The Ebensburg Alleghanian. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1865-1871, August 27, 1868, Image 1

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Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
August 13, 1863.
JOHN FENLON, Attorney at Law,
Ebensburg, Ta.
1 Office on High street. augl3
GEORGE M. READE, Attorney at
I JT Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
I yy Office in Colonnade Row. augl3
f-1 P. TIEIINEY, Attorney at Law,
lj Ebensburg, Cumbria county, Pa.
ggj Office in Colonnade Row.
ney at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
jfey Office "in Colonnade Row. aug20
EORGE W. OAT31AN, Attorney t
Law and Claim Agent, and United
States Commissioner for Cambria county, Eb-
naburg, Pa. "gl3
at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office opposite the Court House.
B. L. JOUS 9TON. augldj J. . BCAJ.LAJI.
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Ji5 Office on High itreet, west of Fos
tera Hotel. ugl3
TAMES C. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
I tj CarroIItown, Cambria connty, Pa.
? rs-vy Architectural Drawings and FpeciS-
satoni made. rRUg13
J' J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
Ji and Scrivener,
i ZJ" Office adjoining dwelling, on High st.,
A Ebeusburg, Pa. ang 13-6in.
A. SHOEMAKER, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Particular attention paid to collections.
SOT Office on High street, west of the Di
jaroond. ugl3
jtl tho Peace, Johnstown, Pa.
I $r?jsr Office on Market etreet, corner of Lo
cu3t street extended, and one door south of
the Ute office of Wm. il'Kee. aug!3
11 PEYER KAUa, M. D., Physician
and Surgeon, Summit, Pa.
I pf Office east of Mans:oa Houe, on Rail
Vond street. Night calls promptly attended
la. at his t.ffice. augl3
Jf Having permanently located in Ebeus-
rt-urg. otfers his professional ierrices to the
ciuzcns ol town naa ticii i-.v.
Teeth extracted, without pain, with Xilrout
lOxidt, or Lawjhing Gas.
fcJT' Iloomi nJjumiii, J. 'nntl.-v s store,
llh?h jtreet.
The undersigned, Graduate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
eaeri ui i" " -
tf Ebensburg. He has spared no means to
j i .nfsitinniil HPrvw tr the Citizens
VHorouguiy acquHiui uiuucu .........
lrr'' "'3 c 1 u luuuy j cure ui JJi -
vnal experience, he has sought to add the
Imparted experience ot the higuest authorities
ia Dental Science. He simply asks that an
epportunity may be given for his work to
peak its own praise.
BO-Will beat Ebensbnre ou the fourth
jMoaiiay of each month, to stay one wjbk.
August 33, 18C8.
T LOYI) & CO., Banker
LLi Ebensbcrg, Pa.
sy Gold, Silver, Government Loans and
:her Securities bought and sold. Interest
allowed on Time Deposits. Collections made
on all accessible points in the United States,
ftaj a General Banking Business transacted.
August 13, 18CS.
W M. LLOYD k Co., Bankers
M Altoona, Pa.
Iraf: on the principal cities, and Silver
a j (JoKl for sale. Collections made. Mon
ji rce'iTed on deposit, payable on demand,
.'wiijigut interest, or upon time, with interest
at tuir rates. augl S
I "
WB. M . LlOtD. J'ret t. JOUS I.LOYD,
Crgr Corner Tirginia and Annie sts., North
Wrd, Altoona, Pa.
iAcTHORirKD Capital $300,000 00
jCisit Capital Paid is 150,000 00
All business pertaining to Banking dene on
favorable terms.
Iuerual Revenue Stamps of all denomina
tion always on hand.
To purchasers of Stamp?, percentage, in
scraps, will be allowed, as follows: $50 to
100, J per cent.; $!0C to $200, 3 per cent.;
200 and upwards, 4 per cent. augl3
Svccf$3or of R. S. Bunn,
Dealer in
Also :
Ltter, Cap, and Note Papers,
Tens, Pencils, Superior Tnk,
And other articles kept
by Druggists generally.
rhyttciant' prescriptions curefulhi compounded.
Office on Main Street, opposite the Moun-
tin House, Ebensburg, Pa.
f augld
Ebes sbcrg, Pa.
Shaving, Shampooing, and Uair-dressing
done in the most artistic style.
5fi? Saloon directly opposite the "Moun
tain House." augl3
lie. Ehenshiircr Pa
Office on High street, welt of Foster's Ho-
OB WORK of all kiuds done
Ag-a In!
Oh, sweet and fair 1 oh, rich and rare I
That day so long ago,
The Autumn sunshine everywhere,
The heather all aglow.
The ferns were clad in cloth of gold,
The waves sng on the shore ;
Such suns will shine, such waves will sing,
For ever, evermore.
Oh, fit and few 1 oh, tried and true 1
The friends who met that day,
Each one the other's upirit knew;
And so in earnest play
The hours flew past, until at last,
The twilight kissed the shore ;
We said : 4Svirh .Ivq shall rnmn Ar"alr-
For ever, evermore.".
One day again, no clond of pain
A 6hadow o'er us cast,
And yet we strove, in vaio, in vain,
To conjure up the past ;
Like, but unlika, the sun that shone,
The waves that beat the shore,
The words we r-iid, the songs we sang,
Like unlike evermore.
For ghosts unseen crept in between,
And, when our songs flowed free,
Sang discords in an undtrtone,
And marred the harmony :
"The past is ours, not yours," they said,
'The waves that beat the shore,
Though like the same, are not the same,
Oh, never, never more !"
I was a medical student in Paris at the
time the strange and startling adventure
happened which I am about to relate.
Tired with long lectures and hard study,
I was out one evening for a walk in the
fresh air. It was a pleasant night in mid
winter, and the cold, bracing " air, as it
touched my feverish brow, caused a grate
ful sensation.
Pacing through a lonely street, near
the river, I was surprised at meeting a
young and pretty girl at least she appear
ed so in the dim light of a rather distant
street lamp who carried in her hand
three or four bouquets which she offered
for Kile.
"Will Monsieur have a bouquet ?" thc
k.L.a, : . " i.n:..
out to me a well arranged collection of
beautiful Sowers.
"They are very pretty," said I, taking
them iu tuy hand j and somehow I could
not help adding, as I fixed my eyes on
hers, "aud o, I think, is their fair owner."
'Monsieur will buy and assist me t she
"Do you really need assistance, Made
moiselle ?"
"Why else should I be here at this hour
of the night, Monsieur ?"
"And why here at all V I quickly re
turned. "This street is little frequented,
and is about the last in the world I would
have selected for disposing of a luxury
most suited to wealth and fashion."
She sighed and reached out her hand
for the bouquet, which I still retained.
"What is your price V said I.
"Five francs."
"A large sum."
"Monsieur will remember it is winter,
and flowers arc not plenty."
"To aid you, I will purchase," returned
I, handing her the requisite coin; "for,
though I love flowers, 1 would otherwise
hardly indulge in the luxury to-night at
such an expense."
"Thanks ! Could Monsieur direct me
to the house of a good physician who will
turn out to-night and see a patient for a
small recompense V
"Any friend of yours ill ?" .
"My mother," with a deep sigh and
downcast look.
"Where does she reside ?"
"Only a short distancs from here."
"What is the matter with her ?"
"She has a very high fever, for one
"When was she taken down ?"
"Last night, and she has not left her
bed since."
"Why did you not send for a physician
at once V
"We hoped she would be better soon,
and it is so expensive for poor people to
employ a physician."
"I am myself a medical student, with
considerable experience among the sick of
the hospitals, and if you are disposed to
trust the cae to me, I am at your service
without charge," I rejoined, already feel--ing
deeply interested in the fair girl.
"Oh, how shall I thank Monsieur !" she
exclaimed, with clasped hands and an up
ward, grateful look. "Pray, follow me,
Monsieur le Docteur."
She turned at once, and moved off at a
rnrml down the street, toward the
river Seine, in the direction 1 was walking
when we met.
In less than five minutes, we had entered
a wretched quarter, among narrow streets,
old, tottering buildings, some of which
seemed to glare at us as we passed along.
"Is it much further ?" inquired I, be
ginning to feel uneasy.
"Only a step, Monsieur ; it is just here."
Almost immediately, she turned into a
covered passage, which led in among hab
itations which. I never should have entered
in the broad glare of day. A distant lamp
served to make the gloom visible, till she
suddenly opened a door leading into total
"Your hand, Monsieur le Doctcur," she
said, at the same time taking it and lead
ing me forward.
I was quite tempted to draw back and
refuse to go any further, though I me
chanically followed her.
We now went through a long, narrow
passage, in total darkness, and after one or
two short turns, began to descend a pair
of creaking, rotten stairs.
"Is it possible you live in a place like
this I" I said, secretly wishing myself safe
ly out of it.
"In Paris, beggars cannot. bo. chrtnaara l'.
sidled trie gif J. ...
"But even in Paris, it is not necessary
for the living to take up their abode in
sepulchres," I rejoined, with some asperi
ty, being vexed with myself for suffering
my good nature to lead me into a den from
which I mi"-ht never come out alive.
To this my fair guide deigned no reply.
On reaching the foot of the stairs, she
pushed open a door, into a small, dimly
lighted room, and I followed her in, with
some misgivings, lnere was a small bed
in one corner of the room, and on it ap
peared to be a human form, lying very
"I have brought a doctor, mother," said
the girl, as she closed the door behind me.
As there was no reply made to this, she
turned to me, saying, "Will Monsieur
Docteur please be seated a minute ?
think mother is asleep. "
"I beg Mademoiselle to bear in mind
that I can only spare a few moments with
this case to-night, as I have another call I
wish to make immediately," I returned,
feeling very anxious to depart from that
subterranean quarter as quick as possible.
"Monsieur shall not be detained long by
me, reioined tne girl, passing out oi tne
room by another door.
I did not sit down, but walked over to
the bed where the patient was lying, very
still so still, indeed, that I could not de
tect any breathing. A woman's cap was
on the bed, and the end of a sheet con
cealed the face. I ventured to turn this
down, and beheld the eyeless sockets and
grinning teeth of a human skull !
I started back in horror, and at the same
moment the door by which the girl had
left was. thrown open, and in pi'-V1'iLv.l
fV - I A - '
black gowns and masks. I knew at once,
then, that I was to be robbed, and proba
bly murdered. I wore a heavy diamond
ring and pin, carried in money some five
hundred francs, but not a single weapon
of any kind. Resistance being, therefore,
out of the question. I felt taat my. only
chance if, indeed, there was a chance ai
all was to conciliate the ruffians and buy
myself off. With a presence of mind for
which I still take to myself considerable
credit, I said at once :
"I understand it all, gentlemen, and you
will find me a very liberal man to deal
with. There is one thing which I value
very highly, because, if lost, I cannot re
place it I mean, my life. Everything
else of mine is at your service, even be
yond what I have with me."
They were undoubtedly surprised to hear
me speak in that cool, off-hand manner ;
but they marched forward and surrounded
me before either said a word.
"How much have you got with you ?"
inquired one, in a civil way, but in a low,
gruff tone.
I immediately mentioned the different
articles of value and the exact amount of
money I had with me ; "all of which I
shall b pleased to present you with, if one
of you will be kind enough to escort me to
the street above," I added.
"You said you had more, 3Ionsieur."
"Yes, gentlemen, I have ten thousand
francs in the Bank of France, and I will
willingly add a cheek for half that sum."
"Checks don't answer our purpose very
well, said a second voice.
-Then I pledge you my honor that I
will to-morrow draw out five 'thousand
francs, and pay the amount to any person
who may approach me with this bouquet
in my hand, said I, holding out the flow
ers I had purchased from the fair decov.
"And have him arrested the next min
ute, I suppose."
, i t i ii
"jo-; on my nonor, ne snail eo un
harmed and unquestioned, and no other
human beinjr shall be informed of the
transaction for a week, a month, or a rear
"Let us handle what you have nere,"
said the first speaker
I immediately drew out my pin, drew
off my ring, drew out my watch, produced
my pocket-book and purse, and. placed
them all in his extended hand.
"You make us a present of these, now ?"
he said
"Yes, on condition that one of you will
forthwith conduct me to the street above,
I replied.
"lousieur is a very lioeral man, was
the response.
They then drew off together, scrutini
zing the articles by the light of a smoky
lamp, and conversing together in low tones
I felt that they were holding a con versa
tion that involved my life, and to speak
the truth, it seemed as if every nerve in
me quivered, and it was with difficulty
that 1 could stand.
At length, the principal ' spokesman
turned to me and said :
"Monsieur has actod more like a gentle-
mat than any other person we ever had
deaings.with, and if we could, consistent
witl our business, oblige him, we should
bo iappy to do ro ; but, unfortunately, we
are governed by a rule, which is law to us,
thut dead men tell no tales, and we think
it will not do to make an exception in this
case. We will, however, in consideration
of Monsieur's gentlemanly behavior, be as
mild and lenient as possible in doing our
duty, and will grant Monsieur five min
utes for saying his prayers."
"You have then - resolved to murder
me V I gasped.
"Monsieur uses a veryv hard term, but
we-will let that pass. You have five min-
"-yet to live v this watch."
in.:- tetn held my, watvu-. .il.
light, and I felt indeed that my days were
numbered, and secretly began to pray for
the salvation of my soul, believing that I
could not save my body.
A death-like silence reigned in that
gloomy apartment for some time, and" then
one of the ruffians bent down and lifted s.
trap-door, and from the dark pit below
issued a noisome smell, as it might be o
putrid flesh. I "beheld my intended grave,
and shuddered and shook like an aepen.
But why stand there and die like a dog,
without a single attempt to escape ? At
the worst, it could be but death, and there
was a bare possibility that I might get
away. I fixed my eyes on the door that
opened on the stairway, and with a single
bound reached it, but found it locked.
Then, as the hands of the assassins seized
mc, with murderous intent, I uttered a
wild shriek ; when, almost simultaneously,
the door was burst in with a loud crash,
and the room was filled with gendarmes.
I saw that I was saved, and fainted and
The four masks, the fair decoy, and two
or three others concerned in that murder
ous den, were all secured, and I subse
quently had the pleasure of giving my
evidence against them and seeing them all
condemned to the galleys for life.
The place had for some time been sus
pected and the decoy marked. On that
night, a detective had secretly followed
the girl and myself, and, after ascertaining
whither she had conducted me, had has-
tened to bring a body of gendarmes to the
place. The delay of the ruffians iu their
murderous designs had been just sufficient
isave me. I scarcely need add that I
distressed damsel on a" secret acrvemuie
while I remained in Paris.
Gen. V. S. Grant.
Eirht years aro, when a Republican
Convention at Chicago nominated Abra
ham Lincoln, a man not altogether un
known, and wherever known respected, J
the country wa3 tatcn Ly surprise, rui
rallied to his support as no old lavonie
had ever been supported, and m the terri
ble years that followed gave him a place
in the popular heart never accorded to any
one except ashington. rsow tne couu-
try is not only not surprised at, but tctu
ally demands the nomination of a man
then living at Galena, whose name the
people had never heard when Lincoln was
called from his quiet life at Springfield.
Both Western men,' and both residents of
Illiiiuis, though born the one in Kentucky
and the other in Ohio, they were nomina
ted for the first office in the people s gift
by National Conventions held in the me-
tropolis ot tneir aaoptea ?iaic. xincoin
had a mission to perform, and the Conven
tion of 1800 called him forth to perform it;
Grant has that work to complete, and the
Convention of 18C3 asks him to complete
it. His record in the past shows the sin
gleness of purpose with which he will pur
sue the task allotted to him in the future.
Ulysses S. Grant was born April 27,
1822, at Point Pleasant, Clermont county,
Ohio. Like Lincoln, his early intellectu
al advantages were of the most ordinary
kind, but he was enabled to educate him
self sufficiently to enter the MiliUry Acad
emy at West Point, to which he was for
tunate in procuring a cadetship, though at
the expense of hie name, Hiram Ulysses,
which was given him in infancy, for the
one by which he has become known all
over the world. If the clerical blunder
which inscribed him Ulysses S. could not
be erased from the records of the Academy,
neither can that name be blotted from the
scroll of honorable history. He graduated
in 1843 and was breveted 2d Lieut, in the
4th Infantry. He served through the
Mexican war, receiving brevets of First
Lieutenant and Captain for' meritorious
conduct at the battles of Molina del Rey
and Chepultepec. After the war with
Mexico he continued in the army for a
few years, and while serving in Oregon in
1852, was promoted to a captaincy. The
next year he resigned, going into business
at St. Louis, and in 1859 he removed to
Galena, 111., where he was conducting an
extensive' tannery when the late war broke
out. Capt. Grant was among the first to
offer his services to the Government, and
was given command of a regiment by the
Governor of Illinois, with which he went
into active service into Missouri. It was
not long until he was appointed a Brigadier-General
of Volunteers (Aug. 18G1,)
and assignecLto the command of the Dis
trict of Cairo.
The unfortunate battle of Bull Bun and
the varying fortunes in the South West
had a depressing effect upon the cormtry,
and the people were willing to take a lead
er on trust if he would only come heralded
with a victory, however insignificant.
Rich Mountain gave M'Ch llan command
of the Armies of the' United States; the
unfortunate expedition to Belmont doomed
Grant to comparative obscurity at Cairo,
until near the close of the first year of the
war. Then the brilliant victories of Fort
DoneLson and Pittsburg Landing, the first
of any significance gained by a Union
army, could do little for him, and while
the former made him a Major-General, the
latter deprived him of a command.. All
eyes were turned toward the Grand Army
of the Potomac, in anticipation of the
great things it would accomplish when its
La,?ar chose to move upon Lee at Manas
sas ; and aeeisi , c A-mv UJr Cum
berland and the Tennessee werevhot wii
eidered, while people were amused with
promises never to be realized, and kept in
constant expectation by assurances that all
wa3 quiet along lines a little nearer home.
It were useless to attempt a description of
these actions now, but when G rant com
pleted a victory that had begun as a defeat,
by leading in person a charge of six regi
ments, he showed that a General might
promise little and yet accomplish much.
Soon after he had worsted the ablest rebel
leader in the South, who was killed in that
fierce engagement at Shiloh Church, Hal
leek assumed command in the South West,
and the victor Avas rewarded for his two
successes by subsequent neglect until Sep
tember, 18G2. He was then armointed to
the command of the Army of West Ten
nessee, his forces
the 13th
Army Corps, and fixed his headquarters
at J aekson iu that State. In the mean
time M'Clellan had been driven from be
fore Richmond, Pope had been defeated
at the second battb of Bull Run, and an
uncertain victory at Antietam had closed
the career of a General who waa called to
the head of the army in the fervor of pop
ular enthusiasm, and had been restored to
command in a moment of popular despair.
During the dark and terrible winter that
followed, the Army of the Potomac under
its successive commanders lay on the banks
of the Rappahannock, and fought the ill
fated battle of Fredericksburg and Chan
cellorsville, while Grant and Sherman were
quietly working out their plans on the
Mississippi and the Y'azoo. When Lee
moved northward in the Spring and Suni
or J Stlo, and Meade was enabled to
capitulation ot x cuincituif v.. .
burg to Gettysburg in the associations con
nected with the ever-elorious Fourth of
July. In detailing the appointments of
Major-Generals which had been made in
the regular army, Grant once modestly
said : "After the capitulation of Yicks
burg I was added," a3 if himself uncon
eious of the importance of an event that
had given the army a leader who conquer
ed a peace for the country, and makes him
to-day the candidate of the great Repub
lican rsarty i'oc President, an office he
would not desire were not the people in
tent on srivincr him this last mark of their
confidence and esteem.
One who was within the rebel lines du
ring the in-ac!ou of Pennsylvania in 18G3,
vas told by an arrogant Southerner, whose
deserted home was near the spot where
Grant's army la-, that the dark and fetid
waters of the Y'azoo would destroy his men
even if there were no intrenched enemy in
front to pick them off in detail. But the
same flash of the lightning that brought
the news of Meade's victory at Gettysburg
brought word of Pember ton's defeat at
V icksburg. As a reward for this victory,
Grant, in hi.s own modest words, was ad
ded to the 3Xajor-Generals already appoint
ed for the regular army, but unlike the
time when he was commissioned a Major
Ceneral of Volunteers, no fortune now
could doom him to inactivity. Before he
was ordered to assume command at Chat
tanooga, after the unfortunate battle of
Chickamauga, President Lincoln wrote him
a characteristie letter. It was dated July
13, 18G3, and was c follows : "My Dear
General : I do not remember that you and
I ever met personally. I write this now
as a grateful acknowledgement, for the al
most inestimable service you have done
the country. I wish to say a word further.
When you first reached the vicinity of
V icksburg, I thought you should do what
you finally did march the troops across
the neck, run the batteries with the trans
ports, and thus go below ; and I never had
any faith, except a general hope that you
knew better than I, that the Yazoo expe
dition and the liko could succeed. When
you got below and took Port Gibson,
Grand Gulf, and vicinity, I thought you
should go down tho river and join Gen.
Banks ; and when you turned northward,
east of the liig Black, I thought it was a
mistake. I now wish to make the person
al acknowledgement that you were right
and I was wrong."
A victory which could call forth such a
letter as this from President Lincoln
would produce in the mind of the Execu
tive the most unbounded confidence in the
capacity of the commander by whom it was
gained. It it gratifying that that confi
dence was never betrayed and never dis
appointed. He first justified the Presi
dent's faith, soonjafter he assumed the
chief command in Tennessee, by the bril
liant victory at Lookout Mountain, driving
the rebel Gen. Bragg from the Chattanoo
ga Valley and Mission Ridgs, and opening
up the way for Sherman's Great March t
the Sea. Then the National House of
Representatives passed a unanimous vote
of thanks to Gen. Grant for his victories
and ordered a medal to be struck in his
honor, while both Houses of Congress con
curred in the passage of an act reviving
the grade of Lieutenant-General, a rank
never held by any one except Washington,
and Grant was recommended for the post,
it being prescribed that the Lieutenant
General should have command of the
armies. President Lincoln formally pre
sented him with his commission March 9,
1864, and having opened up the path to
the final victory in the South-West, he at
once proceeded to pavo the way in- the
The Grand Army of the Potomac,
str.artin uner its many misfortunes, not
withstanding tthe bright spot of Gettys
burg upon its banners, and its imperishable
record for heroism, needed the prestige of
Gen. Grant to give it confidence in itself.
Those noble veterans felt that success was
assured when they found him willing to
join his great fame with theirs, and to link
his destinies with their fortunes. He re
ceived his commission from" the hands of
the President, with but few words, and
without indicating his purpose, left the
Executive presence to begin his advance
upon Richmond. The Rapidan was cros
sed and Lee fought in the terrible battles
of the "Wilderness ; then he advanced to
the North Anna river, and making a flank
movement upon Cold Harbor, fought an
other sanguinary battle, the assault upon
the Rebel works at that place ; and then
swinging around the intrenched lines of
the enemy, he crossed the James and in
vested l'etersburg. Desperate engage
ments followed, and, during the invest
ment, he mined and blew up Fort Hell, a
Rebel stronghold, with the view of taking
the town by assault ; but the operation
failed, with severe punishment on our side,
and heavy losses to the enemy. This, to
gether with tlie desperate straits to which
Lee was reduced, emboldened him to take
the offensive, aud on the night of the 27th
of March, 18G5, he moved three divisions
of his troops before Fort Steadman, and
surprised and captured the position. Be
fore night, it had been retaken, and at the
same time the battle of Hatcher's Run was
fought, continuing until evening. On the
2d of April, the Rebel intrenchments, with
G,000 men, at Big Five Forks, were cap-
-I n,,r1 ttjn .atf-jujV ffji; orLrl nlornr t he-
ended in driving Lee from his works and
the abandonment of Richmond. Lee's re
treat was cut off by the rapid movements
which Grant instituted, and on the 9th of
April, just one week after the last great'
battle, the army of Northern Virginia ca
pitulated. Soon after, the Rebel Gen.
Johnston surrendered to Gen. Sherman,
on the same terms granted by Grant
to Lee, and the Great Civil War was'
If Gen. Grant was appointed to tho
command of the armies, with a rank never
before held by any one except Washing
ton, a greater honor, if possible, was in store
for him. He is now simply General of '
the United States Army, and will soon be
President of the United States.
Franli Blair on Gen. Grant,
The Leavenworth (Kansas) Timet tells
the following :
Hon. Frank P. Blair, after his speech
in this city, in the presenco of a number of
gentlemen, and in reply to a remark that
"Grant was a fool," said :
"Sir, you are mistaken. Grant is no
fool. I know him well. I knew him be
fore he went into the army, and when he
used to haul wood into the city of St.
Louis. I met him often in the service.
I know the man. He is the greatest man
of the age. Sherman, Sheridan and Thom
as are sooJ men, but Grant is worth more
than idl of them. Oliver Cromwell and
Napoleon Bonaparte were both great men,
but, sir, I tell you that Grant is a greater
man than Cromwell and Bonaparte put
together. He is not a talker, but he is
one cf the d dest thinkers in the world.
He is ambitious, but he don't show it ; and
I tell you, that if he is elected- President,
ho will set up a monarchy and establish
himself emperor. I tell you that the peo
ple are mistaken when they suppose Grant
to be a fool. They have good reasons to
fear his greatness."
"Yes, but don't you think ho will be
controlled by such men as Sumner, Wilson
and Washburne V
"Controlled? Controlled? Why, bo
would sweep them away like straw."
"But, General, don't you think that
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circumstances have done a $r-cat aeat lor .
WThy, the fellow has made the circum
stances. I tell you that it is no luck.
The man that can spring right up from
poverty and obscurity and do what he ha3
done is no mere creature of circumstances. .
Circumstances don't run so much in one
"I am a Democrat, but if General Grant
is such a great man as you say ho is, I am
a Grant man from this out."
"Well, if you want a despotism, voto for
him ; but if you want a republican form of
government, you will have to voto against
him. I know that he is a great man,
and in saying so I simply tell the