The Ebensburg Alleghanian. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1865-1871, October 15, 1868, Image 1

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J. T. IIITTCIIIWSO.H,! EDITORS.
CD. J.43ICS, i
VOLUME 9.
7 I L LI AM KITTELL, Attorney at
.' T L'k I. .. - Tta
August 13, 1868.
JOHN VhiSLtU, .attorney at uaiv,
Ebensburg, Pa.
2f Office on High street. augl3
k A A. T
GKOHGE M. READE, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa."
Office in Colonnade Row. augl3
-ririLLiAM n
SECHLER: Attor-
ne
v at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office in Colonnade Row. aug20
GEORGE W. O ATM AN, Attorney at
Law and Claim Agent, and United
States Commissioner for Cambria county, Eb
nsburg, P. ' ' tagg13
JOHNSTON & SCANLAN, Attorneys
at Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Offic opposite the Court House.
H. L. JOHSSTOK- augl3 i. SCANLAN.
SAMUEL SINGLETON, Attorney at
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Office on High 3tret, west of Fos
ters Hotel. aug!3
JAMES G. EASLY, Attorney at Law,
Carrolltown, Caoibria county, Pa.
y Architectural Drawings arid Specifi
cations made. Fft,,3
T? J. WATERS, Justice of the Peace
Jjjm and Scrivener.
j8rjy- umce aaioining u(i:iug,muiiiu
j Ebens!
Ebensburg, Fa.
aug 13-6m.
17 A. SSllUKMAlvKll, Attorney. i
Law, Ebensburg, Pa.
Particular attention paid to collections,
tar Office ou High street, west of the Di
amond. Ca"g13
OSEIMI S. STKAVEJt, Justice of
the Peace, Johnstown, Pa.
lf Office on Market street, corner of Lo
cust street extended, and one door south of
tbe late office of Win. M'Kee. aug!3
I)EVERE AUX, M. I)., Phyeician
and .Surgeon, Summit, Pa.
SkJ" OKii-e east of ilnr.s'on House, on Rail
road street. Night calls promptly attended
to, at Lis office. aug 1 3
Vt. 1E WITT ZEIGLER
I J Having permanently located in Ebens
"bur. oilers his professional services to the
ciiiiens of town and vicirity.
Teeth extracted, without pain, with Nitrous
(Ui'Ir, or Ijiiwjking (i.
fcsd" Rooms adjoining G. Huntley's store,
High street. ugl3
Dent 1st nr.
Tie un.Iersigned, Graduate of the Bal
timore College of Dental Surgery, respectfully
ji!r his profe3siou:il services to the citizens
..i Kiieusbi'rir. He has snared no means to
tlioroughlv acquaint himself with every im
i.r.v-ment in hi3 art. To many years of per
s.mal -xierieuce, he has sought to add ths
iuprtei exjurience ot the highest authorities
n Deutai Mipnoe. lie simniv ash.s iiiai mi
nuimrtiinitr mv bo civen for his work to
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apeak its own praise.
t'MUKti DELFORD, D. D. S.
fy Will be at Kbcnsburg on the fourth
l.r i y of each month, to stay one wjek.
August I.'J,
T LOL k CO., Bank
IJ Ebknsbcrg, Pa.
IrfT (-old, Silver, Government Loans and
other Svuritics bouglit and sold. Interest
allowed on Time Deposits. Collections made
on all accessible points in the United States,
an.I a (lencral l'ahking Rusiness transacted.
August 13, 18ott.
V M. LLOYD & Co., Uakcr
ft Altoona, Pa.
Drafid or. the principal cities, and Silver
nd Gold for sale. Collection? made. Mon
ty rectived on deposit, payable on demand,
without interest, or upon time, with interest
t Uir rates. acg!3
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Void up Capital $ 00,000 00
Privily to incrtatr to 100,000 00
We buy and sell Inland and Foreign Drafts,
Gold and Silver, and all classes of Govern
ment Securities; make collections at home
ad abroad ; receive deposits ; loan money,
and do a general Uunking business. All
business entrusted to us will receive prompt
attention and care, at moderate prices. Give
us a trial.
Directors :
D. J. MORRKLL,
IVAC Kactmak,
Jacob M. Campbell,
Gborge Fritz,
Johx DlULRT,
Jacob Leveroood,
Kuw'd. Y. Townsend.
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II. J. Robhkts, Cashier. sep3ly
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OF ALTOONA.
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TED STATES.
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ard, Altoona, Pa.
ATnoRizF.D Capital $300,000 00
ASU Capital I'aid in 150,000 00
All business pertaining to Ranking done on
favorable terms.
luternal Revenue Stamps of all denomina
tions always on hand.
To purchasers of Stamp?, percentage, in
mps. will be allowed, as follows : $50 to
00, 2 per cent.; $'.0C to $200, 3 per cent.;
-0 and upwards, 4 per cent. auglil
A GRAHAM BLAINE, Barber
. Ebknsbcrg, Pa.
Having, Shampooing, and llair-dressi
oone in the most. r'ici'. ....
Sftloou directly opposite the "Moun-
aug!3
SJAMUKL SINGLETON, Notary Pub-
lie, Ebensburg, Pa.
'Jiuce on High street, west of Foster'g Ho-
aug 13
OR WORK of all kind, done
1HL ALLEGIl ANIAX OFFICE
at
Hi5h St.,
t.esiSBtRCt, Pa.
EBENSBURG, PA., THUHSDAiY, OCTOBER
Grunt Ilefore tbe Peopfe.
Shame oc the nation, if, while thou dost
wait
- Tby people's judgment for a gift unsought,
The gall of party have so basely wrought
As to assail thee with its slanderous hat !
Thou, only thou, didst wring from churlish
fate
Tbe prize at which thy comrades vainly
caught,
Stood in the field, when all the fight was
fought,
Alone, unpeered, self-balanced, modest,
great !
Not liberty alone wowa thy hand,
Nor the BlOwJaling balm for" woandi "of
strife.
Nor equal freedom, nor supreme command;
Not only these, we cry with feelings rife,
Not only victory thou gav'st the land,
Peace, liberty and law, but yery life I
Forget not, countrymen, the man who came
lieore your faces when your hearts were
low,
When all who led had failed before the foe,
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And hope seemed dying by the hand of
shame !
Ah Israel's Singer, with his brow aflame,
Came to sad Saul, your silent prophet so
Tassed through your tents, that shook with
stormy woe,
And calmed your hearts, and raised your
ancient fame.
Croifn his shy worth with gratitude, and lay
The Nation's rod at his scarce willing feet,
That so his mission may be made complete,
And what he won you in the bloody fray
May grow to glory, in a peace more sweet.
Watched by his eye, and fostered day by
day.
SPEECH TSCHUYLER COLFAX.
The Hon. Schuyler Colfax delivered
his first speech vjf the campaign at Lafay
ette, Indiana, on the 1st instant. AVe
subjoin an extract :
"I have felt that self respect and pro
priety torbid my entering the political
arena to analyze, discuss, and criticize the
principles and policy of those arrayed
against us. 1 will not deny that I have
thus longed to speak in this campaign, but
I have felt that when persons are selected
for the two highest offices in the nation,
as they, are indeed .ihe-highest in the
world, that a sense of propriety should re
strain them from bitter or personal attacks
or criticisms ou the position and character
of opposing candidates. Whatever, there
fore, others may do, I must be faithful to
my own convictions and avoid such a
course. In regard to the principles, poli
cy, platform, and letters of the Democratic
candidates and party, my lips are sealed.
IJut there is one subject on which my lips
are not, and never can be, sealed, until
they arc sealed in death, and that is the
glorious record made by the noble Itepub
lican party. That record will stand for
ever, written in letters of living truth and
rht, on the most brilliant page of our
country's history. Of this record I can
ieel and say, as 30U can let posterity
read this, and let posterity judge. Oh,
what a record it is ! When this country
was racked to its very center by the shock
of contending armies ; when the degener
ate sons of the country raised their rebel
lious hands against our flag ; when men
proved themselves unworthy of their birth,
and sought to trample in the dust that
banner of beauty and trlorv : when thev
sought to make it the winding-sheet of the
world's hopes, there was one party among
whose nuuiber3 not a single man was un
faithful to the Constitution and flag, and
that was the Republican party. Where,
I ask, would have been the country to-day
if there had been no Republican party ?
'ou would not have had left a couutry to
be proud of. Our country, lives, because
we glared to stand up and say that the last
man and the last dollar shall go, if neces
sary, to put down this infernal conspiracy.
We knew this war would build up a large
public debt, and we knew that tax laws
must be passed in order to pay it. We
knew these things were unpopular, but we
said it is necessary for the salvation of our
.dear land, and must be done. We said
we will vote for these tax bills, for only
by them can our banner be kept flying in
the field. I do not speak to-day to gain
votes. It would be unnecessary, if I was
disposed to do so. The result of the elec
tion is just as certain as if the votes were
already counted out in November.
"When the time came, in the progress of
the war, that conscription was necessary,
we knew how unpopular a draft must be ;
but our soldiers were dying from sickness
in hospitals, and being shot down by rebel
bullets, and we found this was the only
way to keep our ranks full. We had but
one motive, and that was to save our coun
try ; and we said that our vote shall be
recorded in favor of any and every law
necessary to crush the rebellion. We took
the responsibility, and the country was
saved, and you rejoice over that salvation
to-day, and do not regret that the essen
tial means were used. Wo had to levy
internal taxes to. pay the public debt, but
we are reducing the taxes every year, un
til we will tax luxuries and imported arti
cles only. The time will son come when
this will be sufficient to meet the wants of
the Government. This is not all, but is
I WOULU BATUKK iJB K1U11T KKSIUliiRT. MEHRY (JUT.
enough to crown with eternal glory and
honor those -who dared to stand in the
gap, to risk all for the salvation of the
country.
"But that is not all. Oh, no. Let us
look still farther at the record of this party.
l"ou know how, for years and years, we
hid our faces in shame because of that
greatest of all disgraces, American Slavery.
When that institution, the sum of all vil
lainies, had plunged the country into a
terrible civil war, after three years of for
bearance, Mr. Lincoln issued his procla
mation declaring if the Southern people
continued to murder Union soldiers a hun
dred days more, he would strike the insti
tution with the battleox of therwar power,
and shatter it from turret to foundation
stone. We Ptood by him unswervingly in
that exciting contest. Do you not remem
ber how . faithfully every one of you Re
publicans stood by our noble and martyred
standard-bearer ? Do you not remember
how we were denounced for it, and had in
vective and calumny heaped upon tis with
out stint j how we were called fanatics and
negro worshipers, and accused t)f making
war to free the negroes, and not to save
the Union ? In Congress, on. the stump,
through the press, our enemies endeavored
to overwhelm us with the tof rent of calum
ny. Rut, inspired by the same devotion
to liberty and Union which inspired our
fathers in the Revolution, you persevered,
unawed, unchecked by the tempest of in
vective that raged nround you upon every
side, and at last you triumphed Tou blot
ted the stain fiwiii the national escutcheon,
and at last you cvi'd stand up in the great
Republic, and proclaim, from the hundred
harbors of 3Iaine to that far distant Pacif
ic State whose foam is amber and whose
sand is gold, throughout the entire domain
of this vast Republic, that there was not a
single man who could stand up and call
hiniBelf master, nor call another man his
slave. This, fellow-Republicans, was your
work, and of this you should be proud, as
one of the noblest legacies you can trans
mit to your children. In this great act of
justice and liberty you have been honored
by the world ; and I sincerely believe ap
proved by Almighty God. Where are the
men now who pointed the finger of eorn
at you, and who filled their mouths with
revilings at you, because you dared to
strike at Slavery ? Not a tongue of these
men dare to wag now ; they are silent cs
the tomb, every one of them. You and I
shall pass away, but what we have accom
plished shall live in all future history, and
brighten under the eyes of posterity. As
age after age rolls away, your children's
children will rise up to call-you blessed,
because in the midst of civil war you dared
to strike down th's cursed institution of
Slavery : because despite the slanders that
were heaped upon you, you L mi.shed Sla
very forever from this fair Republic of
ours. Do you wonder that my heart throbs
with unutterable pleasure when I think of
this, our glorious work? Rut we have
still another honor in connection with this
work. We had a noble President, faithful
to duty, faithful to the country, faithful to
the Constitution, and faithful against the
Rebellion. You well remember how all
the elements of party bitterness were let
loose upon him ; how slander, aad abuse
and calumny were heaped upon him, and
finally how he fell,"pierced by the bullet
of a rebel assassin. Noblest of the Presi
dents since the days of Washington, he
was denounced its no President ever was
reviled, and yet he reviled not again, but
pursued his line of duty unflinchingly to the
end. Supported by a noble patriotism,
his course was true and faithful to the day
he wa3 numbered with the dead. Dead,'
did I say ? He is not d3ad. His is one
of the few of the immortal names that were
not born to die. He lives to-day among
the noble martyrs to liberty, justice and
humanity, and in the recollections of the
dark-browed race he lifted from Slavery
to the full stature of manhood It is with
pride that we look back upon the fact that
we stood by him when the storm of war
raged around him. We feci proud that
we stood firm in the cause of justice and
manhood against every wrong and oppres
sion. To-day we feel proud that we have
saved a nation and emancipated a race,
and to-day we follow our great standard
bearer, the hero of the country,. U. S.
Grant. Brave in battle, generous in vic
tory, reticent in speech, yet firm as the
eternal granite in principle, and upon
whose banner these magic words are in
scribed : "Let us have poacc They
are four words onlv. 1 at a volume is con
tained in them. If there is a country in
in the world that wants peace, it is this
American Republic. We have passed
through a severe struggle for national ex
istence. No land ever was required to
make such sacrifices as oursT We had 'to
heap up golden and living treasures upon
cur country's altar ; the noblest and best
went forth to prove their devotion to the
flag of our lathers. Now, in the language
of our leader, let us have peace. We want
no more taxes ; no more drafts ; no more
carnage, and bloodshed, and desolation.
No ; no. When we reflect that this Re
bellion is only to be remembered in broken
hearts, numberless graves, and enormous
debt, we can all say we want no more war,
but we want loyalty to be triumphant, and
we want peace through justice, liberty, na
tionality, and security to all. Are we go
injr to have them? f"Yes. when wc elect
Grant and Colfax." Yes j there is one 1
man who commanded peace, who struck
down and drove those who-waged war into
the last ditch, and sent them home as-paroled
prisoners of war. ' " When he becomes
President, whenever treason dares to raise
its head he will strike . it . down. Every
man who ' dares to raise his 'hand against
his fellow-man will be -met with the stern
power of the Government. Grant . will
give protection to all through the nation's
strength. This is what Grant intends to
do, and what he believes the duty of the
Executive, as I know from his own declar-
ations. . These Ku-Klux
outrages
must
cease.' You -remember in
18G0,
eight
vears ago, there were threatening in the
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rebel ; you did not believe it then, but it
was a stern reality. - Do you know they
are better prepared to-day, than they were
then ? They didn't then have this organ
ized Ku-Klux Klan, the existence of
which has been denied j but no man can
deny it now. No man rises up to deny
what Forrest has acknowledged, that this
is a powerful and armed organization ready
to do its work. In 18G0, you know, men
dared to stand up in the South" and de
nounce Secession, and declare their devo
tion to the Union ; now no man can do so
without being in danger of his life. -Speakers
in the South teach people to os
tracise those who speak in defense of the
Union. This you know is the case now,
and that it was not eight years ago, be
fore the Rebellion was organized. These
outrages are encouraged by the men who
then controlled these States, and thereby
organized the Confederacy, and raised the
armies of the Rebellion to crush the Un
ion ere is only one party that stands up
to-day against this wicked, proscriptive,
and murderous sentiment in the South,
and; that is the glorious Republican party
of the country. Wc have said the power
shall not be put back, into the hands of
these men, the executive, legislative, and
judicial power of these States to use as
they used that same power eight years ago
tn raising armies to destroy the nation.
The Republican party is the only bulwark
against this state of things being repeated.
When you see, in the South, the newspa
pers, which express public opinion, speak
of Union men, who have lived there all
their lives, as scalawags, and when they
speak of the brave soldiers and others from
North who have gone down there and set
tleij.iiS they had the right'to do, and call
them carpet-baggers ; and when you have
seen their threats, in the form of a wood
cut representing a gallows on which to
hang, after next March, those they call
carpet-baggers and native scalawags ; when
you see the attempt to put those States
back again under the power and control of
Rebels if you consent to it, I say, then I
say you are not worthy of the blood of the
brave soldiers that died to destroy that
power and to enthrone loyalty in its stead.
A voice, "They will never get it." No,
never, while God reigns in heaven. He
sustained us and our country in the dark
est hours. He never saved our flag that
it might be surrendered back into the
hands of those who sought, though inef
fectually, to destroy it. He has prospered
us as a nation as no other laud was ever
prospered. He has saved us from perils
such as encompassed no other nation be
neath the circuit of the sun. He gave
victory to loyalty on the battle-field, and
He will give victory to loyalty at the ballot-box.
If we deserve it, Ave shall have
peace j we shall have protection to every
American citizen, South and North, at
home and abroad ; and with this, we shall
havo stability, progress, and power, and
the grandest march of any nation in an
cient or modern history. We shall rec- j
ognize the immortal principles of the
Declaration of Independence, the baptis
mal vow of our fathers when this Republic
was born into the family of nations, guar
teeing equality in life, liberty, property,
and protection to all whom God created.
To secure this, we have only to plant our
selves on the eternal rock of right, as we
did when we arrayed ourselves against the
wrongs of Slavery. He converted what
was intended as a crusade of Slavery into
an onward march for Liberty, and you
have heard, ringing all over the Republic,
'Proclaim liberty throughout the land, to
all the inhabitants thereof.' We shall
triumph, because wc are striking ior the
right. We shall triumph, because wc are
inspired by the noblest principles that
ever animated a party. We shall tri
umph, because we are faithful to the hon
ored dead, over whose graves unrepentant
traitors have dared to repeat their treason.
Thy did not give their hearts' blood to
relinquish these States into the hands of
those who murdered them for their fideli
ty and loyalty. They went forth from
loving wives and happy homes to extin
guish the embers of rebellion, never, as
they hoped, to be rekindled. It seems to
me they must, turn in their bloody shrouds
to-day as they hear over their graves the
threats of the men whose power they
struck down. By all the memories of the
sainted dead, by all the blood shed so
freely, by all the sacrifices of the nation,
I appeal to the thousands who stand be
fore me to so speak that the world shall
hear that the American people will not
welcome unrepentant traitors to their Cab
inet to rule this country, nor to their
Congress to make laws to govern the wid-
ows and children of the men they slew
15, 1868.
upon hundreds of battle-fields, and every
friend of liberty throughoutthe world will
rejoice as he hears the mighty voice of the
people proclaim that loyalty shall govern
what loyalty preserved."
Benedict
Arnold and
Seymour.
Ilorado
The following article is reproduced from
the New York Times of September 19th,
18C4. It is a irood statement of the simi-
! larity of views as shown by the exprea-
sions of --Mr. Seymour and Benedict Ar
nold, and makes good reading at the
present time : '
'7" Benedict Arnold, on the 20th day of
October, 17bl, i?sued the. following :
"Proclamation to i7ie Citizens and Soldiers
. "of the United States :
"You are promised liberty by the lead
ers of your affairs, but is there an indi
vidual in the enjoyment of it, saving your
oppressors ? Who among you dare to
speak or write what he thinks against the
tyranny which has robbed you of your
property, imprisons your sons, drags you
to the field of battle, and is daily deluging
your country with blood ? 4 Your, country
once was happy, and had the proffered
peace been embraced, the last two j-ears of
- . L it ' ' ti
misery nau ueen spent in peace and plen
ty, and repairing the desolations of the
quarrel ; that would have set the interests
of Great Britain and America in a true
light, and cemented their friendships. I
wish to lead a chosen band of Americans
in the attainments of peace, liberty, and
safety, the first objects in taking the field.
What is America but a land of widows,
orphans, and beggars ? But what need of
argument to such as feel infinitely more
misery than tongue can express ? I give
my promise of the most affectionate wel
come to all who are disposed to join me in
measures necessary to close the scenes of
our afflictions, which must increase until
we are satisfied with the liberality of the
mother country, which still offers us pro
tection and exemption from all taxes but
such as we think fit to impose upon our
selves. Benedict Arnold.
"October 28, 1780."
Now, we defy any man to make out a
more complete model of a Copperhead ha
rangue in 1864. Take any of their set
speeches in evidence. -
Benedict Arnold .makes eight points
against the Continental Congress and
Washington, the Commander-in-Chief:
1. That freedom of speech and of the
press has been taken aways
2. That property has been appropria
ted. 3. That illegal imprisonments have been
made.
4. That odious conscriptions have been
imposed.
5. That peace which might have been
had was refused.
6. That the first objects in taking the
field have been abandoned.
7. That the country has been deluged
with blood and made a land of widows
and orphans.
8. That it is necessary to join them, in
order to close those afflictions and return
to prosperity.
Horatio Seymour, in Milwaukee, like
wise (using his own language) makes the
following points :
1. "The freedom of speech and of the
press has been denied us."
2. "It is your property, the property of
Northern taxpayers, which is confiscated."
3. "Men have been torn from their fam
ilies, and locked up in prison, and women
also."
4. "Men are told that they must leave
their homes and devote themselves to war."
5. "The policy of the Administration
his placed hindrances in the way of the
Union."
G. "The Administration has entered
upon a settled policy dangerous to the wel
fare of the couutry."
7. "In God's name, are there no means
by which we can save the lives of hus
bands and brothers ?"
8. "We nominated McClelhm that we
might restore prosperity and peace to the
people."
Thus are the points made by Horatio
Seymour against the Administration in
18G4 identical, point with point, with
those made by Benedict Arnold against
Washington and the Continental Conirress
in 1780. Wc see precisely what Mr. Sey
mour meant when, toward the close of his
speech, he asserted, "our views came from
our fathers." They are the views which
the Tory fathers, through their executor,
Benedict Arnold, bequeathed to their Cop
perhead offspring.
The truth is that Treason, and its twin
brother, Faction always speak substantial-
lv the same lanuacre, onlv iust so much
altered as to suit the particular cireum
stances of each time. Ths human luvirt i
is ever the same, and so are tha prime tie- ;
ments tint move human affairs. As lung
as there is malice in the human blood, t
Government can be without its renecrades
and malcontents; and these are always j
ready, Judas-like, to seize upon ever)- oc-
casion of offense. No matter what the !
conduct of the Government may be, or j
however enforced by necessity, spite will
assail it, and often too on very plausible
grounds.
Every condition of civil life has its bur
dens and evils, and it is always easy for
the malicrnunt to turn these to their own
" I 'i.OO I!V ADVAXCK.
NUMBER 10.
account. The state of war crr-P'-iaHy -
this facility. It, of necessity, in vofv -great
expenditures of treasure and bio
and is attended with suffering in aim
every variety of form. Moreover, ti:
Executive head of the nation, in ord :r to
prosecute it with effect, must 'be entrusted
with uncommon powers, and these powers
must be exercised as well against the se
cret foes behind as the armed enemies be
fore. These have been the concomitants
of every great war since time began.. The
fact that the war is just, instead oliif-r'J
ing relief from them, only makes them th -more
rrnavoidable,' as it makes- the -'success
of the war a greater necessity.
,.. Nobody supposes that Horatio Sdyinotr ,
though lie imitates Benedict Arnold
closely, deliberately is courting the sx
of posterity. Yet the polif icalleaders v
do the work of faction when the coir : .
is in danger, never have been forgic-:;
and never will be forgiven, by the Air..-,
can people. The Copperhead cbiei,-'
these times, who draw so lavishly up i : :
sophistries and fallacies of 1780 f r
furtherance of their factious designs.
not too well understand that the seque:
all this is endless disgrace. They u:u
not expect to fight the Government v
the weapons of the Tories and of tic V
light Federalists without sharing the su
fate.
i:vci j tiling Going Right,
The following incident occurred at City
Point geneal hospital :
On one of the hottest days in August,
Gen. Grant rode up to the commission
headquarters, City Point, and asked for a
drink of water. A cup of lemonade
sweetened with brown sugar was handed
him, with the apology that they had no
water, and the lemonade was just such .-is
they gave the men in the hospitals. The
General drank it with great apparent r-1-ish,
and declared it could not be beti-er.
Asking for the accustomed "licht," h.
was just about mounting his horse when
a negro employee, without hat, coat. .
vest, elbowed his way through the cr
and reaching out his enormous hand. - :
"He de do, Giu'ral Grant ?"
The words were spoken with gentle. .:
ly deference, and the man's whole app. fi
ance indicated that he had not Ikjvt;
attracted by mere curiosity. The Genera
shook the progerod hand warmly. The
man then disclosed the purpose of his ap
proach :
"How am tings goin', Gin'ral ?"
To appreciate the question, it must be
remembered that it was a time of great
depression among the colored people -not
long after the fatal mine explosion in front
of Petersburg. The simple answer of the
General at once quieted the man's fears
"Everything is going right, sir." .
Politely bowing his thanks, his ev
meantime beaming gratitude, the nei
backed out of the circle and returned i.
his work.
. Before a great while, the General's s.
tence was known to all the coioiJ. ,e li near
City Point, and it was a-'t-nishig
observe the effect which the siirpie v.'. r-.:
had in reviving the spirits of those who
few hours before had been so depressed
and disheartened.
Kino William of Prussia is not lavish
on personal apparel. His valet recently
gave him a hint, by substituting a new'
coat for one which he had worn mueli
longer than he ought, and was thereupon
summoned to the royal presence. "Whorrf
is my old coat, Jean ?" "I have taken :
away, j our majesty j it is no lor.ge; fit t j
be worn." "What are you going to d
with it, Joan ?" ''I believe I am going t
sell it." "How much do you think you wi.
get for it ?" This was hard to auswo:
for no clothes-seller in the world wou. '
have given sixpence for the old coat.
Jean, therefore, hesitated a moment, . -then
answered, "1 believe T shall g tab
a thaler for it, your majesty." The k
took a pocket-book from the high-t;
opened it and lumded Jean a thai- -"Here,
Jean," he-said, "is your thai.
That coat is so comfortable. Bri--., .
back to me. I want it yet."
A LADY riding in a car on ttv -York
Central Railroad was disturb' '.
her reading by the conversation w.
j-oung men occupying the scat before
One of them seemed to be a stadenf
some college, on his way home for a v -tion.
He used much profane lang.iu.
greatly to the annoyance of the lady. -She
thought she would rebuke him, and
begging pardon for interrupting the-.,
asked tin: yiung rtudent if he had studied
the I ii guages. "Ws. madam' hen-plied,
"I have mustered the languages quil
well." 'T'. v.'.u re-id and speak It -brew?"
'-Qul't.i flueutiy." W ill yon 1 .
so kind as to d me a small favor?" -With
p'oav.uv." you !.o k:
as to d your swearing in lL-orew V
Powr.il L ve. l'nt twr per-.; v
the same bed-r i m, on i of wii .i ;
tooth-ache, an 1 t!i.; other is i . - -
it will b.V found tint the p r
the toothache will u V- K'p ' '
Jl vou wish suocoss im
verance. your bs;n trie
vour wise c uiiK-'i' ev.it
brother, and h l
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