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Children, on this Memorial day,
Go scatter flowers where sleep the Blue and Gray,
Under one flag, a strong, united land,
An inspiration to the world we stand.
One Who Knew the "Silent Man"
Well Tells of Instances That
Prove Rumor's' Falsity.
GRANT did not select the Wilder
ness as the sceno of bis ilret
engagement; he was com
pelled to take It, writes Sam
uel H. Beckwith, chief cipher operator
to General Grant, 1862-65, But he was
not caught unawares, as some un
friendly writers havo argued. We well
knew that tho "Johnnies" wero pome
whero beforo us, ready to oppose brisk
defense to our forward movement, and
evory possible precaution was taken
to protect our troops against surprise.
When tho flght started wo wero pre
pared for them, so far as an army
could bo prepared for tho strugglo up
on such a field.
During tho first day's engagement
General Grant was not idle. Ho want
ed to learn first-hand what was going
on about him. A porsonal inspection,
therefore, was necessary, and Cincin
nati, that magnificent war horse, was
drafted into Bervlce. Thcro havo been
many horses that havo gained con
spicuous places in caulno history, but
thiB noble animal deserves place
among the beBt. Ho was a chestnut
gelding of rare mettle, and when in
action upon a smoke-covered field ho
certainly was an object of admiration.
I was tho general's only companion on
that ride, and for one excellent rea
son, nmong others, my mount could
keep paco with bis.
Thero wero a few moments during
the rido in which I was reasonably
Bure that our tlmo had come. As we
penetrated a thicket of dwarf pine and
emergod Into a small clearing a lino of
Federal troops groping their way along
clashed, in our Immediate front, with
a detachment of Confederates who
wero pushing through tho tangle of
wood, A fusillade of bullets was tho
result, and several sang an ominous
song about our heads. Wo reined up,
and then, as our men drove the enemy
back to cover, he continued on his way
with this comment:
"When our time comes, Beckwith,
we'll go, and not beforo. There's no
use trying to avoid it."
And avoid it ho did not.
UNDI8MAYED BY TIDINGS.
As was lnevltablo under such condi
tions as prevailed in tho Wilderness,
reports of tho vicissitudes ot too en
gagement wero numerous and con
flicting. To headquarters, where Grant
awaited tho outcome of tho second
day'B flght, camo courier after courier
bringing nowB of the progress of tho
contest from various portions of tho
Somo of these wero alarmingly in
correct. But tho evil tidings didn't disturb
tho silent Grant. Several times during
tho night I viBltod his tent to recelvo
.or deliver messages, and found him
apparently unmoved by tho direful ru
mors. Ho had dono all that any command
,er could do to insuro victory; tho re
sult was with Providence Even with
isomo of theso diBQulotlng talcs unro
futed, ho retired to his cot to snatch
much-needed rest, the least ruffled
lot the group about headquarter,
Honor Nation's Dead
Tho morning of tho 7th broko upon
a battlefield strewn with the wreckage
of terrible fighting, but the, two for
midable opponents had flnlBhed writ
ing into history the Battlo ot tho Wil
derness. Tho forces of Leo had re
tired behind their intrenchmcntB; tho
Federal troops were unwilling-to at
tack them so protected.
Orders wero issued lato in the after
noon for a night march of tho cntlro
army toward Spottsylvanla. Early in
the evening tho lioutcnant-gencral and
Meade with their staffs started out
upon tho way. When wo reachod Han
cock's corps, tho bravo fellows wero
lying behind their works most ot them
asleep, and wo picked our stops care
fully along In tho darkness to safe
guard tho recumbent soldiers.
Grant sought a brief interview with
General Hancock and tho twain
crawled into an ambulanco wagon and
hold converse for somo time. I had
been riding close behind my suporlor
and now I dismounted and threw my
bridle rein across tho limb of a fallen
treo nearby, while I flung myself down
upon a pllo of brush to await tho re
appearance of the general. I was pret
ty well fagged out and a few mo
ments rest was most welcome.
It wasn't long beforo tho boys
sensed tho presence of Grant, and al
though orders had been given to re
train from cheering, owing to tho prox
imity of tho enemy, when they learned
that bo was facing southward, they
sprang to their feet and tho rocks and
woods Bont back tho echo of their
Somo rather harsh criticism has
been directed at General Grant for tho
tremendous sacrifice of lifo in tho Wil
derness campaign, and his alleged cal
lousness at tho wholesale slaughter of
8TOICISM OF GREAT CAPTAIN.
Let mo, who was his constant com
panion during three years of tho Civil
war, bear testimony to his possession
of a genuino humanity and manly sym
pathy. His waB a most pocullar nature.
Whore others would fret and griove,
manifesting their anxiety In words
and actions, ho preserved a stern si
lence. But 1 am certain ho felt as
keenly and deeply tho barb of misfor
tune and sorrow ns did thoso about
him. During tho bloody days of relent
less attack aniT stubborn defense In
tho spring of 1861 I noticed an almost
Indefinable- sadness in Grant, a sort of
moody reticence, that convinced mo,
who understood the man, that he was
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suffering at the destruction of bo many
It was after tho battlo of Cold Har
bor that 1 went to tho general's tent to
deliver a clphcrgram, and found him
sitting alone, smoking a cigar and evi
dently burled, in thought. His faco
bore a care-worn oxprcssion that in
dicated sleepless nightB and weari
some days. For a moment ho wns
oblivious of my presenco; then ho
nodded to mo and I entered, hnndlng
him tho message. After reading it bo
turned to mo with a sigh.
"Beckwith," ho said, "tho hardest
part of this general business is tho re
sponsibility for tho Iobb of ono's men.
I can see no other way out of it, how
ever; we've got to keep at them. But
It is hard, very hard, to sco all theso
bravo fellows killed and wounded. It
means aching hearts back home," And
ho lapsed ugain into ruminating si
lence. There were two occasions when I
saw Gcnoral Grant actually shed tears.
Tho ono was in tho forepart of July
of 1864, whilo wo wero in headquarters
at City Point In the operations beforo
Petersburg. A telegram camo in from
Gon. W. T. Sherman, who was grap
pling with Hood at Atlanta, Ga., con
veying tho painful intelligence- of tho
doath of McPherson, tho beloved com
mander of tho Army of the TennosBoe.
WORD OF M'PHERSON8 DEATH.
This rugged and gallant leader, by
his Intrepid and cavalier bravery, had
won for himself tho enthusiastic sup
port of his men and tho unreserved
confidence and admiration of Grant
and his generals. It was a telling
blow, just as this time, to tho hopes
and aspirations of tho North.
I took the dispatch to tho general,
and ho read It silently. Ho was hard
hit, I could readily sco that. His
mouth twitched and hlB cyos closed ns
if ho wero shutting out the baleful
words. Then tho tears camo and ono
followed tho other down his bronzed
cheeks ns ho sat thero without a word
of comment. It was most eloquent
Tho other occasion was in October
of tho Banio year, when the news of
tho death of Gon. T. E. G. Ransom
reached us. Ransom and Grant had
been comrades in arms 1l 'ho West in
tho early days of tho war, and a
strong friendship bad grown up be
tween them. Tho loss of tho young
ofllcer struck homo with peculiar force
and none felt that Iobb inoro deeply
than General Grant.
inv i: o HKLLtillS. ActliiR Director of
Sunday School four of the Moody
Whir Iimtliiitf. ChlinKo.)
tu HkIU, 1SUC, Western Niwspsper Union.)
LESSON FOR MAY 28
THE COUNCIL AT JERUSALEM.
l.KKSON THXT-AotM 15.1 Si.
OOM)i:X THXT-Por fterilom did
ChrlHt eit uh frec.-Uiil. f 1.
Tho events of this lesson nro out
standing In Christian history. Paul's
appeal to tho Gentiles and the largo
number of them who accepted tho Gos
pel made most acute tho question,
' Must (lOtitllo believers become Jew
ish proBclytcs upon accepting tho
Christian faith and be governed by
Jewish law and customs?" It would
bo exceedingly Interesting to dlvldo
a cIubh and let them debate this con
troversy stated as follows: "Resolved,
That tho Mosaic law should not havo
been Imposed upon Gontllo Chris
tians.' The dato of thin council was
A. 1). HO or 61, and the sceuu is laid
first In Antloch of Syria and then in
I. A Division of Opinion (vv. 1-G)
I.uko does not nanio those who ngl
tatcil and precipitated tills contro
versy, but clearly indicates how the
Holy Spirit dealt with tho situation
"In a man Justified by fath, or by the.
works of tho law?" is a similar ques
tion with modern application. Tho
Holy Spirit, to avoid a rupturo in tho
yet wenk church, directs that Paul,
Ilarnnbas, Titus (Gal. 2:1) and "cr
tain others" who nro not named,
should carry tho question to tho apos
tles and elders In Jerusalem. Thoso
to whom they went wero "of reputa
tion" (Gnl. 2:2), tho "pillars" Gal.
2: it) and they received tho delegation
from Antloch in public (1DM), also
beard Paul In private (Gnl. 2:2).
II. The Argument, (vv. 6-18). It
will not do to bo harsh In condemn
ing Pnul'B accusers. Tno Pharisees
felt deeply their position. As God's
chosen peoplo they wero marked by
circumcision. Jesus, tho promised Mes
siah, was a Jew. Social, religious,
and racial dlffcrcncec nro bard to rec
oncllo In ono church today. But little
was asked of tho Gentiles In contrast
with nil they received. Entranco to
church membership would not bo too
cnBy if circumclBlon wero Imposed ns
a test of their sincerity. Peter brought
forward tho plea beforo tho council
that God had givon the Holy Spirit to
tho unclrcumclzcd Christians, "and put
no difference between us and them,
purifying their hearts by faith" (vv.
8, 9). God bears tho samo wltnoss
today to thoso who rcfuso to be bound
by Mosaic traditions as regards tho
seventh day and other such details.
Paul's argument was that God had
wrought signs and wondors among
the Gentiles and thus set his seal
upon his prnachlng of salvation as
npart from legalistic works (v. 12).
Read In this connection Gal. 2:16, Ti
tus 3:20, 8:3, 10:4, and Phil. 8:9.
Tho npostlo James presented tho third
argument In connection with tho ver
dict ho pronounced. It was that It
Is according to Old TeBtnmcnt Scrip
ture that God will tako a peoplo for
hla namo from among tho unclrcum
sized Gentiles as well as from among
tho law-keeping . Jcwb (vs. 13-17).
With Paul this waB a vital question,
and wo can at least lmaglno his feel
ings ns ho puts forth a llfc-and-dcath
strugglo for tho truth. As Peter re
minded tho peoplo of tho occasion
when "tho Holy Spirit camo upon Cor
nolius and his household" ho caused
them to keep silenco.
III. A Wise Decision (vv. 19-29). It
wna James tho Just, brother or our
Lord, tho writer of tho cplstlo and
the bUhop overseer of tho church at
Jerusalem, who rendered tho decision.
In his argument (vs. 13-18) ho saw
In theso tjentilo convortB reported by
Barnabas and Saul a fulfillment of
tho prophocy of Amos, and to uso tho
languago of today ho "rondo a mo
tion," viz., that theso Gentiles bo not
disturbed except in such matters as
would tend to moro fully separate
thorn from tho heathon idolatry they
had Just left, (a) "Pollution ot IdolB,"
I. o flesh offered in tho sacrifices (b)
"from fornication," tho immorality
connected with tho pagan worship of
Aphrodlto and Cybelo which actually
consecrated vice, and (c) "from things
strangled," for tho heathen did not,
ns tho Jows did, look upon tho blood
na life, tho scat of tho soul. Tho
church readily agreed to this motion
and took such precautions as wero
needed that no misrepresentations of
their decision bo carried back to Antl
och. This consisted of a spirit-led
choice of messengers and in a written
statement of their decision (vs. 22, 23).
IV. The Result In Antloch (vv. 30-35).
Great Joy grested tho conclusion of
It produced pleasant harmony in
place of discord and in place of tho
irksomo bondago of tho law It gavo tho
Joyous Itborty of tho Gospel.
Jowlsh legalism gavo way to Chris
tian liberty. Judas and Silas, Spirit
Hllcd, gavo much profitable exhorta
tion and Instruction.
Silas after reporting to tho Jeru
salem church (v. 32) seems to have
roturnnd to his now-found frlondB
(v. 34) and later bocamo, along with
Paul, a missionary (v. 40).
Thus tho evil Paul's enemies
thought to accomplish worked out to
tho good of ull (Rom. 8:28)
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HAD HER BEAU IN CLOSET
Girl's Statement Alarmed Mistress
Somewhat, But Developments
Made Everything All Right.
Ring Lardncr colloquialisms of tho
mlddlo West tnko queer shoota somo
times. A norvnnt who had had sev
eral beaux about whom sho talked a
great deal wns asked by hor mistress
about ono Honry, ho of tho mild bluo
oycB nnd fair skin.
"Whero Is ho now?"
"Him? Oh. I got him up In my
room, locked up snfo enough In n
closet," replied Mary.
"Locked up Mary, you don't mean
to say you've got a young man in your
"Oh, yes, ran'am. llo's handsome,
Honry Is. Come. I'll show you."
They went upBtnlrB. Mary marched
to n closet and throw open tho door.
The mistress stepped backward ex
pecting sho knew not what. All that
happened wns that Mary opened n
trunk, nnd from bonenth a pllo of
clean handkerchlofs took out a photo
graph. "There," said she, "that's Henry.
Ain't ho Just hnndsomo?"
The Easiest Way.
Tommy bad a cold In bis head,
which confined him to tho houso, ho
ho wns allowed to Invito his young
friend, Jack, to tea.
Afterward tho two small boys com
menced playing hide and-scek, nnd
Tommy rushed Into tho dining room
nnd nuked his father to conceal him.
This father did, behind a big arm
chair. Prosently In camo Jack, nnd Instead
of boginulng his senrch, calmly throw
hlmsolf down on the rug boforo tho
"Come, Jack," said Tommy's father,
"aren't you going to look?"
"No fear," was tho small boy's calm
retort. "I'm waiting till ho sniffs!"
Mr. Paeon Do you know, dear, 1
havo only two suits of clothes to my
Mrs. Dacon Yes, John; I havo no
ticed that you have very llttlo change
In your clothing. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Too Much for Him.
Sho Can you manugo a typewriter?
He Not tho one I married. Boston
Matrlrnonlnl packages are not al
ways what they aro tied up to bo.
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The Wheat Yields
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The heavy crops in Western Canada
new records to be made in the handling of (trains
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resources of the different roads, despite enlarged
equipments and Increased facilities, have been
strained as never before, and previous records
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The largest Canadian wheat shipments through New York ever known
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quarter million bushels being exported In less than six weeks,
and this was but the overflow of shipments to Montreal, through which
point shipments were much larger than to New York.
Yields as high as 60 bushels of wheat per acre arc reported from all
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