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The war of the Rebellion in its very early A recent cable to the Tribune gives a report, days put to test many of the commanding officers happily later contradicted, of the wounding at of the Northern army and, as shown in the Sher- Constantinople of H. G. Dwight: man Letters, many were found wanting in the “Dwight, who is a magazine writer, was under qualities of leadership and knowledge of military fire for some time. He was shot while endeavoraffairs. The one man at Washington upon whom ing to reach Constantinople from a village a few the responsibilities of the conflict bore most miles out. Finding the approaches to the city heavily, and who by right of office was com- closed, he obtained a rowboat and made his way mander-in-chief of all the forces, was a civilian, down the Bosphorus, past the Yildiz Kiosk. without military training. Those who followed The water around his boat was constantly the war with open eyes and

splashed with spent bullets.” mind, and readers of history

Mr. Dwight has been a conwho look back now upon the

tributor to Scribner's, and has part the President took in the

only recently completed two direction of the armies, cannot

articles dealing with Eastern fail to be impressed with the

subjects, “A Turkish Vilfact that in many important

lage” and “The Moon of crises it was his initiative and

Ramazan,” the former of foresight that won the day.

which appears in this number. In the July number, General

Though not wounded, Mr. Francis V. Greene, one of the

Dwight actually made the foremost students of military

hazardous trip described, and science of our day, will write

one of the illustrations for the of “Lincoln as Commander

article shows the place where in-Chief.” It is a most inter

he embarked. esting paper from many points

He has spent a number of of view, but especially so in

years in the far East, and revealing a side of Lincoln

knows the customs, beliefs, that has received but little at

and traditions of the people tention. The generals at the

intimately. The following exfront were by nature of their

tract from a letter written by positions and the results of

the author's father gives a

H. G. Dwight their movements constantly

vivid impression of his probbefore the public eye, but how

able experiences. much they owed to the wisdom and clear-sighted- “As soon as the sounds of battle were heard, ness of the President was known to but a few. His my son must have started for the city, wishing to attitude toward the men to whom he had entrusted see every act of the momentous drama. No the destinies of the armies was generous in the ex- steamer being available, he hired one of the little treme, but when he acted he did so with a knowl- rowboats which the Turks call caiques. During edge and decision that were beyond question. the first half of the course nothing could be seen. General Greene says that in addition to his other The hills on either side of the Bosphorus are titles, "great statesman, astute politician, clear about as high as those on the Hudson at Fort thinker, classic writer, master of men, kindly, George, and the stream is blue as the Bay of lovable man," must be added that of "military Naples. On rounding the point, about two leader.” He had “that faculty of intense appli- miles from the city, on which stands the mosque cation and clear insight, so rare that we call it of Ortakeny, the palace of Yildiz on its greengenius; and he applied it as successfully to mili- clad hill, and the Matcka arsenal and the Tash tary affairs as to politics, notwithstanding the Kiohla barracks would be plainly seen on the fact that he was, by instinct, a man of peace, and right wreathed in the battle smoke. Then bulby training a lawyer, and that military problems lets gone wild would begin to splash into the never engaged his attention until he was fifty- water about the boat. Nearly a mile would have two years old.”

to be passed before escaping from the line of fire.



What arguments in the way of promised largess riders in the world, coming from a laymas were used to persuade the boatmen to pull for a least, would be received with incredulity. TE mile under that shower, can be imagined.” are fine riders, but it is a fact that the mode

pert riders are trained in some of the Europe

schools. The recent riding tests for army car The third and last of the selections from attracted a great deal of attention and brug “General Sherman's Letters Home" appears in into prominence the whole question of horses this number. They have been notable in many ship. Major T. Bentley Mott, U. S. A., web ways, but especially in their revelation of the visited all of the great army riding schoke author's foresight and wide-reaching knowledge Europe, will contribute a most interesting anni of the problems that a war between the North to the July number on “The New Army She and South involved, and of his intrinsic kindness of Horsemanship,” recently established at Ts and humanity, and keen perception of the char- Riley, Kan. Here a select group of officers acter of his associates. A recent article in the being instructed with thoroughness both Army and Navy Journal dwells upon some es- regard to the management and care of the bar pecially interesting features of the letters. and from the school they go back to their varu

"The sterling qualities of Gen. William regiments as instructors. The illustrations from Tecumseh Sherman, his unflinching loyalty to photographs include some remarkable exte the flag he served, his devotion to duty and his tions of rough-riding. clear discernment of what was before the country when the first threat of war was heard in the South in the dark days of the closing While the Pageant has been from time months of 1861-all are illustrated by the ex memorial a feature of Old World court and per tracts from Sherman's letters to his family just lic celebrations, it has only within recent ye before and during the Civil War. These letters been looked upon with special favor in America have been edited by M. A. DeWolfe Howe and During the spring and early summer Peny are appearing seriąlly in Scribner's. Speaking MacKaye's Canterbury Pilgrimage will be give of the Southerners in a letter dated October 29, before a number of the leading universities, and 1859, Sherman said: 'If they design to protect later, at Gloucester, Mass., there will be given be themselves against negroes, or abolitionists, I great Chaucerian Pageant for which Eric Par. will help; if they propose to leave the Union on the painter, has designed the costumes and a account of a supposed fact that the Northern ranged the pictures. In the July number ) people are all abolitionists like Giddings and MacKaye will write of "American Pagears Brown, then I will stand by Ohio and the North- and their Promise," as exemplified by the Chan west.' ....

cerian Pageant at Gloucester, the Saint-Gauda “Sherman, three months in advance of the Masque at Corinth, N.H., and the Redwood Plar* fact. said: Robert Anderson commands at given by the famous Bohemian Club of Californu. Charleston, and there I look for the first actual . The article will be illustrated from paintings collision. He further said: “The battle will be Mr. Pape, some of which will be reproduced fought on the Mississippi. The Western States colors. never should consent to a hostile people holding the mouth of the Mississippi.' Again: “The There will be another of Mrs. Wharton's Tale Mississippi River is the hardest and most im- of Men”in the July number, “The Daunt Diana. portant task of the war, and I know of no one the title of which will pique curiosity. It is quite competent, unless it be McClellan. But as soon as remarkable as the two already published, an as real war begins new men, heretofore unheard shows not only her wonderful grasp of charac.. of, will emerge from obscurity, equal to any but her surprising breadth of knowledge and occasion. Only I think it is to be a long war- sympathy and understanding of unusual types very long--much longer than any politician thinks.' The weakness of the government in not reinforcing Anderson was condemned and Every one who knows or cares for dogs the mistake of sending reinforcements to Charles- want to read the story of “Brother," by Laus ton in the Star of the West instead of in ‘frigates Imogen Guiney, that will appear in July. and strong war steamers.”

charmingly told and free from the sentimentation that so often mars stories of this kind. It is the

story of a real dog, and one that many will be To any one who has ever watched the cadets glad to know as revealed by Miss Guiner, wb in the riding hall at West Point, the statement by the way, has returned to America after a long -- that American army officers are not the best residence at Oxford, England.

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