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THE ADJOURNED INQUEST.

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IGENERAL GORDON.

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GENERAL GORDON. REMINISCENCES OF A FRIENI A distinguished officer of engineers writ "Though I knew Gordon well in th-3 Cr. where we served together in the trencher, as more thrown in with him at Chatham, wi v; I was instructor in military engineering. ie greatly interested me at that time by his e £ • desire to master his profession, and his s quent eminence never surprised me. He come to me in the morning and ask for projects'—as the problems in practical eng :• ,v- ing were called—and on my saying I gai one with the rest of the class yeste he would rep1y, with a quiet smile, Major~Cfener& f £ ie. was a_roan very distinguished and gallant officer so known in the Crimea. There was much i: mon between these two remarkable men when Sir William Gordon ended his life 'v shocking manner that is so well knov younger name-sake tended him with »w care, and received his last. sigh. Gordon's rl impulses deepened after that sad event, creator} all abiding effect on his character. member when Gordon was in England af first mission in the Soudan, meeting him tally one day in the Strand, He asked walk out of the busy crowd down one of t J ■ i streets, and, saying lie would like to have ad- vice, pulled out of his pocket a very .hy telegram he had just received from Is mat is dive of Egypt, off°roig him the post of GOVERNOR GKNliRAL OF THE SOUDA! j with unlimited powers. He said he was rss from accepting the post, as he was sic. hr country, but I pointed out that now that as to ba supreme in the Soudan, and indepei cT all the pashas in Egypt, reporting dire' the Khedive, his position would be vastly inpw • j, and he could carry out unfettered his v for, the amelioration of the condition of th people, and the extinction of slavery. We disc matter fully as we paced the quiet streE ultimately coincided with my views, a11 would accept the appointment. the ne when I saw Gordon was when he ,"a,. ¡n}' guest at Gibraltar, where I then held tb off'ft of Commanding Royal Engineer. Fi-on ali): ment and living much alone, he avoide s. and on landing at Gibraltar requested ti £ prise the military secretary of the go commander-in-chief (Lord Napier of that he did not wish to accept an in, J > dine at his Excellency's table, for wlioi in common with every Britisil otticer, "I I tained feelings of the highest respect. h j intention to proceed to Jingland in the at1 »r and Oriental steamer by which he from Egypt, but ftfrtba fast moment ) his mind and remained in Gibraltar The engineer officers of the garrison v to ask him to mess, but the difficulty waS to over- come his REPUGNANCE TO DINING OUT # when there was a chance of his being lionise,I. However, by clever diplomacy, this was man- aged, and Gordon, in his quiet way, greatly enjoyed the evening with his brother officers. I proposed his health in a speech in winch I took especial care not to butter him up," and he replied effectively and with warmth of feeling. When Gordon accepted the post of military sec- retary to Lord Ripon he quickly found he had made a mistake. The presi in IndIa. said that a man of his calibre would be the guide, not tlie mere secretary, of his lordship, which greatly annoyed the latter. To relieve Lord Ripon from this unjust imputation, and himself from an irk-ome and false position, be resigned, and proceeded to China, where he was received with open arms by his old friend,Li-Hung-Charg.' l^nina was on the brink of war with Russia, and Gordon was offered tho post of coinm-indsr-in- ctr.ef, on his own terms as to pay. He went to xrekin, and with his usual candour told the the Imperial Government that they had only two course-? open to them, to make peace with Russia on any terms, or, if they decided to fight, to remove the couro and archives from Pekin to some central city cf the empire, and let the capital gù, This did not suit the Imperial Government, and Gordon returned to England refusing any emolu- ments beyond, I believe, the payment of the pas- sage home.

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