General Johnston

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General Johnston - ; - - : - - in is it it to to - - 1 Funeral ot...
; - - : - - in is it it to to - - 1 Funeral ot A. Jhnstou ac Galveatou. Comment of the JTeics ox. Gen. Griffin's Order. We mi?sed onr copies of - the Civilian and Fluke's Bulletin among our Galveston papers laet evening, but the News, of the 25th, came through, and from it we take the following. We first publish Gen. Griffin's order, forbidding the Inneral procession contemplated by the inhabitants of - Galveston in honor of Gen. Johnston, in full: Headquarters District of Tex is Jan. 21, 187. Bcn. - C. It.' IcoDard, Mayor of Galrestou City: Sir My attention has been called to the,, programme, publitbed in the morning pnpar, tor the reception of the remains of Gen. Albert SiJney Johtis'on, now en route fxo:n New Orleans to Austin. Although there is a sacredness pnrroundinir the remains ,of all deceased persons, which wakes it exceedingly delicate to interfere with their funeral celebration, yet it becomes my fluty, owing to the position that Gen. Johnston ocenpied towards the United State Government, daring the late period of his life, to foibid the funeral procession. If the.body can be taken qnietly, without any ringing of bells, public or private demonstration, from the point of its arrival direct to the point of its departure, no objections will be made. I am, verv respectfully, your ob't s'vt, Chaklea Griffin, Brevet Mnjor Gene al Com'd j;. Commenting on this, the News speakj as follows: Uow Shall We Act T Our readers have eeeu elsewhere the order of Gen. Grillin prohibiting the procession to follow the re - naina of that good, brave and juet man. Gen A. Sid - rey Jobne - t n We counc4t a mild obedience to the same. It is hnmiliatiug, bat it cannot be helped. We have been reu nested to state that the First National Bank ot Galveston, and the National Bank of Texas, will remain closed nntil after the funeral ; also many of the stores. We cannot see how any objection could be raised to the people assembling on Central Wharf, from 9 till 10 o'clock, the time the steamer is expected to arrive. There will, no doubt, be a large number of ladies ont on the. streets to see the cortege as it - passes. Refrain from all demonstrations. A sorrowful silence will be the most appropriate feeling to indulge in on this occasion. Again commenting on the same order, the News says: We understand from Gen. Griffin's order that it will uot be construed into any disrespect to the anihoritie lor the remains of Gen. Johnston to be received in silence, nor for oar citizens to show their respect to his memory by cKfing their houses of business at the tinio tfie remains are received. Wo believe it is the gevieral desire tl all to make this silent demonstration in honor of the deceased, and we earnesity hope that all onr citizens will refrain from the usual business while the remains are with as. In a calmly considered editorial on the earn subject, wl.ich seems to engroea all attention at Galveston, the editor of the News writes in this wise : The order of t Gen. Griffin, forbidding the customary obsequies in: honor of onr distin gi - .iribedoead. - will, no donbt, cause a feeliug of most painful disappointment in the heart of thousands of our citizens.' We can only account for such an order on the - ground that it is it - a'.:ed under a misapprehension of the motives that have prompted our citizens to d wire to accompany the removal of the remains of Gen. Johnson with some suitable demonstrations of their respect for hi memory. We do not suppose that a single citizen of Galveston imagined, for a moment, that the public demonstrations of respect with which they were preparing to receive the remain of an old Tex i an, who had been identified wit a onr pact history for thirty .years, could givo ofieuce to our authorities. Had Gen. Johnston fallen in the Federal, instead of the Confederate cause, we cannot doubt that our citizens woojd hava manifested the same desire to pay their respects to hia memory. We think we'uay ealely assert that the proposed solemnities wera entirely exempt from any political bearing. They were prompt ed'l j a mora exalted - and mere worthy im ' pulse - by a tleeire to do honor to the preeminent rirtura and nobler tonalities ot a great and rood man, who aided, in the,achiQve - xnent of lVzas indepetdeuoa, and whojias always claimed Texas as his borne. We deeply regret that tha motives of onr citizen sue to frequently nrlsconatrned by oar rnlers to onr injury, ana we bel - eya - .aua to the in - iirv of our common eoantry. Let ns, however, hope thattinr ioya'ty wilj not alway s be questioned, 4hU that onr readiness to yield prompt obeditsnce to:tnose in authority tver us, even though we.ave sot permitted to pay homage io the memory of our diaHnguinLed dead, will finally be interpreted as some evidence of our desire to fulfill nil qixr obligations, in good &tith, aa loyal citizens of the United States. When Capt. Wainwrigbt fell in the ba'tle at this place, wa believe oor citizens showed a becoming respect for tha memory of 'tha deceased, though wo were then in the midst of war. .Qur "citizens united in gurlng appropriate hopors to a fallen enemy ; and tha same a ss. done La he case of young Lee, who fell in the same engagement, and was buried with . ivll the honors of war by our citizens, thoagii butjeu days before ha waa considered a public . eunjr. Bi.LU5I Cxaz OfERA, NOUXA. - r - TYe leara from S;gnor Roacari, the active nJ of tha Italian Com 1 all of w of to f is of to on As as of of to

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 27 Jan 1867, Sun,
  3. Page 8

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