A female Major Gets her picture taken.
--Our readers will recollect that President Lincoln
some time since, promoted the wife of a slain officer to a Majority in the army for bravery in the field, and services in the hospital.
Her name was Gates
has been adjourning in Cleveland
for a few days, and recently married here a private in the 49th New York regiment--a more boy. Yesterday the pair visited Ryder
's studio for the purpose of having their likenesses taken.
The female Major
, after inquiring the price of several cases — and failing to be suited thereat — exclaimed, "if you know who I am, perhaps you would give me a picture. " She then exhibited to the operator several badges, &c., and made known her name and position. "I can see no reason why you should not pay for a picture, and a good round price at that, for you are getting a pretty plump salary," said M Operator. "That may be," returned the woman, "but do you see that here boy?" pointing to her husband. "In all probability, besides having him to take care of I shall have his dad and mammy on my hands soon!
Matters were finally adjusted, and the picture was taken.
So much for Mrs. Maj. Gaten
.--Cleveland (Ohio) Plain dealer.