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--A conundrum was given out at a New Orleans theatre: "Why is Mr. Lincoln like an owl in daytime?" the answer to which was: "Because he is 'A'blinkin?" A soldier, with his and his companion's rations of whiskey in him, hiccoughed out before the answer could be given: Because he is a d — d old foot. " The soldier spent the night in Irons, in meditation on the President's capacity.

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