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ny of Ignorance. When the reign of terror first began to sweep over France one of its earliest victims of note was Gen. Custine--that General whose invasions of the heart of Germany, and taking of Mayence, had endeared him both to the people and ebeian generals to direct the plebeian masses, and ignorant generals to invent modern warfare." It was in vain that Custine, in a defence luminous as light, and fortified by unanswerable facts, annihilated every inculpation of his accusation. up that I can write my name." Cade-- "Away with him; hang him with his pen and inkhorn about his neck."In a like spirit Custine was sent to the guillotine. "God is not honored by human know ledge," said a fanatic to the witty Dr. South. "Stillreminded of these things when we hear the learned criticisms by civilians of military education, and military measures. Custine could not be brought to the block in America for "mingling science with war," but the guillotine of public opinion would