UNION LECTURE BY J. S. WISE
On "Recollections of 14 Presidents."-- Sketch of Lecturer's Career.
Mr. John s. Wise will speak on "Recollections of Fourteen Presidents" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Wise left the Virginia Military Institute in 1864 and enlisted in the Confederate Army where he served as second lieutenant until General Lee's surrender. He was the bearer of the last despatch from the general to Jefferson Davis. In 1867 he received his degree from the University of Virginia; fourteen years later he was appointed United States district attorney for the Eastern district of Virginia, by President Arthur, and was also elected to Congress from Virginia on the Republican ticket as representative at large. After his defeat in the election for governor of the state in 1885, he moved to New York to practice law. Mr. Wise has written several books on different subjects.