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Published by Tho
NATIONAL TRIBUNE OOMOTy.
Vol. IT, No. 7.
WASHINGTON, D. C, JULY, 1879.
TERMS, FIFTY CENTS PER YEAR.
Spoclmen Copies Stint Free on Kcqucat.
ISnttred according to Act nfCongrut, hi th year of our Lod, IHSin th Office oth I.ihrat tanoOongren, at WmStngton, D. G.
If any of our reader over
hoard of a soldiorwho was
not fond of a fine horse, they
will please notify us of the
fact he would bo a more
wonderful curiosity than
Barnum ovo. exhibited.
Such being tho case, we
have been at the special
pains and exponse to exhibit
the above spirited sketch
tho two animals recently pre
sented to General Grant by
tho Sultan of Turkey, and
which are now in this coun
try. The horses are beauti
ful dapple grays of the Sac
tan race, found only near Bag
dad, and are named Djeytau
(the panther,) and Missirli
(the one from Cairo.) They
aro at present at Suffolk
Park, Pa., but on the Gene
ral's return will probably bo
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TltE All VB K011SE3 " DJEYTAN ' AND "MISSlllLT," PUESEXEED BY TELE &ULTAX OF TURKEY TO GENERAL ORAA'T.
sent to either Long Branch
or Galena, Illinois.
They are six and seven
years old, of an even height,
fifteen hands high, with a
coat that is singularly deli.
cate and as soft as velvet ;
white, silken tail reaching to
the ground; and a mane that
is wavy but not long. The
heads are rather small, but
the faces have an intelligent;
expression. They have large,
soft and lustrous black eyes ;
small, well-set, restless ears :
and in the distende 1 nostrils
the finest Arabian blood is
shown. They have a gentle
disposition, and can be ap
proached and petted like
children. A gentleman who
has seen them says to us,
they are the most perfect and
beautiful animals he ever beheld.
fern The NatIoxal Tiuboxk.
My Lost Limb.
BY "V OF IiAXSrNO, JltOHKKOt.
Bestoro ! O ! once again res'oro
A That limb 1 lost 'mlustrlfo and oro
, " "When wo la stern tin i bio idy strife,
Wet foes who sought our nation'; life
Or give me death, u saorod boon
Which to the bra o ne'er comet? too soon.
If duty's work be wholly passed
They wolcomo death with joy at last,
And gladly cross tho l vended river ,
r To rest their weary souls forever. ,
, Kastore! O ! once Raln vostoro
' That limb 1 lost 'mid strife and goie
Shamo, cow rd spirit, cease thy plaint !
AVcmUVst thou now yield and weakly faint, '
AVhito thore are those who need thy care
Who are than life and limb more dear?
AVould'st thou now fall them coward, slave ?j
Nay, sshow thvself a mio and brave
Nor viold to sorrows, pain, ami woe,
Tho common lot of all bolow,
Of nil who ure of woman born "
Which cowards dread, but heroes soorn.
I mourn, but O ! U not my Hag.
. ty native country, saved ami Tree,
Worth more than all the blood o'er shod
By foeman's hand ou land or sea.
II then, my loss lu3 helped to buy
Freedom for millions yet to be
Oomplain not or my lot, but joy
That my loved country yot Is free.
Ah ! Yes, my better self, 1 know
Tho patriot feels no solftsh thought,
5for deems, howo'er so great tho cost,
His country's blessinar dearly bouirhu.
Bui, ghull 'noiuh that nation's nag
Pavs with his limb, his life, the price,
Of "freedom for his native land,
. l'ov murmurs at the sacrifice.
A Moment of Peril.
It was a most benighted place quite "the cud of the
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' neatest settlement the Old Bed Rmioh;"ft4fc was called : Xox;e.nOiV lood bye, icJrt.TiUldtt3,'
i thirty. The Forest family had pitched upon it quite by "Cousin Fred, cousin Fred, I want to
accident, when they had migrated from tho old country ten
years before Mr. Forrest had purchased a vast tract
of uncultivated land on the Red liver, and had settled
thore, like the patriarchs of old, with his wife and children,
his men-servants and maid-servants, his flocks and herds,
and every thing that was his.
Since then evervthitur had prospered with him. Wide
ranges of prairie, magnificent sweeps of forest and wood, had had high words, and that she should voluntarily seek
green hills and dales, belonging to him. He was literally his escort now seemed somewhat unaccountable. But most
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"IT is too hot, my child, interposed her father.
North Forks. Mind you do not got caught. The wind
sets right from there, and its just the weather. for fires.''
"jNO iear." laughed the young tellow, as he put one foot
in the stirrup; I've run many a race with a prairie fire be"-
re -j i -
to cro to the Red
Bunch you must wait for me!" cried a pretty, imperious
Aoice, just as the horse had made a stop forward, and a
tall, slight girl came running down the verandah steps, her
nut brown hair shining like burnished gold in the sunlight,
a bright color in her fair face.
Fred was down instantly, his face assuming an express
ion ot suppnse. Not a half-au-hour before he and Sancie
i and truly monarch of all he surveyed. ITis family consisted
of his wife, three grown up sons, and one daughter, Kan-
cie, a very sweet, mischievous, dark-eyed damsel of cight
, eon, whose capacities for flirting and mischief wore as fully
i developed as any town belle's. One would not have inuig-
ined that there was much scope for those special accom-
pliskments in the wilds of Texas, but there was not a
' 3'onng fellow within fifty miles of Forest Hill who was not
; tn love With Miss Xaucio s benuex yeiu, and not one but
"Thirtv
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mnes m una uiuztng sun it woulcwialt .kill you.
"Oh, no it would not!'' urged Kancie, her dark oj'es
sweet and willful. "It will not hurt me Let me go, daddy,
do. I can ride Miss Mollie, and" with a half shy, half
mischievous look at the vouug man "Fred will take care
of me
Mr. Forest raised one or two more obiections. but Nan-
would have ridden twice the distance for a kind word or a , cie, a spoilt pet and darling, overruled them all, aud finally,
sign of favor from the somewhat capricious but always as she always did, got hor own way ; and in half an hour
charming young beauty. ' the two wore riding together through the maple "woods
. The xsorthcotes distaut relatives or the Forests were ; which clothed the nsmg ground all about Forest Hall,
tho owners of the Tied Rauch settlement, a place one de-, Xancie and her chestnut mare Miss Mollie were a pic-
gree mote civilized than Forest Hill, inasmuch as it boast-; lure to look at. Tho girl was a perfect rider, and. in her
ed one shop and a post-omco. loung Fred iNortiicote, the close-ntting habit oi light gray cloth, the only thing suita
ISancie s most devoted naves, ble ior tho country, with ns touch of scarlet ribbon at the
i oldest son, was one of Miss
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TOK THUWATIOUAI. TUIHCXK.
A Soldier's Query and Answer..
From over mountain, hill, and dale,
This query floats on ev'ry gale :
1 OS B y, where art thou ?
Doth S n, still the payment shun
"WouUl'&t thon havo Congress acts umlono,
Wilt thou relnso to bow v
Sav, do thoso bankers rloh and proud,
Svhloh oft the halls of Oongresa crowd
Oonunnnd or Is It how?
For shame ! lot jtiitloo onoo for all
Bo done or lot the heavens full--
O! By, is it thou?
Sco ! wealth tho scales of jujtleo hold,
To weigh tho soldier's blood with gold,
And break tho nation's vow,
To care for thoso who in tho light,
AVero battling for tho truth and riht--
O! H y.lsu thou?
Noprayers for thoo are offered yet,
Ho blessings, you may surely bet
But our&ea and a row :
No pensioner seeks much to tell
, W hero ho would have thta eiuUos3 bvdll
O ! B-y, U is thou.
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young fellow was always finding his way over to Forest
Hill on some nrotext or other. He had spoken his wishes
throat, and her broad brimmed straw hat, looked her verv
best, and knew it too.
"This is an unexpected honor," began Fred, as they
plainly enough long beforo, but Miss iNancie was a flirt. v quitted the shade of the trees, aud entered on the dry, crisp
She would not say "yes," but she did not say "no;" and ' grass of tho open prairie.
meanwhile Fred was kept in suspense, chafiug.andimpationt ' Dot not (Utter yourself," returned Miss JNancie, with a
enough, and yet bound hand and tot to his wiltu,!, charm-, toss ot her bright youug head. "It suited my convenience
ing lady-love, aud perhaps, man-like, loving her all tho
nmre tor her caprice.
It was a brilliantmorning in April summer weather in
the far "West, tho suu already blazing down fiercely, and
promising a trophicAl noon-day.
to oome. I expect to find some letters at the settlement
which I wish to get ior myself."
"Sixty miles is a long way to ride for letters which I
I could have brought with mo 011 Thursday," remark
ed Frod, with a somewhat incrodulous smile. "I do
Mr. Forest and young Fred Xorthcote, who had been not suppose they aro of such vital consequence."
i sponding a day or two at Forest Hill, wore standing to-' "I have no wish to make you my postman," retorted
I gethor beforo tie picturesque porch of the long, low farm- Miss Nancie, "aud it is not of tho slightest consoquenco
: house. Fred was a brown faced, blue-eyed, youug fellow, ' what you suppose or do not suppose."
I vory strong and athletic, lie looked handsome in his care-, "Probably not," allowed Frod, trying to look cool.
J less backwoods costume of knickerbockers aud gaitors, a "You take care no one shall have a very exalted opinion
i striped blue and white shirt, a light, loose jacket, and a of himself or his opinions eithor whoro you aro, Xauoie."
( broad brinunod straw hat shading his manly frank face, with "Of course," returned Nancie, calmly. "So I am glad
tits soft mustacho and bright keen eyes A black horse of 1 your ponotration had discovered that I came to please
groat beauty, deep-chested aud stroug limbed, was staud- , mysoll, and not you.
nig beside him, pawing the ground and tossing his hand- , Fred disdained to answer, oxcopt by a most unnecessary
some head under his master's caressing hand Hotspur cut of the whip on Hotspur's glossy flank. Tho quarrel
was an English horse, almost thoroughbred. For fifty between tho two had been in progress some days. Arising
miles round there was not ins equal for speed or ondurauce, . originally in a most trivial dispute about a rosebud wluoh
Mr. Forest was ' 2wuoie had bestowed on one ot her adnurors, it had gone
' on from bad to worse, till tho two woto at daggers-drawn.
1 Fred unwisely thought the storm had blown ovjr when
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.., r, .. e. ., -M- ,, r, ., ! "All right, sir, I'll tell him," returned Fred, wl
Mn. Ohas, H, Piatt ol South Norwalk, Conn., writes : , tho point of taking his departure homeward; ''a
"1 got? the minor and tho clock all m gopd ordor, and am , 00m0 back on Thursdavand tell you tho result," L
wll plgasqd with thorn. My wife claims that olpok as as m after-thought.
liors ; sho is proud of it, find has pit it in the best room
in the house,"
nor, m l' rod's opinion, tor beauty eirhor.
speaking.
"Tell your father, Fred, that I cannot answer for th.at
timber merchant Dobson. Ho asked mo to niako inquir
ies about him, and report says ho is a slippery customer,
and not to bo trusted further than one can soo him."
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ml 1 Will
ho added,
"Varv well. lad. wo shall be vorv triad to seo vou. By
1 thc-by, I hoar the prairio has be'en on fire away by the
Kancv insisted on riding with hin to tho Rod Hanoli, bub
he soon found out his mistake Ono or two attempts he
made at reconciliation wore promptly nippod in the but!
Nancio was as perverse and dmtradiotory as she well could -bo,
aud at last Fred too grew resentful, and, ceasing to try
to win her with fair words, relapsed into silence in his turn
In this unsocial stylo the two pressed .on milo after mile,
till tho sun wasliigh in tlr- hoavens and ljnlf their joumoy
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