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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE.
By this time ho had made known briefly to some officials
that, n woman was niissinir who had boon in tho carriage
with him, and onc"5r two of thorn followed him hihisiiFF
aiiosfc. Presontt.v ho realized urctty well whoro ho hnn Y
bean thrown ; he all but identified the spot. Thou ho
scrambled through tho hrdge, and there on the opposite
side, on tho sloping hank of a ditch, ho behold, lying quite
still, her dark, unmistakable form.
Hast Tennessoo Auocdoto.
No' Union soldiers living in our land aio untitled to
Alow honor and praise thatitthoso from East Tennessee.
How thoy fought, what thoy endured, for tho benefit Of the
Ho ra fforwardi and heudingovcr hor and looking down 5 o.i? " Hupresuugvemmos. .uiirinontta
,on . 2nrb!e.ttnM fae saw at a glance thai, thoro W Mtft IT ? WiS
vivmvv v jmiuwi trAiiav iu i? m? niwu um v uuiintuiit
rs, conflnod in a rebel prison (a stockade,) tho follow
noident took place as related by Mr. Y. : "One nicht
had just laid down I hoard , a considerable fuss
Hio prisoners thcro Scorned-to bo a rush or stam
pede. After a httlo I hcarn one of our boys say, Sur,
, nrt4iiit,v HnitiTAi-rtiii nhmit, her now .tiling t mrrihln ovns
wore closed, forever 1 Except fov a slight wound, on one . f1
vAMort n.Urt, x Hf.tln blhnd hnd tvinlilod. and Ihrt dis-I n'S 1
tortcdbut.how. rigjfljy clojed hand, which h$ been & ' J-JJ J
itWl.V HI. ill DUIVNV'I fV .V.M.'." ..?f"V ,....,... vvi .....
If she was merely sleeping; whilo death had restored for a Pctt0.' ' cr.a "- L J Tonc 0l. "1 u:ov S5lv &' i
brio" period much of that beauty, tho traces of which f " breaking out. I arose into a sitting position
ni' Vim wiinn ho. voN was first lifted Nvhon l neim a loutl V01C0 Lie down. L, down." Then
' if 7h Sl ho c?io In vinln answer , e rattle of a drum in the distance which told that
. Our ears
sistent and right, why bade tho wheels, why prolong tho
fciino of payment What can tho Commissioner of Pcn
810119 la-Chinclhg' nbctt l ;&
Owing to tllo pfessurb'Of tho times a poorbundod sol
dior is now dragging on jhd a precarious subsistence, al
most totally disqualiiied to procure a living, worn out also
by exposure whilo in tho army, and. many of tho above
class wo much fear, although patiently awaiting tho re
ceipt) of thoir pension draft, may sooner find their graves.
Then why all this unnecessary delay? Tho sooner thoir
just rights are awarded tho bettor and if tho chain in tho
pension bureau has become crooked, tho sooner it is over
hauled and straightened tho hotter. And mark, numbers
of those very poor soldiers' votes will yel bo required to
elevate ah aspirant to oftlco. and if he has advocated tho
1IK11IK VI LilU bUIUM.T, UU5 SUIUKU Will HUSUUll, mm. may
to a. summons.
"Good heavens!" he exclaimed, "here sho is then, at
lastly Why, she must Mhave been, in- tihe train ; how on
earth did she manage it? "
" Who is she? " inquired Jack, earnestly, with a atrango
return of tho old inexplicable sonsation. "Who is she?
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xOU appear w hiuw jw. i,w w , A ... WhWvftnl! tn h in n nimntn
k Ah rtn nfm,.- I'nmfitftft she trot n wav Vostordav morn-. wm. iou au 1 " 1 ,n t1 nto.
' i. .. i i ... ji. k,.......
ing, no one Knows now, wus uiu ium,wjti. ,.
"You arc from Longmoor, then. Hpw.long
he6n there ?
then. How lone has she
What is her name?"
",0b, she has beon thei'e upward of twenty years) I be-
Hoyo ; .. long hefore my time. ;
ftnon mv word, at this moment I onn hardly," went
on tho doctor, mechanically passing his lingers over one of j
the pulseless wrists before him, and with- a calm hosita-
iion, which contracted, strongly with Jack's earnest, ira-
nrifainiis nanner. "J can narcuy remomoer. i iniiiK sue
was committed for tho raur
. . a
yen us m our plan oi escape
: were soon saluted with the tread of troops and the roar
; of an artillQry wagon. Still wo wore all snug in our
berths, All at once the prison dOOr was thrown open
i and a largo cannon was placed in tho door ranging in the
direction of our bunks. A voico then rang out, 'Lie
down there. Lie down, you infernal "Yankees, or I'll
A hose words woro re
peated Several times when one of our most mischievous
iolloWs roaretl out from a bunk, uMajoi, I say Major, is
1 fehG d-d thing cocked?' The shouts of laughter which
! wofvt'np at this exclamation came both from Union and
j Rebel soldiers."
tne supreme Architect ol the universe, whoso AU suing
Eye presides over all events, speedily render justice to
whom justice is due. Then if our CduiitVy slfovild over
CoVrxdtOK, Into., Sept. 8d, 1S?9.
Editor of Rational Ti'ibitMe, iVasliinghv- Ih C. .
T)KiOivSi'"R t In' tho August number pf your paper you
advocate the passage of the " Bounty Equalization Bill."
Tour arguments in favor of the same are sound, logical
11L11V li:illUllIUL.lt J. VlttillV JHK,f . , , "-'
dor of her own little girl. . It i a P0"1
again be unhappily involved in war, which wo trust is far
distant, and tho rights of soldiers havo been proporly ap
piooiated, and their just claims paid, tho rospohs'o will bo
in accordance with tho following soliliulent :
"Thou Freemen all up, lot tho stripod banner lls'inj,
Tho high bird of Liberty sorciuns throngli tho air,
jot muuouB -mvauo us.- we'll incut them undaunted.
jy tho American star."
And conquer or dlo by
I have it,"
..' . -.-3 .. T lAv A 1 ' Iiav i-fti-
was a very suu eanw, -i wuI. -:. -, " wmnv. ,
went on the doctor, suddenly, "her name was
Rachel Pallaut. , . , . ,
' Jaclc sprang from the kneeling posture m which he was
"a if he had been shot. Why, that was his own dead
-- , .- , ;, , - .ii,4.() Tcrn ;... wno were so ui
""r,r:,"n1 v 'Avl s after responding promptly to the first three yerrrs call,
? r:?rl ' ' i have many 01
nj.anr jLimeeu, u.
Nearly nil soldiers who were so fortunate as to live to
servo their time of enlistment, and were honorably dis
charged, received $300 bounty. Those who re-enlisted,
$400 to $700 and 800. Still, others who went as substi
tutes received as much as $1,000 to $1,500, whilst those
who were so unfortunate as to lose health in tho service,
many 01 us recoivett only tne
. i pension nor bounty as yet, and arc obliged to suffer from
. ' Anvr fri r?tir -fWim tlwir rlisnhi1ifvin iiinnvivf? wliilcf rr-illcmf-
;pla?ned whatM been he iiattire ol the Hmuenco wmon ; -v f Government.
thowemt pale. Jace. ao strange presence am upoumy 'sw',,,, cunw urtcnnm;
'm?:1' . ,-kni.iU;iit?mftAi.n'iiAon: Some who served as soldiors are unable to undertake
.,i .Y"? "A . .T' Z'L .,, Vn.r.. a o i,n,i u i the hardships consequent upon the settlement upon their
iTfi L'liiiritjr iivik.1 iihi ui' i.iv i'iiii iiiiii.iii:i iiiiii nun nun iiiiliiij ' . - . -...- . - . .
x- , l I it .
Thq inquest led to a revelation, mat inquiry iniiy ai
Lowell, Ind,, Octobers, 1S79.
Mit. Editor : While standing at our depot tho other
day my attention was called to a remark made by a lady,
with reference to a fine looking man, with otecti firm car
riagc. "He's been a soldier, by his walk." "Ay," re
marked another lady, hes been a soldier, by the way he
carries his pack." "And," eoutiuued another, "by his
politeness did you not see how he touched his cap?"
The train started olf, tho subject of this discourso loft tho
station, and I followed after him. Overtaking him I said :
" Did you hear tho remarks of your fellow travelers, my
friend?" Answering in tho negative, I mentioned tho
Words of the ladies. Ho appeared gratified exceedingly,
and said t "Just as it should bo, sir; just as it shoulcTbe.
The walk and manners of a soldier should bo the same
whether in uniform or not." Ho gave me. a military
salute, and we parted. Tho incident mado'sucli an im-
$13 per month, no pression upon me that I concluded to relate' it in the col
umns ot our good paper, The national Tiuiwne.
mere is one suoieci more i avish to speaic or, alter re
quite sunder, exitting between mother and son had made
itself felt the instant those two sat face to face, for the
unhappy woman was indeed no other than Jack's own
He had never been told ; in fact it had been carefully
to be able to locate
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rt v-i- v invn ii nn .' mr tii ii i.iim rikU in r.iiniiiiiii' iiii i 111 niiiih - i . .
ftrALrr:1 "' ':r" Z; r 9;::;;w V7w; ;B m'tibh that the liberties guaranteed
origuj aim uniiiijr iu t r- " .LZJ i " i liotuated, and the "stars and stripes"
Old wlien tUO urouuiui uusmew j.iuijywvi , Jjuuviu lit, j.uix
scavcely known a mother's care she was lost to him, .to
the world, as completely as if she had died. Nay, death
would have been a mercy by comparison, and it was gen
erally assumed that she was dead ; only a few intimate
frionds knew the truth.
"The poor lady's mind had given way suddonly after the
"birth of a child, which did not live. Within a week the
homicidal mania possessed hor , by tho merest chance she
had been prevented from -committing some frightful out
rage upon her little I)oy, my poor friend Jack ; and re
straint not having heen put upon her in time for her
malady had hardly heen suspected, so nnlooked for was
its, appearance she consummated her deadly propensity
upon her eldest child, a girl fifteen years of age -killed
her, in a word, as she lay asleep.
land claim of 100 acres, and
and hold or sell the same.
Every soldier, every citizen of t7ris greatest of Govern
ments, says go on in the good work. Let your voice be
heard iu defense of the "Boys in Blue," who endured so
ns should be per-
s'till flaunt o'er the
land of the free and home of the brave." A Soldiek.
GrALVA, HEXRY CO., ILL., S&pL SO, 1S79.
Editor of National Tribune .
The following lines I out from a recent number of vour
j very valuable soldier's paper : -
"There are said to be more than one thousand ex-sold-j
iers in the poor-house of New York. Can the averment
! be really time?" Mr. Editor, there are many thousands
of wretched, sick, poor wounded soldiers, and those de
j pendent on tkem, scattered all over the United States
j who are in as sad a condition as if really in the alms
j house. They are dragging along with a miserable pit
' tance earned in one way or another, dreading that the
. next will be the poor house, not only for them hut their
i dear ones. It does seem almost impossible that our Presi-
lating this anecdote. Tho Commissioner of Pensions is
sending his agents all over this State, who are bellowing
that all claim agents are dishonest, and that all just claims
have gone in before the bill increasing pensions passed
Congress. Now, Mr, Editor, I am not a pensioner nor a
seeker for a pension, and I know of many a just claim in
Indiana and Illinois, and presume, consequently, there
are thousands in tho United States which have not been
presented. 1st. Because some of our bravo soldiers thought
it would be ignoblo to apply, hoping thoir disabilities
would be removed, and that they might make a support
without asking the help of the Government. 2d. Because
they believed and still believe that tho present Commis
sioner is unfavorable and prejudiced against soldiors ; and
3d. Because it takes so long to get a claim through, that
their death would come before pension allowance.
Yours, respectfully, ;
Jaies A.. Wood.
j.na nere, alter a lapse oi t-weucy years, m, uie.uuiuu deilfc and the officers of the army at Washington can thus
and end of the tragedy, as dreadful as anything that had j au0w tiese poor jrave mea .ma fcl)eir lovecl ones t0 suffer,
gone before. The order for release, when rt came, brought jeow n thora ho nothing dm tn mmrtvA this slmmo m-
with it as much suffering (to all but one) as had the order
for captivity. No wonder that .lack was an altered man.
I havo never seen a smile on his face since though I trust
thatj time, with its healing influence, may at last soften
A Ram's Head in a strange Place.
Quite a curiosity was found a few days ago near the
camp of the workmen on the new toll-road, near Yankee
Pork, New It is a mountain ram's head deeply imbedded-
in a pine tree, and about six feet from the ground.
The light horn is outside and curls partly round the tree,
wnue uie-ironi oi une skuu ana most or tne leit horn is
covered with the growth of wood,
pine, fifteen inches through. How
there will always remain a mystery to scientists, hut men
of the mountains, who are familiar with the fighting pro
pensities of the wild buck, can easily explain it. The
ram whoso head is now a part of the tree stood on the up
per side of the hill, whilo his enemy stood near what was
then a pine sapling. When the present relic made a rush
at ram No. 2, the latter stepped to" one side, and the old
warrier's head coming in contact with the youug tree split
it wide enough for one horn to enter, and he was loft
dangling at the mercy of his foe. The rest is easily
quessed. The survivor of the fight deliberately butted
his unfortunate adversary until there was nothing loft
hut the skull and horns fast in the wood. Fred JVLyers,
One of the proprietors of the toll-road, will have the part
0f the tree containing the ram's head sent to the Smith
The tree is a thrifty
that ram's head came
disgrace ? It is true there is a pension offered, but to get
that pension one has to spend everything that can be
earned and go without the necessaries of life, and then run
the risk of getting it. I agree with the lady in Denver,
Col., (spoken of iu No. 7,) "the sorrows and the suffer
ings of the thousand of widows and children of those who
perished for their country on the field or in the hospital
would afford a touching theme for the pen of the novelist
or historian." My husband did not give his life for his
country, but he gave his health and the use of his right
leg, and he has been trying for years to get his well mer
ited pension, hut without success. He has had his claim
in the hands of a fully competent agent at Washington
for three years. The great cry is, "Proof, proof." Ihey
not only want the testimony of the man that was wounded,
but would like probably that of the man who wounded
him. Wety I do not blame them for wanting proof, but
they do not give the soldiers one particle of a chance. My
husband spent time and money until he found the address
of his surgeon. He wrote to him and sent the renlv to
his agent at Washington. His agent wanted the affidavit
of two comrades or an officer, lie knows of no one but
his captain, and he has advertised for him and written to
every one he could hear of, but all to no purpose. My
husband is not the only one who is served thus. There
are thousands scattered all over the country. The papers
talk of these soldiers defrauding the Government. If the
sentence was reversed it would sound far more like truth.
Remember what the Bible says about "the bean that is in
thine own eye." Hits. Maiiy M. B.
Behkey P. O.', LubVs'Oo.'; 'Ointi,
- -- gej)L s8 JS79t
Editor National, 'Mime:' ' "- ' "' ''
I read often and enjoy the different pieces, I find in your
most excellent paper, and I can't keop still any longer,
and must say. Jf-it, .only be a few words. I think The Tiu
"huxe is a kind of telegraph for old Uncle Sam's boys and
I would like to ask to all my soldier friends, if thoy do not
often remember the moans and groans of our wounded
and dying soldiers on the field "of battle. Well, if sof
think of the ones now at home suffering from the effects
of the war, who are entitled to pension and do not get it.
Why? Because they cannot get the statement of two com
rades or a commissioned officer, they still groan and nioau.
Now let us be brothers yet as we were in the field. Let
us send our uames all who are subscribers all who are
seeking testimony' to our best of friends the editor of Tim
Tribune and he may help us.
PHILANDER DAVIS.' '
Johnny Clem, "The Drummer Boy of Ghick-
An Albany man fell iu love at first sight with a
lady, who sat next to him in church, and handed her
Bible with this verso marked: "And now I beseech thee,
lady, not as though I wrote a now commandment unto
thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we
love one another." i2d John, 5) . She returned Ruth ii.
10: " Why have I found grace iu thine eyes, that thou
shouldst take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?"
and 'he answered with 3d John, 18 U; "I had many
things to write, but I will not with ink and pen write unto
thee. But I trust that I shall short) v see thee, and shall
speak face to face." Next month. No cards.
Editor of National Tribune :
Miss., Sept. $9, 1S79.
oaietjmes, after reading column after column of sor
rowssufferings, devastation and death, we almost wish
that Jy.aw and Eve had never gpt married." -' .
Every intelligent man in the country is aware of the
justice of the Equalization Bounty Bill, and all the sol
diers ardently thank you for your constant and gallant
efforts for its passage. Every recruiting officer in tho
regular and volunteer service, promised bounties, and
such promises were but slightly redeemed. In 1802, es
pecially during the darkest days of the war, many thous
ands enlisted who never received a cent of bounty Sup
pose, for an instant, these bravo men had stood baok and
exclaimed : "Wo will not fight in this cause. We refuse
to leave our wives and children and homes. Lot the poli
ticians ana noiea men take up tne musket, it is no war
Shades of the lamented and illustrious Lincoln ! What
would the consequences havo been? Hundreds went but
never returned, and hundreds returned wounded, crippled
and 'pliymally disqualified for the remaindorof. thoir lives.
In conclusion, then, as our Congress haswisely passed
the apt granting thein a pension,' winch j.s pejfe.c.tly con-
There are but few people who lived during the late war,
and read current events, who are not familiar with the
brilliant achievements made and the invincible spirit and
soldierly qualities displayed by tho boy soldier known as
"Little Johnny Clem, the Drummer Boy of Chioka
mauga," who is now a lieutenant in the United States
army. His acts have been recorded in many histories of
the war. Lossing speaks of him as ''probably tho young
est person who ever bore arms in battle," and every inci
dent connected with his army life possesses peculiar in
terest to the people in general. That interest will still be '
greater with our people when it is known that he is now a
resident of Wisconsin. Such being the case, we propose
to give a brief sketch of his entrance into tho army, and
of his subsequent life.
John L. Clem was born in Newark, Ohio, August 18,
1851. He had lost his mother, and in Mayv 1801, before
he was ten years old when he was so small ho might
have been placed inside of a regulation drum offered his
services -aft a drummer to tho Third Ohio regiment, but
was rejejcted on account of his size and tender ago. Tho
little hero"wont out ou the same train with the regiment,
and meeting the Twenty-second Michigan regiment of
fered his services to that, and was again rejected ; but
with undaunted spirit and determination ho followed the
fortunes of the rogimont until at length he was beating
the "long-roll" in front of Shiloh in April, 1802, whore
his soldierly spirit so won the confidence and admiration
of tho officers of tho regiment that in Juno or July, 1802,
ho was enlisted at Covington, ICy., as a drummer, and
served alter ward as a "marker.
At Shiloh his gun was smashed by a piece of shell,
which won for him tho appellation of "Johnny Shiloh, "
as a title of distinction for his fearless manner in tho
bloody battle. It was at Chiekamauga, that field of
glory and renown for General Thomas, ho received the
title of "Tho Little Drummer Boy of Chiekamauga,". un
der which he has passed into history, and his name and