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Air:- " JJomo, Sweet Home." "';
The grave of valiant soldier,
O dock with lovely (lowers, : . '
That erst thoir fragrance scattered
In shady -woodland bowers : ';
The gravo of bravo commander
With blooming life make j?ay, .
A'happy, peaceful people a
Romembor these to-day. ,
Bring flowers ! sweet, sweet floworS. '
Bring Natnro's choicest oll'ering,
From shady, woodland bowers !
All honor to tho soldier,
Above whoso lonely grave,
Tho dear old Hag Id waving, ',.,
His fealty helped to save. ,. '?"'
XTpou lifs Oonntry's nltar "fj.
He oll'orod np his life, 4,j ?
That we, in homes of quiet, - iJ,l
Might dream of hate and strife
Bring flowers !
Bring Natures choicos oll'ering,
From shady woodland bowers !
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pecc my presence at all, as sho deliberately turned round i and wore known as bravo fellows, but hero they wanted
r Jr .o . y ' uusuuuulllgi tint loioiuusc. i nerve, ana nervo was what the1
i leit as though my asfc hour had come, and began seri
ously to think about lying down and lot the bear kill me, so
as to got out of my misery as quickly as possibly. Sud
denly an idea struck mo and despair gave way to hope. I
drew out my hunting knife and stood on tip toe. When
tho beast -was about seven feet from the bottom of tho hol
low I fastened on her tail with my left hand with a vise
like grip, and with my right drove my hunting knife to the
they hadn't got.
Very well I will go alone ! " was the quiet announce
ment, and as night came on Melroso was ready. Standing
in the doorway he asked the sentinel what time it was.
"lou git back thar' or I'll shoot!" was the
"Yes I'm going right back !" said tho scout, and ho
dashed upon the man, hit him a stunning blow, and made
for tho woods. Ho had to run across an onon fudrl in full
was the prompt
sweet, sweet flowers.! i'jj .
All honor to the leader, ;,. .';,f "
Who in tho battle's van .'. '
Stood 'mid the hnll so cruel,
A dauntless, fearless man ; '":
His brave, Intrepid bearing 4. .
Rememb'red bo for aye ! " , ' -
Heap high the graves of warriors, J-
"With blooming life to-day !
Bring flowers i sweet, sweot flowers !
Bring Nature's choicest oiierings,
From shady woodland bowers !
The nbovo is one of the songs contained in a little volume nt
hand entitled "Half a. Hundred Songs," written bv Sirs. Hattle
S. Kussell.of Hudson, Lenawee County, Mich., wife of nn invalid
soldier. The hook embraces many beautiful pieces for school
room or home Send .." cents and secure it. First, because it de
sorves n. 'place in every school and home, where there are chil
dren; ancTSecondly. becauso you will help a most estimable ladv,
the wife of an invalid soldier who faithfully served his countrv.j
hilt into her haunch, and at the same time yelling like a ' sight of camp, and though it was dusk, ho could be seen
whole drove of Indians. ! nuifce nlainlv for half tho rlisfciwinn. AIV.rn Hum flfW eWe
J hat did she do ." chorused the whole crowd, who ' were fired at him, and then the pursuit began, but ho
had heed holding thoir breath. ' reached the woods and made his escape.
What did she do? Well, you should have seen tho per- I He was one day scoutiug up the valley, having on a
formance. Sho didn't stop to reflect a moment, but shot ; mixed uniform, when he suddenly came upon two ferocious-
itih nl. Win fnn nf llin t-t-umn Kl.n n ......11..4. . .... a Li 1-: . ii i.m ,1 . , ..
w. .. .uu ,, Ul WIU ouuull, ,llvo (l uuiiUluUi, ol d jrUUl .n. iuuK.iug guermas, wane crossing a tiucK wood, lnev
Y"" uitau'"1 w j" miuuioi x. uuiu on iiniu wo scruciv
the ground, some thirty feet from tho stump. Then the
old bear wont like lightning into the brush, and was out
of sight in a second. I was a little bruised by the fall,
but that was all. I took the cubs to Uniontown the next
day, and on account of the adventuro I got 5 apiece for
them, and in tlose times 5 was as good as $50 now.
J What constitutes nerve?" asked the How York
World the other day of its readers. One man will say
that it is presence of mind ; another that it is pluck ; an
other that it is being cool and collected in an emergency.
It is none of these. It is something back of all of them,
and something which man never had uuless it was born
in him. Iustauces of presence of mind were met with
every day in tho army. An officer out in charge of forag
ers or on a reoognoissauco would suddenly be attacked.
Presence of mind aided him in formim? his mm. for rl-
A Hunter's Yarn.
IIOW A 11EAK HELPED 1IUZ OUT OF AX UGLY SCRAPE.
One day, a long lime ago, about the time Jackson ran
for President tho first time, porlraps, I was one day hunt
ing upon tho ridgo between Meadow Bun and Cucumber
Hun, which tumbles off the rocks just across there.
I had known for some time by tho signs that thore was
a nest of cub bears somewhere in tho neighborhood, so on
that day I concluded that I would put in my time findiii"
them, as a party up in Uniontown wanted a pair to send
over to Baltimore to a friend who was fond of outlandish
You see that it was along about tho 1st of September,
ami pretty warm at that, and after walking up and down
tho ravines I began to got pretty tired. I was not so
heavy then as I am now, and did not weigh more thau a
couple hundred pounds. As I said, I was a littlo -tired,
and so ou tho top of tho ridgo I sat down by tho side of
a smooth chestnut slump about twelve or fourteen feet
high. I hadn't sat there more than a minute until T
that it was a couple oi cub bears playing with ono an
hha IT.. I ... -1 1.1 !-- r V
iuucu. xiu uuu time presence ot nuna oven
nice was winte as Hour aud his chm shaking. Brave men
were common enough in the ranks. Call for men to face
death and a hundred privates would step out at once, yet,
test thoir "nervo" and thevhad ndn
Among two or three cases in mirid that of John Melrose,
i a trooper in the Sixth Michigan Cavalry, is recalled. Ho
wiib an unuor-sizea, quiec-spOKen man, and he had that
wondorfui nervo which not three other men in the whole
brigade possessed. While acting as a scout in tho Shen
andoah Valley he was one day eating dinner at a farm-
uouso when in walked seven Confederate soldiers. They i
knew him for a Union scout, aud he knew them for Coil- i
federates. A brave man would have made a rush or had !
a fight. Melrose simply looked up as they filed in, smiled
over his fix and called out ;
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"Say, old woman, put on more dinner here and we'll l carried itoli to pay taxes or put in the bank.
jluw cms lacuor uici not intend to do any thing
were seated on a log, backs to him, but at tho sound of
his stop they sprang up and covered him with their car
bines. It would have been bold to bolt and take the
chances of being hit. Melrose novor slackened his pace
nor changed countenance, but walked directly up to the
men and quietly said :
uIvo got news for the Colonel, aud I want you both to
go along and show me the way."
" Who said so?" asked oue of the men.
" If I miss tho way there'll bo a row, for this is import?
ant news,'' he answered.
"Who be you?"
" Come along and ask the Colonel."
" Well, we ain't going to tramp way up thar'. You go
down to the road, foller it for a mile, and when you come
to the old log'stable on tho right turn into the blind road"."
,c Why can't one of you come along ? "
" Oh ! you can't miss the way. We are watching here
Melrose slouched oft in a lazy, tired manner. He had
got about fifty feet when ho heard them cock their guns.
He did uot turn his head or quicken his pace.
"He's a Yank shoot him ! " called oue of the men ;
but the scout walked on. They wore trying him, but ho
had the nerve of a STapoleou, and he kept his leisurely,,
pace until well away from thoir neighborhood.
A Parmer "Who Robbed His Boy.
Last spring, says the Mirror and Turns, a farmer found
in his ilock a lamb which the mother would not own. He
gave it to his son, a boy fifteen years old, who saved it
and raised it. The boy called it his all summer, all the
family called it his and it was his. But this fall, when
the father sold the other lambs he let this go with them,
and taking tho pay tor it, tucked it into his big wallet
have a square moal together."
said the sergeant of tho squad
Least ot all did ho intend to wrong his boy. Probably he
did not givo the matter much thought anyway; and if
he did he considered the bov's ownershio of the lamb a
l ou are my prisoner,
as ho advanced.
'.Yes. I know it. but I'll imv for n flinnw fi-.i mn ori
your men just the samo ! Sit right down and nriice vour- ' sorboi: pleasant fiction, or, reasoning that the boy, having
solves at homo." I all his needs supplied out of tho family purse : did not
His nervo upset the soldiers, and after a moment thev i ueecl tuo pay for tho lamb ancl ifc was better to put it into
took seals at tho tablo, forming a complete circle around fcho oommon fuucu Bufc for !l11 that, taking tho lamb and
tho board. As soon as they began to eat he bean to !sellluS it in that way, and pocketing tho proceeds in that
tninlc to escape. It was summer, and the window behind T" i blliiUl.uo- 1L Wils vouoery, ana, as oetween
him ten loot
this boy and his father, one of tho meanest robberies that
could bo perpetrated. Not only this, but by robbing the
boy of that '3 tho farmer did more to make tho boy dis
contented and drive him away from home than ho oan
uuao wicu ton timo3 tnat amouut. a dov is a little man.
looked on all sides of tho stumn to find an nnm.inrr
but none was to be seen. Then I happened to notieo tl?n
away was open. If he stood tin all eves
would bo on him, and any excuse to leave the room was
not to bo thought of.
Tim ,n..l ,vnc- nlm,iH,..l f n,,,Vl.n .1 j. i . .. ,.
something inside tho stump, nd soon made vaMSSXSSSr
or Wldll onii'in. 1 i .-i .. i i i. i . ,,.. o '"'"ovu i .1.1 , . ., , i . , . 1:-L
uuuivwarus, upsec uia cuair, ana oouuaea irough tho i m, T s v. s tu M w
window. Tho soldiors van out and fired at and mirsued I . n . a succos,5tl1 mn of him when he grows up,
him, but he made good his escape. ! ll uegtns ac an oarly ago to teol that dosiro to own some
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m . - ... ""i in uiiu LiuiiL) i iini;i . iiou uuii1!!: m inn ir i: n iwn i c inn
stood if TheYolo wenT u it tin'lnt "" i Woortstock ""cc? Melrose M companion fei out of
TL h 1L11A tl ?un ; ranks to forlgL, After securing a supply of meat they
woVrattS afc a ga"op
.i...,. ....i. ., v .- ,, --w .. v.u.,, wiiuu uvo uusnwnacKers, won mouutoa. ciirao out.
: cross-road about twenty rods ahead of them.
stump. "We're doftd men!" said tho scout's
which wore about tho size of full grown rat-dos.
I was so excited that I jumpod down into tho
aim grabbed tne cubs.
they turned on mo
die, and in a minute
tliey could not bito and feet fastened
I knew that tho old boar would bo
and make it hot for mo if she found
r ,. y fib bofian t0 squ,oal aml ! tbov came to a halt.
for light. But they were small to ban-; Looking back they saw four
o or two 1 had their mouths tied so j .,, tho fJnco to take a positioi
so they could not
mo in tho neat, sn T
swung the youngstors into my buckskin bolt proparatorv
to getting out. l
Get out ? Did I get out ? Land of lovo, it makos mo
shiver to think of it yet. I could no mora got out of that
stump than I could lly. Tho hollow was boll-shaped,
larger at tho bottom than at tho top so largo, in fact
that I could not put my back against one side aud my foot
and hands against tho other and crawl up, as rabbits aud
other animals-climb m insido of hollow t-.i-nos.
In no way could I got up a foot. Thoro wore no stioks
more bushwhackers climb-
position on the highway. Melroso
nnliwlir n j-w-1 lrtt r ! . 4 . j . J ii.. .1.. .. 1
H.111..1J nunuu inuii .iiuiiiwuii itim uir.uiy sum :
Wo will charge thorn !
.ball m behind me and thnm
will bo less dangor. Draw your sabro and striko hard ! "
Tho other man dared not try it, though ho was a bravo
man. He, therefore kont his nlace as tho Renin.
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thing and to add to the property subject to his ownership,
which is at once tho incentive to otiective work and tho
motive which reconciles men to their condition.
ISTo matter how woll the boy's wants are provided for
from a fund whioh is common to the wholo family, ho
takes no particular interest in adding to that fund becauso
he does uot feel that it is his, and ho tiros of labor and
thought, the proceeds of which he must share withsovontl
others ; but givo him a piece of property of his own, to
manage as he pleases, to keep, or sell, or chango, and let
him feel that his ownership is secure aud that liis loss and
gain depends upon his own endeavors, aud ho will work
cheerfully aud coutontcdly.
Th Is rnhifcofl nf Thnnlrovivv tlink. hm nor vnvv flncjivmc fr
ml. Melroso rode straight at tho mon with soo a " Bowerv boy," a New York rougti of twenty years
, and tho volley they fired Went OVOr him. no-n. hn wimh wiMi a frimul h.fn thn lmiitifr.e n P Hint nnnn.
Ho struck tho line, sabred a man as ho passed, and soon liar creature to look for ono. "Very soon his companion
rejoined tho column. His companion was never hoard of i pointed out to him a conuino snecimon. standing on tho
probably boing niurdored in cold blood.
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. o. ,,UU"S" u whuo uwior loragers woro captured i trousored, soap-locked, shiny-hatted, with a cigar
111 thO Shnnill.Ut.nll nllOV. fill-fill fA n cmnll nnnnmnm... 4.1. -.1 t.A - i c !....!... .!..,. J
aud the lour placed 111 a log house under guard until their Aftor contemplating him for a fow moments, T
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"IMUUm imlnmnim inr lnifl in .mr n.iwl t .1: , ., . .. r-i -" "-'w ,"v"""'u" J wiou.im vuuu u nuum ftrvu iu wui.
tain. About the t mo I aiim to r h fnnn ft r 1 1 ! r , ' ft,ul u Tf ot ,Ul0m coulu su0 no L,P ot osoaPe- ' " v, d skod if ho might to so.
tho old boar 0 W Mo roso (illfy hJ ih0 discouraging remarks, ' "Surely," ho was told ; -go to him and ask him
onlv - 1,., 3 1 V outside oi U10 stump. A ith ( and as quiotly remarked that 10 would bo insido tho Union ! direct vou somowhoro "
tt ?i" Si1 P UOh ! linS WB, !l!.nighS .r , WaS n cU'0l f S01 Tneimpon' Thackenvy approached, and said politely:
fnu..luaicms' 5 ou ,nu l)0SSlbli "W'Vgino tho state of my : around tho building, which had no door. Tho sontiimls Mv r.-ion.l. T s,.n,.i.i lii.-A Vo ,m tn 1 ' Rnnuk. ii.
lllQ old boar was not morn tlmn n. lialP n mlnnfn f fl.n
outside, climbing up tho stump, but it seemed like a
In afc loasfc' L thought of all my sins a dozen times,
ciast sho reaohod tho top, but sho did not soom to sus-
paced within six foot of tho building, and tho ono in front
coum suo tuo prisoners cnrougii tlio doorway. Melroso
said that if all would rush together tho sentinels would
bo Qoufusod and cither hold thoir firo or flro wild. Tho
three men had participated in mora than twenty battles
corner of a streot against a lamp post, red-sliirted, black-
" Well," replied tho Bowery boy, in his poouliar tones.
and without moving anything but his lips, as ho lqbked
up lazily at tho tall, gray-haired novelisb, "Weil, sonny,
you can go if you won't stay too Iqng."
Thaokoray was satisfied,