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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1882.
fearful possibilities of an obstructed trade,
with the speedy detection and fight against over
whelming odds that would follow, if the train
for which wo waited did not arrive sooner han
pursuers from Big Shanty. When wc recog
nized tho whistle of the coming train it was al
most as welcome as the boom of Mitchel's can
non, which we expected to hoar that i cuing
aftcrall our work was done. As it rumbled by us
wc fully expected an instant start, a swift run
of a few miles, and then the hard work but
pleasant excitement of bridge-burning. Alas!
AXOTHKK KKD FI.AC..-
Swift and frequent are the imitations of war.
Success can never be assured to any enterprise
in advance. The train for which wc hail wait-
h so much anxiety had no sooner stopped J
than wo beheld on it an emblem more terrible
thau any comet that ever frightened a super
stitious continent. Another red flag ! Another
train was close behind ! This as terrible, but
what could be dono? With admirable presence
of mind Andrews moderated his impatience,
and asked the conductor of the newly-arrived
train the meaning of such an unusual obstruc
tion of the road. His tone was commanding,
and without reserve tho. conductor gave the
full explanation. To Andrews it had a thrill
ing interest. The commander at Chattanooga
had received information that the Yankee Gen
eral Mitchel was coming by forced marches and
in full strength against that town ; therefore
all the rolling-stock of the road had been or
dered to Atlanta. This train was the first en
tailment, but another and still longer section
was behind. It was to start a few minutes
after he did, and would probably not be more
than ten or fifteen minutes behind. In turn,
tho conductor asked Andrews who he was, and
received the information that he was an agent
of General Beauregard, and that he had im
pressed a train into military service in Atlanta,
which he was running through with powder,
of which Beauregard was in extremo need.
Under such circumstances ho greatly regretted
this unfortunate detention. The conductor did
not suspect the falsity of these pretences, but
told Andrews that it was very doubtful if he
could get to Beauregard at Corinth by goiug
through Chattanooga, as it was certain that
Mitch cl had captured Huntsvillc, directly on
tho Hue between them. Andrews replied that
thismade no difference, as he had his orders, and
.should press on until they were countermand
ed, adding that Mitehel was probably only pay
ing a flying visit to UunLwillc, aud would have
to bo gone soon, or find Beauregard upon him.
Andrews also ordered the conductor to run far
enough down tho main track to allow the next
train to draw in behind him, and for both trains
there to wait the coining of Fuller with the reg
ular mail. His orders were implicitly obeyed "
and then to our party recommenced the awful
trial of quiet waiting. One of the men outside
was directed to give notice to those in the box-car
of tho nature of the detention, and warn them
to be ready for any emergency. Either Brown
or Knight, I think, executed this commission.
Leaning against our ear, but without turning
his eyes towards it, and speaking in a low voice,
he said : " We arc waiting for one of the trains
tho rebels are running off from Mitehel. If we
arc detected before it comes, wo will havo to
fight. Be ready." Wc were ready ; and so in
tolerable is suspense that most of us would
havo felt as a welcome relief the command to
throw open our door and spring into deadly
A PRECIOUS HOUR WASTED.
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time on which we had allowed ourselves to
count was two hours; now half of that was
thrown away :rt one station, and nothing ac
complished. Wo dared wait no longer. An
drews decided to rush ahead with the inten
tion of meeting this extra train wherever it
might be found, and forcing it to back beforo
him to the next siding, where he could pass it.
The resolution was in every way dangerous, but
the danger would at least be of an active
character. Just at this moment the long-ex-jctcd
whistle was heard, and soon tho train
came into plain view, bringing with it an almost
interminable string of cars. The weight and
length of its train had caused the long delay.
Obedient to direction, it followed the first extra
down the main track, and its locomotive was a
long way removed from the depot when the last
car cleared the upper end of the side track on
which wc lay. At length it had got far enough
down, and it was possible for us to push'on.
Andrews instantly ordered tho switch-tender to
arrange the track so as to let us out.
A 3TE1V PirFICUITY.
But .here a new diflicully presented itself.
This man had been in an ill humor from the
first, and was now fully convinced that some
thing was wrong. Possibly the tone in which
he was addressed irritated Mm still more, lie
therefore responded to Andrews's order by a
surety refusal, and hung up the keys in the sta
tion house. When Ave in tho lxx-car overheard
his denial, we were sure that the time for fight
ing had come. There was no .more Reason for i
dreading the issue of a conflict at this station
than'at any other point, and wc waited the sig
nal with the confident expectation of victory.
But even a victory at that moment would
have been most undesirable. We had no wish
to shed blood unnecessarily. A telegraph office
was at hand, and it was possible that before the
wire could be cut a message could be flashed
ahead. There were also engines in readiness
for prOiUpt pursuit, and while wc might "have
overcome immediate opposition by tho use of
our firearms, our triumph would have been the
signal for a close and terrible chase.
tje value of a cooi, head.
The daring coolness of Andrews removed all
embarrassments. While men are hesitating and
in doubt, boldness and promptness on the part
of an opponent are almost sure to carry tbe
day. Ccaoing to address the switch-tender,
Andrews walked hurriedly into the station, aud
with the truthful remark that he had no more
time to waste, took down the key and began to
unlock the switch. The tender cursed him
terribly, and tallied for some to arrest him. The
crowd arouud abo dibl iked the action, and be
gan to hoot and yell ; but before any one had
decided as to what ought to be done, Andrews
had unlocked and changed tho switch, aud
waved his hand for the engineer to come on. It
was an inexpressible relief when the cars moved
forward and the sound of strife died out. As
soon as the locomotive passed to the main track,
Andrews tossed the keys to the ruflled owner of
them, saying, in his blandest manner, " Pardon
me, sir, for leing in such a hurry, but the con
federacy can't wait for every man's notions.
You'll find it is all right," and stepped on board
his engine. Tho excitement gradually ceased,
and no thought of pursuit was entertained nutil
startling intelligence was received a few mo
ments later from Big Shanty.
To be continual.
In Jfarcourt, Belgium, is to Imj erected a
siftlue to Theroigne de Mcricourt, the heroine
of the insurrection of women aud leader of the
Miciiad march on Versailles of October 5, 17&9
md who was called by the Kevolutionists "the
First Amazon of Liberty," aud by Carlylc " tho
brown-locked, light-behaved, firc-hcarlcd De
SOUTHERN PRISON LIFE.
From Florence to Goldsboro Four
Thousand Skeletons Paroled.
Jan. 31sJ- Owing to Sherman's triumph, wc
entertain groat hopes that Kilpatrick may raid
us out. Many prisoners belonging to the
working squads are breaking their paroles and
running away. Soma of them have been ro-
captured, court-martialed and sentenced to be
hanged. They arc at present confined outside
tho stockade, in what it termed "the dun
geon." It is a dark, filthy den. about twenty
iVct square, consisting of a stockade roofed
over, aad is without windows or proper venti
lation. Ko man can stand it to be kept
there long. Yesterday, as one of the sen
tenced men was being marched pa-'t the gate,
which happened to be open at the time, ho
broke from his guards, ran iuside, and was
secreted by his friends. The rebels were
unable to find him, aud gave notice that unless
he was surrendered, rations would be cut oil'
from tho whole camp, llo thereupon gave
Feb. 1st. The rebel officers havo procured a
new pack of bloodhounds to hunt prisoners
with. In order to test their ferocious quali
ties, four prisoners were yesterday supplied
with rations, and were allowed half a day tbe
start. At the appointed time the rebel officers
mounted and set out in pursuit, preceded by the
hounds. Much to our gratification, the boys were
not overtaken, and will doubtless get away.
RESTORING STOLEN TROrERTY.
Feb. 2d. Yesterday afternoon several hun
dred colored soldiers of the Union army, who
were captured while assaulting Fort Wagner,
arrived from Charleston, guarded by a regi
ment of "galvanized Yankees' On being
drawn up at rebel headquarters, the "gal
vanized " wcro disarmed and turned into tho
stockade along with the negroes. Tho latter
had been well-treated at Charleston, and
well fed, and had been allowed to retain all the
money, clothing aud valuables they had in
their possession when captured. On their way
to this point on the cars they were robbed of
almost everything by tho "galvanized." Some
of them were even compelled to give up the
pantaloons they wero wearing. When wo
learned these facts wo told them to take back
their property by force, ami stood ready to
assist thun if necessary. No resistance was
offered, and they recovered most of the stolen
articles aud money. When tho rebel officers
wish to amuse their lady visitors (and they
have a good many of them) they range them
along tho ramparts of the stockade, aud then
cause a barrel of molasses to be rolled inside.
Such prisoners as can bo induced to tako part
in tho exhibition aro then marshaled in line,
tin cups in hand. The barrel of molasses is set
on ondand the head knocked in, and at a given
signal the prisoners in lino rush for the barrel,
and scramble to "souse" their cups in and
get them out again without spilling the con
tents. The strugglo is a laughable one, many
of the participants getting smeared with
sweetness from head to foot.
A WOMAX IX THE STOCKADE.
Feb. 3d. A sick prisoner happened to bo on
tho outside to-day, on some kind of a detail,
iwrolo handed him a piece
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sine to-day to seo her brother, who is a
Union soldier. As she trudged along tho
corduroy road that crosses tho swamp thou
sands of prisoners popped out of their holes
in the ground like so many prairio dogs, and
whooped and yelled like crazy men as long as
they could see her. She is the first woman I
have ever seen inside of a stockade.
Feb. lth Wo arc still "counted off" every
Sunday. On the last occasion several thousand
of us wero crowded into tho southeastern cor
ner of the prison, aud those of us next to the
dead-line were almost forced across it. A sen
tinel on tho rampart brought his musket to the
charge and with an oath ordered us back. We
shouted that wo could not get back. The old
villain then levelled his musket at us and
pulled tho trigger, but the cap failed to explode.
We then made a desperate struggle and forced
the crowd back. If his musket had been dis
charged he would havo killed or wounded two
or three men, as he stood not fen yards from us.
SHOT DOWN ON THE DEAD-LINE.
Feb. Glh.Ono day at Charleston, while ra
tions wcro being delivered, a prisoner was
crowded across tho dead-line, which latter con
sisted of a mere furrow ploughed in the ground.
He jumped back instantly, but a sentinel fired
on him nevertheless, sending a musket ball
clear through his lungs and body. A rebel sur
geon who happened to be in the vicinity ran
up, and thrusting his finger into tbe front
wound, exclaimed: "Didn't hit any bone
there." The mantras then turned over, and
tho wound in his back from which the ball had
escaped was exposed to view. " Gcd ! didn't.
hit any bone there either. lie's a goner." ex
claimed the surgeon, again sticking his finger
into the wound. The prisoner soon died. Men
aro shot here continually by the eagerly-watchful
Feb. 7lh. On account of the frequent pres
ence of South Carolina's fair daughters along
the artillery platforms of tho stockade, tho
rebel officers have become ashamed of the naked
bodies of the dead prisoners that are daily
strewn around the gate, and have had a rickety
clap-board dead-house erected.
Feb. Qlh. Tho Union ofliccrs at Charleston
aro confined in tho jail. At Columbia, S. C,
was the notorious " Camp Sorghum," a prison
pen in which about 1,500 officers and men wcro
incarcerated. Several were killed by blood
hounds while attempting to escape. Great suf
ferimr was experienced from cold. Shootings
by sentinels were common. At an election held
there, Lincoln rcc-'ived 1,021 votes, and McClcl
lan 113. Among these prisoners was Lieuten
ant Byers, of the Fifth Iowa infantry, author
of tho song, "Sherman's March to the Sea."
They were all finally released by Sherman.
A renegade's trick.
Feb. IQQi. The other day a rascally prisoner,
desiring to ingratiate himself into the favor of
our captors, reported to them that a large tun
nel was being dug somewhere in the prison,
but that he was unable to learn precisely whero
it was. They instituted a thorough search, but
wcrcunablo to discover anything of the kind.
Becoming alarmed, they cut ofl our rations un
til the locality of the tunnel should be disclosed.
The fact was, no tunnel was being constructed.
After we had starved twonty-four hours a
party of prisoners suspected tho truth, and
after making a small excavation at night, took
same rebel officers to it on the following morn
ing. Rations wcro then sent in at eleven
o'clock. When we miss rations for a day tho
rebels never make good the deficiency. It
comes out of our slock of vitality. The men
who dug tho naock tunnel wcro ferreted out,
and taken outwidu and bnrbnroualy punished.
Feb. 11th. It is again reported that caes of
tho yellow fever arc fouud here. Suppose that
epidemic had broken out hub summer at
Audersonville. A rebel once said to mo there:
" If old Yellow Jack gets amongst you, you're
gone, dead sure'
Feb. 12lh. A prisoner who was once incar
cerated at Danville, Va., informs me that a
novel ration issued there was by courtesy
known as " cabbage soup." It was made out of
cabbage that was so thickly covered with cab
bago lice that it was hard to toll whether the
soup partook more of tho vegetable than of the
other element. The prisonerri wore glad to get
it, however. The meat Issued there was full of
maggots. It makes no difibronco whoro a
prisoner has been confined, ho has the same
story to tell of starvation, food not fit for hogs,
and brutal treatment generally. Danville is
110 miles southwest of Uichmond. The pris
oners there made many unsuccessful attempts
to " tunnel out." Tho usual parole of honor
signed by tho prisoners working on the outside
reads as follows : ' I hereby pledge my word of
honor that I will not violate my parole by going
beyond one-half mile from the prison limits."
Feb. I Tilh. To-day the rebels commenced ship
ping prisoners away. We don't know whero
they go to. The mortality here is dreadful.
REMOVING THE PRISONERS.
Goldsroro, (N. C.) Feb. lath. Wo left Flor
ence on the evening of the lGth inst. That
night the vanguard of Sherman's army crossed
tho Cougaree, and on tho following morning
entered Columbia, S. C We reached Wil
mington during the night of the 37th, aud bi
vouacked on a hill, exposed to the cold ocean
winds. This morning we took the cars for this
point, and arrived here this afternoon. Wc are
bivouacked in tho woods. This morning at
Wilmington I saw an insane man in our ranks
who did not have a single stitch or Hot-hm"
him. The weather was ex '
kind-hearted citizen gave ' t-
The ladies of Goldaboro ha I'
to see us, bringing us food. ( i.
of mercy also came a troop of: !
who swore profusely at tho gi ' " " '"
ing on their exhibition of w yt ,
Charleston was taken on th-
Feb. 20!. We left this ci' ' --n
night beforo last, on flat-car? ' .. ' -!
men were frostbitten during -,
of them froze their feet. AVI -r-
ing there yesterday to bo c: . , : .
startled by cannonading dow i ' , '
gradually grew heavier and m i
only the gunboats practising
rebel ofliccrs informed us. !
however, and listened breath . i -
port In about twenty mi- ..
shouted that he saw a shell bi -' '
We all sprang to our feet anc
ly, and in an instant discerned
of another shell. There wa
doubt but that tho Union ar ' -,, .
imity to tho city. Tho wi i.tnt
ensued. A rebel horseman ga ' i v "'
livercd an order, and with i- lu- .
were driven like sheep to the i v '
out of the city and on towards ' )-b u
last prisoners to leave declare " ;
the rattle of musketry. Sci j i
leaped oft the cars aud took i ' "- n
a great many of them wero sh - f ih k4." .
We are now told that Wilmii . m v, Ua
On returning to this city wo i ' v.- -i in.
drcd Union ofliccrs at tho . . i
them shed tears on viewing ou i . '.
tution, and divided their moi
with such of our number as we .. c?t '.n
Near Wilmington, N. C, Feb. i . k Ft
thousand of us were paroled a ' '
terday, and passing through
reached tho Union lines to
looking horde of raguerl ,ihy -'..
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the , o lit
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, ' ., ..caieumg chee
of artillory. Wc havo truly cim
jaws of death and tho mouth of
rapidly approaches a victorious
To be continued.
PAY THE PEN,
AVholo Families who havo I, -Upon
HWi. Cor. Pkila. JV ..
Let us pay the honest follows :
big as they arc I mean the f
their health in tho Chickahc
who lost their arms at Antiot -
Fredericksburg, or legs at Gelt:
There is a glorious sido to
there aro many noble character
families whoso record can novo;
havo two or three in my mil
Bixby family of Boston, io whe
(tho greatest master of Fngli
wroto the following letter. M -poor
woman in the Eleventh v
who lost five sons in the army,
was severely wounded about th-
coin wrote :
Dear Madam: I havo beoi
file of tho War Department a si
Adjutant-General of Massaclu
are the mother of fivo sons
gloriously on tho field of battlo
I feel how weak and fruitlc
word of mine which should att
you from the grief ofa lossso ovc .
1 cannot refrain from tender! r
consolation that maybe found i j
tho Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Fatl
iho anguish of your bereavem 1
only tho cherished momory of 1
lost, and the solemn prido tha '
to havo laid so costly a sacrifice '
Yours, very sincerely and rc$
' ;. I'
'1 I 1.
To Mrs. Bixby, Boston, Mnis.
Another caso is that of tho '
William B. Cushing, tlio hero o " ' ,
and I were boys together in IL
ofFredonia, N. Y., whose bcautj uinu.oi -iuj
visitor. 1 was there for a few days during the
past summer, and, naturally, I wanted to go to
Forest Hill, tho village cemetery, which, by tho
way, is as charming as any flower gardon, as it
ought to bo. An old school-fellow, Sidney
Wilson, who left both legs .at Gettysburg drove
mo along, behind his blooded mare, the pretty
avenues of Forest Hill. On a little mound is
the Cushing monument, erected by tho widow
of tho intrepid Cushing, whose Jaurels iro not
yet faded. Tho monument is of massive granite,
square as to tho bides, and about eight feet
high. Ou the four sides is inscribed tho pa
thetic history of four brothers. On tho front
is the following:
In memory of
wru.i a ar is. ruriiriNG,
Comiunuiler IT. H. Navy. Died nt Wnsliinnton,
1). C, December 17, l.sf. Age, thirty-two.
Buried at Ammpolisldd.
On another side is the following:
In inemorv of
ALONZO JL (.VStUNG,
Lieutenant U. S. A. A-d twenty-two years.
Fell nt Gettysburg, P.i. IJuiiud ut
est Point, N. Y.
On tho third tablet of this sorrowful monu
ment is tho following :
hi inemorv of
JIOWAKD 15. crSIUNG,
Lieutenant U. M. A. Ak-! tint ty-thrcc years.
Itillcd by Apache Indium. Hurled
near i'ueon, Arizona.
On the remaining sido is tho name of tho
fourth brother, who must soon follow, Milton
B. Cushing, who is a retired Paymaster U. S.
Navy. Ho is about forty years old, and his
health is so bad that his friends caunft hope
that he will long survive.
This is the simple record of a noble iunily.
How pathetic it is I Tho widow and mo.hcr of
Commander Cushing, the hero of this heroic
family, live in Fredonia. Ho left two olildren
two little girls.
STRIKING IT RICH
Or, From Kilclion io Parlor and
By Ethel Allen.
"O Jim!" I says, rushin' into tho settin'
room right after breakfast Wednesday mornin',
" Mary's goin' to leave to-morrow, and the
water is froze, and Annie's got such a cold
she's pretty near sick, and how we'll ever get
along with bavin' 'em all over to supper I'm
sure I don't know!"
"Xow don't yo.T go to actin' as if tho end of
the world had come! You women are always
gettin' excited over the least little thing. I'll
go right down to the intelligence office and tell
'cm to send up a girl, and then I'll stop at the
plumber's on my way home. You just keep
cool and everything '11 come out all right."
" Well, I guess I'll have no trouble in kecpin'
cool.'"-1 says, beginnm' to get kind o' mad.
" Mary's gone and let the firo go out in the
furnace and I'm most frozen a-rcady."
" Then stay up here, can't you ? This room's
like an oven."
"How can I stay up hero and sweep all the
rest of the house at the samo time, I'd like to
know ? "
"What under the sun do you want to sweep
all tho house for? The idea of makin' such a
terrible fuss all because two or three people aro
comin' over to supper to-morrow night ! Why
don't you wait to sweep till after they're gone?
Everything '11 be upside down then, like as not,
and you'll havo tho whole thing to do over,
again. You women beat the Dutch with your
swecpin' and fu.-sin' ! "
" Well, do you suppose I want Mrs. McCaffcry
to find everything all covered with dust? She'd
think I was a fine housekeeper, wouldn't
"I ain't objecfin' to your dustin' things ofl'a
little, but you'll clean tho wholo house from
top to bottom, as if you was expectin' the com
pany to go pokin' around to see if they can't
find a speck of dirt somewhero or other.
There's no sense in any such fussin'."
" Well, I guess if I didn't do some fussin', as
you call it, you'd be a heap moreuncomfortablo
thau you arc ! You know you used to be for
ever braggin' about my kitchen always lookin'
so nice. You're awful cross this mornin', any
how!" "I'm no crossor'n you arc, at any rato! If
you want to upset a woman entirely just in
vito two or three peoplo over to supper. It'll
spoil all your comfort for thrco weeks to como,
like as not,"
"Well, if I've spoiled all your comfort, why
don't you hurry down town then? "
" I'm goin' as fast as I can. I'll bo bound
if I don't stay all day, too, while I'm about
"All right! I just wish you would ! I calls
after him as ho rushed down stairs aud slams
the front door.
I didn't care just that minute, either, whether
he over como back or not, but I tell you it
wasn't long beforo I begun to feel awful bad, to
think I had been so cross. Jim and I never
had had no very big quarrel iu all tho two
years wo'd boon married. I was terrible afraid
he'd stay away tho wholo day as he said, but
then I know ho never could keep mad at
nobody moro'n an hour at a timo, so I hoped
vary strong that he'd como back to dinner, as
usual. I was dreadful busy swecpin' and fixin'
things all the mornin', but, notwithstandin' I
had so much to do. it seemed an awful long
whilo till noon, and I kept goin' down to tho
tlinin'-room to look at tho clock every half
hour or so. But Jim never como homo at all,
md I had to cat diunor without him. Then I
icgun to get mad. I just thought he could
tay away as long as ho pleased. I wasn't goin'
o bo tho first to make up anyhow ; not much I
When Jim como in at last I was up in the
ettin'-room holdin' tho baby and rockin' away
Dr dear life.
"Hullo!" ho says, mighty pleasant, as soon
3 ho opened tho door.
"Well, you've got back, havo you?" I says,
Then what docs ho do but put his arms
ound me and tho baby aud givo us both a
, ood hug.
"Seo horc, little woman, you don't want to
0 mad at your husband no longer! I know I
as awful mcau to you. Let's kiss and make
"lb was every bit my fault, Jim! You
idn't say nothin' at all. Wo won't never
uarrel no moro as long as we live ! "
"Not unless you begin it. I've got such a
Dwerful quick temper, you know, that it
. m't tako very much to make me just hoppin'
ad. You ought to bo kind o' careful what
v ju say to me, Sallie."
"I'll bo awful good after this, Jim. But
metimes you say horrid things, to vie; you
low you do ! "
"Seo here, Sallie, you'll get mo off again if
m aint mighty careful."
"I bavn'tsaid nothin'!"
"Well, you will in a minute more, if you
jep on like that, and then we'll have to make
j all. over again. t
" Did you got a girl, Jim? "
"'Course I did! I made threo of 'cm promise
come. I told you I could get one as easy as
" But they hasn't como yet! "
"Wait till to-morrow. They didn't all say
loy'd be here to-day."
"Mary's goin' right after breakfast, aud
Annie's gone to bed sick with her cold."
"She'll bo all right in tho mornin'. Colds
aint much to have."
" Her's is an awful bad one, at any rate. I
don't seo why it is everything always goes
wrong when you expect company?"
" Now don't you worry beforehand. Wait
till to-morrow before you go on ravin' so."
"There Jim, I knew it would bo just as I
said," 1 begins tho next mornin' at breakfast.
"There hasn't no girl come, and Annie's cold
is so bad she's hardly well enough to ho up,
and how in tho world am I over to get supper
" Well, I know one thing, Sallie Miller, and
that is, I'll never ask no more people to supper
as long as 1 live! You've done nothin' but
fret and worry and stew all the week, as if it
was all my fault 'cause everything didn't hap
pen to go just right."
" 1 think you're real mean to scold
mo so!" I says, burstin' out cryin'.
"Don't cry Sallie! Don't cry!" ho says
lookin' mighty distressed. " I was only in fun,
'deed I was ! "
But tho tears kept rollin' and rolliu' down
mj' checks as fast as ever they could.
" See here, Sallie, you stop cryin now, and
I'll go out to the baker's and buy everything
you want for supper to-night, so you won't
havo to cook nothin'."
"But you can't buy no fried 0-0-oysters
! " I sobs.
" Wo won't havo 'cm, then. I'll get a whole
lot of pickles and jelly and cake and preserves
and crackers and dried-beef and cheese, and
everything else I can think of'
"Maybe if Annie gets better she'll bo willin'
to fry tho oysters," I sajs, brightenin' up a
" Well, if she can't, wc won't have 'em, and
thats all there is about it. Now don't you
worry no more, but just dry those pretty blue
eyes of yourn as fast as ever you can."
" What time do you think they'll come, Jim? "
I says about four o'clock,
"Why they ought to be hero pretty soon,
seems to me. You aint dressed yet, are you?
You'd hotter hurry, or they'll coipo beforo
you're half ready. How's Annie feelin?"
"Oh she's ever so much better! She says
she'll fry the oysters."
" Now, you've had all your worry for nothin',
just as I thought."
" You promised you wouldn't scold no more,
"Well, who is scoldin', I'd like to know?
Come up stairs, now, and get yourself fixed."
" I will in a minute."
"Sallie! Sal-lie!" ho screams to me, while
I'm scttin' the table down in tho dinin'-room.
"What do you want!" I hollers, as-loud as I
"Where's all my handkerchiefs gone? I
can't find one of 'cm.
"Look in tho top bureau drawer!"
"What did you say?"
" Look in the top bureau drawer ! " I
screams, so loud that it makes me hoarse.
" I have ! There aint none there ! " he yells
back at me.
"You can't ever find nothin'," 'I says, hur
ryin' up staira. "Thcra they aro now, just
whero I told you !"
" Well, I looked and looked for 'em. I never
saw such a lot of things as thero is in that
drawer; ribbons and laces and gloves and col
lars, and goodness knows what all ! Why don't
you keep your things in some kind of order?
" Well, they was all right till you had to muss
'em up lookin' for your old handkerchiefs. I
never saw such a man as yen arc to find any
thing! If it was right under your nose you'd
call me to come and hunt it up for you."
"Well, I believe if you had five hundred big
bureau drawers, you wouldn't lot mo have
moro'n one of 'em for my things ! You women
want such an awful sight of room for your lit
tle bits of ribbon and lace and such trash. You
promised mo half of that bureau, and you aint
let mo have but one drawer yet. Maybo I
could find my things myself, if I over knew
where to look for 'em. You'd hotter dress, now
you're up here, for they're likely to come any
So I hurried and dressed as quick as I could,
and then I sat down at the front parlor window
to watch for 'em.
"Jim," I says, "I'm afraid they're not com
in'." " Well, you've been worryin' all the week be
cause they teas comin', and now you're worryin'
for fear they aint."
"But now 1'vo got already for 'em I want
'em to come. It's so disappointin' to have peo
ple stay away when you're made up your mind
to their comin'. Thorc they are now, Jim !"
So wo both of us goes to tho door before they
has timo to ring.
"How do you do! How do you do! "says
Jim, shakin' hands with 'cm all. " We're right
glad to seo you. Thought you never wore
"It is all my fault I assure you Mr. Mil
ler. Mrs. McCafibry was so kind as to offer
to wait for me and I was unavoidably de
tained at my ofiico. I beg ten thousand par
dons for not being more punctual."
"O it's all right! It's all right, Mr. Ray
mond ! " says Jim. " Sallie, you go up stairs
with tho ladies whilo they tako off their
My ! How they was all dressed up ! They
had on tho most elegant silks ever you saw,
and a vholo lot of jewelry and lovely white
lace at their necks, and their hair was frizzed
and curled and puffed the prettiest you over
laid eyes on. I felt awful plain by the sido of
'cm, and I had on my new silk dress, too.
Just as wc started to go down stairs the baby
begun to cry, so I went back to rock him to
sleep again, and left 'em to go on to the parlor
without me. I thought whilo I had such a
good chanco J. might as well put a bow in my
hair, so I opened tho bureau drawer, and the
first thing I saw was the magnesia I got only
tho day before, after readin' in that book of
Jim's that it was nice for face powder. I dressed
in such a big hurry, you see, that I forgot all
about usin' some, so I quick rubbed on a wholo
lot, and then I went down to the parlor.
" You wero extremely fortunate in my es
timation, Mrs.Millor, to secure a resideuco
in this location," says Mr. Raymond to me, as
I happened to sit down right near him.
' What did you say?" I asks him, not quito
undcrstandin' what ho was talkin' about.
"I remarked that your rcsidonce was sit
uated in an exceedingly dcsirable neigh
borhood." ' Well, wo haven't nothin' against the neigh
hood that I knows of, only its so near tho lake."
"Then, you do not enjoy water scenery?"
"You aro not particularly fond of the
" O, yes, I like it well enough ! "
"Allow me, then, to inquire the objections
you entertain against residiug in such
proximity to our most beautiful, I may say
glorious, yes, glorious, lake ? "
"Well I don't know," I says, kind o'
slow, wish in' he'd use littlo short words, so I'd
ever know what ho meant.
" Possibly, Mrs. Miller, you havo found
tho strong winds on tho lake-shore somewhat
"I don't like tho wind, that's a fact! It's
awful cold here, seems to me, but Jim thinks
its just nice. I do bclievo ho wouldn't mind if
it was winter all tho year 'round."
" From your remark I infer that you en
joy tho summer mouths more than thoso of
" Yes, I like summer a heap bettor'n winter."
"Let me adviso you to spend next Decem
ber and January in soino milder climate.
You would, without doubt, derive very great
benefit, both physically and intellectually
from such a trip, to say nothing of tho pleas
ure which would be the natural accompani
ment." " What did you say, sir?" I.says. For to tell
tho truth I was listenin' to Jim, who was talk
in' away to Mis Ebbs as hard as ewr he could.
"I was simply suggesting, Mrs. Miller,
that you and your husband take a trip through
the South during next winter, so as to escape
the sovero cold weather we aro here subject
"0, yes! It's been right pleasant to-day,
hasn't it, Mr. Raymond?"
" Exceedingly, Mrs. Miller, exceedingly.
Have you spent the greater portion of the
day in the open air, may I ask?"
"No, sir; I'vo been in the house all day
swecpin' and dustin' and workin' away every
minute. One of my girls went ofl this mornin'
and the other one's pretty near sick with a cold,
so I've had to do a whole lot myself."
" I fear, Mrs. Miller, that our accepting
your kind invitation has greatly incommoded
" O, we'ro right glad you come, 'deed we are,
Mr. Raymond ! I was tellin' Jim, Avhilc I was
lookin' for you, that I'd feel awful bad if you
staid away after I'd got everything ready."
"Sallie!" calls out Jim, just that minute.
" Mrs. McCaffcry says that church 'round the
corner is' a Methodist church, so you can go
there to meetin' next Sunday, if you want to."
"Do you not intend to go with her, Mr. Mil
ler? "asks Mrs. McCaffcry. "Or aro you iu
favor of some other denomination ?"
"Well, I don't object to tho Methodists
moro'n the rest of 'cm, but I don't go to on .
church very often."
"Then, you are not a member of any church,
"No, ma'am, not exactly; but I'm sort of
connected by marriage. Sallie joined tho
Methodist meetin' as many as five years ago."
"Pretty good! Pretty good! "says Mr. Mc
Cuffery, laughin' out mighty loud.
"Now, last Sunday mornin' wo went 'round
to that air big church just above here," goes on
Jim, "and I must say it seemed a whole pack
of nonsenso to mo to soo 'em all gottin' up and
sittin' down again every two minutes, and bob
bin' their heads tbe way they do. I was bound
I wouldn't move one blessed inch, so I just sat
there a-watchiu' the rest of 'em. I tell you,
though, thesingin' was mighty fine! Iforgotall
about its bein' a church, and I grablied my cano
and wasjustgoin'tobringitdown on the floor so
as to make 'em sing itall over again, when Sal ho
she give my arm a good pinch, and then I cor.o
to myself, as it was. I said, when we was comm'
home, that I felt as if I had been to a freo
show, aud a pretty good one at that. I suppn-,o
I'd get tired of it after a while, but it was first
rate fun jtiat for once. I tell you it was lucky
all of 'em had programme. I mean books, you
know 'cause I couldn't hear one single word
that air minister said. I thought first he was
try in' to sing, and, I must .say, it was the queer
est tune ever I heard ! I says to Sallie that I'd
be a Catholic, and done with it, beforo I'd go
half way like them high-church Episcopate.
Like as not, though, they think they're just a
little mite bettor'n other people. I never could
see the use of bavin' so many kinds of religion,
but I suppose it gives pious folks somethin' re
spectable to quarrel about, and they has to
havo recreation just like us sinners, you seo.
It's most ptobable, if I was a Baptist, for in
stance, and couldn't go to the theatre, or circus,
or nothin', it would kind o' fill in the time if I
could get a Methodist or an Episcopal into a
corner once in a while and pitch into 'em right
strong for bein' so dreadful afraid of cold watr.
I suppose sometimes, too, they have nice littl i
church rows 'mong themselves that is just
heaps of fun. So it keeps the ball rollin' its
all right, I s'pose, but I never could see why
they couldn't have one church for every
body, and behave 'cmselvcs like they ought to.
They'll have to como to it when they gets to
Heaven, and they might as well practice down
here a while, to my thinkin'."
"That's so! That's so! "says Mr. McCaffcry,
" Well, Mr. Miller," puts in Mrs. McCaffcry,
" I think, with you, that there should only bo
one church, but that one should be the Episcopal
"Are you an Episcopal, ma'am? Y1iy didn't
you tell mo before I went on so about 'cm?
Aro you one, too, Miss Ebbs?"
" 0, yes, indeed ! I wouldn' t go to any other
church for the world. All the nicest peoplo in
Milwaukee are Episcopalians. We have ele
gant church socials, whore we dance, and havo
just lovely times. Our rector is perfectly splen
did!" " Is he a married man?" Jim say3 to her.
" No ; he's a widower. His wife died lasb
Yiliat a pity ! I hope yon young ladies try
to cheer him up a little, seein' he's in such
afilictiou. You ought to all go to church regu
lar, so as to kind 0' encourage him in his piou3
" Indeed, I never miss a single service on
Sunday, Mr. Miller, no matter how tired I
Just then I caught sight of Annie out in the
hall, beckoning to me with her finger, so I slips
out of the' room and goes to see about supper.
To be continued.
The Lincoln Assassination.
From the Boston Traveller.
As a newspaper correspondent I had occasion
to visit the Old Capital Prison in Washington
in February, 1SG9. to witness the exhumation
and tho rendition to their respective relatives
and friends of the remains of the conspirators)
in the Lincoln assassination. President John
son was about to go out of office, and he issued
an order permitting Christian burial to tho
bodies of the five persons implicated in tho
death of Lincoln Booth, Mrs. Surratt, Atze
rodt, Payne, and Harold. They had been
buried in ammunition boxes of common pino
wood, six feet long, two feet wide, and two feefe
deep. When the lid was lifted from Booth'3
coilin his face was perfect, with tho exception
of a small hole about the sizo of a dimo in each
cheek. His hair was in as good condition as if
he had just como out a barber's shop. In tak
ing out tho body to place it in a handsomo
rosewood coilin supplied by 'tho mother, Mrs.
Booth, of Baltimore, the head dropped off from
the body. Not so with Mrs. Surratt. Her faco
and form were perfect, and she looked like-ono
iu a happy, dreamless sleep. Her head adhered
to the body in tho process of transfer. Payne's
body was greatly wasted. Atzerodt's was tho
worst of all, for when the army blanket that
covered. his remains was lifted up, it revealed
a shapeless mass of blackened lnmes and ashes,
with a bald and separated skull in one corner.
A Xew Bullet.
k From the Carson Apjieal.
Yesterday the Ajtpenl reporter was shown a
bullet which had been taken from the dead
body of an express robber in Arizona. When
shot he had twenty rounds of Henry rifle car
tridges iu his belt and all the bullets wero alike.
They were of the explosive kind aud made by
tho embedding of a small-sized 22 calibre car
tridge in the end of the bullet of tho Henry
cartridge, point downward. It is done by bor
ing a hole in the point of the bail and pressing
the small cartridge in. When the point of tho
big cartridge strikes a hard, resisting object, tho
percussion explodes the cartridge and this splits
the big ball sis well as causing an explosion of
powder inside of a wound, provided a bono ig
struck. It is a dangerous and devilish inven
tion, and the Wells-Fargo guards should lay in
a good supply of the same kind to shoot express
The Grave-Yard at SIppIcan.
By Edwurd A". Pomeroy.
Como to this spot among: the rocks and pines,
This hidden aero thou hadat ne'er beheld
Unlets persuaded by a poet's lines,
Or by the circumstance of death compelled.
The summer auns pour down their fervid heat
On stunted herbage and a sterile soil ;
The atorms of winter hurl their stinging sleet,
And the hurt trees in agony recoil.
These modest monuments no great names bear;
Thou tread'at not, traveler, on a hero here;
Yet these were strong to do and brave to daro.
And filled their places on the busy sphere.
They and the sea were surely kith and kin,
Aud o'er these graves, although they never stop,
Marauding sca-fogt that conic driving in,
A tribute from their salty plunder drop.
Near this lone nook their labor was not dono:
Through calms and' storms, from port to port
they ran :
Or from the tropic to the frozen zone
They sought and slaughtered the leviathan.
Their virtures or their vices who shall tell,
Or what their harbor since life's sails arc furled!
Kemote from strife and tumult they sleep well
"Hero nt the quiet limit of the world."
Such simple histories deep lessons teach,
Who sceketh wisdom let him pause and learn,
That in JJis plan God natu remembered each,
And each ire satisfieth in his turn :
That death relentless, btill is not unkind,
The vexed and weary to compel to rest;
Nor mother earth in her afl'cetion blind
To call her crying children to her breasS.