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. .. his wile's sad face hnuutt I him, ami
i"j sweet face and glorious voi e and du'.i-
iys all soeuied so mauy mceiitixes p.-e-s-
Mini toward his duty. He mw the very
whejc the piano would stand between th j
. old ,a1.inei, brought from airoal by his
i s prauflf.Uiir, and the cupboard in the
-r. mad; and carved by his father: two
. uible works ol art, of which he hardly
i Wthealue. Taking an Old letter and the ,
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from his pocket, hj began to j
i ! tlie former witii figures, and then, smiling
. d frowuuig together, he got up and went iu
J'ra goin' to the city to-moirer, Liddy," he
wiid thai iiight: "you kin g:l out my best
things, for I sposc I muni call to SamTb."
"Mow I'd like to go there!" half sighed
Sylvia: "and I wish you would buy me a litt'u
3wl feather just one. The girls will tell you
what kind, if you ask them. They know all
about suck things."
' Yes, 1 reckon they do ; " said her lather,
grimly. "They show what drtssiu' to kill,
sad pianncr jdayin' an' all that; brings gals
to " he added with an attempt at severity.
I don't want you to bo like them, sylvy. I
don't hanker to go there either, but ham's my
brother, and though his wile ain't to my no
lion, nor bis daughters ithcr, still I 'stoae I
junst do my dooty. '
Aimer went to tho city, feeling very uneasy
in hie high hut, and pulling oil' the glove?
oylvia had coaxed him to wear, the. minute ho
peached the cars. From one music stort to
another he plodded his weary way, mentally
Garaged at the prices asked.
"Why, 1 could buy Jo .Stoddard's twenty
acre piece for less'u that mom y," he muttered
again and again. "That's common sen.se, for
2 shall leave Hull ii Sylvy. 1 ain't agoiu' to
listen io no mure of their nonsense, that's all
With slower steps he approached th? palatial
3nansiou oi his mtrciuiui brother. splendid
liQUoe, beaut ilul without and within.
"Uncle A oner! good gracious!" exclaimed
Hosa, the eldest ?ii!, as she nue from her seat
an the up-stairs sitting-room. " We'l, I suppose
wc mast make the liest of it he is such a
country gwky. I hate tihave him to dinner.
I know Hawkins will laugh at him. '
Hawkins did laugh at turn in his sleeve, as
ihe saying is. Hav. kin was one of the most
JTSbiocraticot servingiufn.uud the whole lioiw
1 Idstoou in jiweof him. And not only Jiaw-
but Mr. Dow. resplendent iu diamonds,
J 1 the beauty and ouii. t of the family,
:. ' e superb ILs5 Iio all laughed at their
imi' v rclatno. H,s nn.tak", were many,
.. i - Tiie of thiu ludicrous, ile would cat
-. Mi 'mis knife, and scrape the crumbs up, and
what the fing'-r Ixiwis were ior, and all
ii '; such utter unconsciousness of wrong do
ln that inti nsnied the absnrdity.
' f sonr-e he talked of pianos.
' The idea of .'ttinga piano for that mean
' le house! " said ijiiy, tt row, to her sister.
' I wish he wouid buy ours,' was the re-
onse; "then jiajia would lie obliged to get
u5 a new one. and I'd coax him for a grand."'
"Ye." raid M.. low after dinner, "ami
there's that lovely Swiss cabinet that I have
always coveted, and it is utterly out of place in
thmt country hou-c. Mrs. Jenks gave two hun
dred and fifty for 1its not half as valuable,
for we know where this one came from, and it
liSB a veritable history. If they could only be
exchanged! We've had twelve j ears' wear
out of the piauo and twelve years from now,
that cabinet in mr family would be well nigh
Tlie idea was broached to the merchant, who
seized upon it at once. Then and there the old
Suwo. magnificent a to polish and propoi lions,
ut sadly wanting as to its interior arrange
ments was exhibited ; the farmer brother ap
peared delighted; the matter was talked over.
' I guess I'll do it." he said; "and as for the
cahimt as you call it I call it a closet. why
I don't set all the world by it, though Sylvy
does. She reads all the magazines, you see, and
Bne'H jtot some pieer notions about the value of
.old things, and rubs it an' polishes it as though
it was gold. Ye, I guess I'll do it, but I'll
sleep on it a night; thats my way, you know,
Sauiiwell an' I'll let you know in a day or
"Any W thing trill iio for her."
These were the taiismanic words that did the
business for Sylvia. Why Abner should sus
jKjet what and whom they were meant for, as
they came on the t cho ol a laugh down the
Wide stairetse. vl"u he was just leaving, who
can tell? But all at once he felt his blood on
fire, as he Mopped on the steps of marble, and
looked about him. lie thought of the airs and
graces ofhis nieces, their quiet, almost studied
contempt of him and his homely manners.
"Any old thing'll do for he.r, will it? Not if
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' M QUAD" ANSWERED.
His Mor;. of tlie Baniiiip or "Marietta n Silly
Tt tlie Editor Xatioxal Teibuxe:
A lrit-iid of mini' handed me a ropy of your
c-vci llent jiapfrfsl'DcfcirbLT 21st, in which you
iiotf fionia lttti-r written by "M (.iund " to
the Drfoit J'nc ftfin, giviug nil account of tho
buniinjj of Marietta, (Jeoigia. I wish to add
my testimony to thousands of others v. iio weic.
on the (ioii:ieaniiaigii to Atlanta, and others
who went on to the mm. th:it tlien w.is no siirh
willful and wholesale destruction of pmatc !
Ii"op'rty as lie describes. I personally marched
through Marietta, with my regiment, and tho
town was m Mich a good .state of preservation
that it lalhd forth universal commmt fnmi
our men. I was particularly impressed with
the apcarai!ce of a beautiful residence which
Mood on the outskirts of the iliaire. The
yard w.ls very handsomely decorated with
ilowers and shrubbery in jjreat ariety. L
erytliiii? presented such a peacclul and home
like aimeamnee. that il kiio a. strnnir cuo-
trasb to the tread of armed w.ldierh maichinsr
throuzh the streets. And this after the "renter
iMirtion of the armv had passed through. J
am free to admit that there was destruction of
roperty. but only such as had been used, or
was likely to be used again, lor the benefit of
the confederacy, and where people were par
ticularly hostile towards the soldiers, and
degradations were committed by guerillas;
and even thisdid not oecur until alter Shermau
had started uim.ii his march to the sea ; for I per
sonally know of raids made upon our trains in
tin- r:ir of tlie. itrmv hv tiinmiidiiifr rnvnlrr
men, and our teamsters would be run down am
sabered by tbccneu.. : but nothing iu the shape
of private property was interfered with by our
onic Ts or men . neither wer the women in
sulted. I presume these southern gentlemen
wouid like to mako the country believe,
through their willing tool, " M Juad," thai
sheniiau's army was a set of Vandals, making
war Hjion women and (hildren, burning their
home; oer their heads. Uut the country
knows diil'en nt. it is the universal verdict
to-day that no grander army was ever mar
shaled, mor'; ably olliccied, nor more generous
toward a foe, than that commanded by Hem ral
Sherman. I feel it due to tl.o memory of the
Irnno comrades who sleep in their silent graves
upon southern soil; to their widowri and or
phaus, and the loud mothers who gave them to
to tli'-ir country; to the memory of the noblo
and brave commanders who led us on to suc
cessful victory, and to the coming generations,
to say that these statements of this contributor
to the Detroit iVe l'i m are maliciously false
and perverting. 1 could say moro if necessary,
and will, should occasion require.
Yours, in F., ('. and L..
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Private Cos. A and B, Mth Kegt. Ky. Vol. Inf.
Sl'ISKCEIl, I a., Dec. J7th, lS.
The IJoi-Iiisiinotor of C'aialo.
To the Editor National Tkiiiuni::
In the spring of LSol I was tranfeircd from
thestatfof (ieneial Edward II. Hatch to that
of Major-General f'urtis, Dep.utuient of the
Missouri, who was then alter "Old I'.ip Prico"
with a long s-tiek. Upon jeporlmg to General
Curtis, he remaiked: "J asked for an inspector
of cavalry, not lor a boy in his teens." How
ever, that has nothing to do with my object in
writing Tni; TmurM:. I refer to it so that if
an of the old soldier? of .that campaign should
chauec upon these lines they will remember me
after thcao years as "the hoy-inspector of cav
alry.'' U tin- luti!e.i ol" the Little Blue, 15ig JJlue,
Wi' l'ort,and Nt u Ionia was a i"giuieiitofun
usuullx line ami haidy-looking men. Six com
piniesof them wt re mount il on black horses,
and sii. companies on white huies, all of them
sup: 10 animals. Where, er tho light was hard
i'it and thickest, thcio this legiiuent could be
lound. It was tho grandest body of cavalry
ever saw, and I have inspected many. It was
recruited,! think, among the mines of Colorado,
then a TV.rilory, and was, J believe, called tho
Second Colorado cavalry. Tlu colonel's name
was, I think, Jamts II. Ford; and the first ma
jor, Hmith, 1 am quite certain, fell dead in my
arms, shot from his hoie while dictating a dis
patch to the colonel and acting brigadier
general, Thomas Moonlight. 11 was upon tho
ailtrnoon of the liist day's fight at the LilLlo
Illue. I had just delivered Colonel Moonlight's
dispatch to Major Smith, and Smith, having an
injured hand, was dictating his reply to me. I
stood with ono foot on the end of a log, writing
in a note-book which lay on my knee. When
nearly completed, a solid shot from a reb bat
tery struck tho other end of tho log, throwing
me to one side and my note-book and pencil
several feet away. I inn and picked up the
note-book, and was searching for tho pencil,
when hunt h called: "Never mind the pencil,
bore is mine." Just then a large shell burst
only a few lect in front of Smith's horse, a piece
of it passing between 1113 self ami my horse, and
severing, as nicely as if done with a knife, ono
of my bridle lines, which was slung over my
arm. The billeting of this shell caused Smith's
horse to plunge at a fearful rate, and betoie he
could get tho beast quieted he had taken him
into a very exposed position; at least so I
judged, bv the way the ball from sharpshoot
ers whistled around. As soon as 1 reached the
Major he unbuttoned his uniform, and as he
placed his hand 111 his breast for the pencil he
was stnn k. as was also his horse, by several
balls. He ft 11 towards me, and 1 caught him
on my shoulder, at the same time grasping his
horse's bridle, but the horse plunged so wildly
that I was eompilled to lot go my hold just as
the Major fell t- tho ground. Several nicy ami
ollicers lode foi ward, and, in spile of tho fast
falling shells and a perfect shower of miiiie
balls, carried Smith's body to a little clump of
bushes, where they were obliged to leave it, as
our lines were rapidly falling back. Either by
command of Guieral Ford or Colonel Cloud,
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(It pendent l.miilie- with tin in. I.1 tin re ho
no treatment of art to make the pieMire f.iirc r
worse than it R Let it stand to the world
the lietuie. in its M-wic-f inteirrit. of tho
as i ne pietuie. in us sccjo-t inteirrit
condition of the men who were disahh ii in tho
war that s.md a nation, .so wt.ik then, hut so
iiowerful and wealthy now that no ( iti.eu t.m
i compute its wealth, nor all of its o u vaults
i hold its treasure. Let these men who risked
; life to save the Kepublic's life at 1.' a month
ill cheap mom v. which has since hen made
pood ami lull dollars to everybody but the miI
i diers of the I'nion armv. be st:ilk'd Iiefiiro llio
woild on clutches or carried before it on dynv
I stretchers, that the world inuv s.-e where and
to whom this money to pensioners to the men
who saved its - ot s. It is time the world
I saw it, and time that the woild taw in its de
t tail, that the American Government does pay
j its defenders and sav iours at leot in part. It
is a pity that theie is not some artist great
1 cnouirh to paint 011 a double canvass two pic
l lures in one a picture which would re pre son t
1 the belpkss Kopuhlic and its loyal defenders
I during the war, and the iiowerful Republic and
1 its suiMving dt l( mills now. The first should
have in it the boys and men marching from
home, applauded bvall their neighbors, and as
sured by them and the Government that such
heroism should never bo forgot t-n, nor tho
families of such heroes ever sutler from want. It
should show the camp, the march, tho battle,
the hospital, the long graves, and the blood
over them all. It should show tho willim?
deaths before Inyonet and cannon, the deal 11s
iu hospitals without sunshine and prisons with
out food, where hope and heart died in-pain
which seemed never to end, and in torture
which seemed always to increase: the deaths
of boys before they were men, of husbands and
fat In rs d, ing w ith nothing of home near thorn
but the light of it in their eyes and the love of
it in their hearts. It should sho.v the rt turn
of the living and tin graves of the dead the
army of the ambulance, tho crutch, and the
guide, and the silent army left to guard i'ortimo
the conqueitd soil. Genius could certainly
make, vvhat is so prized in art, an eloquent con
trast between the army going out with Hying
banners, high hearts, and intrepid step, and
the army as it returned as far as it returned nt
all. Then in supplement to this, a portrayal of
the situation now, of tho opulent Government,
the maimed or invalid survivoisof the war,
and the knot of cirpcrs in good health and
comfortable circumstances pointing their lin
gers in derinion at the money which the Gov
ernment is paying to tho men in need who
j Oh, yes, let us have Jhe picture. Let us send
I this pi occasion on crutches before the world at
J large, each holding in his band, if he has any
hand Ictr, the pittanco that the pn served and
prosperous government is pajing him in his
poverty now. and see with him his family, if
they are here to march with this icspected
legion of crippled heroes, so that the world may
see tho whole picture in its entirety and in
tegrity. The world has set n the procession of
bondholders, who, in the Republic's extremity
lent it cheap money, and has seen it march to
tho national treasury, and every man in it paid
the last cent in monev worth a hundred cents to
the dollar, and a good many of them in money
that was worth two hundred cents to the dollar.
It hasscon everybody and everythingconiiected
with the war marched to the American treas
ury, and the cheap money paid to them, as it
was during the war, made good money Iho
actual gold of the market of tho world. Alone
of all men who aided by their arms or money
the Government in its distress, the brave sol
diers have never bad the cheap money of the
war made good. Their :si:j a month, which was
only, in reality $6 a month in tho cheap money
tune, still xlamls $0' the $ii a month that the
soldier' . family had to live on while he was in
tho armv. So let us have the procession on
crutchi s of all who can hobble, and in the pic
ture side panels of those who are on dying beds
at home or in the keep of hospitals ami poor
bouses. And let there bo put on each hero's
back who is still alive, or on the giave of each
hero who is dead, the exact sum of the pension
from the Government which so many people in
good health are whining over. Let the pallid
faces of the men who make up this army on the
edge of the grave not plead to their escape. Let
the discipline which is proposed for these men
of the Republic, and them alone, force every
man into the ranks ami into tho march. Tho
carpers want to see all of them, every last man.
They think there are frauds and cheats among
thein, ami there are, as there have been in evory
human army that ever livid. Rut this will
differ from the common by .showing fewer im
postors and more deserving heroes than anV
army that ever mustered. The world shoul'd
see it, to see how noble it is in so many lespects,
and how doubtful it is in so few.
So let it be mustered and let it bo reviewed,
with every man hi aring on his back the story
of his lecord as a soldier, and let it he leviewetl
by the carpers who growl at any pension paid
to a soldier. If possible it would be well fo
have the procession of carpers march with or
directly after, and each of its men bearing on
his hack the story of where ho was during the
war, how much money he is worth now, how
much tax hepaystowauls those pensions now,
and how much hisseciirily in life ami piosperity
in piopi ity now was seen red to him by the men
who did go to the war. That would bo inter
esting. Let us have tho two musters with
Grant and Sherman at the head of the one, and
the chief carpers at pensions paid to soldiers at
the head of the other. And then let u-liavo
the judgment of the world on the two.
Lord llyron, in reference to a beautiful lady,
wrote to a friend" Lady lias been dan
gerously ill, but now she is dauqnontlt well
airain." American holies, when attacked by
any of the ills that licsh is heir to, may bo kept
killiiu), and avoid being killed by taking Dr. R.
V. I'ierce's " Favorito Prescription," which ban
ishes feminine weaknesses, and restores tho
bloom of health. By all druggists.
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linn, tlie ( ount mikiit iroio-,i'. it the uiinL
would only prn'iiis" not to put any of tin . m
' to di it It. l'hiiip cii'ii tiii't n l inniM if .is .i
n tun, agreeing th.it the (.'ount slm.ild !i!ii-h
linn irtuu the country as a puni .anient, if In
wniiii hpiro tin peopl.' of th to'.vn. Iut tl-.o
haughty Count Aoti!tl Tiroini-e nothii.ii. IL'
i ""1,I that all t'lopcopleol ile;it trim (if:ni to
' i!ty ytarsold must miireh hall-way to lUinrea
Mirt -in aueii, w:tn no dot lies on letr tlie'.r
shir's, and each with a rope around his ur-ck,
and then lie wo'ild decide how nri ly !' then
he would put to death and how many le Vvould
Tho Count thought the poor Ghent people
would have to submit tt this, and he meant to
put thtmall todtathwheu thev should thus
come out without arms t surn 1. dt r Iieth re
fore called on his vassals to meet him 111 lirii
ges at Master, and to go out with him to " de
stroy tin se troublesome bunrht rs."
Uut the "troublesome burghers." as we shall
see presently , Were not the kind of men to walk
out b ue-headed, with ropesaronnd their necks,
and Mibmit to destruction.
l'hiiip Van Aiteveldc returned s'id'y to
Ghent, on the 20th of April, and told the people
what the Count bad said. 1 Ih-ii the gillant
old s ildier Peter an den Bossche eclaimed :
" hi a few days the town of Ghent shall be
the most honored or the moat humbled town
Van Artevelde called the burghers together,
and told them what the situation wik There
were :;m,oi)0 people in Ghent, and there was no
lootl to be had for them. There was no hope
that the Count would oiler any better tt mis,
or that anybody would come to their assistance.
'I hey must th eide quickly what they wou'd do,
and Philip said theie were three cour-i s open
to them. First, if they chose, they could wall
up the gates ot the town and die of starvation.
Secondly, they could accept tho Count's terms,
march out with the lopes around their necks,
and take whatever punishment the Count
might put upon them. If tin y should d' cide
to do that, Philip said he would offer hinistlf
to the Count to be hanged first. Thirdly, they
could get together r,Mij of their best men,
march to Bruges, and light the quarrel out.
The answer of the people was that l'hiiip
must decide for them, and ho at once said,
"Then we will fight."
The ."t.iMJO men wero got together, and on the
1st of May they marched out of the town to
win or loie the desperate battle. The priests
of the city stood at tho gatts as the men
marched out. and prayed for blessings upon
them. The old men, tho women, and tho chil
dren cried out, "If j ou lose the battle you need
not return to Ghent, for you will find your
families dead in their homes."
The ouly food there was tor these ..000 men
was carried in fivec little carls, while on an
other cart two casks of wine were taken.
The next day Van Artevelde placed his littlo
army in line on the common of Beverhoutsveld,
at Otdelem, near Bruges. Tbero w.to a marsh
in front of them, and Van Artevelde protected
their think by a fortification consisting of tho
tarts and some staves driven into tho ground.
1 le then sent a messenger to tho Count, begging
lnm to pardon tho people of Ghent, and having
done this, ho ordered his men to go to sleep for
At (lay break the next morning the little
army was aroused to mike final preparations
for the desperate work before them. Tho
priests exhorted tho men to tight to the death,
.showing them how useless it would be to sui
remb r or to run away, as they wt re sine to bo
put to death at any late. Their only hope for
life was in victory, and if they could not win
that, it would he better to die lighting like
men than to surrender and be put to death like
After these exhortations wero given, seven
gray friars said mass and gave thcsaeiament fo
all the soldieis. Then, tho five cait-loadsof
jiiovisions and the two casks of wine were di
vided among the men, for theii last breakfast.
When that meal was eaten, the soldiers of Ghent
had not an ounce of food loft anywhere.
Meautiiuo the ('ount called his men together
in Bruges, and got them ready for battle; but
the jm ople of Bruges were so sure of easily de
stroying the little Ghont army that they would
not wait for orders, but marched out shouting
and singing and making merry.
As their column maiched along tho road jn
this noisy fashion, tho "troublesome burghers"
of Ghent suddenly sprang upon them, crying,
"Ghent! Ghent!" '
The chaige was so sudden and so fierce that
the Bruges people gave way ami fled in a panic
towaid the town, with Van Artevoldo's men at
their hetlsinhot pursuit. Tho Count's regu
lar tioops tried to make a stand, but the bmgh
ers of Ghent came upon them so fiiriou.sly that
they too became panic-stricken and fled. The
Count himself inn with all his might, and as
soon as ho entered thooilj ho ordered the gates
fo be shut, lie w:u so anxious to save himself
from the fury of Van Artevelde's soldiers that
he wanted to close the gates at once and leave
those of his own people who wore still outside
to their fale. But it was already too late. Van
Aitevohlo's column had followed therelieating
crowd so last that it had already pushed its
head into the town, and there was no driving
it hack. The live thousand "troublesome burgh
ers," with their swords in their hands, ami still
eiying "Ghent!" swaimcd into Bruges and
quickly took possession of tho town. The
Count's army was utterly routed and scattered,
and the Count himself would have been taken
pris'int r it ono of tho Ghent burghera had not
hidden him and helped him to escago from the
Van Arlovulde's soldiers, who had eaten the
last of their food that morning in the belief
that they would never eat another meal on
earth, supped that night on tho richest dishes
that Bruges could supply; and now that tho
Count was ovortluown, gioaL wagon trains of
piovisious pouted into poor, starving Ghent.
There was a great golden dragon on the bel
fry of Binges, (if which the Bruges pi ople wt re
very proud. That dragon had once stood on
the Chinch of St. Sophia in Constantinople,
and the Emperor Baldwin hadsont itasa pres
ent to Bruges. In token of their victory Van
Artevelde's "troublesome burghers" took down
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pn sent addi'-ss I v. oiild be v ry thankful. His
name and regiment are as follows? Theodore
Mot en, wagon-master, Co. C. First regiment O.
V. A. And now, comrades, if you want to find
an old friend read The National Tribune.
It is a trae friend to the soldier and is fighting
for our just rights and spending hundreds of
dollars for our benefit. Comrades, we mnst
rally and stand by our editor, if we would be
victorious. is M. Cnn.is
1st Lieut., Vet. R. C.
Chagbxx Fai.l, 0. .
A Brave Hotlicr.
From the Globe-Democrat.
Mrs. E. S. Madison, of Troy, N. Y.. arrived
in Cleveland about two weeks ago with her
three small children, whom she .had hauled on
a hand-sled, in tho bitter cold and stormy
weather, all the way from Mcadville, Pa., to
F.lyria, Ohio, on her way to Niles, Mich., the
home of her parents. - In October her husband,
a laborer, died at Troy. The mother disposed
of her household en'ects. and with the cah. thus
obtained sjme "') started for her parental
home. On the way she got on tho wrong train
and landed in Mcadville, where her pocket was
picked of all the money she had except some
small change, and. being uuable to obtain assist
ance, slie purchased a cheap hancVsled with a
part of the ' widow's mite" that remained, and
wrapping tho little ones up as best she could,
seating them upon the sled, she took tho babo
in her arms and proceeded on her weary way.
Between Mcadville and Elyria the babe died,
aud was buried by strangers. The mother
again started, trudging her weary way through
tho snow, hauling the surviving members of
tho fatherless family behind her. In Llyria
sho received assistance, and was furnished
transportation to Cleveland.
Dousing a DIi77ard.
From the Minneapolis Trieicac
T was in Cheyenne after Jim had got rich,
and persuaded him to give me that dog of his'u,
Bose. I was out huntin' one day near Laramie,
when one of them hurricaues como up. and I
didn't know what to do. It was pcrraino nil
around. I could see tho storm acomin', but
two miles off. If I run it would ketch me. If
1 staid thar it was death. So I jes took and
shoved olo Boso's nose agin a bank, and yelled
" rats ! " You orter have seen that dog scratch,
lie t browed dirt behind him like a breaking
plow d rawed by twenty yoke of oxen. .1 held
on to his tail and he scratched. V.e hadn't got
in tho ground niore'n two hundred feet when
the storm shuck us. But Bose kept scratch in'.
I lot him go on for a mile or so, when 1 told
him to let up, which ho did, the surprisedest
dog you ever seed, becauso he hadn't caught
up with the rat. I got back to the top of the
ground, wont to Laramie, and started the story
that I had found a cave. I niado $100,000
by showiu' tourists that cave, but lost it all in
spcculatm in mines.
Tho Champion Wolf Story.
I'VoiH the Tulare (Col.) Times.
A strange story is related by some persons
who reside near Lemoore. It is vouched for by
sevoral persons of known veracity. It relates
to tho foresight ami invention manifested by a
large wolf that infests that district. The par
ties in question had been missing poultry for
somo time. The decimation had piocecdcd to
that extent it aroused to activity the defensive
faculties of the poultry owners. While one of
them, a Mr. Stark Hill, was looking about for
some traces of the depiodator, he came across a
duck that had been raised by YV. R. Masinyer.
Its head was all that was visible. The body
had been buried w ith the wings spread out, and
the earth had been tramped down. The duck
was still alive, although it had been missing for
throe days. It is evident that the wolf had
taken this plan to supply its future wants', and
had managed to keep the fowl alive, so that it
would not spoil before he should want it.
From the Chicayo Atirs.
In a small, unpretentious cottage in the rear
of oJsO Ogden avenuo reside William Hoy and
his wife Catharine, whoso married life, extend
ing over a period of fifty years, lias been blessed
by tho arrival of five sons and four daughters,
to whom have been born fifty children. This
progeny, consisting of thiity-fivo males and
twentv-four females, whoso united ages aggre
gate 1,071 years, has all of its members living,
with the exception of one sou, who died sev
eral years ago. Tho individual ages of these
descendants extend from fifty years, the ago of
the eldest son, to one year, representing life's
progiess of the youngest grandchild.
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A Model liejiort of a Hain;iii.
worn the Kansas Cily Journal.
Ivison Slade, colored, was hanged at noon to
day for the murder of Dora White, his sister-in-law,
last June, for creating trouble between him
and his wife. Last night he made an unsuc
cessful attempt to kill his death watch. He was
firm on the scaffold. Ho dropped livo feet. Tho
gallows was in a valley near town. An immense
crowd was present, many coming fioin South
Carolina and Virginia. Somo came fifty miles.
They camped all night. The procession to the
gallows was a solemn scene. Slado confessed
his crimo. He died with a few convulsions.
For a roport of a hanging there is somo busi-nesS-liko
stylo about tho above. No blubbering,
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To the Editor Nation vl Tribcne.
Der Cojievde: In a late issue of T'
TRinu.vn I saw a letter front Dr. J. C. Tr-s t
giving a diseription of the Andersomill- 1
Texas. I was one of the oldest prisoners tl.t -and
helped to dig the first tunnel, which v. s
nearly finished when the stockade was . -larged
to make room for the prisoners t
were taken from Oeneral Banks at Manstu.i
and Pleasant Hill, La. I will not attemi.;
describe the ten mouths and fourteen dav t
my imprisonment, for. as Warren Lee Gos s
truthfully said of Andersonville : "All Ianu
which my poor pen can comm-md is powei
to convey even a faint impression of what 1
suffered there." That j ou may form some .
of our condition when exchanged, I h
copied an article which appeared in the Nt -Orleans
Delta, nndt r date of July 26, Icti 1,
tho time of our arrival in that city :
THE EEI.EV.sED PRISONERS.
Yesterday, at nlout the hour when Sabbath b
were ringing ami jol people were preparing 1 r
worship, our citizens were astonished by the at -puntsou
of a regiment the like of whiehcerta". y
never numbed through any Christian city. H -less
ami shoeless, without "shirts, and even g.r
ments w liii h decency forbids us to name, thev w . -15
greeted with a murmur of indignation almost ui -veriil.
Tlie s-hreds of butternut-colored elotl 4
tliat fluttered from their attenuated forms de en l
us all. We believed them relic's held as prison, rs
in our bands, and universal execration was hur
upon the authorities for w hut was deemed tin c
inhumanity to helpi"-, prisoner-. But we s,
di-eovered our mistake. They were Union nifu
taken by the rebels m Itnttle, held many months 1
captivity, and now returned to us for that ban 1 . f
sleek; w ell-fed retiel sohbers that we gave up h t
week. Decency forbids us to describe the uu-r
nudity of these men officers and soldiers. 31 1 v
of them bad not rags enough to be ragged wi n,
and as their feet pressed the sharp stones the hi... I
marked their tracks. Animated skeletons mart L
ing through New Orleans !
Ever yours, in F., C. and L.,
F. H. Copperxoll.
Weedsport, X. Y. ' .
SONGS OF THE CAMP.
Tenting 011 the Obi Canip-firoiind.
"We're tenting to-night on the old camp-ground.
Give us a song to cheer
Our weary hearts, a song of home
And friends we love so dear!
Many are the hearts; that are weary to-night,
Wishing for the war to eeuse;
Many are the hearts looking for the right,
To see the down of jieHee;
Tenting to-night, tenting to-night,
Tenting on the old camp-grouud.
We've been tenting to-night on the old camp
ground. Thinking of the day gone by;
Of the loved ones at home, that gave us tho hand,
And the tear that said : Good-bye !
We arc tired of war on the old camp-ground;
Many are dead and gone
Of the brave and true, w ho've left their homes;
Others have been wounded long.
We've been lighting to-day on the old camp,
Many are lying near,
Somo are dead aud some are dying,
Many are m tears!
Many are the hearts tlmt are weary to-night,
Wishing for the war to cease;
Many are the hearts) looking for the right,
To see the tiavvn of pence ;
Dying to-night, d ing to-night.
Dying on the old camp-ground.
Tho Uojs in Illue are Turning Gray.
By F. A. Barrett.
The Hoy in Blue are turning gray,
Thin grows our ranks ami thinner;
We played Death' game full many a day,
But Death to-day 13 winner.
'Mid whistling shot ami screaming shell,
When stoutest hearts must quiver,
Facing the battery s belching hell.
Some crossed Death's silent river.
Some, mangled, moaned with tortured breath,
'Till Death in mercy freed them;
In prison-pen some starved to death,
With only foes to heed them.
And some "God's Country" gained at last
Died 'mid tho tlenr home faces.
Of lunbs torn oil' by war's lierce bbwt,
Their empty sleeves are traces.
We list no more the shrieking shell,
No more the bullets' rattle;
But tomtades fall w Inle tolls tho Lell,
As once they fell 111 battle.
Then close the ranks as years roll on.
As I.ife'.s dim sun grows colder;
Face death to come as death that's gone,
With shoulder lirin to shoulder.
What though above our wasting ranks
No b'tttle-ilag is gleaming,
God's red and white in morning light
O'er Heaven's vault is streaming.
Though scant the muster-roll below,
Above 'tis growing longer ;
Though faint on Earth our voices grow,
In Heaven they'll swell the stronger!
Maywood, 111. t
Dlarjlaiid to tho Front.
The Hon. Oden Bowie, ex-Governor of Mary
land, President of the Baltimore City Passenger
Railway Co., also President of the Maryland
Jockey 01ub,sas: "Both in my family, andiu
my private stables, its well as those of the City
Passenger Railway Co., I havo for several years
used St. Jacobs Oil most satisfactorily." Such
a statoment ought to convince every reader of