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BY J. O. WHITTIER.
Her fingers shame the ivory keyt
They dance eo light along ;
The bloom upon her parted lips.
Ia sweeter than the Bong.
O perfumed suitor, spare thy smiles I
Her thoughts are not of thee ,
She better loves the salted wind,
The voices of the sea.
Her heart is like an out-bound ship
That at Its anchor swings ;
' The murmur of the stranded shell '
Is In the song she sings.
Che sings, and smilinp, hears her praise, '
But dreams the while of one
Who watches from his sea-blown deck
The Icebergs in the sun.
BLe questions all the winds that blow
... And every fog-wreath dim.
And bids the soa-birds flying North
Bear messages to him.
She speeds tbcm with the thanks of men "
He periled life to save.
And grateful prayers like holy oil
To smooth for him the wave.
Brown Viking of the fishing smack 1
Fair toast of all the town !
The skipper's jerkin ill beseems
The lady's silken sown !
But Be'er shall Amy Wentworth wear
Tor him the blush of shame.
Who dares to set his manly gifts
Against her ancient name. .
The stream is brightest at Its spring,
And blood is not like wine ;
Nor honored less than he who hei"!
Is be who founds a line.
Full lightly shall the prize be won,
If love be Fortune's spur ;
And never maiden stoops to him
Who lifts himself to her. ' '
Her home is brave in Jaffrsy street,
With Ftatcly stairways worn
- By feerrfe!rfcolor,ial knights,"'
And ladies gentle-born. , ...... i
Still green about its ample porch
,. The English ivy twines,
Trained back to show in English oak
. The herald's carven .signs. .
And on her, from the wainscot old,
Ancestral (aces frown,. ' - ' '
And this has worn the soldier's sword,
And that the judge's gown.
But, strong of will and proud as they,
She walks the gallery floor, .
As if she trod her sailor's deck
By stormy Labrador 1
The sweet-brier blooms on Kit tery-side,
And green are Elliott's Dowers ;
Her garden is the pebbled beach.
The mosses are her flowers.
She looks across the harbor-bar,
To see the white gulls fly.
His greeting from the Northern sea
Is in their clanging cry.
She hums a song, and dreams that he,
' As in its romance old,
Shall homeward ride with silken sails '
And masts of beaten gold !
Oh, rank is good, and gold is fair,
And high and low mate ill ;
But Love has never known a law
Beyond its own sweet will !
Atlantic Monthly. THE DOWNFALL OF ENGLAND.
GEORGE FRANCIS TRAIN'S CHEAP SPEECH BEFORE
BROTHERHOOD OF ST. PATRICK,
Mr. ChairjUs akd Irisdme or tni Broth
ttRBoon or St. Patrick: I speak to you in
the names of one hundred and fifty thousand
of your countrymen, who are now my coun
trymen, as well, -who are lighting tie battle
f your people as well as my people. (Loud
'cheers.) The great battle of humanity in
that highly-favored land, -where liberty means
the common rights of human nature, and
rliere human beiri3 are treated like men.
(Loud cheers.) In the name of the Irish
army of the West, I ask yon to cheer for the
"Union of America and the disunion of Ire
land, from Great Britain: Loud Cheers.)
Those cheers foreshadow already the Dowm
tau. or England. (Hoar, hear.) English
men are so busy plotting the ruin of Ameri
ca, predicting the death-knell of the nation,
nd praying for the downfall of America,
Xhsre can be no objection to my chaniug the
topic, and speaking to an Irish audience on
the Downfall or England. (Cheers.) Eng
land is supposed to be a Gibraltar a rock of
Siren-jlli, go grand, so powerful, so ricli, that
anything I might say wonld fail to penetrate
her Iron armor of egotism. (Laughter.) I
I speak for the people. The aristocracy have
all the lawyers to speak for them. (Hear,
and laughter.) Some day men will be con
sidered men, ' and the simple annals of the
poor will be heard in Heaven. (Cheers.)
When I allude to the downfall of England,
I mean the uprising of the people (hear)
when men shall have votes and not be call
ed the Moa The American rebellion is the
world's rebellion, and the life of America is
the death of England. - British statesmen
have acted on that hypothesis. America will
live, England will die each is the law of na
tions. Prosperity, then adversity. The au
tithesis follows everything in nature, right,
left, up, down abuse a man, then praise him
strong, weak, young, old.. . When, a man
is very ill he must get better or die. The
runner at the top of his speed must slacken
or fall. So the nation that has mounted the
last rouad of the ladder must drop or descend
step by step. (Cheers.) America is going
up, England is coming down.- The downfall
of England commenced the moment the gov
ering classes laid tbeir plans for sapping away
the liberties of the people. Taxation with
out Ret-resitatioji is Robbery I
K (Lond cheers.) Revolution 5s catching
like laughter, fever, or speculation. One
suicide follows another; and more murders
have taken place during the last few weeks
then the previous ten months. When an ac
cident happens in the morning, something
goes wrong each hour iu the day one man
gapes and then die whole party begins to
open their mouths. (Laughter.) The French
Revolution in, .forty-eight inaugurated a revo
lution in Italy revolution in Hungary re
volution in Poland, -and two hundred shop
keepers ranged themselves in line to atop
revolution in London.! '. 'Some Revolutions
are silent others noisy, the Thirteenth Cen
tury revolution was silent the Norman over
came the Saxon, ending the tyranny of nation
over natiou. The Eighteenth Century revo
lution was also silent, ending the property in
man. The . Barons under tlie-riantagenets,
Macauley says, degraded the peasants to the
level of the swine and oxen thoy tended.
When England abolished the slavery of th
body the governing classes commenced en
slaving the mind. Their success may be seen
by going into the back country, and talking
with the serfs you fiud there. (Hear.) There
are "no such" people In" America Lafayette,
when riding through the crowded streets of
Boston years ago saw the thousands of smil
ing faces and the well dressed men that lined
the road, and asked, " Where are your com
mon people ?" "There," replied the Mayor,
"are. all ,the common people' we have- in
America. (Cheers.) " v -- .
There ai e six millions of ablc-hodied men in
England, whose jiosilicti in lower than the
American slaves. Five negroes are allowed
three votes by the Constitution, which makes
a ne;;ro three-fifths of a man ; but in Eng
land he is not counted. so high as the cattle
of the Held or the trees in the" forest. Even
the million of voters on the lists have no act-u.-il
representation. They are bought and
sold as. regularly as corn or, hemp, or iron,
You enn look at the share lists in the Reform
and the Carlton Clubbs. They will toll you
to a pound the cost of every rotton borough
in the kingdom. America is natural Eng
land is artificial. God was the engineer of
A merica's water works England, less famed,
employed men God was ourgardiner man
yours. Our corn feeds your millions as our
cotton furnishes them with clothes. 1 Our in
stitutions give your masses hope for better
days, and our Revolution has furnished you
a platform for your Revolution. Parchment
is of no use the bayonet has a sharper point
than the petition. Parchment is of no use in
our day the people must act.
The downall of England is -rapid when
her colonies fall off. The heart of loyalty
must be feeble when its extremities decay.
The colonies of England for their own pro
tection, will be obliged to shake off the incu
bus of the old" country"."" Canada already is
rolling off the reel.
Before the election of another American
President Canada will be a nation. (Cheers.)
As a dependency, she is a pauper. As a na
tion she is a millionaire. (Hear.) Ten min
utes after her Declaration of Independence
America will acknowledge Canada as a sister
stale. ' (Hear.) "Are there no statesmen in
Canada equal to the opportunity ?
Death has come. Motrvino is in the Pal
ace. Famine is knocking loudly at the door.
The raven is still croaking evermore. These
prophecies are fulfilled. .The last is fire, and
that comes when the" scenes of 1780 and '3G
are. on the. stage .again. . (Cheers.) Who
then can save the corn ricks? Who then
can stop the ravings of the hungry ? " Damn
the people," said George IT., "shoot them
down, the -monarchy will last my time."
(Shame.) That game is played out ; shed one
drop of blood, and the French Revolution will
commence in England. (Loud cheers.)
, The monarchies of Euro;, like garruluous
old men, are propping each other up with:
the hope of the downfall ! of America. Hear
them (Shatter and try to stand firmly on their
weak legs tan teeth, sans eyes, sans every
this. (Cheers.) Each saying to the other,
Republics are dead. Miserere Domine
America is divided th Union iagone but
I am' with the people, i (Clieers.) I believe
that right is right, since God is God and j
right the day roust win. To doubt it Would be
disloyalty ; to falter must be sin.
."My Lectore UenoWi my thoughts are now
your thoughts ; and let liberty burn within
your breasts. Remember the lessons of his
tory. How the oppressed Romans- burst
asunder their bonds under Ritnzi, the tribune
of the people. How the Tyrolese sprang to
arms when Andreas Hofer sounded the alarm
bell for liberty ! How the Republican moun
taineers grasped their crossbows when Tell
hurled defiance to the tyrant Gesler I (Cheers.)
How the North rose "up to protect their na
tional flag, and fight the battle of man 1
(Cheers.) So Ireland must find some Gari
baldi to remember Wolf, Tone, Emmet and
Daniel O'Connell, and cry Union in America
and Liberty in Ireland. (Tremendous cheers
and great sensation, the audience escorting
Mr. Train, with loud cheers, some half way
into the street.)
IN LONDON. The War for the Union.
THE BATTLE OF ROGERSVILLE.
" Mack," the correspondent of the Com
mercial, who was in th fight near Richmond,
Ky., captured and parolled with the rest, gives
the first intelligent, account of the fight in the
Commercial of last Saturday. His whole ac
count of the battla is highly interesting, but
we have room only for that part which speaks
of the Saturday's battle in which our boys of
the 95th were engaged. Ed. TJniox.
'. : ; . 3 ' 1 T
General Manson soon found himself unnble
to resist the Confederates with his own brig
ade, and 6ent to General Cruft for reinforce
ments. The 6Gth Indiana, 18th Kentucky
and 95th Ohio were ordered out, together
with'six'field pieces belonging to Andrews'
Michigan Battery. It took but little time to
get these commands to the scene ot action.
The men were all eager for battle and only
grumbled for not being called out sooner.
It was now eight o'clock. The battle, thus
far, had been little else than an artillery duel.
The cannon roared with terrific fierceness and
rapidity, on both sides, and the contest seem
ed bard to determine. We had two guns
the enemv, I am told, eleven. Neither line
wavered a particle, or evinced any signs eith
er of victory or defeat. The most experienc
ed of military men could not tell how the bat
tle was going up to nine o'clock. It was not
until a few deadly Tolleys of musketry were
exchanged, that the experience and discipline
of the rebel troops began to turn the fortunes
of the day in their favor. The 69th Indiana,
on the extreme right of our lines, replied with
effect to a sharp fire from the Confederate in
fantry; 'the 26th; tn the left, did the same,
while the artillery still roared on the centre of
both lines. The 95th Ohio, on its arrival, was
sent to the support of the extreme right, which
seemed to waver a little under the leaden haiL
Col.' McMillan and his men went fearlessly
forward, and made a noble stand. Shortly
after this, the 95th Ohio was ordered to the
left to charge a battery. And here let me ask
when, in the history of warfare, was a regi
ment called upon to perform such a feat two
weeks after its equipment? - But the undis
ciplined Ohioans sttood up to the work and
bravely rushed where veterans might hesitate
to go. But there courage and determination
was more than matched by the skill and ex
perience of their opponents, and amid one of
the most terrible fires to which soldiers were
ever exposed, the ranks of the 95lh were bro
ken. At ten o'clock A. M. our right and left
flanks, which had been very poorly protected,
began to give way. The rebels were gradu
ally encroaching upon us on both sides, and
we must either fall back or be -surrounded.
Six thousand raw troops, after two hours'
fighting, and with, the consciousness of ap
proaching defeat before them, to fall back in
order ! The thing is impossible.
THE FIRST PANIC.
The order to fall back was followed by a
panic and a stampede, and victory perched it
self upon the rebel tanner. Our men broke
in wild disorder, amid the loud cheers of the
victors. At the time this disaster occurred I
was standing near the battle ground, a short
distance beyond the first house used for hos
pital purposes. Frst came a few horsemen
from the rear of the line, then a scattered
handful of citizen footmen."; Gradually the re
treating Tanks increased in 6ize until the roads
and fields were filled with panic-stricken
soldiers. The rebels took every advantage of
their position as pursuers of a fugitive enemy.
They followed our men into the fields and up
the road, firing upon them from every possi
ble point. I believe they killed a greater
number in one single cornfield than fell du
ring the engagement of three hours in the line
of battle. - ' '
Fears wcry now entertained for the safety
of the hospital building, which seemed to be
exposed to fire from two different quarters.
The red flag could hardly be seen at a suffici
ent distance to ensure it the consideration to
which it is entitled. Bullets whistled past the
windows and flattened against the walls, and
for a time promised death to the suffering he
roes within. The ambulances poured into the
yard one by one, with their sad and sickening
loads of mutilated men, and I belive two or
three of these vehicles were injured by the
rebel shots. Soonj however, our men and
their pursuers got beyond Rogersvelle, and
the hospital was no longer in danger,- ,;
During all ol the first , engagement on Sat
urday about five hundred cavalry belonging
to Col. Metcalfe's," Coh Jacobs' and Col. Mun-
day's regiment 6tood jrkawo bp in line about
half a mile in the rear of Rogersville, and one
mile from the battleground. When the pan
ic was found to be general a number of field
officers whose unaided efforts had failed to
rally their own men, rode np and ordered the
forces to'j assist them. .The cavalry dashed
through meadows and roads in different di
rections, and rendered very efficient service
in collecting the scattering ranks. The sight
had become sorrowful, if not indeed disgrace
ful. Many officers implored their men and
with tears in their eyes to rally, crying out
" For God's sake men don't run off this way.
Rally, men rally. The cavalry will stand by
you to the last, and fight with you." The
latter statement did not prove true. I cannot
say how many men were rallied for a second
stand, but I think fully one-fourth of these
who were panic-stricken made good their way
to town, and started thence for their homes.
THE TWELFTH INDIANA TO THE RESCUE.
Jut as the stampede was at its height, the
Twelfth Indiana, which had been held back
as a reserve, came up the road on the double-
quick with flying colors. The effect was ad
mirable. The scene infused vigor into many
desponding hearts, and caused hundreds of
men to halt on their affrighted retreat The
Twelfth formed the nuclus around which the
greater part of the fleeing army rallied for a
second stand. The stars and stripes never
looked more beautiful than upon, the unsul
lied banner of Indiana's sons as it waved a
signal for another great effort to beat back the
foe to liberty and Union. The colors of the
Twelfth were the only ones I could see upon
the second battle ground.
But, now for a second stand of 6.000 citi
zens against 18.000 soldiers.
THE SECOND STAND.
The rebels captured one piece of nrtiller-
during the first engagement of Saturday.
With this exception, I believe, all our- guns
were available for the second fight. Early
in the day, our artillery ammunition: gave out
and this caused a partial cessation -of hostili
ties on our side for a short time.
The ground selected bj our men for this
second stand, was abeut half a mile to the
Richmond side of the hospital and about a
mile from the first battle ground. . It was
not the best position in the immediate neigh
borhood, but happening to be the point at
which the scattered troops were rallied, it
was chosen in preference to attempting an
other change and risking another stampede,
It is difficult to say what the positions of
the different regiments engaged were. The
men had been mustered into squads, compa
nies and battalions, irrespective of regiment
al organizations, and assigned to positions
forming a line of battle very much similar to
the firt one. Every field officer on the
ground used his best exertions to encourage
the troops, implored them to stand and not
run away in wild disorder to be pursued and
slrot down. The effect, for a while, seemed
excellent The men stood unflinching up to
the galling fire of an overwhelming force. .
The rebel artillery was reinforced for the
second fight, and it seemed to be their deter
mination to annihilate our army rather than
to capture it With fifteen pieces they kept
a continuous fire of grape, shell and solid
shot upon our reduced ranks. Our undrilled
Indianians and Ohioans kept their lines un
broken. At tho expiration of half an hour
the firing ceased on both sides for nearly ten
minutes from what cause I did not learn.
Then commenced a musketry fire, which
proved too much for our inexperienced men.
It lasted for about five minutes, and ended in
a second stampede. Our troops, while they
stood, loaded and fired with wonderful Te
pidity, considering their late initiation into
an art which their antagonists had been prac
ticing for a year and a half. While they fired
as often as the rebels, I do not believe they
did half as much execution as was done to
them. Unused to taking steady aim at
objects like those now before them, many of
tiiem became too much excited and too nerv
ous for marksmanship, and discharged their
guns at an angle of forty five degrees send
ing the bullets harmlessly over the heads of
their opponents. The rebels took deliberate
aim, fired low, and with telling effect
The second Btampede was commenced and
made. It was worse than the first one, and
the officers found it much more difficult to
rally tho troops after it. Men took to the
woods, the roads and the corn fields, throw
ing away their guns and cartridge boxes.
The rebels, again victorious, and frantic with
enthusiasm over their second triumph, sepa
rated into squads and pursued the flying host,
with lerrible effect - -
The news soon spread through the army
and through the town of Richmord that a
general retreat to the Kentucky river nad
been ordered, and mingled groups of citizens
and soldiers soon thronged the Lexington
road, on the march beyond what must soon
he the Confederate lines. But it was a mis
take. No threat had been ordered; but Gen
erals Craft and Manson had determined to
make a third effort to repel the enemy.
THIRD AND LAST STAND.
Consider the number of cur forces in the
morning, the fact that Jhey had been panic
stricken twice, and that they had already lost
upwards of 800 in killed and Wounded, and
it will be apparent that the remnant was not
kree enough to mako a fo.rniida.blo stand.
But General Nelson had arrived from Lex
ington, and was determined that the day
should not be lost so early. He knew well
tho result that waited him indeed, as soon
as he heard that General Manson had brought
on an engagement with Kirby Smith's forces
he sent a courier to Richmond to order all
the baggage and supply trains to be sent this
side of the Kentucky river. .
As the General approached tho battle field,
he witnessed a part of the stampede and be
came highly exasperate! at it." I am told
that he fired at several men who refused .to
stop their retreat at his bidding, and that he
killed one or two, and wounded three others.
I cannot speak with certainty as to this, bu
I know that the General is not very polite to
his soldi ;rs at any time, is quite profane at
others and under suih circmstances as those
which surrounded him on Saturday afternoon,
he would do many things that in a normal
condition of affairs would be ealled cruel and
inhuman. He was very angry on Saturday.
He was angry before he arrived and the pros
pect of affairs when he reached the battle
field was not calculated to appease his wrath.
Whoever may have formed the third line
of battle, Gen Nelson directed all the move
ments after it was formed, and the result of
the engagement shows that a master hand
was at the helm. Under Lis management,
3,000 Federal troops did more execution in a
space of time not much larger than is fre
quently occupied in a skirmish, than 6,000
had done in two battles of several hours' du
ration. And amid all the danger and expos
ure none were more exposed than he. He
rode along the lines giving words of encour
agement to his men, while the bullets flew
thicker than at any other time during the
day, and he was a conspicuous mark at which
shots-were fired. "Keep it up, men the
devils are running. That's it Let them
have it Fire low. Take good aim. We'll
whip them yet " and similar expressions he
used to make a victory, already certain, as
dearly bought as possible for the enemy. He
frequently said, " Reinforcements will be here
right away" and. of course, it is not for me
to say that they were not on the road, though
I must say they nsver came. The rebels had,
evidently, resolved on finishing the work this
time. They were reinforced and fought with
desperation. They used but little artillery,
relying, principally, upon their "unerring
I should have mentioned before now that
the ground selected for the third stand was
a slight elevation about three quarters of a
mile from town, and included the Richmond
cemetery, whose beautiful obelisks new bear
many marks of the bloody struggle. Many
of the monuments are very much defaced by
the bullets which were poured in among them
form two different quarters. In that little
city of the dead no less than sevetty-Dve
rebels fell in half an hour. They had sought
refuge behind the marble, the more effectuaV
ly to destroy our men and insure their own
safety. Gen. Nelson discovered them, and
manoeuvered his troops so aa to bring them
under across fire, which made terrible havoc
This was a hotly confosted engagement,
though of short duration, and one in which
our men, though outnumbered, punished the
enemy very severely. Had all the fighting
of the day been proportionately favorable to
our side, the sun would not have set upon a
vanquished Federal army.
But, notwithstanding General Nelson's ef
fort he could not prevent a break in his lines.
The men felt convinced that the day was not
theirs, and could not be kept from fleeing.
Still a third stampede occurred, and then the
question of victory was decided. The rebels
pushed our troops into the streets of Rich
mond, and killed many during the pursuit
A few determined ones attempted another
rally, bnt failed. Napoleon himself could not
haTe tallied men so thoroughly imbued with
the belief that their only safety was in flight
All Sorts of Good Reading.
How Many Times a Man Can Stand it to be Shot,
and Still Live—Statement of John E. Donovan,
Private in Co. B. 2d Reg't Wis, Vols.
Thk following statement of the peculiar ex
periences in ar oi joiin Donovan, we
cut from the Daily Wisconsin, of August 1st,
published at Milwaukie. Mr. Donovan is a
native of Springfield, and is a son of our Citi
zen R. J. Donovan. He went from Ohio to
Minnesota, about four years ago, enlisted
when the War broko out in the Regiment to
which he was attached when he ran the risks
that are described as follows : - - -'
Went into an engagement at Bull's Run,
Sunday, July 21, 1861, at 10 o'clock a. m., or
thereabouts. Marched up the hill after get
ting over a fence, and on reaching nearly to
the brow I was struck by a rifle ball in the
calf of my right leg, outside, passing through
to the skin on the other side. In the cars on
the way to Richmond the next evening, a
young man looking among the wounded pris
oners, wanted me to let him take it out and
keep the ball, to which I consented, and lie
cut it out
After being hit as above I stepped back to
the fence, set down and bound up my log to
keep it from bleeding. I then got up and
loaded and fired from where I stood. After
firing three times another ball hit me in the
left heel, glancing up along near my ankle
joint This ball remained in about eight weeks,
when, my leg being badly festered, the Prison
Hospital Surgeon lanced it one evening, in the
night the ball worked down so I got it out
the next morning. .
After being hit the second time, I still kept
loading and firing as fast as I could. Iu about
ten minutes, as near as I can judge, a third
ball struck me in the .right side, which still re
mains somewhere within me. This disabled
me somewhat for a short time, but I again
loaded and fired two or three times as well as
I could, when I was struck in tho right arm
(while in the act of firing) about midway be
tween my elbow and shoulder joints, the ball
tunning up toward my neck. This ball was
taken out about nine weeks afterwards by the
hospital surgeon at Richmond, about half way
from my shoulder joint to my neck bone. I
fired my muskot but once after this, as the re
coil of it hurt my shoulder so I was unable to
I then left the fence to get behind a tree
standing some 250 yards off, and picked np a
revolver which lay on the ground, just after I
left the fence at which time a bnllet struck me
on my right wrist glancing off from the bone.
I went a little further toward the tree, when
some 12 or 15 Confenerate.soldiers came-out
of the woods direct toward me. , .
I fired the revolver at tliem three times,
andjustasl fired the third barrel a bullet
fired by one of this company struck me just
below my left eye, and going into my head.
I knew nothing more until about noon the
next day (Monday). When I came to I found
myself lying right where I fell the day before.
I tried to get up, but could not After this I
made several ineffectual attempts to crawl
away to the shade of a tree, the sun shining
very hot About 4 p. m., a couple of soldiers
came along, picked me up, and carried me to
the cars, and I Vas sent to Richmond, after
wards sent to Alabama, and finally released
on parole. The bullet still remains in my
head ; the hospital surgeon says it lies some
where near my right ear (the sense of hearing
being entirely lost in that ear), the drum, or
tympanum having been injured by it The
slightest touch on my chin or near it causes a
severe pain in my right tel lple and OTer the
ear. I cannot see at all in my left eye. I
cannot bear to be out in the sun; it makes
me dizzy, and my head pains severely so also
does more than ordinary exercise. Ordinari
ly, when pitting quiet, my head only ocension
aly troubles me a littlo dizziness and heavi
ness is about all except when out in the sun
or seated, as before stated ; and also when I
attempt to lift anything, it puts me in severe
pain in my head, and my eyes pain me ex
ceedingly as well then as when heeted or out
in the sun. I am obliged to keep out of the
sun as much as possible, on account of this ex
cruciating pain in my head and eyes ; and
when I read my eyes fill with water, and I
have to rest I cannot write a letter of or
dinary length. I have to stop several times
for this, and from dizziness. There is occasion
ally a dimness comes over my right eye even
when quiet, but not very often. Thesnrgeon
said the bone around my left temple was shat
tered, and that pieces thereof would workout
none has to my knowledge. The bullet
which enteVed my right side bat not as yel
given me any great trouble.
RABBIT IN A BATTLE.
AN INCIDENT ON THE BATTLE-FIELD OF MALVERN
A full-grows rabbit had hid itself away in
the copse of a fence, which separated two
fields near the centre, and most exposed por
tion of the battle ground. Rabbits are wont
to spend the day almost motionless, and in
seeming dreaming meditation. This one could
have had but little thought if rabbits thiuk
when choosing its place of retreat at early
dawn, that ere it was eventide there would be
such an unwonted and ruthless disturbance.
During all the preparations for battle made
around ite lair throughout the forenoon, it nev
ertheless remained quiet Early, however,
in the afternoon, when the rage of battle had
fairly begun, and shot and shell were falling
thick and fast in all directions, a shell chanced
to burst so near Mr. Rabbit's hiding place, that
he evidently considered it unsafe to tarry long
er., fao, ingntenea almost io aeain, cut ue
springs into the open field, and ran hither and
thither with the vain hope of finding a safe
retreat Whichever way it ran. cannons were
thundering out their smoke and fire, regi
ments of men were advancing or changing
position, horses galloping here and there, sMln
bursting and solid shot tearing up the ground.
Sometimes it would squat down, and lie per
fectly still, when some new and sudden dan
ger would again start it into motion. Once
more it would itop and raise itself as high as
possible ou its hind legs, and look all round
for some place of possible retreat
At length that part of the Geld seemed open
which lay in the direction opposite from
where tlie battle raged most fiercely. Thither
it accordingly ran with all its remaining speed.
Unobserved by it, however, a regiment was
in that direction, held in reserve, and like
Wellington's at Waterloo, was lying flat on
the ground, in order to escape the flying bul
lets. Ere the rabbit seemed aware, it had
jumped into the midst of these men. It could
go no further, but presently nestled down be
side a soldier, and tried to hide itself under
his arm. As the man spread the skirt of his
coat over the trembling fugitive, in order to
insure it all the protection in his power tobc
stow, he no doubt feelingly remembered how
much he himself then needed some higher
protection, under the shadow of whose arm
might be hidden his own defenceless head
from tlie fast multiplying missiles of death scat
tered in all directions.
It was not long, however, before the regi
ment was ordered up and forward. From
the protection and safety granted, the timid
creature had evidently acquired confidence in
man as the boys are wont to say, " had been
tamed." As the regiment moved forward to i
the front of the battle, it hopped along, tame, )
seemingly, as a kitten, close at the feet of the
soldier who had bestowed the needed protec
tion. Wherever the regiment went, during
all the remaining part of that bloody day and
terrible battle, the rabbit kept close beside its
new friend. When night came on, and the
rage of the battle had reased, it finally, un
molested and quietly, hopped away, in order
to find some one of its old familiar haunts.
The Washington Masonic Jewe's.
Cajip Near FnETumcRSBrnc, Va )
August 29, 18G2. '
I wish it had fallen to some other person
thsn mysrlf to report a grow outrage which
was recently perpetrated in Fredericksburg,
for I blush to think that possibly American
poldiera in wantonness or for lust or gain
should have committed snch an act. Every
one knows that Washington was a Freema
son, a consistent friend of the Order, a life
long champion and exponent of its principles.
Rising from the hntnble condition of Entered
Apprentice, lie became Deacon, Warden, and
finally Master of a Lodge ; and his attention
to the duties of these several officers was as
strii t as that which he gave to all other trusts
which he assumed.
He was made a Mason in the old Lodge ia
Fredericksburg, among the archives of which
are preserved tlie papefWrhich testify to his
membership. The Lodge is a rery ancient
one, its Charter from the Grand Lodge of
Scotland dating back to the middle of the
last century. Its silver "jewels" or emblems
were made in Scotland, and sent to the Lodge
at the same time as its Char'er, and they
were used at the initiation of Washington,
and afterward worn by himself. They are
therefore as sacred as the insignia of hi mili
tary rank, bo carefully preserved as the prop
erty of the nation, or any other personal
mementoes of thst great and good man. For
a hundred years they and the other property
of the Fredericksburg Lodge have been un
touched, successive generations of Free Ma
sons have regarded the jewels as sacred heir
looms, and strangers from all parts of the)
country have visited the place to examine
them. ' ' '
' But a few weeks ago burglars broke open
the lodge-room door, opened the Secretary'a
safe, stole some of tho papers, scattered the
others about the floor, and cut every jewel
from its collar and carried thera away. The
act of vandalism was committed only at fny
or so before the 11th Connecticut was sent
to garrison the city, and must have been dbne
during the Provost Marshalship of Gen. Pat
tick. The robbery was not diseivercd' rmtil
a few days afterward, when Mr. Secretary
Hart took me to the lodge to see the preci
ous relics, and, to his dismay, fonnd theonter
door burst open. It is to be hoped that Gort.
Patrick, who is, I believe, himself a Mason,
will use every means to discover and puruVui
tlie thieves and return the property. Intrin
sically, the emblems may, perhaps, b worth
$100 or ?500, but their historical associations'
give them a far greater value. Some search
should be made throughout the Division-.
Masonic jewels are not so small as to be hid
den in a rest pocket, nor, considering tha
they all have engraved upon them the name
and number of Fredericksburg Lodge, is it
difficult to identify thera. Con N. T. Tribuue.
A Child's Lesson in Truth.
A rouwo man says he remembors a dozen
instances in which scenes like the following
occurred, illustrating the innrrlrfe of the house
hold. Sam comes tnmbling into the presence
of his mother, who is just then very busily en
" Mother, miy I go fishing with-Ben. Hook
" No, indeed, yon shan't."
"Why, not mother '..
" Cause you shan't and that's the end of
"Well, 'cause what?" .
" Hold your toncruc in a minute."
" O, dear O, dear, I've cut my finger." .
" Well, you've done it a purpose, I s'posa
so I don't care." (Gives him a box witli
. " Boo hoo boo hoo oo oo." -"
Stop that noise in a minute, or Til seed
you right to bed."
"Boo oo oo." ' ' ' L
"Go right to bed, you good-for-notliing."'
" Well, I'll go to bed but do put a rag on
my finger first"
" Let rae see your finger. O, say ! why
there's blood ou it Why didn't you tell
me?" . . ,
"I did tell you." . . ' -
"No, you didn't."
"I say I did too."
" You didn't Hold yoitr fongae Hefe-,
I've put some rum and sugar on it"
" Thank vo, motlief ; I always Hks turn
and sugar. It makes it smart but it fast
Sam begins to suck the rag and mother
begins to smile.
' Now go along Out of My way.
" Where's my hook and line, mother ?'
" In the table-drawer there, I guess.'"
" Mother, won't you fix the lead on V My
finger's sore, you know, Jhst slip the cork
over tho line. There, that's right."
Mother does as requested.
"That's right There's Ben. Hooker com-
mir now. 1 m gome, mowur.
Tnnc. and fret out of my Way."
"I'm going fishing with Ben. Hooker
" Go where you've t mind to, only don't
bother me." - '
" Well, just box my cars first, mother." .
" I will if you don't go away what saucy
" Do send me to bed now do mother."
nere mother turns away, pretending not
to hear, trouph a lurltibg smile can be dis
covered on her face, while the hopeful son has
his own way, of course, and a general good
feeling prevails on all sides.
The Urbasa Union should be in the hand
evjry fa:u'ly i.i Clia nna'g l county.