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A Confederate Eggnogg.
One cold, cloudy Chrismtas day
when the prospects of the Confed
eracy were as gloomy as the
weather, an Arkansaw soldier,
whose clothes looked * as though
they had beeti run through n
threshing machine, approached
General Hindinan, who sat on a
stunp near a fire, and said :
'Gineral, wouldn't a little aig
nog go putty well this mornin' ?
You know, in krkansaw we allus
cilibrate Christmas with a little
o' the stuff.
'Yes,' the General replied, 'and
I should like to have a quat of it
'Well, let's go to your tent,
whar nobody ken see us, and we'll
make some 'rangements.'
When they entered the tent, the
soldier said : 'You git the whis
key, and I'll git the aigs an' su
The soldier went away, and af
ter a while, with a dejected coun
tenance. he returned with the in
formation that some one had stol
en the' artickles.' I'm devlish sor
ry, said he, 'for I've been er savin'
them things fur yer benefit for a
long time, knowin' how a aignog
would strike yer Christmas day.'
'That is bad,' said the General,
'and if I could discover the thief,
lie should be punished. Stay here,
and let me go out and skirmish.'
The General, after much difficul
ty, succeeded in securing the in
gredients, and ere long a bowl .of
f'othing drink was prepared.
'Ah,' said the soldier, refilling
his tin cip the third time, 'this
tastes like old times, when I uster
get up a fore day an' fire off the
Old fuzee. Put two men's heads
together, an' suthin is going ter
Shortly after the soldier left the
tent., Col. Bob Newton, cheif of
Hinudmans staff, entered and said:
')o you remember old Dave
Aiekett, who used to run a flat
boat on White river?'
'Yes, he was here a few moments
'Hie came to me this morning,'
the C"olonel continued, 'and1 began
to talk about eggnogg. Said that
he had been keeping eggs and1 su
gar for me a long time, and that
if' I wouldl furnish the whiskey, we
would1 have a Chrismas drink. I
agreedi, and he went away, return
ing pretty soon, and sorrowfully
announed some oneC had stolen
his treasure. Rather than see the
old fellow disappointed. I furnish -
e'd everything, and for a few mo
'Good morning, gentlemen,'
said Gen. Churchill, entering the
tent. 'Had a fine eggnogg early
this morning. An 01(d fellow that
uIsed to run a flat boat on White
river, satid that he would furnish
the eggs and sugar'
'But did he (10 it? asked Hind
man and Newton simultaneously.
'No; some wretch had stolen the
stutf. Hello, here is Fagan.'
'Gentlemen,' said General Fa
gan, 'you ought to have been with
mue this morning. An old gentle
man, a former flat boatman, camne
to me and tnlked nhnnut eggs till
lie made my month water. lie saic
that he had been saving up a lol
of eggs and sugar for my benefit,
and that if I would - furnish the
whiskey we would celebrate. I
agreed. andl he went away, but I
never saw a mote cast down man
than he was upon returning. Som<
one had stolei the eggs, but I fur.
nished the outfit, seeing that dis.
appointment would about kill th<
old fellow. Hello Reynolds!,
'Good morning, gentlemen,'
said General Reynolds. 'I hav<
had a fine time this morning. At
'1101d on,' shouted the othei
men; 'we kn->w all about that egg
General Hindman called an or
derly, and giving him the name ol
the egg man, said: 'Find that man
and make him drunk, if it takes
every drop of whiskey in the ('on.
federacy. Such merit shall not gc
CHAINED TO A ROCK TO DIE.-A
dispatch from Wheeling, W. Va.l
,John Adams, a promiml nt and
wealthy farmer, and Sheriff of
Webster county, became infatua
ted with a dissolute character. Tu
free himself from his wife Adams
brought suit for divorce on the
grouud of unfaithfulness, and se
cered witnesses to sustain the
charge. After thegranting of th<
divorce 'Mrs. Adams disappeared
friom the neighborhood, and it waE
supposed that she had left the
County. Saturday eveningf one 01
her children, aged 13, who wa
visiting a few miles from home, ir
climbing Mount Hero, a mountalii
thickly wooded, lie came across
rail pei. Looking in, he saw a wo
man. He ran to the nearest hous<
for friends. Returning thie.
found the mother of th(
child nearly dead from expos
ure, chained to a rock in the peni
On being revived she said her hus
band had had hr taken to a cave
and kept there till almost. dead
from starvation. Trwo davs be.
fore lhe brought her to the pen and
fastcnedl her by the chain. Th<
place was a very lonely ofle, and is
not visited once a year. It is sup
posed that the husband meant t(
let her (lie, then remove the chains
andl make it atlppear a case of sui
cide. The country is terribly
roused, and the guilty man and
his dissolute friend will he lynch
ed if caught. Mrs. Adams~ will
-Mlle. Lilly, seeing a certain
friend of the family arrive for. din
ner, showed her joy by all sorts ol
affectionate c'areesses. "You arc
glad when I come to (dinner;'' said
the invited guest. "Oh! yes," re
plied the little girl. "You love mt
a great deal, then?" "No, 't isn'1
for that. Only when you comel
we always have chocolate creams.'
-The House has passedl th<
bill approp)riating 250,000 for the
Charleston jetties. It is said thal
Senator Butler will ask, when the
bill comes up in the Senate tha1
the amount lbe raised to $350,000
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