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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 been run through a
threshing. machine, approached
General Hindman, who sat on a
stump near a fire, and said
'Gineral, wouldn't a little aig
nog go.putty. well. this mornin' ?
You know, in Akrkansaw 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,
he should be punished. Stay here,
and let me go out and skirmish.'
The General, after much difflicul
ty, succeeded in securing the in
gredients, and ere long a bowlof
frothing drink was prepared.
'Ah,' said the soldier, refilling
his tin cup the third time, 'this
tastes like old times, when I uster
get up a fore day an' fire off the
old fuzec. Put two men's heads
together, an' suthin is going ter
Shortly after the soldier left the
tent, Col. Bob Newton, cheif of
Hindmans staff, entered and said:
'Do you remember old Dave
Aickett, who used to run a flat
boat on White river?'
'Yes, he was here a few moments
'He came to me this morning,'
the Colonel continued, 'andl began
to talk about eggnogg. Said that
he had been keeping eggs and su
gar for me a long time, and that
if' I would furnish the whiskey, we
would have a Chrismas drink. I
agreed, and he went away, return
ing pretty soon, and sorrowfully
announced some one had stolen
his treasure. -Rather than see the
old fellow disappointed, I furnish
ed everything, and for a few mo
'Good morning, gentlemen,'
said Gen. Churchill, entering the
tent. 'Had a fine eggnogg early
this morning. An old fellow that
used to run a flat boat on White
river, said that he would furnish
the eggs and sugar'
'But did he do it?' asked Hind
man and Newton simultaneously.
'No; some wretch had stolen the
stuflf. Hello, here is Fagan.'
'Gentlemen,' said General. Fa
gan, 'you ought to have been with
me this morning. An old gentle
man, a former flat boatm~an, camne
to me and talked ahnnt eggs ti
he made my 'nonth water. He said
that he had been saving up a lot
of eggs and sugar for my benefit,
and that if I would furnish the
whiskey we would celebrate. I
agreed, and he went away, but I
never saw a mote cast down man
than he was-upon returning. Some
one had stolen the eggs, but I fur
nished the outfit, seeing that dis
appointment would aboit kill the
old fellow. . Hello Reynolds!,
'Good morning, gentlemen,'
said General Reynolds. 'I have
had a fine time this morning. An
old fellow '
'Hold on,' shouted . the other
men; 'we know all about that egg
General Hindman called an or
derly, and giving him the name of
the egg man, said: 'Find that man
and make him drunk, if it takes
every drop of' whiskey in the Con
federacy. Subh merit shall not go
CH AINED TO A ROCK To DE.-A
dispatch rrom Wheeling, W. Va.,
'John Adams, a promin nt and
wealthy farmer, and Sheriff of
Webster county, becakme infatua
ted with a dissolute character. To
free himself from his wife Adams
brought suit for divorce on the
ground of unfaithfulness, and se
cered witnesses to sustain the
charge. After' thegranting of.the
divorce Mrs. Adams disappeared
from the neighborhood, and it was i
supposed that she had left the
county. Saturday evening one of
her children, aged 13, who was
visiting a few miles from honie, in I
climbing Mount Hero, a mouitaini
thickly wooded, lie came across a
rail pen. Looking in, he saw a wo
man. He ran to the nearest house
for friends. Returning they
found the mother of the
child nearly dead .from expos
ure, chained to a rock in the pen.
On being revived she said her hus
band had had her taken to a cave
and kept there till almost dead
from starvation. Two days 'be
fore he brought her to the pen and
fastened her by the chain. The
place was a v'ery lonely one, and is
not visited once a year. It is suip
posed'that the husband meant to
let her die, then remove the chains
and make it appear a case of sui
cide. The country is terribly
roused, and the guilty man and4
his dissolute friend will be lynch
ed if caught. Mrs. Adams will
-Mle. Lilly, seeing a certain
friend of the familyarrive for' din
ner, showed her joy by all sorts of
affectionate careesses. "You are
glad when I come to dinner;" said
the invited guest. "Oh! yes;" re
plied the little girl. "You love me
a great deal, then?" "No, it isn't
for that. Only when you come,
we always have chocolate creams."~
-The House has passed the
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Charleston jetties. It is said that
Senator Butler will ask, when the
bill comes up in the Senate that
the amount be raised to $350,000,
-Every ladder has a top round( to it.
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