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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 Arkansaw "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 diffleul
ty, succeeded in securing the in
gredients, and ere long a bowl,of
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 fazee. Put two men's heads
together, an' suthin is going ter
Shortly after the soldier left the
tent, Col. Bob Newton, cheif of
Hind - ns staff, entered and said:
'I% >u remember old Dave
Aick, who used to run a flat
boat o. White river?'
'Yes, he was here a few moments
'Hie came to me this morning,'
the Colonel continued, 'and began
to talk about eggnogg. Said that
lhe 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,'
Aaid Gen. Churchill, entering the
tent. 'Had a fine eggnogg early
this morning. An old fellow that
used to run a flat boat on White
iver, 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
stuff. Hello, here is Fagan.'
'Qentlemen,' saidl General Fa
gan, 'you ought to have been with
me this morning. An old gentle
man, a former flat boatman, came
to me and talked &bont meg ti
he made my month water. He sai
that he had been saving up a lo
of eggs and sugar for my benefit
and that if I would - furnish the
whiskey we would celebrate. ]
agreed, and he went away, but ]
never saw a moie cast down mar
than he wasiupon returning. Som<
orie had s'olen 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 hav4
had a fine time this morning. A!
old fellow '
'Hold on,' shouted the othei
men; 'we know all about that egg
General Hindman called an or
derly, and giving him the name o1
the egg man, said: 'Find that mat
and make him drunk, if it takc
every drqp of' whiskey in the Con
federacy. Such merit shall not g(
CHAINED TO A UOCK TO DIE.-A
dispatch trom Wheeling, W. Va"
'John Adams, a promir( nt and
wealthy farmer, an'd Sheritf oi
Webster county, became infatua
ted with a dissolute character. Tc
free himself from his wife Adams
brought suit for divorce on the
ground of unfaithfulness, ard se
cered witnesses to sustain tl
charge. After the granting of.thi
divorce Mrs. Adams disappeared
from the neighborhood, and it wak
supposed that she hrad left 'th
county. Saturday evening one o
her children, aged 13, wh(! waf
visiting a few miles from home, i
climbing Mount Hero, a mnourtaxif
thickly wooded, he came across *
rail pen. Looking in, he saw a wo
man. He ran to the nearest hous<
for friends. Returning they
found the mother of the
child nearly dead from expos
ire, chained to a rock in the pen
On being revived she said her hus
band had had her taken to a cav(
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 very lonely one, and is
not visited once a year. It is suip
posed'that the husband meant tc
let her die, then remove the chain*
and make it appear a case of sui
cide. T1he country is terribly
roused, and the guilty man and
his dissolute friend will be lynch.
ed if caught. Mrs. Adams will
-Mlle. Lilly, seeing a certair
friend of the family.arrive for tUin
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'i
for that. Only when you come
we always have chocolate creams.'
-The House has passed th<
bill appropriating 250,000 for the
Charleston jetties, It is said thai
Senator Butler will ask, when the
bill comes up in the Senate tha1
the amount be raiseid to $350,000
-Every ladder has a top roundl to It
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Rover and Walter A. WoorI
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