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W. 0. BROWN, PUBLISHER.
HURLEY. DAKOTA.
.: WITH six guns and six hounds a
party from Patterson, N. J., took out
of tlie brush and woodland of Waterloo
thirty-ono coons and fifteen rabbits
THE Earl of Craven basset a fashion
in Philadelphia. He lias been smoking
a brier-wood pipe in that impression
able city and the Philadelphia anglo
mauiacs have adopted the habit.
THE Queen has sent A special envoy
to the Tatican to thank the Pope for
liU jubilee congratulations. British
Catholics are highly pleased. The
Duke of Norfolk was the messenger.
'R (JUKF.N VICTOBIA keeps always in her
private apartment a statuette of tho
Iiimentsd John Brown, which goos'
whoro'ver the Queen herself travels.
Its usual place is on her private writ
ing-desk.
THK library, furniture, etc., of the
lato King "'Ludwig, of Bavaria, at
Limlenhof, which cost $160,000, have
just bo?n sold for $4,000. His carriages
uml sleighs havo been sold to a circus
matiagor and his deer are in a men
agerie.
JOHN DAVIDSON, of Augusta, Ga.,
died, leaving an estate of $116,000. It
lias just been divided. Each of the fivo
heirs gots $15,000, oach of the adminis
trators $10,000, and each of tho attor
neys $10.500. The heirs are consid
ered lucky to get what they did.
THK petrified remains of a huge mon
ster have been discovered near Knox
ville, Iowa. The body was between
fifty and sixty feet long, with a head
almost four feet long and two and a
lmlf foot wide, with four 03-03. The
sockets of the eyo are eight inches iu
diameter.
THKUK is a gentleman iu Kenosha,
Wis., who is a prodigy in his way. Mr.
Jnmes Judge is totally blind, but pur
sues the avocation of steam and gas
litter without any sesming incon
venience. He keeps thoroughly posted
in current ovents, and is said to be a
base-ball enthusiast, attending all the
games. Last week I10 walked nino
miles to witnosi a wreck of tho steamer
Johnson.
A SENSATION has been created at
Wilkosbarro, Pa., by the tiling of an
application by William Kebler and
wife, and others interestod, for a man
damus to compel the Susquehanna Coal
Company to produce the bodios of
twonty-fivn miners, who were buried in
\o. 1 slopo of that company at Nanti
coko, on the 18 of December, 1885, and
whos3 bodies are still intombed in the
pit- It would cost them $253,000 to
dig thorn out
AN English builder of theaters has
invented a panel lock for theater doors.
It is contained in a panel which oc
cupies a large sarfaco on the inside of
the door, and any one coming in con
tact with the door must press tho panel,
upon which the door opens instantly.
It is impossiblo for the doors of a
building fitted with this lock to bo
fastened so that egress is prevented,
but from the outBide no entranco is
possible except with a regular key.
'lorry's theater in London has been
fitte.l throughout with the new-lock.
AN attack on a military train by
Arabs in the performance of the hippo
drome at Olympia is a remarkable fea
ture. A line of railway runs round the
arena, upon which an undoubted loco
motive with carriages steam along at
considerable speed.-. The train is filled
xutli French troops, wild respond to
tho fire of the ArabB, and an animated
contest is carried ou for some time.
l-'inally tho Arabs aro defeated, and the
wounded are carried to the ambulance
car of the train, and tho locomotive
gets up tttoam and runs out of the
arena. There is a pleasing dance by
Arab girls and military exorcises by
tho men of the desert.
s.
A PROJECT is on foot to form a vast
Itussian company to buy up all the iron
works established by German capital
ists in Poland. It is said that tlia Rus
sian Government looks upon this pro
ject with great favor, and that tho Bank
of St. Petersburg has already promisod
to support it. The purchase price
would bo paid partly in money and
arfly in shares of tho now compauv's
issue, but tho concorn would bo man
aged in accordance with the Russian
laws and by Russian subjects. Tho es
tablishments near tho frontier would
be at once enlarged by the addition of
blast furnaces, so that the works would
bo independent of foreign countries as
regards the raw material.
'THIS Rev. C. E. Cino writes to tho
Central Christian Advocate that three
years ago the parsonage at Emmets
burg, la,, was struck by lightning, and
ho was hit in tho broast by a large
piece'of plastering knocked from the
ceiling. Instantly after being struck
he saw "a great multitude of the most
beautiful children running toward him
and waiving their hands and shouting
greetings of joy." He felt no pain
whatever, and wondered whore he was.
Soon he came to himself and found his
wife and children weeping over him,
thinking he was dead. He was not
seriously hurt. He says that he shall
go down to his grave bolieving that that
night he entered Heaven.
AN American, who at ono time re
sided in Berlin, relates a characteristic
incident about the Crown Prinoe of
Germany, whose kindly disposition is
well known among liis own people.
"One Snnday," the narrator says, "I
was attending one of the churches in
which the royal chaplains preach. In
those s?o"s?ats deoorafod •with tlo
royal arms and reserved for tho exclu
sive use of tho royal fanily. The
church was crowded and many had to
stand. 1 was standing in the gallery
just back of the royal'box,' in which
alone there wore some vacant scats.
An old and plainly-dressed woman,who
might havo been a seamstress or a
laundress, came near me looking for a
seat, and finally, as it seemed from ig
norance, went into the royal inclosure
and seated herself-jjuKt back of "Uuser
Fritz" and tlie Prince Victoria. An
aid or military attendant at once made
a move as ihongh lie were going to
show the intruder out. But the Princej
in the moat quiet way, touched him on
the arm as a sign tbqt' ho*-(jhonhJ. re­
main seated.: The charming thing about
it WHS the utter lack of any effort to
draw attention to the kindly act The
poor old woman sat to the end of tbe
sorvice with the royal personages, and
this shows the kindness of heart which
marks the man." r:
CLACK SPRECKELS, the California
sugar king, recently addressed COO
farmers on tlio question of raising sugar
boets. He said they could net from
$50 to $75 an acre for beets thut ho
would put up a factory to make I eet
sugar that would consume 350 tons'of
beets each twenty-four hours, provid
ing tho farmers guaranteo to cultivate
a certain number of acres in beets each
year. If one factory wasn't enough
ho'd build another, or givo $100,000
toward one if tho farmers wantod to
build it themselves. He said in con
clusion: "I am now in my 00th year,
and it would kill 1110 to fail in what I
undertake to do. It is iiofc my money
that is an objcct to mo, but I want tha
people of California to be ablo to show
that Clans Spreck Is has done some
thing for this St ite when his bones aro
at rest. If my life is spared I want to
see all the sugar that is used in the
United States grown how, find I want
to see this country export it."
WHILE in Perthshiro rcci-ntly Qneon
Victoria requested nn old Hi^h'and
Laird to vi-iit hor, and when I10 di I so
very graciously received him, thanked
him for coming, and then explained
why she wished to see him. "I s'.iould
liko to know," she said, "tho exact spot
where the jJrotender landed, and—"
She was allowod to proceed no further.
Instantly the old chief laid his hand
upon her shoulder, saying: "He was
no pretender, madam ho was our
King." "I bog your pardon," said the
Quocn, kindly "I ought not to havo
used that word. "I should havo said
Prince. Charles Edward." Thou, by
way of humoring tho gruff old Jacobi'e,
she added: "You know that I too have
Stuart blood in my veins." "Yes, I
know it," was the reply, "and wero it
not for that you would not be whero
you are." This plain speaking, which
rather startled her retinue, did not dis
please the Queen on the contrary, she
was amused at it and seemed to liko it,
and it rouied her interest in her un
conrtly-mannorod subjcct, and hor way
of taking it went to his heart and un
bent and softened his stern
Bpirit.
They talked long together and they
parted like old friends. On tho Queen's
return to the castle whore she was stay
ing sho eaid to lifer host: "I have just
met ono of the most honest men iu my
realm."
BBICK DUST.
IF you are afraid to uso your bait do
not go fishing.
THEKK is no such thing as failure, till
a man gives up.
RUMORS are among the best things in
the world to let run alone.
NKVKU yet have wo regretted parting
with money given in charity.
BANKERS and boodlers are fast be
coming man of parts, and distant parts
at that.
IT is-a goou thing that all souls are
not of ti size, as thore would bo no large
ones.
IN waiting for a rich relation to die,
don't wait so long as to loso all your
energy.
AKTEK you have cursed a person or
thing, what tlion? None but yourself is
injured.
A MEAN man may wear tho wings of
an angel, but ho doesn't know bow to
(lap tliein.
IF overy person had to carry the toil
of his own mistakes, how tired some
persons would be.
IF you cannot make the homo ones
happy by you presence, keep away, and
tlie longer the better.
A ami. who wears clocked stockings
should be ablo to get along without a
mother's watch being kept upon lier.
HE who prays to God for wealth and
blessings, and doos not distribute what
he receives, insults the One who gave.
HAD we the hours that our neighbor
wastes,' how many now things could
we learn and how much good accom
plish.
HE who grows weeds and cultivates
an appetite for strong drink need not
expect to be remembered as a good ex
ample.
THE mau who attends to hi 4 own
business and lets others alono, is an
anti-poverty society by himself, and a
good one. Fmneroy's Advance
Thought.
Where They Lfarnrd to Wash.
"How did tho Chinaman learn to
wash oar clothes so well?" said a gen
tleman who has passed m03t of his life
in China. "Well, not in bis native land
certainly, though ho may have obtained
the rudiments of the art there by hear
ing tho Europeans swear at him when
ho brought them homo their washing
with tho bosoms of the shirts looking
like damp, white dishcloths, and their
collars having the consistency of rib
bons, He undorstood then what the
outer barbarian, including tbe 'Meliean
man,' wanted. But it was only when
he actually came face to face with the
fair artist from Hiberniaand hor colored
sister that ho could with his own
hands do it. Tho Argonauts of '49 first
gave him the oppoatunity to practice
refined washing on a large scale, for
there were few women in California in
thoso days. They wore obliged, there
fore to send their Sunday undercloth
ing to China, and did not, as Napoleon
recommended, 'wash their dirly linen
at home.' Tho garments wero at band
again on Saturday—not the Saturday
following their departure, but some
Saturday about four months later.
"The work was not of a very superior
order, but it was a miracle of elegance
in the eyes of the miners, and the 'Ce
lestial was tempted to come over the
Pacific,' and once hero soon learned
how the washerwoman of the time did
her work, and improved very largely
ou her plau and it is to be feared that
the Chinaman ban left his teacher far
behind him.— San Francisco E.ram
iner.
Tunzue Trippers.
Facile princeps among thoso crafty
word combinations to the correot ut
terance of which even the perfectly
sound brain cannot compel the tongue,
stands the "Peter Piper" shibboleth,'
and next to it in difficulty, the line be
ginning "seven slender saplings stood,"
etc. A writer in The Youth'* Com
panion gives us a very good list of sim
ilar sentences. Test your mental pre
cision and agility of speech on them.
Gaze on the gay gray brigade.
The sea'ceathetb and it sufticeth us.
Say, should such a shapely sash
"shabby
stitches show?
Strange strategic statistic*.
Cassell's solicitor shyly slashes a sloe.
Give Grimes Jim's great ^ilt gig
whip.
Sarah in a shawl shoveled soft snow
1
She Sells sea shells.
A cup of coffee in a copper coffee-cup.
Smith's spirit flask split Philip's sixth
sister's fifth squirrel's skull.
T}ie Leith police dismissed
if:
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
An Interesting Summary of tHe
Important Occurrenoes of
.the Week.
A Budget of News Gleaned From the
Latest Dispatches From Far
and Near.
ADVICES BY TELEGRAM.
CONGRESS.
In
tho sonito 011 the 9th, bills wore introduced
and referred as follows: To provide for the ln
vestment of certain funds in the treasury. To
authorise the president to appoint a commis
sion, wliioh shall be known as tho lake and gulf
waterway commission, and which shall maturo
and snbmit a plan for a Byfttem of water com
munication to unite the head of Lake Michigan,
at-Chicago, with tho Mississippi, by way of
tho Illinois and Desploines rivt rs. Tho Bum
of 8100,(WO is appropriated for its expensos.
To pension at the rato of $8 per month all sur
vivaifi officers and enlisted latin who actually
served sixty days in the northwest in tho Black
Hawk Indian war, or ltt tho south in the Florida
Seminole war. Pensions are also granted to
tbe widows of dcccanod soldiers of tliese wars.
A special provision declares that this act sboU
not bo so constmod so as to grant a pension to
Jefferson Davis. To amend the biU Introduced
by Buagaa to regulate immigration so that tho
right of immigrants to remain in this
oountry m-»y be challenged at any time
within tw lve months of thoir landing.
A bill appropriating 81,100,000
for a public build
lr.g at Milwaukee was passed. The following
resolutions wore Introduced in tho house:
Ono for tbe appoi .tmont of a special commit
teo seven mcmbors whose duty sball be
to institute nn investigation into the cause
anil|fnctB!undorlayingand appertaining to tho ex
1 ting labor rikes. Rosolut ion proposing a com
Btltutional amendment prohibiting polygamy.
A resolution by Air. An lerson, of Iowa, says
that the Pacific railroad companion have per
sistently refused to comply with the various
acts of congress passed for their regulation aud
that tho act of 1878 providod that if tho com
p-inios failed to perform all tho requlremonta
of that and provious acts the attorney-general
should take steps for tho forfeiture of all grants,
privileges and franchises dorivod by them
from the United Btates, and directing the at
tornoy-genoral to report, to tho house what
stops havo boen taken by him to secure tho ju
dicial enforcement of Hie forfeiture, and if
none havo beon takon his reason for not proceed
ing as directed by law. Among other resolu
tions ptfhsed was ono asking for the ereotion of
ft publl building at St. Paul.
—During a violent thunder and lightning
storm at Millersburg. Fla., ten miles from
Grocn Grove, an immense ball of ilro was
scon to fall in a forest near town, making a
tremendous concussion. It struck a big
pine, demolishing it and splitting tho rook
into two piocoa. Ono weighed 208 pounds
and tlie otlinr. 25. It had gone into the
ground nearly eight feet. It appears liko
iron ore and is covered with opaqua wlilto
crystals.
—ti}ion tho charge of having abducted
Blanchc Bonvillo for vilo purposos in tho
Wisconsin pineries Aland Cassidy, of Chi
cago, has been held to tho criminal court in
bail of $1,500.
—Gen. Alfrod II. Terry is very sick at
Washington, and it is said that he is hope
lessly ill.
—It is said that Gon. Shoridan is writing
a book of reminiscences, but tho work is
fur from complcto as yet.
—The inaugural ceremonies of Gov. For
akcr, of Ohio, wero attended the 9th by a
greater crowd than has been scon on a sim
ilar occasion since tho inauguration of Win.
Allen. Over sixty companies of militia and
as many more civic organizations took part
in tho parade.
—A letter from Murvia Hughitt. of the
Northwestern, has been recoivcd at Sioux
City, Iowa, saying that the contract had
beon let for a union passonger depot at
Bioux City: that tho depot would bo used by
tho Northwestern, tho Illinois Central, the
St. Paul Si Omaha, and tho Sioux City &
l'acillc. The depot is to be north of tho old
depot, on Second street, between Jones and
Nebraska. TI10 material will arrive noxt
month, und tho work will begin as early as
tho opening of spring will allow.
—Harry Louis Edwards, of Now Orleans,
shot and fatally wounded Dr. L. L. Kuykon
dali and shot his wifo, Mrs. Nina Edwards.
A week ago, owing to somo domostlc
troubles. Mrs. Edwards left tho matrimonial
domicile with her son Willie, and took up
her nbode with hor sisters, whero she was
followed with the above results.
—Tom Murray, a Sioux City tough and
holo-in-tho-wall man, who last summer
married a member of tho demi inonde
named Stella Cowcn, shot her in Madamo
Doyle's dive at Sioux Falls, and then com
mitted suicide. Stella had gono back to a
life of shame in order to support herself.
Murray was actuated by jealousy.
THE FAR EAST.
—Tlio total force of ltussian soldiers in
Warsaw, WiInn, and Kieif districts, accord
ing to military estimate, reaches 325.000
men, with 720 guns. The cavalry regiment
stationed immediately
011
tho frontier aro
being supplied with'rations on the tamo
scale as during an actual campaign.
Everything points to the conclusion that tho
czar moans to enforce his terms, if not by
diplomacy by war. The attitudo of England
in the event of hostilities will bo ono of
friendly neutrality. This fact is known to
the Berlin foreign office.
—William John Lane, member of parlia
ment for tho cast division of Cork, has been
arrested on a chargo of making a seditious
speech at Watergrass Hill, on December i.
IIo was admitted to bail.
—The body of Archie McNeill, who went
to France to report iho Smith-Kilrnin light
for tho London Sportsman, and who has
been missing since, has been found on tho
beach at Boulogne. There wero distinct
marks on Mo'Ncill's throat,Allowing that I10
had beon strangled. He was known lo havo
in his possession, when lust seen. coin,
bank of England notes and a watch, all of
which wero missing when tho body was
found.
—The North Gcrmnn Gazette denies that
any court circle has proposed to establish a
regoncy to meet tho contingency of tho sud
den death of Emperor William and tho ina
bility of tho crown princo. to assume tho
throne, nor has the crown prince consulted
aBadcn statesman on tho proposal that .lie
should abdicate. Although tho Gazette's
language is emphatic, tho formor statement
that the question of tho abdication of tho
crown princo has been tho subject of nego
tiations remains authentic. Tho denial Is
understood to have been Issued under a dc
ffiand from San Bemo. Tlie landtag has
been summoned to meet Jan. 14.
-—Smith's bnckor wants.
Sullivan to give a
sorios of exhibition contostB with Smith
throughout tho wcrld, ending In California.
Sullivan refused.
—An 18,000 ton bark, believed to bo an
American vessel, has beon wreckcd at tho
entrunco of Watorford. Ireland, harbor.
Hor. crew, consisting of twenty-five pcr
-sons. were all drowned. Tho vessel is sup
posed to bo tho ship Eureka. Cnpt. South
ard, which sailed Irom San Francisco Au
gust 10 for Quecnstown, with a cargo of
wheat.
—Gaudilla, in tho West Indies, was in
undated by a huge wuvo recently, which
swept away fifty-three houses and" caused
great loss of property. Tho stono wail of
tho cemetery was carried away und cloven
bodies carried out lo sen.
—A violent liurriouno is raging in tlio
Irish channel. Groat damage has been
done to property and shipping. A portion
of Fastnet rock has tumbled into tho sea.
Tho light keepers aro terrified, fearing thnt
tho sea will undermine the rock. It Is
impossible for boats to approach tho rock.
largo vessel' lias been wreckcd off Dun
cannon and all hands aro believod to bo
lost.
—Replying to Now Year congratulations
from deputations of liberals. M. Tlszo. tlio
Hungarian premier, sold that ho by no
means believed that war was imminent.
Hjingary. he was convinced, would not pro
voke war. but If war should bo forced upon
hor she would bo ready to meet it. Further
than tbtji. ho expressed himself unable to
say. Later-in an interview, however, he
added: "Although a pass ion ato view may
not be justified, an optimistic view also has
disadvantages beoause it ofton paralyzes
resisting forces, whioh wb may possibly
need." Herr Falko expressed similar sen
timents, and added that he thought the
present uncertainty worse than war itsolf.
PERSONA!.
Bluings, tho man who murdered County
Attorney Eingsley, of Bremer county, Iowa,
turns out to bo tho author of a somewhat
notorious book entitled "The Crimes of
Preachers."
—Gov. Moorliouse, of Missouri, is a strong
prohibitionist.
—Gov. Ijarrabeo, of Iowa, has reappointed
Prof. M. Stalker as state veterinarian, with
the following doputieB: W. B. Miles, Stato
Center J. A. Campbell. Des Moines R: M.
Nicholson. Sac City Charles H. Flynn, Do
corah M. E. Johnson, Bod Oak C. A. Cary.
Keokuk John Tlllio, Ames.
—Suit has beon Instituted in tho district
court at Mason City. Ia., by Mrs. W. E.
Brannigan, claiming of tho Chicago. Mil
waukee and St. Paul railway company $20,
000 as damages for tho injurios which re
sulted in tho doath of hor husbandi
—Jnnauschck, tlie great actress, has en
tered suit against the liroprietor of tho
Perry house, at Newport, Rhode Island,
for $20,000 damages for tho injuries recoiv
cd by failing down a stairway in that hotel
last May.
—Congressman McShane. of Omaha, has
introduced in tho liouso a bill to plaoo tlio
name of Mrs. Mary Logan, widow of John
A. Logad, on tho pension rolls at $2,000 per
annum.
—Ammi Baldwin, lato cashior of the" Fi
delity Nationnl bank, of Cincinnati. O..
died suddenly tho other morning at liis
rosidcnce. Baldwin was indicted with tho
other officers of tho Fidelity bank, but for
some roason MB bond was placod -at $10,
000, and ho was ablo to Becure bondsmen,
and he has not boon in jail. Ho diod from
paralysis. Baldwin was 58 yoars old.
—Rev. T. Dewltt Talmadge has been
chosen chaplain of tho Thirteenth regi
ment, Now York, to succoed Rev. Henry
Ward Bcecher deceased.
—Rov. A. C. ZcnoB, of Lake Forest uni
versity. near Chicago, has beon chosen to
fill tho professorship of Now Testament
Exegesis by tho trustees of tho Hurtford
Thoological Seminary. It is Bald Mr. Zenos
has aeceptod tho appointment.
INDUSTRIAL WORLD.
—Estimates pruparcd by the statistician
of the department of agriculture at Wash
ington show that tho area of corn harvestod
In 1887 was about 72,000,000 ncros, or 1,456,
000,000 bushols, the value of whioh is placcd
at $646,000,000. The area of wheat harvestod
was about 37,400,000 acrcs, or 456.000,000
bushols valuod at $309,000,000. The acreage
of oats haVvostod was 26,000,000 acros, or
659.000,000 bushols valued at $200,000,000.
Winter wheat and rye aro about average
props, with slight decroase in the seetions
that aro afflicted with drought during the
summer months.
—A Philadelphia telegram of tho 6th. says:
The situation of tho strike is unohanged.
and tho end seems to bo as far off as over.
Coal is becoming scarco, and thoro are pros
pects of an advance in price. At a recent
meeting of the local assombly of Knights of
Labor, composod of Reading railrond em
ployes. it was resolved in tho coming selec
tion of congressmen they would support
only those men pledged to voto to repeal
tho tariff on coal.
—Grand Master Workman Powdcrly is not
yet quite out of danger, though his oarly ro
covory is oxpeeted.
—E. Stcppy, of St. Joe. Mo.. Jwho has
been master mochnnle of tho St. Joseph
and Grand Island for along term of yoars
has resigned, the resignation to tako offoct
February 1.
—Tho Knights of Labor, ut a meeting held
in Ashland, Pa., decided to goon a strike,
and as a eonsoiiuenco thoru Is but ono
Reading collicry in that district working,
und thut ono is short-handed.
—Tlio reduction iu. the working force of
tho Missouri PaciOc shops at Scdalia, Mo.,
went into effect lately. Fifty-three men,
mostly helpers wero laid off. Tho dis
charged mon arc feeling very sore, although
it Is given out in official circles that tho lay
ing off is only temporary. Tho reduction
embraces about 10 per cent, of tho force in
tho machino shops, blacksmith shop and
round houses.
FROM WASHINGTON.
—A Washington special says that tho
nomination of Gen. E. S. Bragg, as minister
to Moxlco, will go. to tho senate, and also
that of 8, M. Stockslager. as commissioner
5f the general land office, vice Sparks.
—Mrs. Cleveland's first afternoon recep
tion of tho seiiBon took place botwocn three
and four o'clock on the 7th. It was a very
brilliant affair and vory largely attended.
Mrs. Cleveland was assisted by Mrs. Ingals
and half a score ot pretty girls, among them
Miss Endicott, Miss Bayard and Miss Vilas.
—Sonator Sawyer, of Wisconsin, posi
tively contradicts tho stories, which havo
been current somo time past, to tho effect
that he was pledged to voto for tho confirm
ation of Socretary Lnmar. Ho declares not
only that ho has not given any plcdgo to any
one, but that he has not spokon nor com
municated with Secretary Lamar nor any
ono else on the subject.
—It IB well understood that tho house
committeo on education has been arranged
by Speaker Carlislo with a particular view
to killing the Blair educational bill.
—Chairman Mills, of the committeo on
ways and means, says that ho will call tho
committeo together without delay and pro
ccod at oneo to tho consideration and for-.
mulation of a tariff reform bill, having in
vlewrovcnuo reduction as well. Ho says:
"The condition of tho country and tho treas
ury is such that it requires immodiate ac
tion upon tho qtiostlon of reduction of rev
enue. Tho president asks it, and tho sec
retary of tho treasury urges it, and I shall
do nil I can to carry out thoir wishes."
—F. R. Wilbur, one of tho most wldoly
known grain merchants of Buffalo, has gono
to Canada. Ho leaves creditors, owing
them sums of from $4,000 to $13,000.
—Emma Etia Reel lias boon appointed
postmistress at Reel, Pottowattamio
county. Iowa, vice L. H. Axtel. resigned^
—General E. H. Aloxander, of St. Paul.
Minn., died in Washington recently, aged
86. Ho was a graduate of West Point in
1823.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
—Mrs. 8. E. Davis, wifo of a respectable
veterinary' surgeon of Duluth, Minn., at
tended a danco at John A. Anderson's sa
loon. and drank repeatedly, becoming in
toxicated. Sho was taken in tow by An
derson, who outraged hor. Ho was fol
lowed by the bartender and sho was kept in
confinement two days wlion she mado her
escape. During tho timo sho wus visited
by over forty mon who paid Anderson $2
each for tho "uso of tho key to tho'. room."
Lynching is talked of.
—Mary Brophcy. of Baltimore! a-comely
girl of 19 years, in company with hor
mothor wont to tho residonco of Harry
Coleman, her former lover, and who had
betrayed her, and asked" htm for tho last
timo if ho was going to keep hts promise
and mnrry her. ancyio refusing, sho throw
a tumblerful of vitriol in his faco. Tho
yoyug man was horribly burned about tho
faco and njeck.
—Representative Bcgey, of Ohio, Jg go
ing to lntrodaco his bankruptcy bill In th^
bouse. It is tbe simplest plan ever pro
prosed. and Is thought by many interested
in tbo question that it will pass this session.
It will propose merely that while a man
makos ari assignment in trust in favor of
his creditors, turning all his property over
without reserve, ho can apply to a United
States court for a release, which Shall bo
granted after It is shown that ho has actu
ally turned .over all of his property. Tho set
tlement is thon to bo mado through tho
stato courts.
—Joseph Huston, a young mnn of twonty
four, was takon to Maoon, Mo., recently and
placod In jail by his father, a respectable
and wealthy farmor, having stolen and sold
two of his fatlior'B horses and spont tho
monoy. He is tho samo person who
eighteen months ugo mado an attempt to
kill his wife with a razor nnd then cut his
own throat Jn Kansas City. Ho had provi
ouslj forgod cheeks, stolon horses and in
dulged in various other amusements. About
a year ago ho shot his father through tho
shoulder, but the old gontlcmnn recovered.
.iS-'
GENERAL PARAGRAPHS.
—Judge Krekol. in tho United States cir
cuit court ut Kansas City, has rendered a
decision of importanco to cattlo mon. The
oase was one ih tthitih Charles Bi Hudson
had shipped 378 steers from Bennington.
Kan., with orders to havo thom in the Kan
sas City stock yards the next day in timo
for tho market. Tlie Union Pacific railroad
guaranteed to do tills, but failed to comply
with the contract and the cattlo were sold
next day on a dutf market, at a loss of $766.
Hudson suod nnd recovered tho monoy.
Judge Krekel refused to grant a motion for
a now trial.
—Alfrod J. Wannsohaft, cashier of the
Atchison County bank, at Rockport, Mo
suicided tiie other morning by shooting
himself through tho head. Ho was afflicted
with rheumatism, and dospoudency over
his suffering prompted the not.
—St. Louis und Chicugo pooplo have
bought tho famous Santa Ana silvor mino in
Sonora. Tho property, being flooded was
abandoned in 1812. Since that timo efforts
havo beon mado to pump out tho water, but
all operations wore abandoned on account
of hostilo Indinns. The now owners linvo
sunk a shaft and expect soon to roach a
point directly underneath whore the richost
oro was taken out in ancient times. If a
rich deposit is struck tho mino will bo
thoroughly pumpod out.
—Tho United Statos Law and Order
League has issued a call for Its sixth an
nual meeting, to bo hold iu Philadelphia on
the 21st and 22d of February noxt.
—Harry Hall, a convict in tho Lincoln,
Neb., ponitentiary. escaped from tho insti
tution latoly, and is supposed to havo taken
a Missouri Paciilo train for tho south. Ho
had been in prison several years and was
considered a "trusty."
—Tho Davison county, Tenn,, grand jury
hns indicted Joseph R. Banks and John
Cockrill for tho murder of John .T. Littleton,
editor of tho A'ational Review, on Doc. 24.
—A heavy snowstorm prevailed it Bul
garia recently. Tho railroads wero block
aded and ail European mails greatly delay
ed.
CONGRESS.
WHEN- the senate convened the 4th, femong
tho papers presented was a potition, handed In
by Mr. Bale, protes Ing against any chango in
the fishery treaties, anil in favor of tbo rights
of American fishermen under existing troaties
arid legislation. Mr. Cullom presented several
pe itlons of the Illinois stato grongo, indorsing
the intor-Btate law': favoring government own
ership of telegraph lines denouncing gambling
in "futures," favoring tho restriction of immi
gration as proposed In tho agan bill
opposing the abolition of tho wliiskv and
tobacco tax, and favoring the pi c'ing of
solt, lumber, sugar, etc., on tho free list.
SenMtor Sberman made along speech denuncia
tory of the president's message. Ho was fol
lowed by Senator Voorhcos, who defended tho
Eouso
resident. Among the bills introduced in the
was one by Mr. Si ringer, of Illinois, to
Srovid*
for tho organization of the territory of
klahoma. Tho bill provides for tho creation
1 a new territory out of tho public land strip,
and a'1 that part of Indian territory west of
tho fivo civilized tribes, covrring an urea
about as largo
BB
Pons—Mess
tbo stato of Ohio. It provides
all tho machinery for territorial government,
liko other territories, but does hot assume any
Jurisdiction over the Indian tribos,except in con
formity to trraty stipulations. Beetion 4 open 1
the public land tosettlors or homesteads only,
and Section 5 and 6 provide for tbe settlement
of the Cherokee oulot and Oklahoma land-1,
made by actual settlers, through 11 commission
to bo appolnto 1 by tho president to negotiate
with ttie erokees, Creeks and Seinluoles, so
far as sue nego iations may bo necessary.
Section 7 contains stringent provisions to pro
vent fraudulent entries, and requires thi eo years
actual residence fore any patent sh: 11 issue to
a settler. Provisions aro mrnle for the settle
ment of the other unoccupied Indian lands, bn".
In all cases said lands are to bo reserved for ac
tual settlers only, and at a price not to exceed
$1.25 per acre. Cattle leases are declared void
and contrary to public policy, and it is mado ti:e
duty of tho p:esident to remove the
ICBSCCS
BO
OB
from
said lands. A largo number of other bills were
introduced.
UPON tho assembling of tho house tho 5th,
Speaker Carlisle annonncod the committees and
the houso then adjourned until Monday. In tbo
senate tbo president's mossago concerning the
right-of-way for railroad purposes through va
rious Indian reservations, also relating to tres
passers on Ind an land and to timb trespass
ers, waa presented and referred to tho commit
teo on Indian affairs. Among tbe petitions pre
sented was one by Mrs. Plat t, in favor of the
prohibition of tho liqtior traffic in tho District
of Columbia ono by Mr. Blair in favor of a na
tional prohibi ory constitutional amendment,
ono by Mr. Hoar against tho 1 dmission of Utah
as a state
long as Its local power Is in
tho hands of tho Mormo-i priesthood also
several in favor of the Ufair educational
hill. The committee on Indian affairs re
ported bills to provide for the 'compul
Bory education of Indian children, and in
relation to marrlsgo between white men and
Indian womrn. Among the bills introduced
Were the following: To provide for a world's
exposition at tho national capital in 1892, and
thoreafter a permanent exposition of tbe
tbre'? Amorlcas, in honor of tho anniversary
of the discovery of America. Referred to the
select commix eo on centennial celebra
tions. To establish a postal telegraph system.
For tho formation and admission into the Union
of tlie state of Nrrtli Dakota. 'Hie Bena*e, at
2 35 o'clock, took np tho Blair edueat onnl bill
unfinished business. Bill having been road
In fnll, Mr. Camoron moved thnt, when the son
ato adjourned it bo to meet Monday. Motion
agrsod to.
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SHOT AND SHELL.
Old Veterans' Reminiscences of
the War of the Re
bellion.
Embracing Anecdotes of Actual Expc
rlcncc and CoHoqnial Ac
quisitloii.
1
rr.En
On evil look.
Well, one day, after a long-continned
rain-storm, I concluded to pay Mr. S.
a visit. rode not my own trusty
mare, but a big black United States
horse, good iu stylo, but nearly worn
out. I stopped for a few minutes at
Mrs. Blank's, for, truth to tell, I flat
tered myself that there was an electric
current between Miss Josie and my
self,-not due entirely to the telegraphio
battery.
Tho good lady and both girls begged
me not to venture so far within tho
lines of the enemy, but I heeded them
Hot, and started ahead through the
mud.
My welcome at Sharpie's was of the
kindest. Dinner was justy ready, and
after the meal we discussed general
matters, pipes, and beverages until
sundown. Then I askod for my horse,
and ho was brought in front of tho
house, a gallon demijohn of "the
Louisiana" being tied to tho front of
my saddle.
I was just saying "good-by" to mv
host, when a little black chap came
tumbling around the corner of tho
building.
"Mass'r Yankee, do rebs's a-buBtin'
outor de cane back dar dey's arter
yo'. sho!"
I was mounted in a moment down
the long lawn I went, ten or twelve
gray jackets not a hundred yards be
hind me. The black bov was at tho
gate of the fence first he held it open
for me to pass throngh, then swung it
shut right against tho pursuing party,
bringing their horses to a halt, all in a
heap.
This gave me more start, but soon
they wore splashing after me in full
chase, occasionally sending a shot un
commonly near.
The old horse did nobly and put in
his best paces for several miles, only
two of the enemy seemed to gain on
me. We reached a portion of the road
that was overhung, on both sides, by
great trees, their limbs thickly fes
tooned with long, hanging moss. Here
the gloom of the evening became al
most dark night. My foremost pur
suer was within five yards of me, my
horse was beginning to "wobble" on
his legs. I had a pistol in my boot
leg three shots I fired over my
shoulder without effect The hard rid
ing had loosened the cords binding the
demijohn its bumpings bruised me
it was about to fall. I seized it, and,
half turning, hurled it at tho head of
my foe. It did not strike him fairly,
but the visor of his cap broke the
glass, and'his eyes, beard, and dress,
if not his mouth, were deluged with
liquor. This gained lne a fow yards,
more.
.But soon he was closing up again,
and the others were very near. I was
opposite the end of the fence surround
ing Mrs. Blank's house. Our pickets
hed already retired. 1 deepest shad
ow of a clump of trees my horse stum
bled and I went twenty feet over his
head, landing in a lot of underbrush
by tbe roadside. It was dark, my uni
form was blue, and I had been lying
close down on the neck of black
horse consequently, when tho animal
recovered himself and bolted. ahead,
those following could not determine if
I were still on his back or not, and
tkey rode on past mo iu hot chase.
ik
IE
The Soldier's Grave. •..,
VJTI
WOODBOW.
I We camo across tbo grave a Union soldier,
in a silitaiy piMe. on tho bluffs of the James
lUvor. Wo left a flower on tbe humole ridge
an I brought away tho folluwiug lines:]
SOLITUDE of oaks and
pines
streak of clay—
A soldiers grave—who
fought nnd foli,
Somewhoro thia way.
Six feet or more of mo
ther earth
Entombs the dead—
A soldier's cloak his only
shroud,
A clod his bed,
'No cross to consecrate the dust
Without a namo—
Nor tongue to tell, nor man to care
A: From whenoo It came.
'8 May be as yot there Ilvos a love fcv'S
•Hint Bparos a toir—
For him tho bloo hands of war,.'
Lolt
Bleeping
here.
Of brokon hearts somo crimson drop
,Timo has not dried—
Al:'l momory green that withers not,
VL..
Of him who died.
Mothtnks I'd rather fill this gravo
By all forsook— -—''-v,
Thon from a grander sepuloher
Eleep—soldier— sleep— uo knight of old
Causo more than thino-
To cross a blado-or 1111 a gravo,
For throne or shrine.
Forthou tny humblo bauds would woavo
A wreath of bay—
And ou thy grnvo of twenty years
'l'is
laid to day.
Not to Be Sneezed At.
BY COLCNEr, ALEX. DUKE BAILIE.
T.tvas when
"In
ci litoon
a
hundred nnd
sixty-four
We nil sKo.iadillod from
Uraud Eeoro,"
leaving our commis
sary stores, camp and
garrison equipage,
and even personal
baggage to feed, cov-
er, and clothe the
ar-t. gallant, hungry, and
ragged Confeds., -wh.o whipped us right
royally in the Bed ltfver campaign,
that a large portion of our force lormod
a post at a bend of the Mississippi and
there built a fort.
As I figure in no heroic light in this
story, use of tho personal pronoun can
not be ascribed to vanily.
Being Provost Marshal of the col
umn, 1 went where 1 pleased my office
was tho gathering point for all enter
ing ir lines, and quickly became
acquainted with the fow inhabitants of
the section.
A Mt-s. Blank, with her two pretty
daughters, W03 a froquent visitor. She
lived about two miles from the post.
During daytime our pickets were sta
tioned in front of her door at night
they were "drawn in" nnd -the Confed
erates advanced to the same spot, so
the good lady was between two fires.
She was respected by both parties.
Of her formor abundance there re
mained only a barren plantation, an
old colored woman servant, and a single
poor mule. Even tho house was in bad
condition, only a few ro. ms in front
being habitable.
The rebs., poor fellows, could give
the family nothing but thoir company
and good wishes. I supplied them
from the_ "destitute rations," supple
mented with luxuries from the sutler
stores. Miss Josephine, tlie youngest
daughter, was sharp and smart PS she
was pretty the telegraphio outfit in
ii'.y office claimed her close attention,
an(l I soon initiated her into tho mys
teries of dots, dashes, keys, and
sounder.
Another vory steady visitor wai old
Sharpie, a planter living seven miles
down. the bayou road. He wanted a
permit to bring goods from New Or
leans. He was always accompanied by
a large ilaqk of rare, old, pure, de
licious Louisiana rum. Invariably he
invited me to his home, promising that
when I came I should carry away with
me a jug of tho seductive tipple.
JcneTy thov pc-M pot go far without
ik-.
clash with our outposts they must
soon return. To take to the -woods* to
the swampy condition of tho ground,
was not to be thought of. So soon as
the last man passed the plate Whero I
lav, verv quiet, I dived through the
fence and rushed into the house of Mrs.
Blank, astonishing and frightening all
by my appearance. I admit of gen
eral demoralization at that time.
"Ladies 1" Igasped, "mylife is in
your hands. Will you hide me until
to-morrow morning?"
Hastily I explained, then all pro
posed different modes of secreting me,
until there was a hail at the gate, ana
tbe splftskiog of hoofs could bo heard
in the hush that followed. I saw that
I would hdve to act for mvself. In tho
ono general ro'oni in which we all wero
stood a largo, very heavy, old-fashioned
wardrobo, with a high, open-carved
oornice aronnd its top I spied_ this as
I looked around in desperation and,
placing a straightrbacked chair against
it, mounted to tho top and curled up,
the cornice almost completely hiding
me over me 1 threw some old lace
curtains, long since tossed there, and
covered with dust.
Hardly had I made these arrange
ments than ten muddy, angry, and
well-armed Johnnies entered the room.
They were raving over the loss of their
prey. Setefal Wore they caught a
glimpse of me being tossed over my
horse's head, others thought I wits still
clinging to old Black when he gained
our lines.
The ladies "fibbed" like good angels,
and denied all knowledge of my where
abouts. Mrs. Blank, feeling very ner
vous all the me tho party were in the
&amo room with me, proposed that they
should adjourn to the kitchen, wherd
at the fire they could dry their cloth
ing, and she also promised them a good
supper. The inyitation was eagerly
accepted all hands filed out, except
the loader—he waited until the others
had passed through the door, then,
putting his arm about the waist Of Miss
Josie, ho drew her back into the room
and saluted her with hearty kisses.
The girl was well aware that through
the open carving of the cornice I could
soo all that passed, audi she struggled
fiercely to free herself.
"What's the matter of you to-night
the man demanded, "you never acted
so shy before! What ails you?" And
he tried again to embrace her, keephig
guard on the door all the time to pre
vent her from leaving the room, and
taunting her with former love passages
between them. I was angry, through
wouuded vanity, but I could not but
pity the distress of poor Josie.
I suppose a half an hour passed in
this way when the entire party returned
from the kitchen and began again dis
cussing their late adventure. They
well know whom thoy had been chas
ing they loved me not the leader was
particularly strong in his statements of
what he would do- if I were in his
power, I had caused to be pulled
down his deserted houso in order to
obtain lumber for our hospital shanties,
and he cursed me vigorously. I still
had two shots in the pistol which for
tunately remained in my boot. I mado
up my mind that if discovered for
they swore to search everywhere on a
venturo I would put two" bullets into
this blood-thirsty individual.
I was becoming terribly cramped
from being so long in one position. I
moved so that I could obtain tho pistol
when in my hand the snap made in
bringing the hammer' to full cook
sounded in my ears like a teri-pounder.
Then I shifted my whole body as I did
so, I involuntarily gave a quiet sigh of
relief, but unfortunately the old our
ttrins covering me, or the dust in them,
was much disturbed, and I inhaled a
more than generous snuff of the irrita
ting particlcs, and, horror 1 I found
that I must sneeze.
To sneeze then and there I well
knew meant sure, sudden death to me
and serious trouble to my kind protec
tors. I was fighting on the fatal in
clination by every means I could think
of, when I heard a window at tho side
of the room open, then I saw Miss
ennio cross the floor and come near
tbo wardrobe soon I knew she was
standing at one end of it, for quickly
I detected the tapping of a thimble
tipped finger on the wood. I at once
recognized the telegraphic code.
"J-u-m-p f-o-r w-i-n-d-o-w, h-o-r-s-e
o-u-t-s-i-d-e." That is what I spelled
out several times repeated in loss than
a minute. I had to do something, that
infernal sneeze was bound to come.
I braced my 'shoulders -against tho
wardrobe cornice, my feet I planted
firmly against the wall I waited until
the moment the sneeze discharged it
self.
There was a single candle in the
room the enemy stood or sat all around
two of them were directly in front of
my fortress.
Tho fateful moment arrived. A
sneeze, a terrible yell, two random
shots, a falling, crashing, heavy ward
robe, smashing two men beneath it, a
candle extinguished, women scream
ing, men cursing, shooting, grabbing,
and fighting each other in the dark,
regular pandemonium let loose, and I,
the only one with full knowledge of
the whole plan, was out of the window,
into the saddle on the back of the lead
er's bloodod horse, and twenty minutes
later, safe in my own quarters, wash
ing the dust down my throat, and re
ceiving tho congratulations of my com
rades.
I have met several of that party
since tho war, and we have laughed
heartily over tho scare I gavo them,
though I doubt not I was the worst
frightened of the lot. My sanguinary
friend, tho leader, married Miss Josie,
and is now a lawyer in New Orleans.
I was his guest for two weeks a year
ago. He is as fine a fellow as over
lived, but he would have certainly
hung me had He caught me that night,
and hanging, my friends, is "not to be
sneezed at."
The Surgeon's Philosophy.
TUnion
HE following comes
from the Major of a
regiment:
On the day of the
retreat of the Con
federates from Get
re
ment occupied an
advanced position
near the place where
re
brave enemy had fallen in the last
oharge on the Cemetery hill. A num
ber of us had got together and were
waiting for coffee, which one of the
servants was preparing, while we dis
cussed the oxciting incidents of the
last three davs. The coffee was brought
on in an old tin dipper, black and
smoking, and being mnch in need of
the desired refreshment we eagerly
held forth our tin cups and were
served all around. Hardly had sugar
from our haversacks been added, when
it breath of wind blew in our faoeg a
most intolerable stench. It was dread
ful, sickening and most of us put
down our cups and looked about in
disgust.
"Those bodies are decomposing over
on the hill there, I suppose," remarked
the Colonel. "There was something
liko half a rebel brigade slaughtered
just opposite us."
"Well, I can't taste anything here
but that horrid smell," tfie Chaplain
said. "Let us move."
The stench seemed to grow stronger,
and the proposition found favor, ex
cept with the surgeon, a-practical old
fellow who was not easily discomposed.
He rose to Uis feet, Stirling his coffee
with his knife blade, looked critically
11
toward tho locality
Q, and observed: •St­
over
vium,
"Poll poh, boys I a smell more®
shouldn't interfere with
Joad
a
breakfasK Now, for my narT,^'
glad to eat mine here with
Confederacy rotting over
yonder.'
"OldBen."
Benedict Von Train, an old
came to my company (I, One HnidS
and Eleventh Pennsylvania) iiTs
tember, says a writer in thu tf
iional Tribune. He had servedtwanu
four years as a soldier in the Piw7'
army. "Old Ben," as we used to^aS
him, went as a substitute fotRn„.
brave fellow of the typo that ace B?
howling so much about pensions. oi!
Ben showed himself a soldier «5
gained the respect of all his comwiU
and officers.
On one occasion durinp the Atlanta
campaign, near Lost Mountain, Gi
our regiment got uncomfortably
to a rebel battery. Its lire waa Terr
annoying to our troops. I was at tu
time in command of my company, Old
Ben came to me, saying:
"Captain, oof you lot mo go out dets
to dot big tree I will learn dem t»m
repels somdings already. Ich
shtand dot shells coming' ober here all
tay."
I asked him how ho alono intended
to stop them if ho went to the big tree.
It would be very dangerous for iiim to
ga out there, as ho was fully exposed
to the eaomy'u pickets. But all Ben
wanted was permission, and he voald
show us tlie rest. I consented, and
Ben armed himself with three muskets
and his hatchet. John Smith, another
irivato, volunteered to accompany and
for him. Smith took the mus
kets and Ben picked up a chunk o[ a
log and shouldered it, and over the
breastworks they went on the run.
The tree was a large elm, with great
flanking roots, and stood twenty rods
in front of our line. They soon ar
rived at their little fortress iu safety
and lay down. Old Ben at once vent
to work with his liatchet, cut a notch
in a root facing the battery,
rolled his log up to protect his
head, and he was ready for business.
Sticking his gun through the little
porthole he began the shooting while
Smith loaded tho guns. By his un
erring marksmanship ho actually si
lenced one gun after nnother till soon
all was still in that direction. That his
fire was effective was evident. The
enemy left dnring the night, and on
looking over the ground next day there
were eleven graves of mon from the
battery. No doubt as many more were
wounded.
Now, what was Old Ben's reward for
snoh a brave act The division Gen
eral made a report that ho had at las
silenced those troublesome guns, and
General Sherman thanked him very
kindly for it. Old Ben was allowed to
remain a private soldier to the end of
tho war, when he received an honor
able discharge for his bravery and good
conduct. I hope Old Ben is still alive
and enjoying good ho:ilth, and should
this come to his notice 1 would be glad
to hear from him. C. A. LANG,
Sergeant Company I, Oue Hundred aud Klov*
enth Pennsylvania.
COCHRAXTOX, PA,
A Man Up a Tree.
Many thrilling accounts are told by
veterans of the annoyance caused by
Confederate sharpshooters hanging on
the skirts of encampments during' the
late war, says the Greensburg (Ga.)
Press:
Early in tho morning of tho a
skirmish line, composed mainly of the
Forty-eighth Illinois, was thrown out
in advance of our army, lying near
Jackson, Miss., confronting General
Joseph Johnston. The men had con
structed a few temporary shelters by
standing rails upright, leaning against
each other, the tops being bound to
gether.
Behind]one of these littlo fortresses—
though in a rather exposed position
Captain F. D. Stephenson, of the
Forty-eighth, was sitting on a turned
up bucket, taking his morning coffee.
As he threw back his head in drinking,
a whiz was heard and a ball sped by
within an inch of his face, directly
across the eyes, taking effect in a littlo
dogwood tree beside him.
Tho Captain rose quietly, and taking
a ramrod stuck.it in the ground, so that
its top would bo in the place lately oc
cupied by his nose he thon went be
hind the tree and sighted from the bul
let hole over the top of the rod, thus
ascertaining the direction taken by the
ball in its flight. Directly in this line
rose the top of a largo" oak, with great
sheets and streamers of Southern moss
hanging dependent from its boughs.
"Boys," said Stephonson, ovenly,"our
man is among the branches of that treo
yonder. Now," taking a soldier's cap
and placing it on the end of a knotted
stick, "you all load up and lio low.
When I shove this hat into view he will
fire again. There's your chance let
drive."
When all was ready ho slowly ele
vated the cap until just in sight from
the tree.
A puff of white smoke burst from its
leaves and the cap turned round on its
stick support, letting the daylight
through a large ragged liolo in its
crown.
A moment later, six Springfield rifles
spoke from the rail pile, and a man
dropped from the oak tree, clutching
wildly at moss and branches as he fell.
His last shot was fired.
The Musical Soldiers.
OMRADE PRES
TON, Tenth New
York Cavalry, gives
ithe following words
to tho bugle call for
Jfeeding horses:
Now I cannot make the above words
harmonize with the muBic.
Here are the words as we had thom:
Turn out to tho Btablo,
Turn out while you'ro able.
And feed up your horses on corn, oats and bay
Corn, oata and hay,
Corn, oats and hay,
Feed up your horses on corn, oats and hay.
It is a very sweet bugle call, and you
will find these words fit it exactly.
Will somo comrade give us the words
for the other daily bugle calls -roll
call, sick-call, guard-mounting, taps,
etc? Tlie boys had words for all these,
but I have forgotten them.
.1
.A
Ji
Come to the atoblo
Wliilo you are ablo
And give four horses
Home corn
For If you don's do it
TheColooelvrillknowit*
Aud you'll catcli h—1 in tho morn.
si
•4
N. N. Hiu,
Company D, Tliirci Miaaonri Ctvalry.
MAiWlELD, Ohio

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