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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1898.-TWELVE PAGES.
. fl FIItE OF IflFiTOYPJ. t - ?lFor Three Years, or During the War "At Home in a Shelter - Tent, and Abroad with "Three Days' Rations and Forty Rounds of Ammunition." - By john SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAPTERS. In this war-story, the hero, Walter Armi tage, is a youth who is employed in the com posing room of an afternoon daily news paper in Chicago. -The country is on tho eve of civil war. News of the bombardment of Fort Sumter creates much excitement. A fight between David Bronson, a Unionist, ' and Dick Morgan, a Secessionist, both com positors, results in a victory for the former. Walter, whose ideas of tho situation are yet unformed a has a discussion with Bron son, who sets forth loyally the conditions that confront the Government. Walter goes down town with Bronson to watch tho bulletins at the newspaper offices. Secessionists, deni'ens of Chicago's Blums, air their opinions of loyal citi zens and express desires that some of them would afford an opportunity for an encounter. They are suddenly confronted by one whose voice and manner as he bids them " good evening " is disquieting, to say the least. His name is O'Neil. and he is an ex-Sergeant of Regulars. His warlike attitude and his evident desire for a fight effectually quiets the boasters. The telegrams announce the result of the attack on Fort Sumter. "Morgan and a fellow compositor are ousted from the composing-room for their disloyal sentiments. Walter and Bronson attend a mass meeting of Unionists, where the call for troops is read and patriotic speech-making arouses the people. After a long argument with himself,Wal ter decides to enlist in the Union army. "Karl Brentman and Bronson, a. fellow com positor, have already announced their in tention to go to the war. COPYKIGirX. CHAPTER YJU (continued). PATHETIC PARTING SCENES-THE THREE FRIENDS ENLIST THE CAPTAIN AND THE COMPANY. Though exhausted by the excitement of the previous day and his own mental contentions, "Walter rose early in the morning to see the militia companies leave for the scene of threatened hos tilities. The scene was one of deep im pressiveness. The morning was gray and chilly. It would be hours before the sun rcss to warm and light the aguish earth. A rasping, cold wind blew off the Lake, and made all who felt it very uncom fortable. The militiamen, neat and trim in their showy uniforms, were standing around great tires, whose j gleani3 revealed stacks of burnished muskets at a little distance, with a guard erect, stiff, rigid as to features, and resolute in step and grasp of gun pacing up and down. Visibly oppressed by the momentousness of the step they were taking, they talked in a constrained, desultory way, with an occasional at tempt at a labored joke, which only provoked forced and rapidly-subsiding laughter. At a little distance stood the officers, -with tense, set faces, talking en couragingly to some weeping women. A large crowd stood around looking on, with sympathetic, serious expression, and speaking together in undertones after the manner of people at funerals. Many went up to the men, handed them little mfts of tobacco, cigars, books and papers, flasks of whisky, etc., shook hands with them, and wished them safe deliverance from the perils they were about to encounter. Presently a conductor, carrying a lantern, came up to one of the officers, and said with the mien and tone of a man acting as master-of-cereraonies at the execution: " Captain, we are ready to move out now, as soon as you get your men aboard." Kach of the sobbing women gave a half-suppressed shriek; each of the officers took the one he was talking with in his arms, and kissed her tenderly. The Captain turned on his heel, drew his sword, and commanded : " Attention, Battalion ! " The men left the fires and formed in Jine. The other officers drew their swords. "Right dress! Front!" "Take Arms! " Forward, file rigid! March!" As the men tramped off into the cars, the bystanders raised a cheer; several large, dignified gentlemen gathered around the Captain, and one of them, taking his hand, said in a voice full of emotion : " Well, good-by, Captain ; God bless you ; I know you will do your duty ! " " God knows I will try to," replied the Captain firmly, as he hurried off after his men. The locomotive whistle gave the half wailing shriek which is the characteris tic note of the animal in the bleakness of early morning, and the train moved off amid the cheers of the spectators and the audible sobs of the women, who ivcre supported to carriages waiting for them. Walter was deeply moved, and his resolution not a little weakened by the Ecene. In the midst of the dreadful realities of war a year later he used to recall this episode with a little of con tempt, for he knew that three months afterward every one of those he saw go away came back safe and sound without having even exchanged a shot with the rebels. But at the time the danger Beemed as real and as near as it does to a forlorn hope forming to assault the imminent deadly breach. Returning to his boarding house, a cup of hot cofiee and a warm breakfast re stored his spirits so that a half an hour later he met Bronson and Karl in front the .Yeics office with a touch of eager no in his manner as he announced : Well, boys, I've decided to go with yoi "Where" shall we enlist ? " . "As I said last night," replied Bron son, " it doesn't matter much. The shak ing up of a campaign will soon jumble evi rybody down to the same level. Let'i leave it to chance. I'll send a note up Mcelroy. to tho Father of the Chapel to put subs on our cases. Then we'll tosa up a quarter. If it comes up heads we'll walk east on Madison street and enlist at the first place we come to. If itcome3 tails we'll walk west, and enlist in the first place." 'Agreed," said "Walter. "Akreed," said Ivarl, with a staid twinkle in his blue eyes. "I've left a letter for our folks, delling dem dat I tink the glose gonfinement has been in churious to my belt, and dat I've gon cluded dat I must haf some exercise in de open air, and take a little drip to a warmer glimate." qtfT8yTr -nwiM. --ai- 'y i iiiiiiiii m ni.i i r v " ! I raTBHTSi1...,! V mSmTO'?.!?!;;', ' at the Recruiting Office. The note to the Father of the Chapel was written, and the quarter tossed. The Goddess of Liberty came up. " Dat's a koot sign," said Karl ; " de old girl i3 peginning to get lifely once more ; she's going to come up on. top every dime, now." "So I hope," said Walter. " We'll at least do all we can to boost her there," said Bronson. One did not have to go far to find re cruiting offices in that part of Chicago in the last part of April, 1861 . A walk of less than a block to the eastward brought the three to a group of loungers on the sidewalk surrounding a fifer and drum mer, in front of an empty store-room, in which was a still larger crowd around two or three clerks at work at a desk. Bronson, Walter and Karl puhed their way up to the desk, made some inquiries, and announced their willingness to add their names to the list. The announce ment was greeted with rousing cheers Irom the l'standers. While our friends were giving their names, ages, bight, trade etc., a light cane wielded by someone behind them lapped the desk between Walter and Bronson, to call the clerk's attention, and a familiar voice said: "Fhat are ye recruiting for here? Infantry, artillery or cavalry? " Infantry," was the reply; "That suits me. That's me stoyle of beauty, exactly. Put me down for two chances, as the jackass said at the lion's ball." " All right. What's vour name? " "Me name's O'lTale Path rick O'lSTale. Oi belong to the O'Nales of Oireland, and me father's second cousin to The 0'2sale himsilfL Oi've been First July Sargent of Company Say, Sexth United States Enfantry the fofnest regi:x:eut in. the service. Want me descrip tion? Well, here, it is: Pa tn rick 0'2sale; moind ye spell it rfjrhr, now. Hight, sex fate two; weight, 180; age, 30; hair, auburn audible titter from I should have mentioned before that "chapel" Ls the usual designation by printers of the composing room of a prin -mg office. Its u&e , seems to date away hack to the infancy of the ar., when, print ing offices were part of the up mrtenanees of monasteries, and were h'.ib.tuaiJy lo cated in the chapels, in office' of daily newspapers the "chapel" is an association of all the printers in the composing- room, except the foreman, for the regulation of matters between the men themselves, such as turns in taking copy, taking type, beginning work. etc. The men hold ''chapel meetings," with one of their number as chairman, to discuss such matters as affect their work in the office; and each "chapel" has a complicated code of laws, the violation of which is punished by a regular schedule of fines, and in extreme-eases by a report to the foreman, with a recommendation of tho discharge of the culprit. One of the leading men of the "chapel" is elected as its head and chief executive, -with, the title of "Father of tho Chapel." lie enforces the rules, and punishes their violation. Sometimes he is paid by a fee of from 10 to 50 cents a week from members of the "chapel," but usually he gives his services free. The "chapol" must not be confounded with the Typo graphical Union, which is a secret society, on tho trades union plan, to which the ma jority of the printers in the City belong and which takes cognizance of wages, hours of work, number of apprentices, etc., and supports its sick and disabled members. "Subs" aro printers not regularly em ployed, wlu take a regular printer's cases when lie wants a holiday, or to leave his woric temporarily. the crowd, suppressed by a savage frown from Mr. Neil; eyes, blue ; born in Ballin Colig, County Cork ; Province of Minis ter, Oireland. Profession, a soldier." "All right, Sergeant. jSow, 'Squire, if you will please swear these four last comers. Hold up your right hands, please." Said the old 'Squire : "Repeat your names and tho oath after me, please. I" "I, David Bronson," "I, Walter Armitage," - "I, Karl Brentman," "I, Patherick O'Xale," "do solemnly swear that,E will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America ; that I will serve them faith fully against all their enemies whomso ever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War. So help me God." And the fateful step was taken. Taking the oath of enlistment pro duced a deep impression upon Walter. ! Naturally susceptible and .prone to ! romanticism, his industrious 'reading of ! fiction and history had highlened this tendency, as it usually does in boys of ! his ajie and cast of mind. He accepted the fervid rhetoric and strongly-drawn pictures that he found in boo"ks with the literalness of youth but added to it the distortion of inexperience. False impressions derived from books are almost invariably the results of the reader's mental deficiencies not the author's misstatements. A large amount of experience in life is necessary to en able us to read almost any book with correctness, as we all know who have taken the trouble to compare the idea3 received from reading the same book at two intervals 10 or even five years apart. The oath seemed to at once cut Walter oif entirely from his previous life, aims and ambitions, dp to the night before his hopes all centered upon becoming a successful printer and news paper man a follower at a distance of Horace Greeley or Benjamin Franklin. No other career had any attractions for him. Now he felt that he had sacrificed all these upon his country's altars, and turning his back upon the tempting goal that so long lured him on, bad re nounced all hopes for the future, and taken up his cross, as he had heard preachers describe those who had given up the allurements of the world, and consecrated themselves to the cause of religion. No glamor about his new profession compensated him for the keen love he felt for the one just abandoned. The pomp and circumstance of glorious war liad no attractions. Never had it seemed good or pleasant to him to be a soldier; now it was absolutely hateful, when he ; was torn awav fiom his chosen career to follow the vocation of war. No dazzling tinsel allured him; he saw nothing but the bleak and toilsome path of duty, and he inwardly cursed the rebels who were compelling him to tread it, instead of the pleasant ways of inclination. He could hardly hope to survive the conflict; and in his heart he hardly wished to, since he felt frustrated in every hope in life. Soon this feeling of poignant regret moderated, and he began a consideration of the probabilities. The most imminent of these seemed to him to be an immedi ate order to the scene of conflict. The war literature upon which he had fed usually spoke of men " leaving the plow, the loom aud the anvil, and rushing to the field," and he supposed that this was what would be required of him and those associated with him. He was as tonished to see how indifferent the ma jority of those around him were to this momentous contingency. They laughed and talked and made merry, as if the matter in hand was only the organization of a pleasant picnic party. Walter had not yet learned to read human nature very accurately, aud so he jumped at the humiliating conclusion that he was the only cowardly one in the party; that while he was brooding mournfully over the future, these braver imeri were going with a light-hearted contempt of fate to encounter great danger. He was roused from his reverie by Bronson saying : " Well, let's go and hunt up the Cap tain, and sec what's the next move. His will must bo ours now." Walter winced a little at this reminder of departed liberty, but Knrl said : - " Veil, I vish him much joy in de job he vill haf bossing dis crowd." The appearance of the crowd cer tainly did suggest many serious ob stacles to be overcome before it was reduced to the symmetrical unity of an infantry company. The process to this end must be through a reversal of Her bert Spencer's law of evolution, since it would involve a change from the heterogeneous and complex to the homogeneous and simple, through the abolition of differentiation. Had the whole city been searched for the purpose, a greater variety of men with more unlikeliness in physical form, social condition, vocation, and mental training, could not have been secured. Every nationality was represented by pronounced types, recognizable at a glance. Clerks, mechanics, laborers, hod-carriers, sailors, and loafers ; tidily dressed, dapper men; men with the stains of toil upon coarse and well patched clothes, and seedy, dissipated bar-room habitues, in the garb of mil dewed gentility all were seen in the throng that occupied that portion of the room set apart for those who had been sworn in. Bronson and Walter found the " Cap tain " in the center of a little knot of recruits, aud were surprised to find hjm to be the impetuous Board of Trade man whose vivid remarks concerning naval operations had attracted their at tention. The muster-roll of the Cap tion, still on file in the War Depart ment, describes him in this concise manner: Captain. Ago. Tllght. Complexion. Hair, "itobort Moore. I ii. I 3 10. Fair. Dart. I Eyes. I Horn in. Business. Jlazcl. Marblcuead, Muss. Grain Merchant. I may amplify this by saying that he was a superb specimen of American manhood well stocked with brains, vim, and heart such a one as is schooled in New England, and de veloped into princely manhood in the stimulating air othe West. Bronson said to him : rn 0 " I am glad that you are to be our Captain. Fvceerj,' you before. I heard you free youmimnd the other night, in regard to those ships-of-war ofT Charles ton." f u "Yes; fcrrfj" said Capt. Moore, warmly. "Fin jiorougbly disgusted with 'em. I ltnow. something about the navy. I ran 7away from school when a boy, and was two-years on the frigate "Niagara," before? my folks found out where I was, and, had me discharged. If our old Cantain 'd been there, he'd 've warmed the wax in somebody's ears, I tell you. BufrX know how it is. The rebels have corrupted the navy just the same as they did the array, by giving all the responsible positions to men of their own way of thinking. But it's all risrht. We'll straighten these fellows out in a way that'll make the very thought of Secession turn their stomachs And Fm going to help do it, too. I've gone in to stay till the job's done. That's my style. Always close up my deals shipshape before I let go of 'em. I said to my partner splendid fellow, but can't go: game leg and five children 'Here, you just take this business and run it till I come back. But don't expect me till the flag's fly ing over Sumter again. !No more " puts and calls," and " options " for mc Sell all the Southern Confederacy stock short that you can get good customers for. I'll take all the chances a3 to the future delivery.' " His cheery, sanguine spirit infused itself into all who heard him. Bronson said : " Of course, we are under your orders now. What are they? When do we leave? Where shall we report for duty ?" "A3 to that," replied the Captain, "I'm hardly wiser than you are. I've got permission from Gov. Yates to raise a company of infantry. I've already 150 men enlisted, where the maximum is only 103. I suppose that the Surgeon will throw out a good many when he comes to inspect themh but still I've more than enough for a company, and have so telegraphed the Governor. Fm waiting his orders what to da with them. In the meanwhile you'd better get your matters in shape for leaving, and come back here as soon as possible. They all acted on this suggestion im mediately. Walter went to his boarding house, sorted over rather mournfully the scanty belongings accumulated since he began his independent career, recalled the difficulty and expense he had been to to procure manyof them ; made up a compact bundleof'some necessary arti cles of underclothing, and one small book of selected, poems, and locked the rest in h"i3 trunk, to be presented to Inky. That he. should again want any of them was tcg remote a possibility to be worth considering. He would make no calculation on a return home. To he continued.) EDITORIAL NQTE.-jThe next installment will tell of the daysjwhen father, brother, huauand, and loveci having enlisted in Uncle Sam's volunteer army, parted from all that was near and dear at home, and wont away to strike thfe first tolows for the Union. Other interesting scenes are depicted with graphic pen in future issues. Education in. Spain. Education is at the lowest ebb in Spain of any country outside of Turkey and Russia. Italy was formerly on the same low level, but of lato years Italy has been progressing. Tho last Spanish census was in 188!). Then, out of a population of 17,552,340, only 5 004, 4 CO or 2S.5 per cent. could read and write, and 11,015,871 or G8.1 per cent. could neither read nor write. There have been various attempts to better this wretched condition, but they have come to little or naught. In 18S7 the total amount appropriated for education was only 1,888,050 pesetas, or $375,730, or, about one-half what the little State of Rhode Island expends on a population only one-flftieth that of Spain. to n a OUR NAVY In tht bound volume the 21 eoloted pictures art each 8 x 13 inches. THE GREAT BOOK OF THE YEAR, "OUR NAVY, its Growth and Achievements." ,r'?.RrS5ISSSi?. woman, and child of America needs it ought to have it can't afford to bo wiuiout It. 3Ias been in preparation for tivo ysars. 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Send ua 82.00 now, with proper references, and we will forward tho volume; yon to 32.0O on the first of each month thereafter for live months. pay NATIONAL TRIBUNE COUPON. THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO., HARTFORD, CONN. JDcnr Sirs: Knclosnl Jlntl fZ.OO. Setitl me one eij of the bool:. " OTTIZ 2VA.VY," In clcfaitt cloth hlntllnrj. X uyvee to pay thclinlmtre, $10.00, in JIvk monthly payments of $2.00 on the Jirst of cc month hereafter. Xuuic 1 i Address- 3fy references arc as follows: PEftSIOfl DECISIONS. Cases Disposed of lay Assistant Secretary Davis. A case which is of importance on account of ho question involved is that of tho claim of Elsie, widow of Frederick Hummel, Co. 1, 202d Pa. In this case the Assistant Secretary holds "That when, a soldier has served a term of 5)0 days or more, in the military or naval service of tho United States during the late war of the rebellion, and has been honorably discharged there from, re-enlists, and dies during his subse quent term of service, his death not being the result of a violation of any lav, rule or regulation of the military or naval service, the requirements of the act of June 27, 1890, as to length of service and honorable dis charge arc fulfilled, and his widow is en titled to pension on compliance with the other conditions of the act." Two other cases in which the same question is in volved, and in which the action of the Pension Department is also reversed, arc the claim of the widow and minors of Stephen Kelly, ftth and 7th batteries, Ind. ;,. A., and John Badonock, Co. C, d R. I. Cav, In the case of Ira W. Ilayford, Biddeford, at fv. ci .m. Wis. C.H.V.. the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, in reversing the action of the Bureau, holds "That w hen it is established beyond any reasonable doubt thai, on account of pensioned cause or catises, or any pathological sequence thereof, the pensioner is not only 'totally incapacitated from performing rminual labor,' but can neither dress nor undress himself without the aid and attendance of another person, as is shown by the evi dence and certificate of medical exami nation in this case, the Department will construe the said aid arid attendance as such 'frequent and periodical personal aid and attendance of another person' as is contemplated by tho provisions of the act of July II, 1302, and as warranting the allowance of the rate prescribed in the said act." Mr. Davis reversed the action of the Bit- rnnii nf Ppninn: in thft f'.lnim Of Jacob Rollison, 5th Pa. II. A. In this case tho Assistant becretary noius: "That inasmuch tis the loss of sight of one eye is now considered as constituting. a degree of disability warranting allowance of the minimum rate under the act of June 27, ! H00, and as it is shown by the medical evidence and allof the certificates of medical examination", on file in this case, thnt nil ncnfitl Mriri in tlift el.'iimant's left eye has been wholly lost from a period antedating the filing of the original declara tion, under the said act, he is 'entitled to restoration at the said minimum rate for loss of sight of left eye from the date of dropping his name from the rolls." NOTES OF THE MflGflZIflES. A war poem by Rudyard Kipling, especi ally apposite to the present crisis, appears in McClure's Magazine for May. It is de scribed as treating, with all of Kipling's wonderful sweep and subtlety, of the tor pedo, with its "strength of twice three hundred horse." 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The Mothers' Congress has its beginnings in the village tea-party, where the young mothers gosnip about their babies, exchange pat terns for knitted socks, and rehearse their woes and joys and hopes in their little ones. However, the Mothers' Congress is soberer, more systematic, mere scientific, and less fun than a tea party. The mothers in attendance cannot help but be bene fited, because every possible interest of the child, mental or physical, is studied and discussed. There are papers on chil- drens' rights, on their schools, their plays, clotnes, diet, religion, and many oth r perti nent topics. Teachers of the blind and deaf children speak from the depths of their experience, with wisdom that would help any mother of a little unfortunate child to make, its life broader, more joyous and more useful. Then wo hear, too, of what best can be done for feeble-minded children, and how many times this dis tress could be avoided, if mothers were only wiser. The care of the world's waifs is discussed, and teachers and superin tendents from various institutions tell of their experience, and as one thinks of the lonely little ones, it is happier to realize that there are many people working for their comfort and peace. It is very difficult to make an institution into a home, and the Mothers' Congress realizes that charity to these little ones must, of all others, be loving and tender, and if they can succeed in making it so well for the world. Indeed, if one-half tho theories of these good women could be realized it would be difficult to tell the world from Heaven, for if a goodly proportion of 'the children were brought up in continually sweet, whole some, and onnobling atmosphere, there would be enough godly men and women to leaven tho whole lump of the earth's people. E. P. McElroy. IUI.1V Notes. Dear L.H.W.: I feel like saying three cheers for F. L. Burdick and our dear Secretary; they voice the sentiment of a great many of us. 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