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Ninnescah 6 Lincoln 4 Oront 7 Gypsum - 8 Eag'e 4 Union 4 Waco C Erie - 2 Grand Itivcr - -2 Garden Plain 4 Morton C Delano - 4 Pavne 2 Viola 2 Salem 4 Attica - 4 Sherman - 2 M. S. Kochelle, Sec'y. E. B. Jewett, Chairman. DECORATION DAY. Tomorrow our governor, who led a regiment of Kansas boyfe, himself but a boy in both looks ami years, through the entire war, will be with us. Mem ories of the deatl will bo revived agaiu throughout the laud tomorrow, es pecially of the great dead. What tributes will be paid again to the name and memory of the silcut man who bleeps on the Hudson, and, not to him only, but to his many dead compeers, and after them to ihe sleep ing ranks and buried comrades of a huudrt-d baltlo fields. John A. Iogau will be the orator of a nation at Kiv erside tomorrow, but heart-felt trib utes will be falling from the lips of a thou, add other mcu who participate 2 in tho campaigns of those dark yc.irs when treason stalked through the land. JefT Davis will not be among the speakers tomorrow. UN existence is an insult to the day and all its senti ments and memories, a were his speeches of a few days since. Tomor row, t,tlc:isl, every man who fought for n nation, fought for one common, broad country of freedom and libert as against the narrow,sectiuiial aristo cracy advocator by Jcfl Davis can at least uncover his head iu the presence of the uinldcringdiist of patriots. MORE GIGANTIC YET. The Atchi-ou, Topeka and Santa Te is gradually taking Ihe dimensions of a great svstcm ol line extending lrom Chicago, Ktusa City and St. Ixuis to the Gulf of Mexico and tho 1'acilic coast. Its acqni'ition of the fitilf, Colorado and Santa Fc is a cci tainty, notwithstanding the interpretation of 6omo legal obstructions That it will build a uew line from ICnisias City to Chicago fceins more than prob-ible There is also eoine reason lor believ ing that the bonds of the Atl.iulicaud Pacific may be more dUtiuctly nud unqualifiedly guaranteed by the At chison as a part of an arrangcincut now being considered, by which the St. Louis and Sau Francisco would praatically become a piTt of the At chison system. Conceding the forgoing to be cor rect, there is ouo city iu Kansas at least which stands in need of such new lines as will hold so great a powt r within reasonable bounds. LINCOLN AND KECHI. There has becu fears expressed by some of the tax-payers of Lincoln and also of Kechi townships that the Oma ha, Abilene & Wichita road might step iu and build and demand the township bonds. Wichita voted a much as both those townships put to gether, and wc have no such fcir ex pressed iu this city. In truth the fear is a groundless one. One road can't be made to go for two in equity iu Reuse or in fact There i to bo no Omaha, Abilene & Wichita road built iu Sedgwick county, therefore no bonds can be issued to such road. DUMBNESS. For years 'the people ol Southern Kansas, Arknna and Texas have been working to get tho privilege of constructing liucs of railway ncross the Indian territory. At last the 1 Jn grcss awakened to tho importance and necessity of the demand for these roads, and rights of way were being granted by enactment. Hut now steps in the chief executive of tho nation, a man who was never west of Bufla'.o in his life, and threatens to retard these states and materially damage their prosperity by a foolish veto bacd on tho objection that railroads through tho territory would result in an up rising among tho Cherokecs. There is not a fourlecu-ycar old srhool boy west of the Mississippi who would of fer so childish an objection. The Cherokee farmers will compare for in telligence very farorably with the people who live around IluiTsto and Albany, aud such ignorance or preju dice as is shown by the chief execu tive of the nation is very humiliating and it may prove very disastrous to our interests in the west. We arc glad to note that tho delegations from Kansas, Arkansas and Texas called on Mr. Cleveland with some very plain and direct talks. If Marsh Murdock don't stop build ing railroads aud pray for rain lustily there will be no freight in his neck of woods for his road. Fort. Scott Monitor. After the Sth day of next month the rain business wtll receive our un divided attention. In the meantime, or until the bonds have been carried Ho who rules all if wo except tin rail roads, will have to take care of the rainfall. The branch of the Sunflower run ning from ElDorado to Newton has been ordered extended, and the money to pay for the right of way be tween Newton and McPberson will be deposited the coming week, The place to lay out a nice little, town is about nine miles norths est of Newton where the C. Wood 'crow the Sunflower. Davis liue will The London Spectator, speaking of the Chicago anarchists, says: "What preventive can there be for murder with a cocial object, except to include it amoug other murder, aud arm so ciety with the rights with which, when he is threatened with murder, wc arm the individual; that is, the right to kill iu self-defence? That will be the conviction throughout Europe, and the anarchists will find that by their outbreak in America they have torn away tho last bulwark which protected them namely, the lingering belief tht they were men half crazed by the pressure of intolerable tyran ny." For once the Spectator cornea up on the right side of a que-itiou aud gets a good view. Vou Moltkc is credited with having directed several battles during the Franco-Prussian campaign by tele graphing from his tent, at a consider able distance from the scene of con flict. Hcrr Most is apparently trjiug to imitate his illustrious countryman. When he wautcd ts break up a peace able meeting iu New York on Sunday he sent his henchmen to it, aud sat in a saloon two blocks away, v here he received their reports "between drinks."' Under a bad and behind a beennug arc Most's favorite strong holds. ANNEX ALL NORTH AMERICA. It is evident to our mind that Can ada has offered this cjnutry a direct iusiiltin seizing two of our fi:hing ves sels and it is our plain duty to fight. All North America of right belongs to the United States aud we should now proceed to take it as an indemnity for the insult tendrred by the Domin ion government. Of cour.-e it is a grave thing to go to war but after all wc arc nbout as well prepared for it now as we will be at any future time. Let ii6 at once proceed to assert our rightB iu declaring that Americans shall rule America. This thing must come to pass aud why not now as well as at any future time? If the govern ment will call for a half million volun teers to capture all North America not now under tho stars aud etripcb the men will bo forthcoming. Kl Dorado Republican. Wc are, iiidividnsllv, in favor of thrashing England if ihc takei on any airs over the cod fih bait business and then taking Canada as a war debt in demnity. SKELETON RANCHE, 1 T. To tho Editor of the Kafle: From the Kansas liue to this place the country is very dry, having hid no rain for several weeK. The Chickasaw Indians arc driving out of their national, the cattle be longing to nou-ct tixcu-. I have met today the Kimbcrlain I5ro'. herd i.f 3,5000 cil tic, and have heard of sccr.il other large outfits ou the trail from the Chickasaw.- u.nlon. 'I hey arc renting pastures on the Cnerol: e jtrip to hold this summer. Tlioi moving does not elfecl tin market any. We learned (hat one week ago 'O'Uv a cattle niHii by th" name ol S'.J dm wa shot and killed at ."silver City, '". X , I. T , by Chicisaw Indians, lie wa earn ing a sis -.hooter, which is ngai:it aChickcS'iw law, lately pi-sdl. St. Joint was awhile man, very we! i known at Caldwell. More anon. G. A WICHITA DECISION The board of railroatlcoiiiinissinuurh Ii-Mejust rcmlcrcil two decisions coin pclllti the construction of stvitclu-o at Wichita ami Eureka. The ilrcfoioii in reg.irtl to the Wichita i'.vitcli ii as tol lon'h: In the matter of the app'icatiouhtTi tofore made to the ho.iril tor an order ri'ijuiiiujr the fstab.isliiiient of tiivite'i cciniieciion at or near the city of Wichita, Kan-a3, b'-tivecn the ' St. Loui,. Fort Scott t Wichita and the Wichita Southwcstc-rii railioads, (he board ha- examined the situ it ion and inquired into the reasonable necessity for such connections at that point. In the judgment of the board it i nee r sary to tho convcuiencn and accommo dation of the public that a proper coniifctinii betvecen tli'J ttvo roads above naineil be built and maintainod for the transfer of cars from one roa 1 to the ithcr. The board therefore requires that such switch connections be built and maintained by tho St. Loui, Fort Scott and Wichita 1 toil road comiiiiiv and the Atchion, Topeka and Santa Fe Hailroad company at their joint and equal cost, at a convenient point be tween the cropinr of the aid rail roads and the city of Wichita, by mcnlij of track of the fame character and jrauge n the main line.-, to be connected with proper turn-outs ami switches, and that the same be com pleted bv the first dav of September, 16S6. Uy order of the board. E .T. TuiiXKit, Sec'y. RAILROAD BONDS. The question attracting the deepest interest throughout the comity at the present time i- titn railroad bond ques tion. The $4GO,000 asked by the ttmc companies it a large sum, and were there no benefits to accrue to our peo ple for the expenditure, the Leader would be r.moii tho foremost aud loudest iu opposing it, but when the advantages Ihe county in general will derive from the building of the-c three additional trunk lines through her territory arc considered Mircly the benefits greatly overbalance the cost. Why do wc say thi? For tho reason that every milo of road Hid down in the coituty directly place $6,000 additional taxable property on tax duplicate, besides fully tho same amount indirectly through the influx of immigration sure to follow. The present constructed system of ro.uls give us 102 miles of road bed iu tho county, representing $612,000 of tax able, and yielding some $"27,000 in rev enue aunually to tho county. The three new lines will add 114 additional miles ot road bed, representing "SG34, 000 iu taxablcs ou which the county will receive revenue to the amount o'f near $30,000 aunually. One great cry raised against tho voting of the bonds in the country i that Wichita will reap all the beuelit. No doubt a great many persons, using this argument aro honest iu their expressions, beheviug every word to bs true. Supposing such were tho case the question naturally ari-e-what relation docs Wichita hold to Sedgwick county. I she not the couuty'a capital? and is not her inter ests identical with tho county's? rt ill not her development into tho largest city iu the state advance the financial interest of every property oivu ct in the county, as well as increase her capacity to take up aud pay a larger proportion of the county "taxes? At this time the city ol Wichita pays near one-third of the entire tax of the county, vul necessarily would pay one third of the interest ou these bonds while receiving benefits from only about one-twelfth of the revenue they would turn into the count v treas ury. On examination we find there are 4,000 quarter sections of laud iu the county. To pay the interest ou the $460,000 in bonds would require a levy of $8 on every 160 acre tract. This, it is true, would prove too great a uuroeu tor anyone to carry. Utit there a relief" from this high tax on the land owners, which comes in the shape of taxes paid bv the railroads j cusutiuj; auuui a.' iu ii.ji tiuar.er section, thus leaving only about 50 cents to every 160 acres. Clearwater Leader. A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER. Far cptbe lonelj woantala side Jlr wanderlas footsteps led. The moss lay thick beneath my feet. The pine slffhl OTerha1; Th9 trace of a dUmantlM fort Lay la the forest nave, Jim la the shadow nar my r-ath 1 saw a soldier's Era re. The bramble uTert'ei with the weeJ Upon -the lowly monn4; To rimple headboari, raJsly wilt, Il&tl rotted to the ground. I raised It with a reverent bo.nl. From dost Its wcnJs to clear. Cut Time had blotted aU bat these: -A Georzla Volunteer.' I hoard the Shenandoah roll Alan-; tho vale below, I taxr the Alleghen'e rlsa Towar 1 tha realm of snorr; The Talley camjatsa row to mind. Its leader nam?, and then Luew the deeper bad been one Of MoatjwaU J action men. He Rlecpn what n-d to question now If he were wronj or rf ;ht? Ic knows era thU trhow caaw fa Jast In -o.l, the latlirr'i sight, He wields no warlike weapon now. Return no foeman thrust; IVfco but a coward would revllo An honored vMlers dost? XSoIt. Siecandoa proudly roll Adowu thr rocVy glen; Aliore thc-o 11p tu jraT or ons Of fctouewall Jactoas men. Ikneaththeccdaranl ihoplns In solituie anttere. Unknown, unnamed, forgotten Ui3 A CccrzU volunteer. THE BATTLE OF FKANKLIN. Thrco years ao my comrade, Ithctt Thom as, anil I were prospecting in tho foothills of tho Sierra JIaJro mountain, in Wyoming: Thomas was aa ex-Confederato soldier, a lli'sissippian. Ho was tall, slender, lean CanLed, thin-facod, Llack-ejed and 42 years old. Oa tho evening of May SO wo sat by n blazing camp firo in Lear Creek valley. The dark, pino-ciad highlands behind us resound ed with tho noiso of falling water and the mournful sighing of tho swaying jiiaot Wc sat silently looking at tho fire, hero dying down, th?ro suddenly glowing iuto boat, as if it wero ohvo and swayed by a gust of pas sion. Tho lira and tho day recalled memories. rftho'Har. ' 1U '!! vuVj"' iKJ&ifc. .. av ' v J v fe VV.. ' ' 5 'Thomas," I said, "to-day is Decoration day. Throughout tho north tho graves of the men who fell in defense of tho Union have been strewn with flowers. The memories of tho war aro being recalled around thousands or hearthstones to-night You never speak of tho war. Break your rule to-night and tell mo a battle story."1 Thomas looked nt nn inquiringly foran in stant and then said, sadly: "I do not hku to talk of tho war. My father and brothers were killed in battle, our hoin3 as burned, our slaves f rco.1, our landj made voluilcsi. lly friends and comrades cro shot dead by tho score. Other score, weakened by starva tion and hard work, and thinly clad, died. The memories of tho war ore exceedingly jainf ul to me. Ilut,r ho added, as ho shrugged his shoulders to my entreaty not to talk, "pile somo wood on tho firo whils I cutu couple of pipef uls of tobacco, and then I w ill tell you of the fiercest lottlo I was in." I piled log high oi tho lira Wo lit our pipes ou the glowing coa'. Then, wrnpiwl in our blankets, wo sat on tho ground and 1 listened nttcnthely to my rob?l fricniL "I tielonged to Joo Johnston's arniy," said Thomas; "wo liad ceased to talk of our vic tory at ICenesaw. Tho dally fighting during tho long retreat before Sherman had been almost forgotten. Our lost opportuuity on Peach Tree creek lost by tbo removal ol Johnston hid ccaied to troublo us. The loss of Atlanti and thousands of our com rades who fell in tho battles around that town w ns still fresh in our memories. And fresher still was the recollection of tbo bloody assault on the two redoubts near Allatoona that wero held by n cocplo of thousand Yan kesss. ' had lost Johnston, i:i whom nc had unbounded conli lenco. Hood, whom wc di 1 not consider n safe soldi -r, was in com mand. Wo feared that somo of tho belief cs to tho fighting capacity of northern men held by tho slaveholders before the war lingered in his mind. We privates liad promptly dis covered that tho Yankees were as efficient fighters as wo for twodayx, and our superiors if tho battle lasted three, four or fivo days. Wo hud a saying which was founded on fact It was: 'Yankees must lw whipped in two days, or they cannot bo beaten at all.' "Wo marched north, south, cast, west, in any direction Hood saw fit to lead us, and Sherman trailed after us. At Gaylesburg ho tired of tho pleasures of the chase, and nhaudoned us. Wo camped for a feiv days, then cros-ed tho Tennessee river a few mi!e nbovn Florence, and marched rapidly toward Columbia. Hero we had our first hard fight ing in forcing the passage of Duck river. Wo pushed tho Federals from th river, and then made a furious march, fighting as wo went so as to intercept the retreat of Scho fcld's army We cutinarched them, and slept near Spring HilL When wo bivouacked we knew that we had Schofisld in a trftp, and that his was ours.' Thomas cval talking. He looked gloom ily into the fire for au instant, and then (aid. rezrctfuUv: "Yes. v- fit l-.n' ' So4 !- I t"t i wc slept, sill wlnt-i-e 'c tSe ! . - " i by jiirehej withm a hilf a ra. e o it . camp, f res. I have reer v-n marj in en - rage nail profo.-.nl disgurt than was rx pressed by the wx-ary, footsore, liattle-tom Confederate soldiers when they discovered tbat their cflieers had allowed their prey t.t escape. Sullenly we fell into column and resumed tho chase. We pushed Schoficld closely. Hs struck tho Har peth river at Franklin, where tho stream makes a right angle. We were so close to Schotield that he didn't dare to attempt to cross the river for fear of losinr, not only his trains, but his army. The Yankees formed a battle line across the neck of bind formed by the winding river. Their flanks rested on the water. Their center was oa a low hill, w here a couple, of battsrie? stood in action. AVe mass on the ground early in the morning The Yankees had just bgan to break earth for an Intrenehment. We codd see their entire Ima and judge correctly of their numbers. e outnumbered them over two to one. Tbo Confederates, though tired and huagry, were keen to be led to the assault. We ose and all prepared to fight at once rather than to wait for aa hour or two and be fed. After our bloody experience at Allatoona we dreaded to attack earthworks manned by veteran Yan kee infantry. Xow we had Scho field's army cooped. Tbey could not re treat. The river was behind theaj. We knew that if we attacked at once we could kill them, or capture tbem, or drive them into the river. But we also knew that If Hood allowed them to throw up an earth work, it mattered not how slight, that they would most tenaiously hold that dtfessa. They wero desperate m.a Their only chases was to fight, and fight, and sifll fight. In ths open wo could have crushed them In an boar. Onco ooversi we knew that they could not be crushed, and we privates, whe tad fought these mea for three yean, knew they would fight to the hut raw, almost, cace they were woraxj to their work. "As wo stood In column waiting far oar orders, I saw the corps and Cirisioa com mander crowd around Hood, who had rid den onto ths field. I dropped oat of the rack aud drew nasx to tits stood. Tber t i t n. s 7- E fcr"H'J k- feif' n were Inspecting tno iankeo lino. I heara Cleburne, approved and fearless fighter, nrge Hood to order tb3 assault at oaco. I heard other general officers aivisa him not to waste time, not to allow tho Yankees time to cover themselves. Hood refused to order the assault, saying tin troop were tired and hungry, and noled food and rest, and he added, contemptuously: 'In ten minutes we can drive tho Yankees oat of any works they can throw up in two hours. They cannot hold that lines.' Clebamo shook his head negatively at this, but Hood was firm. vrhea I saw Clcburn", who was ever ken fon battle, shake his head I was discouraged. If Cleburne dread3 tbo work, it must bo hopeless, I thought '"The men were ordered to cook breakfast and obeyed sullenly. Tho Yankoo earth works steadily grew as wo looked on. Two hours passed and they were finished, and the Yankeo infantry sank out of sight behind them. Then camo marching and counter marching on our part. It was 4 o'clock be fore our dispositions for tho assault were made. From tho position I was in I could plainly see tho Yankee line. It seemed to bo deserted. Xow and then tho head of a man viould appear above the works, or an artillery man would crouch behind a gun and gazj in our direction. We were formed for tho assault Tba plan was to launch several columns against the line and endeavor to break it at different points, nhUo th; real attack would bo mada on the little hill where tho two batteries stood. Oar artillery went into action. Some dis mounted artillery men wero formed behind ui Theso wero to follow us closely, and when wc had captured the Yankeo guns they were to turn them and pulverize tho flying Yankees. It was a good idea, and the artillerymen laughed gleefully at tho picture they conjured. It was well they had their laugh first "All was ready, no nroso and dashed for ward. Oat of tho ground rose tho Yankeo pickets and firing once they ran for their earthw ork. As we wrcamed out tho charg ing j ell tbo Yankee troops roe up from be hind their works aud their rifles fell into a j horizontal line, the Federal artillerists sprung I to their guns we instinctively palled our hat brims down as though to protect our faces VSS?. vH'.,'',k, ffitfX22bSafesr. ra- K7Tj-tiTay .m -Njrwj - ait li j .z-si-trwst . .j'jvttt. y: 21 4 .- ;vx"TiiJ TV5raf "ttr-Jxtn . 'jgzxs nnl dashed into the open. Instantly we I wero met by a storm of bulIeU ami canister that caused us to stagger ai our dead and wouuled comrades fell against us. We wnverod badly then gathered ourselves and pushed on, firing as wo went "The powder smoko hung on tbo field. Through lifts in it we could seo ths Federal gunners spring nimbly to and fro from tho Xajwloon guns. Tho respon sive Ca-h of tho guns, cs tho lan yards were pulled, woul i bo followed by tho rip of canister as it flow past mid through us, tearing great gaps in cur ranks, cracking mens bones as pipesteuu, and knocking bravo men dead with great holes in their bodies. Tbo zip, zip, zip of Ujing rifle balls was a mighty and steady hum, as though tho empty cylinders of countless threshing machines wero revolving at full specs! all around us. Steadily the icternn Yonkee infantry, who had to hold their lino of earthworks or take to the water, loaded and fired. Our men fell by hundreds. AVe staggered on through this storm of bullets and canister for fi o minutes. Ao had not reached the Union line. Tin n we beard exultant shouts to our left and through the drift ing smoko caught a glimpse of our battle flags planted on tho Federal breastworks on tho hill, and cs wo saw tho men clad in gray clamber over the works and di-nppoar, we redoubled our i Herts to take the lhi3 in front of us. Its fire d'd not slacken a particle. Its defenders paid no attention to tho, disaster that had overtaken their center. As wo drew closer tho i&rapct, reddened in tho smoko and tho -l " d ' r.-o"'i " -i i- a av t e o oi.i el ii iii-t o Yaik." t oop-. i d v. 1 1 t h it tb- C 'ii i It ss wii liad jio'j-n 1 1-1 ' -V c tJ." er 1 in c.illol ipo l to 1'iak ' pn' tlur succs br mectiig 'he charge of tin Yukes reserves. Could they wi'lista vl it' i o-nnMvcame th p-i .wr. Tlis-o t ns n " i ' f musket, .-sini that piriou of .' ..i- . i nn l -.'.ant th3 rem'iiats of tho vie vu Con fdentcs s-nrm-d out of the c -turel nmrks and ra for cier. Install .y th sirthworlr wai minned by a doub'e line blue-coatn.1 infiif-y who shot down the living Cufoduratoj by seon?s. Ve pressed on. We wero so closr to the works tint somo of oar men fell into the htch. And wo could see tho eyei of tho Yankee infantry as tbey looked oer their rifle sights. Their faces were pnlli'l, their jiwsft, anl thsir ejos blazed with tattle Mbt. I never boforo saw such rapid band- ling of artillery. It seimed to me that j roulij hear Xcv 1 impatiently tap with sitonge staiT oa tha blackened muzzles of tho brass guns, as ho called for canister, and more canister, and still more canister. AVe were sufficiently near to fo-1 tho wind of the guns. I looked back. Wo had nst advanced far. Tho dead lay in winrow-i. AVbunded men were staggering over the fi-ld, and falling in cnes, twos and threes, as they rams togcthr for aid. between the lines' of dead. Th m-n hesitated. Tbey realized that they could not carry the work. Their line otfieon tried to ho'd them. Tbey staggered a fow feet nearer tho Fedral lino, firing wildly the whSe, to be scorched by the hot breath of cannon and rifles. Thy wavered badly, tried to hold on. then broke and ran for cover. We were under fire for about ten minutes, and one third of our division, Reynolds', was killed or wounded. Stunned, bewildered and hor ribly disappointai, we gathered in a pro tected position and were speedily reformed. AVe were allowed to rest for awhile. Of course the planned simultaneous at tack by several columns bad tailed. Of course they did cot get oft together. They went iu one aft?r the other, and they were oil whipped. Again wo were formed into charging column. Our officers briefly ex plained tbo necessity cf carrTing the works. We swore to take them or die in the attempt. Ah.' said Thomas, it is easy to swear to do things whea yoa are not under fire, but hard, exceedingly hard, to accomplish them.' AVe rushed to the assault again, again to be met by a fire the heat of which warpw! us out of line. It seemed to me that the air was so fall of bullets that I could have caught some by simply grabbing oa either side cr above me. AVe advanced close to the works, and again we broke and fled for cover. The Yank-es, now thoroughly angry, and merciless, bgn to shoot at every hnsg ob ject within ranpo of their rifle. Wounded Confederate, who moved a leg cr an mo, wera instantly xjected as torzeU, and were literally shot to pieces. "Darkness detweded and slUl the battle torn Confederates were formed into charg ing columns and launched agaisst the Yan kee works. We advanced, stumbling orw our dead and woanded. The latter ihriekwl a we trod on their mingled limbo. Potnser smoka hung over the feii in doods, which reflected tbe lnrid fire that blassi akeg the Yankee parapets. Eight o'clock. 9 o'clock. 9P3 and we ore still fighting, still dying. stSl trampling our dead and wounded cotsradsss into tha earth. Then we gaw it up. We had made five desperate chirr, pat CV bcrae's n-a had made tix and h feC dead while leading U bat. ETery peaerml oScer btthearmr. exetctiss Hood, was kiBcdar i .Z'STsrPWZ f ACZrir1 .bSmST l V.-.VJM "vKL Hl"rT jis -vfv. --i rir:jr-. s "TT- "SltSCTfli?-, wounded. Our lossss aaa run tagti up m tne thousands. Westacbd oar arms and lay down. AH night jr-wounded comrades crawled off of the eld aad sought comfort and rest and water among their unhurt brothers. Men with one leg trailing oa the earth behind them, others with shattered shoulders, or torn entrails, or ghastly flesh wounds, or with smashed jaws, or eyes shot out would crawl, walk or be led into our ranks, where they would sink beside us and murmur: Ham glad to get home to you. It washes ibelf, boysr And they would sink into sleep or death. ''We were awoke early the next morning to discover that the Yankees had crossed the river during-tha night, and were probably well on 'their jnj towards Nashville. We were mighty glad they bad gone. Hood seemed to be stupefied at the disaster that had befaBen its. Ho allowed his discouraged army to rrmata' ia camp by that bloody bat tlefield. The men, already dispirited and doubtful of his ability as a commander, were permitted to roam at will over the corpse strewn field. I never before or after saw such a frightful battle ground. Many of the dead were shot to shreds. And I saw scores of men who had been woanded legs broken probably who hod put their thumbs into their mouths and had chewed them into shreds to keen, from crying, coward-like, as they lay exposed to the merciless fire cf the Yankees, waiting for death to keep them from voicing then- fear. Franklin was the only battlo ground I ever saw where the faces of tho majority of the dead expressed supreme fear and horror. Dead men's faces were drawn awry. Thair eyes were wide open and fear-storing. Their very atti tude as they lay prone on the ground with extended, earth-clutching fingers, and with their faces practically buried ia the soil, told the tale of mental agony they had endured before death released them. And then, the chewed thumbs, showing ths dire ful necessity they had to brace themselves to receive ikath, was inexpressibly affect ing. "The repeated disasters ve had encountered under Hood bad dampened our ardor. Tho unwise rambling of our men over the battle field of Franklin broke their spirit AVe would not fight at Nashville: wo lost that field because tho specter of Franklin, livid, with distorted features, with blood-streaming wounds, with ghastly, horror stricken eyes, chewing and crunching its thumb, stalked among us. It was in the columns as we marched. It rode astride of the Napo leon guns. It sat by our camp fires. It stood in tho trenches at Nashville. It lay in the rifle pits o' nights." Thomas ceased talking, and looked in tently and sorrowfully into the firo, as though he were searching for tho faces of the comrade bo had lost. I did not intrude on bis grief, but quietly rolled myself in my blankets and lay down, not to sleep, but to think of the horrors of tho war and of the bloody fieMs in A'irginia, on which I hail srorkfd at a cannon's muzzle. Fraxk AVilkesos. New Yoiuc, Slay 35. 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