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lewis m. grist, proprietor. I a .j'nmiln Jleurspnper: jjfor (he promotion of the political, Social, Agricultural and Commercial Interests of the South. [ TEIisiNGLEToivYTHKEE ^vre!CE'
VOLUME 41. YOEKVILLE, S. C., FltiDAY, APRIL 10, 1895. 3STUMBER 20.
[Copyrighted 1891, by American Press Associa
Caroline Fitz Hugh had watched ove:
Corporal Ratigan every day since hii
avis? Aoi<ofn1 nnrcincf Vinf
WUUiiUiii^, auu %JJ vuiviu* MM.
doubtless saved bis life. It was not fo:
the oorporal to fall in love with hii
nurse, for he had loved her ever sinci
the day he first met her. When th<
visiting party had left the house, sh<
went back to her charge, and after i
- few words of sympathy at the loss o:
his brother, putting out her hand frank
ly, and with a smile:
"Arise, Sir Hugh," she 6aid. "Yot
have been on your back long enough.
You must get used to sitting up anr
prepare to go to Ireland and to admin
ister your estate."
"Darlin," he said, looking up at he:
"It's time you were breaking yourseli
of calling me that. You must forget th<
Confederate 'telegraph worker,' go hom(
and marry one of the daughters of th(
neighboring gentry and settle down t<
become 'a fine old Irish gentleman, on<
of the rare old stock.' "
"That's a fine piotureye're makinfo:
me, and what'll ye be doin meantime?"
"Working for my country."
"And haven't ye promised ye woulc
do no more telegraph workin?"
"Oh, that duty has come to an abrupi
^ T ?1 11 V
terminauuu i x suxtxx hoc* aumui^u >
again. How con 1(1 I after the sacrifice
you and Colonel Maynard have made
for me? Besides, if seen within the Fed'
eral lines, I should be recognized, and ]
v would then deserve my fate."
"Ye'd better abandon tho cause."
"Never, so long as it is a cause. Sc
long as my brothers continue the strug
gle I will be with them."
"Then so long as the Union array is
flghtin ye Oi'll be in its ranks."
"You'll do no such thing. You will
go home, where your presence is mor(
needed?to your mother, to your ten
ants. Ireland needs all her landowners
such as you at home. That is your conntry.
You have no interest here."
"And tho United States is your country.
Yon have no othe^''
There was a silence between them foi
some moments. Ratigan laid his hand
on hers while she was looking, with a
pained expression, out of the window.
Tt? Vifvr avpk -was a far look. Her com
"Darlin," he said.
panion had strengthened certain donbtf
? which had at times come np to trouble
her as to the ultimate success, the real
motives which underlay her cause, and
with her intense, devoted nature had
led her to feel that all this vast effort
put forth by her people might in the end
avail nothing or would only, if successful,
perpetuate a wrong. Her lover saw
her troubled expression. He did not attempt
to comfort her by recalling whal
he had said. He pushed on further.
"Darlin," he said, "ye're right when
ye say Oi'm needed in Oireland. Go with
me, darim. Be me wne. Bee an tnu
intense effort, this sacrifice ye're puttin
into a cause, which Oi foresee is
doomed, be given to me tenants. The
estate is a large one, and there are hundreds
of people for ye to befriend. There
ye can wcrk to a purpose. There yer efforts
in behalf of a really downtrodden
people will be for good."
"And leave my brothers in the midst
of this horrid Btruggle? I will stay here
till the last gun is fired, till the last
blow of the hammer has riveted our
Born and bred in the south, Miss Fitz
Hugh had never seen except with sonth?
em eyos. Here was a man who was giving
her views never before open to her.
_ She had a mind capable of grasping
them and saw the strength, the solid
sense, beneath them when properly presented.
"Darlin," said the young baronet,
"the world moves on quickly. If yer
people succeed in this war, in less than
p quarter of a century ye'll either free
yer slaves or be a blot on the face of the
"Oh, Rats," she exclaimed, "why
T ni.Q* Yymat- rnn0 V/anN'n coTartar! flic
U1U X f m U1VVV JUU. AVU v~v
strength I possessed for my work. I can
nover again do my duty as I have done
it thus far."
"Darlin," he said, drawing her nearei
to him, "Oi'll replace what Oi'vo taken.
Oi'll give yo other duties, the duties
that belong to tho mistress of a fine estate,
tho duties of a woman of high degree
in a country where birth is respected
far more than here. With yotu
vigor, your strong impulses"?
"Guided by your moro steady light."
"Ye may become one of the most influential
women in the three kingdoms."
In her eyos came that humorous
twinkle he had once seen before wlier
6he stood in her buggy in tho road uj
in Tennessee and tantalized him for his
stupidity in having Deen duped Dy ner. n
"It would be nice to be"? w
. "To be what, darlin?" m
"Lady Rats," and she hid her blushes
in the pillow on which his head rested, tc
* et
The sun setting over Lookout moun- it
tain shone directly in tho faces of May- n<
- nard and his party as returning from
Ringold they rode into Chattanooga. It g<
was a glorious Ootober evening, and the "
heights towering them, covered by un- b<
r seen Confederates, reposed about the tt
s town like huge lions watching a wound- p]
1 ed animal, confident that at last it must se
f fall into their power. ei
s Dismounting before his tent, Maynard di
3 entered it, and there found a letter V
3 from his wife. She begged him to come st
J to her if it were possible, and if not to ai
? write to her. He read and reread the it
f letter again and again, and then made rc
an attempt at a reply. After writing h<
half a dozen, all of which be tore up, h:
i he abandoned the task in despair. His
position was too uncertain. The sen- tl
I tence of the court martial hung over di
him like a sullen cloud. What could he h<
say to her to comfort her? He well
r knew that the only comforting she li
needed was to know that he was not m
f miserable, and of that ho could not as- w
J sure her. pi
And so matters hung for a weeic. ra
5 Having no duties to perform, the time 111
3 passed all tko more slowly. The Coh- j*
3 federates were sending occasional shells 1E
from Lookout mountain, and as they 111
were harmless the reports were some- er
thing of a relief to Maynard, breaking 6t
the monotony of the 6ilence. He spent 01
1 much of the time thinking of what he 83
would do in case the sentence of the
6 court wero approved and carried into w
k effect He formed many plans, which 01
3 were all abandoned. At last ho settled d<
3 down to the resolve that he would go to hi
' the army in the east, enlist under an d(
assumed name and await the coming of r
some missile to end his career, as he T
had intended at Chickamauga. Si
3 One morning an orderly rode up to cc
him and handed him an order to report I
in person at General Thomas' head- <?
' quarters. Calling for his horse and for 8i
his own orderly, Jakey, to follow, he aI
mounted, and in a feverish mood darted te
3 away to obey the order. te
What did the summons mean? Some- cc
5 thing definite in his affairs had come
about; that he felt reasonably sure of. he
Perhaps the papers of the court in his hi
case had bean found. Perhaps they had aI
been made out in duplicate. The latter w
supposition was the most likely. His th
offense could not be ignored. Indeed he
I 1^1 M/vf fn Uorn if innnvn/1 TKA W
^ sentence mnsfc be either set aside or car- re
k ried into effect. Dismissal would be far te
more desirable than living in suspensa
All these matters rushed through his
mind while he rode to respond to the Ti
summons. The nearer he drew to headquarters
the less hopeful he became.
After all, was it not absurd to expect m
.anything except that new papers had y(
been made, the sentence forwarded "ap- th
proved," and he was now to be inform- er
ed that he was no longer in the army? 01
General Thomas could do much for him, BC
but there was not a general in the army Bc
who had a high.er sense of a soldier's
obligations than he. How was it possi- w
ble that so great a leader, so rigid a disciplinarian,
one with such high concep- 01
tions, could do aught in his case but A
approve the sentence? And now he was P1
sending for him to inform him of his
I degradation. ^
I Following this reasoning, by the time w
I he arrived at headquarters his expecta- *>'
[ tions were at the lowest ebb. He dis- m
1 mounted, and so preoccupied was he that 86
; he left his horse standing without fasI
tening her, but Jakey rode forward and
seized tho rein. Maynara gavo his name
to an orderly and in a few minutes
stood before the man whose Very presence
was quite sufficient to strike terror of
into the heart of a delinquent. ec
But the first face on which Maynard's h<
eyes rested was not that of the general. tc
Another was there to greet him, one tl
who, ho knew, whether ho wore honor- m
ed or disgraced, would never love him T.
the less. It was his wife. The thought b<
flashed through his brain, "She is here se
to comfort nie when the blow falls."
He wanted to fly to her embrace. The fii
impulse was checked. He saw that she ?1
burned to fly to him, but she, too, re- is
cfrT?inod hprcplf fnr there. between W
i them, towered the figure of the general. ti
i Maynard gave him a quick glance, but tii
could discover nothing in his counte- to
nance to indicate what his fate would of
i be. These glances, these surmises, last- to
ed but for a moment, for the general th
"I have sent for you to inform you of ar
' your status in the army." to
. Maynard bowed his bead and waited. w
"The offense for which you were
tried," the general spoko slowly and tl
impressively, "was too grievous to be
overlooked. It would have pleased me 01
i in the case of so brave a man to set it M
> aside, but such a course would have con- to
doued that which, if it should go unpun- Ci
ished, would strike at the very founda- w
tion of militarv discipline. In liberating of
i t-.
> a spy intrusted to your care you vioias- **
i ed a sacred trust aud assumed an au- ta
> thority such as is not accorded to any
one save the president of the United
States." fa
Maynard did not raise his eyes from b<
> the ground. He knew what was coming, tc
and a shiver passed over him. Si
"A new set of papers were prepared
and sent to me. I forwarded them"?
Maynard's eyes were almost starting fr
from their sockets. tc
"With my approval." at
"Oh, general!" gasped the stricken Bi
man, catching at the tent pole for a sup5
port. Laura could with difficulty keep
i her seat, so eager was she to fly to him. y<
) "They have also been approved by the
s president, and you have been dismissed
om tne service or the "United States,
ith forfeiture of all pay and emolulents."
Maynard tried to speak. He wished
> say that he could not complain of the
intence?that, considering the offense,
was merciful?but his tongue would
at obey him.
"So much for your punishment," the
meral went on after a slight pause.
There aro other matters, however, to
i considered. These <*re your youth,
le circumstances under which you were
laced, the voluntary sacrifice of yourilf
made to save another and in obediA?tr??
i?foHnti nf rnnr
nty in repaying a sacred obligation.
7hile these considerations do not deroy
the act or its pernicious effect as
3 example, they show conclusively that
did not spring from base motives, but
ither in obedienco to a strong sense of
mor, which a soldier should hold in
ighest esteem."
When the general began to speak of
lese palliating circumstances, Maynard
id nut hear him. As he proceeded,
jwever, his attention was arrested.
"Furthermore, there are your brilant
services, both as a scout and yet
ore recently in tho battle through
hich we have just passed. I have taken
iins to learn of your services in the
inks on tho 19th of September and was
yself a witness to your gallantry on
10 ridge on tho 20th. I cannot find it
i my heart to fail in my acknowledgeuts
to any man, however ho may have
red. who encaged in that desperate
ruggle, which was a turning point in
ir fortune and may be said to have
ived us all from rout or capture.
"Besides for more than a year I have
atched your career with interest. I
n suro that you are possessed of unmbted
military talents, perhaps of a
igh order. I believe it to be true wisjin
on the part of the government to
itaiu those talents for the country,
berefore, in tho interest of the United
;ates and for gallant and meritorious
induct at the battle of Chickamauga,
have suggested your name to tho presimt
for tho appointment of brigadier
meral of volunteers. A batch of such
jpointments, including yours, was yesrday
sent to the senate, and I have a
legram announcing that they were all
Suddenly it seemed as if there had
ien a loosening of invisible cords that
id been holding husband and wife
>art In the fraction of a second they
ere locked in each other's arms. Tears,
ie usual mode of expression of deep feelg
in woman, did not como only to the
ife. Yet in a measure tho sexes were
versed. Laura was more smiles than
ars. Maynard only wept.
S<">ou remembering in whose presence
) stood, Maynard disengaged himself,
arning to General Thomas:
"General," he said in a broken voice,
[ cannot?thanks are nothing?time
ust show how well I appreciate what
>u have done. Is there another man in
ie army who could afford to take so
ilarged a view in such a case? Is there
ie with so farseeing an eye, 60 keen a
use of a soldier's duty, tempered with
> kind a heart?"
Maynard paused for a moment. Then
ith a sudden burst of enthusiasm:
"But who shall reward the man who
1 that terrible day held together the
rmy of the Cumberland? Can the
Ant/l/vnf V?Apfrt*Tt o *1 nrlfinnnfo **0 T"1 Lr 9 I
,UOlUCUb UCOIUYY UU au^uuvv &uuat
fould the title of full 'general' avail?
ol It is for the people to reward you
ith a title, not given by an individual,
it by the common consent of vast
asses?not only for a day, but so long
i there 6hail be a history of this war?
ie Rock of Chickamauga."
Laura Maynard, after a long period
' solicitude as to her husband?detainI
at homo by a temporary illness of
3r child?bad at last found it possible
i go and seek him. She had arrived on
ie morning of the news of his appointent
and at once sought General
bomas' headquarters. There she had
sen informed of the status, and a mesnger
was at once sent for her husband.
Leaving the tent where Maynard had
est been plunged in despair only to be
evated to a condition of mind borderig
on ecstasy, the two sought a hotel,
here Laura could be made comfortable
II tho next day, and there passed the
me in going over the period since they
id parted and rejoicing at the outcome
the singular complications which fate
id beon pleased co bring down upon
ie husband.
But all meetings must have an end,
id at last the husband, departing, rode
his tent. There ho found a messenger
aiting for him.
" 'Flag of truce' wants to see you on
ie picket line, sir."
Without' dismounting, the newly
eated general rode in the direction of
ission ridge and met "the flag" at its
ise. There stood a mounted party of
onfederates, one of them bearing a
hite flag, headed by an officer, a 6on
' the south who spoke every word as
lough it were of momentous impornco,
never omitting the word "sir."
"Are you Colonel Maynard, sir?"
"I am, or at least 1 was. I hardly
low what I am just now. I should not
) surprised to be informed that I was
command all the armies of the United
The officer looked puzzled.
"I am the bearer, sir, of a messago
om Corporal Sir Hugh Ratigan. He is
be married at 7 o'clock this evening
; General Bragg's headquarters on Mison
"The devil he is!"
"That is his intention, sir. He desires
iur presence."
"Whom does he marry?"
"Miss Caroline Fitz Hugh."
"1 have been more surprised at other
announcements, I confess. I don't wonder
he invites me to his wedding, since
I helped him to a wife."
"Shall I transmit your acceptance of
the invitation, 6ir?"
"On one condition."
"Please name it, sir."
"I fear it will be unacceptable to
Colonel Fitz Hugh, who will doubtless
be the host or one of tho hosts. He will
not likely yield in a matter of etiquette
which I must insist on. "
"Colonel Fitz Hugh cannot be present,
sir. He is now in your rear with onr
cavalry completing the starvation of
your army in Chattanooga by destroying
your lines of supply."
"H'm. I was not aware of any hunger
in our ranks. Indeed my request is,
knowing that your own larder in the
Confederacy 1b not exactly abundant;
that the horn of plenty is not burying
you like Herculaneum under the ashes
of Vesuvius; that the blockade"?
"The blockade is not effective, sir,"
interrupted the officer stiffly.
"Has somewhat reduced your wine
cellars, my condition is, I say, that I
may be permitted to bring half a dozen
cases of ohampagne for tho weddiDg
"I assure you, sir, that it is not necessary.
We are getting cargoes of wine
from Havre by a regular line of steamers.
It is your own mess tables at Chattanooga
that are doubtless bereft of beverages,
owing to the fact that our General
Wheeler is circus riding in Tennessee.
leaving no road or railroad open
to you "
"Do you consent that I shall bring
the w:ne?"
"I do, sir, but shall claim for the
host, a general officer related to the
bride, the privilege of supplying an
equal number of cases."
"Agreed. I will meet you here at 6
o'clock this evening, when you can conduct
mo and my party to the place where
the ceremony is to take place. You may
bow a9 trATi nlaoeo fhof T cVtall pntlQlflor
the invitation extended to my wife,
whom I will bring with me."
"Wo shall feel highly honored, 6ir,
at Mrs. Mayuard's presence. Am I to
infer, sir, that yonr wife has been able
to roach you over the burned bridges
and trostlework in your rear?"
"She has found no difficulty whatever
in joining me."
Maynard failed to add that Laura had
only como a few miles to meet him.
"Good day, sir," said the officer, raising
his hat. "I shall expect you at 6."
"Good day. I will be on time."
And each rode away in the direction
of their respective camps.
Maynard's offer of the wine had coir e
about in this wise: Jakey, during the
previous week, had been investigating
such empty houses as he could find in
Chattauooga and had loaded himself
down with knickknacks, such as china
ornaments, pictures, crockery, outlery,
including even daguerreotypes. On one
occasion he thought ho had discovered a
box of muskets. This he reported to
Colonel Maynard, whom he persuaded
to go with him to a cellar near by and
n, Knareh for concealed arms. The
muskets were found, besides half a dozen
cases of champagne, which had doubtless
been there 6iuce the beginning of
the war.
Upon leaving tho picket line Maynard
rode to tho house where ho had
seen the wine and secured it for the
evening, placing a guard over it. Then
he went to tho botol and bade Laura get
ready to attend a wedding.
There was consternation in tho Confederate
camp when the < .licer returned
with tho information that tho Yankee
had tried to bluff him by claiming the
privilege of bringing champagne with
him, and that ho had claimed tho right
for tho hosts to furnish an equal amount
The tolegraph was set in motion at once,
directing search to be made in all the
neighboring towns for the required beverage.
Dalton, Cleveland and other
points were ransacked without success.
About 2 o'clock in the afternoon, as
despair was settling on the Confederates,
a telegram was received that some
champagno had been found in Atlanta
The authorities there were directed to
send it by special locomotive, marking
it: "Ammunition. Forward with dis'
At 7 o'clock Maynard, accompanied
by Laura and Jakoy, who was always
with him, besides a wagon containing
th'e case of wine, were at the appointed
place on the picket line, where they
were met by the Confederate "flag."
Transferring tho wine to the backs of
pack mules, all started up the side of
Mission ridge to General Bragg's headquarters.
As they approached the crest a body I
.1 i._ ?QC-?? ? on<rtoIno^o I
OX V>0QI0Cl6rUH6 ULLLUUrD, n uaYa*vMuw |
in gray and gold lace, rode out to meet
them. They were received by the relative
of the bride?an uncle?referred to
by the officer who brought the invitation.
He was an oldorly man, of a dignified
and serious mien. The party were
conducted to a large marquee set up for
the wedding feast. There they alighted,
and the wine was unloaded and carried
A few minutes before 7 o'clock the
guests were conducted to a knoll, on the
summit of which had been erected a
canopy of flowers, and where stood a
group of Confederates of high rank.
On the eastern horizon stood the full
moon. Below to the east was the battlefield
of Chickamauga. To tho west, the
Army of tho Cumberland, besieged in
Chattanooga, on half rations. As the
guests approached, the groom, still in
his uniform of a corporal, attended by
his best man?a Confederate noncommissioned
officer of good family, detailed
for tho occasion?was seen moving
from tho north toward the knoll. At
the samo moment the bride, attired in a
dress made of acoarso wliito stuff, mauufactured
in tho Confederacy, and attended
by several bridesmaids, who had
come from a distance to officiate, approached
from tho south. Tho two met
on tho knoll under tho canopy. An officer
of high rank, who was also a bishop
in tho church, stepped forward, and Corporal
Sir Hugh Ratigau and Carolino
Fitz Hugh were made one. The only
lamp to light the nuptials was tho round
moon in tho east. Tho only canopy, save
that composed of flowers, was tho broad
.ilmrp. in which the stars had
only just appeared for tho night. The
only wedding bells wero occasional
booms from gun9 on Lookout mountain.
Tho ceremony over, tho bride and
groom repaired to tho marquee, lighted
with candles, where they took positiou
to receive the congratulations of tho
company. All gave way to Colonel and
Mrs. Maynard, who offered theirs first.
"We must give you up, I suppose,"
said Laura to the bride, "just as we
would like to know you better. You go
abroad, I suppose."
"No, I remain here."
"But Sir Hugh will go?"
"Yes, as 6oon as he can get his discharge.
He goes to Virginia from here,
where he will pass through the lines to
Washington and will put his case in
the hands of tho British minister. He
anticipates no trouble in gotting a discharge
from the Federal army and hopes
to sail within a month for Ireland."
"And you?" asked Laura, in some
surprise that the bride could bear to part
so soon with her husband.
"I? I remain with my people till the
last gun has been fired. We have argued
that question, and such is my decision."
"Moi decisions," observed thegroom,
"aro a thing of the past"
Leaving the newly married pair,
Colonel Maynard approached the master
of ceremonies, the bride's uncle.
"General," ho said, "I esteem it a
privilege that you have waived your
right to furnish all the viands for the
wedding feast and have permitted me
to contribute. There," pointing to the
boxes of wine he had brought, "are six
cases of champagne, which I beg you
to accept as a contribution from the
Army of Chattanooga."
At a signal from the officer addressed
a negro removed a blanket covering a
dozen boxes in a corner of the tent,
which had come a hundred miles and
naa not Deen in position tea iuhjuicb.
"I see your six coses, general, and go
you six cases better."
"Having no further resources at
^hand," saidMaynard, bowing, "I retire
from the game."
"Hannibal," said the Confederate,
"you may advance the force in the first
box to a position in line on the table."
"Yes, sah, " said the person addressed.
And seizing a saber standing in the corner
he unsheathed it with a flourish
and pried open a box of the wine. In a
moment a dozen bottles were standing
on the table like a platoon of soldiers.
"Now, Hannibal, you may fire the
opening 6hot."
Hannibal broke the wires, and a
"pop," a far more welcome sound than
those that had been so recently and frequently
heard by all present, announced
that the feast was not only set, but
"I must apologize for our glassware,"
said the master of ceremonies. "Our
champagne glasses were all shattered by
the concussions at Chickamauga."
And well be might The array consisted
of tin caps, "wooden cups, glass
cups and tumblers, all either cracked,
broken or dented. And as a circle was
formed to pledge, the bride and groom
one Confederate screened himself behind
his comrades to avoid being seen
drinking from a gourd. When the contents
of 18 cases?a regiment of "dead
soldiers"?lay on toe table, the guests
prepared to depart The last words had
beon spoken by General and Mrs. Maynard
and by Sir Hugh and Lady Ratigan.
Jakey, who had thus far wandered
about unobserved, though not unobserving,
stepped up to the bride and
groom. Though ho had not tasted the
wine, his eyes glistened with intoxication
at the union of his two friends,
whose attachment he had noticed from
the first
"Miss Baggs, air you uns 'n Sir Rats
goin ter ride roun Tennessee some more
In the chicken coop?"
There was a burst of laughter from
the party, and Lady Ratigan, with a
blush, informed Jakey that the chioken
coop was broken in pieces.
"I didn't know nuthin 'bout that
Reckon Sir Rats'd find it handy in Ireland.
It's kind o' funny you uns startin
out way up by th' mountings 'n
fetchin up down hyar, nigh outer th'
Georgy line." And Jakey surprised the
company by giving the only "ha, ha"
that had to this moment ever been heard
to issue from his serious lips.
As the guests descended the side of
the mountain a cheer was heard in the
direction of Chattanooga. They stopped
and listened. A man rode out from the
Union picket line to meet them.
"What's that cheering?" asked General
"Ole Pap's in command of the Army
of the Cumberland."
fiST Mrs. Fogg always tries to say the
proper thing, but does not invariably
succeed in saying it. Her husband
had been very ill all the winter, and
her pastor had visited her several
times. As spring approached the sick
man grew better and on one occasion,
while the reverend gentleman was in
the house, he took occasion to congratulate
the woman on the condition
of her husband. "Yes, John has been
pretty sick," said the wife mournfully,
"and I was afraid he wouldn't see no
more hot weather this side of eternity.'
sjtlisrcllanraus ratling.
It is not so much what you say,
As the manner in which you say it;
It is not so much the language you use,
As the tones in which you convey it.
"Come here!" I sharply said,
And the baby cowered and wept;
"Come here!" I cooed and he looked and
And straight to my lap he crept.
The words may be mild and fair,
And the tones may pierce like a dart;
The words may be soft as a summer air,
And the tones may break the heart.
For words but come from the mind,
And grow by study and art;
But the tones leap forth from the inner
And reveal the state of the heart.
Whether you know it or not,
Whether you mean or care,
ttontlnnouu kmdnPMs love, and hate.
Envy and anger are there.
Then would you quarrels avoid
And in peace and love rejoice,
Keep anger not only out of your words,
But keep it out of your voice.
Do We Ever Keally Forget
Anything??The brain of mankind
has been defined as a kind of phonographic
cylinder, which retains impressious
made upon it through the
medium of the senses, particularly
through the eyes and ears. If this be
true, memory must depend for its
intensity or retentive qualities upon
the degree of observation with which
the record is made. Nor is this all.
If memory's record is kept in the
shape of indentations upon the folds
of brain matter, are they ever entirely
effaced? In other words, do we ever
really forget antbiug? May it not be
that in the inner depths of the brain
memory has stored up recollections of
things which are never again purposely
returned to, perhaps, but which
instantly spring into being and flash
through the mind whenever we hear
or see something which recalls them ?
There are several well-known mental
phenomena which strengthen the theory.
We know that memory often
brightens during the last moments of
life, and there are cases on record
where Germans, French, Spaniards
and others, who, upon falling sick in
this country, scores of years after having
entirely forerotten their native
languages, recovered and used them
upon their death-beds. There is a
theory that in all such cases the braiu
folds have relaxed, just as do the
muscles and cords of the limbs and
body, and that by so doing they expose
to the mind's monitor indentations
(recollectiousj which were long since
folded up and put away as material
that could not be of any particular
use. Think of these things.
Flag of Truce.?It would be hard
to find a more amusiug instance of the
beggardly condition in which soldiers
of the field are sometimes found than
that given years ago by General Gordon,
in an account of the various scenes connected
with the surrender of Lee's
When General Gordon determined
to send a Hag of truce to General Sheridan,
he summoned Major Hunter of
his staff, and ordered him to carry a
flag of truce forward.
"General, I have no flag of truce,"
replied Major Hunter.
"Get one," said the general, curtly.
"General," he replied again, "we
have no flag of truce in our command."
"Take your handkerchief and put it
on a stick and go forward."
"T hnvp nn handkerchief, treneral."
"Borrow one, and go forward with
"General, there is no haudkerehief
in the staff'."
"Then, major, use your shirt."
"You see, general, that we all have
on flannel shirts."
At last one man was found who still
had a white shirt; a part of it was
torn off, and with this remarkable emblem
tied to a stick, the major went
forward toward the enemy's line.
Can This he True ??A preacher
came at a newspaper man in this way :
"You editors dare not tell the truth.
If you did you could not live: your
newspapers would be a failure." The
editor replied, "You are right. And
the minister who will at all times and
under all circumstances tell the whole
truth about the members of his church,
alive or ueaa, win nor occupy rne puipit
more than one Sunday, and then
he will find it necessary to leave town
in a hurry. The press and the pulpit
go hand in hand with the whitewash
brushes and pleasant words magnifying
little virtues into big ones. The
pulpit, the pen and the gravestone are
the great saint-making triumvirate."
And the minister went away, very
thoughtful, while the editor turned
to his work, and told about the surpassing
beauty of the bride, while, in
fact, she was as homely as a hedge
60" Father?Now, see here! if you
marry that young pauper, how on
earth are you going to live? Sweet
Girl?O, we have figured that all
out. You remember that old hen my
aunt gave me? "Yes." "Well, I've
been reading a poultry circular, and I
find that a good ben will raise 20
chicks in a season. Well, the next
season that will be 21 liens, and as
each will raise 20 more chicks, that
will be 420. The next year the number
will be 8,400, the following year
168,000, and the next 3,3G0,000 ! Just
think ! At only 50 cents apiece we
will then have $1,680,000. Then, you
dear old papa, we'll lend you some
money to pay ofT the mortgage on this
house."?New York Weekly.

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