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I theeght s4e warn $lovely mlght~
As daietlly arrayed in white,
With rosy cheeks and glato-' brigb%
That summjer day
Shen played croquet
Until beneath a shade tree
I etopped to reef. whi-h chancedt to he
Where is the lkithen I e nuld mm.
That cemntr- day
She played croquet
And the-re alnett I. that hot place
Her neithier client with eac-won, faro,
LAd iruned a gown all frill mind Ia xe,
That enuomir day
She played croqaut.
A mewn, the vary rounterpeat
Of that she wore with withintlg art;
And Mahwedid not wn iti heart
That ausnnjr day
She played ereqaet
Well-nigh twenty years have passed
mince the mouand of the lest gun of the
war of the Rlebelion died away in ml
teon. The enmnitiem engende redhy the
bitter struggle are buried with the na
lion'. dead. The blue and gray who
fell iI. peacefully aide by aile, and we,
the blne aad gray who live, have clasped
bandla togfether, and spoken loyal woedin
of ceertnsy and fuiendsahip.
But the children of that dark heur
have grown to he young mi-n and womn
ean, and know little of war but it. holi
day pomp aad glory; mo I have be-ought
thin little sketcb from memory's port
folio that they may cat'h a passing
glinmpse of its stern reality, and part
ly. too,, that they mnay ace how suffer
tog heroiam smentinea Ande ies home
in young, brave hearta.
Early in the year IPA I~ the Union for-
oem. in one of the r,'gitaontn of which I
was a'a offit-er, lay .'ne wiped near Wil
*ington. North ( -lina. There bed
been an exohange o-tisonern, and the
miek from Antlermouville bad been car
tied by boat down the Cape Fear Rlyer
Partly from sympathy, sand partly,
perhapss from curiosity, I had come is
from our camp, which was located a
bawmailes ut of the city, to visit the
hospital. An old brick warehouse was
utilised far this purpose. It was salag.
low, narrow buildiag sand the sick -s
Wsa the doar, with their heade to ths
wall, a two iwa up sad dowa the
ream. Ae I entered from the street
sad pawed lewl along betwesa them,
the was, haggard bees. of the sick me.
seemed ghastly is the uncertaia light.
It was a fence.n sad desolate sick-room.
indeed, sad I dad not wanedr that the
pear fellows were discouraged sad al.
AalImoesd ealIwas startled at see
Jog wat seemed to be the fees of a
mere ehild sinong the sick men-a led
of net avar thirtesa years--propped up
against the wall. A tattered old bias
hat earered bh. Hie heir was loegsand
maglected his hshacks sunken and fever- amot
IIadgv s ea of the pitiable,
skeeto-llke hinessof the little fel
low.On is rmswashardly sany
deal. Hs keespoitedtheworn
blanket sharply as It covered them, sand
his diseaseed feet had brooms utterly
liblesi, with the tow sand the ball of
the foot entirely goes from oce of them.
I wash harbrer at the sighrt; bet as
the poor Utie sufe-er notiead may
startled leek, he said, In a bright, cheery
voice, "They slat good for much, are
they. leutenast? see here!" sand to
my anapeakabiedismar. with his Langers
ha brokeeof a piece of the dead Sash.
as one would mnap of the sad of a chalk
W.hile I shuddered at th. sight, my
hiant was take. eaptive by the esher.
btl.uran tst spiit of thebo. Oh.
oeae his hair, sad In a shortd time
had him to dleem clothrr,4 sad unader a
t Mskhet. He was so pIatin,
and enthunalastic over sca
suathat my adfhratioa sad af
trtelittle fellow rapidly to.
"0 lisutmnant, slat they just spiem.
did? haha brst out as he frst saw the
cew blue hiouse with its bright brass
battens, sad felt of thre soft blanket.
Ala% Ija Io be clean agins! I
with I scod myself sow. You'ro
sightgeedt me, sir, sad I thank you
VolHe ost havebe a beautiful b
batore privatse. and disease had eai
atad him. He had thick, early, brown
tells. an a blein hich there nestled
the ahadew of what must have baee a
sharmie dimple. Exposure and sick.
som cludedbut not entirely
~iaa fair, c~igar compleion~, arid he
I retained a frank and wonderfully
winaing smile, sand out of his eyes
looked a doustlem spirit, which evil as
seaateass had failed to oorrupt or cap
tivity to subdue.
He was, sa worda boy whom every
woma would have been drawn to and
have loved, whom any man might have
baaa proud to sail hid aons.
His name, he sold me, was Arthur
Pess, his hems in Ohio, his mother a
wedew. He was a drummer-boy, had
b-sopw~dsm months before
whie wituasdinualios train, and
had endured all the privatloes of prison
life ever simes. SIskucee had hick..
his eonetitutioa, and reduced him to a
shadow. He was week and feverish.
His one great desire was tojget home to
hie. mother, whom he seeme to idolize.
Taking my hand, he said,
"It was pretty hard, som~times, when
there wasn't anything to eat and I was
siek, sand it wan wet and cold. Some
timees I was so loneeome and h~oiieeick I
couldn't help erying. and it seemed an
if I never shalaou get home, But it's all
o'ver now. Jim going home to mother.
I wish you knew herh lentenant. She's
the dearest, lovsdlat soother In the
wrorhld and oh, I do love her so! Do
you suppose shell know me?"
"Why, of course shell know you,
andl shell be very proud of you, too," I
"Do you really think she will? You
don't think these will niake any differ.
ence, do von?" ha asked, chokingly, as
he pointed to his crippled feet.
.N a. no, no, my dear boy. She will
only love you a thoueand times the
"'Tm glad you think so, lieutenant."
and he went on to picture his coming
home--how his mother would fold him
in her arms and Lise himu again and
again, and how his little brother and ma.
t."r would listen to hisastories with wide'.
open eyes, and howhbe would run out to
see his old school-feflows-here, as the
thought of his poor, useless feet dashedl
through his mind, his voice faltered, a
tsear stole out from under the long lash.
es, asho laid his head on my shoulder.
But it was only for a moment. The
brave little soul was up again.
"You see I abnt used to it yet," he
said, with a pathetic smijle. as he brushed
away the tears. As he talked of his
faraway home his eyes grew an bright
and he seemed an fresh and strong that
I began to think perhaps he would live
to reach homie. But be soon wearied
and fell into a restless sleep, his head
still on my shoulder, his hands clasped
about my" arm, as If he feared that some I
way in his sloop he might be taken
As I peassed out,!I asked a surgeon ifi
it wouldnot be well to send for his I
mother. He said It would he useless, I
as thehboy couldunot possibly live the
week out. That night I obtained leave I
to remain at the hospital aday or two.
When I went down nett morning my
little friend was expecting me, and
when he saw me coming hlaface lighted.
"Good morning," said I; "how did
yes rest last night?"
"re. glad you've come early, lieutes.'
ant. rve had the strangest dream, and I
aglow with plesr at my coming and
ezitemesat sleet his drema. I bathedJ
his face and hands, brushed the cluster. I
lag hair, and told him meanwhile that I
was golng totke Dareof him for aday I
or two, and was amply padfor It by
his delight and 0aeu 1 tee~
"And now," said I, let's hearbi w -
xouse."hsepgean, "after yon left
me last night I west right to sleep, emit
thought I wae somewhere else, only I
didn't know where it was, hut I could
lock up end s- the stare In the sky.
It seemed to me there were never so
many bef ore. And they kept twinkling
so that Ithought that something must
he the matter, and I found otsome
way that they were all very angry be
cause the moon hed been coming up so
early the lest few nights.
"then, all of a audden, while Iwas
thinking sbout the stars, there wee m
old drum lyIngbymy side. Where it
came from Idntknow, and I didn't
care, either. Oh, but I was glad tomwe
it o-e morel1
"I picked it up, alung the strap over
mnyunek, andhegan to plyto seel if t
was all right. It UOUI4juet as It
used to, andthere wasn't as mnle thing
broken or wrong about It. You c gt
guese hew good It seemed to he atenit
"The I thought I'de it Ieould re
gain with the Assembly, and I could
pLay It just eat well -o ever I could,an
else, till looked up a minute,-m
then, whet d)you think?
"The sky wee just as full a- culd he
of shooting stern. I couldn't Imagine
whet It all meant; hut I watched the
stars, and 1 saw, pretty qumick, that
they had heard the drum-celland were
hurrying up from every direction, end
falling into line just lik~e soldiers.
"The biggest stars were the generals,
the next biggest were the colonel., and
then came the iieutenant-colonela and
the majors, the captains and lieuteaunts
and the sergeants and the corporals;
and thelittleat stare ofsall were the prlv
"Well, when I saw what they were
doing, I kept right on at the Assembly,
untr there was a great army of stars
drawn up rIght across the sky. I didn't
know what they were going todo, butlI
guessed they were gatting ready to at
tack the moon. and adrlyeback oat of
"And so, when every star was in its
place and the ranks all dreseed, I sound
ed the Advance and the army moved off
jnat like veterans. There wasn't a single
break in the line. When they had
marched up pretty near to where the
moon was intrenched, I beat the Charge,
and the hrave little stars rushed right
ep into the face of the enemy.
"Then I thought there was a terrible
battle. But before long I began to mne
Iret one poor, pale littlc star. and then
another, and another, fell hack and
drop down, down, down through the
sky, until they were lost out of ssght,
snd I thought. Oh, the poor febows,
they maet be the killed and the winsd
..l and the missiag.
"And all the while th, moos didn't
give way at alL. Pretty moon my poor
stars began to fall faset~r and faster.
until thousanda and thousands went
dropping, falling down out of the sky.
"And I just couldn't sntend It any
longer, for you see, I was on the stars'
elilc. so I beet the Retreat a. hard a. I
couldl. and then the army began to fall
heck. But there were great galpe in
the line and hundred. of stragglers.
Every little while some poor etar, that
had been wounded and couldn't keep up
any long.,, would go sinking alowly
down out of sight.
"0 lieutenant! How sorry I felt for
them. And I noticed that the night
had grown darker, and I tho~ught. that
is brecane so many bright stars were
killed in the fight, andi becanee the
eyes of the reat are all full of t'anaior
their lost comrades and their defeat.
"Thea they all looked so tired mad
sleepy thatla ounded Tape at once, and
the whole army put out their light. and
turned in and want to sleep right away.
"Pretty soon I thouh it was senrise,
and I umped p beat the Reveille,
and w Iwas rattling away I thought
a part of (len. fiberman's army came
marching by. There were the cavalry,
with thei ;angling sabres, and the ar
tillery, with their brass gnu.ns as right
en gold, and then thousands and thone
anda of Infantry, with their muekets all
at rlght-a,%oulder-shift. And I thought
there wae ene splendid drum corp..
The life. soundedl out loud and shrill,
just en they used to, and the drums.
there must have benen twenty-five of
them,-andl the rat-tat-tat of the miares,
and the boom, boom of the big bars fel.
lows fairly set me crazy.
"Oh I was wld tohe marching along
with the reetl! They were playing
'When Johnny Comnea Marching Hoane,
and I struck right in with the old drum
and played my very beet. I don't know
what it was happened then, but I think
thme drum must have got wing. acme
wasv, for it rose right up in the air, and
I with it, and we went up over the roofs
and chimneys, and the wood. and the
hills; but all the while I could hear
that sphindid drum-cop playing
'When Johnny Conmes Marcha Hme,
though I couldn't me the troop. any
more. So I kept on beating away for'
hear life, for t was a little frightemed
at irst wheu I sawbhow high up we
"But moon the fifes and the drum.
began to sound fainter and fainter. and
ut the very LI )meat when I couldn't'
rear themat all--oaly think of it t I
okickd down, and riglat there wader a
was the very old achooihous where I
mined to go6 chool. And then there
was old DecnIngall's, who livesadown
dom. b the a oe you know.
leet hvoed ý we h aw-mill and
'bharley brown's house end the Metho
list Church, and then, 0 lesutemant,
here was home and mother end the
blildren and Carlo, all looking up at
"And thea,--oh the dear, we
sweet mother!t-! was down in thleai
lkee a Sek, with my arms roundhe
neek, and she laughed and cried and
kisead me over and over m sand
celhld me her dear, brave sode-boy.
"I cuiedjest like a baby, I was so
hap.It seamed at if I never eould
love ha, enough. And when I looked
around to speak bn the childrea, the
neighbors were com~ing over from every
direction, and they allsemed to be
gom.in d ybr a the dearol
drum beating away all of iteelf, just as
hard asever it could, 'When Johnny
Cormnea rching Home.'
Intito alieutenant, that 'twat
only adream? Oh, if the good God
only knew how I want to ate my moth
er, He'd surely make it come true. Do
you, do you really think I sau start
He wee wide awake and cheerful due
ing the day, and talked a great deal
about his friends and his home, hut he I
was evidently Waking fast. Towards
evening he grew silent, and seemed un
conaclone of my prewesne. It may be
that he was lstening to the geatle
voices of the angels,eas they told him
lie had reached its elose. It may be
thatthe ityig dyitng wiehGof'
the brave litgrtle soul, hsand gvenhi
eight, end communion with mother I
he soloved end longed for. After a I
while the ncled eyes slowly opened, I
and he gaged steadily into my face. I
Then, without aslugle traee of fear in I
his countenance, hut with such a deep,
pitiful disappointment in bin voice that
it nearly broke my heart, he eaid,- I
" I know now, leutensat. I ahall
neversee mother ¶113."
him.gnd that up his wars with a
feeble aelrt, his eyes pleaded that I
would takeahim in myarse. Ak!I I I
oll es deottrpa eent lit-' a
that I would not leavve him. Is epoke
to him of the tenderneea, the gentleness
and love of the Great Heart that holds
the littleonues ofearth in its apeela
care. He asked me to sing "Homre
Sweet Home" for him, and at the lath
note died away, he touched my face
I snmoothed hack the curly brown
hair and received his simple meseagea I
for "mother and the children." And
there inthe soft graytwilight, his head
ont mysoulder, with one poor little
ar mbu mnook. God's messenger
tokhmt iebetter home en high.
ToE BATTII i Til liTifli
Quick growths decay quickly. Na
,º.,ean's preecoity astonished the world,
but hia early failure of faculite. is
Iually wonderful. After the hattlesof
l~ckmanlm he was barely a second rate
r"neral. Aspern was a failure. Wa
gram was a failure. The entire Russian
camnpaign wee a failure. At Lntzen lee
was barely not def.-ated. At enautze,
with overwhelming forces, he con
puered, but madne no priso mere. His
victory at Dremlela was sdue chieflly to a
lucky topography. By pushing Van
lemama into peril and utt 'nly falling it)
support him, that General's army was
annihilated. By pushing Ondinot, and
afterwarad Nay, too far north at tiroes
lieereu and Dewisewita, and MacDon
a1d too far mouth at Katabsee, their ar
mines were defentaed ead almoat ruined.
In abort, the campaign of the Elba was
a failure. Napoleonas management was
had. Even the illiterate aal atupid
ltlucher outwitted him.
The nations were combined against
Napoleon . lipsi, England. aubstan
tially all the Germanic sovereign ulos,
Sweden and Norway and Russia and
Austria, tharoagh his viciona statesman
ship, were in alliance and were resolve)
to conquer or die. In October, 191:1,
he had become much weakened by sue
measive disa'atera. Thei allie's determn
ined on a hold movement. lis-hwartr~en
laerg. in command of the Austrian snd
Runasian forces, marcedo to his rear
trom the south, and Blucher with Pru.4
diana and Bernadlotte with Swedes from
the North. made a like nmovemnent.
Their purpose was to unite at Leipzigt.
Napoleon was then at Dresden. The
allies were imumen-aly superior to haire
in numbers. A military tyro ought to
have known that a concr-ntration of him
forces wee necKssary. Em '.iallv was a
concentration neces-sary whn hia coin
'nunia-ation with France was threatened.
'napoleon saw clearly his peril. Week.
before he forwarded to his War Minis
ter in Paris an order to man and pro
viaion fortresses along the Rhine with a
view to defensive warfare on that fron
tier. Yet when he saw his conamunica.
tiona threatsened from both north and
mouth and the destruction of his army
imminent, he delayed. His mind seemed
In Iaddition to the armv which he ar
tually led into bottl, at Leipzig, he had
m ro thean 00,000 excellent troops seat.
toted in different garrisons on and near
the Baltic sand em the Elbe. Though
treatened with destruction, he allowed
them to remannia and all were finally
take, prisoners. Even whom ha did
quit Dresden to march to Leipsig.hohbad
teimonToo e W heritoncf gDresden,
deburg~u, mkg a total of 90,000. It¶s
inexplicable tat Napoleon allowed
those to remain 1dle. Though time
was terribly precious, and though the
weather was cold and rainy. he made a
cimuitous routo, my which ho wasted 150
miles of march, lost 12,000 men for ser
vic, through expaseuro and consequent
sickness, loitered four days at Duben
and brought his army into Leipzig ex
hausted. Ho reached Leipzig October
15. His main army was posted sbout
five miles south of Leipzig and on a
slight ridge, which gave him an advan
tage of position. Though his lane of
battle was about four mnilies long, yet
the country was so levol and so free
from forests that he was abe from an
elevated point to survey the field. To
his 115,000 men Schwartzeaberg op.
To oppose Blucher', approach fromi
the North with 60,000 (Bernadotte was
tardy) he stationed Maranont with 20,
000 at the village of Mackern, five miles
north of Leipzi. But it was essential
that his line of retreet mntit he guarded.
and honces ho placed Margaroma with
10,000 at Lindeman, about two miles
west ob Lepg to guard the road and
rrde erand with 10,000 was
stationed in the city to aid Margarou or
Marmont, as occasion might rreqeuire.
This was a mistake. Bertrand did
nothing, although Margaron was over
powered sad driven hack. Thus, on
the night of the 15th there were three
battlefields pead.The troops of
the allies were bring with patriotic
Ostober 16, 1613. At 9 o'clock is the
monng sventy-oe years c
Scwntanbr oprened are. Soon h
battleraged along the line. For
three hourn Schwartaeene gained
righk where tebtl ae i
turned. Nepcebon massed en the
enmWEesedetermined to pieree it,
Within bree Lemra he had gained en
Important advnae He even eon
elude that ha had gainni a victory
and seat to Leipsig an order to rung al
hell as a demondsutienr of f o Th
order was prpemtre How Napoleon
must then have regretted that the 900,
m0 troop s attered in garrasone were
not there. Even the 90,00 that he
could have ordered to his aid whom he left
Dresden, nay, perhaps the 10,000 whom
Bertrand at that hour held m idleness
in Leipzig. might have turned the scale.
The need was terrible. The alternative
of victory was ruin. lim crown was
staked on the issue of this hour.
Schwartzenberg recovered. Night
dlosed on one of the bloodiest battle
field of modern diews, and Napoleon's
knell was knollel. The butehery had
been awful. Maison's division had lost
Ave out of six. In nine hours 60.000
I,.n bad boeen str.'te'ied upon the.
ground deasi or elyiu~.
Bep bard lglticeg Btlirgaron had
kp' the rod oiºen Marmnout
had been beaten. In one edar the
nations hail b:-en in delethe struggle
os three bloodly fie~lds. Napoleon was
Grono as Napoleon'em lrnnd.'r had sesen
be now makes a bianeder still more
goross. knowing that on the morrow
the a~lle, would he reinfeorcee ,er Ben
nigasm with iol,41tJ/and by ltenselott. with
110000, his msanifeset duty was to e'm
bracs the protection of dlarknese for an
immediate retreat. With a paralyeeis of
mind that puzzles histovr., leo etetvxel
still. Eves thresughi the unext slay, the
17th he stood setill. The. next night. too,
he stood still. On the 181th the enemy,
euormonsly ralsforoedl, renewedl the
etraeggle. It is idle to describe it. tim
menseely outnumbered, Napoleon drew
hsis a~rmy aroundl Leipzig sad insanely
;gave battle. Thia swelled thme total
inumber of killed and wounded
in all the battles of the two
'lays to mere than 100)AN)0. Whea
night came the emiperor had no
choice hut to retreat. Tl~e're wats lint
one bridge leading across the El-ste-v.
On the 161th lee ought to have ordered
secondary leridlges to have itee built.
Oa the 17th lee ought to heave ordlere'd
them. On thes l18th he ought to leave
ordered them. Yet so comiplete'ly uen
equal to his edutiees dioee lhe arpeaur to
have been that no lerielges we-re' or.luro I
and that vast army. in the' terrier ascd
tumult of a retreat tecide' in jero.'eeeu' of
a maddeneed an.! triumephanset for. was
limniteed toone eordinary leri~lge. Napse
leon gave an orde'r to unite the eae'tern
are-h and fire. it as soon a-i the Frene'h
army should leave cOmphle'te'd its Cv "s
ing. He himself immeneliettoly l'a'sei
over. Bly and by a tee-rifle exsl'eeiein
was heardl. Through soneelesvlyee leliei
der thee mine lied been ltreel lirematre~r
lv, thousands of French toeldi'rs we're
lblownu into the air and 2eI,INtie who
forumed thee rear guarel wore he'ft t. tihe
mereks of an iiif rincte-I ene',eu. 'Flee
basttle of thme Nations, as teerse lceit
tIes are callede, were enieel'. Napeul 'en
was e-ongquerr'd aniA rnucesl. llis feell is
imputabele. first to Ihis bead statecs'man
ship, which had the e~et- to uneitee En
rope against him; se.-ondcly to the bead
generalship of his late'r career, and
thirdily to the deep and ealmo'et uneivermeal
disaeetisfas'tion with whiech he came to
be regarded by the Frech people.
St. Louis Ulobe-Dsemoerat.
V,5~ Wemem'e .easst e~ss
ee. Chaboes JwraeL
Most of us hav, beard of a certain
thoughtful little girl who took Time by
'the forelock, sad deiseed that if worn
an must have some protcesuion to turn
to, shes would be a professional besmuty.
Several women have passed the old
turnstile to public life, and got in some
how on men's tickets. Their iuasignifi.
oawt sisters peep over the well and o1,.
serve that men who outride were the
soul of chivalry, begin to elbow the la
dies within, and ungallantly assert in
self-defense that the ladies have elbows,
too. .The insignificaut sisters will
not enter; but if they tried to reneon
sbout it, they would be "stumped out"
In a moment hy the others on the
platform. inside. "When I hear a
woman use intellectual arguments
I am dismayed," says a wise
thinker from beyond the Atlantic, and
the luelgufiesut crowd aforsesaidl and the
majority of the world agree with him
in this, and those outside the wall find
out all at once that a woman's unrea
soning nature is no Insignificant charm.
"Her heat reason, as it is the world's
best, is the inspiration of a pure and
believing heart. She is the happiest
when she devotes herself, obedient to
her patient and unselfish nature, to
some loved being ir high cause, sand
glorA btelf sy Madamne de Steal,
wol efrhronly a splendid maourn
in¶ suit for happiness denies,"
In Amricawhenlife is lived dou
hile-quick, and where every product,
from a continent downward, is of the
largest size, there are crops of over
taught girlhood ripsi already for our in.
spect Ion. Women of the middle classes
there can discuss the nebular hypo
thesis or the binomial theory, as ours
talk of lacework sand the baby. Mr.
Hudson, is his recent "&-smnper
through America," deelares that to
converse in the railway ours
with ladies returning from con
ventions sand conferencese was a genuine
pleasure; an intellectual treat. But he
adds that, though cue could revere
these, almost worship thema, to love
them was out of the question. For
each one of us there Is some face en
shrinedin I memory, whose inieuoce is
lofty a an inspiration, whose pwer is
a iigpower, whose love as been
stronger than death, sand will light an
us ward path for us even to life's end.
Wy is sil this but becamse she whom
we loved was a heroine? And what
were her charaferlstles? One answer
will serve for all-Tenderness, gentle
ness, self-forgetfulness, suffering. The
last characteristic may not be universal
like the rest. But the highest love can
only euist where suffering has tonu-led
the object loved. It is one of the com
pensations for the manifold sorrows of
this world of ours. The fire of trial
seems to light up, every beauty and at
traction. The life that not only Iove-I
much, but suffereil much, has a royal
right of Influence as long as memrynr
asets- en infiunece which cannot belong
to any life which suffering bue :rot