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RE-ENFORCEMENT, [Original.] "Why don't you shell tbat grove, Captaiu Birney?'' erieil the general angrily, riding up to a battery tbat was receiving a heavy fire without reply ing. "General," stammered the captain, "do you—must I—fire into that groveV" The general glared at the officer and half drew his sword, then, sheathing |t, hissed: "Do you want me to cut you down for miuinyV Ilavc you lost your head through cowardice or are you afraid of hurting the Yankees?" Birney seized the lanyard of one of his guns and pulled it so fiercely as to break it. The shot was a signal for every gun in the battery to open fire, and a storm of shells went crashing through the trees. "Now move your guns forward," said the general, "and give It to them." Birney, with a life in death expres sion, advanced his battery, stopping oc casionally to empty his guns, till at last the fire from the grove ceased al together. The general continued be side Birney, directing the operations in person, and now ordered him to take his battery through an open gate along a carriage way past a large dwelling •with colonial pillars in its front and place them on the crest of a slope, looking toward the valley, where the •Federals were in evidence. As soon as this was done the commander turn ed to Birney and said sharplj "Go to the rear under arrest "General," replied the young officer, •heath ing his sword, "I crave your permission to first go into the house yonder." ."What for?" "To see if the inmates are alive." "The inmates? What are they to you?" "The world. There I was born. There less than a year ago I was married. It Is not a week since I received word from my wife that she had in that very house just been delivered of a •on. General, for God's sake let me go in and see if I have killed my wife and child." 1 The general stared at the young cap tain for a moment, then threw himself from his horse, and the two hurried into the house. They found desolation, There was nc'ther sound of footsteps nor voice. But hark! The cry of an in fant. With a common impulse they started forward, Birney leading the iray, to a door, through which they passed to the cellar. On a wicker lounge lay a young wo man, her face white as ashes, her eyes closed. Standing beside her was a White haired man holding a tumbler, While kneeling an elderly lady fanned the invalid or the dead, none knew jeliich. At the head of the couch stood a negro mammy rocking in ber arms a baby and soothing it with soft words. In a fury of tears the young husband and father, pointing to the livid wom an exclaimed: "This, general, is what has induced you to brand me as a coward. You nave forced me to fire on niv wife, wlio but a few days ago had endured the Sabe. ains of childbirth—on .an innocent You have ordered me to the rear Under arrest. Here is my sword take it. I have no further use for it. I will pever draw it again. I wish to God I had disobeyed your order and you had cloven my skull." The general seized the young man's hand and whispered hoarsely: "Boy, it wasn't I. It was war—grim, murderous, horrible war—war not for Christians, for fiends not for a fair world, for hell." At the moment there was a cry from the babe. The mother heard it and opened her eyes. There came a light lag up of the white face as she recog nized her husband. Then the lids fell again. They are men. Ride, quick, and bring a surgeon—for a woman." The general turned to the group. Birney was kneeling beside his wife, begging her to open her eyes again to live for his sake. She raised her lids languidly and tried to put her arms around his neck, but they would hava fallen limp had he not clasped them for her. The old lady took the babo from its nurse and placed it with its father and mother. The old soldier itood by with bowed head, vainly en deavorlng to keep the moisture from his eyes. Then he turned to attend to sterner duties. The next morning the southern forces withdrew from the field and moved southward. The young wife and mother was so far recovered that Birney, though permitted by the gen aral to remain with her, stuck by his command. The general could never be brought to look complacently upon his having ordered a husband and father to fir'1 •B his wife and newborn babe. He Wished to make reparation and at the -flame time refrain from laying bar® so delicate a situation. His deliberations resulted In publishing the following arder: 6m Birney homestead, he having to faot nate. re-enforcement, requiring courage of fee highest order, afforded an example perfect soldiership never before wlt Mesed by the commanding general. Meanwhile the "re-enforcement" was «ot troubling himself about the gen 'iqral's order. He slept fifteen hours a iday and when awake was principally Jattirwted In pulling on a bottle. P. A. MITOHHIfc MENU. INSECT Every Item Thereon Long Known mid Esteemed ly Kiileures, Here is a typical insect menu of which no one need lie afraid to par take, since every item has been known and esteemed by insect eaters tor gen erations past, it was served cot long ago, according to Pearson's Vc at the table of a rich London who is also an enthusiastic of an insectarian dietary: Green Caterpillar Soup'. Fried Locust with Wood Louse Sauce. Curried Cockchafers. Wasp Grubs Baked in the Comb. Stag Beetle Larvae on Toast. Moths Baked in Batter Deviled Wireworms. Grasshoppers au Gratin. The green caterpillars that compose the soup feed entirely upon vegetables, and mostly upon particular vegetables most relished by- man, such as cab bage and lettuce. In appearance the soup itself is not unlike clear turtle, while its flavor is delicious. The locusts, which constitute the sec ond course, have, as every one Is aware, been esteemed by gormands the world over and from the remotest antiquity. "Eat ye the locust after his kind" is the Biblical injunction, and we know that John the Baptist is re corded as having lived fqr some, con siderable time upon "locusts and wild honey." There are of course many ways of preparing them. They can be fried aft er their legs and wings have been plucked off, which was, as a matter of fact, the process adopted in this par ticular instance, or they may be pow dered and baked into cakes or curried or boiled, turning red, like lobsters, in the process. I The wood louse sauce if properly made with fresh butter, flour, milk, pepper and salt will be found fully equal to shrimp, which it much resem bles in taste. Indeed the wood louse, although he lives on land, is first cous- in to that much relished crustacean. I Cockchafers, curried or otherwise, are delicious if selected of a servicea ble size and plumpness. So, too, are their grubs when full grown. They should then be at least two inches in length and fat in proportion and may be eaten uncooked, like oysters, or stewed in milk. I Perhaps, however, the most tooth some of all insect delicacies is that which comes forth on our "menu of the day," wasp grubs baked in the comb. These grubs have been fed by their parents on a saccharine fluid composed of fruit and vegetable juices and are simply tiny balls of sugary fat possessing a flavor as exquisite as it is unique. No one. who has once tasted them will ever again be sur prised at the preference shown by fish for this particular grub when used as a bait. The stag beetle larva is of course identical with the cossus, which the old Roman epicures used to fatten for their table upon flour and wine. The sixth course should be served steaming hot, since there is no more appetizing odor than that emanating from a plump baked moth. Deviled wireworms are eaten in the form of a paste, spread upon sippets of toasts, and taste not unlike anchovies when treated in similar fashion. Stage Ice Crcuiu. An amusing ''break" once occurred in a production of "Camille" at the old Walnut Street theater in Philadelphia. 1 A heavy tread was heard on the floor above, and a voice asked for the gener al. An officer's face appeared at the head of the stairway. I "General," he said, "the Second bri .gade is being cut to pieces. They need re-enforcements." "Never mind the Second brigade. In those days sea island cotton was stage ice cream, just as molasses and water was make believe wine—sherry or port, according to the proportion of molasses. Armand and Camille were at table, where they had been discussing such viands as these, and their dialogue was making the finest sort of an impression on the crowded house. Enter a maid servant with candelabra of the wub bliest sort imaginable. The scene was so engrossing that the maid was hard ly noticed by the audience, but when she had set down the candelabra be tween the unfortunate Camille and her lover and one candle toppled over and set the ice cream In a blaze the nerv ous strain upon the house was broken, and the entire audience burst into a roar of laughter that brought down the curtain.—Harper's Weekly. Divorce In New Guinea. There is 110 need of divorce courts In New Guinea. Wheu a woman becomes weary of her husband she simply leaves him and goes back to her moth er. When a husband tires of bis wife he simply hits her over the bead witb a paddle, and if not killed outright she Is certainly made to realize that she is no longer wanted. When a "divorced" woman marries again her former hus band rallies all his friends and con ducts a war dance In front of ber new home. This ceremony, however, Is not as ugly as it looks. Its purpose is not to kill anybody, but simply to satisfy the grass widow's honor. Had Them AU. A well known writer of humorous prose and verse was talking with a bibliomaniac when the latter said: "By the way, I am collecting first editions of American authors. I want to add your first book to my collection. Have fou any copies of the first edition?" "Yes," answered the anthor. "I have all of them."—Critic. Thrice Bleat. "A pair of deaf and dumb lovers ought to consider themsei™ ftftu- "Why so?" "Why, they can sit down In the mld die of the largest crowd and have a nice, quiet talk.'*—New Orleans Tlmes Democrat. 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