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XT THE OLD REGIMENT, Loftfi aso.on a'summer'3 day,., Over (he hills (hey marched away, Kinfolk. friends and (he boys we knew In childhood's blossoms and fields of dew, Changed in (hat hour to full-grown men. When (he sons of the bugle rang down the glen And they answered "Yea" to theircountry's call. t TheSif furrow the plowshare. slepO O'er wTiWand anvil a silence crept : All night long through the village street) hundered the rhythm of marching feet. With clash of steel and the saber's clang And the gray commander's stern harangue." Till morning broke, and they marched away. lLong ago. on a summer's day. j ffl ' 101 We watched them go with their guSs agleam,- Down oast the mill and the winding stream, Across the meadows with clover deep, Bv the old stone wall where the roses creep. We watched them go till they climbed the hill, And they faced about, as the drums grew sti And waved their caps to the vale below With itsbreaking hearts -that loved them t nMMmi Forth they leaped to the surging fray Shoulder to shoulder in brave array, Their strong souls steeled to their lips' light And their ranks of blue were a thousand etro Bright were their banners and brisht each ewo When the peals of the cannon upon them roared Their brave eyes still to the toeman- turned Where the sweep of the battle.flamed and trarh 4F award still through the seething hell wars crcaa slaughter they fought and fellr. .Forward still through the blinding gloom Of reeking carnage and death and doom: Binding their wounds in the moan-filled night, After the stress of the day's fierce fight When tears were wept for the silent slain In the hurried graves ol the red Geld lain. ' i xmn ins. If . I : 111 rEA5sS :IM -I'hJ M l fl T ' ' ft . I i it i m. idr urr jm . k 11) W W, T-3tt8 7 BSr V A A f?l x-.- j r i-i. k.-k. i i 1 1 i ilium i n j rs'fiik MiimKfi ii ' n.Yrm II V III ll'll Ws- Save for the maimed and! They come no more to the In the old, dear days of their childhood's , Rut far awav.bv the alien streams. On the scenes of their struggles their still hearts sleep. Lying unnamed in the trenches deep Where the foe at Antietam stormed the line And the blood-stained bayonets at Seven Pines - - - aTTno7nore to the battle's noU nfolk, friends and the neighbors' boysl Jut oft. when the star-light tills the glen! uliantom marches thev come acain. iul over the walls where the roses creep. ?! U . . ii i-tici tne ciew Kissca meaaows wun ciovccrt; i if ec them still as thev marched aw3y u&ti& KMty H?0' on a summer's diy. rHBxSTORY.OF THOUSANDS WHO FOUGHT -TO PRESERVE TIJE LAND OF WASHINGTONA FULL OF PATHOS AND GLORY. Massachusetts Qovernor't .Comment on Presentation of Battle Flag. This pageant, ao full of pathos and of glory, forms the concluding scene In the long series of risible actions and erents In which Massachusetts has borne a part for the orerthrow of rebellion and the Tindlcatlon of the nation. These banners return to the gorera. tnent of the commonwealth through welcome bands.' Borne, one by one. oat of this capltol, during more than four years of civil war, as the symbols of the nation and the commonwealth, under which the battalions of Massa chusetts departed to the field they come back again, borne hither by sur viving representatives of the same he roic regiments and companies to which they were Intrusted. At the hands, general, of yourself and of this grand column of scarred and heroic veterans who guard them home, they are returned with honors becoming relics so venerable, soldiers so brave, and citizens so beloved. Proud memories of many a field; sweet memories alike of valor and friendship; sad memories of fraternal strife; tender memories of our fallen brothers and sons, whose dying eves looked last upon their flaming folds; grand memories of heroic virtues sub limed by grle.. I accept these relics in behalf of the people and the government They will be preserved and cherished, amid all the vicissitudes of the future, as men mentoes of brave men and noble ac tions. Governor's Acceptance of the Flags Returned by Massachusetts Reg iments, December 22, 18G5. - KANSAS NOTES J Your old friend, "Guess Who?" Is now writing the South Side Items for the Lakln Investigator. The old fashioned correspondent who still "waves the bloody shirt," has been located In Washington county, Chanute had two circuses one day last week, aM the editors put !n al most the whole day trying to decide what Is the plural for circuses. The skeleton of a mastodon was found in Ottawa this week, and if they will dig a little deeper they may find evidences of the "movement" to build a hotel. A "celebrated hydzopathlst" in Fort Scott has a mineral water that Is guar anteed to cure liver, kidney and stom ach troubles, nervous prostration, St. Vitus s dance and granulated llda. Abilene Is another town which played a good joke on the Santa Fe officials who were touring the state In order to get Into closer touch with the patrons and shippers. Abilene didn't ask for anything. A Lawrence editor protests against tho custom of opening political conven tions with prayer. The protest is es pecially well founded In the Second dis trict, where a candidate Is regarded as Loot. Henry Allen has been appointed one of the Kansas delegates to the national convention of charities and corrections, and it is not thought that Mr. Bower- sock will send any contesting delega tion. , Miss Flossie Butln of Fredonla is third In the newspaper contest which Is to send a Beautiful Young Lady to the St. Louis exposition. It would not be much use to try to keep a young woman of that name out of the com petition. The spring may be somewhat back ward, and the corn and wheat pros pects may not be the best, and the fruit and vegetable outlook may not be any too flattering, but It Is noticed that the baccalaureate sermons prom ise to yield at least a cdop and a half. One of the Franklin county candi dates was so occupied with politics a few days before tho convention that he drove into town, hitched his team, jollied the voters all day and rode home wltu a neighbor, never thinking of his own rig. He went back after it l.he next day. Just as golf was beginning to make Independence feel proud of Itself, Cof feyvllle springs a coup by organizing a polo club. Judge J. T. DIckerson of Marlon, recently made a federal judge for In dian territory, seems to be consider able of a success, notwithstanding the fact that one winter he drove a hack In Emporia. Governor Bailey is to be one of the players In the base ball game between the statehouse employees and the To- peka newspaper men. If he ever gets as far as third base the bleachers will sing, "Won't You Come Home?" "Who," asks the Iola Register, "is more gallant than a newspaper man The Topoka Capital, under the cap tion, 'Brave Kansas Girl Prevents Bank Robbery,' relates hlw a girl at Dexter saw robbers In the bank. - She screamed and the robbers fled. Brave girl." The Ottawa Herald throws out this theological suggestion: "It the Meth odist church carries out Its proposal to lift the ban on dancing, card play ing and theater-going, It will have given the highest sort of an Indorse ment to the wisdom of the man who told his dog to go under the bed, find ing that he Intended to go there any how." The best Ottawa was able to say about its street fair last week was that H was "superior to the weath er." "The Mikado" is to be given by ama teurs In Concordia, but it will be a disappointment to those who think It is a war drama. The Holton board of education has elected as superintendent a man who is described as "28 years old, unmar ried, and single." Howard is a good town to avoid for a week or two. The Courant admits that "all the boys are whistling "Nav ajo," the new coon song." An Elk county man who gave his lie a 16-plece Havlland fish set some time ago complains that be Is getting tired of a steady diet of canned salmon. O. A. Booze of Le Loup, who has sued the Santa Fe for $650 damages for a delayed cattle shipment, is not the famous Kansas outlaw of the same name. Leavenworth thinks sufficient prom inence has not been given to the his torical fact that soon after the Civil war Henry M. Stanley was a reporter In that city. The new railroad map of Kansas will show a lot of new towns, most of which have sprung up In response to local Industrial conditions rather than to the false visions of real promoters. Tew people,": observes the Sedg wick Pantagrapb, "realize how cheap postal rates really are. It developed In a breach of promise suit In Wichita that the defendant sent 10 million-million-million kisses all In one letter bearing a single two-cent stamp." Seth 0. Wells, the state auditor, has rated that members of state boards must turn in receipts for cash actually upended for railroad fare before claims for transportation will be al lowed. Most of them ride on passec It Seth Wells doesn't look out he'll be (Si TICKLE GRASS BY BYRON WILLIAMS The Reason Why. "I see a fellow Is writing a book on 'How to live on $500 a year!" " "Yes." , "The idea! Now. I couldn't live as entire year on $500!" -"Oh, yes, you could." "No, I couldn't It's out of the ques tion l I couldn't get the $500." The fruit crop Is in little danger this spring the newspapers are pretty well occupied in handling the war news. - Be loyal to, your party when the policy of that party pricks not your conscience. Otherwise disloyalty is honor to thyself. ' The surest way to get a girl to marry you is to infer by your actions that you don't care a tinker's darn whether she wants to or not A Wisconsin man having married his mother-in-law, the Olathe Mirror says there are no braver men in the world than those raised in the tangled pineries of Wisconsin. Weather Report. To-day we stand around and ahakej Our nose Is blue with chill. - At night we put a planter on Ana lane a quinine put; JIMMIE. And yet we know that spring- has com Her vernal scenes to make. For yesterday our Jlmmle went in swimming In the lakel An exchange tells the following story of modern surgery: "An old lady, who went to the city to vlBlt her daughter, was met at the door by servant who said that the daughter had gone down town to have a klmo na cut out. The old lady sank faint ing into the nearest chair and tear fully asked what hospital she bad been taken to. An Illinois editor complains that the boys of bis town eat peanuts in church. Many a present-day preacher would be mightily pleased If he could Induce their fathers to attend church oy waiving this point of etiquette. Edi tors should not be too fine haired. Instead of the American expression, "cast-off clothing," the English use "left-off clothing." In an English news paper an advertisement states that "Mr. and Mrs. Brown have left oft clothing of every description, and in vite your careful inspection." I'm ole en po' But dls my prayer terday: "Gimme no mo Deo I kin tote awsr." Atlanta Constitntloa, Tho Incentive. "Why Is the telegram like a satchet bag?" "I dunno. Why?" "Has to be scent, doesn't it?" It was at this Juncture that Philan der threw the brick. Spring. BUTTING THE B'-'l)THEA8T CORNER And now the festive WIIMam-ecat Will roam the vii: urtrli, And butt the koith( co:tv part ii everyone r. n-ji Little John was rartUlly rlj'it, at least, when he aasterod bis nother"s question as to wbcri sugar comes from, by repairs, "We borrow It from the c?lt-bor nest door I" Japan and T.ucsfa are not the only countries tbt cn boact a war. There s tho Chicago billboard war, for In stance. The prlnrlirl tflererie totweea the rich ma a. rod tie tvr r?ai la the difference ! i the prize of tst'r i'.rtf less. Savage African- Potentate. Chaka, a grea African chief, trained a powerful army which was famous in war. If a regiment was beaten it was slaughtered on its re turn to the king's palace. If any man tost his weapon in' war he was killed 'or cowardice. If the chief wanted to see what kind of weapons were most successful he would order a sham fight with them, Jn which real lives would be lost Jugs Were His Life Preservers. Think of the life of a Georgia fish erman being saved by two jugs! The item reads: "When he rolled into the river he had two gallon jugs with him one in each hand. He did not let go his' grip on 'em; the jugs acted as life preservers and he floated safe ly to land, where he immediately un corked the Jugs and celebrated his providential deliverance. Atlanta Constitution. Virtues of Ginseng. Ginseng, which is grown in Korea, Manchuria and the United States for export to China only, la thought by the Chinese to revive vitality and bring youth to the aged. American "sang" is used slso for strengthening the heart Experiments in English speaking countries have shown it to be inert Leaves Money for Cat In 1891 an old woman left to the British Lifeboat Institution the sum of $2,000, to be paid on the death of a favorite kitten which had survived her and which was to be provided for with the interest In 1902 the cat dis appeared and the courts have now decided to assume its death and let the institution have the money, on giving it a bond to provide for the cat In case it should come back. , Tempers Copper, A youth of Buffalo says he has dis covered a method for tempering cop per k long lost art. It is said that he bos conducted successful experiments in tempering copper under the obser vation of governmental naval experts. Photographs of Neptune. The French astronomer Touchet, by using an ingenious method first em ployed by Warren do la Rue, has suc ceeded In making stereoscopic pic tures of Neptune, the, planet .farthest from the earth. Bolted Rats Fed to Pigs. At Bralntree, In Essex,. Eng., a farmer has boiled a bushel and a half of dead rats and given them to bis pigs. He says that, mixed with bran and oats, they are better than mutton broth. French Legion of Honor. The largest order of merit In the world Is the French Legion of Honor, which has a trifle over half a million members. Egypt's Ruler. The Kbedlve of Egypt neither mokes nor drinks, is an early riser and speaks six languages. Telegraph Wire In America. There are in use in the United States 1,400,000 miles of telegraph wire. UPARILLA r ftsaj, izfrss TONIC - i i STIMULANT ALTERATIVE APERIENT ANT1-L1TH1C DIURETIC DYSflfJlA. CATAiJH I sSn THC IWWU DWU0) CO TW .M.S, THE TONIO OF ALL TONICS THI OR EAT BLOOD PURIFIER THE STRENGTH BUILDER THI NERVI TONER THE HEALTH GIVER THI LIFE SAVER It It Rarmltis II Is Sift It Is Pliiitnt II Is Scrs at vour onuooisre governor yet.