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Wallace e. drattom.
At Bratton's Building, East of tht
Ontyear, ... $1 50
Xlfht months, OO
foul1 months, 50
Fay went in advanca In all cases, i
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio,
WJTLt attend' promptly to ill legal bnalneM
TT eatrustrd to Dim. Omca la Com
ourt Hodm.
Mit Arthur, 'Vinton County OKib
WILL tten4 promptly to buaineMtntruBt
' mA U kliatra. .--.a o 41 Am A
McArthur, Vjnton County, Ohio,
WILL attend to all legal business Intrusted
to hit care In Vinton ,Athers, Jtc kaon,
Boss, Hooking, and adjoiningcounUes. Fartie
ilar attention given to the collection of aoldiera
claims for pensions, bounties, arrears of fay,
to., against the U S or Ohio, including Mor
gan raid claims.' JunaSS-tf,
l. consuls,
a. a. ooNetata., 1
. Mo Arthur, 0.
Constable and Constable,
HcArtlwir, . - . '. . - ' Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to all business in
trusted to their oare, in Vinton and Ath
ena conntios, or any of the courts of the 7th
Jadiolal diet., and in the Circuit courts of he
B. 8. for the Souths rn district of Ohio. Claims
again t the Government, pensions, bonnty and
back pay collected. ' . janitf
McArthur, Yinton County) Ohio.
i il i t ! ' pi; J. o . . .. , :: . ,, i.. f , ,
Witt' attend 'prompMj to all bmlhesa en
trusted to tlioir care, In Vinton and A'h
ens Counties. -. Offloe In Hnlbert's banding, ov
er (he Pox Office, up stairs. ; ' ap!25tr
Professional. Watches.
tt, ; J. WOLTZ,
-"A SPrr,
Musical ' Instruments,
" f UOLBBEfB BOItDIHO. J " " '
McARTHUR, - - - Ohio.
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
"' Terms $2,00 per Day;' -r '
OtfKIBUSfiES carry all passengers to and
frora. the cars. The now depot - of tke
Marrletta and Cincinnati Railroad, corner
Flam and Pearl street.- ia only four squares
from this house, making it convenient for pas
sengers to atop ai tke Clifton. , deS-Qra
Hotels. Railroads.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
FROM and alter Sunday the Uth day of June
1666, Trains will leave Station named as
follows -.
Station. Mail. Night Ex.
Cincinnati, V 8 25 a m 12 36 a m
ChlMcothe, 117pm 610am
Hamden, 3 36pm 6 28 am
Mo Arthur. 3 62 d m 6 41 am
Zaleskl, 8 18 pm . 7 01 -am
Jiametta,,,. . o pm . iu v a m
Stations. ' .. -. . Mail. . Kight lb.
Karrletta. 6 40 a m " 7tpm
Zaleakl, . 10 10 a m ' 11 06 p m
McArthur, io 33 a m u si pm
Hamden.' 10 45 a m ' 11 42 pm
Chlllicothe, ' .'; ,. 12 28 pm ' 1 20 a m
Cincinnati, . : , 6 00 p m 6 65 am
Trains connect at Hamden with Mall train
to and from Portsmonth O.
Not. Trains on Portsmouth Branch w'll
ereafter be governed by this time table, both
as to ilme and tales.. Both mall and aocommo
cation will be regarded as passenger trains J14
; y : in .
0 8 V .. 5
r l;'in be-. r,
i :i. ml .... I
II It li' I '
I I V,
Obi dooretatof th U.S. Chorea,
V v. -r . . ' ' '
IB sow receiving a splendid stock of SPBINfl
MILLIKRBr, oonalstlng in part of - ' i
nrrnMVWTfl . o
'! .'MAAiiXO, - ceo,..,
f il '.O V lK.fjl- ' - ... ,
Bonnetfl Ma4 ' to! Order-
&Arjti neatly and rrompUy eiedntodT
irania ni
. .
Country prodnoe reoetvea in wchaiige
fogooda. Prompt Payment Desired. '.
MankiaUti4m..i j
TOB PKINT1HQ axecuted with -satnsaa
tJ ana disnateh at 1 the Baoonv effloa. Brat
Ua's Build! afjM loar uat f Cnrt Utut,
ap.swrs.; , . '
VOL. 1.
"Thby that turn manv to rl?hrmiRtiMia
shall shine as the stars forever ,and ever."
Daniel, xii, 3. "
Wearied and worn -with earthly cares, I
yielded to repose, .- ; ;u .(:.
And soon before my raptured sight a . glo
' rlous vision rose;
I thought when slumbering on my conch
in midnight's solemn gloom, : i'
I heard an angel's silvery voice, and radi
ance uiieu my room.
A gentle tiuch awakened me,. a centle
whisper said : . '
Arise, O sleeper, follow mer and through
- tneairwened.- .., . -u .
Wa left the earth to far away that like a
' speck It seom'd, r' - .
And heavenly glory, calm and pure, across
uurpumway sirearaa. mi-,', ii'i:, ..; ...
Still on we went my soul was wrapped In
silent ecstacv: 1 :
I wondered what the next would be, what
next would meet my eye. '
I knew not how we Journeyed through the
patldcss fields of light, 1
When suddenly a change was wrought, and
i.yia aoinea in toiuei . .. ...
We stood before a city's walls, most .glori
ous to behold J
We passed through gates of glittering
pearl, o'er streets of purest gold ;
It needed not the sun by dayf the silver
uiuun oy nignt: .. .
The glory of the Ixrd was there, the lamb
, hitnself IU light. .. '
Bright angela paced the shining streets,
sweet music nllcd the air, -
And white, robed saints, with glittering
crowns, from every clime, were there;
And some that 1 hau loved on earth stood
with them round the throne, :
"All worthy Is the lambt" they sang, 'The
giory juia aioue ; , ,
But fairer than all besides, I saw my Savl-
oura lace,
And as I gazed lie smiled on me with won
drous love and grace, ' ' ;
Lowly. I bowed before His throne, o'erjoyed
ttiivi A.ui luaii .
Ilnd gained the object of my hopes; that
And then in solemn tones lie said, "Where
l thn illndpm
That ought to sparkle on thy brow
suurutu vhii many a (cm r ;()( ,
I know that thou hast believed on me, and
' llfn thrnuch mfl la thlnn :
But where are all those radiant stars that
in tny crown should shine r ; .
Yonder thou sccst a glorious throng, and
stars on every brow i
For every toul they led to me they wear ajew-
el now . ; . .'i i . .,' . ..,.,
And such thy bright reward had been, if
such had been thy dead.
If thou had Bought some wand'ring foot In
I did not mean that thou should'st tread the
way of life alone, .
But that the clear and shining light which
round thv footsteDB shone.
Should guide some other weary feet to my
bright home of ret,
And thus in blessing those around, thou
; nairst tnyseir oeeu Diest." '
. '. , ' . ,,"'; '. a .
The vision faded from my sight, the voice
no longer spake,
A spell seemed brooding o'er my- soul,
which long I feared to brca!;;
And when at last I gazed around In morn
ing's glimmering Tight.
My spirit ' fell, o'erwnelmed beneath that
j vision's awfmlght. , .. ; ', j " .
I rose and went with chastened joy that
yet I dwelt below ;
That yet another hour was mine, nty , faith
by works to show, i i . ,
That yet some sinner I might tell of Jesus'
dying Jove,
And help to lead some weary soul to seek
; ahomeabove. '; '
And now while on the earth I stay, my
motto this shall be,
,4iTo live ho longer for myself, but him who
died lor mel"
And graven on my inmost soul this word
of truth divine, : . '
"They that turn many to the Lord, bright
as the stars shall shine." , . - .
A Few Words With Young Men.
[From the La Crosse (Wis.) Democrat.]
Yorao. Ma; !" n-...-
Where do" you stand politically,
and why do you stand there ! ; i'
A young triend of our,a 1 in Indi
ana wants us, to tell him why we
are a Democrat, and w will try to
tell him and others, jn plain, sim
ple language. .
- Democracy means "the voice, of
the peoj)le" dw populu It . has
been ' said , Vox JPopuli Vox Dei,
uThe' Voiie of the people is the
voice of God P?': -
We believe the people ate "'capa
ble of governing themselves, ! ' ' ,
We believe a confederation .of
Statesa union of Kingdoms,where
ever mania a monarch, to be the
best plan of government ever yet
devised, or that ever will be-for in
thati ycp'nfed,erati6n ity .'; people
speak God speaks ! ' , '
.1 We believe in giving every State
of the Union,, the" absolute right CJ
regulate its own affairs--to say who
shall -vote ;and who Shall ndt what
rates' of Interest, taxation, &cV'it
will adopt and who shall be citi
tens, so long: as such State ,ahall
give aid to her sister 'States, : and
give her tpicf.'fpr' gpodlpf i;the
Union I -v,: j,,",',.-.
. And we.believo it ia not the bus
iness of one State to meddle , with
the1 affairs of another State, for each
State is a gcrrerrxmnt 'by arid of
.:? ei4XO iu. vijuju tauoa ;
. We believt) in economy in pub
lic affairs I y ' ' ' . :
We believe in electing states
men men of broad and compre
hensive 1 views' to high positions;
and in leaving in obscurity those
who are but clowns, : robbers, ; or
pimply low wite I'-" t-:u-i.':.r .:
, We believe white men should
govern ' white ' men that ' white
men should not be compelled to
Bupport negroes I 1
That the rich should pay taxes
on their millions of United States
Bonds now exempt from taxation,
at the same rate as the poor, man
is taxed for his cow, his . horse, his
farm, and his earnings! .
We believe in God in God's
Religion in broad and liberal
views of national . matters in
Democracy I . .
We c?o no believe in Puritan
ism t ' . ..' . :, . Jf,
We do not believe in the religion
which stirs up hate, strife and dis
cord.' ' .It :.a - :.
We do not believe in teaching
States and people of a common
brotherhood to hate and war upon
each otner. - ;..;...
We do not believe in; Congress
ional interference with the rights of
Statesi.' ,i , f: .,',
We do not believe it right, ' Con
stitutional or just to make United
States Bonds exempt from taxation
and make poor men. who have tax-;
es to pay support the , rich ones
who do not.,,', , ; , ; t .
.This country was ,once Demo,
cratic,.,',. ; .... ; ,, ; . ;
It was ruled, by wise men. .y r
It' was counseled i by statesmen
and not by clowns and reckless ad
venturers !..;.,!,; us-o rnt
It grew.i.to prosperity, under,
Democratio, , administrations' suet
cessively and succesBfolly adminis'
tered. .!; .. . : .., v ' i. .i '
It became a great nation of free-,
men a land where millions of peo
pie met on the level, 'and ,'wWe'
the poor came to escape taxation,
the oppressed : to find a horae-1-tbe
ignorant to be educated the
man of thought to enjoy the , con
stitutional right to think and speak
as he pleased. . ,
And this was, and is, and always
has been Democracy.
In the days of Democracy we
had pc: ce, plenty and prosperity.
The poor man came here the la
bor of his hands made him a home
and a competency. The foreigner
came to our shore with his house
hold goals, was welcome.) he had
no such taxes to pay a&v now he
came here the equal of white men
and not a whit below any man in
nobility. . i : y
The States were governments by
themgelves-r-the mosaic of bounda
ry was the most beautiful, in; the
world-rthe wheat field nodded to
the rice! the corn to the . cotton-
the Northern pine to the Southern
palmetto the snow-ball to the
magnolia and we were all ' happy
together. : And when the labors, of
the day were over, , the. fishermen
of New England and the iarmers of
theWest sat by their firesides and
talked of the greatness of our Uni
on. And the new comer from for
eign shores . gathered at sundown
his little Ones about him and told
them , legends of the wonderous
Fasdreland-the dusky ? laborer ; of
the South blessed with muscle but
not with . brains sang and danced
on the plantation' laWns and Dem
ocracy: was in the happiness of the
people fully realized. .
' :,' , .::.,' .. ';.-J-.:.,-.!'i
. Then came the fife and drum, , .,
To arms!-oarr7t- - : .
,: By the thousands, and the thou
sands, anl the thousands, ;0ur men
went i forth I A blue Wave reach
ing from the Atbantio to the Fath
er of Waters KOn footi and on
horse. Musket ' and eabre--shot
and i shell I ;The men. from the
pines are now corpses under the
palmettoes.: . The werriors from
the wheat fields the corn fields axil
prairie? are sleeping in the rice
and cotten fields. I The lovers from
the rose bush are at rest'neath the
sod their life blood reddened under
the pale magnolia,' : The land is
drpped in mourning. Widows and
brphans-debt, poverty, unjust tax
ation aiid biko ted intolerance now
fills the land.' .This is the work of
Bepublicanism. We .' .never , saw
thse sights wOV never heard the
w)tlmgupet--the shrieking
BheU-thej.yhrnng, riflea .cannon
Daf-be groans of .the, , dead and
dymgyiiie the people wexe .true
to,pemocracy.: .Democracy made
ihe , countryepublicanism 'rvpar
tif&ieydi of oar
women, corpses and cripples of bur
men orphans of iour children-'
slavesbfpoor white men aristo
crats of dishonest, selfish, ease-loving
Bond Holders.
The nation has tried Democracy
and Republicanism.
We have tried statesmanship and
We have tried wisdom and fool
ishness.' :' -' 1 : ''' ' '
We have tried justice and tyran
ny,' ! ; : '
We have tried law and order and
mobs and disoider.'-
'We have tried minding our own
business and interfering with that
which concerned us not. 1 ' :". i
' "We have tried peace and war.;'
We have tried low taxation and
high.'::'f .' " ' '"' :;
We haVe tried equal taxation and
Republican favoritism. 1 ' 1 '.
;, We have tried sense and infamy.'
v We have seen Democracy nur
ture and build tip the country.' J '
n We have seen: Republiianism
ruin'it.'' "' : 1 '
' i'- '' : ' -..!
The be8t.wav is' when we are on
Uhe wrong roadj' to return .to the
right one. Better not he Jn agony
on brambles When there are mossy
banks at the same price. This
state of affairs cannot endure for
ever. Debts and taxation are in
creasing. The country is worse off
to-day than ever before.' We must
be';at'peace with the South the
South must be at peace with us.r
The past has gone. It went out in
powder smbke it went out in ' sa
bre flashes it ran red intd the
corpse-covered grbund. We want
peace for our children. We ; want
peace for the millions yet to come
here to live under the banner Of
liberty. ''We "want to see a feeling
of common interest,' of 'a common
pride of our country, of a common
brotherhood of States' and people.
Wat is over. The sword ' is in the
scabbard. Let us forget the past,
and be- noble; : high-minded '. con-
Sue.rors as we blaim to be. ! We
ave rfD right to farther . ruin his
country-to pile up more debt and
miiery for our children to : meet.-
Let us have ue ace concede1 what
rW rights-Join with the people ' and
again oe nappy.
And if there be those in power,
in this land of freedom, of liberty
ana equality who would strangle
liberty in her cradle, let us rid the
earth of such tyrants before the
beautiful future be blackened for
ever. And let us demand of our
law-makers that they legislate for
th( people, not for a portion there
of or a section. And if they will
not thus obey their masters, let us
arise and call them to account -for
the peqplt are monarchs and the
legislators are the servants. ; '';
, The Republican ' party is ' a
party of theft--of tyrany--of trea
sonof fanaticism of intolerance
of persecution of oppression-
of taxation of ' favbriteism of a
Bond-Holder's aristocracy of uni
on mobbers, and . murderers, and
adventurers it is a decayed, a dis
honored, an ignominious, time-serving
party devoid of honesty; lib
erality, generosity, patriotism or
integrity. ' We ask you, young men
of the country, to look at the his
tory of the two parties to the
country under the rule of Demo
cracy and Republican and.1 tell us
which party you1 are for. .' " ' ' '
There is the party of the people.
" The party Cf those who hate the
people.":'.! ' ' ',' ' ' ' '." '
liAnd the party otthe people will
triumph, for the day1 comes when
they will arise in their might and
make'"short work 'of' those; who
would ruin, impoverish and enslave
them, for such binding' free-white
men in this land cannot and will
not be tolerated or endured. r
"A Winchester Graii of '63. One
day during the hard winter of '63.
a Miss Arnold applied to General
Milroyfor a" permit' to purchase
forage for her cow,' whose milk was
an item of no little importance to
the subsistence of her father's fam
ily during the1 reign oi .that ;mon
Btr r . i . v , ,
"Ate yott loyal?" asked the Gen
eral. -' ', "
"Yes, she4 replied ' ww.
He began to write the permit, n
' To the United States or Confed
erate States! .J'iKwJ . Ai I :c
1 To the Confederacy, of course,"
she replied. :o-hi .'!). jJv
ThenIshall''!ivei you "no per
mit' lliis infamous rebellion must
PWell," iaid 'ypu : caii
crush it pyiStarvmgJbhn Arnold's
old cow, do it fd .drot!: to ybtu?
; ButveryfewperibnBco
withoptpectacJeg,'..r. ' :
Bar Eloquence.
May it please thecourt and gentle
men of the jury : I feel, gentlemen,
that, although I 'am a good deal
smarter than any of you, . or even
the learned judge upon the bench,
I am wholly uncompetent to pre
sent this 'ere casein that magnan
imous . and heart-rending light
which the importance of the sub
ject demands.
My. opponent upon the other
side, gentlemen, will, do doubt, en
deavor to heave dust into your
eyes. He will tell you that his cli
ent is a man of function, a man of
unimpeachable veracity, a man
who would scorn to fetch an action
agin another merely to gratify his
personal corpnrosity ! But, gen
tlemen ol the jury, let me retreat
of you to beware of all spacious
reasonings like this., I myself ap
prehend, gentlemen, that if that
man's heart could be seen, and the
motives that propelled him to bring
this suit could be Ann Eliza'd, such
a picture' of mortal turpentine and
heartfelt ingratitude would be
brought to view as was never be
fore exhibited since the iall of Ni
agara I
"Gentlemen of the jury, here is
my i client who has a numerous
wife and children dependent upon
him for their daily bread and but
ter, with costs, wantonly and eggi
ominiorJily brought up and ar
ranged before an intellectual jury,
on the charge of hookin' yes,
mark ' the idee, ' gentlemen of
hookin' six quarts of sour cider I : -
"You, gentlemen, have all of you
been plated (n the same situ'atjon;
and kno hbw to feel for the 'mvs
fortunes of my broken-hearted cli
ent., The. law expressly declares,
crentlemen. in: the beautiful 'lan
guage of Shakespeare, that , 'where,
no aouDt exisis oi me prisoner it is
your duty to lean to the side of
justice, and bring him in innocent.'
Vli you ao tnis, gentlemen, you
will have the honor of making a
triend of him and all his relational
But if you, on the contrary, ; set at
naught my eloquent remarks, ancj
'disregard this first principle of law,
and bring him in guilty, the silent
twitches of conscience will follow
you over every fair cornfield I Yes,
gentlemen, and more than that
he and his son John will be in an
almighty pucker, I, can tell ye, and
they'll be pretty apt to light down
on you some, dark night like the
American Eagle, lightin' down on
the Halls, oi Montezumy!", '
' '
"Selah." The learned are diyid:
ed in opinion as to the meaning of
this word, which occurs so often in
the Psalms. The Targums,!'and
most of the Jewish commentators,
give to the word the meaning of
eternally forever. ' Rabbi Kimchi
regards it as a sign to elevate the
voice.' ' .The authors' of the Septua
gint translation appear to have re
garded it as a musical or rhythmi
cal note.' Herder regards it as in
dicating a change of tone Mathe
son as a musical note, equivalent,
perhaps, to the word repeat. Ac
cording to Luther and others, it
means silence. Gesenius explains
it to hiean,' "Let the instruments
play and the singers stop." Woch
er regards it as equivalent to, .wr
sum cordaup my soul. Sommer,
after examining all the, ieventy
four passages in which ; the word
occursrecognizes in every case "an
actual appeal or , summons to jez
hoyah.f' .They are calls for aid and
prayers io be heard, expressed
either with; entire directness, or if
not in the 'imperative "Hear, Jeho
vahl" or awake, Jehovah, and' the
like, stll earnest addresses to God
that he would remember and hear,
&c. , The word itself he regards as
indicating a blast of trumpets '.by
the priests Selah, itself, he thinks
an abridged expression used for
Higgaion Selah Higgaion indica
ting the sound of the stringed . in
struments,, and Selah - a vigorous
blast of teumpets.' ;: j
Sotjthxy used to say that ' "the
moment ahvthinff ' assumed the
shape of duty, L'olendge felt him
'nr. !Kvi- i fa'ii-L. t''li:-Ji.
Sid'nev Smith tbld' that
was so deeply moved at a 'charity
sermon that she Jborrowea a guinea
of neighbor to pptinto, hepl&te.
RhA had a. jRnnr.titntional "DroclivitT
to appropriate trifles in the houses
of her frfends. leave these
jtlungs about so, my oear-ji sue u?ea
to lay, "or I shall stealthe .
.'Soine men keep very savage dogs
around their nouses,' BO' mat tne
hungry, poor who itop ' 1 Ui ' "get a
bite" may get it outside'; the door?
pea incapauitt vi uiBcuarging iw
Then '.'there ., was laAf CbrkJ ' of
whom Sid'nev Ehriith ibid ' thai shb
u Mjukre, jcu uucs, ,,. . ... I ., A MM 1
Each additional inseruao,; p 5 40 J
Cards, per year, ten lines, OQ
Notices of Executors, Admlnlstra- -
tors and Guardians, S OQ
Attachment notices before J. P, 3 O
Local novices, per line, . flo
.Yearly advertlsmeuta will b,cbarf4
$00 per column, and at pdrportlonat
rates for less than a column. Jroable la!
advance . . '
A Birth in the Family.
It is strange how, while one ioul(
is passing out of this world, anoth
er enters, all unconscious of the
strange scenes of confusion which
is to witness1 the : hand-to-hand
struggle in which it is to be engag
ed. For some time various prep
rations and signs have given token
of an expected event a -pair of
bright dark eyes have grown, jwft
and thoughtful, crochet and brilliant-colored
double zephyr ..have?
been thrown aside "for tiny--strips
of cambric, fine, t oft flannels and 7
white Bilk floss. the last of which J
the delicate hands . weave : into
charming imitations of leaves and
flowers. . . Very recently . a small
dainty bed envelpped in the fleecy
folds of a transparent canopy,
which only half conceals -marvelous
frills and: a perfectly miracu
lous quilt, (the Work of Aunt De
borah, who once took a prize at the
State fair for the handsomest cov
erlet on exhibition,) has taken its
place, timidlyr at- the- foot -of the
imposing . , mahogany. . evidently-i
waiting for an occupant.; ''Thii
very morning it has founds pn'e--a
tiny, rosy morse, so done up in soft
warm wrappings that one can bat '
just get a glimpse of a". little 'ted 1
nose, and tne twinkle of something . ,
like eyes.: Everybody saya, .how
ever, that it is a "beautiful baby,';
and the delighted papa astonishes.',
a small boy who has rung the front
door bell for cold victuals, bjgiv
ing him a quarter, instead of a cuff,
as usual. The daik eves which bat
lately flashed sp mischiey6d8,ly are,'
now closed wearily, curtained, by
long lashes, which lay still oil the'
white cheeks.',,; Friends have; ,con-'
gratulated; the . proud father is full ;
of tenderness and devotion; cher-'.
ished hopes . are' realized, , Yet at!
intervals & tear forces its way down :
through; - the' tightened eyelids,"
showing that one heart at least can!
hardly yet recognize its joy; .- iWhoi
shall fathom the depth1 of aybung
mother's thoughts, as she holds, for;
Hi a first. Hmo , ilia aIiiIA )tt lias.
wu. ...wv ... - WUW " VU... OUV U U.
Vinmft la Vimoo t I Wlin Vt,1l
wiu. kuo fivivuuu. cuiuuuu niui!
which she dimly sees in her antici--pated
toy; and 'plaything, human'
soul, a future 'man,' whose strong
will and fiery nature it is hers to
mould for good or ill. Now, for
the first time, she feels that she has
become a woman; that with the wo-,
man's crown she has received a
woman's 'cross, which she is hence,
forth to, bear with enduring love
and faith unto the end. Now prays
she with the youthful fervor of her
heart, though it may be perchance
for the first time, for with the birth
of her child a new element has en
tered her heart, a new spirit, has.
tall il,a r.nfn
Deen bom-unto uoa . -.;';'; .a
Popular Idea of Battles.
The popular idea of battles is de
rived from certain writers histor
ians, they call themselves who
have a trick of description, where
by colossal horses with distended
nostrils are made to bear plumed
troopers with' bloody . sabers
through agonized , infantry, and
lost ' batteries, or long v lines , of
gleaming bayonets" are brought
promiscuously together,while strng
gling men, with patriot '.war-cries,
are prodding or pummeling each;
other indiscriminately , fot hours
around waving flags, where shells
are bursting with arUstio TOeciSibii,
and slain1 horses'; encumber woupd
ed heroes, who still flourish defiant
weapons ; disabled pieces furnish
picturesque' couches for Slaughter -ed
cannoneers, and every thing
tells of the rage and terrible splen
dor of the ' conflict,' the', agony rof
wounds and suffering, cj' the beauf
tiful abandonment of; death -fltb
the readbri!cXsch thrilling things
it would eeer" ,very7 taine to "tell
the story of a great battle without
embellishment. -They) would turn
disappointed from-the simple story
of a line of blue-coated soldiers
toiling slowly across a broken valley-
or' tangled swamp,' against i
creBt or wooden slope,' Or a scared
ly "svisible line ' of works j whjle 4
few distant knolls.; areTi crownid
with the tmoke of- batterdesj ind
men are ' falling ' here '! and' i there
with little regard to artistic ''fleet.
Two' murderou&j minutes' of the
doubleulok,H-idohe!'i)f 'closed
hurried, and disordered fightinr,
wouli not eonteat tho myriad read-,
ere. ofthe imaginativeo historiM.
And yet this, repeated at moderate
intervals through the day, lay, pfitr
haps, all that we could 'offer ;ia
truthful description of any of ; the
States Service Magazine.

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