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ALMA RECORD.! TAKING CAnE the boy.
C. 1'. liiiuwN, KJitur ai.d rutlishcr. Mr. liolltnucr I'tndt Out llow It Im llliiiieir by JuUln- AYIfe'a - . I'llll '. ALMA, : MRU. There was a man yarned Dollinger, - ,. ,. , us father of a small boy" Tho small hoy 'I lit- ..cikmi oi smith Aihtia ia ia re. ant was three ears and .six mouths old and to ( hineso shows the j i it Ion in whi h lull of the old 1 1 :irty in proportion, tlie cuol.e is held in the Anlialian ro!o- Now it had happened in tin) past licit n:ys Mnce the entry of hincse into the man Dollinger had stood much California has heen retihtcd ti e dealers with his nose up in tho air and boasted in coolies at ii-.ii,' I-ong have 1 ecu ca-tng now he could take caro of tho small ahout for other fields. Ti e lia h j.t t boy, which the hitter's naiuo was Wil- thousands to Honolulu, an. I the result is lie; ami he had said that his wife, nioth- that the native Kanaka has l.een ton ed er to this W.llie, was not posted on tak- out of the few small employments that ing caro of children, an I that ho hiin- use.l to suilce t support him. Thru self could manage him without making they turned their attention t - Australia, such a fuss about it. Ho had laughed Mrs. Dollinger returned and discovered ! VKTKIiXS' Willie and dragged liim in. nnd i.d.. to papa so he would icim-mber it; lor the boy had poured tho molasses and Vinegar into the sugar and empl n l the III Mure on tin- U. .or and nibbed the cat ill it and h niself rolled in Ihe ;.in . And the worn in m id- it red hot for a man b. the nanm of 1). .Hinder. ht: i jo Tnli line. DKl'AUTMKVT. LI13U PKISON-IU80. Wh Win and began a system of iinniigratl.ii that aroused the colonics to self-pi o' eet uu Laws were passed fixing a head 1 1 en every coolie an I limiting the number to be brought in every ship: l.-ut it is evident that this do.'s not go farcr.oii I., ami t- tal eclusijy ill 1 e the net stej- adopted. What has led to the ecitcu cut ii Nrifh at her, and mocked her, and told her his mother had brought up her child reu differently and had albeit much better. And likew.se he added that her ra sed biscuits went more to the spot. .So in good time it fell out that tho woman would go down-town for tho afternoon. And before this the hired Australia is the pro-pect that tin uiau ond girl had jumped the ranch, but tho man fell will be worked by Chiuee lalr. sail it mattered not that ho would smd if this should be done it would not I e himself take care of the bov. And long before all mciiii,' woul ! a-s nto the while the woman was going down the hands of the co. lie. With the prc-cnt front walk Willie whooped twice like a ved i'l .ill distress anion,' the iineiui I .ved i'i trail, and New Zealand, tie- o t!o,,k I, not pleasant, and tr-.nl.:.- win o, ear i the effort to import cheap alien labor is j e: slstc I in. lr. W.vi.ian of I ctn.it. a me i her of the state board of collections and .haiities. objects to the cir illation of the 1 ' d ! Gazette and other criminal pa; - is a:i;ing the prisoners in the county jails. V. l.il it is true tlia such l.ee will not bur: the criminal that read them a mudi as the. will the boys an 1 joung men outside .( jails, it i, cipjally true that ti ey only aggr ivate the ev il propensities .e the rim ina! and feed his criminal n.t net-. The sheriff should be -,'i en power t keep thes- object! -.liable papers from pri -on r-. j;,-t as much as he has to ptcw-nt revolvers knives, saws -r false keys fr-.m kin; brought in. It's ; b-urd t- im;M i on e im ilials and then let them have tr- things w hi- h h -lp to make t ' . m and burdens to the t:i pa vers. a ee-S t. i imi:i.i A cleg pto e "tr. st" horn i'i and tliat coi m r- i ami i:i the it-n very mueh in tb-- -to-day. If this .u pains to ha - l- !; certain kin,' nr.:'. hae t-'iind a e; a o.; i: : !:a!iei- r by w ho ineer- d a f an ' ' iis si." II IS I in (. I the , mark d th fe . I up I'cnel.t s; ite o mu-t C ili'.i t i v.i. r h t:. I i'har.i i'J aplii the !!.!! 'tn-T in pti.iu ' i :y. how.-. and iM- . t I. I. OH;.' I's. I V I d 1 . at'.' !i ' he a h w. ;-;ii-'io wild lnd.an and asked his father eight questions, for the boy hungered for iu inform ation. And while Lis mother paused before the gate looking at a woman who was riding past to see whether she had a new hat or her old one ncMe over, lit tle Will asked a few more quest oiis. And it was so that all of the boy's ques tions were short, but the answers to tlmm were long and exceeding dilli cult, And it was three hours before tho woman returned, but Dollinger thought it was three months, for his olVj)nng made- t hot for h.m. And so it happened that for tho next two m.nutos after the woman started, the boy asked no questions, but drag ged the family cat out from under the the stove by the tail and veiled like a man when the returns come riirht on election night. And his father told him to shut tip and keep still at which the boy obeyed and set down on the lloor; and the fattier marked the elVeet of his iirniness with reat pride, and seated himself to read an article on the tar lV question. And he had read ten l.m-s when the boy began veil ng like a man with his hand caught in the door of a burglar proof safe: and kept it un for live minutes, bow imir exceedingly loud, till his father was glad to stop Ii s read ing and comfort h m by galloping around the room with him on his head. And it pleased the b-.y, anr! hi asked ten or liflerii more questions; ami Dol linger leil over u cast-iron train of cars of the ed tiie : The Cse of Varr at .Meah. Opinions diiVer as to tl Il'.-ct of the free ingestion of water at meal times, but the v ew most generally ice-ived is probable that it dilutes the gastric ju co and so retards digestion. Apart from tho fact that a moderate delay in the process is by no means a disadvantage, as Sir William Roberts has shown in explanation of the popular ty of tea and collee, it is morn than doubtful whether any su h cileet is in reality prod need. When ingested during meals, water may do good by washing out tho digest ed food, and by exposing the undi-pist-c-1 parts more thouroughly to tho action of the digestive ferments. " JVp-in is a catalyptie bo-lv, and a given quantity will work almost in-lelinitelv provided the pept( s are removed as th-v ate formed. Tho good -licet s of wafer, drunk freely before nmals, has. howev er, another beneficial result it washes away the mucus w hich is secreted lv , the niueits membrane during the inter val of repos -, and favors peristalsis of . the whole al mentarv tra- t. The mem. brane thus cleansed is m :i much b.-t- ter condition to ree.-ive food and con vert it into soluble compounds. The accumulation of mm us spcciallv : well matkc-l in the morning when the gistrie walls are covered with a thick tenacious laer. Food enter, ing the sioiiiaeh at this tunc will be come covered v;tli this tanac ous coat- : ing. which for a time protects it from the action of the gaslr ferments, :md so retards digestion. The tubular con tracted stomach, w lh its puckered mucus limng and its v.sei-l contents, a ' normal condition in the morning before i breakfast, is not suitable to receive food. Fvercise before partaking of a meal stimulates the c f iliation of the , blood and facilitates a llow of blood ! through the Vessels. , g;isS ,,f water i washes out the mu--u, partially d s-ten-ls the stomach, wakes up peristalsis, and prepares the alimentary canal for tho morning m.-al. Observation has shown that non-ir dating I. quids pass directly through the 'lubii.ar" stom- iich, any even if food be present the. only m x w th it to a slight extent. Accord ng to Dr. Leiif. who has made this subject a special stud., cold water should be given to persons who have ( s'.llli - cut vitality to react and hot Water -ti - I I Snl.ller'H I rolfst a'ethey Koin' t- cas. oil ther old p i ii. t u mi i inter a shew, me an V i -mirades w:i, .n:i rt i-ri-il les a' out Iweu -hey ais ago W by, thet old la. e ; allow "d an'sacre I, I A sot t of cr temp e. J or see, liiishiin d 1 . ti e I cuts of our soldiers l.e.is b at way e 'j.ears ter me. We Ac for..feu al,u tlmt ld ' uarrtl, Ti et eaus.-d us ter camp once in there, In heduiigt o s d.imj. and musty In t .e health d.-.stioylng air An' ho' tliei - uatrel'- forgotten, I think rather hard et eems. To Pave them use old Id by Prison 111 these numey-iiiakliig schemes. .b-s' think that ther folks'll pay money Ter loo' at her old pil n place V. hen it s sot up in er sort e buildin' An ha glass all aro.iu ter crease, Ter think hat they II g. an' pay money Ter gae tluo'tho winders Iron-barred, Thto which we looke I in our niis'ry I to. I yer. I think thet it's I ar.l. Sav. friends in the South, won t you help us, Won' ou tty an' piisli things along, So thet f. Iks will I..- set kinder thinlcin' An I reali c that it's wrong'.' When they ml ihat it's not patriotic Tercirl ther old pri on away, I te I y. r th. r II murmu'r, An' th r o d p'ace 'il . . ,f,n '. lav el Scott-Mines. I he Yankee Sohlier's Wife. r.v .lA'.tr.s k. mvcik, T'Sin III. the hoy he had left in th-. middb room, and got up so ma I lie kid to the others catarrh it is urink warm or and salt is sjild In chronic gastr.c eMretmly lench-;:tl to bed wat"r betore m.-aN, in 1 1 i ' t eases to add to ch:ur, wh c'n aniii- A joung spirited an com; c'ili-.n, j ri h.e . ladv s :y it: ' and ' the : t! - th: ;u . Ill I" bvai i: t.t' ; has been .-ry m; ha" Women have m-ith.-r l! for s.-v i r s; icI l'-s. ... .... coinmemhit io o! the c -s i ly ch igr lied w h n he . a writer was a woman. !' e Was ri:h-d out. l;-.t on a e i ! I ut fo- the :cason the ami ganie c.-nn. c ti -n with tie u no v- I ; i i tl..,t " v. i h-r 1 i. ; ion. er :! v t. ticnry i.erti , . r.. I a , !- e i eii... n t. Siiccee I 1 i ne'e, the late ib icy lis piesi . i,t of the New o: k s,.,.; the pfeveli ii tl d cruelty to ,t: ii' a's. 'i !; younger V-r. !:cr: !i Ids t . n com,. te. With tie v.cictv siu els;-! and h is I.. . ,; Its secretary lor halt' a do en car-. lie is thoroughly iml.ii-- 1 with his m.cle'.s - i and is icuiliary tte-1 t- car on this wor!. T.ds si,,it.-y js p, whii'Ji tic public leel a strong interet, and 1 1 t ! i n in I s i oiiey that looks like ictrogie--i-m will b ' regar-Ied wiih favor. cat over tii roeK'ii! o-l t h-! b'.V so mue'i ticit h-- forg t to ins on answers toll s .piet:ou.", how bed, be thought of others. And ilur ng ti e n- xt half-hour D-d- linger had to butter four pieces of bread for Willie and get h m a drink nine times, and sing four songs to b in, and show how o monkey looked twelve titn.-s, and go into the next room to sc. what he was doing live times, and an swer thirty-eight questions. And he made but small progress with his read ing, but he kicked the cat twice, and once h-- missed her and lamed his right foot on a chair-rocker. After this he tried to induce the boy to go to sleep, ami rocked him an hour, and sang to him, in a har?li. metallic voice which needed oiling, more than lifty ditl'erent songs, and got him a drink the goo.l t fleet pro III. ed. Sum (io l-hnd Overwhelmed. Sam Ooddard : crt s.-d for a vv.f.i in a Ocorgia paper ! wo weeks ago. Sam is a couolrv - man who bears a s!r king resemblance to the ipi ;.- f his coun try, though he s n-.i so well dressed. His adv--i tisem.-nt is ah ut as follows; Wat.!.-! -A w.tf I want : utT cti'-t.a'e ;.V '.howjii . a la ll.rr Li HIT 1'tllr el, hp.-ri. !,,. ;i,j, ,,. a Loo 1 l.uusHu mm 1 .ps.....-d. I mi.. riUNO a portion of thi! time I was military postmas ter, our regiment was stationed at Mi el by v i 1 1 o. I cnn. 1 occupied wiik-u was neatly fitted up with I i s t r i b u t i n g tables, shelves, boxes, etc Maj. Smith of the '.nifh 111 , (siiici) made general and now lieutenant g o v crnor of Illinois.) was provost-marshal on i, en. Mednian s .stall, and it was his pra -'ice every afternoon to call in the o ' ce rind open and cxanrne all letters nddrevsed to i it ens, and suppress all wh oh eomained contraband .nfornci tion I iua!ly assisted hi.., jn thjs j. teres! ng labor, and often learned irnpo.-: ,i,t family se rets, and it was not intre.pieritlv the ca-e that informa tion was thus gathered that le I to the arrest of m.mio guerrilla or bijsh ' li n ker, a i - :es .f il'ain wh h ab.,lii:,;.d j-i til V se.-tloi. ,;t e ni'.r ing soon sifter my mail Irotn Na-h il..- had arrived and been -I str.i u' -1, a m at and pn-ttv young gill, apparentlv notoer cars id" age. alh d al the j ostotlice" ami in qu ted if I had a letter for Mrs. Su-an Mtton. It was mr practice to deliver the elt'.-i.s' mail only to the person addre s.-d, aid I informed her of this rule. ' Well," savs she. "that's iv name." " ut you asked for a letter for Mis opM!o was well worthy an affect ionat husband to his b -loved wile. It con tained inform tkm respecting their marches, etc., ami announced that a sn ail detachment embracing his com pany. would start on the morrow for : scout in Lincoln county. he lettei cosed with :isur:tnce.s of his love and a promise to write again as kooh ;i opportunity oiVorcd 1 i.en- was one letter in this mail which attracted the particular attention of Maj. -mitli as well as myself. It was addressed to .John Xo'and, and appeared to have been written at Columbia Term., and mailed r.t Nash- villi. The su-picioiis character of the letter, and the threatening allu-ion to the "lanky solder. induced mo to take a copy of it, wh:ch was as follows: liiU Miiv. Aug- th I;.') Dkai: .Iack; I am out of the lirving- pan into me lire. I Jell Wheeler weeks ago, and am now in the Yanky lines, liill 'Ihompson and about l more was took prisoners last week I am now with old man (iodfrey, but will leave for Lincoln county next week. .Jake goes with me. Tell the old ladv I will be along in October, if not sooner. I sen lii.i stuart last week nto from Shelhyvile, and he herd Su Lacy had got married to a Yanky soldier. I don't beh ave the storv, but if it is so he had I etter sa his praers before I get sito on him. I think Tom had better stay at home; he is too oung to lite ami knock around, as be would have to do if he come with us. 1 send this letter by i nompson io tashviJfe. rsomore. From one you know who. .Jim. I don't remember, if ever I knew, what di-posit on aj. Smith made of this letter. I know that both of us were pretty well satisfied that it vva written by a rebel guerr.lla, who was cheating the gallows of its duo every day that he lived. i'ut:ctua;ly on Saturday the pretty little wife o! tho aiikcc sold cr called at th" postoiliee for her letter. Her heart beat with delight as I handed her tin? missive, and she gazed with pride and satisfaction at the super, riptdn Mrs. Susan sitton. It was probably the first time she had ever .seen the name written, and she pondered over it as if to realize that she was indeed a wife, and that the superscription was her own proper address. She soon observed that the letter had I). en opened, and this sh" did not seem to like vers well. 1 told her that al though it was not the custom of post O ! e.-s generally to open the letters ie (1'ived. it was, however, the custom of that ollice, except the person addressed was a 5'iited states sol ',.r. I then showed her the letter If' III "di n." ad dre-sed to John o'ar.d. and ea'l d her attention to the threat ngi :.s; t ., Van kee soldier w ho i a I m il l- e l :-ii.- : acy. Ill a liiotii- ii' th" c !o;- n v to her cheek-, and her eves soar: IS II. a: up two d,- le le fer tllMt le ad-- 1 oim.iii d a;-; !'. w il h f ii r Ii:! I: i n. j hus, tiftv hil-le-ls ..f s.v., f i iUa'-i I c.i!i Ii ' . ....!. . eiiiKU !i t ffW crt potators. This advertisement several tirm-s in Horn over the country a d. hnr 1 L h v-r t li I ol colli, !- ok wit li tlie was! published and was cop ed ' T-'i- i. V-s. i irt-Tc --7 Yi U 2U.J ... . . . i i .. v - . i ii i . .. i i ri s-- . -1 ai i or- ij..'' ,va i jc ' ivghteti times, an-1 arswored a ques-I eign papers. 'I h- rej l es b-gan to come ! i. h. i '" -iCA r 'la. I tKMi otiee a minute; and at the cml of I he in t h- second dar from different parts '' 'Vjwj .'W F-T-i time the boy was bnght. and cheerful, of the state, flo-n from a I jo uin- states ; J- klS?? l 1 ti i! I and wi.lf awake, and rose up and said: and liuallv from everv part "of the '"lYpi i -i: "I'apa. can't v mi kick the at again union. After u month or so letters be- T'tV'V' tiH'"" I ' f";" " if s awful lots o' fiui?" and it was so gati to on..! Irotn othrr countries. A . iJ'3:!rJ;l I I II that he k eke.l it. ; number came from Lnglan.l ami Scot- vLlTH ISJ li Archdeacon l'ariar lias Mr. ( corgo W. ( h i Lis the the sermon w Ji ch he prcac paiel's, Westminister he I resell e ! I.. t -amis rip of M-1 a M. M. r chureh ol the House of Commons on the occasion o' the ime; ing of the Milton window pre. scnted I y Mr. hilds. 'f he sermon, w h: h was a s icmli I eulogv of Mifom's eha'ne ter and life, was o; eclally no eworthy a cotnin . liom a el 1 hen the bov rode the broomstick around the house and whooped some more; ami he tipped over the center table and three elm rs, and hurt h mself twice, and ran the end or the broom stick into his father's left eye; ami the cat hav ng gone out of 'life room his father swore, and stra ght way the bov repeated the swear word; and his father sat down the stigar-lirk n where be could reach it tri induce him to promise never to use the word agnin, for be trembled lest the boy's mother should hear it and straightway know its source. Then tho toy ate till he becamo possessed of a pa n and yelled so that people stopped on tho " dewalk and talked or sending for a policeman. So a cler.-yman of the chur. h to to comfort him his father got down on which Milton was so strongly . j.j.osed. nator paper P ace im.. a Miss Kthel Ingalls, daughter o," -Ingalls, who has taken u;. new work to help bail. I a new honi" in of the one burned at AteM-on. j few in. nths ago, is a hand-ome yonn: woman with blonde hair. dark, lla-hlng eyes, and an intellectual countenance. Mio visits the canitol ev. ry day for her news pointers, and the newsp.iver boys have inviie-l her to a scat in the piess lery. his back and galloped around the edge of Ihe parlor like a horse; and k eked out backwards atthecha rs. and pawed with his arms, and pretended to put down his head and eat grass; and the boy pounded him in the ribs with his heels, and whacked him over the head w th a drumstick, and asked some questions; and thn questions w?re after unto himself a wife of his homo land, one or two from (Jorruanv, and one from New Zealand. There were over one thousand letters in all. At firt (loildard was bliihe and jovful. li s sp rits rose :in-l bubbled over in all sorts of ingen ous demonstration. There were locks of hair, in niature bou.U"Js, and one-? in a while a photo graph. The happr rustic exhib te. these trophies with un-lisgu .d sat s faction, and all went merrily with him tlun. He was tho most courted man in America. By and by there came a reaction. 'Ihe great drep of his heart were brok en up as his ponderous and uncouth af fections were gradually dissipated among a legion of admirers. He be came despondent. :nd finally when thu foreign letters began to come in vv.th -." cuts extra postago on every other one he was j-ick at hart. The "subject seemed to gather terrors with its num bers, and the reality of ouo thousand sweethearts was far more terr ble than the rosy ant cipation that had precoded it. After two years of deliberation Sam put all those lovos aside and took . 'T W-'-'J "M r i, i-i In (Jermiuy sausage meat n.us officially examined before i Is sold, dealer was re ently arret '-l for failin comply with ti e legal it on. lb- -.ave an oxcuse the fa,-t that la- always f some of li's -ansae's to his pastor firs . and if the p istor was not made ill by the lio concluded that they were all right without an inspection. A ,' to as ent Cb rd'iri '! aylor Hi ghes of )il.. sort of the American cnsuliU Iiiniuiigharn. I ng land, has Icon awarded a C.nu'.t Mge scholarship vaiio-d at $.'. 0, ,,n- o:' th greatest prizes in I.'iu'lish s ho d life. This Is the t rs: instance of an American win ning an Ln.-Iisfi scholarship. Young Hughes is butjcars old. A ft deration of clubs and similars cie. ties In I'aris has been f rir.ed with the ob ject of chfapt-nhig medieal attendant Adult mem ers of the as.ste ati .n pay forty cents a year for me-lical attun-lan -and ihildren twenty cents. tin manner: "Why don't von hold up your hoad higher like a horse?" ami, "Why don't you kick me with both feet ? that's tho way a horse does. ' and. Why don't you whinner like horses?" ami "Why don't vou have long ears like Harry Jones's donko ?" AH of which the man had to answer, rot when he got down ho wist not that the bo. would want to rido for three quarters of an hour; but it was to that he ! tl. Ami after he got up he si-nk into a chair, and Willie scattered his play things around the house ami threw his ball through a front win-low. ami blew on his tin horn, and tore up the late newspapers, and played in the coil scuttle, and wipd h hands on the wall, i'i-l tidies, and the album. Ami h s father groaned and hwoio to himself, but he was too tired to gpt up and stop him. Hut as he rested his body he cxnrcis-M Ins mind in answering a f w question. And as time wore on, Willie slipped out of the room and be catm exceedingly still, by which token h n fathrr knew ho was in mischief; but ho only blasphemed under h'n bre ath a I ttle harder and sat nl 11; for .io wot now that his back was broken by being a horse. And there was no sound in tho house for tho space of tea minutes, nor lilt tjuantance. Ihisisa true storr and Sam (Jo-ldard now lives happily near Home. ( Tii ienjo 1 imts. A Head Ih.g'sj Hydrophobia. One voting couple who saw the storm ing of the ice fortress was not annoyed by Hit! crowd. Some time ao the voung lady's favorite pug died, and as !i incin-ulo of the departed she had its hide tanned. Last evening she car lied along th s .skin to stand upon, so that her feet should not become eii lied b. the snow. This was found imprat tic.tl.l . hovvvcr so the girl rolled up liie skin and held it in her arms so that t closoiy resembled a living pug. The young man who es-courte-l her is something of a vautrilo quisi, and whenever some anxious spectator began to elbow in their direction he caused the counterfoil pup It) utter a snarl so terrible an to cheek the movement of the elbower. Soon Ihe b. slanders acquired the idea that the pug was . tillering with livdrnphu bm, and left tile young deceiver extra fctfiiidiiig loom. Alb'tu' JoumiL ItysS looki like a luJ mi I three .lump fjirU walking abreast down liruaj alrret. 'V i "ANVTiiiNtt nu: vi:s. si san sTTo?,, ; tress Susan Sittou,"' .-aid I, cmphasiz I ing the word m -t res-, and certainly j you are not married " I "Hut I am though," -aid she, with a I rogu'-h laugh, "and my husband is a I Yankee so, I. ,-r in the 1 th Ohio Cav." I "How long have you been married?" i 1 asked, for I was now interested in the his'ory of this young girl, and was so ill mannered or forgetful as to stand and question her without once ollering t look over the letters for her. "Two weeks last Tuesday," said she in reply to my question. Ami when is your husband?" "He started last week with his detachment over in Maurv county, ami be told me would wiite the lirst oppor tun'ty le? had." "Were you a p:ainted with your husb iml long before v ou married him 'No; the lirst time 1 saw hint was Mi n day, ami we were married Tuesday night. I verdure I to inform her that perhaps she ha I cotum tted a very imlicrcet act in mary.ng in such h t-te, and prob ably her husband had forgotten her by that time "1 know better than that ' she tartly repli.tl. "He loves me, I know he tloes. and he has proudsed to conio and take me to i hin as soon as t fie war is over." Hy this time I had looked over tho letters ami found none for Mrs. Sitton, as the country can a'ord: and that is and so informed her. A shade of dis - not all, sir, a' pocket full of "rcon acks appointment bitted over countenance, , -enough to buy a farm when I but brightening again, she sa tl: I home." "I II le in ag.i n Saturday. I know there will be a letter for ine bv that gcr. "I know who th.V lar it's . im Wvatt nothing, sece-h re'-e pativ that was go cavalry He stole 'Ntpiirc ' aldvell la: he'll get a bullet in f,i ever eon.es I a.-!, to d "I'erh tps he was yours. rem.i,":.ed. No. he wasn't but h l!ioujh, a-;d I would h-.v with h :ii. ' .o. .d -' . .. !.- l with an ".1 b. t a !ol - s a g l l'or in. . I a com- r Wheeler's hor.st-s from spring. I hope : -ea I bt'fore he ;b v IN- " an old beau r.f ant d to b. not hing to t!o - r." ami the Vourg !. i y da 'ted o an 1 was o it t:' s ght hefo:e I bad tiin- : a-k furth questions. It-ay. llg Tile .ll.eie to relic utotithe unsophi d .-.I'.-d simplicitv of th;s new iy-marri.-d u' !"-ni b. in about a month alter the t vents above narrated our regiment was or tiere-i p. nriig'pon. . la., ami I was obliged to till II over the it isto'nce to other parlies. Then followed the bat ties of Chi. -k a man g and Mission Ki-lg. tht siege of Know jib- and the fammeof Stringer's Midge. 'Ihe w-intcr pascd the spring tlavv: e l, and then ame the terr.bly severe b t g'oiio islv successful t amt.aijn ag:iiri-t At'anta. -nist as wt reached the ga e-s tf that unfortunati cuy, arui iim giistep, r.g .spires or iu-r steeples l.-ad b -eonm visible, I was tak en tlown with a fever ami was sent back to ( hattan- oga. A few tl ivs thereaft I was favore-l with a .".'i tlays furlough for home. I iis-iiil' through I.ouisvi le 1 was obliged to stop at the quartermas ter s otjice for transportation. I here was a crowd of lurloughed and discharged soldiers present on the same errand as m v. self. Our papers were handed in ant examined, and then a clerk called otf tho names and handed back the papers, accompanied with the order for transportation. I he name called next after mine was that of Mobert Sitton. ho nam appeared familiar to me, but i could re ognize no ae piaintance ship in the countenance of the soldier who responded to the name. As we passed out of the ollice my comrade was joined by a pretty and well dressed voung lady with a babe in her arms. I had seen that lady before. She was my old patron at the ShelbyvUle post ofiice. I felt that I needed no introduc tion to her, ami I accosted her at once. She was prompt to recognize me, ami gave me a formal introduct:on Io her huhand, reminding me of mv former listnis-t of h:ni, ami adding: "I told you lie would take me home with htm to Ohio as siVn as he was discharged, ami we an on our way now. "So. then you are discharged from the service?" I interrogatively remark ed to Mr. Sitton. "Yes, sir: my three years were un more than sis weeks ago, but 1 ditln t get muterc I out and pa;d oil' until last week." "Well, Mr. Sitton, I congratulate vou on your Micce-s ;n this southern country. You go home to resume the duties of a cit en with a good stait in domestic matters." "Yes. sir: I nvkon I have got as goo I a wife and as pn tty a little baby get Wyatt I e'ng in tl e neighborhood. t whs well known that ho had commit tl many roM cries and murders of uu on M-ople in l.ncoln county, and I thought it a out as well to be on the loo'-, out f r him One day 1 ha I 1 ee i up to t ivn ami was on my w ay home -that is, to where Susy lived with Iu-r n.other. wh.-u two lm-n tl. lte I out of the woods closo by the road, and 1 was their prisoner in a moment. me of them was dim Wvatt. I knew him at lirst sight, although I had never set ti bin before. I lelt mighty mean to be taken prisoner by him, hen I bail thought nil along to shoot h ra the br.-t time. 1 .should ?tt eyes on him. ! hey t- ok my pistol anil jack-knife from me an I hurrb tl me oil to their camp a out live miles back in tht country where there was about a dozen more guerrl'a cut throats, ami all p'ovi-led with good horses. suppose Wvatt would hae shot me if ho had been alone. He wanted to tin it, but his companion wou'd not let him. That night the whole party stal led ol' in the direction of Mc irmville, t t'sing me with them, ami mounted on as good a l.ors as any of them had. They tied both of my bgs to the a! irrup-straps, b t in the dark I had unbuckled the -traps and was ready to slip o f the lirst good opportun.ty should see. .lust bt-iore tla 1 ght we had to pass a stream of wafer, ami here we had to l'o in Inlian tile, dim Wvatt was th- last man. and was ju-t ahead of him. I was tolerably .slow going a crt ss, as i was th nking if I escaped at all now was .my best chn:;c, and I was a little surprise.! that Hyatt was so easy ;n Jetting me fall behind, .'list then I saw what Wyatt was up to The others were soim- n Is ahead ot us. He was gettlt g his pistol out to shoot inc. Ill a cornl I gathered one of tin stirrup straps in my r ght h uid, ami suddenly turning mv hois,., and with the iron stirrup Mv.nging at tin- end of the strap i tteait vatt a blow that knocked him oil his hoi st! I immed'ately re -crossed the stream, and b. f o'cloi k I was in the cam:-of Stoko's Tonnes-re l.'nir.ri cavaii v. Hut about those greenbacks you spoke t.l i "Oh, yes; I don't forget that W,-H, you see, when 1 knock d Wv att oil his horse ami tun e l back h: horse, now without a rider, followed right after me. H hen I got into cam i. ovei v body s.-enied to think th two horses om'ht to belong to me, an I ol ke: t them. uid that night 1 --.t ba k to susv's io i.se. h.' was vvorr'ed corisideraijh' ibout me because 1 did not come home th-- night b.-fore. but she w.w od ol nough when I d tl come. She ht-Tpcd me to put the btr-.-s in tl. .sf!ibb Hid -h! took the s ohlle off the dher hor-e. t!ie teu- Wvatt rode. V sh" 1 iid .t down she said it was the he. tv c-t sa It e - if i i-r ii:t..,l md -he b- gan inunetliateiv to look into ie sa !. 11- hags Wo n m's euros.tv " I almost in- dunta- h blurted out. "I w nt" I !o M e wii.-i was that made it so he iw," innocently remarked tie lltleladv as she gave' ti:-- baby a tos- bT other .'irm ' Hid vou hnd anythiugi'" I in i:iivd 'Well, r. ) : -ot tie ti repl i d .Mr. itton. "The next morn ng, when I ame to handle th saddle. I. too thought i w as a 1 tt!.- h- iw f.. its rid so I gavt it a I . er inspect on. I Mind tin t!ie uri.l r -ide two secret lockets, and fr-.m (.,,,. ,,f them 1 brought out a little over -T- in green backs and from the other i o in jold." "A pr-lty got d haul." said h "M: wonder it was heavy. i d Wvatt evt i come back to claim his money or h:s horse.-''' "Hell, he hasn't vet," repl'ctl Mr. Sitton. "Of course, not," broke in his wile. "He Was picked up the next day with his head broke, and ti c I a dav or two after." I hail but a few moments in which tt: reach the ferryboat for the MVersori villi depot. On congratulating un friends on th"ir fine prospects, I hastily bill them ailieu. It has ever since been FATKDK .MM XV V A TT. my opinion that Mr. Sitton bt camo the pro)iietor of a good Ohio farm, and he ias never regret toil the day ho became acquainted vv.tli Sue Lacey. Solomon Invented Progressive KucJire. Some people imagine that proTes siye euchre is a modern ira c, but tills s not tr. e. A tlistinguislie.l Or'entalist who tolerates mv Irieml-h'p, tells me that Nuotnoti was its orir nator. He got it up tt promote 1 eac.- and so ia- bil.ty in his large family, ami be nnd It'.) of his vv.vcs used to plav it on '0 l tables in the alace of 1 loses. That's the reason why the head table is called the king's fa le to this dnv. Th.. cheinc workctl I ke a harm, ami the Idles were much amused ami nreatlv i'uowi loeincr nil a 111 scliev ous I tth t me, ' ami she darted off without giv ing mo an opjortunity to ask further questi Wyatt the rebel who wrote the letter you showed me once; well, ho turned I out iut as I expected. He was a ree-u- I he next day s mail brought several lar bushwhacker, but he is dono for le tors for citi.ens, ami among them I j now. Pob spoiled his fun for h'm " ns. e Wife, who had nevvlv rmiw mmn tl,.. "Ami he c.imebv it hot.ostly," broke j scene, indue,. I the kirn to k ive a booby in Mrs. Sitton. Vou remember dim j pr.zo This fell to thtHot of the re lin ing favorite. The king -mmnliatelv scampered tt) the housetop ami staved there until the sun was low. Ho avoid. ed tho lady who won ihe booby prize Mrs. was pleased to notice one for Misan Si ton. . Major Smith came in at tho usual hour, and wo sat down to look over the J Mr. Sitton?' I for many moons, ami no net ould ever get him to play progte-sivo euchre again Brooklyn agle. "How about that, inquired. el , sir, just I his way. I came up from Alabama last spring" on a'J davs' letters. I took a eep into tho letter furlough to see Susy here, about two ces,5 Lut th0 trouble with the rnliro.nl for Mrs Mi Man, and found it to be miles from Shelhyvile. I hadn't been 'e,lt"rnt ;teak tt moit travem from her hu,band. Hubert Sitton. His homo three davs eforu I heard ot 'UinUl ' to per Tenverftnce i a c ent Hemtnt o' sae- i