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. H Hditor and Proprietor. I WOULD RATHER BE RIGHT THAN ritESIDENT. Hexbt Clat. TERMS f S2.00 PER A1VTVUJI. $1.50 IX ADVA.CC. j. VOLUME 4. DIRECTORY. LIST or POST OFFICES. foil OJiceu .Tost Matters. districts. Betlicl Slatioa Enoch Reese,- L'lacklick. Cfi.rroiitotvn, William M. Jones, Carroll. Ciie33 .Springs, Danl. Litzinger, Chest. Cooeiaaogh, A. G. Crooks, Taylor. Ctcison, Wni. W. Young, W aslant a. fjuiburg. John Thompson, Ebensburg. Fallen Timber, l3aac Thompson, "White. Galiitzia, J. M. Christy, Crfillitzin. Hemlock, Wm Tiiey, Jr., Washt n. Johnstown, I. E. Chandler,- Johnst . Loretto, M. Adlesbcrger, Loretto. Mineral Point, E. Kissinger, Conem gb. ll inster, A. Durbin, Munster.. Flattsrille, Andrew J Ferral, Susq'ban. Roscland, ' O. W. Bowman, lute ?t Vu"utine, Win. Ryan, Sr., Clearbdd. cain Level, George Conrad, Richland. Sonman, B. M Colgaa, Vasbt n. S'im-nit Jliss .u. utntsjjic, "';;' Wilmore, Morris Keil, S'merhill. I CBirRCMES. MINISTERS, &C. Prcibytcrian Rev. D. IIabison, Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at 10. 3'ciock, and in the evening at 3 o clock, bab oath School at 1 o'clock, A. M. Prayer meet ia cverv Thursday evening at G oVIock. .tho'hst Eoiscopal Church V.S..voxf, Preacher in 'charge. Rev. V.'. Lose. Assis tant. Preaches every Sabbath, alternately t 10J o'clock in the morning, or 7 in the rening. Sabbath School at 0 o'clock, A. M. I'rayer'meeting every Thursday evening, at 7 o'clock. Welch Independent Ukt Ll. R. Poweli., Pastor. Preaching every Sabbath morning at 30 o'ciock, and in the evening at 6 o'clock. Sabbath School ht 1 o'clock, P. M- Prayer moetin.' on the first Monday evening of e.icn month 7 and on every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening, excepting the first week ia each month. Calvinuiic .VtihodIstV.zr. Jokn Williams, pAdtor. Preaching every Sabbath evening at imi 6 o'clock. Sabbath School at 10 o'clock, A. M. Piaycr meeting every Friday evening, at 7 o'clock. Society every Tuesday evening t 7 o'clock. Diteiples R e v . .W. Lloyd, Paster. Preach in every Sabbath morning at 10 o'clock. "Particular E.ip - Pev . David. Jknkish, Pastor. Preaching every rabbalh evening at I o"c!o-k. Sabbath School at at 1 o'clock, PM. Catholic Ituv. M. J. Mitchell, Pastor. Services every Sabbath morning at 101 o'clock cd Vespers at 4 o'clock in the evening. EBS.VSXISJRC 3! AILS. MAILS ARRIVE. Eastern, daily, nt U o'.clock, A. M. Western, fct 11 J o'ciock, .A M. mails clos::. Eastern, dailv, at S o'clock, P. M. Western, " at 8 o'clock, P. M. TiT!ic mills from Butler. In iiana.Strongs-tj-vn, &c.,. arrive on Thursday of each week, &t j o'clock, P. M. Leave Coeiisburg on Friday of each -week, at b A. M. rCuThe mails from Newman's Mill3, Car ralltown, tc, arrive oa Monday, "Wednesday a-.J Friday of each week, at li o'clock, P. M. L?ave Ebensburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 7 o'clock, A. M. RAILROAD SCHEDIT ,E. CRE3SON STATION. West BaIt. Express leaves at 8. 38 S3 .43 20 34 01 4o 50 14 50 04 M. M. M. jr. " rutin. L.pre3& Fast Line Int Express Train " Fast Line Mail Tr:.in 0. ti ' 8 10. 9. 0. r. 8. 2 10. A. M. A.M. A. M. A. M. p. m: p. M. A. M. A. M. WILMORE STATION West Balt. Express leaves at " Phil.i. Express " Fast Lino last Express Trair " Fast Line " Mail" Train Daily, except Mondays. u tt it it COCXTY OFFICERS. Juljes of the Courts President, Hon. Geo Taylor, Illintingdon ; Associates, George W. Easley, HcnrytJ. Deine. Prothonotaru Joseph M'DonaM. R'HiMtfr and Recorder Ed.vard F. Lytic, Sheriff John Buck. District Attorney. Philip S. Xoon. County Commisiiontrt James Cooper, Pe ter J. Lttle, John Campbell. Treasurer Thomas Callin. Poor rouse Directors William Douglass, George Delany, Irwin Rutlcdge. Poar House Treasurer George. C. K. Zahm. Auiitors John F. Stull, Thomas J. Nel en, Edward It Donnegan. County Surveyor. Henry Scanlan. " , Coroner. -James S. Todd. Stp't. of Common Schools Henry Ely. CHKSni'RG 12 OH. OFFICERS. BOnorGH AT LAIICIE. . Justices of the Peace. David II. Roberts Larrnon Kmkead. Ituryess James Mvers. School Director Ael Lloyd, Phil 5. Noon, Joshua D. Parrish, Hugh Jones, E. J. Mills, D-ivid J. Jones. EAST WA T-V. Constable Evan E. Evans. . TWn Couneil John J. Evans. Thomas J. Oavis, John W. Roberts, John Thompson, D. J. Jone3. Injectors William D. Davis. L. Rodgers. Judje of Election Daniel J. Davis. N Attetsor Lemuel Davis. WEST ward. Constable M. M. O'Neill. t Town Council ll. S. Bnnn, Edward Glass, -ohn A. tlair, John D. Thomas, George W. Oatman. Tnitpeetojs William Bar5S3, Jno. IT. EvanB. JvJ.yt of Election Michael H miod. Btkct Poctrji. Tlie IMcliit-Maii. How calm was the night when the picket-man lay With his breast to the ground, then all grassy and soft, On that spot where he'd crept, as the last glints of day Were relieved by bright stars in theconcave uloft. . ""j Not a leaflet could rustle With the zephyrs of eve, Cut would thrill heart and muscle, And make his chest heave ; For a foe might lurk near, him of life to bereave. Iu the distance rose sounds of fifes, bugles and drums. The notes of tattoo, welcome signal of sleep ; Ar.d at times lloated dreamily indistinct hums, As though cohorts w.tc moving, Death's harvest to reap ; And the sentinel, knowing How all trusted in him, Felt his pulse quicker growing, Though all objects were dim ; Yet he feared not intruder, tho' stalwart and grim. Oft he swept his keen gaze o'er the brow of the hill, That commanded a plain and a dark tan gled. wood ; And he listened for footfalls, but all things were still, Save tbe song of the insect in musical mood. Then his thoughts, anon straying, To his idols would roam, And his fancy be playing -'Mid the leved ones at home, Till he leaped up in transport beneath the blue dome. But he uttered a cry. and he sank with a pang, While a warm ruddy fouutaiu gushed forth from his breast ; And the late stilly-vales with a musket-shot rahg. For the enemy's vengeance had sped him to rest. And when dew-drops of morning Like dianviuls blzed forth, It was-fouud what that warning Had meant to the North ; And in sorrow we laid a stark form in the earth. THEWROiSG PICTURE. The full funshine ca.mc rounng thro' the plate ulass windows of the great pho tographic saloon, where Viriuia Lynue had become very tired waiting, "just one ui'nute," for her turn to face the cu intra. If the camera had been a young gertlc iiKin, it probably wouldn't have objected iimeh to the process, as Virgiida was not at all di-agreeaide to look at on the con trary, t-Le was very pretty, with a clear olive complexion, deepening to carmine oa her round cheeks, and large Mue-gray eyes, just the color of violet?, blossomed in the shade ' Jet black hair, rdaiuly biushcd from her forehead, and confined in one knot at the back of her neck, aud a little red mouth, very saucy, and some what hiughty, also, in its curves. "Are you ucarly ready to take my pic ture, sir '!" he a&ked, rather impatiently, as the operator entered the room on some trifling erraud. "Not quite yet, ma'ara. - Wc shall be read' soon, I hope, however. To tell the truth, we didn't anticipate eo much trou ble from our present subject a baby, tna'am, who icill not sit still I" "A baby oh, then, I haven't another word to say," said Virginia, scornfully elevating her pretty shoulders as she turned toward her companions. "I dc detest babies V "Why, Virginia!" exclaimed Mrs. Wal ter, her matron sister, with genuine hor ror. "Can't help it I never could endure a babythat's one of my articles of faith !' "And how tr articles of faith have you V laughiuii-(8Snotuiredi9othcr com panion. "O, several. One is a hearty aversion to widowers thatrlass of dyed over hus bands who are always alluding to Airs Smith Number One! If I became that' lady's successor, I should be perpetually feorful I was standing in the way of Mrs. Smith Number Three ! And then the idea of washing the faces and combing the hair of hall-a-dozen uurnly step chil dren ! No second-hand babies for me, thank you." .But if Virginia could only hHvc had a peep into the operating room, where that hoZet-cyedbaby with pink ribbons at its shoulders and a string of red coral around its plump neck was setting Photography at defiance, she would - probably have kissed its perlumed breath uearly away, with true feniinine inconsistency. "Harry, do sit still I" pleaded the nurse in despair, while the operator dodged hopelessly to aud fro, trying to "catch a focus," and two or three young lady aunts jingled their watch chains and held their bracelets in ihn vain endeavor to attract the little one's eye. But the qumtes- tfr.ee of obstinacy can b imagined to fix EBENSBURG, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH its throne in a year-old baby, that baby was the individual ! All of a sudden, a bright winged canary in a cage opposite began to sing piercing ly. The scarlet lips opened into a won dering smile the large hazel eyes, that had roamed from place to place like chain lightning, were fixed for a moment. The operator jerked the drapery awav from '.his instrument with the agility of magic the sun rays swept their penens over the gleaming plate, and 'O, let me see it!" shrieked aunts and nurse, in a confused treble chorus, crowd-J ing around-the photographer as, after a shoit absence, he entered the room bearing the plate. "Only let me get one peep at it I" - "How delighted Raymond will be I" whispered one of the young aunts to her sister, as she eaught the baby in her arms, crushing her browu curls against its-silky little heid. "Y here shall I send the cards, ma'am ?" asked the operator. "To Captain May Raymond Ma', Philadelphia. Just the address, please no other word. Wc intend it for a birth day surprise to my brother "V ery well, y well, ma'am. Theodore-!" as tbo ladies had disappeared, ''just soou as write down that address, and tell the young lady below that wc are ready for her" Virginia Lynne must have been hard indeed to please had she been dissatisfied with the lace reflected iu the mirror as she took a last glance ere leaving the saloon down stairs. A proud, stately young beauty heart-free as jhe wildest lawn upjn the eastern hills. "When can I have the - picture ?" she asked. - 'In about five days, ma'am." ''No sooner! I leave tow'n to-morrow." "We can send it to you by mail, wher ever you are." She wrote upon a card, "Miss Lynnc, Philadelphia," and pushed it toward the man. "There is my address please send it as soon as possible." Captain May's sitting-room in the groat Philadelphia hotel was as snug a little den as man need wish for, with its carved marble mantle, bright patterned carpet, and luxurious solas and lounging chair?, and Captain May himself, as he luuked smilingly up from. the perusal of a heap wf papers to greet the entrance of a com panion, was in unfair specimeu of a hand aOa. "vouni: naval ofBccr. "Well Charley?" "Well, May, upon my word, if you're uot up to your ears i those old naviga tion charts again. It's enough to make a lazy man ache, to see you work!" "It's-time to work," said May, good huiuorcdly. ' I expect sailing orders iu about a fortnight aud gad I shall be when they come." "Glad !" ejaculated Charles Monroe, throwing himsctf into a chair, and biting at the end of one of his friend's quill pens. m "May, you're a perfect problem to me as uneasy on dry land as a fish. I can't understand it handed it'l can!" Perhaps you cuuld," said May, calmly "if you had no home tiegfr? nothing to look forward to nothing to make life pleas anter in one spot than another, since Minnie died " lie stopped abruptly. .Monroe leaned over with" frauk sympathy to grasp his friend's hand. "Pardon me, Raymond! I'm a stupid, blundering fellow, I know, but I don't mean to hurt you by my careless wordi. Yet, there is your child left you." "Dear little Harry," said May, smiling, "but a year-old baby isn't much company for a man of thirty, you must admit. Re sides, he is far better off under the loving care of my sister, thair he could be with me "True," said Monroe, twisting the quill around and around his fingers. "Who's that knocking ? Letters, eh ? Dont mind me, open Your correspondence !" . May complied, tearing open the envel- opes and glancing carelessly over their enclosures, until he came to the last one ! As his eye fell ou it he uttered an excla mation of astonishment. -, "What a beauty !" ejaculated Monroe, who, with the privileged impertinence of long establishel friendship, caught up the letter as it fell from Raymond's hands. "Well, I'd just like to know what this uicans, you sly scamp I" "Upon my word upon my honor, Charley," ejaculated the honest young man, "I never s!iw the face before ! I can not imagine who she is, nor how. the pic ture came here J" "No message- with it ?" "Not a word ! but the direction is cer tainly plain enough Captain Raymond May, Philadelphia - "Well, I can only rwomraend to jon to wait patiently for time to solve the question," said Monroe. "Come, do look up for a moment from the entrancing pho tographand give a fellow some attention I want to know if 3ou are going to Mrs. Leaford's Saturday night ?" "Yes no I dou't know. I haven't made up my mind." "All right ; I'll call for you at nine to a moment." Away went Monroe, leaving Raymond May yet bending over the. fair counten ance which seemed to enchant him like a dream. t The exotics in Mrs. Leaford's bay win dows were in full blosora aud brightness ; the fire, which one or two days had ren dered far from disagreeable, even iu April, glowed cheerfully in the. grate, aud half a dozen young guests matrouized by their pretty hostess and .Mrs. Walter from New York, were busy, some readiug, some ! chatting and some engaged in the grace ful mysteries of embroideries and crotch ets. "Ry the way, where is Virginia?" ask ed 31 is. Lea ford, glancing around. "She will be down presently," answered her sister ; "she took her letters up stairs to read." That very iastant Miss Lynne's light touch- fell upon the door knob, and she came into the room, looking prettier than ever, iu a white cashmere morning wrap per, relieved by the flutter of blue rib bons. "Lizzy," she said, coming to her sis ter's side, "I have had the strangest adven ture this morning I" "What do you mean?" asked Mrs. Walter. As I opened one of my letters, she said, jaugtiiug in a half pleased, halt puz zled maimer, "-jut fell a photograph ! Of course I supposed it was one of those 1 had taken of myself just before I left New Yoik." "Well," ejaculated the eager chorus of listeners, '.'and it was " "The pretties? baby you ever saw !" ex claimed Virginia, holding up the pictured representation of "baby Harry," and her auditors pounced sarcastica'y .upon it, uttering various fc-miniu,e adjectives of delight and admiration. Saturday night arrived, most propi tiously, with a keen "wind and a bright stiilizht, and Mrs. Leaford's ' spacious room were soou Qlled Mr. Monroe and Capt. 31 ay were among the later arrivals, and made their way towards Mrs. Lea lord as skillfully as they could, through the mass of crinoline which swayed a'round. ... "Here he is, M.rs. Lcaford !" ejaculated Monroe, as at length he reached the lady sought for. "I've brought him, ticeord ing to contract ; but, do you believe, the lazy fellow had coiled up on a Kfo. for an yvenitig over his books ! If it hadn't been for my indefatigable cffoits, you wouldn't have seen him here to-night." "I'm sutc 1 am vcrj much obliged to you," said .Mrs. Lcuford? laughing, "Cap tain May, the only amends you can, make for such an outrageous breach of discipline is to be just as agreeable as you can to my fair guests to night. 31iss Lytine, let me present Captain 3 1 ay." As the young officer bowed low over tho extended hand of the New York beauty, he was half uncertain whether he was broad awake or wandering through the mazes of a dream. There stood be fore him the lovely reality of that charm ing photograph, her jttty hair wreathed with pearls, aud -her d-irk beauty con trasted -with a dress of the softest pink, with moss-rses at her belt. - If he had been in love before, his case was hopeless now desperate, irremedia ble ! How quickly the next two weeks flew byj It was not until the night before he sailed that Captain Raymond 3Iay mus tered up courage to. confess to 31iss Lynne that" her similitude was in her possession for, of course, that would necessarily involve the surrender of precious property. But he felt that he must at length tell her the truth ; and so, with sinking heart, he marched up the broad marble steps of 3Irs. Leaford's mansion, and was ushered into a pretty room epening out of a fragrant conservatory. As ho awaited 3Iiss Lynne's appearance, he nervously turned over the pages of the gilded vol umes that lay on the table. One was a photographic album, and he gl-iuced at the various laces there contained, witnout really seeing them, until suddenly, the roy face of his own little Harry .Min nie's child smiled up in his own ! W ho, is it possible ? I must be mis taken." Rut a second glance convinced him that' he was not mistaken.' It was Harry 3Jay, and nobody else's baby. Suddenly a light footstep disturbed his reverie. "3lis Lynne,"., he said earnestly, 26, 1863. as soon as th"e customary greetings of the day were exchanged, "I am iu a stute ol very great perplexity. Will you solve the enigma for me?" "Certainly if I can;" said Virginia, blushing, and with a soft, uncertain trem or at her heart. "How did this picture obtain a place in your album ?" The color subsided into ordinary paler," as'Virgiuia replied, "In rather a roman tic manner, Captain 3Iay. It was sent to me with no accompanying message, and I haven't the least idea whence it came." "Ah ! that furnishes a clue to the whole mysterj'," said Captain .May, placing upon the table the picture which had laid next to his heart for -the last few days, and relating briefly how it had fallen into his possession. "Ry some mistake at the photographer'!, my little Harry's picture has been sent to you, and your likeners to me. I am a widower. Miss Lynne, with one child, .as I suppose you have heard." "No," said Virginia, coloring, "I was not aare of it, but " He looked earnestly into her. face, where the crimson was alreadj beginning to ghw, and the soft eyes tdf become shadowed with timid, downcast lashes; he looked out and saw something that encouraged him to ask another question. "Miss Lynne Virgiuia may I keep the picture V And she did not say "No." When Captain May sailed the next day, it was with "something to look for ward to" on hi3 return. "3Iy deart-st Virgiuia," exclaimed her sister, "what have you been doin:r? Don't you know that Captaiu "31ay is a widower ?" "Yes." said Virginia, valiantly, "but that don't make any difference ; I love him, and that's enough." "And don't you kuow that he has a baby eh?" "Well, end I love the baby, too, he cause it is Raymond's." "Oh!" said 31rs. Walter, archly, "so you have overcome your honor of "second hand babies." Well, my dear, only take care that he don't keep quoting Mrs. May Number One." "I have no fear," said Virginia, quiet- And time proved the correctness of her pomises, for we don't know any happier young wife than Mrs. 31 ay 'Number Two; and it i hard to sa which she loves best, her husband or "Baby Harry." Svioi'd Pi-icn(ulion. On Saturday evening, Febuary 2Sth, at Muvfrcesboro, Tenn., a beautiful swordr sash and belt were presented to Lieut. W. J. Nugent of Co. 1 76th Regt., P. V. I , by the non-commissioned ouicers and pri vates of his c.tiiiDanv. The following - if -m brief address was made by Corp. Jas. P. t Lirtit. Aajcnt : The company of which you haVe so long been a member, and in which you arc now acting in the capacity .of couuuauder, has purchased this sword, sash and belt to be presented to you m . token of that high esteem which we have . ever cherished .towards you, aud as an evidence that wc fully appreciate your past kindness, lou have always snaroa with us the fatigue of the march, aud the expesure of the camp aud bivouac. ou have all times, and upon all occasions stood by us in the hour of peril and dan ger, and wc as a company will always srand bv vou In presenting this sword, sash and oeir, youave our highest compliments for j j yourgeuticmarriy deportment, yuur uu- fulness iu the discharge ol duty, and rra'.lantrv disidavcd on a number of occa sions, hoping that your name may soou be placed at the head ol our ro;J, ana mat the future may be as prosperous and hap py to use as the past. Take this token coming from your com pany friends as a testimonial nf the respect and" friendship which your good qualities as an officer and your kindness as a menu have inspired, and may this bright blade be emblematical of the bright career which is before you. i lEt'T. xrGENT'S KEPLT. - fJornoral M' Chscru. ami. Memlcrs of ComjMjriJ JJ : The honor which you have conferred upon me this evening is fo reat aud to unexpected, that Iscarcely know what to say in reply. This evidence of friendship from a company of which I am proud to call myself a member, gives me infinite pleasure and fills my heart with grafitude. . Be assured that I am not insensible to your many a:ts of kind ness. You seem to vie with each other in striving to make p.e'asaut the positina which I now. temporarily occupy, and in doing BOf you place mo under lasting obligations. I thank you for your prompt 1 and cheerful obedience to all ordors, and NUMBER 26. the "creditable mamier it, which you per form all your duties. Your bravery ha been proven on occasions long since past. You had the honor to be among the first of our regiment to be led against the ene my. You formed a considerable portion of a defachmcntled by one of our company officers (Lieut. 3I'Crmick) in the first skirmish of which auy part of our regi ment were engaged. I refer to tho bri! iant little affair at Huricane Creek on tha 21st of last Ail trust The reputation you' established there has been fully sustained at Lavergne, ut Hermitage' Ford, before Nashville, and Stone River. Your past' history proves that vou dare go where duty point' or glory leads. I accept yoar sicnerous gift with pleas ure and with pride, and return my most sincere and heartfelt thanks for the high compliment you have been pleased to pay me. How much I appreciate it you can never know, for I cannot express - my irratitude in words ; but I hope to express it by an earnest dciirc to proirotc your interests, and a jcal& watchfulness over your rights and privilege. Your ranks are well filled to-night, but they are not full The cheerful "Ivrt is not heard in response to ajl the names that have been upon our roll. Sixteen of our brave boys have fought their last bat tle and now sleep their last sleep. Somo we have consigned to their last renting place beneath the "dark and bloody ground" of Kentucky some we have buried beside the broad Ohio, and others near the rolling Cumberland. The clodj of 3Iurfreesboros ensanguined field, stain ed with the blood of friend and foe, have fallen upon the uu coffined remain' of our gallant dead. They have all died as trua soldiers whether in the quiet of cainp.of hospital, or on . the field of deadly strife amid the din of battle. Let them be for ever cherished in our memories as patri ots who Uave gone to their Ist account while striving to sustain and perpetuate the bcst Govcrnment ever framed by man, and if in the vicissitudes of war" other lives go out upon our Country's altar, let us endeavor to leave a record as bright and uusullied as those who have preceded us. I trust that all of you "Till live to re turn to happy homes and rejoicing friends, when the (rod of battles shall say to tho dark angel . that now hovers over our once happy nation, "It is enough : stay now thiue baud." " EQ. A war correspondent," writing from Nashville, Tennessee, giveth utterance to the following mots : . A da' br two ago, a negro met his own er, and ihe following confab took place:? "Massa Whe-dcr, I see dey git do nig gers in de' 'hellion aiuss : dat's lbo!ihness, sar ; de niggers better stay to dar homes." "Well, what do you know about it, Tom !" "Wall, Massa, dis chile dosn't 'zactly sperier.ee uuf to give 'Liberate view de case; but, by golly, he notice dat when two dogs fight ober a bon5, de boue ncber says iiutBn, he-yah I" - "Hurrah for the Jeff Davis 1" shouted a little fellow on Cedar street tho other day. Hurrah for the deviH" rejoined an indignant private of the 1st Tennessee. "All right," said "the juvenile; "yoa hurrah for your "man, aud I'U hurrah for mine." Which was good. "Hurrah for JcfT Davis!" shouted a gcntlemm, who was standing in front of the St. Cloud. "Not much, sir," remarked a member of the provost guard, grabbing him by the shoulder. "Rut, I've done no harm, my (icarmin." "Yes you have ; you cheered for Jeff Davis." : "0!i, yes; but I meant the fellow wb.9 ahot Nelson I didn't :" Provost, left, hurriedly. "I wonder," said aa old lady, irt my presence, "when this fighting will ceass ?" 44 When officers get the same pay as privates," replied a corporal near. Which was unkind. Colonel Giilem was one day repriman ding one of his soldiers, who was slightly intoxicated at the time. After the Col. had concluded, the soldier remarked : ; "Yoz wuddint have occasion to talk to me so ef I had a pistol." The Col., much astonished, asked : "Well, mt, what would ycu do if you had a pistol ?" "Why,. I'd shoot rncse'if, sir," Which rather pleased tlfc Colonel. While I was in the act of bestowing a shinplaster upon a ineuaicant soldier, tho ether da, a friend remarked : "Why, this man is a Secessionist I" 'Wcl', I'm a Democrat, too !" replied, tho soldier. . - Which is rather rough than otherwise on tho Conservative. !-. s '. k 4. r. 1 v. , i ' f 1 1 f, .- I;