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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, "';;'
Morris Keil,
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
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.
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.
West BaIt. Express leaves at
" rutin. L.pre3&
Fast Line
Int Express Train
" Fast Line
Mail Tr:.in
' 8
A. M.
A. M.
A. M.
p. m:
p. M.
A. M.
A. M.
West Balt. Express leaves at
" Phil.i. Express
" Fast Lino
last Express Trair
" Fast Line
" Mail" Train
Daily, except Mondays.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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.
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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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