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H --i S HOY and man, Col. Bryant H 7A had been a soldier. As a boy H1 ii '''s anilItIon had been a cadet- H nJilp at West l'olnt, and the Hl irmy as a Ufa caroor. Messed with Hi wealthy parents, tlioio scorned nothing PH In the way to tho uccompllshment of H bis Ideal when tho opportune time ar- H rived. At IB ho began a course of H study that would fit him to pasB the H required examination and admit him H to tho United States mllltaiy acad- H tmy. At 18 tho opportunity came. H 1'horo was a vacancy at tho academy H to be filled by appointment from his H oougresslonul district, and ho entered H oagorly Into tho competition, for tho H oovetod place, fooling confident of H winning tho prlzo. H Ills most formidable opponent wan H Billy Edwards, tho son of a strug- H ding clergyman, Into whoso path fate H had thrown no special opportunities. H but who had Improved evory chance H for study that had been given him, H and who wished the appointment H morely as a means of securing a de- H aired education. H " Tho tyo had never been friendly, H and on one of two occasions had hnd H iomo boyish quarrels over tho atton H lions each hnd attempted to bo H stow upon niossom Nathun, When H nilly Kdwnrds won tho coveted ap- H polntment overy semblance of friend- H ship betweou tho two boys ceased, H and Hob Drynnt refused even to as- H Hoclr o with anyone who culled young H Edwards their friend. H Orlovously disappointed In not win- H nlng tho cadotshlp, young llryant en- H tored a military academy with a deter- H mlnatlon to propaio himself for u H military caroor, trusting to his fa- H tlicr's wealth and Influence to sccuro H for him an appointment to tho army. H During their school days both boys H tcopt up a cbrrcspondonco with Bios- H boiii Nathan, until at tho end of tlireo H years llryant Insisted that she could H not retain tho filcndshlp of both hu H and Kdwards, and that all correspond- H one- botween her and his rival must H j coa or her would hnve nothing more Hl toe with W. Tho young lady vory H promptly Informed hur angry suitor H? that she would choose her own H! friendB, and he accepted hor dec!- H I '()n, H Six months after Lieut. Kdwards H had graduated from West Point and H entorod tho nrmy.-ho made Hlossoiu H Nathan tils' wife, and took her to the B western post, whore his command was H stationed. H Bryant in tho mountulns hud fin- H Ishod his college courso, and not find- H ' ing it so easy o uecuro a civil np B polntment to tho army, had sottled down to tho study of law In Ills homo H ( town, und confined his military umbl- Hbi tions to a place In a local company of H4 Htato guards. f Thou camo tho call to arms to Hff iavo tho union. Tho southern states H V tad socooded; tho flag had bean ilred kr-H i 'i"mii mum in i.iimwmw . i ..r "" n-i ...M.MMVMMMMWWWMVWMV I upon. Kvory available company of tho regular service had been rushed eastward for tho doferyjo of Washing ton. Volunteers In companies, bat talions and regiments wore flocking Into tho mustering camps. With tho volunteers went Bob Urynnt as cap tain of his company. With tho regu lars sent to Washington went First Lieut. Kdwnrds, whllo Mrs. Edwards wont back to her old home to await tho return of her husband from the front, i Tho four years of war dragged wear ily along. Lieut Kdwards stuck to tho regular service and roso to the rank of major, and brovet nontenant colonel, ns which ho commanded his regiment. Cnpt. Urynnt of tho vol unteer sorvlco roso to tho rank of colonel. At tho tiattlo of Gettysburg Col. Bryant was temporarily In command of a brlgado stationed at Cemetery 1II1I. During tho first day's lighting his command In company with all others at that point In tho lino of battle had suffered soveroly. With tho rconforcemonts of tho second day camo tho regiment commanded by Lieut. Col. Kdwards, and during the fighting or that day Kdwards fell and was burled on tho field. Tho war ovor, Col. Bryant found tho wished for opportunity to enter tho regular sorvlco, and was sent to tho far west as a lieutenant of cav- Beside the White Stone. nlry. For 12 years ho followed the trail of the red man, and then "the good of tho son Ice" took him to Washington to servo for a ttmo on tho staff of tho general commanding tho army, It was this that account ed for his presence on tho Gettysburg battleflold on Decoration day, 1878. Ho walked ovor the ground so fiercely contested In '03 and glanced at tho white headstones looking for tho name of his comrades. At each gravo there was planted a .small flag, similar to one ho carried idly In his hand. At one gravo ho noticed tho frail staff had been broken, and the flag Mown away, lio stopped to I rend the namo on ttw stone. It was: UVT. LIEUT. COL. WILLIAM KD WAltDS. InBtantly all thu old animosity of tho years gone by returned. The man buried hero hnd stolen fiom him hi opportunity, had stolen the girl li loved and then there came to him the thought that this nun had Rncrln sd his life for thu flag; that this man had lost his l" in bringing success to himself and Ills comrades, and hnd helped In sating them from probable annihilation at the hands of the en omy. Iteverently ho stooped over the grave and planted the Has he carried beside the white stone. As he did so a woman's wilce close behind him said. "I thank ou." Ho turned It was Blossom Na than. The same Blossom, though a sad, sweet-faced woman now, instead of tho chit of a girl ho had known bo many jeais ago Tho years of exposure and haidshlp had chunged 111 in so she did not know him. "It Is my husband's grnve," she ex plained "Tho wind has evidently blown the flag away, and I hnvo been looking for it, but without success. It seemed so lonely without a flag like tho others." "Blossom!" ho cried. "Don't you know me?" The voice brought back to her tho days of her girlhood; tho Impetuous boyish lover. Sho gavo him her hand, nnd togeth er they loft that battlefield, where hopo had died and hope was born again. A few months later sho again Jour neyed to the west to spend hor Ufa at an army post a soldier's wife. WHEN COLUMBIA CROWNS HER DEAD "By T. C. HARBAUGH. What has set the drums A-betfing 'nerth the tender skies of May ? Why troop the children from the fields tvlth flowers fresh And gxy ? I see the vet'rAns gather In their buttoned coats of blue. With here And there an empty sleefoc to prove the wearer true; I hear them talk of battles In their youth' time long ago, Where side by side they stood and mt the onslaughts of the foe; And now the 'bolce is silent, and each soldier boms his head. For tuell they know this sacred day Colum bia crowns her dead. The flag half-mast Is flying and the alt Is filled with praise Of those who by the Nation stood through out her trying dAys, When strode the Cod of BAttles In his fury o'er the land. And crimson grew Potomac's tide and red the Rio Grande; When the cannon tore the cedars In the green vales of the South, Where now the blue-bird builds her nest deep in the mortar's mouth; But ah I the snowy wings of Peace above those fields are spread, And Columbia, like a mother, comes to crown her gallant dead. No more I hear the rumble of the battle's brazen car, Iha'be to part the flowers fAlr to find the wounds ofwAr; I hear a robin singing where the colonel braliely died, And a butterfly Is hov'ring where the legions multiplied ; . Tlie bugle Is no longer heard on fields we love to name. And the roses bloom In beauty In the sacred camps of Fame, And down the street a-marching, with Old Glory at their head, Come the "bet'rans, for Columbia bids them all salute her dead. Sleep on, O 'wearers of the b'.uel the meed of praise you've won. Sleep on the long, long sumtver thro' In shadow and in sup : The sweetest bloom that Nature yields lies on the soldier's breast. And nevermore war's clarion notes shall break your peaceful rest : The battle 'choes vanish like a distant cannon's boom, Beholdl Columbia gently lays a wreath upon a tomh, "My cht dren I Peace be with you!" speaks she low 'with drooping head, Tlien she kisses all the rosesshe has laid upon her dead. CIVIL WAR FIGURES. Statlttlcs of the Army That Put Down the Rebellion. Tho enlistments in the union army during tho civil war reached thu enormous total of 2,898,304. It Is not posslhlo to know exactly how many enlistments thero wero In tho confed erate army, because the confederate states failed to keop a rollablo record of tho number of mon furnished to the sorvlco, and such statistics as art to be had aro incomplete. It la esti mated, .however, that there worn ho tween C00.000 and 700,000 men In tho confederate armies, and that fully 200, 000 of this number died In battle or from wounds ami disease. IQf ' hear no ntioutn ns the soldi? rom mu ft'ffil To l',e me"ow throb of tho ill.Munt drum. Bui R. A 'j& Tlicy come A fragment of what they were; cfill Pi-- 'e T'"" ran'1' nro scattering yeur by year, 3 aA V T 'or ono ky ono with bin olden ulr Al Knv ' "a" answered the runmions of Death with "Her!' V fflw f' Bee "'em waver nnd falter on, 5 V Kj Their blue Krown nhndowy Krny with dust "I e3J ti. Orown shadowy Krny, ns In jenrs nnone kl Wti'i-'" Their sabers fell Into shadowy runt. i H" fc O, tills tho lslon that comes to me; .! , '-' I watch them trudplnB ndown tho street, Jl V V The ready soldiers that used to he, J vi, ' With vibrant drumming to time their feet; A jl IV"" I see them swinging along tho way 3 U With brave Old Cllory nbovo them nil; I sr A"d alt tho lines are complete to-dny Made so by the mystical trumpt call. U I Vt tS And quick and eager, erect and bold, 1 1 v They march triumphantly through my dream I 1 . k Tho soldier men of the day of old I 11 With flags ablow and with swords agleam. 1 1 t The cannons rumble their warring note, I 1 The muskets blaze on the battlo's marge, I'l And out of the bugle's braten throat II V Thero shrills th terrible cry of "Charge!" 1 But hold. The mist that was In my eyes H A Now drifts away as a cloud Is blown, j-n And the shadows fado, as across the skies & The silent arm of the wind Is thrown. 5S And gray, and grizzled, and halt, nnd lame, They falter on to the rounded graves V That glow to-day In the grace of fame V Beneath the tta.g that honor waves. t Thoy go A shadow of what they were; "". The ranks aro vanishing year by year, For one by one with his gallant nlr " Has answered the summons of Death with "Herel And so they waver and fnltcr on, , Their blue mado shadowy gray with dust The fading host that In years ngone - jiJx Boro forth tho grail of the nation's trust. """" -A And Into the shndows march they all -"""N , To the sign of a far-off trumpet cnlU - - STILL LIVE FOR US Funeral March for Heroic Dead Has Meaning Be yond Mere Honor to the Fallen. EVEIIY year, in the full tide of spring, at tho height of the sym phony of flowers and love and life, there comes a solemn pause, and through tho silence tho nation hears tho lonely pipe of death. Year after year lovers wandering under the applo boughs and through the clover aro surprised with sudden tears as they see black-veiled figures stealing through the morning to a sol dier's grave. Year by year tho comrades of tho dead follow, with public honor, pro cession and commemoratlvo flags and funeral march tribute from us who have Inherited a nation's glory to tho horoes who gave It. As suroly as this day comes round we aro In tho prosenco of the dead. But not all tho associations of this day aro sad; some of them are tri umphant, oven Joyful. Wo seem to hear the funeral march become a pean. Our heroic dead still llvo for us, and bid us think of life, not death of Hfo to which in their youth they lent tho passion and glory of the spring. Memorial day may and ought to IN LABOR OF LOVE Multitudes Gather to Aid Veterans Decorate Craves in Beautiful Arlington Cemetery. THE Coliseum In tho national cemetery at Arlington, lu which people gather annually for tho exercises. Is Indescribably beautiful. Tho spaco Is sorrounded by columns, a light lattice work forming tho roof. Bosldo tho columns havo boon planted wistaria, roses, clematis and other early flowering vines, which form a porfoct bower overhead, while tho ma jostle trees make ample shado for tho multltudo who come to Jotn In the la bor of love. Tho thousands of ex-union ofllcors and soldiers who havo died during tho 38 years since tho ilrst Docoratlon DIED IN PRISON PENS Record of Those Who Passed Away in Military Confine ments Is an Appal ling One. Tho largest confederate prison was at Andorsonvlllo, Qa., where 45,013 union soldiers woro Imprisoned. Tho prison had Its maximum number on August 6, 1804, when the rolls show id tho presenco of 33,114. Death claimed 12,912, or 28 por cent, of the ntlre uumbor. Every day the doath roll averagod 30. The greatest num ber of deaths occurred on August 33, havo a meaning beyond mero honor to tho dead. It celebrates and solemnly ro-afllrms from year to year a national act of enthusiasm and faith.'' It em bodies In the moBt Impresslvo form our belief that to act with enthusiasm and faith Is tho condition of acting greatly. To fight out a war men must bolleve something and want something with all their might. So must thoy do to carry out anything else to an end worth reaching. Peace calls for its patriotic devo tion, no less than war. And, stripped of the direct associations which gavo rise to It, this is a day when by com mon consent we pause to becomo con scious of tnir national honor and to re Jolco In It, to rocall what our country has done und Ib doing for us, and to ask ourselves what wo can do for our country In return. Tho great French soldier, de Latour d'Auvergno, was tho hero of many bat tles, but remained by his own choice In tho ranks. Napoleon gavo him a Bword and tho ofllclnl tltlo "Tho First Grenadier of Franco." When ho was killed tho emporor ordered that IjIb heart should bo entrusted to his regi ment that his name should bo called at overy roll call and that his next comrade should answer, "Dead upon the flold of honor!" In the keoplng of this nation aro tho hearts of many horoes; wo treasure them In conso crated ground, nnd when their names are called wo answer In flowers, "Dead upon tho field of honor. day, and the hundreds that havo fall en sinco tho Spanish-American war, and whoso bodies havo been borno across tho sea to bo burled In Arling ton, have made this tho largest city of patriotic dead on the globe. This 30th of May, like all othors, will seo overy low green mound of tho oxtenslvo flold covered with flowers nnd Immortelles. Thero wllr- bo a repetition of tho an nual ceremonies, with probably addi tional Interesting features. Alas! tho column of ex-unlon sol diers docs not present a long lino, and tho few who partlclpato aro for the most part bowed with ago and In creased disability which tlmo has wrought. The patriotic organizations, sons and daughters of veterans, and the loynl pooplo havo taken up tho work which older hands havo had to lay down. Tho spirit of gratitude and de votion to tho memory of tho country's defondera Inspires tho wholo nation to-day as it did In 18G8. 18G4( when 127 yiolded up their lives. Tho largest military prison In the north was nt Klmlra whoro 11,916 pris oners wore confined in an open pon or stockade. Tho death list reached 2,994, about 25 per cent. In March, 18C5, the groatest mortality occurred 495 or 16.5 per cent, of all tho deaths. All excopt six of tho dead woro burled In flold which was aftorward plowed up d planted with wheat, and now ilther summer' nor wlntor shows n gn of whero 3,000 hapless confedqr '03 wero laid away. The members of tho Woman's Relief Corps make a great feature of Memo rial da The pity or It all Ib ttV there aro so Pianv now travrn In Aot oral MM : Put Your 'Money Into Good Jowolry or Diamonds You will havo It longer with you than nny other way. This la tho ploco to write. ""-Jv ESTABLISHED ''WIlVmain ST. SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH. PATENTS j Prated your Ideas they may bring you wealth. Patents, Civeats, Trado Marks and Designs quickly obtained. Information furnished Free upon appllca'ion. Harry J. Robinson A1T0RSEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR OF PATENTS 102 MERCANTILE BLOCK, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH An Ambassador's Butler. The practice of tipping Is not entire- 9 Iy bad, the leclplents nt least dorho 9 some benefit. A former butler of Mr. Choate, American ambassador to Kng land before Mr. Held, has built a largo hotel on the roast on the tips ho ro eclved from lsltors to the American embassy, whoso servants make moro money than those attached to other embassies, chiefly because of tho num ber of wealthy Americans who visit the ambassador and scatter tips with 9 traditional generosity. B A Lottery. Winner's Celebration. ft A Rome correspondent tolls of an n all-night banquet (olght p. m. tO'olght -v f a. m.) given to 100 guests by a Swiss commercial traveler, who ha3 won tho Italian lottery prlzo of 40,000. They put away 278 bottles of champagne bo tween them, which Is nt tho rate of two bottles nnd three-quarters per man. SALT LAKE'S PLEASURE. RESORT Saltalr, Utah's Coney Island, Opens, on Decoration Day. Salt Lako City. Saltalr, Utah's leading plcasuro resort, will open fot i tho season of 1907 on Decoration day with bettor facilities for entertalnlna 8 tho public than over before in its his tory. Many improvements havo beon. 1 mado during tho closed season, 20( ? now linth rooms havlmr been ndded t 20,000 feet of now platform built, now i entrance and exit gates built, thus preventing .delay of cntranco nnd exit to tho pavilion. Tho water Is two feot higher this season thnn last year K and tho bathing will bo all that could P bo desired. In the amusement fen. "jj turos will ho found a now roller skat lng rink, 100x150 feet, now World's Touring Car, Roller Coaster, Morry Qo-Round for tho children, n flno now , steamer carrying 200 pooplo, gaso- 4 lino launches, tho finest dancing floor- In the world, whllo n first class res taurant will satisfy tho Inner man. ( Tho rolling stock of tho railway which convoys tho crowds to and ' "rom tho city has been Improved and added to, and a 45-mlnuto servlco will bo maintained overy day after 2 p. m. A now depot has been erected on Sec ond South street botweon Third nnd Fourth West. A trip to Salt Lnko la not complcto without a visit to Salt ilr, Utah's "Coney Island," which yearly entertains many thousands ol ' pleasure seekers, and which, prom ises to break all records this seasoiu : First Requisite for Success. j At tho annual convention of sales mon of a large corporation prizes wero to bo awarded to thoso who submitted tho best roply to the query: "What are you going to do to lncreuso your sales for tho ensuing year?" After numerous comments and remarks had been made, a telegram was received from the one absent salesman whose attendanco had been unavoidably pre vented by pressure of business. On being read to the assembly ho waa unanimously voted first prise. Tho telogram read: "Shall hustle like- the dickens." , - "Pllnrlm's Progress" on Stage. ' A dramatic version of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" has been pro- N tented at tho Imperial theator, Lon- 9 don. Tho ten sccnos, which are said 9 to havo beon flnoly staged, wero ac- companled by old English music, and I tho wholo production was a groat sue- I ccsb. H Had His Revenge. 1 An English milkman named Win- 1 penny wns discharged by his em- 1 plojer. Tho next morning ho pur- poscsly distributed sour milk to all I his mastor's customers, thereby cans- 9 ing his omployer to loso a largo pro- I portion of them, I Measures for First Relief. H At tho hend of a hill at Aldorly Edgo, England, this notlco has boon consldorntely posted: "This hill Ib dangerous. A stretcher may bo ob tained at Hurst Cottage, bolow, when required." Ideals. Few men succeed In living up to tholr ideals, but that Is no argument agalnBt tho Ideals. Suicide Followed Peculiar Whim. f 1 In London a photographor was called I to tho house of u wealthy man, whom I bo found dressed In tho costume of 1 King Lear. He -poBed and ordered sevoral pictures to bo sent to friendB. Later tho photographor learnod tho man had committed sulcido. Chance to 8ell Corn Shelters. Kaffirs In many districts of Africa still winnow tholr corn by boating II with sticks and throwing It In the air A simple corn shollnr would doubtlesi ell well If properly Introduced.