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Faithful Into Death The civil v ar wai a sad and a hor rible struggle, co?t?Dgf untold treasure and tba lives c f thout-anla of brave and gallant men. Some of the-bravest who ft-11 were mere boys. Among- th lat ter, none gave bis life more nobly than younir Harry Chester. When the var feesn he was a boy of 8'Xteeo, clerkine .io a count-y store, the sole support of his widowed mothsr. The first alarm set his pulses to throbbing', a the reading of tbe battle of Chevy Chase fired the soul of young Philip Sidney. "Mother, T must go," he said. "My country needs me. His mother regarded him sorrow fully. "You must gn where duty calls yon," she said, "liuf, U my son: 1 shall mlfs you." That was all that was said; but Harry knew that he was free to go. And he cclitted. Those were days that stirred the hearts of men. AH who could go were ba't'nio to the front, and tbe news of the last battle was read with bated breath at the hearthstone of every northern ho;ne. Harry wps under he required ase for mili'ary service, but the colonel of h!s reeiinent agreed to lakn him as an aid, and so he went. Be true to yourself and to your country," said hi mother, as she kis d bim good-bye, with tear-blinded yf)B. "And do not forget your Bible." Harry's resriment was one of the first ordered to the fror.t, and, for a y ar or more, he saw fighting to bis heart's HARRY RECEIVING content. He proved bimrelf of gooi I metal, aid beicre the Chickamaua I campaign, he was on General Hose- craes siati as om oi ni i aids-Je-cimp. It was io to at great but'le of the west that Harry won bis cioo. General Rosecrans was at bis head quarters at the Lee macsioo, at Craw fish Springs, one afternoon, whea he Bumajoaed hisoungaid to;nis presence ce. 1 he .general Bat at his desk, busi ly wr.tiog, whea Harry enteed, his countenance iiaica'ive of care and anxiety. Harry waited, hat in hand until the general arose. "You are a' ways p ompt and you al ways do your duty," taid the general, regardiLg him keenly, "I have work, important work, for jou. Here," he continued, handing-Harry a healed en volope. '"1 wish tnis to be in General McCook's hands before m.dight. I dare not trust anyone else. After de livering tbe di-patcb.es, return to me wnh bis answer. You will not fail me?" "With God's help, I will not fail you," atswered Harry, erect acd con fident, as he took the dispatches and p.hced them in his ' inside breabt pocket. "It is a case of victory or defeat," said Rosecrans. "I k now I can trust you." Making his salute, the -toy he was scarcely eighteen witadrtw to set' oil on his desperate undertakicg. It was a beautiful September, ciut, warm, with the stars sparkling -overhead a nigbt In which to perform a dted of daring. And indeed no mr ra ce-p'r-ate deed was ever undertaken by a Douglas or a Percy of olcej time than this midnight ride of the young Union soldir in the days of :63. McCook lay a oozn niiles av ay, end Harry might, at any moment, ride into any of tbe Knfedt-rate pickets. He carried his life in bis hands, and he knew it. But he bad been entruet'.d wi'h a duty and he must not fail. As be rode through tbe mists of tr at war ji starlight s uih rn night, thoughts of bis northern home, and the mother waiting for him mere, must have pars ed through his mim;but there was net much time for reverie. There was a t-harp 'whinny dan get ously near, ar.d then tbe plunge of hcofrtrokes, and from a copie at his riht dashed half a dozen horteuwn, Confederates, as he could tell by the cheer they gave. His own horse was put to its mettle, and rashed through tbe stal ght lie a fleeting pbantom. Ou! cn! on! swept the pursued and the pursuers Harry bard ly knw in whico direction hi was going; he mlgbt, for all hn knew, be ruBhlng ' right ioto the enemy's camp, but to pluoged in the iowls acd kept right ,p linn VHk ANTICIPATION. Come od, cold Christtr as day! Bring t the joyous V oar J the fr iend and rovt r; Cone with tby bellf 8 aod beau 3 from fa-awav, . (Ab! how I wish the agooy over!) were Ring from th- myety bills. O belie! aid ha's'e thj pleasure that delajs yet (I do beseech you not to bri"g' those bills For thirty deadly, darksome, dream less days yet!) Atlanta Consli u'ion. on. The hoof-beats r?w f a'n'er and fainter behind him. He -heard t hi re port of a revo'ver, and then he felt a sharp prick in hi shoulder; but he did not waver. Ah! wra1- is that? Right in hi very path rises a solid phalanx, aud the leveled riflf-s gli-t?n in the starlight. Out ransr ihi learful challenge: ' Halt, or we tire!" But th brave rider did cot halt. He dashed straight oi, and th-j te rib'e rifl-s blazed right into h s very i face. How he scaped instant death was a marvel: but tie did, and before he fairly realized it be had galloped pas, the soldiers, and was sweeping away like the win J, his gallant steed tireless 8 nJ unhurt. Harry was seriously wounded. He could feel tbe blood dribbling in little gruesome currents into his long cavalry boots, and a deathly sensation came over him a? if he ware about to faint. But he struggled bravely acainst It. He could not give way tbon when so much depended on his reaching Mo- ('Stone w IV) with a detail of one hun Cook's bealqua-ter. Yet every mm-. dred meJ' for eoe-ial orders. I we . i at ute he felt himself growing weaker and weaker. If he could but get h's dis patches into tbe general's htnds. He wondered what time it was, an-i if be would be in season; and he clu'ched the dispatches closer, and urgel on his brave horse, who seemed as eager as himself to reach safety. Hurrah! Hurrah! There right be fore him Dob ted a familiar Hie the stars and stripes. A santiiel saluted, and he was conducted ti the presence of General McCook. But as be de- THE DISPATCHES. ivered the dWpa.ches he uttered a groa i aad fell down in a dead faint. An hour afterwards he was sitti aittinc paie ana weaK in tn- gtnral's tent. "My boy, you must not go back," said General McCcok. "You tre sorely woucdei and the effort may cost you jour life." And the young hero answered: "Thousands have given their lives for their country, and I have my orders. General Rocecrans will expect me." No appeal could mora bim; h must ride back to Crawfish Springs and re port to his commander-in-chief with out fail. And he did it. Talk of the bravery of the Spartan boys! There bave bjen heroes since Plutarch's days heroes whoje tames may not be found written in the brilliant scroll of fama. And one of them certainlv was young Harry Chester, who counted not his life dear unto him for the sika of bis country and his duty. It was scarcely more than a ghost that tottered into General Ro-eorans' presence in tbe early morning dawn, and handed bim General McCook's re- SHE "Don't you think women can He "It would not ba necessary if FE3- Of TlVlTld & Am t1v. Hary Chest r bad performed his mission, though h gave his lifts to do i- for he never recovered from tbe fever and exhaustion brought on by that f -arful rid. Bat the sacrifice of his youuar life was cot in vain. When the true history of tie bittle of Chickamauga shall have teeu written, and all the actors in it awarded their just due, it will be found that not Kosecrans, nor McCook, I par Thomas, saved the battle to tbe Union cause, but the fa fnfulness and the heroi-m of a b y oi elgnt en, orave Ha-rt Ohester, who by hit daring r de enabled the UDiooicommnde s to actin com rt and bri'tg their fores toget.er at the proper time. Fred M. Colby in Forward. General Jackson's Enemy. "Ab mt daylight of the day before the seond kat'leof Mansta-," aid a Confederate officer at a recent reunioc of the blu and the gr y, ' I was order ed to rerort to Gate '-. l T. J. Jackjon once to hea iqua teis and tr pentad tbe orders I had receive!. General Jack son i atie out, and. beckonicg me to fo' low him, rolrt some fifty yaros from hi siatf and then turned to me aid haltt d 'Caotain, d- you ever use liquor?' he asked- " 'No. s!r.' I replied. "A smile li". up his rugged face as h fa'd, 'I S' nt for a special detai' of one hunrei men under com wand o' an of ficer who never us?d spirituous liquo s. Are you that mm?' 'Yep, t-ir. ' I taid; I was detailed on tbat ac20un'., " 'Well, then,' he continued, 'I have an order to give upjn the execution of which depends tbe success of tbe pres ent movement ani the result of the battle soon to be fought.' ' 'If to keep sober is all that is needed, general, ygu may depend upon me,' I sa'd. " 'No,' he answer d, 'that Is not all; but unless you can resist tempt ' ion to drink you cannot carry out my orders. Do you sea that warehouse over there?' poio'ingtoa large building a little way off. 'Take your command up to that depot; have te barrels of bread rolled out and Best down to tbe rail road track, to t lat my men can git it as tbey pass, and then take jour pick ed men into the building aad spill all tl e liquor there D 'n t spare a dr jp, Dor let any man taste it, under any circumstances. This o'der I expect ycu to exe ute at any cost.' "Ha turned and was about to ride back to his staff when I caliei, hastily: " 'One moment, genera:! Suppose an officer of superior rank should order me under arrest, and th"n gain posses sion of the warehouse?' "Coming up close to me, and look ing me through and through, as it seemed to me, he said to me, wi'h a look of solemnity that I shall never forget: " 'Until I relieve jou in person, you are exempt from arrest, except upoa I my written ordT- I fear that liquor morg than Pope's army,' he added, as he rode rapidly away.' ' "I too' my men down to the ware house, whii-h had become so important, and threw a guard around it, placing five men at each entrance, wi h orders neither" to allow anyoae to t ntsr nor to , tnter them, elves. "The next thing was' to rcll out the bread; which we did. Just as we were finishing that task, I wa called to poe of the entrances, to find a general of? ficer with his staff demanding that the guards shou'd either allow hiin to enter or bring bim out some 1 quor. Of course, I relused to comply with the command, upon which he ordered his adju'att to pi tee me under arrest. ' 1 i old him I was there by General Jackson's personal order, and was especially exempt from arrest. He or dered bis staff to dismount and enter ih warjtou-:e, and I gave my mea the order to level their guns and make ready. "Thin made the general halt, in spite of his thir6t,"Srfd 'hold a consul ts tion with his officers. They conclud- ' do a good deal to elevale the stage?' they would only lower thgr hats." ed to try persuasion, since tbey could not get what tbey wanted by fcrce. But they found that method of co more avail than the otner. Then tbey de manded to know my name and what c 'tumand I beloaged to, and threaten ed to report me for disobedienc . 'I should never l ave yielded, and whether this would have pusbel things to an etreoiitr, in their rag ng desire f..r the 1 qu- r. I do hot bnw; b;it j'ist at tbat moment, G n ral A. P. Hill Cume galloping up with bis staff, and i aiurally wanted to know wl at was the trouol -. I exp'ained tbe situation, which the quick-witted general took in at once, and ordered the thirsty (quad off. '"Have you orders to burn the build ing?' he asked. " 'No,' I answered, 'I have tot.' "Without a word he rode away, and within an hi ur the'e came an order from Gen ral Jackton to fire the ware house, and when it was we'l destroyed to report to him. "I carried out the order to the let ter. Not a man got drunk tbat day, and for that time tbe foe that 'Stor e wall' Jackson most dreaded was vanish ed." The Y uth's Companion. No. 887. Omitted Fruits. D D. If a certain fruit you plaoe ' Between these letters in the pace Where you see a lino that's dotted. You will always find it spotted. 8 .... S. If a fruit is placed aright 'Twixt these letters, for the fight You will bo well armed, and so, It would seem, will be your foe No. 238. Magic Counters. o o o o o o o o o o o o Here are 12 conn tors forming a hollow equnro with four counters on each side. ifow change thu arrangement so that there Will be five counters oq oaoh side, but still only 19 counters in all. No. 289. Heads and Tatls. L Beheaded, I am an ordinance of the church, a solemn ceremony; Curtailed, I become a legal instrument, under seal, epistolary; Complete, I record, I engrave, I inscribe, I should do all intelligibly. 8. Beheaded, I am a fluid, black or violet or green or red; Curtailed, I am of wood, of iron or a brass wire with a head ; Complete, I am one of the sweetest flowers which deck tbe garden bed. Behead me, and I am an ancient boat of the most worldwide renown ; Curtail me, and yon will see I equal all the value you set down ; Complete, I am an oasu within any city or town. No. 290. Three Diamonds. 1. A letter. 2. A vehicle. 3. A serpent. 4. A vegetable. 6. A support. j. period of time. 7. A letter. 1. A letter. 2. A coxcomb. 3. Conclu sive. 4. Like a cone. 5. Measured by steps. 6. A boy. 7. A letter. 1. A letter. 2. A drinking vessel. $. A regular solid body with six equal square sides. 4. A storied river of Italy, o. A toothsome nut found in the south. 6. A descendant. 7. A letter. No. 291 A Lost Article. My friends went in different directions in search of the missing instrument. One looked into an o drawer, another in a baglike ap dugo on ray desk, another In the nant on the shelf, another iq the bed of nyroyal under the window, another even sought it in thu iteniiary, in case it had been carried there before re tance; another in the dulum, another said It was worth nearly half of his sion to bo in such sus se, fo? he knew I was de dont upon it; on otlier looked close beside his rknife. ding all this I was endeavoring to : ; etrnte the mystery. Finally each kind friend, as well as myself, was as success ful as you doubtless are this minute. No. 292. Numerical Enigma. A story I will now relate About my cousin John A simple story, you will find As these few lines you 1 2 12. He asked me blushing as he asked, Like any bashfv . iover If to his wedding ..idneaday eve I kindly would come 1)13 6. Of course I went to see Johq wed, And, with no fears combating, I beard him vow to love for aye A fairy in white 7 8 9 10 3. A few days passed, I went to call Upon my new relation And spent a very happy hour With her in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1Q H 13. No. 293. Geographical Anagnwna. 1. Man does it. A town in Kent, Eng land. 2. Chinese law. 'A town In Sussex, England. 8. Ne'er dip. A river in Russia. 4. Ted for war. A county of Ireland. 5. 'T!s she. A river in Hungary. 6. Slow gag. A city in Scotland famed for its trade and manufactures. 7. I sent Morel. A town in Hereford' shire, .England; also In Massachusetts, 8. Biter. A river in Italy flowing into tbe Mediterranean. 9. Brute's dwelling. A favorite health resort. Pnniana. The fall rush that of tbe football play ers. Done np brown autumn leaves. Making the most of it inflating a bal loon. It's the man who has no tnusio in hia soul thai is able to harp on the faults of others. Easily downed the elevator. Ready to Strike. "With so many labor troubles," Bald the clock upon thu shelf, "1 have just about concluded That I'd better strike myself." Key to the Puxxler. 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