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VERMONT WAT ILMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1889. Hringing lloinr the (ows. Tlip wondUntls cnrtt Iht teliKtliened kIiuiIc. Tlie lillln 1N Mthtd I ii IHBWt OM The hrooli ko-p tlnie rrild lllln Klldlnn To iong-Mnli pldHK In the world. Tln milkln tlinp, hiiiI rroin the vnle Is lipiird the cowlioy'n rlii'rry i'H ; .Now loiitl ttnd clt'ar. tlien fntnter nrown, It milton wltli tlie dew drop'n fall. The suimet Mt, tlic lillln ttrow dlm Auildon their NbM of lODtlffbl Kriiy, And atlll the BhMrTul 811 . heard. A cowi eome troopliiK up tlie way. Knee-doep MBOBf thl UllM ItAfldtOgi Thejr liatt lienlde the tlnkllllK otreaiu To crop the creMes rool atid weet, And tliere the cowlioy linlta t( drettm. The Rtara liearn out Ifl evcnliiK kle And tlnge thl DNOI wlth iillvery nheen; In nuowy hood, t thl pnsture tiarn, Thl WHlthiK mllk iiuild there la ieen. Ttien from litn dri'ani touiiie RotllO wakefl, And then. wlth loud, Impntlent " whmip," Starttng the lolt erl n tf tierd IMW, Ilrtves IfefOlltfh the liuri. tlie pnnttlitf troop. III wcrk wim done, yet at tlie burs The tm'liful OOWboy Uofftn ItlU And Ifl tlie tfloitmtntf watched tlic inald Wlth Miowy lilllk the lirltflit Bflltl Hll. Lct dowu tlie tiam. that rtli mltfltt p:tt-, lle naw hertake her hotneward wny; Yet nevcr wovd nf ipflMh lic'd fortncd Could the fnlnt hc.irtcd Itollln y. She rcad liln MOMl In ti I h face And lct her trttnbUtMJ lutdio fall; Then hOUMWafd Ipfldi wltli iuli-kuncd pacc, And In her dreHin xtlll heard his call. Lontf yeara have tlown, and nnce utfaln 'TiB milkllitf-tiino, HHd tfatlierod t her.- Amolitf tlic inilil-eyed BtWI they wtaiiii. A tfrey-liaired man Md tnatrou fair. Their lialidK are Jolned In tendcr filMPi And, nOllttg c'cr that t'ar-otf tlme, She hearn atfalu tlic eiiwboy'n eall Come np the valc like Hllvery chline. LdMUJfi lontf thcy lialt bfltMfl the liarn, Tlll nltflit Windj kins their nllvcred hrow ; Then over the ineadow bfOOk thcy pass And f olln w hOflM tlic loi terlli tf OOWfl. Oftruil t'rte Priiii Clrcumitanoei the Tvsi of Meui The nalure of everv man is so mys terious, so iniraeiisurabk' and unfathom able that what seetns to others the nar rowest mental orgaDizatioo may contain Witbin itself UDezpected resourccs. This is the hldden cause of the Invari able appearance of areat men in times of national trial and dlsturbance, At such times quiet, unpretending imli viduals come to the front hy the forees of natnre that fortuerlv lay concealed eept on cuatomn, taxes and public dues. National bank notes are not lcgal ten ders, aud can be, and often have been, refused in payment of debt. Bttbtid iary coin is legal tender only in limited qnaDtttiai. A gentlcman wcnt to the stami wintlow of the post-ofllee in a neiKhboring city and called forone hun drctl one-ecnt stamps, tendering in payment one hundred one-cent pitces. " Those are not lcgal tender in any such amounts," growled the starop clerk. " I refuse to accept them." " You do, ch?" answercd the gentlc maD. " Well, glve me one stamp," at the same lime shoving out a pennv. The stamp was forthcoming. " Now, glve mc a stamp." He got it. "Another stamp. Now another." " See here," said the clerk, " how many stamps do you want? You are kceping twenty people waiting." " Oh, I always keep within the law," responded the gentlc man. " Another stamp, please. l'cn nics are not legal tcuder in largc amounts. Another stamp." And Ee shoved out hll pennics and liurchased stamps one at a ttmeliU he got liis hun dred. Bltt the clerk was curcd. 1'en nies are legal tendcr at his window in barrel lots. WtishiiKtoii I'ust. How to Make Frtendl tvith a Mog. A good many people are bitten by dogs wheu veiy few nccd be. In the lirst place, people should not rueddle with dogl who do not know thcm. Every now and then lomebody startles a dog by laylDg a stranie hand UPOU him, pokcs iiim with a siick or pushes him with the foot, aud " is bitteu by a vicious dog." Why not let the dog alone? There are people with the bad habit of mcddling with whut docs not Concern thcm, and there are childrcn who have been tatlght DO bettcr thao ' touch, if they can, whatcvcr takes their faocy. These are the people bitten by dogs. Not once in teu tbousand tlmei does a dog molest a person who mindl his own Lusiness, DO nialter how crabbcd the dog may be. If, however, you are bound to approach and touch a dog, do it properly. There is only one way. It is tbis: l'ut out your hand casily and conlidcntly to the dog, so that he may smcll it. l'ut it to his nose. If be MiitTs at it and wagB his tail, or other wise shows friendliness, then you mity spcak to him and pat him ou the hcad, tf you like, and perhapa use othcr fa miliarities; but if, whcn you olTer your hand, the dog remains sullen aud pas sive, the sooner you take away your hand tne Deltcr. Acvcr approacn a bberttsements. N. H. Downs' Vegetable Balsamic Elixir Is a jiositivo cure forCoughs, ColiTs. Croup, Whooplng-Cough, Catarrh, Boarw n,.ss, tnffuenia, Bpittlng Blood, Bronobltii, Aithma, Lung Kevcr, Pleurlgy, and all dtMMei of the Throat, ( hcst and Lungt. A.a . UspMtonUt it has DO aqatL Coniumptioti hai bccn onrad times with mt numbtf by Ita ttmely usc. it heali the uloerated lurfacet, and curei wheu all other ramedtei fail. Pifty-el yean of ronstaiit use has pioven its virtues. Kvciy family should kcep it in the hmisa. Sold (VerywberOi llcniy, Johnson & Loid, I'roprietors, Burlington, Vt. Dr. Henry Baxtcr's Mandrake Bitters ro asure rute for ( dstivencsR. Billanineai, Dyapepata, tndigeition, DlMaaei of the Kidneys, Torpid LtTer, Ithcumatisni. Dizzincss. Sick Beadaohe, LOMof Appctito, .i.'nindice, Apopicxy, I'alpitationa, Brupttoni and skiu DlieaMi. Keep the Stom ach. BoweU, and Digestive ()i(;itiis in gnod WOrking order, iinil perfect bealth will be the result. Ladiei itinl othera subjeotto fick Beadacbe wlll flnd rellel and peimanent cure by the use of thcsc Bitters. Being tonie and mildly purgativo they purify the blood. l'rice 25 tts. pcr bottle. For salc by all dcalers in mt di cine, Henry! Johnson & Lord, Proprletori Burlington, Vt. Benry, Johnson Lord, I'roprietors of Arnica and Oil Liniment tor m. and ucast. Tho 'jest Mternal lcmedy for Kheuinatism, Neuralgia, Cramps. Bpraina, Bruiscs, Burni and Si alds, Sciatica, Backacho, Fiosted Feet and Kars, and all other PaiM and Aches. It is a safe, sure, and elTcctital Kcmedy for Galls, JStrains, Scratches, Sores. Ac, on Horses. One trial will provo its mcrits. It effectsjtrc in most oaaei Inetantameoue. Every bottle warranted to givo satisfactiou. l'rice 25cts. and 60 cts. pcr bottle. Sold everywhere. Assets Represented, $250,000,000.00. within them and they win fame, perhaps strange dog with eithertimidity or men immortal fame, like ( romwell, tirant, Lincoln, for quahties that would have scarcely attractcd uotice in common life and in ordinary times. The fact of such ai)pearauces of great men ought to warn us all against the presumption of setting bounds to the future of any one, exccpt in matters where technical excellence is a necessity. If a man can not play the liddle at tbirty years of age we may safely predict that he will never becoine an accomplished violiuist, but wheu there is no tech nical obstacle the limita can not be lixed. Scott fcll into novel-writing accidentally, and a very trivial cireuru stance (a scarch for lishing-tackle that made him stumble upon the unliuishetl manuscript of " Waverley ") eaused him to resume it after a first abaudon ment. George Eliot spent her time in translatiug ticrmau lihilosophical books, not at all suspecting the cxistence of j her own gifts as a novelist until Lewis I urged her to make experiments. A j possible external cause iu either of theBe cases would have left the gift dormant forever. If Byron had not apjieared Scott would have remaincd the lirst poet, so that he would not have turued to prose, for Shelley aud Keats couuted for hardly anything in those diiys aud Wordsworth was un popular. If Miss Evans had married a rich ordinary man the intellectual side of her nature would have overshadowed the artistic, and she would never have been auythiug more tban a studcnt and ezpounder of phlloaopby. l'n thinkiug people express au aetonieh raent at examples of this kind which is in itself unreasonable. They thiuk it very surpi ising that any one should suc ceed in a pursuit for which he has uot been trained,but that uevcr happeus. Scribner's. tcc; liut, as we nave sani, tlic hcst way is to let all strange dogs alone, and get any desired iuformatiou about them from those who have the honor of their personal fricudship. Onr Dumb Ani nmls. , Stenographic Feafs. " One of the most remarkable feats in modern journalism," says the Hart ford Times, " was achleved by Mrs. isa bella B, liarrows of Boston. She wrote a verbatiiu report of a speech made iu German by C'arl Schui which she turued iuto Kuglish while her pen was llyiug across her paper in steno graphic characters. To write steuo graphically aud trauslate from Qerman to Engllah simultaueously was a re markable picce of short-hand rcport in." The preseut writcr knows of a still more extraordinary steno-trans-lating feat. About lifteen years ago be was a metnber of the " ILinsard " itafl that reported verbatim the debates in the Canadian house of commons at Ottawa. In that body the Krench lan guage is ollicially recogni.ed, and one membcr of the Hansard stalT (a gcu tleman named Lumsden of HamlltOD, Ontario) was especially assigued for Mlnute Screws. It is asscrtcd that the sma'.lest screws in the world are those used in the pro duction of watchcs. Thus, the fourth jewel-wheel screw is the next thing to bcing invisible, aud to the naked eye it looks like dust. With a glass, however, it is seen to be a srnall screw, with two hundred sixty threads to the inch, aud with a very fine glass the threads may be seen quite clearly. These miuute screws are 4-1000 of an inch in diame ter aud the heads are double. It is also estimated that an ordinary lady's thimble would bold 100,000 of these screws. No attempt is evcr made to count them, tho method pursued in de termining the number bciuir to tilace one hundred of them on a very deiicate balance, and the number of the whole amount is determined by the weight of these. After beins: cut, the screws are hardened and put in frames, about one hundred to the frame, hei.ds up, this j being done very rapidly by seuse of touch instead of by sight, and the heads are then polished iu an automatic machine, 10,000 at a time. The plate on which the polishing is performed is ! covcred with oil and a grlndiDg com i pound, and on this the machine moves them rapidly by reversing motion. Eltetrical ldvit A 'Cute BargatUi As is well knowu inthe villageof Dal mally, Mistress M'Haudem is a very kecn hand at a bargain, and few have ever been able to boast that they have "got the best o' her" in a deal. The Other day she eutered the shop of Sandy O'Neil, where everything and anything, from a pair of spectacles dowu to au ounce of tea, cau be purchased, and said: " Wad ye sell me a sugar basin withoot the cover?" " Ou ay," said Sandy, who would sell the shoes off his feet at a prolit. " IIoo muckle is this viu?" laqulred the eustomer. " That's a shulliu' complete," said Sandy. "An' whit for the basin withoot the lid?" " Klevcnpence." " U'ye only tak off a pcnuy for the lid?" " Weel, the lid'l no' worth mair nor a penny." " Eh, that's L,'uid ncws," cjaculated the lady, with a sigh of relief ; " it's just the lid o' mine 've broken," and so saying she laid down a penny and w.tlked off with the coveted lid before the astouishcd shop-keeper had lime to iuterfere. A. C. BROWN & SON, FIRE, LIFE and ACCIDENT Insurance Ag-ents, Buth Foreijru and American Gompanies Represented. FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. Connecticut Kire Iiisurancc Company Assets. $ 3,000,000 Continental Insurance Company Assets, 5,000,000 Conimercial Union Assurance Company Assets, 25,000,000 Fire Association of Philadelphia Assets, 5,000,000 First National Fire Insurance Company Assets, 400,000 Granite State Fire Insurance Company Assets, 350,000 Liberty Insurance Company Assets, 2,000,000 I.ancasliire Insurance Company Assets, 17,000,000 The Niagara Insurance Company Assets, 2,000,000 The Phenix Insurance Company Assets, 5,000,000 Peoples1 Fire Insurance Company Assets, 500,000 Queen Insurance Company Assets, 18,000,000 Sun Fire Insurance Company Oldest in the World LIFE AND ACCIDENT COMPANIES. New York Life Insurance Company, New York . .Assets, $ 85,000,000 National Life Insurance Company, Montpelier, Vt., Assets, 5,000,000 Travelers' Insurance Company Assets, 10,000,000 Fidelity and Casualty Insurance Company Assets, ' 750,000 IW Correspondence and Orders by Mail or Telegraph Promptly Attended to. Losses Settled and Promptly Paid at this Office. OFFICESi Corner Main and State Streets, - Montpelier, Vermont. Granite Block Barre, Vermont. A Bound Lboal Opiviok. E. IJambridge Munday, Baq., couutv at- tbe Freuch speakers. Lumsden was j torney, Clay county, texaa, s'ays not only a lightning stenographer, but was a maguilicent l'rench scholar, although an Auirlo-Canadian. But he could ouly report verbatim in Kuglish phonography. It was the CUltom then and probably is now for a speech to be priutcd in the language iu which it was reudered. LuniHden would not only write in Kuglish short-hand a ver batim report of a speech delivered in French, but would, with perfect ease and marvelous rapidity, retranslate his English phonograpbic notes back to the original French. The Frenchnien uaed to be astonished at Lumsden's accu racy, his reports being aotually ver batim. Cincinnuti ComVMTCial Hnzeltt. Pennies ure Legal Tender Now. The action of that New Jersey bank in dumpiug $4,000 iu silver on its floor in payment of its checks in the hands of a rival institution brings up the ques tionof legal tender. (Jold has always been legal tender in the United States. With a brief interval previous to the passage of the iilaud act silver dollars have been also. Greenbacka are, but gold and silver certiticates are not, ex- Ilave used Blectrlo Bitters with most happy results. My brother also was very low with malarlal fever aud juun dicc, but was curcil by limely use of this nedloine. Am latiefled Bleotrlc Bitters saved his life." Mi. I). 1. Wilcozion of Horse Cave, Ky.,addaa like tcstimony, laylng be positively be lieves he would have died had it uot been for Klei li ic Bitters. This great remeily will wanl olT aswell as cure all malarial diseases, and for all kidncy, iivcr and stomacb disorderB stands un equaled. l'rice flfty cents and 1 at any ilrug-store. PHAYBB is the pulse of the renewed soul, and the constancy of its beat is the test and mcasure of the spiritual life. OctavU Winslow. Pilks! Pilks! lrciiiNo I'ilkh! .Sjm;iom.' Moiatare; lutente Itohlngaad nnuinK, moat atolgbt: worse by ioratol.log. Tf uliowuti tn loutiuttu tiiinors forin, wliiih often bleed and tilcnrate, beeomiUK very sore. Swaynk'h Ointmbmt stops tliu ih'hiuK autl bleedinK. Iiculs ul'4tration and iu most itses renniveA the tuuiorn. At driiKgiHts, or b; mail, tor tlfty cent. Dr. Swayue & Huu, l'liilailelpltia, I'eun. Hanover Crackers Daily . Madeat White River Junction, Vt.and Sold byall Dealers in Vt. aml N. 11. The -t--.fi n.. t i- .-n. m I for mv i'" "t has )-:: ! me l year to enUrge rihI in- crense my fai'ilitien, ami now 1 have thi larKent am inoHt oonplstfl facttjry of the kiinl iit Veriuout. Tiiruiiig out over C5.000 HANoVKK CltACKKRS every orkiii(( Jay proveu tliat Hauover Cracke-" ' what ,,M J" ple want. ASK FOR SMITH'S CONFECTIONERY. Thankiug you for your Kt-ntiroiiB patrouftKf iu tlie pat aiul )uiiiiiK vou will rIwmti call for HAXOVEK CHACK KKS an.l SMITH'S l'UKK CO.VKKCTIOSKKY. 1 am respcctfully, 05-17 Ccore:e W. Smith. White River Junctic n, Vt. PATRONS' PAINT WOHKS MANCFACTURER8 OK Ingersoll's Liquid Rubber Pamt. Cheap and inaestructlble Paists for Bams and Outbuildings. Tcn thonsand Patnnis of Hutbandrs and Kannris teatify (he; are 1m st and oheapMti Ueatitifnl Stunplf Colcir t'unls aud Kook (if Instniciinn KltKK. Write us ami suvt nionejr. Wti gaarantee MuafactioB. O. W. INCERSOLL, Office 243 Plymouth St., - - - - Brooklyn, New York. ji an irt : Srwlofr-Mnrhin-! i mi once riiuoi iii , i in sH ptna. h i n inr .) u r t; v n i. iuij '! nhrrr n- i . tht-ni we will arii.i t iti' t 'perauu id rn h iMWll AUt rrry bcat winp macbinp Mdi ' r wuria.witu an tne ntiai im mt p'e wll! aUo arndfre'ea coo rjlvM ne of our coitly and valualile ait implcs la rrlurn Wf tak, ihn yt i w wliat we atnd. Iu tbur who may rali ai your honif . and fier l i j i ii ( tii au abatl bcri iiir v ur i-w rt iptriy. T hii ctanit mn hinr i dc nrter tbr Miiiuer patrrua, itfti hawr run uul . F-((irt ttatrma uti ut itaold for:t. Wtlh llte i i ii. , i. and now acili f r Kt'iO. Heat. atruna;ret, niuii uh- 'ful M iiM in Ihr world. AH i iftae. o canital rvnuinil. Plalw. urif ( uiMrui'ti.jtia vtve'ii. 1 ie wh.i wrii lo ua at oaea can ure froc the baat WTTHIfJ-Ifll r hln in ihe worlit. aid itta Oi, i 11 up uf wnrka of bich art ar iburtn t-u" ii in An - rk C .v . . Ilox Auula, Jalaiue- O.L.&E.C.HOYT, AttornerH ikiul CoiiiiH4)llnm Ht Law, Plainfield, Vermont, wlth au offlt'ts at Martihtlehl ou Krtday aud Saturday uf ettca wuolc. AlaoUeuural Klro lusuraucu Agtut. E. 0t 1 v t , PeiiNlou ami ( luim Aftut. FOR SALE. A iilce liouat- aud four acrei of laml, tue-fourth utf a luile froio Male Oornu arhoid'houae iu C'alali. to ctotte up au etttatr. Applr to ti, v. i. nft.ii, .ntmtmsirttior. 7 PER CKIXT FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS oi iinproYed (,ity Properrr. 6 Oalatoi vt. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Money Loaned with Absolute Securily. Sixteen . ,u KxiHrU'nce. W'v l.onn iklMit w i ,00(1,000 per Aaaum. Hane Never Losl a DoNar in Princlpal or Interesl. KKKKItENCKS: Hoa.OBABUH DBWKT. Prfddabl HkUoMl Ufe limurKii-'i' UoniMllT, Mniiti)tllr, Vt. MAM'HKS rKIt SAVINUS B'K., HmuobetUr, N. H. v. w. WARRKN u Kilbv itreet, Bolton. HKOPL.E8 TUI ST fll KiirmliiKto". Me. KltKK W. ARNOLD, I'reildaul BqulUbla Klre ud Miirliic liiHurniu'o t'nniinuiv. I'rovidi'iirt', 11. I. 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Hut aside from duty, I was as " larky " as any youtig college chap in the world. A box of goods made by the kind hands of loyal women reached my rei ment tbrough the C'hristian ('ommis sion. The quartermaster, who super intended the distribution of the com forts, brought me one evening a note he had fouud pinned to a pair of woolen atockings. Some fuu-lovini girl wrote that she would, througn charity, corrcspond with Ihe soldier rc ceiviiig those foot coveringg. The let tcr was signed Dolly Miiler and the writcr's post-ollice addrtss wasgiven. I took the slip of paper, and when the 1,1. M. had departtd, inditttl a note in my best style to the young lady. The name I placed at the end was not my own, but that of Captain T. B. Keid, in command of one of my coru paniet. A flne fellow, handsome, brave and young, was Keid; a great tavonte, also, with the ladies. Ile had won his rank by gallant service and was a sol dier all tbrough. TbOUgh he could al ways keep his end up in conversatioti, his early educa'ion had been neglccted. He wrote a villaiuous hand. and all his ideas fro.e before thcy reached the point of his pen. I added a V to the inltiali of my comrade so as to identify the answer (if one caiue), when it reached the adju tant'i tcnt, where all mail matter was delivered. Tbree weeks after there was a note for Captain T. 13. V. Keid from a town in Ohio. Of course the screed was de livered into my hauds. A verysweet, modest little letter it was. The con teuts told that some lively girl chutn had wrilteu the original and signed Miss Dolly Miller's name thereto, but the real young lady saiil that " the let ter she received was so gentlemanly in tone aud so intercsting in contents that she, patriotic iu the txtreme, would carry out the promise inaile in her be half, and if Captain Reid could Qnd amuaement or pleasure in corrcspotid ing with her she was willing to do what she could to cheer him in his du ties and daugers." Of course I answered and " spread myself." No fool's letter would do for this bright, honest Miss Dolly, and be ing tlattered by her high estimate of my early work, I " put in my best licks." It was not long before letters came and weut every week. I was really in terested in the true, kindly rnaiden I had never met, and had it not been for " the girl I left behiud me " I might have explained my first deception aud gone in for myself. As it was, I felt rather conscience-stricken when I fouud to what extent my gush and romauce had taken hold ou the dear young lady's feelings. But I kept it up all the same. As I li piled up the agony " ou the miseries of a soldier's life, and gave utterance to a longiug for some teuder, loving woman to reconcile me to the world and its trials, Miss Dolly's letters became more and more affcctionate and suggestive. She wrote that she was au orphan, bad conalderable money iu her own right, and that she could love a brave soldier and honest gentleman such as she conceived Captain Keid to be from ihe tone of his letters. I seut her Keid's photograph, taken from my album, and received her own 111 retum. A very sweet, innocent, condding face it was: good airl written J in every feature. Keid spied it soon after I placed it among my collcction, and he adinired it hugely. I did not , liint that it really had been sent to him, but I felt more aahamed tban ever. Still I continued the correspoudence, ! and, foreed to reply in kind, I dare say j that I wrote many words that cou i veyed great affection and used much language that could easily have been coustrued tato proposals of marriage, thougb these were always qualitted by remarka shoving how uuwilliug I wouhl be to briug a young wife to share the privations and hanlships of a life in the lield. This interchauge of words, growiug coutiuually more tender, was kept up until after the capture of Mobilc. then my reglment was sent to a point on the Mississippi river. During the stirring times of action and the coufusiou ol change in station, our letters iu mauy cases miscarried or failed to reach us. i had not heard from Miss Dolly for nearly six weeks, aud earnestly hoped she hatl dropped the corrcspoudeuce, for it had grown entlrely too warm for my comfort ami peace of miud untler the circumstances. One day it happened as tbingl coin cident do happen in this world that 1 wtis sitting in tho provost marshal'i olllce at ihe landlng wln n ;i largc stcam boat came dowu the river. It Stopped at our post, as all boats had to, in oom pliance with milltary orders. I saw several passeugers land, among them a lady. These were left stauding on thu levee while their passes aud bag gage underwent t xaiuination. Iu a few niiuules the lieutenaut com manding the provost guard came to me: " Colonel, there is a young lady here askin;; for Captain Keid of your regi ment." Of course I was all attentloD and ac tivity iu a moment. I never doubted but that it was one of Keid's sisiers (I kuew he hatl several) who had foolishly come to pay him a visit. I was sorry for it. because our cainps were uo placc for a lady, and there were rather strict orders against their admission. I buttoned up my ooat, gave my cap a caut over the right ear and made mv way toward the lovely damscl, who Btood among most uucongenial sur roundings, Thunder aud Mars! I recogni.ed Dolly Miller (from her like uess to the photograph sent me) the moment I laid eyeB upon her. Ilere was a lix of my own mauufac ture, too. How was I to get rid of it? I weut forward and introduced my self, with all the courtesy of which I was possessed, as Captaiu Keid's colonel aud his friend. I bad meutioned myself in some of the letters I had written, purporting to come from T. II. V. K., and a blushing look of pleasure came over the girl's face. " Captain Keid has often written of you, Colonel, and while Ifully expected to tind him here to meet me, I am glad that he sent a Bubstilute I can feel in some way acquainted with." " Did Captain Reid expectyou?" " Why, certainly. I wrote him thrce weeks ago that if certain matters did uot change for the bettcr I would come to join him here, in apite of all the dis comfortB he so vividly pictured. The matters did happen. I was tormented out of my life by my guardian and his son. The latter wished me to marry him, in order to securethe fortune now due me, that has for ten yeara been in his father's hauds. I know, colonel, that you are aware of my correspond ence with Captain Keid, and I deter mined to trust my future with him of whom I knew liitle rather tban tempt fate with one I could not like, of whom I knew everything, aud all to his dis credit." I hatl to have time for thought ami plans. " Miss Miller .thank you. Well, Miss Miller, I know that ihe captain never received your letter. We have been busy at Mobile and have just ar rived here, havinsrhad no mail forfully twenty days. Our camp is all in con fusion as yet, and there is much to be urangad. Wlll you try and content yourself for an hour or two while I go to camp and DOtlfy Captain Keid?" She consented to wait. I he postmas ter's private cllice was giveu up to her. It was a pretty but distressed face I left behind me as I rode off, consider ably worrieil about my own part aud penalty in the alTair. I went straight to camp, sent for Keid, and there was a full hour's con fab, a good deal of hard swearing on his part, a power of persuasion on my own before the matter was settled. I kuew the captain well. He had money, a good heart aud no entangle inents. He was calculated to make a loving huaband for any woman. I put the case strongly to him. Here was au honest but unsophisticated maideu, With money of her own, ready to be come his wife. I had saved him all the trouble of courtship, won his bride for him and had her safely housed and waiting. What more could he want? Would he be so ungratcful as to let all my eai nest eudeavors on his behalf go for uothing? Kesides, he had always vowed he was iu love with the girl, thougb he had seen only her picture. My eloqueuce gaiued him over, even as my literarv skill had secured the lady. I exhibited all her letters, told as uearly as I could the contents of those I had written her, aud before two hours I led my gallant comrade to his happy, willing sweetheart. That evening they were married by the chaplain of the Massachusetts. Keid at once tendered his resignalion, and was given leave of absence peud lng its acceptance. The next morning the young couple took a boat for Ciu cinuati. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Keid (uo V in the name uow) are happy, rich and couteuted in Wisconsiu. I hear from them often, but neither has evcr given me a hiut that any explauations have ever taken place betweeu them regard ing their wooing by correspoudence. So my lark in that line turned out tiucly for all parties, but it might have been a terrible matter for everyoue concerned. 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