AFTER THE BATTLE.
'Horrors or tho Dcld of Cnrnnjro Aftrr
the Denting Hun I.onji Since Ccnscil.
Only tlioso commaiidttifj corpq and di
visions havo posts from which to sur
vey a battlefield wlillo the fight la on.
II tho battle Is furious all along tho
lino, even tho genoral in command
may not bo ablo to tako In over half a
milo In front. One may havo been in a
dozen battles without witnessing moro
than tho maneuvers of a brigade. Bat
tles usually end In withdrawal and
pursuit. In cither casa nearly all tho
troops on both Bides aro set in motion,
and bo men who havo been fighting all
Iay march away and roc only tho dead
and wounded in their front. Hut very
few wounded aro brought in by night,
and the dead can wait for tho sun to
rise. To movo about on tho field at
night is to talco your Hfo in your hand.
There arc ghouls robbing tho dead who
will flro upon you, and thcro nro
wounded men who will treat you as a
foe. Thcro aro riderless horses gallop
ing about, while others, maddened with
tho pain of v0unrt3, will rush at you
opened-mouthed from tho darkness.
It is when morning comes again that
those left behind to bring in tho
wounded, bury the dead and collect tho
equipments scattered over miles of
ground perhaps can sec and fully realize
how fierce and deadly the fighting was.
Tho dead arc not all on the battle lines.
Hero where tho reserves were posted, a
and there may bo a living man, but
nineteen out of twenty perished last
night They fought each other for tho
water, but only tho first comers
quenched their thirst, llcforo they
could movo away they were caught in
tho crush. It is a great trench, with
its dead ready for tho dirt to hide them,
and tho waters of tho creek havo been
dammed back until thoy nro seeking a
now outlet through tho cotton field.
Help arrives and wo walk slowly along
tho bank to look for wounded men. Wo
find and extrlcato about twenty, nono
of whom will, perhaps, llvo the day
out. All others are dead shot, crushed,
drotvnctl almost one thousand by the
returns of the burial party. It is almost
night before thi' creek flows on In its
old bed ngaln, but oven our thirsty
horses will not drink of the waters run
ning red. They sniff at It and turn
away with wild Byes and snorts of
alarm. Chicago Times.
A STORY OF THE WAR.
FARM AND GARDEN.
FOR FARMERS' BOYS.
How Tliry Con lluliil n Serviceable I'lcoon
mid Poultry Coop.
I havo tried to sketch a simple ar
rangement whereby boys may bo ablo
to keep several pairs of pigeons and
also a small flock of laying hens. Tho
location should bo a sheltered one, tho
Routhern exposure of a building such as
a barn, pig pen or sheep stable, where
the box after being constructed could
ON THE rmi.D OF BATTLE.
mile in tho rear, ore the first of them.
They have been killed by soid shot or
bursting shells. They aro lying in
heaps, and in nearly every case the
facu is covorcd by poncho or blanket
Down this front of a mile in length we
find a dead man here and there as we
advance, sometimes two or three to
gether, but there aro no wounded.
They were removed under lire. Half a
mile in the rear of the battle line we
come upon the first of the men killed
ly the musket fire. They were not
really under fire, but acting as sup
ports, and yet the ranks lost heavily.
It is curious to note the positions of
the dead where the bodies have not
been interfered with. Kinc out of ten
are lying broad on their backs with
arms outstretched. Their feet arc
pointed all around the compass, but
more of them lie with their heads to the
east than in any other direction. The
men shot in the head aro lying at full
length, those below the neck have one
leg drawn up and their fingers arc
clenchud. Thcro is not on any face
what you would call a look of pain or
anguish and neither do you find smiles
or placidity. Look into tho faces o
one hundred men killed in battle and
you will find the same general expres
sion, whether old or young. It is a
look of surprise or fear. This look rests
ou the faces of men killed in their
tracks, as it were. The mortally
wounded man may turn on his side to
die, and you may find him with a smile
on his face, lie has had time to breathe
a prayer; to think of his wife and
children and home; to realize that his
hour has come.
The battle line runs across a high
way, over an old cotton field, acros3 a
meadow and into the woods. The men
made breastworks of rails and dirt At
ono spot they had the cover of a stone
wall, at another the banks of a wind
ing creek. Hero was whero a brigade,
without the slightest rover, rushed in
to hold a gap in the line. The dead
unci wounded lie just as they fell five
dead to one wounded. The enemy
used grape, and canister from a battery
planted on that ridge, and the missiles
did terrible execution. Here along the
breastworks tho troops were lying
down and fired from that position.
Nearly every dead man btill rests at
full length on his stomaeli, though
their faces seem half buried in the
grass. Many of the muskets still rest
across the breastworks. Here for three
hundred feet wo cannot find a wounded
man. Most of the dead were struck in
tho face or tlyoat.
With his bade to tho wall bits a dead
man who probably lived an hour or two
after ho was hit. His knees are drawn
up for a rc3t for his arms, and his head
is thus supported. Next on his left is a
captain lying on his back with his out
stretched right arm btill holding tho
evvord, and that sword rests across tho
body of another dead man. Tho officer
was struck fairly between tho eyes by
the bullet IJls lips aro parted as if
Bhouting a command when death came.
Wo hesitate for, a moment and then
step over tho breastworks and advance
to the crcelc At this bpot it was mid
way between tho combatants. Night
beforo last friend anil foe filled their
canteens here, sometimes elbow to el
bow, but purposely ignoring each
other's presence. Hero is tho horror of
tho battlefield. Wo know it would bo
so, but wero impelled to come.
Tho banks of tho creek aro nowhero
less than two feet high, in some places
they are live or blx. Tho bed of tho
stream is bix or eight feet wide, but tho
How of th 6 water only half that, and
from six incites to a foot deep. On a
front of half n mile all tho wounded on
both sides who could creep or pull them
selves along inch by inch made for tills
creek as fighting ceased. They reached
tho banks and flung themselves down.
Thoy filled the bed from bank to bank,
lying three, four, or five deep. Here
Interesting Incident In the Army Life
u Connecticut Sinn.
A short time ago Postmaster James
Bracken, of Webster, was invited Out
to tea, at tho residence of an intimate
friend. At the table wero a small party
ot friends, and during the pleasant
conversation ono of the ladles stated
that she was a native of Baltimore,
Mil., and when but a miss of ten years
resided in that city, in January, 18G4.
The conversation was very interesting
to Mr. Bracken, who was a veteran of
tho war.and he stated to the lady (who,
by tho way, made your correspondent
pledge that ho would not use her name)
that ho was a member of Company II,
First Connecticut cavalry, and in tho
winter of 1S04 and '03 was doing patrol
duty In that city. It was soon dis
covered that tho lady and Mr. Bracken
had now met under different circum
stances in this unexpected meeting in
the quiet house in Webster, twenty
nine years after their first introduction
in the secession city of Baltimore. The
story is as follows:
In January, 1S(M, the pickets outside
the city discovered a young man run
ning the patrol, having all the appear
ance of a southern spy. They gave
chase, but tho fellow got into the city
and eluded tho union troops. Word
was sent to Col. French of the First
Connecticut cavalry, who was provost
marshal of tho city; and he sent out
several squads to search places well
known to him as being in sympathy
with the south. As luck would have it,
Mr. Bracken and five others were or
dered to the home of Mrs. W. T Powell,
on Fulton street, a lady who ofttimes.
would come out of the house, stand on
tho doorstep, when the boys wero
watering their horses, and give three
cheers for "Jeff Davis." Guards were
stationed at the front and rear en
trances to tho house, while four union
soldiers, one of whom was Comrade
Bracken, entered the house, searching
from cellar to attic for the rebel mail
He was not found in the house and
was never heard or seen after ill the
city. Mr. Bracken,, at this meeting
with tho woman who, twenty-nine
years ago, was but a blushing miss, was
informed that tho old lady, Mrs.
Powell, then a widow, and her grand
mother, mistrusting that her home
would bo searched, put the dashing
wild fellow in the bed between the
straw tick and tho feather bed, mado
the two girls this Webster lady and
her cousin, eleven years of ago un
dress and go to bed, the southern chap
being beneath them, safely hidden
away. The union boys catered tho
sleeping chamber, looking under tho
bed, into the closets, up the chimney,
but no traces of their hidden man did
they find. Ho was let out during tho
night, the lady said, and after having
delivered his mail from tho south,
thinking it was too warm, went back
to Richmond. His route, averaging
three weeks for a trip, was from Balti-
..J 'K 5r ,iJ-,
"A'j ll-ii lfi'
be nailed up against the building high
enough awny from the top of tho poul
try houso to be sure of the pigeons not
being in danger of cats or rats. Put
it up 4 or B feet from the top of the roof
of the henhouse. You can reach it t3'
means of a ladder placed upon the roof
of the henhouse, and will not incon
venience your getting up to inspect the
nests of tho birds within. The box
should be 0 feet long by 3 feet wide by
3 feet high at tho top and 2 leet at the
bottom. This makes a roomy house
whero two pairs of breeders can be
nicely accommodated. The top has a
p.iir of hinges to enable you to raise or
Roofing paper can be tacked upon the
lid so ns to throw off the rain perfectly.
Two pairs of pigeons will bo enough to
care for at first; the young ones can be
put in a room not occupied in the barn
.-j u"t 1
'TI1KEE CDEERS FOB JEFF DAVIS. '
more to Frederick City, thence across
tho Potomac river into Blue Ridge
mountains, through Luray valley into
the rebel lines, and then by horse to
Richmond, Va., whero he delivered his
largo sack of mail matter.
This explanation of the war episode
given to the comrade after so many
years, coupled with the accidental
meeting of the parties, proved that
truth is stranger than fiction. The
evening was most enjoyable to them
both, for war times 'in Buffalo were
talked of and many truths solved that
tho boys knew but little of. "
The house of Mrs. Powell was only a
few rods distant from Pratt btreet,
whero the Massachusetts Sixth volun
teer infantry was attacked on April 10,
1801, by tho mobof that city.. This
lady remembered that fatal day, though
but a girl of seven years. She en mo
north in 18"5, located in Norwich,
Conn., and has been 11 resident c. Web
ster about beven 3'ears. During tho
five years of war ho says tho btrccts of
Baltimore day and night wero allva
with bustle and hurried movements,
tho steady tramp of meu, mingled with
the vibrations of artillery wheels and
tho rumbling of ammunition wagons.
Southbridge (Conn.) Herald.
Tinsius will soon bo orccted in Boston
common nn elaborate monument in
honor of Col. Robert Q. Shaw, who
commanded the first colored regiment
which loft Boston for tho front durinff
the civil war.
-" SIC 2.
cn 1 I
FEEDING LIVE STOCK.
Experience, There Is No Doubt, Bents
Theory Hery Time.
A correspondent wants us to tell him
how to feed ground linseed cake, and
also wants to know why it is better
than corn or oats. This is all reasona
ble enough, but we are reminded that
it Is easier to nsk questions than au
Bwor them satisfactorily. Thcro aro
hardly two feeders who follow tho snmo
plan. Those who use. most of it learned
to use It through practice. We know
one feeder who fattened a large bunch
of steers on ground linseed cake and
hay alone and made a great sueecss, to
the groat surprise of his neighbor.
Ho is a Scotchman and claimed to bu
following the method in vogue whero
ho came from. Another feeder, who
lives in Iowa, buys steers in the spring
and fattens them on ground linseed
cake, corn and grass, and sells them In
the fall. He winters no cattle, and he
claims to make money that way.
These are extreme cases, and we
would not recommend either to a be
ginner. A good authority claims that in a
hundred pounds of corn eight pounds
go to make muscle and bone and seventy-five
pounds to make fat. In a hun
dred pounds of oats eight pounds
go to muscle and bone nnd fifty-live
pounds to fat But in a hundred pounds
of ground linseed cake seventy-fivo
pounds go to muscle and bone and forty
pounds to fat These are probably, at
least approximately, correct It seems
plain, therefore, that if fat alono is
wanted, corn is the best food. But if
muscle and bone are wanted, then tho
linseed cake is far ahead. It stands to
reason, then, that for young, growing
animals the linseed cake is most de-arable.
We believe, however, that a
mixed ration will give tho best results.
It is claimed for the cake, however, that
even where animals are fed for fatten
ing, a goodly quantity of it can be fed
to advantage, owing to its having the
effeet of keeping the stomach in good
condition and causing all food to bo
more readily assimilated. The fact is,
tho use of linseed cake in this country
is yet in its infancy. No one has re
duced it to a set of rules. Those who
have used it most seem to be the best
pleased with the results. Some mix it
up in a slop or mash for pigs and others
feed it dry. It does seem, too, that
those who feed most of it prefer it
ground pretty coarse and feed it dry
either by itself or mixed with oats or
corn, or both. Prairie Farmer.
Royal Leads A1IJ
As the result of my tests, I find the
ROYAL BAKING POWDER superior to all
the others in every respect. It is entirely
free from all adulteration and unwhole
some impurity, and in baking it gives off
a greater volume of leavening gas than
any other powder. It is therefore not only
the purest, but also the strongest powder
with which I am acquainted.
WALTER S. HAINES, M. D.,
( m P)-of. of Chemistry, Rush Medical College,
Consulting Chemist, Chicago Board of Health.
All other baking powders are shown
by analysis to contain alum,
lime or ammonia.
ROYAL BAKINO POWDER CO., 106 WALL ST., NEW-YORK,
(tft ROYAL BAKINU fUWUkll CO., lUb WALL SI., nbW-TUIIK. C J
pr cow shed until you find a market for
them. It is best after they learn to
eat and lly about to keep them nw ay
from the old birds; they do much bet
ter and do not annoy them when they
are setting on eggs again. The plan
is clearly shown in Fig. 'J anit the coop
in Figs 1 and 3. The former gives an
idea of the construction, the latter tho
details of the interior. In order tc
make all the room possible on the
ground iloor, raise the nests up two
feet from the ground in the darkest
part of the coop. A window and an
entrance form the front, a door on the
Utside j, place to enter the coop by.
I'he length of the building is seven
feet, width five and one-half feet,
hight six feet at top and four feet at
base, giving a good slant to the roof.
Roosts, dust box, water fountain and
feed trough are provided. It will uc
:ommodate live or six hens and a male,
not more. Learn to handle a small
3oek, then you will have experience
(shen you branch out in a larger way.
J. W. Claughrey, in Farm and Home.
THE POULTRY YARD.
Thkhi: is to be a grand poultry and
oigeon display at tho world's fair, Clii
:ago, October 10 to 2S.
Wiiiix you have the sprayer on your
back btep into tho poultry houso and
pr.iy it with the Bordeaux mixture.
Spray roof, walls and iloor thoroughly.
Worms burrow deeply in a dry time.
When this cheap food supply is cut oil
from the ilock they will appreciate an
Decisional ration of meat or cut green
To Ki:nr fowls in a yard in summer
on an exclusive diet of grain is inex
cusable cruelty. A partial diet of gross
and vegetables is vastly better and
Eohh are a better and cheaper food
than pork for this hot weather. Farm
ers can raise the price of eggs by using
more of them on their own tables and
promote health ut the same time.
Wu do not recommend our readers to
depend on a lining of tarred paper to
prevent liee from harboring in a poul
try house. Put the paper outside, use
whitewash and kerosene inside, and
dry lime or pyrethrum in nesU nnd lieo
will not trouble the ilowc, and the
house will be protected by the paper
from the weather. Farm Journal.
To Millie IIor IlnlHlnff I'uy.
1 have been raising hogs for several
years, have raibed a great, many, and
have never been tho time when they
did not pay unless they die Farmers
uru too eabily discouraged. If tlwy
have a dozen or two hogs on hand and
crops are bad they will give them away
rather than try to keep them over, and
the following year brings a big corn
crop and they have no hogs, and rather
than buy enough to feed for their meat
they bell their corn from fifteen to
twenty -live cents per bushel, take the
procecdh from their corn and buy their
meat This is a mistaken idea of farm
ers, They should always try to keep
hogs enough (with their other stock) to
eat up their corn, as ninety-nine times
out of one hundred you will get better
prices for your corn, besides you have
the niunure oi your farm. Swineherd,
USEFUL HAY RACK.
Lalior-SrtvIiiR: Implement Defined by an
r The cut shows a sketch of a hay rig
ging implement I invented last season.
Sly neighbors all think it good. I say
1 invented it, as it is the first one of
the kind I have ever seen. The sketch,
1 think, will give a very good idea of
it. The one just finished is built of UJi'x
5-ineh hemlock bed sills 10 feet long
for the two center ones 16 inches apart;
two of the same size 10 feet 0 inches
from the same till the bolster behind;
two in front of the same bize it feet
long fill the front bolster; one arm be
hind is JKx5 inches 8 feet long, running
clear through on top across the bed
sills; ono in front, lXG inches, 8 feet
Didn't Kcfuso Illm, but
Anglomania Aunt "But you wern't
such an idiot as to refuse a real Duke?'
"O, no, indeed, I told him that I
would marry ihim If
"Yes, dearl If what?"
"If he'd put that title on ice and go
do something." Detroit Tribune.
"Have vou any tomarter'sl" oslicd Mrs.
Dlmling of her grocer. "Ho, ma'am," re
plied tho latter, "but I have some very nice
potarters." "Keep 'em," she rejoined,
viciously. Harper's Burnt-
A WELL-ARRANGED HA" RAQK.
long, of hard wood, is mortised to re
ceive the standards, which are 2.0
inches, 10 inches long to the shoulder,
bolted between the two bed sills, the
bame bolts receiving the ladder.
The front has a la-inch piece of hard
wood at each end of the short bed bills
bolted on the bottom of the bame and
long ones also, and a ljx5-lnch piece
at tho fore end of the longer short bed
sills and under the center urm also; one
of the same size is under the short arm
forward of the hind wheel K-ineh bolts
which tie it strongly. The brackets
which hold the boards over the hind
wheels are 11 and 12 inches high and
18 inches long, and made of good old
wagon tire J incli wide. The for
ward end standards I let stand back so
the boards lie fiat on the arm. This
rigging is designed for a western built
wagon. The bolsters uieS feet 3 inches,
and there is a high wheel for a low
wheel; the standards and the brackets
could be shortened or varied; if deeper
bed sills were used, the brackets would
be shorter. J. K. Montgomery, in
Rural New Yorker.
Dlj'iiliii; JicceHKury to llenltli.
The practice of dipping sheep in i'no
spring and fall is useful and healthful
in tw o ways. It gets rid of tj,e innu
merable cutaneous parasites '.nat infest
the llock and weary them by their con
tinual biting and the consequent ex
haustion by the loss of bo much blood,
and it is equal to s. warm bath, which
so refreshes the owner tired and an
noyed by the crustant gathering of un
wholesome eNeretions irom the skin.
This excretion is enormous in the bheep,
and ab the yolk and grease which col
lect in bo large a quantity on tho bheep
prevent the healthful perspiration
which would otherwise carry oiC im
pure matter that must necessarily bo
got rid of to preserve the animal in
good health, and as this intei feres as
every other unhealthful condition with
tho growth of the fiecco, as well as with
the vigor of the bheep and the pros
pority of the lamb, it will pay to dip
the flock, although thcro may bo no
tlckb'or scab to make it imperative.
I.umlw That J.'ay Ilsnt.
Lapibb that grow fast are tho ones
that buy, because they reach the mar
ket while prices are higlL A difference
of only a week in getting a lamb to a
marketable weight may entail a loss of
ono ibllar on its value. That is the
best jeason for using rams of tho mut
ton Irceds for producing early lambs
the limbs grow rapidly. An early lamb
is wolth more than u full grown sheep
ut thii season.
New Yomc, Aug. 2.
...I 2 45 4 45
03 ffl 10
51 & 50
18 01) (!H 18 -")
9 70 u ;r
n m so
WHEAT No 2Hcu Winter
No. 1 Northern ..,
CORN No 2.
OATS Mlxeil Western
POKIC Now mess
LARD Prime Western ....
UUTTER-Western . ..
CIlEEbh: Part sklraa
CA1TLE Poorest to best ..
SHEEP .... 2 To
ELOUn Country XX White.
Mlnm sola pi tents
WHEAT No J
CORN No 2
IIUTI'ER Choice tof.iney ...
POTATOES New. per bbl ... 1 75
Cloer 7 50
HAY Baled 0 50
Hull; on market 1101)
Puro and Whotcaoino Quality
Commends to public npprovnl tho California
liquid laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs. It
la pleasant to tho taste ami by acting ccntlv
on tho kidneys, liver and bowels to cIi-uhhd
tho syRtcm effectually. It promotes Ihu
health and comfort of all who use ll, and
with millions It is tho best and only remedy
Miss Prim is of tho opinion that no ludy
who had any claim to modesty would re
pard undressed food us a delicacy. Boston,
Tranaciipt. ' i
A. M. PniEST, Diugglst, Shelbyvlllo, Ind.,
says: "Hall's Catarrh Cure gives the best
of'satlsfactlon. Can iret, nlentv of tOHll-
monlals, as it cures every one who takes it." 5
Druggists sen it, I'M.
WHEAT No. ::
WHBATNo i Red Winter . .
CORN No 2
Pair to good.
Pair to Rood
HOGS Good to choice Yorkers
Packers and mediums.
Common to r.ilr .
r.ilr to Rood
HOG S-Heavv weights
6 7 7 )
ia ri io
tfl 17 0J
Positively euro Bilious Attacks, Con
stipation, Sic7cSeadac7ief etcv
25 cents per bottle, at Drug Storcs
Writo for eample dose, free.
J.F. SMITH & C0.,r"--New YorlL
lbo KOT BEOECEivED smxmSmk
with 1'nnton, Unr.ineln, una Paints which etulal
tho hiMiln.liitiiriillin lrnM. nnd burn rod. ' I
Tim itlslnir Sun Blovo l'oimh Is HrtlUnnt, Odor-1
jos!, Durauic, and the consumer pays lur pu uu l
uruiuna puckauu wim ovary purcnaeo.
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For full InforiuatUui apply to . -'. 1'OW.EK.'
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Jtullrixtil, Hit MlchlL'im Ave, C'Ulcuicn, III.
e3-8AIE THIS TAlTa 0,017 Lajwir.t.
I used August Flower for Loss of
vitality and general debility. After
taking two bottles I gained 69 lbs.
I have sold more of your August
Flower since I have been in business
than any other medicine I ever kept.
Mr. Peter Zinville says he was made
a new man by the use of August
Flower, recommended by me. I
have hundreds tell me that August
Flower has done them more good
than any other medicine they ever
took. Georgs W. Dye, Sardis,
Mason Co., Ky.
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inn, should usa Plao'aCurofor
Consumption. It has oared
tliannacds. It has not Injur
oil ono. It Is not bad to take.
it is mo dcoc oougn syrup.
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