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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, May 21, 1890, Image 4

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A OWN Bel*eti«n «f Intar-
••tin* IUa»
T«* Watkin tower. which will be
IB I«mod end o»fftep
Eiffel tewer by 886 laat, to
l^i instead of lour. It will cost iboal
m,w ooa
ashibitooa at tbe Third Metoonal
Beak Soraatoa is s check bearing
tfce wgnatur* of Oeorge Washington.
f| WM drawn just three mantba and
OM day before kit death
Iron o®eew ere unknown in the
Pnitad States ero* If© an wetgh*«f
over om hundred and aaxty pound* »n
}otB eavair* reg uuant, while officer*
ta life* general earvija are b#
a£m& toi vbeait
lOMIMIC 10 NMit ftgW!**, Ike
paapls of iki« country are longer lived
than thoae of Eurofe. IB this country
eighteen person# out of every 1,000 die
each yea*. Ia England the average it
itv, tad iieisasny twenty-«ix
A MDinctnoK of Ed iaon'a pkoao.
graph is Mud to have been devieed by
painter in Milan. It eoeta under t'20,
tti the VII cylinders are reproduced
in sine by the galvano-plastic process
fllftiaat af & Mate eadh, eeHinc priee.
Dr&ntG d«ll day in Parliament re
ewtly Lo&(kiA «teaogrraph*r na*dt a
fw that h# oould write oat three
aoltUB&a of tke AWM in three honm,
and did traasonbe three column* of
the Thunderer, or 6,(100 word* in
|urar« mud three-quartern
Ivu tall* kh fellow Siaax
it i« beoeath the dignity of the
aable red nuta to toil for a living, and
that he should leave the *!u»w» to do
the work for bin* It ia evident that
canlizattdh ha*"made a pro&nutd im
praedob upon th» gay and feetive old
ant-ttoroftt. ______________
acaJi in Oregoa who waa on trial
fcr iaurder had ft lawyer wko ptead^d
tnaarity aa*l ftenured an ae»^u»tt*l.
Xkree weeks later the tame man robbed
another and this time the !»wver was
on the other «de andjproied huu 10 be
tile OM«I deliberate and^^bfcoJST
Aem^drei o« earth
af wood pvilp, doors or paper, blind*:
sawdust used in preparing plaster
fllac from the ble«t furnace help* to
•sake houses fireproof. chip- of granite
from the atone cutter'* yard are molded
into ornament* at one-tenth the coat of
ant atone. Ibese are soats
if waste matariala.
TALI.oa MAKX. of New York, ha* vig
onaaly disputed the slander that a
tailor is the ninth pert of a man and
will run at the sight of a snail'* bora*,
Be caught a lyirglar climbing through
bis shop window the other night sud
abot turn deed All the superstitions of
the peat are being rudely nhsttered in
prftcticftl day*
Janes Hi* as took up a
ia Arkansna. He was warned off, but
daaided not to g^, and he held out for
three years Iuring that Hme he waa
abol at thirty-three times, wounded
taur time*, had bis cabin aet on Ura
twice, his wilt was driven to suicide
and his boy ran away, and at laat the
ana grew weerv and hanged hiaaaelf i
Tli iroay of fata ia aaaa in the aad
flala of Captain Cooeh the Oklahoma
baomar After devotiug hi* time and
SMRgiea for several years to organising
raids into that forbidden re^on, and
tibia douig much to force it*
asttiemeat be was so beaten in the
raae lor land when the day of jubilee
aaaae that he was compelled to jump
another man's claim, and waa shot in
kg aad died a few days afterward.
IK India tb* Kisam's Govenraaent has
itcaded to appoint two women a* t«*»l
iium*»oner« for the purpose of tak
tbe evidence «»f the inmates of
who eaunet, according to Hin
i*y ootioaa of pro)rwty, come into court
at give tbetr evident* in public. Tbe two
Indie* are to receive a handsome salary,
flBd will earn it, lor they will have
In understand not only law but also
Nn Urdu, Perofcan. English sad Arabic i
'JM hwitserlaad aad oibar anmataia
••a countries the goat leads long
ifeag* of animals dailv to aad from
Aa mountawa. but it is in H»uth Africa
that tt ia regularly kept aad employed
as a ieade* of flock* of abaep Hhould
A blinding atorm of rain or hail drive
fee silly sheep Wfora it, or eeuse them
httddl# toget b«r in a f-oruer so a* to
gbKocate each oiit«r the trained goat
«ilJ «ake tkam up, and by a method
knows to himself, will
to fsHew his to a place of
pnnutiva wtwat antiquity
&§mu. irala is atill cnt
vttb a amali imping book, aud thraah
4 u U* timm of the a-aar* that ia,
*o ft nton*. The )dow ta a crooked stick
pointed with iron In the tow as urate
be MC beew wooden cart* drawn by
oxen. Moat of the carrying, transflnr
rii| etc. i* done by donkeys. Hand,
brick. lumber in feet, ilnwit ever
tbtugthat has to bcamxed ?4U* parriid
on their backs.
Tna laat oAeial fttatiatMM of RMM
ahH« that the city ninat have lost a
large percentage of it* population »inaa
tkr laat remit*. Although only twenty
honeee have been built f»#rc in the laat
three year*, hou«.e« with livinf
room lor 5&0.000 j»i*OB» are now va
mat. The transient population ia
thought to havf fallen off aUo. Hardly
ail thonaand Mtrftngern went th«re la
*ee th big caraival thi* year, while la
former years the number waa litUa
abort of one hnndred thouaand.
uei wander baa jaat bun bronfbt
aarotui the wat«r. It i* a unique
men of embroidery and Irish lace, iptcf
ally manufactured for the great inkar
national exhibition of 18*»l. at whicli
took a Unit priu. It took twelve ffirl*
twelve months to inake tliia perfect
apeciman of the old embroidery and
lace trade of Ireland. The main da
sign in a nhaplet of fern leave* an
twined with the roee, the ahamroek.
and the thintle. and in fine and exqaia
4te workmanabip it ia said to anrpaa*
anything of the preaant day. The ooet
eoniaon, the widow of'
not be neglected.
is about to take a fine house in lon«lon
for the Reason, ha* had a chequered ex
istence Kiuce her husband death Mm
widow ha* aought in Europe some oo»
pansation for that political glory which
we* so often almost within gra*| at
Wftihiugtoa. On the other aide of the
Atlantic Mrs. MeClellan haa been
showered with social attentions, and
during the coming *eeaon in Ixndm,
where American women of culture who
bear an honorable name are not too
Out often read** diathetic stories at
pat btrd* that die simultaneoualv with,
ar Mhortlv after, ibetr child owner*. It
sound* pretty, lint the simple prose of
the matter often Is that the owners in
fected the bird*. Canaries and other
^aam til m^a i-Lil li-TV^r
TPmrwr^i w w II •*1 a.1•
masale*, dij»htheria or almost any other
human disease, and if left in the sick
room they are almost rure to be infect
ed. Pet cat- and amftll dogs, too, are
aften sacrificed in the same way. and in
their case* there i* also the rink that
they will gc out and beoome the tin
witting jUisttiuuenia uf dtHfttf^niaatiDg
A vitii old 118. ^aa Jusi come to
light in Egypt. It ia tbe will, written
upon parchment, of a noble F.gvptian
of the came of Hekifdi. in which the
testator Ntates that he leave* all lu»
pvo)erty to hi* brother, a priest of Osi
ri* A Mrond piet*e of writing was
also fouml. in which Hekiah commands
his little daughter to his brother a care,
and in which he wtates that he wishes
her, upon attaining her majority, to
have fall control of her own money mat
tare. Both documents are drawn up
to a no«t concise and lawyer-like man
Mr. The loannacripte are about five
thousand yeara old.
Trx** farmer* tiai'e Wen almost
mitted by tb« depre«iatRin* of rata. To
gat rid of them a novel expedient has
come into use. The farmer find* a bur
row in which from fifty to a hundred
rat* reaide. Every exit save one is
carefully stopped. At thi* one ia placed
a common iron tea kettle. Opposite tbe
a pout i* bored a hole in which i* in
aerted a piece of gaa pipe, about one
foot long. Over the spout i* placed
another piece of pipe, which ia ran into
tbe opening 1 sailing to the burrow. A
fire is tben built ia tbe kettle aad a
con pie of handful* of atilphur thrown
on the coals. Tbe top being closed the
fume* are driven into the burrow by a
hand bellow*, the nozzle of which i* in
serted in the top pipe. Home of theae
burrow* are fifty yard* in length tbe
fumes go through all its pa**age*. aad
in fire minutaa evtaj jro&ug amiuid xo
dent is dead.
•Is (evcieaee Haiete Mbn.
A sad eyed man walked into a atom
in Beloit. Wta., tbe other day. and,
piaiikiag down a $10 note, tearfully
"•lust four year* ago to day I stole a
pair of $4 shoe* from your a tare Tbe
matter ha* bean preying on my mind,
but my pride prevented me from con
fe»*itig I can *tand it no longer Take
your pay out of thi» $U bill
IT haa been calculated H. O. Turn
lirx tbat the light reaching the pu|Ml ol
tbr eye in each second of time re pre
senta a quantity of work which would
require one year and eighty-lime daj?
to raise tbe temperature of a gramme
of wftter one
A«rwiito at *IM Httrrtng
WI(n«««Ml Mm B*tN* ri*M MM lu
OM CONIMHNMI Wssita fcqpaeKpew*
a TlkrtlltMc Natwtw.
»tM* Wv*R
UU«k* Ml, oil, (Ink oa.
TUu« dark. if'
spur, wi
The merchant. of oourae, waa de
lighted to meet *nch a }euitaat. aaa
ti .tr wool, and gave tbe man $6, and he
departed with a light heart. The
$10 bill waa a very finely executed
counterfeit The next oonncienoe
*tru'k«-n individual that prcaent* him
self at tbat a to re will be thrown into
the river with naatnes* and dispatdb.
oentimeter !.|
kt by tb«
1'taat w«m u| uv«r.
Wi 1 .* rtlh ao un»r». wtta
i ao.r!« i*
Wltll tu«.
lay Ilka Um muB '$*•
wW tu mpn b*-themmmm.
H|.l *k*ry ba« a»n»*T«i thai vt
f- i.t \If *ielory was tMmirn.
Aud Ua» grave tias no power
Maw to PM»B their GRAND to«is Wl|^tb*
lanr*t bright wrwatb.
We ni#t on thv Ixwk*
lu th* bat UUMKIof batttan,
m* hurcf 4atint.i««» HuultorOS
|a- UM CSUUOH inaiM! (burMivra
^ml the muskat ratikt.
of tbr |ta«i U- hn( *toc«
hp*S(t iw h«n. oh. ilrwm,
th« plow at tb» rwtai
Kiiw |j«ac«ruUv
tby (l«ail
For wi«. lm»| IM warm bauwt
Of tb br*v««*t of fhiii«t)
Oa the ami wtwww mm *usaHj aail^Btaai
www wad.
-jbmrkan i n bun*
Ale*** «ai a AMraal MethMk
Hignal OfH
ccth a» a rule
ware not ex
e to
teat danger
wbile tu aan
ice. a i i
Mignal portH.
a« a ml.-,
were a con
tunc* from
e a i n
(totly u£.jtlic
army, and
comma nica
io II wa
maintained very often without the an
eaiv being any the wi*«r. There wesc
•aauy instances, however, «here the
a**i«tant signal ofticer* presented tftir
target* for both nHee and heavy art!
i nance, and thos*' zealonn oKi*er* who
earrie«l out fully the in*tmotions tb*-y
received from Major Meyer*. »n Waal.
jfai|ftoii, to JMMiut. and rejKirt a hat tbe
Observed to the generaln UJH»« who-
I staffs they were placed ran risk
capture, or worse The experience
jWere varied One of the.mq«t novel
an incident tliat wan commented uipo i
by a**intant aignai officer* in the Arni v
lot the Ohio was that of an oWc -i
whom 1 shall call 1.
I Shortly after the advance af the
Army of the Ohio reached a point tbree
or four mile* below the tow n of Ja*
Eer. Tenn Lieutenant L. who was at
ome under trem ment for a diaeaae
that interfered ru.nsly *itli the din
4harge of hi* dutiex. rejoined hi* c..m
•tand He wan one of two signal offi
a-rn asaigued to (*en Alex.
McCook. Hi* ine**matc. lieutenant
Johnson, and certain aaaistante Hag
men attached headquarters, in
fciriued lnm that it had I men found
UMceaaarv to establkh a {xw»t at out
three mile* from camp, on a mountain
•pur. lw»youd a station where a *ignal
offict i wa* captured by tbe Cocti»4*f
ate* a day or t»o after tbe advaaan
camped at Battle Crock.
Lieutenant L. wa* iti far from roldint
lomlth. but when he found that hi*
messmate. Lieutenant Johnson, 'sad
been doing double duty on the mount
ain top in bis absence, be reaolved to
remain on the mountain station long
enough to |five hi* messmate op|Krtu
uity to KatiMf% hi* nocml cravings In
ather words. L. jmqw»«»»*d to rema n in
the mountain statk»n a week or n ore.
1 will allow to relate hi* cxjeri-Bee
and sensation* in his own words
**I bad a dread of capture very nat
ural at tbat time not becau*6 a] pre
bended harnh treatment, or *ukn« ".* in
priMoi,. but
t»ecau*e of the :-idi
cule that attendwl one or two apt ares
that were discussed throughout the
army at that time It was pretty
plainly intimated, moreover, in an or
der is*ued from Washington, tbat any
officer who wan captur«*l by rww- u of
licence ot cowar«l»«»e would he ash
i«red I regarded the order a* tii ielr,
and did not denire to be published
throughout the country as one inviting
deserved ridicule.
"I fountt, however, that while tbe
first station, a mile and a hall from oar
picket linen, was guarded for a time by
large mimlwr
men, m% meaHinaU-
Lad concluded that a guard of fifteen
men was sufficient for the ne* station
a mile and a half farther from tbe
lin«*» Tbe fact that the guard bad *ecn
gr»»atly dinunwhed was not made
k'o»u to (ieneral Mc(k»k. a fact that
ilul not le«»en mv appreh«'U*kiU
"When 1 aea«"hel the mountain ate
tMu. about ten o'clo«'k on a nultry snn|
mer day, my* flagmeu and the men da
tailed to relieve the guard oo the
rtionntain were almo«t parchM with
thirst. It wa* then that 1 realise*! the
\alne of Lieutenant JohuwmV advice
concerning tbe neceaaity of mtikiug
ample provision for water. Then wan
a tinv spring upon the summit of the
hich bv careful nursing' oould
portion. Tius spring wa» rewrva*!
the oflioer on dnt v at the mountain
station. The guard won dutv twen
ty-four bHire. The relief had #|n*cial
lUHtmctiona to provide tbeuiaelvea
with water that would *tifficc them for
twenty four hours. Spite of this, on
several occasion* they did not husband
their water'supply,and in one instant*.
through failure to receive theneoes
*ary tn»tructions, the relief on« Tnm
tog came to the station with such
scant allowance o' water as to excite
mv sympathy Tbey reported with a
canteen each instead of two or
thr«M» My first impulse was to or
e e a k o a u
when I learned they weie not a
ai coLidudtii u vn
to aabject them to Mtri'-tures tbey did
ii»t dewrre I h«»\ plMtlgi-d tlH'm»elvi»i
to hii«ba]i their nleuiie! -.t«-k. but by
noon their ini|iortuniue« w#re so great
that I nhared a (xrtiou of the water
gathered in the little ipring with them.
Long before evening the tifteeti
and from
There wa* but one thing to do
"About live o'clock I decided upon
my course. I told the Sergeant of tbe
guard (divided into three reliefs) that
he could tak** the men into camp at
sis. I aiao informer! my four as*i*t
snta that they could return U camp
that evetting When the guards were
eallH in th»*y were gleeful My assist
ant* were also glad of the opportunity
to g« down and :«ee "the again
My *naistanU were among Hie first to
ItMiva the station. Tbe greater portion
of the guard had scrambled down tha
mountain «do|»e when tbe Sergeant of
the guard wait! ti me
'Lieutenant, where ia
and pixtol* V
yonr sword
eamp,' an-
'I am not going to aM&p,' I
"The Sergeant looked at na rand
eyed. He did not think I waa in
"I reminded him that I had experi
enced pain coming up. although 1 rode
half way up on my horse which wa*
taken lack to camp. He reminded me
of the fact that were were wild cats
and other varmint* on those mountains.
The Sergeant wa* vehement iu his pro
tests. He volunteered to remain with
me, but I ordered hint to follow hi*
men. Hi* Murpriae did not find full
expression until he diwovered that
mv *oie weajion of defense wan an at.
"The io\ ernment urave all Mignal
officers and flagmen Sharp*' riftee aud
a pair of revolvers, but mv nword, re
volvers and rittemere lying HI my tent,
in camp. The Sergeant withdrew verv
reluctantly. It was not until 1 found
the Milenoe of the mountain op
presHtve that I regretted my ac
tion. 1 taid to lnvnelf that all
the catamounts it* the Tenneasee
mountain* «ere len* to In* feared than
a sliort paragraph K^x'^g H»e touiu^ of
the pre** to the effect that "Assistant
Signal Officer L. was ca*hiered for al
lowing himself to be captured by the
enemy, he having stupidly relied upon
an ax for his defense, carefully leaving
his gun* in his tent instead of taking
them with him.*
"My flagmen had made me a rude
arbor placed against a large tree trunk.
1 laid down under this, placed the ax
lieaide me. and. trusting to luck, fell
a*le«p shortly after the light* in our
camp t»e!ow me were extinguished.
How long I slept 1 do not know My
sleep was dreamless. 1 woke up sud
denlv, as a person does aometimes. to
find some one has addresacd or touched
them. On the instant my eye* fell
upon a man wearing a broad-brimmed
alulieli black ..hat that concealed all but
hi* heaw Ward He was iu hi
with a |K»rtKn of iu trunk blackened
hich several great
siriiw of berk hail lieon torn. This was
tbe terrible Confederate.
"When I realized tbe trick my fancy
played me, I laughed outright at the
spectacle I presented. I walked over
to the little spring. There w a* a cup
full of water in it. hich I drank, then
om}x*ed myself to sleep. My last
thought was, 1 did not care a conti
nental whether 1 was captured or not
All fear of ridicule vanished front tbat
moment. CU
ICOQO Lf(ijrr.
ysath'ef a
dent* of
b-ans, at
nieneement of the
war, was a loyal
u u man from
Sew a s I a
ho had been at*
?iacted thither by
tmsinesa engage
Moots. Sup|OHlIJf
that the threats to
dissolve the 1'ntoa
would 1m- settled as
of 1k:{-2 had leeu, or
i in iMfai. thi« young
t« go North when lie
New Or
the com-
the niillificatioa
by compromise
man ncglet:!
and when he learned hie mistake
eacape waa
The draft wa* enforced and err lrrnp
he found hiumelf drafted into the COB
federate army serving in the ranki
with gun in hand, against friends to
w hom he was bound bv tie* of blood,
and against
flag he loved. This
service Iwing wearisome to the flesh
and uncongenial to the spirit he de
serted at the first opportunity, reached
the Cnion line*, and enlisted in the
I nion arm v
He had not served long I»*•
dawn of that fatal day, when sentence
at death wa* to be executed. But
those hope* were vaia. This waa aot
to W The dread lionf caasc and be
was led forth to die.
Pemtierton'ft army of men a«
draw'ii up. forming a hollow square, to
witness tbe execution. Hi mffiu had
been prepared, aud the grave wa* ready
to revive its victim. With a brave
h*-ait aud itnflifx ldug look our voting
friend iewe«i
tlie«e prr]
»a rat ions lor his
eath and buriaJi
ed t«Mi!
Macon Citv
was taken priwrner, and fell into the
clutches of General I'embertou wlio
at that time a aa engaged in the defense
•of Vick-sburg. He waa recognued,
triml an a deserter, and »»eiiteiK'!ed to be
*l*ot. He hoped and prayed that Orant
would capture ick^burg U
•i v 't ". 1 v., V s«,V "V
When all waa ready ae
on hi roftn and thus addressed
"You are about tokill rue for tlie love
I bear the dear old flag and l^efore I
die 1 have ou# rM|ue!tt to mike. 1 uapt
to give three abaers «»r tbe stars aad
Taking off his« cap be swung it
above his head a« h* gave three loud
hurrahs for the flag then, stepping
down from his -ofHa. he faced tbe file
men that had been drawn up to
shoot him. In another moment he fell,
deed. The moral effect of hi* death
was loat upon Feniberton'* army They
could but attire the cool courage and
comniand had orders to march
from liolivar on the morning of Oct. 4,
at 4 o'clock, to re enforce our armv at
Conuth. We made a forced march of
about thirty miles on that day, aad
camped for the night about five miles
from Hatchie Hiver. On Sunday
morning, the *th we were ready
for the march by da\ light,
the First brigade leading the way.
(hir advance guard met tbe
enemv'* advance al«out ti o'clock a m.
and drove theui slowly back until they
joined their main body at Hatchie
Hiver. Our brigade (the Second" waa
put through on the double-quick for
about five miles, and as the weather
was very warm for that time of tbe
year, the road wa* strewn with bias
beta, kusnsack*. overcoat*, canteens,
etc., for the last two miles.
Our brigade went into action aboat
9 o'clock and for abont an hour ami a
half there wa* quite an interesting
time in that neck o' wot*l* Although
our division of :t.fi00 men were pitted
against four time* oar number, we
had the aatisf action to see them
»k«daddle in a hurry. Old Pap"
Price did not stand upon the order of
imt goinp but qrg**d hi* driy er ..l.he mile in
hirt a 'carriage to get away from the
Hih arm* were folded negli "lauka" a* fast a* fSMsible. We cap
He wa* leaning on a gun. tured alwnt 5*« pnaoner*. aud after
figure was as boldlv defined as our return to Bolivar our regiment waa
any object human eve ever observed
1 raised iny head, straining ray eye
balls looking at the motionless figure.
It required a powerful exertion of the
will to sit up but I resolved to meet
mv fate H-niarelr turned to
fello wa. Then It occurred to fie that
nothing could lie more alisurd than that
a man should guard a sleeping cap
"These sensations and thoughts poe
fiibly occnpietl a aeeond the time
ae^^med minutes, I clutched the ax. a*
1 experienced a crawling %en*ation all
over my acalp, rose and walked straight
to the man with a
*tais shone clear
pa*»ed and repaased fifty timen a
detailed to escort the prisoners to a
lint below Lagrange, Tenn.. and turn
ni over to the Coufwlerate authori
ties. they having IMMMI paroled Cap
tain Adams, of the Confederate oev-
see his with lus ooiupany, w*s waiting to
receive us. hen we arrived we were
ordered to stack arms, while our
Colonel. A K. Johnson, and the
Confederate Captain went to a
I house oloee at hand to make
the necessary arrangement* coneera
ing our prisoners. The Confederate
cavalrymen were all dismounted, and
number fours were bidding four horses
heavy beard. The e*eh, the rest of the loy* ieing aoat
u|»oti a tree I had tered around among our boys, havinga
good time.
Alt were enjoying themaelves hugely,
when Colonel Johnson sent »rder« to
I the drum major of the regiment to Inset
the assembly. At the firnt roll of tbe
drum the cavalry horses got on their
mettle, and aa it waa ini{»oaaible for
I one man to manage four frightened
horses, that squad of cavalry wai» put
to rout iu a very *hort time.
J-W of this young hero, who
intrepid \alW of this young hero,
gave his life for hi* country
last thought* to tbe dear old
1kT'XTll.I.a. WTO.
avi his life for lo* eoimtrj %nj. bw
9|wlftn« a a«wMi of Cavaiay.
5 a* A VET KB AM,
•*e posted in tbe
lu-fiory of the
lato war will re
titemlxM that the
ba tie of Corinth,
Mtss wa* fought
on tbe -id and
4th of October,
tm The old
F%htiug Fourth
(General 8. A.
Hnrlbut'a) Di
vision, to which
our regiment
(Twenty eighth
Illinois i be
longed, waa then
at ftolivar.Tenn.
them, when we saw them last, were tf»
mile* from the starting point
Colonel Johnson ana Captain Adaaw
stood on the |«orch watching the fun.
Captain Ada sua remarket! to the
Colonel "That Yankee drua
uier was harder on his company than a
Wbide regirneut of Yankee infantry
Itight there the Captain made a mis
take for in less than a month the gal
lant Captain and his company were
taken in by Colonel Johnson with a
much lent, force than a regiment and
with small iocs on either
MlWrt.KW**, JW
A Traalc Haul*.
•V #. W. WAMLm,
O E Y a e
tbe war broke oat
tlie writer of this
was a citiaen of
S e y o u n y
isaouri. Neigh
a as arrav ed
ags ust neighIxir.
CompauioN were
.rgani/el for loth
i e a, and were
i e w i i n
aight of each oth
er, both intent on
atdtug their re
spective a u e a.
News wan rec«iv
troopa hail come to
and tlie Confetlerate# were
called out to di*cn*s what as l»*«Ht to
(if. After taking on board about a
quart of com juice each, fight was in
them. AIwnt twenty five miles away
from the Federal*, with no intention of
allowing a closer acquaintance, the
Confederates placed their hat* in a
I, and then formed a line,
line in the roe*
ordered, railing the hats Federal* In
the charge one brave warrior got lun
1 font tangled and fell. Comrades ehar£
ed on over him. hats were {founded
the dust, and a complete victory de
clared. The captain cheered bis men
fjr their bravery, aud then all that
i could went home, leaving their com
i ?ede wlio had fallen in the charge to crucify aud kill it in the moat i.-wrbaroag
{take care of himself with a broken lag, I manner. Oo, never enter my stqfllBj
and badLv trampled and bruised up. 1 never let me see your face again 1*
That »as tha ink tenia a nbatbyi
1 Tur*i». Ma. I bur netted hi* widow about tVUU.lAM
A -•, v 7
OHW Paiprlve «a* eC
Mmt alt monkera which Ttemm tn tbs
United States come fruuu. tlorgona, ft
little village which is situated a sheet
distance from the Panama railroad
The inhabitants of thia diatnet are
tnoatly native nefroea. for no white man
could bear the climate without drinking
plenty of whisky and almost continually
swallowing quinine. The whole region
is marshy and covered with extremely
profuse tropical vegetation. At night
there arises a thick vnpoi laden wtftb
fever, which hanga ovar the wooda lika
a cloud.
This region of wood ia tbe paradise of
the monkeys. Tbey travel iu troepi
arout the W KHJ*, led by an older
monkey. When the people receive the
information that the "traveling monkey
tfoope" are near tbe rillafe, t£»y repnbr
to the woods iu cntwda in chase of
Their plan is very simple. They oat
a hole a ooeoenut large enongb for a
monkey paw The nut ia then 1
lowed out and a piece of sugar place* 1 In
it. A piece of string i* then f*#st«ut.ti to
it and is placed in tbe road of the ap
proaching monkey*. It ia known man*
key# are very inquisitive auimala Hoc®
enough they see th# "lonesome" coooa
aut in the grass aud hurry to examine it
thoroughly. It ia a curious *ight to so*
how they climb from the trees, chatter
ing. t« take a good view of the ouuoem.*
Tt does not take them long to find oat
that the inner part contains a pie»* of
angat One of the boldest and greedii
cat sticks a paw into the nut to g«t the
augar, and graapo it as tighly as be ami.
But his fist is so large that he cannot
draw it out of tbe hole again with tbe
augar, which he holds fast to, cunt what
it may The negroes pull the striiu
until nut anil monkey arrive in the ir
oinitv of their ambuscade In the mean
time the t^fher monkey* w5nder what is
the mattor with their comrade. The?
hnrrjr to see where he is being pulled
to with his |«w in tbe oocoantit. They
crowd around him chattering aa
nlating t* their heart'* content,.
Now the great moment ha
The. negroes nave a large uet ready, and
thev spread it out over the unsuspecting
monkeys and before thev know
it they are priaonera. They are
sold to the employes of the Panama
railroad, and reach the North Ac
market through commercial dealers
You mnstnt smoke baca, ma'ami*
Why not
"Agsdnst the rules.**
Who made the ntlas
"The oompanv
Where the «inpan]ff*
Down at the offlee"
Well, I never allow nobody a mils
•way to tell me wi-an 1 shall or shall
not smoke. I've got wind on my stomach,
and when I have it 1 alius smoke You
km tmt right back to the platforms and
be ready to jingle the bail whan any
body wants to get off."
And she found a match, lighted ft on
Jtie sole of a solid *hc-e and puffed away
With a serene countenance until ready
to gat off.
A Jeke an tbe Bairlhibiabn.
Mark Twain haa had tbe tables turned
a pen him, and the prince of professional
joker* hae beei made the subject of an
immense practical joke. At the An*
thorn' Club of New York, so the story
run*, Mark Twain was introduced to an
English visitor by Henry Banner by
bis own name of Clemena. just after the
editor of Fuck (Htinneri had pointed
out the famous humorist to the En
glishman as "Mark Twain." After
shaking hands the Englishman said,- i
"Mr Clemen*, Mr Hunnei has been
trying to play a joke on me, as an ignor
ant foreigner, by telling me that
were Mark Twain, the great A mer
humorist, and I told him 1 had never
beard of such a person. Is there an
Amerioen humorist named Mark
bm Win* H*f
Hitherto our higher institutions of
learning have neglected almost wholly
to instruct the young men in the prin
ciples of the government and in tbe
dutie* which are to devolve upon them
ae citizens. They are taught a great
deal about the properties of matter,
but very little about the (*amtion» of
.nun:. mack,
aboni tka ^mxtnrbMiuud of
the planets, but very little about tbe
interaction of parties, much about tbe
constitution of the solar *y*tem, bat
ver\ Hi tie about the constitution of tbe
mted States mticli about the taws of
the aimerne but very little alKnit the
law* of the land, much about universal
gravitation, but very little about uni
versal suffrage much about tbe (ireeiftu
democracies and the itoman republic,
but next to nothing at all about tbe
republic to which they themaelve* be
long. Indeed, so far in the teaching of
our collage# at present from being
suited to prepare ftmng men for the
proper discharge of what under our
constitution i* really the moat important
duty before them in life, tbat tt
seems to have t**n purposely
evade that object.
•he Kai Wind an tbe St smark.
Hlte w a little old woman
in black and having a bundle wrapped
up in a gray shawl. She had a seat in
tlie middle of a car. aud as she took out
her clay pi|e and began feeliug for bar
tobacco the eondttctoi ate^-ed lurwar*'
and satd:
Mr Clemens aaid there was a joke on
someliody, but did not mmm to appre
ciate it, sod the F/ngltahman is atill
wondering what tbe joke waa $gt MasAi
JiisttT PaalsbHL
Ona day a pupil of the painter Oros
came into hie atudic with a superb imt
terflv, which he had just caught, pinna*!
to hk cap. The artist was much as
cite*} by the »ight "i *he flqttonuj^tlB
sect, thai lie .-x.'iaiuied angrily
unfortunate young man. w this the dam^
i oirjHtertttlon of vour h.-ve for the ljeautifal
i You
find a charming creature mid yon
(iENFHu OiiAVi'" memoirs hav* Umi
k '-cJs. .jf,.

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