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THE NATIONAL TRIBUTE: WASHB&OT. ft' 0. THURSDAY. JANUARY 2. 1896. 'Tflf of the men suddenly grabbed Mhtulny about the waist and began trying to duck him under the water, while the third 'man got down the river as far as practicable. "When the men made the attempt to duck Munday he resisted strongly, and when they persisted a supposed quarrel ensued. The soldiers jumped to their feet and started toward the water's edge to watch the fun. Curses and threats filled the air, Munday Swearing that he would not submit to such treatment and the others declaring as strongly that they would duck him if it took them all night to do it While these demonstrations were going on the young prisoner assigned to that part of "the work slipped out of the water and secured the guns. He then crept noiselessly behind the guards, and, leveling one of the muskets at them, said: "Now, 3011, I guess you bluocoats are prisoners ! " The soldiers promised to remain quiet, and the four prisoners hurried from the spot. They had not gone far when they heard a commotion in their rear. They knew what it meant. INCREASING TnEIR SPEED, they did not stop until they reached an old, unoccupied log hut. The hut was almost on the ground, but the men managed to crawl under it, although they scratched their backs in doing so. They remained in this position until the following night, when they stole out. Munday suggested that they all take separate directions, and this they did. Munday made his way, after some diffi culty, back to his old home in Logan County. On his return he found that he was cut oft' from Gen. Buckner, and in a few days he went to Tennessee and joined Gen. John H. Morgan. After enlisting with Morgan he was again captured and started for Louisville with a number of other prisoners. As they neared Elizabethtown Munday jumped from the train and made his escape in the darkness. Though the train was in rapid motion at the time, he sustained 110 injury. Aboul this time he learned that one of his brothers had been killed, and then began the life which made him so dreaded. Shortly after this he joined Ma-gruder, the noted guerrilla, and with Metcalf and others of their band they invaded central Kentucky, where they committed numerous bold and daring acts. When Munday joined Magruder he donned the guise of a woman for the first time, but he continued to dress in this way until his death. In his blue dress, his well-fitting jacket and plush cap, he had all the appearance of a woman, and it was no trouble whatever for him to deceive strangers. His features were effeminate and his build slight He was a GUEAT ADMIREU OF THE X.ADIES, and when he had the opportunity he would devote a great deal of his time in i their company. A number of times he was cut oil' from the rest of the band while visiting some girl, and at last he met a girl with whom he fell in love. One day he was cut off from Magruder and the rest of the men, and in trying 0 reach them he sudden 1' found himself near a number of Federal soldiers. He spurred his horse into a run, but the soldiers had seen him and they pursued him for some distance. He came to a swollen stream and unhesitatingly urged his horse across it He rode without stopping until late in the afternoon, when he came to a neat farmhouse. He told the occupants that he would like to spend the night there, and whe.i he told them that he was a fleeing rebel soldier he was given a royal welcome. The farm was owned by a Mr. Thomas, who was a strong Southern sympathizer. A young and pretty girl was a member of the family, and she was at once attracted to him. In a short while he began to talk to the girl and the' formed an attachment for each other. Munday told the girl that he was a guerrilla, but explained that he was not on a pilfering expedition. He claimed that he was the chieftain of an irregular band of Southern soldiers and that his chief occupation was to gain information and annoy the enemy. After a short while Munday and the girl became engaged. Some time after that, Magruder was wounded in a fight with the Federals, and bis band was scattered. Munday and several companions assisted him to a bani, whore they concealed him. They decided to run the risk of calling in a physician, and they found one whom they thought they could trust He promised not to reveal their hiding-place, but when he left he violated his promise. JL'he barn was surrounded by soldici-s, wlto ordered that Munday and his companions surrender. Munday refused to do so, and a fight ensued. It was on the advice of Magruder, who was dangerously wounded, that Munday finally surrendered. It is doubted by many people that Miunday war guilty of half the crimes he was accused of having committed. Even his relatives concede that he never let a Federal soldier escape alive, and records show how well he kept the oath he made after hearing of the killing of his brother. Before that time, it is said, he had a mild disposition and gentle manners. After that he seemed to think of nothing but revenge, and with this one end in view he walked blindly on to the scaffold. He had the faculty of gaining the admiration of the fair tex, and at the same time he could draw to him the most hardened outlaw. He was an inspiration to his followers. He was kindhearted, and, like his father, would divide his last morsel with the needy. . v The sea lion is vaaH by the native of the PribyJofl IttaiiOs and otiher pnrU of Afot&a. Tiio (natives dry IholloSh before using it. -Children Ory for rcfig THE ANGEL OF THE BROKENMVING. iDv Maukiie Montlout The darkening twilight immerses the horizon in purple, making it seem more distant; jilazes the surface of the ponds, doubling their depth; and the night comes, with the cold. At the foot of a hill is a road. A little pirl, barefoot and very poor, is leading a flock, another's flock, along this road. She is the living image though for her there be so little of living of misery and abandonment. In her 12 short years ber bauds have grown feebler, more weary, even than are thobe of the very aged. Jnt in her deep eyes the ideal rcqueuces have prolonged themselves; thiough days of silence, doubtless, she has dreamed; and through the niglits, too, under the pale light of the star?. The understanding of the lowly is sometimes divine. Suddenly in the middle of the road, her dogstops. as if transfixed, and stands trem- .-..... -. . -i Kn nv - xt . rt n rt nil i'i iiniiiir perceives, in the shadow of the thicket, a form half obscured, yet radiantly while, and encircled with an aureole. The child lias pres-ci-uce of a miracle, and is not astonished. She mutely considers tho mysterious Ueing. Ye., it is an Angel with flowing robe, with abundant locks, with visage bevel cly pure, such as one bees in the frescf.es on the walk of the churches. Hut this Angel has only one wing, and his mien is ineffably sad. Putting her bauds together, palm to palm, she speaks to him soltly, and in tones of pra3er: "Oh, heautitui Prince of Heaven, I salute youi I -would serve you. Since yon are come hither, it must be to bring joy on the earth, and I thank you!" But the Immortal answers with a great sob, and then quickly exclaims: ' Wheie am J ? On eaitli, in exile! Banished ! Stricken ! Chastised ! It is joy that I bring, hast thou sa d, O daughter of men? Alas! behold me! "What am I? "In the fall ordained to me, I have lost a wing! No more of Heaven, nor yet alii I of cu i til J Susreuse and fear hold honible menace for me oi things unknown. On high, it seems, I yesterday declared too hard a judgment upon mankind, their pnssions their vileness. as it is called upon crimes wheieof 1 knew not So, as punishment for judgment temeraiiou?, the Kiug of Kingp, the Power Supreme, hath sen tenet d me to test the terrestral life, a prey to those temptations I erstwhile regarded as beueath contempt. Should I resist, and prove the victor in these successive trials, then will The azure and the gold, the unchangeable firmament and its eternal gloric, be restored to me. But, should I once fail, I must dwell iu this, thy world, until the final judgment of men. I am afraid of all things. And thou who art thou ? " "I am only a poor, kiulcss child, received of charity, who a farmer's sheep must guard that, 1 may live sometimes baldly, sometimes well, accoiding to the weather and who, au Angel sedug, kneel to him iu prayer, that he will bear me hence to Heaven" Then the Angel wept yet harder. "Alas! Heaven is closed to me, and this one iving, that I must drag so painfuily, but deepens iny affliction, reminding me of my origin, and nothing serving me upon this earth wheie 1 nniht walk. It is the last warninglhatrenjaiustome. At nry firstfauli, this, too, will fall, and I shall be bound to this nether sphere, inexorably delivered over to vileness, farfiom j-onder sublimity of space I, Cyriam the Magnificent, Bearer of Light! Oh, these -temptations of men! How I dread them, child, even as before I f-corned them! What is that dreadful nose?" Strident songs disturbed the stillness of the night, and the lurid glare of torches, tossed by the wind, drew nearer, and dyed v. 1 tli bloody hue the desolate countryside, wakened to honor. Amid a troop on horseback Keyina, the courtesan, was returning to ber dwelling from a forest chase. The noisy cortege stopped in front of Cyriam and Marie. "What's there? Some vagabonds? Make way! Make way!" The Angel, ended by ihe scarlet torches, looked whiter even than before. At sight of him there were bursts of laughter. ""What kind of crippled fowl is here? Loose ye the dogs, the chase is not 3et done! It's a stork or is it, perchance, a white turkey cock?" The Angel, risen to his full bight, snatched a sword from one of those who were pressing upon him and laid hira dead at his feet. A pea! of thunder resounded. The tecond wing fell, the white robs alto, and the aureole vanished. A vo:ce cried: "The first trial Auger!" Already the courtesan. Regina, had thrown herself into the combat. Now she gazed upon the Angel, struck by his superhuman ben uly. "Come, I love thee!" she said. "Thou didbt well to slay this fellow. He insulted thee, thft drunkard! Follow me!" Then Cyriam cried: "Since no louder I am more than man, earth's pleasures hliall be mine. I'll follow thee thou arl beautiful and I I, indeed, am lost ! " And as be mingled with the throne thev did homage to him for his valor and his ttplendid presence. Marie, left alone, wept in the highway, know ng that a great evil bad befallen ; and her dog, for pity' sake, licked the toaidrops from ber eyes, while her sheep grazed where they listed. Cyriam, of origin divine, is great among men. He is the most beautiful, the strongest, the mo.st beloved. He has wiuhed lor gold be is rich ; for land and titlet he has llu-m. In war, he exterminates, and the ob-ficitic crowd of combatants give way belore him, lose their footing, terrified by ih'esuper-natmal. After Ktgma, who died for love, others have adored him. The eailh is illumined by his brightness. And hie advent-urea are nuntheiiesa. He has succumbed 4uccsively to all human temptations. The Seven capital sins aie bis Ltbt companions; by all his immortal force, which multiplies the evil tenfold and prolongs it Pitcher's Gastoria! indefinitely, ho surpasses the worst human culprit. He acknowledges neither fatigue nor repose. He pauses not Sometimes, however, he looks upward and sighs. Yet the sounds about him again divert him, and he returns to his wished-for pleasure. As time passes bitterness comes. The im-moital beholds dpath about him. As lie is human of heart, so has be loved unreservedly both mistresses and friends. He sees them grow old, sadden and die. Others he has after them, but their fate is the same. Alone unchangeable, he sees them pass away, and each time that a loved being disappears he suffers and weeps. How many times did he suffer and weep during 10 human centuries, which seemed to him as hardly so many days? And his martyrdom was of every hour. Renewal did not fill up the gulfs of the past. Across the throng of faces that he had met in the abolished years, two memories banted him implacably : That of Heaven, and, also how rtrauge, indeed ! that of Marie, the poor child whom he had met on that first evening, and who now, doubtless, had long been dead. And it was the women who resembled Marie that he preferred above the others. Thus, amidst noise and commotion, Cyriam existed for century after century. Then, one day, weary of everything, einying mankind, whose inevitable escape is death (which yet may be advanced by sell-killing), he drew apart from the abodes of civilized mcn.wnlk-ing for a long lime in the solitude of the fields. At twilight, as on the evening of long ago, ho sat him down at the foot of a hill, in a corner of a deseiied road. Suddenly he saw a poor, barefoot child coining towards him, leading a rich flock through the deepening gloom. "Willi pant- ing breath he watched her as she drew nigh, and he murmured: "Oh, earth! Oil, earth accursed! Yet will I pardon thee if this poor child be by a miracle the child of long ago, the first one met, whose memory why, I know not dwells ever in my dream. For thee have I suffered, oh, earth! I judged of men too hardly, though I knew them not. Now, more guilty myself than all mankind together, 1 absolve them. Have mercy upon them! But the child comes near. Who art thou, little one?" "A poor, kinless child, who have ever been very unhappy. And you, oh, Prince of Heaven, biautiful Angel, for such by your wings I know you to be, I come to supplicate you to take me with you up yonder, whither you go." Cyriam started. Behind him, in very truth, he felt the quivering of bis wings divine. God, because he was penitent recalled him to the light. Yet he spake again : "So "it is thou. Marie, the first whom I met here find I thee again, my sister, alter ' a thousand years ! " "No," said the child, guileless of heart; "I know not what you mean. Yet hapless little girls are of all time in this world. Misery is their name, and I am one of them." . And Cyriam, the Pardoned ; Cyriam, the Charitable, opening his wide wings, quivering with rapture, took the child up iu his arms and bore her aloft into the eternal lory reconquered. From Shot I Stories, by l)crmis8ion. Consumption Cured. An old phyflicinn, retired from practice, lind placed in his lunula by un Knti Iixliu missionary the furmiila of a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy nnd permanent cure of Consumption, IJroiicliitl-.'Cftliirrb. Asllumi nnd nil Throitt nnd Ltinj; Affections; idiou positive mid radical euro for Nervous Debility 11111I all Nervous Coin plaint". Having; icMcd Its wonderful cunitivn powers in thntimmds of cnc, and desiring to relieve human Millcring. I will -o-Mid free of cji:trj;c In all who wish It lids recipo hi German. French or KukINIi, xtitb full ditectioiiM for prepmin mid usin. Sent by mail by ndlr-.s-in, with stamp, miming thin piipi-r. W. A. Novns, 820 Powers' JilocJ:, Jlodie-Jcr, y.r. OL.D-T1ME MILITIA. How Lincoln Was JJlectcd Captain or a Company. JfcClurc't jfaymlnc for January. Preparations were quickly made, nnd by April 22, 1&J2, the men were at Beardslown. Here each company elected its own officers, and Lincoln became a candidate for the captaincy of the comjKiny from Sangamon, to which lie belonged. His friend Greene used to give something beside ambition as his reason for desiring the captaincy. One of the "odd jobs" which Lincoln had taken sijicc coming into Illinois was working in a saw-mill for a man named Khkpatiick. In hiring Lincoln Kirkpatrick had promised to buy him a cant-hook to move heay logs. Lincoln had replied, " If you vill give me two dollars I will move the logs with a common hand-spike." This the proprietor had promised, but when paydayeanio he refused to keep bis word. When the Sangamon company of volunteers was formed Kirkpatrick, aspired to tho captaincy, and Lincoln, knowing it, said to Greene: "Bill, I liclicvc 1 can now pay Kirkpatrick for that two dollars he owes me on the cant-hook. I'll run against him for Captain," and he became a candidate. The vole was taken in a field by announcing that at tho command "march" fhe men should assemble around the man they wanted for Captain. When tho order was given three-fourths of the men gathered around Lincoln. In Lincoln's curious third-person autobiography he says he was elected "to his own surprise," and adds, "He says he has not since had any success in life which gave him bo much satisfaction." Fighting lovr of tho Old and Now Navy. January Scrihntr's. The old " Consitution " could, with her best guns, at 1,000 yaidspieice 22 inches of oak, about the thickness of her own hull at water-line. The i inch steel covering at the " Atlanta's " water-line had nearly the same resisting power1 as the "Constitutions" 22 inches of oak. Tho "Atlanta's" six-inch guns will, at 1,000 yards, boie through a surfaee having 20 times the lesisting power of her own or the "Constitution's" hull at water-line. At the same range her eight-inch guns pierce 1-1 inches of iron. A Valuable Relic Rvstorrd. Mr. Jas. "W. Xeviit,on his way to Chattanooga, called at my house to-day to view the battleground of Nov. 30, 18G4, and try to locate the eemes in which he look parr. During the conversation he spoke of having his gun shot in two, and described it so accurately that I recognized it as being in my possession, and thinking lie was justly entitled to it, gave it to him as a souvenir oi' his tcrvices in the late war. .M. B. Car- ti:i:, rtaukliu,Tcnn. James A. Tni3 RIDE OF FOUR. An Episode of Chickamauga. nV IIVI.AND C. KIRK. Bnck, through some blunder ill-defined, back swept in wild retreat, Tho Army of tho Cumberland fell crushed in diro defeat; And nil nlonj; McFarlnnd'a Gap and up Dry Valley Road, J Wcnlfilioulinc men, nnd plunging stccda urged on by whip or goad Of bnyoncl and saber point, a frightened, scrambling host; For Longatrcct'a charge hns pierced our right and Chiclcntunugn'a lost. Killer Is failure ever, but in wnr some plnns must fall. Sad solace this to Rosccrnnsna driven by the hail Of musketry mid cannon-shot he fuels that Bragg hns won, And that hi.s own grand nrmy may, before tho set of Him, Be utterly destroyed. "Could Thomas their position know, Wo might hold Chattanooga still might still avert tho blow." Sospako the "Wily Dutchman," as ho weighed the dihtnnt found. Brought by two trembling messengers, tho air nnd smoking ground. "Yet, no; I hear n scattering fire I Great God, send Bomo relief! For, Garfield, Thomas too is turned 1" "I think not," said tho Chief. "Ho holds the left, you may depend. Give but consent I'll go And carry the word to Thomas that he needs so much to know." . When life, when human liberty and country Ho behind, ' There is no power like duty sways the truly noblo mind. , Hurrah for James A. Garfield, then. For his Orderlies, hurrah,! f A rousing cheer for the Engineer tho valiant Capt. Gnw 1 1 ' For these men Hint September day, in eighteen sixty-three,. T. For tho Nation ril:cjl their own dear lives risked all for you and inc. I ) Gatifi eld's Ride. Plunged deep In roso-bay groves, they skirt the thickets, dense wild vines', Pass pawpaws and magnolias, pass limes and stunted pines, Through IioIIowh filled with sorrcl-trccs, persimmons, sassafras. By rose-fiowcred locusts, bcart-lcavcd thorns, by log and crag they pass, Scaling thobo ridges, older than tho Appcnincs or Alps, Retreats where pnnthers prowled and where Xua-lans gathered &cnlps. They ride by beetling granite cIlfT pregnant with ore and coal. By gyps""' quarries, marble beds, nnd by the ven- omed hole Of latllcMiinko and copperhead, by shrieking birds of prey, Till in n clearing suddenly ucampbesets their way, Honor the Vutoruus. Editor National Tkiiiunk: Not so very long ago I lead in tho Boston Journal a letter lrom one of Boston's loyal citizens, denouncing the manner iu which the veterans were abused in being removed from office arid having their pensions cut down, and I was reminded of an expression used by an enemy of the old soldiers referring to them as "Government paupers." Now, I well remember that in 1SG1 wo as a Nation came very near being "Government paupers." The United States Treasury had been " looted " by just such a class as to-day hate the veteran. ' "What would be the condition of the Nation to-day if there were no veterans drawing a pension? 1 remember, too, of having heard them referred to by some as '' bums," and "a great part of them deserters." "Were this tho truth it would have been n craven-hearted, unloyal people that fought for the "lost cause." True, in one sense the veteran (in those days tho volunteer) was a deserter. lie deserted his beloved home, his family, his business to light in defense of his country, nnd for the preservation of the "Government of the people, for the, people, nnd by ihe people"; for tlie preseiv'ation of her free institutions and her God-given rights. lie deserted hopes that had jbeen fostered for years, perhaps, and ambitions, the carrying out of which had led 'to tlie expending of time, money, and hard lafoor and study ; and for what? Not for pleasure or for profit lo himself, surely; not, for the joy of being in the smoke of battle, pr for the wearisome inarch over a country pnknowu, nnd desolated by war and its attendant ravages; not lor tho novelty of life in' the, prison-pen, or scouting as a sharpshooter, at randam, trying to discover the resouices of au active enemy, desperate and defiant, and bound to retaliate in the hardest manner allowable. I speak of what; I realize, for the war spirit and tho gloom was, pon the Noith as well as tho South. , Never shall I forget the morning when I went, into the heart of n Northern city, where I then made my home, and saw stores draped in black, and great placards in the windows announcing " war prices," "75,000 troops called for" " Secessionists have declared war!" 1 was young aud impressionable. I could sec as in u mirror the terrible scenes that must ensue. The recruiting officers were abroad, and military bands discoursed mtisuj ilmt had little in it save of the "minor" sort. Everybody marly felt that the stghtof a big army would conquor a peace; but, alas, the pi ace was so long coming that thousands never saw the day. It was my pleasure and privilege to ailix QAP.nnr.D. Filled with tho loathsome spectacle and noxious, fetid breath Of small-pox patients left by Brngj;, to be released in denth. "God pity them." the Chieftain said, nnd hailing iu hii course, " A word of kiudnessspakoho, then anew he spurred his horse. Out from the pestilence tlioy go, nnd into tho woods again, O'er ground uncertain, yielding brake, nnd thickly covered feu ; But small were such impediments whon crashing on tho car, A shower of whizzing bullets showed a greater danger near. Ah, there nre timc9 when mortal man laughs at tho call of death. When the presence of a power unseen seems mingled with the breath. "When a will not mail's, proclaims itself in danger or iu strife; "When Freedom on ono deed may hang, or a Na-tion'rt precious life. " Halt!" No I though every horao is struck by a Htiugiiig, deadly ball. Though tho grinly king and his phantom steed seem waiting for them all. Intonn open fiold hard by, quick swerving from their course, Tho smarting, bleeding, dying steeds plungo on with maddening force. From over tho mountain creat there comes a crack of n Union gun; With that goal gained an army la saved that crest nnd life Is won. But n weak tiling like n horse's heart when pierced by a ball of lead, Can do no work Gaw'a horsoisdown, the brute is struggling, dead. Yet the human hearts nnd limbs still move, and they may gnin the ridge; Five minutes to them Is an Al Sirnt, a mystic, unseen bridge, That may carry them safo to Thomns beyond, or Into nKoldicr's grave; For Death's own heralds follow fast, alas, what now can save? Hush, speak no word, glvo never a cheer, for bees witli leaden breath Have slung the Orderlies through and through they're biting the dust iu death. Hush! Speak no word, for n wounded horse and two men of the four. Are runnhigii race with rlfle-balla which pass them by tho score. To the swift it will be, this terrible race. As desperate they fly. The boom of near-by cannon shows that Granger, too, is nigh. Tho horso another missilo strikes. Huzzah I they've reached tho crest Where JlcCook and stair, all soldiers true, receive j1' them with n zest. Garfield Is safe, yet his steed moves on, for the wounded, dying brute. Toward "The River of Deuth "f still galloping so Kccming strong and mute. Has its mission to do; when Thomns is reached, nnd the two men gladly greet. The faithful horso moves blindly a pace and drops dead nt their feet. A dove that day 'mid crashing balls hovered over the chieitniii'a form. As if 't were the wool of the heroic horso still guard- him from harm. Thomas nnd Gen. Granger both were gallant men that dny, They used the news thus timely brought to keep the foe at bay; Aye, many thousands there that fought were heroes every one. And every Union bluo that fell was true as Washington. Hut History iu nil her deeds, of n braver nowhere saith. Than the rldo of four whero two came through and two went down to death, Name bestowed on Rosccrnns by the Confederates, f Indian meaning of Chicknmauga. my name to the great petition that brought the "Emancipation Proclamation " from Lincoln, and my joy was as complete when slavery was no more as my sorrow was deep in the darksome hour when the great and sainted Lincoln was doomed by the hand of the assassin. I am heartily in sympathy with the idea, as olien expressed by the loyal people, who realize what n debt we owe to the veterans, now so rapidly " mustering out," that every loyal veteran should have a pension. He took the chances of a death on the battlefield, or in the loathsome prison, or being wounded or broken iu health, to return, only to drag out a miserable existence, n heritage of pain and shattered nerves, left him from tho hardships and exposures of a soldier's lite. Hence I say honor the veterans, and give expression to the gratitude a loyal Nation feels in the knowledgetrmt her sons were true and brave, even unto death. 11. C. "WAY, Cbarlestown, N. If. A "Wonderful .Discovery Catarrh and Consumption Cured. Thero is good news for our readers who are victims of Lung Diseases, Catarrii, llroneliitis aud Consumption, in tho wonderful cares mado by tho new treatment known in Enropo as the Audral-lJroca Discovery. Write to tho Now Medical Advance, 67 East" Gtii Street, Cincinnati, Oiiio, and they will send you this new treatment free for trial. State ago and all particulars of your discaso. , 'Tho Only IVarlosa Advocate." Having been a constant reader of Tnn National Tkiiiunk ever since it was started, I must say thatit is tho only fearless publication that it has been my lot to read. It is the only true friend tho soldier hns. I hope you will continue with your Gatliu gnus, double-shotted, until 'jvery old veteran has his just dues from the Government. AV. A. NortTir, "Watertown, S. D. ore Curative power is contained in Hood's Sarsapa-rilla than any other. It costs the manufac-turorsand dealers moro. Jt is worth more to the consumer. Jt cures moro diseases, because Sarsaparilla Is tho Ono Trim Blood Pnritier. SI ; six for5. MftnpS? f3!i33i c,,rc l,1lll,,u' conatipa-nOOu S rlllS llou. Price i coats. MANY STRANGE FOODS. TMreVs Nests, Kat5, Monkey, Tor, nnd Othor Thine Considered Delicacies. Ioslon Traveler. Of all strange foods tlrat men have ever nscd, tho ono that seems most singular to ns i!i the bird's nest used by the Chinese. The edible nests nre those of the Nicobar swallows, found in the cluster of islands of that name in tho Day of Bengal. These nests form one of the principal exports of the islands. They arc held in the highest estimation by the Chinese, as an article of food. In Abyssinia, according to Bruce, they cnt steaks from a live cow, and cat the llesh warm with its natural heat. In Siam the flesh of crocodiles is sold regularly in the markets ns hnman food. They arc eaten by the natives of Africa also. Herodotus says they arc eaten by tho Egypians near Elephantine, though worshiped and their lives sacredly preserved by tho inhabitants of other parts of Egypt. The alligators of North and Sonth America were eaten by the aborigines, as they are still in some part3 of these countries. The general rule is that bca3t3 of prey are not good for food, but there nre striking exceptions to the rule, and, among others, the tiger is sometimes eaten in India. There seems to be no really good reason why rats should not be eaten, and in tho country where they originally belonged, China, they arc commonly used for that pnr-posc; as, indeed, in Paris, during the siege, people were often glad to sit down to a feast of this kind. The fox, thongh an object of sport, is seldom thought of in connection with tho table, yet it is sometimes eaten hy the Indians. Several species of monkeys afford food for the natives of their habitats. Travelers who have tried them declare them good. The so-called king of beasts is nsnally associated with eating rather than being eaten, yet the lion is an article of food among the natives of the countries he inhabits. Dogs are eaten by the California Indians in times of distress; they do not use them for this pnrposc in ordinary times, because they are too valuable to them for other purposes. Marco Polo says the Tartars used dogs for food, as did also the Mexicans the native dog, or Alco. The chase of the horse for the purposes of food was one of the chief occupations of man in Europe in the Neolithic Age. 'The Tartars eat horses as regular diet, and there are many butcher shop3 in Paris and Vienna where only horseflesh is sold. The wild as3 is eaten in Abyssinia; and the flesh of the snckling foal is esteemed by the Lnilio a great dainty. The milk of asses is also used in Abyssinia, as is the milk of mares by the Tartars. The tallest and awkwardestofall creatures, the giraffe, when grown to maturity, is defended frbm all human teeth by its impenetrable toughness, but when young it is esteemed highly as food. The rhinoceros, the elephant, and the hippopotamus, three most gigantic of creatures, are all edible, and, indeed, greatly esteemed as food. The porcupine has a repulsive exterior, but a delicious interior when properly served. How strange it seems to eat moss ! Yet, the Iceland mosj, found in the west and north of that country, is excellent for consumptives, and is used in Iceland in times of scarcitv. The Old "World spccie3 of locust form articles of food with certain semi-civilized and savage races, by whom they are considered a3 delicacies, or as part of ordinary diet. There is a kind of clay eaten by certain degraded people in the Carolinas. Grasshoppers are eaten by Indians. To most people in onr country snails seem to be a strange food, though they have been nsed for a long time in France, Italy, and Spain. The helix pomatia, or tho edible snail, which is the kind that is usedhas in recent years been farmed in this country, and sold in the New York markets. The selection of the tongues of birds as an article of diet seems to ns strange, yet the tongues of song birds and the peacock were great delicacies among the Romans. Few of ns, or, indeed, of any people, would think of eating parrots, especially if anything else could he gotten, yet the Romans esteemed them for the table. Cranes arc sometimes used for food. The American ostrich, of South America, is eaten, both flesh and eggs. The eggs of the African ostrich are used, and the flesh, when the bird is young. The albatross, largestand strongest of birds, produces eggs that are edible. There is a weed in this country, much cursed by all who have to do with the soil and its products, called in vulgar phrase "pnssly." No one in this country would think of enting it, yet this foe of farmers aud gardeners is used as a salad in Europe aud iu Egypt. Acorus in the country are put to no use, unless it be for swine; but in Saxon times "mast" was valuable not only for herds, but for man. In times of dearth acorns were boiled and eaten by the poor in England and in France, as one species is still in Southern Europe. Beech-mast has been used in time of famine and distress. Whales are no longer eaten by civilized men, but in the 13th century their tongues were held in great esteem in parts of Europe. "Whales are now, with seals and walruses, the chief food of many inhabitants of the arctic regions. Of the narwhal the Greeiilaudera cat llcsh, fat, and skin. Isinglass is a strange food; it is a gelatine prepared from the air bladders of different kinds of iish from large rivers that flow into the North aud Caspian Seas. The fat dormouse was taten by the Romans. It wonld seem strange to us to sit down to a meal of the flesh of the camel; yet it is com monly nscd by the people whererit flourishes. The armadillocs of South America arc repulsive to look upon, but they are eaten by the natives and Portuguese and Spaniards, and, when roasted in the shell, are considered a great delicacy. The opossum of America is passed by by most people; yet it is considered one of the best of foods by negroes, and, indeed, by others who are accustomed to it. The muskrat and raccoon, well known to all, are seldom thonght of as food, yet a gunner cannot please a negro better than to shoot either and make him a present of the spoils. The hedgehog of Europe is commonly eaten by the peasantry of that country. The jaguar ot America is eaten by the natives. The kangaroo of Australia finds a placi at the tables of many in that country. The polar bear sometimes affords food to the people of the cold rcgious it inhabits. Til : backwoodsmen of America appreciate very highly the American groundhog or wood-chuck. Cottonseed, which one would think as far removed from possibilities as a food as almost anything organic could be, was used by the peasants of Southern Europe 50 years ago. Few Short-term Uleii There. Tli oni na F. Twiner, Cos. 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