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CLOAK-EOOM STORIES. Congressman Cummings Overbears Some New "War Stories. Col. Herbert ami tho Brave Yankee at Rank's Ford—Swapping Over tho •l*i«'krt Tories—-Sad Fnte of 11 Devoted Xcpro. l« ; V •fc I 1S91.1 Col. Hilary A. Herbert, of Alabama. »nd li. New York member of congress -were seated in a clonk-room of the jhouse not long ago, smoking fragant Havanas. Col. Herbert was in the coj,- iederate army, and the New York rop- •resentr.tive was sergeant major of a New Jersey regiment. The fight at Fredcrioksburg- after the the capture of the Heights in May, 1SG2, was tho. subject of conversation. The talk drew out • many a reminiscence. Each congressman told where his regiment was lo- lated during the battle. It was evident that they had been within hailing distance of each other for several hours, nearly twenty-nine years ago. CoL Herbert was under Gen. Wileox near Bank's ford when the Heights were taken. The sergeant major crossed •the river on pontoons a mile or more J|£low Fredericksburg and was in the assaulting column on Sunday, May 3. 'His regiment scaled Marye's heights near the female seminary. It passed near the spot where three brass cannon •were captured from the Washington artillery of New Orleans. Congress- jnan Coleman, a member of that very •battery, was addressing the house 'while the colonel and the sergeant major were conversing. - Herbert went into the fight from Wil- *oox's intrenchments at Bank's ford on "Sunday morning, and the sergeant ma- •jor went out of the fight thirty-sis ihours afterwards from the same in- ^•trenchments. The II--'" 1 its were carried by the old Sixth c js. Sedgwick "made an effort to effect a junction with Hooker at Chancellorsville and the fight ^at Salem cluirch occurred on the satne evening. Wilcox swung so far to the right that he flanked Sedgwick's left, came down the hill and recaptured S"redericksburg, leaving "Uncle John" upon the Heights. On Monday evening the confederates •were reinforced from Lee's army and made a charge upon the union lines- They were repulsed. After dark, however, Sedgwick drew back. He occupied the intrenchments at Banks' ford -ivacated by Wilcox. A pontoon bridge "Ihad been "built across the Rappahan- Inock late in the evening, and the Sixth ''corps recrossed the river before daylight. . . . _' For weeks afterward the pickets ^confronted each other with the Rappahannock between them. There was Very little firing" and the utmost good Ifeeling existed. The sergeant major Itold a story of a pi-jket reserve on the lunion side of the river. A confederate iofficer of the day appeared early in the jmorning on the opposite bank. His rank and duty was indicated by his '•ash. The instant the officer in charge iof the union pickets saw him he shoutled: "Turn out the guard, officer of the <day!" . , i The reserve fell in line and presented farms to the confederate officer, who ac- iknowledged the compliment with a 'grateful salute. 1 There was so much good fellowship among the pickets that it excited Comment among the division and brigade officers. Orders were finally issued on both sides'to prevent the interchange of (commodities. Col. Herbert's pickets i-were stationed at Scott's dam, half a 4nQe above Bank ford. One day, after (the orders were issued, the colonel was 'riding along his line when he saw a letalwart Yankee wading _ across the river. The Yankee 'was within thirty Ifeet of the confederate shore when the colonel halted. He was about to re- jtrace his steps when the colonel shouted: "Halt; come ashore." The* Yankee heW a newspaper -and iBaid that he had come across to trade .coffee, sugar and newspapers \vith_the confederate pickets upon the distinc' mnderstanding that he would be allowec fto return. "So I thought," the colonel shouted "Ton deserve no consideration. You know it i» against the orders on both sides. Gome ashore, sir. You are s tprisoner." t The Yankee demurred. Thereupo: !the colonel drew his revollver, pointed feartf. IK. regarded tEe soldier fixedly or a moment or more and then said: Kcturn to your lines. But understand liat hereafter any man that crosses the •iver will be detained as a prisoner." The soldier thanked bun and waded ack to the union pickets. Upon arriving at Gen. Wilcox's head- uarters Col. Herbert said: "General, have broken your orders. I have al- owcd a prisoner to return to his lines." [e then to!:l the story of his adventure vith the Yankee picket. "Well, olonel," replied Gen. Wileox, after due reflect-on, "if 1 had been in your place should have done precisely as you id." And that was the end of it. In further conversation in the uloak- oom the colonel said that not long afterwards ho was riding along the licket lines when lie heard a Yankee hout from the other side of the river: •Ho! Johnny, have you any good horses iver-there?" "Yes, heaps of them," was the reply. '"Well, send one over and we'll beat •ou running 1 /' the Yankee shouted. 'Not much,"' was the answer. "You always beat us running. You have had more experience than we've had." A week or so afterwards the colonel vas again riding along the picket line. Je saw in the river a little boat, a foot ir more long, exquisitely molded. It "•WHAT 18 THAT?" THE COLONEL ASKED A3 THE PICKET LIFTED THE BOAT FROM THE WATER. it at him and said: ' 'Obey orders. Com ashore instantly." The Yankee waded ashore and stooi upon the bank in his wet clothes. H •was a strong, stalwart fellow, and hac a manly bearing. Marching up to hi captor ho saluted him, thumped 'ids breast and said, in a firm voice •'Colonel, shoot me, but don't take m prisoner. I prefer death to capture, .attt a new recruit. I have been in ;th 'army only two weeks. I came froi Michigan. I would rather suffer deat than have my f nends learn of my cap tore under the present circumstances. The- appeal touched the colonel' away, fell in the tacit yard. It ricochett- ed, passed through the building- and tore away half of one of the pilasters in front. The destruction of furniture and partitions was great. Nevertheless, the wounded general was borne into the house, where he remained until Pemberton surrendered. AMOS J. CUMMIXGS. JUSTICE TO CHILDREN. They Ilavu a Keen sienne of What. Is Klglit and Wrong. Nothing 1 seems to burn into the memory and heart of a child as an undeserved punishment, however trifling- the matter may seem to the adult inflictor. In some children of the sunny, hopeful | type the wave of indignation and helpless, unspoken protest against unjust correction passes away, and leaves apparently no trace. To other children, with more sensitive natures or more rebellious dispositions, unjust words of reproof kindle fires of rage, which smolder with sullen persistence under the ashes of seeming- forgetfulness, ready to burst out unexpectedly. If this seems an overdrawn picture one has only to think backward to one's own childish days, and to recall the time when careless treatment by an elder first taught us to be bitter, unforgiving-, resentful. A child's sense of justice is as keen as his heart is tender, and this is one of the qualities most necessary to a noble character; a quality that must be blended with truth and honor and self- sacrifice to give the right balance to dispositions which would otherwise work harm. A child's justice is always tempered with mercy to those he loves, and when in the home he is justly and xmderly dealt with, he learns little by ittle that higher sense of justice awards all with whom lie comes in con;act. When his own small rights are carelessly and continually thrust aside, ie, too, learns to play the brigand, to invent devices to achieve the might which he lias learned makes right.— Harper's Bazar. 'COLONEL, SHOOT ME, BUT DOS'T TAKE ME I'KISOXT.K." had no sail, but bore a tiny mast from which a little confederate flag- floated. :t came across the river slowly and reached the exact point occupied by a confederate picket. "What is that?" the colonel asked as jhe picket lifted the boat from the water. The soldier somewhat hesitatingly passed it to the colonel. Upon ihe flag was the word "Dixie." Within the boat was a little package of sugar and coffee with a note saying: i ''Please excharice tobacco for these." • The boat had a little rudder canted to the right. The tiller was lashed to the gunwale with twine. With this arrangement the current of the river held the little craft steady, kept her npoa her course, and carried her direct to her point of destination. Nobody seemed to know anything about the boat. The confederate picket was dumb. 13ut the colonel readily understood .where it came from. Sonie" of. his soldiers were from Mobile and were experienced naval architects. It was a rebel craft designed to run the blockade. It had clone so successfully for many days, and its cargoes of sugar and coffee were highly appreciated. The lines of the little craft were so beautiful that the colonel carried it to his tent and placed it among his camp equipage.! He intended to keep it as a souvenir, but when he awoke next morning- it was gone. No one could tell how it disappeared. Whether it re-entered the service or not is not known. Many years afterwards the colonel was telling-the story while on a visit to Fredericksburg. A Virginian heard him and burst into laughter. "I know what has become of that boat," he said. "It is now in the house of a wealthy gentleman living- in Washington, and I don't think five hundred dollars would buy it." , At this time Gen. Hooker, of Mississippi, appeared in the cloak-room. The general has but one arm. Something was said about the fidelity of the blacks to their masters. He told a touching story about a faithful black servant upon his plantation near Jackson. Before he went to assist in the defense of Vicksburg he called the slave one morning- and told him to take the horses on the plaee to a plantation a hundred miles below, where they would be safe from capture. "I can't do it, massa. You mus'n t ask me to do it," the negro replied. "Why, what's the matter?" the general said; "you have never refused to obey mC'before." "I know dat, massa," the negro answered, "but where you goes I goes. I can't leab you, 'deed I can't. Please don't send me away, massa." The general advised him to remain at home, but the attachment of the servant was so strong that, with tears in his eyes, he begged to be allowed to go with his master. He went to Vicksburg with him. .They were camped within the intrenchments in a gully seaming the bluffs. The general's tent was very close to the line. The negro was always at his side, awaiting orders. It was an exposed situation. His master frequently urg-ed him not to expose himself, but in vain." Finally the tent was moved back a short distance, so as to be more sheltered. A day or two afterward the faithful slave was holding the stirrup--of hia master's horse. The general was in the act of mounting when a shell tore of liis arm and decapitated the negro. He fell like a log. The firing' was so ter rifle that it was dangerous to carry the general'up the bluff. He was borne up the ravine where the bleeding stump was bandaged by a surgeon. He lay upon his back all the evening watching- the shells and shot .passing over him into the town^ : -.--." After dark he was carried up the slope into the city. Quarters had been secured for him at the house of a. friend. While lie was being borne into the house an enormous projectile from one of Admiral Porter's ships, three miles Dyspepsia Makes tlio lives of many people miserable, and often leads to sell-destruction. Distress after eating, sour stomach, sick headache, heartburn, loss of appetite, a faint," all gone " feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, and irregularity ot tho bowels, are DlStrSSS some of the more common After ' symptoms. Dyspepsia does _ . not get well of itself. It Eating requires careful, persistent attention, and a remedy like Hood's Sarsaparilla, which acts gently, yet surely and efficiently. 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