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THE REPUBLICAN* •TAtttt A ttA.Y,LOOK, ALGONA. IOWA. THE RESCUE OF ALBRET, •When Count d' Albret had passed away, he left no son as heir; .And BO his many eeignorlos fell to his daughter lair; "To koop tho namo nllr* he willed that on her wedding-day •The mnto she olioso should take the arms and title of Albret. And thus It was, Sir Hugn d'fispalfftt tfbalands and lady aweot; And thus It was Girard Beaujou won guerdon, fair and meet. And poof-BsinK, throughout the land, in many a pleasant lay, The doings of the Unights whs roxle to the res> cue of Albret. —Thomas Dunn English, In N. Y. Ledeer. LINDAS MISTAKE: dwelt wit bin her castle old, this noble demoiselle, .Almost as much from life apart as In the convent cell; ••Ten men at arms tho place to guard; ten servants at her call, .A white-haired priest, n saucy page, four maidens— these wero all. .'But many ti needy gentleman bethoaght him of tho prize ..For him who favor found within the noble lady's eyes, .And waited with Impatience till, atwelvo month being o'er, .At court the Countess Isolino would show herself onco more. >The free companion, John Lancoplalne, a soldier basely bred, -Heard of it, too, nnd thought: "Methinlcs 'tis time that I wore wed. .A lady passing fair is .much, and more the fertile land, ;But most of all, nobility. I'll -win the maiden's • hand. • H l am not one to sue and court, am all devoid of grace. .Advanced in years and gray of board, with scarred and wrinkled face; : J may not woo with courtly phrase, as might some silken lord. :'My winning shall my wooing be; I'll gain her by my sword. -"She bides at home, my spies report, not twenty miles away; "They say she has ten men at arms, no more to guard Albret. ••The dwellers in the village near, I little rock for those, •We'll brush them o£t like trifling gnats 'when we the hold inclose." ;He called around his men-at-arms— a base and cruel band, iPart of the scum that overflowed that time the hapless land — ..And said: "At daybreak forth we ride to storm a castle hold, ;Jts walls contain-.a wife for me, for you, rich store of gold." .A motley troop before the place next day drew bridle-rein— "Two hundred ruffians, at their head the grisly John Lonceplaine, ;Rode through tho town with oath and jest, and camping on the field, -.Sent message to the chatelaine, and summoned her to yield. "We mean," 'twas said, "but courtesy; we promise treatment fair; ;But -woe to those in leaguered hold -who may r& slstknce dare." •The Countess showed no craven fear; she sent defiance bach, .And waited with the garrison the robber-knaves' attack. ;lt was not long to wait; they came with confidence elate, 'With scaling-ladders for the walls, and rams to force the gate. :'It was not long before they found their frantic efforts vain, 'With twenty sorely wounded men, and five i- among thorn slain. ••"We'll sparo more loss," cried John Lanceplaine; "of food they have no store; ;Faminc shall do the work for us before a week be o'er." ^A.nd BO he ordered watch and ward, while careless, day by day, 'The ruffians, sure to win at last, before tho castle lay. 'When tread fell short, Girard Beaujeu, the page, he eager said: -•'My great and noble lady, thus our fate must sure be sped. •Give me to seek a mode by which, an exit may bo made *To find Borne gallant gentlemen whose arms may give us aid." •"Go forth, Girard," the lady said, "go forth, for yet perchance ' May be some knights who keep afield, and wield the sword and lance ; •Go forth, and if your eager search bring succor in our need, .Honors and lauds, as vrell as thanks, shall surely be your meed." From postern gate, at dead of night, with sword In hand, ho steals; ".Now creeps by bush, now crawls by stone, now stoops half bent, now kneels; :Bo finds tho sentinels asleep, and makes his \wy to where •The horses of the losel knaves lie in the open air. Ho saddles one and bridles one, and slowly leads him down •The grassy slope ana o'er the road, and past the sleeping town ; •Then mounts with care, and cautious rides, till from all hearing passed, • Then urges on tho wakened steed, and gallops hard and fust. :Sir Hugh d'Espaign, with nine his friends, were holding revel fair 'Within a little hostelry, "Le Lion Bougo," at Aire; Jn burst Girard, and said to him: "If honor you essay, iCome where a rabble rout besiege my lady of Albret." •Sir Hugh gave ear to tal« he told, and to the others then •He said: "There are two hundred there, and here wo are but ten. 'Why, that is but a score apiece ; 'twill heighten tljomelluy; Xet's mount at once, fair friends, and reach the spot ere break of day," •They armed themselves, they mounted fast ; Sir Hugh was in the lead; .And as they nearefl the robbers' camp they checked their horses' speed; Slowly along the road they mude in silentness their way, "Until they came where, through the dark, loomed sullenly Albret. .Asleep Laaceplaine and all bis men, the sentries nodding there— •The castle guard more watchful were, for succor making prayer— 'When came the sound of -thundering hoofs, a rush of horse, pell-mell, .And thrust of lanoe and stroke of sword, on coat and cuirass fell. Awake, Lacceplaiue, from pleasant dreams of lands and lady f air 1 ,Be dreams no more; Sir Hugh's good lance has slain him then and there. .Awake the rest, to nght aad fall, for well the wretches know A aUnftloss cord shall be his fate who 'scapes the thrust and blow. •,Jn peril dire, Girard, the page; two knaves had set on him ; .His was a. slender build, «ud they, were toll and stout of limb. But steady blows he gives and takes, nor stays for help to call, ..And from the castle as they gaze, they gee bis foemenfalt chiefs from thel»tt|em.ents; the Held is lost end won; . A Joyous shout of triumph go«B to greet tfce ris- by the eoantejgg feir, tba Plena brave, who ' — "•** >" She Knew How "Mighty Pertio'ler" Her Brother Was. [Written for This Paper.] RS. GILLEY had dropped in at Joe Begley's to borrow a cup of sugar, a pint of lard, a sitting of yeast and a few other things of the sort, and had stopped to exchange a fovv words of neighborhood gos- flip with Mrs. Bogloy. After speaking of pardon and soap making and other matters of equal . importance, they drifted around to the new school marm, and Mrs. liegloy said: "They say the girl teaches ralo well for a new hand, an' tho children 'peer to like her, but I declare to gracious, if it clon'fc seem like they could a done better than hirin' a chit of a girl that puts on as much style as a bank president." "Indeed it does," said Mrs. Gilley. "The Lord knows I ain't nothin' agin Addie Lee, an' I wish her well, but at tho same time I do think the school board might a hired a older person to teach. It seems like it spiles young women to give 'em sich positions, and righ t away they go to puttin' on over everybody. Addie is gettin' to be a rale fool for style." "That she is," agreed Mrs. Begley. "She has to be dressed up in a new print gown every day, with ribbons and laces and all sich foolishness, and if she ain't took down there's no knowing to what lengths she'll go before she's done. I reckon she must be .apin' after them Smith gals that visited from the city last fall, over to Squire Beeson's. I do hate to see gals git stuck up." "Why, Lindy," remarked Mr. Begley, who had come in a minute before, "I'm cei'tain Addie Leo ain't stuck up none. She dresses up sorter neat, an all that, but she's jest as sociable as kin be. I like 'er all the better for fixin up as she does." "Hiram Begley," said Lindy, "it's s heap you know 'bout sich things. You may like Addie all the better for flxin up, and puttin 1 on style over all the rest of us, but I kin tell yot I don't, an I reckon a good many others don't What do you reckon brother Mose wil think of her when he comes back an' finds out about how she is doin'?" "I .dunno, Lindy," replied Hiram, "an' it may be that it won't make much difference to her what he thinks." "Won't, eh? Reckon she wouldn't care if he was to refuse to marry her? 1 "Why, like enough she wouldn't, Lindy. I ain't heerd that she wuz sol on marryin' of him. Fact is, I dunno as she's ever showed any signs o' wantin 1 Mose at all." "Hiram." said Mrs. Begley with a look of withering scorn and pity, "you kin bo the most outdecious fool I ever see when you set your head to it. Don't you know that Addio Lee would be only too glad to jump at tho chance of git- tin' Mose?" "Why, I can't say that I do, Lindy,' Hiram answered, hesitatingly. "I ain't no means of knowin' the gal's heart." "Humph," sniffed Lindy. "I reckon you know Mese has got as good a farm an' as nice a house to take a wife to as there is on Possum Ridge. I reckon you know that, don't you?" "Yes, I know that, Lindy, but mebby that don't signify much with Addie. I kinder have a notion that when she marries she won't marry a farm, but '11 marry the man she loves." "Well," said Lindy, "You don't know ever'thing, Hiram. I km tell you that Addie Lee will be mighty glad to git Mose, but she won't git him if she goes to gittin' too high up in the world. Mose don't believe in no sioh foolishness," Hiram saw that it was useless to argue the question further, and accordingly arose and left the house. "Men are the weakest critters goin 1 , Mrs. Begley remarked to her friend when Hiram was out of hearing. "The ''But," continued Llady, "if ho will marry hor, why, then, of course I ought to feel an interest in her. It's naterftl and right that I should feel an interest' n one who is to be a sister to mo, an* I reckon it's r.iy duty to advisoherand lelp hor to liva such ft life n« Mosft. would want her to live." "Yes, it is your right an' duty*" saM Mrs. Gilley, "an' for your brother's sake you ort to do it." ; "I'll go this 1 very day an' have a talk with hor," continued Liudy, "an* I'll sell her what 1 know Moso would lave hot 1 do, I won't say nothin' agin lor tcachin' tho school, though I know .f Mosi? had been horo he would a opposed that, too, for he is ono o' thesa sort o' men who think a womans place is '.n the house nn' tho kitchen." Mrs. Gilley agreed to this idea and, Caving got her sugar, yeast and other things, departed for home. Lindy Begloy put the hous-B to rights, and, donning a big, black sunbonnet, set off for tho Widow Leo's house, which was a milo down tho ridge. Hiram, from his position in the barnyard, saw her going and, with a soft chuckle, muttered to himself: "You're goin'on a wild-goose chase this time, old 'oman, an' I'll bet yer come back lookin' nowerful sick." Arriving at Mrs. Loo's, Lindy soon camo around to business and opened the matter by saying: "Mrs. Lee, a duty is a duty, an' though it ain't always pleasant I never shirk it, as you know." "I'm sure of that," said Mrs. Leo. "Indeed you may be," replied Lindy. "I never shirk out o' nothin', an' that's why I'm here to-day. I camo to speak to you about the way Addie is carryin' on.'' "Carrying on?" repeated Mrs. Leo, inquiringly. "Yes, with all this fine dressin'an' ribbons an' sich. I conceive that it ain't no wise flttin' for a farmer's wife to git proud notions inter her head. It's expensive to dress so, and, besides, women who do it air apt to git above work," "I don't understand your language, Mrs. Bogley," said Mrs. Leo, perplexedly. "I did not know that my daughter wasputting on any great amount of style. It is true she dresses neatly, but only ' 'WEST ABB THE WE A KEST CJJITTEBS 0 OHT'»" idea of Addie not wantin' to marry Mose. Why, it's ridiculous. Anybody knows that she'd take him mighty quick." "Of course aha would," agreed Mrs. Gilley, who had a marriageable daughter at home. "Of course she'd be glad to git him, »n' I reckoa she kin, too, though It'e plain enough that he oould do a heap better if he wuz a-mind to. He can marry anybody In the ueigUborr nood." "Yes, there's many a one as wquld make a better wife thajn 4444* 'U ever aaake. Bufc as I "I POlf T UNDERSTAND YOUR LANGUAGE, MUS. BEGLEY." as one in her position should dress. Besides, she earns her own money, so I don't see that the neighbors have any right to object to her way of spending it. And last, Mrs. Bogley, Addio is not a farmer's wife, and perhaps never will be." "I know more about that, Mrs. Lee," replied Lindy, with a wise look, "than you do. I dunno as I ought to toll you, but Moso has set his heart on Addio, an' has made up his mind to marry her as soon as he gits back from the West." Mrs. Le.e looked nonplussed, and Addie, who at that moment entered on the arm of a young man from the city, also looked somewhat confused and amused. For a moment no one spoke, but at last Mrs. Leo said with a smile: "This is news to us, Mrs. Begley, as neither my daughter or myself have ever been consulted in the matter. We had no idea of your brother's intentions." "I knowed you didn't heve," said Lindy, "for Mose ain't no hand to tell people what his intentions air. But he's goin' to marry Addie, an' loin's we air to become so close kin 1 felt it ray duty to tell her 'what I know Mose would like for her to do. You know Mose has his own notions an' he's mighty partio'ler 'bout things." "I suppose so," replied Mrs. Lee, with a smile. "Yes, mighty pertio'lar," Lindy went on, "an 1 I know he won't like for Addie to be gittin' vain an' frivolous." "Mrs. Begley," said Addie, "I am ever so thankful for your interest anc kindness in this matter, but I think you may as well save yourself any furtbei trouble, since I ar$ not going to become your brother's wife. I believe I have right to a say in the affair, and I have decided to become Mr. Johnson's wife— this gentleman here—and if you come down to the church to-morrow you can see us wed." Mrs. Begley was dumfounded and came near fainting away. Was it possible that any woman would deliberately throw away the chance of becoming her brother's wife? It seemed too prepos terous to be so. After remaining two or three minutes in a dazed, uncertain state, Mrs, Begley sprang up and rushed from the house, never stopping until she got home. "Whar yer been, I4ndy?" Hiram asked when she came in. "It's none o' yoor business, Hiram Be(fley," she replied, with a snap. "Air you goiu' to church to-morrow?" Hiram continued, with provoking calo> ness. "No, I ain't," snapped Lindy, "an' if you've got any better business than askin' fool questions, you'd better gi along about it." Hiram moved off about bis work, muttering: "Don't pay to go to meddlin' top along o other folks' business, iter when ^ feller pokes hia uose in somebody else a door he's likely to git it pinched. Beckon Wudy'a discovered that Addie L«e ain't piuin' after old MOJW nooe to of, au' J'lJ b#t will t%k<| Jp$ .ykofffm &» ki» git, W4 o- PITH AND POINT* ( —It Is said that the female locust h«« io voice and makes ttd noise, but she loes all tho rest of the Mischief -Rum'a lorn. —Is marriage a failure? No; ydu.oan put poporty in your wifo's namo in imes of financial depression.—Van Dam's Magazine. —Friend—"Why did yohr hand trem» )le so when you wore signing the circu- "atlon affidavit?"—Circulation Editor.— 'I was tolling the truth."—Yankee Blade. —It Is claimed that tho sponge has a nervous system. It is gratifying to learn .hat a sponge has something; that would seem to havo been honestly acquired.— Ram's Horn. —Dignified Stranger (at news-stand)— 'Which of those papers is the most highly respectable?" Newsman— This one, I guess. Nobody buys it' —N. Y. Woebly. —Tho Emporia Republican saya: 'Lot's be honost." Well, that is right; it wo wouldn't have known you wore, dishonest if you hadn't acknowledged '.t.—Leaven worth Times. —"There is one thing I like about tho Vulture," said Cynicus to a physician who had overcharged him. "And that?" ''Ho doesn't present his bill until the patient is dead."—Harper's Bazaar. —Mrs. Soeall—"I wonder what's come over that young Swift. He used to bo euch a nice boy; now ho drinks, plays :ards and stays out all night." Mr. Seeall—"Hp's been away to college."— Toledo Blade. —Careful Housekeeper—"Where is that sheet of sticky fly-paper I loft on this table?" Small Boy—"I put it on th' arm-chair in th' parlor. You'll find half of it on sister an* th' other half on Mr. Hughard."—Good News. •Mr. Isaacs—"I sells you dot coat at a great sacrifice." Customer— "Butyou say that of all your goods. How do you make a living?" Mr. Isaacs—"Mein frient, I makes a schmall profit on de paper and string."—N. Y. Weekly. —Miss Boston (on Western ranch) — 'Dear mel I don't see now each man can pick out his own cattle among these thousands!" Lariat Luke—"H'ml The real trouble, Madam, comes when a fel- ler picks out cattle that ain't his."— Puck. —"I guess that Charley Flippins wants to marry Gertrude," remarked one young woman to another. "Why, hs pays a groat deal,of attention to Hattie Smith." "I know it, but he pays a good deal more to Gertrude's mother." — Washington Post. —Merchant—"I wish to insert an advertisement in the Morning Bugle." Clerk—"Yes, sir." "Commence it in this way: Pay Cash, and put those words in large letters." "Yes, sir." "And I wish you'd trust me to the WAR REMINISCENCES. amount Blade. for a month or so."—Yankee —"I can't say tho idea of taking that young man Hankinson into my family strikes me altogether favorably, Mable," tho father said. "What do you see in him to admire ? Is ho good for any thing ? What can he do ?" "What can ho do!" exclaimed the indignant girl, proudly. "He can beat any one eoming to our house playing lawn tennis!"—Chicago Tribune ELECTRIC ENDOSMOSJS. An Important Hloilloia Discovery JMade by Wizard Edison. Edison has come out in a new character. The process of accelerating the passa'ge of drugs through the skin by electrical endosmoais has for some time been regularly practiced under medical sanction. Edison had noticed that gouty concretions are often treated with the aid of lithium salts, taken internally, to facilitate tho formation,dissolution and excretion from the body of urate lithium. The difficulty in this treatment has always been tho uncertainty of the absorption of the salts int» the system, and it o«purrod to Edisop that more rapid success might be obtained by external application and the employment of electrical endosmose to carry the lithium into the tissues. For the purpose of testing this application he carried out a series of experiments last year, the result of' which wore placed before tho International Medical Congress, recently held at Berlin. The subject experimented upon was seventy-three years of age, and had lived an active and healthy life until ton years previously, when he contracted the tendency to gouty concretions through sleeping in damp sheets. All the joints except the knees were very much enlarged and the joints of the little finger were almost obliterated by opera* tion. The patient experienced freedom from pain, which had up to that time been intense, after the first day's treatment, and in fourteen days a reduction of nearly au inch and a quarter was effected in the circumference of one of the fingers, whose form was favorable to accurate measurement. The general condition of the patient was temporarily ameliorated, and the results of the experiment were in every way enoou « —"NT, Y. Sun. in Swltzurland. The average proportion of deaths from pulmonary phthisis in Switzerland is 3.81 per 1,000 of population. Of 1,000 deaths from all causes, 105 ara due to consumption, The greatest; mortality from phthisis is in the cantons of Ap- ponzell, Basel and Geneva; the least in those of Uri, the Upper Unterwald and Schaifhausen. In relation to altitude, the following are the statistics; From 200 to 400 meters, in every 1,000 deaths ther« are 118 from phthises; from 400 v p 700, 1Q6; 700 to 900, 100; from 900 to 1.800, 93; above l.SOO, 71. Phthisis i» endemic through Switzerland; there is no op^stapjb relation between the prev« aleuce of phthisis and altitude, but the disease increases in direct ratio to the increase ID the industrial population. At equal altitudes industrial districts feir higher death rate fwia $»*n agricultural diswiqts. 49 populations #f equal, site thp a little lower in tuoss at CAVALRY RIDE. IJIrtlutiy Kominisroiioo of a Con. tetlttrate- Trooper, It was Miv C. A. Dunnington who spoke. "Twonty-'six years ago on tho 28d of July," ho said, "the command to which I belonged-- tho Fourth Virginian of Go j oral .1. E. TJ. Stuart's old brigade— *' resting 1 after the affair at Roam's f!ii.a.on. in the county of Dinwiddlo, and of all tho miserable camping grounds of the war that hot, dry, dusty camp was tho worst I over saw. For weeks we had had no rain and tho pi no loaves of tho forest in which our blarilcots were spread— for tents wo had none— were curled into spirals and tho finer pieces were resolving into duat. Food was scarce, more so than usual, corn meal being tho staple, and it was musty at that. So when on the evening of July 23 Sergeant Ktringfellow, a noted scout, came into camp for volunteers to tnko a "little ride," as ho called it, into tho enemy's lines, I was only too glad to fly the evils that were to dangers wo know not of. The then Sergeant Strbigfollow was regarded as one of tho most daring and reliable scouts of General Lee's army — ho is now and eminent divine of the Protestant Episcopal ^Church. "When the moon was just sinking bo- hind tl'.a western horizon and its lingering beams wero disappearing for tho night from among the silent and scraggy pines, about one o'clock a party of twelve ragged cavalrymen armed only with pistols nnd sabers quietly departed from tho camp, following in single file the lead of the sergeant, 'who ignored all questions as to the route and purpose of tho expedition until tho journey's end should have been reached. It was dark a..id hot, as we silently traveled over smooth fields and through long stretches of pine woods, stopping only now and then to listen to tho calls of the owls, which several times startled the whole party by their nearness. It was not until daybreak, and after many miles had been placed between ourselves and our sleeping comrades, that we drew rein, and in obedience to a low-spoken command from the sergeant, we dismounted from our weary — and previously fagged ou* — steeds and drew around in a circle to hear hi« ^plans. The place where he had halted was beside a sandy road, bordered by thick pine forests, and for a mile or more in either direction there was an unobstructed view — a long, narrow lane nearly as level as a floor. Having divided the squad into two parts, Sergeant Stringfollow at last relieved our increasing curiosity as to his intentions. "Some days ago while scouting in that neighborhood he had noticed that every morning about sunrise a squadron of colored cavalry passed from its camp to that of another command some five miles away — for drilling purposes, perhaps — and it occurred to him that here was a fine opportunity to pay otf an old score or two with a quid pro quo. as well as to exchange some very indifferent horse-flesh for first-class goods and to give the sable troopers an object lesson in the mysteries of war. "Five of us were posted up tho road a distance and the other seven were stationed in the woods about where tho consultation was held and tho plan of procedure was for the seven to remain quiet until tho head of the expected column reached tho farther squad, when simultaneously both parties were to break into the road and fire and yell for all they were worth. Some fifteen or twenty minutes of anxious expectancy elapsed, when from. . between tho trees we could see the enemy coming along in a dog trot, some sitting sideways in their saddles; others with tho bridle reins loose upon their horses' nocks and their hands and arms giving expression to a camp-meeting song they wore singing, which filled tho air with .the true and charming negro melody. "At length the front reached the smaller squad, when the sorgeant cried: 'Charge boys, charge!" and in an instant wo dashed into their midst, firing our pistols and yelling like demons. Astounded and confused those who did n'ot tumble off in trying to right thorn solves, turned, only to be confronted with their rear guard rushing up, with our follows in their midst, whooping and shooting night and left, and then followed a scene that beggars description in any language. Some of the troopers fell flat on tho roadside and lay there until they 'could recover their surprise and flee for their life. Others dashed their horses into the woods, got stuck, dismounted and fled in dismay — canteens, caps and other accoutrements were scattered in every direction. The majority, however, cut out down the roads, sending the sand up in clouds behind their horse's tails. For five miles along that narrow, sandy lane we wont together.helter-skeltor, pistols cracking, horses falling ana our men yelling like madmen. The woods on either side of the road were fast filling with the terrified, fleeing troopers. "The race was brought to a close, by our discovering upon a turn in tho road of an abatis, through which tho foremost pitched he.adlong, whereupon -vo turned back and gathered up the trophies. Wo reached camp late in the afternoon without tho loss of a man, and richer by some eighteen or twenty horses wpre than we wanted for our own use and a white sergeant we picked up for good luck. Five days later the surplus captured steed* were put up at auction anct brought from $2,900 to $3,000 apiece in our money. "These little episodes would happen and were the life of tho camps on both sides. Twenty-six years have passed since .that bright summer morning, but the events of that wild rido on my twenty-first birthday are as well in mind as though they happened a week ago." — Washington Star. blSASitROUS A ContertorateUha Complexly ftfottt&n* n Single Shot. Among the many good shots wade bf the artillery on both sides, 1 think on« made by tho Tenth Indiana battery will rank away along up among tho bgst, The Tenth battery, then under com* mand of Captain Cox, was attached to Wagner's Brigade of General' Woods* Sixth division. At tho battle of Stone River. December 3, 1802, it was posted on tho left of the railroad in tlio field just soutli of the round forest and from fifty to one hundred foot from where now stands tho Hazon monument. After doing splendid work through tho heafc of the battle it was reserved for thoni to crown their day's work with tho most splendid shot over soon. Every thing on tho right of tlio railroad being defeated and driven back, a new lino was formed along tho track of tho railroad from Wagner's Brigade to the rear, thus leaving tho Tenth Indiana battery and its infantry support at the point of tho angle made by this now formation. After thenow formation the field from tho railroad west, across tho Nashville pike to the cedar forest that had been fought over so fiercely that morninjr.be- camo tho neutral ground on which either army must fight to pass. The last attempt the Confederates made on the front gave Captain Cox an opportunity to put in aflank shotin full battery on a line of infantry not fifty yards away that he took advantage of and executed with a result most horrible to witness. A charging column was fortnedby the Confederates on tho high ground to the southwest of tho burned Craven house, and in splendid order came across that field until their right flank was opposite and somo fifty yards from the battery, Cox in the meantime, saw the direction,< they wero taking and thinking they might off or their flank to him, wheeled his six guns to the right, placing them to bear on a given point, then awaited the moment to fire. Every hatteryman was at his post Six lanyards were held by six powder- besmeared men who knew that but a moment more they would send a bolt of death and destruction into tho ranks of a bravo, but unsuspecting foe. "Steady, men; hold, for tho word." said Cox, as ho sat in his saddle watching for the supreme moment. On thby came! What a splendid line! Their guns glittered in the descending western sun. Oh, how beautiful the sight this moment, and oh, how horrible the next! "Ready, fire," rang out clear and distinct above the din of battle to the right of us. Tho smoke rose, and there, in one long winrow of death lay half of that splendid line, while'the others were seeking safety in flight. "We knocked the bull's eye," said Cox. "A cheer and a tiger," said bis infantry support, and then rang out a prolonged hurrah for the Tenth Indiana Volunteer battery.—American Tribune. Not a Running Vine. For long-distance running from a bat- tle-fiold Rosser's famous cavalry -charge away from tho battle of Cedar Creek is without a parallel in history. Rosser had organized his brigade and called it tho "Laurel Brigade." Each man went into tho battle with a sprig of laurel in his hat. "When they came out they didn'tcare whether they over saw another piece of laurel again. All they wanted was to prot as far away from that field as possible, and most of thorn did. Some of thorn ran for three days, and it took RosHer two weeks to collect his brigade. When he reported to General Early for orders, old Jubal looked at him a minute and then said: "Rosser, you ought to change the name of your brigade. Tho la\irol is not a running vine."—Chicago Herald: THE VETERAN'S CORNER. Si JOHNSON, a negro, who died lately in Albany, Ga.. went through tb,re.e wars—that o£ 1611 as«tbe body servant of Colonel Johu Gilmore, aud through^ tfta Mexican war he was in t&o same capacity with Colonel Job^ Gilwoxe, jr., tbe v civ5l Miar-i^e belo»f<4t^^ JAMES MOSSKY, a veteran of the war, died a few days ago at Nebraska City. A few years ago he applied for a pension on account of a wound he received at Fort Donelson. His application was rejected, as no mark or wound could be found on his head, where ho claimed to have been shot. After his death a post mortem was hold and a large buckshot was found imbedded in his brain. A SON of a veteran applied for a position to the head of one of the Government offices in this city, and when told the place would probably be given to a soldier, promptly replied: "That's all right, I was in arms the same time my father was." Tho official commended the young fellow for his wit, but he hasn't yet given him the coveted tion,—Columbus (O.) State •Journal. GENEHAJ, NOTES, of Ohio, who dropped dead in Cincinnati the otfeer day, lost his leg while leading a brilliant and successful charge during the late war. On his way to tho hospital in aia ambu" lance ho met General McPherson, hia commander, and said to him: ''General, I got their works, and (pointing to bis shattered leg) they got part of mine, but it's Fourth of July, and I don't carfr a continental." S. S. CAIUI, of Almond, N. Y,, claims to have been the last Union prisoner to leave the Andersonville pen, lie secured the rebel flag which bad floated so long over that prison and the wretch" edness and misery its walls, inclosed, and he still has it in his possession, li is probably ono of the most; interesting relics of the civil war, and should have a place in some National collection, a» it is rarely ever seen in the little village of Almond. SCJUIPK TYJJWELL, of Cincinnati, coqtejt to the front at this late day t|>, doclar$ that all history is false concerning tb.0 great nayal battle in Mobile in ISO*. #&• says: ''It is said that Fa.ri' the mast and lashed himself (t&sfe. did nothing of the kind, t was twenty foot of him as we sutured, tbjj. channel. I stood on the spar4ack ships on the Metacomet aa$ h$ mounted upon the, cross of the the gartforcl There was this

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