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Algona, Iowa
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WAR REMINISCENCES. MARTHY VIRGINIA'S HAND. "Theto, on (ho loft!" said the Colonel: tho battle had shmUlercd and faded away, Wraith of a fiery enchantment that left only ashes and bloocl-sprlnltled clay— '•Ride to the left and examine that vldRO.tvhere the enemy's shnrp-sliooter's stood. Lord, how they picked off our men, from the treacherous vantage-ground of the wood! But for their bullets, I'll bet, my batteries sent them something :is good. Go and explore, and report to mo then, and tell mo how mnny we killed. Never a, winlc shall I sleep till I know ourven- geanco was duly fulfilled." Fiercely the orderly rode down the slope of the corn-flold—scarred and forlorn, Rutted by violent wheels, and scathed by tho shot that bud plowed it in scorn; Fiercely, and burning with wrath for the sight oE his comrades crushed at a blow, Flung in broken shapes on tho ground like ruined memorials of woo: These were tho men whom at daybreak he know, but, never again could know. Thenco to the ridge, whore roots outthrust, and twistnd branches of trees C.'utchod the hill like clawing lions, firm tholr prey to seize. "What's your report? 1 '—and tho gr'm Colonel smiled when tho orderly came back at last. Strangoly the soldier paused: "Well, they were punished." And strangely his face looked, whilst. "Yes, our fire told on them: knocked over fifty —laid out in lino of parade. Brave follows, Colonel, to stay as they did! But one I 'most wish had n't staid. Slortolly wounded, ho'd torn off his knapsack; and then, at the end, ho prayed— Easy to see, by his hands that wore clasped; and tho dull, dead lingers yet held This Hitlo letter—hts wife's—from the knnp- sack. A pity those woods were snelledl" Silent tho orderly, watching with tears in h'B eyes as Ills officer scanned Four short p;\pes of writing. "What's this about 'Mnrtliy Virginia's hand'S" Swift from his honeymoon he, the dead soldier, Hnd gone from his bride to the strife; Never they met again, but she had written him, telling of that new life, Born in the dnughlcr, that hound her still closer and closer to him as his wife. Laying her baby's hand clown on tho letter, around it she traced a rude line: "If you would kiss the baby," she wrote, "you must kiss this outline of mine." There was the shape of the hand on the pagn, with the small, chubby fingers outspread. "Marthy Virginia's hand, for her pa,"—so tbe words on the little palm said. , Never a wink slept the Colonel that night, for the vengeance so blindly fullliled, Never aprain woke the old battle-glow when tho bullets their death-note shrilled. Long ago ended the struggle, in union of brotherhood happily stilled; Yet from that field of Antlotam, in warning and token of love's command, See! there Is lifted the hand of a baby—Marthy Virginia's hind.' —George Parsons Lalhrop, in Century Magazine. HE STARTED THE WAR. fts it was set on fire by hot shot thfown by Ripley at Port Moultrie, and as the powder magazine was in great dangf*, Anderson was obliged to surrender on April 13. Tho fall of Sumtor united th« North, caused Lincoln's call for troop?, and tho war began in earnest. Had It not boon for Handsome Charley, General Anderson might have remained in Fort Moultrie, and war might have boon averted.—N. Y. Sun. A FAMOUS GUERILLA. The Reported Death of tho Noted Outlaw Cnntriidlcteri by One Who Knew Him—An Incident-, of ITU WU«l Career. It was recently reported that the famous guerilla Quantroll had died in Birmingham, Ala., under an assumed the Ghrlttmni Wide Awake. A high order of stories, poem?, articles and pictures fill the Christmas WIDE A-WAKB from cover to cover, while brilliant new type and the discardment of columns (five the pages a very fresh and attractive Took, ana wo learn that the magazine is permanently enlarged to one hundred pages. Leading attractions include a new Peppers aerial by Margaret Sidney, the E romised railroad serial, "Cab and Ca- oose," by Kirk Munroe, "Drawing the Child-Figure," the first of twelve pictorial drawing-lesson papers (with monthly prizes) by Miss Caroline Rimmer, daughter of Dr. Rimmer, tho art-anatomist and sculptor, and "Marietta's Good Times," nn Italian serial by a well-known Italian woman in Boston. The short stories, papers and poems (and there is a full treasury of them, making a Christmas-stocking book in i'act( are by Sallie Pratt McLean Greene, Emma Sherwood Chester, Graham R. Tomson, Ethohvyn Wetherald, Charlotte M. «'I WOULD give any thing if 1 but had a musical ear." "Why don't you take quinine?" "Quinine?" "Certainly, that will make your cars sing."—Indianapolis Journal. Cotrons AND Cou>s. Those who are suffering from Coughs, Colds, Sore Throat, etc., should try BHOWK'S BRONCHIAL TMOCBEB. Sold only in boxes. SONG of the man who never should have got married: "I would that my lovo would silent be."—Boston Herald. A Bold Irishman Who Precipitated Matters at Fort Sumtcr. If it had not been for Handsome Charley there might not have been any war between the North and the South. How so? A many and many a year ago in a city by tho sea Handsome Charley went to what Hamlet called that undiscovered country from whoso bourne no traveler returns, although a traveler had returned and talked to Hamlet in very excellent blank vovse only a few nights before. Who, then, was Handsome Charley? He was for a great many years, in the good old times, and in some respects perhaps the bad old times, generally spoken of as "befo 1 tho wan," a resident of Charleston, S. C. Charley used to say to himself: "I am an Irishman by birth, an American by adoption, talented by chance and no coward." So far from being a coward Charley was as brave as a bulldog, and was a very great fighter when it was his cue to fight; but ho always helped the weaker party, and in Charleston, where tho people are noted for warmheartedness, there was not a warmer hearted nor a more charitable man than Handsome Charley. But why was ho called handsome? Was he really a handsome man? Oh, no; not at all. Not by no moans, as the Artful Dodger would have remarked. In a trial for murder in Charleston, about forty years ago, Isaac B. Hayno Avas Attorney-General, and Richard Yeadon, a lawyer of high standing and also editor of the Charleston Courier, represented the prisoner. Colonel Haynes, besides being a. great lawyer and a brave man, was remarkably handsome, while Yeadon was not gifted in form or feature. Charley was a witness, and Yeadon examined him thus: Yoadon—What is your namo? Charley—Charles Farley, better known as Handsome Charley. Yeadon—AVhy are you called Handsome Charley? Charley—I'll answer that if you will tell me why you are called Limping Dick. Yeadon—Certainly. My name is Richard and they call me Dick, and as I am a little lame they call me Limping Dick. Charley—That's fai» and square. Now tho rayson I'm called Handsome Charley is this: If any man was to ask me who 1 think is tho handsomest, Dick Yeadon or meself, my answer would be that Mr. Haynes is the handsomest. South Carolina passed the ordinance of secession on December 20, 1800. A this time there was no garrison in For Sumter, which stands in the harbo between Sullivan Island and Morris Island, and is surrounded by water; bu Anderson and his command were in For Moultrie, on Sullivan Island. It wai customary in those days to allow vis jtors to enter and inspect Fort Moultrie and as war bad not been declared, a] though South Carolina bad seceded. An derson was placed in an awkward posi tion, as there was always danger tba the fort would bo taken by surprise Handsome Cbarbay made an offer to the mayor of Charleston (Macbeth, I think), and also, if I remember aright, to Governor Pickens, to attempt its capture; but, of course, the offer was refused, as there was strong hope that, principally through tlie influence of Now York City, Congress would allow peaceable secession. Anderson, however, had, BO doubt heard of Charley's offer, a«4, Sbsrefore, on Christmas night he mov$4 bis garrison over to S«mter. This ajoyej^ent was regarded »s a axenace, &ad name. This caused a great deal of talk about tho man whoso name twenty-five years ago was as often in people's mouths as that of Lee or Lincoln, at tho mention of whose namo every householder north of Mason and Dixon's line trembled, anc ] W hosc daring raids made the plan of plundering, burning Washington, Now York, Philadelphia and Boston by a suddon inroad seem practicable and possible. Tho papers of late have been full of anecdotes of Quantroll stories of his lifo and incidents of bis desperately romantic career. The story of bis death in Birmingham was received with a great deal of incredulity. A great many refuse to believe that tho man who died in Birmingham of overindulgence in liquor was Quantrell at all. Tho old story of his being shot in the back while making his last raid in Kentucky when bis band was finally broken up and wiped out, was revived. It was published in the Iowa Stato Register. That Captain T. J. Kennedy, of DCS Moinos, was acquainted with Quantrell before tbo war was told tbe Register reporter and he went to see tho Captain. "Yes, I knew Quantrell, tho guerilla, in Ossawattomie, Kan., before the war. He was teaching school there and be boarded at my uncle's bouse. My uncle's name was Daniel Goodrich. He moved to Kansas in 1853 and ho was a strong Republican and a Union man. Ho bad been driven out of that country three or four times in the fusses between the bushwhackers and jaybawkers. '•Well, be bad corno back every time and in 1859, I think ib was, Quantrell was teaching school there and ho boarded at my uncle's house and my cousins went to school to him. I went down there to make my uncle's family a visit and that way I got acquainted with Quantrell. "He had already been in some fusses with tho jayhawkers and hated them like poison. I don't exactly remember the start of the trouble. It seems to me that they had killed a horso or whipped him or something like that. But he wasn't known yet as a leading bushwhacker, and if ho had been in any raids the people round there didn't know about it. "He thought lots of my uncle and my cousins and they thought lots of him that fall. I think it was after I had left there was talk about more trouble on the Kansas border. My unclo was talking to Quantrell about it and he told him that he was tired of fighting and killing and having his barns burned and his stock run off and that ho had made up his mind to go back to Indiana. Quantrell told him that he needn't do that He says: 'You and your boys have treated mo right and I feel kind towards you, and if you stay hero I'll guarantee that there won't bo a rail of your fencoa touched, no matter what happens.' Not very long after Quantrell got together his band and made tho famous raid on Lawrence, where ho came very near get- ing Jim Lane, tbe man he wanted to till worse than any body. Well, when e returned ho came right in back of my ncle's farm and made a stand there, ind sure enough, although tho whole and of cut-throats staid there all light and camped, they didn't touch a hing on my uncle's place. They wore o hard pressed that they dropped $300 or $400 worth of stuff thoy had carried off from Lawrence right here. Yes, I saw tho article about Quantrell's boing killed in Kentucky when lis band was cut up finally. That isn't so. Quantrell got out of that scrapo as 10 did out of every other and got away it the close of tho war to Cuba. Ho taid at Havana, and ho got together a jivnd to capture a treasure ship'that was expected there. His plan was to enlist with bis men on a schooner, to mutiny, and with tbe schooner to capture the vessel. But some body gave the scheme away and tho Cuban authorities got after Quantrell. Ho escaped, and that is tho lust that has boon heard of him." CVMI. jiiuuuiw.yii vv ubiiuriiiu, oiicinoiiLO ivi. Vail, Elizabeth Robins Pcnnell. Rev. 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