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A.ll Cutmnnnlefttlons for this parrr should be sccom (MinUM by ibonnim! of the nttflim>; not neccsstirily tut publication, but its nn orhlcnuo of good fntth oiv the part of tliu wrllrr. Wrlti: only on oni; Bide of llio pn- por. Bo pArtlr.ularly cnivfii! In giving names nni> -Jaton to have the Icttorsnnd llpurcs plnln nr.d distinct. Prop ernnincRftroorton tllfltc.iiltto decipher, b«<:nuse of tn« taruUwa manner in wlucti they ni o written. SENATOR JOSEPH M. CAIIKY, oi the new State of Wyoming, who has just talccn his seat in the Upper Iloxise, is physically the largest man in the Sen? ate. THE twenty years' banishment pronounced against O'Donovan Ilossa by the English Government having 1 expired, he talks of returning to Ireland. AN influential Berlin paper declares that the feeling- between Bismarck and the Kaiser has become so eool that there is no hope of reconciliation between, them. Kixo OKOUGK. of Greece, is one of the most democratic of rulers. lie has a thin and rather elegant figure, a fresh complexion and is bald. He is a fine horseman, but prefers walking to ricl- OBSERVATIONS show a decrease in the earth's latitude, and a corresponding al« teration on the line of the axis, due, ib is believed to a rearrangement of the particles caused by internal action, chemical or other. SOME figures on the prevalence of tuberculous diseases in New York State show it to be a line field for lymph to operate, in. In 1880, out of a little more than 100.000 deaths, more than 13,000 were due to consumption, and this proportion has been maintained for the past several years. YE CIIA Yux. the Korean charge d'affairs at Washington, is believed never to have seen his little son, who died a few days ago, as the Korean custom prevents a father from seeing a child until three mouths after its birth, and the little one was only two months old when it died. DR. FEITIIIOF XAXSEN, the Norwegian explorer, whose achievement in crossing Greenland from the eastern to the western shore resulted in considerable additions to knowledge, is preparing to start in the spring of 1893 on an expedition, the main object of which will bo to reach the Xorth pole. THE wife of Seiior Mendonca, the new Brazilian Envoy to this country, is an American. IIer father, a Maine sea captain, took her on his vessel, twenty- five years ago, fo fiio Janeiro, wltcre she met, by chance, a young editor, whom she afterward married. The editor was Senor Mendonca. THE company for cutting the Perekop Canal has now been constituted in Russia, and the work of joining the Azof! and Black seas between the Crimea and the mainland will be commenced shortly. The channel will be 70 feet wide and 13 feet deep. Ports will be made at each end. The work has to be finished in six rears. THE Maharajah of Baroda owns a carpet abo\it ten feet by six made entirely of string;; of pearls, with center and corner pieces of diamonds. This carpet took three years to weave and cost £200,000. It was made by the pr• der of Khande Rao, who designed it to '-be a present for a Mohammedan lady who had fascinated him. i ONE go.ts some idea of the extent of the commerce of the lakes from the fact that if all the grain and flour shipped over them were loaded into cars six hundred bushel to a car, there wuxild r be an unbroken string of cars from New York city to a point five hundred miles •west of Chicago. Such is the computation of the Buffalo Express. PORTUGAL seems to be getting in a very bad way financially. The national debt has increased several hundred per cent, during 1 the last forty years, and the annual deficit is fourteen times greater than it was a half century ago. If that gait is kept up much longer Portugal may be compelled to sell out in order to pay its debts. ACCORDING to the last census of Japan, up to December 81,1889, out of a total population of 40,703,020, there are sixty-five persons who have attained their hundredth year. Forty-five their 101st year, thirteen their 103d year, eleven their 103d year, one his 104th year, nine their 105th year, three their 10(5th year, one his 107th year, and one his 10'Jth year. ONE of the requisites for eligibility to the Governorship of Massachusetts is the possession of real estate to the value of £1.000. It has been discovered that until October William E. Russell •was not possessed of so much land as the constitution requires, but by deeds recorded this month Mrs. Kussell has transferred to the Governor-elect the laud on whK-h their Cambridge house is built, valued at .«0,000. THE village of Little City, in the township of IJaddam, Conn., has a fine school house which has been without a pupil for two years. Time was when Little City had a prosperous school with thirty children, but now there is not a child in the small hamlet to educate. The cause is a general abandonment of the town by all the young men, who seek a better chance in the .-arger towns, while the women remain unmarried. WHAT is believed to be the figures of the first census of the United States have been unearthed in Philadelphia. The paper on which they are printed tears, in the handwriting of Elias Boudinot, President of Congress, dated October 34, 1781. The totals for the pop- illation are: Vermont, 85,539; New Hump 6b.ire, 141,885; Maine, 9ii,540-, Massachusetts, 378,787; Hhode Island, 08,835; Connecticut, 337,U46; New York, 340,130 New Jersey, 184,139; Pennsylvania, 484,873; Delaware, 59,034; Maryland, 819,728; Virginia 747,610; Kentucky, 73,677; North Carolina. 39«,75X: Georgia, £2,548 IOWA STATE NEWS. NO MORE RAIN. Che Dry l»ropheey AIiulo by Mr. Trvln, of Kirkvtlle. The Irvins, of Kirkville, have agreed 10 disagree, and the property has been livided. Mrs. Irvin gets §805 in cash and the real estate, and Irvin takes §005 n money. Mrs. Irviri's disappearance some time ago led to the arrest of her insband on suspicion of murdering her. le appears to be mentally unsound, le said to a Kirkville man: "The people will see the time when they will regret having driven me away, for I .shall et no more rain fall tb moisten the Try earth. Tims, and again when we lave had a severe drought I have gone >ut and prayed for rain and it has come it once. I shall do so no more, and his country will suffer the Worst [rought it has ever known.'' A Valuable Coin. R. J. Chase has a pocket-piece which he would not part for a Sioux City orner lot. 11 is a half-cent coin of the Jnited States, of the date of 180-1. When Mr. Chase's father was a soldier n the war of 1.812 he received the hvJf- jcnny from a woman of whom he jought a lunch while on a inarch one lay. lie gave it to Mr. Chase in 1837, iskiug the boy if he thought he could cecp it. Mr. Chase has carried it ever since, including a term of two years in .he civil war. It has been a lucky piece, ind for this and its tradition he prizes t highly. lie will pass it down along he family line to his son. A Curiosity. William Smith, a hale old Scotchman of 4!!J years who resides in Marshall County, has a curiosity—a vial of wheat over 1,700 years old. The grain was recently taken from a stone wall built by omans nearly 3,000 years ago in Scot- and—the wall of Antonius, erected by he Romans to connect a chain of forts jctwecn the firths of Forth and Clyde, to protect their conquests from he invasions of the Caledonians and ithers in the north. The wheat is well preserved in form, but is black with ige. It is in a scaled vial, and if exposed to the air would at once crumble o dust. In I-.oo.guo to Defraud. It is said that it has developed in the )es Moincs search eases that justice, onstablc and saloon-keeper were in eague to defraud the people. The aloou-keepers knew when the officers vere to search their places and would put a small quantity of liquor where it vas easily found. So the business of ecuring fees in a multitude of cases vas expedited. Justices Johnson and allender, and Constable Cleggett have >een indicted for conspiracy, in addi- ion to the indictments hitherto men- :ionecl. A Missing AVife. John Sturdivan, of Laurens, went to >ed the other night leaving his wife writing a letter. He awoke about midnight and found her gone. She left a note to her husband saying: "Good-bye. I am going away. God knows where— —anywhere to get away from this accursed life. May the all-wise Father leal with you as you deal with my shildren." Search had failed to find icr. She left four children, the eldest aged 14 years. County Histories. There are fifty-seven county histories n the State library. Those of the fol- owing counties are missing: Buchanan, Buena Vista, Culhoun, Carroll, ass, Chickasaw, Crawford, Clay, Des Moines, Jickinson, Dubuquo, Emmet, Green, Grtmdy, Hancock. Harrison, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, rasper, Kossuth, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Marshall, Mills, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Vluscatinc, O'Brien, Osccola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontss. Sac, Scott, Sioux. Union, Woodbury. Impure Water. Analyses of twenty-four samples ol .vatcr taken from as many wells in Des Moines, the analyses being made by Prof. Davis, chemist of the State Board of Health, showed that 10% per cent, ivere good, 35 per cent, suspicious, 41^a per cent, bad and l(>% per cent, very dangerous—or that 58 per cent, should 36 condemned, and 25 per cent, boiled before using. State 1'oultry Association. At the session of the State Poultry Association the election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows; Joseph Bancroft, President; C. M. Soper, Secretary; J. T. Perkins, Treasurer; J. M. Gilchrist, A. A. Anderson and T. J. Kegley, Executive Committee. The next meeting will be held in Ames in January, 18'J:'. N'CU'H Ml I!rl«f. Nels Mattson and Nels Eckenbay were killed by the cars at Missouri Valley. Frank Delaware, a laboring man, was instantly killed by a cave-in while working at the sand pit at Leeds. Abram K. Secor, a resident of Cedar Falls for the past twenty-four years, died from the effects of a bee sting. Bartholomew Welch, a farmer, committed suicide at Fort Dodge by cutting his throat. Tom Hopkinson, aged 10 years, fcl down an elevator shaft in Knapp & Spalding's hardware store at Sioux City and was instantly killed. W. S. liruiii, a merchant of Oakland failed with liabilities of $14,134; assets $10,085. Barlow & Lawrence, of Thornton have purchased of Rosenbaum Bros., o: Chicago, all the elevators along tin Mason City & Fort Dodge railway. According to reports received by Stati Superintendent Sabin there are 060,49; persons of school age in Iowa, an ill erease over 1889 of 10,889. The refusal of Rev. F. Benuger, pas tor of the Lutheran church in Gran township, to officiate at the funeral o a parishioner who in life tippled threatened to cause a division of th church. The Buchanan County Poultry Association held its fifth annual exhibition at Independence. There were 1,000 exhibits. J udge Felch pronounced < ivo Langsham pullets, scoring 1 ninety-ibc points, to be the second and third best in the United States. WITHIN THE LINES. lostllcs Pitch Tholr Tepeea at Pine Agency—Hostilities Apparently at nn End, but tho Savages' tVIll Hear \Vntch- Ing. PINE RTDOE AOENCY, S. D., Jan. !«.— Phe hostiles all broke camp at an early lour and came into the agency and ,ook the positions designated by General Miles for them. There was nodemon- itration. Every thing went along unootli. They are all peaceful, but iiingry. This will end the trouble. Frank Grourard, the scout, estimates the number of lodges at 743, though ho can not estimate the number of Indians. The latter can not, however, be less ;han :>,r>00. The Indian camp two miles from the agency has been broken up. The advance guard of the hostiles had scarcely reached the agency when Big load sent word that he had collected ,he arms of his followers and wanted ,o surrender them to the. agency. When ;he weapons came in they were found ;o consist of simply two short runs, a heavy rille and a btoken car- .)ine, two Sharp riiles and one Winchester—nine guns in all. This surrender s an evidence that the Indians do not propose to give up all their guns, and that they have hidden their icst weapons on the hills. On this basis, the entire hostile band woxild be expected to give up in the neighborhood of 100 guns, when it is .mown that every buck is the owner of weapon. American Horse, Standing Hear, White Bird and Spotted Horse, Tiendly chiefs, arc now asking protection from the hostiles who have camped among them. It is not likely that General Miles will be satisfied with the disarming of the Indians on the basis of Big Roads' surrender. If he should not be, some people here consider that the'difficulty .s far from being settled. In the afternoon the Brnles aban- lonod their proposed camp naar Red Cloud's house and pitched their tepees with the Ogallalas, forming a camp learly a mile and a half in .ength, connecting with the friend- ies south of the agency. The main rt of the camp extends westward from White Clay creek up the bluffs, on the summit of which the Indians lave posted pickets to guard against surprise. They took possession of the uluft's just about the time the main body reached its camping ground, suddenly appearing as a deploying party joth mounted and on foot, after the most approved military fashion. Since the surrender of Big Road of ;he nine riiles referred to nothing has jeen heard from the hostile camp. All ;he guns, rifie and Hotchkiss are, however, trained in that direction, auol indications of life there will be watched with interest. To-day it is expected that ;he other chiefs will turn over to Agent Pierce the arms of their followers, but t is oloubted whether the surrender will exhaust the supply of hostiles. The Indians of Big Road have followed n the matter of giving up their miserable weapons the example of Big boot's warriors at the time of the ight on Woundeol Knee. It is doubt- !ul whether General Miles will order a search of their tepees 'or more arms. There is also a ertainty that he will not seek for hidden weapons in the Baol Lands or near ;he camp sites which the hostiles have abandoned. Siich being the case, the [nolians will scarcely miss the weapons which they have surrendered or will voluntarily surrender, knowing that they may at any time regain nosession of those which they have temporarily stored away in their tepees or in the iiills. During the afternoon General Brooke, accompanied by Major Benham and Aids Truitt anol Roe, came in. General Brooke called on General Miles anol later returned to his camp, -\\hich ia pitcheol but a short olistance outside the northern breastworks. His command near the mission has been divided and all of the olivision.s are eithur moving in this direction or have already arrived. It is said that the hostiles are in very bad humor. They are suspicious of the military anol are exercising the same vigilance in guarding against a surprise as if they had not agreed to come in. While every thing looks like peace, the Indians have now a better iJositiouthan ever before if they choose to stampeole. Some of the bucks told an Indian scout that in their present place they had the agency at their mercy. This is probably bravado, pure and simple, born of the fact that being conquered they want to make a last show of spirit. Colonel Forsythe has received a olia- mond-hilte.d sword from settlers in the vicinity of the reservation. The Colonel will not make an acknowledgment of its receipt until after the report of the investigating committee appointed to look into the Wounded Knee affair has been made public. THE SECRET OUT. THE USUAL RESULT. Font Ohio Farmem Attempt to Crosn A Railway Track In front of an Approaching Train and All Are Killed. TOLEDO, O., Jan. 14.—At 6 o'clock Tuesday night a frightful accident happened on tho Lake Shore railroad about four miles west of Clyde, resulting in the death of Milt Qilmore, Grant Fleming, Rube Babeock and Charles Ream, all farmers. The train was running at a high rate of speed, trying to make up lost time. The team drawing the sleigh containing the f oxtr men attempted to cross the track ahead of the train and the engineer blew the whistle and rang the bell violently, but the men paid no attention to it. He at once put on tho air brakes with such force as to throw the passengers out of their scats, but the train struck the party squarely, killing three of them and injuring the fourth man so badly that he died in a few minutes. Gilmore and Fleming were thrown fully 100 feet from the track and up against a fence. Fleming was the only married man in the party. Ho leaves a large family in poor circumstance. No blatnc is attached to the engineer. TWO OF A KIND. Double Tragedies of a Similar Nature Reported from Sun Francisco and 1'Iilla- dclplila. SAN FKAXCISCO, Jan. 14.—A man and woman arrived here Sunday and registered at the Cosmopolitan Hotel as Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, of El Paso, Tex. Monday evening two shots were heard in their room, and xipon investigation both were found shot in the head. The woman died instantly and the man can not recover. The cause of the tragedy is not known. It is reported that the couple lived in Lemore or Fresno, Cal., and that the man's real name is Lovvry. Pmi.Ai>Kr,rniA., Jan. 14.—On Friday last a man and woman, both abotit 85 years of age, who claimed to be husband and wife, rented a room from a Mrs. McLaughlm at 4532 Warren street, West Philadelphia. They did not tell Mrs. McLaughlin their name, but she heard that they had formerly kept a restaurant at Second and Poplar streets, this city. At 7 a. m. they were both fovmd dead in bed, the woman shot through the head, and the man through the breast. It is thought the man killed the woman and then shot himself. WAR REMINISCENCES. THAYER IS OBDURATE. He Refuses to Recognize Governor Boyd, Although Advised by the Supreme Court to Do So. LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 14.—The Supreme Court allowed ex-Governor Thayer to file a qno-warranto citing Governor Boyd to show cause why he should not vacate his office. "However," the court said, "we recognize James E. Boyd as the legal Governor of Nebraska, and all the State departments do likewise. We would advise the ex- Governor to qui-jtly and peaceably submit to the Governor, as it will do him no good to further resist." In spite of this, Thayer refuses to vacate his office. The Board of Public Lands and Buildings have again designated the quarters occupied by Thayer as the Governor's office and will remove Thayer from the room peaceably if possible, forcibly if necessary. TOOK HIS MEDICINE. A Connecticut Embe/.v.ler, After Several Years' Residence in Canada, Returns A r oluntarlly to Receive Vanishment. HAKTFOBD, Conn., Jan. 14.—George M. Bartholomew, formerly the president of the Charter Oak Life Insurance Company, who fled to Canada some years ago, returned voluntarily to Hartford this morning and appeared before Judge Fenn, in the Superior Court, and pleaded guilty to embezzlement of $10,000, the proceeds of a note of the Charter Oak Life Insurance, which was discounted at the Hartford Bank. The judge sentenced him to one year in State prison at Wetherneld, and he went there immediately. Bartholomew is past 70 years old and is in feeble health. I'rof. Koch -Makes IVIHIUH tho Composition and JiJifi-i-<lii'"l» of Jlis l^yjiipii for tilt' Cure of Consumption. BEKUN, Jan. 10.—Prof. Koch's secret is out at last. The famous bacteriologist has made public in the Medical Journal the ingredients of his remedy for consumption. The doctor admits that his lymph is composed of pure generated tuberculosis bacilla in a solution of glycerine, which latter forms from 40 to 50 per cent, of the compound. The lymph, he says, is a derivation of albumen, and he acknowledges that it contains a mass of necrotic substance that attacks even certain sound tissues of the body when injected. EAR FHQUAKES IN MEXICO. Six rergons Killed und Nine Wounded at 1'arra.l—Shocks In Algieru. CITY or MEXICO, via Galveston, Jan. 16.—Three earthquakes occurred Thursday at Purral, in the State of Chihuahua. The gallery at the Convent of the Sacred Heart gave way, killing six persons and wounding nine. AI.OUK.KS, Jan. 10.—Reports from various points show that the earthquake was felt throughout an extended region. The shocks were severe at Courazii, near Cherchell. Part of the buildings of the village were demolished and many persons were buried in the ruins. A TERRIFIC GALE. Two Schooners Go Down and Many Driven Ashore on Chesapeake Day. BAI.TIMOKK, Md., Jan. 14.—A terrific gale swept over Chesapeake bay Monday night and a number of wrecks are reported. On the upper bay two Philadelphia schoonci's were driven into floating ice and r.«t through. Both vessels sank so quickly that the crews could save nothing but their lives. Several men were nearly frozen before they reached the shore. A dozen or more small oyster craft went ashore at different points on the bay. It is reported that several dredgers were drowned. SLAIN AT THE ALTAR. at St. Louis without us.—Undo Josh, In North Carolina Ledger. A Bride Killed in an Alabama Church by an Unknown Ass'dBsia. JASPER, Ala., Jan. 14.—In Marion County, fifty miles east of this place, a bride was shot dead as she stood at the marriage altar. George Estes and Fannie Hogan were married at a country church in the presence of a few relatives and friends. Just as the ceremony was concluded a shot was fired through a window, and the bride fell dead with a load of buckshot in her body. A discarded lover who once told Miss Hogan she should never marry any one else is suspected of the murder. FRIGHTFUL EXPLOSION. An Attempt to Thaw Out Frozen Dynamite Results iu the Death of Three Men. DEAUWOOJJ, S. D., Jan. 14. — Harry Lewis and Dennis Simmons were instantly killed and Joseph Hughes was so injured that he died within three hours from the explosion of eighteen sticks of giant powder Tuesday morning in Ryan's camp. These men were all engaged on the railroad grade. The powder was placed before the fire to thaw out and they were standing about the fire at tne time of the explosion. Only a oortiou of his remains could be found. AN OLD SOLDIER'S STORY. The Experiences of Four Cavalrymen Who Were Left Rchtnd Their Regiment. After the grand review in Washington in 1805. my regiment, the 21st New York Cavalry, went to Parkersburg, W. Va.» and from there by boat, to St. Louis. When we got to Cincinnati it was just getting dark. Wo anchored out in the river. No one was allowed on shore; but three of us gave an old fellow a dollar to row us over to Covington. We examined the products of the town and mixed our drinks considerably and then went over to see Cincinnati a.nd had a high old time till near morning when we .went to sleep on a lumber pile. We woke up about sunrise and went to the river. Lordy! the boat was just turning the bend down the. river and throw- in' the water away from her stern like she was bound to get there quick. We «aid, "go it, darn you,' 1 and then we went back and took in Cincinnati by daylight. About four o'clock we called a council of war and appointed ourselves a committee of four, to hold a confab with the provost marshal and see what he was willing to olo about it, and about his furnishing \is transportation to St. Louis. He listened to us a while an' then said: "Sergeant take these four bums to the guard house." That was a pretty way to treat us, wasn't it? We took things easy, because we could stand 'most any thing those days. While we were considering, a Sergeant and four men came and called our names and said he was to take xis to St. Louis, and that we were to start immediately. So the live men marched us four to the depot and you would have thought Barnum and his earth wasn't, a circumstance to the curiosity of the people that saw us. The Sergeant was very kind to us but was obeying his orders and I have always had a desire to talk to him about it. After we got started he said he guessed we were all right and gave us our tickets to give to the conductor ourselves, so he would not be bothered. Then we all settlc-d down to sleep. Shortly after we four waked up and talked it over and concluded it wasn't necessary to have any body to take care of us and we had better get oft an' take another train, which we did about midnight, takin' our tickets with us, which was proper an' right to do. . We then went to a farm house near by and rapped at the door. By and by an old gentleman came to the door and opened it about three inches and inquired the cause'ofthc alarm. We said we were discharged soldiers, on our way home and had got left at the station, that we were hungry and wanted something- to eat; that we would sleep on the grass in the yard if he would let us. Then the door swung open wide* anol we were told to come in. The old man had good backing. He had an old army saber in his hand, behind him was the hired man with a shotgun, a boy with a pistol, an old woman with a mop and a hired girl with a rolling pin. The old man said there had been robbing going on about there and they had to be on their guard, but, said he: "I make no doiibt yoxi are all right and you are welcome. I am glad to help a soldier. I had a son killed at Shiloh," and then he stopped because his voice trembled and he said, "sit down gentlemen." Then the old lady took her apron away from her eyes and said: "Yes, you shall have supper and any thing else you want," an' she went to the kitchen. We did a good job of eating. Then they took us up-stairs to bed and when I saw the beds I said: "Well, God bless the old man," and I have said it a thousand times since. Next morning when we awoke, the sun was shining and the old man was calling, "time to get up, boys." One of our boys said: "My Lord! time an' time again have I heard my father call us boys just like that." We ate a hearty breakfast and said good- by to our friends. We went to the station and boarded a train which came along, and rode till about noon anol then got off again to look for rations at some little town in Indiana. We went over to a store and met four or five infantrymen who had been dischargeol and just got home. We had our revolvers with •us anol after we drank some beer we "allowed" the cavalry could shoot as good as the infantry, which they "allowed" we couldn't. We agreed to shoot for a square meal anol 1 shot for the cavalry, best three out of five. We shoit at a ring the size of a silver dollar, on a tree one hundred yards distant. The first shot my opponent missed the tree and :jny bullet struck seven feet above the mark; tally one for me. The next shot he struck about three feet above and I a little closer; tally two. I won every tally. They were not satisfied and wanted to bet money an' try it over. I told them I didn't want their money, which made them hotter than ever. I told them I would just practice a little before I would make up my mind to bet, and then shot five balls every one of them within the circle. Then they "lowed they didn't want to bet either. I was a crack shot iu those days and my whole regiment knew it. We stayed around there until dark and tken boarded another train for St. ter the train got started a darky came along that belonged to our colonel's heaolquarters, and he said the colonel and most of the officers were on board. You ought to have seen us slide off that train at the next station. Then we took another train and it ran into a broken bridge and jammed us up some. The worst of it was we could get nothing to drink but warm rain water, and right then and there I swore off ever stopping at any town in Southern Indiana We finally got through to East St. Louis and had not been there more than two hours when we saw the steamer coming \\p the river with our regiment on board, we kept shady until the boat landed; then we quietly stepped on board and found that we had not been missed as there had been no roll call on the trip. As for our friends, the sergeant and guards, I always thought they must have looked rather sheepish when they went to report to the provost AT PINE MOUNTAIN. The First ,Sorvi«e of the Ninth Ohio airy Under Fire. In the summer of 1803, four companies of the ilth O. V. Cavalry did service out in the beautiful blue grass country of Kentucky and near the Cumberland Mountains. Our first (service under fire, says the writer, was when %ve pursued a lot of Confederates and drove them over Pino Mountain. Colonel Gilbert, with a part of the 44th Ohio Mounted Infantry was with us. We crossed one mountain and camped in the valley beyond, when some time after dark a captain with a detail of 30 men from each of our companies was sent forward with orders to proceed until the enemy was found. The night was very dark. The mountain sides rose up tall, dark and gloomy on either side of our rood. .Unharmed by the woodsman's axe the mighty pine trees covering the mountain skies rose up tall and stately, and their thick foliage I'.cjvt out whatever light might have found its way into that dark valley. We rode along quietly. Not a word was spoken except in a half whisper, but the clank of saber and sound of the horses' feet on the stony roadway was sufficient to warn the enemy of our approach. After going some four or five miles in this way we saw the camp fires of the rebels and were saluted with a volley from their skirmish line, which in the darkness whistlcdharmlessly over our heads. But we had accomplished our purpose; we had found the enemy. We retired a short distance and slept on our arms till morning. When the rest of the troops came up, a strong skirmish line was thrown out, the troopers dismounting and climbing the mountain side. Our battalion had the lead that olay and we pushed along slowly, the skirmishers doing most of the fighting till we came to a bend in the valley beyond which we could not see. Just then, whiz, buzz, bang, came a shell from a small howitzer beyond the bend. It was the first one we had ever faced and it seemed to me then larger than the seige guns we captured afterwards at Fort McAllister near Savannah. It seemed to me that my hair stood up on end, and I am pretty certain my knees trembled. The officer in command ordered a charge and as the road was very narrow where we passed the bend, only two abreast could ride along there, it looked to my inexperienced eyes, that that monstrous cannon on the other side would sweep out of existence our whole battallion before we could form a line beyond that narrow place in the road. In the meantime, several shells and solid shot had come over our way, but fortunately they olid not have the range anol hurt no one, and just as we were all waiting for the word to go forward, word came along the line that the cannon was falling back anol T drew a long oleep breath of thankfulness, that there would be no charge around that deadly bend. We pushed ilorig rapidly until we reached the end of the valley anol commenced ;o ascend the mountain. Here ;he rebels had felleol a tree across ;he road and we could not pass with horses. We quickly dismounted and clambered up after them, out after we drove them up the face of she mountain they gave up all hope of beating us back and as I stood on the top anol looked down the mountain side into what is called Powell's Valley we :onld see our foes going pell mell, hurry skurry, panic stricken, dropping guns, haversacks, canteens, etc., by the way. Oh, my! how those fellows did run. They were scared fully as baol as I had been an hour or so before. Some of them may be running yet. Well, we stood up there like Moses on Pisgah's Top and viewed the landscape o'er. The scenery was grand and glorious to behold. The cool, bracing air of the rooxintain in contrast to the sultry atmosphere of the valley, in conjunction with our victory made our hearts light and happy and we slowly wended our way back to the land of Boone anol Kenton, proxid of ovtr first victory in facing a real enemy..—American Tribune. FISHING FOR A GANDER. How a Soldier Evaded an Order Forbidding: Foraging. A man who was caught in the act of skinning a neighbor's sheep, covered his embarrassment by declaring that no sheep could bite him and liva. The logic of this is eojualcol by that of a Yankee sololier who once had a narrow escape from an enraged gander. The men of a certain Maine reginao^nt, which was in the enemy's country in 18012, considered the order "no foraging" an ad- olitional and uncalled for hardship. One afternoon about dusk a, soldier was seen beating a rapid retreat from the rear of a farm house near by, closely pursued by a ganoler with wings outspread, whose feet seemed .scarcely to touch the ground, anol from whose beak issued a succession of angry screams. The fugitive was not re-assured by the cries of the gander's owner: "Hold on, man, hold dti! He won't hurt you!" "Call off your gander! Call him oft!" shouted the fleeing soldier. Neither man nor gander stopped imtil inside the camp-lines, when the soldier's friends relieved him of his fierce pursuer with the aid of the butt of a musket. "Did that ganoler think he could chase me like th'at and live?" the soldier exclaimed, as he surveyed the outstretched, bird; but he said nothing of the baited' hook, with cod-line attached, which might have thrown light on the unfortunate gander's strange actions.—N. Y. Star. ' Two MILLION two hundred and thir> teen thousand three hundred and sixty- five soldiers enlisteol in the Union army in the war of the rebellion. Of these 384,000 died before July 1, 18(55. The war department estimate that there were 1,240,089 Union soldiers living on the 1st of July, 1890. Of these onlj 373,102 draw pensions. On the 1st oj July, 1890, there were on file in the pension bureau the claims of 405,180 soldiers and their heirs Vfho now draw no pension at »31.