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4 JgfftR*!"* Tl,£.,;MAttOtt «- 11 t*. ,-ASMfHOTOH WEONESOAY EVENING OetrtwM Ccmwltt** of Of Carton, Jo UOTtess.-.!**, OaJe. , WJiltwrfdf MH* WtcneWMW, ws to * to Wrt «J«Kltet*l OonTenfiott fw t h* flureott »t Illinois, to to* beid at i ofl Tbuwa*?, AWH2M89T, WKOo'ctoftfc taee In nomination Ssrse candidates for fJnds*SOf««S CiiwiH Own fof tK6 Jfldfelal Cirenu of OwSurte fit Illinolt, basis of reiW**«titaHon *»H be one dele- e»l«i*c«rry 300 Republican Totes oast at tea last ftcsidcnttat election and one for every frac- twa «m 159, on which t>a*!i the several conntl«s WtH tw «itWe4 to the following number ot «««• 3.314 5,210 "~ *,7?8 . L , 5,577 Wlnnebago „.........,—.«— 8^242 J. H. BTJtAnVs. Chairman. H. J. BBNSOH, secretary. TH e Bushnell Kindt r wood Tenderly Laid to Keet. The funeral of little Leonard Bush- x nell Underwood was held at the home of Mrs. E. J. C, Henry at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Hev. H. C. Granger officiating. The floral contributions wero very beautiful and were arranged by a number of the ladies of Grace church. MM. Paul T. Gait Bang several sweet solos. The grave was beautifully lined with roses. F. R, Taylor and A. H. Hershey had charge of the arrangements at the house. Mr. Harry Underwood, of Chicago, was present at the services. The other relatives from out of the city were unable to be present on account of illness. DIXON'S OLDEST MASON. The Meo's Lefcgue of the Presbyterian church gave an entertainment in the church parlors last evening. A good crowd w»« In attendance sad the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were present,—The entertainment coDRisted of a Washington program; the music and addresses weife all of a patriotic nature and were of a high order.- ' \ The meetSng was called to order by the new President of the League, E. B. Fletcher. After a prayer by Bey. Carter, Mr. Fletcher announced that the time was late for a Washington program, but, owing td a number of necr essary postponements, it was thought best to give it on the eve of the inau- guralfouiilJWJtw^^ of the United States. The first number on the program was a tenor solo by H. N. Hanson, Secretary of the Y.M.C. A. His voice was in good form and he pleased his audience well. "A Hundred Years Ago" wan the title of his selection. This was followed by a paper on the "Early Life of Washington." It was prepared by Thomas Diller, but, owing to his absence from the city, it. was read by the Secretary of the Leagtfe, Lester Wetzell. The paper was well written and contained .many interesting facts about the embryo "Father of his Country." The Sterling High School Quartette sang "Where Potomac Streams are Flowing." The boys did well and were heartily Encored. They responded with He Belonged to the Order When the.Prei- \ ent Grand Master Was Born. "So far as I have any knowledge," said Owen Scott, Grand master Mason of Illinois, to a Dixon Sun reporter, "Squire E. B. ipaker, of Dixon, is the oldest Mason in the State. And by what you might possibly call a noticeable coincidence, he was made u Mason in the year and in the verymonth of that year that the present Gratfl Master was born—in February, 1848." This makes our veuerablfl Justice but a lit"tie younger in Masonry than Friendship Lodge itself, which was organized :NO. 6,1840. .; .. '.' ; • AT THE COMO SCHOOL. f f \.fir,- \rt,f iff <•'!""$ TAXED TO OF^TH. fho you*? jrw«pr "Titwm th n a taxrd wnw** wwbf^ h'm -vHh ffwrrd sponi^, t-fueod wap R«A taitrd In s tsxert bathteb. Clothed in a tay»d dress, fastened with tatwl pins, he is jmt into a ta3tpd 1»d awl covered with H tftjsed blanket or qailt, The natural fountain failing, he is, fed ottt of a taxed bottle containing taxed ttili from a taxed cow, and fchxrald bo become Hnroly the ntirw givca Sdm a dose of taxed soothing eirnp on* of a taxed cpoon. . .t ,._ In boyhood he wears taxed knickerbockers, taxed fihoea and a taxed hat or cap. While going to school ho learns I'a good deal out of taxed books, and, sitting on d taxed bench and leaning tipon a taxed desk, he proudly takes a taxed pen and writes his lessons with taxed Ink on taxed paper. At the eroper age he goes to his best girl'a home,, opens a taxed gate, enters a taxed lawn, is admitted into a taxed bouse and takes a seat on a taxed sofa. A taxed bell summons him and his 'girl to chnrch, in ^Avhich they _sit iv a f * inr> the CT*Hr^ taxed contribution plate and sing taxed hjmna out of ,a taxed book. When ready to get married, the young hopeful buys taxed •wood, taxed iron and taxed stones to build a house, gets taxed ( furniture, taxed clothes, taxed rings (iud has the knot tied by a taxed clergyman, who gives his taxed blessing. Being a dutiful husband, in the morning ho cuts taxed wood with a taxed ax, lights a taxed match and starts th'o 3rd with taxed cool in a . taxed stove, boils crater in B taxed kettle, sweetens taxed coffee with taxed sugar, and eats a taxed breakfast "with taxed spoons, forks and knives out of taxed dishes on a taxed table covered with taxed oilcloth. Going to a taxed barn, ho milki taxed cows into taxed 'tin pails, puts taxed harness on taxed horses and hitches^ them to,a taxed wagon made of taxed wood and taxed iron. He cultivates taxed .fields t-an be tnntnrl and f^Tsiojtuicssl- folly '.' Eighth. —That, the can«t sWcwld be fimt undftftafceii, awl incidentally the broadening and farther deepeuing of tbe iotenaediate chauocltf of the Iftkes, the same being itt the logical Order of development aad also requiring the least time lor consideration." . : ^-"-, : ' ,'"* '•"'•• ' - Tbe commission adds: , : , ""As collateral to tho m«»i 'questiQW, aiid in view of the magnitude of the interests involved, consideration of All physical conditions that rnay determine the effects of the proposed work or influence the character or features of the design should be concluded, but this need mot delay tho inception of plans, or the beginning of work, bnt is likely to bear upon the manner of their consideration. B is usually praoticable to supply Bufflcient elasticity in design to m;eet any margin of uncertainty involved* in these conBiderationft In view of ro** wr»«:ii unit tit" f»yJ«*jr tfe* on, mtifl and JPupllsto Entertain and Serre an Oyitor - .•'.] Sapper. - .-;• • /. • „• . The Como school will give an enter- "tainmehtrrand-byster- supper-rat —the school house next Friday evening, • March 5. Music will be furnished by the Sterling HighSchool Quartette and an attractive program ofjmusic and re^^ an excellent solo for the basa voice by WillTodd. •-*:. "Washington as a Soldier", was the subject of the flue paper read by Capt. L. L. Wheeler. It was exhaustive and was well written, showing a careful study of the subject in hand. The captain's paper was well received. "The Sword of Bunker Hill"- was sung by Sterling's popular tenor, George M. Robinson. Mr. Robinson never fails to please his audience; he sings with splendid expression and his voice is always delightful. ' . C. A. Davis gave a fine address on "Washington as a Statesman," The gentleman was entirely independent of his manuscript and he held the closest attention of his hearers throughout the effort. It was well prepared and finely delivered. Mr. Davis is a speaker of .. of aTpaf Fal"Telwl^tKe~w6rJ6ffl""lK8T will be required and of the riparian interests involved, it seems expedient to make the examinations and projects and carry on the work through a commission that may be possessed with certain limited International functions. • Vlt is possible that the measurement of tho ( outflow pf tho lakes and final levels can be as weil done through some other agency, and thiM item may be taken ^at $260,000, to ,be -expended through a series of years, and this ehcrald be at once undertaken on account jfijthe prevailing low water of the lake s$slsm, Which cannot be expected to continue. "The specific surveys and investigations arc in themselves estimated at ^350,000 and will toko from two to three years, and of this not . less than $160,000 should bo appropriated the first, year, along with such additional sums as may bo required for measuring HB captain ot 'tha Shannoa cam* sailing wp the bay, '. A reeling wlna, finng out behind His cannon crashed a challenge; the smoke that hid the eea-. •^ ^- 'Was driven hard to windward and drifted back to The captain of UnLShannon sent word Into the towit: . t \Viis Lawrence there, .and would he dare to sail his frigate down And meet him at the harbor's mouth and flght him gun to guii honor's pake, with pride «.t stake, until the fight was won? to t»*lt tor lit* •*«« ft painfully eral's fwe, and l*e «ta sot «om« time. -While ftlwaya sltive to the Bufferings of the this pitifol aiglit seemed to aged than nsuaS, *•»- Oen. scoured the bitter main; With many a Bear and wound of war his chip was home again; , His crew, relieved from service, were •Scattered fair and wide, And scarcely one, his duty done, had lingered by his Bide. Orant »nd Horace Porter, in hla "Cato- with Grant," ia the Febwr * Centnry, s^er speaking ot Oen. Mead«, somewhat anomalous position, quotes Gen. Grant As follows: "I am full? aware that some embarrassments ani» from the present organization, but there is more weight oh the other «lae of the question. I am ctnainandinf «!/ the armies, and I can not neglect others by giving my time exclusively ts ( the army 'of the Potomac, -which •would , lnvrfvej)erfornilng Jill the detailed .flu- But admission wrll be charged, which will entitle the guest to the oyster supper. It is thought that a number will attend from CHICAGO MARKETS. Fnrniahed by Hoitrawier & Co. drain Broken, of Chicago; branch office, re*r First National Bank, Sterling, niinoli; HarrlsonCTeleDhone, 16. I/>ngPl«anoeBeU Telephone, 89. , The program closed with "America" by the audience. Miss Leah Sprinkle was the accompanist and George M. Robinson led the chorus. ' '"'•; :=g?he-programrWBB a credit-to the So-~ clal Committee in every way and before the close, Moses Dillon moved a vote of thanks to all .who had assisted, which was carried unanimously. COMPANIES TO CONSOLIDATE. with a taxed mowing machine and har vesta taxed wheat, rye and oats with a taxed reaper or cradle. At uoon ho eats a taxed dinner and in tho evening a taxed Bnpper satisfies his hunger. At- night ho kneels on a taxed carpet, reads a chapter out 'of a taxed Bible, offers prayers to the "God of free trade" and retires to a taxed bed. When ill, ho sends for a taxetf doctor, who, with a taxed pencil, writes somo hieroglyphs pn a taxed prescription blank. Tho apothecary mixes divers taxed drugs in a taxed mortar, puts them into a taxed bottle closed witb. a taxed cork, .pastes a taxed label on the bottle, wraps it in a piece of taxed paper and -ties it with a taxed string, '••.-. .,; . When the honest granger dies a taxed undertaker measures him, with a taxed tapcline, embalms 'him with a taxed fluid, dresses him' in a taxed shroud, lays him into a taxed coflin having, six taxed handles, puts ' the coflin in,tp a J taxied"bTearsertak?s~tKe"' 'ol'd'nian 1 '"t'cTiS" taxed-cemetery and buries him in a tax- ed.grave dug by a taxed man with a taxed spado. • ' . In due time a taxed marble critter one on -the- to refuse the ' Challenge ? Could he outlive the, shame T Brave men and true; but deadly few, he gathered to his fame. , Once more the great ship Chesapeake prepared, her for the flght,™ ' • • "I'll bring the foe to town In tow, ne eald, "before toftlght!" '•.•.High on' the. hills of Hlnrfharii that overlook the shore, • , To watch the fray and hope and pjay, for they could do no more, ; The, children of the country watched 1 the 'Children of the sea When the smoke drove hard to windward and 'drifted back to lee. "How can he flght. and the latter is kept green Avith' taxed sod and taxed flowers, Verdict— taxed to death. , , ••-' ": O. K. RYAN. W8S4T, July... 'JSiar ... Cora. Joly Mar . Oata July itar Meesprk .May July Mar May July OPFN HIGH,* 76% 24^ 11 8.07 8.20 4.05 4.15 74 8.17 8.37 4.12 4.20 OLOB 74% 24 18 8,05 8.20 4.07 4.15 24b 23& 17 '. 18a 8.15 8.21 8.05 4.12 4.20 4.02 „ 18 O'GtOOK—OA0.H MARKET. Corn. .2*0,2 White, 22%. 4i g, 23M-' " ••, Z Yellow, 223 At a .-_,.-. B * {} JT*"-* ' , Oats. Ho, u M SOS AHD CA.TT Wl BBOSIPTB. . Mat, 3, •»!, 0310* STOCK liO«i 85,000. C*ttlo 1U.OOO. Sheep U,000. Hogs left over 1,000. Kamiag City bogii to-d»y, 10.000. Kaiis^s €5% eattle to-day, 6,000. Oasha hogs to-day, 4,200. ~ Omaltaeatto to-day, 1,100. . ' American and Adam* Eipreen Office* to be Temporarily United la SmaU Town*. The following appeared this morning in the Chicago Tribune. ' It is the present intention of the American and Adams Express companies to consolidate their local agencies in those small towns where the business has suffered so much within, recent months that it does not justify the companies in maintaining their separate agencies. General Manager A. Antlsdel of the American says that It is only a temporary expedient and that it is in a large measure experimental. Thus far the consolidation has been made in about twenty towns in tbe Western district. Mr. Aotlsdel eald; ,/' ' • ' ...V: •- ;.; •' ' . "This is a measure of economy which we are trying in those towns where the business does not justify us in keeping up separate agencies. About two months ago we suggested tbe matter to the Adams people and they were disposed to try it. This is not, however, a move towards consolidation of the companies. It has only ,to do with the local agencies, the business being kept separate, just as before. When business improves ao that it will support two agencies we will go back to the old arrangement. For the present, however, we find that we save almost half the expense of collecting and delivering matter," DOCTORS ATJRO'CKFORD. 'Hop opened strong. good he»*y f tight, Homeopathic Fhyfl49iw>» M««t »ni . lea j>ort»nt Subject*. The «ixth qnartetly meeting of tbe Jforthweajern Homeopathic Medical SocJety.ww held Tuesday at JheNelsoa Hotel, jlockford. A number of repre- saaUtives from surroudlag town* were present and a very interesting sesaion wiijs enjoyed. The morning session opened at 8:30 with prayer by Dr. T. G. Soawa. Bepor|a were then H«tened to the regular business of the society The discussions were classed wader (oar hesde, *od in each seme instructive p«»w» were VVATERWAY TO THE SEA.' . After abandoning many of our canalB and taking that part of our freight that could be sent by water from the boat companies we are again sensiblytnrning to the question of wate* transportation. It seems a little strange to hoar men de- ] nounce raibroad monopolies one day and- the next do their shipping by railroads, •when it could be done by water. ^Probably some of our ' dennnciatibrifl (are "not" entirely sincere. . ' * , ' , • The question of a , deep water way to the sea is one of importance to the entire country. The commission, consisting Of J. B; Angoll, J. E. Russell and ]L. E. Cobley, has recently submitted ita report to congress, the conclusions of which read as follows: v : "First— That it is entirely feasible to construct such canals and deyeiop such channels as will be adequate for any scale of navigation that may 'be desired between the great lakes and the seabroad and to conduct through the same domestic and foreign commerce, and that it will be wise to provide for securing a channel pf a navigable depth of not less than 28 feet. . "Second,— That storting from the heads of 'Lakes Michigan and Superior the, most eligible route is through .the several great lakes and their intermediate channels and the, proposed Niagara ship canal (Tonawauda to' Olcott) to Lake Ontario, and that the Canadian . seaboard «fay be reached from Lake Ontario by the way of the, Bt. Lawrence river, .and the American seaboard may be reached from 1 Lake Ontario ' by way of the St. Lawrence and Lake Chaja- plain and the Hudson river or by way ol the Oswego, Oneida-Mobawk valley and the Hudson river, •"Third.— That the alternative routes from Lake Ontario to the Hudson river require complete surveys. and a full, development of economic considerations to determine their relative availability. "Fourth.— That a pioderate control Of the level of Lake Erie and of the Ni agora river above Tonuwnudu may be justified in connection witb tho Niugaru ship oauol, the determination ia thii matter to rest ou a, full examination o: the pbyaical obnditiona, .' . ' "Fifth.— rThafc the polioy shoojd cou template the ultimate attainment of the largest Buccesaful capacity, imd tbat ul works should be planned on this baai uud that the actual execution sbxmlc ooof orni tHweto ia so far m tke 'work* may witbout prejudice be jacojf^^i the ^etual <tefojt$Aa of to du 000 should bo mode available during the first year." '••'.. ; The commission reports that the Canadian commission appointed, for" the same purpose has furnished much important information; 'The document gives many statistics relating to the traffic on tho .groat lakes. It says that tho agricultural competition this country has recently had to meet with India, and which is likely to bo intensified, 'impels the government to take -steps to cheapen freights; that tho limit of reduction in railroad rates has been reached, and attention must bo directed to •waterways.. In referring to wheat the coinmisaion^expresses fear of the consequences of' the increasing competition from the .'Argentine Republio and Urn-! guay. The rapid, development of the American iron ore. business on the lakes indicates that with access to the ocean by a practical waterway we can control our domestic business and enter 'into compotition-fn:any-market ofthQ-worUL tHE GOVERNMENT TO GIVE GREATER AID TO SCIENCE; ' Professor W. L. Moore advocates.the creatipn_pf;a new department of state ~wjtu a new cabinet officer-—ViifTSTJo^ partmeut and secretary of science. This is certainly a -wise suggestion, for many of thelquestions that now. beset t us are to be settled«not by theoretic and legislative guessing,, but by soientifio investigation. Our financial question, how to improve farming, etc., are subjects .not for partisan greed and stupidity* to settle; but for level headed investigation, for scientific experimentation and deduction. Professor Moore says the present annual government expenditure for he promotion of sofentiflo investigation s something over $8,000,000 and: pro- ides employment for over: 6,000- persons. The research covers almost the en- ire field, from determining-the/ movements of. the heavenly bodies Jo vthe classification of bacteria, There are: bureaus for studying the earth and its iroduots,the atmosphere and its changes, jconojaio plants and their culture, domestic animals and their kind. ; and for ;he investigation of economic problems. There are surveys for measuring tbe land and sounding the waters of the country; statistical agencies for collecting, compiling and discussing tho results of many industries', stations for agricultural experiment and fish culture, and. there are .bureaus whose business is to study bow to protect the forests and save the forage resources of the plainsj as Well as-to promote fruit culture and teach how to protect; -fruit and crops from blights and injurious insects. There are museums jri which axe preserved and exhibited objects of art,.ethnology, .natural history, mineralogy, geology and things illustrative.of social and mechanical progress.. These institutions of the government, Professor Moore saya, ore of constantly growing importance, and the, necessity for a system that will simplify the work and the promulgation of information gained is constantly apparent. ' Charles W, Dabney, Jr., assistant secretary of: agriculture, in an article in Science of Jon. ^15, summarizes the scientific work done by the government and points out ihe-necessity for co-operative organization in the direction proposed. The plan is said to be favored by the chiefs of departiuentfi.; they whispered, _Bu_<Sre;5, • „__ Though Uiey beTrare to' db aM^aare, . ' yet what can, brave men do?' But when the Chesapeake came down, the Stars and Stripes on high, Stilled was each fear, and cheer on cheer resounded to theluky. The captain of the 'Shannon, he swore both long and loud: •• "This victory, where'er It be,. shall make two nations proud 1 .''..' Now onward to thii* victory or downward to defeat! A sailor's -life Is sweet with strife, a sailor's death as sweet," And as .when lightnings rend the sky • anG gloomy thunders roar, And crashing surge playa 'deyll'6 dirge upon the stricken shore,; -. • .' > With thunder and with sheets of flame the two ships rang with shot, , And .every gun burst forth a sun bf Iron crimson-hot.- • ' .•••••£.• And twice they lashed' together .and twice they tore apart, ',-'*-"'>• • And Iron balls burst wooden walli? and •--. pierced each oaken heart. . : :,;,•,.., Still from the hills of' Hlngham, men ita administration, enforcing discipline, reviewing its'court martial proceedings, etc. I have Burnulcle'B, Butlefa, and Slgel'a armies to look after la Virginia, to .say nothing of our western armies,*and I may make Sheridan s cavalry a separate command. Be 1 - Bldeo, Meade has served a long time with the army ot the Potomac," knwws ) its subordinate officers thoroughly, &od led it to a memorable victory at Gettysburg. I have lust ,<xwne from the went, and if -I removed a deserving *easteTn, man from the 'position"of army com-, mander, my motives might-be mlsun-^ derstood and the effect be bad upoa the spirits of tho troops. G«n. Meade aud- I are In close contact on the field; he Is capable "and perfectly subordinate, and by attending td the details he relieves me of much unnecessary work, and gives e more time to think and mature tu^^^^erar"piaaB7"l;wiir-aiwayifT see that he gets full credit for' what be , does.", This was a broad view, of the situation, and one to which the general mainly adhered throughout the war, but after, that day he gave a closer personal- direction in battle to the mdvfeiuents of subdivisions of the armies. ' ' • — Titsfe it is While all the .bay .wate torn that day. , with .shot that rained like tears. The talFmasts' of the Chesapeake went groaning by the'board; • • The Shannon's spars were weak with sword;, ,..•-• ' - . •'. • . .j "Now woe," he cried, "to England, ana ' 'shame and ; woe to'me!" The smoke" drove hard to windward : and drifted back to lee. ' "Give .them one breaking broadside more," •- he cried, "before we •.''" strike!" .-•'.' :--' ' : ;-•-.' .'-. • But one grim ball that O ruined all for hope and home alike . . . Laid JUawrence low In glory, "yet from ... " hla pallid,lip , • Rang to the land hla last command: "Boys, don't give up the ehlp!" • • *.•••'•'' -: * ' -. . * ; •:' 7 •'*-.-. * - .* The wounded wept like women when they hauled her ensign: down.; Men's'"cheeks "were pale an with the tale from Hlngham to the town They hurried swift In alienee, 'while toward the eastern r night : ; The victor bore away from shore and ; vanished'but of v .sight. ';; Hail /o the great ship Chesapeake!' Hail to the hero brave '. Who fought her fast, and loved her • ••••'-• last, and shared.; her sudden \Vhcu the Bcklment There was, din in the street,' ther»' was rushing of feet, at the^huin and the > thrum'of a'far-away drum, every eye^ ' in the town watched, a road'winding^ down by meadows of ripening, ,-yeltow- ing wheat, every being waa filled with, the beat that had thrilled and whirred , as 'it Btlrred like the wings 'Of a bird through tho sunny air clear, growing*, near and more near,.' .till'all other; sound in creation was stilled! Th'ea'.- swift.came the gleam of a' mountain-' side stream, which qulv6red'imd,gre<wS sun's darting glance where little -• danco,' like a glittering, rl^er* wound from a dream, Oh, It broad-, ened and spread till a vibrating tread: Jln^unison beat through the awat to_our^ feet] - Oh, it drew every Hue, .from the heavens' calm blue, to the popples' Wood through the wheat field sh Then a plume floated Tsfhltei and,they;. broke -on our sight with' a- bugle note" 1 • clear,;they drew near,'and a cheerV burst from us; then dumb at the roll of the' drum as they reached us and touched us, and dumb wlttt delight $?e' drew near, we'pressed nigh, our hearia* throbbing high (Oh, the'tumult of jojr v| In the heart oj a boy!), woolen crowded - <% about, and a flag floated out, and we., uttered a shout that rang up to , .. .. And, glory be to those that died, for all eternity; ' •'" ' ' ' "••• '• •' They He apart at the mother-heart of . .God'a eternal sea,^ . ; :, '. . ; . —Thomas , Tracy Bouye.: , THE NICARAGUA CANAW f 1 he queatioa of tue canal in atili before the' public. The difference between the estimates of the compauy #nd the gotertuueat iseigoiflosnt. The company pata th<i> total otat 'lit .$68,000,000 aad the goverunaeuf at $188,000,000, u slight difference of $70,000,000. Evi- deiutly tb*^ is souie chicawary somewhere, O&t| yoa jjoiyi; it out? It -wonjd take a lai$ time for the eanuiuga of thft to reiiHliiursie tiio . Grant and tUe Dying Spldler.'; Iu the February £eatury Qen, Hora.ce Sorter relates the following story in his '/Campaigning ivlth Grant." The incident occurred, during We attack on what Is now called "Hell'a HaU-.4cre r ". near Messaponax Church; Q en -; Grant had ridden over; to the right to watch the progre|s o| ^tola attack. While'he was pasBiig a spot near the•roadsUle Vhere tUerei were ft number of wound- : ed, one of them, who was lyjing eloaie to the" roadside, seeme4> to attract hia apeclfil notice, • The man^'e facfe was beardlesB; he >was evidently young; hia countenance waa strikingly, handsome, and there waa Bowething jia.JiiB appealing, look which couid not fall to engage attention, even iu the full tide of.ha^- tle. Thft blood <was flowing from a -wound }n bis breaet, the froth about bio Drouth' was -tinfied with red, aad his wanueriog,' etariBg eyea gav« unmia-, t^kable evideaee of »»pro4chiag 4eath. Just t&ea ft ypuog s,tftfl! oWcer dashed "by at full «allop,an4 W Us hpraa'ahoofa struck a puddle in the road, a mass of black imusi wifts »p}afh;*4 la the wounded m&jft'a face, He ga.ve a piteoua iQok, as much as to wiy, VC^>ul4Q't you let nie die Jn peace aad not add to, my sufferings?" l%e geaeral, whose eyea were at tliat moment turned upon the youth, was visibly, a^ected. He reined ia big horee, and^eeiog from a wottoa 1» tk&t he -ym J.KtainJiag to 4i^ to bestow souw care upau the mm, -Bky!^_(Ay, It ringsJor me yet! C&n j I ever forget that thrill and that Jo> in ' the"; heart of'a boy?)' Then, .a/ba^e-j 1 headed* throng, we marahea- proudly" 1 ; "along, knowing naught 1 of farewells or -, ! of eyes that were wet, hearing only ti»e 1 beat of tbe drum and the feet treading ;onward to-war, growing faint, growing/ far,; seeing only the track, dust 'V&- ,< clouded, • whence back looked'never a' ; man "to that village street! -How', we lingered around, llstening'^ow sound, till the thrum of the drum was a clover bee'fs hum! How we marched, a retreat through the still village street and followed the footprints whiqh covered tbe ground. And whea -weary at last, how we. happily cast ourselves down in the wheat, talking not of defeat, heeding not the -wild r,ed- wbery crushed poppleg were shed, or the thuft- der and dread closing round, fast; but shut in-by the,rim of our mountains massed, we gave them glory and fame unsurpassed, while us was the hour—when, the reghgeat' pa,sse4!—Virginia Woodward Cloud, , Faithful to Hi* Cwptalu, That -was a loyal if not very answer once made by a, private soldier,* to ^rederick the Qr^t of Prusijia, as the story Is told in Harper's Round 1 ! Table: '__ paring a campaign ia. king made it bis habit to stroll < his camp in disguise at night, to into closer relations with his 8aWisr& f'' Qnf night me was \stopjHBd by a eeatrj, --5 but, giving tbe proper password, Wft* pepniitted to proceed. Instead, of dolfig BO, however, ae endaavorefl to teiapt the sentry Juto accepting a, cj^ar^ say, &ig that 4 6tooke would solace ais long watch. V'Jt'lp against the rule's," said thg sol-* "But you have my p«rml8»ion," B m r^rlck. - ' - t ' "Yeup per»igiiio«,!" cried tfee soldier , "6 . •* "

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