The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 9, 1895 · Page 3
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•*%$P^^&:$^$***- •"*•%£ -'•^( ' ' J -'^X^'%^ : '";/" j' -,":' : >;^ -?''-*' ' ^'''' : ^'^^ff^'^^^^^^^^ • ''Well, ma'am, since you know So taUch, you probably know also that I k "have sold my pension* How am i to • live If I do not turn my hand to ; Work7" ', Mrs. Weatmacott;i produced a large registered envelope from beneath the |, Sheets and tossed it over to the did :J»aman. •"That excuse won't do. There are our pension papers. Juat see if they bright." *' He broke the seal, and out tumbled I the very papers which he had made over 1 to Me Adam two days before. ?/• "But what am I to do with these now?" he cried In bewilderment. "You Will put them In a safe place or .;et a friend to do so, and, if you do |v your duty, you will go to your wife and |»beg her pardon for having even for an ? ( lnstant thought of leaving her." * i The Admiral passed his hand over his |? rugged forehead. "Thla Is very good of I you, ma'am," said he, "very good and Utlnd, and I know that you are a ; 8taunch Sffrlend, but for all that these papers |aiean money, and though we may have pbeen in broken water lately, we are not l&Ulte In such straits as to have to, signal Ito'our friends. When we do, ma'am, | there's no one we would look to sooner f^than to you." I ' "Don't be ridiculous!" said the widow. I "You know nothing whatever about It, & And yet you stand there laying down lithe law. I'll have my way in this mat$s ter, and you shall take the papers, for it m is no favor that I am doing you, but ft; simply a restoration of stolen property." >r j "How that, ma'am?" ( "I am just going to explain, though, you might take a lady's word for it ,vvithout asking any questions. Now, -.vhat I am going to say Is Just between Ji'you four, and must' go no farther. I I' have my own reasons for wishing it |kept from the police. Who,do you think *,1t was who struck me last night, Ad- ;mlral?" "Some villain, ma'am. I don't know f&'his name." "But I do. It was the same man who ruined or tried to ruin your! son. It wap |,my only brother, Jeremiah." "Ah!" m , "I will tell you about him—or a little |> fibout him, for he has done much which il would not care to talk of, nor you to .listen to. He was always a villain, |; smooth-spoken and plausible, but a dangerous, subtle villain all the same. If I , nave some hard thoughts about mari- •klnd I can trace them back to the childhood which I spent with my brother. He is my only living relative, for my other brother.Charles' father, was killed in the Indian mutiny. '1i "Our father was rich,, and when, he died he made a good provision both for , .Tftremlah and for me. He knew Jeremiah and he mistrusted him, however; so Instead of giving him all that he 'meant him to have he handed me over a part of it, telling me, with what was 'almost his dying breath, to hold it in ftrust for my brother, and to use it in ,Ws behalf when he should have squandered or lost all that he had. This ar- ]"angement waa meant to be a secret 'between my father and myself, but un- 'fortunately his words were overheard 'by the nurse, and she repeated them (afterwards to my brother, so that he V;ame to know that I held some money $3 trust for him, I suppose tobacco will not harm my head,, Doctor? Thank 1 'vo'u, then I shall' trouble you for the ••natohes, Ida." She lit a cigarette, and leaned back upon the pillow, with the blue wreaths curling from her lips. | "J cannot tell you how often he has attempted to get that money from'me, ' He has bullied, cajoled, threatened, coaxed, done all that a man could do, ' I still held Jt with the presentiment that a need of it would come.' 1 When I heard of this villainous business, his flight, "and his leaving his partner to face the storm, above all that my old friend had been driven to surrender his income in Kprder to make up for my brother's de• faloations, I felt that now indeed I had "''Si neefl f «r H. I sent in Charles yesterday fo Mr, MoAdam, and his client, uppn''hearlng the facts of the 9 a » e t very graciously consented to give back the " f , papers, and to take the money which he r,had advanced, Not a word of thanks to « nie, Admiral. I tell you that }t was very $ cheap benevolence, for it was all done jjftiyUto. his pwn money t ana how couia j ,u>e it better? 1/«'j thought that I should probably " uro him soon, and I did,, Last there was hwJed in a noVe of ringing tone. He Abroad at the risk pf'Wi life and llb'erty, just in order that " might eay goodbye to the only sls- , ' that he ever ba<?, and to entreat my !* forgiveness for any pain which he had ^gaugeg me. He would never trpuble ma UftWta* and he begged only that J,w°»lfJ ,pd over tP him the sun) which ; held trust jfor him, That, with wha,t he j4 ftlreftdy, w ou W be enough to start „, film &§ m hgjjgst ipan Jn the, pew world, ^** ^KfifR &e WWW ever' remember ana u \BSft3f'lur tb e defr sister who ha£ been tter-| ftj}3 Jit, §n4?rt by Imploring nie t° |V§^ A? ijsflndpj^jattoh open., and to,,bo ' • '' " ' rpom. at three in the">jn.p'ra!" "" qp,m.& to, receive., ray, Sgiaft jks.toe was, I emiW wot, sjfhea he & $h.er# ai- jh£ h-osr- Iftf,. H:«jteffi^rj?«gb jb? Tyiaa»», : an4 ^Uffafl M l JMLwMJ" Q fi e I«;lf!^iL& results ot his villainy. Me shrieked,'' '' a curse, and pulling eomethiHt out the bi-cast of his coat*-a loaded Stick, 1 thlnk--he struck hie with It, and 1 remembered nothing more." "The blackguard!" cried the boctof, "but the police must be hot Upon his track." , "1 fahc: c hot," Mrs; Westmacott answered rnimiy. "As my brother is a particUlarl tall, thin Wfth, and as the police are Moklng for a short, fat one, I do not think that It is vefy probable that they will catch him. It Is best, I think, that these little .family matters should be adjusted lit private." "My dear ma'am.*' said the Admiral, "If it is indeed this man's money that has brought back my pension, then I can have no Scruples about taking it. You have brought sunshine upon us, ma'am, when the clouds Were at their darkest, for here Is my boy Who Insists upon returning the money which I got. He can keep it now to pay his debts. For what you have done I can only ask God to bless you, ma'am, and as to thanking you I can't even " "Then pray don't try," said the wld- ow. "Now run away, Admiral, and make your peace with Mrs. Denver. I am sure if I were she It would be a long time before I should forgive you. As for me, I am going to America when Charles goes. You'll take me so far, won't you, Ida? There Is a college being built in Denver which Is to equip the woman of the future for the struggle of life, and especially for her battle against man. Some months ago the committee offered me a responsible position upon the staff, and I have decided to accept.it, for Charles' marriage removes the last tie which binds me t» England. You will write to me aomo* times, my friends, and you will addreor your letters to Professor Westmacott, Emancipation College, Denver. From there I shall watch how the glorious struggle goes on In conservative old England, and If .1 am needed you will find me here again fighting in the forefront of. the fray. Good-bye—but not you, girls;-1 have still a word I wish to say to you. "Give me your hand, Ida, and yours, Clara," said she. when they wei;e alone. "Oh, you naughty little pusses, aren't you ashamed to look me in the face? Did you think—did, you really think that I was so very blind, and could not see your little plot? You did it very well, I must say that, and really I think that .1 like-you better as you are: But you had all your pains.for nothing, you little conspirators, for I'give you my word that I had quite made up my mind not to have him." . And so within a few weeks our little ladies from their observatory saw a mighty bustle in the Wilderness, when two-horse carriages came, and coachmen with favors, to bear away the twos who were destined to come back one. And they themselves In their crackling silk:dresses went across, as invited,.to the big double wedding breakfast which was held in the house of Doctor Walker. Then there ,was; health-drinking, and laughter, and changing of dresses, and rice-throwing when the carriages drove up again, and two more couples started on that Journey which ends only with life itself. Charles Westmacptt is how a flourish-' ing ranchman'in the western part of Texas, where he and his sweet little wife, are'the two most popular persons in all that county. Of their, aunt they see little, but from time to time they see notices in the papers that there Is a focus of light in Denver, where mighty thunderbolts are being forged which will, one day .bring the dominant sex upon their knees. . The.Adinlral and his wife still live at number one, while Harold and Clara have taken number two, where Doctor Walker continues to, reside. As to the business,-!! had been reconstructed, and the energy and abiln Ity of the junior partner had spon made up for all the ill that had been done by. his senior. Yet with his sweet and re- flned home atmosphere he is able to realize his wish,' and tb keep himself free from the sordid ainjs and base ambitions which drag down the man whose business lies tpo exclusively In the money market of the vast Babylon, As he goes back every evening from ,the crowds of Throgmorton Street' to 'the tree-lined peaceful avenues of Norwood, so he has found it possible in spirit also to do one's duties amidst the babel of the City, and yet to live beyond it. THE END. troecgj SomoMHics tonics ftntnral Hut a» A Ocftcrftt ftnlfe One Crtn 866 ifi» t-lngot Mrttka bt tin tlhc*plofctl An Account Wth tup UcjitUt. Brown had the reputation of being the most miserable pf men, but he plumes himself on h ls inexorable sense of Justice. For fifteen years be owed a. dentist ?1B fpr< filling a front 0 topth with gpjd, refusing tp pay'it because he said the bill was exorbitant. The other day the filing came ,°ut. He tpok the gold tp a jewelry stPre and had it valued, Then he wrote to the dentist and inclosed a check fpr the amount; "Actual vaiue pf the gpJd, 13.50 j ampunt pf labpr (which I deem liberal), $5; fpr use pf the tPPth fifteen years, ?5; tptal f 13,50. •? return, the gold on accpunt and inclose checH for balance, |}p, Np IfQPP Qf "jiow much will you take for Infernal acggrdftn?" denuded the rod" {a.cga-cJttien^YhQ had ttyl'Wst We, bead, ,jut 9? the'second stpry window. •' ,".H wouldn't do, yflvi, %wy gqpa t£ rfin thfi ** Wr -" HEN emigratipn to the west began; as early as i?83, the leaders 6f the east- fern states were frightened. There still exist old pamphlets, not td say old caricatures, which ridicule the desire to go west. In a dozen forms the old atory is still told of the emigrant from a Massachusetts town, who went to Ohio, carrying with him a jug Of molasses, attd came back boasting that he had sold his molasses for enough to pay fpr the melafises and the jug. On th« right hand and on the left, every effort was made to persuade our people that they had better stay here and not trust themselves to the rlcn valleys of the Scioto and the Miami. Those who went and. trusted themselves there were perfectly indifferent as to what was said to those who remained behind. And the caricature and the pamphlet are now left to the dust of antiquarian libraries, and only referred to ao Mrs. Partlngton's broom is referred to, tvith which she tried to sweep back ,the WaVeS of the sea. All the same, however, little or nothing is known about the wave of emigration. De ToCquovllle studied the matter with care, and gave to us the curious;figure, which has been verified, that the average flow of the wave was, in his.time, seventeen miles in a year. A similar flow began from the Pacific coast eastward, after we took a foothold in Oregon and California, and the two waves have met each other. There are people to-day who are as unwilling to encourage emigration to the west from New England as their grandfathers were. They are a little apt to be people who own tenement houses, ten stories high, and would be glad to make them twenty stories high if they could get gopd rents fpr the nineteenth and twentieth stories. They arp people who are living under the delusion that a city, because its population is' large, is prosperous and rich. But tho prophecies of ! these people, and the Partlngtonlsm, dpes'net in the least affect'the purpose of those people who wish to emigrate/As Abraham Lincoln would have said, tnose people who want to go want to go, and those people who mean to go mean to go. In point of fact, roughly speaking, 2 per cent of the pppulat'ipn pf the seaboard states move westward every year. It is a little curious, and it is'satisfactory for us In Massachusetts to pbserve that the attraction of Massachusetts to another set of people-is, in'its way, as great'as, in Its way, the attraction of the western valleys. It would ; probably be fair to say that at this moment 280,000 persons born in Massachusetts are living in other states of the American union, and that, 280,000 persons born In other states are living in Massachusetts.' The two fancies about moot each other. The account is about as broad as it is long. At'the interesting meeting held oh Monday evening, the first colony club In Massachusetts was formed, not to make any particular colony for any particular place, but set on foot,such arrangements as .shall tend to the comfort of emigrants. The Colony Club proposes to collect and circulate information on the subject of open-air life in th'e west. It proposes some such mutual assistance as ' has proved possible In the Chautauqua circles and Pther 'gre,at reading circles of the country. It proposes the establishment of similar .clubs in all the larger centers of New England. And it cannot be 'doubted under prudent and wise management a satisfactory result may be secured. To a certain extent, the indifference Of tho general government towards interior emigratien may be atenea fpr by such arrangements as these clubs may he able to make.—Edward Everett Hale, in Boston Cpmmonwealth. A Heurt The old-time donkey party recently suggested a new form ,of evening entertainment, namely, a "heart party," A large heart made of red flannel cloth was pinned upon a sheet hung from a door, In the center of the heart was sewed a small circle of white, Arrows of white cloth with pins placed .therein wer? Bive» to the gu^ts, each arrow bearing a number, the, nuwber cprre 7 spppding to a list wherepji the names and numbers of the guests were placed. The point of the game, pf course, 'was tp see which perspn, when blindfolded, would pin the arrow nearest to the ceo-- tral spot pf white, ppur prises were -one each for the }ady and g0s- coming the nearest to the cenr ter, and. one each to tbpso opting the fartbert frpro ths fculiseye, The prises consisted of a beart-sbapecl pincushion, ft heart-shaped pbotpgrsph frame, gii* yey heartTijhaped pin, and ft heart- shaped "hp.s 'of bonbons.', • The bpo.by prigea w.erfl a. Brownie boldjpg a/tjsy •heart wjtb ag arrowy inscribed, "Try, try 8g4»." and & pi»cush"iQ» nja.de jtf red, gattBf ebjpej jifee a b, e <jt. -r AM' ' : ^^ , ...*..- afta when 6fle of the Wdtteftj WHO have" gbilen to know each othef rety te'll. appears upon the porch of the 8dtinffy house or hatel, valise iH hand, fthd while the Impatient drivef of the stage o? carriage pretests londly afld often, this sort 6f thing occurs: "Otood'byei Miss Betois (kiss). Qood-byei MisS Jones (kiss). So sorry to leave you all! Goodbye, Mr. Brown j kiss you? datlgli^ ter for me, Ail right, driver j we're edming. Good-bye, Miss Jertks (kisS), Good-bye, everybody. COihe albfig Katie; all right, driver. Where's Miss Burt? oh, deaf! I've left iny utiibffeila, and it's bad luck to go back! Oh, thank you so much! All right, driver! i declare it's tbo bad to leave you all. You must call and see «s some time- 1 Newark, Ohio, you know. Good-bye! Good-bye!" There's a flutter of handkerchiefs from the stage, a reply from the porch and the vehicle has turned tho corner. A quiet little man, who saw one of these performances the other day, said to his wife: "Maria, must we do that sort of thing when we go tomorrow?" "Why, certainly 1" was tho reply. "You wouldn't be impolite, would you?" "Yes, I would," said ho, earnestly, "and I will, too. I'll never do that, and I tell you so right now. I'll say goodbye to the wholo lot In a general way, same as the deacon said grace over the whole barrel of pork, but I won't go 'round in any such fashion as that." "Then they'll bo very much hurt, and so shall I," said his wife. "You always do want to sneak out of everything and leave it for mo to do." "Oh, all right," he said; doggedly; "I'll do It." So when they appeared oiwthe porch the next day, equipped for traveling, the husband laid his satchel in the 'bus, came back, seized the prettiest girl, gave her a rousing kiss, and said: "Good-bye, Miss Field; I really hate to leave you." Then ho gyrated around like a hum- mingtop, shook hands with the men, hugged the landlady, and kissed two more pretty women—married, these— before their, husbands could protest or his panic-stricken wife interfere. Then he bounced into the omnibus, and said, .as they were driven depotward: "Well, Maria, that was one time I didn't sneak, did I?"—New York Recorder. " ••.•'" •' : *~ bLtt §6L5i6«§. th6 Mfrtatft MWtfd 16' 'mm fep,aJt_pp4d^r }s el ways ' ' ' A Model Child, --'•-..., Her; temper's always sunny, her hair • •'•. is ever neat; • . "•'••• She doesn't care for candy—she says It Is too sweet! ' " " . She loves to study, lessons—her sums are always right; And she gladly goes to bed at'8 every single night! Her apron's never tumbled, her hands are always clean ; With buttons missing from her shoes .. she never has been seen, , She remembers to say "Thank you," . and "Yes, ma'am, if you please;" And she never cries, nor frets, nor whines; she's never been known to tease. Each night upon the closet shelf she puts-away her toys; She never slams the parlor door, nor makes the slightest noise;' But she Cloves to run on errands and to play with little brother, • And sHe's never In her'life been seen to disobey her mother. "Who is this charming little maid? I long to grasp her hand!" She's the daughter of Mr. Nobpdy, And she lives In Nowhereland! —Helen Hopkins, in St. Nicholas, I'roof of Genius, First Poet—I t/bink Thomson's "Seasons" is the most remarkable book ever written. Second Poet—Why? First Poet—It contains over 1,000 lines on spring, and lie managed to get it pub,- Jished. WORTH KNOWING. Women have colds in the head loss frequently than men, because they are not accustomed to heavy head cover- Ings, When an artery has been severed the? blood comes )n jets, because the heart throws it directly to the point where the artery has been cut. The most sensitive nerves are in the nose, tongue and eyes, because IB these organs greater sensitiveness is needed thai} in any other part of the body. Many diseases cause pallor because in wasting diseases the number of red corpuscles iu the blood is diminished, and thjs fact Is apparent in the cplor pf the skin. The cheeks become pale from fear he* cause the mental emotion .diminishes the action of the heart and lungs, and so impedes the circulation. The taste }s often the last faculty to be impaired by old age, because it is most needed for the protection of the individual spinet tlie, use of The term "thjck-he'aded" as applied to stupid people, ha,s its foundation jji, 1 a fact of natuv'e, It often happens' that the hr&tB .ib^nk,?, ancj as it dpes," &p ; ,. P-eppJe gjiiS the . W dje^ndjus the Hot, W&ttltifi, and fitii Sntttf-- HE) brahches tt the pthe tfeeS like sheltering firms bend low, And the limbs above are lighted with ruddy glow, The crackle of the burning logs, the merry song and speech, Air mingle frith the rhythmic beat of waves upon.the beach, And resounding through the valley, in echo loud and long, You hear the hills call back again the last words of the song, And comes a solemn mome'nt, while each heart bends to the spell, As further in the distance sounds "My own true love, farewell!" It is only fpr a moment—the hearts are glad and young- Tlie spirit pf the mpuntain speaks in np familiar tpnguo. And each face within the circle reflects a merry smile, Some watch the flames in silence as the banjo's tuned the while; Some messages are whispered, some answering glances read, The pine trees shed their fragrance as they waver overhead, Then shouts of joyous laughter make the limbs to shake and toss, As the stately mountains echo "There's one wider ribber to cross"— A, sweet song, one pathetic, and the forest seems to be Attuned to all Its feeling and alive with sympathy. The boughs in time are nodding, and the bright flames slowly, die, While the wind from o'er the mountains seems passing with a sigh, There is/pathos in our voices, there are tears within our eyes, A flood of secret longings in our hearts unbidden rise. Loves and hopes that are unknown— these the unseen forms repeat, As they echo from their'caverns "Marguer lta-~Marguerltc!" Then the winds forget their sighing and the flames start up again, As a dozen hearty voices join in some farewell refrain, As the bpats are quickly laden and the oars push out from shore The forest with its magic seeks to lure us back once more. The sky above Is darker than the shelter of the trees, While the fire is very tempting in tho chilly evening breeze, And to catch tho mountain'echo we linger on our oar, The answer Is a mockery—"We'll leave theo never more." —Flavel Scott Mines. Ilo/rlendliiR mi Knomy, "If thine enemy hunger, feed him; If be thirst, give him drink," is .a text which found many a.fulfillment during our late war—on both sides. The following example is quoted from the "History of the 106th Pennsylvania Regiment," and the occurrence, took place after the battle of Fair Oaks, Such reminiscences, can do nothing but good. During the day Adjutant PJels asked Captain Ford to take a walk with him over the field. They had not gone far, however, before the adjutant said; "I cannot stand this; it makes me sick to see such terrible sights." The dead lay piled on top of each other just as they had fallen, all mangled and torn, while the groans of the wounded and dying were agonizing to hear. So the adjutant turned back, but the captain kept on, and soon came to an old man sitting up against a tree, while across his lap lay a youg Jad, whose flue features, pale face and light, wav- in'g hair would 'readily have been taken for a young girl's. Addressing the old man' the captain inquired his regiment, "Hampton Legion," he replied. Being asked, where ho was wownded, he unbuttoned his coat and displayed an ugly wound in his right arm, The captain asked t.he Jad what regl- ment be. belonged to, and he replied, "Hampton Legion." • "Then you know eacfc other?" "Yes, lie/s wy boy," said the old "he fell, badly wounded J« the leg, i came to help him and wa§ ijjt mysejf, I have tied his wound up a« ^eil as I can, but vye have IjQtH Jpst sp mucli Wood that I'm afraid we 4 can'£ stand it much longer." He then told how Jje liad dragged jiis boy tp the tree, tafeen^pff hig gym shirt aji4 torn it into stripy tied, \jp th.o wp w d p weji $s j^ cwJd, and had sat; down; witlj the l?9y'a bpaa lap, WftUlPg tp,be tafeeft'.tQ tto that w e bad. Jjr lp,Qk, after flu-fit, k h(j'.wo,u,}d ' ,fne M and said, '*dd|>talft» ytf&^m w lives, t m Mi tnifik rt Yankee be so klhdV' . . •'•:. 1 At a recefit banquet lit the Washington^ dettefft! Sickles the fbiidwlng remarkable" Lincoln! , ' •„; "It was en the 6th day &t ifuIy r ,l88S that 1 Was brought td WaSfalngWh "dn i stretcher from the field 6f .OettysfeUfl Heating pf my arrival, president Llfi coin dame to my wont and gat dawn my bedside, Ha asked about the gi battle, and when 1 told him df the rible slaughter, the tears streamed fitom ' his eyes. I asked him if he had doubt* od the result, He said, 'So,' ' Then he. continued! ' " 'This may seem strange to you, but ' a few days ago, when the opposing armies were converging, I felt aa ntevef. before my utter helplessness in the great crisis that waa td come upon thd country. 1 went into my own rodnt' and locked the door, then I knelt' down and prayed as 1 had never prayed' before, I told God that he had called me to this ppsition, that I had' done all' that I could do, and that the result now was in his hands; that I felt my own weakness and lack of power, and that I knew that if the country was to be saved It Was because he willed ' It. When I went down from my room 1 1 , felt that there cpuld be nc doubt - of tfhe, Issue. The burden seemed- to havei-, rolled off my shoulders, my ^ intense * I anxiety.was relloved.vand in its^plaoe^ came a groat sense of trustfulness, and', that was why I did not doubt the result 5 at Gettysburg. -And, what Is mofe>i, Sickles,' he continued, 'I belieVe thatV we may hear at any moment of a 'great ' success by Grant, who has been pegging, away at Vlcksburg for so many months; By to-morrow you will hear that ho has / wen a victory as important to'us-in;the" west as Gettysburg Is In the east.' "Then, turning to me, he said, 'Sickles, I am In a prophetic mood today, and I know that you will get well'.', "'The-doctors do not give me that hope, Mr. President,' I said, but he answered cheerfully; 'I know you will get- well, Sickles.'." I Grant's Council of War. ':"In one respect Grant," said Colonel McFall of St. Louis, whp served, with ,' him befere Vlcksburg, "was a seurce of •> great worriment to the commanding of-' fleers taking , part • in his councils,of, war. This came from his reticence,durr Ing the councils and hits prompt indi- • vldual action afterward. Grant.would sit and'listen'to all the others had to say, smoking his cigar and occasionally taking a drink as this hospitable refreshment might be passed around. Then, when the talk was all over and • everyone had expressed his opinion as to what should bo done, Grant would leave tho tent and go to Rawllns, his, chief pf staff, and begin issuing orders. No one knew to,what decision he had arrived, and they • would -have no Idea what the next movement was to be un« ' til their orders were received. Especially to General John A. Logan, who commanded the division of which,my regiment was a part after McPherson, was killed, was this trait of Grant's a ' trial, "D—n it all!" Logan would say in his' impotupus way, "if Grant would only give us some idea of what he was think-' ing about! But no, he just listens without a word, and then, when we've told, ' all we know and think, off he. goes to , Rawllns', and that's the last we see or hear of him until his.orders fpr the- ; next movement cpme tp us!" Tho Warrior »nd Ills Snuff-Box. At spme maneuvers pf the volunteers in Dumfriesshire', the trpppa were di-. < vided Inte twp parts, an attacking and-a' defending force, The former were posted 'behind "a hedge during',- spme skirmishing, when one : ot the defenders suddenly burst through'- and was immediately surrounded, -' -.• ' ''Down with your arms—you're pjy, ! prisoner!" cried the sergeant, ' • ;v "Na,e, nao, mpn," returned the in* truder cpplly, "I'm nae preespner,'^. ,; "I tell ypu we are the enemy," pried • the sergeant, r '' * '*'• • 'T'dinna care whether ye.'re' :tl«&', enemy pr nae/ 1 retprted tyeT intrepid' vplunteer, *'I hae lost'ina snuff-b9 x , J'm no gaun back withopt it.\' Amid general )a,ughter the ' warrior was allowed to Ippk f< snuff-box," and when he ftajj feujud he departed in peace, 'World- . ' ' ' >'../'' , ^ j 1 1 ; D, Black, npw Pf Valley Q|(;y> Dakota, aufl an, ai4o tp (jeijerni during, the wgr, 8ftys,t&a.Hn. ji bullet strike hta is nm^-i" »»•* •>=*?&< didn't bwrt Qft

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