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TUESDAY Sf.kate: The house bill to
-amend the revised statutes in reference to
-temporary designations to fill vacancies
In cast) of death, slckneas or the absence of
the heads of departments, was passed. The
fortification bill was discussed and an
amendment reducing the appropriation of
$1,000,000 to $800,000 for the purpose of oil
tempered and annealed steel for high
power coast defense guns, was agreed to.
Other -amendments wen offered, but no
; IIousk: After passing a number of bills
-of minor importance, the house went into
committee of the whole on the diplomatic
-and consular appropriation bill. The en
tire time was occupied in general debate,
and without disposing of the bill the house
WEDNESDAY Senate: The fortifica
tions appropriation bill was then consid
ered ana a number of committee amend
ments were agreed to and the bill was
passed. The military academy appropria
tion bill was reported and passed and the
,penaion bill taken op, but .went over as
unfinished business. The senate then
after a brief executive session adjourned.
House: In committee of the whole on
the diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill, Mr. McAdoo of New Jersey said the
United .States should have unrestricted
trade and commercial union or that it
should have no commercial dealings with
Canada. The bill was laid aside- with
favorable recommendation and the com-.
mittee proceeded to a consideration of the
sundry civil appropriation bill. After a
long discussion the committee rose and
the diplomatic appropriation bill was
passed.- The conference report was
adopted on a bill providing for an addi
tional justice of the supreme court of
propriation bill, with all committee
.amendments, was passed, and the eight
hour bill reported. The senate then, after
-an executive session, adjourned..
House: The house, after agreeing to
meet at 11 o'clock a. in., during the re
mainder of the session, went into commit
tee of the whole on the sundry civil bill.
The bill was read by paragraphs for amendment."-
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FRIDAY Senate: The naval appropri
ation bill was reported. A resolution was
.adopted calling on the president for the
corespondence in reference to the killing
of Barrundia. - Senator Morgan addressed
the senate in support of the bill to aid in
the construction of the Nicaragua mari
time canal. The balance of the session
was occupied in discussion of the eight
House: V The annate bill amending the
land forfeiture act of Sept. 30, 1890, was
passed. The postoffice appropriation bill
was reported and placed on the calendar.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the sundry civil appropria
tion bill. The pending q:estion was the
decision of the chair upon the point of
order raised against Mr. Bland's silver
Amendment, The point of order was1 sus
tained and Mr, Bland appealed. Before
the vote on the appeal was token there
was great excitement in the house and
nearly every member rose and anxiously
watched the count. The decision of the
hair was sustained and when the vote
yeas, 131; nays, 137 was announced there
waa on outburst of applause on the Re
publican side. Seven I)emocrats voted in
t.h AfiirmAtfvA Anil pIavaii t-?rtiihlirnna in
the negative. , Debate on the paragraph in
the bill relative to the world's fair con
sumed the balance of the day and then the
house, without action, took a recess at 6
o'clock, the evening session being for the
consideration of pension bills.
SATURDAY Senate: The order for
night sessions, submitted by Mr. Ed
munds, was taken up and agreed to.
During the remainder of the session the
senate will meet at 11 a. m. and take a re
cess from 6 to 8 p. m. '
. IIousk; The conference report to ratify
the agreement with the Sac and Fox na
tions of Indians and the Iowa Indians in
Oklahoma was adopted. The report of
the Raum investigating committee was
submitted and ordered printed and recom
mitted. MONDAY Senate: In the senate the
credentials of Daniel W. Voorhees and
Henry C. Ilansbrough as senators from the
states of Indiana and North Dakota re
spectively, were presented and filed. A
resolution was adopted calling upon the
president for correspondence relative to
the importation of products of the United
States into Brazil. Senator Blair's motion
to reconsidered the vote recommitting the
eight-hour law was rejected and the bill
was sent back to the committee on educa
tion and labor.. The house copyright bill
was then taken up and discussed until 6
p. m., when the senate took a recess until
8 o'clock. '
House: After an unsuccessful effort to
consider bills pertaining to the District of
Columbia, the sundry civil appropriation
bill , was taken up in committee of the
whole, and after some - discussion it .was
passed. The legislative appropriation bill
was then taken up, but without disposing
of it the, hodVe, adjourned.
Professor Koch has arrived at Constan
A Louisville dry goods house will test
the constitutionality of the McKinley bilL
Harry Stovey stgiied a contract to play
with the Boston league base ball club.
The relations of the striking London
dock laborers and the ship owners con
John Thyson, the St Louis grain broker
who failed recently, will pay his creditors
85 per cent, in cash, and 75 per cent, in
The Central Farmers' institute of To
ronto, Out, passed a resolution favoring
free trade between the United States and
Two burglars were going through Judge
H. J. twine' house in Cleveland, O.,
when the judge opened fire, and John Far
lev, a colored man, one of the thieves, waa
aejizer act of tee canii
THE SUN OF LIBERTY IS SET."
Bcnj. Frantlin. ' ,
THE SENATE DEFEATS THE CON
THE NAMES OF THE TRAITORS.
Collins, of Gage,
Turner, of Saline,
Taylor, of Loup.
We stop oar press to announce the
consummation of the vilest legislative
villainy ever perpetrated by any legisla
tive assembly. '
At 8 p. m. Wednesday the senate
of Nebraska refused by a formal vote
to pass the concurrent resolu ion con
vening the joint session for the trial of
the con' est. '. " '' '
That the result was produced by the
vilest corruption and treachery we bave
no manner of doubt. That any man
can say that hU conscientious scruples
prevented him from allowing this con
test to be tried will not wash.
We want every man in this state to
see the names of the men who were
false to their party, false to thoir pledges,
and false to the commonest dictates of
honor. . .V
- One is a hoary headed old villain
from our own county, , Gage. We
blush for the fact.. One is from Saline
Co. One is from Loup Co. This .last
man is not paly a traitor bat a skulker.
Too much of a coward to toe the mark
either way, he slunk out like a sneak
ing cur and refused to vote,
i l; The Ayes and Noes.
Ayes Coulter, Day, Dysart, Hill,
Michener, Foynter, Randall, Sanders,
Smith, Stevens, Warner, Williams. -12.
Nays Brown, Chnstopherson, COL
LINS, Eggleston, Keifer, Mattes, Moore,
Schrara, Shumway, Switzler, Thomas,
TURNER, Vanhonsen, Wood. 14. ; !
Not voting TAYLOR. .
Paired Beck and Shea; Horn and
Starbuckl Koontz and Wilson. 6, ,
Further comment next weelf. , '
A large camp of the Sons of Veterans has
been organized at Lyons. ..
, The Auburn city council has authorized
a preliminary survey for water works. -
John E. Shipman, a won known attorney
of Kearney, has been arrested for forgery
The bill to abolish'bbcket shops- wa -reported
for passage in the Nebraska house.
The commissioners of Colfax county
bave set aside $6,000 with which to estab
lish a poor farm. ' .
Capt. J. 3. Hedges, one of the wealthiest
and most popular men of Shelton, died.
He was 51 years of age.
The firm of Lorance & Brush, bakers and
confectioners at Auburn, has assigned for
the benefit of creditors. .
The 4-year-old Ron of Mrs. Richard Moon
of Atkinson drank .a bottle of strychnine
solution and died in agony.
D. P. Davis, a prominent citizen of Har
rison, died at Hot Springs, S. D., while on
a visit. He was 63 years old.
A farmer's institute will be held at Au
burn, Feb. 11, 12 and 13, and an interesting
programme has been prepared. - .
Wesley Hudson, aged IT, at Dorsey. Holt
county, was accidentally shot and killed
by Thomas Crowe, a neighbor.
- An election has been called for March 8
at Tekamah - on the question of issuing
(10,000 in bonds for waterworks.
. The question of changing from the com
missioner system to township organization
is being agitated in Burt county.
The $80,000 of Cass .county court house
bonds have been sold to the state at par, to
be paid for out of the permanent school
fund. ' .
A bill has been introduced in the legisla
ture to increase the saloon license in cities
of over 1,000 inhabitants from $1,000 to
Theodore Meyer, a Schuyler dry goods
dealer, has made an assignment in favor of
Chicago creditors. His liabilities are
The Fremont police looked with suspic
ion on an old man who plied the profession
of begging in five different languages and
ran him in.
"High water mark" was reached by the
Chicago Packing and Provision Company
of Nebraska City : last week when 9,630
hogs were killed.
John Harrison of Winnebago precinct,
Thurston county, was convicted of bribery
on election day and fined $1. A friend paid
the fine for him.
The Superior hose company has a by-law
prohibiting members from wearing dress
parade uniforms to fires, and making this
offense punishable with a fine.
Dick Ridglcy and John Abbott were ar
rested at Friend on the charge of stealing
hogs from Alldrith's stockyards. Three
fat porkers ' were found in their posses
It is said that ex-Treasurer Weekes of
Greeley county, who was arrested charged
with embezzlement, has paid into the
treasury $1,500 toward what he terms mis
takes in his accounts.
Agnes Hessling of Nebraska City, ran off
and married Lee Morgan, the man of her
choice, in spite of parental opposition', but
her mother has all her clothes locked up
and refuses to give them to her. v
Matthew Campbell, aged C3, li ving nine
miles northwest of Talniage, and Mrs. E.
E. Karl, aged 85, of Blue Springs, were
married on the rear platform of the Burl
ington and Missouri Beatrice train at Te
cumseh. - . ..
A Beatrice man is charged with tying
his 10-year-old son to a chair and whipping
him unmercifully upon the slightest prov
ocation. The boy, it is said, has been
forced to spent the recent cold nights out
LINCOLN, NEB., SATURDAY, FEB. 14, 1891.
MILES ASJ JEITEBSON DAVIS.
The General Denies the Ulegatloat'Made
hy Davis Wfdew.
Chicago. Feb, 10. In the memoirs of
Jefferson Davis, recently published by
his widow, many pages are devoted to a
description of the "Tortures of Fortress
Monroe," of which district Gen. Miles,
now at the division of the Missouri, was
in command at the time Davis was im
prisoned there. Mrs. Davis charge
Gen. Miles with cruelty to the ex-presi-den
of the Confederacy. He is charged
with shackling Davis by brutal force,
keeping him in a vermin-infested cell,
withholding his clothes and linen and
making souvenirs out of his possessions,
even his hair, when he had it cut.
Gen. Miles was interviewed in regard
to the matter. He said be did not mind
the attack. "Of .course,' he added,
"Mrs. Davis feels bitter towards me, as
she probably does towards many more
northern soldiers. While caring noth
ing at all for anything she may say or
write, I would call your attention to tH
fact that Jefferson Davis managed t)
survive my cruel treatment and livei
twenty years after, finally dying of 'l
age. That would hardly nave bees L
case, I think. St be had been subxtsi
to suthorrible aBsssa. There, is not a
particle of truth in the statements made
by his wife. The fact is that Jeff Davis
never was in better trim than "when he
Cl'BED BI THE LYMPH. ' .
A Consumptive Restored hy ltw Keek's
Bemedy Spurlou Lymph Cuaaee Death.
St. Lous,; Feb,. 10. W. A. Walters,
who entered the Missouri hospital Jan.
21 a consumptive, leaves cured. All the
known tests fail to reveal the slightest
trace of consumption or tuberculosis of
the lnngs, and, so far as medical experts
are able to ascertain, Koch's lymph has
performed the wonderful cure. Walters
was a consumptive for more than a
year. - w -
' ": ."' Spurious Lymph.'
Kansas City, Feb. 10. Was John B.
Ells murdered? That is the question
which Coroner Langsdale and an able
corps of assistants endeavored to decide
at a post-mortem examination of the
body at Stine'a morgue. : Ells died at
the city hospital from the effects of an
injection of what was said to be Dr.
Koch's lymph. There is a great deal of
interest taken in the case among the
members of the medical profession.
There is a great deal of doubt as to the
genuineness of the fluid injected. The'
deceased wife is loud in her dennnci
tion of Dr. Banm, who administered the
lymph, and says that she and her family
were ignorant of the experiment. The
coroner is very skeptical on the subject
of Dr. Koch's treatment and when he
learned of Ells'' death he determined that
a thorough investigation and a post
mortem examination should be made.
Want a Skip Canal.
' Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. 10.
The Columbia and Snake Hirer Ancil
lary Waterway convention, consisting
of delegates from Washington, Oregon,
and Idaho, has adopted resolutions ex
pressing belief that a ship railway, as
recommended by the Oregon delegation
in congress, is the most economical,
satisfactory and expeditious plan for a
permanent improvement of the dalles of
the Columbia river. The memorial to
the legislatures of Washington, Oregon
and Idaho sets forth that financial dis
tress prevails in the territory drained by
the Columbia, on account of inability of
the railroad companies to move the
grain crop at the proper time, and as a
temporary relief urges the construction
of a portage railway around the cas
cades and dalles, in order that the river
may be made navigable to the inland
Santa Fe-IMo Grande Absorption.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 10. A
rumor is current in railroad circles here
that a deal is on foot which will result
in the absorption of the Rio Grande
Western bv the Santa Fe company.
Presidents Manville and Palmer, of the
respective roads, have both been here
during the last few days and made trips
of inspection of the western lines, and
surface indications seem to give plausi
bility to the report that Aconsohdaiion
is being arranged. Having purchased
the Colorado Midland, with a terminus
at Grand Junction, the acquirement of
the Western would give the Santa Fe
increased advantages in obtaining coast
business and doubtless accelerate an ex
tension to San Francisco from Salt Lake
via the Yosemite Pass.
South Dakota Claim jumpers.
Chamberlain, S. D., Feb. 8. Claim
junipers are amioTing settlers on the
ceded Sioux lands. Many of these set
tlers wera compelled , to leave their
claims at the commencement of winter,
intending, of course, to return in the
spring. v Claim jumpers have taken ad
vantage of this and are locating new
settlors on the claims of the settlers
who are temporarily absent. Serious
trouble will result.
Central America at Peaee.
. New York, Feb. 11. Jacob Baise,
consul general of Guatemala and Hon
duras in the United States, received the
following cablegrams from President
Barillas of' Guatemala and President
Brogan of Honduras:
Guatemala, Feb. 9, 1891.
The rumors about the revolution in Hon
duras and Central America arc untrue.
All Central America is at peace and busily
engaged in gathering the eoffee crop, which
will be the largest Guatemala has ha.d
HoxmiSAS, Feb. 9, 189L.
Complete peace reign 'n Central Amer
ica, Rumors to the MBtrary are false.
Honduras is all right. Brogab.
H MM A.
Wissmann Showing: Method in
His Alleged Madness.
PETITION TO THE CZAR RETURNED
V Its Author Without Comment A Poor
' Man' Poor Show lu FiKlhh Polities
An Alliuuee Acuinat gaa Salvador Our
Commercial Advantage la BrasIL
' London. Feb. 11. Late advices from
Zanzibar show that there ia no founda
tion for the report that Commander
Wiseman n's mind had become affected.
Earon Wissmann, on his return to the
German east coast , of Africa, found
t Lings in a deplorable condition and
roost of what he had accomplished nn
dane. The natives were insolent and
tla Arabs vrere resuming tha open traf
s in slaves. He ascertained that the
llish,hUe -professedly friendly,
weTpreading false reports among the
native tribes as to the power and Jjjtea
tbns of the Germans, and that a wide
reread impression prevailed that Ger
r :y waa simply an appendage of
Criit Britain. Wissmann ' undertook
vicrons measures to bring things hack
to their former standard. Ee put sev
ere! of the natives to, death who were
captured in the act of selling slaves, and
he rebuked the insolence of the native
chiefs by compelling them . to come be
fore him and again, in the most sub
missive manner, declare their allegiance
fo Germany. ' He is now engaged im
making war upon some tribes that still
defy . the German authority. The re
ports of his insanity he attributes to
English officials who are anxious to see
him removed from the coast, in order
that they may have some easier man to
deal with. .
Goes Without - aylng.
London, Feb. 11. The Guild hall
memorial of citizens of London to the
czar in favor of more lenient treatment
of the Russian Jews was returned to
Lor Salisbury from St.' Petersburg
wi' Jut any comment, through liaron
Dc 1. t!"B Russian ambassaaor. Its
signers, cf t 1 1 memorial are ind-it
fcnd, L Von De&taal, snubbed Zla;or
Savoy, Uking no notice of him, and
banded the reply to Lord Salisbury.
There is good authority for stating that
the memorial has not injured, but has
rather helped the Russian Jews, lt.was
forwarded to the czar through Gen. De
Ileichter. who is charged with the re
cention of oetitiona addressed to the
autocrat, and whose duty it is to make a
summary or sucn memorials lor tne
czar's personal perusal. In this case, it
is understood, the petition was submit
ted to the czar without being summar
ized. 1 1t is also stated that the czar was
pleased with the respectful manner in
which he was spoken of in the petition,
and that while it would be derogatory
to his dignity to change a line of policy
on such a memorial, yet that instruc
tions have been Riven to alleviate the
harshness of the anti-Jewish laws in
A Poor Maa Stand a Poor Show.
London, Feb. 11. Aveling, the so
cialist, having failed to make the de
posit required by the English law on
the Dart of a candidate for Darliament.
has been compelled to retire from the
contest in JNorthampton, ms nomina
tion being void. When the Social Dem
ocratic federation refused to advance
money for Aveling's candidacy it was
thought that tne Tones would do so in
order to keep him in the field and divide
the Liberal vote. The Tories, however,
chary of any dealings with Aveling for
fear that he might afteward expose the
connection between them and it, re
Bolved to let Aveling shift for himself.
This assures a Liberal victory at North
ampton, and is a great relief to Mr.
Henry Labouchere, who did not want A
person of Aveling's record as an asso
ciate in representing that place.
' Aro Catholics Eligible.
London, Feb. 11. In the house of
commons Mr. Causton. Liberal member
for South Wark, asked the government
whether, under existing laws and with
out further legislation. Catholics were
eligible to the offices of lord chancellor
of the United Kingdom and viceroy of
Ireland. Attorney General Sir Richard
Webster answered that lawyers diifered
on the question, which would become
a practical one requiring solution if any
government should appoint a Roman
Catholic to either of the offices named.
Our Advantages in IlraxM.
London, Feb. 11. Sir James- Fergu
son, of the foreign office, answering a
question to parliament relating to the
American reciprocity treaty with Bra
zil, and as to whether Great Britain
would have equal commercial advan
tages in Brazil with those bestowed by
the treaty on the United States, replied
that Great Britain had no commercial
treaty with Brazil and could not, there
fore, demand the some trading rights as
those bestowed by the treaty on the
. Alliance Against San Salvador.
City of Mexico, Feb. 11. A secret
j alliance has been signed between Guate
mala and Honduras against San Salva
dor. Guatemala is preparing for war
and bringing its army up to the standard
required by law. . President Barillas of
Guatemala is now at his country seat,
"Libertad."' Gen. Ruiz Sandoval has
asked the Guatemalan government for
THE CAMP FIRE.
EEJllXISCKXCn ISP INCIDENTS OF
TUI UTS ESSZUIO.V
A Dleaatrou CuuUMaao-Tu WtUUrao
" Oace Hare Other lateraeUug
Halter ter Tat.
Among the many good shots made
by the artillery on both sides, I think
one made by the Tenth Indiana bat
tery will rank away along up among
The Tenth battery, then under
command of Captain Cox, was attach
ed to Wagner a brigade of General
Woods1 Sixth division. At the battle
of Stone River, December Sd, 1882,
it wat posted on the left of the rail
road in the field just south of the
round forest, and from fifty to one
hundred feet from where 5now stands
tha llasen monument. After doing
splendid work through tha heat of the
battle it waa reserved for them to
crown their day's work with the most
splendid shet ever seen. ' ,
V Everything on the right of the rail
road be:.v defeated and driven back,
a new line was formed along tha tracx
of tha rtiiriad from Wagner's brigade
to the rear, thus leaving it3 Tenth
Indiana bajttery and its infantry sup
port at the point of the angle made if
this new formation.
. After the new formation tha field
from the railroad wet, across the
Nashville pike to the Cedar forest that
had been fought' over to fiercely that
morning, became tbe neutral ground
on which either army must fight to
, The last attempt tbe confederates
made on the front gave Capt Cox an
opportunity to put in a flank shot in
full battery on a line of infantry not
fifty yards away that he took advant
age of and executed wjth a result most
horrible to witness. '
A charging column was formed by
the confederates on tbe high ground
to the southwest of the burned Craven
house, and in splendid ! order came
across that field until their right flank
was opposite and' some fifty yards
from tbo battery. Cox, in' the mean
time, saw the direction they were tak
ing and thinking they might offer
their flank to hint, wheeled hit six
guns to the riSit, placing them to
bear on a given .point, then awaited
the moment to fire.
' Every batteryman was at his post
Elx lanyards were held by six powder
besmearod men who knew that but a
moment more they would send a bolt
of death and destruction into the ranks
of a brave but unsuspecting , foe.
Steady, men; hold, fojp the word,"
said Cox, as he sat in hit saddle
watehfpg- for the supreme moment
On they came! What a splendid line!
Their guns glistened in the descending
western' sun. Oh, how" beautiful
sight this moment, and oh, how hor
rible the nextt "Ready, fire," rang
out clear and distinct above the din
of battle to the right of us. The
smoke rose, and there- kfc. one long
winrow of death lay half of that splen
did line, while the others were seek
ing safety in flight. "We,t knocked
the bull's-eye," said Cox. "A cheer
and a tiger," said his infantry sup
port, and then rang out a prolonged
hurrah for the Tenth Indiana Volun
teer battery. T'cf.
Tbo Wilderness. ' ':.
Replying to Joseph II. 1 Carter's
Wilderness article recently published
as to Rice's Brigade, of the Fifth
Corps, being under Hancock at the
Plank road on the 6th of May, I will
stale that late in the aftarnoon of
May 5, Gen. Hancock was having a
severe engagement, and . called for
help. Gen. ; . Wadaworth,,- with his
Division and part of Robinson's Divi
sion, was ordered to report to Gen.
Hancock. Gen. Wadsworth was direc
ted to move his command so that he
would strike the Confederate left flank.
at that time stretched across the
Flank road and facing Hancock's
Corps. Gen. Wadsworth reached a
point near the Confederate flank,
where, owing to the density of the
Wilderness and darkness, he was ob
liged to halt for the night.
Capt. Meredith, of Gen. Wads-
worth's staff, was sent back to Gen.
Warren to report the situation and
bring up ammunition. The Captain
returned at 3 o'clock a. m., with or
ders to push forward at earliest dawn
and report to Hancock. - The Confed
erate commander finding a body of
troops approaching his flank, -with
drew during the night .to. relieve his
flank from Wads worth's' morning at
tach:. ' ,
Gen. Wadsworth' 8 command moved
forward and formed the right flank of
the Second Corps, then wheeled to
the right with the left on the Plank
road, and moved forward in line with
Gen. Hancock, Gen. Wadsworth
called for more troops to extend his
line to the right, learning the enemy
had extended past his flank, and it
was then that a brigade of the Ninth
Corps came and reported to Gen
Gon. Hancock sent word to Gen
Wadsworth to look out for his left on
the Flank road, as the Second Corps'
left was yielding to a Confederate
charge. Gen. Wadsworth seeing the
Confederate lines on his left across
the Plaak road, paaclcs by 1.1 J Zz.",
undertook to wheel some nZ2.ti t
the left and fire Into tha Cor..':
flank, but unfortunatsly Crt-x t i
flank of his own wheeling t;!: " j
into an Alabama brigade lying oa C )
ground, and received himself what Li
expected to give.
At this time much eonfuclon ex
isted, and Gen. Wads worth's comiczri
went back to the Brock road without
regard to alignment Gen. T7s-
worth did not rein his horse to the rt-jr
for an instant and when he 14 , tl
Alabama troops were within a fsw U.z
of him, yelling and shooting. Altlxl
place, the most advanota. fZzl'JLzx
taken by his troops. Can. CadawarCi
fell, shot through tha head.
Gen. Cutler tocx rz:nd cf tie
division, and the following morcLr j
reported to Gen. Varren.
That is why "some of tha lTi
Corps waa with Ilarieock." jEtoill
They Killoa a Core.
Never having seen anything ia
Camp Fire from the members cf Ca.
I, 7th Iowa loft, I rise is acx if cry
of them remember da tz.i tlrzJL
we bad with the JohnBiss, EczrCc'.;
bus, Ky., when Co. I killed a he if
That day the writer and a few otltra,
with Sergeant John T. WaJlca lar :n
maud, were sent out on picket C "J,
fifteen miles from Columbus, Tj..
which waa then full otrcta.
we got to our post tha writer czrza ca
first relief, an 4 the others st tzxn
by a large tree to talk. Thry rr- !i
quite a noise talking. Ttinkir j C
the enemy might be close I uli:
' "Wish you would be sl; i
cpuld hear if the rebs wera cornier"
"Are you Beared?" said -one. and
another said, "Xhero is no danger."
Do you hear that bell?'' said I.
"The rebs don't wear be'.L,n tzj
But I was still looking thrcV t J
ft nh. a F fir ft T tSaV Itftr-" "! f " 1
VllUWVt tfcwa wsn aav. a- u
Thsra Lbav arflt" an! a t1- r:V
wearing a lare white trt err a
around the bend In tthe r?-i tzl
Tha boys jumped to their (. .t, - I
Sergeant Wallen ordered us to t. a ca
the rebels, which we did and t:rt:i
to run back to a house a quarter cf a
mile distant, at the f;ri eft" t
t" T f. 5
ty j:-.:z C i .1' )
prctocUsa. Tts .'.J (
the hoccs tzl W tI a L..".j
skirmish. Comjrrry I L:.'.claL::
dead on the srtt: w:ur.I:3 tr
of the rebs. Czs cf C-T te- v.
wounded in Caf tm, rr4 c'rL: l
boles tiot ta tl.z'jt cz'.lt sCl'i
inOctcher, t-1 t :.;m
pany I reclined vI.Dl C itL J
we would Lear, "Fill in, Co:;izy 2V
and kill a horse!!' Ccrzsy I "a
with the regiment from Auu.t 1,
to July. 1865. This was the first ezz
pory of the 7th regiment to see tie
ensny.nnd the writer the first man to
call attention to the rebels on that oc
casion. If this ia read by any mem
bers of Co. I, or of the 7th regiment,I
would be glad to hear from them.'
. B. Conwell, 7th Iowa Inft.
' South Carolina's Bedbonoa.
There are a singular race of peopla
in South Carolina called theRedbonea.
Their origin ia unknown. They re
semble in appearance the gypsies, but
in complexion thoy are red. Thjy
have accumulated considerable prop
erty and are industrious and peace
able. They live in small settlements
at the foot of the mountains and asso
ciate with none but their own race.
iriey are a proud and nign-sptntea
people.- Caste is very strong among
them. They enjoy life, visit tbo
watering-places and mountain reaorta,
but eat . by themselves and keep by
When the war broke out several of
them enlisted in the Hampton legion,
and when the legion reached Virginia
there was a great outcry among tha
Virginians and the troops from other
states because we had enlisted ne
groes. They did not resemble-the
African in the least, except in cases
where Africans had amalgamated
with Indians. This intermixture,
which is common in the Cerolioas,
produces marvelous results. - It take
the kink out of the hair of an African,
straightens his features and improves
him in every way except in temper
Confed. After (he Artnr Canteen.
A committee of ladies who were
appointed by the National Convention
of the W. C. T. U., called upon the
president and secretary of war and
urged them to issue an order forbid
ding the sale of beer and light wines
at military posts. The committee)
said that the government was not only
licensing and encouraging beer and
wine drinking, but was even compel
ling commissioned officers of the army
to be "overseers of military saloon,
called canteens, thus giving a sem
blance of respectability to beer-drinking."
The Arithmetic of It.
Mr. G rumps ! don't see how it ia
these Mormon women could be eoav
tented with only, half & husband'
Mrs. Grumps "A woman with
half a husband has only half as mada
trouble as a woman with a wtila
husband That's why."
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