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It wag two or three days more before
he heard again from bom'.
"My Own Dear Chiid-They have let
me write at last, sad I can say bow much
I like to thiok of jour nestling up to dear
Aant Ursel, and how glad 1 am to find
(hat she was well enough to enjoy you. It
bs almost like being there to hear of you,
nd the only thins that grieves me is that
your father was very much vexed at yonr
setting of! in that sudden way, and at my
: being so foolish about it. V.'e are neither
uf us very strong, and we think if Aunt
I'rsel and Mary can keep you for a little
longer it will be better for you to stay
no. with them, as it might lie as dreary for
you as it was last winter, especially as
the Rectory folk will sixm be goim: into
residence. My dear, I wish you would
write a little apology to your father. Pray
Jo, and then you can euine back to your
loving little mother. A. I-'."
"As if I would or could.'' quoth Nuitie
to herself. "Apologize to him. indeed, for
loving the aunt who toiled for us when
ie deserted ns. Poor little mother, she
rtia't really expect it of me. hid , i d. 1
4on't think she quite knows what she
wants, or whether she likes me to be here
)r at Bridgcfield: . My belief U That he
rmllies her ies-s when 1 am out of the way.
necause she just gives way to him, and
iocs not assert any principle. Pve tried
to back her up, and it is of no use, and I
urn sure I don't want such a winter a
the last. So i am much better here; and
is to begging pardon, when 1 have done
aothing htou- I am sure 1 won't, to
alease anybody. I shall tell her that she
Might to know me better than to expect
St. Ambrose's Road was perfectly de
lightful as long as there was any expecta
tion of a speedy recall. Kvery day was
precious; every meeting with an old face
,vas joyful: each interchange of words
with Mr. buyers or Gerard Godfrey was
iailed as a boon; nothing was regretted
rtut the absence of Mr. I.hitton, who was
in London on business, and that, the favor
ite choir boy's voice was cracked.
But when there was reason to think
that success had been complete, when
Mis Head worth had been persuaded by
Mary that it was wiser on all accounts
aot to mortify Alice by refusing the two
guineas a week offered for Miss Egre
aiont's expenses; when a couple of boxen
9f clothes and books had arrived, and
Ursula found herself settled at Miekle
thwayte till after Christmas. ahe begun
first to admit to herself that somehow the
place was not all that it had once been to
her. And to cap the climax she had a
bitter quarrel with Gerard when he want
ed to induct her to sign a total abstinence
"Gerard had been ho ridiculous," she
said to Mary Nugent, "'teasing me to take
the pledge, and (juite incapable of under
standing my reasons. I can't think why
Gerard has grown so stupid."
"Enthusiasm carries people away," re- i
"If Mr. Dutton ha J only stayed, he
would have kept Gerard like himself,
But there was no relenting, the two
young people avoided each other; and per
haps Nuttie was secrelly relieved that the
romauee she had outgrown no longer en
"Oil the 1 Itll of January, at Bridgcfield
Egremout, the wife of A I ivy n Piercefield
: Egreinout, Esquire, a son and beir.
Ursula had been prepared fir this event
for about a fortnight by a long lender let
ter from her mother, mourning over th
not meeting at Christ mas, and the long
separation, hut saying that she had wish
ed to .spare the long anxiety, and that it
had been a trying time which she felt
herself able to cope with better alone,
than even with her dear Nuttie, knowing
her to be happy and safe with Aunt Ursel.
Now, if all went well, (hey would have a
sappy meeting, and begin on a new score.
"If the will of heaven should be other-
. wise," added Alice, "I nin sure 1 need not
sntreat my Nuttie to do and be all that
ihe can to her father. My child, you do
aot know lio-v soicly he needs scb love
nd tendance and prayer as you can give
him.- I know you have thought I have
t you aside if uot better things fur
bis sake. Indeed, I could not help it."
Then there was something tear-stained
Dd blotted out, and it ended with, "He
is beginning to miss your step and voice
about the house. I believe he will be real
ly glad to see you, when the bright spring
days come, and I cat) kiss my own Nuttie
gain." , ,s
The residence at Kedeastle was not
ver, but the canoness had come to nurse
her sister-in-law. The son and heir was
imported to be a perfect specimen, and his
father was greatly elated and delighted,
tat the letters showoj anxiety about the
other, who did not get on as she ought,
ud seemed to have no power of rally
bout her. At length came a letter that
teemed to burn itself Into NutflVs brain
"Mr Dear Ursula Your mother is long.
at 10 see you. xou naa better come home
lirectiy. Yonr aunt saved br heore. Tell
r if she will come, she shall have my
ent gratitude. I shall send to meet
5:11 train. Your affectionate father,
"A. P. EGREMONT."
Mrs. William Egremont wrote at more
fttagtli. Symptoms had set in w hich filled
tfce doctors and nurses with double anx
iety. Advice had been scut for from Lnu
itm. and Mr. Esrenwnt was in an nneon-
(MSable stat of dlrtraaw. She bad under-
to suiaaaou Ursa la home, and to be
Lis Headworth to undertake the Jour-
n. ti fMtf did MX know that her
"t3Havlw had written hioMclf. and
ptf eM start a taJoaraoi terriftad
rfpn4 t aowtaia fraah tld-
fft Caerrt all tor mala.
her Alice was her only thought. Ursula
seemed absolutely stunned. She never
thought of such a frightful loss or grief,
and her menial senses were almost para
lyzed, so that she went through the jour
ney in a kind of surface trance.
Canon Egremont came out to the front
hall to meet them, and put his arms round
Nuttie tenderly, saying. "My poor dear
child.'" then as he saw he had frightened
them. "No. no.' She is alive consciou.
they say, only go very weak."
It was plain from his manner that he
had given up hope; and in another minute
in hurried his brother, looking terribly
haggard and with bloodshot eyes, giving
his hand to each, with "That's right. Miss
Headworth, thank you. Come! let un
know what you think of her."
Alas, when Mrs. William Egreimmt
came down to fetch Nuttie. there was no
question that mailers were much worse.
the sweet lace was perfectly white ami
wasted, and the heavy lids of the dark
eyes scarcely lifted themselves, bill the
lips moved info a smile." and the hand
dosed on that of the girl, who stood by
her as one frozen into numbness. There
v.'as ilie same recognition when her aunt
was brought to her s.de. the poor old ladv
commanding herself with difficulty, as the
...mi, fo.imi- iuncreu over trie face.
Time passed on, and she srill held Nut
tie s hand. Once, when a little revived by
some stimulant at her lips, she made an
effort and said. "Stay with him! Tak
care ot turn! Ixive bim And your little
orotiier, my Nuttie! Promise!"
i promise, the girl answered, scarce
knowing what she said.
And the eyes closed with an air of peace
anu rest, ami all was over.
Nuttie was going about, drr-eved am
v. .,,1 ..1.. .i.e. . .
looiiofo. f;iau oc any passing occupation
that would prevent the aching sense of
desolation at her heart from gaining force
to overwhelm her; courting employment
and shunning pity and condolence, but
sue couw not escape when her uncle took
Her hand, made her sit down by him
with "I want to speak to you. mvdear:'
and told her briefly and tenderly what her
mother's effort had been, to bring father
and daughter together, and reminded her
ot the promise she bad made at. her moth
er's deathbed. The poor girl's heart faint
ed within her.
"f, nut. I nele William, how can I?
tlow can I ever? Mother could do things
I never could.' He did cure for her. lie
does not care for me!"
"Vou must teach him to do so. Nut
"'Oh!" she said, with a hopeless pound.
j ne canon tint not think it very h,.i,i-
ill his heart, but he persevered, in
.III. I. .11, !...! 'I .11 .
.i. .."uuo, 1 ujiti voir 1 inp ro.,rti,..
that perhaps you would succeed where she
thought she had failed, though indeed she
hud done much. It made her hapt.v So
my dear child, you are bound to .1,. r,r
"Yes:" then, after a fa use "But moth
er could coax him and manage him. Moth
er was with him day and night ; she could
always get at him. What can I do'"
"I think you will find that he depends
upon you more," said the canon, "and it
may be made easier to you, if you only
set your will to it."
"If I ought. I'll try," said poor Nuttie.
more humbly perhaps than she had ever
spoken before, but in utter dejection, and
her uncle answered her like a child.
"There, that's a good girl. Nobody can
do more "
I'or the canon had one hope. He had
not thought it becoming to speak to her
of the counter influence, but he could not
help thinking it iossible that if he and his
son, backed by doctor and lawyer, made
a long pull, a strong pull, and a pull to
getber. they might induce his brother to
part with Gregorio. and this would ren
der Ursula's task far less impossible.
He w as confirmed in this hope by finding
that Murk's arrival was not unwelcome to
Mr. Egremont. who seemed to have for
golten the unpleasantness with which he
hud regarded the engagement, nnd only
remembered that his nephew bar .,.'n
Alice's companion, resuming old customs
of dependence, -miking hiru act an amanu
ensis, and arraigning the destiny that had
restored so lovely and charming a crea
ture only to snatch her away, leaving
nothing but a headstrong girl and a help,
That poor little fellow was all that could
be desired at his age, but Nuttie felt her
beautiful mother almost insulted when
the elder ladies talked of the wonderful
resemblance that the canoness declared
to have been quite startling in the earlier
hours of his life. For the convenience of
one of the sponsors, he was to be christen
ed in the afternoon following the funeral,
the olhers being -by his mother's special
litrealy-his sister and Mark. Egremont
customs were (ygainst the ladies going to
rue itinera), m tnnt Auttie was kept at
home, much against ber will; but after
the luncheon she escaped, leaving word
with her aunts' that she was going to walk
down to church alone, and they were
sorry enough for her to let her have her
own way, especially as her fafher, having
been to the funeral, had shut himself
up and left all Ihe rest to thein.
She fled into the church on Ihe first
sounds of arrival and hid herself In the
friendly shelter of the areat family new:
but she had to come nut and lake her
place, though she could hardly utter a
word, and It was all that she could do to
keep from sobbing aloud; she conld not
hand the babe, and tS canon had to take
on trait th Dime "Alwyn Headworth,"
for In co aid aot hear Ihe words that were
oh l iar tranbliDg lips. '
It wai aaom over; and while the baby
aad Ma attaodaats, with Miss Iliad worth,
war baiasT Mcfced Into tha carrfam. and
tor aacla aad aunt nowlac off the grand
fottfattor, ato clutched tor cawahi'a ana
know he was coining, but
1 believe 1 us w bim thru
"I know he is here."
"Ik you want to see him?'
"Oh. if I might!"
Then, with a sudden impulse, she looked
back into the church, and recognised a
black figure and slightly bald head bowed
down in one of the seats. She pointed
him out. "No doubt he is waiting for us
all to be gone." said Mark, in a low voice.
"You go into the rectory. Nuttie; there's
a fire in the study, and I'll bring him. to
yon there. I'll get him to stay the night
if I can."
"Oh. thank you!" and it was a really
Mark waited, and when Mr. Dutton
rose, was quite shocked at his paleness
and the worn look on his face, as of one
who hail struggled hard for resignation
Hiid calm. He bowed his head when
Murk told him that Ursula wanted to
shake hands with bim, and came toward
the rectory, but he entirely declined the
invitation to sleep there, declaring that
he must return to Iniidou that uight.
Nuttie came toward him with her hand
outstretched, and "Oh. Mr. Dutton. Mr.
Dutton!" he took it in both his. and with
aim, broken voi-e said. "Heaven has
been very good to us in letting us know
one like her."
"Put. (di! what can we do without her?"
"Ah, Nultie! that always comes before
us. - Put I saw your work and your com
fort just now."
"Poor little boy! I shall get to care
about htm. I know, but as yet I can only
feel how much rather I would have her."
"No doubt, but it is her work is left
"Her work? Yes! Rut. oh. Mr. Dut
ton. you dou'l know bow dreadful it is!"
He did not know what she meant
Whether it was -empty the burden on any
suddenly mo'.hcrless girl, or any special
evil on her father's part, inn he was soon
enlightened, for there was something i.i
this old friend that drew out her conli
deuce beyond all others, evea when lie re
pressed her, and she coiiid riot help telling
him a few mcrmured words "Mich as she
knew she ought not to utter, and he fi 1:
if almost treason to hear. "Opiates! she
uas always trying to keep my father from
them!, li uas too much for her! Sly un
cle says 1 must try to do it, and I can't."
"Poor child!" said Mr. Dutton kindly.
though cut to the heart at the revelation
of sweet Alice's trial; "at least yon can
strive, and there is always a blessing on
The first time Nuttie found herself oblig
ed to make any real sacrifice to her fath
er's will iv .-is 011 the occasion of Mark's
marriage to Atiuiiple, Things had arrang
ed themselves very conveniently for himat
Mickh thwayte. though it seemed to Nut
tie that she only heard of affairs there in
a sort of distant dream, while such events
were taking place as once would have
been to her the greatest possible revolu
tions. The next news told that Gerard God
frey, at the end of the year required by
Mr. Dutton. had resigned his situation,
and at the close of his quarter's notice
was going to prepare for Holy Orders
mulcr the training of a clergyman who
would employ him in his parish and assist
him in reading up to the requirements for
admission to a theological college. I'oor
dear old Gerard! It gave Nuttie a sort
of pang of self-reproach to own how good
and devoted lie wjis, and yet so narrow
and stupid that she could never have been
happy with him.
The next tidings were still more prom
ising. .Mr. Dutton was lea vine the firm.
Though his father had died insolvent, and
he had had to struggle fur himself in earlv
life, he was connected with wealthy peo
ple, and change and death among these
had brought him a .fair share of riches.
Au uncle who had emigrated to Australia
at the time of the great break-up had died
without other heirs, leaving hirn what was
the more welcome to him that Mickle
thwayte could never lie to hirn what it
had been in its golden age. He had real
ized enough to enable him to be bountiful !
and his parting gift to St. Am! irose 1 1
would complete the church; but he him
self was winding up the partnership, and
withdrawing his means from Greenleaf
o. in order to go out to Australia to
lecide what to do wilh his new posses
Mark Egremont purchased a number of
he shares, though, to gratify the familv
1 lie shelter of the Owidcaf veiled his
name under the (.0. and another, al
ready in the firm, possessed of a business
like appellation, gave designation to the
linn as Grcehtenf, GoodcnoiiL-h & On
Mr. Dutton's well kept house, with the
little conservatory ami the inaL-nolia win.
judged sufficient, for present needs, and
the Jens.. ias tak. n eff his hands, so that
all was in order for the marriage of Mark
and Anna tile immediately after K
Ijidy Dclinar had reaii;ued herself to
(he inevitable, and the weddinc was to
take place at Lescombe. Nuttie, whose
hicf relaxation was in hearing all the
iron and cons from May and Hinnche. was
isked to be one of the bridesmaids bv A11-
uaple. ho had come over to Ihe rectory in
a droll, inscrutable state of mischief de
lating that she had exasperated Janet
Ihe verge of insanity by declaring that
she should haie litfle umbrellas like those
tae Persian inscriptions on her cards,
ami that .Mark was to nresent nil Ho.
riihinwids with neat parasols.
Nuttie refrained from relatina this nart
f the story at home, but was much did
appointed when, on telling her father of
tee request, she was answered at once;
the 2llh.' You'll be in Loudon, and
a very good thing, too." ,
"Are we to go so soon?"
"Yes. Didn't I, tell you to take, that
house in Berkshire road from the 20th ?"
"1 did not think we were to start so
soon. Is there any particular reason?"
"Yes. That Scotch girl ought to have
known better than to ask you in your
deep mourning. I thought women made a
great point of such things."
Nnttie's wishes were so strong that she
made one more attempt, "I need not be
a bridesmaid. I hey would uot mind if
I wore my black."
"I should then!" said her father curtly.
"If they don't understand the proprieties
of life, 1 do. I won't have you have any
thing to do with ft. If you sre so set
upon gayety, you'll have enough of wed
dings at filter times!"
It was the old sneering tone. Nuttie
felt partly confounded, partly iudignanf,
and terribly disappointed, 8be did tare
for the sight of the wedding her youth
ful spirits had rallied euongh for that,
hut far more now aba grieved at missing
the sight of Mr. Dutton, when be was go
ing awiy. ah kotw not where, aa Might
prhie rosM a parDVM to mm kr.
Htr van a fall ot tmn fc
now you ask.
was re' cased (hnt she hatiiij saw uhei
she nas going, and nearly mil again
her aunt, who had just nslked int.. tin
hall. "He is going to take away t
Ixindon; he Wou'l let me go lo the l
ding," exclaimed Nuttie.
"I am sorry for your disappointment."
said her aunt quietly, "but I am old
fashioned enough 'o be glad that such
strong respect am feeling should he
shown for your dear mother. I wish An
naple had spoken to me before asking
you, and I would have felt the way."
So Nuttie had to submit, though she
pouted to herself, feeling grievously mis
judged, first as if she had been wanting
in regard to the memory of her mother,
who had been so fond of Mark, and so
rejoiced in his happiness; and then that
her vexation was treated bb mere love of
gayety, whereas it was really disappoint
nieitt at uot see; Mr. Dutton, tha good,
grave, precise tod friend, who could not
be named in the same breath with vanity.
Moreover, she could not help suspecting
that respect to her mother was after ail
a cloak to resentment against Mark and
(To be continued.)
Fun on the Oi l Clipper Ship.
"Ore of the youngsters asked me t!r
other day," said the Old SU.ppor. "if I
hud ever been to Europe on a record
breaking liner. tub! bim 1 h.ulu 1,
and never wanted to go there thai way.
Ii Is just a question of engineer and
stokers, tnere landsmen, on a big iinet,
and I'd rather ship before the mart,
even on one of your lubberly forty-, lay
steel fiquare-riggi r.s with lsnv.-. like :.
catia! boat, ihan go on a steamship. !
would fie j;;s; a ! 01
me as a trip 011 a 1..
"The k'mi of
never be the privi
fellows to indulge
know the fun of h.i
as iii!eres;."xi, to
i o.nl train.
:iarp as a KtKiinUi.tit under
jumping n cross ; in
;ro-s of i-:inv.'is never secit t.u ocean
pning sailing vessels nv.:n'. ,;,. wi:'
lier rigging n taut as iron lues. ,1:1, f
your shipmates holding your u.iir 0:1
" "Wliii t she can't carry die may Jn
was the text, at sea then. I reiin-ni lie.
when I was in the clipper Northern i
Light we carried stu'n'sail slap in;..
Kosion harlsir. making the faiin.in
passage of seventy-six days and four
hour from San Francisco. Our ship
worked like a basket; but we ha t
sliipiw'd a double crew for the run, an
one crew did nothing but pump ship.
w:w some cracking 011 of s;i;'
when th ij s of 'i.dttO tons or more h;i!
ail their top hamper whisked over th.
lce side while the skipper was turhhi.
to spit over the tatfrail. Lven aftet
rhat some of the ships made good pas
ages. It's a funeral nowaday to lost,
a topgallantinast." New York Sun.
How Many Ancestor Have Vou?
Grandfathers ami grandmothers are
very proud when they can laiast of bav
in;' a paltry score or two of descen
danls. but no one seems to be aware of
th grounds he has for boasting of the
number of his .uieesiors.
Una it ever occurred to yon to count
back in a direct line? If not. try it
now, and yon will be astonished. At
th'.' liiyt remove you have two - father
and mother. At the next .step you have
four- two grandfather and two grand
mothers. Kach of thes,. 1ms had a father and a
mother, mo you have four great -grand
fathers and four great-grandmother.
Lach of these, again, has bad two par
ents, so that at the fourth generation
back yon have sixteen ancestors, at the
lifth you have thirty-two, at the KixU.
you have sixty-four and at the seventh f
you have I'JH.
As you go a Utile further, they rise to
the thousands, tops of thousands, am'
hundreda of thousands, so that. If all
your direct ancestors for twenty gener
ations be added to getber. they amount
to over a million, and if you go back an
other twenty ib
fees, they total l.fKKi- t
111 W I I .1 1. I , - 1 . ,
oiio.oo" or more people man there are
in the world at the present moment, if
you leave out Asia.
Now, as forty generation are emin' !
to only alwttt l.-,'iyears. if you were to
calculate back to the beginning of the
world, you simply couldn't find figures
to express the number of your blood
relations.- From Answers.
Tmi I'ractfcal lor 'J 'lircdogy.
Klsle has reached the age, her parent
think, where Mm should be taught
something of the reward ami punish
ment hereafter. The description of
the angelic host especially Interested
her. An angel, she was told. Is that
part of us that lives forever, either Id
bliss for it goodnosg or In torment for
lis wickedness. The other day she w w
a picture purporting to lie that of an
angel. After studying It carefully Khe
turned to her mother with; "Mamma,
angel don't have bodle like us?" "No,"
she was answered. "Or no flesh?"
No." "Hut they have wing?" "Ye,"
A profound pause; then alie asked.
"What do they fasten the wing to?
The Whistling Tree.
A specie o-f acacia which grown very
abundantly lu Nubia and the Smidau
native. It a hoot are freguently, by
tbeatrenev of the larvae of Imutet -li-
the agency of the larvae of Itiswu, di
torted in wliape ami swollen Into a glo
bular bladder from one to two Inclie
In diameter. After the Insect Iia,
emerged from a circular hole In the
aide of this swelling, the opening, play
ed upon by the wind, become a mind
ful instrument, nearly equal In sound
to a sweet-toned flute.
Alphabeta or Different Nations.
The alphabets of different nations
vary in the number of letter they con
tain. The Etufltoh alphabet contain
20 lettera, French 28, Italian 20, Span
ish 27, German 2B,clavonlan 27, Kus--ian
41, Latin 22. Greek 24, Hebrew 22.
A 1 a We 28, Persian 32, Turklah 38,
Sanscrit SO, Oblneae 214.
Men uaoally tun with a girl, and
wind up with ber oread maltiaf. They
houid dtocorer the bread, mad usee it
to tfc gut
TJIE FIELD OF BATTLE
INCIDENTS AND ANECDOTES OF
The Veterans of the Kebelllon Tell of
Whistling Bullets, Uriah! IiayfirU,
Duration; Bombs, Bloody tiattlea.
Camp Fire, Feative Bute, lite, tic
'he 'u'e Train's Chnr-e,
"Did you ever see a mule trait
"Yes, many a time, and they were al
ways demoralizing to troops they met
hurrying up to re-euforce the hard-
That la not what I menu. I mean a
cool, deliberate, carefully planned
charge upon the enemy."
"ion have me. I never witnessed
01 her thin: a charge to the rear by a
mule train." ,
"Then you will be Interested in hear
ing about mien a charge.
"The charge took place at (icttjs
Iiurg Hie first day. I was eniiiance
sergeant. The ordnance ottlee. 'eft me
to look nfter the ammunition one of
General Reynold", divisions it Idle lie
Joined the general In the advance
ngahisl the enemy. The same tiling
tind been done by other ordimniv of
ficers in time of buttle, nnd I o.td lean
cd to depend on niy own reso.nves. ,t
the sound of Puford's batteries 1 had
the (rain, consisting of thirty four .1 ag
on loaded with fixed nnnni.ijiilon. p,i;j
out of the i:i! .idoiv .vol stai n d ;i 1
tlcuysliurg on i!t. KmineJiMm.-a pike.
'When we b.-id goiie aluiii" ,;:!f n
in lie, niir division ii;ir tcriiinsi
tearing up the i-.:inl nfH
of intense excitement
that tin- train be hiiJt.-d
w.is done nihil 1 sSed loe
111 II H It"
a ml is
ill i lies,
" 'Sergeant, where is Lieutenant
t'fs, the ordnance olflcer?"
" 'He is with General Wndsworth. on
"Did he tcil you to put the tram
motion ':' .
I .so, sir.'
j "'Who did?'
I "'Why did
you move? Don't vou
j know that I am responsible for these
j teams and wagons?'
" 'The general has always approved
jot moving up with the ammunition
i "vi. en a battle begins. I m held e
j sponsible Q have it there when need
j " 'iou wait here for orders,'
! " i ought not to, sir. They will nee 1
I a new supply soon, and It 1h my duty
j to be nearer than this.'
: " 'If you attempt to move the train I
1 vv.il place you under arrest'
j "At that moment a member of the
I general's .staff rode up und said: Sei-
geaitt, General Wndsworth direct licit
j you move the train up to the village.'
"I didn't ask for the ijiiat-termaster's
j permission, but gave the command for-
! ward, 011 a trot
When within half a mile of the vll
e another stall' ofllcer dashed tin
Kills an order to hurry to the tiehl with
"Halting, J spurred my horse down
the line nnd selected ten drivers I
knew would go when- they were told
to go, and had them drive to the head
of the line. Then, directing the bal
ance of the train to remain uutil a prop
er order was given to move, I tohi the
leu picked men to reach their limit or
speed UUd keep it up utHil halted. fv
started on a gallon, but i;,.i-i
0 Connor, who had the head team,
yelled: 'Get out of the road or I'll run
over yob, The spip-s were applied, and
1 sang out: 'Come on. old Ilmk!..-
" ") '.onnor s command was
called the Huckleberry regiment.!
"Away we went on n 1,....,.
erv driver ..01 1.1., , ' ,.
! ' j....-..iiih in if.iiu (IV Vill.s
, a id flourish of whip. Down through
j the village, then t the left through a
; field to the Lnt hi 1TI11 S...oiitoi... .1 .
the i.i, .-.- ., .. ','.'
i -..., "iiouS ' 10 11 ij a icnee, un 1
; onto the line of baftio.
I " 'Get back with those
I jourcu a siiiiiige otreer.
j " 'Not until the men get nin;.i. initio!) -
jne moment tin; tvugohs stopped rt
Confederate buttery at dote range
opened on them, but the work of throw
lug out the lioxes of ball enrtridgey,
LI) in a box, and breaking U e covers'
with axes, kept up until the 'ite
"That done, 110 time was lost lu reach,
lug the pike, M,t, for tIl(. Krtft,y of n)1
ammunition aupply and because the
wagon had drawu au extra Are upon
"The commander of that Confed -rn'e
Uiffery had a picnic with thoe mu.vi
ami white can vn-eoverod wagons. H
let the liue of battle go to devote hi
hix piece to mule and wagons jiH we
struck the pike. The hh,d wLaM of a
wagon were, knocked off. The balance
of that load was thrown to the men and
the driver passed to the rear with a
two-wheeled vehicle. Another hot
:tf-1-ieL' a rniil l. tl,,. .
U cut and a 0 venule 'team pused
leisurely along the pike to have fie
... ... . ,,1 V1JC in:n,j, Ug nnrncsi
caiivuH cover ripped off by an explod-
l.'.g tdicll. Another hot whipped off
the hind leg of the mule 'Indiana' wa
riding. How 'Indiana'' eye 'bulged
out' when hi wheel mule fell, six of
the ten wagon were hit nnd three of
the mule killed before the train reach
ed town, where It wa ordered to halt,
but not a l)x of ammunition wa lost!
One of the wagon wan o silvered that
It wa left on the pike a short distance
fiom the seminary, where that nlg-ht
General Lee mnde hi headquarter,
"The mule train, the only one In Ihe
war on either wide, so far as I can
learn, that ever charged the enemy
Infantry, cavalry and artillery retted
on He laurels In a aide alreet of Gettys
burg that hot afternoon until tbe Flret
and Eleventh corpa reached town on
tbe way to Cemetery IleJghta. Then,
with toe enemy within clone nwaket
rz aad rapifijr ad rands and Ar
Ing, the train ni&red -moved wffti fh
last Hue of Infantry, cavalry and artil
lery, amid the roar of battle, the loud
coniumnds of officers and a uili-up that
was well-nigh. Inextricable. Brave
Bert O'Connor was at the rear. I rode
by his Hide. The victorious enemy
came so close that we emptied our re
volvers Into their faces several time
on the wuy out.
"Reaching the seminary. I saw com
manders of troopa getting orders from
General Hancock. The instant he was
alone 1 rode up, (saluted and asked
where I should place my command.
" 'Where la it?'
"I pointed to the mule train.
" 'Where have you been with these
"To the front, with ammunition,
" This Is ihe front; go to the rear.'
"As I left him I heard Hancock say:
Wud.sworth bad better give that ser
geant a regiment of cavalry.
"If I could write poetry I'd write
Home verses on the 'Charge of the Mule
Train nt Gettysburg.' "-.I. A. Wafrous,
In Chicago Tiiiies-Herahl,
From the Lexington Leader comes a
story of the civil war of a wirt to lw al
ways welcomed. The narrator is Will
iam Wilkerson, described by the Lead
er us "a tiiiin noted for his fidelity to
truth," The scenes, described were wit
i.essed by him just after Ihe batt'e of
Richmond, Kentucky, in
A son of my friend. C'acxfim M. Cay,
was kiKe.) in the tight, ami It became,
my duty, to visit the battlefield and
hi..'iil;iy the body, and take It to his
fa! her's, iiome.
While riding slowly over the he'd 1
hei:.d groans, which 1 was sure caate
(roiii a cornfield near at hand, And
looking down Hie corn-row. I discov.
1 red tv.11 wounded soldiers lying aloiit
fi.ny i. ids apart. One was a Fede-,t;,
the other a ( 'onfedernie. A cannou
b.iil h.-ul lu-ok-i 11 and terribly mangt. d
belli the CoiiH-dernle' legs, while th
Federal wn.s shot through ihe bo.lv
"1 am dying for water," i heard t, e
Federal say Just m.h i discovered them.
His words hounded tin If they came
front a parched mouth.
"I have some water in my canfeai.
Vou are welcome to drink if you'lleoiue
here," said the Confederate, who h-.d
feebly raised his head from the ground
to look at his late enemy when bo
heard bis pitiful cry for water.
"I couldn't move to save my life,"
groaned the Federal, as he dropped tu.s
head 10 the ground, while hi whole
liody quivered with agony.
Then I beheld an act of heroic devo
tion which held me spellbound utitb it
was too late for uie to give the assist
ance 1 should have rendered. The
Confederate lifted hi head again and
took another look at hi wounded foe,
and I uiw an expression of tender pity
couie over hi jsiin-distorted face as
"Hold out a little longer. Yank, and
I'll try to come to you."
Then the brave fellow, by digging
ill linger Into the ground and holding
on to the cornstalks, nalnfnllv drm
ged himself to the Federal" side, the
blood from his mangled leg making
a red trail the entire distance. The
teat rah down my check like rain,
and out of sympathy for him I groam d
every time he moved, but 1 was lost to
( very-thing except the fellow' heroism,
and did not once think of helping him.
When the painful journey was fin
ished, he offered his canteen to the
Federal, who took It and drank eager
ly. Then, with a deep sign of reiief,
he reached out to the Confederate, au I
It wns plain to see, as they clasped
hand and looked into each other'
eyes, that whatever of hate might have
rankled otn-e in the hearts of lhee men
I ad now given place to mutual sympa.
thy and love.
Kven while I watched them I saw
the Confederate' body quiver a If !u
a spasm of pain, and when hi heal
dropped 10 the ground I knew that
one more hero hud crossed the dark
river. The Federal kissed the dead
man's ham! repeatedly, and cried like
a ehilil, tiniil 1 had him removed to the
hospital, where he, 100, died the next
d.iy. , -
tier 1 hr-ot i 1 fn't Hcler.
In the eye of superior ofllcer I may
have lacked u good many essentials a
u Koldler of the Confederacy, but tio
one can nay that I ever luck". I au nble-bodh-d
appetite, any a a colonel who
fought for the lot cause. During uiv
service nothing after the ucce of the
Confederacy H0 much worried me a my
appetite. Toward the clone of the war
I HtilTered very much on thiij account.
fne night after a long day' march and
tiothlng to eat I stole two chicken,
Mid the circiiumtance attending the
'heft are atlll fresh in my memory.
It liapiK-ued In the Tennessee moun
tain. The country had Imm-h pretty
veil foraged by both side and there
v.n not much chance to find anything,
riaalng by an humble log-hotme after
('ark I obaerved a few chicken roost
ing In fancied security on the fence In
doling the houe and small patch of
ground. A hungry soldier has litt)8
couHdence, nnd 1 didn't waie any
time In debate with mine about taklna
n pullet. I had intended In (friili 1-1,..
dilekeii by the throat ao as'to shut off
Ha wind, but mism-d calculation ajnl
It. Hqiiawked loudly. With the nrt
aqmiwk the cabin door flew o)Kn Hat
woman came out. Taking in the em
barrassing situation at a glance, she
rdiook her Hat at me and angrily w, hp
"You thief! You'll pay for dealing
my chickens on Ihe day of Judgment
"Madam," 1 said with my accustom,
td polttenesa, "If I , fo ,,MV, u
long credit I will take another one
And so If. happened that I arrived in
U"np that Diht wo chickens.
Tbe saddest Ignorance In this world
Is not to know the pleasure that comes
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