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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 12, 1898)
THE POINT OF VIEW.
And the boy, did you say, has gone
Won the liddae of disgrace and should
It appears that dishonor and trouble n.ii
When the heart is less able to Ix-ar them.
Tnn call him a criminal hut I
Can't forget all his baby completeness;
Ton say merry should pass, like the In
vite, on by
I remember bin infantile sweetness.
I tell you a truth that will live:
The adult may be bad aa you've thought
But the heart that loved the child will
Tbe u for the iov babr broucht him.
KEEPING HIS PROMISE
,R. MOPSLEIGH wan an
aspiring man. His njotto
was "Upward and On
ward." And, to a certain
extent, be bfld lived up to
5It; for, beginning life with
do greater capital than a
ragged coat, a sboeWoek,
and a box of blacking, he
had succeeded In amassing
a fortune of something over
$100,000. He bad never married, be
cause he had been too busy In his
younger day, and now that his mean
would admit of such a luxury, bl hn
and atrulnttloiiH were all centered In bin
only nephew, a fine young fellow, Jut
21 years of age.
"You're all I have In the world, Dick,"
said he. "Anil you ahull be my heir, If
only you marry to pleuae me."
Mut Mammon and Cupid are almost
Invariably reused lu opposition to one
another In this world and In full view
f the unparalleled Idiocy of such a
proceeding, lick A vend fell ill love
with a pretty girl who hadn't a penny
bo blews herself with, and one d&y he
nought hi Uncle Mopelelgh.
"Uncle," wild Dick, "I'm In love."
"The deuce you are!" said the old
"With the sweetest girl In the world!"
"And who, pray, may she be?" de
manded Mr. Mopslelgh.
"Her name i Clara Cleveland. She's
nursery governess In Mrs. Van Vorst's
"Then," said Uncle Mopslelgh, "you'd
better get out of love with her as quick
aa you can. I want no beggarly gov
erness In my family! Besides, I've al
ready picked out a wife for you."
"Bhr sild Dick.
"Mis Clementina Kthercige, the heir
ess! Just come to visit her aunt, Mr.
Major Doddlnrton. Worth a quarter
ot a million in her own right! And
they tell me she la as pretty as a pink!
That's the sort of a wife for you, mv
"I be your pardon, sir," said Mr.
Avenel, with dignity. "Were she f
rich as Orous, and beautiful as Venus,
be would be perfectly indifferent to
"Don't be an asa!" said Mr. Mops
UHgh. "Sir!" said Dirk.
"Come with me a once, and call on
Mm. Major DoddinfrtcMi. See for your
self." "Of coarse, 1 wLH do m you please
about this," said Dick, mentally steel
ing himself for a stiff combat. And, in
wardly more determined than ever, he
jot Ms hat and accompanied the old
Mrs. Major Doddington lived In a
pretty mansard roofed villa Just out
of town. There was a fountain In front
of the veranda, and a peu-RpecU ve view
of blue-silk furnished drawing-rooms
through the open French casemeuts.
"Mrs. Major Douulutfton U not at
home," said the little ruald in a white
apron and pink-ribboned cap, who came
to the door. "Would the gentlemen
walk In and see Miss Etliercge.
But Mr. Mojwllgh declined tills. He
didn't quite like to face the helrews
without the advantage of Mrs. Dod
dlngton's presence. He banded out bis
card, on which be hurriedly penciled
beneath his own nam tba of h(a
nephew, and said that be would "call
But as they passed the corner of the
house, themselves hidden by a mi na
ture thicket of rhKodemlrons, they bad
a fine view of one of the blue-silk
rooms, where a slender, pretty young
lady, also In blue, sat writing at a
desk a young lady with long eye
lashes, an oval fac-e, and a rose twisted
hi the colls of her blue-Mack hair.
"That's she, sir," said Mr. Mopslcjgh,
grasping his nephew's arm and gesticu
lating toward the unconscious tnrte
wrMer with the forefinger of bis disen
gaged blm. "That's the heiress! Ixjok
ji hc! Isn't she a beauty?"
"She is, Indeed, sir," aald Dick, who
stood its nun led in the middle of the
rboilodendrons. "Bit are you sure "
"(rf course I'm sure," brusquely In
terrupted Mr. MopseUgh. "Who eise
.an It be? Dick, loo here! You ihatl
mtrry that girl!"
"1 will, sir!" averred Dick, with equal
Mr. MopsMgh's face brightened up,
"You're a trump, Dick," aald ha. "I
knew you'd come back to your senses
after while. Marry brr, Dick, and I'll
ttle my fortune on you."
"All right, sir," aald Dick.
Hardly had the footsteps of the de
jrtlng guenta died away on th lawn
than another young lady cane In from
an adjoining room and bant bar pretty
head over the fnrr letter-writer.
"Are you almost through, Clara T'
"Quit through now, doarl"
"WN, then, Clara, look hart!"
A ad Ml as tttherege-the raal Mist
ttoberago aat heraatf dawn wtta a roao
'Tva aw da op my sited 10 saw thing,
Olara," mM aba. "Ton snaa't ba a
wlih me. You shall be my companioj
and I'll p:iy you twice as much "
"Hut. Clementine "
"Hay yes, darling do say yes!"
And when Richard Avenel called thai
evening, in obedience to a little pencil
note from (.'Lira, lie found that she ha1
decided to change her situation.
"So you are the heiress?" said Rich
anl, bluntly, when tjlara Introduced
him to Miss Etherege.
"Exactly," snid (Clementina. "Ant
you "si re the nephew of the rich Mr
Mo-ps-delgh, I Fuiiose?"
Dick r ui .led. "Yes.' said he. "And
my uncle wants me to marry you."
"Much obliged to nim, I'm sure," saW
Miss Klherege, laughing.
"And I am determined to marry Clam
Cleveland, and no one else," addei
"I admire your taste," said Mtaaj
And Dick went on and told the wholt
story of how they had called there that
morning, and how bis unele had mis
taken Miss Etherege's visitor for Miss
"He told me to marry you," said Dick
taking bulb Clara's fluttering lltti
hands In bis, "and I mean to do It!"
Now It so chanced that Mr. Mopsleigk
was telegraphed to come to Chicago th
next morning, to be occupied there foj
an indeflnlle length of time, but he leP
a message that Dick must not forge U
prosecute his silk.
"No, I won't," said Dick, smiling tt
Mr. MolHgti had not been gone twt
weeks when Dick wrote to him.
"You will lie glad to learn, uncle,'
said be, "that I am engaged to the lad)
you poinded out an my future wife. W
are to be married at once."
In annwer to which Mr. Mopslelg
sent on bis Messing by telegraph. An!
In lews than a mouth he found hJmseJi
enabled to hurry back to New York
And with him he brougtit a superb tw
of diamonds lor his new niece.
The first place to wbit-h he hastened
was the residence of Mrs. Major Dod
diagton, where, he had understood, th
young couple were making a tomjiorar
sojourn a-fter their trip. Mrs. Dodding
ton rweived hi in beamingly.
"So kind of you," said she. "Walk
this way. They are In the morning
Mr. Moindelgh wrung his nephew'i
hand, and kissed the blushing bride af
"Here's my wedding gift," said he,
hanging the diamond necklace arouno
Clara's neck and luylng the rings and
brooch on the table. "Welcome, mj
love. Into the Mopslelgh family!"
Just then u taH, Wue-eywd girl en
terwl, and Mrs. Doddington made hant
to Introduce her to the elderly visitor.
"Mr. Mopsldgu, my niece. Miss Etb'
"Miss Klhcrege!" tiawled the old
gentleman, wheeling around toward th
bride. "Then who is tills?"
"Formerly Clara Oleveland, at you
services" said Dick, bon ing low.
"Not the governess!" yelled Mr. Moji
"Yes, the governes," snld Dick. "Slhi
was here on a visit to Miss Etherege
that day you saw her. You told me to
marry her, and I said I would. And I
have obeyed you!"
"Ikin't lie angry, sir," cooed M1s
Elherege. "(Tiara Is the Bweetaet girl
In all the world."
"Forgive us, sir," pleaded Clara, In
the prettiest of supUcuting attitudes,
with her soft eyes brimming over with
"Well," said Mr. Mopsdetgh, after
momentary pause, "I suppose I ehatl
have to! Kiss me again, my dear. You
are pretty! And, Dick "
"I'll have the blue and silver room
fitted up for you at once. For, of
course, you'll come and live with me?"
And so the old gentleman acquiesced,
as philosophically as he might, In tihe
Irresistible tide of elrcuuiHtaoeee, and
Dick and Clara were happy.
"And, after all," Bays Dick, "I did
obey my uncle." New York Newa.
I,anl Where Prlnoni Are Unknown.
There are no prisons In Iceland. There
are not even any police In that country.
The people are so honest that there l
no need of such guardians of peace and
property, nor places of punishment.
The history of Iceland for one thousand
years records no more than two thefts.
Of these two cases one was that of a
native who was detected after stealing
several sheep, but as he had done so
to supply his family, who were suffer
ing for want of food, the stigma at
tached to blB crime was considered suf
ficient punishment. The other theft
was by a German, who stole seventeen
sheep. Hut as he was In comfortable
circumstances and the robbery waa ma
licious, the sentence passed upon him
was that be should sell all his property,
restore the value of what he bad stolen,
and then leave the country or be eiecut.
cd, and he left at once. There is, af
course, provision for the administration
of Justice, which consists, first of all,
In the sheriff's courts; next, by appeals
to the court of three Judges at Reyk
javik, the capital; uud, lastly, in all
criminal and most civil cases, to the su
preme court st Copenhagen, the capital
of Denmark, of which kingdom the Isl
and forms a part. The Island of Pa
narls. one of the Upsrl group, Is equal
ly fortunate In having neither prisons
nor lawyers, and being absolutely des
titute of both paupers and criminals.
Ulrla aa Haadwleh Men.
Some of the sandwich men In Lea
don now are girls. They march ahoul
the streets, wearing white felt dunce
capa and skirts and coats of bright'
colored cotton, w'lli calico signs stitch
ad M their gewn. Their pay Is only
twa ehllllngs a day, but this la twice aa
oca aa the men get for similar work.
man aaay wear extra aleevea or at
b MM, wttboirt necessarily deUj aa;
Feeder for the Calf
The following Is a cheap and con
venient arrangement for keping a calf
that la being raised by hand from swal
lowing milk too fast: Use a piece of
tight wood board, cut round, so as to fit
loosely Inside of a common pall. Insert
In the center of this float a spile (A) of
Ice and shape of the cow's teat. Cover
'.his spile tor teat) with some suitable
material a piece of old gum boot top
will auswer. This may be tacked se
curely to the float. The hole In the
plke should be small, so that the flow
tt milk through It when In use shall
correspond with the natural flow from
the cow's udder. As the milk in the
pall Is used, the float follows down
ward, enabling the calf to get all the
milk In the pall. To prevent the calf
from throwing the float out of the pail
two cleats are tacked on Inside of same,
it B B. These cleats are so arranged
that the float may be readily removed
by the operator. Ohio Farmer.
Profl table Age.
Man dairymen and others who milk
cows for protit believe that when a cow
reaches the age of 7 or 8 her usefnl
days are over, and that she should be
replaced by one younger, says a writer
in the New York Tribune. But, other
things being equal, this Is a mistake.
A cow that has been well cared for,
with generous rations and proper at
tention given to her eomfort, through
all seasons of the year, Is better and
will make a more profitable return at 8
years than at an earlier age; In other
words, she Is In her prime, and she will
continue In this condition several years,
and will not be considered an old cow
until fourteen or fifteen years have
paased. Cows with first calvea at 2
or S years are generally unprofitable
In their milk yield, and one really good
sow between 7 and 8 years old will pay
a better revenue than two that are per
forming their first year's duties In the
dairy herd, and she will probably con
sume but little more food than one of
the younger ones. This fact la worthy
the consideration of those who aro
dairying for protit.
A Varloua Purpose Huilding.
The cut, from the American Agricul
turist, shows a building constructed
upon a bank, that will prove convenient
for several uses. In winter the room In
the bank Is used for the storage of roots
and other stock foods, while outside Is
a set boiler for cooking the same for
OEKERAl. PURCOKIt HoL'Slt.
hogs, poultry, etc. In this open shed
water can also be heated and hogs
dressed, a hoisting arrangement being
provided overhead. During the hot
months of summer the bank room Is
thoroughly cleaned and used as a milk
room, the open shed outside being used
as a shady place for churning and
working the butter. The building will
thus be found excedlngly convenient
all the year around.
Valne of Wide Wton Tire.
The extent to which the vtlue of wide
tlrea has come to be recognlved is shown
by the fact that during the lat twelve
months the Legislature of nesi l.v every
State has been asked to pass a bill pro
viding for their compulsory adoption.
The State of New Jersey has already
dopted a law of this kind, and it Is
reaping the benefit In the country. With
(he tires In use, even the present coun
try roads will Improve, for such tires
terve aa rollers to stake the roadbed
compact, Instead of catting deep ruta,
ii do heavily leaded wagons on narrow
Three Crops la a Tear.
Moat farmer gat only ana crop a
year from land, and If laa? eecurt two
crops a year It hi only fey extra manur
ing, which coeta rj-trhapt aa nm aa
tba second crop la worts. But market
gardeners, who havo teonajM tfceir land
tB R. it'.-VE
B I W a
much too valuable to let It lie iaie dur
ing any time of the growing season.
Some of them regularly take three
croi off their best land. The first is
spinach, which is partially covered dur
ing the winter to protect it, and Is hoed
so si Kin as the ground U fit to work. Af
ter tha spinach comes a crop of wax
benns to be sold as string beans, and
cither cabbage or turnip occupy the
laud after the bean vines are plowed
under early In July.
Fuccesa with Tomatoea.
Last year I bad two patches half a
mile apart, one hard, tough black land
which we call "gumbo," very difficult
to tend. I did not expect much of a
crop, but we framed them up and had
a fine crop of very large tomatoes of
the Imperial variety. We gathered
bushels and bushels of them every eee-
ond or third day till frost, at which
time they were as large as ever, and
many green ones eomli.'z on. I think
one reason of their doing so well waa
that we pruned tbem. We framed one
Turner Hybrid vine which stood off ta
itself, and I never saw so many and
such fine tomatoes as we secured from
that vine. We weighed several that
went 2 pound each, and we wished af
terward that we had weighed the en
tire product of the vine, aa I never saw
so many large ones on one vine. Tha
other patch was on light sandy soil,
much easier to tend: we framed moat
of tbem; they did well till frost came,
but were very small and knotty at the
last. Our tomatoes did not keep well,
and I would like to ask whether they
should be very soft and ripe to keep
well. Mine were so large they rotted
before becoming very ripe. Some say
the weather was too dry and hot. I
canned lots of them In August, and aa
the weather was very warm, and I
had no cellar, I put them upstairs for
a long time until I got a cellar. Mra.
K. J. Woodward In Practical Farmer.
Important In Seed Growing.
It Is a good plan, when sowing small
flower seed, to cover the bed with
coarse brown paper, well soaked U
The little seeds, when sown In moist
soli, swell, and germination starts at
once. Unless the soil Is kept damp, ll
often forms a crust, and the seeds dry
out, thus destroying their vitality.
The application of paper aa above di
rected keeps the soli moist, prevent
the crust from forming, and causes thri
germination of the seed to proceed
without interruption. Dampen the pa
per from time to time as it becomes
dry, and remove when the plants be
gin to show through the soil. Try W.
How to Grow Flowers.
Our illustration shows a home-made
potato coverer that Is very simple In,
construction. The two sides approach
each other toward the rear ends, thus
bringing the two sides directly across1
each of the two rows lying side by side,
When furrowing these rows, let the
earth be turned outward In each of the,
two rows to be covered by the machine.
This will result In drawing the earth
back over the seed, and will not ridge
it up between the rows. The furrowa
can be made In sets of two each, for
HOMEMADE POTATO COTKRIB.
this purpose. The horse goes between
the rows, and the handles permit one.
to draw back over the seeds Jus
enou(h of the soil to cover them prop
erly.-Orauge Judd Farmer.
Vuttinc Up Grapevines.
One of the first Jobs to be done ll
spring is to lift up the grapevines from
the round, where they were thrown
after last fall or winter's pruning. This
Is necessary to prevent the buds of the
vine from starting prematurely, as
they are very likely to do If the vines
are left In a sheltered place and expos
ed tc the direct rays of the sun while
protected from the cold winds that usu
ally prevail during much of April. S
soon as the grape bud bursts Into leaf
the slightest frost will kill It To keep
It back as much as possible, and avoid
the danger from late spring frosts,
should be the vintner's care, and thli
In spring Is beat accomplished by keep
Ing the vine on Its trellis.
The Dairy Ration.
From German experiments It require,
about nine pounds of digestible food ti
keep a steer or dry cow of 1,000 poundt
for a day, without losing or gaining
flesh, and that a cow in full flow ol
milk will need at least fifteen pounda
Hence, 60 per cent, of all the food a co-w
consumes Is needed to maintain bei
body, and it hi only by feeding abund
antly above this mark that anythlnf
contributes to produc e a profit. A dairy
cannot be run successfully upon a mere
pittance above a maintenance rations
Orowin IMga to Hall.
There Is no kind of stock that alwayi
has sueb ready sale aa young, thrift;
pigs. They are sure to rapidly Increast
In weight and value, and If young thlf
can be always done at a profit. Conse
quently the farmer who grows youni
pigs to sell can be certain of get tins
more than they are worth for pork at
ttiey stand. If be does not And a ens
tornrr who will divide- the profit ol
keeping a pig, he can keep It himself,
and inske all the profit there Is by kill
ing and selling the grown hag pork,
the Farm Hand.
Willingness to work Is not the only
qualification or a good rami hand. Th
man who Is lo become a iiinmbpr of lh
family sod a companion for the boyi
shoald be required first or all to be l
manly man--clean In xpteck and up
right la conduct.
THE FIELD OF BATTLE
INCIDENTS AND ANECDOTES OF
The Veteran, of tee Kebellioo Tell of
Whiatlinc Bnlleta, Bright Sijoirta,
BnreUna; Bonba, Bloody Matties.
Camp Fire, Feative Lu:i, I tc. Etc.
Low of I-lfe in War.
HE civil war cost
303,000 lives. Of
that number 98,
080 were slain in
battle. The vast
army which suc
cumbed to dis
ease was no less
while the remain
ing 20,000 or so
died of wounds
At the battle of
man were killed or disabled. There
were 145,000 soldiers In that great
struggle, and It la estimated that one
man waa either killed or disabled for
every 400 shots fired, counting both the
artillery and rifle shots.
In the Crimean war 95,615 lives were
sacrificed, and at Borodino, when the
French and Russians fought, 78,000
men were left dead on the battlefield.
There were 250,000 troops in combat
In that engagement.
Of the 95,615 men who perished In the
Crimea 80,000 were Turks and Rus
sians. In 1881 a great uproar was caus
ed because Englishmen took up all the
skeletons they could find, brought tbem
to England and converted the bones
into fertilizer. It Is said that nearly
the entire 80,000 skeletons of the Turks
and Russians were thus made into
Since the birth of Christ 4,000,000,000
men have been slain In battle. Before
the beginning of the Christian era the
losses cannot be estimated, owing to
the very Indistinct and inaccurate ac
counts that have been handed down. It
Is generally conceded, however, that
the numbers said to have participated
In the battles of the Greeks and other
warring nations of the ancient world
have been greatly exaggerated.
At Canea, however, wbere the Ro
mans suffered the worst defeat in their
history, It is said that 52,000 of their
soldiers were slain. The Roman army
In this battle consisted of 146,000 men
the picked brawn and sinew of the
In the Franco-Prussian war 77,000
Frenchmen were killed. The Germans
fired 30,000,000 rifle shots to attain this
result. During the same war the Ger
mans fired 363,000 artillery charges.
In none of the battles mentioned was
dynamite ued. In the wans of the fu
ture this terrible agent of destruction
must be reckoned on. Men who have
studied the mortality statistics of the
past shudder at the thought of what
may be in store in the wars that are to
come. Only recently has the use of
dynamite In bind warfare been consid
ered safe for the army using it. The
modern dynamite gun, however, haa
seemingly solved tihe problem, and the
men who go to wax hereafter -will face
an agent of destruction beside which
the charges of Napoleon's old guard
were child's play.
Even now civilized uaitione rather
shrink from the dynamite Idea in war
fare. The fearful explosive haa been
used in Cuba, but only by the lneur
genta. The reports that have been al
lowed to pase Hie Spanish censors hint
at the destruction caused by the new
weapon rather than give the details.
The Cubans, however, claim that the
result of a shot from a dynamite gun
la something appalling. At any rate,
while the truth about the success of
tftula new agent to rather obscure,
enough is known for soldiers to make
the prediction that It must be figured
on as the most terrible thing tha,t has
come to the front in connection with
warfare. Some men who have studied
the progress made with the Zalinskl
sir-charged dynamite gun say that it
will not be long before war will be
come an affair of extinction In which
the more exposed army will be wiped
out of being by means of dynamite.
American Soldlera Took Havana.
In 1762 soldiers from the American
colonies which afterward became the
United States captured Havana under
English leadership, and men of Massa
chusetts hauled down the Spanish flag
from Morro Castle.
The story Is well worth recalling, be
cause It shows bow bravely and suc
cessfully our ancestors fought against
Spain. Tbe following Is from Ban
croft, Vol. III.:
"Assembling the fleet and transports
at Martinique and off Cape St Nicholas,
Admiral I'ococke sailed directly
through Die Bahama Straits and on the
sixth day of June came In sight of the
low coast around Havana. The Span
ish forces for the defense of the city
were about 4,000; the English had 11,
000 effective men and were recruited by
nearly 1,000 negroes from the Leeward
Islands and by 1,500 from Jamaica. Be
fore tbe end of July the needed re-enforcements
arrived from New York and
New England; among these whs Put
nam, the brave ranger of Connecticut,
and numbers of men less happy, be
cause never destined to revisit their
"On the 13th f July, after a siege of
twenty-nine days, during which tbe
Spaniards lost 1,000 men, and the brave
Don Lata de Velaaco was mortally
wounded, the Morro Castle waa taken
by storm. On tbe 11th day of August
tba Governor of Havana capitulated,
and tha saost Important station lu tike
Watt Indies fell Into ta bands of the
Bngllsb. At tbe same time nine ships
f tfea Mb and faur frigates were cap-
ert.v belonging to the King of Spain wag
estimated at $10,000,000.
"The siege was conducted In midsum
mer, against a city which lies Just with
in the tropic. The country around tha
Morro Cantle is rocky. To bind and
carry tbe fascines was of itself a work
of incredible labor, made possible only
by aid of African slaves. Sufficient
earth to hold the fascines firm was
gathered with difficulty from crevices
In the rocks. Once, after a drought of
fourteen days, the grand battery took
fire, and, crackling, and spreading
where water could not follow It nor
earth stifle it, was wholly consumed.
"The climate spoiled a great part of
the provisions. Wanting good water
very many died in agonies from thirst
More fell victims to a putrid fever, of
which the malignity left but three or
four hours between robust health and
death. Some wasted away with loath
"Over the graves the carrion-crows
hovered and often switched away tbe
scanty earth which rather hid than
buried the dead. Hundreds of car
casses floated on the ocean. And yet
such was the enthusiasm of the Eng
lish, such the resolute real of tbe sail
ors and soldiers, such the unity of ae
tion between the fleet and the army,
that the vertical sun of June and July,
the heavy rains of August, raging fever,
and strong and well defended fort
resses, all the obstacles of nature and
art, were surmounted and the most de
cisive victory of the war was gained."
New York Wor)d.
Wounded Men in Our Civil War.
AJOR C WM
wounded men lu
war, opening the
subject by ob
they "had some
ences. Tbe night
of Dec. 31, 1862,"
he continued, "at
Stone River waa
very cold. In that part of the field
most fiercely fought over the wounded
could not be cared for. Thousands of
poor fellows In blue and many In gray
suffered intensely, and from neither ol
the watchful lines could relief be sent
Our men had, as a rule, full haversacks,
and each man had his overcoat and one
blanket, except In the cases where
these had been thrown away In the ex
citement of battle or panic. I bad no
blanket. I was so severely wounded In
the arm and had been so weakened by
loss of blood before I dropped down
that I lay for some hours in a sort of
numb, unrealizing condition. But af
ter a time, dull asmy senses were, the
complaints and calls of the wounded
disturbed me. At last I shook myself
clear of the dead about me and sat up.
"Gradually an understanding of the
terrible situation came to me. I waa
seriously wounded, but I knew that
there were scores about me wounded
to tbe deatb, helpless to protect them
selves against the cold. I struggled ta
my feet and, finding that my legs were
all right, stumbled over to where a poor
fellow was crying out In the bitterness
of suffering. He was practically frozen
to the ground. With my one hand I
took blankets from those who never
would need tbem again and was piling
them over him when a voice said: 'Why
not give me one? I turned and there
sat, against a tree, a man In gray, who
had watched all my maneuvers and
said not a word. He was not of tha
complaining kind, but said he was suf
fering intensely. I helped him as well
as I could to where other men lay, and
In time placed, at his suggestion, half
a doaen as close together as I could,
tbe theory being that the warmth of
their bodies would keep them from per
ishing. "As I moved about among the cedars
I found two Confederates wounded,
like myself, In the arm. We gathered.
In groups many of those more severely
wounded. This had to be done slowly,
because any great exertion prostrated
us. We had so little strength that It
took an hour to do what had we been
well, we could have done in a few min
utes. When tbe sun came on Jan. 1 It
found some alive who could not have
lived through the night had It not been
for our care, poor as It was. Then we
who wore the blue shared the rations
tbat were In our haversacks with the
men who had fought against us the day
before, and together waited for relief."
A Trylna Experience.
"I was with Hooker's grand division
when It crossed tbe Rappahannock
Hlver and took possession of Freder
icksburg," said the signal service man.
"Where do you suppose they put me 5
In tbe highest church steeple In the
city. There I bad to stand all day and
watch for and answer signals. Back
of the city, on the hills, were a score
or more of batteries blazing away al
most constantly, and on the other side
of the river our own guns were pound
ing away at the enemy. Hundreds of
solid shot and shell roared past me,
each one seeming to call for a winding
up of my career. Think of It! I was
over 100 feet from the ground, charged
with a sacred duty that demanded
ceaseless attention, and any second a
shot or shell might hurl me to the
street. Tbe church waa struck in a
dozen placet, each time giving ma a
Jar that I can never forget. A shell hit
the top of the steeple and exploded, a
piece of iron half as big as your hand
dropping wltaln an Inch of ons) af my
feet. A solid shot went thraagh sty
perch three or four feet below my plat
form. How did I feel? Can't tall.
Thought the hour to go bad coma, but
at tbat moment a massage from Burs
side's headquarters at tba Phillips
Hons wm signaled and I repeated It
Never did a poor fallow pray for alga
aa I did "
loo Mai wm
totMbaraer. Tm boaty af in-
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