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: "There , Never Mind. "
Years have passed , hut still I hear them
Mother'lI words , " 'There never \ mind , '
Time , nerves only to ellllonr them
1'0 me as It Illes. I IInd.
Mother's gone Lut still 1 often :
Find myself when trollble's nigh ,
half expecting her to soften
It its ! n the days gone by.
r , - Years , but still I see her rocking ,
t Holding me upon her breast ,
' : Both arms about me locking ,
.t Setting aU my fears I\t rest.
. Years , but still I hear her telling
Me In voice so low and kind ,
While my tears are swiftly welling
! Soothing like 'l'here , never-mind. "
All my boyish troubles vanished
' When she spoke those words to me. .
AU my tears were qtllekl banished
Soon I slumbered peacefully
Oft I wIsh when woes beset me , .
And grIm worrIes now I find ,
, That old Father 'l'lme would let me
Bear her say . 'l'here , never mind "
-BIde Dudley In Kansas CIty Star.
Sheridan's Great Feat. I
For personal gallantry , military
skill and just confidence in the cour- :
age and patriotism of his troops displayed - I
played by Philip H. Sheridan on the
1" 19th of October , 1864 , at Cedar Run ,
where , under the blessing or Provi-
dence , his routed army was reorganized .
ized , a great national disaster averted
and a brilliant victor achieved over
the rebels , Philip H. Sheridan is appointed -
. pointed major.general in the United
States army. " .
So runs the order for the promotion
which the president or the United
States , Abraham Lincoln , issued to
honor the , hero of Cedar Run and Win-
chester. That he had averted a
great national disaster was every-
- where conceded throughout the entire
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Philip H. , Sheridan.
north. The valley of the Shenan-
doah had been overrun by the armies
of the confederacy. Washington
, was in a state of chronic terror in
fear of the attacks of the enemy. The
way was open , and if the confederate
t were not soon repulsed , the attack
upon the capital seemed inevitable. '
ir.- EarlY's army had been re.enforced by I'
I A part of the command of Longstreet.
Philip Sheridan had been given or-
ders by the war department to clear
the enemy from the Shenandoah and
to thereby relieve the country of the
strain of the fear of an attack upon
. mot On the 18th of October , 1864 , Early ,
' ' } jj fording the Shenandoah river , approached -
. . preached rapidly and unobserved upon -
on the army of Sheridan. Sheridan
had been called to Washington and
r was oven then returning , having
reached the town of Winchester ,
twenty miles from Cedar Run. Under
cover of the , tog , which had risen
tram the river , and the , darkness ,
Early's army approached to within
600 yards : of the left flank of the
union army , which was formed by the
troops of Gen. Crook.
The Eighth corps was rolled up ,
" the exposed center gave way and
almost instantly the entire army was I
in reLreat. Madly they rushed tram
the ecne of the surprise , panic- J
stricken and demoralized.
Sheridan In Winchester had heard
the sound of the Imttlo. Mounting
the horse : Which bad already carried
him through so many battles , he
spurred him toward the place whore
he knew that his troops should be.
On the Cedar Run road he met the
first of the retreating army. Stand-
ing in his saddle he shouted to them :
"Fagg the other way , boys ; we
are going back "
The presence of Little Phil restored .
stored the confidence they had lost.
His belief in them gave them a belie .
lie ! : :1 themselves. His courage in
spired their courage His enthusiasm
roused thelrs. ' Back they turned to
the field from which they had been
so ingloriously routed.
The tide of battle turned : the victorious -
torious enemy had waited to plunder
the camps : Surprised as had been
their foes a short time before , they
were completely routed. The re
treat of Cedar Run had been turned
to a glorious victory simply because
a leader did not know when he was
beaten , and , refuselng to acknowledge
defeat , had wrested , tram adversity
a victory that won for him honors
and commendation and fame. "Sheri-
dan's Rld " is oC imperishable fame
in the annals of American military
achievements. But even greater
than his fame for personal bravery is
the characterization that Lincoln
phrased , "just confidence in the
courage and patriotism of his troops. "
Battles Followed by Rain.
The records show that the , following -
ing battles or actions were either accompanied -
companied or closely followed by
rain : Battle of Logan's Crossroads ;
battle of Fort Donelson : battle of Pea
Ridge , Ark : attack and capture of
Roanoke Island : capture of Newbern ,
N. C. : capture of Fort Macon : the na-
val action In Hampton Roads : the cap-
ture of New Madrid , : Mo. : attack on
Island No. Ten : bombardments efforts
forts Jackson and st. Philip : bombardment -
bardment and passage of the Vicks-
burg batteries : battle of Pittsburg
Landing , or Shiloh , April 6 and 7 ,
1862 ; battle of Bull Pasture Mountain ,
May 8 , 1862 : battle of Winchester ,
Va. , May 24 and 25 , 1862 ; battle of
Cross Keys , June 8 , 1862 : capture of
Yorktown : battle of Williamsburg :
fighting on the Chlckahomlny : battle
of Hanover Courthouse : battle of
Fair Oaks , or Seven Pines : gunboat
firing on James river : artillery firing
In front of Hooltel"s Seven Days'
Fight : battle of Galno's Mill : battle of
Sa , ' age's Station : battle of Malvern
I-I1il : battle of Cedar Mountain , Aug.
9 , 1862 : heavy artillery firing at Kel-
ley's Fort and Rappahannoclt Station ;
fight at Bristow Station ; second bat-
tle of Bull Run : battle of Chantilly :
battle qf Antietam ; battle of Perry-
ville , . or Chaplin's Creek , K , } ' . ; battle
of Prairie Grove , Arlc. : capture of Van
Buren , Ark. ; battle of Murfreesboro ,
or' Stone River : battle of Fredericksburg -
burg , Va. : battle of Chance11orsvl11e :
battle of Beverley Ford , ya. ; battle
of Gettysburg , pa ; affair at Mine
Run ; destruction of Confederate
steamer Nashville ; battle of Carney's
BrIdge , r.a. : ; IlBsault. on Port Hudson ;
Porte's passage of the Vicksburg bat-
teries ; battle of Raymond , Miss. ; na-
val action off Charleston Harbor ; at-
tack on defenses of Secesslonvl11e ; at-
tack on Morris Island ; attack on Gen.
Terry on James Island : bombardment
of Fort Wagner ; attack on Fort Sum-
ter ; battle of Mission Ridge ; Red
River campaign ; battle of Marks
Mill : battle of Dallas , Ga. ; battle of
the Wilderness ; battle of Spottsylva-
nia Courthouse ; battle of North Anne
River ; battle of Cold Harbor , or
Bethesda Church ; battle of Hatcher's
Run ; fight at Dublin Ridge ; battle of
Newmarket : battle of the Cedars ; the
great battle of Nashville , and many
Would Tax Horse Racing.
Lord Newton , who is president of a
British horse show society , suggests
that the country's revenue might be
increased properly by a tax on horse
i .aclng. .
jJ/l D J 6'
Do It Now
This ! IIfc's , n garden ! full 0' weells-
\\'e'\o Rot to pull 'CIII nil
Before they 1111 tile field with seeds
'hen they are dry IIn' tall
\'hlle we cOlllt1lnln the field gets tull-
Don't sit with I'ownlll' brow' ,
An' fret lJeclIllse rou'.o got to pull-
It's best to ' . 'Do It now "
The joh n fellow soldIers on
Is one thnt'l never through :
Each l1aY'R another chance thaL's gone
An' left Uli marc to (1o.
Nobody else can do your work
Like you cnn , nn 'how.
'fhe tllll growl bIgger while . you shlrk-
It s best to "Do It now. " ,
'I'hero's always lots 0' time to spare ' \
' 1'0 tell your woes , my Hon : '
The ) hllrth'Nt worle ! of nil to bear
Is that that'li never done.
'The "put off" 1111111 , he docs things twice
In spite ot all hIs I'OW
Don't wait to aHle 01' gIve ndvlco-
Get out turd "Do It 1I0W. "
-W. D , Ncsbitt
This is not quite as exciting sport
as shooting the chute , but it ill good
fun. Of course you know what a parachute -
chute is-a thing 11I(0 an umbrella ,
with or without the stick , which ,
when properly weighted and dropped
from a balloon or a high tower , will
fall to the ground very slowly and
gently because its broad surface offers
a great deal of resistance to the air.
Parachutes used by balloonists are
generally very large and have no
stick , but some daring persons have
jumped from housetops with common
umbrellas and escaped without serious -
ous injul' , } ' . ,
It would bo rather interesting to
drop a small parachute from the reefer
or a window and watch It sail grace-
fully to earth , but the fun would hard-
ly pay for the work , as you would
have to carry it upstairs for each
flight , unless it was destroyed or cap-
tured by some other boy on Its first
descent , which would Ilrobably bo the
case. What you want , clearly , Is
some means by Which you can shoot
the parachute up into the air from
Such a 'parachute gun Is easy to
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About to Be Discharged.
make You need only a t\ho , large
enough to contain time parachute easilY
and a stout rubber band.
The parachute may be made of tis-
sue paper or other thin , tough paper ,
or of thin muslin or slllt. It needs
neither the stiff ribs of an umbrella
nor any mechanism for opening and
shutting : its weight and the resist-
ance of the air attend to that.
It does need a stick , however , and
this should bo very thin and light , and
at leant twice as long as the closed
parachute-that Is , cs long as the
diameter oC the open parachute. The
stick is simply poked through the
parachute , and a thread tied around
the top of the paper and the stick will
make all secure.
The ribs , if they may be called
such , are merely six qr eight threads
or fine cords pasted to the outside of
the parachute from time top or center
to the edge. The upper olds oJ' the
cords may be tied round the stick ;
the lower ends should project tar be-
yond the edge or time parachute , an4' '
be fastened to a metal ring , through
which the stick pnsses. The lower
end of the stick has a knob too bh
to go through the ring , and on the
bpttomn of time knob Is a groove for
the rubber baud. The shooting tube ,
which may be of paper , should bo a8
long as the stick and largo enough tQ
let the closed parachute slip through
oasil , } ' . The rubber band ( is attached
across the bottom of the tube , one
end being tacked to each sldo.
Put the folded parachute Into the
tub , see thnt the rubber band lies In
the groove , hold the tube firmly with
time left hailU , and , with the right , pull
down tine knob and the ring together
several inches and lot go.
The stretched band contracts and
shoots the parachute up into the air
like a 1)01trom a pea shootor. When
the parachute has reached Its high-
est point It begins to tall , but Immediately .
'dlntolY opens out , fills with air , and
descends very slowly. If there ICJ '
much wind It will sail quite a distance -
tanco before It readies the ground ,
especially if you stand with your back
to time wind and incline the gun for
ward. . . . ,
Clay Pipe Water Mill. r
This water mill belongs to the class
of "reaction" mills which are turned
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Water Mill In Action
one way in the effort to throw g
stream of water in the opposite direction - ,
tion , and It is made of a clay pipe.
Cut away one side of the mouth end .
of the stem with a knife ( not your
best one ) , or rub it away with a file
or on a grIndstone until it Is like Fig.
A-that is to say , until you have laid I
bare , so to speak , the bore of the stem
for half an inch or so. Then stop the
hole , both at the end and at the side ,
with sealing wax , leaving only a smalla , .
round halo at the point farthest from
the end , as shown in l < lg. B.
Now all you have to do is to fasten
a fide cord with scaling wax to the
edge or the bowl , at the precise point
that comes nearest to the moker's
mouth. Tie the other end of the cord
to the chundeller or other convenient I
object , and ( pour water gently Into the
A fine jet of water will shoot out
sidewise from the little halo in the
stem and the pipe will begin turning
In time direction indicated by the are
row. I twill keel on turning as long
as there is any water in the bowl ,
and , fnt ( ) rj1gOOlI ieal longer , by
the effect of time momentum.
What makes it turn is this : At any
point of the pipe except near the little
halo the water presses with equal
force in every direction on the pipe. '
At the point of the stem . opposite the i
IIllle hole there is I .certaln IJretlUru
on the pipe tram the inside , and thla
pressure ill not balanced , because on r
tine opposite side-that is , the hole-
there is nothing for the water to press
against except itself. Hence the water
Is driven out in one direction and the .
pipe is spun around in the other.
Whole Family In Holy Order. y c
The family of the lord bishop of
Carlisle , England , is a noted one as 3
a clerical tamilr. The bishop's father ,
now deceased , was the Rev. James
Bardsley , His two brothers and
Heycn sons were clergymen , and the i
ten were all living and in orders at
time same time. He had also nine
nephews who were clergymen.