Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, April 17, 1862, Image 1

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    to hear my speech to the fons of Mars, pre-
VOL. 7.
NO. 15.
opti of Mags 37 the United
Enitor T. T.—Patriotism, my boy, is a
very beautiful thing. The surgeon of a
Western regiment hs analyzed a very nice
case of it, and says that it is peculiar to this’
hemisphere. He says that it first breaks
out in the mouth, and from thence extends
to the heart, causing the latter to swell. —
He says that it goes on raging until it reach-
es the pocket, when it suddenly disappears,
leaving the patient very Constitutional and
conservative. ‘‘Bless me !” says the sur
geon, intently regarding a spoon with a
tumbler round it, “if a genuine American
ever dies of patriotism, it will be because
the Tax Bill hasn't been applied socom
I beheve him, my boy !
On Monday morning, just as the sun was
rising up like a big gold watch “put up” at
soma celestial Simpson’s, the sentinels at
Fort Corcoran were seized with horrible
tremblings at & sight calculated to make
perpendicular hair fashionable. As faras the
eye could reach on every side of the Capital,
the ground was bla ck with an approaching
maltitgde, each man of whom wore large
spectacles, and casried a serious carpet bag
anda botlle-green umbrella.
+ Be jabers 1” says one of the sentinels,
whose impertinent English frequently causes
him to be taken for the Duc de Chartres,
“its the whole Southern Confederacy coming
to boord with us.”
+ Aigey, me boy,” says the other sentinel,
straightening the barrel of is musket and
holding it very straight to keep the fatal
ball from rolling out, “its the sperets of all
‘our pravious descindants coming to ax us,
was our grandmother the Saycretary of the
Right enward came the multitude, their
spectacles glistening in the sun like so many
exasperated young planets, and their um-
brellas and carpet bags swinging like the
pendulums of so many infgriated clocks.
Pretty soon the advance guard, who was
a chap in a white neck tie and a hat resem:
bling a stoye pipe in reduced circumstances,
poked a sentinel in the ribs with bis um:
brella, and says he :
+* Where’s Congress ?”
«¢ Ig it Congress ye want ?" says the sen-
Yessir!” says the chap. “Yessr.—
These are friends of mine—ten thousand, six
hundred and forty two free American citi-
zens. We must see Congress. Yessir {—
dammit. How about that tax bill? We
come to protest against certain features in
that bill,”
+ Murther ar turf !”’ says the sentinel.
4s it the taxes all them ould chaps is afther
blaming 2” ix
* Yessir 1” says the chap, hysterically,
jamming his hat down over his forehead and
stabbing himself madly under the arm with
his umbrella, Taxes is a outrage. Not al’
taxes,” says the chap with sudden benigni
ty, “but the taxes which falls upon us.—
Why can’t they tax them as is able to pay,
without oppressing us ministers, editors,
merchants, lawyers, grocers, peddlers, and
professors of religion 2” Here the chap
turned very purple m the face, and his eyes |
bulged greealy out, and says he: Congress
isa ass.”
« That’s thrue for you,” says the sentinel,
«(they ought to eximpt the whole naytion
and tax the rest of it.”’ 2
The multitude then swarmed into Wash-
ington, my boy, and if they don’t smother
the Tax Bill, it will be because Congress is
case hardened.’ JN
The remainder of the Mackeral Brigade
being ordered to join the Conic’ Section at
Accomae for au irresistible advance on Ma.
nassas, 1' mounted my gothic steed Pegasus
on Thursday morning. 5
Pegasus, py boy, has greatly improved
gince I rubbed him down with Snobb’s Pats:
ened Hair Invigorator, and his tail much
less like & whisk broom than it did at first.
It is now fully able to maintain itselfagzainst
ail flies whatsoever. The genera] ‘of the
Msckeral Brigade rode beside me on a spirit-
ed black frame ; and says he : ot toit 1
+ That funeral beast of yours is 8 mod
ment of the home affections. Thunder! dys
the general, shedding a small tear ther the
color of Schiedam Schnadps, I never look
at air horse without thinking of the time
when I buried my first baby ; its head. is
shaped so much like a coffin.”
On reaching Accomac my boy, we found
Captain Villism Brown at the head of the
Conic Section of the Mackeral Brigade,
dressed principally in a large ‘sword and
brass buttons, and taxing the altitude of the
sup with & glass instroment orerated by
* Ans of a bottle. wi 8 ;
“Ah,” says Villiam, “ you are just jn time’
ted States of America, '
Hereupon Villiam mounted a demijohn
-| laid length wise and says'he : :
“ Fellow Anacondas:—Having been in-
weeks at Manassas, thatthe Southern Con-
federacy has gone South for its health I
have concluded that it is time to be offensive
The great Anaconda having eluded Barnum,
is about to move on the enemy's rear. .
¢ Rear aloft your peaks ye : mountings,
Rearaloft your waves, QO sea! :
Rear your sparkling crests ye fountings,
tor my love's come tack to me.”
The day of inaction'is past; and now the
United States of America is about to swoop
down like = exasperated Eagle, on the
chickens left by the hawic. Are you ready
my sagacious reptiles to spill a drop or so for
your sinking country. ‘Are you ' readv to
rose up as oné man—
“The rose js red,
The wi'lets blue,
Sugar is sweet, and,
Bully for you.”
«¢ Ages to come will look down on this
day:and say; they died young. The Present
will reply; Idon’s see it ; but the presen? is
just the last thing for us to think about.—
Richmond is; before us, and ther left it be.
We shall take it in a few years :
It might be for years and it may be forever,
Then why art thou silent, O pride of me heart?
which is poicry. I hereby divide this here
splendid army into one corps dammee, and
take command of it.? 4
At the conclusion of this thrilliug oration
my bey, the corps damme formed itself into
a hollow square, in the centre of which ap-
peared a mail clad ambulance.
+ “Tell me my gay Achilles, what you car-
ry in that?
morning, says Villiam, sagaciously, I dis-
covered six Repeaters among my men. Each
of them voted six times last election day and
I’ve put them where they can’t be killed.—
Ah says Villiam softly, the Democratic par-
ty can’t afford to lose them Repeaters.”
Here a rather rusty-looking chap stepped
out of the ranks and says he:
* Captain, I'm a Repeater too. I voted:
tour times last election.”
«It takes six to make 2 reliable Repeat-
er tenys Falliaw. 4-50
“Yes,” says the chap ; “ but I voted for
different coves— twice for the Republican
and twice for the Democrat.”
“ Ha!” says Villiam, ¢ you're 3 man of
intelleck. Here, sargeant,” says Villiam,
imperiously, ‘* put this cherubim ir the am-
¢¢ And, sargeant,” says Villiam, thought
fully, ¢ give him the front seat,”
And now, my boy, the march for Manas-
sas commenced, being timed by the soft mu-
sic of the band, This band, wy boy, is sui
generis. Its chief artist is an ardent admi
rer of Rossini, who performs with great ac-
curacy upon 2° night key, pressed closely
against the lower lip, the strains being much
like those emitted by a cart-wheel in want
of grease. Then comes a gifted musician
from Germary, whose. instrument is a fine
tooth-comb wrapped in paper, and blown
upon through the vibratory covering. The
remainder of the band is composed chiefly
of drums, though the second base acheives
some fine ‘effects with a superannuawed ac- |
cordeon. ’ : ee
Onward moved the magnificent pageant
toward the plains of Manassas, the anitomi
cal<Davalry being in advance, and the Mack-
erel Brigade following after. hat
‘Arriving on’ the noted battle field, we
found no thing but a scene of desolation’; the
Rebels gone; the masked batteries gone;
and aothing left but a sohtary daughter ‘of
the sunny South, who cursed us for invading
the peaceful homes of Virginia, and tried to
gell us stale.milk at six shillings a ‘quart.
' When Captain Villiam Brown surveyed
this spectacle, my boy, his brows knit with
portectious anger, aad says he; ra
«So much for wasting so much time.—
Ah!” says Villian, clutching convulsively
at his canteen, “we have met the enemy,
and they are hours—ahead of us.”
Time, my boy, cuts down all, both great
and Small ; and when we keep too much of
it on hand, it eats us down, like so much
hay, for every ass to nibble at.
Yours, bazily. Orraevs C. Kear.
i TAR. §
PostMasTER GENERAL BLAIR. —This mem.
ber of the Cabinet, in a letterito the Aboli-
tion meeting held in New York, on ‘the 6th
inst., says: i bie wld i 2 t q
1 do not concur in the proposition that
certain States have been ‘recently overturn
ed, and wholly subverted as mem! ers of the
Federal Upion,’ upon which the call is based
This is, in substance, what the Confederates
themselves claim, and the fact that secession
is maintained by the authors of this call for
a different purpose, does not make it more
constitutional, or prevent them from being
ree BP Peres
157 To have tarts for tea—let yonr wife
see you kissing the waiting mad. Sure
vious to the capture of Manassas by the Uni- |
formed by a gertleman who has spent two
¢ Ha!” sags Villiam, balancing himself ?
| on one leg, ‘* them’s my Repeaters, This
A Fortunate Kiss.
The following pretty little story is narra-
ted by Frederika Bremer, who vouches for
itd truthfulness : !
In the University of Upsula, in Sweeden,
hed 4 young student, ainoble youth, with
a great love for studies, but without the
means of pursuing them. ' He was poor and
without cohnections. Still he studied, | liy-
ing in great poverty, but keeping a cheerful
heart, and trying to look atthe future, which
looked so grimly at him. His good humor
and excellent qualities made him beloved by
his young comrades. One day he was stand-
ing with some of them in the great square
of Upsala, prattling away an hour of leisure
arrested by a young and elegant lady, who
at the side of an elderly one, was slowly
walking over the place. It was the only
daughter of the Governor ‘of Upsula, living
in the city, and the lady with her was the
governess. She was generally known for
her goodness and géntleness of ‘character,
and looked upon with admiration by all the
students. As ‘the young men stood gazing
at her, as she passed on, like a graceful vis-
ion, one of them suddenly exclaimed :
+ Well, it would be worth something to
have a kiss from such 2 mouth!
"The poor student, the hero of our story,
who looked on that pure, angelic face, ex
claimed, as if by inspiration—
¢ Well, I think TI could have it !”’
, “ What!” cried his friends in chorus, ‘‘ar
you crazy ? . Do you know her 2 !
¢ Not af all!” he answered: “but T
think she would kiss me now if I asked
her.” : re
* What ! in this place, before all. our
cyes 2” !
“Yes, in this place, before your eyes.”
Freely 2”
** Freely.” ’
« Well, if she will give you a kiss in that
manner, I will give you‘a thousand doligrs !”
exclaimed. one of the party,
“And I,”’—and I,” exclaimed three or
four others ; for it so happened that several
rich young men were in the group, and the
bets ran high on so improbable an event.—
The challenge was made and received mn less
time than we take to tell it. :
Our hero {my author tells not whether EL
‘was handsome or plain : I have my peculiar
ideas for believing that he was rather plain,
but singularly good looking at the same
time,) immediately walked off to the young
lady, and said :
* Mine frolen, my fortune is now in your
She looked at him in astonishment. but
arrested her steps, He proceeded to state
his name and condition, his aspirations, and
related, simply and truly, what had just oc-
curred between him and his companions.
‘The young lady listened attentively, and
at his ceasing to speak, she said blushingly,
but with great sweetness :
«If by so little a thing so much good can
be effected, it would be foolish for me to re
fuse your request ;”’ and. publiciy in the
oven square, she kissed him,
. Next day the student was sent; for by the
Governor. He wanted to see the man who
had dared to seek a kiss from his daughter
in that way, and whom she had consented
to kiss so. He received him with a scfutin
izing bow, but, after an hour’s conversation
was 50 pleased with him that he ordered him
to dine at his table . during his studies at
Our young man pursued his studies in a
manner which soon made him regarded as
the most p.omising student in the Universi-
1... sq o
Three years were now passed since the
day of the first kiss, when the young man
was allowed to give a second one to the
daughter of the Governor, as his intend
bride. '
He became later, one of the greatest
scholars in Sweden, and as much respected
for his acquirements as for his character.—
dis works will endure while time" lasts,’
among the works of science ; and from this
happy union sprang a family well known in
Sweden even af the present time, and whose
wealth and high positions in society are re~
garded as trifies ‘in comparison with its
wealth of goodness and love. :
177A patriotic landlady, patronized by
| one of our exchanges, in her desire to emu-
the generosity of city governments and oth-
er corporations in continuing the wages of
absent soldiers, has given notice, that if any
their board to run right on, all the’ time.—
Qan the spirit of generous devotion to the
interests of the country go any further than
1his 2 3 §
17> The following notice was found pasted
on the bulletin . of a Western Post Office, up
Nick Whiffles way i. ~~...
** Lost—a red kaf. = He had a white ‘spot
on of bis legs. He was a heifer kaf. I
will give thie dolers to_evrribodi wut will
bring hy hum, *
when the attention of the young men became |
| before they left the place in such confusion.
with troops, and regiment after regiment,
of her boarders will enlist, she will allow |’
| . .
Army Correspondence. |
“Chr Won, 4
Near NasaviLLe, TENN., {
.,. March 31,1862
Mesons: Epirors i—My last letter was
written and mailed at * Munfordsville, a few |
minutes before we received orders to march |
for this place. . We left thero at. 8 o'clock, |
A. M., the 11th inst., and made that ‘day a
mareh of ‘about sevefiteen miles, and en-
camped near the Mammoth Cave, Ky. Ow-
ing to a few miles of the turnpike not being
macadamized, we had to ieave it and take a
blind road through ‘the wood, which ‘we
found very hilly and muddy ; the distance,
however, was only about twelve miles, until
‘we again; reached the! turnpike. Many of}
our teams did not arrive in camp till
about twelve o'clock the next’ day, where
we were impatiently waiting for them, Af-
ter the teams were fed, we again took up
our line of “march, and continued it till
‘about’8 o'clock that night, whén we en-
camped in a beautifal orchard, using the
apple trees for pusts to fasten the picket
rope, to which we tie our horses. We were
‘ordered to be ready to march at four o'clock
he next morning, and at the appointed
hour the whole rolumn was moving toward
Bowling Green, where we arrived about ten
o'clock, A. M., making a march of nineteen
miles. When daylight made its appear-
ance, we found we were traveling through a
beautiful country, the land rich and well
improved ; but as we neared Bowling Green
the marks of the army became more visible.
Many large brick farm houses stood door~
less, windowless and cheeriess, where all
around but a few months ago was gaety,
mirth and happiness. The timber and fenc
es for miles around Bowling Green have
been destroyed by the soldiers who were
encamped there ®
Bowling Green, no doubt, has been quite
a business place, and is beautifully located ;
but when we passed through, it was almost
depopulated, the streets and alleys were
filled with dirt and filth’ af every kind.’ The
town has every appearance of, at one time,
being well fortified ; . the , breastworks and
batteries still stand in bold defiance to be
closely scrutinized by the Federal soldiers,
as they pass by.
e had an opportunity of entering the
batteries and walking. along their ‘breast-
works. which seemed qt ite a curiosity to
many of the regiment, Both the railroad
and turnpike bridges being consu / by
fire about the time the enemy evacuated the
town, we were obliged to cross the river on
a pontoo \ bridge, which we did with safety.
On the atfernoon of the 14th inst., weagain
took up our line of march. and took ‘up our
quarters about dark in a large chuch which
stood near the pike, traveling a distance of |
twelve miles through a heavy * rain. The
church being two stories high, nearly the
whole regiment took shelter in it from the
drenching rain. The next morning we be
gan to move at an early hour, and arrived at
Mitchellville, Tenn., about the middle of
the afternoon, where we encamped for ‘the
night, on an old camp ground of the cne~
The remaining part of our way to Nash
ville we found good road and had pleasant
weather—the distance from Bowling Green
seventy miles. * Here, also, we found the
bridges burned, and. ¢rossed, the Cumber
land river on a steam ferry boat. Here we
were gratified with a sight of one of the gun
boats that was engaged in the battle of Fort
Donelson. * Slie was viewed with interest
from the ferry boat. Thirteen heavy guns
were visible.
There are no signs of any fortifications
having heen erected near the city, which, I
think, is evidence that they never dreamed
it would fall into our hands, till a few days
There are many splendid residences, and
costly structures erected in and around
Nashville, but I ne¢d-not attempt to describe
them, as it has already been done by an
abler pen, in your pumber of the 20th uit., |
but I would say here, that business is dull
at present, but many who had: left are re~
turning. Very, many houses and places of
business are yet closed, and perhaps will re-
main so until this war terminates.
A number of steam loats arrive daily
brigade after brigade are moving on South-
ward in the direction of Columbia, Tenn,—
Gen. Buell and body guard left here last
Monday for the some place. His headquar-
ters areas yet at Nashville.
We have just learned with regret of the
dedth of Corporal Thaddeus Longwell. He
was unwell when we left Munfordeville, but
had no desire to be left behind, and succeed
ed in riding his horse until we. reached
Bowling Green, when he was compelled to
give up and ‘was conveyed the remaining
part of the way in an ‘ambulance. He was
sent from camp to one of the many hospitals
in Nashville, where he died on the 26th inst.
As a non-commissioned officer he was obe~
dient and dutiful, always willing to dis-
charge the duties entrusted to him. Kind
and social with bis fellow soldiers, he had
gained the esteem of all. His tent.mates,
in fact, the whole company are stricken
:down in sorrow at losing one so courteous
and agreeable ; but he has been called from
time to eternity while in the discharge of
his duties, by a higher power than any on
earth, and by one who doeth all things
well—therefore we should not mourn, but
apply the admonition to ourselves : Be ye
also ready. id
T stated; in a former letter, that our regi-
ment had been divided into three battalions.
Each is now occupying different points.—
The first battalion is at Frankfort, twenty
miles distant. The third thirty miles dis-
tant at Lebanon, Penn.. and the second (to
which we belong) is encamped three miles
south of Nashville. ' The Colonel and all
the regimental officers are with the second
We are now furnished with North’s Pat-
ent Revolver, which 1s considered a good ar-
ticle. Upon a fair trial made’ the other day
by seme of the officers, they proved to do
good exectition at a distance of one hundred
yards.: Why we are not furnished with the
regular cavalry carbines, I am unable to
say, as we returned the guns as unfit for
service, that were issued to us at Camp
Crittenden, Indiana. I hope we may get
them soon. As my letter is getting some.
what lengthy, I will close with my respects
to all. Yours truly,
J.P. H.
A Morner's Grave.—Earth has some sa-
cred spots, where we feel 1ke loosing our
shoes from our feet, and treading with rev
erence ; where common words of social con-
verse seem rude, and friendship’s hands
have lingered iu each other, where vows have
been plighted, prayers offered, and tears of
parting shed , Ob! how. thoughts hover
unmeasured space to visit them! But of
of all spots on this green earth, none is so
sacred as that where rests, waiting the res-
urrection, those we have once loved and cher-
ished—our brothers, or our children. Hence
in all ages, the better part of mankind have
chosen and loved spots of the dead, and on
these spots they have loved to wander®at
eventide and meditate. Dut of all, even in
the charnel houses of the dead.,none is so
sacred as a mothers grave. There sleeps
the nurse of infancy, the guide of our youth,
the counsellor of our riper years, our friend
when others deserted us ; she whose heart
was a stranger to every other feeling but
love —there she sleeps, and we love the very
earth for her sake.
a SE Jal etivanl
“Ir you PLEASE.” —When the Dake of
Wellington was sick, the last he took was a
little tea, On hie servant handing it to him
in a saucer, and ‘asking him if he would have
it, he replied, ¢* Yes if you please.” These
were his last words. How much kindness
and courtesy are express by them. He who
had commanded the greatest armies in’ Eu-
rope, and was long accustomed to the tone
of authority, did not despise or overlook the
small courtesies of life. Ah how many boys
do. What's rude tone of command they
often use to their little brothers and sisters
and sometimes to their mothers. They or-
der so. This is ill bred and unchristian, and
shows & eoarse nature and hard heart, In
all youthome talk remember, if you please”
Among your playmates don’t forget, « If you
please.” To gll who wait upon or serve
‘you believe that «¢if you please” will make
you better served than all the cross or or-
dering words in the dictionary, Don’t for-
get these little words, * If you please.”
——— re
A Boy PrisoNen.—A §*. Louis orrespon-
dent relates the following incident in the
prison hospital at St. Louis : ~ A little drum
mer boy was evidently dying. A lady spoke
to him, asking if-he wanted anything. ¢No"
was the feeble answer, but with a wistful
look at the kind face over him, he said his
mother had sent him from Mississippi to
fight and defend her home. He did not re
gret it, but wanted to see his mother. He
gave hisname and his mothers address still
looking wistfully, as if there was something
on his mind. At last hesaid : * My moth~
er is a good woman, tou. She would treat a
poor sick prisoner kindly, and if she were
with your son, she would kiss him. I will
kiss you my dear boy for your mother.”
said she. She kissed him, and 1n a few
minutes he died. li ay
I ——— on
‘Who Plans the Vietories?
A Washington cor respondent of the Spring
field Republican gives the following. inter-
estirg bit of testimony, which concurs with
a multitude of others, to show that: our re-
cent course of vietories has not been the
result of chance or impulse :
‘+ The subject was under discussion at a
dinner table where Gen. Banks was present;
and he, who, by the way, stands by Gen.
McOlellan most loyally, quietly remarked
that while in consultation with Gen. McClel-
lan last November or December, the latter
incidently took down a’ wap, and pointed
out to him upon it overy movement that
has gince been made by our armies ; and as
to Manassas, he said that we should either
drive the rebels from it in a successful battle
or hey would evacuate it of their own ac-
The Glorious Rattle Fields Concealed in
the Near Euture.
Whether the war to crush the Rebellion is.
to be indefimtely prolonged or to be practis,
cally ended by midsummer next. according,
to the expressed belief of Secretary Chase,
would seem now to depend upon two mo~
mentous battles, one apparertly impending
in Virgima, and one on the ‘Tennessee bor-
ders of the Cotton States. Concealed bes
hind tke veil which hides the near future are
two names, now as obscure and homely as
were “Pea Ridge,” «Mill Creek,” and “Is-
land No. 10,” a few months ago, but names
which are hereafter to shine like day-stars
in the histery of ‘the Republic. = What se-
clnded hamlets, what little streams, or what
insignificant ranges of hills are to furnish
these {wo names it is forbidden ‘us now to
know ; but before the spring months are
over we feel the deepest confidence thev will
be upon all our lips, and will be ranked
born to’ die.”
In the Southwest the fast gathering and
formidable hosts of the Rebels surround the
brave companions with profound interest.—
ported there from Pensacola, Van Dorn 18
licoffer, Buckner. Pillow and Floyd, and the
raw levies from Mississippi and Alabama,
and it is elear that a pitched battle of a des
cisive character is to be fought near ‘where
our side the tried and victorious men of
‘“Somerset,”” *‘Henry,” and *‘Donelson,’ are
there, so gallantly and efficiently generaled,
so well organized and disciplined. so power-
fully supported and so inspired by their ve-
cent triumphs, as to justify full “confidence
in a signal victory, whether they are the as-
salants or tiie assailed, ;
Bat in the Army of the Potomac, now
moving through and occupying the country
so long and so insolently Leld by the enes
my. and so near to the National Capital as
well as to ourselves, our people feel a more
profound interest. Somewhere in this re-
|| gion, between the Rappahannock and the
around such placss, and travel back through
James, lies one of the Gelds which is to fur-
nish one of the now unknown but soon to be
immortal names to which we have refer-
"Poward this point is gravitating, by prov
gressive steps, one of the finest armies the
world has ever seen. The leader is Mc-
Clellan. While we hear but little through
our own press of the movements of this ar-
my, enough is known, evea through Rebel
sources, to assure us that it is moving irre=
sistibly on. Where its different corps and
divisions are, and just where they are tend
ilig, it would be imprudent even to conjec-
ture. It is sufficient now to state that the
fullest confidence is felt by the Government
in its numbers and in the high discipline to:
which it has been brought by its gallant
leader ; and that that leader, so long the
subject of unmerited reproach, is held in the
highest favor by the Government, and an
march is a march to assured victory.—Phil-
adelphia Inquirer.
A CorresroNpeNT of a Cincinnati paper,
speaking ofthe capture of Fort Donelson
*‘Coloael Kinney, of the Fifty sixth Ohio,
related to me one of those strange and wel
ancholy incidents which the fortunes of war
sometimes bring to pass. As he was riding.
along the breastworks a day or two after the
surrender, and while many of the dead were:
still unburied, he observed before him a pri-
vate in his regiment named Bowman, strole
lingalong. As he came up he noticed the
latter suddenly start back, as if transfixed
ing him, the Colonel asked him what sur-
prised him, and added that he supposed he
would have become accustomed to seeing
dead bodies by this time. Turning to his
inquirer, with an expression on his face
such as only a discovery like this could pro-
“ Colonel, that is my brother I’ His broth- 4
er had been a resident of Tennessee, and
had joined the rebel army, but he had no
kuowledge of his whereabouts, or thought
of his being one of the victims ot the bldody
conflict, until he thus accidentally stumbled:
across his dead body. Procuringa blanket,
and the assistance of some. comrades, he
wrapped him in it and buried him in the
spot where he had fallen.” :
printing-office, and inquired whether he
could get employment.
*¢ Where are you from 2” asked the fore-
man. ‘ America,” was the reply. Ah!”
said the foreman, “from America ? A lad
from America’ seeking employment as a
printer? Well do you really understand
the art of printing? Can you really set
type 3! H .
Franklin stepped up to one of the cases,
and in & very brief space of time set up the
following passage from the first chapter of
John. : :
** Nathaniel said unto him, can any good:
thing come out of Nazareth 2 Phillip. saith
unto him, Come and see.”
It was done so quickly, so accupately, and
contained a delicate reproof so appropriate :
character and standing with all in the office,
‘among “the inmortal names that were not:
position of Buell. Grant, Smith and their
Men's eyes are turned in that direction with
deep anxiety. Bragg and his forces are re~
called from Arkansas, Beauregard is there, ’
with the debris of the beaten artnies of Zol-
these forces are now concentrating. But on
equal confidence is felt that his present:
at the sight of a body before him. Approach.
duce, and pointing to the body, he replied .
youth, Franklin went to London, entered a
‘and powerful, that it at once gave him. a: