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PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889.
Crowns the Historic Eield of
. Gettysburg's Battles.
A GLIMPSE OF THE SCENES
In the Hidst of Which 10,000 Veter
ans Will More Once More.
THEIR PLANS FOR THE DEDICATION
A Summary of All Who Fell, Dcai or
lYonnded, from Pennsylvania.
HOMJMENTS ON 25 SQUARE MILES
The second most notable period in the his
tory ot Gettysburg will occur next week in
the celebration of Pennsylvania Day on the
field where the troops of the State were so
potent in turning back the advancing tide
of rebellion in the most critical battle of the
war. It was the turning point of the war,
and the slightest wavering then would have
been extremely likely to have given the re
sult of the conflict a very different complex
ion from that which it assumed at Appo
mattox. In those terrible July days Pennsylvania
burg, for in selecting the location for them
great pains were taken to strike the points
where the hardest fighting was done.
There has always been a strong desire
among Pennsylvanians to have a complete
list of the casualties among the State troops
Battery IPs Massive Memorial, East Cemetery
at Gettysburg. Tliat important and inter
esting work has now been perlormed, and It
is shown in the following table: In the ar
rangement of letters at the heads of the col
umns O. and 31, stand for officers and men
and C. and M. means captured and missing.
narafSYLVAir iaks avho feil.
Itcg't. 1'resent. Dead. Wonnded.C- M. Total.
Second Pennsylvania Cavalry.
had a mighty host of her bravest sons to
fight for the sanctity of her soil and for the
preservation of the TJnion. Now but a
skeleton of that army remains; but, as full
of spirit as ever, the veterans will assemble
on Tuesday and "Wednesday next to partici
pate in the honors showered upon those of
their comrades who yielded their lives that
the nation might live.
It will, in all human probability, be the
last time in this world that the survivors of
the Pennsylvania regiments will meet to
gether as regiments, and this fact, con
spicuous to everyone, will lend additional j
interest to an event which is, inherently,
OP llirEESSITE SIGXTFICAKCE.
The old martial sounds will again ring
out, and the boys will again listen, though
not so submissively to the reveille and taps
which in other days were heard to be
Eighty-three monuments will be dedi
cated thanks to the State's appropriation
to the valor of Pennsylvania soldiers, and
the most conservative estimates put the
number of soldiers who iought at Gettys-
1 O. M. O. M. O. M.
11 3 .. 10 .. G2 .. 60 132
5M 1 .. 1 12 .. .. ,J
M Stt 1 a 10163 .. 7 213
27 324 J ! 1 3 1 i 111
23 303 .. 1 19 .. 2 28
29 435 2 13 .. 43 L 8 68
1 ::" ?3 ::-i 3
1 -::-i -i ::::
I I " ' :: ' '' '
J S92 1 4 S 33 .. .. 41
41 20 .. 1 .. 1 .. .. 2
; Jg 2 9 8 27 .. 2 4S
aa .. 2 1 9 1 13
49 318 .. .. Dona
g 135 .. 7 11 56 .. 0 M
:32 1 16 5 S3 1 M 130
67 207 2 12 9 34 3 65 115
61 400 1 .. 1 2
1426 4 24 10 97 .. 40 175
216 .. 1 3 20 .. 4 34
8 333 S 10 9 117 .. 13 153
69 329 S 44 7 64 2 15 137
VI 331 2 2S 3 51 3 16 93
4o3 S 60 7 Ml .. 2 lit!
j3 332 .. 7 .. 27 .. .. 34
74 3S1 2 8 4 36 2 53 110
'5 258 3 16 5 84 .. 3 111
St 180 .. 9 5 40 .. 8 62
83 330 6 .. .. 6
83 308 19342.... 65
84 240 .. Kotcnsacca.
SS 206 .. 7 3 49 4 47 110
50 208 110 349 IS) 94
51 253 ..4 2 13 .. .. 19
93 270 ..1 1 8 .. .. 10
85 356 .. 1 .. 1 .. .. 1
98 356 1 .. .. 1
3 406 .. 1 2 8 .. .. 11
99 339 1 II 4 70 .. 11 110
102 2S6 .... None.
105 274 2 J3 13 95 .. 9 ITS
106 335 2 10 8 43 .. 1 64
107 255 ..16 8 43 6 93 . 165
109 149 . 3 .. 6 .. 1 10
110 152 .. 16 6 31 .. .. 63
111 259 .. 5 1 16 .. .. 22
114 312 13 1 SI 3 57 155
15 182 .. 3 .. 18 .. 8 24
1J2 66 .. 3 .. 10 1 8 22
115 Z& 1 2 3 16 .. 3 25
1'? 465 2 .. .. 2
121 3C6 .. 20 S 93 1 60 179
1J9 511 13 2 14 .. .. 3)
140 K)0 s jo 8 120 3 57 241
HI 209 1 41 5 81 .. SI 149
142 362 4 27 10 100 2 63 . 211
better idea of the form of the monuments
than would be possible to supply in words.
They were made from exact photographs
taken on the field, and are in every respect
true presentations of the originals.
All the regiments have prepared pro
grammes of exercises, which have been
lorwarded to Secretary Nicholson, in Phil
adelphia. In most cases the ceremonies
will be simple, there being so much to be
done in a very short time. In each case
some comrade will deliver an historical ad
dress, General Pearson acting in that
capacity for the One Hundred and Eifty
fifth. JUDGE COLLIEE'S EEOIMENT.
The programme for Judge Collier's regi
ment, the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth,
will be as follows:
Music Prayer by Chaplain Robert Mc
Pherson. Introductory address by the Presi
dent, Adjutant D. L. Crawford. Music, His
torical Address, Captain Wm. P. Herbert.
Music. Address on behalf of the regiment,
Jndge Colonel F. H. Collier. Benediction.
The monumentoftheTwenty-eighth, which
is a Philadelphia regiment, is on Culp's
Hill, where come of the severe fighting was
done. It will be dedicated on the first day
in conjunction with those of the One Hun
dred and Forty-seventh, also a Philadelphia
regiment, near Culp's Hill, and Knap's
Battery E on Power's Hill. The survivors
of the three commands will march to the
field under command of General Ario Par
dee, Jr. The oration on Culp's Hill for the
Twenty-eighth will be delivered by Brevet
Captain John O. Foering, United States
Volunteers, who was first lieutenant of
Company D. Captain J. Addison Moore,
Company B, will address the One Hundred
and Forty-seventh. Rev. David Nichol,
Sergeant of Snap's Battery, will speak on
The Fifty-third Regiment will assemble
late captain Co. B, One Hundred and Sixth
P. V.; dedication of monument poem. "One
Hundred and Sixth P. V. at Gettysburg;"
song, "Auld Lang Syne;" benediction.
SOME SPECIAL rEOQRAMMES.
For the One Hundred and Tenth The
ffi M ilmr B
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i liii nil lit
The One Hundred and Lleventh Jiiantry, Culp's
Eighteenth Cavalry, Southwest of Hound Top.
The One Hundred and Sixteenth Pennsylvania
Monument, in the Loop.
burg and who will be present at 10,000. It
would be idle to attempt an estimate of the
numberof outsiders who will witness the
ceremonies; but it is safe enough to conclude
that it will be a multitude greater in num
ber than the old town has witnessed since
Xee and his legions swooped down upon it.
There were in all 85 Pennsylvania com
mands that participated in the action and
were on the field at the Dattle of Gettys
burg. The were thev 1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 9th,
10th, lltb, 12th and 13th Eegiments ot the
Pennsylvania Beserve Corps; 11th, 23d,
26th, 27th, 8th, lath, 4Gth, 49th, 53d, 56th,
57th, Cist, C2d, C3d, 68th, C9tb, 71st, 72d,
73d. 74th, 75th, 81st, 82d, 83d, 81th, 88th,
90th, 91st, 93d, 95th, 96th, 98th, 99th, 102d,
105th, 106th, 107th, 109th, 110th, 111th,
114th. 115th, llGth, 118th, 119th, 121st,
139th, 140th, 141st, 142d, 143d, 145th. 147th,
148th. 149th, 150th, 151st, 153d and 155th
, Eegiments of Infantry.
1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, Cth, 8th, 16th, 17th and
18th Eegimeuts of Cavalrv.
Batteries B (Cooper's), F (Eickett's) and
Q. (Spence's), 1st Pennsylvania (Light)
Artillerv; Independent Batteries C (Thomp
son's), E (Knap's) and F (Hampton's)
.uiui, njuucij, juauery it .Kank. s J, 3d
Pennsylvania (Heavy) Artillery.
' AIDED BY STATE COMMISSION-.
All of these regiments have distinct asso
ciations, and, in co-operation with the Bat
tlefield Commission, they have erected 83
monuments. This commission was consti
tuted under an act of the Legislature
approved June 15, 1887. The members of
this commission appointed by the Governor
e: General John P. Taylor, President,
Eeedsville, Mifflin county; Major Samuel
Harper, Secretary, Pittsburg; General J. P.
S. Gobin, Lebanon; Colonel John P.
Kieholson, Philadelphia; Colonel B, B.
These commissioners have had submitted
to them for approval the plans and designs
of all monuments to be erected under the
act. An appropriation was made by the
Xegislature allowing $1,500 for each monu
ment These magnificent memorials virtu
ally mark the death place of the bulk of
Pennsylvania's soldiert who fell at Gettys-
143 465 2 14 10 116 .. Si 253
145 -.3 3 21 6 60 10 'JO
147 393 1 5 .. 14 .. . 20
143 4CS 2 2") 5 83 ..5 125
J49 4o0 1 65 14 145 4 107 KM
150 397 3 .71 9 125 4 73 264
151 467 2 79 9 172 4 71 337
153 669 1 40 7 117 .. 43 211
155 424 ..6 2 11 .. .. 19
1 418 2 2
2 1 1
3 394.. 159.. 6 21
4 304 ..1 1
6 46S .. 3 .. 7 .. 2 12
8 391 .. .Not engaged.
16 411 ..2 ..4 .. .. 6
17 448 4 4
18 6S9 .. 2 .. 4 .. 8 14
B. 1st. lit ..3 18.... 12
O. " 144 '.'. 7 i 12 " 3 23
C. Ind. 105 .. 1 3 7 .. 3 14
K. ' lo9 3 .. .. 3
F. " ... 13 19 .. .. 14
U. 3d. Art, 62 1 1
around their monument in the wheatfield,
under command of President George C.
Anderson, to listen to Eev. T. D. "Wallace,
now of Chicago, but formerly of Com
Colonel Charles T. Campbell will once
more command the Fifth-seventh. At the
reunion and rededication of the monument
an historical sketch will be read by Captain
C. C. Strouse, and addresses made bv Col
onel S. D. Bumpus and Captain D. AV.
As the Seventv-fifth dedicated their mon
ument in October last, no programme has as
yet been prepared for any special celebra
tion. It is, however, understood that the
association will participate in the special
dedicatory services of their German fellow
comrades, the Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania
Volunteers Association. Also that the
combined German associations, Twenty
seventh, Ninety-eighth and Seventy-ii'th
will visit the monuments of the latter in the
National Cemetery and on Howard avenue,
where, Secretary H. Naehtigall will deliver
an appropriate oration in the German
language, and in connection therewith re
hearse the deeds of the regiment during the
memorable July days of 1863. These cere
monies will be made as impressive as the
occasion demands. These are all three
VERY ELABORATE PLANS.
On the second day the bugle will call the
Totals 20,508 6,889
COTEEIJf O A VAST AREA.
A faint idea of the vastness of the .memor
ial structures erected may be had from the
statement that they are spread over 25
square miles of territory. The most beauti
ful monument on the field is that of the
Ninth New York, which is in the form of a
Go thic tower and cost 59,000. The Seven-
i! f ffl v$ refill kit
Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry Monument.
Eighty-Third Infantry and Vincent Statue. j
teenth Pennsylvania Cavalry ha, also, a
splendid equestrian statue, which cost
54,000. Around the base are great plates of
hronze, on which are illustrated spirited
features of dashine cavalry charges. The
One Hundred and Fifty-fifth, General Pear
ton's regiment, and Knap's have all
fine monuments. The accomnanvin? illus
trations will give the reader a very ranch
Eighty-thirds around the monument which
has been erected on Little Bound Top and
the twenty-first reunion of the survivors
will be held. The programme will be one
of the most elaborate on the field. It will
open with prayer by Bishop Boyd Vincent,
and there will follow the presentation of
monument by committee, M, V. B. Gilford,
Secretarv, Erie, Pa.; acceptance and formal
presentation of same to Gettvsburg Associa
tion, Colonel D. C. McCoy, President,
Meadville, Pa.; address "Eighty-third in
the Past," Captain E. L. Whittlesey, Erie,
Pa.; poem (original) J. C. Hnrriq, Venango,
Pa.; official history (of Eighty-third at
Gettysburg, Captain A. M. Judson, histo
rian, "Washington, D. C; address "Tlie
Eightv-third in the Future," Colonel O. S.
"Woodward, Ncosha Falls, Kan.; "Our
Fallen Comrades," O. "W. Norton, Chicago,
111.: oration, Bishop John H. Vincent,
Chn'utaunua, N. Y.; music by the band,
followed by taps on bngie.
The old isignty-eigntn, wnich is partly n
Philadelphia command, will unveil its
handsome trophy on the lllh. Comrade
James G. Clark, President of the associa
tion, will preside; Comrade George E. "Wag.
ner will deliver the oration, Comrade Louis
"Wagner will present the trophy to the com
missioners; Comrade E. L.Gillignn has been
appointed aid to the Commanding Gpneral.
The programme of the Ninety-third is:
Meet at State Monument at 2 p. m. Septem
ber 11; music, Perseverance Band, of Leba
non, Pa., Ninety-third Eegiment Band;
prayer, Comrade George A. Guernsey. Com
pany K; music, national air, band; address,
placing monument in hands of State Com
mission; reply, accepting monument. Gen
Oun Own Gallant One Hundred and Thlrty-Xinth,
liear Round Top.
historical oration will be delivered by the
Hon. Edmund Shaw, of Altoona; address
delivering monument to care ot Battle field
Association, by John M. Dunsniore, Esq.,
of Thayer, Kan.; praver by Eev. John
Thomas, of Larncd, "Kan. The balance
of the programme will be announced on ar
rival at Gettysburg from Eegimental head
quarters. A reunion of the regiment will
also be held, time and place to be designated
from same headquarters.
Eev. J. E. Doyle, of New York.formerly
an officer in the One Hundred and Eleventh,
will deliver the oration for that command.
which will be in charge of Colonel "W. J.
Alexander, after which the exercises will be
combined with the One Hundred and Ninth,
this regiment having been consolidated with
the One Hundted and Eleventh in April,
On the morning of the 11th the One
Hundred and Fourteenth Eegiment will
form in the square near the McClellan
House, and, under the command of Colonel
H. N. "Warren, march to the site of the
monument on Eeynold's avenne, and pro
ceed with the dedicatory service as follows:
Music, by the veterans; prayer, by Judge
O. P. Shaver; historical address, by Colonel
Horatio N. "Warren; brief remarks, by the
veterans; music, by the veterans. The regi
ment will then reform and march to the
grove near the seminary and hold a re
union. These are the exercises for the One Hun
dred and Fifth: Prayer, Chaplain D. S.
Steadman; hymn, regiment; poem, Captain
S. A. Craig; music, oration, Chaplain J. C.
Truesdale; music, presentation ot monu
ment, short addresses by Colonel L. B. DutT,
Q. C. Sedig, Captain John Hastings, Cap
tain A. C. Thompson and Captain J. U.
Kelso. The commander of the regiment is
Colonel James Miller.
HEADQUARTERS AND REPORT.
It may be interesting to many to know
where some of the distinguished visitors
can be found. The Gettysburg Spring
Hotel will have as its guests the Governor
and staff, the Pennsylvania Commission
and a number of military celebrities, in
cluding Lieutenant Colonel J. P. Nichol
son, General Gobin, General J. P. Taylor,
Colonel Brnce Eickets and Chief Marshal
General D. McM. Gregg. Also the One
Hundred and Forty-ninth Pennsylvania
Volunteer Association, the One Hundred
and Fiftieth Volunteers, the Seventeenth
Pennsylvania Cavalry, and the Ninety
second Pennsylvania Keserves. Delega
tions of the Pennsylvania militia will
encamp for one week on the hotel grounds
of Major Coleman, and will act as the Gov
The report of the Battlefield Commission
has been sent to the Governor. A great
deal of space is devoted to the controversy
which arose between General Beaver and
the Pennsylvania Eeservcs. and which is a
time-worn story to everyone who took the
slightest interest in the subject. Among
other things the report says:
The commissioners have devoted more than
ordinary care to the matter of inscriptions, so
that, while securing all possible honor to the
soldiers of Pennsylvania who participated in
the memorable struggle, nothing of an
apocryphal or doubtful character should be
permitted. Besides the coat of arms of the
Commonwealth in bronze and the badge of the
army corps to which the command belonged,
they require the name and number of the regi
ment or battery, brigade, division and corps, a
statement of the movement and action in the
battle, the number of officers and men present,
together with the losses, and the date of mm-ter-in,re-enlistmentand
muster-out. In addition
to this the names of counties where recruited,
total enrollment, total losses and names of
battles in which engaged were allowed.
Their methods are thus described:
In their scrutiny the commissioners care
fully examine the official reports of the battle,
both nnion and rebel, not only of the particu
lar commanders, but of brigade, division and
corps commanders, and not only them, hat the
reports of all other commands which held
position upon tho same part of the field or in
tbe same neighborhood.
In this way, in some cases involving days of
investigation, the inscriptions are examined. o
as to verify every fact and make thorn his
torically correct. In doing this it is necessary
m nerly every instance to make modifications
and c langes more or less important, and it is a
pleasure to say that in the large majority of
cases already passed npon the regimental
committee has cheerfully and promptly con
curred in the action.
Attorney General, that tho number of com
mands entitled to monuments is 84.
Battery G, First Pennsylvania Light Artil
lery, was some time prior to the battle tempor
arily with Battery F, of tbe same artillen,
under tbe command of Captain E. Brnce Rick
ets, and as snch fought at Gettysburg. Subse
quently ii was reorganized and maintained a
separate existence. Battery F, independent,
was also, prior to the battle, consolidated in the
same manner with Battery O. independent,
under the command of Captain James Thomp
son, and as such fought at Gettysburg. F was
subsequently reorganized and maintained a
The question was raised in the former case
whether, under the law. Batteries F and G were
entitled to separate monuments, or to but one.
and it being referred to the Attorney General
that officer decided that each was entitled to a
separate monument. As the facts in that case
are precisely the same as in the latter, the de
cision nnvnrfthnth raRAJL
A further appropriation of 81,500 will there-
loro De necessary to complete ine painuuc
work inaugurated by the act ot Jnne 15, 1887.
A MAGNIFICENT MEMOBIAt.
The leaders among the Beserves have not
abandoned their project of erecting a
memorial hall on Little Round Top, though
they failed to have any ot the monumental
appropriation set aside for that purpose. In
carrying out their enterprise they look to
Pittsbure for solid assistance. General 8.
"Wylie Crawford, who commanded the Be
serves, owns the land on which tbe proposed
building would be placed, and it is said
there is plenty of native granite that could
be used in such a structure. Andrew Car
negie, of Pittsburg, has offered to contribute
the iron. Another Pittsburg firm the'glass,
and then there is a proposition to persuade the
next Legislature to appropriate the balance
of the money needed, or in case of failure in
that direction to raise the sum by private
Next in point of interest to seeing the
field itself, is the presentation of its most
conspicuous features by The Dispatch
Department Commander T. J. Stewart
NOW JMBST ETJBLIBHED.
THE CDflSE IQABpS-HfiLH
A Taleof Adventure;
By G-: .A.. HIezrty,.;
Author of "Under Drake's Flag," "With Clive in Isdia,M et&,
ALL BIGHTS BE3EB7ZD,
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OHAPTEE XTTX The Eesctje.
Eonald, with Kreta and two of his men,
now crept down to the very edge of the
bashes at a spot they could command a view
of the entrance to tbe hut. For a long time
female figures came in and went out, and it
was not until long past midnight that they
saw tbe last female figure disappear inside
and the skin drawn across the entrance.
"How long, shall we give them, Kreta?"
"In an hour Kreta will go on," the chief
aid. "but better give two hours for all to be
In about an hour Eonald, who had been
half lying on the ground with hi head on
his hands, looked round and found that the
chief had stolen away. He sat npand
watched the hut intently. The fires were
burning low now, although many of the
Kaffirs were sitting ronnd them; bat there
was still light enough for him, looking in
tently, to have seen a figure moving along.
Once or twice he fancied he saw a dark
shadow on Ibe ground close to the hut. but
he was not sure, and was still gazing in-
icuujr ttucu fcuero was a tuucu uo 111s saoui-
der, and looking round he saw the chief be
"Two women watch," he said, "others all
quiet. Give a little time longer to make
sure that all are asleep, then we go on."
It seemed to Eonald inllytwo hours, al
though it was less than one, before Kreta
again touched him.
""Time to go, incos," he said. "Yon go
down with me to the hut, but not quite
close. Kreta bring girl to yon. You better
not go. Kreta walk more quietly than white
Eonald gave his consent, though re
luctantly, but he felt that it was right that
the Fingo, who was, risking his life for his
sake, should carry ont his plans in his own
way. Kreta ordered one of his men to re
join his companions, and with the others
advanced toward the village.
When within forty yards of the hnt he
touched Eonald and 'whispered to him to
The One Hundred and Fifty-Third, on Barlow's
I m! t P Q finhin? ftratinn Rw T c
Lame, Chaplain of the regiment and of the
CnntlfArr' A RtiAniailAn mtlBlA lt Ihii 1m Jt
Survivors' Association; music, by the band.
ending with taps. ,
The One Hundred and Sixth, a Philadel
phia regiment, will dedicate with this order
of exercises: Ceremonies, 3 P. M., Septem
ber 11. Prayer, hymn, "iij Country 'tis
of Thee;" oration, GeneralJamcs C. Lynch,
and E. G. Sellers, of the Council of Admin
istration, are supervising the erection of the
tents in the G. A...B. camp on East Ceme
tery Hill. Twelve hundred A tents, 150
wall tents and 15 hospital tents will consti
tute the camp in which the 5,000 Grand
Army men will be quartered. The camp
was commenced Thursday afternoon and
finished yesterday. A large number of other
tents will be issued to regimental associa
tions and put on different parts ot the battle
field. Posts Nos. 8 and 51, of Philadelphia,
have sent advance details here to prepare
quarters. The stand in the National Cem
etery for the Pennsylvania exercises is up
and will have 350 chairs. The demand for
quarters in the town is great.
' ' ' ' 1 ' H T I
MISS AP.MSTEONO HAS A BEFRESHZKO BEST.
SOT SO CONFIDENT NOW.
Campbell Concludes It Will bo Harder to
New York, September 6. Among the
arrivals at the Fifth Avenue Hotel was ex
Congressman James E. Campbell, of Ham
ilton, O., who has been nominated by tbe
Democrats of that State to run against Gov
ernor Foraker this fall. In conversation
Mr. Campbell seemed to be pretty
sanguine of success, but it was notice
able that his standard of confidence
has been materially lowered since he visited
this city a few weeks before his nomination.
Then he already had the present Governor
beaten in his mind. It was a sort of holi
day task, almost too small for a man of his
Herculean political strength to be put at.
But yesterday Mr. Campbell was in a much
more serious mood.
It is reported, although Mr.Campbell was
bv no means inclined to admit it, that the
object of his visit here is to interest some
rich and liberal New York Democrats iu
his canvass, particularly the liquor men of
the party who may be able to see in Camp
bell's success a lift for Hill's Presidental
boonfi For his present purposes Mr. Camp
bell may be willing to concede Hill's claims
to the first place on the ticket of 1892, pro
vided the Ohio Democratic campaign treas
ury receives some solid assistance lroin the
New York liquor interest.
Governor Foraker will open his canvass
at Xeuia to-morrow evening, while Mr.
Campbell will start in at Batavia on Mon
day. There will be no joint discussions.
Drum-Capped Memorial of the One Hundred and
On the subject of the amount appropri
ated by the State 121,500 the commis
sioi ers say:
While the act of Juno 15, 1687. appropriates
tho sum of $121,500, It docs not in terms define
the number of monuments to be rrected, but
as it specifically appropriates $1,500 for each
command it follows that provision has been
made for 81 regiments and batteries. It Is now
apparent that the appropriation is insufficient,
as the commissioners find, from the official re
ports of the battle, aided by the opinion of tho
People on the Stcnbenvlllo Piko Excited
The people residing on the Stcubenvillc
pike, just outside of the city limits, are
somewhat excited over two fires that oc
occurred in that neighborhood recently.
About two weeks ago Michael Eiddler's
barn, with all its contents and several
horses, was burned, and last Sunday morn
ing fire was discovered in a grocery store in
Joseph Mclntyre's house, but was put out
before gaining much headway. Both fires,
it is claimed, were caused by incendiaries.
A LITTLE FISHY.
A Gallon of Carbon OH Explodes Without
Injuring Tiro Boys.
An almost incredible accident occurred
at the corner of Washington avenue and
Evans alley, Manchester, yesterday after
noon. A 6mall boy named Hall was carry
ing a gallon ot carbon oil along the street,
ana another nrchin named Webster, it was
said, applied a match to the spont ot the
can. The result was an explosion, but both
boys escaped with slight burns.
Wnite of Water.
Suits were brought by the city yesterday
before Alderman Caesidy against J. J.
Crawford, of 3057 Penn avenue, and Adam
Morton, of Jones avenne, Thirteenth ward,
for willful waste of water in violation of a
city ordinance. Other suits will be entered
by the water department.
THE ART OF MESS. SMS
Dispatch, shows that it consists, first of all, in
conforming to the seasons, and a dut regard
to combinations of colors is necessary.
remain there. Then he and his companions
lay down on the gronnd, and without the
slightest sound that Eonald could detect,
disappeared'antbe darkness. Eonald stood
with his revolver in his hand, ready at any
moment to spring forward and throw himself
upon the Kaffirs.
Mary Armstrong lay awake with everv
faculty upon the stretch. Where the succoH
was to come from, or how, she could not im
agine; but it was evident, at least, that some
white man was here, and was working for
her. She listened intently to every sonnd
with her eyes wide open, staring at the two
women, who were cooking mealies in the
fire and keeping up a low murmured talk.
She bad not even a hope that they wonld
sleep. She knew that the nativesconstantly
sit up talking and feasting until daylight is
close at hand, and as they had extra motives
for vigilance, she was sure that they would
Suddenly, so suddenly that she scarcely
knew what had happened, the two women
disappeared from her sight. A band had
graspedeach tightly by the throat, another
hand seized the hair, and with a sharp jerk
pulled the head on one side, breaking the
neck in a moment, a common mode among
the Kaffirs of putting anyone to death. The
whole thing did not occupy a moment, and
as the women disappeared from her sight,
two natives rose to their feet and looked
round. Convinced that this was the succor
promised her, she sat up. One oi the na
tives put his finger upon his lips to indicate
the necessity of silence, and beckoned for
her to rise and come to him. When she did
so he wrapped her in a dark blanket and led
her to the door. He pushed aside the
hanging and went out.
Mary followed close behind him. He
now put the blanket over her head and
lifted her in his arms, A momentary dread
seized her lest this might be an emissary of
some other chief, who had sent him to
carry off Macomo's new captive, but the
thought of the English words reassured ber,
and at any rate, even if it were so, her
position could not possibly be worse than
on the return of Macomo the next morning.
She was carried a short distance, then she
heard her bearer savin English, "Come
along. I take her a bit further. Too close
to Kaffir still." She was carried on for
some distance. Then there was a stop, and
she was placed on her feet. Tnen the
blanket was removed from her head, and a
moment later a dark figure seized her hand.
"Thank God, we have got you out, Miss
The revnlsion of feeling at hearing her
own tongoe was so great that she was not
capable of speaking, and sbe would have
fallen had she not been clasped in the arms
of the person who addressed ner. Her sur
prise at feeling that the arms that encircled
her were bare, roused her.
"Who are you, sir?" she asked trembling.
"X am Sergeant uiunt, aiiss Armstrong.
No wonder you did not kuow me. I am
got up in native fashion. Yon can trust
yourself with me, you know."
"Oh, yes, yes," the girl sobbed. "I know
I can, you saved my lite once before. How
did you come here? And oh, can you tell me
any news about my father?"
"He is hurt, Miss Armstrong, but I have
every hope that he will reqover. Now you
must be btrong, for we must be miles from
here betore morning. Can you walk?"
"Oh yes, I can walk any distance," the
girl said. "Yesterday it seemed to me that
I could not walk an inch further were it to
save my life, and they had to carry me tbe
last mile or two, bnt now I feel strong
enough to walk any distance."
T"She can walk at present. Chief," Eonald
iaid, "let us go forward at once."
They wero now on the pathway leading
down to the kraal. The chiet took the lead,
telling Mary Armstrong to take hold of his
blanket and follow close beeind him, while
Eonald followed on ber heels, the other
Fingoes keeping in the rear. The darkness
beneath the trees was dense, and it was
some time before Eonald could make out J
ake off your shoes and stockings and pad
t He your feet in the water."
"That would be refreshing," the girl said.
"My feet are aching dreadfully. Now
please tell me all that has happened; how
you came to be here."
Sitting beside her, Eonald told her of
everything, irom the time when his party
arrived and beat off the natives attacking
"How can I thank you enough?" she said,
when he had finished. "To think that you
have done all this for me."
"Never mind about thanks, Miss Arm
strong; we are not out of the wood yet, our
dangers .are only half over, and if it were
not that I trust to the cunning of our good
friend Kreta and his Fingoes I should have
very little hope of getting out of this mess.
I think that it is just beginning to get light;
I can just make out the outlines of the
trunks of the trees, which is more than I
could do before. I will go and ask Kreta
what he is going to do, and by the time I
come back perhaps yon had better get your
shoes on again, and be ready for a start. I
don't snppose we shall go far. but no donbt
he will find some sort of hiding-place."
Kreta, in fact, was just giving instructions
to his men.
"We are going out in different directions
to look for some place to lie up to-day," he
said. "In the morningthey search all about
tbe woods. We must get into shelter before
it is light enough for the men on the hill
tops to see down through the trees. You
stop here, quiet In half an hour we come
back again. There is plenty time; they no
find out yet that woman gone."
In a few minutes Mary Armstrong joined
"How do you feel now?" he asked.
"AH the fresher and better for the wash,"
she said; "but I really don't think I could
walk very far, my feet are very much blis
tered. I don't see why they should be so
bad: we have only gone about 24 miles each
day, and I always considered that I could
walk 20 miles without much difficulty."
"It makes all thedifference how you walk.
Miss Armstrong. No doubt, if yon had
been in good spirits, and with a pleasant
party, yon could have walked 50 miles iu
two days, although that is certainly a long dis
tance for a woman; but depressed and almost
despairing, as you were, it told npon you gen
erally, and doubtless yon rather dragged your
feet along than walked."
"I don't want to think about it," the girl said,
with a shudder. "It teems to have been an
awful dream. Some day 1 will tell you about
it; but I cannot now."
"Here are some mealies and some cold meat.
We each brought a week's supply with us when
we left tbe wagons. I am sure that you will ba
all the better for eating something."
"I do feel very hungry, now I think of it."
the girl assented: "I have hardly eaten a mouth
ful since that morning."
"I am hungry mjself," Eonald said; "I was
too anxious yesterday to do justice to mv
food." . J
"I feel very much better now," the girl said
when sbe bad finished. I believe I was faint
from want of food before, although I did not
think of it. I am snre I could go on walking
now. It was not the pain that stopped me, bnt
simply because I didn't feel as It I could lift
mv foot from the ground. And there is one
thing I want to say: I wish you wonld not call
me Miss Armstrong, it Beemsso formal and
stiff, when you are running such terrible risks
to save me. Please call me Mary, and I will
rail you Harry. I think I heard you tell my
father your name was Harry Blunt.''
"That is tbe name 1 enlisted under, it Is not
mv own name: men very seldom enlist under
their own names."
"Why notr" she asked in surprise.
'Tartly, I suppose, because a good many ot
L us got into scrapes before we enlisted, and don't
care ior our inenas to De aoie to trace us."
"I am sure you sever got Into a scrape," the
girl said, looking up into Ronald's face.
"I got into very bad scrape," Ronald an
swered, "a scrape that has spoilt my whole life;
but we will not talk about that. But I would
rather. If you don't mind, that you should call
me by my own name now we are together. If
we get ont of this I shall be Sergeant- Blunt
again, but Ishould like you to call me Ronald
"Ronald," tnt)girl said, "that sounds Scot
"1 am not Scotch, nor so far as I know Is
there any Scotch blood in ray veins, bat the
even the outline of tbe figure sefsre him,
Before approaching a kraal a halt was made,
and one of the Fingoes went on ahead to sea
if the. fires were out and all natives isaMa
their hut. Several time, altbongh all tie
human beings were asleep, the seout re
turned saying- they could net pass through,
the kraal, for the dogs had seeaied him and
growled, fiercely, and wonld ttupfl
barking when the party passed as to brisg
all the village oat to see what was tfaa
Then long detours that were diSte&tt
enough through the thick bash in daylight,
but at night were almost impossible, had to
be made. Each time that this had to be
done, Kreta lifted Mary Armstrong aad
carried her, and she had now beeeae so ex
hausted that she was unable even to protest.
Eonald would have carried her himself bat
he felt that it wonld be worse than useless
to attempt to do so; though unencumbered
he had the greatest difficulty in making his
way through tbe bushes; he scratefied and
tore his flesh terribly, but the chief seeased
to be possessed of tbe eyes of a bat, aad
gilded through them, scarcely moving a
twig as he passed. After going on for up
ward ot three hours the chief stopped.
''It will be getting light soon; we must
hide her now; cannot get further until to
Although Eonald Mervyn, struggling
along in the darkness, had not noticed it.
the party had for the last hour turned off
from the line that they had before been fol
lowing. They stopped by a little stream,
running down the valley. Here a native re
filled the gourds. Mary Armstrong ielt
better after a drink of water. ,
"I think." Eonald said to her, "that if
yon were to bathe your face and hands it
wonld refresh you. There is a rock here
just at the edge of the stream. Ism sura
your feet must be sore and blistered. It
will be half an hour before there is a gleam
of light, and I should recommend you to
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