The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, March 31, 1894, Image 9

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lumb world," the Deaf Man
Blind Man, shaking his
"Tis is siK'tit,
said :
Bttt, no, " said Um
It is noisy and black "
There were two lilies on one mom.
They Lad led very modem life a life o
artificial beets and lights; they bad been tod
'i!" I lood. drawn from the reek
ing mould in which their root wandsred;
the had drunk the hot steam ot the glass
oo red home: they hud loved the eploeno
ovti ol dwarf rose-. And they grjw up
white, stately, neurotic. They were high
l red llllee, toll and tklr. They wore polled
. one itoni, like dumb and Mnwlesi ballet-
it sere, droned In green tight and white
Kasy wl" then twins," nld the tlorist to
hid v an, "them's the pick ol the lot."
.- ire, m yer life." said the man, is he I
sii.i bit thumb-knifo round the Mem,
The ii'.u's tell aunt.
oni: mly tUOl k swat or ir.
He was n perfectly roper young man,
traui hU bell-crowned hat to the tips ol hi
f tinted boots. His black frock-coat, button
0 i snugly over his corsets, fell nearly to hi
nnkl is, The voluminous linen about his
1 '; was girdled by a gory stock. He wore
: r glow and earned a we 'den walking
ttck, Rls eyes were dull and h.s fat face
blue from over-shaving, but be was a
1 .' proper young man. He loaned
-;.v and smoked a elgantt
; u the thing
Eh, Sanders
re, Bander
ng, "well, let ltK
it 00, Sanders, 1
on. my itood (el-
1! they
v p .
"Dowu't eome In," she shouted wheu ho
knocked, "stay out.''
"How ore you to-night," he asked.
"Ow it's yon, Is it," Tottle called out, " 'ow
are ye, me beauty?"
"Pretty wall y' know," said Ned, "sent yi
some vi lets
I'm as raedest as a vi let, f know,
I'm that ihoy, know
Illy, too, ' understand, attlte ti1 thing,
y know."
"Oow awoy now," Tottle reiterated, "me
turn's cotuln. Won h'l'tn finished sfb II g n
and stoke up, me beauty. '
. Very obediently Not wandered round totlio
front ot the house and took a seal in one ol
the upper boxes. Ho was net much sur
prU ' d to tee his (at and lior icy trloitd there.
"She's In great form to-night," he remarked.
"Ia she.'" Jlmmte sal i with touch of envy.
"Why don t yo ask n fellow to no along and
plek the bones?"
"T us ye for the supper and it's done," said
N I,
"Done,1 nld Jlmmle and as the other tpun
it. on hit knee, he called heads.
"On me." said Ned, 'vet Some other people
ami eomu along,"
Whoe his friend was ibOUl this business
Kedgavo his attention to thestage. Was
not Mis Rlckham on? one could tell that
by the unusual animation; oven the orches
tra begun to perk Up. A.)' She was thole, tt
plump woman of forty, lit a yellow Wig, a got
1 geoui Ions froek of many colors and I wide
Usiusborough hat. As she sang th song ol
i the vl'let, whleli as you may have gathered
w.i- notably shy. she did few dance steps
; d swayed and pe-iured With I Vigor that
displayed all the plcntitades ol forty years.
Th ' were oheeriiuj and dapping for another
:.; when an usher eamo Scuttling down
the aisle, carrying Nod's bOlket of violets,
With one great, pallid lily nodding in the cell
tre. It w.i- handed OCrOSS the footlights and
Hiss Tottle snuffed It and cooed and sang
A four-wheeler here them away to supper.
There were Nad and Tottle and Jluunie and
ung lad wh played seventeen musical
Instruments. They were all smoking
ittes and the smoke Buttered like nags from
.ib-windows, Jimmle was singing as they
ve up to a restaurant off lirondway. Ned
IS fighting, unsuccessfully, with Miss Tot
I a ki's. The Kiekhatu was muscular'.y
coy, The straggle continued after the eab
d ; was earried on jocosely on the
I walk, Miss Tottle had pinned the great
white lily on her bre,wt. Jus: us they en-
I the doorway Ned threw one arm round
and captured his kiss a powdery,
. ie-painty kiss was but the lily was
rushed off and fell unregarded to the side-
rollef. The other ohlldren try to tempt her
into their solids and games. She does not
care for these things.
They nre singing the carols ot Baster, (hi
"Id now songs of the risen Christ. The-
sue sTANl'S IIV Till' W1MW,
sweetly with young, quivering
(lie nurse aayi, "here
i ' -
slug eery
See, little sentinel
is a Illy.
ll Is the fairest one ol all, white and stately,
but she lots It tall unregarded at her luet.
Lilies ol l uster and the Easter Christ- she
know thll long ago. Shu Is wailing, waiting
and He does ii,.t eomi,
Patience, httie sentinel.
There are ouly u few weeks more It may
I,' baton the till! lilies have faded.
"Here s someone tO see you, little sentinel,"
the nurse savs.
He is i i moll lad. a healthy, dirty young
heathen. Ids grimmy legs, straight and tough
and strong, showing through his rays. As
bs looks ut hi r he dabs one hla.-k, little list In
his eyes and demolishes Ids tears, but for all
that he has an air ot triumph about him, 01
one who should say, "1 don't want it known
but I've a small matter of a diamond nooklaoe
l in my pocket for you." The little girl rested
her deformed shoulder against the wall;
there was no answering brightness In her
dismal, little yellow faee. hollowed Willi life
1 long suffering.
"Do you kuow me. little sister the boy
Yes, little sister kuows bint.
1. "A. little sister, what I got fur ye!" he
says brightly, and holds up a rare w hite lily,
soiled u bit by the trampled oo7.e of the puvc
' ment, but still fair and beautiful.
"I foun' it In do street las' night, little'sister.
iee? an' I kep' it on' brung it te yous," he
added proudly.
No, little sister does not oaro any more
trity lay there waiting for about lilies the gift falls from her crippled
asser-by to tread it under foot. 1 Angers, and lies unoared for on the Boor.
It is Easter and Christ has risen, but the
world is full of pain and the little sentinel
"Rosily, my dear," said one Illy, "I have
seen the world and it is very wicked. I wish
I were back on my torn. Don't you long for
that rooking stem and the lights and heat aud
dwarf roses'.'"
"I have seen the world," said the other
Illy, "it is not very wicked, but it is very,
very sad."
"Ah ! you should have seen"
But the janitor swept them out.
Vance Thompsov.
tirriiiR Recollections of Heroism
by Land ant! Sea.
stirrim; CoMrlbnUoni it-oiu 6enetal
James I, liongstroot, colonel w. h.
YoltOril, Colonel Joseph Wnore,
Hun. i . w. W owner and 11. m.
Porr? Having an Army,
ii is a delicate, difficult and apparently on
invidious task for a man who has served
through tares wars in active ond prolonged
military life, to particularise what bi regard
us Hie "bravest deed" during lush periods;
ami ll Is not Int that what ll related Is
the "bravest" in such au extended lervlee
and experlanoe, covering years ol my lite,
numerous Instiuie. s ..f mark'sl daring mid
voiot worn witnessed as performed by tb
lllue ami the i ra y . all showing that the
Ameriooni, Nortli and South, an the moil
martial nation on the lace ol the globe; and
It In Imped that in III" lust aud lurfOUS t&CS
for wealth we will n'i allow the era ol selfish
ness t" overshadow iho epoch "f heroism.
Reeltali ol auoh bravest deeds mo perhaps
usually oonflued i" active battles, where by
the touch ot elbows and toe sense ol com
radsshtp, and amid Um Inspiration ol bone
artillery ami thlMttleol musketry, and Hie
oheen ol comrades, toldlen an deeply
moved to do and don lor ""iintiy: but too
little attention bus been bestowed upon the
lone senlry watching 0VSt a Sleeping army.
Ho is coniOloUl of the mot that he may, at
any moment! be shot "by a rifleman hid in
the thicket, 1 and Hud Ins loved 0IWS at home
will never know how nor wlien he felL But,
despite tblSOppresslvesensu of h iln-liliess lh-
picket at his post performed deeds as brave
as any ever soon Oil 1 1 - lialth'-ll'-ld, witnessed
must confess, I saw but little. In bodies mon
would undertake iiiim? that oould not bo
lliuiigiit nf by hiiiiiIKt nunibors, aud then
again Held offlaer i did not hnvn an oppor
tunity to m te Indivtdual aois.
Prom the ro..'iv rusVng throu i my mind,
I se'.eet one, not bieauss I think thohero was
the bravest man I over saw, but bpcauss this
net was uncalled for and showed an Indiffer
ence to deuth that might rank It with devil-may-care
exploits rather than cool deeds of
deliberate daring, where there was a duty or
a great principle involved.
it was at ths battle ot Sbarpstur, where i had
Louisiana. Krodricksburg Heights WOW oc
cupied, and tho Sixth Corps pushed on to
Halein Church, four miles farther on, and
there nod another body of the enemy and en
gaged them In florae fighting. Company A.
of the Ninety-third Pennsylvania, of which 1
was a memb r, wn with the regiment. In a
very uncomfortable position. Though the
men were lalllng all around me I took partic
ular notice, quite naturally, of my own bunk
mute, E. C. Euston, who fell, apparently
killed or mortally wounded, almost at my
side. Amid the roar of the Cannonading and
the frightful rattle of tka nraakatrv I shall
Their I'rollt Were Uirse Burins the
Pnnli- Him The; Wurrate.
Iciior to command a brigad.j under Oon- , never forget how it occurred to me that poor
1. I need not remind any of the sin- Euston was gone uml I hat I would have to 1 a'"' silver are exported and the specie bank-
cm! II
niiucoiiM as our liin .cM in,. nils cull I was
for the numbers engaged the bloodiest battle
of the wor.
We had been lighting Oil day near or about
a building known us .Miiinmu Church. Home
time ' we wen In theadvuncoof this building,
and again the Icrrlll" llrlng would force us to
Seek shelter in the woods, where there Were
a lew pieces ol almost useless artillery. As
We had done again and again during the day,
we drove the enemy back, ami wsn again
(subjected to a perfitot rain of shells. The
The men who sell money made a lot ot
money during the panic. They are still
gathering In cash from the sale of cash.
Dealing in bullion and specie has always
been considered profitable. But hard times
make it doubly So. When the merchants uro
hard up, the money broker reaps a harvest.
When the financial world is In trouble, cold
jnly by the Qod Of Hosts. Soldiers make 1 venation
a .)d :
oh. rs
II y a
ot per
.el in I mm from these flowen," said the
Rev. Dr. Goodman, touching gently with his
er Sngen, the lilies that decked the pulpit
(hat Easter morning, "lessens of humility
and patience. They are born and they die.
' u: not before they have spread the (rogrance
! meek, pure, beautiful lives. Let us who
are of H:s household, carry into the world
' ie fragrance of lives as pure and beautiful.
As you know, my brethren, it is our custom
"' s;r.d the flowers which have graced the
.'tir on this natal day to the hospitals, that
their beauty may .-harm away a few moments
' ii:n and lufterflg, L t us remember it
vas for this, too, we hovs be -a made White
that we may carry succor to suffering hu
manity ar.d i. ear :i;!it an I hope to those who
- '::'. da-ir.ess. '
S.jftly the great organ droned like far away
Ug-pioej; theu gathering strength It burst
Into a stormy anthem ot hallelujahs and
praise. The people filed decently out of
butch. Onlya few remained, They stripped
liter and pulpit of the flowers. Basket
Fnlsn ra sent to the different hospitals. On
th" top of one basket, among1 tufts of moss,
vii let! and ro-e. lay the gsplt, white lily,
which had pointed the preacher's moral. It
was languid, ilitless, neurotic. This basket
was carried to a hospital In Forty-sncoud
street. It is a hard-featured, red building,
with two bulging bolf-towen. The little
newsboy at the corner has a notion, vague
and not very valid, that It is a grim, ivd
m inster, led on the lini- crippled wret'he
be sees enter there, I r they never eome
out, Year af'-T year there has been this an-
I., dren, passing through the iron gates Into
ders what becomes ot them. II.i never sees
th-m . jm- out. How is he to recognise in
lancing out the little wretches who hobbled
in wailing? Or those driven darkly away In
he -mall, blaeic boxes?
tied ' Even a listless lily, oppressed with n
I gin !' r dwarf roses, could hardly find
it lad on Easter morning. The morning
eating through the broad window".
generals, not general! make toldlen,
" TIS nothing I a private or two. now and linn
Will not count in Iho neWSOt thl batlle;
Not au offltet lost, only one Ol the men,
Moaning out, all alone, the deatloralllo
During the Mexican war at the battle of
Ilesaea de la I'aiina, as (ieneral Taylor s
artlltory was actively at work and his In
fantry winding their way through ths water
to assault the Mexican lines, Captain Charles
i May stood with bis squadron on tie road ni
near the enemy as cavalry adjustment! would
warrant. As the proper moment came for
May to reach the enemy's battery and our
infantry leaped from the water against the
enemy's infantry, General Taylor ordered:
"Charge, Captain May. Randolph Ridgey,
who commanded Ringgold's splendid battery,
called: "Hold on, Charlie, till I draw their
lire.'' He provoked and drew upon himself
the tire that would have been hurled Into his
cavalry comrades. May ijuickly made the
dash and captured the battery before it couid
reload, taking as prisoner, with other-. Gen
eral Ial Vega.
At tho battle of Molino Pel Rev, Lieutenant
Morris of my regiment was severely wounded.
In those days wo seldom bad stretchers or
parties for removing the wounded from the
North or Month that Kliurpsfur, or ; hunt another bunkmate. Luter In the day I
wo um ot battle turnsd in lavor or the Oon-
federates. We were repulsed with great loM
and is-foro night were compelled to fall book,
and recrossi'd during the night to (In- Pol
mouth side.
W hen ubout to go into camp I felt about as
gloomy us a man could be capable of feeling, i
ut the loss ot my mate, and win proceeding to
look out torn new companion for bunk and i
mess, when 1 saw what seemed to be a famil
iar form approaching slowly. Wh'-n it came
close enough tor recognition who should it be
but my old bunkmate, Euston,
"Why, I thought you were killed," I ex
claimed, hardly believing the evidence of my
eyes, and almost ready to ihinl: it was K ;s
ton'l ghost.
"Not by along shot," was the reply, but in
a strange, mumbling torn-, which male bis
words almost unintelligible,
"Whi le were yoU shot?" I asked.
lie answered by pointing to tin- left side of
his nose, and then I noticed 'bat then was u
bole there, ami that It was Stuffed full of cot
ton. '(When did it eome out'-" said I.
He put In- linger in bit mouth and touched
the root ol it and said here."
"And where Is the bulletf
"Oh, 1 threw that away he mumbled.
"Why, you foolllh fellow," 1 Mid, "you
should nave kept it lor a souvenir."
"You are the foolish fellow, ' he replied,
"I'VS bail that bullet a good deal longer than
I wanted it already."
Euston persistently refused tj go to the
hospital, although be suffered Intense pain.
He went With us all through the terrible cam-
A Man'."
Fifth Texas on lb" right Of the brigade was
commanded by the gallant Captain Turner, 1
and as I rode In bis direction, I noticed that I
un enlisted man, w hose namu I learned was
Monroe, woa engaging him in earnest con-
FRED' i.i'biivkii ok i: nil i-.n.
. : f and th
regular thing, little supper bird in i n ,;
lu-gular nnoorksr," suggested Jimmle,
"Most be, getting up," .Ned went on. flriMi
Imr his brandy and paving no attention to ths
I'm modest si a i e t, i h Jlmmls?
I'm that shoy
"If you Wink at me I gigg;.-,eh.Iiirimie''
;-'. Tit lily, comet thing, Easter, y'know, h'y.
"B ye," returned Jlmmle.
N- d continued his walk, flroailway Was
loss crowded, but the noise ol the cablt -m
ths jostling of clerks and vhop girls oomlng
from work disturbed htm. He crossed to
Fifth a venue, wher then is always ,. osttaln
aiaohntol deeorum, 'iho lunllght, failing
a-. .nit, i'.ii' ':: the ala'i.i! b.irnicks Iba'llne
Ihe SVinuS Ond reddened tioi dingy eobblc
StOniS of tho streot. It was gifting on for
dinner-time and Ned went home to ures.
J;y tho time he bad got Into evening llvry of
b lek and white and had dined it l ad gone
pj no o'clock, lb; balled a passing hansom
"1'i-lv." he ordered.
Tnis is a short hand w ill "underitended of
the people," who dwell In the part of New
York Where (he lights rhino o' nights. The
cab man rkto his horse a cut. ol the w hip and
the hansom whirled nwny to the Frivolity
Music Hail. As evoryoUO knows this was
built for Grand Opera with capital letters.
' But then was mon money In the Japaness
juggler who spins plates on his nose, tho
lady contortionist" and the slangy girl from
liondon, so high art and the capital letters
vanished. Now it Is a jolly place whore young
men spruwl In the boxes drinkli; ehanip.igne,
while other youn men sprawl In the orchestra
chairs, drinking beer out of stono mugs.
Blue clouds of smoke, from cigars and cigar
ettes, swing find cldy in tho hoi, light air.
Behind tho (billing row of footlights, femini
nity in rlghte of all colors, contorts Itself In
donees and oerobstle feats, stage Irishmen
crook jokes; clowns tumble and posture;
!Bftpp7 girls from Paris sing; roaring girls
Iroin London along the musicians.
X"d wont through tho sing.j door, with a
friendly nod to the keeper, He madehl'fwiy
tn Mis.- v.-.itia Slokham's dressing coom,
ifflts. Jt ; .
stirrod the little deformed children Into a
grig-like merriment. Tln-v capered In their
tangling irons and darnel , ths leather
harness that held in place their STOOkod
limbs. The thjhty well, lame girls woke
altogether in tbelr white cots; k,U up al
together; chsttsred iltogethsr llks ths gamin
sparrows out in ths street
For It's Easter mornliig and here's n stnto
of things I
Phi While Rabbit him ridden In on a moon
beam and played his old prankish games.
!,gs and!! Ih" pillows, eggs in Jolly little
lolds ot the sheet; sggs undei the cots; eggs
in pinafores, eggi in ihoei and stockings;
bell', -eggs on tho window-sill; sggs up the
chimney ; eggs on the mantel-piece, Won
derful old fellow, the W hite Rabbit, Eggs of
nil dolor red, white, blue, green, yellow
I mottled, ipsekledand silver; eggs wlthcbloki
poeplng out of them; eggs that fall apart
and Spilled candy. Very wonderful fellow,
Hid White Rabbit Young white rabbits
ohoekful of sweetmeats, ovcrywhero; lilies
and myrtles ovciywhoro else, And eighty
small girls jubilant,
Eighty all but one. ' Boo standi by the win
dow. She does not laugh with her little
crippled mates.
"We call her our little sentinel," said the
A pitiful little sentinel, with .varped and
wasted body and pain-drawn face keeping
ward over her lust Easter day. The doctors
can do nothing for bur; tho nurses cannot
keep her; the lonely, rueful little sontlnel
Standi by tho window, waiting for death's
Ore of Now York City's Most Remark
able Youmt Men.
Whenever a man through his wealth,
private conduct, or personal peculiarities is
differentiated from the masses, he becomes
an object of general Interest, and to a certain
extent a public character, and so a legiti
mate subject for newspaper report and com
ment. There are in New York, and other cities,
many young men as rich, as handsome, and
possibly as intelligent as Fred Gebiiard -his !
many friends and many who do not know
him call him "Fred" hut there are none of
them with the marked individuality and In-
oinereuce to me opinions ol otners tnat so
iong characterized him.
Mr. Gebhard ll at this time just thirty
seven years of age. Ho is aUuit five feet ten
inches in height, weighs 190 pounds, promises
t i get Icavier after middle age, and though
h" looks It, he is not an athlete. He walks
with a rolling motion, OS If In- had b- --u mucb
at sen In at: unsteady boat. Hll hair is short
,iid very block and his mustache is of the
same color, except one patch nt the corner of
the left lip, winch is noticeably white. The
eyes an small, gray ami good-natured. Th"
ihspeof tic- bead ll by no means intellectual
and has in it a suggestion of John I.. Sulli
van, though Mr, Gebhard is not. ami even in
his most convivial days, was not regarded
as a combative man.
The senior Gebhard was a Gorman by birth
and accumulated a fortune, estimated at
(imi.iKjO, which ho left in .intuit to his two
children. Fred and Mrs. Nlsllott, now an In
teresting Widow with two daughters. The
Income from Ihe well-invented estate amounts
to about Otv,O0O n yeSJ, equally dlvidud
between the W cllildleU
i When Mrs. Langtry, like many other socially
notorious women, took to tho stage to make
profll from her lapses rather than hsr talents,
I she came to America, and for some years Mr.
debhard was one of her moil devoted ad
mlieis. They bought adjoining nuehss In
California, and having a fondness (or sport,
they became in tenet ed in fait icrs.. fast
yachts and other fast amusements.
With plenty of money and all the time
i cssary to spemi it, Fred Gebhard con
tracted convivial habits whlefc at one time
threstened to develop Into thi lisea-e , ,
ebrieiv Suddenly, um! to the grout amaze
ment of his olttb friends, he unnouiiced his
purpose to lead a better life, lie went to an
Institute nl While Plains, New Yolk, that
was two years ago. w cured of the dssln
lot liquor, and frdm tin. day he left tin the
present lime has never touched Intoxicating
Following, this Mr, Qsbhard sold out his
tables gave op till swarming and festive
club fi lends, mid became a model of social
But the best move he has yet made Is In
marrying Miss Morris, the belle of Baltimore
Hi. has ih" age xporlontc and wealth so de
sirable In a husband of leisure. Ills many
friend wish bin ntlUUSd bapplOSM in Ihe
new lite, and Tammany talks or running dim
for congress next fall.
V; wr
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.Vv V
ll is said With a good show of authority,
that ss soon as thi Dnltsd liatos leaves tin
Ilawallans to themselven, thi Dominion of
Oanadl will Step Ul, In a neighborly way, to
see what iho oon do for them. Honolulu ll
on a direct line between Victoria, B.C., and
Sydney, Australia.
Oklahoma has intend Into competition
with South Dakota in thsdlVOMl business.
Ills possible to go to Guthrie, Stay thirty
days, and get u release from marriage with
out having the papers served on tho de
lelidant. China and Jspan together have 200,000
square miles of coal fields, much of the terri
tory on worked, The United states comes
next with au area of 11)4,000 square miles.
The estimated total coal area of the world Is
471,800 equnro miles.
field, and on tma occasion we dnln t even J
have a blanket. As Morris was anxious to be j
conveyed out of tiie lovers lire u stalwart, 1
lolly Irishman was asked if he could lake
the disabled officer on bis back. He sold
probably he could, and we lifted M rri-' to
his stout shoulders. The officer's or ni wei .
still strong enough to clasp tenaciously
around the private's neck, dust behind us
the ground divided to a llttls rav.ue that
furnished shelter from the Kcxl iam' galling
tire. Upon starling the soldier moved by
backward steps, facing Ihe enemy, and ;ui-
tlng his body between the Mesi 'an bullets
and Morris, and thus booked to get under
cover nt the ravine. Moirit Impatlontl
ordered th" soldier to turn ab ml and hasten
nfffaster. "Share" siid the gallant private,
ihe llftlnent wouldn't have me put him be
twaoen me ami the bullets lM
Officers, who study and appreciate thsob
llgatloni of eonaseratlon to the nervi," in
time of vvnr. know licit tic emergency may
corns when they will b called upon ! aserl
flee themselves and tiuur commands, In order
thereby to save Ihe other part of the army,
and then are lie OOOSsloni that sorely try
men's souls. On the march of Ihe Confcdci
ate army from Rlehmond and Petersburg (
Appomattoi Court Hotiae, In April. 1805,
Liiutenant-Qsnera! Swell and Ueutenant
Qenerel li H, Andarson, realising the neces
sity of holding Ihe line ut Sailor s Crock, (,.
save the army trains, put their respective
eommandi in position ru thai purpose and
utilised every moment t" hurriedly throw up
Homo slight embankments. Our rear guard
command came up and marchs I on by, leav
ing Bwoll and Anderson without any srtillert .
They fully understood their one and only
ehanotwii 'hi the Federals might charge
precipitate, w IhOUl walling Ihe piny ol Mi"
batterlei, ami in this contest they fell they
, could hold then ground In vain is the net
spread in sight ol the bird. The pursuing
Federals were loo wily and wary. Bushed OS
thiy were In following a foe that vainly and
rslcctently retreated, The Union batterlsi
coming up, the infantry toon bailed, whlls
Ihe heavy guns f, It ol our position mi, I loon
disclosed or exposed our men without any
artillery. Without coming directly under i ut
inlaiitry. Ihelr butteries. SOlklllfUlly handled,
ai they always were, put the Confederates to
disorder, when a valiant charge was supcrblv
made, capturing nearly ail ot General Bwell'i
men, Ihe major portion of (ieiieml Anderson's
and U)S trains, bill (lie unselfish, gnllant eon
duct of liwell's and Anderson's men. who
beforehand thoroughly underatood tho oon
squsi i, saved for the time the balance of
QsjMfal bee s army,
There nre llflenn men. each over a hundred
years old, who are drawing pensions lor ser
vices rendered in Ihe war of IHpj, and Ihereare
thirteen women, the widows xoldicrH who
fought ill the Itevolutlon under Washington,
"ii the penilou rolls.
Ttti,n m oi,oi.i. Wi n. mmn,
BltON writing my story. I have read over
with care all the "Hravest Deeds" so far pub
lished, and I note that without exception tho
writers declare It Is most difficult to recall
some one man or act and point to It as ex
ceptional. Speaking for myself, and I am
sure It is the experleiico of other officers,
valor was so usual that It was onlv an net of
0 ownrdlce that impressed one, and of this, I
licfoie I cm,,, no. Monroe hud left the
Captain und was running like a deer In the
direction of the enemy, who were quick to
lire on any moving Hung. "Captain, what '
doss this msen?" I ssksd, si I looked ufu-r
the flying figure, '
Pointing to the trampled corn field In which
so many men, friends and foes lay, the Cap- '
tain said : "Monroe, onoof my man, saw a flag
rising and falling a bit ago, over near that :
that burned stump, und be asked for leave to
go out and get It."
"Has your regiment lost Its flag?'' I asked, i
"No," be replied with pride, "What's left of
the colors of the Fifth Texas, is still in our
possession und we'll keep It while there's a '
man to carry it," and he pointed down the
Unite where a lot of blood-stained tatters
flapped about a bullet scarred staff.
"It must be a Yankee flag," I said, "and if
so, I hardly think it prudent to risk amauon ,
such a venture."
C.iptain Turner made no reply, but mean
while my attention was drawn to Monroe, fur
I was now Intensely interested in the outcome
of this adventure.
He reached the black stump about two
hundred yards away and dropped 10 suddenly
that at first we thought he was -hot. Soon to
our gr.-at relief Monroe rose to his kne:s.
We saw him lifting a man on bis back and that
the man clung to a flag.
Monroe straightened up. took a quick glance
about him. aud then started for our lines. He
was a young athletic fellow, but he had no
child's burden. Men were falling back in the
line, and how he escaped is one of those won
ders that can nsvsr bs explained, though he
wus slightly wounded in the shoulder.
He brought book with him not a Yankee
and his colors, but the color bearer and flag
of the Fourth Texas, lost in our retreat.
Every man in the brigade saw this exploit
and greeted it with a ringing cheer. The
colors were saved, and I may add the color
bearer got well. Had it not been for Monroe
the (lug would have fallen into the bands of
the enemy, and so I cannot e. uut bis act os
sheer rashness. W. S. Woffokp.
palgn that followed Fredrieksburg, unable t;.
bite anything hard, living on soup ar.d hard
tack o!tened in water, and afterwards fried,
and fought bravciy through the battle i !
Gettysburg in that cotidit.on. and is st.l!
Z. M. Woomee.
TOI.ll M . H. IM'WY.
Tic bravest deed 1 vv it : s-ed during the
war was at Sharp-burg, as we call it. or
Anttetam as known nt the North, and thi
participant! were a'l commanding offlcsn,
among them was General Longstroet, "Lee's
Old War. Horse." us General Lao bimsell
siyled Long-Ire. ! al ihe cose of tins battle.
When the fighting was over all the gensrsji
had reported and eollei "'.! at General Lee's
headquarters. Longstnet came up a little
late, when Lee stepped forward, and, heartily
grasping his hand, said. "And here comes
my old war-horse." Prom that time to the
present -Loo's did Wur-Horsv " was the
nlcknsme Longstrect bos gons and gosi by,
The -p al d 1 ot bravery was panic patod
in by (ieneral Longstnet, Col. Osmond La
i i" (brother of the present Mayor of Balti
more!, Col. tl. M. Lowell, president of the
Ocean Bteamshlp Company in New York),
and Mijor Fairfax, The Union forces had
killed all the gunners ,,( 0ne of our batteries,
and here a portion of our line was nnoc u
pled, and Bvjrnstds'l men. seeing the gi.p.
charged up to take possession. Perceiving
tin. Imminenl peril, General Longstnet, Col.
Osmond Latrobe, Col. ;. M. Lowell and Maior
tun lav dismounted, and Longstroe! loaded
ti annoni ami used the lanyard himself.
Por quite awhile this quartette rough; an
Immense Federal, tone, ami Longstreet's
splendid skill and praotloal knowledge as an
artillerist stood him well in ban I. as they
handled three pieces ot artillery with lUOtt
tnmendoui effect thai the Fsderal advance
TOin BY COI4KI. .Hi-I I'll MOORF..
Claude Neville is rather a romantic name,
tut the original was anything but a fine type
of the hero of fiction. He was a Kentucky
mountaineer, and how he ever came to join
the Fifty-eighth Indiana. I do not know. I
hod charge ot a pontoon section in General
Slocum's wing of Sherman's army, and four
companies of this Hoosier regiment were in
my command, among them Claude Neville.
This mnu was tall. lank, sallow, reticent.
full of dry humor and more indifferent to l-i'.e and was
fatigue thau anv one I ever me!, vet he was Ot tianks and
not personally energetic, indeed, at times he
was a painfully deliberate in Ids actions as ; and brains.
era get liberal and frequent commissions. It
doesn't follow that they are Shyloeks. Quito
tic contrary. The leading money bonkers of
the country are indispensable In troublous
monetary periods. They help out Lombard
street, In London ; Wall street, In New Vork ;
Devonohire street, in LosUm aud Third street,
In Philadelphia, and furnish money where
ready money Is In great demand.
Nsariy ull the great banking Institutions,
with foreign Connections, ure to a certain ex
tent, money buyer- and money sellers. The,
importation of gold early in the penis wus
conducted by large houses. The exporting
of goid, alter the Sherman act was repealed,
WSJ managed by the same houses. The world
renowned houses of Brown brothers, iJrexel,
Morgan A: Co., and Morton, liliss A Co., en-gug-d
In the export ui.d Import of gold tun
certain extent. Hut they did not make u
Specialty of this brunch of finance. The New
York bouse that may be considered the leading
specialists in this line are those of Ladenberg,
Thalman a Co., una Lazard Freres. The one
Is u iJeiman eoneern and the other is French.
They Jej uii enormous business. Lodi.-nberg
bought in Germany u- wsll as In Great Lnt
sin. The Lizard Brotbsn secured consider
able In Paris. There was a time late last
summer when the vaults ot the Bank ol
France, and the cellars or the Bank of Eng
land poured out the rich yeliow metal Ije
eause they wen paid rates that warrant?
them letting it go. Not over four month!
afterwards, these lime bonks needed then
' offer- replenished and paid the bunkers act
ng as their correspondents in America to
i et urn some ol the gold that had gone across
the Atlantic earlier tie year. The Bank of
England has for a century been noted as the
great gold repository of the world, but of
late yean, the gold reserve of the Bank ol
Francs baa exceeded that ol sy banking b
Bt.tution in any of the countries.
But gold buying and selling is not the only
productive and profitable branch of the specie
trade, fcjiivtr has its booms an j its boom
erangs. It also goes through If times of
appreciation and depression. Just at pres
ent, the silver market is at its lowest ebb.
Yet there is aiway6 c;ore or less demand for
it. Bullion, which is goid or silver in the
bar or lump, is o constant commodity, In
fact, tiitt is the way in which these precious
tneta are purchased and sold. The bullion
bl ker does a thrifty business at any time.
The past year bus wiuessed large transactions
in his department. One of the largest bullion
I OSes, ;.:.d at the same time one of the chief
fa .-tors in the silver trade, is that of Handy
i Harmon, in New York. Its quarters
ure not puiatial. They do not compare with
the handsome ofEies of the big houses on
Wall street. The business of the firm is done
in comparatively small offices in the b-v-mer.t
of tlie Mutual Life lr.'v.m:.oe Building
on Warren street. Yet ths trsnsactions are
often very large. Shipments of s million or
two dollors worth of bullion at a time ore so
frequent as scarcely to cause comment. Ti
hef.H -d the firm. Parker Hondy. is a young
man. He hB only been out of Princeton
College abcut fifteen years. He knows the
subject thoroughly, however. He got his
schooling and experience from his father,
after whoa he is named. The Handy,
who bus been dead some years, was one of the
quiet factors in the financial movement of
his day. He was a Director of the Equitable
a -c Inti rested in a number
financial concerns. His sot
has ir.her.ted his lather's fortune, businesi
' . I t1 I - .1 L
,i . hvt- r-: iv-r
"mg COMBS Ml OLD WAR ltons,"
was cheeked and, they were compelled to full
back beyond Longstreet's range. In the
meantime he sent (or si tsaajtof Bobert
Toombs' brigade, gunners were supplied and
well supported by Confederate infantrymen.
I believe this was ihe only Instance during
the war where a corps commander with his
own bunds actually managed the loading and
training of artillery, sighted the cannons and
Jerked the lanyard,
H. H. Pkkxv.
Tni.n nv MNeMtMaYAN wimimf.ii.
One of the most conspicuous examples of
persistent nerve and endurance that came
under my eyes during the war occurred at
tho fight ueur Mary's Heights, not far from
Salem Church and Fredrieksburg. Wo had
been camped during tho night on the Ful
mouth side of the Itnpnhannock. In the
morning we crossed tn Fredrieksburg, driv
ing the Confederates before us and capturing
tho Washington Artlllerv. a brigado from
he wes in Ins speech. He could go tor Cays
Without eating, and then he had tlie capacity
togorice himself I ke an anaconda, I have
heard thai he could drink a company blind
and never shew a of liquor himself. He
was as placid under tire as if smoking miles
away from the enemy. Indeed, ho had the
nputation ot being the most (earless and
profane man In the army, but he IWv re al a
mailer of habit, not from excitement: he
never go, txedo.l.
We bad reached the Ogeechee River in an
odvodce under Sherman, and the
bridge across that stream burned, wo pre
pared to tut down pontoons. Above the
place wiierewe struck the river, Neville found
a dugout, and was tsi'.dling down, when the
enemy's sharpshooten opened fire, and we
j could see our friend fall in the bottom of the
boat, and believed him to he dead.
It was growing ,hrk very fast, and as the
water was bitterly cold, and wo reasoned
that i laude Neville was beyond help, no St-
, temp! was made to BOCun the dugout, but it
was permitted to dr. ft down nnder the
oypruses, and moas-o ivered live oass.
Now that poor Neville WH gone h.s com-
i rades had many sto. ios to tell of his quiet
' courage and generous heart, and It was voted
that no matter how many recruits joined us
i hereafter, no one coul l be found to mi his
, place,
The night bofon we entered Savannah, i
' got a permit to visit a brother officer In com
i mand of our p ckete not far from the enemy's
works. It WOS about ten o'clock and I was
about to return to my own camp, wheu a
I sergeant and two men came in from the trout.
with a well mounted prisoner, two mad and
despatch lings being snapped behind htossd
1 hoard thi prisoner shouting out :
"You sjotel I'm a Kentucky
Yank, d you 1 end ray name I Claude
Neville! I belong to tho Fifty-eighth Indiana,
I do I"
I hurried to the man, and oil seeing m I hi
Mughl me in Ids a mis.
demonstrative before, and then he told ins
story. He ha I I. ei oven boon wounded, but
he floated in the dug-out past the enemy's
camp. Ho hid In the swamp till that after
noon, when he o.tmo upon a carrier's horse
hitched before a house, e leaped Into till
saddle, "and rid for dear life to the west,"
The dispatches proved to lie of value, and I
have always doubted if any man but Clauds
.Neville oould have done that thing.
JoSKl'li Mool.K.
From an investigation of John Y. McKane's
accounts, which some of the people of Graves
end had tho courage to undertake since the
Irnss went to Sing Suig, it would -com that he
and his associates sbov.l 1 have been in the
Penitentiary years ago for plundering the
town out of hundred of thousands of dollars.
And now even his Sunday .school begins to
fear ho wo not so good a man as be appeared
to bo pn tho sabbath.
It is a curious fact that In countries like
Italy and Spain where the percentage of sui
cides is the lowest of any in the world, that
the percentage of homicides is tho highest.
On the whole. If killing must bo done, we pre
fer tho mau who makes subject of hlmdl.
Only in the periods of the greatest mone
tary depression and excitement, is there a
great demand for groenliaeks and small
change. There was a big premium on current
cash in IsTS and s. n.rwria; of a similar
: i mlUffl in 1S!4. But the year lieso will go
on record as the red letter era for dealings
in the ordinary small coin of the republic.
The panic, that it is hoped and believed is
:iass;.g:iwa . was marked by one week at least
when money was scarcer than aver, The latter
par; of tho mi r.tli of August ar.d the early part
of the month of September saw money eagerly
Sought after. But it was during one cf the
weeks in that period that the financial and
mercantile world found itself painfully short
of cash. Merchants had to have small bills
and the smaller coin with which to pay their
employes. The banks rofusi-d to pay out
mueh moiuy. Certified checks presented at
the paying teller's dssk with the request fot
greonleks and mall change were refused.
The average t:.-ee. lound it hard to secure
enough ready eah to meet his ordinary needs.
Hotel proprietors and teadeamea, In lots of
eases, declined to nOSive chocks in payment,
much less to cash them. Everything got
down temporarily to a strictly cash basis.
Then it was that a comparatively obscura
Ann reaped a quick fortune. On Wall Streot,
only a few doors from Uroadway, was the
house of Eimmsrmond Porshay. it had a
little coop of an office. Inside of which scarcely
S doasn person! could gather at a time with
out imperiling the stability of the narrow
g;ss counter, The firm dealt in Secie. For
years. perSi us iassing had hurriedly noticed
the piles of ooin, of various denominations
and minted in different countries, In ths Utile
window. A goodly hoop of greenbacks con
stituted port of the Window exhibit. When
money began to OS badly required, this
house sto.-.l ready to supply it a! a premium.
During the WSSk already instanced, the
llrm practically cornsnd the market. It
raised the percentage of premium day after
day, as the demand increased. But oven
I never saw him i with tilth? knowledge ot the business and
their widespread purchases, they could not
keep up with the market. Finally they in
SOrtod conspicuous advertisements in the
daily newspapers, offering from one to two
per cent, premium for money. It was a
tempting bail and it took. Hundred of peo
ple scraped and hoarded until they got to
gether all the way from fifty to a thousand
dollars ami then sold it to Zimmerman &
Porshay, Just as fust as it was bought it
was sold nt a larger llgute. The line of cus
tomers reached all day long clear up the
street. One day the crowd was so great that
the sorviees of a policeman wore required to
keep It in order. It was Impossible to ac
commodate the patrons in tho crowded office.
Fortunately for the firm, but not for the
sufferer, a broker failed a few doe rs above,
and the money dealers at once rented his
offices, which were large;- and more commod
ious. Even the now quarters were filled
dully for many weeks, and up to recently
there was more or less of a steady demand
for currency nt n slight premium. It is estl
mated the firm cleared, just In the difference
between the prices paid for money and tho
prices at which It was sold, over $'100,000 in
one month.
This episode must bo chronicled in the
annals of the panic ot 1893-4, us one of its
most unique events.