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A Gloomy Outloox.
Apropos of the recent divorce
and immediate re-marriage in New
York “high life,” the Evening Post
of that city paints a gloomy pic
ture of present and prospective j
morality in the North. It is char
acteristic of the Post to use strong j
language, but it is to be feared
that there is only too much basis
in fact for the followiug :
“The institution of marriage can
hardly be said to exist among us,
any more than in the fifth century
at Rome, when twenty wives in
succession were not an extraordi
nary allowance even for a Chris
“When you eee a couple living
together, happily or unhappily, in
“God’s holy ordinance,” you may
feel pretty sure that it is not the
law of the land that is causiug it,
but pure inclination or stroug sense
of loyalty, truth and honor. Min
isters, and even judges who admin
ister the law, have no hesitation
in making the law on this point a
mockery, without taking the troub
le to offer any excuse but personal
taste or convenience. Men and
women both act as if we were
dwelling on a desert island, where
sense of individual duty had to do
the work of law-givers and jurists.
* * * It is not a wild supposi
tion that in another generation
we shall be in enjoyment of ad
vantages, in point of expense, ot
the regime of free love. ”
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Bangor manufacturers are send
ing canoes of birch and canvas to
Palestine,(Japan and China. One
recently sent to India was made
to the order of a British officer,
and the cost of transportation
was more than $75. A canoe just
ordered is intended for a trip up
the River Jordan.
The laborers who built the pyr
amids did not work under such
disadvantages as have long since
been attributed to them. Recent
research shows that they had solid
and tubular drills and lathe tools.
The drills were set with jewels
and cut into the rocks with keen
ness and accuracy.
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ry, Mr-T.H. Marlin, Prunential
Building, Atlanta The book is
not quite ready for distribution
yet, but shortly will be, and all
requests for a copy will be imme
diately attended to.
Rarely, indeed, is.? a wealthy
Turk seen at his wife’s dinner ta
ble, He usually dines iu a part
of the house remote from that oc
cupied by bis connubial partner
CANNONEERSIX (1 HA.
HOW THE ARTILLERY FOUGHT TO
SMASH THINGS SPANISH.
CnfPron and 111 m Goiim nt Work—Black
Pow der Spoiled (lie American Game.
Bloody Work n< (■rlmeM* Gaim Be
fore San Joan—Tlie Bombardment.
[Copyright. 1599, by O. L. Kilmer.]
tided Stiw. In
defending Santiago tbe Spaniards liad
a tremendous advantage in artillery
well posted and using smokeless pow
der. But they had no cannon or ma
chine guns at El Caney, where the
Americans opened the ball with Ca
pron’s light artillery on the morning of
General Chaffee, one of Lawton’s
brigade commanders, was responsible
for Capron’s battery in the fighting
outfit that day, and it was due to him
that there was but one battery on the
ground. He asked for one and got it.
As matters turned ont. El Caney might
have fallen earlier than it did if the
artillery had been doubled in effective
ness. Heavy gnns were needed to smash
blockhouses which the troops couldn’t
reach on a charge nor silence with rifle
At El Caney the American line was
shaped like a V, with the village at the
month and the stone fort in the angle.
Capron’s battery was 1,000 yards or
more from the line at the angle and was
in danger of shooting into the troops on
the opposite lino as they neared the
Spanish position. Capron opened at
2,900 yards on some Spanish cavalry in
the village of El Caney and killed an
officer and 16 troopers. In the village
was a loopholed church, but the gun
ners were ordered not to fire npon that,
The firing began at 6 o’clock and was
suspended at 11:15, at which hour
nothing had been accomplished beyond
stirring up the Spanish in the village.
Some shells had been thrown at the
blockhouse, the key to the position, bnt
the Spaniards still held it in full force.
Several times the infantry had sent
word to Capron that his fire endangered
them. Lawton stood by Capron all day
and directed the fire of the gnns. At
12:80 the shots were turned on the
blockhouse, and at 2:15 its flagstaff was
cut down, and the enemy began to de
sert it. Soon afterward Chaffee’s infan
try charged up and found holes in the
walls large enough to admit a man.
I asked Lieutenant W. K. Kenly, who
commanded a section under Capron
that dav and represented his captain,
way the guns were not taken nearer, so
as to double their power. He said that
owing to the black powder the enemy
would have found them an easy target
and the gunners could not have lived at
closer range than abont 8,000 yards.
But after tbe blockhouse had fallen the
guns were rushed up to within 1,000
yards of tbe smaller blockhouses at the
.village. After firing two shots word
came that the Spanish had surrendered.
In the trenches at Santiago Capron’s
guns were within 800 yards of the
Spanish infantry and J,500 of the ar
tillery, but then the gunners were un
der cover. At El Caney they had stood
in the open, except for the cover of
chaparral and the branches of trees.
Showers of bullets swept through the
trees, but at that distance were harm
A volunteer who was in the trenches
beside Capron’s battery relates this in
cident of the bombardment. Said he:
“Overhead the Spanish shells were
humming and screeching. I could occa
sionally see the glint of one in the sun
shine as it passed over. About our ears
a bumblebees’ nest of Mauser bullets
was singing and zooing. There was
Captain Capron, fieldglasses in one
hand and erect and inflexible as ever.
One of his gunners who had thrown a
shell wide of the mark was beside him.
LAWTON DIBKCTBD 'IKK KIKK.
An unusually low shot from the enemy
made the gunner involuntarily dodge.
Capron looked at him impatiently.
“ ‘Who are you bowing to, you danc
ing master!:' he demanded. ‘Can’t you
see a blockhouse right on the end of
yonr nose? Cook through these glasses.
See it? Now, try it again.'
“The next shot landed on the mark.
“ ‘Now shrapnel!’ shouted Capron as
the Spanish survivors began poqring
from the blockhouse. ‘Give it to them I’
The Summer Seaton Should Be Taknen
With A Grain Of Salt.
The way to the seaside is by the
Seaboard Air Line. Saturday
and Sunday excursions from May
•20th to September 24th to Virgin
ia Beach, Ocean View and Old
Point Comfort, round trip $8.50
via the Seaboard Air Line. Tick
ets will be on sale Saturdays and
Sun :ays. good to return following
Monday, fiom Raleigh, Boykins,
Durham, Lewiston and intermedi
LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1899.
“And give it to them they surely
Grimes’ battery had far from a blood
less experience at San Juan and failed
to silence tbe blockhouse. It opened fire
at 7:50 in the morning from El Poso
hill, an elevation about 75 feet above
the level and giving a perfect view of
San Juan hill and trenches 3,600 yards
distant. The third shot bit the block
house, bnt seemed to do little damage.
The structnre was made of plank walls
filled in with earth.
San Juan hill is higher than El Poso.
giving the Spaniards the advantage.
Their guna were back of San Juan, but
on tbe same level, about. At the third
or fourth shot in answer to Grimes a
single shell killed two of Grimes’ gun
ners and wounded four. He had 80 men
and three officers in the battery at the
time. Grimes had had the San Juan
blockhouse given to him for a target,
and he did his best to make splinters of
the structnre. After firing four or five
shots the Spaniards opened up, and then
began a three hours’ duel between the
American and Spanish gunners. It is
hard to say which got the worst of it.
A staff -officer representing Shatter,
Colonel McClernand, stayed in the bat
tery and kept up communications by
telegraph with his chief. The first shots
of the Spaniards burst high and hit
sonie of the troops and horses, as well
as some Cubans on th‘e hither slope of
El Poso bill. As stated, the third or
fourth shot landed on the target, so it
was evident that Grimes would not be
let alone in bombarding Fort San Juan.
The Spaniards had absolute range arid
could see by the clouds of smoke just
where the American guns were located.
Bnt in firing at the Spanish artillery,
Grimes’ only guide was the flash, and
that not always seen. Tbe first flash
seen was located between the blockhouse
and a building some distance one side
of it, in the rear. On thut range Grimes
ponnded away until the military balloon
got between him and the target. The
Spaniards turned their guns upon the
balloon, and tbe shots dropped among
the American troops.
After the balloon disappeared the
Spanish opened from a new point to the
left of the old one and of the blockhouse.
The American cavalry had got up the
first spur of the ridge in that direction,
and fearing to drop shots among them.
• LANDED ON THE TARGET.
Grimes again opened on the blockhouse.
Meanwhile the infantry was climbing
the slope toward the blockhouse, and
soon got in the way of the artillery.
Then Grimes quit, having apparently
done little damage to the Spanish
Captain Grimes is a veteran of the
civil war and served from 1861 to 1865,
He began with the artillery in 1870.
He said that he could have finished the
blockhouse had the SjAinish artillery let
him alone. But that was not to be ex
pected. There waß not an artillery shot
fired during the morning hours to si
lence the Spaniards, who were hnrling
shrapnel npon the American troops in
San Juan valley, except what Grimes
Battery F, Second artillery, Captain
C. D. Parkhurst, went to El Poso hill
at 1 o’clock and opened on Fort San
Jnan, but the American troops soon got
in the way, and the gnus were hauled
off. At 5:80 tbia battery opened from
the captured hill upon the city and fired
an hour. The officers say they eaw no
target, but the dead walls of tbe houses.
Bullets played about the guns, however,
and Captain Parkhurst and three men
were wounded. Battery F was in Law
ton’s intrenchments duriDg the bom
bardment and silenced the Spanish on
its front in an boor. At this time the
battery had cover. Shell and shrapnel
were used at the time, and the Spanish
were driven from their intrenchments.
Grimes was also in the bombardment
and said that he fired at the artillery
trenches. The Spaniards in return did
not reach his battery, but dropped shots
among the American infantry. He lost
two men hit in the bombardment. Ca
pron’s battery silenced the Spanish ar
tillery on its front in I}4 hours during
the bombardment. General Shatter
skated in his report that his artillery
apparently silenced the Spaniards. Bnt
bis guns were all light and not eqoal to
battering down brick and stone walls.
Three inch shells are effective against
troops, but cannot do much damage to
The Hotchkiss battery fired a few
shots at Fort San Jnan, bnt did not get
to work until the infantry was nearly
to the crest and in the lineof fire. This
battery was in the bombardment. Out
of four wounded only one was struck
by an artillery missile. Parker’s Gat
ling battery, as is well known, did
wonders, bnt its missile is the Krag-
Jorgensen bullet. Parker’s wounded
were strnck by Mausers. His targets
were men, not walls or parapets Taken
all in all, the artillery did as well as
could be expected with smoking powder
against smokeless Mausers.
Gkorok L. Kilmer.
Iu France, when a convict is |
sentenced to death by the guillo
tine, the day of his execution is
not named in his presence, and he
knows not when lie is to be led
forth until within fifteen minutes
of the fatal moment.
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COLONEL WINKLER AND THE 30AT.
Rewritten From Away Back to Please
the Children of Today.
Smith Clayton in Atlanta Journal.
About 2 o’clock the other morn
ing colonel Bobby Winkler, who
resides in West End, was awaken
ed by hiH wife.
He turned over, rubbed his eyes,
yawned, and inquired:
“What’s matter, wife? What’s
‘Matter enough!” replied the
lady, who was wide awake.
“That cow, man ! She’s just eat
ing up all my rose bushes-the
yard-don’t you ltenT her? Get up,
man, and run her out-quick,
Winkler-now please do go at
The colonel arose languidly,
and slipping on his slippers, made
his immediate exit at the front
entrance in his night robe. Pick
ing his way cautiously upon the
lawn and peering into the dark
uess, he heard a peculiar sniffle.
And the next moment the dim
outlines of a large, white male
goat appeared before him. With
out the slightest hesitation the
goat reared on his hind legs and
made a lunge at the colonel, who
just had time to throw up both
hands and grab the animal by the
The goat pulled back, swayed
forward, threw his body in the
air; sniffled and snorted and final
ly began a series of jerks which
made Winkler dance around with
intense alacrity. The unhappy
colonel tightened his grip at every
jerk, which made his hands tingle
and burn as though clasping a
“Ye gods!” muttered
between his teeth, “but ain’t this
the devil of a fix? I’m afraid to
turn him loose. He’d stab me in
the back with his horns before I
could make the door. Guess I’ll
have to hold him.”
At tm.es the animal would be
come quiet. He then reared back
and jumped forward in such a
rough and reckless way that
Winkler kicked his slippers off in
the effort to hold him down and
was finally landed in his bare feet
on the graveled walk, puffing and
blowing, while the goat stood at
bay,his horns still firmly clutched.
Jtlßl UIHII tile luito u.
called from the house:
“Why, man, haven’t you driven
that cow out yet?”
“Cow, the very devil 1 It’s no
cow at all! It’s an infernal goat,
and we are having the h—of a
time out here-but I’ll conquer
him yet-see if I don’t 1”
Here the goat landed his hind
legs in midair and tried to stand
on his head on the colonel’s
“Conquer him 1” responded his
wife in high soprano. “Why
don’t you ruu him into the
“Shucks, woman!” yelled
Winkler, “you must be wild! Run
him into the street, the devil I
Just come out here and look ut
Mrs. Winkler at this time pok
ed her head out of the window
and holding a lamp to the front,
“Welll” she cried, “if that
don’t beat the—Eh! eh! Why
don’t you let the brute go and
kick him out ot the gate?”
“I say it, woman! Do you think
I want to be murdered in my own
Here the goat bellowed ai d
shoved Winkler about ten feet
over the sharp gravels.
“But you can outrun the old
rascal!” suggested the lady.
“I tell you I can’t. 1 would’nt
risk turning him loose for a mill
ion dollars! Dress quick and
come out hero and throw some
thing over me. I’m about to
freeze to death, and besides it will
soon be daylight and people will
lie passing. ”
Mrs. Winkler said “all right.”
She spent a little lifetime adjust
ing her apparel, and meantime
Winkler had his hands full, for as
I day began to break the goat, snif
fing the fresh morning air, became
j friskier than ever, and in addition
to pulling and pushing the old
! man up and down the gravel walk,
j began to bellow.
This attracted the attention of a
| policeman, who walked leisurely
up to the fence, ana after spitting
on the sidewalk, looked over.
“You see my position,” said
“Yes, 1 see it—but position, old
j man, is everything, and I guess
you’ll have ter hole yor base, ez
J yer can’t make er home run!
Good tnnwnin. ” And the police
j man walked off.
j Presently a tall roan riding a
pony came by. He stopped.
“My friend,” said Winkler,
“can’t you give me a lift?”
“I guess not,' replied the tall
man; “the goat will do that. Be
sides, I’m a temperance man, and
cannot tako a horn!” and ne rode
Then ihree boys rode up in a
milk wagon. They stopped,
“What, oh, what shall I do?”
One of them yelled:
“Go into the house and get a
gun and shoot the white-whisker
ed ole rascal 1”
Another suggested :
“Butt him square between the
eyes and kill him !”
The third hoy advised the col
onel to throw the goat on his back
and skin him alive.
If I hat don’t go—
“Lyrich ’iml” screamed the trio
in chorus, and drove oIT Jaughing.
After a while, when poor Wink
ler was on the point of losing his
mind, and likewise his grip, an
awl;ward negro mair ambled up to
the fence and explained :
“Dah he now! Dali that goat!
Kum here, Billy, Willy, Billy I
Whnt you doin’ wid my goat,
white man? Whut make you does
dat good goat dat way-dat’s whut
“Oh, I'm just playing with
him,” suid Winkler with deep
irony. “But I’m tired now, and
you can have him.”
“Yu-as, an’ whut’s more, um
gwiuter hah ’im. Here, Billy,
Willy, Billy I” and with this the
negro reached over the fence with
a long fishing pole and tickled the
end of the goat’s tail.
The animal spraug high in the
air and as he came down gave a
supremo twist, wrenching his
horns from Winklers’ hand and
throwing him sprawling upon the
gravelled ground, cleared the
fence at a bound, and followed
the negro out Gordon street as if
nothing unusual had happened.
Just as Winkler arose painfully
from the walk and slowly pulled
himself together his wife, who
was now dressed, appeared upon
And us they walked hack into
the house she was begging the col
onel to tell her how he got rid of
unu *> —-I
that he would not gratify her cu
riosity for 200,000 goats of solid
Fambrough May Pay Out.
An appeal was made to Judge
Edwards last Friday by the fami
ly and friends of Seal) Famhrough
to reduce the fine of three hun
dred dollars.to one huadrod.
It was shown that Fambrough
would be unable to raise SBOO and
in case it were maintained lie
would be obliged to go to the
county chain gang. In considera
tion of Fambrough’s physical con
dition, Judge Edwards decided
that it would be advisable in this
case that the fine be lowered so
that the defendant could pay it.
However, as the court had ad
journed which had tried and sen
tenced him. Judge Edwards did
Mot think it was in his province to
alter the sentence. Nevertheless,
the Judge and Solicitor signed a
written appeal to Governor Can
ter, stating the facts in the case
and asking for a reduction in the
fine from S3OO to SIOO.
At the time wo go to press the
Governor has not been heard from
in the matter. It is, however,
very probable, that lie will act on
tbe recommendation sent him. In
case he should not, there would be
no alternative for the defendant
except the chaingang.—Walton
The county exhibit contest at I
the State Fair next fall is already i
beginnibg to liven up. About a I
dozen counties have begun the '
work of collecting an exhibit, and 1
any number of others are making
ready to do so.
These exhibits will constitute
the leading features of the home
made exposition that the Agricul- j
tural Society is to hold next fall -
The thousand dollars that has
been offered as first prize, is well
worth the winning. And so, also,
ars the second and third prizes of
SSOO and SBOO respectively. And
besides that, every county making
a worthy exhibit that does not
take a prize, will be given an hun
dred dollar premium anyway.
Near Pontefract, or “Pomfret,”
iu Yorkshire, lives a bankor wko
has a collection of doors. All of
them have come from ancient
halls and castles, aud all have
some other historic value. A col
lection of ancient weathercocks is
olso one of this gentleman’s pos
LYNCHING IN ILLINOIS,
That State Has a Record Almost Equal
Atlanta, May 22.—Attorney
■ General Joseph M. Terrell has re
, ceived a letter from a prominent
state attorney of Illinois, in which
he asks for information relative to
the characters of crime punishable
, i» Georgia by hanging. The wri
ter, as will be seen, states that in
his state there are at least some
people who have adopted the pop
ular method of Georgia, lynching j
for rape. He intimates that Illi
nois has almost as good a record
as Georgia for punishing rapists
by lyuching them at the nearost,
most suitable and most convenient
place. The letter says that with
in the past few years Illinois has
made sivch progress in this line
that, her record is now almost a
match for that of Georgia. This
rapid advancement shows that the
people of Illinois are alive and
progressive in at least this line,
and that with proper coaching
there is no reason why the record
of Illinois may not at an early
day eclipse that of Georgia. The
letter referred to reads as follows:
“I am preparing a paper on the
question of capital punishment,
to be read at a meeting 'of the
state prosecutors of Illinois. If
you can conveniently, 1 would es
teem it a great favor to have you
give me briefly yqur'opiuion of it
and its operation in your state.
If I am correctly informed, it ap
plies m your state to murder, ar
son and rape. I would especially
like to know the numbor of exe
cutions in recent years for arson
and rape. Also, if you can, state
the number of lynchings that have
taken place in your state within
the last two or three years, and
“We have capital punishment
in our state for murder only, uud
in the last five years, to my knowl
edge, in’ this part of this state, we
have hud six or seven lynchings
for the crime of rape, aud I am
inclined to believe that it is most
as good a record as claimed here
for some of the Southern states.”
Attorney-General Terrell will an
swer the letter tomorrow, giving
all the information requested.
Frank Kennedy, now in Kansas
City, was wounded nineteen times
in the battle of Santiago DeCuba,
says the Kansas City Times. Ho
walks with crutches, since his
right leg, broken six times, is still
a little tender, but he hopes soon
to be able to discard them, when
he will again enter Uncle Sam’s
service, this time as a regular.
“I was a sergeant in Troop F of
the First, Volunteer Calvary, com
manded by Col. Wood. On July
8, the second day of the battle, I
was serviug as mounted orderly
for Gpn. Lawton. Early in the
afternoon, while carrying a dis
patch from him to Gen. Wheeler’s
headquarters, I ran into a Span
nish skirmish line, aud before I
know it there were Spaniards all
around me, yelling like Comanch
es. It was too late to turn hack.
I put spurs to my horse, and
drawing my revolver proceeded to
empty it into tbe Don’s faces.
“Well. I felt the conventional
‘stinging sensation’ several times
beforp I got out of that mess, hut
I kept straight ahead, loading my
revolver as I went, and incident
ally taking an inventory of my
wounds. I found that I had been
shot four timos and cut twice
“A quarter of a mile further
on I ran into another bunch, and
again I had to run the gauntlet.
The proceedings of throe minutes
before were repeated. I emptied
my revolver and put my horse to
his highest speed. This time I
was shot three times and received
four cuts from machetes, which
brought the total number of
wounds up to thirteen.
“After this second adventure I
had ridden a mile, I guess, when a
jshell burst near by, killing my
horse and breaking my right leg
below the knee iu six places. I
fell to the ground, where I lay
until 4 o’clock in the next after
noon. It was 2 o’clock wheu I
“Shortly afterward 1 was placed
on board a hospital ship and ta
ken to New York. While I was
still on the ship in New York har
bor Maj. Armstrong, formerly
surgeon major of the Second Kan
sas National Guard, of which I
had beeu a member, came on
board and recognized me, and by
his orders I was transferred to the
hospital at Fort Thomas, Ken
tucky. Here I was given the very
best medical and surgical atten
tion, I believe the surgeon took
special pviue in bringing me out
whole, as 1 was so badly cut up.”
VOL. Vl.-N0 31
the EDITOR'S AI'I'BAL.
“Kisli down in your pocket and dig ’
up the Suet, [
Or the editor will starve and the pa-1
per will bust.
We’ve trusted you for many moons, ’
and did it with a smile;
Ho Just return the compliment and
trust us awhile.
Our wife she needs some stockings,
and the baby needs a dress;
Jimmy needs some britches, and so
does Kate and Bess.
Bud is on the hog train and I’eggie is
sick with grief.
And good gosh almighty can’t you
bring a man refieff
Shell out the nickles and dig up the I
I'ay your just debts and we’ll have j
There’ll be fewer patches on the bosom 1
of our pants,
And we’ll make a a paper if we get h
half a chance.
Ilon’t give us the old story long agoii
gone to seed
About taking more papers than tliell
family want to read;
But help to feed the printer and he’ll *
help the town to grow;
You’ll thus escape the sulphur in the;
regions down below I”
I A Confederate Mule Story.
’ A notorious character was Mi-j
> chael Dugan, commonly called!
"Mike,” says John S. Wise in the|
1 May Atlantic. Dugan,
a taste for spirituous liquors not
uncommon with gentlemen of his
nationality and station in life,
and impelled thereto by depressed*
feelings resulting from the iuglo-j
rious ending of his military ca
reer, had not drawn a sober breath
for a week. He had, in fact, a
horse bucket full of colorless
North Carolina corn whiskey,
from which he regaled himßelfi
with a tin cup at all hours of the
day and night. Muttering tq
himself he moved about, some*;
times becoming entangled in the
tent cords, sometimes falling!
headlong into or out of the tent, j
In an animated discussion with aj
teamster in the condition with]
himself, he had been nearly brain-J
ed by a pair of mule hames whirl J
ed like a flail. M'ke was a plucky]
fellow, and, fearing his wrath, hisl
adversary, Rogers, had tied th€j
camp. For several days Mike]
had rumbled about, muttering tel
himself: "Oi’ll kill Rogers. BeJ
dad, and Oi’ll kill him. Oi’ll kila
liiin if 1 have to follow him tel
Tennessee. ” We were constantly
would happen to Mike. Tbe da,l
before our departure something
did happen. A party of us, seat!
ed in the tent around a blaukel
spread upon the ground wenl
playing draw-poker. Of a suddeil
a heavy body struck the tent, anti
nearly carried away its fastening*l
Rushing out, we found Mike lyinl
there, unconscious, and bleedin J
profusely. A mule, tethered to B
tree hard by, stood patient, pastl
ive, with head hung low an I
drooping ears. We never for ■
moment suspected .the mulil
Mike looked as if he was done fed
Wo lifted him gently, placed ha
head upon a McClellan sadtffl
tree, chafed him, plied him win
some of his favorite beveruge, anil
about the time we were despairif I
of resuscitating him,his eyesopejl
ed slowly. I
"Byes, am I’dead?” asked Milj j
“No, no, indeed, old boy, you*!
all right,” said we; for Mike, i
spite of his failings, was a bra
soldier, and much beloved.
In a plaintive, tremulous voi
“Oh, boys, do-an’t let me d
Ye know Oi’m not afeard to di
I was wid Floyd at Fort Dona!
son, I was wid Seedney Johnsi
ut Shiloh, Pimbertou at Vick
burg, and Joe Johnston at Atla
tu, and Hood at Nashville. <j
ask dem, byes, if Mike <vas afeai
But save me now, byes! Ohl
is too h-u-a-a-a-rd to be kicked
death by a mule, the day; !
The farmers of the State shot
not forget that some of the hai
somest premiums in point of i aj
offered for the fair next fall, is ■
Georgia raised meat. In addit I
to those that the Agricultural r I
ciety hau offered, two priyfl
firms will give SIOO apiece for[ l
fattest calf, $25 apiece for the i fl
test lamb, and $25 for the fattH
The profession of “glove cutl
in France and Belgium is a luF
tive one. An expert is abler
command a higher salary t*
the cutters of the most fashi#
ble tailors. Glove-cuttiug its"
exceedingly difficult art.
The ultilizatiou of grain el
tor waste for sheep and cl
food has given rise to a new
dustry in the Northwest,
waste brings $7 a ton,