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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - February 21, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. Wednesday morning february 1877. Whole no. 2073. Lotez foot act. On gum met Wall above a item which sowed through Wood tug a Queen Lar meld did idly dream. And loved by a Pells and spasms. Through Summers suns and Winters now and Many a tragic turning mis Little elfin Stream did flow where love sat Ever yearning. Its Mystic murmurs plaintive sighs from echoed Walls rebounded like Angel fairies strange replies that Ever on resounded. O fitful time o fitting place to whisper loves Devotion. Where Mountain streams with Subtle Grace move outward to the Ocean. There Camp a youth of Huntsman a Fame to Cele those Rifted ridges while stopping near this Stream for game he sighed for Paliy Bridges. On yonder Cliff a Maiden stood. With hands in clasped Devotion. And looked As one in Maiden Hood who chased a Loving notion. He fancied As he fixed his Eye and held the captured virion he heard a Maidens plaintive sighs Call Back in wild derision. Quot of hateful thought a the Echo said. And words that ran in fashion a will he forever feel in a dead. And knows he not my passion a most i these years alone he left. The years my life will cover and must i feel i am bereft of him i own my Lover a to god it can not he that i a simple maid am dreaming that i am left alone to Dia. And life is naught but seeming. A the rugged Walls this Glassy Stream is it a fancied meaning this life i live a plastic dream and All is a deceiving a said me to know the truth i fear since from these height he parted has he been Hunting other Deer. And left me broken hearted a touched by that fitful. Sacred spasm the Huntsman dared not falter the tale is told. He sprang the chasm and led her to love s altar. Long years have passed and Days and nights performed accustomed duty Ettace lived this maid on Byram height whose face was queenly Beauty. Tis now As Ever time to come. While worlds revolve on axes. That love will be As troublesome As debts and unpaid taxes. To tired according to act of Conor a. In the tur utt7, or the enquirer company tat the office of the librarian of Conge a at Weikit font written for Tuk weekly enquirer from the Wabash. By Joaquin Miller. Chapter l clocks. Fnu must be in the vast and in com preen is Hie system of stars one Star further away than All others one Star on the outermost Edge a one furthest Star on which the tired imagination might sit and look beyond and see Only the open void and vacant Blue. But Gutro Nonmus say not. Did Ever you try to fix and define the outer and the utmost limit of memory try it. It is amusing to say the least. Baby world is the wonder world. You come you queer things. You remember your first word the first step Jou took perhaps. Your big brother a Coin plaints Anu your Sweet mothers Praise your first pants and it is just possible that away Baek there among the ruins of the dead years of May in a Day of singular clearness Posi ively stumble Over your own Cradle. It is like finding a new Wall under old Troy. And then the Beautiful blushing girls that come trooping in upon you All the time in that Tenner age. And How they did muss you and fuss Over you and kiss you every Day. Till you cried out with suffocation. But a last that you Are now in no danger of suffocation they come not any More. Surely we were nearer heaven then than now. Try and remember All the kisses. You can t do better. But As to fixing the limit of your recollection you it any More than you can fix the further most Star. In fact there a re men who profess to be Able to walk right Hack Over to stir Cradle and into a life before this. But Hoffle let speculation cease. My first clearly remembered object is that of a great big Hickory bark fire burning on the Broad Hearth of a Low log Cable in what was called the Miami Reserve. A covered Wagon stood before the door. A Little brother Lay in a sugar trough Cradle crowing an kicking up his heels while my big brother in his first pants pounded around on the that covered the land like a Blanket and let Down the Bine sky to the Earth and after a Road had been made in fact just about the first thing Down that Road there came a Yankee clock peddle. My father being an old settler and the kindest hearted and simplest Man in the world every stranger and strangers were not numerous then came straight to him. This clock peddle drove right into the door Yard before be even asked permission and with an a Suranye that was refreshing As a Shower. A quiet spoken benevolent looking Yankee threw the reins to the ground leapt Down from his Spring Wagon the first i had Ever seen assisted ids Little boy of ten to the Pound and turned to my Mother who stood m the floor with is three children clustered about her and looking at him All a wonder. He was made very Welcome. He talked like lightning. He told Mora news of the outside world than i Lead Ever Learned in my life. He a sort of missionary. He had lots of tracts. He preached of sundays be said and on the week Days sold brass clocks out of pure Benevolence. As he professed to preach of course no Man Ever thought of charging him any thing for entertainment of Man or beast. And he looked uncommonly Well fed. He looked so benevolent. Come to think of it. Nearly every hard lie arted Flint skinning impostor wears a Bland look of Sweet Benevolence. Perhaps they study up for the part. My father was called from the Field. He came Bent and weary from his five years Battle with the wilderness Bis hands behind him and now and then picking up a Bough or Root or bit of stump that was forever rising up in his Way Over that land where the Forest seemed determined to never surrender. How that peddle talked and How he prayed and prayed that evening the next morning the last Chicken was killed. He walked Over the Little farm next Day and raised my father till be was almost beside Iri self with Joy. Do not blame him. Five years is a Long time and this was the first raise or recognition he had had for his Ardy toil. The clock peddle and preacher remained and the two became sworn friends in a week. They argued in politics religion every thing. Then Walter s. Dodge jun., fell ill or professed to fall ill. I am quite certain it was by his fathers direction for the latter boasted of it afterwards. Dodge sen., was in despair. He must get away with his dear Walter get him to a doctor and my father must buy the clocks. A but i have no Money brother a no matter i done to want a cent. Your word is Good As the Bank. Give me your note a mortgage on the farm any thing. Only let me get off to Morrow to Day. Come to think of it �?T8ouire Brown will let a Here this morning to buy a clock. He can acknowledge the mortgage. I can go on and save the life of my dear son. You can sell the clocks at your Leisure and double your Money a a my father yielded. The paid and prepared magistrate was on hand with a mortgage. The Imper was signed the peddle and preacher drove away with it in his pocket and the next Days work and the next and the next was done for that Yankee peddle for he came Back the Day the mortgage was due cold and cruel and we again were homeless. By this time i had found a Friend and formed an ardent Friendship of my own. His name was Jack White Llis father s Little farm st Forest and Jio tato Patch joined that of ours and we were nearly All the time together. I think this Jack White was the ragged est the most wretched looking boy that Ever grew up on the Wabash. And that is putting Jack White pretty Low Down in the scale of appearance. His hair was red and bristled his face was red but there was Resolution in that face. There wus Honor in his eyes determination character ooi Irac. He was a great Loose Dubberly fellow Ami shuffled As he walked. He seemed to be put together with hinges Aud the hinges seemed to work As if they were Loose and unsound had evidently just arrived fori know that sight my dear parents put us All three in a trundle bed and kissing us and crying Over us they wheeled us under Tapir own bed. And told of if the indians cafe we must a my quite still. The next thing i remember is another fire a great big Brush Heap burning up la front of the House. My father was swinging an a by the great Light an sex that the dim and weakly Man hardly knew How to handle and my Mother with her tender bands was wrestling with the Brush piling it on to the great Dame backing from the crackling leaping flame with her hand to her face. They were working night and Day they were widening the Border they were hewing the Way for the world to come after. And then there was a Fence the ten a Field then slowed land a Little slowed land Only a Little in spots. And stumps. Stumps nothing hut stumps and then the shovel plow with the Cutter and bump bump bump Ove the roots till it nearly Tore my poor fathers arms from his body. Roots nothing but roots. Long Slippery Elm roots that always reached right under the Hills of Corn. Then great Long Tough and terrible Hickory Elm roots like clothes lines. Then Beech roots Hump backed like camels stiff and obstinate. Walnut roots Bass Wood roots Iron Wood roots Ash roots Oak roots roots and stumps stumps and roots and on every stump a Squirrel frisking tossing his Bushy tail looking at us and jabbering like monkeys waiting till we turned on backs till they could set to and take up the Corn and then a very top Fence rail bad a convention of Robins asking to be a counted in for the a ame purpose and i and my elder brother toddled on after the a jumping plow quot made faces at the weeds and sympathised with the struggling porn and found snakes. Don t you want to go West but in All the wide world there a West quot now half so terrible As was this Bash country of thirty years ago with its wilderness its fevers and ague horrible chills and fevers 1 i shiver even yet ii wilderness its fevers and x to horrible to give. He was sad and thoughtful. Suddenly he disappeared and at length As the wagons began to Roll away i saw his red head descending Down the Side of dodgers barn. He had been stealing eggs. The wagons were slowly rolling away and the neighbors who had come to say Farewell followed in a group slowly after for a spell As was the custom weeping with my parents and All together. I heard jacks voice calling after me and fell Back and waited a moment till he came up breathless and redder in the face than i had Ever seen him. As he came up to me there was a look of Triumph in his eyes. He thrust out Bis Tongue panted hard rolled to one Side and thrust Bis Arm deep Down in his pantaloons pocket. Then in a second there was a look of awful Blank disgust. He Arew Forth his hand and held it High in the air. His eyes glared and his Mouth Hung helplessly open. His eggs had been mashed to a Jelly. On his uplifted fingers clustered a coat of broken shells and Little Rivers of Yelk were streaming Down his naked skin to the ground. Neither spoke. It was no use. Words for that occasion were utterly worthless. We parted so. The Little red haired Bare footed ragged sister standing mutely by in the near distance holding to her breast the Little baby the group of weeping neighbors moving slowly on to the West the benevolent reverend Yankee robber standing on the door Sill of the Little House he had stolen and his son at his Side smoothing his Vest and thanking his stars that he was not born in the West and was a designed for the. those horrible clocks they would strike and strike in the most outlandish times and places. We wanted to forget that we Lead Ever had any thing to do with clocks. We would nearly succeed if this for perhaps they would be still for weeks together and then suddenly some morning or some Midnight one of them would let Loose and rattle on and Tell All Over again the six years toil in the wilderness the benevolent pedal Era a sermons and prayers and the Nice Little speeches of the Nice Little boy who was designed for the clergy. And every stroke of those horrible nailed up clocks in the six months journey Over the Plains was sad As the sound of a funeral Bell. Once when camped on Green River a sunday morning it was and on the fourth of july we had a Battle with the indians. We beat them off however and As they made away parthian like they fired Hack a parting Salute. Perhaps one of their bullets truck among the clocks i done to know for they were never wound up but suddenly one of them began to strike and then the peaceful Little farm with All its simple and Sweet surroundings came before us All in terrible contrast with the perils and privations of the still More Savage wilderness and we sat Dow ii and wept together. 1 determined on revenge. I have More of the Indian than the Angel in my nature for i hate with a Hearty and an honest hate and i never forgive an Una toned wrong. All this occurred a Quarter of a Century and More ago. Yet still 1 hate that cunning and religious robber and i am going to write him up and lie revenged. My Good parents in Oregon no doubt fancy i took but Little notice of All this at the time and think that the whole thing has passed quite out of my mind and All is forgotten and forgiven. Had tiie wrong been to myself i should have avenged it on the spot and forgiven it in the hour. But it was to my parents my gentle and generous parents and the pious impostor is not forgiven or forgotten. I shall now give you a chapter from the life of his son Walter Septimus Dodge the Well dressed and sleek Little boy who was a designed for the to think Pardon All this digression. My Only exr a use Lor this picture is its truthfulness. Alter five years of this after father had Edt oat a great big Hole in the wilderness he had no hat no shoes. Few boys had such things on the Wabash in those Days whatever they May have now. A pair of Tow pants a Tow shirt that was All. And that was enough when you come to consider that the Mother Lead As a Rule to pull the flax with her own hands break it Hackle it. Spin it weave it Cut it out and make it All herself while the father was wrestling with the ague or a in hand was throwing his strength against the Forest. Jaca had a red haired sister a Little girl then and almost As ugly and awkward As himself. Afterwards there came another sister a Little wee a bit. Of a Waif and then their Mother wove and Sjem no More for when the baby came to this world then the Mother turned her face to the Cabin Wall and died the next year the two awkward half Savage Rcd haired children had no new clothes. But somehow they lived and they not Only lived but in some wonderful Way or an outlier held on to thut Little Waif of a baby and held it Back from going on after its Mother. Only consider How wretched they must have been. Then the father died. And then the three were All utterly alone in the Little Cabin in the midst of the Little Clearing. No one Able to help any one half the few neighbors miserably sick with the ague All of them wretchedly poor. Do Yon of the now wealthy and populous t0$t a car reflect what a terrible time it was Era thirty and forty years ago i Tell you that the great March West How been made Over millions of level Atad forgotten Graves. The Rev. Or. Dodge had Home on with his family in that same Spring Wagon and taken Possession of our Home. Father had no Money to flight the mortgage and the matter was compromised. The Spring Wagon a pair of horses a pan and the deed was signed. M we moved into the Whites Cabin and my parents half broken hearted and quite discouraged resolved to go to Oregon in the 8pring, and w,1th their Little family again try their fortunes in the farther week we Haa an of Tragon and then that hateful Spring Wagon that was forever reminding us of Ola Benevolence and his brass but what should be Dona with the clocks take them to Oregon a advised the Rev. Made a great Speed at he had been Llis Lim those brass Cli w. 8. Dodge and he prove to my father that Factor in bringing him was make his Eoli to Ben locks Fortune m de the wagons stood r. V my parents were fitful but we boys were e Cabins fall of life and by which he Oregon the clocks were ready before the very sad and to skirmishing about do Jyz a of Cir a i us i in a i i. A -. A a a a to Young Walter s. Dodge would not play with us. He had never played with us be would not play with us now on this last a aiming but when urged to join of id a wild game around the House to pulled Down his Little Waistcoat some Todd Hack his oily hair behind Bis ears and meekly said he was a a in signed for the we worn about to Start Braila generous Jack ugly. Awkward shuffling Jack White my bosom Friend wanted to make me a Farewell present he had nothing in the world in silence together but the sister did not answer. Finding violence was not the beat Means of winning his Way with this silent but evidently Resolute Gin he came to her one Day in a most benevolent mood tried to make friends with the Little invalid and then talked a Long time to the sister and tried to persuade her to let it be sent to an Asylum. A Lyon have taken every thing but this a she said at last a even the Graves of my father and Mother Yon have attempted to plow and Plant with Corn but this you shall not take. My Mother left her to me when she went away. I have held her in my arms for years. 8ne�?~ would die in a Day if taken from me now. No come what comes of it she stays with a do you Billy me in my own House Yon ignorant ugly insolent beggar give me that brat my place and my duty As a magistrate is to take her from your arms and put her where she May be provided a stand Back sir. Touch her and i will tear your eyes the Man reached his hand but the child screamed As if it would die with terror and cling As if for life to her Sisters Throat. A a beg Pardon sir a said Jack White bluntly As he descended to the Kitchen hastily a but done to you tone my Sisters not the big one nor the Little one neither Dot nor Sal or ill shake yer meat House till yer Haven to got a whole Ham this tyrant and Holly like All tyrants and bullies was a Coward. He gave one glance at the tall and angular Young giant and trembled. A beware of that Manchu is in Earnest a said some one of the great French revolutionist. This Man saw that Young White was in Earnest terribly in Earnest. He was a Magazine on fire that might explode at any moment and blow him into eternity with All his accumulated sins upon his head. Quot Jackson a began the benevolent looking Man As he rubbed his two hands together As if he was attempting to Wash them clean and All the time tried hard to smile a Jackson chapter ii. Guns. Young Dodge was sent to colleges an Eastern College. The father prospered amazingly. He built new houses cleared the lands and by some singular process gradually and quietly absorbed As it were the Little farms of his neighbors till his lands were wide and Broad and he was counted the wealthiest Man in the country. In the Middle of All this land on a Little Eminence overlooking a pleasant Stream sat the old Cabin of the Whites. This was the most desirable location in All the country. Or. White had been one of the first settlers in All that Region and had made a Beautiful and Wise selection of his lands. But now that he was dead and his half Savage children were left helpless the Dodges hot Only a a absorbed the two children and set them to work hut quietly and sorely prepared to absorb the attractive piece of land with its two Graves and its desolate and deserted Little Cabin in which the poor parents of the rough red beaded Jack White and his Sisters had died a few years before. Each year Young Walter 8. Dodge would return to his now wealthy and pompous father in the West to spend his vacation and each year he brought wit him a new Supply of alts and insolence. He always spoke of the West with a sort of sneer and an air of derision and seemed to think the time spent there As wasted and a species of banishment. He was a hero of course among the poor and ignorant but Brave and honest boys of the West and they always looked up to him As a sort of Oracle and listened to nis tales of the splendid East and his accounts of his own achievements with Awe and wonder. Poor Jack White had quietly settled Down As a labourer on the farms of the Dodges. He was destitute and dispirited besides with All his heart he had but Little head. In fact the Dodges counted him scarcely two grades above a fool. And they we re about right. What else could he do but hang on and work so work for this cruel master his sister Llie settled Down and Down until she fell into the Kitchen of the Dodge. She was not Dull far from it but she waa quite without culture or experience. And Dodge with ail his preaching for the Heathen nis outcry against slavery and the ignorance of the slave seemed determined to keep her Asig Norcut and debased As possible. But that which most contributed to hold Sally White Down in the world and make her helpless we to hold her hands As it were and keep her head under water forever was the Pale sickly Little wee Dot of a sister whom she was ail the time carrying about on her bosom. So you see she was really of not much use to any one. Aud having no Money no any thing at All she could not get about a i nowhere do nothing but remain where e was and work away in the Kitchen of the Dodges. In. The benevolent looking clock peddle had protested against her keeping this old id forever in her arms or at least be but it was no use. Before her eyes a Why done to you put Down that brat and do your work better a be roared to her one Day. Down the Kitchen. The puny poor Little thing lifted its great sorrowful eyes a second to the Many a and then it clutched and a tag to its sister As if frightened half to death and the two wept while you know your father left you All to me to my care. I Only wish to it Best for your Sisters. Heaven knows i have what is Nence e new Story of his adventures in the East to the admiring boys of the West. Jack listened politely and silently till he had finished and then walking up before him he wagged his Finger in nis face and said loud and Clear and contemptuously mister Walter 8. Dodge i done to like your iring i done to like to hear you lie so. It is so Eastern. Do you understand a there was commotion at this. The shot had gone to the Center. The boys cheered and Yonng Dodge waa dethroned and Jack White was made the hero of the evening. The Dodges were very wealthy now and the most influential people in the country. They were preparing to build still larger houses and Darns. The Cross roads on the Hill by the Graves of the Whites and on what was once their land whose Soever it was now threatened the Prospect of a town. The a san Ira Dodge had searched in vain for any sign of parcs lie or right in the land among a papers of or. White and of course concluded that he like All other settlers had the simply squatted Down there penniless and depended on Good Fortune for the Purchase Money when the lands of the Miami reservation which were thrown open to settlement about 1842, should come into Market. The land office at this time was at fort Wayne. There had been a quot temporary one at Vincennes but no one Ever heard of its being used by any of the Miami settlers. The Rev. Or. Dodge had spread his protecting wings Over the lands of the Whites As Well As Over the children and no one seemed to question but it was All right in All respects. But now that the lands were becoming of great value he resolved to make All things doubly certain and As the Center of attraction seemed to fall on the lands of the Whites he determined to go to the Bottom of things had a hard time of it and have done no Best to bring Yon up in the straight and narrow a straight and narrow it has been straight and narrow enough a sneered the boy a and i done to know just what heaven knows about it hut i know that we ought to a had something out of the farm and that you Hart no right to try to plow under and plow Over my mothers the reverend impostor almost trembled but he kept his presence of mind and finally eur shaded the boy that All was meant for the est. A fall right a Squire do Daft. I wont say any tiling to any one to the neigh it ors to the lawyers nobody at All. Its All right if you just let Little Dot hang to sails neck. Done to attempt to part Mem and ill work for you sir work for you from Sun up till and so it was agreed and the great big hearted boy went Back to his work and worked like a slave like Twenty slaves till it was to see the strokes of the a. And Little Dot and the sister remained in the Kitchen As before Only the Little thing Clung closer now than Ever before and shivered All the time As if in a perpetual ague. You can not conceive How very Small and helpless How pitiful How perfectly pitiful yet How patient and uncomplaining she was. She never said a word save now and then when All was still and every one save her sister was away. Then she would lift up her great sad Eye Sand looking into her Sisters face say Only d sentence or two and then relapse into silence All the rest of the Day. Once she asked to see her Mother s grave and the two went out there together on the Hill the highest Point of land in All the country. Little Dot nestled in her six thru a bosom like a frightened Bird and looked Long and silent at the Graves of her parents. At last she lifted up her eyes and said softly As she looked into her Sisters face quot my sister they Are nearer to heaven up Here than they Are Down at the i think they were. I am almost afraid to Tell you How frail and Small How very very Small this Little Dot was. Her sister in speaking of her one Day said quot Dot was born Small and never grow a a once the benevolent looking magistrate and der Mun peddle went to the sister with a great Story and plan for her future Fortune and Prosperity. Sally listened eagerly for she was Only too anxious to do any thing that would better her future. But when she Learned that the proposition was to take her Little Dot to Cincinnati and exhibit her to the mob for Money she Only ave the Man a look and it melted him from r presence like Snow before the by. One Day she took a great Gourd a Uch As grow on the Rich Wabash Bottoms with curled and crooked handle and cutting out a Niche above the Middle Aud up toward the handle she took out the dry seeds and few handfuls of tegument and lining and hanging the enor Nious Gourd on a great Stout Peg bits crooked handle she put a Little Cushion in it and then took her Little shivering mite of a sister who seemed to have been born with an ague and placed her snugly in the great Gourd with her Little ghosts of fingers reaching out and clasping Over the Edge of Het Little pulpit or throne. Then they both laughed acid Sally bowed Down before Little Dot in mock humility and jailed her Little a Princess Dot and gave her Dominion Over the Kitchen As a kingdom. And in this and like manner she managed to amuse her sad and sorrowful Little Waif of a sister and do the Mission her Mother had left her to do. Young Walter 8. Dodge now approaching manhood in years at feast came Home As usual sneering at the West this vacation. He was still fond of being lionized by the Western boys who gathered around inn to hear his marvelous stories of the Eastern cities and his account of his own achievements. Sometimes he would condescend to go Coon Hunting with Jack White around the Corn Fields at night and now and then when occasion happened would go to a porn Husk ing and kissing Bee. But he often told his companions that he seriously objected to such things because he was designed for the clergy and then it was m Western. A it is so Western quot was a favorite objection of his to ail sports to almost All expressions. He even imported and used a sort of feminine intonation of his own from the East. A i done to like your pronunciation a lie said to Jack White one Day As they walked through the Fields together a it is so Jack had heard that expression of contempt for the Grest Section of the country where he was Horn and where his parents were buried about often enough. It Hud become As it were a stench in his nostril but a he said nothing just then. He Only lifted higher in the air and and in disgust. That evening Young Dodge sat in the Center of a Circle at his father s store in the Cross roads close by and told with great Elong just his lofty face a Little walked on in silence i and in his songs name this same Lam though he Felt pretty Safe As it was. With this in View he gave his son the Purl base and buy in the land office at fort d. Al with s Purchase Money on his return to College and directed him to Stop at fort Wayne and Clinch this Nail which he had driven to the head. The son put the Money in his pocket received his fathers parting Blessing and As the stage whirled away the old Man washed his hands As usual after some deed of villainy and so went chuckling Back into his House. This hopeful Young Man who was a designed for the clergy did not Stop at the land office. If he had he might have a Learned of something to his but no that Money was needed in the East to pay old College scores and secure new ones and the Bright Hoy gave a lawyer five dollars told the Story had a letter written to his father assuring him that it was All right and made doubly secure. So the old Man again gleefully washed his hands and at family prayers that night where Jack and Sally and Little Dot were always compelled to lie present he prayed loader and More fervid than Ever before. Jack White worked hard in the Fields to earn his honest bread and keep his two Sisters together. The Little Princess sat up in her Gourd throne lifted a Little spoon for a scepter and with much dignity gave directions to her sister about her kingdom the Kitchen. The Dodges built grand houses now and barns that were soon bursting with Grain. And then Young Dodge at last came Home As things went on in this prosperous fashion for his father and was quite done with his studies. Suddenly there came the Shock of War. It was a sort of earthquake that Shook the United states till they were split asunder. There was a great rent in the Earth like that of Rome. This rent and chasm in the Earth must be filled As that of Rome was filled by that which was Dearest of All to the people before the chasm would close. In Rome it was valor. A Brave Man Clad in steel Hel meted sword in hand leapt his horse into the chasm and perished. In America what was Dearest to us All Liberty did Liberty then leap into that chasm and perish let us at least Hope for the Best. There was marching of men tramp tramp tramp the flutter of Danners and the Roll of Drums. A a Good opening for a Young Man my son a said the elder Dodge one morning after prayers. A it will All be Over in sixty Days a i was going but it Good Eti Anee tor you to see the world and to make it pay mind Yon to make it pay. Now that you Are about to begin in the world i must give you this Maxim never under any circumstances enter into any thing unless you can make it pay. Besides. I want you to go for i hate those insolent southerners. No i am not certain that i like the slave hut i am perfectly certain that i hate the South. I will get you a commission at once by the influence of my Friend the governor. A but father i was designed for the clergy a a nah True my son quite True. You were designed for the service of the lord but the lord the lord my son must permission was Given to raise the regiment. A commission was procured and Walter 8. Dodge waa now colonel Walter Septimus Dodge. Jack White was the very first to enlist. The poor fellow could scarcely write his name. His hands were As hard As boards his fingers were like Sticks his Broad shoulders were bowed from hard and incessant toil for this Man who had sat Down there in the West and sucked the land like a Vampire and absorbed it All to himself. This Man had not been to school a Day hut he was an enthusiast and he Drew men into the ranks at his Side by hundreds till the regiment was full. A keep him Down my son keep Down that Jack Wuitch keep him in the ranks for he is a dangerous Man if he gets an upper hand. He once threatened my life my son. A no i shall not soon forget or forgive the time he bearded me in my own House and told me to not dare to touch either of his wretched beggarly Sisters. Keep him Down keep him now that they were about to go to the front the old Inan gave his son Iris Loving and pretentious Blessing and extolled his valor and Devotion to the Flag of his country. As. The Young colonel buckled on his sword the father could not help again referring to Jack White. A keep him Down keen him in his place. Done to speak to him. Remember you Are a colonel and my own and Only son while he is but a private Soldier and a Day labourer. Besides what is worse he is a Copperhead a Copperhead 1 a Copperhead 1 my son. He voted against my Friend the governor and voted for my enemy just to spite me. Only to think after All i have done for him Ana his Sisters the ignorant awkward beggar keep him Down my son or he will gite you tronbl6. This old impostor bitterness against this Man whom he had made his slave cml and body for Twenty years is hard to understand. I can Only account for it by supposing that the old Man Felt All the time How apse lie had been and feared retribution. He will never forgive Yon. Done to make a mistake in the Reading of this ugly truth. If a had Man dries you a wrong he is expecting All the time that Yon arc about to avenge it. He is All the time in terror of retribution and he will not rest. He can not rest. He hates Yon for the fear you cause his Coward soul to endure. It May not be the Best kind of christianity Bat it is very Good policy to punish at once and on the spot any wrong that a bad Man May do you. For he is your enemy until he is Penis Ned. Then and then Only can his poor pitiful nature forgive Yon the wrong he has done Yon. The War waa not Over in sixty Days nor in sixty weeks and the lines of the enemy were drawing dangerously close to those where colonel Walter Septimus Dodge sat in command. He had not proved a Success with his fellow officers. The great wealth of his father had Little weight with the rough and ready soldiers of the West. The fact that he had been a designed for the clergy had Little influence when they came to note How very fond he was of his own Money and other menus whisky. These men were not Long in finding out that this Yonng colonel was a colossal liar and must necessarily also he a Coward. If you will Stop hereto think of it you will at once see that a liar is a Coward and a Coward is a liar. A Inan Only lies because he is too cowardly to Tell the truth. He done to dare stand on his own Pedestal and show himself As he is. He being a Coward at heart knows How Small and contemptible he is. He therefore tries to cover up to conceal to Wear the Lions skin and appear grand and valiant. Here he lies. You May act upon it with perfect Confidence through life that a Brave Man is a truthful Man and that a truthful Man is a Brave Man. The reverse of the proposition As before stated is even More notably True. Jack White Long angular Bent bowed Down Jack White was now like a new Man. Now he rested for the first time in his life. The toil of the Camp was to him but play. Now for the first time in life since he could remember he stood erect and moved like a Man among his fellow men. Colonel Dodge contrary to his fathers wishes and express order to a keep him Down a took him to himself. He must have an orderly about his tent and who More reliable More ready than this same Jack White in fact it was a very natural thing the thing to do to keep this Man close about him since they had spent much of their childhood together. He Felt safer with this Man near him despite his fathers caution. This rough uncultured utterly uneducated Man of nature could not write his letters he could not write his name. He set apart every cent of his pay for his Sisters. He told his fellow soldiers of his Sisters his big sister and his Little one in her arms told them frankly that All his Money went to them and that he could spend noticing with them. And for this they loved him All the better. He had his colonel write them letters. The colonel put the letters in the fire. He gave this Man his Money every cent of it to Send to his Sisters. This monster placidly put the Money in his pocket and smiling said to himself that this was a making it pay a following his dear fathers instructions to make it pay. Jack he reasoned would be killed in some one of his bold adventures on the lines or at least would he hardly Likely to Ever return and Irhe did Why it would he time enough to make it All right then. In fact he could Tell them he was carefully and religiously keeping the Money safely for the Sisters. True Jack White got no answers. But then he did not expect any. Llis Sisters like himself Coull not write and they had no one Down there in the Depths of the Kitchen to write for them. Meantime the two poor Liaf desperate children waited and waited and waited for a letter from Jack great warm hearted generous confiding Jack but no letter Ever came. One Day there was a booming of mighty guns in the front. The Coward was then suddenly found. Regiments moved rapidly from poet to Post Jiunnes fluttered in the air officers galloped by Drums beat and Over All Rose the smoke and rolled the Thunder of the Cannon. The boys of the Wabash had entrenched for the night. The colonel Dodge kept his orderly at his Side. He was trembling As if now for the first time he had taken the ague. He would not let Jack White go from ins Side for a moment. He crept up close under a Little Bank As far from harms Way As possible and had his tent pitched i Jere d a Stop Here stick a pin Here and make a if a bad Man does you a wrong note of this night. Others grouped about As Best they could few indeed took shelter most of the men Lay m line on the grass guns in hand faces to the foe waiting for orders or the Dawn. Suddenly there was a Call to arms. The enemy came pouring Down like a broken torrent. �?o0, Jack Jack in a sick done to leave me Jack done to leave your colonel stand by your colonel like a Brave Man and tomorrow we will run away together and leave it All. I was not made for a Soldier. I was designed for the a come a cried Jack leaping up while his colonel Lay there moaning and trying to hide the hideous signs and scenes of War from his ears and eyes. A come its perfectly glorious let us go to Battle. The boys Are waiting for you to Lead them. Come of that i could Lead them and drive the enemy Back to his trenches 1�?� a can you Jack can Yon drive him Hack go then and drive him away. Take my sword take my coat my clothes All Quick who will know the difference a it was indeed glorious for Jack. The clothes flew and in less than a minute he emerged sword in band threw himself at the head of the men and led them into Battle like a King of old. There was no faltering where this Man led. No Man flinched. The men were mowed like grass but he led on. The ranks closed and the decimated regiment shouting in the night that they were a from the Wabash a drove on and drove the enemy Back to and Over his first line of entrenchments on tha Crest of the Hill. It was vain it was destruction to go further. Yet still this Man led on till he stood alone a Lone tall figure hat Leas sword in hand he stood on the Crest of the Hill in the full Moonlight and right in the face of the enemy. He could almost touch the muzzles of their muskets with his sword. The Brave know and love the Brave. They would not fire. They a a cd to him to surrender. He struck at them with his sword for answer. Blood was streaming Down his face. An Paulette was Cut away with a Saber a Bayonet had severed Hii Belt. A who Are you a called out the officer from the enemy a lines. A i he am Jack while. From the Wabash. Three cheers for the stun end stripes a and As he stepped rapid backward with his face still to the Roc Sward in Ajr he gave the cheers alone Loub and Clear. A As he joined his comrades no enemy cheered the Brave Man but sent not a shot after him and the night attack was Over. The news of the marvelous achievement
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