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John J. Bagley's Substitute

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TIio following is an extract froin Mr. Bagley's ourrent cauipaign speech : " 1 know thore is power in this govcrninent. I feit that power when the provost mar.-hal camc to me at the time the draf 't was being made, and said I appearod to be an able-bodied man, and of very good size, and that I must go or seud a substituto. 1 told the marshal to procure a substituto for rae. a good man, an American, if possible. In the course of a few days the marshal sent word that he had found.just the uian l wantod. I went down to the effiee and waa introduced to uiy substituto - I never was so glad to see a man in my lifo. He was a magnifioent man. I put him in as my substituto at an expense of ffiOO or $"). and when the regiment left I filled his knup.ack with to bacco and other neoessury anieles, gave him the parting hand, and told him tp write me when he got down to the front. He promised to do so. When he marched off with the regiment I feit proud as I paid to myself, (Aere I go. About one week thereafter I received a letter from my magnificent man, postmarked Montreal. He stated in the letter that he was wcll and in good spirits ; he was running a little grocery store at Montreal, and was doing a good business."


Ann Arbor Courier
Old News