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Discipline In Death

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-Look at that noble vessel in yon high pea ! She has sprung a leak; all the reaourcos on bourd havo been chlled into play for her rolonso from tito deep, bnt to no avail ! Tho waters aro gaining fast on her - beyond human oqutrol. She muatsink! A regiment of perfrctly disciplined scldiors aro musterod on deck by a quick rnll oí tho drum ; officers ind oKüers prompüy fill thoir rat;k and filo, aml sriouldor arms ! Seo thom stand in sorried ranks ai;d completoly aceoutrod for a lon, lorg mareh. Not a mourndil dirgo, but a national anthern, isplayed by thu band. Tl:o regimental colore flutter in tho air; tho stuff that pnpports them ia ne firm as the stout heart of the ensign that holds it The arrny of battlo ia roflocted in mournful nppearanco on tho lowering clouda whioh seem anxious to veil the waters, ripplod by tho broulh of death, Insidiously doos tho wator leap at last over tho buhvarks of the galhint and doomed eliip, and down, down ehe goos. Tho rnartial voico of the commandant ordjrs, ' Present arms I" A rapid succession of ordor3 iö cahnly givon and calmly executed; the drums beat quicker and quicker, tho rausketa thamp on deck at the last word of oommand ; a spia&h at thcir fall, a surge of the nvaoing watefa, the drum is silunced, an artny of bubblus swarma on the sariaoe, tiiid calm, and sÜent, I and steady, tho last glaie of tho polished stoel rofiocts a dying ray of I mournfulliglit.


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Michigan Argus