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A Shrewd Trick

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tery men got a fine liorse last week id a way that does credit to his shrrwilno-s and irigenuity. lic was out witli ;i party gerting horses für the Government by authority, and giving reeeipts, when, seeing a fine briok houso some distance ofT, he said to thé captain, " I'U get you a horse." Running around through the woods, as it' eliased, he rusliod up to the house, brea'hless, exolaiming, " Tlie Yankees are aftor me! The Yankees are me ! Kor God's sake, give me a horse!" He had an India rubber snit on which eoneealud liis uniform, and the rebel scouts had been in that direction, su his story seem d probable Tlie own or of the establishment, wlio was a stout sicessioiiist, ehowed areat sympathy, and said he guesed b could fix hiin out, - Together they rau to the stable, uid fnund a gond-looking staüion, bat one of his feet wa a httle sore. ■' That won't do," said tho battery man. " The Yan kees have got fastcr horsca than that, and they'll cateh me suio." " Never mind, I h:ivo got a botter one than that," replied the seceaaioniat, and went to a small out, building from which he led a magnïfitolTt hay norse! Hurriedly he put on aafhile and bridlp, barle the bat torv man take the horso and be off, and God blcss hini. Quiokly thü horse and man were out of sigbt, and making a !etour through thü woods, joiued the bat tery. fT Tho perfume of a thoupnnd roses sdon dios, bilt tho pain ciuiscd by OBO "f thoir thorns remuins long after ; a saddened romembranee in tho midst of mirth is üko that thorn among the


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Michigan Argus