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A Practical Man Among The Secessionists

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tent Union i'orce, is on a hunt for socoseionists in öoulbero Missoitri, and ie is rported tbat he has ulroiuly nearly filled all tho county jaüs. Whon he catehes a secesh, lie suya: ''Well, how much of a rebel havo you beon '! You know moro abouL what you have dono taan 1 do. I know eome, and you know it all." One old lA'an said, as ho tremblcd, "Major, I havo not done ahything." "Stop," suid the Major, "you know that you hava got sornc powder bid." "Oh, vers, tliere is soine." "Toll it all, now," says the Major, "Well, I will. I havo got twentyono kogs of powder and one gun, I furnishud four horae to Frice, and went down to Sinith's Chapèl to fight the FeJs. and I h;ivo fed any nmount oí rebol.-!. I vvon't lie any more ! You have got it nll. I have done all I could to aid the Sou h." The Major has come down so hard on them that they ícar to lie to hiin. - Another man oamo in to givo himsoll up and tuke the oath. "Well, nir what have you done?" "Nothmg." "Wel), sir, I will put you in jail for not doing something." After he had been in j:il about two houra hc sont for tho Major aud told him whoro thero v.ere eloveii kegs of powder and a goveruinent wagon, and owned to helpiñg cut up a ferry-bout on tho Missouri last eummer.


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