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Humors Of The Draft

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Tha draft whicb is going forward at Chicago, produces such sceues at the enrollment headquarters as are described as followa : " My dcar sir," aaid a drafted person to the chief oí the board, " 1 have received notice that I am drafted." " Yes, you were drawn yestorday ; you. will be quartered at the barracks to-morrow.:' " Drawn and quartered ! good heavens !" The poor iellow slid out of tho room like a greased eel. He has not been seen or heard of since. His name was Smith before he was dralted ; now it's myth. A stout gentleman was drafted in one of our wards who had previously stood a draft in Madison, Wiseonsin. He stoutly denied that the authorities had any right to draft him here. " Why are you exempt ?" inquired the Provost Marshal. " Can you get a certifícate i'roni a man of medicine ?" " No, but I can gat ona frotn the men of Madison." The pun was pronounced good, and the man ordered puiiished. He was cornpelled to subniit to the seconc draft. Mr. Bramah made his appearauce to claim exemption. His frioudd ralliec him on his name, and asked if be wa chicken-hearted. '' iío I'm a game coek," said ho, "bu I don't like the draft." " Then," said a particular friend o his, " if you are that kind of a cbicken prepare for the next world, aud di bravely." " What care I íor the next world ? was the recklees response, " chickcu get their neoks twirled in this." liut the majority do not prove read; at rutort. Stout men eufler ; sick mo rejoiee. Oneeyed individuals, men with one leg, and lugs without auy uiai at all ; men who are liverless, luuglcss and heartless, langh incessantly at Ih comiualities of the draí't, Other me can't seo it. Tboy like the draft, bu they don't like being dralted. üiruum staoces alter cuses, or, ua the attorno said, caaes altor circumstauces. ]üver man is putriotic. Thuro (8 not au ind vidual in all this broad and happy lanc thut would object to sceing his bes friend draftud aud saoriffced upon th altar oí his country ; any one wU cheer í'ully 6ee his wile's brotheT or his aunt' únele, or aod otber distant relativo sivallowed up by the draít, but at th sumo üwü be believeti, and nut without oxample citlxT, that patiiotism, uuhko chnrity, shoukl nevor begin at home.


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