The American Volunteer
Charles A. Towne, a gradúate of U. of M. ia literary class of 1881, is now a prominent lawyer n Marquette, and the beat orator in the Upper Península. At a recent War song concert n Marquette, he made an address on "The American Volunteer." From the many eloquent passages it contains, the following is quoted: "Over eight hundrcd thousand square miles of territory they bore the banner of the Union; upon two thousand, two hundred, flve and sixty fields of battle they poured out their patriot blood like rain ; in many a lonely place they suffered the long agony of burni-g wounds and consuming thirst till ushered into death through the portal of delirium; in distant prison pens, whose horrors we can never know because no tongue can ever teil thetn, they bore the ravages of disease and hunger's pangs, endured the scorching of the un and counted the ceaseless circuits of the stars, u1 til the light of hope grew black and they lay down to die with phantom scènes of childhood round about them and the sound of heanhstone voices in their ears. "All this they dij ! All this for liberty, for union, for nationality, for you and me and all of usand millions yet unborn." A number of the young Republicana of the state want Mr. Towne to go as delegate-at-large to the Chicago convention, and the Upper Península delegation wiil present his name, May 8, to the state convention.
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