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    *7R8T CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: COLONEL R.F.GRAHAM,

    "OF MARION. SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. GENERAL B. ii. RUTLEDOE,

    OP CHARLESTON. 'THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.-

    COLONEL A. C HASKELL, >»."inT"--'" *.'«¦-«. .

    OF ABBEVILLE.fetÜHIl 7 Iii! tho Doctor loft. Colonel Willis had fallen inib a docp sleep, that lasted for hours. Quiet and still had they rotuaiued, iho mother wrapped in her sorrows, and tho (daughter, wntohing her mother's face Rising :at length, and going to her mother, she threw 3ior arms around her neck, nur} Icirxd her again and again. No words were exchanged j .each seemed in silence to communo with the Other. Both were thinking of the ono, who

    ^.'.tflay In his cold, narrow bed j both hearts were ihcavy with the weight of woe, so lately laid o:> ithein.

    Whoi» day had fairly dawned, the troops Le- tgan to move. The shrill buglo. and quick rat- tlo of drums called to reveille tho drowsy men. Id an hour thoy woro forming to move olf. Tents had been struck, and wagons^ made ready;.the order was given to ':fall in." The heavy tramp of the soldiors began, just at nunrisoj (tho army halted only ono night), ,nnd until long after noon, thoy woro still pass¬ ing. They were marching to Columbia) and iiuauy wore tho throats bruathed against tho .'..doomed oity."

    A. .thrill of relief shot through Kate's frame as »ho saw them passing by. Sho was relieved .to.seo them leave L., but aim know that mis¬ ery and utter desolation awaited those who hud

    to ,e;aco\itjtor them. About throo o'clock ju t]jo afternoon, a company of cavalry rode

    ..¦-:..-r-.ry-."7.-t-L~"5titofl1»o yard.' 'ThV officer dismounted, and hobbled into tho house. Ho was very badly crippled, und walked with dilliculty. Ho camo in, looked around, and said to Kate in au insc lotttono/^ >1,J i,i,>r;*, ' \,v\>- haven't scon ^^'hai^ooh'you, judging fredrt tho lino cohditiou of things around mo. Where's that reb, that you have hero ?.I am 8out bore to gather up stragglers ; but before I go, I waut to tnko n look at him." ' Brushing rudely past Kato, ho entorod tho room, nnd looking around, said, "Woll, old lady, what do you think of tho yanks now ? Did you see their horns, or did the dovils, or you thiuk them, show you kindness. Didn't hear any chains clauking, did you ?"j

    "No," replied Kate, "wo have only soon the cloven foot," pointing to his crippled foot. Lie cursed her; then turned, and loft tho room, swearing vengeance against all rebels. His rago know no bounds; nnd I :d not a superior offioor ridden up, tho house would have been burned, ero ho loft that afternoon. That night, a heavy rain fell, deluging the smouldering piles of charred timber, aud beating pitilessly on tho houseless wanderers. >Many found refugo in the churohes ; somo in old, deserted cabins ; aud others woro crowded together in the few rcmniuing houses. Where the night before, thousands had camped, uut an enemy was to be fouud. Like a fierce tornado, thoy had swept over tho land, leaving a track of waste and ruin, to mark their course.

    CHAPTER ,V. For mnny days, Colonel Willis hovered near

    tho confines of death. Mrs. Raymond had sent for her brother, Dr. Rutland. lie was a bachelor; and, having boon burnt out, he went to live at the Retreat with his sister. Ho faithfully uurscd and attended the sick and wounded mau. One morning, his patieut seemed worse. A

    dull, hoavy stupor had come over him ; his pukio boat slow, and life seemed almost extinct. Calling Kato to the bedside, ho told her to stay there uutil ho camo back; and, as ho was goings out, said, "If you perceive any change,

    of death seemed Bottling on that white face. Sho had ucver seen death but onoo beforo; and thou it enmo calmly as docs sloop visiting tho eyes of a Weary child. Douglass had passed away without a groan or spasm. Sho sat, watching the twitching, n'ervous face be¬ fore her. A deep groan was tittered, as though tho soul was being torn from its earth¬ ly hubitatiou. Sho grow frightened; and start¬ ed to cull her uncle; but, just thou, he cu¬ tered. "Have you observed any change, Kato ?" "Oh ! undo Archie, ho is dying !" "Don't bo frightened, my dear. 1 don't think

    it is bo serious as that." Dr. Rutlüüu felt tho cold, stiff hand, and examined the wound. ^KtitOj oomo horo again. I want you to hold this bundago for mo." Dr, Rutland baudaged the wound agaiu ; thcu administered a strong tonic, and sat dowu to watch the struggle. Kato stood at *tho foot of the bod, scarcely moving for hours. Mrs. Raymond was watcb- iugi *b"e%idc tho apparently dyiug man. The ifltriigglo'" I ^'-vecn death aud lifo lasted that 'day;''nua when night set on, Dr. Rutland sdld, if no change took place for tho bettor, ho must die. About twelve o'clock, a slight chnngo was

    perceptible; and cousciousucss appeared to ro- turü for a moment. Ho opened bis eyes, and moanod feebly; recognizing no one, be closed his eyes wearily.

    Dr. Rutland gave him a little brandy, and said, "Try and sleep again." The Word« were not heeded, for ho sank back and breathed, as though already in a deep sleep. *

    "I think the morning will bring a great change. 11c scorns a great dual bettor; but wc must watch him closely." *******

    The dark angel took its flight, and tho life current flowed back to its channel. Carter Willis woke, to life and happiness. Through tho long, weary hours of a tedious convnloa- uncc, Kato was his tender, faithful nurse. She read to him ; or, when he was weary of read¬ ing, she gave him a description of the burn¬ ing of L., as sho saw it; or, she would tell him ofthe pillaging of the hotiso, of the soaroh for silver aud other valuables, of tho mad f uryof tho Captaiu with the cloven foot. Tho hours were filled with joy to Carter : but, ulns for Kato, the bittor tc^r flowed uiauy times. Coloucl Willis, a stratiger, was spared ; aud her own uoblo brother taken. Murtnurings would arise ; sho could not bow submiasivoly to tho wise dispensations of Providence.

    Colonel Willis wns able to Icavo I.is room again, for too first time iu muuy weeks. He leunod heavily on Dr. Rutland's arm; aud when ho reached tho parlor, ho sank down ex¬ hausted. From that, began his rapid improve¬ ment in health; nnd soon ho was able to joiu Kato in her morning and ovenitig walk. One dr; he walked outaloue. He had been

    very'little of Kato that morning. Mrs. Ray¬ mond told him, alto had gbuo out to box; n sick neighbor. Asking tho dircotion, that Bho hud tnkon, ho wont out, hopiäg^tö'rnSet M6n qn.hcr rotüVu. Tho bravo heart:öf OÄTteT;AVüli& woBt his no longer. Vent of Sherman ; nnd, whou ho wokec/tom the long .sloop of* "unconsciousness, nud. found that Kato was his 'nurse arid* attendant, h« loved !>cr with the dcop forvor of a warm, generous, noble heart. lie longed to toll her of his iovo; but tho sadnoss, that filled her swoct fnoo, checked him. Not thou could ho tell her of the lovo, that Boomed to form a part of his existence. Ho walked ou, thinking of her Ilo had hoped to meet her; but as yet he saw (nothing of her; and Mrs. Raymond had told him the di-tauco was ouly a half inilo from tho "Retreat.*' Feeling weary, ho sat down nnd rested, awaiting her coming.

    While waiting for her, ho took out his diary, nnd made an entry for that day.

    [to be continued.]

    VARIOUS. Does tho Laboring Mau Tay Taxes I

    While the producing industries of tho coun¬ try arc unjustly taxed, and tho almost iutolc- rable burdens of tho war rest upon thoso who fought the battles and made tho sacrifices, those who tilled the land to produce supplies, and those who labored iu tho workshops, the organs of the Radicals aro asserting that the wealthy bondholders arc the meu who pay all our tovouuc8. Tho orgau of the Radicals of Lorain county, replying to an article which recently appeared iu the Plain Dealer, sneor- ingly says that "not one laborin// man in every hxaulrcd pays a penny of taxes to the. yoc- crnment, directly." Truo the laboring man docs not pay his taxes directly to the Govern¬ ment, but every man of souso knows that the consumer pays the ta* upon every article manufactured by capital. A practical work.-] ing-man, a-few days ago, being iu our office,'! handed us the following, which ia a volumo of argument toj^ovo that the poor man docs paa j "Radical legislation requires tho consumer

    to pay all the taxes. It taxes The hat ou your head. The boots on your feet. The clothes on your person. Tho food you oat. Tbc tea nnd coffee you drink. Tho put it is cooked in. Tho cup you drink it out of. Tho implements on your farm. The tools you work with. Tho paper you write on. The peu and ink you uso. The paper nnd books you road. The furniture in your bouse. Tho gas or oil you burn. Tho ooal you consume The stovo you burn it in. The match you light it with. ^ *The mcdiciuo you take. The tobacco you smoke. The pipe you smoko it in. The dishes on your tablo. All you cat off them. The laboring man of tho country, who owus

    a little house and lot, which he has earnod by toiling from early morning to night, pays Stato tax, couuty tax, eity tax, road tax, put upon it, while hia next door neighbor, who is a bond-bolder, owning $50,000 in bouds, pays uo tax whatever, draws his interest in gold, and laughs at bis more unfortunate poor neigh¬ bor, who has his money in u little homo ! If the masses of tho laboring men desire equal taxation of every species of property according to its real value, Govcrnmcut bouda and other securities includ