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cables of life, and been borne beyond the reach of everything but memory and tears. These thoughts are suggested by an incident which was related to me by Dr. Keller, of this city, concerning apart fifteen years of age, named Charlie Jackson, who was wounded in the recent battle, and is now lying hopelessly at the point of dp in his arms, he carried him to the nearest hospital within a day or two Charlie was brought to his home in Memphis, feeble, yet full of hope and courage. Dr. Keller was called upon to examine the wound, and, if necessary, to perform amputation; but at a glance his experienced eye saw that the poor boy was beyond the hope ofparents had done so, and taken their places on either side of the bed, Charlie reached out, grasped their hands in his, and said: "Dear father and mother, Dr. Keller says that I can't live. And now I want to ask your forgiveness for all wrong I have done. I have tried to be a good boy in every way but one, and that was whe