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THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE: WASfflNQTQSD. 0.. THURSDAY,-JULY, 23, 1896.
6lh and engage the enemy on foot. Col.
Stngg, form your regiment for the
charge. Maj. "Walker, support the 1st
Midi, with the 7th. Col. Preston, form
the 1st Yt, hv squadron?, and at the
rear of the 1st Mich., and be ready to
fill any break in their line."
These were the orders. The Wolver
ines and Green Mountain regiments
drew their sabers and brought them to a
carry. The 5th and Gth exchanged
eho'ts with those fellows
BEIIIKD THE TENCH-BOW,
across the open field, but 100 yards
away. The 1st, 7th, and 1st Yt, swept
around to the right of that piece of tim
ber that the enemy -was filling with
Col. Alger ordered the 5th across the
open field. His men met the storm of
leaden hail with fearful loss, when he
called them back under cover. A second
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tssault was ordered. As an officer was
eeeii to ride into view, followed by his
escort and Headquarters flag, a shot from
the line of Michigan's 5th was sent in
his direction. Another, with unerring
precision, a second later, from the same
rifle, in the hands of John A. Huff, Co.
33, sent the officer reding from his saddle.
The trumpet of the 1st sounded the
charge, and the 1st Dcb. passed around
the timber and were seen by the enemy
The order came from Col. Alger:
"Forward!" Breasting the storm of
lead, the 5th crossed the open field to
find the fence and hedgerows concealing
a strong force of the enemy. "We sent
them back and gained tlie shelter. To
our right a quarter of a mile could be
seen the 1st MjcIi. in full charging squad
rons across fields, over fences " five of
them," over a small bridge, with the 7th
and 1st Yt in close support
The 1st struck the enemy's line and
captured one section of artillery " two
guns," with the limbers.
But what were we doing? Making
it as interesting for the gray battle-line as
the business end of a black hornet doesfor
the inquistive school boy. We reached
the bights just as the mounted charge
etrack the line, and assisted in effectually
separating the forces of the enemy, a part
crossing the Chickahominy River and
the balance toward Ashland.
It was now dark. "We held the field
and the battle-line of the enemy. The
wounded, were cared for ashest-we cojild,
the dead gathered and buried. Capt.
Benj. F. Axtell, just promoted, was
mortally wounded and a prisoner. He
was a fine officer, and in command of
"We left the field and crept down the
Brook pike toward Ttichmond, only
Beven miles away. We relieved the
enemy's pickets iy strategy well known
to Bcouts, and took good care that the'
stayed with ns. Kcaring the Confed
erate Capital, the column was brought
to a stand by the explosion of torpedoes
in the road. Gen. Sheridan hurried to
the front and called for the prisoners.
They were sent up, and as light came
they were obliged to act as guides and
dig up the torpedoes. Daylight found
ub on a large plateau overlooking Rich
mond. There came an order from Gen.
Mcrritt to Custer: " Hurry to the bridge.
The rebels are tearing it down 1 "
Out rang the command : " Forward
gallop ! " Over to our left front was a
man sitting on a black horse, his coat
adorned with the regulation buttons in
triplets. He cried : " Gen. Custer, bring
your command to the walk. We don't
DOWK TO THE MlSADOW BllIDGE We
want those fellows to think we are run
ning away from thorn."
A large body of the enemy's horse
appeared a half mile away,
ADVANCING TO Till! CUAI1GE.
Our flank was open. We were march
ing on a walk, in column of fours, Gen.
Custer in front, looking straight ahead
in apjarcnt unconcern.
The bugle of the enemy sounded the
gallop. They were but a quarter of a
mile away, and shots began to fall about
us. We heard the 3'ell that heralded
the charge Hark! "Empty scab
bards by battalions Right wheel ! "
ran? out the ordor from Gen. Gregg. His
bugle blared the charge I Our exposed
flank was taken care of. Down to
Meadow Bridge we went It was our
only road out The road by which
we came was strongly blockaded and
guarded by the enemy. " Col. Alger,
dismount your regiment and clear the
woods across! " We crossed the river,
eornc on the stringer?, some on logs, and
by wading, and made an assault on the
thick fringe of brush and timber on the
opposite bank. The enemy was con
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cealed behind logs, trees, stumps, in rifle
pits and behind rail piles. The .work
was hot and earnest on both sides. If
they could keep the bridge broken down,
as they hoped to, they would unquestion
ably have the Yankee cavalry at their
mercy. If they could delay them until
Bragg or Beauregard put their forces
(only a few miles away) in our front,
with the line of retreat cut off, they
hoped to destroy us.
Alger's men had fought clear of the
river bank. Half a mile back their
Spencers were heard and they were
nearing the tableland. The puffs of
smoke showed them on the high ground,
and the Colonel was manuvering to take
a piece of artillery that had been annoy
ing the men at work on the bridge, when
some smart Alec had to exhibit his
anatomy to the astonished vision of the
rebel gunners an instant too soon, and
they whisked it out of our way.
We had gained the high ground
around Mechanicsville. The bridge was
repaired, and the Second and Reserve
Brigades were crossing. The Third Di
vision was forming in column of route,
with lines already drawn back, their
guns limbered and being rapidly run
over to Gen. Gregg's line and placed in
position along his defense. As the lead
ing squadrons of Wilson's Third Di
vision reached the bridge, the artillery
was placed by Gregg's direction along
his front, double-shotted with grape.
The skirmishers of Gregg were
driven backward and the pieces un
covered, the grape mowed down through
the enemy's ranks, 10 seconds later fol
lowed by a withering, whistling fire of
canister at 75 yards distance.
Gregg's veterans went into that dense
smoke and were for a time hidden. They
at work wrnr TnEm sabers.
Before the smoke had been lifted the
guns had been limbered, and were cross
ing the bridge, taking up position to pro
tect the Second Division 13 they crossed.
Yerv leisurely that prince of soldiers sent
his division across the Chickahominy at
Meadow Bridge. Never had the artil
lery made such slaughter. Gettysburg,
Wilderness, Spotlsylvania, or Cold Har
bor witnessed "no such death scenes.
Brandy Station, Oct. 11, 1863, was the
only place we ever saw that could in any
way be compared to it
We staid about Mechanicsville until
noon, then took the road to Gaines's
Mill, and were annoyed by torpedoes
that had been planted along the roads
and across the fields. From Gaines's
Mill, where we encamped on the 12th
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The GBAri! Mowed Through the Eke-
of May, we marched to Bottom's Bridge
on the 13th, and on the 14th passed
through White Oak Swamp. Our legi
ment worked on the flank, and as we
emerged from the swamp took our place
in the column.
As we gained the high ground about
Malvern Hill our gunboats on the
James River began sending their shells
along our lines. One dropped beside
our own battalion, without exploding. It
looked like a huge joint of stove-pipe,
and measured seven inches in diameter
and 23 inches long. Messengers were
quickly sent down to the river, and the
nuisance was abated.
We encamped on Malvern Hill, drew
supplies at HnxaJPs Landing, and rested
until the 17th, at night Then, when you
could feel yes, and cut the darkness
with a knife, the line of march for Bal
timore Crossroads began. Crossing the
Chickahominy at Jones's Bridge, we
went into camp. From here we went
to Hanover Courthouse, and got into
trouble; tried again on the 21st, and
got into more trouble than we could
manage; fell buck; got across the Pa
rnuuky River at White House, and
marched across to Aylett's, on the Matta
pony. On the 23d we encamped at Reedy
Swamp, and the 2-Jth joined the Army
of the Potomac at Chesterfield Station,
having lost 35 in killed and wounded
in 19 days.
On the morninirof May 26 we made
the attempt to cross the Pamunky
River at Hauovertown ; then at Taylor's
and Littlepage's Fords, The crossing
was finally effected at a ford just below
Hanover Ferry. After getting over,
our regiment and the 7th were sent
around a large tract of timber on the
Hawe's Shop road. The 1st and Gth
were held until we had made the cir
cuit of the timber; then they were set to
work, and did the driving, while the 5th
and 7th bagged the game. We had
been at work all day the 2Gth before we
effected a crossing, and it was in the
early morning of the 27th that we got
our positions, and the fight began. We
had things about all our own way. The
scattering of gray uniforms was a rout
The 7th were mounted, and charged
them across Crump's Creek, fully three
miles from the field. We encamped on
the field, and the brigade all came to
gether. To be continued.'
Something like a new departure in the
mmiafachire of cycles has been introduced
by ii Birmingham (England) firm. They
havo an aluminium alloy, in which they
cast the cycle frames in tubular shape, complete-without
a joint, and testa show that
the metal is equal to the best wrought iron,
while ouly one-third the weight. The metal
is said to consist of 9G per cent, aluminium
and 4 per cent, alloy.
I . HI C-
In the small front parlor of No. 3, Mer
maid Passage, Sunset Bay, Jackson Pepper,
ex-pilot, sat in a slate of indignant collnpse,
tenderly feeling a cheek on which the print
of hasty fingers still lingered.
The room, which was in excellent order,
showed no signs of the tornado which had
passed through it,and Jackson Pepper, look
ing vaguely around, was dimly reminded of
those tropical hurricanes he had read about
which would strike only the objects in the
path and leave all others undisturbed.
In this instiu co he had been the object,
and the tornado, after obliterating him, had
passed tip the small staircase which Jed from
the room, leaving him listening anxiously to
its distant mutlerings.
To his great discomfort the storm showed
signs of coming up again, and he had barely
time to eflect an appearance of easy uncon
cern, which accorded but ill with the flush
aforementioned, when a hig, red-faced woman
came heavily down-stairs and hurst into the
"You have made nie ill again," she said,
severely, "and now I hope you are satisfied
with your work. You'll kill me before you
have done with mo! "
The ex-pilot shifted on his chair.
"You're not fit lo have n wife," continued
Mrs. Pepper, "aggravating them and upset
ting them! Any other woman wonld have
left you long ago! "
" "We've only been married three months "
Pepper reminded her.
"Don't talk lo me!" said bis wife; "it
feems more like a lifetime!"
"It seems a long time to me," said the ex
pilot, plucking up a -little courage.
"That's right!" said his wife, striding
over to where he sat. "Say you're tired of
me; say you wish you hadn't married me.
You coward! Ah ! if my poor first husband
was only alive and sitting in that chair now
iubtead of you, how happy I would be!"
" If he likes to come and take it he's wel
come! "said Pepper; " it's my chair, and it
was my father's before me, hut there's no
man living I would sooner give it to than
your first. Ah! he knew what he "was about
when the Dolphin went down, he did. I
don't blame him, though."
""What do you mean?" demanded his
"It's my belief that he didn't go down
with her," said Pepper, crosdnu over to the
staircase and standing with bis hand on the
Didn't go down with her?" repealed his
wife, scornfully. "What became of him,
then ? Where's be been this 30 years ? "
" In hiding! " said Pepper spitefully, and
passed upstairs hastily.
The room above was charged with mem
ories of the late lamented. His portrait in
oils hung above the mantelpiece, smaller
portraits specimens of the photographer's
want of art were scattered about the Toom,
while various peisonal effects, including a
mammoth pair of sea-hoots, stood in a corner.
On all these at tides the eye of Jackson
Pepper dwelt with an air of chastened
"It'ud he a rum go if he did turn np,
after all," he said to himself softly, as he sat
on the edge of the bed. " I've heard of such
things in books. I dessay she'd be diaj
pointed if she did see biii now. Thirty
years makes a bit of difference in a man."
"Jackson!" cried his wife from below;
I'm going out. If you want any dinner
you can get it; if not, yon can go without
The front door slammed violently, and
Jackson, advancing cautiously to the win
dow, saw the form of his wife sailing majes
tically up the passage. Then he eat down
again and resumed his meditations.
"If it wasn't for leaving all my property
I'd go," he said gloomily. "There's not a
bit of comfort in the place! Nag, nag, nng,
from morn till night! Ah.Cap'n Budd, you
let me in for a nice thing when you went
down with that boat of yours. Come back
mid fill them boots again; they're too big for
He rose suddenly and stood gaping in the
center of the room, as a mad, hazy idea began
to lorni in his brain. His eyes blinked uml
hia face grew white with excitement. He
pushed open the little lattice window, and
sat looking abstractedly up the pahsage on
to the hay beyond. Theu he pnt ou bis hat,
and, deep iu thought, went out.
lie was still thinking deeply as he boarded
the train f.r London next morning, and
watched SnnBet Uay from the window until
it disappeared round the curve. So many
and various were the changed that llittcd
over lii-s ace that an old lady whose seat he
had taken gave up her intention of appris
ing him of the fact, and indulged instead in
a bitter conversation with her daughter, of
which the erring Pepper was the unconscious
in the same preoccupied fashion he got on
a IJayswater omnibus and waited patiently
for it to reach Poplar. Strange changes iu
the landecape, not to be accounted for by the
mere lapBe of time, led to explanations, and
the conductor a humane man, who said he
had got an idiot boy at home personally
laid down the lines of his tour. Two hours
later he stood in front of a small house,
paintid in many color, and, ringing the
bell, inquired for Cap'n Crippen.
In response to his inquiry, a big man with
light blue eyes and a long gray beard ap
peared, and, recognizing his visitor ivith a
grunt of surprise, drew him heartily into
the passage and thrust him into the parlor.
He then shook bauds with him.nnd, clapping
hi 111 on thehack, bawled lustily for the small
boy who had opened the door.
" J'ot o' stout, bottle o' gin, and two long
pipes," aaid he, as the boy camo to the door
aud eyed the ex-pilot curiously.
At all these honest preparations for his
welcome the heart of Jackson grew faint
" Well, I call it good of yon to come all
this way to tee me," said the Captain after
the bo3' had disappeared; "but you always
was warm-hearted, Pepper. And how's the
" Shocking ! " said Pepper with a groan.
"111?" inquired the Captain.
" Ul-teHipeied," said Pepper. "In fact,
Cap'n, I don't mind telling yon she's killing
me slowly killing me!"
"Pooh! "said Crippen. "Nonsense!, You
don't know how to manage her."
"I thought perhapByou could advise me,"
said the artful Pepper. "I said to myself
yesterday, ' Pepper, go and Bee Cap'n Crip
pen. What he don't know about wimmiu
and their management ain't worth knowing !
If there's anybody can get you out of a hole,
it's him. He's cot the power, aud. what's
mote, he'a got U10 will.' "
"What caubes the temper?" inquired the
Captain, with his most judicial air, as he
took the liquor from his messenger and care
fully filled a couple of glasses.
"It's natural!" said his friend ruefully.
"She calls it having a high spirit herself.
And she's so generous. She's got n married
niece living in the place, and when that gal
conies round and admires the things my
things she gives 'em to her. She gave her
a sofa the other day, and, what's more, she
made me help the gal to carry it home."
"Have you tried, being sarcastic?" in
quired the Captain, thoughtfully.
'I hTe," said Pepper, -with A shiver.
By WW Jacobs'
"The other day I said, very nasty, ' Is there
anything else you'd like, my dear?' but she
didn't understand it."
"No? "said the Captain.
" No," said Pepper. " She said I was very
kind, and she'd like the clock ; and, what's
more, she had it, too! Red-'aircd hussy!"
The Captain poured out some gin aud
drank it slowly. It was evident he was
thinking deeply, and that he was much
afiectf d by his friend's troubles.
"There is only one way for mc to get
clear," said Pepper, as be finished a thrilling
recital of his wrongs, "and that i3, to find
Capt. Budd, her first."
"Why, he's dead !" said Crippen, staring
hard. " Don't you waste your time looking
for him ! "
"I'm not going to," said Pepper; " bnt
here's his portrait. He was n big man like
you, he bad blue eyes and a straight, hand
some nose, like you. If he'd lived to now,
he'd be almost your age, and very likely
more like you than ever. lie waa a sailor ;
you've been a sailor."
The Captain stared at him in bewilder
ment. "He had a wonderful way with wimmen,"
pursed Jackson hastily; " you've got a won
derful way with wiminin. More than that,
you've got the most wonderful gift for act
ing 1're ever seen. Ever since the time
when you acted in that barn at liristol I'vo
never seen any actor 1 can honestly say I've
liked never. Look how you can imitate
cats better than Henry Irving himself."
"I never had much chance, being at sea
all my life," said Crippen modestly.
"You've got the gift," fcaid Pepper im
pressively. "It was born in you, and you'll
never leave off acting till the day of your
death. You couldn't if you tried you
know you couldn't."
The Captain smiled deprecatingly.
"Now, I want you to do a performance
for my benefit," continued Pepper. " I want
yon to act Cap'n Uudd, what was lost iu the
Dolphin 30 yen re ago. There's only one man
in England I'd trust with the part, aud
"Act Cap'n 13udd!" gasped the astonished
Crippen, putting down his glass and staring
at his frieud.
"The part is written here," said the cx
pilot, producing a note-book from his breast
pocket and holding it out to his friend.
" I've been keeping a log day by day of all
the things she said about-him, in the hopes
of catching her tripping, bnt I never did.
There's notes of hLj .family, his ships and a
lot of silly things be used to say, which she
thinks fuun;'." ,
' I couldn't do it! " ud the Captain, seri
ously, as be took lhe book.
"You could do it if yon liked," said Pep
per. ".Beside, think what a Hpree it'll be
tor yon. Learn it by heart, then come down
and claim her. ller'naiiie's Martha."
What good 'ud it do you if I did?" in
quired the Captain "She'd soon fiud it
"You come down to Sunset Bay," said
Pepper, emphasizing him remarks with his
foiefinger; "you claiun your wile; you
allude carefully to the things set down in
this book; I give Martha back to you aud
bless you both. Then "
"Then what?" inquired Crippen anxi
ously. "You disappear!" concluded Pepper, tri
umphantly ; " and, of course, believing her
it husband is alive, she has to leave me.
s's a very particular woman ; aud, be-
bides that, I'd take cue to let the neighbors
know I'm happy. You'ro happy, and, if
she's not banpy, why, she don't deserve to
"I'll think it over," raid Crippen, "and
write and let you know."
" Make up your mind now," urged Pepper,
reaching over and patting him encouiagiugly
upon theshonlder. " If yon promise to' do it,
the thing's a- good as done. Lord! I think
I see you now, coining iu at that door aud
surprising her. Talk about aetiug ! "
" Is she what you'd call a good-looking
woman?" inquired Crippen.
"Very handsome! " &aid Pepper, looking
ont of the window.
" I couldn't do it," Enid the Cnptain. " It
wouldn't be right and fair to her."
"I don't see that!" said Pepper. "I
never ought to have married her without
being certain her first was dead. It ain't
right, Crippen; say what you like, it ain't
"If yon put it that way," said the Cap
"Ilave some more gin," said the artful
The Captain had some more, and, what
with flattery and gin, combined with the
pleadings of his friend, began to consider
the affair more Javorably. Pepper stuck to
his guns, and used them so well that when
the Captain saw him off that evening he
was pledged np to the hilt to come down to
Sunset Bay and personate the late Capt.
Uudd on the followiug Thursday.
The ex-pilot parsed the intervening days
in a sort of trance, from which lie only
emerged to take nourishment or answer the
bcoldmgs of his wife. On the eventful
Thursday, howeyer, his mood changed, and
he went about in such a state of suppressed
excitement that he could scarcely keep still.
"Lor' blets me!" Kiinpped Mrs. Pepper,
as be slowly perambulated the parlor that
afternoon. "What ails the man? Can't
you keep still for five minutes?"
The ex-pilot stopped and eyed her solemn
ly, but ere be could reply his heart gave a
great bound, for from behind the geranium
which filled the window he saw the face of
Capt. Crippen slowly rise and peer cautious
ly into the room. Before his wife could fol
low the direction of her husband's eyes, it
"Somebody looking iu at the window,"
said Pepper, with forced calmness, in reply
to his wife's eyebrows.
"Like their impudence!" said the un
conscious woman, Resuming her knitting,
while her husband waited in vain for tho
Captain to enter.
lie waited some time, and then, half-dead
with excitement, sat down, and with shak
ing lingers lit his pipe. Ah he looked up,
the stalwart figure of the Captain passed tho
window. During the next 20 minutes it
passed eoveu times, and Pepper, coming to
the not unnatural conclusion that his friend
intended to pass the afternoon iu the same
unprofitable fashion! resolved to force his
"Must be a tramp,'' he said, aloud.
" Who? " inquired his wife.
"Alan keeps looking in at the window,"
said Pepper, desperately. "Keeps looking
iu till he meets my eye, then he disappears.
Looks like an old sea Captain, something."
"Old sea Captain ?"said his wife, putting
down her work and turning round. There
was a strange, hesitating note in her voice.
She looked at tho window, and at the same
instant the head of the Captain again ap
peared above the geraniums, and, meeting
lfer gnzM, hastily vnnished. Martha Pepper
sat still for a moment, and then, rising in a
slow, dazed fashion, crossed to the door and
opened it. Mermaid Pnsspgo was empty!
"See anybody?" quavered Pepper.
His wife shook her head, but in a strange
ly quiet fashion, aud, sitting down, took np
her knitting again.
For some time the click of the needles
and the tick of tho clock were the only
sounds audible, and tho ex-pilot had jnst
arrived at the conclusion that his friend bad
abandoned him to his fate, when there came
n low tapping at the door.
"Come iu!" cried Pepper. Stirling.
Tho door opened slowly, and the tail
flgnro of Capt. Crippen entered and stfwJ
there, eyeing them nervously. A neat ht'ia
speech he had prepared failed him at the
supreme moment. He leaned against the
wall, and in a clumsy, shamefaced fashion
lowered bis gaze and stammered out the
one word, '"Martha!"
At that word Mrs. Pepper rose and stood
with parted lips, eyeing him wildly.
" Jem ! " she gasped, " Jem ! "
"Martha!" croaked the Captain ngain.
With a choking cry Mrs. Pepper ran to
ward him, and, to the bnge gratification of
her lawful spouse, flung her arms about his
neck and kissed him violently.
"Jem," she cried, breathlessly, "is it
really you? I can hardly believe it. Whero
have yon been nil this long time? Where
have you been?"
"Lots of places," said the Captain, who
was not prepared to answer a question like
that off-band ; , but wherever I've been," he
held up his band theatrically, "the image
of my dear lost wife has beeu always in front
"I know yon at once, Jem," said Mrs.
Pepper, fondl smoothing the hair baric from
his forohcul. IIavo 1 altered much?"
"Not a bit," said Crippen, holding her at
arm's length and carefully regarding her.
"Yon look just the same as the first timo I
set eyes on you."
" Where have yon been?" wailed Martha
Pepper, putting her head on his shoulder.
"When the Dolphiu went down from
under me I was left fightiug with the waves
for life, till, Martha, I was cast ashore on a
desert island," began Crippen fluently.
" There I remained for nearly three years,
when I was rescued by a bark bound for
Now Sou lb "Wales. There I met n man from
Poole, who told me you were dead. Having
no further interest in the land of my birth,
I sailed in Australian waters for many
years, and it was only lately that I heard
how crnelly I had beeu deceived, null that
my little flower was still blooming."
The little flower's bead being well down
on his shoulder again, the celebrated actor
exchanges glauccs with the worshiping
"If yon'd only come before, Jem," said
Mrs. Pepper. "Who was he? What was
"Smith," said the cautious Captain.
"If you'd only come before, Jem," said
Mrs. Pepper, in n smolhered voice, "it
would have been bet'er. Only three months
ago I married that object over there."
The Captain nite.npted a melodramatic
start with tuch success that, having some
what, underestimated the weight of his fair
bride, be nearly lost his balance.
"It can't be helped, I suppose," he said
reproachfully, "but you might have waited
a little longer, Martha."
"Well, I'm your wife, anyhow," said
Martha, "and I'll take care I never lose you
again. You shall never go out of my sight
again till y6u die. Never."
"Nonsense, my pet," said the Captain, ex
changing uneasy glances with the ex-pilot.
"It ibn't nonsense, Jem," said the lady, as
she drew him on to the sofa and sat vmh her
arms around his neck. "It may be true all
you've told me, and it may not. For all I
know, you may have been married to some
other woman.; but I've got you now, and I
intend to keep you."
"There, there," said theCaptain.as sooth
ingly as astrange sinking at the heart would
"As for that other little man, I only mar
ried him because he worried me so," said
Mrs. Pepper, tearfully. "I never loved him,
but hensed to follow me about and propose.
Was it 12 or 13 times you proposed to me,
" I forget," said the ex-pilot shortly.
"Bnt 1 never loved him," she continued.
"I never loved you a bit, did I Pepper? "
"Not a bit," eaid Pepper warmly. "No
man could ever have a harder or more un
feeling wife than you was. I'll say that for
As he bore hit testimony to bis wife's fi
delit, there was a knock at the dror, and
upon his opening it, the rector'a daughter, a
lady of uncertain age, entered, and stood re
garding with amazement the frantic bnt in
effectual struggles ol Capt. Crippen to telease
himself from a position as uncomfortable as
it was ridiculous.
"Mr-. Pepper!" said the lady, aghast.
"Oh, Mr?. Pepper!"
"It's all right, Mis3 Winthrop," said the
lady addressed, calmly, as she forced the
Captaiu's flushed face onto her ample shoul
der again; "it's my first husband, Jem
"Good gracious!" eaid Miss Winthrop,
starting. "Enoch Ardcn in the flesh."
"Who?" inquired Pepper, with a show of
"Euoch Arden," said Miss Winthrop.
" One of our great poets wrote a noble poem
about u i-ailor who came home and found
that his wile had married again; but iu the
poem the first husband went away without
making himself known, aud died of a
S.ie looked at Capt. Crippen, as though he
hadn't quite come up to her expectations.
"And now," said Pepper, speaking with
great cheerfulness, "it's me that's got to
have the broken heart. Well, well."
"It's a most interesting case," cried Miss
Winthrop, "and if you wait till I fetch my
camera I'll take your portrait together just
as you arc."
"Do," said Mrs. Pepper cordially.
" I won't have my portrait took," said the
Captain, with much acerbity.
"Not if I wish it, dear? " inquired Mrs.
"Not if you keep a-wishing it all your
life," replied the Captain sourly, mating
another attempt to get his head from her
" Don't you think thoy ought to have their
portraits taken now?" asked Miss Winthrop,
turning to tho ex-pilot.
" I don't see no 'arm in it," said Pepper
"You hear what Mr. Pepper says," said
the lady, turning to tho Captain agaiu.
"Surely if he doesn't mind, you ought not
" I'll talk to him by-and-by," said the Cap
tain very grimly.
" P'raps it would be better if we kept this
affair to ouwelves for the present," said the
ex-pilot, taking alarm at his friend's manner.
" Well, I won't intrude on yon any longer,"
paid Miss Winthrop. "Oh! Look there!
How rude of them."
The othors turned hastily in time to see
soveral heads vanish from the window.
Capt. Crippen was the first to speak.
" Jem ! " said Mrs. Pepper, severely, before
he had jiuished.
"Capt. Budd!" said Miss Winthrop,
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The incensed Captain rose to his feet and
paced up and down the room. He looked
at tho ex-pilot, and that small schemer
"Easy doe3it, Cap'n," he murmured, with
a wink which be meant to be comforting.
"I'm going out a little way," said the
Captain, after tho rector's danghter had
gone. ' Just to coo! my head,"
Mrs. Pepper took her bounet from its peg
behind the door,, and surveying herself in
tho glass, tied it beneath her chin.
"Alone," said Crippen, nervously. "I
want to do a little thinking."
"Never ngain, Jem," said Mre. Tepper,
firmly. "My place is by your side. If
you're ashamed of people looking at you,
I'm not. I'm proud of you. Come along.
t Come and show yourself, and tell them who
yon are. lou shall never go out of my
sight again a3 long as I live. Never."
She began to whimper.
'"What'd to be done?" inqnircd Crippen,
turning desperately on the bewildered pilot.
' What's it got to do with hiiu?" demand
ed Mrs. Pepper sharply.
" He'd got to be considered a little, I s'pose,"
said the Captain dissembling. '"Besides, I
think I'd better do like the man in the poetry
did. Let me go away and die of a broken
heart. Perhaps it's beat."
Mrs. Pepper looked at him with kindling
"Let me go away and die of a broken
heart," repeated the Captain, with real feel
ing. "I'd ratherdo it. I would, indeed."
Mrs. Pepper, bursting into angry tears,
flung her arms ronnd his neck again, and
sobbed on his shoulder. The pilot, obey
ing the irenzied injunctions of bis friend's
eye, drew down the blind.
"There's quite n crowd outside," be re
marked. "I don't mind," said his wife amiably.
"They'll soou kuow who he is."
She stood holding the Captain's band and
stroking it, and whenever her feelings be
came too much for her pnt her head down
udou his waistcoat. At tuch times the
Captain glared fiercely at the ex-pilot, who
being of a weak natnre, was unable, despite
hs anxiety, to give his risible faculties that
control which the solemnity of the occasion
The afternoon wore slowly away. Miss
Winthrop, who disliked scandal, had allowed
something of the affair to leak out, and sev
eral visitors, including a local reporter,
called, but were put off till the morrow, on
the not unnatural plea that the long-sapa-rated
couple desired a little privacy. The
three sat silent, the ex-pilot with wrinkled
brows trying bard to decipher the lip-language
in which the Captain addressed him
whenever he bad an opportunity, lut could
only dimly guess at its purport. Then the
Captain pressed his huge list into the service
Mrs. Pepper rose at length and went into
the back room to prepare tea. As she left
the door open, however, and took the Cap
tain's hat with her, lit: built no hopes on her
absence, but turned furiously to the ex
pilot. "What's to be done?" he inquired in a
fierce whisper, "This can't go ou."
"It'll have to," whispered the other.
"Now, look here," said Crippen, menac
ingly. " I'm going iuto the kitchen to make
a clean breast of it. I'm sorry for yon, but
I've done the best I can. Come and help
me to explain."
He turned to the kitchen, but the other,
with the strength born of despair, seized
him by the slesve and held him back.
"She'll kill me," he whispered, breath
lessly. "I can't help it," said Crippen, shaking
him off. " Serve you right."
"And she'll tell the folks outside, and
they'll kill you," continued Pepper.
The Captain sat down again, and con
fronted him with a face as pale as his own.
"The last train leaves at 8," whispered
the pilot hurriedly. "It's desperate, but it's
the only thing you can do. Take her for a
stroll up by the fields near the railway sta
tion. You can see the train coming in for a
mile off nearly. Time yourself carefully
aud make a bolt for it. She can't run."
The entrance of their victim with the tea-
tray stopped the conversation; but the Cap
tain nodded acceptance behind her back, aud
then with a forced gaiety sat down to ea.
For the first time since his successful ap
pearance, he became loquacious, and spoke
so freely of incidents in the life of the man
he waa impersonating that the ex-pilot sat
in a perfect fever lest he should blunder.
The meal finished, he proposed a stroll, and
ns the unsuspecting Mrs. Pepper tied on
her bounet, slapped his leg and winked con
fidently at his fellow-conspirator.
"I'm not mnch'of a walker," said the in-
Pepper, "so you
The Captain nodded, and, at Pepper's sug
gestion, lelt by the back way, to avoid the
gaze of the curious.
For some time after their departure, Pep
per at smoking, with his anxious face turned
to the clock, until at length, unable to en
dure the strain any longer, and not without
a sportsuiaulike idea of being in at the death,
he made his way to the station, and placed
himself behind a convenient coal-truck.
He waited impaiiently with his eyes fixed
on the road up which he expected the Cap
tain to come. He looked at hii watch.
Five minutes to 8, and still no Captain.
The platform began to fill ; a porter seized
the big bell and rang it lustily; in the dis
tance a patch of white smoke showed. Just
as the watcher had given up all hope, the
figure of the Captain came in sight. He was
swaying from side 'to side, holding his hat
in his hand, but doggedly tracking the train
to the station.
"He'll never do it," groaned the pilot.
Then he held his breath, for three or four
hundred yards behind the Captain Mrs.
Pepper bounded in pursuit.
Tho traiu rolled into the station; pas
sengers stepped in and out; doors slammed,
and the guard had already placed the whistle
in his mouth, when Capt. Crippen, breathing
stertorously, came stumbling blindly on to
the platform, and was hnstled into a third
" Close shave that, sir," said the station
master, as he closed the door.
The Captain sank back in bis seat, fight
iug for breath, and turning Ins head, gave a
last triumphant look op the road.
"All right, sir," said the station-master
kindly, as he followed the direetion of the
other's cyes,and caughtsight of Mrs. Pepper.
" We'll wait for your lady."
Jackson Pepper came from behind the
coal-truck, and watched the train ont of
sight, wondering in a dull, vague lanion
what the conversation was like. He stood
so long that a tender-hearted porter who
had heard the news made bold to come up
and put a friendly hand on his shoulder.
" You'll never see her again, Mr. Pepper,"
he said sympathetically.
Tho ex-pilot turned and regarded him
fixedly, and tho last bit of spirit he was ever
known to show flashed up in his face as he
"You're a blamed idiot," he said rudely.
Old Dry water My boy, in all creation yon
won'tflnd any animal except man who makes
a habit of smoking.
Young Pufft Yes, sir; but neither do I
know any other utiw&l that cooks its meals.
(Continued from, first page.)
for 10 days, and, a3 our client waa poor
and had nothing on which the landlord
could levy but ht3 house, McCook ad
vised him to got hi3 neighbors together,
to pick up the house and carry it on to
another vacant lot, belonging to a non
resident, so that even tho house could
not bo taken in execution. Thus tho
grasping landlord, though successful iu
his judgment, failed in the execution,
and our client waa abundantly satisfied.
SUrEUIXTEXDEJJT OF THE J.OGISIA2TJL
In due time I closed up my business
at Leavenworth, and went to Lancaster,
O., where, in July, 1859, I received
notice from Gov. WickliiTe that I had
been elected Superintendent of the pro
posed college, and inviting me to come
down to Louisiana as early a3 possible,
because they were anxious to put tho
college into operation by the 1st of
January following. For this honorable
position I was indebted to Maj. D. O.
JBuell and Gen. G. Mason Graham, to
whom I have made full and due ac
knowledgment. During the civil war
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my position to the personal friendship
of Gens. Bragg and Beauregard, and
that, in taking up arms against the
South, I had been guilty of a breach of,
hospitality and friendship. I wa3 not
indebted to Gen. Bragg, because ha
himself told me that he waa not eve
aware that I was an applicant, and had
favored the selection of Maj. Jenkin
another West Point graduate. Gen.
Beauregard had nothing whatever to do
with the matter.
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