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THE INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1886.
THE UNION ARMY.
MKMOUIAL DAY TlUOVTC
TJk sr. mo stupendous elm tree
Tho UniVn nnuy stands;
Its brauch wave o'er many ft grave
The graves that link two lail .
It t-i rrad. Mi North, It -preadeih South,
ltftprmdrth East and Vt;
It htuv m r thetannon silent uinith,
"When it bird inltfht build her na.
tint Ma Id Ilm! of Ml- monarch
Arr droppin;; day 1y day;
Dy tattle MtiitMl, and by Time' jcytlJ
inn n I. I
They mo luM-R f"t nwuv. !
The Utiejn t lint tre u tho fruit of peace, )
That sl.rlteivd tu Ihn' war1 nlht, !
From th uil Id trei nit breaking froi
And dvlng iti .ur tight, I
Wo know tlnT nrepdrom? youiu brnnrhoj,
All full of tbrt sap of Me, j
Hut wli old Imui-U that U dropping now j
drew Irnr thro ft nation' trlf
We iel now pitv, nnd love, and prldn
Tor tli l yal iy In blu 1
A Iii mnUclomt. ,t mi-1 Mm Huts erowMilik
And i;rnvr crowd fut on our view, J
Thrlct lxmtttf ul nnd nrnd
IU this Memorial Day,
When the win rior true, who worn the bin,,
Are nil of Mu m wearing tin gray.
WVarhig Iii Kniy In their whltend locks,
A with tritdy, martial inwl '
Tby follow tin ranks mt myntlebanki
And u marching iluwn to thu dead..
fVntter tin Ib rnl trlbubn
Ovit (li thickening i;riVN.
On the hun-kio 1 nlr, untnlnl nnd fair,
Our splendid banner wave.
Freedom grows, wi ll In our country' noil,
lltdiold hoW it bloollH anil thrives.
Hut w imit not forget tlmt It roots wert)
"With the llxtl of a million lives.
V.l.l.k WIIKKI.KII WltXQX.
Mcuxdcn, Ct, May 27.
THE LONE QRAVE OF THE
tAu oUtnal tury tkMi from the FUl Hook of
Tbo old stouo tavern known through gen-
tratlons aa tho Indian Queen, that Rtmidi on
-a turn of tho road down tho mountain from
fiherryville to M , of tho Shenandoah
Valley, enjoys a landftcnro a castlo might I
proud of. That this is tho Indian Quocn
runs on tradition and general consent, for
the old-fashioned signboard that creaks in
tront lost long since the work of art that
pictured forth the name. Nothing remained
ton, the one side but a dim crown of feathers,
oearly obliterated, and two staring eyes on
the other, that, put together by the curious
observer, failed to nialre up that imaginary
creature known to tradition and dime novels
as Her MaJ.ity Queen Tocahontas.
Virginia's little romance of that Ilk fa
al-out as dim as the signboard. Focahontai
did live and was the daughter of a chief.
Hut all else U the fringe-work of fancy,
(that, like tho sign, would havo long since
faded out but for a useful purpose the ro
imance serves, and that is, the manner in
svhich our loved ancestors had of account
ing for well, say brunettes that appeared
Xrom tire to time among tho noble Virgin
ians. They were considered the descend
ants of Pocahontas. i
To return, however, to my story: Tho
view from the rudo porch of the inn is ex
-ccedingly beautiful, for it contains ono of
the loveliest portions of tLat lovely valley.
fTho green meadows and rich fields, with
proves and gleams of water, dotted by white
Xarm houses half hid in orchard, were all
framed in by mountains, the summits of
-which seemed to melt into the bluo of heaven,
leaving the eye in doubt as to where the
rounded rocky or wooded tops ended and
the clouds began. The sulphury smoke of
battle had obscured these fields, and the
mountains had echoed back tho mouthing
cannon of comtatants, but at the time our
little romance opens no harm had been done
to the valley itself. Armies had marched,
.fought and retreated generally, up to that
time, the dear old flag had huriied inglori-
ously cut of the row but no great injury
&ad come to the work of the farmer or the
beauty of nature.
The summer sun was sinking- in the lazy
west, with distant rumblings of artillery
telling of a far off combat, as a girl, some
twenty years of age, sat in a rocking chair,
-on the wooden porch of the tavern, rocking
softly to and fro and gazing dreamily upon
the view before her. Her appearance
"was such as to attract attention. In dress.
tearing and expression there was a refine
ment that indicated one city bred, rather
than of rural local origin. She was exceed-
ingly attractive, with a claim to beauty that
camo under tho head of handsome rather
than pretty. Her face, at rest, indicated
more force of character than that ahich
ordinarily falls to the sweeter sex. The per
fect oval ended in a pronounced chin, while
the slight aquiline lino of her nose made that
hin aggressive. But for the full red lips of
the pei feet mouth, and large dreamy eyes,
the pale face would have been too severe to
xcito other than a feeling of admiration.
The expression depicted from time to
time, as the feelings changed, had a wider
Tango than is usual to such a cas t of coun
tenance. As her eyes wandered over the
üeautiful view her face was one to admire.
When a little threo-ycar-old daughter of
Ci3 stone tavern toddled to her and rested
its little head upon her knee, the long silken
fringes of her tender eyes fell upon it as her
deader hands stroked its curly locks and
her faco w as cne to love. Afterward when she
gazed at a brigade of Union soldiers pitch-
tag their tents on the meadows below, scorn
cad hato gave her a face to fear.
A movement below made her start, as if
to leave h?r chair. I hen, after half rising,
tha Mttled back and began again the monot
onous rocking. A cavalcade of officers
TT&a riding up the road, as if coming to the
At the head of this little escort rode a
ctout, middle aged gentleman, in .the uni-
form of a brigadier general of the northern
enny. Mounted on a superb horse, he sat
with the ease of an experienced rider, his
fcija rounded sSiouldsrg holding a grim,
resolute head, that under other than a mili-
' tzxy hat would have been repulsive in its
ÄTcritr. There wta & faca not to b trifisd
Ith, ls the Imtorio annals of war and di
plomacy have put to nvonL
Halting In front of tho tavern, the oftlcvrs
dismounted, nnd as tho orderlies 11 tho
horws to tho stable, they auvnded tho utw,
and gaining the ixjrcli instinctively lifted
their hriti to the gill In'foro them. Hhtf
barely rcconli 'd tho nalutntlon, then con
tinual lwr riTkinsf, ai If th-nr iMultwmsi and
privxenoo weto tdikt) IndilTerrnt to hT.
A grim rhniigfi 111 tlm general fne. left
one In doubt wlntlier h wan mitTorlng fro:n
a tootli'K !i or Indulin ; In a tmiilo.
On the tin llord making hi 4 npjHviranco
tho ehief gnvo hi onion. They wvro for
MipiH'r for hlhilf and talT, ono 10 in for
tho itljht and quarters for n corporal n
guard. Whll tho wppor wm Imlng pro
lrod tho general imt In a uplit-lioMouuvi
arm c hair, near our liorolua, wlill tho iimmii
liern of hi htalT, wiviry of a long diyn rldo,
ttrrtched th' indve") upon the noil undor tho
"How many a vniiNhe l hour and tiny
l!av unllght o'er mo hIumI
Inco laxt I pirtM from that gallant I and of
good fellow a lovd general h"ld tothor
luring Ma lour yearn of n tei riblo rtnilllct.
I can n them now, , I mm tho tall, blender,
volntlh ClieHiiiitt, gfty in a lark nn I lintvo
a a lion. lM'ihai, quIi t, grave, ynt ever
alert to duty. Comb, ulender mil awk
wanl, but jhhmwmvI of tho kvnet mii.i of
humor, m ready to Je4 under IIcoin In the
It III li I 1 t I
raniK liieii camo oia ureuviiio, caiui oii
litntuoe ho wax mi hotinu, It would tako a
uurgU al liutrunint to got a J ko in ItU bond,
nnd then another to g.'t it out, And lat,
but not leat, for ho U tho hero of my little
ronnncv, Hob lillersily, yuting, handonumiid
liablo to love anil debt.
Twooftheso mt violent death!, and tho
rent are scattered vorllwldo apart. I send
'J nay, IUb,M cried ChMnutt to the aide,
as ho retd hU heid on his elbow and kicked
hi toes into tho griun, "rather handiomo
girl that up there,"
"Tho ol I man html to havo di coverMl
that," Hob responded. "Bee him doing tho
iw iH't on her, will you."
"Well, he fa," Comb chipped in, "but ho
isn't making much headway, I gather from
the expression on her lovely countenance."
Tho General wai doing tho nuavo ioiite,
for which ho was famou, and getting little
In return but crisp it onosyllables.
It does not requiro much time to prepare a
meal in Virgiula. Ham and eggs, with hot
biscuit, mako tho substantial, while sticky,
indigestible sweets, called preserves, form
the entrees. The General and staff wero soon
called to table, and ato w Ith tho hearty relish
of hungry men. After tho supper had been
disposed of the Genoral calle l his aide, Bob
EUersly, to one side and said:
"I have a rather pleasant duty for you,
"All right, General, the pleasanter the
"It fa one, Lieutenant," continued the com
mander, "of extreme delicacy, and I trust to
your tact to carry it to a successful issue.
Now, don't let any of your boyish impulses
make you blunder. You see that young lady
on the porch V
"I believe I noticed hor."
"Well, for the next ten days, or until fur
ther orders, you mast not permit her to get
out of your Right. You must do this deli
cately, for sho is the niece of the most prom
inent and important loyalist of Baltimore.
It will not do to offend her, for the whole
affair may be a mistake after all."
:What is the affair, Generalf
"Sim pi v this: the secretary of war writes
me that all the papers concerning the coming
campaign in Virginia were stolen from the
department and traced to Clara Willis, of
Baltimore. Miss Clara has since disappeared,
but there is every reason to believe that she
fa somewhere in the Shenandoah valley try
ing to communicate with tho enemy. This
is the girl, Bob, I am satisfied. I worried
enough out of tho landlord to convince me I
am right. Put a guard about the house so
no one can enter or leave without your per
mission, and keep your eye .An her."
"But, General, this is difficult If I am
not to make her a prisoner, how am I to
"Make love to her. Bob," said his com
mander. with a twinkle in his eve. "Sacri
fice yourself on the altar of your country. Bhe
is a woman, and a devilish pretty on?, and,
therefore, may be wooed ; she fa a woman,
end, therefore, may be won." So saying
the brigalier ordered horses, and Bob heard
them rattling off in the moonlight, leaving
him to execute his diplomatic mission.
Calling Corporal Bang, Bob directed him
to place a guard in front of tho house, and
another in the rear, with orders to permit
no one to enter or leave, man, woman or
child, without hfa (the Lieutenant's) 'orders.
"Da you know, Corporal, what has bo
como of tho young lady who was seated on
the porch before supper f
'She skootol up stairs. Lieutenant, and
every swish of her petticoats had a secosh
cuss in it. She lit up the corner room, I
4 Very well; you have your orders."
"All right, Lieutenant."
Bob Ellersly seated himself in the vacated
arm chair and smoked his briar wood pipe
in the moonlight, revolving over and over in
his mind the strange duty imposed upon
him. He vas interested, and yet did not
like the business. Young, ardent and ambi
tious, he thought of his comrades riding off
to glory, while he remained behind to cir
cumvent a woman. Bouncing from his
chair, he walked the rough boards of tho old
porch impatiently. Suddenly he descended
the steps and r tood under the trees, gazing
up at that corner of the room occupied by
the enemy. Country taverns are not gracod
with curtains, but something of the sort had
been improvised for this apartment, and he
could only seo a shadow of the inmate, pass
ing and repassing, as if she, too, was restloss
As ho stood leaning against a tree in the
moonlight he presented as handsome a figure
as one would care to see. The broad shoul
ders, swung over slender hips, held over
them a head in which youth and manhood
contended for the mastery. His face was
boyish when atrest, but when animated he
seemed to tako on years in the way of ex
preesion which, added to hfa soldierly bearing,
ianresjed bis romrade ca caDable of a&r
uuty. licit an orphan at an early ago, with a
hi nail projHTty, on which ho had Uvn edu
cated, ho tood alono In tho world. Ho hod
not, bo Mild, a relation that bo knew of on
rartlu "So much the better," grunted cynical
Comb; "if you have oor relations you fvar
they will wnnt to borrow your mon-y, or get
bung; if you have rich one they are nuro to
g t into conrem, or tho iultrut'ary, and
worry tho lifo out of you. lUlalious ant
Tho next morning Kllendy Informed Bang
In tho prei'iieo ct tho landlord that they
had lcMi left to lo k after tin forwarding of
important dispatches from the front, and
with nn orderly rod to M . Ho was
Krciy cut of Hhl Uf n an ancient Rt,
that wabbll In tit wheels mi l groaned In
tho Ixxly, a tfaillictod with eoinblnod old
igo and K'latlea, wo drawn In front by an
inlmatcd lint-ruck for a hor. The negro
driver nloppl at thofootof the uteps and
our herolin, fully prepared fr a Jaunt,
sratod lnelf by tho colored my, Mim
thohor was turned toward tho road the
privato on guard brought hU umkt down
tfore tho hoiWs in) and ariottod tho
Wltat'4 tho meaning of thhP demanded
"Can't go, that's all."
'Call our coip ral I want to know tho
meaning nf Mils outrage."
CoiMral Han;; Mcpt M to tin front.
"What is tho MsiMoii for thU deti'iitloii?"
"Tlu'in a ulvrn order has reasons; them
Mg. tH OlileiH hill bltyidli'lV' M'llletitloUNjy
Th rownsn help for it, Willi HuMied
chtvk and a linn, Ht mouth, tho girl dtw
Kvndod from the vehk'lo and entered the
ioum Hvory t p was a nrottnt, Tho an
cient gig Wim restored toils iikii'adh tfrmtntt
and tho hnt-raek of a hor to il stall. At
noon KUondy returnod, and lenrn d of tho
attempted cseapo. After dinner, while
smoking Ids pi), thu tUNpoctod girl np
"I attempt M to drive out this morning,
nlr," ho Mild indignantly, "and was arrested
by your iik'ii. Am 1 to understand that I
am a prisoner P
"I am very norry, madam," answered the
aide, avoiding the question, "very sorry so
rude a thing was done."
"Don't apologize, sir. Wo know your
miserable government makes war on women.
You aro only a hireling executing its brutal
orders. Again 1 ask you, am I a prisoner P
"It is really painful to know that you en
tertain such nn idea," jatieutly continued
the officer. "These men executo orders so
literally that mistakes like this will occur."
"I am not a prisoner, thenP
"You are at liberty, I assure you, to go
where and when you please. To prove to
you, howevor, how unjust you aro to us I
will add that you shall go as you will and.
owing to the unsettled and dangerous con
dition tho country fa in, I will furnish you
an escort of armed men to seo that you go in
"Mr. Lieutenant," sho said with scorn,
l4when I need vour services I will ask
"Do so, madam, and you will find mo
ready to serve you." And so they parted.
"An unpleasant beginn'ng for a lovj af
fair," murmured Bob, resuming his pipe.
For tho next twenty-four hours tho Lieu
tenant saw little of his su poet, and the littlo
ho did see was not agreeable. Meeting her
by accident on tho stairs she not only gave
way, but gathered her skirts about her, as if
she feared contamination frcin tho touch.
The daj' after, however, her moodclianged.
She received him with a bewitching saiiio,
holding out her little hand, saying;
"Mr. " and she paused.
"Ellersly," he added, lifting his cap.
"Mr. Ellersly, I wish to apologize for my
rude talk. I forgot that you were an officer
on dutf) and what is more, I forgot that I
was a laxly. Pardon me."
"I have no pardon to ask, madam, said
Bob, gallantly. "Reproof fa sweeter from
some than commendation from others. Now,
what can I do for youP,
"We will breakfast together," she said,
"and then I will tell you.1'
At breakfast she poured out hfa muddy
coffee of bcaus and chickory, and was so very
amiable that Bob, young as he was, could
not help thinking sho was too confoundedly
iweot, and he became, in consequence, the
more alert and suspicious.
"NowTll tell you, Lieutenant," she said on
the porch, "I am ashamed to confess it, but
I have some poor relations in these moun
tains almost starved by tho war."
That fa a lie, thought Bob; but he said
nothing only smiled sweetly.
"I wish to communicate with and help
them," she continued; "and if you will fur
nish me with an escort I will make the at
An ambush, thought Bob; but he smiled
all the more, and added:
"Why of courso I wilL Til do better I
will bo your escort myself. Shall we go im
"Oh, no, there is no need of such haste: to-
morrow w ill do," and they dropped into con
versation as natural as if they knew each
other for years. Bob was shrew d, but inex
perienced. He did not observe tha dangerous
thread of the talk. WLiio dexterously avoid
ing all reference to herself she kept on that
most fascinating subject to all men, when
guided by a pretty woman himself. It was
Othello and Desdemona over again. Only
Desdemcna led the conversation. Ah, me
if the beguiling sex only knew tho full power
in their little ears, aided by deep, eamost
eyes, none of us would bo safe. Bob talked
well, at times eloquently, with a golden
thread of humor running through all, and he
who set out to deceive through love makin"
w ent to hfa bed deep in love with tho fair
The day after the expedition w as attempted.
Alas l it proved a miserable failure. Tho old
horse pulled them slowly to the summit of
the mountain, and then descending to tho
volley beyond stumbled at every step, and at
last fell down, breaking tho shaft and throw-
ing the fair emissary on hfa phrenological
When a horse falls down he takes a philo
sophical view of tho situation, and lies stilL
Old Smooth Tooth lay stretched upon the road,
with hfa shoeless hoofs full extended and his
fyc nail closed, as it to My, "This is tho end;
farewell vain world; leave mo to tho buz-
Kllcndy lifted his fair companion from
the embrace of the moist anatomy. She
pot up laughing morrily over tho mfahnp,
and, leaving tho wreck to the man, tin two
"This is too bud," wild Bob. "Tho poor
relation will never got relief at thh ratn.
Iiook hen, MIm Clara" ho had her namo
"can you ridoP
"Mko nn Arab," ho reNpoivlL
"Good l" ho oxelalmod. "Now if I ran
(lad a Niddl you nball have my hor) Chan
crllor. lb 1 xplondld. I will rld 0110 of
tho orderly' hr!es, and no wo will jsmio
tinta every ihvs of th mountain.'
Hin wm delighted with tho arrangement,
nnd nn old 'fashioned, lngldtoriiHl M nad
die, ha rl a the rock of ages, was lUhml out
from tho tables. Bob worked loiijr and
lalMirhudy In fashioning 0110 of liii lwt
blanket to the old affair, to mala It moro
presentublo 01 well ai easier, nnd the rldoi
Chancellor, when first mounted, mtorlod,
reared, lunged in If Indignant, but (Im fair gh'l
kept Iter Mt composedly until tho Meed
quieted down, and then wt!t!n;; his arched
neck put beiN'lf on friendly torm with tit
iiobh mil mal.
ThoM rldrs were long and frequent. Both
enjoyed Mie.ni. Ma was nweetly confidential
in her young eieort' llle and affair, and
every lnnir the del Ich hi chain of love luud
tho poor boy nearer and tinner to his adora
tion. Mniall vt 11 l r. Tho young girl was
fcluiply Miporh on hoi'Kehael;. Tin eUvo-lU-
ting riding dress Heenusl pnrt of her mippl,
graceful, engaging form, whllo Mr oerels
nnd exclteniMut brought a delicate, nh'11-
tinted roulltes to her cheoli, that M'emisl tin
ono thing necessary to make her pal faco
perfect. Bob longed to avow his love, but
youth fa timid when th precious Iivnmiio
may 1 Jeopardized by tho avowal. Ho ww
blinded by liU pas.slon, and did not mo the
game 0 ojvenly played by tho littlo gambler.
Slu was a true daughter of tho naith, and
her heart was with hor poor brother march
ing Khoeless, with hcant raiment, poorly
armed, hkplng without shelter, nnd dying
by thousands with derato bravery for
their cause. To have that in her jnissesslon
that was, as she lielioved, of vital importance
to them, mado her desjorate. For Mich a
caue, sho would play tho Judith, and had
Bob avowed his love, sh) was reiolved to ac
cept, let the consequences have lccii what
thy might to the pxr lad.
Ohl tho golden glory of thosi sunny days.
They took cn a roseate hue, that male the
blue summits of tho mountains a doojer
blue, as if to bound that Eilen that lies altcxt
each life in the golden glow of youth, wh?n
love touches tha sweet, tender existence, and
the birds sing, and tha ilowers bloom with
voices and odors that jM?netrnto the very soul,
never again to pass away. Tho cono fades.
the birds die and the llowet parish, oft in
the bard realities of life the blu r;nnt:iH
no longer frama in tho fairy paradise, but
all tho same wo cling too it through exist:mc.,
as our first parents clung to tho U.irljn to
which thoy never could return.
Shakesieare tells us, the course of true love
never does run smooth. No, indeed, life's
ways are not fitted for the sweet stream.
For a little while it murmurs along -green
meadows, and then, anon, it falfa among
rocks and rough ways, and oftentimes fa
dashed over precipices to b? dissipated in thin
mist, over which arches the rainbow, not,
alas I of hope, but memory.
There were some little tricks the lovely
girl indulged in that exasperated her lover,
who, although blinded by his passion, had not
lost sight of hfa duty. One of the3 was to
stop at some mountain hut, and jiersist in
dismounting anil entering the hovel Bob
dismounted also, and would help her to the
ground and accompany her to th3 interior.
He kept his eyes und ears alert, and lelieved
that ho bafiloJ any designs in this direction.
Another fancy indulged iu wa to lnter
the Lieutenant to a race and dart oft on Chan
cellor, at the best of his running pace, and
Bob, on his government hor.e, would follow
lumbering after, scarce keeping her in sight,
until it suited the giri to chx-k up. Bob re
monstrated in vain, and all hj could do was
to direct the orderly to keep a sharp lookout
on either side of the road for anything the
girl might drop.
One day Corporal Bang, who happened to
be tho escort, handed the Lieutenant a letter,
tied to a stone, that he had picked up from a
gully after ono of these races.
"Got a reminder through my chappo, Lieu
tenant, when I picked that up," and he showed
a hole in his hat.
Ellersly looked longingly at tho missive.
It was dirocted to a well-known guerrilla of
the mountains. Bob would havo given a
good deal to know its contents. But he
quietly lianded it, without a word, to the
girl. Her face flushed, and somewhat em
barrassed she hurried to her room. In a few
minutes, however, she returned, letter in
hand, with her cheeks yet holding the flush
of her excitement.
"Lieutenant Ellersly," she asked, in an
even, steady tone, that was forced, "why
did you not open this letter P
"Open your letter P he asked in turn.
"Ye, open my letter. You are not doing
your duty to your government.'
"Miss Clara," said the boy proudly, "I
tendered my life to my country. I did not
include in that my honor. "When I am sunk
so low as to steal, I cease to bo worthy of
Tho girl tore open the letter. "Thont" she
cried; "learn who I am, and w hat I am try
ing to da"
He took the letter and deliberately tore it
into fragments, throwing the bit3 to the
wind from the porch. "Miss Clara," he ex
claimed excitedly, "I know all I want to
know of you. You are doing your duty, as
you see it, like a bravo-heartod woman, for
your side; leave ma to do mine, as a gentle
man, for mine."
"She looked at him earnestly, half In sur
prise and half in tenderness, and said in an
undertone, 03 if speaking to herself, 'My
task grows harder than I thought for.
Then she added, offering her hand, "Lot us
be as kind to each other as we can."
The day after this strange interview shs
insisted upon their daily ride, although th
morn oneued with a thunder storm, and the
Over the pains nnd mlFeiings nf Rheu
matism Is Mire to follow tho me of
AerN Sar-:ip;irlll:t. "Two ears it go I
was prostrated with Ilia uinnlbin, I ucd
a number of remedies, nnd received no
bent lit until I commenced taking
n:iparllhi, four bottles of which effected a
permanent cuiv." eh-irle lVttr, illll
I'lline M., Itosfnti, Mil. '
Trrjred y J. ('. ,s r & Co,, lumrll, Mm.
r'Yw u"at f7 1
Ar r ; .
Johnston & Bennett162E.Washing;ton
ntuOrder from the country solicited. Writ
ram cam tiown nt interval in torrentH.
Kllorslv remonstrated, but ho iaughd, wiy
ing, "Wo uro midier, you know, and mu-it
not Im cowed by a littlo rain,"
They htartel,,fcll)wiil by Corjioral Hang,
and alter tin hour's riding gained tbo Mimmit
of the mountain, along whb h the road ran
for a mil or more comparatively lcvd, and
then sho cried: "Now for my last 1 ace," nnd
htarted ou tho mil. Hob followed an well a
ho could, and wh'lo lumbering along, the
girl rapidly gaining upon him, In remem
bered that at tho end of a mtta tlx road
sl(vl down gradually to the river, aud ho
also rememljoi cd a gully, along which ran a
path da igerous fur a horn , but tint cut off
half the distance to thepVnnt where the main
road touched the stream. Instinctively ho
plunged down tho dep declivity. Fortunate
ly hU horse, though slow, was sure-footed,
ami in a few minutes ho gained tho bank.
He gained this just in time to s-hj h s fair
fugitive enter a light loat and push into tho
stream. Ho was IkjIow tho point she de
barked, and saw leforo sho could get hold of
the oars that thQ boat, caught in tho swift
stream, wa? floating down to where d large
tree, neurly level with the wat leane,l over
the stream. Bli9 would pas? under thk, nnd
running out he sw ung down, catching i limb
with his knee, and caught the skiff with his
right hand. At that instant the sharp crack
of a rifle rung out from the opposite shore,
and Bob fell wounded into the boat.
His weight nearly up tt th frail craft, but
it righted, whirled around, and the next in
stant the girl pulled it to tha shore. Leaping
to the bank sha beachel tho boat half its
length, and then reaching to him said:
"Are you much hurtf ;
"I believe so," he answered, as, half crawl
ing, he worked his way out and fell upon the
ground. A second shot from the J same
quarter struck the ground within an inch of
"Tho cowardly miscreant," she said,
throwing herself upon him. "If ho kills
you, he must kill me."
Poor Bob gave a grateful look and a weak
smile in return for this act of devotion. At
that instant the clatter of a horse's hoofs
were heard utkii the pike. Corporal jBang
appeared. Taking in tho situation tat a
glance In dismounted pushed tho girj one
side, and picking up Ellersly as ho wo?jld a
child, carried him round tho bend of the
road, that made a shelter from further iihots.
Placing tho Licuteuaut timidly upoli the
grass he asked: I
"Are yen hit bad, Lieutenantf
"Bad enough, Corporal," ho gasped, and
then added, "water." f
Clara started hurriedly to the riven As
she approached the brink she took the beau
tiful little leather sack Bob had so often
eyed suspiciously from her belt, opened it,
drew out a package of papers, threw them
into the stream, and then stooping, fillcfi the
sack with water. When she returnod !3ang
was cutting the blouso from tho boy's
shoulder, exhibiting a wound not larger! than
a pea, from which the blood spurted like a
fountain. At tho sight the girl n'jarly
fainted, but rallying, administered; the
draught to his eager lips. j
Again tho girl hurried away. Throwing
off her riding dress she took her linen under
skirt, tore it into strips, and, without wait
ing to put on her dress, handed them to liang,
and then assisted him in binding up tha
wound. She presented a strange sight to
the two men, in her short skirt, for the collar
and dinen cover were displaced, and the
white column of neck and snowy precipice
of shoulder were exposed. Sho did not seem
to be aware of her exposure, and started,
blushing crimsDn. when Bang said:
"Now, miss, git on your toggery and sit
here while I go for an ambulance. Give him
a sip of this times along," he continued,
handing her his canteen that seemed full of
commissary whisky." Catching ChanctMor,
as the best horse of tho three, ho mounted,
without waiting to change saddles, and rode
off at a gallop.
The girl, once more in her riding habit,
seated herself, and putting her arms about
the wounded man drew his head upon her
shoulder, like a little mother, all care and
tenderness. The storm had passed, the sun
came out above the mountains, warm and
bright, and the mocking bird, in the cedars
near, poured out its flood of joyous melody.
The poor boy's passion found utteraneja at
last, and, in words made eloquent by gasps
and pauses, he told his love. She listened in
silence, responding only in tighter grasps
and sobs she could not repress.
Her heart, in a strange agony of grief,
was communing with itself. She found in
Swift' und Mire nnf the Urn fits to bo
dcrlud from tho u J- of Ayer'i Sanop
rill. "One of our hlldmi was terribly
nlllh ted With tilet nvis fores on Its face
and neek. riiyMr, , rnrnrMy rccoia-
ineiul Us to adinliiMt! Ajer'n Sur
1 a ijrr car-
A few iIom-s product n tnarkrd -hange,
nnd, lis continued ut, a perfect cure."
H. T. Jolinou, Huttt Texas.
Tor H.tlo liy njl Druggists.
One urnerator for 8,;or burner, Always
ready Mint us itv tu f u I I h a I ur nor.
NollenMmM : V lA'M N" tlV i;. , Moro heat
can bo eomliieteit tuft till oea wltti on
burner, by melon of M drum mid xtMitloti
tuhe.ttiau with two In ifiemof any otlier tovoi
tlierety nuvlDU loe ri Jluu of onu Ule.
' MONITOR" OIL HTOVpM,
"ALASKA" RRl'K!(i:ilT0R3, .
MIB30URI HTi:M WAHHKIW,
riLTEU3 KXV CrtOLhltS,
0T0Vi;4 AND RANOnCl,
) Id'lNTLLB AND QllATCSL
"Mr. h. H. Hopkins hour MnnlloMrtUr.ia
j f r circular.
MuH Mid event a revelation and u revolution
In one How different wm thti dcl iratloa
from tho one the had courted and iiitmdod
playing upon. And up through tho now
found love in her heart camo the cry, "Yon
have murdered him."
A long silence followed, and Hob, fe4llnj
tho hot tears falling on his brow, tried to
smother down tho groans tho llrcw paia
wrung from him, and locked up with an ex
pression of loving tendenuus no word couli
express. She saw hU increased paleness,
heard his shortened breathings, and clasping
him to her sho said:
"Ohl Mr. Ellersly Ohl Hjb, doaft die.
It is killing mo."
Vain npjK'all Death's higher claim waj
clo.dng in ujxm his heart. Ho ga e ono more
look, shut his eyes a shudder quivered
through his frame, then all was still.
Tho sun glimmered brightly on the wet
laurel leaves, the mocking bird sang in the
ctlur near, nnd tho great world rolhvl on in
endless life, a? it ever does, regard-ess of th
comedies au 1 tragetlios wo mortals enact
Tho driver and escort of Mw ambulance,
hurrying down tho road, heard as they turned
the l-viid only th? low wail of a broken
hearted woman. For onco a funeral proces
sion had oaly its real mourners, for Bang, as
bravo a man as ever stvod unmoved under
fire, wept as a child. J
Twenty years after, buüics called me to
this part of tho Shenandoah valley, and I
not only breakfasted at tho old stone inn,
but I visited the rude burying ground to look
on Bob Ellersly's last resting place. As I
enterei I saw a carriage at thfj old gateway
with a colored driver in livery, and inside I
met a slender gray-haired woman coming
from tho graves. I caught only a glimpse
of a pale, hollow-chocked mourner, as shj
I found the sexton busy digging a grave
for a new occupant, and asking him to show
mo that of tho Union oflicer he clambered
out and led tho way. To my surprise I was
shown a handsome monument of marblo,
consisting of a pedestal and broken column,
I was the more amazed to find it garnished
with rare flowers, and inscribod oa the basa
Sacred to the Memory
of Robert Ellersly, U. S. A, AVno Fell
Fighting for His Flao and Country
Ilm of August, 1S&2.
"Why, who erected this monumcntP 1
"Tbar's -whar you git me," responded the
sexton, "for I don't know. It come up from
Baltimore ready made and we was ordered
to put it up. That's alL"
"Well, who strewed these flowersP
"Same as afore don't know. Every Deco
ration Day, as they calls it, that female crit
ter turns up, strews an' cries, an thea
vamooses. An I must say, cries as much,
now as at fust."
For fear my readers will think me guilty
of a wild exaggeration, let me call their at
tention to the fact that a woman will cany
a dead lover in her heart for twenty years,
when she is sure to quarrel with a live one
within six months. Dcxx PlATT,
Mao-o-cheek, O., May 27.
Blue teas are so called because, besidei
"tea-drinking the guests ara expected to
read, recite, or Mo something original" for
. the entertainment of the assemblage. Tha
most famous "bluo tea" ever given wai that
I of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, at Newport, hvt
season, where many noted authors nnd
' ftcientists participated
Anna Dickinson's Dontr.
Anna Dickinson's donkey on which the
made the perilous ascent of Pike's peak be
fore the trail to the summit of that moun
tain was completed, is kept on exhibition at
Manitou Springs, and alio we 1 to do pretty
much as it pleases. Four years ago it fell
from a ledge of rocks and broko its f re leg
In Cheyenne canyon, but sjeedily recov
ered, and is now as frisky as a Mexican
To Administer Castor OIL
Tbo French method of administering
castor oil to children is to pour the oil into
a pan over a moderate fire, break an egg
into it, and stir up; when it is done, flavor
with a little salt, or sugar, or currant jelly.
Teeth of the Poor.
' Poor children's teeth are to bo cared for in
BosUn by a society of philanrhropistj
organized for that purpose.
I A British oflicer says that such a thirj
as a gooddooking Arab woman does sot