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[Copsright, 1S9S. by J. P
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C*tlAPTE*R I.?Gen Heath ts ordered to "1
?report to headquarters at Chattano?"?ga. qq
An aide ta present at tha Interview. Tho
general ts ahown an order for hts arrest
and court-martial, and ia then assigned to n\
special duty to watch a contemplated T
movement of Longstreet'a corps. He ac- n<
oapts. I io
CHAPTER ll.?Gen. Heath leaves Chat- ro
tanooga with COO men. his brigade, and
rnovei out to Morganion's cross-reads. On KA
the way he inlets with a girt he knows a
who lives at the place he t*? to make his
headquarters. He insists on her returni*
with his troops. At her home tt ts thought ai
a face was seen at the window, bul a search
through the house revealed no suspicious Ol
persons. Lieut. Hall, the-alde. is placed In oy
charge of the younar. lady with order" to
watch her and question her carefully. She , le
faints. j in
CHAPTER III.?When questioned she :
said her moth? r ls for the aoafederacy and :
herself for the union. At night she la
caught In the kitchen attempting to burn
'lien contains the plans of lJurr.
''efenses at Knoxville. She ia con?
fined under guard as a spy.
CHAPTER IV.?C. s command
ls attacked by conf. ut they ure
beaten off. During the ti^ni Lieut. Hall
again sees a mysterious face at the wln
CYlAPTER V.?Gen. Heath accepts a pa?
role from Mi**.-' I ion o'
"Lieut. Hall, who proposes te> ancwei i<->r
ng the night she slips out of the
houae and esc;i |
PTfSB vi-Th.' f. :..rai nr*oo*aa turo
surprised at night and In the flghi Latent.
CHATKR VII.?"Ueut. **-tall la taken be?
fore a confederate. Maj beran te. who had
ssmate of (.in. Heath .*?
with him in the w
He claimed to have an incriminating U
ng to surrender his
j in the army io the mayor of a.
souther:*, town In which he was static
Hall sees the letter. Margaret Beach
turns up and at night assists Hall to ?.??
CHAPTER VIII -Miss Roach Joh
outside the confederate camp aa.r.d togelli? r
tho* reach the union lines.
CH Ai* TER I"4**.?The confederates are
surprised al their ramp and routed.
turning to the plantation Hail again sees
?he window, and this timi
*aaSaa it as that or a young girl in a con
rale uniform. A court-martial ls or?
dered for Miss Beach.
WT ER X ?The coan finds Miss
Beach guilty, lt ia necessary fora acout
| piny to reach the railroad, and Miss
Beach la asked to act as Hie Rude- on a
promise of parole If she succeeds. Sha
accepts, but on condition that no one enter
the houve wilie she is away.
T71ROUCHI THE LIXES.
Having obeyed the general'a order, 1
set about persuading him to give me
command of the expedition. I found
him more ready to do so than I had ex?
pected, for the reason that he could
not help himself. 1 was in the secret of
Margaret's act to a greater extent
than anyone elae, and ha did not wish
to confide an expedition guided by hex
to any other oflleer. Aa aoon aa he had
consented I hastened away to inform
Margaret, and then returned for my
"Take with you," aaid the general,
"Corporal Plunk and four privates, and
go through nuder cover of the night.
Keep a sharp lookout ahead. Let the
mon do any lighting that cannot be
avoided, while* you stay with Miss
Beach. Hire is a map covering the
territory through whick >ou will pass.
I have had Walter put it together from
rough pencil drawings furnished by
union citizens. "Whatever happens, holli
Catto it," Ile paused a moment,and then
added : "You are very poorly equipped
by nature and experience for sueh
work. I have supplemented the qual?
ities you lack hy giving you Corporal
Plunk, who possesses them all."
Corporal Tlunk! The blood rose to
my cheeks at this want of confidence In
me. The time came when I thought
"When you return here?if you ever
do?you will find either nie, some
one to represent me, or the enemy. If
the enemy is here, get your report at all
hazards directly to the. commanding
general at Chattanooga." With that he
As soon as it was dark I went out to
Inspect the men I was to take with me
and found them waiting In the yard.
All were ki uniform except Corporal
Plunk, who wore the clothes in which
he had last scouted. The privates were
armed with carbines, pistols and sa
bera; one was a country boy with rosy
cheeks, another a German, the third an
Irishman; the fourth haal a chalky face,
thin, raid ej'ebrows, closely-cropped
hair of the same hue, eyes more green
than any other color, and his face wore
a perpetual grin.
"What are you laughing at?" I said,
In no mild tone. "Do you think we are
going on a picnic?"
The fellow'a face gradually resumed
an ordinary expression, as the ripples
arising from disturbed water will slow?
"What'3 your name?"
"Give that man the mess-kit," I said.
"He will never do to fight; the reba will
knock his teeth out while he is grin?
ning." And the pannieroontaining the
kit and provisions was slung over Pri?
vate Mellodew's horse.
It was not a night favorable for our
journey, for the moon waa more than
half fud, and gave more light than we
desired. I sent Corporal Plunk to scout
ahead and warn us of the proximity of
the enemy's cave Irv. Margaret nnd I
rode together. Above us the constel?
lations were glittering. Orion rising In
the east; the Great Bear was swinging
around the pole; Mars, which, when the
war wns opened, was at its brightest,
waa now waning und easily recognized
from ita red hue. Near by the moun?
tains stood out black and bold against
the bright beavens. Something moved
me to cast my eyes to the zenith?a flit?
ting thought of the general, perhaps?
and there blaaad hia favorite atar Alpha
"If the general were here,** I re
marked to Margaret, "he would be
looking upward all the while."
^bat atavrjj aj**or*t oJ[j>*readd lng deity
< "r" ~ " 1 " lal
I th' hlmu W hen- Ta* 1S-TJ3" *fm^*"*oT hal
ght rides he seems to be invoicing it
I made thia reference to the general
lrposely, expecting taunt it would lead
;r to give expression to her feelings
duced by his tyranny. But ahe re?
sined silent, and ia another moment
>rpoTal Plunk rode out from under
tree in whose shade he had been so
ancealed that we had not seen him,
id with his finger v- his lipe called
1 us to halt, then motioned us to ride
rer the bars of a snake fence he had
t down. In a few moments we were
i thick timber.
"What ia it?"
I could hear horses' hoofs laeating on
lc road a li cati. We remained motion
ss, and when they came near discov
red a dozen horsemen trotting leis
rely. The light of tho modn fell upon
hem, and we could distinguish that
hey were in uniform.
"Guerrillas?" I asked the corporal.
"More like East Tennessee unionists
-oin' to take revenge on some rebel
icigbbor; but, not bein' sure, it would
lot do to make ourselves known."
We kept still till they were out of
loaring, then took to the road again.
Vs the pale face of Private Mello
iew emerged from shadow to moon
ight I noticed rrmt he was grinning.
"What'a ihe matter with you?** 1
Ile made no reply, his grin subsidi?
ng na if his lips worked automatically
ay some mechanical eontrivnnc*e. I
?emsulted with Plunk as to the pro
iriety of semling the man back, but
i'luiik agreed with nie that we must
fia ve one man to carry the mess-kit,
uni 1 aletermined to keep Mellodew for
1 waa fully Impeesa*!tl with the cor
[aoral's value ns a skirmisher, aud sent
bini once more to the front. We rode
Uoixg the base of a chain of hills till
WSJ came to a rise in the road which re?
vealed by the moon's light to the north
the Balley of tho Tennessee, and to the
east the Hiwassee, the two rivers
joining their peaceful waters not far
from where we looked. Who woulal
imagine so peaceful a scene to be the
theater of war? Where was the smoke,
the red hreath of artillery, the flash?
ing of sabora, the roar of battle? In?
stead, here and there was a crest of
mist hanging on a mountain-top, the
scarlet yellow leaves of autumn, a
sjaarkle of flowing water, while the
only sound was that of some belated
bird calling ta* its mate.
We passed on down the hil) into tbe
valley, every moment getting nearer ter?
ritory that might hold bodies of the en?
emy's cavalry patrolling the railroad.
lt was necessary to proceed cautiously.
1 alirected two of the men to ride a few
puces in ail vance, the one to keep ?(
sharp lookout on the right flank, the
other on our left. Kiding in thisopan
order, Plunk as advance skirmisher.
next the two onlookers, then Margaret
and myself followed by Millodew, the
remaining man a hundred paces to the
rear, we were well protected against
licaching a country road marked
only by wagon-tracks in the turf, Mar?
garet directed that we turn into it;
having done so, we found ourselves in
a dense thicket. Following this em?
bryo road, well screened by woods, we
soon reached Doughty's ford, where we
crossed the Tennessee, and, skirting the
besc of a hill, diverged into another by?
road to IUrchwood. There was not a
light in the town, and as we rode
through the sleeping inhabitants knew
no more of our passage than if we had
been a troop of phantoms. Then it waa
up and down hill, over creek beds,
through ravines, till about three o'clock
in the morning, when we struck the
railroad. To reach our destination we
must cross it. We held a consultation,
and under Margaret's guidance moved
a short distance to a point midway be?
tween two stations nnd protected on
either side by woeds. I sent Plunk
ahead to make sure that all was clear,
directing one of our men to take posi?
tion a few hundred yards up tbe road,
another the same distance below. When
sure the road was clear Plunk was to
give a whippoorwill's call as a .signal.
Suddenly we heard the trump ot
horses' hoofs, and a squadron of con?
federate cavalry rode between ns and
the railroad, following the track north?
ward. Fortunately we were in thie*!*
woods, ami they passed wltboui <.ia
covering us. Then came tbe niHancholy
sound of a whippoorwill,anti We el
the rails. Once on tbe other side we
were Joined by Flunk, tv bo drew in
the flankers, and wac pr*ooe*e<led aa be?
There waa now a faint li'flit 1n tbe
east, and, hating still n dozen miles
to go, besides crossing the '?'Iwaavce,
which flows between taro'little towna,
Charleston and Calhoun, we hastened
Oar pace. We.had ttt-ot gone tor before
at-aasgaataa-aaBBBi ? isa
mr came naing back at full speed.
They aro upon aa," he aaid. "Take
tha rear, and the woods when you
1, while we give 'em a bruah for
ie." lie drew up his men in the road,
ile Margaret and I, putting spurs
our horses, darted to the rear like
t wind. There was no need to or
? Mellodew to follow, for bia chat?
ing teeth and hia grin were sure
?na of fright. Remembering a by
id a short distance back running In to
lenae wood, I determined to take it.
few min ates' run brought us to it,
d, turning, we found concealment,
another moment wo heard firing in
And hero at the very outset I proved
a grounds o.f tbe general's want of
rxfldence In me by disobeying hia in
ructiona to let the others do the fight
g and stick to Margaret. Leaving her
th Mellodew, who waa still shivering
d grinning like an ape in midwinter,
galloped back to take a hand in the
*ht. Scarcely had I entered the main
ad when I heard a clattering of hoofs
tead and saw Plunk and his men cora
g full tilt before a troop of rebel eav
ry. The situation brought me to my
uses. Turning; I rejoined Margaret,
found her alone.
"Gone. There he is now.**
As she spoke, Mellodew emerged
om a thicket and torc through an
>en space not far distant. A second
me I lost my head, thinking only of
:tting my hands on the cowardly
wak. and, leaving Margaret, I spurred
ter him, though this time my action
as not altogether unwise, for Mello
;w had our mess kit and blankets. I
lught him halting on a ditch over
hich be dara*d not jump, and, seizing
is bridle rein, dragged him back tc
Plunk, who was better mounted than
is men, led the flight, and, recognizing
n opportunity to insure our safety,
rcw the confederates past the point
f our digression. Farther on he man?
ged to elude them, and soon after re?
ined us. I have never seen nor heard
f any other of tho men from that day
A relief from immediate danger
fought a renewal of my anger at Mel
Mi cw. "You sneak" (a cuff), "youcow
rd" (a cuff), "you chalk-faced, grin?
ing, chattering idiot, I'll teach you io
e.sert us at the approach of danger,
'urn over the kit nnd go back to camp,
nd I'll attend to you when 1 return."
"No, lieutenant," protested Plunk,
*ho rode up at the moment; "don't re
a-ard him for desertion; leave him to
ae; I'll watch him. He's only a beast
if buralen, and you can't expect a dumb
irute to take care of himself in a fight."
For once Mellodew did not grin; he
asl a malignant glance at roe, such ns
a dog might cast at tbe master who had
"All right, corporal; take him under
?our wing. But what shall we do?
iVe've loat our escort."
"And better off, lieutenant, than we
vere before. We're in a country swarm
n' with the enemy, and no escort is bet?
er than a small one. We've got to
"True. Lead on, and when you renell
i farmhouse, go in. feel your way with
Lbe inmates, and if you find you ran
:r*ust them, get me some 'butternuts,'
ind some clothes for the pack mule Mel?
"All right. I'll try thst cabin yon
When we arrived there, Margaret ant]
[ took position in an orchard whila
Plunk went ahead to reconnoiter. Ila
ivas gone but a little while, and when ha
returned he told me to go with him tx
"Are they union?" I asked.
"Not mixed, neither.4*
"How the devil do you expect me ta
go among rebels in this tog?"
"1 fixed up a lie on 'em, lieutenant
nnd my experience is, if you're goin
to lie at all, the bigger one you tell thi
better chance you have of bein' be
lieved. I told 'em we were confed
erate prisoners escupin"; that 1 ha<
got a cit's clothes and you and Mel
lodew had stolen Yankee uniforms a
thc best you could do under the cir
cumstances, ond now you want t
change off to a country farmer."
The splendor of this falsehood accom
plisbed its purpose. Mellodew and
exchanged our uniforms for citizen'
clothes, and, after breakfasting wit
the family who furnished them, we prc
ceeded on our journey.
We were now on the outskirts c.
Charleston. The railroad ran throug
the town, crossed the Iliwassee by
bridge, and through the little tow
Calhoun on the opposite bank. Th
prospect of going through these tw
towns or over a railroad bridge wa
not inviting. We therefore bore to th
right, crossed the river above by a]
propitiating a skiff we found tied t
the bank, and half a mile further a
struck a road which led us to a hill se]
arating ns from the point we sough
Once on tbe crest, there before us wi
spread out the valley of the Tennesse
while directly beneath waa the rai
road. Passing into a ravine, Margan
led the way to a crevice between t\*
"There," she said, pointing, "is tl
mouth of the cave."
THE MIDNIGHT WATfJH.
Dismounting und leaving the hors
in charge of Mellodew, we entered tl
habitation provided us by nature, i
irregular-shaped area perhaps 30 fe
across at the broadest part, and near
tis high everhead. In a corner we foul
ashes, and, just above, an opening
the roof blackened by smoke, throu'
which came a small bit of daylight,
the center was a rude table composi
if boards set on upright forked bong!
Plunk and I at once aet aboutgatb<
:ng wood, and soon had a cheerful fl
burning. I assigned the eave to Mr
garet until such time as we might ne
concealment and made a bed of boug
for ber, which I covered with blanke
When all wns ready we left Margai
De rest, and, cutting more boughs, t
them upright between contiguous froi
thua improvising an inclosure in whi
to conceal the horses, putting them
fcharge of Mellodew, who was direct
to procure forage for them.
We were now in prime condition
keera an. eye_on thei railroad^ Plunk jj
IThg the vratcn betweeeu tBT "flay
ind night. Plunk, being merely a non
eoui missioned officer, "while I was a lieu?
tenant, insisted on taking tha whole
night watch, giving me the day. but in
an army of two, with a girl for reaerve
?we did not dare trust Mellodew?I
did not consider rank of any impor?
tance. I therefore divided the watch
into four hours each, and took the al?
ternate watches myself.
After supper 1 remained in the cave
for awhile, sitting beside the Are with
Margaret. There was plenty of dry
wood which Plunk and I had gathered
during the day, and I heaped on enough
to make a rousing flame. Indeed, the
place would not have been habitable
without a continuous fire, and it was
arranged between Plunk and myself
that whoever waa on watch ahould keep
it burning. I had my briarwood pipe,
cut from a laurel root during a cam?
paign in western Virginia, and, aa Mar?
garet did not object, I enjoyed a com?
fortable smoke. There was a splendid
draught, and both the smoke from the
fire and that from the pipe rose readily,
passing out of the natural chimney.
"What are we to watch for?" asked
"The passage of trains."
"I know that. For what further ob?
"I aro not permitted to tell."
"My life depends ou our making a
discovery. Surely I shou d know what
"I would gladly tell you, but, you see,
"Would not trust me." she interrupt?
ed, impatiently, A tear glistened in her
I could never stand woman's tears.
I thrust my bands in my pockets and
strode back and forth in the cave, \ain
ly endeavoring to sttarl my heart to do
my duty. Had 1 left the cave I might
have succeeded, bul 1 did not; I cast
? glance at the weeping girl, "threw
up my hands" and revealed the whole
"I should not have tolal you this." I
conoludetl, "but it seems absurd to trust
you sta far as to guide us herc, and not
trust von with thc object of our com?
ing, especially since if tits move is made
you must see it as well os the rest of us.
1 think it very unreasonable of the
ga-ncral to kee]) the secret from you."
She did ne>t encourage me in my self
excusing; she was silent.
"Don't you?" 1 nska:d.
"No; I think thc general was pru?
dent. There was no use in telling me
what 1 might not ne?*d to know."'
This bit of feminine inconsistency
and ingratitude fell upon me with such
crushing weight that, without reply to
her thrust, 1 got up and went outside,
cursing my folly and vowing that no
woman should ever again extract a se?
cret from me?a vow 1 religiously kept
?until I was besieged by tats next wom?
Plunk had gone on watch at eight
o'clock, and when I went out from
the warm fire, into the cold moonlight
1 saw him walking back anal forth, tx*
uasionally swinging his arma tai keep
himself warm. I selected a round root
of a tree for a pillow, wrapped myself
in my blankets, and tried to sleep. Hut
the ill-humor I wa. in [SHH Os. tod Aaldcal
to the cause which had produced it
was another. I bad given Margaret my
blanket, and was covered hy one I used
unilcr my saalelle. During my rest it
was constantly a <|ues*ion whether I
should endure the coltl or the odor of
I finally got some sleep, anal when
Plunk called BBC at 12 a/clock I sbool*
myself awake and turnetl out to assume
my watch. The moon, which was just
at the full, stood on the meridian, light?
ing up the mountains, the valley, and
the river winding through the hills like
a huge glow-weivm. 1 haw* always bad
an especial friendliness for the moon.
Tea-night its round lace sae med to ha*, e
an SUS nani ajuiz/.ica! look on it. as much
as to say: "That's very comical, your
letting her get your secret from you.
But dont Worry over it, my boy; if
you had watched as many men fooling
women as 1 have, you'd see that the
balance is on the other sitie."
I made up my mimi to dismiss Mar?
garet and the moonlight from my mind
and try to remember that I had a duty
to parform. I was especially anxious
io keep awake. Hut 1 was young, and
the 3"Oung need plenty of sleep. With?
out, groat care I woulil alrop away in
spite of myself. So I walked anal swung
my arms anal occasionally ran a few
yards till I felt tared, then sat down on
the ground and fell to thinking of the
probable, uselessness of our expedition.
"We have had our fighting and our
watching and our marching all for noth?
ing," I muttered to myself. I was get?
ting drowsy. "We have had our fight?
ing"?the tree tops kept rustling?"and
our watching"?a thin cloud sailed
lazily over the moon?"and our march?
ing?" This was the last word; slum?
ber came before I could repeat an?
I dreamed that 1 was up in a tree,
clinging to branches tossed by the wind.
I held on till a sudden gust loosenetl
my grip, and I was about tb fall,
A hand grasped my shoulder. Open
ing my eyes, blinded by the rising sun,
I looked up. There, directly over me,
were the stern face and steel-gray eyes
of the general.
"Do you know the penalty of sleeping
I was too dazed to reply, but sat star?
ing at Mm, wonderhig if he baal not
come up through the bowels of the
"I will tell you," he added. "It ia
I made an effort to rise, but his grip
wns ou my shoulder and held me down.
"Where is yeui guide ?"
"In the cave, general.**
"Are yon sure?** "P
"I'll stake my life on it.**
Bc took his hand away nnd stalked
to the cavern, while I rose as quickly
as my joints, stiffened by cold, would
permit, and fellowed him, entering di?
rectly Ik hind bim.
Great heaven! Margaret was not
"Fooll** he muttered, contemptu?
44i left her hare," I exclaimed. "My
Ood! where could she have gone?"
"Gone? To betray you."
I started to give bim tbe lie, but his
glance and a movement of his hand to
his sword-hilt told me what the mu?
tinous word would cost nie, a.*d I re?
nd frained. _
*. sss *m~m*4m^mnmTmmm^m%
**\*TnVre did youanme from,general?"
"From the plantation."
?WMat for? Am I to fax plain my acta
my dubordinatea? Well, under the
Qraat haavsns, Mara; a rat waa not thara I
rcumstances I will. To gain a knowl
Ige of the route over which you would
ass, with a view to seeing if it would
t* practicable to bring the men to
harleston. If we have the luck to
itch the enemy's advance trains north
nd his rear trains south of the iliwas
.?o, we may make a dash and burn
ie bridge, cutting hi.-a force in two.
ul 1 have been disappointed in my
old on your guide. You have kept tho
?cret of the object of your expedition,
1 hung my hoad without reply. The
ll turned from me with an im'pa
ient contemptuous exclamation.
'Think!" 1 called.
A bundle of blankets on the ground
ear by began to stir, and from them
d the i**orporal. I looked for
urprisa* whrn he saw the general, but
e repressed nny expression of it, and,
ising. came towards us.
"Where'* Miss Beach?"
"Don't know. It's been your watch,
Our hostler came from the improvised
"Where's Miss Beach?"
"She took her horse before daylight
md rode away."
"Shut off that grin," commanded the
Mellodew's f ea turee receded alowly,
ia usual, to an ordinary conaiition.
"Lieutenant," said the general to roe.
'I told you you were not fitted for this
work, but I did not suppose you
The words were cut short by the
tread of a horse'a hoofs on dead leaves,
and in another moment Margaret, her
cheeks flushed with exercise, rode Into
"Why, general!" she exclaimed, turn?
The genaral stood looking at her
coldly without .speaking.
"1?we?did not expect?" she fal?
"K\ Silently not."
"i got up early and rode to the house
of some friends of mine?a union fam?
"l'robably with some such purpose
as that with whieh you visited the eon
federates on n recent occasion."
"For several purposes. First, to ar
for a ref tige in case of mvessity."
"And to tell the new
The OOlOff came and went, but she
"To borrow some articles of clothing,
for the weather is colder than when 1
left home, and to beg a little tresa meat
for breakfast.*' She held up a dressed
The general repressed an expression
of impatient incredulity.
ncrul." exclaimeal Margaret,
driven to desperation by his manner,
"I made a compact with you to guide
your men here. 1 knew you did not
trust me. but I abd not suppose you
would follow me here?**
"I follow you here?" the general re?
torted, a slight color tinging his check
"1 am a soldier, doing a soialier's duty
The success or defeat of an army de
pends on my watchfulness, and I will
never sleep till my work is aceom
"And I am worra out with your perse
cution," cried Margaret, despairingly
"Either leave me to rio the Work ]
agre'ed to do, or take me home ond kil
There wns a shot in the valley be
low, and more in quick succession. Th<
general sprang for his horse, which ?.?. st
nipping the grass near by, anal Mello
dew untied the hitching strap from i
tree, holding the rein while the genera
"General," I called, "where do yoi
"To join my escort below.**
"To the plantation, as fast as rn;
horse will carry me.**
"Cau you get throug-*.*'**
*T must g?*t through."
He was aabout to spur away, whe
Mellodew called to him anal said soma
thing to him which we could not bea:
He looked back at Margaret and m
with a. peculiar expression, then, heai
Ing more tiring below, rode away.
"Margaret," 1 said, "that tallow-face
Mellodew will be our rui.n. Ile has sai
something to poison the gener*
Turning towards the valley, we sa
three different bodies of confederai
cavalry approaching the point whei
we baal heard the firing. We watch*
and listened, but, beyond an occasion;
single shot, heard nothing more, ax
the foliage was too thick for us to aa
what was going on. Half an hour afte
wards, casting my eyes to the opposi
hill, 1 saw tbe general and a few of h
escort on the crest. He waved his hi
to us, then, turning, followed by h
(TO BB COBTIBOED. )
B. W. BL80Y,
7 B Broad St.. Biohmond Va.
Famishes Emoloynent to 0*>k(
Lauii rosso*, .Houaematrda Wail
reste* Norses, Basion Oom hmo*
Host < ts, Drivora, Porters, Karn
fiar-a* and Qr>Doral Workers f
first-1 ass families in ttais aad (J
Norla.ni Cilia* tani Ooua ,rj.
Cure Sent Free.
Old Chronic, Deep - .Seated
Cases Eczema, Ulcers,
Bad blood oausos Blood snd Skin
Diseases Eruptions, Pimples, Scrofula,
Easing Soros, Ulcer*, Cancer, Ecxema,
Skin Scabs. Eruptions and Sores on
Children, Rheumatism, Catarrh. Itch?
ing Humors, Boils, etc. For these
troubles a positive sp?cifi<* cure is
oond io B. B R (Botanic Blood Balm)
the most wonderful blcod purifier of
the age. It haa been thoroughly test?
ed for past thirty years snd haa alway
cured evan tho moat deep-seated, per?
sistent cases, after doctors and patent
medicines had all failed. B B. B. cures
bj driving ont of tbe blood the poisons
and humors which cause all theae
troubles, and a cure is thus made that
is permanent. Contagious Blood Poi?
son, producing Eruptions, Swollen
Glands, Ulcerated Throat and Mouth,
etc, cured by B. B. B. the only reme?
dy that ean actually cu-e thia trouble.
At druggists, fl per large bottle;
six large bottles (full treatment) $5
B. B. B. is an honest rem-aW that
makes real cures. We have absolute
confidence in Bio, d Balm, hence ****?
send to any sufferer a trial b mle free
and prepaid on receipt of 2 stamps to
pay postage. Describe your trouble
snd wewill give Free rnecL-al adv***.
Address, BLOOD BaLM CO., 145
Mitchell St.. Atlanta. Ua.
All Section Owner* of Union Merri an?
ica Cem-rary earn bury in their sections
and ail o'ber* who detain* te buy graves
can do io by et*ap"yi**?r to
lm-10-7 1201 St. James St
W W SCOTT
806 N. 2ND STBEET.
Hair-Cutting, bbaving and Hhampoo
lag in First Claaa Style. Tonaoria
Apartments now open to looeive yor
Call and soo me. tf.
Specifics cure by acting directly upon
tbe disease, without exciting disorder in
any other port of the system.
no. (***aa*x- rmiva-a.
1?ff .era. Ooaaaattoaa, Inflammations. 'Ai
?2?Mo rms. Worm "**?**er. Worra Colic.. .'.?*?
4?Diarrhea, of Children or Adults.'2i
7?Coucha. Colds. Bronchitis.'Ai
H?>>uralc'a. Toothache, Faoeacke. .'Ai
O?Hcsssrhr, Stet Headache. Vertigo.. Mi
10? Dyspepsia. IndU-e*atlon,WeakSto*nach.'2*J
ll?Suppressed or Painful Periods.'Ai t
1 M?Whites. Too Profuse Periods. .'25 t
1.1?Croup. Larynaltl.. Hoarseness.'2i
14?Salt Rheum. Kryrupela*. Eruptions . .'2i
1S?Rheumatism. Rheumatic Pains.'2i
16?Malaria. Chilla, ?<iter and Ague.tl3
19?Catarrh. Influenza.Cold In the Head .'Ai
MO? \Vhoop!n?-< ouch.'Ai
30?I rlnary Weak ness. Wetting Bed.'Ai
77?Grip. HayPe-rar. .'?*?
Dr. Humphreys' Manual of all Diseases at your
Druarglsts or Malled Pre*.
Sold by drasKMlata. or sent on receipt of paree.
Humphreys* Mad. Co Cor. YTllUara * John Ssa,
JLY SERVICE. YORK
)aiiy service via York RJr+r Lino
Ll be resumed, begionin./ Mav 16th
following schedule: L-*?v* Ried
?nd via 8outh?*rn ka'lwaj 4 -an P M.
sst Point. 6:00 P H.. a<rr.?- Ba!*t
rre 8:30 following ni'*roir? Kcum
[lrava Bait'mtrt* 6-.Ort P V Wsn
mt 8:00 A. M arrive Kier-ni.*'*-.! 0:-"t0
M. Cluan eoont-etiona ?*?? mad- at
Itimore with Baltimore and Ohio
d Penii*>ylvsniarai>r<>ad? toea**4 from
iiladeiphia, New York, atlast!.* Cat/
d ail points East. Steamers leave
est Point snd Baltimore dsily, tx
Kare between Richmond and B< t*
jre, first-class, one way, 1250, rour i
ip, good for ten days $4.00. Round
p tiekets. Philadelphia, $9.00, to Kew
irk, $13.00, good for thirteen days.
0. W. WESTBURY,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
-For painless extraction, eall on
-. P. B. Ramsey.
iaay.a^vvva .a ?yaiv*^a>?y?avva?at?>a>ay?1
'a.eats, and TradcMara* ordained ard ai ***s -i
nt business ionuarteJ tor Mootnart rft>
"uaorriciiso.f'otiTtO S "artfii 0?>"*ja|
tai are ran secure patent ir lesa 'xm* thar* th isa a
emote front \V..shiajrton ?
Send iioJel, drawing ot primo ?? :< a.. eCsta S*.
ion We sdvt^e. if aatentahie ? >? tun tree cfjf
harjt* Out Ice n-it Jue aili pscrnt is sresrsr. *
JMfNLtT, 'Ila** laOSSaa* l*sten'a.** ?ria*?Tf*
os* ot same in the 1.' .?? vul tr.r?ur?
a Pa as pm LC T k "Jaaaa laOtMassi Paten's.1
oa* oi same in the '
ent tree. *.<lilre>.%
-?SECOND TO 1NONB
?/oman's Corner Stone
Incorporated March, 1897
Fl CE : . 50a W. LEIC1I1 5T
Authorised Capital, f&,00*>.
Claims promptly paid as soon aaaaa
faciory notice of aickr eas or death as
laced in home office.
ooisa E. Williams, - PresrdeiiS).
late Holmea. - - Viee-Pt-eoidoasSv
ettie Brjwn, - ? Treasoj-ar.
lildred Cooke Jones, See. a Bas. Mssv
BoABO OB DlBsTCTOaa.
Lonisa E. Williams, Kate Holmes
fattie F. Jobnaoo, A.nn M. Johnaoe)
[attie brown. Mildred C. Jones.
)peti an Accoun with Vb,
We will lend you any amount
5 to $1000 to bo paid back in small
reekly payments Something new,
1 rarely mutual and takes the place of a
lank account to persona raf small means
>rma reaaooabie. Aaid re. a or cali on
THC U. 8. MUTUAL UAXKUMs 00.
Room 7, Ebel ISo'idina-.
882 EaatMain Street.
TM Custalo House,
702 E. BROAD ST.
Havi>g remodeled my oar and hav
ng an up-to-date place-, I .an pr.p*re?a
o serve mv friend a av.-.d the pobiieaSi
he same old **t*nd.
Choice Wines, Liquors and
PRST CLASS RESTAURANT.
Meals At All Hours.
Mew -Phone. 1261. Wm. Custalo. Prosy
The question ia b**"ns* asked quite
fra-quently when* can I R**?t a nine *ha*?e
-Woodson Scott's ia the pl ac. Ho as
fln?lv a quipped for the business.
SEND NO MONEY a
aBABE SBO* CA.IMET SSaBiU UWINO MACHINE t>7 fr^sM.Cts.a.
(isa. Ton ean examine lt at your nearest freight depot
a.iSs.Uy iSllafsaSiij.sxaoUTas isssasented, ^?alaasisrfc
u, aara as aaa. aa, aad rafe uB*aTg**T auauuls rou
^.rmniriZiomr Sinacial Oiler Price $15.50
and freight chaiass. Machine weighs IM pounasand _
average 7i omu for each MO miles. BJ VE lt TMSEE SMRTHS
your osra home, and w will return your *U.W auy day yoi
satisfied. Ws ass* alsVesat stakes aad traaaaar Savias; a ari ls ss
sto.au, .11.00, gi* ea sa? a., all fuUy described in our
'aeadM csasiss-si. but ai fc-ni for thu faaor aaaa Caai-irr
the geeates* Tala* ever aaV-red by any hawse.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS'*
aiassainli ffrrliif aaiaiaa aural aaa or.Uer various nam
i.riana a. Write essssfHsaa ls laUar. sad lase, waa ar. taila.
THE BUR DICK ilnTOi"^"**
SOLID QUARTER SAWED OAK MW MM eABWtT.t***-.
i V i .One llluiinu-i- shows I
closed (heal dropping from stircit i to ba used sis
ill length tabla and head ia plas** faw
the other open wita fail]
sewing. ? Casey arsawnstatest laaS asTliSss B aw i. car-fed, paaselad,aaa
and decorated cabinet Balah, flnest sicks) drawer polia, i usf oa fear
casters, adjustable treadle genuine Smyth Iron aft, nd Irawat bags attgh Assn
heed, poet Ute four motion feed, self threading vibrating ahsttle. aa tomat ia
bobbin winder, adjustable bearings, patent tension Itbera?or.laa|n u i sd ls nasa
wheel, adjustable pressure foot, improved shuttle- oarrier, patent aesdss haa*.
patent d reis i-uard, taree ls .aaiii aw.ly a.
Batarins si asama sari*. Swcy tutawa attae>w<.a ls raralaatS and our Fran In?
struction Book tells jnst how anyone eas ron it and do either ptain or aa*
kind of fancy work. A SO-Years* Masing O.araaSn ia aaat with every msr*******
IT COSTS YOU MOTH I NG *? ??.: ?-**? ?nm^&-mat*^.??*??***??
aaa.aa. and than If eena limed that yon are savant fci.ao to
. those your stir lani er sells at gsa.** ta*
aM.et, pay yow rrsss-ht aa-e
you say yon
POITT XastlaSX. (Sears, Boebuck A (Jo. ara thorou-hJv reliable. "Viitor.)
AAk-rsss, SEARS, ROEBUCK 4k CD. (Inc.) Chicago, Ht.
W. I. Johnson,
FUNERAL DIRECTOR & EMBALMER
Office and Wardrooms* 07 N. Fotishee St., neaw Brosati.
?HACKS FOR HIR --
Orders by Telephone or Telegraph prompt.-** filled. Weat
dings sappers ana Entertainments promptly attended.
Old 'Phone 6f 6 Residence in Building New Thone 4?o
ONLY $ 1.50 PER YEAR.