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and pleasure same as your garden.
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A. 0. Caruthers, President. B. G. Hale, Sr., Vice President.
C. B. Travis, Cashier. J. H. Russell, Ass't. Cashier.
DIRECTORS: W. S. Ellison. J. A. Townsend, Wn. Shaw, John R. Lu
ten, H. P. Johnson, T. A. Prather, Jr., J. L. Glover.
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Hickman Ice Coal Co.
JOHN DILLON. Jr.. Manager.
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J. T. DILLON, ManagerJ
CTTAPTEn I Major Lawrence, (on ot
Judge Lawrence of Vlrslnla, vthose wtto
w a L u nt on a perilous mlsilon
by Qm- waihlnrton. Juet after the win
ter at Valley Forr.
CTTAPTEn n-DIrutaed In a British
uniform arrives within the enemy's Unes.
CTIAPTEIl III The Major attends a
rreat fete and eaves the "Lady of the
Blended Rose" from mob. He later meets
the tlrl at a brilliant ball
CHAPTEIl IV Trouble la stsrted over
a waits, and Lawrence is urced by. hie
partner. Mistress Mortimer, (the LadV ef
the Blerded nose), to make his escape.
CTTAPTEn V-Lawrence la detected as
spy by Captain 3rant of the British
artny, who oxreea to a duel
CTIAPTEIl VI-The duel Is stopped by
Orant s friends and the spy makes a dash
for liberty, swlmmln a rirer following- a
CHAPTER Vn-The Major arrtvee at
the shop of a blacksmith, who U friendly,
dknows the Lady of tha Blended
CTTAPTEn VITT-Captaln Orant and
IKF "?. n,i erch the blacksmith
ahop la rain for the spy.
CHAPTER . IX-Lawrence Joins ths jnln-
Bra BlB wnt .ka si-.. m
CHAPTER X-Msjor Lawrence Is mads
prisoner by aa Xadlaa and two whlta
CTIAPTER XT-La wrencVs captors loe
ntas. to a stronc cell, where he meets
Peter tie Jailer.
CTIAPTER Xn-Peter advls.s Law.
re nee not to attempt recaps as "some
one will send for him.
CTIAPTER Xni-Orant's appesranca
adds mystery to the combination of ctr-
. .CHAPTBU XTV-Lawrenc airatn meets
ths Lady of the Blended Rose, who In.
forms him thst he Is In her house and
that she wss In rommand of the party
that attacked, and captured htm.
CHAPTER XV-The captive la thrust
into a dark underground chamber when
Captain Orant be sins a search ot ths
CHAPTER XVT-After dlrrlnc his wr
eut. Lawrence finds the place deserted.
Evidences of a battls and a dead roaa
cross the threshold.
CTIAPTER XVH-Col. Mortimer, fath.
er of the Lady of the Blended Rose, finds
his home In ruins.
CHAPTER XVHT-Capt. Grant insists
thst Lawrence b strunr up at ones.
"Major In the Maryland Line, Mu
"Dressed hurriedljr, probably, an4
forgot your uniform."
"I have lately been serving with the)
Jersey militia, sir, aa Cnptnln Grant
oau testify." I answered civilly.
"And Captain Grant la only too
anxious." broke In that officer Impa
tiently. "If you -rill listen to ma
colonel, I'll tell you what I know li
two minutes or less. It will settle thli
Mortimer glanced from my faco ti
that of the speaker, evidently nttract
ed by the vlndlctlvencsa of the voice.
"All right. Grant, go on," he said
shortly, "only I shall pass Judgment
as a soldier, and not because of any
personal quarrel. What 1a It you
"That this man came Into Phlladol
pbla thrco days ago dressed as an of
ficer of Urltlsh Infantry. He claimed
to bo Lieutenant Fortcsque of the
Forty-second Foot, with despatches
from New York. Howo Touched for
him, and furnished him wltn a pass
and orderly. He put In the whole day
studying the positions of our troops,
and in the evening was a guest at the
Mlschlanza Andre gavo him a card,
I heard and danced there with your
daughter. I doubted the man from
our first meeting, and later picked up
certain rumors which conduced roe
he was a spy. Some words passed be
tween ua on the dancing floor, and as
n consequence I asked the mnn to
meet me below. Some one either told)
him be was suspected, or elso ho had
the heart of a coward, for he fulled
"Did you Intend to fight him?"
"No, wo planned nn arrest. I re
ported to MacHugh what I had heard,
and he had Carter close at hand with
u squad of the guard."
"A very pretty trick on mcro suspi
cion," commented tho colonel in some
dlneuat. "But go on with your story."
Grant sucked In bla breath quickly,
evidently surprised at the remark.
"Claire was waiting for me upstairs
in tho dMng room, but-after Cartel
bad scattered his men to tho outposts,
I took a turn about the grounds In
hope of thus running across the fellow.
Luck favored me, but, damn him, he
Jumped Into me llko a fighting cock,
struck me In the face, and taunted
me into meeting him there and then."
"Good boyl the right stuff, eh Scl
"I supposed It all a bluff," went on
Grant, pitying no beed to the inter
ruptlon, although hla checks flushed,
"but we went at It, behind tho pavil
ion, and I had pricked htm twice,
when the guard came up and separat
ed us. At that the fellow took to hit
heels, and by Gad I got away swam
tho Delaware, while we were beating
tho wcBt shore. The next I saw of him
he was In command of thoso ragamuf
fins who attacked us out yonder. Now
he shows up here looting this liount
on tho trail of 'lied' Fayln. IM bung
ffc , fH
him offhand if It was me."
Mortimer looked across at me er
nestly, but with an expression of doubl
in his eyes. As for myself 1 feardlj
knew what to say or do. Grant had
no corroborative proof of his aster
tlons, unless 1 was returned to Phila
delphia. I could emphatically drnj
that I was the maa. Insist on my right
to a fair trial, liut how could I ao
count In any reasonable way for mj
presence at Klmhurst, or even success
fully sustain my claim to being a Con
tinental ofiiccr, I could not tell
Colonel Mortimer that I had been tak
en prisoner by his daughter, masquer
radlng as a lieutenant ot dragoons
Apparently be know nothing of this
escapade, and she would scarcely for
gtve mo for exposure; besides, for all
I knew to the contrary, the girl mls-hl
have thus been attempting to trv
tba colonics, and a word of betrayal
might seriously Injure our cause. All
this fisshod over me befor Mortlmet
"Have you any proofs, sir, that you
are an offlcer of Maxwell's brigade?"
"Not here," and I glanced down al
m rough clothing, "yet with a llttl
delay that could be easily ascer
tained' "On what scrvlco are you la th
"1 must decline to answer."
"Were you In Philadelphia, wcartna
British uniform three days ago'"
"If I should say no. It would bt
merely my word against Captain
Grant you would doubtless prefer to
Grant whispered In his ear, ths
colonel listening quietly.
"I am Informed that you have al
ready acknowledged being concealed
In this house yesterday."
"1 have, sir."
"Did anyono know of your presence!
"I was brought bcr a prisoner."
"Whatl" In decided surprise. "Pris
oner to whom?"
i was captured Dy tnree men.
dressed as Queen a Rangers, on n road
somo miles to the west They mads
no explanation, althoirgb I have some
reason to believe I was mistaken for
another. I was held In a strong room
in tho bniemem overnight."
"You were not there when I searched
the house," broke In Grant hoarsely.
"No," and I turned and smiled at
him. "I had ben brought upstairs be
fore you arrived.'.'
"Then you saw your captors by day.
"Two of them, yes a man acalled
Peter, and an Irish fellow, with a chin
"Whatl" and Mortimer started for
ward. "Peter and Mike In uniform 1
This Is beyond belief. Were they
'They were apparently under the
orders of 'a young lieutenant tho
same who had command of Delavan's
advance guard. I was unable to dis
tinguish tho lad's face."
"Delavan's advance guardl" and the
colonel turned toward Grant. "What
do you know about this, sir? Who
The captain hesitated, shifting un
easily on his feet.
"I I do not know, sir," he explained
finally, driven to answer. "I merely
had n glimpse of tba boy when I first
.Joined the column. I I thought I reo
agnized him, but was not sure."
"Who did you supposo him to be?'
""Your son, Eric, sir."
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Helm ft KtUson, Hickman. Ky.
house, and my servanfs," he mutter ol
"1 can scarcely belluvo It true. Was
was be hero yesterday morning when
"I found no trace of his presence,
There wns a moment ot silence,
broken unuxpt-rtedly by the rustle ol
a dress. 1 turned In surprise, and saw
Claire standing quietly Ju the door
"Pardon me, gentlemen," she said
softly, "but perhaps 1 can explain
much of this mystery, and establish
the Identity of Major Lnwrcnco."
8cldon sprang forward and offered
her a chair, but she merely thanked
"Pardon Me, Gentlemen," She Said
Softly, "but Perhaps I Can Explain
Much of This Mystery."
him with a bow, and remained stand
ing, hr eyes upon her father. Not
once had she even glanced toward ei
ther Grant or me, but I noticed the
(U-4.-P flush of color on check evidenc
ing her excitement What was she
going to explain? How account for
tho strange actions of the past few
days? How came she to be here at
nil? Would she confess the truth
openly before us all, or ould she feel
Justified In uoncealmcnl? 1 could not,
did not, doubt tho honesty of the girl's
Intent, and )et was It possible for her
to comiKil theso men to accept hrr ver
sion of all which had occurred? Would
pho venturo a fulsubood to protect mo,
or to save herself?"
"1 I have already explained much,"
I hastened to suy, thinking sbo might
wish to know.
"I overheard what .has already been
said," she returned quickly, but with
out looking toward me, "and appreci
ate the care with which my name has
tbuM far been guarded. Now I am
ready to make my own explanation."
"But, first, Claire," said her father
soberly, "how docs It happen you are
hero? We supposed you In the hands
of 'Bed' Fagln, and a squadron of my
men are out now tracking the fel
lows." "I was not In the bouse when they
came, father; Peter and I were back ot
tbo atables, fortunately mounted. We
woro obliged to ride hard, as we were
chased several miles, and returned as
soon as It appeared safe."
"He departed before Captain Grant
arrived," sho replied unhosltatlngly,
"and must bo already safe within his
"It was Eric, then?"
"Who nU could It be? Surely Cap
tain Grant told you as much."
The colonel's eyes wandered about
the little group, and his doubt and be
wilderment were clearly evident.
"Do you know Eric's purpose In
coming here? In presuming to act as
an officer In Delavan's company?"
"He did not Inform mo, sir."
"You know this man?"
She turned, and looked at me for
tho first time, a sllont plea In her blue
"I do he Is Major Lawrence of Gen
eral Washington's army," her voloe
low, but distinct "I have known htm
since the Continental troops were first
quartered in Philadelphia."
I started slightly, yet as InstanUy
recoveied my outward composure,
realizing that this strange girl again
purposed protecting me from exposure,
even at the expense of a falsehood.
(Continued on another page.)
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