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CHAPTER VII.
A Lieutenant of Volunteers.
I" HID not go west Immediately
after leaving the Pines, us I
bud Intended doing, but re-
i ' mulned within the stute, hop-
(lng rnlnly to get some word of for
giveness from Miss EHpu. In my
cnlmor moments 1 reviewed my visit
' to the Turplns. uud the letter which
she ho condemned seemed to me to be
my least offense. Though I under
stood her resentment and appreciated
the position sho lind taken. 1 felt, how
I .ever, thnt I bnd made a mistake In
obeying her and now wished that I
, had remained at the Hues and con-
fessed everything to Hud. I believed
then, as 1 do now. Unit he would havo
understood me better than Miss Ellen
had douo nud would have pleaded my
cause for me, though 1 doubt whether
he or any one else at that time could
have shaken her determination not to
admit me to her friendship again.
1 would wake up each morning re
solved to quit the state that day, but
before noon I would change my mind,
ns I seemed utterly incapable of tear
'; lng myself from tha neighborhood of
I ' the Plucs. I ever looked and longed
I for some chaugo of feeling which
I might blunt the edge of my grief, but
I none came, nud my love Beoraed to
I grow stronger eacli succeeding day.
1 t was maddening to think that I had
I lost her, und what gave this sorrow a
1 keener edge was the knowledge thnt 1
3 had foroVcr put It out of my power to
I bo of any service to her or to lend as-'
slstanco to those Rlie loved. I would
, w become a prey at times to the keenest i
rjj pangs of Jealous'. I bnd no doubt
M that the squire wotjULrenew -his sujbj
' " nnd'i feared that slioTntght be led'lir
8 her bitter resentment toward me to '
accept ids hand In mnrrlage I wrotu ,
"1 her several letters begging for her for- j
I glvcuess and If she could not grant
I . me that to try at least to understand
1 the feelings which had prompted mo j
,1 to write the letters which had been the
means of separating us. 1 told her of
fl the hopeless state of mind into which
1 I had fallen and that I believed that
I my llfo would bo aimless unless sho
I would touch tho magic spring which
I would sot my blood aglow once more
and arouse the dormant nmbltlou with-
I in me to accomplish something In the
l world.
I I wrote on and on. I exhausted my
i ' logic and mental powers to make her
I understand.' I reviewed my visit to
1 the Pines at length, from the moment i
1 I had met Colonel Turpin to the last
I Interview 1 had had with her. My first
1 mistake, 1 told her, had been In letting
1 my Introduction (o her and her mother J
I as n relative of the Kentucky Palmers
go unchallenged. I explained how 1
j believed myself to have been merely a
boarder and the almost fatal mistake
1 I had made In speaking to the colonel
J on the subject j
I Such hospltnllty 1 wns unnccustom-1
H ed to. nor do I now fully understand ,
M the promptings of thnt kind old heart
II when he invited me to the Pines. I
told her of my life and of my work;
tl how I had come Into her section with
tl the bitterest feeling against it My
'l one ambition. I told her. was to arouse
J a hostile sentiment In New England
I against the political party then In pow-
j er In nearly nil the southern states. I ,
did not conceal from her the sntlsfac-1
1 tlon 1 had relt when this assignment
1 bad been given me nor my disappoint-
S mem when I learned afterward that
k 1 was not to touch on politics in my
I letters I told her r my rso!wtlon to
' 1 leave the I'iiies on the day after I had i
f. arrived there, tint how that resolve
'im melted as miow before the sun when I ,
If "had seen her and looked into her eyes;
,Ja how Mep by step she had 'ed me to
'Ijf look uk)ii life with a broader and a
,IH kindlier view and had drought me i
,fl UiiRll.v to ii full understanding of l.er j
fm section and Mei people, and how she
jl had made me Know for the flrst time
iff what m tatliet meant when he was
M worn to'sji.v Hint all the two great see-
lion ot the country needed was to gel
JK nc(uuluicd.
m The letter which bud o otrcndisl her.
fm 1 said, would he Ihe mean- ot bringing
1 m thousands ot pcrous to a pronr up-
R precintlon of tier home laud uud the
, m. houthern chunutei. Ju n the Met
fSj embodied In :t Iih I rmiM-d me io
B change the opinions I had ueld once.
HW " '"d "rt "ellevc inv offeMwwajs past
il forcivciiis. iu! 1 n.-gged Ur that in
n spirit or iiurness sue uumu n.r w
appreciate the Impulse ot one whose
instincts seiiml to be to write ufi
things as they are and whose training'
had led him always to seek out those'
, things to describe which were novel
nud ot Interest. I followed this letter '
! with aiiothei. but with no better remit, i
I wearied the uwtnl ollicials with ques
tions and got them to go throticli the
geiii'nil delivery n half tiozen times a
dn. i
I dn not know how It would have
en led had the thought not come to me.
as lr by inspiration, that I could at
least lie of some small service to her. '
yet keep my Identity In the background,-
Alter waiting In Augusta ono
more week in iiiixIoiik hope that each '
day might bring a letter fiom her I
took the train for Atlanta and tliero
began a search for the holders of tho
mortgage ou the Pines. With good
references I presented m.vself at tho
nlllce of one of tho large trust compa- '
ules and niitlioiiml Its agents to trace
the mortgage and to secure It at nny
cost. After weeks of Incessant work
we traced the holders somew'ieie In
the southern part of the state, rnd an
agent of the company was dispatched
there to take up tho mortgage. Tho
utmost caution was necessary to se
cure the consent of Uud without excit
ing his suspicion. The h lido's of the
paper were Instructed to say that they ,
had to sell and that tboy had found n
company whose business it was to
lend money willing to accept It. Noth
ing was said about reducing the Inter
est, it was not until the transfer had
been accomplished that It was mode
known to Hud thnt the company had
reduced the Interest from 0 to unjr.
xc-e. 1 . - v
I had followed the transaction with
the keenest Interest, and tho ollicials.
i 1m BHir "F
! 1 THBH
51 Jul
tori !IJm1 1 11
Thoy Understood the Necessity of Secrecy.
who were In my confidence, became as '
interested almost as I. I told tli.-in
Hunt under no circumstances were the
Turplns to know anything about me;
that everything must lie done through
i thorn. They understood the necessity
of secrecy, ns I told them that the ben
1 eflciarles of this act would reject it
aud forco n foreclosure had they any
j reason to suspect that the Interest bnd
1 been reduced through any desire to
I assist them in nny way. Satisfied that
I had done noniethin.'; for Miss Ellen,
i I determined to leave for tho west'
j It wns while going to take ray train
1 that a circumstance occurred that do
; Inyed my departure for several days
I more. 1 was lute and was hurrying
through the depot when I ran fairly in
the arms of Uud. 1 did not recognize
him at first, and It was only when I
stepped back with u conventional npol
ogy that I saw the strong outlines of
his face and knew It to bo that of Miss
Ellen's brother. It wns only a momen
tary glimpse 1 had of him, but he look
ed older und more careworn. It seemed
to me. He sccmqJL, preoccupied and
did not recogulze inc. for. lowering my
face. I hurried past him. uud reached
tne wuitrtig iiGTJJ rwhuoilct nil in
tention of taking the,1"1 that day,
for I at once suspected mc my secrul
had became known iifiLtuut Bud had
come to Atlanta wltfiTl' determina
tion of either huvlugjttj transfer re
voked or else forcing ao accept the
former Interest on the eortgnge. By a
circuitous routo I reached my hotel
and. sending for a messenger, dispatch
ed a note at unco to tRcompuiiy In
forming the ollicials oflfho arrival of
Mr. Tiirplu W
The next day I leanfed I'ltit Hud.
thinking the trnnsactloo somewhat
queer, had come to Atlnnta to see
about It himself, and ffjstrongly be
lieved that Miss Ellen fend urged him
to It to satisfy herseir tlwl was in no
way eonuceted with the&euL'lIt which
tho-e at the Pines would derive from
the reduction of the Iniejgst Uud do )
maudeil to know to whom his fniiillj
was indebted for thlsj'Junleokcd for
piece of generosity. My ngeiil told 111 m
that these mortgages hatjlliecome very
valuable and that his TOmpany had j
been authorized to securn many of
them as possibiu and to tviluco the In
tercr.t on them to 4 percent. Batls
lied that the matter was r. business
transaction. Uud left for .the Pines
again and. I had rcusoiivto believe,
with a lighter heart .,.
Lost In the background and congrat
ulating myself on the nuoess of my
scheme, I wandered Into thiwest The
face ot Ellen was ever before mo
Night ami day the picture? her, clad
In a simple glimham frock, her Bleeves
rolled up and her hand pointing In the
direction of the old memorial bridge.
V4!J..I1VJM" ,n m ,u,Ujd'- Hr'&ral times 1
imirTHuTTricirt "to TlFofrrt mi uijjliiI-eriH
else inj mind refiiHe.l to rrjipond to
inv will, in detection of spirit my
head would fall over on my arms, und
I would sit for hours dreaming of the
Pines and MKs Elleiil In inv apathy
I loiirneved io Japan, bmtl for n while
llle seei u ed brighter In that mosaic
looklmr country; but, gnjwheiv I would,
there was ever recurring to my
thoughts the picture or .llss Elleu. aud
my hear! woufd swell ibid tears rush
unbUldeti to my eyes as 1 remembered
our parting. There wns tnlk of war
between my country and Spain, but
this Interested me little. I seonied to
have lost my sense of tlic proportion
vt things. Resolved nt last to take up
the thread of my life again and begin
uncw, I started Tor the States. Almost
the tlrst thing i learned oa rc.iching
the- I'aeilie slope v.is the feet Umt war
' hud been declared, The vlll of nn In
dignant people had swept -slila politics
and diplomacy and had rnrtfwl with
such force about tho nntloii's rulers
thnt no ono dnred stand In Us pntli.
I The martial spirit of my nncestor
had never burned within mo. for my
mind had nlwnys bcf.ti set la other dl
I rcctions. and my pursulls vore those
' of peace. Never beillnl'iiB r,,p tm'
, ment. however. I tn'tnl '',':"' tll
coutluenl. Hy tulcgiapb RiJ letters I
I collected my ncn tiered 'rflWi es and.
J bncked by my dt'egal'.oii In coi'jrress.
ashed the governor of my Hrte for a
J commission. )t vns iwiirl without
I muefi trouble, und I wi- anstered In
the service as a llrst ttintcj' ,,f vn-
uutcers In one of Uie iegiiw"ltH fl'"m
To bo continued.)
, ......... m m w y
Got Right One That Time.
"Crack went tho bascbitl hat, and
"crush" went the big windowpane ol
a koKher butcher in East Efclty-lxth
street as the ball found its oark. aays
the New York Dally Mail.
Like n Hash, out darted tt butcher
and with multitudinous ouurles start
od l.i pursuit of hair a doton i-mall
boys, who wero logging It 'or rtear
life In the direction of Car' Scnur
Park.
Hif chose would have Vyc(l fnllt'
less had not a policeman, by ono ot
those miracles that o rascally hap
pen, come around a corner JU8t 'ioHd
of the lugltJvos and prof "'
enough to grab ono ol them-
The priEonor, knucKleii l 'e8; )r;
tested that he hadn't "dona nothln
and there, wrj growlrg aol,ut as t0
the vnluo of the eppmre" n I)0W
erful remale voice deccocd fin an
J upper vlndow aoroBB theJK001' Bay
lug: '
' .-I)ot's do boy! DofadCSor! h.at
Iilm myself seen Iron) &, ups"""
window down."
H
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT I
''IH
Life and Work of the Man Selected For the i
Second Time as Standard Bearer of the H
Republican PartyJudge, Colo- H
nial Administrator, Cabinet H
Officer and President. H
THE rcnomlnatlon of President
Taft Is In accordance with the
well established precedent of
I his party, re-enforced by the
' only precedent which tho Democrntn
have been able to establish since the j
I civil war. That Is to say, a president
l Ih entitled to a renoinlnntlon at the
. bunds of his party. It was accorded to
Ltucolu, Grant, Harrison, McKlnley i
and Hoosevelt by the Kepubllcnns and
to Cleveland by the Democrats. Early ,
' In the last year or his term President ,
Taft let It be understood that ho hoped ,
for n like recognition of the achieve
ments of his administration, and Ids
' friends began the campaign for dele
gates which resulted In his victory
over Colonel Hoosevelt nt Chicago.
Family History.
Wllllnm Howard Taft was born at
Mount Auburn, Cincinnati on Sept. 15,
ISr.7 Ills rather was Alphonso Taft,
secretary of war and attorney general
In the cabinet of President Grant, and
a prominent Cincinnati lawyer. Ills
mother was Louise M. Torrey. Uoth
parents were of New England stock.
Once a Reporter.
After his graduation In 1K7H from
Yale university, where lie had been ex
tremely populni with tutors and class-mates-
earning from the latter the title
or "Big Bill," which has clung to him
for life-Mr Tart .became a newspaper
reporter.
Later he studied law at the Clneln
uatl university, was admitted to the
bar In 1KN0 and practiced In Unclii
null. He was asslstuut pvosecutlng.at-1
toruey of HumlUoji, county m
ilker
In 1S80 he married Miss Helen Her
ron of Ciniliuiatl Tlieli chlldn u are
Hubert Alphonso. Helen and Charles
Phelps.
.lodge Tn ft left the bench In IS!)0 to
accept from President Harrison tliti
(lost of solicitor general of the United
Stales Three years later he was up
pointed Judge of the Sixth United
States circuit court, In Ohio, resign
lng In March. WOO. to accept an ap
pointment as chairman of the Philip
pines commission, tendered him by
President McKlnley.
Civil Governor of Philippines.
It was his duties In connection with
the Islands and Ids manifold work rel
ntlve to Cuba and Porto Jtlco and as
-an emissary from this government to
foreign potentates that brought Mr
Taft bcrore the public as a national
figure, The purpose for which the Phil
Ipplucs commission was created was for
"organizing and establishing civil gov
eminent already commenced by the
authorities," and the work proceeded
promptly after Judge Taft and his as
soclntes reuHied Manila. A code ol
laws was compiled for the islands, n
judicial system arranged, and Judges
and law ofllccrs were appointed In llt
tlo more than a year from the time the
commission began Its work On July
4, 11)01, military rule ceased, and Judge
Taft became civil governor, retaining
his place" at the head or the commls
sloii. The Filipinos soon felt the ef
e - . -'.i, ti.Mt- uvuIimii In ijlroci ron
MeMeMeMvfl
trnst to flic Spanish misrule which u H
replaced, and began to renp the bene- 1
(Its of peace, prosperity, justice and H
progress. Under Governor Taft they 1
learned what good faith meant, what H
It was to have upright ollicials, and so- H
cured the benefits of good roads, good jH
schools, Incorruptible Judges and lion- jH
est public servants. B
Interview With the Pope.
Governor Taft spent four years In H
the Philippines, broken by a trip home, ? H
1 on the return from which he paid a H
visit to Homo and conferred with the H
I pope in regard to the purchuso of tho jH
lauds of the Philippine friars, under M
' Instructions from President Hoosevelt. H
llo thrice refused a federal Judge- H
ship and only left the Philippines Feb. H
1, 1U) I. to become secretary of war uu- H
der Presideui Hoosevelt. In tho same H
vear hu visited Panama to confer with H
the local authorities, H
He completed the inclllcatfon of Cuba
In Wdll. and he has been tho princl- .,, H
psil director of the work of digging the M
In 'lW)7-S he mado a tour ot the H
world and was received everywhere H
with great distinction. H
As everybody knows. Mr. Taft, who M
had become an lutluiiito frloud ot M
President Hoosevelt, received his flrst M
uomiiiatlou for the presidency through M
the erfort.s of thu retiring tenant of the H
White House. In November, 1008, ho M
was elected over Wllllnm Jennings M
Bryan, tils Democratic opponent, by u M
plurality of 1.'2(U1.:1I2. H
Record as Prealdent. H
I Among thu 'achievements for which -i v H
thu TiTrt 'administration clajma .eredU,. !H
ties with Great Britain and Franco, H
designed to prevent the possibility of
wars with those powers. The treaties H
were opposed by ex-President Boose- H
veil and failed of rntlllcatiou by the H
The successful prosecution of the H
sugar corporation as a trust. Proceed- H
nigs were also brought against tho H
steel corporation and the coal, whisky, H
lumber and beer corporations brought H
to court. More than twoscoro prose-
cutlons are pending. The Standard H
Oil and tobacco cases havo lA'on com- H
pleled and an interpretation of the s H
Sherman law, miiiiy years in doubt. M
has been obtained H
The Russian Treaty, M
The abi-ogutlou of the treaty with H
Russia on account of Kussla's action H
In refusing to honor passports ot H
American citizens of Jewish bhth. H
Congress having taken action for the H
annulment or the treaty In a form H
which threatened Io give offense to jH
Ihe Husslan government, (he president H
assumed the responsibility of dcchir- H
lng thnt the treaty would be alirngutcd H
ou the notice of one year provided foi H
In the original Instrument. H
(To bo continued.) H
The Record job department H
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mort : -, .c1 n.anner, at $3 a , H
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well grown and in excellent flesh.
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