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low Johnny, and you wanted to see
me on shore." "Why! Bobby you
wanted Ito shoot your dear little Bess
did you? What a naughty boy, pull
down your panLlegs and run along to
bed," and other like soothing words
to these manly young men. Oh it was
bitter. But Ducklegs came to the res
4ue as usual. How he fixed it with
the guard, I never knew for we had
all left with our girls for Mrs. Banks'
as soon as we landed. We allowed
that old Buck and Ducklegs could fix
it some way, and they must have done
so for Duck and Connie wasn'it far
behind us when we reached our start
Right here one of the stratgest
things happened in our trip. Just as
we were coming up to old Mrs. Banks'
some smart Aleck had formed aline or
two of that old detestable refrain
about "I lay five dollars down" and
the boys were singing it with a shout,
"We love these girls of Rocketts, we
love them fit to kill,
We could eat <them up by piece and
not have -half a fill,
And I y five dollars down, etc."
Old Mrs. Banks had a rooster in
a coop, right in the ehomney jem under
her window, and she said she heard him
crow just as the storm from the Kitty
Floyd was coming up. That's what she
called our singing, a storm. When
she came down to let the girls in, she
-looked in the coop and lo and behold,
the rooster was gone. She charged us
with the theft right before the girls
and raised a fearful rucus about it.
But gracious, we didn't take her
chicken and I will swear that on a
itaek of Bibles in three inches of
heaven. Well, yes, the negroes, they
were there, but they didn't take it,
for I asked old Jess only a fdw days
ago, to tell me the truth about it, and
he says, "Before guard boss, we did
n't take that rooster. Why, we were
so wor Qut and bunged up on dat
boat, dat we wouldn't took even a
pullet, if we saw it in the road.''
And now the parting came, the good I
byes forever. While we were all tired
and needed rest and sleep still all
seemed to feel a sadness at the
thought of parting, one long, eternal
farewell. Hot Spurand Dixie had ceas
edito talk of battles,anddrum beats,
and werepartingin whispers. Dell and
(Hester kept up thespitefulbieker'ns.
She told Dell that the next time he
came to leave his manners behind and
borrow someone's else, that would be
more agreeable, the latter cutting
baek, that he hoped she had gotten
her full growth in height, wished her
father would not Tie unkind to her for
wearing his Sunday shoes. Ducklegs
and Connie still talked of stars and
constellations, of Venus and the Ple
jades, but I don't believe Connie
knew a bit more of what he was talk
ing ithem lies,-well all but me. I
were ranged about in thie old balcony,
talking <to their girls, no doubt tell
ing them lies,-well all but one. I
was letting the truth fly for once.
When my little blue eyed innocence
stood before me, her *h9nds toying
with the brass buttons on my coat,
raising occasionally those long droop
ing lashes that. covered those eyes of
iheavenly blue, she 'said: "I have a
presentiment, St. Luke, that this is
to be the end of it all.''
I assured her with all the vehe
mence of rey verdant youth, that as
long as I was on t'op of the earth,.
and the sun, the moon and s:ars eon
tinued to shine, and all that kind of
stuff. you know, we parted and pass
ed out of each other's life as quietly
and as easily as we had come imto it.
When we go.: away a little distance
they jollied us good, told us to call
again and if they were not at home to
leave our cards.
Maggie called after me: "Take
good care of your p)recious self. St.
Luke, don't get killed if vou can help
it. When in battle lay close >to the
groand, or get behind a tree."
Well, I think I must have followed
her sage advice. else I would not be
here today to tell this story.
We all went staggering back to
camp, more dead than alive, after
this strenuous night of revelry. Just
as we were nearing our pickets we
heard the drumtmer getting ready to
beat the reveille and availed ourselves
of a soldier's privilege from jume im
memorial to curse the dI!rumer at
night. for beating too late and in the
morning for beating too soon. ,Some
swore it was nearer three o eclock
than four, but we go.t into camp and
fell in our tents to rise no more that
Nlow the next morning, that is the
second morning after our frolic, we
were standing in a group in front of
headquarters tent, discussing the
event and settling up mnatter3 eon
neted wit'. our trip to old Model
Fam - We heard .:hose devils wor'
shof)ps, the ne.wsbJo.v. comning down h
st reet, one iiu either side. (.lunah (lnl
**(e ir paper. "RicKinou)d I i pah.
m CinelW.' an Eamn ' alat
ewst f~Srom theC front.' --all about
~the seven girls that danced at. the
-man Fwi'; and then they would
sn a stanza wAth tlat infernal. sou
"And I lay five dollars down
I lay it is no harm,
I lay it for the seven girls
That danced at the Model Farm."
We heard the men yelling and
laughing, as the boys would touch us
and the girls off. Why man alive,
there were thirty verses of it and that
fool poet, oh. the was a villian, hadn't
left one of us out. And those little
satanic majesties, the newsboys, sung
it with a relish.
We could see up the line, men
standing in groups ond one reading
aloud, then up would go the paper
and a shout followed. Every man in
camp knew us by our nic-names, and
this song was good fodder under their
tongues. Just as they came opposite
our gang, they leit out.
"Ducklegs is a buster, that everybody
He stole Miss Banks' rooster and hid
it in ihis clothes
And I lay five dollars down
I lay it is no harm.
I lay it for the seven girls
That danced at the Model Farm."
DR. COO1 REITERATES
CLIM OF DISCOVERY
EPLIES TO PEARY'S DENIAL
Explorer Wishes to Produce Evidence
of His Eskimo Companions.
Says He Will Not Enter into
London, Sept. 8.-The Reuter Tele
gram compawv has received- the fol
lowing cablegram from Commander
Peary, dated Indian Harbor, Labra
"Cook's story should not be ta
ken too seriously. The Eskimos who
accompanied him say he went no dis
tance north and not out of sight of
land. Other men of the tribe corrob
orate their statement."
Copenhagen, Sept. 8.-''I have been
to the North Pole. As I said last
night when I heard of Commander
Peary's success, if he says he has
been to the pole I believe him.
"I am willing to place facts, fig
ures and worked-out observations be
fore a joint tribunal of the scientifie
bodies of the world. In due course I
shall be prepared to make publie an
annoneement that will effectually
dispel any doubt, if there can be
such, of the fact that I have reached
the pole. But, knowing that I am
right and that right must prevail, I
will submit at the proper time my
full story to the court of last resort
-the people of the world.
"4 will not enter into any contro
versy over the subject with Command
er Feary, further than to say that if
he says I have taken his Eskimos, my
reply is that Eskimos are nomads.
They are owned by nobody, and are
no private' property of either Corn
mander Peary or myself.
"The Eskimos engaged by me were
paid ten times what they agreed to
ac.company me for.
Meets Charge With Charge.
"As to the story that Commander
Peary says I took provisions stored
by him, my reply is that Peary took
my provisions, obtaining ;them from
the custodian on the plea that I had
been so long absent that .he was go
ing to organize a relief station for
me in case I should ,be alive. For this
I have documentary proof.''
This is Dr. Frederick A. Cook's
rply to Commander Peary.
Cming so quickly upon other dra
matic ineidents of ~the week, Comn
mander Peary's dispatch denying
that Dr. Cook had achieved the tri
umph for which he <has been feted and
honored in Copenhgaen beyond the lot
of any other private person, has been
read here with feelings of amaze
ment and concern. But Dr. Cook him
self seems in no wise distuirbed. He
wvas perfectly cool and apparently un
mlovedl when confronted to-night with
telegrams from t.1e United States say
in that Commander Peary had de
nouned him as. an imp)o5'or. lis de
meanr1 has no: changed in the slight
est from the day he landed in Copen
Abides by Decision.
Dr. Cook's friends had urged him
to their utmost to make any state
ment possible for the public. but he
iad said repeal:edly that all he had
to say for the present was that 'he
Possessed proofs that he had visited
he North Pole on April 21, 1908.
hoe proofs were convincing and in
ue time wou-ld be given to the world.
m 1en it wVaS su~ggestedl to him that
he Q ruie( unl.ess he mlade astif
O' st atemem imediately. he smiled
his usual q;uie1 smile and asked how
could a man be ruined by popular
clam c.allin him an impostor when
!I( tad pro t a wmic n cnm
and would be pablislied. as he had
often times repeated, w-hen they were
in proper form to be given ouit.
Regarding the controversy over his
alleged taking of Peary's stores, Dr.
Cook asserts that he had written and
other satisfactory evidence that Peary
took his stores, perhaps believing him
"Harry Whitney is personally ae
quainted with all the facts and per
haps what he has to say when he re
turns may be interesting," added the
Wants Dispute Minimized
Then Cook remarked quietly:
"Make as little as you can of this and
don't say anything disagreesble about
Dr. Cook told Capt. Sverdrop and
another friend the day after he had
landed here that he hoped there
would be no unpleasantness over sap
plies wit>h the Peary paiity; that he
had found some of Peary's men in
possession of one of his depots and
had turned them out unceremoniously.
It is settled that Dr. Cook will send
a ship back to bring to America the
two Eskimos who accompanied him
on the last stage of his journey to
the pole. as well as some of the party
who were sent back when the start
of the last stage began.
Capt. Sverdrop may command the
expedition; it is Dr. Cook's desire
thait he shall do so and they conferred
for several hours to-day.
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I will sell on Saturday, September
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residence of Mrs. Mary L. Counts,
deceased, in the town of Prosperity,
the personal property of which she
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A GRAND OPPORTUNITY
To See The Pacific Coast And The
The best and most inexpensive way
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take in the Alaska-Yukon Exposition
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October 31st, if you desire." Why
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and when it suits you? This may be
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July 3rd, Route.
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Southern Railway, Danville, Ky., to
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Wabash R. R., St. Louis to Kan.
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Union Pacific, Kansas City to Den
Denver & Rio Grande, Denver to.
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S. P .L A. &S. L.,Salt Lake City
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Round Trip Railroad Rates.
Going via any ticketing route se
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Via Portland, Seattle and Sam
turning one way via. Portland and
Goldsboro .. .......$99.75,
Durham . ... ..99.75
.Columbia ........ .. 98.20
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Greenwood .. ......96.65
Rock Hill ....... ...98.35
Anderson ......... 96.10
Raleigh .. .........99.75
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- Charle'ston .. .......299.75
Newberry .... .....97.45i
Chester.. .. ........98.35
Sumter .... .... ...75
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Tickets liniited to October 31st,
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