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HEPL'S J RAL
Vol. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 21,1895 No. 10.
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i ~ * OPYIG'4r.
"01 was -ridin to camhp-arter nlav
in posted the relief, and comin along
the road-it was the road 01 was com
in along. Oi-Oi-colonol, it was so
dark none of yo could have soon yor
hand. before yor face." The corporal
stopped and gave evidence of sinking
on the floor.
"Well, go on."
"There was somethin black in the
road or by the side of it. 01 stopped to
listen. Then 01 thought some one
might be tamperin with the line
mind ye, 01 only thought it-and Oi
called on wholver it was to surrender.
Thou 01 heard a 'get up,' and whativor
it was dashed off. 01 followed it as
fast as ivor 01 could, oallin on 'em to
stop and firin mo Colt. Divil a bit did
any one stop. "
The corporal paused again. It looked
as if he were not going to get any fur
"Go on, my man."
"Well, then we came to the camp of
General - 's division, and I was halt
ed by the guards, while what 0i had
seen got ahead. So 01 lost sight of it
"Well, wasn't it the fault of the
guards stoppin n and lettin the oth
or go on, and no fault of mine?"
"Go on. "
"What's the use of goin on? 0i lost
sight of fVhat was tamperin with the
"But you overtook it."
"How can Oiswear itwas the samo?"
Thero was a smile on the faces of
those present. Tho questioner seemed
puzzl ad at the corporal's device to avoid
testifying against the prisonor.
"Did you not rido on and overtake
what you had seen?"
"Divil a bit.''
"I know better. You went on and
found something in the road. What did
"01 didn't find what Oi'd soon."
"What had you seen?"
"Didn't 0i tell yo it was so dark that
01 couldn't see anything?"
"'that won't do, corporal. You cor
tainly followed something. Now, on
coming up with it, what did you find 16
''I wasn't what Oi followed. That,
whativor it was, had gone out with the
mornin light. 01 rookon it was some
thing ghostly. "
"Nonsonso. Did you not find the
prisoner lying in the grass?"
"01 did, " replied the witness, as if
his heart would break, and ho again
showed signs of collapse.
"And you had reason to believe it
was the person driving the buggy you
"01 didn't see any buggy. It was so
driving whatever it was you saw."
"How could 01 know that?''
"It was natural to infer that, there
being a horse and buggy near, the pris
oner bad been driving it. "
''There was no buggy.''
"Well, the pices."
"Now 01 wvould ask the court, " said
Ratigan, steadying himself to impress
the members with the probability of his
position, "if the person or wvhatlver it
was 01 saw tampoiin with the wire
moightent have turned off con another
road and 01 suddenly lighted on this
"That'll do, corporal. You may step
out and give the next witness your
The next witness was an officer fromi
the camp to which the pr""nor had
first been taken after her capauro. Ho
testified that upon a proposition to
search her she had voluntarily produced
the dispatches, which were shown to
him in court, and he identified them as
the same as those she had given up.
A reading of those dispatches was
called for, and they wvoro read.
In addition to those Miss Baggs doci-.
phored when at the F"ain plantation woero
two others, wvhich wvere as follows:
CnIAwPIIIH SiII1NOR, (Ga., Sept. 141, 1868.
Mobile Burton, you wh~en on hasn fromu other
bob from ro-enforcedl Quaidroonu count us that
to Wet applause will enn your undoubtedly con
tury pobi1ts orange iHunjamain and buion coming
we join telographs.
Pinned to this telogram was a papor
bearimg an attempt at explanation in
the prisoner's handwyritinig:
To liurton (Probably itrnside)
on your comning
can wo count
heecan we count on your comuing?
Atelo e(some Person, probably the signer)
Potts readly we result co SeBpt. --, 1808.
ed goes Jack all badly rapidly ontusck seatrao
2 the twontieth and doodle Dy sallta nte
/ ~* ~but well plaster Arabia are up shold uresoint
* dread the concentrato et b ho ebyhould urn
enemy closing we to,. hul u
There was no attempted oeplanation
with this telegram. Either thle prisonier
~'had made no headway with it, or she
'9'' had not sufflent time, Probably both,
*though it was more difficult to deci'.
*~ ~ pher than any of the othlors.
These telegrams had been sent to gon
oral lloadquartors and an interpretation
of them furnished, which was read to
OaAwii-srr SPRnNo~s, Ga., Sept. 14, 1808.
Hlallock telegraphs that you will joinu us.
o n eon we cunt on your coming? Bragg
4 5 ndoubtedly been re-enforced from Vir
~ Wis andl other points. ,' osEoRANs.
(ORAwrrn SPnINGs, Ga., Sept. 10, 1808.
~ ~o Secretary of War:
goes well. Wc are badly separated, but
uu~up rapidly. It the enemy should at
iin our present scattered condition, 2!
4 dread the result. But by the present
,o shall be concentrated and ready
M IT~CHEL. j. -A
0 0OQ A fe g,
V94 BY aM.RECAN PRESS ASSOCOATION.
The reading of those dispatches pro- %
ducod an impression on the court very s
unfavorable to the prisoner. She had t
held the very life of the army in her- h
hands. Had she got through the lines o
with these two oiphers and their inter- f
pretations she would have supplied the t
enemy with such information as would a
put an end to all uncertainty and insure a
an attack on the Army of the Cumber- h
land before it could be concentrated or fi
supported by other troops. This would
have resulted in its annihilation. 11
Thero was really no defense to make, n
and the defending counsel simply placed t
his client on the morcy of the court, T
hoping that, being a woman, death m
might not be the penalty. The room n
was oloared and the verdict considered. t
The court were not long ii convicting i;
the acused of being a spy and amena- I:
blo .to the treatment of spies, but as to g
the punishment there was a great di- t
versity of opinion. Some thought that a
imprisonment in a northern penitenti- a
ary would be a sufficient atonement. v
There were those who argued that this y
would not have any effect to deter oth- t
ers from similar acts at a time when t
the army was in so critical a situation.
Then the importance of the dispatches c
Miss Baggs was attempting to deliver t
to the enemy, the fact that their deliv- I
Ratigan addresses the court.
cry would have given any general
prompt to take advantage of an army's
weakness an opportunity to destroy the
Army of the Cumberland, noted serious
ly upon those who were disposed toward
clemency. Some members of the court d
argued that the prisoner had acted as a (
man and must take the consequences,
the same as if she were a man. There
was none but knew that in this view of
the case she would be immediately
hanged. The disputants soon ranged
themselves on opposite sides, the one in d
favor of an extreme course, the other of t
a life imprisonment. Bub the critical
position of the army and the enormity
of the offense finally won over the lat
ter, and the case was compromised by
the convicted woman being sentenced.
to be shot at sunrise the next morning.
The verdict and sentence were approved h
within two hours of the finding, and
Colonel Mark Maynard was ordered to 0
Bee that the sentence was duly carried U
CHAPTER XVI. d
"YOU SHALL NOT DIE."1
Scarcely had the court martial brought t<
[n a verdict when an order came to it
Jolonel Maynard to move his brigade fr
toross the Ohickamauga creek by way w
tf Dyers' bridge, to be ready early the le
!ollowing day to make a reconnoissance F?
beyond the Pigeon nounitains. He or- 'n
Sored an ambulance for his prisoner to ki
tide In, since ho had no option but to IV
bake her with him. The distance to be it
braversed was but a few miles, and al
bhough It was nearly sunset before the'
3onmmand broke camp It was barely dark I
when the teuts were pitched in the new II
situation. Luckily a house was found
for the reception of the prisoner, and si
the headquarters of the colonel comi- b
mnanding were established near it. 01
As soon as Maynard's tent was pitch- c1
xd ho went insidoe and shut himself up p:
trom every one. The mnatter of the life bi
In' his keeping, his desire to save his a
prisoner, the impossibility of his doing tI
so except by betraying his trust and con- ui
niving at her escape, were weighing ter- g:
r~ibly upon him. A desperate struggle tc
between his duty as an officer and his b]
repulsion at carrying out a sentence hi
upon a womnan wvhich had once boen h
passed upon,. himself was driving him b:
well nigh distracted. One thing was "
certain-ho could not save Miss 13aggs e:
without sacrificing himself, Hie was s<
ready to sacrifice himself if ho could do t<
so honorably. He might even consider ci
the matter of doing that which ho had ti
no right to do, but since the devil may
care days of his scouting a now world it
had Opened to him, which mado the w~
struggle more complicated than it would g
then have been. Hie had a wife whom 1F
he loved devotedly, and any obloquy ho LI
might take upon himself must be shared r<
by her and his son. Ho knew that if he n
could conceive It to bo his daty, or if i
he could mako up his mind without the d
approval of his conscience to connive e.
at the prisoner's oscape, he would have ih
a fair chance of success. lie was charg- tI
ed with the excution, and this would T
give him power over her persnn. On 0:
4he Other hand, such a violation of trust a
Was too horrible evon for considoration,
and if he did not so regard it the ponm- a
loayhe must suffer-disgrace, if not f
deat~~~..*eid well nigh kill his wife. e
sio ma long While he revolved these con
toideisin hsmind and at last came 14
tuo adonf i would suffer thme tor- h
wue o caryinyot the sentence. Ho
wife and hfe son. -outyhid
He had scarcely arrived at this doecI.
sion when a message came from the I
prisoner asking to see him. '
The~ racking of mai ,,,lo at l, i
'mon na( ooon partially auayeu Uy L
DOision, canio back to him with t
immons. Ho dreaded an intorvio
10 folt that tho rosolution ho h
)rmed was of too little inhere
,rongth to warrant placing hims
udor so great a temptation. But I
einory took him back to the jail
'hich ho had boon confined on tho c
l' his own intended execution at Chi
mnooga, and ho thought how he woi
awo regarded any one who would rofu
im1 such a request at such a timo.
ot up and walked over to the hou
'hero the prisoner was confined.
He paused a few moments before o
)ring, in order to colloot himself, th
'alked slowly up the stops. The gun
'ood at attention and brought his pie
) a "present, " but Maynard did not s
im, did not return his salute. Ho op<
fi the door, entered the house and in
>w mi;Atou was in a room in whi
io, prisoner was confined. She -%
banding by a window. As he enter
lio turned and stood with her ha
anging clasped before her, her sorro
al eyes fixed steadily upon him.
"Colonel Maynard, " she said,
ave sent for you to ask you to doli,
ly last messages. I onco mot you
io house of one who is dear to yo
'here I received sholter from the stoi
Phich raged without, but which v
othing to me beside another evil ti
ireatened mo. I was soro pressed a
i great danger of capture. The wom
i that house-an elderly lady, a you
irl who visited there and your wife
yok we in at a great risk to the
)lves. Your wife certainly had inu
t stake, for your honor might be :
olved. I have sent for you now to e
ou to say to them that I have troasui
ieir remembrance and their kindni
She waited a moment for him to v
3pt the trust. Sho might have wait
.11 the orack of doom without a rep:
[e had no power to utter a word. :
"I desire also to intrust this koopsa
you, to be sent to my brother. "
She took a lookot from about her no
id hold it up before him. On it y
%intod a miniature of a young man
ke uniform of a Confoderato offlc
[aynard looked at it and started bad
ith a cry, as if piorood with a redl
"Oh, God!" He staggered to t
all and leaned against it, shivering.
"You know him, colonel. There is
eoessity for deceit now. I have lo
nown the singular circumstances ti
irround you and him-that you b(
>vod the same woman; that you woi
"And that twico-twico ho gave
"That ho never told me."
"Ah, he never told you that?" ropL
laynard, a kind of wonder in his ton
"When at Mrs. Fain's plantation
iseovored under whoso roof I was a
ired. Your wife had novor seen n
ad I determined that it would be -
)r all that I should not make mys
Maynard stood in amazement at th
ovelopments, in horror at the sit1
.on as he now know it to be.
"And you are the sister of Camei
"I am. I am Carolino Fitz Hugh.
" You shall not dio. "
When Colonel Maynard spoke th
'ords, there was a grandour in his to:
is figure, the lines of his countonan
io light in his eye, strangely inoonsi
2t with a resolution lie had made I
cement before they woere uttered.
aid en the instant reversed his docisi
ado not ten minutes before to do I
city, in the ordinary acceptance
hat that duty was. He had dotermin
save the woman before himn, even
were necessary to take upon hims<
r greater ignominy than the death
bioh she was sentenced. There was I
nce between them, during which Ml
Ltz Hugh stood looking at himii in a
iration, mingled with inquiry. S
iew that sonmc secret charm was
ork within, but she did not know wh
"How can my death be prevented?'
"I amn charged wvith your oxecutic
wvill take you to your lines myself ti
What was that subtle influence,j
ranger than battalions of infantry
ittorios of artillery, which gave it
io not present, unconscious of his po
, to hold Mark Maynard over a pro
ce and to cast him into a black gi
ilow? Was it circumstances that h
year before led Fitz Hugh to acc<
10 very part Maynard was now call
'on. to play? Was It love that h
von Maynard the bride Fitz Hugh w
have possessodi? Was it sonic invi
e fiend that had mfidoMaynardl a rt
r of that bride from the man to wh<c
twice owed his life and was m1,
inging on his plunishmnont? TIh<
ero indirect causes, but they canti
~plain that inexpressible, intangil
use of honor which will lead a ma
speakc paradoxically, to commit
11mo and sacrifice himself at the sar
mio for aniother.
Tho expresion en Miss Fitz Hugmh
co as sho heard Maynard spea1k vor
hiich would save her fromi death am
ve her liberty underwent a cJhang
or a momnit after thiey wore spiok<
core was a delighted look, but cas a:
alized what they meant to the ni
ho would save her it w~as tranusform'
ito all expression which can only
iscrib~ed as bordering on the confnn
angel land. TIhoro wvas a holy loi
her eyes, a radianco of p~urity fro
o0 soul expressedl in cvory featur
hero was the supoerhuimn attribute
ioosing death hofore life and liber
Sthe price of wrong.
"No, colonel, we Fitz IUnghs oann
acopt sacrifice, and especially wron
'omi others. We give; we are not ci
istomiod to receive."
Maynard stood gazing at liar with
>0k as if in refusing the sacrifice a
y1l stabbed hini.
"What then," lie said at last, "cam
"Send the news of my condition,
cy expectodl"-she shuddered at pi
auneing the word-"xecution to a
nos. K~nowing that I am condemnc
wv can tbiw what innuen,. h in,,
11 be ablo to savd me."
he "It will avail nothigg."
f. "Try it. Fate, luok,Providenco works
ad strangely at times. Lot us push on and
nt leave the rest to a higher power."
Af The colonel looked at his watch. "It
ifs Is now half past 9. We are but a fow'
in miles from the Confederate lines. Your
vo brother is"
it- "In --'a cavalry division and on
Id the Confoderato right. I hoard from
so him only a fow days ago. He was then
10 at Ringold. "
SO "That is not far from hore."
"Thoro may be time, " sho said hopo
Dn "Some one must steal through the
rd lines. * If not shot, ho may accomplish
co something. In half an hour I shall be"
n- "Yes, It I will not trust this only
a thread on which your life hangs to any
Oh one olso, though I confess,'" ho added
as gloomily, "I have no confidonce in it."
od "No, colonel, I cannot nooopt this
ds from you. You are the commander hore
W - and are till that stands betwoon imo and
death. You must remain hero and send
1I a ossengor."
or "Who would I daro intrust with such
in a message?"
u. "Sond for the man who captured me,
m Corporal Ratigan. Lot him boar tho
ud The colonel looked at her a moment,
on as if to question why this man should
ug be so trusted, but her eyes woro lower
- ed. Ho know there was a secret which
u- it did not become him to pry into.
oh "I will send him, If he can bo found
n- at oinco. If not, I will go myself. And if
sk the mission fails"
od The words were not finished, for lie
1s well know how precious time was, and
turning from the room and the houso
ic- strodo rapidly toward his tent.
od Ho had gone but a dozen pacos before
,y. he hoard some one call.
10 "Colonl 1"
Ho did not hear. The call was re
ok A man approached him, whom in the
'as darkness he did not recognize.
in "Is there no hopo, colonel?" the man
)r. asked in a choked voice.
ik, "Who are you?"
tot "The man who captured her," point
ing to the house. "Oi'll never draw sa
lie "The same. "
"This is fortunate. Come with mo."
no Tho two started togoehor to a thickot
ug wherein they would neither be observed
tat nor heard.
>th "Oi'mu hangin round, yo see, coloual.
. "s OiII away from camp without leave. Oi
mo hop0 they'll shoot me for a desortor."
Colonel Maynard did not speak till
they reached the thioket. Thon, turn
ied ing and facing Ratigan, lie said car
, I "You would liko to save her, would
01- you not01"
lie, "God knows I would."
0st "Thon go to the picket line and get
elf through unobserved if possible. Go to
Ringold and find a Confederate oflloer
3so -Cameron Fitz Hugh, if lio is there.
Tell him that his sistor is condened to
be shot at sunrise tomorrow morning.
on Say that Colonel Mark Maynard sends
him this information, that ho may uso
" whatever influenco ho possesses-tako
any measures he may consider honor
3o, able-to save her. Tell him, " the colo
21, nel lowered his voice, "that I offored
-o, to attempt to do so, taking ruin upon
s myself, but she would not accept the
lie sacrifice. Go; there is no time to lose.
lE0 When the 5an riseis. it will be too late."
on "Oh, colonel, " cried the man in
usi agony, "there is so little time!"
of ,"Got It is not yet 10 o'clock. We
od have six hours. "
The corporal was moving away when
tthe colonol stopped him.
to "You will need the countersign. "
Ratigan returned, and the colonel
aswhispered It In his ear, "Carnifax
d Ferry." ___
at CHAPTER XVII.
at Te RATIGiAN'S MIssION.
Toextreme left of the Army of the
,Cumberland, fromi which Corporal Rat
Sigan started to go through the lines,
was held only by cavalry and mounted
infantry, anid these widely separauted.
arThere was noregular, picket line such
to fronting each other whore the different
branches of tho service aro represoucod
In one continuous line. Consequently
tfthe corporal had a far bettor ohanice to
got through than under ordinary cir
Passi ng over the Pea Vine ridge, he
ad( descended the other side sloping to a
small stream called Pea Vine crook. It
was essential that lhe slip through be
b-tween the Union vodettos unseen, for if
observed lie would lie taken for ai do
sorter and either shot or soint in toi the
, headquairtoi's of his regiment. The ve
dettos wore principally on the roads,
Hand the corporal, believing that they
oer wbo looking for an enemy ont routes
a ovrwich cavalry could best advance,
mselected one least -advantagoous fomr a
horse to follow. Whorever lie coulJd
,find a thick clump of trees or low
is growth, a knoll, a ravine, indocod any
1thing diflicult for a horse to pass, lhe
would go over or through It. Now ho
mt would stop to listen for sonme sound suoh
as a horse is liable to make, and now
m0 would steal on his hands and knees or
erawl ont his belly over sonmc aminonce
where, if lie should standl upright, his
body wo'uld miako a silhonatte against
kthe skcy. On crossing a bit, of level
mn gromid lhe suddenly heard a horse's
"splutter." lie was near a clump of
bushes in which lie lost no time in con
coalinig himnself. A cavalryman redo by
ywithini 50 foot of him, walking his
horse slowly, the butt of his carbine
resting oni his right log, and In a posi
'tion to lhe used readily. ie was patrol
'lng a beat. Itatigan waited till lie had
a gonoe past, then darted onward to troes
awhich, from their irregular line, lie
1judged grew beside the creek. Ie was
Inot dlisappointed and was soon standing
in shallow water, resting for a few
of mintutes under a low banik.
c' [TO DR CONTINUED.]
(1, Th~)e no womlan is the0 one who
av is jut of ago.
OLD KAINTUCKY STORIES.
Home lumorous ilts of Bright Word
"When I give out that I would
preach at the head o' Trace fork," said
Rev. Lemuttel Penrod the other (ily,
"my friends all up an' tole me I'd never
git a congregashun. They sed thar
wuz never a rope of savin' grace made
stout enough to drag them 'at' natives
to the fear uv the spirit.
"But I knowed better. Although
you may think I wuz city born, an'
have wore out the backs uv many coats
against college walls, hits al] 1 r mis
tealce. I wuz born and fotehed up in
the mountains. I know ye don't. be
live hit. hit looks unreasona bb', but,
suit, I'm 0r self-made m1an. I edercat
ed iyse'f. I hain't got. nobody tit the
Lord an' myself ter thank fitur the work
I hev done, stil.
"This Is goin' er little out in the
brush from the road I started on. but
what I want ter'splain iz thet. I knowed
the people. I Wtz born anong 'emii, an
I know 'cm through al' through.
"What did I do ter git tie 6irowd?
That's what I'm swingin' er rmound to.
Wall, suh, I got me a spring wagini' an
set six four-gallon jugs in the back
part uv it. Every house I'd pass on the
way tor preachin' grounds I'd lift up it
jug an' pretend ter be drinkin'. Then
I'd set down the jug, lift up met' voice
an' shout: 'Come all ye thet famish
an' thrist fer the blessed spitrit ter the
head o' Injun, and ye shall be filled!'
The whole family, an' all their visitors,
wud take arter my wagin. I hop' re
peatin' this dose in front uv every
house, an' when I got ter -the place for
preachin' I had the biggest gatherin'
thet ever hed been seen in thet neck of
the woods. A revival begun at, once.
Forty souls war brought tor Christ, an'
only one man killed durin' that blessed
I was stopping for the night on Chris
ty creek, in Carter couinty. The "ole
man an' woman, six "gals," four "boys"
(all grown), three hands and myself
made a setni-eircle about a great, cav
ernous firoplace filled with roaring
hickory and beech logs.
One great, strapping young giant sit
with his left shoulder against, one jamb
rack, while his sister Moll braced her
right against the other. They faced
each other, and I saw then frequently
exchange smiling glances which they
well understood. They were holding
a wordless conversation, and I expect
it related to my very self-important
Finally the young tman drew in his
outstretched legs, making his big boot
heels scrape harshly on the earth and
putnehont floor as he did so. 1e
stretched out his long arms, like wings,
yawned and rose ip. lie then erooked
a long, dark-complexioned index fingei
toward me and said:
"I want ter see ye outside a minit
I went out with hitn. Little shiver
played hide and seek up and down in
spinal colutn as I stood, in frightene4
perplexity, below this tower of mutiscl
and brawn. What could ie want? M.1
blood? Or a drink frotm a flask I hat
in my pocket? lie kept ic int sis
pense several iniuutes-mtany mitntes
to mne then. Then he drew in a de1:
inspiration and said:
"Stranger, don't ye want ter imarry
my sister Moll?"
"Why-I-er don't utn(lerstan(. What
do you meican'?"
"WII, hit's jist this er wtay: Moll's
bound ter marry, that's all ther iz
erbout it. Site's the best field hand on
thte place, bitt site swar's site wvoni't
never strike another lick hat'. So we's
all workin' tot' git lier satisfied. I
thought Sim Stadey wuzs goin' ter' take
hem', but he went to log-trollin', soon
after they wuzi ingaged, an' beat ever
man titer liften at er htanspike. 'That
got his name up, an' ever' girl in the
county was ar'ter him. That give him
the big head, an' he dropped Moll 0ou1
an' married Sal Bodkins for' her good
looks an' two cows.
"Then Ben Taylor an' her made at
contract. They wutz jist er' bout tor
hitcht wheni his uncle diedi ant' left lima
two good houses. That sttarted all thec
gals int the counity arter him. Beckt
Latimer, whio had jist raised the best
four acres of terbacketr to be found on
the crick, an' hatd two of the biggest
feather beds in thte county, took er' no
tion to him. Moll witz left out In the
snowv again. This~ kind em' thing keeps
huappenin' with lier time an' timec agin.
Shte talked iiv hangin' herself, bitt I
tole her' ter' hold up er' while longer,
that if site eouldn't gif, a man tright
bIg, stout, ant'devilishm-likce Tom Stacy
or Bill Latiter-thtat some little war
ty, bowlegged ctuss, better thtan ntuth
in', would come er' long some timeo an'
pluck her off'. Anl' now, stranger, if
you watnt a wife that can raise mor'e
corn titan any tian you can sctare up,
just clinch yersel f ter Moll. I knuow
she'll take ye. I cud see it itn hetr eye;
besides, you've got adur'ned good look
in' hoss."-Josepht Noel Johnason, in
wny sto Stat)Iea n'Im.t
When ox-Congressman 'Thomnas was
circuit judge a case was on tr'iai before
him wherein 'Toam Mason was charged
with stabbing Amos 'lTick. ~Judge l'.
A. Cole, of Maysville, was cotmmton
Mason had te'stifled In chief in is
o'vn defense, wvhen .Judge Cole, ott
cross-examti nation, aisked:
"Mason, hadnt't you and Amos 'fTuck
always been goodh frientds?"
''We'd bin frienuds-n-teither' one of us
was very good."
''You were dr'inkig at thte timet of
''No: he'd bitn a little while before.5
"lie htad tr'eated you'?"
"Yes, tin' dad gosted mean tool"
"Now, tell this jury just why you
"Wal, stah, it wuz jist for this rea
son I cut him 'cause I didn't have ne
shtootin' Irons hanidyl" -Clncinati
"Well, old man, how Is business?"
"Blooming," said thle tmantufacturer of
sporting goods. "I have just received
an order for four nmillion pairs of
sprinting shoes for the Ohtinese army.'
--Bohemia Is so called because it
was settled by te Bioli, a tribo of Gher
DEER ARE FOND OF TOBACCO.
The Only Bit of Information Prof. oil
more Got from Hawthorne.
Prof. J. II. Gilmore says: "It was
my privilege to meet Hawthorne at the
White mountains. He was there with i
Pierce and Loring and Spofford, and I 1
saw considerable of him. I shall never
forget the whimsical appearance of the
mai as Pierce was trying to get him
to go into the parlor of the hotel. He i
was quite averse to it.
"There were clever people there I
from all over the United States who
had heard of him, and were proud of (
him, but he did not want to mingle t
with then at all. Pierce insisted upon
it, and lie complied, and after five min- t
uites he made his escape, and I found I
iii out on the veranda smoking r
a cigar. He did not want to I
make friends, apparently, hut lie
mnade an exception in my favor.
I had been spending several c
summers there, and I knew the wood
craft very thoroughly, and he fouii I
out that lie could get from in the in
formation he wanted.
"lie would ask me a question and my 1
reply would be followed by anothri
question: 'Why?' For instance, lie
asked me, 'Which way would you lish
a trout stream?' I said: 'Down stream.'
Then he asked me why. I was commi
peled to answer that a trout when
wounded runs up the stream, and that
if I were fishing down the stream lie
would disturb the trout below. Oni
one occasion I referred to the fact that
the grain of the wood of a certain tree
was twisted. At first lie questioned tihe
fact and asked: 'What malces you think
so?' I said to him: 'If you will go with
me to the woodpile I will show that it
is so.' I thus satisfied him of the fact,
but, as to the reason for it, I
could only give a theory that it was
caused by the winds. T think that
while he was there he found out all I
know, and I found out very little from
him. There was one thing that he
knew that I did find out.
"One day we were looking at a pet
fawn. lie said: 'Do you know that
every animal of the deer kind is nat- i
urally fond of tobacco?' I was taken 1
all aback, because I had been taught
that only man and a certain loathsome
green worm, the vilest thing the Crea
tor made, would touch tobacco. To
illustrate the matter to me he put his
hand into his pocket, for he not only
emoked, but chewed, took out a piece
of tobacco, and handed it to the fe wn, I
and she ate it as though she liked it, I
and while I was waiting to see her fall I
down dead she was nosing around
l-lawthorne's pocket for some more to.
. -LULd FOR JILT.D MEJ
watr onr tto V.-, t -h :
I liccepted an invitationi the otlh- day
to dine with a frien Indt a clu i t hat he
assured mi was unlike, in S-m it.
sjpects, any othe. eluib in the worl,
j says a New York corresponden t, of the
Cincinnati Enquirer. Wo wvent to
Twenty-ninth street liadt( entered a
building that was not material 1' dif.
ferent in appearance from a thousand
other housca in town that are used aF4
residences by the well to - do. The
menu cards and the servants' buttons
were marked by IL neat monogram of
the letters "J. C." My companion set
tled himself in an easy chair, and pro
ceeded to explain.
"This club," lie said, "owes existence I
to the whim of a very rich mana who hmmas
hardly turned thirty years. lie wias en
gaged. The lady was wvealt hy3, we'(ll
connected and moved In the samae social
circles that ho d1id. 11(1 was rich
enough to satisfy any reaso~nale wom
an. Moreover, hin character was be
"Perhaps he was a little cold in his
wooing. I don't know. ie did not
kcnowv what defeat maeant. l'erhaps lie
unconsciously took it for granted that
any wvomnan must find him all sufficient,
and that it would be unnecessary, even
uinbecoming, to ply the ordiniary lover's
arts that are generally believed to be
so fetching with the fair sex. At all
events, the young lady one( (lay gave
him to plainly 'understand that he
wouldn't do. She returned his pres.
onts-I don't suppose he had ever- writ
ten her a love letter, so she couldn't re
turn any burning l iterafture-and told
him to apply elsewhere for a wife. Con
siderably stunned, he could only ex
claim: "Jilted! Ijilted I" lie bought this
house at first simply with the idea of
living in it, but one day ho chanced
across a friend who had had a similar
experience with the fair sex, anid, after
comparing notes, they deccided to live
together to pursue the samie line of'
campaign in society; that is, to
make themselves as interesting as
possible to women, but never on any
provocation to marry. Biefore long
they hear-d of another acqulainitanlce
whose engagement had been broknb
the lady, and they took hxim n So,
little by little, the affair has grown to
its presenlt p~roportionls, a smiall, but sc
bet and contented club."a
"And the initials J. C. macan, the-"
"Jilted club, exactly. Ever'y member 1
must have been jilted, and e.very mema
ber is supposed to enter society freelyc
and play for hearts-to take them, but
never to surrender his own. In the F
event of his getting entangled and en- e
terinig upon a new engagement his I
memxbership lapses at once."3
--Unme or the most conspicuous land- t
marks, or, rather, snowmarks, in the
whole of the arctic regions is the red d
snowbanks discovered near Cape Yorkc, ~
Greenland, by Capt. John Ross in the ~
yecar 1818. For miles and miles the ~
hills are covered with snow that is as
red as thoughl it had been saturated
with blood. Lieut. Greeley, who visit
ed that region while on his famous
arctic expedition, muieroscopically ex
amined blood-stained cliffs and reports
the color due to a minute organism
which he calls protococcus nivalis.
--It has lonug been pointed out by ex.
ports that French newspapers and
bookq will, owing to the inferior quali
ty of the paper on which they are
printed, lMterally turn to dust in much
less than a century, so that public
libraAes bid fair to become literary
cemeoteries. This is the reason why
the budget committee proposes to
have one hundred 00pios of the Jour
nal Official printed daily on what is
called Duatch.paper, to insure preseryma.
NANT WHAT THEY CAN'T GET.
Iow a Certain Littlo Ilunmni Weakness
AfTects the Furniturn Trade.
"John," said a furniture salesman, tho
other day, to the mover whom lie had
mnoned, "this bedroom set is sold.
mut it is not to be delivered just yet,
Move it out of the salesrool at once
md store it somhewiere until I want it."
"What's the use of moving it until you
iend It up to me?" asked tie purchaser,
dly. "Why don't you leave it where it
The salesman, says a New York ex
ihange, uttered ia queer little laugh
"It is evident that you were never in
lie furniture business, or you would
ot asc that question. If I sh(ould
iark that set 'sold' and leave it hero
ii the salesroom in plain sight it would
robably lose us several good sales."
"Ilow so?" asked the purchaser, with
n unbelieving loolc.
"It illustrates a universal weakness of
mian nature," laughed the salesman.
'Everybody wants what he can't get,
md there is nothing quite so attractive
o the average buyer as a piece of fur
iture that somebody else has bought
eforo he came around. If I left that
)edroomi set out nirknlced 'sold' ha1lf a
Iozen lersons woul say before night
that it, was exactly t he set they watited,
ind when they lieard there were no
llplicates they woultd fuis-s around en
viously and nothing else in the estab
Lishment would satisfy I hem.
I''ventually theY u 'oddbi -o <T d's
contentedly and buy ekewlwre, though
the chances are that, if twe wer nito
'sold' tag on the set n'onle of the'mi
would givo it more than a iassiig
irlance, while a fair proporti on of them
would purchase other sets. It is a lit
"to human weakness, that is all."
So arises one of the tricks of the
rado. When a dealer sells a piece of
urniture of which lie has no duplicates
to hustles it out of the salesroom as
[niekly is he Canl, lest it, lose him other
rade. But whenlIm h sells a piece of
urniture of which lie hms (uplicates
le puts Ia lIg ".sold" tag on it aind
eaves it in open sight, as long is possi
>le for a bait to others.
VIERCHANTS AND CRAF T GUILDS
L Sort of Tratdes Union That Existed In
the Twelfth Century.
During the twelfth century merchant
ruilds arose in all the towns of impor
ance in England, aind in the next cen
ury a further development of town
ifo took place in the rise of craft guilds.
l'heso associations were composed of
,ho artisans engaged in a cer
uain industry in a particular
town. By the growth of popula
tion, it is evident, that when the
merchant guilds lad attained their
first century there would be a consid
erable number of personis dwelling in
the town who would not he eligiblo to
membership of the guild eithier its land
holders or as the heirs of guildsmen.
Many of these would be shilled inl some
Pursuit or calling; aind naturlly they
would adopt the best mecanus of secur
ing their rights and proleeting their in
terests by taik ing olliloll aic ion against
the rest of the commimulity.
The earliest era ft gutiIls were those
)f the weavors and fulilers of woolen
-loth, says a writ (r inl the Wes.t minst er
[1eview. The guild of bakers is nearly
is old, and that of the leather dressers,
>r corvesars, dates from about the samo
>eriod. At first there was at struggle
)etween the merlihait, guilds and the
raft guilds, as theu 01n body naturallyI
trove to retain its umoniopohy of the
overnmnt of the town andi the other
mdeavored to share in It's mnicipal
privileges. But the circumstances of
she time were such as to quick
ty unite the two bodies In a coim
mnon resistaeo to the tyraniny of
the sovereign power, or of the great
feudal lords. In turn, the mionarclh
found it good policy to' foster the towns,
both with the object of developing their
wealth, and so of acquiring a somurco of
-ovenue for himself, as w~ell as of bring
ng into existene a factor to counter
abance the overgrown power of the
A FIGHT TO THE DEATH.
Tow Two Warriora Iu the Interior of
Africa Settled Their Love Aflalrs.
Even in the Interior of South A fricam
ealousy will induce mien to fight. If
wo Matabele walrrIors ofi'er the samo
lumber of cows to the father of at bellb
for her possession, ams are resortedi to
Lo decidoe the superiority of omne or the
ther, and one of the combatants is
Lusually killed in the conltest. One of
M~aj. von Wissmann's ofileers accident al
Ly witnessed such a duel and described
it as follows:
"TIoward sundown while restingj near
tn immenso bowider of the 'ligogo
Irift' we were suddenly' disturbed fromu
deep by yelling and a noiso0 (f clashing
Irmns. Looking up I saw three Zulus
in mping around and hela boriung each)
>thler with thin sticks. I ashked my
orvant Tom what was thle matter. Ihe
eplied this was a duel for ai woman.
Jp~on sign of the umpire, who watched
ho fray, motionless, the sticks were
hanged for clubs, and another set-to
vith this formidable weapon followed.
uldc'enly another sign wias given, the
hubs were thrown away and both raW
a different directions. About thirty
ards from the former position both
nrned and lifted the assagais, throw
ig them at each other. One of the
ulus had approached our hiding place,
tehind the bowlder, so that I could al
sost touch him. Just as he lifted hhI
pear for a second throw his adver
ary's assagal hit him in the breast,
Vithout a sound he collapsed. The
'ther--the victor-returned to the kraal
o fetch the woman, now his."
rubnt'y 01 Attntion.
Little Boy--That watch you gave me
loesn't keep good time.
Father--Perhaps you forgot to wind
Little Boy-Forgot to wind it? W'y
I wind it forty times a day.--oodo
The Vegetarian and the Lady.
"Meat-eating makes one irritable and
unreasonable. It is a savage--"
"What do I eare?"
"Besides, it is fatal to beauty, wast
lng, as it does, the-"