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THE PEiP ES s
Vol.5 PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 28 1895. No. 11.
By Captain F. A. MITCHEL,
[Copyright, 1894, by American Proe Asso
uneo pass no croe no reis sna; o
hal' his daunger was ended. Ho I
doaN-ieas g: zoyonu zho range ca
own comrades, and now came a gr
danger of meeting the Confedor
pickets. Leaving the crook, he aseeni
a slight eminence and made a surveo
the surrounding country. All was
lont, oxcopt that he could hear an o(
sional sound like a distant burst
laughter, or a shout from the direct
of Ringold, in his front. Presently
heard the unmistakablo rumblo 0:
train coming from tho south.
"It will pass right down there
hind that clump of trees and go throi
the out," said the corporal. "O won
wouldn't it bo a good plan to take
'vantage of its noise when it passel
slip through tho outposts. They'll
Ithinkin of the train, and 01 can fol:
in its wake."
He advanced cautiously to tho ti
beside the track and waited for
train. Presentlythoheadlight of a 1<
motive shot out from around a o
Tho corporal had forgotten that its li
would reveal him to the engineer.
crouched down out of sight with a h
beating heart, and nono too soon,
had he staid where he was the li
would have shone directly on him.
waited while tho engine puffed slo,
by. It was drawing a long train of n
ed passenger, cattle and platform ci
every car crowded with troops.
"They're preparin to give us a br
'in earnest. Like enough these are re
forcoments, " muttered the corporal.
Ratigan determined to follow the r
road north to Ringold, which he jud
to be only a mile distant. The tr
loaded with Confederato. troops hav
just passed, the guards he might n:
would probably not be very suspici
of an enemy. He walked on the tr
for a short distance, expecting a cl
longo with every stop.
Ho received one suddenly, just bol
entering a wood. A man on horseb
aimed a carbine at him and gave
"Who conies thar?"
Ratigan at onco threw up his har
which his challenger could distin(
see, and cried out, "I want yo to t
me to Colonel Fitz Hugh."
"What do you want with him?"
"Do yo know him?"
"Ho commands a regiment in our 1
Seeing that the corporal held
hands above his head, the man permit
him to draw near. Once here, Ratil
informed him of the nature of his r
sion and begged him for Colonel I
Hugh's sake to send him to Ringolc
once. The vedetto was convinced fz
Ratigan's earnestness that lie bor
mossage of importance, and calling
comrades ordered one of them to i
mount. Then, taking the precautior
blindfold the strar ger, ho mounted h:
pnd placing a horseman on either c
of him sent the three clattering tow
Ringold. It was not a long distanc<
the town, but all distances, all peri
of waiting, seemed long to the corpo
Was not the terrible event to take pl
at sunrise? And now it must be n
''What is the time?"' he asked of
S"Twenty minutes to 11."
"Let's go faster. Colonel Fitz Hi
would be as anxious for ine to get o01
tOi am meself if lhe know me errand.
1"All right. Let's light out, Peti
nAd Ratigan felt the motion of a gal
in the horse ho rode. And now ca
"Halt" fom a guard and anx answ
~ollowed by "Advance and give
countersign." One of the men goes f
wvard for the purpose. Thon the pal
goes on again, but what they pass
whe they are going Rati- :t kno
nxothxing about. Hie eonly binows tI
they aro moving, and that they are
moving fat enoughm to suit him. Pr
ently they stop, and. the corporal c
hear one of thoe mon dismuouunt. There
a stroke of a alockc evidently from
church spire. lie counted, "One, tv
three, " and on to eleven.
Ho lost no time in throwing himis
fromi lis horse and was led forwaa
The air became warmer. He must
in an inclosuro. The bandage was' tali
from his eyes.
He was standing in a tent lighted
a candle fixed to the end of a sta
driven into the ground. There was 1
one other person present, a Confodor
officer. lie was a tall, slender you
man, with long black hair, a mustad
and goatee, and an eye honest, respi
inspiring, and with all the gontlei
of a womian's.
"Aro ye Colonel Fitz Hugh?" asia
the corporal, nmaking a salute as if
presenco of an officer of his own side.
"Oi have a message fro> 'or sistor
Colonel Fitz, hugh turnea4 ashy pa
No one could comoe to 1im from
without striking terror into him, for
kcnowv the work in whiebi she was engi
" Arc yje Colonel Pitz Hugh?"
ed. For months ho had lived in dr<
of her capture. if the messenger I:
beemn a citizen or a Confederate soldi
it might not speak so clearly or danger,
but coming from a Yankee trooper
L quick reasoning told him that she had
doubtless met with disaster.
"Indeed," was all his reply to the
"Oi'm sorry to inform ye, sir," said
the corporal in a voice which he vainly
endeavored to keep steady, "that Miss
Fitz Hugh, passin under the name of
no- Elizabeth Baggs"
iad Fitz Hugh put hi hand onl Ratigan's
m8 arm and stopped him, while ho gathered
eat his faculties to bear what he know was
led "Was pursued by a contemptible our
of of a Yankee, who deserves to be hanged
Si- for chasin a woman"
ca- "Yes, yes. Go on."
of "Was captured and"
ion "0 God!"
lie "Condemned to be shot for a spy to
a morrow mornin at sunrise. "
Fitz Hugh sank back on a camp cot
be- and covered his face with his hands.
igh For a few moments the corporal re
der spooted his grief by silence, but time
ad- was precious, and he soon continued.
to "Thinkin ye might exercise some
be influence to save her, Oi've come to in
tow form yo of the-distressin fact."
The last two words were spoken in a
eao broken voice.
the "By whose authority?"
>co- Fitz Hugh rose and stood before the
vo. corporal. He had nerved himself for
ght whatever was'to follow.
He "Colonel Mark Maynard, command
igh ing tho -th cavalry brigade."
for "Do you mean to tell me, " said Fits
ght Hugh, with a singular, impressive slow
He ness, "that my sister is at the meroy of
,vly Mark Maynard?"
Ix- "Ho is charged with her execution."
krs, Colonel Fitz Hugh shuddered. "That
man is my Nemesis, " he cried in a voice
ash filled with a kind of despair.
en- " 'Tis ho that sent me to ye."
il. "The same."
god "Does ho wish to save my sister?"
am "He does."
ing "Why, then, does he not do so?"
eet "He can only save her by his own
ons disgrace. Yer sister will not accept
ack the sacrifice."
tal- "A true Fitz Hugh," said the brother
ore '"Then Miss Fitz Hugh suggested that
Ack he might send me to inform yo of the
the situation, that yo might hev opportu
nity to use any influence ye would con.
sider wise and honorable to secure a re
tly Fitz Hugh thought earnestly with his
iko head bowed, his eyes fixed on a spot on
"There is nothing that I can do," he
said at last. "Threatened retaliation is
ari- the only recourse, and that could not be
effooted under the circumstances with.
his out implicating Colonel Maynard. "
ted "Then ye see no way open?" asked
gan the corporal despondently.
lis- "It is impossible for me to act intel
'itz ligently alone. If I could see Colonel
I at Maynard, perhaps together we might
'om hit upon a plan. "
a a "Would ye meet him between the
lis- "There is not sufficient time."
i to "There's five or six hours."
Lm, Fitz Hugh stood pondering for a few
ide moments without reply. Then, suddenly.
ard starting up, he said:
to "Go tell Colonel Maynard that I will
ods meet him as you suggest. Let the point
al. of rendezvous bc-lot me see-whero do
aco you consider a feasible point? You have
car just come through."
"01 would name the bank of the creek
his at a point duo west of this."
"How long a time will be required
before the meeting can take place? It is
igh now a little after 11."
as "It may be an hour; it may be Ion
"ger. If ye will be there, colonel, at 12
." o'clock, we'll meet ye as moon after as
mnc "You will find me there at 12."
er, "It would be well, colonel, to con
bbe cert a signal by which each should know
or- the other. "
ty "Suggest one. "
or "Oi'll doubtless he with Colonel May.
wa nard. Oi'll cry 'Oiroland,' and ye can
i9t ",.To the rescue. ",
os. Colonel Fitz Hugh called to those
an waiting outside, who had brought ini
is Corporal Ratigan and directed themi
a to blindfold him and take him to the
ro, Federal lines, and, if possible, insure
his getting through without injury.
They wocro to report the result to him
olf in any event.
~d. Ratigan knew nothing but the gallop
be of the horse on which ho sat, with a
en handkerchief about his eyes, until the
party conducting him drew rein and he
by was directed to dismount. Then he wasI
ke asked if ho would be escorted to a Union
mt vedotto known to be on a road leading
ste around the north end of the ridge or
ng whether lhe would go alone.
ho "Oi'l[ go alone, " ho said. "If ye go
>ct with me, they'll think it a midnight at.
Starting forward, the corporal trudgg
'0d ed over a short distance between him
in and tho vedotto. As ho drow near he
began to sing a few lines from a play
popular at the time.
. "IThIm's tho boys
1o. What makes a noise,
er Is the nt'yal artinecrio,
lie "Who comes there?" cried the ye
.detto, cooking his pieco as Ratigan came
"'Friond with the countersign, to be
sure! Who d'yo suppose?"
"'Advanco, friend, and give the coun
ternign,," called the man, lHe was a good
deal puzzled at hearing the Irish brogue
cominig from that diroction, but it roas.
sured him. H~e did not have much fear
of an enemy unless it wore a trap to
get him at a disadvantage. Ratigan
drow~ near and whispered, "Carnifax
"What are you doing out there?"
quoried~ the man.
"Lookin out for trains bringin in
laded .''One came ini half an hour ago
"ou don't mean itt Guess they're
getig in ro-anforcemets. "
"I believe ye, me bj.
Ratigan walked on towqrd the camp
till lie got out of sight of the vdto
The horan tll h d roneed breahles
A STRANUE MEETING.
Ratigan was so exhausted as t
only able to give Maynard a fow
tached sontences, convoying soine
as to what' ho had accomplished. TJ
was little that it was essential sh<
bo told except that Colonel Fitz H
would meet him between the line
soon as ho could get there. Casti
glance at his watch, Maynard not
that it was 20 minutes to 12. The
tanco to the point of rendezvous, as 1
as they could estimate it, was two in:
Every minuto was precious. ' It w4
be midnight before they could meet,
then they would only have about
hours in which to take measures t<
ouro a reprieve. They could only d
by communicating with general h
quartors, some 15 miles away. In
event tho caso was desporato. Howe
Maynard had been used in his scou
days to sudden transitions and had I
self escaped from prison on the
night before his intended exoout
Calling his strikor, lie bado him sai
Madge, who, lie know, could carry
over the ground at no laggard pace, i
ordering a mount for the corporal at
same time, the two waited impatie
till both animals wore led up befort
Mounting, they began to elinib
Pea Vine ridge. Ratigan, who had 1
over the ground, led the way. 'I
reached the top of the ridge, and
corporal pointed out the position on
oreek, duo west of Ringold, whero 1
were to meet Colonel Fitz Hugh.
sconding the slope, they came upi
Union vedotto and were challenged i
the usual words, " Who comes then
"The colonel commanding, vitJ
orderly, inspecting vedettes."
They were advanced, gave the ci
tersign and passed on. Taking a r
between two roads and meeting no i
guards, they cautiously approached
place of rendezvous.
On reaching the bank of the o
they descended it, the corporal ri
ahead and peering through the dark
to discover what they were looking
Presently the dark figure of a horse
emerged from a clump of trees oE
opposite bank and rode forward toN
the crook. Ratigan saw him, and, be
ing hini to be some ono in attend
upon Colonel Fitz Hugh, called:
"To the rescue, " called the man
low voice, and rode up to the ma
of tho creek.
The two men arranged that Col
Fitz Hugh and Colonel Maynard shi
advanco to the respectivo places
themselves occupied as soon as they
withdrawn. Then, wheeling, oach
back to his principal, and in a few
ients more the Union and Confed
officers faced each other from opp
banks of the creek. Tho distanc,
twoon thom at this point was but n
yards, and the night was not so
but that they could plainly see cadli
or. The equestrian figures stood si
each waiting for the other to sl
Tho only sound camo from the gurl
of the stream which flowed bet,
"You are Colonel Fitz Hugh,
livo. " said Maynard.
"I am. I recognize Colonel Mayi
"I heard yours last on acortain
ing a year ago- - evening memol
to both of us. Then you gave in
life, and by doing so placed yourso
a position to be shot for a trait
"Not for your sake, colonl--fo
sake of another. "
"It matters not for whose sake;
aQt remains. Once before you si
me when you found me under a
"Then I respected the laws of h<
tality, sacred in the south. Let us
dwell on these matters, colonel. Li
proceed with that upon which we
~it for consultation. "
"You are right. Time presses. 3
sister stands convicted of the samt
fense as mine at tho time of whichi
have been speaking and sentencet
die at sunrise. We meet to cone
method to save her. "
"At miy request. But any proposi
must come from you, Colonel Mayn:
I am unfamiliar with the feeling on
part of these in power ini thn lind
army as to excuting a senitonco of de
upon a woman. "
"Circumstances which I cannot
p lain, for they pertain to the situa
in which these two armies are pip
render the feoling against your si
very severe. "
"You have suggested my exortini
fluenco from our side?"
"It was your sister who suggestoe
I have little faith in it.''
"What did you propose?"
"That which your sister would
''And that was?"
Maynard whispered in a strange,
''To use my authority as comm:
ing the brigade charged with her k
ing to place her within your lines.'
"I listen for some sugges:tioni I
"'I can think of none except,
youri permhiss;ion, to enter a proetest
thli sigunature of our commiiandiing
cers of hight st rank."
"'It would avail inothiing."'
"Thenu there is noithuing to saIve
from this sacrifice, whlich, t hougli
has always been preparord for it,
dloubtless will nowv meet it:, hike th
miarkable woman she is, with beom
fortitude, is still hard for thoso o
who lovo and respect her to bear.
will revere her memcnory as a martyi
During this dialogno each mnau 5
his horse without any movement
Fspoko in m'asured, formial, auton
tones. Maynard's words were qui
thani Fitz Hugh's, wha1itold to the
or fashio~n of speaking, common ii
south. A fter the last sentence spoko
Fitz hugh there was a long sik
They had mot for a purpose. Their ni
ing was a failure.
It seemed to bo0th that they could
their watches ticking away the see
that, lay between Caroline Fitz Il
and (leath. Neither knew the aj
suffered by the other unless lie jw
that oterm. himself. Nther. ha,1
htirt to torminate the interview, though
both know that it was fruitless. A night
D be bird sot up a dismal cry. It scented a a
idea Then Maynard broko the silence.
iore "Colonel, " lie said in a sot voice, "ro- ti
)uld main hero or meet mo here at tiny timo c
ugh after an hour. It may bo the small hours n
ts as of the morning. It will be, if at all, be- in
ig a fore sunrise. "
ioed "What do you proposo to do?" a
dis- "What I propose to do neither you h
tear nor your sister shall know till it has si
ilos. been accomplished. ' 0I
)uld "I will romain here or near by, and t<
and at 1 o'clock you will find me whoro I b
six now am."
>so- "Adiou, " oried Maynard as ho turn- I
o so ed his horse's head and galloped away. o
sad- "Adion, ' replied Fitz Hugh in the n
any statoly tono to which lhe was acoustom
vor, od, and raised his iat as politoly as if
ting lie were saluting in a ballroom. b
lim- Fitz Hugh rojoined his companion
very and rode away in tho direction of Rin- a
ion,. gold, and Maynard, followed by Rati
Idlo gan, started back toward their canmp.
him Maynard's brain was in a fever. Timo
md, had been oxpended to no gain. Tho
the small hours wore coming on, and only n
ntly six of then would pass before tho ovent
the ie so mutlh dreaded would take placeo. W
He had formod his resolve. Whother f
thuo wiso or foolish, right or wrong, practi- y
)OOn oal or impossible, his resolution was ri
'hoy taken. Once determined upon his course a
the he spurrod his horse on without thought a
thu of obstacle. Turning from the rough li
,hoy ground on which he rode, lie was about
Do- to take the road, on which ho might get ft
m1 a on faster, when he was suddenly star
vith tied by the firing of a bullet and the It;
?'' sound that came with It. The shot rang ci
.t an olose to his ear, almost brushing his w
>un. Knowing that ho had by his caroloss- rn
DutO ness suddenly come upon a Union vo
aore detto he called out:
the "Ceaso firingl Friondal" sr
In answer to acall to advance Ratigan al.
reek rode forward and found a vedette, who w
ling had mistaken them for an enemy. On
ness making thenisolves known they woro ci
for. suffered to pass on, and Maynard, feel- it
man Ing that he was too incautious to lead, .
tho gave way to Ratigan. They proceeded
vard oi their way with more caution and
lioy- passod through a gap in the ridge load
anou ing to Rood's bridge.
The good footing of the road onabled
thom, af ter getting well into their lines,
in a to proceed rapidly. Af they had pass
rgin od tho ridgo they loft the road and (urn
ed northward. Soon after they reachod
bhey CHAPTER XIX.
had IN THE SHAnOW OF DEATUJ.
rodo Once iiside his tont Colonel Maynard
irate 'Corporal, I wailt you to get no tho
:>sito fniform of a private soldier. You must s
3 bo- do so without exciting suspicion.
few "Oi dol't know how Oi'll do it, col1 y
dark nel, without goin back to mo own
lent, "I fear that will take too long. Can't 'I
toak. you steal one from one of the tents near
veon "Oi moight be able to do it, and 01
might spend the whtolo night tryin.
I be- Oi can got ono at me camp cortain. "
"I would take your jacket, but I
ird's want your assistanco. There's no other
way but for you to go to your camtp.
iven- "Colonol, Oi'll rido hard. '"
:able "Rido, and romomber that ev I ry mo
) my ment is worth years at any other ii no."'
if in Ratigan lost no time in mounting and
or to was son gallopitig on his way. Once
out of the catmp froti wvhich lie st artd t
L' the he found no guards to pass and was able r
to dirivo his horse to theo utmost. The s
the night before lie hatd chased the womtan i
ared wvhonm ho hatd then knownm as Betsy 0
roof Baggs in a mad race to capture her. Now C
hto was tearing alonig in a tmad raico to e.
>spi- save her from thto conisequotnees of htis 1(
not capture. Past weeds atnd waters flew et
it us the corporal, over bridges andl~ hills, oi
tavo throught hollows and rivulets, till 1h(
we "Flaniagani," lie cried, shaking thei S
I to private, "yor wanitedi" 'r
rt a "WXhat is it, corporal?''
"Lot til take yor clothes and ask
bonl no questions."' n
ird. ''Take 'eni. Aitd divil a question si
the wvill Oi ask except what ye (do be wvantint tI
oral 'em1 for."' i
>ath Rtatigani seized the bundle, and(, witht n
an inujuttctiont to Flanagant to kcop his a
ox- mnoutht shut if lie wanted to savo hiim- V
ti self fromn future trials, mounted his d
nod, hoerso and was agaitt flying over the o)
stor grouttd back to Colontol Mayniard's head- cl
in-. It was now the small hours of the II:
night. The corporal east his eye to the 11
lit, cast and saw a faint streak of white c'
light there. Diggitng his spurs into his S
beast's flanks atnd urging him withI his it
not voice at the samie timo, rider and horse
spedl otn it a race between life and deat h,
"Go on, ye beast!" eried the corpo.
mav- ral. "'Go on, imc darlitn. Stretch yor
cussedi legs, for I don't care if ye killr
md- ycrsilf if we lose ito time. What's yer
GOp- loifo. cotmpared with ho(rs? Ott wit h yo,
tme beaury! WVin the race with f t tun .
that is uihowin his light there, and1 i
roit Oi'llI work hip ye forever." 'at
W\ithI s~cht (contradictory and iwroht
vith rent, phtasos Rlatigan urged his horaso
over till lie could go tio faster. Againu did
ofil- hills, vales, woods, waters, fete fly ,
by till at. last theo corporal disni,' iunted
at thlo (camp hto todo for, anid in: a tt- i
her mett was in (Colel Mtaytard's .
slhd 'IT corporal so-rted back. A muan
and1( 'stood theror whom Ito did tnot ri~ Waiz)
a ro- for a few mlontntts ats (Colonel Mv. rd. f
l' us had a heavy otie. His hiait and( (3ye br'ows v
\1~Wo wo black, whilo the colonoel' wore i:
'' light, attd the htair which htad hung bo, e
it on low htis hatt itt short, curls was now er-op- pt
antd pod(. d
iatic "(livo me tflo clothes, quiick" y' 3
eker 'lTho dorporai ltded imt the 1ii nd,
lowv- and Mayntard lost no titmt it gei ting A
i tho into themu. E
ino(TO ntt coxTINUED.] N
Wh'Jeni the big dailie-s gotaio ini
ught nal thle funny part. of it is,~ it
lged of the tllgrams !
WOMEN AS MATCHERS.
en Are Not in it When It Comes to i
The young man's countenance w4
o1 professional stereotyped look
mrteous persistence as he again
arked through his delicately-trair
itstache: "It Is perfect."
"It is io more like it than anythi
t all," replied the lady. as much
.'rself as to the young man, and
t! said it there was an air of sup(
'ity in her face and mianner which
4kened a self-poise which was not
"'Anyono with half an eye could
tat," put In another lady with a t<
tie head, 0s she paiscd for a 1l
ent in passing.
Tih young man glared at the hit
por, taking care, however, that I
rdy could see it but his eon federat
tt lie quickly ironed out. his visi
ad sweetly suggested that, it was t
light." It is always the "light" w
te class to which this young timan
"Just likei a man," the interloper
arced, as she moved away. "It. is
itch like it. as cheese is like chali.
The first lady looked very weary.
is evident that she hatid toiled (1
)d unsuccossfully. She tried to C<
nece herseU that the young mn v
ght. Bit no; she shook her ha
ore in sorrow than in anger as
ttrmured dejectedly: "Not. a
The young man appealed to his c<
The young wotitan with pompndc
tir declared with I 'm," suil
it spitefully. "Any fool could see
as a perfect matcl."
Another young woman left, off p
iring her rings long enough to st
)f course It is."
A young man with htyacinthe loc
ailed as ie whispered somitetli:
>out "hens" to a gigantic creatu
itit fluffy hair.
Thie lady was not oiviiced by tl
ottd of opposing wittesses. Sie Ice
1tr eyes strickly belnt on busine.
iddenly she made a (live.
"Therel" she exclairmed. "That's
raige you diil't. show me this I
end of the other."
Mmn," replied the young tim1a niol
abashed. "I wis tryilng to Bh<
>u thlat. all] the time."
Stre!' iIte'jet d0yong Ilyacint I
llatgintg superelI lins gi itnees wi
I gitglinig creatuore withl llffy iat
"Of course,"' ellortistl Pomipado
1i4 the y'otug ' person eniaimiored of b
wio I rI..
'Ie yollg ilady paid no t tention
it'se uit 1eranlee.
- iive mle tenl vrItrds."
Thiis was all she said.
\i\eli site had seeiletd pitrchil
e iterely oeittarhed to lietsc
lt'ienlh your grandmother to i
Woman is it born matchmalcer who
of hearts or laiberdashery.-losi
Gloott Pla-e it) ltorrowy.
A western member who is soinethi
f L finanicier iand a good deal 0
iag, dropped intto one of the do'
nyn -;hops the other day. In the n
ow a card beaiing the legeid, "tw
j, per cent. off on all cash trans
ions," is proiinent(y diSplIyed. 'I
re'.prietor is ian (old fried anld scha
ellov of the facetious M. C. 'S
ob,' he called to the merchant, "
wIt have ten dollars for it momenit.
alit to use It.it. and haven't time to
the hank." The ten dollars w
i'rimptly handed over. fin anr hour
>I hie membi er tretuirned iand gave I
-ienrd a r'ollI df bills. "H11ow is tht
Id mairn," sid tihe merchrants aft
)t1intinhg (lie bIlls, '"here are on
ghtV dollars." Th'Ie facet ions mnemb
id riot at word(, bitt ptoited to t
irdi in tire Window, ''twenty per1 ces
l' for cash."
"C(orme Onl," said the mrerchrant, "''
ill spend thtose twio dollIars aroun
io coirnor."-WVashingtont Post
LANG WORDS AND PHRASE
Ito Origin of "Ourtsidor," "You're
Daisy" and "Too Thin."
"Dumn" Is a word whose metarinig
>wV known to everone'Oi who unde
riuds the English languiage. Abc
10 begirnning of the cenrtury, says t
oston Post., at consutable In Enrgla:
rmed ,Jolin Dun r becarmio celebrated
fir st-class collect or of bad accoun
'hen, otheirs would fail to collect a b
'ht., Durn would be sure to get it c
' the1 debtor. It soon passed Into
irront phrraso thait wvhen ia pers
ved rmoney antd did not pay wht
khed, heo would hav e to be0 "'Dunnee
('nce it s(on heienmte commrtont it su
L.eis to say: ''You will harvo to di
1-and(-so if y'ou wish to collect yo
r:nilthie1( ininiat ion of' F~ranl
erce fo - t he priesidencrty thte wo
itt 00 03n d. edent(ialIs nmoe t~o miakei
port andl -1)1(d not get int o the It
svanse of i 'o crouwd of people wv
tetri ot rmein.'eris of thre coniventie
ow hairinrani of . ' contvenrtione aish
thle 'ommriit tent was ready to re
1(d ihe chirani of the conn1urittee
ver'ed: '"Yes, Mr'. Chiairnmn, lbut I
>nutnittee Is urile to get, isido
we ut 'idlers. " 'The ne(wspaipe'r repa5
m took up~ thme wordi and us5ede It.
"Yoiu are a diaisy,'' Is iusede by. licke
"Dlavid Coppe'rlield" ini the senso
press., adirai ~tioni and at (ho su3
um 1(o laugph at onie's c'redi.!U'v. Stei
r-hI an ystoyouni g C!opperileld: "D:,v:
y diisy, youi arie~ so innrocetsrt of ti
orbdII. itme call yo my33 dIaisy, as
so re'freshinig to find 0one in thec
rrrupt days soi inn iocent and1( uns
hi kticatIed. My~ clear ('opperfleld, t]
3 isies of the fIeld are nrot Iresheri thi
"T'oo thin" wa:s giveu curr'iency 1
lexander If. Stoephenrs, of Georgia,
m Uniited States conigiress in 18'
,m31( members~it' hadic made(1 a reply
3r. Stephlenis, and the latter had I1
ainir whreel ourt In the~ aisle, and sa
that hirillI, piping voice whIch
cys commanded silentce: "Mr. Speake
Sgeni tleman's ar'gtumenrts are grat
>is assertions tmadce tip of whole clo
auid cloth, sir, so gauzy and thin th
wIll not hold( water. It is entire
0 thin. &f,."
Or the Millionalre's Sweet Regrets Ovet
the Old Farm Ie Lot Go for a Song.
It wassunmer-thne. Tho office win
dows were open. The old millionaire
had come to confer with hip lawyer,
and had now been told he could now
foreclose his mortgage on a fiue and
coveted corner which he kinow he
could bid in for a song. lie therefore
felt at peace with ill the -world, and
he wished that everybody might ban
ish uncharitable and sordid thoughts
and be of good clleer. lie took off his
hat and wiped his brow.
"I am thinking of going out Into
the country," he said, speaking .in a
kind tone of that humble region. "I
like the country. We don't really
know what life is here. I often wish
I were back. I had a farm before I
came to town-about five hundred acres
-as pretty land as ever laid out
doors-hlgli, rolling, sandy loam; oh
fine pasture, plenty of woods and run.
niAg spring right on the place-never
went dry the dryest season, and mag
nificent orchard. I set out about ten
acres all to grafted fruit before I sold,
and looked to seen' 'em hear-l could
have sold ev'ry bar'i of apples for two
dollars right on the ground.
"ltut I sold-I sold. Yes, sir; I sold
that five hundred acres --eighty dol
lars an sere, and came here and put
every dollar into corners. Of course,
hitting it just tlie time I did, the muon
cy has turle(d itsel f a good 111111y t iInes;
but I don't know;, I often i., I lu1tin't
sold the old farm. I sold it to lly
brother-in-law foir cight y dJollar-s it
acre. Thaiumt, w1as ~t'nt y i yer. aigo. and1(
I don't suppose le eiuill get forty dol.
largsian acre nlow"
Here the sad repiner enga ged in si,
lent thought of his broitler-in-law
pouinding clods on tlie <i''l-cinted
farm, and became suiffised with such
joy that as lie rose and putt on his hat.,
he seemed like a stattue or Hestney.
"No, sir; I don't suppose het could get
forty dollars. Fi.ne farm, too."-Puck.
NATIONALITY IN EGO EATING,
Curious Itaolal ChIaracterlstleis Noted In
Now York Itoatinuranits.
'T'le philosopher who is to discover
the ponderability of ia ian'ti "gray mat
ter" by the wity inl which he eats boiled
eggs is not yet risen aimioig u1s, but it
only requires the ordinary powers of
obselrvttiin 1111d a Imoderate acquaint
lance with the restaurants of New
York, says Ihe Sun of that city, to dis
cover that there tire some1 very curious
an11d clear inldientin111s of IL 1111111' nts 111tio
slity to be gathered from watehinig
the way in which hie performs this fune
To an Englishman, it will be seen,
there is but one1 way ill which to eat
boiled eggs, and all other ways are
heathenish and an abomilinlation. It Is
Iccessary, ill the first plale, that his
eggs be medium boiled-.hiro and a
half minutes is the staudard, tower,
miiarked time-ald then1 brought to
table In iL napkin, with bread ind but
t ter, spoon, pepper aind sult, and anll egg
cup. Not one of thosew heavy, parti..
EL tionled thilngs, of thick ironl Stonleware.
with a goblet-like arranigemivnt it 011
end and a sialler depression It tho
other, but a delicato little article of
white china, withi a plail gold band
around the edge, a narrow band it
should be, or, perhiaps, a little spry of
light tinted flowers painted on the
sides. Into this Clip of comfort tho egg
slides deeply, Just leaving ia suillelent
amount of shell above the rim to be re
moved, and to reiovo this shell Ihere
Is but one true miethiod of proced~ure.
The shell1 must be daintly chipped with
the spooln, anld the fragments must81 bo0
r'emovedl with the same utensil. There
are some people who brutally cut oft'
the top of the egg wvithi a kcnife and
plunge the spoon at oncee in muedias res,
but these are generally "persons," and1(
are by no means representative of the
true and insular art of egg eating. It
Is allowable, unde~lr certain conditions,
to use the fingers to renmove the broken
fragments of the chipped abell, but the
use cannot be commuenidedl as good form.
It hasS been claimed thaut thle cele
brated Emplire world's fair (lxprless
made 112 mIles anl houri, but the statc
ment fails entirely of authentiention.
The figure of 10i3.7 1m1le0 p01r hout' for
short distances appears to be nearer
the mark, an~d evenI if there wero aln
error of ai second tihe rate would still
have been 100 miles anl hour'. teen
Jersey City andi Phiiladelphlia it is a
common occu rrence for the engines
hauling the Blue rLine trainsi to reach.
D0 mifles anl h our. Speed(Is of over 841 mies
aln hour arne often made(1 b~y tile P'hila-.
deilia & Read(in~g and1( Central New
JTersey flyers. Ini En~glan a111I Great
N~orthern'1 traini haus made(1 8-6.1 miles an
hour; wh'ile aL Mililand train betwveetn
Londonl and1 Scotland has1 runii up1 to tile
samefl speed(. T.hie hiond~on & North
westerni ha~s gone uip t oi xi.8x. TIhie con
tinenit of Europe (1os nlot atppeair to af
ford anyI examples ait all appmroximat.
Iig thle Aml~eian and1 English records,'
aL faict alttribultale to thle conse'rvative
dislike o~f the gover'nent ofllciauls to
high1 speed rathler than~l t~o aetuail ina
-Th''iere 1s Ia pllc neari UL iasg6;w,
Scotlandl, where a ra ilway track rumns
for some distaince beside the1 fence of a
lunatic asyluiml. Not long ago some
wor'kmenC were buisy repairin~g tile bed
of the railroad, when all inm~late of the
asylum alproachedi one of the laborers,
and, from Ils positionl on the inner01
side of the incelosuire, began a some
whiat personal1 conversationl: Inmiate
li ard work tha ti Laborer-Trroth an',
it is. Inmalute--WhIt pay dae ye git?
Laborer-Sixteen bob a. week. In
mahito-Are ye mairrit? Laborer-I am,
worse luck!-anfd haveY six children. A
pause; then: Inmate-I'm thinking,
ma muan, ye're on tihe wrang side o'thle
Freservmng tame reneo.
Bronco Bill-I was talkin' with an
eastern man to-day, and lhe says when
two fellows In his section have a dis
pute, they just go to law and sue each
other for damages or somethin'.
Hair-Trigger Ike-Bunt how about the
loser? Don't'he get a gun an' try to
Bronco Bill-Wall, as near asj I-kin
make out, by the time tile loser hea
$i& th lawyers, 110 an't got no mone~
to buy guns.-N. Y. wnnial.
PLENTY OF POCKETS.
3ry Fashionable Tailor@ Now Put Then Into
"Put your money iu your pocket," is
)I a suggestion women have only obeyed
of recently. and that since New York
re- tailors, through profound and unsel
led fish thought, have learned properly to
distribute seven of these capable, nee
n1 essary and wholly unobtrusive pouches
to at convenient points in the perfect
as tailor-made suit. According to a lead
i- ing maker, the requisite arrangement
e- of seven pockets directs two for a skirt,
to four for a topcoat, and one for the body
of t lie suit, and though the gown may
We be built upon the richest silk or satin
>ss foundations, no tailor who consults
Io* the safety of his patronesses' belong.
ings makes his pockets of the same
er' material, save one. That is a V-shaped
10* affair, and let into the right hand back
es. seam of her skirt, just withinl conven
go ient reach of her right hand. That is
he ieant to hold a handkerchief only,
Mh since nowhere else can the square of
be- linen be deposited that it will not
throw out of shape the perfect lines of
re- a well-made gown.
as ''he second pocket of importance is
located in the skirt's front and placed
t at the angle and depth of the right
ng hand pocket in a man's trousers. The
mI- top of this buttons over or not, just as
'its the cust oner prefers, and it is made
ad throughout of stout twilled silesia
he with double seais. Its special mission
bit is to htold a ,lizard skitin wallet or a lit
tle purse of knitted gold or silver wire,
)n- bunches of keys or one of the newv
pocket rings women use nowadays, ou
MIu which a knife, glove hook, pencil,
'ed bachelor pin cushion ind menorandun:
it book are strung. Through the best o0
silk pockets the sharp points ian
Ld- weights of these little ncessarie
ty, would quickly bore a disastrous hole,
whereas the cotton goods can easily
ks stand the year's hard wear in all
r'e Pockets number three, four, five and
six are located in the top coat. Two
is with or without flaps ill tle outside
pt fronts of the coat's skirts andi are lined
;S. with gray velveteen. Womiei who arc
careful to keep their coats in good
it.. shape rarely use these at all, except
n- for letters, or occasionally to shelter
cold finger tips. The gray velveteen
I- will not rub off on the most. delicate
>w gloves, and it holds the papetr safe, as
satin or silk wiould not. .1 inst inside
IV. the hilling of tihe coat's skirt on tle left
tih side is inserted a narrow, shallow vel
ir. veteenn-linod change poc-ket with an
ir elastic flap. Below the bust, and also
er on the left hand, is a long, invisible slit,
inl time coat's fron t., lined with suede
to and meant to hold lorgnons. Then at
tIhe wat[ist, linle, on tle riglt side of the
gown's tailor basque, i.- set. a crescent
shaped hook, lined with line chmitiiols
se skin an11d olered as it recelt acic for a
If: tiny watch, the sort. of tiimekeeper
ilk shoppers wear hung ablout the neck by
a thread-like gold chain.-Bloston Her
th- ald. -
111 BEAUTIFYING THEIR FEET.
Vonig Women Preparing to n1athbe Nom
Heason Witiout stca' or Stoelkinga.
ing Every maiicurist nowiadays is also
f a pedicnrist. Not, a few styNlifh youn,
vn- woien pay as much attention to dres.<
in- ing their toe nails as their finiger nail.s
en- A manicurist told in all about it th<
ac. other (lay.
'he "It is all due to sea bathing," sh
ol- said. "The wouan W1ho las Ia pretta
ty, foot is not averse to exposing it ove
et to masculinc scrutiny when she can dc
I so without incurring the ceisuro of
g. those fickle powers that froi time tc
As time prescribe what constitutes pro
or priety according to the shifting usagel
als (of society.
is, "Th'le beach offers superb oppor'tunil
er ties for' the display of pedal charms. It
ly Is nnot~ alone fondness foi' salt w~ater
er that makes pretty giirls go bathing.
Lie Youi may have noticed that many of
t. them seem more partial to the stand
than to thme water whren in bathing eos,
Id "A pretty foot as well as a pretta
face Is a 'chi "ring sight to see,' and th<
pretty foot is something that can b<
S. cultivated. I can malke aL shapely foo
a tiling of beauty and a joy forever,
aand( a foot that wasn't originally cast
Sin a well-formed mould I can mak
presentable. There Is one thing that
ir- is fatal to a pretty foot, and that Is a
"i tight shoe. Mluch of may work consists
1h0 in overcoming the dleformIlities thus
ad created. It takes time, but, it cani be
Ls. "I1 haive at least a dozen y'oung womn
ad en who seek may professional arssistance
ut regulairly once a week, a~nd~ that their
a time is well bestowed wilt he provens
31n at sever'al fashiionab~ile wittering re
en sor'td niext sunmmher, to tihe ad~miration
-. of their masculine friends anrd the
eh enivy (If some of theiir feminine' friends.
'n "'There is nothinig immuodest in the
ur idea of a woman showving her feet sans
shoes and stockings; atnd inOce it ini
involves the atbandonmeiit (of t ight shoes
rd1 andl constequjient fr'eedlom frot m corn'n s
,n- andI other evIls that tight shoes eintili,
sI think it is somnetinig tirhat ouight to be
il enmcour'agedl. If sandals were' fashnion
Iho ,able I shouldt soon1 he r'ich. I don't
m' doubt that pedicurliists did it thriviiing
ed business in the palmry dny's of Greece
rt, anhd Rome. "-Chlicago 1i i Tribun.
lhe A Matter of Ta'tet.
(1n "'The young Iiser' Wil hehni is not
of ;such ia patiiotic (lerian as I supp~hOsed
rt- !he was."
"What makects you tinih so''
ns) ''Well, I see b~y thre papePrs that ho
of hans ino use for Lt.e German di(iet.''
to Te'xias Siftings.
S Tramrp-Itister, I'm at oa fer'in' vaga
bone, on' I'mi not aiskin' you to waste
*any good money on me, blut-.
lImpatient Citizen-WVell, what Is It
0 Tramp-Bunt If you've got ainy Cana
[1n dian ten-cent pieces you can pass 'em
inon me, mIster; I'm no street-car coa.
Ii Ship Launching in Japan.
0. The Japanese apply one of their many
to "pretty ways" to the launching of
is ships. They use no wvine. They hang
d over the shlip's prow a large pasteboard
LI- cage full of birds, and the moment the
r, ship Is afloat a man pulls a str'ing, thet
u- cage opens and the birds fly away,
maing the air alive with music and
thwhrr of wings. The idea Is thai
ly the birds wvelcome the ship as she be