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V~ol. 5. PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, APRI 1 &5 o 3
Maynard held the boy against his
breast while he gave way to convulsive
sobs such as are unusual in a man and
only come when some mental struggle
under an intense grief is relaxed and
suffering permitted to get control. Nei
ther spoke. Jakey's presence reminded
Maynard the more keenly of those he
loved. His mind had been upon his wife
and child. Jakey's coming brought also
Souri's image and the trials and tri
uniphs which he and Jakey and Souri
had once passed together, and trials
and triumphs borne in company weld
hearts. Of all who loved him only Ja
key was there, and on him alone could
he rely for comfort.
At last Jakey withdrew himself from
his friend's embrace. He had permitted
him to indulge his grief for a few min
utes, and this he considered quite long
"General, " ho began. He had always
called his chief "general," contending
that he was a general since he com
manded a brigade.
"No more of that, Jakey. I am only
Maynard now-Mark Maynard. Mark
is a good enough name for me."
"Waal, that don't make no differ.
You uns got th' sr-no body 'n arms 'n
legs 'n all thet. hov y' done th' fust
thing fo' ter do?"
"What's that, Jakey?"
"Tell Mrs. Maynard."
"Jakey, I can't. "
"Reckon she'll hov ter know it some
"There's going to be a battle. Nc
court can keep me from shouldering a
musket or wielding a saber. I'll go intc
the fight that's coming and never com
out of it. Then she'll not need to know
"What makes y' think ther's goin toi
be a fight?"
"I would not have the intuitions of a
soldier if I did not."
"Y' hain't General Rosoy."
"Nor do.1 need to be General Rosey
to divine what's coming. Do you sup
pose I know any more about war wit!
eagles on my shoulders than in a pri
vate's uniform? If there were some su
perior being to look into the heads o
the men composing this army and read
just the rank in accordance with fitness
many a star would leave the shoulde:
whore it now rosa to alight on that o
some obscure private.'"
"Waal, ef we fight 'em, won't w(
Jakey noticed that, with the chang<
of his friend's mind from his grief t<
war, there was an immediate improve
ment from the terrible depression upon
him. He asked the question for thi
purpose of keeping Maynard's attentior
lied for a time on war rather than fo:
"Whip 'em? Why, Jakoy, we're scat
tored all over creation." He dipped hi
finger in a tin cup full of water and be
gan to draw a rude map on the top :
an extemporized table, consisting of
square board nailed on a stake drivem
in the ground.
"Here's the Chiokamauga flowinj
between these two ridges, Missionar:
.and the Pigeon mountains, from souti
to north into the Tennessee. Critten
den's corps is hero at Lee and Gordon'i
mill. Thomas' corps has just passo<
through Stevens' gap down here, ten o:
a dozen miles from Critteniden, whili
McCook is at Alpine, 20 miles awa
from Thomas. We are off' here nea
Reed's bridge, the tip of the left wing
40 miles from McCook, the tip of thE
"Bragg is hero at Lafaiyotto, on thi
east side of the Pigeon mountains, an<
opposite our center at Crawfish Springs
whore lie can strike any one of our corp
separately. Ho can ride up oni to th<
Pigeon mountains, and, looking dowi
on the valley of the Chickamauga, si~c
just where we piro located. I was ni
there myself the other day with a re
onnoitering party and came upon one o
his scouts, looking at us very much a
one would survey a barnyard of fa
turkeys before Christmas."
Ho paused and seemed lest in somi
attendant problem. Presently he addo<
"All I'd be afraid of would bo do
"What d'y' mean by thot?" asked Ja
Maynard started. "I was thinkinj
that I was on the other side," he said
"You see, Jak3y, in a military point o
view the beauty of the situation is al
with the Confederates."
"They can cut us up in detail."
"Wha'd y' do of y' won him uns?"
"I? I'd drive a wedge right in her
between Thomas' and Crittendon'
corps. I'd destroy first one and the
the other. After that I'd oat my ratioi
and have plenty of time to take care<
.MoCook's, which is too far away evc
tto hoar the gdns. "
"Thot'ud be hunky," said Jakes
pretending to catch his friend's enthi
siasm. "Pity 'twasn't t'othor way'
we had 'em as they got we uns. Mobi
of you uns wor in command of our a
my y' mought do somop'n fo' ter ohani
"'Yes, what'd y' do?"
"That's a poser, Jakoy. "
Maynard studied his improvised ma~
for awhile without speaking, as if
were a chessboard. At last ho said:
"General Roseorans, I learn, has o:
derned his scattered columns conocontra
ed at Crawfisit Springs, the center <
his line. Perhaps this is as good a pla
as any, at loastif Bragg gives him tin,
enough to Ol6so up. To me two plar
seem to be Open. One is to demonstrat
* along the Chickamauga, principall
.894 BY 4MERICAN PAESS Asso5IsbPE. Vill
"What's denonstrato?" inturrupted froi
the listener. ron
"Make a feint, a fuss; pretend to havo you
a big force and only have a little ono. you
I would leave the campfiros burning at Ion
night, to make them think I was still the
there, and draw my army away to Mis- per
sion ridge. Moving backward on con- unm
verging lines"- lin
"Linns coming to a focus"- oro
"What's a focus?" bri
"Confound it, Jakoy, we'll be attack- '
ed and whipped before I can make you are
understand. Those roads you see come .
together at Chattanooga. From Chatta- ton
nooga, if necessary, the army could be the
"I thought we uns was a-follerin I
them uns!" observed Jakey, surprised agi
at the turn the campaign had taken. aye
"Jakey, did you over hear of the man wai
who hold his adversary down by placing till
his noso between that adversary's his
"Well, that's the way we're holding ad
our enemy, but your remark leads to sag
the other side of the problem. Dospor- '
ato diseases require -desperate remodies. fig,
If I were a general, I'd never be on the Jal
defensive if I could help it, cost what if
it might. It sets a man to wondering wo
what his enemy is going to do, instead *
of doing something himself. Now, our ;
southernmost column might be pushed ho
out hero"-putting his finger on the huE
line denoting tho Georgia Central rail- cou
road-"to cut the Confederates' avenue eve
for supplies. Bragg might turn and but
crush it, but he can do that now. The lat<
trouble is, Jakey, we need troops for gou
quick marches; flying columns to move son
without camp equipage. Such a column era
down there could strikv, retreat, strike Mo
at another point, and so confuse an one- vill
my that he wouldn't know what was to tha
happen next." I
Jakey was too young to understand ho
the phases of the wnr problem in which to i
Maynard's mind had become ongrosRd for
to the obliteration of his trial, disgrace, aid
wife, child, friends, comrades, every- his
thing but the gamo that charmed him. ke,
But Jakey's mind was as much on his o'c
friend as his friend's was on the prob- nit
Jakey was puzzled. fas
bim, and he determined to go on foster- gla
ing the awakened interest. Unmindful sas
of the demonstration made thus far, ho ret
s uddenly broke out: cxt
"Supposin I war th' general com- mc
mandin this hyar army 'n you uins wvor ba<
th' general commandin t'other army. het
Now, how would it do fo' me ter march do'
out in the middle o' the night 'n just Thi
knock the stuffin right out'n you uns?" sto:
Maynard smiled. It suddenly occur
red to him how little Jakey knew of
the game of war; how useless had been car
his explanations. the
"What would be your plan of attack, rie
general?" he asked, wishing to humor ver
the boy. gal
"Waal," said Jakey, who had no
more idea of what he was talking about
than the 14-year-old boy he was, "I col
reckon I'd put the big guns in a long
line on top o' th' Pea Vine ridge hyar, gar
'n jest scatter shot 'ni shell like chicken
feed. " wo
Maynard burst into a laugh. Jakoy his
surveyed the altered expression of his Oh
friend's face with his bright little eyes
1and chuckled, but his own race was as she
imperturbable as usual.
"General, " said the boy commander's ant
supposititions enemy, "what would you arr
do if I were to draw my troops out of
Jakoy was puzzled, lHe made a des
poerate effort to conjure ' p a reply. gal
"Waal, " he said press itly, "I reckon'
I I''d jest wait fo' you uns tar do some- wh
"Your gro~und would be strong enough trel
in itsolf, but weak on the flanks, espo-'
oilly your left, and in ease of retreat pal
o you wvould bavo the creek to cress in her
a face of an enemy, a hazardous under- I
a taking. I would turn your left and get lhon
is potssesslin of the roads to Chattanooga. to
,fPerhaps I could defeat you and force
n you to rooross the creek. While you. gen
wo doing so I would knook you to'
,, pieces. If you succeceded in crossing,
. you would find my troops in your rear '
n between you and Chattanooga." so,
oe Jakoy neither understood nor oven '
.heard a word his opponent said, but he gol
0 'looked as seriously studious over the ter
Iproblem as It ho wore the genxeral conm
"Are you whipped, general?" asked
P "Waal, moebbe of I air whipped I tii
Sdon't know nothin 'bout it, 'ni I'll jest
go on fightin till I mnake yon~ una thinkl
-that you une air whipped." st:
-"Like Grant at Pittsburg Lanidinig."
fThe reference was lost en Jakey, but wI
a it led him to think that ho had miado a UI
e point, Hie looked very wise and aid
s nothing. Hie was thinkcing on a lino th
o which he feared might be of some prae- ov
y tical importance to his individual solf. wa
tN wan unt ertain but that It wouM h' tn
essary for him to make the connect
link in person between his friend
his friend's wife. So he turned the
vorsation on lilnes of rotroat.
'Now, supposin, " ho said, "just sup
In I war busted right hyar, how'd
'That would depend on the condition
hinigs. If I were tho goneral oppos.
you, you'd never got away safely.
never stop till I had driven you into I
Tennessee river. "
'How could I got thar from hyar?" a
'This part of your army whero we
now could only fall back on Ross
o. Thero tho flanks vould b0 better
tocted for a stand. You could go
n Rossvillo to Chattanooga by this
1" (pointing to it on the map). "If
,(should bo successful in keoping a
r onomy far enough from you and
g enough, you might cross tho river ]
ro and savo your army. You might ]
haps stay thoro if not too rC(uOCed in
ubers and if -you could keep your
) of supply open."
'This air tih' bridge I'd cross th'
3k on, I reokon, " pointing to Reed's
Igo on tho map.
'That's the nearest from whoro we
'Waal, general, " said Jakey in a
o to indicate that tho discussion of
campaign was ended, "of you una
t me, I'll retreat thot a-way."
Tothing more was said about the im
nary campaign by either. Maynard's
was fixed on his wawror map, and ho
lost in study. Jakoj lot him alono
ho saw that he was drifting back to s
trouble. Then he endeavored to load J
i into war again. At last, seizing a c
orablo opportunity, the boy suggest- i
the propriety of sending some mios- ]
0 to his wife.
'Time enough for that after the r
it," was all Maynard would say.
:ey was discouraged. Ho know that
his friend lived after the fight it
ild not be his own fault.
* * * * *
akoy considered himself bound in
or to report to Mrs. Maynard her I
band's condition, not only on ac
nt of his promise mado her on the
ning of his departure for the front,
because he had a vague unfornu
id notion that there are cortain exi
cies whoro only women can "do
rep'n, " and he know that "the gen
I" required his wife's attention.
unting Ton, he set off toward Ross
.0, remembering by the water map
t the right hand road led there.
t was about 11 o'clock at night when
reached Rossvillo. Ho determined
-ost there a few hours, and making
a cavalry camp got on tho "soft
a" of a sergeant and turned in with
natural asociates, the oldiers. Ja
asked the guard to waken him at 2
lock, at which tiio, after a bito fur
hed by his friend, tho sergeant, and
cod for Toni, ho set off toward Chat
tooga. At daylight ho crossed the
unessoo rivor and was soon on his
y across tho neck of Moccasin point
vard his destination.
As Jakoy approached the plantation
)cocurred to imin for tho first time that
information he boro was not pleas
for hin to give to any one, espo
Ily a womian, and that woman "'the
'Reckon she uns'll be skeorod when
sees me, " ho nuttored to himself.
don't like this business nohow. Won
I didn't think o' this bofo'. Wish
y wor som un ter tell her. Mobbo
see Souri first. Ef I do, I'll let her
3u6 Jakoy was net so lucky. Ho
ched the plantation just before break
t time, and as Laura Maynard east a
neo from her chamber window shre
e' him ride up to the veranda. She
iiembored well thre promise she had
racted firm Jakoy and know in a
merit that ho wvas the bearer of soe
I news. Putting her hand on her
irt to step its thiunmping, she ran
vn stairs and out on to the veranda.
i boy dismounted and camne up tile
'Oh, Jakoy, what is it?"
'Tow, Jakey had his own methods of
ryinlg his points, and whether or no
y were original or ingenious he ear
I them. Sometimes his parrying was
y clumsy, It was so now. He must
n time at all hazards.
'What air what?"
'There's something happened to the
anol. I know it. Tell me the worst. "
'Waal, now, Mrs. Maynard, 'the
noral' lie hain't dead nohow."
'Thank heaven he lives I Is he ill or
unided? Is tile wound mortal? Or is
illness dangerous? Will ho recover?
tell me, tell meo''
'Which uin o' them air questions
11 I answer fust?"
ouri came out on to the veranda,
I seeing Jakey took him into her
'What are you doing hero, Jakoy?"
'Reckon I air a-standin on ter th'
lory jest now. "
'Mark Is ill, wounded, heaven knows
at!" exclaimed Laura. "Ho won't
rue." She olasped her hands and
'Jakoy, don't give -. .rs. Maynard
a by keeping her In suspense. Toll
hut Souri dreaded to have her friend
r bad news as well as Jakey dreaded
'Waal," said Jakoy, cornered, "th'
oral, he0 air d--d obstinate. "
'What do yen moan, Jakoy?'' asked
'WVaal, th' general hoe reckons thor's
niter be a big fighrt, 'ni h10's goin fo'
gil; hisself killed."
'H eavens I" excelainmed Lauira. "'What
s it tall mniri?"'
'El arns Miss lhaggs."'
"3l1iss Baggs!"' cried tho wife, bris
rig. ''So it's :omeithiung about her."'
"It 's all 'bhu t. her."
"'Tell m1o what, you mrianm this in-.
otI, '' said Laiura, with flashninng oys.
By this timo Jake'y hadic got to a point
mme ro ho0could bogmt to t(oll his story.
,( did so after the fo2 lowing fashion:
"3l iss Baggs she wor ketched( takin
t' lgraphis (il'n th' wires 'in turned
01' te th.i' gt'neiral. Thot general lie
mnied t'r turini 1h01 over ter heaidquar
s. lme Ihev was to)o smart for hrim.
'hoy tolo him ter try hor 'n kill her. "
"The cruel monsters!" oried Laura.
"Maybo Jakoy's got it wrong They'd
iot bo likely to express it that way, "
"Reckon thot's 'bout it with a spy
iiyhow. Th' general ho tried her, but
vben it coio tor killin her he wvasn't
"Tho noblo man ! It is just like him, "
"Then Io found out thot she was a
istor of a ol friend o' his'n. "
'Who was that?" from Laura.
"Mr. Fitz Hugh."
"Caroliio Fitz Hugh?"
"Who is sho?" asked Souri of Laura.
"I-I novor saw her. I know who
ho is, though. "
"Then th' general ho dressed hissolf
iko a private sojor, 'n ho 'n Corporal
"Corporal Ratigau I" exolaimed Souri.
"Yas, ho 'n Corporal Ratigan they
un her over th' lines. "
"Well," from Laura, breathlessly.
"Th' general he confessed, 'n they
riod him, 'n"- Jakoy hesitated.
"Sentenced him ter be- Oh, Souri,
And Laura tottered against her friend.
"Tor be cashiorod. "
"Do toll we what it is, " gasped Lau
a, looking imploringly at Souri.
"I don't know. What is it, Jakey?"
"Bein dropped out'n th' sorvico."
"And is that all?" cried Laura hys
orically. "Only dropped out of tho
orvice, and for doing a noblo act!
?oor Mark I I know that he will consid
ir this a terrible disgrace, but to me it
s a blessing. Now I can show him how
love him, " and dropping her head on
3ouri's shoulder she burst into a tor
ent of tears.
THE FIRST GUN AT CHICKAMAUGA.
Mark Maynard was passing the first
light after his sentence. Jakoy had left
in, after their discussion of the cam
aign, to rolapso into gloom. He blow
mnt his candle and throw himself on
its camp cot. Sleep would not como.
l'he events of the past few days caracol
Id fantastically before him like an anr
ny of cavalry goblins in review. They
iad scarcely got by before they turned
md camo cantering back again. Thus
;hey marched and countormarchod till
nidnight, and still no sign of sleep.
Uaynard tossed and turned and pined
or day. And what would it bring forth?
3uroly a battlo could bot be much lon
ger delayed, and with a battle there
,vas a chianco for oblivion.
Scratching ia iatch, he reiaebed for
ils iwatch. It was 13 o'clock. Ho fI
that h COnild no loiger bear tht I; .'
peaked caniva. w l bove hiu. io
mnust get out under tho broader canolis.
Lighting his candle, ho noticed tho uni
form of Privato Flanagan, in which Io
had aided the escape of Carolino Fitz
Hugh. Ho put it on, and, throwing back
the tout flaps, stopped out into the night.
Tho sky was coverod with thin clouds,
behind which the moon shone, giving
a light betwoon darkness and moonlight.
Hle sot out toward the front. Passing
out of his own immediato camp, Io as
conded the slope of Poa Vine ridge,
which stood dark against tho eastern
sky. Climbing to one of its highest
points, whero he could overlook tho
Pea Vino valley, lie seated himself on a
rock and gave himsolf over to medita
bion. Around him was the dark circlo
Af the horizon, while above was tho
great dome. Beneath him, on the east
urn slope of the ridge, were the Union
outposts, beyond which slepit a Confed
irate army. Back of him, in tihe valley
of the Chickamauga, wvere the Union
treoops, the two armies making in all
There came a distant rumbling from
the south. It grew, faded, was lost and
r'eappeared, the unmistakable rattle of
a train. It camoe on slowly from a dis
tance of several miles, the rolling of the
bruoks, the panting of the locomotive,
growing louder the while till it reach
da point directly east of where he was
iltting and a few miles south of Rin
cold. There it couldl not only be heard,.
but soen by him. He wated it move
m up tile road, and at last it was lost in
Ringold. He listened to hear If it went
l'arther, but the sound did not recomn
Scarcely had the train stopped when
mother was hoard coming from the
tanie direction. It, too, came on, was
Lost for a time in the tunnel, and pass
ing north stopped whore the other had
stopped. Then cone a third and a fourth,
til moving in the same directIon. In
Less than an hour Maynard countcd five
brains, all of which stopped at Rinigold.
IHo rose from his scat. "Thlere'," he
xexlaimoed, poiniting to Ringold, "'Is a
point from whuich, If I am not mistaken,
there will soon come an attack on our
lines. They are bringing troops ini those
brains to mass them on our left, whore
bhoro is so little to oppose them. If the
brains woro going south, it would argue
that the enemy were retreating. Comi
Ing north means that thley aro going to
take the offenisivo. It looks to iuo as if
this rapid moving of men at this hour
meant a daylight attack right heroi on1
bho loft. If so, there Is no tinie to lose.
[ must get back and give a warning."'
He walked rapidly in the direction of
Reed'us bridge, and( cominig Ito thie head(
luarters of the commhianidinhg otli'er' of
lie trootps lie sought found vin aid who
svas (on duity all n ight, I ih g(em(ra! baeinig
lpprehe1nsivo i n h is; x y,d p,,i t ion
mud wishing to be ('alled at the .highte.st
ugi of ani attack. 'To huhim Alii:nard rei
3OunIted what ho had toen; and the( gen
>ral was awakened mnd iint'ormied. 1He
burned a willing ear to Maynariid's cau
[ion and at once ordered that tho meni
ho aroused, the hovse-s fed and breakfast
prepared. 'Theni lhe horses w('i' sad(
LIIOd, thme artil11017 barriessed and the
baago loade'd into the wagtons.
[To nE C'ONTINUlED.]
--Inve'stigation into tile causme of the
frequency of railroadl accidents bii the(
state of North Carolina has brought
out thle fact that ther-a ni-e a lager'
numnber of boys under 18 years of ago
han mdl ing train orders, employed by
the i'ailroads of that state than by
those of any otherx state having the
samec rali-road mileage. The legisla
tutro will be asked to pass a law regid.
ating tIhn age of rnailrnor1 anmimme.
GETTING RID OF PESTS.
Meelpes That Will be Woleomett by Every Ozi
There are few housekeepers who
have not wakened some morning to Do]
find the house alive with ants. czI
Corrosive subliuate is one of the th
quichest, polisons known, and for that th
reason is eilicacious. Tho proportion do
should be about one part corrosive Fe
sublimate to 100 parts of water, which wl
makes it very strong. This, used as a in
wasli, is nearly always elfective for the m(
time being, but. other meusures are neu- of
e*sary for a complete riddiatnce. Ti
Ants usitally tppear in the pantry or sul
cellari-waly, land inivade everythling thleyv shi
find. SIgar, flour, etc., so afifcted to
sliouhi b seAbled with plenty or hot wII
witter, to kill those alraly tilh're. 1
Th'l4eni everythinig shouildI ht( reinoved be;
from the shelves andI scaldinag water del
poured over. Wi
Corrosive suiblimaulto Sl m mav
theni be litiLred tioti. aidl we'thmilm al
slt yes are dry, hhnv w jih a poiowderw il,
bellows redl epMier in eVeV e*k It ii
Crevice. It is unlikely tI.y will ever , g
Rats aid mico :arte, more ditlieltit, to po
den I with. Poist In is o t. of tI he ies- It(
tion in the sununlie., fllr tiht.v rlwv ab
choose a plitee inl the hiouste to'die.
Traps fall to ensiare them.. I eo
only plain to drive them an ai -- i
lutely, is to get. it <jiIitity of pot1sh, 1
put it in the stin till it bete1ii.ons soft, till
and then, with a ,; iclc, smietr every ell
hole that can be found. Il
Sooner than walk thrliough this a rat N4
will cliiange his abode. I''roml it dr11 !'- th
gist who sells glass get all I Ihe pieces by
they throw away, pound line an1d t.hroV th
in the holes. Being sharp it will cut
their feet, This combinition, potash e
and glass, Is a never-failing cure. Ili
Roaches are among the most persist- te
ent pests that invade a house. Get NP
equal parts of paris green and borax, to
and, at night, set tiround their haunts t
in old dishes. sc
They will die away liko magic. Somo- ia
times they are found in desks, espe
cially in ofilees. This preparation a
scattered freely under the bottom tl'
paper will rid the drawers of them. It
is almost impossible to get rid of bugs
in a soft wood bed. "1
Better burn-l thet hed up1 inl ho hleinm-n
ning. It is generally true thilt the
baby's erib is the offeliiig mem I r ,
being made of softer wood. 'i ben all a
the leds inl thei house should . i
a tirjpentiniit m hili, pourAiin " it> all
the orac;k and irevicek
The spr-iing !h'm:h voe' (.I.:
dose. and the e ,or -. ~2 i
holste i pill w ,i
Willril p< llb
it 'ell I: .I v ;
ever daySi. , r in t..
CV( 1-Y 1tlyx. 1-,-! lilw. I i ;.
twice a wcek tor a in'olIthI.
Next Via rishd the woi od -worc. '1his
will close up all littIl erletk-i where
thoy could have hiddlen, and not only
Iceep them out, but prevent otliers
froni getting in.
The bise boards and other pahit
should also be looked to, tturpentined,
and, if thought necessary, vitinislied.
Such treatment will destroy them in
Willow cribs and rookers need atten- I
tion, part icularly du ri ling w"rmi weather. tj
Thio remedy for these is scalding water, |
an appliintion of corrosive Sublinitto
solitiol and a coat of virnisI, which c
had better be left to a faiiriittire dealer hi
to admtiinister.-lh>.ston G lobe.
KINGS AND HAWKS. to
Monarch, of Old Who iluntedl With the
hlichard I., when in I lie ioly' rLa nd,
amused hiimisel f withI hiawin l;. on thie
i'ltini of Sharllon, andl is sahi to ha1veiP
suiltani. l1,ater tin, whilie pain lo
falcont which lie saw iln onel of t' e'vl. c
lalges, andit r'efused' toi give it up. I lo
wa's attatckted so fur'iiu..ly by~ the jm11y ii
ii'innsedI vii lier Ilhat it wi,\ with the II
make his esca pe. Ii
King ,lohni uisedt to sendit both li ' b-.
tland and to Norway form his ha 'e: we 1
are told byv I-'oissarti thait wtIln I' td..I
falc~ons, and ver <L itr hunte
or weint, to the river''t fritei prpose oif
hawks from Frmance, gilviii !4ourit ptui is
for a siniglte birdl-a muchel great tr som
in those days than ILL preseni . Illeury
V II. whilst hiawing at lIIitchin wast I t
leaping a dyke, when the pole brohce,t
and thle ktinig was iie rsedt hitead fIirst
into the mudli, iandt would have perishedi, r
In all probaility, hadi not hiis falconer tb
dragged hima out. ca
El izabethi and1( ,JLmes I. were mucith in
terestedl ini the sport,; the lat-ter' sov
ereign, indeedl, expendedct considerable
sums on Its minltenance. Aulbrey, InL
his Miscellanies, says: "'Wheii I a a
freshman aLt Oxford, I was wonit to go
to Christ church to see Charles I. at
sup~per, where I once hieardt hn liisay
that as he was hawking in Scotlanid lie
rode iinto the quarry, and there foiir.d
the covey of par~itidges falling upon
the hawvk, and I rienmber bis exlpres-t
sion fur'thber, 'And I will sweair upon
I ittle Dickc-Tlhat It ni fe of yoiuirs is no
goodl. It tred to suiairpeii -r jl'ieii wit h. it. p
L ittle hot-WeVilI, of Lcouriie. It ii'ni't TI
to scrape th le ru st ofr my~3 iens.*--od Y'~
--Tngswee isaidh to have beeni in-i
vented'( ini Cinai, Ii. C. I h::, but r'epre- L
ame II. C. 960,O aind thei ir' prii lie ipal e In
p1lienit In thuhat counIItry, whore fires
duinig Ithe imotst oif thle year are siuper
fitiois, was to facilitilto thet handling or
of deadt bid ies ina thet fuienra pyresi.
f'eveinty, palirs of ttngs. soment br'onze, i.
somie ironi have been taken from the
ruhiis of Pomiipeli. ti
St-emuii l'ro alIe, SI.
"'I see," oblserv'ed i1 r. Chugwatnr, | u
looking ovei' his moinigpper liti'
a tax oni hachelor's."
"Is that the single tax I've hearid so
much about?"' inquiretdu Mmr~. Chugwa- r
tr. -Chicago Trna :ie 0
JOYS OF THE GREAT.
,re, Kaisers and Kintgs All Fonl of Ex.
i big toy-maker in London received
ne time back an order from the lato
tr of Russia. It is common talk that
*s homely man was the biggest of all
) children who annually gather tin.
the family roof at Fredensborg.
w people know, however, how strong
a his love for a plaything. He had
his collection some of the prettiest
dels of ironelads imaginable. One
them cost over a. thousand pounds.
ore is another in solid silver, and a
Jerb woodet itmodel of fill -rigged
p) whichl wvould be. a drevaml of delight
the duilst boy. I puirhiaso
s tihe mlodeil of ont Ae". r
t is a great pit C ,, Nhip
liln!, a yard -t in all
ail ThI'e n .
'Cileve I tiI, I
f all t he 1' t -
'0t. tbene ' a re tAn -.m .I 1III
e e . mos t ta ti
ila 110t lo io~i iLwS itt
1il1(m ilt- I t(i t1 , i lpe
lt's pecie of 1, (littil.
Ple of o or Yok i al
1% s ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ i wor' ht r ., -11
ps he inet ollct o ow theaIi:
ls ind the ingdo. i ha ti'nvl
In of the nre o re1.vthl eati.
ault. thel ear-thl,:1?1 mal thet plantil-t,
th their satlnt. : i r l rwie -
rited. Fabor a Itoy ''atron tny
it byr t right, utnd niii of th
estia gli thereho Iou he w-thinh
vr thanl this moth-l. [I Ihows 11ur1
rtIll tilri!Ufl upoll its mvwn :lxis and1
espocind thie Stu. It Iv a poi w t peir
lt idea of th re I lat ia sitins of
pW)) p altry hlin ets. 1 1and it is1 wo red
aPerfection of inglennlity.
slel (ike of York is yet boy * ish
Ough to Collect stamlps, a nd hals per
ps thle finlest collection of anly a
r inl the kig-domi. lie hias rveity
ant somi hundreds of pounds athlin
this, but it is not, his only weakness.
halis also devlopd a great tasti fo.
tilling about in at toyv boat on thle
ce by the cottage at :Sandring-hamil.
n .Munich thy show you now with.
especial prie the( lake up1onl wichl
late king of IbivaiaX used to bI
twnl abouit inl a boat lowed b) vwns
eSSeld capl-a-pite asl.hnrn hs
"Ollie ways -r llv: rk. ble 111.a1 spt il
mi I m rs of ih' day ;:111 Ith
,titls of Ith w: : I n 1 real. - l.
hinitself into I b h.. t' i t 1 a
11er. -il Of ies i
gar:" wearied i , o
lorwere ton(. : :
m ii th i. ' e 9
ro9 99 . tI Ihe it 1) ~:'
-lock il le ln b101i'llns.
Il Vielnn't the'ire is at this Imo-Iiiteit a
inister, stLandinig hligh. inl the( contil
'nce of the Kair I.ran eis .1os9pn
ho devot.es the whol of his spar"
me to a room full of toyv theate'rs
[any of these vere mttalae it L.ondo,
ud especially sent, over for this 'ecCtI
'iC old follow, who has enough mimio
'ages to supply an orphinage. It. i
Lid that whether a neow piece is pro
tced at any of the theaters in the cit.,
te minister immediately puts it ot onic
his little stages, and has a set o:
maracters cut out of prnper with wlhict
play it. le works the vholi thing
imself. and being an admirahle ,mim.
he is the Source of larg7e 1n11 lomelt
htis friends, who know tat on every
lier point he is one o)1fie sano t mein
ithe Geran empertet' 19-'s toysV arec al.
550e-Sses a hmen I a ~ .j91
rnals and)9 '-a.i: m'(
.nt . lle ihas '.l ia' I ii'
115ser'. ('ine 99 . 991.i9 9
y soldiers in . . ' X'.(we l'
at sonl su 1ppiled h. ops. will9
nniol' tillery.l.nlonoi; n9el wagonsiX9
:ets ad kff.rte i -99 he waoh91 keI
liear hl can bel e99 1 h'9 hemll:"'
'anhi ieal Hu t 1hs1' iit sernr,
vor e hisowns ar I11N'i 11)9 :1(~lIe te
nlISells.Jof ile e rII.,0 sy
"-cif itgil'cr.dlies oi , it)l|\ '.9.Cen
od byle te lit !111:- Inlyl h'-- tf te 1.9!
foe i'ised wiA mwonr t Iliats :mr9
yin other kintdork.ith berlther 0) )
:t o apiyts toa b e leaop yiea
aI hids mwetith i t'ein r in I hie stern,5
n-e his fowr ndil'; ad. tielrsman
-okin tl1onycradle forIItI biesI weUr,
edii9 by the!, h'gyptans many 1cen99tWi
fore~a9 Chr:'ist Among. th pctr
in motherI at9 wor wi' her fot)o
e-erale.lg(ii i' 9 aesye
-c i -10 so) litppens)9hab ie leap1t91 year.
inid w.Vith~ the yiear)lxros tha r iist
oe y ouratv, andtl' 'th thoen mircle
Sthwie. and whe year swaobnchn aend
agitin be o thonlu.n' w.c '
-Aibnb our the-Ara a, pacice fbot
--Th immri al mis~"~ ih-Os on
rng byaigth e o mil In. lelo
ited i h H::.,. a .- . or eat .
1tl tnherjn'ter ',1 .). '1 i f aii d 1(
r)9redhrhg bny tyerabgofm
a s. owt laret te .te )( of t he
ar fase n.d ttl 8(19. 1 ( hots.
-s put ing a is ofllope ati~ yler pre
ilingo nowa~tdays tre elivdtoli hae
Vny(rdo t bae chairomwit wooecirle
The Queer Will of a Fatmo'us Dutch Smoker
Who Di0d at Nitoty-Eight.
It1 its discussion of the question
whether it is injurious to smoko to
bacco, the cleveland Plain Dealer re
calls the history of Mynheer Van Kies,
a faious old imcrehant, in llolland, who
was such it inveterato stuoker that he
was nicinmed "Pop lig-lipe." IO
made a large fortune in the Ind in trade,
and bilt i Tmision n.ar Rotterdam, in
which Ie collecled ,very ininginablo
kind of pipe. It was said that ho
smoked one hundred :mid ifty granuines
of tobacco every da., aMil died at the
age of ninety-eight, yo:n-%,. In aimaking
his will, after beque tivinim o his; rela
tives, friends anm baiill ug pro
portion of his estate, le adde1 t he full
"I wish every samuouher ina t he kingdmom
to be invite(d 14) my lun-ral in r
way possible, by letter, cirenla r an:d
advertisement. very smoer VlIo
takces advantae of ihe inlvitnit ionl 61hall
receivo as a preent toll tollids of to
bacco and two pip-s oI whiil sl'all 1bo
entgraved my nim c, ru erIst, lo tho
dato of my hi-ilb. T poor if tho
neighiIborhood wv a si':t Ii hier
shall receive (eVr yIr (11n Ih1 L uii Ver
siry of my death a how ackage of to
bua.co. I iaki t Ie e nlit iI I haI all
thoso Vlo asit at mv fiunera, if they
wish to pIIrtaike. of he beniefits of my
will. mu11st Smoke 4 withloult interrulption
during Lte iutiat i eremi'iony. My body
shall be placed 1in a vollin lined tLiromrh
it with the w 'Id of mly old I ltvaInia
(ii'r Ioxes. At. th fo o ti f ith' et.tiii
sall be placed a box olf the FrenIh to
hieco called 'Capo raI' and a paciwge o4
our old Di te htecv. At. iv side
place my favorito pipe 11n1d a1 ii N 4f
maiItchtes. for onie iever knows Ulmt
may hallppen. WN'III the hier ree-i:, inl
th vlault all the peoni inl the fe aral
proessioni are reo luost ed to vast upon'Il it,
the ashes of their pipes ns they ps's it,
on their depart ure from the groinnis."
It is Said that Van Kimes, on the day
that he ma11d( this (ecteitrite will, sm
mnoned a notary, wVlo was a Iso 1 Iot aiblo
smluor, anld Said ito him: "Pill mly pipo
Iand yoirs. I am going to die." Ho
I then dictated the will and died.
MISCELt.A N OU~y
-he w Ir,l \ioll i, ( o '
in, 4~ si;. I?4n ry i the4 Ii'.a' , U, ,,. .
II 'r' I4l' ii
-the s i~ l :: o m e
a t he r --t -ll i
w.rb ll . . .
eIvv s1 of auktum1111i l i t little e ( -
live's them all.-\\. I". II. I e4.'hy.
--Alreria lits 210.-000 sqomre iiiles'-i, or
t.oit the omim-1 area of tl :ate I e-o'
i Floida, Georgia. N(Ir h11 'ar n, Smt h
- Carolinn and Tennessee.
-It is figgestel thlit, sounds too
high for our ears would be recorded bv
the phonograph, anditt might, be umdo
radible by reproducing at i lowon
spood of the instruimnlit..
-A gold-weighing nimchlino in 4.h1
Bank of England is so sensit iN c tmi, -1,
postago staimp dropped on the scalo
vill turn the Index (oI the dial t dis
tanco of six inches.
-Humorist-'"Whero's that joke I
loft on your desk yester'day?" Editor
- -"I don't know. It's probaibly goine
homie; it was cer-ta iinly 01(1 eniough to
know~ the wayl"-Syraicuse P osi.
-hallads and( popl 41a r 41ongs:ire both
the cause and e 1l.','t 4f e-nmer::I mi. ralIs;
they are first forua ia tl lwn renet.
In both pohits of 41). \ Le' hos mi-e : in
dex of public tno-a -----1. :-a-tin, aim.
-"Whaiut nulll I p... . iid..
denly?".e8 i, .., - t i (Idt..
maure g~irl. "1 1 . . Ihto
theater'and he,,'. 'I -:- 1t1 h o - i
just51 behInd ca i a i: ni a I" \h
1n1an1 antd genih I -a a :al bi 4wn) cup
ca rrying before himi the' cup of gold,
silver, crtyst al1(1 o ar :I wh4 I Iichi his
11a1ster' 4)nlyI5~ use onl staLte occa'Qsions,5
Lianeers for cup Ci~Hwere intrP4eduiced inl the
andul at tirist we're' great IIy ridjicuI let, I hi
p ersons wh'o emly hm be4(. i-iniI said
not1 ito bie able to d~riink without halvinig
-iere is an interest inlg idea forathie
hiousewi fo who 1s troub lletd with the ag
grava~tintg lieCs IIouiislhg iln iheir' fur
na1ce-I liiated rooms long after cold(
weathl 'Ir is supplosed to have destroyedh
them. Thell suggostioni conmes from
abroad thiat, tho fragranut gcraium111
the oJ(. -fashiloned rose gernium11) bet
love..d by 'J>ir grandm~lIlothers-keeps flies
awayLI. A m~oderateLL-sized ger-ium) I (if
Iihis varie t* is sidi to be~ so dI isa 1.ee..
able to files t...-,4t they aLvoid its neigh
borhtood, andic two eri thirec of those
plants in a r'oomI wvill drive thtem out
---'The mooveent to uniite Newvfoundi
lando wIliih thi Domtinion of Canada
gains st,rnthu ill th1e( pro(vlince, but it is
(Canada. Thii ci It-.taI on i raied. whe1Lthier
( anadhans Seemil to he anlswe.'ing that,
.afoiu-LLand, ( Litcada mu~ist taLki thol
deb(1t of Ithal. lony, whV Vich i k hout
the inicomlo which (aniada wIoluld r'e
eeiv'o from thme colony for mniy years
--Febr'uary, 18(11, is irefierretd to by
aistroniomers as ''the anmnth withkout a
full monon." 411anuary('3 and11 Mlarch of
thait, yeair hald eatch two full moons15
while the interemnediau o month did not
haive one1. Says ai writer in ani astro
nbomical jouurnal referrinig to this fact
"Do( you realize what a rare thing in
ntature it was? It has not happened
before since the beginninig of the Chris
tiani era, or prob~ably since the creation
of the worl It will not occur again,
accordinig 1 o the comfputations of tbo
atronomer royal of England, for.- howv
long4 (10 you t~huink? Not until afiter
2,500,00 y'ears fvomn 1btli