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:j Or, The Maunoria flower. 1:1:
BY VIRGINIA LEILA WENTZ. '
Coe y urarr, 1900, "$ h
tt. Y FuVIN NVARDAflLN.
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C1AP l U.. u 11
Liana had retur-ned from the countr i
with dark half eciles under her eie
and all her pretty color gote.
"Too laiy long walks, too 1u4b Vi1,
lent iding and that solt of thing. 've
overdone It," she explained t4 .Ilis.
Morris. )lit. she adevd, seeing t(e Iook
of distress nill that lady's race, "I'll
s0on frt-shel 1ip - youi'll see!"
She did1. .\ndl whi-n the salltsonl olwnl
ed she bteaenin' inlost pollari-; slit' wa a
here aid there tad everyhv liere. '11lt
Jiqlln'y of' It ft'origII ilarti gale heri
an additional attractivenuess. IHer st
elil ti upllhs WIw Ifo. 'r the fIrst t ,iine
fully aw n thll' iliplutlit li ,
Wittt to her ('1a111s, aid he wilnierd
at his iomer iparativat. ihy.
As to Liana. he i aa iliing tlistiess
ed her greaitly. I w-as his litlw'i"s
Idolized sonl; shit. IJ1.ian. wa*1- 1w-r penl
nilIess pr-ot -ge-. \\ lit li-r happines.
C11.1.110t o i lit, Wvlghi'ul Ili Ili 1lilli-.
cametoib' weihtttl iiiiitI inl thlueii h hi'
agalli St hl.4 iI %I 4 1i t I t a a n I )e t w4114st 1 on1
whieh wouhl 111 th1e -ale-.1 .\11d Ilhe
was4 betginning it, feel soeinelbinlg l.
jin t li a repulsin for) thet uInIII, til
lacubitely groonwkil :1nd1 tailored as hit
wais. ills coutliillal llw, whilixpl-I's and
gazIng eyes, tihl' dulcet Itte-i-tetes
wheni the fiiI111y13' W ' i tI, the italtila
inlug passages ia-, h' waylaid her on
the stailr.is of itl evening --all these
brought her troublt and uurest. Ali.
were all men self seeking?.
Mirgaret Maltland and Llana had
becowe fast frienis, as thelr first meet
ing promised. The experlences of the
sumLmer had brought them closely to
gether. It was the tly after Anna
Abbott's wedding. at whilh loth the
girls had beenl bridesmalds, and MI
garet, who vits not f'eeling wll, as
lyIng down in her boiillr, propped up
with cushions. Lizana ad 111(Irlpped In1
for a few moments' ilat, hut. 1ining(111
her friend indispostd, had tiaken oil'
her wrapi and deebiled to) paiss thet at
vrDoon with her.
"Anna look~ed every inch1 thetrb.
didn't she'." s.ll MIargarelt " 'pret t,
flushed andltilus. I hop' sli-'lI
be a good little wIlt t' harles, hi's so
desperately ot hlr. .\od sle's.
such a fspoikti, pttedretue.
IlanaI t acejlut - i itt all these40. tI hingt. ,
playing Idly witt e btip tg iuf, which
hity Oil at hborbsiee. Someh'low
her hevart was hl-akvy today It was
"Loh1eliuin's \\' k ,lu .\tIan r M C" tvhleh
had Cdet'elid lt' liv iiit'ss, sli. soid to
herself. 't'st today n he I he t I .as
hadit reat'hd~ her'i i-it in herli-i usual
seniisetlt'ss Iashionti shit hail fltI her lips5
tremlelt. andI a gri'eat ooli sobt netarly
had brok'n up froin her' Ithrot.
llut 01' tis slit s-a id n wol-il. S he
began to talk Inustd I - o t' the guts
s'treaul ttf men'i ain iin '-i. tiltd andt
ly andt elackling toil Sit lihrasis autni to
about Nuch tingls ai' lihi s-hit wjlotws
Alaskani seal guit'iits n- tl' cne in to
Jewteied barbarit illets in bu ick lts ait the
other, wIth ttiuioise llit f'antask's In.
millInery' coiming sonwwherett-i in be
Trhey talked tof Itese Ittoiple for
awhile until Mlaigai't, risiug linpetu.
OUSIly and lettinig anitl urt'gardted cush
ion fall to t he lioor' heslet her, saId
"Llnna, I'm slek tof It tall thIs thing
they call soeiety. It's tonly the click
clacking of at grist less miill, whose
noIse iore t han any-t hing e'ls' prto
claims Its owvn e'iiInpt ss."''
"One must lnintgintt to like' It,'' hut luii
Liana, smaIling arcuhly'. ''That Is howta
one learns, ThIs Is how tine 'ouilil
wIsh thlngs tot be, andit thIs Is howa thliv .
are." She crossed tonte slIm lingt'r toveri
another as she laItI out the u'ase. lii
We must imiagline to Ilit' tem all.
Margaret watchedl hitti llt'ity. 'T-in
she reached over to ta table lit ht headi
of her oouch andt pleketlt su tnlipei
pamphlet. It was a liitt' ('ssay writ
ten In the pr'eraphaelitt' -ein anti ari
gued agalust the prosa Ie out wai't fur
niture of modern life and thle .lpre'ad
ing of "the hideous town."t She found
the place she wanted and recad:
"Say what you will, we ar'e lost cil
dren, and when alone and1( the dark
cry for the gentle armas that ioncc rock
ed us to sleep. We are homieslck aidt
tis sad, tiad r'ush f'oir wealth and
place and power.' The calmi of' the
country InvItes, and we faini would do
with less things antd go hack to slit
pilcity and rest"
"ChIld of natui'o," cried Margaret.
suddenly turinog on Liana, t'how can
you be satisfied?'"
"Perhaps I am niot,"~ answveredl the
"Well?" said Mar'gar'et.
"Well," echoed Llanja, and the shad
ow of the tdear old peaks of the Cor
dlllera crept overl her face.
But Margaret had never' seen thle
Cordillera and ditd not obsterve its shad
ow. She went on:
"So It came about, ar'ound the year'
2001, that men began to think, anti
they said: 'Let its go hiome. All Is so
quIet there.' They found. havIng taken
a little tIme, that ther'e waas a beauty
In the country they had quite forgot. I
ten, and the melody of the water run- r
ning over the pebbles was a song of r
pleasure. They saw, too, that animals
and birds that hIved it) the open air net
*s went Into decline; that the ohip
munk's health did not fail nor the d1
quail have nervous prostration." i
"Yes," admitted Liana, who hand been
listening with her cheek on her hiand,a
9lt4oj, 9r 9qt than .to ee~a t~
lhe ald 'tlo words slowly anil pic(ise.
F. Sh1e ii asI L-rou0d Of an Ingl1sh
uotation ns tost people nre of a Latin
They ebatted :a little mnore till half
aist 5 cune upon them. Thein it Was
nme for ilaina to leave.
When she uid dressed for dinner
,at night. she went into the library
nid, silking Into if eii hr by the open
ie, began reading. She was all In
,)ft yellov, mid at bounli of yellow ear
atiaons mli xed wI it some itideniialt
-us htriiled ill sonie creiuy hace just
uidtir 91-10h shotthlet-. P're-sently De
Vitit tinred thle $I ipirtieres :nd. pit In
" 1ihi'e ard'on foK itrlgyu
i~~hiliil.I Iid I lendt ot of lier book,
terall andio 01igurati11vely, with somle
"You .aih r1'! Shxe's dre4ssin~g, I he4
")h. :IIl right: 1 only wtdilll a pil
Wr II lit1''ktle1o. lit th l e loop at tile
lick h114s 4,11i1n1 a wiy, aal I gets con
" :II t:hul Yve ta pill If thit Is .1l
"C'IIhb yni': It would be 1)so good ot'
IIo;.l ie 11 I 1 t t lit 11 41d stood4
r'ni i )1g h' 1.b 1 0'Ii Ow lire Ieanto
utubb-11 aiuo1ng her'l flowers an ld
>r.ght 101ullt, desired4 p h. One of I
hol elo iar I ions, 11hat, hald bieen
11b:1 to Itaa l ilut hun)i Ich I the, saiu
Iz! IN Its i n in n fell to thie grounid
l(In she' rtinivo ti its 1411o1 .
DI, Witt I lek1 d it upl. "Bra1vo!" hie
tl. "I laid no1) lower."
"Buit you intn' 1ake1ru1n0"'
"Yes, I liust," he l ild (ea1rn'estly. It
TaH liair %\ Wk or141 1 .lanni 1o411 . t C
Sdog'-s dtub pratyer thesev datys. Thatt
vna why sheli) allswered:
"Takeo it, thwn.''
Laitit 4 livd lwers with 1a a1hiniost
)ersot nl I Io vi., it lil. d 1S1 lite a111111 Wals
lIumnsy 14t1.1 proirilise-d to blteaik the. v'ar.
.antion ill getting It tlhrouglh his but
ouhol(e she. - tfr'I d to alsteit' 11. for him11.
Thle intils ill h r-1 wh.ilt(! fingers" resitrid
n his IhIrk vi Ioa ta hi gleitnIed like
illik' 11gtes1 n lIIlk IhO t b I Lf i. inoon
liht. stireai'tl . Thwe110' h f 1o f th'- oplen
fIre. canused S4111- 41f her-1 loose, 111uffy
ha 1t ly u) I Is faio.
The 111:111 whose44 wishe's had a(i lway41
been1 their ow .utiilto wn a i
ly hli ng p1 .1 it' ih 1111d. H41 b -1 aug1
her wrIs b h11-14il n111 wi'gan show
tllve ym. :11141andtq .11 o, wIt," lit
l i i t voic I ui1h -.hI s n el' r(-('
oglIz-d f'1r. ll i h il -s.
As Ik lips%. 1110 thll th.-h oil her~l puls*.
t4h14' guive grt:1 b11w1 ar1 stlrl ll,
r i111 441 t lilt , j14 li g. -l fIw t 1-1
otul'" Iht gasp d. i tuit ill n 1 1111 lton 11
rhe lunire1overe hrpol.
"I I Iu 1111.- 11 11-i h 4 'o'rr 11,
not lot It Ill. ie-i \wI' "ll" il d wit I
(111et i gnil slo- 1ft lihe 1.101. T)n
dinnr111111 1 ,0,111.4-llow' was4 soni hin
dreadf1d ul Ifor her.I Sl.' w hrd If till
tort1u b111 ' tub1rs of he IfIIils II
oulli lirevi 11look11 111114-1h like t1is l um
ttlous4 din in4 r44111 n tot' ll. -Old of thell
l p ius sio ning hIn11 g hil whI rl I
nill thiigIs w biuo vis ll ist i 11 ri1Ally re
turn.li vey hn haid ..,t geus u
ru 14 1x d, ' H~att 4inly .1u-ubb'd. Then
I e~ne ono ii lid foo'.sthe'hl tanywi'hr
JusI lt.n slo04)i.!h 1a oing it o atlreams (4
"T ha' Iiia( e only i n a o)444. Ilo le(
n ('I l a *ll '. 4iierre i i 1 -.1 (441 ii'4 hy
is i- e d i r i o i eKes .
"ilots that f i lu '1u) n th
uni I V r i '3. Iia ii 4a (0 fe r - r41 h
rny si1h ' R I er 1 ~ j 4)1 1) .' --, \,'i 1),,ii '. 11 e
Tin-1114 l th- .'reliter Ir m111 (4h4e Ii 1of
"1 81hth roar euaghtt m11oonilidiiian.
"Asi to14 lie" ows osrrs
1"l)w beu t!i('uils4it as. the Hi'8ted Irose
As then moonenht he t lork at fet
reauitesl thr slgi col j Iii large
liirpo oybei*11. i-yte tibhered114 fr II
fewii ersels ad hin un thle bp. s
efo ar. + .. niinrd M
"eAn lantlnemht has for. nademol
Tell n the wind oo m.' aonce
reach of boek fOnea ntraardthe
"O-bl" The word was breathed much I
as the girl hatt I ri' ited It wben for
the first tine she had seen the nigbty"
sea. She took Io step forward to wel.
come 1it. but ft great striffusing joy
camne into her face.
Inocencio crossed the room and ttood I
before her, cJose, but Cali.
"You are so glad, little one, to meo I
mne? It would Ihe too good to be true"- 1
As If to stop his words Llana un- l
awares made ani Impulsive forward v
Movemnent, 11nd hle, Seeing It, half held tJ
out hils hands to hier. Then unexpect- f
edly, like t Iroknit Iing, sie slipped 8
Into his arrns.
For the first. tie since they were
chitini inaking toy ilobes out by the i
ace4iia lie hent dowin anl kissed her.
" MlI ella iinagiolila," tie saId, touch
Ing tie g irTs br11Iled( f1lorehlead is one t
woul Iouch hlie- petals of a flower,
")InIt h lhi ma11gnolla."
11 WItws natural that he should re
ItIpse into ith. dealr, soft Spianish of
* * * * * * *
M- P'eyr:'s p1tu1-re was well hung
ADOl aIO a 'tiIr lit the Salon that year.
T i intiler nio(w wears the red riIbol
of the LeA'gloln of Ilonor gleamilig In hi1s
lIut Ie (d1 iot secure ile fortune of
MIle. de G uerin or any part of it.
IIn the district of Yend)-'hank inl lte
yell 551 It. '. wa o1rn1 thlie pit 1lo-so
thter ')ofiu ils, 10114. 4if tie iliost uniu11
and remtk b e l 111111 that the orbi4
hits over sen.t~ertily Ill other1ha
e'ver3 atta4Ine'd sucth ai 3iasery as11 hIs
ove'tr his race( lby thie sheer3 3i4'it andic
2,et'i y ir's hi ' yst10 oI 1' tIh- a Ills
h)etl Illh 1 basIis of. t'hinel e n in
basl'l 431 hits wor)ks. 11 In lOS iin the4
Chhaiuse aI race' ofi phtilosophersiM ai 'i
tnt41id :il h llsy po ph-Ii1'. Ills control
wailk tine il' 4d1 with t mrt of
1r n tig tY foillow' alt itieir heels.
AtI irst thle 'Iih tibin boga inak11111 Ilng
hunsvir oulIs retourks. but, 111n thir l toilt
ThIt inssiloi ry4 IurnI i nel ilnt coIIy
alwil:-1 "Iave youry pal-tils gIven ou
I I Illa g' I coiifofiuiis say s that a
p 1a1rn is hlIor4 b y tlii 11)litner of
th ChId T41h11 hi4h1 -I ti itl d or t
1001d-<t eutinernill at()a' ollther aintlj
wrilli.Iit 14 1111d s ihk i wy3'.
A lt 141 r il' lifiltis 'tilin t4o (tr tilh e
phililoph4I y ofI' lIfe -iS show 11by Ills slta-il
nent4 1 of t " lini r u411 "11 l i ngt
thiit t h s shoytitb1411 lo uilto you."'. L.l
Y4 ee1rreg ('I l 134 our111 frhl1 11 as a
' N1' . 114 lw1-4 tylis his b11 'd in
the 4-111daarkt houe1104. Im- ll gal( line Is h ir
specIiaItby." \\'ashligtoli StarI'
l i"P~ l ilt 1I41 Elit Ill 4114 W 4I 41(t-:J14
III n i - .:11 "i n 111lite Va '..
liltlielI -ihll I f 14)li 3n 4r 1 lot r
doit wih nii mr a ou inir
(!l 11111-'1.4' ~ S11011111: 414I) 1114) I311i 1' 4 -4.'
with es r n, tih rd4 or1 i s ill
1', .' f a114 lir:i k1 lII, h.in r4na1 d ti,
ten-v:ed Y. froninge ~ Sot t w ll.,oere
talit ', l'i' i h' ltre it- seen lg'i t'gltn
'ley " i dried rst ail Cob.
in 111' Ie 't. 13tl ,* vn w I I hah s f i t
Hler, 11h4 two411 grate5ll a 11in i ils ell'.
114e ' i'r with 'l..'sal, in-'k3 , blrarly andtlI
\ono 1itne111 s ie g'l ' Ih s l3gie3'llge
21it' I s 44 tu ut t 'a Clarten lit, he .
14'41441' V Iins (I1els44 as lavdn and' fer
PthleI4l, tellwhlgtresetst415 te apear
IaP13i (f yelloI' sh,41 ls'1 -tliy 1'trn shel
ing S unI lledl ' crlai, Ia froi a)''hllppetiz-l
ing,4I lai to on'n wh111ich ~laliot, how
Ivr lthat44l44 of h4it'0great ninyii PXurgun-t
hIlled woith:l difernt'I inds1544 of veg
tbls-X iii bhall s ,liii Coao's, tuerls,
IetuIs, ho I! ri', o 10easthet broIHthatin
Iisi tili for sup 1the03 liteings.t
Shiollly aI4). 1ag 1it lilutilit tilneaJ4dIne
'1il e tly~ Il do notP. l i nd 0( flscrif'ein
13'utks, I Itwlsi 1 eeusl, it)eons ogr rub-o
bi3k ts in ono iofl teir feus ts.-Bilackl
In4 onega4 ithere3 kis ta'i fust'm ofl en-'s
stilng~ lt' usarmo hint' tn hilservt 1adt
for1' si~ Iinith' athringfas? the~~ gls'11l
hera41sI tirtX331l igoace ht herto hot
IIunh 'l tn fl oldt fo'r toeroughestr
h(lI hW hwever, holre asoishn that
tg is '-ti eose po' lit tleo h'otnes
shonbkis know any.thing (111 a'.tt all about
service113' iha iha4 tb.Oy soul be a
lagne lot f crs, 1ar, hady srt,
Ther' 1wn ioines3t't tov tlfund dors ywin
dow that dio'sl nt aen tis ad
ho ny~ itehen Iulitednsit) , no raene th3'e
tookin5ig'se.l ete Is bliend to ll
itirtlng pott 's tilcooingI grhiSdedkes
tha hw nn tey no e thrute waesa
tll lste I us o thhou. d n
Th eru Ca~frnisweo idustrye iven~
ar shor tininactoy too te growe,
awtal angM exaddmare, andtheettor no
wrices b o' rs evtt h a
Wo looked before us and then to ,
eft and right, and everywhere we saw 1
lie 8moke of the enemy's mosketry ex
ending like fire in a field of dry grass, 1;
vile the little bullets sang like a t)
warn of bees, cutting (own our ranks b
nld driving the survivors into a hud
lied mass. It is one thing to fight the (I
oc In an open plain, where you can
c IIs fa1ce and the chances are even.
t is another thing to charge him in t
us chosen position, with the flag wav- f
ng over you, the druni beating you f
n and the hot blood singing in your
reins, but it is a very different thingl1
o have hun111 ri-c up from the woods s
md thickets all around you when you
lid not know of his presence and en
lelop you in a fire that burms and
linds you. t
The torrent of the British musket ry .
grew alike in sweep atil vo!tue. Our
murprise wits e< implete, overwhelmingj
imd terrible. We had IIalrchled into
the ambush as if that were the only 1
roald in the world, antI our shattered
lines recoiled farther and farther. We
were shouting to each other, firing
randolm shots at the enemy whom we
could not stc and bending to the hail
of bulleti which reduced our nitillbe r
so fast. Our colonel wa.s s wearing at
the men and striking some with the
flat, of his swoi mI vain attempt to re
store order, ind1 then I saw a grayish
color over-p-reid his face. lie stopped
quite still f. r a1 mlomlent, ats if hie had
been stricken with sudden paralysis, I lie
Sword droppAd from i is ou tstretched
lian , antd tie pitchled Forward oil Iis
,Our colonel's killed !i Our colonel's
kilN d ! " ran a1 wailing cry through the
regliment. We loved'4 Co lonel Carut lithers
aid Well be lit deserved11 our. love. 11
had led us thrughi a ih Zen battles,
sometime ini victory antd sometines
In defeat, but always he had been the
same brave, patient, kitily 3' i watch
ing over t us like a father. Whenl the
bullet struck him down, we felt as if'
we had received the lead in our ownii
biodies, andi11 the w ailing cry wits follow
ed by one igreat groanl, coming from
us all to-tecthfer.
But th 14 ire'that con ver1 t ett upon u11i
grewv holter :til hotter.1 andl d1mutlher~
an dilalie'. The bushes 5e4'1(enled to
spoult deadh, innumerable little Ishes
>o flame11v appeare'd aInon1g themln, Imiark
ing the lictivity of the liti ing ar Ip
shioterl, mal the shrill hiss of tile btul
lets levet ('tcsed. ()rii liinmb1ers inclt
(1d ralilly, althoutgh Sine tried to rc
-tore order aii leform tlie ranks thlii
waste-d bothI threat and appeals. We
wete veterans, but we had been thrown
int0 a pailie. It was not the fire of the
Illmy, it was tle surprise, the aill
l)i I, n11)d our routeds regiiuent., a m1ob of,
lugilives, streimled backward, lcavin g
behind it the trail of its dead aniI
"Good God, Giorkdon, didI I think that
I woul 'ver see such a siiglt I And
we hoasted that onuri was tle filitst
re'gimileit in the army tIo!" giloaiied
C'aptain llitei to iuc. T heim weret eitr
on hi s fact', and hcle struck a1 futg itive'
across Iu head I ~iith thle flat of hiis
awoirdl. hUti thit 'main pa3 iog 1no atten
tion to himt, tan oni.
I lootketd baick anrd saw thle Iritishb
coats11 gleaminu.g ini thle dazzIlinig suniiiliht
and4 t'eir sharpshlototeirsI haw ingi fte
samei4 dilidy activity that hal mariked
hen'i in lie biegintning. hiut ratik aittf
flie antI shiarpshtooteis alike iio loniger
soulgh Cl ('tcatmenlt. Thei'e was no0
itedf tif it no0w. TIhey saw that, we
were bt.ieatin, pan1 C i' icke'n, a1114 theyI
i: rowdl Ia l' pon u1, po)1 ' urig inlto us a1 fire
t hat athietd to our11 tcoitfusint n thle
liesire to un fuIaster.
We were fir'inig, too, but in a wil
intl scautter'ed way, antI I fatcy thiat
w of thle bull11ets itound14 a Biti isli tarik.
Thle smoke of the muitsketry hung over
ias andlt at times obscurledl turi sight1, but,
*lwaiys we behehtl throughi it the retd
mud hostile untiforms11 priessing downa
Ipo u1)1ms in clo ser' and heav ier columins.
I knocked sudtdenlly against some one,
andali he when ihe smoitke cleared aw av
a little I saw it was Captain IIlunter
"Cani't you d o somethini g? Can't you
do someic m n, Giordon?" h le cried in tde
51pai1. "Oh, that such ia thing shioutl
ha ppen to this of all regi ments !
ie rais ed hiis sword dagaini to strike a
man, but the arm'li d ropped'i back to his
sidec, shot, thrtough by a mus nket, ball1.
Yet lie st illshiouited to thetm antI soughtI
o hio'd thbemi hack an sl form a linie of4
-esistanice. I wili 'onifess that I hadl
ttjfe'redi from thbe pan11ite terr'or att. firlst
,vheni the volleys leapled fromi the musa
Cels of thle hld enl sharpshwlooters in thle
mlshes', feeling that Slid dett impulse to
'ImI awaly, toi escampe the buallets that
vere cuttig us downi, thle aitoma im
ti nct, I thiink, but. now may pride be
;an to tke control of my13 feelinigs. I
uirtied my13 face maore Itan once woward
lie enietiy, and I found that it emlbol
'-ied mec. Th'le dantge r that I saw was
ese terrible then the danger at ray
iack. Then I used both enttreat ies
ut'd three'ts to make the men turn, bt
hey dhid not. huear or if bearing they
lid not hieed, Th'le rout Weti on anid
tid the smoike cloud and1( our disgrace
like infolded us.
"To thle lills yondr Tl'Io thle hills!''
bioated thle iieti andI theuy lookedrt lonig.
tigly at the broken ridge's thatif liay be
ore us a miile away. Th'ey knew thatt
ur minl armiy was there, anud the
biotught in all their br'easts wits (of re. -
ge behind its nuimbeis. We ireachied
little Ibr ook atnd lutnged acr'oss it ill
uich a huddled mass t hat the water
ew up in a shower, andt theni ini an
ristanit all of us were on the other' side.
heure we paiusedt a muomeit. A great
man on a wh ite horse stood acr'oss thew
I shall ne'ver' feiget the look of thtat
'1)an a1s he sait thierte on1 his horse be
'ire us, horse and~ man ialike moi~itin-y
'as and thle eyes of eauch seemiing to
laze wIth fIre, as if they were oneC andf
b~e same beitg. Every lne of his
Ltong, large featuires showed in the
aizzling tiulighit, anid I remember
iat I not icd even1 then, althoighi i
uad seeni him many times before, how '
insmive and powerful was thle jaw and
ow clear andI penletrating the eye
Lie handl larger than the average man's
ud4 graspinug the bridle rein, lay upon
Ia horse'a neck.
It was General Washington, the
ornlaiauelr in chief.
The horse (lid nli t move. The rider
rit8 iotionless in tlie sadile. Ile tmere
V sat there regarding us witti that
Rlhn, icily cold gaze which we feared
lore than bullets.
We recoiled as if the enemy were
efore us-i and not behitil us, and for
ei moment we forgot the fire that
ad driven us on. Then he spoke:
'May I ask what this regiment is
Ihs tones were calm, icily cold, like
is look, but full of scorn. We heatr1
hem distinctly amid the crackling (ire
roi the British, although lie had not
eemed to raisa his voice. We made
o reply, merely looking at one an->th
r, each waiting for some other to
''May I ask what this regiment is
loing?" lie repeated, but in a louder
-Oice, andl then hie continued: "Is
his the iregilent. that I commended
Lfter Plietoii inl the presence of the
vliole armiyi for extraordinary gallantry
n the f.ce of the enemy? 18 this the
-egiment that showedl even greater
>ra'veiy at Germaintownif?
There was a cry' in, the rear of our
uddled crowl. The fire of the elieny
uim grown iotter andl had come closer.
ILt Ws scorchiing terribly, anl the regi
ient ).y an abrupt convulsive ilove
men heaved forwar i directly towarl
tle genieral. The fl3liht was about to
L3onulnl e inl spite of lii1mi.
But lie role smidenly toward us hii
face red with wraIi, ailid e slin utedl
ll it voice that rose far above the crash
of lte ritii musketrv : Where is
your colw'iel? \'iere is Colonel Gar
"The colonel is killed. i1e foll
early in the attack," repliet some one.
"A -id hiis body-where is it? h' fiat
have you dlone w ithIi it?" shouted the
aIt is back yonder,'' I replied,
amog te1 w Ibuihes on the hillside. IlIe
w is left where lie fell."
"Do yol iiean to ay thiat you have
abandloneti youir colonel's h.><' v to tile
ein m'" Iitoute l the genieral to thle
whole regin'itit rather thiati to Tie.
"DIM S anly A1ii1,tu 1an'i11 reis lit-ut lball
<hon its oflicers denla or ahive inl such at
manner? A reireat before superior
nuinihei's Cai be partltned, hut not
that. Go back ai bring lnway your
ctltonel's boitl v
Hlis voice wi laire, like everythiiing
ehe about Iim, a111 its tones rolledi
aiont g us like thunder. The men
wavered ani turned Ifleeting lances
toward thle enemy. '' hey thought of
the body of toui beloveI ~olonel l3ying
bick there aulo , the hushes and inl the
hands oif tle foe. Ile wat not alone
tle t olonel, but he fat her of the regi.
mn iit, ant it wohltI be repeated by
every otlier reLien1t ill the army as
lontg as any of us lived that we' had
h'lley still hesitated, and Captain
Mllner, runnling ainun-g them, shot
ed, "For God's sake, un,-n t-urn back
111d bling ol the coloiels body''
Ten we juniior (tlicers, inspi-ed agm
by his exaiiple, took ip the ry, and
lresety1' the soldiers themielves be
gan to shoot it It swelletd amu og u-t
liket a irefrai n, "Savye the colonel's
"C(ome, Goirdon."' shouted Captain
II linter to me1(. "T1hie war islit m hire,
but her ie. TJhis rod'et1( tak les us to thli
(cololtcl's bohly!" Aiid tuning about
lie rani towarid fte Iitish. I followed
him, andh siihdeiiy tou' meiii, wheeling,
ttoo, ran upo the01 i( Brii ti-,h vaniigunard,
shouiting thbat r'efrin~ i, "Save thle ('ot.,
utel's hodly I Save I lie colonelll' btnd) !"
Tlhiere is soiethling terrible in lie
Wi'ath of meln who have'i beenC~ throwln
linto a paiei tellrI uriuo thien, underl~ the
iiflec( oIf ai mhtfleni andit gieat, emio..
i, ecover' ~ l co ietely3 from it.
'hicy have so mnuch to attoie foi' that,
he nalunal ctour'age in them b~ui'ns like
br ue. Out' tuni was so quick. our irush
S Look at your tongue.
Ts it coited ?
The n y ou have a had
taste in your i mouth every
morn inig. Your appetite
is pooi', and food dis
tresses yoti. You have4
freqtuent headaches and
are often dizzy. Your4
stomach is weak and
your bowvels are always
4There's an old and re
Don't take a cathartic
dose and~ then stop. Bet
ter take a laxative dose
each night, just enough to
caulse onegoodl frenmove-c
me-nt the day following,
You feel better the
very next day. Your
appetite returns, your
dyspepsia is cured, your
headaches pass away,
your tongue clears up,
your liver acts well, and
your bowels no longer
give you trouble.
Price. 25 cents. Alil druggist.
" i have tak'n A yer's Pilla for 85
yars, antd I conllsitier thom, the beat
mtade. otto Pill dt's me morep od
ltta ha if a botx of any othier k nd I
havo over tried."
Mrs. N. E.TA Lu-r,*
March 30, 1899. A rr ing ton, Kane.
The Kinid Yout Have Always B
In uise for over 30 years, b1
All Cotanterfeits, Imi11tations a
Experimmts that trifewith
.Infanits and Children-Exper
What is C
Castori is a harmyless subsi
goric, Drops and Soothing k
coAltain .nteither Opium, M1
ubstcrIe. Its ag is Its g1tU
and allays Feveismess. It
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o0 fleree, that tle British were as
muchsurpried as we had beenl. TheirI
v11ianguad was Crushed inl anl ms1t t,
swept entirely from the field, and then
givinga their mlain force our second Vol
ley, we dr1ove a1L it with theC bayonet,
and always above the crackle of the rt
fles and muskets and the clash of steel,
rose that n somber Uttle cry: 'Save the
colonel's body! Save thle colol'P s
We had fied a full mile, and the colo
nel lay somnewhr ne hel, beginning
of the rout. That was our objective
point, now, and we rusthed back utpon
our own path, ibighting ats our regi
mlent, famous ine the woli oy, his
never foughit becfore, pressing heavily
and more heavily upon the Brilish and
driving them before us. I think that
no0 troops in the woIrld Could hatve heldI
us back then, and~ shoutmne our battle
colonel's body! avTe thoe oonethe
ie hid le inf oful face, d the oey'
bulit ' us, som e o the beinnie
bof the dadThth wisourndecti lh
hint nowe the uw udedack utlldove
nsrh fotht spfoe amonig theabush
asn more heil po ide.n ih n
Theiv rith uhelreoued beor hin ta
sboek ti and ston asr hatleer
Thy, we b'egad n towardm that ftlse
a~ t nd t h hien soded "Ii whereevd
he fell Iig ler in werae he ell!' ' Bu
the lco ne hlimsef, p11 a n b l,
bronlupam the buhes wondesd mh
ao wek voie;Um won dileldstinc ll ead byv
us:rIh knew tht my)0 bravo~gte bas
would iis ro e ck oie I~fr knew
at~ they wcioued:o 'lere to hee
lfell! he is weelefl! u
he (l( e us imslf, woue a s~ blody
asa weahurloiceurslve diticl ardctby
haon the wold nrtis lamyt he
we heardf to 1oft and right the long,
rolling tire of our own ai my as it press
ecd forward to the battle which we had
been chosen to open.
* - A *
That night, when the victory was
w.oni, ouri regiment, silent, subdued and
humbled lby ai miemiory, mariichedl past
Gieneral Wasinmgton and~ his staff and
our *.wni colonel, who was still pale1 and1(
weak, wearing a great baindage around
"Geneiral,"' said Captain Ilutnter to
the commander in chief, actin: its our
spokesmatn, ''is it poss5ible for the regi
ment to obtain forgiveness ? "
"Caiptaim Ilutnter, ''lie replied, "' the
regiment has earned its forgiveness ail
readly. It brought off its coloniel, and
it has the chief credit of the victory to
Then we gave a great cheer and went
to oer (quarters, happy once more. But
I reflected as 1 walked along thatt great
mien tinid miany ways to do their wvork.
--Cars on one of the suburban lInes
in St. Louis are being equipped with
telephones. The instruiment, is placed
in the rear of each car, the neogative
wire being connected through the
whbeels to the rail, and the positive
w-"e beIng fittod vith a simple devIce e
r-se nbling a jointed flehing pole, b7 t
which connection is secure-i with a
p~rineo overhead wire paralleling the .
trolley. The motorman is at all times t
ahle to commfinieate directly with the e
-The latest divorce statistics for
Paris show a steady increase. The
iumber of eases now roaches an aver-a
ugo of 300 monthly, of which 210 are t
'rom the working classes and 90 from t,
hle arIstocratic, tipper class. C
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nol-m.ia S. - B
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litute for Castor Oil, Pare
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R"AY STAECT. N4tW YORK CITY.
SOuI~RY IN WASHINGTON.
The Ambition or a 8 , leiy Leader
%Hs Heenl Nipped ti the Bud.
The Washington correspondent of
the News and Courier relates the fol
lowing story ot the reckless extrava
gance and inordinate ambition of Mrs.
Cusham K. Davis, whose husband diel
" By the (leath of her distinguished
husband one ambitious woman is out of
the race for social advancement. This
is Mrs. (usham K. Davis, wife of the
statesman who has labored so untiring
ly in his Senatorial work, and whose
last utterance was that he regretted to
die whila there was still work to be
done for his country.
Rarely has there been a woman
more talked about, more purposely
conspicuous, more ambitious in otlicial
circleb than Mrs. Davis. Phrough her
husband's position she was entitled to
much social consideration, but aside
from that she :ound many obstacles in
her path toward leadership when she
first came to Was.hington, and if she
surmounted some of them it was due
solely to her untiring e ffjrts and not
by reason of encoJuragemnent received
from the wives of senator Davis's
friends and associates In the Senate.
"Mrs. Davis is of the type Junoesque.
Her massive beauty delighted to show
itself in the most startling of costumes,
and in giving entertainments this wo-.
man's aim was to achieve something
out of the ordinry. On her reception
day Mrs. Davis has been known to
wear a Grecian costume complete, and
with one rounded arm exposed she
would entertain her guests with selec
tions on the harp.
Last winter she made her first really
startaing bid for popularity when she
took for the season a large mansion on
F arragut square and entertainec. in
cessantly foi one month. Every night
there was a dinner, card party or in
formal dance, by day there were lunch
eons and break fasts galore, and the
climax was reached when five thousand
invitations were sent out for an even
ing reception. It proved to be the
crush of tne season and substantiated
the statement that a Washington orush
can be a thing to marvel at and dread.
I went to this receptilon at 11 30 o'clock
when hundreds had already left and
were departing in throngs, but at even
this late hour It took exactly twenty
rminutes to reach a dressing room.
Many arriving guests turned from the
entrance In despair unwilling to pene
t~rate so dense a crowd, and others ar
rived at the scone of gayety, but did
not attempt to greet the hostess of the
eveniag. Trho house was cleared of
furniture and the confusion in the
liressing room was well-nigh pitiable,
so great, was the devastation of costly
wraps and gow ns. Delicate opera cloaks
wvero tossed seven rows deep upon the
'boor, their ownte wading through
he billows of finery in a vain attempt
~o find what belonged to Lbem. Several
POmnej fainted and dozens of them
~arried ilmunces, rofti-is and even
auz3 sleeves home in their arms,
heir costumes having been littrally
orn to pieces in the crowd. Thoge
ho reached the neighborhood of the
upper tabte were deluged with salads
nd wine, ano 1 heard on all sides that
end itions had been infinitely worse an
" The Davises engaged an equally
oomy house this season on H street,
pposite the French embassy and close
o the Metropolitan Club. M rs. Davis's
'lans and thoughts for the future
overed a wide area. It, was her dreama
i attain to first place In the officbi
at, and had not death intervened it is
ot improbable that Senator Davis
ould have become Secretary of State
ithe event of John Hay's resigning.
"To-day all these aspiring dream.
re shattered, and if Mrs. Davis re
irns to Washingtop she will find that
'0l) ositioOi of wife to a statesman de
asoul is far from the pileasant one of
lIe of a living, active politician."'
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knife or cautery cures In 90 per dOnt. of
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rite him today fully about your caso,
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