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a tl w ti: t t at their
T-iln ui dti1
niw re ii ;: t t ir
Ingetiani is at sai' attl tin itt'.e
Thire . 't i'p' t is i~ '.\it i t was
(( lh l t lt the ht - d listi 1.111 ish
1 oo I l it : tha tt wil i n r
ntg t li 1 i : i : - w t l w init k ilhi'l
w i n b h i t' t .Ills n'n
Itbu wnst int h-wil :i1. ' 111* , 1-l th, 'e-I
Stiwet-n l ttih s.M ti ' Vd t elI-er ti'. Tl
pv ieoph- t a'sk tt's M ill :dty g l ovhri'
that palt l i u i kilam l I, as ossutln
til;: t h ld h. I or ' I , : t )1 'itig
w ar,1'. 1 1 e but11 t--' l t Il s i,' loll ill I ht'ir
<quiet, untl-n'titlful w:Iy, g iv itig littl14
thoughit Its what Illey hit-ard- and f'eelinig
001111de011 I tilt I v 'cll i' w, \:tt' c'a Ill I t
Would ng et aO~nT1 tilt-lir.
Aw nd nlow. right tit (I 1 lt'g i 'ayl
batle was e il:w h'o ut l st at telir
Very door IS. .Just 1 fr-w * lWteI s Nw: Iy
Gneerl Steri-ling 'i'e and his rny e it'
tuell Ill gr'i v wto 't' 1:10il, Sio 'it, to) Lix
1e1s1011 al td its '-.'I t.IS4ti 1'f lilt'n i b
1tilised~ :ns 11h14y \\ I-t' t- iw ar,' I hli- ]1
ple of l'oSsuinile :Iwt a dre-vaditill
il tea 'llf Ili ti l,:Itl' I - t' ith Illi s r'
a d Ow h otitil it til t,' Ilhavy o i4011.
As hadl as w-li I-: 'lit niy, Itsi ills- till
aginatio or 1t se is ple it wlk s th thou
rlif ld wi'i.. 1I tIlli'il ti'til w ith .t
(ttll; if :;\\ 1 ilit r' r Ih:1t ik illdle
sriba b i ll- theiy -1i't s an oly hirvi
bed I it :no Thi Se eittl hall w' I i moswtn
hat the n.11d 1 tile twa t ha t11.
Ol14' oldIlla 041 kIl w l a s P.': 1 p S:111111
Son, who thad alon ht-nbi'Od tiu t :In
the viLhrd myordshok hlid lw:
gravely alld i l'dt- etd sail :11111 :lw 'll
thleg to comno .n
"As I Wive s ai n it' :ii t, ho t
markd. the wlr n't apll, y ghrot tiat
ed ais utltily in t tir tif lo-$ pr1-0 .
will he Lord. it's o .-g\%inc eto bil
emu fan t.h u-gwines to h1no- "t
down antovhevry duit. ki'e .Th
tha-'0s11 wari sur. enoughe.;"owl j
mi nde ith that war'nowed herun.
Borniene ake ion trefm-ring u 1( knowr.
all lookedi'nquiringl to nd~ with tidst
ee fin on-e anthr's aner ar it.-r
"Ohn an answr. Afte1.r' a shr woaus
rmbwaned pars .hsa con.idwly:be
hee hotn c-mnan ithl twhen it's
h-ee!. h, h-m two arjelt wil'l
lopy'ne a-kther all notve- evr'whar
w-sayn themy t to . ;i:h:in. Coani tat r
its ar it hre! 'lt a shoe ash an
thAr won'tl al e kll-y 4" one o.f t h,
"Most" she! wt b." Eben-ezru ten
thuliesd ronsolingl. '-n' ee hoay you
canmbe frelpe wth al thorsndgus tan
ther cians pivroppin a ax the r
eve' thih awatio. 'esre! ar'-w
bodywie? mot'shre dt gof killd Chris
tans ctode pas wo e a nIm-g" n
Attisg henratins .tosheor theo
wmn elt aiingn the idred
longandt fereml, whlutshe ae oflth
tomen e hto ae eind tern linuch be
less toake.r nten
"Lrd, wodiTh ar ain'tus saen o-i
boar whente rars anrte erge on,"h
ybent," Ebenze prks said soem
"Lord thewar in'tfairy go stre
4 . MONTFOltT
ever'body an e'vlc1 i-t.u is .ist sitst
till to pleCes s:1ne a so in11:111y ho gS.
Yes, sir-ee What one a11l , VIotl t git
the other dloes. atd atwixt 'eta they
make at clealti sWeep. y'oli bet. Ih iIny,
but thein wiitrs is <lrea 'ill th10ig's: l've
Lit in 'ei entot-ig to know. an to people
that iln't never hail no experience
tiey're jest awfil. lIt thati ain't ito
lso of bein skeerod. all I' you ill had
ever been inl tilie light pinies I have
been in you wouldn't. le neither.
Lan1d, I jest love wart, an I ain't no
tuore it frali of t heni guns t ha iti I woul
be of that uainy gnats. I'l rather fight
than to eat, an iIf that. battle keeps up
initch lonlger I don't helleve JI'n a-gwine
to be able to hold iiiyse'lf' oit (IV it. I
got to keep a lowerfil grip on inyself
to keep out of it tIow."
At that inoinent ,lacoh liie:ks4 gave a
start anld stood listenling intently. l'r in
the hard roadi leading south froni tiht,
village there entine the sotllid of a horse
in full gallop. h'le rest all h eini it
and stood wating In blreathle'ss silenci.
An Inqiring glance passed froin one
to antothler through the group, hut not
i word as spokin.
Tein nintutes piisst'l, andI thell . lotl'
hor'seillaii, wra iell' ill :a 4tl4itl of' (lu't.
appeared oitta little t ist, a <iuarter of :I
lliet a way. The wvolli'll s1111.tB, h
children set up a ery a111 tio 1n
grew whiter t h:in ever. E'e'zer
Sparks--well, it was ni't until tine .
clitnll t was overl that aIIny 41n1t knew
What he lid wNithIi hituself'.
Thei hiirseiinan wvas bar;e'-aitleil,: andl
as he C:ai tiaily chargin into the vil
hige hIs hair was ly iml: wildly in the
vlid, andI his f:'e lotokedl ali st ghost
IN lit its p 1ll r.
"F ly Cl'o.yu N-liv! In houwted whtvil
he w:is inc:a in-ultiigh t take hiitself
hevard. "F'Ny qiic. f1r4tey'r a-corn
In, Jni you'l1 all be killed'. -'ly! F-'
No 41n1t lu el or :+1' w. ' 'lievy weire
all sto terrotr sirlc-in th;at they h:al lost
the itower to lroivt eitiiher limb or
"They'-ie i-e inii ; thyt're at-ce ini't, a1
uillion of 'e ti n i h rstn1iIan sh lioel
hoarse-ly. ".\nt theN're :1-16illin anl
ai-slayinl an a-hin1ghtorinl Jil a-huinl
ns 1the-y gi: l ly. tly. Cmr y u1ir lie '.
Th n vias i.-(full I uf:llining of thek h1,r1
t ia i is t u w il'lis l i't ali 1 I' tI l l t'Ilil l a
llii'w I 'jl.' ' 'nt llt i'l i ii l't' ' i i l' in
tIW- 'eo110 1 tine of t -t t'
runl an14,a o I4fs s tl-t ten li
looing wanll harr thern. einte s01' keuwn
an blacngts andr fanncaust nintColun
intal. aTm w heclen hulth n tof IN
tn iu li-s. -eith: l e n efi l - nc-'. I t'n
thein. tIt was a*i htir-ina fti t vnie
Ila vh.tolsh n a a i b v l
lookng lun bua wytth a pirof.ee
nahe th.1at' ante lcu~wliethal to coini
dunand ript ItandiI i teven obeiaece, 11'
was sitran. i thy ere nd flr whenie
"Iila Phi Illr youri ll' res!" scace
-lheu hat et a tlt hof htle 1a1d sos.
denl~ tppear' *~'i nt-h the' trag iiwere
t ts terIs bt thy w retoyteiesth
e'plie id ot ti t . toli lionsiar just
I tlh i 'ci. 11:0an n gufan ha e ny.ii~a
.\hilili tha tiinn thveytwouiI her
yiave(N,13' l cs lefe it tange to lto'
therit waosa dy o sjirtrang andlori anys
deJnanded'Ot of t' hsea. "'~iAnlwh
a it t'a s c~iningt':"i,'I)ntt~'ait ii
"ThyoeinaiIy art'nt.i the hor I se nr
enlad"h e'inyri litord the'r l-oIen,
a Iiion of eint got unsl i anI of nnnons,?'
''nt they'e -cin an tl a-thighterilt
'ye -siriiin bui'oi eer 'ng 'n'hai
trikpO, ftly, lyt before I'l too(. late!"
down hiorsdog. spurredt ohi hor11an
attempitod to rito, bu t te tnter
took hohy of then Lookl bwine hand
OCand hteothll drew la yo istllfroni
anTher pqeopl ord aryt loed anth,
enazn thien ~~uouns of the Ies?
other1 protestd in ar litt ones, his~
eyes 'artng fom teir ockes, "
Just eoitilng over the ride was a herd
of cattle whillh the faritners front iIea r
Itxligtol wereit lniurr'ylig back lulto tihe
hills In order to sa:V(, tIII fromi the
depredati ons of the soldIet-t.
Tl I oseinilt itl e gillit a g~lilipse
of thle cattle back down tilt 'ontd and.
being In a iervouis state itt nleotilit of
"h tup. rl'lShoot youl like (I doll."
the tirling of ilt' glins and can non, had
taken it for grn lit ed t ha t tle sohuliers
of both aitties were comi g.
Te cotiness atd tle 1lie tiness of the
strantger reassured tle people directly.
11n14. ctSting~ aI-dle a por-tionl of thirll
fe~ar, ihey Laiheredi :to t hI, imlt, look-_
ed 111 to) hilln as a1 superior. bingl:. The
inen admirired iin I for hIs oless. ald
the wetnieni :iniiii'ed hii1 for that and
alko for his h:itlsogiie featires and his
lil vit ll ltall x inlly anform, fil n
t:IIgely ntilike tile piettple about her,
lookl1ed tirst otn the stlnger, then t
he horiseit I .lie irst slit rtgardt-el
with Anusa a l dmniration, but til
constiou sly th:I t look chLniged to one
of Shamie is site tiurned her eyes on tile
ot I er.
"Ile's Ioi suili a iii a is h.t timi
there, shlit s ill t hers l. "OhIt iny
l.ord, it' lie tily was. If he only was'"
The people. crowdllig alboutt hIhiu,
-woul hove rin:le : hero of the stran
PcIe, :1l Ito allwved them to fawn on
hiliin :i1id make (1ver htu, tlougli lit felt
that ho hall dourt nothing.. to merIit It.
It. w%:I- all very l sanit, anid hie (,n
Joyed It. especially when he sir'prised
a ltotk of adiiation iln the iyes of tht
YOUtig1 w111uall whoit ha,14 conltra, tel l11in1
with the her-St'litall, alidl they hItil bo114h
blushed antd cast their eyes down. li
that letting owlyes tlere as recog
nition - :Iy, oi t thani recognitin.
a il was :11i vt ry j h .-;sal it ) t
the tr : r nil suddenly hit past
life0 Htii bor hil; then hit t'a(W ,
pah: l ol his it rt rewl sick" at a
1.i 111i t' I' to Vn I ItN ye $ 5 11 1 j I t 1ill4
wit , t ur :t i eipr sit ncat- to hin
thes. Ti \i his way tilth g there, thiIti
othliii' t oIld lo tut in nothig bu
d'o.n' i t11.
. : in t .I IA i Il,o m .s ti.
a"iYou uns inalsa jest whp n -at till
I ien clew (I t hme. du- aid tell yo
th i. t anh:t i'eti -gti to. an
my'll itidne. t'1'lh- tori.dil I spknowt
te hh ~lnhs :n emr walfin the
sathat th tl'le niisttto a peeran
otht he' on ia ts wa u tioi' a>econ Smy-'.'
l ''Is tt, It:let, aIp'tht ieltkto pain'hn
Itant you yu tin jest ieg ntlsa citil tl
the uos wehtn hnbt nl''t i Iu liell youe.
Iht po yout aintigie his cane
d It i t liak agintt aot tn ordsl teis
tha'~t t te nitninet2( Ia preah
er titte nabIt oii-yar tta Ispek tg tore."
preach lleranou ti o dead shtrtiof
'it'nab you'll st hiei' giod eough lto
te us ofat uner heo u e i nayh't' be."
aIdpa St'tsi n thun) hitsgvhi t c
chtsitlf upwist' tiit ir of lon wo htae
thnw I down0 tiIigfhei'ntle ta islt-ot
igtoe lif wanbs going to wh hop
Teid toung trannger hving uee
thelos ofth people ai t(1:13 115 hckett' -11
lyththi naellt dascJas hiIn. as001
wh it'her ge.sgignr o ehp
penedp to bie aon eg hem.ilylit h
Verynatrly te pe11'1'tytiole~ wreeu-e
ytheyfl dcto 1 Jsusng Tihem'ts soonar
Itig to) i ssenlt flrom hIs conijecturtesi, and
In utterIng hIs last speech lie felt that
lie hadi eertIalnly put Janson down for
good and1( all.
1t .linsonl wats miore tenneltus than
Paipl supposedl, anid uafter ponderIng the
malltter a lilt lie said:
"I mny hit mIstalken. of courise, an so
maiy you, P a t, but1 iIstaken ort' my11)3
nion 11)Is thait thati feller Ia ich an t hat
hei ha~is eome here fr'om .somiewhanr to
P'al gave ni 'otfelmptuious sni1ff and
Iinduiilgt'i In a lItt'e icr'edu louis latugh.
''Yotu lhavi sa hIlt ,In Json itoberts,"
If' youlI hinIk s t hiiy arei titue wordts mieh
by3 you1 iiin goi ftiile r an say what thbat
fe'ller' is ltiurln on buin."
''(Oh, I dton't kniow,"' Jastoni repllid.
"'Most ainyfthin1g, 1 reekon.'"
'"Thlat won'tI do, .Jas'ont. It won't nIgh
dot. Youl ennO't tedgte oult of a box In
lthat sort of way. Th'le fact Is y'ou aIn't
noi not loln imiilier te sun wt~m that feller
Is here for, an yotu miottight jest. a well
"An you aIn't nto niotin nilther, Pap,
noC mUore thant I have."
"I've saId what he's here tot', Jason,
an I've saId It holdly, an, ias I remark
ed, theo words what I have spoke I stIck
to, an I'll conttner to stIck to 'emi as
long as GIah'el's got a button heft on hIs
coat. That feller Ia a preacher, an
"You haveo saId that, Pap, an thar
aIn't no tuse In yotu chlawin y'our hash
ov'er moro tihan three tImes. But I
know that teller aIn't no preach~er,
'cautse when lie conme uip hero be cuss
ed. H~e cussed 81m Banks, an he cuss
ed hIm out plaIn, lie said these words,
'Damnn you. you make aniother saea
Itientietli, woti vrd4 it% Sidi to %1111, for
hea1d iin with iy own rs, tinl
guts8 YOU liard 111111. too, l'."
"I did, Jasont. I heard imII spel
thetitvery ords. lut whallt of it
Strictly SIeAkinl. 'datuiln' il't Ito ells
wol1, alt 'Iov a lirenteh(el mloight Its
it lit (:I*;% of einlergeney, ltough I
ilin't Jest proel.."
.1111 Thorn., w%.ho hadlt revinainled Silen
aill this 11ime, sud1(dettiy broke 11nto tht
conlversatit by retuurk11itig w%-illt th
ilr otf one who has11. convictionts nil
Who is positive of tleirV Corrictnaess:
"Youi all ha ve had your' saiy tnhot
that n1in, al now it's time I was hiaa
In 1 111n1. So11i of you have r.e'kote
ole thing :ttI soilne o' you have reel
olned atitither. I't note of yott a1la
reikoneld I'lght. I ktow what that fe
itle r.. fitl I stand ready to iet a h1o0
"Wa lul t arte thlie word you 'lows t
speak, .11t1hon. lap Mani11psonl nst;
ed v tltitvil)it otts'Y, "If otl1 know's s
111110 1 all(it itIt?
"'Te word I 'low to Spe-ak Is Jes
this, 1'ap Iampson, an you all will He
it are at true word if you live lou
en1oulgh. Tha'l t 11n:1n ainl't niothinl mlot
nor less 1th: a raseal 111111 out frot
the lIw. Tha't1's the word I speak, a
it's ia word i'll st nl to itf it kills me.
''llre w a 11' ituo:nnt (i' orathe
Silee while ihe1 lpieo'e looked frot
One to l n'other. and nobody notle
that otte of thet ('0111111ny olor-ed lint
lifter shooting it conttuillptu oulls gianlt
lit .t'11 Thorn turn1ed her fact. awa:
That11 4.ne person was 1 onise, thet, younl
mill ben'outiful wvifo if m ans, tit
man who ha fled before the advnt
of a her-d ofenl.
Tho people of jlSiketts Mlill wei
lihe rtil ves1 it o11f p uIn lity i thIt ith%
e'Cre moren a rtely to hleve Ill of 1a fe
Iow crenture than thywere to believ
goodl of him. For this ireason1 tilt III:
jtrity of those presenlt fell a t once I
iit im Th rior's idev antd iproceed
to annoutie11e their helief tha-t hie Wit
To be sure, l'a1t Stiipsoll Shook Ih
hei an1 d 1thumii'ped flte earth %t'vith h1
tnne and stoutly miaintaieied that i
was C0orre110t. So did ,1ason iohert
conteld that el was right. 'l'hose tw
muen hn~il taken posiins. andi~ they- rv
i:t it was in'e)11hent on them to lni
tainl thei, and nothing short of abs
ltile Coilnvilllon would Iali'e them '
r-lletud so ilueh as a haIfsbread
Wth tht ohers, howev11 ie it wast di
"Lord, I reckett Jim11 Th1orn1 is shol
right!' 'liiks sid, brenig the ptos
Yes, sir-e! Comne to thiki of It, mi
aisort of a Snienki notion wh1 sili thi
filitlr wats hiere0 that ie wa'n't jest P:
"I ntii dt obserlved anpother, "tin
liet ail sort of nn ineasy look ahoi
the eyv. like lie wva.- skeered that h
though (Itt he overlook n1l ketlhed Il1
I lI't Ionle Of yIu use 11notiCe thit?"
lrd, I rekon I dId." another r
''11 *.1 "an I 1i d most I still(1y th1
he dhi n k't'ea to et a1 bit nIlit'rnl. I
t oti tig Iov tin a hiinut that th
"Sh 1 uksh"eela'lined a' third. "lIl set
elppil. my'2 eyes ontt'him,3 an11 I know
as wellt aso Ii.I if ' t me thate he w
ht,~'idinI ro the111 l I wouk11ild't neI) 'l
mase adn't a-inentione itlust .q
thes m'ena a a fold, incI'treulous14 siet
h1 i face an a look111 4'14 oflntempt shinh
of1 theiltu' wsuterin altltI tostive' fal
holl an ht not'21 t onel~ oftI thilt h:11
thought o Jimh'' Nil'v5tin tas a1 irasen' a
lsugges'tee1 lt it. I 3'S Wc NlIi1 11
"ot nder4 that ~wthet''l ebap's bean up
" )~lot 14 hoiethegi't been (It lh
nt oody,"' liiks' reinarkedN with. a lhu
dote, "butlke enoughl tha4t's( jat whil
"IOkefrt t iy he hat11 h's s td a~(t ho
orso1t4h11"1101e a d d.".le
''h, judg3n by4' i l'0oolas." ' i
tlz"r he waought. ''lbe a1''I gank f
a~'lll) 11(now. 1 I'an, t' l'i a ll noth
got'a(buhel oft'o hid about' hii
te partd of te sakers, for' none < '
JIn'ks Aei'ln. It1 ''IL stange, howevt
how 51)ar to 1thek '1 truth 1mere sit''1
Alelin0(I wla aI gmoliv from1~l th'ezt'
''ah 1113't nor( .Tii thme of te1 lin
Iin!IsJes slio'ed stongly ~ot itt
Ar llt ton 1 a1 t thi'ys (lIt the11 atteti.
subjet.' Ia ds. (pars had is Spme hi'
In inOamn the m. hgter to c kill e an
haggari l d ad got eyes~l 0 l wtihtnts.
"W~thr's mygolt nn?" shi ri<
"Whar's~l I~lhene('1zer? tlinn' none <li)
Ni( o ungtl thisf mhie'net luut any oe
tai oio toe wnigtr isoterh
asck tlis weher, ath.oAugh ho nrl
ltonkely emerdrmf to (nee..jp ,h
0 that Mis. -1ivni6hi wits illtenstly iI vur.
- liest and sorely troubled. and li pit let
i her. l- erybotdy knew -henliezer Spiark4
wis i hii'aggirt and a cowird *every
k body except his wire, tile ole persoi
' who 8hou1ld have linown It better tht1
Ially onle telse oil 4,arth1.
0 Tho blintd, mireisoning fatlt soin
I. Ivves repose lit their tishitlds Would
be rItI(iIculous were It hiot m) patil1hette,
t atnd 'Mrs. Spaiks was of that class.
"I gutess you iiln't got n1o cnll to bt
t'iered iliout Ebenezer, Mrs. Sparks,'
Itleks remariliiked presetlt3y. "You C11i
jest lh.t h niin't gone to jine no wll
tank thalt he'll turn up1 here the0 fuiel
thing you kiow."
''lhe, wvoni shook her head.
"Yout enn't fool tue." shie replied,
t "iYou uns ill dol't know IHbenezer likt
I. do. If you uns haid ever hieard bin
14 talk as I have, a-tellin ab1ioIt the ttime,
whv~enl ho fit Into thle will anl whu~pp~et
lthie baittles, yoll lis would knlow whllt
heis now. Tin% alit ag'in I've hieari
him i-sighlit al a-hopin for a wari ti
git started, so's ie coild glt it aiiSi
t to Jine it ait fight like lit uster. lit
ws shy, Jinl hoet wouldn't. tell You al
9 theill things, bit ho told 'eni to ine1."
E.venl fileks sinilled ait this. Ile conht
ntot help It wnvvi he reinembhered hlon
often Ebewnezer, sitting by thle stort
stove or Inter eveiings, iad iliostet
of his binve exploits inl w.rI1 lind yelil
ed, :Is it sick chibi yeatrnis for Its imoth
er, for' a (11:1nce to repelnilt theln. Eheii
izer's ltlodesty. like his braveiy, was
e i re initter of a ill t lo .
.just nt athitionment a boy camne run
ning down the street in a i bgh state o
9excitveiet, anld, stopping inl fronit o1
tite grolip, [ite'd out
"You all bI ti coiet' nlii gi I bene
Zer Sparviks outeni the store 'clnr, 'enisi
it If hie stys thr 11'inuch longtr he'll bW
dol er '.ill 1 it ekerel. Il's 11uos
latyed t now, 1 guess.'"
Tiere Wa1.s .i linineniit's S ileIce; thel
several of the ien broke into a lout
it laugh. 'resently Ilicks turned to thi
boy anid sni:1it iy t'ecli''
. "Is Ebnllzer in Iy store cellar?"
''"You hett to. is,"' i lie boy replied, ''at
be cani't git out1, nu ither', 'less'n he':
"Whyl 3, lie's aill bmuied up under yol
till's ntlet's. T 's' tuost a thlouisant
rbushl~t s otop 11 of hits.''
- Withoiut aniothter' wvord IIleks led th,
way3 to te cellIar,' and there, suir
~enlough, they3 foundtt Ebenezer, th
biav andS li tie bol, buied untder'
iiiass (1f ta~ftots' wiich hald r'olle
Itdtown'i ov'er htim whe he01 hadlti attempj~te
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hetwas hauldctout, ant whenthe me-ii
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Itot gct aiigr-y. but he' tiiouht bell ti er
It andt grinnedci instendt.
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whup nio baittles, nit it looks like we
tins war right."
"1-] did start to jitie the war,"
Ebenezer stammered, "but how could
I git to go any futdder when I done
got kotched u nder' themit derneti ta
")id you 'low thi1 walIr had dotne
retched cle:In to liciks' ellr," 'a
Simjpson asked, ",tit % witar you down
thnr lookin roui 'mong them taters
for a battle to whlp'(
Eihellezer gil ii'dI. hitIt muxte ii reply,
Ills wifet however. who had com1e up
just inl time to hear Pap's quest ion,
"I rekoti, 1'ap Smpison, you all
thinks you uis is poverful smart. My
lan11d, dhin't nionte of you tinS tiever
start nowhliar an git lost on the wayi
I [umn ph! Like as if' Elhenlezer couldn't
'a' fell into that celhir or grt sort of
rattled an enn lutio it by istaxke!
Iteekoni thle nie xt thinig you all 'Ill he
tr'y in to inke Out. thait E-hene'zer ite m'
"L1ordi, Mils'us Sparks. we donil't needc
to do naitry slich a t hing its t hat,'' l'ni
Sampson~0t tellieil iuromtoly. "lhe
zer has done tmadec that all out as pilati
as th ose ont your face isselfI. Yes,
"Gue: l.:he(nezer ant Siti Haniks liat
d1(otne shouwedl jest how bravei thiy are,'
Jnstmn itheris observed, wtithi a haug.
"'Onte of 'emti a-idin ini a cellnr ani thei
oither'n iearini downv tihe toadh lippiety
elhltii-ty, :t al ol ott icoiunit of o drove
oif old cows. Say, I het th le wair'd soon
he fit if they utn: had a whintk at It.'"
sa id, withi a chuitkie. ''Why, It'd jest
lhe whupn pedi oll to i'raz~zles In tio tIme.'
Then(1 e'verybodiy laughted-ever'ybody
Sexc'ept Sparks andiu Banks and t heir
,wives. 'lThe two first hunig thteir' heads
in shiatme, Mr's. Spar'ks br'Istled up in~
her husbantd's dlefense, while Mrs.
Banks gave her' husband at look fulhl of
disgust antd coolly Iturned hter' hack onl
Mrxs. Mannt ntoti'edl the 'ondullct of
Mrs.q lltanks and lpromiptly called atten
tion to It by say inzg:
"Lor'd, ILoucesy, you aIn't nigh soi
quIck to sitnd tip for' your' ihuand a
Betty Spat'ks is for her'n. Y'ou aets for
all the world jlest lIIke you is plu mh
asiharned of Slum.''
"'I amt,'' Mrts. Banks r'eplied flatly.
"Who could help being ashamed of at
cowtard, I'd like to knowt"
Situ looked tip at his wife, a paitned
expr'esslotn In his eyes ad his face very'
"Loneesy," he gasped, "you dnst to
talk that at-way~ about mue ant we uns
jest been married ax year'
"I1 dare't to speak the truth,'' Mirs.
Bantks replied cutIt Ingly, her' lip. enurl
lag wIth scorn. "'I'm pilunib ashamed
"'Thetn yout dhon't love mue ntone,"' Simu
whtlimpered birokeni heartedly. ''A wife
what loves hex' old mian ainx't goin to
runt him down afore ot her' folksq. Lou
eesy, you don't love ime; you dlon't love
Mt's. Haxnks, istead of being touched,
gtave her' husbanmd one scortnful glance
and1 turtned atid walked away.
With hei' tutter want ot tact Mrs.
"I guess, Sitm Hanks, Loucesy's been
n-cotntrastin you with that Mrt. Mielvin,
nnt I reckotn site thitnks you ain't munch
shiakes compla red withI him."'
Situ's eyes flashed fire int ian Itnstatnt,
and, tr'embl) ig wIthI antger, lie er'led:
"Yot nre nt-lyiln, Mrs. Mitnn, wh'len
you say any slech a thing as that, an If
you wafs a man 1(1 whutp you till youx'
hide wotuldnt't hold( shucks. Haoitn't tio
body13 got ino calil to speak tnary a wordh
ag'in L~outesy, an I ain't goun to statnd
still an let ito sichi a wot'd he spoke.
Tfhat's Jest what I got to say, axi I
Mirs. Matnn snitfed contemtptuously.
"'Sitm Hatnks,"' she satid, "yotu kini Jest
statnd tip fox' Loucesy all you pleases,
but I mind she didnlt't stand( up fox' you
notne, att imy notion is she hain't goin
to stand up for' yotu, tio matter what
antybody ays. I've got eyes, an what
I see I see. Loucesy wias plumb struck
with that muai an y'ou mark tmy words,
Sim Banks, If she ever gits to know
him she'll erato love his little finger
better thant al 'll1 ever' lovo your whole
body. You je~t hear them words in
tmhi, Sitm Banks, an if you live yotu
will find thaut they go the goanel truth."'
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[TO BE CONTINUED.7
A company has been organized at
New Berne, N. C., to promote forelgn
immigration to the State. Mr. A. Ko
lischer, a banker of Berlin, came across
a German translation of the North
Carolina handbook. Ile was so much
attracted that he made a special visit
to the State, and in compay with Mr.
John W. Thompson inspected different
sections. The results were so satisfac
tory to him that lie organized the com
pauv, which will assist immigrants from
Germany in securing farms of from
twenty-five to fifty acres, so arranged
as to mecet their personal wishes.
At 1tussell Springs, Lo'gan Counf y,
Ka naas, the young peopl1o) made ar
rangemnents to hold a (lance on Wash
inigtoni's b)irthdlay, engaged a hall and
i~ssued a hiundred1 r more inyitationp.
At the timex a revival was in progress
and before it was over the owner of
the hall was converted and decided it
was wrong to let his propert~y for (lance
parposes, and informed the young peo
ple they wouldl not be allowed to use it.
As a resutl of the anti-saloon agita
tion in Kansas, a " jointkeeper " at
Wetmore was notified on a Saturday
that lie woulid be given until the fol
lowing Tuesday morning to close his
place, ie at once got out a thousand
hiandlbills ananncing a " grand clos
ing " on Monday evening, to which
" one and all " were inyited. A local
paper dlescribes the " grand closing "
as " the biggest drunk the towna ever
At an inqluest at Columbus, 0.,
where a baby had burned to (loath by
an accident, its clothing having caught
fire, one of the jurymnen offered this
ad(1vice: If people1 would only rinse
clothing, after washing, in a solution
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take fire:, if they came in contact with
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Some very desi'rable win
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