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Jeff Devi* In Montgomery.
holy wnr for defense. Well do I remem
ber seeing your gent?o boys, so small, to
lise u farmer's phrase, they might have
been celled seed corn, moving on with
cager step and fearless brow to tho carni
val of death; ami I have also looked upon
thom wh'en their knapsacks ami muskets
BCOUied heavier than the boys, and my
oyes, partaking of a mother's weakness,
filled with tears. Those days have passed.
Many of them have found nameless
graves; hut they are not dead. They
Uve in memory, and their spirits stand
out a grand reserve of that column which
is inarching oil with unfaltering steps to
ward thc goal of constitutional liberty.
"lt were in vain if T should attempt,
as I have already said, to express my
gratitude to you. I am standing now
very nearly on thc spot where 1 stood
when I took thc oath of of?CO in 1801.
Your demonstration now exceeds that
which welcomed me then. This shows
that tho spirit of Southern liberty is not
dead. [Long and continued applause.]
Then you were full of joyous hopes.
You had every prospect of achieving all
you desired, and now you oro wrapped
in tho mantle of regret-and yet that re
gret only manifests more profoundly, and
does not obliterate, tho expression of
"I felt last night as I approached the
Exchange Hotel, from tho gallery <>f
which your peerless orator, William L.
Yancey, introduced me to the citizens of
Montgomery, and commended me in lan
guage which only his eloquence could
yield, and which far exceeded my merit,
1 felt, T say again, that T was coming to
my homo, coming to a land where liberty
dies not, and serious sentiments will live
forever. [Applause. ]
"1 have been promised, nvy friends,
that I should not bo called upon to make
a speech; and. therefore, I will only ex
tend to you my heartfelt thanks, dod
bless you, one and all. old men and boys,
and tho ladies above all othors, w ho novel
faltered in our direst need." [Loud mid
long continued applause.]
When ho retired the shouts were sc
long and loud that Mr, Davis had to gi
to tho front again. Hu bowed his ac
knowlcdgmcuts and thanks.
Governor O'Neal, when it was possibli
to bo heard, made a handsome speech ii
reference to the cause of tho gathering
and ol' tho love the people of tho Soutl
feel for the statesmen anti soldiers of tin
South, and introduced General John ?3
Gordon, thc orator selected to deliver tin
address, as in Mr. Davis's feeble COlldi
tion it was understood he could onlj
speak a few minutes. General Gordoi
received a grand welcome, as many sol
dicrs that he had commanded were pres
In opening his address General Gordoi
made an eloquent allusion to Mr. Davis
in the course of which ho said:
"Aa I saw liim in that first great coallie
ol' the Confederacy, with the shouts <>
victorious legions in his ears, and tin
glory of battle on bis l'ace, he was in th
meridian blaze of his fame, eommandnij
tho unqualified confidence of bis South
em count ry men and the attention o
Christendom, But as a prisoner, strii
ped of all power save tho power to ot
dure, sustained by thal majestic spir
which no force but death could compiei
awaiting ins judicial trial and ail its col
.sequences with a repose of mind, >i
equip?se aud dignity of demeanor rurel
? .quailed and never excelled, it was thc
that lie bound himself to the hearts <
his people in deathless affection and roi
to tho .sublimest height of tho morall
heroic. Of these two scenes, tho one i
tho fortress was moro profoundly in
pressive. Its lesson is of inostimab
value to the young men of our count r;
lt teaches that no revulsion in politic
fortunes, however sudden or extrem
can overwhelm or crush the man who:
aims are lofty and whose life is blameles
To my mind, gnat and grand as he wi
ni the hour ol' bis most splendid triumpl
he was greater and grander still in tl
iiour of his deepest humiliation, Ai
when alienation ami bitter.memories a
gone, when the crucial test of historic
analysis shall be fully, fairly and trot
fully made, then his name and his lam
his conspicuous services to the count
before ibo war, his unrivalled State p
pers and tijanly uttcrnriCfS during t!
Avar, and his moival elevation ana m?tc
less fortitude as prisoner of State aft?
tho war, will command universal rcspo
and challenge unqualified admiration. "
In alluding to the achiev emcnts of ti
Northern and Southern armies, Goner
< Jordon said:
"I acknowledge inferiority to no ma
in admiration of tho broad liberalit
which prompted tho efforts of Chark
Sumner to strike from the flags of th
Union the names of thc battles bctwcc
bis estranged and embittered countn
men; yet I subscribe neither to its polie
nor to its justice. All honor to the spir
of tho man who, facing a storm of polit
cal wrath, could rise to tho lofty pnrpof
of destroying all mementoes of Norther
triumph over his Southon) conntrymoi
All honor to the eloquent utterances b
which ho sought to make practical hi
magnanimous conception I But 1 uttei
ly dissent from the opinion that sue!
oblih ation was either essential to th
fraternization of the sections or just t
the intrepid armies of thu Union. Til
ono thing essential to tho manhood aa
self-respect and, therefore, I repeat, t
the patriotism of tho people, is that e\
act historic, justice shall bo meted to enc
army and all sections. Let molloioil
detraction cease; let envy, which cn
slaves ignoble minds, find no place in th
breast of any lover of truth. 'Wit!
what mensuro ye mete, it shall bo mea.'
ured to you again. ' A just appr?ci?t io?
of tho motives that impelled and of th
heroism which sustained each army am
section in their Titanio conflict, is th
symbol as well as sustenance of patriot
ism. Illiberal criticism is not only un
patriotic-it is irrational. Merited en
OOminms of Southern heroism is impliei
eulogy of Northern j ?rowes?, which, in
spired by devotion to tho Union of th
States and sustained through privation
and blood by tho profoundest convk
tiens, brought at last this lion-hearte
section to defeat and surrender. On th
oller hand, laudations of tho great coin
mander? of tho 'Army of tho Potomm
und of their fearless followers and th
monuments built to their memory ar
monuments also to Loo and bis barefoot
t?nd hungry heroes, who for four bloody
yean kept those vast niunbors ot bay,
and in tho spaco of three years defeated
and forced from tho supremo command
at least flvo of these renowned Federal
At tho conclusion of General Gordon's
eloquent address it was announced that
Mr. Davis woidd receive bia friends at
the City Hall. As be started from the
Capitol portico the artillery boomed forth
and bred a salute of ouo bund reu guns.
Tho sumo scene of cheering and waving
of handkerchiefs was enacted as when
the procession moved up the avenue.
Mr. Davis was earned to the City ll nil,
where genera) handshaking was indulged
in by a vast number of callers, only per
mitting a moment to each. This ended
the day's demonstration. It was a grand
success, rain during a portion of the day
being the only drawback. Universal
good humor prevailed. It is impossible
b> estimate the crowd, but it was fully
twenty thousand in the streets and on the
THE sin TIIEHft DAPTIHT8.
Thlrty?Flrat Henton of th? Convention-A Large
Gathering Expected In Montgomery.
Tho thirty-first scssiou of the South
ern baptist Convention will be held in
Montgomery, Ala., on Saturday. The
Kev. J. ii. Hawthorne, of Georgia, will
preach the Convention sermon. The
Southern Captist Convention was organ
ized at Augusta, Ga. There are now
in the United States 2,572,288 Baptists.
Of these 2,1)00,000 aro in that scope of
country over which the Southern Baptist
Convention extends. The Convention
docs its work through two boards, viz:
The foreign mission board, located at
Richmond, Va., the Kev. H. A. Tupper,
D.D., corresponding secretary. The re
ceipts of this board last year were 881,
289.59. Thc board bas missions in
Mexico, brazil, Africa, China and italy.
The Kev. Churlos Mindy, D. D., of
Greenville, is vice-president for South
Carolina. Thc second is tho homo mis
sion board, located at Atlanta, Ga., the
Kev. J. Ti Ticbonor, D.D., correspond
ing secretary. Last year's recepta were
$71,481.88. They reported 185 mission
aries, 2,0:51 baptisms, 1,001 additions in
all; three churches organized. Among
tho Colored people thc board has boen
holding institutes, theological, at which
170 preachers and deacons have been
taught. The mission fields01X3 in Arkan
sas, Louisiana. Texas, Florida ami in
dian Territory; in Key Weal among tho
Cubans, and also the Levering School in
the Indian Territory. The Kev. ft, NV.
Sanders, of Chester, is vice-president for
South Carolina. The officors are elected
annually. Those ?if last year were the
Kev. P. II. Mell, LL. D., of Athens,
Ga., president, and the Kev. Lansing
burrows, D.D., of Augusta, Ga., and
the Kev. O. F, Gregory, ol' Baltimore,
The rates of travel for delegates have
been fixed so low by the railroads that a
large attendance is expected from South
The Causee of Failure in Life.
A literary client of thc great itouioikc,
who has originated a new industry ia thc
paste aild-scissors lim1, has given that dili
.nt newspaper clipper an order to collect
information regarding Causes of failure in
life. Konielkc, therefore, with his usual
/.eal, lias issued one of tho cruelest of cir
i idars "to all curates of more than 40yt art
of age, lo all unknown barristers, and '(
certain members ol Parliament and publh
men." Wo wonder what tho unfortunate;
think when they lind themselves thin
Btlimped with thc Koineike brand as pan ni
failures, ano a list of guesses at Ila: names
of thc certain members of Parliament am
public moil who have received circulai'
would bc instructive and entertaining. Ir
journalism, il a man |)as.-es x> without
achieving success in his avocation, Uomciki
(bibs him a failure, and sends him "a foin
of Inquiry," This "form of inquiry" is toi
curious not to l>e printri !,4 its entirely. Il
runs as follows.
"To what causes do you attribute )'?>U1
failure in life? I.--.of-profession
-, attribute my failure ia life to the fol
lowing causes: 1. Drink; (say what drink.
2, Gambling (turf, cards, or what?) :)
Dishonesty. I. I.'nf on.?iv teacquaintances,
5. Marriage, 0. Single life. 7. l/isincjina
lion to work. 8. bending or borrowing
(say which.; t?. Unpopular viows, (politi
cal;) unpopular vf owa, (religious.) 10. To
bacco, ii;; what form.; ll. Honorai inca
pac?*" ^ Other causes, general rc
maries." . ... . ? ,
if any of our rcadcT? f^??raWlw?iV^
bosom themselves to Romo^* .*!
rory ellem they can till in thia eu... *"*p?
and send it to our ellice, to bc forwnnlcu
after perusal.-Patt Matt Gazette.
A Good Many Failure*.]
During thc year 1888 there were 10,068
failures in business in the United Slates
and Canada. Some of Diese were big con
cerns, und some were very small. Failure
is sorrowful business to any niau, especial
ly il it is health that fails. A great many
innes 10,.Mis people fail in health III the
course of a year. Many of them might bc
saved if they would take brown's Iron
Bitters, tho groat family medicine and re
storer of wasted health. *
-Tito great majority of English medi
cal women undoubtedly many either be
fore or soon after they complote their
curriculum; in fact, one almost fancies
that men either perversely seek OS wives
the very type <>f women whose intellec
tual tastes they pretend to detest, or pru
riently apply matrimony as a solvent of
-Tlie French Minister of thc Interior
has issued an order to the Mayors and
Prefects of France that they are to do all
in their power to dissuodo emigration.
The French are thc least migratory of
nations, the annual average of emigrante
being under 5,000 out of a population of
-Senator Bowen, of Colorado, says
that Attorney (?encrai Garland will not
resign. In his opinion "the investiga
tion lins developed nothing but the fact
that Garland was unjustly accused and
-A Baptist missionory in China writes
home that what an American family
throws away in a year would koopa dozen
Chinese families; and what a Chinese
family throws away in tho samo timo
would not feed a mouse.
-The fund for tho widow of General
Hancock, now being raised in Boston, is
nearing tho sum of $10,000.
NORTH GEORGIA OUTLAWS.
THB STOnV OK A M AI? WHOSK HEATH
IS ltKCORDKD ON A l'OPI.AKTUKlC.
A Narrative of Some Very Lively Expe*
rlriK'CH Anion); tito MooiiHlilii?"rx.--Tlio
Narrow lOscapo ?O' a V??nture?ouio Fel
("Kuharlee" hi thc AVw York Slur.)
About tho middle of last December
Deputy United States Marshal Kellet
was mu rdered by moonshiners in
thc mountains of North Georgia. An
account ot* his killhrg, published in n
New York newspaper, said that
another notch was cut in thc big pop
lar that guards tho entrance to Sleepy
("ove, tho retreat of thc outlaws,
making live in all, each significant ol
thc death at tho hands of thc illicit
whiskey makers, ol a revenue oflloer.
Now, I was until recently a revenue
olliccr, and I can without fear of con
tradiction say that no ono is better ac
quainted witli Sleepy ('ovo and that
big popla. than mhysclf. 1 knew wi'
three of the poor fellows wdiose epi
taphs stund gaping there, silent bat
awful warnings, to all who would dis
turb (hi1 lawless men (d' that lonely
cove: the li ft h notch is for Kellett, but
for whom the fourth Avas cut seems
still to be a mystery lo the surround
ing neighborhood. Moonshiners sel
dom moke mistakes in their matters of
murder, but in this instance I think
they have, lost their reckoning. That
fourth notch was cut for mc. I saw it
done, willi death staring inc in the face,
ls it possible that thc outlaws still be
lieve my bones are bleaching on the
damp ground in Smoky Hole?
When notch No. .'I was cut there
was a great stir in North Ucorgia.
Country people were wild with ex
citement. Keveline men riding through
the mountains had a sort of itching in
the back, and were inclined often to
turn in the saddle. Wc laid the mur
der of W- at the door of the noto
rious Cap Hawkins, the daring leader
ol a fearless band of. outlaws in thc
Coillltta Mountains, and as soon as
possible wc were on his trail with a
good pack of bloodhounds. The scent
was cold, and w lien we had penetrat
ed seine eight miles into the range the
dogs became disheartened. Atter
troting round us time and again in
search ol'the trail they gave il. up, and
we were forced to retreat without
having accomplished anything.
lt was dusk w hen wc got out of the
deep wood ;, and began to look about
for a place for the night. A log*cablti
of two roomsjwas not inviting, but the
old crone who came lo the door said
she could provide for one of the party,
Mid that tho others might fltid accom
modations at anothor cabin a milo
down thc road. In some way it was
arranged thal I should slay at her
house, and join the party next morn -
ing. She ?nado mc as comfortable as
possible, for supper I had pine corn
bread and molasses, with a tin cup of
something hot which she called coffee.
While 1 ?ne she smoked a clay pipe,
sitting in the chimney corner with her
leg< crossed and hm1 fool swinging in
cessantly. Who ll she spoke lo nie,
which siic did oftener than I liked, I
could not help feeling that she was
trying to pump nie. She wanted to
know entirely too much about thc moon
shiners and the revenue men, and
before 1 finished my meal she made mc
look upon her with suspicion, Once
or twice I allured lo her family, for I
thought it strange that she should live
alone, and even went so fur as to
inquire about her husband, and ask
w hen he would bc at home, lint she
replied CVasoly, and all I learned w as
that ker old man and three grown
boys were np on thc mountain, tend
ing crops, lt did i.o! require much
exorcise of my imagination (o deter
mine what kind ?d' crops ?hey were
tending. In thinking ol' them my
hand went instinctively to my trusty
revolver, and Ila! touch of the cold
steel braced nie up. I wondered how
the men were gelling on down at thc
other cabin, and if they could hear a
plato] shot that far oft*.
When thc old woman had shown me
to my room, she returned to her chim
ney corner and her pipe and her fool
swinging. My bed was an old fash
ioned 0U0, 'villi ropes for springs and
bear skins for mattress and cover. 1
didn't undress, bul ?rawiad just os I
was between the skin-, and laying on
my back, thought 1 should not do
miicll sleeping. When my eyes grew
accustomed to to tho darkness and
wandi rod aimlossly over the open ced
it g. I saw something about thc size of
the bed hanging directly over me. It
seemed to swing slowly back and
forth, I stood lip and touched it,
examined il as minutely aa possible,
and again lay down, it was nothing
bid three or lour bed quilts stretched
across two boards supported at the
-.i* h; short ropes. If it grew colder
cn?, ' -'>< I vV?U'd reaeh up to them
in thc lng?..
for more cover. , . v*Htii
I intended to stay awake, but ...
have been nearly asleep when a crack
ing noise aroused nie. The next
moment it was repealed, and the quilts
above mc descended rapidly. It Hush
ed upon me that I was in a trap.
Drawing my weapon, I attempted to
spring ont of bod, determined to sell
my life dearly, but as I straightened
i? I> thc quills covered me, and before I
could throw them off strong hands
w ere al the corners, lt seemed as if a
ton weight had fallen upon me and
doubled mc up. My head was bent so
close upon my breaat that my neck
would brcuk. My breath came short
With a frantic struggle 1 cocked my
pistol and placing the muzzle close
against the quilt pulled tho trigger. I
tired at random, trusting thal fate
might guide tho ball into tho heart or
head of sonic ono of my cowardly
assailants. The concussion was awful
in that narrow space. Tho smoke
filled my eyes, nose and oars; tho shot
rang through my brain; I felt that my
last hour had come. My Cod, how I
suffered I I remember a derisive
laugh that seemed to have como from
another world, then something struck
mo on the head.
When' I recovered consciousness I
was lying on my back in a jolting
wagon, with my hands and. feet
securely bound. Thc pale blue ol the
sky abovo mc and Hie hazy outlines of
tho three-tops reaching overhead tobi
ino that day was breaking.
"Wal, Kamel, air yo como roun' all
right?" said a deep voice at my head,
liaising my eyes, I saw loaning over
me the grizzly face of tho outlaw.
Cap Hawkins. He broke into a wibi
laugh at my look of astoiiishincn'..
"Didn't 'spect lor soo mo this morn
in', did ye, Kurncl?" he said, taunt
ingly. "Whar air yor dogs?- liai hal
-an* yor hoi sos?-bel hoi-an' yor
bawl bawl hoi-an' yor ropy tal ion?
Aw, Lordy I Say, Kurnol, whar air
yo a takln' mo this morn in'? Air ye
a-goin' tor lock old (Jap Hawkins up
His laughter ccIiQcd through thc
woods ami Hounded flonish as lt came
back from tho mountain side. I knew
Cap Hawkins well. Law loss as ht
Was, there was in his composition ii
certain wild chivalry peculiar to these
men of tho mountains. Bravo a? n
lion, bo had an unbounded admiration
for courage in others; cunning as t
fox, ho respected a man who could
outdo him in craftiness. Knowing
this, I determined lo assumo a bold ail
and affect a supremo indifl'crenco tc
my fate, whatever that was to be.
"O, Cap, dry up," I began, winking
slyly at bim. "Don't frighten tin
rovonuo men; they'll bo after yon
Again bc roared as if ho would
split his sides over the joke. He wm
"Say your prayers, Cap," 1 con
tinned. "It'll be a long time before
you sec daylight again."
"Whut tur yo a-drivin' at, Kurncl?'
ho asked, seriously, casting his eyc?
about him. My shot had missed, but 1
"Well, you see, Hawkins, now tba
I've got you in my power I'm going U
put you out of the way for good. Yoi
come along with mc to the Cove
There's a warm hole 111 the sido of tin
mountain in which you can spend tin
winier, board and lodging free. Come
brace up, Cap; when you sec bou
comfortable it is in there you'll wan
to lease thc place tor Ufo."
Thc outlaw made no response lo nu
random talk, nor did bc laugh as bc
fore. Something seemed to worn
him, for he lidgetcd about, scratcbei
his uncombed head and ran his boilj
lingers through his grizzled, tangle!
"Look a-hvar Kurnol," said tia
moonshiner, loaning (dose to mc am
boring into mo With his black eyes
"air vc ever been thar?"
"There? Where, Cap?"
"That thar hole ye air a-goin' 01
"Why, of course, don't I know ever)
hole and crag in the Uohuttas?"
"Then that settles it, Kurnol.
'lowed yo war jokin'. Waw, Patsy
waw, Suck, wawp."
He reined in his horses and stopp?e
tho wagon. Taking upan ax he handel
it to some person oil the ground, um
said a few words which 1 did not un
derstand. I tried to raise myself h
look out, but fell back helpless, full o
sharp, shooting pains. My joints re
fused to bend, my neck creaked whei
1 tried to turn my head and the st rug
gie of the night came back to nie like i
horrible repetition. At tho first soma
of thc ax Cap Hawkins put his urn
under my back and forced me to si
"Coho air a-euttin' vcr tombstone
Kuruc), an' I Mowed ye'd like ter git
To thc right of the wagon stood
giant poplar lifting its shaggy top 80
feet above thc road. In its trunk wer
three gaping wounds, and a moor
shiner ill broad hat and big boot? wa
culling ti fourth, Two other ilblooh
iiiLr men stook near, their guns in tbci
"Kurncl," continued my guard, "d
yowani 1er write yor opcrtaph?" Th
men I aug hod al their chief "Thei
otlnr three. Bevies didn't git nar
chance ur write tin ira. Boys, airan
o' j o L; ? * t a pencil ?"
TOO well I knew the moaning Of till
not?.h from which the sappy chips wei
Hying. My heart quivered as the ii
ate its way into Hie snit. wood. M
face must havo reflected my though
tor tho outlaw, giving mc a gent
push, sont mo on my back.
"Lay down, Kurncl, ail' don't git I
al ld red skecreri," he said. "That air
mighty comptable hole up in the hil
-hoard an'baigin' free." Antique
lng my own words, he fairly made tl
welkin ring willi his coarse laugbte
"Surely you don't intend to murd
me, ( ?ap'f"
"That air jes about it, I roeko
Kurncl. Ye air 'oross the dead lin
an' vcr cpertaph air done been writ
Before I could say more his thr
companions climbed into the wag(
beside mc. Clucking to his horses !
drove on at a trot through the pat
and aB the sun rose over the moil uta
wc entered tho precincts of Slcej
Cove, lt must have been 10 o'cloc
yet into that lonesome spot tho si
was just beginning to pour his raj
By '.' ?i. m. ho would disappear belli)
thc jagged cluj, I ha' formed thc we*
ern boundary of the. retreat, and tl
long twilight would set in wtth i
spectral shadows chasing each oilier
thc dark wood. Often bad I heal
?he, country folk talk with bated brea
of the horrors of Sleepy ('ovo. Go
lins, they said, dwelt in the momita
caves, coming forth at dusk to fro]
with the fearless moonshiners, ai
dancing at midnight upon thc slippoi
crags, Qhonls, armed with the bon
of murdered men, kept nightly vigil
the narrow pass, and if any hmm
being approached from tho outsit
tboy garnered around thc giant popl
? *?o.I beat Uh"'? tho bark till the frig!
. *'?>Aup?)a)cd in tf)o dirccth
cued man u.. , xV~ ?um but ll
whonco he cami!, IM, .
moonshiners had ever been known ,
come from Slcopy Cove alive, cons
OJUOlltly none ever voluntarily entere
Hint wild uncanny place.
These thoughts wen! passing throne:
my mind when suddenly thc Wage
Stopped, and thc fenn men threw thei
selves into attitudes of attention, gras
lng their guns and casting (urti'
glances ?t each oilier. Straining ii
oar I thought 1 heard tho faint yelp
a hound. Cap Hawkins lashed 1
horses into a gallop, and wc sped <
through tho woods for half a mil
stopping again in the shadow of a eli
At their leader's ordor two of tho rn?
lifted mc out of thc wagon, and lu
dragged me to a spot wbcro tho oar
formed a kind of bench against ll
rock wall. Placing mo on thc groin
they began prying at a bowlder whic
gradually yielding to their haud-sticle
rolled over on its sido, exposing a bc
in the cliff. Into this they magg
me for some twenty feet, and toss
mc on a bcd of leaves. Then ono
tho mon brought in some food, ai
another water and another wood.
I (urned to the outlaw leader ai
asked how long ho intended to ko
me prisoner. Ile laughed nt thc qm
tion, but unoh- no reply. Coing to t
cave's mouth he peered stealthily oi
listened nwhilo and came back to n
Tho rc was an ominous glitter in J
eyes. It looked Uko murder. B
God ! Was h? going to bury mo adv
I begged him to shoot me, cul rn
throat, hang mo-anything but lea
mo t hero to starve But ho poid
a; tent ion to my appeals.
"Kf yo air 'livo whon I git ba<
Kurnol-cf I git back," he saki, "wi
mo an' the boys moiight put a loe
load in yor carcass. Ye may hcv co
p'ny 'fore night, onyhows. Thc Kev
air arter us hottor'n deranitlon blazes.
They air dono 'cross tho dead lino.
' llyar tho moosie, Kurnel?"
*'I hope ? they'll givo you all you
i descrvo, you cold-blooded murderer,"
I finid, wishing that I could throttle
"Now, Kurnel, don't git oui o' BOI'tS.
It air mighty coof'uiolo lu hyor
board an' lodgin' Tree. Boys, air yo
ready? Them hounds air pickin' us
up. |L)ght thc lire, Coho. Kurnel,
byer air a kui lb ter out yor loose arter
wc leave ye. Don't git skecrcd o' thc
ghosts, lin' 'member ye air mighty
comf'lablc-board an' lodgin'free; an'
vcr epcrtnph air down on thc big pop
lar. Qocd-by Kurnel."
Tho outlaws were already placing
tho bv wider in position, and w hen Cap
Hawkins had squeezed his way out
the rock was rolled into the opening.
With a crunching sound it settled into
place, and 1 was a prisoner in Sniokv
I listened for thc baying of the
hounds, hoping that, they had tracked
me to the eave, but not a sound pene
trated tho door of my prison. The
tire burned briskly, and Smoky Hole
glowed ill the light of Hie pine knots.
lt was thc work of a few minutes to
cut my bonds with the knile the out
law bad given me, and then I took an
inventory of tho contents of the cavern.
The place had evidently been titted up
for tho illicit manufacture of "moun
tain dew" and "tanglefoot" and "red
rye," for there were tho wornoul
copper still, the worm, the mash tub,
jugs and Masks and other apparatus ol
the moonshiner. The cave was about
thc size of a railroad boxcar, except
that the roof was higher and more
arched. I jabbed my knile into every
Sq tl aro foot of tho walls. They were
solid rock. In a vain, mad effort te
roll the bowlder from the entrance, I
drew tho blood from my shoulder. It
was all ot no uso. Unloss help came
to mc from without my donni was
A dull, heavy feeling came over rac
and 1 sat down near the tire. 'I'hv
confined air was getting close. Sud
denly, on looking up, I was appalled
at the discovery ol a new danger. Thc
roof ot the cavern was no lougoi
visible. The. dense, black smoke ol
the pitch pine, unable to escape, wat
banked above nie like an ominout
cloud, ever growing denser and black
ce and descending steadilv, remorse
lessly, upon me like a veritable
shadow of 1 loath.
Already the asphyxiating gase?
were causing my brain to whirl. 1
crawled to ibe lire and stamped npoi
the blazing knots until every spark
was extinguished, but they continued t<
send up their stifling smoko. I coull
leel it ascending, hot and pitiless
Falling flat upon the ground I sato
rated my coat sleeve with the watoi
the outlaws had left me, and plac?as
it against my mouth secured a fui
breath of strained gas. But it gav<
me little respite. The high pressure
?d' ike atmosphere mado my vein1
swell almost to bursting, my hand:
and fool were benumbed, and 1 wa;
unable to move a muscio? Then
longed for death.
Suddenly there was a loud oxplo
sion, followed by a falling of loose
earth and rook and a rush of air. /
taut ray of light appeared in the cor
ncr ?d'the cavern over tho still, grow
lng broader and atrontrer as thosmok
cleared away. With fife and Stl'Ollgtl
renewed, 1 inudo? un way to til'
opening, hero 1 drank in tho frosi
air w'nh ? swelling houri and a liglito
cons, iciICO than I bad ever hoped b
pOSSCSS. The explodion bael lori
away some rough masonry with whiel
the moonshiners had slopped Up
fissure in Ibo rock, lt never OCOUlTCi
lei me in my investigation ot the cav
that theie ought to be . mc way o
exit for thc smoke of the still, lbi
everything was plain enough now
I bael lound (ho chimney, and it was 111]
determination (o use it lo advantage'
In a momont, forgot ful of pains am
bruises, 1 was climbing for freodoiu
lt was a tight squoczo now ami then
but I maile rapid progr?s-, and fol
so geioel over my prospects of cscap
that 1 wanted to shout. But prudoiio
rostral noil nie.
Soon the; roe:ky sides ed the ch'ninie
gave place to wood, and tho oponln
changed from flat to round, still
climbed on, my spirits ibbie with ni
ascent. My progress was compart
tivoly easy by the imitation of Bre
Rabbit's method of climbing a stum
hollow-that is, by bracing my bac
against one sitio of the chimney an
my feet and hands against the ot hoi
Mut the opening grew tighter an
lighter, ljko an i ll vor I od funnel, au
sttll tho top seemed a lemg way edf.
in list have climbed some thirty feet 1
all whe'ii I stopped to rest, proppin
my foot against, a knot hole projcctioi
Waich suddenly breaking oil left a hoi
through which thc daylight strcainee
Then, for tho first time, it llushcel upo
me that I was in a liol low tree. d
glance through the knothole prove
this to bc thc case, tor there was tli
ground ten feet below mc-the bene
ot earth I bael noticed when thc ou
laws were making ready for my ii
Escapo now seemed certain. Til
Wall of my prison was only two indu
tliiok, and though thc wood was di
4 ?Vom age and exposure t
and hain '-*''th was noon i
smoke and boat, my M?.. .?.?
work enlarging thc knothole. As ,...
faced the (Jove, 1 could kee]) a lookoi
for the moonshiners, and stop cnttin
at the brat suspicious noise. Nigl
soon set in, and with the darknei
lhere came peculiar Hounds from oil
and woodland. But I paused not I
think Of ghoul or goblin, lt wool
have taken something far more ten
hie than ghostly warnings to check tl
steady going of my knife in the wea?
hours' that followed thc sunset, for
hoped lo turn niv back on Sletq
(Jovo ero the dav* n of another da
But when tho sun rose my task secmi
not noariy dono. Thc knife was dui
cd, and my strength hud slowly chin
The buying of a bonnet reached m
It was repeated, and in a moment tl
thrilling music of tho pack wake
again and again the slecpin
ech?os of Sleepy Cove. Nearer ai
nearer it came, unlit a do/.en bloo
hounds burnt through tho iinderbru
and dashed up to thc bowlder al tl
entrance to Smoky Hole. Then ope
mg nguiu, they sped away on tho co
trail ol'the moonshiners.
"Dan, here Dan, down, sir!"
shouted to tho leader with all ti
might. The obedient bruto, rcco
ni/.lng my voice, dropped to tl
ground. I called him to mo, ni
soon (ito entire pack was bar),ii
playfully at the root? of my nov
prison, rejoicing, no doubt, at havii
treed their master. Hearing a wc
known sign?t in thc woods I answer?
it, and one by ono flvo of my fricn
crept cautiously up to tho cavo, cc
bines in hand. When I apoko lo thc
from my porthole, tliero was a bro
etnllo on ovory face. An uxo was pro
cured, and, wliilo four of tho mon
guarded against surprise, tho fifth
cut a window in my jail, through
whloli i crawled, having been a pris
oner for nearly twenty hours
When wc reached tho big poplar
that guards tho pass to Slcopy Oovo, I
fastened in tho fourth notch a picco of
paper bearing these words:
"Cap Hawkins, beware. Tho Colo
nel is on your trail. (Jo look for bis
bones in Smoky Hole
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