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* *T Til AT." says I. -Mh. rats:
\ H / :, vs 1 "The bloke hu'stcd
ye in tli.' J?l\V, and ye
V Y ilidn't do Uollllll to 'lui.
Ye ain't no good," I says, and I lays
In and knocks tin- hid about good.
"Now," says I w In n I w as through,
"will ye llvk that bluko or will I pound
ye again?" So In- hunts up that
bloke, win. whs a heap bigger than
Sammy, and I situ it was a square do,
and Sammy knocked "nn out i" the
tenth round. See? If it hadn't been
Tor that llokln that I guvo Sammy
Oweil that made 'I111 fight most des
p'rnto, that Kid would have been n ?Iis
greet! t<> tin- ward, no In- would. 1 tell
ye, rollers, there won't bo 110 monkey
business with Lieutenant Sammy Ow
eii from West Point, 'cause I seen to
that when Sammy was s<> high and 1
was champion lightweight of the ward.
I was 1 lie uiiiUin of Sammy, and ho
thinks the w orld of me. See?"
in the long lingering twilight of an
evening in midsummer n number of
troopers sat >.n the long porch of the
wooden barracks. Out on the parade
ground, retreat being comfortably over
and the day's work done, the hand was
gathered about the Hags t a IT, playing
away the heat of the son and welcom
ing tin- cool shades of night. Spud
Murphy was the especial object <>f In
terest to the nun in that a new lieu
tenant had Joined the troop that day,
and spud was. it seemed, well ac
quainted with the young ollleer's fam
ily history. Kven the first sergeant so
far relaxed his dignity US to step out
from the orderly room and ask a ques
tion or two of the bullet headed, bright
eyed soldier from New York city.
- "t'was this way," said Murphy, "my
father and Sammy's father was pals
once and when I was a tough J'OUUg
fellow. Ilghtln my way through the
..hl ward, 1 took Sammy, who was a
little kid, and educated him In the
ways and manners of men as Is men.
?Twos me as learned him to put up his
little lists first. Ihit say, old Owen was
a lulu, he was, and went in for bciu a
politician, and got made an alderman
ami Wlllt'/.ed in the boodle for all he
was worth. My father hadn't that kind
of gel up. s>> when ..hi man Owen got
rich, we didn't mix no more with their
crowd, see'.' Sammy lie jmcs away to a
dude school and bis dad goes to con
gress, and they pulls out from our
block and moves up town, though, say,
the Owensos is always our ward boys
and we's proud of them, see? Then I
enlists in this here bloomlll troop. Say,
that's nine years ngo, hut them boys
in New York remembers mo still, and
what's the matter with the time they
give me when I go Lack on leave to see
them! Say, 'twas grout. Sammy goes
to West Pollll, and here he comes. He
thinks the world ..I' me. does Sammy."
A tall, thin man, with the straps of a
second lieutenant, came out from the
last house, a bachelor's quarters on of
ficers' row. and crossed the parade
ground, coming directly toward the
"It's him," cried Murphy In suppress
ed excitement. "I'd know his measly
red hair a mile oft'. (Joel To think that
little Sammy would ever grow up to be
The olllcer passed the length of the
porch, saluted by the men, and entered
the orderly room, to which the first
sorgen lit preceded him. In a few inl,u
utes Spud Murphy was called and left
his comrades complacently expectant.
"How do \>ni do, Murphy'.'" said
Owen, nodding, and Spud felt chilled.
In the seclusion of the orderly room
he thought, with a sense of aggrieve
incut, the now lieutenant, his old
protege of the "block," might have
condescended ;<i shake bauds. The
trooper stood, however, at atten
tion and eyed the new subaltern curi
ously. The lieutenant held himself
straight. Four years of stern training
at the military academy had given him
that soldierly bearing which a West
Pointer can never lose entirely. lie
was well set up. but to Spud Murphy's
critical eye, accustomed to the clean
and wholesome face colors of the plain
troopers, the dead dull Kray of Owen's
cheeks, their sunken leanness, the wa
teriness of his uncertain, nervous eyes,
were as a cold cloth on the soldier's
enthusiasm over bis old friend's rise
In station. Owen pricked nt the blot
ting pad of the desk before which bo
eat, pricked aimlessly with long and
"Murphy," said he, "I have 03ketl tho
sergeant about detailing a man to look
after my horses, and so on. He has
suggested you. Would you he will
lug? It Will be a considerable help, of
course, as far as money Is concerned,
Spud squirmed. Every olllcer has
his dog robber, or servant, but such
details are not those which the smart
er soldiers aspire to gain. There Is
BOinethliig menial about the position
which Is to many a man offensive.
Spud "had his opinion" of dog rob
bers in general. He was, therefore,
about to reject the offer peremptorily
when the young offlcor looked at him
.with nn appeal In his eyes which clos
ed Spud's lips.
"I?I have been 111, Murphy," he said
slowly, "or I should have joined four
months sro. I am not quite well yet,
and I -1 should like some one not?a?
completely a stranger about 1110 for a
time at least."
Spud's memory at tho sound and
manner of the appeal Hashed back to
years long pnst, when the man, now
his olllcer, came to him as a little whin
ing boy for protection, always cheer
"These dog robbln details ain't my
style, Sam?lieutenant," be said, "but
I'll?I'll help ye out."
The sergeant grinned, for Spud's
bluntnesa of speech was traditional in
the troop, but Owen smiled faintly, and
his eyes shot up at Murphy with a
pnssliiR gleam of kindliness as the old
famiiini mannerism nickered, flame
like, from the dying embers of Ids boy
"Thank you," ho said, as if greatly
relieved, and passed out.
The troop doubtless had many sneers
to cast upon Spud Murphy's abandon
ment of principle, but It was not a snfo
thing to speak too plainly before the
New Yorker's face. Spud therefore,
dlsdnlnlng explanation,assumed charge
next day of Owen's horses, took his
aupper and reported duly at the lieu
tenant's headquarters In the evening
for orders. He was amazed to llnd the
olllcer a different creature. His cheek
was Hushed, his eye wns bright, he
was filling his room with the music of
his whistling as be moved about, and
ho greeted Spud with gay familiarity.
Ho talked garrulously of old times, of
tho side walks of his childhood; he
laughed boisterously at remembrance
of his groat fight, tho penalty of losing
-which would havo been .1 severe
thrashing from Spud. Murphy ought
to have been delighted. Ho Was at
first, Indeed, but the voice of Owen
was. too hilarious, his words too tu-i
, , 7- ' " V i
multuous In (heir outpouring, his laugh I
loo in.ist. i,.us. Ten years of garrison
,iii?l eainp had made (he trooper a
stickler for etiquette, lie knew very
well Unit such ruinlllarlty with an or
dluary "buck soldier" was out of place.
Ho I,new very well that that familiar
ity was the worst of all possible things
for dlsctpllUO and order. Therefore he
waxed eold ami eyed the loquacious
subaltern closely. Then he took tho
big glass or whisky offered to hbn,
drank it standing with punctilious re
Bpect and withdrew, a good deal wor
ried In his mind as to the future of an
Officer in whom, lor the glory and hon
or of the (dd ward, be felt the greatest
"He drlllke," be muttered as he
crossed the parade to barracks. " That
little devil Sammy's taken to drlnkln.
And long after taps the dog robber
lay awake, frowning at the mosquito
bar over him.
? The worst thing Is," he pondered,
"the kid didn't get that dose at the
club, like an otlleer and a gentleman.
He swallows his medicine all by him
self in his room, Sammy's a lone llsu
eriunn, and they're no good."
lie was at Owen's quarters before
reveille. The lieutenant lay on the Bit
ting room lounge, his blouse open,
breathing Btertorously. He had not
been to bed. Oil the lloor beside blm
lay an empty bottle. His lingers, hang
ing lifelessly to the Moor, seemed to
feel tor It. Spud shook him silently,
but with little effect. The sergeant
ran to the hydrant In the yard and
came back with a bucket of water,
which he sluiced vigorously over the
lieutenant's lace and chest. He put
another coat on him somehow, gave
him a fiery gulp of liquor and bustled
him out on the parade Just In time to
report his troop present and get down
to morning stables.
"This here racket's got to bo stop
ped," said Murphy, "If either Suiumy
Owen or me's golll to face New York
again mid hold up our heads In the
ward. Qee, he'll be under arrest In a
week at this rate!"
From that day Spud Murphy went
about his new work with an altogether
unusual reticence and with a faithful
devotion which wns novel. Ho Roldom
now declaimed us he had been wont to
declaim on the valor and virtues of his
beloved city's Inhabitants, among
whom he reckoned dearest his erst
while neighbors, tho prosperous Ow
ens. Hut If tho new lieutenant's name
was mentioned In bis hearing his quick
eye turned sharply on the speaker, and
his big ears cocked up like a terrier's.
He heard little said against his muster
and protege, for Owen attended to his
routine duties and did not attempt rad
ical reforms after tho manner of some
ambitious Johnnies come lately.
Gradually a feeling of pity spread In
the troop for the youngster, who was
bo quiet and .courteous, yet so nervous
at times and always bo gray faced and
unhealthy looking. As for bis fellow
ottlcers, they found that, In splto of his
apparent delicacy, Owen could do fair
ly well nil things that they did. Ho
rode, shot, danced, boxed, played poker
or billiards with that decent average
success which excites neither contempt
nor Jealousy. He never drank and was
methodical In his duties, so that his
colonel thought well of blm, us a man
who In time would make a model regi
mental qunrtermuBter or fill Borne such
place, where rivers were never expect
ed to be set on fire.
Hut Spud, writing homo In fhese
days to his old father, a saloon keeper
In the dearly lovod ward, grew men
daciously heroic lu Ids descriptions of
Sammy's Huccesses. "He's an honor to
us all," said Spud, "and we'll be prbud
er of htm some day even than of bin
father. I hear old Owen's to go to the
senate. IIo may be president yet, and
Sam'U bo a general lu time, If the
saints allow n war. Horray for the old
ward! It's men we breed there."
Spud grinned sardonically as ho
wrote, but bow proud old Murphy was
to show that letter across tho bar to
his ancient chum, the member from
tho district! Owen senior blow his
nose violently when ho read It and
straightened up Uko a youngster. He
slipped a $20 bill lu nn envelope, with
an encouraging Uno tc Spud, suggest
ing that bis pull In Washington might
do something for an old friend's sou.
Spud spent the money honorably with
tho boys across tho post trader's bar,
but asked for no help through Wash
" 'Twill brenk the old man's heart."
thought he, "when the truth's known."
Little Dr. May, who was known to
officers and men alike, so Immediately
appropriate was the nickname, as the
"Kid," was then the contract surgeon,
or "citizen doctor," attached to the
post. lie was smoking his last pipe be
fore turning In one night when a knock
came to tho outer door of his quarters.
Opening It, the light of the lamp fell
upon Spud Murphy's face.
"Doctor," said the dog robber quiet
ly, "Lieutenant Owen's almighty bad.
Will ye come and see blm?"
The Kid put away the lamp, asked
some questions, put a few things In
bis pockets and Stepped off to Owen's
quarters at the end of the row, some
what Isolated from tho rest. Owen
had the house all to himself. Spud
followed live paces behind, ns was
seemly. At the house he gained on
the doctor and spoke hesitatingly.
"Doctor, ye'll soon see for yerself,
and It's no use lyln aliout It. If?If
It's not against the rules and regula
tions, will ye keep It to yerself? It's
Dr. May whirled on his heel and
stared at the man. No one had ever
seen Lieutenant Owen drink. He Whirl
ed again and entered, and Spud Mur
phy followed him.
On the edge of the bed sat the un
happy young otlleer, shaking horribly,
whllo great drops of perspiration
trickled down bis cheek. Ills face was
ashen. His eyes were full of a pitiful
"Doctor," he cried and tottered to
the Kid, "save me! For God's sake,
The clean shaven, plump roslness of
tho Kl.l's cheeks were In strong con
trast to the gray leanness of Owen's.
As groat wns the difference between
his cool firmness and Owen's horriblo
"Get back Into bed," said tho doc
tor, "and tell me what all this Is
Then followed n wretched, ghastly
scene ns the young officer, with shak
ing voice and weak tears, chattered In
coherently. He told of his last year at
West I'olnt, where the vice had go't
hold firmly of hjm; how he had escap
ed detection marvclously and how,
when on his leave after graduation, h3
bad let himself go. He had hoped the
new life on the plains would help him
to freedom, but?Spud Murphy alone
know of the hopeless lonely flgbt In
tho bachelor's quarters.
Ho kept on crying, "Save me, doctor;
? Tbo doctor spoke 'to Spud, who stood
off in tho shadows, watching Owen
wttb a curious minglinghis broad
face of pity, sorrow, contempt -fend
?'Ha* bo^ been like this before?" the
^ ' ' .... ?
"Twice," said Spud. "Not ho bod, 1
but I've bud the worst time keepltl It |
dark. Toulgbt 1 was sure be was aus
gespleled, bo l ?nvs the thins up, and
I goes for ye. See'/"
Suddenly the man In the bed rose up
with u screech, bis eyes reflecting hor
ror. Instantly Spud pounced on him
und clapped a hand on his mouth that
the sound might not penetrate un
friendly ears. He aud tho Kid held
the maniac down until the paroxysm
passed. Then May took a syringe from
his pocket, tilled tt and bared his pa
"Murphy," be said after aw hile w hen
the Injection was taking effect, "why
have you saht nothing of tblBr"
"Sure, Hlr," Murphy continued, "ho
was once like a little brother to me
when he was a kid In our ward.
'Twould be eternal disgrace to his old
man, that's goln to be our senator,
and to all the boys ami to my father
and to me If he w as bobtalled?that is,
got the 0. n., hhn betn olllcer and
gentleman. See? We think the world
of the OwcnoeH. See'/"
The doctor looked at him curiously.
Ho had in hlB library a volume on dip- |
somanla, others on heredity. Somo
* Idea of the fight before the lieutenant
dawned upon him, and even be shiver
ed a little nt the thought of what Owen
uau uireauy pasBod througn, uiuhjk
habit, yet every moment fearing dvtec
i ion and uhamu und oyeu dlsgruco.
"And do you expect to euro him of
It?" ho thoughtfully asked of tho
trusty dog robber.
Spud's face gloomed.
'Tin fond of a good time on pay day.
doctor, with the boys, but since this
here miserable racket I've sworn olV.
What t'ellV My righteous example
ain't no good, tie breaks out in spells,
and there ain't no know In w hen Sam
my's goln to break out. That's the
worst. Some day he'll do It at the
wrong time, when I ain't around, and
then It'll break the old man's heart."
He looked Ml the now sleeping olllcer
"Wish ho'd get sliot liefere It be
comes known." lie muttered fiercely.
"Doctor, ihe boys will do anything
ve ask 11.n t.a- Ibis is for me. Don't
give it away. Cure him. He's a good
The Kid hummed gently:
"That I may <1 io and not Jisiuaro
lt.? ancient chivalry."
"TMd the senator drink hard. Murphy,
wlt*n he was trading in politics in that
sweet land you're so fond of?the
"Why. sure, sir, they all did." said
Spud, "but he took it like a man."
"And bis father, I suppose," said the
Kid grimly, "took it like a man. and
his and this poor devil Is the result.
Murphy, my lad, when you say your
prnyet'S or tell your heads or whatever
you do, pray that drinking may again
become fashionable- in the Interests
of Lieutenant Owen. And in the mean
time, before he wakes and gets the
blues, you had better corral his car
"I done that," said Spud, "though It
might be better that way too."
"No, Murphy," said the Kid. "That
would be a bad expose. Soldiers must
fill other people with bullets, but
should scrupulously respect their own
The Kid respected Private Spud's
anxiety to save the unhappy lieutenant
from dismissal. He wan bed over
Owen's "attack of malaria" personally,
so that even that critical outbreak of
the maniac passed unnoticed by the
adjutant or men. In a week Owen was
back with the troop, grayer and thin
ner, quieter and graver than ever, but
with the same nervous courteousness
which made bis troopers as also his
comrades regard him with it pitying
The little doctor and Owen hail a
long private talk, and it is -.r. be sup
posed the Kid dabblui in nostrn out
Hide the regular pharmacy of the facul
ty, for he and Owen took together four
weeks' leave of absence, and the doc
tor brought the lieutenant back to
Spud looking Setter than ever he had
since the craving had burst upon him.
"Take him, Murphy," said the Kid
confidently, "and you can let him have
the run of the pistol cartridges."
"The blessln of the ward Is on ye,"
said Spud, with great Joy, and there
after permitted himself to mingle as
freely as In former days with the
troop, to take bis regular break at the
post trader's and to discuss the glories
of the ward and of the Owen family as
magnlloquontly as before. Again the
old saloon keeper received a letter from
his son, which he showed to the senn
tor, and again was the old lawmak
er's heart borne up within him, as he
dreamed of glory?real glory, not of
the political order, whose hollowness
he knew?for his boy.
For war wns In the air, the Maine
went down, and then war came.
That was six months after the Kid
had brought Owen buck to duty. Dur
ing the last three of these the soul of
Murphy had been possessed with
doubt. Something was wrong with his
charge. Just what he could not say.
It was not the old trouble?not once
had tho unholy thirst consumed the of
ficer?that seemed indeed lo have left
him through the little doctor's radical
eure, whntevcr It may have been. A
something of alteration was in the
eye and step of the lieutenant. Now
he wns llstlcsb; he took no part In so
cial gatherings; he avoided any morel
duty than was absolutely necessary.!
Reforo, when not Incapacitated by his
vice, he bad been a burning student,
tndefntlgnble In helping his troop to
stnr rank In the regiment. Hooks no
longer Interested him nor drills. He
cared not whether his men were
marksmen or sharpshooters. Spud
took heart of grace and wrote to tho
Kid, who had been sent to another
station, and tho Kid replied, a little
anxiously, but hopefully.
"In changing his Inherent nature In
one direction," said he, "It Is possible
that other traits may have been weak
ened, but It Is probable ho will bo his
busy self again In time. So long as the
great object was attained by my cure t
really don't care much about tho rest."
But Spud did. Tho troop was crazy
with delight at getting the routo for
Cuba. Owen disguised his own feelings
from every one, but not from the
"Hully gee," Spud moaned, "he?bo
don't want to go!"
The dog robber raged, and, It is to be
feared that when in attendance on his
master In tho seclusion of the latter's
quarters, things passed which had bet
ter fitted the* long gone days when they
were only big boy and little boy on tbo
block, and Spud bad forced the child to
fight or be thrashed. It resulted In
Owen's thrusting asldo bis UstleBsness
for a time and moving around with
some enthmlasm In the preparations
for departure. The dog robbor, howev
?r, was grlo/ously Imblttored In heart
as ho watched the lieutenant's condi
"By gee," said he, "I asked him to
eure him of drink, but not to take all
th? spirit out of him. What fell! A
coward's worse Oaan fother thing."
Then it en me about that on a very
iu mose waters crept closely In to the
Cuban const. She steamed slowly
uloiig, her bulwarks lined with watch
ful armed men. w hose wide, gray cam
puign hats topped her sides. Tho sil
ver beach Btretcbed, a slilulng ribbon,
along the edge of the KOQ, and great
Clouds of surf sparkled la the sun as
the waves broke on the rural reel's a
little out from the shore. The land
within lay a garden Of the gods, as
green, a.s fruitful, to sill seeming :ts
peaceful. A net of Jungle, of tralllug,
thorny vines ami tropical bush, with
bamboos and banyans mid clumps of
cocoa palms, reached back from the
beach, rising gently until some miles
Inland the dark ridges of the lulls
loomed in the horl/.ou.
No sound came from the land, no foe
showed "himself us the ship drifted
gently In and then Inv still some hun
dreds of yards from shore Swiftly
from her sides two longboats were
lowered, and each was tilled with men
With carbine, ammunition belt and pis
"Lieutenant Tanks will take charge
of boat No. 1, LicUtcUIUlt Owen of No.
2," saitl the commanding otlleer. "Von
have you- Instructions, gentlemen.
Oood luck to you. In mi hour or two 1
shall expect you back with the Infor
mation and the scouts."
Boat No. ) was lying ready and im
patient When Mr. PutlkS swung him
self In the stern.
"(Jive way, inen," said UO. "See If
wo can't beat the oilier bout ashore.
"Now then," he added to the Cuban at
the tiller, "look out lor the reef. I'd as
soon get there dry as wet."
"Where Is No. 27" a soldier queried
as they shot forward.
"Lieutenant Owen,'' said the com
manding otlleer Impatiently, "what 1h
the matter? Your men are all In the
A voice from the stern of the boat
spoke up gently, sedate und respectful
as need be, yet with u curious note in
"The things is nil with me. lieuten
ant. There's iiothln loft behind," It
Owen started at Spud's rebuke, a re
buke only to his ears, and In bis turn
swung over und scaled himself in the
stern close to his attendant.
"Give way," be said, but there was
no Jolly appeal to his squad to Peat the
others. The men looked fretful ns
they noted the start the others had.
"Them fellows have the luck," one
growled. "They w ill he first ashore."
Spud had a cornet of his eye on Ow
en's face. In the crowded small boat
their shoulders touched. The officer's
face was gray, his form trembled.
"This Is black mill," thought Spud;
"black ruin and dlsgrnco for blm and
the ward, if I?If l tlnredt"
lie watched the men furtively. One
man nudged another, and both looked
nt Owen and sneered. Spud ground
his teeth and marked them for future
"They know; they see It," he In
wardly groaned, "and we'll be eternal
ly disgraced. Oil, Sammy, Sammy, if
only I could give ye n Jolly good hidln
to wake ye up!"
Ho slipped a hand to a hip pocket
and half drew sonicthing from it, but
shoved it back again with great dis
tress of face.
"What's to be done? I>?n the kid
doctor! Shall I burst the cure or? Oh,
this is the devil sure!"
The other boat wns drawing away
ahead, for their officer was cheering
tho oarsmen on. He waved from bis
place In the stern a band to Owen
and cried back ga.vly, "You're not in it.
The men looked at Ow en. lie made
no response. There was a certain hon
or in being first to set foot oil the
shore, but the soldiers saw disgustedly
that their otlleer did not desire it. Han
ger was there, and he?he funked it.
That was the sudden thought that
sprang to each man's mind, and they
looked blackly on Iii in.
Spud moved In tho boat, standing up
so that he hid the lieutenant while he
Stooped on some pretense. Hi? held
out a black bottle and whispered an
"Drink, Sammy, drink, and God for
give us both!"
The lieutenant looked at blm in sud
den horror. It was ns though one's
guardian angel, who had watched for
long, should ahandoti his task and as
sume a demon's form.
"You?you want nie to?"
"Drink and say notbill," said poor
Spud, "for if light in's to be done that
kid doctor's ruined ye for it. Drink!"
And be drank quickly and deeply.
He handed the bottle back to Spud,
who slipped It away. lu a minute
Owen's face flushed, ami bis eyo
brightened. He stood up and spoke to
the men and bade the rowers pull. Ho
was more like himself, and their faces
"Pull boys," he said, "and we'll beat
those fellows fur nil their start. Mur
phy," ho whispered as ho sat down
ugaln, "give mo that bottle."
Spud moaned, but the Qrst step wns
Uiken. He passed It over, and again
tho officer drank, und this time be kept
the llnsk. Over the blue waters they
skimmed. Thereof was near.
"Two to one In V's we beat yon,
Owen!" sang Panks.
"Done. (Jive way, men!" Owen
cried, nnd the men laughed. Spud
brightened up. The poison was work
ing. He knew what the doctor would
sny, but bade the morrow begone!
Enough to live bravely through the
day. At Uie reef a false turn nt the
tiller capsized Punks' bout, and Owen
gained nnd passed them. They cleared
tho surf. They run high on the white
shore. They formed as skirmishers 20
yards npnrt and plunged Into the Jun
gle without waiting for the other boat.
These were almost Immediately after
them, however, yet Owen had time to
stop and In the shelter of a bush gulp
down another drink. The blood dash
ed through hl<) veins. Blood tilled his
eyes. Ho wns n new man from the
listless craven tin hour ago. Danger,
certain lighting, was before blm, and
he knew and welcomed It. Spud was
by blm and was astonished. If tho
doctor 1iad been there, the Kid could
have told tho dog robber that his mas
ter hud been returned nervously to n
boyish condition, and the liquor would
act on htm as It would on a boy who
had never touched It before. Hut Spud
was almost soared, so red were Owen's
cheeks, so full of vivacity bis manner
as ho led his inon, now following him
with cheerful amazement, in the Jun
gle the two boat loads Joined and com
pleted a skirmish line of some r>0 men.
They panted onward. Crash! From
In front of them came a sudden volley.
"Down!" yelled i'nuks. "Down and
steady! Roturn the lire lying!"
Down they went, and tho Spanish
bullets flew over their heads. They
fired back at the puffs of smoke, but
Owen stood up. waving his sword.
I'nuks wos bis senior and called out t<
"Owen, they nro In force and must
bo In rifle pits. We Hhould draw back
to tho boats for further orders until
tho gunboat shells them out. What do
Owen wns hidden from view for s
moment. "NVhen ho appeared again, Ik
had fliiiBhcd tjio futeXui Jwttle and
thrown It ami discretion uwiiy.
"Nonsense"' lio ? rlcd. "Thoy ore on
ly Spaniards nnywity. At them. boj ? i
Const1 thing: Forward! Double time!
'I'lie men obeyed, cheering, and gain i
???1 20 yards by tin- rush, when thoy |
wont down again and peppered nway.
Again ?WOIl COlUinninled, ami again
thoy rushed. Now they gained a rlsfl
ami saw abend of them a llttlo way
saw tin' mounds of a row of rltlo fits.
"Oweul" yelled Panks, "it la mad
noss to lake them with our force. They
must ho shelled."
A blistering volley of Mauser bulIotH
stremued front behind the earthworks
and drowued Owen's reply, 't he men,
lying down, eseaped injury, and at
once Owen's voice was again at tbelli
In a frenzy:
'Curse 'ein'. Forward'. Commence
Pnuks was overborne! The spirit <>f
Owen had permeated the nun. They
were laughing and sw earing and cheer
ing and making a grand series of rush
es, w ith every now and again a gill) of
more than the ordered 20 yards in the
line. Tlio daring thing bad its Imme
diato effect, a Spaniard bounced up
from buck of the rifle pits and dashed
no.. Ihn farther luiltric. Another and
another followed. Owen saw tviim iiim
men's COOl tile had done and their
steady advance llgullisl greatly in
trenched odds. Pnuks could not eon
trol the men. They were laughingly
cheering Owen as they leaded and
Qred. Some one sang out:
"He's all right:-' "Who's all rightV"
"Oh. the sidewalks of New Vor!;'.
That there should be so much devil
meut in a pint of whisky:"
The Spaniards were Uustcred evl
dently. Snob work was unexpected.
A strip of nearly dear ground some 00
yards broad separated the demoniacal
Americans from them, and the Spanish
lire faltered and dickered. It was ton
late to go buck. Panks was borne
aWUy b.v the excitement.
"Now, boys, forward: Charge!"
Owen .veiled, and tho men, with a w ild
yell, rose and follow ed him. The Span
lards broke and scrambled any way at
all mil of their pits and ran. Owen
was away ahead of his men. Half
way across a Mauser bullet struck him.
but In- plunged on with a crazy cry
Spud wns after like another bullet.
Tho lieutenant rushed ahead blindly.
< Hie olllcer of the Spaniards, mad with
rage, was defending the trench almost
by himself. At him Owen ran. pistol
ami sword in hand. His foot slipped,
and ho fell at the oflleer'H feel, who.
madly furious, raised a cavalry saber
to dispatch Ills foe. Spud saw and
gasped, "'bid forglvo me, his life will
bo on my head!"
The dug robber ran forward at the
charge and was felled by the saber,
failing back upon Owen. In a moment
more it was all over, and tho Ameri
ca us held the position.
Panks was bew ildered. "It was mild
ness." said he; "but, by JlllgS, it was
glorious: Are you hurt, Owen'.'"
(?wen looked up mistily. He was
bleeding from a bad wound In tho
shoulder ami was sick. The effects of
the poison wore passing off.
"I don't know," ho said. "What
w hat has happened V"
"You're stunned, old mau," said
Panks, "but. I say, 1 didn't think you
had It in you. That was tine. Do you
know this man saved your life'.' 1 saw
It all. He ran clean In and caught the
saber. Let's look. It's your servant,
isn't It V"
Owen looked, and Murphy feebly
opened his eyes ami looked back al his
old pet of the bhu-k. The dog robber
glanced round with a faint grin of tri
"The old ward breeds men." In- said,
"and don't don't none of ye guys fol
(>wvii took his hand.
"Is it bad. SpudV" he whispered.
"It's taps," Murphy whispered back,
with a squeeze of the hand. "Is ye
"1 guess so. 1 think' my shoulder's
BUi ished all to pieces."
"Thou it's all right- all right," said
Spud faintly. "Vo'll have tho army
with heaps of glory?retired for
wounds and?and thoy can't say ye
was a coward, Sammy. The ward will
bust itself with BllOUtlu."
"But you, Spud!" cried Owen in groat
"Thai's all right," said Spud, now
very feebly. "Toll my old man to sot
'em up for the gang. They won't for
got mo, Sammy!"
"See the kid doctor again and ?get?
another?of?thorn?cures. I -thought
?the?world of ye, Sammy."
of hair i s
bald spot y
is not the
mi kind of a mark most
rJ men like. ^
V) Too many men in m
their twenties are ^1
4 bald. This is absurd
and all unnecessary. *
Healthy hair shows ?
man's strength. To ^
build up the hair from
the roots, to prevent f
It always restores
color to faded or gray
hair. Notice that
word, "always." And
it cures dandruff.
$1.00 ? bottle. All .Inikkl?t?.
" My tuinlneflA calls mo out among ^ \
BtranRors a great deal. I would [ *?
actually feel ashamed ?very time k, 1
I would tako off my liat, my hair fJ
ho thin and ttio bald apota L 1
nhowed no plainly. I ticgan tho use
of your II.iii Vigor less than three
rnonthn ago. Today I lind I havo aa
fliio a in-.ni of hair as 1 over had.
I toll evorylMidy what I used, and
they-say 'it mimt lie a wondorful
remedy?" Gko. Y.?aiw,,
Lkio. 14,1898. Chicago, IU. a
Wa hava a book on The Hair and I *
Scalp which wo will lend free opon fa>
' * . i'11-1 ir you do not obtain all tto* f
lioiielMs you expected from tho BfO of I 4
the Viper, wi an tho Doctor about k
It, Addrei*. Y
DR. J. 0. AYRR,
AN IvXTRAORDINARY CASK.
A White Man Illegally Kept in
the Penitentiary for Right |
Tho Italolgb (N. 0.) correspondent ?>f
Hie Atlanta Constitution says an ex
Iraordinary ?tiee of mistaken identity
has just been developed before Justice
Montgomery, of the supreme court, in
the ease of George JohuBtoue, a white
man, who has keen unlawfully confined *
in the penitentiary for the past eight I
years. . 1
l-'itli en years ago a young white inau |
by the name of Christopher Betehler
was convicted in Shelby, N. C , of an
aggravated ease of stealing, and was
sentenced to ten years in the peniten
tiary near this city Betcblcr was the
son of German patents who had resided
lor many years in the town of Kuther
fordtOU His father Augustus Betehler
was a jeweler. After gold was dis
covered in Rutherford, Burke and Mc
Dowell counties, in 1840, old man
Betehler was authorized by act of Con
gress to coin gold dollars, and he bought
the dust from the miners and coined it
into dollars as blab as the fifty-dollar
piece. "A. Betehler" was stamped on 1
each coin and they were worth live cents j
more in the dollar than the coins of the
Unitod States mintage These coins to
this day are known hb the " Betehler
dollars," and are now preserved by
those who have them as rare coins.
After the war the Betehler family
moved to Spartanburg, S. C. There
were several sons and daughters, all
handsome and well educated. "Chris"
as be was called, turned out to be the
"black sheep" of the tlock. After he
was sent to the penitentiary ho remain
ed there two years and then made Ins
In 181)51 Captain J. M. Fleming, who i
was warden of the penitentiary when
"Chris." Betehler was received there,
and who held this position until lH!?r>,
was in attendance on the superior court
of Randolph Counry. at Asheboro,as a
Witness. While there a man known as
George Johustone was the plaintiff in a
case which involved the title to 701)
acres of land ou which gold in consider
able quantity had been found. Fleming
saw this man and made inquiries con
corning him, and found that he hud
located in Randolph County some time
during isss. It was in 1887 that Betehler
escapek from the penitentiary. Fleming
was positive that .lohustone was "Chris.
Betehler and so stated. On the trial of
the land case .lohustone was asked if he
was not " Chris." Betehler, and if he had
not boon convicted of stealing in Shelby
in 18*5 and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for) ten years, and had escaped
therefrom in lSs?V Of course .John
stone denied bitterly all this and said he
was an entirely different man from
Betehler The defendants in the land
caso had Johustone arrested as an
escaped prisoner. Johnstone sued out
a writ of habeas corpus, but could not
produce any witness beside himself to
disprove the positive assertion of Flein
Ing that he was "Chris " Betehler, and
the judge refused to discharge blm and
ordered that he be returned to the peui
tculiary. The arrest and decision of the
judge caused Johnstone to lose the land
suit. As soon as Johnstone reached the
penitentiary he sent for a lawyer, but
had no money to pay him. He gave the
lawyer the address of a number of poo
pie in Montgomery County and that of
a man in Atlanta, whom he said knew
him and would swear he was not Uetch
ler. The lawyer wrote twice to each of
these parties and did not receive an an
swer to a single letter that he wrote.
The failure to have his letters returned
or to receive an answer from either of
the partlos to whom he had written did
not impress the lawyer in favor of Johu
stone and he gave no more attention to
Four weeks ago Colonel Cebern L,
Harris, a man seventy-nine years of age,
Who formerly resided, in Kutberfordton
ami knew the Betehler family well,
went to the penitentiary to examine the
manufacture of brick, which is carried
on inside the Blockade. While in the
yard he saw a tall white man at work
and Inquired who he was and was told
that it was "Chris" Betehler. Colonel
Harris then asked and was allowed to
talk with the prisoner. He stated to
Colonel Harris the facts herein stated
as to his Identification as "Chris."
Botch lor and asked Harris if he knew
Betehler. Harris replied that he had
known all the family for fifteen yee.rs
before the war and while they lived in
lluthorfordton. He was then asked if
he, the prisoner, was "Chris " Hetcldcr
and Harris unhesitatingly declared that
the prisoner was not Betehler.
A lawyer whs then employed and
another write of habeas corpus was
issued by Justice Montgomery and the
prisoner was brought before him. Cap
tain Fleming swore that he believed the
prisoner to be " Chris." Betehler, and
that he had known him as a prisoner in
tho penitentiary for the two years he
was in the penitentiary. That he hail
escaped and remained at large until 1803,
when he was arrested at Asheboro and
returned to the prison, and that the re
semblance of tho prisoner to Betehler
was very striking. Colonel Harris was
put on the witnci-s stand and to'.d of the
young boy "Chris" Betehler ho had
known before the war for fifteen years;
how he had seen him grow up to be a
man, and that he knew hint perfectly
well and could not be mistaken, and the
prisoner before the court was not
"Chris" Betehler; and that since he had
seen the prisoner in the penitentiary lie
had thought the matter over and had
talked with his wife about the case, and
there was a test that would certainly
show whether the prisoner was Betehler
Harris then asked the prisoner to ex
hibit his right leg above the ankle for
examination Tlr prisoner complied
with lliis request and Harris made an
examination and said that the prisoner
was rot 11 Chris " Betehler because
Betehler had the scars of a bad dog bite
on his right leg which he received when
he was not over ten years old, and that
Harris had k' led the dog. On this
evidence, Justice Montgomery dis
charged tho prisoner from further im
Tho attorney of Johnstone is row
awaiting a decision of the supremo court
in another case as to whether the Htate's
prison la such a corporation as can be
sued If this decision is to the effect
that the State's prison can bo sued the
attorney of Johnstone intends to sue for
a large sum in damages for the false im
?Among the curiosities of criminal
law brought to light by the discussion of
tiio Cudahy kidnapping case is the fact
that in Tennessee tho punishment for
stealing a horse is imprisonment for not
loss than three nor more than ten years,
while for stealing a child it is only fiom
one to llvo years. A hill has been in
troducod In tho Legislaturo to correct
this by making kidnapping a crime
punishable by death.
? Tho remains of James Hmithsou, tho
founder of the Smithsonian Institution
at Washington, has reposed since hi
death in the English cemetery at Ocnoa,
which is it now proposed to abolish. The
original tomb \b marked by a tablet
erected by the Institution, and the secre
tary was empowered at the last meeting
of the trustees to arrange for tho rein
terment of Mr. Hmithson'a remains and
the removal of the monument.
?The Vermont system of not hanging
a convicted murderer until two years
after the passing of the death sentence
upon him is founded on the assumption
that any possiblo doubt as to his guilt
will bo removed in that time, and all
danger of putting an innocent man to
death is thus eliminated.
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m. 10.05n. in. ami 4:110p. in.,makingconnoclIi>d
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Char loaf on.
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vision daily for t-tlontlalo, Jonosvlile, Union nnd
Columbia and intermediate points at 11:46a.
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Trams lonvo Toccoa, Go. , for Rlborton, Ga.,
daily 4:36 p. in. except Sunday, 7:00 a. in.
Returning leave Rlborton clallv t':uo a. in.
oxcopt Sunday, 2:16 p. in., mailing connec
lion nt Toccoa with trains between Atlanta,
Orconvtlle and t Mo Raul.
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bot wren Norfolk and Italtiinoro.
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tor Chattanooga ami Cincinnati.
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md liotwoon Birmingham ami Rlonniona i
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hrough trains of same numbers carry
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nglon oaah Monday, Wednesday ami Frida*
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? Atlanta, G?._"?WM?*, 3, ft
An Historic Tubs.?At the conven
tion of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, hold in Washington last
week, Mis Clark Waring, of Columbia,
roprcsoutfd tho State of South Carolina,
S?d presented to the society a piece of a
Deo which is of historic renown. The
tree is that under which General Marion,
of the Revolutionary army, and a lliit
ish ofllccr dined together during the
Revolutionary war, the meal consisting
of a frugal repast of good, wholesome
Irish (?) potatoes, Mrs. Waring, in mak
ing the presentation to the society, spoke
of the incident In a few words The gill
was accepted by the organization through
Mrs. Manning, the President getu tsl,
and was much appreciated.
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" No. lus. No. It.
Lv New York, N.Y P.A-N. '7 ?ftant 8 5f?pm
Lv I'hiladolp la, " lO'.Oam 11 fciipm
LV New York, ODS. .( n. |l I 0|?il
bv Baltimore, R S P Co. 10 30pm
Lv"W?shTtun, N A W~S R iT31>|un
Lv Portsmouth S.A. L. ... !l Iftpm IHlOam
LvWeldon .12 l lam 1201pm
l.vNorlina .Into- . -team I 35pm
Lv Henderson. . . 2 34am 2 lupin
I.v Raleigh .... .... 3 ham 3 12pm
i vSouthern Pines.5 fiUani liOUpm
i.v Hamlet.... . 7 0.1am 7 ."upm
Lv Wilmington. 305pro
ArCharlolte.......... Otdam lu20pru
LvCheeter. liosam 10 55pm
Lv Greenwood.12 (7am l 07am
I.v Athens. 2 :51pm 3 43am
Ar Atlanta ? . 4 3?um ? Ojaru
Ar Augusta, U ?! WC _ ."? IU|ui.
Ar Macon, Oof (>a.. 7 2(lpuill lOam
Ar Montgomery, A Si \V H. !t20pmTi (Mlaui
Ar Mobile, L ?* >f.... ,. :t (Oani I l .'pui
Ar New Orleans, b.v N 7 30am S.'tOpm
Ar Nashville, N (' ?V SI I... I! ?lOam l! 55pm
Ar Memphis, '? . 4 Ot)|iin 8 10am
No. 402. No. an
I.v Memphis, N 0& St I,..II 3 lam 8 15pm
I I.v Nashville, " .. 1130pm '.I lOaill
I Lv New Orleans, I. ,v N. . 7 40pm 7 55pm
Lv Mobile, " .. 12 20am 12 68pm
j Lv Montgomery, A ,v W I* i. 7.0am ? 20pm
I v Macon, c ot (ia. SOOam I 20pm
Lv Augusta, O & \V ('. '.?1 lam
i.v Atlanta s.a.1. 1 (Kipin !l 03pm
Ar Athena. 2 48pm 11 23pm
Ar Greenwood. 1 llpm 2 oftann
Ar Chester. iS33pm i 23am
Lv charlotte >s a b.???pm?iiOam
Lv \Vilmington, S ? I. 12 05pm
Lv Hamlet S A !. !>2ipm t-O?ain
i \ so 1'iiics s a I. in i ipm !D3am
Lv Raleigh.12 '-pin 11 . o.un
Ar Henderson .i ?ia.n i UUpni
i.v Norlina , tinotion .. .. 22011111 200pm
Lv WoldOII. 3,.Van 3 2opm
Ar Portsmouth,... .... 7 oOam 65Upm
Ar Wash'ton N Si \v s 11. 7 OUaiu
Ar Rallimore, Its PC. 1045am
Ar New S'ork, O O S8C. II :sopm
Ar Philadelpina, N Y .v N >-Kipin 5 loam
Ar New York,_ *?_6 4Upui 8 01 lam
~ No, 44. Nt>. ii>
I.v Tampa, S A I. Ry. iid'pm Kouani
Jacksonville.10 ?Harn \ 15pm
bavannah. I 38pm IIWipiu
('olumbia, : . o 07 pm 45am
Hamlei .. . 1120pm I) 20am
Southern Pines.10 14pm lo Uam
Raleigh.12 1 sam 12 0-7 pni
Henderson. 1 . 2am 1 27pm
Norliun Junction. 2 (6am 2 1 pm
Petersburg,. I 05am I 4Upui
Richmond. ? laam 5 65pni
Washinglonvial'ennRR 845am U30pm
Rallimore " R'(8am 11 35pm
Philadelphia " 12 27pm 2 ;>i>am
New York. _'? 3 lopm ti 30am
Note ?tDaily Kx, Sunday.
Duong cars between New York ami
Richmond, and llauiletand Savannah, on,
Trains .nus. ;;i ami 41.
ICential time. Lastern lime,
for TicKeis, bloopers, etc., apply to
?. M. P. RATTE, T. P. A.,
Tryon Struct, Charlotte, N. c
K. St. JOHN, Vice-l'resideut and General
(Jharleston and Western (Jarollna R. R.
AUDUIl'A AM) AHllltVILI.K BlIORT I.INK.
I ii ullecl N?>\ . :.">, I'.HUJ.
Lv Auguata. ii 40 it ?? ? p
Ar < i rue Ii wood.ii In p .
" Anduraou. h 00 \i
" Lauren* . I 20 p ?> 56 a
?' UraenviUo. _ 'A 00 p lu 10 a
" Ulenn Springs .. .. I 30 p .
" hpartunburn. ii 111 |i '.< 00? a
' S'hIiiiIh. ;>."?> p .
" Hcnd? rsouviile.ii w \< ....
" Aslli Ville. V < n I.
Lv AHhtiville. s 0 i a _
" Henderaouvtlle.!? n a .
" Plat Kock. !? 24 a .
Kaliula. !? 46 ?i .
" Tryon.10 20 a .
" 8partuiilnirg. J1 46 ? 1 10 p *
'? Glenn Spi ings.Id en it
" Gremmin--. . I? 01 p l iXi p
" Lhl.i'uiih.I .'?7 p 7 (Ml p
" Anderson . \ 26 tt
" (JC en wood. .' :<7 ]> .
Ar AnmiHtii. .. r> hi i> n 40 a
IjV Augusta. 2 40 p
Ar Allandale. 4 10 v
" Fairfax . . I 62 p
" Yoiiiaanoo. 8 i>0 a 6 6.1 p
" Ueaufort.1" in it li 6n p
I '? Port Royal.io 20 i* J 00 i>
" (Savannah .. 7 w? p
" Charleston- . V ,i,'i p
Lv Charleston. u ?h a
Tort Royal . 1 J0 p 7 (Mi a
1?' Hiifort_ .. 1 i 0 p 7 20 h
* Yeinassiio. 2 60 p <? 30 it
" Fairfax. '.? :i? a
" Allendale. u 47 a
A. AiigiiHtii. il 60 a
cioho connection at Greenwood fur all
points on 8. A. L. ami C. & 0. Hailway,
and at ^partllnhurg with Southern llail
Wpor any Information rolatlvo to tickets
rates, schedules, ?to., addr?w:?
w. j. Oraio, Gen. Pass. Agent
JC m. North, BoL Agt Angu ta, Oa.
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