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^ - mm mm AVE you a man by the
? ? m*m name of Branderstano
I stopping with you?"
? I heard the words spoken
Bt tho front door In u pleasant voice,
In which there wftfl something languid.
My heart began a vigorous thumping.
Looking out of the window, I saw a
troop of Confederate cavalry at tho
gato and men darting in different
directions. I knew that the house was
being surrounded. Helen went out to
meet tho Inquirer.
"Do you wish to see Mr. Brander- ?
Btane?" she asked.
Helen must have suspected that I
?was in danger. Th ? -o was a slight
pause, in which I fancied sho was de
liberating what to do.
"Ho Is in a critical condltiou," Bhe
said. "He was wounded recently. Ia
your business with him important?"
"Show tho gentleman in, If you
please, Miss Stanforth," I cnlled. I
know thero was nothing to bo gained
by attempting to put the man off. I
must appear unconcerned.
Sho led tho way \.o where I was. A
young man In tho uniform of a Confed
erate captain entered. Ho was a hand
some fellow, -with nu Indolent, self In
dulgent air, and evidently a gentleman.
He was extremely deferential to
Helen, carrying his hat in his hand and
bearing himself as if it pained him to
thus trespass upon tho household.
"Aro you John Branderstano, sir?"
"At your service. And you?"
"Captain Beaumont, ?th Qcowgla
"What can I do for you, captain?"
"I must trouble you to get up and
come with me."
"On what authority?"
"My own, sir. It has been reported
to me that a southern man workluK In
tho Yankee Interest Is here, and I have
come to tako him."
"Don't you think that an arbitrary
way to treat a citizen of Tennessee,
"Not when he has Yankee affilia
"By what right do you accuse me of
"You wero watched all the time you
were at Huntsvllle, sir. There was no
evldeneo against you, and you were al
lowed to leavo tho city, but after you
had got away n man camo forward
who claimed to have seen you In one
of the Yankee camps at Nashville."
"Indeed? Did he explain his own
This was a home thrust. The cap
"It seems to me, captain," I added,
following up my advantage, "that you
are hasty in acting on such informa
Helen spoko up: "My father was at
Nashville soon after the surrender.
Would you nrrest him?"
"Tho Information comes pretty
atralght. 1 reckon you'll have to come
"His wound is liable to open," said
Helen, "and if It should there might be
a fatal result."
She spoko with apparent Indifference,
but sho could not help betraying some
interest Tho otltccr looked up at her
with a pair of soft brown eyes inquir
ingly. I saw at once that he suspected
a tender relationship between us, but
he was too well bred to tread upon bo
delicate a matter.
"He can remain where he Is until be
Is better," he said, bowing to Helen, "if
you will give mo your word?the word
of a outhcrn lady?that he shall not
leave your house till we call for him."
Helen cast an inquiring look at me to
know if sho should give the pledge. I
saw that a glance would enable roe to
remain where I was and, if I chose,
after the departure of the troop, leave
the house, with Helen to bear the re
sponsibility of my going.
"Nonsense, man!" I said, rising. "Do
you suppose I'm going to permit a wo
man to stand between yon and me?
Tou are a gentleman, If y?u are taking
It upon yourself to arrest whom you
please, and I'm enough o>f a gentle
man not to avail myself ?f your prof
fered avenue of escape, ff I must go,
I must Where do you intend to take
By this tlmo several HB*n who bad
tfotfowed the officer pushed their way
toto the room. I recelvej no reply to
toy question, but was oRtored to get
Op and go with them. Tht? members of
tho family, discovering thtlt something
had gone wrong, flocked tjbout, and it
was easy to see that, though they did
not understand why I was arrested,
they wero all iu sympathy with me.
Mrs. Stanforth seemed greatly dis
tressed. Mr. Stanforth attempted to
argue my enso for me, of course to no
purpose. The negroes wsro all Indig
nant While wnltlng for my horse I
beard Lib delivering bjtoelf in tho
"Wha' fo' dat mls'ablo oeifer wld ho
sleeves covered all ober wld dem gol'
snakes goin t' 'rest a fine touth'n gem
len llko dat? Dat wha' fo' call free
dom? Colored folks got sno' freedom
?Jen dat. I heah mas'r flalkin 'bout
?tutioual llbo'ty. Wha's de use o' stu
tlonal llbo'ty when do ode* man got ho
hand on ye* collar?"
I heard no more, for I was conducted
out to tho gallery. Just as I started
down tho walk Ethel appeared, with
curious oyes, and I paused to take her
up and glvo her a parting kiss. I cost
a glanco at Helen. Thero was Intens?
Interest In her face, but among so
many emotions I ceuld not discover
which predominated. I went with tho
soldiers down to the gate, where I
found my house, and, mounting, a cav
alryman on each sldo of me, rode away
with the troop.
Wo proceeded up the piko for n short
distance, then, crossing the railroad
track, struck a road which bent to tho
"Captain," I said, "I don't llko tho
direction you are going. If your In
tentions wero not murderous, you
would tako mo to Huntsvllle and exam
ine Into the charge against me. It ap
pears that yon are taking me Into the
country to dispose of me."
"I am on my way to Join my squad
ron near Brownsborough, sir, wbero
; yo' will have an opportunity to face
yo'r accuser. If yo' ar<? innocent, yo'll
havo no trouble. To* can enlist In ray
_ jyhaak jrou, J)o I look like a man
who would po bogging for n conwnis
"I beg yo'r pardon, sir." And bo Hi t j
eil his hal apologetically.
I bad retained my coolness tims far. |
but I confess i did nol h"'' Ibo > it\i:?- j
tlon. As a southern man. used < ?? i
southern pqople, i felt n certain <?"????'?
donee, yet If it were known (but i win
n Union officer 1 would be pul oui >
Iho way without benefit of > lei .
Who was thi> man \\ ii<> bad Infora i
against mo? What did be know? 'I
more I thought about it the more
tense became my anxiety. Kudd< it I > i
looked Up and s:\w white tents.
knew til once i>y tbe looks of I be <??'."
that it contained one or two eoiupanl
of cavalry. There was a railroad brld ??
near by, crossing wbal I Knew to !
1-Mir.t river, and 1 Judged that the <.
airy was guarding thin bridge.
1 had forgotten my unlucky wound
and was Intent on the camp when,
passing under overhanging branches,
a stiff bough scraped my arm. and l
felt at once that it bad been Injured. 1
told the captain of my fears, and wo
halted to make an examination. Tak
ing off my coat, there, :is I expected,
was a stain of fresh Mood on my shirt
"You needn't trouble yourself to mur
der mo." l remarked. "That wound is
a better enemy than all my others to
The captain east glances about blui
for a house, lie had no Intention of
murdering me or being a party indi
rectly to my death. While he was
making n survey of the surrounding
country I was twisting my handker
chief above the wound.
"Can you get to that plantation'.-*' he
I looked up and saw a large manor
house about half a mile distant, with
its thinking rows of negro huts.
?I can try it."
We mounted and rode on and In a
I few minutes passed Into the gateway
I between Imposing stone posts, procoed
| In? by n Winding way to the house. I
[ was glad to dismount and get inside
the spacious ball out of the sun. There
1 I s.it down on an old fashioned hair
cloth mahogany sofa.
A number of white and negro cull
i dren, who wen- playing together as
I contentedly as If the pickaninnies were
I not the property Of their fair skinned
playmates, stood gaping at mo. A slim
? Mian with a determined mouth, at the
' corners of which were marks of to
Htfcco Juice?be turned out to bo an
overseer?an equally thin elderly wo
man, whom l had heard addressed as
Miss IMnkley, and a quadroon girl
made up the group. I was sitting with
my bead resting against the sofa back,
weak and despondent. Suddenly down
the great winding staircase came a
young girl with a shapely petite figure,
:i pretty oval face and an olive com
plexion, from which two almond shap
ed eyes Hashed at IU0 and the group
id "in me with the quintessence of as
tonishment. K?nning her words to
getln ? In a way peculiar to herself, she
"What's the matter?"
"The gentleman's bleeding from n
WOt'iid In the arm, Miss .lack," said the
"\\ bo is he? What is he? Is he go
ing to die?" She fired the worths as if
they were bullets.
".laquellne." put in the elderly lady
called Miss IMnkley, "don't ask so many
questions at once." Then she went up
stairs, remarking that she would bring
her smelling salts.
"I don't think I'm going to die Just
yet." I said, smiling encouragingly at
the young girl whose Intel est 1 had ex
cited, "i received a wound a few days
ago and have had very bad luck with
It. Anything that hits me never falls
to strike the tender spot."
"Why don't you lie down? Cynthia,
go get pillows."
Cynthia, the quadroon girl, was en
gaged nt that moment trying to drlvi
away the children and did not at once
"Cynthia, go get pillows:" repeated
Miss Jaquellne, stamping her foot.
It occurred to mo that this young
girl post caned an unbridled disposition.
Cynthia, *vho was doubtless used i<>
her mistrtss' way of spcnklllf, went
for the plltows, an 1 when they arrived
Mis:; .Jnc* made mo lie down, whether
I would o? not. nud covered mo with a
shawl, spf nkling me all the while with
such a wtttwin shower of devotion that,
despite her Irate order to her maid, she
quite wo? tuy heart.
Looking -out through the hall door, I
saw a fai man bestride a lean horse,
with saddlebags, wiping the perspira
tion from flls fare and riding up to the
gallery. Etc dismounted and entered,
pufllng for breath, and proved to be a
country doctor. Putting on a grave
face, he elnmincd my wound critically
and made great ado at dressing and
bandaglrlg it. then delivered the usual
admonition. He departed, leaving mo
lying on the sofa, Mi.s: Jack beside me.
ministering to wants that were not
wanted, devising schemes to meet re
quirements that were not required.
Suddenly the [wo guards attracted her
attention. They had been In the hall
ever since my arrival, but had not un
til this moment excited her antago
"What are you doing here?" Though
her words were spoken sharply, her
voice was soft and musical,
"On guard," replied one of the men.
"This Isn't your house. Oo nwny
"Hain't got no orders."
"I give you orders." V re was be
ginning to dart from her eyes.
I Interfered. "They are only doing
"They have no right In this house."
"But If you drive them out they will
take me with them."
"Will they?" Her manner changed.
"Never mind," she snld to the guard.
"Please don't leave us. I wouldn't have
you go for the world. You'ro aulto
ornamental, one on one imij oi in- I
door, the other on the other side, llko
statues, men nt arms In castle halls."
? The men looked nt each other fool
ishly and grinned. The girl went up to
one of them and asked him to let her
examine bis carbine. He did not quite
like to let It go, but Hbo took It without
saying "by your leave."
"What a funny gun! *Tow short!
How many times can you fire It off?
I wonder if I conld shoot with Itl"
She brought It up to her shoulder
and, after pointing It to the wall, lev
eled It first at one man, then at the
other. They "both looked a trifle nary
ous. but Bald DOtbiug. Tbeu she made 1
a ii" "on to cock It when the muzzle
was covering one of tho men. and lie
protested. She burst Into a merry
"What a brave man! Can't bland
! beln? pointed nt by a girl I Ever In n
battle? What's It like?"
j The soldier made no reply, I ut reach
? ed for his carbine and seemed very
I much relieved when she suffored him
l to take It. Thero was no more play, for
I ut that moment we heard the sound of
j horses' hoofs, and, looking out through
j the ball doorway, I saw two men riding
I UP to the house. The one was Captain
! Beaumont, the other Tom Jaycox, the
bitterest of all my Tennessee enemies
and upon whom 1 had visited most
Summary punishment for the part ho
hud taken In the massacre. In another
minute they had dismounted and as
cended the steps of the gallery, then
came rapidly through the hall. Cap
tain Beaumont's appearance denoted
that there was BOmethlOg on his mind
of great moment. Ills companion lum
bered along beside him with the ap
pearance of one looking for something
or somo ouo of peculiar Interest to
him. lie was a short, thickset man In
corduroy trousers, a double breasted
vest, open, no coat and a broad brim
med straw hat, the hue of which Indi
cated that It had served for several
Bummers. Ills nose hail been broken,
and be had lost an eye. A coarse, stub
by, brown and gray beard grew on bis
chin. An uglier specimen < the poor
white of thu south could scarcely bo
Imagined, and the moment I saw him.
knowing of his enmity for me, I gave
myself up for lost.
"There ho Is." said Captain Beau
"I reckoned so," replied the other.
"He's yo' man."
"Who Is he?" asked Miss Jack quick
"A renegade from the south, an abo
lition bound, one o' our east Tennessee
dogs. What he's doln byar I dunno.
but I reckon he's on some errant fo'
tho Yankee gineral at Murfreosboro."
Suddenly all the careless, Indolent de
meanor of the captain deserted him.
With truo southern impulse, without
stopping to Investigate the charge, he
was fired by the story that he held in
iubVhnrub? one who, though a southern
fcf," waB huutlng Information for the de
i "Guard!" he called.
I Tfhe two men approached.
I i "Take him away, and see that he
boosn't get hack here. I don't ever
i Rvant to see him again."
i 1 was stunned. I knew well what
: this order meant. I had heard It given
I In case of outlaws and knew that It
j (was tin) form In which orders were
, given to take men out and shoot them.
Many a guerrilla received his sentence
in those words.
"Captain," I cried, "if yon shoot me.
you will commit a murder! That man"
?pointing to the brute beside him?"Is
tho real murderer. I know him well.
I saw him shooting down women and
children. I saw him" I stopped
short. There was an Incredulous loo'.<
on the captain's lace. I Knew that my
accuser had his conlldonce. 1 realized
that denials and counter accusations
were expected from one in my position
and would have no weight.
Juqucllne, though she could not have
Understood the captain's order, from
my words and from my stricken tip
pen ranee, realized the situation. Bhe
stood paralyze.1, but only for a mo
ment. While the guards were ad
vancing toward me she stole up to the
captain and slipped her arm thron .'?
his. When lie looked down at her. she
was gazing up into his face with the
perfection of coquetry. I watched the
effect eagerly. His lirst expression was
one of surprise; then ail severity dl< I
away. An amused look followed, min
gled with admiration, und at last is
broke Into a pleasant Btnllc.
an aha 11.: :: son:::!:; i;:.
fllAVC Been met) di ;ortu< d in varl
force, but never have I see!) i n >>
quickly vanquished as he who was
about to rush mo off to ? sei t:i!< a. '.'.<
Intended act was most umvnrianted,
an I bad he been Induced to i< frr.'.n '<.
logical argument .< 1 should i. ?( ! tve
been surprised. Hut .loquollno knew
nothing of logic or i!i" merits of n.,
case. She used no pVn; .-lie conquered
by a look.
"What a queer man!"
"Who?I?" The captain's Btnllc
"Queerest man 1 ever saw. What do
yo* want to take him away fo*? Don't
yo' know he's wounded, and we Just get
lllin tixed up?"
"You don't mean It!" He spoke as
deferentially as If the Information were
really a surprise to mm.
"Don't want ever to sei- him again?
What a grumpy thing you must he!
Suppose I'd say I wanted never to ?eo
"You'd break my heart."
All this was not to the liking of the
captain's companion. "Well, captain,"
he put In, "what yo' goln tor do?
Coin tor let him lay thai- tor be cod
dled by the fambly?"
"Yo' hush!" cried .laquellne, with
suddenly (lashing eyes. The man start
ed back. Possibly he was unused to
such quick transitions. "Yo* can't take
him away till his arm gets well.
S'pose be bleeds to death? You'd have
his blood on yo' hands. Just think of
Considering that they had intended
to take me out and shoot me, the warn
Ing was. lo say the least, amusing.
Every one burst Into a laugh. Indeed,
1 could hardly refrain from joining in
it myself, notwithstanding my critical
"You certainly don't want to commit
a gross blunder, captain," I remarked.
"You can at least give me somo sort of
"Reckon I can refer the matter to
headquarters," ho replied, tlxlng his
eyes on .laquellne.
It was a delicate scale that balanced
life ami death in wartime and often
required only a feather's weight to
turn It. It had been turned for the
time and turned effectually. The guards
wore ordered back, and the captain
sauntered away with my accuser, wl 0
expostulated ns they passed out of the
house on to the gallery. Pulling a
cigar out of his pocket. Captain Beau
mont sat down In n rocking clintr and
began to smoke as trnnqullly ns tf noth
Ing had happened, listening composedl.i
to ttie ruffian who was trying to get
him to shoot me. But Beaumont was
now as difficult to move, as Imper
turbable, as lio had been before irate,
and Jaycox nt last went nway disap
pointed. He gnvo mo a malignant
glance before going, which said plainly,
"I'll Ox you yet."
Tue cuptuln coDtiuueti Bitting where I
lie w.is. Ms head resting on the hack of
(bo roekor, looking dreamily up at the :
waving branches of II large tree Bet j
against the blue sky. Supper was
ready, and Jnquelluc, taking o ruse,
went <mt and, fixing it in n buttoubole
of his coat, led blU) into the dining
room. liefere passing out of si^M she
turned and gave me a meuulug glance,
accompanied by a wry face at her com j
pnuioll, As the eaptain's back was
turned it was safe lor me to Indulge iu
a smile. Indeed. I fear I could bardly j
have refrained bad bis face been to
ward me. This little ?laquellno was
Willi? they wore nt supper I was do
Uboilltltlg upou tin- situation. It WUB
evident mat my old oUeililUH lind ?ither
stumbled upon me or had learned of
my presence in north A la bn inn and
were beut on my destruction. It was a
desperate ease. I was an olllcer in the
Union army, within thi- enemy's lines. ;
in citizen's dross and In Hint enemy's
bauds. I was hounded by men wbo
WOUld UOt BCTUpIo 10 use any means to
gel me in their power, if I did not es- I
enpc from the Confederates, I should
haug! if I did escape, l should in- mur- j
Presently Jaquellne and the captain
came out from the supper room, Jaque
llne in advance, the captain's eyes Used
on the pretty figure before him. Jnque
line was very graceful, very dainty.
Her every motion was charming. Sle
ws* so light on her fool that she t eem
ed Si (lively to tOUCll tie- gt'OUlld. '1 llOUgll
she walked, she danced, while her eyes
danced with her body, her bps wearing
a perpetual smile. Once she took two
or three steps, turning half urouud a
mere suspicion of a dance, a delicious,
tantalizing bit, like a sip of rare wiue.
"I'd like to meet yo' in a ballroom,"
remarked the captain languidly.
"Yo' woald dance beautifully. Yo'd
make a charming partner."
"I can sing."
"Yes, aud play. One day l was play
log (lingers banjo behind the barn.
Papa called, "Yo" Olngcr, stop that In
fcrnal twanging!' Wasn't it funny?"
She laughed. The captain laughed.
I laughed. There was something very
Catching about the little minx that nei
thel of us could resist.
She drew an armchair close In side
the sola on wlih Ii I was lying and in
sisted on the captain Beating himself
in it. He demurred, hut Miss .lack
would have It so, and Hie man who
half an hour before hail ordered me
out to be shot was Kitting by me as
though we v, ere excellent friends
Jaquellne seated herself in a rocker di
rectly In view of both myself and the
captain and. rocking vigorously all the
while, chatted like a niagple. The cap
tain settled himself within his com
fortable seat, tiskod permission to
smoke and, Unding that he had but
one cigar. Insisted on my smoking it.
Of course l refused, but he was ion
Innately well bred to smoke it liimsell
without another for me. Miss .lack
solved the problem by standing before
him with a lighted match till he was
forced to yield.
Then from without came the Jingle
of a banjo. Jaquellne caught tie'
sound and stood listening, her head
poised on one side, her eyes sparkling
as though forgetful of everything save
"That's 'The Bonny Blue Flag'.' "
ehe exclaimed, and she hummed the
words In a sweet though by no means
strong voice. As she went on she sang
rather than hummed, becoming more
and more animated, keeping time by
patting her foot on the tloor. I glanced
at the captain. He was looking at her
admiringly, the charm enhanced at
bearing a war song dear to every Con
federate soldier given with so much
spirit by such an attractive creature.
Suddenly the mush: stopped.
"Don't you like music?" asked Jnque
line of the captain. "I do; l l?vo It."
"I like it when warbled by such at
tractive lips." replied the olllcer.
Then the hanjolst without played a
Spanish dance. Jnqueliuc's body be
gan to vibrate; but. though alive in ev
ery limb, she did not dance. There
was something tantalizing In a prom
ised treat that was not realized.
"Dance!" cried the captain, an ex
pectant look In his handsome eyes.
"Do. plonse," I put In.
As n~l)lrd that has been soaring slow
ly In its expected course. Jaquellne
passed from comparative rest to mo
tion. In another moment t he was mov
lug about the hall with Improvised
steps, as though dill clllg was, !<> ?:
a paradoxical expression, her normal
condition of rest. She l!o.**!l< I, dronpi
rose, rested, keeping llr.ie with l
head, her arms, her whole Im I)
awhile I was so delighted (!i : l
nil excenl the dance, at ?' .!...!;.
thought myself to look at llie captain
It was easy to see that the thrall Jnque
line had been weaving about him was
Miss IMnkley had entered the hall
and stood looking at her severely.
Jaquellne stopped as suddenly as If
she had been moved by electricity and
the current had been turned off.
"I'm astonished nt yo*," said the lady.
"Yo've mad'-- the ncqualutaucc of these
gentlemen only this afternoon, and
here yo* are dancing befo' them as If
yo' were a Soubrette In a theater."
"My dear madam," I interposed, "yon
have no idea of the pleasure she has
given us. She would be a grand suc
cess on any stage."
"Do yo* think so?" queried Jaquellne
triumphantly. "I'd love to dance on
, "Jaquellne!" again cried Miss Pink
"Whut's the harm, nuntl?? I'm not
on the stage."
"Yes, but you want to be. To think
of ft Rutland on the singe! Yo' pa
would be mawtlflcd to death."
She passed up stairs, and Jaquellne
began again to rattle on In her singular
way. Suddenly It struck her that she
wonted Ginger's banjo, and, calling
Cynthia, she sent her for It. Then,
after testing the strings, she began to
play and slug. The music was light,
but sweet, itlng composed chlolly of
those UDlqQf negro melodies born under
the slave system as delicate plants
"Friendly! Buck was born to bo
"What makes yon think thai/'
"Most llery, pestiferous lltt'e Imp yo'
ever saw! Doesn't stop at anything."
"Mere Hashes of a strong nature.
When he grows up, he'll control It and
bo all the stronger for It."
"Think so? If he was black and I
owned him, I'd have him Whipped
A colored woman came In and told
the captain that Miss IMnkley present*
gd her compliments, and n room was
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" For two years I suffered ter
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poorly. I then tried Ayer's Sarsa
parilla, and in one week I was a
new man." John McDonald,
Don't forget that it's
that will make you strong
and hopeful. Don't waste
your time and money by
trying some other kind.
Use the old, tested, tried,
and true Ayer's Sarsapa
rilla. $|.00 a bolllc. All draggtats.
A?k your doctor what lie iliinksof Ay<T'?
Barnauarllla. !!<? kno? ?;? 11 about tills* ?raml
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.111 Im- aatUlli'd.
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BoraettiucB spring up among poisonous
Without warning she put the banjo
down ruid began to talk again, skipplug
from one subject to another, as'oubdi
lug us by her confidences, soiuetlim ?
asking questions, but seldom will till!'
for an answer. Presently I spoke
my stay with the Stallforths.
"The Stallforths!" she cried. "Dc
you kmc . 'cm V"
"Yes. Do you?"
"Ought to; they're my cousins. Did
you see MinervaV"
"No. Who's Minerva?"
"Her real name is Helen. We called
her Minerva at school. I went to school
with her two years, she's older than
"1 have met Miss Helen Stanfoi'tll."
"If you refer to (he young lady we
met today." the captain remarked,
"she's n very beautiful and high bred
woman, much like our Ocowgla beau
"She knows everything," said Jaquc
Hnoj "theology, geology, biology, psy
chology. Any more of'em?"
"That's quite enough," I admitted.
"1 Md y mi see Buck V"
"Oh. yes. Buck and I became quite
ready for him whenever he chose to
occupy it. She also Informed him that
1 could have a room.
"Captain." I said. "I have 110 reason
to gel away from you. Indeed. 1
wouldn't leave your guardianship Just
now for a plantation. The man win
lias accused me Is in league with
others who are Interested In getting me
out of the way. Now, If you'll permit
me to go to bed without u guard I'll
give you my word <>f holler Hot tC
leave this house till after the watch has
been resumed tonu now."
"Now, captain," put In .liiquollnc be
fore the officer could reply, "let the poo'
man go to bed."
"Po' yo' sake?" ho asked, looking at
her with an expression half admiring,
"Fo' my sake, fo' yo' sake, to' every
She went up In front of him and, put
ting her little oval face within n few
inches of his, brought her snapping
oyea to bear on nun ami stoou wuuiu?
for his decision.
"Well, I rcckou I must lot yo' bavo
yo' way. Yo'rc too pretty to qua'c)
She clapped her hands. "1 knew It!
Lovellesl man I e'er met! Too sweet
The captlllu smiled that pleasant, in
dolenl smile of his. looking at me at
the same time, as iiuich as to say,
'?What a deiuiously odd cronturol"
while JaqtiellliC disappeared as sud
denly as an actress who had finished
her part. Ginger tame In with n de
cantcr and glasses, w hich be placed on
I he table. The captain >at down be
rore the wine and Invited me to Join
"Miss Itutluud is co'taluly a dainty
little thing." he said as he took the
stopper from the decanter and tilled
"She certainly Is."
"Most charming creature I evei
"What u soubiette she would make!"
"Itavlsbilig! Fill yo'glass, sir. Uav
Ishlng. Do yo' know, 1 never saw uiu:
graceful dancing on the stage?"
"And what a sweet little voice!"
"The notes of a bird."
By this time 1 had made up my mind
that it would be Impossible to get the
captain on any other subject than
Jaquetluc, and he talked of her the rest
of tin? evening indeed, till he had fin
ished the decanter. 1 could not but
he amused at tbo transition Jaqucllue
had wrought In i's treatment of me.
It occurred to me to test his good na
ture still further.
"Captain," l remarked, "I'm caught
away from home with a thin pocket
book. Could you let me have a hun
dred dollars till I can get to where
tain up stairs to one of the main chain
her; '.'A the center of the llOUSC, tllOU
conducted me through a hall to a win
ami ushered me into the apartment In
tended for me.
there, is a hank V"
"Certainly, sir, with pleasure. N
trouble at all." Ami. pulling out a thick
toll ot Confederate bills, ho tossed then:
over to me.
i "Captain." 1 said, pushing back tin.
bills, "1 don't need money, i oiil.v
wanted to see if it were possible lor a
man to order another out to he shot in
the afternoon and do hill favor In tin
"My dear sir," he replied, "permit
mo to apologize for my hasty action. I
give yo' the word of a (Jeowgltl gentle
man that had not Ihn? delightful (Ton
lure Interposed 1 should now deep!;
regret the execution of my order."
"Von mean my execution."
"Yo" very good health, sir, and Hut
of the little lady."
The ih canter was empty. Ginger, lla
out lor domo, appeared, assisted ;
t< . i... j
Beai b <ho Ti'8 Kinil You Hava Always Bought
Employer: " Well, Mike, now that
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What party an: you going to support?"
Mike: " Shure, sor, the same ol'
Employer: " And what party is
Mike: 14 Mo mother-in-law. sor."
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