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By C. N. and A. M. WILLIAMSON,
Authors ot"BA* Lltfhtnln* Conductor." "Rose
mary In Search of a father," Etc. J? J?
McCLURE. PHILLIPS (V CO.
-m T Is those In tin* thick of
r^y^M^ battle who can nfter
ward toll least about It,
>?f ? and to tlio princess thoso
?J y?r I live mlnutea ? moments
^-tf ^? (ho most tremendous,
I lie most vital of her lifo?wer? after
ward In memory like a dream.
She had seen that a man was ghast
ly palo; she had caught a gleam of
fear In his eye; she had felt a tigerish
qulvor run through his frame as the
crowd pressed him ngnlnst her. In
stinct ami love -had told her tho rest
nnd lam hi her how to set.
Vaguely she recalled later that she
had thrown herself forward and struck 1
up the knife. An Impression of that
knife as the light gleamed on It alone
was clear. Sickening, she had thought
of the dull sound it would make in
falling, of the blood that would spout
from a rent in the white coat among
tho Jeweled orders. SIlO had thought,
as one thinks In dying, of existence In
a world empty of Leopold, and she had
known that unless ho could bo saved
her one wish was to go out of the
world with htm.
More than this she had not thought
Ol" known. What she did was done
scarcely hy her owu volition, and sho j
seemed to wake with a start at last, ?
to hear herself BObblUg and to feel tho j
throb, throb, of a hot pain in her arm.
A hundred hands?not quick enough '
to save, yet quick enough to follow the :
lead given by hor?had fought to seize j
the man in gray and stop a second
blow. They had homo htm away,
while, as for Virginia, her work done,
she forgot everything and every one
Reviving, she had heard him speak
to the crowd ami told herself dreamily
that were she dying his voleo could
liring her back If he called. She even
listened to each word that rang out
like a cathedral boll above tho babel. <
Still lie held her, and when the cheers
caino hIio scarcely understood that
they were for her as well os for Leo
polo, tho emperor. Afterward, the ne
cessity for public action ovor, ho bent
bis head close enough to whisper,
"Thank you," and then for Virginia
every syllable was clear.
"You are the bravest woman alive,"
ho said. "I had to ke p them from
killing the ruffian, bin now I can
speak to you alone. I thank you for
what you did with my wholo heart,
and I pray heaven you're not seriously
"No, not hurt nnd very happy," the
prim-ess answered, hardly knowing
what she said. She felt like a soul re
leased from Its body, floating In blue
ei her. What could It matter If that
body ached or bled? Leopold was
safe, and she had saved him.
Ho pointed to her sleeve. "The knife
Struck you. Your arm's bleeding, ?nd
the wound must lie seen immediately j
Vy my own Burgeon. Would tnnt I could j
go with you myself, but duty keeps j
mo here. You understand that. Baron
von Lyndal and his wife will at once !
take you home, wherever you mi* bo,
"But I would rather stop and see I
the rest," said Virginia. "I'm quite
well now, not even weak, and I can
go down to my friend"?
"If you're able Ho stop, it must bo
hero with me," answered Leopold.
"After the servlco you have done for
mo and for tlte country it Is your
The ladles of the court, who, with
their husbands, had beon waiting to
congratulate Leopold, crowded round
tho girl as the emperor turned to them
With a look and gesture of invitation.
A seat wns given hor, nnd tho arm In
its blood stained sleeve was hastily
bound up. She was the heroine of the
day, dividing honors with Its hero.
There was scarcely a grande dame
nmong the brilliant assemblage on the
emperor's platform to whom Lady
Mowbniy and her daughter had not a
letter of Introduction from their Inval
uable friend. Hut no one knew at
this moment of any tltlo to their recog
nition possessed by the girl other than
the right she had earned by her splen
did deed. All smiled on her through
grateful tears, though there were sonio
who would have given their ten an
gers to have stepped into her place.
Thus Virginia sat through ttie cere
monies, careless that thousands of eyes
wero on her face, thinking only of one
pair of eyes, which spared a glance for
her now and then, hardly seeing the
statue of Khnctln, whose glorious mar
ble womanhood unveiled roused a
storm of enthusiasm from the crowd,
hearing only the short, sMrrlng speech
made by Leopold.
When everything was over and tho
people had no excuse to linger savo to
see the emperor ride away and the
great personages disperse, Ix*opold
turned again to Virginia.
' All tho world was listening, of
course; all the world was watching,
too, and, no matter wiiat his Inclina
tion might have l>cen, his words could
be but few.
Once more he thanked and praised
her for her courage, her presence of
mind; thanked her for remaining as If
8ho had been granting a favor to him
ond asked her' where' she woa staying
in Kronburg, as ho promised himself
tho honor of sending to Inquire for her
health Ihnt evening.
His desiro would ho to call at once in
Iktsoh, he added; but, owing to the
programme arranged for this'day and
several days to follow, not only each
hour, but each moment, would be of
lictuiiy occupied. These birthday fes
tivities were troublesome, but duty
must be done, and then, Leopold re
pented, when lie had Miss Mowbray's
name and address, the court surgeon
HUd physician would be commanded to
attend upon her without delay.
With those words and a chivalrous
courtesy at parting, the emperor was
gone, llarou von Lynda), grand master
of ceremonies, ami ids baroness having
been told off to take care of Miss Mow
In another mood it would have prick
ed Virginia's sense of humor to see
BaroneM von I,yndnl's almost shocked
surprise at discovering her to be the
daughter of that Lady Mowbray whom
she was asked to meet. Luckily all
tho letters of introduction had reached
their destinations, it merely remaining,
according to the etiquette In Uhaetla.
for Lady Mowbray to announce her ar
rival In Kronburg by sending cards to
tho recipients. Hut Virginia had no
heart for laughter now.
She had been on the point of forget
ting until reminded by a dig from tho
spur of necessity that she was only a
mnsqucrader acting her borrowed part
In a pageant. For the first time since
she had hopefully taken it up that part
became detestable She would have
given almost anything to throw It off
and bo herself, for nothing less than
clear sincerity seemed worthy of this
day and the event which crowned It.
Nevertheless, in the vulgar language
of proverb which no well brought up
princess should ever stoop to use, she
had m?de her own I>od, and she must
lie In it. It would not do for her sud
doidy to give out to the world of
Kronburg that she was not, after all,
Miss Mowbray, but Princess Virginia
of Uauruenburg-Drlppo. That would
not l>e fair to tho grand duchess, who
had yielded to her wishes, nor fair to
her own plans. Abovo all, it would
not bo fair to tho emperor, handicap
ped as ho now was by a debt of grati
tude. No; Miss Mowbray she was, and
Miss Mowbray she must for the pros
Naturally the grand duchess fainted
when her daughter was brought back
The arm in it* blood stained sleeve was
hastily bound np.
with ominous red stains upon the gray
background of her traveling dress. But
the wound was neither deep nor dan
gerous. Tho court surgeon was as
consoling as ho was complimentary,
and by the time that messengers from
tho palace had arrived with Inquiries
from the emperor and invitations to
the emperor's ball tho mother of the
herolno could dlspenso witli her sal
Sho had fortunately much to think
of. There was the important question
of dross for tho ball tomorrow night;
there was tho still moro pressing ques
tion of the newspapers, Wbicb must
not be allowed to publish tho borrow
ed name of Mowbray lest complica
tions should arise, and thero wero the
questions to be asked of Virginia:
How had she felt? How had she
dared? How hod tho emperor looked,
nnd what had the omperor said?
If it had l)ccn natural for tho grand
duchess to faint it was equally natural
tha,t she should not faint twice. She
t>egan to believe, after all. that Provi
dence smiled npon Virginia and hor
adventure, and sho wondered whether
tho princess' white satin embroidered
with seed pearls or tho silver Spangled
blue tullo would be more becoming to
wear to tho bnll.
Next day the Hhaetlnn newspapers
devoted columns to tho attack upon
tho emperor by nn anarchist from a
certain provlnco (onco Italian), who
had disguised himself as an ofllclal in
the employ of tho burgomaster. There
wero long paragraphs in pralso of the
lady who, with marvelous courage and
presence of mind, had sprung between
tho emperor nnd the assassin, receiv
ing on the arm with which she had
shielded Unser I,eo n glancing blow
from tho wenpou aimed at the Im
portal breast; but, thanks to a few oar
ncstly imploring worfln written by
Lady Mow bray to Huron von I.yndal,
commands lmpro.sscd upon tho land
lord of tho hotel and tho fact that
Rhnetlan editors aro not as modern as
Americans In their methods, the lady
was not named. She was a /ureigner
and a stranger to the capital of Hhae
tln. She was, according to the papers,
"as yet unknown."
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# The Last Raid on Upper South
?| Carolina, Confederate War.
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May the first, 1865, was the winding
up of the Confederate war in South
Carolina. General Stoneman'a com
mand was pursuing President Davis
through Spartanburg and I.aureus coun
ties and they went into camp the first
day of May, at Samuel Holt's, on
Rabun creek, in Laureus county, S. C.
They took possession of his farm, tore
out the end of his corn crib and scat
tered three hundred bushels of corn
(over the horse lot and surrounding
,'oods to feed their horses. What the
horses did not eat was tramped into the
mud and /asted. The officers made
their headquarters in his dwelling house,
took his meat out of the smoke house,
tilled his chickens, brought in his cook
to get their supper, put the food on his
table and then invited him to sit down
and eat with them. This made him so
mad that he said it would have choked
rim to have eaten one morsel with them.
On that night news was brought in that
General Johnson's army had surrendered
in North Carolina, the war was over
and hostilities to cease. Afterward*
meeting Mr. Holt I asked him how the
Yankees treated him. I was sorry that
I mentioned the subject. I could al
most feel the steam of the expletives
as he rolled them from his mouth. Tin*
incident and his imprisonment in Ku
Klux times were two things it was best
not to mention in his presence. Next
morning the Union men were swarming
all over this section stealing every mule
and horse they could lay their hands on
and taking negro men to lead their
slock. About daylight I heard some
one halloing get up there. Wife that
is a Yankee's voice. On opening the
door there stood a tile of men with their
muskets cocked on me. We want you
as a guide to Cooley's bridge. Iam not
going. You can get a negro out thcr
in the cabin. I put on my clothes and
walked out and by that time they had
my horses out and were trotting dow
the road. One of them called out w
are borrowing your horses and willgiv
them back by the guide from Cooley'
bridge. Tho thunder you will! I was
letting some warm words come out
This was a squad of couriers (with
[Charley Simpson piloting them
Cooley's) carrying the news that Gen
>ral Johnson's army had surrendered
and the war was over, still they wer
stealing our horses. The marsh pony
they carried off was put in the posses
sion of their commanding officer, wh
said that he was going to carry it home
for his wife to ride. It was the pretti
est pony that he ever saw. These were
the words that my negro man brought
back when he mdo up with Charley
Simpson on an old crippled mare. The
Yankees forgot to return my stock 01
pay for them until this day.
The Union men were trailing Presi
dent Davis, who had passed through a
few days ahead of them just like a
hound dog would follow a rabbit's
track. They went right on the trail by
Boyd's bridge, then towards Kasor's
bridge on Saluda. Wheeler's men had
fired this bridge and the column turned
Up to Erwin*S bridge and out towards
Honen Path and Anderson o. H. Gen
;ral Leo's men were coming through
jvery day on their way home. Often
they would call me out and ask for
something to drink. I had a jug of
whiskey made out of sorghum skim
mings that a neighbor had given me for
dting his mule back from one of Mor
gan's men. I would fill a glass and
hand to them and they would turn it up
and drink. I never had a man to drink
a glass or ask for more. Talk about
your one X dispensary. This stuff was
about the meanest that ever run out of
Two weeks after this a Confederate
soldier rode up to the lot gate and asked
directions to Darlington. He was
dressed in a roundabout coat. After
asking him about his command and re
[cciving no favorable answer he saw
that he had me non plussed. He told
me ho was General Samuel Ferguson
who commanded President Davis' e1
cort. He went into camp at Washing
ton, Ga., and drew rations for 1,1500
men. That evening news came up on
the Georgia road from Augusta, Ga.,
that Gen. Johnson had surrendered.
His men commenced saddling up and
[going ofi* in squads during the night.
Next morning about 100 were in camp.
He reported to the president for orders;
pay oil" your men and dismiss them.
He then called upon General Breckin
ridgo, who was sitting on his horse in
the public road. A scout dashed up and
said the Yankees aro coming. The gen
eral rode olf towards Macon and Gon
al Ferguson up the river to Hart
county. Then crossed over to 1'endU
ton, and by here on his way to his kin
dred in the lower country, where he re
mained until times got so he could join
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This was the last time I saw General
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