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u MYllAra&IMBOKrH jtfr At fShelovis f -"V 7 - . 1 W c7 .. ax JLAWIJA fyieASCfJT r i r toPXPIG,7TZVAeJiVCLU2G&CO 12 8YN0P8I8. Tho fltory opens In a Confoilprnto tent nt a critical stUKo of tlio Civil War. Oon 'ICe Imparts to Capt Wayno an Important .tnosiagc to LongHtrpot Accompanied by 'fiergt. Craig, an old army ncout. Wayno ntarta on IiIb mission. They Kct within tho lines of tho enemy and In tho dark ness Wnyno Is taken for ft Federal of ficer and a young lndy on horseback Is Riven In Ills chargo. sho Is a northern f:lrl and attempts to escapo. Ono of tho inrses succumbs and Cralff Roes through with tho dispatches, whllo wayno and My I.ady of tho North aro left alono. Thoy ncek shelter In a hut and entering It In tho dark n Iiuro mastirc atacks Wayne. Tho girl shoots tho brute Just In time. Tho owner of the lint. Jed Bungay, and litis wife appear and soon a party of horsemen approach. They aro led by a imnn claiming to bo Red Lowrle, but who proves to bo Ma. nronnon. a Federal offlcor whom tho Union (jlrl recognizes. Ho orders tho arrest of wayno as a spy ond ho Is brought boforo Bltarlilnn, who threatens him with doatli unless ho ro voals tho secret message. Wayno believes Kdlth nronnan to ho tho wife of MaJ Ilronnan IIo Is rescued by Jed Bungay, who starts to reach (Jen I.co, while Wayne In dlsgulso nenctratci to tho ball room, beneath which ho had been Im prisoned. IIo Is Introduced to n Miss Minor and barely oscapPH being unmask ed. Edith Ilrennan. recognizing Wnyno, nays she will save him Securing a pasi through tho lines, they nro confronted by illrennan, who Is knocked scnsclesi Then, bidding Edith ndlou, Wnyno makes a dash for liberty. IIo encounters Bungay, tnoy reach tho I,ee camp and are sent with reinforcements to Join Knrly. CHAPTER XXI. Continued! With tlio nrdor of young manhood I rtookod forwurd to tho coming linttlo, Iwhon I know tho mighty armies of INorth nnd South would onco ngaln icontost for tho fortllo Shonundoah. It 'was to bo American pitted against lYmorlcnn, a Btru'gglo over worthy of 'iho gods Slowly I rodo hnclt down (tho fljes of my men, marking their jiilignmcnt and accoutrements with lpractlsod oyo, Bmlllng grimly aa I 'noted their eager faces, war-worn nnd ,bronzcd by oxposure, yet reanimated iby hopo of active sorvlco. Ah I 'watched them thua, I thought again -of tyioso many other faceB who onco rode as thcao men did now, but who had dlod for duty oven na these also might yet bo called upon to dlo. Ono hundred nnd throo Btrong, gay In 'bright now uniforms, with unstained banner kissing the brceza above our proud young heads, wo rodo hopeful Ij forth from Charlottesville scarco throo years boforo, tintrlod, undis ciplined, unknown, to placo our lives willingly 'upon tho scared altar of our natlvo State What apoochloBs yoars of horror tho3o had boon; what his tory wo had written with our naked Btool; what scenes of suffering and death lay along that bloody path wo travelled! To-day, down tho snino red road, our eyes still flot grimly to tho northward, our flag i torn and rnggod remnant, barely 'forty men woro tho "D" hctweon tho crosaod aabros on their slouched brown hats, In aplo of all rocrultlng. Tha cheer in my heart was for the living; tho tear in my oyo waB for tlio dead. "Colgato," I said grnvoly, as I ranged up besldo him at tho rear of tho troop, "tho men looic excoodlngly "woll, and do not appear to havo suf fered greatly bocauao of phort ra tions." "Oh, tho ladB aro ulwaya In flno fottlo when thoy expect n fight," ho answered, his own eyes dancing ttB ho swept thorn over that straight lino of backs In his front. "Thoy'll scrap tho better Tor being n bit hungry, It makes them savago. Heats nil, Cap tain, what foolish notlous Bomo of tlioso people on 'tho othor side havo of us Southerners. Thoy seem to think wo nro entirely different from Uiomsolvcs; yet I reckon it would puz lo nuy rocrultlng offlcor up yonder to Bhow n finer lot of fighting mon than thoso follows ahead there." I rodo Blowly forward to my own position at tho head of tho troop. As 1 swung my horso Into our accustomed position I was too dooply burled In reflection to bo clcnily conscious of much that was occurring nbout mo. Suddenly, howovor, I bocamo nwaro that Bomo ono, nearly obscured by tho enveloping cloud of dust, was riding without tho column, in an Indopond onco of military dlsclpllno not to' bo permitted. In tho stato of mind I wub thon in this discovery strangely Ir ritated mo. "Sorgoant," I questioned sharply, of tho raw-boned troopor at tlio ond of tho first p'atoon, "what follow 1b that riding out yondor?" "It's ther pesky llttlo cubs aa como in with yo yesterday, sir," ho returned with a grin. "IIo's confiscated a inuel somowhnr an' says ho's a goln' back hum 'long o' wo uns." Curious to learn bow Jed had emerged from his arduous advonturcs, I spurred my horso alongside of him. The llttlo man, bonding forward dubiously, as it fearful of accident, WRH riding bareback on a gaunt, long legged mulo, which, judging from all outward appoarauccs, must havo been uome dlccnrdod asset of tho quurtor mutcr's department. "Going homo, Jed?" I naked, as ho glanced up and snw me. "Jlst as duin quick as I kin git thar," he returned emphatically. "By gum, Cap, I ain't bin 'way from Mariar long as this nforo In twelve year. Reckon she thinks I've skedaddled fer good this tinio, aa' 'ill bo n takln' up with some othor mala critter lent I git backthar mighty sudden. Wom en's odd, Cap, durn nigh uh ornary 2y A SlOW OF A GMT JACKET & a Tit A .. -. -r . . ft JW2ZX&jr5rA7ZWjmZCWDCW 'bout somo thlng3 as a muol." IIo eyed his mount critically. "Durncd If over I thought I'd git nstraddlo o' any four-legged critter ngln," ho said, rubbing himself na If in sudden nnd painful recollection of tho past. "Hut I sort r picked up this yoro muol down et ther corral, an' ho's tow durn woro out a totln' things fer jou uns ter over raovo off on a walk. I sorter reckon It's a heap easier a nlttin yoro than tor take it afut nil ther way tor ther countings." It was long after dark tho second dny when, thoroughly wearied, wo turned Into an, old tobacco field and mndo camp for tho night. To right nnd left of our positloi glowed th cheery flros, telling where Early't command bivouacked In lino of battU. From tho low rango of hills In fraut of whoro wo rested one could look across an Intervening valley, nnd s&g fa- off to tho northward tho (lira flauieB wLIch marked tho position at tho enomy. Down In tho mysterloua darkness between,-divided only by W Bwlft nnd narrow stream, woro the bluo and cray pickets. Tho opposing forces were sleeping on their arma. making ready for tho death grip 09 tho morrow. Aa I lay thoro thinking, wondering whn. might bo my fato before another nightfall, scolng constantly In my halt- drentnB tho fair face of a woman, which mndo mo more of a coward than I had ovor felt myself boforo, I was partially aroused by tho droning tones of a volco closo at hand. Lift ing my3clf on ono elbow I glanced curiously around to boo whoro It originated, what was occurring. Clus tered about a roaring flro of rails woro a dozen troopers, nnn in uto mldBt of them, occupying tho post of honor upon an empty powder keg, was Bunguy, enthusiastically reciting Scott. I caught a lino or two: " 'At onco thoro rose so wild a yoll Within that dark and narrow doll, Aa all tho Honda from hoavon tha foil Had ponied tho battlo-cry of, hell.' " and then tho drowsy god pressed down my heavy oyollds, and I fell asloop. CHAPTER XXII. Tha Battle In the Shenandoah. To mo It has always scorned re markab , that after all my other bat tlo experiences Antiotnm, Gettys burg, tho WlldornosB, ay! oven in cluding that first fierce baptlBtn of flro at Mnnnssa8 no action In which I ovor participated should remain so clonrly photographod upon memory ns this last despcrato strugglo for su premacy In tho Shonandonh. Evory mlnuto detail of tho conflict, nt least bo far as I chanced to bo n lorsonn! participant, rises beforo mo as I write, and I doubt not I could trnco to-day each stop taken upon that stricken field. The rovolllo had not sounded when I first awoko nnd, rolling from my blanket, looked nbout mo. Already a faint, dim lino of grny, heralding tho dawn, was growing clonrly doflnod in tho oast, and making manifest those hoavy fog-banks which, hanging dank and low, obscured tho vnlloy. Tho, tired men of my troop woro yet lying upon the ground, wrapped tightly in their blnnkotB, oblivious of tho deadly work boforo them; but I could hear tho horses already moving uneasily at their plokot-ropcs, and observed hero and thoro tho chilled flguro of a eontry leaning upon his gun, oddly distorted In form by tho enveloping mist Directly In ndvanco of whoro wo rosted, a long hill slopod gently up ward far perhaps a hundred ynrds, Its crest toppod with n thick growth of young oak-trees, yet seemingly devoid of underbrush. No troops woro enmped In our lmmodlnto front, nnd feeling curious to nscortaln something of our formation, ns well ns to ox amino tho lay of tho land botweon us and tho position occupied by the enomy, I walked slowly forward, un htndored, until I nttaluod tho crest. Tho fog yet held tho socrets of tho valley safely locked within its brown hand, and I could penotrnto nono of Its mystorlos. It wns llko gazing down from somo hondland Into a si lent, unvoxed sea. But directly across from whoro I stood, apparontty along tho summit of another chain of low hills similar to Uiobo wo occupied, I could porcolvo tho flames of numerous camp-fires leaping up Into sudden radlnnco, whllo ngalnst tho brighten ing sky a groat flag lazily flapped Its folds to tho freahonlng breeze. Evi dently our opponents woro first astir, and tho hondquurters of bomo division of tho onomy must bo across yondor. As I gazed, other flros burst forth to loft and right, as far as the unaided oyo could carry through tho gloom, and I was thus enabled to trnco dis tinctly thoso ndvanctd lines opposing us. l&porlenco told mo their position must ho a Btrong one, afcd their force hoavy. As I turned to mnrk our own forma tion, tho roll of druniB rnug out, whllo tho quickening notes of tho rovolllo sounded down tho long linos of slumbering men. Llfo returned, ub If by magic, to thoso motionless forma, nnd almost In a moment nil below mo becarao astir, and I could clearly distinguish tho varipui branches of T" TTV Tl tho service, as thoy stretched away commingled upon cither hand. Wo woro evidently stationed close to tho centro of our own position. Tho In tervening ground Bloped so gently for ward, whllo tho hill crest was so tlilckly crowded with trees, It looked an Ideal position from which to advnnco In lino of attack. tJpon my right thoro appeared a breuk in the solidity of our lino, but oven as I noted it, wondering at tho oversight, tho denso front of an Infantry column debouched from a rnvlno and, march ing steadily forward, filled tho gap. I could distinctly murk tho wcarlod manner in which tho men composing it flung thomsolvcs prostrato on tho hard ground tho moment they woro halted doubtless all through the long hours of tho black night they had been tolling on to bo lit time. Aides woro galloping furiously now among tho scattered commands. Tho obscuring fog slowly roso from off tho fnco of tho valley, but all tho central portion remained veiled from view. Suddenly, ns I watched, tho brown cloud beneath mo was rent nounder horo and thoro by llttlo spits of flro, nnd it was curious to ob servo how thoso quick spiteful darts of flnmo swept tho full length of my vlstn. I could distinguish no reports, it was too far away, but realized that tho opposing pickets had caught sight of each other through tho gloom. Then a big gun boomed almost direct- On Foot and Dying ly opposltoTno, Us flame seeming llko a red-hot kuifo rending the mist. Thl3 had barely vanished when a sudden cheor rang out upon my left, and I turned In tlnie to behold n thin, scat tered lino of gray-clad Infantrymen Bwnrm down tho steep slopo Into tho valley. With hats drawn low, and guns advanced, thoy plunged at n run Into tho mist nnd disappeared. Our skirmishers had gono In; the ball had opened. I hnd tarried long enough: any moment now might bring "bootB and. Baddies," and if I possessed the slight est doslro for a breakfast to fight on, It behooved mo to get back within our lines. Tho memory of that ani mated scono In front still frtfsh upon mo, how quiet and commonplnco ev erything appeared down thoro In tho hills. "Whnt has become of BuugayT" I qucst'.onod of Colgnto, whe was lying upon his back with eyes fastened on a floating cloud. "Do you mean tho llttlo mountaineer who enmo In with us last night?" I nodded. "Oh, his mulo bolted nt the first shot over jondor, and tho llttlo fellow is after It IIo's down the field there somowhore." How tlmo draggedl Tho bnttory to left of us wont Into action, and began firing rapidly; wo could mark tho black figures of tho cannoneers nt the noaror guns, outlined against the sky o"or tho crest, as they moved quick ly back nnd forth. Twice thoy boro motionless bodies to tho rear, and laid them Jbwn tcudorly boyond tho fierce zone of flro. Thon the heavier ploccs of artillery farther down the lino burst Into thunder, nnd wo silently watched a largo forco of infantry movo slowly past ns up tho long Blopo until they hnlted In lino of battle Just behind Its BuTnmlt. tho ndvnncod files lying flat upon their faces and peer ing over. But no orders came for us. Nearly noon by the rd sun hiding St. w mm Mihh mft, mmm 1 I f ' l( ''''''ilVOWT! ' 4Wj behind tho drifting powder cloud, Tho ever-deepening roar of ceaseless con tost had moved westward down the valley, when nn aldo wheeled hlB smoking horso In front of tlio Colonel, spoko a dozen hasty words, pointed Impetuously to tho left, nnd dashed off down tho lino. Tho men leaped to their feet In eager expectancy, nnd ns tho "Fall In, fall In there, lads," echood Joyously from lip to lip, the kindling eyes and rapid movements 'oleed unmistakably tho soldier spirit. Wo moved westward down tho long, baro slope in tho sunshine, through a half-dozen deserted, desolnto fields, and along n narrow, rocky defile lead ing Into n deep revlno. At tho mouth of tho rnvlno wo came forth Into tho broad valley, and halted. Just In front of us, scarcely a half-mllo dis tant, wero tho fighting lines, pnrtlally enveloped In denso smoke, out from which broko patches of bluo or gray, as charge succeeded charge, or tho wind Bwept asldo tho tog of battle. Tho firing was ono continuous crash, whllo plunging bullets, overreaching their mark, began to chug into our own ranks, dealing death Impartially to horso and man. Tho captain of the troop next mino wheeled suddenly, a look of surprise upon hlB faco, and fell backward Into tho arms of ono of his men; with nn intonso scream of agony, almost human, tho horso of my first sergeant reared and came over, crushing tho rider beforo ho could loosen foot from stirrup; tho Lieutenant-Colonel rodo slowly past us to tho rear, his faco deathly white, ono arm, dripping blood, dangling helpless nt his side. This was tho hardest work of war, that silent agony which tried men In helpless bondago to unyielding discipline. I glanced nnxlously along tho front of my troop, but thoy re quired no word from mo; with tightly set lips, and pale, stern faces, they neld their lino steady as granito, clos ing up silently tho rnggod gaps torn by plunging balls. "Captain," said Colgate, riding to whoro I snt my horso, "you will see that tho paper I gave you reaches Ho Reached Our Front. homo safo if I fall to como out of this?" I reached ovor and gripped his hand Lnrd. "It will be tho first thing I shall remember, Jack," I answered earnest ly. "But wo may havo It easy enough after nil It seems to bo an Infantry nffnlr." IIo shook hip head gravely. "No," ho Bald, pointing forward, "they will noed us now." Aa ho spoko It seemed ns though tho sharp firing upon both sides sud denly ceased by mutual consent. Tho teiriblo roar of small arms, which had mingled with tho continuous thunder of groat guns, died away Into an In termittent rattling of musketry, nnd as tho heavy smoko slowly drifted up ward in a great whlto cloud, wo could plainly distinguish tho advancing Federal lines, throo ranks deep, stretching to left nnd right in one vnBt, impenetrable bluo wall, sweep ing toward ub upon a run. Whero but a brief moment beforo tho plain ap peared deserted, it was now fairly alive with soldiery, tho sun gleaming on fixod bayonets, and faces aglow with the ardor of surprise. Somo one had blundered I Tho thin, unsup ported lino of grny Infantry directly in our front closed up their shattered ranks hastily in despcrato effort to stay tho rush. Wo could seo thom Jam ming their muskets for volley fire, nnd then, with clash and clatter that drowned all othor sounds, a battery of six black auns camo flying mndly past u, every horso on tho run, lashed Into frenzy by his wild rider. With carrlago and caisson leaping at every Jump, the half-naked, smoke-bcgrlnied cannoneers clinging to thslr scats llko monkeys, thoy dashed recklessly for ward, Bwung nbout Into position, and almost beforo tho muzzles had been well pointed, woro hurling canister Into that bluo, victorious advance. Hew thoso gallant fellows worked! their guns leaping Into air at each discharge, their movoments clock work! Tense, cage:, expectant, ovory hand among us hard gripped on sabro hilt, wo waited that word which Buro ly could not bo delayed, whllo from end to end, down tho full length 6f our straining line, rang out tho yell of exultant pride. "Steady, men; steady there, lads!" called tlio old Colonel, Bternly, his own eyes filled with tears. "Our turn will come." Torn, rent, shattered, bleeding, treading upon tho dead and mangled In rows, thofeo Iron men in blue camo on. Thoy wero as demons laughing at death. No rain of lead, no hall of canister, no certainty of destruction could check now tho fierce Impetus S)t that forward rush. God knowB It was magnificent; tho supremo effort of men Intoxicated with tho enthusi asm of warl Even whero wo wero we could seo and feel tho giant power In thoso grim ranks of steel tho tat tered flags, tho stern, sot faces, tho deep-toned chorus of "Glory, glory, hallelujah," that echoed to their tread. Thoso men meant to win or die, and they rolled on as Cromwell's Iron sides at Marston Moor. Twlco thoy staggered, when the mad volleys ploughed ragged red lanes through them, but only to rally and press stornly on. Thoy struck that crouch ing gray lino of Infnntry, fairly1 burled It with their denso bluo folds, and, with ono flerco hurrah of triumph, closed down upon tho guns. Even as thoy blotted them from sight, an aide, hatless and bleeding, his horse wounded and staggering from weak ness, toro down townrd us along tho crest. A hundred foot nway his mount fell headlong, but on foot and dying ho reached our front "Colonel Carter," he panted, press ing ono hand upon his breast to keep back tho welling blood, "charge, and hold that battery until we can bring infantry to your support." No man nmong us doubted tho full meaning of It we were to savo tho armyl Tho very horses seemed to feel a sense of relief, hands clinched more tightly on taut reins to hold them In check; under the old battered hats tho eyes of tho troopers gleamed hungrily. "Virginians!" and tho old Colonel's volco rang llko n clarion down tho breathless line, "there Is whero you dlo! Follow mo!" Slowly, llko some mighty mountain torrent gaining force, we rodo forth ' a walk, each trooper lined to pre cision of review, yet Instinctively tak ing distance for sword piny. Halfway down the slight slopo our lino broko Into a suar.) trot, then, as tho thrilling cotes of tho charge sounded nbove us, wo swept forward In wild, lmpetu,ous tumult Who can tell tho story of thoso seconds thnt so swiftly followed? Surely not ono who saw but the vivid flash of steel, the agonized faces, tho flnme of belching flro. I recnll tho frenzied leap of my horso ns we 3truck tho line ere It could form Into square; tho blows dealt savagely ta right and loft; tho blazo of a volley scorching our faces; tho look of tha big Infantryman I rode down; the sudden thrust that saved mo from a levelled gun; tho quick swerving of our horses as they camo In contact with tho cannon; tho shouts of rage; tho blows; tho Ecreams of pain; tho whlto face of Colgate as ho reeled an- fell. Theso are all In ray mem ory, blurred, commingled, Indistinct, yet distressful as any nightmare. la somo way, how I know not, I realized that wo had hurled thom back, shat tered them by our first flerco blow; that tho guns were onco again ours; that fifty dismounted troopers wero tugging desperately at their wheels. Then that denso bluo mass surged forward once again, engulfed us In Its deadly foldB, and with steel nnd bullet, sword and clubbed musket. ploughed through our broken ranks, rending us In twain, fairly Bmotherlng ua by shoer forco of numbers. I saw te old Colonel plunge head-down Into .1 i. ruck beneath the horses' feet; tho Major riding stono dead In his saddle, a ghastly red stain In the centre of his forehead; then Hunter, of E, went down screaming, nnd I know I was tho senior captain left About mo senrco a hundred men bat tled llko demons for their lives In tho midst of tho guns. Even as I glanced acIdo at them, shielding my head with uplifted sabrov from tho blows rained upon mo, tho color-scrgennt flunj; up his hand, and grasped his saddle pom mel to keep from falling. Out of his opening fingers I snatched the Bplln torcd staff, lifted it high up, until the rent folds of tho old flag caught the dull glow of tho sunlight " th Virginia!" I shouted. "Rally on tho colors!" I could seo them coming all that was left of them fighting their way through tho press, cleaving the mnss with their blows as the prow of a ship cut tho sea. With ono vicious Jab of the spur I led them, a thin wedgo of tempered gray steel, batter ing, gouging, rending a paBsago into that solid bluo wall. Inch by Inch, foot by foot, yard by yard, slashing madly with our broken sabres, battling as mon crazed with lust of blood, our very horses fighting for us with teeth nnd hoofs, wo ploughed a Inne of denth through a dozen files. Then tho vast tnasa closed In upon us, roiled completely over us. There was I n Hash, a vision of frenzied faces, and I knew no more. (TO nn CONTINUED.) An Inspiration. "Professor McMuddle Is very In genious In twisting things around to illustrate his theories. Is ho not?" "Ycb, I believe ho proposes to take the fact of tho champagne troubles In Franco nearly overturning tho gov ernment, to Illustrate tho curse of drink." 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