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March 7, 1895 THE WEALTH MAKERS 'icliamauca lOBRniglkt, WW, by Amarloaa Frees tdon. (OOHTtWUL- CHAPTER V. CARRYING TBI NEWS. Bad not Jake j Slack possessed a stoat heart he would hare quailed at poshing cat in the middle of a dark night on a road of which be had no knowledge and possessing the disadvantage of be ing occupied by neither Union nor Con federate troops. Between the rain and the artillery and the wagons, the roads were all oat to pieces. Water stood every where, and often where the way passed over a depression in the ground it was necessary to pass through small lagoons. Thia in the daytime, when one might keep the road by observing the fences, when there were any, would not have been so difficult, but overshadowed by the great black wings of night there was absolutely no guide save by feeling underfoot or an occasional glimmer ahead indicating that the way lay through an opening in the forest Tom floundered along at a very slow pace. Jakey found it not only difficult to keep him in the road, but impossible to keep out of mudholes when on it Now Tom's fore legs would sink into a soft spot and again would splosh into a deep rut, or one leg would be in the rut while the other was on the higher ground. Then he would flounder, while Jakey held on to the saddle with all his strength to keep from being thrown off by Tom's wri things. All the while a drizzling rain was slowly working its way through Jakey's jackot to get at the skin. The boy tried to guide his horse for awhile, but finally concluded that Tom was far better qualified to find his way than he was himself, and dropping the reins on the pommel of the saddle turned his nndivided atten tion to keeping his seat Every now and . then Tom would stop and look about him, as much as to say,. "Jakey, I don't like the looks o' things at all. " But if Jakey understood him he made no comment on the remark. He bad placed Tom in command and did not propose to interfere. i Just before morning the darkness grew thicker. Tom had for several miles proved himself worthy of the con fidence reposed in him and kept the road, but all of a sudden he brought np against a snake fence. Jakey was discouraged. He knew Tom had lost the road, and as for hiin- 1 self he did not feel competent to find it again. Bringing the horse sideways to the fenoe, he slid off on to the top rail and then down on to the ground. Hold ing the reins and leading Tom for he dared not leave him, lest he might not find him again the boy groped aroand for awhile looking for the road. It was of no use. uo where he would, there were only stumps and grass, every hol low being filled with water. He thought of lying down in a fence corner to sleep till morning. But he did not like to do this, for fear that, once asleep, he would not wake up till late the next day, and then the southern army might be away from Tullahoma, with all its stores, and perhaps there were a great many other advantages they would gain that caused Jakey, be ing a good Union boy, to wince, though he could not name thom. But there seemed no alternativa It oould not be more than two hours before daylight would show him the road, and he re luctantly concluded to go into bivouac As he was looking for a good, broad, flt rail to stretch himself on, Tom put his nose over his shoulder affectionately and rested it there. Never before had Jakey felt so deeply any interchange of sympathy with a dumb bruta "Tom, ole critter," he said, putting his arms about the horse's neck, "'this air lonesome. " And Tom seemed to respond as plain ly as if the words were spoken: "Jakey, you bet" Maybe Tom had an object in view more important than an offer of sympa thy. Maybe he had something to com municate. At any rate as Jokey stood with his arms around the lowered neck and looking over it he espied a light "Golly. Tom," he exclaimed, "I reckon y' sor't" ' In a moment he had climbed the fence and had regained his place in the sad die. Then, pointing the horse's head di rectly for the light, with a "Git up, Tom," rider and horse were soon away in the direction of its appearance. Suddenly there was an ominous click, which in the stillness of the night sound ed with all the distinctness of the cock ing of a gun. "Whocomt dare?" "Mister, can y' put rue on ter the road?" "Who you vas?" "I'm a boy, I air." "Vat yon want?" "I want ter go ter Manchester." "Vat for?" Jakey thought a moment before re plying. The question occurred to him, Was this surely a Union picket? No Confederate would be likely to chal lenge with a German accent "I've got some information fo' Mr. Rose Rose what's his name?" "Sheneral Rosecrans?" "Tes." Jakey was led over a stubble field which had not been planted since the previous season and brought before group of half a dozen tents, the head quarters of the colonel commanding the th cavalry brigade. The colonel had sot yet risen. Jakey's oonductor ex plained to the sentinel on post that the boy bad important information, where' upon the sentinel shouted, loud enough to wake the whole army, "Corporal of the guard!" The summoned soldier came, and it was explained to him that Jakey had important information. The corporal went off to fetch the officer of the guard. "What you want, sonny?" asked that person when he arrived, buttoning a coat he had just put on. "I don't want nothin." "Oh, you don't I thought you did. " "Reckon I gotsomep'n you uns want, bnt I'm gittin tired answerin questions bout it" "WelL what is it, my little man?" "I ain't no little man. I'm a boy." "Can't you tell me what you have for us?" asked the officer, smiling. "Can't tell nobody but somebody big." "I don't know anybody bigger than our chief of staff about here. I'll call him." So the chief of staff was called up and informed that Jakey had informa tion of the enemy. 'The chief of staff called up the colonel commanding, who suddenly appeared at the tent door in a pair of trousers and a woolen shirt It was evident from the moment the colonel espied Jakey sitting on old Tom In front of the tent and Jakey espied the slender figure of the colonel, with his blue eyes and light hair, that they had met before, not only that they had met, but that they must have been unit ed by some cord of great durability. There were two exolamations like pistol shots. "Big brother!" from Jakey. "Little brother!" from the coloneL Colonel Mark Maynard strode up to the boy, took him in his arms, and Jakey might have as well been in the embrace of a bear for a time, while not a word was spoken. Then there was a fusillade of questions and answers, after which the oolonel took Jakey into his tent and sat him on his own camp cot Jakey lost no time in giving a brief aooount of his trip from school, how he had slept at the guerrilla's house and how his father had heard of the evacua tion of Tullahoma. The colonel, throwing open the tent flap and seeing his chief of staff outside, called him in. "Captain," he said, "ride over to corps headquarters and say that a boy has just come in who is sent by his fa ther to say that he slept last night at the house of a guerrilla, who told his wife, not knowing that he was over- heard, that they are getting out of Tul- I lahoma. Say that the information is perfectly reliable, as it has been brought by a Union boy who went with me on my most important mission when I was a scout and rendered me on that occa sion the most valuable service a human being can render another. Ride at once. Never mind the division commander. There's no time to spare for army eti quette. Go." The captain saluted, and without waiting for his own horse to be saddled mounted the horse of an orderly and dashed away. ' CHAPTER VL TULLAHOMA. Colonel Maynard was ordered to push forward down the road from Manches ter toward Tullahoma in order to test the truth of Jakey Slack's information. Jakey begged permission to go with him, but the colonel told him that be had better go back to his father and sister. Jakey argued that he could as well return from Tullahoma if they should reach it, and, if not, from any point where they might halt The colo nel at last consentedj and as they rode off he remarked to the members of his staff, using the conventional military phrase for announcing a staff officer in orders, "Gentlemen, this is Jacob Slack, volunteer aid-de-camp to the colonel commanding the th cavalry brigade, and will be obeyed and respected as suoh." The announcement, couched in these terms, so delighted Jakey that he caine well nigh losing his balance and falling off old Tom's back and getting himself trampled on by the rest of the staff. Bnt after the first flurry he made a most efficient aid-de-camp that is, if riding close beside the colonel and eing always ready for an order which was never given constitutes a good staff officer. About noon the fortifications around the town of Tullahoma suddenly appear ed before them. Though it was plain now that they were not to be defended, the advancing foroe half expected to see a cloud of smoke burst from them. But they were silent and impotent, without troops to man them. Dashing from the edge of the wood, Colonel Maynard, followed by Jakey and the rest of the staff, rode over the intervening space, and in a few min utes were climbing the slanting sides of the earthworks. A point had been gained which, without the previous ma neuvers, would have cost thousands of lives. Even Jakey Slack, who can hard ly be called an eduoated soldier, expe rienced a certain comfort on riding un opposed over breastworks so formidable. Once within them, he got off his horse, and seeing a big siege gun from under which the carriage had been burned climbed on to it and sat a-straddle, wav ing his hat and cheering as vociferously as if the victory had been exclusively due to his own genius. His hilarity was suddenly quenched by the colonel, who, riding up to him, told him that the brigade was ordered forward in pursuit of the retreating enemy, and that he must go back to his father and sister. Jakey begged hard to go on, but his appeal was unavail ing. His brief dignity must be resigned. From aid-de-camp on the staff of the oolonel commanding the th brigade, "to be obeyed and respected as suoh," be must be reduoed to the level of a small boy. The colonel gave him a hug before parting and told him that he would send a trooper with him to Bee him safe ly on his way. Had Jakey been a sol dier his action on this occasion would have been considered by any court mar tial rank mutiny. "D'y think I hain't nobody nohow? Didn't I go with y' last summer ter Chattanooga when y' war nuthin but a scout? 'N didn't I stay in jail with y'? 'N now yer talkin 'bout sendin a sojeT inn me fo' a nurse. " "All right, Jakey. Go it alone if yon prefer it" The colonel rode away, and Jakey, shorn of the plumage he had worn so becomingly for a whole half day, pro ceeded on bis return journey. He first inquired the most direct route to Hills boro, and having been directed to it he set off at a brisk trot He had eaten nothing since early morning and was ravenously hungry. At a farmhouse by the way he secured a meal for himself and a good feed for Tom. Then the old woman who furnished them gave him a kiss and started him again on bis journey. Jakey had not gone far before he came to a road connecting Hillsboro with the MacMinnville branch' of the railroad at a place called Concord. The road on which he was traveling forked into the other at an acute angle, the two running nearly parallel for a short dis tance. Looking ahead toward the fork, be saw a rig which struck him at once as being astonishingly familiar. It was none other than the rawboned horse and paint bereft buggy he had seen several times before. As it drew near, Jakey could see some one in the buggy, and he was not long in recognizing the pe culiar dress of Miss Betsy Baggs. "Hello, Miss Baggs I Whary' goin at?" he called. Never a word spoke Miss Baggs. She sat bolt upright in her buggy, regard ing the boy fixedly as Bobby Lee trian gulated onward. As she passed she turned her head slowly, keeping her spectacles on Jakey with an unearthly, stare. There is something superstitious' in all human beings and especially in boys. Something like a shiver ran down Jakey's back at sight of this singular person, who knew him perfectly, yet who passed him, her head turning me chanically, without uttering a word. For a moment he was tempted to believe that Miss Baggs had perished, and this was her ghost going to seek rest in some other land than war scarred Ten nessee. But this feeling was momenta ry. Throwing it off, he shouted: "Shell I give yer love ter Rats when I see him?" If Miss Baggs was trying to make the boy believe he was mistaken, or that he saw her disembodied spirit, her effort failed signally at this point A peal of suppressed laughter came back on the breeze to Jakey. Looking after her, he saw the back of the buggy, from which streamed the tatters of the top and un der it Bob Lee's four legs mingled in inextricable confusion, doing some of their best work. "She uns hain't bent on no good," said Jakey to himself as he gave Tom a jog. "Reckon she's up ter somep'n. " Jakey rode on musing upon Miss Baggs. He had noticed her kind treat ment of his sister, and as Jakey was disposed to regard Souri the most im portant person on earth after Colonel Maynard Miss Baggs had thus found her way into that youthful something or other which for want of a better name may be called Jakey's heart. His remark was made with great serious ness. Jakey felt that it was his duty as a Union sympathizer to put some one (ju Miss Baggs' track. "She mought be orken fo' the Confederates," he mus ed, " 'n then agin she moughtn't. " The latter view was most agreeable to him, because he liked Miss Baggs and would grieve to see any harm come to her. While he was jogging along, turning the matter over in his mind, he saw several horsemen in blue and yellow come tearing down the road. They rein ed in when they came up with him and opened a volley of questions. "Say, boy, did you see a woman with K striped dress and goggles go by?" " 'N a long legged wind busted crit ter?" "Yes." " 'N an ole rattlin buggy?" "Yes." "What d'y' want with her?" "Never mind that Have you seen her?" "Waal, never mind whether I have or not. Git up, Tom!" This brought the questioner to terms. "Are you a Confederate boy?" "Don't I live in Tennessee?" ' "I suppose that means you are Con federate. x We've no time to lose. The woman in that buggy is is" He was conjuring up a story to deceive the "Hello, Miss Baggs!" stupid looking boy before him and get the required information, but he was not good at inventions. Jakey came to the rescue. "Wanted by you una' general or colo nel or somep'n?" "Yes." "Fo ter keep ner outen danger coz she's like nuff to run inter a guerrilla camp?" The man looked wonderingly at the boy, who was making a story for him unasked. "Y-e-s," he replied, uncertain what to say. "Waal, she's gone along thar. When y git ter tn' tork in tn' roaa, take tn left fork." "All right Thanks, my little man," and the party galloped away to take the wrong road on reaching the fork. Jakey pursued his course meditative ly- "Reckon that warn't me done thet 'X must a ben some un else. 1 air a Union boy, I air. She un's Confedor ate. Like nuff some un got spicion of her. Reckon I can't be Union ef I help m SEND For One The Wealth Makers BEFORE MARCH 1ST. and we will send you free, post-paid, volume containing 96 Photographic views of Historic Places, Character Sketches. Majestic Mountains, Roaming Waterfalls, Beauti ful Gardens, Glorious Landscapes, Homes of People, Grand Canyons. The descriptions are not short foot notes, but in the form of a classic narrative, enriched with anecdotes, adven tures, legends, historical sketches, characteristics of the people, etc., the whole forming a SfsGrand Picturesque America.532s This offer is extended to our present subscribers as well as new ones. By sending 91.15 your present subscription will be advanced one year. 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The guard was suspi cious and took the pass to heador,"ters after letting her go through, t.uugji, like a fool when the trick was discov ered." "Waal, reckon they'll ketch her," and Jakey rode on. As the dusk of the evening was com ing on Tom was seen by Farmer Slack far down the street advancing at a jog trot and on him Jakey, bobbing up and down, his elbows stuck out on each side and his little legs at an obtuse angle with the rest of his body. Riding up to the little porch in front of the house, Jakey slid down from Tom's high back with as much dignity as he could com mand on descending from such a height The whole household, including the children, was there to receive him, and Jakey was about to give them an account of how he had served on Colo nel Maynard's staff when he caught his fath'er's eye. "You, Jake, "said Mr. Slack, "didn't I send y' out ter th' barn ter look arter the critters last night, 'n now yer been ridin all over, nobody knows whar. Whary' ben?" 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