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THE INDIANAPOLIS DAILY SENTINEL, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 31, 1886.
15 THE UNION ARMY. 1 MKMOUIAL DAY TlUOVTC TJk sr. mo stupendous elm tree Tho UniVn nnuy stands; Its brauch wave o'er many ft grave The graves that link two lail . It t-i rrad. Mi North, It -preadeih South, ltftprmdrth East and Vt; It htuv m r thetannon silent uinith, "When it bird inltfht build her na. tint Ma Id Ilm! of Ml- monarch Arr droppin;; day 1y day; Dy tattle MtiitMl, and by Time' jcytlJ inn n I. I They mo luM-R f"t nwuv. ! The Utiejn t lint tre u tho fruit of peace, ) That sl.rlteivd tu Ihn' war1 nlht, ! From th uil Id trei nit breaking froi And dvlng iti .ur tight, I Wo know tlnT nrepdrom? youiu brnnrhoj, All full of tbrt sap of Me, j Hut wli old Imui-U that U dropping now j drew Irnr thro ft nation' trlf We iel now pitv, nnd love, and prldn Tor tli l yal iy In blu 1 A Iii mnUclomt. ,t mi-1 Mm Huts erowMilik And i;rnvr crowd fut on our view, J Thrlct lxmtttf ul nnd nrnd IU this Memorial Day, When the win rior true, who worn the bin,, Are nil of Mu m wearing tin gray. WVarhig Iii Kniy In their whltend locks, A with tritdy, martial inwl ' Tby follow tin ranks mt myntlebanki And u marching iluwn to thu dead.. fVntter tin Ib rnl trlbubn Ovit (li thickening i;riVN. On the hun-kio 1 nlr, untnlnl nnd fair, Our splendid banner wave. Freedom grows, wi ll In our country' noil, lltdiold hoW it bloollH anil thrives. Hut w imit not forget tlmt It roots wert) wit "With the llxtl of a million lives. V.l.l.k WIIKKI.KII WltXQX. Mcuxdcn, Ct, May 27. THE LONE QRAVE OF THE SHENANDOAH, tAu oUtnal tury tkMi from the FUl Hook of Dollll I'llilC Tbo old stouo tavern known through gen- tratlons aa tho Indian Queen, that Rtmidi on -a turn of tho road down tho mountain from fiherryville to M , of tho Shenandoah Valley, enjoys a landftcnro a castlo might I proud of. That this is tho Indian Quocn runs on tradition and general consent, for the old-fashioned signboard that creaks in tront lost long since the work of art that pictured forth the name. Nothing remained ton, the one side but a dim crown of feathers, oearly obliterated, and two staring eyes on the other, that, put together by the curious observer, failed to nialre up that imaginary creature known to tradition and dime novels as Her MaJ.ity Queen Tocahontas. Virginia's little romance of that Ilk fa al-out as dim as the signboard. Focahontai did live and was the daughter of a chief. Hut all else U the fringe-work of fancy, (that, like tho sign, would havo long since faded out but for a useful purpose the ro imance serves, and that is, the manner in svhich our loved ancestors had of account ing for well, say brunettes that appeared Xrom tire to time among tho noble Virgin ians. They were considered the descend ants of Pocahontas. i To return, however, to my story: Tho view from the rudo porch of the inn is ex -ccedingly beautiful, for it contains ono of the loveliest portions of tLat lovely valley. fTho green meadows and rich fields, with proves and gleams of water, dotted by white Xarm houses half hid in orchard, were all framed in by mountains, the summits of -which seemed to melt into the bluo of heaven, leaving the eye in doubt as to where the rounded rocky or wooded tops ended and the clouds began. The sulphury smoke of battle had obscured these fields, and the mountains had echoed back tho mouthing cannon of comtatants, but at the time our little romance opens no harm had been done to the valley itself. Armies had marched, .fought and retreated generally, up to that time, the dear old flag had huriied inglori- ously cut of the row but no great injury &ad come to the work of the farmer or the beauty of nature. The summer sun was sinking- in the lazy west, with distant rumblings of artillery telling of a far off combat, as a girl, some twenty years of age, sat in a rocking chair, -on the wooden porch of the tavern, rocking softly to and fro and gazing dreamily upon the view before her. Her appearance "was such as to attract attention. In dress. tearing and expression there was a refine ment that indicated one city bred, rather than of rural local origin. She was exceed- ingly attractive, with a claim to beauty that camo under tho head of handsome rather than pretty. Her face, at rest, indicated more force of character than that ahich ordinarily falls to the sweeter sex. The per fect oval ended in a pronounced chin, while the slight aquiline lino of her nose made that hin aggressive. But for the full red lips of the pei feet mouth, and large dreamy eyes, the pale face would have been too severe to xcito other than a feeling of admiration. The expression depicted from time to time, as the feelings changed, had a wider Tango than is usual to such a cas t of coun tenance. As her eyes wandered over the üeautiful view her face was one to admire. When a little threo-ycar-old daughter of Ci3 stone tavern toddled to her and rested its little head upon her knee, the long silken fringes of her tender eyes fell upon it as her deader hands stroked its curly locks and her faco w as cne to love. Afterward when she gazed at a brigade of Union soldiers pitch- tag their tents on the meadows below, scorn cad hato gave her a face to fear. A movement below made her start, as if to leave h?r chair. I hen, after half rising, tha Mttled back and began again the monot onous rocking. A cavalcade of officers TT&a riding up the road, as if coming to the Indian Queen. At the head of this little escort rode a ctout, middle aged gentleman, in .the uni- form of a brigadier general of the northern enny. Mounted on a superb horse, he sat with the ease of an experienced rider, his fcija rounded sSiouldsrg holding a grim, resolute head, that under other than a mili- ' tzxy hat would have been repulsive in its ÄTcritr. There wta & faca not to b trifisd Ith, ls the Imtorio annals of war and di plomacy have put to nvonL Halting In front of tho tavern, the oftlcvrs dismounted, nnd as tho orderlies 11 tho horws to tho stable, they auvnded tho utw, and gaining the ixjrcli instinctively lifted their hriti to the gill In'foro them. Hhtf barely rcconli 'd tho nalutntlon, then con tinual lwr riTkinsf, ai If th-nr iMultwmsi and privxenoo weto tdikt) IndilTerrnt to hT. A grim rhniigfi 111 tlm general fne. left one In doubt wlntlier h wan mitTorlng fro:n a tootli'K !i or Indulin ; In a tmiilo. On the tin llord making hi 4 npjHviranco tho ehief gnvo hi onion. They wvro for MipiH'r for hlhilf and talT, ono 10 in for tho itljht and quarters for n corporal n guard. Whll tho wppor wm Imlng pro lrod tho general imt In a uplit-lioMouuvi arm c hair, near our liorolua, wlill tho iimmii liern of hi htalT, wiviry of a long diyn rldo, ttrrtched th' indve") upon the noil undor tho tiro, "How many a vniiNhe l hour and tiny l!av unllght o'er mo hIumI Inco laxt I pirtM from that gallant I and of good fellow a lovd general h"ld tothor luring Ma lour yearn of n tei riblo rtnilllct. I can n them now, , I mm tho tall, blender, volntlh ClieHiiiitt, gfty in a lark nn I lintvo a a lion. lM'ihai, quIi t, grave, ynt ever alert to duty. Comb, ulender mil awk wanl, but jhhmwmvI of tho kvnet mii.i of humor, m ready to Je4 under IIcoin In the It III li I 1 t I raniK liieii camo oia ureuviiio, caiui oii litntuoe ho wax mi hotinu, It would tako a uurgU al liutrunint to got a J ko in ItU bond, nnd then another to g.'t it out, And lat, but not leat, for ho U tho hero of my little ronnncv, Hob lillersily, yuting, handonumiid liablo to love anil debt. Twooftheso mt violent death!, and tho rent are scattered vorllwldo apart. I send them greeting. 'J nay, IUb,M cried ChMnutt to the aide, as ho retd hU heid on his elbow and kicked hi toes into tho griun, "rather handiomo girl that up there," "Tho ol I man html to havo di coverMl that," Hob responded. "Bee him doing tho iw iH't on her, will you." "Well, he fa," Comb chipped in, "but ho isn't making much headway, I gather from the expression on her lovely countenance." Tho General wai doing tho nuavo ioiite, for which ho was famou, and getting little In return but crisp it onosyllables. It does not requiro much time to prepare a meal in Virgiula. Ham and eggs, with hot biscuit, mako tho substantial, while sticky, indigestible sweets, called preserves, form the entrees. The General and staff wero soon called to table, and ato w Ith tho hearty relish of hungry men. After tho supper had been disposed of the Genoral calle l his aide, Bob EUersly, to one side and said: "I have a rather pleasant duty for you, Bob." "All right, General, the pleasanter the better." "It fa one, Lieutenant," continued the com mander, "of extreme delicacy, and I trust to your tact to carry it to a successful issue. Now, don't let any of your boyish impulses make you blunder. You see that young lady on the porch V "I believe I noticed hor." "Well, for the next ten days, or until fur ther orders, you mast not permit her to get out of your Right. You must do this deli cately, for sho is the niece of the most prom inent and important loyalist of Baltimore. It will not do to offend her, for the whole affair may be a mistake after all." :What is the affair, Generalf "Sim pi v this: the secretary of war writes me that all the papers concerning the coming campaign in Virginia were stolen from the department and traced to Clara Willis, of Baltimore. Miss Clara has since disappeared, but there is every reason to believe that she fa somewhere in the Shenandoah valley try ing to communicate with tho enemy. This is the girl, Bob, I am satisfied. I worried enough out of tho landlord to convince me I am right. Put a guard about the house so no one can enter or leave without your per mission, and keep your eye .An her." "But, General, this is difficult If I am not to make her a prisoner, how am I to actr "Make love to her. Bob," said his com mander. with a twinkle in his eve. "Sacri fice yourself on the altar of your country. Bhe is a woman, and a devilish pretty on?, and, therefore, may be wooed ; she fa a woman, end, therefore, may be won." So saying the brigalier ordered horses, and Bob heard them rattling off in the moonlight, leaving him to execute his diplomatic mission. Calling Corporal Bang, Bob directed him to place a guard in front of tho house, and another in the rear, with orders to permit no one to enter or leave, man, woman or child, without hfa (the Lieutenant's) 'orders. "Da you know, Corporal, what has bo como of tho young lady who was seated on the porch before supper f 'She skootol up stairs. Lieutenant, and every swish of her petticoats had a secosh cuss in it. She lit up the corner room, I calculate." 4 Very well; you have your orders." "All right, Lieutenant." Bob Ellersly seated himself in the vacated arm chair and smoked his briar wood pipe in the moonlight, revolving over and over in his mind the strange duty imposed upon him. He vas interested, and yet did not like the business. Young, ardent and ambi tious, he thought of his comrades riding off to glory, while he remained behind to cir cumvent a woman. Bouncing from his chair, he walked the rough boards of tho old porch impatiently. Suddenly he descended the steps and r tood under the trees, gazing up at that corner of the room occupied by the enemy. Country taverns are not gracod with curtains, but something of the sort had been improvised for this apartment, and he could only seo a shadow of the inmate, pass ing and repassing, as if she, too, was restloss and impatient. As ho stood leaning against a tree in the moonlight he presented as handsome a figure as one would care to see. The broad shoul ders, swung over slender hips, held over them a head in which youth and manhood contended for the mastery. His face was boyish when atrest, but when animated he seemed to tako on years in the way of ex preesion which, added to hfa soldierly bearing, ianresjed bis romrade ca caDable of a&r uuty. licit an orphan at an early ago, with a hi nail projHTty, on which ho had Uvn edu cated, ho tood alono In tho world. Ho hod not, bo Mild, a relation that bo knew of on rartlu "So much the better," grunted cynical Comb; "if you have oor relations you fvar they will wnnt to borrow your mon-y, or get bung; if you have rich one they are nuro to g t into conrem, or tho iultrut'ary, and worry tho lifo out of you. lUlalious ant nuhnnctV Tho next morning Kllendy Informed Bang In tho prei'iieo ct tho landlord that they had lcMi left to lo k after tin forwarding of important dispatches from the front, and with nn orderly rod to M . Ho was Krciy cut of Hhl Uf n an ancient Rt, that wabbll In tit wheels mi l groaned In tho Ixxly, a tfaillictod with eoinblnod old igo and K'latlea, wo drawn In front by an inlmatcd lint-ruck for a hor. The negro driver nloppl at thofootof the uteps and our herolin, fully prepared fr a Jaunt, sratod lnelf by tho colored my, Mim thohor was turned toward tho road the privato on guard brought hU umkt down tfore tho hoiWs in) and ariottod tho concern. Wltat'4 tho meaning of thhP demanded the girl. "Can't go, that's all." 'Call our coip ral I want to know tho meaning nf Mils outrage." CoiMral Han;; Mcpt M to tin front. "What is tho MsiMoii for thU deti'iitloii?" ihe continued, "Tlu'in a ulvrn order has reasons; them Mg. tH OlileiH hill bltyidli'lV' M'llletitloUNjy rexNindiul Hang. Th rownsn help for it, Willi HuMied chtvk and a linn, Ht mouth, tho girl dtw Kvndod from the vehk'lo and entered the ioum Hvory t p was a nrottnt, Tho an cient gig Wim restored toils iikii'adh tfrmtntt and tho hnt-raek of a hor to il stall. At noon KUondy returnod, and lenrn d of tho attempted cseapo. After dinner, while smoking Ids pi), thu tUNpoctod girl np proachod him. "I attempt M to drive out this morning, nlr," ho Mild indignantly, "and was arrested by your iik'ii. Am 1 to understand that I am a prisoner P "I am very norry, madam," answered the aide, avoiding the question, "very sorry so rude a thing was done." "Don't apologize, sir. Wo know your miserable government makes war on women. You aro only a hireling executing its brutal orders. Again 1 ask you, am I a prisoner P "It is really painful to know that you en tertain such nn idea," jatieutly continued the officer. "These men executo orders so literally that mistakes like this will occur." "I am not a prisoner, thenP "You are at liberty, I assure you, to go where and when you please. To prove to you, howevor, how unjust you aro to us I will add that you shall go as you will and. owing to the unsettled and dangerous con dition tho country fa in, I will furnish you an escort of armed men to seo that you go in safety." "Mr. Lieutenant," sho said with scorn, l4when I need vour services I will ask them." "Do so, madam, and you will find mo ready to serve you." And so they parted. "An unpleasant beginn'ng for a lovj af fair," murmured Bob, resuming his pipe. For tho next twenty-four hours tho Lieu tenant saw little of his su poet, and the littlo ho did see was not agreeable. Meeting her by accident on tho stairs she not only gave way, but gathered her skirts about her, as if she feared contamination frcin tho touch. The daj' after, however, her moodclianged. She received him with a bewitching saiiio, holding out her little hand, saying; "Mr. " and she paused. "Ellersly," he added, lifting his cap. "Mr. Ellersly, I wish to apologize for my rude talk. I forgot that you were an officer on dutf) and what is more, I forgot that I was a laxly. Pardon me." "I have no pardon to ask, madam, said Bob, gallantly. "Reproof fa sweeter from some than commendation from others. Now, what can I do for youP, "We will breakfast together," she said, "and then I will tell you.1' At breakfast she poured out hfa muddy coffee of bcaus and chickory, and was so very amiable that Bob, young as he was, could not help thinking sho was too confoundedly iweot, and he became, in consequence, the more alert and suspicious. "NowTll tell you, Lieutenant," she said on the porch, "I am ashamed to confess it, but I have some poor relations in these moun tains almost starved by tho war." That fa a lie, thought Bob; but he said nothing only smiled sweetly. "I wish to communicate with and help them," she continued; "and if you will fur nish me with an escort I will make the at tempt" An ambush, thought Bob; but he smiled all the more, and added: "Why of courso I wilL Til do better I will bo your escort myself. Shall we go im mediately P "Oh, no, there is no need of such haste: to- morrow w ill do," and they dropped into con versation as natural as if they knew each other for years. Bob was shrew d, but inex perienced. He did not observe tha dangerous thread of the talk. WLiio dexterously avoid ing all reference to herself she kept on that most fascinating subject to all men, when guided by a pretty woman himself. It was Othello and Desdemona over again. Only Desdemcna led the conversation. Ah, me if the beguiling sex only knew tho full power in their little ears, aided by deep, eamost eyes, none of us would bo safe. Bob talked well, at times eloquently, with a golden thread of humor running through all, and he who set out to deceive through love makin" w ent to hfa bed deep in love with tho fair charmer. The day after the expedition w as attempted. Alas l it proved a miserable failure. Tho old horse pulled them slowly to the summit of the mountain, and then descending to tho volley beyond stumbled at every step, and at last fell down, breaking tho shaft and throw- ing the fair emissary on hfa phrenological rump. . When a horse falls down he takes a philo sophical view of tho situation, and lies stilL Old Smooth Tooth lay stretched upon the road, with hfa shoeless hoofs full extended and his fyc nail closed, as it to My, "This is tho end; farewell vain world; leave mo to tho buz- tards." Kllcndy lifted his fair companion from the embrace of the moist anatomy. She pot up laughing morrily over tho mfahnp, and, leaving tho wreck to the man, tin two walked back. "This is too bud," wild Bob. "Tho poor relation will never got relief at thh ratn. Iiook hen, MIm Clara" ho had her namo "can you ridoP "Mko nn Arab," ho reNpoivlL "Good l" ho oxelalmod. "Now if I ran (lad a Niddl you nball have my hor) Chan crllor. lb 1 xplondld. I will rld 0110 of tho orderly' hr!es, and no wo will jsmio tinta every ihvs of th mountain.' Hin wm delighted with tho arrangement, nnd nn old 'fashioned, lngldtoriiHl M nad die, ha rl a the rock of ages, was lUhml out from tho tables. Bob worked loiijr and lalMirhudy In fashioning 0110 of liii lwt blanket to the old affair, to mala It moro presentublo 01 well ai easier, nnd the rldoi liean. Chancellor, when first mounted, mtorlod, reared, lunged in If Indignant, but (Im fair gh'l kept Iter Mt composedly until tho Meed quieted down, and then wt!t!n;; his arched neck put beiN'lf on friendly torm with tit iiobh mil mal. ThoM rldrs were long and frequent. Both enjoyed Mie.ni. Ma was nweetly confidential in her young eieort' llle and affair, and every lnnir the del Ich hi chain of love luud tho poor boy nearer and tinner to his adora tion. Mniall vt 11 l r. Tho young girl was fcluiply Miporh on hoi'Kehael;. Tin eUvo-lU- ting riding dress Heenusl pnrt of her mippl, graceful, engaging form, whllo Mr oerels nnd exclteniMut brought a delicate, nh'11- tinted roulltes to her cheoli, that M'emisl tin ono thing necessary to make her pal faco perfect. Bob longed to avow his love, but youth fa timid when th precious Iivnmiio may 1 Jeopardized by tho avowal. Ho ww blinded by liU pas.slon, and did not mo the game 0 ojvenly played by tho littlo gambler. Slu was a true daughter of tho naith, and her heart was with hor poor brother march ing Khoeless, with hcant raiment, poorly armed, hkplng without shelter, nnd dying by thousands with derato bravery for their cause. To have that in her jnissesslon that was, as she lielioved, of vital importance to them, mado her desjorate. For Mich a caue, sho would play tho Judith, and had Bob avowed his love, sh) was reiolved to ac cept, let the consequences have lccii what thy might to the pxr lad. Ohl tho golden glory of thosi sunny days. They took cn a roseate hue, that male the blue summits of tho mountains a doojer blue, as if to bound that Eilen that lies altcxt each life in the golden glow of youth, wh?n love touches tha sweet, tender existence, and the birds sing, and tha ilowers bloom with voices and odors that jM?netrnto the very soul, never again to pass away. Tho cono fades. the birds die and the llowet parish, oft in the bard realities of life the blu r;nnt:iH no longer frama in tho fairy paradise, but all tho same wo cling too it through exist:mc., as our first parents clung to tho U.irljn to which thoy never could return. Shakesieare tells us, the course of true love never does run smooth. No, indeed, life's ways are not fitted for the sweet stream. For a little while it murmurs along -green meadows, and then, anon, it falfa among rocks and rough ways, and oftentimes fa dashed over precipices to b? dissipated in thin mist, over which arches the rainbow, not, alas I of hope, but memory. There were some little tricks the lovely girl indulged in that exasperated her lover, who, although blinded by his passion, had not lost sight of hfa duty. One of the3 was to stop at some mountain hut, and jiersist in dismounting anil entering the hovel Bob dismounted also, and would help her to the ground and accompany her to th3 interior. He kept his eyes und ears alert, and lelieved that ho bafiloJ any designs in this direction. Another fancy indulged iu wa to lnter the Lieutenant to a race and dart oft on Chan cellor, at the best of his running pace, and Bob, on his government hor.e, would follow lumbering after, scarce keeping her in sight, until it suited the giri to chx-k up. Bob re monstrated in vain, and all hj could do was to direct the orderly to keep a sharp lookout on either side of the road for anything the girl might drop. One day Corporal Bang, who happened to be tho escort, handed the Lieutenant a letter, tied to a stone, that he had picked up from a gully after ono of these races. "Got a reminder through my chappo, Lieu tenant, when I picked that up," and he showed a hole in his hat. Ellersly looked longingly at tho missive. It was dirocted to a well-known guerrilla of the mountains. Bob would havo given a good deal to know its contents. But he quietly lianded it, without a word, to the girl. Her face flushed, and somewhat em barrassed she hurried to her room. In a few minutes, however, she returned, letter in hand, with her cheeks yet holding the flush of her excitement. "Lieutenant Ellersly," she asked, in an even, steady tone, that was forced, "why did you not open this letter P "Open your letter P he asked in turn. "Ye, open my letter. You are not doing your duty to your government.' "Miss Clara," said the boy proudly, "I tendered my life to my country. I did not include in that my honor. "When I am sunk so low as to steal, I cease to bo worthy of my commission." Tho girl tore open the letter. "Thont" she cried; "learn who I am, and w hat I am try ing to da" He took the letter and deliberately tore it into fragments, throwing the bit3 to the wind from the porch. "Miss Clara," he ex claimed excitedly, "I know all I want to know of you. You are doing your duty, as you see it, like a bravo-heartod woman, for your side; leave ma to do mine, as a gentle man, for mine." "She looked at him earnestly, half In sur prise and half in tenderness, and said in an undertone, 03 if speaking to herself, 'My task grows harder than I thought for. Then she added, offering her hand, "Lot us be as kind to each other as we can." The day after this strange interview shs insisted upon their daily ride, although th morn oneued with a thunder storm, and the VICTORY Over the pains nnd mlFeiings nf Rheu matism Is Mire to follow tho me of AerN Sar-:ip;irlll:t. "Two ears it go I was prostrated with Ilia uinnlbin, I ucd a number of remedies, nnd received no bent lit until I commenced taking S; n:iparllhi, four bottles of which effected a permanent cuiv." eh-irle lVttr, illll I'lline M., Itosfnti, Mil. ' Trrjred y J. ('. ,s r & Co,, lumrll, Mm. r'Yw u"at f7 1 mi V ISP! Ar r ; . Johnston & Bennett162E.Washing;ton ntuOrder from the country solicited. Writ ram cam tiown nt interval in torrentH. Kllorslv remonstrated, but ho iaughd, wiy ing, "Wo uro midier, you know, and mu-it not Im cowed by a littlo rain," They htartel,,fcll)wiil by Corjioral Hang, and alter tin hour's riding gained tbo Mimmit of the mountain, along whb h the road ran for a mil or more comparatively lcvd, and then sho cried: "Now for my last 1 ace," nnd htarted ou tho mil. Hob followed an well a ho could, and wh'lo lumbering along, the girl rapidly gaining upon him, In remem bered that at tho end of a mtta tlx road sl(vl down gradually to the river, aud ho also rememljoi cd a gully, along which ran a path da igerous fur a horn , but tint cut off half the distance to thepVnnt where the main road touched the stream. Instinctively ho plunged down tho dep declivity. Fortunate ly hU horse, though slow, was sure-footed, ami in a few minutes ho gained tho bank. He gained this just in time to s-hj h s fair fugitive enter a light loat and push into tho stream. Ho was IkjIow tho point she de barked, and saw leforo sho could get hold of the oars that thQ boat, caught in tho swift stream, wa? floating down to where d large tree, neurly level with the wat leane,l over the stream. Bli9 would pas? under thk, nnd running out he sw ung down, catching i limb with his knee, and caught the skiff with his right hand. At that instant the sharp crack of a rifle rung out from the opposite shore, and Bob fell wounded into the boat. His weight nearly up tt th frail craft, but it righted, whirled around, and the next in stant the girl pulled it to tha shore. Leaping to the bank sha beachel tho boat half its length, and then reaching to him said: "Are you much hurtf ; "I believe so," he answered, as, half crawl ing, he worked his way out and fell upon the ground. A second shot from the J same quarter struck the ground within an inch of his body. "Tho cowardly miscreant," she said, throwing herself upon him. "If ho kills you, he must kill me." Poor Bob gave a grateful look and a weak smile in return for this act of devotion. At that instant the clatter of a horse's hoofs were heard utkii the pike. Corporal jBang appeared. Taking in tho situation tat a glance In dismounted pushed tho girj one side, and picking up Ellersly as ho wo?jld a child, carried him round tho bend of the road, that made a shelter from further iihots. Placing tho Licuteuaut timidly upoli the grass he asked: I "Are yen hit bad, Lieutenantf "Bad enough, Corporal," ho gasped, and then added, "water." f Clara started hurriedly to the riven As she approached the brink she took the beau tiful little leather sack Bob had so often eyed suspiciously from her belt, opened it, drew out a package of papers, threw them into the stream, and then stooping, fillcfi the sack with water. When she returnod !3ang was cutting the blouso from tho boy's shoulder, exhibiting a wound not larger! than a pea, from which the blood spurted like a fountain. At tho sight the girl n'jarly fainted, but rallying, administered; the draught to his eager lips. j Again tho girl hurried away. Throwing off her riding dress she took her linen under skirt, tore it into strips, and, without wait ing to put on her dress, handed them to liang, and then assisted him in binding up tha wound. She presented a strange sight to the two men, in her short skirt, for the collar and dinen cover were displaced, and the white column of neck and snowy precipice of shoulder were exposed. Sho did not seem to be aware of her exposure, and started, blushing crimsDn. when Bang said: "Now, miss, git on your toggery and sit here while I go for an ambulance. Give him a sip of this times along," he continued, handing her his canteen that seemed full of commissary whisky." Catching ChanctMor, as the best horse of tho three, ho mounted, without waiting to change saddles, and rode off at a gallop. The girl, once more in her riding habit, seated herself, and putting her arms about the wounded man drew his head upon her shoulder, like a little mother, all care and tenderness. The storm had passed, the sun came out above the mountains, warm and bright, and the mocking bird, in the cedars near, poured out its flood of joyous melody. The poor boy's passion found utteraneja at last, and, in words made eloquent by gasps and pauses, he told his love. She listened in silence, responding only in tighter grasps and sobs she could not repress. Her heart, in a strange agony of grief, was communing with itself. She found in CERTAIN. Swift' und Mire nnf the Urn fits to bo dcrlud from tho u J- of Ayer'i Sanop rill. "One of our hlldmi was terribly nlllh ted With tilet nvis fores on Its face and neek. riiyMr, , rnrnrMy rccoia- ineiul Us to adinliiMt! Ajer'n Sur 1 a ijrr car- JlllUJt sapan A few iIom-s product n tnarkrd -hange, nnd, lis continued ut, a perfect cure." H. T. Jolinou, Huttt Texas. Tor H.tlo liy njl Druggists. the "ihrnaAM" VA POUiSTOYM One urnerator for 8,;or burner, Always ready Mint us itv tu f u I I h a I ur nor. NollenMmM : V lA'M N" tlV i;. , Moro heat can bo eomliieteit tuft till oea wltti on burner, by melon of M drum mid xtMitloti tuhe.ttiau with two In ifiemof any otlier tovoi tlierety nuvlDU loe ri Jluu of onu Ule. ' MONITOR" OIL HTOVpM, "ALASKA" RRl'K!(i:ilT0R3, . MIB30URI HTi:M WAHHKIW, riLTEU3 KXV CrtOLhltS, 0T0Vi;4 AND RANOnCl, ) Id'lNTLLB AND QllATCSL "Mr. h. H. Hopkins hour MnnlloMrtUr.ia j f r circular. MuH Mid event a revelation and u revolution In one How different wm thti dcl iratloa from tho one the had courted and iiitmdod playing upon. And up through tho now found love in her heart camo the cry, "Yon have murdered him." A long silence followed, and Hob, fe4llnj tho hot tears falling on his brow, tried to smother down tho groans tho llrcw paia wrung from him, and locked up with an ex pression of loving tendenuus no word couli express. She saw hU increased paleness, heard his shortened breathings, and clasping him to her sho said: "Ohl Mr. Ellersly Ohl Hjb, doaft die. It is killing mo." Vain npjK'all Death's higher claim waj clo.dng in ujxm his heart. Ho ga e ono more look, shut his eyes a shudder quivered through his frame, then all was still. Tho sun glimmered brightly on the wet laurel leaves, the mocking bird sang in the ctlur near, nnd tho great world rolhvl on in endless life, a? it ever does, regard-ess of th comedies au 1 tragetlios wo mortals enact Tho driver and escort of Mw ambulance, hurrying down tho road, heard as they turned the l-viid only th? low wail of a broken hearted woman. For onco a funeral proces sion had oaly its real mourners, for Bang, as bravo a man as ever stvod unmoved under fire, wept as a child. J Twenty years after, buüics called me to this part of tho Shenandoah valley, and I not only breakfasted at tho old stone inn, but I visited the rude burying ground to look on Bob Ellersly's last resting place. As I enterei I saw a carriage at thfj old gateway with a colored driver in livery, and inside I met a slender gray-haired woman coming from tho graves. I caught only a glimpse of a pale, hollow-chocked mourner, as shj passed me. I found the sexton busy digging a grave for a new occupant, and asking him to show mo that of tho Union oflicer he clambered out and led tho way. To my surprise I was shown a handsome monument of marblo, consisting of a pedestal and broken column, I was the more amazed to find it garnished with rare flowers, and inscribod oa the basa I read: Sacred to the Memory of Robert Ellersly, U. S. A, AVno Fell Fighting for His Flao and Country Ilm of August, 1S&2. "Why, who erected this monumcntP 1 asked. "Tbar's -whar you git me," responded the sexton, "for I don't know. It come up from Baltimore ready made and we was ordered to put it up. That's alL" "Well, who strewed these flowersP "Same as afore don't know. Every Deco ration Day, as they calls it, that female crit ter turns up, strews an' cries, an thea vamooses. An I must say, cries as much, now as at fust." For fear my readers will think me guilty of a wild exaggeration, let me call their at tention to the fact that a woman will cany a dead lover in her heart for twenty years, when she is sure to quarrel with a live one within six months. Dcxx PlATT, Mao-o-cheek, O., May 27. MJ$lue Teas." Cincinnati Enquirer.) Blue teas are so called because, besidei "tea-drinking the guests ara expected to read, recite, or Mo something original" for . the entertainment of the assemblage. Tha most famous "bluo tea" ever given wai that I of Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, at Newport, hvt season, where many noted authors nnd ' ftcientists participated 0 Anna Dickinson's Dontr. IChJcasro IIeral.ll Anna Dickinson's donkey on which the made the perilous ascent of Pike's peak be fore the trail to the summit of that moun tain was completed, is kept on exhibition at Manitou Springs, and alio we 1 to do pretty much as it pleases. Four years ago it fell from a ledge of rocks and broko its f re leg In Cheyenne canyon, but sjeedily recov ered, and is now as frisky as a Mexican parrot To Administer Castor OIL Tbo French method of administering castor oil to children is to pour the oil into a pan over a moderate fire, break an egg into it, and stir up; when it is done, flavor with a little salt, or sugar, or currant jelly. Teeth of the Poor. ' Poor children's teeth are to bo cared for in BosUn by a society of philanrhropistj organized for that purpose. I A British oflicer says that such a thirj as a gooddooking Arab woman does sot ' exist St.