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TITE SCT?AXTON Tl'ESDAY APEIL fflf 1894.
N Mi r b isw . .V' fl'M rx A I i r n CHAPTER XXIT. (Vhilo Undo Ben was slowly progress ing along th" frozen and slippery high way, and when be had reached a point about thne miles from Rest Haven, ho suddenly encountered about a dozen men, most of whom were mounted. 1 All but one were in citizens,' dress, and be in first supposed them to lio farmers. They rushed upon the old man with a shout, and pistols, and knives were nour ished before his faee as tbo gang cried out: " Hang him up!" ''Slice off bis ears'." "Build a luo and roast him if ho lies to us!" 'To' do Lawd, gem'len, but what's do luatbrV" asked the old man as soon us be could get in a word. " We want them two Yankees!" shout ed three or four men in chorus, "W-what Yankees? 1 nebber dun seen a Yankee .-. nee dat big army went by de house on bon'baek!" "V lie. yp' old black faced devil!" said the leader as be gel oS his horso and seized Uncle lien by tho collar. "Now. then, tell ni where tbey are hid ing! Don't pretend to us tbjtt yo' have not seen 'em, lor we know better! Out with it now, or yo' won't live two min utes!" "What yo' u in?" a ked the old man. who was badly npsetorei the tad deu attack. "We mean jurd 1 1 1 i : We've lie, n fol lowing two Yankee spies along the mountain m arly all day, One uf them was wounded about an hour. ago. They were beadi l tbii way, and yo1 nut have u,, t them and know win re they now are. Did they sind yo' for a doe tor':" "Nel l er. tah, nebber! 1 tola yo' de bfi of, nebber lid meet up wid nobody Knee 1 itarted from de bouse!" "From what houae?" "Oat house back dar which b'longi to Miasm Percy. Mebbo yo' knowed de Percys ol Winchester?" "The Percys, eh? Aro you a Percy jigger':" " Yt s. tab, an de only one dat's left." "And where were you going?" "Down to Harrisonburg, fan, to git news 'bout dat battle dey forA dar de odd rday. I hain't seed a single pas ton on de road, an if yo' was to kill me 1 dnn couldn't tell yo' a tiffin 'bout no Yank j!" They had looked npon it as just a chance that Dncle B n bad i do unto i the men they wi re afti i. and tie ir i.: orons measures were Intended to fright en the information out of him. While h" was tr ml ling and afraid, his t nea satisfle 1 the crowd that be was telling the troth. It wouldn't do to let him down too easily, however. Tho negroes f the country were breaking over all rubs and regulations and traveling ah ut at night to confer with each other and plan escapes to the Federal camps. "Now. tin a," said the leadi r of the band, "yo' have had a powerful close call, and yo1 want to remember it! Nig gers have no bosiness away from home after dark. Yo' were probably going to Hani-onburg to give yo'aelt up to the Yankees, but wo'll spoil that little game! This w ill do yo' a beapi f ' odi" And thereupon, holding Uncle l!'-n with bis left band by a htm grip on Ins collar, he nsi d a rawbide over the old man's buck and legs with his right and administered the' Brat whipping of Ins life. Whi : ills arm had grown weary, he stopped and s.iiil : "Now, yo' make a beeline for borne and don't stop to Test on the way I It any other ptowhng niggers ask yo' about that battle at Harrisonburg. Jo' ? II him yo' was In it and got licked I ( up!" As the old man h aded for Real I veil the gang of men rode in the' othi r direction. He stepped out at a lively pace until hidden by the darkness and then stopped and tamed to shake Ins fist and whisper: "White man, I'zeonlya poreole nig ger, but somebody has got to bleed fur dial Nobody ebber put a whip on Uncle Ben befo" sencebewaa a pickaninny, an I'll kill yo' fur dat as shoro as I ebber git do chance!" He at first tin nght of resuming his journey toward Harrisonburg, bnt a mo ment's reft ctlon convinced him that if he fell luto the hands of the Same party again his life would be in peril. He re alized bow much disappointed Marian Would be, but he would return and re port and perhaps make a new start. Ho liiel Covered tWQmiltSof tbo backtrack when at a turn in tho road a man step ped out from the ro 'ks nt his b it and ordered him to halt and added) "Who are yo'?" "Uncle Hen Percy." "What, in that yo,' Uncle Ren?" "Kur shore, hut I hain't dun met up wid no Yankeo spies, j. . s as 1 told yo' befo'." "Undo Ben, don't yo' an know me?" asked the man aa he came nearer. "I've talked with yo' many a time in Win chester befo' tho war. I'm Stove Dray ton." "To' de Lawd! Yes, I 'member yo'r voice! I dunreokoned yo' was some mo' of dat crowd what was gwino tor kill mot" "Hev yo' met up with anybody':" "Do Lawd forgive me, but I hast Back dur 'bout two miles a gang o' white men stopped mo an war gwine to ahutu mo dead an cut myfroatl Hey laid I had sawn somo Yankee spies, an bekaso I dun hadn't seen nobody 'tall dey giv me demons' powerful lickiu on Urthl" " Yankee Hpies ?" queried Steve. "Ah, I Understand! And aro yo' with the Percy fnm'ly, Uncle Ben?" "Fur shoro." "Do they uns live nigh ycro?" " 'Bont a mile away, sah." "And whar war yo' goin when yo' met up with that crowd?" "I'd dun started fur Harrisonburg to git news 'bout dat big battle. Dat Uap'an Wylo he was long yen today an told Miss Sunshino dut Mars Kenton was killed obor darl" v . . . w a r . J I ot v a i A A 111 Till T COlTRlOHltD 1194 BV MCRiCN PRCM ASSOCIATION. "He did?" "Yes, sub, an den Miss Sunshine cum out to inn wid her faee as white as snow I an tears in her eyes an a big lump in her treat, an when I seed how powerful ' she felt I dun said 1 would go an find out dat Mars Kenton was all right." "See yere, Uncle Bon. I'va got sun I thin to tell yo'!"said Drayton at he drew him out of tho road. "Mars Sen j ton is up yere among tho rocks and hresh I" " Po' de Lawd!" "That gang was after tho two of us, though wo aro not Yankee spies. Mars Kenton was badly wounded jest befo' dark, and I had to cairy he an on my back fur a couple of miles. Uncle Ben, yo' most go to the house and git blanket-; and bandages and SUnthin fur US to eat. Yo' must also bring that gal yere, but not tonight. Tomorrer will iio far her, but we must hev the other things tonight." "For do lav of heabeOi but how yo' do talk!" gasped tie' old man. "Dan Man Kenton be wasn't killed at Har risonburg?" "No." "And he dun got shot tryin to git ober vera today ?" "Yea, Is Ike Baxter's wife at the ' hulls,'.-" "Her am, an she dun jest hates Mars Ki titoti." " Then yo' mast lie keerful. Try and see the gal alone. Tell her she must send tin things tonight, but not tooome bi I - It till tomom r. " now as fast as yo' kin. I'll be waitin fur yo' right yere on this -spot. Hold on a mlnit. Hev yo' go! a gun at tho house?" "Yes, a donble oar'l'd shotgun." "Then bring it back with yo', and powdi r and -hot and car-. If we hev a font y. re, it will be at clue range, and buckshot will be batter 'n bullets." "Fo' de Lawd!" muttered the old man as he set off at his bt -t puce. " Hat Uap'an Wylo h i lie to Miss Sunshine, lien Miss Sunslniiu wants me to go to Hairisonburg. IVuI meet up wid some gorillas an gitswitcla d till 1 smart like p' pper, Deu 1 Start fur home an meet dat Steve liraytuii an find out dat Mars Kenton hain't dead but bnrtsd, an do Lawd only knows wiiat's gwine to hap pen tomom ; I" The invalid mother had fallen into a light sleep, and Marian sat thinking. She and -Mrs. Baxter had taken turns ut watching with the sick, and this was beT night, while the other had gone to . the hi Ip's quart en. Uncle Ilea need ii"t h ive 1 a i auti -led .o ".! Mr-. Hal ter, as he fi It that he thoroughly under st',"'l her disposition. Be turned 08 the road to approach the house fioni another direction, and so softly did he draw . near that the firct warning Man. in had of hi- pr-r-uio- was a tap; ing on the window pal,-. II- pressed his old flack The fin' irntstg tfai las had of Ms jrrs- mi iuu ,1 til rjolao an tlif ii ifoioL" Caceagainat tbe glass thai she might know who was there, and a moment later cL stood ontsido the dour with a ibaw thrown nver her bead. "Too are back, dncle Ben wbat's the matt' r .-" she ;t .ki d. "Heaps do tnattab, Mlfs Sunshine, Ii' ana, I dun met up Wid mo' dan fo'tj buaheis o' trobblel I'at news fur yo'i" "YoU yon met pome one who told yon nboiit Mr. Kenton?" "Kur shore! Dat Cap'an Wyle lie to yo'l Wars Kenton he dun git away arler dat battle, 'long wid Steve iiruy ton." "Thank (Jod!" she whispered as shi raisui ber clasped bands to the bright st;i iu the winter sky. "Hut dar's trubble, Miss Sunshine beapi o' trubble! Dey was tryin to git ober yen when some gorillas reckoned dey w as Yankee Hpies an dun shotted nfan Kenton. He hain't dead, but he's bad hurt, an lie's lyln in the hresh an rocks down ysre'boat a mile. 1 met dat Steve Bra ton, an be dun tole uie all 'bout it." " l" ,il K :it,,n wounded badly hurt and lying in the brush this Winter's night I" moaned Marian as shu grasped Uncle Ben by the arm. "Hist dur!" ha cautioned. "We mustn't woke up do missus or dat Bax ter woman. Now, den, yo' bo brave. Vo'h got to be! Steve Drayton ho dun laid 1 wna to bring back hlunkets an bandages an sunthin to eat. We mind step around mighty softly an pick 'am up!" "And I will go back with you! God grunt that his Ufa may be spared!" "Hush, chile! Yo' can't go wid mo tonight, but tomorrer. Dat's what Steve Drayton dun said. When I git back dar, I'll seo Mara Kenton wid my own eyes, nn I'll tell him all 'bout yo, an I'll stay right dar all night nn nuts him." "Oh, Undo Den, but I feol that 1 must go to him" "Hush! Yo' jes.s git nil dem lings what I spoko of packed up fur mo as quick aa yo' kin an let me go back! If yo' want dem gorillas to finish Mars Kenton, yo' ji st mako fuss bo dat Mrs. Ikutcr will open dem tig ears o' hern an lind out do news!" to be coN'mcm i !'i .?,r . ... -. . 1 A BRAIDING IS IN AGAIN. A Treaty Nihilist Venetian Cloth CeatBoa ivo With Hussar llrid li iuimlug. Braiding has decidedly "come in" again this season. Both the wide and narrow va rleties of braid are u.-cd, the formerin plain or waved bands, the latti r in eloscand com plicated patterns. It is a particularly suit able decoration fur close titling street gown. o lightweight wool, aud to wouien who BOSMB UUAIDKU COAT, like the tight, tailor made styles and vet consider the usual rows of ornamental stitching too plain and commonplace line braiding commands itself a an ideal trim ining, since il does not at all interfere with the close, severe lines of such OOStUmSS anil yet gives an effect of richness and elahora tion. Braid also stands dafflOOSSS and hard usage patiently, and is therefore a BUM! Sp propria!? d curat ion for seaside and imuin tain gowns iu tweeds and other fine quail- lies of mixed goods that, although expen Sivs as to first cost, repay the outlay by wearing forever, comparatively FpruMug. America may fairly pride herself on hci cotton fabrics, and her silks are by some judges considered almost equal to French goods, but ihe doSS &0t yet turn out such firm, c'.ose woven, thoroughgoing twetils and cheviots aa Great Britain. Todobei justice, there is far K-.-s demand for them here than there, as this climate is so much clearer and drier. She produces what the general public demandii There is, how ever, a certain satisfaction in the possession of a (.-nod Kugllah serge or Scotch tweed gown that ne other costume can impart It looks equally wall in (air weather and foul. It la unattested by ram, nisi or nod. It wasbSS like eOliOO and wears like iron 1 anil will UWl ante thethlrd and fourth gen station. It Is always to be depended upon, makes an ideal traveling gown and us its Own particular place in every well dressed woman's wardrobe, As an example of severe braiding, a sketch is given of the coat liodicc of the traveling costume o( a recent English bride The material j nihilist Venetian cloth, ami the hussar braiding is iu black. Close braldmit designs are se.-n on silk goisls traced in silk cord. The cord Is sometime in varying shades ami is cnr.ch ed with bends er - mving an ex tremely rlnUinite elliet particularly suit able lor wraps intended for ceremonious occasions. Silk COTfled patterts are also Used s a garniture on tine wool costumes. Jcoic Cnou ut. Uim Itanii j Wee ills SM4e. IpSnklasj I I Mr S- mltw's omrtslilis, Mrs. Tennat;t, Mr. Slauiey's mother in law, said. "Hern v wisji a long tune ba ton he won. I did not nirr my eonsent at once. When he came to me and pleads I for Dnlly's hand I seidl "'No. ll-ury. IVilly mail that I have left and 1 cannot, shall not, part with her The liothcr-in law in England plna a lunely part. She is not wrh-oane to her danghtr r's loiifcehoM. In r rlatta most Is- few and iuief. Yhev hive taki :i in;, . liar ihui.di Urawar - I cannot pari with iik' "Henry pleaded long and eloquently; el ; time he won Id alaaoal weep The tr would fill hit rye and he would choke w ith emotion. "Oue Is bs SSidl 'I am all alone in the world, have neither father ur mother, brother :.'.r i star; I n perishing of lone bness. i know nothing of, and ears less, for the customs of th" oeuntrT, I waol : your daughter to bs say wits Olvs bet to I me, and do rou si the same tins bseaass ' my moth'-r, father, broUnr, sister and " 'HsniTt1 'ays I, 'do you mean itf "'I'l'i,' he answsrod Qnaily, and I saw determtnat.o.'i ilHhm free, me -an.' e :? I leforv which the ferocious berliarians of I'jiji had i oaiie I. and order Sfhieh the hostile hordes of Inhofpitabie Njamln had mi-lied away hhr mihtM of tlii momliiu'. " "She i- ; OUtl I riMl.aud then I added, 'and ao am I.' Now that," ootsUaued tbs ! proud mother In law, "is, in br.ef. the ' .sto'y of Ins wooing I i.m In. a- msep.irs bly and IndlSSolubtl Doll;, bt, I shall never leave him. I regard bin as one of the noblest and n ; . men oa sarth, and iutea 00 Otbef Btttbitioa tlmn to aid luni with the benefit of nycontuel and ' tieriencc. Knowing this, heisetiirtiivparj gon of afToi liou am! Meutle.K-As, and 1 an certain tha' uo woman it h ist, no En I glisb woman -aver bad a mors tractable or more obedient sou. "Chicago News. Divination in Mongolia. Ho w.'l a native of eastern fibst, sad was known ,. the Uib jyalee-ie. lie passed his time In prayer, thus warding ou all calanntie- from the country, tie' 'people and their flocks ami h.-rd- I . -chilly was his wonderful foreknow hslu" f use to all then who wen- abonl to start ou journeys or 1. 1 undertake pel Huns sxpsdi- lions, for h" COSM foretell ull that waa to , befall thesi. Taking lew ret snta, an i aeeoupanied ! by the uvti .Vine us who had oflcred nie their iervices, I weal to the tivguu's tent, and having given Mu a Inng blur siik scarf, calleu a lata -the Indiapenaabls ao oompanlmeal of any present or request i together with the other presents, which Comprised a errvcx and concave looking glass, a razor and a piece of soap. I bsggsd that he would dei:;n to disclose to in,' tlui fate of my expedition should I beebls to ! cross the terrible Dn Oh'U ami eastx-ru '1 ils t, or should I ho obliged to rctraeu my steps and fnil in my attempt? He t...".'.; up from beside him a little gold I box in which wars dice, held It up to his I forehead while he nattered n prayer, J opened it, mid looked at the dire. Then lis took u. laiuk, and turning over the leave till he reached ono who " number cone I sponded with thai turned up on the dies I h conned It fori while, end then deli vend himself ol tun reiuarKant" prophesy: "You want to go through Ch'amdo? Well, Is'tweeu this place aud the Din eh'u yon will perhaps have trouble and fail in with brigands, or perhaps you will not. Aa to the Lire ch'u, it is a terrible stream to cross, and you may cross It or you may not. Dut as to traversing all eastern Tibet and reaching Jyagar (luditil or isttOh'uai X cannot tell; It is beyond my ken. Ho careful, be carefnl." W. WoodVille llock hill in Century. Must of the jestt which have hoen cur reiit in BOKlaod for cetituriea pre known also thrniifthoiit Kurope. .StmlentK of folk lore nsstirc us that to a far greater extent than is Roncrally understood t bSJBS jcsla are of Asiatic origin, many of them having OOme from as far cast aa China and Jupan. Some of i ! ien i are thousand of years old, una who luado thuin first is a question that can never bo answered. WEAK MEN vnijri ATTENTION .-. ....... mM IS O&LUm To tue Giest L.guth Itemedy, Gray s Speciflc Hediciae IF YOU SUFFER from j;r- M.-!:.WS rJTJ! Tits. Wllty. Weakness of Body and Mind, Sperms tun Dsn, ana linpoteie-y. anil ull diseases that erlai.- from vcr-indiitEtfaco nd self -abase, ss Ijosb of atemorr and Power, Dtmasss f Vis ion, iToniature Old Kf and maiiy other dis eases tliat lead 10 Insanity or Consnmptlon sod nn early craeu. w rite lor a pamphlet. Addr.-n. illUV MI-'DICINE CI).. Buffalo. N. Y. Tho Hjiecltlc Medicine is sold by all arUSjeMs at S per package, or six packages for 5,or tent bymi.il I n receipt of money. and Wltll every tfoo order WE GUARA'.'TEF a euro er money ivu.;m ''1 ' Ut On aeismut ef counterfeits WS buv adopted Be Yellow Wrapper, tbe only Kuau tue. rold iu Scrauton bv Matthews Hrj On 0. Burdock Biood Bitters 1 a purely vegetable compound, possessing' perfect lepulatiuR power ovar sUiheot gaas of tbe aratan, and cuntroi'ing their1 secretions, It ulno puntl'js the blood tu It Cures All blood humors aud diseases, from a com mon pimple to the worst scrofulous sorev aud this combiaeu with its nnrlvallsd re BOlatlng, cleausiug and puntvm tnflu1 ence ou the sseretioni of the livor,klduys' bowels and sktu, reuJ-r it unequalled ai s euro for all diseases of the Skin from one to two bottles will curs bolls, pirn las, blotches nettle rash, "crnf, tetter, and all the simple forun of skin disease'. 1 roni two to four bottles will cur salt I Ileum or eczema, slunglM, erysipelas, u! vers, bseefces, runiiiiif sores, and all skla' , eruptions, It is uoliceable that sutlerert limn skiu Diseases Are nearly always aggravated by intolsr ltchlug, but this quickly subsides on the removal of the di.-a,'. by Ii 11.11. Pan. ing ou to graver yet prevalent diseases,' such as scrofulous Mv-lllugs, huuaors aud Scrofula We have nndoub'.ed proof that from three to six bottles used islernally end bv out wid spplloation dilated if theskin is broker '.o the affected parts will effect 'Ore The eiest mls:cn at H 11 H u to regulate the liver, kruueys, bowels aa! I d, to correct ai Idrty and wroug actioa nn e'luiiii, aim ui open me sluree eays of tbesystem to carry off all clogged and impure secretions, allowing nature thus to aid recovery aad remove without fail Bad Biood Liver conplalnt, I i.iuosness. dyspepsia, sick bsadsone, dropsy, ibuintiui, and tv rjrsps Irs of disease arldng from dls nrdertd liver, kldoeya stomach, biwela sdl a ws gjrule every bottle of . u. -mm a snv jwron De a;, tills r.i.l s tr r.i.,(; tue Ant b ,?tle, we will re fjr.d it-., money on application nersonaliy r. 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