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THE FLIGHT OF TIME.
t ujoJ to kuow a little maid ' A blossom tatr. With eyes a luuRhlng, brownish tbido, ' With lips that seemed for kisses msda, And flnor-thnn n old brocade Her ailkon hair. Her frowns and smiles she throw on all Llk an expert; And though but ton years old, and small, A holt ol courtiers she oould call, To hold her tan, her glove or chawl, The little flirt 1 , v I used to be her willing slave, Ah, happy lotl 8be sooldod, did I mlabehave j ' Then turned at once and qtiite forgave, Because she iJd some boon to crave, , The cunning totl " And wo were Just as chummy then As chums could be. Often do I remember when She wished that I wero only ten, Because, sbe said, she hated men AU men but me I But time passed by, and year by year We both have aged. ' i She's new eighteen, or very near, A reigning belle, calm and severe; Then, too, what makes it seem more queer, Sbe le engaged. Bometlmes I wonder It Bbo thinks Of days whon she Would sit In church and tip me winks. . Ah, no I she's now a frozen sphinx; And she's engaged, the little minx, Engaged to me! ' Sam. a Stinson, In Munjey's Weekly. A Story of the Late War. BY BERNARD BIGSOY, Author of " Iyl at Last," " My Lady Tutos tto," "ZUen's Orut Secnt," "F.U Among Xhiovos,JSto. Copyright iSgi, by A. N. Kellcgg Newspaper Co, CHAPTER VL-fcoimKtJBD. This freak of good fortune gave Frank what he so much needed, asso ciation with men, who, by education and home culture, were more nearly his equals, a boon he appreciated, besides rescuing him from the familiar ap proaches of James Lawaon and his Mends, a consideration to bo by no means ignored. When spring's first breath modified the Icy clutches of winter, tho order cajne for the regiment to march to St Louis. Charlie Fulton und Frank were now bosom friends, though they were. In different companies, and it was from him that licBant learned of the Intended departure. ' "They're ' going to march us the whole blessed way over the railroad ties to save the Government (he ex pense of transportation. It's a shame a burning shamo especially after the way, onr poor fellows have suffered frronYhls infernal' climate," Fulton de-' dared, with a gut of righteous indig datlon. ' ' ( "It's pretty' tough, but I guess they'll come out all right," was Frank's cheer ful response., ..''.. "Eh, Itchant, how I do envy you that even disposition of yours. Nothing soems to put yon out why, I've been raging ever since I heard the beastly news." "And what good has your raging done you, Charlie?", "Well, at any rate it has let some of the superfluous steam off and I'm like ly to be a little more companionable. So come to my quarters and have a pipe with mo '. I'm expecting' one or two good fellows you will be glad to meet." "No cards?" Frank asked, sharply. "Bless your innocent young heart, no i-not even a game of Beggar-my-Neigh-bor to shock your moral principles." . "Who will be there?" "Why, Green and Carson of ours, Gregory of the Thirty-ninth, and a cav alry fellow on his way home on fur loughhe saywhe knows you, by the by Mark Henderson, do yon remember him?" "I should think I did. Why, Charlie, he is the man Swayno and I rescued from tho guerrillas." "Ahl that is Jolly. Well, put your forage-cap on and let us start." Symposiums in officers' quarters wero not always tho kind of entertainments tn elderly maiden lady of precise vlows would linvo declared particularly im proving gatherings, but on this occa sion the revelry was not very pro nounced Some , whisky and a good deal of tobacco was consumed, of course, but beyond this mild dissipation there was little to complain of. Hen derson seemed very pleased to meet Frank again. . N ..- "I know you would bo soon sitting t l)the high seats of tho synagogue,", he f (said, "and I told yon so. Let mo con- i ' jrutulnte) you on your promotion. V ; "Thank you," Frank replied there was MunctHliig about this man that ha i preHsed him with ft feeling of ndnrlra I tion "and let me congratulate yon on the glorious chanjo yonr fellows made at Springfield. It was grand, heroin I never heard or road of a more dashing feat of chivalry." , . "It was a pretty tidy bit of fighting, I confess," the Captain drawled. "By the by, there was another acquaintance of jours on that bttttlo-JlcUl, who fodo as though he Hi a a ummrea uves ni ins 'lisposul. " ' i . ;- . "No! Who?" "Dlek Bwayne you know he enlisted n onr coits?" "Indeed I do not The last 1 saw of l,im he was pounding along with you to the battle-field, with the horse I'd been H.'ino: flvintr at your heels. And that reminds me did yon evor catoh my run avenv steed?". . . ' ' "Aye, that we did. Both nags entered mv troop with tllr master and tok part in that serimmsgo i oprniKuem. Ai for Dies Swayno, he fought like a wild cat, and though I'm afraid we shall ,et make a smaH soldier on parade t of him, he'll b Worth his weight In ...,M tui r - -'. ' 4 "Was he wounded?" ' VNever got a scratch seemed as though he bore a charmed life' "And you?" - .. "1 was not so lucky; but tho damage was not very serious just a bullet thiwigh my shouldcr-blado, which nv.iLos a convenient excuse for a brief trip homo." "Are you going far?" "To Doyton, 0. Then, I may take a run down to a little placo called Mel tonburg, where I've a sister married to a young doctor, who may be glad to practice his healing art on my person." "Not Harry Burrows, surely?"' "Yes,- Harry Burrows. Why, you don't mean to say that you know him, do you?" . "Enow hlmt I've known him all my life. I live at Meltonbnrg and my father was a physician there, in whoso office Harry got his first lessons in surgery. Oh, Captain Henderson, if you go there, you must' call on my mother and Mr. Brentwood, the minister; and be sure to see how Grace" Frank pau.ied and blushed scarlet. In the excitomont of conversing with a man who was actually about to meet the dear ones at homo,' he had said more than ho intended to do. "Your sister, I suppose?" Henderson Ddked, surprised at his confusion. 'No, not exactly my thut is to say, Mr. Brentwood's grandchild." A child, ch? Some llttlo thing you've made a pet of nay, dpn't be ashamed of loving children, I'm fond of them my self; so rest cosy, for 1 11 take her a big box of candies and a kiss In your name, and she shall hear how" "But," Frank interrupted. "You can't do any such thing. Miss Grace Brentwood is a young lady of eighteen, who wonld be shocked if" . "You did the kissing by proxy. Ah, lad, I sco how the wind blows, and will be properly considerate of your in terests, and respectful to the young lady." "And you'll soo my mother?" "Indoed I will. And, talking about relations, do you know that I have an uncle In your regiment? No? Well, I have one of tho best fellows that ever put on a soldier's coat Major Hopkins I honestly don t think I ever met a kinder, truer gentleman than ho Is if 'SO LKT KVEHT MAS VHA XJV HIS CAS." you get a chance, cultivate his acquaint ance, for he's a good man for a young ster like you to know." "Major Hopkins has been good enough to take somo notico of me already," Frank said. Intensely pleased at the turn tho conversation was taking. "Yes, I heard him say to-day that yon were wonderfully like a boy he lost" Henderson continued: "You see, CncU Jack has had a pretty tough time of it, and that perhaps accounts for his going a-soldiering when most men of bis age and means would have preferred to send a substitute," "A boy ho lost?" "Yes, his only child and wife were both drowned at sea, and he has never been tho same man since." But now, to Frank's chagrin, the con versatton was internrfrte'd by other members of tho party. Green and Carson, who were old friends of . Henderson, were clamorous that he should sing thm something be fore the meeting dispersed. "Come now, Mark, no excuses. We don't often get such a chance, and we've not the slightest Intuition of missing it" "Well, boys," was the cheery answer, "If you will promise to do juutice to the chorus, I don't cars If I do tip you a stave. So hero goes. I stole tho best half of it from' Sever, but the felony won't spoil Its flr.vor." Then, in a rich baritone he trolled: ' The pickets are fast retreating, boys, The last tattoo Is beating, boys, Y Bo lot every man - , Fill up Lis can ' ' . u Anddrlnk to our ucxt merry mooting, boys. " The colonel so gayly prancing, boys,' Uas a wonderful trick of advancing, boys; When he sings out so largo Fix bavooots and charge ." j He sots all the Johnnie a-dancing, boys. " Omrsweetheart at tm ore sighing, boys, -For lads on the tontcd-'eld lying, boys; , ' But we're hearty as yet, , . '. Anddou'ttsxantotrot, ; Or talk about death, till e'ro dying, boys, " But 'tis time for a tcroaJiNro::t!n2. boys, For the wing-footed hours are Heeling, boys, ' Bo let every Mas '' Pill up his can, Asd drink to our next merry meeting, boys." ' Once fairly started, the gallant caval ryman proved himself a prince of good eompany, song aad Mwey 'tripping from his lips without apparent effort It was only, when the party was brcaklng'up that Frank managed to get a word or two with him. t ; ' ; k 1 "Shall I see you In tho morning, Cap tain Henderson?" he asked, anxiously. "Not likely, my key; for I start on the first train, and yeu!ll be hoofing it probably beforo I'm tap f.Wd." "Yes, thut la so. . Well, be sure and call on mother, if yon go to Meltonburg d, I say; If ye W aer aBy thing of onr way' of living down here, don't draw your pictures With too many shadows In them." , '. "I nndcrntbnd. and will be carefuL But how about the fulr Brace? Shall I toll her that you send her a kiss, but don't want the precious article) deliv ered till you're at homer' ,' Frank Jsnh. wish with all my heart and soul I was going with yon." And there was something Uke tears to the lad's eyes as he grasped his friend's hand and turned gloomily away to his quarters. Tho march to St : Couis proved worthy of Charlie Fulton's worst an ticipations. Tho weather was execra ble, rain, snow, sleet by turn assailing them tho ground now slushy as : a swamp, and again frozen with ridges hard as iron. Sometimes they had to hunt for tho least moist spot on whloh to pitch their tonts, and at others they could not pitch their tents at nil, be cause lto human hands could drive, tile peers into tho adamantine earth, find all this suffering aggravated by the sight of trains rolling by them on which they ought to have been riding. Some body's ears at Washington must have tingled, if the old saw be true, for curses loud and deep fell from the lips of the weary men as they dragged their tired limbs over tho endless miles ol road. CHAPTER VTL A VEBY QUIET PAITrY. "Do I know tho Bcsants, Mark?" Tho speaker was Mrs. Burrows, a matron so young and pretty that one could soo at a glance that the honey moon bad not yet reached its wane. "Why, of courso I do, and if you'd taken the trouble, to read my letters you would have discovered that I consider Mrs, Besant the quite too sweetest thing in tho way of widows I ever saw or read about. What tho men are thinking of to let her wear her weeds so long I'm sure I don't know. If I wore a man " Which, thank goodness, you're not," a manly volco interrupted. "Tho fact Is, Mark, somebody once told Flossie that there is a strong resemblance be tween her r.nd Mrs. Besant, and ever since she's dono nothing but rave about her perfections." Oh, Harry Burrows, you wicked story-teller," tho little lady flashed In dignantly. "I only wish I were like Mrs. Besant Now, Mark, don t pay any attention to his interruptions I do know this lady very well, and I think her as near perfection as it is possiblo for woman to bo. She mlgtt be a little too old for you but, I don't know she doesn't look half her age and, oil, wouldn't it be nice, If " A roar of laughter from her husoand Interrupted tho current of her remarks. "Well," he cried, "if that isn't tho boldest flight of feminine Imagination I ever listened tot Why, Mark, Mrs. Besant is forty, if she is a day, and much too sensible a woman to encour ago a flirtation with a man younger than herself, even if you were eprii with her undeniable charms." "Now this comes of visiting a pair of spoons like you two," Henderson said, with assumed regret "I can hot ask a simple question about a neighbor, but off you fly Into tho realms of romance and matrimony. ' See, I didn't even ask after the widow at all I said tht Be sants, as plain as. I could speak. Now, do you think yon can come down from your stil long enough to tell me who the Besanis are?" "But Mark, there are no ' Besantd but Mrs.' Besant," Mrs. . Burrows pleaded. "She is a widow with some means," her husband explained, "who lives In the best house in the villago, and is de-' cldedly tltt person of the place, aa you wBl find out before yon have been here very long. She has only one child, a son, who is now covering himself with glory on the battle-fields." "Yes," Henderson Interrupted. "I pent the evening with him a few nights ago at Scdolla." "Whatl" Mrs. Burrows ejaculated. "You have been all night In tho house and never told us this. Why, Mrs. Be sant will be wild to see you. Got ready to go with me at onco, sir, or I shall never be forgiven for having kept her so long from seeing you." "I object," rutJUessly declared Dr. ' Burrows. "Mark Is an Invalid and wants rest" Then, seeing the pout on hls-wife's pretty lips, hcadded:' "ButlH proposa an amendment to your propo sition. We've never attempted to give a party since wo wero married. Now, suppose 'you go to tho Walnut House and invito Mrs. Bcaont to tea to-night You can then trot round to the parson age and ask Mr. Brentwood and his women-folk, and " "Won't that bo perfectly splendid!" Flosttio Burrows cried, and as Mark la zily accepted tho plan It was forthwith carried out But Mark Henderson was fated to meet Mrs. Besant beforo the evening's festivities, for in the early afternoon a note came round from Wulnut House to say that thut lady's niece had just arrived from Chicago, whereupon the ccommodutinrr . ofBocr was commis sioned by his slater to call and induce both Indies to honor them with their presence. . ....-. "You know I didn't dare to say that yon were a friend of Frank's this morn ing, or wc should have bad tho widow down here long beforo this, Interrupt ing my ImmenM! preparations for sup persimply an army officer, my dear boy so while you're" there you can Just lot the flood-gates of your informa tion flow, or you'll be boring us to death this evening with It all," the volatile little lady suggested. "And this niece do you know any thing about her?" "Oh, iEuppobO'bhelsalady who was visiting Mrs. Besant .two years ago, whom I mot at tho Brcntwoods, When I first made Harry's acquaintance not at all good looking and rather pause not a bit your style, my dear; but, es she'll bo up to bor eyes unpacking, you may rely on having the fair widow all to yourself." . Henderson was a fine, handsome fel low, with a distln gubthed military bear ing, and had often been the cynosure of admiring eyes on the parade-ground and In tho drawing-room, but ho had never known what it was to be stared at as ho was by tho gaping rustics on his way through tho village, and well they might feast their eyes on his gal lant figure; for Meltonb'" w?.n on o whuv, ii u h '' ' .'.U' lr ivUui thero was not an old maid in the place who did not know which oid you had broken it at before dinner-time, and consequently Murk's arrival had been heralded ' from, house to house. His doughty deeds had been carried on the wings of gossip from fireside to fireside, and the patriotio editor of tho Weekly -Advertiser had primed them with a double-leaded description of tho glorious cavalry charge at Springfield "in which tho brother-in-law of our talented follow citizen, Dr. Burrows," took so noble a part. Nay, hot half an hour ago, the new edition of the paper had eorao out with the announcement in bold type thut "The hero of the bat tle of Springfield Is among ns, visiting Doctor und Mrs.. Burrows. It is pro posed to give htm a public reception be fore' he goes back to gather fresh laurels," a piece of Information which Mark's sister religiously kept out of his sight, for she felt sure if ho saw it he would bo off to Duytou by the first train. So tho villagers stared their fill. Women ran to their doors to gaze after him as ho passed, men gathered on the sidewalks to discuss his martial bear ing, and more than once the little boys got up a feeblo cheer, which was sup pressed by their elders. If ho hud only entered a store, how they would have crowded In after him and solaced them selves In true ruml fashion with a hearty handshake, but ho kept right on up the main street till he reached the garden gate of tho Waluv.t House, whero ho was lost to the gaze of his ad mirers. '. A neat maid sorviixt, all blushes and giggles, received him. Yes, Mrs. Besant was at home would he bo pleased to walk right in, and she would call her mistress? .. Mark had time to. notice the pretty re finement of tho room, which boro so many traces of ferabino taste and had such a home-liko uirabout it, beforo his hostess mode her appearance. , Yes, Mrs. Besant was decidedly hand some, he declared to himself, as she swept into the room with a grace of movement so fosclnuting In beautiful women. Thero w3 a charm of man ner about her, too, which put him at his ease before ho had lccn fivo minutes in her presence, ar.d, oh! what a welaome she gave him, when she found that he had been a boon companion of her boy. How she loaded him with questions; how she reveled to the stories of her boy's adventures on tho battle-field; how her color came and went as he told tho talcs of hair-breadth escapes; how she cunningly led him on to describe her darling's mode of life, his friends, his duties and every thin.? pertaining to him why, time sped on with flying wings for Mark loved to talk to pretty women, and it was nearly ' five o'clock beforo be had the gr.tce to take his leave. "But I must introduce you to my niece before you go," the widow said, as he stood hat in hand. TO BS COSTIXUED. ) SWORD AND PEN. Frederick' the Great a Ilellevar la the r . Pawtr al th Prcaa. ' The-fact thaif KroUcrick the Great of Prussia was an active Journalist and a mighty believer in tho mission and the power of the press has been brought to general attention curiour.ly enough just In these days when Emperor William II. is speaking of the newspaper men of his Empire aa "candidates for starva tion," and "demoralized high-school graduates." Frederick the Great says the Chicago Post,, was the first Hohenzollera who made energetic use of tho rather weak German press to strengthen him and justify his measures to the eyes of his own and other peoples. Ha chose two ways of creating the public opinion he thought he deserved. Sometimes be aont the outlines of articles or directions as to how they should be drawn to his diplomatic agents abroad, with Instruc tions that they should see to their pub lication to English, Dutch and Ham burg papers. In this case ho always read what was publUIicd, and if he fonnd a bit of slipshod condensing or careless elaboration, corrected the poor work with his own hand and forwarded the marked sheet to the unskillful diplo mat who was at fault At other times, and especially when military matters wero to question, the great sovereign wrote with his own hand the copy that went to tho printer to tho office of the dully selected for his correspond ence. Many snch autograph articles to time of peace wero sent abroad for anonymous publication, nnder the supervision of discreet representatives of the King. . Other articles appeared in Germany, us, for instanoe, "The Letters of an Eye-Witness," which were written by Frederick during the first two Sllcsian wars and were published to the Spener Zcltung. So also in Fred erick's private papers wero found numerous directions In his handwriting to the effect that this or that essay, sketch or report should be sent to the press.' There is still to existence this letter from the Cabinet Secretary Elcbel to Count FlnckcnBtcln in Berlin: "At the command of the Ring I send you the last Of tho Journal of the last campaign in order that you may com municate the same to the foreign min isters and make it generally known through tho medium of the press. Soo also thut the Cyprian trader (probably an agent for Constantinople) gets two or three copios of a paper containing the matter." The close of tlio journal was, to fact, given ont for publication from Dresden Jour days after the writing of this let ter and appeared in the Berliner Nach rlchten. Similar Instances abound to Frederick's , record during the seven years' war. Then, too, he wrote on his own and his country's bebalf and watched carefully all phases of publlo opinion at home and abroad with a view to meeting as much as possible of the opposition through the columns of the papers at his service. 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