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. . . . - ........ , i 1 i ; I ' . . HOME WiTHrJHER. 1 1 CTotna to her, when day (8 don. Borne to-the wlM-You-leve: i Home from the wide, wltle world, efwlft as the homing dove. mitten wu net a drtam so fcweet, there wu never hope- UHgiit, -ms the -dream and the hope to be mtb.0her.4n .the candlelight ! TTome 'with her when toll Is o'er. !. Komei from -care ana striie. Borne frorh trie wide, wide world, Home with iyour loving wire. . There was never a kingdom broad. There was never an Isle at sea, One-half so happy, half so fair, Aa my lngleside to me. Home to her at set of sun, , Home itq the eyes of her, flome to" her smile and her voice, ' '' Par from the thorns that were.: 'Thero was never a. crown of kings,, Dhere was never a wreath of bays, , Uke the touch of her hand, her Ups, . The word of her honest praise. fTome to her, and home to her . , Uoto the end of life; . , . . ,, . Home to her, and home to her, ' ' Home to my loving wife. '"'Let Glory caper on his steed . . : ..A.nd Fame her starry trumpet blow;. : f shall not heed them as they pass; . , Homo with her In the candleglow. ',' -iCtalcago Record. An Army; Wife BY CAPTAIN CHARLES KING. everybody, and he knows. In the morn ing Capt. Gjrafton will see hiui for yoa, if the doctor will permit." ' , Whereat the widow only stormed the mora and declared, with hysteric tears, that they' were keeping her away from Randy Merriam out of spite and hatred just at the most critical time. "He'll die, he'll die," she cried, "and carry my one safeguard with him to the gravel" Sorely, puzzled, Mrs. Grafton had to leave her once in awhile for a few min utes at a time to consult her husband. ceived. Presently she tiptoed to Fan ny's room, softly turned the knoty and noiselessly entered. There lay her guest still plunged in deep slumber, but An nette had disappeared, gone, probably, to the kitchen for corte. Far over at the east, where the railway crossed the barren mesa, a locomotive whistle broke the silence of the desert with jjg, ex ultant blast. The blockadfLJtjn was broken. The first train waHL .ing in from Cimarron.' Dressing AJfi renter haste than usual, she ordereo ,jikfast uies at a uuic iu w"""""" ........ , VfiC, who could frequently be heard moving served, and then went out on tllvplazza ' Gapyrtehted. 1896, by F. Tennyson Neely.J ' ' ' .' SYNOPSIS. hDter I. Fannie McLatve, a young widow. Is invited to visit the Oraftons mt Fart Sedgwick. Her sister tries to dis suade her, as Randolph Merriam (whom he bad jilted for old McLane) and his bride rw stationed there. . . Chxpter II. Fannie McLane's wedding canoes family-feeling. A few months later he, while traveling with her husband, meets Merriam, on his wedding trip. Chapter lll.-Some time previous to this Merriam had gone: on a government sur vey, fallen ill, and had been nursed by Mrs. Tretnalne and daughter Florence. A hasty! nor from Mrs. McLane's stepson takes bfna to the plains. Cbintir IV. Young McLane dictates to Korriatn, a dying message, which Is sent to Parry (a young Chicago lawyer and brother-in-law of Mrs. McLane). Reply causes Merriam to swoon. He is taken to ttte Tremalne'a; calls for Florence. ; Chapter V. Engagement of Florence TnratAlne to Merriam is announced; wed Hrnc shortly follows. ' Chanter VI. Mr. McLane Is mysterious ly shot In San Francisco. Merriam Is greatly excited when he reads account In papers. WhilS still In mourning Mrs. Mc lUtM prepares to visit Fort Sedgwick. Chapter VII. Mrs. McLane arrives at th fort. Merriam Is startled at the news, ami he and his wlfa 'absent themselves front the formal hap that evening. ( Chapter VIII. Mr. and Mrs. Merriam ay- their respects ta the widow on an evening when she would be sure to have many other callors. When the call Is Beurncd Merriam Is away, and his wife S)anls Illness as excuse for not seeing her. Mrs. McLane receives telegram: "Ar reatftd, Chicago. Your uncle stricken par tyiria. You will be summoned. Secure rmfnv-3, otherwise lose everything. C. M." i faints and is revived with difficulty. Chapter IX. Mrs. McLane desires to see Merriam. Grafton persuades him to go, ant the widow postpones the meeting till wxt noon. 't. Chapter X. Florence learns Merriam nas been to see Mrs. McLane, and In a at otto or passion will not allow him n explain. Shortly after Merriam' Is In tercepted by Fannie McLane as he Is pass inje through Grafton's yard. Florence wit nesses the meeting, which she supposes baa been prearranged, and swoons. Cbapter XI. Mrs. McLane begs Merriam tar papers given him by her stepson, but -which he tells her were all forwarded to IPiurry. Merriam la seriously wounded in -fiKkt with greasers. Chapter XII. Florence, In her deep dis ppointment, leaves her home In the night Am- her father's at the cantonment. Chapter XIII. Three personal telegraph eieaeagrtt come for Merriam from Parry. Latter Is notified of Merriam's mishap codes from post. A dispatch from her law yer on his way to the fort, together with orwtmt of serious injuries to Mernam .causes Mrs. MpLane to faint. . , , JIIAPTER XIV.-CONTINUEl). ( , .CtA. Kuxton and others all the offl ' serei ainaist felt bound to come to thej ItaiMe between stables and retreat, Just Mt seeJhow Handy was getting on, but the. answer was the same to one and all. No one was ii be admitted, for the docn vtor was "trying to get him to sleep." j ,.SjmI ;.,flure,ly4 enough, bathed, . re-; freshed, his arm set and dressed, Randy twin found himself stowed away in a 'oft, wiite bed. but oh, so weak and drowsy after all the labor of the chase and the long, long day of racking pain; Tltey were to bring Florence to him' now, his wife, his darling, impatiently waiting for the summons, as he thought iher, at Mrs. flayne's, and he was stretching out his arms to her his one i available arm, rather, and fondly tnur Bmri her name, when the weary cye Uiiln closed and, numb and impotent, he drifted away into deep, deep slumber. "There," said the doctor, at last, -lueHl do now." "Aye," murmured Grafton, "but what will the waking be if there's no Flor ence here to-morrow ?" '.ilnnt was an anxious night at Sedg Wick. "Merriam slept like the dead, and twice the young doctor feared it might 0 nerasary to rouse him, thinking .Ooit pertmps he hud sent that tiny shot ot his ihjpodermio syringe with too amawy charge. Uut so long as Randy m Ignorant of his wife's mad esca pade he would have slept through sheer ai3i-astion and weariness, and his phy- rcian need not have troubled himself. Twice Grafton tiptoed in, and the ho iai attendant arose at his coming and reported that the patient had not Urred. Over at Grafton's quarters, howerer, they had to deal with a less tractable eature. Fanny McLane had roused from her swoon and was nervously, ex citably, irritably wide awake, de nandinir actually to be allowed to see Mr. Merriam. Even Annette was sent t of the room and Mrs. Grafton had her friend and guest to herself, and her tears and prayers, her reproaches and nnxat.inna fell on hardened ears. lira. Grafton was. adamant. . , 1 r la mad follv to talk of such a . CUag, Fanny," she replied ,to every as !"nlf. "Mr. Merriam is far too serious- ' ij Injured to see anybody, much less jott. Who would importune mm ior your aw selfish purposes. Capt. Grafton myn the doctor has forbidden him to about the parlor or going quickly in and out of the house. It was plain tharf Grafton was troubled about something besides Randy, and at U o'clock the ex planation came. , . ' I Up to sundown Florence Mrs. Mer riam had not been seen or heard of at Jose's ranch. , One of the trailers, Rafferty by name, declared that Mignon's tracks turned suddenly to the northward and led away from the ranch and into the ma?e of foothills to the right of the cantonment trail. At sundown they had reached Jose's, still hoping against hope that 6he would be there, but no sign of her had been seen, and, borrowing a fresh horse, Rafferty started back to Sedg wick at the gallop to carry the news. He met the doctor with Mrs. Hayne bnly a short distance from Jose's, nd they went on to the ranch hoping for better tidings, but bade him ride for Sedg wick with all speed. Rafferty could ride week in and week out if the horse could stand it, and Jose's broncho was a used-up quadruped by the time they reached the Santa Clara, 'mere ne turned him into a ranchman's corral and borrowed another, never stopping to say "by your leave, sir." This was on the queen's sen-ice ,in Rafferty's mind, and no man's property was sacred when "Miss Florence's" ' life was in volved. Buxton was up and about when the courier came, and in ten minutes had reached the office and sent for Grafton. What he wished to Know was, had she any reason whatever for turn ing awav from the beaten track and taking to the unknown regions off the road nnd far to the northwest 01 ine settlements? Grafton knew of none. There was indeeO rave reason why she should not. For 50 miles northward the Santa Clara twined and twisted through a fairly fertile valley, once the herding ground of the Navajos, now wild and al most unsettled. Americans and Mexi cans both had tried it as a stock range, but American cattle , and American horses demanded a better quality of grass and more of it than would $erve the stomach of the Indian pony. Treaty obligations sent the Xavajos farther into the mountains to the northwests beyond the Mescalero but there were restless roamers who were constantly off the reservation, sometimes on pass but of tencr on mischief, and on the pre text of trading they came recklessly as far. as the settlement, and then some body's horses were sure to be missing, spirited away into the foothills, whither it was almost useless to follow. The N'avajos said the Mexicans were the thieves, the Mexicans declared them to be the Xavajos, and when, both parties were caught and accused, with prompt unanimity, both announced that Apaches must again be raiding, and the name of Apache covered a multitude of sins. Time was when Victorlo and Nana led the cavalry 6ome glorious chases into the Mescalero, but both those redoubtables had met their fate, and agency officials across the Arizona line were ready to swear that hone of their once intractable followers ever thought of quitting corn ov, melon planting for the forbidden joys of the raid and the warpath.. All the same the foothills and the valley far to the north west of the settlements were full of mystery , and danger-the roaming ground of the horsethief and the rene gade, and Merriam's men, just in from their long chase, pointed out how the Mexican ruffians, though starting originally toward the southwest, had in long wide circuit gradually worked their way northward, as though making for this very region. The leader of the fransr that shot Brady and Corcoran was a fellow by the name of Ramon Valdez, and there was no deviltry too steep for him. The news, therefore, that Flor ence Merriam had not reached Jose's, but that her trail was lost somewhere among the. buttes aid bowlders four miles to the eastward of that frontier refuge, struck dismay to the hearts of her friends at Sedgwick. The tidings went from lip to lip, from house to house, like wildfire, and by midnight an entire troop had ridden forth with their ever ready three days' rations, and with Capt. George Grafton in com' mand, and their orders were not to re turn without Mrs. Merriam or definite news of her. .Mra. Grafton let her husband go only with deep reluctance. He was very nec essary to her now. She felt the need of his support in the management ot her truculent patient. She had to leave the latter while assisting him in his busy preparations, and -sheaa surprised and rejoiced to see that on her return to her Fanny bad become far more caJm and resigned, the ladies in many households were still up and flitting about the post, tearfully, forebodingly discussing Jthe situation, and several of and looked up the row toward the Mer riams. The doctor was just coming out of the gate, and Whittaker, who had spent the night there on watch all thought of rivalry forgotten was standing on 'the top step, apparently detaining the physician with some ques tion. Eager for news of Randy, Mrs. Grafton threw her husband's cavalry cape over her shoulders and tripped briskly up the gravel walk; "Still sleep ing," said the doctor, "and how is your patient?" '' V ' '' "Also sleeping,", said "Mrs. Grafton. "I don't see how people can sleep so soundly at such times," whereat the doctor looked conscious but said noth ing. All tha t morning people strained their eyes and rubbed their binoculars and searched the distant foothills to the northwest, hoping for the coming of couriers with news; but not until after noon were they rewarded. Then, cov ered with sweat and dust, a corporal of Grafton's troop rode in. Dr. Gould and Mrs. Hayne were still at Jose's, though they feared they could be of no use there, f ornot asign of Florence had been found. Grafton had sent couriers on to the Catamount with the tidings of her peril, and his men, in wide dispersed order, were scouring the foothills long days' marches away. Full half an hour the ladies grouped at Buxton's, listen ing to the soldiers' description of their search, and then were strolling home ward when, over toward the west end of the cavalry line, arose the sound of com motion and distress. An instant later, as the doctor, glancing, turned to hasten thither, a woman dressed in deepest black came reeling forth from the Merriams' door way and plunging wildly down tne steps. Everyone knew her at a glance it was Fanny McLane, who stood there now swaying at the gate as though gasping for breath, while calling inar ticulately for aid. It was but a few sec onds before the doctor reached ner. There for. a few -moments she seemed to have paused and reconnoitercd. Of what followed only Randy and Hop Ling were witnesses. The latter was never abe to explain it, if indeed he ever could understand the situation, and as for Randy, it was long before he could be induced to speak of it at all. The time came when he had to, how ever, and it can be told now. TO BB CONTINUED. J . "1- told him Us wife was gone." They saw him accost her briefly, then go springing past her up the steps and into the house. A moment more and Mrs. Grafton, with other women, reached her. "What is the matter? What has hap pened, Fanny? Why are you here?" ; And cowering, sobbing, shivering, she made answer: "Oh, stop him! save himt He'll kill himself. I told him his wife was gone,!', ! i Too late. Out to the stable the doct tor chased, for bed and room were de serted. There, wildly gesticulating and pointing to the open mesa, was Hop Ling. "He makee my saddle he makee lide he allee gone!" he wailed, points ing to where, far to the west, a puff of dust cloud was swiftly vanishing down into the valley of ,the Santa Clara. CHAPTER XV. Just about noon, when the hospital attendant was away at dinner, the doc tor at Buxton's and Whittaker getting a nap after; his night of vigil, only Hop Ling was on duty over Randy. "He'll probably sleep until late in the after noon, the doctor said, when he looked in at 11, and so perhaps he might have done. Grafton, before starting, had taken the responsibility of removing Florence's ominous looking missive and placing it with other letters on the mantel In the little parlor. - He could not feel justified in hiding it entirely. He felt that when Merrium woke the truth would have to be told him, and perhaps Florence's own words might best explain her flight, At all events Dr. Leavitt had promised to be on hand to see that the news was not too abruptly ' broken, and Leavitt counted on a long- sleep and npon subsequent drowsiness and languor aa the result of bin treatment. No one had dreamed of the possibility of such rude awakening as came.. No woman in her right senses would have ventured on .the mad brained, desperate measure resorted to by Mrs. McLane. What she hoped to learh; what she expected to gain, what papers or information she still believed him ,to possess,, who can say ? The pow er of reasoningdriven from her by the CRIMES OF NAT TURNER. HI SlUtaken Zeal In Behalf of th - Knalaved Blacks. Old Southampton, Va., the county of "good bacon and old apple brandy," has also been the scene of some remarkable men. ' Down in the southwestern section of this county, in the early part of the cen tury, lived Joseph Travis, owner of a plantation and a number of slaves. '. Among Mr. Travis' slaves was a man of reninrkable character and appear ance. He was born in the year 1801, the property of Benjamin Turner, and being named in infancy "Nathaniel," went by the name of "Nat Turner." At an early age he conceived the idea that he was destined to be the great liberator of his race from slavery. Disliking the overseer whom Mr. Travis employed, he ran away and stayed weeks in the woods. Later he returned, telling the negroes that he had lived without food and that a vision had appeared unto him. "I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle," said he, "and the sun was darkened. The thunder rolled in the henvens and blood flowed in streams." ne began to hold midnight meetings in the woods, to prepare them for a bloody insurrection. He told them that an eclipse of the sun, which oc curred in February of that year (1831), was a sign unto them to rise and slay those who held them in bondage. Stealthily, in Uie dark hours of the night, when the family was all asleep, these desperate men crept into the house, eutered their master's chamber, and with a hatchet slew him, his wife and little children, not even spar ing the infant in the cradle; Stealthily, in the direction of Jeru salem, the county seat, they went, from house to house, murdering men, women and children in their beds. In one case, while they were killing the man and boys of a family, the woman fled. She was pursued, overtaken and compelled to get up behind one of the company, who took her back. Then, after show ing her the mangled body of her hus band, she was told to lie down by his side, when she was at once murdered. The alarm spread about nine or ten o'clock Monday morning. The whites fled from their houses to the woiids and made their way to Jerusalem. The men, meantime, were arranging for defense, with hearts waxing faint at the "lurid blaze of insurrection" that had, when so unlooked-for broken forth. As soon as the whites could collect, vigorous measures were taken. Ine advance guards of the whitesand the insurgents canie up with each other about two miles from Jerusalem. , Immediately rjn discovering the whites, Nat Turner ordered his men to halt and wait until they were within ijO yards. When they were that near he gave the order to "fire and rush on them. The whites returned the fire. The main body of the whites quickly came up just in time to save their friends. 1 As soon as the negroes found that the whites were armed and able to defend theroselves defeating them wherever met they deserted and dispersed in every direction. Nat found himself left with only two or three aides and soon gave up all hope. He went back to Mr. Travis', supplied himself with provisions, and went to a small cave in the woods which he had used before at the rime he ran away from the overseer. There he remained, concealed in the woods, but was at last discovered by a gentleman out hunting, whose dog was.attracted to the cave bjf the smell of meat. He was at once cap tured and taken to prison, In the center of a large field, just t the northeast of the old country town of Jerusalem.a tree was used for the gaty lows, and he atoned with life if atone ment in that way can be made for such awful deeds. Godey's Magazine. , , j them had cropped In to speak a wbrd "upefylng drug that of late had over. with . V. Grafton-Whittaker and mnsiereu wi ..a wuung v.ci.m, MInturn being ever on the alert to oort such partiesr-'-and, ao Jt . waajong after one indeed, -It was nearij wo o'clock when at last, after a final peep at her now placidly sleeping guest and leaving Annette curled tip on the sofa by her mistress' bedside, Mrs. Grafton finally sought her own pillow and slept long, into the sunshine of the following day, seemed to have utterly gone, leaving in its placo only something of the craft and cunning that possess the insane. No sooner was Mrs. Grafton ant of the way, than, rousing suddenly; Fanny had summoned Annette, had hastened through her toilet, and, barely sipping the coffee tendered her, had thrown a light wrap over her head and shoulders and flitted out of the house, out past : : Awakening with riaif at the sound the atable at the rear, and, to the amaze of stirring music on th parade, she of the sentry on No. 8, had scurried found that it was after eight and guard away along the f ence, had easily located mounting was In full blast. Summon ing a servant, her first question waa for news of Mra. Merriam, for servant al ways know the garrison news before their matters. Not a word haJ bere- the Merriams' gate, the number on which corresponded with that of their quarters, and in another moment had let herself through the kitchen and dining-room and Into the little parloi Humility of Genlna. The eminent scholar and church his torian, Dr. Philip Schaff, used to say of himself, "I have not genius. 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