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THE BURLINGTON FRISTS PRESS: T TORSI) VV, MVUUll 21, 1 !')!.
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iiT was o'clock when Itnrttlput
climbed tho stairs to the Her
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Slx nnd liiiiid were aching and
limp. I!ns Schnlleld was tlio only per
son In tl editorial room, nnd tilers
wns nothim; in Ills appearance that
slinnld have caused a man to start and
fall back from the doorway, hut thai
is what .loltn did. "What's the matter
Mr. Ilnrklcs?" cried lioss, hurrying
forward with a fear that the other
had been suddenly re-elr.td hy illness,
"What arc I hose V" asked llarklesn
with a gesture of hl hand that seemed
to inclmle tho entire room.
"Those';" repea led Itoss, staring blank-
"Those rosettes these streamers
that stovepipe -nil this bine ribbon V
Koss turned tale. "Hibbon?" he m.11
inquiringly. "Kiblinn''" lie seemed
tinnblo to perceive tho decorations re
"I'es" answered John. "These ro
settes on the chairs, that band, and"'
"Oh:" Itoss MtiMveivd. "That;" Ho
fingered the hand on the stovepipe aa
if he saw it for the llrst time. "Yes;
"Hut what's it for?"
"Why It's it's likely meant fer dec
oration's." "It seems to have been hero some
"If hau. ! reckon it's most dm to be
railed in, It's be'n up ever sence
"Who put it up, Rossi"
lit- was visibly embarrassed. "Why
-f r fer the other editor."
"For Mr. risbec."
"Land, no! You don't supioo we'd
go to all that work and bother to brisk
en things up f.ii- that old gentleman,
"I meant young Mr. Fisbee. He Is
tin; other editor, isnt heV"
"Oh:" said Hons. "Young Mr. Fis
bee? Ves: we put 'em up fer him."
"You did? Did he appreciate them?"
"Well, ho seemed to kind of like
"Where is he now? I came here to
"i It's Kiine."
"( io-h- ll.MMi't he been bore this aft
ci noon V'
"li; soni" the time. Oonie in nnd
stayed 'iniiii' the leevy you was holdin'
and s.iw I!,. xtty oft all right."
" lien v. i'l he be Hack'.'"
'Sence it'-- be'n a daily he gits here
by s n fti r - ipj er. but don't stay very
late. Jli ! Mr. 1'islnu iuid Parker look
after whntcvoi- mines in then, unless
it's sinp.'i long special. He'll likely bo
liero by h. If past S at tbe farthest olT."
"I an I ' .It till then. 1'vo been
wanting to i bun every minute since
I got in, a. il I." hasn't bei'ii iionr me.
Nobody -x - I ev n point h!m out to me.
Where hi.s ! gum'.' I w.i:it to bee him
"Want to discharge him ncaln?" said
n voice from the door, and, turning,
tliey saw that Mr. Martin stood there
"No," said llarkless. "I want to bIvo
him the Herald. Do you know where
Mr. Martin stroked his beard delib
?rately. "The jicrson you speak of
hadn't oiirM to be very luird to llnd in
'arlow, and -well, maybe when found
you'll want lo put a kind of a codicil
lo that deed to the Herald. The com
mittee was reckless enough to hire that
rarrlage of yours by the day, and Keat
ing and Warren Smith ate sitting in it
np at the corner with their feet on the
rushlons to show how used they are
lo riding around with four white horses
pvery day in the week. It's waiting
till you're ready to go out lo Itriscoes'.
There's an hour before supper time, and
you can talk to young 1'lsbeo all you
iv. int. He's out Ihere."
The llrst words Warren Smith spoke
had lifted the cil of young FNbeo's
duplicity; had shown John wllh what
tine Intelligence and supremo delicacy
and sympathy young Fisbeo had work
ed for him. had understood lilm nnd
had made him. If the open attack on
McCune had been made and the damna
tory evidence published In llarkless'
own paper while llarkless himself was
a .tndlilnte nnd rival he would havo
felt dishonored. Tho McCune papers
could hnve been used for Jlullowuy's
benefit, but not for his own, and younx
Fisbee bad understood and had saved
him, It was a point of honor that many
would have held finical and iuconslst-1
nt, but one that young Fisbee had
comprehended was vital to llarkless.
And thin was the man ho had dls
chnrgid like a dishonest servant, tho j
man who had thrown what (In On-low
eyes) was rlelua Into his lap, tho man
who had made his paper and who had
Hindu him and saved him. llarkless
wanted to see young Fisbee as he, long
ed to see only one other person iu tho
As the barniicho drove up lo the
brick house he made out through tho
trees a letreiillve Hutter of skirts on
the porch, and the thought crossed his
mind that Minnie hnd flown Indoors
to give some dual directions toward tho
preparation of the banquet. Itut when
the barouche halted at the gate he was
Mil-prised lo see her waving to lilm
from the steps, while Tom Meredith and
Mr. Hence and Mr. Iloswell formed a
little court around her. Ugo WillettH
rode up on horseback at tho sanio mo
ment, ami the Judge was waiting in
front of tho gate. llarkless stepped out
of tho barouche and took his hand. "I
was told young Fisbee was here."
"i'oung I'lsbeo Is here," said the
Mr. FlslKie eanjp around the corner
of the house mid went toward llark
less, 'I jsbee," died tho latK-r, "where
is j our nephew?"
"Booth TAHKiSfGTost ?
7Q. McClare Co. X?T
Aj- McClure, VhilllpJ f3L Co.
ihe old in, in took his hnnd in both
lila own and IooUimI him between tlic
eyes nnd thus stood while there wim n
long pause, tin- others watching them.
Vou must not say that 1 told you." lie
Bald at last, "(io into the garden."
Hut when llarkless' step crunched
the gaideu there was no one there.
Asters were blooming In beds between
the green rosebushes, and their ninny
Jlngered hands were (lung open In wide
surprise that he should expect to llnd
young Fisbee there, it was Just before
imtiset. I'.lrds were gossiping in (he
nycaniores on the bank. At the foot of
1he garden, near the creek, thern were
some tall hydrangea bushes, f-nver
laden, and beyond them one broad
shaft of sun smote the creek bends for
11 mile in that Hat land nnd crossed the
garden like a bright, taut drawn veil,
llarkless pni-vcd the bushes and step
ped out into this gold brilliance. Then
ho uttered a cry and stopped. Helen
was standing beside the hydrangeas
with both hands pressed to her face
nnd her eyes east on the ground. She
had run away as far as she could run.
There were high fences extending
down to the creek on each side, and the
water was beyond.
"You!" he said. "You! You!"
She did not lift her eyes, but begnn
to move away from him with little
hack-ward steps. When she reached
the bench on the bank she spoke with
n quick intake of breath and in a voice
he almost failed to hear, the merest
whisper, and her words came so slow
ly that sometimes minutes separated
them. 'Tan you will you keep me on
He came near her. "I don't under
stand. Is it you you who are here
"Havo you forgiven me? You know
now why I wouldn't resign? Yon
forgive my that telegram?"
"The one that cume to you thlt
"Did you send me one?"
"It did not come to me."
"Hut what was it about?"
"It was signed," she said: "it was
signed" She paused and turned hall
away, not lifting the downcast lashes.
Her hand, resting upon the back of the
bench, was shaking. She put It behind
her. Then her e.ves were lifted a little,
nnd, though they did not meet his, he
saw them, and a glory sprang into be
ing in his heart. Her voice fell still
lower, and two heavy tears rolled down
her cheeks. "It was signed," she vhiis
pered. "it was signed 'II. Fisbee.' "
He began to tremble from head lr
had turned full away from him. When
he spoke his voice was as low as hers
and lie spoke as slowly as she bad.
"Vou mean tUeu then it was-you?"
"And you you have you havo been
here all the time?"
"All all except the week you werr
The bright veil that wrapped then;
was drawn away, and they stood In the
quiet, gathering dusk. Ho tried to
loo-en his neckband; it seemed to bo
(linking him. "I I can't-I don't com
prehend il. I am trying to realize
what it all means."
"It means nothing," she answered.
"There was an editorial yesterday,"
he said, "an editorial that I thought
was about Itoducy McCune. Did you
"It was about me wasn't it?"
"It said-It said that that I had won
the the love of every person in Car
Suddenly she found her voice. "Do
not misunderstand me," she said rapid
ly. "I have done the little that I havi
done out of gratitude." She faced hlni
now, but without meeting his eyes, )
owed you more gratitude than a worn
an ever owed n man before, 1 think
and 1 would have died to pay a part
"What gratitude did you owe me?''
"What gratitude? For what you did
for my father."
"I have never seen your father in mv
"Listen. My father Is a gentle old
man with white hair and kind eyes.
My inline is my uncle's. Ho and "my
aunt have been good to me as a father
and mother since I was seven years
old, and ihey gave me their name by
law. and I lived with theni. My fa.
ther came to see mo once a yenr; 1 nev
er eaine to see him. He always told me
everything was well with lilm, that ids
life was happy, and I thought it was
easier for lilm not having mo to take
care of, he has been so poor ever since
I was a child. Once he lost the little
he hail left to lilm In the world, his
only way of making his living, lie had
no friends; he was hungry and desper
ate, and he wandered. I was dancing
and going about wearing Jewels-only
I did not know. All the time the brave
heart wrote me happy letters. I should
have known, for there was one who
did and who saved lilm. When at last
I came to nee my father he told ine-he
had written of his Idol before, but it
was not till I came that he told It all
to me. Do you know what I felt?
While his daughter was dancing co
tillons a stranger had taken his hand
and- nnd" A sob rose In her throat
and checked her utterance for a mo
mout, but sho throw up her head proud
ly. "Oratltudo, Mr. Harkless!" she
cried. "I am James Flsbee's daugh
ter!" IIo fell Uncle from tho bench with a
sharp exclamation and stared at her
through tho gray twilight. Ste went
on hurriedly, still not looking at him,
"I wanted to do something to show you
that I could be ashamed of my vllo
neglect of lilm something to show you
his daughter could be grateful and It
has been such dear, happy work, the
little I have done, that, it seems, after
all, thnt I havo done it for love of my
naif. It is what I had nlwnys wanted
to do to cam n living for myself, to
live with my father. When I came
here, my aunt and uncle were terribly
nfrnld I would stay witli him. It was
to prevent this that they determined to
ro nhrond, nnd my father said I must
ro bnck to them. Then you were
were hurt, nnd he needed mo so much
ho let me stay. When you when
you told me" she broke off with n
strange, Muttering, half Inarticulate lit
tle laugh that was half tears and then
resumed In another tone "when you
told mo you cared that night that
night of the storm how could I he
Ktno? It had been only two dnys, you
sec, and even If 1 could have been sure
of myself -why, I couldn't have told
you. Oh, I had so brazenly thrown my
self nt your head time and again thos6
two days in my- my worship of youi
goodness to my father and my excite
ment in reeognlziiiK In his friend the
hero of my girlhood that you had ev
ery right to think I cared; but if but
If I had If I had-loved you with my
whole soul I could not have why, nc
woman could have I mean the sort ot
girl I am -couldn't have admitted It
must have denied it. Do you think that
then I could have answered 'Yes.' even
if I had wanted to even If I had been
sure nf myself? And now" Her
voice sank again to a whisper. "And
"And now?" lie said tremulously. Shf
gnve a hurried glance from right to !-ft
and from left to right, like one In ter
ror seeking a way of escape; she gath
ered her skirts in her hand as If to run
into the gnrdon, but suddenly she turn
ed and ran to him. She threw her ni-au
about his neck and kissed him on th
When they heard the judge calling
from the orchard they went back
through the garden toward the house.
It was dark. The whitest asters were
but gray splotches, There w:ls no one
In the orchard. Hrlscoe had gone in
doors. "Hid you know you are to drive mo
into town in the phaeton for the lire
works?" she asked.
"Ves. The great Harkless has come
home." Kven in the darkness ho could
see the look the vision had given him
when the barouche turned into the
square. She smiled upon him anil
said, "All afternoon I wns wishing 1
could have been your mother."
He clasped her hand more tightly.
"This wonderful world!" he cried.
"Vesterday I had a doctor a doctor to
cure me of Ioveslcknes:"
After a time they had proceeded a
little neater the house. "Wo must
hurry." she said. "I am sure they have
been waiting for us." This was true;
From the dining room came laughter
and hearty voices, and the windows
were brigh: with the light of many
lamp-i Hy nnd by they stood just out
side the patch of light that fell from
one of the windows
"Look"' said Helen. "Aren't they
good, dear people?"
"The beautiful people!" he answered,
nil: i. M.
Tin- llrlllsli Ciilni-ll.
It is among (In- things generally
known that the guinea obtaiiud its
name from the gold from which it w.-u
made having been brought from tin
(luinea coast by the African company
of traders. The lirst notice of tin
gold was iu 1DIP, during the common
wealth of Fnglniid, when on the Mth ol
April of that year the parliament re
ferrcil to (be i (Hindi of state a pnpet
presented to the house concerning the
coinage of gold brought in a ship lately
come from "Culny" lor the better ad
vandng of trade, lint it was in the
reign of Charles II. that the name wa
llr.-t given to Ibis coin. It Is anions
things not generally known that when
the guinea was originally coined the
Intention was to make it current as a
twenty shilling piece, but from an er
ror, or rather a series of errors, In cal
culating the exact proportions of the
value of gold and silver It never dr
ciliated for that value. Sir Isaac New
ton in ills time fixed the true value ol
the guinea in relation to silver at 'JOs
!., and by his advice the crown pro
claimed that for the future It should
be current at L'l shillings.
IllKlX In l.lni-.
Hicks- He's trying berry culture now, ,
you know, and be says he's having I
I licks- Yes, although ho admits the
returns are small as yet.
Wicks --Well, that sounds natural.
You might call that "success, with small
fruits," Catholic Standard arid Times
WHY HIS MARRIAGE FAILED.
He regarded children as a nuisance.
He did all his courting before mar- j
He doled out money to his wife as II i
lo a beggar.
He never had time to go anywhere
with his wife.
Ho never dreamed that there were
two sides to maiTlnge.
He never dreamed that a wife needi
praise or compliments.
He thought his wife should spend all
her time doing housework.
lie treated his wife as lie would not
have dared to treat another woman.
He never dreamed that his wife
needed a vacation, recreation or
IIo never made concessions to his
wife's Judgment, oven In unimportant
IIo thought the ninrrlngo vow hnd
made him his wife's master Instead of
Ho took all the little attentions lav
lshed on him by bis wifo us hi by "di
vine right" and not as favors. .Suc
"Whnt kind of a show hnve you?"
the manager was asked.
"Well," he replied guardedly, "thai
depends on whether I nm tnlklng tc
tho public or revising the. salary Ilst."
A REAL DAUGHTER
OF THE REVOLUTION
Copyright, icwJ, by J,
Jane's stepmother was already at,
the front door with Fdward clasped
in her arms, for Mrs. Kllery was as
fond of (he boy as though he were
her own son. Close behind were lies
seiner and his stall'. When the llrit
Ish colonel caught sight of Jane he
hastened forward and grasped her
hand. "Ah, Mistress Jane, you must
hold your brother accountable far
this intrusion. My heart so yearned
for a sight of you and your hos
pitable home that I feared to itidulgn
myself by coming hrre lest I could
not tear myself away, lint he would
hear of naught but that we must
breakfast at the Kllery mansion."
"My brother is ever considerate of
his family's pleasure," Jane an
swered, "and he knew what happi
ness It would give my father and my
mother to welcome one who has been
so kind to their son."
"Indeed, yes," Kdwnrd put In gayly,
"and I wanted the colonel lo see that,
my mother could outdo even your fa
mous breakfast that he has so
Mrs. Kllery hnd been no laggard
in welcoming her guests. I.eavintf
Jane and Kdward to see to their en
tertainment, she hastened back to
give orders for the preparation of a
meal that, should, indeed, as Kdward
had boasted, outdo Jane's.
Presently Kdward stole away to
see his father, and when he came
back he requested Jane t take Col.
Hesseinei- to him.
Never had the liritish colonel np-
I poared lo belter advantage in Jane's
! sight, thai' during the brief converse
, with her father his manner at once
I deferential and genial, his tones low
but attuned perfectly for the invalid's
ear. his words ft. 1 1 of praise for the
soldier sor, of his courage, his de
I votion to duty, his popularity with
; his brother ofllcers. Jane saw her
father's di 11 eves brighten, she saw
the expression of patient, suffering
give way to one of interest, and tliu
withered cheek lighten with a faint
tinge of color.
Her heart went out to Hcssemer
that he .Jiould have given the older
man those few minutes of pleasure,
and when, with the ecust of not
wishing to tire the invalid, he drew
her from the summer-house, sho
walked with him along the garden
paths and entered the green und
purple labyrinth in the grape-arbor
towards which he directed their steps,
She put up her hand and plucked
some grapes for him. He took them
from her. and then, a quick (jlanco
around assuring: him that the thick
screen of ine hid them from view,
he caught her hands in his and
drew her to him.
"Jane." he cried, in the smothered
voice ol pat-sion, Jane. 1 love you!"
The girl struggled to free herself
but, he held her clou, while his hut
kisses fell upon her brilliant huh'
andwhiti brow. Presently, however,
either she gave more force to her
r Hurts or he feared to offend her past
lorgiu'licss, for lie released her and
dropped upon his knees before her.
"sweetheart," he said, "forghi; mu
my impetuosity. If 1 have been too
forward, if I seem lo have taken un
due udva::tnjj- of this one moment
allotted me alone with you, then let
the adoration which I tcel speak iu
my behalf. The affection which I felt
for you when a little girl in Phila
delphia, though you touched my heart
then as none iff your sc ere had be
fore, was but the gentle warmth of
a candle beside the noonday heat of
my low for oii now. Jane, may I
not carry you back to Kuglaud with
me to adorn my home, to be tended
with ni.v most jealous care'.'"
"Col. I'cssi-nier. 1" Jane passed her
hand across her forehead, as though
to smooth away perplexity "i scarce
know v. hat to say, r.o taken by sur
prise am I. May -will you not
grant mo a respite -time for con
sideration of the great honor you
have done me? There Is the break
last bell." she added hurriedly, and
with very evident relief; "we must
hasten or my stepmother will grow
P.essi'nicr ruse and, holding her
bauds in his. scanned her face with
his keen eys. "Time for consider
ation? Ah, sweet one, if your heart
were filled with love fur me as mine
is for you, I here would be no need
of consideration. Tell me, Jane, do
not your pulse beat responsive to my
own? Does not some of the rapture
which I feel awaken an answering
glow in you? Surely it must be so.
Then what need for waiting? for
keeping me iu cruel suspense? Nay,
let thy sweet compassion plead for
inc. Take pity on this lonely soldier,
and give him tin boon of your re
quiting love, l.el him feel lh.it when
he returns victorious to your side he
will llnd this priceless treasure await
ing him. Tell inc. Jane. thai, it shall
be so," lie wortld have drawn her
again within his arms, but .lane put
up her hand In delerinined gesture.
".No, Col. Itesseincr, 1 must have
time to think. I am deeply sensible
of the honor you do inc. but I am
not. so young as 1 once was, and 1
realize fully what an alteration In my
life nisenf to your request would
mean. Itefore passing upon a question
bo weighty, I think It scarce, unreason
ablu to stipulate for due consider
ation." She spoke with dignity aud firm
ness, and Itesseincr, shrewd enough
to know that, such poise augured less
well for him than girlish confusion
would, felt tho blood swirl hotly in
his veins, while his eys narrowed
with fuller determination to conquer
where conejuering was made difficult. (
His was not a nature to value highly
that which came easy. Women al
most as beautiful as Juno had como
lightly to his arms and been lightly
cast aside, This girl would be hard
D. Llppincott Company.
to win, and won, would lie won for
Jle bent hi? head and kissed her
hands with appealing lips. "Ah be
loved, my caloiis heart hath again
betrayed me Into an eagerness that
! merits your rebuke. I would not
have you think that 1 could refuse
any request of your, though it is
oik! which menus for me many weary
moments of uncertainty, now an
guished by doubt, now consumed by
tirp of hope. Sweet one, may 1 not
pray that you will at least make tin,
time of probation short? I am on'
my way to capture that brigand,
Sumter. When that is accomplished,
l shall return this way; then, may 1
not. claim my answer'.'"
They had reached the entrance to
the grape-arbor by now, and Jane's
eyes viewed qiiestluningly the pros
pect before her -the bright, garden,
the rear and side of the greal old
mansion, the sweep of the fruitful
llelds to the east, the clump of woods
walling iu the west. This was home
beautiful, luxurious, beloved home;
and the, man beside her asked hel
lo leave it all for him. Surely much
to ask; yet. with him close beside
her: with his supplicating words iu
her cars: with hl musical, persuasive
voice; his forceful personality appeal-'
ing to her, II would not have been
hard to have turned and given him
her hands in complete surrender. The
fascination he had wielded when she
was a school girl In Philadelphia was
still potent; but she had learned co
quetry. covness.il might be judicious
ness, since. She took her eyes from
the landscape and brought them back
to the Kliglishnian.
"I cannot promise. Col. Hcssemer."
she said, "but if I can. 1 will have my
answer ready then."
When the ofllcers had eaten their
(ill Ihey prepared with some haste
for departure. liesseiner had little'
opportunity to do more than press
Jane's hand ardently and whisper a
word of love in her ear before lie
Hung himself astride his grav.
Once on the road, Hcssemer and
his men put spurs to their horses
and galloped at a lively rate. Scouts
had reported that, the enemy was
resting not far oil'. Hcssemer, riding
at the bend of his mounted dragoons,
the perspiration streaming down his
red face, his eyes sparkling with an
ticipation of victory, his well-knit
fig. ire held creel in the saddle, with
ltritish military stiffness, looked
what, he was- -a combination of force
turn in the road brought them
in sight of a stream. The trooper.
gave a shout of triumph, broken by
liessenier's ringing command. In the
water were mule men, bathing and
swimming and sporting: along- its
edge, oil the opposite side, were
olheiv. stripped to tluir waist,,
iloi their "family" waihinir; while
farther up the back, under mh Ii shade
as the sparse collon-wooil trees gave,
were yet more, smoking "r napoing
or eating-. Most of them had their
rifles beside them and their horses
close by, but it availed them little.
Their cry of astonishment, chagrin
and terror beat the hot air er,- that
f I'csseiner's men died away. The
naked wretches iu the water were
cut down befoic they could escape.
Across the stream with eager h.isle,
et with perfect order, went the
liritish, carrying all before them. In
vain did Suinu-r start from ids nap
under one of his baggage-wagons,
seie the nearest horse by its mane,
saddleless and bridlelcss as it was,
and try to rally his soldiers. The
day was lost, and though the Kug
lisli colonel did not capture tin- "bri
gand." as he had boasted In- would,
lie failed in little else he set out to
do; and, indeed, few wive Sumter
himself escaped; not enough to war
rant pursuit iu that appalling heat.
The liritish returned the way they
had come, eviiltiug. Kver tlioiighttul
of his troops, though he was himself
most anxious ro gel back to the Kl
lery plantation and make that his
stopping place fur the night, Hcsse
mer perceived that the heat and the
sharp, hard ride since dawn had put
considerable strain upon his men.
Noting a large, cuinfortable-looking
house setting some distance off the
road, surrounded by a tine grove of
I recs, he asked, "Can you tdl mc,
Kdwnrd, who lives yonder? Mcthinks
it is a good place for an afternoon
rest. He they rebels or tories, we
shall become their uninvited guests,
but I should like to learn which they
are. that I may know whether to re
rpiest or command."
"They are lories." the boy an
swered eagerly, "as loyal to our king
as my own family; and they will
make you a gladly welcome, 1 am'
sure, as my people have." Hcssemer
perceived that under tin summer
llush which ulready covered his cheek
there rose a richer wave of crimson.
"Alia, a svveetlu'iirt residing there,"
he thought, and with a sympathetic
feeling turned his horse off the road
,iud entered the gale, which stood,
The house was not the imposing
mansion (he Kllery homestead was,
but there was a warm southern wel
fomc, awaiting the Intruders and a,
piece of news mightily to Itessemer's
liking us well, A courier, riding hard
lo overtake the ltritish commander,
had likewise stopped there for rest,
and scarce had the Knglish colonel!
dismounted cm he handed him a dis
patch from Cornvvallls conveying the
news of tlates' defeat. t
There were three daughters of the'
house, all of them vivnetous young!
women, as Uessemer soon discovered.'
"Oh. how delightful." they exclaimed,'
when tho contents of tbe dispatch be
came known; "two grcnt victories in
one day; think of it!" ,
"Not in one day, ladies," Hcssemer'
reminded fhein. "(icn, Cornwallls
won his on Hie skleeiith,"
"It does not matter; we hear of.
Ihein the same day," the youngest
persisted, "We assuredly' should do
something to celebrate so greal a
piece of fortune. If we could only
have a dance," she added, with a sag-'
festive look iu the direct ion of her
mother. "Miimmtt, why can't we in-1
ilucc Col. I'essenier and his olllrcrs'
fo remain here for Hie night, and let
us move Ihe furniture from tin big
west, room and have a dance there?
.Meanwhile, we could scour the neigh
borhood for girls. Kdward. do you
not think Jane would come?''
"Nay, I have a heller plan," the
lieutenant answered. "My mother
made Col. Hcssemer and myself prom
ise ere. We left that, If we routed
Sumter in time, we should return
homo and spend the night there. They
will be expecting us, and my father
will be most grievously disappointed
If we do not come; but why not have
a dance on our lawn, as we did the
slimmer before 1 went to Kngland?
Itemeinber vou. Peggv, what fun we
"Fun? Oh, it was delicious," she
answered, clasping her hands in ec
stasy. Tin plan pleased Hesscmer better
than tin lirsl proposed, and so il was
arranged. He encamped his Utile ar
my and most of his prisoners in one
of the Kllery fields that evening. One
of the prisoners he considered too
valuable a capture to risk thus, and
he besought Mrs. Kllery for a special
room for him. As a prisoner, he was
second only to Sumter himself,
"Now, dear madam," lie said to his
hostess, when these arrangements
bad been completed, "you must let
me take the burden of our frolic to
night olT your hands. I want this
1o be my festivity, given in honor of
your neighboring Tory friend?.. "V
suflicient that you grant us the privi
lege of using-your beautiful grounds,
and I shall sec to it that their love
liness is not marred."
Mrs. Kllery made a feint of re
luctant concession to this, but in
I ruth she was not sorry to wash her
bands ol all but the indoor prepara
tions. She and Jane immediately set
about seeing to the making of cakes,
salads, and various confections t
serve as refreshments!.
Dressed in the freshest of tlo
evening gow us left from her last visit
fo Charleston, Miss Kllery made a
stately ami hand-oine figure that
evening as her mammy tucked a high,
jewellen comb into her complicated
coiffure and gave the last pats and
touches to her costume.
Carriages began to roll up the ave
nue, nnd Jane descended Hie stairs
thnt she iniglil atsist her stepmother
and Col. Hcssemer in receiving their
None of l'.ssemor's enemies, and
he had not few. could deny to him the
qualities of taste and energy. The
combination of these willi that
line executive ability which enabled
him always to get. full service out.
of those under him bad in-nred the
success of his dance. The scene was
beautiful. Among the tiv-, strolled
many pairs of lovers. I po.i the rus
tic benches sat the cliaperoas and
elderly guests, while tin- tarpaulin
was gay with dam--i s mi.-, mg in the
stately measures i the minuet ,,i
revelling in tin- iri-. h ! !., i move
ments of livelier dance .
There wire he, huh 1 v.nmrn n.
plenty ; southern wmi,. n v. ill; Iniuhi
vyc., animated faces and rn li vmci.-,
dressed iu the bcaul'ful o -i-ns . ,f
t he day , the low - it b Me- s, i in
flowing skirts, the h.. it- w.ivi- over
ears and c.tugtir by hi"!i. nvvell-d
combs at tin hack, the n -i n t --d-i-..- I
slippers with flashing one! e,, tin
llittaliou.s fans a.-ul coovvi b.n ,1 hand
kerchiefs. And as for the men, they were as
gallant a lot one vvmilil w !h in
see; the liritish officer- rml liercil iu
red coats ami gold I.h-c; the civilians
in knee-breeches, milled shirts and
Well pleased, I'.cssemi-r moved
among his gucst.s, droppinc a pleas,
ant word here, a merry je.t there,
but never quite losing siht (, the
younger hostess, 1 1 vva- av,:re that
beneath the smiling gi-.e imistiess
with which she was a ssi,i ;,ni
there lurked a certain i mi-i r.iint,
lllid he could well guess t 111 cause.
One lady, rail ci dii j the age
when it was fashiouab'e 1 be found
still unmarried in tl days, tapped
the colonel on the .inn with her fan
as he was passing the In m h where
''fell me. dear colonel. h,.w niany
prisoie is did yon take today?
marvelous number, from ,- l ( bear.
and they do say y have a most
mysterious one whom you have hid
ill Mrs. Kllery "s garret. a.v, lln-v
go farther and slate that it is
Jane's lover, (iodfrcy Wiu-thing-tun.
Poor Jane! It would go hard with
her If ill were to befall dodfrey:
they have been devoted to each other
for so many years, though thiv do
say her stepmother will not hear to
the match. Tell mc" she dioppcd
her voice to a confidential whisper
"Is It really in you have?"
"Madam," Hcssenicr answered,
gathering himself together. "I know
naught of Ibis Wort ningtoii of whom
you speak, but I should ny l',l,, "
gentleman whom I hold as prisoner
were more suited to be Miss Kllery 's
father than her lover, since he is a
man fully m years of age, white
headed and gray-bearded. His name
"Pierce? (icn. Pierce? Thnt horrid
old rebel? Oh. how delightful that
you have caught him. He is the very
one who hung flu tories this sunv
nier." "The very one. madam, and he shall
pay for it."
He left her with a courteous bow,
but his heart was nof as light as
when she bad accosted him. What
was (his silly woman's chatter about
a lover of Jane's? A (Iodfrcy Worth
Ington. forsooth? Of course, there
was nothing in It; and yet he must
AB TDK DANCH WKNT ON",
lie drew aside pretty Teggy Win
ston, .who was the occasion of the
dance. "Do you know aught," ho
asked, "of a person by the name of
"Godfrey Worthington',' Oh, yes, I
have known, him all my li,"e Why,
be and Jane are sweetheart . Havo
been for years, though tie v do -ay
her mother does nol approve I'm
match, and was mo-1 T.-ni when lm
espoused the rel ( i .1 Mint vlii
might have een-i 1 ,r foim 'oing hn
coining here Did vou 1, ,t 1 n 1 11,, it
you nearly caplu-cd I -i , m " It
was last May. -vlii n v -topnrd at
Jane's for brcakf 1 1 I v lin
ing lo see her thee I v n;, 1 ip.
pose, thai her fntle-' ind iiolrer
were from ho-nc ,1111 1 niKing it a
good opportunity tn r ,,U suit.
Ho was ulino-t no 1 I ,e be
fore In discovei-i l , .in rs,"
Hesseiner's ln-o.v 1,'nk So
fids was Ihe voiin t 1 , ,, ,iul
given him sin h a I 1 ' hat flno
" "I'vvas ju-t like , .It ,, ..." Ihn
1 girlish voice went mi 1 1. ; ever
doing daring things. i ; ,f, t'l.i'J
I Jane loves him must. I in' tin "i
j he Is handsome too , l. ', r
'some! I have heard H vl h r, d
I often that Jane Is no li-.'- .1 p ' t
1 heart than be. but Mill '-In I - t
' concealed to miiiiii 110 p'li'c (' r
1 stepmother and IvKvarn,"
j "In truth, ibar ledv." ,'c.-. r
'swered. "mcthinks rep,;! dn"n '
' grossly wrong M i I - Jan- A
I I am sure, eould be lif-'-e Im.i!
j the." Hut he tore hi,, -f aw,'..
some troublo'.s tin 1. nts r
I 11, ,.,,,,,,1. 1... 1
He south' n e.i 1 v iy 101 t ,
S in Jane 1 , , . If, (
sweet mist 1 --. 1 1 1 a mi
stroll vvil'i 11, I ,,i-.- to
c.ti mt 1 1 irhl . 11 .1 ,, 1 ; 1 1,
look upon y 'o 1 1 v ' n .
oicmn thought 'in, ,n ,
bav oc w il h y on 1 1 . . 1 1. 1
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for lis 1 o 11 I
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less It lllll-t m',-111 lo ! 11.
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sw eriii. with ,1 -'e-' i- , 1 , ,
cumulated irrii it ion. 1 , .u;, ' i
w arncd him of tie u-iw 1
sbo.ving it. "metlii;ik y,n,
ino,t w nudroiis ,,,ln i' ' f, i- t
re! a Is ; and w li .1 1 lliml, v " 1 ,
heiird 1n-night .' 'I In t 111 Mi
inei ry look sot 1 .- I over
face. I f .-I mill' l"i km i'
fencin. .- with her 1 1 1 1 t he -
of Iiii-v or rebel. -In i' -,it in
him f rom In-' ii'ln' " 1 1 o , ' 1 i
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pr -pared In si w 1 ' h
vv oiild nm rry h in
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ladies wi li I he I 1 , 1 1- i
rem. 11 n 'rim. ' n-1 , 1 '
mannerly re ,1 I , , , . f
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' ll'lt so. , .
i-ehel," 1 .- ..bser -d. "1 i. t' I
'the r"..- II.'" "1 " iv- ' " T
ll.-l I f.l'- I. lore i-l ill.- '
n . ' 1 cu 1'. 1 n t
tain "" y nil- t' , u
do in t t lire av, 1
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I 1 e i
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I tier ihvv art s in-. U 1 t I, , r. 1 I
j this li.iri icr lie' w . -i - ' II., 1
spent '''iis(. few short ' i-s 111 1 -'i'
j if v oar In 11 1 .1 1" " v-s -' 1 1
if so. what vveap, - , ,11 I 11-1 Mi
will b..ttcr doc 'i ' ". '! W 1 1 ' '
tlcn ud p r-i ten ,- . tin w "i-k '
I'ln 11 Indeed, vv i'l I in . r ih - p.'
"We all know." .1,, m.- !.
"that Col. Hcssemer : ' ds to lo- n
tali'Ml as a gallant s,,',p. - that ,,f .1
adroit strategist . I ,. he w . 1
fain betray the hi art. ,wnci irt" 1
confession of the striueth or w.-i'
ness of its forces: Inn mct' iid.s t
would be wiser for tin besic -, u 1,
permit the asBaihin' fn determine f"i"
liililclf what weapons to u-c "
"Ah," said Hcssemer. half leOciU.
half qiicstioningly. "if I could nn'v
be sure 11 certain rel" 1 wen ii" b 1.
bored within the wall "f that h-art.
1 might be more encouraged 10 in ik'
"And is a loyal soldier of Ids inal
cstv the king to be daunted by a
rebel?" Jane asked. "1'ic! 1 would
not have thought II."
The Kngllshman's face darkened.
"No, on mv soul, is he not," he cried,
"nor by ten thousand rebels 1 ai -cept
your ehallenpc, madam. Tho
time is not far distant when I h tm
to prove myself a match for that,
rebel. Meanwhile it behooves me to
select one of yum r forest's stout
trees for st ringing up another iebc