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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS: THURSDAY. MARCH 2! 1901,
jow 111 my keeping. l!,v daybreak, I
jrnsf, wp shall lie rid of lilm and leave
dangling body us m warning Id
fibers of liis ilk."
The brightness died out of the girl's
Inro. "You cnnnol mean Hint you
rill Iinncr Hint poor old gentleman
)vho Is now n captive In our garret'.'
t sinv him wIhmi they brought lilm to
)he house this nflornoon, and I
Jhotiflit his face mnsl swoot nnd
niblo. while I have over hoard him
'jpnken of us brave."
"vi bravo enough; lint 'poor old
01 tlenum' scarce tits so blnody
handcl n wretch. I htivo not forgot
Hint throe of our allies worV strung
lip by his ,otiiinnii(l four weeks airo,
i id. lv tny faith, their death shall
be ii m nged."
lie w 11 never do ir he possess any.
1 i ii -, however, you do not menu
t ' '-' him. It was litil n ruse, was
it n ' to induce li i hi to speak- a
inert i..t of piny;"
" I'H ol play, madam, which will
cost, (apt Worlhinglou his nook, lie
5s a troublesome fellow whom I
..nvo long wished to be rid of; a pesti
ferous gadfly, ever buzzing atoiind
and nininv.ing our li k llesldes,
lie is ii cold-bl. i. mIimI niiirilcier, well
deserving of bis fate. .uy. lie sluill
lhantr by the .side of his fellow -knave,
nnd soon, at lliiil."
"Oh, yon caunol mean It." .Tnne
cried. "Surely, surely you are only
saylnt, it to to appall me."
"And is your interest, then, bo
preat in this rein i '"
""My interest u ureal in anyone
who i.( 1he siilui.i .if in juslicc. It
is onouj.Ii thai vou should' hang that
)ioor olfl i; ntleiDui ui, to-day Imd
the misfoni lifetime your pris
oner, b.il dial mmi should contem
plate li:iu intr a mini whom you
hevo sent out vour senilis, your spies,
'to hound down, and who has not,
jpvpn an incriminating paper upon
Ms pt r on. that is passing all
bounds' I cannot believe that
Ihe l.iii" wouM approve of having his
f," ' ''i"' I'.v such acts." She
Kpo. v i'i fervor, carried beyond the
pnu ,.f di-i retion.
fiali with most surprising
tml r in i-Iikii." lirssemcr remarked,
1 ' iek v it h passion, "but
rr' . . aih 's,. you that, his mnj
t t-y th- king wi-rv leaves such ninf
"rc to the judgment oT his trusted
rlffr. veil understanding that an
I t s, 'i,. iliuc: ftll. must be dealt with
In a n , nner belilting the method of
I s w i, fare."
"I n ri.piiluiis foe as roi may term
tin ii," .l.i answereil. " bave vet
to b.Tn when t'
have over trcali
oner r.f w.ir in -The
Were not. .1- yo :
iliers. They w ei-,.
lespi rad jo., w ea ,
i?nrm s a c loci i
i' iiierieen forces
: e l.i.tiora'ile pris
I 'Mil they lmnij
vt ' I 1, now. real sol
icit outlnwF, lvrntal
ing I'm king's uni
"I fear cli ar I nl
Which you have for
the enemies of
your king b is somewhat dimmed the
elenrness of vour judgment. How
ever, I feel 11, at T owe tin-self most
fovorn centre foi (lie cruel wound
which T have so unintentionally In
flict oil upon you. I In (1 I .sooner real
ised bow deeply yon are in love willi
this young Wort liinyton. T should
liave taken paiim to hae kept from
jron t'ic punishment which r feel it
;iy duty to mete out to him."
"Is a woman's heart mwer to bu
Jwaycd nc Uv loveV" .lane asked.
Kan she ueiei- jiloiul lor jiisi iee with
out liaiiiy her moiiMts impugned?
If I l.tle sj, ,,en in behalf rif 'a)t.
Uorti. melon, if 1 have besoit.lit you
Jiot to put into execution your cruel
threat, 1 am impelled by motives of
'Js tins true, .lane'.1" I'.esseiner
'fried eagerly, "is it so that you do
lot love him? Do you pledge mo
'four hontr on it?"
Jane drew back "1'ledpe you my
honor' V. if my simple word lie
not f'iiih, win re would I find Ilia
In no .1 pledge y
He n r. lorn i u i t rapt lire and
lincM'i in ty, searilnd Jfr lace with
Jealo".; c.vts. s.,,e!v, (h.m-c too fair
fa- to li aiifht h it li.uie,. "Ah,
Hiy i it n iiil -1 1 tn in-il Jane," ho
aid, yin lath 1. now the weight
oi r .i rdf. have ,f,e,l from uiv
hrrr 1 This one relic! have I foil roil
I hi't in tie cause to dread than all
lln rtlnl in al' the iiniiief on tins
U ntni' iit coinhincd."
I 1 I'll Ui.it e;l-i'iis j our severity
If ' lii. 1 can vt understand thai
' n, fi.t lii' in lined io deal liarsh
l.v li a peron on" feared; but
nn this poor Won In iijt on is so
h ii li'y pl'tci d that to Jour him would
Ii I -lit 'e vouisclf, surely mercv
I v "
' .i n 'Jul llcsM'iner refjard hfr.sus
pi i ly. "Sn artful plea," he oil
s' i' I am not so Mire that this
r 1 I 'it slill to b" feared; though,
C' i 11 hii the .safeguard of your
lo-,i J would four mithino: earthly. I
wo ! dwell loo near Heaven for
II nt f tune, Jane, you who can lie so
tenth rly eon -iderate of ol hers, sure
ly will not keep me longer in sus-pi-n
c 1 ell me thai you w ill an-t-w
r '--' to I he request I made this
Dear colon d," replieil Jane, "the
tn, in T p tarry must be humane an
well a- br.ive Vour bravery, none
questions; your liiiinunily, it rcinailis
for you to prove."
"Mi, minium." ho returned, "it, n
Well I.nowii that happiness is the
(,'rcat projiagalor of virlue. (irant
ine tlic happiness I seek, and vou
will hud that my humanity will blos
som in its .siiii&liinc. To clinch the.
argument, give me ihU liaiid and
Hint young ihol shall not die at to
morrow's sunrise." Ho took her hand
us he spoke and preshoil il to his
lioarl, but Jane withdrew it quickly.
"Surely," she observed coldly, "Col.
Jiesbcmer needs no bribe to spur him
to an act. of justice, and if lie did, he
will remember that virtue h its own
"Ml, but virtue is not the reward
I seek," lie retorted tlippantly, while
Ms brow contracted with irritation,
"unless, indeed, dear lady, you tlplfy
yourself as virtue. Hut a truce, to
fencing; lot us to the question, in
it u bargain, or is it not? Is thin
young man to lie reprieved through
your sweet olllces, or is ho to hang
lane turned upon lilm angrily,
"And do you suppose, sir," she do.
iniinded, "that I would give myself
to a man so cruel as even lo think
pf oifcriiiif such u bargain? Ncvjir,
If I marry you, It. must be for what
you are, not for what you offer.
Hill," she added more, adroitly, "I re
ly upon Col. lJcHseincr'rt mercy."
"Hut they were marauders, who
plundered dwellings and murdered
women nnd children. At least, no r
hnvu heard. It will not bring baek
their lives lo take another life, mid
J-uroly It. wore better to )t. merciful
nnd teach these despis-cd rebels the
justice and moderation of their op
pononU than to sot. them nn ev
auiplo of cruelty and v engef ultiess."
She had scited herself upon a hoard
peat, between two trees and win re
garding him earnestly, liessomer
leuncd against a peach-tree close, bo
side her and gazed down at her. "A
most able attorney, fair lady, do you
prove yourself in pleading Ihe cause
of the enemies of your king; and
yet, when I look into your face and
note the roMunbliinee you bear your
loyal brother, it Is past credence that
you can indeed be at heart the rebel
you choose to-niglil to pose. -a,,
1 know you are but bhaiiiniing. The
loyil Ijlward's sister and your loyal
father's daughter cannot but. bo
wholly loyal. Do you know that I
love your brother Kdwnrd trebly
niiec for himself and twice for his
likeness to you? When he rides by
inv side. I oan nliuos! delude myself
into the belief that il is you I have
with me. All, June, if yon could but
know what a sued comfort it is to
have upon long inarches and hot pur
suit, of living enemies; but what's
During their si roll they had en
tered the orchard, whose rear ended
in the woodland. liessoiner bad
caused lanterns to bo strung for
some di'-lanco in this orchard, and
many lovers- had (alien advantage of
its picturesque paths to Milliliter
through its niaes. but none of them
bad wandered quite as far as their
host and hoslcss. Indeed, the two
were at the end of the fringe of,
llnlli ho and .lane turned their
faces towards the shadows. The
sounds onme closer; the tramp of
hordes' foot, the clanking of spurs,
the crackling of twigs, and smothered,
talk. At length there emerged Into
the rim of litrht the lanterns cast a
Kmnll party of men. Two were on
horseback', each leading a. second
hoi-M- lli.il was riderless, liehind'
Iheui. walking, came two other men
with a third between them, evi-
h-nfly a prionor. His dark srnrlr
showed in sombre contrast beside the
red coats of (he l!'-itisli soldiers who
held him. As they en me closer and
lane caut;ht, sight of the captive's
face she irave. a cry of recognition.
"llodfrey Worlhington!" she
run jij:a. '
The prisoner heard her eclania-'
(ion. His quick glance took in hor.
figure and that of her escort. A
scowl settled upon his handsome.'
brow and his lips set in a firm line of
finger. As they advanced, he drew,
himself up between his captors -i till
made a stately but freezing ,lboisnnoe,
lo the lady. i
"What is Hie meaning of this dis-lurban-o?"
Kessenier demanded of'
the sergeant in charge of the sol
"This is the rebel, sir." the man,'
answered, saluting, "upon whose trail
vou sent us. Wo captured him some
mill's back ami wore bringing him
into camp, but when we reached the
gate yonder he broke away from Us."
"Well," liessomer inquired sharply,'
"what did vou find on him? Anv-'
"1 searched him as soon as we eap
luicd him," the sergeant an.-.wcrcd,
'but could find no papers." (
IJossemer tapped his foot upon the
ground and studied a moment. "Doubt-1
less," bo said at lint, "he carries his
dispatches in his head instead of in
writing. Von come from ficn. (iatc-.'
I believe?" lie turned to the pribon
'r. "Indeed?" the other responded,!
with an interrogatory inflection. j
"Hearing messages to Col. Sum
Hi sscmei-'s black eyes flashed nn-,
;ii'v. "o insolence, sir. f reeog-'
Itiie vou now. Cnles mistake
ri ul ly. you are one of those arch
conspirators who last month hung
tin co of Ids majesty's most loyal
servants. 'hc lender of your hand
is in my hnnd. a prisoner, lie hangs
lut sunrise Vou ham.' with him. save
nn one condition only that you re
veal within the hour the contents of
those dispatches, be tl.ey written or
verbal, which vou wore conveying
from l. en. (into to Col. Sumter. On
those terms alone will I spare your
life; indeed. Il is a piece of clemency,
in which 1 am scarce warranted."
"Col, llessenier's reputation for
mercy is world renowned. His 'quar
ter' bath become n household word.1
Of like fame are ihe honorable term
he over oilers thus., who have that
which he would wish to purchase,
'Tis strange so few honest men take'
advantage of such magnanimity."
The mocking bow matched the
mocking words. I'.osi.euier's fury
came near choking hiiu. Jane half
started forward, as though she
Would save the reckless American
from his own mad folly then
"ICttoiigh. Sargeant, take him to
Ihe house by the back way. Have
him securely locked in unit" upper
room and well guarded until I can
find time to deal with him. Dear
l.uly,"' he added, tin ning lo .lane with
softened tone, as the soldiers obeyed
his orders, "I most humbly crave
your pardon for this unseemly in
tcrruptinu. Lot us dismiss il from
our minds and take ufi our discourse
whore II was so rudely broken."
"Nay," Jane answered In a low
tone, her face pale, her eyes trou
bled, "first tell nie that you did not
moan your threat to hang ('apt.
Worthlnglon if he docs not give you
the information you desire, a thing
"I would, sweet pleader," ho ob
served, "that it wore possible I could
reconcile it with my duty to do us
you wish; lint, alas.'l feci that loyal
ty to my king will not admit ol it.
11 in u matter of gralilicallon to me,
however, that, while your womanly
compassion may be wounded, your
deeper emotions will not be lacerated
when the rising of to-morrow's sun
kccs the hutliiiy: of poling Worthiuy-
Ilia piercing eyes wore upon hor
face, and Jane fell, her composure,
giving way lienenih I hem, for at
length she perceived that lie was in
"At sunrise?" she repeated in a
choking voice, while her ml ml quick
ly calculated the shorlness of the.
time. Ah, If she could but, got, a re
prieve until to-morrow night, much
inlirlit bo accoinplishcd during the in
tervening day. "Methinks, colonel,
you choose a liiosl Inappropriate
hour for so dark a deed. The lihiek
er hues of midnight would better
match the color of tint act."
"A most wise suggest ion, dear
lady," I'.esscnier responded. "What
say you to this midnight?" lie drew
fori it his wnlc'a. 1 1 showed some
minutes past l" "Or. since that Is
impossible, the approaching hour of
one? 'Tis done. I shall sc(. to It."
"No, no," she cried passionately;
"surely, surely, Col. liessoiuer, you
will not penult m,v thoughtless words
to shorten the life of a helpless be
ing. Do not, oh. I beseech yon by all
you hold iiacrcd, do not deprive him
of tltose few remaining hours of
"The hour, madam," llessemer
answered, his relentless eyes holding
hers, "is set for one."
( II M' l'l'.!! ,
tiii: i n ma
Jane was frantic. I.oss Ihan an
hour! Whnl could she do?
She ami liessomer had been an un
pardonable length of lime away from
their guost.s, and Ihe major porlion
of lliem were only awaiting their ap
pearance to niiike adieus. Many
precious minutes were wasted in
listening In gonubve- anil Ihe usual
compliments upon the cvonLig. At
length, however, she shook herself
free mid turned in search of hor
In other. She found him draping
Mistress IVggy Winston's shawl about
hor shoulders and Iving her hood be
neath her i hin preparatory to de
departtiie. Willi a hurried word of
apology, she drew him aside and ac
quainted him with (iodfrey's impend
"Oh IMward," she Tried, "cannot
you do something b gain him at least
n reprieve V"
Her brother's biovv contracted, and
ho gazed at her s:v.picio,iy. "Niy,
nor would if 1 could," lie a uswon-d
harshly, "lie well deserves his fate.
Vou little know what a menace ho
and his band of outlaws li.ne I n to
us this season. I, ft him Like his
medicine, "l is such a dose as he would
pill down the throat-, ol others."
Willi oillicully Jane '-est rained her
self from wringing her hand. More
guests were leaving. In fact, the
party was breaking up. Let lliemgo;
oh, let them go, that she might seek
her room ami think. IMward had
ordered his horse and ridden away
as an escort for the Winston car
riage lest some hold rebels should at
tempt to kidnap the ladies, forsooih.
There was no one Jane coitld turn
lo. Her stepmother was (Iodfrey's
enemy: her father was helpless. .No,
there was no one. unle.-.-, indeed, it
might bo she could use Aunt liaehel
or (iabriel. liolli had been house
servants for hor Aunt Susannah and
had known Godfrey from his baby
hood; both would almost, lay down
their lives for him. She hur
riedly sought Aunt Kachol's quarters,
After a consultation with the
negrcss, she How to her stepmother's
loom. "Mnmniii." she cried, bursting
in upon that lady as she sat before
her toilet-table, the maid brushing
the powder from her thinning locks,
"do you know that (iodlrey Worth
inglou is a prisoner in our garret and
that li" is to be hung before the break
Mrs. HUery. not a little siartled by
this sudd'ii interruption, gaed at
her stepdaachler with eves al once
annoyed and pit v intr.
"cs, yes. child," she nui-vvoi ed. "1
knew he was here, and I had beard
S.oine whisper that such a fate awaited
him; but, after all, much as I deplore
it, especially that il should happen
on these promises, yet, if half the
bandit acts with which he is accred
ited arc true, 'tis no more than ho
"I'.iil ho should uot be starved as
veil as bung." Jane proclaimed ve
lemvntly. "How often have I heard
you boast that no one In your house
t ver went hungry yet that poor old
gent Ionian who wa brought hero this
afternoon has not iiad one bile lo cat
since his arrival, nor has dodfrcy. f
they must meei so bitter an end,
should Ihey i,,,t Mv0 food to sustain
them in facing it with fortitude?"
"Assiireol.v ," Mrs. Ulery answered
fromptly hi r hospitable instinct
a roused, shrewd Jane had known
they woiiht he. "1 will order il now."
half rii jug from her chair.
"Nay l!i-s you must have per
mission from ( ol. liessomer," Jane in
terposed, "else the sentries will let
nothing pa.s them. Will you nol ask
the colonel lo grant this request
Sec, 1 have pen nnd paper ready for
you. There is no lime to be lost, else
the colonel may have n tired, and you
would nol wish to disturb hi.- rest."
.Mrs. i:i!erv. warm-Uutirteil, if of
irritahle temper, ami at the same
time, fortunately a woman of no
great cleverness and less iiiiayinalion,
fell into tlie trap and unsuspectingly
wrote the uuto which Jane adroitly
"Now, (iabriel," whispered Jane,
when the coveted order had been se
cured, "for heaven's sake, make no
mistake. This to the scinry, and that
to .Master Godfrey and General
rieree." While Jane was inton ievving
her stepmother and sending the note
to Col. llesseuier, liaelnd had boon
preparing the viands, which Gabriel
now bore up the back stairway on u
huge tray pulsed triumphantly upon
Jane hurried to her brot lier's apart
ment. It was uot in the disorder that
most inen'h rooms would bo, for IM
ward was as neat an a girl. In truth,
ho wa,i girlish In ninny things; in bis
delicate feature and small hands and
tcelj in his lisping voice and mincing
walk and graceful ways.
Much of a fop, also, was lieutenant
laiery, and he had brought over with
him from Hngland full half u dn.en
worn uniforms than he needed. There
had crossed with him from London
u brother olhccr who was qi.iio a.
; foppisli as he and had Lroiifhl vvnh
I him likewise a surplus of appari ,
He had Induced Kdward to store his
extra suits along with his own nnd,
being a much larger man limn Kd
wnrd, it was from his wardrobe that
.lane wus pilfering.
The Ellory garret, was divided info
two rooms vvilh a piiatjc-wny be
tween into which Ihe slairs RSoended.
Tim passage-way had a large window
which looked net Into the night. A
sentry paced before the closed door
of one of Ihe rooms. Within were
1 he two prisoners, each with Ids arms
Gabriel presented Col. Jtevseiner'ft
order Willi n flourish to the sentry,
"An' here am some ' reshiuoiitH what,
my missus sent you, still," lifting
carefully from his tray a plate of
cake and a decanter of wine and
i oiling them down oil the window
The sentry was thirsty; the cake
looked delicious; the wine was more
Ihan templing. He throw open the
door for the negro to enl or. "Leave
the door open." hf commanded.
"Ya. sah; suiihly. sah," Gabriel
answered, a he crossed the threshold
with his trav and set it down upon u
"Why, hollo, Cube." Worlhington
called out; "i-, it ,voit?"
"Dat'it what it am. Massa Godfrey.
Surras, inassa; sarvas, niassa Giueral.
Iloah am some 'f reshnionts what
missus sotil you wid her accomplish
tnenls; bill lawny me, how is you all
goin' lo eat wid vou all's hands tied?
Mistah licileoai. Mill, they suiili will
have to have doy all's hands untied.
Hey kili'l eat dis win."
Tin; vntrv h-nl already taken two
big swallows of the wine, and he could
scarcely wall to pour himself another
goblet before he took the third, fas
cinating stiitV; never had he tasted
anything so enlieinj-.
Gabriel went to ihe door and gazed
at, him vvilh beseeching eyes. Mistah
Sentry, sah, kln't I jos' )ooen day
ah'll ban's a leelle so dey kin cat?"
I'lobably If the wine had not al
ready gone to the sentry's head, lie
would nol have consented, bin as it
was he nodded acquiescence while he
took another swallow.
Gabriel, having deftly loosened the
ropes which bound lliein. placed the
tray on Ihe chest which held the
candle .and politely invited the pris
oners to partake. This done, he
walked again lo the door, the long
while cloth which had been doubled
over the fray in his hands.
He stood with his eyes fixed in ap
parently dreamy carelessness upon
The opportune moment had ar
rived. The sentry stooped lo pour
himclf more wine. Gliding softly
behind him, the black skilfully threw
the cloth over his head am! face .and
drew the ends laut in the baek. The
soldier, taken by surprise, would
have hurled himself upon his assail
ant, but the latter was too quick for
him, anil had him upon the Hour be
fore liis brain, benumbed by the
drugged liquor, could appreciate just
what had happened.
Worlhington look i.n the situation
instantly and sprang to Gabriel's aid,
while the general followed with the
rope which had bound them. Together
they tied the captive's -hands ami
feet, and cautiously removing the
cloth from his head gagged him.
Gabriel Hung open the door of the
"In here, inassa. in here." he
whispered. And in they put him.
"Why did you do this Gabe?"
"A'ort hingtoii asked in a low tone,
when this much had been aecomulish
ed. "II is useless. We can't possibly
escape. There are sentries posted in
the hall below and all around tho
".Nevah ym mine, mnssn. Missy
Jane hub a way."
Godfrey thrilled at the name. Jane.
Was it possble she had interested
"Was it -Miss Jane who sent us the
food?" he asked, "1 supposed it was
"Wal, you see, iiias.a, it wall missy
what pahsiiiided missus info sciidin'
it, an' I reckon it wah Miss .lane what
got Kunnel Jies.ieiuiih lo sign do
palnnlt, kase we all know huah kin
jos' t vv is him Voun' huah liugnli like
dis." He cleverly imitated the twisl
ing process. The light died out of
"An' il wah Miss Jane too." the
darky went on. "what got Vint Ikiche
to put dat trui'L of Aunt ii.iche's old
iniiiutny's in do wine."
(iodlrey now understood what had
inspired .lane to make I his attempt;
for it was an lii lory tradition how
Aunt L'aeliel's mother- a Voodoo
woman had once tavod her mis
liess'.s fainilv from an Indian massa
cre by placing a jug of drugged
bratul.v within templing reach of the
invading savages. They fell upon the
brandy before ihey fell upon the in
mates of Ihe house, and by the lime
the beverage had been consumed thev
wen; l.ving inert masses upon the
While il was clever ill Jiinc to re
sold in il now. Godfrey deprecated
her aclion. for it was likelv lo bring
trouble and cposiiio lo her without
aid to lilm. II. iwc or. he reflected
ralher bitierl.v. her induction vvilh
I'.essonier would enable her to escape
punishment oven should her plot bo
There was arilation ill the groat
oak tree whose branches shaded the
garret windows. The three men
started at the rustling sound: the
whites with npprehon don, the blaok
v. ith a knowing look.
Through 1 lie entry window was
thrusf a long stick vvitii a crook on
the etui. To this crook was tied a
bundle. The slick swayed nervously
us though it wore held by hand:!
scarce strong enough to support it.
Gabriel dashed to the window, seized,
it, and laid the bundle I riuiiiphunt ly
at Godfrey's feet.
"'I'hah ym Is. ifiassa; I hah you is.
Missy Jane said her'd do it, an' her
hab. Dis am a llrilisher iiuifoahm.
All you'd got to do am to put it on
mighty quick an' walk- down dent
stepi big as life wid dis ohdah in you
han'. See, I took him from do red
coat jos like missy tide me lo," He
held up Hesseiuer's order admitting
him vvitii the refreshment. "Dein
i redcoats ain't goin to read It. Dey
I jos' see Ivunnol Hossetnah's name
'fuelled to il, an' dnt'n enough. Hey'll
link vou's a Itrilish oflisah, siiah, an'
when .ton gils to de entc ah ,ou s got
j lo do am to iiay.de puss-wuhd, tvliat'
am 'Solitude' Missy Jane liuahcd
Mnssn lidvvahd say it ovnli to u
gcn'innn to-nlghf to make huiiIi he
had It, right."'
Godfrey turn paying slight heed to
the. darkey. Ho was rending the note
June had (iff ached to the uniform, in
which she urged lltisfe.
Without n word of ovplanntlon or
apology, he began In the most high
handed manner to dives!. Gen. I'icrci)
of his coat and thrust the. ilrilish hat
nnd coat upon hltn.
"Tim breeches will do," lie said;,
"they will not bo noticed in the dim
light, nnd wllh 1'essenier's order In
your hand you nre likely to be passed
without, too much Inspection. At any
rate, there is no time to change."
lie pushed the general towards the
head of Ihe stairs, and the old man,
utterly bewildered, was passive in
his grasp. Then suddenly rousing
himself, he threw off tho compelling
hands and faced the younger man in
"Why, why. boy, you fool, you, do
you think I'm ,'oing to escape in
clothes provided for you?"
"Gem nil, listen to mo. Vou know
that, I am lallor than any man in
llessenier's troop. If 1 attempt !o
go, I shall be stopped, ami il. wilt not,
only mean denlh for bolh of us, bill
compromise for .Miss HI lory and
possibly dealh for Gabriel here as
well. If you male the attempt, yon
have every prospect of success and
can then gather some of our bravi
fellows to come here and rescue me
before sunrise, the hour which we
were told I'esf.euier had fixed for our
As he finished speaking Worlhing
ton stopped back info the room they
had formerly occupied, and closing
the door, drew n heavy chest across
il. thus elTeclually shut ling I'ierce
The old man perceived vvilh rising
cliolcr tin; ruse Ihe , uunger had em
ployed. J!y imprisoning himself Ihus
in tlie room lie cut off the other's
arguments and made it imperative
for him to go or for both to be left
(o their fate.
Gabriel, liking tlie change of plan
li o boiler than the genera 1, never
theless hurried hiiu forward. "If
Massa Godfrey won't go. an' you is,
you bettali hurry, sah. Dar ain't no
time, to stall' ngitatiu' hcah no
longah. Wo ah'll be caught 'n strung
Still reluctant, the old man de
scended the stairs.
"Massa Godfrey," Galmel called
cautiously through the keyhole, "he
am done gone. Good-hy, young
mnssj. Gawd bless you, sah." The
darky's voice was a soli.
Godfrey opened the door and issued
forth. "Good-by, old boy," ho said,
"good-by." The white and tin
black hands eJaspod, and the negro,
the tears rolling down his cheeks,
stumbled blindly towards the slairs.
Godfrey turned back into the room
and. seating himself upon the chest
beside the diminishing caudle,
avvailed the coining of the ueath
guard. Little did ho surmise lhat all
this time Jane, bad been in the tree
outside, the entry window, whore she
could see what wont on, and while
she could not hear what, was said,
for the tones were too low and her
distance too creat, she could not fail
to understand the moaning of the
Was there no way left to s-nve him?
Could she think of no oilier plan?
Why was he given a brain at all if
it would not serve her in such o
treinity? Suppose that to-morrow,'
that an hour hence, when loo late,
some plan would come to her by
which she, luighf bave saved him? She
could not bear il ! She raised her
eyes t.n the jewelled sky. "Oh God,"
she prayed, "take away from mo all
power for future thinking, but con-'
centrato in me now, lor this one in
stant, the power lo think to some'
As though in answer to her prayer
a thought did come to her. Working
her way down caulioiisly from the
topmost branches where she hud
clung lo the wider limbs below,
whose leaves pla.ved within her open
window, she waited until the sentry
beneath had gone to the other end
of his beat, and then swung herself
to her window-ledge.
It was an old, old trick, one she
had played doz.eus of times in her
childhood and girlhood. Often she
and l.dvvnrd had gone through thai
performance when they weie chil
dren, and one or the other of them'
was 1 lira roc ra led in the giuvet for
some misdeniea nor.
Tin; noose was ready to fit Worth
ingtou's neck when the tiguie in the
u n i form of a British lieutenant, with
a military cloak slung across its
shoulders, rushed upon the scene.
"Captain, jou are to join Col. liesse
nier at once near the old stone wall
back of the meadow. He fears an
attack from the American, and every,
man i.i needed at, his post . Do not
delay a second."
"lint, Lieut. Lllery, what about this
fellow? We are lo hang him."
"Leave him to me. I will at lend to1
"Hut shall I not leave some of my'
men wifli you, sir? He might prows
The lieutenant drew Ids slim figure
up to its full height, while info Ills
lisping tones, heretofore somewhat
breathless, he threw haughty Imperi
otisnoKs, "What, has the lirilish
army fallen to low thai a llritish
lieiilennnt is not u match for one
poor rebel prisoner with his hands
bound? 'lis a &nd state of nlfairs. I
advise jou uot to stand quibbling
here, captain, when your colonel
Thecaptaln looked troubled. Though
nominally superior in rank, ho knew
that young Hllcry's position, as Hesse
mei'.s favorite, was far superior to
Ids own, He had no wish to offend
the nontenant, much less to disobey
orders the colonel might have sent by
him, but tlie proceedings were most
"if 1 leave the prisoner in your
bands, sir, you will lie personally
responsible tor him?"
"Certainly," the other answered
Still reluctant, the captain gave the
command and inarched his men oft'
through the vviinJ. In the direction
the lieutenant had indicated,
TO lii COVl'lNl ! D I
MAKING WAX F0KMS
SHOW FIGURES FOR SHOPKEEPERS
ARE COSTLY AFFAIRS.
The U'hj- llm llrnil .Art Mnlilrd,
Ilrrnne.l mill l'lnl-lioil 'I'lio llinitl
mill Keel, us ii Itiile, Arr .ttnile of
t'nfilcr .Miirlir In linHullioi ir Wax,
"Wax forms, or dummies," said the
denier, "have iron feet. Why have,
they Iron feet? To weight them down,
so that they will stand o.ieot."
He stood in his workshop, n room an
bis us a concert hall. All around hhn
helpers were milking logs, heads, liatuls
IrunkH, feet. L'loodtt of clear light 1'rotn
tho ginned roof fell upon heaps of
limbs, upon rows of bonds, uikiii mounds
of bodies. The place bnii a. ghastly
look. It resembled the scene of a mas.
"Tin; art of making show Ugtires,"
said Ihe dealer, "bus Improved." He
took up in liis hand the IioihIoI' nyoung
girl. The rod Hps Mtniled, revealing
while teeth; the hro.vn half curled
gracefully; the eyes were bright; there
was a dimple in the cheek.
"A head like ihls," he said, "is worth
S1.1. Heads range In price from $7 to
$."0. They are miulo, f wax; they ure
hollow; the eyes are of glass, nnd tho
hair is human hair. I'll tell you how
they are ininle.
"Wax -a great quantity of II Is boil
ed in u. big I -i tile until It has the cori
HiHteuey of waler. It is then poured
Into a row of hollow molds, the molds
of heads, that lanil uwaitlni II. The
molds are hung up and shaken about.
This process causes the wax lo cool
and to adhere In a crust to the mold's
inside. The agitation Is kept up until
the crust of wax h:is reached the thick
ness that the operator requires, where
upon the hot wax, the surplus, Is ur
ed biuk Inlo the kettle. About tho
mold, which Is made in two halves, a
jacket Is placed, and the contrivance Is
ntt a way to dry.
"When tlie dr.v lug is complete the
mold Is taken off. nnd a man goes over
ihe wax head willi a sharp instrument,
clearing out the noHtills and ears and
smoothing away tin; lines created here
Hint there by the juuetion of the muld's
halves, lie also inserts, willi a deft
movement, glass eyes In the empty eye
"Now the head passes to a girl, n
girl with a strange sort of medio, the
l'V i of which is open, or split, at the
lop. T.'.e girl llrst puts on the eye
lirovrs. .SI'-, tluoads tic needle with a
lialr, runs it through tlie wax and,
withdrawing it, leaves the hair behind,
or the needle's eye, Unit is open at the
lop, makes 1t Inevitable for ihe hair
,o stay where It is put. The girl works
with great rapidity. In a few minutes
the has the IkiiiI adorned with n pair
jf long anil shaggy eyebrows.
"Next, she puts on the hair. Tor this
ivork the uses the samu sort of needle,
he hair lieing in every ease hiiuuin.
for 'the cheaper heads, however, it is
Jhinesse hail, a human, but very luster
less, coflwi variety. Beside her stands
i tiny spirit lamp. This she applies to
ilie wni when it becomes so hard that
Hi ueedlo won't jeuetrn1e it easily. As
loon us she finishes one head she passes
on to another, while the head she laid
lown Ir taken up by a iimu.
"ThU man cleans It llrst with kero
leue. Then lie paints it nil over a
lea.-jant jind lnvlrins flesh mlor. He
.ints the cheeks, the ears and the nos
Irih with carmine, and he paints the
lips with rouge. A girl, a professional
.alrdrossor, now takes tin; head in
iaud, curls the luilr and dresses It
liistilonably and applies a coat of
french puwdic to the face. The bead
s now finished.
"Hands and feet are made, as a rule,
if papier mat-he, enameled and painted
li flesh color, so that they look like the
liest wax. Hands, feel, bodies, legs
tud arms are made In hollow molds."
The dealer led Hip way to the back
f the r hop.
"Here," he said, "ate some men mati
ng forms of papier macho now. Watch
The workmen hud molds of various
lines and shapes before them one the
mold of a baud, another that of a foot,
I third that of a whole tieure from the
leek down to the tinkles.
These molds worn in halves. Tho pn
jicr maclie that was to till them looked
in its dry state like blotting paper.
IVet it resembled gray pulp. With I Ids
ray pulp the workmen lined the
Holds' Interiors well, .seoins; to it that
ivory eriitiny and nook got its thick
.liiln When the wolds wore tided
tome were in numerous pieces- -they
ivere Joined together, covered with
Jieir jackets and put away to dry.
Th" artists cannot protect, cauuot
.opyritfbt, their work in any way,
llcneo they nre constantly being preyed
ipou by Imitators and thieves. A deal
tr, for Instance, will order an original
lend of a woman from a noted maker
if show figures. He will lurii out a
tiHiteriiiece. The dealer will make a
Hold of It and sell duplicates of the
There were in tho past onlj throe or
lour makers of show forms In A merl
in. Now there are over 'J00. The aver
lifo vrorkmiiu at this business makes
iroui tL'O to ?. a week. The artist of
rcat ability makou from .?!() to $00.
fhow forms of the best sort are worth
lUXl and more apiece. They are ranted
ty their owners to shopkeepers nioro
Ifton than they are sold outright, the
Hvanlage of this method belni; that
ho .shopkeeper throush it Is able to
Ihalnte his show forms nfteu.-l'hlht-lelpliln
AS GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE.
fouie ii ( U Oilil Ilrnsonit That Arc
Aftilwucil In I'dlllon.
"Tho Chicago aniui who recently up
plied ,for u divorce and gavo as ono ol
the grounds at least the fact that he
could not stiind"the Jokes of Ids wife's
female friends' directs attention ngalii
to some of Unbuild facts In connection
with tho American divorce system,"
rejnarked a popular ouus lawyer yes
terday, "anil really some of the ren
nous assigned as ground for divot ce
uro odd In tlui extreme.
"JYvsous who are eiigapod In tight
Ing Ihe 'divorce evil,' nn thoy call It,
could spend tlie time no more profitti'
bly Hum by liiquirliiK into the methoil
I In which the legal grounds for divorce
, have boondnlorpreted by the courts ol
I tho country. 1 was looking over a re
llsh writer .and'-waa iimichamUHRtlfnl
Rome of tlio tillegirflons Ftt forth lu
dlvorcn pntltlotw, Jleully dt Js n mix.
turo of tho uomle and tragic. A hus
band .accused his Wlfo'M ulster of theft
nnd the injury to tho.vlfo'H feelings Is
made ground for divorce. 'iJuringioui
whole married life sysiuiothcr, !mj
husband Jms jiuver once oCfprccr to
tnfco me out riding. This bas'boen n
Botirco.of great mental etifforlnifand
Injury.' The husband whoso -vvlfo enn
plained Jti another pntltioti that Lo'dio
not wash ldiasolf, 'thereby .infllctlna
on plaintiff great mental anguish,'
mtistlmvij been a disciple of tho Clilcn
go physician who recently dejchired
against tho bath.
"The complaint In another petition,
filed by the wife, was. that tho husband
quoteH verses from tho New Testa
ment about wlvca obeying tbelr bus
bnnilH. 1 le Iiiih even 'threatened to moidi
the plaintiff nnd has drawn back liii
hand to do It.' Still another wife, no.
cording to tho. author quoted, nJIqged
in hor petition UiaMier-hushantVdld no(
come. homo till 30 ifolockiatviilsbt. 'ami
when ho 1oen como home lie hecpt
plaintiff iiwnke talking.' It ia nls,
charged that 'ho keep a tmloon.-whleB
sorely grieve tnlnd of plaintiff.'' Tho,s
are only n few of tlie casus which
mlcdit he mentioned to show the liberal
manner in which the courts of the coun
try Oral wllh the question of 'mental
anguish' or 'mental cruelty.'" Jalve.
AN AFRICAN ADVENTURE.
I'nti! tin rimlltu'i Tlrst Krirouiitri
V Itli ii .lloiiNtcr f;orlllu.
In his "Kxplornttons and Adventure!
In Equatorial Africa" J'kuI du ChriTit;
tells of his llrst encounter with a go
rilla. "We saw an immense one coinlnt
straight toward us out of the woods. '
he wrole. "As he onmo he gave vein
to terrible howls of rage, as much ai
to say, 'I am tired of being pursued
and will face you.'
"II was a lone male, the kind whirl
Is always the most ferocious. This fol
low made Hip woods resound with bll
roar, whi'h Is an awful sound, resem
bling the muttering of distant thunder
He was about twenty yards off wiiet
we llr-jt saw him. 1 was about to tak
aim and bring bin, down where hi
stiwd when my most trusted man. Ma
laoneii, stopped nie, saying in a wills
per. 'Not. time yet.'
"We stood in silence, gun In hand
The unrllhi looked at us tor a uuntiti
or so. then boat bis breast with hit
gigantic arms and what arms he tuid
then gavo another howl of defiance an(
advanced upon us. How Iwrriblu In
" 'Not yet.' whispered Maiaonen.
"Again tiio gorilla made an advance
upon us. Now he was not twelve yard
off. His face was distorted with raife.
His huge teeth were ground .igalnsl
each other .so that we could hear tin
sound. The skin of the foroarm wat
drawn forwai-d and backward rnpldly,
milking his hair move up nnd down
and giving a liendlsh expression tn lib
hideous face. Again he roared, n sound
which shook the wood Iiko thunder
It seemed as if I could feel the enrtt
trembling under my feet, Th beast,
looking us in the eye and beating hij
breast, advanced ugain.
" 'Han't fire too soon,' said Maiaonen.
If you don't kill him he will kill you.'
"This time he cumo within eigne
yards of us before lie stopped. I was
breathing fast with excitement n I
watched tlie huge creature. Mata mi en
only said, 'Steady!' as the goritki came
up. When he slopped Maiaonen said:
"And before the boast could utter -ttio
roar for which ho was opening his
mouth three musket balls were in his
body. He fell dead almost without a
PITH AND POINT.
I.augh when a friend tells a Joke. It
Is one of the taxes yon must pay.
l'eople who visit the cemetery a good
deal gossip about the monuments.
About the only thing a. man will al
low his wife to have a monopoly of is
It is natural for a man who was onci
In the harness to imagine he is still a
A man may not be able to manDRi"
his own affair.', but he will give .you
advice about yours.
Tborio riding in carriages are not as
happy and comfortable as those on
foot think they are.
The.so things that are conked in a
chilling dish late at night taste terribly
like citipe on the iloor. Atchison 1 J lobe
When the HalUdny twins wore bn.
hies their mother alwa.vs referred 11
them collectively. This was natural
i-notigh, for they tdiared everything,
from their baby carriage to chicken
As they grew a little older, however,
there were slight differences between
l-lnora and Kudorii, but Mrs. Mnllidny
look no account of them. When they
had reached the age of seven, she still
referred to them lu a way which struck
!asual listeners as iimiwlng,
"Whore are Elnora and Kndora?"
ski"d a cousin, who had come to spend
"The twins have gone with their fa.
Iher tn have one of their teeth out,"
tnld Mi-R. HalUdny calmly. Youth's
No t)uelloiit AnVlrrt,
Old Hrotbor Oooloy Is a colored phi
losopher, lut he Is superstitious in the
fxtrcme. lie tells this story:
"I once wit, in a house that wuvt
haunted, hut I didn't know it. Dar
Kin. a blight tire burnin' In de room I
tvus! In, w'en all or a sudden de do'
(pencil, on a man with his thront cut
lliuck his hcud nt me! Now, I Unowod
tight well It wu'. a ha'nt, cu de only
thing ter do win ter nx him, 'In do
canui er de l.nwd, what does you
"And did you nsk him?"
"No, suh! HlesH Owl, I wuz too
toured dat ho'fl lell mo!" Atlanta Con
Ititutton. So Sin n j- I. Ike lilm.
"I pee dnt ole Hrer Thomas is still
irowlln' at de world."
"What do matter wid him now?"
"Set his mind on gittin' a dollar, nn"
nobody Klvo him 00 ceats." Atlaula