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VOL. VI. SEQUAC1IEE AND SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1808. NO. 1). - 41 ; SJUAEUAUEY NEWS-BANNER rtnUSIIKD WKKK1.Y. Sequachee and Soulh Pillsburfl, Tennessee. THE LAND OF DREAMS. I had a wonderful dream last night. Tor I dreamed that I had strayed, Through a shadowy valley, far away. To the land where dreams are made. And there on the left I saw a house, Gloomy and dark and tall, And a hlnck nightmare, with fiery eyes, Was tied beside the wall. Forth from the door a figure cam;, Wrapped In a mantle gray, Onto the black nightmare he leaped, ' And galloped and galloped away; And above the door were letters carved In a grinning gargoyle's shado, And 1 read the words: "In here are dream! For naughty children made." And I also saw where a castle stood, With domes and turrets too; The walls with varying colors shone As the glistening bubbles do. A sounl of mutic breathed within, And the door was opened wide; There an angel stood, and up and dowa He looked on every aide; And a troop of little children came In white, with naked feet; They entered In he closed the door, And left me In the street Then I looked and saw above the door, In letters large and clear, That shone like gold: "Good children's dreams Are made for thera In here." But no more I 6aw, for then I was drawn Into a cavern deep, Silent and dark, and the name o( It Was "The Cave of Dreamless Sleep." Katherine Pyle, In Harper's Young People Copyright, 1891 CHAPTER XL-Continued. No one followed the slow develop ment of public suspicion so carefully as Hendricks. lie had the papers for warded to him under various addresses by Penning, but it was not till the expiration of the year and a half that lie closed the Memphis office and called in Venning' and Miss Lnport, between whom appears to have grown up avery ptrong attachment. Hendricks was too shrewd not to know that the Memphis branch was now the most dangerous outpost. Indeed Venning' had warned hiin for some time that his position there was growing untenable, and that he expected every day that their wire would be quietly tapped. This was the growing crisis of affairs when, one morning' in .lune, there was a consultation in what Hendricks called his sub-library. It was a handsomely fitted up room on one side of the ro tunda. It was furnished in elaborate style, and four men were sitting" at a large center table which was heaped with maps and papers. One of the men was Hendricks himself; his eager face was more serious than usual, but he was self-assured and calm. One of the others was Dr. Pellissier. On one side of him sat Penning1, who was studying a railroad map. On the other sat (len. Waterson, a young1 and fiery southener whom we have Been drilling the regi ment. Pellissier was smoking1 a cig arette. Hendricks picked up a letter and read it: "There will positively be a strike all along1 the line. It is only the prelimin ary movement of a socialistic revolu tion. The wholo country is honey combed with discontent. All that the "FOt'R PEPl'TT SHERIFFS AXD A fNlTEI) STATFS MARSHAL IN I'OSSKSSIOX." suffering people need Is a leader; some body with the brains, the courage and the character to marshal all the ele ments into a popular movement." Hendricks laid the letter down. "Gentlemen," he said, "by next win- I ter I shall be muster of the states or their victim. There is just two hun dred thousand dollars in the treasury. I must have a million before next month. " Can you get it?" asked Penning. "Yes. if yon carry out my plan. We shall haveto spend one hundred thou sand to accomplish our purpose and in six weeks from that time we shall be ..hut up here by a siege. II is not till then that we enn thoroughly test our strength and secure all the money that we need. Are you prepared for war?" It Is rather late to a-k that ques tion," f id Pellissier. "We are in for conquest equalization of wealth and social justice." On the -iM there will be twomil.ions raid over to the Firt national bank of t-V Mary'a, it it:g the purcl of j the St. Mary's plant of iron works by J an English syndicate. We must have that money. Will your men be roady, general?" 'Thej' are ready now," said the gen eral. "We could carry out the pro gramme to-morrow. 1 believe every man is anxious to try the novel experi ment and win his thousand dollars." "The moment the feat is accom plished I will acknowledge that I took the money from the monopolists and gave it to the people. Then we are into the fight, but we will have a suf ficiently large proportion of the popu lace with us. Everything depends on the reliability and celerity of your men." "As to reliability and celerity," said the general, "I'll tell you what I can do. I can take my regiment to New York, march it down liroadway, take the money out of the Park bank and get away before the local forces can stop me. A regiment that vanishes in to thin air is a novelty." "Unquestionably, lint what are we to think of an eighty-pound gun that vanishes when it has done its work?" "That will be a miracle, indeed," said the general. "In the first place, it is incomprehensible." "Not at all. Our friend Laport has been explaining to me a gun of his in vention which will do it, and he says he has tested the principle." "Is that what those nickel steel plates were for?" asked Penning. "Yes. La port is at work on a six inch gun now." All three of HendrlcKs companions expressed a strong curiosity, to hear what the principle of the gun was. "It's simplicity will astonish you." said Hendricks. "It gives us a gun of any conceivable caliber and two men can transport it anywhere. It is con structed on this principle " At that moment a little bell tinkled on the index board on the side of the room and the men all looked up at it. It was an electrical warning from above. Hendricks got up and went to the telephone close at hand and list ened. Presently he began to repeat a communication: "Four deputy sheriffs and a United States marshal in possession of the house; forced an entrance through the "ARK YOl PREPAHKD FOR WAR?" gate anned with a warrant for the ar rest of Hendricks and Penning." Pellissier lit a fresh cigarette. "Where is Miss Laport?" Hendricks asked in the phone. "Somewhere on the grounds." "Where is Miss Endicott?" "In her room." "Keep your eye on her and let me know if they attempt to take you. Wait a moment." Hendricks turned to the men at the table. "I wish Miss Endicott were be low," he said. Pellissier got up and stretched him self, saying: "You are right." It was an hour later when fresh word came from he doctor, who had gone above. "These fellows are going to be troublesome," he said; "for they have come to stay. The chief is Marshal Calicot, and I believe he knows more than he will betray." "Is he impertinent?" asked Hen dricks. "No," was the answer. "He's as smooth and specious as a diplomat. Two of the others are coarse deputies, but the third I can't make out. He is a good-looking young fellow with a military air and he and Calicot evi dently understand each other." Hendricks' instructions were to this effect: "They will tire themselves out in time, lie cautions, and get Miss Eft dieott down here at the first opportu nity." Penning was piqued. "I suppose we shall have to be deprived of the lady's society till these interlopers go away." It looks like it," replied Hendricks, "but we've got a gowl deal to do." The situation was now a very pecul iar one. Four officers of the law were quietly waiting within fifty feet of the conspirators, but in entire ignorance of their whereabouts. It was Hen dricks' policy not to precipitate mat ters. He wished above nil else not to bring on a conflict with the authorities until his plans were all matured, lie felt perfectly safe from force in his re treat, anil he felt reasonably certain that, if the doctor and Mrs. Hendricks were discreet, the means of commun ication would not 1 discovered. He therefore decided t let things take their course above ground and loon after the imourtant uiutter below. feeling pretty sure that the officers would in time grow tired of waiting aimlessly in the vicinity. And matters below were indeed of vital importance to the success of Hen dricks' schemes. Six hundred men had left the place through the Bayou houee during the week and four hundred more were to be sent out. This distri bution was comparatively easy so long as he had the use of a boat at the bayou and could distribute the men along the Mississippi. Hut even with this ad vantage, there was a grent deal of de tail work. It was resolved to keep a nucleus of a hundred men in the place the rest were repeatedly instructed as to their future duties, as they left and scattered over the country. They took nothing away but the clothes they brought with them. The greatest care was exercised in distributing them. Over a hundred and fifty went separate ly afoot to Memphis and gave out that they had been working on the levee at the bayou. Nearly a hundred went across country eastward into the mountains. It was urgently necessary to get the remaining men out before th oflieers discovered the southwest ern exit. It took three days to accomplish this and it soon became apparent that Fen ning was more restive than Hendricks. The communications were kept up with the sanitarium mainly at night. On the second night. Hendricks asked what the situation was and the doctor replied: "Calicot is a guest. He has taken rooms in the north end for himself and the young man whose name is Stock ing, lie has seen the mails delivered, but they were fortunately in the regu lar bag. lie is walking now on the lawn with Mrs. Hendricks and I take the opportunity to send down the let ters and the most important papers. It is well to kevp some of them here to make a show." "Ask him where Miss l.aport js," said Penning. "She's on the balcony." "Is she alone?'' "No. Stocking is there.'1 "What is she doing?" "She is in a rocker. Stocking is rend ing something to her." "Try and get hor to the bignal-room. Penning is very anxious to speak to her. Where is Miss Endicott?" "She is in her room. I can't get her out." "Has the marshal seen her?" "Yes. He has been curious about her. I can't get her down without making a scene." "Can't you get the men away so that Mrs. Hendricks can communicate with me?" "I thought she did last night. I sug gested it to her." "rtie did not. Tell her I want to hear from her." "Are your men all off?" "Yes." Late that night Mrs. Hendricks came to the signal-room and the. following conversation took place. "What are you doing with the offi cers?" "Keeping them in good humor." "What have yon learned?" "Not much. The principal is a very adroit man. Hy some of his attempts to draw me out unawares I fancy he has some evidence about the Corin thian affair." "Ask her," said Penning, "if Miss l.aport is trying to find out how much the other one knows." Hendricks did not ask that question. What he said was: "Does Miss Laport understand her father's danger?" "Calicot asked me yesterday," was the answer, "when she was going away. She had told Stocking she was going away in a week or two." "Send her down here to-night. Iler father wishes to see her. Do these of ficers suspect the liayou house?" "I don't think they know of it. Their impression npiwars to be that you are away anil will come back un suspectingly and fall into their arms on the front lawn." Another day passed. Miss l.aport had not been heard from and it was not till late the next night that the doctor called up Hendricks. "I don't like the situation here," he said. "The ladies, if you will permit me to say it, do not appear to be in a burn- to get rid of our j.'uests. I fee) as if I were in the way. alicot is communicating- in some way with the au thorities, I am sure.' llcnuricks stopped him. "Coma down," he said, "immediately. I eau't talk to you through this thing," "It is not safe to leave this part of the establishment to the women. You want a mini here. I heard Calicot walking through the upper hall last night when everybody was b sleep but myself. I don't know what he was do ing. I asked him this morning what disturbed him, and he said the room was so close it was like sleeping in a cave. This may have been an acci dental speech, but I thought he said it witli a peculiar significance. " 'Have you ever slept in a cave?' I asked. " 'No.' he replied, looking me in the eye. 'Have you?' "Do you know I begin to suspect that this man is not an officer. Wait, I hear footsteps overhead." Hendricks waited some time and no fresh signal coming, he went to bed. It was half-past twelve. He sht soundly until four o'clock, when he 3 "FE.NXIXO, YOl ARE Till! COOI.KST MAN I'VK GOT." got up, washed himself and went into Penning's apartment to wake him and was surprised to see him sitting up irf a rocker smoking a pipe, in his shirt sleeves. "Hallo," he said, "couldn't you sleep?" "No," replied Penning. "If I don't get some sunshine, I shall have per manent insomnia." "(live me one of your cigars. I have ordered Sam to have breakfast at five. We'll get some coffee and go down to the liayou house and take a dash out doors. It will do you good and I want to talk to you." When he had lit his cigar he sat down and said: il ' "Penning, you're the coolest man I've got. Let me have your bottom thoutrht." "I'm afraid of Mrs. Hendricks," said Penning, "and the idea of being sealed up here makes me restive." "Thanks for your frankness," replied Hendricks. "Dismiss the idea of treachery. As to the healing up. it is impossible. Come and get some stroncr coffee into you and then we'll try to get some sunshine. I don't intend you shall be sealed up. Half an hour later a car was ready and they got aboard to go to the west ern entrance. The ride was a peculiar ly ghostly one at this hour. Here and there an incandescent burner lit tip the immediate spaces and left great gulfs black and loreliouing. ;o one was astir and it was a half hour's ride through gigantic shadows and succes sive strata of odors that betokened the the stores and the stables. When they arrived at the bayou shaft, the sleepy sentinel was just being relieved, lhey went to the signal room and Hendricks inquired if his telegram had been re ceived. "Aye, aye', sir," came a cheery voice, as if from another world. "Are the horses ready?" "Aye, aye, sir." The moment they stepped from the lift, they smelt the oxygen and saw the sunlight, and Penning, with sudden effusiveness, cried out: "Thank God." He then noticed that Hendricks had his powerful field glass over his shoul der. "A dash of action with danger in it will revive vour spirits," Hendricks said. "We'll make a reconnoissance I'm going to take the captain with us. He s been here over night." A few minutes later they found four horses, the best the establishment fur nished, in waiting, and the enptain turned up, blinking and growling, but sober. The fourth man of the parfy was a Tennesseean, whom Hendricks called lien a long, lank, determined mountaineer, with a hatchet face and tangled sand-colored hair. He had a carbine slung across his shoulder, an he was holding an extra horse with a side-saddle and a b?sket strapped up on it. iienuricus looked at renning, am seeing his surprise, said: "I don explain because I don't know invself We'll be governed by circumstances. I'll tell you more as we go along. Lome. f'O BB COXTINt'ED.J Dllrlrnlt. Some years ago the authorities of certain town in Iowa took praiseworthy t-teps to bring about the destruction of the gophers that infested that part of the country. It was publicly an nounced that the munificent sum o twelve and a half cents would be paid for each one "kilt." provided that "the tails if the same were decapitated anil presente! for redemption." Youth's Companion. Heading Illm Off. Fweddy-Aw Miss Oiuerwa, could you a v. - liv- in n fiat? Miss Clnerra Yes, but n-jt with otia. $, If) it Miik l;.'a,-' Tribute. SHAKES SPARE CHILDREN. Rurul Ilellet That They Will Mot lilt Ilia Yoiinff Apparently ton firmed. "I was up in the line mine region of Sussex, county, N. J., lately," said a Lancaster county (Pa.) man, "and read in one of the local papers up there an accouut of an incident which seemed to go a good way toward confirming the truth of a startling belief that has prevailed from time out of mind among the natives of the mountains in Lan caster, York and adjacent counties of Pennsylvania, where the copperhead snake dwells in unpleasant abundance, that this venomous e nake will not bite children. There are many wonderful dories told over there, especially in 1he famous Welsh lnountain country, about this strange lenity of the cop peihead toward children. I never ard of this belief being indulged ;tnywhere else than in lhat part of 'ennsylvania; but this New Jersey ni- ident rather inclines me to think that, unaccountable as it may seem, there must be more than fancy or supersti tion in it. "One day recently, according to the New Jersey newspaper, Florence, the six-year-old (laughter of George Wil son, of Woodburn, found much enjoy ment in stamping her foot on an ob ject slic saw protruding from the foundation of the house. The sport went on until it attracted the atten tion of her elder sister, who, when she saw the game, was scared, and ran to all her mother. The object the child had stamped proved to be a big pilot. Such reptiles, added the newspaper, although amusing, are dangerous playmates for children. "1 can't see wherein these reptiles are amusing, hut in the light oi mis incident and of othcts of which I have heard I ftegin to have my doubts that they are dangerous playmates for children. I recall now one instance in particular that occurred a season or two ago on the ork county side of the Susquehanna river, where copper heads or pilots, as they are called in New Jersey are uncomfortably com mon. On the farm V which I am go ing to speak the haying hands have killed as many as ten in one day this season, mowing over one field. The farm is the Loan farm. At the time I refer to one of Loan's children, a little girl of three, was playing in the front yard, and her mother noticed icr sitting in the glass near the gate. Every now and then the child was heard to laugh gleefully, and Mrs. Loan at li.st walked out to see what it was that amused (he child so much. When the child saw her mother com ing, she shouted: 'Hurry, mammri, and see the live carpet rags!' At the same time the held up to her mother's gaze a snake she had grasped in her hand, which twisted and squirmed in the air. Mrs. Loan saw at once that the snake was a copper head. Although she almost swooned with terror, she acted with rare pres ence of mind. It occurred to her that if she showed her alarm by crying out suddenly to her, the child would undoubtedly become frightened, and the change that would naturally fol low in her handling of the deadly rep tile might anger the snake and cause it to sink its venomous fangs Into her hand or face. With a great effort Mrs. Loan controlled herself sufficiently to say, conxingly: "'Fetch it to mamma, dear. Don't hurt it.' "'But there's two of 'em, mamma;' replied the little girl. 'I'll fetch em both.' She reached clown and picked up another copperhead that lay in the grass which Mrs. Loan had not seen, and came toddling along the path to ward her mother v.ith a wriggling snake in each hand. Mrs. Loan, al though almost paralyzed with terror over the plight her little one was in, for one stroke of n copperhead's fang would have been her swift and sure death, retained her composure, and when the child was within a couple of yards of her spoke to her gently and said : "'Put them on the ground, darling and let mc see them walk.' "This seemed to please the child, and she placed the copperheads in the path. They then saw Mrs. Loan for the first time, and their manner changed instantly. The copperhead, unlike the rattlesnake, is aggressive, and these two, showing all the fierceness of their nature, at once mcved toward the child's mother, plainly with hostile In-! tent. The child clapped her hands and started to catch th? snakes again. Her mother rushed around the snakes and, simlchiiig the child up in her arms, flew to the houfe, closed the door behind her and fell fainling to the floor. The copperheads were killed later, and the little girl mourned for her deadly playthings for days. "That is only one of scores of inci dents one may hear over In that part of Pennsylvania about the Immunity from danger the copperhead snake grants the children, and the New Jer sey case is also one In point. Still, al though It looks to me es if the Man ling Welsh mountain llief had good trout.ds, I don't believe I would take a copperhead home fcr a plaything for' ivy thi'.iHep, just tie tame." N, y. fya. ' EUROPE AND AMERICA. How CJrent llrltaln Itloekert a Called Mediation Scheme of (he Oilier 1'owern. So- When the history of a recent piece of diplomacy comes to be written it will be found that British statesman ship played a part with which th British people have every reason to be gratified. As the incident is now closed and is becoming incumbered with the interested misrepresenta tions circulated by those who were hoist with their own petard, It is ns well that the ascertainable facts should be placed upon record, es pecially as tbey form an episode that may at any time be repeated. When the Cuban crisis came to a head, and It at last became manifest even to the perverse and purblind statesmen of continental Europe that a war be tween the United States and Spain was imminent, they resolved to make a European question of Cuba; in other words, to turn it, if possible, into a second Crete and treat the states as thev hn'l treated Greece. Prance, fol lowed for once by her consort Bussia, and eagerly seconded by Austria, took the )ead in the preliminary pourpar lers. The animating motive of the latter power apart from reactionary prejudices ngninst America was the respectable desire to protect an Aus- . trian princess in distress (the queen regent of Spain); the French govern ment, was mainly impelled by les sen- . timental and more practical motives -the irresistible Instinct of the invest or. The French stake hi Spain was estimated a few months ago nt no less than 100,000,000, i. e., 4 per head of the entire French population, John Bull would be the very man to bell the cat. He could make him self useful in a naval demonstration off Boston and New York, and If that did not bring the states to their senses the worse that could happen would be an American attack upon Canada. Then when those villainous Anglo Saxons had got one another comfort ably by the throat the continental combination would be free to amuse themselves elsewhere, while Itussia. e, g., would be able to turn round, dis claim all connection with the alleged concert, and pose as the traditional friend of the great republic. It was altogether the prettiest plot of mod ern times, and, though the desire to uphold a European nation against America was at the bottom of it, the possible ulterior developments as in dicated above added greatly to its merits In the eyes of its eminent en gineers, M. Hanotaux and Count Mu- ravieff. At the time when this delicate busi ness Mas first mooted in London, Lord Salisbury was abroad recruiting Iih health, though he Etill kept a general eye on the business of the foreign oflice. Arthur Balfour was acting as foreign secretary, and to him and Sir Julian Pauneefote primarily belongs the credit of appreciating the full proportions of this plan of "friendly mediation, .which, if successful, could spell nothing but disaster for the English-speaking nations. Mr. Bal four's well-known sentiments toward the United States which is perhaps his only political passion reenforced his solicitude for British interests. So the attitude of this country intimated to all whom it might concern that Great Britain would'under no circum stances be a party to anything that might be ever construed as unfriend ly to the Washington government. The "Cuban concert" consequently collapsed and melted away like snow before the sun, leaving so few traces behind that its "organizers" have been emboldened to circulate semi-official dementis of its existence, and it is now adays treated as "a malignant Inven tion of the British." who wish to em broil France or Bussia or Germany, as the case may be, with their dear friend, the United States. The facts we havi stated are, however, drawn from sev eral reliable sources partly Amer ican. National Beview. Slone Calna Pound In 4tO loan, A West Gould&boro (Me.) man tells a queer story about a stone that grows. It is an egg-shaped, flinty-looking rock, which he picked up in a cove near h'm home over 30 years ago. Then it weighed about 12 pounds, and from its odd shape was kept in the house and on the doorstep as a curiosity. As the years passed the stone increased in size. Six years ago it weighed 40 pounds. The owner swears It is the same stone, and tells a likely story, with numerous witnesses to back bim up. New Haven Begister. , Hlrd DrlnUluv al Ilea. 8ea birds frequently spend weeks at sea, and are belieed to quench their thirst partly from the falling rains and partly from the fat and oil wbicU they devour ravenously when oppor tunity puts it in their way. They have been observed flocking toward a r.torm cloud about to burst from all parts ot the compas and drinking in the water as it descends from the skies. C hica go Chronicle. oth!nB Klae. "I think the people should know ths worst," said on fpanUh statesman. "That is all there is for them to know," answered the other. There are occasions with nat-or, ! vith men, when the best they can jet it the worst of it. f hicaj u Poak ".