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i riT ! (Mil VOL. VI. SEQUACIIEE, TENN., THUKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1898. ,NO. 10. Sraachee Valley News. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. SEQUACIIEE, TENNESSEE. the Curtain. DirottB. ' ArU1 ' 8I,,uroua applatmo, Tironery row ascending; Uttie:(fU)r gives waclous pauso, those before low bending. (Admired of all tho ladles rarr, ' What compllmeots they utter! Jlow many hearts tmlil tho fair I Aro now set la nuttorr The play goes 0n, the ourtaln fulls Upon the act of splendor; Each hert emotional recalls Its incidents so tender. Ok, street the glamour of the soene, lVTJi nothing coarse to break 111 Jto'afflnation rules snrcne, . Add fancy's what we mato It. f BKIUJCB 'The lcadlcf; lady, Inst deceased, Has Rot a atvrf laughter; f 'The leadlnj man, from toll released, A sandwich hag sent after. 'Ths pasteboard rocks aro put aside, Tb lovely sylphs are yawning; Tb dancing Rlrls In plain clothes hldo, No beaus arouug them fawning. IThe funny miti arc neon-ling now, Aft, he w'flo gold dust scattered II lh.a scene with happy brow xQK8 dulef ul now ana shattered. , .'And so It is throughout the days Of this our life unorrtain; To viow it truly, you must gazo On both sidi's of tho curtain. Mark Meredith, in N. Y. Clipper. i TOT jARAH COPrRIGOT, 1891 CIIAPTEtl XI -CONTINUED. Hen did not know the country any lietter than did Hendricks. They took to the tvoodfl and went north, Hen j dricka nnd Penning riding1 on cither side of the enptnin, and Ben following at &ome distance behind. It was some time before they reached an open country, and, rough as it was, they galloped away and soon left lien far o"ut of sight. "You are going to the Laran house, eaAd Fenning, who had recovered his spirits, "Yes," replied Hendricks. "Have ""'" ;yon -divined the rest?" . ""No." "Wait, I hardly know myself." It-was ten o'clock when the party having toiled slowly up a long accliv ity, came out upon a wooded brow of the hill looking- eastward. It was a (magnificent stretch of country and it vras radiant with the morning- light. meuurtcKN uismoumcu auu touueu '.through his glass. "If yon follow the top of that btone ledfe, to the second green line of hills SJtt'J look between those two rounded knolls, just under that white cloud that hangs down like a teat -you will wee thfi Laran chimney." And Ilen rlricks handed the glass to Kenning. , "Yes, I can see it," said Kenning. 'now far is it?" "Approximately four miles and a half. We can get within a pistol shot of the house from this direction. I know every turn in the way. We'll wait here for Ben, get a bite and a drink, take the extra horse and leave him here to u'ait for us." It was eleven o'clock before lien came up and the captain was the most Impatient of the party, but Hendricks beguiled the time in telling Penning some of his earlier experiences in the place and Fcnniug's remark as the nar rative ended was: "Well, I wouldn't doubt that woman either. But you never can tell what a woman will do." At half-past eleven, Hendricks nnd , Fenning, with the captain between tbem, set off in the direction of the Laran house, Hendricks leading the extra horse. This part of the way was by all odds the most difficult of any. As they descended into the valley they had to skirt a primeval morass, its pools inhabited by millions of water fowl. 15 nt Hendricks' knowledge of the country enabled him to pick his way through the laoyrinui ana nnoui two o'clock, he said, as lie reached nn almost impenetrable covert and dis mounted: "Do you know where yon arc?" - Fenning looked about him and shook his head. But the captain recognized the place. Damning his eyes, he remarked that he and Endicott had been there a hun dred times. "So has Miss Endicott," said Hen dricks, "and now that you are here I hope she will come again." Hendricks fastened his horse and beckoned to Fenning, who stepped aside out of eight of the captain. A few paces away and covered with brambles there was a smooth crow n of roek. Hendricks parted the i.rnsn. got down on his knees and searched n moment with his hand. He then took a (.mail stick and dug the deed leaves out of a depression in the rink and put his ear to the spot- "Just listen there ft moment. he Mid to Fenning as be got cp. What is it?" asked 1 cumn who ,.t his ear down to the h-d. " l "v . neath It s. directly nn.'er our f et. I H,red that hole nearly two years ugo U, bow ttick the crust a. In.l I made about fifty of them, but Laport ; stopped most of them because they leaked. "We are then within two hundred feet of the house," said Fenning, with astonishment. "We are within twenty feet of the steel fence. You can touch it if you go through that brush; so speak softly. It is the wildest spot in the neighbor hood, and to reach us the inmates must come round from the entrance. There is a corner of the road visible from that opening. I'm going to ask you to watch it, while I give the captain his instructions." Fenning took his place at the open ing, and almost immediately said: "There's somebody now." Hendricks quickly used his glass. "It's Mrs. Hendricks and Culicot," ho said. "They are going for a ride, and' will keep to the road. There's only three of them left, and one of them is probably on the balcony. We have got to wait." This was the hardest part of all. One whole hour passed, and the captain swore that four had passed, but Hendricks' repeated injunction was: "Have patience and keep silent' It must have been three o'clock when, in a moment of sHcwce, all three of them heard a twig snap, and Hendricks and Fenning put hands on their revolvers. 'The. next instant the green leaves were parted by a pair of white hands, and an equal ly white face looked suddenly in upon them, and its eyes rested upon the cap tain with a look of dreamy hopeless ness and terror. "Miss Endicott," exclaimed Feuning, between his teeth. Hendricks with a motion bade him be silent. The girl stepped into the center of the little space, her eyes still fixed on the enptain. "What have you done with hira?" she said. "You are to go to him," said Hen dricks. "There is your horse. Get upon it." "Yes," she said. "I must go." "(Jet upon the horse," repeated Hen- 'HUB J8 SUFFERING. FROM SII0C.,' drick. imperatively, and ho took her hand. She obeyed him passively. "Quick, now," he said to Fenning, "we must get away." "What would you do?" asked Ven ning. "I would conceal our retreBt," an swered Hendricks, in a, hoarse whisper. CHAPTER XII. , It was nearly nine o'clock at night when they got back to- the 'liayou house. The return had been a slow and difficult one, but the rescue was accomplished. The girl ivas tenderly eared for, and tho next norning Hen dricks said: "Our knowledge now, I hope, of what is going on :in the world is not entirely cut off." Kenning confessed that, he did not understand. "I will show you," replied Hendricks, "but first we must hear from above." It was the same hour at which Mrs. Hendricks and Calicot had ridden away the day before -when word came from the doctor. "Miss Endicott has disappeared, " he said. "There, has beea a search made for her and tho men report that an armed force must have been in the woods last night, as they have discov ered the fresh marks of horses' hoofs. Two of the marshal's men have been sent south on the search, but I believe that is a blind." "What does Mrs. Hendricks say nlMiut. it?" "She has not expressed an opinion to me. If the trirl lias been abducted, she will disclose everything." I "Are you sure of thpt?" j "I'oMtivcly.- She is a clairvoyant. I I believe Calicut has pot her safely in 1 charge of experts. She is the only per- son who can describe your hidden oper ation without bein'; with you.' "Then we should not have permitted her to escape." ''Certainly not. I wouldn't give a farthing for any of your schemes if she is in their hands. She says her fathrr w as murdered by the captain ami she can describe the captain In the act. IKm't it occur to you from what is go in oil that there must be treachery wuiicwherc'.'" "It l.xiks like it. To i ircumvi i:t it, vou uust tome down Immediately."' "But Mrs. Heui'ricks will know where I am and may take advantage of my absence." "Nevertheless, com o down at once." "Very good." The moment tho doctor arrived at the bottom of tlua shaft, Hendricks said: "I have irot .Miss Endicott litre. You might have guessed it. If bhe taa bo of service to thu government, fcho can bo of service to us. Can you put her en rapport with Mrs. Hendricks?" "Have you got any of Mrs. Hendricks' hair?" "Yes, there is a packet of it. The hair was cut off when bhe wore tho light wig." After explanations from Hendricks of tho abduction which elicited un bounded admiration from the dor :tor, they procee. ded to tho rooms that had been set apart for Miss Endicott. Hendricks, it should be stated, had provided his retreat with several ne gro servants. They had their own quarters and several of them were women, one of whom had bet-n as signed to tuko cure of Miss Emlicott. They found the young -woman fitting in a chair in a normal condition -and indignant. "You have made me a prisoner u-a3a in this place," she said, "and it will kill me." "My dear young lady," said the. doc tor, "you are not a prisoner. In a few days you will be restored to your friends, if you have any." "I must look for my father," she said. "He is the only friend I have." "I have come down to take care Cjrf you. You shall make a confidant of me. I'm your friend. No one iere has the desire to harm you. We; must find out about your father. I '.are say you have neglected your meal, as usual." "I cannot cat," she said. "Hut you know I told, you that you must eat. If you do not obey ine, what can I do for you'."' and the doctor shrugged his shoul ders. A moment later ho said: "Hjre, take my arm and let us walk ab jut a bit. You must keep your blood ).n circulation." bhe let him as sist her and passively rested hrr arm in his. Then they walked out into the arena, the doctor talking; to her in a fatherly way. It I wan not more than seventy -five feet to thy. house where tho dynamo and en gine were running. The big door stood open. There was a common wheel chair immediately in front of the door. "Sit down here for a moment," said the doctor, "and look at the wheel." She obeyed him. The almost har monic buzz of the great iron circle was not unpleasant. She looked at the swiftly-revolving mass with slight in terest. The doctor stepped back and waited. Hendricks had remained be hind. There was something in the motion that kept her gaze steadily fixed. Five minutes passed. Her eyes lost their stare. The doctor stepped softly up, looked into her fa', picked up her hand and let it fall limp upon her iap. Then he beckoned to Hendricks. "Help me wheel her back," he said. She is hypnotized. 1 never saw so fine a sensitive." When she was once more in the room from which the doctor had taken her, Hendricks watched the proceedings with interest, but without the awe which this phenomenon inspires in some minds. "Have you got the hair?" asked the doctor. Hendricks handed him the packet and sat down expectantly. The doc tor took some of the dark locks and put them in the hand of the girl. Her fingers closed over them. She stared into vacancy. Her mouth twitched at the corners. Her face was rigid. "Do you see Mrs. Hendricks?" the doctor asked. An audible murmur came from the girl. She leaned slightly forward. "Oh, there are so many men," she said in a plaintive monotone. "What are they doing?" "They are soldiers. They are run ning in all directions." "Yes. yes," said the doctor. "Do you see any women?" 'New they an? gone out of the air it is dark und Fght. Yes. thry come together. Ah, it i- tb fatal place. There is the rail around it. Tii" ground shakes. What is that av.-fjl throb? It is not pleusant here. I cbo';e. The lijM hurt toy eves, but it is dark." s;ggj "Do you not see a woman?" asked the doctor, '"t.'ook well. There m a Woman you mutt sec her." "So many wen," said the girl, "l'er l aps they will look for my father. There is hc sound of the train there ore mote lmcn coming " Her face as sumed painful immobility. She gasped, threw up her arms, uttered a shriek nnd fell forward. The doctor, wh sprang to catch her, found both hcraands over her ears and her arms were rigid. One of her hands still cAaaped the hair and lie could not ex tricate it from her fingers. For quite an hour lie worked with restoratives over her. Hendricks walked up and down in the arena and waited. At last the doctor appeared. "I've got her around," he said; "but it's the usost extraordinary thing I ever heard of. -She in HuffiHng from shock," "What do you make of her talk?" asked -Hendricks, somewhat impatient- """My dear sir," said the doctor, "I 'ddti1t know what to make of it. Hut I 'am "bound to tell yon that these ex traordinary 'creatures not only have fcnr tight but at times prescience. It "may be that she utt'iV nnd described something that has not yet taken place. The jfrat ZchcNko often did it in very much the same way." "That ftay be very interesting to scienV replied Hendricks; "but Whftt v-e want described is the thing tlw. is happening at present; tint , Ought to be a much easier matter. Tho hair trick did not work." "There is no infallibility about it," said the doctor. "It may work four times and fail on the fifth." Then by all means make the other four experiments immediately. "Impossible. I wouldn t guarantee her life if she doesn't recover from the shock. She acts like a creature who has been in a terrible explosion." Finding that there was no moving the doctor from this decision Hen drickB, with his Usual tact, immediate ly turned his mind to other matters. Close confinement underground was telling upon all the inmates and even Upon Hendricks himseli. Ho noticed that the long deprivation of sunlight made everybody gloomy and doubtful. Up to within a week his men had all taken regular turns in the air, In this respect they had nothing to complain of.- They had goiie out at the western exit in groups had hunted and fished and enjoyed themselves and ho had lost none of them. The privilege had been shut off as soon as the regiment got away arid the ono hundred men left behind, althouarh made up of the workmen and help of the establish ment, were becoming restive under the restraint. In spite of the fact that the ventilation had been improved very much and the variations of temperature were scarcely appreciable in the ro tunda, which was not only the most spacious, but the most enjoyable part of the Laran, the doctor found that ho was encountering a new group of com plaints and he had the good sense to attribute them to the condition of con finement. Tho duy after the failure of the doc tor's experiment with Miss Endicott, tho general, who had been away on a mission of Importance, suddenly re turned. He came in at the bayou cn trance late at night, but ho reported to Hendricks, who got out of bed and the two sat in consultation until morning, Whatever the nature of their confer ence was, its Importance and the ur gency of events were made apparent by the general's Words at Its close, We have just three days to get the rest of our men out that leaves tin m five days to assemble. They hnlst bit in St, Mary's on the Sth. Vou have no suspicion, have yott, that the new move is known In any ay to theso officers above ground?" "I know absolutely nothing as to what these men suspect. For some reason Mrs. Hendricks is reticent. Tho only thing to do is to go ahead and dis regard them. They have got no posse in the neighborhrtodt for I have been over the ground." At this point the diX'tor came in and announced that Miss Fndicott. who had not been out of her bed since the shock, was in one of her trances and they might, he thought, renew the experi ment in a guarded way. Hendricks excused himself to the general and went to Miss Endicott's bedside, where, after turning out the negrcss, the two men sat down. The doctor then proceeded as before, and when the girl s eyes ere fixed upon vacancy, lie said: Fell me what you see. "Yes, I will tell you," she replied, as if in some terror of the doctor. "Let me be sure. I see a woman. I know her. She is standing in the cur tains at the window she yes, bhe has mo curtain pulled about her slio is listening." "Look well. What is she listen ing to?" I cannot tell, ies some one is walking on the balcony the window is open it is Miss Laport and a young mm. They sit down on a bench near the window." to m coNTirnrin.j Not 'recflitrr. Clerk I can't live on forty dollars pr month. Kmplover I never insisted on your livins.-IIullo. I"rwii of Mind. nelina Hrarens! what r.n escap?! Vy hcp.rt went down into my loit. IMw in That most have been a tight ourrje IJarrr' La.-ar TROUBLES OF SPAIN. the Had Lot of Tbem llefore the Wnr llrcan Her Throne Hue Long: Hern Klinky. Those who are rusty on Spanish his tory can brighten their knowledge by reading nn epitome of the serial story of political troubles that began In 180H. It was then that Ferdinand VII., a full- blooded lloiirbou, was overthrown by Napoleon, who placed his brother, Jo seph llonnparte, on the throne. Six years Iuter Ferdinand was restored by the help of the English. He reigned until 18:13, when he was succeeded by his three-year-old daughter, Isabelln. How Ferdinand's designing wife brought about this break in the legiti mate line of succession, and how it was reRented by Don Carlos, the law ful heir to the throne, has already been told in detail to the renders of the Free Tress. Out of this unwarranted transfer of the crown grew up the party of the Carlists, and the almost unbroken periods of revolution inter vening to the present. In 1810 the queen regent, Isabella's mother, was banished, and Uen. Es pnrtero, commander of the royalist army, became dictator and afterwards regent. Three years later a revolu tion drove him out, and brought the queen regent back. Though Isabella was then but 13, It was solemnly de creed that she had reached her ma jority, and she was united in marriage with Francis d'AzzIs, of the house of Bourbon. At the same time occurred an event that goes far toward ac counting for the sympathy that Spain etijoys with the royalists in France. There was a double wedding. Maria, the Bister of Isabelln, marrying the duke of Montpensier, n son of Louis rhiilpne nnd heir to the throne of France, Their son was the count of Farin, the French pretender. Peace obtained till 1854 when Gen. O'Donnell started a revolution that compelled the cortes and the ministry to proclaim a constitution that had been adopted In 1837, but completely ignored, lu 185G there was another revolution caused by disaffection in the army. For nearly a year business was suspended and the entire kingdom was under martial law. In 18f0 the Cnrlists fnndc a futile effort to regain the throne. Petty revolutions fol lowed each other thick and fast till 1808, when the movement led by (Jen. Ptlm nnd Marshal Serrano was suc cessful. The queen, her mother and her children tied to France, and Ser rano became dictator. This continued to N'ovember, 1870. when a junta placed Aimideus, son of Victor Emanuel and brother of the king of Italy, on the throne. In 1873, during the bloody uprising of the Carlists. that lasted four years, Amadttis abdicated io save his life. The cortes proclaimed a re public that endured just J7 days, when Nieholn Salmeron was made dictator and president, his term enduring for 53 days, Then came Etnillo Castelar to the head of the government, who. in a short time, abandoned the su preme purpose of his life, declared the Spaniards Incapable of self-govern ment, dissolved the republic and turned both civil and military authori ty over to Serrano, who, January 9, 1878, proclaimed as king Alfonso XII., one of the many "irregular" children of Isabella. fter the close of the Carlist war. March 1, 1876, there was comparative peace to 1883, when there was a revolt extending from Barcelona to Cartha genn, involving great loss of life. In '84 Cfline the military conspiracy at Madrid, the dynasty having a narrow escape, the same year uentg mnrKea by half B dozen republican Uprisings The entire country was on the verge of revolution when the king died and the atiention of the people was di verted. Maria Dc Las Mercedes, the oldest daughter of Alfonso X1L, was proclaimed queen, with her mother as regent, but six Uibiiths llitet Alfonso Xllt. was born, compelling the retire ment of his sister, but continuing the resreneV. devolutions and riots marked 1891 and '02. and in '3 in ternal conditions had (frown so bad that Infanta Isabella, aunt of the infant king, nnd having more influence with th-! Spanish people than has any other one person, was not permitted to visit the world's fair. In 1894 there broke out the violent revolution in the Philippines, the ravages of which have not ceased even with the victory of Admiral Dewey, In 1805 began the revolution in Cuba, one of the most justifiable revolts against long-contin tied tyranny in all the world's history In this brief review It will be seen that Spain enjovs just ss stable a gov ernment now as she has for the last two-thirtlj of a century, fhe has made herself notorious chiefly for corrup tion in civil circlfs, gross misgovern ment and barbarous brutality in wsr Detroit Free Press. Diamond In Sterl Ilalli. Microscopic diamonds have been found iu worn tteel rails of the North eastern Ilaihvay company, in England, that were being experimented upon to rind out how much strength the teel had lost. Boston lilole. Ilravot First Spauiurd Yes, I walLedupto the Cub;. n and cut off his legs. Scrond Spaniard Why not his hen J? "I'ectiuvc hnt already 0.7." - I'p To-Dste, NATIONS' ANIMAL EMBLEMS. Kvery Cownlry lln Totem oi i;lthrr Fln or (' of Arms KnKle the Favorite. Every nation has its totem or em blem. America has the eagle, which is a totem of which neither philosopher nor peasant need be ashamed. "Hi wing is thought; his eye, a flash of light; his glance, nil arrow shot into the darkness; his breast, defiance of wind and bnttle-rack; his spirit, su premacy over chnotic elements, nnd hi. sercuin is tho cry of liberty and th5 shout of progress." The eagle was also the standard of imperial Home after the time of Mnri- ns; before that, the wolf, the horse and the bear were the emblems. France, in her Bonaparte days, had a blue standard, bearing a golden eagle nnd powdered with golden bees. The Persians bore an eagle fixed to the end of a lance, an.l the leopard also had a place as an emblem. The Indians carried poles fledged with feathers from the wings of eagles. The soldiee who slew Cyrus, the brother of Artaxerxes, was allowed the honor of carrying a golden cock at the head of the army, it being tho custom of the Carlnns to bear that bird as a crest cn their helmets. Lions were rampant on the standard of Edward III. The Dacians carried n standard rep resenting a contorted serpent. Mexico hns a Ferpent, which wns also the emblem of the tribe of Dan. Slam, nn elephant. Russia, a bear. Nineveh had two bulls, and Athens the bird of wisdom, an owl. (Ireat Britain, the lion and that le gendary beast, the unicorn. Of other fabled monster, the Corinthians hon ored a pegasus. nnd the . Thebans a phinx, in memory of Oedipus. The dragon wns one of the stand ards borne by William the Conqueror. The dragon is also sacred to the Chinese, and h.id a place on the stand ard of the rarthians. In 1241 Henry II. gave orders for a dragon to bo made in fashion of n standard "of red- silk sparkling wit i gold, the tongue of which should re semble burning Are and appear, to be moving, and the eyes of sapphires. ' The dragon was the device on the ban ners of all the old British kings. The leader was called the pendrngon. Tennyson says that Arthur's helmet had for a crest a golden eagle. Apropos to the important part ani mals play in the real or legendary his tory of the world, eleven are admitted into paradise, according'to the Mos lem s cn ed. The dog Katmlr, of the Beven sleep ers of Ephesus. Balaam's ass. which reproved the disobedient prophet. Solomon s ant, which reproves tho sluggard. Jonah's whale. Moses' ox. The ram of Israel, caught by the horns and offered in sacrifice instead of Isaac. The ass on which the queen of Shebn rode when she visited Solomon. The camel of Salcb. The cuckoo of Belkis and the animal. called Al liorak, which conveyed Ma homet to Heaven. Boston Herald. SUNSTROKE INFECTIOUS. A Prominent Knallxli Pbriilolnn !m "SlriaRl" In a DUeaae, and Catching-. If progressive science is to be abso lutely, relied upon, people afflicted w ith sunstroke this summer must be quar antined. Dr. L, Sambon, who is considered an authority on such matters, snvs that sunstroke is infectious and is produced by a specific germ. Dfi Sambon's theory Is that sun stroke, as a germ disease, requirp great heat for its development, but Id not directly caused by bent. He main tains that sunstroke is unknown in many of the hottest parts of the world; nor in the temperate areas is it prevalent in the warmest years or in the hottest season of the year. Dr. Sambon concludes, from careful ly verified facts, that the geographical distribution, the endemicity, the oc currence of epidemics, the chnracter of the symptoms, the very definite lesions, the liability to relapse, and other points in the natural history of the disease, are strong arguments for regarding siriafis as belonging to the same category as yellow fever, dengue and certain other tropical affection universally acknowledged to depend on specific germs -germs for whose growth nnd transmission to man, and from man to nan, high atmospheric temperature is necessary, but which though occurring in, are certainly not created by high atmospheric temper ature. British Medical and Surgical Journal. Hoarder Tal .a What's l.rtt. (Jarri'y Oi hear you've taken a boorder. Harrity We had to, begob. 'there 'tas nothin' in the houoe to ate. lmii- , 1 anapous jo'irnai. A I'rniiraiiirt liu. The inmates of Jolu-t ( I il.) pemtrn- I liary have tie r news, in condein-f" '. form, prin'ed in the j r - "i eer ftcr I non at two o'clock.