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WW VOL. VI. SEQUACIIEE AND SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1808. NO. 11. Y rrni.isiiKn wkkklt, Stqvache and South Pittsburg, Tennessee. A BABY AND A WELL. Come, Tommy and Bess, c'.ambcr up on my knee, I'll tell you ft story M true as can be; A true little story to you I will tell Of a darling live baby 'way clown in a veil! While mamma was wilting and nurse off tor fi'iarrt, Child Harold his travels bepan in the yard; isiralght down through the orchard and on to the wood His little feet scampered as fast as thoy could He came pretty soon to a hole, round and deep, Where a spring had danced up and then fallen asleepl So quiet it lay that the birds came to drink, And the sun played bo-poep with the ferns 'round the brink. He had heard there arc tiny elf creatures that dwell In the clear, glassy depths of a wood-enshrined well; Tie had looked for ns long as a half of a year l-'or that homo of the fairies, and lol it was ( here. "Hurrah! there is one! and a baby, like mei" Ho laughs and ho noJs and ho trembles with glee. "It in true it is true!" and he flios horns to tell Of the real baby-fuy living down in the well. There arc mystical spirits all round us, I'm sure; They smile and they sigh, thoy forbid and they lure; Some good and somo naughty, some sad and some gay; Some watch us by night, some are with us at play. And when little Harold bent over the rim Of the slippery stones that wore mossy and dim, Some angel, I ween, saw that no harm befell; But his own baby faco looked up from the well! Florence K. Cooper, in N. Y. Independent. COPYIUCHI, 1891 ' CHAPTER X1I.-CONTINOED. "Can you hear what they say'.'" "Xo, I cannot hear. Some one is coin ing into the room." "Who is it?" "I feel it is a man but I cannot see him." "Can you not hear what he says?" "I cannot hear what he says I can only hear what the woman says." "What does she say?" The girl's eyes started from her. "Oh, there are the soldiers coming. The air is cold. They have not taken down the iron railing. My (!od that is the train. I hear it they will all be killed." Then with a wild shriek, she threw up her arms and with a shudder put her hands upon her ears and be came to all appearances lifeless, ljut a little foam oozed from the. corner of her mouth. Hendricks was puzxled and annoyed. There was an uncanny air to the girl's utterances that affected him in a manner peculiar to himself. He may be said to have resented the intima tion of prescience. He, as a rule, avoided and disliked mysteries, lie did not like to acknowledge to himself that something was going on above ground that was suspicious and that Mrs. Hendricks had him at a disad vantage, lie turned the matter over in his mind and viewed it from every conceivable point. There seemed only one way out of the growing uncer tainty and it was to take a body of men, surround the house and make the oflicers prisoners. Just ns he had about settled to this conclusion Mrs. Hendricks summoned him to the telephone. "I want to warn you." she said, "if any voice but mine comes through this instrument not to answer it. They are an away on ine jiuuims ti t nun j momert and I can talk to you. J can not tell if they suspect that these wires that apparently go out on the poles, lead in another direction, but they tire liable to use them at some moment. They have already made re marks about the chimney and the mails and have ominously kept silence about Miss Endicott's disappearance. 15ut I truessed the truth when they found the horses' hoof marks anil brought in the flask which smelled of the captain's Medford rum. If you precipitate matters now, you may wreck your St. Mary's scheme. If Cal icot knows something about your past how much I cannot learn. He may know something of your future plans. I believe he is the only man who has put together the threadsof yourcareer. In a personal encounter he may gc away. If you entrap him. there will lie an armed force quartered on us. The best plan is to keep him here in lux urious case by every blandishment I can offer until the M. -Mary s auair is over. . He will prefer this place to the liayou I house, if indeed he suspects that place. He is a shrewd man but a susceptible ; one. Leave him in my hands." , Hendricks was not led by this com munication into a moment s inadver-; tencc. He could not tell if it were an honest conviction or "part of some scheme of the woman's. He did not dare tell her his own concl isions and tsnt rmt her on her guard. He gave her no intimation of his fast maturing nlan He merely bskcu questions, mr resnitwa "IB i. ). ... iiiiia im'm 110111 ii, r that further aeknCI''i!fr-Detus w 1,11 1,1 lowjurtflv-ct: "Calicot is no ordinary man. I fvar him because I cannot read him. I have a growing belief that he has industri ously put together your whole career made his own t heory kept it to him self and is staying hero to corroborate it before putting the machinery of law in operation, or making his plan pub lic, lie has shown an unmistakable admiration for me. He professes to have never met a woman whose intel lectual gifts so impressed him. But I cannot tell how far this is his suscepti bility or his game. Yesterday he said my gifts would bo of inestimable value to the social system if arrayed on the side of the normal forces of society. 1 tried all my art to got him to say how far he thought they were arrayed against the conventional order, but I could not get him to divulge anything. At another time he said: 'Yon are in constantcoinmunieatiou with Mr. Hen dricks.' Hut he changed the subject adroitly when I tried to find out how he knew it. This will show you that if he stays here it is only a question of time when he discovers our means of intercourse and how necessary it is that I should sparingly use it. You know me too well to think for a mo ment that I am superstitious or vision ary, but this cool, plausible, mysterious man somehow stands in my instinctive feelings for the slow, inevitable, dis passionate, solidarity of man that we have raised our hands against. I have exhausted all my woman's ingenuity in trying to discover the weak spot in his nature. He has, so far, baffled me. I cannot tell if he has a weak spot or is only the cleverest man I ever met in hiding it. It would be a supreme tri umph to outwit such a representative agent intellectually. It cannot be done in your way. You must handle events. Leave uio to deal with motives. In any case, trust mo." The result of this was just what we might expect in a man of Hendricks unplastic will and aggressive nature. He was not convinced. He did not like the woman's weak admission of something august and invincible in the social order. He saw nothing in the statements and arguments that might not be put forward as part of a subtile scheme to gain time and to keep him helplessly out of the way till her own security was attained, lie did not however confer with his asso eiates, but went to the office and plunged into a deep consultation with the general and Kenning upon the topography of the country around St, Mary's. They had county and town ship maps with every road and house marked upon them anil they were en grossed in the details of a miltary campaign. I'ut that morning the doctor had said that there were six of the men who had demanded to be let out for a few hours. They had pledged themselves to keep away from the roads and merely go into the bush to hunt squirrels and would be back at night. The doctor advised their re lease for a time and as they were men in whom the general had every con- lidenee, the permission was given with a warning. These, six men went immediately north, hung about the grounds of the Laran house, encountered the two deputies who were in the woods 'and killed them. They then returned at night feeling assured that they had re moved the obstacles to their liberty. Hendricks heard of it first from Mrs. Hendricks. "The two deputies," she said, "have been killed at the edge of the, blue grass opening on the Smoky Hill stretch. Thoy were killed by your men yesterday afternoon. Calicot sent their bodies on to Clinton in a wagon, and Lieut. Stocking has gone with them. They had not been gone nn hour when four mounted men arrived to take their place. I saw them from my chamber window. It had a peculiar effect upon me. They seemed to be the advance guard of the race. Calicot is as suave and unconcerned as ever. We ate breakfast together. I expressed the greatest amount of concern and womanly horror at the deed. He o merely remarked that it was an inci dent calculable and of small weight in estimating ultimate results. 'A mere skirmish.' Then he changed the con versation to a trifling subject. We shall now have six men instead of four. Something tells me that if you succeed in getting rid of these men, twelve more will take their plate. It's like fighting an incalculable machine." Hendricks' plans were decided upon in five minutes after this communica tion. He called in the general and ex plained the situation to him. "We must take this bull by the horns. Pick twenty-five of the best men; stock them with the best horses we have got. They arc to be timed to arrive at the Laran house at nine-thirty to-morrow morn ing. Have twenty-five more men at thi:, shaft. There is no telling what Stocking will bring back with him. I will go up and meet Calicot at that h )ur 1 don't want him killed. We must make him our prisoner. As for the rest, let them take the chances. T shall probably hear from Mrs. Hen dricks to-night, but I shall not tell her tif my plan. We cannot use Penning, for he must go to St. Mary's. Have you got the stutT off?" "Ye-.," said the general, "the last boxes went last rii''ht." I1APTKR XIII. The lift, which was kept at the bot torn of the shaft, when not in vse, car- uvu urmirioii up in. precisely Hire tv.vnt v-eight the next morning. He hud live ru-n with him am! they all t.r.''.t; tuibcd ii!. j th" '.giial room. ne secured the floor and then waited at the little western window a mo ment until the half hour had expired. There was evidently some kind of sig nal made1 from the wood, for he said: "All right. You are to wait here and guard the entrance until you hear from me." lie then opened the door with a latch key carefully and stepped into the passage, closing the door alter him. Calicot and Mrs. Hendricks were in the northern parlor, used as a break fast room. As Hendricks approached the door through the passage, he heard the voice of one of the maids singing In the kitchen. He stopped at the door with his hand on the knob, lie heard the singing changed suddenly to a cry of surprise and the floor vibrated slightly as if several persons had run to the windows. Almost at the same moment he heard the sound of horses' feet and he knew that the house was surrounded. Then he opened the door suddenly and stood in the room. Calicot, who was facingtlie entrance, had risen suddenly and was standing in an attitude of defense. Mrs. Hen dricks, with admirable self-possession, half turned with a look of reproach. "Tray be seated," said Hendricks. "What we have to say need not disturb the air of tete-a-tete," and he pulled, as he advanced to the table, one of the chair with him. Calicot remained standing. "I beg that you will be seated," said Hendricks with politeness. Calicot strode to the window and pulled the curtain aside. He saw the mounted men on the lawn. Then ho you, my duak sin, are my prisoxkr1 dropped the curtain and came back to the table. "There is a lady present,'" said Hen dricks. "There is no necessity in our interview for her retirement." Calicot sat down. He was looking at Hendricks with curiosity. "In the little conflict between us," said the latter, "I assure you. sir, that if you had made it pla in that you rep resented the inevitable, I would have gracefully succumbed. That is all I ask of you now. There arc twenty five men guarding the house and a suf ficient force iusiile. You, iny dear sir, are my prisoner." "You are certainly," said Calicot, "the most extraordinary man I ever met. It requires brains as well as au dacity to play Claude Duval success fully on a modern stage. It may be necessary to the ends of justice for me to succumb. The agents of the inevit able scarcely count. They may delay they do not alter the result. I am very glad, sir, to have met yon at last, even to my disadvantage. How many ollieers of the law have you killed this morning?" "It will help to preserve your own comfort and my good will," said Hen--dricks, "if you will try and understand at the start that you have got to deal, not with crime, but war. I am not a malefactor, but a revolutionist. So ciety in a month will have to treat with me under the condit ions of armed conflict. . It would be well if you could advance your position and your lan guage to that point without waiting for events. At present you are my prisoner. I intend to hold you. Thero ought to be no good reason why your captivity should be uncomfortable." Calicot smiled. "You fight the in evitable with sophistry," he said. "There is but one other means after that. It is violence. I do not accept your argument and I do not reeogni.e your authority, but I am deeply inter ested in your hallucination." "Enough," replied Hendricks. "May I ask you to give up your arms?" "1 give you my word as a gentleman that I never carry any and am unarmed at this moment," said Calicot. "Then pardon me a moment." said Hendricks. "You will have to ac company me." He went to the door and spoke to one of his men. He thought, as he turned to come back, that both Mrs. Hendricks and Calicot made a motion of their bodies as if they had leaned forward to speak to each other. "Will you accompany me. sir?" said Hendricks. "Certainly not voluntarily," replied Calicot. "I am an officer of the law. You are resisting the due process of that law." "I regret exceedingly," said Hen dricks, "that you should insist upon force." "That is your responsibility not mine," observed Calicot. Hendricks called ia two men. "Re move this gentleman to the shaft," he said. The men stepped oa cither side of Calicot. "Th.-.t H Mifticieut," he said. "You need not drag me." lie then made k Kiw Mrs. Ilea I dricks and walked to the signal room. After a consultation with the gen eral Hendricks followed him. The shaft was open ami the lift was wait ing in the room, it was impossible to see the mechanism of the floor for the window had been darkened by a closed shutter, .lust as the two men stepped into the elevator the sharp report of a rifle rang out clear upon the air and was almost immediately followed by at least half a score of answerin" shots. The two men in the elevator looked at each other. "That is the return of your lieuten ant." said Hendricks. " es." replied Calicot. calmly. "He is a brave fellow and a warm friend." "Let us hope that there is no blood shed," said Hendricks, "and that we shall enjoy his society." CHAPTKlt XIV. It was this year that the new phase oi imporieu uocnuis.n came into view with the "Industrial Junta," as it was called. The branches had been or ganized secretly and it was known that the mischievous order had its lodges in all the states. Public atten tion was not however awakened to the power of the, "Junta," until the St. Mary's riots occurred. ft. Mary's, at one time a mere suburb rive miles from Paducah at the confluence -f the Ten nessee and the Ohio, had five years be fore become an important manufactur ing place owing to its purchase by an English syndicate and the ereclion there of enormous workshops. The principal industry was the manufac ture of cutlery and all kinds of copper tools, hardened by a new process, equal to the finest steel. The same syndicate had purchased an enoimous track of copper-mining land on Lake Superior and communication, was di rect and inexpensive by means of the Mississippi. This English company had obtained the secret process of harden ing copper, so it was said, from a poor American mechanic. At the time of the trouble with the men, there were over ten thousand operatives employed at St. Mary's. The place may have con tained five thousand other inhabitants but all the stock holders lived abroad. It was a town of factories and chini' neys and, save at the outlying end of its main thoroughfare where one of the directors and several of the super intendents had erected handsome houses, its residences were cottages of unpretentious form. It had a bank also owned by the company; a free 11 brary, several churches and a public hall called "The Forum." The trouble between the company and the work men was at the start a trifling one anil would have been adjusted by the work men themselves if it had not been for outside interference. "The Junta" had had its eyes on this point for a year and resolved to make it the start ing point of its socialistic upheaval. It succeeded in getting its own men into the works and disalTecting a large number oi operatives. A strike of one branch occurred early in the year and the company sent men from England to take their places. It was not proven that they came under contract, but no one doubted it. In six months they had taken on three hundred men guardedly and singly, and, ha ving dem onstrated to their own satisfaction tho feasibility of importing their labor in a surreptitious manner, undertook a WAUIN WOKKINCMKX S 11 KG I VENT. colnilng scheme. They put up five hundred cottages on a large tract and let the property and invited immigra tion, disclaiming any desire to get workmen. It was not till a reduction of wages took place and another strike occurred that the colonists proved to be able to take the place of the ilis charged men who were, in the main, unskilled workmen. At this point the actual trouble begun. The skilled Amvr'an workmen sympathized with the men who had gone out and four of the factories shut down. fTO I'S COKTlNrE.J (irouler Th"s medical students seem to make no bones about robbing fjraveyartR Merriman Why should they rni ho them , when they can 'steal tHcra Truth DANGER DURING SLEEP. I'lie .V nine nt When Hie H union Ma rliliM-r) Huna Moivent anil Life 1 nt II l.owrnt i:lil. Very curious and interesting is the temporary uneasiness of all night sleeping humans and animals at about three o'clock every morning. At that hour they give little moans, awaken partially or wholly, and then cither liroD back into sliimlirr nr inln ilrntli. Physical giants among men, and lions among niiimals, have this experience, just as do the frailest babes or weak est kittens. Yiewed in any and every light, the occurrence is remarkable. Why it is not at midnight, at one a. in., two a. ni., or, in the case of late sleep ers, why does it not come at six or seven o clock An Knmnrer man asked some of the leading physicians regardingtl.isoccuirence, and gleaned tome most interesting information. At the hour of about three o'clock every morning every night-sleeping man, woman, child and animal is near er to death than at any other moment in all the 24 hours. It is then thlt the more netive it flip vltnls rnmt the n.-nrest t,-, fitnnnimr nr mnniiio ,i,. Ti,., i. .i,. it il.pv r-nmo n !,!,.. i h t r,innP1. rer i in: y v u nic JU in. l 1 l lim V 1 1 I it Ihrr u-nnM ln Tl.lhniht l.nn. -."I-. "v- ...w6uv . , of nhsnrli n.r ntorect 1 The machinery of life conies within W. V . . . just a hair's breadth of stopping at moment near three a. m. The why of this is explained as follows The composure of the body when ly ing still produces not only rest, but that same element of danger so omni present to all machinery left unat tended, the absence of a watchful brain. In welcoming the hours of sleep you unconsciously welcome death's most advantageous time for conquering you Every moment you are asleep your physical self is running unwatehed by I he engineer. The supply of coal (food) for the furnace is withheld. The steam (blood) in the pipes runs low. This neglect of the engine-room of the body continues until some moment at about three a. m. the machinery all but stops. In the healthy or fairly healthy body the coining of this moment pro duces a wild shock to the system, and this shock causes you to unconscious ly throw out your arms and legs, rub your nose violently, moan, take a deep breath aud turn over. Your doing all this or most of it has literally and of sober truth saved your life. It gave iresh impetus to the almost stopped action of the heart, which in turn restored the well-nigh stopped circulation all throughout your body The moan end deep breath quickened the action of the lung and roused them to their usual rate of speed The rest that their organs had re' eeived by being allowed to run slow to run almost down enabled them, with the restarting administered by the three o'clock commotion, to sue ressftillv begin another run, carrying you over the death point and allowing yon to resume the full period of rest necessary to the brain and to the nerves and muscles of the limbs and other portions of the body As to what causes this little shock that carries us over the bridge of death, the wisest of the wise know nothing. The theories about it are legion. Hut they are only theories, The percentage of deaths nt this mar velous moment exceeds that of any other in the 24 hours, while the mini her of old people who die at about three o clock in the morning is ap pallingly in excess of their death rate at any other time. In all cases at all critical it is said that the physician tecretly ureaus the hour, three a. m., a hundred times more than scarcely any other incident in practice, while, to all that lives and breathes, it brings the most momentous time of all ex istence. Cincinnati Enquirer. Iionlcal 1 fa. If all flesh is grass men ought to be !ess shy of lawn mowers If a woman doesn't dress regardless of expense it's her husband's fault. If a man finds a dollar he invariably spends two in celebrating the dis covery. If some busy men bad their just de serts they would have time to spend in jail If a barber only goes over a man's face once he's less apt to strain his voice. If a woman could retain her beauty forever she might get along without drains. If a girl can't marry her ideal she has to content herself with some other girl's If vou see a young man out driving with a girl, and but one of his arms is visible, the other is around some w here Chicago Evening News. Letter hy llallocin. During the siege of Paris no fewer than 22.0(Hl,nix) letters sailed out of the ity in the 54 balloons dispatched be tween the J'.ith of Svolember, 1ST0, and the 2Mh of January, 1S71. Ilrlira to It, First Cat You Lave quite a reputa tion as a bcratvher. Second Cat I only scratch in self- defense. You don t know the kit! w hint at our house. Tuck. Srtv r.ralaad I-artery. 111 Nei i; i' tote' Zealand two piis i s woik- ' r constitute a factory. TAUGHT TO BUILD NESTS. TUU I One iif tne nioi iitu.. I'm tun-, of tlie Kdncutlon f Youuw Illrds. It U a eommoa error to believe that with birds the knowledge of building their nests is innate. It is a trade that is taught to eery bird by its parents and in just us systematic a manner . ; 1 i i.a l.iiilftoi'a ss men are irniiicu i ; " ii;,..i or lmrn with the instinct to carry little twigs ami the materials nf which nests are maile, inn uniess they are instructed in the art tf build ing they will just drop them in a pile and never attempt to weave them into nests. It is after the young birds have learned to fly that the older ones reg ularly teach them the process ot m- terweaving and lining- that is nccos- sary to construct nests, lhis is most complicated and a trade peculiarly their own; it cannot be inntaieu even bv men. To arrange the little twigs so that they will he symmetrical and tromr enough to hold the weight oi the mother bird and four or five little ones to a brancn oi a tree i-equur (rood engineering ability. 1 he lining of the nest is usually of a much softer ... material than that of which the out SKle IS inaUC, and TO place 11115 IK llllj 1. !,!:, H,,, IS a ISO I a II gill OV lliruiuri u. a.,.,., ... .,, tt. "lrils " '"' 1 ?"a days to pick up their soft hair with which to line their nests, and they weme it ns compactly as a piece of flannel, liirds that have always been in cages can never make nests and are pitiably clumsy even with cotton, wool and material that has been given to them. That nest building is taught is also true of those that squirrels and mice build, as well as bees, wasps and ants. The green ant of Australia U very clever in the building of its nest. It appears to consider it an irksome duty that can be hired out-: A small spider Is therefore trained to do this work and acts as a servant in all things. The green nuts pay the spiders for their labors in a coin that they enjoy. It is bv giving them to eat a portion of the innumerable little eggs that they, the ants, lav. This is a most agreeable. arrangement for all, man included, as otherwise the green ants would rival the rabbits in overrunning Australia. Philadelphia Enquirer. TOIL AS FARM LABORERS. College Cilrls ot Kunxnn Helping to Uather Thin lr'i Great AVheat Crop, Kansas women have never been known to fail to meet nn emergency, and during the hot summer days they are gloriously living up to their rec ord. The wheat crop this year in the sunflower state is much larger than it has been for several years past, and farmers are experiencing some diffi culty in getting it harvested. The present war has weeded out the young men from the farming districts and labor, consequently, is hard to get. Thousands of harxest hands have been imported, but not enough to do the work. So the wives and daughters of the farmers have gone into the fields to help along the work themselves. Living a round in Sedgwick county are many girls who have attended colleges in the east since they were tots. Their fathers are prosperous farmers. These girls came home this summer to find their agricultural parentsin the midst of a great problem, how to get the wheat harvested. Like Kansas girls, they solved it by helping harxest the crop themselves. It is no uncommon sight to see a college-bred girl leading out four horses to a binder any bl ight siuiny morning in Kansas just now. It brings the red to their cheeks and the health toMheir bodies. The Kansas girl can drive a binder and cut the wheat swath just as well as her broth er, seated on 1 tic Ingli iron seat of a binder, a straw hat upon her head, a calico dress and coarse shoes, sits the farmer girl of Kansas. She is doing a good work, and when she returns to her college in the east her cheeks will wear the ruddy glow brought on by a Kansas harvest wind and a Kansas sun. And the crop is being harvested just as well as though experienced hand were working on it. Chicago Chron icle. A l.on Saw. In the French quarries of St. Triphon stone is sawed with steel wire cables moistened with wet sand and passing in an endkss rope over a series of pulleys. The wire, which runs from 1,000 to 1,1'uo feet per minute, is charged ns it enters the cut with a jet of water and siltcious sand, which forms the cutting material. A i nu lling cable of JOO fret can make a cut 100 feet long. Philadelphia Press. - Lemon llntb. In the West Indies a lemon bath is almost a daily luxurv. Three or four limes or lemon are slhfd into 1he water and allowed t' he for half an hour, in order that the juice may be extracted. A remaikable sense of freshness and cleanliness is given to the skin. inuenloM (outlet. With a piece of string and a li!t! and and grease snme Hindoo convicts recently saxed through an iron In r two inches in ilia ut-ter in five hour nrd e iiji-,! from ,'a:.l. Ihicngo 'rtr Ocean.