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daied not leave2i m, lest he might l
and him again--she boy groped arou
for awhile looking for the road. ItNi
Of no use. Go where ho would, tb
were only stumps and grass, every h4
low being filled with water.
He thought of Jydig down in a fou
corner to sloop till morning. But lie
not like to do this, for fear that, oi
lasleep, ho would not wako up till l1
jtho next day, and then the south<
,army might be away from Tullahon
with all its stores, and perhaps th<
,woro a great many othior advantaF
they would gain that caused Jak'y, 1
iug a good Union boy, to winco, thou
he could not name them. But the
seemed no alternative. it could not
more than two hours before daylig
'would show him the road, and lie r
luctantly concluded to go into bivoun
As lie was looking for a good, broni
flat rail to stretch himself on, Tom p
his nose over his shoulder affectionate
and rested it there. Never before h
Jakey felt so deeply any interchange
sympathy with a dumb brute.
'"Ton, olo critter, " he said, hiuttih
his arms about the horso's neck, "th
air louesomo. "
And Tom semed to respond as plai
ly as if the words woro spoken:
"Jakoy, you bet. "
Maybo-Tom had an object in vic
more important than an offer of symp
thy. Maybe he had something to coi
municato. At any rate as Jakoy sto
with his arms around the lowered no
and looking over it lie espied a light.
"Golly, Tom," he exclaimed,
reckon y' sor't."
In a moment he had olimbed the fen
and had regained his place in the sa
dlo. Then, pointing the horso's head d
rectly for the light, with a "Git ul
Toni, " rider and horso wero soon awt
in the direction of its appearance.
Suddenly there was an ominous clic
which in the stillness of the night soun
ed with all the distinctness of the coo
ing of a gun.
"Who comit daro?"
"Mister, can y' put i1o on ter t
"Who you vas?"
"I'm a boy, I air."
"Vat you want?"
"I want ter go tor Manchester."
"Vat for?"
Jakoy thought a moment before r
plying. The question occurred to hi.
Was this surely a Union picket? I
Confederato would be likely to clhp
longo with a German accent.
"I've got somo information fo' M
Rose-Rose-what's his naiiie?"
"Shonoral Rosecrans?"
Jakoy was led over a stubblo fle
which had not been planted since ti
brovious season and brought before
group of half a dozen tots, the hea
quarters of the colonel coimuding t!
--th cavalry brigade. T1ho c-,lonel h:
not yet risen. JTakoy's condunctor o
plained to the sentinel on pout that t]
boy had important informi-~i. n, whiet
upon the sentinel shouted, loud enious
to wake the whole army, "('orporal
the guard I"' The summnoned soldi
came, and it was explainiod to him th
Jakoy had important information. T]
corporal went off to fetch .o officer
the guard.
"W~hat you want, sonny?"' asked th
peison when lie arrived, buttoning
coat lie had just put on.
"I don't want nothiin."'
"'Oh, you dlon't. I thought you did.
"Rckoni I got someup'ni youunis wmou
but I'm gittina tiredx ansawerin quest io
'bout it.''
. "'Well, wvha't is it, my little man?'
".I ain't no little mian. I'm~ a boy.
"'Can't you tell me what you ha'
for uis?" asked the omcor, smiling.
"'Can't toll nobody but someibot
"'I doni't knew anybody bigger thu
our chiof of staff about hero. I'll cor
So the chief of staff wvas calledi
and infCormed that Jakiey had inform
tion of the enemy. Th'io chief of str
calod upl the colonel conunanildinlg, wi
suddenly appeared at the tent door in
pair of trousers and a woolen shirt.
'It wasi evident from the mxomuent til
colonel espied Jakey sitting on old To
in front of the tent and ,Jahy espii
the slender figure of the colonel, wi
his blue eyes and light hair, that th~
had moit h)oforo, net only that they hi
met, but that they must have been n
ed by some cord of groat durabilit
T'1horo wvoro two exolaimations like pis
"Big brother I" from Jakoy.
"Little brother I"' from the colonel.
Colonel Mark Mayniard strode up
the boy, took him in hisa arms, a
Jakey might have as well been in t
embrace of a bear for a time, whilo ii
a wVord was spoen. Then there wau
fusillade of questions and anawo:
after which the colonel tookc Jakey ir
his tent and sat him en his own~ cam
cot. Jakoy lost no0 timo in giving a br
account of Is trip from school, how
had slept at thle guerrilla's house a
how his father had hoard of the evaci
tion of Tullahonma.
Tho colonel, throwing open the ti
flap and seeing his chief of staff outsit
called him in.
-"Captain," ho said, "ride over
corps headquarters and say that a
has just comoe in wvho is sent by hi '
ther to say that lie slept last night
the house of a guerrilla, who told
wonot knowing that he was ov
.hoard, that they are gettinig out of T
lahomia. Say that the information
perfectly rellable, as it has beon broni
byna Union boy who went with me
~myamatnmortant mission when T
iot a scout and rendered me on that occa
1d sion the nes valuable servico a human
'as 'being can rendor another. Rido at onco.
iro Never mind the division commandor.
)l- There's no time to spare for army oti
quetto. Go."
00 The oaptain saluted, and without
id Iwaiting for his own horso to be saddled
co mounted the horso of an ordorly and
Ito ashed away.
rn I
,es Colonel Maynard was ordered to push
forward down the road from Manohes
fh rtor toward Tullahoma in order to test
the truth of Jakey Slack's information.
ro Jakey begged permission to go with
)o jhim, but the colonel told him that he
[it had better go back to his father and
e- sister. Jakey argued that he could a!,
0. well return from Tullahoma if they
31, should reach it, and, if not, from any
at point whoro they might halt. The colo
ly nel at last consented, and as they rode
d off he romarked to the members of his
of staff, using the conventional military
phrase for announcing a staff officer in
1g orders, "Gentlemen, this Is Jacob Black,
is volunteer aid-de-camp to the colonel
commanding the -th cavalry brigade,
il and will be obeyed and respected as
such. " The announcement, couched in
these terms, so delighted Jakey that ho
came well nigh losing his balance and
falling off old Tom's back and getting
himself trampled on by the rest of tho
)d staff. But after the first flurry ho made
k a most officient aid-do-camp-that is,
if riding close beside the colonel and
being always ready for an order which
was never given constitutes a good staff
About noon the fortifloations around
the town of Tullahoma suddenly appear
P ed bofore them. Though it was plain
7Y now that they woro not to be defended,
the advancing force half expected to see
c, a cloud of smoko burst from them. But
- tiey Vero silent and impotent, without
ti -ops to man them.
Dashing from the edge of the wood,
Colonel Maynard, followed by Jakoy
10 and the rest of the staff, rodo oyer the
intervening space, and in a few iin
utes wero climbing the slanting sides
of the earthworks. A point had been
gained which, without the previous ma
neuvors, would have cost thousands of
lives. Even Jakey Slack, who can hard
0- ly be called an educated soldier, oxpo
1 rioncod a certain comfort on riding un
ro opposed over breastworks so formidable.
- Once within them, he got off his horse,
and seeing a big siego gun from under
r- which the carriago had been burned
climbed on to it and sat a-straddle, wav
ing his hat and cheering as vociferously
as if tho victory had been exclusively
d duo to his own genius.
10 His hilarity was suddenly quonohed
a by the colonel, who, riding up to him,
- told him that the brigade was ordered
10 forward in pursuit of the retreating
(enemy, and that lhe must go back to
Shis father and sister. Jakoy begged hard
0to go on, but his appeal was unavail
~ ng. His brief dignity must bo resigned.
hFrom aid-do-camp con theo staff of the
Scolonel commanding the --th brigade,
"to be oboyed and respeoted as such,"
It ho must be reduced to the level of a
10 small boy.
S The colonel gave him a hug before
parting and told him that lie would
tsenid a trooper with him to see him safe
a~ ly on his way. Had Jakoy been a sol
dier his action on this Occasion would
~,have boon considered by any court mar
tial rank mutiny.
t. "D'y' think I hain't nobody nohow?
8 D~idn't I go with y' last summer ter
Chattanooga wvhin y' war niuthini but a
scout? 'N diidn't I stay in jail with y'?
'N now yer talkini 'bout sendin a sojor
Swith mnc fo' a nurse.''
"All right, Jakoy. Go it alone If you
'prefer It."
The colonel rode away, and Jakey,
ii shorn of tho plumago ho had worn so
11 becomiingly for a whole half day, pro
ceeded on his return journey. Ho first
p inquired the most dlircet route to Hills
i- bore, and having been directed to it lio
ff sut off at a brisk trot. .lHe had eaton
10 nothing sinco early morning and was
a ravenously hungry. At a farmhouse by
the wvay ho scured a meal for himisohf
'o andl a good food for Tom. Then the old
in woman who furnished thonm gave himi
d a kiss and started him again on his
h journey.
iy Jakoy had not gone far before ho
Id came to a road connecting Jillsboro
t- with the Macinnvillo branch of the
y. railroad at a placo called Concord. The
ol road on which lhe was travolinig forked
into theo other at an acute angle, the two
running nearly parallel for a short din
tance. Looking ahead toward the fork,
to lho sawv a rig wh~i struck him at onco
id as being astonishingly familiar. It was
b0 non11 other than the rawboned horse and
atpaint bereft buggy ho had soon several
a times before. As It drowv near, Jakoy
's, could seo some one in the buggy, and
to lie was not long in recognizing the pc
IP eullar dress of Miss Betsy Blaggs.
af "Hello, Miss D~aggsl Whar v' geoi
ho at?'' ho called.
ad Never a word spoke Miss Baggs. She'
an- Bat bolt upright in her buggy, regard
ing the boy flxedly as Bobby Leo triani
'n, gulated- onward. As she passed she
turned hor' head slowly, keeping her
spectacles on Jakey with an unearthly
to stato. -There Is SOmething superstitious
ial human beings mnd especially ini
aboys. Something like a shiver ran down
at Jakoy's back at sight -of this uiinlar
tid person, who knew hti'prfetly, yet
>r- who passed him, her head turning m
il- chanically, without uttoring a word.
is For a moment ho was tempted to believe
his that Miss Baggs had perished, and this
on was her ghost going to seek ret in
'a san ather land than war. ...,...d To
nossee, Bdt this fooling was -inoniionta
ry.' Throwing it off, he shouted:
"Sholl I givo yor love ter Rats whei
I soo him?"
If Miss Baggs was trying to make th
boy believe be was mistakon, or that h
saw her disombodiod spirit, her effor
failed signally at this point. A peal 0
suppressed laughter came back on tl
broozo to Jakey. Looking after her, h
saw the back of the buggy, from whiol
streaiiod the tatters of the top and un
der it Bob Loe's four logs mingled ii
inextricable confusion, doing some o:
their best work.
"She uns hain't bent on no good,'
said Jakey to himself as he gavo Tom i
jog. "Rookon she's up ter somep'n."
Jakoy rode on musing upon Misi
Baggs. He had noticed her kind treat
ment of his sistor, and as Jakoy wai
disposed to regard Souri the most im.
portant person on earth after Colono:
Maynard Miss Baggs had thus foun
her way into that youthful somethinE
or other which for want of a bottei
name may be called Jakey's heart. Hii
remark was made with great serious,
ness. Jakey felt that it was his duty a
a Union sympathizer to put some o1
on Miss Baggs' track. "She mought b(
workon fo' the Confederates," ho mus
ed, " 'n then agin she moughtn't.'
Tho latter view was most agreeable t(
him, because ho liked Miss Baggs and
would grieve to seo any harm como tc
While he was jogging along, turning
the matter over in his mind, he saiv
sevnral horsemen in blue and yollowi
com tearing down the road. They rein.
ed in when they came up with him and
opened a volley of questions.
"Say, boy, did you so a woman with
a striped dress and goggles go by?"
"'N a long legged wind busted crit
" 'N an olo rattlin buggy?"
"Yes. "
"What d'y' want with her?"
"Never mind that. Have you see'
"Waal, never inind whether I have 01
not. Git up, Tom"
This brought the questioner to terms,
"Are you a Confederato boy?"
"Don't I live in Tennessee?"
"I supposo that means you arO Con
federate. We've no time to lose. Th<
woman in that buggy is--is"-- Hi
was conjuring up a story to deceive th,
"Hello, Miss Ragp.!"
atupid looking boy beforo him and ge
the required information, but ho wa
not good at inventions. Jakey came t
the rescue.
"Wanted by you uns' general or oolc
nol or somep'n?"
"Fo' ter keep her outen danger co
she's like nuff to run inter a guerrill
The man looked wonderingly at th:
boy, who was making a story for hir
"Y-o-s, " lie replied, uncertain wha
-to say.
"Waal, she's gone along thar. Wheo
y' git ter thm' fork in th' road, take th:
.loft fork. "
"All right.' Thanke, miy little man,
and the party galloped away to take th
w7rong road on reaching the fork.
Jakoy pursued lisa course meditative
"Reckon that warn't 111 done thio.
'T must 'a' lbeu somot un else. I air
*Union boy, I air. She un's Confedor,
ate. Like nuff sonic uii got spicion oi
her. Roecon I can't 1b0 Union of I help
ed her out. WVaal, she likes Souri any
way. Rockon~ she won't do no0 harm.'
Netwvithstainding the view takeni at
the oloso of Jfakey's soliloquy, lie foli
very miuch dissamtisfied with himself. H<
redo Oin thoughltful ly, wvonderinig whal
Colonel Ma~ynard would say if lie shouki
know whiat lie had dono. Hoe soon mol
a soldier On .,lame horse. Jakey infor
red that lio belonged to the p)art~y ahead,
but had bean obliged to drop out of th<
"Say,. mister, " called the boy, "wha
them ims chasin thet woman ini thm
buggy fo'?"
"Did yout pass her."
''Put 'onm on the track?''
"She tried to slip through thme linei
oni a forged pass. The guard was suspi
oious and took the pass to hoadquartor.
-after letting her go through, though
like a fool-when the trick was disoov
ered. "
"Waal, reokon they'll ketoh her,'
and Jakey rode on.
As the dusk of the evening was conm
ing on Tom wYas seen bmy Farmor Slaci
far dowun the street advaninig at a joj
trot and ont hinm Jakey, bobbing up ami
down, his olbows stuck out on each sid<
and his little logs at an obtuse angli
with the rest of his body. Riding up t<
the little porch in front of the house
Jakey slid down froni Tom's high bace]
with as much dignity as he could comn
imand en doending from suoh a height
The whole household, iioluding th<
children, was there to rcivo him,
and Jakey was about to give them am
account of how ho had served on Cole
mel Maynard's staff when he caught hii
father's oyo.
"'You, J ako," said Mr. Slack, "'didn
I send y' out ter th' barn ter leek arte
tho critters last night, 'ni now yor hoel
ridin all over, nobody knows whr
Whar y' ban?"
I"Waal," said Jakey, taking his eu
readily, "I foun Tom loose, 'n I follorel
him all over th' Uiiited States."
"'I'mi glad y' got him," replied th
fathor, "Go in 'nm git yar supper. "
It was the middle of August bofore
y the different columns of the Army of
the Cue: rland began to cross the C
b mounta ! between it and Chattanooga
in pur. , f the Confedorated who had a
y withdr. .) that place and there in
, trenched 11;cmsolves. Meanwhilo the r
Slack family had arrived at their home 0
. near Jasper, in the Sequatobie valley.
Much to Souri's surprise, everything I
about the place looked uncouth. When
she loft it a year before, it was all she
had ever known. A ton months' resi
donco in the north, surrounded by every
comfort, associating with the daughters
of refined people, had made a great
Dhango in her. NoW the furniture ap- c
peared dilapidated, the rag carpets 0
rough. Indeed there was a disappoint
mont about "sweet home" that she had
not expected. Nevertheless ehe did not F
sit down and repino over it. She had t]
no means of procuring anything better,
but she found that she could do a groat C
deal of patching. With considerable fore- f,
thought she had brought some cheap ma- t
torial of different kinds with her from ,
the north, and this she used to the best 8,
advantage. She made noat valancos for tl
the beds, cushions for her mother's rook
ing chair, scarfs for the bureaus-in
fact, with very little she made quite a t1
revolution in the house. S1
Her great anxiety was her brother. n
Jakey had attended well to his studies
while at school, but his teachers had ti
found it impossible to change his moth
ods of expressing himself. As soon as
he reached Tennessee he began to ro
lapse into the state of somibarbarism in
which he had lived before the coining A
of his advantages. Souri knew that
there was no hope for improvement in t*
her father and mother. Instead of trou
bling thom when their ways of acting A
and speaking shocked her, she refrained sj
from comment, but when Jakey dropped t
into his old ways she tried hard to check u
him. Besides she felt that it was neces
sary to keep a strict guard over herself, ,
for she had noticed that when under n
any excitement or when her feelings :
were deeply touched she was apt to for- 'j
got herself and be once more the "poor c
white" girl of former days.
There was another cause of solicitude i
as to Jakey. It must be admitted, not- i
3 withstanding Jakey's good points and a
certain original shrewdness thoro was I
about him, that lie never was the same <
boy after his few hours of servico on
Colonel Maynard's staff. It was con
stintly "when I war Colonel Maynard's
aid-der-camp, " or "when the colonel
'n m11 rode inter Tullyhony, " or "when
I carried the news of- tho rovacuation. " I
Then he would strut about with his
hands in his pockets, much to his fa
ther's amusement and Souri's dread
that lie would run away and join the
Union army. But one day when he
threatened to do so Souri took him to
task for it and made him promise that
ho would not. This ended her anxiety,
for Jakey would as soon have forgotten
his military honors as break a pliedge to
his sister.
t The Army of the Cumberland was
a now advancing by every posisiblo routo
a toward Chattanooga. One of the routes
taken by the Union army lay through
the Sequatchio valley and directly past
the Slacks' little farm. One evening
Souri was leaning over the gato
z thoughtfully when she saw several
a mounted men in blue, with yellow fao
ings, trotting down the road. They
c wore the first blncoats to appear of
Sthe host that was coming. There is a
certain jaunty air, a devil may care ap
Spoaranco, about a trooper who becomes|
used to being always con hiorsebackc.
SEach man and horse seemed the same
aninmal. Their sabers clanked in uni
son, anid they were chatting and laugh
. ug as if they had come to the south
with only the most peaceful intentions.
When they reached the gate where Sou
ri stood, one of them, lifting his hat
politely, askced.
''Would ye mind mnc goin to the
well for a little water?"
In the brilliant display that was no
vealed by the lifting of the man's hat I
Souri recognized a head she could never I
forget-the head of Corporal Ratigan.
"Why," she said, "ain't you Cor
poral Ratigan?"
"'I am, me young lady, and If Oi'm I
niot niistakcn yo'rc one of the party that t
was goin through the lines one day a i
few wvolks ago. "
Jakey at this momeont came around a
the house in a fashion at which lie had
become expert at school. This was turn- I
inlg handsprings sideways like a cart t
wheel. Seeing the soldiers, ho suddenly g
remembered his dignity as former vet- t
untoor ai d-de--camp, and straightening a
up pulled his hat down over the back t
of his head arnd tried to look military. fl
True, his hair was in his eyes, but his
n ilitairy training had only boon for one t
mioring, aind Jakoy's hair was always e
In his eyes. Doubtless it would have bI
required months of training from a e
drill sergeant to got it to growing any t
other way. Approaching the fence, lhe .
climibed it and sat with one log on each (1
sido of it.
"oye know mue, inc boy?" asked C
"Does I know erie o' them signal
lights on th' mountinig?"'
"'Oh, Jakey,"' sighed his sister.
'"Well, moc lad,'' pursued the corpo
ral, laughing. "'Who am I?"'
"I see ye have a good memory. Rats.
It's quaro ye should have .remembered
that. " And the corporal chuckled goodr
"Mobbe y' remember soncmoiun's
"And who is that?"
*"Miss Baggs."
"Certainly I do, " Aaid the corpioral ~
somewhat startled andl confused. (
"I sor her t'othor (lay. "
''Ye don't mean it?" t
r "Reckon I do."t
I"She war a-trottin that olo critter o' 1
horn, goen no'th like shiot from a squir- t
Srol gumn. '
S "Upon mo word!" ejaculated the cor
poral, evidently much interested,
S"Reckon she war up to sonmep'n. "
"Whatlos eo think so?" A nd Rati
low Feople Traveled In the Middle SRateo
Forty Wears Ago.
F orty-two years ago lanst New Year's 9
ay the last through United States mail
rrived by stage coach from Baltimore
t Wheeling, W. Va., says the Balti- y
iore Sun. John 1H. Reeside, now a
esident of Baltimore, was in charge
f the stage which made the last trip,
iriving in Wheeling Now Year's day,
Mr. Reeside's father, the lato James
eeside, was a pioneer in this travel. a
he son entered the same business
hen about fifteen years old, and con
nued extending stage-coach lines
estward until they reaclied tho Pacific
ast. Railroads followed in the wako
f the coach lines and took away their
usiness of carrying passetigers and
iails. 01
Probably the most interesting of Mr. b4
.eside's experiences were in connce- U
on with the national road, or "old
ice," projected by the national gov- h
ninent in 1806. This road extended
'om Cubilerland, Mid., westward over
io Alleghanies to the Ohio river. It
'as the main artery of travel for pas- d
inger, mail and freight tralic until
le Balinmore & Ohio railroad took Its
From altimore to Cumberland the B
irnpike was older, having been con
ructed by private persons and compa- b,
"The stage-coach headquarters in Bal- '
more," said Mr. Reeside, "were at old I,
arnu1m's hotel and the Fountain inn, ti
hich stood on the site of the Carrollton le
Dtel. The coaches used were open at w
to front and sides, with seats for a
even passengers besides the driver. y
11 seants faced the front of the vehicle. ,
addlebags, which were carried In that
me for baggage, were hung on the h
osti. mnpporting the top of the stage. il
small rack behind for trunks was at
ddom used. A tin I intern, with a %v
tilow dip, placed over the driver was w
sod at night.
"Four strong horses drew these 01
:aches, with relays every ten or twelve i
uiles at stages or stations, from which '.
,robably camo the name of the vehicle. f(
'le average rate of fare was six cents f,
, mile. At first travel was only in the t
laytime, with stops over night at the %
kumberous excellent inns or taverns 1
vhIch lined the road. 0
"Ono of the great obstructions to r
ravel along the rond were large droves d
f cattle, sheep and hogs being driven a
roin western plains to eastern markets.
l'ho cattle especially, with their long i
iorns pointed toward the oncoming t
roach, made a formidable obstruction. ,
"The two hundred and seventy-two I
iles from Baltimore to Wheeling were 1
[rst made in four days, with nightly
itops. The best stage coach thne was
afterward reduced to fifty hours by the
old eclipse line, established by James
Mr. Reeside is probably the only sur
riving stage coach contractor of ia
Uional prominence. Ile is a native of
umberland. Samuel Lurman, said to t
be the oldest living stage coach driver,
now lives in Cumberland.
ladstone's WiFsdom in Aidviiing th Farm- c
ors to Cultiate Fruit.
A few years ago, when Mr. Gladstone, 4
n one of his chariming b)ucolic orations 1)
it lawarden, recoinncnded the British P
.armuer to turn his attention to fr-uit h
multivation and the making of jam, his
idvico wits received with a good d(eal of :
hleap andI ignorant ridicule. As usual, "V
he ex-premier has p~roved a good dieal el
viser than his critics, atnd those who tC
ave ear to his counsel in this instance
ave had no reason to regret their con-r
dence. In an interview a famous prlo
ider said to a representative of the t
,'estminster Gazette:
"T1he motive thait Induced mec to takco
p the jam trade was my knowvledge of
.ue fact that within late years the (10-t
iand for preserves has been steadily h
icreasing, while that for butter has- n
o do'ubt in consequence-shown a ti
andency rather to decline than other- 0
rise. Catering as I dlo for some three a
undred thousand daily ens1 omera, I f
ave naturally good opportunity of n
nowing what the public want in il
bo matter of provisionn. 14
"Jam has a great future before it. fl
'he people are using it more and more
argely every year-and, in my opinion, 0
bocy are doing wisely, for whiat could 0
*c cheaper and at the same thme 0
cnlthier than good jam made from 13
aund English fruit? '
"I attribute the superiority of Enag. n
shi fruit to the nature of the soil and i
o the fact that the fruit ripen-s more 0
radually In our climate than in coun
ries where there is momre continuous
nid powerful sunshine. The slower a
Lie ripeninug process;, the better Is the M
avor of tho fruit.
"You may not, perhmaps, be aware
hat strawberries grown in the north
rnn parts of Scotland arec vastly superior t
a all respects to those grown ini south- in
r-n England--withiout (loulbt becauso p
iey take longer to mature. Australian
urns are being pushed largely in In- t
la and elsewhere, and may very prob- f
bly come over hieio before long to a
omupete with onur h omei produ11ce.
"In Irelhmd the ire is a magnificent g
uture for the fi-rit-growinmg industry, g
only its opplortuniit i'n wvere turnied to
ecount. Eveui now mont of the black
erries that ecomo to the English mar
:ets are gro~vn in Ilcanmd. But there r
re enor-i.oums p)ossibilities there of
vhich no onme hias yet taken advantage.A
'roperly worked-o, Its frumiit trade might
et do munch to) haisure Ir-elaind's comn- c<
1er-cial prospetrit v." n
[us Iemains Carried to .lersey City For 0
CIIARa-;s'ox, 13. C., Febi-uary 5.--Theo v
ilmainis of the late M. Kelly, who a
led sudtdeinly on Wednesday night last C
rere sent to Jermsey City today for- in- *
armnent. They were accompaniedI by o
he very R1ev. Drm. Mooney Vicar, goner
1 of the diocese of New York, the
av Trran~ce F. Kelly, a brother of
he dleceased. T1he funciral will be held
a Jer-sey City at 10 a. m. on tomorrow.
larlingoon To~i ioir'Eers' A esoclation.
CmmAlnu:sToN, 8. C., Fcbruary 1.---The
)ar-lington Tlobacco Girower's associa
ion was organized at D~arlington yes
eday with a. laren mnombnahip
Ilia Mild Hypocrisy Irought Trouble to a
Pillar of the Chur!h. -
There is now living in o)neo of the ho
tels of Indianapolis a rather proinincptb
business man lho, althoughl l pillar in,
the church he attlends an a tervent
disciple of ternperance when he is
called upon to addrossi a mecting, yet
rather admires the shade of- -liqtioi.
when it is red. Now, this sante man
got the idea soiew'iere that he really
needed a good stiff bracer of whisky
before each meal, and, after pondering
over several schemes in the hope of ar
rival at something which would keep
the snap concealed, he fixed it with the
aleric that he was to have sent to the
room at a certain hour each day a sil
rer pot, in which was concealed a glass
>f "pepsin," as It was christened for
,he occasion. And this went Into
ffect. Before each meal the bell boy
,vould be sent up by the clerk with a
3ot of "pepsin."
One day the head clerk was very
3usy, and, as he saw it was the time
for mending up the liquor, he turned to
mother cleric and told him to send up
Mr. --'n pepsin right away. And it.
io happened that the new clerk wasn't
3,u to the scheme, and so he called a
bell-boy, sent him into the drug-store
mud told him to have prepared a stiff
lose of the real pepsin and take it up
to the room designed. The bell-boy
Lfterward told whathe salw. The gen
lemm an met him at the door with a he
2ign smile and lordly air of condeseen
"Ai, my boy," said he, us he wiped
hs mouth with his tongue, "you hnve
brought my pepsin. I see. You aire a
good boy. i'll just drink It right here
while my wife is getting ready for
ri nner."
Ile turned the glass into the air,
)pened bla tih-oit and threw back his
'ace. Just here the bell boy isn't clear
is to what happened. lie at first said
,hat the muan gave a gasp of horror and
ihouted that he was poisoned by
memies who were jealous of his social
mecceses, and then the boy rememberr,
that, somnebody's foot caine in contact
with his trousers and he begain going
downstairs at a most terrible rate.
It seems clear that the business man
did mak1le hisi appearanee in the ofiee a
few iminutes later andt asked what kind
Of pepsin thalt was he had been given.
The new clerk re.plied that, it had been
bought at the drug store. imut. just tlen
the head cleric cine up, antid the whole
thing was explainied. lheal pepsin was
too munch for the old Imnal's digestion.
Indianapolis Hentinel.
Mexican Indians G ratuialy ExtorminatIng
thn 4ioldierr.
Among the pansengers who arrived
on the steamer St. Paul, froam navmas
the other day, was Ur. Iloido. Wvuon
the doctor left Cuaynmas the Mexican
troop ship Alejandro had just arrived
there with the Seventeenth battalion
of infantry, numbering about four hunir
dred troops.
"The soldiers are going to the Yaqui
war," said Dr. Ioido, "to take the places
of the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth
battalions, which have been nearly ex
terminated by the Indians. The war
has now been in progress for six years,
the Yaquis being us. diflicult to cope
wvit as your Apaches in Arizona. They
are a cowardly lot, conduetiig as they
do gnerrilla warfare. They give as a
reason for fighting that the Mexicans
are taking from them their lands, as
the American settlers did thiose of the
Indians long ago. No reservations are
Bet aside for the Yaquls, and it is a ques,
tion whether they would accept any.
"A short time ago ai number of In
diana swooped dlown upon a band of
settlers and would have wiped them out
but for the arrival of the soldiers. As
It was, twelve of them were kmled,
while only three Yaquis bit the dust.
H~ow many Yarqism are left it is impossi
ble to determine, as they roam about
thme country in baudsa numbering from
fifty to two hundredl."
The Czamr Vidn'& T.ilk.
They are telling another story In
London at the expense of thme irre
p ressible Mr. Stead. In a recent article
e boasted of enjoying a private con
versation with the late czar, "as frank
and full and unreserved na I evor hold
with any man." It was during a visit
to St. Petersburg. As Stead had coim
plhmented Alexander in thme Pall Mall
Gazette at a time when other British
p apers wore reViling him, the czar~ was
induced to favor the journalist with an
Interview. It was stipulated, however,
that It should not last more than fif
teen minutes. 4t the end of that. time
the emperor looked at his wu'atch and
arosh to Indicate that the interview
should cease. "'int., your~ jmjesty,"
protested Mr. Stead, "you have not
said a word." "No," said the czar,
"you haven't given mae a ebance."
Delivered at the Opening of Panrliamuent
Mtatters Referred to.
LOND)ON, February 5.-The queen's
speech on the occasion of the opening
of pailiament today refers to the eon
tInued efforts to promote peace between
China and Japan, thme conclusion of thme
breaty with F~ranace in regard to the Af
rican hinterland, and the prospect of an
sarly settlement of the question of tho
Russian boundary line in- Central A sia
The speech also expresses regret at the
Armenian outrages, asks for an In
crease of the financial provision for
strengthening the navy., The bill pro
gram makces no reference to the ques
tion of the veto power of the house of
Remiaded of anm Earthquake.
"It Is somethihe like an earthquake
shock," said the talkative passenger,
"when two electries clash together. I
have been In a railway accident; and
I've felt the ground shake and seen
the mduntains teetering out In Cali
fornia, and tho.aensation' the last two
inspire, is much the same. I don't
know whether or not it's because
there's the same force knociked end
ways in electric car, accidents and in
earthquakes, but in both your mouth
instantly tastes' as a photographer's
dark room smells and you turn Into a
sort of a galvanic goose flesh and--"
The rest was inaudible, a~s the talka
tive passenger followed his companion ,
out of the car.-Bloston Traniscript, a:
'hoir Efforts to Subdue a.Tribo of
Warlike Natives.
Msrfare Which IUs steen Going on for
Donades Between the Queens
Troops and the Untam
able Savages.
The Waziri country forms a blockc of
)out 9,000 square miles, backed by the
Aleiman ranges on t he west and run
ng down our frontier from the Kur
i valley on the north to Baluchistan
the south. Of the dozen tribes which
cupy its fastnesses, says the London
hines, the Waziris alone are sufficient
powerful to require attention. The
'aziris aro-themselves divided into two
ans, the Darwesh and the Mahaud,
Aween whom rages a chronic feud.
nited they could nuster perhaps 40,000
0hting men, of whon about a half
ive matchlocks. But the Mahsuds,
though fewer in numbers, are braver, 1
igrier and more untaumed, and they I
'o driving the more civilized Darwesh i
)wn from their ancestral glens and :
tstures to the shelter of our lannu i
strict.. On the four or five occasions
1 which It has been necessary to send
ritish Punitive forces into the Wyaziri I
11s the Darwesh have shown no con
ned front, and as they possess scaree- I
any property it has been difficult to i
flict any real losi upon them. Thie
dian papers report that, on the i
lrentened outbreak of hostilities, this i
sai warlike section of the Watziris
ore making a peaceful exodus into 1
fe quarters within our frontier. The
allSudi have always Played, and are
>w playing, a very different game.
Down to thirty-four years ago they
irried our border villages almost with
ipunity. But in 1800 their audacious
tack on the frontier town of Tank, I
ith an invading host of 8,000 Mahsud i
arriors, forced us to try to teach them i
lesson. Within a month of the Tank i
itrago, in the most favorable month i
r such warfare, when the spring crops 1
y ready for destruction or as forage
>r -our transport animals, we sent a
wee of 5,000 troops into their mloun
ilns. It was the Masuda, however,
,ho taught us a lesson. One.' night just
efore dawn ,000 of them surprised
uzr camp, the bravest of their warriors
ushing through our tents and cutting
own mnci and animals till they them
lvesf fell covered with wounds, but
wr in hand. It was a surprise con
I-cted almost exctly on the plan of
ai. 'idit attack onl our camp a few
vkoo, Lld w%-it I C mCL i1ore suCCelSs.
n V;31 m lost no fever than 2'4W men,
*..des numbers of the trallspurt ani
iN, wileo the 'Mahmuds le-ft oly 1".)
oris huhind. "Th who'le campoaign,"
v!; Mr. Thortnrn, "ost xi; nearly -t0
: 1and. adm1i!tedly Tailed in itn- ohIje..
( -Tect inf the submission of the tribe.
. . Mahsutds would not submit Ind
he' exNpne of mxiain taining a small
iy in tliC'lr mib:t WII heavy, th
lhIring th' next twenty years WO
opt up a clumisy and intermittent
>lockado against the Mahsud clans.
lut the steadily-growing list of their
Iutrages compelled us in 1881 to tako
10em efflectively in hand. A force of
000 British troops, now armed with
reech loaders, penetrated into every
irt of their hills. Resistance, whilich
id been possible by tile sword and
atchlock against the old nuzzle load
, was hopeless against our new
eapon. Thle tribe gaLve upl thleir lead
s to our general and submitted to his
We have already referred to the more
cent history of the Waiziris. The time
.s come wvhen they must either accept
ec peace and order which the Afghan
neer and the British government are
'intly determined to impose on the
order land, or they must be compelled
do so. Temporizing offers and half
sarted submission can avail them
othing. Once they really make up
ieir minds to come into the new stato
titings, there are several influences
I. workc on the frontier to provenitthem
'em regretting their decision. For
terly their chief source of wealthl was
10 custody of the Gomal Pass and tile
ucs or blackmail whichl they levied
-omn all who went through it, whlether
ritish subjects or A fghan.. In place
tis and ether less legitimate forms
l plunder, the British government
pens up employment in its border po
ce and frontier irregular force.
rad~o soon springs up when a hil11 race
akea the change from pillage to set
ed industry. WVe have taught tribes
ron more untamnablo than the Waziris
tat plunder as a means of livelihood
yes not pay upon the British border;
axd there is no permanent reason why
e should not also teach them.
Edward Anderson, late captain of
.1e Carolina Rifles at Charleston, is
ow the general of the Fourth bri
TLhere does not seem to be any en
husiasm among the Sumter Ligilt In
antry in the matter of re-enlistment
nde1r the new law.
II on. B. F. Crayton had a serious fall
romn a laddolr in liis barn at Anderson,
ay or two since, by which several of
is ribs were broken.
State Secretary WV. M. L.ewis is ar
onging for a large delegation at tile
.M. C. A. convention to be held in
iken, S. C., February 14-17.
Part of the body of an unknown
ilored mall was picked up Saturday
nar MIagpnolia crossing, Charleston,
to man having been killed by the out
:>ing phospate train on the South Car
ina and Georgia railroad.
The Anderson telephone company
ill soon be ready for operation, The
sockholders have already organized.
apital is all local. Twenty-five sub
3ribers have been obtained so far, but
thers will moon come in.
he Steamship Ringdlom ApparentlyLost.
CnAnras'row, 8. C., February 2.
treet Brothers, consignees of theI
teamship Kingdom, which is reported
nissing, state that they have heard
tothing of the vessel. The Kingdom
ailed from Hamburg with a cargo of
canit for Charleston. She put in for
oal at Shields, which place she left
orty-one ays mao

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