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AVE you a man by the d
name of Branderstano t
stopping with you?" C
I heard the words spoken ,
at the froitt door in a pleasant voice, ci
in which there was something languid.
My heart began a vigorous thumping.
Looking out of the window, I saw a
troop of Confederate cavalry at the
gate and men darting in different '
directions. I knew that the house was
being surrounded. I1elen went out to
meet the inquirer.
"Do you wish to see Mr. Brander
stane?" she asked.
441 do."
Helen must have suspected that I
was in danger. There was a slight
pause, in which I fancied she was de
liberating what to do.
"le is in a critical condition," she
said. "He was wounded recently. Is
your business with him important?"
"Very important."
"Show the gentleman in, if you
please, Miss Stanforth," I called. I
knew there was nothing to be gained
by attempting to put the man off. I
must appear unconcerned.
She led the way to where I was. A
young man in the uniform of a Confed
erato captain entered. ie was a hand
some fellow, with an indolent, self in
dulgent air, and evidently a gentleman.
He was extremely deferential to
Helen, carrying his hat in his hand and
bearing himself as if it pained him to
thus trespass upon the household.
"Are you John lrnuiderstane, sir?"
"At your service. And you?"
"Captain Beaumont, -th Geowgia
cavalry, sir."
"What can I do for you, captain?"
"I must trouble you to get up and
come with me."
"On what authority?"
"My own, sir. It has been reported
to me that a southern main working in
the Yankee interest is here, and I have
come to take him."
"Don't you think that an arbitrary
way to treat a citizen of Tennessee,
"Not when he has Yankee afllia
"By what right (10 you accuse me of
Yankee affilliations?"
"You were vatched all the timc you
were at Huntsville, sir. There was no
evidence against you, and you were atl
lowed to leave the city, but after you
had got away a mana came forward
who claimed to have seen you in one
of the Yankee camps at Nashville."
"Indeed? Did he explain his own
presence there?"
This was a home thrust. The cap
tain hesitated.
"It seems to me, captain," I added,
following up my advantage, "that you
are hasty in acting on such informa
Helen spoke up: "My father was at
Nashville soon after the surrender.
Would you arrest him?"
"The information comes pretty
itraight. I reckon you'll have to come
"His wound is liable to open," said
Helen, "and if it should there might be
a fatal result."
She spoke with apparent indifference,
but she could not help betraying some
interest. The officer looked up at her
with a pair of soft brown eyes inquir
ingly. I saw at once that he suspected
a tender relationship between us, but
he was too well bred to tread upon so
delicate a matter.
"He can remain where he is until he
is better," he said, bowing to Helen, "if
you will give me your word-the word
of a outhern lady-that he shall not
leave your house till we call for him."
Helen cast an Inquiring look at me to
know if she should give the pledge. 1
saw that a glance would enable me to
remain where I was and, if I chose,
after the departure of the troop, leave
the house, with Helen to bear the re
sponsibility of my going.
"Nonsense, man !" I said, rising. "Do
you suppose I'm going to permit a we
man to stand between you and me?
You are a gentleman, if you are taking
It upon yourself to arrest whom you
please, and I'm enough of a gentle- e
man not to avail myself of your prof- i
fered avenue of escape. If I must go,
I must. Where do you intend to take a
me, captain?" t
By this time several men who had <
~i~the ofilcer pushed their way r
W~tieroom. I received no reply to
ing question, but was ordered to get i
Sp'and go with them. The members of
the family, discovering that something I
had gone wrong, flocked about, and it
was easy to see that, though they (lid
not understand why I was arrested,
they were all in sympathy with me.
)rirs. Stanforth seemed greatly dis
tressed. Mr. Stanforth attempted to
argue my case for me, of course to no
purpose. The negroes were all indig
nant. While waiting for my horse I
heard Lib delivering herself in the
back hall:
"Wha' to' dat mis'able osifer wid ho
sleeves covered all ober wid dem gol'
snakes goin t' 'rest a fine south'n gem
len like dat? Dat wha' yo' call fre-e
doin? Colored folks got mo' freedoem
den dat. I heah mas'r talkin 'bout i
Stutional libe'ty. Wha's do use o' stu
tional libe'ty when do oder man got lhe
hand on yo' coliar?"
I heard no more, for I was conducted 3
out to the gatfery. Just as I started t
down the walk IEthel appearedI, with E
curiops eyes, and I paused to take her I
* 4i and give her a parting kiss. I cast c
a glance at Helen. There was intense I
interest in her face, but among soa
many emotions I could not discover t
which predominated. I went with the a
lielrs anu toa eZt~leoI1
btanooga," "Ohikamaug," Etc.
muld imly horse, and. 1m1o1iit'.g. a cav
1ryman o1 each side of ime. rote away
Ith the troop.
We proceeded up the pike for a short
istanee, then, crossing the railroad
-ack, struck a road which bent to the
"Captain," I said, "I. don't 1like the
irection you are going. If your Ii
ntions were not inurderous, you
"ould take Inc to Iuntsville and exa i
le into the charge against tie. It lip
ears that you are taking ile Into thei
ountry to dispose of Inc."
"I am on ily way to Joini my squad
on near Brownsborough, sir, where
'0' will have anl opportunity to face
-o'r accuser. If yo' ire Ilnocent, yo'll
ave no trouble. Yo' can enlist in my
"'liank you. Do I look like a man
h'Io would go begging for a commis8
"I beg yo'r pardon, sir." And lie lift
d his hat apologetically.
I had retained iy coolness thus far,
mit I Confess I did not like the situa
:ln. As ia southern m1an, used] to
:outierni people, I felt a certain contil
lence, yet if it were known that I wa-4
Uniloni otlcer I would be put out of
he way without beneiit of elgy.
Who was the man who had informd
igalisI miiie? W'hiat (d(1 lie know? Tli
nor' I thoulight aboult it the imore in
viel! lieclime 1mly anxiety. Suddenly I
ooled Ilp and saw white tents. I
wal. once by the looks of the Cm11111
that it contained one or two coi) paleIt'
if envalry. There was a railroad bridge'
niear by, crossing what I knew to be
1'1:1 river. and I jidiged that the cnv.
ii:-y was giardh1iig tills bridge.
I h:41d frgottell m1y uliiuck(3y wolind
Inl -.s intent oil tle calip when,
miassin-. tu1er overhan 4ging branchies,
I still houi gh scraped my13, armi1, and 1
['i.I at once that it ha41 beeni injured. I
t4hl the cataini of lily fears, and we
halted ( iniake ani examination. Tak
ig ollf mly coat, there, its 1 expected,
was .1 stain < C fresh blood on lly shirt
"Y 1 ioi ned'tiit trouble yourself to mur
Ii- in," I remarked. "That wound is
I better eiemy than il ily others to
'h1e captain cast gianees about him
f'or a houlsp. Ile had' no Intention of'
inar11di11.nginv or being'a party Ind(l
'1tly to mlly death. While Ie was
iin a r of tIe surrounding
"ounitry I wvas twisting miy hlanldker
Alief' ahove the wouid.
"Canl you get to that p1 ltat ion':'" lie
I looked up1) an1d saw a large niiior
1ioulse about half a mille distant, wvith
its tumtkllig rows of negro bults.
We monited andt r'od~e oni and in a
f'ew minute's i)assedl into the gaiteway
bet Iween impoi(sing stonie pos5ts, proceed't
ing by a winiding wayi to the hiouse,' I
wais gladt to dlimounit 1and4 get inside
he spmeious hall out of' the suni. Thler'e
I 5:1 t down Wa an 1.1 ol fasioned) hai r
cloth lmahogany- sofa.
A numbiiier 01' whIte and( niegro chili
iren, w ho were? playling together as5
i'ontenitedly a1s If the lliekalies~i(- were'L
114t tile prop1erty3 o1' theIr fair sk~iinned
phriyinnies. stoodh ga inig at me1. A slimli
man11~I wih a determinied miouthi, at t he
L'ornersl' of wieb c were mar1 ks of toa
bne''o juilee--hie turnied ouit to lbe ani
vers1er- -:11n etiual ly thIn elderly wo
ni:11n, whoium 1 had1( heard aiddlressed as
.\i 1s P'inklecy, and1 a1 quadroon girl
my13 he:14l restinhg aga ist the sofa imlek,
wealk and despon81)Ident. Suddenl 11y downi
a 14 prt3'ty ova face and14 an1 olIve coml
ple'xion4, from11 whiCh Iwo aulmiond shiap
d1 ieyes lashed?& at nme and( thei groupII
11h4ut me14 w~ith the gulute'ssenee 01' as
;ther'a in a way pe.~cu1lir to herself, she
"T'he gent lemnan's lein'ig fromi a
1(ound( in thie arm11, MISS Jack,"' sahI the14
hluadrlooni g11'1.
"Who is lie? WVhat is lie? Is lie go
ng to die?" Shie fired1 the words as If
hey wer-e blle'ts.
"'Jaqu lieo,"' 1)ut 11n the e'lery Iadiy
alled Miss P'inkley, "don't ask so many13
Luen'tion1s at once." Thelin she w-ent up
tali's, remarkiug thlat she would bring
er smielhinig salIts.
etI," I said, smi ling enicouragingly at
he young glirl wh'ose Interest I had ex
1(ted. "I recelved a wound a few days
go and hlave had very bad luck with
t. Anything that 1hits mn never fails
o strike the t~lende spot."1
"Why don't you lie down? Cynthia,
|0 get pillows."
Cynthia, the quadroon girl, was en
aged at that moment trying to drlv.
tway the children anid dId not at onec
"Cynthia, go get ilillows!" r'epeated
IBSs Jaqueline, stamllping her foot.
It occuirred to mec that this younlg4
I1rl possessed an unriiVdled disposition.
'ynit hia, who wals doubtl ess used to
aer mistress' way of speakin#, went
or1 thle Illhows, and whlen they arrived
liss Jiack made414 mei lie. diown, whether 4
wuld or noat, and14 covered(' me with a
hlawi, spinkling mec ail lie whIle wvith
uch a warm shower (If (devotion thlat,
[esplte her'i li'ate order1 to her maid1(, she
Lookinug out through thle hall (1001, I
awi a fat mian bestide a lean hiorse,
Ilth F4ad~dlhangs, wiping the peirsph'a
Ion fronm hiIs face anad ridin lg ull to thie
aller'y. IIe dilsmounited and~ enlt~leed,
tutling for breathI, and1( proved to he a
unatriy dloctor. Puttinug onl a grna ve
rice, lie exailned nmy wound ciIticall~y
ndl made(1 gr-eat ado1 at dreOssin~g and1(
anidaginig it, then delivered1 the~ usuaul1
dlmonItIonl. Ie depiarted, leaving mrio
rlne on the sofa Mss Jack, bsides .-e
Ther Woris Greates1
For all forms of fever take JOHNSON'S
times better than quinine and does in a a
do in 10 days. it's splendid ouros are in a
made by quinine. COSTS 0 CENTS
ALildsteringto wants that wero no. cl
vanted, devising schemes to meet re- b
urements that were not required.
luddenly the two guards attracted her
ttention. They had been in tho hall bi
ver since my. arrival, but had not un
11 this moment excited her antago- yj
lism. y(
"What are you doing here?" Though b
ier words were spoken sharply, her
rolco was soft and inusical. d(
"On guard," replied one of the men. r(
"This isn't your house. Go away
'om here." A
"Hain't got no orders." 8
"I give you orders." Fire was be. y
rinning to dart from her eyes.
I interfered. "They are only doing
heir duty." e
"They have no right in this house." h
"But if you drive them out they will (
ake me with them." d
"Will they?" I1er manner changed.
'Never mind1," she said to the guard. i
'Please don't leave us. I wouldn't have e
you go for the world. You're oulto i
Drnamental, one On one amo ex.~ 4n ,
door, the other on the other side, like I
statues, men at arms in castle halls." tl
The men looked at each other fool
Ishly and grinned. The girl went up to t4
one of then and asked him to let her It
examine his carbine. le did not quite i
like to let it go, but she took it without I
saying "by your leave." it
"What a funny gun! How short! s
How nany tines can you lire it olf?
I wonder if I could shoot with it!" a
She brought it uip to her shoulder
and, after pointing it to the wall, lev- ti
eled it first at one m,%ian, theni at the
other. They both looked a trifle nerv- I
ous, but said nothing. Then she inade e
a m1io' oi to cock it when the muzzle
was covering one of the men, and he 1l
protested. She burst into a iuerry r
laugh. t
"What a brave man! Can't stand t!
being pointed at by a girl! Ever in a V
battle? What's it like?"
The soldier made no reply, but reach- C
ed for his carhine and seemied very 1
much relieved when she suffered him e
to take it. There was no more play, for 1
at that moment we heard the sound of b
horses' hoofs, and, looklug out through 1
the hall doorway, I saw two iiieni riding t
up to the house. The one was Captain I
Beaumont, the other '.'oin Jaycox, the
bitterest of all my Tennessee enemies I
and upon whom I had visited itost 1
sunniary punishmient for the part lie I
had taken in the massacre. In another 9
minute they had dismounted and as
cended the steps of the gallery, then
caine rapidly through the hall. Cap- 1
tain Beaumont's appearance denoted t
that there was something on his mind \
of great moment. ills companion luin- a
bered along beside hin with the ap- r
pearance of one looking for something
or some one of peculiar interest to c
him. He was a short, thieksct man In r
corduroy trousers, a double breasted t
vest, open, no coat and a broad brim- 1
med straw hat, the hue of wvhich indi- I
cated that it hand served for- several I
sumniiers. Ills nose had been br-oken, i
and he had lost an eye. A (-oarse, stub- l
by, browno and gray beard grewt on his
('hini. An uglier spechnien - the poorC
white of thie south could scarcely bo
iingined, and~ the miomienit I saw h, im.i
kniowing of his enmity for me, I gave
myself' up for lost.
"Thier-e lhe is." said( Captain leauin
"I reckoned so," replied the other.
"lie's yo' nian."
"Who is lie?" asked Mllss JTack quick
hy. '
"A renegade fr-onm the south, an aho
lition bound, one o' our- east T1enniessee
dogs. What lie's domn hy3ar I dunno.
but I reckon lie's on some (irrn it fo'
the Yankee glneral at M1urfreesboro."
Suddenly nil tihe careless, ind~olent( de
meanor o1' the capta in deserted hiun.
WI th true sout hern llpulse, wvithiout
stopping to investigate (lie charge, he
was fir-ed by3 (lie story3 that lie hlcd ini
his hand1s one wtho, thiough~ a souith.::-u.
or. wsas hunmtinmg informnation for the '!e.1
tested Yankwes.
"Guard :" he (enthel.
T1he t w~o inen-i:; m- approache.
vaint to see I-im ::g:;
thiis order meantmt. I Lual I e-::u'l it io
.in ('ase of 0ou1Lm ::w and hnew th ii 11 r
was. Iii' the f-in ie whih-l orideus wa.
givenu to~ tai en in eiii i shio ac be iin.
Many3 a gi m-.I1lhi recei v'~ h is se-ntem' -c n
in those wvon-is.
"'Catain," I criled. "if you shoot ine,
yo wvill commiiit i iimuler! 'Thal trian"
-1)1oit ig to thle lrut e hiesleeii himi-"is it
the real mudere-. I know hiimi well.
sawt him shiootling down wvoienmi d t
3hlldr-en. I saw imi"--- I stopp~el
shiort. Tihere wa~is tin tie-redlosus i-oo I
)n the (enptain'us fatece. I kiiew tha ;ur eri-C
iceuiser had1( hiis cenifid (ec. I reii c tl~~(
lihit denlalIs an md couniteir ui(nsiioins
ver-e expleceted fr-omi one ini imy postitiin tt
indl would havi e no weight. si
Jiatjueline, though she coruld niot have in
ild~erstood the en ltn ii's ord(er, fromn wt
ny words a tie fromi my st rick en aip- i
)earance, recallzed (lie situatilon. She 01
itood paralyzed, hut only for- a nio. th
nenut. While the guiards were ad .J
'ancing towni ine she stole up to thec i-c
!aptain anid allppecd her aimrm thrioughi Cn
ds. Wheni lie looked downi at her, sheut w
vasn gazing up iinto his face with the ta
)erfectioni of coqiuetr-y. I watchied thue to
affect eagerly. Ills first expression was n
meif of surp-lrise; thien all sever-ity died( on
Liway. An amiused1 look followed, ini- 0f
sled with admiriatlin, and1( at last hie in
3roke into a pleasanut smIle. WI
-- . so
HAVE seen men dilsarmled in vari-o
ouis ways, by arguimnt, fear, s
force, but nievei- have I seen one0 s0
quickly vaiiqulied as lie who was
ihout to rush imc off to execution, ills tii
nitended net wais miost unwiiarranited
mdi hiad hie been lInduiced to refirain hy l
ogleal arguments I shiouldI not have yv
)Ceen surpi-ised. Ilut JIaqueline knew st
mothing of loic or thae mn,.it8 of ter
L FeYr kediC1
Ingloslow u 0iio cannot I
king contrast to tlie feeble cures
se. She used no plea; she conquered
F at look.
"Whiat a queer mal"
"Who-I 7" The captain's smile
"Queerest man I ever saw. What d<
), want to take him away fo'? Don'
o' know lie's wounded, and we just gc
in fixed lp?"
"You don't mean- it!" lie spoke i
ferentially as if the Information we.
ally a surprise to mill.
"Don't want ever to see imn agal.
7iat at grumpy thing you must I
upp)ose I'd say I wanted never to
u again?"
"You'd break my heart."
All this was not to the liking of:
iptain's comupanion. "Well, capt:.
i? put in, "what yo' golti ter d:
olin ter let him lay thar ter be -edl
led by the faibly?"
"Yo' hiush!" * crie( .1(Jueline.
iddenly flashing eyes. Tihe inan
.1 back. Possibly lie was unut
ichl quitick transitions. "Yo' call
im 1viy till his ari get.
'pose lie bleeds to death? Yo
Is blood on yo' hands. .J ust
Considering that, they I
take tme out and shoot
ig Was, to say the I
very one burst Into a
could hardly refrain:
miyself, notwitistan
"You certainly don't
gross bhunder, ca lptia
You canl at least give a
"ieekon I can refer
en(1(1 till rt ers," lie repli.
yes oil .laquelline.
It was a dellcnte scale t_ .
fe a1nd death lin wartime aa;..
41U11red only ia feather's weight to
urn-j It. It had been tuirned for the
1ie and turned effeettially. The guards
Ire ordtred back, and the captahl
aunteri'l away with my accuser, Who
xpostulated as they passed out of the
oise oil to the gallery. Pulling a
Iga out of hlls pocket. Captii l eau
lolt sat Iovnl iln a rocklting chair aid
egani to simiokeI as traniuiIly as If' liotii
g had lit appenied, listelin ag colpt '
o the rullian w Iho was tryIng to ;et
itiu to shoot tue. But Bleautnont was
ow as difficult to Imove, as Imper
urbable, as lie hadt(] bnii bef'ore irate,
nid .aycox fit last velt awaly disap
oiited. Ile gave mi a maligiimit
lance ef'ore gon,-g, which said plaInly.
'I'll fix you yet."
The ('Jaltllli colitilited sitting Vhere
e was, lils head restI ig on the back or
lie rocker, looking dreamilly up at the
raving branches of' a ilarge tree set
gainst the blue sky. Supper was
endy. and Jaiqueline, taking a row.
vent out and, fixing it lin a butionholi
1' his coat, led himll In to the dliin og
oom1. Before passing out or sight she
utined and gave tue a Ieaulu1ig gkmce,
.ceom.pani~ed by a wry face at her co
anIon. As the captain's back was
urnied It was safe for' me to idulge In
smil11. Indeed, I fear I could htardly
anve refr'alned had his faco been to
ard 1me. ThIs little Jaquelie was
'ertalnly unique.
WhIle they wvere at supper I was de
iberating upon the situatIon. It was
v~ident that my old enemIes had either
tumbyled upon me or had learned of
ny presence in north Alabama and
v'ere bent on my destruction. It was a
lesperate case. I was an offioer in the
Jnlon army, within the enemy's ktnes,
a citizen's dress and In that enemy's
iands. I was bounded by men who
vould not scruple to use any meanis to
~et mue in their power. If I did not es
~ape from the Confederates, I shotd
uang; If I did escape, I should be mwr
Presently Jaqueline and the captai~n
~ame out from the supper room, Jaque
ine In advanice, the captain's eyes fixed
n the pretty figure before him. Jaque
Ine was very graceful, vei$ dainty.
ier every motion was charmi. sheo
vaa 'so light on her feet that dhe seceln
d scarcely to touch the g'rotmud. Though
he walked,.she danced, while her eyL'
anced with her body, hem' lips wearing
perpe'tual smIle. Once she took tiro
r three steps, turning half au'ound--a
iere suspielon of a dance, a delicious,
Intallzing bIt, hIke a 811) or rare wilne.
"I'd like to mteet yo' Iin a ballroom,"
amarkted the captint languldj.
"Whly so?"
"Yo' would dauce beautIfully. Yo'd
lake a charlmilng partner."
"I call sIng."
"Can you ?"
"Yes, and 1p1ay3. One (My3 I was play
ig Ginger's ban ljo behinld the1'1 ll.
apa called, 'Yo' Ginge'r, stop tha In
rial twantgi ng!' WVa s' t 'it uny?''
She hiaughed. Thle caipti n Ilughod.
hauighed. Thiere w~ias somtIn 1It very3
itchIng about thle little misix thatI ne
let, of us could i'estst.
le sotia onl wuhib'l, wa~'s lyhig andii in
sted1 onl the capltaint seatling hiself
ould have It 8o, and1( thle man1 whoV 1
alf an hlour' bef'ore had( ordered mie
It to bte shot was sittinug by mue as
ouigh we' were excel('letnt frienids.
Iliielin1e 5'i s 'ated hel('(f in a r'ocker dl
etly in vtew' of ho0 Ih mys'elf andh lhe
1tain Iland1(, roctkIig v Igolrusly all thle
bile, chatt11ed lIke a amagple. 'Thie cap
Iin 5etth'dl hitimself w'iti hIs comn
rtabIl(' seait, asked periion0 to
(' clgar, inisted otn my1 atmokling It.
('Ours'e I refulsed(, but he was too
ont i'y well bred'( to smoke It himulseif
Ithout antother01 for me1. MIs Jac k
Ived the problemi by standllig befor'e
im wIth ai lighted tmatch t-IIli e wats
reed to yld.
l'hien fromn wlthout canme thle flzigle
a han11jo. Jalqueline caught Ithe
11nd( anid at ood llstenlug, her head
1sd1 0on 0110 side, 11er ey'es sparklintg
though forgetful of everything save
'hat's "'he Blonnly Blue IlagI'"
C e'xclatied, atnd she hummted the a
urda in a swveet though b~y no twia
'on~g volee. As she went on she sang
ther than hhnnm~a bAOfl-v- mo'
nd more antinated, keeping tilueby
Attting her foot on the floor. I glanced
t the captain. Ile was looking at her
dmirlngly, the charm enhanced at
icaring a war song dear to every Con
ederate soldier given with so much
pirit by such an attractive creature.
Suddenly the inusle stopped.
"Don't you like music?" asked Jaque
ile of the captain. "I do; I love it."
"I like i when wirbled by such at.
rnet ive~-. replied the officer.
'hun !:e Lbn;jost without played a
qminih h ou:re. JaqueiineIs body be
'3111 to vibrate; but, though alive in ev
. y liin., she did not dance. There
'as something tantalizing in a prom
- I (reat that wats not realized.
Onneel" cried the captain, an ex
lint look in his handsome eyes.
S:iinlii Ii"
S'. ' ease." I put iW.
As nbid that has been soaring slow
. in its expected course, Jaqueline
Pan:'vd froi colllintrative rest to ino
I ii another iloient she was nov
bihout the hall with improvised
aP though dillcing was, to use
,!,ixl-al expression, her normal
II of res-t. She floated, drooped,
ted, kin :1g timne with her
I arms,. I. r whole body. For
ai s i"J 'Qllelted that I forgot
t the dance, and when I be
l.Nyscif to look at the captaim
y to ree that the thrall Jaque
Wen weaving about him was
ley Lad entered the hall
looking at her severely.
- - 'pq)ped as suddenly as if
moved by electricilty and
L I been turned off.
* 'd at yo'," said the lady.
(! acquiLntauce of these
y this afternoon, and
ancing befo' them as if
abrette in a theater."
iadain." I interposed, "you
. a of tile pleasure she has
She would be a grand sue
-y stage."
,o' think so?" queried Jaqueline
.&Iphantly. "I'd love to dance oin
*e stage."
"Juiueline" again cried Miss Pink
"What's the )&arm, auntle? I'm not
on the stage."
"Yes, but you want to be. To think
of'- a Rutland on the stage! Yo' pa
would be mawtifled to death."
She passed up stairs, and Jaqueline
began again to rattle on in her singular
way. Suddenly it struck her that she
wanted Ginger's xinjo, and, calling
Cynthia, she sent her for It. Then,
after testing the strings, she began to
play and sing. The imusle was light,
but sweet, being composed chiefly of
those unique negro melodies born under
the slave system as delicate plants
RQiptim spring up among polonous
Without warning she put the baujo
Qo*n and began to talk again, skipping
from ubjoet to another, astoulsh
k)4g us her confildences9, souletline~s
askiug questiis, but seldom waiLting
for tui answer. l'restitly I spoke of
my stay with tl. Stant'orths.
"The tanforths!" she cried. "Do
you knoW 'eln ?"
"Yes. Do you?"
"Ongsht to; they'r iy cousins. Did
you see Minerva?"
"Her real nam Ile Is Ii (lenl. We caled
her M inorva at school0. 1 went to school
wVith her' two yearis. She's older than I
I, though."
"'1 have met Mliss I I(eln Stanforthi."'
"'If you irefer to thle younllg lady we
nuet today,'' thle caaini r'entarke'd,
"sesa very beauii tiul andl' high bred
w~ornu.~ Inuc~h bike our' (Gowght bau-t
"S~.he knows everylthin1g" said .Ja'iue
line; ''"th'kgy, gi ology, b iology, psy-'
chology. A ny Ilnore ofI 'elln4'"
".1liat's julite ellottgh,'" 1 ainliittecil.
"Did youi see. iBuk ?"
"Friendily! [huck was biorni to be
"'What tnntketi you thin1k that?"
"'Most fliry, p(estiferous11 little Imup yo'
ever' sawVl D~oesn't stop ait any1thinlg."
"Mere lashes sf a stron0lg naturiie.
When lie growki upl, hll contrlol it an id
be all tile stroniger' for it."
''Think so't li e was black and I
owned bhim, l'dl have hhnl whlipped
every day."
A colored wolnan carne In and toldl
the captain that Miss [PInkley prceent
'd her conevliments, and a r'ooln wats
rhintks the wife, to have the wedding ring
di> frotu the finger. "Solnethling is'going (
Soiething is haPfening Th''lat ring
:ould hardly be pulled frotn the finger
ivheti it was Qut there a few years ago.
Now it shp fl0 f by Its ownl weight. I low
nk the finget s havec grown ! And the(
lngers don't gro'w tin alonec. HIow thin1
.1e AIco IS and how thlin the on1ce in~np
ortn. Aliiiost tlicotisciottsly thel wife
as been fading and1( wasting away. 'Thei "
It'renigth gi ven to chlidrenh has never been
eguinoed. D~rains whicih shold hlave- b)en
to)pped hiavelbeenl ne{giected.
htISA acoiInIon expeLrienice with
'oznou, utnless sontie friend hlas shlared
with thruni thle secret of the strenlgthenling
md hleahnlg power of Dir. Pieroe 'siFavorite
rescri ption. It regulates the periods,
Ides the drains whIich undertnine thC(le M
Itrenlgth1.1 hensiflaturnlation and( nilcera- ho
ion suul eltres femllale w'.eakness. It linakes
be Ilahy's advent practically paniniess and( sy
rives vigor and vitality to nulrshing Iluothers.
Cwrd cannoI3t tell hlow. grate'ful I am12 for
'our kind adivice and good tlnedicineCs," write'
4rs. Johti Cooke, of 11 tihgs, Norltumbherlando
o., Onltrio. "I have heen) in poor hiealthI for "
aur year:s back and thjis spring got so lhad I ~~
oubtdnot doumy work. I wenit tot hO d1octor and
itsidIha iceration 8and Ialliug or the
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Fav'orite P'rescription.' I took five botiles andi
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> oTI4 to deceivo yoll ill thi1.
d " J11st-as-good9' are but;
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Lute for Castor Oil, Pare
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phaine nor ot her il arcotio
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Mothier's Friend.
gnature of
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er 30 Years.
kill 11) stalrs to on.e of the imin chaim
ers Inl the center of the house, then
onlducteil[lme through a hiall to a wing
nd uishered mle iuto thle a1partmlent Inl
-tiled for me.
jere I, is Imauk?"
"Certainly, sit, with pleasure. No
'ouble at all."' Alnd. pulling out a thick
>l of Coifederate bills, he tossed them
verl to tile.
"Captain," I said, pushing back the
ills, "I don't need money. I only
'anted to see if it were possible for a
n1.1 to order another out to be shot in
le afternoon and d(o bJO it favor In the
venll g."
"Aly dear sir," lie replied, "permit
1' to apologize f'or 1113' hasty netlon. I
ivO yo' the word of it Geowgia genitle
min 1.1m1t had not that clelightful crea
Ire interposed I shoul now deeply
-gret the exeon 11(1of 01 illy order."
"You I110:11 Illy (' clltioll."
"yo' very good hevalth,. sir, and that
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"Now. eujuin." puIn lJaquellne b)(- 0l
rore Ih Ite oi(cvr cold reply, "let tihe poo' e
manl go to limd."
"F"0' y-O' '4k1'?" he ulSked, looking at
wle with1 n lxpressmil half adinlriig,.
hnlf coiical.
"io' ny sake. fo' y-o' sake, fo' every- tj
-.v'1 sa ko ".9
She weNNilt upiIn front of imi1 an1d, pu1t
ring her little oval face w'itlui a few
Iclies of Nis. brought her lnapping
'ys 1to heair oni hiand11111 stood waiting
rui Iis dlecisoion.
"Well, I reckon I inust let yo' have
yo' way. Yo'Le too pretty to (ua'l
She elappe'd her hands. "I knew It!
I ovei.lieust m11an I eder'u mtot! Too1~ sweet
The enptn In Hmilled t hat pleasant, Inj. b
lolentI siolle of' hiis, looking at meu at$
thei isame I ime, as much as to say , 0,
"What a delielously 0(dd crturetit!' c
while .Jaquelln d1 (isappeare as( isudil- dI
:len13' as8 an1 tretss w ho had( fnished
her' parLt. Ginger' camne iu wi'th a de.
ranter and glasses, which hie p)lalced onr
the table. Th'Ie captaIn sat down be -
l'ore the wIne and invIted mue to joIn
"Miss Rutland Is co'tainly a daInty
little thing," he said as lie took the
stopper from the decanter and filled
Dur glasses.
"She certainly is."
"Most charming creature I ever
"What a soubretto she would make!"
"Ravishing! F~ili yo' glass, sir, Rav
Ishing. Do yo' know, I never saw mo'
grarceful dancing on the stage?"
"Nor I."
"And what a sweet little voice!"
"Tihe notes of a bird."
By this time I had made up my mindj
that it would be impossible to get the
captain on any other subject than
Jaqueline, and he talked of her the restp
of' the evening--Indeed, till he had fini-U
shed the decanter. I could -not but
be amused at the transition Jatqueline
hiad. wrought in his treatm nent of ate.
it occuirred to mec to test lils good na
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