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MY SUBSTITUTE i
SOCIAL FEUD MADE HISTORY. H -r T- B wasn't really -what is known in military parlance as a substitute, but I always regarded him as such. A notice was tacked up at the foot of the steps lead ing to the little hall In Kingston. Tho crooked characters, laboriously formed, proclaimed to the world that a com pany would be formed on a certain night. Without any previous intention whatever of being present at the meet ing, I strolled to the village that even ing and mechanically ascended the steps; not that I had any intention of enrolling none In the world. Kate and I had been married but three months, and I knew It would break her heart if I left her then. And. besides, my profession required my constant atten tion. IÍ things had been so I could have gone I would have been among the first to put down my name I guess I would. Still, impelled by some mar velous fascination, I wandered in. My old friend Trout man, a fellow whom I bad tolerated with a sort of xiatrouiz ing Indifference, was making a vigor ous speech, and the listeners howled approval at everything he said, though, goodness knows, it was dull enough to violate any rule of oratory. But I sup pose to their untutored ears it sounded .very fine. At its conclusion Troutman Invited every one who wanted to join the company to come forward and sign the roll. A rush was made to the front. I started to go out, when that chump of Troutman announced that one more man was needed. He waited, and I no ticed several glanced at me. It was rath er impertinent, but you couldn't expect anything better from people with such raising. I looked over in a corner and my eyes rested on Jack Hastley. - He, too, was gazing at me, with a straight look of contempt. I was about to repri mand the unmannerly beings for their Insolence, when Hastley, with a curious glance at me, walked to the register, took up the pen and completed the list by signing his name. I met him out Bide, drew him to a corner and handed him $30. He took it and thanked me with a little more feeling than I thought one of his breeding could exhibit. Then I noticed that he wasn't such a bad looking fellow after all. He had a broad forehead, clear-cut mouth and nose, dark, intelligent eyes, and then he had a resolute air about him that made you think he was something of a man, even if he was a pauper. When he looked at me that night there was something of such expressive earnest cess in his face that I almost forgot his position in life. Well, the volunteers were called out, and Kate and I went to the depot to Bee them off. She burst into tears when Hastley got on the train , and waved his hand, but I suppose it was because she was thinking of that poor old father and mother he was leaving behind. After that came the Santiago fight and some of the Kingston volunteers got hurt. 1 was sittisg In my study and my thoughts reverted to "my sub." It was a warm night and all the win- been under fire before, and I believe I would have gone back if it hadn't been for the brave fellows around me. We rushed on. tore down those damnable barb-wire fences, and I began thinking we would soon be at the top aod give a rousing cheer for the American flag, when I was struck, I think, by six Mauser bullets. One passed directly through my heart." I jumped out of the chair and ex claimed: "What on earth do you mean? You must be mistaken, Jack; how in the mischief did you recover so soon?" "O, I didn't recover," he said, coolly; "I am here yet" I shivered and moved away from him. Then he went on: "That's what I came to see you about, Will. You're about the only man I've . . ... . .T W'ííííí' MT THOUGHTS KKY-LKTKD TO "SIT SUB." I "GOD BLESS YOU, WILL; THAT IS GOOD OF TOU." dow8 were up. I don't know how he 1 got In, there was no noise of the door opening, but when I wheeled my chair to the desk I saw seated opposite nie the subject of my meditation. I was naturally somewhat astonished, but welcomed him as courteously as I could under the circumstances. He gated wearily around the room. His complexion was a curious mixture of pallor and sunburn. His face was much thinner than when 1 had seen it last, and he had the appearance of one who had been about starved to death. K's eyes roved constantly, but they locked lustre and intelligence. I told him I was glad to see him and asked him how the boys were. He jumped all preliminary movements and began de scribing the attack on San Juan and EI Caney Heights. His voice sounded strangely unfamiliar, but I attributed It to his rough experience. "It won't do to say those Spaniards can't shoot," he went on, "tiecuuse as we went up the air was as full of bul lets as bees around a hive. I had never an- claim on, and I want you to do me a favor." Then I noticed the sunken condition of the eyes, and that his lips never moved while. he was talking. He abruptly asked: "Where's Kate?" I flushed at the familiar method of referring to my wife, and coldly told him I supposed she had retired. He looked disappointed and said, as if in a hurry to change the subject: "What I want. Will, is this: They have got me planted on the side of one of those clay hills down there along with a lot of the bravest boys in the world, but I want to come home. That : hill will wash away in' a short time, and I don't want my bones mixed up with the trash that will go down the gully. I want you to go down there and hunt me up, and bring me north. There is a photograph if they haven't torn my clothing off fastened to the shirt. You will know who it Is. And then there is a great tear on the left arm from the band clear to the elbow. That was made by the barb-wire. There are two bullet holes through the' left leg, one through the right shoulder, one near the right knee, and one through the heart. There may be oth ers that struck after the last one was iired. "I want to be laid alongside sister Grace" his voice shook through the thin lips "and then some one may some time come out there to the little -cemetery and put a flower or two over us. I know mother will and I hope some one else. I have had a hard life. Will, and a few months before I went to the war I passed through one of those experiences that stay with a man. You know what I mean. She was very kind, and I loved the very air she breathed. Of course, she was away above me. She married and I well, I died. No, I'll not tell you who she is, but I want to be where she can come if she's amind. I almost fancy that I could feel those footsteps near me. Will you do this for me. Will? I know it's asking a lot of you to make that long trip, but remember, you couldn't have got out of it that night if I hadn't taken your place." And as I made him the solemn prom ise to faithfully execute his wish a glad smile stole over his face, and he glided from the room. I told Kate the next day that Jack Hastley had been killed at Santiago, and that I intended to go south, recover his body, aud bring it home for inter ment in our own town cemetery. I ex pected nothing else but a storm of pro tests, ending in a fit of weeping. But there was nothing of the sort. At first she turned deadly pale and sank in a chair. Then she arose and walked to ward me, and placed both hands on my shoulders, and said: "God bless you, Will; that Is good of you." Then I knew who the girl was that poor Hastley had loved and lost. How Pretty Peg? O'Neill Blasted Cal houn's Presidential Ambition. An exciting quarrel between a Presi dent and chieftains of bis party began soon after Jackson went to the White House. In this feud Calhoun was the principal figure on the anti-Jackson side. The quarrel was incited by two causes Jackson's discovery that Cal houn, who was Secretary of War in Monroe's Cabinet, was hostile to Jack son during the Florida war, In Mon roe's days, and the refusal of the wife of Calhoun and those of the members of Jackson's Cabinet in 1S2ÍJ to recog nize Mrs. Eaton, wife of Jackson's Sec retary of War, socially. The origin of the social war which changed factors in politics, and indi rectly resulted !n the formation of the Whig party, was this: John H. Eaton, a personal friend of Jackson, was appointed by Jackson Secretary of War, and took his seat in the Cabinet In March, 1829, on Jack son's entrance into the White. House. Eaton a few months earlier married Mrs. Timberlake, whose maiden name was Maragret I, O'Neill (commonly called Peggy O'Neill), a woman of great beauty, of some accomplishments, and of unbounded ambition. She was the daughter of a Washington tavern keeper. Gossip had been free with her name during her wedded life with Timberlake, and when, after Eaton's marriage to her, and the Intelligence that he was to be a member of the Cab inet reached the public, some of Jack son's friends told him that Eaton's en trance into the Cabinet would cause some embarrassment in the administra tion, Jackson, who was creditably slow to believe anything ill of a woman, re-' sponded that Mrs. Eaton was not to be In the Cabinet, He made it known to his personal friends immediately after the administration began that he de sired that Mrs. Eaton should be accord ed all the courtesies to which her sta tion entitled her. The wife of Vice President Calhoun and the wives of all the members of the Cabinet who had any wives refused to recognize. Mrs. Eaton. Jackson took up her cause with his usual energy, and the question en tered politics. Van Buren, the Secre tary of State, had no wife (he was a widower). He had no daughters. He was thus free to extend to Mrs. Eaton the conventional courtesies, which he did with the dignity and grace for which he was noted. This made Van Buren's political for tune. There had been keen rivalry be tween Calhoun and Van Buren pre viously for the succession to Jackson in the Presidency. The Democratic party was Invincible, and the man who got the Presidential candidacy was certain of election. Jackson was the party's dictator. Calhoun, by his position as Vice President, and by his prominence In the party, was popularly believed to stand next in the line to Jackson. In the first year or two of Jackson's first term Jackson's feeble health was thought to be a barrier in the way of his acceptance of a nomination for a second term, and Calhoun was popular ly supposed to be his political heir. The discovery, through the Crawford dis closures, of the unfriendliness of Cal houn for Jackson in ISIS, in the Mon roe Cabinet, and the quarrel which the Mrs. Eaton incident brought, destroyed this hope. Van Buren's championship of Mrs. Eaton's cause endeared him to Jackson. Van Buren's call upon Mrs. Eaton at her residence had mighty political con sequences. Like the shot of the "em battled farmers" at Concord bridge, the sound of the silver knocker touched at Mrs. Eaton's door by Martin Van Buren wns heard round the world, or at least round that part of the world comprised in the United States. As a result of the Peggy O'Xeill war (supple mented in Calhoun's case by the Craw ford disclosures) Calhoun was shut out from the Presidency, was dwarfed from a national into. a sectional figure, and his brooding over his effaceuient probably assisted in inciting that sys tem of political philosophy out of which resulted secession and civil war. Eaton aud Van Buren resigned in April, 1S31, in order to facilitate a general recon struction of the Cabinet, which would free Jackson from the husbands of the wives who had disregarded his Eaton ukase especially of Ingham, Secretary of the Treasury; Branch, Secretary of the Xavy; and Berrien, Attorney Gener al. The country was convulsed, a large fragment of the Democratic party was cast off and united with the elements which founded the Whig party three years later, and that party received a strength which it would not otherwise have gained at the outset St Louis Globe-Democrat. MAKING MIRRORS. In H?r Honor. There Is no surer way of flattering one woman Uian by speaking slight ingly of another. She takes all you detract from the rest of her sex to be a gift to her. Beauty Is but skin deep, but homeli ness measures twelve luches to Uis foot One of This Country's Industries of Which Little Is Known. The mirror making industry In the UniteJ Suites employs more than 2,0410 persons, and the product is valued at about ?8,000,000 a year. The first step in the manufacture is the adjustment of a smooth stone Jable. Around this table, which can lie canted to one side by meajis of a set screw beneath, Is a groove. In which mercury may flow and drop from cue corner into bowls. The I table is made perfectly level, and then I tinfoil Is carefully laid over it covering ' u greater space than the gin to be "outed. The melal hi then poured from Indies upon the foil till It is neatly a quarter of an. inch deep, being pre vented from flowing off by a strip of glass placed along three sides of the f oiL From the open side is slid on the plate glass, whose advancing edge la kept In the mercury, so that no air or floating oxide of the metal or other im purities can work in between the glass and the clean surface of the mercury. When its desired position has been reached it is held until one edge of the table has been raised, and the super fluous mercury has run off. It Is left for several hours, and then placed upon a frame, the "back" by this time being covered with the amalgam, which ad heres to it. After the amalgam be comes hard the plate is ready for use. Mirror making Is generally thought to be dangerous on account of the injury to the health of the operators from the fumes of the quicksilver, but the figures collated by the insurance-companies do not appear to sustain this belief. St Louis Globe-Democrat Holliroot, St. Jolins ana Sprineenrille EXPRESS. DAVID K. UDALL, Proprietor. TIME TABLE. LeaTs Holbrook daily except;Sunlay9, 3 Woodruff ! ArriT Station Lear. Station Concho St. Johns j Ar. Springervill Leave " St. Johns ; " Concho " Station ! ArriTt Woodruff I LeaTS ' ! Arrive Holbrook Monday! 1 " 11 " 7 Sundays 7 2 i 7 Mondays 1 11 00 p.m .30p.ni :00 am 00 a. ib 00 am :00a.m :00 p.m :00 a. ra 00 p.m :00 p.m :30 p.m :O0 a.m 30 a.m :00a.m I PASSENGER FARE. ,' Holbrook to Woodruff i Concho " St. Johns j " Springerville I ROUXD TRIP Holbrook to Woodruff and return. I " Concho " j . St. Johns j " Springervill " 4 68 t to 9S .....II 0 II 09 UN The only Involuntary muscle com posed of red or striped fibers is the heart. There are three times as many mus cles in the tail of the -cat as there are In the human hands and wrists. In China may be seen oaks, chest nuts, pines aud cedars, growing In flow er pots, and fifty years old, but not twelve Inches high. The Chinese take the young plant, cut off its tap root, and place it in a basin of good soil kept well watered. Should it grow too rap idly they dig down and shorten several roots. Year by year the leaves grow smaller, and in course of time the trees become little drawfs. In the more Inaccessible parts of the Sierra Madre Mountains, In Northern Mexico, live a curious people called tha Tarahumaris. Many of them dwell In caves, but they have also small villages, all of which are situated about 8,000 feet above sea-level. The Tarahumaris are small in body, but possessed of much endurance. Their only food is maize, and they manufacture a drink called teshuin, from the same cereal. Their language Is limited to about 300 words, and they cannot count beyond ten. Last March a magazine containing 300 quarts of nitro-glycerine exploded, and much damage was done by the shock in the village of Wellsville, X. Y., about one mile distant. A week later another magazine in the same place, containing 00 quarts of nitro-glycerine, exploded, but altogether the shock was felt much farther away than be fore, no damage was caused except In the immediate neighborhood of the magazine. An explanation of the dif ference in the effects of the two explo sions is suggested by the fact that wheu the first occurred the ground was firmly frozen, but at the time of the second explosion a, general thaw had occurred. The astronomer, like other people, sometimes finds what he is not looking for. This is especially likely to happen in making photographs of the heavens. Many asteroids, and occasionally a comet, have been unexpectedly found in that manner. It now appears that a small comet, known as Chase's, was thus accidentally photographed on at least four plates which were exposed in November to catch the Leonid me teors. The comet happened to be near that point in the sky from which the meteors appear to radiate, and al though it was invisible to the eye, the faithful sensitive plates took note of its presence. The remains of a dwelling built on piles has been found on the shores of the river Clyde, in Great Britain, and is an undoubted crannog. This cran uog is fairly extensive, with a circum ference of 1S4 feet The piles are of oak, and show under the mud the dis tinct marks of such cuttings as a stone ax would make. The cross beams are of fir, birch and hazel. In the refuse mound the pastoral character of the dwellers was shown, for there were the bones of cattle and sheep. Many fire stones were found aud a whetstone. One Important discovery was made, which was a canoe, thirty-seven feet long, and cut from a single oak tree. The crannog is of decided archaeologi cal importance, because of its locality, and, with the flint and bone tools, it must belong to the Neolithic age. 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