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,.nT CHAPTER X.
It ! a charming morning, bright with
aonshir.e, as the captain of the "Merry
Hid" sighted Gibraltar;, the world was
three weeks older then thaD on that event
" fol da? Marvel for the first time possessed
' name. It had been three weeks of unal
loyed enjoyment to her, not a shadow
' having darkened the days that sped all too
" -swiftjy. She w with Fulke, and she
w happy. . Not that she saw much of
; hlni; hot she was quite content with the
knowledge that he was somewhere near;
and she had early learned mat cne wan
" mot to he a "trouble to him" which meant
bt she was not to break in upon his
-moods when he' appeared silent and dis
trait. And be was often so.
At Gibraltar they expected to receive
' anw i1ir r.nnera that Iniirht have
" " fceec forwarded to them; and Wriothesley, j
to T davs before they reached it, could
hardly restrain the cruel impatience with j
Xifcidch he looked forward to the news that
the society journals especially might con
tain. He could see the paragraphs de
acribing how Leonie looked as a bride
ch dainty detail of her wedding gown,
tie lixt of guests, the false nattering men
tion of the ancient groom.
It was all terrible to hitn, and the con
stant strain, the perpetual dwelling on the
eo subject, injured him both in mind and
body; he grew palp and thin, filled as he
waa with an undying love for one woman
and an undying remorse for another, un
til at last the pretty, laughing presence
ef Marrel grew insupportable to him.
Instinctively she felt this, but so vague
ly that it hardly rendered her uneasy; but
a desire to do something that should
please him, that should wiu her a smile,
incited ber to be the first to receive the
post when it arrived, and to carry it to
hliv herself. He might have thanked
her, she thought, for being the one to
bring him that post for which he had so
wearied; but he had thought of nothing
bot that stupid paper. She hoped she
would never see a number of it again; she
would always recollect the color of its
Meantime Wriothesley with a rapid
hand turned the panes. Here, there, be
looked for the dreaded announcement, bnt
aa yet saw nothing. The small society
paragraphs did not mention any fashiona
ble wedding in which her name stood
rorairently. He bad drawn a long breath
of curious relief, and had just turned a!
fresh fege half carelessly, when a heading
In large letters canght his eye:
8ndden Death of the Puke of Pawtry."
He read it three or four times; and,
having mastered it rather a trouble to
bint, because of the shock to his brain
he went on quietly reading the rest of
the article. Only a few word of it clung
to him. "On the eve of his marriage."
On the eve! She had not married him
then! And now she was free free! He
balf started from bis seat, forgetting all
things but that, and that he must go to
ber. Then memory returned in its full
power Marvel's face stood out before
him. and with a groan he sank back again;
then, leaning hi arm upon the table,
bia head fell forward on thru.
It was thus that Marvel found him an
bone later. She bad repented of her short-:
lived anger, and in a sweet, penitent mood '
bad come back to him. She saw at a
glance that it was the paper she bad given ;
him that was lying oen on the table be-:
fore her. Something in his attitude fright-;
cued ber and she came quickly to his side.
"Fulke, what is it?" she asked, nerv
utly, laying: her hand upon his shoulder.
He started, and looked lip, withdraw
ing sharply from her touch as he did so;
and she saw that his face was ghastly.
"Nothing," he said. "I leg you will not
wor-y me now. It is nothing."
"Do not speak to me Hkn that," she
flirted, trembling. "Tell Die your trou
ble let me try to comfort youl"
He pushed back bia chair and rose to
bia feet. There was a terrible expression
In his eyes as they rested on her.
"Yon," he said "you to comfort me
you who have been mj undoing! Go, I
tell you leave me; I must be alone V
"You mean" ihe began. She was
shivering from head to foot; hit manner
was so strange, so wild, that she waa quite
unnerved. "Fnlke, speak to me!"
"What have I to aay-what hare you
in bear except that I wonM I bad never
aeen you"' . There waa the bitter sav
agery of truth in his tone; be bad lost
II control oTer himself; but, when he had
dealt the blow, he felt sobered. "There
forgive me! I hardly know what I ay
s' told you to go," he said; and then wait
ed, knowing yet hardly caring for her
pain, so great waa his own.
She panned for a moment, as If turned
ta atone, and then went softly out of the
She felt stnnned, terrified; she crept
, slowly np the stair to the deck, where
- the salt breeze blew upon ber face, and
la strange, vague way created in ber a
desire for tears; but ahe repressed them,
ad, seeing a wicker chair on her right
hand, went to it and sank down wearily
among the cuabiona.
Her hands fell listlessly npoa ber lap,
nd ah stared out seaward with hot,
strained eyes, to see nothing bat a limit
less ocean all around her, and, above, a
cloudless sky. For, the first time the ex
- taltite. smiling beauty of nature seemed
i to ber repellent. Uh, for clouds, for rain,
for tempest, for anything save this heart
less brilliance! How bad she sffended
baa, that be should look like that what
fault committed, that be should say those
drettdful words? He bad said she waa
fjflf sDdolng." There was something
nrely; and It was la that paper the pa
per she had given bim last! Ob, how an
Jortaaate she was that hers should have
beet the haad ta wound! Hhe knew la
st Itetlvely that he waa hart past healing;
tart what was It?
The Mil aay tf arret found the paper
and tftfibaratety sea re bed It 8be felt
s W f-i r attached Itself to bef for
t- KlJtioHmr to fathom his secret;
( f r:it a5y t know for eertala thai
C jf Cr Stm hetwasa baa aa4 her.
She would make no mistake; she would
try fully to understand everything; that
afterward she might ! assured that she
had done no wrong hi act or thought by
The paper was considerably crumpled
on one page, as though a hand had in
voluntarily clutched it; and this she felt
was where the mystery lay. She scanned
the pace hurriedly, aud the large start
ling print of the first heading especially
attracted her notice. "Sudden Ieath of
the luke of Iawtry." She read and re
read it in silent wonderment, and then
the paragraph beneath; but Mrs. Scar
lett's name was not mentioned there, and
she scarcely knew what to think when
she bad come to the end of it. She knew
this, however that the reading of that
article bad caused hiin to look at her
with eyes full of hatred; and in a sorrow
ful, silent way she Wean to ponder the
best way of removing herself forever
from his sight.
All through the week she sought for
some excuse to offer him. but none came;
and at last she determined upon telling
him that she wished to return home. This
was partly the truth, though to return to
the old home to her beloved Towers
was more, she thought, than she could en
dure; and, if the marriage could be set
aside, as she hoped and believed with a
passionate misery that it could be, he
would be the last to wish her there.
At length, one day toward evening, she
sunimoued all her courage to her aid. aud
went to where he was, and, standing at
some little distance from him with her
folded hands tightly clasped, said, trem
ulously: "Fulke, may 1 go home?"
"What!" he said, as one thoroughly
amazed. His face changed, and he re
garded her with a searching scrutiny.
"What is it you want?"
'To go home," she repeated, with a
slight increase of nervousness this time.
He said nothing for a minute or two.
spent principally in thinking out her
words; and then, with a half smile:
"Tired of it so soon?"
"Yes, I am tired," she said, in a low
voice. Her head was bent, and she was
twirling her wedding ring round and
round ber finger in a little, sad, aimless
"Well, what Is It?" asked he. not un
kindly, though some sense of disappoint
ment was irritating him. . "There is some
thing else you want to say."
"1 wish I had not married you," she
The words came so qnietly and with
such calm distinctness that at first he
could hardly believe his ears. Then his
"That is a terrible thing to say. Are
yon quite sure ycu mean it?"
"Quite quite sure." She drew closer
to him. "Why should it be terrible?" she
asked. "The our marriage can be un
done, cau't it?"
It was Impossible not to see with what
overpowering anxiety she hung upon his
answer. It seemed to be a matter of life
or death to her this question as to wheth
er she would or would not have to live
the rest of her life as his wife. It was
scarcely a flattering thought, and he re
sentcd it surely. And could she indeed be
so foolish, so ignorant, as to have a doubt
on the subject? He looked at the pale,
childish face upraised to bis and saw that
It was indeed so; but, as he looked, he
misjudged the fear in the large eyes, and
failed to understand the misery that sad
dened the young life.
"I am afraid I must tell yon something
you will not like to hear," he said, very
gently. "Our marriage cannot be undone.
My wife you must remain until kindly
death releases you from me or me from
"How can there be soch a wicked law?
It is unjust horrible!" 8be clasped her
slender hands upon her bosom, "flow am
I to live," the cried, "with this weight
forever ou my heart?"
"'ou are unjust," said Wriothesley,
coldly. "I did not compel you to this
"No; that Is It," the tald, quickly, rais
ing her lovely, haggard eyes to bit. ,"It
wit I who made you marry me; I en
'.eated you, I begged yon oh, how could
I hare done it? not to leave me behind
alone; and bow now" with such a depth
of misery in the young voice at struck
coldly to bis heart "I am doubly alone!"
Remorse grew stronger within him. A
sudden awakening to the fact that be bad
sacrificed ber to his own revenge trou
bled him, and, though justice bad follow
ed bard upon the heels of that deed, and
his revenge had recoiled upon himself,
yet he could not fail to see that be bad
done ber an injury that was irreparable.
How could be have thought that a child
so reared and encompassed with love as
she had been would rest satisfied with the
barren existence be bad given her?
"I cannot bear yon speak like that," he
said. "I alone am in fault. I have done
yon to great a wrong that I know not
how to ask your forgiveness. You were,
you are, but a mere child, yet I took you
at your word I permitted yon to marry
a man nearly twelve years your senior!
I feel I have spoiled your life."
"It that how it seems to you?" aaked
the, with indescribable sadness in look
"Yon are too young to live alone. Bnt,
If you do not wish to go to the Towers,
there is that place in Yorkshire. It Is
handsome and" carelessly "picturesque,
they say ; and, at all events, it it well kept
op and ready for you at any moment.
Will it suit your
It will be better than this, I dare
say," ahe aaid, calmly, and with Some
"Very good. I shall telegraph today
te Biagwood, the name of your fa-fere
home, and eleo to my eon tin, Mrs. Vru
lam. Yon know her?"
1 have met her twice."
Then you like hat every one desa. I
hall write fc,c t go up there and tft
with yea and tr" t yon generally."
ss to t! i srrai.te ptrtiiig, arid the tr
ni!HTii)r;:i cuHiieelrd with it were com- ,
pletcd in a week or so. Marvel contriied
to avoid Hm as nnich as pt.ssibh a mat
ter ill whi' h te silently helj-ed her. hciiij;
iii no ie i'-sirmi of seeing her but
heu ti'ey did meet, it was to all outward 1
seeming with as friendly a fti-luy as
"My good child. I wish, at all cTcnts. t
that yon would not stvdy to Ik- absurd! ;
Sooner or later you will have to show
yourself to people: and hy not sooner? j
You couldn't possibly tare a more ex- !
celleui opportunity thau the present; yet
yon are bent ou shirking it."
"That is seurcely it. I"
"It is preciM !y it-in a nutobell. You
h-ivou't a soli:ary good excuse for your
refusal to attend my dance! It is down
right ungrateful of yon. after all the trou
ble I have taken to make your story good
during the past twelve months. Oh, the
gentle hii.ts I have flung abroad! I have
been chanting your praises ceaselessly,
and giving ail sorts of pretty little reasons
for your separation from your husband,
though I confess it wer.t desperately hard !
with me to avoid dowurght personal,
abuse of that precious Fulke of yours.
Cousin or no cousin, in my opinion he dc- ;
serves nothing short of the bastinado! '
However, I did abstain; and. if only as a '
reward for so unexpected a mildness, you
might promise me to be present on the
"iHarest Cicely, if you would only not
ask me!" said Marvel, in a soft, distress- j
ed tone, j
She came out from behind the lace cur
tains of the window, where she had been
sitting, to glance imploringly at Mrs. Ye
rulam; and, as she now stood, with the
glory of the autumn sunshine shining up
on her, it was marvelous to mark the
change that a bare year had wrought in
her. Then she waa a child; Dow she
was a woman a girlish creature still,
but with a face so earnest, so intelligent,
so beautiful in the strictest sense of that
word, that it wus an exquisite pleasure
even to look upon her.
She had gone straight to llingwood, ac
cording to her husband's desire, where
Mrs. Verulam bad received ber, having
indeed thrown over several engagements
to do so. She was charmed with the
pretty, desolate little bride the "poor lit
tie returned goods." as she called ber
and. as she learned to like her better and
better, indignant with Wriothesley lie
cause of his treatment of her. She had
made a pretty accurate guess of bow mat
ters stood from the beginning: aud a lit
tle judicious questioning had extracted
enough from Marvel to make her half
knowledge a whole. She wrote Wriothes
ley a long letter that was a jwrfect mas
terpiece of ele gant vituperation, and took
to petting Marvel as though she were
an invalid in a very advanced stage.
She was now seriously ambitious to
carry a point to which she had almost
pledged herself. When in towu, she bad
siwiken so much of Lady Wriothesley 's
ersonal charms aud so mysteriously of
her separation from her husband that
everyone was eagerly desirous of being
made more intimately acquainted with
her. Mrs. Vemlaui had asked down a
good many for the twelfth her brother-in-law,
Irfird Verulam. who was an enthu
siastir spoilsman, snd bis wife among
them-aud she bad half promised them
that tills Marvel of marvels should also
lie one of the guests. All were to arrive
bIhiih the ninth, and, as there was occa
sion to eutertaiu a newly made bride,
Mrs. Verulam had arranged to give a ball
on the tenth. This would give the sports
men the whole of the eleventh on which
to rest, and after thnt the I)elnge for
the b;rds. Hut just now her program was
s liltle spoiled uceause of thp fact that
Marvel had steadily declined to show her
self cither at the dance or in the bouse
during the stay of her party. Finally, by
dint of coaxing, she managed to obtain
Marvel's consent to be present at the ball.
She threw her arms round Marvel's
neck and kissed her. To do her justice,
she was far more sincerely glad for Mar
vel's sake than for her own that she bad
at last consented to come out of her shell.
Then a sudden thought struck her and
"I hope you will like the people I have
asked," she said, "but of course you need
not talk to everybody. And I unfortu
nately gave carte blanche to my sister-in-law,
Lady Verulam, to bring anyone
she chose; and she is bringing Mrs. Hear
left." "Yes," said Marvel, and waited, una
ware that Mrs. Verulam's steady gaze at
her meant anything, and then "Who it
Mrs. Scarlett, and why shouldn't she
"The fashionable beauty, even now,
though a year has elapsed since she first
dawned upon an appreciative London au
dience and a wretch!" said Mrs. Ve
rulam. quite carried away by such a pal
try thing as honest feeling, as she looked
st Marvel's geutle, spiritual face.
The fiddlers bad tuned their Instruments
to the correct pitch, and were playing
away valiantly; the rooms were growing
every moment more and more crowded.
Through all the open windows came the
tweet perfume of the living flowers with
out to mingle with that of the dying ones
within; and through the close, velvety
darknesa one's eyes pierced to where star
like lights hung suspended ou tree and
The lord lieutenant of the county, who
wat a real, live dnke and a bachelor to
boot though an old one bad arrived balf
an hour back, yet still the bouse party
more particularly Lady Lucy Verulam
openly and Mrs. Scarlett secretly were
on the very tiptoe of expectation.
Marvel entered the room a tall, slen
der, atately creatare, clad all in purest
white, with diamonds glittering on neck
and arms, and gleaming warmly among
the soft masses of ber lovely hair. Mrs.
Verulam stood beside ber, and together
they advanced up the room, stopping now
and tgsin ss the former paused to intro
duce Lady Wriothesley to one or two
people of Importance,
Marvel wis looking Intensely lovely,
and showed the terrible nervousness that
wat consuming her only by the increasing
pallor that marked ber face. She wat
drawing near the corner where Mrs. Scar
lett sat, tnd a little hutb hsd fallen upon
the people there. Mrs. Bcsrlett herself
waa leaning forward, forgetful of every
thing but ber anxiety to get a nearer view
of the girl of whose face the bad caught a
faint glimpse between the moving forms
of the dancers. Then there was a mo
ment when she stood clearly revealed;
and Mrs. Bcsrlett, as she saw bar, grew
curiously still, ber breath coming from
ber like a long-drawn sigh.
Home awfal fascination kept her eyes
fixed aa UaxvtL aad tbea what waa HI
n sl.e (.1.11; tu taint? She swsyed
little and then recovered herself with S
shsrp effort. That lovely face over tbert
what other faee did it resemble? Whai
horrible thing was this that rose beforf
her and cried aloud, "At last, at last!"
in tones that would not be stilled? Wt
all this maili-B, ,.r what?
She leaned further forward tnd post
tively glared at the girl, standing pa;
and tranquil aud unconscious, until om
near her remarked the intensity of bet
gar.e, and lightly touched her on the aru
with a lighter jest; she recovered hersel:
then, but her fa-e remained pallid as th.
dead. Thus, fair and tranquil, had tha'
figure stood out from the surrounding
darkness in her drvum. It all came bai l
to her now, and with it a strange sensi
that fate was crushing down upon he;
which seemed to paralyze her limbs. Sb
made a vehement struggle to overconn
her emotion, and after awhile succeeded
but the weary pain in her side which wa
beginning to torment her day and nigh
grew stronger because of this effort, an
she leaned languidly back in her chair
hardly deigning to answer those win
spoke to her.
Marvel unconsciously was creating t
sensation. Her strange, roiuautic wed
ding was of course town talk, and nov
every laid y more or less was discusin,
her merits and demerits. So this was th
little waif, the stray that Wriothesle;
had niarri:d! No one knew w ho she wa-
a mere uoUidy nay, in all probability
worse than a nobody. Of course, tha
sort of thing never did. Here was shr
now. irretrievably Iniond to him; hit
where was be? It was one of the mos
unfortunate things that had happened t
a young man of position for a very Ion;
time. All this from the women; the mei
were more lenient. They could see an
acknowledge that at all events she wa
unspeakably beautiful, and allowed ther
was every "excuse for even so rash a m:ir
riare; but how account for his long ah
sence? That puzzled them even nnr
than the women, w ho were nut so w illiu;
to admit" her charms.
(To be continued.)
A Qua r Koniancc.
Valentine II oiling" worth acromjmn
led William IVuu iu tile good ship WW
come and settled in Ueljtware upun tin
batiks of 'he Bra tidy wtue. Katheriiie
his daughter, "a ilelcctotile Quake:
maiden," the pride of the little settle
incut, was wooed and won by bk
tiwtre Kobinson. Hut Georye was oi
the Church of Kngluud, and Kiitliei itn
"must 1- married In uieetiii;;."
"George," writes the author of "Heir
looms III Miniature," "was willitiu' I
Join the soc iety, be a Friend, and 1m
mutTied In meeting; tw anywhere elsi
that Katheriiie sjid; itceordingly In
aud KathcHue made tbclr first devlara
tion olh day, 1st month, lUVS."
The eldi rs, however, had "xoriijile.'
seeing thut George's conversion a
very sudden, and they asked him ih'.s
"Friend Robinson, dost thou Join tin
Society of Friends from couviction. o
for the love of Katherlne Hulling
George hesitated. He pr'.Z'-d tlo
truth uikI be did wish to marry Kath
critic. So lie answerr-d:
"I wixh to Join the Society fur tin
love of Kutberlue Holllngsworth."
The Friends counselled "delay, nni"
that Friend Roiilusoti should be per
suasively and Instructively dealt wish.'
Shrewd men as they were, they nll:-,
ed Katherlne to denl with him; and
within a year George joined the Soclefj
aa a true convert.
An old manuscript reads: "He and
Katherlne were permitted to begin a
long and happy married life togerlier.
being for many years an example of
Piety and Goodness to those aroutn;
them, and retaining their Ive of
Truth and Loyalty to the Society to tin
After the representatives of Great
Britain and the l'nJteI Bute hnd near
ly concluded their pacillc labor a
Ghent, in making the treaty of pent
which eti'ied the war of h2, the burgh
era of the quaint old Ltu-tcu city deter
mined to give an eniertalutneut In
honor of the ministers. They deter
mined, as a part of thWr pr jgrn:: to
perfvt'ni the. national airs of the two
The musical director was sent to call
upon the American ministers and oi
tain the music of their national air. A
consultation ensued, at which Bayard
and Gallatin favored "Hail Columbia,"
while Clay, ItutweU ami Adams wanted
The musical director asked if any
of the gentlemen had die music. Nuut
of tbem had It. Then he sugges.;e!
that perhaps one of thein would sin;:
or whistle the air.
"I can't," said Mr. Clay, "I ncvei
whistled or sung a tune iu my life; per
baps Mr. Bayard can."
Mr. Russell, Mr. Gallatin and Mr. Ad
ams in turn confessed their lack of mu
"I have it," exclaimed Mr. Clay, ami
ringing the bWl he summoned his body
servant. "John." said he, "whlstli
'Yankee Doodle' for this geinleiimn."
John did so, the chief musician notti'
down the air, and at the entertalnmeii
the Ghent Burgher's Band played r.i
national air of the United. States, will
Sherlock Holmes (at the Uieater)
Thoit lady In front of us baa remark.!
bly pretty teeth.
Ir. Cubebs How do you know; you
haven't seen her face?
Sherlock Holmes But she has laugh
ed Incessantly aver since the curtuii.
Mattl What baa become of yom
anti-elan; society that you took so
much Interest In a few months ago?
Helen Ota, It's Id the consomme.
The president rot nutty aad Imagined
ahe was tha enly dent ta tba pan, so we
gar ber th wUllaa aad tba dlnkydink
aaodatfcM atwt tba dmtaa.
mart can poUtlea caosista of tba noil
lag of logs, tha puUlag atf wtraa ao4 the
INCIDENTS AND ANtCCOTES Of
The Veterans of the Kebetllo- Tell of
Tbitlins Knllrta, IlrU-ht JUsjonrt.
Karatistr HomU, :todv l.att.e.
Camp Fire, Festive I ut, Ktc, I.y.
Hnttte of Fntters'n Park.
T WAS a night at
tack. And Ihu Fu
ll regiment was
about as poorly
prepared for battle
us is was six
when It lmd not
yet been gathered
tip from the piner
farms, shops, offices, schools and mills.
It iii true we had been iu eaiup nearly
i uioith and done a good ileal of
tramping about under utiskilie I olll
ct rs, but our arms were il.-irpcr's Fer
ry muskets, next to the oldest pattern
totaui, and we bad not received au
ounce of ammunition when the attack
Fattcrsjju Talk Is one of Baltimore's
beauty spots. The Sixth WiitcoDviu
readied tin park at about !) o'clock one
Saturday night the last week Iu Ittly,
;i. How vividly I recall that night
march through the then boNtile city,
the fate of the Sixth M-tssnchiisctts
uii the r.uh of April, w hen uaiiy of its
;:.eiiilers were slulu and others wound
ed, was kiiowu to the Western boys.
In fact, the Indignation they bad felt
over the attack ou that command has
ten lug to the defense of the capital had
done much to lead to their eulislnient.
There was a serious face tinder each
cap when the captains passed along
the company fronts. Just before the
march began, and told the boys to
keep in line, hang lightly to their
iins, and be ready to quickly obey any
order that might 1 given. I remem
ber how solemnly Jake Denier nsked
Captain Itnigg "what we would do If
ordered to lire," and then remarked
that we hadn't a load of ammunition In
the company, and w hen Captain lining
replied that no such order would be
given, but that they might have an or
der to fix bayonets ami cliai j; in case
he vlugugllcs attacked ts. That re
mark made tue faces still inure "
rioiis. and 1 know that there was that
'hivety feeling In the kin-es that a fob
v.- feels while making tip hm uiiud
Hist he will tike whatever comes, tio
mailer how It comes or when.
It was one of those bin, sultry.
lin-eviiless nights so common there.
I'lii narrow street and solid buildings
on inufi sides the entire four miles
from the train to camp didn't tend to
.mil and purify the air. How nuv mon-
iiT knapsacks ami full haversacks did
ear down upon our aching Intcks and j
dioiiSders. The streets were lined with
people in all valk of life. There was
not a cheer given, as there had la-cn
when we passed through Chicago,
I'lttsbiirg and Harrlsburg. Not an
American flag was seen, save the one
itir liearor carried. There was uo wel
come in eye or face except In the
faces that were dark. But that was a
thousand years ago. Baltimore now Is
as noted for Its loyalty aud patriotism
us it is for Its handsome women.
Our thousand men, officers aud all,
dropped down and went to sleep, not
waiting for tents or tupitcr. Within a
year and a half from that time they
could and did march twenty-five miles
and help fight a battle without balf of
the weariness that they felt their first
night In Patterson Park.
Early Sunday morulnj- thera was t
stir among the hungry men. During
the day tents were put up and guarda
stationed. What a long, lonesome
day It wat. The Sunday before we
had broken camp at Madison, been
given a grand recepUon and banquet
at M jlw-f"Fee, nrd rn ovation all 'the
way to Baltimore. Now we are in the
enemy's country, and must keep a
tharp lookout for the foe. AU day
long Inexperienced eyes swept over the
country for two or three miles beyond
the city. It mutt have been mid-afternoon
when Private Kerr of Com
pany D. after looking long and anx
iously, announced that the rebels were
making a fort on a bill a mile and a
half from camp. At first only two or
three paid any attention to iilra, but
balf au hour later a quarter of the regi
ment was critically examining the spot
of red clay that peeped out from the
greeu foliage on the bill. Major Ben
Sweet was officer of the day, though
previous to that camp a captain bad
Ailed the office. The major's attention
was called to the new fort. He leveled
his glasses upon It and looked like one
deeply Impressed and greatly vexed,
and went away In a rather excited
tate. In a few minutes the colonel
tnd lieutenant colonel made a critical
examination. The old colonel went
sway with one of those forced smiles
upon bis lips that we all came to un
derstand. There was much mystery
about the whole affair, and It waa not
decreaaed a bit when Johnny Burna of
Company K volunteered to put on a
suit of citizen's clothes and scout for
facta, and was Informed by the colouel
that It was no undertaking for men of
so little experience aa those of bis regi
ment. There didn't seem to be that
(ear In the faces of the colonel and the
major that so grave a stale of affairs
demanded, but the lieutenant colonel
made up for all of tba disturbed feeling
that they lacked, and more too. It
was plain to see that be waa exceed
ingly uneasy. I beard him aay to tba
solonel: "This should ba reported to tba
general. We ara likely to be fired at
from that fort before morning." I
Udn't seek to get a scoop 90 anyone by
locking up tight tba remark of tba
aandeomr lieutenant colonel. Ita aub
itenco waa acatterai through camp la
: 7V i i
;. , ,. ii i:-a inoiiciii'i trowi J
he 0 .:l I'au.p i'iitiersoil I'urk af'er that
k :.l:li' id Mi:i".'a.i. Our ramsliackU
i..!iyn's Ferry nu.sk.-ts. without a
cb:ir,'e of ammunition, were made our
ci.iso be.!f..;:ow . ai d we nil went to
sl.i p ph it were, with one eye open.
The t-'"l l'ad been doubled, and a
IV charges of anri.inlilou had been
flved tip for the men who were on
Hi'ard at the ni't exposed places.
a was about 1' o'clock when a shot
n voke the camp, and the otliccrs rush
ed through the streets excitedly calling
"Full In. fall In, men, lie quick there
hurry up. fall In:" Anil what a falling
In It was! HaL' of the men were bare
headed, many Alihout coats, all ex
cited, but they h:.d a iJirp clutch on
their nimminltloiilesg aM harmless old
mnskets. Nearly every man filled bis
pockets with stones the slae of au egg
and larger, snd all of the sticks and
stakes and clubs ou the grounds wers
ravenously snatched up aud mads
ready for use when close action should
Major Sweet was ordered to lake
twenty men ami go down In the direc
tion of the shot and find out bow large
a force was marching tipou the camp.
"Fix bayonets:" was one of the orders
that rang through the camp, and when
the order was executed the shaking of
knees equaled the rattle of bayonets.
There came near being a panic In Com
pany K. Lieutenant Colonel Julius I.
Atwood, In making a rapid transit trip
behind our tents, tripped over one of
the ropes, bounded up and trlpiied
again, railing with such force as to
knock dow n a tent. Banty Tuttle yell
ed "the cav.hry la coming;!" Every
man reached for a rock as he brought
bis rensket to h charge. When Colonel
Atwood came Into our street, limping
ami cussing, a great load waa lifted
from thumping hearts.
Half an hour later Major Sweet and
bis squad returned with the report that
an ox, in nipping grass close to tha
board fence, had rattled bis horns
against the boards In a manner to
frighten the guard Into firing. So be
gan, continued and ended the battle of
Patterson I'nrk. It was too much for
the lieutenant colonel. He resigned a
month l.-Mcr. J A. Watrous In Chi
cago Times Herald.
I'.s ficrience of a General,
Wilting ano'it the personal feeling of
a commander In battle. Gen. Schotleld
sn)s In his "Forty six Years In the
Army." that In his own experience tha
greater the actual danger the less It
was thought to be. The responsibili
ties of a great battle drive out all
thoughts except those thnt are likely to
Influence the tiual result.
At the battle of Nashville Gen.
Thomas mid Gen. Schofield sat together
ou horseback on ground overlooking
nearly the entire field. Occasionally
when n shell exploded near and caused
Thomas' horse to make a slight start,
the only change visible In that calm,
stout -hearted soldier was a slight mo
tion of the bridle hand to check the
Gen. Bcbofleld's own gray charger
was fearless; but Thomas never no
ticed what effect the explosion of a
shell produced on either the gray horse,
or his rider.
Thomas would frequently reach for
Scholleld's glasses, saying they went
the only field glasses be had ever found
of much use to him. After looking
long and earnestly he would return the
glasses with what seemed to be a sign
of Irritation and Impatience.
Late Iu the afternoon, after using the
glasses for the last time, lie said to
Schofield with the energy that battle
alone could arouse In his -calm nature:
"Smith has not reached far enough '
to the right. Tut in your troops."
Nutural combattveuess Is so strong in
some generals In battle that they regret
Gen. Rchofleld confesses he did sev
eral times that rank prevents them
from using a musket in the ranks.
"I have seen this passion so strong,"
write Gen. Schofield. "that a major
general comniauuiiig au army corps
would dismount aud act the part of a
gunner to a tteid piece, apparently ob
livious to the battle raging all along the
line of his corps."-8t Louis Globo
Klaht for Lew Wallace.
All are not soldiers wbo wear a uni
form, as General Lew Wallace found
out at Fort Donelson.
He saw four soldiers carrying a fifth,
wbo seemed to be wounded.
"Can't that man walk with assist
ance?" asked Wallace.
"Oh, no," aald the men; "he is dy
ing" Just then a shell exploded near by
and the four men dropped tbelr bur
den and fled. The man who was sup
posed to lie wounded leaped to hit feet
and ran even faster than tba others.
Too Careless with Oust,
"Doan ax me ef I am gwlnter Jlne de
wab," said old Uncle Aaron. "I got
mixed up wid dattar Yankee wab an'
seed rite away bit wuc unaafe fur a fel
ler to fool wld hit De great trubble
lis dat dey Is always a lot 0' fool fellers
aroun' dat Is too reckllss wld der guna.
Some o' dese young bucks whut wants
to show off keeps de air so thick wld
lead dat a man's life Is actually In dan
ger putty nigh nil de time. Wah might
be a putty soshlbul thing au folks
might sorter eujoy dersefs ef all dese
rlckllss shootln' young fellers wua
made to stay at home." Atlanta Jour
nal. So aster's Parrot.
"Polly," a parrot belonging to Will
lam Parkinson, who lived on Btaten Isl
and, la dead. Polly waa ono of tha gar
rlaon of Fort Burnt- at the time Gen.
Beauregard opened lire on ll 8ba main
talnod good spirits throughout tba
flgbt, came out with I be honors of war
and waa sent north by her then owner,
wbo waa an oilicer of ttwt Tarrlaoav
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