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yl Talc of the Blue and the Gray.
Copyright, 1(91, by Ilobert llonncr'n Sons
CHAPTER VII. (Continued.)
HIb tono wns'the com toons yet do
cided one o a mnn accustomed to sec
his medical authority recognized with
out opposition. Edwnrd hud not in
tended to enter the sick chunibcr,
where, he would he obliged to meet
Florence, hut the plainly Intimated re
quest that ho should remain outside
nettled him. He glanced haughtily at
the doctor and replied with evident
"Tho physician always has the right
to command In such cases. 1 will
submit, but shall expect speedy news
of my uncle's health."
He gave the necessary orders to the
servant, who was still In the room,
and .then turned to Thompson again.
The doctor was ushered, through sev
eral apartments no less richly fur
nished than the drawing-room, then
the man opened a door veiled by a
heavy portiere nnd permitted the phy
sician to enter, while he himself re
Here, too, a subdued twilight reign
ed, and in the dusk the newcomer at
flrat perceived only the white flguie
kneeling beside the bed, with her face
burled in tho pillows. The sick man
himself appeared to be In a sort of
stupor, and, at tho end of the room,
Ralph was busied with some medi
cine. After convincing himself by a
hurried glance that the door had again
closed behind him. Doctor IJIackwood
approached tho kneeling girl, bent
down to her nnd said, In a low tono,
with marked emphasis:
She slowly raised her pale, tear
stained face. The voice seemed to
nrouse some memory, her eyes rested
inquiringly upon the straugor's fea
tures for a few seconds, then a start
led cry escaped her lips.
Maxwell listened sllently.wlthout in
terrupting her. Not until sho had
llnlshed her story did ho ask li few
brief, direct questions.
"Is Captain Wilson still in Spring
Held?" "No. I heard from Ralph that ho
rode away half an hour ago."
"An'd when do you expect your fam
ily physician and the reul Doctor
"Toward evening. They will not
arrive befoie seven o'clock."
"Well, then, we shall have a few
hours at our disposal. Can you rely
upon this old man? Implicitly?"
"Ralph was the friend and confi
dant of my childhood. He Is devoted
to me with all his soul, and will do
anything to save William. Won't you,
Sho had summoned the old servant
by a gesture. He laid his hand upon
"Yes, iMiss Florence anything."
Maxwell looked keenly at him a few
minutes, and seemed sutistled.
"Miss Harrison's lover Is to be res
cued," he said. "Will you help us?"
"Yes, master, as much as 1 can."
"Then first Inform Mr. Harrison
that 1 must remain here for the pres
ent, as his uncle's do'th may tako
placo at any moment. Hut I must re
quest him not to enter tho sick cham
ber. Miss Florence does not wish It.
Then find out for me In what part of
house Lieutenant Roland Is Imprison
ed and whether It Is possible to reach
him unseen. This can easily be learn
ed from the servants: but be careful
to rouse no suspicion."
Rnlph's face showed that he clearly
understood the Importance of tho com
mission. He promised in a whisper
to oboy exactly, and then glided noise
lessly out of tho room. Maxwell again
turned to Florenco, who seemed some
what sustained by his presence.
ho silently beckoned to tn daughter
to resumo hor place.
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KNEELING BESIDE THE BED.
"Doctor Maxwell! Is It you?"
"Hush! Don't mention my namc!
said Maxwell in a low, Impressive
tono. "I pass here as Doctor Black
wood, and wo are not alone."
He glanced significantly at the ne
gro, whoso attention had been attract
ed: but Florence made an c-ser ges-
turo of dissent.
"Ralph is faithful and discreet. You
nectf fear no treachery from hliu. I
will answer for that."
"So much tho better. But, first:
What has happened here? I am look
ing for William. Isn't he in Sprlug
Jleld?" "Yes, ho Is hero, but a prisoner, be
trayed by Edward, and Just at the mo
ment they dragged him away from mo
this Bovcre, perhaps futal attack, came
-on.. Doctor Maxwell,' will my father
John Maxwoll did not answor tho de
spairing question at once. Tho first
glnnco at Harrison hnd told him that
It must be In the afllrmatlvo, but he
bont over tho patient, felt of his
pulse and placed his hand upon hla
heart. It was a short but careful ex
amination. "Yes, Miss Harrison," ho said at
la3t. "It Is usolesa to withhold the
truth; you must faco It; but the
' struggle Is over, and. tho end will bo
painless. Ho will probably not ro
covor his consciousness."
Florenco, sobbing aloud, covered hor
faco with Hioth hands; but Maxwell
allowed her no timo to give way to
"And now for tho living," ho con
tinued. "Calm yourself. Another life
Is at stake, as dear to you us tho one
"William?" cried the young girl, In
terror. "Is his life threatened? They
concealed it from mo. They spolto
only of Imprisonment. For heavon's
Bako, toll mo tho truth 1"
"First ot nil, you must tell mo what
has happened. I have Just arrived, and
know none of tho particulars."
Taking hor hand, he led her to tho
window, whero Florence, In hurried,
breathless whispers, informed him of
Do you really mean to try to roach
William?" sho asked. "Suppose that
you should be discovered and recog
nized as hla friend?"
.John shrugged his shoulders.
"Then we shall probably bo 'shot to
gether. Yes, Miss Harrison, a faint
ing fit will be quite superfluous here
and ennnot servo us In tho least. If
you aro not resolute, tho game will be
lost; and I tell you frankly that ft
is a matter of life and death. We
shall undoubtedly bo considered spies,
and your cousin will certainly do
nothing to clear up Ihe error. This
Is the exact state of tho caso. Will
you lie here, fainting, while It Is de
cided, or will you do what you can to
Thcso blunt words fulfilled their pur
pose. What William, with all his con
sideration and tenderness, had failed
to do, his friend's sharpnoss accom
plished. Florence, who was really on
tho verge of fainting, rallied her
strength. Her volco still trembled yei
thrilled with kindling energy as she
"I am not so weak as you Imagine.
I havo vr-nrago for anything whrro
William Is concerned. Toll me what
I am to lo." '
"For the present you must remain
quietly here, hut bo ready to respond
at any moment if I call you. This
room has nnother door, I see; so I
can lenvo It, unobserved, while I am
supposed to bo engaged In my profes
sional duties. After the message I
sent tu Mr. Harrison, he will probably
remain near, expecting further news."
"But If ho doesn't If he discovers
and surprises you If the doctors
t juld nrrlvo a few hours earlier"
"Yes. but ono must not taKe tno
Its' Into account In such enterprises,"
sold Maxwell, carelessly. "Sovoral;
hundred 'lfa' monaced mo when I rode
after that obstlnnto William, yet here
I nm, and my Identity Is wholly un
suspected, which Is enough for tho
He again approached tho sick bed,
where his prediction waa bolng ful
filled. Death was approaching slowly
but calmly and wltliout Buttering, and
Edward Hni'lBon had, of courso.
taken every precaution to prevent any
ntteinpf at escape or rescue. Ho hod
been forced to yield to Captain Wit
son's demand (or suitable accommoda
tions for his prisoner and his refusal
to adopt other measures Indeed, tho
latter would hae been superfluous.
William wns In the chnrge of his most
bitter enemy, and ho guurdod him bet
ter than nny Jailor.
In a side-wing of tho building, at
the end of a long passage, waB a room
whero many valuable articles worr
kept during the absence of tho own
ers. The only entranco wan through
a strong door with a double lock, and
the one window, which also oponcd
upon the pasbage, was protected by nn
Iron crating,, which, though not heavy,
wns remarkably strong. In addition,
tho corridor was closed by a second
door, and Edward kept tho keys of
both In his pocket. No assistance
could come from outside, nnd hor
cousin knew only too well that Flor
enco had not the energy to attempt to
free the prisoner, at least In hor
father's dying hour.
William paced up and down tho
close, gloomy room In tho most In
tense excitement. So this waB tho end
of tho foolhardy rldo which ho had
undertaken In defiance of every warn
ing. True, he had thought of two al
ternatives only success or death In
honorable conflict; and Colonel Bur
ney, too, had had no other idea when
be uttered tho fateful words: "Dead or
dishonored." There was n third:
True, this captivity meant death.
The young officer did not deceive him
self concerning his fate; but little
n.s he feared death, his blood boiled
In fierce rebellion at tho thought of
being sentenced as n spy. Anything
Bave this shameful doom. There wau
one bright ray of hope for him: He
trusted In the honor of tho Confed
erates. Unless Edward Harrison
could hoodwink them into' bollcvlne
hlra a spy, he- seemed reasonably safe.
Then came the thought of Florence,
who would now he left wholly without
protection. How would Bho endure
tho terrible event, and what would be
fall hor after her father's death? Ed
ward, as the sole male relative, would
also be the guardian nnd protector of
tho young girl, who would be abso
lutely In this scoundrel's power. Wil
liam clenched his hands In helpless
fury, and a low groan escaped his lips.
Suddenly he stntted. Ho fancied
that ho heard his name spoken by
some one close at hand. Of course It
must bo a delusion, yet ho stood still
nnd Involuntarily glanced toward the
window. Tho voice reached him again.
This time moro distinctly. k
"William! Don't you hear?"
With a sm'iden spring, the young
mnn reached the somewhat high win
dow, behind whose gratings tho out
lines of a human figure were now vis
ible. "John you? Impossible! It can't
"I have the honor, however, to bo
myself," waa the reply. "Good even
ing, Will!" . .
"But how did you get to Spring
Hold? How did you hear of my fato?
How did you succeed in making your
"Don't bo in such a hurry. Put
your questions slowly, in regular or
der, and I'll answer in the samo way.
Wo shall havo plenty of lelsuro for It;
it will bo Bomo tlmo before I can saw
through this confounded iron grat
ing." The faint sound of a file showed that
the rescuer was really at work, and
at the noise fresh hope and courage
filled the young officer's souL Freo
dom! Rescue! He could have shout
ed for Joy at the bare thought, as If
the rescue had already been accom
plished. (To be continued.)
Rome Frmnlen Who lluvn DrrMtxl mill
fought l.lko Men.
Tho position of women In the lnijt
century, writes Sir Walter llesant In
tho London Queen, lend to many
classes of subdivisions. I havo as
certained, without milch trouble, that
woman drank like u mnn, (ought like
a man, and was as stioug as a man.
Ono of these men-llko women led a
mob In the (lordon riots of 1780, and,
to escape tho consequences, assumed
man's dress, became a peddler, and
kept up the disguise for the rest o( her
ll(o. There Is the case of Samuel Hun
dv, tho girl who served on board u
"Hti-of-war Hist ami a merchantman
next. There wns a negress on board
tho Queen Charlotte (or eleven years;
sho became captain of the forotop.
There- were many others, hut I will
only relate the case of Clulstlan Cav
enngh. Her father lost his fortune,
and sho was taken up by un aunt who
kept a tavern. She married the wait
er and had thieo children. This hus
band was then kidnaped, after tho
humane methods of the time, and was
carried off to Holland, whero he had
to enlist as a private soldier. When
Christian heard of this she dressed
as a man nnd enlisted as a private sol
dier In order to get near her husband.
Sho wns wounded at the battle of Ijui
den. Sho was made prisoner by tho
French, and was carried to St. Gor-mnln-en-Lave.
where she stayed un
til sho was oxehnnged. She quarreled
with lujr sergeant, fought a duel with
him, wounded lilin. and got transferred
to nnother regiment. Again she was
wounded. At Ramlllies sho was wound
ed In the head, and while In hospital
her Becret was dlncoveied. She was
permitted to stay with the rcghnctit as
cook. She married again, lost her
second husband, returned to England,
nnd presented a petition to the queen,
sotting forth her caso and her services.
Tho queen gavo her a bounty of HfiO
and a pension of a shilling a day. Sho
married a third time, set up a pie
shop, came over to Chelsea Hospital
with hor third husband, died In 1730,
and was burled with military honors.
MOLASSES NR CAVAIRY BOSSES.'
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I- I.1I. ,, .HI I I! I ' WIMIII I
HORSES WANT HAY AND MOLASSES.
(American horses i cfuso to tako their Philippine meadow grass straight.)
THE DELIVERER OF LADYSMITH
Ono of tho real heroes of tho Anglo
Boor war now going on Is Capt. Percy
Scott of tho
for It was the
clever brain ot
Capt. S c o tt
tho lnnd car
riages for the
guns, and by
so doing en
ablcd a num
ber of tho big lyddite thundercrs
of tho Powerful to be rushed up from
Durban to the relief of Indysmlth.
This adoption of naval guns for Held
service has been a most Important
item In tho South African campaign,
and Capt. Scott, who already has a
splendid reputation as a fighter, finds
himself now spoken ot as tho most
efficient inventlvo engineer in tho
"MohiBsea for cavalry horses" will
in future bo ono of tho Items of ex-
ponso for tho maintenance of tho army
In tho Philippines.
Gen. Otis, In a cable to tho war de
partment Homu montliH ago, objected to
tho department sending cavalry regi
ments because tho horses would not
cat tho hay grown In tho Philippines.
Recently, howuvor, Gen. Otis cabled
that ho would llko to mount Col. Kon-
orlental pipe, in which tho Bmoko
passes through water. This plpo waB
studded with diamonds, and was worth
I1G.000. It waB given to tho prince ns
a memento of his visit to Constanti
nople. Another pipe, made entirely of
meerschaum and amber, nnd belonging
to Prlnco Ferdinand of Bulgaria, la ro
ported as costing $3,000.
CoHtly I'lpen of Oriental Jliilrrt.
Tho Shuh-ln-Shah, or Padishah (King
of Kings), tho present ruler of Persln,
owns tho world's costliest pipe. It la
the knlllan, or state, pipe, and Is used
on special occasions. It is valued at
1400,000 and is ornamented with dia
monds, rubles and smnragdltcs. Tho
long, snako-llko stem nnd the howl aro
of pure gold. Tho sultan of Turkey
also possesses pipes of great value. In
1862, when tho prlnco of Wales wus on
a visit to Turkey, ho wus Invited by
the sultan to smoko a narghlli, un
Tliolr'n I a Nice, Knny lliiilnemi mill
"I havo como across a new kind ot
a trado for you," siUd a friend to tho
saunteror tho other duy. "At least, tt
Id a now ono on me. Did you over
hoar of a professional pawner?" Tho
BN'iu'orcr had to confess his Ignornnco,
snyB the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Well,
It's this way. There aro lotB of manu
facturers of Jewelry, of watches, of
musical Instruments and other things
which would novor find a rialo except
to tho veriest duffers nnd greenhorns,
so they havo to get rid of thorn some
other way. 'Uncle comes in vory
handy about this time, but tho diffi
culty Is to porsuado him to tako tho
goods. He knows them very well, and
ho Isn't going to lend money on stuff
that ho can never find a market for.
But ho stackB up against a vory hard
thing when ho meets a professional
pawner. Thcso peoplo aro genorally
women. Their business In to so doc
tor and prepare tho goodB aB to de
celvo tho sharpest. In order to make
tho deception as undetectable as pos
sible tho goods aro made to appear old
and pnrtly woin. Oold watches are
first rubbed with mud nnd water, nnd
then a few scratches aro carelessly
but vory artistically added to completo
non's Thirty-fourth Infantry, and
asked tho war dopartment to send him
horses for this purpose.
Secretary Root asked Gon. Otis then
how ho Intended feeding the horsos,
nnd received a reply In which tho gen
eral said that cnvalrymon hnd found
that when mohiBseB whb sprinkled over
tho nntlvo hay tho horses woro fontl
ot It nnd nto It as readily aa hay grown
In tho United Stntcn.
tho verisimilitude. In tho caso of rings
tho Insldes aro mado to appear worn,
nnd pieces of Jewelry rubbed on those
portions which would ordinarily re-s,
celvo most wear nnd tear. Now, horo
Is tho quoorest part of tho wholo Job.
All ot tho tickets aro torn up nnd de
stroyed as soon as tho goods aro
pledged. Hundreds of watches, rings,
brooches and other articles of 'vlrtuo
and bigotry,' as Hairy Gamp used to
call them, aro got rid of In this way
every year. Fortunntoly, there are not
a groat many peoplo In tho business,
but It Is a very piofltablo and u nice,
TWENTIETH CENTURY'S DAWN.
THE LAST OF THE CANNIBALS.
FOOD FOn THE BRAIN WORKERS
Tbota Who Ar Hubjert to MioUl Strain
Hhnoltl Iteulte Their Diet,
From the Sanitary Record: It Is nil
right for tho man who labors all day
In tho open air to eat freely, but the
mnn of sedontnry habits, tho brain-;
worker, must adapt IiIb way of living
to his needs. He must be well nour
ished, for the brain Is Incapable of;
good work unless well supplied with
puro blood, but such a man cannot pos
sibly furnish vital forco to digest threo
large meals dally. If ho trios It nature
will protest at every step. The chem
ical changes of digestion will bo Im
perfectly performed. Tho stomach will
neither socreto frcoly nor churn tho
food with cheerful nlacruy; the pyloric
orifice contracts and allows such
chyme to pass with grudging reluct
ance; tho Intestinal laoteals are
ashamed to absorb such miserable pa
bulum, which chokes, Irritates and
l congests them, so tho large meal re
mains In the digestive organs to fer
ment, putrefy and steep tho Individual
In foul gases and depraved secretions.
But the systom can furnish enough vi
tal forco ,to convert a small meal Into,
pabulum of high standard, which will
bo absorbed without difficulty. Threoi
such small meals are not enough to
keep tho Individual properly nourlshod,
however; four to six wiVbo required.
Each should consist of but one or at
most two articles of food, tho diet to
bo varied by changes t meals. Tho
portion of food sorved roust bo -small;
tho patient must stop a soon na the
appetlU Is satisfied and gaseous disten
sion Is proof positive tlrnt the meals
are still too largo or too closo to
gether, The direction -if the mind is more
Important tho 1U progress
Frlentlly lalanden Will 11
l'eopiu to Hull lie Advent.
Tho first peoplo to llvo in tho twen
tieth century will bo tho Friendly is
landers, for tho dnto lino, 'as it may b
called, lies In tho Pacific ocean Just
to tho east of that group, writes John
Ritchie, Jr. At that tlmo, although It
will bo already Tuesday to them, all
the rcst'of tho world will bo enjoying
somo phase of Monday, tho last day of
tho nineteenth century (Dec. 31. 1900).
At Melbourno tho peoplo will be going
to bed, for It will bo nearly 10 o'clock;
at Manila it will bo two hours earlier
in tho ovening; nt Calcutta tho Eng
lish resldontB will bo sitting at their
Monday afternoon dinner, for It will
bo nbout G o'clock; and In Loudon,
"Big Ben,' In the tower of tho house
of commons, will ho striking tho hour
of noon. In Boston, New York and
Washington halt the peoplo will bo
eating breakfast on Monday morning,
while Chicago will bo 'barely conscious
of tho dawn. At tho same moment
San Francisco will bo In tho deopost
sleep ot what is popularly called Sun
day night, though really tho early dark
hours of Monday morning, and half
tho Pacific will bo wrapped In tho
darkness of tho samo morning hours,
which become earlier to the west.untll
at Midway or Brooks Island It will ho
hut n few minutes past midnight ot
Sunday night. Ladles' Home Journal.
Here are a pair ot aboriginal Ka
nacs, who enjoy nothing bettor than a
meal ot human flesh. The Kanacs,
who aro a New Caledonian raco, are a
hardy people, ot dark chocolate skin,
with flat heads and receding foreheads.
Tho men are nover seon without arms,
nnd tholr weapons usually take tho
torm of murderous-looking bludgeons.
Little can bo said of tho Kanac's cos
lumo, since It wnslats moroly of a
llmlnutlve piece ot coarse cloth.whlch,
after encircling tho loins twlco, is
passod between tho legs. Tho abor
igines along tho coast havo to n cer
tain extent, adopted u moro civilized
garb, and have oven foresworn, undor
tho Influence of tho whlto missionary,
tho consumption ot human flesh. But
tho tribes farther Inland still koep up
tholr barbarous practices, and, bolng
of a hospltnblo turn ot mind, always
welcomo visitors, providing thoy .aro
whlto, with u meal ot cooked Kanao
Ho Ii Tatuetl Now.
About two years ago a fairly well
known young man ot this town who,
In tho days of his bachelorhood, was
addicted to the habit of conversing
through hla head covering, was deliv
ering himself oracularly on tho subject
of 'tho duties of pntornlty. "A man
who'll wheel a baby carriage," ho por
orated loftily, "Is a trlplo-platod, quadruple-expansion
ass." On Sunday aft
ornoon last ho was obsorvexl nil of tho
customary earnmrks of sartorial econ
omy distinguishing IiIb make-up
placidly trundling a perambulator
through Lafayette park. A huge, (at
baby, goo-gooed In tho perambulator,
and u llttlo lady with a hulgy'homo
rrindo bonnet walked at his, side.
$lisncq Is ready morioyj and there's'-a
lot of pathos In tho Bpectsile'of
tamed mnn. Washington Post1
' Drawing Floo DUtlnetion. t
Laurence Gronlund, Jho. soclallatlo.
writer who died a few , weeks "'Vgo la
Now York, was a thorough pessimist.
Ope evening, after he had denounced
the modern Industrial systom in sav
age terms, a frlencf remarked "It la
not no bad as Russian despotism, Is
it?" "Not quite; the former - Ib ' tho
worst possible; the latter tho worst
Tltteif by Old Olethoipi.
The soil of Egypt at tho present day
Is tilled by exactly tho samo kind or.
plow that waa used 5,000 years agtv ' .
Tho mud plckad up by tho wheals
does not Incroaso tho speed. "
ywhat had occurred.
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