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UNCLE CALHOUN SPOKE OUT
Answer No Doubt Truthful , but by No
Means What the Orator
Booker T. Washington , congratu
lated by a. New York reporter on the
success he had made of his life , said
with a smile :
"I suppose I must be modest and
declare that luck has had more to da
with my progress , or otherwise I'll be
in Senator Dash's shoes.
"Senator Dash of Tallapoosa prided
himself on his rise from the bottom ,
for Senator Dash in his youth had
worked with the colored people In the
"Boasting at a political meeting
about his rise , the senator singled
out Uncle Calhoun Webster among his
audience and said : /
" 'I see before me old Calhoun Web
ster , beside whom , in the broiling
southern sun , I toiled day after day.
Now , ladies and gentlemen , I appeal
to Uncle Calhoun. Tell us all , uncle ,
was I , or was I not , a good man in
the cotton field ? '
" 'Yo' wuz a good man , senatah,1
the aged negro replied ; 'yo wuz a
good man , fof a fack ; but yo' sut'ny
didn't work much. ' "
"I am afraid the moths will get into
my bathing suit , " said Maud.
"It would be a shame , " replied May-
mie. "The poor things would starve
to death. "
It Isn't every ball player who can
make a hit on the stage.
A single dish of
with sugar and cream tells
the whole story
"The Memory Lingers"
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Thomas Ardmore , bored millionaire ,
and Henry Maine Griswold , professor in
the University of Virginia , take trains
out of Atlanta , Griswold to his college ,
Ardmore in pursuit of a girl. who had
winked at him. Mistaken for Gov. Os-
borne of South Carolina , Griswold's life
Is threatened. He goes to Columbia to
warn the governor and meets Barbara
Osborne. He remains to assist her in the
absence of her father. Ardmore learns
that his winking lady is the daughter of
Gov. Dangerfleld of North Carolina. He
follows her to Raleigh , and on the way is
given a brown jug at Kildare.
CHAPTER III. Continued.
"Thank you , my lad. While I regret -
gret missing your worthy -father , yet
I beg to present my compliments to
your kind and thoughtful mother. "
He had transferred his money to his
dressing-gown pocket on leaving his
berth , and he now tossed a silver dollar
lar to the boy , who caught it with a
yell of delight and scampered off into
Ardmore had dropped the jugs care
lessly into the vestibule , and he was
surveying them critically when the
train started. The wheels were he-
ginning to grind reluctantly when a
cry down the track arrested his at
tention. A man was flying after the
train , shouting at the top of his lungs.
He ran , caught hold of the rail and
"The gov'nor ain't on they ! Gimme
back my jug. "
"Indian-giver ! " yelled Ardmore. He
stooped down , picked up the first jug
that came to hand , and dropped it into
the man's outstretched arms.
The porter , having heard voices ,
rushed out upon Ardmore , who held
the remaining jug to the light , scru
tinizing it carefully.
"Please put this away for me , per
ter. It's a little gift from an old
army friend. "
Then Mr. Ardmore returned to his
berth , fully pleased with his adven
tures , and slept until the porter gave
warning of Raleigh.
Duty and the Jug.
Mr. Thomas Ardmore , one trunk ,
two bags and a little brown jug reach
ed the Guilford house , Raleigh , at
eight o'clock in the morning. Ardmore
had never felt better in his life , he as
sured himself , as he chose a room
with c'are and intimated to the land
lord his intention of remaining a week.
But for ill luck of having his baggage
marked he should have registered
himself falsely on the books of the
inn ; but feeling that this was not
quite respectable he assured the land
lord , in response to the usual ques
tion , that he was not Ardmore of New
York and Ardsley , but an entirely dif
The Guilford house coffee was not
just what he was used to , but he was
in an amiable humor and enjoyed
hugely the conversation of the com
mercial travelers with whom he took
his breakfast. He did not often es
cape from himself or the burden of
nis ramily reputation , and these
strangers were profoundly entertain
ing. It had never occurred to Ard
more that man could be so amiable
so early in the day and his own spirits
rallied as he passed the sugar , abused
the hot bread and nodded his approval
of bitter flings at the inns of other
southern towns of whose existence he
only vaguely knew.
"I wonder if the governor's back
yet ? " asked one man.
"The morning paper says not , but
he's expected to-day , " replied the man
with the newspaper.
"About the first thing he'll have to
do will be to face the question of ar
resting Appleweight. I was in 'Co
lumbia the other day and everybody
was talking of the case. They say"
and the speaker waited for the fullest
attention of his hearers "they say
Osborne ain't none too anxious to
have Appleweight arrested on his side
of the line. "
"Why not ? " demanded Ardmore.
"Well , you hear all kinds of things.
It was only whispered down there , but
they say Osborne was a little too
thick with the Appleweight crowd be
fore he was elected governor. He
was their attorney , and they were a
bad lot for any man to be attorney
for. But they haven't caught Apple-
weight yet. "
"Where's he hiding ; don't the au
thorities know ? "
"Oh , he's up there in the hills on
the state line. His home is as much
on one side as the other. He spends
a good deal of time in Kildare. "
"Kildare ? " asked Ardmore , startled
at the word.
"Yes , it's the county seat , what
S tiere is oML I hope you never make
that town ! " and the inquirer bent a
commiserating glance upon Ardmore.
"WeH , they use jugs there , I know
that ! " declared Ardmore ; whereat
the table roared. The unanimity of
their applause warmed his heart ,
though he did not know why they
"You handle crockery ? " asked a
man from the end of the table. "Well ,
I guess Dilwell county consumes a
few gross of jugs all right. But you'd
better be careful not to whisper jugs
too loud here. There's usually a
couple of revenue men around town. "
They all went together to the office ,
where they picked up their sample
cases and sallied forth for a descent
upon the Raleigh merchants ; and Ard
more , thus reminded that he was in
the crockery business , and that he
had a sample in his room , sat down
under a tree on the sidewalk at the
inn door to consider what he should
do with his little brown jug.
As Mr. Ardmore pondered duty and
the jug a tall man in shabby corduroy
halted near by and inspected him
"Good morning , " said Ardmore
The man nodded , but did not speak.
He was examining Ardmore with a
pair of small , shrewd , gray eyes. In
his hands he held a crumpled bit of
brown paper that looked like a tele
"I got a telegram hyeh say y'u got a
jug thet y'u ain't no right t' last night
at Kildare. I want thet jug , young
"Now that's very unfortunate. Or
dinarily I should be delighted , but I
really couldn't give away my Kildare
jug. Now if it was one my other
jugs even my Omaha jug , or my dear
old Louisville jug I shouldn't hesi
tate a minute , but that old Kildare
jug ! My dear man , you don't know
what you ask ! "
"Y'll give me thet jug or it'll be the
worse for y'u. Y'u ain't in thet game ,
young fella. "
"Not in it ! You don't know whom
you are addressing. I'm not only in
the game , but I'm in to the finish , " de
clared Ardmore , sitting upright in his
chair. "You've got the wrong idea ,
my friend , if you think you can intim
idate me. That jug was given me by
a friend , a very old and dear friend "
"A friend of yourn ! "
The keen little gray eyes were
"One of the best friends I ever had
in this world , " and Ardmore's face
showed feeling. "He and I charged
side by side through the bloodiest bat
tles of our civil war. I will cheerfully
give you my watch , or money in any
sum , but the jug I will part with my
life first ! And now , " concluded Ard
more , "while I should be glad to con
tinue this conversation my duties call
me elsewhere. "
As he rose , the man stood quickly
at his side , menacingly.
"Give me thet jug or I'll shoot y'u
right hyeh in the street. "
"No , you wouldn't do that , Old
Corduroy. I can see that you are kind
and good and you wouldn't shoot
down an unarmed man. Besides it
would muss up the street. "
"Y'u took thet jug from my brother
by lyin' to 'im. He's telegraphed mete
to git it , and I'm a-goin' to do it. "
"Your brother sent you ? It was
nice of him to ask you to call on me.
Why , I've known your .brother inti
mately for years. "
"Knowed my brother ? " and for the
first time the man really seemed to
doubt himself. "Wheh did y'u know
Bill ? "
"We roomed together at Harvard ,
that's how I know him , if you force
"I Want Thet Jug , Young Fella. "
me to it ! We're both Hasty Pudding
men. Now if you try to bulldoze me
further , I'll slap your wrists. So
there ! "
Ardmore entered the hotel deliber
ately , climbed to his room and locked
the door. Then he seized the little brown
jug , drew the stopper and poured out
a tumblerful of clear white fluid. He j
took a swallow and shuddered as the
fiery liquid seemed instantly to cause
every part of his being to tingle. He
wiped the tears from his eyes and
sat down. The corn-cob stopper had
fallen to the floor , and he picked it
up and examined it carefully. It had
been fitted tightly into the mouth of
the jug by the addition of a bit of
calico , and he fingered it for a mo
ment with a grin on his face.
He was about to replace it when ,
to his astonishment , it broke in his
fingers , and out fell a carefully folded
slip of paper. He carried it to the
window and opened it , finding that it
was an ordinary telegraph blank on
which was wr4tten in clear round
characters these words :
The Appleweight crowd never done you
harm. If you have any of them arrested
you will be shot down on your own door
step.When Mr Thomas Ardmore-had read
this message half a dozen times with
increasing satisfaction he folded it
carefully and put it away in his pock
Taking half a sheet of note paper
he wrote as'follows :
Appleweight and his gang are cowards.
Within ten days those that have not been
hanged will be In jail at Kildare.
He studied the phraseology critical
ly and then placed the paper in the
cob stopper , whose halves he tied to
gether with a bit of twine. As the
jug stood on the table It was , to all
appearances , exactly as It had been
when delivered to Ardmore on the
rear of the train at Kildare , and he
was thoroughly well pleased with him
self. He changed the blue scarf with
which he had begun the day for one
of purple with gold bars , and walked
up the street toward the statehouse.
This venerable edifice , meekly re
posing amid noble trees , struck agree
ably upon Ardmore's fancy. Here was
government enthroned in quiet dig
nity , as becomes a venerable com
monwealth , wearing its years like a
veteran who has known war and tu
mult , but finds at last tranquillity and
peace. He experienced a feeling of
awe , without quite knowing- , as he
strolled up the walk , climbed the steps
to the portico and turned to look back
from the shadow of the pillars. He
had never but once before visited an
American public building the New
York city hall and he felt that now ,
indeed , he had turned a corner and
entered upon a new and strange world.
He ascended to the toy-like legislative
chambers , where flags of nation and
state hung side by side , and where
the very seats and desks of the law
makers spoke of other times and man
ners.Mr. . Ardmore , feeling that he should
now be about his business , sought the
governor's office , where a secretary ,
who seemed harassed by the cares of
his position , confirmed Ardmore's
knowledge of the governor's absence.
"I didn't wish to see the governor
on business , " explained Ardmore
pleasantly , leaning upon his stick with
an air of leisure. "He and my father
were old friends , and I always prom
ised my father that I would never
pass through Raleigh without calling
on Gov. Dangerfleld. "
"That is too bad , " remarked the
young man sympathetically , though
with a preoccupation that was elo
quent of large affairs.
"Could you tell me whether any
members of the governor's.family are
at home ? "
"Oh , yes ; Mrs. Danger-Held and Miss
Jerry are at the mansion. "
"Miss Jerry ? "
"Miss Geraldine. We all call her
Miss Jerry in North Carolina. "
"Oh , yes ; to be sure. Let me see ;
it's over this way to the mansion , isn't
it ? " inquired Ardmore.
"No ; out the other end of the build
ing and turn to your right. You
can't miss it. "
The room was quiet , the secretary
a young man of address and intelli
gence. Here , without question , was
the place for Ardmore to discharge his
business and be quit of it ; but having
at last snatched a commission from
fleeting opportunity it was not for
him to throw it to another man. As
he opened the door to leave , the sec
retary arrested him.
"Oh , Mr. pardon me , but did you-
come in from the south this morn
ing ? "
"Yes ; I came up on the Tar Heel
express from Atlanta. "
"To be sure. Of course you didn't
sit up all night ? There's son'ie trou
ble brewing around Kildare. I thought
you might have heard something , but
of course you couldn't have been
awake-at two o'clock in the morning ? "
The secretary was -anxious to
acquit him of any knowledge of the
situation at Kildare that it seemed
kindest to tell him nothing. The sec
retary's face lost its anxiety for a mo
ment , and he smiled.
"The governor has an old friend
and admirer up there who always puts
a jug of fresh buttermilk on board
when he passes through. The govern
or was expected home this morning ,
and I thought maybe "
"You're positive it's always butter
milk , are you ? " asked Ardmore with
"Certainly , " replied the secretary
with dignity. . "Gov. Dangerfield's
sentiments as to the liquor traffic are
well known. "
"Of course , all the world knows
that. But I'm afraid all jugs look alike
to me ; but then , the fact is I'm in the
jug business myself. Good morning. "
The governor's mansion was easily
found , and having walked about the
neighborhood until his watch marked
11 Ardmore entered the grounds and
rang the bell at the front 'door.
( TO BE CONTINUED. )
A severe looking woman moved up
to the window at the Citizen Savings
Trust Company with a small check
to be cashed The teller said she'd
have to be identified and she suggest
ed that he call up the man who had
drawn the check and have him de
The teller decided to take the
chance , and called the man on the
'phone at his elbow.
"Oh , it's probably all right , " came
the word over the 'phone. "Wait , I'll
describe her for you and you can see
if it's the same woman. She had on a
faded brown dress and paints just a
little bit , has a sharp nose and spec
tacles , and is about as pretty as Ker-
init Roosevelt Oh , yes , and she wore
a big brooch with a shower of imita
tion stones in it. "
The teller looked the woman over
and cashed the check. She hadn't
heard the other end of his telephone
conversation and went her way smil
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To Heights Sublime.
If making two blades of grass grow
where but one grew before is a noble
accomplishment , what proud word
will fitly name the mantle heroism
of reforesting a nation ?
BABY'S GIFT FROM HIS PAPA
inheritance for Which Mother Did Not
Seem to Be in Any Great
Richard Harding Davis , at a foot-
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the voices of the young undergrad
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"It makes me think of a Locust
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"She turned to her husband one night
at dinner and remarked :
" 'My dear , the first time I saw you
was at Franklin Field. Your head
was thrown back , your mouth wide
open and your face was very red
you were yelling your college yell. '
" 'Yes , I remember , ' said 'the young
' "And I noticed , ' she continued ,
'what a remarkable voice you had. '
" 'Yes , you spoke of it at the time , '
said he. 'But what makes you think
of It now ? '
" 'Oh , nothing , ' said the bride.
'Only I wish the baby hadn't inherited
It. That's all. " '
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Mixing His Dates.
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