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TI7E OMAIIA DAILY BEE! SUNDAY, DECEMHETl fi. 190.
A Little Traitor to the South
A War-Time Comedy with i Tragic Interlude By Cyrus Townsend Brady.
(Copyright, l0l, by Cyrus Towni
The Hoar and th Maa.
Lacy tor off his coat and Vest, threw
them on the wharf, saluted th general and
tapped Into tha bout. Someone In tha
roup lined a lantern. The flickering light
fell on tha pal faces of tha determined
"Qeodby, air," Bald Boauregard, "you, at
least, are an officer, a soldier of whom tha
south is proud. Remember tha flagship
la your (mm. Blie lies at anchor right off
tha Main Bhle QhavtpvU .Qood .luqk to you.
X eolontl's shoulder strapa await you her
If you coma back. God bless you all!"
Ha wrung tha majqr's band, watohed him
tap into tha David and whisper an order to
bis men, heard him call out "Ooodby, sjr.
If w don't com back, don't forget us,"
and that was all.
Tho llttl boat was shoved awny from
tha wharf by willing hands and in a mo
ment was lost in the darkness of tha bay.
There was no moon and the night was
dark. There was no .light ev from tbe
tars. The torpedo boat slipped through
th water without making a sound. She be
came entirely Invisible a hundred feet away,
Tba officers rubbed their eyes as they
tared in th direction where they had last
seen her, almost fearing that sho bad again
sunk beneath the sea. They stayed there
perhaps five minutes, at least until th
blockade runners, none of themVahowlng a
light of any description, could ret under
way in obedience to a lantern signal from
th general and noiselessly slip down th
bay in th wake of the frail little craft
which it was hoped would be able to clear
th path for them.
'Now," said Beauregard, turning away
t last, 'for Mr. Sempiand. I do not un
derstand It. I neves thought him a
"Nor am ! '." panted a voice out of
th darkness, as a pal and breathless
maa burst through the group surrounding
Tor God's sake, sir, am I In tlmsT The
'How longt Call ber back!"
"It too late. She has been gone ten
minutes. Where were you, sir?'1 ,
"Whp took her outT"
"Major Lacy. Answer my question,
"He! ."v Godl I am disgraced! Dis
honored! And she"
"Where wer you, sir?"
The young man hesitated.
''Why don't you answert Do you realise
your position? You begged this detail,
Why were you not here?"
"Oh, General Beauregard'
"How could you forget your honor, th
south? Where were you, I say? Answer
or I will have you shot In the morning!"
"J I was detained, sir. J"
"Is that your only exouse, sir?" sternly.
Bampland was In fearful predicament.
To have restrained him by fqree was an
act of high treason. H could only explain
himself by Implicating th woman he,
loved. The- consequences In either
eas . wer dreadful. Fanny Dlen, ' a'
traitor te th south? Beauregard was a
tern, Inexorable soldier. He would not
condone such an offensa as hers. That she
had failed in her effort to prevent tha
expedition would mean nothing to tha
general. Fanny. Clan, '.tbe pride of Char
leston, the woman who had done mora
for th south than; any other woman In
th Carolinaa, perhaps, to b disgraced,
certainly to be punished, it might - be
shot!' Bh had ruined him, but h had
kissed her. He could not say the wdrd
whtoh would Incriminate ber and leave him
free. H was disgraced already, he would
be cashiered. Welt, what mattered It?
His chanoe was gqne, f) woman did not
love him. His heart was hot against her.
Yet he remembered th seen. In the strong
room had she lndoed returned his kiss?
He closed his lips firmly and said nothing.
He would not, he could not betray her,
even '. himself.
"Tou d not answer, s.lr What exouse
have-you tq offer?"
"You sought this, detail. You forced
yourself nto th expedition. lay yog
nothing to say for yourself?"
"Tou are. under arrest sir, for diso
bedience pf orders, for derelecHlon of duty)
lly heavens!" said th general, striking
his left band wltb his right, "for cow
"For God's sake, not that, sir!" v
"For cowardice, sir I Tou knew th ex
pedition was on of extreme hasard. You
have no excuse to offer for not having
been hsre. What else Is Ut'V .
"Not that, lr. Not that!" pleaded th
lieutenant. "Anything but that!"
"K tra-tor, a ooward, I say I"
"General Beauregard!" cried a hlght
pitched volo out of th darkness, shrill
and unnatural with terror and fatlgu
Tb next moment Fanny Glen herself,
bareheaded, panting from her rapid run.
white-fared In the light cast by the lantern
hell by th staff officer,, pushed through
th group surrounding th general,
"Where s Mr. Bompland, sir?" she asked.
'Hre. under arrest He failed to arrive
is time. Can yov explain it?"
"The boat?" ,
"Ooii Then who"
"Major Lacy took It out."
"And the Wabash?"
"Will be blown up, pleas God, If all goes
Tn girl put her face In bar bands, as If
to shut out some dreadful picture. She
kept them there for a few seconds, then
ah lifted her head and looked unsteadily
from th severe face of the general to the
cold, disdainful countenance of Bempland.
Th man ah loved shrank away from her
"Uaelessl Too late!" she murmured,
then, fell fainting at hlr feet.
1S64. the little torpedo boat, after having
successfully passed the monitors and iron
clad anchored Just out of rang of Fort
Bumter, and Inside the shoals at ths
harbor mouth, was stopped about a mile
from the outer entrance of the Main Ship
Channel, where her quarry had been re
ported as lying quietly at anchor at night
fall. Success had attended the efforts of
her devoted crew so far. By Lacy's com
mand the David was stopped in order to
give a little rest, a breathing spac, before
the last dah at their prey, to the weary
seamen who had driven her steadily on
since leaving the wharf.
Tho night was calm and very still. Th
hatch covers were thrown back, th tired
men thrust their heads Into the cool,
sweet air, so refreshing after the closeness
of thslr badly ventilated vessel, and wetted
their fevered, exhausted bodies with the
stimulating water of tha bay, The artil
lery officer took advantage of th oppor
tunity to make a e.ireful ra-esaminatlan
ef the torpedo, and Lacy was greatly re
lieved when h reported that h had every-
th tophamper cf th unsuspecting man-of-war.
A faint film of smoke falling
lsslly from hsr funnel In th qulot fllr,
with hsr riding and sidelights, war th
only signs of life 'about her. No more
peaceful-looking object floated over the
oocan apparently. "It would be a pity,"
reflected the man at the wheel for an In
stant, "to strike her bj." But the thought
vanished as soon as It had been formu
lated. His heart Isaped iq his breast lire
the hound when ho launches himself In
that last spring which hurls him on Ms
quarry. Another moment a faw more
"That iv ill b our gams," whispered Lacy
to the artillery captain, In a voice In which
his feelings spoke.
They wer slowly approaching nearer.
Th bearing of th cranks and screws had
been well oiled and the David slipped
through th water without a sound. Bh
was so nearly submerged that she scarcely
rippled the surface of th water. There
usually stationed there would b with,
drawn tn th excitement, they wer met
by a denrlly fire from the rifled gun, which
rendered It Impossible for them tt pro
ceed. They turned tail and fled. Two
of them succeeded In returning to the
harbor. One of them never came back.
She was set on fire and burned by the
sheila of the ships. The monitors and
ironclads Joined in the battle, th forts re
turned the fire, and the quiet night was
filled with th nols of roaring cannon and
Lacy' had been a gallant nnd lierolo
attempt. It had succeeded as to th blow
ing up of a federal- warship, but It had
failed otherwise. By a singulnr Treak of
fortune the blow had not fallen upon tha
vessel for which It had been intended.
After dark the fine new sloop of-wsr
Housatonlc had replaced the Wabash off
the Main fjhlp Channel, and ah had suf
fered Instead of th flagship.
'Although when day brok h was
sought for again nothing more was seen
of th David. At least not then. With the
explosion of the torpedo she had vanished
from the face, of the waters. For n long
time General Beauregard and the people
In Charleston waited for tidings of fKr,
but It was not until th war was over and
th Housatunlc was mis-id that the
mystery was solved.- They found Hi tor
psdo boat with her pose Jammed lnx
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"GENERAL BBATIREQARD!" CRIED A HIGH-PITCHISD VOICK OUT OF THE DARKNESS, SHRILL. AND UN
NATURAL, WITH TERROR AND FAT1GUS.
peatte out at fh peep.
IN that night, February IT,
thing In good working order so far as he
was ablq to Judge. The young; commander
of the expedition was th mora anxious
for success because of th previous fail
ures of similar endeavor, AUpr 4 fan.
minute, rest he gave th order to get under
ay. ; '
'Men," he said, coolly, "you know th
history of this boat. There's a ohanea, aye,
more fhan a chance, that none of us will
ever come back from this expedition. Yu,
knew all that when ydu volunteered. If
wp dq get out ally our country will re
ward us. If w do not, she will not forget
us. ' Shake hands, now. Good-bye. and
Qod bless you. Put every pound of muscls
you have Into that crank whan we g' ,
within one hundred yards of the frigal
and Jump the boat Into her. I'll give the
plgnal. I want to strike her hard."
"Aye, aye, sir," replied the seamen as
cheerfully as If there was only a frolic
befure them. "We'll do our best. Good
bye, apd God bless you, sir- We're proud
tq serve under you whatever comes."
"Thank ysu. All ready with th torpedo,
'Tei, Major Lacy."
"Good! Pown everybody, now) Clap to
the hatch covers and start the cranks.
Easy at first, and when I give th woid
He seized the spokes of the steering
wheel in his steady hands as be spoke.
Back of him, to relieve him In, rase of
accident, stood Captain Wagner, the artil
lery officer. The heavy planks wero drawn
over the open hatch, locked and bolted,
pilently the men manned the cranks. Th
little engine of destruction gathered way.
It was pitch dark and very plose and hot.
There was no sound In the shell snv th
slight creaking of the cranks and the dtep
breathing of tbe crew as they toiled over
Forward by the wheel there was a g'ass
hood which permuted the men who steered
to direct the course of the boat. As the
sinister sea demon stole through the
waters Lacy caught a sudden fltpipse a
last 01 the sparj of a heavy ship at an
chor before, him. The night had sloared
somewhat, snd although there was no
moon the stars gave sufficient light frr
him t pee tho blurk tracery of masts
and yards lifting themselves above the
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was no white line of foam to betray her
movement through th black water. It
was almost Impossible for nyon,tq de
tect the approach 1 of the Silent terror.
There was. nothing showing; above water
exoept the flat hatch cover, and that to an
unpracticed eye looked much like a drift
ing plank. Yet there were sharp eyes on
th ship, and no negligent watoh was
kept either. When th David was per
haps. 00 feet away she was seen. Th
steadiness of her movement proclaimed a
thing intelligently driven. A sharp, sud
den cry from the forecastle ahead of them
rang through, th night. It was so loud
and so fraught with alarm that tt cam
'n a muffled note to the men In the depths
f tho torpedo boat. A bugle call rang
out, a drum wa beaten. Th erstwhile
silent ship was filled with, tumult and
"They have seen us!" said Lacy.
"Ahead!" he cried hoarsely. "Hard!" i
At the same Instant the shaln cable of
the frigate was shipped, bells Jangled in
her depths, the mighty engines clanked
Into sudden motion, tbe screws revolved,
and she began slowly to drive astern. But
It was too late, the sea devil was too near
to be balked of the prey. The men at the
cranks of the David, working with super
human snrgy, fairly burled th torpedo
boat upon tho doomed ship. Lacy had
time for a single upward glance his last
look at anything! The black ratling tow
ering; above his head was swarming with
men. Flashes of light punctured the dark
ness. Bullets pattered like hail on th
Iron. On or two tor through th flimsy
shell, A Jet pf water struck htm la th
Th next , second there was a ter-
rtfle concussion. The torpedo struck the ship
tricably Into the hols she hnd torn 'in th
side of the ship. Terhaps the inrush of
the waves had sucked ier Into th? open
ing and the roll of tha ship had fastened
hor pipr securely. At any rite h was
there. She was, of oourse, .Tiled with
water, and in her, at their stations,- they
found ths bodies of ber devoted ciew,
Lacy with his band on the wheel.
Nothing In life had so bcome Lacy as
the ending of it. It Is a proverb that
the good men, do lies buried with, them,
th evil is long remembered. It was not
so in this case, at any r ue,, tor men ior
got everything but tbe dauntlos beioUin
with which he had laid down his life for
his country, and that assured his tnm.
And, after all he was not to be pitied,
for he died the death of hi choice.
A Miserable Pair ami a Miserable
. Sempland's mind was la a fearful tur
moil. It bad all come so suddenly and
unexpectedly upon blm that as yet he
hardly reallxed the gravity of bis situa
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facing such, serious charges as neglect of
duty, disobedience of orders, treason,
cowardice! As to these last, ha was o
conscious of bis loyalty and intrepidity that
they did not worry him so much as they
might have done. The other things wer
bad enough, but surely, surely, no one
could ever believe him either a traitor or a
HI mind did not dwell on his own situa
tion as it might have done, either, If it
had not been for Fanny Glen. Instinctively
he had stepped forward to gather ber In
his arms when she fainted before him on
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that she hud said! He was almost sure
that she loved him as he thought of these
Yet she had disgraced him, dishonored
hlml That was not the act of a luving
woman. She had shown herself poesStd
of a full measure of womanly hcrolam. and
courage. She knew exactly what was In
volved tn his failure to carry out his or
ders. How could she have don It? 1 Was
It all acting, then? L)ld her kisses betray
him T Was she Indeed a traitor and to
hlmT Yet for whom?
There was Lacy oh, bad he repented
after all. Had he wished to resume the
command he had so reluctantly surren
dered? Had she been a party to any plan
whereby the matter might be brought
about? Was he to be shamed and sacri
ficed for Lacy's glory and honor by this
woman? 1'erisli- the thought! Yet why
had she fainted on the wharf? Was It at
the mention of Lacy's name? Was she
alarmed for his safety? If that were tho
case, why had she not striven to restrain
Lacy and allowed him to go In his place?
Suddenly there flashed Into his mind that
there might be some one on the Wabash
whom she wished to protect! Could that
be th solution, of the mytsery?. No one
knew anything of her origin, her pest his
tory. Was she faithful to the south, yet
bad she a a lover In the union fleet? Was
she Indeed what he railed her, a heartless
coquet to? lie could have sworn from that
brief moment when he held her in his
arms, when he looked at her, that she
loved him. She had returned his kiss. Oh,
had she? Was It a dream? A play? To
deceive' him? Ureat God, was he going
Of only one thing was he certain. Ha
could never disclose to anyone th cauu
of his failure to present himtsif on th
whaif In time. Whether she loved Lacy
or someone In the union fleet made no dif
ference to his love. He would love her till
he died. Aye, he would love her even in
the face of her treachery, her faithless
nesseverything! He hated himself for
this, but it was true, h could not deny It.
And he would save her from the conse
quences of her action at tbe cost of his
life his honor, even. What had he to live
for, anyway, if she were taken from
him? Death might come. It would oom.
Hs would make no defense! It was quite
within th power of a court-martial to
ordr blm shot. And It was quite within
the power of a court-martial to punish
Fanny Qlen, too, If he fastened the culpa
bility for his failure upon her, perhaps not
by death, but certainly by disgrace anl
shame. The city was under martial rule.
General Beauregard was supreme. No, he
could not expose ber to that condemnation
ba loved ber too well. Yet he wished
that he could hat her, as she paced up
and down th long room, stopping at the1
windows to star out Into the dark In the
direction of th sea where he should have
been If all bad gone well.
II was too far away to bear the explo
sion of the torpedo, which was muffled, be
cause It took place under water, but be
could . hear the batteries of the ships as
they opened on the blockade runner and
the answer from the forts, and be knew
that something had bapepned, at any rate.
And bis suspense as to that added to his
far below he water line. In the blase of
light 1 hat followed the men In the Duvld
cliaered wildly, and the next moment black
ness overwhelmed them.
On th frlgsts there was th wildest con
fusion as tbe rleeplng men below came
swarming up on deck. Hams of thorn
never succeeded In reaching the hatchways
and were drowned where they slept. Sime
wer killed by the explosiop. The oflluers,
however, quickly restored order, and as a
last resort ordered the surviving men into
the rigging, for the water where she lay
was shallow, and there they could Jlml
safety. The ship was hopelessly lost. In
deed, she began to sink so soon as
th torpedo exploded. The water poured
Into her vitals and soon the crash of ex
ploding boilers and the hiss of escaping
steam added their quota to th confusion.
Home of the cooler among th officers
and men lingered on the decks, Small arms
tn hand, searching; the sea on every hand,
untl) (he decks were awash. They were
looking and hoping for a chanc at th
bo4t which hsd caused them such a terri
ble disaster, but they never saw her. .She
' Signal had been burned Instantly on
the shattered ship. Far up and down the
line the lights of movftig vesxols burning
answering signals showed that they were
alert to render assistance.' Boats, ship's
cutters, dashed alongside to render help,
and they, too, sought the torpedo boat, but
Id vain. She was not tu bo fuund-
At the yarae time the shl;p of l)io fleet
did net move fro.n their tp;alntyd sla
ttunx, ni whea C'ui liluckads runners
rams riufcliliij down through, ths 8at
I hanl In th hop ht th vessels
witnout oeitig given a cnance to learn any
thing about her condition he hud been
hurried to headquarters and heavily
guarded In the room where he was to be
held pending Beauregard's further pleas
ure. As for Fanny Uien, although Bernp
lund cuujd not know It, the surgeoq who
had been present had speedily revived that
young woman, a carrlui-o had been sum
moned and ho had been taken he-re
under the escort of one of the staff otHovrs.
Sempiand was utterly unable to fathom
her mysterious conduct. He had thought
upoq 1( swiftly as he could during those
trying moments which hud been so filled
with action, but ha had not had time, until
In th quiet and solitude of bis confine
ment, to give It any calm consideration.
He was fct a loss to understand bar ac
tions. Was sh a traitor to th south? Did she
think to prevent the loss of the flagship of
the federal fleet by detaining him? That
could u-:- be. for If ever truth and sin
cerity 1 hone In a woman's fac and were
evinced In a woman's action they wer In
Fanny Glen' appearance and life. Her
patriotism was unquestioned. That by
polhesls must be dismissed at one.
Was it because she loved blm so that,
fancying th expedition premised pertain
death to him, she had taken this unfortu
nate method of preserving . his life? )
had not been too agitated In the strong
room pf her bouft to realise as he held ber
that In some mysterious way she was
happy at being In his arms. Ills heart
leaped st the recollection. She bad pot
Struggled. She hsd nlmwt neklled sglnstJ
He could recall the clasp of htr arm.
tha kls thut sb had fiven him, he words
wretchedness. Lacy had supplanted him
and reaped the glory again. It was mad
dening. No on cam to bring him any
word. The general concluded to postpone
his inquiry until the next morning, and
Sempiand paced the floor the night long
In a pitiable condition of wounded love,
blasted hope, shattered fame.
At home, not far away, poor Fanny
Glen was even more miserable than Rhett
Sempiand, for she had divined yes, as
soon, as the two men had left her presence
tho afternon before, she had recognized
the fact that she loved Sempiand. Con
viction hnd grown upon her swiftly, and In
those moments when she was fearful that
hq would succeed In his purpose, when ah
had kerl him a prisoner in her home to
prevent im from taking put th Pavtd
to try to blow up the Wabash, She knew
that sho loved him. When he had held her
In his arms, In thnt bold and successful
effort 10 escape, when he had strained her
to his breast, when he had kissed her
on, that kiss! the consciousness of her
passion overwhelmed her. The recollec
tion of It even filled her with passionate
tenderness. She had not been afraid when
he had threatened her with the ptutol.
Sho could have died easily then In his
arms, with hlq kiss upon hsr lips, bis
heart beating against her own. He loved
her I Nothing; else mattered for the mo
She had endeavored to keep him a pris
oner partly for hi own sake, but princi
pally for another and greater reason. She
had not thought of disgrace qr sham to
him. It had all coma so swiftly, Shs had
no time to reflect at all. She had de
plded upon impulse, with but one thought
nt first tq save the union ship. In he
sudden alarm and anxiety she had not
realized that she was playing a tratpr'
part. Or if she had. she had done it
willingly In the belief that the punish
ment would fall upon ber, and that he
would be held blameless.
But for whatever reason sh had acted
as she bad, she had failed after all, for
another had taken. Sempland's part, and
the flagship, If the David succeeded, was
doomed. Her sacrifice was unavailing. She
had lost everything, Sempiand bad shrunk
away from her when sh had confronted
him and the general on the wharf, and
when she bad recovered consciousness he
was gone. She could not know his heart
had gone out to her lying there and how
they had hurried him sway from her
prostrate figure. He would never forgive
her never! she thought, miserably. He
was under arrest pow. What was that
word she had caught as she ran up?
Coward I They would kill him perhaps.
She had lqs all love, the ship, every?
thing! Lacy, too, . was gone. He had
taken the boat out In Sempland's place,
Why 'had she not thought of that possi
bility? And he had loved her, and he
would never come back. t
With a misery akin to Sempland's she
heard th bombardment which proclaimed
that something bad happened, Had th
flag ship .been blown up? Nothing, was
left to hr. She would; gq to the genera)
and tail th truth In the morning, and
then he would be free. T y could punish
her and she could die. Well, 4atb, would,
Poor little Fanny Glen! Sh hnd played,
end plowed the fool exceedingly and she
had lost on evary hand I
(To Be Continued.)
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Orders have recently been executed In
Japan for u supply of fishing nets for
Ali ska valued tt 5,000.
Ilulgaria sills the United States nothing
but cHsence of iutm and buys here nothing
but tigiicultural implements.
The dally newxpaptis of the United
States use In a Jcui' SJ9,lft7,(HJO worth of
paper; In weight nearly JOu.WO.Ooo pounds.
Canada bought from us ddring the fiscal
year ll,J716"6.iia worth In spite of the pref
erential given Great Britain, and sold us
1 i.t-, ma wortn.
Tha Hiffprnrn hntwAcn uu la ru n?ii1 wmrpi
is precisely the oinersnce
1118 puBuiun aim geuing
y the difference between accept
The mineral product of the United
States are fc&!.C0u,ou in coal, t'JU.'jflO.Uno in
pig- Iron, tfei.MJU.Ouu in copper, ti8,(MU,0U0 in
goid, ),Oo,iw In )uoleuin, s5),uju,ou in
stone, WJ,(u,t0 in sl.ver, iJi.Ubo.uuu in nat
ural gas and WU,Ou0,0uU tn lead.
A recent report of th census bureau
shows that at the preeiut tiine there are
miles of electric railway In the United
blutas, operated by HI companies, with a
pur value of capital stock and outstanding
funded debt of tJ,Ki,utiu,utH. They use 11,
pa.uM hprsupower. haul b,8 )0,0Ou,lHW pBSti
ger and have 1-3, Ml employes.
In constructing the tunnel under the
Hudson the Pennsylvania railroad will
have ts track suppurted a part of the way
on screw piles, t uitnecUd by girders wnicn
are independent of the tunnel, thereby re
lieving the liijinei structure 01' me wcigtit
of trains pushing over. The independent
support of the track is without precedent
In tunnel construction. The tunnels under
the East river, New York, are almost en
tirely In rock.
Several of the best known soolety women
and business men in Indianapolis are pre
paring to go Into the laundry business. A
company with fcJO.OuO stock is being organ-?
lzed and every stockholder will have work
done at one-third price until the stock is
sued has been received back. Since natural
gas sve out In Indlanupolls clean linen
has become almost an impossibility and
the wurk dons by laundries has been very
An Interesting experiment In profit-sharing
is revealed in the action taken by the
McCormlck Harvesting Machine company.
Which will distribute stock of the Inter
national Harvester company, with which
the MoCorinlck company has been Incor
porated, Among its employes as a gift.
The beneficiaries are employes who have
constantly worked (or Ihs MoCormiuk com
pany for Ave years previous to September,
lao-. Kach man is to receive stock equiva
lent tu i per cent of the total wages re
ceived by him during this period. The
stock will be transferable and the holders
will receive tn cash al dividends dsutsred
A plant for making silk from wood,
. 1 .1 ...... . . - ".. .... .
present turning out fifty pounds of skein
silk a day, which product can be Increased
In quantity to f.OoU pounds. The silk is
soft in texture and creamy In color. Kach
thread is made ud of eighteen simile
strands. A pliigl strand Is hardly percep
tible to the naked eye. In strength It is
but ono-third that of the real silk. When
woveq lnl pieces the new (.ubstltute I
said to have the appearance of itul silk.
Tbe pulp undergoes a chemical process snd
is pressea 'nroign very nne tunes nv ny
draullc pressure, forming the single cliandi
which go to mak up the thread.
GRAND HOLIDAY OFF E
REE, 3 Full Quarts
ITTTi 1 1 gsjii 1 I
t-WE mOPOSE GIVING VOV SEVERAL QVARTS Or WHISKEr FREE.
in exchange for nothing but jour good will and friendship bat before making our liberal
offer we deem it necessary for vou to study carefully the following truthful facta:
01 Ann mnrriTI TheBUndarau. &gullunt 100 proof. AU whiskey whea dlB
M III II rilnrrl I I tilled U placed la a warehouse under the direction of it U. & officer
VlsUUU 1UU1U11 and iB not adulterated when withdrawn but various people 4-
vorHu "all loMnmant marinriinvt from a C. 8. TAlHstered digtlllerVl" None ol IKn
do se. The U. 8. record show four fifths of theee fellows w ne "atillsris and
nearly all of them are engraged la rectifying, reducing proof and blending. We will
donate $1,000 to charity if we have not stated facts. We defy them with this challenge.
Think. About ThUI Borne whiskey louses talk about the trusts and
warn you to buy your goods right Why? Bimply because they wish to confuse you
and gain your trade, and In the end ship you whiukey actually bought br them from
the whiskey trust. Why ! Because they are not distillers and muel purchase from tha
combine. No Trxt will SironJ Enoufh to Control
tn NortK Caroline. DUtlllsrs. No Trust will rneJce
ctTxtII))l' Dmnd two prless for bU Whliksy. OVER.
IOO YEARS AGO tho old time distillers made pure whiakey hero in the moun-.
taiua and the tamo methods aro employed today! When it comes lo making good
whiskey. NortK Carolina, folks slJi4 on thels beaer and will not experiment They
aro satiKflod with their jrrand father's record their chivalry their proud old ancestry I
tHOIl PRICED WATER.. Most of tho wniskey Louses sell 66 proof
liquor one gallon, therefore contains two thirds whiskey and ono third water. Tho
beHtwayistoBW I ROM VS and when received add tho water and you will have
ONE THIRD MORE WHISKEY Ber Wki.ksy sad Ki.br Proof Wkiskry than some,
concerns aro now selling at fancy figures, btop and consider for once act wukjIt.
By the aid of ample capital, we are proud to announce, that today wo control u
of the surplus whiskey held in this section of Korth Carolina and have acidtO. to
thwart unreliatU competitors by offering sample shipment of our 10 Year Old band.
made sweet taaaa whukey at the xouowmg reasouauie pnuee;
PURE HORIH CAROLINA
10 Fill BQttlCS $5.50; 20 MM $10; 40 E3IIIE3 $20
All Eiprost Cbiru PREPAID hipp4 l PUU tout with Ra Marks.
If you prefer, wo can snip either rye, corn,
bourbon or apple brandy or assorted.
At teas st yoe k a tkr rduWs ntat ssmrker ateraffcr sere
ssS asltiiss abuser si 1st fifwc. M t U4 leMo w
CatiMscrt to our list belor Christmas ana osn afford to be liberal. To
araid oslsr Mod rull smount with at der (a v do not ship C- O. D.) toi
DIXBY CONSOLIDATED CO.,
asf Tear ritsd t Cte VMS To.
Cut this out and return II with a
flO 00 or iit and will Include
KltSe; onsKifl euirt at 10 year
eld whitker or N etdr trTwunti to
S 20.00 w will sand mfcK,
ttirae bottku of 10 old whianr.
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