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Amine amZkX22f?&yj4Q5P.mJrc Chapter XXV. Continued. to hide as the news had been sent along the wires. Several times they had narrow esanswer came. capes, and as the night drew near an There was a cnange the Inmates end It was determined to hide. of the hospitals who were lit to leave the fugitives Hungry and foot-sorwere transferred to prison, where their Into a haystack, but even here crept prospects grew darker. their rest was disturbed, for a posse The winter wore away and spring of soldiers arrived with a wagon and came. began to load the hay upon It for John learned that his comrades had transportaiton. reached Savannah and were heading In the gray of early morn our two a a northerly direction, while Grant's adventurers crept from the farther of Confederate chances capturing the close to a rail fence, and end, keeping Capital and ending the war were con- thus escaped what had threatened to sidered good. be Immediate capture. Dreary days passed. Unable to reach the woods, because John's greatest distress was of the the presence of more soldiers In of blind, for he could not learn what had that quarter, as a last desperate rejbecome of Mollie, and his fancy somesort they entered the house by means times pictured her in sickness. of an open cellar window. He met with daring spirits and an After all, this turned out a good of was In the escape light planned. for they discovered the larder move, events doubtless It would subsequent 'have been wiser for them to have re- of the planter's home, and with the mained where they were, since the charming assurance for whieh escapYankees were noted, proceeded to day of liberation was not far away, but ing Ihot heads carried the day, and the es- help themselves. In the midst of their repast who cape was made. The pursuit was not very hot, for should walk in upon them but an old Just at this time provisions had grown aunty, who happily was so utterly scarce, and with coming events cast- paralyzed at sight of the Intruders had made upon her ing their shadows before, the people and the inroad theyfor the Confederate iof Georgia were not in a condition to supplies, intended ispend much energy recapturing those officers, that she was unable to make Iwho would only be a burden on their a sound for a full minute, and by the end of that time they had explained Ihands. One day when they were hiding by who they were. ia negro in a hay loft, and when the "Laws, Kurnel John, don't youse hades of night fell they sought the knows old Aunty Chloe? I done irailroad, a daring plan having entered thought youse dead an' gone afore now," was the exclamation that al,their heads. j At a siding they found a train of most took the colonel's breath away. He led the grinning negress closer freight cars waiting the order to go to the window, and recognized one who ;ahead. He even wrote her a line beseeching toer to visit him once more; but no Transportation was almost dead in had catered to his wants while at the South at this time there was lit- Lyndhurst. The discovery thrilled him. tle to carry and poor facilities for "Tell me is Miss Mollie alive and handling it. Suddenly leaping upon the engine, well?" he asked. "She am dat," was the prompt reply. Colonel John and a companion took "Where Is she?" possession of it. "Not berry far away, I reckons." The third man detached the locomo"In this house?" tive from the rest of the train, and "Yep, marse kurnel." then ran ahead to turn the switch. He was amazed at the hand of fate In another minute they were upon had directed him here, and dethat the main track and gathering headlighted it may be set down as positive, way, while a number of men shouted though the mystery of her sudden all manner of threats in their rear. from the disappearance Around curves and past hamlets caused him some uneasiness. hospital where lights gleamed from cabin win"I must see her. Aunty, can you dows, the runaway engine sped, rockour secret?" keep ing wildly under the impetus. "Don't know 'bout dat ar dey may Bold men In the start, they had now call for de wittles you uns got away grown reckless of consequence. It was wif. I kin try mighty hard. Dar am In the air it thrilled their nerves, some thievin' coons round dis ar place. just as men usually get the battle An't like Atlanta, I'm tellin' youse." fever and are ready to lead a forlorn "Where is she here? When did she Into the jaws of death. hope come? Has she been sick?" Just when they were congratulating "Gory, ask 'em slow like. WTe have themselves on the progress made. In been hyar quite a spell. Miss Mollie rounding a curve and dashing into a she sick when we arrive, but butter cut their ears were saluted by a shrill now. Speck she work too hard In dem whistle, while at the same time they horsepltals, pore chile. Dar sumpin saw the flash of a headlight down the on her mind, I reckon, too." track. "Tell her I am here that I must A collision was inevitable, for on a see her." single track two engines have never "Well, honey, dat kin be arranged. yet succeeded In passing, and ap LYou wait, an' don' youse get away proaching at full speed was the wid any more ob de provisions or dar south-bountrain. may come trubble." Then she was gone. Time passed. CHAPTER XXVII. The engineer, worn out, slept, but John kept vigil alone. He anticipated Peace. Gentle. happiness, and each minute The engineer put his hand to the coming seemed Interminable. whistle valve and let out a shriek At last Aunt Chloe came down the of warning, while at the same time fOlbir dtnlrc Iior filinntfan, ... 'i "' he closed the throttle, reversed theT a of Cupid, a mock strange messenger lever, and made every possible effort ery of Mercury. to stop. "She say come." "Jump, boys!" he called, as the flash "What kept you so long? Hours have from the head-ligh- t beyond showed passed." that a collision was bound to occur. "Gorry, de sojers dey stay, and missy She mighty They went out of the cab In a hurry. nfenred you be seen. Ten seconds later there was a great keerful 'bout one of Marse Llnkun's boys now. Time was wn she desplre crash, and the wreck occurred. Only two of the Federals emerged de hull lot, bag an' baggage," which from the cut, the third having been last muttered remark was music In his ears, of course. stunned by his fall Those two were Colonel John and John did not present a very elegant the engineer appearance- - Indeed, he was much like Knowing the locality was unhealthy a tramp, but had made himself as for men of their calling, they made presentable as possible with the Unihaste to leave It. always heading to- ted accommodations. Chloe led him to a room and left him to finish his ward the North. Passage over the mountains was dif- toilet. In ten minutes John came otit, feel-laficult, anil they aimed to again strike the railroad some distance beyond the fresh, and eager to discover the wreck. girl whose fnw- had so strangely been About midnight they succeeded In linked with lils. He ItOOd in the doorway looklnr at 4olng this, but every littlt while ad White-Winge- " - - I . her. She was white and thin, but had never looked to lovely In his eyes. Their glances met she smiled and held out her hand. In a moment he was at her side, on one knee, and had seized that hand. I orne it to his bearded lips and kissed t passionately, nor did Mollie offer the slightest objection. "You have been ill, my darling feared it when you failed to come back. Then in the hands of the euemy I was sent to a prison, made my escape, and the same strange fate that had linked our lives directed me here. But you are In mourning who Is dead your father?" I fell In a faint they "No, no. brought me here, and for weeks I lay hovering between life and death. When I grew stronger they told me I even saw the item you had died. in the paper," she replied, with a slight blush that caused John to grow even bolder only one of his hands held hers now, the other having stolen around her waist. Oh! "You mourned for me! Mollie, my wife through the fortune of war, why should we longer resist this decree of fate? Heaven Intended us for each other. I have learned to love you dearly will you deny that I am of more Importance in your eyes than other men?" "It would be folly. John!" closing her eyes. And this time he was not content to press a kiss upon her hand with those ruby lips so near. "It is strange that we should meet again on this day, of all others. You have not heard the news, John. It was inevitable, and although It almost breaks my heart when I think of my suffering country, I am glad It is over." has fallen, then?" he "Richmond asked, quickly. "Yes. The news was brought by my father, who has gone to his room prostrated." "Thank God that this terrible war will soon be over that brothers North and South can again clasp hands and allow the wounds to heal." "Amen!" she sobbed, from the shelter of his arms, for John had taken the full liberty of a husband to embrace the dainty little woman given into his keeping by fortune's favor. John went no farther in search of the Federal lines. Squire Granger was; stricken down as a result of worry, and for a time lay helpless. In thla emergency John proved a Godspeed, and won the old man's heart, even a9 he had already captured his daugh' ter's. In their long chats Mollie and heil husband had a full understanding. Hd produced the papers taken from the burning house, and which he had car ried on his person all through his ad' ventures. These documents, so precious to Behim, related to his inheritance. sides, there were certain facts con oerning his leaving home under a cloud, and with these papers he was able to clear his name in full. No wonder, then, he risked hl3 iSle 111 order to save them. As for his cousin, should the papers have been det stroyed, there was a chance of hi9 gaining the property, which accounted for his interest. Then came the news of Lee's sur render, and last of all Johnston yield' ed up his army to Sherman. The war was over. South All the sorely stricken breathed easy they had fought long for their cause, and and bravely yielded only when further warfare would have been madness inhuman, John was at the head of his reglJ ment as It marched through Washington; but he laid down his sword and returned to Georgia to Identify hlm self as a lawyer with his native city, Atlanta. The war brought misery to many, but to Colonel John it gave a the Gate City loving wife, and honors him as one of her leading sons. (The End.) TOO MUCH LOVE FOR HIM, Couldn't Spare Him Thirty Hours a Day, So She Decided to Pass Him Along. YALU MEN HAVE BIGGER Dr. May of Michigan Haven Freshmen LUNGS. Finds That New Excel His. ' FAVORS Young REVIVAL OF PRUNELLA. Woman Criticises Material of the Present Day Shoe. Dr. May of the University of Mich The young woman looked at her "1 wish," she said, Igan has osm pared the statistics of his feet thoughitully. freshmen class with those of the Yale that some new material for making freshmen. He develops the fact that shoes could be invented or discovIn one particular only have the Yale ered. should not like to have It freshmet any decided advantage, and made of wood pulp, because our forthat is in luug capacity. The figures ests are already too nearly wiped off are 256 against 243. the earth, but I wish it could be someDr. May ascribes this to the great- thing besides the skins of animals. I 1 How the er opportunities for physical training don't like to think about all that killing. Besides, shoes are not satisfactory any more The old French kid was a child can that I wore when scarcely be found nowadays. Dealers assure you that they are giving you French kid, but it proves to be something greatly Inferior. Calfskin which is now usually called matt kid' or gun metal kid,' wears well and looks well, but it is so porous that it makes the feet cold in winter and hot in summer lets in the atmosphere, whatever its temperature may be, and makes the feet suffer from it. The material that is called vici kid is stiff, loses its shape quickly and cracks and peels in a very short time. I believe some kind of cloth could be invented which might serve. Our grandmothAdvice to Girls, ers used prunella. They had smaller This bit of advice from an older we have, woman mry sound hard headed, but and more shapely feet than too." most girls need it. "Never put anything in a letter that couldn't be pubLiving with People. lished in a newspaper. No newspaper Life's best school is living with peois going to publish your letters, of ple. It is there we learn our best les- - the schools of the east The aver age age and weight of the eastern 1911 man is slightly greater. Yale has mors habitual tobacco users. Of the Michigan freshmen 23.75 per cent, use tobacco customarily, while 46 per cent, use it at Yale. Dr. May reports that 145 of the 800 studeuts he examined wore glasses, but more should have had them. Of the students about 150 suffered from various deformities, such as stoop shoulders, flat feet and curviture of the spine. However, they are better physically than the 1910 class at Michigan, and Dr. May hopes that his 1912 class will have bigger lungs than the Yale men. In WAS BOARD. Farmer Can Make One for Himself. This is my description of a scoop board for a wagon, writes a correspondent of Farmers' Mail and Breeze: boards about 2V4 First, get two The Scoop Board Closed. feet long and taper down on one end about four inches. Then get two 2x4s two inches longer than your wagon box is wide. Use eight-pennnails in nailing the floor to the 2x4s and six or eight-incboards for the floor of HE FATHER OF "OIL KING?' The Way It Opens. scoop board. Xail together and boro a five eights-inchole through the out- side floor board about eight Inches from the end for the rods. Use three-- ! rods with ono eights or Joint about four inches from the upper side boards at the ends and nail two cleats on the and lower per holes so It side of the w on't split out when scooping from the board. Bolt a 2x3 to the end piece of the wagon box, using bolts thre-- I eights by C', inches long. Bore two holes in a piece of side board iron or thin iron about one inch wide and eight inches long for screws, bending it as shown In small end, to fasten the rods and hold them In place to keep the board closed. h !aT up-V- This is the portrait of William A. Rockefeller, published by McClure's MORE ROTATION NEEDED. which some residents of Freepo'-t- , 111., believe to be a nicture of men ut. ""nam ucnutoLuu ui uim laigr, l ieviugston two years ago. The New York World believes it has enough evidence to declare the oil king's Farmers Who Have Not Adopted System Should Do So. Dr. and father Levingston were the same person. . course, but that Is a good rule to folA love missive low, nevertheless. that has grown cold is about the most foolish thing ever beheld by the eyes of man. One's first young love affairs seldom amount to much, anyway, and it's just as well to treat them as a joke. Of course, it's more fun when you are serious, but it's an excellent idea to show as much intelIf it Is ligence as possible. to your heart's happiness to write dearie letters every day, let them be without beginning or signature so that if by chance they fall out of the young man's pocket your sentiments won't be advertised publicly.' vitally-necessar- sons. Some one says: It Is better to live with others even at the cost of considerable jarring and friction than to live In undisturbed quiet alone. It is not ideally the easy way. It means ofttimes hurts, wrongs, injustices, many a wounding, many a heartache, many a pang. It requires the giving up of one's rights many times, the overlooking of unkindnesses and thoughtlessnesses the quiet enduring of things that It would seem no one should be required to endure from another. But it is best. Forward. Current Chat. The city housewife was suspicious. Famous Beauty a Woodcarver. "I don't like the color of that milk," Lady Colebrooke, famous alike for she remonstrated; "it looks as though he1- - beauty, accomplishments and skill a current of water had passed through as a political hostess, possesses a wonIt." and wood derfully complete carpenter "You are doing me an injustice, carving shop at Abington, Lanarkshire. ma'am," replied the crafty milkman; Here she has not only turned out some clever pieces of work but has "it is a current of electricity. We have of the milkmaid and our cows also taught some of the village girls disposed now milked by the new electrical on her husband's estate how to fashion are wood with hammer and chisel. Lady process." Colebrooke is a clever sculptor, too. This Happened. Wise Woman. "Now that you've Inherited money, Miss Gusch Yes, we're engaged. why don't you pay some of vour Mrs. Oldun Indeed? I didn't know debts?" "Great Scott! This Is the first chance you were so fond of him. Miss Gusch Ah, he Is my ideal. I've ever had to save up for a rainy Mrs. Oldun Oh; he'll outgrow that. day. Do you think I've no ideas of economy?" Philadelphia Press. "Herbert," sighs the fair youna thing, while an expression of Ineffable wistfulness glimmers Into the azure depths of her lambent eyes, "Herbert, have thought long and earnestly over it, and I have decided that I cannot1 must not marry you." "What!" gasps Herbert, pressing his right hand to his throbbing brow, behind which his brain Is reeling and caroming from side to side of his cranium in a mad effort to get hold ot MODELED ON BANK OF ENGLAND the Inner truth of the words of the angelic girl, and with his left hand slammed violently against the region of his heart, which organ is even now cracking in a premonitory manner, In dlcating that if It doesn't get relief in. stanter It will simply break and be through with sorrow and surprise and sadnesses. several other "What," "Can I believe my gasps Herbert. eases? You, whom I have fondly adored ; you, who have assured me by the light of the moon and the glow ol the stars that you loved me as nevei woman loved man before in all time! You, who " "Yes, I, Herbert." replies Angelica sighing a sigh in which all the heart weariness and soul gloom of her hlth erto happy young life are compressed "Yea, I." "And why? In Heaven's name, girl Why " "Becauso I love you sfl much, Her bert. I realle that at the present yoi have to work ten hours a day six day In the week to earn $20 and I Knov ! WM MIHISSlr.'.r.-r.tBthat I can't live on hss than $00 i in the WOT Id, OS the site of the old The bank most building Imposing week, and I don't see how you are go ustom house, will soon be begun by the National City bank, the Standard b 30 to and work a hours lng day Ml institution. President James Stlllman has completed all the plans for a around home at all. so I just slmpl missive structure, which will remind the people of the Hank of England, with s HUggestlveness of financial strength and greatness. de ided tbst It Is a hopeless asplratioi The building will cost and a shattered dream." iver $2,500,000 and will cover the entire block bounded by Exchange place, .Vail, Wllllaf Mid lUnuv.-- i slrsets. The land Is valued nt over $7,500,000. 1 WAGON SCOOP i lilliiili I'liill yiMSM! Some of our farmers have adopted systems of rotation, but more need to do so. We have as yet too many farmers that are growing one crop on the same area continually. Where there is rotation, it is noted that the rotation frequently consists of the frequent changing of two crops, like corn and oats. A wide rotation is better than a narrow one, for by the wider system of rotation a greater number of crops can be grown. Thus, a rotation that includes clover, potatoes, peas, beans, corn, wheat and oats, is far better than a rotation of corn and oats only. Although rotation will not of Itself keep up the fertility of land, It assists greatly In keeping the land in a good condition, by keeping it free from weeds and predatory insects. Many farmers already grow half a dozen crops on their land and could easily change their methods so that, these crops would follow each other on the same fields rather than each crop growing in a particular place year after year. To keep up the land, rotation of crops should be combined with a good system of fertilizing, says Farmers' On the great fertile prairies Review. of the west the farmers have become so accustomed to farming without putting manure on the land that they have already continued the practice Even new land will not too long. stand this process forever. PROFIT ON SMALL FARM. An Instance Where Twenty Acres Proved Very Remunerating. Many farmers bewail the fact that they haven't got room enough and that they can not make money on a farm. A farmer of the middle western states has made the following figures of what he produced on 20 acres In one season: e $528.00 45.00 82.00 110.00 75.00 Hogs Wheat Strawberries Eggs Kail pigs, worth Total We bought corn to amount of. Malance This 20 . $840.00 150.00 $G90.00 acres used to be very poor land. The Disk Harrow. The very next time you go to town. If the disk harrow Is dull, take It In to be sharpened. Though winter may he only beginning, as the weather wise say. give the blacksmith work to lo on the stormy days, and do not idle it aP In on him at the last moment. Can you tell what things cost?