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STRATEGY. BY SEWELL FOED. [Copyright, 1898. by the Author.] O HAXKLEY, what you doin with t h o m clothes'/" "Nothln 'toll, /pet; nothin 'tall. Jest layin 'em out so's they'll be handy in the mornin." "And what do you think you're goin to do with them in the morn- in, I want to know?" "Course you want to know, pet, and course I'm poin to tell you. I'm goin to wear 'era, pet." ' ' W e a r 'em where?" "Why, in the parade, pet. It's Decoration day, you know." "Ob yes, I know,- and I know you, Lo Hankley ! I know you want to go stumpin around all day and wear yourself out so s yon can't work ag'ln for a whole week. "Oh, I'll bo all right, pet!" "Course you will, 'cause you 11 stay right at home. So, sir, you don t go to no , Decoration day parade this year, not if I know it. So jest put that the™ "elt an that brass buttoned coat and that spiku hat away ag'in, for tomorrow you 11 tend to your work like a decent, respectable citizen, or else you won't step foot out of this house. Put 'em away, I say As a eoldier Lorin Hankley had learned obedience; as a husband he had taken an advanced course. So he slowly folded tho blue coat, stumped over to the closet and hung it on the hook. He put the belt and helmet over Jt and shut the door. Then he stumped to the chair beside the bod «»d began to unstrap the wooden peg which took the place of the lower half of his right log. For a full half hour no word was exchanged. Not until after the lamp had been blown out was the discussion re- 8 "Lo Hankley, what are you thinkin about?* "Nuthln, pet, nuthm. "Yes you are. You wouldn't been so mum nil this time if you hadn't been hatchln some deviltry. N 7 ow, what IB it.' Are you plannin to slip out In the mornin and go to that parade in spite of me?' "Wait till mornin gets here, pet. Let s not cross bridges until we come to em. "I know what that means. It means that you're bound to go, no matter what I Bay You've just mode up your mind to tread on my feelin's and break my heart, just because you're a man and I m a poor, weak woman. Oh, snicker away, you — "I didn't snicker, pet." "Yes you did, Lo Hankley. I heard you. But I'll learn you to snicker at me. Yon dare put on them clothes and go to be secrets shared only by Lorin, but years ago tho village gossips had made them common property. For the best of reasons no ono had ever hinted to her of such knowledge. Even the most loose tongued of her enemies could be discreet within earshot of Gritty Hankley. His wife had no sooner closed the chamber door than Lorin, who a moment before had apparently been sound asleep, sudden-., ly became very wide awake. tawifMy but silently he put on his uniform, rescued his wooden peg and strapped it in place Next he took the brown wig and stuffed it into his inside coat pocket. The double set of teeth he wrapped in paper and stowed away with the wig. With careful steps he started to descend the stairs, but half way down he stopped. The door at the foot which led into tha kitchen was ajar, thus cutting off this mode of escape. Retracing his steps with the same care, he softly opened the front chamber window past which a stout wis- taria vine ran up and spread itself out over tho roof. He was just about to climb out when he heard his wife's step in the little hall below. At the foot of the stairs she stopped and called: "Lo! Lo!" Ho made no reply. "Lo! Lo!" came the voice in impatient tones. "What are you doin?" "Gittin up, pet. I'm gittin up. I ve been sleepin. I'll be down in a minnit "Mebbo you will and mebbe you won t. It depends," was the reply. And he heard her go back into the kitchen. Again he grasped the vine and this time swung himself clear, going down hand over hand and landing safely on the grass below. "Gee whiz, Lo! House afire? "Sh-h-h-h!" ho whispered as he turned to the astonished neighbor, a fellow comrade who had witnessed his unusual exit. "Let's git away quick, or it'll be wnss n that There's goin to be an explosion up there in about a minute." And he stumped rapidly down the street. , . , . . Once around the corner, he checked his pace and allowed his face to relax into a gI "You haven't beer, riling Gritty, have you?" asked his comrade. " 'Fraid I have, Doug, 'fraid I have. You see, she'd planned for mo not to do any marchin today, but I kinder wanted to git out with the boys, so I slid out tho winder whilst she was down stairs.""The old pirate! But she'll be after you when she finds you've gone." _ "St.id sho would. Said she'd bust right into '[-he ranks and lead me out by the ed for crippled veterans, he stumped along bravely in the ranks, falling into- the swing of the march and feeling the old time thrill as he kept step to the old time tunes. With his wooden peg he beat out the measure of— Hurrah! Hurrah! We'll join DIP jubilee! Hurrah! Hurrah! The flag which made ua free! We'll sound the grand old chorus from Atlanta to the sen As we go marching through Georgia! The shrill pipe of tho piccolo made him raise his chin and throw out his chest. His heart valves kept pace with the feverish tap of the drumsticks, and he shook on os he entered the front hall and resolutely shut the door behind him. Rage and the lack of teeth changed her greeting into something which sounded like a snarl "It's me, pet. Hold on there! btop! I know just how you feel, pet, but I've got something to say first." And he raised a commanding bond. "Then say it quick!" mumbled brittj, her fingers twitching nervously. "All right, pet. You— you missed something todav, 1 s'pose. Eh? I was afraid you would: Well, they're all safe I've got 'em right here in my pocket, and- Hold on! Stand back there! That's right, pet. Now, there's some friends of ours justout- Birio I'm a-goin to ask 'em in to help me explain this thing if I hove to. h _ I don't suppose you'd like to sec 'em in this shape, net but they're out there, and '— "You're lyin.Lo Hankley ! You wouldn't UNITED WORKMEN. Head of the Order In California-Chips From the Workshop. the most prosperous S™nd ju r '' s- order ' ^~ 1 " es I would, pet, and they're there. You can push up the curtain and look H vou want to." . Gritty took a step toward the window, but suddenly stopped and put her bands to her bald pate. Then she turned with a glare toward Lorin. "I thought you wouldn't want to see 'em, but I thought best to have 'em handy in case you did," he said. Well, what do you mean, you — •'Tut tut, pet! Easy now! If I hand over these here things"-and ho tapped his pocket signif!cantly-"win you call it quits, or shall I call 'em in- Holdup! I've got my hand on tho doorknob. Gritty stopped on the threshold of the F. A. ADipaoh, who WM h«» lft< the Intent*, of the St. Loult Port- DUp»tch, has gone to Attlct. Deafness Cannot be Cwe* by ioc»l applications, because they cannot reach the deee&sed portion of the ear. There • IB only one way to cure Deafness, and th»t is • oy coDrtitutioDal remedies. Deafness *> caused by an inflamed condition of themu- com lining of the Euetaohlan Tube. Whei*- thlstubegsts inflamed you have a rumblinc sound or imperfect hearing, and -when it is en-- tirely closed Deafness is the result, and unles* tne inflammation can be taken out and this tub* • restored to its normal condition, hearing will- lie destroyed forever; nine cases oat of ten- are caused by catarrh, -which is nothing hut an infiamed condition of the mucoug gurfscee... We will give One Hundred Dollars for anj- case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for- circular, free. F. J.CHENEY & Co., Toledo, 0. • Sold by druggists, 75c. Hall's family Pills aie the best. It la stated that some official! change* on the Panhandle are under contemplation In the near future. There is • Class of People Who are injured by the use of coffee. Becently there hasibeen placed In til the grocery stores a new preparation- called GEAIN-O, made of pure- grains, that take the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receiver It without distress, and but few ca» tell It from coffee. It does not cos*, over one-fourth as much. Children* may drink it with great benefit. 15- cents and 25 cents per package. Try it. Ask for GBAIN-O. Corn planting has been resumed- again throughout this county. The rains set farm work back a week. G. H. EAHP.S. PUT ON IUS L'SITOKM. thatparade and I'll walk right in and lead you out of It by tho ear. Now, you remember that." "All right, pet, all right. But I am t in it yet, so let's calm down and go to gleop. You know you need your rest." But Mrs. Hankley asserted that she did not need rest; that sho was a poor, abused woman who was not going to bo trampled upon forever by a brute of a man. She asserted several'other things which came into her mind and slipped off her tongue with amazing facility. In fact, her assertions wore continued in a voice which gradually rose to a high, rasping note, until she tired of asserting any more. Then, with a sigh, sho stopped. In tho meantime Lorin Hankloy was breathing calmly and regularly as one who enjoys peaceful, untroubled repose. After a quarter of an hour of silence ilrs. Hankley stealthily slipped out of tho *bed and tiptoed around to the other side* Taking the wooden leg. sho carried it to the big, old fashioned bureau on the other side of the room and locked it in tho bottom drawer. Tho key sho dropped into a vase on the mantel. All unconscious that a pair of half opened eyes had watched her movements, Mrs. Hankley crept carefully back into bed and won't to sleep. Lorin Hankley could counterfeit slumber as well as humility. He was neither sleepy nor submissive. In the ordinary affairs of his daily life he was content to do as his wife said he must do. But this was no ordinary affair. It was an event. For a few brief hours on Memorial day people recalled the fact that Lorin Hankley, the humble cobbler, was one of those •who had fought to save the nation. Sometimes an impassioned orator mentioned his name and called him hero. His blood leaped faster as he heard them tell again o* the day when, under a withering tire, he had stood by his gun. unmindful of a shattered leg, and held the position until re-enforcemants camo, not only saving the battery, but keeping the enemy back from tho left flant of the wavering line of blue. Fora long time ho lay watching the rectangle of moonlight that slowly lengthened toward the opposiw wall. Then he chuckled and soon after lifted a resonant snore. T Mr*. Hankley was an early riser. It was her habit to slip into a wrapper, go down rtalrs and start the kitchen fire before returning to complete her toUet. This latter operation included the adjusting of her false teeth and her brown wig, for 50 years bad left her toothless, and typhoid had robbed her of her hair. Both of these ca- MM, Hankley fondly imagined to olir. "Gr;at gun», Lo, but you're a goner then!" -Gritty's a mighty determined woman, Doug, but I've got her foul this time. "Locked her up?" "Better'n that. See hero!" And Lorin pulled the wij; part way out of Ins pocket. When the truth of the situation came upon Douglas Green, his weather beaten faco wrinkled into laughter lines, he slapped his thisb, his complexion became purple aud tlmiliy he gave a hoarse roar. "Oh lordy, lordy!" he grunted between explosions, and he slapped Lorin on the tack and poked him in the ribs. If that don't boat the Dutch ! But. say. he said, as thev walked toward the post rooms, "hownre-you going to get back into camp? You're safe as long as you keep that and stay out of ranjw, but how about tonight.' Evidently Neighbor Green Was thinking of tho many deed? of valor and violence which had won for Mrs. Hankley her nickname. ••Wait and see,'' replied Lo. "No, thanks," replied Green. How furious was the wrath of Gritty Hanklev during that long spring day no one will ever know. On the little white cot^ge tho May sunshine fell peacefully. The warm breath of the coming June stirred gently the new leaves on the wis- "IT'S ME, PET. all his accustomed humility as he glanced at the tattered folds of the old battleflag waving before him. Twice only did his martial spirit droop. Once was when the band struck up "The Girl I Left Behind Me;" again, when the line swung into Main street and neared his home, he shivered with nervous dread. Would Gritty make good her threat and, wig or no wig, charge the ranks? Tust before he reached the cottage he hazarded a glance, half expecting to see her standing in the open door. But the door was shut and all the blinds closed. The slats in one of the blinds on an upper chamber window alone were partly open, and he instinctively knew that through them glared vengeful eyes. He fancied he felt chat gaze burn into his back as he passed, but he stared straight ahead at the gorgeous drum major and fixed his mind on the dnncing baton as it marked tie stirring rhythm of "Rally Bound the -Flag. This "crisis over, his courage did not desert him. Even tho unpleasant e continued Lorin, "there's Neigh- fcor Green and Al Simomls and Major Walker, your old beau, you know, and — "Is Major Walker out thewf" "Yes, pet." ,, "Have you told him what — "Not a word, pet; not a word, hastily broke in Lorin. She was getting into close quarters now. "I-I'll send 'em all off if you'll say we're square. You locked up mv lee, you know." Gritty turned her back and walked to the other end of the room. Twice she paced around the center table, and each time Lorin noticed that as she passed the mantel she glanced into the mirror which hung above it. Then with a hesitating step she turned toward her husband. "Hand 'em over, Lo. I didn't think you bad it in you, but you did. I'm beat. "It's all right, boys," whispered Lorin as he put his head out of the door a moment later. "She's struck her colors. Then in a louder tone he added: Good night, boys. Come around and see us any evenin. Grittv'n I are always to home. new applications have been received and passed upon during 1897. The prime factor of the success in building up the order has been the employment of special deputies for field work, over TO per cent of the increase having been obtained through their efforts. The drill teams have also contributed largely in adding to the membership. Judge George H. Bahre, the recently elected grand master workman, has promised to give his best endeavors toward securing 5,000 new members during his term of office. Judge Bahrs is known for his zeal for the order, and his election was unanimous. During the past year he was advanced from grand overseer to grand foreman by reason of the death of Grand Foreman A. F. Mackay. The Ancient Order of United Workmen will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary Oct. 27 - Steps will be taken to make this a great affair throughout the whole country. Missouri made a gain of 204 during the month of March. A new A. O. U. W. temple in contemplated for the good of the order at South Omaha. To die and leave a legacy of poverty to those dependent upon you is criminal. Mrs Evelyn V. Moyon is now grand chief of honor of the California Degree of Honor. The Degree of Honor in Detroit is prosperous. Almost all of the lodges reoe ve applications at every meeting, and the indications are that 1898 will be a prosperous year for the order. America's Greatest medicine 1» Hood's Sarsaparilla, which accomplishes wonderful cures of blood diseases when all other medicines fab to do any good whatever. Hood's Pills are the best cathartic and liver tonic. Gentle,.. reliable, sure. .Fat Mahoney it in receipt of a letter from John McGlnley, who say*the boys of Company M are getting along nicely at Chiclcamauga park. The letter is cleverly written an& contains much original wit All the healing, balsamic virtues of the Norway pine are concentrated la Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup,, nature's own remedy for coughs an,*. colds. — t a^a . 6U«gestion conveyed by "When Johnnie Comes Marching Home" did not shake it. How those short, delicious hours flew bv' The sweet pathos instilled by the flower strewn, flag decked graves was soon forgotten in the joy of the march. The cheers of the townspeople rang like music in his ears and the equal comradeship which the clay brought, he enjoyed to the fullest measure. So when the day waned he found himself in heroic mood. He was standing with a group of veterans when Douglas Green brought up tho subject of the ominous future. "I say, Lo, remember that day when wo were sent utter that battery down at Chickamauga?" , "You bet, and we silenced her, didn t * "You're right. But how are you going to silence Gritty tonight, eh?" " : Bout the same way. Doug. Member what happened just afore we started for them guns?" "Why yes: Cap'n Walker— you were a captain then, wasn't you, major-Cap'n Walker called for volunteers. " "Well " said Lorin. with a quizzical smile "i'ra goin to call for volunteers now. 'Who'll go along and help me silence The First FlaR OB Lookout Mountain. Captain John Wilson of the Eighth Kentucky volunteers was the man who plantec. the flag on Lookout mountain. Brigadier General Whittaker asked for a party of volunteers to make the first attempt to carry the national colors to the mountain top Captain John Wilson, commander of the color company of the Eighth Kentucky, with five comrades—feergeant Davis and Private William Hill. Company A; Sergeant Wagers and bergeant Woods, Company B.and Private Bradley. Company I—climbed up the steep face of the cliff and reached the summit. The flag is now in the possession of the survivors of the regiment and is carried in the Grand Army processions at every annual encampment. ODD FELLOWS. Body. STrMPED AT-OXG IS THE RASKS. taria, and the pink peonies by the door court«sied to each other stately and serene. It was a calm exterior, but what heights were reached by the gale of passion which raged within we can only guess. With characteristic indifference to the gtorm which he had raised Lorin Hankley proceeded to enjoy his day of liberty. Re- I fusing a seat in the open carriages provia iiicio was a shout of laughter as Major Walker slapped Lorin on the back and said: "I'm with you. Lo. Come along. The others said they would go too. "What's to be the plan of attack, Lo? Shall we charge straight ahead or deploy a skirmish line? 1 ' asked the major. Neither," said Lo. "This calls for "Guess you're right, Lo. Gritty's good for a dozen of us." commented treen. "Now, I'll tell you what to do." continued Lorin. " Wben we gat to the house, you come to a company front on the sine- walk, and I'll go in alone. If the plan •works and yon don't bear no riot, why. jest wait till you hear from me. If is don't work, and I can get out of the door you open up to let me through and then close ranks to cover my retreat." ••And what if there is a riot and you don't get out. Lo?" asked Major Walker. "Just notify the ambulance corps and abandon the field." As Lorin marshaled bis squad before tbe cottage he saw tba& the big lamp in the front room was lighted. The curtain •were down, but on thenrwas thrown i> gaunt shadow which appeared and disappeared with clocklike regularity. "That's ber," whispered Lorin. "She waitin for me. N'ow for it!" Gritty stopped her tigerlike pacin,_ •Dd stood still ia the middle of the room Panoplies of leaf and boagh, Wreaths of greenery, vine and spray, Bring their glowing Blender now In garlands for Memorial day. Blossoming beauty stars the grass In forms of grace, with varied hue. Even the fleecy cloud; that- pass Springtime's wondrous charm; review. Troops of swallows speck the air. What can be more blithe than they? Hurtling here and darting there. The light winged cavalry of May Blandly, too, the zephyr's breath Stirs with tender touch the flowers. To say that rising life, not deat^, Is niaiter of these polden hours For who can deem our heroes dead When May's fair blossoms crown their sleep And every Brave is garlanded? On fame's bright- scroll their names we keep. Somewhere in climes of fairer hue Than comes to any earthly May, To honor and to dcty true. Life roust have come to them. And they No more in conflict or in toil Seed mingle in stern battle's roar, lu'realms where nothing shall assoil. And life is theirs forevennore. Though dnmb today the cannon's mouth, •While beauty springs from bnd and spray, And mil the winds are soft and south, Iff «ev*rence crown Memorial day. JOEL BISTGS. i« Chief Aim of * Fr»tem»l Triple Link Noten. Tba following from the Vancouver Columbian has more truth than poetry in it: "To confer degrees is not the greatfeature in a fraternal body. The fellowship, the friendship, that bond of union that cements the brotherhood, is the chief aim How can it be developed or cultivated when vou are absent, or when present eternally finding fault witb the way the work is being done?" 4. new Odd Fellows' building was dedicated recently at Independence, Ky. Many lodges throughout the country have passed resolutions to keep brothers who enlist in the army in good standing. The Rebekahs have been in existence many years,'and since its iocipiency the order has never faltered or made a backward step, but on the contrary has steadily gone forward and upward. Degree staffs seem almost indispensable these days, for continuance in office brings perfection. The older members often speak of tbe beauties of Odd Fellowship and what great benefits young men can derive, and they often forget that their own sons are ont of the fold. The grand secretary of Rhode Island reports a Blight falling off In the member- gbip of tbe subordinate lodge* and a slight increase in the Rebekah branch. A Rebekah lodge recently Instituted at East Barre, Vt., is named Rippling Stream. The name of the noble grand is Poole. What more could be desired? . Mrs. Jane Luscombe is president of th« Rebekah assembly of Ontario. When you see a brother going in forbidden paths and you never attempt to warn or to intercept him, don't you think you have wronged him? The orotund work in tbe lodgeroom may be interesting, but it is sometimes overworked. Let lodge members beware of gossiping, lor scandalous gossip is the direct opposite of fraternal love. KnighU »nd I*die« of Honor. The reports of the grand lodge of California 6how that the administration of Grand Protector Mrs. Belle W.Conrad, the first woman who has ever beld that position, was eminently successful. The jurisdiction comprises 30 subordinate lodges, with 950 member*. Tb* decrease 1« membership was confined to iocial memb«M only, while the number of beneficiary member* Is larger »t present Shan It has erer Deea in California. Only one M«e«ment for May in MM- BEAUTIFUL WINONA" A Delightful Summer Haven. " *~~ . i . i-1 Winona Lake, Indiana, (formerly; Eagle Late) is an attractive summer haven on the Pennsylvania Lines near Warsaw, Indiana. As the site of Winona Assembly and Summer School, this resort has grown into popular favor very rapidly. Improvement* made on the two Hundred acres of romantic woodland which stretches nearly two miles along the eastern ehore of Winona Lake, a beautiful sheet of water, include all the comforts and conveniences ifor a highly enjoyable sojourn. Ample faculties are* at hand for satisfactory entertainment at reasonable rates at the commodious •hotel which adjoins 'the railway station at the entrance to the ground*, in. cosy cottages, or in tents as may be- preferred. Persons who may desire to combine- devotion, entertainment and Instruction with rest and recreation, will fin<* Winona Lake the ideal spot for invigorating both mind and body by instructive entertainment and study and! health-giving recreation. The educational work of the Summer School is In charge of well known instructors. The cottage halls are equipped with all re-- quired paraphernalia; the large auditorium in which the Assembly meets,. and in which prominent lecturers «r»- beard during the season, has a seating- capacity of over 3,000. An amphithe- atre, race track and other facilities for athletic pastimes are provided. The- fishing, bathing and boating are flne». the large fleet of boat* being of thtt best. The season of 1898 will open Mar 15th. Commencing on that date excursion tickets with fifteen day limit will be on sale via Pennsylvania Line*.. They may be obtained during May_ June, July and August The sale of season excursion tickets will begin, June 1st and continue daily until September SOtn. Season excursion tickets- will be good returning until October? 31st Full information about the attrme»- ttions at "Beautiful Winona," it» s-embJy and Summer School, etc., be cheerfully furnished all who address- Mr. Sol C. Dickey, secretary, Wlnon* Lake, Indiana. Inquiries about ercM-- be addressed to Passenger and Ticket stan rates, time of trains, etc^ Shook! Agents of the Pennsylvania UMS, ot- to F. Van Puses, Chief Assistant Oak- era! Passenger Agent, Pittstourf, P»._

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