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M4 BY AMCKlCAN MtU ASSOCIATION fft like brifliapcy o tbSAHTACLAUS. SAHTA CIAUS SOAP MOW IS THE TIME ^L I _ _ ^_ _ — — -—- J. J1 J-. --..-. J-t J-^~H-W*M—W^M-'^I^M'~ lXN*^^%<l*i« TO PREPARE FOR SPRING WORK. The first thing necessary good comfortable sh )es and you will find the best line at MOORE'S SHOE STORE f : '• Also the beiib lines of fine '$&""' '' shoes at 'mofit popular prices. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY South Side Fifth Street, CARROLL, IOWA. YOU WANT THE BEST THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD tfor tbe Waders of THE SsSSiNEi,, and we have made arrangements whereby we can gin the beat weekly newapaper in tbe world, The New York Together with THB WEEKLY SBCTINE for the price of THE alone. No other newspaper bas BO much varied and specis! matter for tta weekly edition aa THB WOULD, and we feel that in offering CHAPTER III. Night comes, and tbe streets of the old town grow more quiet. Men have cheered themselves hoarse, and intense excitement has wearied everybody. An even 50 men have signed the roll, and more will come in tomorrow. The recruiting office has been closed by the removal of the tuble and the departure of tbe captain. With that officer we have little to do. Witb tbe man in citizen's clothes who assisted him we have much. Let me introduce to you as he alts on tbe veranda of the village inn Duke Wyle, 25 years of age. a bachelor, the only, son of ex-Judge Wyle, the 'nabob of the village and county. The young man has been educated for nothing in particular. He bas doiie nothing in particular since he left college. "Duke? Ob, Duke's all right," was tbe reply to any half meant criticism. "Tbe old man's got plenty of money, and Duke ia his beir. Good boy, that Duke. Likea to bunt and ride and is a little wild, but he'll steady*down after a bit. Don't yon worry about Duke I" And when the news of war came' Duke found tbe excitement bis nature craved. When tbe volunteer company waa full, he was to be its first lieutenant. He and Royal Kentofa were acquaintances, but not friend*. In tbe beginning tbey had been attracted toward each other, and there was promise of cloie intimacy. But' no two men can love tbe same'woman and be friends— be anything leaa than enemies. Both were frequent callers at the old mansion standing at the head of the long street, in wbicb resided the widow and daughter of tbe late Hon. John Percy, one of Virginia's oldest and wisest sefi- atdrs and statesmen. If Mnrian favored either one, if abe was interested in any one of her numerous callers, no sign of encouragement bad been given. Kenton and Wyle were only two ont of twenty, and yet it seemed to be generally understood that she would ultimately favor one or the otber. "Hooray! Hooray 1 We uns will be in Washington in less'n 80 days!" It was the voice of Steve Bray ton shooting as he drew near. "You there, Steve?" called Wyle aa the enthusiastic volunteer was swinging bia bat and making ready for another cheer. ... "Wat's wanted, lootenant?" "Come up here!" "Doggone my hide, but I want to git down thar and hev a font so bad that 1 can't stand still!" growled Steve as he "And they'll bang hfm if be stays long enough! I'm thinking he'll get all the information be can and then sneak for the north and enlist in tber Yankee army." "Shoot What's yo'r idea, lootenant?" ".I think somebody ought to wait on, him and give him warning to leave the town at once. If be refuses to go, 1 reckon we can scare up enough tar and feathers to give him a coat." "Doggone it, lootenant, but yo'.are dead riglltl Yo'n the captain orter jest walk right up to bim this Very, night!" 1 ' Well;}ypu see, ' ' observed Wyle after some hesitation, "the captain and I are veryiiius^swaiting for war news, and we/Mjre'jjiort o! decided to leave the matter 't^rMbpy Si You'll find he's a Yaukee'lffoVinti you'll probably want to use him rougb, and if we were along we'd be obliged to protect him. You'd better get about a dozen of tbe boys together and give Mr. Yankee a call tonight. Talk right up to him and let him see tbat you know all about bim. Perhaps he's found ont all the Lincoln government wants to know and is ready to go north. If he says he'll go, give bim balf an hour to pack up and walk him down to the train, which goes past at ll o'clock." "I see. Bat s'pose he says he won't 8°?* and paper which bad arrived half an bout before, when Royal Kentoft wfts afl' bounced. He was received in • manner to let him know that his presence was welcome, and conversation turned at once to the all important question, Aft* er it Inid continued for a time Mrs. Pei • nnddi-nlyobsetved: 1 .'••. Kcnrnn, we were speaking of yr•-. ''jin iifti.-rnofin mid Were agreed tb ii f -OIT position was at least embar- " feathers, Bteve — tar and will make him change his BOTH PAPERS FOR We are giving oar subscribers the beat premium we could offer them. Don't dslay, but aend in your subscription at once. JUmember, The New York World and The Weekly Sentinel For Only $2 for One TL ear. THE SENTINEL, Carroll, Iowa. READ BY THE BEST PEOPLE Intelligence the Only Requisite for Appreciation. The Times 18 CONDUCTED AS A COMPLETE ALL-AROUND NEWSPAPER. Cleanliness, Clearness, Conciseness Characterize tta Pages/ SPEAKING ABOUT NEWS, ft Jw» the complete telegraphic service of the Associated Prow, iu addition to ite regular stall of out-of-towu corwe- poodenta. Its market reports giro tbe most complete deteita of auy weakly paper in the United State* It is a mine of literary wealty. It contains the latest stories from tbe peni of the most noted authors, biographical sketches of the mart prominent men, tbe best wit of the day, scientific and religious discussions, to addition to the full news report of the Week, ftad the belt agricultural department of any weekly connected with a dally in the world. It must be seen to Ibe appreciated, Send for sample copy. We have made arrangements with this «?eat paper to rive it ABSQWTKkY FREE with each yearly subscription paid in advance, This offer te open but a short time. Tato advantage of it. Address •UYAMWgP CAIitlObL DSNTIMttb, CajrroH, low?, BOTH PAPERS FOR $2. "Say, Steve, do youknow there'* a Yankee among ust" cam* along down tbe veranda. " What'a op, lootenantf Hain't dun gone and got word that them er' Yankees is goin to plve up without a font, hev ye?" • •No. There's no news this evening. Bit down." "Whoop! I'm powerfully minded to lot out by raysolf and git tbar befo' tbe , tassin is all overt" exclaimed Steve as lie hesitated to take the chair poshed at tim by tbe other's foot. "Bit down I You'll get there soon enough without any extra hurry I Say, Bteve, do yon know there's a Yankee among us— a regular, full fledged Yankee right here in this town?" "Lordy, not Baa he un cum down to captor' we uns?"- "tie is here aa a spy, Steve— as a spy to let 'em know up north what we are doing. You fellers are not very bright, or you'd have got onto him without my tilling." "Shoo! A Yankee spy right yere in this town? Hev yo' wen him with yo'r own eyea?" "X haw," "And yo' kit* nirae bim?" "I can, Do you know Lawyer Wll- llami?" "Tar feathers inindt" "Tbey will, fur shore, and we uns will giv him tar and feathers! Yo' ar' sartin he's a Yankee?" "Of course." "Menus to fight agin us?" "Of course. You are not gWng to flunk out* are yon?" " Steve Brayton never did flunk in all his life, and he ain't goin to begin now, but"— "But what?" impatiently demanded. Wyle, wbo was in a hurry to begin proceedings. "Seems like we orter hev some sorto' beginnin. He uu drawed up them papers fur me and didn't make no charge, and I don't want to jump in on him all of a sudden. Seems like I orter be sorter civil and decent at fust and find but what he un's doin or means to dp." "Bteve Brayton, I'll scratch your •ame off the roll this very night! You ain't got tbe sand to make a soldier!" "Shoo! Don't yo' be so flustratedt Hev yo' got tbat roll with yo'?" "Yes." "good! Hand it over." , "What do you want of it?" "I've dun got ia plan. I'll take that paper along. I' 11 git Ike Baxter, Bill Taylor, Tom Henderson and six or eight mo', and we'll find that Yankee. When we've found him, I'll be civil and decent ac a say; 'Folks is a-t«llin tbat yo' nn is a Yankee spy, and; that yo' un is gwina to skip out fur the north purty quick; How does yo' nncoustandnute?" "What do yon mean by that?" asked Wyle, ''That means bow doea he un stand. Is he un for 'the south or north? If be un's fur the south, let him put bis name right down tbar to be one of us. If be un's fur the north, we uns will cum back fur tar and feathers. " "Steve, you've bit it— bit It plumb center I" exclaimed Wyle us be rose up to shake hands. " You ' ve got the Idea exactly. Pat tbtft there paper right at him) If he's for as, be'll sign; if he's agin us.be won't, Get your men together and start cot rigbt away. " "We uns will find out all about it in an hour; lootenant, and doggone my hide if I ain't so chock full of font that I've got to holler) Hip, hip, hooray! Aim low, boys, and giv' it to 'em heavy!" "Do you know the man in the ofOot With bin— follow named Kenton?" "I do, fur suah. Hedrawed up some papers fur me awhile ago. Party nic# Jwt of atelier, I take it." , "Didn't you know be was a Y«nke«f" "Wol" "Well, •»»' ia. Any one will toll yon tbat he cawe down here from the worth only about * year ago." ' r But be cum to go Inter Wanes*." "Yea, but he»a a Yankee, and they aw all »«¥•—»» down on us about the nigger, and all want to wake us eat dirt." "Shoot J«it want to walk rigbt over D» and tread m into tbe ground, eh?" "That's it, and he'* one of thorn. one know* how many letter* b«'- off in tbp Jait two weeks, lie p •ant one today. «nd they know in ington jH»t what w» are doing hero." "But what'* bedoiu yere if bus • I Yankee »py»" pwriated Steve "' Wk« lMr»lewd they toMwr'" CHAPTER IV. : The averags writer of fiction describes every southern man at wearing long, blapk hair, a wide brimmed bat and a fierce mustache. Tbe southern wom^n is pictured as tall and stately, with black eyes aud raven tresses. Varian Percy was a true child of the south, and yet she had hazel ayes, brown hair and was petite in figure. As she passed the ragged little darkies in the street they looked after her and called: dolly me, but dar goes Miss Sunshine again! 1 ' ,pf tunny disposition, charitable in thought and deed, respected by all, she had dignity without haughtiness, was a queen among girls without arrogance. If every otbsr f irl of the south was arguing for and enthusiastically applaud* Ing tbe rigbt of seofwlop and wearing tbe toy Palmetto flag, Marian waa the uoeption, Not that tbe aaomantoui •vents were lightly pswedovw, but be«au«« »he was wsiahina them and pondering deeply, educated at the north, she bad formed strong friendships and found hosts of friend*. She bad wen tbe Yankee at home, at bis worst and at bia best, and ahe rather likfcd him. That a general election, such as bad been held so often before, should result In tnrtnoil, bloodshed and separation •b* could not understand. PolitleUM. the aeoowiQu of. South Caro- " Golly me, but dor goes Sites Sunshine againl" "Which means," be smilingly replied, "that you have been wondering which side I would take in this contest." Mother and daughter looked at him with considerable eagerness, but without reply, and be continued: "No doubt I ought to be ashamed of the fact that I have lived to be 24 years of age 'and have taken no interest in politics. If all others were clear on this question, I could soon decide it for myself. Here we have some of tbe ablest men of America contending tbat no state is bound to the Union by any constitutional law, while others equally wise advise war as a penalty for secession. We have no precedent to guide us. No state was forced into tbe Union. If the people of any one state believe tbat separation would be a benefit, how can we deny her right to withdraw? And yet no state has a moral or legal rigbt to imperil the welfare of the general government." "1 cannot speak for tbe south, but for Virginia only," said the mother. "I know little of politics. I am content to leave the question to tbe statesmen of' our state. I have no bitterness of sectional feeling." "You are from Rhode Island, Mr. Kenton," observed the daughter. "Yes." "But you came here to make your home with us. The state has adopted yon, 00 to speak." "Yes." "Yon have become a voter here. Yon have no intention of returning to the north?" "None whatever." "Then you must stand on the same platform we do. You must stand by your state." "Be has doubtless given .the subject serious thought," said the mother in tones meant to gently reprimand th» daughter for her eagerness. "I have indeed," answered Kenton, "and It seems to me tbat'V-— At that moment a colored girl appeared at tbe door and beckoned to mother and daughter in an excited way and whispered: "De sogors hev cum fur de Yankee,: an dey's gwine to do sunthin awful to him! Dey wants be un to aura outdoahs right smart I" "Soldiers? What soldiers?" asked Marian. Why, dem soldiers flat's paradln up an down an makin sich a fuss! Car's ober a hundred of 'emaronn dehousel" And tbey want Mr. KentonT" Yes'm—want him right bad. 1 heard 'em talk 'bout tar and feddersl" Whispering to her mother to entertain their caller, the girl excused herself and passed down the hall and out at the front door. Just, as she opened it Steve Brayton was reaching ont to ring the ball. Behind him were a dozen or more men. "Well, what la wanted?" quietly asked Marian aa Steve pulled ott hi* hat and shifted about in a nervou* way. "N-nuthin, ma'am, nothin 'tall!" he replied as he backed off. "That is, we jest considered tbat we'd better cull gnd-r- and "——— "Did you want to see any one hero?" "Why don't yon nn tell her?" exclaimed Ike Baxter MS be pushed himself forward. 'Waal, ma'am, we uns cum yere to tee somebody," continued Bteve. " Yes, wo qn* cum to ace tbat Yan- nntbin agin liitn as a rnfln, but if he tin's spyiii on ns that's different. Will yb' please call him out?" "NoI Three cf you cata come in and question him!" Steve Brayton,' Ike Baxter and Tom Henderson followed bet into the house, while the others crowded up on the vermulti to wait for whiitliiight happen. "Mr. Kenton, some %allers to see yon,' 1 said Marian as tbey entered tbe pni'lnr, niul lie 109% up, with a puzzled look on his face. ;f Steve Brayton had broken the ice and recovered from his embarrassment, fie did not propose to do any talking. Kenton WHS either for or against. The quickest way to ascertain was to present the enlistment' paper. He took it from •big pocket, extended it to tbe young law- ****'Atr. Kfnton, some folks around yere BY* talkin that yo' un's a Yankee spy. Will yo' put yo'r name down on this paper?", "I will, and I'll go with your company whenever it is ready to go!" was the prompt answer as he drew a pencil from his pocket and wrote his name, which was the fifty-third on the roll. Twenty minutes later Steve Brayton and his companions appeared at the hotel, where JDnke Wyle was impatiently waiting for news. "Well, Steve, is it tar and feathers?" he asked aa the crowd came up the steps. ' ••;.';• "Does that look like tar and feathers?" replied Steve as be banded but tbe paper and ppinted to the name of Royal'Kenton. "What, be volunteered in this company!" , "Exactly." ..^r r " Did you threaten hjta?" "Not a threat! Beckon we'£ better make him second loptenant, eh?" But Duke Wyle did not answer.. He But and stared at the name and was dumb with amazement. sent lina, but she was not wise enough to lift their sophistry from their constitutional •rgumontn. The talk of a southern confederacy did not appeul to her patriot* dun. Hot prido and imtriotUiu belonged to Virginia flrst of ull. Virginia's w*al or woe was her aiuioty. At 8 o'clock on tbo evening of the duy KentonT" queried Mariaa. "That's itl They say he's a Yankee ipy, and it's our dooty to hov a little talk with him I" "Who says he's a Yankee «pjr?" "Reckon it was Duke Wyle, ma'am, and he orter to know. He's goiu to ba flrst looteoont of our company, yo' know." "And Mr. Wyle told you that Mr. Keutuu was o Yaukoo spy, did ho?" <lo- Marion «« her uyw flunbod and of which wo havo written the widow and her daughter were eagerly the column* of H her breath oume quickly, "Yes, inu'ttui. "Steve Bruy ton, yo 1 wn'a u fool 1" called « voice from thu o»PWd— the voicaof some QUO who knew tbat Wylo wan a caller at the house. "Ho dun told me «o, and it * Mt fur at to find out!" continued Btovu, who w»n .fd to square hituvelf . "And you want to question him?" taked Marian, , t t "A» i dooty, ,iu»'ai», u* « dooty to Can't liev uo Yaukuo epy yore, yo' Imow. We buin't gat CHAPTER V. It took three days more to enlist the men necessary to fill tbe ranks of the Sbenandoah guards, as the company called itself, and while awaiting orders from Richmond an election of officers was held. Only a few of the volunteers . ' •were surprised at Royal Kenton'0 enlistment. They were.men wbo bad but. one political belief—state rights. -They were not looking beyond it to the southern confederacy, but; na ^ enlisted and . were going to the front to fight for Vir- * ginia. Why shouldn't he fight for bis. adopted state? So argued the captain, ( so argued the rank and file 'and many citizens of the'town, and, but for Duke- Wyle, Kenton would have been elected.: second lieutenant of the company. When . he saw how things wore going, he called. Steve Brayton aside and said: , "Look bere, Steve, yon fellows are as blind as young kittens. If tbat Yankee hadn't signed the roll, what would have happened tohi^p?" , "Tar and feathers and a ride on a. rail!" replied Steve. And he was sharp enough to realize > it. He enlisted as a blind." Shoo! flow kin be un bluff that way?" "We are going to the front. Tbe first: chance begets be will desert to bis side. He's playing a Yankee, trick on you, ! and you ain't sharp enough to see it." "Doggone him, but yo' maybe rjght, lootenant, yo' may be rightt" "Of course I'm right! You just move • about right smart and give the boys tbe tip. Don't oven elect bim corporal, He's just one o' tbat sort that if begets any office at all he'll want to run the • whole company." "And wo don't propose to be run?" "Of course uotl" Steve soon turned the tide against Kenton, and that without any one knowing exactly what was taking place. , • The citizens of the town were almost as much interested in tbo election as tbe members of tbe company. The old lawyer bad left Kenton to settle the matter according to his own judgment. When he heard that tbe young man had enlisted, be was secretly pleased, and it was bia influence which made a number • of tbe rank and file decide on electing Kenton as third .officer of the company. "I am not in tbe least disappointed," replied Royal when the result of the • voting was known and tbe office had. gone to another, "I enlisted without thought of position and prefer the ranks to any place they could gifo me. Besides, I nui a Yankee, you know, and it - ia only natural tbat there should be a little feeling in the matter." , There were two callers at the Percy mansion tbat evening. Duke Wyle came first. As previously stated.be had been a frequent caller for a year or more. Bono people bad even said that there was an engagement. That was a mistake, however. Try as hard as be could, be could remember little or nothing to • encourage him in believing that he waa a favored suitor. Neither had he the •lightest reason for believing that Royal Kenton had any advantage in tbat re- speut, It WHS simply tbt fact that he was also a visitor at tbe house that roused tbo spirit of jealousy and thede- sire to work mischief. His reception was cordial by both mother and daughter, nud both congratulated him on hU election us one of the company officer*, This paved thu way for him to observe i 1 ' 1 pvosmiiu you buvo beard of the unblushing ttttsurttuue of the Yankee, M all cull him, in making ovefy effort to be elected twcoiul lieutenant?" "Do you refer to Mr. Keuton?" quickly uiiBWured Marian. "Of course, lie is the only Yankee• I know of in thin locality. Tbe men saw through hi* uuheiue before it win- too Into, however." "Did he nave9 iwlwuet" a»kod Mr*. Percy. "Most certainly, nw'aro—that i*i the motubora of the company fully believed, he had." "Whutwtw It?" quietly asked Marian, "Well, they all think ho voluuteeied to hoodwink UB, and thut ho will detwrt the ttrat obanco ho gut«,"

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