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*e '%d m *W S3,~ 1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.-- Independent on all Subjects.---Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898. . 52, sjk_TTJiE^:rD-A.ir 19. isee. ItTO, 22, Home Office. N. W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, Jurje 29, 1 895. Paid-up Capital ......................................... $700,00000 Surplus .................................................... 3; J.OOO 00 Reserve Requirement nnd Undivided Profit:, 2£ ',767 oO 5^337,767 DO \- THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST SVRETY COMPAXF IN VUK HOVI T t. Becomes surety on bonds of Executors, Administrators, and in all undertakings in Judicial Proceedings. Does nothing to conflict vith the business of Inwytis. Accepted by the United Stntes Government us solo surety on bonds of every de fieri ption. Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs. Registers of "Wills, Clerks of Courts, Collectors and other officials of Stiitcs, Cities and Counties. Also on bonds of coiitinctors and employes of Bunks, Mercantile Houses, Railroad, Express and Telegraph Companies, and on those of Officers of fraternal Organizations. HERMAN E. BOSLER, EDWIN WAKF1ELD, SECRETARY AMD TKKASUREK. PUKSIDKNI For Full Particulars Apply to DEWEESE OWENS, ATTORN EYS-AT-L AW. DENTON. MARYLAND. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. Sa?e Money by Purcliasing Direct from Manufacturers, North Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY C01PETITIOH IM CYPRESS SHIHGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR orrespondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! Look to Your Interest apd Get Our Price? Before .Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery.. P. H, GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S K, E. W. H, DENNY, WYE STATION, :,WILLOU0HBY, . EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W. H. ANDERSON, DENTON, H. C. HOBBS ,HOBBS, W E. PETEES, HIOKMAN, W. S. LOED, GEEENWOOD, C. BTTETON, MILTON, E. W, INGEAM, LEWES, c c (.(. it II II c c Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown. Sacks Furnished, WILLIAM I. CONN,|ifPr.lWM. HOPPS CO., QDEEHSTOHN, H . i -^- i BALTIMORE, MD. HOUSE UHLER, --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; CemenU Etc, AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a supply v of First-Class Morea Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr Bros.' Wrightsville Land Lime. Now is the time to give yonr order. , Satisfaction guaranteed. FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS 1 ',' ' I will have a large line of both GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES · AT ALL PRICES, FROM $3.00 UP. *Pprsons having watches in need of repair will do well to call on me. , T. W. SMITH, = :;, Ridqely, NORTH. Mail. Phs. A . M . P . M . 6 45 1 40 0 55 1 50 7 08 2 07 7 18 2 17 7 24 2 24 7 31 2 33 7 4 2 2 4 3 7 52 2 54 8 03 3 04 810 311 8 17 3 18 8 23 3 24 8 26 3 27 8 36 3 37 8 45 3 40 A . M . P . M . QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SClUiDUWC IN lil'PKCT MAR 16, I Eastward. |BALTO.FERRYf Westward. Leav. P.M. 315 Arrv. P.M. 5 4 5 Leave. A. M. 545 Arrive A. M. BALTIMOKE TO 8 15 QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. Arrv. P.M. 9 15 Lcav, P M 8 20 G 45 Railroad Division. Leiu f . P.M. 615 f 6 2 1 f 628 f 634 AC 43 645 f 647 652 f 6 55 7 01 7 11 719 f 7 2 3 i ' 7 2 7 734 f 7 41 f 744 f 7 4 7 7 55 f 8 0 J 810 T 8 1 8 f 8 2 1 f 8 2 5 830 P.M. Leave A. M. 8 4 0 f s s a 902 9 11 021 923 9 26 9 32 f 9 3 G 945 1002 1012 C1017 f 10 23 B1033 C I O 41 f 10 48 f 1054 e l l 15 f l l 24 11 30 f l l 38 11 41 f l l 45 11 50 A. M. STATIONS. Qneenstown Bloom ingdnle Wye Mi'.ls "VVilloughby D C June. Queen Anno Hillsboro Downcn Tucknhoe Dcntoif Hobbs Hick inn n Adamsville Blnnchard Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellenda'le \Volib Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge. Burton, Lewes. Arrive A. M. 8 04 f 757 f 7 4 8 f 7 4 0 A 7 29 7 2 7 f 725 7 2 1 f 7 1 f l 7 12 701 054 f C 5 0 f 6 4 C 6 40 f 632 f 628 f 6 2 4 618 f 606 600 f 6 5 2 f.5 49 f 5 4 B 540 A. M. Arrv. P. M. 550 f 5 4 1 532 625 515 5 13 5 11 506 t ' G O S 4 5 5 4 4 0 4 2 9 f 4 2 3 f 4 1 8 E410 f 3 5 7 f 3 6 3 f 3 4 9 343 f 330 320 f 312 309 f 3 05 300 P.M. CONNECTIONS. "A" connects tit D. C. Junction for points on the Delaware Chesapeake Railway. '·B" connects at Greenwood with Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore Railroad FOR Sonford, Dclmar, Salisbury, and points south. "C" connects at Ellcndale with the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia Railroad FOR Georgetown. "1£" connects at Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilriiington, .Baltimore Railroad. I. W. TIIOXEI,, 0. C. WALLEU, Gen. Manager. Gen. Fr't Puss. Agt. DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE Oxford, Trappe, Enston, Chapel, Uordavft, Queen Anne, Kidgoly, Greensboro Goldsboro, Hendtrson, Mnrydel, Slaughters, Hartley, Ken ton, Clayton SOUTH. Mail. Tas. A. M. p. M. 11 53 7 4 7 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 11 12 708 11 04 7 02 1054 C 5 5 10 44 6 46 1034 ' 6 3 6 1024 626 10'IS 6 19 1008 6 1 2 1000 « OG ' 9 67 6 04 948 656 938 (547 A. M. P. M. Connect at Clayton with DelawareDivis- i c n o f P . W. B . R . K. H. F. KENNEY, General Sup't. J. B. HUTOHINSON, General Manager. It L. HOLLIDAY. Superintendent. Chester River Steamboat Contp'y fall and Winter Schedule, Beginning November 1st, 1897, tho steamer Emma A. Ford, will leave Cheslor- ;own at 8 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at KolpVs, Broker's, Quaker Neck, Bogle's, Qneenstown and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.80 n. m , Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for snme landings. Stcnmer Gratitude will leave Centre- villu 8 n. in., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, stopping a t " t h e landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek nnd Rock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Monday, Wednesday and Friday tor the same landings. 86F*Spccial trip to Rock Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m , Leave Rock 5.15 p. m. GKO. WARFIKLB, President, J. E. TAYJ.OK, Goncra! Agent. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALTIMORE, THIRD HAVEN AND 3E2AT CHOPTANS SIVES EOTJTE. The magnilicentsidc-wheel iron stenniera Avalon and Joppn will leave daily alternately except Saturday, ns follows: E.N. Market, 3.80 Oyster Shell Point, Cambridge, G p m. Kirby's, Oxford, Bellevue, Double Mills, Eastoii,930 p.m. Oxford, 10.30 p. m. Tilghmnn's Island. Donton, 12 in. Lyford's, Williston, Two John's, Turkey Creek, Kingston, · Dover Bridge, Hog Island, Windy Hill, Cboptank, Wright's, Arriving in Baltimore at about 5 o'clock next morning. Returning, the steamers will leave Baltimore from Pier 4 Light St. Wharf, nt 7 o'clock p. m., daily, except Sunday, for nil points named, and arrivingint Easton about 3.00 a. m.; Oxford, 3.45 a, m.; Cambridge, (5.00 n. m.; E?st New Market, 7.00 a. m.. and Denton at 11 o'clock a. m. Connections at Eostoii, Oxford and Cambridge with railroad: for all points. Freight taken at low rates and careiully handled. Grain bugs furnished and grain delivered at elevators. For further information apply to W THOMSON T. M.UKDOCK, Gen'l Man. Agent, J. SAWYER WILSON, JR., Freight Agent, 241 South Street, 302 Light St Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T. HUTCIIINRON. Accnt at Denton. J, B, K, EMORY nP CO. (EMORY NKAVITT.) -- GENERAL -COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, Ooad Incmin Cnrpr-r, 20c. per yard. IIc.i\ y hi i:«sulsCui pet,48p. pcryiud. torthoaalil.isr, w o mail j o u . Trio of nil charges, om- now Coloiod Carpet Cit:ilo,'i.o, -which hhows nil gnrjiig in lil lion.i;m coloi ^. You cm muLo your sclectioi.s as well ns if jo.i wore hero atthoini'l, urn! t.no f i o n CO to 60 per canl. pr f.t you R I j p.ijuiff your Ircal i!ea!er. If you vJs'i qii'ilily samples of c.:rpct, S'n.J 8c. 1-1 Uf.inju. We alsu i-siioiiKfii "f\lcit.i:o"uoi I rmuiti.ro, ]).-;iT"v:e". Hi 1 1 "ST. f-K'v % etc., which wo iaa:l lioo c" n FOX'S AUCTION SALES! -i- - The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We sell more horses and can SHOW YOU MORE HORSES than you can find in any stable in the Stiite. DON'T HISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You will wonder how cheap we sell horses. Every horse olteicd is Sold for What Is Bid, And yoo can take them home, and if misrepresented ship them back and get your money back. THE LARGEST HORSE EALERS IN MARYLAN . M. FOX SONS, AUCTIONKERS AND PROl'HIKTORS, 31S-320-322 NORTH ST., Baltimore, Wheeler Transportation Line D A I L Y STEAMERS FOR Great Choptank, Trappe and Tucahoe Rivers. On and nftcr January 1st, 1897, slcam- crs will leave Pier 6 Light Street "Whaif daily except Sundays nt 7 p. m., for Oxford, Truppe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Secretary, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCarty's, Gnn- ey's, Todd's, Downcs', Towers', Williston, Tuekahpo.Bridge, Koese's, Coward's, Covey's, Hillsboro nnd Queen Anne. Arriving (it Oxford the following morning in time for connection with tho Delaware Chesapeake K. K., and at Cambridge with the Cambridge Scaford 1?. 11. Returning will leave Hillsboro, .Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday* and Fridays at 10 n. m.; Co\ ey's 10.30, Howard's 11; Williston 1 p. rji.j Gnney's 1.30; McCnrty's 2; Kingston 2.1o, Dover Bridge 2.30, Hertford's (Choptank) 4, Clark's 4.15; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8 GO nnd Oxford 10, stopping at intci mediate landings, arriving in Baltimore early the following mornings. Steamer leaves Hillsboro Sundays at G a. m.; Coward's, 7 a. m.; Williston, 8 n. m.; Medford's (Choptank) 10.30n. m.jCam- bridge 12.30; Trappe 1.45 p. m.; CHford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore at 8.30 p m. Sundays. Freight received until G p. m. daily for all landings. E. E. WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., lialtimore. B. B. COIIKE, A;:ent at Wilhston. TheSteamer Greensboro (CAPT. D. S. BKOCKTVAV, MASTER,) Will ply between GRERNSBOROUGH and B A L T I M O R E Weekly, touching at all landings between Groonsbor- ough and Denton. On and after July 4, steamer will leave for Baltimore every Monday FREIGHTS MODERATE, C A P A C I T Y A M P L E The patronage of «ur merchants and funnels solicited that this line may be mudo a success. Full information by inquiring of GEORGE F. DILL, AGKNT, D. S BROCK W A Y . MAS.TKR, Grocnsborough, Md. Or H A R R Y A. ROE, AGENT, Denton, Md. 'Large granaries always ready to receive grain. REED'S TO GET BARGAIN? \H HARNESS! 15 THE P L A C E If in need ol anything in my line it will be to your advantage to examine w h a t I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness us low as $7, Hand-made Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, Axle and Harness Oil, Whip Sockets, Pads of nil kinds. repaired and cleaned at W. S. RBBD, Donton. Md. A TONGUE OF FLAME. "Pencn, penoo," smiled the lose in her garden, 1 And "peace" sang tho bud on his tree, But H ualo smoke bhodowod the valleys Wl.cro the rivers lun to tho son, And the smoll of bnttlo was on tho winda | Of thD summer of bixty-thrco. In the lap of its mother mountain I Viit'ini.i Citj Iny, And, wet ill n lolling inmcloud ! Of 1,'liiiiincrmg gulil nnd guiy, lichmJ tho Sicri.fj slowlj hank The inn of liberty ilny. The mammoth flnR on tho summit In tho tiemulous rainbow glow Fluttered far like a seal let ribbon To (ho O3 T e th.it \\atciicd below, But flashed in tho sky of n nation Tho gloi j of long ngo, Then n frown on tho check of tho twilight \\ hero the smile ol tho \\ est wns warm. And climbing m diifky billows Hount Davidton'b !iuful form A wonder oE dnikness swept tho height Liko the rush of n silent storm. Thiougli the murk of the muffled city, \Vith its mystery untold, V.'lulo tlio pcoplo dizzily gn'ing Stood dumb in tho streets, behold In tho blackening west o'or tho mountain's crest A twinkle of fiery goldl Every oyo caught the heaven hung vision; Eveiy heart felt its v izard bpell. It fiiircd like n sjiuit ciindlo: It streamed liko n star thut fell; It wnvcd command like a signal hand; It swung like a -voiceless boll. Did they hear it? TOnto faces listened; Wild thoughts guessed its meaning divino. "Thcro la news of the war fiom tho eastward; Tho ]alm treo has bowed to tho pine, And the Lord of Hosts is uplifting His torch on tho hills for a sign." "Twnq n dream, hut not nil. On the shadow Tlio light that qutroicd nnd curled WHS Hie Hag by patnot fingers That birthday morning unfurled. And it blazed 111 tho unseen aunbct Like » beam fiom miother world, Alone in its daylight of glory Above whoio tho lightnings run, But tlio gliid city rend on tho morrow Its lokc.il of deads that wero done, And the steeples .sang, "Vicksburg is taken And Gettyibuig'b field is won!" --Theron Brown in Youth's Companion. A SOLDIEE/S DOUBLE. BY CHARLES U. LEWIS. short notice. About 30 clays before Grant broke through Lee's lines at Petersburg anil tlio beginning of the end came a portion of my regiment captured seven Coufecleiates and brought them into camp. My own company was a part of the Federal force, but as I was on detached duty that week I was not with them. Tho first I knew of the capture was when I heard the story that I had deserted to the Confederates and been recaptured and would be shot. I visited company headquarters to .ascertain what the talk meant and there met with a strange reception. I was there, wearing a blue uniform, mid yot I was iu the guardhouse half a mile away wearing the butternut. I hud been on duty at division Lead- quarters, and yet I had been cap- lined on the advance lines. I was at once placed under arrest, and it was an Lour or more before the mystery was solved. Then it was found that one of the Confederate prisoners was my double. As the case excited a good deal of comment at the time I will give you the f u l l particulars. My double was a member of an Alabama regiment. When placed side by side, we were twin brothers. Each of us was 20 years old; eaoli 5 feet 5 inches high; each weighed 137 pounds. Our eyes and hair wero of the same color. Even our voices were the same, except that he spoke with more of a drawl. The name of the young man was John Wakefield, and we wero born 1,000 miles npnrt and were iu no way related. We were ns much astonished as the officers and surgeons who were called in to gazo at us. No twin brothers ever bore a closer resemblance, and they declared that even our gait was the same. ,, I had not yet recovered from my astonishment when tho suggestion was mado that 1 go into the Con- fedeiale camp as a spy on the strength of the wonderful resemblance. I was given three days in which to pump "Wakelield. He did not know my object, or I should credit him with having told me less, although he was tired of the war and rather glad ho had been captured. I first got hi 3 family history complete, then the town from which ho hailed, the names of many people and the situation of streets and public buildings, thon the names of his officers and comrades and incidents ot campaigning. Having nothing else to do, and my aim being to acquire information, I got from him almost every incident of his life in thoso three days and nights. As my lire would de; id upon my being thoroughly poi-ied, we canvassed tho most trivial incidents of his lift) nt home and nsatoldier. He wat i\ ready talker and had a good memory, and of comto these things helped mu wcncicvhilly. When I was quite leady, I took his suit of clothes complute, and he was given another. Then I was taken down to the front and made a bolt for it. In other words., one oi tho Confederate prisoners escaped and dashed across the fcpacu which separated the opposing hues. Not half a dozen moil weielet into the secret, and as I ran I wab liieil upon by half u regiment. They had promised me differently, ami I still cherish n bitter feeling against tho officer who had charge of affairs and obliged me to run such a risk. The bullets whizzed overhead nnd tore up the earth at my feot, and it was nothing short of a miracle that I escaped being hit. I ran at full speed straight for the Confederate- lines, and, on dashing over a breastwork, I found myself iu the midst of a Louisiana brigade of , infantry. A colonel questioned, mo as to my name, regiment, wlien captured, etc., and I answered so promptly that I supposed everything was all right. It wasn't, however. Federal spies had played the game before, and Confederate wit had become sharpened. I was sent to tho headquarters of General Mahonc, who-was subsequently celebrated in Virginia and national politics. He asked mo the same questions which the colonel had put to rne and many others in addition. I saw that he was suspicious, and, braving all at one stroke, I requested that my captain be sent for. The Alabama regiment to which I WHS supposed to belong was stationed two miles away, and it was about 9 o'clock before the captain arrived. Previous to his appearance I had been asked his name, which I gave correctly, and had also described his person. When he reached headquarters, I was sent for, and as I stood before him and two or three headquarters officers General Mahoiie asked: "Captain Thorn, this man claims to belong to your company. Is he a member or not?" "Yes, sir," was the prompt reply. "What's his name?" "John Wakefield, sir." "When was he captured?" 'Tour days ago, along with several men." "Are you positive that this is your in an 3" "Certain, sir. I knew him before he enlisted, and he has been in my company for a year." That settled it. We were dismissed, and I followed Captain Thorn to the regiment. On the way I related the particulars of my capture and escape, and he seemed considerably puzzled that General Mahone should have been so suspicious of me. There were about 40 nieu in Company D. They all gathered around me as 3 appeared and gave me welcome, and a young man named David Gauny, who had been Wakefield's tenlmate, put his arms around me and shed tears in his gladness over my return. I had learned my part so thoroughly that I was "at home" from the first. Next day I met every mom her of the company, officers included, and where I used names I made no mistake. I fell into the routine with the rest, and after three days the ·curiosity of all had been satisiied. You may say it was a wonderful thing that I could thus pass myself off and esonpe all suspicion, but I am only telling you what was known to General Grant himself. My orders were to ascertain Lee's strength on a line about four miles long. How I wafc to accomplish this after entering the Confederate lines was left for me to decide. Wakefield told me that he hnd a cousin in the Seventh Virginia,a young soldier named John Winslow. He had visited him whenever opportunity offered, ana this was a good excuse for me to get out of camp. I got permission from my captain to go, ami in hunting up the Seventh Virginia I took care to miss it nnd cover the whole front and have a look at guns and fortifications. I found Winslow at last, but his greeting was far from cordial. The two bad evidently quarreled about something on which I was'not posted. He was so sulky and unfriendly that I was about to cut my visit short when he gave me a searching look and exclaimed: "Why, you are not John Wakefield at all!" "Then who am I?" I asked, with n laugh. "I don't know, but you are certainly not my cousin John. You look like him, but you aie not he." It was queer that he alone should have suspected me, but something in my speech, walk or look warned him that I was n counterfeit. I laughed at him in a good natural way, hoped I would find him in a better humor when I called again and started for my regiment, but I had not gone a quarter of a milo when I was overtaken, put under arrest and an hour later was once more in tho presence of General Mali on o. I am faure that the general had doubted me from the first. Indeed, after the war lie told me as much and added that he was not quite satisfied even when my captain so thoroughly identified me I was followed to his lent by Winslow, who boldly proclaimed that I was not John Wakefiold Then all the officers and half a dozen men of tho company, including my tentmate, were tent for, and the general heartily entered upon the work of trapping me My life was tho stake being played for, and, though 1 was terribly anxious P.S to the outcome, as you may believe, 1 believe 1 displayed all the coolness nnd nerve which my best friend could have hoped for. Every officer and every man promptly identified me as John Wakefield, but to offset this Winslow said that his cousin had a soar on the neck which could not be found on me. I denied the scar, and then my captain was requested to ask mo oei'tairf questions which the general suggested or wrote out. In reply 1 giwe the Christian name of father, mother and sister as well as a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. I gave the names of many etreets in Montgomery, Ala.; the names of many families, the situation of the statehouse, Exchange hotel, police station, etc. I told the part taken by my regiment in various battles and skirmishes and related a funny incident connected with my enlistment which Captain Thorn clonrlv remembered. I had pumped John Wakefield so thoroughly and so plainly remembered everything that I believe I pafeed the examination fully as well or better than he could. Geueial Mahone had only one peg to hang a hope on after putting me tin ough my paces lor a full two hours. My tentmate was sure T was John Wake- fiold, and yot wt»b a bit strange since my return to tho company. I did not use tobacco any longer, and he had not heard me twear, though I had been addicted to both vices before my capture. I claimed that J. had resolved to let tobacco alone, as it was aJlectmg my health, and I had quit swearing in gratitude over my escape. The general was satisfied, and yet unsatisfied. He acknowledged that my officers and comrades ought to know me after being together for a year, but added that there was no great hurry to dispose of the case and sent mo to the guardhouse. At the end of two days I was escorted back to' his headquarters, and he played his last card. In his tent was a soldier dressed iu Federal uniform, whom I took to be a deserter. There were also two men dressed as civilians, but I believe they were Confederate soldiers temporarily disguised. The general had two letters and a telegram before him, and ns I stood at attention ho looked up and said: "Well, my Yankee lad, you are pretty sharp and havo stuck by your story, but you might as well make a clean breast of it now. You see this deserter from your lines, these citizens from Montgomery, these written proofs that you are not John Wakotield?" "Who do you want ine to be?" I asked. "I want your right name and the story of how you got into our lines. You are a spy, and hanging is the penalty, but, owing to your youth, we may decide to treat you as a prisoner of war." I declared that I was John Wakefield, asked him to remember that all my company hnd fully identified me and expressed uiy willingness to face any new proofs he might have to the contrary. He leaned back in his chair and looked me straight in the eyes for a moment, and I knew he was a beaten man. He did not call up the men or read the letters, as they had been "prepared" for the occasion and could not have helped him out. After what seemed fully ten minutes to me he quietly said: "Well, perhaps a mistake has been made. You can return to your regiment." My two arraignments before General Mahone made me an object of curiosity and gossip in my company, and when I returned it was to find all the men anxious to quiz me and two or three of them seemingly suspicious. Tho captain called me into his tent and questioned and cross questioned me until he declared that nobody but a fool could have taken me for any one else. I put the men off by pretending to be angry, and three nights later, as we held a breastwork at the front, I slipped away in the darkness and re-entered the Federal lines. Acting on the information I brought,Grant was hammering away on that portion of the Confederate line at daybreak. Ten years after the war^ as I smoked the pipe of peace with General Mahoue at a hotel iu Richmond, I put the inquiry: "General, suppose you had secured proofs that I was not John Wakefield. What would have happened?" "Can't you guess?" he lopliod. "Would you have had me shot ?" "No, sir. I'd have hung you by *theneck and uiadeagood jobof it!" ' Dlilu't Call Names. Officer--How is this, Murphy? The sergeant complains that you call him names. Private Murphy--Plaze, surr, I never called him any names at all. All I paid was, "Sergeant," says I, "some of us ought to be in a menagerie. "--London Fun. He Got Her Hand. A doctor who had saved the life of a lady, a personal friend, was asked his charge. Ho said ho generally allowed his patient friends .to remunerate him as they thought befitting. "But don't you often get disappointed on these terms?" she inquired. "I may say never." · I "As you are so easily pleased, here." And she playfully gave him her empty hand, while in tho other was concealed a check for a hand- soniesum. "How easily I could have taken you in!' 1 she added, producing tho check. "But you havo only succeeded in drawing me out," lie said, declining to relinquish hor hand. "Don't iii- sult m c M i t h a check. lani most generously rewarded." Perhaps she understood the doctor's difficult}' and wished to help him out of it. At any rate, the giving of her hand led him to offer his heart.--Pearson's Weekly. Clarified Apples. Pare and core tha desired quantity of small, rather sweet apples; weigh and to each pound allow a pound of sugar. Put the sugar, \wth just a little writer, over the fire; boil and skim; add the grated yellow rind of a lemon and a tablespoonfnl of lemon juice to each 2 pounds of sugar. Put the apples into tho hot sirup; allow them to stand over the back part of the etove until they are perfectly tender and transparent. Drain, dust with granulated sugar and dry either in the oven or suu.--Ladies' Home Journal. 'JOHNNY APPLESEED." A Unique mid Very Useful Character of Among the heroes of. enduiaiico ami of creative action was one mail whose name deserves to be perpetuated. He was "Johnny Appleseed," by which name Jouathan.Chapruan was knowii in every cabin on tho Ohio river to the northern lakes and west to what is now Indiana. With two canoes lashed together this intrepid youth of 26 transported a load of apple seeds to the western frontier for the purpose of crea ting orchards. He passed down the Ohio to Marietta, ascending the Muskinguru on upward to tho head of navigation. A long, hard voyage it was, for the lone traveler stopped at every inviting place to plant his seeds. His canoe voj r age in 1806 appears , to have been the only occasion upon- which ho adopted that method of transportation, all subsequent journeys being made on foot. Securely packed in leather bags the seeds were sometimes conveyed on the back of a horse and sometimes on his own shoulders, when lie would often journey a distance of loO miles. The frontiersman who felt himself protected by his rifle against wild beasts and hostile Indians found it necessary to guard against the insidious enemies in the grass by wrapping bandages of dried grass about his buckskin legging,' but Chapman would shoulder his bag of seeds and with bare feet penetrate to the remotest parts. Even in the coldest weather be went barefoot, but sometimes for long journeys he would make himself a rude pair of sandals. It seems to havo been n matter of conscience with him never v to purchase shoes, though he never was without money. One cold winter day he was traveling barefoot through the snow when a settler forced the acceptance of an old pair of shoes upon him. A few days after the donor met Johnny contentedly plodding along with his feet bare and half frozen. With some anger lie inquired into the matter and learned that Johnny bad met a poor man who seemed to need them more than he did, so he'gave them up. He was very eccentric in dress, wearing a garment made of a'coffee sack in which he cut holes for his head and arms and pronounced it "a very serviceable cloak, and as good as any man need wear." In the matter of headgear his taste was equally unique. His first experiment was a tin vessel that served for his cooking, but this was open to the objection that it did not protect his eyes from the beams of the sun, so he constructed a bat of pasteboard, with an immense peak in front, which became his permanent fashion. During the war of- 1813 Johnny Appleseed continued his wanderings and wag never harmed by the bands of hostile Indians, who regarded him as a "great medicine man", on account of his eccentric dress and actions. For 46 years he devoted-his life to this self imposed mission, and died a placid and beautiful death at tho age of 72. Thus passed one of the memorable men of pioneer times, who never inflicted pain or knew an enemy. A self denying benefactor of his race, homeless, solitary and ragged, he trod the earth with bleeding'feet, intent only upon making the wilderness fruitful. His deeds will last as long as the appkp blossom, and the story of his life- will be a perpetual proof that true heroism, pure benevolence and noble virtues that deserve immortality may be found under the meanest apparel.--Detroit Free Press. Humors of Clerical Life. Some of the ideas held with regard to ecclesiastical matters are as funny as they are. extraordinary, though they cause one to reflect on the methods adopted by the church and the various religious bodies. A woman came to me one day to say she wanted her daughter to be confirmed. "Mr. ," she said, "from the chapel over the way, 'as been a-tryiug to convert 'er, but I pretty soon told 'im what I .thought 'bout it. Isesto 'im, 'I'll 'a ve my gal con- . firmed, but I won't 'ave 'er converted, so now you know I don't b'lieve in conversion.' " What the minister said or thought of this truly marvelous statement of doctrine 1 don't know. The monograms I H S and X P C, , which are so often to bo seen in our churches, sorely puzzle a portion oi. the congregation--a larger proportion, I am inclined to think, than is generally supposed. A certain vicar toon after his arrival in tho parish placed a nesv cloth upon the altar, upon the center of which was embroidered a large cross. Such strong opposition was raised to this symbol of our Christianity that the vicar gave way before the storm ami had the initials I H S substituted. A parishioner who was not at all iu favor of the change on being asked the meaning of the letters replied: "Why, don't you know what it means? It means 'I hope you'r« satisfied.' "--Cornhill Magazine. Guneroua Girl. Little Fred--Mamma says she's always glad to have you a come to our house. Mr. Jenkins--Indeed! Then your mamma likes me, doos she! Little Fred--I don't know about that, but Sister Mildred always divides up with the bonbons that you bring her.--Chicago News. , 1 **- j * ' tf ~J? "^ f \ £; *"/»·.*-,; _, v ,, EWSPAPER

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