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1845. A Family Newspaper: --Devotad to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance, 1898. VOL. 52, 9, 1898. ISTO, 25, TI m DEI Home Office, N. mm f i n i i D j Y M ill i u i iimiLUJi T . Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, June 29, 1895. Paid-up Capital $750.00000 Surplus 3-: XOOO 00 Uescrve I'cqniromont and U n d i v i d e d Profit*, 2£ ',707 SO £1,337,7(57 aO TIfK OLDEST AND STHOXGKST SURETY COMFAlfY IN VUESOUin. Becomes surety on bonds of Kxeeutors, Administrators, and in nil undertakings in Judicial Proceedings. Docs nothing to conflict w i t h the business of Inwytr*. Accepted by the'United Stutot Government ns solo surety on bond* of every description. Becomes surety on boisdf of Sheriffs. Registers of Wills, Cli'i-Us of Courts, Colluding and other official's of States, Citios and Counties. Alsi on bonds of contractor? and employes of Ii;ink.«. Mercantile Houses Railroad, Express :incl Telegraph Com|vinlos, and on those of Officers of Fraternal Organizations. HERMAN E. BOSLKH, EDWIN WARFTEL1), SKCRETARV ASD T K E A S U K B K . P H K S I D K U I Fur Full Particulars Apply to BEWRESR ®WEHS, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, - 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. Save Money by Pnrcliasing Direct from Manufacturers, Uorth Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! M DEFY COMPETITION III CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS /OR !'S ffora lire t Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS I LooK to Your Merest apd Get Our Price? Before Selling. Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. P. H, GOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S E, E. W, H, DENNY, WYE STATION, .S. N. SMITH, WILLOUGHBT, EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W, H. ANDERSON, DENTON, H, G, HOBB3 ,HOBB8, W- E, PETERS, HICEMAN, W. S, LORD, GREENWOOD, C, BURTON, MILTON, E. W, INGRAM, LEWES, « c (I it ii u u n i t « ( C Direct Telephone Connections With Queenstown, Sacks Furnished, WILLIAM M. CONN, JSpl WM. HOPPS CO., OUEEHSTOWH, MD. i -- ~-\j v I JSU BALTIMORE. HD. HOUSE UHLER --DEALERS IN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, Will be kept on hand a supply 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 I will have a large line of both GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES - AT ALL PRICES, FROM $3.00 UP. well to call on me. having watches in need of repair will do T. 1ST. SMITH, QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SCUKIHT.I-: IX KI'l'liCT MAK. 16, I Eastward. |BALTO.FERRY| Westward. Leav. P. M. 3 13 P. Leave A. 31. 5 30 A r r i v e A. ,M. BALTIMORE 10 50 Arrivu A. M. A r r v . P. Jf. i J j O l l V P . L O H V j A. M.jt'. M I"T~I" Q U K K X S T X . SL'( Railroad Division. Lotiv. Leave P.M. A. M. 0 1-5 f 6 2 1 f G 2 S f 0 3 1 AG J8 G 45 f G47 G 52 f G5o 7 01 7 11 7 1'J f 7 23 f 7 27 7:34 i 7 41 f 744 f 747 7 5-5 f 8 0 4 8 10 f 8 IS f.8'21 f 8 2 3 830 8 4 0 f 8 5:3 902 y n 9 2 1 t) 23 9 2G 9 32 f 9 3(i 9 4.3 1002 10 12 no i no 23 BlO 33 C 1 0 4 J f 10 48 f 1004 e l l 15 f 11 24 11 30 f 11 38 11 41 11 45 11 oO P.M. A . M . Qticcnstown Bloomiusdalc Wye Miils AViilon S liby D C June. Queen Anne Jlillsboro Downos Tiickahoe Donton Hobbs Hickman Adamsvillo Ulanchnrd Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellcndale Wollc Milton Whilosboro, Drawbridge, Burton, Lewes. Arrive A. M. 8 0 4 f 757 f 748 f 7 40 A 7 20 7 27 f 725 7 21 f 7 1!) 7 12 701 G 54 f 6 50 f G'4G 6 4 0 f G 3 2 f 6 28 f G 2 4 G IB f G O B G O O f 5 5 2 f 5 4 ' ) f 5 4 540 Arrv P. M, 5 50 f 5 41 532 6 2 0 515 5 13 511 5 00 f o 03 4 5o 4 4 0 4 29 f 4 2 3 f 4 1 8 K4 10 f 357 f 3 53 f 3 4 9 3 43 f 3 30 3 20 f 3 12 3 09 f 305 300 A.. M. P. M. CONNECTIONS. "A" connects at U. C. Junction for points on the Delaware Chesapeake Ilailwny. ··B" connects nt Greenwood with Dcla- wnre Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington Baltimore Kailroad FOit Senford, Delmar. Salisbury, and points south. "C" connects at Ellendale with the Del- awnrc, Maryland, Virginia liitilroad FOK Georgetown. "E" connects at Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore Kailroad. I. W. TKOXKL, C. C. WALLKB, Gen. Manager. Gen. Fr't Pass. Agt. DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. PftE A. M. P. M .JO 645 G 55 708 7 18 7 2 4 731 7 4 2 762 803 810 817 823 82G 836 845 A. M. i 1 50 2 0 7 ·2 17 2 2 1 2 33 2 4 3 2 51 3 04 3 11 3 18 3 2 4 3 2 7 337 3 4 0 P. M. Oxford, Trappe, Easton, Chiipel, Uordovii, QIICOII Anne, Ridjjrely, Greensboro Goldsboro, HencUrson, Mnrydel, Slaughters, Hartley, JCenton, Clnyton SOUTH. Mail. P«s. A. M. 11 53 11 42 11 24 11 12 11 04 1054 1044 1034 1024 1016 1008 3000 9 5 7 9 4 8 938 A. M. P. M. 7 47 7 3 7 7 20 708 702 855 6 4G 6 3 G 6 20 6 19 6 ia GOG 604 556 5 47 P. M. Connect at Clayton with Dekware Division of P. W. 13. R. R. H. F. KENNE3T, General Sup't. J. B. HTJTCIIINSON, General Mnnnger. R. L. HOLLTHAY. Superintendent. Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Fall and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1897, tbe stonm- er Kmmn A. Ford, will leave Cliuster- ;o\vn at 8 a. in., Monday, Wednesday ;ind Friday, stopping nt Rolph's, Bjoker's, junker Neck, .Bogle's, Queenstown nnd Kent Island. Leave BnHimoro 10.30 n. m., Tuesday, Tbiirsdny and Saturday for snme landings. Steamer Grntitnde will leave Centreville 8 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday und sutuidny, stopping nt the landings on Corsica river, Jackson's Creek nnd Hock Hall. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday for the same nnd ings. fiySpecin.! trip to Rock Hall and ret u r n on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m., Leave Rock 6.15 p. in. GKO. WA;IKIKI,D, President, J. E. TAYI.OU, General Agent FIRE Is yonr Home, Furniture, Grain, LiYe Stock, or otter Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLIGHTNING? If not, if you will apply to one of the Agents of U.e OF DOVER, DEL. you can obtain insiinmce.it low rates. The Company is Mutual, and you ivill only pay what the insurance costs, ns any amount in Excess of (M Willie Returned in Dividends or at termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. K. PLUMMET?, Agent, Greensboro. J.B.FLETCHER. " Preston. TO THE PUBLIC! I desire to inform my friends of Denton inul the public roundabout that I will be at the store of STEWART 15KOS.,in DEHTON EVERY TUESDAY, where I will be prepared to talsc orders for all kinds of JEWJ5L- KY and to malic repairs. All work will receive prompt attention, small repairs being nmde before leaving town. Orders left with Stewart Bros, will be carefully attended to. I thank you for past fnvors, nnd hope to receive a continuance of them. MOSES ®-0$5?kllELIB, THE JEWEliEB. With the Additional Floor and Shelf Space Om- customers can more easily mnko iiu examination of the Sprint; Goods which are being received almost daily. In the Dry Goods Department Some line Di-ess Goods are now slu\\ u. and ninny stylos of cheaper fabrics are in stock-. Notions and Ladies and Gentlemen's Underwear, More shelf-space than ever before is occupied with Shoes, the stock bohig varied; :ill selector! with care, and the prices will strike yon ns surprisingly low. Recent wholesale purchases also include much Hint is desirable ' in the line of Carpets, Mattings, c, Here ni'c 50 volls of nifittius;, null it is going nt 10 to 25 cents per yard. Handsome Ingrain Carpets now soil nt 27, 30 nnd 40 cunts per yard. "Workingmen will find here n Lenvy stocU of Farm Clothes, which will at once sitti-nct tlieii- attention. The figures sell them quickly. J.H. NICHOLSON, DBNTON BRIDGE. Wall Paper, We have just received n new Hue of Wiill Puuer--all new Spring Styles -- which we nve oilbring at Bottom -Prices. "We would be pleased to show anyone our stylos and prices. fPA fill for Paper when yon can got ns good value in your own t o w n ? "We Imvonlsn received this \voelc a fine line of LADIES' FINE SHOES We stnlcc our reputation on these Slices, as nil of them bear our name. "\Ve would be pleased to liavc you cull nnd examine them. "We claim to lend in Notions and Gents' Furnishings, Come hi nnd look over our stock. COLLINS MAIN STREET, DENTON, MARYLAND, Our Windows. 1 Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, AND FURNITURE Headquarters for Drive-well Materini, Plows, "Wheelwright and Blacksmith Supplies, Building Hardware; Carriage, Wagon, Cart find Plow Harness, Paints and Oils, Tinware, Harness nnd Shoe Leather, Washing Mn- cliincs, licit Lacing, nnd Steam Pneliing. im: FILLED WITH GOODS ' I have n large slock of Barbed Wire Cable Wire Bnckthorr. and Uihbon Fencing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN 1IATCVEY, liurrsvillc. Md. PRICES 2.2 5-READ ON! No. O83. Brass Trimmea White Enameled lledstead, mndo ill Et,48,43anl 30 inch widths-- length 75 indies. It has one-inch pillars, two inch brass vases and caps. This lied retails at from 6 to C dollars. Bay of tho maker nnd save the middleman's profits. Our Catalogues aro mailed for tlio asliiiif.-. Complete lines of Furniture, Drajierios, Crockery, Pictures, Mirrors, Stoves, liefrlneia- tors. Baby Carriages, Lamps Bedding. etc., aro ermlainod in these books. Oar Lithographed Carpet Catalogue allowing nil poods in hand-painted colors is alsofrec; if Carpet samples arc-wanted mail us 8c. In stamps. Drop a postal at once in tho money-savers and romcrn- lior thiit we pny freight tills niontli on purchase* of Carpels, JLnco Ciit-iniiis, lorlirrs and Kngs nmouiiiiug- to 3» niid over. Julius Mines Son , MD. FXDX'SB AUCTIONSALESI The Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are . FOX SONS. We sell more lior.-cs ami ojui SHOW YOU MORE HORSES t h a n you uiin liud in nny stable in tliu State. DON'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! Von w i l l wonder how cliciip we sell horses. K v c r y horse otl'oi'ccl is Sold for What Is Bid, A n d you CUM (nkr; thoin liotno, and if mis- rcprcsr-iitiHl i-liip llioui buck mid i'fl voiil 1 nioiicv bnclf. THE LARGEST HORSE DEALERS IN MARYLAND." M. FOX SONS, AUC"HONKI:HS AKI) I'P.Ol'ItlKTOKS, 318-320-322 NORTH ST., Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Gieat Choptank, Trappe and Tuckafooe Rivers. On nud ufter January 1st, 1897, sloam- urs will le.ivo 1'icr 5 Light Sti-eet Wlmrf fl:ii]j except Sundays u t ^ T p. in., for Oxford, Truppc, Cambridge, Cli : uieilior's, ei-Ptary. Clark'.-. Clibpliitil;, hloyd'b. Dover Bridgu, K i n ^ t o n , .McOnrty's, Clancy's, Todd's. l)owiies', Towers', "\Villiston, cliiilioi' Bridge, llcese's, Coward's, Covey's, Hilltsboro and (Jureii A n n e . A r r i v i n g at O x f o r d t h e f a l l o w i n g moni- ini; in tiino for connection w i t h the Delaware Chr-:!ipcal. - e 1'. H., nnd tit C;un- :vM;;e with the Cuinbriclgc Senforil R. I«. R e t u r n i n g w i l l Iciive Ilillsboro, .Mondays, Tnosdays, Wednesdays, Thursday? mil I'riJ.'Us. nl 10 ii. in.; Covey's 10.30; Coward's I I ; \Villi f ton 1 p. in.; Ganey's 1.80; -Mi'Cui-ty's 2; [Cin^ston '2.15; Dover 15rid.;p :!.:;»;" Mctlfimr.s (Choptank) -J; ClarU's '1.16; Cambridge 7; Tnippc 8.30 nd Oxford 10. stopping at i n t e r m e d i a t e landings, nn-iving in Dnllimore curly tlio following mornings. Steamer levvcs llillsboro Sundays at C j. 111.; Coward's, 7 a. in.; "Willisto'n, 8 a. in.; McdfnrcV'! (Cho]itnnlO I0.30a. m.;Cnm- bridgc I'J.oO; Ti".i|ipe 1.43 p. ill.; Oxford 5 p. in., arriving in Baltimore nt S.30 j. in. Sundays. Freight reached u n t i l (i p. in. dnily for all landings. K . E . " \ V I ! K E L E E , Agent, Pier 5 Light St.. Baltimore. B. 15. COIIKK, AKOIH nt Willibton. The Steamer Greensboro (CAPT. 1. S. BKOCKWAY, MASTER,) Will plv between G R U K N S U O K O U G H nnd B A L T I M O R K Weekly, touching at all landings between fT)-consbor- oiiijjli and .Donton, On und after J u l y -I, stciuner will leave for linltiim.re every Monday FRIC [GUTS MO D K K A T K C A L' A CITY A M P L E , The patronage of mr in ere limits find it Solicited tlml t h i s lino may be made n succos?. Full information by inquiring of G K O U G K !·'. D I L L . A c . K N T . D. S I W O C K W A Y . MASTUR, Greensboroiigll, Md. Or F 1 A H K Y A . KOE. AUMJT, Denton, Md. rummet always ready to re- oeivo N O W , S T H E T , M E REED'S TO GET BARGAINS IH IS T H E PLACE HARNESS! S TATEMENT OP TIIE PENNSYL- viinin Fire Insurance Co.. of Philadelphia, PH., to December 81, 1897: Cnpitiil S 400,000.00 Total Admitted Assets 4,91)2,1 MOO stiort notice. Total Labilities 2.81)3,03000 Net Surplus 2,200,201.00 If in need of a n y t h i n g in my line it will bo to ynir advantage to c.\aniino what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My htneli includes Dusters, Sheets, Fly Nets, K a r T i p a . Whips. Harness as low as §7, Hand-made Harness to order, Collars, Bridles, A \ l c nnd Harness Oil, Whip , Sockets, Pads of all kinds. s repaired and cleaned at W. S. REED, Upiiton. Md. LILICS. I llho not lady slh,,ii , Hor yet the svu-i ijv-.i hlussoma, Sor yet the fluli.v ro-i -·, Kcd or white n-i MWU-. I lilco tlio clmlit id iihc-s, The hc:ivy en-U'pn lilK'y, Tlic gorgeous lijjci 1 lilic-i Tliut in our g.irclcii grow. For tliey nro lull nnd sloador, Their luoutli^ urc' (Li.-hcd \vllh carmine, And, wlicn tho \vind s^'copn by tlicui, On tlioir emerald s'.;ill:s They bond so proud niul Rrnceful. They nvo Circnssian \voi:ion, Tho favorites of tlio sultan, Adinvn our guulcu walks. And \vlicn llio rain l" falling I sit hosidc tho window And wutch tlioni (jlow and glisten. How llicy biini and [,-loivl Oil, for the uiirmni; lilies, Tlio tender onstern lilios Tlic gorgeous tiKor lilies That in our garden grow! -T. 13. Aldricli. WYNNE'S COURAGE. It was a liot clay by tho wells at Kostor, riot only because of tbe sun, which was responsible for a mere 100 degrees of temperature, but be cause of the inordinate number of apparently immortal Arabs who were marshaled or rather thrown in battle array arid who came rushing ever and again in yelping multitudes on the devoted bayonets of a little square of British infantry. They fell, of course, in heaps before tbe volleying rifles and machine guns, but dio they would not. Perversity bad taken flesh within them, and they writhed, foaming with pain, through sand nnd scrub, to bury (heir steel, not in the bosoms, but in the lower limbs and entrails of their enemies. There were young soldiers fascinated by the fear of death, who would watch them coming, powerless to ward off the blow, the empty rifle clutched foolishly in the trembling hand, till the fierce steel had bitten out their life. ilaniiaduke \Vyuuo was n yonng soldier; not so young in years, but this was his first battle, and he was afraid--horribly, pnrnlytically afraid. He folt fear in his heart, in his throat, in his arms, bis legs, his feet and his hands. It had worked its way into his revolver and his sword; his very helmet seemed infected by it, and cowered limply on his head. Ho stood at a corner of the square behind his men, not even pretending to direct their tire, hip face white under tho sunburn, and his oyes half closed to hide tho horror ground him. He dared not look it' tho fear once crept into his brain ho knew he must r u n ; whither he could not tell--perhaps into the midst of tho enemy for very shame. He was surprised at his weakness, though all his past life might have told him that it was bound to come ;ipon him. Not that his soul was cowardly; ns a boy ho had ever dreamed of high deeds of knightly prowess" which he would do when manhood had given him the power, but now that his first maturity had oeeu entered ho still felt himself, tis of old, powerless to realize his bravo ambition. At Cairo he had blushed at the anticipation of his coming lory; here at the front facing the enemy his stomach was sick with fear and dishonor. On came a posse of fanatics, their long knives aflame in the sunlight. A shout, a burst of smoke, a quiver of bayonets--they disappear, · but two more of Marmaduke's men are _oue. One had been just in front of him--tho'enemy had got so far. His lips blanch; the adjutant's voice breaks in upon his ear. "Say, Wynne, this won't do. This beggar's rifle's sighted to 1,500. That's all nonsense." Another shout, another rush; the boy slips back tho sight, raises the rifle to his shoulder, picks out a lorseman in tho oncoming mob and pulls the trigger. "Got "iml" says the adjutant triumphantly as the man falls from his saddle, thereby impeding the rush of those behind. The boy :hrows down tbe rifle and turns tway saying, "Try 800, and keep en better in hand." He passes on down tbe square. Wynne dared not reply. He knew iis teeth would chatter if he opened lie mouth. How he envied the other lis coolness, :mcl yet hitherto he lad never thought him a better man :hnn himself--scarcely had hedeem- 3(1 him as good. It was all a question j of temperament, ho supposed. Certainly that tho latter had killod he savage horseman was entirely hanks to his nerves; there was no courage required to shoot a man 200 ' w a n t s us all massacred} 1 ' The boy had jumped unarmed into t h u breach ,;n 1 hi-UL-kod an A i . i l i down with hii dim-bed list. Wyniu,- essayed to follow hini, but his limbs iclosed U iprvc lum. IJu c-lo.sccl his eyes in agony * * · openin:,' them again to lind tho lini lillod \i[\ by fresh men, and the ad j u t a i i l standing beside him will iiit,-i! and contempt in his ohildifcl eye.-"For (Joel's sake, forgive me!' \rhiHpercd ilarmaduke. A furious- retort was on tho other's lips, lint he checked himself at the louk ot u n n t t e r i i l i l u anguish on Wynne's- face. A pitying lia/.e came to his eyes ami he turned n way, hhrug;ins hia shoulders. The lire ceased on all Rdcs of t h u squaie, mul a Landfill ol hussar galloped forth to ride down the retreating enemy. * * · · * ! Miii'iuaclnke lay panting on the ground by Hie wells. A iutigue party, 2U teet away, \\r.« pumping up the yellow, fetid water through a leaky hose. A squalid crowd of men wore scattered about, groping in niG;it tins which emitted ;t hurrii odor of decay. Alamuiduke WHS cly ing ot hunger and Ihirs-.t, but ho dared not eat such food. At thesigbt of it hia hand went instinctively to bis nose. So it was with the water. To assuage his thirst ho sucked the buckle of his sword 'belt; to keej down tho pangs of hunger he munched a piece of biscuit, turning it ovei many times in his mouth and only swallowing a particle at a time. It was not hunger that he minded; ii was thirst. Suddenly the pumping stopped. "Halleluiah!" sang out a voice. "Well.of all the blooming things!' "What's the matter?" "Who'd have thought we'd'Vve chawnced on the blessed inawdie's 'wine cellar?" Marmadnke sprang to his feet. One of the fatigue party stretchet over the well had pulled out from some esoteric place of concealment one, two, three, four, five, six bottles of champagne. The men gathered round. "Koch Fils, ISSd," read one slowly. "Guess this ain't no gingei beer, anyhow l" For once Marwnduke had his wits about him. "Give you a tenner for the lot!' : ho shouted. The finder oi the treasure trove stared at him impudently. It does not take long for a soldier to reckon up his officer when he has seen him under fire. "Five quid apiece is my price, be replied. "There ain't noblooiniu civil service stores out here." Marmaduke flushed "angrily, but he handed the man a promissory note and took two bottles. Marmaduke cracked his first bottle and swallowed half of it at one gulp. It made him feel light in his head, but, God, how delicious it was! He saw tho adjutant looking at him wistfully, a cauful of the muddy water in his hand. Wynne was about to call to him when he remembered the events of the day, and turned so that the other might not see his face. Then his moral courage, of which he bad plenty, came back to him, nud, clinching his teeth, he wheeled sharply about nnd approached the adjutant. "Will you condescend to drink some of my wineS" he began sturdily, but his voice faltered as he added, "1 do not ask you to drink with me." Tbe other looked askance at him a moment, then said: "Dcn't be a (lushed idiot. Of course I'll drink with you, ami jolly grateful." "I'm at raid you must have thought me a beastly funk today," said Marmaduke, his tongue wagging with wine. "Oh, noiiheuse. You merely had a touch of the nerves," said the boy. Wynne was still sober enough to grasp greedily at this merciful theory- "That was all," he said thickly; 'that was all." And hetookanother pull at tho battle. 'Dashed hoady fizz this of yours," yawned the adjutant. "It's making me sleepy." "Wiuo doesn't hnvo that effect on me," declared Wynne fiercely. "It excites me; it sends the blood rushing through my veins, through and through; it unices my nerves; it wired my muscles; it--if-"It w h a t t " asked the adjutant. Wynne's voice took a metallic note. "It makes me brave." "You'ro ilruuk," said the sub- I altern. "At least," ha added hasti- yurcls away if one only knew how u do it. Then he reflected that Wit 1 }'' "you're not yourself." Himself was afraid to lire off his re- | "I «»» myself," retorted Wynne volver for fear of hitting his own excitedly. "D-n your insolence 1 .nen. There was nothing cowardly : W l l a t ll ° yon know about mei At n t h a t ; it merely showed his consideration for others or nt worst his ack of self confidence. And yet he mew at the bottom of his soul that was behaving disgracefully. He tried to pull himself together, as a fresh charge came surging forward he mado a movement as if of advance to meet it, but a spear whizzed over his head, and in spite of himself he shrank back. The savages rushed in upon his men th a dreadful howl, and to his horror they gave way. His sergeant, whom he bad relied, was cut lowii and the young soldiers fell back. He tried to toll them to be teady, but tho words would not come. He shook in a palsy of fear, vnd for one long moment he stood taring at the scene in front of him vith tho gaze of an idiot. "Close up, close up!'' he heard the adiutant shout. "Wynne, do you '.his moment 1 am ically myself. I ilw:iv« niu whpii I'VH wiiip in me. Look at me," ne eaici, jumping TO his feet and striking a half ridiculous, half heroic, entirely theatrical, attitude. -"Look at me, look at me! I'm a man. I'm not the woman who hid behind you and asked your pardon today. I am the real Marma- duko Wynne, an oih'cer and a gentleman and as good and better than any man hero." He reeled and fell down on the ground. There was a burst of coarse^ laughter from his men, who had been watching his antics. In au instant ho was on his feet again, his eyes darting from his head. His hand flew to his i;word, and tho steel leaped from its scabbard. "SilenceI'"' ho roared, and the men shrank buck a shade abashed. For an instant the group stood motionless; then the stillness was broken by\the report of musketry, and a shout wont up: "St.'nul to y o u r arms!'' The Araljs bad slain the sentries umi cnme rushing in on the surprised bivoiusL-. iJiiriuaduke folt tho rush and tho tumult. He was aware of a great black man who waved a club; he saw the adjutant go down in front of him, and his sword was dashed in shattered fragments from his grasp. The next second, with a champagne bottle in his hand, he smote blindly to left and right. After that he saw red, and red only, but always he smote and smote and smote I · · · · * » « "Yes," said the colonel, "I. have taken your advice and recommended Wynne for tho V. C. He must be a good plucked un after all. And I was rather afraid"-"He only wanted blooding," snid the adjutant, who had his arm in a sling and sticking plaster on hia nose bridge, · He went away and found Wynne sitting on a biscuit box, his head in his hands. "Congratulate you, old chapl" "What for?" asked Marmaduke, without looking up. "The chief's recommended you for the cross." "Me? Me for the cross?" asked " Wynne tonelessly. "Yes, you for the cross. I told him how you saved my life last night." "Saved your life?" "Yes. Don't you remember?" "NoT "What? Don't remember hitting that Hadendowa over the head with a champagne bottle after he'd broken your sword with his nut cracker?" "I don't remember anything of it; not a thing." "Well, you are a queer chap! But I suppose tho excitement"-"It wasn't the excitement--my head, my head!" groaned Wynne. "Well, anyhow, remember it or not just as you please, but you saved my life and the chief's recommended you for the V. C." Marmaduke sat for some time lost in thought; then he rose and walked unsteadily to the colonel's tent. The latter was writing. " 'Day, Wynne! How are you after the scrimmage!" "I don't want the cross," he said huskily. The colonel looked up from his writing. "What's t h a t - y o u say?" he questioned inattentively. "I don't want the cross--I don't want the cross--I don't want the cross," Wynne went on moodily, passing his fingers over 'his eyes as if he were dazed. · "What the deputy assistant adjutant generalship do you mean?" gasped tho colonel. "Have you forgotten yesterday?" "iX T o,"»said Wynne, "but I want it forgotten. I want it blotted out of my life." "Why?" asked the colonel's eyes. "Because I was guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. " "How?" "1 was blind, filthily drunk." There was a pause. The colonel fumbled with his papers. "Am I to take this seriously?" he asked at length. "Yes," muttered Marmaduke. * * * * · « * A white haired, soldierly old gentleman met another white haired, soldierly old gentleman on the shady side of Pall Mull. "Hollo, Wynne! How are yon and how's your sou?" said the second to tho first. "I am well, thank you," came the answer stiflly. "And what's become of your boy?" asks the first; then adds suddenly: "Wbat's wrong with you, old fellowi You look all queer." "My boy's dead. Dead in Egypt. Dead of drink. And all because of :hat infernal war office. "War office!" "Yes, the w;ir ·t'Mai. He won tin V. C. at KD. iVells and they wouldn't give i. ..- him. He drank liinself to death lru:n disappoiiit- neut. That's what become ot my boy."--Black and White. Her Ear*. 'You see," eaid the woman, always notice people's ears." 'Poor thing," thought the 6tht~ performer in tho conversational duet, with real sympathy. "What a notification it must be to her tc ook in the mirror and see her own luuuy little ears standing out from her head." " 'I feel that I have pretty good ears myself," went on the woman, mttiug her baud to one of the metu- crs under consideration, with a sat- sfied air, "and I suppose for that ·eason I notice a feature of which but little is thought." And the other woman gasped a ittle with astonishment, and it was minute or two before she had any- :hiug to say.--New York Times. Passports For Traveler* In China. Ill China a traveler wishing for a )assport is compelled to have the alni of his hand brushed over with iuc oil paiut. He thon presses his laud on thin, damp paper, which retains an impression of the lines. ["his is used to prevent transference of the passport, as the lines of uo ? o hands are alike. Over 17,000 different kinds of but- ons luive been found in pictures of medisBval clothing. IN £V SPA PERI IN £V SPA PERI

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