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THIS UEPMLICAS. ^!^6iN^W.dOHNSON. "fepYWOMT , ae a BVTMND.M.MAL1.Y CHAPTER Xlt—(Continued.) ••Where shall I go? Where will you hide me?" she demanded, with childish simplicity of confidence. The color mounted to the young man's cheek. •<I will take care of you," was Ins reassuring response, delivered after a moment of reflection. "Oh, carry me away from Malta on one of the ships!" sighed Dolores, clinging to his arm^ ^ ^ • The hour of departure of the Italian steamship Elettrico approached. The confusion and bustle incident to > sailing increased rather than diminished as the day advanced. Mrs. Fillingham trotted about to secure the best of everything for her invalid husband during the short vovaere to Messina. The Signorina Ululiu, Melita, hoarse and very much wrapped up in shawls, made petulant responses to thei solicitous Inquiries of the urbane Mr. Brown. Melita was bored and out of spirits. She displayed a fickleness which is occasionally observable m birds of song and scarcely glanced at the Island where her own debut in opera had been successfully achieved. The American millionaire from the ffreat west, and his bevy of children, ^rere bidding farewell to their iiumer- .-ous acquaintances, with cordial invitations to visit them in turn and anake a tour of Colorado or the Rocky mountains. •"I think the Mediterranean is perfectly splendid," affirmed the 17-year- old daughter, with euthusiam. "Hooray for Malta!" cried the SOB and heir Tommy, aged 10, striving V« climb a ladder. "We will come again soon, won't we, Pa?" "I shall expect to see you arrive on a flying machine, invented by your clever fellow countryman, Mr. Edison," remarked Capt. Blake. "I like to travel," said the cheeked daughter. "People are so pleasant." The keen eye of Captain Blake noticed a lady among the passengers with sudden curiosity. The lady stood alone. She was enveloped in a brown cloak, with a • hood and wore on her head a small straw hat, with a veil of black lace attached, which effectually concealed her features. . The captain roamed around tins solitary figure, inspired by a suspicion, and endeavored to gain a closer inspection of her face, tut she averted , , 3 „„ ;t /Huf.nr'Vwrl fov his inter- her head, as if disturbed by his inter ost, fixing her gaze with a timid and melancholy insistence on the shore. The summons for all loiterers to seek land was given, and Captain Blake prepared reluctantly to depart. Here was a little drama in real life, and he longed to serve as cynical spectator. Here was a baffling 1 mystery under his very gaze, and he wished to solve it to his own satisfaction. The agitation of the unknown one in the brown cloak became marked. She shrank nearer the bulwark, and grasped the railing with a nervous hand, while her shoulders moved convulsively, as if she was unable to repress some powerful emotion. At this critical juncture a small boat approached, and Arthur Curzon sprang | on board of the Elettrico just as the packet was about to swing from her I moorings. ,,-.<.< "My dear fellow!" exclaimed Capt , Blake, with vivacity. "Are you off on j leave?" ' "Yes," was the brief response. , "And I am chained to this roctf of . steel for several months longer," j grumbled the soldier. ! Jjieut. Curzou had never appeared j more animated and handsome than in : civilian's dress on this occasion. fie ; hastened to the traveler in the brown j cloak. | "Am Hate?" he demanded, in cheer- I fui accents. ! "Yes. You are very late," she re- . plied, in it low tremulous voice. They talked together earnestly a long time, quito oblivious of roundings. ' The yountr officer, on quitting Dolores at an earlier hour, had sought the presence of his kinsman, tho commander oi' If. M.S. Sparrow, to claim '.he promi«eil le.ivu of absence- He had misgivings a* to the result, and the conversation with his Mrs. GrinitU recurved to his The amiablu hostess had intimated her conviction that thw stern ruler of the ship would be disposed to pveylouk all peccadilloes. A bripf and nevertheless Curzon led his companion to the inghams. What was the amazettient and indignation of worthy Mrs. Fil^ inpham at beholding Dolores, who stood before her pale and frightened, and holding her little dog f lorio in the ample sleeve of her traveling garment. "Oh, my dear child!" exclaimed the matron. '-How could you take such a very rash step!' 1 "He loves me, and I love him, and that is all we care about in the world," faltered the girl, with a sob. "But think of your poor grand- papa!" "Grandpapa will not miss me," retorted Dolores, stealing a deprecating glance at the severe and disapproving countenance of Mrs. Filliugham. "I am quite sure he will miss you," rejoined the older woman. "lie never cared about me at all," cried Dolores, with a sudden and passionate outburst at wrong. "Lieutenant Curzon, I consider your conduct as simply abominable," said Mrs. Fillingham, becoming red in the face. "I will have nothing to do with your elopement." Then she turned away, as if to clearly demonstrate that she washed her hands of a very bad business. The Ancient Mariner removed his spectacles, and polished the glasses on a silk pocket-handkerchief. Dolores clung to her lover's arm, aghast and bewildered by this brusque, feminine repulse. Did Capt. Fillingham wink at Lieut Curzon? It cannot be positively asserted that the old gentleman was guilty of such an undignified proceeding on this grave occasion, yet assuredly a highly suspicious trembling of the right eyelid was perceptible, while his benevolent features failed to reflect the anger of his spouse He even smiled at the terrified Dolores, and patted her hand reassuringly. "There is no use in crying ovei spilled milk, you know," he reasoned at leuR-th. -What are your plans?" Lieut. Curzon eagerly unfolded hi» projects. He intended to seek Switzerland at the nearest point of the Canton Tessin, get married and journej on to Paris If Dolores could be placed under the charge of Mrs. Fillingham in the interval, all scandal would be avoided and busy tongues at Malta effectually silenced. It is true that the lover thought of public opinion for the first time as the shores of Dolores' innH home faded in the distance. The young hypocrite pleaded his cause warmly aud well. He did not hesitate to remind the ancient mariner that he had been liis father's best man at his wedding, ami to hint the acceptability of his giving away a bride of another generation. The comrade of Admiral Jack listened attentively. VYhat reminiscences did tho voice of his companion evoke? His heart warmed toward the rash couple and he felt young again. He nodded acquiescence and made the culprits take a seat beide him on the deck, thus assuring them of his own protection and approval. An hour later Mrs. Fillingham, in relenting mood, had given the pale Dolores a cup of tea, with plenty of sugar, and held the whimpering and doleful Florio on her lap. In the meanwhile, Capt Blalce strolled into Mrs. Griffith's tea room, where the Vic&i; with the weak chest, was discoursing on shells with Miss globes of the elefctfia light shofte efl the passing crowds and the wet pavement. The voongr woman drew froifi the folds of her dress a Maltese cross. She gazed ut it for a long time, and then kissed it with reverence. The trinket slipped from her fingers, and fell on the floor. Stooping hastily to recover it, she trod oh the Cross, and broke it She burst into tears. "1 dreamed of grandpapa last night, '* She sobbed. "He seemed to be call* ing for me. Oh, poor, old grandpapa! The portrait 6f our knight had fallen down. Take me back to the Watch fewer!" "We must start for Malta bh Moh* day," said Arthur Curzon. . 4 'Let us go at once," pleaded Dolores. if* A S*»te*n fit Good RoftH* tfl tfe Perfected. CHAPTER Xtlt Money. on for SUJ-' •ossibly Symthe. "Our friend the lieutenant is off leave of absence," said the airy intruder. "Who?" demanded the ?*<wtess, with an unusual inflection of sharpness in her tone, "Lieut. Curzon," replied Capt. Blake, accepting cream at the hand of the hostess. "The pretty Maltese was on board." "Are you jealous, Capt Blake?" inquired Miss Symthe. Not a trace of displeasure was perceptible on her fair face, nor a tremo of agitation in her soft voice, as she turned to the tea-urn. He laughed his grating little laugh. "I am not a marrying man." He thought— "She is very strong." The clergyman resumed his thread of talk, pleased with the graceful deference of an intelligent listener. "I should like to show you ray cabinet of shells, Miss Ethel, I have some rather good specimens." Capt. Blake stirred the contents of his cup and .gazed into the depths, as if he suspected some private jjegt 9* lurking at the bottom"i always have bet ten to one on the chances of the parson in my QW» mind," he thought- "The living is as uncommonly good one, I am told," The Island of Malta lessened, faded, and disappeared altogether to the passenger* ' of the Elettrico, as the packet wade her way in the direction, of Messina over the calm, blue Medi' terrauean sea. The day had held in its unfolding the elements of marvelous ACOB DEALTRY tottered into the little garden of his abode, and sank down on a bench. His appea ranee was that of a man who had just sustained a crushing blow. He wiped his moist Drow, and gazed, vacantly, about him. •'Good God!" he groaned, his pinched features contracting with anxiety and fear. "Who would have ever believed it? How could I have forseen this day? Accursed knaves!" Two weeks earlier his agitation might have been attributed to the flight of his grand-daughter; but, in fact, the old man had sustained her loss with remarkable equanimity and resignation. "It is her Spanish blood," he had muttered aloud, after reading the note written by Dolores before sailing. "She must be full of tricks as she grows older. Let her go, once for all!" In his profound egotism he might even have been suspected of a sentiment of relief that a burthen was removed. Sorrow, apprehension, regret for the rash step taken by a younsr girl, wholly ignorant of the world—did these paternal misgivings fail to touch the heart of Jacob Dealtry? He gave no sign. When a letter from Lieut Curzon, dated Lugano, had been received, announcing the marriage, and enclosing a second, faulty, little missive, written in Italian, from the bride, he had read the two communications without comment, and thrust the crushed envelope into the pocket of his threadbare coat. Now a far more severe misfortune had stricken the old mat., and his whole being threatened to collapse in the shock. The event which moved Jacob Dealtry to despair had convulsed all native Malta as with an earthquake ;hroe. Italy, actuated by the aim of consolidating a national currency, had recalled the coin known as the Sicilian dollar. The government of Malta announcing the decision, had given an ultimate date for all money of this denomination in circulation on the Island, to be brought to a given place and redeemed. The unexpected tidings were received and discussed with a perturbation of which municipal authority may have previously entertained no suspicion.- The Maltese, bigoted by tradition and distrustful by temperament, had remained cold amidst the fever of modern speculation, hoarding his worldly goods rather than risking all in bank, railway shares or loans. Road improvement in Texas, as irf many other states, is gaining toany friends. At ft recent meeting of the Texas Road league a large delegation was present. The concensus of opiniori was that Texas should perfect a system of good roads at the least expense to thd citizens of the state. General Ro? Stofie, office of road inquiry, depart^ ment of agriculture, was present and cited the fitafco of Kew .terse? as an es> ample of the results of having good roads. He said that this state extended aid to the counties in their toad building, some 83 pef cent, the county paying the remainder. The results' td the farmers living in the vicinity of the macadamized toads were in marked Contrast to those on tho old highways. Ill the case of the former they Were almost iuvatiably prosperous, while the latter were still straggling along to eko out a scanty living. Some of the farmers oil the now roada had been able to pay off $1,000 a year on their farm mortgage, while in former years With the poof roads they had not been able to pay even the interest. Another farmer told General Stone that the saving in the repairs on his harnesses and wagons on account of the smooth surface of the new roads had more than paid for the extra taxes for the new roads, thus leaving their use practically free to him. Speaking of the roads in Louisiana and tho conditions attending any attempt to improve them, General Stone said that many systems had been tried in road construction, but none was found on trial to bo better than the macadam method. He would advocate in the state, especially when the route of the road lay through a swamp or marshy land, that a heavy "corduroy" road be laid as the foundation, and on top of that a thick coating of earth; then, finally, a macadamized surface laid on top of that. WHAT GOOD ROADS WILL DO. Matcn' &fi, 1868', _ Colonel Morgan and HiS Meil Ma dotrghty raiders o i J I tu mcfc foemeu woithy Meld Up. of their steel. With Several mounted battalions, mustering 2,600 sabers, Morgan harassed the outposts of Rosectans' army afofihd Muf- freesbofO, Tenfi. While scouting some miles beyond the lines, Colonel A. S. Mall's Uniofi brigade discovered that, go Which way the? would, hostile tfbopers picketed the roads, and oil the night of the 19th completely surrounded their bivouac. The morning of the 20th Ball formed his line on a crest known as Vanght's Hill. The ground odcupied was only abotit five acres in extent, on the Very hiiltop, and there he posted his 1,800 meil. A pike crossed the battlefield, &ud two Napoleon guns Were placed so Is to sweep it in both .directions. Captain Harris of the Kineteenth Indiana battery handled the pieces, and swinging tbein as on a pivot raked the slopes Ott all sides. Aa Morgan's squadrons rode to their positions Harris' guns cut through their tanks. At 11 o'clock the skirmishing ended, and With four guns in position Morgan opened a teftifie cannonade, ehoWeting the hiiltop with grape, cauistet and shells, fortunately for Hall, Morgan's guns carried over tho narrow field, the shots doing more execution among friends than enemies. Nothing daunted,Morgan's troopers rode at the circle, trying to find a weak point. There was no weak point. Halls men, from Illinois and Indiana, recalling Presoott's advance at Bunker Hill, held the*r fire until they could "see the whites of the eyes of the enemy. " Evory shot told, and one volley from a company of the Eighteenth Illinois out down a.Whole company of Morgan's riders, steeds and all. Tho Confederate leaders battled valiantly. Morgan and all his colonels were wounded and several company commanders killed. The cavalry battle lasted over two hours; then Morgan rode off, carrying about 800 wounded and leaving the dead and mortally hurt lying where they fell. GEORGE U K.IIJURU. the tooth' toft. Stonewall settt **, A |»» f * Hi*. * bis message to his Unlucky DHy cbiof, General Jo- ttph E. Johnston: "With the blessing of oil fiver kind Providence I hope to bo in the vicinity of Winchester this evening." Ho Was in that vicinity, but with his face turned tho other, Way, bowefei. StoneWairs force of about 5,000 men Was pushing north toward Winchester to dtivo out General James Shields' divi^ aion, suddenly, left alone to guard the importaht point. On the 22d Shields was disabled and turned over the chief 6 d in in a u d to Colonel Nathan rtimball. On the ta'orniug of the B8d Shields ordered Kim ball to move up the Valley pike and attack anything in sight. Reaching Kernstowu, five miles from Winchester, Kim'haii COLONEL i«MfiALL. met enough opposition to justify a halt. Planting his lines and battei'ies, he held off Ashby's cavalry, which Stonewall made use of for a blind to covei? the march of his main army around the Union right flank. Leaving Ashhy and one battery to keep up display in front, Stonewall moved the remainder of his force by a concealed route to the left to seize a height overlooking Kimball's position. Although Ashhy made a bold feint, Kimball was not deceived. Ordering his slender reserves to the height to tackle Jackson's advance, he turned the tables on Ashby's troopers, and getting them on tho run drew his regiments out of the lino one by one, marching them to the right to back up tho reserves. Jackson and his brigadiers were fairly outgeneraled. When Kimball's 'fresh troops, as Knock Down "the Barriers Thnt Now Isolate the Rural Population. Civilization and culture have always gone hand in hand with business relation and social intercourse. The more closely men are brought into contact the more they learn to appreciate the good that is in all and to recognize the common bond which should unite them in one great brotherhood. Now, every impassable road is an uu- superable barrier to local advancement, cutting off intercommunication and closing all avenues which lead to social and intellectual development. For the highest good of any community it is quite essential that facilities be established for communication with the outside world, especially with the great centers of civilization, literature, traffic and art. This may be carried on by travel or through the medium of the mail service, preferably by both, but bad roads obstruct both. Good roads will metamorphose tho present unfortunate state of affairs ill country towns and introduce the advantages, the polish, refinement and civility now supposed to exist almost exclusively in cities. The quickened intelligence and stimulated thought which result from tho constant watching of the political, scientific and religious movements going on will largely banish the mental vacuity which sooner or later takes possession of those whom oiroum- stauces consign to isolation. It will be found impracticable, even in so good a cause, to adopt any revolutionary measures involving great and The Jaws of Death at Vera Cruz. unusual expense without the intervention and assistance of the state. Farmers will not vote upon their towns high taxes necessary to meet the requirement of establishing and keeping in repair roads good enough to meet' tho present demand, Whenever we can secure smooth and permanent highways it will be a positive pleasure not merely to ride over them with a light team in a springy buggy, but even to take heavy loads to market, and the worst dreaded and March 22, 1847, Captain Josiah Tattnall bombarded Vera Cruz with his wooden "Mosquito fleet. " It was a deed worthy the future commander of the ram Merrimao. The fleet comprised the steamers Spitfire'and Vixen and five gunboats under sail. Leaving one schooner at anchorage as a blind, Captain Tattnall took tho others in tow of the steamers, and on pretense of getting to sea with them sailed down the channel. At a turning point, instead of going outside, he steamed up within 800 yards of Fort San J uan D'Ulloa and between that famous castle and Fort St. .lago. From that position : his shots reached the city. As soon as the Mexican gunners CAITTAIN TATTNALL. in the forts got over their surprise at the Yankee 'audacity they concentrated a heavy fire of shot and shell upon the unprotected wooden ships. Tho water around the fleet was churned into foam, but the vessels had run inside the range of the Mexican guns, so that they did not make a single shot tell. After bombarding the city one hour Tattnall received an imperative signal from tho commodore to withdraw for fear all would be lost. Pausing in his work to read tho message, he exclaimed, "Ah, the Confederates called them,"marched up,under flying colors, cheering wildly, Jackson's men couldn't believe that the enthusiastic newcomers were the same fellows who had wrestled all . day with Ashby a troopers at the other end of tho battlefield. They gave way to panic from which Stonewall was unable to rally them. The next day, whiletetreating southward, Jackson sent a pathetic appeal to Richmond for more men to help stand off Kiniball and added, "I will try and remain on this side Strasburg.," Strasburg is 20 miles south of "Winchester. GKORQE L. KILMER. . The Hero this may not make life longer, 'tis true, but it makes it a great deal broader. " GEORGE L. KILMKU. all 1*4 Utti-lt*., l "<*•• " **J w-*v-»*.« ~- .»»«,«. * u »~« v -, -- il'p ill 'To possess gold one should be able to most obnoxious phase of rural litei will *:_ - .'., 1UJ- • • _ ... i „ it,;,,™ /-.f *!•>« nnsfc. Thnil lu-ad»U-ung young v» Uirow up thair tuoir handle and count the glittering coins frequently. Such is his creed. Moreover, to obey the present summons would be to fully reveal one's treasure, a course to be deplored. Malta wept, prayed, raved in secret In vain! The nobleman in his palace, penurious and abtemious of life, the merchant, the man of law, the sailor, the fisherman, equally cursed the tern poral dispensation which so ruthlessly unveiled tho actual condition of indi vidual finances to public curiosity, Hero was a situation almost unique in history. The island must divulge her wealth as far as the Sicilian dollar was concerned. Now the inn dollar was a coin of preference with all grades of society, agreeable, to manipulate, and sufficiently convenient to slip into unsuspected hid jpg-places, where neither moth nor rust need be feared, nor thieves break through and steal Swift and unforeseen stroke of des* tiny coming to overturn the established order Of things! The world changes, and one niust change with it, pr be flung from the wheel of fortune crushed. ... During 1 the period of waiting, con.' cture and doubt, when rumor still lacked Complete! confirmation, Jaeofe Pealtry had gone about like one dis. Draught, seeking news. Bach neigh' bo? was absorped in his own «-lpowy meditations, and did not especJaUy heed the eccentric foreigner. Alone in the Watch Tower, his <?<W duct did not astonish grandchild or servant- At the first hiot of mspendwgrebauge he had ha'unjted the streets of Yaletti and the quay, eager to glean fresh news from any source. Ihen he had returned' home, to gink down QJJ tfiS stone benph, spnt, dejected fcftd broken in spirit. ' In Si tp P.rudeat cslcuia4Q» y?a.rs it ted Iww have become a thing of the past. Then farmers, instead of being the most discontented, fault finding and despondent of mortals, will be the happiest, most independent and most envied.—W. W. Pendergast. On March 23, 80 Won years ago, Captain <-lia Rio-ht "In James Diddle,in tne the hignt in famoug ww sloop Fifteen Hornet, battered tho Minutes English sloop Hen- minutes. guin B0 that gue couldn't float in an notion lasting but 15 minutes. The Hornet left New York March 25 is the thirtieth anniver- Of Gordon's sary of the only•sor- .. . tie made by tho Con- Softie, federates during the long siege of Petersburg. Before daylight Gordon, with 12,000 men, breached Grant's lines at Fort Stedniau. The Union batteries on the flanks of the breach and in the rear, aided by the fire of the infantry which rallied to expel the intruders, made the/captured lines so hot that Gordon sounded "Retreat! 1 But the getting out of a trap is the hardest part of it. Our Union batteries raked tho ground between tho old lines and out down the retreating columns with awful slaughter. During that crisis I was treated to tho grandest sight of my war esperienca—a loader'riding at .the blazing cannon full tilt. I stood near a gnu in Fort Haskell, which was doing more than its share of slaughter, when tho commander of the battery called out to.a knot of us, part of a rifle company^ "Shoot the man on the white horse 1 One after another oar .best marksmen squeezed -in between the gun and the parapet wall and took aim through the ^ embrasure.. After several had put in their shots tho orderly sergeant tried it and oamo back crestfallen. Handing mo his rifle, he exclaimed, with a laugh: "Hero, you vet. Fetch down the man on the white horse." With a reputation to sustain, I accepted tho challenge. When 1 drew bead on the gallant horseman, I saw that he was leading a band of niou back from tho enemy's mam line direct upon our gun. Shells tore the ground in front of him or exploded overhead, and invisible case shot cut down before peace was declared and sailed to foUower s, but ho 'hold his soat like Off Tristan d Ac- » •• cl Trees by the Roadside. The Massachusetts highway commission is directed, when feasible, to plant trees along the ways. From crude esti- jnates the ultimate cost maybe f 1,000,. 000, so it is doubtful if it is advisable to attempt such work during the coming year. It is a question if it would not be well to make a large part of the plantings of American nut trees—white and black walnuts and hickories and chestnuts. Although planting should be begun in the spring of 1895, it will at first bo carried on slowly and in an experimental way. _. For Better Roads. The city fathers of. Three Rivers, Qn'e',, have passed a bylaw obliging all dray teams to have tires .8# inches wide, instead of the 3 inches now w use. This bylaw will cowe into force in the spring of 1807. In the. M — Fbo any carter conforming to th» rule will have his carter's tax remitted to win. ^ the south Atlantic. Off Tristan nnha she sighted tho Penguin bearing down on her, and hove to to accommodate tho blustering Britou. The ships closed at once, firing broadsides, iho English captain threw his vessel aroul of the Hornet to board, but bis men backed away when the chance was good Biddle's men begged permission to give the enemy a lesson in boarding, ' What is the use of wasting your lives on He deck of the Penguin?" said be. Wo have her anyway." Just then the swell of the sea tore the ships asunder, American fire was ranrdei dismounted a gun on the pntateci six legs of the crew working it and killed the powder boy. The port side of the vessel was literally broken in Finally her foremast fell, covering the port guns, so that they were useless. Her captain received a mortal wound. After the mast fell Bidrlle thought he beard the enemy cry quits and boldly leaped upon the taffrail to order the America,"- P"" 6 ? 8 *° 0 tP° firing- While he stood there t\ya prjtwij seamen fired at him, one ball taking er feet t'u the neck. The grew of the a or net became §o incensed fit tho apparent " ^' . ' . . . , i a^—t^lrt^-l +VIAIYI ri vr> a statue of war, and tho horse plunged and roared as though moving to the ..'_.. iriusio of tho guns. Twipol lowered my piece, charmed with that man's matchless courage, but raised it a third tinjo for the sake of my reputation. The touch of n little spring might have sent him to eternity, but J. thought he was too grand to die so. Firing at random, I crawled back, handed the sergeant bis rifle and said; "Ho is too bravo. Let nun pu '' Tho hero lived in that o at least an hour a'i dead by a bullet through temple within 80 yards of our fort -^ '. ft _ | I Tvv **-ran 1-1. _•.. . Putnam S at air March 30, W ns the date pfi -, dQWH height of o a little to your roads each year, . do that little, well, Pitching and draining to dispose of >V ater, the persistent enemy of good roads, ought to have careful and vigilant attention. Road overseers who have charge, of making our mda are too often inexperienced in waking plans or ~ iw directing road construction and i l oad repairs. Trained roadpujWers, working from definite plans, will eventually educate the f armors to, bp pQwpteat wadisate- Top treachery that they redoubled their ft> Borne of thero, tubing deliberate shot the fellQwswhp had wound.ec! tuw gallant ow»w«B4w dead i» their trouto K, spite of hiBhurt, BWdlewforwl ^ order tQPtop the figM, but with a prowl side ready wore ship so as to bring tin- Btuvipa.r. .. r ad, be hailed the iritowj t0 and their ftag oajne, down- it was as minutes aftw the aoti°» lasted only Hill, rouncM, aeSvas visitipg'the of ins prmy, pel while sharing, h the refleo'tioo of a fco,d; in tho'glass before him- ^havun, he grasped bis sword, lea, to the saddle and called his patriPl . to arms Tboro were but 180 of them Mri the British turned oot to N» brigftda TWO old fteldpiwa intp portion to wake. ^ bold fi- tbo' I'neiuy.'on, coming wjtbin the little obaflcfl. J Jhy o|4ereA bis] - Jew "" "

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