The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 25, 1904 Page: 2 of 4
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THE BEAVER HERALD
UACD O TIIOH.tS. Tab.
ciayton New Mexico.
Practice in tlio Oklahoma CoarU.
I write tip nnil acknowledge your
Deeds Chattel Mortgage or any
form of legal paper with accuracy
WILLIAM T. QUINN
Deputy District Clerk
I will take filing final proofs and
content not'ee for Hearer county
UEAVEH . - OKLAHOMA.
Offlor with Ilanlt of leaver City. Will
practice In all the courts County
Territorial and Federal.
BEAVER. - - OKLAHOMA.
F. P. Madison
L. S. MUNSELL M. D.
Physician ondSurcon n'so
OPTICIAN AND OCULIST
If in need of spectacles hnvc your eye
tested scientifically and patronize
R. H. LOOFBOURROW
Practices In nil courts and before IT. S.
DEAN & LAUNE
Practice in nil Territorial Courts and
before the U. 8. Land Office.
II. E. HOOVKU. CHA8. KWIWDAM.
Canadian Tex. Woodward. OkLi.
HOOVER U SAVINDALL
Oenornl practice in tho District and
Federal Courts of Tcxns and Oklahoma
and boforo the land olllca and Depart-
racnt of the Interior
Cuss. 11. Alexander. Jos. A. Hnjrea.
ALEXANDER UU AYES
Pracllco in all courts and United
Btatcs Land Offlcc in Woodward Ok.
BRIGGS & WYBRANT
1st door vast of Land Ofllcc.
WOODWARD . OKLAHOMA.
FRED C. TRACY.
HEAVER - - OKLAHOMA.
J. W. THARP M. D.
DR. ROY W. MARTIN
Physician and Surgeon.
Calls onswered promptly day or night.
I (County Attorney.)
Liberal Kansas or Heaver Olcluhoma.
DR. A.J. SANDS
Does a General Practice
in Medicine and Surgery
Residence 15 5 20-throo miles 8. W.
of "O" ranch. Zclraa I O.
C. W. HEROD
Attorney and Coun-
selor at Law.
Land Practice a "Specialty .
CLYDE I-I. WYAND
Land Ofllcc Business a Specialty.
H. D. MEESE
I attend to all kinds of
GEO. H. I-IEALY
Land Scrip for Rale.
Counsel lu Land and Mortgage Cases
ALEXANDER & IIDALY
The Ward of
A Komancc of the
By OTTIIIE A. LIUEKCRAHTZ
C'rrtitt. lB. by A.
CHAPTER VII. Continued.
Volcei rose In angry questioning
bat Rendalfh was too fear benumbed
to understand what they said. Nor-
man's keen eye were turned upon
her end recognition was dawning In
"The hoy from Avalcorab! I would
nave sworn to It that I had separated
his life from his body not eljrht-and-
forty hours ago." A gleam of eager-
ness cawo Into his face and he bent
over her. "You shall servo my pur-
pose by your obstinacy" ho said un-
der his breath. "You shall tell me
vhero your Mster Hob hidden and It
may bo that I will grant to you a
Her stiff lips could not haro spoken
an answer had her paralyzed brain
been able to frame one. Sho could
only gazo back at him in helpless
waiting. Through tho hush a quiet
"You arc eager In rising my lords"
From tho shelter half care half
bower which had been contrived
amid the bushes a wnrrior of mighty
frame had emerged and stood exam-
ining the scene. Tho light that re-
vealed tho protruding chin had no
need to pick out tho Jeweled diadem
to mark him as Edmund Ironsides.
Ho repeated his Inquiry "What Is
tho amusement my thanes? From
tho clamor which awakened me I
had sorao notion of an attack." .
Norman of Haddeby bont In a rever-
ence. "Your expectations aro to this
degree fulfilled my royal lord" he
made answer "Uohold the enemy I"
Stopping ho raised tho red-cloaked
figure by Its collar and held it up In
tho firelight As a murmur of laugh-
ter went around ho lowered it again
and spoke moro gravely. "A hand
needs not bo largo to get a hilt under
Its gripe however. Tho young wolf
Is of northern breed. He seeks my
llfo because In skirmish a fow days
"You shall tell mo
gono by I had tho good luck to kill
his fnthor. If It "
Ho paid moro but Randalln did not
listen to him. All at onco Sobort of
IvarucItUo rcachod out and taking her
hy her cloak drow her gently to his
Bide interposing IiIh sword nnn be-
tween her and tho others. Her head
drooped ngalnst hla arm and her
hands ceasing tholr struggles routed
In his grasp lllio folded wings.
It had not taken n moment; the In-
stnnt Norman finished hla explanation
tho Rthollnj; was speaking quietly:
"As tho Lord of Baddoby says King
Edmund it was 1 who stayed tho boy's
hand anil It was I also who fotched
him Into camp. 1 found him after tho
battle bleeding hla llfo out In tho
bushes nnd 1 brought him la my arms
llko a kitten and dropped him down
by my fire. Waking la tho night and
missing him I traced him thither.
With your consent I will attend to It
that ho does no moro mischief."
A momentary cordiality came Into
tho king's manner. "My lord of Ivars-
dale! I am much beholden to you.
Hnd any clianco wrought ovll to tho
Iord of Haddeby whllo under my
safeguard my honor would havq been
oh deeply wounded as my feelings."
Tho words of tho Earl's Hiano fairly
grazed tho heels of the king's words;.
"Tho imp can do no otherwise than
harm my sovereign. Should he bring
his tonguo to Danish cars ho could
causo tho utmost evil. I entreat you
to deliver tho boy up to my keeping."
"I am no less ablo than tho Lord
of Haddeby to restrain him." tho Ethel-
lng said with somo warmth. "K It bo
your pleasure King Edmund I will
keep him under my hand until the
end of tho war and answer for his
silence with my life. Tho llfo of my
captlvo la mine and I am tho last
man to permit it to bo taken because
he Bought n Just rovengo. I know too
well how It feels to hato a father's
murderer." Ho shot a baleful glnnco
toward n half-seen flguro that all this
tlmo had stood motlonloss In tho
shadow behind tho king.
Thero was a sudden Indrawlng of
many breaths followed by a fright-
ened silence. The only sound that
disturbed It was a growing rustlo In
tho bush around them which was ex-
plained when tho old cnlht Morcard
and somo two-scoro armed henchmen
nnd yeoman-soldiers slugly and In
groups filtered quietly through tho
shadows and placed themsolvcs nt
their chief's back.
Hut though tho king's brows had
met for an Instant In a lowering arch
somo second thought controlled him.
When ho spoke his words wero oven
gracious: "I think tho Lord of Ivars-
dale has tho right of It. The crluio
tho boy purposed was not carried out;
nnd in each caso Lord Scbort was his
caplor I um -content to trust to his
Bebert's frank faco betrayed his
surprise at tb. complaisance but ho
tafiar cl Ths Thrall ol Lttl the Utky.
C JlrfXCKO & OO.
gave his pledge and hi tbanVi with
what courtliness he could muster and
releasing his passive prisoner pushed
bcr gently Into the safekeeping of
tho old cnlht. Yet he was not so
obtuse as to stop back as though the
Incident wore closed; he reid the
king's Inflection more correctly than
that. Holding himself romewbat stiff
In the tonscness of his feelings ha
stood his ground In client MertnMS.
A rustle of uno&tlnere crept the
round of tho assembled nobles. Only
the monarch's bland composure re-
mained unruffled. Advancing with tho
dcllbernto grnc that so well became
his mighty person he seated himself
upon a convenient boulder and signed
tho flguro In the shadow to draw
As it obeyed every one of the yco-mcn-soldlcrs
strained his eyes in that
direction aj though hoping to surprise
In tho great traitor's faco some secret
of his power tho power that bad made
tnrco kings as wax between his fin-
gers! Hut Just short of the flre-alow
tho Gainer paused and the hooded
cloak which shrouded him merged
him hopelessly Into tho sh&dow. Only
tho hand that rested on his sword-bllt
protruded Into the light. It was a
broad hand and thick-flngered as a
butcher's and it was milk-white and
weighted with massavo rings.
Meanwhile tho king was speaking
affably: "As you did not favor us
with your presence among the Wlso
Men my lord It Is likely that you
do not know of tho good luck which
has befallen our cause. This prudent
Earl who beforo the battle had con-
cluded with himself that England
had so little to hope for from our
reign that ho was willing to throw
his weight against us has found his
victory so without relish that he has
become our sworn ally.
"la former days I think thero was
some hostile temper between tho carl
and you. But I expect you will sco
whsre your sister 1c."
that under tho stress of a foreign war
all lesser strlfo must glvo way. So I
dealro that you will repeat In my
presonco tho troth already pllghtod
by thoso others.
Ho made a sllghp 'gesture and the
bnlner took a step forward. Ho3ltat-
lng tho Ethellng went from red to
white. Then with a swift motion ho
unsheathed his sword and stretched
it out point foremost.
"King Edmund" ho said "In no
other way docs my hand go forth to-
ward a traitor."
Tho sternness that had underlain
tho king's manner roso Blowly and
spread over tho whole surface of his
person" ns ho drew himself up In
"Lord of Ivarsdalo bethink yourself
to whom you speak!"
"King of tho Angles tho right of
open speech hns belonged to my race
as long ns tho right to tho crown has
belonged to yours. So mv father's
fathers cpoko to yours under tho coun-
cil treo and so I shall speak to you
wnlio I live."
Every oyo was fastoned upon tho
two by tho fire. Freeman and his
lender or feudal lord nnd his dcneml.
antT For tho moment they stood
forth ns representatives of a mighty
conflict and every brcnth hung upon
Then thero was no longor any
doubt concerning tho position of
Etholred's son. Ho saw with dellbor-
orate emphasis "Tho only policy
which concerns thoso of your station
"Wo of Ivarsdalo do not profess
such obedionco King Edmund. Our
land wo hold ns our fathers held It
from God's bounty and tho might of
our sworas. When wo have paid
tho threo taxes of fort-building and
brldgo-bulldlng and field service wo
have paid all that wo awe to tho
At last they stood defined tho first
of tho feudal lords and tho last of tho
odal-born men. Evon through tho
king's loftiness It was suddenly borno
In that behind tho Inslgulflcanco of
tho revolt loomed a mighty principle
mighty enough to merit force.
"I observe that tho men of your
raca havo not been of groat Import-
ance in tho land. It nnnears th-t
Ethelred was ablo to do without the
rebel Lord or Ivarsdalo."
"I admit that ho was nblo to loso
his crown without hlra" tho rebel's
son retorted swiftly
Tho King's wounded dignity bled
in his cheeks; ho was stung into a
movement that brousht hlra to his
"This Is Insufferable!" ho cried.
It was evident that tho crisis had
come. Several of tho thanes laid
their hands upon their swords. At an
almost Imperceptible sign from tho
old cnlht tho henchmen mado a
noiseless stop nearer their master
Dut the blood of Cerdlc. onco fired
irad 14 $!'! tor policy. K
jadt IM.W Wfm : In at; -acn
ic? m he f?Bs a beckcoJ to
..; rard. KaJ) h- iost tb wc-l
n It lira Hrare - itttfe tkratrt what
M. rrir sip hrebctw.
''rmptlarncTne fras an uiwx-
f -1 qtttrtafii. Lroa & ! lip wera
i-ytlni Uiatr wMte talosmi haoc"
rr-' fti cd OJt af the shadow and lunch
53 t:-; r.
-J.'ctt rcyaj r.-: If tt nay t pr-
raitted me?" flarl Cirlc smhl cwlftly.
H's volrtr -y low cad svsri
rcughsM bad Ifern filed away until It
flowed like oil. Upon the King's
trotux:! .'enJijcr it appearad tb fell
as toftly as c-opz of haallag blai.
With his laotith rt'll set ho paused
aad beat I.U er. There was a mur-
mur of wulagercd vords.
What thoy were co oao ever knew
and each lasn had a different theory;
but their reaiilt win plain to all. alow-
ly Kdincad's knitted brows unravel-
ed; slowly hi mouth relasod Into Its
wonted curves. At last he had re-
gained ell bis lofty composure and
"Lord of Ivarsdalo I am not rich
of time and ray present need ia too
great to spare auy of It to the chas-
tising of reboKicui boys. Go back to
your toy klngdox and lord It over
your ferfs until I find leisure to teach
you who la master." Making a dis-
dainful gesluro of dismissal he turn-
ed with deliberate grace and entered
into conversation with tho Mercian.
At the moment. It is llkoly that tho
young noble would have preferred ar-
rest. Tho utter scorn of word and act
lashed the blood to his checks and
tho tears to his eyes. With boyish
passion he snatched the sword from
its sheath end breaking it in pieces
across bis knee flung tho fragments
clinking into the dead embers.
Dut If he had hoped to provoke an
answer. It was In vain; the king deign-
ed him no further notice. Resuming
his ecat Edmund continued to talk
quietly with tho earl a half-smllo
playing about his complacent chin.
Tho old cnlht bent forward and
whispered In his chief's ear: "Make
haste. Lord Scbcrt; they will bo
cheering In a moment tho churls; so
pleased are they at tho thought of
going home. Hasten with your retir-
ing." It was a clever appeal. Forgetting
for the moment humiliation In re-
sponsibility the young leader whirled
to his men. A gesture a muttered
order nnd they were drawing back
among the trees In silent retreat. A
few steps more nnd tho bushes had
blotted out the Ironsldo and his
(To bo continued.)
CAMERAS ARE DARRED OUT.
Snapshota Forbidden by Lav In Ja-
pan; Thcee Taking Them Fined.
When touring In Japan the Ameri-
can will be wise If be leave3 his
camera nt home. To use such an Im-
plement In tho southern Island towns
means Its polite but iramedlato con-
fiscation and a punishment by fine.
Hy great courtesy a display of pass-
ports and a proper degree of sclf-ro-proac.li
for having Ignorantly disobey-
ed the laws one may at tho end of
twenty-four hours secure tho rotura
ot tho camera minim the roll of films.
So strict is tho camora regulation nt
fortified -ports that an English lady
who took a picture ot tho captain on
tho bridge of ono of tho vessols in the
harvor of MoJI was approached sev-
eral houro later by a member of the
harbor pollco nnd asked to deliver
up her camera. Protests wero useless
and the camera was taken ashore tho
films probably developed an they wero
nover returned and tho camera was
sent back tho following day.
On another occasion a travoler who
opened a small pocket camera In tho
streets of Shlmonsekl was promptly
piloted to tho station houso violently
protesting ho had done no wrong nnd
that he had not attempted to mako
any photographs of fortifications nor
soldlorn. Tho dlmlnutlvo and quiet
captain of police who fipoko English
brokenly remarked solemnly "V.'o
will sec" and tho tourist waited four
hours whllo they caw.
At tho oxplrntlon of this time ho re-
turned nnd mid: "What you said wns
true but wo shall notwithstanding
bo obliged to punish you with tho ex-
treme severity of tho law in this caso.
You havo photographed no fortifica-
tions or soldiers but you havo com-
mitted a crime" and whllo tho trem-
bling culprit blanched In terror he fin-
lshed "and your flue will bo 80 sen"
Keeping Voters from Polls.
Some yoars ago an Englishman
whon travollng In Spain fell In with a
member of tho national parliament
who opposed tho government. Thera
hrtd been a dissolution of parliament
nnd tho Engllsnman asked tho Span-
lard If ho would bo re-elected. "Oh
no" he said "thero Is not a chnnce of
It." Presently they arrived nt tho
principal town of this gentlemnn'a
constituency and ho received a regu-
lar ovation on his way to tho hotel.
"Surely" sale tho Englishman "you
aro mistaken; you seem extremely
popular here." "Oh yes" was tho
reply "I am very popular but I won't
get In nevertheless." "How will tho
government prevcut your getting in?"
wns tho rejoinder. "Oh they havo
all kinds of methods. I will tell yot
one. They will fix a polling place in
such and such a barn. A large and
very fierco mastiff 13 kept thero and
when any ono likely to vote for mo
makes his appearance they will let the
Inventor of Ice Cream.
A French chef who prepared a snow
llko dish for the 'Due do Ch&rtres In
1774 Is said to havo been the first to
make that cool luxury known as ice
cream. Lord Bicon was possessed of
the knowledge that thero was a
process of congcalatlon by means of
snow and salt; but to him this was a
scientific fact and he llttlo dreamed
of tho Idea that In after years this
congcalatlon would prove such a de-
lightful refreshment. Iced drinks and
water Ices wero known to the Paris-
ian epicures fully a century and a half
beforo they wero Introduced Into Eng-
land. Theso dainties it la thought
probably came from tho Far East by
means cf somo traveler who probably
had tasted sherbet.
atfACT ITI 111
Viking' War Seng.
S'hcn Odin calls him.
.Yliate'i-r totalis hltn.
The hero got.
With Kad ami djrlns
Around him lylnp.
Ha teut he knows:
On lightnings wtaKlng
Ills warlike quests
With sea gulls svslnglnc
Ills bright shield ilnhlne
Anl sward blado clashing.
His blows fall tree.
He dies victorious
For Valhal tforlous
Walts such as he.
And warriors brave
who tear no focmen
Jor early grave.
Hero Ufe Is only-
Through rushes loaely
A passlri; breeze
A frail craft sailing.
When winds nre railing.
Through unknown seas.
Cut Norns descending
From Axsard high
Brig life unending
When warriors die.
llary Grant O'Sherlcan.
About the "Rock of Chlckamauga."
The vacillating course of George H.
Thomas In the exciting days of 1SG1
says tho Richmond (Va.) Time-Despatch
caused much comment at that
time and has been a subject of dis-
cussion off and on ever since. Gen.
Thomas was a Virginian a graduate of
West Point and an officer In tho army.
With tho exception of a difference In
rank he occupied the same position aB
Gen. Robert E. Lee and his relatives
and admirers In Virginia believed ho
would do as Lee did. That ho gave
them time and again assurances that
ho would never draw hla sword against
his state has often been asserted and
as often denied by his admirers In tho
In Mnrch 1861 Oen. Thomas wroto
n letter to Gov. Letcher of Virginia In
which he expressed his devotion to the
state and said In effect that he would
remain in the army so long as his
state remained In tho Union. How-
ever in a few weeks he changed his
mind and drew his sword against his
Tho letter ho wroto to Gov Letcher
gave rise to a controversy at Wash-
ington as to whether ho had recog-
nized his allegiance to Virginia. Whllo
tho course of Gen. Thomas In remain-
ing In the Union army and repudiating
his allegiance to his state was of im-
mense benefit to tho federal causo at
tho time. It Is nevertheless true that
tho belief that ho did write tho Let-
cher letter (though his friends denied
it) taken with tho knowledge of his
oft expressed devotion to Virginia
mado the authorities at Washington
afraid to trust him far and ho T?a:
never given the commands which had
been tacitly promised him and which
his ability as a soldier so eminently
fitted him for.
It was denied at tho tlmo that tho
Letcher letter was in existence or was
ever written. It has often been de-
nied since and only a fow weeks ago
tho oxlstonco of tho inttur waa ocnln
The letter Is In existence and Is
safely kept In tho homo of tho ar-
chives of Virginia. Here is n copy
"Now York Hotel March 12 1801.
"His Excellency Governor John Let-
cher Richmond. Va.
"Dear Sir I received yesterday a
letter from Major Gllham of tho Vir-
ginia Military institute dated tho 0th
instant in reference to ho position of
chief or ordnance of tho state in
which ho luforma me that you had
requested him 'to ask mo If I would
resign from tho service and If so
whether that post would be acceptable
to mo.' As ho requeued mo to mako
my reply to you direct I havo tho
honor to state after expressing my
most sincere thanks for your very kind
offer that It Is not my wish to leave
tho service of tho United States ns
long as It Is honorablo for mo to re-
main In It; and therefore as long as
ray native stale Virginia remains In
tho Union It Is my purpo3o to re-
main In tho army unless required to
perform duties alike repulslvo to honor
and humanity. I nm sir very re-
spectfully your obedient servant
"George H. Thomas
"Major U. S. Army."
Tho authenticity of tho letter seems
to bo beyond question.
Officially Dead Five Years.
William H. Lewis of this village a
veteran of tho War ot tho Rebellion
had a peculiar cxperienco nnd for up-
ward of five years was to all Intents
and purposes a dead man. His grave
and tho marker which Indicates whero
he was burled can still bo seen In tho
national cometery at Sharpsburg Md.
Mr. Lewis enlisted at Albany May
27 18G1 In Capt. Charles Rlloy's Com-
pany F of the famous Thirty-fourth
regiment commanded by James A.
Suiter. Lewis went through tho Pen-
insula campaign without a scratch
until tho bloody battlo of Antletnm
whon ho was shot flvo times twlco
In tho lgs and onco In tho faco. Ho
was left on tho field for dead and for
two days and nights lay out In tho
open suffering uptold agonies; and
should Lowis llvo to bo 100 year3 old
ho will never forget tho hours spent
on that battlefield. Ho was among
tho dead reported Sept. If 1802 and
his body was supposed to have been
removed from tho battlefield and
placed In gravo No. 811 In tho Na-
tional Cemetery at Sharpsburg Md
tho headstone bearing that inscrip-
tion. Instead however Lewis was re-
moved to a shed whoro ho remained a
prisoner for seven days when he was
exchanged and transferred to Wash-
ington being honorably discharged
for surgical disability March 22 1S63.
Tho wound In tho faco wns a peculiar
one and nover since he was shot has
ho been able to open his mouth wide.
In 1808 when he mado application
for a pension Mr. Lewis was prompt.
ly informed by tho Pension Depart-
ment at Washington that ho was kill-
ed at the battlo ot Antietam and that
thero was no such man as William" II.
Lewis a member of Company F
Thirty-fourth regiment. He had no
trouulo in securing affidavits from his
.attain Charles Riley and his colo-
nel Jarae3 A. Suiter establishing his
Identity and his pension was coon
forthcoming. Lewis enlisted ct 23
years of age and to-morrow ho cele-
brates his sixty-sixth birthday. Hor-
Returned Gen. Hampton's Oword.
la 1302 when Col. Dan McCook's
brigade hold Its reunion on the dead
cnglo of Konesaw mountain Confed-
erate soldiers numbering between
thirty and forty assembled with our
men and MaJ. J. Gld Morris of Mari-
etta Ca. a Confederate soldier deliv-
ered an address of welcome and en-
tertained some of tho Eighty-sixth Illi-
nois boys at his home. Mrs. and Mr.
Morris had erected a monument on
Pine mountain on the spot where Gen.
Leonldas Polk C. S. A. was killed
and in discussing tho Incident some-
ono said that an officer of tho Eighty-
sixth Illinois had "Gen. Polk's silver
sword" but nobody seemed to bo able
to locate tho possessor.
Mr. Morris corresponded with sev-
eral members of tho brigade Inquir-
ing for this officer and finally located
the possessor of tho sword as Capt.
Jo Major of Eighty-sixth Illinois at
Eureka 111. Tho correspondence that
followed developed tho fact that In
the Carolina campaign "of Gen. Sher-
man's army In 18C5 nn Eighty-sixth
Illinois man found a sword in a
house and gave It to Capt Jo Major;
that It was not Gen. Polk's sword but
a sword that bad belonged to Gen.
Wade Hampton Inscribed "Presented
to Gen. Vade Hampton by tho Ladles
of Richmond Va."
After the war someone claiming to
be the son of Gen. Hampton wroto
Capt. Major for the sword but ho re-
quired evidence of kinship and the
son failed to materialize. Other relic
hunters tried to get possession of tho
sword but Capt. Major would not sell
and letters requiring proof of relation-
ship remained unanswered. Recent-
ly ono of Col. Dan McCook'3 men In
Chicago received a letter from Mr.
Morris relating to tho sword which
was referred to Capt. Major who re-
plied ho would not sell tho sword to
anyone but that ho was desirous of
returning it frco of cost to Gen.
Later through the assistance of Col.
John J. McCook of New York city nnd
Col. John C. Calhoun who servod un-
der Gen. Hampton In tho Confederate
array and who was an Intlmato friend
of tho Hampton family It was learned
that both of Gen. Hampton's sons
were dead and that Mrs. G. McD.
Hampton was the representative of
tho family to receive tho relic. Capt.
Major returned tho sword to her
through tho governor of South Caro-
lina. Tho governor acknowledged the
receipt of tho sword and wrote that
hu had Uellveroa it to oen. Wade
Hampton's family who fully apprecl-
oted all that Capt. Major had done.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
First Confederate Slain.
Thero waa unveiled at Fairfax
Court House Virginia on Juno 1 a
monument to Capt. John Quincy Marr
tho first Confedorato soldier to fnll
In actual combat In tho civil war. Tho
date of Capt. Marr's death was Juno
1 1SG1 and tho spot whero ho fell
was only a few yards from tho Court
House green upon which tho monu-
ment has been erected.
It was as cnptaln of tho Warren-
ton Riflemen that he entered tho Con-
federate army. This company of 100
men was ordered to Fairfax Court
House a post of honor and danger
to strengthen its somewhat meaner
defense on May 31 1SC1. About three
o'clock next morning tho riflemen
wero aroused by tho news of tho ap-
proach of tlio enemy's cavalry. Tho-
formed at onco nnd their captain led
them to n commanding position near
tho Court House. Soon after he had
called them to halt a body of cavalry
rushed upon thorn and firing was be-
gun. It was pitch dark and no one
saw their leader fall but his "Halt!"
was the last word ho was over heard
to utter. In tho meantime tho rifle-
men wero reinforced by Colonel R. S.
Ev.ell who wns commandant of tho
post. Led by him tho riflemen thrice
repulsed tho cnomy and finally trrovo
them off leaving two prisoners behind
them. When daylight dawned Capt.
Marr was tho only Confederate miss-
ing and ho was discovered lying in
tho long grass with a bullet through
Prized Autograph Letters.
Mrs. Herman Hill a veteran nurso
of tho soldiers In tho war for the
Union who died recently In Salt Lake
City Utah had carefully preserved
autograph letters of introduction writ-
ten for her by President Abraham Lin-
coln and Gen. U. S. Grant. President
Lincoln's letter was dated May 19.
18(54 and was addressed to Senator
Charles Sumner of Massachusetts.
Gen. Grant's letter waa written Juno
29 18C7 and was addressed to tho
Hon. Hugh McCulloch (written "Mc-
Cullough") eecrotary of iho treasury.
Mrs. Hill's first husband was Major
Booth who was In command of tho
colored troops at Fort Pillow and was
killed In tho battle with Gen. Forrest's
Confederate troops April 12 1804.
Queer Confederate Ammunition.
Department Commander Lucius
Field at a banquet in Boston recalled
bow at Antietam the confederates
fired broken railroad iron and black-
smith tools hammers chisels etc.
from the cannon somo of which mis-
siles made a peculiar nolso resembling
"which away which away." The
troops carao to distinguish them frqra
tho resnr shot and shell. As they
.vard thera approach they would yell
"turkey coming" and lie down flat to
avoid thorn. A German artilleryman
who saw tho tools falling around him
"Meln Gott! shall 'vo ha? to come
der blacUschmlt shop nexdt?"
Imitation Furs. .
Tlio skin of tho muskrat or mus-;
oiiash makes a much more durabio'
and richer looking fur nnd from It
Imitation Alaoka sable coats .frequent-
ly aro mado. Rabbit skins also aro
used after a complicated treatment
in the manufacture of Imitation chin-
chilla. No worker thrra Is such a
difference In tho c'nlnchllla furx
Hardy Japaness Soldiers
According to M Plchon' tho Japa-
nese soldier has muacles llko whip-
cord 13 a cure shot has an eye for
landmark!) and a memory for locality.
Ho can do with three hours' sleep
out of the twenty-four. Is cloanly at-
tends to canltary Instructions and
IS ardently patriotic. Ho cents tho
state about nlno cents a day and
thinks himself well oif.
Bricks aro now being mado of clean
cand and ground qulckllrao that aro
uald to bo 03 substantial an granite.
They cost J2.G0 a thousand Tho
mixed Ingredients nro forced Into a
strong steel cylinder mold by moann
of a screw. After tho air has been
sucked from tho cylinder hot water
Is admitted the rock being formed
by tho resulting pressure nnd hjjat.
Country Llfo In America.
SAVED CHILD'S LIFC.
Remarkable Cura of Dropsy by Dodd's
Sedgwick Ark. July 11. The case
of W. S. Taylor's little Bon Is looked
upon by those Interested In medical
matters as ono of tho most wonderful
on record. In this connection hla
father makes the following statement:
"Last September my little boy had
Dropsy; his feet and llm!3 wero
swollen to such an extent that ha
could not walk nor put his shoes on.
The treatment that the doctors wero
giving him seemed to do hlra no good
and two or threo people said his days
wero short even tho doctors two ot
tho best In the country told mc bo
would not get belter. I stopped their
medicine and at once sent for Dodd's
Kidney Pills. 1 gave him three Pills
a day ono morning noon nnd night
for eight days; at tho end of the
eighth day tho swelling was all'fone
but to glvo the medicine Justice I
gavo him eleven more Pills. I used
thirty-five Pills In nil and he was en-
tirely cured. I consider your medlclno
saved my child's life. When tho thlr-ty-fivo
Pills were given him ho could
run danco and sing whereas beforo
ho was nn Invalid In his mother's arms
from morning until night"
Chinese Outside China.
Tho number of Chinese outside of
China Is estimated at over 7.C40.000.
Leather From Fich Skin.
An extremely l!no quality of green
leather made In Turkey Is manufac-
tured from tho skin of an angel fish.
Y. M. C. A.'g Deserved' Succcs3.
When tho Y. M. C. A. was started
on June C 1844 it had twelve mem-
bers and Its weekly oxp-ndtturo
amounted to sixty cents. Now It owns
buildings valued at over 130000000
and has a membership well over SOO-
0C0. Make Yourself Felt. "" '
Let your education be co broad and
thorough that whether you patnl pic-
tures write books sell merchandise
mako contracts or-cultlvato landyou
will mako yoursolf felt lit your com-
munity no an all-around man of broad
ideas nnd general culture. Success.
"What's that you have in your hind
HcnryV risked Mrs. Pty ' n3 "ho
brought homo n roll of manuscript.
"Brains my dear" replied Mr! Pry;.
pompously. "Aro you surprised at
tho fact?" "Not in tho least" shre-
tortcd; "I knew you didn't carry them
In your head.1'
"Tho men who aro training the- -horses
must be 3trlct and at tht samo
tlmo kind to them and under no
circumstances must they bo played
with. It Is also not advisable to en-
courago tho horso with sugar car- .
rots etc." Is nn order Issued to the-
London Metropolitan Flro Brigade.
Had To Switch.
Even the most careful person Is apt
to got on tho wrong track rcgardirg "
food sometimes and has to switch
When the right food Is selected the-
host of ails'that-conie from improper
food and drink disappear even where
the troublo has been of lifelong-standing.
"From a child I was cover strougr
and had a capricious appctito and L
was allowed to eat whatever I fancied
rich cake highly seasoned food hot
biscuit etc. so It was not surprislcg-
that my digestion was soon out of.
order and at tho ago of twenty-three I
wa3 on tho verge of nervous prostra-
tion. I had no appetlto and as I had
been losing strength (because I didn't
get nourishment in my dally food to.
repair the wear and tear on body and
brain) I had no reserve force to fall
back on lost flesh rapidly and no med-
icine helped me.
"Then It was a wlso physician or-
dered Grape-Nuts and cream and saw-
to It that I gavo this food (new to mo)
n proper trial and it showed ho knew
what he was about because- I got bet-
ter by bounds from tho very first.
That was In tho Bummer nnd by wlu-
ter I was in better health than ever
beforo In my llfo had gained In flesh
and weight and felt like a new person
altogether In mind as well as body
all duo to nourishing and completely
dlgcstiblo food Grape-Nuts.
"This happened three years ago and'
never since then havo I had any but-
perfect health for I stick to my-Grape-Nuts
food and cream and still
think it delicious. I cat it every day..
I never tiro of this food and I can en-
Joy a saucer of Grape-Nuts and cream
when nothing else satisfies my appe-
tite and it's surprising how sustained
and strong a small snucerful will
make one feel for hours." Name giv-
en by Postum Co. Battlo Creek Mich.
True food that carries one along and
"there's a reason." Grape-Nuts 4Q
days proves big things.
Get the little book "The Road to.
Wellville" In each pkg.
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