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XI10 door closed behind lilin, nnd tlie
negro nnd I were nlotie. Tho die wns
cast; I hnd pledged myself to notion;
wns fully committed to I lie attempted
rescue of Itene Ilcnucalre. nnd no
thought of nny rctrent onco occurred
to me. The negro, still remnlneil sent
rd on the edge of the bed, digging his
toes Into the hard enrth of the lloor.
"retc," I begun enrnestly. "You
trust me. don't you? You do not sus
licet me of being nny slave-hunter!"
"No, snh. Mnsm Knox, I nln't
'feared o' yer yers one o' tlcm down
easterners." "Well, not exactly that. I came from
ii slave state, hut my fumtly Is of New
Knglnnd blood nnd breeding. I nm
Just ns much your friend ns though
you were white. Now, you nnd I have
got n hard Job before us."
"Yns, snh, we sure lias."
"And the first thine we have to do,
Is to trust each other. Now I am co-
lng to ask you a question la that the
best way for us to go, up the Illinois?"
lie wns "slow to answer, evidently
turning the whole matter over In his
mind. I waited Impatiently, feeling
the delay to be n serious loss of time.
, "Well then, let me put this differ-
ABomattcooFtltc Black HmvfcVaf
Author fCbnlraonxuI, SJicrtofflioInABfJ3!t
.!. tilt J Ifl-V-l
COWRtfiHT Q yynen niiorow whijmivj, siv.
'Have You Ever Assisted Any Slaves
to Run Away From Missouri?"
cstly. nave you ever assisted any
slaves to run away from Missouri?"
"Well, Masba Knox. I reckon thet
maybe I knew'd 'bout som glttln'
'away 'pears like I did, sah."
"And these escaped Jby way of the
Ills dumb, almost pathetic ejres met
mine pleadingly, but same expression
of my face served to yield hlui cour
age. "I I reckon I I don't know much
'bout nil dis, Matea Knox," he stam
mered doubtfully. Ids hands locking
nnd unlocking nervously, "I I suro
don'; an' fer do mat tali o' dat, titer
nln't no body wbut doe, sah. AH I
does Know, fer sure, la dat If a nigger
onct gets as far ns a certain wlilte
man vp de rlnber. 'bout whar do
mouth ob de Illinois Is. he's got a
mighty good chance fer tor reach
Canada. De next place whar hu's
most llkoly ter stop Is Ileardstown,
long wld som sorter preacher whut
Jives thar. An' that's as fer ns dey
ever done tol' me, auh."
"About this find wlilte man the,
one near the mouth of the Illinois lo
you know his namo?"
Pete rose to his feet, and crossed
tho room to where I stood, bending
down until his lips were closo to my
ear. Ills answer was spoken In a
"Mnssn Knor, I never did 'sspect to
ray dls ter no white man, but It seems
I Just nat'Iarly got fer ter tell yer.
He's got n cabin hid way back In do
bluffs, whnr nobody don't go, 'cept
dew who know whar It Is. I reckon
he don't do nulhlii' but bunt an' fish
nohow kastwuya he don't ralso no
corn, nor truck fer ter sell. IIc'h a
tall, lanky man, sab. sorter thin, with
n long beard, an his name wus Amos
Shrunk, I reckon maybo he's a lllack
"Quite likely, I should say. And you
could take a boat from here to his
"Sure, tho darkest night yer ever
This knowledge greatly simplified
matters. If .here was already In op
eration an organized scheme by means
of which fuglllvo from this sldu of
the great river wore taken through to
Canada, protected and agisted along
the way, then all mwuUI bo required
to do in this tiMi- would be to safely
convey the unfortunate Itene and her
mother In Pete's boat up the river,
nnd there turn them oyer to (he caro
of this Amos Shrunk. Undoubtedly he
could ho trusted to see to It that they
were promptly forwarded to others,
fanatics like himself, who would
nwlftly pass them along at night
across the Illinois "prairies, until be
yond all danger of pursuit. Tha dis
tance to tho mouth of the Jlllcols
could not be far, surely not to exceed
fifty -miles as. the river ram It -ought
not to prove difficult to ha file Klrby
for Hmt tliort distance, and tjion we
would be free to return, nnd no one
could prove any charge njwlnst ,us.
2io only Important fact froutlnjf us
was unit we iiium tici iuuk1, Kforo
Klrby and hi nldes, armed with legal
authority, could return this very
"Pete," I said shortly, my tone un
consciously one of authority, "we must
be out of hero before daylight, and
safely hidden somewhere up the river.
The first thing to he done, nnd the
hardest. Is to explain to those women
the situation, nnd persuade them to
accompany us. They may not believe
my story; thnt wns why I was so anx
ious to have Unities go to tho'house.
They would have conlldcnco In hhn.
Do they know you?"
"Lord love yer oh course dey do.
l'se knowed nil oh ein for n long
while, sah. Dey'll sure believe oP
"Well, wo can only try our best.
Have you any conveyance here?"
"Any whut, snh?"
"Any wheeled vehicle In which we
can ride to lleaucalre, nnd by menu1
of which wo can bring the women
back? The distance Is too far to
Te got a sorter khart, an' an ol'
mule. sah. Dey'a out yonder In de
"Hitch them up at once, while I put
a few things wo may need in the boat.
Show me how to find It."
He pointed out the path, with the
directions necessary, nnd disappeared,
while I returned to the cabin, dragged
a blanket from ofT the bed. nnd tilled
it with whatever miscellaneous ar
ticles of food I was able to discover
about the place. Sly wound, now that
I was busily engaged, troubled me
very little, and I easily transported
this stock of provisions to the river
bank, nnd safely stowed them away In
the boat found there. I returned to
discover the mule and cart ready, and
n few moments Inter we were creaking
slowly along a gloomy wood road, Jolt
ing over the stumps, with Pete walk
lug beside tho nnlmnl's head, whisper
ing encouragement Into the flnpplng
ear. The great adventure hnd begun.
The Home of Judge Beaucaire.
The road wo followed nppcared to
be endless, and so rough that I soon
climbed down from my seat, an un
pinned board, uncomfortable enough
under uny conditions, In the swaying,
bumping cart, nnd stumbled blindly
along behind, tripping over stumps In
tho darkness, and wrenching lay
ankles painfully In deep ruts.
It wns considerably after ten
o'clock when we emerged upon an open
plateau, and n glimmer of stars over
head revealed to me afar off tho silver
thread of. the I great river. Pete
stopped the straining mule, a feat not
at n'l difficult of accomplishment, tho
animal's sides rising and falling as ho
wheezed for breath, and came back
to where I stood, staring about at the
dlwily perceived object In tkji fore
ground. "Out dnr nm de Beaucaire place,"
he announced, as soon as ho could dis
tinguish my presence, waving hi arm
to Indicate the direction. "An I
reckon we bettah not rldtt no furilier,
fer If Allck fluid smell corn, he'd
nat'Iarly ralso dls whol' neighborhood
he's got a poworful voice, sub."
"Kqual to his appetite, uo doubt."
"Yas, sah ; that's mostly whut Allck
"How far away l.i tho hoiiso?"
"Llkoly 'bout n hundred yards. Tor
see dat light out yonder; well dnt's It,
an' I reckon de Indies inus' be up yet,
kccpln' do lamp burnlu. Here's de
slave cabins 'long do edge ob do
woods, but dey's nil dirrk. What's yer
a goln' fer ter do now, Mass a Knox?"
I wns conscious that my heart was
beating rapidly, nnd that my mind was
anything but clear. The prolsiom front
Ing me did
solved, now thnt I was ralrly up
against It, and yet there seemed only
one natural method of procedure. I
must go at my unpleasant task bold
ly, and In this case only tho truth
would serve. I wus an ofllccr In the
United States army, and had In my
pocket papers to prove my Identity.
These would vouch for me ns a gen
tleman, and yield mo n measure of au
thority. And this fact, onco estals
llshcd, ought to glvo mo sufllclent
standing in tho eyes of those girls to
compel from them a respectful hear
ing. I would tell the story exactly as
I knew It, concealing nothing, nnd add
ing no unnecessary word, outline my
plan of action, and then leave them to
decide what they thought best to do.
Strange, unbelievable as the situation
was, proof wns not lucking. Delia
could bo compelled fo ucknowledgo
that Iteno wns her child sho would
scarcely daro deny this truth In face
of my posltlvo knowledge and she, (it
least, must know that Judge Heats
calro had never during his lifetime
given her her freedom. This fact
could bo established beyond question,
and then they must surely sill Compre
hend the necessity of Immediate flight
that there .remained no other pos
sible inenns of cscapo from hopeless
slavery. Desperate as tho chnnco ap
peared, It was tho only one.
It diiwneil upon me now with moro
I"' "' Ulta QX.QZ bo fore, tbw "v.
sltlon In which f sCootl, riml f shrank
from tho ordeal. A perfect stranger,
not even n chance acquaintance of
those directly Involved In this tragedy,
I would him to drag out front tho
closet, where It had been hidden nway
for years, (his old llcaticulfo skeleton,
nnd rattle tho dried bones of dishonor
before tho horrlllcd understanding of
these two Innocent, unsuspecting glrln.
The conviction emtio to me that 1 had
host do this alone; that the presence,
of the negro would hinder, rather than
help the solution of the prt.hletn.
"Pete," I said, measuring my words,
my plan of action shaping Itself even
ns I spoke. "What lies In there be
tween us and the house?"
"A truck patch mostly, wld n fenco
,'round It. Den thar comes som flower
"Well, I done reckon ns how thar
might be a sorter path, sah, but you'd
hardly llud it In de darn. De lies'
way'd be ter sorter feel 'long do
fence, 'ill yer git sight o' tie front
"All right, then. I am going to leave
you here while 1 scout around. Keep
your eyes open, nnd havo the mule
ready to leave at nny minute." "
"limit how Ion' yer be gone, sah?"
"I cannot tell you that. As short a
time as possible. It may require con
siderable explanation and urging to
get those three women to (rimt me.
However, nil you have to do Is wait,
and be sure that uo one sees you. If
you should be needed for anything at
the houe. I'll get word to you home
way; and If I should send Delia nnd
Hone out here alone, without being
able to come with them, myself, hind
them Into the cart at ouce, and drive
to the boat. I'll miiuago to Join you
somewhere, and the Imttortnnt thing Is
to get them safely away. You under
stand nil this?"
"Yns. sah; leastways I rcrkon I
doc. I'se ter take beer oh dem all,
an' let yer take keer o yersclf."
"F.xnclly, became, you see, I hnvrn't
the slightest Idea what I nm going to
run up ngalnst. There may be others
In the house, nnd I might not daro to
leave Miss F.lolse behind nlone with
out some protection. I shnu endrnvor
to Induce her to go to Halites nt once."
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WASHINGTON, D. C. Oct. 0.- Tho
definition of tho term "purebred
sires" Is written In ono.word "econ
omy." Thcro aro many definitions,
many of them learned and long, that
might bo written, but tho breeding
exports of tho United States Dopnrl
flocks. Ho gels moro monoy nnd his
family Uvea better. Hut something
clso happens. When ho soils moro
pounds of a bettor class of meat or
moro gallons of rloh milk, ho foeda
tho city family bettor than ho did
wnon no kept sorub stock. Tho final
input of AertcntSiirn wlinn la .....t I ....... .i. .. . .
. . .. ,, ...ul lvuu in jiuru-iircu siros in flint tna
this morning to launch the State and farmer make more monoy and tho
.iKiiuiiui cruanuB lor uouer JltroH
Uetter Stock," agreed that the prim
ary meaning of it la economy.
The sorub hog requires a certain
nufnbcr of bushels of corn to make
too pounda of pork. The pure-bred
or high-grade hog take the name
number of bushel of oom and makoa
00 pound of pork. The iftire-hred
or high-grade cow makes three gal
lons of milk out of the same uuaut
Ity of silage that the scrub tow ueea
to make a gallon and a half of, mlllc.
city family gets more and (setter
food, at lower prleea.
The crusade, the expert aay.
eventually will tend to reult In ro
il neing the coat of living to the con
sumer without taking the difference
out of the pocket of the' producer.
Kor that reason, they point out. the
city man has a definite, monoy Inter
eat in the better alroe crusudo.
Whllo hu can hardly be oxpected to
put the same amount of effort lnio
It that tho live atook broodor should.
Those flguroe are not meant to bo , he Is oxnaoted to clvn 1l,.nllr.,Pa,,.-.,.,
scientifically oxuet. of oourao. hut I nnd .aid to tho program whonover
...mo. iu muBiruio mo nriUCJPIC. the oininrlniillv nfr..r .,.,! n....
The result in that tho farmor gots
moro pounds of salable product out
of his feed when ho uses purebrcnl
slroe at the bond of his herds and
will ho no lock of opportunity, par
ticularly In the xmullor cltlos and
towns whoro tho far mora aro In closo
contact with tho city business men
SUGAR NOT NEEDED
FOR ALL CANNING
Don't let surplus fruit go to wasto
because you cannot obtain sugar to
rar, jut- iHiiiiiujii iroui- i ,
not appear h easily ,uso for Irervlng purposos. Krult
can be successfully canned without
It und it can be aweotoncd when ser
ved next winter, or syrup can bo
usod In plnco of sugar to sweoton it
To can without sugar, simply fill
tho Jars containing tho fruit with
clean hot water, Instead of tho usual
syrup, and process tho Jars In hot
water bath. Tho fruit will noUspoii,
but It will not havo quito ua fine
a flavor and color as that which is
packed In syrup.
Directions for canning ly tho
"cookod-ln-tho-can" method should
carefully followed to cut) successfully
without sugar, tho United States De
partment of Agriculture suggests,
Fruits canned without sugar nfo
osperiaily good In .naiads, dossorto,
plo fillings, ices and in fruit punchea.
Thoy can also bo mado Into Jams and
marmalades when sugar is obtain
able. Fruit Juices take no sugar and
their uses aro Just aa varied during
tho winter season as aro tho fruits
put up unswoetonod. Those fruit
Julcea aro also avallablo for Jolly at
a futuro tlmo when sugar Is moro
plontlful. Vegetables ifood no sugar,
and plenty of canned vegetables aro
'always acceptable during the wlntor
Fruit nnd vegotablou may bo high
und sugar scarce, but tho margin of
dirroruuco In price botweuu tho homo
cannod nnd the commercially canned
product Is llkoly to bo as great as
whon both frosh fruit and vegetables
and canned goods wore lower ,!
price. Tho wlso aro still practicing
homo canning, sugar or no augur.
COSTS ARE SHOWN
Necessity f Chcjip .Veils anil Thor
ough Culling Kniphuhlml by
Tho Importance of providing cheap
food for growing liolfora and pract
icing thorough culling Is brought
out by tho rest it! tH of feeding experi
ments recently complatod by tho
Dulry Division United States Dopart
mont of Agriculture. In thoso exper
iments groups of calves wore fed
from birth to ouo year and two yearn
of ago and a record kopt of all food
In ono oxporlmottt, 11 holfor calvps
woro raised, to tho ago of ono year.
Tho amount of food 6onsumod by
each calf was as follows: Hay, 751,8
pounds; grain," 885. C pounds; sllago,
3,003.1 pounds; milk, 110 pounds:
skim milk, 2,411 pounds. Estim
ating tho hay at 3P per (on, grain
at ?00, and jdlago ut 8 per ton,
milk at i cents and Hklm milk at
cents per pound, tho cssst of raining
each hutfer to one. year of ago was
Five of tho calves from tho first
experiment were then fed for ono
moro yeur. During this second year
each calf consumed ou tho average
1,117.8 pounds of hay; 1,221.0
pounds of grain; 8, 031 pounds of
stlago. Using tho mimo liguriM fur
computing tho cost of tho feeds con
sumed during this second year, tho
total cost of raising u hulfur from
birth until two years of! ago was
$157.90. Tliefio figure emphaslzo
the. necessity of providing chonp feed
for heifers such ns pasture and silage
and bring out the Importance of care
fully culling the helforn to avoid
raising Ihoee which will prove to he
Fine Old Hen,
Lord FInImt leIN of this blunt but
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try by an American admiral. It was
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sHerh In which ho said some Hint
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elusion of It the admiral nro" and
reclprnoited by saying: "It was a
fine old hen thai hutched (he Ameri
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