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A Conscript’s Chrstmas.
BY JOEL CHANDLER HARRIS.
From The Century:
na old man sitting in a sheltered
place by the side of the road. They
came on the stranger so suddenly
that their horses betrayed alarm,
and it was all they could do to keep
the animals from slipping and roll
ing into the gorge at their left. The
old man was dressed in a suit of
gray jeans, and wore a wool hat,
which, although it showed the signs
of constant use, had somehow man
aged to retain its original shape.
His head was large and covered
with a profusion of iron-gray hair,
which was neatly combed. Ilis face
was round, but the lines of character
obliterated all suggestions of chub
protnrdty on l!
biness. The full beard that he wore
failed to hide the evidence of firm
ness iinddetermination; but around
hi - mouth ¡1 serene smile lingered,
ai d humor sparkled in his small
OUR J ■
“i L,wily, boys, howdy!” lie ex
- ' ■ r - v
plain d. “Tired ¡is they look to l e.
n t • ■
you’er straddlin'right peart creetuis.
A flirt or two'more an’ they’d a
flung you down the hill, an’ ’a’ ful
lered along after you. h -adst;ill an’
stirrup. They done like they were
“AN 4KESIS” gives instant
n’t expectin’ ermpanv m and aroun’
Irelk't ami is an infallible
Cure for Pik*. iTici’SI. By
Dmgglstsor mail. Samples
The sonorous voice and deliberate
I ft- v.A-Un- “ANAKEMS.”
Box 24W, New York City.
Utterance of the old man i < —poke
his calling ¡It- was evidently a PENSION. POSTAL. LAND and
minister of the go-p. |. This eave
a lu<-to ('aptain M •< 1- A > memory
il’obc C< ntinued. i
‘ But it’s the law,” said Captain
Mosely. The captain had been
wounded in Virginia, ami was en
titled to a discharge, bu t he acept-
ed the position of conscript officer.
He had the grit an»l discipline of a
veteran, and a persistence in carry
ing out his purposes that gave him
the name of “Hardhead” in the
army. He was tall and muscular,
but his drooping left shoulder
showed where a Federal ball had
found lodgement. His closely
cropped beard was slightly streaked
with gray, and his lace would have
been handsome had not determina
tion left its rude handwriting there.
The two rode on in silence a lit
tle space, the cold mists, driven by
the wind, tingling in their faces.
I’resently Private Chadwick, who
bail evidently been ruminating over
the matter, resumed the thread of
“They tell me,” he said, ‘ that
it’s heap easier to make a bad law
than it is to make a good one
takes a lot of smart men a long
time to make a good one, hut a pas
ta 1 of blunderbusses can nateli a
bad one up in a little or no time,
That’s t he way 1 look at it.
“What’s the name of this chap
w<- are after? Israel Spurlock? I’d Tta Celebrated French Cure,
like to know, by George, what’s the
the matter with him! What makes
"x. I-l B old cx a
him so plague-taked important that
two men have to be sent on a wild
H to euro any form
goose chase after him? They
i or any disorder of
—the generative or
verked him into the army, an’ he
gans of eiUierstx.
yerked himself out, an' now the
froLi tli' excessi \ e
reefs aulaut, AFTER
wind is that the war can’t go on un- Tol BEFORE
■' rOpiunt» or through youthful in Ilaere-
Hon, ov r I ¡ *ul3< nee,
II. d , BUCO as IdOBSOf 1 rniu
I csh Israel Spurlock is on hand to P Liver,
i ver, Wi.
o-f f :ln<
ei :i; r down l’aiusintho
s, I I eui
. D.it Wc.ik’ie- i, S Hysteria, Nervoui Fr *<-
Hing di>wn his gun an’ run when trntion, N ». turnnl End- ions, I e corrhira. l>iz-
rin • s, W k 'lemorv, I s< f Power and ¡rape*
he hears a bung-shed playin’ a tune tvn \v
ii i 1 ne ! ‘etc ! often lea 1 to prematuro
ohi !i * tin I ln'-.viit”. Fri. o .< .U0 a box, 6 boxe u
in i he air.
.-•»)’ bv ma I <ri receipt of price"
n v : ’ " mtifx
t : rx <:r Mi AN? 11; is riven fc •
■ ' .? >.«X)ordern
’< 'ix’r T’’",< Ivf'i, t » refn.nil the money if
Captain Moseley coughed to hide a 1 ery
* ‘p.’i.jwrr c . ”0 i < th r effected. V e have
■T .1 '. s«‘f tr■■•¡Dioniabi from old and younjr.
•?> »'S who have
beon permanently cur I 1
“It's just like 1 tell you, Cap’in by the»: et t Aphroditine. Circular free. Addre*»
APHRO MEDICINE CO.
The news is we had a terrible vic V y e'ti TH*
» 1» I r inch,
Box 27. P ortland . O h .
tory at Chattanooga, but 1 notice in
For Sab- at W. E. Grace’s Drug
the Atlanta papers that the Yankees Store
ain t no further north than they was
before the tight; an’ what makes it
wuss, they are warmin' themselves
in < hattanooga, whilst we arc shiv
erin’ outside. 1 reckon if Isreal
■>. ] d'.'H month i.
Spurlock had been on hand at the
L ' I oughty relis.de u»*
right time an’ in the right place,
t mes their weiy t .
Bold for fi mal-
we’d drove the Yanks plumb back
to Nashville. Lord! I hope we’ll
-“eut bv nudi se-h
■xN tor ••. Addreio
have him on the skirmish line the
N The Aphro Medicin-
next time we surround the enenn
alt drive him into a town as big as
Private Chadwick kept tip his
For Sale it the Grace Dru Store
complaints tor some time, but they
failed to disturb the serenity of the
captain, who urged his horse for
ward through the mist, closely fol
lowed l>v his companion. Th< v
finally h it the valley, passed over
th<> foothills, and began the ascent
ot Sugar Mountain, Here their
I lie ll< >t Iti- mr<!y
this world. <ax -• J. HofTherr, of &vrnen*e.
journey Ixcanie 1«
N.Y.. ib Paster Kot-nig’s Nerve Tonic btva me
1'1* road. winding ami twisting ui)
w , o «(. j partiallr pN*nlv/e<l
yvai . a. . and lUlackmi b) Ata. has d - ’ hiwi any
around the mountain, h.ul been cut syuipb
’ui!» of them sine* be took one . ilk •*«
through a dense growth of trees, the rviiMdy. 1 most hvartiiv thank fur u
rtXHI.ii, Cui., May. !HP(k
and these proved to be something O »r daughter contracted
Fpileptlc Fite (You
three years ago; we tried most e\»rv
of a shelter. More over, the road fright
thing we luardof. but of no avail. Am t1 a*ik
sometimes brought the mountain ful io •date now that ain't* »be took Fador Ko?
» Norve Tonic *h» ha« not ba 1 the »’»-¿ht-v
between the travelers and the wind, nig
Mtnck wit Hin onr
C. S( l(
and these w ere such comfortable in
Thon McCurdy, of ili 35th Aw.. Btmver,
tervals that Mr. Chadwick ceased Cob* * -v* V im .or
’ brn» ft! to um , it ba« bad the deaired atfeot
his complaints and rode along good- prca
by »U'ppiug the fita
O I“ r* ' V.»lu <hlr Book mt WarwHu»
«ent tt-tw to aro adUrv**'.
an«l |MM»r patient» can alm» eutala
1 he two horsemen had gone alsmt I I KI
IltwiU Ihh moil* me in'» <»f eburve.
Th»« r-medv ha* l«een prwawd by th« Revrwn.l
a mile, m.asuring the mountain Paw.-r
K »u'g. «>( F rt U¡*%?*»•, InU» aittee Ui'* and
road, though they were not more «atH»w prepari d under hi» «Urvcil t by the
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