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Strange Duel Between General
4 Hunkins and Colonel Reckling
Among the generals of the civil war
there were those who had received a
military education and those who won
their promotion from a natural fitness
for command and politicians. General
Hunkins belonged to the latter class.
From his point of view the war waa a
ort of preliminary political contest
among certain men as to which should
eventually return to their homes with
sufficient eclat to be nominated for
mA fr office. Havlna during the
early formation of the army been as- and the Confederates, who were too
signed the command of a division, be admiring to shoot so gallant a man
ttrst turned his attention to keeping In When the general Joined hi
due subjection all Inferiors who might he knew that his military can
dim his own luster by distinguishing ended. But his sptitude for a diu.
themselves. The man he most dreaded field saved him in thst field. He sent
tun. vnunir Colonel Reckling, who hsd home one of his henchmen, who was
entered the army from civil life, but a
restless, ptiKhlng, dashing fellow and a
Two armies were confronting each
other. Hunkins' division waa oa the
right, Colonel Reckling's brigade on the
extreme tip. The enemy resolved to
turn the Union right flank and hurled a
whole division against Reckling's brl
gnde. Reckling held his position long
enough for Hunkins to send him re-enforcements,
but Hunkins did nothing
of the kind. He watched the fighting
from an eminence and saw the rem
nant of Reckling's brigade driven like
dust before a hurricane. The Union
army fell back to a stronger position.
When quiet was restored Hunkins rode
tip to Reckling and reprimanded him
for not holding bis position, implying
There Is tittle or no redress In the ar
my against such an Imputation by a
superior olllcer, certainly not In face
of an enemy. One morning shortly
after daylight Colonel Reckling rode
up to his commander's headquarters
and, rousing tlio general, aald:
"I think the enemy la meditating an
Important move. If you will ride out
with me to the picket line Til show you
what I mean."
Hunkins proposed to send bis chief
of staff, but Heckling Insisted that be
should see for himself. Bo the gen
eral called his escort, and the two offi
cers rode to the picket line. , ,
"We must go farther," said Reckling.
"I would suggest that the escort re
main here so as not to draw the Are."
"Itut" said tbe general, showing ex
treme reluctance to go oa.
"General!" exclaimed Heckling In
Tbe general dare not refuse with
twenty cavalrymen looking on. He
rode with Mb Inferior a few hundred
yards to a low fence, over which Reck
ling Jumped his horse. Honklna, know
ing tbe eyes of the escort were apea
htm, dare not refuse to follow, He
was about to protest against this ap
proach to the enemy's rifles as unnec
essary exposure when he noticed a curl
on Reckling's lip. ne saw the tetter's
dcxlgn, but he roust either follow or
lose that respect of his men which was
necessary to command. Trembling,
he rode on.
A mlule bullet ssng between the
two men. The geseral ducked. An
other uiid nuotlier. Tbe colonel push
ed on, tlio general a few paces behind
him. More straggling shots.
"I see no change In the situation,"
said the general. "Iet us go back."
"Not here," said RsckUnc; "not here.
Farther to their left I think they are
massing a force on our right. Just as
they did the other day. They can't get
at us on our left for the river and the
hill whero we have thrown up the
"Rut we are not going to our right
We're going straight toward tbelr right
"We'll turn presently."
"How much farther have we to go?"
asked the general In a few moments.
"We imiHt ride along In front of their
line till wo reach that wood on our
The general shuddered. Riding In
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front of their line meant certain death.
"This Is suicide," be protested.
"Come on," said the colonel.
Putting spurs to his horse, Reckling
started straight toward the enemy's
lines. At the same moment a storm of
bullets whistled by the two men. Hun
kins could not stand the test. He
turned and rode hack as fast as hli
borne could carry him.
Bravery wins respect even from an
enemy. The Confederates, wondering,
watched Reckling coming. Presently
he turned and rode slowly along the
front of their line. Not a shot was
fired. It was an eighth of a tnU to
cover, and as the soldier passed over
the distance and entered the wood a ,
cheer went up from the Union soldiers
serving on his staff, with Instructions
to write up the general's remarkable
service In the army and create a de
mand among the people that he return
and run for congress. The henchman
played his part well, and Just as the
singular duel between Hunkins and
Reckling came to the ears of the gen
eral commanding the army corps In
which the duelists served Hunkins for
warded his resignation. It was ac
cepted, and Hunkins returned to the
field for which he was best fitted and
made an eminently successful cam
paign. Reckling was made a brlgaaier gen
eral and placed in command of the di
vision. He was soon promoted for gal
lantry to a higher rank and command.
He ended his career, not In a political
campaign, but supporting old "fop
Thomas on the field of Chlckaraaugn.
FRANK P. CHENEY.
BOOMING HIS TOWN.
How a Young Board of Trad President
"Made Good" With the People.
Systematic town boosting Is a fea
ture of American business activity
which alms at the general good Instead
of personal profit One western town
had a board of trade which had slept
along for years without doing anything
In particular, except eating some food
once a year at a banquet and listening
to some spread eagle oratory, says the
Pittsburg Dispatch. Tbe organisation
became moribund, and Its presidency
was an hopor no longer sought for.
The directors met and gave tbe place
to a young man of the type "we like to
encourage." The young man took bis
Job seriously and went to work. It
wasn't long before be grew an Idea of
Every family that moved to town he
spotted. Employment waa provided
for the breadwinners where necessary,
and .the new people were made to feel
at home. When this personal atten
tion bad got In Its work, a representa
tive of the board of trade Interviewed
the bead of the new family. This In
terview was Incorporated Into a letter;
mimeograph copies were made, put Into
stamped envelopes and made ready to
mall. Then the letters were taken to
the newcomer, and he was asked to
address them to his friends "back
east." The scheme worked like magic,
and the population boomed. Of that
Idea many new ones were born. The
young man has been several times re
elected president of the board of trade,
and he can have anything the people
of that town can give Mm.
PUBLIC TREE PLANTING.
J. Y. Culyer Urgs New York Stat
Government to Adorn Highway.
A strong plea for the planting of
tnvs nloug the roads In which the
8tnt of New York has nil Interest was
made recently by Joniitlmii Y. Culyer,
civil engineer and landscape architect,
snjs the New York Trlbuue. He said
that he hud tried to Induce the state ad-
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imtiititrutinn to io
to do this, hut without
apparent success. He called attention
to the fact that throughout l J rent
ltrltaln, France. Cennaii.v and, to a
lessor decree. In other continental coun
tries the planting ami maintenance of
trees on the public road have loon a
long established mlley. Many com
munities In the United States, he said,
have recognized the value and utility
of such a practice.
"It wnuM ! lamentable indeed." Mr.
Caljer said, "wore It found frbflt trw
plaining on our ronds liuil Iwon mult-
ted for quasi economical reasons. The
re of iirm lilliu and olantlni: cua
aiM very IKtle to the cost
foot of the road. Soil, for lna:ioe, an
essential thing for the tree pits, lu
must caes Is to l-o found on the Hue '
of the work. The tlrst cost of the
tnvs and of planting them should 1k '
an almost Inappreciable Item. Indeed,
as 1 lue N-fore suggested, trees and
other useful egetatton may U and
loi.g since should have been culthatod
successfully through the aM'm y of,
out- forestry commission and the state
Imard of agriculture, nurseries Mug
establisheil In some one or more eligi
ble l.salltles of our public domain. It
amounts to a
public scandal that so
many men are employed on these state
properties whoso work could be made
mere ofl.s the In this way.
"As the result of an established pol
icy of roadside planting. Intelllgentlv
pursued. It will not 1 difficult to fore
cast, In hovful vision of the future,
our roads ml orue,l with tnvs of which
we have a rich variety the oak. the
maple, the elm. the plane, the linden,
the gum. the horse chestnut, etc., along
which the traveler would be guided
hospitably on hU Way."
the good road ifl
Encouragement Received In Penn
sylvania and Elsewhere.
APPROPRIATION OF $3,000,000.
Kayston Stat Highway to Be Im
proved During Next Two Year Why
French Method of Building Rosd
Should B Followed.
Agitated on ail sides, the good roads
movement is spreading throughout the
Cnlted States and it Is hoped that In a
short space of time will have reached
..h nmnnrtlnns that congress will
take a hand In tbe betterment of the
road conditions In this country. Al
ready many of the state legislatures In
the United States have appropriated
millions of dollars for the Improve
ment of the highways, the legislature
ef Pennsylvania recently setting apart
$3,000,000 for work along these lines
during the next two years.
While this amount Is not as large as
many of the good roads advocates bad
hoped to see appropriated for this pur
pose, most of those Interested are well
satisfied and feel that tbe work of bet
tering tbe highways of the Keystone
State has at last fairly started. Just
what disposition will be made of the
$3,000,000 for the next two years has
aT ..a" ". l
SAMPLE OF lTXa FIOXNCH BOAD.
not been settled, but It Is thought that
It will lie sicnt In bettering the roads
In counties which are at the present
time most backward In respect to Im
proved highways and which have not
had the money to compete with their
richer neighbors. I
With the work started In this direc
tion. It will not be long before the high
way from Philadelphia to Pittsburg
will become a reality, and with Its
completion tbe touring faculties In
Pennsylvania will be second to none In
the United States. - !
Americans . who have toured In
France return to the United States
with an entirely different Idea of road
conditions, for nowhere In the world
are the highways kept In better condi
tion nor the question of roads given so
much consideration as they are In tbe
European republic. Rosd builders
throughout the world can take lessons (
from the French. In that country
there are 27.000 mile of national
roads,' which are built by the govern
ment and maintained at the expense
of the government and In the words
of Mark Twain, "They look as If they
were Jack planed and sandpapered
Many of the most Important high
ways are lined with trees In order that
the rains muy not damage the roads.
'Ibe national roads In France are the
main roads connecting largo centers.
In addition to the national roads, they
have tlio roads built and maintained by
the commune, which Is tantamount to
our subdivision called a county.
At all seasons of the year the roads
present the same appearance, and the
Infinite care taken to keep them lu
first class condition Is the cause of the
desire of all visitors to Europe to spin
over the level stretches, which abound
In France, in their Mg motor cars.
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I nllke the method In the United
States, tlie roads nre maintained by
having a man take charge of a small
section. A workman of this class Is
called a cantonuier. He has a length
of from two to seven or elht kilo
meters given to him, and he takes en
tire charge of It, the length varying
according to Its character. If the road
Is flat he has a long piece; If moun
tainous and hard to maintain, he may
have only two kilometers. Ue keps
the dttrhes clear, the jrrwv nt, taw
trees trimmed, and wherever h frnrts
a depression or little hole In fh
be evens the ground with a ptrk. tie
i has a Minnlv .
, trie slue of the road and fills nr. the rut
witn tun and tramples It down, and
when he has finished with the defect
you cannot tell that there was ever a
Hy the use of this system It enn
readily be seen tlmt the road condi
tions of a couutry will Improve aud are
bound to, for much more attention la
shown than under that used lu this
There are many states In this coun
try that do ngt give the road question
much consideration, and It Is with
great difficulty that the hlchwara run
be negotiated with the automobile, but
with the national movement for good
roads dally paining In strength it will
be only a short time when these states
will act with the state automobile as
sociations In the Improvement of tha
Py keeping the highway) m hhrb
class condition It Is an Incentive for
tourlnc. and t'te revenues derived from
the tourists amount to thousands and
thousands of dollars l.i t:.,. ours,, of a
year. With t'v g-,. ; :, t,,
use of the motor cur In the t'tdrel
Grows without Irrigation. We save you 607 by deal
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Leading varieties of apple, 4 to 6 ft., 10c each. Cornice
Bosc and Bartlett pear $15 per hundred. Standard cher
ries 25 per 100. Standard peach, 1 year $16 per 100.
Seedling peaches, 4 to 6 ft., $25 per 1000. Twelve large, 4
year old flowering shrubs $1. Roses 20c each our eelection.
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States during the last year It Is neces
sary thut the highways be kept up to
the standard set by many of the states
and la this way facilitate Interstate
Suecetiful Cruasd For Trees.
From a recent number of Forest and
Irrigation we learn how much a coun
ty superintendent of schools who
thinks beyond the hackneyed routine
of his duties may accomplish, says Col
lier's Weekly. Mr. Kern began his
crusade of tree rlantlng la Winnebago
couuty, in., with the Idea of maV-!-
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the surroundings of the country school
house, which too often Is a bare plot,
shady and beautiful, as attractive la
Its associations to the primary pupil
as the campus to the college student
He has organized and lectured, with
'unumerable slides of fine old elms
anal oaks nnd young groves to hold the
nrrrntion of his hearers, until the popu
lar movement which he created ha
spread from the schoolyard to the road
side and from bis own to other coun
ties. :l: Courier office