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The imprisonment of u dowager
duchess of the realm In u common jail
la ao strange to the Englishman of
thin generation that people of high and
low degree are discussing it to-day
throughout (¡real Britain. The current
opinion seems to lie that she is paying
a rather aevere but just penalty for a bit
of willful defiance of authority, not un
natural in a woman of her iswition.
There is nothing in the circumstances
of her jail life to wear u|*on her. Her
“cell” is a large parlor. Two vans full
of the flnest furniture drove to the Jail
some hours before the prisoner arrived,
and a large force of men were at work
a day fitting up a room as the most
sumptuous lioudoir. Tapestries cover
Hie wall, thick rugs the floor, and the
principal furniture is biue plush. The
liest caterers of London supply every
thing that the ducal appetite craves.
All the prison rules will l>e relaxed and
the prisoner may receive her friends
and enjoy literature and other luxuries
without stint. Physicians, too, will be
in constant atteudmioe, and it would
not be surprising if she should lie able
to enjoy an occasional drive if ths doc
tors prescribe it and the prison man
agers are not afraid of too great a scan
During the recent elections English
women have been more actively engag
ed than ever in political work. They
have descended into the arena of prac
tical politics and are endeavoring to
sweep it olean with the brooms of their
intelligence. Whenever meetings have
been held they have appeared tqxm
platforms and taken part in tile speecli-
es, while in the clubs and in commit
tee rooms, in alleys and by-streets, or
over sparsely settled districts, they
have in al! sorts of weather, worked
with devoted zeal. They prepare can
vass books, organize ' meetings, raise
hinds for the conflict, help build club
houses for the men, provide them with
books and newspapers, canvass and
conduct voters to the polls, toil all day
and write far into the niglit for the
cause they love, and when it is over
parliament of men assemble at West
minster and enact laws which sex does
not prohibit a woman from obeying,
but prevents her formulating.
It is a great mistake in buying gloves
to flt tlie left hand, unless the woman
be left handed er imbidextrous. The
right hand is the larger, and if a com
fortable flt is desired tlie right glove
should lie tried on. Only Ignorant
women wear tight gloves. Aside from
comfort and suitableness, an easy fit
ting glove wears better than one that is
too small. Hands that come out .f
tight kid gloves usually stay red for
awhile, as the circulation is impaired
in the vise like covering. A fashiona
ble woman who, according to tier state
ment, suffered the greatest embarrass
ment from red hands at dinner parties,
consulted her physician. He advised
her to wear mittens to tlie dinner.
A Rochester woman lias just llnished
a dress made entirely of thread. The
dress is made of Glasgow twilled lace
Nos. 60, 70, 80, 00 and 100 lieing used,
ami with twosteef knitting needles,No.
19. The color of the material is cream
and the dress is made up over a delicate
shade of yellow silk. Tlie time occu
pied in knitting the dress was fifteen
months. It contains 12,000 yards, or
nearly seven miles of thread, some of it
lieing the very finest manufactured.
The pieces were so accurately made
that when the dress was put together
scissors were not used at all.
Another old-time fashion, whose re
vival seems to be imminent, is the
Elizabethan ruff'which, in the days of
good Queen Boss, was called besides,
the “stand ofl', young man." With
this will come, indeed has come, the
stomacher of jewels and long jeweled
chains falling over the bust. Necklaces
grow more elaborate and old-fasliioaed
rhaius with lockets are again revived,
which is a mercy, now that the fash
ionable liodice uncovers so much of the
average unloveliness of the feminine
neck and shoulders.
Just as soon as a woman neglects liet;-
•elf the world neglects .her. It takes
her at her own valuation. If she is
pretty and bright and cheerful and
sweet, if she looks well, dresses well,
and acts well, if she keeps up with the
procession, respects herself and pets
herself the world is interested and
gives her what she wants—homage ad
miration, devotion, love. It is neglect
that ages the average woman, not
time, and she has herself to blame for
The small lace mask veils have quite
gone out of fashion. A veil now must
entirely cover the chin, and is worn
much more loosely than has l<een the
custom for the past few years. Instead
of Atting smoothly over the face it is
gathered up in folds nt the side and
fastened at the back of the head. Tis
sue and grenadine veils will be much
worn this spring in colors to match the
The bint to take no trunks to the
fair is thrown ent to tlie advantage of
< bicago theatre goers, who desire to be
relieved from the sky-scraper Itonnet
The largest sheep ranch in the world
is In the counties of Dimmett and
Webb, Texas. It contains upward of
400,090 acres, and yearly pasture» from
1,000,090 to 1,1100,090 sheep.
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But he hQ<l said this many a time be
“My good man,” talking to the sol
dier, but without making any sound,
I "if you will go far enough from that
The folding bed bus been the subject
musket you’ll never get back to your
of many bad jokes and perhaps a few
good ones, hut it baa not been seriously
“Nonsense, Mark,” the sentinel seemed
looked upon as a danger to the lives of
to say to him; “a shot would arouse the
young children. Yet a ease occurred
whole picket post. Besides, if that s
York the other
your game, why don't yon riddle me
which might easily be rejieated, of a
with Jakey’s shotgun?”
Then the stillness was broken by tlie
child nine months old being smothered
of oars out on the river. How Mark
in a folding bed without the faintest
longed for the boat to come and take
appreciation on the part of the jierson
PASSINO A PICKET.
him from his terrible position! But who
who closed the lasl up that any child
ever was working those oars pulled on.
was there. The case is so ordinary and
unmindful of tlie man who so keenly
so commonplace that it is surprising to
envied the oarsmun's freedom. Tlie
the Evening Sun that similar accidents
sounds became fainter and fainter til!
Mark could hear them no more. He
do not occur every day. Mr. and Mrs.
sighed as if he had lost a dear friend.
McDonald live at 462 West Fifty-sec
“Jakey’s comfortable anyway,” he
ond street. Mr. McDonald is a con
said, looking down at the boy. He had
tractor's foreman. The couple have
dropped asleep, and Mark for the first
three children now and until yesterday
time in his life envied a human being
had four. Mrs. McDonald has had a
the protection of weakness. There was
cousin living with her for some time
innocent childhood, tihconscious of dan
ger, sleeping sweetly, the boyish face
past. Yesterday the nine-months old
lighted by tlie moon.
baby was fretful. Mrs. McDonald
At last Mark heard the relief coming.
rocked it te sleep and then placed it iu
The sentinel took liis gun and began to
another room, returning at once to her
pace his beat. Tlie usual form was pro
work iu the kitchen. As soon as Mrs.
ceeded with, and the relief marched to
McDonald returned to tlie kitchen Al
the sentinel up the river. Mark observed
ice went to make up the beds, as she
the man that had been left on post.
hud been in tho habit of doing. She
“I hope this fellow will be more in
clined to rest,” he mused.
saw nothing in Mrs. McDonald’s fold
But he was disappointed to see the
ing bed, and closed it without a
man begin to pace his beat energetical
thought. Half an hour afterward she
ly. He seemed to fear that if he did not
asked fer the baby and Mrs. McDon
keep moving he would get drowsy. A
He turned to look at the ecntlncl.
ald told her where she had put it.
Going down to the ferryboat they half hour passed with scarcely a rest,
There was a scream and an explana
then another half hour. It was tramp,
tion and the baby was found suffocat found a boat which had all it could do tramp in one direction, turn and tramp,
to carry the soldiers and citizens who
ed to death.
were crossing. Mark thought lie would tramp back again.
The clouds which continued to pass
Have all the experiences of the past try what assurance would do in getting
ages gone for naught in such matters'.’ across without a pass. Ho found tlie over the moon became heavier. If the
Cradles were invented to keep infants guard more watchful than lie expected. sentinel would only relax his vigilance,
“Can’t y’ pass me ’n my leetle brother, these periods of comparative darkness
out of the danger of being suffocated
would be favorable to flight. But if the
iu bed. Yet in the year 1891 fifty-six lieutenant?” he asked. "We be'n doen soldier was to keep a proper watch the
children perished in this way in New some traden in Chattanoogy nn<1 want clouds might die away. Then there was
ter git home. We be’n buyen some cal-
York city. Has tlie habit of using cra iker for the women folks.”
the morning to come. Mark began to
dles gone out of fashion, and is there
“Old Bragg himself couldn't go over lose that coolness which thus far had
characterized him. It was the waiting
any good medical reason for it? A without a pass,” responded tlie officer.
child’s cot or cradle, devoted always to
“Whar motiglit I git one?" asked that was wearing him out.
In perhaps an hour after tho sentinel
a certain use, acquires something of Mark.
came on picket he yawned. This was
“At headquarters, I reckon.”
the child’s atmosphere, and the most
first sign of hope for Mark. After
Mark turned away. He considered
callous woman will examine it with
the expediency of going to headquarters awhile he sat down on the log and
care in order to make sure that tlie
and asking for a pass, but regarded this yawned several times at intervals. He
baby is out of It. Cradles have two course fraught with too much risk. He got up and paced for awhile, but at last
very obvious advantages—they do not determined to make an attempt to get sat down again. This time he set longer
take up much room and they are not out of town and across the river by the and his chin sank on his breast. He
self-folding or self-winding or self-rock route over which lie had entered. He roused himself and sank away again.
He would not go to sleep comfortably
ing or any of the other automatic mon- knew the ground by this route, and that
in accordance with Mark’s muttered
strositities that the ingenious peddlers
prayer, but took short naps. Mark con
from Connecticut keep persuading the steal liis way beyond the picket he could sidered the feasibility of an attempt to
other inhabitants of the I'niteif States
Perhaps he might make his way down escape between these naps. Without
are the only things required to turn the river and across at Shell mound, or, Jakey he would do it: with Jakey it
life from misery to happiness, An ob still lower, to the moutli of Battle creek, was too hazardous.
At last the soldier slid down ou to the
jectionable feature of these folding beds held by the Union forces.
Mark skirted the town on the west, and ground, stretched out his legs and rest
comes out in this case iu the readiness
ed his back against the log.
witli which they can be slammed to then took a course directly south till he
Mark's heart went up into his throat
gether without proper airing and mak
with a sudden joy.
ing over. Tho old fashioned style of
As near as he could guess there re
to a rise in
the night before. Crawling
bed is perfectly ventilated by virtue of the ground and motioning Jakey to mained a quarter of an hour till the next
its construction. It will not look neat keep back, lie laid down on his stomach relief would come. He looked at the
moon, which was now shining with pro
unless properly made over, it is much to make a survey.
to lie feared Hint many of these labor
It was nearly dark. Silhouettes of voking brightness; he looked at the man
and space saving devices are as bad figures were passing betweensliim and a and tried to make sure that ho was
asleep. It was impossible to tell with
from a sanitary as they are from an :es- campfire beside the railroad track. Be any certainty.
tlietic point of view. The plain virtues
“I’ll risk it,” ho said.
tain stood out boldly against a streak of
of cleanliness and order are apt there
He took Jakey up in his arms very
twilight in the west. Between tlio track
fore to prefer the plain comforts of beds and the river was an open space, over carefully, hoping not to waken him, fix
that cannot lie made in an instant by which he must pass to get by the picket. ing the boy’s limp body in the hollow of
shutting them up.
The river bank would afford some pro his left arm. In the right hand he took
tection. Near where he was it was steep, the squirrel gun, cocked and capped,
Suicide as Influenced by Religion« Belief. and the current set directly against it, using the arm at the same time to hold
but lower down by the picket there ap the child.' When all was ready he rose
slowly and fixed his eyes on the soldier.
Suicide lias been very common among peared to be places where a man could
The man did not stir.
tho Chinese and Japanese,and us death walk under the low bluff.
Mark moved slowly forward, his eyes
The moon was about three-quarters
offers to the disciples of Buddha a
full, and the night was clear except for riveted on the sentinel. A few steps
change of being, and ns many of them clouds that would float lazily over convinced him that the man really slept
have heavy life burdens to bear, it is Lookout mountain and across the moon’s Mark turned his back on him and walked
not altogether strange, especially as the face, so that at times her light was part a dozen steps noiselessly, picking a place
Brahminieal religion so encouraged ly obscured. Mark thought of waiting to plant his foot at each step.
some forms of voluntary death, such as till she had set, but this would not be
Was it the soldier’s voice? Should ho
suttee and self-immolation before the till after daylight. He made up his turn and shoot him?
car of Juggernaut, as to breed an indif mind to make the attempt at once.
No, only an explosion of a burning
Calling Jakey he gave him an account
ference to tlie value of life, and an ex of what he intended to try for, and told brand in the campfire at the picket
travagant lieiief in the merits of tlie art him that if it should be necessary to run guard on the railroad track.
His heart, which had stood still, began
of sacrifice. But at present it is not under fire the boy was to lie down, and,
very common among the Hindus, who if necessary, give himself up, but on no thumping like a drumstick.
He turned to look at the sentinel. The.
are timid by nature,and|many of whom account to risk being shot. Jakey only
man sat there gazing straight at him; at I
hold very (lessimistic ideas as to the fu half promised, and Mark was obliged to
least so he appeared to Mark. The figure
ture state. Times there certainly have be satisfied with this. Then, waiting was as plain as day in the moonlight,
for a little while longer for tlie twilight
changed since; at the dentil of a Hindu
to entirely disappear and a cloud to ob ¡hough too far for Mark to see the eyes.
grandee in the reign of Emperor Je- scure the moon, he lay on the ground He cast a quick glance down into Jakey’s
hangir, fifty of his wives allowed them gathering his forces and getting his face. He, too, was sleeping ¡leacefully.
selves to bo burned on his funeral pyre. mind into that cool stato requisite for While these two were in slumberland
Self-murder is strongly forbidden in one who is about to make a very haz Mark felt 'himself suspended between
heaven and hell. And how still it was
tlie Koran, except when “the faithful” ardous attempt.
Presently the conditions were favora Even the hum of insects would have
give their lives away in a battle, and
been a relief.
when it is in defense of tlie faith, great ble, and he got up and led tlie way to the
All this occupied but a moment. Mark
river bank, which lie proposed to skirt.
is the glory and reward; but ordinary He left his bundle, but took Jakey’s gun, turned his back again and moved can
suicide is rare among tlie Mohamme loaded and capped, in liis hand. They tionsly forward.
dans. Tho Catholic Church condemns soon gained tlie point where they had
liis imagination had never served him
self-destruction, so that self destruction landed the niglit before—nearly opposite such tricks. Surely he heard the sol
is rare in strictly Catholic lands, like where Mark had seen the silhouettes on dier move. He was getting up on liis
the railroad. Treading as noiselessly as feet. His musket was leveled at an
Spain and Italy.
"aim.” A sharp sting under the shonl
The proportion of suicides is much possible, they passed along the river mar
gin under the overhanging bank till der blade, and a warm stream flowing
larger in Protestant countries, ami the they came to a placo where the bank down his side. Certainly lie had Ireen
bible contains no express malediction was low. Stooping, they proceeded for shot.
for him who unbidden throws away a short distance till they readied the
Nonsense! Away with such freaks of
the jewel of life, unless "Thou slialt not root of a tree that had been felled long fancy! Suddenly he trod on a rotten
kill” lie so accommodated in its mean before. Here they paused and listened. branch. It cracked with a sound which
Suddenly they heard what sounded seemed to him like the report of a pistol
ing as to include those who take their
Again he paused and turned He saw
own lives as well as tlieir neighbor’s. like a musket brought from a shoulder
down to the hollow of a hand, and a the sentinel motionless. He had slipped
In the great European cities suicido is voice:
farther down, and his hat had fallen
most common; and where the views of
farther over his forehead
“Who comes thar?"
the victims can be learned they are
“Corporal of the guard, witli relief.”
genetally found to be materialistic or
He moved backward, his eyes fixed on
"Advance, corporal, and give the coun
his sleeping enemy, occasionally turning
pessimistic, so that those that believe tersign.”
Then there was some muttering and to see where he stepped He was get
that death is a sure opiate for miseries
ting near to cover. In this way he
which they imagine unbearable will footsteps tramping away.
Mark peeped between the roots of the passed to within a few steps of conceal
follow the teachings of tlie ancient
■tump toward the point from which the ment. How he coveted the overhang-
stoics, who said that if life had become
sounds had come. He saw, not a hundred inf bank near to him. yet far enough to
mere misery and was without honor, it feet away, a man sitting on a log with be useless should the sentinel awake too
was liest for a man to avail himself of his musket resting against liis shoulder, soon!
the easy escape. Still even they must the butt on the ground. He was looking
This sound was real; it was a sneeze
have been confronted with the great listlessly up at the sky. Presently he
"Perhaps” tliat has found its complet took a clay pipe out of his pocket, which from the picket.
Mark knew that it was a signal of
es! expression in Hamlet’s soliloquy: he filled, and touching a match lighted it.
“He's the river picket." said Mark to awakening. He darted behind the bank
and so strong is the love of life, and so
and was out of sight.
indestructible the “hope that springs
He heard the sentinel get up shake
The sentinel sat smoking while M ■
immortal" In the soul of man tliat the meditated. His first thought was. V
himself, give a yawn, a grunt, as if
great majority will hear their burdens did I bring this boy? The situation
chilled, and begin to pace his beat.
to the end—although we shall from perilous enough without an enei. .
Mark moved away cautiously, a great
time to time becalled upon to pity the brance. The guard was facing the space flood of joy and thankfulness welling
men, who seemingly in tlie fullest pos over which they would have to pass to up through his whole nature.
session of every mental power, and ap rscape; there might be a slight chance going a sufficient distance to be out of
for life to make a dash were he alone, hearing, he awakened Jakey
parently conquered by a logic all too
“Jakey! Wake up!"
but with the boy it was not to be thought
clear, have deliberately renounced the of, and Mark was unwilling to leave
The boy opened his eyes.
gift of life to escape a doom of hopeless I ____
He looked back with a view to re-
"We're beyond the picket"
physical pain, or a burden or meriteditracing the route over which be had
“Whar's my gun?"
“Oh, blessed childhood.” thought
disgrace. True, a large proportion of come. He was horrified to see a sentinel
men who kill themselves have shown 1 P«C’n?» hundred yards above. He had Mark, “that in moments of peril can be
interested in such trifling things!'
signs of mental action; l>ut in recent i been placed there by the relief.
The only hope was to wait for the man
“I have your gun here in my hand
treatises on this subject written by men
nearest him to relax his watchfulness, It's safe. Stand on yonr legs, my boy
of wide experience in this class of cases and attempt to pass him. The sentinel We're going on.”
one says “oue-flftli,” the other “one- up the river was not to be feared except
Jakey stood on the ground and rub
third” only had sh own symptoms of by going back, for from the nature of . bed his eyes with his fists. Once awake
the ground the fugitives would be hid he was awake all over.
Tlie best defense against thia tempta den from him if they should go forward i They moved on down the river toward
Mark resolved to wait and watch.
the base of Lookout mountain, soon
tion is a Ann religious faith; for the
The minutes seemed hours, the hours i leaving the river margin and striking
man who looks upon thia life as n trial
days. The soldier still sat on the log. inland behind some rising ground. Find
and a discipline, whereby lie is to lie
though now and then he would get up. ing a convenient nook in a clump of
fitted for n higher and better future„will and leaving his musket leaning on it | bushes wherein to leave Jakey. Mark
certainly not wish to shorten the period saunter back and forth on his beat He | told him to lie down and stay there
of preparation. Religious faith is cer well knew there was no enemy to fear; while he reconnoitered to find a way to
get down the river and to cross it
tainly a safeguard of sanity, and m cer- his duty was little more than a form.
He began to hum a few strains of "The i Mark hunted nearly all night He
tainly a defense against the temptation
could find no practicable route. He did
to rush am-alled for and unprepared be 8uwanee River."
"Poor devil," said Mark to himself, not know bow to proceed around Look
fore the bar of final judgment.—.V. r.
"he, too, is thinking of home. What a out mountain, and could find no means
cursed thing war is! If ever 1 get out of of crossing the Tennessee near where he
this TH do no more such duty. Give me was. At last, looking down from a
an enemv face to face, bullets before me I knoll, he could see the margin of the
DANGER OF FOLDING BEDS.
nver at a place where tho bank concealed
the shore between the base of the bank
and the verge of the water. But what
he saw especially, and which gladdened
his heart, was a boat moored to the
shore and in it a pair of oars.
Going back to the place where he had
left Jakey he wakened him, and together
they returned to the knoll. The boat
was still where he had seen it Leading
the way Mark descended to tbo bank.
So intent was he upon seizing the boat
that he did not think to approach cau
tiously. He forgot that where there
was a boat with oars iu it the oarsman
would likely not be far away.
He jumped down to the Blanting
ground below and landed in the midst of
a party of Confederate soldiers.
"My hanchtkujfhe whined.
Never was there a more surprised
look on any man's face than on Mark's
at the moment he discovered the men
into whose midst he hod fallen. He
knew tho range of the Confederate
picket line, an<j was unable to under
stand how this party could be a part of
it. The men looked equally surprised
at his appearance. Indeed they seemed
more disconcerted at his sudden «oming
than he was at their being there. When
he made his leap among them they
were about to get into the boat, and one
of them held the painter in his hand.
Mark in a twinkling made up his mind
that they were not pleased at liis ap
pearance. He determined to play a bold
game. He had no defined plan when
he began to speak to them—it came to
him as he proceeded.
“What are you men doing here?" he
asked in a tone that none but a soldier
knows how to assume.
No one answered.
“What regiment do you belong to?”
“Is there a noncommissioned officer
There was so much of authority in
Mark’s tone that it compelled an answer,
and a respectful one.
“You men are away from your com
mands without permission. 1 can see
Tho men looked guilty, but said noth
“You evidently don't know me. I am
an officer of General Bragg's staff on an
important mission of secret service."
He waited a moment to discover the
effect of his words and then proceeded:
“It is a matter of the greatest moment
that I get across the river at once. I
want you men to pull me over and then
report^ immediately to your colonel.
Giye me your names.”
Without appearing to doubt for a mo
ment that he would be obeyed, lie called
on the men successively, and each man
responded with his name. There were
|ve men, and as each answered he
“Now what regiment do you belong
“Tlie----- th Tennessee.”
“The old story," said Mark severely.
"You men are doubtless from east Ten-
iiessee’ You are deserters, trying to get
back to where you came from.”
Mark had hit the nail on the head.
The men looked terror stricken. He
knew, when ho ordered them to pull
across tho river, that they would obey
him gladly. And if he should leave
them to report to their colonel, they
would attempt to make tlieir way north
“Get into the boat, every one of you."
Every man got into tlie boat, and one
of them took tho oars.
"Now if you will get mo over quickly
I’ll see what 1 can do for you with your
commanding officer when I return.”
Jakey was standing on the .bank with
his eyes wide open at this scene. Mark
had been a hero with him: now ho was
a little less than a god.
“Do you want to get across tlie river,
my little man?" asked Mark, as if he
had never seen the boy before.
"Does I want ter? Course I does.”
“Jump in then, quick. I’ve no time
Jakey came down and got in with the
"Give way,” cried Mark, and the boat
shot out from the shore.
Not a dozen strokes had been taken
before Mark, who was delighted at the
success of his assurance, saw a sight
that made his heart sink within him. A
boat shot around Moccasin point from
God in heaven! It was full of armed
As soon as they saw the skiff with
Mark and the deserters in it—for such
they were—they pulled straight for
them. In five minutes they were along
"I reckon you’re the men we're look
ing for,” said an officer seated in the
“Who are you looking for?” asked
Mark, with as much coolness as he could
knowledged that they were members of
the----- th Tennessee regiment, but stout
ly denied that they were deserters. They
were Union men, some of the northern
ers who had been impressed into the
Confederate service, or had enlisted for
the purpose of flying to the stars and.
stripes as soon as they could get near
enough to warrant an attempt. They
were seht to their regiment under guard.
As they were leaving one of them said
“I hope you’ll keep your promise.
Mark did not reply; he had cherished
a hope that they would be taken away
before anything would come out aa to
his assumption of authority.
’ «‘What promise?" asked the provost
“He's an officer on General Bragg’s
staff. You ought to know him, colonel.”
“The devil!" exclaimed the colonel.
“Oh, I saw the men were doing some
thing they were ashamed of, and I bluffed
’em to yow me across,” said Mark with
“Who are you?"
“I belong in east Tennessee.”
“You don’t belong to any such place.
You’re not southern born at all. You’re
a Yankee. 1 thought you were only
trying to get north with these men; now
I believe you are a spy."
“I’m a southern man, sarten,” said
Mark, with such coolness that the officer
was for a moment in doubt as to his sur
“Let me hear you say New York.”
"New YZ>rk,” repeated tlie colonel iron
ically. “If you were n southern wan
you’d say Niew Yawk. 1 shall have to
hold you for further information.”
"I would like to go to my home in.
Tennessee. I came here to buy a gun
for my brother. But if you won’t let
me I’ll have to stay with you, I sup
pose. Only I hope you won't separate
us. Jakey’s very young, and I don’t
want to turn him adrift alone in a
“I shall have to hold you till 1 can re
port the case to headquarters,” said the
officer, and Mark and Jakey were led
away to a room in the house occupied
by the provost marshal for prisoners
temporarily passing through his hands.
The reply that came to the announce
ment of the capture of the citizen and
the boy was to hold them under vigilant
guard. It was reported that Mark had
been personating an officer of tlie staff,
and this looked very suspicions; indeed
quite enough so to warrant their trying
him for a spy by drumhead court mar
tial and executing him the next morning.
Mark was searched and everything of
value taken from him. They went
through Jakey’s pockets and felt of the
lining of his coat, but as he was u child
the search was not very thorough, or
they would have found the bills in liis
boot. They took liis gun, but by this
time Jakey realized that there was some
thing more momentous than a squirrel
gun at stake, and parted with it without
showing any great reluctance. He real
ized that Mark, for whom he had by
this time conceived a regard little short
of idolatry, was in danger, and tlie boy
for the first time began to feel that his
friend could not accomplish everything.
Jakey stood looking on stolidly as Mark
was searched till he saw a soldier take
Souri's red silk handkerchief. He had
produced the impression on the searchers
he had at first produced upon Mark—that
he was stupid beyond his years. As the
mail grasped the handkerchief and was
about to put it in his pocket Jakey set
up a howl.
“What’s the matter, sonny?” asked one
of the soldiers.
“My hanchikuff.” he whined.
“Is it yours?”
“Give the boy his wipe,” said the man
to tho would be appropriator. "Don’t
rob a child."
So Jakey preserved his handkerchief.
Then they were marched away to
gether to a small building used for a ne
gro jail. It was two stories high, though
the lower story had no windows. The
upper part was reached by a long flight
of steps outside the building. The lower
part was a dungeon, and though used to
confine negroes there had been a num
ber of east Tennesseeans imprisoned
there. The place was kept by an old
man and his wife named Triggs. Mark
was put into a room in the upper story.
A guard was stationed at the door, and
the only window was barred. Had Mark
been arrested with definite proof that lie
was a spy, he would doubtless have been
put in the dungeon.
As it was, lie was only guarded with
ordinary caution. This, however, seemed
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Jakey was put into a room by himself,
but he was not required to stay the‘'*-
He was suffered to go and come at wUl,
excep“batthe guard at th. gate was
ordered not to let him leave the jard.
He asked the jailer’s wife to permit him
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in and out at will. * . . •.
“Welti Jakey,” said Mark, when they
were together in their new quarters,
“this looks pretty blue.”
“Beckon it does.”
“You’d better not stay here. Go out
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“That's only a shotgun, captain,” said
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