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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH.
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PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1889.
MAKING THEIR IRK
Men Who Find a Fascination in
Shooting at Targets,
UNCLE SAM PAYS THE BILL
'Description of the Rifle Ganges in and
A THOEOUGHLT DEMOCRATIC SPORT.
Busses 'of the Fourteenth nnd Eighteenth
Reaimenls Tryingto Hitlhe Bull's-eye
A Contortion Act The Marker's Retreat
An Opportunity to Protest by Tele
phone Measuring the Wind Lonc
Ransje Shoollnc Rules Pennsylvania's
Sharpshooters Piltsbure' Crack Shots
Musicians Who Can Handle a Rifle
The Local Rifle Clubs A Subterranean
rwETTTKN FOB THE DISP1TC1I.1
&M AEGET shooting has a
' &fKli mVyJ. 7Ttni faeinifirtn far Kntli
men and boys, especially
en Uncle Sam pays
: powder hill. And as
it benignant old auto
it has very recently in
dicated his anxiety to
pay for powder for the benefit oi the mem
bers of the National Guard in order that
their marksmanship may be brought up to a
sharpsbooting pitch, it is small cause for
wonder that the duty becomes a pleasure.
The recent promulgation that in order to
either join or remain in the National Guard
of Pennsylvania, a standard ot qualified
marksmen must be set up, has caused the
erection of rifle ranges by each regiment,
and the devotion of certain hours daily or
weekly by both officers and privates to the
EIGHTEEXTH EEGrUEXT EIFLE
agreeable task of peppering violently a steel
It becomes apparent, thereby, that all
men are not born marksmen. Some of the
boys bang away hopefully, but score bull's
eyes more by accident than design. Others
seem to have just the requisite nerve and
accuracy of eye, and hit the bnll's-eye with
out trouble." But the practice is pretty
rigorous, for the gun "kicks" just enough
to make itself felt on a man's shoulder, and
it isn't every fellow who can lie down on
the ground and twist himself into extraor
dinary attitndes for long range shooting.
There's a sort of abandon abont it which
don't comport with a scrupulous regard lor
elegancies ot personal adornment.
A DEMOCBATIC SPOBT.
But target shootinc is thoroughly Demo
cratic. The millionaire officer and the hard
working private are exactly on the same
level when prone upon the grass with eyes
a-squint along a gunbarrel, ana a crowd
of bystanders ready to decide a bad shot or
applaud a good one. There are two 17. 6.
P. rifle ranges near Pittsburg, and any
sunny day a crowd of ambitious workmen
can be seen engrossed eagerly in the pursuit
of the fleeting and elusive bnll's-eye.
The Fourteenth Begiment has a very fine
and complete range at Saltsbnrg, on the
Baltimore and Ohio Bailroad. The range
of the Eighteenth Eegiment is at High
Bridge, Castle Shanon Railroad. A short
description of a rifle range will prove
of interest The range must be
on comparatively level ground, in order
that the bullet will not have to travel up or
down when speeding toward the target The
place where the marksman stretches himself
with his gun trained upon the target, is
nothing more or less than a common, very
common shanty. At a distance of 500 yards
the usual shooting space for military prac
tice is a target about a foot and a half in
diameter, painted a clear white, with sundry
rings of decreasing -size upon its surface.
The center circle is about two inches in di
ameter and constitutes the bull's-eye. In
shooting galleries a gong is struck -when the
bull's-eye receives the blow of the bullet In
a rifle range there is no such arrangement
Firing at 500 Yards.
for obvious reasons. The target is of steel
and of sufficient thickness to withstand the
blow of a bullet at any range. Below the
target and the post which holds it erect
is a"pit ot about six feet in depth and cor
respondinglv sizable i which the marker
lurks. Jt may not be brave for the marker
toimake use of every possible device to se
cure Mr personal immunity from the fugi
tive bnllets, but it is eminently safe. Over
his-iead is a door of plate glass so arranged,
the "pit beine on both sides of the target, that
the marker is able to see the exact spot on
the target that the bullet hits. Then the
marker raises his protecting shield of glass
and elevates one of a set of brilliantly
colored discs to the rtoinl upon the target
hit by the bullet Then the recorder who J
remains by the marksman jots the shot
down, and so the shooting goes on. The
system of marking is So nicely adjusted that
while the marksman is slipping in a fresh
cartridge and getting his eye trained anew on
the target, the result o'f the shot has been
recorded and the marker is safe in his little
TELEPHONES AND WIND CLOCKS.
At the Fourteenth Regiment range there
is a telephone between the range pit and the
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Scoring by Teleph one.
shootinc shanty. The use that it is put to
is to settle disputesover shots. If thesignaled
result of tbe shot is not understood or the
marksman ieels sure that he hit a bull's-eye
instead of a ring, he can call up the marker
and wrangle with him to their heart's con
tent The Eighteenth Sediment has not got
its telephone connection established vet.
Another feature of the Fourteenth's range
is the wind clock. This is an apparatus
with a large dial upon which is recorded the
direction and speed of the wind. This en
ables the marksman to make proper allow
ance for the wind in sighting for the target,
and is thought to be an admirable aid to
The rules under which long-range shoot
ing is done are very complicated. Eeduced
to a fevr words, the general style is Creed
more; the specific rules are that in 500-yard
shooting the marksmen must have his face
to the target and have no artificial rest; in
600 yard shooting, the marksman can have
his feet toward the target and use the gum
sling to steady the barrel. The sling is a
variety of harness which can be braced to
the legs or the shoulder in such a manner as
to minimize the recoil of the weapon, as
well as steady the attitude of the marksman,
always more or less tense and strained. In
220-yard shooting, the marksman must stand
erect,face toward the target.bnt may use the
short-arm or long-arm rest, and may throw
one leg forward to anticipate the recoil, if he
so chooses. At short ranee, 200 or 100 yards,
BAXGE AT HIGH BRIDGE.
the marksman makes but slight allowance
for wind unless it be unusually strong.
It has been proven to everybody's "satis
faction that Pennsylvania's regimental
marksmen can beat the world. A picked
team of Pennsylvania shooters honestly de
feated the .Massachusetts team at the recent
match between Pennsylvania, New York
and Massachusetts, but the referee was a
New York man, who tried a gum game on
tbe contestants, and by a technical ruling
kept Pennsylvania out of her quota of shots.
The popular weapon is the "Springfield
45," with which the "United States army and
the State militia are universally armed, and
which is conceded to be far ahead of the
crack British rifle, "the Martin-Henry," as
the Britishers discovered to their sorrow in
the recent international match.
PITTSBUBG'S CBACE SHOTS.
It may be said in regard to Pennsylvania
troops that they are rapidly becoming quali
fied marksmen. The Thirteenth Begiment,
-In the Maria's Pit.
of Scranton, leads the list, the Fourteenth
Begiment has 350 qualified men, and the
Eighteenth Begiment has 250,bnt is makine
every effort to increase the quota demanded
Pittsburg embraces some brilliant marks
men in her two regiments. Captain Coon,
of Company I, Eighteenth Begiment, while
at private practice a week ago made 17 con
secutive bull's-eyes, a very neat record in
general estimation. lAt the State tourna
ment last August at Mt. Gretna the Cole
man range, esteemed to be the most perfectly
appointed in the State and perhaps in this
country the Thirteenth's team came first,
the Fourteenth Begiment team eleventh
and tbe Eighteenth Begiment team seventh.
The crack shots of the Eighteenth Begiment
are A. L. Pearson, Jr., Captain O. C. Coon,
Sergeant Boss snd Lieutenant Lower. The
crack shots of tbe Fourteenth Begiment are
Lieutenant "William Brown, Lieutenant
Robert Patterson, Adjutant Eobb and
Within the time since the breaking up of
camp, the members of the Great "Western
Band who are regularly enlisted, have be
come qualified marksmen and are doing
buujc fjueuuuxcum auuuung.
Outside of N. G. P. circles, there are some
very promising marksmen. The Pittsburg
Bifle Club has an excellent 200-vard range
at High Bridge, not far from the range of
the Eighteenth, and several of the members
can do some very neat shootincr at a ninrn
"When tbe Eighteenth Begiment completes
its 1,000-yard range, as contemplated in the
near future, there will be a great chance for
the fellows with double-million long-range
optics. The Herron Hill Gun Clnb main
tains an excellent 200-yard range, and oc
casionally there are some very good records
made by the members.
By" far the oddest range in or near Pitts
burg is the 40-yard range in the basement
of the Pittsburg Gas Company's building,
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at which the gas company employes, who
are all mild enthusiasts, practice with con
Eiderableassidnity. It is believed to be the
only underground rifle range in existence.
A JAPANESE TATTOOER.
His Professional Talents Bring Htm an In
come orS6,000 a Year.
A Japanese tattooer of great skill and
reputation has just opened a studio in Hong
Kong. He receives visitors in a small office
full of fans, screens, topsy-turvy pictures and
sharp corners. On a big table in the middle
of the room are pattern books. The visitor
tells whether he wishes a humorous,
pathetic, sentimental or religious emblem
tattooed on his person, and, according to his
answer, receives a volume of humorous,
pathetic, sentimental or religious designs
Most persons choose none of these designs
because they are too expensive. The tat
tooing with representations of animals is the
cheapest and most popular. A butterfly
costs bat $1, three butterflies, 52 60, five
butterflies, $4. A dragon, the most expen
sive animal, 525.
After the customer has chosen his design,
the tattooer leads him into an operating
room, over the door of which hangs the
notice: "I never work while I am drunk."
The customer lies on a couch and bares the
limb on which the design is to be done. The
operator then pricks in the skin with fine
needles the lines of the animal or scene or
dered. He applies a little colored powder
and a pinch of vaseline to the spot he has
pricked, and the job is done.
He can prick three butterflies in about 45
minutes. The execution of a bie dragon.
however, occupies five hours. A day or two
alter the operation the skin about and above
the design comes off, and all tbe lines be
come clear." The masterpiece of the Japan
ese tattooer is the representation of a little
fan covered with human figures. This bit
of tattooing adorns the forearm of a young
English woman in Hong Kong. The opera
tor himself hasn't an unadorned square inch
of skin on his body. Snakes, birds, cattle,
women, picnics, dinner parties and steam
ships iu wild hodge-podge cover his back,
chest, legs and arms. His income from his
business is about 56,000 a year.
20,000 EARNED IN A TEAR.
Two Colored Jockeys Earn a Small Fortune
Daring the Racing Season.
New York Sun.1
Lots of the jockeys are getting talked
about just now. "Whetherit is because they
are losing their discretion as the season
wanes, or whether it is because they have
got tired of the incessant criticisms of their
riding, is questionable, but it is certain that
stories are being circulated about them
which do not redound to their credit This
is particularly the case with the two cracfc
colored jockeys, Isaac Murphy and Hamil
ton. There are no smarter boys in the coun
try than these two, and both of them seem
to understand a horse from his hoofa up.
Theyhavedone notable work this season,
Hamilton in particular, and probably they
will clear 520,000 apiece from their riding
at the close of the racing vear. How much
they made or lost in backing their mounts
is another matter. Both of them are spend
ing their money as fast as they get it and
living in a way that good jockeys should
It is a pity, because the majority of the
jockeys of this country are loose riders, and
when the cracks among them run queer it
has a bad effect upon the younger boys.
Garrison, who is in the judgment of most
racing men the cleverest of all the jockeys,
seems to have a temper of his own, among
other things, which defies restralut Per
haps a few salutory lessons from the racing
associations would pull the youngsters
around into shape. It is a pity to have
them -running so wild. The carelessness,
indifference and ignorance of the jockeys
have a good deal to do with the in and ont
running of the horses about which the
public complains so strenuously.
THE PUMPEIN WAS LOADED.
The DeceptWe Prize Beauty Exhibited at a
Cnteness is not confined to New England.
An enterprising farmer from Yolo county
was recently awarded a first premium for
the heaviest pumpkin on exhibition at the
California State Fair at Sacramento. It
was a beauty and tipped the beam at 165
pounds. But sad to relate the Yolo pump
kin was "primed," as was subsequently dis
covered by an accident, as upon it being
purchased by a Sacramento editor, who Be
came enamored with it and was having it
placed in a wagon to take it home, it fell
and was broken in pieces, and 40 pounds of
birdshot rolled out of the center.
It was a clear case of deception on the
part of some Yolo granger, who palmed the
pumpkin off on the innocent and confiding
newspaper man, making him believe the
tule swamps of Yolo could beat the aurifer
ous hills of Nevada on vegetables.
NOT FORESEEN BI WEBSTER,
Territories He Didn't Want In tho Union
Nott Prosperous States.
Troy Times. 1
It was Daniel Webster who objected to
the organization of a Territorial Govern
ment for Oregon, because it was "so far off
that it conld never be governed by the
United States," and that a delegate
to CongreBS from there "could not reach
Washington until a year after the expira
tion of his term."
What would the unprophetic Daniel say
now if he could haye witnessed the election
in the Northwest October 1, as one of the
preliminary steps for four Territories to
come into tbe circle of the States? The giants
of a generation or two ago evidently had
little idea what a development awaited the
Tribulations of an Editor.
A man never exhibits his inferiority to
the fair sex so emphatically as when he
undertakes to build the kitchen fire. He
strews the floor with coal ashes, shavings
and stove-blacking, permeates the atmos
phere with profanity and makes a mess of
everything generally, without producing a
fire lervent enongh to boil a pint of water.
A Sure Indication.
Foreman of the Sliced Canon JDealh-Grip
We're jest quarter of a stick short on th'
last column. Got any more copy 7
Editor No; but run in an obituary on
Foreman Why, he ain't dead!
Editor Nevermind; he will be. J just
saw him going into tbe Moulting Eagle
saloon with his trousers outside his boots.
They can't stand dudes over there. Judge.
THE HAUNTED WING.
Ballycarney Castle and Its Aristo
cratic Ghostly Visitors.
A KIGHT Iff THE BLOODY CHAMBER.
Sir Reginald and Lady Isabel So the
Apparition Act and
THEI DON'T GO HOME TILL MORNING
rWBlTTKJT TOO TUX DISPATCH.
Y name is G. W. Carney.
Formerly I was a pork
butcher in Cincinnati, but
the opportune death of my
fifteenth cousin made me
"TheO'Camey of Bally
carney," heir to a large
estate and a small fortune
in Ireland. To be the owner of a castle
even a ruinous one is to be an aristocrat.
Aristocracy is vastly superior to pig
killing. Consequently I made an upward
leap in life when I became master ot that
tumble-down mansion, yclept Ballycarney
Castle, aud the extensive acreage of really
pictnresque, but totally unprofitable, bog
whinh snrrnnnds that fortress on everr fide.
The 6'Carney's are an old stock in Ireland.
Their origin is lost in the mists of autiquity ;
and there is a tradition that the O'Caruey
who lived in the time of the deluge refused
to sail in the same ark with Noah, and built
a private yacht of his own.
The squire who preceded me, had about
enough income to keep up a quarter of his
mansion, and let the rest go to rack. So
When I came to the castle there was only
one wing habitable. Being a bachelor,!
ftnpceeded in makmcr mvself comfortable iu
this small space. There was a crowd of
servants attached to the place, and when I
set about reformation, and dismissed half of
them they one and all refused to depart
PBEPABE TO TBEMBLE.
I have said that one wing of the castle
alone was inhabited. In this I was mis
taken, because the west wing and the great
keep were also dwelt in but dwelt in by
other than mortal folk. In plain words
they were haunted. One day I was struck
with the glorious view from a window in
tne west wing. I told Mrs. Muldownerto
make the apartment habitable, as I wished
to sleep there in tuture.
"What," she cried, "sleep in that room!
Why, that's where your great-great grand
father's grandfather was murdered by King
"William's soldiers. His ghost walks there
every night That window, too! Sakes alive!
Don't you know that's the window that Lady
Isabel "taps at from midnight till morning?
Her husband. Sir Ralph, put her out in the
snow one cold winter night, and she tapped
at the window till the sun rose. Then she
fell down in tbe snow an' froze'fo death. So
her sperret taps, an' taps an' taps "
"That'll do," I said. "If she taps at my
windows I'll fix a galvanic battery under the
sill. As for the other party who walks the
room, just strew a few tacks'on the carpet,
and let bim try walking on them."
Mrs. M. was too horrified to answer. She
passed from the room in a dazed sort of way,
and I heard her muttering: "Well, let him
have his willful way. We'll see how long
he sleeps in the bloody chamber."
The bloody chamber was ready in a few
days, and I moved into it bag and baggage.
The form Wat Emerging From the a loom.
The old wainscotted walls had been rubbed
and dusted. A bright fire crackled in the
big, broad fireplace, for it was midwinter,
and the air without had the breath of Jack
Frost in it There was an easy chair of the
late squire's father's time drawn up in front
of the blaze, and on a table reposed a lamp,
a decanter, glasses, and my pet rhymster
Austin Dobson. Evening was closing in
around my stronghold, so I lit my lamp,
and had a quiet read. About 9 o'clock Mrs.
Muldowney sent one of the maids upstairs
with the 'tea-tray. The girl opened the
door a little bit, and laid the tray on the
floor just inside it Not even my sternest
threats would induce her to come
any farther than the door, and
she skurried down stairs like
aingnienea raDDit. soinaa to pick up
my tray myself, and after a quiet cup of
tea j. seiuea aown to reaa tne input away.
Ten o'clock chimed from the stable clock
a conception of the late 'Squire, who made
his stable his temple of worship. But I was
deep in Dobson. What I admire in friend
Austin is his delicious word-painting. He
is shallow, it is true, but then you read him,
while you study Milton. The clock struck
11, 1 suppose, at the correct time, but I did
not hear it, and it was a surprise when I
heard 12 clanged out over the moorland, just
ns I got to the end ot the little volume. It
was the midnight hour.
I laughed but (tell it not in Gath!) my
laugh had a ring of awkwardness about it
In spite of myself I was getting a little bit
afraid, so I laughed again to reassure myself.
But this laugh was worse than the former
one it was the very ghost of a cacbination.
To my horror it was distinctly echoed from
a distant corner of the room.
"Ha! ha! ha!" cried a sepulchral voice
not unlike my own. "Te-he-he! Ha-ha-hal"
"Up I sprang, and Austin Dobson fell
among the cinders. I turned quickly
round my hair standing on end my eyes
madly staring. I looked toward that
distant corner, and in the half light I saw
something more. My heart gave a great
throb and then stood still, only to beat with
awful rapidity against my side.
The form was emerging from the gloom
it was approaching in my direction; and it
laughed aeain, this time with more real
mirth. "Ha! Ha! "Ha! Haw! Haw!
Hawl" laughed the ghost, for such it was;
and then in the full light,! saw the ap
parition of a stout corpulent gentleman, in
yellow kneebreechei. and a red coat a gen
tleman evidently arrayed in the costume of
"King Billy's day, from the heavy periwig,
and the three-cornered hat he wore.
Had the ghost been a hideous thing in a
white sheet I should have fainted &way.
But this jolly old gentleman reassured
me, and I positively laughed again.
By this time the ghost frowned porten
tously. "Mortal," he said "what dost thou
"This is my house," said I "and I have
a perfect right to be here."
"Thou art then Tny degenerate descend
ed," said the ghost. "I am the spirit 'of
By this time my courage had completely
returned and I was inclined to be saucy.
"Is that so?" I said: "pray take a chair
The ghost stamped its shadowy foot, but
didn't make the slightest noise.
"Begone!" it cried. ".Base creature get
"Get out yourself," I said, sitting down
in the easy chair and filling a glass of
Here was impertinence! My ancestor's
spirit was positively dumfounded.
"Good gracious," it exclaimed; "you
don't appear in the least frightened. What's
to be done? I must frighten you somehow."
"I don't see the neeessity,"said L "Have
a glass of sherry."
The ghost looked wistfully at the decanter.
"Can't do it," it replied. "You see, the
sherry is material'aud I'ui immaterial we
are not permitted to mix."
'Sit down then," said I.
THIS WILL SUBELY SOABE TOT.
. "Well," he said. "I'll sit down. But it
is terribly unorthodox for a ghost to hobnob
with a mortal. It is strange you are not
frightened. Don't you think you could
manage to get up a little tremor. If I don't
succeed in frightening you I shall be de
barred from haunting this room any longer."
"I see," replied I; "if you can't frighten
me your name is Dennis."
"No," answered the spirit, "my name is
Eeginald Sir Reginald O'Carney."
"Well, Sir Reginald," I observed, "I'h
candidlyadmit that when you first appeared
I was a little frightened. Your laugh, too,
The ex-knight smiled and seemed much
relieved. "Then I am all right," he said.
"Yes, that laugh of mine is considered very
"It is decidedly grewsome," I replied.
The ghost Bat down and there was a mo
mentary pause. Just then I became con
scions of a light tapping at the window, and
again I was a little
frightened. The ghost
heard it, too, for he
said: "There's Lady
Isabel out in the cold.
Server her right, the
This was Lady Isa
bel, whom cruel Sir
otaipn ejected so uncer- j invited Her In.
emoniously hundreds of years ago.
"Let us ask her in." I said. "Oh! tush,
fudge," he replied; "she was a flirting
minx. We don't want her herel" The
idea of a flirting ghost quite tickled my
fancy. I rose and went to the window. The
tapping was continued, so I flung back the
shutters and gazed out. I could at first see
nothing but the reflection of thcroom upon
the window- class, and I noticecLthat the
reflection of tbe decanter was pouring out.
vue reuection 01 a glass oi snerry tonne
image of Sir Reginald. The ex-knight was
going to make the experiment of mixing the
material with the immaterial.
I raised the window, and then I beheld
the Lady Isabella. She was sitting upon the
window sill a wondrously attractive little
apparition and was tapping at the pane
with all her might
"Ahem!" observed I; whereupon she
started and turned round.
"How do you do, Lady Isabel?" I said
bowing politely. "Won't you step in?"
"Sir Knight," replied tl e fair ghost in
musical accents, "I am beholden to thee,
but my duty compels me to stay without
Moreover, the interior of this room be
longed to Sir Reginald."
At this moment the ghost of Sir R. glided
up behind, and I felt his cold breath on my
cheek. It smelt slightly of sherry.
OW TOTT MAT SMILE.
"Come in Bella, my dear," said the old
Knight. "Come in, you dear chuck of a
sweet little ancestress."
"Bah! thou vile tub," replied Isabel; "I
will go in, but not to thee. With this hand
some knight here shall I go."
I bowed, blushed and assisted her in. In
two minutes we were sitting, all three;
around the fire.
It were useless to recount the merry time
I spent with those charming ghosts. Sir
Reginald told a good many jovial stories,
and his curious phraseology reminded me of
Pepys, to Whom his person bore a great like
ness Lady Isabella, too, was delightful;,
and when Sir Reginald having drunk half
the deoanter and consumed a flask full of
Schiedam fell asleep on the lounge, I had
a sly flirtation with the bewitching little
I had just begun to tell her how I loved
her my arm had made its tenth attempt to
get round her waist, but had slipped through
owing to the unsubstantial nature of her
person when the chanticleer in the adjoin
ing farmyard (1 had him killed and roasted
next day) gave vent to a loud, defiant
In a second Sir Beginald awoke, and both
ghosts leaped to their feet "Goodby! good
by!" they cried in concert; " 'tis cock-crow,
and we must depart." In another mo
ment they had vanished.
I never saw those ghosts again, though I
waited up night alter night for the purpose
of meeting them. Mrs. Muldowney "et hoc
jenns omne" firmly believed my story so far
as the ghosts went, but declined to credit
the fact tbat they had failed to frighten me.
Skeptic friends, to whom I related the Btory,
had the cool impudence to suggest that I
dreamed the whole thing. "But," I asked
Iliad Just Megun-to Tell Her Bate Muck 1 Loved
them, "how do you explain 'the emptied
flask of Schiedam. and the finished decan
ter?" "Why,-you finished themyourself," these
scoffers impertinently observed, "so you got
tipsy, and your weU-KUown imagination
did the rest' ,7
After wh ich the reader will not wonder at
my losing my tern;
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A STORY OF.
IBy G-eoz?g ZE3T3e3?s3
Author of "UARDA," "SERAPIS," Etc.
tain of the bow
men, had by this
time joined com
pany with the prophet. He was indeed in
his confidence, for the warrior likewise was
one of the men of high rank who had con
spired to overthrow the reigning Pharaoh.
As they approached the ruined dwelling
of Nun the priest pointed to the heap of
destruction and said: "The man to whom
this once belonged is the only Hebrew I
fain would spare. He was a man of worth,
and his son Joshua "
"He will be true to ns." idierrupled th.e
captain. 'Tew better men serve iu the
ranks of Pharaoh's armies, and," he added
in a lower voice, "I count on him in the day
"Of that we will speak before fewer wit
nesses," replied the other. "But I owe him
a special debt ot gratitude. During the
Libyan war you know of it I was be
trayed into the hand of the enemy, and
Joshua, with his handful of men, cut me a
way of escape irom the wild robbers."
Then, dropping his voice, he went on in his
didactic manner, as though he were making
excuse for the mischief before them. "Such
is life here belowl Wheu a whole race of
men incurs punishment the evil falls on
the guiltless with the guilty. Not even the
gods can in such a case divide the individual
from the mob; the visitation, falls even on
the innocent beasts. Look at that flock of
pigeons hovering over the ruins; they seek
the dovecote in vain. And that cat with
her kittens! Go, Bekie, and rescue them; it
is our duty to preserve the sacred animals '
from starving to death."
And this man, who had contemplated the
destruction of so many of his fellow creatures
with barbarous joy, took the kindly care of
tbe unreasoning brutes so much to heart that
he made the bearers stop, and looked on
while his servants caught the cats. But this
was not so quickly done as he had honed, for
the mother fled into the nearest cellar open-
ing and the gap was so narrow as to prevent
the men Irom lollowmg her. However, tne
youngest of them all, a slim Nubian, under
took to brine her out: but he hardly looked
down into the opening when he started back j
and cried to his lord:
"A human being is lying there, and seems
to be yet alive. Yes, he beckons with his
hand. It is a boy or a yonth, and certainly
not a slave. His hair is long and curly, and
on his arm for a sunbeam falls straight in
I can see a broad gold band."
"One of the family of Nun, perhaps, who
has been forgotten," said the warrior, and
Baie eagerly added: "It is the guidance of
the gods! The sacred beasts have led me to
the spot where I may do a service to the
man to whom l owe so mucn. ory ana
make your wav in, Bekie, and fetch the
The Nubian, meanwhile, had moved away
a stone, which, in its fall, had partly closed
the entrance, and in a short while he held
up to his comrades a motionless young form,
which thev lifted out into the open air and
carried to a well. There they soon brought
bim back to life with the cool water.
As he recovered consciousness he rubbed
hit eyes, looked about him iu bewilderment
as though he knew not where he was, and
then his head fell on his breast as if over
come by grief and horror, and it could be
seen that at the back of his head the hair
was matted with dark patches of dried
By the prophet's care the wound, which
was deep, from a stone which had fallen on
the lad, was washed at the well; and when
it was bound up he bid him get into his own
litter, which was screened from the sun.
The youth had arrived before sunrise,
after a "lone walk by night from Pithdm,
called by the Hebrews Succoth, to bring a
message to his grandather, Nun, but find
ing the place deserted he had lam down in
one of the empty rooms to rest awhile.
Awaking at the uproar of the infuriated
Egyptians, and hearing the curses on his
race, which rang out on every side, he had
fled to the cellar, and the falling roof, al
though he had been hurt, had proved his
salvation, for the clouds of dust which had
hidden everything as it crashed down, had
concealed him from the sight of the plun
derers. The priest gazed at bim attentively, and 1
though the youth was, unwashed aad pate,
filial mm -B&Msm wltb
RklfB T4MiiPl head
wlYmffiEfflm, chapter m.
Sill HSSSFSMH ilrlll-
a blood-stained bandage round his
he could see that the being he bad re
stored to life was a handsome, well-grown
lad, on the verge of manhood. Full of
eager sympathy, he ..mollified the stern
gravity of his eye, and questioned him
Kindly as to whence he came and what bad
brought him to Tanis, for it was impossible
to tell from the youth's features even of
what nation he might be. He might easily
have passed himself off as an Egyptian, but
he quite frankly owned that he was the
grandson of Nun. He was IB years of age,
his name was Ephraim, like His ancestor,
the son of Joseph, and he had come to see
his grandfather. And he spoke with an ac
cent of steadfast self-respect and joy in his
When asked whether he had been the
bearer of a message he did not forthwith re
ply, but after collecting his thoughts he
looked fearlessly into the prophet's face and
"Be you who you may.T have been taught
to speak the truth. You shall know; then,
thatXhave another kinsman dwelling in
Tanis Joshua, tbe son of Nun, who is a
captain in Pharaoh's army, and I have a
message for him."
"And you shall know," replied the priest,
"that it was for the-saKe ot that very Joshua
that I lingered here and bid my servants
rescue yon alive from that mined house. I
owe him thanks, and although the greater
number of your natiea have done deeds
worthy of the heaviest punishment, yet for
his noble sake you shall dwell among us
free and unharmed."
On this the boy looked up at the priest
with a flash of eager pride; but before he
could speafc Bale went on with encouraging
"I read in your eyes, my boy, if I am not
mistaken, that you are come to seek service
under your Uncle Joshua, in Pharaoh's
army. Your stature should make you skill
ful in handling weapons, and you certainly
canhot lack for daring."
A smile of flattered Tanity lighted, up
Ephraim's face, and 'turning the broad gold
bangle in his arm, perhaps unconsciously,
he eagerly replied:
"I am brave, my lord, and have proved it
often in the bunting field. But at home
there are cattle and shiep in abundance,
which I alreadycall my own, and it seems
to me.a better lot to wander free and rule
JOSHUA MABCHED AT ITS HEAD IS FULL ABM
the shepherds than to do what others bid
"So, so," replied the priest "Well,
Joshua perhaps will bring yon to another
and a better mind. To rule! a noble goal
'indeed for a youth! The pity is tbat we
who have reached it are but servant, the
more heavily burdened in proportion to tbe
greater number of those who oDey us. You
For More Than U tears Have 1 Wielded the Bow.
understand me, Captain; aud you, boy, will
understand me later, when you have become
such a palm tree as your sappling growth
promises. But time presses. Who sent
you hither to Joshua?"
The youth again looked down and hesi
tated; but when the prophet had broken in
on his silence, by saying: "And that candor
which you have been taueht?" he replied
firmly and decidedly: "I came to do J
pleasure to a woman whom you know not
Let that suffice."
"A woman!" echoed the prophet, and he
cast an inquiring glance at Hornecht
"When a valiant warrior and a fair woman
seek each other the hathon are wont to in
tervene and use the binding cords, but it
The bathers were the BcypMaa leve eed
desses. Th . are of tea dsasttoa with eeras la
YbsssssT5?' -SaFSSSiiBKVVSK- ' ,
ill beseeas a minister f the diviMtr i
spectator to sueh doirs, so I imysHs, i
isrtaer. xaEe this Doy aaoer yosr
tioB, Captain, ana belt) him to om
errand to Joshua. The oaly qa
whether he is vet retarded."
"No," replied the soldier, "bat mrtrfl
nay ne ana u,wv mes are cxpsowa .
"Then may the bathors wfce ltTer.1
messages bring these two ts a :
Mhiter than to-morrow I" oried (fee
But the youth broke in tBdiBMy;-T"tl
bear no lore message ires oe W i
.other I" k ,
Aud the priest, who was well, ylsand.
his boldwsa, replied gaily; "I baaV i
gotten isat x am speauar to a i
prince." Then he added Beta
"Waen you shall have found Jsssmai
mm greeting irons me, ana Myttmil
Bale, tho eesd- sroshet of AjMa..if
he saved from the hand of the XHsuses.-j
lieves that hek paying some tMtU
debt by.exteadhtg a proteetieg fbesM'ea
you, aw Bepmnr. xou, hold yes
not. perhaps, rfcat Toa were hi d
greater danger, tfcae that jfrosa yevrt
o.ne lurioas jwypie.ild m sm
spared your We the' would tbe'
dastMd falling-houses. 3ert!M
ana ten josobs, moreover, rrom bmJ
that I am sure that asjeeaas knii
nia own eyes the BsJeery wreutK M
noose of Pharaefc, to whieh lie &m
allegiaBee, aad with it, on this eKy a
the whole land, by the magic art ef
your race, ne will cut himself on is
from those cowards. For they have
She BUt Ephraim Betp Ber to Phu
fled, alter slaying the beet aad
of those amosg whom they have
peace, whose protection they have
and who for Ion? years have rn
work and fed them abundantly. If j
him at all, as an, honest bmb he wBI
his back on these who have Lni
And yoa may tell him likewise
Hebrew officers and fighting mn
captainship of Aarsa, the Syri
already done so of their own free w
day and Joshua will have heard the
from others they offered aaerifiee,
to their own gods, .Baal aad Bet, wi
too, many or yon, were wont to i
the vile magician Mesa Jed yo
aiso to .feather Amon and the seen
onr eternal gods. And if he will
ru, ire AXl A, 111SUW A. 1MWI. 1
great power of that he may M
and he is worthy of it The rest at
of gratitude I still owe him I will
means or paying, whiea as yet
undiscovered. But yea Hy
naelelrom me that I wilLtake
his worthy father, when the
the geds aad or Pharaoh overt
men of your nation. Already t
tbis'likewise is the sword set, m
meat without merey shall be done
Tell him to ask himself what eaa
shepherds do asainst the might
army of which lie himself is one of tfct
tains? Is your father yet alive, mr
"No; he was borne out long siaee)
pnea ispnraim in a oroKea voice.
Was it that the fever of his
too much lor him? That the djsgraee
longing to a race who could do seek i
f ul deeds overpowered his vonns? goal?."
was th3 youth true to his people, aad wee 1
wram ana inaignauon mat made am
tum pale, then red, and stirred up i
moil in his soul that he coald hardly seek?4
No matter. But it was clear that he was ae i
fit bearer of this message to his unole, aadg
me priest signea to tne usptaia to eeaMj
with him under the shade of a broad syea-
more tree. The Hebrew must at aay rate he)
retained in tne army; he wid his aaad ea
his friend's shoulder, saying: "Yob Jcaewl
that it was my wife who won yoa ovsr to ;
our great scheme. She serves it better ami
with greater zeal than manyaaMaf'aBdJ
while I admire your daughter's beaatr she '51
is fnll of praises of her winaiBgehara. . 'Vi
"Ana ivasana is to join the eonspiraeyv '
eiciaimeu iiie soiuier in aispieaaure. , tl
-Kr&'.. : i . Tji t .- ?
o.iuti as u active paibue-r, jute B9yWflfB-!i
u course now
"She would hardly serve that ead,"!.T
plied" the other iu a calmer tone, "fer she
like a child."
"And yet she may win over to our eaase at
man wEose good will appears to me to he!
"Yon mean Joshua?" asked Horneeht, aad J
agam ois orowgrew oiacx, wniietaej
"And if I do? Is henot a noble Hebrew,.'
ana can you tnmfc it unworthy of the da
ter of a warrior of valor to give her head (a
the man who. if onr undertaking p rasa mm.-
will act as chief captain over all the traeaa i
oi tne lanav i.
"Ko, my lord," cried the areher. "Bat J
one of the causes of my wra$ as)aiast
rnaraon, ana ot ray tacmg part wrta,"
mptab, is that his mother was set of c
nation, while Egyptian blood flows"
Siptah's veins. Now, the saother M
mines a man s race, and Joshua's i
W3S a Hebrew woman. I call Blot a?
inena; a snow now to vaine nw :
Kasana is well inclined to him ' ',
"Ano yet you desire a greater i
law?" interrupted Bale. "How et
difficult enterprise prosper if these wha iMtfj
tneir lives in inninK me very arse sat
too great? And your daughter, yea i
wen inciineo to uasaaar
"She was? yes, truly," the settler i
"Yes, her heart longsd after smav ,
brought her ts QBoaTaaee; she,
whim aasemr, aad
w4aw ssMvr I he aja eate n