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THE SCttANTON TRTBUNE-F1UDAY MORNING. APRIL G, 1894.
After Bull Run Federal! and Confed
erates began making earnest prepara
tions for war. The. holiday was over.
There was no longer talk of BO or DO
day campaign, of soldiers returning to
tbo farm in time to harvest the crops.
Whilo tho Federals gathered on the
plains of Arlington to learn tbo tactics
of war the Confederates remained on
the fields where their first victory had
been won and prepared for what was to
come. There was fighting in the west,
tinuiee were being raised nud troops
moved in every direction, but we fol
low only those which bad confronted
each other on that famous field.
Organized and reorganize, drill, scout,
reconnaissance, arm and equip. In the
beginning tbo various companies bnd
been allowed to srtect their own officers
by ballot. After Bull Run all commis
sions came from tbo secretary of war;
all noncommissioned officers were duly
appointed. Duke Wyle was comrnio
sioned captain of the ribeuundoun
guards, the second lieutenant was ad
vanced, and tbo orderly sergeant was
promoted to a lieutenancy. Among
those who Becured brief furloughs were
Captaiu Wyle and Steve Bray ton. The
latter reached borne first. The story of
the bottlo was known, but the story of
the rally -the incident which bad di
rected General Jackson's attention to
Royal Kenton was news to the people
and a great surprise. Braytou bud no
need to e saggerate facts to compel cheers
for the "Yankee." as Kenton was still
called. He told the story over and over
again, always to an interested audience,
and be always wound up with the ob
servation: "I reckon yo' all knew that I was
agin him and kinder hoped to put on
tbo tar and feathers, but I've changed
my mind. Dura my bide if 1 don't
wish be was captain of our company!"
Oho day as he passed tbu Percy man
eiou Marian was ut the gate, seemingly
waiting for him.
"I have read of the battle and heard
P 'Tout de.'ilnf rallr Umiif. it . situ Mini
'but would you mind telling mother
and I of tho part taken by our own com
pany! We are naturally mure interest-
ifld in tlit'Ui than mivother iiaiticiiinnLi. "
Sitting on the veraudu with mother
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a piece of chalk to draw a rude diagram
on the boards, Steve Braytou kept them
deeply interested for an hour.
"You were at first driven back?"
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"Driv' right back like u flock of sheep,
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"Whero were your officers'"
"Riinuin as fast as the rest of us."
"And Mr. Kenton rallied you:"
"Ho did, ma'am. Aimer Jenkins was
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iled down and left it Ivin on the ground.
was right behind him with Kenton.
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'And dill tboofficers rally, too? per-
'Waal, yes, but they was purty slow
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Steve Braytou was not a closo observ-
r, or he might have discovered a secret
bat afternoon. Both mother and daugh
er exhibited tho greatest interest and
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"Burn my bide if they wasn't more
nterested thai half tho men!"
Two or three days later Captain U'vlo
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no captain exuectcd to create a tseiisu-
ion, but was bitterly disappointed. Ev
rybody was friendly, but Braytou had
I il the still v of thn rn v .mil nn( thn
redit where it belonged. He bad plen-
or excuses to urge, ana his story was
uito different from Bravton's. but
i j. e.iy i a. ii'i i i
ongratulated on his promotion, which
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nun iir wiiii ins si i r nr iiincuvj in
(1 if ii:n'l; Mtul nri mm mil 11 hn txnita
pon in rercjii nil njie reason lor
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le laudatory notices ho had received
i his homo newspaper, all theue things
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accorded a trunK welcome nv mother
ui naugnter ami mat oppurtunity
igbt be given him to plead his cause.
The cuptain's welcome was cordial
ougn, ana alter trio nrst salutation
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'Well, I suppose you have heard all
wut our iankee'r "
To whom do you refer, captain?"
fny inquired Marian.
"Why, to Kenton, of couise. I be-
il. At. 1 I f , , . ,
ail i il I :i w i in I I in it i ..wi.ii
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dreuuip hi musket and dcllhcrcttili
jrcu u .in.
bo coulu bo lmiuce J to enlist, and
COPYRlGHTtO 1894 E AmEHlCAN PRISS ASSOCIATION.
I am surprised that he did not desert to
bis friends before tho battle opened."
"Mr. Kenton believed it his duty as
a citizen of Virginia to take up arms in
her cause," replied the mother.
"And instead of deserting ho seems
to bavo led your company to victory,"
quietly addad Marian.
"Ho was simply in the rear as we
faced about and was carried along with
tbo rush," explained tho captain.
" Nevertheless be is n brave man, and 1
hope he is in earnest."
"Why shouldn't he be?" asked the
" 'Blood will tell' is an old saying.
I shan't bosuiprised to wake up somb
morning and find that ho has deserted
to the enemy."
"You do Mr. Kenton gross injustice!"
exclaimed Mmiaii as her color came
and went, and her eyts looked brighter
than be had ever seen them before. "I
have seen nothing in him to lead me to
believe that he would countenance any
tbiug dishonorable, and brave men are
never recorded as deserters."
If the captain had planned to nmka
tier betray her true feelings toward
Royal Kenton, lie bud succeeded. Her
looks and demeanor, ade'd to the words
bhe utteied with so much spirit, satis
fied him that his own cause, unless
something unforeseen should arise, was
hopeless. While he was a man of hot
temper he had a great self control, and
when ho left tho house neither mother
nor daughter suspected his bitterness of
"It's no use to deceive myself!" he
Cluttered us he walked slowly down the
Itreet. "If the Y'ankee doesn't desert,
and if bo is not killed in battle or other
wise, iio will return to wed her. With
him removed my path is clear. It will
be my fault if Something doesn't hap
pen to him very soon!"
Something did happen two or three
tomi tilings btfoie the captain's letum
to camp. Ike Baxter thoroughly under
stood what Captain Wyle desired, and
he was eager for an opportunity to car
ry out his wishes. One night when
I i tb were ou guard about the camp he
wheeled in his beat, drew up bis musket
and deliberately fired to kill. Kenton
was hardly 20 feet distant, face turned
away and completely at bis mercy. The
heavy bullet passed between his arm
and side and sped across the camp and
killed a poor sergeant as he laysKVping
on bis bed. The would be assassin plead
ed accident, and it wrs natural to be
lieve that it was such. Kenton was one
of the first to excuse him, and not the
slightest suspicion of the soldier's mur
derous intentions found lodgment in his
Another incident, and one with far
more pleasant surroundings, occurred
the very next, day. A messago came to
the commanding officer of the guards
from Rtonewall Jackson to send Private
Kenton to his headquarters. Tho gen
eral looked at the young man before
him for half a minute before saying:
"Yon headed tho detachment which
raptured the gnu in a hand to hand
figbt. Yon did nobly. Whois captain
of your company?''
"Captain Wyle, sir."
"Ah, yes. Captain Truesdale was
wounded and crippled for life. I see.
And you are still u private?"
"H'ml 1 ought to have remembered
yon, but I have ben busy very busy.
Is your captain with bis inmpany?"
"No, sir. lie left several days ago on
"II 'm! And haven't you asked for a
"I have not."
"Well, we'll see about it later on.
Tomorrow I shall bn away. The day
after at 10 o'clock in the morning 1
wish yon to report here tome. Stay! I
will write an order to that effect, which
will beyourauthority for leaving camp.
Show it to your commanding officer.''
And when Kenton returned to the
guards and related his interview and
exhibited the order all congratulated
Mm all except Ike Baxter. That in
dividual felt himself greatly wronged,
and bis muttcrings took the form of
"Drat that durned Vankee, but he's
jest gwine to boss this hull army if the
captain doan' dun harry back totdmpl"
As with tho Federals at Arlington, so
with tho Confederates on the fields and
meadows to tho south. Battles weie
! fought on the eastpm coust and on the
western rivers battles which inado
, history were fought in North Carolina,
! Kentucky. Tennessee and Missouri, but
tho Army of Virginia remained in its
camps. Its leaders realized from the
beginning that Virginia would be the
j real battleground of the war, and that
tho Army of Virginia would bo called
upon to render heroic defense. Every
nour gaineii was an advantage, every
day a gain of men and material and
Wlie n Royal Kenton reported to
General Jackson lis per order, be was
asked if bo know the country to the
north of the Confederate outposts. Ho
w as forced to reply that be was entirely
ignorant of it.
"This is n disadvantage, but one you
can overcome, " laid the general. "We
in i' ill need of a few more brave men at
the front tn ai t as scouts. Would you
have any objection to serving in that
"II should not like to act the part
of a spy." Stammered Kenton in much
"Nor would I ask you to. A spy is
generally a bravo man and often moved
Solely by patriotism, but few of them
are soldiers, and tho profession is un
der a stigma. As a scout you go in
your uniform, secure bhcIi information
as you can in a legitimate way, and if
captured you are treated as a prisoner
of war. You cun take a comrade with
you or go alone, as you elect. Do not
bo afraid to ntato your objections if you
"I will go and go alone." replied
Kenton after a moment's thought.
"Very well, I am glad to hear it.
You can now return to your company,
and during the day I will send the
proper order to your captain. Upon
your return report to mo direct, and I
have no doubt you will bring informa
tion of value."
That afternoon Captain Wyle return
ed to his company, and when ho re
ceived the order detailing Private Ken
ton for temporary duty at headquarters
:.d learned its object bo was almost
tempted to congratulate him. As be
tween captain and private or between
man and man, he would have done so
with great heartiness, but as a rival
lover ho could not. When Iko Baxter
had reluted tho story of the attempted
"removal," as he called it. he expected
words of praise, but they were not ut
tered. On the conhary, his action was
severely criticised, and he went away
to sulk and growl.
"Understand me," said the captain
as Iko betrayed his disappointment by
word and look, "I don't want murder
or assassination. I hato him becauso
he's a Yankee and because he is an en
emy among us. 1 want to drive him
out force him to desert to his own
side. 1 want the news to go back home
that be has deserted and is a traitor to
us. Bring that about, and I'll do any
thing 1 cun to reward you, but don't
shoot him down in cold blood. Now
that General Jackson has taken him un
der bis wing we must bo more careful
Armed with a pass that would take
him through the Confederate lilies and
pickets, Royal Kenton made his way to
ward Washington. When he reached
the last outpost, the officer in command
gave him the lay of the country along
that front, the position of the Federal
videttes so far us known, and named
many fanners who sympathized with
the Confederate cause and would give
him shelter. It Was about 10 O'clock
in tbo forenoon when Kenton left the
last post behind bim and disappeared in
the woods. He knew in a general way
what w as required of bim. It was. first,
to push as near the Federal lines us pos
sible, and then to estimate the strength
of camps or marching columns, locate
forts and earthworks and seek to dis
cover the strength of positions. Spies
go in disguise and often remain in a
camp for days. Scouts are saved fiom
the .halter when caught onlv because
they are not "an enemy in disguise.
Tbo spy is detested simply because be is
generally moved by a finuncial cdnsid
eration and is often a person who will
work for the side paying him tho best.
The neutral ground between the two
armies was a strip of territory from
three to six miles wide. Reconnois
sances were almost of daily occurrence
from one side or tbo other, and cavalry
commands patrolled the highways at
The sentiment of the Virginia farm
ers Was overwhelmingly Confederate,
and whenever Kenton identified himself
he was given all information at hand.
During the first two days he bad several
narrow escapes from Federal cavalry
patrols, and on tho third day ho was
treated to a double surprise. The farm
er with whom ho had remained over
night had recommended 1'in to one
much nearer the Federal outposts to se
cure additional information. He reach
ed this place about 11 o'cloc'K iu the
forenoon, and the first face he saw was
that of Marian Percy, the next that of
'DiCjirst face hesaif was that of Murlan
her mother. Tbo meeting appeared to
be as pleasant to a',1 as it was unex
pected. Tho Percys had arrived only
two days before in hopes to remove the
farmer's wife, who was a relative, to
their homo in the valley. Tho woman
was ill -too ill to stand tho journey,
and they would wait for a few days in
hopes of an improvement. The house
had been visited daily by parties from
both armies, but thus far no violence
had been offered nor had anything been
taken from the farm.
For almost tho first time since ho had
known her Royal Kenton was left alone
with Marian Percy for an hour. Tbey
r.at under tho apple trees, and ho told
her the details of tho battle of Bull Run
as far us he had gathered them, of his
interviews with Jackson, the object of
his scout, his hopes and fears of tho fu
ture. "You enlisted to serve your state,"
she said when opportunity came. "This
is no longer a question of what a state
mayor may not do. It is no longer Vir
ginia, but a southern confederacy. Do
you feel the same obligation?"
"Does the same obligation exist?" he
queried in reply.
' ' Certainly not. 1 have dared to so as
sert and bavo almost been culled u trai
tor for my language. O:iodoes not need
to bo a politician or the daughter of a
politician to realize that the success of
the newborn confederacy means the
downfall of the republic. And yet Vir
ginians cannot return to their homes
and luy aside their weapons of war."
"Thus far I have cast my fortunes
with Virginia," replied Kenton, "and
it is too late to retreat now, even if I so
desired. What tho end will bo no man
Tin y talked of other things us they
sat on the rude bench Farmer Hastings
had constructed that he might smoke
bis pipe in the shade and still look OUl
over tho dusty highway which ran past
his door. There was no do.biration of
love by word of mouth, but I think that
some conclusion was arrived at just the
same, and that both were happy over it
in u silent way.
Dinner had just been eaten when one
of the colored servants announced Kie
approach of a body of Federal cavalry
from the direction of Washing m. Ken
Ion counted them while they were yet
half a mile away and made the number
to be BO. It was a patrol, and it might
stop or pass on,
"Yon Heethe?ituatiiin,"faid Marian
as she approached Kenton, who was
carefully examining his revolver. "You
could not.beat them off single handed,
and if you are discovered hero you will
be taken prisoner and the rest of ussub
jected to annoyance aud insult. You
must go at once."
"And leave you unprotected?"
"Our people have an idea that (ho
Yankees "nave horns and hoops," she
laughed, "but I have lived among them
for years, as you know. Thev will not
naEo war ou oia nu n and Qetenseien
women. (Sol There is no time to lose"
rhey ure surely going to stop bore!"
Kenton retreated through the orchard
to tho cover of a stone wall 200 feet in
rear of the house. Ho was scarcely
sheltered when the troopers filed into
the yard through the gate and surround
ed the house. Tho captain in command
Jismounted and was about to rap on the
wide open front door when Marian ap
peared. "Well?" she queried as ho looked at
her in the greatest surprise for half a
"Ah, excuse me!" heetuinmered. "1
am looking for bouio one a man a
man who is BuppoBed to bo a Confeder
ii to scout or spy."
"There is only one white man here
the old farmer himself. We have seen
no stranger. You are at liberty to
"Ob, no, no! The word of a lady is
amply sufficient. Perhaps he took the
nther road. Sergeant, re-form tho men
in the highway."
io ll cQsmroES.
THIN EVENING WRAPS.
A 1'retlv 1'arUlan .Moili-1 With
Sit-even ml Sulln Lining:.
Some of the most charming dinners and
dsnces of the year are glven at the end of
the season, when flowers are in profusion
and w iiii'ifu s may be left open to admit the
fresh evening sir, and the lace curtained
eliilirai llres form pleasant retreats after the
glare anil beat of the gaslight. It, is ut ibis
time ol the social year that a woman who
cm afford half n do.eii different wraps I'm
every degree of temperature may wear bei
light evening clouk of silk or thin cloth,
uuveriug her low cut dress, but neither
ei'UsbiDg it nor burdening her. For n sea
hide summer such, light Wraps are by nc
means necessary, as the fur lined ones used
in December are not too great a protection
against the strong cool winds that blow iu
from the ocean at night. Neither doe
mountain air afford any excuse for a light
covering to unprotected arms aud shoul
ders, for after sunset the temperature falb
amazingly and does not mount to a com
fortable altitude again until several kuuis
after the sun liu risen.
Therefore winter evening wraps will Ix
found more serviceable than those llsrhtfll
ones which amply protect the woman win
indulges in city festivities at this time o'
the year. The keen upland air baaa search
lug quality that will not be denied oiici
one is out of an artificial temperature, T
go to the molmtaios or the shore with old)
summer weight clothing, like going to sei
without flannels and warm Wraps, betray
a lack of previous experience, of couri
there are exceptional years when the ut
motpbere is almost uniformly warm.buts
a rule it is safe to count on not only chill;
but told nights.
A sketch' is given of n pretty Parlsiai
model for n thin evening wrap. It is madl
of light cloth and lined with satin Of tlx
same shade. The back is loose and laid ii
plaits In the middle, the front, is plaited ai
either side, while the wing sleeves form K
part of the budv of the cloak. A widi
gathered piece of velvet forms an epaulet!
over each sleeve wing, and a gold und pearl
passementerie ornament with a long Trip;,,
of pendants is placed on either side of Hit
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From one of tho cases grins a human
skull. It is brown with age, having ap
parently lain under the clay for a long
time before its resurrection and its journey
through the muils. There was no nddrcus
or postrnurk when it came. All that it
bore was the inscription "Jimmle MeDiiff"
carved on the frontal bone. Jimmie Mc
DulT iy tho name of u murderer who per
Ished on the scaffold out west a few years
ago, but the skull is not. beheved to be
Jimmie's. Somebody evidently sunt it us
B Joke to some friend acquainted with the
circumstances of Jimmie's taking off.
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