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THE SCR ANTON TRIBUNE FRIDAY MORNING APRIL 27. 1894.
tltiioniih surprissd and confounded
fy the sudden turn uf I'VcntH.Unclo Ben
did not entirely I OSS his head. When
he hcnrd the men crying out for revenge
.nxl looked into their jiitileas fucts, be
felt that liit last liour had come. And
yet the devotion of tho old slavo was
never better illustrated than in what
followed. As a portion of the crowd
started for the house, no doubt tally ex
pectiui: to Bad Kenton thero, tho old
man shonted at the top ot nil voice:
"Com back yere cum back! Yo
kin kill me if yo' wants to, but fur
.iod's sake doas put yo'r feet in diit
"What's the ruattor?'' asked ono as
Ihe fian came to a halt.
"D& old missus am lyin in dai d( .il
an all alono, an it hain't fitten dat yo'
ihould so iu!"
"Whir'a that Yankee? Whar'i the
inl? Whar'i istevo Brayton?" was
shouted at him.
"Dun gone all dun pone!" he an
swered. "It's je.-t liko 1 tulo yo' uo
Lody in dar t ut do dead missus!"
"Goon, go on!" yelled Ike Baxter,
' but look out far yo'selvesl The hull
crowd of 'an ar' in tbsr, and they'll
likely niako a flgfat fur it!"
The men caoti r.-ly entered tho bouts,
firearms held ready for Instant QSS, but
at liio end of sevon or eight minutes
they came out torjportthut"th. cussed
old nigger" bad told the truth.
"Dead! eh?" exclaimed Ike Baxter as
they told of tho corpso on tho bed.
"Waal, I'm eoin to burn tho house jt
tho same, though Ittebba some of yo'
tins will lug tht body outdoors fujt.
Time 'miff fur that after wo it through
with this old nigger, ltun he an up to
that pot! Now, then, chain hiin "there!
Yo' old Mack devil, but I'll make yo'
suffer fur the rap yo' giv me last night!
I'm g un to begin at yo'r chin and skin
yo' d'ai down to yo'r heels! After
yo've bin fkun we'll build a file around
yo" and r ia,t what's left!"
lie went to his saddle for a rawhide,
oue be had eeemingly iroirjht along for
theoccasion. When be retard d With it.
Undo Bon was stripped of coat I vest
ami his shirt torn away from his shoul
ders. They w. r- g- ;ng to ink- h;- iif-.
HOI nercifolly, ai f ne kills a savage
beast by a ballet through the heart or
brain, bat tiny would torture him tor
hours p' th-ips. He could n- t tail to re
alize this, lut he did not 1 g f r mercy,
He simply shot his eyes and pruytdUod
to give him strength to endure every
thing for the sake of tb M in hiding
down thl riad. lie would bo asked to
betray them. His refusal would bring
other tortures, but he would refuse,
"Now, then, yo' black bound, whar
ar' tho rect of the folks':" demanded
Iko Baiter as he walked np Pi Uncle
Ben and flourished the CTOel Whip.
"Aye. be knows the exact spot whar
they ar' hidin, and he's got to tell:"
snooted two or three in the crowd.
"Of co 'se he knows, and I'll hev it
enter be on mighty quick!" replied Ik-.
"I'm goin to give yo' u powerful li' kin.
ok man, fur tho way yo' banged mo last
night, but I'll make it a l etle eat ST it
yo' II tell what they all Is bid away."
"I has nuthiii to Hay. " quietly re
plied the old man as ho looked about
"What! Vo' won't toll me?"
"Give it to him! Cut his hide into
strings!" y. lled tho crowd.
Iko responded by ctrlking Uncle Ben
about 2') blows across tho bare back.
Each blow raised a welt, and us each
ono fell tho victim strained and tugged
t his lashings. Undo Ben bad been
whipped tho night before, but that was
more in tho nature of an assault or an
attack by armed men. For the first
time in his life he had been tied up and
his buck bared. He felt tho sham" and
indignity almost as much as the blows.
"Yo' kin see what brung on this yiro
war. " laid Ike as ho paused for breath.
"Them air Yankeea was tellin our nig
gers that they was jest as good as thar
masters. Yen's n can: of it right yere.
If le 'd bin my nigger, he'd bev bin as
humble as pumpkin pie, but the Percys,
who hev alius bin half Yankee them
selves, brung him up to think bs on was
as good as anybody!"
"Hurry up. Give he un somo more!"
yelled tho crowd.
"Thar hain't no rush about it." re
plied Ike as he flourished tho whip. "I
wunt to make it last as long as 1 kin.
It's a dod gasted pity wo hain't got IB
or 20 other niggers yere to look on and
tako Warnlu by his fate. I've ullus
itched to lick a nigger, but never had
the chanco befo'. Ar' yo' goin to tell
ino, yo' internal old imp, whar that
Yankee la hidtn out?" Undo Ben sim
ply Shook bis houd. "Yo' hain't, eht"
screamed Ike. "Then everybody stand
back, fur I'm goin- I'm Roin to make
the blood fly all over tho yard!"
Iko bad his arm railed for a blow
when a figure passed hiin and halted
beside Undo Ben. That figuro had
pushed its way into the circlo unheard
and unseen. Everybody stared in as-
"Stop" $hc cried.
touishmont, nudfor half u minuto not a
word was Bald. It was Marian Percy.
Hi- was known by sight to at least half
of the gang, and tliu others at once iden
tified her as "the gal" they hud expect
ed to find in tho honso. Let us go back
ajjttle, JVlcija Unclo Beu left the. camp
COPYl6TtO IB94 BY AMERICAN PRCSS ASSOCIATION.
among tuo tocks, sno nad mtenaea to
follow him within an hour. It had
been settled that Kenton must remain
where ho wus until a forco of Federals
was brought to tho rescue or until it
was known I hat ho was in no peril from
the Confederates, Wbtloitwas hoped
(hat Undo Bon's mission would be suc
cessful all realized tho chances of its
failure. Both armies were scouting and
raiding up and down and across. A
bamli l or crossroad's or bridge held by
the Federals one day would be in posses
ion of the Confederates on tho next,
and vice versa. Uncle Ben might on
counter a troop of Federal cavalry and
bring them to the rescue, or he might
be picked up by a Confederate troop or
a gang, of guerrillas and sent off soiuo
where to work ota fortifications,
"Mebbe tho Yankl will come fust,
and mebbe the Confederates, " replied
r-uvo Braytou when appealed to for bis
opinion, "It's goin to ho nip and tuck,
I reckon, but Willi the cbauces a lectio
in favor of the Confederates, Kin I
make bold to offer some advice?"
"Why, certainly," answered Marian
aud Kenton in the same breath.
"Thou let Miss Tercy head lur home
to once, We can't tell what may bo
happentn thar i r what's goin to happen
vers. Sac's a Pi rcy aud a good Confed
erate, aud nobody '11 dure disturb the
house. Tbem blamed guerrillas which
Collered us yesterday may open tire ycro
any miuit, and inco they do she can't
The advice was full of wisdom, und
Marian prepared to utuit at once.
"Got any we'pinsinths bouse?" asked
Steve as ...,( win i.-ad. .
"Kin yo' sh i-t a pistol i"
"Of course. I have been sorry that
( left mine b hind us in Wincbesb r '
"Then take this revolver. It's a big
an, i ut I guess yo kin handle it. Beiu
yo' ur' a soutberngal, no southern man
urter trouble yo", but yo' can't ullus tell
r hat may happen. If wuss conns to
wuss, bullets will count fur mo' than
Kenton advised h. r to take it, and
Brayton aasistsd her down to the high
way and i'd as he left lur:
"Yo' mny hear some shootin up this
way doorin the d iy, but don't l nan us
about it und don t run any risks to
cum and SSS what the trubbls is. "
On approaching iin house Marian
caught sight of the b OT SSS and men and
realized what bad happened and was
happening tx fore "he bud made out the
figure 'if the 1 lyal old slave chained to
the pc.it. Hie had felt terribly aminos
aliout her mother us she cams along tho
Toad, and she bad grown f.uut ut thought
of tho troubles anil perils surrounding
her, but everything was forgotten t!..
Instant she saw that circlo of m D, ll
wa no womb r every man iu the gang
looked at hi r as if IpSll OOUnd when she
suddenly appeared in their midst and
cried i '.it to stop Iko Baxter's uplift. I
arm. As woim n despise cowardice iu
a man, so do men a inure anything ap
proaching heroiam in a woman. Mar
ian rested One band on th- naked shoul
der ot the old Slav i who had trotted DSf
on bis knee as a child a thousand tine-,
and holding the revolver reedy for In
stant use in the ..tier, her slight firm
drawn up, her brown syi l a-'.: I r
bsndsoms face handsomer than ever be
fore, she demanded:
" Who are yon, and what is the indu
ing of this?"
very man Instinctively fell back a
step or two. Ike Baxter let his arm fall,
and no one dared look tho gnl full in
the face. For a long halt minute Do
one spoke. Then Ike, shifting from ono
foot to the oti.er and looking past her
in-!' ad of at her, muttered:
"We una cum yore to eopfnr' that
cussed Yankee and pay thin nigger off
fur suiushin my head last night! '
" Ves, that's whut we una cum furl"
add' d two or three others.
Marian dsp "it-d her weapon on the
ground and proceeded to cast off the
chain by which did.- Bofl was secured
to the post. Koine of the im o crowded
a httb pesrer, mid soma muttered and
CntSed, but no one interfered. When
the slave was free, she signed to bun to
put en bis garments, picked up tho
Weapon! and sweeping her eyes around
the circle she said:
"Yonspsak of rapturing a Yankee.
Who is he where Is he?"
"Yo' know who wo mean," replied
Iko Maxtor, who was recovering nil IS
surance w.oiiei than tho others. "Wo
mis want Kenton, that cussed Yankee
"Aye, ho un'l tho man!" growled
Umi " or four others.
"And you all him a Yunkee you,
Ike Baxter!" sho replied as sho stepped
forward to face him. "Ho diluted
when you did. He femght when yon
ran away. H has encountered u sears
of dangers to your one. Ho has done
more for tho cause of the south than all
of you combined. When yon call him
a Yankee spy, 1 call you a cur, and a
coward, and a disgrace to tho uniform
Tho gang had gone fur enough per
haps too fur. Tho Percys were loyul
southerners und people uf influence ami
this disgraceful raid, oven though made
under a reasonable pretext, might bo
sternly rebuked by higher authorities.
Those In citizens' dress wero no better
j than prowlers; those in uniform hud nu
authority beyond what Iko Baxter as
sumed. Ah Mnrinu stood facing tho crowd,
her face expressing tho contempt sho
felt and her eyes flashing n meiiaco from
man to man, they begun to 'full back
toward tho horses.
"Dod rot my skin, but why didn't I
kill that cussed nigrjor when I had a
chance?" growled Iko Baxter. "Ar' yo'
all goin to let that gal stand us olf in
this way? It tho uu's hidin that Yun
kee, then bor's a sympathizer und orter
suffer fur it! I move wo shoot tho nig
ger and burn tho houses!"
"Wo uns won't do JJiytJmig of tho
sort, saw toe eerjjeant, now pusnwg
forward for the first time. "Wo uns
was sent yero to cap!ur' Kenton und
brayton, and I reckon t'other things
hud better be left alono.- If that gal
wasn't in thehoueo wheu yo'all search
ed it, then whar did sho cum from?"
Ono of the men replied that he thought
he had caught sight of her up tho road
ubout five mlnutts before sho appeared
iiniong them, but wasn't sure. Ike Bax
ter suid bo bad been following Uuclo
Ben up the highway when assaulted,
and it was rightfully concluded that
tho fugitives wuro not a great way olf.
Just then they were joined by three
more guerrillas, aud the entire gang
beaded up the load and were soon out
of sight. As they moved away Uncle
Ben's tears began to fall, and ho whis
Phi 11B OWNTINPED.
Th Civil Srvlce of 1 i-.une.
The form otadmlniHtratiou iu Uio repub
lic Is the -nunc an that of the empire.
Nothiug has been altered iu Its orgnmzH
tiou; very lfttl change baa boen made In
its puraoniMtl. Our functionaries are cer
tainty too i.uiueroua, tbej arc too poorly
paid; thy are IncUrt to routine, they do
not always show the pobllc that kindness
and DolitencsD which they ahotild look
upoo as a duty. But their system la
strongly eetabllahed; their powers and 'Iu
ties are clearly defined; their aptitude is
remarkable; their probity Is hryond all
praise. They pouwsx in the highest degree
the feeling of pnireHaluiial honor. This
country, whoso fault is a wish always to
lnuovtn, Inrka traditions In government,
hut has exoellent ones in iu administra
tion, The latter corrects the former. This
strong organization of the public service
enables it to (o without too great damagS
through the greatent crimes. This may
bavs been oOMrrved at tho periods of rcvu
ration. At neh times, when svsrything
U iu commotion, tbe courw of public busi
ness does not sufTrr even a momentary In
terniptiou. The administration moveson
alone iu the most pvrilous crisis; when a
new government l in power, it is ready to
herve that as it served the fallen one, and
to preserve newoomora .is much as possl
hie from the iucouveuiences of kasipsrl
The prpiibhr Is thew-fore very well
served by Its civil officer, as the empire
wa before it -Jules Bimon iu 1 oi um.
I r.,nllrsoui Cu.u.
Canadiaasmin Is of no mall worry in
u.rtropuliun life. Iutri.iHlrally It isw.inh
more thr.n our own, but practically It is
commercially tAb,Hel and la always
SOttnoS of IrntatiOB and soiurtimeseraoual
lu, except ti those who deal in It as a
commodity. Nearly every time you jret
change a ten cent or twenty live rent Cana
dian coin wiil slip in usually the former
w hich can nc.ircely lie delected Ir on our
dime. Then when you are in a harrying
line at an rleyitert M -at ion the ticket ugei t
Trill pash tees rutin hark to youitud roo
Iniist fumble around for u.e.ru iik Boy If
you should board i street car and happsa
to have uo other change short of a tire dol
lar hill you will he compelled t gvt off and
gelehange, for the conductor will noil her
swept your Canndiau piece uor change
anything bigger than a two dollar bill.
Y ii u may not have uoticvd ui to tint
time that you had the doubtful loin. Veil
take an lnwar l oith that you will son
accept aaotheVi and dunug the next hour
will prolwidy l cuuglit .'cam Sm.e
tradexmeu will ln;e tbe com at par, others
aladlscount Tl.e reault Is it u shifted
mi ranched le and gU uum.l around
In SOSM nay perhaps to you once more.
Thsw are hwilnies nisn who i t ihia ootsi
ac'LUUiukiie aud linalh sell it to a bniLrr,
who In turn niakin i v,'o'l msr; ri oi. it by
slupiuug it at a prcunuui back tOitOOWn
oountry New Vork Cor. I'lltnbjrg iJu.
t.Tect uf ii mi and Btestrisitjr ea I. .1.1.
It has bssJU proved llial ti.r lie -.! .. i
beat of our glass houne funtacSS will Uot
(ajse iold lo vioiiliii.!, or io . IT ,n v;.r.
Ilioiiuh silver ai.d many otlici ci'al uro
VSPOrtSSd at thl high lemimrature. Au
ounce of gold was kepi for a luontb in t,e
hottest part uf a glass Iiuuku furimcr, and
did not loe weight However, a stlji n on
iolent heat will volatlliss it. by submit
ting gold lo the lyal of a ul.it furnace, (or
Instance, t he metal Biay Is- vn to rl- in
duuM. which mil nuw ii tasassaivss to a
plate of silver susieuk'd aUmt live inches
above I Iu- molten s Id, so as to gild it.
A inoder.tu I) ItrDng sh-etric dUeharge
will volatibio gold In the f irm of a bseotl
fal violet Colored vapor. In t lit acparl
iii. ni. If wsataks uas of a gHesd sUh cord,
tin- eli-ctric disebsrin (ar.-ies n(f rill the
gold, leaving tiineilk intert. Iakl all met
uiii, gold is a good coikIiii lor of
Imii Uiere would Iw no adiantAKe m BSiog
it for telegraph sires ov Ughtatng eondud
ors, as copper In a much Utter rouducli r
thin gold Ohsnibers' doumsl.
The Douinion of l.'ausila embraces to
day under the fcflsrai governuient the on
tiro lrrtturyif ttritteli North Am-r - i In
eluding th..- lalaaiis, with the tXOSption of
Newfouu-lland, which has so hWM ft 1
to MMSS eeSSMS the ooafwlermioii i ,
VMtafwtU divided into seven pi
and four turrit -iries. The provinena are as
follows, taken In the order of tinir popu
lation and wealth: Ontario, (Quebec, Nova
Ssala, New Brunswl'-k, Mjuutsba, Prince
Edward Island and llrtti-.fi Coluiubia Tlu
four lerritortra, which uirlude vast areas
of prairie land in the Rrrat northwest,
very thinly populated, are Alberta, iasinl
bnU Kif., Asslnlbola Wegt and Baakrt
chewau -Chicago Herald.
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Firnt tonnt carefully on both ltdM
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where it will kesp wimii. Then jittt ii
null pkeu of butter in the tpldaf uml
melt, bnt te not Imrti it. Now turn In
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ing a little, into which nut flour snongh
lo thicken, buatini; or miifhin out with
a spoon every tiny lump of flour. As
lOXMl ,ir the milk iu the spider begins to
simmer turn In very slowly the milk
mill flour, BtirriiiK nil the while. Con
tinue to utir for live minutes or longer,
till tho gravy is very smooth.
Tho fire must be only moderate. Now
take off the spider aud place it on tho
buck of tho range and season the L-rnvy
carefully. Put in a piece of butter about
as largo as a cracker. If this does not
season sufficiently, put in what salt is
needed and stir until the butter is di ...
Solved, Now dip tho pioces of toast srl
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