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ZJ&sMoti. - toPvmoHT 1894. By The Author Au Rights Rfstfivto
After mature reflection Krown deter
mined to make every effort to rid him
self of the bonds of military servi
tude, and as a preliminary step sat
down and wrote a long letter to his
aunt telling her of his soldier life, of
Alice, and of the bright pictures he
had drawn of wandering down the
path of life hand in hand with the
beautiful companion of his choice,
lie expressed his wishes that measures
might be at once set on foot looking to
his release from army service, and
closed with expressions of warmest
love for the good a ant whose heart he
must have torn by his long silence, but
whose kind face was eter before his
eyes, and whom he soon hoped to
greet with the embrace of a son s warm
In due time a reply was received, and
tears coursed down the young soldier's
face as he read the tracings from the
hand of the only mother he had ever
known. The old lady, wivh pathetic
tenderness, spoke of the dreary .years
or waiting, each succeeding day dawn
ing with the hope in her heart that ere
it had run its course it would bring her
tidings of the dear boy whom she so idol
ized. .She had never doubted that he
would some day come back to her, and
that her declining years would be
cheered and gladdened by his loving
presence. She would at once consult
her attorneys and take the proper steps
to secure his restoration to society.
In words of warmest love she sent a
motherly greeting to the dear girl
whom she had never seen, and bado
her nephew say to his chosen one that
from his description of her beauty,
grace of manner and lovely traits of
character she was already enthroned
in a motherly heart which longed to
welcome her as a daughter. The letter
concluded with these lines:
"All I possess will be yours, my dear
est Ned. When the Master calls me
from earth you will be a very wealthy
man, and in anticipation of your early
release and subsequent marriage I will
at cnce place you in possession of half
of the wealth I possess, and then you
can place your bonnie bride in the
highest circles of society, for
which her beauty, education and rare
attainments so eminently fit her."
At their next meeting the young sol
dier placed the letter in Alice's hands,
and asked her to read it. As her eager
eyes ran quickly over the written lines,
a look of perfect peace and satisfaction
settled upon her lovely face. To her it
seemed that the last barrier to their
happiness was swept away by the pen
of the distant relative, and when her
eyes drank in the message of greeting
to herself, the floodgate of her soul was
opened and tears of joy fell upon the
open sheets before her.
"Ned, my darling—your dear aunt
calls you Ned, and may not I?—I al
most feel that the blessed Lord above
has taken us in hand, and will lead us
safely to the fruition of our fondest
dreams. My beloved, lam motherless,
and there is but one in whom I can
confide as I would in a mother, Mrs.
Colby, a dear, good woman who loves
me a- if I were her own daughter. She
discovered my love for you the day of
your release from confinement, and
told me of your love for myself. She
read it in your eyes, dear, in the tones
of our voices when the name of each
was mentioned to the other, and she it
was who counseled me to avoid yon un
til your true standing in life should be
come known. She believes in you,
Ned, but prudently asked me to not
forget that I had but your own unsup
ported statement of your social stand
ing, and that until the truth of your
story should be established I must not
compromise myself by frequent meet
ings with you. This letter will remove
every doubt from her mind. May I
show it to her?"
"If you wish you can do so, Alice,
but the time has not yet come for the
world to hear the story, and you must
ask her to pledge her secrecy."
When Mrs. Colby reached that por
tion of the letter referring to Alice, she
"Why, Alice, has this man declared
his love for you?"
"Yes, yes. Mrs. Colby; but read it all,
and I will then explain."
The good woman finished the letter,
and, clasping the girl to her heart in a
loving embrace, said:
"My sweet child, no further explana
tion is necessary. You have won the
love of a man in every way worthy of
you, a man of wealth and refinement,
and every barrier tc your union will
soon melt away. Why, what a wonder
ful romance, you dear little creature!
A young, innocent pussy, who knows
no world outside of a military post,
catches a man and a fortune whom half
the rich and brilliant belles of the
great east would strive to win did they
but know him. Why, you demure lit
tle nobody, do you realize what you
have done? I feel that I could hug the
life out of you."
"0, Mrs. Colby, my good, sweet
friend, I have never given a thought to
his wealth. I see my Ned only as a
lovable man, a king among men, and I
do love him dearlj'. He did declare his
love for me, but asked in return only
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the hope that when freed from army
servitude and restored to society he
might woo me and hope to win my
love. He is too good, too noble, too
manly to ask to be recognized us a
suitor for my hand while a soldier in
"And did you tell him that you loved
"Why, what else could I do, Mrs.
Colby? Yes, I did tell him so, told him
that I madly loved him, and I think I
will never tire of repeating it to him.
llut. my dear friend, it is his wish that
you treat the information conveyed in
his aunt's letter in the strictest confi
dence for the present.''
"Certainly, dear, and what a delicious
secret I will have, and how delight
ful it will be when the denouement
comes to be able to look into the amazed
faces of the ladies of the post and
<£uvily tvil tiicia l kuvvfitlyug
Tl\e young lovers little dreamed of
the difficulties to be encountered in
securing the discharge of an enlisted
man from the army. Future letters
from Brown's aunt detailed the ob- j
stacles encountered, the disinelinait< - j
of the officials of the war department
to give the matter attention, yet each
letter bade him hope for more favor
able news in the next. It may be a
vexatious disappointment to the readei
to be here told that every effort to se
cure his re lea e utterly failed, and that !
he was destined to be a soldier of his
country for years yet to come.
Several months passed. Along a
shaded path on the bank of the Ric
Grande near the fort. Private Drown
and Alice Sanford walked side by side.
One of her shapely hands held the
bridle rein of the pony which followed
behind her. The other was passed be- ;
neath the arm of her companion.
Slowly they moved along, theii
heads bowed and their every action in
dicating that they were engaged in the
discussion of a topic of no ordinary im
port. Taking advantage of the license ;
granted by the laws of fiction, let us |
assume the wings of invisibility and I
hover near them and hear what they j
"I think, Ned, it would be best to go
right to papa and tell him all. When
he hears your story from your own
lips, reads the letters from your aunt,
her attorneys and from your banker
and the fact is fully established to his
satisfaction that you are worthy of ane
and are fully justified in approaching
him on such a subject, he may treat
you kindly and interpose no serious ob
jection to our love. Indeed, he is not
so hard-hearted as his manner at times
"And yet I fear him, Alice, darling.
No matter what I might prove myself
to be, he would see me but as the pri
vate soldier. O, these galling bonds of
servitude! Never before did they so
deeply cut into my soul."
Mending over her he imprinted a lov
ing kiss upon her cheek, and she clung
yet closer to him in acknowledgment
of the salute.
"And yet he might receive you more
kindly than you anticipate, Ned. Papa
really has a warm, sympathetic heart
despite his harshness in enforcing dis
cipline. If you could convince him
that my happiness is at stake and could
bring him to fully understand the depth
and purity of our love, he might at
least sanction our courtship until your
discharge from the service can be se
cured. llis influence at the war de
partment may aid you. Won't you see
him, Ned, dear?"
Her eyes were upturned to his with
pleading earnestness, and again press
ing a kiss on her responsive lips he re
"My darling, I will endeavor for the
time to forget that I am a private sol
dier, and will go to him as a man to
man, In a manly way. If he will but
listen to me to the end he cannot but
see that I am worthy of your love, and
if ho will allow his wisdom to rule him,
he must see that I make no unreason
able request in asking him to fully in
vestigate my past history and to sus
pend judgment on what he may term
my assurance until he has done so."
"Bless you for that determination,
Ned. And when will you see him?"
"At once. As soon as I can reach
his quarters. Mount your pony and
gallop ahead, darling, and I will fol
He assisted her into the saddle, and
then turning to him with great crystal
tears in her eyes she said:
"May God go with you, Ned, my own
beloved, and may He move my father's
heart toward you. I will pray every
moment for your success, and will be
in an agony of suspense and anxiety
until I hear the result of your inter
view. Tell him I love you, darling,
madly love you, and my happiness will
be wrecked without you. Good-by,
and be of good heart."
She galloped away, and with a wild
ly beating heart he followed after up
the hill to the fort.
Going first to his own quarters he
donned his best uniform, and then, al
most trembling at his own assurance,
he crossed the parade-ground to the
headquarters building, entered the
hallway and rapped at *'ol. Sanford's
That sharp, harsh command burned
the bridge I>ehind him. Retreat was
now impossible, even should he desire
to abandon his mission.
When he entered the room the old
commander was sitting at his desk
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writing, and paid not the slightest at
tention to his presence. Cap in hand,
his heart almost in his throat, the
young soldier stood in the middle of
the Uoor for fully two minutes until the
officer had completed the letter upon
which he was engaged.
Had Brown but known the mood the
old man was in. he would have seen be
fore him the hopelessness of his errand.
Something in the official ranks had an
noyed him, and his temper was far
from being in an unclouded state.
" 1 Vet/, #«>/"
Uttering the words with a sharp,
commanding accent. Col. Sanford
leaned back in his chair and regarded
his visitor with a scowl on his face.
Summoning all his courage Brown be
"Col. Sanford. I am Richard Brown
of B troop, and I called to see you on
somewhat peculiar business. In order
that you may fully under.-tand—"
"State your business with me at
once. sir. and put it in very few words, j
I have no time to waste.
"It will be necessary,sir, for me to—" ,
"State your business, *ir!" the old ]
man thundered. "The only way to do J
business is to do it, damn it. to do it, |
and do it quickly. Come right to the
point. >.ot nnotlier word, sir, but
I'oor Brown! Ho had expected to bo j
'pcruyUWU w in to*
own way before the storm came, but
here wore the clouds enveloping him
bef'Te he had more than ottered a
sentence. Driven to desperation by the
official's blunt demand he blurted out:
"Col. Sanford. I am an honorable
man and a man of j?oo<l family, und 1
love yonr daughter, sir. Love her
with all the ardor —"
He paused almost territied. The old
officer's face grew livid with nitre, and
his eyes blazed forth the fires of his
terrible wrath. For a moment his pas
sion choked him. and ho could not
speak. Then, rising to his feet, he
"What? You dare to talk of love
for my daughter? Oh! you infernal
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scoundrel, get out of my sight before 1
kill you! Go, I say, yo\i audacious vil
lain, or I'll crush you as I would a
Seizing a sword that lay near by, he
rushed at the young soldier and would
have run him through had he not
hastily retreated through the door.
The grim old warrior was terrible in
his wrath. Pacing to and fro across
the room he raved and swore and
slashed his sword about, his face pur
ple with passion. Then a new idea
seemed to strike him, and pausing in
his mad march he said:
"Why, the fellow is surely crazy. Ho
is as mad as a March hare and must bo
looked after or he may harm some one.
What an old fool I was to fly into a
passion over the irresponsible ravings
of an insane man. Ha! ha! ha! ha!
Why, damme, 1 shciuld laugh over his
absurd fancy instead of wanting to
kill the fellow. Alice! Alice. I say!"
A side door opened and. pale as a
ghost and trembling in every limb, his
daughter entered. She had heard it
all. ami her heart was well-nigh
broken. Weeing her agitation, the old
man placed an urin affectionately about
her waist, and. drawing her tenderly
to his bosom, said:
"There, there, my little treasure,
don't be frightened. It was nothing
but a poor insane soldier who imagines
himself to be in love with you. I la! ha!
ha! ha! Isn't it ridiculous? Come, Sun
shine, don't tremble so, for the poor
fellow has gone and cannot harm you.
I will at once order his confinement in
the guardhouse until he can be re
moved to an asylum. Kiss your old
fool father, little sweetheart, and dis
pel your fears."
Throwing her arms about his neck,
she kissed him fondly, and, in a voice
choking with sobs, said:
"Oh! papa, dear, darling papa, would
you doom your little Sunshine to a life
of unhappinesa? I know the gentleman
who was just here. He is a man of
honor and integrity, and I love him as
I love my life!"
The old father cast her from fciin and
would have fallen to the floor from the
shock had he not clutched his desk for
support. Gazing upon her trembling,
cowering form he said hoarsely:
"Are you, too, crazy? Speak, girl!
Are you, too, a raving lunatic? What!
You bestow your love upon a worthless
private soldier! Oh, my God, this is too
much! Would you disgrace the honored
name you bear, a name upon which
there has never yet restcil a stain, by
lowering yourself to such a depth? Get
out of my sight this instant, and never
dare to enter my presence again until
you have repented of this mad folly
and are ready to ask my pardon for the
gross insult j-ou havefiungin my face.'
"But, father, in the name of heaven,
in the name of my spirit mother, listen
"No, not a word. Leave my sight, or
I may forget that you are my child and
curse vou! Begone, I say, this instant!'
Sobbing violently the poor girl left
the room and hastening to her own
chamber threw herself on the bed and
gave way to her grief in the most pit
eous cries and moans.
Col. Sanford paced his room like a
caged lion. Twice he sat down and
wrote an order addressed to the officer
of the day instructing him to place Pri
vate Brown under arrest and confine
him in irons in the guard house, and as
often tore the order into fragments
and cast it with an oath into the waste
basket. He knew of no military law
which made it a crime for a soldier to
fall in love with a pretty girl.
When her first burst of grief had
spent itself Alice arose, and going to
the stables mounted her pony and rode
awav over the mesa to the southward,
hoping the fresh air might cool her
fevered brow. On, on she sped, re
gardless of time or distance, until she
reached the head of a gulch four miles
below the fort. Down the gulch she
rode, intending to return to the gar
rison along the river bank—along the
path which she had traversed with her
lover but two hours before. Just as
she emerged from the mouth of the
gulch into the open valley there arose a
loid, savage yell that chilled her
blood, and a score of dusky forms
sprang up from the bushes and con
fronted her. Savage hands grasped
the reins of her bridle and savage eyes
glared upon her trembling form and
gloated over her terror.
She was in the hands of a band of
Mescalero Apache Indians, their hid
eous faces rendered yet more hideous
by great blotches of war paint.
While some of the Indians danced
about her in fiendish exultation, others
bound her arms with rawhide thongs,
and then, leading her pony in their
midst, they forded the Bio Grande and
moved eastward through the hills to
ward the Mescalero reservation beyond
the San Andreas.
A cavalry soldier who was hunting
antelope in the hills witnessed th»cap
ture from a distance, and pushing his
horse to its utmost speed bore the
news to the fort.
The tidings of the poor girl's capture
threw the garrison into the wildest ex
citement. Bugles blared forth the call
to horse, and every preparation was
made for the pursuit of the red fiends.
Col. Sanford paced the porch in front
of his quarters, issuing orders to his of
ficers. swearing and gnashing Ms teeth
iu his great rage and grief. In the
midst of his frantic movements Private
Brown, his face pale and pain-drawn,
his eyes set in a look of the most fi.cc.il
determination, stepped onto the porch
und confronted him.
"Col. Sanford," he cried, "you must
listen to me."
"You here again, you infernal scoun
drel!" roared the officer, drawing his
sword. "Begone to your troop at once,
sir, and get into the saddle, or I will
cut you down as I would a noxious
"No, colonel, I will not go aud you
tftttU hear me! Strike mo down if you
will, but your daughter's life depends
upon what I have to say."
Something iu the young soldier's look
UJAT r-uue'b ty&iuvrlV
nana, and allowing tlie point w ms
sword to drop to the tioor he said:
"Well, sirrah, what have you to say?"
"Thank God you have pcrmitu 1 rea
son to overcome your m«i«i prejudice.
Col. Stnford. do you not know that if
you send troops on the trail <>f those In
dians your action wilt so it the death
warrant of the child you love so dearly?
Has not your longexpcri, ;• -e in Indian
warfare taught you that at the tir»t
sign of pursuit the rod devils will
cruelly murder her and scatter into the
hills to save themselves? It will be
luauu. - *-> send a force against her
"Colonel, the ma ' the truth."
Capt. Colby. "I I.. Mes
caleros well, and I am very sure that
should they discover a body of troops
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on their trail they would quickly rid
themselves of their burden and scatter
into their hills for safety."
The old man shuddered, and in a
voice tinged with the fleepest anguish,
"Then, in God's name, what is to be
[TO BE CONTINUED.]
A THRU.LING DETECTIVE STORY.
The Fxploits of Two Government Sloutht
Told In a Pnbtlc IJocumcnt.
The government publishes a great
variety of matter in the course of a
year, from presidential messages to a
history of diseases of the gadfly, and
the variety of reading matter has l>een
increased within the last few days by
the publication of a real detective
story, with diagrams according to
This is the history of the sandbagging
and robbery of a stamp clerk in the
Chicago post office one dark night Inst
winter, when the wind was whistling
around the corner and the .sleet dash
ing against the windows. The story of
the crime and the vain search of the
two government sleuths for the crim
inal are given at great length and in
the minutest detail. All of this is con
tained in a pamphlet of eleven pages,
accompanying a claim of the late post
master for the amount of the robbery,
which he was compelled to make good.
There are a number of diagrams to
illustrate the story One of them
shows "where the K>dy of the clerk
was found," "the door where Miss
Jones came in," "the window where
the robber escaped." "the door where
the robber entered,'" and other minute
details. Another diagram shows the
postal clerk as he stood at his desk. but
fails to represent the robber and the
sandbag, although everything else,
even to Miss Jones' desk, is portrayed
Many pages of closely-printed type
are tilled with the history of the efforts
of the government sleuths.
"There were two theories to work
upon," writes one of "First, that
Robinson h.'.d robbed himself and in
dicted upon himself the in juries to
cover up his crime, or that some one
familiar with the office and with the
habits of Mr. Robinson bail planned
and successfully pr.t in execution the
robber} 1 . I called to my assistance the
superintendent of the Pinlterton agen
cy of this city, who rendered me every
assistance in his power. without cost,
to get some clew to the perpetrators of
the bold robbery. We have worked
upon every plausible theory, but have
failed to get any clew to lead us on a
The outcome of the work on these
two theories is reported as follows:
"The result of the investigation in
this case has convinced me of two
things: First, thai it was a bona tide
robbery; second, tl at it was conceived
and planned. If rot perpetrated, by
some one perfectly familiar with the
workings of that branch of the postal
department in this city, but the plan
was so well executed that up to the
present, moment we have been unable
to get a single clew that would fasten
the guilty party."
So the robbery remains a mystery,
and the thrilling story of the two gov
ernment sleuths goes on file in the an
nals of congress.
A Clftr Distlnetlon.
Agent —There are a dozen fraudulent
imitations on the market, but this is
the original, genuine article.
Retailer —11 ow can I tell it from the
Agent—All the others have their
labels marked: "Beware of imita
More About the Dollar Mark.
Teacher —Tommy, did you find out
anything about the origin of the dollar
Tommy—l asked paw about it, and
he said the straight lines stood for the
pillars of society and the crooked one
for the way they got their money.—
The Flu de Steele Girl.
lie (looking at his watch) —Ten
She (in surprise)— Ten? That's my
bedtime. I'm sorry, but I'll have to
leave you. Don't hurry if you don't
wish. Only be careful to close the
front door when you go out. —N. Y.
The Retort Courteou*.
Anson —It seems to mc that your ears
are getting higger and bigger every
Brown—Let me tell you something.
My ears and your brain would make a
first-class donkey.—Alex E. Sweet, in
Miss Reader —Isn't it lovely to be an
author? It must be so nice to write
something that is worth reading twice!
Mr. Rondo— Il'm! It's a great deal
more satisfactory to write something
that is worth printing once —Puck.
Then lie Went.
Pauline —I dreamt last night that I
wis the most beautiful woman in the
McComber (a bom idiot) —That's just
the way. Miss Pauline; dou't you know
"dreams always go by contraries?"— j
The l.inly'n Mistake.
The Maid—No, sir. my mistress is not
The Caller (savagely)— Well, tell her
not to sit before the front window
with the curtains opeu, then. —Chicago
The KfTert of (.rttint; n Lover.
Sweet Ann;', was. as nui'iy kuow.
A woman suffragist:
But vrhcn swot t Ai; T ii fci>t a beuu
« ' —'N. YV Vrcfe-
WANTS BETTER ROADS.
Sonml Iftcu* Fj[pr«M«<J hjr the Governor
of 11 tMichuirttn.
Broad, durable an ! convenient roads,
the great and important avenues of
interna! commerce, are the natural
outcome of advancing civilization.
The development of street railroads
anil the desire for physical culture
and pleasure as demonstrated by the
Increasing interest in the use of the
bicycle, by the cultivation of horse
manship and by the growing apprecia
tion of rational pedestrianism, afford
abundant evidence of the importance
of good highways. Towns and coun
ties are connected by roads, and all
our citizens, regardless of classifica
tion, are free to ei:j- >> tho privileges
they offer The highways are the
property of no man or set of men, but
on the contrary nre open to all persons
who see St to us - them in a decent and
] orderly manner
Our public highways, so called, are
main thoroughfares used not only lo
cally, but to a large extent for through
travel, and consequently the mainte
nance of them-beeomcs a question of
general interest being the case,
1 believe the aim of the commonwealth
should be to contribute as liberally as
possible to the construction and care
of highways. Furthermore, it Is im-
FRKDERICK T. UHKENIIAI.OE, GOVERNOR
portant that we should constantly
make progress in the method of build
ing roads, not onlv for the sake of bet
ter state highways, but also for the
purpose of giving advice and instruc
tion to county and municipal road sur
At present there appears to be a
irreat waste of energy and substance
in patching up road beds The tenden
cy in most towns is to expend their an
nual road appropriation in half re
pairing a lurge amount of highways,
without ever constructing even a small
amount of really first-class road.
We have already made a beginning
in the direction indicated, and I con
sider it of great importance that the
problem should be more carefully
studied, and that such legislation shall
be enacted as will contribute to a
broader and more comprehensive de
velopment of all of our public high
ways.—Gov. Frederick T. Greenhalge,
in Good Roads.
ABOUT STREET PAVING.
Probable Expenditure for the Next Dee*
arte Over a Billion Dollar*.
It is only in American cities having a
population of more than 10,000 that
less than one third of the total length
of streets has been paved in any man
ner. If the construction of new pave
ments on the remaining '24,888 miles of
streets in such cities proceeds as rap
idly as now seems probable, tho ex
penditures for this work for the next
ten years will aggregate upward of
81.000,000.000. It is doubtful if more
than 00 per cent, of the streets of these
zities would then be well paved.
All calculations of the economies
and profits of paved streets fail to en
compass the sum involved that is tan
gible in character. The benefits of
better sanitary conditions, with the
consequent productiveness resulting
from good health, the saving of ex
penses for medicines and the profes
sional services of physicians; the pro
longing in some cases of lives that
might succumb to the deleterious in
fluences inherent in bad streets —all
are incalculable; nor can be estimated
the far reaching results of the retard
ed development of a city, due to fail
are to provide good streets.
The common mistake of regarding
the cost of a street pavement as a mere
ly luxurious expense, rather than as a
profitable improvement, has. more
than anything else, deferred the work
of putting the roadways of our Amer
ican cities and towns in proper condi
tion, and, it should be added, has hin
dered progress and prosperity im
measurably. It has also had a mis
ihievous influence, when coupled with
false ideas of economy, in causing
□tore cheapness in cost to become with
i deplorably large number of people
the main desideratum when they find
that paving cannot longer be deferred.
A record of the failures that it has in
evitably led to, since the beginning of
experiments in road-making, would
tell about all of the history of paving
that is worth knowing. Landscape
t'xprrts llulld Road*.
All will concede that if our road
taxes were paid in money, and judi
ciously expended under the direction
of experts skilled in the art of mak
ing roads, much more could be ac-
I eomplishcd than is now done.—Hon.
I Horace Hoies, governor of lowa, in
' Good Roads.
Good Hoads Increase Wealth.
Good roads as well as frequent and
regular mail facilities mean a more
rapid settlement of the country and
enhancement of values, and a local
and widespread prosperity.—John
When Marriage I* a Fallnre.
Marriage is usually a failure when
the man thinks he is marrying an an
gel and the woman believes she is wed
ding a novelist's hero. —Chelsea Free
Hogg—Does your daughter play upon
i the piano?
Fogg—No; she works upon the piano
and plays upon my nerves. —Hoston
So to Speak.
i Stella—Ju#t look at Miss Desplaine
and Mr. Haldy over there.
Miss Potter—Yes; a romance of the
middle ages, so to speak.—Vogue
Not St range.
We sat together side by sltlo
In total darkness Yet I kno»
ITer Hps were moving now and then—
:,ou;ftow 1 fell that this was so.
"Men," said Sharpe, "may be divided
into two classes—knaves and fools."
"That's a pretty bright remark,"
said Uncle Silas; "any man who takes
you for a fool is mistakeu." —N- Y.
A Fln-de-Steel# Garment.
i "Your sealskin sacque is the finest I
have ever seen."
"Well, it oujrlit to be; it wus made
uiflc VO ttyP
Tho House in Which Washington
Wroto His Farewell Address.
Homo Interesting Tacts Atmnt the lite
tor\c Slrarrure Our* Oc.-upletl by
Ihf Flr*t I*rv«:ilf>ut of the
The state of New Jersey, as every
schoollwy knows, was the scene of
many stirring events during the revolu
tion, anil almost every city, town and
hamlet lias, or claims to have, a land
murk of which its inhabitants are very
proud and delight to point out to vis
itors. As in many other parts of the
country, however, some of these monu
ments, which should have the greatest
claim on the American 'people from a
historical p >!*»t of view, have been neg
lected. apparently forgotten and al
lowed to g> to decay and ruin. One of
these is the old Herrian house at Rocky
Hill. It was in thi.-> hmse that Wash
ington resided for inuny months, and
amontr other acts wrote his farewell
address t > the continental army The
house, '.ys the N'ew York Tribune, is
an old-fashioned structure, with large,
square room-- and low ceilings to re
tain the heat from the hickory and
oak logs burned in the big. open fire
places. At the time t'.iat Gen Wash
ington occupied the h >usc
homestead .nrrniv'oi.l»id:rc John
15e]:i^-rtrr<ir..'<>f the ohVst families in the
state, which at that time owned vast
tracts of land, obtained by grants from
clash came, remained loyal to the
American cause. and his house lieeamo
a refuse for Gen. Washington ou more
than one occa i:>n. The old Herrian
mansion is located about a quarter of a
mile from the village, on a steep bluff
overlooking the Millstone river. The
little village of Rocky llill is about sis
miles from l*rinceton as the crow flies.
Off the old post road and located in
among the densely wooded hills of
Somerset county it was unknown to
Cornwallis or his soldiers, and after the
battles of Trenton and Princeton was
just the place for Washington and his
handful of continentals to retire to for
rest and refuge.
Washington afterward returned at
different periods to Rocky Hill during
the progress of the war, but the hjjigest
time he resided in the Herrian house
was from June, 1733, to the following
November. This was just after con
gress had adjourned at Trenton to meet
at Princeton in the old college build
ings. and here Washington was sum
moned to meet them. Accompanied by
Mrs. Washington and a part of his mil
itary family. Washington took up his
residence in the old Herrian house. The
peneral and his staff rode daily over
the seven miles of road to Princeton,
where congress was in session. Gen.
Washington evidently found life ex
ceedingly restful and pleasant in the
Herrian house, and found time to in
dulge in the simple social recreations
of the neigiiborhixMl. Among the peo
ple he called upon was the family of
John Van Horn, a wealthy farmer,
with whom was staying at the time the
noted painter, John Dunlap. The lat
ter. in his reminiscences of Washing
ton. mentions the agreeable surprise
among the people over the pleasant
discovery that the great general pos
sessed a likiDg for social pleasures and \
could appreciate a joke by laughing as
heartily as other men. It was supposed
that. Washington was always serlou3
Gen. Washing-ton anil Mrs. Washing
ton were still living in the Berrian
house on November 2. 1783, and while
there th>_* general wrote his farewell
address to the little army of patriots.
Washington left Rocky Hill at the end
of November and went to Newburg to
prepare f >r hi? triumphant entry with
his army into New York. It is prob
able that he never returned to the old
llerrian house on Rocky Hill, although
he left l»ehind him many interesting
reminiscences of his prolonged stay
About tifteen years ago the land and
house were purchased by David IT.
Mount, wealthy miller in the village.
Later it was sold to Martin A. Howell,
of New Brunswick, N. J. Mr. Howell
made manj' necessary repairs to the
old llerrian house, but by the removal
of the great two-story veranda in front
of it, which was supported, as were
those of most colonial houses of pre
tensions, bv large, round pillars, it
lost its characteristic picturesqueness.
The architectural beauty of the old
colonial style of house, with its com
fortable, hospitable look, has been en
tirely lost and the house looks to-day
like many other fa.- mhouses, built for
use only. It is now occupied by
Michael Hines. a boss quarryman, and
his family. They revere the memory
of Washington even more than others
that have lived in the house since he
occupied it, and delight to show visit
ors through it.
Royalty'* Qu»r Fad.
Amoug the many fads of roy
alty is one possessed by both the late
czar and his brother-in-law, the duke
of Saxc-Coburg-CJotha, namely, a craze
for collecting models of ships, especially
cruisers. In the case of Duke Alfred
they are all of silver; there are some
sixty or seventy of them, several being
three to four feet in length, and they
form an imposing fleet in the long gal
lery in which they have been placed in
his palace at Coburg. Those of the late
emperor of Russia, while merely of
wood and brass, made up in perfection
of finish and detail what they lacked
in their intrinsic value, and one of the
last additions to the collection was a
model over seven feet long of the Ca
nard steamer Lucania, constructed at
cost of over eight thousand dollars.
A Desperate Coyote.
The desperation of the coyote when
cornered was illustrated the other day
In an experience which a Washington
farmer had with one of these little
beasts near Pasco. Being shot and
wounded by him it sprang upon him
Olid man and coyote rolled over and
orer untillio gave it its quietus with a
lilt Scheme for Revi»nß«.
••V»<lam," said the occupant of oxu
of the front seats in the main balcony,
turnine to the lady in the enormous
hat who sat almost directly behind
him, "this is a better seat than yours,
but I will take it as a favor if you will
exchange with me."
"I mean it, madam," he persisted.
"The man two seats behind this one
kicked me out of his office the other
day because I dunned him. I want to
get even with the seouudrcl." —Chicago
A Mimical Crltlclnm.
"What do you think of her voice?'
asked the wife of the man who doesn't
care for music.
"You mean that of the lady who Just
tried to sing?"
"Ah," he answered, with a sigh, "it
has served to forever destroy whal
might have been a most admirable
silence." —Washington Star.
Lady—Have you had much experi
ence as a cook?
Applicant—lndeed, I have. I was the
cook of Mr. and Mrs. Peterby for throe
"Why did you leave them?"
"I didn't leave them. They left tDC.
They both died."
"What of?" |
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