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A TALE OF THE
IN THE TIME OF
CN HOtDEK Ml AND V PARREL Of THE HESSED ttlH
REIMNO XJf VITH U2X1E, ETC, ETC
- CHAPTER X! Continued.
I count this une of the great events
f my youth, lmt there was a greater
although it seemed not so at the
lime of It A traveler on the road to
22aSybeen had dropped his pocketbook
oatainIng a large amount of money
$2J00 was the sum. If I remember
sightly. He was a man who, being
Jpjstry suspicious of the banks, had
withdrawn his money, rosters an
aoosced the loss and the offer of a
terse reward. The village was pro
jSoctitdrjr stirred, by them. Searching
sarties went up the road stirring its
iftsst and groping in Its grass and brl-
for the great prise which was sup-
to be lying there. It was said,
atowTTer, that the quest had been un
sstcrssftti So the lost pocketbook
tecaxae a treasured mystery of the
Tillage and of all the hills and vul
atys toward Bailybeen a topic of old
'wires and gabbling husbands at the
preside for unnumbered years.
By and by the fall term of school
oded. Uncle Peabody came down to
gt me the day before Christmas. I
&ad enjoyed my work and my life at
She llackets. on the whole but I was
33ad to be going home again. My
mrte was in high spirits and there
many packages in the sleigh.
"A merry Christmas to ye both an
the Lord love ye 1 said Mr.
Backet as he bade us goodby. "Every
8ay our thoughts will be going up the
' kEs to your house.
The bells rang merrily as we hur
a5ed through the swamp in the hard
We're goln to move, said my
9Bt&t presently. "We've agreed to get
at by the middle o' May.
"How does that happen?" I asked,
settled with Grimshaw and agreed
got If it hadn't 'a been for Wright
aad Baldwin we wouldn't 'a' got a
eeot. They threatened to bid against
3iEj at the sale. So he settled. We're
aroia to- have a new home. We've
Sought a hundred an' fifty acres from
Abe Leonard. Goln to build a new
. $euse in the spring. It will be nearer
He playfully nudged my ribs with
. Sis dhow.
v. . TWevff had a little good luck, Bart,
,. ' went on. "I'll tell ye what it is if
, i I promised.
"Idunno as it would matter much,
e continued, "but I don't want to do
xbj braggin. It ain't anybody's busi
ness,, anyway. An old uncle over in
v-Tennont died three weeks ago and
left ns thirty-eight hundred dollars.
ti. St was Id Uncle Ezra Baynes o
JaOnosburg. Died without a chick or
y afcild. . Tour aunt and me slipped down
k Potsdam an took the stage an
,vyast ver an got the money. It was
: asor money than I ever see before
; Six my life. We put it in the bank In
'iffctsdam to keep it out o Grimshaw's
; laafe. I wouldn't trust that man as
,', "an-as you could throw a bull by the
.' aflL- .
' 5t was a cold, clear night and when
we reached home the new stove was
rorpping with the heat in its firebox
anwf "the pudding puffing in the pot
arwsf old Shep dreaming in the chimney
awr-, Annt Deel pave me n hue at
v tap-fiwr. Shep barked and leaped to
" "y stmnlders.
Why. Bart! TouTe growln like a
' -Trertf ain't ye? ayes ye be. my
aint said as she stood and looked at
5eev;, Set right down here an warm
K ye ayes I Tve done all the chores
- How warm and comfortable was the
: 'Jeirold room with those beloved faces
j. i It I wonder if paradise itself can
- aeera more pleasant to me. I have had
0ie best food this world can provide.
KvShs my: time, -but never anything that
3 te with, a keener relish than the
9ddlng and milk and bread and but--
tcr and cheese and pumpkin pie which
. AsntDeel gave us that night .
Supper over, I wiped the dishes for
y-aunt while Uncle Peabody went
,to feed and water the horses. Then
r We sat. down In the genial warmth
'while I told the story of my life in
JmO. busy town," as they called it
tV mat pride and attention they gave
; , 3ftr fine clothes and the story of how
tV 2 lad come by them taxed my inge
...',1 amity somewhat, although not lmprop-y-
I had to be careful not to let
know that I had been ashamed
- s?e nomemade suit. They somehow
S&f the truth about it and a little
altence followed the story. Then Aunt
, '.' 1P3 drew be chair near me and
; w Cached my hair very gently and
TlMked into my face without speaking,
"tayes ! I know," she said presently,'
4- ? kind of caressing tone, with a
: of sadness In it. 'They ain't
y 1B!re .to coarse .homespun stuff down
Sitre in the village. They made fun
; ye didn't they, Bart?"
' 7 ', don't care about that," I assured
'Vm. M Xhe mind's the measure of
V . oan,' " I quoted remembering the
v e Senator had repeated to me,
That's sound 1" Uncle Peabody ex
claimed Avith enthusiasm.
Aunt Deel took my hand In hem and
surveyed it thoughtfully for a moment
"-.You alnt goln' to have to suffer
that way no more, she said In a low
tone. WeT goln to be more conif 'ta
ble ayes, Yer uncle thought we better
go West but I couldnt bear to go off
so fur an leave mother an father an
sifter Susan an all the folks we loved
layln' here in the ground alone I
want to lay down with em by an by
an wait for the sound o the trum
Kt ayes ! mebbe it'll be for thou
sands o years ayes!"
To , our astonishment the clock
"Hurrah! It's merry Christmas !"
said Uncle Peabody as he Jumped to
his feet and began to sing of the little
We Joined him while he stood beat
ing time with his right hand after the
fashion of a singing master.
"Off with yer boots, friend 1" he ex
claimed when the stanza was finished.
"We don't have to set up and watch
like the shepherds."
We drew our boots on the chair
round with hands clasped over the
knee how familiar is the process, and
yet I haven't seen it in more than half
a century I I lighted a candle and
scampered upstairs in my stocking
feet Uncle Peabody following close
and slapping my thigh as if my pace
were not fast enough for him. In the
midst of our skylarking the candle
tumbled to the floor and I had to go
bacL to the stove and relight IL
How good it seemed to be back in
the old room under the shingles ! The
heat of the stovepipe had warmed its
"It's been kind o lonesome here,"
?a id Uncle Peabody as he opened the
window. "I always let the wind come
In to keep me company it gits so
"Ye can't look at yer stockln' ylt"
said Aunt Deel when I came down
stairs about eight o'clock, having slept
through chore time. I remember; it
was the delicious aroma of frying ham
and buckwheat cakes which awoke me ; 1
and who wouldn't rise and shake off !
the cloak of slumber on a bright,.
cold winter morning with such provo
"This ain't no common Chris'mas--I
tell ye," Aunt Deel went on. "Santa
Claus won't git here short o noon I
wouldn't wonder ayesl"
About eleven o'clock Uncle' Hiram
and Aunt Eliza and their five children
arrived with loud and merry greetings.
Then came other aunts and uncles and
cousins. With what noisy good cheer
the men entered the house after they
had put up their horses! . I remember
how they laid their hard, heavy hands
on my head and shook, it ; a little as
they spoke of my "stretchin up" or
gave me a playful slap on the shoulder
an ancient token of good will the
first form of the accolade, I fancy.
What Joyful good humor there was in
those simple men and women enough
to temper the woes of a city if it .could
have been applied to their relief. They
stood thick around the stove warming
themselves and taking off Its griddles
and opening Its doors and surveying it
inside and out with much curiosity.
"Now for the Christmas tree,! said
Uncle Peabody as he led the way into
our best room, where a fire was burn
ing in the old Franklin grate. "Come
on, boys an' girls."
What a wonderful sight was the
Christmas tree the first we had had
in bur house a fine spreading balsam
loaded with presents! -Uncle Hiram
jumped into the air and clapped his
feet together and shouted : "Hold me,
somebody, or I'll grab the hull , tree
an run away with it."
Uncle Jabez held one foot in both
hands before him and joyfully hopped
around the tree.
These relatives had brought their
fnmily gifts, some days before, to be
hung on its branches. The thing that
caught my eye was a big silver watch
hanging by a long golden chain to one
of the boughs. Uncle Peabody took it
down and held It aloft by the chain,
so that none should miss the sight, say
ing: "From Santa Claris for Bart!"
A murmur of admiration ran through
the company which gathered around
me as I held the treasure in my trem
This is for Bart, too." Uncle, Pea
body shouted as he took down a bolt
of soft blue clothvand laid It In my
arms. "Now there's somethin that's
Jest about as slick as a kitten's ear.
Feel of it. It's for a suit o ' clothes.
Come all the way from Burlington.
Now get-ap there. You've got your
load.. r - s . s:
I moved out of the way in a hurri
cane of merriment It was his one
great day of pride and vanity. He did
not try to conceal them. w
The other presents floated for a mo
inenrin this, irxetiatible tide ot laugh
ing good will and found their owners.
I have never forgotten how Uncle Ja
bea chused-Aunt Minerva around the
hmifin with a wooden snake cunningly
carved and colored, ' I observed there J
were many things on the tree wmcu
nnf linen taken down when we
younger ones gathered up our wealth ;
and repaired to Aunt ' Deel's room to
feast our eyes upon it and compare
our good fortune.
The women and the big gins rouea
im their sleeves and went to work with
Aunt Deel preparing the dinner. ; The
great turkey and the chicken pie were
made ready and put in the oven and
the potatoes and the onions md the
winter squash were soon DOiun in
their Dots on the stovetop. Mean
while the children were playing in my
aunt's bedroom and Uncle Hiram and
Uncle Jabes were pulling sticks in a
corner while the other men sat tipped
against the wall watching, and making
playful commentsr-all save my Uncle
Peabody, who was trying to touch his
head to the floor and then straighten
up with the aid of the broomstick.
In the;mldst of it Aunt Deel opened
the front door, and old Kate, the Silent
Woman, entered. To my surprise, she
wore a decent-looking dress of gray
homespun cloth and a white cloud
looped over her head and ears ana tied
around her neck and a good pair of
"Merry Chrls'mas V we all, shouted.
She smiled and nodded her head and
sat down in the chair which Uncle Pea
body had placed for hef at the stove
side. Aunt .Deel took the cloud off
her head while Kate drew her mittens
newly knitted of the best yarn. Then
my aunt brought some stockings and a
shawl from the tree and laid them on
the lap of old Kate. What a silence
fell upon us as we saw tears coursing
down the cheeks of this lonely old
woman of the countryside tears of
Joy, doubtless, for God knows how long
it had been since the poor, abandoned
soul had seen a merry Christmas and
shared its kindness. I did not fail to
observe how clean her face and hands
looked! She was greatly, changed.
She took my, hand as I went to her
side and tenderly caressed it A gen
tier smile came to her face than ever
had seen upon It The old stern look
returned for a moment as she held one
finger aloft in a gesture which only I
and my Aunt Deel understood. We
knew it signalized a peril and a mys
tery. That I should have to meet it
somewhere up the hidden pathway, I
had no doubt whaterer.
"Dinner's ready !" exclaimed the
cheerful voice of Aunt Deel.
Then what a stirring of chairs and
feet as we sat down at the table. Old
"From Santa Claus for Bart "
Kate sat by the side of my aunt and
wt were all surprised at her good man
ners. We jested and laughed, and drank
cider and reviewed the year's history
and ate as only they may eat who have
big bones and muscles and the vitality
of oxen. I never taste the flavor of
sage and currant jelly or hear a hearty
laugh without thinking of those holi
day dinners in the old log house on
That Christmas brought me nothing
better than those words, the memory
of which Is one of the tallest towers ia
that long avenue of my past down
which I have been looking these many
days. About all you can do for a boy,
worth while, is to give him something
good to remember.
The day had turned dark. The tem
perature had risen and the air - was
dank and chilly. The men began to
hitch up their horses.
So, one by one, the slelghloads leffef
us with cheery good-bys and a grind
ing of runners and a Jingling of bells.
When the last had gone Uncle Pea
body and I went into the house. Aunt
Deel sat by the stove, old Kate by the
window looking out at the falling dusk.
How still the house seemed !
"There's cne thing I forgot," I said
as I proudly took out of my wallet the
six one-dollar bills which I had earned
by working Saturdays and handed
three of them to tty aunt and three to
my uncle, saying:
That is my Christmas present to
you. - I earned It myself."
I remember so well their astonish
ment and the trembling of their hands
and the look of their faces.
Its grand ayesl" AUnt Deel eald
In a low tone. u
She rose in a moment and beckoned
to me and my uncle. We followed her
through the open door to the other
room. - . ; . . ; ' - ",. . f
"I'll tell ye what Td do, she whis
kered, ' Mra iv em ta ol . Kate
ays ! She's goln to stay with us tTfl
"Good idee l( said Uncle Peaboflj.
J So I took the money, out of theh
hands and went In and gave it to the
Silent Woman. r;r-. vWtV: sTt:
"That's your present froo. '
cald. . .. !.-'':--;.v ?V
can I f oreet how she held mv
arm against her with that loving, fa
miliar, rocking motion or a woman
ho Is soothing a baby at her breast
and kissed niy cost sleeve? She re
leased my arm al.d, turning to the v. -dow,
leaned her head upon it sill an!
shook with sobs. The dusk bat .Lick
ened. As I returned to my seat by the
stove I could dimly; see her f ona
against the light of the window. We
sat in silence for a little while.
Then Uncle Peabody rose and got a
candle and lighted It at the hearth.
I held, the lantern while Uncle Pea
body fed the sheep and the two cows
and milked a slight chore these win
You and I are to go off to bed purty
early," he said as we were going back
to the house. "Yer Aunt Deel wants
to see Kate alone and git her to talk
if she can. .
"I dunno but she'll swing back into
this world ag'in," said Uncle Peabody
when we had gone up to our little
room. "I guess all she needs Is to be
treated like a human beln. Yer Aunt
Deel an I couldn't git over thlnkin' o
what she done for, you that night in
the or barn. So I took some o' yer
aunt's good clothes to her an a pair
o boots an asked her to come to
Cliris'mas. She lives in a little room
over the blacksmith shop down to But
terfield's mill. I told her Td come
after her with the cutter but she shook
her head. I knew she'd rather walk."
He was yawning as he spoke and
soon we were both asleep under the
The Thing and Other Things.
I returned to Mr. Racket's houst
late in the afternoon of New Year'i
day. The schoolmaster was lying on t
big lounge in a corner of their from
room, with the children about him. The
dusk was falling.
"Welcome, my laddie buck 1" he ex
claimed as I entered. "We're telling
stories o' the old ye.ar an you're Just
in time for the last o' them. Sit down,
lad, and God give ye patience! It'll
soon be over."
After supper he got out his boxing
gloves and gave me a lesson in the art
of self-defense, in which, I was soon
to learn, he was highly accomplished,
for we had a few rounds together
every day after that He keenly en
joyed this form of exercise and I soon
began to. My capacity for taking pun
ishment without flinching grew apace
and before long I got the knack of
countering and that pleased him more
even than my work in school, I have
sometimes thought v
"God bless ye, boy!" he exclaimed
one day after I had landed heavily on
his cheek, "ye've a nice way o sneakln
in with yer right I've a notion ye
may find it useful some day."
I wondered a little why he should
say that and while I was wondering
he felled me with a stinging blow on
-Ah, my lad there's the best thing
I have seen ye do get up an come
back with no mad in ye," he said as he
gave me his hand.
One day the schoolmaster called the
older boys to the front seats in his
room and I among them. .
"Now, boys, rm going to ask ye
what ye want to do In the world," he
said. "Don't be afraid to tell me what
ye may never have told before and I'll
do what I can to help ye."
For some months I had been study
ing a book just published, entitled,
"Stenographic Sound-Hand," and had
learned its alphabet and practiced the
use of it. That evening I took down
the remarks of Mr. Hacket in sound-
hand.' . " ' " "
The academy chapel was crowded
with the older boys and girls and the
tcwnfolk. The master never clipped
his words In school as he was wont to
do when talking familiarly with thft
"Since the leaves fell our little vik
lage has occupied the center of the
stage before an audience of millions
in the great theater of congress. Our
leading citizen the chief actor has
been crowned with Immortal fame. We
who watched the play were thrilled by
the query: Will Uncle Sam yield to
temptation or cling to honor? He has
chosen the latter course and we may
still hear the applause In distant gal
leries beypnd the sea. He has decided
that the public revenues must be paid
in honest money.
"My friend and classmate, George
Bancroft, the historian, has written
this letter to me out of a full heart.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Poor Widow Gives Mite.
They were only four sacks, washed
and pieced together by patient fingers
and .then fashioned into undergar
ments. Around the neck of each was
a crocheted edge made from the
string with which the sacks had bees
sewed. A poorly dressed woman
brought them iato the department of
refuge clothing of the Red Cross a
her "widow's mite."
"It Isn't much," she said, as she un
did the bundle, "but It Is all I had, and
I hope It will be of use to some Bel
gian woman who may have less than
; Dunner und Blltzen.
Editor Charles Hanson Towne of
New York looked up from a newspapet
account of the magnificent American
victories on the Marne. i ?
"Wonderful 1" said Mr.Towue, ant'
fcls eyes shone. , MOur troops art Ugh
nlng trained, and tnty do thunder ,
HERRING 111 EASTER!! RIVERS
Godsend to Mahy ; Who Would" Other
.wise Have to Pirrehase Meat at
Thirty-five Cents a pound.
Windsor. The "'Chowan, Roanoke
and - Cashie rivers here are teeming
with millions 6f herring which' - are
being taken and sold for from $7 to
$10 a thousand. This is a God-send
to many who have to buy meat at 35
cents a pound. The old fishermen be
lieve the large number of fish is due
to the warm winter, abundance of
rain and the .southerly., winds. This
was the case in 1890 when immense
numbers were caught.
'S. . W. Askew has secured enough
stock to build a tobacco warehouse
here. Work will begin on it soon.
The feeling here is that Bertie needs
not only tobacco warehouses but . pea
nut factories. Many farmers believe
that they are the victims of great in
justice at the hands of the Virginia
Want Deeper Waterway.
s Beaufort. In the river and harbor
act which was passed by Congress in
March,' Congressman John H. Small
secured the adoption of a provision
for an examination ' and survey of the
waterway connecting Beaufort harbor
and Core Sound. This" waterway,
which is known as Taylor's creek
channel, was completed a few years
ago, and has proven of Immense ben
efit to the eastern part of this county
and to the town of Beaufort. r People
living down the sound 'can come here
without having to cross Beaufort in
let. ,.t .
New Tobacco Warehouse.
Winston-Salem, J. T. Simpson and
Joe Glenn have secured a valuable site
on Trade street and have had plans
drawn for a modern leaf tobacco ware
house!; The plans are now in the
hands of the contractors and the pro
moters hop to have their -new house
completed, in tlmefor opening of . the
next leaf tobacco season. Local and
out-of-town capitalists have secured
options on the land with the view of
erecting another big warehouse, this
one to front on Eight and Liberty
Cost of Celebration.
Charlotte. Charlotte's celebration
in honor' of the 120th infantry cost
the people of this city $6,939.15, and
contributions to this fund by Char
lotte citizens amounted- to $7,416.85.
The balance will be kept in the treas
ury of the central committee, for ex
penditure when Charlotte's home-coming
reception for tne soldiers of
Mecklenburg county is held, probably
soon After the arrival of the.Eighty
, first division, which includes about all
of the Mecklenburg " and Charlotte
boys now overseas. -
The holding of a Mecklenburg coun
ty fair this fall, probably the first week
of : October, is assured, according to
information obtained from Clarence O.
Kuester, secretary. The decision of
tire Charlotte Merchants' association
to give liberal financial assistance, in
addition to their moral support, seem
ed to break, down the bars that had
prevented lining up the various agen
cies of this country, he added.
Granville Hosiery Mills.
Creedmoor.- The new Granville
Hosiery Mills company, incorporated
with a capital stock of $50,000 (of
which about $15,000 will ; be paid in
at the time of starting operations)
has secured a lease on a plant and
will xstart improvements immediately
with the expectation of being 'ready
to operate by the first of June. The
company has purchased the Regina,
Hosiery Manufacturing company, of
Haw River, N. C, and will remove the
machinery, etc., to Creedmoor.
Reldsvllle's Diamond Plans. -Reidsville.
The ball players are be
ginning to "warm up" and within a
Tery short time the season will be on
in real earnest here. 'Work on the
park and grandstand wil be in read
iness in due course of time. Captain
Guy M. McWhorter'is gathering in the
fold and promises to give Reidsville
the best team ever seen in this part
of the country. He and Manager W.
D. Stocks are preparing a schedule of
games and would be glad to hear from
ut-of-town teams who desire to ar
, Testimonial, to Heroes.
Statesville. A movement for a
community memorial building to be
erected in Statesville as a memorial
to Statesville's and Iredell's soldiers,
sailors and war workers was launched
at the meeting of the Merchants' . as
sociation by J. Paul Leonard, secre
tary. Mr. Leonard's proposals and
recommendations were heartily re
ceived by the association, and a num
ber of voluntary subscriptions to the
building fund were made. -Among
those , who endorsed the movement
were P. L. Johnson, who offers $500.
Fire At Whttevllle.
Whiteville.Fire originating in the
Formyduval hotel here completely de
atroye seven buildings on a down
town block, including business houses
and residences. The loss was esti
mated at between $15,000 and $20,000.
Origin of the fire is unknown. : It
had already gained control of the hotel
building when a general alarm was.
sounded and the "bucket brigade" re
ponded. Volunteers were unable,
howavtr, to cop with the situation
other than to save property on adja
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PARADE JWD REtu
WDmnin 11 s?MM .
Charlotte, Greensboro ,Brf
ory Were Represented i
day and night aa the We
ands of Winston-Sair 1
bers of the 105th ca.'-Jnea.
mous 30th divisioa left for d k
ixation at Camn jiuvBM aembil.
by Colonel Joseph Hvdl
Chapel Hill, and Major Georeti t 01
jy. or tiicaory, the. troopers
viewed during a grand parade bv r
ernor Bickett, Senator nv.n..:
other distinguished visitor3. m
The parade was followp , .
addresses at Piedmont park and i?
decoration of Lieutenant Prf
D. Sills, of Cohens, New York, by
onel Pratt for extraordinary heroiT
in action on the western front ?
was awarded the distinguished J
vice cross of the United States ha
ing already been awarded a simii
cross by the British. v
Following the review of the troopt
they were entertained at a pienic din-
ner, DaseDan game and other amuse
ments, culminating with a lunchPrtn ...
Salem and a street dance, while the
officers were entertained at a dance
at the TwhvCity club. Companies
from Winston-Salem. Greensboro,
Charlotte and Gastonla, with the sup
ply train from Hickory, were repre
sented in the companies here.
Secretary Houston a Visitor.
Charlotte. A member of President
Wilson's cabinet spent four days in
Charlotte and scarcely a half dozen
people knew of his presence here. He
was Secretary of Agriculture David
K. Houston. He was the guest of his
first cousin, W. F. Stevens, at 309
North Brevard street Mr. Steveni
explained that the reason for the se
crecy regarding Secretary Houston's
.visit. was that the secretary wished
to devote his time to looking up fam
ily history and records.
School Bond Issue Proposed.
.f Wilmington. The school teachers,
pfficials and othershave decided to
propose a bond issue of $325,000 for
enlargement of. the school facilities ol
city and county, and will immediately
proceed with the necessary steps to
have an , election called by the county
commissioners, . Last year New Han
over voted $250,000 for this purpose
and half of that' amount is still un
sold. The school buildings are de
clared crowded to capacity now, and
if compulsory education was enforced,
it is claimed that accommodations
for the excess students could not b
New Tourist Hostelry.
Rutherfordton. Rutherford ton is to
have a new modern up-to-date tourist
hotel soon.. " The corporation was
formed. . More than $25,000 worth of
stock has already been, subscribed
The total incorporation is $140,000. It
will be located halfway between town
and the Seaboard depot, on Laurel
hill, one of the most beautiful sites in
the state for v a tourist' hotel. The ho
tel will contain about 75 rooms and
will have running water, shower
baths. lake.' swimmine nool. tennis
courts,' and a baseball park.
Summer School Term.
Boone. It has been decided to open
the summer term of the Appalachian
Training uphnnl on .Time 3 instead ol
June 17. This -earlier opening of the
summer school is considered best on
account of the decision of the moun
tain counties of this section to begin
their public schools so as to get in
their full six months before Christ
mas. The summer term will be taught
for the most part by the regular teach
ers, the superintendent preferring to
use his own trained teachers.
Another Auto Accident
Payetteville. -Jack Crumpler, em
ployee of a local music house. iceS
rial in recorder's cotirt Monday a'
the result of injuries sustained W
three persons when he lost -control o
-n automobile he was driving on Hay"
street, The car plunged on to a
walk when Crumpler attempted to paj"
!it and continued for more thai icu
feet before it could be stopped run-
nine down Miss Mattie Martm.
school teacher of Godwin, a S3,v'0,
At. w : j9 lot tor's ntlie
- Arrested For Assault.
Prank Steed; two soldiers recently o-
charged 'from sorvice, were pie 11 .
j .!th sissaUH
aer Rrresi nere cnargeu -
Ing Cephas Bowman, treasurer
lolph county. Brown was placed
der ; $1,000 bond and. Steed $ovu.
The soldiers- will be given a P
liminary hearing m a few days
Treasnrer- Bowman, ww- ,Bj
painful wounds, alleged to hate d
mnieted upon ais neaa ny
butt, ot a heavy pisto1
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