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LeMars Sentinel (Newspaper) - May 30, 1890, Lemars, Iowa VOL. XX, NO. 43, LE MARS, IOWA, FitlDAY, MAY 30, 1890. ISSUED SEMI-WEEKLY. $2.00 PER YEAR H. F. DOW, OLOTIIING. FuiDisliirg Cccds, Els, Snoes, Tranks, VALISES, ETC., ETC. LeMars, Iowa, May 16th, '90. 1 sfifite s 111 i THE WHOLE UNITED STATES NARROWS DOWN TO U.S. There is a catch in that statement, but there is also a Greal Catch Is Our Goods for those who get them. When it comes to BARGAINS, WE ARE i THE FEOFLE. We are aware that the term "bargains"' is much abused, because under the guise of bargains many firms work off old stocks. WE OFFER YOU New Goods of best grade at prices a shade lower than are made elsewhere on goods that are old enough to vote. DOW'S D. S. ClothiDg House, .19m ^^M.::irorfolk, Nebraska. Tilt: JNAMELKSS HEJIOIKE. ONE INSTANCE OUT OF MANY OF WOMAN'S DARING. VIlBljt fi-om n Coiifedoruto J'rtsoii-Cor-rerpoiidoiita of Nortliorn Pnperfi Piloted by Soiitlicrii UiiioiilHta-Pllotol to Sftfoty by a UiilonlHt Mountain Miiid. In his book, "Four Years in Secessia," Junius Henri Browne, who was war correspondent for The New York Tribune, relates tin's story of his experiences wliile escaping from Salisbury prison, North Carolina, to Tennessee, in company with Richardson, of Tiio New York Tribune; Davis, of The Cincinnati Gazette, and one other, piloted by a loyal Tennessean, Dan Ellis: Early in the afternoon of Jan. 10 we hear five or six of the hostile cavalry are in advance of us only a few miles. Ellis immediately calls for those wlio liave arms to follow him, and away they dash in pursuit of the foe, while the rest of us, who are on foot and weaponless, trudge along the road towards Kelly's Gap in the Nolechucky mountains, arriving there just before Bvinset. That was the appointed rendezvous, and Ellis and his party reached there about dusk, after a long and useless chase, and we prepared to camp fCr the night. Dan went to one of the Union houses, a few miles distant, and returned with the informationthat we were almost surrounded by the rebels; that it vcould he necessary foi' the horsemen to separate from the footmen, so that in the eventof pursuit the latter would not be taken. All was activity at once. Tho.so who had lain down in the deserted and di-Isjpidated cabins of the abandoned plantation to which we had repaired were aroused. Horses and mules were saddled, fires extinguished and every preparation made for speedy departure. The cavalry were to move first, the infantry to follow after the others had gone far enough in advance. Eljis offered me a mule-Richardson and Davis were mounted-but as it had no 6adpo|iDg they' bad seen and ran up the mountain in fine confusion. After running at high speed for some hundreds of yards, I paused to observe if any one was following us; and perceiving no one, I called out, and wo all stopped; then reoonnoitered; then returned to our camping place. The fire of dry wood was still burning in the chilly, crisp air, and several haversacks and blankets, left in the rapidity of retreat, lay there undisturbed. It was evident the enemy had not known of our whereabouts, and had passed on unconscious of our presence. Toward evening I began to bo resigned to my new situation, having the consolation of knowing that the Separation between me and my companions would prevent the probability of the recapture or extermination of all of us. The fate of The Tribune correspondents was at least likely, under existing cirouni-stances, to be different. If Mr. Richardson were retaken, I might get through; if I were retaken, he might. Just before leaving the ravine the scout obtained some provisions for us, which we enjoyed after our long fast We then started at a breakneck pace over the ridges, falling every few hundred yards so violently that 1 marveled some of us did not break our limbs. Once my knee came in contact with the root of a tree so forcibly that it seemed shattered, and I did not recover from the soreness and lameness occasioned by the fall for days after. About sunset our party was on the summit of a ridge looking down into the valley where resided the girl who the night previous had guided Dan Ellis and his companions by a private path out of the way of the rebels believed to be in the vicinity. For more than an hour wo sat there, watching the house in which she lived, and seeing ten or twelve rebel cavalrymen ride up to the dwelling and' then depart in squads of two or three. At dusk we descended through the valley cautiously, and met her at the appointed place, mounted, and ready to act as our guidn. That girl, not more than 10 or 17, belonging to one of the stauch-est loyal families in East Tennessee, was known to all the Unionists in the county. She had assisted many true men out of awkward predicaments and dangerous situations, and hud shown herself willing at all times to aid them. She had often arisen at night when she obtained intelligence of importance, and communicated it to loyalists some miles distant, preventing their capture or murder by the-enemy. Ellis had known her from childhood, and depended on her tor information whenever he was anywhere in her neighborhood.. She had told him the preceding night of the presence of the enemy and recommended the division of his band, as pursuit was- possible, assuring him that she would guide the footmen, as she would him, if they would be at a certain place at a certain hour. The girl, whose name I \v\\\ not give-though I can state for the benefit of the romantic that it is a pretty one and would sound well in a novel-was decidedly fair, intelligent, of graceful figure and possessed of that indisjiensable requisite to an agreeable woman-a sweet voice. I confess I looked at her with some degree of admiration as she sut there, calm, smiling, comely, with the warm blood of youth flushing in her cheek, under the flood of mellow moonlight that bathed all the landscape in poetic softness and picturesque beauty. It was natural that almost any man of gallantry and imagination should idolize her under the circumstances, but "I did not. I gazed at her as I do at most of her sex, with the cold eye of art, and at the unvarying angle of aasthetic criticism. That scene was a good theme for a picture. The girl mounted, and the central figure, with some eighteen men in half military, half civil garb, with bronzed faces and a certain wild appearance, travel stained, ragged, anxious eyed, standing around her in groups, listening to what she said in a low but earnest and pleasantly modulated tone. She gave directions as quietly and composedly as a veteran commander in the field, requesting us to keep some distance behind her; saying that, if she were halted, we should stop and lie down; that, when all was safe, she would cough, and that, if she saw any danger, she would sneeze to give us warning. All' ready, she struck her horse, a spirited animal, and darted off at a pace that we pedestrians could hardly sustain, even running. Confound that girll I thought. "What does she rush along at this rate for? I have not had much experience in following in women's lead; and if this is a specimen, I want no more of it. We were out of breath, all of us, and had if alien BO often in our haste that we wer-B suffering from numerous bruises and abrasions, but she dashed on mercilessly, dragging us after her. I reached her side once, and told her to go u little slower; that we wia-e greatly fatigued and that some of us must fall hopelessly behind if she did not check her pace. She drew in her rein until those who had been nearly distanced came up, and then only walked her impatient steed for the remainder of the distance. - She guided us seven miles through woods and ravines, over mountains and along valleys, away from the frequented rOadsand paths, until we came to a long bridge over the Nolechucky river. We were fearful that might be guajded. So ^e waited on one side while she crossed to the other. If she went on we were to follow. If she stopped we were to wait on the bridge where we lay - concealed until she returned to tell us what was in the way. , Silently we crouched on the JErosty ground, hearing her horses'hoofs ring out clearly and sharply lapon the cold night on the planks of the bridge. But no challenging voice greeted our attentive ear. The bridge must "he unobstruct-edi we thought, as the hoofs grew fainter and fainter, and at last when they were no longer audible, we knew she was on the road riding toward her sister's house-^ as she bad told us she would-and that; her missioui^comiilished, we had partejl ^tb our fair guide {u^d would we JternQ| li'or ttie sa]�o of my romantic readers, if 1 have any, I wish I could relate the occun'cnceof some Bontimental scenes between one of the Bohemians and the nameless heroine. It would look well on paper, and road well, too, but, so far as I can lewn, neither of my fellow journalists exchanged a word with her the night before; and as for myself, my only feeling toward her was one of irritation at her extreme haste, and my sole words- "Do go a little slower!" Nothing like sensational coloring and sentimental glitter in coraposition. If I wore not a con.scientious journalist and a veracious historian I sliould relate a parting interview with the fair stranger mucli after the manner of Contarini Fleming's separation from the pretty gypsy. I should tell how I, or somebody else, took her hand and kissed her lips in the moonlight and saw the tears start to her eyes; how my heart or some other person's heart beat wildly for a moment, as that vision of beauty, more beautiful in its sorrow, beamed upon the wintry Luna lighted night and then faded away forever. But, as nothing of the kind occurred, I shall say nothing of the kind. I shall only wisii the dear, devoted girl the truest and tonderest of lovers and the brightest and happiest of lives. Upon her youtli-ful head may the choicest benisons of heaven fall unstinted 1 May violets of beauty and lilies of sweetness bloom ever in her pathway and fill with fragrance all lier coming days. What was remarkable about the girl was that none of the enemy suspected her of giving active aid to the Unionists. They knew she was loyal; indeed she d'ld not deny her loyalty; but, on the contrary, told them her sympathies were all with the north and her most earnest wishes for the suppression of the rebellion. She said what she pleased with impunity. She was young, pretty and in-tolligont. Everybody liked and petted her as if she was a, cliild, when she had the feelings, the earnestness, the convictions of a wonian; and, from her openness and cajulor, they presumed she told them all she di FRONT, OPERA HOUSE BLOCK, LEMARS. Have now their stock complete of seasonable goods. 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