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6 THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. [Copyright. 1905, by G. T. Ilmer.] PRIL 27, 1863, Colonel &. D. Streight set out from Moulton, Ala., on his famous ride through Alabama and Georgia which had for its sequel the remarka- ble tunnel escape from Llbby prison, Richmond, a few months later. Streight's raiding force numbered 1,700 men and was composed of his own reg- iment, the Fifty-first Indiana; the Sev- enty-third Indiana, Third Ohio, Eight- leth Illinois and two companies of the First Tennessee cavalry. The infan- trymen were mounted on mules, for the most part young, unbroken and very wild. The orders to the raiding chief di- rected him to penetrate the enemy's lines to the interior of Alabama and Georgia and destroy the railroads which carried supplies and munitions to the Confederate army under Gener- al Bragg, then operating In middle Tennessee. It was hoped by the plan- ners that this raid would put an end to Bragg's campaign as effectually as the work of Forrest and Van Dorn had thwarted Grant's overland campaign against Vicksburg in December, 1862. Just at the time raids ill the enemy's rear were the Federal order of the day. Stoneman's cavah'y was on a similar errand in Virginia behind the army of Lee, then stationed at Fredericksburg, and Grierson wits riding over the coun- try behind the defenders of Vicksburg. Iu order to mask Strelght's move- ment from the eagle eye of Forrest a heavy column of Federals, marching from Iuka, Miss., eastward, made a feint upon Tuscumbia. But Forrest was too clever to be thrown off the trail. He was a raider himself, with a reputation to sustain. Strelght's frst long halt was at Day's Gap, in Sand mountain, and when his rcar guard marched through the pass It was at- tacked by Forrest. Strelght prepared to give Forrest a taste of his own favorite game. "When the rear was attacked, the head of the eolmnn had reached the other side of tim mountain. The line came to a halt and faced about, with one flank rest- Ing upon a ravine and the other upon a marshy creek. All the roads leading in froln the right, left and front were strongly guarded alul two twelve pounder mountain howitzers placed in the center oil the road. Tile Tennessee cavalry, acting as a rear guard, was instructed to fall back before the ene- my's advance and pass through the line of battle. Streiuht's arrangement was hardly conq)h,to(l when l,'orrest's 1)rother, Captain "W. II. Forrest, (,har;'ed the el'ennessceans, who pronlpt]y gllvo w'ny and wel.o followed into llw Sup by theh' nssuilqnts. Then lhe wllolc Fed- eral Ibm arose from their hidh;g aud poured n rallld fire upon Forrost's ranks. Two Confederate guns Ol}CmRl fit elite Ill)on Streight's line. |lnd (Jolo- llel ltoddy's reghnent ('h{lrKed vigor- ousty, but was quickly reln[lsed. For- rest's guns were wlthhl ;{00 yards of the Federal center, and Streight sent the Third Ohio and Elghteenlh Illi- nois forward to charge the fouled ene- my aml capture their artillery. The raiders shot dewu the horses at the Cotlfederate gnns, and thost, were abandoimd, with tlmlr caissons, togeth- er with forty wounded and nearly as many dead trooper. It was nearly midday when the Con- federates drew off from lhe fight. Strelght surmised from the boldness of the attack that lm had Forrest to cope with and expected the nexL hlow uI)on his front. Posting a st.rong guard in the gap, i,e pus!rod on wilh the inIllI1 body to a crossroad six miles from tile bat- tiefleld. For once Forrcst wus misled. Two of his regiment8 were not up yet, and he waited for their helI) to dis- lodge tile enemy from the gap lind con- tented himself with a long range skir- mish until 3 p. m, Massing his four regdments, with fern" guns. he dashed forward only to enconntcr a tltln skir- mish line of Federals. win) galloped away without firing a return shot. Strelght had rightly Judged Forrest's tactics, for Ie was soot[ assailed on the flank by Forrest's advance guard. Hhl- lng rapidly on, he selected the next bat- tleground at tim crossing of Crooked creek, in another mountflbl pass. The eal)t]red guns. with tile alouniailD how- itzers, were stationed to cover tilt' road. An hour before sundown Forresl calrle on at the head of three reginmnts and rode up to within a hundred ym'ds of Streight's line. For three llom's the combat raged so close tbat at times the flashes of carbine and pistol lllmnlnat- ed the features of the combatants with It ghastly glare. Again Streight pulled out hls main eolunnL leaving the pass to be lmld by a handful. The captured guns, having become a useless burden because the ammunition fitting them lind all been fired back st its original owners, were lplked and left behind. Twice during tim night retreat Forrest's advance was ambushed, and next mo,'uing Strelght lined up his column for battle [,t Bloutsvllle. Forrest failed to come Up, and the raiders puslted on avross tide Bhtck Warrior river, where the rear guard engaged the pursuers in a lively skirmish. After crossing the stream Streigtt destroyed the bridge and posted sharp- iaootet's along the bluff. Forrest rode up at tlDe head of hls conlnta[id. "llDd n young farnt girl of tile region offered t t) lead him to a ford near by. The impetu- ous warrior took the fair guide up eu his saddle and hurried toward the riv- er, but coming under the fire of the sharpshooters dismounted and asked the girl to follow and point out the way. Suddenly several shots were fired, and the brave miss, who was Emma Season, stepped in front of For- rest, saying: "General, stand behind me. They will not dare shoot me." Forrest prevailed upon the girl to keep back out of range, but she said, "You may be wounded, and it is my purpose to keep near you." Finally they found the ford, and while Forrest was examining it the sharpshooters opened fire, and several bullets cut the bushes close at hand, one or two actu- ally piercing the girl's spreading skirts. "They've only wounded my crinoline!" said she, waving her sunbonnet defiant- ly at the Federals across the ravine. Instantly the sharpshooters stopped firing, took their own caps in hand and waved them, with three hearty cheers. Forrest's delay at the ford gave Streight time to reach the town of Gadsden and destroy the stores and supplies and to capture fresh horses for his men. The raider hoped to reach Rome and destroy the bridge behind his column so that Forrest would be baffled in his pursuit. A detachment of 200 men of the Fifty-first Indiana rode away to seize the bridge at Rome, and Strelght disposed the remainder of his force in ambush upon Blount's plants. tion. At that point the road ran half a mile through a dense growth of young pines, then turned sharply to the right through an open field. Strelght barricaded the road at the bend, compelling his pursuers to turn into the field. Behind a ridge he con- cealed 500 men and posted his sharp- shooters in the pines. Forrest had been caught before ly ambush and decided to take this with a rush. With a dash he chmred the barricade and rode on so rapidly that the sharpshooters had lit- tie time to ply their shots. Firing their carblues and pistols right and left, the Confederate troopers dashed for the second line beyond tile field. This charge also carried home, and the line gave way. Finding that Stretght's men were still undaunted and ready to dispute the road at every point. Forrest sounded the recall and allowed his weary troop- ers a night's rest. Strelght took adva,D- "THEY'VE ONLY WOUNDED MY CRINOIINE !" tage of tim lull and stealthily set out for Rome in the path of the detach- meat sent to seize the bridge. At Ihe Coosa he found that the citizens had run off tim ferryboat after his advance guard crossed, and he was compelled to nmrch to another crossing seven allies distant. Tlds unfortunate detour gave Forrest time to cross the river and get between the raiders and Rome. At last it became clear to Strelght and Ills officers that the situation was des- perate. The men were worn out and slept as they ,'ode. Many of the mules were footsore, and the sol(llcrs were obliged to walk. It was decided to struggle on and if possible overtake the detachment sent on ahead, but on the morning of the third day of this run- ning fight the whole command sank un- iter hunger and fatigue, and the leader reluctantly ordered them to rest. Forrest after resting his men on the late battlefield had selected 500 of the best and hurried on the track of the raiders. He found titem In their biv- ouac and quickly divided his force to surround them. Streight at once formed his line, but some of his men dropped asleep while under fire of the Confed- erate skirmishers. Botll leaders sent out a flag of truce, and Streight offered to surrender If Forrest would show that he had a superior force on the ground. Tills Forrtst declined to do, but h} answer to the questlou as to how many guns he had rcplled, "Enough to destroy your command in thirty minutes." Streight, however, de- cided to fight and turned back to his comnmnd. His officers Insisted upon surrender and thus ended the great raid. Streight eventually escaped from Libhy through a tunuel. GEORGE I,. I,ILMER, "Fortune Knocks ONCE at Every Door." The Stanwood Canning Co. has a OOMPLETE OA00N,NG EQUIPMENT of a Guaranteed Oapaioty of 40,000 Cases por soason, inoluded in oveer $30,000 of property interest. NO DEBTS. Our Stock for sale is limited to $50,000 This Proposition has all the elements of success. [xleriene, Capital and Push win every time. Well man- aged Canning Industries have always paid big dividends. " We offer you'a limited amoun of 8 per sent. preferred stock oz" a 6 per cent. bond, which can be paid for in monthly installments, with a fair dis- count for cash. The,money thus obtained will be used for purchasing fishing gear, steamboat, additional [machinery l or taking care of vegetables, for 'reetin'- ome newbuildings andfor improving a trap site the company has an option on; and for operating purposes.  .? The cannery is located at Stanwood, Wash., as close to the fishing grounds as it is possible m get.. In addition to being at the door of the sa]mon Wi banks, the cannery is in the cen'ter of an agricultural district that cannot be excelled for variety raised, and for tonnage per acre, of fruits and vegeta- bles.:.No better loeation]'for'growing peas. .... '. .-'', :'- - .~ .u-''-'Y' 1 ;!' Tile fish will be fresh from the ocean and the fruits and vegetables right off the farm, no time lost in either case--which means first class goods at lowest cost of production. Therefore the cannery has a better location titan any other cannery in America. ;:;,,  .-" '. We are preparing to pack at least as many oase of fruits and vegetables as we do of fish,of the highest marketable quality.- :    If you will enquire you will find that the average freight rate from eastern points to Seattle in carload lots is over $1.15 per 100 pounds on canned:]: vegetables. Tiffs gives the Stanwood cannery an advantage of more than one cent per pound over any other cannery,which item alone means a big. profit. If you will enquire further y.ou will find that hundreds of tons of fruit, etc., go to waste every year in therchards of Puget Sound for want ' "  d, of a cannery to take oaer of it. The detail management of the cannery is m the hands of Mr. John Walsh, who has suvcessfully handled large fruit an vegetable canneries in the middle states and for the past ten years has been connected with the salmon industry, tt Mr. Walsh is a man of well known integrity and as a practical canner has no superior on the Pacific Coast. = Mr. Walsh shows bis faith in the Stanwood Canning Co. by putting up tim most of the money and becomes tim largest industrial stockholder. Ladies are invited to investigate. TESTIMONIALS: In the Salmon Cannery industry a Chinese contractor knows what he is talking about, We recognize in, Mr. John Walsh a man who thoroughly understands the salmon cannery business; which is why we invest our money in the Stanwood Cannery Co. f h Ah Voice, L. Dan,Ohinese Merchants and Contractors.. This is to certi y t at Mr. John Walsh is a man of good habits, business ability and push. I know Mr. Walsh to be a thoroughly educated fruit and vegetable canner. I have known him for over twenty year, Sigend by S. B. Woodson, r712 Lakeview Ave., Seattle., G.L. Case, Clerk Municipal Court Seattle, A.P. Fredrich, With Carsten Bros., Seattle, J. S. Anderson, Mechanical engineer, 1919 Yesler Way, Seattle, L.S. Willrd, Clerk Dept. No. 1, Superior Court King Co. We ara in business to make money. First For You, Then For Us. See our prospectus. Address all communications to Stanwood Ganning Co., 335, Globe Building, Seattle, Wash. Officers and Trustees Prosidout--J. S. Brace, Manager Western Lumber Mills, Seattl V. Pres.--P. L. Allen, Manager Metropolitan Press, Seattle, Sooretary--R. E. Cameron, Pres. Great Northern Land Co. ,, TreasurerJ. M. Rya.n, Merehant, ,, Mauager--Johu Welsh, Practical canner, 20 years experienoe ,, TrusteeL. Dan, Chinese Merchant aud Contractor, ,, ,, A.A. Young, Tea Importer, ,, Shares $10 Each. Selling at 75 per toni. Of the par value. The Present is truly the time to harness thought to action. The prize will fail to those sagacious enough to recognize and grasp OPPORTUNITY. S [ HOW DUNWOODIE [000T lib SMOKE ] Copyright, 190e, bU McClure's_Newsmper { Dunwoodte liked hls pipe as well as the next man and perhaps a trifle bet- ter, and when he had settled himself In his bos'n's chair near the toll of the big bridge's tallest suspender and found he had left his beloved corncob and his bag of "Paluters' Delight" In his other overalls at home his despalr was so great that his head swam and he saw red clouds before his eyes. "it's the curse of the trade," said Dunwoodle. "Here I've been at the brush for forty year or so, and never the time but I was painting in the wrong place. If I worked on a red fence, a bull was sure to be In the field; if I'd been off on a bit of a bat, the boss would set me a-painting of scrolls and wriggly things till it seemed as If I'd got 'era sure; if I was dying of thirst, they'd give me the steeple of a meeting house to color--Baptist at that, more than likely--with never a drop to drink 'twixt me and the earth. And now here I be hanging 'twixt heaven and lhe East river--and the river much easier to reach--perishing for a smoke, and my pipe might as well be on top of one of them burning volcanoes for all the gohd It is to me. It's the curse of the trade." Dunwoodie laid on with a heavy hand. Well for him that hiDE perch was high and that the eye of tim boss was not likely to inspect his work crit- ically ! Just then, as If to add insult to in- Jury, there came a pungent smell athwart Dunwoodie's nose. Young Pitt MeCnbe was slnoklng in his com- fortable perch five strands to wind- ward of Dunwoodie--young Pat Mc- Cabe, the impudent fellow who had dared as'It Dunwoodle for his only daughter's hand in znarriage! .Dunwoodie's daughter, the peerless Pearl, the glrl Dunwoodie had been fa- ther and mother to since that sad day when her own mother was laid be. neath the sod in the ('emctery of the Evergreens and of whom the old man was as jealous as a hen with oue chh'kenl Need more be said? I)un- woodle looked upon young McCabe. a likely fellow enough and as bandy with his brush as old Miclme] Angelo himself, wtth keenct de[estatlon. He hated him all the worse because deep down In his soul he knew that Miss ['earl favored the handsome Irishman. McCal)e's pipe was considered the dirtiest In the gang. tie had the low of his race for a well colored dhudeen, and he snmked a tobacco so strong that it wouhl draw tears from the eye of a rotate. Dunwoodie had often iTlt ! I ease aspel'SlOlS upon It. But nOW-- now the odor which the winds wafted to his hungry nostrils was sweeter than the spicy breezes of Araby the Blest. Ite glauced darkly across the chasm of twisted cables and dizzying heights of air whteh separated them and re- membered some of the hard things he had said about McCabe and hls pipe and his pretensions. Now It seemed to him he would willingly barter his chances of heaven for a smoke of the same. "I swan," said Dunwoodle, overcome by a craving which made hlm desper. ate, "it would boa pleasure to mur- der you, yomlg man, if I could get pos- session of that chlnmey by the doing." Tho thought of murder seemed to glve the palnter much temporary Joy, for It sprang from the heart of a father Jeal- ous of the child who was his all in all of life saving and excepting the pipe of which he was deprived. Murder, however desirable, behlg out of the question, Dunwoodle resorted to strategy instead. It was hard work. But after clearing hls voice a few tbnes he managed to say: "I say, Mac, could you lend me your plpe and a bit of tobaccy? I'll retm'n them up at the house tonight. Swing It across on a string; that's a good lad." McCabe looked up iu anmzement. It was many a day since he had heard such friendliness In Dunwoodle's voice. "Tile fact is," said the old man, "l left my pipe at home, and I'm dying for a Sln0]C." "Oho!" sald McCabe to himself. "So that's where the winds are blowln'." And then he sald loudly: "But ye can't smoke my pipe, Daddy Dunwoodle. Sure, ye said I put it to soak In the tannery." Dunwoodie coughed and looked uncomfortable. "Ye said It would be afther ruskin' a dog slck, so it would. If I reckomember correctly, Mr. Dunwoodle, ye said I smoked scrap leather an' findin's." Hard blows, these. Dunwoodle winced. "I was only Joking, Mac, my boy," he said, with a feeble laugh. "Was ye Jokln' when ye said I touldn't marry the darllnt of me sow[? Ye know whom I mane, Mr. Dun- woodle." "No!" shrieked Dunwoodle. "I was not Joking! l'd rather see the girl ly- ing lu the cemetery with her dead mother thau marry a tarrier llke your' "Oh! All right, Mr. Dunwoodie. I guess ye were right. My pipe would make a dog sick, and It's not fit for the likes of ye." McCabe's brogue grew broad when his anger was high'. He llt another pipe and whistled "One Girl." As the odor saluted Dun- woodle's nostrils he grew frantic. He must have that pipe and tobacco! It was hours before he could descend for the nooning. He looked at McCabe, who was smoking away as if uncon- eious of his presence, and it occurred Io Dun woodie for the first time in his life that McCabe was not a bad sort of man after all. He was clean, sober --that is, reasonably so--industrious, and he had the best and sunniest na- ture in the world. Besides that, he loved Pearl, and Pearl loved him. And if It was not McCabe it might be worse--very likely would be. Dunwoodie cleared his throat. "Mac!" he said. "Vell!" "Lend us your pipe--do. I'm perish. tng." "Will ye I'ave me marry yer daugh- ter, Mr. Dunwoodie?" "I'll Pave you anything!" said the suffering one. "Put it down on paper?" "Anything, anything, If you'll only give me a smoke!" "I'll give ye me pipe and 'baccy," said McCabe as solemnly as if he were surrendering the dearest treasures of his life. In three switches of a lamb's tail McCabe was by the old man's side. Dunwoodie was clutching at the pipe. "Sign the conslnt first," said the art- ful Irishman. He had a bit of paper and a pencil in his pocket, and he quicldy drew up an article of agltee- meat. It read as follows: S.S.: vVhereas In the course of human evezte, I, Michael Jay Dunwoodie, being of so,rod mind and robust constitution, hereby dive consent to the marriage of my daugllter Pearl to Patrick MeCabe, Esq., late of the County Cavan. [Signed] M.J. DUNWOOD. P. M'CABE. This formidable looking document was duly dated, signed and sealed with a gob of brown paint. Soon Dunwoodie was In the ecslasy of smoking the favorite McCab" r,ix- ture. Then he noticed the younger man packing up his tools of trade nd making to descend. "Hotel Heyl What are you ui, to now?" he demanded suspiciously. "Go back to work, you young rascalr' 'Tin only afther goin' to tell Pearl the good news," said McCabe, with a quiet smile. And when Dunwoodie got home hat night the mischief was done aml a homemade wedding supper awaited him on the table. Trees Are the Friends of Mem All trees display constantly and broadly their nature and the mar.s of the class to which they belong. The oak, elm, willow, birch, beech, together with poplar, chestnut and pine. are among our native born trees, and hoe most familiar to us as the ancient land- marks, remembered so well in child- hood--the mulberry, olive, ilex, hem- lock, spruce, apple, pear and cherry trees--go to make up the almost sacred circle of friends so dear to us because they are monuments of other and hap- pier days. The homestead and its assocla0,ms recall all the dear old trees so fovlly cherished in days "lang syne" and so dear to me now that it is pleasani to write what I know of thei hlstcry, utility a]Kl wny tlDey 'ire wllua{Dle ,'is lumber or the more valuable n[echn- leul need which they meet. They all afford the human race a certain amount of reliable service and are the founda- tion of many industries. They furnish the ships that cover the ocean with white sails and afford easy commu- nication with all nations. The arts and sciences depend upon them for subst'mtlal aid in completing palaces and churches and all the gTand and lasting buildings which have dotted the earth with beautiful cities and comfortable dwelling places for man. And thus we find that the trees are really the steadfast and never failing friends of tues.--Exchange. An Anecdote of Hrignoll. " Though one of the most nervous sing- ers that ever went before an audience, BrIgnoli in his way was one of the most conscientious. He refused to sing if he did not .feel that his voice was in a condition to do Justice to the song and to himself. He was. a firm believer in homeopathy and was never without two small vials, one contain- ing bryonla and the other spongia, which he used alternately. His body servant, Barbagelata usually admin. istered the drug. On one occasion it happened that Barbagelata gave him a larger quantity of bryonla than he had asked for, but, like the faithful servant that he was, " ":'- he informed his master of the mistake. Brlgnoli was furious. He thought he was a dead man. He raved and storm- ed and swore as only he could swear. Barbagelata, thinking to relieve his mind, swallowed the entire contents of the vial. "You see, Signor Brlgnoli, there is no harm in the medicine," he said. "Ah, misery!" cried Brlgnoli, forget- tins his own danger at once. "You are a dead man! What have you done?" All the doctors in the neighborhood were sent for, and all had to testify that the drug was harmless before Brignoli would believe that Barbage- hta could survive. .i Asking Questions In Society. iL This from an authority: "Don't ask ak luestions; don't mention names; listen , occasionally, and you will find yourself n a society favorite." The first "don't" n seems to have been most correctly placed. There is nothing which creates s a pleasanter impression and which re- d ally leads to the most complete confl- a donee than the tact which listens sym- b pathetically to all a companion will s say, but never probes deeper by an im- pulsive interrogation. One learns to n trust such an acquaintance and feel In a his eompany a peculiar sense of secur- Ity that is very satisfying. Many of tl cur small attempts to make an Impress- is h'e recital are, we know, most vulner- n t ble. One or two sharp queries would riddle them, and we leash, as a burned b dtlld learns to avoid the fire, Just whom tl ze may not and may impose them up- on. The latter please us the better,