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6 / 00First Fight "  J J _  '1 ..... ..J A lVorf[efh .,[er,rar2/ ,   War ..Vory "" euys00urg ,-,t: 4-.*.*.**..-F-....-P'*''''''.''*.'-F THE CATHOLIC PROGRESS. /iN UNINTENDED ........ ....MARRIA6[ [Ortgtnal.] 'Do you think, father, that hasty marriages always turn out badly?" "Well, no, not always.' I know a Old John Harding's 00ney ,, rl [Copy gh , 903, by C. . w .] There ,as a buzz of excitement throughout ahnost a whole county be- cause old John Itardlng was dead and [Copyright, 1903, by G. L. Kllmer.] T daylight July 1, 1863, a New York corporal in charge of the pickets on the Chambersburg road, Just west of the town of Gettysburg, saw some strange men coming down tile road from the direc- tion of Chambersburg. His orders were not to fire upon any one approacling from that quarter, but to notify the pickets on the right and left of his post and also the reserve pickets in his rear. The corporal obeyed orders llt- eraly until the newcomers fired upon him. Then, soldierlike, he fired back. Those early morning shots on tile outskirts of a sleepy inland hamlet then unknown to fame were not neces- sarily the signal for a great battle. Neither the soldiers who fought there nor the generals who led expected a decisive combat at Gettysburg. The men who woke up the Yankee cor- poral's fighting vim were Confeder. ates tramping confidently forward,,lit- tie dreaming that their inarch would be opposed. They belonged to General Henry Heth's division, and the object of their march was "shoes and sugar." A scouting trip to Gettysburg the day before had revealed to IIeth the fact that these much needed commodities could be found tilere. On the heels of this first visit some Yankee cavalry out on a hunt for Jeb Stuart's noted raiders dashed into tile town and trail- ed IIeth's men out on the Chambers- burg road as far as the crossing of Willoughby creek. The enterprising leader of tbb cavalry stationed pickets along the creek and reported his dls- e0very back to Federal headquarters compelled the brigade to go forward In a half circle, the extremities of the line crossing the creek and cutting off the Tennesseeans, who had passed over. The Federal center closed in, capturing Archer aud nearly all of his command. The Confederates had been told that they would meet no enemies at Get- tysburg except local militia, but when the distinguishing black headgear of the Iron brigade burst on their vision in the depths of the woods they stared in surprise and cried out: "'Tain't no militia. It's the Army of the Potomac! There are those black hatted fellows again !" Cutler's brigade met Davis' Mlssls- sipplans rushing along on open ground and was split in twain at the first col- lision. 'lhvo regiments were badly "cut up," and Hall's battery was forced to run for safety. Fortunately the Sixth Wisconsin regiment of the Iron brigade had marched out of the woods north- ward toward the road and With two of Cutler's reglment closed in on Davis' men and captured nearly a regiment of Mtsslssipplans. The fight had gone too far to stop. Reynolds' men made good their promise to fight for the mastery of the woods and ridge west of Gettysburg at all hazards. Over half were killed and wounded. Heth'sk division got help from Pender's division, and in the crisis of the day Ewelrs Confederate corps swept down from the north and planted guns on the heights northwest of the town, which raked the Federal line lengthwise. Reynolds' corps would have been lost and Heth or his "'TAIN'T NO MILITIA. I.T'S TItE ARSIY OF TIIIC POTOMACI" lu Maryland, and Reynolds' corps of infantry hurried forward to Gettys- burg. The game was becoming Inter- esting. Heth also sent word over the mountain to his chief, A. P. IIlll, that the bluecoats were haunting that route. Heth was a fighter, and Hill turned him eastward again, with orders to go to Gettysburg. Arnlies are like children in wanting what the other wants. Lee had no use for t;ettysbnrg, and the result showed that he would have done well to avoil it. 13ut when he saw the enemy head- ing that way he thought it must be worth striving for. On the other hand. the Federals paid no attention to the town until they knew Lee wanted it. The Federal cavalry leader. General Buford, was as ready u fighter as Heth and held the grotmd on Willoughby creek until Reynolds rode up at the head of his advance division. Planting stx cannon near the Chambersburg road, with two short lines of troopers on the right and left of the guns, he resisted Heth for two hours. That stubborn battery must be overcome by Heth or he could not go to Gettys- burg, as ordered. The next move on the checkerboard made the fierce battle of July 1, 2 and 8 follow almost as a matter of eoure. for It is an axiom In war to push a fight to a finish once the ball is open. Heth sent forward Archer's brigade of Tennesseeans to cross rllloughby creek on the left of the battery and Davis' Mlssisslpplans to make a similar move on the right, while the brigades of Pettlgrew and Brockenbrough at- tacked the guns in front. Archer's men filed through the woods to the bank of the creek and divided into small par ties the more readily to get across. Some Tennessee sharpshooters climbed the tall trees lining the bank and made targets of the gunners of the battery. Meanwhile Reynolds appeared on the scene nnd sent Cutler's brigade, with Hall's battery, to relieve Buford's men on the road and In persou led the Iron brigade into the woods east of the creek, facing Archer's men. Reynolds was shot from the saddle by one of the Tennesseeans in the trees, but not uu- til word had passed from his lips to the Iron brigade to hold the woods at all hazards. The lay of the .ground colleagues masters of Gettysburg but for tile coming of IIoward's Federal (-orps to the field. The collision of two divisions of the blue and the gray had grown lnio a struggle between three divisions of each. and this, again, into a combat with two corps on a side. Ewll's Confederates had been march- i:lg so.ross the country off the route to Gettysburg when I,ee, hearing of the si{llation there, sent ii courier to the eommander telling hhn to go to Gettys- burg. but no to bring on a general bat- tle. lIoward had been called up by a courier sent back by Reynolds a few minutes before he fell, telling him to form his corps on Cemetery hill as a reserve to the First corps, then fighting along the Chambersburg road. But when Itoward saw Ewell's bat- tallons north of the town, with an open road to Cemetery hill, he pushed his batteries and regiments out on the plains beyond Reynolds' battle field to hohl off Ewell. The Federal front now had two facings, west and north, with Cemetery hill, the key to Gettysburg. in the angle. Tile instant the fresh guns of Ewell mingled their shots with those of Hill Reynolds' men were doomed to a losing fight. But they had sworn to the fall- en leader to hold on at all hazards. The Irou brigade cleared the woods westward as far as the creek and swung around north to face the road. This movement bared the left of the line to the fire of Brockenbrough's and Pettigrew's men. The Twenty-fourth Michigan on the left of the brigade fought at eighty paces with the Twen- ty-sixth North Carolina. The Michi- gan men fought and retired, fought and retired again, forming In all seven lines of battle. Nine color bearers were shot down. The regiment took into battle 496 men and lost 316 killed and wounded. The North Carolinians, who fought on the other side, lost nearly 600 out of 800 in action. The leader of the Twenty-fourth was cap- tured at the end of the fight and when asked by his captors why the regiment dld not surrender before it was de- stroyed replied, "We came here to fight, not to surrender." That was the watchword of the day. Cemetery hill was kept from the grasp of Hill an.d.Ewell. G[E.0RG.I L. KILMER. case where a marriage that wins not in. tended turned out very well." "Not intended? How could that have been?" "There was a young fellow (he was just nineteen years old and I'll call him Bob) who had made up his mind that his lot would be bachelorhood. You see, his father and mother had married young, his father had died young, and, the mother being only nineteen years older than Bob, they were more like brother and sister than mother and son. For this reason Bob scouted marriage--for him. "Bob was reading law. One day he went to court, as was his custom, to familiarize himself with the methods of procedure. It was a court of chan- cery. The case being tried before the Judge was a claim of a young girl to the estate of an uncle who had recently died. The girl was in ourt, an'd a prettier little piece of the Lord's handi- work never was turned out. At least Bob thought so, and he couldn't keep his eyes off her. It wasn't long before the girl (we'll call her Lucy) noticed that Bob was looking at her in a way that said as plainly as words, 'I ad- mire you profoundly.' She blushed a little, looked away, then glanced side. wise at him again to see the same ex. presslon of admiration. She blushed again, which indicated that she recipro- cated. At any rate Bob so interpreted it. "The maker of the will had left the bulk of his property to his only broth- er's son (we'll call him John Doe) and a small sum to Lucy, but as the broth- er had married beneath him the testa- tor provided for a possible passing of all the property to the oldest son of his sister's child, Lucy. As it would be unsafe to leave the matter long open, Lucy not being married, the will provided that if Lucy were married when slle came of age the estate was to be left in the hands of trustees for three years. If within that limit she had a son, the estate was to go to that son. "'tIow old is tP.e claimant?' asked the Judge. " 'She will be eighteeu,' replied her counsel despondently, 'at noon today.' " 'Is she married?' " 'No, your honor.' " 'Then,' said tile Judge deliberately, !I see no reason why after the hour of noon I should not set aside her claim nnd give judgment for John Doe. In case there is no objectiou I will ad- Journ the court tlll 2 o'clock.' "To see a fortune pass away from this lovely glrl was too much for Bob. He was an impulsive fellow, prone to de- cide and act qulck]y. With scarcely a nloment for reflection lie grasped wild- ly for some method of delay. If the girl could appear to be marrled, she might at least effect a compromise hy requlrlng her opponents to prove that she was not married. It was half past 10 o'clock, and her counsel would httve three and a half hours to devise some plnn. 13olJ as a l'twyer l{n.,w this, and, though the chance was slender, he staked all on a single desperate move. " 'Your honor,' lie s'tid, rising, 'the claimant is lily wife.' "Judge, attorney, speetalors, turned to Bob In w.o:lder. " 'Have you proofs of your marriage?' ,asked the judge. "'Not at hand.' " 'is that mau your husband?' asked the Judge of Lucy. "If ever there was irresistible appeal in a man's eyes, it was in Bob's when he turned them on Lucy. He could not say to her, 'This Is merely to gain time,' so he gave her a look which meant, 'I beg of you not to deny what I have stated.' Lucy's eyes re- mained riveted to his. What was pass- lng in her mind no one knew. She had a decision to make, and all waited breathlessly to hear it. "'Yes,' she said. "'And you,' said tile Judge, turning to Bob--'do you acknowledge this wom- an to be your wife?' " 'I do.' " 'Then If you were not marxted be- fore you are married now. I give Judg- ment in favor of the clalmant.' "Then, and only then, Bob saw that his Intent to stave off a deelslon had resulted lu his marriage to a girl he had never seen before and had neve spokenJto. "When the court was adjourned, the claimant, her mother and Bob went into a private room for consultation. All looked at Bob for an explanation. He made a qonfesslon of the whole matter. There was nothing to be done but accept the situation. Bob's creden- tials were presented and found to be excellent, and the marriage was con- summated." "And turned out happily?" "The couple have been and are de- voted to each other." "But what right had the Judge to marry them?" "The secret of that is this: Bob was perfectly well known to him as a stu- dent of law (for the Judge was a pro- fessor in the law school Bob attended) and had a very good opinion of the young man. More than that, the Judge saw that a nice little girl was about to be deprived of a fortune for the want of a husband. He knew I was lying"-- The narrator stopped and coughed. "You, fatherl You don't mean"-- "That I am Bob? Yes, I am. You should forgive your father for the lie, my boy, because you are Lucy's oldest son, and by it I not only provided for your being, but gained you a fortune at the same time." "Father, I forgive you. There are times when a lie is invaluable." EVERETT PAYNE POTTER. a search of the house had failed to re. veal his money. IIe was an old .bach- elor, living on a farm with his broth- er Henry and his sister Hannah, and it was known that he had been hoard- tag for forty years. He died in his bed without givlng an alarm and without leaving any message as to where he had hidden his wealth. I was interested in the case as a dis-' taut relatlve, while scores became in- terested through curiosity. We had to hire men and arm them with guns to keep the searchers off the farm, and there were many among them who would have kept every dollar of the treasure had they stumbled upon it. Where to search after the house had been fruitlessly gone over was the question, and it was a puzzling one. Put yourself in old Mr. Harding's place nd tell me where you would hide that money. Not in the house, for, fear of robbers first and a search later on; not In the barn, because the build- ing was liable to be struck by lightning and burned. He wanted to keep it away from his relatives, and yet he wouldn't want it lost for good and all, nor would he wish it to fall into the hands of strangers. That Is simply hu- man nature. It is a paradox, but it is human nature as well. You wouldn't throw it down the well, because the well would be searched. There would be the same objection to. sheds and stacks as to the barn. Both Hannah and Henry felt sure the old man had buried the money. I felt Just as certain to the contrary. He had brought it home in installments, and he would not run the risk of open- ing and closing a cache seven or eight different times. Much of the lost mon- ey was drawn out of bank two weeks previous to his death. Whenever he went to town, he wore a pair of boots. On all other days he wore a pair of old shoes, which were soft and easy on his feet. He did not change back to his boots as soon as he reached home, but only after he had returned from walking about the farm; hence it might be inferred that he had to pass over bad ground. The woman brought me his boots Just as he had pulled them off for the last time. There was dried mud on them. It could not be mud from the highway, because when he went to town last the roads were dusty. The sole of the right boot was considerably worn, and In a crevice I found a little sand. Again, on that same boot, stick- ing to the mud, were several blades of grass. She brought me the suit of clothes he had worn that day and for three or four days subsequently, and I fo{md eoekles and burs on the trousers and bile of rotten wood in one of the coat pockets. To the west of the house and half a mile away was the forest. To reach it he had to pass through the orchard. Between the orchard and the forest was a creek. On the east side of it, where, I judged, he would naturally cross, was a bed of sand. On the other side was a muddy spot, but with a log to walk on. The forest covered eighty acres of ground, and but little of it had ever been cleared of underbrush. in going from the house through the orchard and across the creek and back I got plenty of cockles and burs on my clothes, and had I made a misstep at the log I should have fallen Into-the nlud and water. Granted that the old man had hidden hie6money in the woods, what particulaY spot should I look for? The brother had not hap- pened to see him go beyond the or- chard, but on one occasion, when he had need of a certain tool and went to the shed to find it, it was missing. Two hours later it had been restored. It wits a mallet that he wanted. Going on tile theory.that the old man had used the mallet, I went to the shed and looked at all the tools. Most of them were rusty with the dampness. There was rust on a certain auger and on a certain chisel, but it was fresh rust. The point of the auger also re- tained some bits of the last wood it had been bored into. These bits I was assured by several persons had a beeehy taste. Therefore I reasoned that the auger had been bored into a beech tree. I had no doubt that he had used mallet, chisel and auger to make a hiding place for his money. The first move was to go through tile forest In search of what' might be call- ed eligible beech trees. I'marked off twenty within ten minutes' walk of the creek and then began a close inspec- tion of each one. I did not look at tops or trunks, but on the ground. There were plenty of brush and limbs and dead leaves, ]3ut at the end of two days' steady search I found chips and splin- ters in pawing around and then knew that the quest was ended. Never did a man hide his money in a safer place or with more skillful hands. The tree was a double one for the first four feet from the ground. Where the two came together was a decayed spot. It wasn't larger than a man's fist when Harding discovered It, and funguses had taken root and were thriving. Everything looked so per- fectly natural that.I was a good hour getting at the keyhole of the treasure box. Had I not found sure evidences of his work in a few chips and splin- ters the tree would have been put down n the list of failures. He did not in- tend to leave those evidences behind him. As fast as he cut out the wood he placed it aside, and as he crossed the creek on his way home he threw the chips Into the water, as I after- ward ascertained' Well, I have nothing more to toll. the money was found and divided so-, rdlng to law. M. QUAD, WHOLESALE CONVERSIONE." The Pttster'nnd Entire CongreKation Became Catholleu. At a recent meeting of the Catholic Converts' league held at the Catholic club In New York city the Roy. Fa- ther Albert Stroebele, missionary of St. Andrew's and Old Providence Is- lands, Caribbean sea, who was on a visit to New York, declared that the republic of Colombia was practically |n the hands of polygamists and told llow he invadeda Baptist church and converted the pastor and then the en- tire congregation. Relating the incidents which marked his arrival at St. Andrew's island and the coldness with which he was receiv- ed, he said: "Catholic priests were never wanted there, and they took no notice of me. I realized at once that the moral )lague was at its worst and that not a single government otfielal paid the least regard to the marriage laws. The champion Mormon of the lot, the prefect, tried in every conceivable way to drive me off the island. ']:he first #hlng I did on the island of Old Providence was to call on a Baptist lnlster. It seemed to me that therb was nothing but Baptist churches and ministers on these is- lands. There are six churches. The minister, Mr. Howard, after some talk, gave me permission to preach one Sun- day, and this I did, to his and the con- gregation's astonishment. I came and in my vestments and before an altar that I constructed out of a small table read mass. They laughed and thought it was the funniest sight they ever saw. After a few  services Brother Howard came to me and said he had decided to come over to the Catholic church. After I had preached again the entire congregation decided to come over to the church." Heed 'our Conscience. You can live without many thtngs and still be comfortable, but If you try to live without the approval of your onscience despair will creep over you as the shadows of evening creep over the earth at sundown* Rellgiou teaahes us to keep our faces toward heaven, as a mariner watches the pole- star, and to steer by what we see. To be true, Just, kindly, is to bring heav- en so near that when you die you have but a step to go, and that step wlll make you glad that you have sac- rlflced all else, but kept your faith in the true and the right intact. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE .:STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY. Howard Tilton, Plaintiff, vs. Es- ther Goodman and John Doe Good- man, her husband, whose true Chris- tian name s to plaintiff unknown, and all persons unknown, if any, having or claiming an interest or estate in and to the hereinafter described real prop- erty, Defendants. No .... . Notice and Summons. State of Washington, to Esther Goodman and John Doe Goodman, her husband, who are the owners or re- puted ownexs of, and all persons un- known, elair/ing or having an nlterest or estate in and to the hereiuafter de- scribed real property. You and each of you are hereby noti- fied that the a bore name ' plaintiff, How ard Tilton,is the holder of two certain delinquent tax certificates, numbered as hereinafter stated, issued by the Coun- ty Treasurer of King County, State of Wasningion, embraciug the following real property situated in said King Gounty, Washington, and more partic- ularly leseribed as follows, to-wit: Delinquent tax certificate No. B. 1766t, for lot 14, block 2, West Seattle Queen Addition. Delinquent tax certificate No. B 1V605, for lot 15, block 2, West Seattle Queen Addition. That said certificates were issued on the 12th day of January, 1908, for the following sums and for delinquent tax- es-for the following years, to-wit: Tax certificate No. B. 17664, for the rear 1896, amounting to 92 cents. Tax certificate 1No. B. 17605, for the year 1896, amounting to 93 cents. That the taxes for the following subsequent years have been paid by the plaintiff upon said above described lots, to-wit : On lot 14, block 2, West Seattle Queen Addition, 39 cents for the year 1897. On said lot 14, blook 2, 34 cents for ,.the year 1898. On said lot 14, block 2, 32 cents for the year 1899. On said lot 14, block 2, 31 cents for the year 1900. Ou said lot 14, block 2, 34 cents for the year 1901. On lot 15, block 2, West Seattle Queen Addition, 39 cents for the year 1897. On said lot 15, block 2, 34 cents for the year 1898. On said lot 15, block 9, 32 Gents for the year 1899. On said lot 1, bloeg 2, 31 cents for the year 1900. On said lot 15, blook 2, 34 cents for the year 1901. Whioh several sums bear Interest at the rate of 15 per oen perannum from said date of payment and are all the unpaid aud unredeemed taxes upon and against said real property You and eaoh of you, (including said persons, unknown, if any) are ilereby further notified aud summoned to be and appear withip sixty days ,xf- ter the service of thfs notioe, exolu- sire of the day of first publication, to- wit, within sixty (60) days after the 8th day of My, 1908, in the above en- titled Oourt and action, and defend this aotion and answer the oomplaint of said plaintiff and serve a oopy of your answer on the undersigned attor- ney for plaintiff at his office below stated, or pay the amounts, together witl p0nalty, interest and Goats. In Pacific Coast Steamship Company Owning and Operating a Full Fleet et FIRST CLASS STEASHIP Between-- Alaska, Washington, Oregon, CaIifornia, a ad Mexico. 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ALL POSTItUtST TAK SUBSCmFT}ON ....... .... = - :ia-,-D ease you fail so to do, judgment will be rendered against you and against each paroel of said real property for the sums and amounts due upon and oharged against eaoh, including Goats, ordering a sale-of eaoh parcel of said pro]erty for the satisfaotion of the sums charged and found against it re. speetively as provided by law. HOWARD TILTON Plaintiff. w. T SOOTT, , ( Prosecuting Attorney, and JOHN O. MURPHY, Deputy, Attorney for Plaintiff. Ofltoe address, 501 and 506 Mari Blook, Seattle, Wash. Date of first publication, ay 8, -