The Meridian Tribune (Meridian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 19, Ed. 1 Friday, October 13, 1922 Page: 3 of 16
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THE MERIDIAN TRIBUNE
Up the James rode Erskine, hiding
In the wood's by day and slipping cau-
tiously along the sandy road by night,
circling about Tarietons campfi'res,
or dashing at full speed past some
careless sentinel. Often he was fired
at. often chased, but with a clear road
in front of him he had no fear Of
capture. On the third morning he
came upon a ragged sentinel—an
American. Ten minutes later he got
Jus first glimpse of Lafayette, and
then he was hailed joyfully by none
«ther than Dave \andell, Capt. Dave
YandelU shorn of his woodsman's
■dm,s and panoplied in the trappings
ComwaWfs was coming: on. The
boy, he wrote, cannot escape me. But
the boy—Lafayette—did, and in time
pursued and forced the Englishman
into a cul-de-sac. "I have given hi*
lordship the disgrace of a retreat,"
;said Lafayette. eVnd so—Yorktown !
Late in August came the message
that put Washington's great "soul in
.airms." Rochambeau had landed six
thousand soldiers in Connecticut, and
now Count de Grasse and a French
lleet had sailed for the Chesapeake.
<5eneral Washington at once resbi\eci
to camouHave. He laid out camps os-
tentation y opposite New York and in
plain sight of the enemy. He made a
feigned attack on their posts. Ro-
chambeau moved south and reached
i he Delaware before the British
.grasped the Yankee trick. Then it
was too late. The windows of Phil-
adelphia were filled wltn ladies wav-
ing handkerchiefs and crying bravoes
when the tattered Continentals, their
elothes thick with d sst but hats
.plumed with sprigs of green, marched
through amid their torn battle flags
and rumbling cannon. Behind fol-
lowed the French in "gay white uni-
forms faced with green," and martial
music throbbed the air. Down the
Chesapeake they went in transports
and were concentrated at Williams-
burg before the close of September.
Cornwallis had erected works against
the boy, for he knew nothing of Wash-
ington and Count de Grasse, nor Mad
Anthony and General Nelson, who
twere south of the James to prevent
escape into North Carolina,
"To your goodness," the boy wrote
to Washington, "I am owning the most
beautiful prospect I may ever behold."
Then came De Grasse, who drove
oil the British fleet, and the mouth
iof the net was closed.
Cornwallis heard the cannon and
sent Clinton to appeal for help, but
the answer was Washington himself
at the head of his army. And then
the joyous march.
M,Tis our first campaign!" cried
the French gayly, and the Continen-
tals joyfully answered:
44 'Tis our last!"
At Williamsburg the allies gathered,
■ and with Washington's army came
Colonel Dale, now a general, and
young Capt. Harry Dale, who had
bi'ought news from Philadelphia that
was of great interest to Erskine Dale.
In that town Dane Grey nad been a
close intimate of Andre, and that in-
timacy had been the cause of much
speculation since. He had told Dave
of bis mother and Early Morn, and
Dave had told him gravely that he
must go get them after the campaign
was over and bring them to the fort
;tn Kentucky. If Early Morn still re-
fused to come, then he must bring
his mother, and he reckoned grimly
that no mouth would open in a word
that could offfend her. Erskine also
told of Red Oaks and Dane Grey, but
Dave must tell nothing to the Dales—
not yet, if ever.
They marched next morning at day-
break. At sunset of the second day
they bivouacked within two miles of
Yorktown and the siege began. The
.allied line was a crescent, with each
tip resting on the water—Lafayette
commanding the Americans on the
right, the French on the left under
Rochambeau. De Grasse, with his
fleet, was in the bay to cut off ap-
proach by water. Washington him-
self put the match to .the first gun,
and the mutual cannonade of three
or four days began. The scene was
"sublime and stupendous."
Two British men-of-war lying in the
river were struck with hot shot and
set on fire, and the result was full of
terrible grapdeur. The sails caught
and the flames ran to the tops of the
masts, resembling immense torches.
One fled like a mountain of fire to-
ward the bay and was burned to the
And then the surrender:
The day was the 19th or* October.
The victors were drawn up in two
lines a mile long on the right and
3eft of a road that ran through the
autumn fields south of Yorktown.
Washington stood at the head of his
army on the right, Rochambeau at the
head of the French on the left. Be-
hind on both sides was a great crowd
of people to watch the ceremony.
Slowly out of Yorktown marched the
British colors, cased drums beating
a significant English air:
"The world turned topsyturvy."
Lord Cornwallis was sick. General
O'Hara bore my lord's sword. As he
iapproached, Washington saluted and
pointed to General Lincoln, who had
been treated with indignity at Charles-
*oti. O'Hara handed the sword to
Lincoln. Lincoln at once handed It
back and the surrender was over.
Between the lines the British marched
on and stacked arms in a nearby field.
Some of them threw their muskets on
the ground, and a British colonel bit
the hilt of his sword from rage.
As Tarleton's legion went by, three
pairs of eyes watched eagerly for one
By John Fox, Jr.
Copyright By Charles Scribner's Son's
face, but neither Harry nor Capt.
Dave Yandell saw Dane Grey—nor
did Erskine Dale.
To Hurry and Dave, Dane Grey's
absence was merely a mystery—to
Erskine it brought foreboding and
sickening fear. General Dale's wound
having opened afresh, made traveling
impossible, and Harry had a slight
bayonet thrust i:x the shoulder. Ers-
kine determined to save them all the
worry possible and to act now as the
head of the family himself. He an-
nounced that he must go straight
back at once to Kentucky and Cap-
tain (lark. Harry stormed unavail-
ing! v and General Dale pleaded with
Iditi to stay, but gave reluctant leave.
To Dave he told his fears and Dave
vei e nently declared he, too, would go
along, but Erskine would not hear of
if . hd set forth alone.
Slowly enough he started, but with
■very mile suspicion and fear grew
i fie faster and he quickened Firefly's
pace. The distance to Williamsburg
was soon covered, and skirting the
town, he went on swiftly for Red
Oaks. Suppose he were too late, but
even If he were not too late, what
should he do, what could he do? Fire-
fly was sweeping Into a little hollow
now, and above the beating of her
hoofs In the sandy road, a clink of
metal reached his ears beyond the
low hill ahead, and Erskine swerved
aside into the bushes. Some one was
coming, and apparently out of the red
ball of the sun hanging over that hill
sprang a horseman at a dead run—
"Stop!" Erskine cried, but the ne-
gro came thundering on, as though
he meant to ride down anything in
his way. Firefly swerved aside, and
Ephraim shot by, pulling in with both
hands and shouting: "Marse Erskine!
Yassuh, yassuh! Thank Gawd you'se
come." When he wheeled he came
back at a gallop—nor did he stop.
'^Come on, l^tarse Erskine!" he cried.
"No time to waste. Come on, suh!"
With a f~w leaps Firefly was
abreast, and .neck and neck they ran,
Two British Men-of-War Lying in the
River Were Struck With Hot Shot
and Set on Fire.
while the darky's every word con-
firmed the instinct and reason that
had led Erskine where he was.
"Yassuh, Miss Barbary gwine to
run away wid dat mean white man.
Yassuh, dis very night."
"When did he get here?"
"Dis mawnin'. He been pesterin'
her an' pleadin' wid her all day an'
she been cryin' her heart out, but
mammy say she's gwine wid him.
'Pears like she can't he'p herse'f."
"Is he alone?"
"No, suh, he got an orflcer an' four
sojers wid him."
"How did they get away?"
"He say as how dey was on a scout-
in' party an' 'scaped."
"Does he know that Cornwallis has
"Oh, yassuh, he tol' Miss Barbary
dat. Dat's why he says he got to git
away right now an' she got to go wid
him right now."
"Did he say anything about General
Dale and Mr. Harry?"
"Yassuh, he say dat dey's all right
an' dat dey an' you will be hot on his
tracks. Dat's why mammy tol' me to
ride like de debbil an' hurry you on,
suh. Dis arternoon," the negro went
on, "he went ovah to dat cabin I tol'
you "bout an' got dat American uni-
form. He gwine to tell folks on de
way dat dem udders is ids prisoners
an' he takin' dem to Richmond. Den
dey gwine to sep'rate an' he an' Miss
Barbary gwine to git married some-
whur on de way an' dey goin' on an'
sail fer England, fer he say if he git
captured folks'll won't let him be
prisoner o' war—dey'll jes up au'
shoot him. An' dat skeer Miss Bar-
bary mos' to death an' he'p make her
go wid him. Mammy heah'd ever'
word dey say."
Erskine's brain was working fast,
but no plan would come. They would
be six against him, but no matter—he
urged Firefly on. The red ball from
which Ephraim had leaped had gone
, down now. The chill autumn dark-
ness was settling, but the moon waa
rising full and glorious over the black
expanse of trees when the lights of
Red Oaks first twinkled ahead.
The negro turned from the road
through a gate, and Erskine heard
the thud of his horse's hoofs across
the meadow turf. He rode ca slow-
ly, hitched Firefly as close to the edge
of the road as was safe, and crept to
the edge of the garden, where he
could peer through the hedge. The
hall door was open and the hallway
lighted; so Whs the dining room; and'
there were lights in Barbara's room.
There were no noises, not even of ani-
mal life, and no figures moving about
or in the house. What could he do?
One thing at least, no matter what
happened to hirn—he could number
Dane Grey's days and make this night
his last on earth. It would probably
be his own last- night, too. Impa-
tiently he crawled back to the edge of
the road. More quickly than he ex-
pected, he saw Ephraim's figure slip-
ping through the shadows toward him.
"Dey's jus' through supper," he re-
ported. "Miss Barbary didn't eat wid
'em. She's up in her room. Dat ud-
der orflcer been stormin' at Marse
Grey an' hurryln' him up. Mammy
been holdin' de little missus back all
she can. She say she got to make
like she heppin' her pack."
"Ephraim," said Erskine quickly,
"go tell Mr. Grey that one of his men
wants to see hirn right away at the
sundial. When he starts down the
path you run around the hedge and
be on hand in the bushes."
"Yassuh," and the boy showed his
teeth in a comprehending smile. It
was not long before he saw Grey's
tall figure easily emerge from the hall
door and stop full in the light. He
saw Ephraim slip around the corner
and Grey move to the end of the
porch, doubtless in answer to the
black boy's whispered summons. For
a moment the two figures were mo-
tionless and then Erskine began to
tingle acutely from head to foot. Grey
came swiftly down the great path,
which was radiant with moonlight.
As Grey neared the dial Erskine
moved toward him, keeping in a dark
shadow, but Grey saw him and called
in a low tone but sharply:
"Well, what is it?" With two paces
more Erskine stepped out into the
moonlight with his cocked pistol at
"This," he said quietly. "Make no
noise—and don't move." Grey was
startled, but he caught his control in-
stantly and without fear.
"5Tou are a brave man, Mr. Grey,
and so, for that matter, is—Benedict
"Captain Grey," corrected Grey in-
"I do not recognize your rank. To
me you are merely Traitor Grey."
"You are entitled to unusual free-
dom of speech—under the circum-
"I shall grant you the same free-
dom," Erskine replied quickly—"in a
moment. Twice you have said that
you would fight me with anything, any
time, any place." Grey bowed slight-
ly. "I shall ask you to make those
words good and I shall accordingly
choose the weapons." Grey bowed
again. "Ephraim!" The boy stepped
from the thicket.
"Ah," breathed Grey, "that black
"Ain' you gwine to shoot him,
"Ephraim!" said Erskine, "slip into
the hall very quietly and bring me the
two rapiers on the wall."
Erskine addressed Grey. "I know
more of your career than you think,
Grey. You have been a spy as well
as a traitor. And now you are crown-
ing your infamy by weaving some
spell over my cousin and trying to
carry her away in the absence of her
father and brother, to what unliappi-
ness God only can know. I can hardly
hope that you appreciate the honor
I am doing you."
"Not as much sis I appreciate your
courage and the risk you are taking."
"The risk is perhaps less than you
"You have not been idle?"
"I have learned more of my fa-
ther's swords than I knew when we
used them last."
"I am glad—It will be more inter-
esting." Erskine looked toward the
house and moved impatiently.
"My brother officer has dined too
well," noted Grey placidly, "and the
rest of my—er—retinue are gambling.
We are quite secure."
"Ah !" • Erskine breathed—he had
seen the black boy run dowu the steps
with something under one arm and
presently Ephraim was in the shadow
of the thicket:
"Give one to Mr. Grey, Ephraim,
and the other to me. I believe you
said on that other occasion that there
was no choice of blades?"
"Quite right." Grey answered, skill-
fully testing his bit of; steel.
"Keep well out of the way, Bph-
raim," warned Erskine, "and take this
pistol. You may need it, if 1 am
worsted, to protect yourseif."
"Indeed, yes," returned Grey, "and
kindly instruct him not to use it to
protect you." For answer Erskine
sprang from the shadow-t discarding
"En garde!" he called sieruly.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
HONEYCOMB COILS IN
Third Regenerative Circuit Ar-
rangement Is by Electro-
In making a receiving set over into
a regenerative circuit, the DeForest
honeycomb colls are very well adapte'd
to a circuit arrangement as shown in
Figure N. One coil is used as a pri-
mary, a second coil as a secondary,
and a third as a tickler or plate in-
When mounted in a set the second-
ary is placed in the center and the
primary and tickler coils on the out-
side in such a manner that the coup-
ling between the primary and the
secondary can be varied.
The greatest advantage derived from
the use of honeycomb colls is the
and a circuit of the general arrange-
ments of that shown in the diagram,
an amateur can get excellent results.
Any of the standard variometers on
the market can be used for the grid
and plate variometers "A" and "B."
For those who wish to build a set
of this type, a more detailed diagram
of connections is shown in Figure P.
The antenna series condenker is one
of the 21-plate size. An "A" battery
potentiometer is shown in the circuit
for those who wish to use a soft de-
ELECTRICAL SHOP AND RADIO
Establishment That Dots General
Electrical Work Has Big Advan-
tage Over Cithers.
One of the strongest arguments pos-
sessed by the electrical store selling
radio supplies is the expert sfervice it
can offer, says Burton Millar, in a
comprehensive article in Radio Mer-
chandising. All sorts and descriptions
of apparatus and parts can be put in
stock by any store in any line of
business and that is exactly what is
being done in every city in the coun-
try, but the establishment which
makes a specialty of doing general
electrical work—wiring for light, pow-
As U Often Happens*.
"What's the row?"
"The members of the committee are
scrapping violently over the selection
of a loving cup."
With many children In one family
no one of them gets overpetted
abiilty to cover the entire range of
wave length with very small dead-end
losses. With the same receiving set
the coils used for receiving long wave
trans-Atlantic stations can be plugged
out, a smaller set of colls plugged in,
and amateur stations picked up ef-
This ability tends to make this par-
ticular type of receiver the closest
approach to a universal wave length
receiver that can be made.
The regenerative circuit arrange-
ments already shown feed back from
the plate circuit to the grid circuit
in one of two ways: First, conduc-
tively, as in the circuit called the De-
Forest Ultra-Audion circuit, and sec-
ond, by inductive coupling as in the
circuit which makes use Of the tickler
coil. There is a third method of
coupling—electrostatic, by which the
circuits between which ttie energy is
to be transferred are connected by
In a circuit in which the energy is
small and the frequency Is high, that
is, short wave length, the coupling
condenser need be of only a very small
capacity. The elements of a vacuum
tube have a capacity with respect to
each other. Some of the most efficient
of the short wave regenerative receiv-
ers used today depend on the capacity
between the elements of the vacuum
tube to furnish the necessary electro-
static capacity between the plate and
the grid circuits to feed energy from
one of these circuits to the other.
Figure O shows a simple single tube
regenerative receiver for short wave
work that depends on the electro-
static capacity between the elements
of the tube for the coupling between
the plate and grid circuits. A vario-
meter "A" in the antenna circuit is
used for tuning. Another variometer
"B" in series with the plate is used
for tuning the plate circuit to the same
natural period as that of the received
signal. This circuit is sometimes
called the tunqfl plate circuit method
There are two tuned oscillating cir-
cuits in the receiver. One tuned cir-
cuit consists of the variometer "A"
with the capacity of the grid to fila-
ment of the tube across it. The other
tuned circuit consists of the vario-
meter "B" with the capacity of the
plate to filament across It. These two
circuits are in turn electrostatically
coupled to each other by the capacity
between the grid and the plate.
A receiver of the type shown in
Figure O is very efficient, because
there are no untuned circuits. In ad-
dition the energy sent back from the
plate circuit to the grid circuit com-
pensates for the losses in the circuits.
This results in very high amplifica-
Though the adjustment of a set of
this type is rather critical, especially
the amount of Induction in the plate
circuit, but t\* o knobs are necessary
to control th«s tuning and the amount
of regeneration. WTith a good antenna
er, etc., and carrying a stock of elec-
trical goods of every sort—has a dis-
tinct advantage over the store which
added a radio department to other
lines of merchandise entirely differ-
ent in character.
It is virtually Important, however,
that the availability of this expert
service be broadcast to the field it
Is desired to reach. Publicity is the
only thing that will do it. The public
must be told. Not once, but repeated-
ly, and in every possible way.
It is not enough to have a card in
the display window announcing: "Our
electrical experts will be glad to give
you any information or assistance in
installing or operating your radio out-
fit." Or to run an occasional small
ad in the local newspapers. Or to
have a car card in the local street
ears. Or to distribute small folders
through the mails to a local list.
All of these methods are good—If
you keep persistently at it! There Is
no single quality of advertising so ab-
solutely essential as persistence. If
you do not concede this you are sim-
ply Ignoring the experience of all suc-
cessful advertisers of all time.
If the radio department Is to be
built up and made a substantial part
of your store's business it is essential
that the public be told where it can
find this superior service, tested ap-
paratus and expert counsel.
TIPS TO THE RADIOIST
A tajk given recently at Sche-
nectady by Dr. Marconi was en-
joyed by a crowd of 3,000 per-
sons who had assembled In
Washington park, Albany, for
On the Pacific coast prefer-
ence In time for broadcasting is
to be given to the stations hav-
ing the greatest efficiency and
therefore able to serve the great-
est number of people.
Rubber Is very useful material
in radio work. You will find
rubber stoppers to bottles make
excellent knobs or tips to
electrodes, adjusting rods, etc.,
and that block or sheet rtibber
is very useful as an Insulator
in many places; but If you have
ever tried to cut rubber with a
knife you will know how hard
It is to make a neat, smooth,
straight cut. But If you use a
sharp knife and keep the rub-
ber wet with cold water, or cut
It under water, you will find
that it cuts like cheese.
A radio university, placing
higher education within the
reach o<f ail, is now considered
but a matter of time. The fu-
ture educational possibilities of
radio seem to be limited only
by the co-operation of the peo-
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It's Quicksilver, Salivates, Causes
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The next dose of calomel yoo take
may salivate you. It may shock your
liver or start bone necrosis, t&lomel
Is dangerous. It is mercury, qwfccfcsil
ver. It crashes Into sour bile like
dynamite, cramping and sickenhtg you.
Calomel attacks the bones and should
never be put into your system.
If you feel bilious, headachy, eensti-
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your druggist and get a bottle *f Dod
son's Liver Tone for a few cents wWch
Is a harmless vegetable substitute for
dangerous calomel. Take a spmnrful
and If it doesn't start your liver and
straighten you up better and quicker
than nasty calomel and without making
you sick, you just go back and get your
Don't take calomel! It can »*t be
trusted any more than a leopar# er a
wild-cat. Take Dodson's Liver Tone
which straightens you right np and
makes you feel fine. No salts acces-
sary. Give it to the children because
It is perfectly harmless and caa not
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The kind of seaweed known as kelp
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The housewife smiles with satisfac-
tion as she looks at the basket of
clear, white clothes and thanks Red
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