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army would be at North Pembroke, but bridge over the North River and thus General Pew, to use a slang expres cut off the Red Army, but before this sion, "was on," and leaving a small could be done they were driven back force to fight it out with the District by the advance guard. At about ten of Columbia troops, he sent a battalion o'clock the 7th New York, which was of the 2nd Infantry and Battery C by in advance, met the battalion of the 2nd

short cut through oldtown, at Four Corners. A sharp fight enFurnace and Great Sandy Ponds sued and just as defeat for the Blues to Hanover Four Corners while was pending the 8th came up on the the 8th regiment and Battery A run, having come some six miles at were sent double time by way of South double quick. They turned the battle Hanover, followed slowly by the bal and drove the 7th back over the railance of the army. Engineers were sent road track. The 14th New York reinahead in automobiles to blow up the forced the Reds and the oth was added



to the Blues and so the engagement fied and at the end it was a question if became general.

he ever could have. At one o'clock the Red Army had General Wood expressed himself as been obliged to call back the ioth greatly pleased at the showing of all Cavalry from its dash to Boston and concerned, and stated that he considwas in such a position that they could ered the manoeuvres of niore value not have possibly moved on without than any that had ever taken place in four or five days more of the hardest this country. kind of fighting. Their men were The manoeuvres showed the coast bunched in Hanover, while Battery A, well protected and made doubly plain from a position a mile away, was send- the fact that Massachusetts needs more ing three-inch projectiles into the town Cavalry. While they were of immense at a rate that meant annihilation. To value to the officers they were equally all who were witnesses there was no instructive to the men and gave them question but that the battle of Hanover more knowledge of army life than they was a decisive victory for the Blues. could have learned at State camps in At one o'clock the war was over, as

years. Friday and Saturday were required to On Friday the Red Army embarked, get the troops home. No decision was with the District of Columbia troops made and probably none will ever be going on to Boston for a short visit, reached. Unofficially many of the Um- while the other outfits returned direct. pires expressed themselves as believ- Saturday the Blue Army disbanded and ing the Blue Army won. General Bliss the War of the Invasion of Boston was did not reach Boston in the time speci- at an end.



Fair spread thy fame, O City, spread apace

A nation's breadth to gird,
Strong as the deeds which do thine annals grace

And patriot hearts have stirred.
Thy far-off early years meant strenuous life,

Yet shaped the common weal
Pillared in righteousness through many a strife,-

Thy weal so pillared still.
When crises in the colonies befell

Large part thou hadst to bear;
And who would fame of Flower of Essex tell

And mention not thy share?
Put on thy strength and beauty now and grow

Minding thy heritage;
The highest welfare of thy sons to know,-

Be that ambition's gauge.
So with high aims thy progress will be blessed

With true and steady tread,
As now thou puttest on thy garments best

To greet the Nation's Head. *Read at the First Parish Church, Beverly, July 4th, in honor of President Taft's presence, and omitted from the account of "Old Beverly." in the August issue of the New England Magazine,




With Illustrations by Roland C. Butler
HERE'S Carville hik- half around. Our cameras have rub-

ing along the trail bered your attractions in part, we have
and-Great Smoke!

eaten your salmon within twenty minpipe off the pack utes of their capture on the fly, your on his back! Looks deer have paraded for our benefit in the like it weighed a clearing across the lake and, with full ton! Makes your appreciation of your splendid hospi

load talk like tality, we are off before we make you feather language from an air ship, Jack. twice glad." All the way I'd fit with that burden "If you're game for a gamble, I'll would be to furnish the grunts. Ship put my camps against your time to ahoy! How's she heading ?”

prove I'll continue once glad and no "Straight up in the air and over the more. Glad you came and even better mountain to Spring Lake,” came the pleased that you remained, but if you laughing reply, as the husky chap ad- must move, perhaps you should say dressed turned around a big boulder, good-bye to an old friend of yours, swung his freight-an entire hind quar- and the genial fellow pointed along ter of beef—to earth and vigorously the mountain path. mopped his brow with an ample ban Stalking majestically toward them danna.

came a noble buck, head held high, as "Sandow has nothing on you, John. though challenging denial of his claim Sure you haven't horns, hoofs and tail, to premier rights in that particular as well as all the meat in that bundle? part of the woods. Steadily advancClyde is restless as a wiggle worm in ing with all the confidence born of a rain barrel under a forty-pound pack freedom from molestation in close and looks ready to pass away when time, the beautiful animal disdained to he even thinks of yours.

What do you step aside until within twenty paces, know about that after a week's feed, when he stopped, gazed full upon the such as you have given him?"

trio, sensitively sniffed the air, stamped “Took several years of it to put me his hoof, and departed slowly, glancright, Jack, so there's hope for him. ing over his shoulder as he caught the Better turn back and get another double click of loaded cameras. seven-day bracer. What's the rush? "Can you beat it? Not content with Don't think you know where more en- rearing their imposing summits that trancing scenic gems abound, do you? the soft-breathed farewells of summer I haven't grown accustomed to seeing breezes may send emerald billows of you about my camps yet. You'll feel evergreen rolling down their sides to kind of homey if you stay longer.” the shores of one of the fairest of her

"Wouldn't be ready to leave if we innumerable lakes to be kissed across hung on all summer, but, delightful as sparkling lips to you, Maine mountains this country is, its not the whole Dead bid their tenantry speed lovers of her River region and we must hike along outing delights, by the tender of such or build winter quarters before we're exquisite courtesies as that we have




just enjoyed. Fairyland could do no petites were sharpened by a little more in the way of manifestation of af orous exercise before welcome fectionate regard, nor could it provide call announced the morning meal,

fairer messen after a brief smoke talk, a twenty
gers. I have no mile tramp on this day seemed
doubt scores of thing but formidable.

innocent Bareheaded, clad in soft flannel sł of guile,

thick woolen socks under slipper i upon us from

casins and light rain-proof trou: leafy coverts to hunting knife and .38 calibre reve witness this were hung from strong belts and c faithful perfor- axes were swung from their shoul , mance of

All the simple needs of woods con ture's com were contained in army packs proj mands. Au re



adjusted in such fashion as to fc voir, my beauty, chafing, the outfit weighing in the ne thanks for your

borhood of forty pounds and mile JACK

interest and mile was cut out of the foreground may you live

thrust behind before the rising long and pros perature slowed down their

pace. per. With Never willing to admit wearines this pretty con was, however, noticeable with ceit, Jack turn- alacrity packs were dropped upon ed, wrung the bottom of the power boat at Flags hand of the ex while a long breath and gentle sh school teacher of tired shoulders gave mute evid and, with many

to welcome relief from burden beai

a backward If you consider it an easy prop glance at the sturdy figure waving tion to break into the pack-ca adieus from the hill, he and his paling game, there are people who hit the trail for Flagstaff.

doubt the yarns you may spin reg It was early June of the present year ing long tramps under any respect and, in more senses than one, a rare weight, until several days have fo day. A protracted cold period had you ready to negotiate distance. ] loosed its hold upon the north woods try it? Shake. at the imperative ultimatum of a summer sun and promise was abroad in the land that the long-delayed sport of the season was hurrying toward realization.

Waters heretofore high and icy now warmed and pregnant with dashing speckled treasures, lifted their voices in invitation to fishermen's delights and, at last, nature's guests seemed to be coming into their own.

Evenings must still be marked by gatherings about yawning, open fireplaces where dancing flames fashioned themselves into weird fantastic shapes as they roared up the chimney, but after a day in the open, the sense of absolute comfort in the cabins was born of things like this.

HEDGE HOG IN THE SHED ! HANG C Morning broke clear and bracing, ap



Three miles of plugging motor and forbidding odor that made them dizzy. the landing at the beginning of the "One hundred and sixty three thourough road was reached in good sea sand, seven hundred and seven on your son to pack all belongings except back, Clyde-count 'em, 103,7097—that's cameras under the buckboard seats right. Your blue shirt is brown with and get away in the lead for them,” and it was even so. They were lunch under the trees, to which faithful in their attendance until myriads of mosquitos considered them- Spencer Stream was crossed, but here selves cordially invited. Upon notifica- they drew the line at the hither shore tion of their intention to take part in and probably traced out the blazed the festivities, exercises in their honor trail on the back track to Flagstaff were the order, consisting of liberal Pond. Some few were found further applications of oil of citronilla and north, but skeets don't count when sweet oil in the ratio of one to three. they can be reckoned in numbers less

Beginning well within the hair line than a few thousand to the individual. about the face, this preparation, put Of course, you have noticed these and on in thin quantities with due regard black flies; yes, and mingies are always to the aversion of lips and eyes to the most in evidence where the fishing is lotion, formed a barrier across which best? Facts are stubborn things, eh? the little songsters could not come with "Hello, partner! Are you hammerimpunity. The staccato notes of their ing our back trail?" was their greeting discontent after a happy flight in the from a two hundred pounder who direction of the dainty morsel pre- stood beside a rough table in front of sented by your anatomy had ended in the door of a log cabin at the end of discomfiture, linger yet as pleasant Spencer dam. The open door gave memories if you have been there. vent to an appetizing odor of good

Lunch over, our friends set their cooking. A nearby buckboard, at the faces against an eighteen-mile hoof- pole of which stood an able-bodied fest into King and Bartlett, with dis- pair of white horses, had been their appointed pests hanging on wherever

conveyance from Blakeslee. they could find room away from the "Not to-day. It looks like we had



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