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DJHH RBPiUBIilO,: SUNDAE. TONE 22. 1902.
KING EDWARD VII AS A BABY: HT
Childhood of tho Monarch Who Is Soon to Be
J Crowned Ruler of Enaland. & c
His First Title Was "The Little Duke," But When a Month' Old He Came to Be Known as the Prince of Wales.
Special Correspondence of The Sunday Republic.
London. June 1 I give jou to-day a let
ter on the babyhood and boyhood of the
Krgllh monarch, who will be crowned on
the Xth of this month Tho advance sheets
of a new life of the Kins Ho before me, and
a large part of my Information coms from
The K'ng first opened his ejes In Buck
ingham Palace at 12 minutes before
11 o'clock on Tucsiav morning on the 8th of
November Just sixtj-ono jean, ago A lit
tle baby girl had come before him. but his
advent made all England ring His very
birth mi a matter of ccremon When It
was known that he was coming, dispatches
t ere si nt out from th palace to the chief
ministers and otllcTS of 6tate to be present.
Tho Archbishop of Canterbury the Duke of
Wellington, the Bishop of London and a
large number of others came post-haste,
and there were a score of eminent phjsl
clans in attendance
The Trlnee was born In a room in the
rorthwest corner of the palace. The high I
officials were kept In the anteroom nt the
. n kit.-- I.I.. -, 7
lime ana oni r r :i'-e iucii. u .n--.
Dr Locock. the Queen's phvsic'an. ard Mrs.
LIU, the nurse, were In the chamber Tho
first person nmong the waiting nobles to
Eeo the baby was the Duchess of Kent, but
a moment later he was brought out in tho
arms of the nurse and shown to the lards
of the council Tho first person who hud a
good look at him was tne Duke of Welling
ton, who bent his gra head down over the
rosy-cheeked infant and asked. In tones of
Is It a bo 7"
"It is a Prince, your Grace," replied the
As soon as the announcemet was made
cannon were fired In the parks and In the
Tower The bells of London and all over
i:ngland were rung for Jov, and the follow
ing bulletin was posted on the palace
"The Queen was delivered of a Prince this
rcornlrg at 43 minutes p3st 10 o'clock. Her
Majesty and tha Infant Prince are perfectly
"JAMES CLARK. SI. D
"CILMtLHS LOCOCK. M. D.
"ROBERT FERGUSON. M. D.
"RICHARD BLAGDEN. M. D.
"Bucking b-im Palace.
Tuesday, 11 :o a. m.. Nor. 9. 1S1L"
"God Save the Qneen" '
Bung at All Theaters.
England went wild with Joy at the birth
cf tho royal bnbj. "God Save the Queen"
was sung at all the theaters. The Lord
Mavor gave a banquet, at which the health
of the Prlnco was drunk three times In
succession, and I'unch published a poem on
the prlncelet, two verses of which were as
Huzza! We've a little Prince at best
A roaring-, royal boy:
And all da: lens the boonilnr bells
Haro rune their peals of Jcy, !
Ana the little park tuns hare blazed stray
Ana mada a tremendous nolle.
Rlillst the air hath been filled since U o'clock
With th- shouts of little boys.
And we have taken our little belL
And rattled and laujrbed and eanx a well
Roo-too toolt I BhalUbellal
Life to the Prince! FallalderalU!
Oar little Prince, when he grows a boy,
'.Will be taucht by men of lore,
From the 'dusty tome" of the ancient sare.
.As Kings have been taught befor.
XIat will there fce one e-ood, true man near
To tutor the Infant heart?
To tell him the world was made fir all
Xnd the poor man claims hla part?
We trust there will so we'll rattle our bell.
And ehout and laugh and s'ng as well
c Roo-too-tomt' SbsllabMla'
Life to the Prince' Pallalderalla'
King Edward started In life as a Duke.
As the oldest son of the Queen lie became
tha Duke of Cornwall at his birth, and at
first ha wai known as "the little Duke " He
svaa a healthy bab and lusty His nursery
was Just next to the Queen s bedroom and
Ws father. Prince Albert, divided his time
CPtween the Queen and tho babv It was h
who from time to time lifted Queen Vio- J
luna irara ner oea to me sofa, nnd It Is
probable that he patted little Edward on
the back when he had the colic The baby
was better looking th his sister, the
Princess Royal, nicknamed bv Queen Vic
toria "Little Pussy" Queen "victoria fre
quently speaks of him In her journal. In
ISU she writes to her uncle, tha King of
,J? W?.der IT mucb whom "! boy
will be like. Tou will understand how fer
via are mypravera to see Mm resemble his
lather In every, every resuect both body
Crowned Prince of Wales
iWhen a Baby.
This coronation Is not the first King Ed
ward has had. Ho was crowned Prlnco of
rwaies when he was a baby and hardly a
nnnth old. The tiUo of Prince of Wales
aates tack to the conquest of Wales by
Edward I, when Wales .was annexed to tho
ZiJZ. . E-5Ff nL Award's second son
S? J? ,e nd " was said that tho
Xing promised to tflve the Welsh chieftains.
U they would permit, a Prlnco born In
Wales and unable to speak a word or Eng
lish, Ho presented the Prince before ha
Tf Epwmm at the lMB';( ff L rf UwS
asW jtW IW1 ' r-"""' F I 'Fillls.ilsWflTilssyMBT JjB'n,,--"H I f flf I
. I I lit Willi i i -Zr- v, J i - IzVs
SBBh''' spt n '
Of TUCN7Y-TW0 ' '
could speak at all. nnd they thereupon
swore fealtj to the Prince of Wales.
Tho following is from the letters patent
making the present Kirg Edward Prince or
"We do ennoble and Invest h'm with tho
said principality ard earldom bv rlrtlntr
him with the suord. by putting a coronet
trumpets No erd of great people wens
present and all wore their finest uniforms.
Wore a WlnLr .Satin
Cloak Lined With Ermine.
Tho Duchess of Bucclcuch handed the
baby to the Archbishop of Canterburj , who
held him. up and addressed the King of
Prussia, as the child's godfather, saIng:
"Namo this child."
The King loudly said: "Albert Edward."
Then the Archbishop went on as he sprtn-
u.,v.r rf (Jvilkllll, 1 V.W U11V - - ,
on his head and a cold rinr on his flnsrrr. t K,ea mra:
and also by delivering a go'd rod into his -I 'P"" thee. Albert Blaard. in the
hand, that he may pres'de there and may ( nam! of 'he Father, and of the Son. nnd of
direct and defend those parts, to hold lor . ,he 'ol Ghost. Amen "
him and hl3 heirs. Kings of the United IIe t!"cn reaa ln" bnptismal service to its
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for- cIose n ,s S3ia 'n,,t the ban" raised h's
ev er." hand as fe holy drops touched his fore-
The joung Prince was christened on Janu- head, but that otherwise he acted very well.
ary 23. 1S12. The Klnc of Prussia. Fred- i He '"ore at the time a rich white s-itln
crick William IV. was present and acted as
ierrte wetl, thougn ho appeared rtcrf
nervous. The Trlnee of Wales Is a beauti
ful bnbv, with flno cj cs He Is as lively and
intelligent as most children of 6 months."
After the return of the party to tha caa- '
tie there was an entertainment at which
the christening cako was cut a nd each
guest given a piece The cake was as big
around as a flour barrel and four feet In
height It was adorned with figures repre
senting Britanla Justice, Plenty and other;
mvthologlcal characters '
Tho festivities erded In a banquet In '
Wirdsor Castle, at which the royal gold
and silver plate was used There were cov-
era for HO. and arh gv.tst hjd a srvant
J In livery to wait upon him. The banquet
concluded et 9 o'clock with a toast to the
At tha same time feasting and drlnklnl ,
godfather, and there were other roval per
sonages at the ceremony. The baptism took
place In Windsor Chapel, the font having
been newly gilded for tho occasion. The
water used cams from tho River Jordan.
It had been kept In a bottle fifteen years,
having been brought from Palestine and
made a present to the Queen It was per
fectly clear and showed no signs of Its
age. Tho ceremony took place at 1 o'clock,
the baby being brought In to the flourish of
went on all over Ergland Dinners were
giv en to the noor. nnd nt thee Mrh o-n-nt
robe, the lace upon which was worth $5,000. had roast beef and plum pudding and a pint '
A anon n (Tin 1.M ma nveii' tYim rhn!f ' e -. .! ., . ,. . .. ,
burst out In n hallelujah chant
After this Queen Victoria and the royal
baby retired. Tho rest of the party stajed
to sample the Jordan water. The ladles
dipped their handkerchiefs Into It, some
sprinkled ther"c'vei ard a few tasted it
and found It salty. At this time one of the
ladles who was present wrote In her dlarv:
of rorter to drink the health of the Prince.
First Year of His Life
Was Passed at Windsor. I
The first vra- of King Edward'n life was
passed at Wirdsor Castle Tha Queen had
great trouble In finding the right kind of
mir-"! fcr h'm ard In having the nursery
The Archbishop of Canterbury read the j department of the palace properly man-
noted authorities as to children's education,
and he advised tho Queen as to how the
3oung Prince should be brought up He
Bald that a man's education should begin
the first day of his life, and he wrote a Ions t
letter as to how Bah Edward, then 6
months old, should be trained
The queen about the same time told Lord 1
Melbourne that she had trouble In securing
a lady of rank and title to take caie cf th
j ourg man and asked Lord Melbourne to
suggest one He replied that a lady of rank
shsould bo at the head of the nur-ery cstabj
l snment. ana upon nis suggestion Louy
L)ttloton was made governess to the ront
children'. This was when the Prince of
Wales was 5 menths o'd
Lady Littleton had been a lady-tn-w ail
ing to Queen Victoria. She was very fond
of children and was a finely educated
woman. She tock charge of the future
k ng for six .ears and hau much to do with
his training, although the queen came in
frequently and cave hr d ructions. Her
majesty lamented that he could not bo with
her children all the time and once wrcto
' It Is a hard care for me that my occupa
tions prevent me being with m children
when they say their prayers" She thought
It most Important that the children should
be brought up in as simple and domestic
a waj as possible, and sa'd thev should be
as much as possible with their parents.
Queen Victoria on the
Teaching of Children.
Queen Victoria was very pirtlcular as to
the religious teaching of her children Sne
rtlrl ire a a trt n t a Ihd tinrmro nt Atr ill
damnation impressed upon their youthful
minds, but wshed them taught that God
Is love. About this time she mida the fol
lowing memorandum In referring to the
"I am quite clear that she should be
taught to have great reverence for God
and religion, and that she Ehould hao the
feeling of devotion and love which her
Heavenly Father encourages Ills earthly
children to have for H'm; and not one of j
fear and trembling The thoughts of death
and an after life should not be presented
In an alarming and forbidding way. She
should be mode to know as jet no differ
ence of creeds, and not think she can enly
pray on her knees or that those who do
not kneel are less fervent and devoted In
their prajers "
Prince Edward was educated In the same
way as to religious matters, bat as far as
I can learn he was by no means a llttlo
saint He was noisy during teething, nnd
did all sorts of things that other chil
dren do. .
The rojal children had all sorts of amuse
ments At Osbome-on-the-Sea where tha
queen lived In the summer, each child had.
Us flower and vegetable garden In which
it worked. The future king had a carren
ter shop. In which he used a s't of tool:
marked with his name He hat a mti
museum, where he kept botanl-al speci
fiers, butterflies, stuffed tirds ard st.nes.
He had also a boat 'o ail at low tide.
Shows were he d at tho prlace for the chil
dren, ard at one t m T m 1 hu.nb c raj
and performed --r tiam aid thi quciti
Bt'came a jIuNhipnum
at the Ac;t of Six.
He darred th horrp rp and snng Ameri
can orgs. the lit 'e P'ince of Wa,es watch
ing hin, seated in hU favor te oakei chair.
Now ard then Prinre Edward wnt out
to see the !ilr' and v hn he a rived at tho
age of ti h vu mace a m ds.bipmnn and
a uniform was en him He apPired in
his nev &ut bor. re the oihcvs and sailors
and then b'gan to pa ab ut th deck.
The nit was cf vr!t duck ard It soon
became "-oiled Th s was b.turua night,
and the captain of the ship knew that tha
quen ixpectctl the little rr'r. o t weir
In white tuit at tnuftrr the next morning
an 1 that he hid no o'her. at least co Piince
Ldv ard tcid him The ci.nta n -ol.ed tho
quest'on bv putt rg l"r nre 1'dna d to bed
an' washing t' c su t hlmeif He dried
tbo-n b th fire nnd tnen s t on them to
i'-n thftn. so thnt h's futu-e mnj s j cama
to :nust r in rrcrer or ire
K ng EJwrd hid his first mrs on h s
j !th birtlulav The ci to .as t , light
I ." 1 Sne the Jacket I c ns of a br g'lt b ua
I lied vvl'h s( k The troue:3 w re of tha
s rap color made plain with platted fronts.
Ho had also a white satin waist cloth and
inter on a H ghland suit of plaid
The prince was ea'ly taugiit to ride, and
hid a'trost as manv nccidjnta as other
bevs . visitor to TAind.or Castle when ha
was S vcats eikl saj-. that Edward had
th n disfigured h's face by falling on an
irun tarred gate In the fall he blacked
the It dge of his nce and both cjes, but
luckiiv b oke no I one-?
He was a bov of spirit, and It Is related
tint onre when he was running about oa
tho hearh at O'bo-re he noticed a lad
licking up clams The lad had his basket
alreadv full, but Prince Edward In looking
at It aceU.ntal!; kicked it over. There
upon tho fNher boy grew angry and care
the voung Prince a kick
Oaidener Came Up and ,
Separated Youthful Combatants.
The Prnce although he was not so larg
ns his opponent, went for him with his
fists jr.d in a moment the two had clinched
ard were rolling over and over. The Prlnco
was cettinr tho best of the fight when
the gardener came up and separated tha
combatants Prince Albert. Queen Vic
toria's husband, had een the fight afar off,
but he did not interfere When the future
King was brojght to Mm he reprimanded
hl-n for having meddled with the lad's
basket, and thereupon, so the story goes.
Prince Edward took some of his own pocket
monej and gave it to the fisher boy.
A somewhat similar incident of paying
mo"ej for trespassing is told In connection
with the Prince of Wales when hs was a
little older. It was while he was doing his
firt hunting not far from Windsor Castle.
He and a number of other bojs were rid
ing across country and thev- got Into tho
estate of a farmer named Hedges. Hedges
objected to any one coming Into his fields.
He penned the bovs in and demanded a
fine of a sovereign fo- damages be-foro ha
would let them out. One of the boys told
him th?t he was eleta'nirg the future King
or Lngland. but re replied:
i aon t care lor that. Prince or ni
Prince I will have mv money"
The farmer had a pitchfork in his hands
and the bos naturally concluded that tha
safest thing was to pay. and pay they did.
I micht give a score of stories about tha
lClng'3 bojhocd. but none of them are dif
ferent from those told nf the average boy
all tho world over.,- Asi far as L can see the
Kirg was a verj ordinary bab and''bj- no
means an extraordinary boy. For all his
wondrful education he ha3 done nothlnc
to speak of In literature or statesmanship,
and it rcma'ns to be seen whether he will
be more than ordinary as a King.
rp-VNK G. CAJtPEXTER.
Copyright. 190. by F. O. Carpenter.
ape) Jf.ii MMd.r, ,,y.
the King of Belgium, waa then one of tho
IT. nil i VHI-Contlnned. , mine own people. Their past is mine, their ' d-y, another hour, another moment! Back
. ' P'ayea upon the heart-strings of his present mine, their future Is a divine truci. of every ballot is a bajonet. -nd the red
Bearers In this close personal history as I hate the-dlsh water of modern world-cltl- i li'ood of the man who helds it Let cowards
a great master touches the string of a harp ! zensh'p A shallow cosmopolitanism Is the hear and remember this' Man has never
His voice was now low and oulvcrlnc with mask of death for the individual It is tho jet voted awnv his rlcht to a revolution
tho music of passion and then soft nnfl rroth ol crvil'zatlon. as crlmo is to dregs "Citizen Mnr-s. I call vou to the contcious-
oaresRlnir n nf. -rr ,., 7 ltae and race pride are the ordinances oi ner 0i your Kingsnip-
-- ,'..r. .IIUte H8 would swing them life. The true citizen of the worll loves i Gaston clo'cd and turned toward his seat.
his country. His country Is a part of God s while the crowd hung breathless waiting for
world." J is next word. When they realized that ho
"So I confess, I love mj people I love i had finished a rumbl like the crash In mid-
the South the stolid, silent South, that for heaven of two storms rolled over the suit,-
a generation ha3 sneered at paper-mado i lug ocean of men, and broke agalntt the
A Story of Reconstruction Days of the South
from laughter to tears In il ini .., -
and In the next tha thunder of a fierce In
vective drove into their hearts the keen
Wade of his humor by an application so
sudden the vast crowd startd as one man
and winced at its power
Through It all ha was conscious of two
blue eyes swimming In tears, looking down
on him from the .gallery.
Tho crowd now had grown so entranced
and the torrent of his speech so rapid they
forgot to cheer, and feared to cheer leet
they should lose a word of the next sen
tence. They hung breathless on every flash
of feeling from his face or eloquent ges
ture. "I am not talking of a vague theory of
constructive dominion," he continued,
"when I refer to tho negro supremacy un
der which Dur civilization Is being de
graded. I tise words In their plain mean
ing. Negro supremaor means the rule of a
party In which negroes predominate, and
that means a negro oligarchy."
"I call your attention to one typical conn
3' SiLover fort5 thn" degraded, tha county
fu Craven whose Vjualnt old city was once
tho capital of this commonwealth. What are
tho facta The negro officeholders of Cra
aen County include a Congressman, a mem
ber of the Legislature, n rteirlsto ne rw...
tho City Attorney, the Coroner, two Deputy
Sheriffs, two County Commissioners, a
member of tno School Board, three Boad
Overseers, four Constables, twenty-seven
Magistrates, three City Aldermen and four
.policeman There are sixty-two negro of
fleials in this county of liOOO Inhabitants,
and their member of the Leglslatnro is a
convicted felon. The white ceonle recrese-nt
85 per cent of the wealth and Intelligence i
oi tne community, ana pay So per cent of
Its taxes and are voiceless In Its govern
ment "Would a county In Massachusetts sub
mit to such Infamy? No, ten thousand
times, no! There is not a coanty in the
Tforth from Maine to California that would
enbmlt to it twenty-four hours. WH1 the
children of Lexington. Concord, and Bun
ker Hill demand such submission from the
children of Washington and Jefferson? No.
The passions that obscured reason have
oubsldcd. The Anglo-Saxon race Is tinlted
and has entered upon Its conquest of the
"Wo will take from an unprofitable ser
vant tho ballot be has abused. To him that
dlditc for Governor. He had not consult
ed the General but he had an Important mo
tion to make The crowd was stilled at last
ii ' hlo deep voice rang through the build
ing, vientlemen, I move that the minority
report ofTcred 1j Charles Gaston" again
a thunder pe-a of applause' be adopted as
the platform by acclamation!"
A storm of "aes' burt from the throats
of a. tho iind delegates In a single breath
policies, and scorred public oplalonl Th
South, old-fashioned, mediaeval, provincial,
worshipping its dead, and raising men rath
er than making monej . family loving, home
building, tradition ridden! The South, cruel
and cunning, when fighting a treacherous
foe, with its brief volcanic burets of wrath
and vengeance! The South, eloquent, bom
bastic, romantic chivalrous, lustful, pioud,
tender, kind and hospitable! The South with
her beautiful v-omen and brave men! The
South, generous and reckless, never know
ing her own interests, but living her own
life In her own way Yes. I love her! In my
soul are all her sins and virtues. And
with it all she Is worthy to Hve!"
"The historian tells us that all things pass
in lime. Wolves whelp and etable In tho
ralaces of dead Kings and forgotten civili
zations. Memphis. Thebes and Babylcn tiro
but names to-day. So New Orleans and
New York may perish. African antlqua-
(W white men dressed In scarlet yshlrts
rede sllentlj through the streets In solemn
parade, and GOvO negroes watched them
with fear Thete was no cheering or dem
onstration of nn kind. The silence of the
procession gave it the import of a rellg
iousi rile A thousand picked men were In
line from Hnmbright and Campbell County
and thej formed the guard of honor for
their candidate for Gov error.
McLeacI'i secret anger against the preach
er and Gnston, hU pet knew no bounds.
Cliat,r.pi'd at his repulse bj Mrs Durham
Innocent pride and' warm with his love.
By Its side he saw the portrait of thlr
dead boy. How he recalled now every hour
of that wonderfuV period preceding his
birth the unspeakable pride and tenderness
with which he watched over his young wife!
He recalled the morning of his birth, and I
the hcartrenderlngs, piteous cries of young
motnernood that to-e his heart until tha
nails of his own fingers cut the flesh and
I only said what I did to torture j en "
"Get up. jou snake!" hissed the preacher,
stamping his bodj with all his might until
McLeod screamed with pa'n ind scrambled
to his feet, cowering and whining like a
Tlnish your letter. You will never Ieav
this room allve "
A long, pitiful 90b broke the stillness.
iniu -ucccoei was looking into the preach-
drew tho blood! How the minutes seemed ; er's face In vain for a ray of hope.
like the crash of an explosion of dyn imitc!
"And now that our cveN have seen thn
tlrders nf the rrnf Hire tho fhnmlpr nt tha irlcn nf ihn fr, n-.l. .. - .,..., 1.1 I a .,.. -.,,,...- . ...... . .
;.::, ., r "- . . " ---. - .... w-..j u .- m nu ,,, . Umi .u- .-iniiuue 01 mninerent coniempt sne
HattcrasBUrf lashed by the furv of a hurri- I mcenger anointed to lead his jxop.e. I ' had maintained toward him. his tongue be-
"'"' iKO mousana m-u went man. vvnn 1 meve tnat this convention nominate by ac- , can to war her name in slander to the
,; ..uiitKiuii tiuiuuc; incj a,j(44j,, iu nis,, cjuiiiui.uii iur uovcnior e nnriiii ejaton!
foet, screaming, shouting, cheering, shak- i Again 2 000 men were on their feet shout
ing each other's hand, crjing and laughing, j Inc. cheering, shaking hands, hugging one
With the sullen roar of crashing thunder arother and weeping and elllng like raa
another whirlwind of cheers swept the niacs.
crowd, shook the earth, and pierced tha skv j A epeech had bsen mad that changed ths
rlans may explore their ruins and speculate words
upon their life: but we may safely fix upon
a thousand centuries of Intervening time.
On j our shoulders now rests the burden of
civilization. We must face its responsibili
ties. FVjr my part, I believe in your fu
ture. The courage of the Celt the nobility of
the Norman, the vigor of the Viking the
energy of the Angle, the tenacity of tne
Saxon, the daring of tha Dane, the gallan
try of the Gaul, the freedom of the Frank,
the earth-hunger of the Roman and the
stoicism of the Spartan are all yours by the
lineal heritage cf blood, from sire and dame
through hundreds of generations and
through centuries of culture.
"Win you halt now and surrender to a
mob of ragged negroes led by white cow
ards who at the first clash of conflict will
hide In sswers?-
"I ask you, my people, freemen. Ncrth
Carolinians, to rise to-day and make good
your right to live! The time for platitudes
Is past Let us as men face the world and
say what we mean."
"This is a white man's government, con
ceived by white men and maintained by
white men through every year of its his
tory ana by tne God of our fathers it shall
with its challergel Wave after wave of
tumultuous Kpplauso swept the building and
flung rumbling echoes among tho stars.
Theso patient, klndl) people, slow to anger,
now terrible In wrath, were trt-nbllng with
the pent-up passion and fury of long je.arsl
What power could resist their wrath?
Through it all Gaston sat silent behind
the group of the majority of tha Platform
Committee, with eyes devouring a beautiful
feco bending toward him from the gallery,
the eyes suftraod with tears. She was soft
ly weeping with lov e and pride too deep for
hath shalj bo given, and from him that I be ruled bv white men until the archangel
hatn not sllRll m tskpn flwnv Awn that I Snail call tne end nt time!"
which he hath. It la tha law of nature. It "If this ta treason, let them that hear it
Is the law of God." j make the most of it"
Tev I confess It," he continued. '3 am 1 "From the eighth day of November we
is a. -sense narrow ana provinoau. i jave will not submit to negro dominion
While the tumult was sUn raclna-. before
he was conscious of his presence. General
Worth's stalwart flruro was bending over
him and grasping his hand.
"My boy, I give it up. You have beaten
mcl Vm proud of jou. I'll forgive every
thing for that speech. You can have the
girl The date jou've fixed for the marriage
suits ma Let us forget the post"
Gaston pressed his hand muttering brok
enly his thanks and his soul sank within
him at the thought of this proud old iron
willed warrior's anger If hs discovered their
The General turned toward the rear of the
pianorm; ror he had seen the flash of Sal
He's dress on the stairs of the balcony lead
ing to the stage. He knew her keen ej e had
Btxrn ms surrender and his heart was hun
gry for the kits of reconciliation that would
restore their old perfect love.
He met her at the foot of the stairs and
she threw her arms Impulsively around hl3
"Oh, papa, dearl I am the happiest wo
man In the world! The two men of all men
U?e h'y two I love are mine foreverl"
Wcne the applause was still echoing and
Ontcholng over the sea of surging men.
C3? thousands of excited people were
etydwdlng the windows from the- outside and
blocking the streets in every direction clam
oring for admittance, a tall man with mr
beard and stentorian voice sprang on th
current of history and fixed the status of
life for millions of people for centuries.
Ibc lllg:licr Law.
As soon as Gaston could leave the throngs
of friends who were congratulating him on
his remarkable speech and his certainty of
election, ho bastered to find Sallle.
"My lover, my king!" she cried impul
sively as ho clasped her in his arms.
"Your ejes kindled the Ore In my soul
and gave mo thB power to mold that
crowd to my will!" he softly told her.
"It Is sweet to hear jou say that, though
I know It Is only half true."
"Now, my love. I am In an awful situa
tion What are we to do with the General
storming around preparing for a grand'wed
dlng? What If that Jailer gives out the
news? McLeod can get it out of him if
he ev er suispects an thing."
"Don't worrj-. dear. I'll manage every
thing. We've fixed the wedding on the in
auguration day so jou can't berdefeatedi
We will be busy daj- and night getting
ready my trousseau and Issuing our invi
tations Papa will never dream that one
ceremony has been performed already. He
need never know It. for that matter, until
wo are ready to tell him."
"If he discovers it, he will swear I have
tried to humiliate him. and he will never
forgive It Telegraph mo If anything hap
pens, and I will come immediately. I can't
eeo you for weeks In the campaign, but I
will write to jou every day."
"His Excellency, the Governor of North
Carolina!" she softly exclaimed with
I, dreamy look Into his face. "My dis-
"Don't make me vain. I may be tha
Governor, but r shall always be the slave
of a beautiful woman, who came one day
to Jail and made it a palace with the
Slory of her lovel"
Tm glad I didn't wait for your scccess."
crowd of joung t-atellites loafing around
nis omce in Mambrlght
"Yes, bojs," he 'aid, "the preacher is a
irrent man. but his wife Is greater. She's
tho handsomest woman In the Saatc, in
spite of a gray thread or two in her rich
chestnut hair She has tho most beautiful
mouth that ever tempted the soul of a man
ard bojr. my llpa know what it mean to
And when they stared with open eyes at
th's statement. McLeod shook his head,
laughed ard whispered:
"Sny nothing about It but facts are
McLeod chuckled over the certainty of the
shame and suffering that would wring the
preacher's heart when dirty gossips of a
village had magnified these words Into a
complete drama of scandal For all preach
ers, McLeod had profoand contempt, and
he felt doublj secure now in the certalntj
of his safety from personal harm in such
A slmplo old friend from the country
asked him about theso rumors; he turned
pale as death, made no answtr, and walked
rapidly townrd his stud In tho church.
wnere ms library was now arranged. He
was dazed with horror. It trr tha first
he had heard of it. One thing In his esti
mate of life had always been as securely
fixed and sheltered in hla thought dm his
faith In God. and that was his love for his
wife and his perfect faith In hor honor.
He closed his door and locked it and sat
down trjing to think.
Had he not grown careless In the cer-talntj-
of his wife's devotion and his own
quiet but intense leva? Had h not forgotten
tho j earning of a woman's heart for tho
eternal repetition of love's language of sign
The tears were in his eyes now, nnd he
felt that his heart would beat to death and
break within him.
He saw that his enemy had struck at his
Weakest spot and struck to kill.
"Damn him!" he Involuntarily hissed as
he gripped the sword hilt with the instinct
ive power of the fighting animal that sleeps
beneath the skin of all our culture and re
another platform. It was General Worth's can- When Gaston spoke at IndepdenSe, t-
long hours, and how at last ho bent over
her, softly kl-ed the drawn white lips and
gazed with tearful wonder and awe on 'he
little red bundle resting on her breast! Ho
recalled the tremor of weariness In her
voice when she drew his head down close
"I didn't mind the pain, John, though I
couldn't help tho cries He's j ours and mine
I am as proud as a queon Now our souls
are one In him I am tired I must sleep."
Every movement of his past life seemed
to stand out In this crisis with flery clear
ness. He seemed to live in an Instant wholo
jears In everj- detail of that closeness of
personal life that makes marriage a part of
every stroke of the heart.
At last he set his lips firmly and said:
"Yes. damn him, I will kill him as I
would a snake."
He sat down and wrote his resignation as
pastor of the church, left It on his desk and
strode hurriedly from the study, leaving
his door open He purchased a revolver
and a box of cartridges and walked straight
to McLeod's office.
The speaking was over, and MeLni .,.
alona writing letters. He looked up with
scant politeness as the Preacher entered
and motioned him to a seat
Instead of seating himself, he closed th
door, and, standing erect in front of It
"Allan McLeod, you are tho author of
an Infamous slander reflecting on the honor
of raj wife!"
"Indeedl" McLeod sneered, wheeling In
"I alwajs knew that r-mi vkm mni
"Of course, doctor, of course: but don't
get excited," laughed McLeod, enjoying the
marks of anguish on hla face.
"But that your lecherous hniiv shnnM in
vade the sanctity of my home, and jour
tongue nttempt to smirch Its honor, was
beyond my wildest dream of your effrontery.
How dare your'
"Dare? Dare. Preacher?" Interrupted Mo
Lood. still sneering "Whv, b' tha higher
law,' of course You hav e been teaching all
your life that there were higher laws than
paper-made statutes. You have trained this
county In crime under this beautiful Ideal.
Surely I may follow the teachings of a
master in Israel?"
"Well. I was a man before I was a
preacher. There are soma things deeper
than tha forms of religion, if you wish to
push the higher law to its last application.
iou nave round that quick in my soul, mine
enemy! I have resigned my church to kill
jou. There Is not room for you and me on
mis earth '
McLeod sprang to his fet, his soul
chilled by the tone in which the threat was
uttered. Ha started to call for help, and
looked down the gleaming barrel of a re
volver. "Move now or open your mouth, and I kill
you instantly Sit down. I give you flvo
minutes to write jour last message to this
McLeod sank Into his seat trembling like
a leaf, with the perspiration standing out
on his forehead In cold beads. Now and
then he glanced furtively at the stern race
of blind fury towering over his crouching
Unable to endure he terrible strain ho
sank to the floor whining, slobbering, beg
ging in abject cowardice for his life. Ho
crawled toward the preacher and reached
out his hand and touched his foot
"My God. Doctor, you are mad. Yon win
not commit murder. You are a minister
And then his eyes rested on a attaint lit
tle daguerreotype picture of his wife in her l or Jesus Christ. Bin mewne. T t .
bridal dress s her sweet glrUsh fact- full of feet Your wife Is aa pur as an angel.
juuucmy uasion ourst into the room,
trembling with excitement "My God, Doc
tor, what doe- this mcanr'ha cried, itlai
lng tho revolver.
McL-od sprang toward Gaston, groanlns
and crawling toward his feet "Save me,
Gaston-the Doctor's gone mad-he Is about
to kill me!"
Charlie, I must! pleaded the preacher.
0. no: this is m.nrinsn T innv .. -e
I an ln tlme' l m'"eil you at the speaklni
...ui.M,, tt minor ox mis sianuer I hur
ried to find j-ou. I saw yorr study open
and read jour letter I knew I'd find snu
here. I'll manage McLecd."
The preacher sat down, crying. McLeofl
had crawled hack to his desk and -wao
mopplns his face Gaston walked over to
him ml said, with slow, trembling era-
"I give jou twelve hours to close this of
fice, wind up jour business and leave this
countj-. In the meantime you write a de
nial of this slander, satisfactory to me, for
publication. If you ever open your mourn
? f i a T1 m fcsr-mother or put your
ww ... ..,-. i-uumy, i wri Kin you. I ex
pect jour letter ready in two hours "
Gaston took the preacher by the arm and
led him down tho stairs and back to his
study. In the reaction thero was a pitiable
mV". houi! he was quIet' anJ. turn
ing to Gaston, he said: u-
hV"6' f Ul1 your moUler t coma
here; I want to sea her."
When sho came and sat down beside him,
with quiet dlgnltj-. she said: "Kow DcS
tor. say what jou wish, Charlie has r,M
r,,:"' "" : P to in"
"I oily want to a1e tnn n. .,
I" lour friendship for
this villain mav hav i..i x t . r
Saw .T"" f anJ' Crtme- I"only Wan'
Know the measure of your own eullt
.. ii ?"? John." using his first !
,:.:"y.."ia noi "r years. "h has always
."h"i!e 'roni a boy. and ln tho dark-
iour lftv.0LF heiUS "ff- wh'n f"
fro i?2e.K5wln? ?Id and slipping away
hmlS mr fal,tn ln a" thnss fading,
r rSJuiSiS'Si lo !"oke "'sn.r love to me.
LEWIS1 hl'?.vwl,h "" and have since
treated him with contempt. You know that
I kissed him once when he was a boy. 1
to f ?" yU "" What d0 iou Propose
o'3I"a! ?.m -?" n,3r darling?" he softly
tlai?Mle her hand' "Be?n anew
irom this moment to love and cherish,
honor and protect you unto death. You ori
my w.fe. I took jou a beautiful child, in
nocent of the world If yc, have failed ln
the least, I have failed. It you have stum
bled ln thn clsrVr n In n. .T.i. -
will lift you up ln my arms and soothe you
a2a mother would her babe. If jou should
even fall Into the bottomless pit. Into thi
Pit and down to the lowest pths or helL
I would go. and lift jou in the ann of
my love. To break the tie that binds m
is unthinkable It has p-ossed Into the ta
m.'ite'ot on,y are our soala one In a
den things of nature In our in on that t
S:. ve ls etcrnal. And your love for ma
Oh. John, you are breaking mr hart
f,iWl WThen.i,th.!nk that I doubSd yc?
iS,.,!,.1 couM .hava brooked your anger,
but this overwhelms me!"
graIvtelyMsaadWay, bee" my character.-
nU"e-i ,navo never known you ontflj
"ow -and in a moment she was bbtot:i
nS".1? breaat- tha years had roUed baSt '
UftJSS."' In th9 sweet rpnSumaa2
05'nt- MM. or Doobldy. Par aC,'-,
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