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SATURDAY, MAT 2, 1903.
IS CLEVELAND AN ??IMPOSSI?
BLE CANDIDATE ?"
Tho Brooklyn Eagle has lent Its powor
\ and. prestige to tho furtherance of a de
. niand for Mr. Cleveland's renomination
In 10M, but tho World's Work has taken
' an exactly opposite view of the case.
In its editorial mention, World's Work
any?, that "If anything bo certain, In
politics, it *ls certain that no man can
: be elected President who has twice held
that olllce. Furthermore," ?aye the
Wprld'B Work, "few things are moro cer?
tain that the unpopularity of Mr. Cleve?
land among- tho managers of his own
?party. Although he is the only Domocrnt
that has occupied tho White House in
more than forty years, .and although he
; has made a permanent place for hlmsolf
In our history, his party would not now
have him, for the Southern Domoorats,
though they havo drifted away from
Bryan, havo not drifted back to Cleve?
land." Finally, In tho opinion of this
magazine, Mr. Cleveland's own conduct
has not revealed anything that would Im?
ply that he would become a candidate
again. In commenting upon those va?
rious reasons for concluding that Mr.
Cleveland Is an impossible suggestion,
World's Work sums the whole thing up
by saying: "It has boon proved that ho
?was tho best candidate that his party
has had In half a centuryl but tho .talk
of him as a candidato again argues a
,-paucity of mon that Is unbecoming the
great party' to which ho bolongs."
There can bo no doubt that there Is a
etrong senUmont that Mi?. Clovoland
cannot be considered for a. third torm,
but It is by no means certain that un?
popularity with party managers le a suf?
ficient reason of Itself to lose any ono
?. .tho election. Not to lia able to control
the machine may deprive a man of the
nomination, and In Mr. Cleveland's cane
It may well make lilm Impossible, but
onco nominated It Is tho pooplo and not
tho party managers who elect. Tho votes
that make Presidents for this country
uro cast by that great body of pooplo
who are Insplrod by those words with
which Mr. Clovoland closed hla address
et St. Louis on Wednesday!
? "Let us." he said, "appreciate1 more
keenly than evor how vitally necessary
it Is to our country's weal that every
ono within its citizenship should bo clear
minded In political aim and aspiration,
Blncere and honost In his conception of
.our country'e mission, and aroused to
higher and more responsible patriotism
by the reflection that it is a. solemn thing
to belong to a people favored of God."
The Brooklyn, Eagle says that Cleve?
land Is the, j?i??y '.man who can b?at
Roosevelt. It is interesting that Imme?
diately after that articlo appeared these
two men mot In tho city of St. Louis,
In the State of Missouri, the hot-bed of
etonelsm nnd Bryanlsm, yet our staff
correspondent says that Cleveland got a
tremendous ovation, and the old familiar
?logan of "Four more years of Grover"
Was again heard In the land. We do not
believe that anything short of a political
minada could put Mr. Clovoland in the
?White House again, but the days of
miracles aro not past?In politics.
REPEAL OF THE FIFTEENTH
The text of Judgo Holmes' opinion In
the Alabama franchise caso sheds new
Jlght upon the decision. We had under?
stood that tho plaintiff asked for an in?
junction to restrain the r?glbtrnr.s from
acting under the now Constitution. It
eeeins, however, that tho plaintiff asked
the court to compel tho registrars to put
his name on the )?3t, at the same time
alleging that tho whole registration
?eherne of tho Alabama Constitution was
a fraud upon the Constitution of the
United States. "If wo accept tho con?
clusion which It Is the chief purpose of
tho bill to maintain," says Judgo Holmes,
?'how can wo mAko the court a part of
the unlawful ?eherne by accepting It und
addir?; another vote to Ita fraudulent
As already stated, tho case of Brlck
houso, from Norfolk, will ask for rellof
upon different ground.*.. Brickhouse does
not ask to bo registered undar the Vir?
ginia Constitution. Ho Ignores tho reg?
istration that was hold, claiming that It
?as fraudulent and void because held
under the Constitution, which Is In con?
flict with the Fifteenth Amendment o?
the Constitution of the United States.
He brings an action for damages against
the Judge* of election, holding that they
should havo gone by the old registration
?.ml permitted him to vott.
In thl? connecllon wo aro Interested no
II it Io in tho comments that have- been
made by Northern newspaper?. Tho
Philadelphia Ledger, for example, say?
that it 1* difficult lo see on precisely
what ground? the Federal courts can in
?trlct legality decline to pas? upon thl?
question, for' It would ?eem that If the
fTediral court? have au/ duty whatever,
It te to decide constitutional question?
arid the relation between the State Con?
stitution end ?io Fourteenth fthd Fif?
teenth Amendments of tho Federal Con?
"But," adds the Lcdgor, "there ha?
awakened In the consciousness of th
oountry a suspicion that tho Fourteenth
nnd Flff?>otilh Amendments may have
been measure? of uncertain wisdom,
added to the Constitution without dUo de?
liberation upon tiho consequences, and ?
protty gonoral conviction that the ques?
tion treatod -In them?that of negro suf?
frage?Is ono of those which had better
be left 1o tho sovoral States for deter?
mination. Within a very fow years Just
past a romnrknbie reconstruction of
Northern opinion upon the negro ques?
tion has tnken place, the conclusion be?
ing now hold by our most thoughtful
cillions that tho South may bo trusted
and should be trusted to deal wisely
nnd honorably with what Is, after all, its
own groat problem. The gonoral prev?
alence of this conviction may bo said to
constitute a sort of unwritten amend?
ment to the amendments to the Consti?
tution, and It is tindoubodly In accord?
ance with It that the Suprome Court
?has declined to allow tho Federal tri?
bunals to- decide whether Alabama's suf?
frage laws are In conflict with tho negro
suffrago amendmonts. Tho State of Now
York formally annulled its ratification
of tho Fifteenth Amondmont, and If the
country generally has reached a maturo
Judgment against Its wisdom, tho fact
constitutes an uncnacted but oftectlv?
rescissory act which It Is 'tho peculiar
function of the Supreme Court to give
tho form of law."
As If that wore not sufficiently sig?
nificant, not to say startling, tho Now
York Bun comes along with an editorial
articlo on tho samo line, and after making
somo reference to Thirteenth nnd Four?
teenth Amendments, finally addresses It?
self to tho Flftoonth Amendment, "which
incorporates," It nays, "what the nation
is rapidly coming to believe was ono of
its most deplorable mistakes." "The
hasty policy," adds the Sun, "which In?
vested tho emancipated males of Afrloin j
descent with tho full right of suffrage
was partly the result of supposed poli?
tical expediency, partly of an ignorant
ovo'restlmatlon of the possibilities of de?
velopment inherent In the race. The
costly experience of more than a third
of a century has .demonstrated the tre?
mendous doublo mistake. The South has
long known It! tho North Is fast learn?
ing It." Thon In the same spirit of can?
dor and common eonso the Sun says that,
"however far tho direful consequences of
this error of national judgment in 1861)
nnd 1S70 may bo successfully avoided In
the twentieth century by local expedients
?In evasion of the spirit, If not of the
latter, of tho Fifteenth Amendment,. the
probability remains that sooner or later
the country will have to face clearly the
question of Its repeal."
Tho Fifteenth Amendment was con?
ceived In hatred, and born In vengeance
and splto. It Is no surprise, therefore,
that It has proven to bo a curse to the
black man, a curse to tho Republican
party, and a question of ever presont
voxatlon to tho whole country. In the
prosont state of public sentiment, as un
Original proposition, it would not for
ono moment be entertained, but wo fear
that tho people of tho Nprth havo not
the moral courago t? repeal it. It Js won?
derfully significant, however, that a lead?
ing Republican newspaper at tho North
should como out boldly and say, to all
lntonts and purposes, that It ought to be
repealed, and tho sooner the better. Tho
truth Is at lost assorting Itself.
DR. JETER'S COMMUNICATION.
Editor of Tlio Tlmes-DIspatch:
Sir,?I have Just road tho article in this
morning's Tlmes-DIspatch contributed by
M. Jeter, M. D., of Salem, Vn. I am-mpro
than surprised that you should lend the
uso ot your valuable paper for tho publi?
cation of such stuff as Is contained in
that article, For tho grossest ignoranco
and superstition thero Is, nothing In an?
cient history In the dark agos that can
comparo with it. I cannot conceive in
theso latter days how It Is possible for
any man, If ho has dono any reading and
kept at all In touch with modern thought
and common sense, to be so utterly out
of Joint with all that is true. The only
solution of tho matter must be his gross
Ignorance ' and superstition. Trying to
bolster up his arguments by quotations
from the Bible Is not only an insult to the
Bible, but to God who gave It. The quo?
tations have no more reference to tho
negro than they havo to the man who
wrote that articlo.
Richmond, Va,, April 30th.
Our correspondent cannot condemn the
article of Dr. Jeter more than wo do. As
we said, in yesterday's paper, It was harsh
and cruel nnd uttorly without Justification.
Wo gave It space because it Is the view
of an extremist who represents a class of
whites.- All of them'do not say with Dr.
Jeter's frankness that tho negro I3 a
boast, but they treat him as though ho
wero. Thoy would keep him In subjec?
tion, withhold from him educational ed
vnntttsos, and mako him serve tho white
Dr. Jeter's papor must bring many whlto
mun to reflection. It wo bolloved ns ho
believes, we, too, should bo opposed to
educating tho negro. But as wo recog
nlzp tho black man to bo a member ot
the human family, endowod with Intel?
lect and possessed of an immortal soul,
wo are In favor of treating him aa other
human beings aro treated?of giving him
a chanco to Improve his mind and develop
his character and lit himself for tho king?
dom of heaven.
WFST VIRGINIA Q. A. R.
And co tho West Virginia encumpment
of tho Grand Army of tho Republic enter
a protest against the placing of a statue
of Leo in the Cupllol nt Washington.
They aro silent to whether Onora)
Washington's ought to go there or not
Evidently they do not like to diseuse tbo
record of tlio lino old "rebel," but they
gleefully point to the oath of ofllco that
Ixie took to prove that ho was a perjured
Those West Virginians do not know aa
much about American history us they
ought; nor half bo much as Charles
Francia Adams docs. Cor he has done the
causo of truth Incalculable servie? by
proving that at the time when Lee was a
cadet at West Point the, text book on
conHtltutlonal law In uso thero (Hawle's)
tanghi; tho doctrine, protty generally ac?
cepted then, that tho Stata? had the
right to eecedo from the Untan.
ft will be difficult for those S>V?,"<- vlr'
glnlun? to corvvlnco the world that th.ey
know ,mofe about the hUtory of ,th?*
eouhtry ??orl Mr, Adams doe?, of that
they have keener perceptiva of the obli*
g?tions of an oath than Robert Edward
THE WEST POINT PIRE.
We are greatly distressed to hear of
the dlsaSt?F at West Polht, filid wo tx?
tend the sincere sympathy of Richmond
to .the good p'oopit of that community.
Wo wish that connltlons had been euch
ne to ehitble the Richmond Fire Depart?
ment to render timely aid and arrest th?
It la. a serious thing, surely, for tho bus?
iness portion of a town to be destroyedi
but the people of West Point have cour?
age, aa well as enterprise, and they will
not be cast down, In a little' whllo, we
predict, tho work of reconstruction will
begin, and West Point will be more clty
llke than ever whon Ita business streets
aro lined with handsome new stores.
It Is the pooplo that make a town, and
tho peoplo of West Point aro equal to
the task now sot tor them. Tho fire may,
after all, provo at last to be a blessing
In ' dlsnulse,
At the St. Louis Club reception some
ono handed Cardinal Gibbons a long'glasH
filled with liquor. "This Is whiskey, I
bellve, said His Eminence. "Yes," waa
the reply. "Then I nhould prefer that
'some one of you experienced gentlemen
might drink It, It might knock me out, "
Virginia, by all means, should have a
good tobacco exhibit at St. Louis next
year, and a far botter one at Norfolk ln
190V. We are glad to see the Interest
[ shown In tho organization of tho trade
| for this purpose. Lot our othor agricultu?
ral Industries -pursue the samo sagacious
course, and tho Old D.omlnlon will then
have'on aggregated collection which will
demonstrate that while wo'aro rich In
memories and antiques, wo'aro also opu?
lent in material resources and ln up-to
It is to bo hoped that tho Rov. Mr.
Hadden's fee was satisfactory in tho mat?
ter of tho Vnnderbllt-Rutherford mar?
riage, because It seems certain that the
reverend gentleman Is going* to be dis?
ciplined for allowing the ceremony to take
place In St. Mark's Churoh.
The Vandorbllt's marriages and di?
vorces have caused heaps of scandal and
trouble in this world.
Wo are a nation of hero worshippers, .
but tho people never go wild over a little
man, That groat demonstration In St.
Louis, In which the ex-Presldont outshone
tho President, meant, If It meant any?
thing, that Grever Cleveland is still con?
sidered the greatest Amorlcan citizen.
Bostock will bo missed when he Is gone,
ns he soon will bo. Tho result of his visit
hero probably will be to create a demand
for a "Zoo" on the Reservoir grounds.
That it will come In time, wo do not
doubt, and wo look soon to see a start
mado ln the direction ot that enterprise.
The New York Times names Judge
Lurton as the coming man for the Demo?
cratic nomination for President, but It
falls to enlighten us as to who this Judge
Lurton really is.
Your Uncle Grover was very much In
evidence at St. Louis and tho fact that he
rocelved quito as much applause as the*
Prosldont was significant, to say the least
Mrs. Hetty Green has taken a ehot
at New York society, and the Louisville
Courier-Journal Is dlsposod to encourage
Mrs. Green's literary efforts.
Messrs. Carnegie and Morgan crossing
the ocoan at the same time and on the
samo ship should prove a harvest to rtlm
waiters on said ship.
Tho wholo country waits with Interest
to hear what tho Hon. William J. Bryan
has to say, about the ovation at St. Louis
to the Horn Grovor Cloveland, the traitor.
A good pair ot oyes could soe tho leaves
grow yesterday.?Now York Tribuno.
In other words, you can soo tho trees
Well, now wo shall wait to see what
tho esteemed Commoner will have to say
about all tho quoor doings In St. Louts,
it seems to bo up to Mr, Secretary Hay
to decide whether China shall cough up
any moro Indemnity.
With a new depot that Is up-to-date,
and accidental prohibition on hand, Farro
vlllo ought to be a mighty happy town.
The Balkan war cloud haa shrunk beck
to the hand sizo again.
May sooms to havo borrowed her Inau?
guration day from March.
Robert C. Ogdon.
At the mooting of tho Union League
Club In New York, when resolutions con?
demning tho South wore offered, Mr, Og?
don took tlio south's pL-t and ecccoedod
In defeating tho resolution?.
Thou nohlo son of snow-bound land,
Wo givo thee hearty grouting;
With l?v? end pralso In heart and hand,
That timo will no'or find lleotlng.'
Deep In tho heart of man and maid.
True love for theo la growing,
E'or since by theo those words wore Bald,
Thy generous naturo showing.
All riso as ono to honor thee,
All lips unito in praising,
All Southern uyes on land and soa
Aro on true manhood gaging.
Tho' over us the clouds hang dark,
Tho clear light shines abovo them!
You struck tlio forgo, out flow tho spark
Brave soul! All true souls love them?
To noble minds that soar on high,
That grasp the thoughts Immortal,
Tim placo wo dwell at 'neath. tho sky
Cuu novcr close tho portal.
Wo givo thee, warm a? Southern ekle?,
An rich an qunset splendor,
? love by kindness won, that dies
Only with Ufa's surrender. '
?. M, P.
Mountain Ylewt Amhorstr Yo?.
Zinna of thought |
? 4?+HM ???4 ??!??????+??*
Mobile Rogtet?k'i Behivtor Morgan le tua
only public man who has had the cour?
age to oft.ll attention to the fact that the
nmiody for any aotlon by organized la?
bor that Is Contrary to ?'?? goneral wel?
fare la ob.atlhable by State leglslaton.
At the ?ame timo he docs not toll us how
to got politician? to Introduce any legis?
lation of the ?ort.
Chattanooga Times! Ilowover, so for
as Mr. Carnegie la concerned, the world
will credit .him not only with being a
groat philanthropist, but will cordially
approve him as one ot tho most slncdl'o
well-wishers of human kind tho world
has recently produced. His purpose Is
rlghte us even if It should fall short of
Houston Poat: Tho fact that Postmas
ter-Gonoi'al Payne has dismissed Tynor
Instead of accepting his resignation mere?
ly proves that the Administration Is more
than usually oareful In seleotlng its
scapo-goat In this Instance Tyner 1? so
noar dead that thero Isn't an atom of
"corno back* In him,
Maoon Telegraph: President Roosevelt's
speeches on tho ' subject of tho tTtfsts
havo seomod to us either-so Indefinito or
no visionary that we havo beon disposed
to smile at tho rumors that tho trust
magnates wore' afraid of him. However,
It tho Now York Sun roprosonts tho
great corporations, as Is freely asserted,
thon thoro Is Indeed fear, or at loast de
tstatlon, of President Roosevelt In that
A Few Foreign Facts.
The Shah of Persia lias the long tails
of his horsos dyed crimson for six Inches
at their tips. No one else in tho coun?
try Is allowed thla privilege.
Tho Khedive of Egypt Is fond of horses,
and has the most costly set of harness
In the world. It was made In England,
cost'$10,000, and Is for four horsss.
The first needle used In England was
mado In Queen Mary's rolgn by aii?gro,
who unfortunately died before Imparting
tho secret to any: one, says Homo Notes.
In the reign of Queen Elizabeth the art
of needle making was redlscovorod by a
Gorman, who Imparted It to an English?
The harvest of this year In the Argen?
tino Republic Is unprecedented. Exact
data cannot yet bo obtained, but, tho best
estimates show that the crop of corn
(maize) will be .approximately $3.500,000
tons, of which 1.O00.000 wll be retained
for homo consumption and for seod, leav?
ing for export 2,500,000 tons.
Dr. Demploft, the head of the German
anti-malarial expedition to Now Guinea,
announces that he has discovered an
oqnatlc Insect which dostroys the
anopheles mosquito, nnd that he pro?
poses to cultivate the creature artificially
In tho hopo of exterminating tho mos?
quito, thereby exterminating malaria.
Since November, 1807, when the first
German sailors were landed and posses?
sion was taken of Kyaoehau, North
China, which covers an area, of 208.4
square miles, and counts 80,000 Inhabi?
tants, the Gorman government has spent
$11,900,000 on It, and tho new aproprla
tlon calls for $2,950,198,. of which $1.177,860
Is destined for building and fortifying
purposes and for a floating dock.
Personal and General.
Eliza Boylo O'Reilly, tho second daugh?
ter of the late Irish-American poet. John
Boylo O'Reilly, will shortly lssuo a
volume of poems.
"Farmer" ?. B. Dunn, of thq United
States Weather Bureau, has just pub?
lished a volume on "The Weather and
Practical Methods of Forecasting It,"
George T. Winston, prosident of the
North Carolina Agricultural and Me?
chanical College, has accepted an Incita?
tion to address tho North Carolina So?
ciety of Now York on May 30th.
Jesso Joel Moore, secretary of the new
Railroad Y. M. C. A. In Peru, Ind., has
Just patented a signal system and safety
gear which Is designed to present
wrecks on steam and electric roads.
Eight Chippendale chairs, onco the I
property of Francis Scott Koy, author
of "Tho Star Spangled Banner," were sold
at auction In Baltimore recently and
brought S1.00O aplnco. Only twelve of tho
same design ?vero brought to this country.
North Carolina Sentiment.
Tho Raleigh News-Observer says:
'?There Is room to-day'In the South? I
thoro will always be room?for tho negro
In agriculture Not a few havo come to
own tholr o?vn farms arid aro doing well.
The only help they have had ln this best I
progross of the race has come from tho |
Southorn land-owners. Tho farming de?
partment, not tho mechanical, of negro I
Industrial education is the best hope of |
This Is from tho Monroe Journal:
" 'Labor as wo will, those who bear the
weight must stand next to It.' In that
ono homely and common sonso expression
Mr. Grovor Cleveland set at naught tho
tens ot sophistry that would-be philan?
thropists of the North havo boen print
iiur and spooking of the negro question
for the last quarter of a century. If any
one of commanding position haa ever
spokon a clearer word Into the Northern
ear upon this subject, wo have never
The Charlotte Observer gives us ?omo
Intormatlon of ex-Sonator ?McLaurtn. It
"In his new position as the presldont
of an Industrial company ex-Bonator Mc
Laurln, of South Carolina, Wl" no doubt
make moro money nnd bo happier than ho
was as a United States Ponutor, though
Burroundcd then by toadlos ??nd courtiers.
But tho fact remains that' ho ought not
to have lain down."
Things are In b?d"~sbapo In Ashovjlio.
Tho Citizen exclaims:
"Who would havo believed It possible
a fow months ago tlu>t tho Ashovlllo
churches could ovor become places for
holding political meetings'?"
The Durham Herald say?!
"It Is noticed that the. Commoner hua
named no man who la looked ?P?" b,y, .
publlo as being blggor than the candidato
from Nebraska." ? \ . .
Account dedication of Odd-Fellows'
Homo at Lynchburg, Y?}?. Mft>L-1." -j
?pedal fast train will be run via ??[???"
and Western Ry., leaving Norfolk Sunday,
May 10th, 11 A. M? stopping at BufloiK
and Petersburg. Return!?.? 1?*?? ,uy?S?l
burg 11 P. M. May 11th? Roupd tflpW?!
Petersburg ?2.50. Pasonger? leaving ?ten
mond at 12:20 ?, M, Sunday, Muy loth,
will connect with special train ?? * ^???'
'A. DUS?M? Chairman.
The Danvers Jewels
BY MAKY CHOLMOND?LEYS.
(?y Sp?cial Arrangement with HafpOf & Uro.)
When I came down before dinner I
found Ralph and Charles talking earn?
estly by the halt fire, Ralph'a hand on
his brother's shoulder.
"You eoe wo are no further forward
than wo were," ho was eaylng.
"Wo shall have Marat?n back. to-mor?
row," eakl Charles, as tho gong bogan to
sound, "We cannot take any ?top till
then, ospoolally If wo don't want to put
our foot In It, ? havo been racking my
brain? all the afternoon without tho vos
tigo of a result, Wo must Just hold our
hands for tho momont."
Dinner wns "announced, and wo waited
pallontly for a fow minutes and Impa?
tiently fot? a gbod many mono, until
Evolyn; hurried down, .apologising for bo?
Ing lato, and with a measngo from Lady
Mary that we wero not to wait for her,
as sho was dining up-stalrs In her own
room, a practice to which sho Boomed
"And whoro Is Aurelia?" asked Ralph,
"Sho .Is not coming. down to dinner
elthor," said Evelyn; "Sho has a bad
hendaoho again, and Is lying down. Sho
asked mo;to toll you that sho wishes par?
ticularly to soo you this ovonlng, as she
Is going away to-morrow, and If sho Is
well enough she will corno down to the
morning-room at nino;T Indeed, eho eald
sho would conio down anyhow."
Attor Ralph's natural anxiety respect?
ing his lady lovo had been rollovod, and
ho had beon repeatedly assured that noth?
ing much was amiss, wo went in to din?
ner, and a moro lugubrious repast I novcr
remember being prosent at. Tho menls
of tho day might have beon classlflod
thus: Breakfast, dismal, luncheon, dls
mallor (or moro dismal)! dinner, dltimnl
ost (or most dismal). Thoro really was
no conversation. Even I, who, without
going vory doop (which I consider Is not
In good tast?), havo something to say on
almost every subject?even I felt myself
nonplussed for the timo being. Each of
us In.turn got out a few constrained
words, and thon relapsed Into silence.
Evelyn ate nothing, and hor hand trem?
bled so much when sho poured out a
glass of water that she split some on tho
cloth. I saw Charles was watching her
furtively, and I became more and moro
certain that Aurella was right, and that
Evelyn know something about tho mys?
tery of the night before, I must and
would speak to her that vory evening.
"Bitterly cold," said Ralph, when at
last we hod reached the dessert stage. "It
Is snowing itili, and the wind is gottlng
up," ? t
In truth, tho -wind was moaning round
the house llko an uneasy spirit.
"That sound In tho wind always means
snow," said Charles, evidently for the
sake of saying something. "It Is easter?
ly,- I .should think. Yes." after a pause,
when another silence soemd imminent,
"thoro goes the 8 o'clock train. It must
bo quito a quarter of an hour late,
though, for It has struck oight eoYos time.
I can hear it distinctly. The station Is
throo miles away, and you never hear
tho train uhloss tho wind Is In the east."
"Come, Charles," not three miles?two
miles and a half," put In Ralph.
? "Well, two and a half from hero down
to the station, but certainly three from
the station up here," replied Charles;
and so silence was laboriously avoided
by diligent sail talk, until we returned
to tho drawing-room, thankful that there
at least wo could take up a book, and be
silent If wo wished. We all did wish It,
apparently. Evelyn was sitting by a
lamp when we camo In, with a book bo
fore her, her elbow on the table, shading
her faca with a slender, delicate hand.
Sho remained motionless, her eyes fixed
upon the page, but I noticed after some
time that she had. never .'turned It over.
Charles may havo read his newspaper,
but If he did, It was with ono eye upon
Evelyn all the time.' Between watching
them both I did not, as may be Imagined,
make much progress myself. How was
I to manage to, speak to Evelyn alone,
and without Charles' knowledge?
At last Ralph, who had gone Into tho
morning-room, opened tho drawing-room
door, and put his head In.
"Aurelia has not corno down yet, and 1t
is a quarter-past nino. I wish you would
run up, Evelyn, and see If sho Is com?
"Sho is sure to come," replied Evelyn,
without raising her eyes. "She said she
must seo you."
Ralph disappeared again, and the books
and papers were studied anow with un?
swerving devoton. At the ond of another
ten 'minutes, howeovr, tho Impatient
"It Is half-past nino," he said, In an
Injured tone. "Do pray run up, Evelyn.
I don't think she can be oomlng at all.
G am afraid ?ho Is worse." >
Evelyn lai?! down hor book and left
the room, Ralph sauntered back Into tho
morning-room, where wo hoard him be?
guiling his solitude with a fow chorde on
Presently Evelyn returned. She was
palo oven?to tho Up3 and hor voice falt?
ered as sho said:
"She luis not gone to bed, for thero Is a
light In hor room; but sho would not
answer when I knocked and tlio door la
"All of which clroumstancos are not
sulllclont to moko you as white ns a
ghost," said Charles. '? think ovon it
Aurolla has a headache, you would boar
tho occurrence with fortltudo. My doar
child, you do not net so ?voli off tho
Btago as on It. Thero Is something on
your mind. People don't upset wntor
at dlunor, and refuso all food except
pellets of pinched bread, for nothing.
What Is It?"
Evelyn sank Into a chair, and covered '
her taco with her trembling hands.
' "Ye.8, V thought so," said Charles,
kneeling down by her, and gently with?
drawing her hands. ?'Como, Evelyn, what
"I dare not say." And she turned
away her face, and tried to disengage her
hands, but Citarlos held thorn firmly.
"Is It about what happened last night?"
ho asked, In a tono that was kind, but
that evidently Intended to have an uns
"And do you know that I am suspect?
Charles? Noveri" she cried,
"Yus, I. Suspected by my own fiithnr,
So If you know anything. Kvelyu?which"
I seo you do?It Is your duty to tell us,
and to help us In every way you can."
Ho had let ??o her handa now, and had
"1 don't know anything for certain,"
sho said, "but?but wo soon shall. Au?
relia knows, and sha Is going to ten
"Miss Grant!" I oxclulmed, "Sho know
nothing at tao. time. Sho was asking mo
"H Is since then," continued Kvolyn,
"I wont up to her room before dlnnor tu
able her for a fan that I had lent her.
Sho was packing some of her things, and
tho lloor was strown with packing paper
and parc.ols. Sho gave me my fan, and
was going on putting hor things together,
talking all tlio timo, when she nuked mo
to hti'nd hor a glove box on tho dressing
ti'.blo. As I did so my eye'fell on a piece
of paper? lying, together with others, nml
I instantly recognized It as the.same that
had been wrapped around tha diamond
crescent when Colono! Mlddleton Jlrtit
shewed us the Jewels. I ?hould never
have noticed it?for, though It was rice
paper, It looked Just like the other pieces
strewn about?If I had pot seen two Uttlo
angular, tears, which ? suddenly remem?
bered making ln It myself when Genera)
Mum ton asked me not to pull It to pieces,
which I suppose I had boon absently do
ing. I made somo sort of exclamation of
mirprleo, and Aurelia turned round sharply
and aeked mo what was tho matter, An
I did not answer, elio left her packing- and
came to the tnblo. Sho saw In a moment
what I was looking at. I had turned aa
rod aa flro, and sho wan quito while, 't
did not mean you to seo that,' sho said
at last, imlotly taking up tho papor. ?
meant no ono to know until I had shown
It to Ralph. Do you know whoro I found
It?' and sho looked hard at mo. I could
only shako my head. I was too much
ashamed ot a suspicion I hnd had to bo
ttblo to get out a word. ? am very sorry,'
continued Aurelia, 'but I am afraid It will
bo my duty to toll Ralph, whatovor tho
o-msoquonces may be. I havo boon think?
ing It ovor, iiiid I think ho ought to
know. I. am going to show It to him to?
night, aftor dlnnor,' and she r?it It In her
pocket and then began to cry. I did not
know what to sny or do, I was so fright?
ened at tho thought of what was coming:
and, a? the dressing boll rang at that
moment, I wns Just loavlng the room,
when sho called mo back.
"? can't como down to dlnnor,' sho
said. ? hato Ralph, to soo mo with red
eyes. Tell^hlm I shall corno down after?
ward, at 9 o'clock, nnd that I want to
seo? him particularly; only don't tell him
"what It Is about, or mention It to any
ono else, I did.not mean any ono to know
till no did,'
"Sho began to cry afresh, and I made
her Ilo down and put a shawl over her,
and then loft hor, as I had Utili to dress,
Hnd I know that Aunt Mary was not com?
ing down. I was Into a? It was."
"Is that all?" said Charles, who had
teen listening Intently. *
"All," replied Evelyn. "We ehnll soon
know tho worst now."
I "Very soon," said Charlo?. "Ralph may
come In hero at any moment. Evelyn
and Mlddleton, will you have tho good?
ness to como with mo?" and he led tho
way Into tbe hall.
We could hear Ralph In the next room,
humming over an old Trlsh molody, with
an Improvised accompaniment.
"Now show me hor room!" said Charles,
"and bo quick about It!"
Evelyn looked at hlra astonished, and
then led the way up stairs, along tlio
picture gallery, to anothor wing of tho
houso. She stopped at last before a door
at tho end of a passage, dimly lighted by
a lamp at tlio further end. Thero was a
light under the door, and a bright chink
ln the koy-hole; hut though we listened
Intently, we could hear nothing stirring
"Knock? again," said (Charles to Evelyn.
"Louder!" ns her hand failed her.
Thero was no answer. As we listened
tho light within disappeared.
"Bring that lamp from the end Of the
pc.ssago," said Charles to Evelyn, and sho
"Hold It therel" he said; "and you,
Mlddleton, stand asldol",
Ho took ? fow stops backward, and
then flung hlmsolf against thn door with
his wholo force. It croalccd nnd groaned,
"The lock Is old. It Is bound to go,"
ho said, panting a little.
"Roally, Charles," I remonstrated, "a
lcdy's private apartment! Miss Derrick,
I wonder you allow this I"
Charles retreated again, and then mado
a fresh and evon fiercer onslaught upon
the door. Thoro wae a sound of splinter?
ing wood and of bursting screws, and ln
anothor moment tho door flew open ? In?
ward, and Charlea was precipitated head
foremost Into tho room, his evening pumps
flourishing wildly ln tho air. In an In?
stant ho was on his feot again, gasping
hard, and had seized the lamp out of Evo
lyn's hand. Bo foro I had time to remon?
strate on tho liberty he was taking, wo
wero all three In the room.
It was empty!
In one corner stood a box, half packed,
with various articles of clothing lying
by it. On tho dressing table was a whole
medley of lltilo feminine knick-knacks,
with a candlestick in tho midst, tho dead
wick still smoking in the socket, and ac?
counting for tho disappearance of the
light a few minutos before. Tho flro had
gone out, but on a ohalr by It was laid
a black laco evening gown, evidently put
out to bo worn, whllo over the fondor a
dainty pair of silk stooklngs had beon
hung, and two diminutive black satin
shoes wore waiting on tho hearth-rug.
Tho whole aspect of the room epoko of
a sudden and precipitato flight.
"Bolted!" said Charles, when he had re?
covered his breath, "And so the mystery
is out at last! I might have known there
was a wopnan at tho bottom of It. Unpro.
meditated, though," ho continued, looking
around. "Sho meant to havo gono to
morrow, but your recognition of that pa?
per frightened her, though sho turned It
oft well to gain time. No fool, that. She
r-nly had an hour, and she mado the most
of It, and got oft, no doubt, whllo wo woro
at dlnnor, by the two minutos past eight
train, which Is tho last to-night; and at?
tor the telegraph ollloe was closed, tool
Sho knew nothing could bo dono until to?
morrow. Sho lias moro wits than I gave
her crodlt for."
"I distrusted hor botero, though I had
no reaSon for.lt, but I never thought she
was gono," said Evelyn, trembling vio
lerttly and still looking around tho room,
"1 knew It," said Charles, "from the
moment I saw Uio light through tho key?
hole. A key-hol?A^wlth a key In It would
not have shown half tho amount ot light
through it: and a locked door without
a key In It is safo to have boon locked
from tho outside. Hod sho a maid with
"No," replied Evelyn, "She used to
como to me, next door, when she wanted
lulp?but not often?because I think sho
know I did not llko hor, though I tried
?ot to show it"
"Well, wo havo seen the last of hor, or
? am muoh mistaken," said Charles, '?And
now," ho added, compressing his lips, "1
supposo I must go and toll Ralph."
"Oh, Ralph, Ralphl" gaspod Evelyn,
with a sudden aob? "and ho was so fond
"And so you distrusted her before, Evo
?? Good quality, worthy
is emphatically of good
quality worthy of your
lordship and of all peo?
ple of good taste, This
?s due to its admirable
design, and workman?
ship, its sterling quality
and its moderate price.
?y ? ? And why did yon hot mention tha?
fact a little sooner?
"Without any reason for It, Ahd whttt
Ralphs-oil, 1. oouldn'tl 1 oouldn'tl" said
tho girl, crimsoning.
Charlo? gated Intently at her , aa aha
turned away, pressing her hand? tightly
together, and evidently etruseltn?; with
?owe ?tidden emotion for which there
really wa?? no apparent reason. She wa?
overwrought, I suppose, and, Indeed, th?
exertion of breaking In tho door had boen
rather too much for Charles, too?, for,
now that tho excitement wa? over, hi*
hand ehook no much thnt he hnd to put
down the lamp, and evon hie voice trein?
bled A little an ho said!
"I don't think Rttlu.li la very much te
be pitied. Ho haa had a narrow escape."
"lDori't come down again, either of you,"
ho continued a moment later, In his usual
voice. "1 had bettor go and got It over
at onco. Ho will bo wondering what ha?
become of us If I wait much longer. Evo?
lyn, good-ulght. Oood-nlght, Mlddloton.
If It is'tpo cn,rly for you to go to bed, you,
will find a flro In tho amoklng-room,"
I bade Evolyn good-night and followed
diarios down tho corridor, lio replaced
tho lamp with a hand, that woe steady
enough now, and wont slowly across the
picture gnllory. Tho way to my room led
mo through It also. Involuntarily I
stoppod at tho head of tho groat carved
Htalrcnno which led Into the ^?all hnd
v.nlchcd him going-down, stop by etep.
With lagging troad, Prom tho morning
room corno tho distant sound of a piano,
and a man's volco singing to It?singing
softly, ns though no Nemesis were ap?
proaching; singing slowly, as If there
wero lime enough and- to sparo. But
Nemesis had reuchod tho bottom of the
staircase. Nemesis, with a heavy atop,
was going aoross the sllont hall?waa evon
now opening tho door of tho morning-room.
The door wns cloned again, and thOn, In
the mlddlo of a bar, tho muslo stopped.
(To bo continued Tuesday.)
? ? .
Code of Automobile Torme.
The current Issue of tho Horsoless Ag*
A French publication suggests that a
great rfervlcn might bo rendered the cause
of automoblilsm by the formation of a
universal language o? tho sport and p?s
tlma or rather a code of tho expression?
most frequently used In automoblllng,
and a congress under tho auspices of the
Automohllo Club of France I? reoom
mondedfj to provide ways and means for
putting the project of formulating such a
code Into effect. The Idea le to derive
expressions for describing the feature?
of a ear, and the troubles and derange?
ments*'to which It Is liable, tho terms to
bo ?elected from the most suitable ex?
pressions In the lending European Ian?
guages, and to be modified to suit the
requirements of universal use.
One of the Important advantages of
auch a codified system of universal ex?
pression? would be the manner In which
it would facilitato international automo?
bile touring, which Is rapidly extending
In Europe; at least this advantage is
expected by the originators ot the Idea.
The Swedish Riketag has voted unani?
mously an appropriation of 75,000 kroner
(about J30.8C0) for tho publication of the
maps made by Dr. Sven Ilcdln In his ex?
plorations In Central Asia. The 6,500 mile?
covered by him were mapped In no fower
than 1,149 sheets, the position of 113
points being fixed by astronomical obser?
vation. Tho character of the country wa?
further Illustrated by pen and brush
sketches by tho expolorer, and by about
2,000 photographs. The grant made by
Sweden will enable him to publish In a.
fitting mannor a complete history of hi?
work and Its scientific results.
May 1st?Had some old bills sent us.
Juno I3t?Same old bills.
All hail. Jack Frostl
All hall, sealskins and tursi
Ayo, rod hot grates!
Hurrah, for hot Scotch, and
A warm berth in Lonnlo Moore's
With a gamo of muggins
On tho side!
Back to tho woods, with you,
Strawberries and creami
Good-bye, mint juleps,
Straw hats, and
Linen suite, open car?,
And Ice cream!
Farewell, moonlight strolls,
Boft, sweet talks on benches
In tho parke!
Peaches and cream,
Get theo hence.
All hall, soft couch
With portlerres for covering
And ruttllng windows
That betoken howling blasts!
An revoir, gentle zephyrs.
And If the fellow who found our over?
coat around somo pjaco will only roturo
It to-us, wo will bo much obliged.
We can't see why It was that Just as
soon as we put on our cute now suit ot
light Btra\*>?iiat and red tie. nnd saun?
tered forth in all the glory ot a spring
chicken, tho sun, who had boon playing
havoc with our high collare and laugh?
ing at the discomfort ho had occasioned,
should give way to old Boreas and some
We can't seo whv we should havo been
picked out, Just nt the time when our.
funds are low and our coal bin bare
with no friends to come to the rescue.
We register a kick,
? ? ?
"What makes people feel gay,
Why are nome happy always?
Aro they always bright and Jolly
?Cause they nevor deal In folly,
Aa wo see It on ? tho streot most every
"Can they live without resort
To amusement or to sport?
Can they live on earth this wa:
Passing neighbors day by day,
Without feeling that they aro a little
This little query has Just been sont u?
by a friend who does not mention hla
name, ? : . i
It's a hard quostlon to answer, but we
feel that? even at that It's a good ono.
Wo can't soe how a man can bo happy
and gay. who goes off to himself tp take
a drink, and lots his friends stand over
? on tho corner on ono foot, softly whist?
ling to himself.
Neither, can we see how a man can
sloop ut night when he knows ho has
done somo little, potty thing to offend
a frlond. , -
So, wo might say that we do not com
prehond the sltuutlon when we see that
a man who ho3 dono something to embar??
: rasa another can go up mid got a ten
cent olgar and walk oft us unconcerned
as though ho had Just bought out the
stock In trade of a newsboy who happen?
od to be stuck.
We uro afraid wo can't Intelligently
answer the question put to us hy our
frlond, because we don't know how It
feels to bo placed In such a position.
Our wealth Is always scattered broad?
cast. And not only that, but wo have
boon known to scatter borrowed funds
broadcast Just tho same, without know?
ing, what tlio seed would bring forth.
G? muny Instances it. loses friends, and,
taking, ?t all together, we should advise
our fri V :1 not to try to be tau gay at
tho espungo ot somo one ulse, and not
tp do anything to hurt the feelings ot
the lowliest rug-plckor.
* ? *
It la with somo regret that wo feel
we must herewith return to our friend,
Winnie Crenshaw, the beautiful fun hi
?ent us to cool cur hoateiV brow.
? 'We ?V-uin U real nice In lilm to send
us that fan, for at that time tho files
wero ohaslng themselves ovor our bald
iioad. and wo had all tho windows uo.
But now It Is dlfforent. ,
Tho snow look* llko It la about to fat,
and wo have seen some Ice?not In the of.
fico cooler, howovor?and we fear the'Dei?
? aware poach crop will be a. failure.