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THE WASHDfGrON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, APEHi 4, 1894.
PALMER AND NOW BENEDICT
The Change at the Government Print
ing Office Means Much to Many.
TOUCHING IMPENDING CHANGES
Tho Appointment of Mr. Palmer and Then of
Mr. Benedict Numerous Candidates
Hoped for Success Till .the Last The Im
portance of the Minor Places Politically.
The Publio Printing Offloo is tho one great
department of the government service left to
the mercy of the politicians. It is not gov
erned by the civil service rules, and politi
cally it can be looted at every change of the
administration. It is thi3 that has caused so
much anxiety on all bands as to the Presi
dent's selection for its head. Por that reason
too a change in its administration is eagerly
watched throughout the whole country.
There is hardly a town of any size in the
country that does not contain at least one
printer whose great ambition in life is to get
a place In the public office here. The work
is steady and the pay cortain. As a rule
printers are more successful vcte-gettera than
the members ot other trades, and hence they
have a stronger "pull" on Congressmen.
While there nre a great many changes under
a new administration still thcro are many
Who have held their places for years, and feel
reasonably sure of a continuance of good luck
no matter who is made Public Printer.
There are some places that are always
changed on tho incoming of a new adminis
tration, for the positions are confldential to
the head of the bureau. Sir. Bendlct is well
known in the office. He made an exception
ally successful Publio Printer, and introduced
a number of reforms. Ills administration was
several times attacked In Congress, and was
once investigated, but he came oil with flying
colors, the attacks evidently having been in
spired by those who had been disappointed in
getting just what they wanted politically. In
former years there were a number of ugly
scandals in connection with this bureau, some
based on extravagance, some on want of ex
ecutive ability, and one at least on largo
peculations. But thoso evils have been cor
rected of late j ears.
Jlr. Cleveland knew Mr. Benedict before ho
became President, and had formed a high
opinion of his ability, and soon after his first
inauguration offered him the place of Public
Printer. Mr. Benedict held the matter under
advisement for some little time before he
finally accepted tho ofTer. He did not turn
out quite as many Republicans as some of
the Democratic members of Congress do
sired, and for a while he lost caste with them.
When Gen. Harrison! became President a
number of applicants for tho place at once
began pressing their claims. Among them
was Frank W. Palmer. He had a steady and
influential friend at court in the person of
Private Secretary Halford. Mr. Hafford had
been managing editor oi the Chicago Inter
Ocean when Mr. Palmer had been connected
with that paper. Moreover, Gen. Clarkson
was his friend. It did not surprise anybody
on the inside when Mr. Talmer's name was
sent into the Senate. Ho has made a success
ful officer, and his ability is freely acknowl
edged by the Democratic members of Con
gress, and personally, perhaps, not one of
them felt a desire to see him leave the office.
But too many political ends were to be sub
served; so they have grown rather impatient
with tho President at his long delay in se
lecting a successor.
It was breaking the rules which ho had
laid down at the beginning, not to appoint
nny ex-office holder. But the President has
been anxious from tho very first to have Hr.
Benedict again take hold of the work. In
hopes that he might again bo Induced to
again accept it, tho appointment has been
held up for nearly a year. During all this
time the President has been under a very
heavy pressure by tho friends of the various
candidates for the place. From tho first Mr.
Benedict's name has often been coupled with
tbe place, but tho President gavo no outward
sign, and all tho applicants still kept alive
their hope in ultimate success. Mr. Benedict
was reluctant to accept the place owing
to his business engagements, and it
t.was only a short time ago that he
signified to the President that he
would make his personal wishes subservient
to inose oi me x 'rusiuent. j.ue next morning
it was announced exclusively in The Times
that the appointment had been determined
upon nnd a few days later his namo was sent
to the Senate.
Naturally there is great anxiety among the
printers as to who will go and who remain.
It is not definitely known, but it is believed
that some of thoso who held important places
under Mr. Benedict before will be reinstated.
It is thought that Gilbert H. Eenedict will be
made chief clerk again. This is a position
paying -52,400 per year, and is a snug berth
to fall Into. The chief bookkeeper will most
likely be retained, but it is probable that a
new disbursing clerk (at 60.40 per day) will
be selected, as also n superintendent of tbe
building and a storekeeper. Tho first pays
$4.80 and the latter 4 per day. Thero are a
foreman of printing at 2,100 and ten assist
ants at 55.75 per day. There will be some
changes among them, but who will go and
who stay is a question yet to be solved. Over
forty proofreaders are employed at 53 cents
on hour. It is expected that a number of
changes will bo made in this force. About
half the compositors are paid by tho hour and
tho ethers work on piece. It has not been
usual to make many changes in this branch,
but a number are always dropped to make
room for friends of Congressmen.
The press room has a foreman, at 65.75,
with a force of about thirty pressmen and u
large number of feeders. A largo majority of
the feeders are appointed from the District
and from Maryland and Virginia. The samo
is true of the folders in the bindery and the
laborers of whom there is a large force. Tho
bindery has a foreman ut 52.100. with two as
sistants. During Mr. Benedict's former ad
ministration a number oi llepublicans were
retained, and there are in tho office nowmany
Democrats who were originally appointed by
him. It is bald that only about one-third of
the entire force was changed by Mr. Benedict
before. Mr. Palmer has made, perhnps, moro
changes, but many of his appointees took the
places of former llepublicans.
It is thought by those now holding places,
Mixed up : :
: : In aScandal
In a luxuriously furnished flat in a fash
ionable West End district, a man half sat, half
lay in a sort of glorified deck chair, smoking.
In the street below the roar of traffic was
incessant, but there, thanks to an elevation
of two stories an double windows, the roar
became a distant" subdued murmur, which
accorded well with the shaded hanging lamps
and rich curtains, and the general atmos
phere of moneyed comfort.
Tho man In the chair, as seen between tho
heavy clouds of smoke which he puffed forth
from an elaborately-carved meerschaum,
seemed, to all appearance, bejween thirty
and forty. Ho was clean-shaven, ,save for a
heavy dark mustache, which quite concealed
his upper lip; ni3 face was bronzed; his
fingers were long and well shaped.
The pipe was almost dropping from his
teeth, and his eyes wero getting heavier and
heavier, when tho sharp ring of tho electric
bell, followed by on impetuous knock, star
tled him into wakefulness. Then came tho
sound of a woman's voice and a moment
later his man Johnson opened the door and
announced "Mrs. Tregantle."
He started quickly to his feet as she swept
Into the room, nmtri thnniBfHnfnrMa ..
the odor of white lilac.
"Hilda," he exclaimed in surprise, "this is
indeed good of you." Then, as the door
closed noiselessly behind, the discreet John
son, he drew her too him and kissed her pale
face again and again, till a flush stole over
her cheeks, and her eyes gleamed danger
ously. "Yes, it's Hilda!" she said, as at last he let
her.go. and she turned to the mirror to ar
range her disordered hair. "I know it's very
wrong of mo to come oh, yes it is" as ho
tried to enter a protest "nut it's done now,
that Mr. Benedict wlir be compelled by the
pressure on him to make many changes, and
that speedily. But nothing has been beard
from him on this matter. Mr. Palmer is
ready to turn over the office as soon as Mr.
Benedict appears upon the scene. Those in
tho office who served under Mr. Benedict be
fore are glad to welcome him back; and Mr.
Palmer will retire with tho unanimous good
wishes of all.
The office of Publio Printer was first estab
lished in 1SG1, and John D. Defrees, of In
diana was the first to be appointed superin
tendent. He served until the time of An
drew Johnson, when ho was removed. A
law was then passed taking the appointment
of Public' Printer out of tho hands of the
President and vesting it in the Senate, when
Mr. Defrees was again olocted. After Gen.
Grant became President, the law making the
office an elective one. was repealed and ever
since the appointment of Publio Printer has
remained with the President.
The Foundation of
A group of members of tho first New York
Working-Girls' Society were discussing their
club life. Said one: "I have been trying for
a week to describe our club, but have given
up in despair, and told my friends they must
como up and see for themselves." Another
replied: "Yes, I know, for one cannot talk
about this living, this life of ours for it
means moro than words can express." An
early member said: "I am so troubled, for
peoplo misunderstand and do not grasp what
we mean by a working-girls' club. It is not
an institution, and yet there are many so
called working-girls' clubs that are institu
tions. I just wish that we could patent what
the Thirty-eighth Street Working-Girls' Club
means or is to us." "We never can do that,"
a fourth broke in, "but we can talk, explain,
and then must quietly bear what Is so hard,
namely, to hear clubs called working-girls
societies, when they are not what we mean by
that term. Thcro are institutions, such as
Young Women's Christian Associations,
church clubs, and other organizations man
aged from without the membership, and wo
want such in all our cities. Here are trade
and industrial classes, so valuable to women:
here nre large libraries, employment
The talk went on, and suddenly one asked:
"Just what do wo mean by a club how can
we define ourselves? Many spoke out, and
from the confusion tho following ideas were
A club Is co-operation in its truest sense, a
self-governing and self-sustaining body. It
cannot bo forced, but must grow naturally
from within. It represents "We," "Us;" no
"Is" or "lous." It is a home lito created by
many combining together to secure an oven
ing gathering place. In tho club, members
with brains and ability are recognized, their
influence felt, and they are elected to office
and appointed to serve on committees. Such
officers or committee members may bo busy
during the day at home, machine, school,
office, sewing, behind a counter, or they may
bo those who have received their wages in ad
vance .through the work of others, ana are
called women of leisure. True club members
are unselfish and forgetful ot personal Inter
ests in the welfare of tbe whole. The club is
a place where the social element Is developed,
where educational advantages are introduced
that could come into a home,
such as simple pbjsical culture,
dressmaking, millinery, and cooking classes;
groups form for sowing, embroidery, training
in caro of invalids. Clever women come to
give lectures or talks on health, travels,
books. A woman physician is engaged
weekly to ndvi9e with the members. Every
one has a place and a work. The jolly young
girl is needed to bring out tho fun ana life;
the older ono with a weight of caro Is needed
to advise and restrain. The member who
knows how to play or sing gives her musical
Eowers. Tho one who has traveled tells of
er experiences, while the public-school
teacher cares for books, instructs in letter
writing or accounts.
During tho past ten years this club move
ment for women and girls has been slowly
growing, until its Influence has permeated all
over tbe couutry. Just what does It mean,
and whnt is its power? When the women
form clubs for moriiing or afternoon meetings,
it is said tbat the organizations gives oppor
tunity to married women to go to collece. as
the lectures, paper?, and discussions bring
broad education. Whrn busy young woman
workers form clubs it gives them opportuni
ties to go again to school, but it does far more
than that. Many gay, frivolous girls or self-
centered women have gained In clubs a more
serious way of looking at life, hundreds of
stolid. Indifferent girls have waked up into
animation and new purpose, whilo as many
more morbid, reserved girls have been won
by friendship and bright companionship into
But the clubs are doing still more. Mr.
Wadlln, chief of the Massachusetts bureau of
statistics of labor, speaking of the fact that
women can earn so much less than men. has
presented four remedies: First, organization;
second, training; third, farther advance into
higber and skilled professions; fourth, gen
eral advance in the scale of living. Thought
ful men and women who havo studied tbe co
operative, self-governing, self-reliant clubs.
feel that in all the above directions they havo
a great influence. A training is given in par
liamentary law; an individual reliance is de
veloped; a realization that ono must work for
results and not obtain them easily; an ambi
tion to grasp opportunities aroused, resulting
in education and mental growth; a training
in how to introduce household and social in
novations which make homes brighter and
As for the questions, How could we start a
society now mucn aoes it cost? it may bo
answered that there can be no general rule or
cost. Conditions nnd circumstances differ.
Evolution on friendship lines is tne wisest
method. That is growth from a group of
friends, many of whom are wage earners.
When thl3 is not possible, tlieu the samo plans
must be adopted for starting a working-girls'
club on co-cperative lines as for aay man's or
neighborhood club. That is. let one or two
conceive the Idea and become strongly desir
ous to establish a society In a certain locality.
These may be women of leisure, with timo
and brains to work out the idea. They con
sult with a few others, especially with girls
busy in different lines of occupation.
As the proposed movement Is to be a working-girls'
society, these originators should be
young, or, If the thought begins with older
ladies, thoy should pass the idea on to tho
younger women. Working-girls cannot be
forced into a club organized in their interests
any more than other people can be driven
into social club. They wish to know their
proposed leaders, and therefore friendship
must bo at the root of the matter. Soveral
small meetings should bo held, having tho
homes of the proposed members of some room
and that's all about it, so it's no good crying
over spilt milk. But I couldn't stand it any
longer. Wherever I went I only seemed to
see your faco before; waking, sleeping, I
couldn't think of anything but you; and
and oh, darling, you do really love me, don't
She flung her arms round his neck and
rained her kisses on him passionately. Ho
returned them with his own. and put his
arms round her again, nnd told her that he
loved her more than anybody or anything in
Then he pulled the longchairup to the Are,
and drew her on to his knee. She laid her
head against his shoulder, and his fingers
played lovingly with her soft, fair hair, whilo
tho flickering flames made varj ing ripples of
light and shadow on her delicate skin.
Tor a time there was 6ilence. Now that she
had taken the irrevocable step a great calm
lay upon her, and indeed her heart was too
full for words. Yet not for one moment did
she repent for what she had done. She had
weighed all that this step meant carefully be
fore coming to her decision: she had consid.
ered her conduct in every possible aspect,
had hesitated long before she placed her hap
piness, her very existence, In this man's keep
ing; had tried so far as she could to look at it
frjm tho other man, her husband's point of
view, and from the world's. But her mind
once made up, tho chances once weighed,
she had not hesitated a moment Her hus
band! She shuddered at the thought of him,
of the misery he had caused her during the
three years sho had been married; of his
cruel words, that bit deep into her soul, hurt
ing her far more than mere physical sav
What right, she had asked herself, had he
to spoil her young llfo so ruthlessly? He had
willfully put a barrier between her and him
self; well, ho must reap what he had sown, it
was no fault of hers. She had loved him once,
she would have loved him still, but he would
not let her. He had grossly abused her love.
She had gone to him straight from her home
in the country, a young, innocent girl, ignor
ant of all evil, dominated wholly by her pas
sion for this to her girlish eyes creature
from some other sphere. He had been every-
in a secular public as rallying places. Com
mittees should be appointed on constitution,
rooms and organization. Ways and means
should be discussed. Furnishing and the first
month's rent will cost from one hundred to
two hundred and fifty dollars. This money
will probably have to bo obtained in quiet
ways by the Organizers, and either given to
form the plant of tho club or borrowed on
easy terms, to be paid back by money raised
by special effort of the club members, not by
When the committee on constitution and
organization report the club can formally or
ganize and elect officers. These latter are
chosen from among the few women of leisure
who have become interested in the society, and
also from the busy workers, with due regard
to tho duties to be performed. If tho council
plan is adopted twelve should be elected, six
of whom 'serve as president, vice president,
secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer and
Avoid large meetings of any kind at firs,
and also do not try to hastily collect too
many members by advertising the club
or by trying to secure introduction to tbe
factories through employers or superintend
ents. Tako small rooms first Itealizo that
brains are needed even more than money.
Be content to grow slowly, but guard
against the springing-up of cliques among
members. For this reason it is well to have
the early members represent different occu
pations. Women of leisure, teachers, sales
women, clerks, stenographers, dressmakers,
and mill or factory employes are all repre
sented in the clubs, and if at tho start there
is a mingling ot these, each will bring friends,
and a sisterhood of women will be the result,
nil Interested In mutual alms, but coming
from different surroundings. Grace H.
Dodge, In Now York Ledger.
Cleanliness as a Disinfectant.
A noted physician and chemist declares
that the various disinfectants that are com
monly used ore not nearly as efficacious In
preventing disease as simple and absolute
cleanliness, "let every vessel for water and
every sink be wiped oil dally with a "loth wet
with clean water and tho cloth afterward
boiled," he says, "and it will prove an abso
lute preventive and destruction ot all mi
crobes. "Many peoplo," he continued, "ignorantly
believe that if they dilute a chloride or some
other disinfectant and pour a little dully down
the pipes they destroy all germs of the dis
ease. It really has no effect whatever, and
the housemaid, with an old,duster and wash
cloths, may scatter microbes in every direc
tion. "There is so much to learn and unlearn
nowadays!" exclaimed an anxious mother,
"tbat my mind is like Penelope's web, which
is unraveled as fast as it is created. I no
soonor get one theory established than it is
declared to be quite a wrong idea, nnd I have
to substitute anotner, ana it is a lrigntiui re
sponsibility to feel that the health of tho
household depends upon tho eternal vlgilanco
of the mother."
All Abont Kisses.
Some wag with plenty of time on his hands
has conceived the idea of hunting through the
works of the prominent English and Ameri
can authors for the purpose of gathering all
the adjectives with which they qualify tho
The result of his labor is that kisses can
be as follows: Cold, warm, icy, burning,
chilly, cool, loving, indifferent, balsamic,
fragrant, blissful, passionate, aromatic, with
tears bedewed, long, soft, hasty, Intoxicating,
dissembling, delicious, pious, tender, begull
ins, hearty, distracted, frantic, fresh as tho
morning, breathing Are, divine, Satanic,
glad, sad, superficial, quiet, loud, fond, crim
inal, heavenly, execrable, devouring, omi
nous, fervent, parching, nervous, soulless,
stupefying, slight, careless, anxious, painful,
sweet, refreshing, embarrassed, shy, mute,
ravishing, holy, sacred, firm, trembling,
electrifying, ecstatic, hurried, faithless, nar
cotic, feverish. Immoderate, lascivious, li
bidinous, sisterly, brotherly, nnd pnradlsalcal.
The task seemed Interminable, and ho gave
up at this stage.
Cannot Keep Account of Her Dogs.
Tha Princess of Wales is a great lover of an
imals, and has so many dogs at Sandringbam
that she cannot keep count of them. Every
morning she goe3 to the kennels nnd the dogs
nre let loose to welcome her. They are always
wild with delight to see her, and jump upon
her so frantically as almost to knock her down.
A special favorite with the Princess is Venus,
the pet dog of the Duke of Clarence.
Woman Her Ways.
Tbe first woman's faco represented on a
coin was that of Pulcheri, the Empress of tbe
Illinois has over one hundred women phar
macists. The Buffalo (X. Y.) Historical Association
has voted to admit women as members.
Mrs. Gladstone has just passed her eighty
first birthday, and her vitality is as remark
able as that of her husband.
The training school for domestics carried
on by the Young Woman's Christiun Associa
tion of Boston has forty-four graduates this
year. The various classes havo contained
over 800 persons.
A bi-monthly paper called El Fatnt (The
Young Woman) is published at Alexandria.
Egypt. A Syrian lady. Miss Hind Xoufal, of
Tripoli, is the editor and all tho contributors
Mrs. Jennie Atchiey, of Becvllle, Bee county,
Texas, has eight hundred colonies of bees de
voted entirely to queen bearing. Sho is tho
most extensive breeder of queen bees in the
world, She 13 a woman or 33. and has eight
children, with whoso help sho does all tho
work in the apiary. She bus sold over four
thousand queens tnis year and expects to sell
five thousand. Some single queens nre valued
at $100 each.
Hints to Housekeepers.
Coffee boiled longer than one minute is coffee
Warm dishes for tho table by immersing them
In hot water, not by standing them on a hot
Mix stove-blacking with spirits of turpentine.
It will takeoff tho rust, polish, easier, and stoy
glossy longer than when water is used.
Whcnyuu are hurried and a postage stamp
will not stick, moisten it and rub it on the llap
of an envelope, and then quickly put It in its
To polish brass kettles that are very much
tarnished, first rub with a solution of oxalic
ncld, then dry and polish with rotten stone or
the finest emery.
A small teaspoon! ul ot powdered borax added
to a bowl of cold starch will gh e moro stiffness
to linen than any of tho numerous things 1 havo
thing to her, and she sho had been to him
what? Simply another woman to lie played
with as long as tho novelty of the new toy
lasted, and then to bo cast aside; different
from the rest only inasmuch in a moment of
good intentions, such as sometimes comes
even to men like him, he had given ber his
namo besides his paision. and forged a lasting
Instead of a temporary link between them.
Easting? Tho word brought her thoughts
back to tho present. After all, would it bo
lasting? Sho know it would not be so now.
Her husband's creed, she remembered, per
mitted everything to the man, while for the
woman even one slip was tho end of all
things. Hi a few short months sho would no
longer bear his name, tho law would free him
from her. She folt glad for that; it would in
deed be a merciful release, and ho ho would
then be free to make her his wife. Thank
heaven for that! There was still some happi
ness in store for her.
She stole a glance at her companion in the
firelight, and her face grew smiling again.
After all, it was good to live. She remem
bered tho day he first came Into her existence.
He was an acquaintance of her husband's,
and one night, coming to call tor him, he had
surprised her with the tears staining her face
and a fresh wound in her heart
Her husband, after sneering at her through
dinner, had gone off. to his club, forgetting
tbat he had promised his friend to talk over
some matter of business with him that even
ing, and he, the other, coming in to inquire
it any message had left for him, had seen
that she was. evidently in distress, and with
infinite tact, treating her like the child that
at that time she really was, had talked to her
for an hour or more, telling her quaint stories
of tho places be had seen, for he had traveled
widely, and tho people he know, who were all
the people worth knowing.
Thenceforward their friendship progressed
apace,-till out of friendship grew a stronger
feeling. She saw clearly that he had more
than a mere liking for her, and realized with
a pang tbat she, for her part, loved this toll,
bronzed traveler, not with the girlish credulity
which she had given her husband, but with
the full blooded passion of a woman who has
lived and suffered and who realizes the sweet-i
HIS DEAR SISTER LOUISE
Mrs. Lowell's Story About a Letter
She Copied for Col. Breckinridge.
HE SAYS HB NEVER WROTE IT
Envelopes Addressed to Miss Pollard Tho
Typewriter's Memorandum Book Judge
Wilson Continues His Torturing Cross-Ex-amination
of the Kentucky Congressman.
There was a variation of the order of testi
mony in the Pollard-Breckinrldge trial yester
day to permit the introduction ot evidence
tbat Col. Breckinridge had carried on a type
writer correspondence with Madeline Pollard
from the House of Representatives in 1886.
The demand from the plaintiff's lawyers to
be permitted to follow this course brought
a delicate question of law before the judge.
It was conceded that documents might be
brought into a case and a witness questioned
upon it in cross-examination from which to
lay the basis for contradiction, but whether
the existence of a missing document could be
asserted and the defendant asked whetner he
wrote It, was another question, a question
which Judge Bradley decided in the affirma
tive after listening to arguments and con
sulting authorities. He held, however, that
the witnesses could not be asked to give their
recollection of the contents of tho letters.
Accordingly Mrs. Louise Lowell, who con
ducted a business In typewriting and stenog
raphy at the Capitol in tbe year of 1886, and
hnd been discovered by tho plaintiff last Sun
day, stated that sho had copied thomvsterious
letters npon a typewriter lor the colonel and
had also addressed for him a package of en
velopes to "Miss Pollard, 76 North Upper
street. Lexington. Kentucky," having made
an entry of tho address in a noto book which
she produced, but which did not entirely sub
stantiate her statement because it seemed to
havo been used In 1837 and 1898.
Miss Pollard also appeared in a speaking
partonco more to testify tbat she had received
tho letters in question. During her brief ap
pearance, the lawyers had their hands full en
deavoring to make her conflno herself to an
swering the questions directed to her, for In
her untramtaeled utterances when on the
stand before she scored some of the most tell
ing points for her side.
Thereafter tho programme was a continu
ance of the fencing between the Congress
man from Kentucky and the ex-Congressman
from Indiana. Both Col. Breckinridge and
ox-Judge Wilson are lawyers of brilliant
parts, and no exhibition of its kind approach
ing the thrust and parry of the two when
Eitted as examiner and witness has been
eurd for years. It was enjojod by an
audience worthy of Its merits, for besldotbe
usual varying corps ot congressional
attendants "and lawyers, thero was a well
known Methodist clergyman in tho audience,
and a retired judge of the District court
luxuriated in a seat beside Judge Bradley.
Col. Breckinridge made iron-clad denials
of the testimony of Mrs. Lowell, beside con
tradicting Miss Pollard at many points. Judge
Wilson was disposed to drop into a vein of
sarcasm at times, speaking of the defendant
as "a fatherly looking and perfectly respect
able gentleman like yourself." He laid the
foundation for more testimony in rebuttal by
obtaining a denial that a servant at the fash
ionable boarding-house where Miss Pollard
had lived had ever seen hor using In bis pres
ence that work basket formerly belonging to
bis dear wife, which the colonel swears he
did not give tho plaintiff. Everybody is
guessing the nature of tbe new lino of exam
ination which Mr. Wltsou announced that he
would take up this morning.
Judge Bradley does not seem to relish the
testimony which Col. Brecklnridgo is giving.
Tho judge occupies a chair near the witness
box. but en a raised platform, behind a
ponderous desk. Whenever Col. Breckin
ridge begins to talk the judge wheels .bis
chair around so that tho heavy upholstered
back is turned toward tho witness box, and
directs his gazo toward a far corner window,
reads legal documents, or closes his eyes.
This same position was assumed by his honor
soon alter Col. Breckinridge stepped into the
box this morning, after half an hour hnd
been consumed in examining candidates for
the regulnr April jury and excusing them
until next Monday.
Mr. Butterworth ut once opened the ques
tion of the admissabillty of tho correspond
ence alleged to have been held with Madeline
Pollard In 18S6. Judge Wilson in reply as
sured tho court that tho evidence had not
been discovered until Sunday and asserted
that ho proposed to put the witness on the
stand at once, that Col. Breckinridge might
not be taken by surprise and that he might
havo amplotimeto make explanation. Tho
question was raised by Mr. Butterworth
whether tne discussion oi tiie proposed testi
mony should be had before tho Jury.
The question, said Judge Bradley, seemed
to bo whether evidence trading to show that a
paper had at one time existed should be offered
at this timo to lay n foundation to contradict
the witness. Mr. Butterworth, in replving,
said that while Mr. Wilson had spoken for
himself In saying that the evidence had only
been discovered Sunday It was not apparent
that ho bad spoken for the other counsel and
his client, whereupon Mr. Carlisle insisted
upon adding his assurances to those ot Judge
V iison, and considerable asperity was devel
oped among the lawyers over the point.
Then Mr. Butterworth continued to the
effect that the plaintiff was trying to prove
its whole caso in rebuttal, and Hr. Carlisle
responded that sinco the defendant had de
nied having written to Miss Pollard in 1SS6,
anything to disprove that statement was
legitimate rebuttal and the interpolation of
evidenco to prove the existence of letters
written tben,fora basisot cross-examination,
was manifestly legitimate.
Mr. Shelby replied tbat this was clearly
testimony in chief and In no sense rebuttal.
If the testimony were known to the plaintiff
it was constructively and legally known to
ber counsel. It was a fundamental principle,
be argued, that if a witness was to be exam
ined upon the contents of a paper it was es
sential that the paper should first be placed
in evidence, sinco it was the best evidence of
its own contents.
Judge Bradley inquired whether, if the
letter was in existence and Col. Breckinridge
denied it. it could not be produced in rebuttal,
and Mr. Shelby responded that even under
thoso circumttanccs it could not since it
ness ot life all the more keenly because she
knows its bitterness ns well.
From tbat moment sho knew that thero c6uld
be only ono end to this attachment. Thero
were no ties to keep her to her husband, her
love for him had died, and sho had no child
to forge a fresh link between them. Ho tho
other was not, possibly, nny worse than his'
fellows; on the other hand, he was no better,
nnd so they bad gradually drifted on, till to
night a worso than usual outbreak of temper
on the part ot her husband had driven her
nerved her, if you will to this.
"Tell me again," she said at last, finding her
volco, "that you love me, dear."
tT nvn svii TYt i1ftt1inrv ' lin eolrl enfiln
"love you? Don't you fcndV that I do?
Haven't j ou trusted yourself to me, sweet?
Listen, darling. You have beenthlnklng these
last few minutes, have you not?"
She nodded, smiling.
"Well, I have been thinking, too. And I
think that I've hit on a very clever plan by
which you will be nblo to como and see me,
without any one knowing anything about It,
as often as you like. Wo "
Sbo Interrupted him, the tiniest of frowns
creasing her smooth forehead.
"You silly old boy, whatever are you both
ering your old head about? Of course every
one will know about about it"
'Every one know, dear," he answered in
bewilderment, "every one know? You must
be dreaming. Your husband !'
"Will know to-morrow, of course."
He stared at her in blank astonishment for
a moment, then almost harshly: "Are you
mod? Do you know what you are saying?
Your husband must not, shall not know."
Even still she did not understand. "Don't
?ou see, dear," she said passionately, "what
have done? I am coming to you, not for an
hour, not for a day, not for a week, but fore
over; I can never go back to my my husband
again now. That is all over. I belong to
you. Let us go away to some of those places
you have talked to me about, where you have
been go away Into a land of sunshine and
flowers. We shall be so happy, dear, so
happy. And then, when when I am no
longer his wife, when people have forgotten
all the scandal, we will come back to Eng-
would be an attempt, under the guise of re
buttal, to prove tho case in chief, afore ar
gument was mode by Mr. Wilson who held
that the effect of evidence could not be
eliminated because it came out in cross
examination. Half an honr had been consumed by this
argument when Judge Bradley decided the
point, saying that there could be no doubt
about the admissibility of the letter itself If it
was in existence, as basis of cross-examination.
Although a novel case confronted the
court, the authorities seemed to be that where
a paper had been destroyed or lost proof of
its previous existence could be Interjected. It
seemed to be proper since the cross-examining
counsel said the paper was not in his
possession and the witness denied knowledge
of it, to interject proof ot its existence as a
basis of cross-examination.
Thereupon Mrs. Louise Lowell took a seat
in the witness box. and said that she had
known Col. Breckinridge since February,
1886, having become acquainted with him at
the House of Representatives where she had
an office to carry on business as a stenogra
pher and typewriter, in tbe corridor by the
door of the Committee on Post Offices.
"Did you do work for CoL Breckinridge?" Mr.
"Did he bring manuscript of a letter to you?"
"He did, and I copied It in typewriter."
'llow was that letter addressed?"
"I object," interrupted two or three of the
Breckinridge attorneys, who protested that
there was no proof of the letter having been
mailed, but Judge Bradley said to sustain the
objection would be to nullify the purpose ot
admitting the witness.
Tho manuscript and copy had been re
turned to the colonel, Mrs. Lowell continued.
From 1886 to 1890 she had copied manuscript
addressed envelopes, and done Col. Breckin
ridge's private correspondence and congres
sional work, always returning tho manuscript
"Now what was on those envelopes?" continued
".Miss Pollard, 76 Upper street, Lexington, Ken
tricky." "And how do you remember that?"
"I kept a memorandum book In which I noted
"llave you tho book?"
"lhave," she said, and the book was passed
around for inspection of the lawyers.
"Feeling sure that sooner orlater 1 would hear
more of .Miss l'ollard and not wishing to trust to
niy memory 1 made that memorandum," she ex-
Elalned, and continuing Bald: "He (Breckinridge)
rought me two or three envelopes separately.
then a packago of a doien small ones yellowed
with age and not such envelopes as a business
man would use."
The question of the substance of thoso let
ters was objected to and the objection was
sustained for the present. Tho first com
munication, said tbe wltmes3, was addressed
to "My Dear Sister Louise," and when Mr.
Wilson urged that testimony of its contents
should be admitted Mr. Butterworth returned
that there was no proof tbat It bad ever been
mailed or received, reminding Mr. Wilson
that it was the ground taken by him regard
ing tho alleged forged letter of Miss Pollard's.
"I now give you notice I.' you have that letter
to produce it," said Mr. Wilson to the defense.
"llow can I produce the letter If 1 sent it to the
plaintiff?" CoL Breckinridge Inquired in reply,
whereupon Mr. Wilson remarked in his inimita
ble way; "you and 1 will have a little conversa
tion after awhile."
Tho witness, continuing, recollected that
she had copied letters for CoL Breckinridge
nearly every week, but she could only prove
having dono fifteen or sixteen.
The judge having ruled out examination
concerning tho contents of the letter, Mr.
Butterworth made a brief cross-examination,
asking Mrs. Lowell where sho had worked,
and for how long. She had kept a record of
the work sho did for Congressmen, with tbe
amount received, in an account book. She
had an independent recollection of the ad
dress of Miss Pollard since tho matter had
made a very deep impression on her mind.
"Are you acquainted with Miss Pollard?" was
"1 never saw Miss Pollard until this morning:"
In ber books sho had merely entered the
amounts of work done, the name ot the party,
and the amounts charged, so that no Con
gressmen need waste worry for fear that the
ledger will rise up to get them in trouble.
Col. Brecklnridgo did not bring manuscript
to be copied at tbe time he gave Miss Pol
lard's address. She bad never communi
cated to the plaintiff her knowledge ol the
case, bad not volunteered Information to the
lawyers or any one else, and did not know
how they ascertained tbat sho had written
them; had often been questioned regarding
the work she did at the Capitol, and had
mentioned that sho did such work for many
CoL Phil Thompson and Major Butterworth
put their beads togtther beside tho witness
stand and banded the account books to the
witness for her inspection, with the result
that no date before January, 1837, was found
in one, nnd February. 18S6, in the other. Tho
first book contained the Pollard address.
The redirect examination developed tho
fact that tbe letterto "MyDear Sistfr Louise"
wa3 tho first work done by the witness for
Col. Breckinridge and bad been brought to
her in January, 1SS6. Tbe first envelope to
Miss Pollard was addressed in March or
April, after two or three similar letters had
been copied for the colonel. The first charge
to the colonel in the other book was March 15,
Tho witness having departed with her com
panion, Col. Breckinridge came to the stand
and Mr. Wilson asked him it he had ever seen
"This person who has Just testified? Oh, I have
seen her, ' said the colonel, "although l ao not
know her name."
"What kind of work?"
"I osked what klni"
"When I was in a hurry I dictated letters to
"Did you every carry her manuscript to copy?
"I den't recollect."
"Will you say you did not?"
Any manuscript which sho might have
copied, the colonel said, had been thrown
aside or destroyed, but he reiterated In flat
terms his denial of the previous day of having
delivered to her manuscript addressed to
"My Dear Sister Louise," taking issue with
tbe witness who had just left tho stand.
Mr. Wilson asking whether that letter had
not contained a reference to the disparity of
age between writer and his dear sister, a
sharp controversy between him and Mr. But
terworth was precipitated, the Quaker lawyer
demanding that it must first be shown that
such a letter had been mailed and received,
Mr. Wilson retorting that tho plaintiff had
testified tbat she bad received typewritten
letters from Col. Breckinridge and destroyed
Turning from this point Mr. Wilson secured
an admission that Col. Breckinridge had
given Mrs. Lowell letters to copy, but tho
witness denied that he had given her Miss
Pollard's address in 18S0. although he might
have dono it in 18S7, when ho was sending
her civil service papers.
"And speaking of civil service papers,' re
marked Mr. Wilson, "did you write Miss Pollard
in lbS7, asking her to send you on a postal card
an application for somo civil service papers
under the uamo of "iiary Smith?"
land, and you will be my own husband, dear,
my own darling husband."
Sbo caught his hand and would have kissed
it, but he snatched it away almost roughly.
"I am afraid you don't quite understand,"
ho said, coldly. "What you suggest Is im
possibleImpossible. I love you, dear, with
all my heart, but it would bo sheer madness
to do as you say. Thero must be no scandal.
You talk about peoplo forgetting. Things
like that aro never forgotten. You do not
know the world like I do. To do that would
mean life-long misery to you, ruin to me. I
know, darling, at first sight tho Idea is at
tractive; but it would bo madness, sheer
madness, oven to think about it. And after
all" and his voice sank to a soft, persuasive
murmur, assuming for the nonce all the
sweetness of a woman's "after all, sweet
one, such madness is absolutely unnecessary.
There is no need for ns to rush off to a strange
country because we love one another. There
is no need for your husband to suspect any
thing. Just listen to my plan. I am sure
when you come to think about it calmly,
little one, you will agree with me that it is
much the best way.
"What is this plan, then," the asked list
lessly. "Tell it me."
A keener observer would have noticed the
change of tone, have marked how all of the
former animation had died out of the rounded
face, but the man was so wrapped np in him
self that it entirely escaped him. He launched
out confidently into on elaborate explanation
of how "the affair," as he lightly put it. could
be managed, pointed out, as he. nod pointed
out in many similar cases before, how they
could keep their new relations from the eyes
of the world, and what was more Important
to him from the eyes of her husband; in a
word, ran through the whole gospel of scien
tific deception, and showed hex how she could
be at once the most loving ot mistresses and
the most virtuous of wives.
"Only do exactly as I say," he concluded,
triumphantly, with the air ot a man who has
solved the whole problem of existence, "and
yonr husband can never know, and there
Will be no scandal."
His arguments, it seemod, had influenced
her, for when he asked if his scheme was not
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"I did not; I did not"
"Did you have Mrs. Lowell address lor yon In
typewriter envelopes to Miss Pollard?"
"I did cot I mean to make my denial very
broad, and to saythat no such occurrence as
related by the witness on the stand happened.
I absolutely did not"
"Did you hand her to address a package of
envelopes, somewhat yellowed by ago, if you
wish to make the denial specific!''
"I did not; I did not," repeated the colonel
Mr. Caillsle rose after tho noon recess to
make another statement regarding the letters
called into question, and offered to place the
plaintiff, Miss Pollard, on the stand to prove
that they had been received by Miss Pollard
Mr.Butterworth inquired if this was meant as
newly discovered evidence, to which Mr. Car
lisle responded that it was not. If a general
denial regarding the correspondence that had
passed was made such an offer would not bo
in order, but since sneclnc denial of certain
letters bad been made. It was in order to lay
the foundation by an intervening witness for
cross-examination regarding the contents.
Mr. Butterworth contended tbat this offer
was wholly improper sinco no specific men
tion of such letters had been made in tbe
direct testimony for the plaintiff.
The judge permitted tho testimony, an ex
ception being noted, and Miss Pollard went
around to the stand.
"Miss Pollard, did you receive correspondence
from the defendant in 188G?" Mr. Carlisle asked.
"I never separated from him." she began in
her dramatic tones, when the defense interposed
objections, and her counsel pinned her down to
a direct answer.
"l'es," was the answer. f
"Without telling the contents give ns a, gen
eral description of them," said Mr. Carlisle.
"They were written in typewriting."
"CoL Breckinridge used to call me"
Another chorus of objections; indeed every
attempt of tbe plaintiff at generalization
brought forth the same result So, after con
siderable trouble with Miss Pollard and
requests to her to be Bpecifio on the part of
her lawyers, sho said that before August, 1886.
the letters had been received. Some were
begun "My Dear Sister Louise," and one "My
Little Spitfire," all addressed by a typewrier.
"What became of them?" was asked.
"They were oil destroyed as soon as I had read
them, because he asked me"
"One moment," Mr. Butterworth shouted, and
his colleagues chimed in In burying her voice
under their objections.
Then on cross-examination Miss Pollard
said that she had never received typewritten
letters from any one but Col. Breckinridge.
"Did you, on direct examination, say anything
aboat letters beginning Sister Louise?" Mr. But
"I was not aBked, directly or indirectly, about
the beginning of letters."
"Can't you answer my question?"
"Answer the question," put in Mr. Carlisle.
"I did not"
"Bow were the letters signed?" prompted Col
"llow wtre they signed?" repeated Mr. Butter
worth, and the plaintiff said:
"Yes. ilr. Butterworth; I remember very well
bow many of them were signed. They were in
leadpenciL That was the one thing he did write
Back to the stand came the colonel, and,
replying to the first question, said:
"There baring been no such manuscript writ
ten by me. of course, I said nothing about dis
parity In ages."
Denials equally emphatio were entered
against tbe questions whether he had not
olten spoken of how badly be wanted to see
his "Dear Sister Loulso;" that he had cautioned
her to destroy them on account of peoplo
Who might look into bureau drawers; that he
had told her to mall them by a certain train,
so tbat he would receive them at the Capitol
In the morning; that he had written her to
mail him a postal card, signing it Mary Smith,
and requesting him to send her a copy ot a
civil service report on the Agricultural De
"Did you oddress her as little spitfire?" was
"1 did not"
"Did you tell her in that to stand up before
the looking glass and scold herself for you?"
"Having written no such letter of course I did
"Did you frequently protestvour affection for
her in those Sister Louise letters?"
"As thero were no such letters of course I did
The colonel could not remember having
met Miss Follara during the Forty-ninth Con
gress, but in the. summer of 1837 resumed his
relations with her, visiting the houso of Sarah
Guess half a dozen times.
He had met her perhaps at other times,
"but not in the sense you mean," the colonel
assured his questioner.
"Of course I wish to make this as little offen
sive as possible." Mr. Wilson said. "You under
stand my question, I see, and I understand the
sense In which your answer Is Intended."
Tho events after Miss Pollard's coming to
Washington in the Fall of 1S37 were retraced.
The colonel told how he had met Miss Pollard
near the Catholic institution where she was
sheltered, and had taken her on a long drive;
when they had met as a woman in her con
dition and a man supposing himself to be tho
author of her condition would meet, ho ex-
Elained; had discussed the arrangements for
cr comfort and home affairs to general,
Miss Pollard Inquiring whether anyone in
Lexington suspected her condition. Ar
rangements were then made for sending her
money, which was always accompanied with
a note, generally signed "Bgc," a contraction
o' "Breckinridge," which he used in indors
ing his papers.
Upon Mr. Wilson asking whether the letters
were couched in such language that a
stranger would have understood their subject
matter, tbe colonel said tbat one receiving tho
letters with the money might have understood
or suspected something, but they would not
seeing the letters without the money.
"So a stranger never would have dreamed
what they were about?" Mr. Wilson commented.
"Oh, that is a very broad statement," returned
tho colonel, "of course I cannot be expected to
say what a stranger might have dreamed."
These little exchanges of repartee sprinkled
enlivened it considerably and the colonel was
perfectly cool throughout
"Do you wish to be understood as saying that
you supported her in whole or In part during tho
two years that she was at the academy of the
better than hers, she smiled, and, with all the
old enthusiasm returned, declared that she
would do exactly as he wished, and that ho
must not mind the stupid things that she had
said, for that she was only a woman, and did
not pretend to be clever.
And he,-flattered at tho implied inference
and at her acquiescence in his views, kissed
her again passionately, and declared that she
was tho sweetest and most sensible woman in
The deep notes ot tha old-fashioned clock,
on the bracket by the door, recalled each to a
sense of tbeir surroundings.
He, anxious to put his principles into prac
tice at the earliest moment, remarked that it
was getting late, and she must tako care to
get home before her husband.
She, as he anticipated, made no objection
to the excellence of his advice as a general
proposition, but pleaded for a little license,
"just for once."
"Yon seeZ' she explained, "I told Jim I
should bo late to-night He thinks I have
gone over to see Mrs. Tynnsdale you know
that auburn-haired woman, a friend of mine
she's been rather seedy lately, ana I often go
out after dinner and sit with her. Do let mo
stay a little while longer, just this once."
He demurred, pointed out it might be dan
gerous. She laughed merrily, showing her
even white teeth. "You dear old cautions
thing," she cried. 'TAllke to eat yon, I'll
tell you what I can do. I know Jim wont
be back for hours, and when he does come he
woh't be in a condition to know it I'm in or
out. But just to satisfy you I'll send a note
around to our place, saying Mrs. Tynnsdaio is
Worse and I may not be back till late. I've
often had to do that lately, for once or twice
she's- really been awfully bad. Bo even if
Jim were In which he isn't he wouldn't be
tbe least surprised. Bo let me do that, won't
Sha looked so bewitching In the rose-pink
light that for once ho had not the heart to
say no to her, and the note was written and
despatched by the faithful Johnson.
"There now," she said, "you'll be able to
have me for another hour and a r"lf yet
Isn't that nice, sir?"
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other question, to which the colonel responded)
"I would not wish to be understood as sarin!
anything about it if I could avoid it, but as
matter of fact my contributions to her were not
lessened. They were Irregular amounts, and I
understood they helped to pay her board at ta4
"But did you not say that the gossip reportei
to you from Mrs. FlUette was because she had
run into debt at the Holy Cross?"
The colonel bad understood that this was
the case. Afterwards Miss Pollard had told
him that a lady friend of hers had made suc
cessful investments through a friend in Ken
York and the gentleman was willing to makt
similar, investments for her if he would
endorse her notes, so he had endorsed tea
notes. Incidentally the colonel hinted that h
knew tho name of the lady and gentleman in
thi3 transactions, but Mr. Wilson suggested
tbat tbe names were not wanted. With these
notes or the proceeds, Miss Pollard had paid
hor debts at Holy Cross and had shown him
Some of the notes for 850 each were identi
fied by the witness and all were signed
"Madeline Breckinridge Pollard."
The ten notes were replaced by five mora
for 8100 each, payable by the colonel. He had
never received notice of what became of them;
did not know whether they had been pro
tested; was sure that he had nover received
notice that two of them went to protest.
"Now, to refresh your memory," began Mr.
Wilson, this testimony having been elicited by a
succession of questions, "do you not know that
notice of the protest was sent to you both in Lex
ington and Washington?"
He did net, and the attorney asked him: "Do
you know the particular object for which those
last notes were drawn?"
"I do, rery welL"
"Was It not to enable her to purchase her wed
"Nothing like that There is not a scintilla of
truth In it," was the colonel's imnresslve answer,
and he wanted to tell about tho deal, but ilr. Wil
son choked hun of! with a reminder that his
counsel would examine him later.
His relations with Miss Pollard hod been
resumed in 1839; he had met her at three
places, one on H street, one on Fourth street,
and again wish a certain woman the plaintiff
was willing to trust, who had moved several
"The plaintiff was solicitous that our relations
should not be known, to which I cordially as
sented," he explained.
"Then you and tho plaintiff were equally so
licitous to conceal your relations?"
"WelL I thought at times she rather preferred
to have them known.
"But In spite ot this you continued your rela
tions with her?"
"I did. bometlmes the plaintiff would come
to tho gallery of the House, would sendher card
to me and I wonld meet her In the library or cor
ridor. It I may say so without levity, those things
seemed to arrange themselves. There was no
periodicity, if I may use the word, about them."
"But you could not meet her at the convent ot
the Holy Cress; that was not suitable for such
"Yes. sir," meaning that he could not arrange
"Did you ever hare a room In the northwest
"We did try that experiment, but of all tha
unsatisfactory experiments that was tho worst
I ever tried. We had not been there more than
three or four times before the plaintiff said that
It seemed that every window within three
blocks had eyes when we went in there, and I
was sure that people were standing on every
door step In sight every time I went lam
rather a peculiar looking man, so people re
member me. So we gave that up." Laughter,
and a great fiurry of stem orders from the bail
iffs followed thU passage: While Mls3 Pollard
was stopping at (Jen. Kicketts' their relations
"Did they continue while she was still stop
ping at No. 85 Lafayette square, a house kept by
a most exceUent old lady with a high class of
people?" Mr. Wilson o3ked.
"1 can Indorse all you say of Mrs. Meniere,'
said the colonel, complacently, "for I have
boarded there myself. A most excellent lady;
a most pleasant house." He stroked his hair,
thrust bis hands Into his pockets and leaned
against the Judge's desk as he gave M recom
mendation. "Now, you have criticized Mha Pollard for tell
ing these people a falsehood in saying she had
been to dinner at your house to explain her ab
fence with you," said Mr. Wilson. "Would you
hare wanted her to tell what sho was really do
ing at those times.?"
The colonel declared thathe had done
everything but marry her to keep secret their
relations, but did condemn her for having
brought Mrs. Melners In as a witness and
making her answer to what she hod heard
from Miss Pollard as though it was the truth,
thus putting the lady in a false position.
"You are a fatherly-looking man," continued
Mr. Wilson, "and she a young girl; both of you
from Kentucky. Can you conceive of a better
excuse, for her to give for her absence than that
she had been to dinner with a respectable
elderly gentleman like yourself?"
"Nor can I conceived a keener one to be used
afterward for a suit like this," was the reply.
Ho had frequently met the plaintiff in the
house ot Mrs. Thomas on H street, but had
never seen her sewing in his life.
"Did not you meet her onco there when she
was using this basket that had belonged to your
wife?" Mr. W lison Inquired.
"Never, nover under heavenl answered the
colonel, striking the witness box.
"Did not a servant come In while you were
with her and she was using that basket?"
"No servant ever did, I cr I never knew for a
moment until It was brought In here that she
had that basket"
He had taken Miss Pollard to lunch at So
lari's, at the Shoreham, and at the Losekam,
all well-known restaurants, but bad never
taken her to coll on triends at the Ebbitt
house, although Miss Pollard might have
said so as a blind.
During tho Spring they had gone to assig
nation houses to avoid scenes, "which would
have occurred at any other place tinder
"Unpleasant would hardly be a word to char
acterize these scenes," he said. Had met Miss
Pollard in New York in September, 1S92, but not
'improperly," and met her "Improperly" there
In February, 1893.
"Where did you go then?" Mr. Wilson Inquired.
"1 can't tell the place. I simply hired a coupe,
she got In, and I told the driver to take us to a
safe place. He took us close to the elevated road
up toward Fifty-second and Fifty-third streets.
It was a large building that looked like a hoteL
Hero Mr. Wilson suggested that as it was
near tho hour for adjournment and as he do
sired to tako up an entirely different line ot
examination, it was hardly worth while to
proceed further, and the court adjourned.
Allherglcom had passed away; she was
evidently in the highest spirits and as light
hearted and mischievous as a child.
"Get mo up a bottle ot champagne," she)
cried, "and let U3 drink each other's healths."
He caught eagerly at the suggestion and
went out of the room, returning a moment
later with the wine and a couple ot glasses.
"Another glass, please," as hs cut the wire,
and the cork popped out
He stared at her, surprised. "Anothef
glass, darling! Why, we have two already?"
"Yes! yes!" impetuously, "but I want an
other; don't you hear."
To humor her he produced a third glas)
still wondering what she meant
Tho three glasses wero filled, and he was
about to raise his to his lips, when the sharp
ring of tho electrio bell, followed by a re
sounding knock, made his hand shake so that
he nearly dropped it
Before he had time to speak she had darted
into the hall, toward the door, "Hilda," ha
cried impetuously, "como back, you dont
know who it may be!"
She stood with her back to the door, grasp
ing the handle; hcrwhlto faco was lit np with
a wild, passionate joy.
"You coward!" she laughed scornfully.
"So you thought I was one of those women
who can come into your life and go out just
as your fancy dictates, did you? That was
your idea of loving a woman. God! what a
fool you must be! I told you wo should want
another glass. Can't you guess who it is for?
To whom should a wife apply in her hour of
need If not to her husband?"
"Your husband!" ho stammered, "hero!"
Ho flung himself upon her, trying to grasp
her hand. But she was too quick for him,
and as the door swung open she added: "Yes,
my husband. It's a pity you have such an
objection to being mixed up in a scandal, be
cause I'm afraid, you know, this wtU bo tha
biggest of the season." Pick-Mo-Tp.
In Discriminating Boston.
Shady The rascal called me a liar!
Bright And so he has got onto it? And a
stranger,too? Curious, isn't It? BostonTran-script