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GLOBE REPUBLIC. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9 1885
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A FAMILY AFFAIR,
nr HVtin von wai
Anttar ) "OaXUi llatk' and "Dark Dayt "
ANOTHtn rat-trui. TASK.
The dinner that night at Hazlcwood House
t was a dreary affair. Frank did not see fils
hosts until the gong sounded. Tholr calls
Juki kept tbem o long that they worn obliged
to dress In undue haste to avoid unpuuctunl
Ityln their own persons, a thing which would
have amounted to a kind of moral suicide.
The conversation whilst Whittaker was in
the room was naturally forced. Frank could
indeed tell them of the conU'iiiplntd change
In his life, but as all the while ho was think
ing how Beatrice would havo recoiled tho
newt, his communication was made with
none of his usual vivacity. Horace and Her
bert were mildly astonished. They transi
tu that way which Implies doubt that it
would tie for tho best. To give up a certainty
for an uncertainty scorned a pity; but of
course Frank knew his own business best. A
remark with which Mr. Carruthcrs mentally
It seemed quite In order with the misfor
tunes of the house that the bottle of liis
iboold have been shaken in some way and
appeared cloudy, not to say thick. It might
have been a; thick as pea soup for ull Frank
Nothing, or next to nothing, was said dur
ing dessert about the recent painful event.
Prank sat i oody and silent. He was work
ing out problems; eon heeling Beatrice's flight
with the man .if the afternoon an 1 the visit
to tho inn. For Beatrice's sake he was now
Igbtlng for his own band. Hornco and Her
bert he eliminated from tho Inquiry.
Hit moodiness afTectod his hosts, and upon
hit refusal to take more w ine they suggested
an adjournment to the drawing-room. Frank
greed readily. At any rate bo could sit
there and gaze at Beatrice's portrait.
"Do you mean to take any further stops!"
"I think not," said iloraoe. "Herbert and
I hare talked the matter over and feel there
b no more to be done. We saw a great
tuany people this afternoon, and i am sure
have left a general impression that Beatrice
baa gone to visit friends."
"It was a most painful duty," said Her
bert, "but one we felt must bo performed.
In fact, it wu due to ourselt es to forestall
"I am sure Frank quite understands the
situation," said Horace.
A satirical smile curled round Frank's
lips, "It must have ben mtst painful," ho
said; "you must have felt like two Spartan
boys with a joint fox under their clothe.'
"Yes," said Herbert, simply; "we did."
"I have often heard the simile used," said
Horace, "but its great strength never struck,
sne until now."
Carrutbers gave a short, quick laugh; he
could not help it. The brothers looked sur
prised. They could see no reason for any
approach to merriment. A biting sarcasm
oame to the young man's lips, but he re
strained it, and in a moment was glad he
had done so. It would have wounded the
two kind, mild-looking men, who, no doubt,
were as unable to realm the anxiety raised
In his breast by Beatr.co's flight, as ho was
unable to comprehend the importance of the
consequences which they were n.aking such
sacrifices to fert. Seeing things in the
same light is a matter of constitution, educa
tion, and training.
Just then Whittaker brought In tea. and
whilst ha handed it round Frank had leisure
to rejoice, insomuch as he hail kept his tonguu
la command. But misfortune ha 1 not yet
done with Hailewood House. Frank, in
moving his arm, knocked down a cup, and
sent its scalding content over one of the
several delicious little Chipiiendole tables,
the pride of the Talberts' hearts and the envy
of their lady friends.
The simile of the Spartan boy and the fox
must havo seemed ei en more appropriate to
Horace and Herliert as they smilingly assured
Pranlc it was of no consequence, none what
sver. They did not e en ring for aid. This,
however, was because Whittaker, who had
witnessed the catastrophe, was already on
bis way to the scene with an armful of soft
cloths. He mopped and dabbed and wijssl
the table as tenderly an a mother might per
form the ablutions of an infant whosuffotcel
from some Irritation of the skin. Horace
and Herbert watched him for a while, and
then, no doubt thin ling their apparentcaie
lessness had eased Frank's mind, joined in
Um rubbing and wiping. They twitted up
Horace and ITtrbrr joined in the wiping.
corners of their glass cloths, and poked tbem
into every little corner and intersticeexactly
as a cleanly nurse would have explored the
tars and eyes of her infant charge. Frank
was compelled to stand by all the time and
feel what a clumsy ruffian he had Ut-n. He
ighed hi relief as Whittaker at last gath
ered up the dusters and departed.
Conversation languished. Tho misfor
tune to the table seemed to lime driven
Beatrice into the background. There is
nothing like a second grief for driving out
the first. Frank felt that Horace and Her
bert were still thinking of that ill-used
piece of furniture. He was light. lYea
sntly Hoi ace slipped out of tho room, and
turned with a small bottle of furniture
polish and a piece of flannel. Gravely anil
deliberately be began polishing his slender
legged Chippendale treasure.
Frank could stand it no longer. There is
a limit to penance, namely, human endur
ance. His nerves, after the events of the
day, were highly strung, and be felt that if
be watched Horace any longer be must burst
Into a fit of uncontrollable laughter,
'Can't we g ) and smokef" he said.
"Certainly," said Herbert, whose mind
was now more easy about the tabl . Ho ac
companied Frank to the dintng-roorr, where,
by and by, Horace joined tbem. He brought
with him an unmistakable odor of furniture
polish, so that Frank's remorse was, by the
medium of his olfactory nerves, still kept
"There is another painful duty to per
form," said Horace, helping himself to a
cigarette, frank could not help thinking
that the ur mentioned painful duty was con
nected witl the table. "We feel that we are
bound to let Bir Malngay know what has
'Of course. He is her father."
"Yes, be Dtast be told. We think it better
to make the communication orally." Horace
was one who never ni.susod uu word "ver
bal." "We shall run up to leii.u tomorrow
and aee him."
frank had already been framing In his
Bsiad various excuses for a sudden departure.
He felt that, food as be was of Horace and
Herbert, their constant society would at the
present juncture drive him half mail. He
jumped at the chance of escape. "I'll go
They protested against this, but Frank
was firm. "My dear fellows," he said, "1
have opened my heart to you. I hare told
you my true reason for paying this visit.
How can 1 possibly stay here with Beatrice
v- fur . U ex
Ho natt his way. It was anuiigcel they
should all go to London on tho morrow,
Frank suggested that lioforo going they
shout 1 Inquire If Beatrice hail drawn nny
money from tho Imnk. So on their way
through tho Urn nthe next dav Horace and
Herliert had an Interview with Messrs.
Furlong & Co , anil ascertained that their
niece had taken ono thousand pounds with
When tliey catno out of tho bank they
found Frank missing. Indeed, he kept them
waiting fully fl o minutes before ha reap
pared He hml just been round tin corner,
no said, looking nt sumo of tho qunin ol 1
Blacktnwu hou-os. The truth is hit ha I
been to the "Cat and Compasses," seen tint
expansive widow d landlady, mid ascer
tained tlio address of her worthy friend,
Mrs llnwllngs. No doubt tho TnllxMbi
could hno glien him tills, but he did not
care to trouble them for It.
As Willlniii (Hies had ntvomtinnlcd Ms
masters In order to drive tho horses Imck,
tho TnlbeiN, until they were 111 the train,
could not make known to Frank the result
of their Inquiries nt the kink. Frank hoard
tho news gloomily The. sum taken by
Bontiico show eel that slio meant her ale-onco
to Iw a prolonged one.
"Did jou get tho number of the mitosf'
ho nsked. The had not done so.
"1 should get them. The lint one slut
changes can Ik? traetsl back, and wo shall
know w hero stio is "
"I should neer have thought of that,"
said Herbert, admiringly.
Horace said within;. Conscience told him
ho would not lime thought of It, but self
respect bade him hide tho fnct
In Lonlon they imrted. Tho Tallica ts
went to their faiorito hotel, and Frank, who
wished to be quite fieo and tinfotteied in his
researches, went to his. The next day thn
brothers called on Sir Malngay Clanson, and
Frank found the way tollJ Gray street, the
purveying establishment of Messrs. Haw
Ho asked for Mrs Bawling, and not know
ing whetherltwnsMrs. Jolui or Mrs. Joseph,
wa-s complied to desiribo her as the one who
hail licon at Blacktown some few days ago
That was Mrs. John. -Mr and .Mrs. John
were away Would not lie back for at least
a week, No ono knew exactly where thov
were. In their absents?, caused perhaps b
another wild goose chase after a supjtosed
son, Frank was compelled to defer bis nv
searches His heart was verv heavy It
seemed to him that I19 would only find Ben
trie by the proenlc way of tracing bnck tho
1 ank notes. Ho wished ha had not suggested
this course to Hoiaco and Herliert.
He went down to Oxfonl and settled his
atrairs as best he could. Ho arranged with
Mordlo's frijnd, Fanslmwp, a brother coach,
to take such pupil i as ho could send him. So
utterly unfit did ho feel for w ork that ho w a
glad to think tint his new appointment did
not become n fact for six months; so that,
except for the book which be had to see
through the press, he would have nothing to
occupy him but the seaich for Beatrice.
Horace and Herliert wero moro successful
In their call Sir Malngay was at homo and
ap-n-ared delighted to s. them But thl
etru'iveness only covered a certain fear with
which, erhnis on account of their striking
resemblunco to bis ileal wife, tho liuromt
always regarded his till, grave- brothers-ln
law. To my mind, a widower who nnrrie
again hal lietter make n clean sweep of all
his first wifo's lelations. A luinful tlut
jitdue toouo'8 self, as the Talberts would
"So glad, so very glad, to seo you, Horace
so delighted, Herbert," exclaimed Sir Main
gay "How well you both lookl noer suw
ou looking lietter."
They told him they were very well.
"You don't siim to grow n day older
No family cares to.et nu. Most men keep
young as bachelors. A family means n
(jKinsibility as well as pleasure, you know
bir Malngay nodded his head contentedly n
ono who knows all about it.
"We has. e something to say to you about
B atrice," said Horace.
Now, lleatrice was the very last subjeo'
which Sir Malngay cared to discuss with h s
lirotbi rs-In law Although they had tuner
said so much, lie felt that they altogethei
d sopprnusl of his conduct with res-nit to
his daughter He felt that they thought h
should not havo gone abroad an I left her to
herself, although she hail been so left by her
own exprossed wish. To some poople, espe
cially those who- consciences wero ill nt
ease, the Tails rts' grae, unspoken censure
was moro terriblo than Mtuperatlou from
any one else.
"About Beatrice," said Sir Malngay. "Not
111, I howl I thought her looking far from
well when she left here "
"No, she Is not ill but we nro in some
anxiety on her account "
"Ah, I think I know I think I'm quito
prepaied for what ou are goine; to sn."
Horace raised his ejebrow. "You aii '
he said. "If so, it will mako our task
"Much easier," fjud Herbert.
"Well, you nro going to say that joup '
Carrutbers is in 1oj with my girl. He
caiuo here onco or twice; I saw it tbei.
Ho told me ho was going dowu to jou,
"Yes, that is pirt of what we wero goin
to say." Thoy had decided it was as well to
let Sir Maingay know of Frank's ambition.
"Well," Mid the laionet, "I like Carruth
eri B-sides he is a kiiisnan of yours i
assuioyou, my dear Hora-e, my dear Her
bert, 1 can never forget tho many happy
jears spent with tioor " ho attuolly 1 es -tated
for the name Think of that nil young
wives who b"lioe that your liu-bamls w dl
bi inconsolable should death remove you I
"with a much Ix loved nienibcr of youi
"TliHiik you," said Horace, quietly. He
recognizes! tho fact that bir Maingay meant
"Besidi-s," continued the liaronet, "Bea
trice is entirely bur own mhitntis. Sho htt
a will of her own. I have no poweroei h r
fortune, which, by tho by, is almost ns large
as my own. Thi is just as it should lx, b -cause
with those wins of nilno it will lsj mi
Kssibto for mo to oil 1 to her income at mj
death " So he rottle 1 on, bringing out w hat
was really a justification of himself.
"My dear Maingay," said Horace, mildly,
"would it not bo better if jou heard what
we hau to say and madu our comments
afterw arils I"
"It would 1 a great deal butter, Milti
gay," said Herbert.
From the days of their first ocquaintauoo
they had always assumed this ulr of sujsjn
orlty over tho respectablj uobloinan. Ho
had net. er even struggled against it. Ho lu
obeyed and wai sllont.
'ihey told li m ull ubout Beatrice. Her
letter they cou d not show him, having Jo -gotten
to ask frank te loturii ii rjir Mam
gay listened, tutdll not appeal 'iiiiea uj-
"Wo will of course take nny btc jou
wish, or aid jou m uny stepi you may tuke,'
said Horace ill eonclusiou.
"It's a nuisance, but I don't soo any 8ti-N
to lie taken," said Mr Maingay, compo-sslly
"Neither do wo. But We felt It right you
should know ut oneo."
"Qjlto so. As I said, Beatrice always had
a will of her own. She l full of strung
freaks full of tlu-m As you know ir
tome extraordinary reason she wouldn't bo
r.rcsontod, aud can't I've lit the wmio hou-ei
with her mother "
"Her mothorl" exclaimed tlio Tallierts in
a breath, and giant lug simultaneously ut n
certain picture on the wall; auupright Ian I
scape which tilled the siuice once oeciipiul
by tlie imrtralt of bir Muingay's "am."
The baronet colored. "With my wife, I
mean. You may bo sure this is but a frea
ot the girl's, fehe has her maid withhui,
you say a espoctable, mlildli-agjl woman.
Oh, It will Le all right. I'erliaja she ineuns
to write a book. IjuIIcs do all sorts of
things to write books nowaday. Ladv
Fanny Beaumont went through Patagonia
and shot some niggers or some thins;. There
another lady who roughs it In Italy and
Spain. Fancy H-niii, Herliert! You know
what a beastly hole Spain Is. Women doall
soita of out-of-the-way things now."
"Home women," said Hornce, soveafly,
His ideal woman, if he had one, did no
strange things. "However, if you are con
tented, there is nothing more to say."
"I'm not coiitentr-ti. It n iiuisnnco f-
Ihink nf a child yo I love, wandering lunseii
knows when1. Hut she'll turn up nil light
ngaln. Ah! hero's my wife; we'll hmr what
she thinks ot it "
Iidj Ihusnti intent t, looking, ns uiinl,
ert beautiful II race and Herliert lost) '
and gus'tel her witliMoIemu gnlhiuliv They i
werenlwmspi tnuliulv ntleutiMt and cour
listus to Su Milu;n's second wife This
the lady atti lint '1 fob rtluimis. Hliewai
quite wini' l ho Tall oris were only imv
lous to show lint if Sir Jlain -ny thoi to
ninrrv ngiin n tins n mattei ot no concern I
to tlit in. I
l.ndt I'lniisnn was told the news She
turned to It i limliin 1 tritiinphaiitlv As I
iimnj lietter lued ssiplt sometlines do, tin '
roig-t li rdr. "l ulwns toll you she
would do something, dlsguieeful," said her
"My deir1 inv ileal lsnls'1!" sjild Sir Main
gav. He glanced tlmidiy nt his biothers-lu-liw
Horaro nnd llerlvit rose IK twoflgurei
worked by one spring II. calm em
looktsl ilow u lliclr straight tiinei and coiicen
trntol their gn?o on Ijidy Clntison, who
turned ei nil
"Madim," said Hornee, "the initmVmof
our fninll, ami, I ls'llon I nuij say, of Sir
Malngaj's fnmlly, am not In tho hnb.t of
doing disgrnctful tilings Ibatricomay hate
left us uimiMsnllv, but 1 inn i el tain tier
reason, if known, would ine t with her
father's ninl with our nppioval
IjuI) I'liusonnt onts'saw her mistake, and
asilogiz.sl hunibh , mi nlog which the
brothtrs nro ptol giaiv.ulh. Then, nfter
hilt lug lnsn shown tint nursery tit asures,
thnv took their line.
"Jlningnj dm's not linproto as he grows
older," ni 1 Hot ace. HerUrt ymU his head
niouinfulh, in tno who wished to guliwiy n
fact, but dam not
Ijidy Cluusou, in spite of her nnlogy, told
lier husban I that Bentiicu had duno sonio
thing disginuful "Oh, no, mj dear," said
Sir Mning-iy "It's only a funk You
know. I won't say for what reason, sho can't
comeback hero to lite. AVell, she's grown
tiled of life dim n nt Oikbury I don't won
del nt it lloruco and llcibert ale two rcg
ulnrold noniin. They dam thiirownsto k
ings, inaki nntltuaonssfnis, and idl sorts of
things She was nshnn I to say she wai
tiled of the life, so went oir on her own oc
Here was jet another motite attributes! to
Beatrice. Nothing is more risky than the
attilbutin; of niotites. It is as dangerous
as prophosyiug lieforo tlu cout.
A Wtlltl) IN 1-FsSOV
After one or two unsuccessful nttempt
Carrutbers found Mis. John Riw lings in
s'nlled liehlnd tho faniilj cnuhter at No. U2
Oray street. Sho was very hard at work
no doubt ciident ring to mako up for her
husbau l's leiK'iUsl nbsoncet. In her bands
sho held what apiK-nnil like a long salmon
coloicl two-Inch ro, which, by a dexterous
twist of the wrist, or somo manipulation onlt
known tothe luitinlol, she wasrapidlj tians
forming into ormiiuo itnl and sjminetrital
ftutooui of tlioso Iii-cious articles of diet,
suii-agti.. Lp n lonrniug that Carruthers
wished to sp-uk toher in pntat she Aipel
her hands on a cloth, and, lifting upn flap,
or s-ies of diattbii Ige, in the counter
ln-ggtvl ho would step through an I follow
Ho did so, and was shown Into what Mrs.
Haw lings calhsl the parlor; a room impure)
with a startling pap-r, carpeteil with a
liizrliug c.iriH-t; luriilshivl with imitation
walnut chiirs untl com h upholstered In tii
1 Tightest blue tap-strv; tho mantolpiece
lunriiu a mirror in a bumlshol gilt frame,
and, ninnng other gav orniments, a huge
lair of tlioso glas- vase with flis'nd d
jnsius known u lustres, tho fira glowud
erj bnglitlv. and was kept In order by n
fender and llreiioiisof Dashing steal. It was,
in fact, a room which api'unl tooieiiits
ops an 1 glnient jou ns j-oti mtjrel. A
man even moro anxious and prisiccupied
than Frank was could not fall to lio'trwk
with tlie general elfecL It would havo !- n
itntlv ungracious not to bate noticed it.
"Wli.it a bright moiiil" ho said.
"It is n blight riKim " said .Mrs. llnwlin.
in n giutifle.1 wnj "You see, sir, we often
kill as many ns thirty pigs Ijuforo break
Tlilssocmed n digression without lieiriu
niton the miin subje t "I'lsir tilings!" said
Finnk, without nieem; it clear whether he
referred tit the pigs or thi ir sla.ers.
"At llrst, wlni 1 mnrriol Itawlingi,
found lta iii'iantholt buiiui-ss, sol mad
up my mind to have eteij-thin; nttay fion
too factory I right and t heerful."
'You liato suicided here," sai 1 Frank,
as ho too.! the azuiu co creel cl air offered
"I hope so. You see, sir," continued Mrs.
linwllngs, "every Im-iiiiMs has its draw backs
as well os its niUantagoe. Many don't like
tlie ioik business, but It's a nice dean buM
ness there's no dust about it like there i
al out Imlr ing I liu'e dust of any sort."
At another time (.nrrutlurs might have
Istn iimusjtl niul hnn tritsl to draw this
w nutu out, but lie was now i nlj nuxiotes to
liear ulsiut Boati.-, so ho comniuncod bis
es, ilrs. Itawhngs had lnen at Black
tuttii She had stajed at the "Cat aud
( iiiiiuassi-t " She, or rather her husliatid,
lud Is lictod a little liijy to lo their missing
wjii. A young lady had called um her
out morning Sat gao no num, but she
wai a full oung Hdy; very handsome; and
with gray eje , Iviiutifully dressed, in fact,
qin'o a J ouug la ly Yes, X)r thing! quite
Would Mrs llnwllngs Ull her visitor what
hid lHy.ii said or done at that interview!
Oi.no never Tlio gix! .tomiti shut her
eje", comprut'sl her lips, and shook her
hiad slowly mm tlemnly; tin combine!
i iris ts of tlioso actions isilng list nit to show
ilnt liintrite'j couimuiiitation wasforetcr
loi kod up in the sneroil rt'iHisilory of her
ii in i
Mrs. Ratlin;, i tally meant to keep Bea
tuc.'s R-cre aid doubtle s lia.1 no pressure
b in uppl.is! slio would have kopt it loynlly
iut unluckily sho was one of tliostt who iiato
to struggle to return a m tret, not only its
ir.iun lrnlt, but little i ornoi w hull would
slip out uwiwmch In tiying to guaril Bea
tuto's wtret from her visitor's renewwl
questions sliu was likj one trying to iotk a
ftathur Issl into a tiaeiing trunk; a one
part was pushed down auolhtr irfirt lose up.
Hie words "ijor tiling!" npplleil to Beatrice
hid nlieiuly iiiLsel Flunks curiosity to the
highest pitch, and mudu him Miete that the
pn sent inquiry was not collateral.
Wae l.e justillisl in striiing to learn what
Beatrice wislusl hlili He thought bo. Beloved
her with n pure, uuseltlsli love; mi UMudllsh
that li t w is not endeavoring to find tlio
iuioo btr flight for his own er.ds, but iu
oi' er to bo able to gite herald if she r
uuired It Yes, tho man who lovud her had
u i igli to fry and learn nil aliout the woman
wuouihe Iielieved lovist him. Besides, had
Beutrice in any w ay bound tU Wivnao tn
secrecy! He could scarcely lx-lluve it. He
ftiliele.1 that Mrs Itaw lings, us some people
will, was linking a mystery of nothing.
B' ntriee may hine given bur money to wllli
diuit tho a isiinl claim, and sho wus admined
tei confess the fact
"Ih k btre,' wild Cnrruthr-is. "I must
and will know what tv ok p'uco Utween you
and tl.ii ladt Iiturnyou (hut byionceal
inent jou may do her tho gitnlest wrong.
You c iimot harm her by telling tlio truth "
Aguiii Mrs. Itawlings shut her eyes and
-hook h-r hiad.
Again Frank ressol her, agiln and again.
Slio still kej.t tho bocift, but over and anon,
by iniuns of some uuguardtil expicssiou, let
atomti sl.poiit. bo much so that Frank
fully reoliAil tho fact that B'utrico was
drlvon toutlc that Interview by some gi eat
sties Maim grievous wo I. Il lieguu to
fancy tl.utiu spite of herilinlal luknowlodgo
i veil of her mine, .Mis. IUtt lings might
bo able to tell a 1 ubout tliu Ill;ht
"Can vou toll mo whoio to find heri" ho
nskeel. "I warn jou if jou withhold her
addio.s fiim mo you iiiuy do her a wrong
whlihnitj imvtr li iepairo-1."
IlesiKkneiunoitlj and iiupicssliily, flxlnfc
hlsejes tqioii tho woman as he sioko. IU
wtsliisl to learn from hi r looks whtthir shf
knew the address or not.
A sudden Inspiration selzsl Mr. Haw.
lings Inspiration mny come to a pur
veyor as n ill as to a poet. This young man,
this eager young fellow, was tho cause of all
the shiine anil mischief what secret was
theie to keep from hlmf Ho might Im'rlght;
Incalculable harm might follow her silence.
"You want to llnd her!' sho asked.
"You don't know where sholsf
"1 want to llnd bur. 1 shall never rrst
until I llnd her." His manner told Mrs.
Itawlings that her insplmtloii was correct.
She rose and sniko with real emotion.
"Yes, sli," she said, "go and llnd hcY.
no and don hat Is right. Ir you aro the
limn, 1 think your conscience will tell jou
what to do Oh, sir, make what amends
jou can while thorn Is time. I.lfft is uncer
tain li Is tilings of this sort which haunt a
man on his death bod "
'Hie look of surprise which at first sat on
Frank's fin it tinned to one of something like
honor "lloon," he said hoarsely.
"I'm Imps 1 am wi onging you," went on tho
worn in "l'elliiiis you did not know all.
She said tin ihlll was Imrn III secrecy,
l'ei hups vou n 'ur knew It, But go to her
now, sli, mid make what amends jou can.
It's not foi ine tosit'ik, but wliattan a gun
tlemaii wniit for his wife more than it Is'iiu
tlful, proud-It iking Joung lodj like this,
Dear, d art what sho must hate suffered,
Carrutheis wnsghastly. llls)iaiulsgrasssl
tlio tnblu for supisirt, Mrs. Haw Hugs glanced
nt him an I felt that her iuipiomptii oration
was doing Its worn.
v 16i!l(A t
Mr, limelingt ultmcrd at him,
"Tlicrc, don't tak on so," she said kindly.
"There may bo excusi"t for you Old peoplo
oughtn't to judge thn young too severely."
"Tell me all sho said, every woril," gasjsHl
Carruthere Ho hail forced tho woman to
give hlm tills bitter cup, and ho meant to
drain it to tho dregs.
"Oil, oordpar! she told me all. Told me
how she had lm forced to lnnke her secret
known by my husband's claiming tho child.
My heart bled for her. She told mo how no
ono knew nl.nit tho baby; how she should
hatuto let all bo repealed unless I helxsl
lie r. Sho toll ill i how she had longed for
her child, and somehow, I don't know
how, miungeil to get it to lit o with her rr
near her. O ', It's suth a pretty boj"! Such
a pretty boy, sir "
"Where nn I find herC asked Carrutbers.
Not that he now hopes! to learn.
"Vhro. 1 suppose somewhero near the
child, dow n at Blacktown. You know the
ladj'snani I don' . But jou'll do what's
ngh won't you, sn f
"Yes," said Flank. "I will do what is
right. Thank you. Good morning."
Ho left the room, and departed by tho way
ho hal come. Mrs. Itawlings returned to
her interesting oceiiatlons. Sho knew th
name ludher of her visitor nor of the lady
wht 111 sho had sum at Blacktown, but to this
day, when slio recalls the look of what she
Islievslto lie remorse on the young man's
face, s'ic Is happy In the thought that It may
' -i few heai tfelt and appropriate words,
though only sKiken by a humble woman
like In 1 nlf, help d on tho great fight of good
against evil, rightsl a wrong, anl made a
sist'r woman happier. May such a mistake
occur to many of us It causes consolation.
A worthy soul, Mrs. Itawlings. Never-theli-s-e,
we will now bid her adieu, and hopo
that the basiiius in Gray street continuos to
Bu Frank Carmtheri! Ptor Frank whose
ruse irclite hi 1 led hlrii into such straits.
Wlio bad lull ned the terrible half truth
which bj-aparolox Is often greater than tho
whole. Carruthcrs walked and wal'ceJ out
of Oraj's r ioiI on and on wlthcut heed
ing whither. Such grief as ho fe't to-dny
wus a new cxjicrieiicu in a man's lile. When
some tin isi months ago Beatrice te M blM
sho could not lovo bint, tho shock as wo
know win great, but in spite of It Beatrico
was still the Beatrice of his dreams. Then
there was hope; there Is always hopo
in such casus. But new nouol Not a vestige!
He laughej bitterly as ho thought of the
hours lie had sjient endeavoring to find tho
causo of what he hail called Beatrice's com
plaint of hor general apathy and indlffer
once tet the world at large. Now ho had got
at the vory germ of the disease. No wonder
she w as cold aud reserved with such a secret
to carry such a dread overhanging her.
Poor gull Poor girl!
Ho toull soe how the boy's coming to
Uazlewood Houso had been arrangtsl
Through Mrs. Miller, of course. And by bis
now light he was able to explain a discrep
ancy which had alwajs troubled hlni. On
the night when she bade him hojo and wait,
the nurse bad told bira that Beatrice had
saved her years ago from starvation, where
as, Horace had told hiin, that until she came
to tho house, sbu was a stranger to them all.
He had not thought it worth while to pursue
M.e, this strangely mannered woman, had
made hlm promise to wait. Wait for what)
There was nothing to ait for. Even if he,
as ho scoinfu'lj told himself he could, should
forget his in iiihood nnd lxj willing to tako
Beatrice us his wife een now, he knew that
a barrier, never to be climbed, would be
ruiscd by her. He did iiot wrong her Iu this,
ho knew that for all that liail Ufallen sho
was mourning in mental sackcloth and
ashes He had uo blame to ie her, no
stone to cast.
Sho ha 1 not tried to win his love. Shehael
not accepted that lovo when offered. Too
well In knew why. Yet he know also that
sho loved lilm loved hlm but would never
lw bis. The thought drove hlm half mad.
No frlun 1 of CarruthTs' would have known
him, ns, with heavy brows and bent head,
he walked through those quiet streets of
But why tho flight! No new dnsvl.no
now tlarigT could havo thiealcuwd her. Did
she after all fly Iwcause lie was coming to
Huz'ewood House! Did she fear that her
resolution must give way, and with ono
breath she must avow her love, anil with the
next tell her lover that love could notlio be
tween them! No. A word from hor would
have stayeel his mining. She hail even as
goodies asked hlm to come. She was not
flying from him.
'Ihcii tho thought of that man who was
seeking her came to his mind. Ho sbudderod
and bit his Up; be know not why. But bis
first thought wus to trace this unknown man
and hear whj he wanted Beatrice!.
His mood changed. He would not seek
hiin. He hail no more to learn. After wliat
ho hail this morning heard all inquiries, all
Information, could but tend to mako hlm
more iniserablu, There was nothing now
left for hlm in the world but sheer hard
work. Work, work, work, the greutost
bhttsing eer given tei man.
So he walkol on and on, almost crying In
his anguish, almost raving In Ids utter help
litmiess to mend matter. But all tho while,
do w hat he "ould tei tear his idol tint of her
shrine, thinking of her as the calm, fair,
stately girl h had known and loved, the one
of all tho worltl against whom slander should
rulxo no voice.
Be-foro Ids aimless walk was endisl his
nioeid hud grown lo.'t ami pitying, Auger
hail simply failed away All he could now
think of was Buutrlco aiul her sorrow, All
he askel was to lie able to soe her and tell
her there was one who would ever be as a
brother to her. The wild resolve that he
would now acquiesce 111 hortllsappoiriinioni
tntinly ns did her uncles dlsnpieired. Ho
would llnd her. Hit would go to her, take
her hand, tell her tlio secret w as his, coun
sel her, nnd, If It wni jstssllile, stand bo
twecn her and what I no ha 1 to bear.
But hit knew now, er thought ho knew,
tho utmost that life hal to git n hlm, nnd
ho saw In it n sorry substitute for what
it had seemed to piiunise onlj a few ilajs
Blaine her! Why should bo lil.imo bin I
How had sho wioiigod hlm!
MR. M'MASTER'S ACCOUNT OF THf
ORIGIN OF THE NATIONAL SONO,
In Incident of tlie Times of 170H I'srty
Ml rife lli'tween Olil.llmn "I'tsltirnllsts"
and "Itepubl trans" Tlie Pow
tltsr "I'ritAhleiit's March "
IFrolll "Tlie l'ooploof the I'nlteel States"
Thousands of men who ilespi o 1 John
Vdani, who deto-ted tho Foleralists, who
loathe) tint lutluencj Great Britain had In
federnl affairs now turned tfisuprt the
government wit'i rigor Their hearts wero
still warm townnl Franco But they could
not suirer oven so ol 1 nnd dear nil ally to
heap up insult uu their nntlvo land. Such
an outburst of patriotism had neier before
Ihhmi seen It began it I'hilndelphis, and
spread thenco as fast as the post-rllors
could carry the nowt Night after lilht at
tlie theatre, pit, boxes and gallery joined III
one mijhty shout for tlio "l'resldont's
Marih," for "Yankee Hoodie," or for the
(tirrlng muslo of 'Stony Point," Whllo tho
airs weie being plnj-od the wildest ex
cltemout prevailed Tho aulienco rose to
their feot, stood tisjn tlie seats, waved hats
ml walking sticks, snug, chcorod, and,
when tlio piece was tluisheel, delimit led that
it stioul 1 bo given over aud over again.
Then a band of hnrdj' Republicans in some
part of the gallery or the pit would fill for
"Caira" or the Mar-oillaise" hymn, till their
rls were drowned amid a storm of groans
and! hisses. Not to bo outdone, the Ite
publlciins thereupon bribed tho musicians to
play no federal tunes. Tho first night they
refused a storm of indignation was raised in
tho theatre and thoy gavo way. Tho next
night thoy stood firm and woio well pelted
for thoir pains.
Tho Fe lerallsts wero highly Indignant.
Tho theatre, said they, more than any
nther place brings men of all classes to
gether. Tho managers should therefore pay
some bevel to public feeling in tho selection
of the mu'lc. The present Is no time to
grnte tho public ear with those Gallic mur
der shouts, Ca ira" and the "Carmagnole."
The enthusiastic clamor with which tho
"President's March" ha 1 been called for and
tho deafening applauso with which It had
been greeted should havo taught thorn this.
Is it tho piirpise of a theatre company to
please or to iinult the public! The action
of pelting the fiddler nnd smashing the fid
lie, is greatly to bo condemned. Tlie firm
and dignified conduct of leaving tbo theatre
and keeping away till the managers
olemnly promise Hint the "President's
March" shull bo the llrst tune played In the
houso is much to lio preforred.
The theatre, the Republicans protested, was
a public house and tlio managers would do
well to koop this in mind. If, howovor, thuy
wero determined to mako it tho resort of tho
British faction, let them look to that faction
for support. Every earnest Republican and
true iatrlot would keep away. This was the
rejoinder, is greatly to bm wished. Men of
enso long for tlmo when tho Jacobins and
thoir munlor shouts shall I e driven from
every decent resort, It them desert tho
theatre and with the shillings thus saved
pay somo of thoir old debts.
While the factions wrnnglod the benoflt
night of a favorite actor drew near. No man
knew bettir than ho how to profit by tlio
popular will, and at no time in the whole
course ot his life bad so fine a chanco of
profiting by the pop dar will boon olfereJ
him. Polities ruled the hour. The city was
full ot excited Federalists who packed the
theatre night after night for no othor pur
po-e than to shcut themselves hoarse over
the "President's March " He determined te
make uso of this fact. He would take the
march, find somo one to write a few pa
triotic stanzas to suit it and on the night of
u Is benefit sing them tothe house. Some"
Federalists were consulted, were pleased
with the idea, and named Joseph Hopkin
son as the man best fitted to write tho words.
Ho con-ontt.'J and iu a few hours "Hail
Columbia" was produce 1. Tlio night for
tho benoflt was that of Wednesday, tho attb
of April, and The Gazitte announced that
tlie performance would comprise a comedy
called "The Italian Monk;" tlie comic opsra
of "Itoslnn;" "More Sack," an epilogue on
the character of Sir J. Iin Falstan", and "an
entire new son? (written by a cltizm f,f
Philadelphia) to the tune of the tlie Presi
dent's March,' will lie sung by Mr. Fox, ac
roinpanied by the full band and a grand
" Tlrm united let us be,
Ilallylng round our liberty;
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety wo shall find."
Long before the curtain rose tho house
was texi small to hold the thousands who
clamored to bo lot In. Thoso who got in
were too excited to wait quhtly for the
song. At last the eoinoly ended und Mr.
Fox apoared upon the stage. Every lino
was loudly applaudel, tho wholo house
joined In the chorus, and whim tlie verso
"Behold the chief who now commands" was
reached the audlenco roso to Its feot and
cheered till the building shook to its founda
tions Four times the song was encored,
was demanded again at the end of the
pantomlino and again at the close of the
play A few called for "Ca ira,'-1 but were
quickly put down. Tlie words of "Hail, Co
lumbia" wjro printed iu full Iu the news
papers of tho following day, The Gazette
hoped that every lady In tho city would
practice the mil dc, learn tho words and sing
them at the next repetition; then, perhaps,
the two or threo Freneli-Amerlcaus who re
mained might feel the charm of jiatrlotism
and join in the chorus of tho song.
Kowtoe ConklliiK, Ifenrjr Ward IleeckeT,
Frank Msyu, Itubort Homier Ei-
henator, Preacher, Actor
New York Cor, San Francisco Chronicle
Roscoo Conkllng passed a group of politi
cians in front of tho Fifth Avenue hotel a
fow days ago, and note was made of the
changes tlmo and ago are surely making
with tha great lawyer and state email. He
walked slowly, paitially from the pompous
manner of tho man, but a dgreo of feeble
ness was noted In the legs. His massive
shoulder are rounding out and the fingers of
time have got a decided clutch ou the color
of his whiskers and hair. Deep line cur
their ugliness around bis eyes and furrow
are severely drawn around his mouth. HU
dre.s Is still marked for expense and lit, but
the emphasis of his former brusque, business
like manner seems to be growing tired. Few
men now raise tholi hats as they used to
whon he passed them. New York city Is the
best place In tho world for being idolized
and lovod "with a vengoanei" for a while,
and being as suddenly left when one little
dreams of it. Surface interests, surface
fidelity, surface friends, are all one may
look for in the precluu Now York public
IIENItV WAIlIJ UEECIIEII.
Trembling bands are those the Rev. Henry
Ward Hue t her uses to turn over the hymn
bonk and the Bible. Tbs noted orator os
tho Plymouth pulpit is aging rapidly, and
he makes the mu.t juvenile etfort at throw
ing It off ever seen among men. ills hair i
as white as mow, bis face is a red as a boiled
lobster, hi neck is thick and loosu-sktnuoo
and bts trembling body betrays that his
years are Infirm and fast falling into thr
"yellow leaf." Mr. Beocher doe not weal
hi ago with dignity His a,umjlon ot
boyish mariners and attempts at bun r an
sadly polntlo, and undignified. Ho i !
about on his legs when trying to i ar
yount; and destroys the very honor t ll
years. 7 he Beecher before the trial arsl ths
Beecber of to-day are vastly different l ap
pearance and manner.
A CURIOUS HUSINESS.
A COMPANY WHICH GATHERS "PRE?
INTELLIGENCE" COR EVERYDOOY.
Collecting Notices, Crlllrlsms, Ideas, recti
nnd Fancies for Those Who Want
fleiieral Information In Complete
ti rumuart Form.
N York Ictltr.l
At 11137 Broadway, two old newspniioi
men, William F. G. Shanks and Edward C,
Hancock, aro successfully conducting a
curious aud novel business, un lor tho .iaai
of The National Press Intelligence coniiny,
of which themsolvos, Gen. Thomas h. James,
president of the Lincoln or "VaiutoiblR"
bank, Gon. Frank J, Ilcrron and Algernon H
Hulllvnn, public administrator of tho city,
aro thn principal stoekholders, Tholr service
Is to subscribers nnd strnngers in tho city.
Among tlio former may be men
tioned as representative mon, Senator
William M. Hvnits, Hon. leovl P. Morton,
Mr. Cyrus W, Field, Thomas A. Edison.
Mayors Ornce and low, Charles Francli
Adams, Jr., tho socretary of tho navy,
William C. Whitney, William Walter
Phelpe, Senor Romero, tho Mexican vints
ter, I)r. Hammond, nnd scores of faiioui
artists, authors, actors nnd nctretses.
Tho genoral manager was asked the
nature of tlio business ho was con
ducting. "Wo aspire to be the
'exchange readers' fur the universe,"
ho replied. "At least that art of the natloii
which is too busy to search all the paper!
of tho country through for tho notices, crlti
cisms, Ideas, facts and fancies, tew, concern
ing thoinsehos and tbeir business. You
havo no Idea how many mon and coriora
ttons are Intoro.tod In having this service
dono in complete and yot compact form, It
is chiefly for businoas reasons that they want
the oxtrncts, which we furnish to all apply
ing For Instance Secretary Whltnoy
wants all criticisms of tho navy department,
Mr, Fairchild for Secretary Manning wants
to seo what Is printed about the conduct of
the treasury department. Mr. Edison want
all that is published about electric lights.
William Seward Webb, presidont of tin
Now York Sleeping Car company, is Intor
estoel in accounts of all Inventions for tlio
approvement of railway traveling facilities.
So are a dozen othor railroad officers. Two
railroad companies want to know by tele
graph the names and addresses of any pir
sons injured by their cars. Why! That
they may settle with the injured before the
lawyers induce them to bring suit
"Scores of lawyers are subscribers, but no
two of them want information on the
lame subject Author want notlcos of tholr
books which tho publisher can not or will not
furnish him. They also want newspaper
comments on topics they aro writing about.
We look after tlie book notices of numerous
other puhliehen with small exchange lists,
and road exchanges for several weekly and
monthly papers or magazines. Artiste!
They want, of course, the criticisms of their
paintings, but also advertisements of exhibi
tions to couio olf, and discussions of art
matters generally. We have many hotel
men who went articles on various tuples of
importance to them; ono, who baa a big
hotel In the Adirondack, wants sent by tel
egraph accounts of the first apiearanco of
cholera at tho sea shorojrosorts. Tho R. G.
Dun & Company Mercantile agency wants
every failure, einbezzloniont, libel anl
slandor suit and legislation on a score of
topics. But In every instance tho subscriber
wants matter concerning his business. Wo
are also tho Now York agonts for many out
of town newspapers"
"How do you send the material desired!"
"We clip the articles direct from tho
lapers, attach them to a printed slip, write
in the name and dato of the journal,
and send by mail. We mid over
1,000 papers every day. There is
another curious demand which wo supply.
A person wants to buy, or sell, or let, or
leaso a house In some particular locality
Instead of purchasing all tho jiaper an I
reading the advertisements at a loss in time
of several tlmos tho amount we charge, he
sends us $1, and all the advertisements of
the kind desired are sent to bim from a
whole week's publications. Wo do this in
other matters of domestic economy, includ
ing advertisements of furniture, auction
sales, even of servants wanting places.
Thon a stranger, for instance, is In town,
say for a we 'k, he co.iios bore, jiays his foo of
ft, and has his home and other japoi-s, for
weeks back, at command; has tlie luxury of
w handsome reading-room, where he has op-
poriuino, to W3.1 preminuiit men in every
profession. Mid make pluusaut and profita
"Wo sell steamer, railway and sleeping
car tickets, thus enabling traveler to avoid
the annoyance and tho danger of encounter
ing the runner at the down-town oillte;
.ash drafts for travelers who are
I'tiknown at tho city banks; provide
guldos who are gentlemen for strangers
who aro tfcwlrous of seeing the best and most
curious features of tho city, furnish ladies
with lady shopper who know how to buy
economically; purchase goods for persons at
a distance by sample, or otherwise, and wu
even provide lone ladles witb gentlemanly
e corts to balls and tlientros whose charac
ters wo guarantee There nro many curious
features about tlio businosi which are ex
plained by circulars which we send to thoeu
A vory curious business It is, and con
iuctod in luxurious apartments for the vory
bust people in the country. .
THE COUNTRY COUSIN AND THE
ROUNDER ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
Tbe Usual Programme of a Visitor Dif
ference In City (Jut-sts What Country
men Are learning Trouble
with the Kickers.
IKew York 6un.l
The summer Tlsitor Is beginning to fill up
the town," said the clerk of an up-town hotel
as he leaned over tho dek and twisted a lot
ot toothpicks into little frames and odd de
signs. "I notice there Is a great Improve
ment In tbo mannors and appearance of the
countryman since I went Into tho hotel busi
ness, thirty-two years ago. We no longer
find that there 1 any necessity for putting
up signs in all the rooms warning tlie guests
not to blow out the gas, and tha bat boy at
the entrance of tbe dl.ilng-room does not
call ma over to seo a queer collection of
head gear since Mi. This bat boy
of ours, bv tho way, Is verging
on his Wih year, and ha is as
shrewd as they make thorn. He is a di led
up little sfsjclnien, aud thinks of nothing
else but hats. Ha will take 1,000 guosts,
and return each hit to Its proper owner
throe times a day for twonty years without
making a mistake. Prior to 1H7'J. he wouli
rush out to tha desk my.toruiuilr and call
me In to look at the collection of suburban
bate. In thoe days countrymen, particu
larly southerners, felt (hat they would U
sacrificing their self-rospett If thay adopted
the custom of the town and wore garment
that accorded with the prevailing mode
They were afraid of being considered popu
lar swells, and preferred to be regarded as
All that Is changed, however, The trav
ling salesman, who is really responsible f o
the advance in civilization In America lis
disseminated faehlcnabla bate, well-cut gar
ments, and many of the lighter knickknacks,
and the fashions that go to make up the
dress of Now York men until a chango has
been wrought everywhere. There aro no
snd of good clothing bouses In New Yors
and Philadelphia who have adopted the
system of establishing branch houses in
small towns. These big clothing bouses
make 10,000 suits of clothes and ship them
all over the country to their agents. The'
clothe msy be good, bad or Indifferent, but
tbe ouo unquestionable rosult Is that the
countrymen learn to dross. They used to
come here in tbe middle of summer witb
black broadcloth frock coats, doeskin trous
m. lutarv wai.tnsKsi aud hoot. Now thnv
dross moro sensoiinbly. 11 Is very rnro that
a man comes to our house who Is not pre
Mutably attired. Even Iu tin streets on
seldom sous tho guys who formnrly canio In
such vast number simultaneously with the
"What Is tho usual programtno of a
"Well, If there Is a burlosquo show, pri
fusely advortleod and boiling forth a
promise of Innumerable pink tlgliti, rougod
cheeks, hlgli-heulod sllpptrs, low necked
drossos, nnd tho like, It will gather In the
countrymen with a force that no power on
earth inn resist. It doos not mako the
slightest iliffernneo what tho othor attrac.
tions In town mny 1st, who tho visitor Is,
whother par'tm or plowman, bo Is sure to
go to tho burlesque) shows. At 11 o'clock he
comes In tired out and lendy for ld. At 8
ho Is out In tho corrl lor or In tho smoking
room, picking his teeth and staring Into the
street. Ho tiaver thinks of eating nfter the
i theatre Is over, nnd eats his biggest meal tu
the middle of tlio day. He makes thn lost
guest that tlio hotel can entertain, for he Is
quiet nn I unobtrusive and con cut with
decent treatment. He has n morbid horror
of running In debt, and is punctuality Itself
' In ftm trinlteir of nnvmntlt- Take him nil in
all, our country cousin Is a pretty square
and sold sort of a man, and ho always lludi
a wolcomo nt tho lost hotels.
"There Is a good ileal of difference In city
guests," tl o clork continued, rolling over on
bis othor elhjw and balancing the iienholdar
deftly on Lis fir.t linger. "Our city guoste
consist of two distinct classes kickers and
rounders. Tho rounders are tloar to our
hearts. It is rathor difficult to mako them
pay up at tho ond of the wook, but they are
liberal patrons of our house, koop the serv
ants In goo 1 humor by feeing thorn often
this, by tho way, Is a thing the countryman
novordoos and lncren-e tho custom of the
bar. Two or threo well-known roundor
will do more to pull up tlio businoss of the
bar-room, if thoy reside iu tho house, than
you would imnglno Wo havo a Wall-street
orator in this house who Is known
from ouo ond of the homo to tbo other. Ho
tells goisl stories, is j dly and has grown
rather fat. Wo put a big armchair in tho
cafo for hi special benefit. After a big
dinner every night ho lights a monstrour
cigar, w add let through hero in order to
crack somo Joke witli the clork, goes to the
cafe, settles hlmsolf comfortably iu the chair
and remains there usually until it is time to
go to bod. His bod-time it 1 a m. It Is not
a very goo I habit for his health, but it Is e
rattling good thing for tlie house HI"
frlonds drop In to seo him during the whole
evening, mid sometimes ho has eight or ten
men nround the table. He stands the house
in on an average about -0 a night.
"As a rule, tlie young meu go outside tot
their fun, whllo tho old rouudors stay in
doors. They wander from tho billiard
room to the cafe, thenco to tlio reading
room, mako a call on some of tho guosts In
the hotel, and finally drift oil to bod. As 1
say, tho rounders are our liest cu tumors
Tho kickers tho more numorous. They are
of overy ago, sizo, and sex, but most ot
them are of tho feminine gonder mid about
40 years of ag. Soma of tho women growl
bocau o the halls nro scrubbed too early In
tho morning, others because thoy aro not
scrubls-el oiiouu. Ihoro Is n continued
complaint about the hent In winter and tho
drafts in summer, nnd tho table is subject
of merciless nnd endless criticism. Every
body knows that it Is impossible to suit
everybody in a hotel, but no ono can have
any Idea of the extraordinary pretexts for
complaints which exl.t, except a hotel
After a Onoel Dinner
"But, Tommy, you really must not eat so
much; you'll make yourself sick."
"No, I won't mamma."
"Yes, you will, you've already eaten so
much I exect you feel uncomfoi table "
"No, I don't mamma; 1 dls fool smooth."
Mater for Naple.
A whole river in tho Apponiues has been
diverteel to tho city of Naples and is now
flowing through lO.UUO pljies, nnd playing in
tho five ornamental fountains constructed
Inoculation In Smtej-itiiililn.
M. de Quatrefngos stite I recently that tu
Senegambln the Inoculnti in of cuttle against
plouro-pneumouia nnd sunll-pox had been
practiced for centuries.
I was talking with Commodore Schley
ho othor day In relation to his light with
cho Coreans fifteen yours ago, when Rour
Admlrul Rogers, in command of tliu Asiatic
iqmidron, went to Ceiiea to got an explana
tion from Corean officials for tho destruct
ion of tho American schooner Sherman In
-SHO He said: "Two men of tho navy and
inysolf were the first to get over tho fortifl
Mtion, behind which the Cnronns were
fighting. No sooner had wo got within the
fortification than both tbo nun. who stood
on ouch si lo of mo, full iload. W i!.o first
tuna in my lifo I heard the muiic of bullets
'Mu-ic rules cioution;
But when a bullet sin; through the air,
So close to man's boa 1
That it rai-es his hair.
To enj ly it require n ta to that is rare,
Anl a certain amount of cultivation,'
I assure you. I lusrl tlio u;ly thud of bul
lets as thoy stluck tho bodies of men and
knocked them Ilfolj-s. I stood alone before
those Cnronns It seoinpd to mo the tlmo
was an hour, but It wus only a fow second'.
At first I thought I would run, but I cm
clulol todio. If I bad to die at all, by buing
hot In flout. But our forces came rapidly.
When thoy snw tbo predicament In which I
was placed they surrounded mo to protect
ine. Tne tlgbtdl I not last long. Our foroes
wero so superior that thej' soon droro the
enemy away. Scared! I hate never boon
so scared in my life. If 1 had nover after
ward seen the Coroan who trilled tbe man at
my right I would have taken my oath that
he wus eight fout tall. I rocogujz! bim
among tbo tlead after thu fibt wo over. Ho
was not over five feet six.
"We wondered during tho fight why the
Coreuns offered such opjiodtlon. Tholr ac
tion was Hxplnlntd by a document wo found
In the fortification. Tha document was
from tho emjieror of Corea to Ills subjects.
He tol 1 thorn that if thuy failod to kill us
and ran nway he would kill thorn, after the
fight was over,"
A hong Writer's Happy Hit.
P!illuil6lph!a Press J
An amutlng Incident tolls us how tbe
author ot that spocifla modern hit, "Hush,
Little Baby, Don't You Cry," lilt upon the
peculiar namo for his work. Tlio author,
Mr. M. II. Rosenfell, whllo pas. Ing through
the labyrinthlan pieclncts of a southern
fruit market at Charleston, H. U, some
years ago was ottractol to a burly nogroes
upon whoso lap a negro Infant lay screaming.
Busing thutthooffortsof the mother to soothe
her precious burden wero In vain, the author
paused a moment, carelessly saying to tbo
youugostcr, "Hush, llttlo baby, you'll be an
angel bjo-and-bye." From somo inexpllo
ablo calls-, whether from surprise or Jrora
added fright (Mr. Roseufold Is a tall, lank
In tividuul with flowing lock a lu Wilde), or
whether from tlie sound of a strange volco,
tho black pickaninny Immediately ceased its
frantic career nnd stared wonderlngly at
tbe passing writer, who hastened home, and,
with tho enthusiasm of inspiration, wroto
that now famous composition. Tho publish
ers havo quaintly reproduced tho fate of the
baby on the frontl page, and Lotta is sing,
lug tbe song.
One af Greece's Trudltlous.
It Is luter.utliif to know that one at lea.t
of tho btnt traditions of clas-lcul Greece has
lasted down to these latter days. This Is tbe
readiness o' rlt h citlwns to rform public
servl.e at their private expense, 'lbs Uni
versity of Athens Uiasbt an endowment at
thi moinentof more than (111,000 000 There
U a hospital at Athens, too, entertaining
more than 100 ngoel brother, which was
founded b; n single wealthy Greek citizen.
What a Cuuvltt AicomilshL
A convict in nn English pi lion perfected
the style of lawu tennis racquet now Ui
uwt popular among British playara,