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GLOBE REPUBLIC. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9 1885
A FAMILY AFFAIR,
r HVitM VON W At
Antht 0 "CalUi Hack'' an.. "Dark lUyt "
iKOTHXR PAINrCt. TASK.
Tlio dinner that night nt Hazlowood Houm
was a dreary affair. Frank did not see his
host until the gong sounded. Tholr calls
lta.1 kept them ao lone that they wero obliged
to dross In undue hasto to nvohl unpunctunl
ity in their own persons, n thing which mild
hare amounted to a kind of moral suicide.
Tb conversation whilst Whtttnker was In
tbe room was naturally forcesL Frank could
Indeed tell tbem of tho contemplated change
in his life, but as all tho whllo ho was think
ing how Beatrice woulil have received tho
news, his communication was mndo with
none of his usual vivacity. Horace and Her
bert were mildly astonished. They trustesl
In that way w hlch Implies doubt that It
would lie for tho best. To give up a certainty
for an uncertainty seined a pity; but of
course Frank knew his own business best. A
remark with which Mr. Carruthers mentally
It teemed quite In order with the misfor
tunes of the home that the bottle of lb5a
bonld bare been shaken in soma way anil
appeared cloudy, not to say thick. It might
have been as thick as pea soup for all Frank
Nothing, or next to nothing, w as said dur
ing dessert about tbe recent painful event.
frank sat i only and silent. He was work
ing out problem; connecting Beatrice's flight
with the man nt the afternoon an 1 tbe isit
to tbe inn. Far Beatrice's sake he was now
gbting for his own hand. Horace and Her
bert he eliminated from the inquiry.
His moodiness affected his hosts, and upon
hi refusal to take more w ine they suggested
an adjournment tothedrawiug-room. Frank
greed readily. At any rate ho could sit
there and gaze at Beatrice's portrait.
"Do you mean to take any further stpsr
"I think not," said Horace. "Herbert and
I have talked the matter over and feel there
no more to be done. We saw a great
many people this afternoon, and I am sure
have text a genet al impression that Beatrice
ha gone to visit friends."
"1 was a most painful duty," said Her
bert, "but one we felt must bo performed.
In fact, it was due to ourselv es to forestall
"I am sure Frank quite understands the
situation, " said Horace.
A satirical suiilo curled round Frank's
lips. "It must have bean most painful," ho
said; "you must bavo felt like two Spartan
boys with a joint fox under their clothos.''
"Yes," said Herbert, simply; "e did."
"I have often heard tbe simile used," said
Horace, "but its great strength never struck
sne until now."
Carrutbera gave a short, quick laugh; he
eould not belp It. The brothers looked sur
prised. They could see no reason for any
approach to merriment A biting sarcasm
osme to tbe young man's lips, but ho re
strained It, and In a moment was glad he
had done so. It would have wounded these
two kind, mild-looking men, who, no doubt,
were as unable to realiz) tbe anxiety raised
In his breast by Beatr.co's flight, as he was
unable to comprehend the importance of the
consequences which they wero making such
sacrifices to ert. Seeing things in the
same light is a matter of constitution, oduca
lion, and training.
Just then Whlttaker brought In tea, and
whilst ht handed it round Frank had leisure
to rejoice, insomuch as he had kept his tongue
in command. Hut misfortune, ha 1 not yet
done with Haslewood House. Frank, in
moving bis arm, knocked down a cup, and
lent its scalding contents over one of tho
several delicious little Chlpiicndale tables,
the pride of the Talberts' hearts and the envy
of their lady friends.
The simile of the Spartan boy and tho fox
must have seemed even more appropriate to
Horace and Herbert as they smilingly assured
Prank it was of no consequence, uoue what
ever. They did not even ring for aid. This,
however, was because Whlttaker, who hail
witnessed tbe catastrophe, was already on
his way to the scene with an armful f soft
cloths. He mopped and dabbed and wipe-1
the table as tenderly as a mother might per
form the ablutions of an infant who suffered
from some Irritation of tbe skin. Horacj
and Herbert watched him for a while, and
then, nodoub: tbiucing their apparentcaie
leuness bad easel Frank's miuil, joined in
tbe rubbing and wipiug. Tbey twistod up
Home and Hei Or joln'd in the wiping.
corners of their glass cloths, and poktsl them
Into every little corner and intersticoexactly
as a cleanly nurse would have explored tho
tars and eyes of her infant charge. Frauk
was compelled to stand by all the time and
feel what a clumsy ruffian be had l-cn. Ho
sighed his relief as Whlttaker at last gath
ered up the dusters and deported.
Conversation languished. Tho misfor
tune to the table seemed to havo driven
Beatrice into the background. There is
nothing like a second grief for driving out
tbe first. Frank felt that Horace and Her
bert wero still thinking of that ill-used
piece of furniture. He was right. Pres
antly Hot ace slipped out of the room, and
.turned with small bottle of furnituro
polish and a piece of flannel. Gravely and
deliberately lie 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
h watched Horace any longer he must burst
Into a fit of uncontrollable laughter.
'"Can't we g and smoke I" be said.
"Certainly," said Herbert, whose mind
was now more easy about the tabb. Ho ac
companied Frank to thedlnlng-roorr, where,
by and by, Horace joined tbem. He brought
with him an unmistakable odor of furnituro
polish, so that Frank's remorse was, by the
stadium 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 ui mentioned painful duty was con
nected witl the table. "We feel that we are
bound to lei Sir Maingay know what has
"Of course. He is tier father."
"Yes, bo must be told. We think it better
to make tbe communication orally." Horace
was on who never iu.su! vou word "ver
bal." "We shall run up to lui.u to-morrow
aod see him."
Frank bad already been framing in bis
niad various excuses for a sudden departure.
Ha fait that, fond as be was of Horace and
Barbart, their constant society would at the
present juncture drhe him halt mad. He
jumped at the chance of escape. "I'll go
with you." he said.
They protested against this, but Frank
was Arm. "My dear fellows," be said, "I
fcara opened my heart to you. I have told
you my trua reason for paying this visit.
Bow caa I possibly stay here with Beatrica
ite nail tits way. It was arranged they
should all go to Imdim on the morrow.
Frank suggested that before going tbey
shout 1 inquire If Beatrice had drawn any
money from tho bank. So on their way
through the town tho next day Horace, and
Herliert had an Interview with Messrs.
Furlong & Co., and ascertained Hint their
niece had taken ono thousand pounds with
When they cnino out of the bank they
found Frank missing. Indeed, he kept them
waiting fully five minutes before) ho reap.
pared. He hail just been round I hi corner,
he Bald, looking nt somo of the qunln' ol I
Blacktown hou-es. The truth Is ho hit I
been to tho "C'nt nnd Coulisses," oi?n tho
expnnslvo widow d landlady, and ascer
tained tho address of her worthy friend,
Mrs lbiwllngs. No doubt tho Tulbeitj)
could havo given him this, but ho did not
care to trouble them for It,
As William (llles had ncoontinlod his
masters In order to drlvo tho horses lmck,
tho TnllicrtH, tint'l they wero In the train,
could not make known to Frank tho result
of their inquiries nt tho luink. Frank heard
tho news gloomily Tho sum taken by
Beatrice showed that sho meant her absence
to las a prolonged one.
"Did you get tho numbers1 of tho notesf"
ho asked. They had not done so.
"I should get them. Tho first one sho
change can lie traced back, and wo shall
know whero sho Is."
"I should never havo thought of that,"
said Herbert, ndmirlngly.
Horace said nothliu. Conscience told him
ha would not havo thought of it, but self
respect bado him hide tho fact.
In London they parted. Tho Tnllierts
went to their favorite hotel, nnd Frank, who
wished to bo quite free and mifotteired In his
researches, went to his. Tho next day tho
brothers called on Sir Malngny Clauson, and
Frank found tho wnv to Hi Oray street, tho
purveying establishment of Messrs. Uaw
Ho asked for Mrs. Uawllngs, and not know
ing whether It was Mrs John or Mrs. Joseph,
was cnmtK'llod to describe her as tho ono w ho
ha.1 tieen nt Blacktown omo few days ngo.
That was Mrs. John. Mr and Mrs. John
were away. Would not lie back for at least
a week. No one knew exnctlv where they
wero. In their aloonce, caused perhaps b
another w lid gooso chase aftor n supposed
son, Frank was compelled to defer his re
searches. His heart was very heavy It
seemed to him that ha would only tlnd" Ben
trice by tho prosaic wav of tracing back tho
bank notes. Ho wished ho had not suggested
this course to Horace nnd Herliert.
He went down to Oxford nnd settled his
affairs as Lest ho could. Ho arranged with
Mordlo's frlitid, Fnnshawe, a brother coach,
to take such pupil's ns ho could send him. So
utterly unfit did ho feol for work that hovn
glad to think tli it his now nppolntment di 1
not become a fact for six months; so that,
except for tho book which be had to see
through the press, he would have nothing to
occupy him but tho search for Beatrice.
Horace and Herliert wero more successful
In their call. Sir Maingay was at homo and
apared dllghted to see them. But till,
effusiveness only covered n certain fenr with
which, perhaps on account of their striking
resemblance to his deal wife, tho Imronet
alwnys regarded his tall, gravo brothers-in
law. To my mind, a widower who mime
again hal ln-ttnr make n clean sweep of all
his first wife's relations. A painful dutv
jet duo toono's self, ns the Talberts would
"So glad, so very glad, to soe you, Horace,
so delighted, Herliert," exclaimed Sir Main
gny. "How well you both look! never saw
you looking liottcr."
They told him they were very well.
"You don't seem to grow n day older
No family cares to vex you. Most men keep
young as bachelors. A family menus re
siionsibihty as well as pleasure, you know.'
Sir Maingay nodded his head contentedly lis
ono who knows all about It.
"We havo something to say to you nbout
Beatrice." said Horace.
Now, Beatrice w as the very last subjec"
which Sir Maingay cared to discuss with b
brothi rs-in law Although they had never
said so much, he felt that they nltogothei
djsupproNed of his conduct with rcsis-ct to
Ins daughter. Ho felt that they thought h
should not have gone abroad nn 1 left her to
herself, although she hail been so left by her
own expressed wish. To some people, i-sjm-cially
thoso whoso consciences wero 111 at
ease, the Talbirts' grave, unspoken censure
was more terrible than MtUsration from
any ono else.
"Almut Beatrice," said Kir Maingay. "Not
III, I hopoi I thought her linking far from
well when sho left hero."
"No, she is not ill but we nro In some
anxiety on her account."
"Ah, I think I know. I think I'm quito
prepared for what jou are going to say."
Horace rai-ed his ej ebrow s. "You uier
he said. "If so, it will mako our tank
"Much easier," said Herlsirt.
"Well, you aro going to say that your":
Carruthers is in lovj with my girl. He
caino hero once or twice; I u it then
Ho told me bo was going down to s,our
"Yes, that is part of what we were golii
to say." Thoy had decided it was as well to
let Sir Maingay know of Frank's ambition.
"Well," said tho laronet, "I like Carruth
eri Bside ho is a kins nan of yours 1
assure you, my denr Hora-e, my dear Her
b'rt, I can never forget tho many happy
j ears spent with poor " bu actually len
tuted for tho name. Think of that all young
wives who belioo that your husbands will
be inconsolable should chsitli remove you!
"with a much btlovml member of youi
"Tliunk you," said Horace, quietly. Ho
recogulzod tho fact that Sir Maingay meant
"Bosldes," continued tLe Larunot, "Bou
trice is entirely her own mistress. Sho has
a will of her own. I have no power o.-rli r
fortune, which, by tho by, is utmost as largo
as my own. This is just as it should lie, b -cause
with those sons of mine it will lsj Im
(lossilite for mo to ail 1 to her income at my
diuth." So ho rattlel on, bringing out what
was really a justification of himself.
"My dear Maingay," Raid Horace, mildly,
"would it not bu better If you heard what
we ha e to say and made j our communU
"It would Le a great deal better, Main
gay," said Herbert.
From the days of their first acquaintanco
they hail always assumed this air of suin
ority oer tho respectablo nobleman. Ho
hail never even struggled against it. So Im
utieyod and was silent.
They told bin all ubout Beatrice. Her
letter thoy cou tl not show him, having lo -gotUn
to ask rank to return ii Sir .Maiu
gay listened, tut did not apjujr :nue i up
sot. "We will of coursu tako any stops jou
wish, or niJ you m nny steps you may take,'
said Horace in conclusion
"It's a nulsauco, but I don't soo any ttcps
to lie taken," said i?lr Maingay, couisslly
"Neither do wo. But we felt It right jou
should know at once."
"Qjlto so. As I said, Beatrice nlways had
a will of her own. She i full of stran ;o
freaks full of tlit-m As you know for
some extraordinary reason she wouldn't to
presented, and lan't I've in tho same house
with her mother "
"Her mother P exclaimed tho TnllwrU in
a breath, and glandug siiiiultanously at a
certain picture on the wall; auuprlght laud
scajie which tiilui tho ksicu onca occuplod
by tlie portrait of Sir Maiin;ay's "all."
Tbe baronet colored. "With my wife, I
mean. You may lie sure this Is but a flea
ot tho girl's, bhe has her maid wltli li..-i ,
you say a luspoc table, mlddln-agjil woman.
Oh, it will le nil right. Perhaps sho mums
to write a Isxik. Ladles do all sorts of
things to writs) books nowadays. Ladv-
Fmnny Beaumont went through I'atagoiila
and shot some niggers or something. There's
another lady who roughs it lu Italy and
Spain. Fancy Sin, Herbert! You know
what a beastly hole Spain is. Women do all
ortn of out-of-the-way thltigs now,"
"Home women," said Horutvo, sercsrly,
His ideal woman, If he bad one, did no
strange things. "However, If you are con
tented, there Is nothing more to say."
"I'm not contenUsl, It's n nuisance ti
think of n child yivi love, wnndering beaten
knows wliri is Hut she'll turn tip nil light
again. Ah' hero's my wife; wo'll hi nr what
sho thinks or it "
I.ady I'litisoii rntrro 1, loosing, ns u-ual,
or Isnimfdl H raco and Herliert roso
and grwtol her with solemn gallantry. Thoy
weroalwnvspi ticulaily attentive and cour
teous to Sir Miliunv's sccsuid wife This
tho lady ntti butl to lur ihirms. She was
quite wrou llio TnlWirt wero only am.
Ions to show that ir Sir Main Miy clio) to
marry itguu il svnsn ni'ittei of no concern
to tin m.
U-idv t'lnmoii was told tho news. She
turned to her liiisluul triiimph-ititlv As
luanj Is'tter bred svpli sometimes do, tho
forgit h rdf. "I iilwnvs toll you slio
would do something disgraceful," said her
"My dear' niv d nr tsnMl" said Sir Main
gay. Ho glancirl timidly nt his brothers-lu-ltw.
Horace and Iterlvit losollko two figures
worked by one spring Their calm ojes
Ustkcil down their straight noses and concen
tratol their gnzo on IjuIj Clauson, who
tunic I very red
"Madam," said Horace, "tho niemb-rs of
our fnmlly, nnd, I believe I mny sny, of Sir
Jlalngaj's family, am not in tho habit of
doing dtsgiaectul things. lU-itricoiunyhave
left us unnilrlsnlly, but I am ceitaiu her
reason. If siiovvn, would moot with her
father's and with our nppioval
Uid CTaiis.uint oncosnvv her niislnke, nnd
nisiloglzsl hiiinblj , nn nsilogv which tho
brothers ncc-ptul griuvfultv. Then, after
having Us.ni shown tho mirseiy tieasuros,
thev took their leave.
"Maingnv does not Improve ns he grows
older," sal l llonice, Herls rt shook his bend
mournfully, as oio who wished to gainsay u
fact, but daro not,
Ijidy Clnusou, in spite of her nisilogy, told
her liusbnu I that Ikvntiicu had doiio huiiu
tlnng disgraceful. "Oh, no, mj dear," said
Sir Maingay "It's only a frtnk. You
know, I won't say for what reason, sho can't
conio back hereto live. Well, ho's grown
tired of life dnw n nt Oakbury. 1 don't won
deratlt Hornco and lleils'rt nro two reg
ular old women. They darn their ownsto k-Hig-s,
maks nntliiincnssnrs, and nil sorts of
things. She was nshniu I to saj sho wai
tiled ot the lifo, so went oir on her own ac
count.'' Here was jet another motive nttrlbuUsl to
Beatrice. Nothing Is moro risky than the
attt Uniting of motives, it is lus dangerous
as prophesying lieforo tin event.
A VVOHIl IN HEASOM.
After ono or two unsuccessful attempts
Carruthers found -Mrs. John ILiw lings in
stalled liehiud tho family counter nt No. 142
dray street. Sho vvns very hard at work
no doubt endeav ring to mako up for her
husbnn l's lepeatul nlisonces. In hor hands
sho held what apiioarsl like a long salmon
colorcsl two-inch rojs, which, by n doxterous
twist of the wrist, or somo manipulation onlv
known tothoinitinto.1, sho w as rnpldlj' trans
tormlng into ornnino ltnl ami symmetrical
festoons of thoso luscious nrticies of diet,
snu-agiw. Lp n learning thnt Carnitheni
I wished to fi'ak to lier in prlvat sho wipe 1
j her hands on a cloth, and, lifting up a flap,
or sk?ios of diawliiidge, in tho counter
I U-ggoil ho would step through and follow
I her upstairs
He did so, nnd was shown into what Mrs.
I Haw lings called the jmrlor; nronmpaperel
with n startling pap-r, carpeted with n
! iluzllug carpet; tiinilshtsl with Imltntlon
I walnut clnirs nnd couch upholsteroil in th
i brightest blue tapjstry; tho mantolplocc
I Uunugn mirror in a buinlshod gilt frame,
nnd, among other gay ornimcnts, n huge
jir of thos,? glass vases with cusieudid
rnsius kuonu as lutres; tho lire glowed
very brightlv, and was kept in order by o
fender and tlroironsof ikishing stool. It vvns,
I in fact, a riun which ni'uiwl tooMi Its
ops ami glare at jou ns you entire 1. A
man even moro anxious and preoccupied
than Frank was could not fail to bo struck
with tlio general ellect. It would havo Is; u
i Msitiie-lv ungiac mis not to have noticed it.
! "Whut a bright room!" ho said.
I "It is a blight room," said Mrs. Itnwlln.?
In a gratified wnj "You m, nr, we often
I kill as many as thirty- pigs l.foro break
I T his sconrvl ndigrr-sslon without lsvirliu
. uioii the imin subject "1'isir things!" said
I 1'innk, without nt.ccni it clear wliether he
I refcrrei! to the pigs or their slaers.
' "At first, wlim I mnrrlol llnwllngs, 1
I found it n melanclioly businiss; so I uiul
I up in)- mind to have evciythlng awnj' fio n
tiioratory trigninml cIipctjuI."
"Ycjti bavo sue ceded here," sal I Frank,
as ho tooi tho azure-covered chair olferotl
"I hope so. You soo, sir," continued Mrs.
llnwllngs, "every business lias its draw bnckt
as well as its advantages. Many don't like
the polk business, but it's a nice clean btiai
Hess there's no dust nbout it Hko there is
nl. out linking. I Iinte dust of any soit"
At another time Carruthers might hare
liccn ninusjd and havo tried to draw this
woman out, but he was now only anxious to
hear ubirtit Bvitr. 'J, so ho commtmcod his
Ve-s; Mrs. Haw lings had lsn nt Black
town. Mio had stajesl at tlio "Cat and
t omiass.H." Sho, or rather her busluiud,
hud 1 liovol a little lniy to Isj their missing
soiu A young lady had called usm her
one iiioiuiug. Sm gave no nam", but she
I was a tall voung Inely ; very handsome, and
with gray eye.; beautifully ilressnl, m fact,
qiii'n a y oung lady. Yes, ioor thing! quits;
Would Mrs. Uawllngs tell her visitor what
bad lio-n said or dona nt that interview!
O'l, no rover. Tlio good woman shut her
eves, compressu.1 her IIis, and shook her
head slowly and solemnly; ties coinbinod
I'lrectsnf tliosa actions lioing lionnt to show
hat Ikatrlce'j communication was forever
iM'ked up in tho sacrel rc'isisitory of her
Mr. Unwinds rejilly meant to keep Bea
trices seen", a id doubtlo s lia.1 no piossure
bs u uppl.tsl sho would liave kept it luyally.
I ut unluckily sho was ono of those who havo
to struggle to retain a secret, not only its
ra.un Uilv. but little corners which would
slip out unawares. In tiyuig to guanl Bea
trice's socret from her visitor's renewed
questions sho was likj ouo trj'iug to jiack a
feather lied int-) ntiaveling trunk; as one
part was pushed down another Jiart lose up.
the words ''pijr thingl" iipjillesl to Beatrice
hid already ratsesl 1'iank's curiosity to the
highest pitch, and Hindu him ln-lieve that the
present inipnry was not tsillateral.
Was l.o justified in striving to learn what
Beatrico wished hid! Ho thought so. He loved
her with a pure, unselfish love; so uiiselfUb
that; h was not endeavoring to Hud the
(a is o" her flight for his own er.ds, but lu
on.er to 1 able to give herald if sho re
quired It Yes, tho man who loved her bad
u i igh to try and learn all nlout the woman
wuoiii ho U-lioved loved hiiii. Besides, had
Beatrice in any way bound this w.vnau U
mcrecyf no could scarcely ls-lluve It. He
fancied that .Mrs. Haw Hugs, as some people
will, was licking n mystery of nothing.
IVntrico may have given her money to with
draw then isurd claim, and she wus usbamod
toconfo-s the fact.
"Iisik hero," said Carruthers. "I must
and will know what took p'neo between you
and the lady. 1 warn you that by conceal,
iiient jou may do her thogientcst wrong.
You ciiiuot harm her by tolling tho truth."
Again -Mrs. Uawllngs shut her eyes and
fhu.ik h 'i l.e nd.
Ag.ilu I'iftiik ressoi her, again nnd again.
Sho still kcjit tho w-eiet, but ever and anon,
by imaus of some unguarde I uxpicssloii, let
ncoi'Dd si pout. So much so thnt Frank
fully renlLvi tho fact tint Il'utrlco was
diivon to u-ek that interview by some great
i-tiets, souio gilovom ncol. Ho Isgan to
fancy tl.ntiuspttoof herdinlnl Inkiiowlwlgo
even ot her name, Mrs, Iliwlings might
1 ab'c to tell a 1 ulut thu lll.;ht.
"Can vou (ell mo v.Ihuo to find heri" ho
asked. "I nnra you If you withhold her
addioss fioui mo you may do heravvioiig
which miy nover li icpniieil."
Hesjsikopainoitlj and impressively, flxlnt.
his eyes umn the woman us ho sjko. II
wishes I tolnifii from lie r look whether sn
knew tho oildress or not.
A sudden inspiration seizsl Mrs. Haw.
lings. Inspiration may come to a pur
veyor ns well as to a poet. This young man,
this rnger young fellow, was tho causa of all
the shiuio and mischief what secret wni
there to keep from hlmf He might bo'rlghtj
Incalculable harm might follow her silence.
"You wnut to And herl' she asked.
"You don't know where sho Isf '
"1 wnut to Had her. 1 shall never rest
until I (hil her." His manner told Mrs.
Uawllngs that her Inspiration was correct.
She rose and spnko with real emotion.
"Yes, sir," she said, "go and find her.
Go ami do what Is right. If you nro tlio
man, 1 think your conscience will tell you
what to do. Oh, sir, make what amends
jou can whllo (horo is time. I.lfo Is uncer
tain, It Is things of this sort which haunt a
man on his death Issl."
The look of surprise which at first sat on
Flank's face turned to ono of something like
honor "(loon," ho said hoaisely.
"l'cihaps 1 am wi singing you," went on tho
woiniii, "l'eihnM jou did not know all.
She said tin child vvns Isirn In secrecy.
IVth'ips you n v or knew It, But go to her
now, sir, ami make what nnionds you can.
It's not for mo to sik, but what e an a gen
tleman wnnt for his wife moro than a Issvu
tiful, priiuil-huikliig young liuly like this,
D-sir, il art what sho must hnvo suffered,
Carruthers was ghastly. H!slmudsgrasssl
the table for support. Mrs. Haw lings glancesl
nt him mil felt that her impromptu oration
was doing its worie.
Mr. ItitwHng ylaneni at him.
"There, don't inks on so," she said kindly,
"Thoru muy Im oxcusos for you. Old peoplo
oughtn't to judge the young too severely,"
"Tell me all sho said, every word," gasped
Carruthers. Ho had forced tho woman to
give him this bitter cup, and ho meant to
drain It to the dregs.
"Ob, HKirdcarl sho told me all. Told mo
how she had lie-jn forced to mnko her secret
known by my husband's claiming tho child.
Mj heart blisl for her. She told mo how no
ono know olsittt tho liaby; how sho should
hnvo to let all Is) reveahsl unless I hplptsl
her. Hie toll mi how she had longed for
her child, nnd somehow, I don't know
how, managed to get it to live with her cr
near her. O ', it's such a pretty boy! Such
n pretty boy, sir."
"Where rin I find heri" asked Carruthers.
Not that ho now hopes to learu.
"Whroi I supxo some whero near the
child, down at Blacktown. You know the
lady's nam I dun' . But you'll do what's
righ won't you, sit f
"Yes," said Flank. "I will do what is
right. Thank you. (Jocsl morning."
Ho left tho room, nnd dpparttMl by the way
ho had como. Mile. Uawllngs returned to
her interesting occupations. Sho know tb"
nnnii) n t.tlfr of her visitor nor of the lady
w he m sho had so Ml at Blacktown, but to this
day, when she recalls the look of what sho
Isiiev.sl to Im remorse on the young man's
face, siie is happy in tho thought that It may
a few heal tfolt and appropriate words,
though only ssiken by a humble woman
like hoi tolf, help si on tho great fight of good
against evil, rightxl a wrong, an 1 made a
sist.-r woman happier. May such a mistake
occur to many of us. It causes consolation.
A worthy soul, Mrs. Uawllngs. Never-theli-ss,
wo will now bid her adieu, and hope
thnt the bjslnuss in Oray street continues to
Bu Frank Carruthorsl Vpor Frank whose
ri".'.ircliKs hal led him into such straits.
Who had learned the terrible half truth
which by a paro lox is often greater than tho
Whole. Carruthers w alked and walked out
of Oraj's r aid on and on without heed
lug whither. Such grief as bo felt texlay
was n new ox rionco in a man's life. When
somo thrni months ago Beatrice told him
sho could not lovo him, tho shock as wo
know was gieat, but in splto of It Beatrice
was still the Beatrice of his dreams. Then
there was hope; there is always hope
In such casKs. But new none! Not a vestige!
Helaughel bitterly as he thought of the
hours lie had sjient endeavoring to And tho
cause of what he hail callud Beatrice's com
plaint of her general apathy and Indiffer
ence to tbe world at large. Now bo had got
at tho very germ of the disease. No wonder
she was cold and reserved with such a secret
to carry such a dread overhanging her.
Poor giil I l'oorglrl!
Ho coul 1 see how the boy's coming to
Uazlewood House had been arranged.
Through Mrs. Miller, of course And by bis
now light he was able to explain a discrep
ancy w hlch had alwaj s troubled him. On
tho night when she bade him hoio and wait,
the nurse had told him that Beatrico had
saved her year ago from starvation, where
as, Horace had told biiA, that until she came
to tho house, sho was a stranger to them all.
Ho bad not thought it w orth while to pursue
She, this strangely mannered woman, had
made him promLvs to wait. Walt for wbatf
There was nothing to a ait for. Even if he,
as ho scoi nfnlly told himself he could, should
forgot his manhood and bo willing to take
Beatrice as his wife even now, he knew that
a barrier, never to be climbed, would bo
raised by her. He did not wroug her in this,
liokncw that for all that hail U'fallcn sho
was mourning in mental sackclolli and
ashes. Ho had no blame to give her, no
stono to cast.
Slio ha 1 not t rieil to win his love. She had
not acceptesl that love when offered. Too
well in know why. Yet ho knew also that
sho lovesl him loved him but would uevpr
lio his. The thought drove him half mad.
No friend of Carruthsrs' would have known
him, as, with heavy brows and bent head,
ho walked through those quiet streets of
But why tho flight r No now dread, no
now danger could havo threatened her. Hid
she after all fly liocause he was coming to
Hazlewuod House) Did she fear that her
resolution must give way, and with one
breath sho must avow her love, and with tho
next tell her lover that love could not ho Ls
tw pen them? No. A word from hor would
buve stayed his coining. She hail even as
good as asked him to come. She was not
flying from him.
Then the thought of that man who was
seekiug hor came to his mind. He shuddered
and bit his lip; be know not why. But bis
first thought wus to trace thisunkuowu man
and hear why be wanted Beatrice.
His mood changed. He would not seek
him. He had no more to learn. After what
he had this morning hoard all inquiries, all
Information, could but tend to make him
moro mlserabU. There was nothing now
left for him In the world but sheer hard
work. Work, work, work, th greutost
blewsing over given to man.
So ho walkol on and on, almost crying In
his anguish, almost raving In his utter help
Ictsness to mend matters. But all tho while,
do w hat he -wild to tear his Idol out of her
shrine, thinking of her as the calm, fulr,
stately girl be bad known and loved, the one
of all tho world against whom slander should
raise no voice.
Bs'fore his aimless walk was ended his
mcxsl boil grown lo.'t ami pitying. Auger
had simply faded away All he could now
think of was Beatrica and her sorrow, All
ho askevl was to be able to soo hor anil tell
her there was ono who would ever be as a
brother to heir. The wild resolve that iw
would now ncqultssco In lierdlsapiM'-irnncens
calmly ns did her uncles llsapicnroil. Ho
would find Iter, Ho would go to her, take
her band, tell her tlio secret was Ills, coun
sel her, nnd, if it wro ssib:e, stand be
tween her and What f ao had to bear.
Hut ho know now, tr thought ho knew,
tlio titmo-t thnt life had to give him, and
ho saw lu it a sorry substituto for what
It had Ms'inisl to piomtsa only a few dajs
lllnmn hor! Why should ho blnmo horl
How had she wiougod hlmf
MR. M'MASTEiYS ACCOUNT OF THr
ORIQIN OF THE NATIONAL SONG.
In lurlilent of the Time, of 17IIH Party
Strife ttetweeii Old-limp "Voitprnltsts"
and "llrml1lrHH" The lsis-
lllur "I'rnslilent's March "
(From "The IVnploof the United States.")
Thousands of moil who despi ol John
Adam', who doto-tod tho Fe lerallsts, who
loathe! tho intluonej (Iroat Britain had in
federal nfTairs, now turned to supurt the
government wlt'i vigor. Their hearts wero
still worm toward Franco. But they could
not sutler even so ol I and elear nil ally to
heap up Insult on tholr nntlvo land. Such
no outburst of trlotUm had never boforo
Iswn seen. It began it l'hilndelpliia, and
spread thenco ns fast as the post-rilors
could carry the nuvvs. Night aftor ulht at
the theatre, pit, boxes and gallery joined In
one mighty shout for the "President's
March," for "Yankee Doodle," or for the
stirring musio of 'Stony Point," While the
airs weio being played the wildest ox
clteinont prevailed. Tho au Hence roo to
their feet, stood uton the gents, waved lints
nd walking sticks, sang, cheered, and,
when tho piece wns tluishosl, deuinn led that
It should bo given over nnd over again.
Then a bnnd of hnrdy llepubllcans In somo
part of the gallery or tho pit would call for
"Caira'' or tho Mar.elllaiso" hymn, till their
'rtas were drownod amid a storm of groans
and lils-o. Not to bo outdone, tho llo
publicans thereupon brllwd tho musicians to
play no federal tunes. Tho first night they
refused a storm of Indignntion was raised In
tho theatre and thoy gave wny. Tho next
night they stood firm and woro well polled
for their (tains.
The Federalists wero highly Indignant.
The theatro. mil they, more than any
Dthor place brings mon of alt classes to
gether. Tho managers should therefore pay
some heuil to public feeling In tho seloctton
of the mu'lc. Tho present Is no time to
rrate tho public ear with those Gallic mur
der shouts, Ca Ira" and the "Carmagnolo."
The enthusiastic clamor with which th
"President's March" hal lieon called for and
tho deafening npplauso with which it had
been greeted should have taught tbem this.
Is it tho purpise of a theatre company to
please or to In. tilt the public! The action
of polling tho fiddler nnd smashing tbe lld
llo is greatly to bo condemned. The firm
and dignlllcHl conduct of leaving tho theatre
and keeping nway till tho managers
solemnly promiso that the "President's
March" shall bo the first tune played in the
bouso is much to Iw preferred.
Tho theatre, tho Ilopublicons protested, was
a public house and tho managers would do
well to keep this In mind. If, however, thy
woro determined to make it the resort of the
British faction. lot them look to that faction
for support. Every earnest Republican and
true patriot vrould koep away. This was the
rejoinder, is greatly to be wished. Men of
rensa long for timo when tbe Jacobins and
tholr murdor shouts shall I driven f mm
every decent resort. I.et them desert tho
theatre and with the shillings thus savod
pay some of their old debts.
While the factions wrangled the Iwnoflt
night of a favorite actor drow near. No man
knew bettir than ho bow to profit by tho
popular will, and at no time in the whole
urse ot his Ufa bail so line a cbanco of
profiting by the popular will boon offered
him. Politics ruled the hour. Tbe city was
full ot excited Federalists who packed the
theatre night after night for no other pur
x-e than to sbcut themselves hoarse over
tho "President's March." He determined to
make use 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
his benefit sing them to tho house. Hornet
Federalists were consulted, were pleased
with the Idoa, and named Joseph Hopkin
son as the man best fitted to write tho words.
Ho consented, ami in a few hours "Hail
Columbia" was produce 1. Tlio night for
the bensfit was that of Wednesday, tbe Mth
of April, and The Oazitto announced that
the performance would comprise a comedy
called "Tho Italian Monk;" tho comic opora
of "Itoslna;" "More Sank," an eplloguo on
tho character of Sir Ji tin Falstaff, and "an
entire new son (written by a citizm of
Philadelphia) to the tune of the the 'Presi
dent's March,' will be sung by Mr. Fox, ac
companied by tbe full band and a grand
" 'Firm united let us be,
Itallying round our liberty;
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety wo shall find."'
Long before tbe curtain rose tho house
was too small to hold the thousands who
clamored to bo let in. Thoso who got in
wero too excited to wait quiotly for tho.
song. At last tbo como ly ended and Mr.
Fox appeared ujion the stage. Every lino
was loudly applaudol, tho wbolo house
joined In the chorus, and when the verso
"Behold the chief who now commands" was
reached the audienco roso to its foot and
cheered till the building shook to its founda
tions. Four tlmos the song was encored,
was demanded again at the end ot the
pantomime and again at the closo ot tbe
play A few called for "Ca Ira.'Mmt were
quickly put down. Tlio words of "Hail, Co
lumbia" ware printed In full iu the news
papers ot the following day. The Gazette
hoped that every lady In the city would
practice the mil dc, learn tbe words and sing
them at the next repetition; then, perhaps,
tbo two or throe French-Americans who re
mained might feel the charm of patriotism
and join in the chorus of tho song.
HoMoe Conktliig, Henry Ward Ileeeker,
Frank Majci, Hubert Hornier- Ei-
Senator, Treacher, Actor
And Newspaper Man.
New York Cor. San Francisco Chronicled
Iloscoo Conkllng passed a group of politi
cians in front of tbo Fifth Avenue hotel a
fow days ago, and note was made of tba
changes time and ago aro surely making
with tbe great lawyer and statesman, lis
walked slowly, partially from the pompons
manner of the man, b'it a dtgreo of feoblo
ness was noted In tba legs. His massive
shoulders are rounding out and tbe fingers of
time have got a decided clutch on the color
of bis whiskers and hair. Deop lines cut
their ugliness around his eyes and furrows
aro severely drawn around his mouth. His
dre.s is still marked for expon-e and fit, but
the emphasis ot his former brusque, business
like manner seems to be growing tired. Few
men now raise tbeli hats as they used td
when he passes! them. New York city is tba
best placo In the world for being Idolized
and loved "with a vetigeanc-i" for a while,
and being as suddenly left when one llttls
dreams ot lu Surface interests, lurfaoo
fidelity, surface friends, are all one may
look for In tbe precious New York publio.
IIENIIV WAllI) UEECIIEH.
Trembling bands are those tbe IUv. Hear
Ward Boucher uses to turn over the hymn
book and the Bible. That uotod orator ok,
the Plymouth pulpit is aging rapidly, and
he makes tho most juvenile effort at throw
ing It off ever seen among men. His hair 1
s white as snow, his face Is as red as a boiloj
lobster, his neck is thick and luose-sklnumi
and bis trembling body betrays that bit
years are infirm and fast falling into thr
"yellow leaf." Mr. Ik-ocber does not weal
bis age with dignity Ills asuiii 'ion ot
boyish manners nnd attempts at hull r arc
sadly pointless and undignified. Hoi glas
about on his legs when trying to i wir
young and destroys the very honor i LI
years. The Boucher before the trial aisl tht
Uoecber of to-day are vastly different W ap
pearance) and manner.
," ,j ; mtiimiTlri, , v,ltaM.,JUUfir-Tii HmmL .'------- W" Tl 111 if IllHalll B '
A CURIOUS BUSINESS.
A COMPANY WHICH GATHERS "PITEf
INTCLLIQENCE" TOR EVERYBODY.
Collecting Notices, Criticisms, Mean, facte
and Fancies for Those Who Want
fleneral Information In Complete
Yet Compart Fitrnu
Now Vork Letter.
At 1127 Broadway, two old newiapot
men, William F, U. Shanks and Edward U
Hancock, are successfully conducting a
curious and novel business, uu lor tho name
of Tbe National Press Intelligence company,
of which themselves, (Ion. Thomas K James,
president of tho Lincoln or "Vanderbill"
bank, (Ion. Frank J, Herron and Algernon H
Sullivan, public administrator ot tho city,
are the principal stockholders. Their service
Is to subscribers and strangers in tho city.
Among thu former may be mon
tinned as representative mon, Henatoi
William M. Evarts, Hon. Levi P. Morton,
Mr. Cyrils W, Field, Thomas A. Edison,
Mayors Grace and Iniw, Charlos Francll
Adams, Jr., tho secretary of tho navy,
William C. Whitney, William Walter
Pholps, Senor lloinoro, tho Moxicnn Btlnls.
tor, Dr. Hammond, nnd scoros of famoui
artists, authors, actors and nctreisos.
The geuornl innnagor was askod the
nature of tho business ho was con
ducting. "Wo aspire to be tbe
'exchange readors' for tbe universe, "
he replied, "At least that wrt of the natter
which is to) busy to search all tbo papori
of tho country through for tbo notices, crltl
clsms, Ideas, facts nnd fancies, too, concern
lug themselves nnd their business. You
hnvo no Idea how many men and corpora
tions are interested In having this service
dtmo in complete and yot compact form, It
is chiefly for business reasons that thoy want
tho extracts, which w? furnish to all apply
ing. For Instance, Secretary Whitney
wants all criticisms of tho navy dopartmont.
Mr. Falrcbild for Secretary Manning wants
to see what Is printed about the conduct of
the treasury department. Mr. Edison want
all that is published about electric lights.
William Howard Webb, presldont of the
Now York Sleeping Car company, is Inter
estod in accounts of all inventions for tho
'jiiprovcment of railway traveling facilities.
So are a dozen other railroad officers. Two
railroad companies want to know by tele
graph tbe iiamos and addresses ot any tnr
sons Injured by tholr cars. Why I That
they may sittlo with tbe injured boforo tbo
lawyers induce them to bring suit.
"Scores of lawyers are subscribers, but no
two of tb6m want Information on tbo
aamo subject. Anthers want notices of their
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 the book notlcos of numerous
other publishers with small oxebango lists,
and road exchanges for several weekly and
monthly papers or magaslne. Artists)
Tbey want, of course, the criticisms of their
paintings, but also advertisements of exhibi
tions to como off, and discussions ot nrt
matters genorally. Wo have many hotel
men who wrnt articles on various topics of
importance to tbem; ono. who bos a big
hotel In tbe Adirondack, wants sent by tel
egraph accounts of tbo first appearanco of
cholera at tho soa shororesorts. Tho It. ().
Dun & Company Mercantile agency wants
overy failure, embezzlement, liLvl anl
slander suit and legislation on a score of
topics. But in every Instance thosubscribnr
wants matter concerning bis business. Wo
are also tho Now York agents for many out
if town nowspapers."
"How do you send the material desired P
"We clip the artlclos direct from tho
papers, attach them to a printed slip, write
in the name and da to of tbe journal,
and send by mnll. We rend over
1,000 papers every day. There is
another curious demand which wo supply.
A person wants to buy, or sell, or let, or
lease a hou-e 111 some particular locality
Instead of purchasing all the papers an I
reading the advertisements at a loss in timo
of several times tho amount we charge, he
sends us II, and all the advertisements ot
the kind desired are sent to him from a
whole week's publications. We do this in
other matters of domestic economy, includ
ing advertisements of furniture, auction
sales, even of servants wanting places.
Then a stranger, for Instance, Is in tow n,
say for a wojk, hecomoshore, pays his too of
fl, and has his home and other papers, for
weeks back, at command; has tht luxury of
a haudsoma reading-room, where he has op
iortunles to ui3t prctniuuut meu iu every
profession, and make pleasant and profita
"Wo sell steamer, railway and sloeplng
car tickets, thus enabling travelers to avoid
tho annoyance and the danger of encounter
ing the runners at the down-town office;
rash drafts for travelers who aro
unknown at tho city banks; provnlo
guides who aro gentlemen for strangers
who are ikslrnus ot seeing tbe best and most
curious features of tbo city, furnish ladies
with lady shopiers who know how to buy
economically; purchase goods for persons at
a distance by sample nr otherwise, and wo
oven provide lone I miles with gentlemanly
e corta to balls and theatres whose charac
ters wo guarantee There aro many curious
features about the business which are ex
plained by circulars which we send to those
A very curious business it is, and con
ducted in luxurious apartments fur tbo vory
best people in the country.
THE COUNTRY C0U3IN AND THE
ROUNDER ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
Tbe Usual I'rngruuune of a Visitor Dll
ference In City Uuests What Country
men Are Learning Troubla
with the Kickers.
INw York Bun.
The lummer Tisitor is boglnuing to fill up
the town," said the clerk of an up-town hotel
as he leaned over tho desk and twisted a lot
of toothpicks into little frames and odd de
signs. "I notice there is a great improve
ment in tbo manners and apjearanoe of the
countryman since I went Into the hotel busi
ness, thirty-two years ago. Wo no longer
Hod that there is any necessity for putting
up signs in all tbe rooms warning the guests
not to blow out tbe gas, and the hat boy at
the entrance of the dl.ilng-room doss not
call me over to see a queer collection of
head gear slnco Mi. This bat boy
of ours, by tho way, is verging
on bis Web. year, and hs is as
shrewd as tbey make them. He is a dried
up llttlo Bjsjclmen, and thinks ot nothing
else but hats. He will take 1,000 guests,
and return each bat to Its proiwr owner
three tlmos a day for twenty years without
making a mistake. Prior to 1BTJ. he wouh
rub out to tbe dosk mysteriously and call
me in to look at the collection of suburban
bats. In those days countrymen, partlcu
larly southerners, felt that tbey would !
sacrificing their self-respect If they adopted
tbe custom of tho town and wore garment
that accorded with the prevailing mode
They were afraid of being considered popu
lar awells, and preferred to be regarded as
All that Is changed, however. The trav
sling salesman, wbo is really responsible lw
th advance in civilization in America bat
disseminated fashionable bats, well-cut gar
ments, and many of tbo lighter knlckknacks,
and the fashions that go to rnaka up the
dress of New York mon until a changa hai
been wrought everywhere. There are no
end of good clothing houses in New Yorx
and Philadelphia who bavo adopted tha
system of establishing branch bouso in
mall towns. These big clothing bouses
make 10,000 suits of clothes and ship thorn
all ovar tbe country to their agents. The'
clothes msy be good, bad or Indifferent, but
the one unquestionable result is that tbe
countryman loam to dress. Tbey nsad to
come here in the middle of tummsr with
black broadcloth frock coats, doeskin trous
nt lasavv walstrons and boot. Now thev
dress more seasonably. It Is very rare that
a man oomos to our bouso who Is not pro
aeutably ntllrod. Even In th) stroots on
seldom sooi tbo guys who formerly camo In
such vast numbers simultaneously with tins
"What Is tho muni programme of a
"Woll, If tbore Is n burlosqtto show, pn
fusely advortlsol nnd hoi ling forth a
promise of innumornblo pink tights, rougod
chonks, hlgti-hmtod sllpnr, low nockod
drosses, nnd tho like, It will gather In the
countrymen with a foreo that no power on
earth can resist It does not make the
slightest dlflVroncn what tho other attrac
tions In town may bo, who tho visitor Is,
whether parson or plowman, ho Is sure to
go to tho burlosqtio shows. At 11 o'clock ha
comes In tired out and ready for Isnl. At
bo Is out In tho corridor or In tho smoking,
room, picking his teeth nnd staring Into the
street. Ho never thinks of eating nflor the
theatre Is over, nnd oats bis biggest meal In
the middle of the day. llo makos tho lsst
guest that tbo hotel can entertain, for ho Is
Sulot nnl unobtrusive nnd con out with
econt treatment. He bos n morbid horror
of running In debt, and is punctuality Itself
In tho matter of payment. Take him nil In
all, our country cousin Is a pretty square
and soil 1 sort of a man, nnd he nlways finds
a welcome nt tho host hotels.
"Tbore Is n gotvl deal of illfferenco in city
guests,'' the clork continued, rolling over on
his othor elbivv nnd balancing the ienholdar
doftly on ids firnt linger. "Our'city guests
consist of two distinct classes kickers and
rounders. Tho rounders nro doar to onr
hearts. It Is rather difficult to make them
Iwy up at tho end of tho vvook, but thoy are
llioral patrons of our house, kcop tho serv
ants In good humor by fooiug thorn often
tbfs, by tho way, Is a thing tho countryman
nover does and Increa-o tho custom of the
liar. Two or three well-known rouudors
will do more to pull up tho buslnoss of tbe
bar-room, If they reslda iu the house, than
you would linnglno. Wo havo a Wall-street
operator in this bouso who is known
from ono end of tho bouso to tbo othor. Ha
tells good stories, is j illy nnd has grown
rather fat. Wo put n big armchair in the
cafo for his sjiocial benefit. After a big
dinner erory night ho light n monstroue
cigar, waddlns through here In order to
crack some joke with tho clork, goes to the
cafe, sottlos himself comfortably in the chair
and remains there usually until It Is time to
go to bod. His bod-tlmo Is 1 a, m. It is not
a very goo 1 habit for his health, but It is e
rattling good thing for the house. Ills
frlonds drop In to seo him during tho whole
veiling, nnd sometimes ho has eight or ten
men around tho tablo. Ho stands the house
in on an average about tiO a night.
"As a rule, tho young mu go outside foi
their fun, whllo cbo old rounders stay In
doors. They wan lor from tho billiard'
room to tho cafe, thenco to tlio reading,
room, mako a call on some of tha guosts In
tbe hotel, and finally drift off to bod. As 1
say, tho rounders nro our lsist cutomers
The kickers tho more numerous. They are
of overy ago, sizo, and sox, but most of
them aro of tho feminine gouder and about
40 years of ag Some ot tho womon growl
bocau e tho halls nro scrubbed too early In
tho morning, others becauso they are not
scrublied otiou-h. Thore is a continued
complaint about tho bent in winter and tho
drafts iu suminor, and the tnblo is subjoct
of merciless and ondloss criticism. Every
body knows that it is Impossible to suit
everybody In a hotel, but no one can have
any idoa of tho extraordinary pretoxts for
complaints which cil.t, except a hotsl
After a Gowl 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 eatou so
much I ox(ect you fool uncomfoi tablo."
"No, I don't momma; I dls fool smooth."
Water for Naples
A whole river In tin Apponiues has been
diverted to the city i.t Nnplos an I is now
flowing through 10,G)i pis, and playing in
the five ornamental fountains constructed
Inoculation In SenegaliihlA.
M. da Quntrofagos stitol recently that in
Benogambln tho Inoculation ot cuttle against
plouro-pneumouia nnd small-pox had boeo
practiced for centuries.
I was talking with Commodore Schley
bo othor day In relation to bis light with
che Coreans fifteen joists ago, when Itoar
Admirul Hogers, in command ot tho Asiatic
iquadron, wont b) Colon to got nil explana
tion from Corean officials for tho do. true
Ion of tho American schooner Sherman In
Sti0 Ho said: "Two mon of tho navy and
myself were tho first to got over tho fertili
sation, behind which tho Coreans were
fighting. Nn sooner had wo got within the
fortification than both tho mm. who stood
on each sldo of in;, foil dead, l'e l the first
time in my life I heard tho mudc of bullets.
'Muic rules cioatiou;
But when n bullet sings through tho air,
So closo tj m en's boa I
That It rai-es his hair,
To enj y it requires a ta to that is rare,
An 1 a certain amount of cultivation,'
I assure you. 1 bear I the u;ly thud ot bul
lets a thoy struck tho bodies of men and
knocked tbem llfolons. I stood alone bofora
those Coreans It seemed to me the time
was nn hour, but it wus only a fowsacotid'.
At first I thought I would run, but I con
clu loi tudlo, If I bad to dlo at all, by being
shot In flout. But our forces camo rapidly.
When thoy saw tho predicament In which I
was placed thoy surrounded mo to protect
ine. Tiio flghtdi 1 not last long. Our force
were so superior that they soon droro the
enemy away. Beared I I havo never boon
so scared iu my lifo. If I had nover after
ward seen the Corean who Wiled the man at
my right I would havo taken my oath that
ho was eight foet talk I rocognlzl him
among tho dead after tho fight was over. Ho
was not over five feot six.
"Wo wondorod during tho fight why tha
Coreans offered such opiwsitlon. Their ac
tion wus Mxolnlnod by a documont we found
in tho fortification. Tho document was
from tho omiieror of Coroa to bis subjects.
He to! 1 tbem that if thoy failoj to kill us
and ran away ho would kill thorn aftor the
light was over."
A Song Writer's Happy Hit.
An amusing Incident tells us how the
author of that spedila modern hit, "Hush,
Llttlo Buby, Don't You Cry," hit upon tho
peculiar naino for his work. The author,
Mr. M. II. Ho-oiifell, whllo passing through
tho labyrintblan pioclncts of a southern
fruit market at Charleston, S. 0., some
yenrs ago was attracto 1 to a burly nogross
upon whoso lap n negro Infunt lay icreamlug.
Boeing tbnttbueffortsot the mother to soothe
hor precious burden wero In vain, tbe author
paused a innmant, carelessly saying to tho
ynungesW, "Hush, llttlo baby, you'll be an
angel byo-and-bye." From somo inexplic
able cause, whether from surprise or Iron,
added fright (Mr. Uosoufeld is a tall, lank
In tlvidual with flowing locks a la Wilde), or
whether from the sound nt a strange voice,
tho black pickaninny Immediately ceased its
frantic career and .tari wondurlngly at
the passing writer, who hastened home, and,
with the enthusiasm of inspiration, wrote
that now famous composition. Tho publish
ers havo quaintly reproduced tho face of tbe
baby on the fro litis jingo, and Lotto is sing,
lug the song
One at Greece's Traditions.
It Is Interesting to know that one nt leat
of tbo lost traditions of clastlcul Greece has
lasted down to these latter days. This Is the
readiness o' rl h citizens to p.rform public
servbes at their privul exieiiso. Tha Uni
versity of Athens tsiasts an endowment at
this moinentof moro than l-i.OOO (km) There
Is a hospital at Athens, text, entertaining
moro than 100 ngod brother, which was
founded b; a slngln wealthy (Jroak citizen.
What a Consist Ace-ompllihsxt,
A convict In an English pi Uon porfaoUd
tha style ot lawn tennis racquet now th
aeet popular aaiong British players.