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Wkdnksdat. Mabch 2. 1882.
naat Be i Wt ottra Mas.
New York Herald.
It becomes more and nore evident
that the leader of the democratic party in
the coming presidential campaign must
hail from some other state thanjNew York.
Events move rapidly, to be sure, and
no one can tell what new combinations
may arise within the next month or the
next week, but that is very clearly the
truth as the situation stands now.
Senator Hill will probably not agree
with us that his recent convention and
his brilliant success in scooping in all the
delegates fri m this state have rendered it
almost imperative for the candidate of
his party to be taken from the west, but
such, nevertheless, is the fact.
He has played the game of politics in
a very masterly manner and we are not
inclined to detract in the slightest degree
from the admiration which bis success
thus far rightly calls for. He caught the
Cleveland men napping, and before they
could rub their eyes open got so far
ahead of them that they can hardly be
seen with a telescope. Bui it locks now
as though he bad proven altogether too
He has made it painfully clear that so
far as New York state is concerned tbe
democratic party is hopelessly split. This
split is of such a nature that the wourds
cannot possibly be healed by the time the
November election comes off.
Cleveland has, of course, been injured
beyond the power of surgery to repair.
He presents a rather pitiable spectacle
before tbe country. His friends hadn't
life enough in tbem to make even a vigor
ous protest at the convention. They were
defeated, horse, foot and dregoon?, and
so far as that assemblage was concerned
there was not one so poor to do him rev
ererce. Apparently, he is not the kind
of timber to make a succt ssful presiden
tial candidate. If his own state deliber
ately repudiate him, and in a convention
as important as tbe ore just held docs
not allow even bis name to be mentioned,
it is safe to predict that he will be re
(rarded st Cuicago as wholly unavailable,
with all the words can possibly imply.
But, though defeated, bis henchmen are
not likely to make a truce with Hill. The
war is to tbe bilt. Tbe feud rages with
great bitterness and the party suffers in
It may be true that Hill feels sure he
can carry tbe state in spite of fate, but
will the national convention agree witb
him? It may be true, also, that the crv
of "Hill and Tammany" will sweep the
country and carry the party to victory.
The senator is of the opinion that it can
be done, but will that be the opinion of
the national convention?
In the opinion of some of the shrewdest
observers in Washington Mr. Hill's course
has done two things rendered the nomi
nation of Cleveland impossible and made
it necessary to select a western man to
lead the democratic party.
That opinion is gainiog adherents every
day in all sections of the country.
Same Old Free
The organs of protection would Lave
the people believe that the beauties of
protection are illustrated by the free list.
Let a democrat denounce the McKinley
high taxes and the organs hold up tbe
free list to hide the tsxed articles. When
democrats call attention to tbe follies of
the free list the organs hold tip protection
to hide tbe free list. And when both the
taxes and free list are denounced up goes
reciprocity to hide the other two infamies
of protection. And so we read.
"The McKinley, worse than the war
tariff, is one of tbe things tbe New York
democrats denounce. And yet the Mc
Kinley law places more articles on tbe
free list than the free trade champions of
tbe democracy bad dired place there.
That settles it. More articles on the
free list than tbe democrats ever placed
there. The organ does not mention the
useful articles embodied in tbe McKinley
free list. It would willingly bave its
readers believe that all the articles are
useful; that people could not get a'oog
without tbem. And how comfortable
and useful they are! Here are tone of
Afiiteti 'a Bsvswax
Broken bells Stuffed birds
Charcoul - ditch
Dandelions Dragon's b'txd
Nut'-lls Dried bups
Catfish eges Crows' eus
Mosquito eegs Moth eggs
FeitberB Fish skins
How beautiful is the free list! How
ample and sufficient it is to clothe and
feed tbe naked and starving! There are
said to be 30,000 unemployed persons in
Chicago. What do they want with work
o long as they bave tbe free list ? Let
them clothe themselvts witb s'.uffed bird
skins and eat acorns and asafetida. As
afetida is said to cure tbe grippe. Let
these hungry and half-naked men eat
astfetida to cure themselves of tbe grip
that the protected monopolists bave on
them. If their children cry for bread let
them go to McKinley and get free
nutgalls. If their wives are not
properly clothed let them go to the
bounteous free list and get free
ashes and dandelions. The democrats
insist that wool should be placed on the
free list, and that tbe infamous taxes on
clothing should be cut down to a revenue
basis. But tbe beneficent McKinley law
gives hoofs and moth eggs free. Why
should any one want free wool?
Tbe people bave recorded their verdict
concerning the free list. Their verdict is
the democratic majority in congress. But
the organs and the attorneys of the pro
tected monopolists and tariff tax bene
ficiaries refuse to listen to the people. It
will be necessary for the people to record
soother and louder verdict against the
McKinley infamy. They will do that this
OOPVRIOHT BY AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION, MS
.?7ie irmtltl hnvc Inlh n haivilij it Hector's
sho ilder litui not liccn in the'riyht place.
$1 ss Cornelia Beverley had reached
fie i ge of sixty-three without having at
taint d a modicum f the patience, self
uonti-ol or gent lent ss inseparable from
ill it ea ofa gracious, kindly autumn.
Hers was tbe autumn of equinoctial dis
turbs nces. rather than the loveliness of
Without being a clever woman, or a
deep thinker or a student of philosophy.
Miss Beverley had arrived by sheer in
stinct at a scheme of life that, for pure
matet ialisiu and unconscious exaltation
of the eternal selfhood, beggared all phi
losopl y. The earth was hers, and the
inhab tants thereof created for her
beuefi". to minister to her whims aud
wants in the ways she deemed betittinjr.
Havin ; been born into a world incom
plete t ntil her coming, she had accoin-
pli-sbet! all that could reasonably be ex
pected of her. She had given creation a
center herself; that was her merit, for
which she must be rewarded; if creation
failed to avail itself of the privilege of
going i.rouud her, that was its siu. for
which it must be punished.
In 6h n-t. Miss Cornelia Beverley was a
silly a:ul selfish woman, who, without
having ever read a line of Emerson in
her lift, made one. of his maxims her
daily rt le of conduct the one winch re
fers to t he soft side of existence being
the srw ial perquisite of the cantanker
ous and foolish.
It mnit not te understood that Miss
Conieliiv was an anomaly, unlike other
bumau beings and utterly intolerable
and destitute of redeeming qualities, for
such was far from being the case. She
was extremely good iiatured when her
wants were proiierly attended to and she
was given the Sest -f everything, and
she was literal in a way that is, 6he
would 1 ivishly bestow such favors as
were it her gift on the person who
happene 1 to please her, and she never
6aid ill natured things of people behind
their bac ks unless she were unusually
angry. She possessed the negative vir
tue of bt nig spiteful to their faces. It
was a coiimon saying among her kindred
that "the worst thing Cornelia ever says
about yoi she says to your face."
Perhajs those whose daily life and
conversa- ion were tinctured with her
presence at times deplored this excel
lence, an 1 would have cheerfully sub
mitted t any amount of backbiting
could they have thereby escaped the
many trials in which they were both
criminal and counsel for the defense.
Still, so elastic is human nature, and so
noble in trie main, even the people who
lived wit a Miss Cornelia found many
excuses f r her. She had had a great
deal of trouble in her youth, and some
very stern affliction, and in compassion
for her sorrow her family had gradually
learned tc throw a mantle of charity
over her st lfishness. Trouble like hers,
even when self caused, carries with it
an atmosphere that touches sympathy
so keenly i-s not uufrequeutly to disarm
In her youth Miss Cornelia had been a
handsome, high spirited girl, wayward
and passioiiate. but attractive enough to
have many admirers. At eighteen she
became, with the consent and blessing
of both families, engaged to a young
man of the neigh borhood. a Mr. Spots
wood Carmgton The courtship was a
stormy ont , the engagement stormier
and the en l total wreck. The lady in
sisted upon carrying ou a foolish, willful
flirtation with another man for whom
she cared nothing, simply to demonstrate
to her lover tnat she would submit to no
interference or dictation. The gentle
man was violent in temper and jealous
in disposition, and the termination of the
miserable af air was a fierce quarrel be
tween the tvo men and a duel, which re
sulted in the death of one and the maim
ing for life of the other.
After the i.eath of her lover Miss Bev
erley fell into a deep melancholy, alter
nated with wild gusts of remorseful
passion, which unsettled her brain to
such an extent that for years she re
quired strict attention and most careful
nursing. Tha horror of publicity which
distinguished the old time gentry pre
vented her fs mily from sending her to
an asylum, even when she was at the
worst. Teud-jr care and years of tran
quillity finally restored her mind to its
balance, but 1 y the time she resumed
her place in tl e family her natural sel
fishness had b-;cn fostered by unlimited
indulgence and developed by the consid
eration which had become the habit of
She had sotn i trifling property, derived
from her mother, sufficient for her sup
port in other people's houses, but not
enough to enable her to have one of ber
own. It was a standing grievance with
her that her brother Hector, her guardian
and trustee, had sold ber laud and invest
ed the proceed:) in such a way that the
principal was lieyond her control. Her
nephew Hector had been equally faith
ful to her inter asts, so she drew her lit
uri II I l" v
1 1 7 t
tle income regularly, unvexeu oy mo
storms that beset and finally stranded
the family property. Her home she
made principally with her nephew's
widow, to whom she was kind in a fitful
way. and spasmodically attached.
She preferred her old home and her
old rooms and familiar surroundings,
she said; but tbe truth was that in other
houses she was forced to exercise a self
restraint that was irksome to her. She
went about among her kindred and
made long visits, during which Mary
and her boys enjoyed themselves and
their immunity from blame: but always
sooner or later she returned to them.
This lady (as has already been more
than hinted) Ned Anthony had disliked
from his earliest boyhood. Once she
had accused him unjustly of trampling
down the tulips in the garden, and had
taken the word of a little negro boy,
who was really the guilty party, in pref
erence to his own. The race prejudice
between the poor whites and uegroes of
the south is a thing of wonderful
strength, their mutual contempt im
mense; and to have a uegro believed be
fore him, and that, too. when he was
speaking the truth and the negro was
lying, was an insult that was likely to
live and rankle.
The grudge was added to by a little
scene which occurred about two weeks
after Anthony's introduction to Mrs.
Beverley. He had called several times
and had established quite an intimacy
with the boys, having some fondness for
children and a decided partiality for
those of his own sex. Miss Cornelia had
been absent or otherwise engaged at the
time of his visits; so that the pair had
never met since the tulip episode, so
fresh in the memory of the one. so com
pletely obliterated from that of the
They had all come ont for a walk
Mary, the boys and Miss Cornelia. A
splendid dam of sticks and stones and
mud had been constructed across the
creek in the ravine which separated the
two portions of the estate, and the little
engineers, wild over their first success,
had scampered to the house to entreat
their mother to come out and inspect it.
In the hall they were joined by Miss
Cornelia, whom the children iu their
glee invited to accompany them. It was
Hector that proffered the invitation,
and as he was the old lady s favorite she
The party proceeded on their way
pleasantly, little Hector helping his
aunt over all the rough places, as his
mother had taught him. At the pond
made by the dammed up stream they
were joined by Anthony, who had seen
them from his window as they left the
Mary introduced him to her aunt, who
had heard of his wealth and was prepos
sessed by his appearance and therefore
disposed to be gracious to him. She
even gave him her delicate old hand
to shake, although the nod and the slight
motion of the hand toward the hat with
which he had acknowledged the intro
duction was not the mode of salutation
to which she had been accustomed. She
talked to him also and made herself
pleasant, in sptie of his careless replies
aud the fact that he addressed most of
his remarks to Mary and the boys.
"The old girl's broken all to pieces,"
was Anthony's inward comment, "She
used to be a good looking woman, 1 rc
memlier, but I'll be damned if she's good
hxiking now; her nose is a regular par
rot's beak. I wonder if she thinks I'm
fool enough to bother myself doing the
civil to an old sqnaw like her when there
j is metal more attractive at my elbow. 1
j don't pan sorry grit when I can get pay-
He made himself agreeable to the chil
I dreu, however, showed them how to
I strengthen their structure, promised to
j Dring a hatchet and some bits of plank
i the next dav, and help them to secure it
against all possibility of the water's
washing it away, and finally suggested
getting a bucket of carp for them to
stock the little pond.
They ascended the side of the ravine
b3 a path a good deal higher up the
creek than the one they had used in
coming down. Mrs. Beverley walking
first, with Anthony close beside her, and
feeling a trifle annoyed because of his
neglect of the proper observances and
the knowledge she had that Miss Cor
nelia was being slighted and most prob
ably growing resentful. Had she been
sure of the man beside her she would
have biddeu him remain behind and
help her aunt; but she was not sure of
As likely as not he would have de
clared that the old lady was as well able
to mount the slope unassisted as any of
them which would have been tbe
truth, since Miss Cornelia was a hale
and singularly healthy woman for her
age, in spite of the complaints she con
tinually made of untold suffering from
mysterious maladies, and her assump
tion, upon occasion, of the airs of in
validism. Or, if he should do her be
hest, it might be in a fashion that would
complicate matters further. Mary was
afraid to take the risk, aud walked on
gravely, scarcely answering him by
more than monosyllables, which, how
ever, proved in no way disconcerting, for
Anthony was full of the new house he
was about to build, and quite willing to
do the talking.
Half way up the side of tbe slope a
branch from one of the trees had fallen
across the path, obstructing it a little.
Most men would have kicked it aside, or
else have tendered some assistance.
Anthony did neither, from the simple
fact that neither occurred to him. He
stepped over the branch and went on
talking, letting Mary step over it as be
did. A few steps further on Mary
turned instinctively to see that her little
boys performed their devoir, and An
thony turned with her. Ran had laid
hold of the branch to drag it aside, and
Hector stood ready with his hand. All
would have gone well if Miss Cornelia
would have waited, but she was nettled
and impatient, so she told Ran testily to
let it alone, and stepped forward just as
the little fellow gave it a final jerk; her
heel caught, she stumbled, and would
have fallen heavily if Hector's shoulder
had not been in the right place at ex-
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