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1t 1ftWUUNIlUN OF CUBAN IGHTS
,1\ AI1.; S1'I" I" II I't1 S1i.NATOm
aN " as A jil,i d i o I h 10 -4 1 1o3
ini ('uI tt--W1rY' Nit (,I'ril '11tt'nl
1ti t'I g t(u1 I ig i, :
St :tor I'.11".ol, o- Nit: al tn'ala
W ho lrtt"re.i I v ' the Ite,ou ican
i t l ti I u , ' (I N o f rit. l i e ,
made 'n,' of t. ,LIs)acos yet
d lvt natdrin Tui ntn, on ie b ig.
er,i t pr.: -' W t' yr the pubn in1r cte,
and wti" ttkc plasure in g iin ()"Ir
reati' s t:ll' 11 Il Ik i o Iib,'1'i I ,xtrdct,
maent of thtt'tri st t spi e echo1"s yet
ilet'L tI1 of % 1," lut3 !' 1 '' it, Lt - rn'X ti
geret rg ts . I w ll dCit'tul', it di -
a)l t iun t '. Ua d W1- t"l'a as 1 ca-l.
without !toy at i~lit 1to a.rou5'bLst ' sit."
lultr'i+htiuts i ty. ae itd Otb a i t l, t
itCCetittl tt t1 i r 115 ti ie. ut m it p c
llt. 11"t'1t' lto tot':' LI~'iit' hs!.i~jer'"t'cy
ucknu+tl .tiigi.'d. sInsu,t lir,t' -tt u tIt,
standaS'tI)! I r''t)ltm n. '1lat lab
froen dopch i Cuba. They rn tL for'
certa.i I t l;tt tif 1Stu' nlUitita(in t
terr' tui V'0 tt;(t itc't1 the0 enentlVi. '12 hat
has been dun'' i : ib )tfi" two yeas;
ILIA it lil f. It !ad the dtt:litrationi thas
Was pretret, way the renutor I r
Ohios a:1 v'5tL'tl. ,hi e ii theo fitt
is thot)t ' t atabisl d that for t
the s iiu o f h i t h rt s11 t(1) (1' prt
y'ince of ('ois.s i a b2cn5 tsnittinS
and( hchl by 1h3 Sle ('.1)an paitr"futs ant
rll'3'5IU. itlnsi sldi.
Intrr:.I otrd. a n - s 1th5 - tier't
lIIUSL be hsillCi er.l 0 Iil fo( rn O tt t'::S
wlint. f1us Wit Itt n.pt bte in this etat
(m nli r tt' r h p in ri:actei' for Lt
y er ntd a 1iii f hitvt) L n cwrnti tl
think u e, mut I. it rt Litrrietl t u
unde r t:t: ft irt o f iil ut"ga red gn."
ennil, int Cuba TeyLrt m utLorty
bAIinti it ti, ilt iii 55 . li' V-, to iu["nl suid
C(ll ti rtl) i , Ii t 'ti :.
r1on=, 510 I)ii~ IstI h r z' s ind d ir'eol tint
W1ritt.i'[ is .. - if 1'''1+ 11 V!Ii
Iter ti ttairi thu ,ay i; 'at tit,n
iuu-t 1): is't' It i'It,tsfsut'tJ tlll tnt, and I
hase beeai don tint Cnt" fo 1 Lwoyea
On ta h' I. sd tie d- eara oti he
ardt prese.ted by lrthe isenatr frod
5151 ll t, isl, j) Of (',th It kn'.vn'S 01' it
for'li'' u: yliSt1. ; a, L terten tvhe rai
Ais t r n 'b i i 'S'1 ita iset I alt or '
h eid that !, t Ii tl e all I itl ie
of I ld Sby tl u-t ' t atr i s' and
revhit. ti '. 1s , O t's 1 t it' hid witis11
bulint il t e i h Is s th tL IIr tifr
beitnty at ti alt'nl t'Is't. IL o Il ' i).
that t i ' 1 thr,i it, h ei t etsit '
of tii v s l,.rvt ir bi r to ter IOrtwo
l ,(ii Ste I " lll l tti t li t ! '' t 5!1 " ) L )t a1 "'t tl"
1iear.s andt-i . hLwIiy h e eent toar re n ,
t in k .t1, , 1t ' i tfet 1t ', were 'ca lrie In
the l; '11- th,t SI,ir[iL Of lib~ tr'ty first
knty 11ttif. f the ot''rnal hills the
sta gnll t , f r 'I ut for cel 1,C ti al it .:
egit g) iti 1o ti! Ti, o'ti doi L i tn l tsh
IaiiV a, o tht'-1 ilor% ' ln li'tTt te
t: e ' 'i. (t iii Ia Ve t I1t0 i iily wl.' , f
List h 55 it,t 0itt I ove fLine tn atid.t
bare.uis ''.-r itl hofi't-iieLi on it,bi
ei tv.at h I tinL 1,ihen'c.ihun iit he
terddl hr s-' i her' is nat found..1 f
til snt of110 evltionar Wy g vL'n
At sI t iii 4 ''V isrtt litn f i i tit drop:'i'
5'.eld sw'thi .1.! tiI'd ii , :na h5t, il*ei
nos, h tii -!s'l WN-:1 5'tlli fabitt, on
Cfel ire'.'' tell I-dert (1)1, iSter and'
abouts -; SL.. Iinee noS.t' b -~i(i h 0 Ld witin
beatyto d aornnen.15 1)1,0 may b
of ,b t'Sts, b.5 II ll e toLs'i ,tli 1)13'1
tin aid hi5V s upa ti tt, ben
gov r it st. 'ind t ' , t te . n aisets tn,
bib-. Fly h' V is iay 11fr l to the uodil
t. in, 1- , ' ifety an i lt' 5she,,er (lat
the: bi l sps t.:' s'pir it tof lb srt firt
knS t. ('-L . n.t . thel( eterlna t.il lthed
tnthr of'sL rt v 'lut'onfo ttl'ir t,y ha
aIW' ' - *'eel l eal-'-d, taI. t ' s's ti Ltill h
frain~ tyrs'. .i.y s ti'liS '.t'.'(tipp ee it L h'
}I i tl l t t' Liatny LIt thser ofpe te
i5Lte1I-s.' (!i' > Iii it t,se h' jjsl'e : t or
ise'y 0'u t . i' t s 'tt-(lir n ( ba , he jis
sth in.nta's. wr ProvN t. tsidncenha
gi' ' 1 iiwill a5'. ttisrnid pf rape.tlan
ftsru-t a 'fot'i'icao,ione ofithu
Ut t. 1 in :a th t l it,ef t.o a 315 awI
b I: s i sa N' 'i'lip i ' with lid .there
b'L':ni.t' be ""'assn. thi iar as aI satc
':Valt e t '- c n e 'l d h , i
..5 'i! -tst ni . (nterii't intli liw il:
q'irt ' thi Li 'tt -i ofwtriar sbh layb
f'm- I' to Si In tite't, Stht t 4)
Aro 'i are, i nngii' ert LV'23 ena l y t 20pr,
'r :i S1'1i i.ta ;in th pa cie Is
I-e t t 0 r te pa,t tv.oyear thei'
et tn aunw ti i ins LubaS thatnv3i ben
tnh lV' -d' I s to pr 's1 idte I mate and
Lrar nt Li't oftha1tibs n v h r i
itiise oft' ht st' - Spa i~s 'nse, gjs lit' nt
d o up'ii/ iiortnei atroe tis, silt
s'n" Ls h15 t . I a tohItt n o
utn - 1 e'e thaIst sp: it' canthoLd
Ut ' -ui I~ y -a' n 5''5551'l. rat .'11 ill
undi~- r i 'I'inLna'y prcsss ofIl hero
sr'i ' a. s ri 5 ' es5 thant' th ro lu tin
1S-l 1 .i' 'y. -tf !. 'List'ri ed t'i h atl( ter
IL-'ra u "bu the hower ofr the
luult rigV I's''srni, t. o 'Unt.d S
Inu"dy'git SA -sare futue. th reo
anV his. ' ir t' t l5 . I iln
Ittacb li d 4/ W v l .P e i e
ns'5 tp Iss i lettii ovner alle theo
\VhUS l's' Mi'.' A'idstlO M' y Li.
.\i Zt lberil 5't he S 'I l te s 'ua n d
is' - - Isc v Iai.t mgan; 'S.ai hae.
Irusttn una crdt 0goh in t h e,
tr if h'slstud: ". f shavgt :s al
t of ~ s 'QI ~~4Itt
ithe itlo o-aeu uoriyuo the ti s
ta1d Two' hundre
is already within sight of uiltate vie
tory. tn I that the resources of that
iland are within her grasp for the re
paynrm nt of the loan.
P ace in Cuba! if there is peace in
Cu 4 It is the p -ace of devastated
113.d . Peace in Cuba! If there i
peace in Cuba, it is the peace of bluz
inz homes. Peace in Cub,% ! If there
is peace in Cuba, it is the peace of
ravished women. Peace in Cuba! 1I
there is peace in Cuba, it is the peace
of starving chil iron ; yea, and its
! omu are s'ing a:o 1o by the silout lips
of the uneollt*od dead, whose white,
upturned faces are nightly kissed by
the pitying stars. N , no, Mr. Priei
dont, there is war in Cuba; bloody,
sanguinary, awful war. Oar oars can
not I,l dulled to I's roar; we 'tan n.t
light y put aside the fact. War is in
Cuba; war has been maintained In
C 'a for two years and a half ; and to
day Spain is no nearer the suhjugat.ion
of t ie revelutienists than she was at
the' mmient of the first engagem'nt.
Wnut then '? All the cuonditioni of
intern: tiolni I I tw aire met.. That being
the cts -, I tte as an absolut i ani un
asrabc hle propo;ition that this guv
ernment, hai the right to recogni
the hell.e' enry of the revo!utionitts,
and in availing it-4l I 'f that right it
does not el,ter any alfront under the I w
of nations t > the Lovernment of Spain.
I :ad what tihe- in t3rnati,onal law
writcIs have said upon this subject. I
have not the timt, nor- is It my pur
po.e tolay, to p rese1.t them in detail
to to'h Senate, but I know what the
rlm,tne.lb- are. I have read them and
all that ha. ht en written on the sub
T1he right of deciding when a cause
for reognit.ion of b"iIliger"ncy exists
i aIt right bel.mtging ;olely and alone to
Ithe nation timt takes t te action.
With that deIei.ln and that deolara
tion no otier. govern,nent on earth can
Iind 1.eult. I t isi a rig lt we exercise,
reogiiz d by the I tw of nations, often
acted uil >n by tt r- iat powers of the
world. Wit1hn -ipair recoa.gniz3d the
biI igerenuy of ite Stotithern Con
federey. we ine ither did nor could we
have taken .xeeption to that deterii
nation and that action onli her part. It
wat, her right to decide then, and it
is t nt' right to dheide now.
Why should we not act : Tlne great
Senator frotm \1 I acIhusetts, it tec(Us
to ite, hat- d warfed and narrowed the
con-idtrration of this proposition. ie
puts it upon t pure y c"ommtercial and
tal,eriatl and tIIonetary considerations.
Wby s houi w4e not aet ? Ni r. l'esi
dent. Cuh lie'. att our v,ry otlorS. with
in at h-w :our' Sail fromt our pourt;.
We have wi it her, or ha I w ith te,r a
izreat and anl aIlvanta.eous trade r1
I t,ion. U.tt aetiz int! have ar1 tirted
and ot'cupied a nd1 c trr"ied on great
1 lantitaa,t i im, in t he inland of t t a for
their o.vn advantao and f,' the trale
advantae of the 1peop: of 'tlis conui
Why shoul I we not act? ''here is
no nation, the"e' i no plac ! upon the
face of the eart,b with which we have
Sucl "iit dia t, bUeI direct, tie i1m1
1 urt,tnt cunmmlercital andit otha:r relattions
at with and ill th. i;landl If Uub.
Greece an'' Turke y mav engage in
wa'", and it matters itt,le to Iu. Iussia.
Germany, I taly, and E,ngl,nd may em
broil thomsel v .s ;A frica may h .eo.nu
the sl'at of great strife and warfare ;
but th'y are d i'tant conitrie. : our re
Itit,ons with them are not relatively of
the santat inim ediatet init,r"tancte as our
re"lt'.ions w i thte is a'd of C ha
Whja shouild we not. aet y!'.,vi put.
merCIcial ground liS, if you Fplenw.4. l)1ir
ng t.he. il'ndencey of tbat war (ouri t."ado
has been practically cutt off ;we have
marIket. lhar'ing thesolt two years anld
a half the Iintere.ts of 'Aimorean
citi z 11ns in that island have b..en sIVLe pt
awaly by sword anti lire. During theso
two years 1am1 a1 hl f the eit,izon oif ouri
Countr1 iy templ jorar'ilIy resident thereoin
have beeni subjted~t: to. the lfnConlveni
enel's antd the dangers, and oftentimes
to t.ho hiorror.t, oif that warfare. Ye a,
even to day in the sunshine of the
nineteenth century, in "a pacilied
islantd," A Iieican citiz:nsfl, 800 in a
group, areI. homiieless and hiouseless aind
bungry and star'ving and appealing to
11s julst for bread. las a sit,uation
ever befor'e arisen which has shown Itso
great necessity for action upion the
part of t.his goverhnent, as does the
Cuban pr'esca ci,L itatin y
Mir. President, why shiouldi we not
gr'ant belligerent rights L,) the rev'olu
t,ionisltts? We should do it, firist, b3
cauise" every thoughtful man is con
vinced that Spain nover' can subdue
that ishand, and that If peace comes to
it, it, w,1l come in some other wav. If
ihe plntations once more blooms and
*) o)Ss.fl, it will be from some other
causlo. If our citizens once more have
l)roteCtion ad shelter and food, it will
00 hetcausc of some other reason than
any probable or anticIpated triumph
of tile Spanish authorities- over the
reovo'utionists. Why should we 'not act
it is the abiding conviction of the
A m->rican people, fortihied by the
solemn facts of t,he case, that if peace
ever comes to Cuba it will come under
the Cuban flag, under the government
of its own pleopie, as a part of that,
gr'and result which will drive the last
csa miant, of despotic authority in
Am rica to the other side of the At.
I amll not asking or urging interven
tion at the present time .Theg grounds
ar'e ntot p)rop)erly laid. We can not in
terveno in Cuba now. We can not
carry out the ultimate declaration of the
iG'putblican party now. We must first
t y the founidation, and that founda
tioni can only be laid by a declaration
*n tmu part of the pr'oper power in the
Unit.t d Statecs according beiligoront
r'ig hts to the Cuban revolutionists,
In Lihe Pre'i.dent of the UJnited States
undI'er .e c (onstitutin is vested the
ex .cutivo power, and when you run
this (1.c,t0ton down, it will be found
thatt tiw conut,enitioni of the opposition
re-t,s linaily anid ailone upon the broad
proostin that the recognition of boi
ilgeront rig hits or the independence oi
a neign horing people is a mere execu
Live act. I oeny It. I deny It, fotr the
people ofI this country. who have a
rig ht to participatte in any such action,
l'Cx--enu've g,ow r ''hat, is cxecutive
pJower 9 h .re shall we turn to dis
cover that imbe finite, that shifting,
.hiat tr'anmor(ly Io of domarcatior
ttmonfg poi wi' era)urely executive and
lI)w.-r's quasi.. (eecutive', and poweri
partially legislative and powers par
t ial y executive ? Wm re shall we
I urn? Wil it bx to the recorded de.
I eikions oif theL courts of our country.
s I have r,-ad I'ver3y uase ihat has beet
cieted on the great q-iest'on of execui
s 'lye power as api lieu to a situation 0
his kime. I grant, you--'and ( call the
.s 'enator's attention to the propositior
di --that while the courla oh our uOunt,r
u. .sv repeatedly deelaredi that the
o Preisidenlt of the U ilted States ma3
n etwfully give reccoguitionC to a oOple
c- imdir condit,ions s untltir to that of the
i- duabane, while t,he courtso o urocountr
I. 1(dmit that when such r'ecegnition i
e cecoried by the action of the Preuiden
ie ganatma to fintd ma ne eua.
me one line in the deolsions of thi
courts of the United States, whicl
directly or indirectly, by exact state
ment or by intendment, denies tha
that same power may be otherwise ex
#-roised or that the Congress of the
U nited States may not also act.
Wbere ehall we turn for the defini
tion of executive power ? Shall wi
go to the established doctrines of mon
archies under otuer systems ? We cat
not safely look thoto. If - we do, the
Congress of the United States, unde
our constitution, as toall thosesubject
over which it is given jurisdiction, ha
the same absolute power of action a
has the Parliament of Great Britain
and tha po vr of Great Britain throug[
its Parliament has never been limited
but is sall+m 3. Where shall we go
L )t us go to the spirit of republiear
institutions which animated our Iathert"
when they drew that sublime instru
went, and going there, I insist thal
they did not believe in a goverc.men
of any one man, and they did not in
tend to vest. and did not #est, in anj
one man the solo power of acti.,) ir
great and important matters atecting
the wolfuro of the whole people.
* * * * *
Mr. President, war is an abhorrent
thing. I hope tbat its bloody shadow
may never fail athwart our sky
again. War is a terrible thing, and yet
no ad vance toward liberty has everbeor
made except by the bloody pathway of
war. War in defense of human liberty
and human right is God's thunder
storm ; it clears the air for humanity's
Lot us have no talk of war. It is
nonsenical. It is interjected in this
debate for the mere purpose of delay
ing, of procraAtinating, of defeating
action in this important matter.
Mr. President, I have only sought, in
a general wa%, to show to the people
of the United States that our proposed
action is right and just. I am a con
servative-consorvative in thought, in
judgment, and in action. I hold by
inheritance the stubborn conaerva
tisn of the New England hills. By my
professional life I have been taught
that every question should be carefully
considered, scrutin-a:d, and examined,
and that hasty action is always dan
I have not been hasty in reaching the
conclusion to vote for the pending joint
resolution. I have not resolved upon
my course without the most careful
and patient examination of the consti
tut.on of mny country. I have net de
termined what I would do without
listening to all this great debate, with
out fortifying myself with a thorough
knowladge of international law and all
the facts that exist in rt'gard to the
island of Cuba. When I vote thera
will be beuind my vote my delib.rato
j,d;gment, my un,cience and my man.
hood a- an Am ericfan eittzr .:n.
|4 Mr. I President, I am1 free t) conkfs
t, th,, reat Senat.,r from Ma,sachu
s : t,,'at in the consideration of this
question my sympathy, my love of
conntry, my love of liberty mave gone
h*nd In band wit,h mny investigation of
the important fat is end my study of the
the prciclplos of Itw that govern the
case. I would not divest myself in this
important action from all considera
tions of sontilmnt.
Almost, thirty years ago la story went
the rounds of the American press, and
this was i'.: The story said that, one
day a lit,i s ship wai captured by the
Spalnish auithorities in an attempt to
land ans upon the Cuh.in shore. Tho
coourt- :nar tial, and sentenced to be shot
at the sunrise. of the morrow. Among
those imen wvas one humnbke, simple
IAmerican sailor. HIe had enlistedi for
thevoyge it,outknowIng the des
t,ination of the vassel or the character
of the earg o c'arried :3 et hre was seizedl
adrid, if you may so cl t n
sent,enced to bie shot at the sunrise of
In some way late at night word
reached t,hec Amoeian consual at the
nearest, seaport ,)- c. ifII had no oJp
per tunity to w ait u pon t ae author ities
of Spain ;he had nio chance to appeal
for ollieial act,ion: but, as a rep)resenta
tive of the United StateB, at daylight
of the morning he min- dt'a I,. - orse
and hastened awoy ,. . , . a , the
execution. When ?. 4c, i arcn found
these sailors, aud among tir anm the
American sailor, drawn up in line, and
op)poslteJ therm, with guns in theib
hands ready to shoot thorn down, weru
the soldiers of Spain.
Our con.-ul went to the oflicer ir
charge and said, " ir, that msn is s
citiz. ni of the United States. lHe hat
committed no intentional crilme
against the King of Spain. In th<
name of may counltry I demand that h<
be given an opportunity in the clvi
courts of Cuba to establishn and main
taln his innocence." Theii oflicer said
"Sir, I have the warrant of t,he King
of Spain to shoot that maa attihe rising
of the sun, and lie will sure.ly die."
The sun came over the sea, kissing
the distant billows with a tinge o
glory. Thrat same ray of sunshine, ii
may be, shone through the window o
a little cottage in the northern land
upon the sleeping face of a devote<
w ife and the curly head of the innocen
babe that lay at rest upon her hnol3
Trho sun came over the sea and fel
upon the brow of this American citi
z -n eondem nod to die. The order wa
given, Ready:' Aim !" The Americal
consul, seeing that no other effor
would aval', drew from his bosom
silken hlag of our own free land, and
springing for ward, wrapped its gloriou
folds around this man condemned te
die, and turning to the soldiery o
Spain cried out,, "Shoot if you dare
hut, i you shoot that man, you shoo
the flag of the greatest nation of th.
eart,h !' And the flag saved him.
Mr. President, that story may havy
be-- n but the merest fancy of a roman
cer's brain, but I have loved to believ
it, true. I have loved to believe tha
the timg of any country would protec
it4s citizens on land and sea the wid
world round. I have loved to believ
that, the power and prest,ige of mny coun
try would be recognized by all of th
potentates of all the earth. I hay
loved to believe, I do believe, that f,h
Uanited States of America readily y
cepts thait supreme position of p owe
and leadership 'assigned her by Pro vi
da'nce as the one great nation of th
Western Hemisphere, the one groa
republ of the earth. I have lover
to b)elieve that the friendly offices. th
d ivine sympathy of our people woul
go readily and speedily fort,h to giv
succor and aid and comfort and asi
lance to every pople struggling t
achIeve frtcedom for themselves. Thos
o the selilh and sordid and graspini
spirit of mercenary times may seem bu
direams, hant on their realization hang
the welfare of inankind.
Mr. Pres'idenit, I love the constitu
tion. I observe t,he laffs of my outi
Sry. Ot, under the constitution ani
ythe laws of.my country I insist tha
t'ls-gover nment can now at this tim
*, -.yie the CJabnan revolutienists a p rope
tanding bafore the world, Under th
s ,mstitution and by the law we.oa
6 -ly e themi the right to float aflag o
Ai-.d an4 sea ; we can- give thema a righ3
a nizmci unaen of ni lize a uJ1
can give them a right to stand side by
side with Spain in the money markets
- of the world, and we can see to it that
tI from this day on in the Island of Cuba
no American citizen shall be deprived
of his property, his liberty, or his life
without duo process of the law.
- Mr. I'resident, these things the
United States'of America can constitu
tionally, lawfully, and propoily do.
L9t us do them now. Yea, Mr. Presi
dent, and is an earnest of our sincerity
and good faitb, let us dispatch the
t most powerful battleship of the United
States to Caban waters. Lt us station
her there in the harbor of Habana-in
the harbor of Habana, where her
frowning guns may disturb the spirit of
tyranny by night,and where by day the
shining stars of her floating .flag may
gladden the eyes and inspire the hearts
, of those whostruggl'i to be free. [Ap
plause in the galleries.]
FOR ER10' SAKE.
It was nearly three o'clock in the
morning when Norah's carriage drove
up to tue door of the house in South
Audley street. The footman rang the
bell and, alighting, she entered the
hall, running quickly up-stairs to the
Her tall figure was still slight and
girlish ; her blue eyes wore a look of
elation ; for her beauty had never
aroused greater admiration, her suc
cess had never been more triumphant
than that evening.
"Has baby been all right?" she
asked her maid. "Oh, and can you
talt me whether Mr. Fordyce has come
" Mr. Fordyce came hottle at ten,"
was the answer. " He has been in the
Not waiting for the end of the sen
tence Norah went down stairs again.
" Too bad, Digby. Shabby not to
She had begun to speak as she open
ed the door, but as soon as she saw his
face stopped abruptly.
The room was cloudy with tobacco
smoke. Tnough the June evening
was hot the tire had boon lighted and
the grate was full of papers burned to
cinders; but w hat astonished her the
most was Digby's own appearance. As
he stood upright their eyes met for a
moment; then his were cast down
shamufacedly. Ie had shaved olY his
heavy black mustache, transforming
h+s swart.hy, handsome face; he wore
aoshoottog :uit instead of his evening
What is the matter, )igby ?" she
domuniled -" if you really are your
"" I l I i cau't te1l you, Norah."
I).awing nearer she rested her hand
caressingiy on t is shoulder.
" Anything serious, darling ?"
I've got to make a bolt of it.
There's not a minute to lose. To
morrow will be too late. I only wanted
to see you. I couldn't go without, hap
pen what might."
" Bat I don't--- don't understand,"
she faltered, gazing into his face in
l'v p1 ,yeo my game and lost; that's
all. For the last four years I've been
ia--Heaven hell) me ! It will be alt
over the to.vn to miorrow. I lost my
last chance to-day. My name will be
Sit,ting (down, shie could still sta"e
up he lp'lessl int.o his pale, haggard
faeTedimonds in her' fair, brown
Ihair caught, the gaelight, and sparkled.
"i3araford will know everything di
reetly he gets to the culic to-morro,w,"
Digby continued, " I must he out of
the way befor'e then. Nor'ah, I sh:>uld
like to see the youngster."
A utoaticauly she rose and left the
room, shivering as she d rew her' rich,
pliaIa cloak round her shoulders. O.n
her return, she made a c'arming pic
tur , standing with the four-mnonths
old child in hor arms just as she had
taken him from his cot.
" Lor little begga.' O' mutt art-d
Digby, bending over him.
L.sying him gent.ly on one of the
large armchairs, Nor'ah faced her hus
" --1 can't reall i.'It yet,'' she said.
":have looked forward to nothIng
else the last four year's."
"i3efore-before you malirrie.d me ?'
she demanded. "Y"u knew this when
you (irst, meot me ! Y >u kn'iw It, and
"I lovedl you, N orahi."
"iL-ve !' she, eriod, contempiltuously.
"And you loved me."
I" I lovedl the mian I thought you
wer''. A man who never existed."
"' lor Heaven's sake be merciful!' he
said. buttoning his coat.
"You have made me a party to your
crimns," she cried, and raising her
hands, tremnbl'ng with anger, she tore
from her hair the diamond tiara.
"At least a word of forgiveness," ht
saidi, taking up the jiwel quietly, and
thrusting it, in his j.4cket pocket,
"1 J st a word before we parL--lL, wilu
be forever, Norah."
"I can't forgive you," she answered.
" It is no use. I could forgive much;
if it, had been since our marri'agc, it
-amght have been different. lBut, you
deceived me too utterly."
It had fallen upon her like a bolt ou'
of tbe bluie sky, o ithiout a warning sign,
at t,be moment of her' supreme suces
Hencefort,h site would( be known onl3
3 as the wife of a defaulting solicitor.
> 11er love seemed to ho crushed, toget,h
f or with her hopes. i, og~ aft-ar he hau
gone, while the t lay sh'eping om.
Sthe c hai r, Norat, . . , '. - -
room. l.a' duz -,. 3y t,no r'een t dj.b
elosuro, till thle .1 ty oroa'ie, and a new
era in her life be. an.
A h, Norah, anyLthing up Y W nier's.
p Major Armanistead glanced ron d l'w
y dining room. Heo was tall andi spare,
.the more noticeably because lhe alwan'
a but,toned himself tightly in a iloi
i frock coat. Ils darkly tanned fact
appeiared above a very hig b collar:;h
. wore an enormous ir'on-gray mious-'
r t uche. I/>ng a widower'. since Norah's
- imariage two year's ago, he had lodgec
a near Hyde Park, gotsessing onay a
t, small income besides his pension.
I Sh took his hand and kissed him,
then looked out, of the window.
I " A delicious morning aft.er the
a rain." she falter d.
- "'C>uie, come ; yot didn't drag at'
y out, before breakfast, to toll me it, was a
y line morning, Norah. Lit,tle chap alt
e right. ?"
''" Oh, l ric is spl)d ,' sheo said.
" Then w hat on eart,h is it ? You're
not looking well this mnornin&-too
much d isb.tpation. Is',D;gby dow n
. yet, ?"
II "lHe's gone - gone away. lie is
3 " Ruilned ! Dig by ! Bless my---''
r ? " WVorse," she continued. ' He has
a committed a crime. You can) hardly
a reallz , it,'? Neither could I ; but it, i
a trCte. Ho has committed a erim". All
6 this," she. waved her han. a as she
I am wearing some of the proceeds, I
can't stay, father ; take we sway from
-It all--me and poor little Eric."
The evening papers were full of the
news, and sold largely in const quence.
The hue and cry being raised, and a
reward offered, a few days later t,ic
fugitive was arresttd. Tried and
convicted in due course, Dig by Fordyce
was sentenced to seven years' penal
Major Armistead rented it small
house, almost a cottage, on the out
skirts of the town of Tunbridge Wells,
and there Norah lived with her boy.
Only twenty-three, she had bidden
good-bye to the world ; lnst..ad of
thousands a year, her income consittd
of but a few hundreds, and thes3 not
Yet she was not entirely unhappy.
Compelled by her altered circum
stancet, to devote herself to the child,
he soon afforded a new interett in her
life. She watched his developing in
t3lligence, and listened for his carilest
lisping utterances. Tuo day he lirst
st',od alone was a red-letter day. Her
father became E rie's guide, philosopher
and friend ; an I 1 tter was fought a
battle t oyal to decide who should teach
him to read. Major Armistead took
his defeat so much to heart that Norah
magnanimously gave way, and woulu
sit always work ing, sometimes laugh
ing, at others half crying, to observe
the impatient man's patience.
So for a time Norah's life went
smoothly on. At fiest the change was
appailing ; she missed the excitement,
the admiration, to which she had be
come accustomed since her marriage.
She had not a friend left, and when
peopl called upon her, in ignorance of
her history, she was always "not at
When Eric was more than commonly
winsome, Major Armistead always said
the iame :
" Pity his father was a scoundrel."
And Norah never demurred. It was
the simple truth.
Eric was now six years old, tall, thin,
delicate, with his father's handsome
features and black hair.
" I hope to goodness Digby won't be
gin to pester us," cried Ma jor Armi
-tead one evening. H1,3 was an old
man tow and inciined to peevishness.
Norah looked up quickly.
It isn't eeven years."
"They don't serve their full time if
they behave themselves. In prison
Digby would behave himself."
"11 i wilt not trouble us, father."
"I don't know. Scamp enough for
anything. He may think you wi.1 take
" I shail never do that," she replied.
"After what passed between us he
knows I shall not."
" I hope not, Norah. I hope not, for
Eric's sake. Is that Eric coughing ?"
tie asked presen' ly.
After listening attentively for a few
nometts N>raah laid aside her work
and rau upstairs, where he still slept
beside her own bed. The child was
feveriih. Next day a dodtor was called
in, and now began a period of intense
anxiety, till one night the end seemed
Major Armist3a did not undress: at
regular intervals lie looked into the
room, and Norah shook her head do
,pondently. When the morning sun
oroke through th elouds at tet
>'clock, ail the blinds in the littl. house
were dIrawn_down, and the light had
gone out ot iNorani a tife.
A few days later she stood with her
father-white-haired and bowed nowv
-beside the open greve. The tray
clouds hung low, and the October wind
blew chilly across t'he comut try.
Hencefor th she spent many hours
there, always alone, since ihe dis
L,ance was too great for Major Armni
ste-ad to walk. She alway pli,ucm
idric s grave as a kind of bed, and him
sel f acl Jep, as she oft.en used to watch
'-[ should like to put up a handsome
tomb," said the 01(d man. "It isn't
much, bat It's all I can do for the little
chap. I feel I must do comething."
if we could make some ot,her
c:hildren happy," Norah suggested.
"That is what I should like ; to endow
at Cot in a children's hospital."
M ,jor Armistead en tired into the
scIm nc wit,b immense enthusiasmi.
"Of course," heO said presently,
"you must r-emembe~r that you won't
nave,much to live on v-hen I am gone,
"That does not matter," she an
swered. "Not,hing of that kind mat
ters now. Nothing matters in an
*mt,nl'y world. 'T.here is nothing lift t,o
"lwill writ.e to Ormnond street and
niq'ire ho.v much it would cost," saidl
MI ,p r A rmistead. " We will cal. it,
dr ic's cot."
Trwo days la'..r, going to the ceme
tur-y in the afternoon. N.>r-ah came t > a
-udden standstill a few yards from t,be
grave; then hiding herself behind
some Lieadstones, watched the shabby
looking man who stood bare-headed at
its foot,. in spite of his black beard
and mnoustnehe-, in spite of his whit..
hmagg ai d. d issipa'.ed face, she recogn i-z
-d him on the instant.
A't, r standing there a few minutes
ne covered his face w ith h ia hands. ant
1're-ently-, stepi.ing, br-oko i one of
tbe faded Il avers lirom the solitar-y
:r'ess Norah had placed there.
Hlaying stayed until he went away
-he also lhft, the enmst.ery, but, on
reacehing home sLid not,h Ing to her
father. All L,be rest, of tihe after inoon
she busied her self in varlous wamys, her
iathler g laing at lher from time t,
.1 t.iwi e-nding what transformedt and
D.-pie hr roble, hewas a
beautiful woman. tier diguro had
dieveiopedl, and albeit, said and gr-ave-.
her fate hamd retained alt its f.or-mer
ebhar-nr. To-night, it scemued to Major
A rmisteau like th face of an angel.
At, eight o'clock tihe postman brought.
a kLter, but, wheni he woulId have
broken the se-al, she came to his chair,
resting a hand on hIs arme.
" From thei hospita!, Nor-ah."
"l'ather-," she saidl, "' f--- i hve
thbmnr b, t. of anot,be( r wa3 .''
"Well, lot us se-"
"I saw Dligby this morning," she
"Ah, I know the scoundrel wou'dn't.
leave us alone !' cied Major Ar-mi
lie did not see mec. HIe was stand
ing by tho grave. Before he wvent
.uway he stooped anrd--and broko olf a
pie-ce of step,hanit,is. He is in ver-y
TiHe dleserves to be !"
"Yes4, het deauerves to bte. But I- i
mi afral- h le isi by way nf inin dg
I,wer. Un looks utterly broken- di
4radued. lie can ha&vei no hmope in life
no)thing to' help him upward-''
"l'5haw !'" criedi M.aj w Armimstead.
-A man liKe DOgby 1.4 9v>ud to sink.
Nothing can save him."
" That I.s a t' rrible saying," she re
turne.. I think tiber I i one thing
t iat might. onily one --a woman's love."
"No)rah ! ' her father- exclaimed,
" you're not going to play the fool !1
ge (You know you dont
" I-I don't know."
" You never wo t to see him. You
never wrote. You haven't had a kind
word for him all these years. To tell
you the truth. I've wondered some
times. Of course, he deserves all he
got, only some women are sich fools."
" Was I tno wise ?" she asked.
"Since Erie's death I feel ditferently
about many things. [ am not certain
about myself. I see what he has fallen
to, but he is still a young man--rcevor
--oh, might there not be some chance
for him if--. But I doubt my own
strength. I am not sure I can do it
As I watched him at the grave the
thought flashed upun me. We talk of
a memorial for Eric ! Could anything
be better than to save Eric's father,
body and soul ?"
" Too late, Norab, my dear? too
lat i !"
" Ah, but is it--is it ever? If there
were not a germ of good in him, would
he have come to the grave' You
don't know that the cot at the hospi
tal will actually save a child's life, yet
you would endow it. So with D-g by.
lHe has fallen low, very low ; he may
be incurable, but is that any reason
why I should not make the effort ?"
blaejr Armistead leaned forward
and kissed her forehead. Foer , , ow t.
part, he sincerely hoped she wou:d
never see her husband again: and yet
he no more liked to interfere than he
would have done with her performance
of some religious rite in which he
could not participate.
For several days Norah walked to
the cemetery at the same hour, but it
was not till a few days before Christ
mas that she saw Digby again. As he
stood l"st in thought at the foot of the
grave she drew near.
He started like a man whose nervous
strength is sapped.
lnutinctively his right hand went up
to his cloth cap, as he stepped a few
feet away. They stood one on each
side of the grave, which was now
hidden by young evergreens and
"You have been here before," she
said, hardly knowing what to say.
" I did not intend to come again. I
saw the announcement of the boy's
death. Tell me of him, Norah."
Across the grave she gave him in
formation concerning Erie's short life
and last days, and then she asked :
" Wny-why did you some to-day,
" I came in the hope of seeing you.
I had no right to put myself in your
way-but I am leaving England. I
have fallen very low."
He threw out his hands. " You see
what I am. The first time I came
simply to look on the spot where the
boy lay. I saw you had put my name.
Eric,' " he read from the headstone.
'dearly beloved son of Digby and
" I hesitated," she admitted. "1
hesitated, till I was looking for a text.
Then I thought it ought to be there.
Where--where are you going ?"
" Heaven knows. I neither know
nor care. What does it matter? Look
at me. Do you think I can sink
" You can rise higher, Digby. Is it
ever too late ?"
" Of," he cried, " I daro say you
are right. Sometimus I feel I have it
in me. It is memory that throws mue
back. Norah, you don't know what
the utter desolation of it is. Ah, I
know : you have lost your child, and he
had a scamp for a father: but you
don't know the curse of being your
own accuser. On all the earth there
is not a human being who car-es
whether I go under, or how soon---"
" Ye, she said ; " there is one who
H,stared at her for aL few moments,
euCii iauu eamger-iy forward across the
" What-what do you mean ?" ho
Norah held out her right hand.
" Dig by," she said, " I will bury the
p)ast,. and, if you will let me, I will (10
my best to help you in the future."
"Dj you mnean, you wvill come--come
away wji mne
"' Ior E:-ic's sake," she said quietly.
The caretaker of the cemetery
stop)ped to look at the poorly-clad man
lbeside the grave, and Noran standing
with her h,ird 'n his shoulder.
At tirst Digby shrank from facing
Major A rmistead ; but she nerved him
'.o tnis as to much besides. It was a
little hard on Major Armuistead, who
had now to look forward te being left
alone in his old age. But he was the
only one who regretted Norah's de
cision, which had not been arrived at
without misgiving. Norah never re
grott,ed. She had found one mnore ur
pose in life, while Erie's faith, r be-gan
a new career that day. And a c.Areer
which went far to make atonemneit for
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