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BY HUGH CONWAT,
Author of'Called Back" and "Dark Days."
THE FRACTIONAL COTTSDT.
>fj?? Clanson showed very little interest in
che approaching -isit. To this curious and?
at times, almost apathetic young woman it
seemed as if all young men wera>-alike, al
though we have seen that she was capable of
- showing strong feeling and emotion, as when
she rejected Mr.. Morale's love.
The only sentiments Miss Clanson felt about
Frank Carruthers were these: She was rather
glad ho was not a clergyman, and rather sorry
ha was a sort of cousin. She was not very
partial ta clergymen, and she thought that
male cousins were apt to presume on their
relationship. Perhaps they do.
- She had not even the interest which falls
to the lot of hostess in preparing for the ar
rival of a guest. Herbert himself had seen
that the large feather bed in the chintz room
had been carried down and aired at the
kitchen re. He had with his own hands
given out the needful blankets, counterpanes,
sheets and pillow cases; had even looked to
the match box and. pin cushion.
So, with something akin to indifference,
Beatrice saw the lodge gate open and Horace
bring the horses and large wagonette up to
the door. She noticed that the young man
who sat beside hiaa looked rather pale and
washed out. She saw several portmanteaus
handed out, and so came to the conclusion he
intended making a long stay. Then she re
sumed the book she was reading. It was far
more interesting than any young man.
Kor was sho disturbed for some tune. It
was close upon the dinner?indeed, Beatrice
was already dressed; so the Talberts took
their guest to his room, and left him to make
his evening toilet. Just before the gong
sounded the three men entered the drawing
room, and Frank was duly presented to Hiss
When a young man and woman know it is
their fate to spend several Weeks together in
a country house, and when there is a family
connection between them, it is no use com
mencing by being distant to one another.
At least, so thought Frank Carruthers, for
he shook hands with Miss Clanson, and began
talking to her as if he had known her all his
life. Beatrice felt sure he meant to presume
on his relationship. .. . -
"Stai she was very civil and kind to him
and welcomed him to Oakbury. By and by,
in "the course of his easy conversation, he
kjMMfr-what. stiuck-harts^being an onginaT"
remark. What it was is not recorded, but,
as original remarks grow, scarcer every day*
any young man who makes one a minute
after his first introduction to a young lady is
1 something out of the common run. So
Beatrice for the first time really looked to
see what he was ?ke. You may depend he
I had made up his mind about her looks at
He was pale and appeared thin and over
worked. " By the side of Horace and Herbert
he seemed a short, slight man, although he
was quite middle height, and if thin had
plenty of muscle. He was very handsome in
bis own style and had a -clever, intellectual
look in Ins face. His eyes were dark and
keen, not restless eyes, yet seemed to glance
at everything quickly and enable him in a
second to make up his mind about the object
at which he looked. There was an expression
hovering about his month which a physiog
nomist would have told yon hinted at sar
casm, and his chin proclaimed that he had a
will of his own.
By the timo Beatrice had finished her sur
vey, and before she had come to any decision,
except that be Was by no means ill-looking,
the gong sounded. Horace offered his arm to
his niece, and led her to the dining-room, fol
lowed by Herbert and Frank.
They dined at a round table, pulled almost
trp to the window. It was pleasant at this
time of year to be able to look ont on the gar
den.. If everybody knew the comfort of a
round table when the party is small, the
whole stock in the country would beat once
After all, in spite of his pale face, there
. seemed little the matter with Mr. Carruthers.
His appetite was a fair one; but if a man could
not make a good dinner at Hazlewood House
his interior organi Tation mu? t be in astate
past redemption. So he ate like a hale man
and talked like one whose brain was in full
"It's very good o? yon to take chaTfe of an
invalid like me," he said across the table to
"Yon must thank my uncles. I am only a
visitor like yourself, Mr. Carruthers."
?And both very welcome," said Horace,
"Exactly so," said Herbert
"By ti? by," said Frank, turning to Hor
ace, "tell me what I shall call you and your
brother. Mr. Talbert seems too stiff?Horace
and Herbert too familiar. I could, like Miss
Clanson, call you uncle, if you liked; but you
are not old enough."
They dined at a round tabfe.
"I think, as wo are cousins, we had better
use the Christian name simply."
This was a great concession on their part.
Only persons like Lady Bowker, who had
known them from boys, called the Talberts
by their Christian names.
"Thank you,*' said Frank. "Now enlighten
jne as to my relationship to Miss Clauson."
Herbert explained the matter.
"Half first cousin once removed. An un
known quantity. If I were a mathematician
I would try to express it in figures. It doesn't
?eem much, but it's better than nothing."
Beatrice felt suro this young man meant to
include her in the arrangement just made with
her uncles. She was wrong; it was many
days before he called her anything except
Miss Clauson. Love always should begin in
a most respectful manner.
Then the Talberts, who had the knack of
always interesting themselves in their guests'
affairs, and who were, moreover, capital
listeners, asked him questions about his lifo at
"Life!" he said; "it can scarcely be called
life. Ail tenu timo from nine in tbo morning
to nine at night I try to fill up a vacuum?
created by nature, but which nature does not
seem to abhor?in young fellows' brains. You
look upon a tutor's ' ailing as rather an intel
lectual one, don t you?"
"Naturally wo do."
"Then be undeceived. A man who keeps a
shop requires far greater gif ts. He has a
variety of things to sell, and a variety of
customers to send away equipped with what
they want. My customers are all the same?
my wares don't vary. I assure you, Miss
Clausou, the dull, level stupidity of the typi
cal undergraduate is appalling."
"Then it needs a clever man to improve
"Perhaps so?but dover in what? Not in
learning. Clever in knowing what they are
likely to be asked in apaminatfon. Clever in
cutting off all superfluous work. As for the
learning, the tutor need only be a page ahead
of his pupil, and that does not constitute a ?
supreme effort. Did you ever see a firework
He asked Beatrice this. It seemed a sudden
departure from the subject. Of course she
had never seen a firework manufactory.
"Well, they ram this and that into the
empty cases. So do 1 Saltpetre?Latin.
Sulphur?Greek. Charcoal?history. Balls
of colored fire?various information. I
and ram. The case is full and in place. The
examiner applies the match and looks for the
"They burst in the wrong place," said
Beatrice slyly. She was amused.
"Yes?many of them?burst and scatter
the unburned charge to the winds in a ludic
rous manner. Some, of course, fly straight
and only come down like sticks after fulfill
ing their appointed tasks."
"But soma succeed like yourself," said
. "My dear Horace!" Frank fell into the
Christian name arrangement with the great
est ease. "The more I see of undergraduates
the humbler I grow. I was successful but if
my competitors were like those I coach it's
nothing to be proud of."
"Yet your learning brings these pupils to
"Not a bit of it I have a knack of bring
ing dull fellows on, that's alL"
"And perhaps the reason why you get all
the dull fellows," said Beatrice.
"There's something in that," said Car
"You read Latin," said Frank, suddenly
turning to Beatrice.
"Yes, How could you tell?" -
He laughed and gave her one of his quick
. "There is a little line between your brows?
a very little one. Young ladies always knit
their brows when they study hard. Latin for
a lady is hard study."
"Other things besides study bring lines,"
said Beatrice, rather coldly.
"Yes?trouble. But you can have had
none. Pride may bring them. You are
proud, but not severely proud. So I am
Certainly this young man was presuming.
Beatrice, half displeased, said nothing.
"Wont you have some more champagne,
Frank?" said Horace, noticing the young man
declined vTiittaker's mute offer of refilling
"No, thank you. I drink very little, al
though your wine is enough to shake the
sternness of an anchorite. "'
"That is Byron, is it not?" asked Herbert.
"Byron misquoted," said Beatrice quietly.
Frank gave her a quick glance.
"Are you sure?" he said,
"Certain. Hooked it up last week. It is
%aintship' not 'sternness.' " ^?
"I looked it up some monthsago^fljfc; I
"Homer sometimes nods," said Horace.
Beatrice was looking rather inquisitively
at Frank. "What did you want the quota
tion for?" she asked.
"For?something or another?I forget now.
As soon as I am allowed to work my brain P1I
try and remember."
"Dont trouble?I know. I saw the mis
quotation last week."
Frank shrugged his shoulders.
"Of course, you wrote the paper," contin
"You are provokmgly acute, "Mm CTvu
"What did Frank writer asked Horac*
Beatrice smiled. She felt she was now go
~>g to take her revenge for Mr. Carrathers'
i*emark about the Latin.
"That paper in The Latterchyy Review on
landowners' responsibilities," she de?
,cNonsense, Beatrice! Frank couldn't have
Trafitteti that Did you?" continued Horace,
more doubtfully, seeing his guest manifested
no horror at the accusation.
*'Young ladies should not read The Latter
day," said Frank.
"Anonymous writers should not misquote,"
"But did you write it, Frank?" asked Her
The two brothers looked the picture of anx
iety. Frank laughed.
"Miss Clauson is horribly acute," he said.
Therefore they all understood that Mr.
Oarruthers was the author of the. article in
question, an article which, from the bold and
original views it ventilated, had attracted a
great deal of attention. Horace and Herbert
"Frank," said the former in a solemn
voice, "you must be a radical."
"You must," said Herbert sorrowfully.
Even the respectable Whittaker, who had
listened to the conversation, pulled a long.
face, and seemed to say to himself "he must
be a radi?-aL" That his masters* cousin
should so disgrace the family was very dis
"Ob dear, no," said the culprit "I'm not
?are you, Horace?"
The utter absurdity of the question made
them all laugh. Horace and Herbert thanked
Heaven they were not radicals.
"But there are respectable radicals, are
there not?' asked Frank innocently.
"A few," said Horace. Sad as the truth
was he was obliged to confess that there were
one or two radicals of his acquaintance whose
social position raised them above considera
tion of their political creed. It was a fault in
what was otherwise a fairly well-organized
world. It was a satisfaction to have Frank's
word that ho was not a radical. They told
bjm so gravely.
"I fancy Mr. Carruthersis a communist,"
said Beatrice mischievously.
"Then my expressed opinion of your shrewd
*'But what are your views, Frank?" asked
"I have none in particular. I am willing
to be guided by the best authorities?your
selves, for instance. Tell me why you bate
"They aro so?so?un-English."
"Ah. Then I detest them. Now you know
what I am. I am English. Are you English,
They told him solemnly they hoped and be
lieved they were English to tho backbone;
but they told themselves they were English
men with insular excrescences rubbed off by
"Yes," said Frank, "it's a great thing to be
English. Few people realize what it means.
I do most thoroughly."
"That's right," said Horace. In spite of the
landowner article, ho was growing quito easy
about his guest.
"I would pass a law," said Frank gravely,
"making it penal for any Englishman to i^arn
a word of a foreign tongue. Every time an
English child conjugates a French or German
verb he retards tho millennium."
"The millennium T.s?iid Beatrice, astonished.
"Yes?my idea of the millennium?which
is when tho whole civilized world speaks
English. If we could only converso in our
own tongue, every nation would l>o forced to
learn it, and so hasten tho happy day.
Wherever tho English language gets a good
footing, it conquers."
"Of course you speak only your own lan
guage?"' said Beatrice. She was by now get
ting quite interested.
"In my ignorance of what was right I
learned one or two ethers. I am trying to
forget them, but I can't do so."
"Well, in what other way would you show
your patriotism?" asked Horace, who was
"I would cling to every bit of foreign land
we acquired, whether gained by force, fraut?,
purchase, or discovery. I wouldn't think
whether it paid to keep it or not It must
benefit tho original owners to become Angli
cised ; nnd whatever place it is, it is sure to
com? in useful some day."
"No wonder you hate radicals," said Her
"Well, what else asked Beatrice. He
had been for the most part addressing his
remarks to her, so she had a right to ask.
"Lots more. But, as wo aro all so English,
let mo ask yon a question. Doesn't it some
times jar upon your mind to think that we
aro obhged to anoint full-blooded Germans as
our kings and queens? How much English
blood has tho prince in his veins?"
That was a very startling question. The
Talberts immediately began to run down
the royal family tree. Frank took a piece of
"I'll ehow you by an illustration," he said.
"You'll be frightened. Hero's James tho
First," he pointed to tho bread, "i?ere is Ids
daughter Sophia," ho cut tho bread iu half.
"Here's George tho First,'' he cut the bread
again. "Here's Georgo the Second," cutting
again. "Here's George the Third," cutting
again. "Here's Edward, Duke of Kent, " cut
ting again. "Here's the Queen, God blessherl"
cutting again. ? "Here's Albert Edward,
heaven preserve him !" He cut the bread for
the last time, and sticking the tiny morsel
that remained on a fork, gravely handed it
"It's a mortifying state of things, isn't it,"
he said, "for those who are so thoroughly
English as ourselves? Don't you sympathize
with the Jacobites, Miss Clauson '
"I think you are talking rank treason,"
said Beatrice. Sho scarcely knew whether
he was in jest or earnest. Perhaps he didn't
The dinner proper was just over. "Whit
taker came in with the crumb brush and
swept away James I. and his descendants
througb the. female side. As soon as the
wine was placed on tho table the door was
opened and little Harry trotted into the
room. He was allowed to make his ap
pearance for a few minutes at this time
whenever there was no company. The Tal
berts, remembering their theory, put up
their eye glasses to note the paternal instinct
their guest might display.
"Halloo!" he cried, "another pleasant sur
prise." No doubt he meant to imply that
Mfcs Clausou's presence at Hazle wood House
was the first
"Now, who is this?" he asked as the boy
ran to Beatrice's side. ' 'Will he come to me?
I am really fond of children."
Tempted by the irresistible bribe of grapes
the boy trotted round the table. Frank
picked him up, kissed him, tickled him,
stroked his golden hair, and admired him
greatly, but showed none of those emotions
which the Talberts imagined they would de
tect In fact, the way in which he met the
boy removed their base suspicions entirely.
They were glad of this, although it plunged
them back into darkness. They felt very
friendl?y disposed towards their cousin and
were glad to be able to think him as honor
able a man as themselves. Probably they
never really doubted this.
So in reply to his question as to whose
child this merry, laughing boy was, they told
him the history of his appearance, and how
Beatrice had begged that he might be kept at
"I dont wonder at it," said Frank. '
wish someone would send me another jus'
Beatrice gave him a look vf gratitude,
Every word that confirmed heV in possession
of the child was welcome to her. She had
not yet looked at Mr. 'Carruthers in any way
which .carried, emotion, witbit? Ht- . ;.
K*w"?s a revelation. Till then he had no Ide?, of
what dark gray eyes could express.
FranJc piefoed him up and kissed him.
She soon left the men, but to rejoin them
when they took a strolT round the grounds.
Frank was here shown many clever little de
vices by which tho Talberts perfected the
out-of-door arrangements. He learned how
they checked tho consumption of corn and
hay in the stables; how they regulated the
amount of coko used for tho hothouse. In
deed, as ho was quick-of comprehension and
in detecting peculiarities of character, he was
not so very much surprised when, having re
turned to the drawing-room, he greatly ad
mired a fine piece of knotted lace, to heai
that the uncompleted piece of work was not
Miss Clausou's, but wrought by that accom
plished artist, Uncle Herbert.
"morbed's the wosd!"
Thanks to the remarkably fine air of Oak
bury, and to an absolute cessation of any
thing like hard work, Mr. Carruthers soon
lost his jaded appearance. At tho end of ten
days he declared himself to be in rude health,
and his looks did not belie his words. Cer
tainly those worthy housewives, his cousins,
had taken great caro of him. They fed and
fattened him ; insisting that he should take
beef tea at intervals, and that his cure should
be hastened by his drinking plenty of that old
'47 port for which their father's cellar had
been noted. Close as the "Tabbies" were ir
their housekeeping arrangements, they
grudged the stranger within iheir gates noth
In less than a week Frank had taken the
measure of bis cousine?of his male cousins.
at least. He had even ceased to bo seized
with an almost irresistible desire to go into a
secluded corner and chuckle when he saw
these great men engaged in some duty which
is supposed to appertain peculiarly to women
kind; or when ho heard their simple consul
tations on the price of meat, groceries, 01
other household commodities. Being, like
Mr. Mordle, gifted with a vein of humor, he
found tho Talborts most interesting char
acters; but had he found thoir eccentricities
wearisome, the kindness they showed hirr
would have compensated for the discomfort.
For in spite of the exclusiveness which they
were compelled by circumstances to adopt,
they were amiable, lovable men. So Mr.
Carruthers took them as they were, and liked
the two brothers better and better the more
ho really understood them.
But Beatrice "was another matter. Ho had
studied her with even more attention, but
felt that the result of his studies was unsatis
factory. So far as sho was concerned hi
knew ho had got at nothing like the ti-uth.
except on ono self-evident point, that she wo*
very beautiful. When first they met bei
beauty struck him, but it u as days before he
finished finding now and fresh personal
charms; perhaps he never ceased finding
them. Under certain circumstances such
discoveries are endless.
Frank Carruthers' studies of Miss Clauson'*
outward shell should therefore Lave been
very pleasing to that young lady, had tbc
result been made known to her, and had she
cared twopence to find favor in tho students
eyes. For the rest ho was in a puzzle, which
he spent many horns trying to solve. Miss
Clausou little thought, as she looked out oJ
tho window and saw Mr. Carruthers lying on
the turf with his straw hat tilted over hit
oyes and a thin blue stream of smoke curling
up from his cigarette, that he was neither
sleeping nor projecting a new political arti- '<
ci? for Tho Latter?ay, but thiukiug entirely j
of her own sweet si-lf.
They had seen great deal of ono another I
during tho lust week. Frank was not man '
who loved twenty-mil ; walks, or cared te j
rush from one end of a county to another tc
look at a rock or a waterfall. His idea of a
holiday ho summed up in the word ' loafing."
"A good loafer 13 a groat rarity,"lie told
Miss Clauson. "Loafing proper is an art
which can not fc acquired. I have met with
many spurious imitations, but the real artiele
is hard to find. Show 7110 tho man who'caii
spend a whole day like this, and you show me
ono who can get very near to happiness.*'
"Like this1* meant lying on his back as do
"But you do something?you smoke," said
"Yes, for tho sake of appearances. In
these days of hard work a ?aan mustn't be
Of course she ousdit to have laughed at the
feeble joke. But sbe did riot. She looked
down at him from her chair, and her gray
eyes were annoyingly serious. In glorious
August weather, when the sky is a cloudless
blue, when all the trees, except the spend
thrift chestnuts, are in full beauty, when
roses are still budding, breaking into bloom,
and succeeding their fallen fellows, a young
lady has no right to look seriously at the man
by her side. Certainly not Beatrice Clauson,
with her beauty and fortune.
Yet she looked and spoke gravely. "You
wrong yourself talking such nonsense, Mr.
Ee raised himself on his elbow. "I don't
talk nonsense. I am speaking of my idea of
enjoying a holiday. When I work it is
another matter. I trust I work to the best of
my ability. When I idle, I idle to the best o?
"Your idea of human happiness is a hum*
"Is it? Then give me yours in exchange.,:
Beatrice was silent. She even turned her
"Well, I am waiting for the definition."
There was no trace of levity in Frank's voice
as he spoke. His manner was as serious as
"I have none to give," said Beatrice.
"None?at your age I Are your dreams
all gone? Young ladies do dream, I believe.
They dream of being queens of society, of
marrying rich men; if they are romantic, of
marrying poor men ; they dream of a life ol
religion; of having a mission to perform.
Which Is your particular dream?"
"I have none," she said coldly.
"You must dream. You are sleeping now,
and all sleepers dream at times. Only in th?
wide-awake, bustling world do people forget
their dreams. They work on and cn, e: d to
some the day comes on which one of their old
dreams is realized. Alas, by that time they
have almost forgotten that they ever dreamed
it, or they find it. realized too late."
Beatrice sat silent with her eyes cast down.
"Perhaps I have not guessed the right
dream for you," continued Carruthers. "I
forgot you were such a learned young lady.
Your dream may be the fame of the scholar
or the writer."
"I have no dreams," she repeated. He
looked her full in the face.
"Can you say also have had no dreams?'*
She made no answer. As he looked at hex
he thought that even at this moment she
seemed far away in dreamland. He told
himself that if Miss Clauson brought herself
to assert that she had never dreamed she
would be breaking the?he couldn't remem
ber which commandment?the one about
lying. By tho by, is there any command
! ment to refrain from falsehood, except the in
direct oiio^a&to "faJse^itaess* '' s,_,_
"Not even of rank, riches, fame, power ? >.
he said in a lighter tone. "Miss Clauson, you
? are ^compr?hensible."
She choso to turn the subject. "Iam going
to the village now," sho said.
"With your permission I will accompany
She made no objection. It is a curious fact,
that in spite of his glorification of tho noble
art of loafing, Mr. Carruthers- wa3 always
ready to go walking with Miss Clauson wher
ever and whenever she permitted it. Butn?
man is consistent for twenty-four hours at e
Mr. Carruthers, in his attempted study o?
Beatrice's disposition, found it very hard tc
hit upon tho word which would, so far as he
as yet knew, describe its chief characteristics.
That a strong element of sadness was mixed
up in it ho felt sure. It was just possible that
this was introduced by the unfortunate dif
ferences between herself andher father. Hav
ing learnt that she had been a guest at Oak
bury for eight months ho was shrewd enough
to make a pretty correct guess at tho true
stato of affairs. But there was more than sad
ness to account for. There was apathy. How
ever the Talberts viewed it?whatever high
bred charm they fancied was vouchsafed tc
Miss Clauson by the bestowal of that reserved
calm manner of hers, Frank knew its true
nature was apathetic. It seemed strange that
an intellectual girl like this had no desire, or
no revealed desire, in life?no ambition, social
or otherwise. From tho very first he judged
her character by a high standard?quite as
high as that by which ho judged her beauty.
As their intercourse grew more familiar he
found ho had no reason to abate either. Nat
urally, Frank Carruthers, fellow of -col
lege, Oxford, was a clever man, and aftei
taking so much trouble about tho matter,
should have been able to sum up a weak
woman's character correctly.
So, after a great deal of reasoning, he came
to tho conclusion that ho had found the word
to suit her. Beatrice was morbid. Everyone
knows that the best cure for morbidness is tc
awaken the patient's interest in his or her fel
low-creatures?in even one fellow-creature
will sometimes do.
Therefore, it was very kind cf Dr. Carru
thers, after such an exhaustive diagnosis, tc
set about endeavoring to effect a cure. A
good action will sometimes bring its own re
His view of the case was greatly strength
ened by noticing that Beatrice never np
'pcared to better advantage than when she
had her little boy with her. It was tho in
terest she cook in this tiny fellow-creature
which made her for tho timo display those
qualities which all unmarried men, with '
right ideas, so exalt in a woman?affection, 1
kindness and forbearanco with children.
Single meu, if they arc good and poetical
synonymous terms, I hope?aro apt to think
that a woman never k>oks more charming
than when she has a child or children with
her. Sometimes, after marriage, they have
been known to express a wish that tbc asso
ciation n?od i!< t lu so eternal.
But although Lir. Carni?hers deduedthat [
Beatrice was morbid, be had still to aecomil j 1
for the appearaueo of the disenso in a mental |
constitution which ought to have been the ! ,
last to have succumbed to it.
The mora he tried to account for it the j
more ho was forced to accept, as tho primary j
cause, one tiling?a thing, even in theso early }
days, most unpleasant aud unpalatable tc \
him. But ho could not ignore the fact ihat !
young ladies who are victims to what is
called an unfortunate attachment do Some
times grow morbid and try to make t?eir \
friends believe that life for them is ct an end.
So one evening, .shortly after his arrival at
Hazlewood House, Frank asked his hosts, o?
course in tho most casual, disinterested way,
many leading questions about M i.ss Clausen? 1
why she was not married, or at least cn- ! ;
gaged, and so forth, 'i'lui Talberts returned
their old answer that it was time- she thought
about it, but perhaps ?he took after them
selves, and was not of a marrying disposi
tion. This Mr. Carruthers ventured doubt.
"Sbe may have been disappointed in 1> >v(>,": (
he said, carelessly. All tho same ho iv31Ied
from the claret jug the glass from which he .
had been drinking 1.S47 port.
"My deai* Frank," said Horace, with grave
dignity, "Miss Clausen would never permit ,
such a thing to happen."
"Certainly not," said Herbert.
"Permit what? Permit herself to fall in ? 1
"No; permit herself to bo disappointed in ?
love. She is far too?too well bred for such j
a thing to occur. When she makes her choice j
it will bo one of which we all approve; se j
disappointment is out of the question."
"That's highly satisfactory," said Frank. ; ;
"A well regulated young woman is the no- j ?
blest work ?if?well, of modern times."
Thev were uv now getting accustomed tc
biza, and although rather shocked at Bea- j
trice's being called a young woman did not j
"Then her choice is not yet made!" con
"Not to our knowledge, and, I may add,
not to Sir Maingay's."
Mr. Carruthers asked no more questions.
He strolled out iutothe garden and talked
quietly to Miss Clauson until thestarr.showed
themselves in the sky.
Having ascertained that Miss Ciaf tson wai
under tho charge of no other amateur doc
tor, Mr. Carruthers could, of course, set aboul
cming her disease without any fear of out
raging professional etiquette.
|"to be continued ]
What Our Editors Say.
Sentiment and Fact.
jtV. Y. Sun.
The Ohio Republicans have taken
the countersign from Mr. Blaine. Ever
since Mr. Blaioe's speech at Augusta
after the election it has been evident
that a return to the old sentimental de
nunciation of the South was to be the
Republican policy until something new
turned up. Nothing new has turned
up since then to help the Republicans,
and nothing new is likely to turn up till
Congress meets. The enthusiasm of
the more ardent tariff reformers in Con
gress is perhaps the chief hope of the
Republicans in their search for a real
issue. The mistakes of the Adminis
tration have not been serious enough
from a Republican point of view to be
used with any effect against it, and its
appointment of 'rebels' and the alleged
'crimes' against the suffrage in the
Southern States must be the mainstays
of the Republicans in the elections nest
It is not necessary to underrate the
distrust of the South, still unreasonably
felt by a large part of the older Re
publicans of the North, to doubt if it is
still an effective weapon against the
Democrats. It may serve in Ohio, al
though the result there is much more
likely to be determined by local issues ;
but will it be of much use to the Re
publicans in the up bill work of win
ning back New York or Indiana or New
Jersey or Connecticut? Even if this
SouthenPissmr ted ..not been worn
threadbare by confirm! *???7^ &-4^?^
most unfavorable time to bring it out
again. It is now an exploded buga
boo, a detected scarecrow. The South
was never more orderly and more pros
perous than it is to-day under a Demo
cratic Administration, and the North,
recovering slowly but steadily from a
period of commercial and ? industrial de
pression, is in no mood to join in a
crusade against the South, with which
its relations are growing every day more
intimate and important.
The older Republicans do not seem
to understand that their idea of the Re
publican party as a sort of sacrosanct
institution for the conversion of the
Southern States is not shared or eren
comprehended by the great generation
of young voters to whom the-fierce pas
sions of the war are noT a matter of liv
ing memory. But if all the sons of
Republicans inherited a bitter preju
dice against the South, the Southern
issue would still be far from formidable
in the absence of Democratic follies and
dissensions not now to be expected.
What will a threadbare, second-hand,
unreasonable sentiment-, which has been
used time and time again as an apology
and cloak for Republican villaiuies,
avail against the unimpeachable evi
dence which the Democrats will be able
to use in the coming elections ? All
the-clamor of the Republicans against
the wickednesf of the Southern Demo
crats will not keep from men's minds
the terrible fact which, hitherto hidden
or only half revealed, are now being
clearly disclosed. What answer can
the Republicans bring to the long in
dictments which the Democrats can
frame against them from the investiga
tions of Secretary Whitney and Secre
tary Manning? And in all depart
ments of the Government the corrup
tion and extravagance of the Republi
cans will be shown. The Democrats
can appeal to the country on these facts,
and they can show that tbey have not
contented themselves with the mere in
vestigation of Republican abuses, but
are introducing measures of positive re
The Republicans may be successful
on other grounds, but in a contest be
tween a half make-believe sentiment
and tangible, easily apprehended facts,
the facts will win.
JMr, Davis and the Constitution.
Not long ago flon. Jefferson Davis
uttered a great truth?a truth not con
fined to himself or originally discovered
by him?that the present generation of
Americans had lost much reverence for
the Constitution and that a full knowl
edge of it was not common among so
called statesmen. Whereupon certain
editors, who are no doubt shining ex
amples of the fact presented, proceeded
to fire their paper broadsides at this old
man from Beauvoir. Some of these ed
itors went so far as to hint to the Al
mighty that Mr. Davis was not fit to
live any longer, etc., etc.
Now, it so happens that the recent
Ohio Republican Convention has furn
ished a timely and striking illustration !
of Mr. Davis' veracity. That eon ve u- j
Lion, as the New York World shows,
The right to vote accorded by the
Constitution of the United States is the j
concern of the whole people.
The Republican Judges of the Su !
preme Court declare :
The right or privilege of voting is
one arising under the Constitution of
the State aod not under the Constitution
of the United States. ? United States vs.
Susan B. Anthony.
Neither the Constitution nor the |
fourteenth amendment, made citizens
voters.?United States vs. Cruikshank j
The fifteenth a mend in cut does not
confer tho right of suffrage ; that comes i
from the States.?United States vs j
The delegates to that convention were j
ostensibly the most, prominent men in !
the active political life of the great State !
of Ohio, and yet they were so ignorant ;
of the Constitution, or so defiant of it.
or both, that they deliberately involved
themselves in a ridiculous or rebellious ,
Wherefore, when Jefferson Davis
said that the Constitution of the United
States was not properly regarded, at
this time, and patriotically upheld or ;
understood, he proclaimed a splendid,
if lamentable fact. To be stoned for
telling the truth is a hard fate ; but
Mr. Davis could Dot and will not be
injured by men who assail him igno
raotly aud maliciously. He stands
erect, as a man and Truth stands beside
'The following sentences were passed
by the Recorder of Liverpool on the
same day at the late sessions : 1. Eu
gene Quinn, for stealing from his em
ployer ?862, eight montbs' imprison
ment. 2. Bridget C. Thompson, for
stealing a pair of booti, twelve months'
imprisonment S. Samuel Purcell, for
stealing a fowl, twelve months."?Bos
We supposed Eoglish justice, even in
Liverpool, was abovesuch an exhibitionof
folly and injustice. A rascal steals
about ?-?000 and gets only eight
months' imprisonment; while a poor,
hungry fellow who captured a chicken,
goes up for twelve months. Such an
administration of law is beneath con
tempt. If we .remember aright there
has been now and then something of
the kind in court circles in North Car
olina. We have some recollection of Na
discrimination in favor of the big rascal
not unlike the above that occurred at
Charlotte several montbs ago.
if the Courts are to be held in proper
respect the decisions must not be whim
sical, or betray favoritism or prejudice.
Even-handed justice is what the peo
ple demand and have a right to expect.
The press should be careful in critici
sing particular acts of those dispensing
justice. It should get the exact facts
before attempting to apply a corrective.
But when there is a clear abuse of pow
er, or an unjust and unfair administra
tion of law, it is proper that criticism
should be applied, and that those who
sit as judges executing law should find
that they are not above frank .and fair
comment. An independent, honest
press should not stand in awe of even
Judges or Magistrates when they do
Tho~po?isgD the war by Gen. Grant,
which has been "efctgpsjvely advertised
by constant allusion to it In^fctrS^ily
dispatches in reference to his au?? 4
dangerous sickness, is in press and will
soon be issued. The work will com
prise two volumes of 500 pages each.
Some extracts from this history of the
war have been sent to the press for
publication, and on the first page of this
issue we print Gen. Grant's account of
his first interview with Gen. Lee at
Appomattox, which gira^-air??lusira
tion of the style inlfhich the narrative
is written. He adroitly makes himself
appear a "bigger man" than Lee,
though younger. The author does not
make the pretensions of Macauly, nor
in point of graceful diction does he ap
proach the Peter Parley style of history
familiar to the schoolboy of forty years
ago. He is positive and dogmatical in
bis statements, however, and if he fails
to give to posterity his own actions in
the great struggle, and his criticism on
other generals, it will not be through the
lack of effort on bis part. At this late
day he has not forgotten the asperities
of 1861, and to the disgust of any dis
passionate reader, be interlards all bis
statements with such expressions as
"the so-called Confederato States,"
"rebels," "the war of rebellion," etc.
This, however, will please a large ma
jority of his readers, for the history
will have an immense sale in the North,
and of course it is prepared with the
special view of pleasing that class of
readers, who, "invincible in peace and
invisible in war," would wave the
bloody shirt until doomsday.
Several gross and inaccurate state
ments have already been detected in
the advance sheets. Among others,
Grant repeats the old worn-out false
hood, of Mr. Davis being found in fe
male costume when captured. This
would not be expected from a dignified
writer occupying the exalted position to
which Gen. Graut aspires; but passing
to more serious matters, it is said by
those who have read the first volume,
that Graut, in order to save his reputa
tion in the campaign of 1864, puts Lee's
force at the opening of the campaign at
80,000 men instead of 55,000, and to
this he adds the gross fiction that Lee's
reinforcements in the compaign were
about equal to bis own. Such mis
statements are extraordinary, to say the
least ; but they are only in keeping
with all the histories .of the war written
from a Northern standpoint.
The Two Civilizations.
The race of "Pecksniffs" has Dot died
out in the North or South. You will
find rbeni in the papers almost any day.
A tacit admission that the South is be
hind in everything is too common
among Southern born people. It is not
true. In many great essentials of a
high civilization the South has always
led the North. Both George Wash
ington and Robert E. Lee were born in
the South. And so was Stonewall
Jackson and Abraham Lincoln. We
do uot believe iu the game of "brag,"
and in setting up claims for the South
to which it is not entitled. But, North
ern witnesses being heard, the civiliza
tion in the South before the war was
quite equal to that of the' North and
the men of the South domiuated the
land. We referred the other day to the
admission of Charles Sumncr in the
United States Senate as to the superior
breed of statesmen in the South, to their
control of tho country for seventy years
and" to their unsullied honor.
??ut how has it been since the war
when politicians of altogether another
breed came into >wer and "ran the
machine?'' How has it fared with the
people since Northern statesmanship j
held the reins? Everybody knows the
answer. Only last year an important
element in the Republican party revolt
ed, aud because of the wide-spread cor
ruption in the old Republican party
Since the advent of Northern ideas and
statesmanship it has been a common
thing to see Northern Senators and
Representatives becoming millionaires
upon a saiaiy of $5,000 a year. The
"Lobby" has become a* third House in
Washington: Candidates for the Pres
idency like Garfield aud Biainc were all I
stained and- tattooed with corruption [
and bribery. A President like Grant
was deeply - involved in Black/Friday
and whiskey rings.- Hayes stele the
Presidency by fraud and corruption.
Thank God, when the Souri? w.ae to the
front none of these .things happened or
could have happened. : ; '
The civilization of the South before
the war was incomparably the grandest**,
purest, simplest that-.this -joourUry ha?
known and he is a very 'ignorant man
who does not know it. Let us -beware,
of Northern ideas-asocial equality,
Freedmen's Bureaux, Blair Pedagogic
bills and Paternalism generally. Let tur.
have no "new South" among jus, for
the dear old South is good enough fox
the loyal and true people of the South.
What the States Pay.
?.-. . ?.. . ? ... i
The internal revenue receipts, of last
year were ?121,000,000 ;sthis-year they,
will probably be about $110,000,000*,
distributed as follows :. Alabama, $35,?.
000; Arizona, $2,750; - Arkansas,;
?90,000 ; California, $3,300,000 j
' Colorado, $200,000 ; Connecticut^
$425,000; Dakota, $10,000 ; Dela<
ware, $200,000; Florida, $173.000 j
Georgia, $375,000; Idaho, $2,500
Illinois, $25,000,000 \ Indiana, $5^
600,000 ; Iowa, $2,750,000 ; Kansas*
$167,000 ; Kentucky, $15,000,000 j:
Louisiana, $560,000 ; Maine, $50,000^
Maryland, $3,150,000 ; Massachusetts*
$2,400,000; Michigan, $l,500,000'j
Minnesota, $500,000; Mississippi
$50,000 ;|Missour:, $6,500,000 ; Moo*
tina, $125,000; Nebraska, $1,500,?
000; Nevada, $5,000; New Hamp
shire. $375,000; New Jersey, $3,
475,000; New Mexico, $70,000; Nef
York, $13,500,000; North Cardio?;
$1,600.000; Ohio, $13,600,000; Or^
egon, $125,000 ; Pennsylvania, $7,-~
500,000; Rhode Island, $130,000;
South Carolina, $93,000; Tennessee;
$1,250,000; Texas, $225,000; ?taii?
$4,500; Vermont. $30,000; Virginia;
$3,000,000; WashSgton, "$7,000 ;
West Virgiaia, $550,000 ; Wisconsin,
$3,000,000; Wyoming; $1,500. '
A Slight Misunderstanding*
A lady employed a young girl about
fifteen years old, to assist her about bet
housework, and one day she was mak
ing some cake, and wished to put some
kind of plums in it ; so she set a dish
Ho^n on the the table with some plains,
andlola'ti^idjo^fitone them, and to
show her how, she to^?r^ a i>lnm and.
took the stone out, with
That is the way.'
Then, thinking the girl un<
what she meant, she put the
had into her month, instead^
^d_w^jit._away. _J??bat was her sur
prise a short time after, to have the girl
come into the room where she was and
tell her she had eaten all ehe could. ?
When the lady went into the room
where she had been at work, she found
she had put all the stones into the ?i bj
and eaten all she could of the plums ; ?
she thinking that the bard pieces-^
meaning the ston es?would soften op
when baked in the cake. . - >.
Marriage in Arizona..
'Do you take this woman whose hasd
you're a squeezin' to be yonr lawful
wife in flush times an' skimp?'
reckon that's about the size of it;
'Do you take this man you've j'ined
fists with to be jour pard th rough thick
an' tbin V ..
Well, you're abont right for once',,
'All right, then. Kiss in court, an'
I reckon you're married about as tight
as the law kin j'ine you. I guess four
bits'll do, Bill, if I don't have to kiss
the bride. If I do, it's six bits extra.'
There used to be an old gentleman
who lived in one of the parishes in Loa*
isiana, who was noted for his tremend
ous deportment and punctuality. Ar
riving in the city for the first time, he
accosted a young man about town who
was standing on the corner.
wish my young friend,' said he,
taking out bis watch, 'to go to the St.
Charles Hotel..' .
'Well,' said the gilded youth, 'you
may go, but don't stay but half ari
hour.'?New Orleans Times.
Two rival country editors, while at a
political meeting, were importuning an
old farmer to take their papers.
'Gentlemen I don't want both,' said
'Well take mine,' replied one of the
editors. 'Mine has twice as much'
original matter as bis.'
'That so ? Well, I bTeve I'll take
his, I always want the best.*??rJca?
'Can you direet rae the way to tire
Water Department Y inquired a strang
er in Louisville.
The which V asked a native, in ?
The Water Department?the place
where the officials in charge of the
city water supply can be found.'
Oh, yes, yes; I know now. It's
just around the corner. Got some wa
ter rent to pay ?
'No, I am an engineer, and wish to
submit a plan to make the water of
Louisville fit to drink.'
'See, here, stranger, if you don't'
want to be mobbed you'd better get out
of here purty quick.'
-Ill -? ' -
'Pa,' said a little boy, who had been
reading the newspaper, 'what is a mi
nority report A minority report, my
son? inquiringly repeated the father.
'Yes, sir.* ?Well, my son,' he answer
ed, scratching his head, *a minority re-.:
port i*?is?is?well, my son, where I.;
say I won't and your mother says I had^.
better ; that's a minority report.' Which; ,
one, pa?yours or mother's?' 'Rauf,
out and play, my s?d ; you arc too
young to understand such matters...
When yea are older you won't bave to_
ask so many questions '?Merchant
"Do yon," said Bessie t'other day,'
"In earnest love mo, as you say, .?
Or are those tender words applied
Alike to fifty girls beside?"
' Dear, cruel etri." cried I ''forbear,
For by those rosy Iii?? I swear"?
S'.ip sti>)tp' d ine :is ih? ojitb I took, -*; \:~
And cned, *-You've'sworn?now kiss lh?
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