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Stoiy of the Wedding Ring.
Then, when the Condon season
opened Ixird Carlswood took her to
Ixmdon. to braiyn House. She made
her debut in the great world, and was
received there with open arms. Cord
Oarlswood's prophesy was realized;
her marvelous beauty and grace
created a perfect furore. More than
ever he regretted her unfortunate mar
riage but for that there was no rank
she might not have attained. The only
thing that reconciled him in the least
to it was t-he fact of the child's ex
There opened then to Ismay Wald
ron a most brilliant life; nothing that
she bad ever dreamed of equalled this
magnificent reality. There was one
drawback. She had one dispute with
Igird Carlswood; he was very desirous
that she should relinquish the name of
Waldron, and that she would not con
sent to do. She looked at him with
flashing eyes, her beautiful face crim
son with anger.
“I have broken my husband’s heart,”
she said; *'l have deserted him; I have
spoiled all his life; but I will not give
up his name. I was proud enough the
day T bore it first; I will not give It
He saw that it was useless to urge
the point, so he ceased discussing It.
Ismay had more spirit and determina
tion, than he had given her credit for.
She was known as “Mrs. Waldron,"
Oarlswood's beautiful grand
daughter. People at first used to ask
where was her husband —who was be?
-—and the answer was, “She married
very much beneath her, and Is separ
ated from him.
After a time they ceased to ask. and
the beautiful Mrs. Waldron became one
-of the queens of the fashionable world.
.How admired she was! Men spoke of
tier witii wonder —of her marvelous
loveliness and grace, her bright smile,
her quick ready wit, her radiant face.
Ismay Waldron enjoyed her life. She
gave herself up heart and soul, to the
spirit of gaiety; no party, no ball, no
soiree was complete without her; she
was indefatigable in the pursuit of
pleasure. Lord Carlswood smiled as
he watched her.
'I was not mistaken in my estimate
of her character,” he thought. "She has
forgotten her husband.”
He became warmly attached to her,
ehielty because her great beauty and
popularity flattered his pride. He
loved her. too, because she so closely
resembled her mother, 'he Katrine he
rememberd as a child, and had loved
so dearly. He took great pride and
interest in the little l,eo—his heir who
was to be, the Lord Carlswood of the
There were times when Ismay Wald
ron looking around her, said to her
self “I did well; if the time and the
-choice were to come again. I should do
the same. It would have been cruel to
waste such a life as mine In a wood
keeper's cottage; It would have been
•cruel to deprive my beautiful Ix>o of
this grand heritage.”
So year after year passed, and with
time her beauty developed into mag
nificent womanhood; she grew more
fashionable, more popular. The beauti
ful Mrs. Waldron was perhaps more
universally admired than any other
lady in London. The world loved her.
as she loved It.
There were times when she hardly
realised that she, the admired and flat
tered beauty, the queen of the season
Ihe most popular woman in London
was the wife of Paul Waldron. In
the midst of her grandeur she looked
back with a sick, faint shudder on the
past that past wherein she had been
the discontented'wife of a poor man.
She had reached the climax. Life
bad nothing more to give her. Wealth,
luxury, magnificence, pleasure un
bounded. admiration—all were hers.
The world she had once looked upon
with such longing eyes now lay at her
feet. She delighted in her own beauty
she took the greatest pride in adbrn
lng it. she was never weary of con
templating it.
rit" admiration of men pleased anil
amu.-td her. it did no more. She was
vain and worldly, she loved riches and
grandeur better perhaps than she
1 overt itpr own son!; but she was never
even in thought, false to Paul Wal
dron. She never forgot, that, though
parted from him though she had de
serted him she was still his wife. No
one dared to speak to her of love that
she could not receive. Yet some of the
best and noblest in the bind would
fain have wooed her. had she been free
to be wooed.
Lord Curls wood noticed that trait in
her character, as he noticed every
She is u true Oariswood," lie said
more than once. “She is beautiful and
pure as were all the women of our
So the years passed away to Ismay
Waldron, one of the most admired and
celebrated women of her day.
There was one season in lamdon
when people were all talking of a
“new man.” who had made his entry
into public life. He was a Mr. Dale,
of Ravensdale. who had been recently
returned as M. P. for Taverton. At
tlrst Tories, and then Liberals, had
tried to ignore him. but he was becom
ing a power amongst the people. He
had made some of the most brilliant
speeches ever delivered in the House
of Commons.
“If he would but become one of us!”
said the groat Tory leader, with a sigh.
‘‘lf we could but get him over on
our side,” said the Liberal chief.
But Mr. Dale had taken a line of his
own and he adhered to it. He was the
poor man’s friend—some of his
speeches were one long burning tirade
against the rich and their treatment of
the poor. He was prejudiced and
bigoted, but his wonderful eloquence,
his passionate words, carried with
them a certain force of conviction. He
was rich himself—master of a fine es
tate —but he was no aristocrat. He
thanked Heaven that he had sought to
buy no man’s soul with gold. Shrewd
men, who read hts speeches, said there
mast be a secret attached to his life;
he could not hate the aristocracy so
much unless he had suffered through
one of them.
But no one even faintly guessed that
he hated the aristocracy because an
old aristocrat had tempted his fair
young wife to leave him.
He had become one of the leading
men of the day—a power and a voice
jin the land. Lord Carlswood, who was
a great admirer of talent, admired him,
although he deplored his principles.
“He has not only talent, that man,”
he said, referring to him—“he has
positive genius. I admire him even
for his honest hatred; but I wish that
his talens were all enlisted on our side
—I wish that he were one of us.”
People talked a great deal of him; it
was said that, although he was so
fierce a democrat, even Royalty ad
mired him, and that princes had
praised his eloqence. Still, he would
not enter what was called fashionable
He was walking one day though the
park with Major Henchly, a great
friend of his, and they saw the car
riages of the ladies who were going to
the Drawing-Room.
The Major, a fervent admirer of fair
women, stopped to look at them, and,
in spite of his unwillingness, Mr. Dale
was forced to the same. Suddenly his
face grew pale, and the breath came In
thick, hot gasps from his lips. His
hand clasped the arm of his com
panion. ,
“Who is that?” he asked, in a fierce,
hoarse whisper.
Major Henchley looked.
"That is the beautiful Mrs. Waldron
the granddaughter of I xml Carlswood.
She is a magnificent woman. Ido not
think she had her equal in tx>ndon —
nay. in all England.”
“Mrs. Waldron!” repeated Mr. Dale,
in a low voice.
"Do not put the question that no one
fails to ask, 'Who is her husband?’ ”
People ask that, do they? Well, I
am inclined to imitate them. Who is
her husband?”
'I cannot tell you; she made some
low marriage, 1 believe.”
“Does a low marriage mean that she
married a poor man?” asked Mr.
“I suppose so. I do not know. 1
have heard, in common with the rest
of ttie world, that she married beneath
her, and is separated from her hus
‘‘Because he is low l can under
stand that I am what is called a self
made man, Major If a high-bred
lady looked kindly on me, and an al
liance were formed, should you think
she 4id contracted a low marriage?"
"Because of you?" cried the major.
"Certainly not. Why. you are one 01
the most rising men of the day!"
"It is difficult to discover what a
low marriage .is." said Mr. Dale; but
the strange pallor did not die from
his face. He was unlike himself foi
the whole of the day after he had s on
Lord Carlswood’s grandchild.
There were many who remarked at
the drawing-room that the beautiful
Mrs. Waldron looked unlike herself;
she was not so brilliant, not so radi
ant; there was more of thought on her
brow, of care in her eyes; her smile
was not so bright, her repartee not so
It was the truth. The pleasures of
the world were beginning to pall
upon Ismay. Perhaps she had exhaust
ed them too quicsly. She had drained
tlie cup of pleasure to Its very dregs;
there was nothtug left to her to wish
for—nothing to desire.
Her life for ten long years han
been one series of brilliant triumphs;
the world had worshipped her; and
during that time she had lived without
love, without tenderness, engrossed in
vanity, pleasure, and 'ove of luxury.
Sh“ was in the very pride of her mag
nificent womanhood tufw. and she was
beginning to feel tired of frivolity
to wish for something better.
She was at a ball one evening, and
someone presented her with a beau
tiful rose. She took it carelessly, anu
held it Hi her hands while she sat
down to rest. The perfume stole
slowly upon her senses: It brought
back to her the time when she had
sat with Mr. Ford in the pretty shady
garden: she remembered her own pas
sion of wonder and emotion as she
listened to his story. Then her hus
band’s face rose before her as she had
seen it last—handsome, haggard, with
misery, yet full of love and tenderness.
She remembered how he had clasped
her in his arms and kissed her lips—
how he had said to her—
“ You will find nothing in the world
like my love.”
She started, Tor a warm tear had
fallen upon her hand.
"What am I doing?” she thought..
“I have hardly thought of him for
years. Can it be possible that 1 am
weeping for Paul?”
She flung the rose away, but she
could not dismiss those haunting
memories from her heart —Paul’s love,
Paul’s tenderness, Paul's devotion,
his incessant watchful care. How
proud he had been of her! How mad
ly he had worshipped her!
For the first time —so engrossed had
she been in her new life—she began to
wonder what had happened toh'im dur
ing those ten years.
"He took my decision very quietly,”
she said; "he never even tried to per
suade me to alter it.”
How useless all such persuasions
would have been no one knew better
then herself; but it began to strike her
as strange that he should have made
Ino effort to see her—to induce her to
return to him. Of the tempest of
pride and passion, of love and despair,
through which he had passed, she
knew nothing.
Paul, Paul! Why should she be
haunted now? she asked herself, im
patiently. Surely in ten years she
had time to forget; surely there could
be nothing so absurd as that she
should wish for him—long to see him
Yet by day and by night there was
the lingering pain, the longing de
sire. At times when she woke her pil
low was wet with tears; there were
times when she found herself moaning,
“Paul, Paul!” almost unconsciously
to herself. And this was the vain,
faithless woman who had left her hus
band because she valued luxury more
than love.
She began to long to see him.
Once she had compared him with the
polished gentleman she had met at
Bralyn, and the comparison, In some
respects, had always been to his ad
vantage; they were so refined; she
was so lonely. But now, as her
eyes wandered wearily over the
great crowd, she looked in vain for
a face like his.
So slowly, but surely, repentance
began its work. She had been so
eager for riches, so eager to show her
great beauty, so eager for admiration
—she had longed with such an inten
sity of longing for the pleasures of
life, for its brilliant gaities,—she hau
been eager as a child; and now all
that she had longed for had been hers.
For ten long years she had been en
grossed. heart and soul, in the world's
delights. She had been like a man In
toxicated with wine. Now the intox
ication was subsiding—her sober
senses were beginning to return; ana
with them came a yearning, longing
desire for her husband—for the love
and kindness or other days. She had
been like one In a delirium—now the
delirium was wearing off. and the re
ality frightened her. She had been sc
dazed, so bewildered with the prospect
held out to her that she had never
thought of the wrong.
Perhaps years had steadied her, had
given to her better sense, clearer
judgment, better thoughts, nobler
ideas. One thing was quite certain
all that she had overlooked when she
made her fatal choice came clearly be
fore her now—the wrong she had
done to her husband, the enormity of
the sin she had committed.
‘I was so sorely tempted,” she cried
to herself 'I forgot all the wrong.”
She tried hard to drown all these
thoughts. She went out more than
ever tried to forget,to drown her sor
row in gaities. It was not possible.
By night and by day memory was here
to torture her.
She grew thin and pale. People re
marked to each other and to Lord
Carls wood how changed she was. and
he grew anxious about her.
We will leave lamdon earlier than
usual this year." he said. “You must
go to the seaside. Ismay. You are not
looking so well, mv dear ehild. What
ails you?”
She could have told him that it was
an awakened conscience, a troubled
heart, an uneasy mind, a longing de
sire to see her husband again, a long
ing wish if possible to undo hen sin.
Was it a sin?” The question came
suddenly to her mind one day. and
startled her terribly. A sin? She had
always been frightened at sin—lt was
not a pleasant word. Was this a sin
—to have left the husband to whom
she had plighted her troth, for no bet
ter reason than the desire of being
Not all the sea-breezes that ever
swept the waves could bring health to
the unhappy wife who had been so
ft ail. so weak of purpose, so easily
tempted. No medicine, no tonic yet
discovered, had power to quiet the pain
of Iter awakened conscience.
Washington. Dee. 10. — Representa
tive It.imev has introduced a bill ap
propriating fTe.OOO for the construction
of a public building at Waukesha. Mr
Harney also presented a bill removing
.:ic charge of desertion from the record
of W iitiani Elkert of Milwaukee, who
was a member of Company H. Forty
lift h infantry.
Milwaukee Dec. 16.—Word was re
ceived last night that Frederick Barl
ing of this city, chief of telegraph con
struction, and brother of A. J. Barling,
president of the Milwaukee road, was
killed by a work train at Nemaha. la.,
‘ This Is Man.” • “The Dance of Death ”
iu the famous collection of silver
which a year or so ago was unearthed
in Boscoreale near Naples, were two
tarnished silver cups. These to
gether with the mass of other orna
ments which lay about a crumbling
skeleton, were made a part of the now
famous Rothschild collection in Paris,
i ntil a few weeks ago the archaeolo
gists who had been given charge of the
valuable find, thought these cups of
only the slightest importance. Now
they assert that nothing in the collec
tion is of greater value, for upon the
sides of these silver ornaments they
have discovered the tenets of every
philosopher of ancient times, exem
plified in word and picture and carved
by the hand of a master.
1 hey are the famous vessels spoken
of by ancient authors, as the “dance of
death” cups and are designed to show
the futility of all theories of philosophy
rather than to praise any one. The
figures on the one which has thus far
been most clearly restored show the
two philosophers. Zeno and Epicurus,
Washingtin, Dec. 11. —The appeal by
Senator Mason of Illinois for an ex
pression of sympathy for the Trans
vaal republic in the war with Great
Britain was the feature of the senate
proceedings. It was the first formal
address delivered in the senate at this
session and was listened to with
thoughtful attention by both the mem
bers and the large gallery audience.
The resolution upon which Mason
based his speech was referred at the
conclusion of his address to the foreign
relations committee. No business of
importance was transacted and an
early adjournment was taken. Mason
maintained that under the Monroe
doctrine and on precedents previously
well establfshed the United States had
the same right to extend its sympathy
and hopes for success to the boers in
their struggles for liberty as it had to
interfere with Spain in its conduct of
affairs in Cuba. He urged that the
interests of this country be aroused*
by the fact that the south African
war was to struggle between democracy
and royalty—between the divine right
of kings and the divine right of man.
Washington. Dec. 11. —The feature
of the opening day of the debate on
the currency bill in the house was the
speech of Mr. Ilolliver of lowa. Dol
liver declared that the last doubt in
the republican party as to the wisdom
of enacting the gold standard into law
had been solved by the experience of
t'he bnsiness world during the past
three years. He scored Bryan gener
ally and ridiculed the alleged false
prophesies of the democrats in 189 C.
Dearmond (Mo.), was a heavy gun on
the democratic side. He warned the
republicans from the west that they
could not deceive their constituents
in the coming congressional elections
by claiming they had yielded to the
wisdom of their colleagues in caucus.
Overstreet (Ind.), opened the debate
in support of the bill. In the course
of his speech Shafrdth (silverite.
Colo.). interrupted to ask if the bill
would not result in contracting the
currency to the extent of $180,000,000 in
silver impounded. “It would not,” re
plied Overstreet, "because for every
silver dollar which goes into the treas
ury a gold dollar will go into circula- j
tion.” Maddox (dem.. Ga.), was the j
first speaker in opposition to the bill.
McClelan (N. Y.), opposed the bill and j
appealed to the sound money demo- j
crats in the house not to vote for it.
Washington, Dec. 12. —Senator Cul
lom introduced in the senate a compre
hensive bill for an amendment of the
the interstate commerce
commission. The commission is given
power to fix both the maximum and
minimum rate of differential in rate
when necessary to prevent discrimina
tion. The commission now has no
power in any case to fix rates for fu
ture observance by railroad compa
nies. Appeal may be made directly
to the supreme court and the case is to
have precedence in the courts. If the
court upholds the orde- ••>** tiarrle*-
must obey or be subject to iorfeiture
of $5,000 for each offense, and for ev
ery day it continues in default. The
bill also further provides the commis
sion shall establish a uniform classi
fication. The long and short haul
clause is made an absolute prohibition
except upon leave granted by the com
Washington. D. C., Dec. 12 —The de
bate on the currency bill continued in
the house. Mr. Grosvenor (O.) was
the first speaker. He reviewed the
democratic prediction in the last
campaign, phophesying no relief but
continued falling prices until free sil
ver came and then described how
prosperity followed McKinley s elec
tion and the restoration of confidence.
He dissented entirely from Bryan s
remedy for trusts He contended that
congress should not assail corpora
tions In states; that states should con
trol and regulate their own domestic
affairs. In conclusion Grosvenor said
in the form of skeletons, standing op
posite each other, each bearing the
beggar’s bag and staff. By the side of
Epicurus waiks a pig, while between
the two philosophers is set a table on
which there is the figure of a steam
ing dish. Zeno, not Epicurus, grabs
for it, and probably utters the words
of the inscription underneath it:
"Pleasure is the real end of existence.”
In this the cynic who had designed the
cups evidently hit at both philosophies
and thought that neither had solved
the purpose of life. For on the oppo
site are two skeletons, the one holding
in his bony clutch a skull, the other
placing upon his own brow a laurel
wreath. Underneath is the inscrip
tion: “Take as Long as Thou Canst,
for Uncertain is the Future.” Under
neath are the skeletons of two child
ren, crying “Joy! Joy!”
Nothing discovered in recent years
could better exemplify the decadent
spirit of dying Rome. .Nothing tells in
stronger terms the utter loss of all
faith in a future, of all belief in im-
j the republican party does not need
i oral argument in halls of congress nor
j dissertations in the press of the coun
j try. There are other voices which pro
j claim the triumph of republicanism,
i The mighty volumes of flame and
smoke pouring from chimneys of enor
mous industrial establishments wave
the beacon light to heaven, announc
ing the triumph of the pro
tective tariff and sound money.
Newlands (Nev.) followed in oppo
sition. He said the increased pros
perity demonstrated the correctness of
the theory entertained by bimetalists.
; that all other things being equal
' Prices will depend upon the quantity
i of sound money in circulation: that in
{ crease of money values and volume
meant higher prices and diminution or
| volume meant lower prices. Shaf
roth (Colo.) in opposing the bill ar
‘ gned that the foundation of the pres
j perity in the Harrison administration,
the depression during the Cleveland
administration and the prosperity un
der the present administration lay in
the supply of basic money. Parker
(New Jersey) in support of the bill
argued that the pending question
should not be a party one. William
Alden Smith (Mich.) spoke in advo
cacy of the bill. Prince (111.) mem
ber of the banking curren
cy committee in the last con
gress. presented a careful argument in
favor of the bill. Cochran (Mo.)
opposed the bill in a vigorous speech,
in which he contended the real ques
tion presented by the pending bill was
whether there was sufficient gold in
the world for the constantly increas
ing volume of credit. He warned the
republicans that when the stock or
gold declines the prosperity of today
would crumble like a house of cards.
Simms (Tenn.) opposed the bill.
Briggs (N. Y.) was the first demo
crat to speak in favor of it. When he
arose many republicans left their
seats and went over to the democratic
side to listen. He said the convention
which nominated him did not endorse
the Chicago platform nor did it en
dorse either gold or silver. As nom
inee he was left to follow' his own
convictions. He declared he believed !
the dignity and pre-eminence of the
i uited States would be advanced by
placing this country upon a standard I
with the most highly civilized eoun- 1
tries of the world. Powers (Vermont) j
and Lawrence (Mass.) supported the ‘
bill. Upon Cannon's motion a rtsolu-,
tion was adopted directing the speak
er to appoint a committee of ten to !
join the committee appointed by the
president and senate to prepare
plans for the celebration of the centen
nial anniversary of the first congress
held in Washington.
Washington. Dec. 13.—The session
of the senate consumed only a few min
utes. Some routine business was trans
acted, but beyond the introduction of
.bills nothing of consequence was ac
Washington. D. C.. Dec. 13.—The eur
| rency debate in the house lasted from
jll o’clock this morning until 10:30 to
night, with a recess of three hours for
• dinner. There has been little cross-fir
ing thus far and no exciting or dra
matic incidents. So far as known
twelve democrats—eight from New
York, two from Pennsylvania, and
one each from Maryland and Massa
chusetts will vote for the bill. The
speakers before the recess were Fowler
of New Jersey, Lacey of lowa, Cush
man of Washington, Hamilton of Mich
igan, and Burton of Ohio, republicans. I
for the bill, and Brundige of Arkansas! 1
Wheeler of Kentucky, Benton of Mis
souri, Fox of Mississippi, Pierce of
Tennessee, Sulzer of New York, Cow
herd of Missouri, Otey of Virginia,
Gains of Texas, democrats, and Mr.
Bell of Colorado, populist, against it.
The house adopted a resolution for a
holiday recess from Wednesday, Dec. 1
20. to Wednesday, Jan. 3. Mr. Rich
ardson. the minority leader, asked that
the house adjourn over tomorrow to
give the members an opportunity to 1
participate in the Washington mem
mortality. it is the very acme of
Cato's philosophy.
The second cup is not so well pre
served and it has been a difficult task
to restore it to any degree of clearness.
The philosopher who figures on this
cup is Monimos, a cynic of little repute
in our time, though often quoted by
the ancients. One of the figures on
this cup grasps a skull, to which he
says: “This is man.” Another pours
oil or honey upon the body of a kins
man, a custom that has come down to
us through the Antigone of Sophocles,
and utters the cynicmes “What you
honor is but vile dust.” Immediately
under it is the inscription, “Be Merry
While Life Lasts.”
There are other vessels in this fa
mous collection which have not yet
been restored, but it is presumed that
the archaeologists will find among
them further evidence to attest to the
sorry religious life of the period w T hen
Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried
under ashes.
lorial exercises, but Mr. Payne, the
majority leader, objected, saying
George Washington, if alive, he
thought, would be in favor of the house
proceeding with 'he transaction of its
business. When the house met the
speaker appointed the following com
mittees of the senate and District of
Columbia in. preparing plans for the
centennial celebration of the estab
lishment of the seat of government in
Washington: Messrs. Cannon (111.),
Grout (Vt.), Heatwole (Minn.), Sher
man (N. Y.), Hentenway (Ipd.),
Gamble (S. D.), republicans; and
Bailey (Tex.), Devries (Cal.),
herd (Mo.), democrats; and Bell
(Colo.), populist. At the night session
the feature was the speech of Mr. Lin
ney (N. C.), the only republican who
voted for the Teller resolution in the
54th congress, in explanation of his
change of position in favor of the gold
standard. The gold standard had
stood the test of experience and he
claimed had proved itself the ideal
standard. Other speakers were Messrs.
Robinson idem., Va.), Connie (dem..
Mo.), Zenir (dent., Ind.), Kitchen (dem.j
N. C.), Henry (dem., Tex.), all against
the bill.
Washington, Dec. 14. —In explana
i tion of his resolution to learn whether
j or not Dewey recognized the Filipino
government, Senator Pettigrew said
his only purpose was to ascertain
whether certain newspaper statements
were true. He said the statement had
been made repeatedly that vessels
bearing the Philippine flag had been
saluted on different occasions by the
American forces. He had also seen
; frequent statements to the effect that
j °ur forces had turned over prisoners
i taken in the battle on Subig bay to
I the h ilipinos. If tais were true many
| others would like to know the tacts
and circumstances under which it oc
curred. Senator Chandler replied that
every word of the resolution and
speeches made upon it would be cabled
to Manila. For that reason he hoped
the resolution would be promptly dis
i P°sed of. The motion to lay it on the
table carried, yeas 41, nays 20.
Washington. Dec. 14.—The debate
ton the cunency bill in the house
I was a tame process, the attend
ance both in the galleries and on the
'floor being light and none of the
: speeches attracting special attention.
Sibley (dem., Penn.) who publicly an
nounced his change of views on tin
money question and who it was
thought might vote for the bill stated
he would vote against it. Thayer
(dem.. Mass.) was the only member of
the opposition who made a speech for’
the bill. Other speakers were Messrs.
Crumpacker (Ind.) Lovering (Mass )
Olmstead (Penn.) McCleary (Minn )
Bout.ll, (111.1 Graft aiU.^iS
in favor of the bill, and Messrs Cox
(Tenn.) Lewis (Ga.) Linaham (Tenn.)
Sibley (Penn.) Burke (Tex.) Terry
( .^. rk ; ) ® all < Tex -) Gilbert (Ky.) Smith
(Ky.) Berry (Ky.) Atwater (N. C.)
Jett (111.), democrats against it.
At the night session the following
members made speeches: Messrs H
C. Smith (re*. 111.)
Tenn.) in favor of the bill; Messrs
Sheppard (dem.. Tex.) Shackelford
(dem. Mo ) W. E. Wilson (dem.. Miss.
Burnett (dem.. Ala.) Allen (dem., Ky )
McLain (dem„ Miss.) Ridgely (p Cp
Kan.) Breazale idem.. La) Little
(dem.. Ark.) Albert (dem S C)
Stok (dem.. S. C.>. ngiiuit the bill.
(From th French.)
| The world is but a comic play.
Where each one takes a different
There, on the stage, in costume gay.
Shine prelates—generals show their
While we, vile people, sit below.
A futile herd of no account:
1 For us the actors come and go,
We pay to them a small amount.
And when the farce provokes no mirth
We hiss to get our money’s worth.
—Russell S. Taft in the Green Bag.

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