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Hfl BEVENUE AHi * EIGHT.
H 1 , 'DINCLEY TARIFF" VVILL. SUP-
fl fl * PORT GOVERNMENT.
H * * -JVn Tlrao '
| rroRrcuscK Muiiy , 'SiltlHftulory
H H . * J'alilcnceH Are Noted Some Compurl-
H with the Iwtn Tariff Act
B l'crlod of Cncertulnty
B 3r Two predictions regarding the Ding-
B a . 'ley law revenues for the current
B % month were made by the American
H' " Economist of January 7 , 1898 , as fol-
B J' " * ' For thc Present month the Economist
H J ; ' confidently expects that the Wilson law
B c figures of January , 1897 , will be cx-
Hj ' & -ceeded by more than $3,000,000 in cus-
H 'f' , ' ' * toms receipts alone , while the excess
B , , / \ ' - - from all sources will not fall below
H " * $5,000,000 as compared with last Jan-
H * nary. Owing to thc heavy demands
fl " "Hon the treasury in thc shape of in-
fl ' "terest payments a surplus for January
B Is not anticipated , b t it is safe to look
H V or an actual surplus in February and
B These estimates were based upon thc
B ( . , ' reasonable expectation of Increased
B s customs revenues as the country ap-
B C . . pronched more' nearly to normal con-
B s . ditions as regards importations. How
B accurately the situation was fore-
H | .shadowed is shown by the returns at
B / hand from official sources , which give
B * , it total revenue for January of $29,000 , -
H 000 , against $24,316,994 under the Wil-
B B . son law in January , 1897 ; while the
9 4- revenue from customs this month has
B v been $14,269,492 , against $11,270,874 un-
B • dcr the Wilson law in January , 1897.
B The excess of receipts from all sources '
H > falls but little short of $5,000,000 ,
H , while the excess of customs receipts ,
H * as compared with customs receipts un-
H - -dcr the Wilson law for the same month
fl | * vear "go. is $2,992CIS. The reckon-
flf " * " of thc Economist a mouth ago was 1
L L L K very near the mark.
B The returns for the first full six
B ' months of the Dingley law , ending
B , -ovith January , 1S9S , as compared with 1
B * Hhe receipts of the Wilson.law for the !
B ' corresponding months of the previous '
.Jvear. are as'follows :
. * j Wilson uingiey
, , ! " law , law ,
' / "August $25,562,000 $19,193,000
" • • September . . . . 24,584,000 22,362,000
-October 26,2S2,000 23,809,000
November 25,210,000 24,970,000
' December 25.S57.000 27,931,006"
r"E 1897.1898. .
. January 24,316,994 29,000.000
t In ordinary circumstances the Jan-
iiary receipts under the Dingley law
would leave a large surplus , but for the
„ month just closed tliere have been some
, unusual expenditures , such as $12,375 , -
000 for pensions and $5S43,000 for interest -
terest on the public debt. Disbursements -
- ments for the currept month of February -
ruary will drop back to a normal average -
erage , while with continued large importations -
portations of wool and an increase in
the arrivals qt foreign sugar and other
articles to make good the inroads upon
the enormous oversupply of the closing -
ing months of the Wilson law , the
customs and internal revenues may be
expected to show a healthy and natural
The period of uncertainty regarding
one feature of the operations of the
Dingley tariff is at an end. As a pro-
duccr of revenue the law is proving
itself to be an unqualified success.
Communism in America.
Another communistic experiment on
American soil has come to an end. The
disbanding of the Zoarites , long
thought to be inevitable , has now ac
tually begun. The village of Zoar , in
the northern corner of Ohio , will re
main much the same , to all appear
ances , as before. In many ways the
• community will be unchanged , but the
ownership of the property will soon
be on the individual plan. This coun
try is dotted all over with experiments
' in communism , most of them failures.
Some of them grew out of a too literal
attempt to follow in the steps of the
early Christians , as their footprints are
seen in the Acts of the Apostles. Others
were the crop harvested in the United
States from the seed sown by Fourier
and the Fourierites in the early half of
the century. Zoar belongs to the first
class. A small sect of German de
votees , led by Baulemer , came to this
country in 1817. In many ways they
resembled the Quakers , and they un
dertook to settle in Pennsylvania. They
chanced to get over the line into Ohio ,
a fact which they never had occasion
to regret. The 7,000 acres of wild land
they bought for a pittance proved to beef
of prime quality. A few years later
thf > Ohio legislature granted the com-
( r B munity a charter drawn up just to sun
Hj the people in Interest. In domestic life
BA i the family unity is maintained. The
V * * m communism was confined to proper-
H K ty. The community is now in posses-
B m -sion of property valued at about a mil-
B M lion dollars. Charges of mismanage-
m W ment have led to dissensions , and it
H ; H was finally concluded that the best way
m V -was to dissolve the company and divide
B B the assets.
H fl it is cause of surprise that the plan
H B of severalty was not adopted sooner.
H B ' It is also cause of congratulation , if
H B not surprise , that the dissolution of the
H B corporation occasioned so little fric-
B - ' tionlt does not appear that tneres
B /H -r -v. " S ' any real ° . uarrel or baa hlood over
B . M \ - . the transaction.
Bl ' ' B Zm The early Christians were forced in-
B B i" to holding their goods in common by
L B Y persecution. They sold their lands
A fl ' and put the proceeds in the church
B A B t \ -treasury to escape confiscation and to
fl > flj relieve destitution. The communism
BB " .of that brief period was a temporary
L jfl expedient. The policy was forced upon
B , B " -those diso' .ples. The 4ual episo le < of
illl WI I1IHII Willi Ml l | l l W. W * '
Mlll' * M - * - ' '
iJ-tlW W 'L - M---- . .
I Ananias and Sapphira sprves to how
one of the great difficulties in the way
of practical communism. In a free
country like ours there " Is no need of
any such abnormal system of property
The adopters of communism ns a
philosophy of life , and not n tenet of
religion , are dreamers. They feed fancy -
cy with dreams of the impossible. They
shut their eyes to the actual and think
to reform the world by stifling one of
the strongest Instincts of life. Plato
and Sir Thomas More found in such
dreams recreation from serious brain
work , but the more modern teachers of
intellectual communism seem to really
think that these dreams may yet come
true. The numerous failures in this
country , where every possible oppor-
tunlty for success was afforded , have
served a good purpose. They have fairly -
ly and effectually demonstrated the
impracticability of communism as a
part of advanced civilization. The
tribal system may be all very well for
the American Indian , and communism
for the Russian peasant , but an American -
can citizen wants freedom In property
as well as in person. The Zoarites
have simply become Americanized.
lioutoll mi Currency Kcforni.
From the Chicago Post ( Rep. ) : Congressman -
gressman Boutell's speech at the Lin-
coin day banquet of the Marquette Club .
was more than a plea for courageous
and consistent fulfillment of the pledges
made by the Republican party in the
last national campaign. He pointed
out that the mission of the Republican
party was really twofold the revision
of the present system and the prevention -
tion of its deformation by the-enemies -
of a scientific and honest currency. So
far as immediate Republican duty is
concerned , the way to reform is to re-
form. The issue is simple and definite ,
and the republicans must meet it as
it met the resumption issue. Without
saying so in express terms , Mr. Bou-
tell implied that the policy of the republican -
publican party must be the elimination
of fiatism and the establishment of a
single gold standard. This is a qued-
tion for practical statesmanship , for
.immediate action. The next congres
sional campaign will be fougnt upon
it j , as well as the next presidential
campaign. ( But there is , in Mr. Bou-
tell's j judgment , an ultimate solution
of ( the currency question upon which
sagacious statesmen would do well to
bestow \ serious thought. For his own
party j , Mr. Boutell is bold enough to
venture the prediction that within the
life j of the men now active in national
politics j a new monetary system will
be ] established based upon the Minre-
strlcted coinage of gold and silver by
weight , according to the metric system.
All the jargon about ratios , relations
and j parity would lose its meaning. In
making their contracts men will stipulate -
late ] for payment in gold or silver , not
at any arbitrary value fixed by legisla
tion \ , but at the market value of the
metals j Tegarded as commodities. This
arrangement would leave us room for
a ; silver question , and the occupation
of the fiatists will be gone. Moreover ,
the j plan is one which permits universal -
al adoption , and foreign exchanges can
be j adjusted to it as readily as domestic
transactions. \ The soundness and hon
esty , of the plan is beyond question.
Many ; economists and financiers share
Mr. Boutell's conviction that it is the
system , of the future. But it involves
the ] repeal of all legal-tender laws and
the adoption of a radical laissez faire
policy by the government toward currency -
rency and credit. Industry does tend
in that direction , but , as we intimated
above , only students and far-sighted
financiers can profitably discuss it. In
practical politics it has as yet no place.
Parties and statesmen must deal with
questions as they confront them , and
today the issue is not between a pos
sible : ideal system , known to a few , and
the present system , but between the
present system and free silver at an
arbitrary and dishonest ratio on the
one hand and the gold standard with
silver redeemable in gold coin on the
A Round Billion anil : i Half !
The exact trade of the United States
for the year ending Dec. 31 , 1897. is
shown to be $357,111,204. The value
of exports for that year , as shown by
revised figures of the treasury depart
ment , was $1,099,743,554 , as compared
with $1,005,837,241 in 1896. The imports -
ports valued at $742,631,350 , as'against
$681,579,556 in 1896. The exports for
December last were valued at $125,088 , -
470 , and the imports at $51,515,228. The :
exports for the month were $7,000,000
more than those of December , 189G ,
but the imports were less by about :
An instructive contrast is found up
on examining the trade returns of
Great Britain for 1897. The difference
between the fiscal showing of the lead
ing free trade nation of the world and
that of the leading protection nation
of the world will not escape attention.
Eritish imports for -the year reached
the highest record mark of $2,256,190-
000. while the exports fell off to $1 , -
171,750,000 , a decrease of $28,975,000 ,
and this leaves as the disparity be
tween imports and exports the enorm
ous sum of $1,084,440,000. There is ,
therefore , a difference of $1,441,551,204
between the respective trade balances
of Great Britain and the United States
in favor of our own country. These
giant figures tell an astonishing story
namely , that in respect of foreign
trade transactions for 1S97 America's
advantage of the United Kingdom is ,
in round numbers , a billion and a half
of dollars !
The three things most difficult are
To keep a secret , to forget an Injury ,
and to make good use of leisure.
ASSEMBLY OF NOTABLES.
National AMNOciatlon of Manufacturer * Is
The moral strength , financial fore * ,
and intellectual caliber of a greatLbtiBr' *
ness organization were conspicuously
in evidence at the third annual con
vention of the National Association ol
Manufacturers in New York , Jan. 25t
26 , 27. No strictly business gathering
has j ever attracted wider or more flat
tering attention. Alike in the high
order of ability displayed in thc
speeches and reports of the conven
tion's regular sessions and in the bril
liant addresses delivered at the annual
banquet in response to the sentiments
underlined for that occasion , the as
sembly of the representative manufac
turers of the United States passes into
history as an event of exceptional In
It has been remarked with much
satisfaction by some of the free trade
editors that little or nothing was said
at either of the sessions that bore directly -
rectly upon the protective tariff policy
of the present federal administration.
These gentlemen are cordially welcome
to such comfort as they shall be able
to derive from the fact that the tariff ,
as such , was little mentioned. It is
undeniably } true that the thought of
the 1 convention was mainly occupied
with such kindred topics as reciproci
ty , and the establishment of the Ameri
can ( merchant marine , first cousins to
the tariff , it might be said.
Yet there was one allusion to the
tariff which sounded the keynote ol
the convention's sentiment on that
question. ( It was when Mr. McDougall
of ( Ohio referred to the tariff as an ac
complished fact , a matter that had
been settled once for all , and one not
to ( be meddled with for years to come.
The emphatic approval with which this
statement was received by the con
vention showed how completely it was
in accord with the general view. It
also serves to exphiin why thc tariff
was seldom mentioned and never dis
cussed. Why should it be ?
The interesting episodes of the con
vention were the admirable annual re
port of President Search and his de
served re-election by a unanimous vote ;
the . visit to and luncheon on board the
American . line steamship St. Louis , of a
large body of delegates as the guests
of President Griscom of the International
tional Navigation company ; the adoption -
tion of resolutions favoring the universal -
versal . adoption of laws prohibiting the
importation and sale of goods that are
not branded with the country of ori
gin , favoring the establishment of the
proposed . international bank , indorsing
the , second Pan-American congress to
be , held in Washington two years
hence , and urging the encouragement
and maintenance of American lines of
steamships as an indispensable requi
site in the extension of American com :
merce ; the special visit of the Presi
dent of the United States for the pur
pose of attending the annual banquet
at the Astoria , with speeches by Presi
dent McKinley , Theodore C. Search , '
Senator Frye of Maine , Charles Emory
Smith and others , and the annual elec
tion of officers of the association.
. In all it was a grand program grand
ly carried out , as well by the members
of the association as by the liberal j [
and public spirited business men of
New York , who were the hosts of the 1
occasion. It was in many ways an as
sembly of notables , for among the men 1
who have figured actively in the development
velopment of American industry and
. \ .
trade , to their splendid proportions of
today , none can be named who are of ;
right more notable than the members '
of . the National Association of Manu
Temporary Decline in Imports.
From the Chicago Post ( Rep. ) , Feb.
14 : Today the Tribune is terribly \ I
alarmed ; lest an immaterial increase in
the i volume of imports for 1S97. when
compared i with those of 1S89 , may pre
sage : a permanent decline in one source
of < national revenue. With the utmost
gravity j it contrasts the receipts last
year of $764,730,412 with those of 1889
of i $745,131,652 , and fairly shudders
over < an increase of only $20,000,000 in
eight < years. We tremble to think what
would have been the condition of our
contemporary had it
stumbled on a
comparison ' with the imports of 1893 ,
which were $866,400,922. A decline of
over ' $100,000,000 would probably have
superinduced ; collapse in its present
greenback i condition. But why did the
Tribune choose 1889 for the purpose of
comparison ? Why not 1887 , when the
imports were $692,319,768 , or 1879 , when
they were only $445,777,775 ? Simply
because the Tribune was searching for
a comparison on which to hanjj one of
its pessimistic pleas about the "Need
of New Sources of Revenue. " Because
the people of the United States are
practicing economy and not buying as
largely of imported goods as in flush
times the Tribune would have us be
lieve that we are to wear no more im
ported silks or drink no more wines
and ale. The most casual glance up
and down the figures of yearly impor
tation shows that the fluctuations fol
low the' times of financial prosperity
and depression. There was a drop in
1876 of over $180,000,000 from the im
portations of 1873 , of about $146,000,000
in 1SS5 from those of 18S3 and of over
$211,000,000 in 1894 from those of 1893.
The true interpretation of these fluc
tuations is that in prosperous times
we consume more imported merchan
dise as well as of domestic products
and that in hard times we economize
by sticking closer to merchandise of
home manufacture. For the encour
agement of the Tribune we would say
that the volume of imports 1s steadily
increasing at the present time , our
revenues are increasing and this sim
ultaneously with a steady improve
ment in our domestic industries.
gjpg Wmm ill 1
I INTERNATIONAL PRESS ASSUCIAiiun.
CHAPTER XXXV. fCoNTiNUED. )
"You ! " she exclaimed ; "I tnought
you were dead ! "
"Truly , " he said , "and you rejoice to
find that I still live ; is it not so , Mar-
jorle ? "
She did not answer him ; her very
blood seemed to be freezing in her
veins , and her face wore such an ex
pression of horror that for a moment
even .he was rendered dumb.
"Marjorle , " he said , "let me hear
your words of welcome. I am an exile
now , driven to seek refuge in Scotland ,
to escape the bullets of my foes. "
"Why why have you come to me ? "
"I have come to you for comfort. I
have come to take you with me to share
my English home ! "
"To share your home ! " echoed Mari
jorie. "I will not no , never. You
have done me evil enough already
but I am free , I know you now , and
I will not go with you. "
"You are free ! " he said. "What do i
you mean by that , mon ami ? "
"I mean , " said Marjorie , "that you
are nothing to me. You have said so , ,
and I know it , and I wish never to see i
your face again. "
"Possibly , but our wishes are not al
ways gratified. I am sorry you cannot ;
give me a better welcome , since you
will see me not once , but many times ; ;
as to being free , that is all nonsense.
We are in Scotland now , remember ; ;
and you why , you are my wife. "
"Your wife ! "
"Yes , my wife and now , cherie al .
though I could use force if I chose , I
have no wish to do so. I ask you mere .
ly to fulfill your duty and come with l
me to my home. "
For a moment Marjorie gave no an
swer ; what could she say or do ? No ,
need for him to tell her she was in his
power , she knew it only too well. While
in . France he had the power of turning \
her from his door , and heaping igno-
iny not only upon herself , but upon
her child ; in her own country his pow
er' was absolute over them both.
With a wild cry she threw up her
, ' ,
hands and called on 'God for help and
comfort , but no answer came ; it seem
ed that for Her there was no help in
all the world.
s < HERIE , am I for-
S Wj given ? " said Caus-
. < /yyf ( sidiere , again hold-
"Aj wfe * ns forth his
f The sound of his
! J oP voice recalled her
VpsT j Y to herself. She
I cj(2y ( shrank away from
_ S3 him in positive ter-
V * ror
"Keep back , " she
cried ; "don't touch me. "
"What do you mean ? "
"T. mean that I hate and fear you !
Wife or no wife , I will never live with
you again never , never ! "
C'onfident of his own power , Caussi-
.diere ( never winced. He had expected
something of this kind , and was not
wholly unprepared for it. He said
nothing , but quietly watching his op
portunity , he lifted the child in his
arms. Finding himself thus suddenly
and roughly seized from his mother's
side , Leon screamed wildly , but Caus-
sidiere shook him , and bade him be
"That is what your mother has
taught you , to scream at the sight of
your father. Now I will teach you
"Give him to me , " she cried ; "give
me my child ! "
"Your child , " returned Caussidiere ,
with a sneer ; "the child is mine. I
have a right to take him , and to keep
him , too , and that is what I mean to
do ! "
"To keep him ! " cried Marjorie ; "you
would never do that ; you do not want
him if you do not care for him , and he
is all I have in the world. "
"But I mean to keep him all the
same ! "
"You shall not ; you dare not ; you
shall kill me before you take my boy.
Leon , my darling , come to me ; oome to
vnnr mother ! "
She stretched forth her arms to take
the child , when Caussidiere , livid with
passion , raised his hand and struck
her in the face. She staggered back ;
then with a cry she fell senseless to the
When she opened her eyes it was
quite dark all about her , and as quiet
as the grave.
"Leon , " she moaned feebly , but no
Gradually the dizziness passed away ;
she remembered all that had occurred ,
and with a low moan she sank again
upon the ground , crying bitterly.
But soon her sobs abated , and im
patiently brushing away her tears , she
set herself to wonder again what she
must do. On one thing she was deter
mined , to be with her child. Yes ; at
any cost they must be together.
She rose to her feet again and stag
gered on toward the Castle. Her scald
ing tears fell fast , her breast was rent
with sobs ; and for the first time in
her life she began to question the te-
neficence of the Divine Father , whom
she had been taught from her child
hood to revere.
It was late when she reohed the
Sa < 5tle. Miss Hetherington , - having
5otfu fearful at her long * wence ,
rushed 1 forward to meet her ; then with
a. cry she shrank away.
"Majorie , ' she exclaimed , "what's
wrong , and and Where's the bairn ? "
At the mention of Leon , Majorie
wrung her hands.
"He has come back and taken him
from j me ! "
She looked so wild and sad that the
old < lady thought her reason was going.
Her ; farce was white as death , and there
was a red mark on her forehead where
the j man had struck her. Miss Hether
ington j took her hands and soothed her
gently j ; when she saw that her calmness -
ness j was returning to her , she said :
"Now , Majorie , my bairn , tell me all
about i It ! "
And Majorie told , trembling and cry
ing i meanwhile , and imploring Miss
Hetherington to recover her child.
"Dinna fret , Marjorie , " she said , patting -
ting i the girl on the head ; "there's
nothing ] to fear. The man's a knave ,
we ken , but he's a fool as weel ! Bring
harm to his own bairn , not he ! he's
o'er < sharp to put himsel' into the power !
o' i the English law ! 'Tis the siller ho
wants , and 'tis the siller he means to \
get < ! "
"But what shall we do ? " sobbed Mar-
"Do ? nothing. Bide quiet a while ,
and he'll do something , mark me ! "
"But Leon what will become of
Leon ? "
"Dinna greet for the bairn ; I tell ye
he's safe enough ; after all , he's with
his father. "
"But he mustn't stop ; I must get him
back , or it will kill me. "
"You shall have him back , never
fear , Marjorie. "
"But to-night what can be done to-
night ? "
"Nothing , my lassie absolutely no-
thg. Get you to bed and rest you , and
to-morrow I'll tell you what we must t
do. " .
After a good deal more persuasion
Marjorie was induced to go to her
room , but during the whole of that
night she never closed her eyes , but
walked about in wild unrest.
When the dawn broke she descended 1
the stairs , and to her amazement found 1
Miss Hetherington in the dining-room ,
just as she had left her on the preced
ing night. The weary hours of vigil 1
had done their work ; her face , always
white , was positively corpse-like ; her
thin gray hairs were disheveled , and
her eyes were dim. With a piercing
cry , Marjorie ran forward and fell at
"Mother ! " she cried ; "dear mother ,
what is the matter ? "
The old woman laid her trembling
hand upon Marjorie's brown head and
" 'Tis nothing , my child , " she said.
"The hours of the night have passed
o'er quickly for me , you see , for I sat *
thinking , and now you see the dawn
has come. Marjorie , my poor Mar-
jorie ! I wonder you can ever find it in
your heart to call me mother ! see
what sorrow has come to you through
me. " ]
"Through you ? Oh , no , no , no ! " ]
"Ay , but 'tis so , Marjorie. 'The sins
of the fathers shall be visited upon the ,
children unto the third and fourth
generation. ' Through my sin you suf- (
"Do not say that it is not true. "
"Ay , but it is true. Through my sin
you were made a poor outcast , with no
mother to watch over you , no kind
hand to guide you. When I think on
it , it breaks my heart , Marjorie it
breaks my heart. "
* * * * *
About ten o'clock that morning a
messenger came to the Castle bringing
a note for Marjorie. It was from Caus
sidiere , and dated from Dumfries.
"I am here , " he wrote , "with the
child. Do you propose to join me , as
I can force you to do so if I choose , or
am I to keep the child only ? I might
be induced to yield him up to you upon
certain conditions. Let me know what
you mean to do , as my stay here will
not be of long duration , and I am
making arrangements to take Leon
away with me. "Your husband , "
"LEONCAUSSIDIERE. . "
Marjorie's first impulse was to rush
to the place where she knew her child
to be , but Miss Hetherington restrained
"Bide a wee , Marjorie , " she said ;
"we'll get the bairn and not lose you. "
She dismissed Caussidiere's messenger -
ger , and sent her own servant for Suthi
When the young man arrived she
saw him alone , told him in a few words
what had occurred and put Caussi-
diere's letter in his hand.
"Bring back the child , Johnnie Sutherland -
erland , " she said , "even if you have to
kill the father. '
Sutherland took the letter , and , with
these instructions ringing in his ears ,
went to Dumfries to seek Caussidiere
at fr .he place mentioned. He was like
a man demented ; the blow had been so
sudden that he hardly realized as yet
what it all meant ; he only knew that
he had fallen from the brightest hope
to the blackest despair , and that hence
forth he must endure a living death.
The house he sought was a small inn
in one of the by-streets of Dumfries.s
and Sutherland knew it well. He ea-
tered the place , found a shock-headed
servant girl in the passage and asked
for the "French gentleman who was
staying in the house. "
"You'll find hira ben yonder , " ald ' H
the girl , pointing to a door on the M
'ground floor. B
Sutherland beckoned to her to open M
the door ; she did ho. Uo entered the fl
room and closed the door behind him. M
Caussidiere leaped to his feet with an M
oath. Leon , who had been sitting palo m
and tremulous in a corner , rushed forward - M
ward with a cry of joy. M
But * before he could reach Suthcr- M
land's side his father clutched him and B
drew him back , grasping the child so B
roughly as to make him moan with fl
Then , white and furious , Caussidiere B
faced Sutherland. B
"So , it is you ! " he exclaimed. "How
dare you intrude here ? Leave thia B
room. " B
Sutherland , who had placed his back B
to ' thc door and put the key in hi B
pocket , made no attempt to move. Ha B
was able to keep his self-control , but B
his face was white as death. fl
"Monsieur Caussidiere , " he said , "I B
have come for that child. " B
"Really , " said Caussidiere , with a jH
sneer ; "then perhaps you will tell me | H
what you propose to offer for him ? B
Madame Caussidiere must pay dearly B
for ' having made you her messenger. " B
"She will pay nothing. "
"What do you mean , monsieur ? " . B
"What I say. I mean to take that y. H
child and give you nothing for him. H
You have come to the end of your B
tether ' , Monsieur Caussidiere. You will B
find this time you haven't got a helpless - B
less woman to deal with ! " | H
Caussidiere looked at him with a new B
light ; in his eyes. What did it mean ? H
Had the man really power ? and if fo , B
to what extent ? A little reflection atf- H
sured him that his momentary fear was B
groundless. Sutherland might talk as B
he chose. Caussidiere was master of B
the situation , since with him lay all th& B
authority of the law. B
"Monsieur , " he said , "you are an'ad- B
mirable champion. I congratulate madame - B
dame on having secured you. But pray B
tell her from me that her child remains B
with her husband , not her lover. " | H
In a moment Sutherland had caught B
him by the threat. B
"Scoundrel ! " he cried. fl
"Let me go ! " hissed Caussidiere. "If
you have taken my wife for your mistress - B
tress , you shall not bully me ! " fl
But he said no more. Grasping him fl
more firmly by the throat , Sutherland fl
shook \ him till he could scarcely . B
breathe ; then lifting him , he dashed fl
him violently to the ground ; then. B
without waiting to see what he had j fl
done , he lifted the frightened child in B
his arms and hurried from the place. fl
CHAPTER XXXVII. H
Ctff Y WHAT train of fl
" * \ | [ ) | | circumstances had B
fPi526pr ? yj the dead Caussi- B
WcS&fnVi R nJiI ( ' 'erc asain become fl
' 2 YsC&fi 7 < quick , or rather , to B
? tfpjr ( express it in cor- l k\ \
j&yWgJk recter tcrms. now" /fl /
\0' J& liad tne Frenchman ' H
< • v = escaped from the H
r < k perils and pains of B
4 &L ' death ? , ' B
The answer is Bi
simple enough. Among the patriots of _ J B
J the Parisian Commune there were two ' - ' B
Caussidieres ( , in no way related to each r * B
other ( , but equally doubtful in their B
conduct ( , and their antecedents ; and it j fl
happened ] , curiously enough , that our
Caussidiere's ( alter ego had also been /mmmm
arrested for treasonable practices. f' k W
The Paris of those days has been 1
compared ( to Pandemonium ; everything
was one wild frenzy of hurried and i l
aimless haste ; and the newspaper re- I B
ports , like the events they chronicled , ' L\
being chaotic and irresponsible , it hap- , B
pened that the fate of one individual B
was confused with the fate of the other. . B
At the very moment that one Caussi- fl
flfprp was lvinc dead before thp snl- 1 1
diers of the Commune the other was 1
escaping in disguise toward the Belgian - B
gian coast , whence , after divers vicissitudes - B
situdes , he sailed for England , to reappear - t B
pear finally in Annandale , like a ghost \ B
from the grave , as we have seen. B
( TO HE CONTINUED ) fl
Little Attentions. fl
"Evil is wrought by want of thought , B
As well as by want of heart. " vj H
If husbands only realized what the B
little attentions mean to their wives B
there would be many happier unions. B
It is not the cost of a gift that make3 H
it precious to the recipient. A tiny B
bunch of violets brought home at night B
betokens the thought given to her even B
while business occupies his attention. j fl
the most trifling souvenir of a wedding - B
ding or birthday anniversary becomes B
a sentiment underlying its proffering. | H
Women may be foolish , they may be B
all heart and very little reason , but B
the man who understands their nature B
and caters to it is the one who stands M
higher J in their estimation than the B
one who acts as though all they cared M
about was material comfort given with B
any sort of brusquerie. Of course there B
are many mercenary women thousands - B
sands and thousands who can marry fl
for * a home and for rich raiment. These B
pooh-pooh 1 the -violets and value enly |
the ] diamonds , but the average fern- B
inine 1 heart , the sort which a man * B
wants to beat beside his own , the B
foundation * of truest sympathy and H
love 1 , is moved more by the little attentions - B
tentions t in which sentiment is involved B
than t by the great offerings representing - H
ing i only a stupendous sum of money * fl
involved. i | H
A Selfish Woman. B
Grimm "Women are such selfish B
! creatures ! There was an odd chop at fl
breakfast and my wife insisted upon v B
my eating it. It was all because she jfl
wanted to revel in the satisfaction of B
self-denial. A case of pure selfishness. " fl
Flimm ] "And what did you do ? " fl
Grimm * "Oh. I let her have her way fl
and ! I ate the chop. There are few fl
husbands ' so indulgent as I am. " Bos- fl
ton ' Transcript. fl