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OF THE WORK DONE BY
What Was Done, What AVas Not
Done. What Should Have
Been Done, and What
Should. Not Have Been
Persons from every quarter of the
State, in fact, all with whom we
have talked, say that the Legisla
ture just adjourned did more im
portant work than any within their
memory. This is very probably
true, lor in spite of the fact that the
body was rushed, crowded and bur
dened with an. unusual mass of bill
asking for purely local, private and
unimportant legislation, yet dozens
of important measures that concern
ed vitally the interests of the whole
State were investigated, discussed,
considered and enacted into laws.
Yes, more such measures than the
journals of any other General A-
We quote from Col. Fred A. Olds,
that prince of newspaper reporters,
the following excellent summary :
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS ESTABLISHED.
"Geological survey, 10,000 annu
ally. Bureau of Immigration, con
solidated with the Agricultural Bu
reau, with only 150 allowance ad
ditional to Commissioner ot Agri
culture; Normal and Industrial
School for white girls, $10,000 annu
ally ; Institution for white deaf
mutes, 510,000 annually; Railway
Commission, three members, $2,000
each, clerk ?1 ,200 and expenses al
lowed; Confederate Soldiers' Home,
$3,000 annually; Colored Agricultur
al and Mechanical College, 3,500
annually; Colored Normal School
of Elizabeth City, 900 annually,
taken from other normal schools."
OTHER IMPORTANT LAWS ENACTED.
"Forbidding oyster and clam
dredging, and creating an oyster
commission ; closing registration
books at noon the Saturday befoie
elections; prohibiting emmigration
agents from carrying on their busi
ness, by imposing 1,000 license tax
in each county in which they oper
ate; making it a misdemeanor to en
tice minors out of the State; pro
viding for the election ot Solicitors
in the same manaer as judges; re
quiring clerks of Superior Courts to
make annual reports of all funds in
their hands and making embezzle
ment by them a felony; allowing
each judge 2o0 annually for travel
ing expenses; allowing pers( ns to
change name only once; giving to
justices of the peace jurisdiction in
cases where though a deadly weapon
is used no damago is done; requiring
all banks to make stated reports to
the State Treasurer; prohibiting the
sale ot cigarettes to persons under
17 years of age; providing for tern
perance text books in the public
schools; limiting the number of
times of meeting of county boards
of education to four annually; mak
ing it a misdemeanor to make any
threats or use any unaue influence
against jurors or witnesses; provid
ing for the office of tax collector in
the various counties; making the
railway commission a court of rec
ord Inferior only to the Supreme"
court; making gambling at agncul
tural fairs or other places of public
amusement a misdemeanor; to allow
tne &:ate Doaru oi directors to in
vest its funds received from the sale
of swamp lands and defining the
meaning of the term 'swamp lands.'
"To pay judges and canvassers of
election $1 per day, and to allow
persons summoned as witnesses at
coroners' inquests the same as regu
lar witnesses in courts; to allow Su
preme or Superior Court Judges to
take probate in cases where the pro
bate judge is a party in interest; reg-
uiaung snenns' ana consiaDies' iees
in cases of claim and delivery of
personal property and fixing a uni-
form fee for tho service of road or
ders. Requiring all sheep dealers
and butchers to keep registers of
I cattle, etc.; Requiring all dentists
I from ofhpr Sttps nmrtifMnt hpro tn
stand a regular examination and all
physicians irom other btates, prac
ticing here, to either do this or else
file a certificate statement that they
are regular licentiates; to allow the
Governor to offer not over $400 re
ward for lelons.whether their names
are known or not; tomake the words
'adjoining and bounded by' of equal
meaning, as applied to land bound
aries; Requiring tax listers to col
lect and report agricultural statistics;
requiring railways to redeem unused
tickets, and to make ticket scalping
To place the assessing and valuing
of Railroad property among the du
ties of the Railroad Commissioners;
to protect seed buyers, by requiring
date to be placed on all packages of
seed sold; changing the names ot in
sane asylums to hospitals and of poor
houses to homes for the aged and in
firm; allowing sheriffs, clerks, etc.,
to giv bonds in guaranty companies;
making the fee for cotton weighing
10 cents per bale, half to be paid by
buyers and half by the seller, allow
ing traveling expenses of the Board
of 'Public Charities; limiting the
time ot issue of county bonds for
railway subscriptions : making it &
misdemeanor to obstruct streets,
roads, squares, etc.; compelling per
sonal representatives to plead the
statue of limitations; alio wing guar
dians to rent or sell ward's lands pn
vateiy, wnere to interest of wards,
and by permission of clerk of court;
auowmg county convicts to build
and lepair bridges and clear out
streams; to cure defective probates;
to suspend chapter 49 of the Code
and limit the charterter of the Pe
tersburg road to only two years, so
that the W. & W. Railroads may
decide in that time whether it will
give up its Northern connection or
submit to pay taxes, in spite of its
charter and claimed exemptions, just
as the humblest and poorest citizen
of the State now does."
The above is a pretty good sum
mary of the positive work, with
reference to general laws, done by
the late General Assembly, but by
no means shows all or half ot the
work of that nature done for the in
terest of the State and its citizens
generally. It has been said that the
most important work that a Legisla
ture can do, is in checking and kill
ing bad legislation. This kind of
legislation is negative iu its action,
but highly positive in its results.
So here and now we wish to congrat
ulate the General Assembly (or rath
er with becoming modesty we should
say the other members of the
General Assembly) not only for
what, it did, but also for what it hd
the courage not to do. There were
dozens of such bills that weie killed
out right or altered and amended so
as to be rid of objectional features
But as an illustration of this class
we will give only one, viz.he pro
position of the W. & W. Railroad to
pay a certain rate of taxation, (much
lower than that paid by the ordina
ry citizen), on the express condition
it be allowed certain extraordinary
privileges which the Legislature
would not think of granting to a
new and weak ioad, which would
most need privileges. This was kill
ed on the ground that it asked the
State to recognize one system or ba-
sisof taxation lor the individual and
another lower basis for a corporation,
one too that was immensely wealthy.
This bill never got to the House. It
was killed in the Senate by a vote of
S.U IU JL-Z. XI U UHC 11 III i ouuicut lilt;
a . 1.1 Tl- ?o t-L i U
best men of the State ad voeated this
proposition, but we of course must
admit that they were honestly mis
taken. If this bill had passed, the
bill last referred to in the summary
above, c-uld not have passed a bill
which will probably within two
years make the W. & W. Road pay
taxes in lull.
There were a few bills that passed
that should not have passed, but they
were slipped through in the rush of
business toward the last, when it
was impossible for every measure to
be carefully examined. But such is
and has been the evil of the Legisla
ture being crowded with local and
private legislation; and thus it al
ways will be till such legislation is
restricted. We hope the next Gen
eral Assembly will see the wisdom
in doing this,
There were a number of bills that
failed to pass that should have pass
ed; but most of these failed for
want of a quorum in the House on
the two last days of the session. For
instance, a bill would come up from
its place on the calendar, forty-two
men would vote for it and only five
against it, but one of the five would
call attention to the lact that ihere
was not a quorum (61) in the House,
so the bill would fail to pass because
a quorum did not vote on it. One
of the many bills that was killed in
this way, that should have passed,
was the one regulating the damages
to be awarded parties whose stock
was killed by railroads. The defeat
of this and other equally important
bills which failed to pass ou Satur
day and Monday in the House after
having passed the Senate, rests upon
, A . . .
posts of duty and went home before
the General Assembly adjourned;
but be it said to the credit of Messrs.
Pigford and Bell, Sampson's worthy
and faithtul representatives, that
this does not apply to them, for
Sampson never sent to the Legisla
ture truer and more faithful and dil
igent representatives than they.
Rep. Pigford was taken with pneu
monia on Thursday night, but want
ed to attend the session of the
House on Friday against the posi
tive orders pf his physicians. On
Saturday he was much worse and
advised to go home immediately,
but was unable to come alone. Un
der these circumstances Bep. Bell,
from a sense of duty, left on Satur
day, though requested and wished
that every other representative
should remain till the gavel fell on
Monday. It gives us pleasure
have had the honor to have
in the General Assembly with two
Such is a bird-eye view of the
work of the General Assembly of
1891. From time to time we will
discuss various measures of impor
tance before that body.
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T I ills head or a score
of hi3 own men, Capt.
Stryker rode forth
some fifteen minutes
later. His orders from CoL Brainard
were to go to Dunraven, and, if he found
tho marauder there, to arrest the entire
party and bring them back to the post
From all that could be learned from hur
ried questioning of the sentries and the
dazed, half drunken sergeant of the cor
ral, the troopers engaged in the raid
must have selected a time when the sen
try va3 walking towards the south end
of his post to lift one of their number
over tho wall of the inclosure in which
were kept the wagons and ambulances.
This man had unbarred from within the
gate leading eastward to the trail down
which the "stock was driven daily to
water in tho Monee. Riley admitted
that "the boy3" had loft a bottle with j
him which he and his assistant had
emptied before turning in, and so it hap
pened that, unheard and unseen, the
raiders had managed to slip out with a
dozen horses that were kept there and
had also taken 6ix mules as "mounts"
for those who could not find anything
Eighteen men, apparently, were in the
party, and the sentry on Number Three
heard hoof beats down towards the val
ley about half past 2 o'clock, but thought
it was only some of the ponies belonging
to the Cheyenne scouts. There was one
comfort the men had taken no firearms
with them; for a hurried inspection of
the company quarters showed that tho
carbines were all in their racks and the
revolvers in their cases. Some of the
men might have small caliber pistols of
their own, but the government arms had
not been disturbed. Half the party, at
least, must have ridden bareback and
with only watering bridles for their
6teeds. They were indeed "spoiling for
a fight," and the result of the roll call
showed that the missing troopers were
all Irishmen and some of the best and
most popular men in the command.
Whatever their plan, thought Stryker,
as he trotted down to the Monee, it was
probably carried out by this time: it was
now within a minute of 4 o'clock.
Only a mile out he was overtaken by
Dr. Quin, who reined up an instant to
ask if any one had been sent ahead.
"Thank God for that!" he exclaimed,
when told that Perry and ScrgL Gwynne
had gone at the first alarm; then, strik
ing spurs to his horse, pushed on at rapid
gallop, while the troopers maintained
their steady trot. A mile from Dun
raven, in the dim light of early morning,
the captain's keen eyes caught sight of
shadowy forms of mounted men on the
opposite shore, and, despite their efforts
to escape on their wearied steeds, three
of them were speedily run down and
captured. One of them was Corp. Dono
van, and Donovan's face was white and
his manner agitated. Bidding liim ride
alongside as they pushed ahead towards
the ranch, Stryker questioned Mm as to
what had taken place, and the corporal
never sought to equivocate:
"We've been trying for several nights,
sir, to get horses and go down and have
it out with those blackguards at the
ranch. We took no armK, 6ir, even those
of us who had pistols oi our own. AU
we asked was a fair fight, man against
m&A. They wouldn't come out of their
hol9 th?v dasn't do it, sir and then
they 3re r us. We'd have burned the
roof over their heads, but that Lseut.
Perry galloped in and stopped us. I
came away then, sir, and so did most of
ua. Vq knew 'twas all up when we 6aw
the lieutenant; but there was more fir
ing after I left. This way, captain. Out
across the prairie here. We cut down
the fence on this side." And so saying,
Dcnovan led the liie troop to a bro.ii
gap in the wide barrier, and thence
ftraight across the fields to -vhere lights
were seen flitting about the dark
shadows of the buildings of the ranch.
Another moment, and Stryker had dis
mounted and was kneeling beside the
prostrate and unconscious form of bis
lieutenant. Some misguided ranchman,
mistaking for a new assailant the tall
young soldier who galloped into the
midst of the swarm of taunting Irish
men, had fired the cruel shot. There.
lay Nolan dead upon the sward, and
here, close at hand, his grief stricken
master had finally swooned from loss
of blood, the bullet having pierced his
leg below the knee. Beside him knelt
the doctor: he had cut away the natty
riding boot, and was rapidly binding up
the wound. Close at hand stood Gwynne,
a world of anxietv and trouble in hi3
bruised and still discolored face.
Grouped around were some of the as
sailing party, crestfallen and dismayed
at the unlooked for result of their foray,
but ashamed to attempt to ride away,
now. that their favorite young officer
was sore stricken as a result of their mad
folly. Mr. Ewen, too, had come out,
and was bustling about, giving direc
tions to the one or two of his hands who
had ventured forth from the office build
ing. The big frame house under whose
wall3 the group was gathered was evi
dently used as a dormitory for a number
of men, and this had been the objective
point of the attack, but not a soul had
issued from its portals; the occupants
were the men who made the assault on
Perry the night of his Crst visit, anoV
tuey ueemea it Dest o eeo wumn.
Everything indicated that Perry had got
to the scene just in time to prevent a
bloody and desperate fracas, for the few
ranch people who appeared were still
quivering with excitement and dread.
wen was almost too much aeitaiedto
MGo to Mr. Maitland as soon as too
can, doctor; this has given h?" a fearful
shaking up. Mrs. Cowan is having a
room made ready for Mr. Perry. Ah!
here's young Cowan now. Ready!" he
"All ready. Mother says carry the
gentleman right in. She wants you to
come too," he added, in a lower tone, to
Sergt Gwynne, but the latter made no
And so, borne in the arms of several
of his men, Lieut. Perry was carried
across the intervening space and into the
main building. When he recovered con
sciousness, as the morning light came
through the eastern windows, he found
himself lying in a white curtained bed in
a strange room, with a strange yet kind
and motherly face bending over Mmt
and his captain 6miling down into his
"You are coming round all right, old
fellow," he heard Stryker say. MIH call
the doctor now; he wanted to see you as
soon as you waked.
And then Quin came in and said a few
cheery words, and bade hi He still and
worry about nothing. The row was over.
thanks to 1dm, and he and poor Nolan
were the only victims; but it had been a
great shock to Mr. Maitland and ren
dered his condition critical.
rerry listened in silence, asking no
questions. For the time being he could
think of nothing but Nolan's loss. It was
such a cruel fate to be killed by those he
came to save.
All that day he lay there, dozing and
thinking alternately. He wondered at
the tenderness and devotion with which
the kind old Englishwoman nursed him
and seemed to anticipate his every want.
Quin came in towards evening and
dressed his wound, which now began to
be feverish and painful. He heard his
colonel's voice in the hallway, too, and
heard him say to the doctor that some
body at Rossiter was eager to come down
and take care of him. "Bosh!" said the
blunt surgeon; "I've a far better nurse
here and a reserve to fall 'back upon
that will be worth a new life to him."
And, weak and feverish though he was,
Perry s heart thrilled within him; he
wondered if it could mean Gladys. Two
days more he lay there, the fever skill
fully controlled by the doctor's ministra
tions, and the pain of his wound sub
dued by Mrs. Cowan's cooling bandages
and applications. But there was a burn
ing fever in his heart that utterly re
fused to go down. He strained his ears
listening for the sound of her voice or
the pit-a-pat of her foot fall in the corri
dor. At last he mustered courage and
asked for her, and Mrs. Cowan smiled
"Miss Maitland has been here three
times to inquire how you were; but it
was while you were sleeping, Mr. Perry,
and she rarely leaves her father s bed
side. He is very ill, and seems to be
growing weaker every day. I don't
know what we would have done if we
bad not found Dr. Quin here; he has
pulled him through two or three bad
seizures during the past year."
"Where had you known the doctor be
fore?" asked Perry, with an eager light
in his eyes.
Nowhere; but it was as though one
ef his own kith and kin had suddenly
made his appearance here to welcome
Mr. Maitland. The doctor is a first cousin
of Mrs. Maitland's; she was from Ire
land, and it was from her family that
the ranch was named. Lord Dunraven
is of the peerage of Ireland, you know,"
added Mrs. Cowan, with the cheerful
confidence of tho Englishwoman that
every person of any education or stand
ing must be familiar with the pages of
"Hovs- should I know anything about
it?" laughed Perry. He felt in merry
mood; another page in his volume of sus
picion and dread was being torn away,
and Quin's relations with the household
were turning out to be such as made
bim an object of lively interest, not of
Then came the callers from the garrison.-
It seemed as though all of a sudden
the blockade had been raised and that no
people were so warmly welcomed at
Dunraven as the very ones who had been
especially proscribed. Mr. Maitland,
weak and ill a3 he was, had asked to be
allowed to see CoL Brainard on the occa
sion of that officer's second visit; Stryker,
Dana, Graham and Parke had all been
allowed to come up and see Perry a few
moments, but Mrs. Cowan was vigilant
and remorseless, would allow them only
a brief interview, and, with smiling de
termination, checked her patient when
he attempted to talk. The third day of
his imprisonment Dr. Quin came scowl
ing in along in the afternoon, manifestly
annoyed about something, and said a few
words in a low tone to Mrs. Cowan, and
that usually equable matron fluttered
away down stairs in evident excitement.
'It's Mrs. Belknap," explained the
doctor, in answer to Perry's inquiring
look. "She has ridden down here with
Dana and sent her card up to Gladys
who can't bear the sight of her; I dont
know why; intuition, I suppose."
Presently Mrs. Cowan reappeared;
"Miss Gladys has asked to be excused, as
6he does not wish to leave her father at
this moment; and the lady would like to
come up and sea Mr. Perry.
"Tell her no!" said Quin, savagely.
No here: 111 go myself." And down
went the doughty medical officer, and
straightwav the rumbling tones of his
harsh voice were heard below: the words
were indistinguishable, but Mrs. Cowan's
face indicated that there was something
in the sound that gave her comfort. She
stood at the window watching the pair
as they rode away. '
"Miss Gladys shuddered when she had
to shake hands with her that day when
we came awa v from Mrs. Snrague's " said
she. "I hope that lady is not a particu
lar friend of yours, Mr. Perry?"
MWe have been very good friends in
deed," said he, loyally. "To be sure, I
have hardly known Mrs. Belknap a
month, but both she and the captain
have been very kind to me." All the
same, down in the bottom of his heart,
he did not wonder at Miss Maitland's
sensations. He was beginning to despair
of ever seeing her, and yet could get no
explanation that satisfied him.
"You know she can walk only with
great pain and dimcalty even now,
said Mrs. Cowan. . "Her ankle was very
badly wrenched, and she hardly goes
farther "than from her own to her fath
er's room. You ought to feel compli
mented that she has beea here to yowr I
door three times.
I feel more like butUnr mr brains
out for being asleep," muttered Perry ia
reply. "I wish you would wake me
next time, Mrs. Cowan. I shan't believe
until I see it, or hear her voioe at the
She had ezoueed herself to Mrs. Bel
knap, and the doctor had deoled that
lovely woman her request to be allowed
to oome up and see Mr. Perry; and yet
the very next day, when the big four
mule ambulance from Rossiter came
driving up to the front door, and Mrs.
Sprague and Mrs. Lawrenoe, escorted
by the colonel and Capt Stryker, ap
peared on the veranda, how did it hap
pen that the ladies were speedily ushered
upstairs to Miss Maitland s own room,
and that, after an animated though low
toned chat of half an hour with her,
they were marshaled, down the long cor
ridor by Mrs. Cowan in person, and, to
Perry's huge delight, were shown In to
his bedside? It looked as though Quia
were showing unwarrantable discrimina
tion. 8tryker and the colonel, too. came
in to see him, and the latter told him that
both Mr. Maitland and Mr. Ewen had
begged that the arrested soldiers might
not be punished. Including Sergt. Leaxy
and Kelly, there were now twenty men
under charges more or less grave-la their
character, and he had asked that a gen
eral court martial be convened for their
trial The colonel deeply appreciated the
feeling displayed by the stricken propri
etor and his overseer; he was touched
that even in his extreme illness and pros
tration Mr. Maitland should in tensed for
the men who had made so hostile aa in
vasion of his premises and brought upon
the inmates of Dunraven a night of dread
and anxiety; but discipline had to be
maintained, he replied, and the ringlead
ers in the move had been guilty of a
flagrant breach which could not be over
looked. But on the following day the fourth
of Perry's stay the doctor came down
with a face fall of gloom and distress.
Both nurse and patient noted it, and in
quired the cause. For a time Quin
avoided any direct reply: "something
had ruffled him up at the post," be an
swered: "can't tell you about it now.
HI do it by and by. I want to think."
He examined Perry's leg, dressed and re-
bandaged the wound, and then went
back to Mr. Maitland's room. They could
hear his voice in the hall after a while,
and Perry's heart began to throb heavily;
he was sure the low, sweet tones, almost
inaudible, that came floating along the
corridor, were those of Gladys. When
Mrs. Cowan spoke to him on some or
dinary topic, he Impatiently bade her
hush he could not bear to be disturbed
and, far from being hurt at his petu
lance, Mrs. Cowan smiled softly as she
Then Quin came back, and, after
fidgeting around a moment, abruptly ad
dressed his patient:
"Perry, do you remember that morn
ing you rode down here right after re
veille and met me on the trail or at
least would have met me if I hadnt
dodged and gone over to the other aide
of the valley?"
"Certainly I do, doctor."
"I may as well explain that singular
performance first You may have heard
that I didn't get along amicably with
your predecessors of the Eleventh. Their
colonel was asa enough to totally miscon
strue the purpose of my visits here, and
I was ass enough to make no explana
tion. The Maitlanda went away; 1 was
not called for again while the Eleventh
remained; and therefore I said no more
about it Mr. Maitland returned unex
pectedly soon after you came, and the
first I knew of it was the signal lights
telling me he was there, ill. and that I
was wanted. It was tho night of the
colonel's dinner party. I couldn't ex
plain then, and decided to go ct once
and explain afterward. When I met
you all of a sudden the next morning.
the first unpulso was to get away out of
your sight, and I obeyed it simply be
cause of the unpleasant experiences I
had been having with your fellow caval
rymen. I did not want to have to an
swer questions. See? I was ashamed
of it, but too late to turn back."
Perry nodded. "I understand it
now," he said.
"Well, what I want to ask is about
Sergt Gwynne. Did you meet him be
fore you got backr
"Yes a mile or so out from the post"
"You stopped and talked with him.
"Yes for several minutes."
Mrs. Cowan's needlework had fallen in
her lap. She was seated near the window,
and had been busily sewing. Now she
was looking up, eager and intent '.
"You've known him a long time,
"Yes ever since he joined. He's one
of the best sergeants I ever knew."
"You would hardly think him guilty
of any dishonesty, would you?"
Mrs. Cowan was rising from her chair;
the needlework had fallen to the floor.
"Dishonesty! Not by a good desir
was the reply that bade fair to be even
more impulsive, and was checked only
in deference to the presence of a woman,
"Well, neither would I, from what
I've seen of him: and yet Mr. Maitland's
seal ring was found on turn last night"
"My God! Of course he could explain
it in some way?"
"He couldn't or wouldn't He sim
ply stood there, white as a sheep except
where those bruises made him green and
blue. He had denied the charge flatly
when accused; and yet there it was ia
his chest I never saw any man so taken
aback as Capt Stryker; he said he would
have sworn to his innocence."
"So would I! so I do, by Jupiter! If
some foal plot! it's"
But he got no further. To his own
amaze, to the utter bewilderment of Dr.
Quin, Mrs. Cowan precipitated herself
upon her patient, seized the hand that
lay nearest her on the coverlet, mad
burst forth into half articulate, sobbing.
indignant words, mingled with 1 'ssf
showered passionately on that ssfonlsh-
"Oh, bless him for the words! Gh,
God bless you. Mr. Perryt Oh,
the fools! the lunatics! A
thief, indeed. The idea of .his
being feoeused! Oh, God! want
would his mother In heaven say to this?
As though he had not borne
far too much already! If a his
own his own ring, I tell you! Who
else should wear it? Who dare
take it from hhn now? Oh, the
infamy of it am . '
- In her wild excitement, ia her inos
herent praise and lamentation and wrath
and indignation, her voice, per boos.
ran? throturh the room
the broW corridor. Evealaiheir
heard a hurried seep ap-
a Bmptnf. katSag, palatal
4d and tmpalerwe. Qula,ak-
step, yet sapid
tak noataanilsll si of the sac
paid no aUenOoat Perry's
rained cnoa the door
war. wmere, the very aext ftnetaat with
pa&l teatares and startled mien,akdy
Pihiaad appeared and stood staring la
upon the apeetaoU of Mrs. Cowan its.
lag aad sobbing ever Perry ha
ready he had divined the truth, and
trove to warn the tear Uhvled woman
of her presence; hut Mrs. Cowan's ex
citement had Increased to the verge of
hysteria; she was Uughing and crying
now by turns, blessing her soldier patient
for ala faith in the accused sergeant and
then breaking forth aaew la tadigaaat
expletive, "Wao are his accusanT Who
dare say thief so aha? Xoto&e
iTCt 16 look him la the face! Taa the
very riag his mother gave aim,
his ownl his ewnr
And than the doctor seised her and
turned her so that she must see Gladys
Gladys, wild eyed, panting, staring, tot
tering forward from tho doorway. One
sharp cry from the woman's lips, eoe
spring towards the sssting form, and
she had caught the gui ia her arms.
"Gladys, Gladys, my Utile pet! my
own baby gfail Look up and thank God!
Pre tiled to keep my premise and hie
seoret until be released me, Tte tried
hard, but If s all useless; I cant I can't
Oh, Gladys, sweetheart your mother's
smiling down oa us this day. Who do
yoa tatak has come back to us, safe Mru1
strong and well and brave? Who but
your own brother, your own Archie,
Continued next week.
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
Washinotoic, D. C, March. 16.
Mr. Harrison was fortunate in be
ins out of town this week. lie es
caped the first exuberance of the
Blaine howlers, who have gone com
pletely wild, because the alleged re
ciprocity treaty has been formally
accepted by the Brazilian govern
ment, instead of being rejected, as
had been rumored, and because the
British government has agreed to
submit the Behrlng Sea disputo to
arbitration, reserving the right to
insist upon the payment of dama
ges by this government for what it
rails the illegal seizure of vessels
sailing under the Brit p?h flag. Be
fore crowning Mr. Blaine king of
the world of diplomach the Blainises
should procure a copy of the dis
patch of Lord Salisbury, sent to the
British Minister here last summer.
which was a part of the correspond
ence submitted to Congress at the
last session. They will find that the
proposition then made by Great Bri
tain to arbitrate was, with the ex
ception that it included the Canadian
fisheries dispute, substantially the
same as that now accepted by Lord
Salisbury. If there has been any
diplomatic victory won In these ne
gotiations Mr. Blaine was not its
Notwithstanding the statement
that Mr. Harrison has concluded not
to make the appointments of the
nine United States Judges until
Congress met again, the Republican
applicants for these life time posi
tions are patiently waiting for him
to return to the White House in or
der to renew the siege. His osten
sible reason for going to Maryland
was to shoot wild ducks, but I think
that his real reason to escape the
importunities of the "lame ducks"
of his party. It is thought here
that he will make these appoint
ments befere going to the Pacific
Coast in search of voters u the next
Republican National Convention,
and vote hunting jaunt is to begin,
very appropriately, in the neighbor
hood of thrSirstol'April. Attorney
General MfiSer Is said to be studying
the law nnder which these Judges
are to be appointed, as doubts have
been expressed of its constitution
ality. Secretary Foster is in Ohio, but
there is quite as much consternation
In the Treasury Department as there
usually is upon the change of an ad
ministration, and the Impression Is
generally that many heads are to
tall In order to make places for Fos
ter's machine Republicans.
Treasurer Hunston is expected to
return to Washington to-morrow,
but be will not, they say at the de
partment, again resume his duties,
although bis resignation has aot been
officially accepted. There is a well
defined rumor ht-re that Mr. Harri
son will try to get rid of Huston by
tendering him an important Corel gn
mission. Private Secretary Hal-
ford says there is nothing in it, but
It finds many believers neverthe
Last night at the hotel at which
Hon. , William R. Morrison lives,
there was a gathering of delighted
Ulinois Democrats exchanging con
gratulations upon the election of
Gen. Palmer to the United 8tates
Senate, and no one expressed more
pleasure than Mr. Morrison, who
had been prominently mentioned as
a candidate in case of the withdraw
al of Gen. Palmer: -
Republicans here take a special de
light in the knowledge that the ex
travagant appiopriatioos of the last
Congress will make a deficit In the
Treasury which-the Incoming Demo
cratic tongrea will have to provide
lor, either by reducing expenses or
increasing taxation, and they actual
ly have the "gall" to express their
delight to Democrats. Perhape when
the Democratic House begins to show
up some of the financial crookedness
ot the majority in the last Congress,
as it is almost certain to do, tbese
fellows will not feel quite so gleeful,
t .The Treasary Department has no
tified the claim agents that all pay
ments under the direct tax act will
be made to the States in trust for
citizens thereof from whom they
were collected and that no one will
be allowed to examine the direct-tax
records of the department unless an
thorized by one of the States td do
so. This is a black eye to the fra
ternity of claim agent, but It would
be safe to bet that copies of the de-
part,nen records were la thepceses -
ion or favoml IndlvidoaU U Cotr
the order was taued.
The Illegal ulr in Itehrluj: Nm
will have a lively tiro th.w
as fond ins tho arbitration the hlm
or Ureal Britain will wlt th uf
the Unttcd blatt in. putting att mi
to me DusinttM.
NEWS OF TUB -WKEK.
VA1U0U8 ITKMfl OF INTl'KIXT
O ATI I K II ED, A X I 11 1 1 1 1; F 1 A"
STATED SINCE OUU L.ST
last Tucwlay wm
Democratic victories iu Vermont.
carry local election In Iowa unl
The Alabama Legislature r.lll !
I make an appropriation for th
California ha iwhmhI theChltu
exclusion bill. It forbid iislnnt
all new comers.
General John M. Palmer wai hct
ed to the U. 8. Henae on the l.'ilih
ballot last "Wednesday. -
The recent storms made many
wrecks on the English cc a t in whU-h
as many aa 1 00 liven were lost.
Tho Mississippi levees have given
away at several points ami treat In-
Jury to planten In the valley will
Census Bureau anneuncc the pop
ulation of Louisiana by race Them
are about 8,000 more uegroes 1 ban
Bingham School will be moved to
Asheville. Tho site is near Hich
mond Hill on wet tddo of French
Iu New Orleans on last Saturday
morning 3,000 people met ami inarch
ed to the jail and lynched eleven
men, charged with the RHAastdnatkm
ot Cheif Hennexsy.
Ex-Speaker Reed says lie it am:u
ed at his own moderation. Exactly.
He thought he was a whale, when
he was only a moderate cat fUli.
New Berne Journal.
Senator-elect Palmer, of Illinois
is spoken of as the Democratic Presi
dential candidate for '92. He 1 7.1
years old and believe In tariil re
form and free coinage of tilver.
Hundreds of negroes that flocked
into the Territory of Oklahatim are
In a destitute condition. They aro
without home or shelter ami tho
small pox Is raging among them.
Tho Republican paity i letting
the colored brother drop. Among
the few. nominations by the Prct-i-dent
which the Senate refused to
confirm were the colored postmaster
at Vicksburgand the colored toliec.
tor of customs at Wilmington.
The Fifty-First Congress got away
with over f 1,000.000,000 of the peo
pie's money. Its successor will !x
confrented with a vacancy and not
a theory, when it looks for tho xor
plus that used to be. (JoMiboro
One thousand million dollars !
That is the sum spent by the Fifiy
first Congress. It In two hundred
millions more than the preceding
Congress thought was necessary.
However.-the common people have
to foot these bills, and perhajH they
will take pleasure indcing it. New
York Herald, Ind.
At a dinner in New York T. B.
Reed began his speech with the re
mark, "half the trouble In life U to
get a hearing." He wai thinking
about the Democrat ic minoriy in
the last Congress when he said that,
about the trouble they had in trying
to get a hearing, and how they did
n't get f L WJ1. Star.
THE AGONY OP PALME !'
The General Assembly U gone.
We can say most truthfully that we
miss our friends. We think the
State will have no caue to regret
the worker the Legislature :.f IhiH.
The only i egret we have In connec
tion with the coming and going o
Our law-makers has relation to tlu
agonies that certain political pro
phets of several sorts and complex
ions in rut be suffering at this very
momcr.t. These same con fldent pro
phets told he people of the tate mm!
of the world at large, that a Farm
ers Legislature could be relied upon
to ostracise lawyers and other pro
fessional men, to enact the most odi
ous clasps legislation, to discredit the
character and standing of our good
old State, ane? to make foolhof them
selves generally. Well, a Farmers'
Legislatuie has come and gone. The
lawyer are about as numerous ami
cheerful as we htve ever known
them no one of them that we know
of complains of having had his name
written upon a shell. We have heard
of no odious legislation, and we know
of no discredit done to the State at
the late session of the General Assembly-
And certainly no one who
watched their behavior during the
two months they were in Kalelgh,
will say that they conducted them
selves otherwise than as enlightened
and patriotic gentlemen. We Are
sorry that the person who lately in
dulged so freely in gloomy predic
tions regarding a Fanners Legisla
ture are compelled to be regarded as
also prophets, lift when men take
op callings for wIuch they are fitted
by neither nature ur grace, they
must take what tollows. Progres
An eminent surgeon says says that
with four cuts and a few stitches he
can alter a man's face so his own
mother would not enow him. That'
nothing. " Any
newspaper ran do
only one cut. Ex,
1 that much with