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Gladys, in the cool solitude uf her pretty
apartment, soon recovei herself.
"Oli. mother, dear, how Hilly I am. but
It seemed to ('Mine cm m with such a
burst, tin' ! iiitii- uf th-" eop!e, and the
raniitr of lain place, ami tin- ease and
comfort willi which I shall be surrounded
for the rest of ni y life, that I really
couldn't hilji it. It wi. too miiib for
"My dearest child. I "an quite under
stand it. am) make ever? allowance. You
hare echicved n mo' splendid position
for yourself, ami it i 'piite nut tirnl tbnt
the know -Mife should seem almost too
mucb for yon nt tirst. Hut you will soon
get used to it, ami fi'i'l more at home here
than in'Cardigan place."
Tho conversation is i.T. rrupted at this
Juncture liy a ii at th- door, and Lady
Kenton Appear on the threshold.
"May I come in. Lady Mountcarron?
Can I he of nny us:-? I am afraid the
long railrond joiiruey an ! thi wunn day
baa overtired you."
"I did feei tired, I am lictter now.
thank you. I have handy had time to
nay a word to yon yet. I.:idy Kenton, and
1 have heard no much of you from Mr.
Lailv itenton smile.
"Doc my wild Jeinmie really find tiifie
to nay anything of bin oid sinter during
the gajetii of a lyondoii life? I hnrdiy
thought an. I am afraid he mut have
had very little ol interest to tell you."
"Oh, yes, indeed. I neard all about
Nutley and little ll"gh, 'ind yourself, un
til I beeame quite anxious to make your
acquaintance. Has Mr. Ilrooke returned
to Carrouhy yet?" asks Gladys, miner
"No. and I do not expert to see hiu,
till dinner-time. He had mime minor
duties, such ax looking after the ten
ants' uiiuierx and l.idl rinera' feea. to
attend to on In half of hi i'oiiin. whii-h
may itnrn hiui for th aftenioon."
"Mr. Hfooke ia the preHiiuiptive heir
to the earld.jm," renin rk Olailya, not
nithcnndini; a glnnee of caution from
her in.il her.
"He has never looker' on himnelf in
that lieht," replies I.ady Itentuti jfravrly.
"Wb have aluays hoped and expected
that Mountnirron would marry and carry
on the family in a direct line. It wan wi
unfor: unate that all the hrothers should
be taKen from ua. Hut in old Conuteiis,
our grandmother, wa eoiiHiimptive, and
they inherited a tendency to the dis
ease. "Mr. Brooke is not consumptive, la he?"
aka 'Sladyii, with andden intercut.
Lady Iteinoii milea a', hei anxiety.
"No, nor the Karl either You need have
no fe.ir on their account. I.ady Motirit
rarron. 1 do not thinK they have the
hat nymploun of wi'ni liiiua. If you
had b'ard .lemmie lioiit':.C to the work
men "hia uiorninK you would have al
olveI him of the aiispicon at all events."
"And Mounicarroti do a not look in
delicate heaitb, certainly " replica (iiudyK,
laiiKhinR. "Home one xucuwd him to bo
forty the other day, because he is so fat.
I think he looks older than my dad."
"My dear, what an extraordinary idea!"
exclaims Mr. Fuller.
Olady does not. as I.ady Iletttnti
prophemed, meet Mr. Hrooke until the
family assembles for dinner. She per
ceive him then, stnndiu in the shade of
the draw iiiK-room, attir d in his evening
uit and toukiny so exactly as he used to
do in the dajs before her iiuirriaK''. when
he siient half the time at her father's,
house, that she rushes no to hurl effusive
ly, and holds out her bund.
"Ah! how do you doV I have been
loimin o see you, and thank you for
my lovely arch. It is mayniliccnt. I bad
no iil.':i it would be so hib, nor such a
Muss of dowers."
"You must l! nnk the people of Oar
ronby, rnM.er Ihiin me. !.ndy Moimtrnr
rou," he says, ns he holds her hand for
an Intitai !, .'ind drops it again. "There
was tMrdly (I co'tancr vho did not strip
his little -iicden to contribute llowers for
the arch, nid nil the men worked at its
erection wi'ii kooiI will. I merely di
rected their efforts."
"1 shall xploiv the park and woods,"
exclaims iluilys Kityly. "and Mr. Hrooke
ahull be my cavalier. You promised to
show me oil tha beuuties of Carrouhy,
remember, when we were in Iondoti, and
I have looked forward o niiich to becom
ing, acijuainted with then.."
"No one could point them out to you
better than Jem." a?' her husband,
"for ne know every Micii and stone iiMin
the place. You must take her to Moon
light IMI, .lent, ami the lover' seal, and
the haunt of the red deer (ilndy i just
of your mind in such mutters. She can
fall In rhapsodic over wood and water."
"I am stir I should be very happy,"
stammer Mr, Hrouke; "but "
"Are you cnungcd T' Jemnuds Gladys
"No; but -Elinor, what are you going
to do ihls morning?"
"Nothing in particular, Jeinmie. I am
at your service, il you want uie."
"Ob! that will be nil right, then. We
can mnko party and .'Xplore the wood
together. Take Hugh with you, Kllnor. J
pro.uiscd the little cha s run."
(iladys is not In very good humor when
they meet again. She cannot understand
Mr. Hrookc's evident disinclination to
take a ramble alone w.tb her, and her
vanity i wounded.
Nothing goe sight with I.ady Monnt
rarrou that morning. The sun I too hot.
the grass In the shad" too damp, th
bramble In the woodlrnd path catch
and tear her dre, and h i afraid of
the red deer.
Moonlight Dell I a unarming pot In
tbi center of th park, whnrc a rapid de
dlTity lead to a piece of mater, fringed
with bulrushes and purple and yellow
aaga, and bearing whim waien watw
li I in on Its motionless breast. '
Standing by it the grotind on flther
Ida riM high enough ti screea the bona
and out-buildings, and i is over shadowed
by some of the finest tree on the enate
"It well deserves it t,aine." remarked
Lady Heiitou, "for uotbing can look more
fiiiry-like and beautif il than it does,
under the light of the i-inon. You have
often seen it so, have yon not. Jeinmie?"
"Ye! years ago, before the world had
robbed my nature of the small spark of
romance it once imh-shI. 1 usi-d to
come here on summer evenings, and try
and eoinpofe poetry.'
"I am tired," confess' (iladya. "and I
should like to return nome. am not
used to such long ramble." And whej
she re.n hes the house ..he walks straight
up to her boudoir, and does, not apixar
agniii till luui'b is on the table. And then
she coidines her convcr,.-!;tioii entirely to
her mother and Lady Kenton. Sue is
anghy with Mr. Brook- and bis evident
avoiil.irn e of her company.
(ieneral and Mr. I'uiler have arranged
to return to Ioiidon i l s fortnight,. and
Lady Uenton has decid"d that her party
shall leave Carronby H iuse at the same
A day or two before their departure
Olady comes unexpectedly upon Mr.
Ilrooke in the garden. He is half asleep,
lying full Icnglh on a bench under the
shade of a huge mulbeiry tree, and he
has gone there with the intention of pick
ing up some of the fruii. As soon a he
sees her he jump up, and prepare to
bent a retreat.
"1 should think yon might offer to
bring me a basket to put these mulber
ries in, Mr. Hrooke. See! how they are
siaiiiing my lingers."
"I w ill, of course, If yon desire it. Lady
Monntiarron. Where shall I find a
"There are Severn in the hall. Now,
be quick, and bring it tmck yourself."
He does as she bids liim. and a he
hoi Is ,! bv the bn !!" f - ' " : ' in the
fruit in v .'etalin. .: . . .1 uero.,.. r band
uud tonki. ., in his face
"Why are you so chinged to me?"
" 'hrim-cd -cbnngcd,'- he stammered;
"in what war?"
"Oh! you know well enough. You
needn't profess ignorance, Y'oti are not
a bit the same as you W're when we met
"You were not mnrrnd then." he an
"What difference dots that make? 1
was engaged to be married! Hcnidcs,
then you werr not my ousin, and now
''What do you want me to do? Where
have I failed?"
"In everything! 1 oui see that you
don't care about me any longer, us you
used to do. You neve-- come near me
when I am singing or sitting by myself--and
you never say anything nice to me.
I believe you hate me."
"Oh! Lady Moiinlct.-ron! bow very,
very mistaken you are?"
"There ng.'iln!. You always call me
'Lady Moantcarnvn.' Jen you promised
to call me '(iladys.' "
"Hut if my cousin should object "
"Why should he object .' He calls Lady
Kenton 'Klinor.' and shi is only bis cou
sin, as I am yours."
"I thought it was the proper thing to
do. My sister had warned me not to be
too familiar with yon nt first, for fear
Mountcarron might not like it and I-I
thought, too, it was more prudent. Hut
I will never think no again, if you wish
me not to."
"And you will take me walks through
the forest ?"
"I will take you anywhere you like."
"Ami tench me how to ride on horse
back?" "Yes! yes!"
"And how to skate?"
"And bow to skate, even in the middle
of summer, if you wish it. Only hxik on
me as a friend, nnd call me Jeinmie."
"There's my band upon It, Jemmie,"
she says, sweetly. He takes the slende'
hand, and raises it to his feverish lips.
"This seals the compact," he murmurs.
Then they shake the tree together, and
the ripe mulberries come rattling down
ukjh their heads, staining their clothes,
and making them laugh like two children
up to mischief.
As Mr. Hrooke carries the basket of
fruit to the house, and sec (iladys fit
ting before him in her white dress nnd
broad -brimmed hat, like a spirit of the
(lowers, he sighs inwardly, and thinks:
"Oh! my broken resolutions. What is the
use of the fight I had with myself if a
few kind words from her can make nie
forget them all? Hut how could any man
resist accepting nil invitation so tendered 1
I am not made of adamant."
He battles hard with himself, notwith
standing, during that nnd the following
day, and lias quite made up hi mind to
return with hi ister to Nutley, when
fate steps in, and knocks all hi good In
tentions on the head."
It I the morning of departure, and
Mountcarron i lamenting over the loss
of hi gucnls.
"What art we to do without them.
Olndya?" he nsk. "It is too bad of
them all to desert ua at the same moment.
Come, Jem, there' no reason you should
go, at all ewnl. Htny on at Cnrrouhy
for a few weeks, like a good fellow."
"It's very kind of you to ask me, Mount
carron; but "
"There's no 'but in the matter, my boy.
Klinor ran do without you, I'll be hound;
and you're no earthly nse nt Nutley."
"My portmanteau is packed and on the
carriage," continue Jeinmie.
"Hother your portmanteau," exclaims
the Karl. "Hero, William," to a servant,
"have Mr. Hrooke' portmantenu taken
off the carriage nnd carried back to his
Mr. Hrooke till lnnds irresolute, but
an unconscious attraction makes him
raise hi eye'. They meet those of
Gladys. , ' ;
"Wou't you tay?" he ask, softly,
"Oh! yes; of course! I menn to," he
answers, hurriedly, and Immediately bus
ies himself in seeing after the comfort
of his sister, aud handing Mrs. Fuller
Into the carriage that is to take her and
the (Jeneral to the station. The fare
well are spoken the visitors hnre de
parted -Mountcarron ha walked oil to
the ktal.ies. !ady and Mr. llr...l.e r
b ft ai'ce.
"Tlnttik you, co'ixin." she sas. sweetly;
rrd li e joimg man gives uimsWf up to
ttie fasciiialiot! ol her socirly.
After this defeat Mr. KnxAe oi asc to
fiht witn hims-lf altogether. After nil
as he thiiiki what is there to light
about? The irrevocable cannot be iin
d U';! Clady is his cousin's wife. a:cl.
s.me he withe it. it is absur-J that he
should deny hii.isclf the pleasure uf !-ing
her friend, because he cau be nothing
more. She shall never guess the f'-elings
be has b -en hoi I enough to entertain for
her. and after a while be will forget the
pain lo r presence rucmi him. or be cured
of it, or grow accustomed to it. ami lie
can look on her in the smiiio light iu
which she regards him. And so he re
iiiuins. on an indefinite visit to Carrouhy ,
and lets the stream of circumstance car
ry him, resist lessly. to his fate.
Meanwhile, Ijinl Mountcarron hunts or
suiwriniends the farming operations, or
slim, her comfortably in his arm-chair
after a l-mg day' run. and a good dinner,
lie sees no harm in the two young puo
ple Ix-iiig thrown constantly together.
He is too indolent and scitisb to see it.
Iird Mountcarron was very much "iu
love" with his young wife when he mar
iier: but that event took place now
1 .iiy four months ago, and when a man
has possess'd a woman for four months,
his passion is apt to have cooled, lie
believe that he love (iladys just as
much as he ever did he would not miss
her from Cnrronby House for all the
world he thinks her as beautiful and
graceful a on the day she became his
wife but he is quite willing that all the
trouble of her shall fall on other hands.
A month has passed, hut there is no
talk of the young man returning to his
own home. His huuters have been trans
ferred from Nutley to the Carrouhy sta
ble, and Lady Kenton drives over in her
pony-chaise one or twice a week, and
call him a "la.y boy," and asks if he
mean to take up bis residence at Car
ronby altogether. But no one urge him
to return home, and something in his
own heart urges him very strongly to
stay, (iladys and lie have besme like
brother and sister or no it seems to
She tell Jemmie everything in fact,
a great deal more than she ought to tell
him. and he listens, and sympathizes,
and condoles with her. Hut the most
fata mistake she makes is to tell him she
doesn't love her husband. He has never
suspected It before, and the revelation
conies upon him like a shock. They are
walking in tiie park together, nnd (iladys
has been twitting him iimli his solemn
looks. In truth, Jemmie both looks and
feels sad that morning. Something has
been said at breakfast-time about their
plans for the next year, which has made
him realize that, however, intimate he
may be when they are at home, in nil the
important nlfairsof life, they two. Moiint
enrron and (ilnily, will be together, and
he will be alone.
"Cheer up. Jemmie,
a pause on his part,
you with tliat long
"I cannot tell you,
" snys (Iladys. nfter
"I can't bear to see
face. What's the
Gladys. 1 hardly
know myself. Only I feel sad sometimes
to think that this pleasant life of ours
cannot last forever."
"Why shouldn't it? A long as we are
alive, that is to say."
"You forget Mountcarron," say Mr.
"No. I don't! I wish I could. Hut I
never cared for him, you know."
She blurts it out in her cureless fashion,
and her companion believes at first she
must be joking.
"Ob, (iladys, don't say that even in
"Hut il isn't jest it's the truth! Why.
Jemmie," stopping short In the pathway
and confronting him, "yon never thought
I cared for him, did you?"
"Why, of course I did: and I think o
now. What else should you marry him
This plain question brings the blood into
Gladys' check, but she answers it blunt
"To he a countess. Y'ou don't suppose
I meant to remain nn old maid, do you?
or to become a plain Mrs, Jones, or Tomp
kins, without any money or position, or
anything else? Why. I declare you are
n bad as my old dad."
There i silence between them then K.
a few moments. Jemmie does not know
what to answer to her frank avowal.
His young blood is Isdling and bubbling
in his veins, at the idea tluit she does nol
love her husband, and yet he cannot say
that he approves of it.
"And you don't love him? Y'ou are sure
of it." continues Mr. Hrooke. "Isn't it a
little freak on your part? Hasn't he
been hasty, or made you Jealous?"
"Made mc jealous!" interrupt the
Connies, scornfully; "lie couldn't, if he
"And yet you can be jealous of a
friend," says Jemmie; "for 1 got it hot
from you for riding with Miss Kuaherton
"I don't choose that you should ride
with Miss Kuaherton," replied (iladys,
proudly; "she is h forward, presuming
girl, and you will have all Carronby say
ing you arc engaged to her, next."
"And what if they did? She has plenty
of money. Why shouldn't I marry her
for her money a you did Mountcar
ron?" (ilnily dart a look at him of mingled
fear nml anger; a look he I not slow to
understand. He quiet her by laying hi
hand upon her nrin.
"Don't be afraid, Glndy; the bnns are
not put up yet; you will not lose your cou
sin this time. But I renlly don't see why
1 shouldn't follow your example."
"I do. A girl 1 quite different from a
man. She ha to look out for herelf in
this world. And nnd don't think the
worse of me for what I have told you,
Jemmie. I have never told any one else,
except tny daI. But it's all for the best.
Isn't it? If I had not married Mountcar
ron I should never have met you."
She make the assertion with all the
I bought lens defiance of a child meaning
nothing beyond what she aays and little
dn-nmliig of the hopes that she awakens
In hi;r coinin ion's breast.
From the moment of her avowal of in
difference to her husband, Mr. Brooke
views everything that (iladys say or
doe, from another standpoint, nnd it 1
too soon Inevitably followed by a second
confession, that la, of lore for herself.
11 doe not mean to tell It he betray
it Involuntarily by far the most danger
on mode for man to let a woman know
be cares for her. It is only an accidental
touch of her hand an averted face and
flushed cheek that tell tha tale. It
i biis h.-ti--ru-4 fifty times Iwfure, and she
j ti:i r- iid n-rtMii? in t'je s'gn t'l.-'t i ll.w
I it. i'ut tu-d;iy 'ie does. To-dsy. fate.
or i-liaiiee, or whatever it is that u.i
itself up wpn our in-ir. :: I alf.i'r. and
twist ;ml turns them et i; wii'. witb
oct any ref.Teic e to vnr wi-lu-a, sud leniy
pulls the lei fnen her eyes, and flu"
k:'ow thut James Brooke love her. M ire
si.il. he sees the knows it. an l after that.
' tin- young man fels tin re is but one tiling
i to be d.,iie. He iuiil have Carmuiy.
! No word i exchanged le t w een tin in of
! the dicuvTT thev have uinile. but their
eyi s !u et. and language is i!iiiiecsary.
GUdjs turns away, more sadly luJii in
dignantly, and Jemmie say:
"The sooner I go bacU to Nutley, the
bctnr. don't you tl i ! m?"
"Yes." replies (ii:olys. -La-ty Kenton
bus wanted you there for s.tiie ; line.
Christinas will be here iu another fort
night." And so, without further demur, he
leaves i hem.
Mr. and Mrs. Preudergast, with their
baby and several other guests, arrive
ali.cir this time to six'tnl Christmas at
Carronby. and her thoughts are diverted
fur a while from Mr. Hrooke.
I To ls continued.')
Waning on Growth.
Able, energetic, Mid conscientious
faioi is nficii force a trajric element in
to the lives of their childn n by refus
ing to recognize the tiiM-cftsiiy of wait
ing on grow tii. Such fathers are linpa
ti'tit of indecision nml uncertainty;
they expect their children to know
what they w'uiit to do and to set about
doing it. Any delay' or vacillation of
choice they regard an bi'traynig intel
lectual or moral liillrinit y. and they
drive iiinl threaten at the critical hour
when faith, patience and affection re
specially iieeded. For the great ques
tion of life work is not to be settle! off
hand with MJii;e Isijh and girls; and
these not of the dull and frivolous, but
of the eaniiiq and gifted kind. It ofteu
happen, in the case of u Isiy of geiilUH,
that the divinely appoint. wl way iu
which hf la io walk 1 slow In discov
ering itself; the boy inutst wait ou Ills
own development; and there is no ex
perience more Holitary and dishearten
ing. Such a Imy neel8 the tiinst affec
tionate and trustful ntino:-plicre, and
he often gets reproaches and coldness.
His Inability to take the plain pathw,
which his fellows are taking with KUch
courage and promise of mtcccua, is In
terpreted as indicating lack of force,
when, as a matter of fact. It Is often
superabundance of force not yet fully
uinlerstood and mastered which holds
him back. Nothing ix ambler than the
mlKUuilernta ruling uf a child, at a crit
ical moment, by a father whose only
desire Is for the true success of his chil
dren but who has not learned to wait
on growth. The Outlook.
The Suit in's KtrnnKP Army.
The Janizaries are uulinie in the his
tory uf the world. Nothing; like them
lias ever been known In the constitu
tion of any State. We think of them
oniohtnv iu association with the Mame
lukes of Kgypt, but though there were
some points In common between them,
they differed w idely In their character
and aim. The Mamelukes, though orig
inally a race of slaves, founded a sov
ereign dynasty in Kgypt; but the Jani
zaries, even at tho height of their pow
er, never cea.sed to be soldiers, nnd they
maintained throughout all their history
the proofs and symbols of their lowly
origin. They made and unmade sov
ereigns, but Uiey never aspired to the
high positions of state, and were con
tent to fill their original posts. Not
one of their number ever occupied the
throne of Turkey, and the whole corps
acted ostensibly only as lt guardians.
They formed the first (standing army
of which we have any record; but they
were appointed not as the defenders of
the national interests, but simply as the
executors of the personal designs of the
Sultan. The name by which they were
best known and which Inspired most
awe was Yenltzcr, signifying in Turk
ish the new army, bet-augo. it supersed
ed, a a perpetual and consolidated
force, the old troos which were raised
only In emergencies and scattered
when war was over. Good Words.
A Prince, as a Priest.
Prince Max of Saxony, who nan re
cently taken up ids alnslc in London us
a Catholic priest at the Church of St.
Hoiiiface, l iiloli street, Whltcchapel, Is
the fourth son of Prince George, Duke
of Saxony, and nephew of the King of
Saxony. When lie became a priest, he
formally' renounced all bis rights to the
throne to , which his father Is heir.
Prince Max is only 2(1 years of age, and
he quitted the German nrtny to enter
a monastery a few years ago. His de
termination to retire from the world
and to enter the priesthood Is said to
be due to an unfortunate attachment
he cntortnlne'l for Princess Fedora of
Scliloswlg-Holoicii. By his modesty
he has become veij popular among the?
poor In theKnst End. U'.a reply to the
cheers raised In his honor upon the
occasion of Ills first visit to the Geel
lcnvereln," or worklngmen'g club, at
tached to the mission, was, "I come
amongst you, not as a Prince, but sim
ply as n priest. I am a worker myself,
for, to my mind, no honor is so great
as that of labor."
Trees Crowned by Mistletoe.
A few miles out of the town of Kotien
there la an avenue of tree, chiefly old
apple and oak. This avenue la about
two miles long, and In winter every
tree wear a crown of mistletoe, and
cluster of parasite Oil almost every
Joint It ia supposed to he the only
avenue In the world where such a sight
la to he seen, or where tho romantic
and festive plant k to be found In such
"I suppoae you are fond of 8haks
peare," said one legitimate actor to ah
othef. "Of course I am." 'Then why,
In the name of humanity, do you Insist
on acting his playi?" Washington Star,
MeCliinerT and I obor.
Improved mac'jlEery stands to big'i
wa;;es in a two-fuIJ relation It is at
om-e cause and effect, says the lCdiu
bitrgh Review. The better a machine
with which a man works the more pro
ductive is bis labor and the more valu
able consequently to bis employer. Ou
the other hand, the hijjher the wages
paid the greater is the Inducement to
the employer to use more and more
productive machinery aud so reduce
lii expenses. Not only is the lalior
employed in connection with improved
machinery more highly paid, a.s we
have seen, tliui. any other, but the In
creased cost of It Is a powerful stim
ulus to further improvement. Thus a
strike among the boot and shoe mak
ers of Massachusetts a few years back
resulted in t lie Invention of a machine
w hich reduced the number employed iu
the operation of "lasting" by M per
cent. And in thin connect ion we notice
a curious paradox, viz. that machin
ery should not be made to last too
In times of depression it is the firms
which use old-fashioned machinery
which are the first to suffer, as, for
instance, visiting Oldham In ISHli, Mr.
Schoenhof found that the cotton spin
ners were making no profits at all.
whereas at Rochdale a newly built
mill, fitteilvith all the latest and best
Inventions, was doing; well, the rea
son tielng that not only was the ex
pense of working less, but waste had
been greatly diminished. Such im
provements are often resisted or at
least viewed with little favor by the
workmen themselves, who see in the!
improvements a mentis of superseding
their own labor. But they have not
grasped the key to the situation and
have not understood how closely the;r
own earnings are bound up with their
Goal of Lalinr Movement.
The lulior movement, In Its broadest
terms. Is the effort of men to live the
lives of men, says Professor Ely. It
Is the systematic organized struggle of
the masses to obtain primarily more
leisure and larger economic resources;
but that Is not by any means all, be
cause the end aud purpose of It all Is
a richer existence for the tollers, and
that with respect to mind, soul and
body. Half conscious though it may
be, the labor movement Is a force push
ing toward the attainment of the pur
pose of humanity; In other words, the
end of the growth of mankind, namely,
the full and harmonious development
in each Individual of all human facul
tiesthe faculties of working, perceiv
ing, knowing, loving; tho development,
iu short, of what capabilics of good
there may be In man.
The true significance of the labor
movement Is this: It Is an attempt
to bring to pass the Idea of human de
velopment which has animated sages,
prophets and poets of all ages; the Idea
that a time must come when warfare
of all kinds shall cease, and when n
peaceful organization of society shall
find a place wherein its framework is
for the best growth of each personal
ity and shall abolish all servitude in
which one but suliserres another's
gains. Nor should It excite surprise
to divert the movement from Its true
path Into destructive by-ways. False
guides are ever found combating true
leaders, and there ifi backward motion
as well as advance. Hut frequent
whirlpools and innumerable eddies do
not prevent the onward march of the
Convict Labor in Ohio.
At the last session of the Ohio Legis
lature a bill lecame a law which now
promisee to do more thsin any legisla
tion yet enacted toward solving the
perplexing question of what to do with
the products of convict labor. It was
entitled "An act providing for the eco
nomical use and disposal of the prod
ucts of the several benevolent, penal
and reformatory Institutions of the
State of Ohio." In It are embodied the
essential details for an exchange of
products between the Institutions men
tioned, and which will have the good
effect of wiping out competition be
tween Inmates of State supported in
stitutions and free labor, and at the
same time reduce the burden on tax
payers to a minimum.
By this law a commission Is created,
composed of one member of the Imards
of trustees of each of tho State hospi
tals at Athens, Cleveland, Columbus,
Ihiyton, Longvlew, Masslllon and To
ledo, Columbus Institution for t lie
blind, the working home for the blind
at Iberia, Columbus Institution for
feeble-minded youth, the soldiers nnd
sailors' orphnns' home, boys' industrial
school at Lancaster, the girls' indus
trial home at Delaware, tho Ohio hos
pital for epileptics nt Gnllipolls, nnd
one member each of the boards of man
agers of the Ohio penitentiary and the
State reformatory. This commission
Is to meet on tho fourth Monday of
April of each year and arrange plans
of supplying to other Institutions the
articles produced In each.
Evidence of the Black List.
P, J. Riley, a brnkemau on the (Jrcat
Northern, running from this city to
Breckinridge, was killed at Breckin
ridge on Friday night while coupling
cars, snya the Dakota Kurnlist. Thus
one more victim Is added to the thou
sands of slaughtered railroad employes.
Riley's true name was John Twomb
ley. Being blacklisted for participa
tion In the Pullman strike, be assumed
the name of Riley. Every man seek
ing employim-m froiii a railroad com
puny must furnish a record giviujj Ue
previous place of employment. HlU-7
was a friend who had q lilted ra'l-oa J
ing with a clear record and he loaned
Twombley bis name ',vd Ins r--or1 and
he secured a Job, w;i!ch ended In bis
death. There are hundreds of people
who deny the existence of the black
list, by which honest men are denied
the right to earn a living, but the d-ad
body of John Twombley gives the lio
to such denial.
'Iru inTze a Label I-eaeue.
Tradi-s-iinion!sts of New York City
have organized a label league, which is
designed to exercise a jurisdiction over
all the territory embraced In greater
New York. Among the trades which
have signified their Intention of be
coming atlillaled are the printers, cl
garmakers, tobacco workers, iron mold
ers, marble workers and waiters. Fol
lowing is the preamble to the constitu
tion of the league:
"All good citizens will join hands
wllh organized labor in the promotion
of fair conditions of employment at
living wages and reasonable hours.
The introduction and spread of union
labels, stamps, bullous, shop placards,
etc.. Is a work jn which labor men re
ceive the approval and co-operation of
t'e entire consuming public.
"The union label is a dignified pro
test against convict and child -lulior,
against the unclean tenement-house
and the unsanitary hakeshop. and is a
trademark of good workmanship. It
offers to consumers generally a simple
and direct means of commending just
and friendly relations between employ
ers and employes.
"The union label Is a potent factor In
the solution of I lie labor problem. Its
extended recognition creates a greater
demand for iitiion-niade goods, anil the
organized agitation to. this end brings
the various unions Into close and nat
urally harmonious-relations, and gives
them a better mutual understanding of
each other's interests."
rnctori- Act in V ctor'a.
Students of factory legislation can
not fail to be interested in the new
factories act of the British colony of
Victoria. It is one of the most drastic
In the world, since it establishes, for
the first time in history, it Is chiimed.
a legally enforceable minimum wage,
which is embodied In this clause: "No
person whosoever, unless In receipt of
a weekly wage of at least 2s (id, shall
be employed In any factory or work
room." A factory is defined as a place
In which four persons, or, If steam or
other artificial power is used, two per
sons are employed, the employer count
ing one. The act as a whole is long,
complicated and rigorous, it being pro
vided that any manufacturer convicted
three times of violating the act shall
lose his factory license, that is, be driv
en out of his business by the State.
So stringent an act is possible only
through the existence of a powerful
A now organization is the Paper Car
riers' union of Cincinnati and adjacent
Bicycle factories in Great Britain, ac
cording to an estimate, can now pro
duce ToO.OOO wheels annually.
The subject of accidents to working
men will be considered by an Interna
tional conference in Brussels this sum
mer. Improved machinery In the manufac
ture of furniture has displaced from 50
to 75 per cent, of the persons formerly
With a new wood-turning device one
boy can furnish material for musical
Instruments that used to be turned out
by twenty-five men.
More laws regulating women and
child labor are pending In the Indi ina
Legislature, which will be nior; strin
gent than existing measures.
Sale of co-operative societies in En
gland last year are estimated to have
reached $.n,()0(),(H!0 and to have employ
ed In that time 7,1-10 persons.
Each member of the C'iganunuoi'S'
union In (iermntiy will contribute a
sum equal to fiO cents for the support of
tne striking Hamburg dock workmen.
The City Council of Pithsburg will
shortly take action on an ordinance
which provides for the employment of
union men only on work giveii out by
Brooms said to have been made in a
Pennsylvania penitentiary were sold
In small towns Iu the State recently
with the Inscription "Made In a union
An offer of "a home and a Job for
$100" Is made to people who are willing,
to take the money aud themselves to
Co-opolls, Miss., near the Gulf of Mex
ico. It Is a co-operative community.
A cut In wages of the Governor of
Minnesota and other State employes is
proposed In a resolution Introduced by
Mr. Ilelmordlnger, who wants tho re
duction to go In force next year.
There is a manufactory In Baden,
Germany, where, when an Improvc
men In, the lino of labor-savlnic ma
chinery I Introduced, some of the
profits arising from the Innovation are
given the workmen.
The new superintendent of tho Ohio
State La 1x5 r Bureau at Cleveland an
nounces his Intention of making the
office "what the law of the State pur
posed It should be," s. meant of fur
nishing employment to anion men.
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