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THE NEW; NORTHWEST," THURSD A r, DECKMBEll 29, 1881.
THE BEGINNING DF.THE END;
' '' An Enolish Talk.
A. Ji. CLE VE LAX, I).
Enter-!, srrordlng to Act of Congrww.ln tb esr .11, In
t he office of th IJbrarUn of CongrM tit WahHl(ton.
- . , ' CHAPTER XVI. ,7 .
As each week rolled round, Will Brownly re
ceived TT let ter from 1 M r, Bedford notl f y 1 ng Ji 1 m
that bis assessment for the support Of MhBose
Hanson was due; and each week Will sent twenty-one
ablings from hit earnings. j
One day Just after Mr. Bedford had received this
no-called assessment, and had placed It In his vest
pocket, blr partners entered the offlce and the I
messenger came In bearing a large sealed package
In his hand. .. r
-"Ah I" exclaimed Mr. BedrdV't rr
- Taking the package from the messenger, he said:
"' V , . "Please give me your attention, gentlemen, for
. ; . . a few minutes. You will remember that some
time ago we had a, conversation about the best
way to retain the monopoly of the secret we have
for preparing straw. 'I was fearing that this mo
nopoly would slip away from us. You will re
' member we bought this secret from Mr Hanson,
. who bad a legal right to sell It But the woman
' . had obtained a" divorce from him, and but for one
unfortunate circumstance a fortunate one for us,
by the bye would no doubt have commenced
business-again, of course using her peculiar
method of preparing the straw." .
iV What was this unfortunate-circumstance for
her but fortunate for us V asked Mr. Smith.
ui WM about to tell you.-Mrs. Hanson has lost
her reason i she Is Insane. You left the matter In
1 my hands. I went to see her, and found that she
would probably reeoverher reason again. , No
time was to be lost, and something was done. - J
proposed to her friends to place her under the care
. . of a. physician J n short, In an asylum; and," he
continued, exultantly, "I now hold lnmy band
letters patent granted to the firm of Bedford A Co.
tar tha process of-preparing-atrawr-We are aafer
.gentlemen. I think I ought to be congraulated."
"Walt," said Mr. Smith. ""Let me understand
this, If-you please. I left, you will remember,
rather suddenly that morning, and I want the
particulars now, ..You found that woman who
lMOWrerThTs"Troces to be crazy, did I under
"stand you?" r ,'
, "That Is what I said, Mr." Smith," said Mr. Bed
"T-And for fear ahe would recover before-your
-plana could be carried 'outTyou assisted to-place
her In a lunatio asylum? And then, In the name
-of the firm, you patented her Invention the work
. a ' a t l a a ft
of this woman's brain and you want to be con
gratulated?" ' -
, The othef tartners WW Winking at each other,'
and preparing for the finale.
"Well, I congratulate you, Bedfoidrcbngrat-
utate yoir otrhbalriug commilled one of the. most
cowardly, dastardly tricks I ever heard of."
-r- Dayotr Intend to-1nwirme7Mr.T?mUlf friald
Bedford. "Business Is business."
"Insult y6u?x No; congratulate you, sirl To
co down there.and pretend to sympathize with a
-poor demented creature, lay your plana to get her
Out of the way, ana tnen rob ner roi a woman
r: whose mind Is shattered la meaner than stealing
- a bone from a hungry wolf, -I am ashamed to-be
called your fellow-man. You deserve congratula-
. tion i" . - :. . - - - - ... .
"It was pfetiy sharp practice, Bedford," aatd one
of the other partners. ' v:. V "
Take niy share of the cursed money and put It
aside for that poor woman," said Mr. Smith. "I'll
try and get out of the firm before this thing gets
'published, or I'll sink with shame. There, Bed
ford ; I mean every word I have uttered."
And he left the office, slamming the door behind
him. - ' r, .
It will be remembered that at the time Tom
Thorn had accompanied Will home to the village
to obtain possession of the picture of Bessie, Phil
Hanson was very sick and was not expected to
live. He did not die, however, but recovered very
mIowIv. As soon as he was able, he visited hit
old haunts again. One evening he was accosted
by the detective, who said t--:
.jL'Iftra glad to, see you able to be about again,.
Mr. Hanson. I went down to the village and ob-J
'talned the Information you wanted; but when I
came back I heard you were very 111, Have you
heard anything about the woman yet?" -
"No," said Phil, "not a word. I have been
keeping quiet, you see, and did not want to make
any inquiries. I have never even seen her since
the day of the trial. I supposeshe Is eltherweav-
"ingstraw or living with Will Brownly perhaps
married to him."
"Nothing of the sort, sir," said the detective.,
"You Remember when you took, the child from
her that she fell on.the . floor ?8heJias not been
In her riffht mind since that day." r: .
Oont craiv. has she ? I am glad of It. Where
Isshe?" l-v,":' ' '
"She lived for a while In the little cottage, and
then Mr. Bedford, the man that bought the fac
- tory of you, took her In his carriage to the asylunu
Here Is the address."
"Bedford I By Jove I that put a new Idea Into
my head, Oet me a directory. I want tolook. :m
-Twe tiarat ot owrot the straw mannTactoreri. I
have a secret for preparing straw ihat Is vry val---Me.
I sold It to Bedford for a trifle. I am go-
offer It to some others., They will pay a
good price for it ; and then we will start a table
and pluck all tbfTTgeons we can get hold of."
"Don't know about tbat,V.said Andrews. "Bed
ford A Co. have just 'received a patent for a
method of preparing straw, and I suppose It's the
one they purchae4Trom yon. " 1
VThe Infernal scoundrels tThey put her In the
asylum and then, stole her secret, or ratlier my se
cre, for a man has a right to what his wife earns.
That's the meanest trick -I ever beard of.. Perhaps
she's only praying crazy. ' I'll go and see her In a
few days, and If she's playing I'll find It out,' and
if she Is really crazy ,"the sight of me will make
her worse.'! " ' '
-.Under. the care of Dr. Haseltine,. Rose seemed to
Improve. She was not so thin as she had been:
but her mind was atlll unsettled. She w6uldtithougn-l
wander about for hours calling for Bessie to come
to mother, and would look In every nook anl cor
ner for her child, sometimes saying: . ,
, "Come out, Bessie. Mother sees you. Come
and kiss mother,". '' .
And still of every one tfiat sh met she would
ask: ... . . :. - - '-
f 'Have you seen my Bessje, my child ?'
Doctor Haseltine was of the opinion that if she
could see her child she would recover her reason.
This good gentleman took an Interest In his pa
tients. He was naturally a kind-hearted ' man,'
and he had an ambition to stand at the head of
his profession. . . ......
A geutleman called at the asylum and requested
to see the doctor, And on being - shown J n to-the
office, -he said : , . .
."I have called to-lnqulre about a patient of
yours. I am a merchant ; my name Is Cassey. I
am much Interested in tMs lady, Mrs. Hanson.
We did business together some years ago. I have
been away from England, and have only recently
returned. I heard the facts concerning Mrs. Han
aon by letter. Can I see her? Perhaps the face
of one who was a friend to her In fact, helped her
to start In business mlgh benefit her. What do
you think, Doctor? Tell me plainly. Of course I
will be guided entirely by you." . .. .
Haseltine. "If ypu could bring her 'child with
you it might benefit her. She would not know
you. She never recognizes any one but Mrs.
Stewart, who often visits her."
' "Ah, Doctor, what a woman that is ! A matlh
for anyume la buslneHS matterjbletggive and
take blows, yet withal a womanly woman." .
"She Is Indeed a I had almost said lady, but
I dislike the term. A woman, I will say. The
best friend In all the world to me was a woman
jqtherTdtlrena6ctoif. m -...""
"As it seems impossible, to get Mrs. Hanson's
child, allow me to make a suggestion; (lei some
little girl about her child's age, call It Bessie, and
takethe child to her.' What do you think of
- r - M
"I had thought of that, and had made up my
mind to try the experiment. And if I could And
jomftjlttlc glrJLwllhJIaxpn hajrndjl-abouLlhe:
right age,. I would try Ik" ' ' x
her at the hotel, and If It suits you, I will bring
her over to-morrow,'' ssid Mr. Cassey, -
"Do you know how Mrs. Hanson's child .was
dressed on the day of the trial?" said the doctor.
'Unfortunately,'! do" not," said Mr. Cassey,
"and I fear thatwillspoll everything. .But bold!"
Mrs. Stewart Is expected this evening, and'iio
doubt she will remember."
"Indeed she will," said the doctor. "Dress
your child and bring her to-morrow, and we will
hope and pray, that the experiment will prove
"If it does, I will give jier another start," said
Mr. Cassey. "She Is divorced from that scoundrel
new, and you will see that In ft few years she will
be rich, aud I hope happy.7 At all events, she will
have means to fight that villain. with. Besides,
Mrs. Stewart Is herrlght bower. I would give a
hundred pounds to see those two women handle
- "Yes, yes," said the-doctor; "but I have little
hope unless we can find her child. One word
from 'Bessie,' as she calls her child, would do
more good than all the medicine I can glvejhfr,
or any treatment I canj devise. But to-morrow
w will try. --Oood-day, Mr. Cassey:
On arriving at the hotel, Mr. Cassey was In
formed that Mrs. Stewart had arrived durlngjiis
absence He Immediately sent his card to her re-
I questing an Interview, which wasgranteil. ,
Ah, Mr. Cassey, 'I heard some days ago that
you had returned to your native land. I am glad
to see you," said Mrs. Stewart.
"And I am pleased to see you," said Mr. Cassey.
have Just been to the asylum, and I never
needed any one's aid In my 14fe anyJinoro, than I
need yours , this moment We want help Dr.
Haseltine and I to carry out a plan in regard to
Mrs. Hanson, which we hope will produce a
I hPPX resul i.'.. , .. , . , , , , l,,.i;:i....,,.l,l
"Ah, then, you find the women useful some
times,", said Mrs. Stewart, laughing. "But, seri
ously, what project do you wish me to help you In?"
Mr. Cassey unfolded the plan. Mrs. Stewart
listened with tha greatest attention.
, ."I will assist all I can, she aaldrHburTTave
no hope of lVs being successful." ' '
. "Do you recollect how her child was dressel?V'
asked Mr. Cassey,
Was a dreadful day.- How my heart ached for her
when she was fighting the officers who were try
ing to take her child from her, according to the
commands of the, court. ' Do-you know,", ahe
continued, "that I felt like taking off my bonnet
and fighting too, and sometimes I feel sorry to
think I did not. But what can I do to help you ?"
1 would like you to dress my little glrLfor me.
Just like Bessie was dressed that day. And. I
want you to explaia her part to her so she can
represent Bessie." 'T . ' J-
"I will do so with pleasure, and .make every
thing as nearly perfect as I can. But I would like
to herse-whip that man.-All oyer Che. country
the people are thinking, thinking; and by-and-by
they'll speak, and1o the point, tool".
Drawing herself to her full height, ahecontln-
ued: - ; -1. . ,-t. ' .. .
. "Ad the world will yet acknowledge that,
am only a woman, that I have as
much sense as a man. and as good a right to libr
erty!" - . ,
The" people. are thinking,' thanks to Mrs. Stew
art said Mr. Cassey, with a smile, "andsome
think you have more sense than the majority of
men." ? . .
"Flatterer!" said Mrs. Stewart,. "But now go,
and leave the preparations entirely to me.'
Thank"you.Any expense-you may , incur,
please mention to me." " ;-r
; "I am noe doing this for you, and yon will not
have any expenses, to pay. I claim a right to do
this In my own way. That Is the part you wish
me to perform You can provide the conveyance,
and "pay for it, too. That is your gift to the
woman ; the rest is mine,
You cannot understand
fear that there Is no hope for her," said Mr. Cassey,
as they left the asylum, r " ." , ' '
"It Is Indeed," said Mrs."stewart ; "a. sad thlng ' - - '
for alt Iter friends. I suppose you know, the oliJL
grandma is dead TJ " ' J" : ,
" Yes ; ' poor soul J Do you kuow where Mrs. i
Brownly and ler son a'lrehtow ?"
"I received a letter from, Will Brownly a short 1
time ago," said Mrs. Stewart "The Village U
deserted. In fact, but-one or two houses remain'
and the coal mine is' still' burning. Will has
charge of another-idlne ; I have forgotten where. , -And,
je alsaVrote that Mr. Thorn Is at present in
LFrahce, still searching .forlMrs. Hanson's jchlltl .
You remember MrrThorn, do you' not?" ' " , . --4Yes,"
said Mr. Cassey. "Does he think Bessie
la In France?"-. v .
e "That la Ids opinion. "But he' Is going to retyrn
to Ixndon and endeavor to get more definite fn 1
formation." ' " -
me, my mend, lou cannot understand a worn
an's feelings,-because you are not a woman," said
Mrs. Stewart .
"Jt think I do, Mrs.-Stewart. At all events, I
know how a man feels about such things. I would
like to help the woman, and If a rope was round
that villain's neck I'd pull on it, I tell you I
would:" . " . '
"No, no, my frlend.Help to amend lUe laws
so that It will be no longer possible for a brute
like that to oppress a gentle loving woman, and
you'll do a better deed than pulling a rope.'
All waipreparedJJLttd IheJnej
nied by Mrs. Stewart and his little daughter
Mary, Mr. Cassey went to the asylum.
The little girl was Instructed to hide In a place
prepared for her, aud remain there until the poor
woman came-tlmt way calling, as was her wont,
for little Bessie; and then she. was told to answer
'Here Is the hotel," said Mr. Cassey; andZaT
he assisted Mrs. Stewart from the carriage,' he con
tinued : "I often think about the village and the
misguided men who were so foolish as to leav
their homes and then burn their roof-treesTI hiv
but little sympathy for them, but my heart aches
for the women and children." v - , .
A few days after this Dr. Haseltine received
another visitor. This man did not send In a card,,
but when the Doctor entered the room he an
nounced himself as Mr. Phillips.
' "I am verv desirous. Doctor, of npolnr f r.
Don't h ftnnoyedtralTBoIiprfiIe-of ypur establish raent. Will
you allow me to see her? I will consider it a fa
vor. She was a very dear friend of mine, and I
think she would know me." ":
All being arranged, and the hiding-place bav-
ing been prepared for. the child, Mrs. Stewart
weni 10 see airs, itanson. rue poor womanjecH.
ognized her as usual, aud seemed more rational
that day than she had been since her affliction:""'
"Do you knowi Mrs. Stewart," she sal, .Vit
seems to me sometimes as if some one hal stolen
Bessie, of she would never stay away so long from
me. But I Cannot thlnfe of any nnn wlin .nt-
am afraid I must refuse you7Mr7Pblllips. j
think It best for Mrs. Hanson that she should be"
kept as quiet as possible. Under the circum
stances, I am sure you will excuse me."
"Certainly, DoctorTBut it Is a great disappoint
ment to me. I have traveled from London for the
express purpose of seeing her,"
"I am sorry to be obliged to disappoint you, Mr.
Phillips. Still, in my tudirment. none but rela-
P'-j-tives or very uearrieridyarnmidbe-alWe iSef'
her at present," said Dr. Haseltine.
"I can assure you, Doctor that Mrs. Hanson
was a very near aud dear friend of mine years ago,
nearer and dearer to me thanurtuWeahy idea
of. And if there is any one In the world that she .
would recognize, I am the person." "
withdraw niy objection and allow you to see her.
8he might recognjzeyou-She4ias-beenl m prov-
take her from me. Can yoiirMrs Stewart?"
"If you were to be seeking for her someday,"
said Mrs. Stewart, "and she should Jump out of
sometddl ng-1ace-and pu tier-arms-around-you r -
.neckvhow happy-you would berwHildn't-you
"es-yes," ltose answered, with a sigh. "I
mustgo to the factory ow and brlnir. Bessie
then left the room, and eolnjr down the
Irs, went out into the garden, where the Doctor
and Mr. Cassey had concealed themselves, but In
such a manner that they could watch her every
movement. She drew near to the place In which
the child Mary was concealed, walking slowly,
and calling in her low, musical Voice:
"Bessie, chihf little Bessie 1 Come to mothejr,.
dear." " ... . j ;
Nearer she came, and stiir nearer, until at length
she reached- the place where the child was; but
passed by without looking or saying a word.
She had gone but a few steps before the same
old, ok! cry was heard agal n : : ; ' -:. -
- "Bessie little Bessie 1 ,Com to mother 1"
Ah, this time a sweet," childish voice answered :
With a cry distressing to hear, so full of pain It
was, she turned like a startled deer and flew,
rather than ran, to the place from whence the
voice came. With eager, frantic haste she tore
aside the leaves and moss that iiad-eoncealeil the
child, and jlrawlng llttle Mkry tojer breast, cov
ered her face with kisses, saying! ,
"At last 1 Bessie I Bessie I Oh, my little dar
ling child 1 Come closer tomother, closer yetrmy;
own darling I Ood has heard my prayer I You
are restored to me again !'
The Doctor and Mr. Cassey stood with stream
ing eyes watching the scene"""
"Thank God I" exclaimed Mr. Cassey.
The Doctor did not seem toitear him. He was
dashing away the tears that filled his eyes, and kept
them fixed upon Ills patient, watching her every
movement , - v-
"One more sweet kiss, and then we will go home
together," said Hose'
to feast her eyei dpon her her face, a change came
over her. Putting the child gently from her, she
"Little girl, have you seen ray Bessie?"
Mr. Cassey beckoned the child to follow hlmj aiid
went Into the house. The plan had failed, and
poor Hose Hanson was still Insane. . . -
dTsappoTntment There was neither.,. She contfn
ued her walk as If nothing had happened, ever
and anon calling her child. .
"It Is a sad thing, Mrs. Stewart, a sad thing. I
ng since the day we tried an experiment in re
gard to Wr caserlt wasTiot as successfu 1 as we
hoped for, yet I can see an improvement in her.
since then, and I have great hope for the future."
'Itwill be a great satisfaction to her friends if
she should regain hpr reason ,-
"Come into this room," said the Doctor, "and I
will send her to you. Arid If any: assistance is
necessary, Just say, In an ordinary tone of voice,
The Doctor Is coming.' I shall be-withln bear
TngTSUhbr alone?''' : " - ' ' v. "
. "I will remember your Instructions, Doctor. Is
Mrs. Hausou ever Violent?" he asked, nervously.
"Oh, no; not at all. She Is the mildest, gentlest
creature in the world. Just wait here for her a
few minutes, please." ..jj
On reaching the room where Hose was, the doc
tor said : ' '
"Come with me, Mrs. Hanson, if you please."
She arose from her seat and'followed him. - On.
reaching the1 door of the room- in which Mr.
Phllllis was awaiting her, the'doctor said:
" "Oo in, Mrs." Hanson, Xgu will find, there a
friend who Is both hear and dear to you." "'
"A dear friend," she repeated. ' "Perhaps he
has seen my Bessie. I will ask him."
The man arose to meet her as she enteredT
Hose went up to him and said :
"Have you seen-: " --
She stopped ; her breath grew short.. A look of
terror came Into her eyes', AH color fled from her.
lips. And thus the divorced husband and wife.'
stood gazing on each other, the one as If turned to
stone, the other with a mocking smile upon his
face.-"., .' .
(To b Continued. : . :
Corporeal Punishment. Judge Higley, of
Cincinnati, has delivered a learned opinion 4ipoa
the subject of corporeal punishment, the case in
question being one in which the pupil leaned his ,
head on his hand In violation of school rules,'and
was ridiculed by the teacher. Again, the boy
laughed wjien called to recite, and was struck on
the head with the open hand. At tea, the same
night, the boy had a poor appetite, and was deliri
ous through tbe night, but able the following day
to resume his school duties. , By process of reason- :
Ing the. Judge reached the conclusion, upon ex
isting decisions, that whenever the punishment
inflicted shocked the moral sense of the dispas
sionate and reasonable, It is illegal. The standard
of the moral sense had In Jbla J udgmentr-ad vanced
to that extent that tbe defendant (the teacher) by '
employing ridicule, which was not commendable ;
by slapping the pupil on the head, which was not.
a proper mode of punishment, and bv Inflicting
. . . . v. :
corporeal pumsnmeni wnere tnere
wn nn MD
Insult nr ftArubllAnAa v I no 1 9 ww I ft KsAiKtki
0Jf?onw emoUoo-and disappolntmentrt himself within thestatute, and he should find him
' The Force ok Poverty. But for poverty, tbe
Thfl rvrwv. I TlAAtnp It ml hntuul F. . i ,m 1 til. 1 . 1 - . 1 . J . . . . J - . -
zfltzzz -t"tnetttman' ntapr
probably-lived like the Summer fly.
What had the world known of his sonirs and h
satires had he not been compelled, as he himself
avers, to make verses in consequence of the loss of
uis uereuiiary estates at me battle of I'harsalia I