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'TWIXT CUP AND LIP.

CHAPTER XIV.

CAPTAIN CAREY.

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CAPTAIN CAREY. A London contemporary says There is a point of view from which the persistent silencc of Horse-Guards officialism with reference to Captain Carey remains yet to be considered. That officer has a mother in England, whose anxiety concern- ing the fate of her son may possibly equal that of the ex-Empress who lost hers in that wretched South African skirmish. Has she been kept in suspense all this time ? Or have the findings of the Court-martial and the results of its revision .1'. at home been secretly whispered to her, whether from Madeira or Pall-mall P In any ease a gross cruelty has been wreaked upon this unfortunate lady. When the meanest and vilest culprit who stands in the felon's dock is condemned his friends know his sentence from the instant it is pro- nounced, and, should a commutation be granted, it is made known at once, to the convict n and to his relatives, and to the public generally, without the slightest avoidable delay. Military law re- cognises no such humanity. Its judgments arc given in secret, and not published until, perhaps, all opportunity for their effectual discussion by the outside world has gone by. What the mother of Captain Carey may have endured is past imagining, while the fate of her son depended upon a scratch of the pen at Whitehall. And it may be that there are others to whom lie is no less near and dear than to herself—no less near and dear than was the young French Prince to the French ex-Empress—and who, to this mo- ment, are agonised between hope and fear. Not that any cause for the worst alarm can be said to exist, because, whatever the desires existing in particular quarters, no Government would dare to execute Captain Carey. Yet there are militarv and social punishments which, in the sight of many, are almost worse than death; and not a few human hearts, possibly, are throbbing with anxiety to know what has been the alternative resolved upon to blot-out the memory of a fool- hardy and self-seeking adventure, and a blunder on the part of Captain Carey's official superiors. Whoever else must be kept. "waiting for the verdict," ought their especial agony to be pro- longed?"

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