Did you know? --Is it? Stephen said vaguely. The proofs are in the records of each successive Administration of our Government, and the cruel sufferings of that portion of the American people have found their way to every bosom not dead to the sympathies of human nature. Here are some questions I set myself: IS A CHAIR FINELY MADE TRAGIC OR COMIC? IS THE PORTRAIT OF MONA LISA GOOD IF I DESIRE TO SEE IT? IF NOT, WHY NOT? --Why not, indeed? said Lynch, laughing. Perhaps they had taken refuge in number and noise from the secret dread in their souls.