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"Yon will cafe for my child!
will not let my little one suffer J"
My old friend and college chum, John
Harmon said this aa ho wrung my band.
I repeated my promise that iu my homo
nest, where there was a nursery full of
little ones, Susie Harmon should hold a
daughter's place. ,'
We Were standing on tho wharf wait
ing for the signal that was tin. for my
friend to step aboard an out-goim? Cali
fornia steamer. He had lost his wife
within the year, and soon after was beg
gared by a fire that totally destroyed
the cotton-mills in which ho had held
the position of superintendent for ten
years. With his home desolate, his
purse empty, ho resolved, as many a
man had dono before him, to seek hi
fortune in the modern 1 Dorado, aud
dig for gold in her mines.
The only drawback to this scheme was
tho difficulty of taking his ii-year-old
daughter, who had been in tho care of
hired nurses sinco her mother died. I,
Who shared every thought of John's
mind, talked with my wife, and found
her eagerly willing to take care of the
"1 am sure I loved Mary as well as
you love John," she said, "and there is
no one can have a stronger claim upon
the child that we have."
So, fcuro of her cordial welcome in our
nursery, I made John the offer of a
home for his little one, and it was ac
cepted as loving'y as it was offered.
This earo removed, my friend hastened
his preparations for departure, and I ac
' companied him to New York and saw
The next morning I returned home to
find Susie almost inconsolable, crying
perpetually for "papa to come to Susie.
My wife wa distracted at tho iailure
to comfort this childish sorrow, and our
own three children looked on wonder
"'Naughty Susie, who cried and
cried, alter mamma told her to be
Fortunately Susie was accustomed to
Kw me to snncwln in mv Arms whnn T
talked to John, to associate me with her WJ NU judge wlien I tell you folk say
iainer, anu sac auowea mo to comtort ... "", ",D1 "
or young married people to live by
themselves and assume housekeeping
The new home was a gem of neatness
under Susie's dainty fingers, and the
spirit of perfect love kept it ever bright.
Having been brother and sister for so
many years, Albert and Susie thor
oughly understood each other's disposi
tions, and I have never known domes
tic happiness more perfect than theirs.
Susie's first child, named for her
father, John Harmon, was 2 years old,
when one morning the mail brought me
a letter in an unknown hand from Cin
cinnati. I opened it, and- upon a large
sheet of paper found written, in a
scrawling hand, three lines:
"Uh Ait SIR: Will yon come to me at 47
M street without letting Susie know,
At first T Iwlieved .t a hoax. John had
written a t old,- clerk -like hand, clear as
print. This was a utrawl, straggling all
over the paper, uneven as the penman
ship of a little child.
But the more 1 .pondered over the
matter, tho mono 1 was inclined to obey
the summons. So pleading business.
saying nothing of tho letter to any one,
i icrt nomo oy the niztit tram for Ciu
No. 47 M street. I found to be a
boarding-house for the poorest classes.
and in a shabby room, half furnished.
I found an agfjd, worn man, perfectly
blind, who rose to greet me sobbing.
"Fred, 1 knew you would como.
wny, old friend, I said, when sur
prise and emotion would let me speak,
how is this? We thought vou were
"Doos Susie think so?"
"Yes. We all gave you up. "
Do not undeceive her. Fred. I meant
to come home to her rich, able to gratify
every desire of her girlish heart. Do
not let her know that only a blind, sick
wreck is left for her to call father. Tell
me of her, Fred. Is she well? Is she
ho is both. John a hansT wife and
Married! My little Susie?"
"Married to Albert, my son, of whom
her. In time this violent grief wore
away and the child became very happy
in our care. My business, that of a
hardware merchant, being very pros
perous, we did not feel the additional
expense of tho child's support a burden:
and as tho years wore by she was as dear
to us as our own little ones.
But sho understood always that she
was not our child, but had a dear father
who loved her fondly, and was away
from her only to make a fortune for her.
As soon as sho was old enough she had
her father's letters read to her, and her
first efforts at penmanship were letters
John wrote often for ten years, re
counting his varying success, sometimes
sending monoy to buy presents for
Susie. Ho was winning fortune slowlv,
not at tho mines, where his health broke
down, but in tho employ of a San
Francisco merchant, and some specula
tions in real estate.
He was not a rich man, he wrote,
after an absence of ten years, but pros
pering, when he purposed paying us a
visit. Ho wrote hopefully of seeing his
child, peruana oi taKinc her home with
him, setting no definite time, but lead
ing us to expect soon to see him. Then
his lettters ceased, and he did not come.
I wrote again and again. Susie wrote.
No answers came to either one or the
other. o did not know the aame of
his employer, and after nearly two
years more passed we sadly thought he
must do uenit.
It might have seemed to many, un
natural for Susie to grieve so deeply as
she did for a father almost unknown to
her in reality, but sho was a girl of most
sensitive feelings, with a fender, loving
heart, and we had always kept her
fathtr's name before her, striving to win
mm a place in her fondest affection.
That wo had succeeded only too well was
shown by her sorrow, when week after
week passed and there was no good
news ironi California.
When wo had really lost all hope, it
became Susie's treat pleasure to sit be
side mo and ask mo again and again for
the stories I remembered of her father's
boyhood and youth, his college life, our
many excursions, and, above all, of his
marriajxo and the gentle wife aud
mother so early called to heaven.
She dearly loved those talks, and no
memories were more precious than uij
description of her father s pain in part
ing lroin her, and his desire to win
monoy iu California only for her
Timo softened Susie's grief, and at 18
she was ouo of the sweetest, most win
ning girls I ever saw. U ithout being a
wonder of erudition, sho was well odu
cated, had a fair musical talent, and a
swoct, well cultivated voice. She was
tall and graceful, and when sho was in
troduced to Joanna, my handsome bru
ncttc daughter, both become popular.
Albert ;uid Will, tr.y boys, were older
than the girls; Albeit in busimss with
me, and Will at coll jgc, tho winter when
Joann.i and Susie u ade their debut
It would take mo quite too long to
tell of the pleasures of the young folks
during this winter, but Joanna was won
from us by a Cuban gentleman, and
Susie became, if possible, dearer than
Spring had come, when one evening
Albert came into my library, where I
was nodding over a book, having
worked busily all day. He fussed about
the books in a nervous way, quite un
like his usual quiet manner and finally
"rather, you havo otten said Susie
to you as one of your own
"I would ask no more for mv child."
Then in answer to my anxious Ques
tions, he told mo the story of the vears
of silence. He was prepared to pay us
his promised visit when a groat fire
broke out in San Francisco, that ruined
his employers for the time, and swept
away a row of buildings uninsured, in
which John had invested all his savings.
w orst of all, in trying to save the books
of the firm, John was injured on the
head by a falling beam and lay for
months in a hospital. When he so fa'
recovered to be aiscnargea. his minn
was still impaired, and he could not
perform the duties of elerk or superin
tendent while his health was too feeble
for manual labor.
"I struggled for daily bread alone,
Fred," he told me, "and when I re
ceived your loving letters, and Susie's,
i would not write, hoping to send bet
ter tidings if I waited a turn of fortune's
wheel. It never came, Fred. I left Cal
ifornia three years ago, and came here,
where J was promised the place of
foreman in a great pork-packing house.
I saved a little money and was hoping
for better times, when my health failed
again, and this time with it my eye-
lght I honed against hone, spending
my sayings to have the best advice, and
not until l was pronounced incurable
would I write to you. I want you to
take me to an asylum, Fred; and, a I
must oe a pauper patient, I must go to
my own town. - You will tain me
: to rise, Susie vainly trying to
"I want my child!" he cried, delir
iously; "you promised me my child!"
I saw at a glance that the agitation of
the evening had brought back the wan
dering mind of which he had told me.
Albert and I relieved Susie, who left us
Some finer instinct than we possessed
Juided her, for she returned with
ohnnie, and whispered him to be very
good and kiss grandpa, she put him in
her father's arms. In a second his ex
citement was gone and he fondled the
curly hoad, while Johnnie obediently
pressed his lips upon the withered
cheek. So in a little time they fell
asleep, Johnnie nestled in the feeble
arms, and the withered face drooping
upon the golden curls. We watched
them silently, till wo saw a shadow pass
over John's face, and a change settle
there that comes but once in life.
Gently Albert lifted the sleeping child
and carried him to the nursery, where
Susie and I sat beside the arm-ohair.
"Uncle Fred," she whispered, "Albert
will go for a doctor. 3ut may I Wake
him. Let him speak to me once more!"
Even as she spoke John opened his
eyes. All the wild look was gone from
them as ho groped a u.oment, till Susie
put her hand in his. Then a heavenly
smile came upon the wasted lips, and he
said softly, tenderly:
"Susie, my own little child, Susie."
And with the name on his lips, John's
spirit went to seek an eternal asylum, in
which there will be bo more poverty,
pain or blindness.
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its hair, which serves to stuff cushions
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Next the carcass is placed in a cylin
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of three atmospheres, a cock is opened,
which allows the steam to be run off;
then the remains are cut ut, the leg
bones are. sold to make knife handles,
etc., and the coarser, tho ribs, the head,
etc., are converted into animal black
and glue. The first ore calcined in cyl
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form the chief source of carbon
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There is an animal oil yielded which
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To make glue, the bones are dissolved
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phosphate of lime, tho soft residue, re
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in roiling water, cast mw squares ana
dried on nets. The phosphate of lime,
acted upon by sulphurio acid and cal
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lor luciier matches.
The remaining flesh is distilled to ob
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then mixed with old nails and iron of
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is as dear
I looked up amazed at this opening
"Wellf" I asked.
"Will you male her your daughter
in fact by giving her to me for a wife?"
Pear: dear! To thins l had been so
blind. Susie had in truth become so
much one of our children that I was as
much astonished as if Albert had fallen
f vc with Joanna.
1 soon found, when Susie's blush
a was hidden upon my breast,
. too. had given away her heart,
only too well pleased that no
d won the precious girt
Tiber they were married, my
hild of our adoption, and I
house next to our own for
old-fashioned iieas about
I will take you to an asylum, John,"
"And Busier You will keep my secret.
You will not disturb Susie's happiness?"
l will not trouble 5usie s happiness,
Ytt an hour later 1 was writing to
usie, and I delayed our departure from
Cincinnati till an answer came. It Was
tne answer l expected irora tne tender,
loving heart, but I said nothing of it to
Caring tenderly for his comfort, I took
him on his way homeward. It was
evening when wo reached the railway
depot of our own town, and, as we had
been long cramped in tne car-seats, I
proposed to walk home.
is it not too far off? John asked. 1
thought the asylum f a long way from
Oh, the wholo placo is changed from
the little village you left!" I imswcrod.
Wo have a groat town here now, nnd
your asylum is not very far from here."
lie let me lead him then willingly
enough, and wo were not long in reach
ing Susie's home. She was alone in the
cheerful sitting-room as wo entered, but
obeyed my motion for silence as I placed
John in a great arm-chair, after remov
ing his hat and coat. He looked wretch
edly old and worn, and his clothes were
shnbby, yet Susie s soft eyes, misty with
tears, had only love in their expression
as she waited permission to speak.
"John, l said to him, if 1 had
found you in a pleasant home, happy
and prosperous, and I had known that
Susie was poor, sick and blind, would it
ave been a Kindly act for me to hide
her misfortune from you, and passing
by your home, to have placed her in the
care of charitable strangers?"
"i rod, you would never have done
that:" he said, much agitated.
"Never: I answered. "You are
right. But you, John, ask me to take
rrom Susie the happiness ot knowing a
father's love, the sweet duty of caring
for a father's affliction."
"No, no, Fred. I only ask you to put
no burden upon her young life, to throw
no cloud over her happiness. I am old
and feeble; I shall trouble no one long."
And when you die, you would de
prive your only child of the satisfaction
of ministering to your wants take
from her her father's dying blessing."
Me turned his sightless eyes toward
me, his whole race working convul
Where is she, Fred? You would not
talk so if you did not know my child
still loves her father."
"I am here, father?" Susie said, and
I stole softly awav, as John clasped his
child in his arms. Albert was in the
dining-room with Johnnie, and I was
chatting still with bun, when l heard
i hurried to the room to Sad him
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