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THE TIMES NEW BLOOM FIELD, PA. JUNE 19, 1877.
A DISAPPOINTED FATHER.
WHEN the Flying Scud discharged
lior onrgo and passengers nt the
London Dock, there lauded among them
a gentleman who had heeti absent from
England nine years. All that while he
had passed under the burning suns of
India. He had Biifl'ered ns soldiers do.
lie had fought as soldiers light. He had
met thesoldler's fate of hears and wounds
and one of them had Invalided him
home to England.
It was the first time he had trod her
shores for nine years, as we have said,
and for the first time In any year he was
going to see his son, the little hoy born
after he left home, and whose birth had
been his mother's death.
Captain Tenryn hod only been married
a year when he was ordered abroad with
Ids regiment. Six months from that day
a letter had leached him, telling him
his wife was dead. The letter was writ
ten by an old nurse, the only friend who
had been with her. It ended thus :
" The baby, as fine a child as I ever
saw, Is thriving. I've done my best fru
it. Its mothers last wish was I should
keep It, and perhaps, sir, as some one
must, you'd as. leave I as any other. I
shan't be unreasonable In my charges,
and I'm very fond of him already.
With my duty to you In this dreadful
trouble, ' Your servant,
The poor, broken-hearted man almost
sank under the awful news. Ho had
loved his wife passionately ; and when
the baby was old enough to trovel, she
would have come to him In India, brav
ing Its terrible climate and the llfo of a
soldier's wife abroad, because they could
not live apart. Now he did not want n
little baby on his hands., and he wrote
to Ann as soon as he could command
himself to do so, appointing her his
Every quarter since that time he had
sent money to her for the child's board
and clothes. A receipt was always re
turned with "her duty, ami the young
gentleman was doing well ;" and this
was all he knew of his Ellen's boy the
child of a love that had been as strong
as it was tender.
Now that his foot was upon England's
shores again, and the meeting was very
near, Capt. Tenryn felt new thrills of
father-love through his soldier's heart,
and longed for his boy's presence.
" He would then take him to him
self," he said. " They would live to
gether, sharing each other's joys and
sorrows. He would make a man of the
boy not a soldier, for he knew the trial
of a soldier's life too well ; but some
thing very honorable and creditable. He
should be proud of him, and he hoped
ah, how he hoped I that Ellen's child
would have Ellen's face.
" My beautiful girl," be said to him
self, with the tears standing In his eyes,
" how little I thought of this hour when
I kissed her good-bye 1"
And then his heart grew even warmer
to the pledge of their mutual love.
He had the address that Mrs. Golden
had given him in his pocket. He glanc
ed at it now to refresh his memory as to
the number. A plain, respectable street
in one of London's suburbs; he remem
bered it well,
i " But my boy shall see better things,
now that I am here." he said to himself.
" I am not rich, but I can deny myself
many things to make him happy. Will
he love me, I wonder '"'
Then he thought how his own heart
had been won by toys and sweetmeats,
and coming to a shop where the former
were sold, paused before the gay window
and began to make a mental choice be
tween a red and gilt stage-coach and
horses and a train of bright blue car
riages. He had discarded both for a box
of scarlet-coated soldiers, when suddenly
he felt a tug at his coat tail, and turning
round, he found a grimy little hand half
In, half out, of his pocket. He caught
it at once, with his handkerchief in it,
and gripped It tight.
He was a soldier, and to a soldier the
keeping of law and rule is a great thing.
To give the little thief to a policeman,
and appear against 1dm next day, was
his first thought; but as the creature
stood there, shaking and whining, the
fact of his diminutive size struck the
Captain forcibly. He perceived his
youth, which was extreme; and he saw
that, besides being young and small, and
wan, and dirty, and ragged, he was de
formed. His queer little shoulders were
heaped up to his ears, and his hands
were like talons, so long and bony were
they. The Captain held the wrist of
this mannikin firmly still, but not
" What did you mean by that, sir V"
he growled, slowly, stooping down to
look into the boy's eyes.
" I'm to hook it," said the boy, with
perfect candor. " Ob, please let . me be !
Oh, please le me go I Oh, please, sir, I
, won't do it no more never, oh, please!"
v " I've a mind to have you sentto goal,"
said the Captain.
"No, please, sir!" said the waif,
"Please, sir!" .
" Who taught you toBteal " asked the
The boy made no answer. Grimy tears
were pouring from his eyes.
" Answer me," Bald the Captain. .
" If I don't steal I don't get no vlctu
alf," said the boy, "and my stomach is
as holler feel It, mister it's as holler
as a drum 1 She's been a beggln' to-day
and we'll have Btew. I won't have none,
if I don't fetch nothln'. Oh"
" Who is she V asked the Captain.
" My mother," said the boy.
" I've been hungry myself," said the
Captain, thinking of a certain Indian
prison experience. " It isn't pleasant."
Then he thought of his own boy.
" God knows I ought to be tender to
the little ones, for the sake of Nellie's
child," he said softly; then aloud
" Laddie, I'll not send you to prison."
" Thankee, sir," said the urchin.
" And I'll give you a breakfust," said
The dirty elf executed a sort of joyous
" Do you know why I forgive you V
said the Captain.
The child shook his head.
" I have a little boy," said the Cap
tain. "He's very difl'erent from you,
poor child 1 He would not steal any
thing. He washes himself. My lad,
you must wash yourself as soon as you
find water. Hut I couldn't think of his
bel ng hungry ; and for his sake I can't
bear to see other little fellows hungry.
It's for his take that I don't call a con
stable and tell him all about it. Itemem
ber that, and try to be like like my lit
tle fellow, poor laddie, clean and good.
Don't steal ; try to get work. Will you
" The waif said "yes sir," of course.
Then the Captain led him intoachenp
eating house, and watched him eat until
his little stomach was no longer 'holler.'
"You little wretch !" he thought as
he looked at him ! " If I could see my
boy and him together now, what a con
trast!" And he fancied his boy round and
white and pink, and fair of hair, like his
poor lost Ellen, and I know he said that
he would pity this poor fellow and be
kind to him.
The meal was over. The Captain paid
for it, and then drew the boy between
his knees and lectured him. To be good
was to be happy. Honesty was the best
policy. Cleanliness come next to god
liness. These were the heads of his dis
course. Then he gave him half a crown, and
bode him go and be good and clean.
And the boy was olf like a flash.
"Thousands just such as he in this
great city," sighed the good Captain,
and he walked along. "Ah, me !"
Then he went in search of Mrs. Ann
Golden and his own fair darling.
But Mrs. Golden was not so easily
found as he had hoped. There was a
little shop in the house he had been di
rected to, and the keeper thereof said
that she had bought it of Ann Golden ;
" but I haven't seen her since" she sold;
"only . there's a bit of card with her
number on it that is, I can find it."
After a search, she did find it ; and the
Captain, thanking her, hurried away ;
but another disappointment awaited
Mrs. Golden had not lived iu this sec
ond place for years. She had moved into
Clumber Row, but what number no one
At Clumber ltow, whither the Cap
tain drove in a cab, a woman owned to
having had her for a lodger. 9
" She had a child staying with her,
too," she said. " Little Ned she called
him ; but, to tell the truth, she drank so
that I turned her out. I couldn't abide
such doings. She went to Fossil Lane,
To Fossil Lane the Captain went. It
was a filthy place, and there was a
drunken woman at No. 0, who was not
Ann Golden, and who threw a piece of
wood at him for asking for that lady.
And now every clue was lost, and the
Captain, nearly beside himself for anxi
ety applied to the authorities for help;
and after many days of great unhappi
ness, he heard of an Ann Golden who
lived in a quarter so low and dangerous
that all decent people shunned it. ,
" No wonder," the Captain thought,
" if she lived there, that she should have
had his remittances sent to the post
office, and left him to believe that his
child was still in the decent home to
which she had at first taken him."
Almost 111 with excitement, the poor
Captain drove, with a policeman as pro
tector, into the maze of hideous lanes
and courts that led to Ann Golden 's
dwelling, and, following his conductor,
dropped into a filthy cellar, where, amid
the horrible leakage of drain pipes, and
almost In utter darkness, sat an old wo
man with a bottle beside her,who started'
up when the Captain and his guard en
tered, and cried : " What now y What's
the perlice here for y Is it one of the
boys again y"
And, altered as she was with years and
drink, the Captain knew his wife's old
nurse, Ann Golden. He gave a cry of
rage, and darted towards her.
; " My boy 1" be cried.
And she screamed, ";it's the Cap
" Is my boy living y" be asked.
" Yes," said the moman, shaking all
over; " he's alive and well."
" How dare you keep him here y" cried
" How can I help being poor y" whin
ed the woman. " I couldn't give up the
bit you pay for him. I'm very old ; I'm
very ill. Don't be bard on me."
" Good Heavens 1" cried the Captain.
" My Ellen's baby in a place like this !"
He dropped bis head on bis hands ;
then be lifted it and clasped them.
" I'll have him away from herenow !"
he gasped. "It's over and he's young
and will forget it. Where is be y Have
you lied y Is be dead y"
" No, no," said the woman. " He'll
be here soon. I bear him now. That's
him. He'll be here in a minute. Don't
kill a poor old body, Captain don't."
"I could doit," cried the Captain.
" Listen ! There is somo ono coming.
My child! my child!"
The door opened softly, a head peeped
in low down, then drew back.
"Come in," piped the old woman.
" The perlice arn't arter you leastways
for harm. Captain, that's him your
And as the Captain stood with out
stretched arms there crept In at the door
who ? what y The wan, deformed
and dirty creature who had picked Ills
pocket whom he had fed for the sake
of his beautiful dream-child the wretch
ed waif, forgotten utterly in the lust
few days of anxiety.
" That's him," croaked the old crone
again. " That's your boy That's Ned."
The Captain gave a crytbesank down
on an old box close at hand, and bid his
face and wept. His sobs shook him ter
ribly ; they almost shook the crazy build
ing. They frightened the old woman,
and set the policeman to rubbing his
eyes with his cud's. The boy stood and
stared for a moment, and then vanished.
And what was the wretched father
thinking y So many thoughts, that
there are no words for them ; but, first
of all, this horrible one that that vile
little object, that wretched child of the
streets, was the darling for whom he bad
searched so long.
"Better I had never found him!"
moaned the Captain, " or found him
And just then a little hand crept over
his knee. The thrill of hair against his
hand, and a piping voice said meekly,
"Please, I'm clean now. I've washed
The Captain's swollen eyes unclosed.
They turned upon the child.
Some queer knowledge of his father's
feelings had crept into hi3 mind, and he
had tried to clean bis face. A round
white spot appeared amidst the Tgrlme,
and out of it shone two beautiful blue
eyes, that looked wistfully up into the
All of a sudden, a flood of such pitiful
tenderness as be bad never felt before
swept over Captain Peuryn's heart. All
the grief, and shame, and wounded pride
left it, to come back no more.
"Ellen's eyes," he sobbed; " Ellen's
boy!" and took his son to bis heart.
" For bis sake," hesaid, softlyas though
he stood by the grave of the beautiful
dream-child he bad Just buried" for
his sake and Ellen's !"
And then he led the child away with
A Sudden Rise In Life.
The law Courts of London, England,
have recently brought to light a
romantic story, somewhat like that of
the Amnestey peeiage case which
Charles Reade seized upon in his story
of the "Wandering Heir" though in
this case the heir is an heiress. Some
years ago Mr. Gardner, a well to do
farmer at Melrose, in Scotland, married
a young lady of the neighborhood, and
in a very few weeks after the marriage
his wife presented him with a daughter.
Mr. Gardner was an elder of bis presby
tery, and being well aware - that a fierce
light beats upon that office, and being
anxious to save his reputation and his
wife's, he hired a discreet nurse to take
charge of the child. The scandal was
thus averted, and years went by without
the girl herself or any one else discover
ing the secret. Meanwhile the daughter,
Mugaret Gardner, had become a mill
band in a factory and at the age of
twenty-one discovered by some means
the story of her birth and parentage.
She at once sought out her parents ar
demanded recognition, but Mr. Garuuci
disputed her legitimacy, declaring that
her father was a shepherd named Laid
law, and that ho (Gardner) had married
her mother, whom he loved, to save her
reputation. The girl however, like 1m
mortal VIII., thought this was " too
thin and bare to hide offenses," and de
clining an offer of a thousand pounds to
hold her tongue, brought an action in
Scotch courts to compel her recognition
as a legitimate daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Gardner. The case was decided against
her by the judge ordinary, whereupon
she appealed to the full court of sessions,
v ho gave Judgment in her favor. Against
this her parents appealed, and the case
found its way to the bouse of lords. The
court of ultimate appeal decided as the
lower court bad done lu, her favor
holding that when a child Is born after
marriage the presumption of its legiti
macy, in accordance with the old legal
maxim, "Pater eat quern nvptia detn
onstrant," is prima facie so strong that
the onus of disproof rests with those
who deny it. The romantic generosity
claimed by the father In marrying bis
wife to suye her reputation did not quite
jump with the oiler of 1,000 after the
wife's reputation bad been irreparably
damaged, and looked, bo their lordships
thought, more like a desire to screen
himself. At any rate, the fact remained
that the court acknowledged the legiti
macy of the girl, and she becomes the
natural heiress of her father's "wealth,
which la considerable.
New Use for Electricity.
An elegantly scientific mode of com
pelling a man to swallow food, Mho
otherwise would have starved himself to
death, had been devised and put into
practice in a French lunatic asylum.
One of the patients who had persistent
ly refused food was becoming quite
emoclated. The physician Jn charge,
Dr. Itittl, was experimenting upon the
patient to ascertain whether any of the
functions of the palate, throat, etc., were
impaired. On applying the terminals of
a Ruhmkorff coil, so as to pass a cur
Tent from the pharynx to the upper side
of the neck just below the angle of the
lower jaw, all the muscles of that region
contracted, and the pharynx made an
upward movement. A bright thought
struck the doctor. He had some food
prepared in portions, each of which
represented a small mouthful. One of
these boluses was put into the patient's
mouth, and the mouth was kept closed
by an assistant. Then an electric cur
rent was passed, as before described, and
instantly the patient swallowed the
bolus. The upward movement which
the pharynx made under the stimulus of
electricity was precisely the same of that
which is naturally made by that organ
in the act of swallowing. The process
was repeated with the remaining boluses
until a square meal had been adminis
tered to the patient. When the next
meal-time came around the patient re
stated, and gave a great deal of trouble to
the doctor and his assistants; but the
Ingenuity which bad so far triumphed
was not to be easily foiled, and the treat
ment Is pronounced successful.
An Iowa Fish Story.
The Dubuque Times tells the follow
ing story about two young of men Duu
leltli, Iowa: The young gentlemen who
took a fishing excursion down the river
having fallen short of bait, commenced
using the eye of the dead fish already
caught. One of the fish caught on this
bait struggled so hard that the hook ac-
cldently fastened in one of its eyes and
tore it out. The pain occasioned by this
accident made the fish struggle still
more, and at last it slipped from the
fisherman's grasp and escaped to its na
tive element. The disgusted fisherman
retained the eye of the fugitive, applied
it to bis book, and again launched his
line into the water. Only a short time
elapsed and he had ' a bite,' and jerking
bis line out of the water he was surprised
to find the identical fish which had
eluded his grasp a few minutes before
and which perished by swallowing its
Do You Believe It ?
A boy living near Elliott's mill, while
fishing at the bead of Osceola dam, felt
a gentle nibble, and drawing his book
towards the shore, observed a half gal
lon fruit-can trailing on the bottom.
Having secured the vessel, be was great
ly surprised to find that a large cat-fish
bad taken up its abode there in and re
mained until hla increased dimensions
did not admit of egress. Ho had evi
dently flopped around in his tin parlor
until a hole was made in the rust-eaten
bottom, through which his trail pro
truded. In this condition, the cat-fish
bad power to navigate from one place to
another, and must have been regarded
by his aquarium neighbors as a kind of
iron-clad monitor. So says the Osceola
Itevielle, but you need not believe more
of it than you want to.
2" Recently John W. Belltof Mercer,
sold the half interest of a mill to Mr.
Guthrie, of Greenville. He went to the
residence of the man with whom be bad
the bargain for a settlement a few days
ago. Frank Guthrie, a sou of the pur
chaser, fliuling out that Bell bad the ar
ticle of agreement, the elder Guthrie's
notes to Mr. Bell for several hundred
dollars and other important papers, de
manded them and not having his re
quest granted, seized Bell by the throat
and pointed a cocked revolver at him.
The papers were surrendered and since
then Bell has brought suit against the
Guthrles for robbery. The son has dis
appeared and the father disclaims any
connection with the assault or robbery.
DR. NCHESCK'H 1TLM0MC Sl'RlT,
Be Weed Tonic, and Maitirakh Pillls. These
medicines have undoubtedly performed morn
cures of Consumption limn nny other remedy
known to the American public. They are com.
,M.,i. .iru ,.i t"k(mhuib inurements, ana contain
llOtllillK WlllPh can be Ilihii'lniKi In Mm human
constitution. Other remedies advertised as cures
for Consumption, probably contain opium, which
Is a somewhat dangerous drug In all cases, and If
iHimii nroiy ipj consumptive panenis, it must do
great Injury! lor Its tendency Is to cenllnethu
morbid matter In the system, which, of course,
must make a cure Impossible. Schneck's Pulmon
ic Syrup Is warranted not to. contain a particle of
opium; It Is composed of powerful but harmless
herbs, which act on the lungs, liver, stomach. and
blood, and thus correct nil morbid secretloiis.and
expel all the diseased matter from the body.
These are the only means by which Consumption
can be cured, ana as Hchneck's l'ulmonio Hyrup,
Sea weed Tonic, and mandrake l'llls are the only
medicines which operate In this way, It is obvious
they are the only genuine cure for Pulmonic Con
sumption. Each buttle of this Invaluable medi
cine Is accompanied by full directions. Dr.
Bchenck Is professionally at his principal office,
corner Blxlh and Arch Streets, Philadelphia,
every Monday, where all letters for advice must
VEGETI N E
IS MY FAMILY
I WISH NO OTHER.
' ii n o FrovitienoE, April 7, 1876.
Mr ". R. Steven s-Dear Hlr i When I was
about 8 years of age a humor broke out upon me.
which my mot her tried to cure by giving me herb
teas and all other such remedies as she knew of.
but It continued to grow worse, until finally she
consulted a physician and he said I had the salt
rheum, and doctorea me for that complaint, lie
relieved me some, but mild I could not beperma
iiently cured as the disease originated in the
blood. I remained a great stifTerer for several
years, until I heard of and consulted a physician,
who said I had the scrofulous humor and If I
would allow him to doctor me he would cure me.
1 did so, and he commenced iieallng up my sores
and succeeded In effecting an external cure, but
In a short time the disease appeared again In a
worse form than ever, as cancerous humor upon
my lungs, throat and head. I suffered the most
terrible pain, and there seemed to be no remedy,
and my friends thought I must soon die, when my
attention was called, while reading a newspaper,
to a VEGETINE testimonial of Mrs. Waterlioiise
No. Sfi4 Athens St.. South Boston, and I, formerly
residing in South Boston and being personally ac
quainted with her and knowing her former feeble
health, I concluded I would try the Vegetlne.
After I had taken a few bottles It seemed to force
the sores out of my system. I had running sores
In my ears which for a time were very paliiful.butj
1 continued to take the Vegetlne until I had
taken about twenty-tlve bottles, my health Im
proving all the time from the commencement of
the first bottle, and the sores to heal. I com
menced taking the Vegetlne In 1873, and contin
ued its constant use for B months. At the pres
ent time my health Is better than It has been
since I was a child. The Vegetlne Is what helped
me, and I most cordially recommend It to all suf
ferers, especially my friends. I had been a suf
ferer for over thirty years, and until I used the
Vegetlne, I found no remedy j now I use it as my
faithful medicine, and wish no other.
Mrs. B. C. COOPER,
No. 1 Joy Street, Providence, It. I.
The range of disorders which yield to the Infill,
ence of this medicine, and the number of defined
diseases which It never falls to cine, are greater
than any other single medicine has hitherto been
even recommended for by any other than the pro
prietors of some quack nostrum. These diseases
are Scrofula and all eruptive diseasesand Tumors
Rheumatism. Gout, Neuralgia, and Spinal Com
plaints and all inflammatory symptoms ; Ulcers,
all Syphilitic diseases. Kidney and bladder dis
eases, Dropsy, the whole train of painful disor
ders which so generally attllct American women,
and which carry annually thousunds of them to
premature graves s Dyspepsia, that universal
curse of American manhood. Heartburn, Piles,
Constipation, Nervousness, Inability to sleep.and
Impure blood. This is a formidable list of human
ailments for any single medicine to successfully
attack, and it Is not probable that any one arti
clebefore the public has the power to cure the
quarter of them except Vegetine. It lays the axe
at the root of the tree of disease by first elimina
ting every Impurity from the blood, promoting
the secretions, opening the pores the great es
cape valves of the system Invigorating the liver
to its full and natural action. cleansing the stom
ach and strengthening digestion. This much ac
complished, the speedy and the permanent cure
of not only the diseases we have enumerated, but
likewise the whole train of chronlo and constitu
tional disorders, is certain to follow. This is pre
cisely what Vegetlne does, and it does It soqulck
ly, and so easily, that it is an accomplished fact
almost before the patient It aware of it himself.
Best ltcmedy in tlio Lanl.
I.rrr.E Falls. N. Y., Sept. 23d, lS7fi.
Mn. II. R. Stevens : Dear Sir I desire to state
to you that I was afflicted with a breaking out of
blotches and pimples on my face and neck for
several years. I have tried many remedies, but
noae cured the humor on my face and neck.
After using two or three botties of your Vegetine
the humor was entirely cured. I do certainly be
lieve It is the best medicine for all impurities of
the blood that there Is in the land, and should
highly recommend it to the afflicted public
Truly sours, P. FEKKINE, Architect.
Mr. Peril ne is a well-known architect and
builder at Little Falls. N. Y., having lived there
aud in the viciuity for the last 33 years, 23 im
Prepared by H.R, Stevens, Boston,Mass,
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THE subscriber has now on hand at
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