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PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, MARCH 7, 1888.
THE THREE "ROCKERS." "Three rockers together, a-rockin' slow, Oa the east piazzer, all in er row; Where are the folks, j er want ter know? No answer comes, but the wind sighs low. "The oM house is prny with weather an' time, T:;e well curb is mossy au" green with slime, V.'inders rattle an endless rb-me; Nobody's here, but the cheers rock slow. It ain't very long sence all in er row Three sisters sat rockin' here to and fro, Knittin1, countin' from heel to toe, Yatchin' the bay where sails come and go. "They watched an they waited day arfter day, N' it a single ship sailed inter the bay; Joes long a-uominV then they say, Whales must be skeerce,1 and they all rocked . slow. 'But while they watched Maudy whitened and shrank. And Meny into strange silences sank, And Marthy, she looked old and lank: 'When wili Joe come?' an' they rocked more slow. Then ther come er day when an empty cheer Moved soft In the wind by the sister pair; A year more parssed, and Mercy there Sot watchin two idle rockers blow. "Three rockers together, a-rockin' slow. Not a soul in ther place to make 'em go; l'wlks are dead, if yer want ter know, Au' the lonesome sea is roc kin" Joe'." W. II. Winslow in Youth's Companion. spareribs for supper. We ain't got any monev. now, Jimmy. We're poorer nor Job's turkey.' "I told her that I would be delighted with the spareribs, and to tell the truth, John, I haven't eaten a meal in New York that tasted as well as those crisp roasted spareribs did. I spent the evening play ing checkers with father, while mother sat by telling me all about their misfor tunes, from old white Mooley getting drowned in the pond to father's signing a note for a friend and having to mortgage the place to pay it. The- mortgage was due inside of a week and not a cent to meet it with just $800. She supposed they would be turned out of house and home, but in my mind I supposed they THE OLD ROOFTREK "Hello, Jim! Where have you been lately?' ' shouted a broker the other even ing to a portly, finely dressed man in the corridor of the St. James. The gentle man stopped, shook hands with his friend, and replied, "I've been home to see my old father and mother, the first time in sixteen years, and I tell you, old man, I wouldn't have missed that visit for all my fortune." "Kinder good to visit your boyhood home, eh?" "You bet. Sit down. I was just think ing about the old folks, and feel talkative. If you have a few moments to spare, sit down, light a cigar, and listen to a story of a rich man who had almost forgotten his father and mother." They sat down, and the man told his etory. "How I came to visit my home hap pened in a curious way. Six weeks ago I went down to Fire Island fishing. I had a lunch put up at Crook & Nash's, and you can imagine my r?nishrxient when I opened the hamper to find a package of crackers wrapped up in a piece of news paper. That newspaper was the little patent inside country weekly published at my home in Wisconsin. I read every word of it, advertisements and all. There was George Kellogg, who was a school mate of mine, advertising hams and salt purk, md another boy was postmaster. By George! it made me homesick, and I determined then and there to go home, nwl go home I did. ."'In the first place I must tell you how I came to New York. I had a tiff with my father and left home. I finally turned up in New York with $1 in my pocket. I got a job running a freight elevator in ttie very house in which I am now a partner. , My haste to get rich drove the thoughts of my parents from me, and when I did think of them the hard words that my lufritliTi spoke to me rankled in my bosom. SsUJ' 1 . wnt ; home. I didn't see much change !L m . i?as hn the magnificent new depoW 1U Milwaukee I thought was an improvemV unE.on tne old shed that they used to have. c wa? onIy thirty miles from Milwaukee tQ Uij and I tell you, John, that trainea,,seeni , ,? creep, l was actually worse than a school boy going home for vacation. At last we neared the town. Familiar sights met my eyea, and, darn it all! they filled with tears. There was BiH Lyman's red bam, just the siiine; but, great Scott! what were all of the other houses? We rode nearly a mile before coming to the depot, through houses where only occasionally I saw one that was familiar. The town had grown to ten times its size when I knew it." a train stopped and I jumped off. Not a face in sujt that I knew, and I started down the platform Co go home. In the office door stood the station" agent. I walked up and said: 'Howdy, iu!rV Col lins?' "He stared at me and replied, 'You've got the best of me, sir.' "I told him who I was and what I had been doing in New York, and he didn't make any bones in talking to me. Saul he: 'It's about time you came home. You in New York rich, and your father scratching gravel to get a bare living.' "I tell you, John, it knocked me all in i heap. I thought my father had enough 0 live upon comfortably. Then a notion -truck me. Before going home I tele graphed to Chicago to one of our corre- pondents there to send me $1,000 by first aail. Then I went into Mr. Collins' ack office, got my trunk in there and ut on an old hand-me-down suit that I 3ed for fishing and hunting: My plug it I replaced by a soft hat, took my valise my hand and went home. Somehow .e place didn't look right. The currant ; ishes had been dug up from the front aril and the fence was gone. All the old 1 Dcust trees had been cut down and young raaples were planted. The hou?e looked mailer somehow, too. But I went up to he front door and rang the belL Mother came to x the., door and said: 'We don't wish to buy anything to-day, sir.' "It didn't take me a minute to survey her from head to foot. Neatly dressed, John, but a patch and a darn here and there, her hair streaked with gray, her face thin, drawn and wrinkled. Yet over her eyeglasses shone those good, honest, benevolent eyes. I stood staring at her and then she began to stare at me. I saw the blood rush to her face and with a great sob she threw herself upon me and nervously clasped me about the neck, hysterically crying: 'It's Jimmy, it's Jimmy.' "Then I cried, too, John. I just broke down and cried like a baby. She got me into the house, hugging and kissing me, and then she went to the back door and shouted 'George'.' "Father came in in a moment and from the kitchen asked, 'What you want, Car 'line?' "Then he came in. He knew me in a moment. He stuck out his hand and grasped mine, and said, sternly, 'WeF, young man, do you propose to behava yourself now?' "He tried to put on a brave front, but he broke down. There we three sat, like whipped school children, all whimpering At last supper time came and motht-r went out to prepare it. I went into the kitchen with her. " 'Where do you live, Jimmy?' she aked. " 'In New York,' I replied. " 'What you workin' at now, Jimmy?' " 'I'm working in a dry goods store.' " 'Then I suppose you don't live very high, for I hear tell o' them city clerks what don't get enough money to keep body and soul together. So I'll just tell ou, .Jimmy, we got nothin' but roast wouldn't. At last 9 o'clock came, and father said: 'Jim, go out to the barn and and see if Kit is all right. Bring in an armful of old shingles that are just inside the door and fill up the water pail. Then we'll go oU to bed and get up early and go a-fishing.' "I didn't say a word, but I went out to the barn, bedded down the horse, broke up an armful of shingles, pumped a pail of water, filled the woodbox, and then we all went to bed. "Father called me at 4:30 in the morn ing, and while he was getting a cup of coffee I skipped over to the depot cross lots and got my best bass rod. Father took nothing but a trolling line and spoon hook. He rowed the boat with his troll ing line in his mouth, while I stood in the stern with a silver shiner rigged on. Now, John, I never saw a man catch fish like he did. To make a long story short, he caught four bass and five pickerel and I never got a bite. "At noon we went ashore and father went home, while I went to the post office. I got a letter from Chicago with a check for $1,000 in it. With some trouble I got it cashed, getting paid In $5 and $10 bills, making quite a roll, t then got a roast joint of beef and a lot of delicacies and had them sent home. After that I went visiting among my old schoolmates for two hours and went home. The joint was In the oven. Mother had put on her only silk dress, and father had donned his Sunday go to meeting clothes, none too good, either. This is where I played a joke on the old folks. Mother was in the kitchen watching the roast. Father was out to the barn, and I had a clear coast. I dumped the sugar out of the old blue bowl, put the thousand dollars In it and placed the cover on again. At last sup per was ready. Father asked a blessing over it, and he actually trembled when he stuck his knife in the roast. " 'We haven't had a piece of meat like this in five years, Jim, he said; and mother put in with, 'And we haven't had any coffee in a year, only when we went a-visitin'.' "Then she poured out the coffee and lifted the cover of the sugar bowl, ask ing as she did so: 'How many spoons, Jimmy?' "Then she struck something ' that wasn't sugar. She picked up the bowl and peered into it. 'Aha, Master Jimmy, playin' your old tricks on your mammy, eh? Well, boys will be boys.' "Then she gasped for breath. She saw it was money. She looked at me, then at father, and then with trembling fingers drew the great roll of bills out. "Ha! ha! ha! I can see father now as he stood there then on tiptoe, with his knife in one hand, fork In the other and his eyes fairly bulging out of his head. But it was too much for mother. She raised her eyes to heaven and said slowly: i'ut your trust in the Lord, for hj. provide.' "Then she fainted awav. SaW .TVn there's not much more tCterT. We threw WattCrtTeWci f V'fixIU brought her to, and we demolished that dinner, mother all the time saying, 'My boy Jimmy I My boy Jimmy!' "I stayed home a month. I fixed up the place, paid off all debts, had a good time and came back again to New York. I am going to send $50 home every week. I tell you, John, it's mighty nice to have a home." John was looking steadily at the head of his cane. When he spoke he took Jim by the hand and said: "Jim, old friend, what you have told me has affected me greatly. . I haven't heard from my home way up in Maine for ten years. I m going home to-morrow." New York Sun. A. Joke on tne Duke. Duke Carl, of TTnrtemberg, wasa great hand at a practical joke in his younger days. Once he called at a fai.Tn house and asked the farmer's wife, who wa;a churn ing, for a drink of milk. She uMd not know her visitor, but went away to . fetch the milk, when the duke seized a cat, which was lying near, and threw it, to gether with a ducat, into the churn; ; When the woman returned, he drank the milk and walked away. A year later the same prince entered the house in different dress, and again asked for a glass of milk, and inojiired whether some one hadn't once secreted a cat in her churn. The farmer's wife laughed, and said: "Oh, yes; and I wouldn't mind his doing it again at the same price. ' ' ' 'What did you do with the butter you were churning then?" "Oh! I sent it to the palace, where they take all my stuff." San Francisco Argonaut. A "Writing Desk of Cannon Balls. The twenty-fifth anniversary of Prince Bismarck's services in the government of Prussia brought him, among others, a present of unusual weight from Lord Hanelagh, who is a great admirer of the priuce. "An iron present is the most suit able gift for the iron chancellor," he may have thought. And there was delivered on the festive day, at the palace of the prince, a parcel of immense weight. To guess by its weight, says a contemporary, . it might have been Bismarck's voice in the council of the powers, but it was not. When the covers were removed there stood a writing table of iron fashioned as if made out of "real live cannon balls." Chicago Herald. lluprovements in the Air Drake. Eighteen years ago, when the air brake was tried, it required eighteen seconds to apply it to a train 2,000 feet long. Four years later the time was reduced four seconds. Recent experiments with the air brake on freight trains show that it can be applied to every car in a train of that length running at the rate of forty miles an hour, and that this train can be stopped within 500 feet, or one-fourth of its own length, and .ill this without any serious jolting. New York Sun. A Ilemarkable Case. Under the above heading the "Don caster Reporter" of July 0, 18S7, pub lishes the following in its editorial col umns: Our readers may recall the circumstance of a young clerk, named Arthur Kichoid, falling insensible on the Wheatley Lane in this town some time ago, and being picked up, as he continued perfectly helpless, and taken in a cab by two gentlemen to the office of. F. W. Fisher, Esq., the solicitor who employed him. On restoring him to consciousness it was ascertained that he was afflicted with what seemed to be an incurable disease. When he was able to speak he said he had been to his dinner and was on his way back to his work, when suddenly his head was in a whirl and he fell in the street like a mau who is knocked down. On coming to his senses ,in the solicitor's office he thought what this might mean, and feared he was going to have a fit of illness, which we all know is a very dreadful thing for a poor man with a family to care for. With this in his mind he at once sought the best medical advice, telling the doctors how he had been attacked. They ques tioned him, and found that his present malady was exhaustion of the nervous system, resulting from general debility, indigestion and dyspepsia of a chronic nature. This in turn had been caused b' confinement to his desk and grief at the loss of dear friends by death. The coming on of this strange disease, as described by Mr. Richold, must be of interest both to sick and well. He had noticed for several years previously, in fact, that his eyes and face began to have a yellow look; there was a sticky and unpleasant slime on the gums and teeth in the morning; the tongue coated; and the bowels so bound and costive that it induced that most pain ful and troublesome ailment the piles. He says there was some pain in the sides and back and a senso of fullness on the right side, as though the liver were enlarg ing, which proved to be a terrible fact. The secretions from the kidneys would be scanty and high-coloredi with a kind of gritty or sandy deposit after standing. These things had troubled Mr. Itichold a long time, and after his fall in the street he clearly perceived that his fit of giddi ness was nothing more than a sign of the steady and deadly advance of the com plaint, which began in indigestion and dys pepsia. His story of how he went from one physician to another in search of a cure that his wife and little ones might not come to want is very pathetic and touching. Finally he became too ill to keep his situation and had to give it up. This was a sad calamity. He was appalled to think of how lie should be able to live. But God raised up friends who helped to keep the wolf from the door. He then went to the seaside at Walton on-thc-Naze, l A Til Al I . 1 1 - I out ueuner me cnange, nor me piiysicians who treated him there, did any good. All being without avail he visited London, with a sort of vague hope that some ad vantage might happen to him in the me tropolis. This was in Oc tober, 1$XT. iVKo7iafcif3i, ifiaeed, are the ways of Providence, which dashes down our high est hopes and then helps us when we least expect it. While in London he stated his condition to a friend, who strongly advised him to try a medicine which he called Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup, saying it was gen uine and honest, and often cured when everthing else had failed. He bought a bottle of a chemist in Pimlico, and began using it according to the directions. He did this without any faith or hope, and the public may, therefore, judge of his surprise and pleasure when after taking a few doses he felt great relief. He could eat better, his food distressed him less, the symptoms we have named abated, the dark spots which had floated before his eyes like smuts of soot gradually disap peared, and his strength increased. Before this time his knees would knock together whenever he tried to walk. So encouraged was he now that he kept on using Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup until it ended in completely curing him. In speaking of his wonderful recovery Mr. Kichoid says it made him think of poor Robinson Crusoe, and his deliver ance from captivity on his island in the ea; and added, "But for Mother Seigel's Cu. rative Syrup the grass would now be growi :ng over my grave." Our readers can rest assured of the strict truth of a n the statements in this most re markable c -ase, as Mr. Richold (now resid ing at Swist -i Cottage, Walton-on-the-Naze.) belongs to c ine of the oldest and most re spected familk.es in the beautiful village of Long Melford. Suffolk, and his personal character is attested by so high an au thority as the F.ev. C. J. Martyn. We have deemed the t?aseof such importance to the public as to ; ,Ustif v us in eriviner this n our columns. METE0P0LITAN Meat Company, HI UL NT BEET, G. J. WALLER, MANAGER. B WHOLESALE AND RETAIL UTCHEBS ANJ Navy Contractors. MOTHER SEIGEL'S OPERATING FIT FOR- CONSTIPATION Sluggish Liver, ETC., ETC., ETC. 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