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1101,COMif & TRACY, Publishers.
Fvery Thursday at Towasida. Pa.,
t., 11. J A: TRACY, Proprietors.
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-Moore and Nobles Block, at the corner of Main
and Pine etreets, over J. F. Ginger's Boot and
Shoe store.. its circulation is over 2000, As an
advertising medium it is unexcelled in its im
mediate fie d.
Our r tubbing. Terms. . 2
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Ite itnetmuctal within the poanty with any
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rrical and Departure of Mails.
nails arrive and depart at . the T)wsuda Post
ottice as follows:
Phil. N. Y., and E aatorn States
Dusl;ore, Laporte, be
L. V. way mail from the North
New Era, &e.. Tuesday, Thursday and
Asylum, A: c., Monday, 'Wednesday and
Troy, Burlington, &c...... I:00 r. M.
Leßaysville. Boma, &c 1.01
closed pouch from Erie and NC B lie 2:30
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Csnton,, ke ' 5:00
Closed pouch from Elmira and ERR lo:40
Canton, Monroeton, Szc
Lehigh Valley way mail South
Closed pouch Elmira, Erie and North
ern Central Railroads ' 10:00
Troy, Burlington, Sc... • ...... 10:00.
Sheshequin, Sc 12:00 'at.
Barclay • 1:00 r. 4.
eiV Era, Tuesday Thursday and Sat
Nsylum, Monday, Wednesday and
Leßaysville, Roma, .kc 1:00
Dushore, icc —.... '2;43
Lehigh Valley way mail North 3:41
New York Phila. and Eastern States. 7:43
enliw open ifoni 7:00 a. w. to 7:45 MoLity
Order office open from 8:00 a. at. to 7:00 P.
()diet, open on Sunday from 9:00 to 10:00 s. U.
P. p - oNin.i.. P. It.
I EHIGH VALLEY:it PENNA:AND
t NEW YORK RAILROADS.
AI:I:ANOMIE:$1' OF PASSENGER TRAINS
TO TALE EFFECT MAY 15, lsso.
• Waverly ..
I .man la
4 , Standing Stone.
Nikinner ' s • Eddy
.t . it Junction
Mlurn Chunk ..
• York .
• New Y0rk........
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No. 32 leaves Wyslnaing st6:oo, A. M.. French.
t"r.n 1 1, Itunimerfteld 6.23, Standing Stone 6.31
‘Vvi'auking G. 40, Towanda 6.53, tllater
Milan 7:11,- Athens 7:25, Sayre 7:10, Waver
ly 7 55, arriving at Elmira 8:50. '
N... 31 leaves Elmira 5:15 P. M., Waverly 6:35,
Sayre 1:45, Athens 6:50, Milan 6:59. 'Ulster 7:08,
'1" , ..a mots 7:23, Wysanking,7:3s, Standing Stone
it'nmmerteld 7:52, Frebcbtown 8:02, arriv
inv at Wyatt:sing at 8:15.
'lnking 8 and 15 run daily. Sleeping cars on
trains A and 15 between Niagara Falls and Phila"
delphla and between Lyons and New York witli
out changes. Parlor cars on Trains 2 and 9
botween Niagara Falls and Philadelphia with
out change, and through coach to and from
Rochester via Lyon..
- WM. STMT . :IBOIi, Sut.
Skllm. Pa., May i5,,1881. Va 2, N.Y p
:11 ~ lomatatal larble Gruite Work
Prices cheaper thin the clic!' .
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Tc zanda Busting Direc4:ri.
1.7% over Powell . 1 / 4 co
dthiFF. J. • Sr.,. Unice in Wood's Block, south
Firat Satiozial Bank, up stairs. ,tune
MLSIIIIKE SUN iNC ELibree'and L
"...."01nee in Moreur Block. Park St. rnayl4.7B
CEOK k OVERTON ti:Onj it Peek and D a Otv•r
-'-.. *M. °Lace over Hill's Market 49-'79
YESTON k SANDERSON (E Overton and Joan
F.Srarulerson.) Office in Adams Block. j nlys'7B
MAXWELL, WM. Office over Dayton . " 8tor::
TITILT. J. ANDREW. Office in Mcsn'a Block•
DAVIES, CARNOCEAN S: HALL, (TV T Davies.
W Carnockan, L .1111011.) Office in rear
LI Ward honey. Entrance on Poplar St. tie 12.75
ERCUR, RODNEY A. Solicitor of Patents.
Particular attention paid "to business in
Orphans' Court and to the serttleinent Of estatea.
Office in Montanye's Block. 4940
c PREnsoN & YOUNG, (r. McPherson and
W. I. Young.) Office south aide et ?Jimmies
MADILL 8: KINNEY, Ofl ice corner Mill/And
Pine et. Noble's block. second floor front.
Collections promptly attended to. feb 178
NTTILLIAMS, ANGLE'& BUFFINGTON. ; (I/ N
vv IVilliams. E Angle and E E Buffington).
Office west side of Main street, two doors north
of Argus office. All business entrusted to their
care will receive prompt attention. oct V.,77
MASON & THOMPSON, ( C, F. Masms, E. A.
Thompson.) Attorneys-at-Law. Special at
tention to conveyancing,. examination of title
and all matter relating. to real estate. Collec
tions promptly remitted. Oilico over. Patch d:
Tracy's store. . • roaral-Si.
TAMES 11. AND JOUN W. CODDING, Attar- .
feil nays and Counsellors-at-Law. Office In the
Mercur •Block, over C-T. Kirby's Drug Store.
July 3, 'SO tf.
KEgSBY, J. P., Attorney.at-Law. Office in
Mcintanyn'is Block, 'Main Street.
Sept. 15, 'Bl-tt,
rpuomPsoN, W. 'II. and E. A., Attorneys-at
Law, Towanda, Pa. Wilco in Alercur Block,
over . C. T. Kirby's'Drug Store, entrance on Main
street, tint stairway north of Post-office. All
business promptly attended to. Special atten
tion given to claims. against the United States
for Pensions, Bounties, Patents, etc., and to
collections and settlement of decedent's ea ttes.
April 21, ly
TOBSSON: T. 8., M.D. 013103. over Dr. U. C
gA Borten's Drug Store. • ' feb 12.78
NEWTON, Drs. D. N. &F. G. office at Dwelling
on River Street, corner Weston St. feb 12.71
LADD. C. It., M.D. Office let door above old.
bankbitilding;on Main istreet. Special at
tention given to, diseases of the throat and
WOODBURN, B. M., M.D. °Bice aril rest
Bence. Main street, north of M.E.Church
Medical Examiner for Pension Droaxtment.
DAIME, E. D.. M.D. Office over Ttfontanye's
Store._ Office hours from 10 to 12 a.m. and
from 2 to 4 P. Y. Special ittention given to
Diseases of the Eye, and Maumee of the Ear.
rirElfla HOUSE. Main:at., next corner south
- 1 - 1 . of Bridge street. New house and new
furniture throughout.:' The proprietor has
spared neither pains or expense in making his
hotel first-class and respectfully solicits a share
of public patronage. Meals at allhours. Terms
reasonable. Large Stable attached.
mar S 77 . WM. HENRY.
4.0) A. Ad
WATKINS POST, NO. CA, 0. A. R. 'Meets
every Saturday evening. at Military Hall.
OEO. V. MYER, Commander.
J. It. Krrrtunar., Adjutant. .feb 7,19
RYSTAL LODGE, 'NO. 57. Meets at K. of P
Hall every Monday evening at 7:30. In
surance $2,000. Benefits $3.00 per week. Aver
ego annual cost, 5 years experience, $ll.
.1. H. KITTRIDGE. RepOrter.
Jvass.Wannixx., .Ta., Dictator. teb 22.78
BRADFORD LODGE, NQ . 'pa, 1. o. o. F., Meet
in Odd Fellow'n Hall, every Monday evening
at 7 o'clock. WAIIIIILV HILL, Noble Grand."
POST, F. E. No. 32 Second street. All orders
' will receive prompt attention. June 12,73
DTAN, G. NC; County Superintendent. Office
lA , days last Saturday of each month, over
Turner k Gordon's Drug Store, Towanda Pa;
• -- July DA'S
SUSQUEHANNA COLLEGIATE INSTITT#E.
The Fall Term of twenty-eight year Om
mences on Monday August22nd. Isll. For cata
logue or other Informatioti, address call on
EDWIN E. QUINLAN; A. M.
ray 19,78 Towanda. Pa.
and Gas Fitter. Place of-business in Mer
cur Block nest door to Journal office opposite
Public Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repair
ng Pumps of all kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
promptly attended to. All wanting work in his
ne should give him a call. • July '27,77
15 . . 9 7' 3
2.05, 7.20.....1 7.15
2.50 8.25 ....... 9.20
6.40 11.30 '
G. 54 11.55,
RBSSEIL, Q. S. General Insurance Agency.
Towanda. Pa. Mee in Vi'hitcoinb's Book
Store. • :• ' July 12.76
ELEVAN HOU‘SE,ELMIft.t,• N. Y. C. T. Smith.
formerly of the Ward Honer% Towanda. Pro
prietor. ' This Hotel is located immediatly
opposite the railroad depot, Every pains taken
for the comfort of gqests.' . Ju1y5,77
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TOWNER, H. L., 31. D..
HOMCROPATIIIO Pilltia6LAN & SURGEON.
Residence and office just, north of Dr. Cotton's
Main street. Athens, Pa. '
NEW FIRM I NEW , STORE
NEW. GOODS I
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A r TOR:1 EY 8,1 T. L A W
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING.
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER
('Formerly with liendelinan.)
IRS OPENED A
OF 1118 OWN
IN. PAT TON'S BLOCK,
With Swart:: i;oi-den's'Store,
Main Street, Towantja, Pat.;
Where he keeps a FULL ASSOR:,MENT or
Gold & Silver Watches
SWISS AND AMERICAN;
g- Ms Stock fa all NEW anti of tho FINEST
QUALITY. Call and sea for yourself.
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY
F.,NOKAVING A SPECIALTY
ICENDALIA'S SPAWN CURE
Is sure in its effects, mild in itsaction as it does
not blister, yet is penetrating and powerful to
reach every deep seated pain or to remove any
bony growth or other enlargements, anal as
sparing, splints curbs, callous, sprains, swell
ings and any lameness and all enlargements of
the joints or limbs, or for rheumatism in loan
and for any purpose for which a liniment is used
for man or beast, • It is now known to be the
best liniment fdi man ever used, acting mild and
yet certain in its effects.
Bend address for:lllustrated. Circular which
we think gives positive proof of its virtues. 'No
remedy has ever met with such nnqUalified uc
cess to our knowledge, for beast as well a man.
Price tl per bottle. or six bottles - tor $5. All
Druggists have it or can get it for you, or it will
be sent to any address on receipt of price by the
proprietors, Dn. B. J. EIMDALL & C 0.,• halos
burgh Falls, Vt. \-
Sold by all Druggists.
: 74: CURES I111
!ism, Dropsy, Heart Disease,
fousness - Nervous debility, etc.-
The Bost ' IDEMED7 ICNO'WN to Mani
This Syrup possesses Varied Properties.
It Stimulates the Ptyalin.. in the
Saliva, *hitch converts the Starch and
Sugar of the food into . glucose. • A dell.
eiency in Ptyaline causes Wind and
Souring of the food in the stomach. It
the medicine Is taken immediately after
eating the fermentation of tbod is pre.
It nets 'Upon the Veer. . •
' It nets upon the Kidneys.
It Regulates the Bowels.
It Purifies the Blood. - •
It Quiets the Nervous glistens.
It Promuotes Digestion.
it • Nourishes. Strengthens and Zneigorates,
It carries off the Old Blood and user. nen
It opens the pores of the skin and induce.
It neutralizes the hereditary taint, or poison
In the blood, which generates Scrofula. Err
sigelas. and all manner of skin , disease* and
There are no spirits employed in its mann.
iadture. and it can be taken by the most deli.
cats babe, or by the aged and feeble, eareonly
being reguirein attention to directions.
DRVGOISTS SELL IT. '
Laboratory, 77 West 341
NEW YORK CITY.
Never fails to Cure:
Dear Sir;—This is to certify that your INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP has benefited mo more, after a
short trial, than all the medicine Itave used
for 15 years
Dear Sir:--rhave used your eicellent INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP for Disease of the Stomach, and
it has proved to be a valuable medicine.
Sins. J. Arars.v;
Turtle Point, Mae= co., Pa.
Dear Sir:—l was troubled with Nervous De
bility.and partial Paralysis, for a number of
years, and obtained „no relief until need your
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP, esbort trial of which
restored me to health.
Dear Sir:—My little girl was cured of Itif
mutton of the'Face and Eyes. by the use of your
reliable INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. A physician
had previously failed to afford relief and it was
thought, that the child could not-live. Its neck
and, breast was entirely - Covered with Scrofulous
Sores, which are now entirely gone.
Sure Cure for Liver Complaint.
Turtle POint, McKean co., Pa.
Dear Sir:—This is to certify that your INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP has effectuallytelieved , me of
Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia/after the doe
tors failed. ,
• Turtle Point, McKean co., Pa.
Dear have need your excellent INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP for Rheumatism and Liver Com
plaint, and have derived great relief therefrom.
i Dennis Six?sox:
Dear Sir:=l was • life-long sufferer from Liver
Complaint until I used your great, INDIAN
:DLOUD SYRUP. from which I soon obtained
.permanent relief. I also find the Syrup to be a
valuable Bowel Regulator. .
Dear Sir:—This is to certify-that your reliable
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP is the best medicine
ever used in my family. Hoping the public will
be benefited 'by this great remedy, I take great
pleasure in giving my testimony of its value.
JosErn P. BRIMAXEIT.
,Dear Sir:—l take pleasure- in recommending
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP as the best medi
cine made. People who are ••Dyspeptic .should
not fail to give it a trial.; For toe Stomach it
has no equal. I have used it and know it to be
a valuable medicine. , -
Dear was troubled; 'with Liver Com
plaint for a long time, and by the persuasion of
your Agent, I commenced taking your excellent
INDLVN BLOOD BYllUP,wbicb bas greatly bene
fited me. :I have never found'iny medicine to
°anal it, and can confidently say it is a safe and
highly valuable remedy,
• Pain in the Wens' t.•
Berlin, Someriet Co., Pa.
Dear Sir:—l was aftlcted with a Pain in my
Breast and . Side. and when I Would lie down. I
could scarcely breathe for Pain, I was also very
weak In my Breast and Lungs.' I used some of
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP and am-now near
ly well. My Lungs are strong once more and I
am very grateful to you for, such a valuable
Dear Slri—This.is to certify that' your value'.
ble INMAN BLOOD SYRUP has cured me of
flapepala and Indigestion. which I had been
afflicted with for years.
Dear Sir:—l rocs subject to severe Pains in my
Kidneys. Weaknesi and Painful Sick Headache,
ior years, and failed to obtain relief, until I was
induced to try your reliable, INDIAN BLOOD
sy itUr. a short trial of which restored me to
No ins 13artrani St
• Philadelphia, Pa. - .
Dear was troubled with Coativenes and
Headache, and the use of your INDIAN BLOOD
SYRUP 'proved most beneficial to me. It is the
best medicine I ever used.
No: 81 7 Federal St
Dear Sir: —I was afflicted with Dyspepsia and
Billionsness for years, and failed to procure re
lief until I began using your INDIAN BLOOD
SYRUP. which soon effectually relieved me. I
take great pleasure in recommending,its use to
*be afflicted. .
No. 1035 Locust St
Disease of the Stomach and Liver. ,* ,
Bushelll, Co., Pa.
Dear Sir:—This is to certify that I have used,
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP for Thapage of the
Stomach and Liver, and have been much bene
Dear Sir;-1 consider your reliable INDIAN
12/JOD SYRUP the beat medicine I ever used in
my family. It is justae troop:mended,
Dear Sir:—l • baVe used your great INDIA'S
BLOOD SYRUP in my family for Worm and
Summer Complaint, and it hair proved effectual
Dear Sir:—My daughter was in Poor Health
and a short trial of your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP
entirely cured her. - 1
AGENTS WANTED ter the sale .
of the INDIAN.BLOOD
SYBVP in every town or village, in which I.'have
no agent. Particulars given on application:
TOWANDA.. BRADFORD COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1881.
Disease of the Stomach.
Ashland. Schpykill co.. Pa
Nervous - Debility
D. C. WiNtintr
Turtle Point, McKean co., Pa
F. F. BISHOP
Remedy for the Rheumatism.
An Agent's Testimony.
Turtle Poliit; McKean co., Pa
HENRY C. SIMPSON
A Valunblb Medicine.
Sonforsot C.a.. Pa
Dyspepsia and Indigestion.
' Berlin, Somerset Co., Pa
• UATTZE EIIIB9TNO Ell
Berlin, Sorneraet Co., Pa,
Dyspepsia and Indigestion.
GEORGE M. ELLIOT
For Kidney Diseases.
Best Family Medicine.
Busbkill, Pito Co., Pa,
, Remedy for. Worms.
Never Fails to Cure.
Bushkin, Pike Ca.. Pa
TAR BAitRISTER'S CL.ERK.
Time—:One . of the earlier days of
April in the year 187-. Scene—The
Central Criminal Court of the County
of Middlesex. -
Let us watch two young barristers
who are enterinkin wig and gown, :and
.wlio take their seats on the benches 're
served for counsel. "
In bringing it about that these two
young men should lie Mende, nature
had followed her usual mode of pro
cedure; for in ue:trly . e . very characteris
tic they were cach4ther—except
in indolence. Whiltt Francis Julian
was a man who hada great • deal of flre!.: Sir,' proceeds the unhappy de
and passion hidqu_awaY
.who is in the 'painful position
parputly listless exterior,. his brother of a person not permitted to.tell his own
barrister parried his character visibly ; story in his can way, 'my wife Says to
written on 'his face. Charlie Thornton me that she thought that it couldn't bo
—for that was the name of Julia&s pet the cat; so, after_ listening for ten-min
friend—was altogether stiperficiul.. And utes or so, Islips on my, clothes, opens
yet, with it nil , he was not.'a bad fel- the door, and goes tothe head of the,
low, and could you have scriped off a stairs'—and the witness ..goes on to re.
Certain outer coating of _ec_ua. late, with the assistance of his counsel,
cynicism, you would have left" nothing how 111 first summoned to, his aid a man
on earth to object to in -him, lint& good who looked after the shop and who slept
in the house, and,.how by their united
deal tolike. At the Bar he was two
years senior to Julian. • efforts they succeeded, in capturing the
It wink' . not, I think,. .be' revealing. bnrglar. The, evidence, as far' as it
goeS, is coriblusive against the prisoner,
professional secrets to confess that
neither of our friends was in very large and there does not seem much hope of
practice. -Day after day did Julian his escaping a Revere sentence (
'ls the 'prisoner, unrepresented -by
come down to his musty old Temple
chambers to find ,a striking absence of counsel ?' asks the. Judge on , the bench.
briefs.. Morning after Morning
did he 'My Lord, the prisoner line not the ad- .
knock at his door, which was opened' to vantage of being. arristerfor -the proserepreseuted by voun-.
him • by' a very reedy-looking :clerk, replies , .the b
when something like the following dia- cation., humorously; at which , there
logue used to take plaee: is . a. laugh in court, .and the usher again
'Anybody beedhere; Peters?' feels it necessary to say 'Slit Sh I Sh I'.
'No one, Sir.' . • 'The prisoner ought to he afended,'
'No solicitor, I supPbse ?' was says the Judge; ',who is tlm youngest
the usual question, quite stereotyped _counsel present
by this time. At this question- there is a conSulta
`No, Sir, none.' . , The usual answer, tion Among the representatives of the
Bar, and the result is quickly 'seen by
our friend Julian risindand saying:
'My Lord, I believe that I have the
honor to . have been called most re
'Theri . ,' replies the Judge, 'I. must
aik you to undertake the •defense of the
'My lord,' replies Juliau, 'lit so short
a notice, and Without any consultation
with the prisoner, I feel—'• •
'Every alloWance will
e be made.. for
'yotr,' interrupts the Judge. "In .(.rder
to give you. more One to, prepare the ,
materials fora decease I will adjourn for
'lunch now; £l:4' it is one o'clock, and you
can reserve your cross-examination of
this witness till after the Ojoarnment.'
• „Julian • howa',..his acknowledgments,
and. the learnediJndge rises from his
seat, and pr.-ceded by the official of the
court, disappears into' his private apart
ment. There is a general putting. on
of bate and outliner& of 14iied in_ court:
'WO, here's ago I' is,tl grieve to
have to report, Our .hero's exclamation
on hearing that on him fortune has
bcstowed the-, privi!ege of being ik'de
tense to the defenseless, and th 4 'to
him Attaches the_ proud duty *of
lug foranother's liberty,. Then, turn- '
to his alter ego seated besi..e him,
'What Shall I say, Charlie, old *fellow ?
What would yon say if
. yon-were in my,
_Then he glanced at the mauvaise sujjt
in tha neck, and involuntarily his heart.
softened toward' the wretched
who was to be his client, and he Looked
With closer attention 'at his movements.
At that moment the prisoner was
beckoning to the boy we have before"
referred,to, who at once advanced* to- .
ward him, and, by leave of the.warders,
put into the hands . of the prisoner a
large lump_ of, bread and cheese. ,He
would have gone back to sit lin his
bench,. but this little incident had not
passed unnoticed by the young advo-
What weinder„ then; That Julian was
discouraged ? Be used' to look out of
his__ - ebliMbeiviindows and wonder how
the 'fellows opposite;' whom he could
see "working away at their tables, ever
managed to get any buSiness. ThrOugh
a little opening in the Temple buildings
ho could just "see the sparkle of the
river, and the lazy barges creeping sea
ward on the ebbing - tide. Often had
he watched them; envying the free out,'
of-dqor life of sailors, and to
hurl his pent-up wasting enerftles into,
some current of laborious action. At
present, therefore; he is not nineh,inter
ested in the details of the Law; finds
Equity dry, Common Law drier, and;
indee3, a 'plentiful lack of moisture' in
the whole range of legal studies.
Sprung from - a family which had its
ancestral home in . one of our . beautiful
Southern counties, julian hati,yot hardly
ever visited the family mansion.- Our
hero'S father had been 'disinherited be
cause he chose to follow hi:l-own bent
and select a profession for himself. Hti ,
bad become a doctor. His father—our
heO's erandfather—at first expressed .
his unbounded horror at Such an inten
tion, having an old-world Sort . of no
tion that to do any work for a liveli
hood was lowering. " He told him plain :.
ly that bOmight bCcomq a doctor if• he
liked, but that he would thereby forfeit
all . hope of receiving a single,' penny or
-a single acre from,his paternal inherit
ance. ' The son, li . oweve,r, refused
abandon - his pet pi•oject, !and the result
was ila, when father' died, his
_younger, brother : George
_took the fine
old house and grounds.
Dr.. Julian had rapidly risen in his
profession,and amassed n large fortune,
so he did not particularly resent being
deprived both of the family Seat and of
all share in -the pecuniary inheritance.
I ought to add ttiat George Jnliadre
flised to touch his brbther's share of
the money 'which was left; and as Dr.
Julian was too proud to accept it, it lay
accumulqing in the Funds for the good
of George's nephew. At this time of
our story Dr. Julian bad - been dead
about five years; and Franciatlied about
as often visited at 'his uncle's house,
never very willingly, though his uncle
wait.kindness itself ; . but Francis was not
the sort of person to reject proffers . of
good-will from an 3 human creature.
Perhaps the fact that his .uncle's only
child was a fair girl -just ripening into
womanhood had ben au additional in
ducement to him to forget the past._
And now it is time to chine back into
court • •
The case to be tried. was a case of
burglary.' The prisOrieOvas it rather
fine-looking man, .prematurely aged,
and with an expression of subdued ex-
citement on his features.: Now and
again he-would pass his hand wtarily
across his brow. At a little distance
from the dock a lad about fourteen
years ohl„apparently was standing.
Betweeii,him and the prisoner is was
plain sortie relationship exh,ted, for the
latter would every -now and then direct
his gaze with a look of. Yearning anxiety
into the face of thebOy.. A pale and.
nervous -looking face it was; - too, and .
itS,Owner was lothed in garments which
The lad was cooking round lon . ..the
unwonted spectacle; - apparently trying
to :find in all, that strange crowd, of
'human beings some sympatliiiing
glance,- Although dirt and early Re
quaint:ranee with want had drawn a veil
.over his features, yet there was in them
something .wonderfullY open and at
tractive; .something brave, yet tender,
that spoke of an unspoiled nature lying
in the unexplored depths of thct young
human soul. Who shall explore them?
Who shall find and bring . .up to light
the, hidden precious ore in that boyish
heart?, Who is to be his teacher, the
guide of his youth? .See him us he
looks with a face of entire confidence,
of pitying love, ou the poor prisoner in
the-dock, and say•what are his chances
of groWing up a useful man, when his
lot seem X-join to.that,of a criminal,
and his . best affections are thrown away
on ari outcast ?, • • .
But the examination of the first Wit
ness is prosee,ding, while Julian and his
briefly noticing the demean
or '4 the prisoner and the aapeet.'of
the Oen& The witness is the owner of
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the, how broken into, worthy trades
man-of the better class, and be has de
posed to having been roused from - -his
bed at the untimely hour of four in the
morning by-a nobmin the lower regions.
He at first had thought it might he the
Cat,-.'And _ when you discovered it was
not the eat, what then ?' asked the
examining counsel, with gentle per. 7
'Well, Sir,' replied the witness, "my
wife said to me, 'John,' says she, 'I
don't think it can be the cat, be
eause—" , •
'NeVer mind what yoni wife said,' in
terrupts the barrister, 'tell us what you
He called , to the boy,! 'Come here,
my lad; looking rather fiightened, ad
vanced slowly to the awful gentleman
in the wig, Whohad summoned him for
some unknown and perhaps dreadful
object. - . • -
But Julian ; said very mildly; 'So
you've given up your lunch to your
friend ?' _
'lt's dinner' said' the youth, eyeing
his interlocutor. It'll be his only, meal
to-day, I guess.'
'And what Will you do yourself ?
Have Yon' had your . dinner before ?'
'No,' said the - boy. .He answered as
if dinner was a sore subject with him=
owing to . the factlbid he bad
not had one for some days. Then,
after a minute's pause, he added, 'That
was my dinner, that was.' •
'Well,'- said Julian, secretly pleased
with the bOy's franknem of speech; 'you
tell me what I want to know about your
friend there, and then, when we go'',
away, till give you as much • dinner as
yon can eat.' He made the bey sit down
on the bench beside him, Mud how he
occupied the half hour till the entrance
of the Judge after 4anch subsequent
events in court will sufficiently disclose.
The door of the private apartment
opens wide. Out, steps the official
briskly and stands on one side; a hush
takes place in court, and the Judge
comes forth once_ more to his work and
to his labor. The Bar rise; the Judge
bows to the Bar," the. Bar bow to the
Judge; the Judge ' takes his seat, the
Bar take theirs. The witness who is to
be cross-examined, snd who has been
preparing for the 'Ordeal,. during the
interval by .administering to himself a
few hasty doses of French
Dutch courage, steps into' the box;, up
rises . lllr. Julian, the jury pick up their
ears, and the dramit begins. -
will.not weary my readers' patience
with a verbatim account of the proceed
ings. The cross-examination of this
witness was very - much 'like all other
cross-examinations. When Julian took
up the defense he devoted his entire
energies to proving •that the prisoner
had at the time of thp burglary taken
no trouble to conceal his presenee. in
,the house; that he had made little, if
any, resistance to capture; and dint, in
fact, his behaviour was just that of a
man who had not tasted . food for
twinty-four howl,' and was 'driven'. tip'
burglary to prevent starvation.
Then it became Jalian's duty to
bring forward any evidence tbst he
could in support.of the defense.
'I - suppose you-have n o evidence for
the Prisoner ?' said the judge. leaniu ! ,
forward over the desk and addressing
'Excuse me, ray lord;' replied Julian.
'Although I regret -- to say that I,have
not had time to properly prepare the
prisoner's case and call any witness
who.might give a different color to the
flansaption, yet I am uot entirely with
out witness.' - Then he turned to the
boy whoM I have before mentioned
and said; 'Edward Graham; , step into
the box.' •
'Edward Graham,' aheited the usher,
'step up into the box.
The boy, looking pale and rather
did as be was bid, was, duly
sworn, and ther4 as all' witnesses do,
Axed his eyes on l i he face of the examin
ing counsel,' inste d of turning them, as
all witnesses ought to do, toward the
- Judge and jury. ,
''Now, my lad,' began Julian, what
relation aro you to tbe , pris 'Der?'
'I ain't no relation, Sir,' replielli the
boy; 'but I calls him my rather.'
. 'Haven't you t got a • father of your
,own 2' was the n4xt question.-
'No Sir, not as I..knows of. He,'
pointing to the prisoner, 'he has always
been like my father to me; so that's
why I calls him it.' .
'What?.' put in thel . the Judge,
i 'haven't you any other friends iii. Lo
n-0011 ? No relations, :brothers or - die.
• . !
tern ?' - - • - • - , .
'No, Sir,' said the boy iiii4plY, 'l've
got no friends -but him; lie 'teund me
when I was a little - chap. Seiruebedy
left me on a doorstep, so I've heard tell,
and he took merto his house, and fed
Me and took care of the. so I calls him
my father.' 1. ~, . - • '
'Ndw, can you tell us- what . your
father, as 'you call him,' proceeded.
Julian,. 'had been. ',doing on the 'day
when lie broke into this house ?'
Gredually,. in answer to - this - and
other qtiestions, some of the most ig
portant facts with regard to the prison.
er's , life' and antecedents were elicited.
Ho had once been ' it seemed, a London
carter in the service . of a great brewing
house; bit by bit he bad acquired drink
-1 ing habits, had .be6n . turnea out of his
I employment, hail gone
.from bad to
worse, had lived a wretched half-starv- 1
Jed life iu a.cellar for the last six months'
with the boy he called his son. Finally,
on the day on which the burglary . was
committed, he .had gone out in 'a state
of desperation, determined to g:it sinne
employment, or at all events to get food
by fair means or foul. -•- ---- .
'l,tried to 'pia him back, - Sir,' said
the boy, 'when I saw what he was tip
to; hot it was nu g ood, ho wan wad like;
and 'when Le had got into the house I
I ran away.' ' *. . .
''That's true r kroke in the prisoner,
in a hoarse; smothered voice. '1 was
mad, and that is the fact; bnt it's past
• The warders sternly ordered him to be .
silent. • But evidently this *48.110' easy
matter him; he was laboring under
strong emotion, pitibale to see, and ho
kept pressing his hands tighter together
while, his liNs were muttering inarticu
late words, and all
. tlie time his - eyes
were fixed ',on the faee of bis youthful
defender in the.•witriess-hox: :
'And what made - yon go, on-living with
him him,' resumed Julian, 'when you
knew the bad ways he was getting into.'
Up to this pOint the boy luid answer..
ed well enough; but now be- pursed up
his lips and was perfectly silent. The
question had to be repeated twice; and
then the lad - suddenly broke out into a
cry that seemed to dome front the depths
of his little heart. . 'Why, how could I
leave him, After all he'd done for me ?
He fonnd me when I wsi starving, .and
ho cared for me and fed - me, and—and—
oh, Sir," addressing the Judge, `if he
is sent ; to. prison let ins go to l' Aud
regardless of the Judge, jury, Bar, and
spectators, ho burst into passionate
tears. ~ - . ,• -
The prisoner made a quick, convul
sive movement, as if to go to the boy.
The warders stopped him. He gave
one fierce, • baffled glance around, and
then bowed his head down . and became
quite still. Only by . the twitching of
his face and the clasping. of .tal hands
could you tell that ho was at all moved
byis unlooked-for'incident.. , Brit the
dent produced its - effe,et on the
hat will do, my little lad,;-,siiid Ju
lian very kindly. You can id,iind sit
down now .' ! ,
Then,;vithout giving hinifell much
tale to ause and think, ho; turned to
the juryn and briefly addreiiSed them.'
He dweli'on the sad tale that had been
unfolded to them that day, .yet of the
proof that tali afforded that tlisyrisoner
had C nature capable of better things;
and he especially insisted that the act,
of which he had no doubt been guilty,
had been occasioned—as was perfectly
evident—by ttie - recklessiies,,of hunger
and 'privation. When deeply stirred
Julian forgot himself, which is the key
to oratory; and his speech 'to the jury,
though not more than a quarter/ of an
hour in length, was listened to( in si
lence, and produced an impression on
all who heard it.
The , prosecuting - col
Then came j4.11e summing up, and the
last_ stage of all was reached—the jury
retired to consider their verdict. ‘,
In half an hour they returned, and
the foreman announced: -'We find the
prisoner gfillty of breaking into the
house with Intent to steal food only;
and we strottgly . recommend hind to the
mercy of thtt court.' So Jalian's elo
quence and iheboy's evidence had/pro
duced their effect. The poor prisoner
was allotted a year's imprisonment, wo
hurried out of the dock before he was
able to realize his sentence; the crowd
began to move out, another ease was
called on, and the court restnue(l its
ordinary work as if no tragedy equal in
its awful import to the - ;self-afrought
doom of CEdipuscr the predestined fate
of Antigone bad a few moments before
been acted within these gloomy walls.
IT; -.Qititer that; being still quite ignorant
Two months have
,passen away since I what to do with the boy Julian
the day when we saw onr hero going took him home to his , onn lodgings in
through the unwonted exertion of plead- Piccadilly, 'and told the people of the
ing on behalf of a fellowtconntryman in - hour° to give him abed somewhere and
a court of justice. Things have-altered he would sae about him next day.
since then, and people have altered with As often happens, he was saved the
them. Climb with me the narrow 0 1.1 trouble of deciding what was. to be
stairs leading up to the chambers where done
,by something turnig rip which
we first made the aequaintance he never had expected. You remember,
young barrister. -We knock at his door; I d are say, my speaking of an. auti
there is no response from within. As quated clerk`of his, by name Peters.
our eyes grow accustomed to the 'semi- The very next day after - Julian bad
darkness, we direct our gaze again to - taken the boy he went down as usual to
the - 'Sported oak' "of the barrister's his chambers, and, was' sitting in his
chamhers, and see. pinned close - nudes customary arm-chair, 'revolving many
the knocker a very email card with a memories' and wondering if that chance
very small name printed on it, 'Mr. got brief of his for the unhappy burglar
Francis Julian.' -In the corner are these would be the last he should ever have,
wordiwritten in pencil. 'Out of town when there was a slight tap at the door,
at present attending jail deliveries.' and the faced the clerk appeared, look-
So we descend the rickety, -dry-rot- more cadaverous end oven less attrac
ted stairs again, satisfied that our friend five than usual.
is not to be fonnd in London, and hop- He wanted to 'speak a few words' to
ing that he is reaping a rich harvest his master. - These few words contained
from his present occupation of jail de- an intimation that he wished to leave
livering—a process `With which we may, his master's service, owing •to the lack
without showing great ignorance, con- of work and consequent lack of fees.
%t t s ourselves to be unfamiliar. , He draw a brief but, suggestive cora
arisori between the chambers of Mr.
Now that we have discovered where P
Francis Julian and the chambers of Mr:
Mr. Francis i Talian is not, this pleasant
diy of early Summer, let us find out Higgink Queen'stonusel, whose clerk
where he is.' Fly with the, reader, a he bad been before, as seen from the
point of view of the person who pock
few short miles we reach the beauti
els-half a crown on every guinea, paid
ful rolling Surrey hills, and aro quite
free from the clamor of London and to his master; and I need hardly say
'the spreading of the, hideous town.' that he obtained from his present mas-
We alight .at last, .and wander along a ter leave to,take himself off that very
winding bine, green with its untrimmed day; if he choie.
hem of grass and flowers, and over- It must be confessed. that Julian did
shadowed by the leafy arms of meeting not like being deserted, and felt some
trees. We come in sight of an old what bitter against the world in genes
church, with massy square tower and el and the successful Mr. Higgins in
ivy-covered portal, and the clustering particular. 'lt's a clear case of the
grave-stones all gathered round its wall. rats and the sinking ship,' he said to
A little further, and 'we catch-a glimpse himself. But, luckily, be was prevent-,
of old gables peeping through trees; ed from further melancholy !musing by
'we see a meadow edged with tall elms, a sudden 'thought which Occurred to I
in which the rooks keep up a perpetual him. A few'momsnts' hesitation, and
windy cawing; And we arrive at length he had.determined on an experiment as
in front of the Mansiou jtself, and the bold as it was original. •
beautiful lawn cipou which its antique In :a word, the next day saw Julian's
windOn's look mit. young protege installed as the barrister's
I There are two chairs on the lawn. clerk. The mercenary Mr. Peters bad
One is! tenanted by a fair girl of some successfully accomplished his 'hegira'
eighteen -to twenty years, who is Aing. from the businessless chambers to which
ling iu her hand a 'racquet,' with which he objected, and his successor certainly
she has evidently just been, playing at had one advantage in his master's eye,
lawn-tennis. Het cheeks are flushed in that he 'could make no private com
with' the exercise; and her whole figure parisons betwen his past and his pre-'
is full of. graceful health. - This is Mis 3 sent circumstances which could be any-
Edith Julian, cousin of the rising legal thing bat favorable to the latter.
star of the same name of whom we have • Julian was not really' as rash in this,
heard something. • IR the other chair, new-arrangemrnt as.he might 'appear.
in as attitude of complete and unmiti- He had observed the lad's character and
decided opinion that he, was both clever
sits the legal star in behavior, and had it come to the de
question, who kas chosen this peculiarly
easy method of 'attending jail deliver
and honest, though in need of instruct
ion. 'Do you know what a brief is?'
his cousin, 'it isn't untrue, I really
you see,' he is remarking to
he had asked Master Ned, and on this 1
essential point he had found the den
am attending jail deliveries. Doesn't
every borriotor t3il hio olaamboro- seat ignoronce prevailing,: and bed,
oonoorinoo tan givon his new rlerk a
London every bit acr o bad as a jail, and
can any one deny that I am delivered short lecture on the subject.
Well, the very first morning of the
from them at present ? Yes, and pre
arn at the deliverance !' experiment, in came the gay and nbiq
eions glad I
'What replies his cousin; you don't uitous Mr. Thornton and proposed a
visit to Lord's to see a cricket-match.
surely mean 6 say you prefer lawn
tennis to law courts ? And" when you 'You've got quite famous, old boy,'
he said, 'with your defense the bther
are getting on so Much better than you day. You can afford to idle a few_
were, according to your own-account ! haara away.' .
I wonder you haven't more ambition. , Ha l ve 1r s aid Julian; it's a
I air sure you're really longing' to be
case of "vistas landatur et alget.'' The
back among your musty old' books, i
attorneys haven't been here in, over
Now, confess, Frank l' ,•
powering. numbers since that event. ,
'By Jove !' was Julian's reply, half
rising from his chair and looking at his 'Oh! they'll come fast enough,' re
plied his friend, and went off into an
companion. 'What a fool I have been enumeration of all the advantages to be
wasting my days in tofu when I might
Have beenclown here all the time—with
got out of the Course of action he pro
.T posed. Now, Julian should, of course;
yon. Confess, indeed ! shall have to
hate resisted teis temptation. Mr.
confess—' and then he very , - -
unreasonably, and. stupidly broke off
Thornton's clever sophistry should have.
anctstopped. - .
fallen on the heedless ears, as hepleaci
'Well !' laughed the mischievous Mies ed that if the attorneys did not come
Edith, 'l'm waiting to hear your conies-
to them, they need not stop in for the
skid. Go on.'.
attorneys. 'You can leave word with
your clerk,' he Added, "that you're
'Do you really want to know what it
would be ?' asked Julian,
engaged in the Lords . with' an im
'Of course I do,' she answered, 'if it's portant bail cadt, if you like; that'll' be
quite true." -
nothing very terrible.'
So in th, Jian set off with
'Very well, then, you've l hrought it '
his temper,e end
giving ul directions to his.
on - yourself, mind, Whatever I may say.
as to what to do in his ab-
I was going to remark that I was so far boy-clerk
from longing to be back among my ' and telling him he might go out
musty old books, as yoncall them, that at half-past one and get some lunch for
I should be quite content to burn every himself. be back," said Julian,
volume, and never see one of them 'about five o'clock."
again, if I could be - sure of having your That evening Julian returned at the
face to loak at instead.' And Julian appointed time, wishing he had not
fell back, in his easy chair, feeling like wasted a day, wondering what he should
a prisoner in the dock , who, just have done if he had not wasted it, and
pleaded guilty. . hoping that his clerk had behaved all
And she, to whom this flattering; right in his absence.
speech 'is addressed, does - she - seem He knocked at his chambers. There
startled at this declaration ? By hei was no reply. He knocked again, with
answer-you would think 'she regarded the same result. 'lt's lucky I've got a
it as quite a matter of indifference. key,' he mid. 'I wonder what that
She merely laughs and says:, , young villain's about; fast asleep; I sup
'Ohs ! I knew that before.' Then, for pose.' I ,
ome reason,.she abruptly changes the
'Bat tell me all about these new briefs
that you have been getting lately, and,
the trial you told me about, and the
little boy, and every thing. lam very
interested in it.''
Julian goes through the incidents
of the scene in the Old Baily Court,
which we know already, glancing light
ly at his own performance, and making
much of the little - pathetic incident be
tween the prisoner and the They he
claimed as his son.' -
Bat we will tell his story without all'
the additions, explanatione, and - inter
ruptions to which it was unavoidably
subjected when tell by an enthusiastic
young barrister b.o a sympathetic little
ignoramus of a cousin. .
When the -sentence of a year's im
prisonment was pronounced, the boy,
who had tried to save his father from
punishment, quite broke down. He
sobbed so bitterly, that .Tulian had, to
take him out of: court himself. But
when ho had got - him out of court, whit!,
On earth was he to do with him ? So
there the inexperienced young counsel
was, left 'alone in
.Lcindon' with a
homeless and' friendless outcast of a
boy. At last ho remembered he had
promised him a dinner; so he straight-
!way kept his word by taking the lad
into the nearest eating-house and
insisting on his forgetting his sorrows
sufficiently to do justice to the unac
customed fare. .1,- -
But when 'he entered his clerk's apart•
merit he found it untenanted. The
same was the case with his own room.
the bird had flown. Julian took a hasty
look round to see if all his books and
other possessions were in their place.
Yes, none disturbed; and he felt asham
ed of the momentary - suspicion that had
flashed across his mind.
'No: whLtever I believe about him, I
don't - believe he's capable of that,' said
Julian, aloud. 'I only hope , he hasn't
gone and lost himself in .this waste
howling wilderness.' -
And, this thought made him sufficient
ly uncomfortable for the next half hour,
when, to his great relief, he beard the
outer door open, and his, clerk enter.
'Ned!' shouted Julian from his room,
The boy entered at the call. Julian
could hardly believe- his 'eyes; he had
in his hand a brief! • ,
'Oh, Sir!' burst out the boy, don't
"know if I've done right, but—'
But Julian interrupted him. 'Now,
just tell me first, will you, where you've
been to. . Why did , you go out?'
'Why, Bir,' replied the ' boy, 'you
told me to get some lunch.'
-'Lunch! at this, time!'. said Julian,
'why it's past five o' clock; why didn't
you get in sooner?' •
,'Why, Sir,'—and here in a quite
unaccountable way Ned stopped short,
and looked remarkably as if be would
'l'm to mere on him,' `thought
$l.OO a Year,
Mien, 'but T tutod gel him CO do whit
he's lohl."Then he mid kindly: 'N4W
tell me why you didn't go out earlidr;
I only want to ,know;- I'm ndt angiy
with you at-all.' •
The boy' brightened up, and said,
still hesitating as if ,he did not know
what would be the effect of hiS expla
nation on his master: 'You see, Sir, _
I thought I'd better go without as long
as I could; it'a what I've done__ often
and often before, and so—' .
'And so, because you've 'starved be
fore, you thought you ought- to starve
now. No; I don't intend you to starve
with me." And now, tell me,' continued,
Julian, looking at the paper the boy
held in his hand, 'what made you
take one of my briefs out with you?'
'This, 1 30' said the boy holding up:
the brief. 'Oh, I was going to ask you
it I bad done right. Itynt an old one,
Sir; it's quite new, and I did'at take it
away from here. I've just brought it
'Let's have a look at it!' said Julian,
and he took it from the boy. Yes,
here it was, Sato enough, a brand-new
brief, and a good - thick one,' too, with
the words 'Mr. Julian' on it, and the
other equally important 'words •which
denote : the remuneration- which Mr.
Julian is to receive. .
'And how Aid you' get this?' asked
'Why, I was walking back here,'
and' a gentlem6n stopped me and naked
me if I wasn't the boy he had seen
the witness box at the Old Bailey last , -
Thursday. I knew what he meat, Sir,
and I said I was. Then he says, 'And
do you know the name of the' barrister
who was speaking—the one who.defend
ed the prisoner?' and I said, 'Why, it's'
Mr. Julian you 'mean, and I'm living
with him."Oh! t'on'er living with him,
are you?' bays the gentleman: 'Well.
come with me.' . With that he takes me
to some rooms 'up some stairs and
gives me this; and says, 'You give Mr,
Julian-that, I wanted to send it to
him, but did'nt know hiri name' and so
if I hadn't seen you I should have
given it to somebody else.' So that f\ _is
why I've brought' it, Sir,' the lad
wound no, 'and I hope I've done right.,
'Right!' said Julian. -Then, feeling he '
ougbt to suppress his emotions of in
ternaleestacy in presence Of his clerk:
'Oh, yes you've done , quite right you
could not have done much better.' The
young face looked delighted. Julian .
'glanced again at'the btief. There was
a good big fee on it, and the- name of •
,one of the best firms of solicitors in the
almost wonder he trusted' the !ad.,'
with it,' soliloquized Julian, 'buf - there
is something about' him which disarms•
suspicion, and in that, new snit of '
clothes he would be unrecognizable - if
he hadn't so' striking a face. I never
saw une more innately
Julian 'dismissed his new clerk and
set himself to an hour's work at his new
brief, which he found to be another case
of defending an unhappy
Having mastered all the facts in it he •
left the arguments till• the next day, r
arid sauntered back to his rooms in
Piccadilly, the cricket-match entirely
forgotten, indulging in the most .foolish
day-dreams of fame and. future suceessi
that ever entered into the head, of . a
yonng barrister of little experience and .
large imagination. -
This' was what Julian told his cousin,
though . not eiactly in these words,
while the shadows were getting longer
and longer on the grass, and the lawn
tennis game was quite neglected. .Very
interested did Edith appear in the • re
cital, too, and!this naturally added fo r
Juliares pleasure in telling her about it:
'Well,' he said, 'to cut a long Istory
short, the next day after this came the
solicitor himself- who had sent the brief
—a bigonroadahouldered, genial En
glishman; you should have seen him,
Edith. It seems he bad heard my
philippic in the court. had taken a very
unreasonable fancy to my style of talk
ing, and came to express his opinion.
I must oonfess I was glad and grateful
for the encouragement. So we sat and
talked over - the whOle case, and ar
ranged how the defense was to be - con.
ducted, and ended by saying: 'The
truth is, that trial the other -day quite'
knocked me over. That boys evidence
was splendidly given, and if the jury ,
had been men they would lisi!ve acquit
ted the prisoner there and then.' So
you see, cox, it , was my clerk,wnb really
got me this new client, much more than
my speech on that occasion. - The r -
sult is that these people - have
sending me constant work to do, and
paying me handsomely for it; and in
that way I have been introdirCed to
other attorneys, and bad briefs from
them, as well. I really do think I am
now in a fair way to success.'
'And this is the manner you try to
deserve your success,' said Edith,
mischievously; 'coming down here and
wasting your time. I'm ashamed of
_ 'Oh' this is vacation, or close- to the
vacation,' replied Julian. •And you
know what the poet says, 'Something
secomplished, something done, has
earned a'—little lawn-tennis with a
charming cousin.' •
don't remember any poetry at. all
like that,' replied his cousin. 'And
what have you done,with this_ paragon
of a.lioy? I should like to see him.'
'Whenever you come to town you
shall,' said Julian. 'You' see, I ought
to be very grateful to him, for really,
as a matter of fact, it is , greatly owing
to him_ that I have fallen into this lucky
brisineas that I've told you about: 'He's
a boy that attracts everybody. He has
such a handsome, , livly Jittie face, and
such nice manners! I 'verily , believe
my good angel has sent him to me," to
rescue me from the slough of despond
into which I was in great danger of
falling for good aad all. And the way
he's picking up a knowledge of his_ du
ties as clerk is wonderful. In fact he's
perfectly iLvalnable. , Hoit- I could
ever have' managed with his musty _
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