Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, March 16, 1882, Image 1

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_TEE- ,- I- r bitroad Tite.tables. .'
Brattinr . d Repliblican BARCLAI R..R; 11,ME-TABLE.
TAKES EFFECT ',JAN. 1 , • 1884.
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ATJOWANDA, PA., BY . -11.1 Oen. ' - 1 ;:tion , Mail
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HOLCOMB , Br, TRACY, 6,21 9.20' Ar.. ...:Towanda.... Dep.' 6.17, 3.15
_ 6.0.3. 9.05 Dep. .... Monsoe:'.... As.; 6.35: 3.30
. , 0.02. 9.t•4•Ar. ....Monroe.- Dep., 6.41. 3.31
$1.51) Per Annum , in A.divenec. . 5.58', 8.50 " .. Masontown ... -•• • 6.471 3.35
5.531 8.541 " .. Greenwood - . " i 6.521 9.40
- 5.461 8.46; ••-• ....Weston.... •• , 7.00; 3.47
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.Idrertising Raten-SI: cents a line for first . 5 : 35 1., 4.35 ! „ • -
„.' ra nim mok . .7.. `: 1 :7 . .1 1 5 1 :g . .1 5 1:
.I, , ertion, au 1 five cents per line for all Sub...). 5 311 8.31; •• LorigValleyJ nc •. 1 7.19! 4.02
,;cent insertims. Reading notleq,Lidvertiting 1, :>.A., 8.151Dep.. Foot of Plane. Sr.: 7.37 4,46
. cents per line. Eight lines cot - : - 1111,nte a . *
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dicates that trains do not stop.
!pare, and twelve lines an inch. Auditor's : 1 F. I.'. LYON, •
11 ,, lice8 $2.50. Administrator's and Executor's •21;nr82 Supt andllng . r. Barclay. Pa.
!latices $2.6 0 . -Yearly advertising 8150.00 per - , , i
THE Itsrustacor is published, in • tlie Macy,
Moore and-Nobles Block. at the corner of Main
ntict Pine streets; ever J. F. Corser'sßoot and ARRANGEMENT OF PASSENGER TRAINS. '
.Lou store. 'Rs circulation is over 2000. _As en T 0 TAKE EFFECT JAN. Ist, 1882. 1
xdvertislug madling it is unexcelled In its im- 1 - . ; '
mediate .-.-'Sell. , . . . -,
':wands linsiness Dir,ciory. . ,
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oll'l'll .1: HILLIS. Attorneys-at-Law; Odic Niagara ABB . 'i 2.05; 7.20. 7.15
over Powell 5... Co. Buffalo ... • 2.501 . 8.25' 9.20
_- - - Roches ter ; 5 13 1 10 05'
( - INUIT, J. N.. 'Wilco in Wood's Block, south. 1•7 0 7 111 0.20 11.05 ...
V First National Bank. up stairs. June 12,'• 8 Geneva 116,36111.301 ;
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L11.41111.F.,E k SON (-V C Etsbree and L Elsbree.) Auburn . 5 15 , 11 , I
J=J °Mee in Mercur Block. Park St. may 14,78 OWO6O--,......” ,8.501. 1.35 , ; I
_ Elmira 1:9.10; 1.45 9.001 3.45
DECK & OVERTON Be(rk' N Peck and D A Over . Waverly l i 9.451 2.10 9.40; 4.15
:ant.. Office over Hill's Market 49-'79 .Sayre ' 10.10 2.300.00 1 - 4.30
ON'EP.TON k SANDERSON (E Ovaries and John Ma I
in !Leal),
P:Sanderson.) Mice ln Adams Block. julys l 7B Mater • • t - 10.251 • -
rewinds 1 10 461 3.0010431 5 05
mAX.WELL. WIL Office_ over Dayton's Store Wysauking ' - i..... 1 110.511; 6.13
. aprilll.76 Standing Stone 1 1..... ,11.031..... •
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WILT, J. ANDREW. Office In Mean's Block. Freuchtown 1 - rl. -111.19:....
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Skinner's Eddy
lES, CARNOCHXN & HALL. (W 2' Dneies•
Laceyville 1 1 11.53! 6.07
11.42 3.57 , 11.50 , 0.03
L.f. W H Carabchart. Llf Hail.) Office in ; t ,rear
et Ward House, Entrance on Poplar St. (Je12.75 "'esb°PPen ' 4.12 1 12.101 6.23
Mehoopany t 112.16 6.23
M.ERCUR, RODNEY A. Solicitor of Patents .
Tunkhannock .. r. 12.231 4.35. 1.00 7.10
Particular attention paid to business, in LaGrange 1 1.10 7.20
I inthans' Court and to the settlement of estates: Palle • - t - 1 1.24 7.35
tillice in Montanye's_Block . 49_79 L.& B Junction .. ..........1.05 5.19; 1.45 8.05
Wiik..e-Barre 1 1.351 5.30, 2.20 '8.35
Mc PHERSON & YOUNG. (I. McPherson and Manes Chunk - 1 3.45 7.35 , 4.50 11.00
W. 1. Young.) •Office south side cif Mercur's Allentown 1•4.44 i 8.29; 5.53 1 12.00
Block. ' • ' . , 1 ; , febl.7B Bethlehem - . '5.00i 8.55 , 6.05 1 12.15
Easton 5.30, 9.00, 6.40112.55
Philadelphia... ' 6.55;10.40; 8.401 2.20
New York 8.0 5 1, 1 9.151 3.35
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IiTADILL Sor—Ntir, office corner - 2datn and
. I :CL Pine at. Noble's block. second door front.
Cellections,proniptly attended to. febl 78
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WilliaWrE J Angle and E D TEuffington).
uflico west side of Main street, two doors north
Jt Argus office. All tnsiness entrusted to their
care will receive prompkattention. , oct 26,77
r) nays and Counsellors-st-Law. OMee in the
Nl,reur Block. over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store.
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TrEENEY. J, P. Attorney-at-Law. Office An
Nlontanye's Block, Main Street:
svp t. 15, 'Bl.-tf. . .
ry111011M)N, W. 11. and E. A.. Attorneys-at
Law, Towanda, Pa. Office in Mercur Block,
..‘er C. T. Kirby's Drug Store, entrance on Slain
,-treet, drat stairway north of Post-oflice.• All
business promptly attended to.. Special atten
-13011 given' to claim* against the United States
for PooeloLs, Bounties, Patents, etc., and to
oollections and seitlement of decedent's estates..
April2l. IS
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tHaded to: - ilidebB2
JOUNSON. T. 8.. M.D. Office over Dr. U. C
Porters's Drug Store. ,feb 12,75
NEWTON, Dn. D. N. A: F. O. O ffi ce at Dwelling
on River Strpet, corner Weston St. feb 12.77.
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T .kbll, C.. K.. 1141). - Office let door above old
.. .If, bank building, on Main street. Special at
txufiou given to, disease. of the throat and
Inugs. , : , ju1y19,78
TIrrOODDE;RN; B. M., M.D. Office and - rest-
VV deuce. Main street, north of .M.E.Churdt.
Mtdical Ersminer for Pension Drpartinent.
_ fib 22.78
pNE; E. D.. 2.1. D. Office over Pdontanye's
Office hours from 10 to 12 a.m. and
I ri.1.1.1 2 to 4 P. if. Special attention given to
Ingrasies OI L the Eye r and Diseasos of the Ear.
oet 20,77
TOWNER:H. 11. D..
Residence and office just north of Dr. Corbon's
rosin street, Athena. Ps. •
HENRY HOUSE.. Main st . ., next corner south
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
pi public patronage.. Meals at all hours. Terms
reasonablo. Large Stable attached.
mar 8 77 WM. HENRY.
WATKINS POST, O. GS,. G. A. R. Meets
eatery Fabulist E evening. R, st Milita
GO. V. MYE Comnr.
.1. R. KITTRIDOE, Adjutant, - feb 7, 79
riIIYSTAL LODGE. NO. It 7. Meets at. K. of P
w Hall every Monday evening at 1 7:30. In
sciatica $2.000. Benefits $3.00 per week. ' Aier
age annual cost, 5 years experience, $ll.
J. B. KITTEIDGE, Reporter.
.1 t Wannr.xx, Ja.. Dictator. feb 22.78
in Odd Fellow's Hall, every Monday evening
It 7 o'clock. WAIIEEX Hizs., Noble Grand.
jute 12.75
POST, F. E. No. (i 2 Second street All orders
will receive prompt attention. juue 12.75
The Second Winter Term will begin Monday ,
;annarp,23,lMti2. For catalogue or other infor.
[nation. address or' all on the Principal. '
July 14,74
WiI.LUMS, EDWARD. Practical Plumber
and Gas Fitter. Place of business in Mer
:ur Block neat door to Journal once opposite
:'ublic square.. Plumbing. Gas Fitting, Repair
tic Pumps of all kinds. and all kinds of Gearing
rk , reptly attended to. All wanting work in his
ue should give him a call. July 27,77
D USSELI., 0.8, General Insurance Agency,
•LAP Towanda, I's. Office in Whitcocub's Book
. July 12.76
Read Quarters
&C., &:c.
(ASH PAID for Desh able Pro
.dace. Fine' BUTTKR and EGGS
a specialty
tSuccessor to Mr. liclieen;)
FOO T or PINE STREET. NEAR otiuß i i . ROUE.
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The patronage of my old friends' nd the *ohne
. enerally is solicited. • i Oserlt 0
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Bethlehem ....
Allentown .....
Mauch Chunk..
Wilkes• Barre...
L B Junction
Lseeyvillei .
Standing Stone
Milan ......
Athens .. .....
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No. 32 leaves Wyaltuiing at 6:00, A. M.. French
town 6.14, Rummerfield 6.23, Standing Stone 6,31
Wysauking 6.40, Towanda 6.53. Ulster 7.06,
Milan 7:16. Athens 7:25. Sayre 1:40, Waver
ly 7:55, arriving a&Elmira 6:50., A. M.
No. 31 leaves Elmira 5:15 P. M., Waverly 6:00,
Sayre 6:15, Athens 6:20, Milan 6:30, Ulster 6:40,
Towanda 6:55, Wysauking 7:05. Standing Stone
7.14, Rummertield Frehchtown 7;32, arriv:
ing it Wyiinsing at 7:45., P. M.
Trains 8-and 15 run' daily. Sleeping cars'on
trains 8 and 15 between Niagara Falls, and Phila
delphia and between Lyons and New York with
out changes. Parlor. cars on Train! 2 and 9
between Niagara Falls and Philadelphia %M
-out change, and through coach to and from
Rochester via Lyona.
B►ins, Ps., Jan. 2, 1882. Pa, & N.Y. It. U.
Miscellaneous Advertisements.
Towanda 5 di Store
s preparcd to offer a complete assort
Crockery, Glassware,
Latest designs and patterns of
For the coming Spring Trple, we
adhere as heretofore to 'our established
principle—that a quick sale with "a smlll
profit is better than a slow"one with a
large profit—and therefore our prices
in any line of goods will compare
favorable with the prices of any other
house. ,
Ite - We endeavor to sell the best
article for the least possible money.
myG•tf r
Has filled up the old AIONTANYE - .STORE with
a full and comildete stock' of FRESH
Call here for your Groceries. After you got
prices at Rosa' it will be of -no use to try else
where for his prices are dotrn to rock bottom.
Farmers can get the tip-top of the markets'
Geo. L. Rose.- All kinds of Produce taken in ex
change for goods or for cash. •
HORSEBend- 23 eta. to fitamp
or currency for the as
Immo imrrios of "A; Treatise on the Horse and
his Diiesses." It gives the • best 'treatment for
an diseases. has 60 fine engravings showing
BOOK rpnmerultsellrumtiell n s
taught in any other way, a table showing doses
of all the principal medicines used for the horse
as well as thbir effects and antidotes when a
25 popton. a large collection of
Mb YAW/ILLS imerrers, rules for
telling the age of a horse, with an entreating'
showing teeth of each year and a large =sant
of other valuable horse information. Hurdreds
of horsemen have, pronounced it worth more
than books costing $5 and $lO. The fact that
200,000 mold in about one year before it was re.
vised shows how popular the book is. The re.
vised edition is =ea goat riarneermo 9.mar
FOR a mammas. AGENTS WANTED. Dr. X. B.
Kendall & Co.. ilnosburgh Falls. Vermont, .
War 11.1 yr.
Apri! 29 17
&neat short nolke and reasonable rates
the lisrulamtm calm'
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F.M. A. 31
ment of
Nom, Dropsy, Heart disease, Bid
lowness - Nerveus debility, etc.
The Best 8=157 =OWN to Maii!
11,0001000 Bottles
SOLD *NCR 1870. • •
This Syrup possesses Varied Properties.
It Stimulates , the Ptyaline in the
Saliva, which converts the Maras and
Sugar of the ANA into glucose. A de&
clency in Ptyalin. causes -Wind and
Souring of the fbod in the Amsach.
the medicindu st taken immediately atter
eating the entntion of food pro•
vented. 1
It acts upon the Liver.
It acts upon the Kidneys.
It Regulates the Bowels.
QPurif iuietser the Blood.
Itlt the /Ferrous Sgsbnis.
Promotes Digestion.
• ~/t Nowrialies. Strengthens end lii
R =ftaiel4
carries off the Old Blood and new
It op
thyens the porets
tim. of the skin awl induces
It neutralizes the hereditary taint, or poisar
In the blood, which generates Scrofula, Err
sipelas t and all 'rummer of skin diseases and
internal humors.
There are no spirits empktyed In its maim
facture. and It can be taken by the most delt
cate babe. or by the aged and feeble, eareonlo
being requiredits attention to directions.
I,:alboratory"._, 77 West - Bd. St.
never falls to Cure.
Ashlaitd, Behuyldll co., Pa..
Dear Bir:—Thil WM certify that'your INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP hatibeneAted me more, atter a
short trial,-than all the medicine I have need
t0r.15 years. •
Diiease of the Stomach.
' Ashland. Schiykill-co.. Pa.
Dear have used your excelledt INDIAN
BLOOD SIRUP for Disease of the StOMach, and
it has proved to be a valuable medicine.
Nervous Debility
Turtle Point, hlckean co., Ps.
Dear Sir:—l was troubled with Nervous. De
bility and partial Paralysis, for a number' 91
years, and obtained no relief until I used your
INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. a short trial 'of - which
restored me to health.
For Scrofula.
Turtle Point. McKesn co.. Ps
Dear Sir:—My little girl wad cured of Inflam
mation of the Face and Eyea, by the use of your
reliable INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. A physician
had previo usly failed to afford relief and It was
thought at the child could not live. Its neck
and breas was entirely covered with Scrofulous
Sores, which are now entirely gone.
Sore Care for liver Complaint.
Turtle Point, McKean eo., Pa.
Dear Sir:—This is to certify that you/ INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUPY has effectually relieved me of
Liver Complaint and Dyspepsia, after the doc
tors failed.
Remedy ter the Rheuivatism
Turtle Point, 31cRean Co., Pa.
Dear Sir:-1 have need your excellent INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP for Rheumatism and Liver Com
plaint. and have detived great relief therefroin.
An Agent's Testimony.
• Turtle Point, McKean co., Pa:
Dear Sir:—l vas a Ilfe-long sufferer from Liver
Complaint until I need your great • INDIAN
BLOOD SYRUP. from which I soon obtained
permanent : relief. ralsolnd the Syrup to be a
valuable Bowel Regulator.
A Valuable . Medicine.
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
pleasupe in giving my testimony of its value.
JOSEPH P. Barnum=
Dyspepsia and Indigestion. - •
Berlin, Somerset Co.,
Dear Sir:—l take ; pleasure in recommending
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP as the beet media
made. People who are Dyspeptic should
not fail to give it a trial. For tne Stomach it
has no equal. I have used it and know it tci be
a valuable medicine. '
Liver. Complaint
Dear 81r:—I was ttoubled with Liver Com
plaint for a long time. and by the persuasion of
your Agent, I commenced taking your excellent
INDIAN BLOOD BYRUP,which has greatly bene
fited me. 1 have never found guy medicine to
eotial it, and can confidently say it is a safe and
highly valuable remedy.
• Pain_ in the Breast. •
• Berlin, Someriet Co.. Pa.'
Dear Sir:—l wis afdeted with a Pain in my
Breast and Side. and when I would lie down, I
could scarcely breathe for Pain, I*. also very
weak it my Breast and. Lungs. I used some of
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP and am now near,
ly well. My Lungs ire strong once' more and I
am very grateful to yon for Buell a valuable
remedy. .
Dyspepsia and indigestion.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Dear 81r:—This is to certify that pour valua
ble INDIAN BLOOD , STRIIP has cured me of
Dyspepa , a and Indigestion, which I had been
afflicted with for years. °
For Kidney Diseases:.
Philadelphia ; Ps.
Dear Sir:—l was subject to severe Pains in my
Kidneys, Weakness and Painful Sick Headache,
for years - . and failed to obtain relief. until Isms
induced to try your, reliable INDIAN BLOOD
SYRUP. a short trial of which restored) me to
perfect health.
No• 1525 Bartnim St.
for Costiveness: I ,
• Philadelphia, Pa.
Dear Bir: 4 4 was troubled with C'oativenles and
Headache, and the use olyotir INDIAN BLOOD
SYRUP proved most beneficial to me. It is the
beet medicine I ever luseo. ,
N 0.817 Federal St
For Billionsness.
Dear Sir:=l was afflicted with . Dyspepsia and
Bithorniness 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
the afflicted.- I.
No. 1033 Lbenst St
Disease . of the Stomach and Liver.
Pintail'. Pike Co., Pa
Dear filr:—This is to eertify that I have used
your INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP for Disease of the
stomach and Liver, and have been much beno.
Sited thereby.
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Best Famny Medicine.
, ragman, Pike Co.. Ps.
Deer Sir ;—I consider your reliable ?miss
BLOOD STRAP the iiest medicine I ever used in
my fsmily. It is Just as recommended.
Nur= Corrsszo.
\ Remedy for Worms.
Dear have used your great ANDLtai
BLOOD SYRUP in my family for Wcirm - and
Summer Complaint, and it has proved 'offecttal
in all cases. - •
Never Falls to Care.
• swam% Pike Co.. Ps.
Dear sir:-My daughter was in Poor. Health
and s short trial of your 'NOLO BLOOD'SYRUP
entirely cured her.
AGENTS W ANTED for the isle
SYRUP in even town or village, in which I have
no scout. Particulars given onapolication.
TOWANDA.. BRADFORD cou - siritirA..; kTHURSDAYi,-MARGH 16, 1882.
111.0ISUSES 01
Mu. J. Atrium
Berlin. SoinersettCo.. Pa
BerLtu. Somerset Co.. Ps.
Ggoigii. M. ELLIOT
Jae. A. Bimini
Philadelphia. Pa
FRANK T. Cloamr..zy
TnciiAs Cozrnuour, ;
rpoir mr - WOILD
lissosurr Ern - 119E In Harper'{r Magazine
for March.] • .
Her hair was black, "but black," she sighed,
?li - very.much to cold;" •
And then .be bleached,er locks until
They looked almost like gold; .
A pimple satin robe she wore.
Which closely to her clung ' -
(In fact it was extremely Scant.)
And from - her belt a lilly pale, - -
And Dior sunflowers hung,-
Four big sunflowers bung. I -
She would not touch a bit or meal,
But oft she'd sit and weep,:
To think the broiled chops werecinee
Part of a baby sheep.
"And oh l" she'd war -
So foliar gravy now," •
iThie is a"light mistake, I- think,)
"Once wandered o'er the fields aid meads,
Attached to a cow
A gentle browsing cow. i•
She was the most poetic thing;
Shewoulihet harin a fly;
"It's life is short at best," she'd say-L -
"Oh, pray don't make it die!"
The very cat for Catching mice
In tearful voice she chide,
And then at last idie married
(And seemed quite glad to get, him, too,)
A butcher, yes, she did—
Upon my word she did !
The following impromptCline' were com
posedby Fanny Crosby, the Street aong-writer .
of New York, upon the occasion of the fare
well' reception tendere'd to , Mr. and • Mrs.
Clark Willson on board itieCity of Brussels,"
Feb. llth. on the eve of their departure for
Feat not, for He who rules the storm
Will guide you o'er the deep;
His voice will hush the raging winds, •
• And bid the large@ sleep.
Fear not, for you are in His hands.
Dear children of His love; 1, -
'And o'er the ship that bears ;von hence,
Will rest the heavenly doff): •
Our hearts- willthroh, sad te a rs will tell
How bard to say adieu;
And yet,wo feel 'tis God's gyre work
That yoti are calledito dot.
A glorloni work for dying souls.
- - Beyond the rolling . sea— i t 4 ,
A harvest gathering; not f 4 T6(3 •
But for Eternity.
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And so with many an earnest wish,
And many a fervent prayer, • -
We 113 W Icemmend you, dearest,ones,
To dui Redeemer's care. • ,
Good-bye ! good byel once more gdod-byel
• For-you, our sot& will Yearn; •
M.ty God permit us 'all to !ire 1
And hail your glad retain.
FAN:4v CEomv.
NEW Yonii, Feb. 11th, 1882. -
The Scout's Carelessness. t
• Chris. Gilson, the famous scout, who
was at one time known as the best
plainsman from the Montana line to the
Southern boundary of 4.rizona, wander,
ed into Bismarck, D. T . , iu the fall of
1876 to take a look at civilization. The
town was run that week by a gm,
blcr from' the - Black Hills, who Lau
cleaned out a great . many of the local
fraternity at 'horse' poker, . and who,
consequently, put ,on 'a great many
Gilson heard of him, and diAing the
afternoon managed' to meet him casually
in the 0. P. 4.). saloon.
'Who mont you be, stranger?' asked
the Hills man.
'I been drivin' mules for Dan Steven
son.' replied Chris., with an innocent
air. 'Jack Flynn, of Balls' Bluff said
he might give me a job, a•cboppin,
when the river melted, and I came over
from Miles City to see what was goin'
oul in the way of drop and pick.'
I.nyways heeled? asked the stranger
'Decently,' replied Chris. 'A roll of
double buck in the boot and a haul in
the bank. I beam there war a chap
from the tip Gulch what was gunnin'
fer suckers,• and -it seemed like I'd like
to learn his racket to catch the squaw
men in the bend when choppin' war
skuree.' •
'What's yer best sling ?' asked the
Deadwood man, with glistening eyes.
'What does the beards whisper as to
yer halt ?'
'The Yellerstonb kentry looks up to
me in dominoes,'ieplied;Chris. simply,
'or if yer want to shin dowiin ember
for a half a dollar, I'm said fer ter be
there. But what I ready want to lam is
'horse.' Et I could find a feller on to
'horse,' I'd like to reach fey him.'
This was right] in the Hill's man's
hand and he began to lay his pipe.
seen itiplayed, stranger,' said he.
'I ain't peculiarly adapted to it, but I
am ready to impart.'
The cards were were called for, and
the two sat down to play. .F A big crowd
gathered around, :but they stood so that
there was no one behind either of the
The gambler wan the deal, and hay
lag laid the first card to each face
downward, he turned over the other
four apiece upward, according to the
rile of the game.
As they lay. Chris, had a king, jack,
seven and six of '4ifferent suits. The
gambler had two tes faced and; a deuce
and seven. What the turned down
card of either was the other didn't
'Ever played poker ?' asked the
'Just aleetle,' replied Chris. - Thee')
a dollar thar oc the come in. Et them
tens is much good Ter might sling a
chip or so.'
This challenge was readily responded
to) and the bet rose. The gambler
played high and Chris, stayed with
him. "
As the pile on . the table rose the
crowd moved fuilher end further back.'
Suddenly Chrikcipaized hia pile of
chips and most f them fell on the
floor He stoopid as if to pick theni
up, but changed his mind, and bobbed
in time to catch the gambler exchang
in&hia hidden card for one in the pack.
'Three tens,' said Chris, quickly rak
ing in the pot. "pwo dealt fair and---'
The next instant a revolver barrel was
stuck under his nose. • -
. Chris, sbnffled the cash toward the
centre of the table, and leaning forward
looked his antagonist in.the eyes.
'Pick it up, stranger,' said--he. 'Ef
yer think there's been anything foul,
take that pot. Bnt ef yo tech it, ef ye
put a hand out toward it, yell wish that
yed died, or my name is not Chris
Gilson.' - _
There lies silence for a moment. and
the Hills man got up quietly.
'My money, stranger ?' asked Chris.
There was-no response. The Hills
man had gone.
'Wby didn't you draw on him,
Chris ?' asked Mr. Hare, '.the local
magistrate. 'Why didn't you draw
He had a bead on you,' .
'lt was carelessness,' replied ()brio,
quietly.-''The fact is I had no weapon.'
=Brooklyn . Sale.
.Whereabonts 'unknown: Postman:
'Say, sis, where's Mrs. Malley O'Dea?.
mont ?' Id' Uor. She died , last
week anti didn't leave any directions.'
Suggestive wit: . l Diner (to waiter):
'This chop is very dry.' . • Waiter (to
diner) :. 'Perhaps, then, y l oa' had bet
ter order something to drink with
Paris advertisement:l Ter sale—a
monkey, a cat and two. parrots. Ad-
dress Mine. Rue;—. As the
lady is about to get married she has no
fnither use for these animals.'
Pathetic parent (to scapegrace son)—
'Do ' you want to bring. !down your
father'S gray hairs in sorrow to the
grave?' Scapegrace son—'No danger
of that, dtid; you haven't got the hairs,
you know.'
•What is the difference_ between a
reddish horse and horse radish ?' asked
Brown, intending to puzzle Patrick; but
but Patrick replied at o4e: 'A red-
dish horse is a horse that is a little red.
but a horse radiSh is a horse of • another
She jumped the hurdle: In a %peril
enee meetin" ;liar here one of , the sis
ten said she /lid been to hebben
Another asked 'if she seed any Diggers
dar ?' `Lor', sister, you don't s'pose I
went in de kitchen, does- you ?'
When Fogg.heard that Skinflint was
- threatened with enlargement of the ,
heart he remarked that be didn't know
any one who war better fitted for the
operation. He 'thought the enlarging
process might go on for some fifty 3 ears
without detriment to skinflint's' health.
Au important matter: Jimmy Tuff
boy . is deliberating. , The teacher has
appointed ~him monitor of the slate
pencils, and whether he,. shall _thus be
shelved 'retired' from active raising the
'old Harry' witethe Test of boyEi or not
is a question. Present indications are
that he,will accept.
A correspondent of the New England
Farmer writes about 'My Experience in
Bee Keeping.' But as he Says nothing
about jumping into a well to drown the
pesky critters out of his trousers, we
don't believe he has made a truthful
statement. Why. will men dissemble
about such matters ? .
00 one occasion he was preaching for
a public charity, when a note was hand
ed up to him inquiring if it would be
right fOr a bankrupt to e.ontribute. He
noticed the matter iu the course of his
sermon, - and pronounced decidedly
that such a person could not" do so iu
honesty. 'But, my friends,' he added,
would advise you who are not insol
ventnot to piiss the plate this evening,
as the people - will be sure to say, 'There
goes the bankrupt."
A gentleman who is at present in at
tendance at- the stock convention is so
bow-legged from • riding on horseback
that his lower limbs attract. attention
.when he walks ou the street. Yester
day a perfect stranger stopped him on
Austin avenue and said;: • 'My friend
you ought to belong to the army.' I
don't think so,' • responded the other
party, good-humoredly; 'I couldn't run
very fast wi s h them lege.' i‘You
wouldn't never need to run from artil
lery. The cannon balls would all go
between your legs. There is no other
place for them to go.' • - .
'There's too much horse-racing at
your agficulturat fairs,' 'remarked
son Jones to the secretary of the county,
society; 'I shtild like to know, sir,
what horse-raci g has to do with agri
culture.'parson; replied the
secretary; with a pleasant smile, 'noth
ing, perhaps; pr,, at least, no more than
church lotteries have to do with the
spreading of the gospel.' Parson Jones
satv t 1 point and'changed the conver
; known Anstm ;family, ramify returned
home- after a Protracted absence. A
friend met him shortly after his return
and asked Win: 'Where have you
been this' long time ? I haven't seen
you for more than a year.' I haven't
been nOwares, exceptint- to a grammar
school' 'What else did you learn there
. good •grammar ?"Perlitenees, .
pin darned, no -account whelp. That's
what else 4 learned, you IoW-down
Moaning at the White House:
'Anything taken place to-day ?' asked
Mr. Prelinghuysen, as he walked in and
elevated ' his boots to the top of the
Cabinet table. "Nothing,' replied Mr.
Arthur, without. looking up from: the
tantalizing pages of the Patent Office
report. 'There were lots of fellows
here whO wanted to take one, however.'
Thus loth the oasis of innocent mirth
lighten up the . barren waste of official
life. I• '. - r
In the 'city of Halifax there dwelt a
lawyer, crafty,- subtle and cute as a fox.
An Indian of the Miami tribe, named
Simon, Owed him some money. The
poor red man brought the Money to
his creditor And-Waited, expecting the
lawyer' to write a receipt. • 'What are
you waiting for ?' said the ' lawyer..
'Receipt,' said-the Indian.: 'A receipt,'
exclaimed the lawyer, 'receipt. What
do you know about a receipt ?' The
Indian looked at • him a moment and
then said: "Spose maybe die; I'me go
to heben; me find tate locked; me see
the 'Postle Peter; he say, 'Simon, what
do you want ?' . Me want to get in. He
say: 'you pay Mr. J. dot money?'
i What me do ? I hab no receipt hab to
, hunt all over hell to find you.'
A young- man, the eon of n. we'
Ebenezer Bonflg was a widower, be-
wean fifty and , sixty lyears of age. fresh-
'colored and alert, exceedingly . dapper
and natty in his appearance, very well
to do, and a member of oae or two
something more than respeatable clubs.
It had been long ago forgotten that
Bonfig's father had ,made • his fortune
by the discovery and extensive sale of
an esoteric compound known by the
title'of 'Luncheon Pickle;' and the son
had never been taunted on account of
his sire's connection with trade since he
lad left college, where of course the
nickname of "Pickles" liad .been affixed
()him. But Ebenezer was no tuft-
hunter; not in tho least !ambitions or
desiroas to pass himself !MI for what-ho
was not, and' took the thing with great
and undisturbed good humor, till the
tern lost all trace of contemptuous .ex
pression, and became ,transformed into
a kindly jocular epithet, used by his
particular chums in moments of endear
ing expansion. Atter leaving college, .
Bonfig married, led in even, childless
existence, mated to a lady Of a tempera
ment as calm'and equable as his own,
until death dissolved this stormless
partnership, and left him to - nurse in
solitude a orowd of sweet and concord-
an memories.
Yet Ebenezer had one rnling passion;
if indeed a sober, worthy crochet de-
serves to be dignified by such a name.
He doted on music and musicians. He
was a ateadfaat subscriber, to the 1 talian
opera, attended every philharmonic,
sacred and classic concert, where good
musical fare was . a certainty, and was
generally tolerably well' posted up in.
Operatic gossip. The storehouse of his
recollections was rich with anecdotes of
singers of world-wide fame, many of
"whom he bad knoin personally in -his
younger days; and to get Bonfig on to
his pet subj ect was , a - common trick,
practiced with considerable unction by
his friends at the club and elsewhere.
"Sir," Ebenezer would say, his
pleasant rubicund face glowing with
modest triumph, 'I bad the honor of
being on speaking terms with the -great
Malibran•L---the great Maria Malibran
herself. We shall never see her like
again. Patti, Nilsson, Tietjeas , don't
talk toine of any of them, sir; great
artists in their way no doubt, who
command our gratitude for the pleasure
they . give us, bat lilt one of
. them a
touch upon : Malibran. That .woman
sir, wasn't a•Womaii at ull when on the
stage; she was au angel and a fury by
turns, as the occasiein required. Won
derful! wonderful! And do you. know
what she used, to keep her up to the
mark? Porter, sir—good honest porter;
she would drink a whole bottipful just
before going on the boards; and,. by
gad, yot should have seen the ,world of
good it did her! What a poweri" it gave
her! I have handed her the' Oass she
drank out of scores of times. • That was
a singer if yon like, or I'm Dutch
man!' ' I
A host of the best singers - kvere all
familiar personages to him. He bad
either known them from his stall at the
opera house; or, What was even better,
made their acquaintance at somß : of
those celebrated garden parties,
, IgiVen
by a still well-remembered impresario
of former days. Bonfig had, coutrived
to make himself extremely pcipnlar in
their society, and got to be received
with a genuineeAmile - of , welcome,
where men of high rank and •title were
only more or less tolerated on aceonnq
of - their social influence and standing.
Indeed, on one or two delicate occas
ions, his gocl, offices had tram solicited
to shako the unbending obduracy of
some recalbitrant prima donna; and it
was mainly due to his persuasive good
humor and plausible serenity, _that a
storm in a tea-cup, which might have
proved serious to managerial interests,
was averted. Artists knew they . , had an
enthusiastic, sincere little friend in him:
ready to exult with them in their suc
cess, and to console them with graceful
tact in their failure. His bouquets,
flung with a superb flourish, and with
Unerring aim, were things to I..3remem
hered; and his honest face, beaming
with undisguised rapture, was looked
for as a sympathettc stimulus, a useful
antidote to fahhionable British frost..
It must not be supposed, however,
that Bonfig was a master of the craft
himself. He could not have deciphered
a single bar of mubic to save his life; and
was only have attempted to
sing once, he was so frightened by the
hideouely fent sounds which
came from him, that he retired quite
disconcerted and upset. He simply
had an unlimited capacity for apprecia
tion; a reverend admiration for any
thing Like a decent voice and the power
of Using it. He would have have risen
from a sick bed, rather than miss-a
performance of artistic consequence,
and postponed his most pressing en
gagement to put himself at the diaposal
of a singer. The - grasp of a peer's hand
would not have afforded - him a tithe of
the gratification which a passing , nod
Lablache gave'him, and as for'ione of
Blxilibran's smiles, he would , ndt have
bartered it for a kingdom. If was a
mystery, too, whence he derived his
extraordinary' predilection. Boufig
senior's soul had never soared for an
instant above pickles, and the account
at his banker's, but then to be sure,
problems of greater intricacy remain
to this moment, unsolved.
After the death of his gentle compan
ion, who, far from checking Ebenezer,
bad done her very best to share :his
enthusiasin, he still continued to inter
est himself in musical matters; but his
interest grew less active, and found', its
vent rather more in the retrospective
than in the present or:prospective. The
impresario, who bad looked upon Bon
fig in a measure as a counsellor and
`staunch any, had 'found 'a succeisor i ;
new artists had taken the place of the
old, and Ebenezer—a Rip Van Winkle,
in an old world becime new, without
his even• been asleep—with fain to con
tent himself with makinghis appearance
as usual in his stall, and indulging in
regrets of a glorious past, *believer ,ho
got the chance of doing so. - The
modern school of song had, of coarse,
degenerated in his opinion; and with
it, the niodern school of lyrical compo
sition. was a bitter anti-Wagnerite,
and for the life' of him could not see
what the public found to applaud in
the music of 'that confounded German,'
which to him was all noise and no
But he was shortly to be roused from
this comparative state of apathy. :One
day helealled upon an old oollegefriend-
home from India, and staying at a
boarding-house situated iu. one of the
squares of the West-Central distriet.
While tho two were talking amicably
in the somewhat dingy drawing-room
Bonfig.became suddenly disgracefully
inattentive to the' conversation, and
strangely absorbed in listening to the
s'omid of a voice which seemed to , shoot
up from somewhere about the basement
of the house
It was, however:a voice well worthy
of attention.
.A man's voice ; of pro
nounced tenor quality, rich. strong,
agreeable and of 4treme purity; one
of those voices *bit* in ordinati
sized rooms, sba l o the chandelier
glasses and cause a sense of vibration
in the diaphragm 0' the listener; but
which', in a- large 411, lucky in its
acoustics, swell intio harmoniously
regulated waves of sound. as fall and
majestic as-the notes of a church. organ.
Bonfig's oyes twinkled , with - excite
'Hark!' he said; 'some erne t is'ainging;
you didn't tell me you had azi artist in
the house.' '4. - I.
'Pooh, it'sno artist! it's only Louis,
the seivant, or Waiter . . or whatever :you
may call hira,' hnswered Ebenezer's
friend contemptuously. The voice was
clearly neither a novelty nor a pleasure
to' him.
'A waiter!' exclaimed Bonfig indig
nantly. 'A man witli a ‘oice like tha
waiter! Do be 'quiet for a moMen
Jones, I want to glisten.'
The musician went on, serenely un
conscious of an audience. 'He ; Was
singing one of those Italian dittieii so
greatly in vogue at the time when the
youth of Italy shouldered vim and
marched out to fight and die for free
dom and unity.
Addio:mia bella addio,
L'Arinata se, ne va;
Se non partial &nett' in
Ssrebbe una vilta.
It ivas evident,tiki, that the perkirm
er was •doing something else besides
merely singing; and, judging from. the
occasional jerkiness of his notes, it
might be shrewdly surmised that - he
was cleaning knives, or boots, or at- all
events throwing his arms about with
some energy.
I .4l*Guiglini a Tamberlik! a Negrini!'
rourmered honest, easily-moved
._ Mr.
Bonfiggetting up from his seat ex
citedly and pacing the room.' 'There
isn't a 'than who can boast of a - vi. - iice
like that on the stage at the present
moment. I say, zones, I should like
to see this wonder;'l must see'
ring for him to come up here at:once.
there's a good fellow.'
'You want to see Louis?' asked Ebe
nezer's friend, not a' little aghast at this
sudden unexpected freak.
•Yes,.why note' said Bonfig almost
'Nothing, only that—do you really
mean it?'
'Mean it! of course I do!' said Ebe-
nezer,. emphatically. 'You hate• no
objection, I suppose?'
"Oh, no, not the slightest objection,'
replied Jones, rising and toughing the
The singing ceased, and after a brief
intervatthere was a knock at the door.
'Come in,' said Jones, whO had bare
ly recovered from his surprise.
A young 'fellow entered, dressed in
the ordinary-garb of a servant to a
'genteel' household. His not over-clean
shirt-front frayed at the edges, and his .
dress-coat, disfigured by shiny patches
showed that he was kept 'a great deal
more for use than for ornament; and
that small wages and eOreme hard
work evidently allowed him but a
scanty margin, both of tiia4e and money
for personal decoration.
Bonfig, however, woe not ill-pleased
by the appearance of the man, apart
from his clothes. He was above the av
erage height,strongly built, with a deep
full chest,and broad shoulderis to match;
a substantial • well-shaped neck: , sur
mounted by a dark-complexion face, set
off by a well-cared for black moustache;
and the whole topped by is mop of
thickly-fibred hair, render6ci as luxuri
ant and glossy as cheap grease could
make it. The expression of the face
was 'genial and good-tenipered, and the
eyes were bright and by no means lack
ing in intelligence. He was a foreign
er, and obviously an Italian, to the
trained eye. ,
'You did ring?' he asked looking at
'Yes; ahem! There you are, Bonfig,
there' •
311. Boufig smiled pleasantly. "'My
friend,' he said; 'was that you singing
below just now?' I .
The servant appeared a Wile sheepish
and disconcerted. Wh‘n people -rang
for him in this way, it was generally "to
order a bottle of beer, or a brandy - and
soda, not to ask him whether he"- bad
been singing. The amiable widow , lady
who owned and managed the boarding
house, objectedlo his making a noise,
and liad told him so plainly on different
occasions. His interrogator, however,
did not-look angry; but on the contrary
smiled i most genially.. -
'Yea, he answered,' bashfully.
'You have a fine voice, a very fine
voice,' said Mr. Bonfig; 'lour singing
gave me great .; pleasure, extreme pleas
ure. t •
The unfortunate waiter scarcely
kneW what to do under this running of
_fire of praise. He shifted his body
about uneasily; and his fee broke out
into a foolish smile.
'A man with such a
,voice as yours
ought to do something better than what
yo 4 are doing,' remarked Mr. Bonfig t
senteatiouhly; 'you are wasting a prec•
ions gift, my friend.'
!Efil what earl i do, air?' replied the
poor fellow, feoing that he was expeet
ed to say something. ,1 : have been a
eameriere all my life; I must work for
my living.' . -
'Such is the irony of fate,' mused Mr.
Bonflg in silence , contemplattvely rub
ging his nose. 'Herois a man with a
Priceless jewel, and be is too ! poor and
too friendless to turn it to its f roper
account. How many village ltdbinis
and mate inglorious tionzellis have
been lost to art in this way!'
An awkward and ridiculous silence
threatenei the interview. The restless
Joiies, who did not in the least enter
into his friend Ebenezer's feelings, came
however, to the rescue.
Toillll drink something, /3onfig,
won't You? Here, Louis, you can bring
up a couple of bottles of Bass and some
glasses. ,Bass is the beat thing they've
got here; I can't recommend the wines.'
A quick transformation
_took place;
and the nervous musician magically
altered into the brisk attentive waiter.
'Yes, sir; two bottles of Bass,' he said,
moving to.the door; very glad no doubt
o escape.
Ebenezer began, to nurse a project in
his brain, till hie meditations were in
terrupted l,y the re-appearance of Louis
with the beer.
'Louis?'Bonfig asked, 'is that your
`Yes, sir; Luigi Caffarelli, I am called
Louis, because madam, she give , me
that name.'
'Well, Luigi, here is my, card,' said
Ebenezer,-taking out his case; 'do you
think you could spare the time to give
- me h call one evening this week? I want
to have a talk with you.'
'Yes, sir;' answered the Italian, not a
little surprised.
'Let me see, to-day. is Tuesday; well;
say on Thursday—would that day suit
you?' _
Luigi scratched his head thoughtfully
'lf Madama will give me tluC permis
sion, yes, air.'
don't suppose she will refuse;
Thursday then. We will have •a little
serious conversation. That voice of
yours ought certainly to have fair play.'
Jones by this time had got to look
upon his friend as a sort of, harmless
monomaniac. - He listened with a shrug
of his shoulders; and a deprecatory
shake of the head.
Luigi,. after he had drawn the corks
and poured out the beer, waited to see
if anything more was wanted, and then ,
prepared to leave the room.
• 'Thursday, then, don't forget!' cried
Bonfig to him, as he went out; shall
wait for you all the evening.'
!Yes, sir,' replied Luigi, bowing - at
the door. He clearly 'did note know .
what to make - of it all, but there could
be no harm In saying 'Yes, sir,' to
everything; besides, it was thi only
answer that suggested itself to him. -
After bidding his friend good-by, and
on his way home, Ebenezer developed
still further, the project he had con:
ceived. Here was he, a man of;• means,
of ample ;means, possessed of ',money
that was lying fallow and of no 'earthly
benefit to anyone; and there was a poor
devil of an Italian with a remarkably
fine voice, only, needing culture and
training to make the fortune of its own
er. Why should not he, Bonfig, inter
est himself and expend some of his
superfluous capital in giving the fellow
a chance? There- was the' material in
the shape of a voice to work upon; the
than was good-looking— z the picture of
an Elvin° —and he seemed intelligent.
Supposing he did thrownwaT a couple
of hundre l ds? Connt Puoke had done
more for ,Tenny Lind; and , what would
Christine Ndssoa, the Sweedish night
ingale, have been but for .M. Torn
crhielm2—a street musician,- a peripat
etio songstress, wasting her sweetness
on boors in village pot-houses, instead
of charming the most highly civilized,
and difficult audiences in Europe!
Sweden had given a.-good example in
two cases; England should d 6 the same.
He, Bonfig, would do something sub
stantial for art. He settled : in his
mind who should be Luigi's 'first in
structor, and very firmly decided - upon
giving his scheine a good • trial. He
hadn't a living relative; was free to (Hs"
pose of his money as he pleased, and if
his project failed he could compensate
Luigi in some way for loss of time, and
procnre him another situation.
The Italian waiter was true to his
word. Permission to leave . his work
fer an hour or two had been grudgingly
granted to him; and having substituted'
a frock-coat, sadly needing repairs, for
the shabby waiter's swallow-tailed gar
ment, he sallied forth to Mr. Bonfig's
chambers, near Piccadilly. _
'Sit down, my friend,' said Ebenezer,
eyeing himbenevolently, 'and take- a
glass of wino! You needn't be afraid
of it; it is yonr own Italian Chianati. I
got it out expressly for yon.'
Cheerelby the mild beam of Mr.
Bonfig's glance, Luigi eat down on the
edge of a chair, and sipped, with the air
of a timid connoisseur, which
had been poured outfor
hope you find it good,' said Mr.
Bonfig; 'it is generally considered pret
ty fair tipple; I have had it in bottle
these four years.'
• The Italian not knowing- how to
thank hislost, took refuge in his native
language, and murmured , something
about the signore-being troppo buono.
,And now, - my good friend,' said
Ebenezer, 'I want to talk to you serious
ly. You were 'singing very nicely the
other day: I need scarcely amk whether
you are fund of music?'
'I am Italian,' Raid Luigi simply.
'A fitting answ e r, a' most fitting ans
wer, to be sure.' remarked Mr. Bonfig,
smiling. 'You are Italian, ono of a race
which has produced the greatest sing
ers and Mtlfil i CiatlS in the world. You
are Italian, land I like the tone of
pride, the very natural tone of pride,
in which yori have answered. Now
what mopld—phat would you say to
becoming a singer?' he added abruptly,.
throwing back his head, and 'looking
Luigi full in the face.
The waiter, taken by surprise - at this J
unexpected question, was at a loss for
words. He eoatented himself with
gazing vacantly on Mr. Bonflg.
'Of course, don't misunderstand me,' ,
continued Ebenezer: 'I don't mean that -
you should go and sing on the itaee at
once. mean that you should put -
yourself nnder the care of a properly
qualified teacher, and.devote four time
to study, fora year, two years, three
years: in short, until culture and train
ing shalt have rendered you sufficiently
.perfect to take the place, which I con
sider your natural advantages entitle
you to.' -
Luigi smiled; he actually smiled.
'How can Ido all - that, sir?' he said;
j 'I am very poor.' .
'I know, . I know,' replied Ilonfig,
almost impatiently, as though
. desirous'
of touching as little as possibt3 on. the
subject of the young fellows means;
'but we musn't let that stand in the
way of a gain to the stage. I: am very
interested matter of art; your voice '
struck me as far too good to be lost for
want of a little help. Listen,
,I am
going to speak plainly—take another
glass of ifine while lam talking, - lAM -
in a position to do /what you ' can't, --
without the least inconvenience to my-
self.' Leave your present state of life, -
study with a good master, and Iventnre.
to.prophesy a brilliant career for you.
The mere question of expense need not
trouble yon; I charge myself- with that,
and you-won't be under the slightest
obligation to me; on the contrary, I
shall be the obliged, as' every success
you achieve in the injure will reflect
an honor - upon me. Singers are mr -
hobby, you know,' he added by way of
I apology. -
,$1.50 a Year, in Advance..
Luigi didn't understand what a hobby
was, bat what he clearly- understood
was. that a benevolent, tidy-looking old
gentleman was offering
_to release him
from the drudgery of waiting • day and
night upon a crowd of exacting, diffl
cultly pleased and often extremely
quarrelsome and inconsiderate men and
wOmen. Visiona of a happy existence,
each as he had sometimes secretly
dreamed of, came before him. Singing
all day, well fed,. well clothed and
decently lodged. Could- it all be real?
'You would do that for me, air?'
he said, looking 'up with moistened
Mr. Bonfig repeated ,his statement -
emphatically. It was by no means an
easy task to persuade the simple Italian
that there was indeed a person to be
found in the world rich enough' and 'I
willing to saddle himself with another
man, and put km in the way of 1. !
entering upon a new life. But Ebe
nezia7 argued' with such skill and tact;
quoted so many , examples of artists, in
almost identical positions, having ac
cepted' the same friendly - aid, and
turned out a blessing and credit; put
the thing so - carelessly in the light of a
mere trifling service, utterly unworthy .
of even' a thank-you, that Luigi was
convinced at last into uttering a grate- .
fat consent. It was agreed. that he
should, quit his place with all possible
speed, take a lodging. and put himself
- at Mr. Bonfig's disposal. At the end
of the interview, a five-pound note filled
theL waiter's soul-cup to overflowing.
In his wildest dreams he never realized
the posession of so much money. He
became positively - speechless through
gratitude. • f
By and by 31r. Bonlig was able to
congratulate himself 'upon his deed.
Luigi proved to be the steadiest and
best of fellows, and did his utmost to
justify the confidence placed in him.
Hewas a Lombard, from the hilly dis
tricts of Como,) and had Much of the
mountaineer's Simplicity and rugged
honesty of thought, coupled with in
domitabie industry and a fair amount ,
of intelligence. His singing master
greiv rapturous s on the subject of-his ,
voice, and announced that it would be a
matter of no great difficulty to make
an artist of a man endowed with a quick
and true musical ear, and an earnest de
sire to make progress. The ex-waiter
applied the whole force of his intellect
to mastering the intricacies of crochets
and quavers, breves and semi breves ;
and learned in a few months, by sheer
dint of application, to read the black
notes of a vocal score very fairly at
first sight. Time and tune cane nat
urally to him, like prose to the Baur.
geois GentiThomme; and ho 'displayed
an unexpected readiness in acquiring
_the subtle grace and &dab, the faculty
of imparting light and shade to singing, ;
which make good artists.% It was rather
too late, of course, to mould him into a
profonud musician, but he would, with
time and experience, know ae much as
most operitio singers are expected to
know, and,his splendid voice would
make up for the rest. 1/4
Mr." Bonfig was in ecsticies. lie
oaten sat in the room whilst - - his protege
was taking his lesson, arid listened with
open mouth, his bosom inflating with
secret pride and joy. " Spirto gentil'
moved him beyond expression, and
Luigi's singing of, 'Una furtivalagrimai
did, in fact, bring a bidden tear to good
old Bonfig's eyes. Mario and Bubini
seemed to him eclipsed.
On one or two occasions. Ebenezer
linked his &Tin in that of the Ita li an,
and introduOd him boldly into society.
The ex-waiter, clean, well-nourished.
and_ well-dressed, looked a very differ-;
eat personage, and his singing made
him extremely welcome , in . a drawing
room. Besides, there was a quiet nat
ural dignity' about the man which sue
-cessfully fought against early habits
and early training. Like'an old cavalry
horse, harneastd to a cab, and rearing
at, the sound of a street band, he might
turn his bead too suddenly when-a call
for refreshnients was made, but he
quickly remembered himself again, and
checked his impulse. He was also, it
might . be thought, a little kit"' obsequi
ous in his politeness—but then, what
won't modern ladies and gentlemen for-'
give in a man. who is a "signor," and
who singe,
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