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The currency question has thrown all between Churchmen and Nonconformists at Sion Policy of the other questions completely into the College, at which Mr. Bryce was the chief speaker,
States. shade. The Republican platform makes who took, as his manner is, à genial and hopeful reference, of course, to the Monroe doctrine, re- view of the situation. The denominations are affirming " the right of the United States to give learning to be civil to each other..' On the that doctrine effect by responding to the appeals of other hand, the dear old Pope has been moved to any State for friendly intervention in case of issue an encyclical on the unity of the Church. It European encroachment,” but it expressly precludes is a fine uncompromising document. The only unity any interference, even of the friendliest nature, with which the Pope can recognise is the unity of “the existing possessions of any European Power obedience to himself. “Obey me, and you are all in this hemisphere.” European Powers have not right; disobey me, and you can in no wise be therefore, received formal notice to quit — for counted among the children of God;" that is which small mercy many thanks. The nearest its “sum and substance. It will be interesting approach to an aggressive policy is foreshadowed to see what Lord Halifax can make of this in the declaration that the United States document, which roundly declares that:bishops themshould actively use its influence and good offices " to selves, even if they are in Apostolical succession, secure peace and give independence to Cuba.” Con- become a “mere lawless and disorderly crowd unless sidering that the Spaniards are preparing to send they obey Peter," that is to say, the Pope. It is another army of 100,000 men to subdue the island, evident, with such a doctrine at headquarters, the it will require something more than “good offices” fullest possible recognition of the validity of Anglito secure the independence of Cuba. . The condition can orders would not bring us a step nearer to union of the unfortunate Pearl of the Antilles is deplor- with Rome. Nor is any other union possible exceptable indeed. Probably even Senator Lodge himself ing that which exists between the lion and the lamb must occasionally regret that Cuba is not part and when the lamb lies down inside. . parcel of the British Empire. . It ought to have
The disasters which occurred in May at been a British colony. We conquered it once and of the St. Louis andat Moscow have been more hold it sacrificing 5.000 men in the conquest. but “Drummond than equalled by tie fatalities of June.
Castle." when peace came we abandoned it, as we afterwards
By far the greatest catastrophe that has abandoned Java, with results, that have been been recorded for years is reported from Japan, deplorable alike to Spain, to Cuba, and the United where an earthquake followed by a tidal wave is States.
said to have caused the death of 27,000 Japanese. By one of those curious coincidences Japan, however, is far away even in the days of the Wife's which occasionally occur in the affairs of electric telegraph, and the fate of these luckless ones
Sister.' 'man, the day on which the Education has not attracted one-hundredth part of the attenBill was abandoned in the House of Commons saw tion that was e$cited by the loss of the Drummond the second reading of the Deceased Wife's Sister Castle, one of Sir:Donald Currie's African steamers, Bill in the House of Lords. The 22nd must have which a little before midnight on the 16th inst. been a bad day for the Bishops. It is to be hoped struck on a rock between the Island of Ushant and that the Bill, which has been before Parliament for the mainland. Believing that he was outside the the lifetime of this generation, may at last get island instead of inside, the captain went at full passed into law, but of this at present there seems steam upon the chain of rocks which renders considerable doubt.
it almost impossible to pass between Ushant i The Pope The question of the Reunion of Christ- and the mainland. There were 253 persons on
and endom continues to be discussed in more board the ship; of these all but three were drowned.
umone or less languid fashion. The first result A few lingered for an hour or more in the water and of Mr. Gladstone's effusive welcome of the Pope's then perished. With the majority it seems to have intention to inquire into the validity of Anglican been all over in a very few minutes. The suddenorders has been to emphasise the disunion that pre- ness of the catastrophe and the exceedingly small vails, not merely between Anglicans and Noncon number of the survivors combined to create a much formists, but between what may be called the deeper impression than is usually occasioned by a Catholic and Protestant wings of the Anglican shipwreck, even when two or three hundred persons Church. There has been one more Conference perish.
EVENTS 07 THE MONTH.
The last of thirty-fire Battalions of Turkish
Troops sent to Crete. 2. Deputation from the Mining Association of
Great Britain waited on the Home Se retary
Coal Mines Regulation Bill.
the Free Churches in Memorial Hall carrie!
the River and Harbour Bill over the Presi
dent's Veto by fifty-six to five votes. Sir Frederick Carrington arrived at Bulawayo 3. Deputations from the Miners' National Felera
tion and the Miners of Northumberland,
won the Derby.
and Central Europe opened at Vienna. The Chinese Authorities granted permission for
French Engineers to coustruct a Railway joining Lung Chan with the French Railway in
Tonkiug. 4. Mr. W. N. Cummings electel Principal of the
Guildhall School of Music as successor of the
late Sir Joseph Baruby. 5. The Volksraad of the Orange Free Stat passe !
& Resolution in favour of the Government
taking over the Railways in the State. 6. Matabele lost beavily cear Bulawayo.
Serious fighting in Crete.
Barcelona killed several people.
forth be free from taxation. The Hungarian Parliament assemblel for the
first time in its rew home. The Mixel Tribunal at Cairo delivered judgment against the Egyp'iau Government an! the
Caisse of the Public Debt for the arare Ger eral Carril gto commandei ail rebel made from the Reserve Fund for the Nila
pri ouers to be treated with clemeny. Expolition.
19. The Suuth African Republis urged the British The Marquis de Morès muriered near El Quatia. Government to bring to trial Cecil Rhodes, Mr. 9. I be Congress of Chambers of Cominer.e of the
Deit and Dr. Harris.
The l'o: te isstel a Report of the Massa res at
Van, attributing them to the Armeniaus. Smyrna.
Matabele Rising in reasing. Members of the Institution of Naval Arbite ti Revolt of th3 Druses reportel. arrived in Hamburg.
20. A Statue of the Qucea unveiled in the Ugal10. A Statue of the leto Lord Granville by Mr.
rangle of the Royal Exchange. Hamo. Thorn ycrust, unveiled in the Ceutral Mudagascar de lared a French Colony. Lobby of the Houses of Parliament.
Cabinet Council met to consi'er duration Till. Dr. Jameson and his Staff again surren lerel at Martial Law proclaimed in Salisbury.
Bow Street for investigation of cbarges against 21. Cretans refused to submit to the Proclamarija them.
of the Porte.
Esecutive upon payment of £2,000 tine ea b. First Public Meeting of the Christian Coaferen e
of Churchmen and Nonconformisis at Si :) ments opened.
College. l'rofessor Goldwin Smith declirel the Honorary Testimonial pre ented to Lord Dufforin at Paris,
Degree of LL.D. from Toronto University. 23. Elections in Canada showel a Liberal Majority 12. A Deputation from the Associuted Chambers of
Hard fightiug occurred near Salisbury.
Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Morley and Mr. Rayari.
Mass Meeting held at St. James's llallinn General Baratieri acquitted by the Court Marti i farour of the Release of the Irish Political at Asmara.
l'risouers. 13. Ten thousand workers went out on Strike in
Annual Demonstration in support of Dr. St. Petersburg.
Barnardo's Homes for Waifs held in Albert 14. A Monster Deputation waited upon President
25. Li Hung Cbaug visited Prince Bismark.
vernment. Li Hung Chang received by the German 26. Resignation of Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Beit ac eptat Emperor.
by the Chartered Company. The luternational Congress of Publishers opened The Prince of Wales installe.1 as Chancellor of in Paris.
the Uuiversity of Wales, when be conferred Mr. Harrison, a British Offi, ial, arrested by Honorary Degrees upon the irincess of Wales, Venezuelans.
Mr. Gladstone, Lord llers bell, and Lord
Newspapers suppressed for
Press Congress at Budapesth.
Jubilee as Professor of Natural
time in the Reichstag.
proclamatiou convoking the
ence of a Secret Treaty between
Russia and China.
tan expressing his desire for
Peace and Order in Crete.
Deputation, said the Govern-
I. unveilel in the Thuringian
Fifty Years Professor at Glasgow University.
Policy in the Soudan.blin, on the Relesze of
27. The Prince of Samos, a Christian Albanian, Discussion of Benefi.es Bill by Mr. Foster, Mr. 23. Discussion on the Agricultural Land Rating appointel Governor-General of Crete. lecky and others. Amendment to omit
Bill resumed by Mr. Dillon, cutinuei by vir 28. Ole hundred Miners kille) in a l'ennsylvania Clause I negativel by 202 to 22.
W. Harcourt, Mr. Pickersgill, Mr. Llopd. Mine.
The Liverpool Court of l'assage Bill and the George and others. Clauses and 5 agreei to 29. Pope Leo XIII.'s Encyclical on Christian Unity
Merchandise Marks Act (1887) Amendmeut Secou Reading of the West Highland Railway publishei. Bill withdrawn.
Guarantee Bill. United States Ambassador laid the Memorial 4. Corsideration of the Light Railways Bill Debate on the Se on: Reading of the ConciliaStone of a Chur h at Gainsborough. resumed at Clause 5.
tivu (Trade Disputes) Bill by Mr. Ritchie, Statne of Li Hung Chang unveiled at the Villa 5. Government interrogated as to its Soudan Policy Mr. Mundella and others carried by 155 Hügel of Herr Krupp. by Sir William Harcourt and others.
and Police (England and Wales).
Thirt Reading of the Public Office (Site) Bill. Mr. J. E. Barlow (L) ........ 5,062
8. Mr. Gerald Balfour more i the Second Reading House adjourned at 11.35, June 30, Lord A. Thyane (C) ......... 4,76 3
of the Land Law (Ireland) Bill.
Discussion by Mr. Morley, Mr. Healy, Mr.
SPEECHES. 1893:-C., 5,043 ; L., 4,660. Maj., 383.
Motion to refer the Bill to Committee on Tra le June 2.-Wick Barghs :
Julie 1. The Emperor Francis Joseph, at BudaMr. T.C. H. Hedderwick (L). 1,034 9. Civil Service Estimates in Committee of Supply.
pesth, on the Triple Alliance. Mr. W. C. Smith (U) ........ 843
Discussion on the Vote for the Royal Irish 2. Lord Dufferin, at Paris : Farewell Speech.
Constabulary by Mr. McNeill, Mr. Keimobil 3. Mr. John Morley, at Leeds, on the Government Liberal majority 212
Mr. Healy, and others. 1995:-LU., 913 ; 1.., 88), Maj., 24.
Motion for Kelus tou of Voie negatived by 156 Mr. John Dillon, at Dublin, on the Release of to 70, and Vote agreed to.
the Irish Political Prisoners. 10. Third Readisg of Liverpool Court of Pas-age 5. Vice-Admiral Colomb, Unitel Service InstituiPARLIAMENTARY. Bill.
tion, on the “Army and Xavy in Defen.e of Discussion of Amendments to Berrefies Bill.
the Empire." HOUSE OF LORDS.
11. Motion to postpore Clause 1 of the Education 5. Mr. Cecil Rh des, at Bulawayo, 02“ The Future June 8. Third Reading of the Stanuaries Bill anil
Bill negatived by 202 to 121.
of Rhodesia." the Dispensary Committees (Ireland) Bill.
Amendment provi lilig that the District Council 8. The King, at Budapesth, on Huygary. 11. Second Reading of the Housing of the Working
and not the County Council should be the 9. Mr. Chamberlain, at the Congress of Chamlers Classes (Ireland) Bill. Educatio:1 Autbority, after mib discussion
of Commerce, on a British Zollverein Report of Amendmeats to the Reserve Forces
negative 1 by 29 to 125; that every Municipal 10. Mr Asquith, at Reading, ou the l'olicy of the Bill agree i to. Borough shoult appoint an Eluation Com
Goverment. 12. Lori Salisbury made a Statement on the Policy mittee for the purposes of this Act movel by 12. Mr. James Bryce, at Holborn Restaurant, og of the Soudan Expe lition. Sir A. Rollit. Motion to amend Amendment
Problems of South Africa. Third Reading of the Wild Birls' Protection
carried by 287 to 117. Sir d. Rollit's Amend. 13. Mr. James Bryce, at Oxford, on the Present Acts Amendment (No. 2) Bill, the Election ment as amended carriel by 332 to 83.
Goverumeni. l'etitions Bill, tbe Larseny Bill, and the 12. Debate on the Land Law (Ireland) Bill.
15. Dr. Coa: Duyle, at Hulbora Restaurant, on Re:erve Forces Bill. 15. Debate on Elucation Bill resumo.l. Amenit
Literary Women 15. l'ost Office Consolidation Bill passed through
ment placing Urban Districts of 20,000 on the 17. Mr. John Morley, at Manchester, on the MisCommittee. same footing as Municipal Borvugtis pega
takes of the Government. The Government questionel as to the Promise 1
tivel by 265 to 143,
19. Mr. Chaniberlain, at Westminster Palace Hotel, Inquiry into Recent Events in Suuth Africa. 16. Discussion of Sir John Lubbock's Amenilment
on the Policy of the Unionist Government. 26. Thin Reading of Locomotives ou Highways
to Clause 1 of the Education Bill resume 1 by 22. Mr. James Bryce, Rev. H. P. Hugbes, Res. Bill. Sir John Gorst, continued by Sir Wm. Har
N. Hall and others, at Sion College, on Second Reading of Bill for the Preventioa of court, Mr. Balfour and others. Closure car
Union among Christians. Floods.
rie1 by 219 to 134. Amendment negativel 25. Lord Rosebery, opening the new Free Library 19. The Bishopric of Bristol Act Amendment Bill by 212 to 133
in Uxbridge Road, ou l'ublic Libraries. pissed through Committee.
Amendment provi ling that every County 16. Yr. Asquith, at Criterion Restaurant, on the 22. Second Reading of the Marriage with a
Coun 'il should decide whether it would or
Reasons for With Irawal of the Elu 'ation Bill. Decease 1 Wife's Sister Bill carried by 142 to
would not appoint & Committee for Elua. 27. Mr. Cvurtucy, at Greeuwich, on the Zullvereio. 113 votes,
tional Purposes vegativet by 250 to 139.
Mr. John Morley, at Forfar, on the House of 23. Third Reiding and Passage of the Divorce 17. Dis ussion of Sir C. Dilke's Ameudment to
l'arliament Amendment Bill.
Clause 1 of the Eucation Bill resurnei.
OBITUARY. of Presentation to the Professorships of
viding that County and Borough Couucils Botany and Natural History in the University
shoult be the Education Authorities, nega- Juue 3. Sir Geo. Jobnson, M.D., F.R.S., 77. of Edinburgh, ant the Buyne Navigation
tive) by 293 to 118.
Dr. Gerhard Roblfe, African traveller, 64. Transfer Bill. Third Reading of the Cab3 (London) Bill.
4. Signor Ernesto Russi, actor, 69. Tbind Realing of the Bishopric of Bristol Bill.
Working Men's Dwelling: Biil withdrawu. 5. Euníund R. Whartoa, M.A., Oxford, 52.
7. Colonel C. Campbell, 58. Amendment re lucing the time of Operation of
to discuss the Army Estimates. - Motion to
8. M. Jules Simon, philosopber and politi ia 1, 81. Bill pegatisel by 258 to 140.
re luce the Salary of the Secretary of State
9. Fleet-surgeon W. G. J. dyre, 69. Several other Amendments moved but defeate 1.
negativel by 203 to 93. Vote agree 1 to.
Major-General J. S. Trevor, 66. 23, Seconi Rea ti g of the Cabs (Lcodon Bill, and
For Army Melical Establishments passel.
10. Donal1 A. MacDonald, 79. the Fisheries Acts (Norfolk aui Suffolk) Votes for pay and allowance of the Militia. for
Sir Thomas G. Logan, Amendment B.II.
the Yeomanry Cavalry, for the Volunteer
Profts or Juha H. Mild ero 1, 49. Third Reading of the Housing of the Working
service, for transport and remounts and for
Sir G. W. Jasent, 79. Classes (Ireland) Bill.
W. II. Long.
provisions and other supplier, agreed to. 26. The Floods I'revention and the Elioburgh
1?. Louis Thomas, vocalist, 69. University Bills passe.I through Comm ttee. . Went into Committee on the Eluation Bill.
13. Rev. Carou R. N. Russell, 87. 29. Se yond Reading of the Working Meu's Dwell
Elu ati. Bill withdrawn by the Goveroment.
14. Conde de Casal Ribeiro, l'ortuguese statesman. ing: Bill and the Diseases of Animals Bill.
Third Reading of the Diseases of Animals Bill.
17. Lord Lilfor!, 63. Warriage with a De ease 1 Wife's sister Bill
Second Reading of Labourers (Ireland) Bill.
18. Right Rev. W.J. Burn. Bishop of Qu'Appelle. passed through Committee. 23. Debate on the Agricultural Land Rating Bill.
Dr. William Cholmeley, 73. 30. 'The Cabs (London) Bill and the Fisheries Acts Amendment relucing the time negativel by 20. Hon. J. B Robinson, 76. (Norfolk and Suffolk) Amendmeut Bill passe.
258 to 140; as to distribution of Rates nega- 22. Sir August is Harris, 44. through Commitiee.
tived by 252 to 117; to prevent the rise of 23. Sir Joseph I'rest wish, geologist, 84. l'ubli: Health (Sewers and Draias) Bill with Rates negativet by 216 to 102. Other The Ven. Archdeacon Barday, 71. drawn.
Amendments discusslao: negatived.
25. The Du: de Nemours, 81.
26. Dr. Cbas. H. kalfe. June 1. Motiou to amead Clause l of the Light
Clause I agree to by 243 t) 109.
25. Debate on the Agricultural Land Rating Bill. Railways Bill negativel.
27. Majır John Pe ryman, 1.C., 70.
29. Lord Fitz-Hardinge, 70. 25. Xary Estimates discusse. in Committee of
Henry Danckley, jurnalist, 72.
DEATHS ANNOUNCED. 2. Motion to aljourn over De by Day bega:ivel by
ship-building, etc., dis ussed and withdrawn. Sir James Browne, 57. 199 to 58.
Vote agreei to.
Dr. Cbas. P. Blake, 77.
aud for personnel, ship-builling, et.., and for Dervish l'asha, Senior Marshal of Turkey, 80. Resolutiou Relating to a Guarantee for the West
the Admiralty Office, agree to.
Hubert Kullerath, composer, 78. Highland Railway agree i to by 163 to 43.
Debate on the rate for Educational Service by Hamiltou Macallum, R.I., 55. 3. Motion to Apend the Benefices Bill as tu Right
Sir V. kay-buttleworth, Mr. Gosheit, M. Louis Courajot, l'usator of Sculpture at the of l'resentation reje.tel by 116 to 41. Admiral Fiell, and others. Vote agreed w.
DR. BARNARDO: THE FATHER OF “NOBODY'S CHILDREN.”
who died in a workhouse infirmary, Jim looking on 1.- JIM.
with wonder at the black-coated priest whose apparition THE world knows little of the messengers of God.
at the deathbed of his mother was the immediate preT The Royal Albert Hall was filled last Midsummer
cursor of lier disappearance from the world. Day by a bril
When about five years old, Jim, being alone in the world liant and impos
and not liking the restraint of the workhouse school, ing audience.
made a bolt for liberty, and, succeeding, began indeThe Heir to the
pendent existence as a free Arab of the Streets. From Throne of the
that point his history is pretty clear, and may be British Empire
read in an autobiographical interview which is not was there, with
without a certain historic interest. For Jim, little Jim, the Princess of
may yet be found to have played a more important part Wales, to do
in the history of our epoch than nine-tenths of the honour to the
personages who figure in “Debrett,” or even than most work of the
of the chosen few who are selected for immortality by Father of “No
Leslie Stephen and the editors of “The Dictionary of body's Chil National Biography:" Here, then, is his life-story from dren.” The five 'to ten, as told to an interviewer thirty years ago Duke of Suther
after coffee had loosened his tongue and kindly words land was in the
had won his confidence :chair, and the
“I got along o' a lot of boys, sir, down near Wapping way; Duchess, the
and there wor an ole lady lived there as wunst knowed un crowned
mother, an' she let me lie in a shed at the back; an' while I queen of North
wor there I got on werry well. She wor werry kind, an' gey'
me nice bits o'broken wittals. Arter this I did odd jobs with Britain, pre
a lighterman, to help him aboard a barge. He treated me sented the
werry bad-knocked me about frightful. He used to thrash THE HEAD OFFICES IN STEPNEY CAUSEWAY. prizes. The me for nothin', an' I didn't sometimes have anything to eat;
picked flower of an' sometimes he'd go away for days, an' leave me alone with English society, philanthropic and imperial, crowded the boat.” the splendid hall. Everything that rank and beauty, art and music, discipline and enthusiasm, could effect was done, and done admirably, to ensure the success of an appeal made for one of the worthiest causes ever submitted to the British public. It was a magnificent tribute to a magnificent work, one of the most distinctive of the glories of modern England.
And yet in the whole of that brilliant assemblage, of all those cheering thousands, was there more than one who, in the moment of assured triumph, remembered the humble messenger of God by whom the seed of the Word was brought, as the fertilising pollen is brought by the insect to the flower, and from which the imposing congeries of benevolent institutions associated with the name of Dr. Barnardo have sprung? Dr. Barnardo, no doubt, remembered him well. But to the multitude he was as if he had never been. The very fact of his existence has perished from the memory of man. But the work, in the foundation of which he played so momentous a part, looms ever larger and larger before the eyes of all.
But who was he, this messenger of the Lord ? His name was Jim-James Jervis he said it was, but he was only known as Jim. He was born when all England rang with the fool frenzy of the Crimean war, but he did not emerge into the light of history until nearly ten years later, just after the roar of the cannon in the war with Denmark announced the opening of the great world-drama of the unification of Germany.
No one knows where he was born, nor exactly when; nor has any one been able to trace his family belongings. He never knew his father. His motlier
DR. T. J. BARNARDO TO-DAY. was a Roman Catholic who was always sick, and
(Photographed in the Studio of the Boys' Home.)
“ Why did you not ran away, then, and leave him?” I asked.
" So I wouli, sir, but Dick-that's his name, they called him 'Swearin' Dick '—one day arter he thrashed me awful, swore if ever I runned away, he'd catch me, an' take my life; an' he'd got a dog aboard as he made smell me, an' he telled
me, if I tried to leave the barge, the dog 'ud be arter me; an', sir, he were such a big, fierce un. Sometimes, when Dick were drunk, he'd put the dog on me, 'out of fun,' as he called it; an' look 'ere, sir, that's what he did wunst.” And the poor little fellow pulled aside some of his rags, and showed me the scarred marks, as of teeth, right down his leg. “Well, sir, I stopped a long while with Dick. I dunno how long it wor; I'd have
rupned a way ELEVEN YEARS OLD.
often, but I wor
afeared, till one day a man came aboard, and said as how Dick was gone’listed for a soldier when he wɔr drunk. So I says to him,
Mister,' says I, will yer 'old that dog a minit?' So lie goes down the 'atch way with him, an' I shuts down the 'atch tight on 'em both; and I cries, •'Ouray!' an' off I jumps ashore an' runs for my werry life, an' never stops till I gets up near the Meat Market; an' all that day I wor afeared old Dick's dog ’ud be arter me.”
“Oh, sir,” continued the boy, his eyes pow lit up with excitement, “it wor foine, not to get no thrashing, an' not to be afeared of nobody; I thought I wor going to be 'appy now, ’specially as most people took pity on me, an' gev' me a penny now an' then; an' one ole lady, as kep' a tripe and trotter stall, gev’ine a bit no. an' then, when I 'elped her at night to put her things on the barrer, an' gev'it a shove 'omc. The big chaps on the streets wouldn't let me go with 'em, so I took up by myself. But lor, sir, the perlice wor the wust; there wor no getting no rest from 'em. They always kept a-movin' me on. Sometimes, when I 'ad a good stroke of luck, I got a thrippeny doss, but it wor awful in the lodging-houses o' summer nights. What with the bitin' and the scratchin', I couldn't get no sleep; so in summer I mostly slep' out on the wharf or anywheres. Twice I wor up before the beak for sleepiu' out. When the bobbies catched me, sometimes, they'd let me off with a kick, or a good knock on the side of the 'ead. But one night an awful cross fellow caught me on a docrstep, an' locked me up. Then I got six days at the workus, an' arterwards runned away; an' ever since I've bin in an' out, an' up an' down, where I could ; but since the cold kem on this year it's been werry bad. I ain't 'ad po luck at all, an' it's been sleepin' out on an empty stom.ck most every night."
“ Have you ever been to school ?" I asked.
“ Yes, sir. At the workus they made me go to school, an' I've been into one on a Sunday in Whitechapel; there's a kind genelinan there as used to give us toke arterwards.”
" Now, Jim, have you ever heard of Jesus?”
A quick nod of assent was the response. The boy seemed quito pleased at knowing something of what I was talking about.
“Yes, sir,” he added; “I knows about Him."
“Oh, sir,” he said, and he looked sharply about the room, and with a timorous glance into the darker corners where the shadows fell, then sipking his voice into a whisper, added, “HE'S THE Pope o' Rose.”
11.—THE DOCTOR. So much for Jim. At the time when this interview took place Jim was ragged, dirty, pinched with hunger. He was one of the most disreputable little imps Providence ever employed to carry its message. But he did the work, and very effectively too, as will speedily appcar.
The other party to that interview was a young man who had but just attained his majority, whose name was entered in the student books of the London Hospital as Thomas John Barnardo. He was a serious young man, about as unlike the typical Bob Sawyer as it is possible to imagine. Aud yet perhaps not so unlike. For Bob suffered chiefly from an absurdly wasteful method of working off excess of vitality. There are French physicians who maintain that girls at certain periods in their development display a tendency which, if it is not diverted to mysticism or religion, will find satisfaction in vice; so there is some possibility that the two students, variously known as Sawyer and Barnardo, are both object-lessons as to the excess of energy, in one case operating to the waste of tissue by intemperate excessive indulgence, in the other to the waste of nervous energy by excessive sacrifice in using every moment for the helping of others. In both cases there is relief, but there is this difference : relief à la Sawyer is relief by suicide, relief à la Barnardo is relief by salvation.
Dr. Barnardo is a singular instance of the benefits which result from a judicious cross. His father was born in Germany, of Spanish descent. His mother was born in Ireland, of English blood. He himself is thus an curious hybrid of German Spanish, English, and Irish. He was born in Ireland, a Protestart of the Protestants. Ile is not an Orangeman, but William of Ballykilber himself is not more valiant in the faith of the Reformation than Dr. Bar. nardo. Ireland may or may not be a fragment of thelost Atlantis but it does un doubtedly possess an extraordinary faculty of intensifying
THIRTY-SIX YEARS OLD. buman sentiment and human passion. If Dr. Barnardo bad been born in England he would probably have been much more lukewarm in his hostility to Rome. He would also in all probability have been less passionate in his devotion to the children.
When quite a youth he came und 'r decp conviction of