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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
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 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
: The Loss been a British colony. We conquered it once and
St. Louis and at Moscow have been more held it, sacrificing 5,000 men in the conquest, but " Drummond than equalled by the 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 The Deceased
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 excited 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 The question of the Reunion of ChristThe Pope
and the mainland. There were 253 persons on endom continues to be discussed in more board the ship; of these all but three were drowned. Reunion.
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 Conference perish,
EVENTS 07 THE MONTH.
Caisse f the Public Debt for tbe advan e Gereral Carril gto commandei ail rebol
made from the Reserve Fund for the Nile prizouers to be treated with clemeny. Joce 1. Publication of Mr. Gla Istoc.e's Letter on
19. The South Afiican Republis urged the British Anglican Orders.
The Marquis de Morès muriereil near El Quatia. Government to bring to trial Cecil Rhodes, Mr. Riut at El Azhar l'niversity, Alexandria.
9. The Congress of Chambers of Commerce of the Deit a:d Dr. Harris. Burial of tbe vi tim of tbe kbijinsky Plain
Empire opepel at Grocers' Hall.
Th: l'o: te issuel a Report of the Massa res at Disa: ter.
Kurus reported to have killed 200 persons near Van, attributing them to the Armenians.
Matabele Rising in reasing.
20. A Statue of the Qircea unveiled in the Qua l10. A Statue of the leto Lord Granville by Mr. rangle of the Royal Exchange.
Hamo. I bornycrust, unveiled in tbe Ceutral Madagascar de lared a French Colony.
Cabinet Council met to consi'er Furation Till.
Bow Street for investigatiou of cbarges against 21. Cretans refused to submit to the l'ioclama in them.
of the Porte. 11. Reform Prisoners release l by the Transvaal 22. Cabinet Council held at the Foreign Om e.
Esecutive upon payment of £2,000 tine ea b. First Public Meeting of the Christian Co:feren e The New Zealand and South Australian Parlia of Churchmen and Nouconformisis at si: ments opeved.
Degree of LL.D. from Toronto University. 23. Elections in Canada showed a Liberal Majority 12. A Deputation from th: Associuted Chambers of of 40.
Conimerce called upon Loril Salisbury and Many Armenians killed at Var.
Hard fighting occurred near Salisbury.
Colony, Natal and the Transvaal to a Customs Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Morley and Mr. Rayari.
Mass Meeting held at St. James's Hall in General Bratieri acquitted by the Court Marti 1 farour of the Release of the Irish Political at Asmara.
in support of Dr.
Barnardo's Homes for Waifs held in Albert 14. A Monster Deputation waited upon President
25. Li Hung Cbang visited Prince Bismarck. 15. Unionist Meeting at Fo:eign Office oa the state
Jr. Harrison released by the Venezuelan (ioBR. W. H. CUMMINGS, of Public Business.
vernment. New Principal of the Guildhall School of Vusi.:.
Li_Hung Chang received by the German 26. Resignation of Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Beit ac epto
by the Chartered Company. (Photograph by Elliott and Pry, Baker Street.) The International Congress of Publishers opezed The Prince of Wales installed as Chancellor of
the Uuiversity of Wales, when be conferre.. Mr. Harrison, a British Offi, ial, arrested by Honorary Degrees upon the i'rincess of Wales, The last of thirty-fire Battalions of Turkish Venezuelans.
Mr. Gladstone, Lord Jersbell, and Lord 'Troops sent to Crete.
Dr. Jameson and five Officers committel for Spe: e: 2. Deputation from the Mining Association of Trial. Great Britain waited on the Home Seretary
Several leading Poitnguese to recommend certain Amendments to tbe Newspapers suppressed for Coal Mines Regulation Bill.
publishing statements regardA Meeting under the United Organisatios of ing the Anarchist Outrage at the Free Churches in Memorial Hall carriel
Barcelona. Resolutions condemoing the 27th Clause of Opening of the International the Education Bill. A Public Meeting in
Press Congress at Budapesth. the City Temple condemned the Educatio:1 Celebration of Lord Kelvin's Bill.
Jubilee as Professor of Natural Wasbington House of Representatives pase! History in
Glasgow Unithe River and Harbour Bill over the Presi
versity. dent's Veto by fifty-six to five rotes.
16. The New Army Bill read a third Sir Frederick Carrington arrived at Bulawayo
time in the Reichstag. 3. Deputations from the Mivers' National Federa
mond Castle went down near The Anglican Church Conference fur Xortberu Ushant, with all on board save and Central Europe opened at Vienna.
tbree. The Chineze Authorities granted permission for 17. Li Hung Chang denied the existFrench Engineers to coustruct a Railway join
ence of a Secret Treaty between ing Lung Chan with the French Railway in Russia and China. Tonkiug.
Proclamation issued by the ful4. Mr. W. N. Cummings elected Principal of the tan expressing his desire for
Guildhall School of Music as suuressor of the Peace and Order in Crete. late Sir Joseph Barnby.
Earthquake and Tidal Wave 5. The Volksraad of the Orange Free Stat passe ! destroyed 27,000 lises ja
a Resolution in favour of the Government Japan.
taking over the Railways in the State. 18. Loni Salisbury, in response to a 6. Matabele lost heavily cear Bulawayo.
Deputation, said the GovernSe ious fighting in Crete.
ment most earnestly desire 7. Dervishes defeated at Ferket by an Egyptiau
to use Arbitration in the Force.
settlement of Iuternational A Bomb thrown into a Religious l'ro e-sion at Disputes. Barcelona kille 1 sereral people.
Monument to Emperor William 8. The Shah, in an Address from the Throne, I. unreilel in the Thuringian announcel that bread and meat woull bence
Forest. forth be free from taxation.
William Mckinley nomipated The Hungarian Parliament assemblel for the as Republican Candidate for
103D KELVIN, first time in its rew home.
the Presidency, and Mr. The Misel Tribunal at Cairo delivered jalgment Hobart fortbe Vice-Presi
Fifty Years Professor at Glasgow University. ágainst the Egyp'iau Government ant the den y, of the Unite! States.
(Plotograph by Ellictt and Piy, Baker Street.)
27. The Prince of Samos. a Christian Albanian, Discussion of Benefi ex Bill by Mr. Foster, Mr. 29. Discussion on the Agricultural Land Rating appointed Governor-Geuoral of Crete. lesky and others. Amendment to omit
Bill resumed by Mr. Dillon, coutinue i by är 28. 01.e hundred Miners killed in a l'eunsylvania C'lause I negativel by 202 to 22.
W. Harcourt, Mr. Pickersgill, Mr. Llord. Mine.
The Liverpool Court of l'assage Bill and the George and others. Clauses and 5 agreei to £9. Pope Leo XIII.'s Encyclical on Christian Unity Merchandise Marks Act (1887) Amendmeut Secou! Reading of the West Highland Railway publishei.
Guarantee Bill. United States Ambassador laid the Memorial 4. Corsideration of the Light Railways Bill Debate on the Second Reading of the ConciliaStone of a Church at Gainsborough. resumed at Clause 5.
tiva (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.
to 5. Votes passe 1 for the Land Registry, County Second Reading of Locomotives on Highways BY-ELECTIONS.
Courts, Police Courts (London and Sheerness), Bill. June 2.-Somerset (Frome Division) :
and Police (England and Wales).
Third Reading of the Public Office (Site) Bill. Mr. J. E. Barlow (L)
8. Mr. Gerald Balfour more the Second Rearling House adjourned at 11.35, June 30. Lord A. Thyone (C)
of the Land Law (Ireland) Bill.
Discussion by Mr. Morley, Mr. Healy, Mr.
June 1. The Emperor Francis Joseph, at BudaMr. T. C. H. Hedderwick (1.). 1,034
9. Civil Service Estimates in Committee of Supply. pesthi, on the Triple Alliance. Mr. W. C. Smith (U)
Discussion on the Vote for the Royal Irish 2. Lord Dufferio, at Paris : Farewell Speech.
Constabulary by Mr. McNeill, Mr. Redmoud, 3. Mr. John Morley, at Leeds, on the Government
Policy in the Soudan,
Mr. John Dillon, at Dublin, on the Release of to 70, and Vote agree i to.
the Irish Political Prisoners. 10. Third Readi:g of Liverpool Court of Paseage
5. Vice-Admiral Colomb, Unitel Service InstituiPARLIAMENTARY. Bill.
tion, on the “Army and Navy in Defen.e of Discussion of Amendments to Be'efi es Bill.
the Empire." HOUSE OF LORDS.
11. Motion to postpore Clause l of the Education 5. Mr. Cecil Rh des, at Bulawayo, 03“ The Future June 8. Third Reading of the Stanvaries Bill anıl Bill negatived by 202 to 121.
of Rhodesia." the Dispensary Committees (Ireland) Bill.
Amendment provili'g that the District Council 8. The King, at Budapesth, on Huugary. 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: Autbority, after ma:b discussion of Commerce, on a British Zollverein. Report of Amendmeats to the Reserve Forces negativel by 29 i to 125 ; that every Muuicipal 10. Mr Asquith, at Reading, ou the Policy of the Bill agreel to. Borough should appoiut an Elu, ativu Com
Gover mevt. 12. Lord Salsbury made a statement on the Policy mittee for the purposes of this Act movel by 12. Mr. James Bryce, at Holborn Restaurant, on of the Soudan Expe lition. Sir d. Rollit. Motion to amen Amendme.it
Problems of South Africa. Third Reading of the Wild Birls' Protection carried by 287 to 117. Sir A. 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.
Goverameni. Petitions Bill, tbe Larvey Bil, aud the 12. Debate on th: Lad Law (Ireland) Bill.
15. Dr. Coa! Duyle, at Hulboro Restaurant, on Reserve Forces Bill. 15. Debate on Elucation Bill resum31. Amenil
Literary Women. 15. Post Office Consolidation Bill passel through nient placing Urban Districts of 20,000 on the 17. Mr. John Morley, at Manchester, on the MisCommittee. same footing as Municipal Borvugtis vega
takes of the Government. Tbe Government questionel as to the Promise 1 tivel by 265 to 143.
19. Mr. Chamberlain, at West miaster Palace Hotel, Inquiry into Recent Events iu Suuth Africa. 16. Discussion of Sir John Lubbock's Amendment on the Poli-y of the Unionist Government. 26. Thirt Reading of Locomotives ou Highways to Clause 1 of the Education Bill resume 1 by 22. dir. 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 amung Christians. Floods.
rie 1 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 13%.
in Uxbridge Road, ou Public Libraries. pissed through Committee.
Amendment provi liug that every County 6. Hr. Asquith, at Criterion Restaurant, on the 22. Second Reading of the Marriage with a
Coun 'il shouli de ide whether it would or
Reasons for With Irawal of the Eduation Bill. Decease 1 Wife's Sister Bill carried by 142 to would not appoint a Committee for Elua- 27. Mr. Courtney, at Greenwich, on the Zullvereid. 113 votes,
tional Purposes uegativel by 250 to 139.
Mr. John Morley, at Forfar, ou the House of
Clause 1 of the Eucation Bill resume 1.
shoul i be the Education Authorities, nega- Juue 3. Sir Geo. Jobnson, M.D., F.R.S., 77. of Elinburgh, and the Buyne Navigation tivel by 293 to 118.
Dr. Gerhard Roblse, African traveller, 64. Transfer Bill. Third Reading of the Cab3 (London) Bill.
4. Signor Ernesto Russi, actor, 69. Third Rea ling of the Bishopric of Bristol Bill. Working Men's Dwellings Biil withdrawu. 5. Euniund R. Whartoa, M.A., Oxford, 52. Debate on the Agri,ultural Land Rating Bill. 19. Went into Committee of Supply and procee le 1
7. Colonel C. Campbell, 58. Ameudment re lucing the time of Operation of
to discuss the Army Estimates. - Motion to
8. M. Jules Simon, philo-opber and politi ian, 81. Bill vegativet by 258 to 140. Several other Amendments moved but defeate 1.
re luce the Salary of the Secretary of State
9. Fleet-Surgeon W.6. J. Ayre, 69. negativel by 203 to 93. Vote agree i to.
Major-General J. S. Trevor, 66. 23. Second Rea ti g of the Cabs (Lcod011) Bill, and the Fisheries Acts (Norfolk aui Suffolk)
For Army Melical Establishments passe 1.
10. Donal1 A. MacDonald, 79. Vutes for pay and allowance of the Militia. for
Sir Thomas G. Logan, Amendment B.II.
Profts or Juha H. Mild e:o 1, 49. Third Reading of the Housing of the Workiog
the Yeomanry Cavalry, for the Volunteer Classes (Ireland) Bill.
service, for transport and remounts and for
11. Sir G. W. Dasent, 79. 26. The Floodö l'revention and the Elivburgh 22. went into Committee on the E luation Bill.
provisious and other supplies, agreed to).
W. II. long
12. Louis Thomas, vocalist, 69. University Bills passed through Comm ttee.
13. Rev. Carou R. N. Russell, 87. 29. Se ond Reading of the Working Meu's Dwell
Elu ati . Bill withdrawn by the Goveroment.
14. Conde do Casal Ribeiro, Portuguese statesman. ing: Bill and the Diseases of Animals Bill.
Third Reading of the Diseases of Animals Bill.
17. Lord Lilfor!, 63. Varriage with a De ease] Wife's sister Bill
Second Reading of Labourers (Ireland) Bill.
18. Right Rev. W. J. Burn. Bishop of Qu'Äppelle. passed through Committee.
23. Debate oa the Agricultural Land Rating Bill. Dr. William Cholmeley, 73. 30. lhe Cabs (London) Bill and the Fisheries Acts
Amendment renucing 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 Auga:t is Harris, 44. thrugh ('ommitiee.
tived by 252 to 117; to prevent the rise of 23. Sir Joseph l'restwich, geologist, 84. l'ublic Health (Sewers and Draias) Bill with Rates negativel by 216 to 102. Other The Ven. Arch leacon Bardal y, 71, drawn.
Amendments discus: 1 ani negatived. 25. The Duc de Nemours, 81.
24. Debate on the Agricultural Land Rating Bill. M. Chas. J. Lefèvre, 69. June 1. Motiou to amead Clause 1 of the Light 25. Debate on the Agricultural land Rating Bill.
Clause I agree 1 to by 243 tj 109.
26. Dr. Cbas. H. Ralfe.
27. Majr John Pe ryman, V.C., 70. Railways Bill negativel.
29. Lord Fitz-Hardinge, 70. Motion to omit Clause 4 rejected by 107 to 23. 26. Nary Estimates discussed in Committee of
Henry Danckley, j urualist, 72.
Vote agreei to.
Dr. Chas. P. Blake, 77.
aud for personnel, ship-builling, etc., and for Dervish l'asha, Senior Marshal of Turkey, 80. Resolutiou Relating to a Guarantee for the West the Admiralty Office, agreed to.
Hubert Kullerath, composer, 78. Highland Railway agree i to by 163 10 43.
Debate on the rate fir Educational Service by Hamiltou Macallum, R.I., 55. 3. Joriou to Amend the Benefices Bill as tu Right Sir V. Kay--buttleworth, Mr. Goscher, M. Louis Courajo't, l'usator of Sculpture at the of Presentatio: reje tel by 116 19 4'. Adriral 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 run away, then, and leave him?” I asked.
“So I wouli, sir, but Dick-that's his nime, they called him “Swearin' Dick'—one day arter he thrashed me awful, swore if erer I runned away, he'd catch me, an' take my life; an' ho'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 gonelisted for a soldier when he wor drunk. So I says to him, * Mister,' says I, will yer 'old that dog a minit?' So he goes down the ’atch way with him, an' I shuts down the ’atch tight on 'em both; and I cries, ''Ovray !' 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 now 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’ me a bit now 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, thcre 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 sleepin' 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 no luck at all, an' it's been sleepin' out on an empty stomick 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 quite 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 sinking his voice into a whisper, added, “HE'S THE POPE o' Rose."
II.—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 appear.
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 a curious hybrid of German Spanish, English, and Irish. He was born in Ireland, a Protestant of the Pr He is not an Orangeman, but William of Ballykilbeg himself is nos more valiant in the faith of the Retorin a tion than Dr. Bar. nardo, Ireland may or may not be a fragment of the lost Atlantis but it does un doubtedly possess an extraordinary faculty of intensifying
THIRTY-SIX YEARS OLD. human 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 wonld also in all probability have been less passionate in his devotion to the children.
When quite a youth he came und r deep conviction of