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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.

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Joce 1. Publication of Mr. Gla Isto:e's Letter on

Anglican Orders.
Riut at El Azhar l'niversity, Alexandrin.
Burial of the vi.tims of the binsky Plain

Disa: ter.

DIR. W. H. CUMILINGS, New Principal of the Guildhall School of Yusi.. (Photograph by Elliott and Pry, Baker Street.)

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
to recommend certain Amendments to the

Coal Mines Regulation Bill.
A Meeting under tbe United Organisatios of

the Free Churches in Memorial Hall carrie!
Resolutions condemoing the 27th Clause of
the Education Bill. A Publi: Meeting in
tbe City Temple condemned tbe Educatio:1

Wasbington House of Representatives passel

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,
Durham and Scotland waite i upon the Home
Secretary in reference to the Truck and Mines

Tbe Prince of Wales's horse “Persimmon"

won the Derby.
The Anglican Church Conference for Wortberu

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.
7. Dervishes defeated at Ferket by an Egyptiau

A Bomb thrown into a Religious Pro ession at

Barcelona killed several people.
The Shah, in an Address from the Throne,
announcel that bread and meat woull bence-

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.
Empire openeil at Grocers' Hall.

The l'o: te isstel a Report of the Massa res at
Kurd's reported to bare killed 200 persons near

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.
11. Reform Prisoners release 1 by the Transvaal 22. Cabinet Council held at the Foreig om e.

Esecutive upon payment of £2,000 tine ea b. First Public Meeting of the Christian Coaferen e
The New Zealand and South Australian Parlia-

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

of 40.
Coni merce called upon Lord Salisbury and Many Armenians killed at Van.
Lord George Hamilton to ask the aid of the True Bill found against Dr. Jameson.
Government in making Tra le Routes to Lord Brassey opened the Victorian l'arliament.

Hard fightiug occurred near Salisbury.
The Orange Free Stite resolvel to invite Cape 24. Honorary Degrees con ferrel by Oxford upon
Colony, Natal and the Transvaal to a Customs

Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Morley and Mr. Rayari.
Union Conference.

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

Kruger, thanking bim for bis kiuduess to the
Reform Prisouers.

25. Li Hung Cbaug visited Prince Bismark.
15. Unionist Meeting at Fo:eign Office on the state Mr. Harrison released by the Venezuelan Co-
of Public Business.

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
Dr. Jameson and five Officers committel for Spea.e:

Several leading Portuguese

Newspapers suppressed for
publisbing statements regard-
ing the Anarchist Outrage at

Opening of the International

Press Congress at Budapesth.
Celebration of Lord Kelvin's

Jubilee as Professor of Natural
History in Glasgow Uni.

16. The New Army Bill read a third

time in the Reichstag.
The Queensland Parliamert

The Vali of Crete issnel a

proclamatiou convoking the
The Castle Live Steamer Drum.
mond Castle went down bear
Ushant, with all on board sa ve

17. Li Hung Chang denied the exist-

ence of a Secret Treaty between

Russia and China.
Proclamation issued by the Sul-

tan expressing his desire for

Peace and Order in Crete.
Earthquake and Tidal Wave
destroyed 27,000 lisesia

18. Lord Salisbury, in response to a

Deputation, said the Govern-
ment most earnestly desire
to use Arbitration in the
settlement of Iuternational

Morument to Emperor William

I. unveilel in the Thuringian

William Mckinley nominated
as Pepnblican Candilate for

the Presidency, and Mr.
Hobart for the Vice-Presi-

Fifty Years Professor at Glasgow University.
den"y, of the Unite ! States. . (Photograph by Ellictt and Fry, Baker Street.)

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Policy in the Soudan.blin, on the Relesze of

27. The Prince of Samos, a Christian Albanian, Discussion of 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.

to 5.
Votes passet for the Land Registry, County Second Reading of Locomotives on Higbways
Courts, l'olice Courts (London aud Sheerness),

June 2. -Somerset (Frome Division) :-

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.
Liberal majority

Reimond, ant others. Motion agree to.

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.
Seoud Reading of Bill transferring the Rigbt
Amendment with Irawn). Amendment pro-

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.
24. Debate on the Agricultural Land Rating Bill. M. Chas. J. Lefèvre, 69.

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.
Motion to omit Clause 5 negative: by 136 tu 32.

The Parliamentary Franchise Bill withirawn.
Motion to re luce the rate for Contra t work on

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.
Diseases of Animals Bill reported without Votes for Materials for ship-building, repairs, etr., M. de Rozière, arcbæologist, 76.

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 by 116 to 41. Admiral Fiell, and others. Vote agreed w.

Louvre, 55.


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 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."
“ Well, who is He? What do you know 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

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