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Mi'jscriplion, $2.00 per ear, in Advance.
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THE WISHING WELL.
A lonely innti, anil crossed by rmtittios!
Stood by tlio mystic well, '
Whose waters quailed to dearest w Ishos jrivo
l-'ulllllmciit, so men tell.
Ho stooped, mill to his lip tlio waters raised,
Ami wlslioil lor Holies vast;
llllt ore he drunk, u wave ot memory rolled
Up liom the Kolden past.
Again ho stooped, mid thought what bliss
't'o luolt the thousand Ills
That Ilesh Inherits; but the isii died out:
Ills bO'Oin lolt Loves thrills.
Onco liioio ho wavered, mid the thought of
To patriarchal mro
Scorned lair: but no: "hlfe without lovo Is
A Maiik, unlovely piw
" For thee, my absent lovo. I'll wish for thee:
Thy presence fur outweighs
U'hodo Wossnnts which 1 loudly deemed "o
Wealth, health and length of days."
TO UltOE THE WORLD
.iVhr.s yjjitxii'H vitx.ir sTosty.
Nino days after leaving Yokohama
Phileas Fogg had traversed exactly tho
half of the terrestrial globe.
In fact, the General Grant, on the 2!d
of November, pas-eri tho one hundred
and eightieth meridian, upon which in i
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uiu sumnmii iu;iiii3iiuiu ,uu iu in;
found tiie antipodes of London. It is
true that of the eights das at his ri's
posal h hud used lifty two, and there
only remained to him twenty-night to
be consumed. Hut wo must notice that
if the gentleman onlv ioiiinl himself
half way round bv the riillo once of
meridians, he had really
more than two-thirds of its entire
course. Indeed, what forced detours
from London to Aden, from Aden to
Bonibav. Irom Calcutta to Singapore,
irom Singapore to Yokohama! Hy lol
lowing iirouml tho lifticth parallel,
which is that of London, the distance
would have been but iibout twelve thou
sand miles, whilst Phileas Fogg was
compelled, by the euprieosof the means
of locomotion, to travel over twentv
aix thousand, ot which ho had alreadv
made about seventeen thousand live
hundred, at this date, the ';)(! of No
vember. Hut now the route was a
straight one. and Fix was no longer
there to accumulate obstacles.
It happened also that on this '-'"! of
November Passepartout made quite a
iovful discovery. It will be recollected
thu the obstinate follow had insisted
on Keeping J,ondou tune with ins la-
moils family watch, deeming incorrect
the time or the various countries that
he traversed. Now this day, although
ho had neither put his watch forward or
back, it agreed w.th tho ship's chro
nometers. The tr.uniph of Passepartout mav be
comprehended. He would havo liked
to know what Fix would havo said if ho
had been present.
"The roguo who told mo a heap of
stories about the mor.dians, tho sun
and the moon!" said Passepartout.
" Pshaw! if one listened to that sort of
people, we would havo a nice sort of
clooks and watches! I was very sure
that one day or another, the sun
would decide to regulate itself by my
Passepartout was ignorant of this:
that if the face of his watch had been
divided into twonty-lour hours liko tho
Italian clocks, ho would have had no
reason for triumph, for tho bauds of his
watch, when it was nine o'clock in tho
morning on the vessel, would have in
dicated nine o'clock in the evening, that
is. the twenty-Mrst hour after mid
night a riillcronco prco soly equal to
that which exists botween London and
the one hundred and eightieth merid
ian. Hut if Fix had boon capable of ex
iluininr this nurelv nlnsical elloct.
Passepartout, doubtless, " would havo
been incapable, if not of understand-
nig n, at least oi annulling n. milium
any event, if tho impoisible thing
should occur that the detective would
unexpectedly show hiniiolf aboard at
this m nnont, it is probable that Passe
partout would have spitefully talked with
liini on quite a dilVorent .subject, and in
quite a riillerent manner.
Now, where was Fix at this moment?
Ho was actually on board tho General
In fact, on arriving at Yokohama tho
detective, leaving Mr. Fogg, whom ho
thought ho would see again during thu
day, bad lnnnodi.uoly gone to tho Lu
glisli Consul's. There he finally found
the warrant of arrest, which, running
after him from Bombay, was already
forty days old, which had been sent to
him from Hong Kong on tho very
Carnatic on board of which ho was sup
posed to be. The detective's disap
pointment may bo imagined! Tho war
rant was useless' Mr. Fogg had loft
the English possessions! An order of
extradition was now necessary to arrost
"Lot it bo so!" said Fix to himself,
after the lirst moment of linger. "My
warrant is no longer good hero; it will
bo in England. 'J his rogue has the ap
pearance of returning to his native
country, believing t lint ho has thrown
tho pofico oil" their guard. Well, I will
follow him thoro. As for tho money,
Heaven grant tlioro may bo somo left!
But what with traveling, rewards,
trials, lines, elephants, 'expenses of
every kind, my man has already left
'imiWHIIMIi HWIMUI lllllimiMimiHUIll
,l,oro t,mn ,ivo thoHsuul pounds on his
route - . Attor nil, thu Hunk is rich!
His decision taken,
wont mi boiinl tliu General Grain, anil
was thoro when Mr. Fogg mid Mrs.
Aomin arrived. To his extreme sur-
iriac, ho recognized Pnssonartout under
fantastic eosttinie. lie eoncealed
himself immediately in his eabiu. to
avoid an explanation wliieli might dam
age everything-and, thanks to tlio
number of the passengers, lie counted
on not being seen by his enemy, when
this very day ho found himself luce to
face with him on the forward part of
Passepartout jumped at Fix's throat,
without any other explanation, and to
the great delight of certain Americans,
who" immediately bet for linn, he gave
the unfortunati' detective a superb vol
ley of blows, showing the great -upori-ority
of French over English boxing.
When Passepartout had linlshed, ho
found hiinseh 'calmer and comforted.
Fix rose in pretty bad condition, and,
looking at his adversary, hosairi to him,
" Is it Mulshed?''
'Yes, lor the moment."
"Then 1 want a word with you."
"Hut I "
"In your master's interest."
Passepartout, as if conquered by this
coolness, followed the detective, and
they both sat down in the forward part
of the steamer.
' You havo thrashed mo," said Fix.
"Good; 1 expoeled it. Now, listen to
mo. Until the present I havo been Mr.
Fogg's adversary, but now 1 am with
"At last!" cried Passepartout, "you
believe him to be an honest man?"
"No."' replied Fix, coldly. "I be
Hove him to bo a rogue. Sli! Don't
ut.ir. mill lot inn lull.- As lonir -is Ml'.
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had an interest in retaining him whilst
waiting lor a warrant of arrest. 1 did
eor thing 1 could for that. I sent
against him the priests of Hombav, I
marie on drunk at Hong Kong, I op
ar:!ori you Irom your inasto I made
hm miss tho Yokohama .steamer."
Passepartout listened with clenched
continued Fix, "Mr. Fogg
be returning to England?
Well. 1 will follow him there. Hut
henceforth it shall be my aim to clear
the obstacles Irom his path as zealously
and carofullv as before 1 took pnms to
a cumulate them. You see, my game
is changed, and it is changed becau.se
my inteiest desires it. 1 add that your
interest is similar o mine, lor you will
onlv know iu England whether you are
in the service ot a criminal or an lioiiMt
I assepartout listened to Fix very :;t
tenUveL, and he was convinced that
the latter spoke with entire good iailli.
" Are we tricndsr asked lux.
"Friends, no." replied Passepartout;
"allies, ' es; and under this condition
that, at tho least appearance of treason,
I will twi.st your neck."
"Agreed," said tho detective, quietly-
Eleven days after, on tho I'd of
December, the General Grant entered
the bay o' the Golden Gate, and arrived
at Sail Francisco.
Mr. Fogg had neither gained nor lost
a single day.
A SI.IOIIT OI.IMI'Si; OK KV I'lU.N-
ls II A r-DMTK'AI. MI.KTIMI.
It was .seven o'clock in the morning,
when Phileas Fogg, Mrs. Aouria and
Passepartout set toot on tlui American
Cont. nent, if this name can be given to
tho Moating wliart on which thoy landed.
Mr. Fogg, as soon as ho landed, as
certained the time at which the lirst
train left for New York. It was at six
o'clock in the evening. Ho had, then,
an entire day to spend in the California
Capital. Ho ordciori a carriage lor i
Mrs. Aouria and himself. Passepartout i
mounted the box, and tho vehicle, at
thrcu dollars for the trip, turned
towards tho International Hotel. i
Passepartout was quite surprised at
all he saw. He was jot in tho city of !
1HI1), in the city of bandits, incendiaries
and assassins, running after tho native '
gold, an imnu'iiso concourse ot all the
outlaws, who gambled with gold dust,
a revolver in one hand and :i Knitu in
tho other. Hut this "good titno'1 had
San Francisco presented
i largo commercial city. .
I the :imi et of
The high tower of the City Hall over
looked all those streets and avenues,
crossing each othor at right angles, be
tween which wore spread out vurdant
squares, then a Chinese quarter,
which seemed to have been imported
from the Colestial Empire iu a toy-box. .
No more sombreros, or red shirts attor I
the fashion of tho miners, or Indians !
with feathers, but silk hats and black ,
clothes worn by a largo number of gen- i
tloinau oi absorbing activity. Certain
streets, among others Montgomery i
i street, tho Kogent street of London.
the Boulevard des Italiens of Paris, tho
Broadway of Now York, tho State
street ot Chicago, wore lined with
.splendid stores, in whoso windows
were displayed the .products of the
When Passepartout arrived at tho In
ternational Hotel, it Kooinori to him that
ho had not left England.
The hotel restauiant was comforta
ble. Mr. Fogg, and Mrs. Aouria took
seats at a table and were abundantly
served in very sinali dishes by negroes
of darkest hue.
After breakfast, Phileas Fogg, aeeom-
pained by Mrs. Aomin, lolt tho hotel to
go to the ollieoof the English Consul to
I havo his passport nsul tlioro. On the
pavement ho found his servant, who
asked him if it would not bo prudent,
I before starting on tho Pacific Railroad,
to buv a few rio.on Enfield rillos or
Colt's revolvers. Passepartout had
heard so much talk of tho Sioux and
Pawnees stopping trains liko ordinary
mi UIM J!l Itl WHIII HII UJ
Spanish brigands. Mr. Fogg ropliod
that it was a useless precaution, but be
loft him free to act as ho thought best,
Then ho went to the olHoo of tho Con
sul. Phileas Fogg hud not gone two hun
dred steps when, "by tho merest acci
dent," ho met Fix, who manifested
very great surprise. Howl Mr. Fogg
and ho had taken together the venago
acro3d the Paeillc, and they had not met
on board tho vessel! At all events Fix
could only be honored by seeing again
the gentleman to whom he owed so
much; and his business calling him to
Europe, ho would bo delighted to con
tinue his journey is such agreeable com
pany. Mr. Fogg replied lhattho honor would
bo his, and lix-wlio made it a point
not to lose sight of him asked his per
mission to visit with him this curious
city of San Francisco, which was
Mrs. Anuria, Philoas Fogg and Fix
sauntered through the streets. They
soon lounri themselves iu Montgomery
street, where tho crown of people was
enormous. On the sidewalks, in the
middle of the street, on tho horse-car
rails, notwithstanding thu incessant
passage of tho coaches and omnibuses,
on thu steps of tho stores, in tho win
dows of ad the hou.sos, and oven up to
the roofs, thoro was an inuumerable
ciowd. Men with placards circulated
among tho groups. Hanners and
streamers Mooted in the wind. Thoro
wore shouts in every direction.
"Hurrah lor Caniorlleld'"
" Hurrah lor Maudiboy !"
It was a political meeting. At least
so Fix thought, and ho communicated
his ideas to Mr. Fogg, adding:
"We will perhaps do well, sir,
not to mingle in this crowd. Only hard
blows will be got here."
" In lact." replied Phileas Fogg,
"blows, if they are political, are not
I' ix couid not help .smiling at Ibis re
mark, and iu order to sue without be
ing caught in tiie crowd, .Mrs. Anuria,
Phileas Fogg and he secured a place
upon the upper lauding of a Might of
slops reaching to the lop of a terrace,
situated iu the upper end of Montgom
ery street, lloforo them, on the other
side of the street, between tho wharf of
a coal merchant and the win chouse ot a
petroleum dealer, there was a largo
platform iu the open air, towards which
tho various currents of tho crowd
seemed to be lending.
And now. why this meeting? What
was the occasion of its being held?
Phileas Fogg did not know at all. Was
it tor the nomination of home high mili
tary or civil ollicial, a State Governor,
or a member of Congress? It might be
supposed so, seeing the great excite
ment agitating the city.
At this moment there was quite a
movement in the crowd. Evorv hand
was thrown in the air. Some, tighlli
closed, seemed to rise and fall rapidly
in tho midst of the cries an energetic
manner, no doubt, of casting a voto.
Tho crowd tell back. Tho banners
wavered, disappeared for an instant,
and reappeared iu tatters. The surg
ing ot tho crowd extended to the steps,
whilst every head moved up and down
on tho surlaco liko a sea suridonlv agi-
tatod by a squall. The number of
black hats diminished perceptibly, and
the most of them seemed to have lost
their normal height.
"it is ovidenth a meeting," said Fix;
"and the question which has excited it
mu.st, lie a stirring one, I would not bo
iustouishcri if thoy wore still discussing
the Alabama all'air, although it has
'Perhaps," simply replied Mr. Fogg.
"In any event," replied l'i,
"Two champions aro in each other's
presence, tho Hon. Mr. Cainorlield and
the Hon. Mr. Maudiboy."
Mrs. Aouria, leaning on Phileas
Fogg's arm, looked With surprise at
this noisy scene, and Fix was going to
ask one of his neighbors the reason ot
this popular ellervcsconco, when a
more violent movement broke out.
'Tho hurrahs, iutcispcrsed With insults,
redoubled. The stall's of the banners
wore transformed into ollensiro arms.
In-stcadol hands, there were lists every
where. From the top of carriages and
omnibuses blocked in thoir course, for
midable blows were exchanged. Every
thing was made use of as projectiles.
Boots and shoes described extended
curves in the air, am
it seemed oven
:is it some revolvers mingled their na
tional sounds with the loud cries of the
The crowd approached the Might of
stairs, and swept over on to the lower
stops. One ol the parties had evident
ly been repulsed without disinterested
spectators knowing whether the advan
tage was with Maudiboy or Cainorlield.
" I believe that it is prudent for us to
retire," said Fix, who did not want his
"man to get hurl or mixed up in a
bad business. " If this is an Fhiglish
question, and wo aro recogni.cd, wo
will bo tioatori roughly in this mixed
"An English citizen " replied Phileas
But the gentleman could not iinlsh
his sentence Behind him, on the ter
race above the stairs, there were fright
ful yolls. Thoy cried, " Hip! hip!
rah for Alanriiboy! It was a party ot
voters coming to tho rescue, llanking
the Camerlield party.
Mr. Fogg, Air-.. Aouria and Fix fmiirll
themselves between two fires. It was '
too late to oscape. This torrent of
men, armed with loaded canes and bind- (
geons, was irresistible. Phileas Fogg j
and Fix, iu protecting the young i
woman, wero ven roughly treated.
Mr. Fogg, not lo-s phlegmatic than ;
usual, tried to defend himself with the
natural weapons placed at tho end of i
; tho arms of every Englishman, but in
vain. A largo, rough leuow, with a rod
beard, flushed face, and broad shoul -
riors. who vieiueri lo be I he chief of Hid
band, raised his lormldablo list to strike
Mr. Fogg, and ho would have damaged
that geutlemau very much, if Fix.
himself in the way, bad not
the blow in his 'place. An
enormous bump rose at once under the
detective's silk hat, transformed into a
"Yankeel" said Mr. Fogg, casting at
his adversary a look of deep scorn.
"Englishman!" ropliod the othor,
" Wo will see each other again."
" When you
" l our name
"Phileas Fogg. And yours?"
"Colonel Stamp Proctor."
Then the crowd passed on. throwing
Fix down, lie rose with his clothes
torn, bi.t without serious hurt. His
traveling overco.it was torn in two nil
equal parts, and his pantaloons resem
bled those of certain Indians, who, as a
fashion, put thorn on only after lirst
inking out the seat. Hut to sum tip,
Mrs Aoutln had been spared, and Fix
been harmed by tho lirst
"Thanks," said Mr.
tective, as soon as thov
to the (lo
"No thanks necessary," ropliod Fix,
"but come wiih mo."
"To the tailor's."
In fact, this visit was opportune.
Tho garments of Phileas Fogg and Fix
wore iu tailors, as if these two gentle
lAeu had fought lor Hon. Messrs. Cam
An hour altorwards t!ioy hud respect
able clothes and huts, llieu they re
turned to the International Hotel.
Passepartout was wailing there for
his inast!r, armed with a half-dozen
sharp-shooting, six-barreled, Drcocli
loading revolvers. When he perceived
Fix iu company with Mr. Fogg, his
brow darkened. Mrs. Aouila. however,
having told in a low words what hail
happened, Passepartout became calm
again. Fix was uviriontly no longer an
enemy, but an ally. He was keeping
Dinner over, a coach drove up to
lake the passenger and their baggage
to the station. As they wore getting
into the coach Mr. Fogg said to Fix:
" Did you sue Colonel Proctor again?"
"No," replied Fix.
" I shall return to America to Mud
him again," said Mr. Fogg, coldly.
" It would not bo proper tor an English
citizen to allow himself to be treated iu
'I he detective smiled and did not an
swer him. Hut it is seen that Mr. Fogg
wasj one oi those Englishmen who,
while thoy do not tolerate dueling at
home, will light abroad, when it is nec
essary to maintain their honor.
At a quarter before six the travelers
reached the station and lounri tho train
ready to start.
At the moment that Mr. Fogg was
going to get into tho cars, ho called iv
porter, and asked him:
" Was there not somo disturbance in
San Francisco to-day?"
It was a political nieetin
ropliod tho porter.
" But 1 thought I noticed a certain
excitement in the streets."
" It was simply .i meeting organized
for an election."
"The election of a Gonorul-in-Chief,
doubtless?" asked Air. rogg.
"No, sir, of a. Justice of the Peace."
Upon this icply, Phileas Foggjunipcd
aboard the car, ami the train started at
IN WHICH OI'll I'WITV TAKK THIS KXlMIHSS
TltAI.N ON TIIK PACIFIC HMI.IIOAI).
" From Ocean to Ocean" -so say the
Americans, anil these four words ought
to be the general name of the "grand
trunk," which traverses the Lulled
States iu their greatest bread! h. But,
in reality, the Paeillc Kailroari is di
vided into two distinct parts; the Cen
tral Pacific from San Francisco to Og
rieu. and the Union Paeillc from Ogden
to Omaha. At that point live distinct
lines moot, which place Omaha in fre
quent oomniunieut on with New York.
New York and San rruncisco arc,
therefore, now united by an uninter
rupted metal ribbon, measuring not
less than three thousand seven hundred
and eighty-six miles. Between Omaha
and the Pacific, the road traverses a
.!ii t ....i i... .i... i...i:....u
I u"ll, r,u". nuqumiiun "j, mo nmi-
ami wiiu auiinais a vast u.muiil oi iur
ritory which the Mormons commenced
to colonize about IK !,", after thoy were
driven out of Illinois.
Formerly, under the most favorable
circumstances, it look six months to go
Ironi Now York lo San Francisco. Now
it is done in seven days.
Tho Pacific Hailroal throws oil' sov-
oral branches on its route in tho States
of Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Oregon.
Leaving Omaha, it takes tho left bank
ot Pintle Hivor as far as tho mouth of
the North Fork, follows the South Fork,
crosses the Laramie Territory, and tho
Wahsatch Alountains. turns Silt Lake,
arrives at Salt Lake City, the Capital of
, the Mormons, buries itself iu the Tuilla
Valley, crosses Iho American Desert,
! tho Cedar and Humboldt Alountains,
! Humboldt Hiver, tho Sierra Nevada,
! and roricseenris via Siioraniento to the
I Paeillc, its grade, even in crossing the
I Kooky Mountains, not exceeding one
hundred and twelve foot to the mile.
Such was this long artery which the
i trains would pass over in seven days.
and which would permit the Honorable
Phileas Fogg at least ho hoped so to
j take the Liverpool steamer, on the 11th,
at Now iork.
pro Hi; ( ONTI.NIM'!).
When a mother says hor son is a
chip of tho old blockhead, it is a ques
tion ol groat moment whether sho
i means what alio says or says what she
i i'w u jiinipn''miiiimiUMiiiij jfWMyiwiinojiiunwuvxa
UKIjKUOUH and educational.
--All prizes, honors and degrees
which the Hoy al University of Ireland
can confer have now boon opened to
women us well as to men.
Dr. Talniugo's salary has boon in
creased from 7,d0l) to S Pi. 000. Ho
has lately preached his twelfth anniver
sary sermon as pastor of the Brooklyn
- Thu Congregational Church of
Stratford, Conn., which is not loss than
two hundred and thirty years old, has
also celebrated its antiquity by tho pub
lication of a manual containing histori
cal sketches of Its sixteen former pas
tors. It has furnished twenty-two men
to the ininistr, among them the Hov.
II. S. Harnuni, missionary in Turkey.
.Mr. Matthew Arnold says that in
the matter of iniddle-class educat.on
Ireland and England are about on a
pur, and that the middle class in En
gland and Ireland is tho worst-schooled
middle class In Western Europe. The
secondary schools of Ireland are
"grimy and disgusting," badly man
aged and insulllelently provided. Nor
is there any general organization of ex
isting educational resources scattered
over the country, as is the case in Scot
land. Everywhere. Air. Arnold says.
Hie boys aro "addled and answer "by
Aliss Alyra Kingsbury has been or
dained for the ministry in the Univer
salis! Church at Slioshoquln, N. Y. A
correspondent of the Klnfirn Advertiser
says: "So quiet, retired and studious
has been hur maidenly life that her call
ing to a public work was as niuuli of a
surprise to her nearest friends as to
those who know her only by reputation.
Barely gifted, both intellectually and
spiritually, she has stepped from her
modest home into the fullness of the
light. For a year past, shn has had
charge of a "litirch in Vermont, and
given groat comfort and satisfaction to
her Mock. She soon returns to hor par
ish." --The French system of education is
peculiar, the whole boing comprised
under the title of the Unlorsity oi
Franco, and the Minister of Public In
struction being designated as the Grand
Master of the University. Tho Uni
versity of Franco falls into the three
categories or grades of primary, sec
ondary, and superior education. Each
grade has its stall' of 'eachors, who can
and frequently do obtain promotion
from one division into tho other. Geo
graphically, the University is divided
into sixteen academies, each compris
ing from four to live departments. At
tlio head of each academic district is a
Hector, appointed by the Government,
who has the control and complete su
pervision of the University faculties,
iycees, colleges and primary schools.
His connection with the last is, howev
er, almost entirely formal, and the real
authority over them resides with the
Prefect of the Department. Each rec
tor is assisted by an educational
board, appointed by the iAlnistor. Pri
mary education has been based almost
entirely on Guizot's law of lS.'III, but
several reform bills are now under dis
cussion in thu French Chambers. T'hesd
bills tend to make education compulso
ry, gratuitous and unsoutariaii.
About two years ago, a young man
of twenty-two a journeyman carpenter
in Philadelphia had laid up a few
hundred dollars in the savings-bank.
With this money ho intended to open a
shop of his own. ami, if suucosslul in his
business, to marry, dust at this time a
sudden stroke of so-called "luck"
came to him. Opening tho newspaper
ono morning, ho saw his own iiaino iu
capitals John Carson, solo heir to a
title, and an estate of $10,000,01)0.
Tlio lad grew dizzy and blind. There
could bo no mistake. His mother's and
grandfather's names wero accurately
given in the newspaper paragraph. The
oslato was iu England. ln nines had
lieon niario for the heir. Tlio agent of
tho London lawyers was in the city,
and had told the story far and wide.
.John Carson dressed liimself in his
Sunday clothes and went to find tlio
agout. No more shop for him that day
or any day. The agent was at the
hotel and welcomed tho lad subserv
iently. Undoubtedly tho estate was
the oung man's, ho said. There wero
sonic legal formulas before ho could be
put in possession, which would require
a little money, etc., etc. In the mean
time, Air. or Sir John Carson must
conio to the hotel and live as befitted
his rank. New friends swarmed around
him. There was no measure to tho
flattery and adulation the supposed
heir received. He withdrew Ins sav
ings from tho bank and spent thuin
freely. What did a paltry hundred or
two matter to the heir of millions'1 The
agent, iu reality, had simply got scent
of some long-contested suit in chancery
in the Carson family, to which John
had not the ghost of a chance. For
about a oar ho received tho poor boy's
money, and prolitori by the credit
which his reputed fortune gained. Then
ho vanished, and with him estate ami
title, leaving the once industrious me
chanic a drunken idler, with a moun
tain of debt on his shoulders. A
drunken idler ho remained until lie
ended his days in a .street-brawl.
This sort of deception is common in
this country. Scarcely a month passes
that does hot bring an account ot .some
American family which lias fallun heir
to largo English estates, involving
thousands, sometimes millions, of dol
lars. 'The amount always runs up to
largo proportions. Many American
families have boon turned out of their
course of honest industry by those fan
tastic hopes which have ended in mis
erable disappointment. The only per
son bonulited has boon the agent,
whose oxpensos have boon paid to
"look to tho interests" of his creri
ulous dupoi.Ji'oKM'.s Companion.