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Bloomfield New Bloomfield Pa Times (Newspaper) - February 22, 1881, Bloomfield, PennsylvaniaVol. Bloomfield pa., tuesday february 33, 1881. No. 8.the times. Am Independent family newspaper ii put staid a they tuesday by. Mortimer amp .00. Takh Mhz invariably in Advance. Fl.3 per tear pot i Alik tree. No a a a. Ron a Rothii. To Subir Robers Rel Dan. In i a Omar a he re we he be no to air or to pm a. S Dis Mast of 2a won from tho a bore Tormo will to Modo if poem int let urn Dis Odro Noo. �?�9 advertising Romeo furnished upon applies physician s Story. I mad been six your n surgeon in the novy and tur the loot two of these six yearn i Hail been emitting on that dreadful Wold coast. Perhaps 1 waa not the Best tempered Man in the service hut i thought i was badly treated. The admiralty and i Imd a slight disagreement and the end was that 1 the new up my commission in my health was much broken and while i was recruiting my strength it a Little Devon Village i did the one thing which i have never regretted fell in love with a Good girl and married her. 1 had a certain amount of Money which i invested in a country practice and for some time All Well with us. But we were not to escape Walhout our share of trouble. My health a Biel had suffered More seriously Thau i imagined during my period of service broke Down my practice went to the dogs we got deeply into debt and to make a Long Story Short three years after my marriage one miserable sunday in november found my wife and myself with our two Little children occupying a single poor room in Grenville Street off Guildford Street. We had then been in London about six months and i had been unable chiefly of account of my precarious health to get any thing to do. About a month however before the Day i speak of my Only Friend la London had held out a Hope of obtaining for me the Post of private phys Ciau to a wealthy rela Tulve. But my Friend had been compelled suddenly to go abroad and though he was daily expected Back yet three weeks a had now passed and 1 had gone to his House in Kensington Day after Day without getting any tidings of him. Meanwhile our Little Stock of Money was quite exhausted and on this sunday evening with a Mouths rent due next Day my wife and i sat before a miserable apology for a fire with absolute want staring us to the face. We had not quite a shilling left and when i looked at my sleeping children and thought of the future 1 fairly broke Down in utter despair. It was then i found what a treasure i had in the Noble woman by my Side. Affecting a cheerfulness which she could not feel she imparted to me a portion of her own courage and at length induced me anxious to please her and glad to do anything rather than sit powerless to go once More to my Friend s House. It was 10 of clock on a cold drizzling night when 1 set out on my walk. I somehow Felt a kind of fictitious hopefulness and walked briskly resolutely shutting out the thought of failure. I stood some time at Ray friends door before 1 dared to ring the Bell that would change my Hopes or my fears into certainty and when at last the servant who answered my ring told me that her matter had not yet returned i fairly staggered into a chair in the Hall overcome with disappointment. The woman seeing my condition brought me a Little Brandy which revived me somewhat but it was some time before i fait Able to move and it struck Midnight As i left the door for my Long Sod cheerless walk. The rain fall in a steady drizzle but though i was lightly Clad i never heeded it my thoughts were fixed of my poor wylfa sitting alone Aud watching for me 1 and of the wretched news 1 was bring tug her. I walked on heedless of the hitter old and Kounstant rain of Aeling the numbness of misery la my heart. How it happened 1 do not know but somehow i lost my Way and after wandering aimlessly for some time i found that i was in a Street i did not know the Gray a inn Load As i afterwards Learned. 1 could see no one to direct me and was walking no rather anxiously when i stumbled Over the form of a Man who was lying half in and half out of the covered Entrance of a wretched court. For a few Yards i walked too absorbed la my own troubles to think of aught else but then thank god i thought of the unfortunate Man lying in the rain and As a doctor Felt Jie Liap More strongly than i otherwise should that it was my duty to go Back Aud assist him if possible. There was a Gas lamp in he Entrance to the court and by it 1 was enabled to see that the prostrate figure was that of a singularly tall Aud k>werfull3�?T-Bullt Man and no a closer inspection i was surprised to find that he dress was that of a gentleman. At once i thought that he had been robbed Aud murdered hut taking his hand to feel ills pulse i saw that he Liada remarkably handsome ring on his Finger and the beating of his pulse though faint showed uie that lie Wab not dead. Then i thought with something of contempt i had a Case of Mere drunkenness to Deal with but yet on careful examination i could detect no fume of spirits Aud the faint action of his heart at length convinced uie that the Man Wuh in a stale of Complete exhaustion probably from want of food. With considerable labor. In Iny weak condition i managed half lifting half drugging him to convey him into the covered pcs Sage and determined to stay with him until some passer by would assist me. I Imd not waited Long when a half Tipsy woman walking Post looked into the passage Aud came Over to see what was the matter. Bhe looked keenly at me and at my in couscous patient and i noticed her Eye gleam As she caught sight of a massive Gold Chain of his Vest. I asked her to go at once and fetch assistance but she immediately replied that i need not trouble myself any further. A a i know him Well. He a Kouey that owns the Public House close by. Ill gel him Home All at first her Assurance almost imposed upon me hut when i looked at the Pale aristocratic face that i supported of my knee i Felt convinced that she had 111-vented the Story with a View to plundering the helpless Man. 1 told her sternly that if she did not go for a policeman i would do so myself. 8he went Oft hurriedly As i thought for that purpose but came Back no More and now i was once More alone with my strange patient Aud As the minutes went by i knew not what to do. Help however was near. I noticed a poor girls she did not look Moro than sixteen walking slowly on the other Side of the Street 1 called to her Aud after a moments hesitation she came Over. I briefly explained to her if Bhe possibly could to get me a drop of cordial or the Man would die. A a i have Only got four Cuce Quot she said in a kindly Irish Vole a and i was going to Gay for my bed with that at the Kitchen in Fulwood a Iteus but sure ill get something from the chemist instead Aud ill Trust to god for a nights lodging in be slept out before Aud away she went surely not the worst of Good Samaritans. Very soon she returned with the Medicine and 1 sent her again to fetch a policeman. I forced a Little Between the Many a Teeth Aud Pree Eutzly he came to and opened his eyes. I asked him How he oame there he said a a tired and and then i asked him where he came from and he suddenly brightened up and looking at me keenly for a moment said a a Edinburgh a but from the Way he said it i Felt convinced he was deceiving me and shortly after asked the same question again and he with the same look said Quot in his weak state however 1 forbore question Dong him further and a policeman presently coming up we got him into a cab and took him to the Hospital where i waited until he was put to bed. Before i left i asked the House surgeon to give a shall plug to the poor girl Mary Kennedy was her name. He readily did so and she went off to sleep lug old Walter so lodging House in Fulwood a Iteus. When at last 1 got Home i found my wylfa anxiously waiting for me. However when 1 told my Story she forgave the delay and in talking Over the strange circumstances of the a Light we forgot for the time our own trouble. My wife la slated that something Good would come of tie matter and at eight of clock next morning she roused me and made me ret off for the As i was on my Way there my Eye was caught by the following advertisement of a boarding Quot one hindu cd form a Reward. A a gentleman of unsound mind has Esob Ted from the m private Asylum. The Al it Ove Reward will tie paid in any Persou finding him Aud restoring him to Lila then followed a description which exactly tallied with the appearance of my patient. Very thing was now Clear to me and 1 fairly ran to the Hospital. Here however my Hopes were damped for i found that policeman z had gone there before me and told a Story very different from the True one which i have narrated and had actually gone the length of warning the authorities against me. The solicitor whose address was Given in the advertisement had been sent for and the worthy Custable had evidently determined to Brazen it out Aud secure the �100. I saw the Bouse surgeon Aud told him the whole Story. He thought for a few moments Aud then said a a we must get that girl at i went myself immediately to tie wretched Dea where she had Stop red Aud brought her Back with me. A very Short examination before the solicitor settled policeman s Case Aud an hour afterwards 1 was Able to go Back to my wife with More Money la my pocket than i had bail for Many a Long Day. But that was not the Best of it. I visited my patients who was no other Thau the wealthy baronet Hir Charles crate Plouy every Day. He seemed to take a Strong liking for me Aud when he was Well enough to be moved ids friends proposed that i should take him under my care. He was perfectly harmless and after residing abroad with us a couple years he so far recovered that he was enabled to dispense with my services Aud to than be his own affairs. He showed his gratitude however in most princely fashion settled an a Zulty on poor Mary Kennedy she had previously been liberally rewarded by his Friend Sand Faught me the practice which i still hold. From that Day everything has proper de with Rae Aud i am now Rich enough to leave the work to my oldest son and amuse in self in writing some of the incidents of my life not the least strange of which is the providential occurrence in Gray Siuyu Road. A strange but True incident. In the year 1733, a Young Man who was serving ills apprenticeship in Loudon to a master Sailmaker got leave to visit his Mother to sgt end the Christmas holidays. The lived a few Miles beyond Deal in Kent. He walked the journey and us his arrival at Deal in the evening being much fatigued and alar troubled with a Bowel complaint he applied to the Landlady of a Public House who was acquainted with his Mother for a nights lodging. Her House was full and every bed occupied but she told him that if be would sleep with her Uncle who had lately come ashore Aud was Boatswain of an India Man he should lie Welcome. He was glad to accept the a flyer and after spending the eve ulog with Hla new Comrade they retired to rest. In the Middle of the night he was attacked with Hla comp Alt and wakening ills bedfellow he asked him the Way to the Tardeo. The Boatswain told him to go through the Kitchen but a be would find it difficult to open the door into the Yard the Latch being out of order he desired him to take a knife out of Hla pocket with which he could raise the Latch. The Young mau did a he was directed and after remaining nearly half an hour in the Yard he returned to his bed hut was much sur Praed to find Hla companion had a leu Aud gone. Being impatient to visit his Mother and friends he also arose before Day Aud pursued Hla journey Aud arrived at Home at noon. The Landlady who had been told of his Lutent Lon to depart Early was not surprised but not seeing her Uncle in the morning she went to Call him. Bhe was dreadfully shocked to find the bed stained with blood and every inquiry after her Uncle was in vain. The alarm now became general and on further examination Marks of blood were traced from the bedroom into the Street and at intervals Down to the Edge of the pier head. Rumor was immediately Busy Aud suspicion fell of of rec on the Young Ian who slept with him that he had committed the murder Aud thrown the body Over the pier Luto the sea. A warrant was issued against hint Aud he was taken that evening at his mothers House. Of his being examined Aud searched Marks of blood were discovered of his shirt Aud trousers acid la ills pocket were a knife and a remarkable Rlue Ercolo both of which the Landlady swore positively were her Uncle s property Aud that she saw them in tils Possession on the evening lie retired to rest with the Young mau. On there Strong Circum sauces the unfortunate youth was found guilty. He related All the above particulars in ills defence hut As he could not account for the Marks of blood on his Persou unless that he got them when he returned to the bed nor for the Silver Coin being in his Possession his Story was not credited. The certainty of the Boatswain s disappearance and the blood at the pier traced front Bis bed room were supposed to be too evident signs of his Lieng murdered and even the judge was so convinced of his guilt that he ordered the execution to Lake place in three Days. At the fatal tree the youth declared his innocence and persisted in it with such affecting asset rations that Many pitied him though none doubted the just Ness of Lila a Neuce. The executioners of those Days were not so expert at their Trade As modern ones nor were drops and platforms invented. The Young Man was very tall Lils feet sometimes touched the ground and some of his friends who surrounded the Gallows court led to give the body some support As it was suspended a after Betag Cut Down those friends bore it speedily Uway in the coffin Aud la the course of a few hours animation was restored am the innocent saved. When he was Able to move his for leads insisted on his quitting the country and never returning. He accordingly travelled by night to Portsmouth where he entered on Board a Man of Man on the Point of sailing for a Distant part of the world Aud As he changed his name and disguised Lils person ills melancholy Story never was discovered. After a few years of service during which Bis exemplary conduct was the cause of Lils promotion through the lower grades be was at last made a master s mate and his ship being paid off in the West indies be and a few More of the Crew were transferred to a other Man of War which Lead just arrived Short of hands from a different station. What were Lils feelings of astonishment Aud then of Delight and Eoa Tacy when almost the first person he saw of Board his new ship was the identical Boatswain for whose murder he had been tried condemned and executed five years before. Nor was the Surprise of the old Boatswain much less when he heard the Story. An explanation of All the mysterious circumstances then took place. It appeared that the Boatswain had been bled for a pain in the Side by the Barber unknown to ills Niece on the Day of the Young Many a arrival at Deal that when the Young Man awakened him and retired to the Yard he found the Bandage had come off his Arm during the Naglit Aud that the blood was flowing afresh. Being alarmed he Rose to go to the Barber who lived across the Street but a press gang Laid bold of him just As he left the Public House. They hurried him to the pier where their boat was waiting a few minutes brought them on Board a frigate then underway for the East indies and he omitted Ever writing Home to account for his sudden disappearance. Thus were the chief circumstances explained by the two friends thus strangely met. The Silver Coin being found in the it Oss Easlon of the Young Man could Only be explained by the conjecture that when he took the knife out of the Boatswain s pocket in the dark it is probable As the Coin was in the same pocket it stuck Between the Blades of the knife and in this manner became lie strongest proof against him. On their return to Kugland this wonderful explanation was told to the judge and jury who tried the cause and it is probable they never after convicted a Man on circumstantial evidence. It also made a great noise in Kent at the time. A touching scene. A touching scene occurred recently la front of a a lunch room on Broad Street says the Providence journal which caused tears to flow from the eyes of Many of the ladles who happened to be standing by. A Well dressed genteel appearing Man and a tidy looking girl about fifteen years came up Bennett Street and it was noticed that the child was weeping while the father was swearing at a furious rate. It seems that the child had taken the Drunken father s pocket Book for Safe keeping As he was entering every drinking Saloon that he came to. He swore at her and said Mamie give me that the child replied a but father what will Mother do for food for breakfast you have taken every cent from the House and remember Grade is Iii and Mother could not senile for the doctor As she had no Money. Of please papa come Home with met you promised Gurty when she was dying that you would not drink at this Point the father completely Brok Quot Down and wept like a child and kissed his Little Mamie and said a yes dear i do remember and i will go Home with you he covered his face with tils hands and moaned a to Gertie Gertie i hark i Manite i can hear her Sweet voice saying to me a papa dear Paia you will always love Mamie and Stop yes dear i Wilt go Home come a when the dialogue ended there was Many a Stout heart that could not hold Back the tears but said a a Amend to that new resolve on the part of the father and praised the cout age of the child. Who is a gentleman. A gentleman is a person not merely acquainted with certain forms and etiquette of life easy and self possessed in society Able to speak act Aud move in the world without awkwardness and free from habits which Are vulgar and in bad taste a gentleman is something More than this that which Ilea at the Root of every Christian virtue. It is the thoughtful desire of doing in every instance what others should do unto you. He is constantly thinking not indeed How he May give pleasure to others for the Mere sense of pleasing but How he May avoid hurting their feelings. When be is in society he scrupulously ascertains the position and relations of every one with whom he comes in Contact that he May give to each his due Honor his proper position. He studies How he May avoid touching in conversation on any subject which May needlessly Hurt their be May abstain from allusions which May Call up a disagreeable or off Nelve association. A gentleman never alluded to never even appears conscious of any defect bodily deformity inferiority of Talent of rank of reputation in the person in whole society be is placed. He never assumes any superiority to himself never ridicules never sneers never makes a display of Bis own Power or rank or advantages such a is implied in habits or tricks or inclinations which May lie offensive. He got even. A Man formerly of considerable note in the journalistic and literary world whose renown Baa alone been clouded by the notoriety of a scandal was at a crowded even lug party in new York some years ago standing in an upstairs corridor. To him a lady in a magnificent dress and sparkling jewels came with great eagerness. Though she was us know to him he naturally Suppaa de she Lead recognized him by the Light or the Genius shining on his hyperion brow or knew him by reputation. He was therefore prepared to receive her with smiles a Are you the waiter a the demanded. A no a retorted he with looks of Thuu Dei a Are you the chambermaid a and he darted

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