|Newspaper Title||Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express (Vic. : 1877 - 1908)|
|Trove Title||The Prince and the Watchman: An Adventure on New year's Eve|
TIlE PlINClU AND THE WATCh MAN. AN ADV4TI'UIOE ON NEW\ YEARS EVE. (Folt TIt? GRmAtNu). Mother Kate, the old watchman's wifo, 'opened her window on Now Year's Eve tand thrust out her head. . The 'snow fell in largo quiet flakes, reddened by the light Iroen the window ; but still she looked long at the running to and fro of the happy people, who were still busy buying Now Year's gifts in the brillinutly hlghted shops and booths, or who streamed to coffee houses, wine cellars, plivato parties, or public ball-rooms, to being in the New Year merrily. As, however, some large cold flakes presently fell on her nose, she drew back her head, and shut the window. "Gottlieb," she anid to her husband, "stay at home to night, and let Philip go for you. It snows very thst, and you know that th a sort of weather does not agreo a ith your old bones. Tihe streets will Ibe lively the whole night, and our Philhp will certainly not weary. Indeed, it looks as if dancinig and feasting were in every house." "Katy," said old Gottlieb, " I shall be very glad to do so. '1he gun-shot wound above the knee, whtch is my barometer, foretold two days ago that the., weather would change. It is .only right that tie son should manke ihis fither's post easy, as he is to inherit it sonmt day." Old Gottliob had been sorgoeant in one of the king's regiments, ttll he was orippled by a shot recived in stormintg a redoubt, which eto had been the first to. mount, fighting for his fttherland. .'His cpltain, who mounrted it after it "was taken, receive-d on the spot an order of merit and promotion for that herdio deed. The poor sergeant was 'glad to escape w~th life and a severe wound ; so; oiut of pity, they gave him a schoolmaster's pltce, for he was a sensible main,' wrote it goodl hand, and took groat pleasure in ieatding ; but his .place wa?-n ftOrwhrds tiaken fiom him, on pretence of improvements in the school system, but really because it iwas wanted: for' a young man, at god child of one of the school mannagers, ih' l could neither read nor write so well as lGottlieh. The poor dismissed -ichoolia?etertwas then promoted to be
night watchman, with his son Philip as successor, who had, however, learned the business of a gardener. The little household was very hard put to it to make both ends meet, al though Frau Kate was an excellent manager, and old Gottliob a real philoe. ophor, who knoew how to be hIppy with very little. Philip was in the service of a gaidoner, where he earned enough for his daily bread, and when he curried home flowers for the rich he got many a liberal present. He was a fine-looking follow of six-and-twenty, and many great ladies gave him a piece of money more on account of his comely looks than for tie flowers. Frau Kaie had just wrapped herself in her mantle, and was going.to call her son from the gardener's house, when he stepped into the room. "sFather," said Philip, "it is anowing, and that is not good for you. I'll take your place to-night; you go to bed." (To be continued). FLORILINE 1-FoU TaiE TIEETrI AND BItEATIu.-A few drops of liquid "Floriline" aprinkled on a wet tooth-brush produces a pleasant, lather, which thoroughly cleanses the teeth from all parasites or impurities, hardens the gums, prevents tartar, stops decay, gives to the teeth a peculiar pearly whiteness. and a delightful fragraneo to the breath. It removes all unpleasant odlour arising from decayed teeth or tobacco smoke. "The Fragrant Floriline," being composed in part of honey and sweet herbs, is delicious tol the taste, and the greatest toilet discovery of the age. Price 2s lid, of all chemists andt per fumers. Prepared by Henry C. Gallup, 493 O)xford street, London.