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M. Albans Business Directory.
i lUUD'illA'N IMr'rUHK, IJ.tl.l.UUV,
i in iMrtili! Hank Street, St. Albans,
1 ,stairt.) Open all honm of the day,
-an ptoil.) All tlie latent xtylcH.if pic
ii. ut this (lattery. Alluitim' and IV
i ii n -i. StiTcont'opie and card l'ii-tuim of
-i. .'in rv, all nt low priei-H. ('.ill earlv
y. a. l.H iiAnustiN,
1 1 I'ropi ii inr.
c. ADAMS, ATTOItN'EY AND COfX-i
-I I T.olt AT LAW. OIucc in Virion
--t. MliaiiH, Vt. l'i;i-tf.
1 vi'OX 1 Wll.xov, Attorney at Law,
I i.li.'iturn in ( liaiu erv. (Jill, e in No
wlilnek, Kt. Allinnit Vt! Attenil Courts
,i't in rranMin, Orlraim, atitl Lannullr
1 ; i.v.i-tf
I I MILS, W. ). W 1T.WON.
MI.KV .V DAVIS, ATTOKNT.YH AND
. m NSKI.I.OltS AT LAW anil Holieitoia in
i. OlViee ill tliu riHini'i fiirnii'il.v tiiou-
1 1 White .V Sowle, Oailcomli'w liuililltif;,
!t ...ii?., Vt. !)7-ly
1. HUI.EV, l'AUKUAVIS.
IUCIC, ATTOllXEV AND CdUNKKr.-
M )U AT .LAW. Also, Aireiit lor lirst
ln-iir.iiiee (kiiniianifH, ami tor oUtainmK
i.m V WeeW Rtore. 1-tf
lt(i 1; . IIOI (Ml TOV, Attoriiev and
Cuiiiii Unr at I.nt uni Solintor in I'liun
Si. Vllia.H, Viini.'iit I'lln'i. m ar Sin i'uat-
,iiul 1 1 siilem 11 t I'li'O street.
.. I inteil Htati n 1 mniiiMtioiii r, C'ommiH-
..r miIh for tin St.ititot Ni w York,
1 Imtettt, and otln r Kt.itis. He will gie
, 1 utteiitmn to all profiHHional bUHinesx
lii. Ii Ik lnav he intiUiti d.
Mlmim, Nov. -1, 1801. If
J A A. MIH I.KS, Attorney anil Counsellor at
yj, 1 i and Solicitor in ChaiK ry. Ollleo over
t.iM N.iii"ii.il JJank, St. Alh.niM, Vt.
I' s ill attend to ColleetioiiH, and prosecute
I mi - ii.i;aiiiHt tin: United States for AuuiU'H of
la irliiiimty to Soldierit, Widon'a and Invalid's
V. ni im, Ac., Ac. U-tf
I till.JI .V.V, D K.VTIST. Onice in tho
j, hlNll.MAN 1ILO0K, Main St., opposite the
II. .11' UUWA.V, DKXTlh'l'.Ollice
over Wcatt nun uurcii a irug more,
K .UK, Vt.
I lOKillTtlX'S l'ii-Ht National Ovhtcr House.
II It. HOUOUTON, a, .South ide Lake
' ipposite Morriwiu lllock, St. Albann, Vt.
v n served m every style. UrdurH tilled
f. ii 1 he City and Country at the lowest Market
rum, In tlie Keg, Quart or tlallon. Liheral
it ,'it to the trade. UK)
(iltocnit, Kingman lllock
Alhanit, Vt. .111)
Mm t, St
LMKHVlt IIKOTIIUHS UtON MlJll
- 1 N ili, OhiMN, Oil, I'aints, Agricul
1 I - . I 1 1 1 we 0H1 r .it a low cimh tigure.
' 1 Like iiinl .M.iin streets.
'1 ui-li lo, l-ii.l. 1-tf
t II IMI V, ,1 ,il
I'll at U ! nil. ami Uetail
ALlvKlt UltOS., At.s.
. : st. lli ins, Vi. 101
IIIUOUT llll VI MCUD, dealer in Tore
I iloiie ntte Drt Uoods, JS00U and
I 1 1.1 . NutioiH, comer of Main and llauk
m. ii,,ui, vt. 10a
VUV iiu.VTIVtJTO.V, doalors in
I I. W.iti lieH, Clocks and Jewelry, Sterl-
I I .1 ml Silt er Plated Ware. Taney Goods
.1 inin tt. Watch ltepiunng and fingrav--t
AII..111M, Vt. 103
' iU. U. It. IlCKTIStirON.
ArMlsuvni. .MASOX, Dealer in Dry Goods,
JL lankei Notions, Zeplor Wools, l'aper
la iu- Oil Shades, and Curtain Vixturus.
Ml mi lllock, St. Alhaus, Vt. Ill
HtlMiHl) .t si'KAR. duilurs Iu Faucy
Ihoiiiistie Dry Goods, plain and fanoy
1. , Cohergs, Ao. 117.
I IHINKUl), W.1UUUX 11. bl'U-VK.
M.111 Street, HI. Alhans, Vt.
I'llVIMro., ileolerH in Dry Goods
. 1 1 ' I. uVe family Groceries. Corner of
1 1 uiuiM Streets, St. Albans, Vt. 117
J - J , I JANES.
IIATIII.VQ AXD HA IK
SAl.OOX, Welden House,
1 ' 'ti'ii,' and
hair living. Ladles' and
- li ur
' utiug, shampooing ami curling,
le to order, (null paid forLadieB,
11 1 . i.i .1.
' 1. Hut uud colli Hatha at all hours of
"In. mug. liDGAlt TATllO,
1 l.Altlv Iibn removed to South Main
ntiee at his residence.
'-, t., May. a, 1KC0. SU-tf
P13II VKA U Wo want
Agi nta everywhere to soil our
ivinir laeliines. Three new
1 .uid unwr leed. Kent 011 trial
' M'rj. The only inachhieM sold
M.it. i, for li ss than ill), which are
'" llmrf. V hitter . It'lVooii. (iro-
1 , siit'ier A k.. mid Jhwlictder. All
iMcliinc are iiilnngemonta and the
.ue liable to arrot, lluo and im
IlluHtrated eireulars isent free.
ill upon Shaw A Clark, at lliddo
11 Chicago, 111. 111-ly
J MAKSII &, CO., '-tat. Albau.
1 ' 1 ii '1 at am tune. TIiom- mitt-r-"
"nuplet.. thii course early in the
"' No. of I'uUegb Journal, giving
'", m lit free 120
"in.. '' Hill".
; i K siii;i:i.. por nartioulnrs cull
" ' I 'tluug Store, No. '2, Darmw lllock.
M'ril .1, 1807. 15'J-tf
MO.vril I AGHNTS wanted for
r'f fHtiniy timr urtiolca, just out. Atl
1 U-VltliY, City lluildins, llitldefoitl
1! leu loiiu, Vt.
History or St. Albans.
It)' an nlil !! l.t nt.
Wns rt nntivo of Banc, in tho Stato of
Massachusetts. Ho was born in tho
year 1789, and catno with his father's
family, when quite young, into thin
country when tho country was now.
Tho family resided a short time in tho
easterly part of Swanlon; but soon
removed to St. Albans, where ho stu
died law with his brother-in-law, Ros
woll llutchins. lio was admitted to
tho bar in 1810, and soon afterwards
enteral into partnership with Benja
min Swift. This partnership contin
ued until Mr. Swift was oloclod a rep-
rosontativo to Congress in 1827, a peri
oil of nbout
yonrs after ho
sixteen yoavs. Some 1
formed a partnership !
with A. 0. Aldia. But this connection
did not continue long. It was dissolv
ed on Mr. Smith being elected to Con
gress in 18H0. Fur several years pre
vious ho was State's attorney for
Franklin county; and he represented
the town of St. Albans in the General
Assembly several years in succession. iUul ll0 purchased tho farm lying eabt
During tho nnti-inasonic excitcmont of tlie l"lljli common of the village
he was elected speaker of tho IIouso ' ,or lb" use of his daughter and her
two or three times. During the in- lmsband. It has sinco been called tho
surroction in Canada in 1837-S ho 1 'Tkomns farm. Thoro was a largo
took a decided stand in favor of tho 1 h'"od houso on tho land which stood
insurgents, nnd thus became popular , 011 Ul sl'ot whoro tho Congregational
with tho sympathizers on tho Vermont church now stands, in which Dr. Si
side of tho linos. Ho was elected to 1110118 nml 1,18 wifo lived. This farm,
Conaresson tho strencth of thisexcito-lwlllch hllS S111C0 bocn Cllt lll illto
ment. in placo of lloman Allen. (h0 1
opposition candidate, and tho then
present incumbent. Mr. Alien, while
in Congress, had rendered himself un
popular with his constituents by fa
voring tho neutrality law, which was
enacted while ho was a member.
Two yonrs Inter, Mr. Smith was super
seded by Augustus Young. In tho
discharge of the duties appertaining
to thcscsoveral offices which ho suc
cessively held by the vote of tho peo
ple, wo aro not awaro that ho in any
way disappointed tho expectations of
his constituents. But it was in con
nection with tho railroads that his
services were most beneficial to this
part of tho State. He early took a
deep interest in
aud Canada and
theso roads tho
and tho Vermont
efficient in tho location of the latter
road through St. Albans village, and
its termination at House, s Point. Io
ovont, sinco tho first settlement of tho
country has proved so beneficial to
tho county of Franklin, and to St. Al
bans in particular, as the Vermont nnd
Canada railroad. Mr. Smith un-
loubtcdly improved his own fortune
by tho offices ho hold, in behalf of tho
J , , , ' . . 1
campanios, and also as trusteo 01 the
bond-holdors, as well as by tho pur
chase of stock in tho Vermont and
Canada road, whilo it was nt a low
figure. But it has boon said that ho,
iu common with others, incurred great
risks in tho construction and comple
tion ol tho road. How that may bo
wo know not.
Mr. Smith died suddenly of tho heart
disease, in November, 1858. His
death was instantaneous, not ut
tering a word after ho was attacked.
Ho had been in ill health several years
previously. Ho was a consistent mem
bor of tho Congregational church in
St. Albans, and was undoubtedly sili
con) in his profession. As a public
man, and as a citizon, ho performed
his part in building up tho villago, and
in donations to'promoto its prosperity.
His death was much rogrottod, and
his prosonco has boon rnissod in tho
society and community in which, aud
for which his services wore rendered.
Yet business goos on ns beforo. Our
distingushed mou loavo us, and wo
sorrow for thoir loss; but tho loss is
soon ropaircd bv thoso who succeed
thorn iii tho busy sconosof lifo. It
is seldom that tho death of an indi
vidual materially changes tho general
aspect of socioty, or intcrcopts tho im
provements that aro progressing in
tho community whoro ho dwelt. It is
difficult to predict what would, or
would not, havo boon dono, if tho in
dividual hud not diod. And in tho
case of Mr. Smith, few will prosumo to
say that his doath has occasioned any
result difl'orout from what would havo
occurred had ho lived lo tho profiont
Tho first physicians of any note who
sclllod in St. Albans, woro Levi Sim
mons, Benjamin Chandler and ISphra
Camo from Worcester, Mass , lo this
4 ,.n H. ixtv vears ago. Ho
.n n Rnn .in-law of Isaiah Thomas, of
that place. It does not apppar that
ho had a very oxtonsivo practico in
this town or vicinity, or was particu
larly distinguished among tho uiedi-
cal faculty. Vo have tho impression
that for a while ho kept a small book
si oro in tho village, supplied by Mr.
Thomas, his father-in-law, who at
thai time was an extensive book-pub
lisher and book-seller. Dr. Simmons' (
wife had tho reputation of beintr n 1
nigh temporal woman, something of
a termagant, wo piesumo, and that
sho and her husband did not live very
happily together in tho matrimonial
stale. In 1S10, or a litllo before, ho
was considered to bo somewhat shat
tered in intellect, and a guardian was
appointed over him to manage his af
fairs. It was thought that his insani
ty, such as it was, was produced by
tho natural lurbuleneo and qiwui-innivi-iViofMrs.
Simmons. During the war
of 1812 he left St. Albans mid joined
the army, and
never returned. His
"cam took placo not long afterwards,
Wn Simmons has been represented to
Im 1uti ,vi,n 1
, 0 , ' 1" a ,u'in 01 fu,r
character, and bid fair to become a
highly respectable and successful HMo in public alluiis, and
physician; and that his domestic . sought no ofiiro in the gift of lite peo
Iroublcs wcro the occasion of his sink-1 pl0. , wns a pnniiinent member of
ing into comparativp insignifiennco. j tho Congregational dmrch in St. Al
Mr. Thomas was a Avealthy man, ' bans, und was one of its deacons. He
iUl- J-'iomas was a
l streets aim iminung lots, and occu
streets and building lots,
I pied to a consulerable'extentby dwell
I ing houses, Mr. Thomas, by his last
will and testament, gave to his way
and her descendants. '
Tho wholo is now in possession
those who claim no relationship to!
1 Mrs. Simmons. I
Ult. i:N.IAMIN CHANDLER
Was a native of IUitland county, Vt.
Ho studied the theory and practico of
medicine in Pawlet, and was there li
censed by tho medical society of that
county. Ho came, into this county
about tho year 1800. Ho first settled
in Fairfield, that town then being
near tho centre of tho county, and it
was then thought that ovcntually it
would bo the shire town. Ho soon ac
quired an oxtonsivo practico in that
and tho neighboring towns. As a
considerable part of his business was
in St. Albans, ho thought it expedient
to remove to this placo; and accord
ingly sold his property in Fairfield
and removed to St. Albans with his
family in tho year 1805. Hero he be
catno eminent as a physician and sur
geon, and uctpiircd a vcry extensho
i.vni.lion I liivnwrltmi f ilm enlinf.v. ITis
l. v ... c,, ,. , , , .. ,
standing with tho medical fratornity
was not mlorior to that ot any ono
this part of tho Stato. Ho died in
1817; and his death was considered
as a public loss to tho community.
Dr. Chandler was not an office
Eeekor, nnd consequently was not an
office holdor. Liko most professional
mou of high standing, ho dovoted his
principal attention lo his profession,
disregarding tho honors and nlluro
mcuts of ofiico as being of litllo value
compared with tho celebrity of a skill
ful and learned physician. Ho, how
over, did not ignore politics, but mani
fested a deep interest in tho affairs of
government. Ho was a" federalist in
tho stormy times preceding .and dur
ing tho war of 1812, and was conse
quently opposed to tho measures
adopted by tho national Govornmoiit
in rolation to tho war, and to tho acts
of Congross proceding tho declaration
of war against Groat Britain. His
opposition to tho acts of tho dominant
party, and tho fearloss expression of
his opinion on public moasures and
public moil, produced onomios who
woro not backward iu manifesting
their opposition to him. Aud this op
position was not coufinod to him as a
politician, or as a citizon; but extend
ed to his praotico.as a physician. But
it did not dotract from his high stand
ing in the medical fratornity as a
skillful surgeon nnd physician.
Ur. Chandler, as wo aro awaro, nov
or expressed any dissont to tho load
ing doctrines of Christianity. But ho
was considered to bo somowhat skept
ical in matters apportioning to
But whatever his doubts
rospcoting tho groat truths of Christi
anity, thoy woro removed a short timo
provious to his doath; and ho diod nn
open nnd public professor of tho doc
trinos appertaining to tho Episcopal
1)11. IU'HUAIM LITTLE
Was a nativo of Hampshire county, in
tho Stato of Massachusetts, and studi-
pd medicjno with Dr. Peter Bryant of
f'limmiiH'ton in said county, who was
tho father of "Win. 0. Bryant,,
tho uoot and oditor. Ho camo to St
Albans in tho year 1800- Ho was con
sidered to ho an able and Piicccssful
physician, and soon uctpiircd it roipoct- j
nblo run of practico in this and tho
lt t i.t
limtTlilim-mir trivetm. Hi, linil tlin eniin. I
muuii ui uuiug im nuiiuHk una siuo '
pract'lionof; and was never accused of
trviiif nxtinrimntils on Iiir imMnnls. or
i a i i
oi (loviating lrom tno practico pro
.... , . . . i
scriuoil ami rccommeinJod by the most
uiiiiiiuub pioiunemB ti mu iiiuiuuiu in u 1
His method of practice and success 111 ;
business obtained tho contidonco of I
4i, i .i 1 i.j.... ...i
nopnysician in uio community wrb .
moro rospected by tho public at large,
or wob thought to bo more trustwor- would havo been a strange way for slowly over, examined on all sides, tents became known !
thy in tho treatment of his patients n,1v pi'i'son to have made his ! and murmured: i To Moses Barrett ho devised oilo
tlmn lie T itilo lln f rnii.timi,' viwt; but ,lie"' U'' ,ilu'w tho "lld(! ! "They havo eyes; but can thoy see? i pound, to buy a cofiiu for tho dog that
, . . ', 1 oom 1 1 ?i ! wns vel' eccentric, and his being so . I think not, for if they could they'd his precious son had threatened to set
lion in the year 18-1), and left many j vcry wealthy made it all right in their , blusht.d red, instead of keeping suuh on a beggar.
warm and sincere friends to mourn 1 eyes, lio might come and stand on 1 a dark color." Then glancing slowly To Stephen Barrett lio had bo
lus loss. ; his head, proided he paid for his; round tho neat, titly, clicorful room, queathed 0110 pound three" pence tlio
Dr. Little paid bub liltlo attention 1 nil1Ucs- .,,, t ! taking in thrco prim gills and their I piiund to bo dovoted to tho paiikh poor
. .... , ... . ,. 1 m tho midst ot their mimed pto-1 pioun patents, ho quickly tossed tho no-1 tho thrco pence to buy cold potatoon
to polities. devotinoLft irrcnt portion ,.;,, i,- ......, 1 n... .1 i . l- , , . J., . . . ,l. , f .... ., , J. . ... J . ,
, . . Mr , , ...
of 1,18 t,,no to " piofehmon and to the !
care of hu familv. He nmisdcd but
wus a lending man in all mattcis aji
pcrtnining to the Chinch and Society,
and his death seemed to leave a va
cancy that was not readily supplied.
He left a widow and two daughters.
The widow has since died, and tho
eldest daughter is the relict of the late
ur. wortiiincton hnntli, late president '
of the University of Vermont.
1 e nave inus sueicueu 1110 msitu-y
1 11 -l- i-l.-l 11.. t.'i '
of the town of St. Albuiis, paruculaiiz
ing only the most important events
occuring during its infancy and tho
suDserpient years -all that is likely tn
illicit si ine gcneiai reuiir. mi-nave
given some account ot a lew 01 lite
first settlers, 11111I of those who weie
prominent and leading men in the ear
ly history of the town, aud had any
positive inllucnco in regulating its af
fairs. Not being settled or known be
foro tho revolutionary war, it has not
been distinguished liko sonio other
townships in the South part of tho
Stato, in tho exciting events of that
important poriod. Tho principal and
central villago is now. 1SGC. in a Hour-1
. , . v, . , , . .
ishing condition, and fast increasing j
in business and population. It has ,
grown into importance in consequence
of tho railroads ruunisg through it tp
Montreal and tho great West, as well
as to tho large cities South and East.
Tho cxtensivo works established here
by the railroad companies for the
manufacture nnd repairs of engines
and ears, and for other purposes,
give employment to several hum! cd
men, and probably exceed all other
works of the kind in the State.
Tlie Eccentric Nabob.
Sonio two or three miles from the
littlo town of Aylesbury, England,
thoro onco lived three cousins of tho
namo of Barrott. Thoy woro all mar
ried and settled 011 farms, within a
milo of each othor, and each of them
had grown up children around them.
Thoy were not rich, but in fair circum
stances; each had expectations. An
eccentric undo had gono out to India
when tpiito a your.g man, and rumor
told them that ho had become very
wealthy, and would probably die a
bachelor. Who, then, but thoinselves
would bo heirs to his property ? thoy
boing at the timo his noarost kin.
Ono day tho threo families woro
thrown into groat commotion by each
of them recoiving a letter, which con
tained, besides date and signature,
only thoso words:
"I urn rich. Fools call me a nabob.
I wouldn't givo such a titlo to a cat.
No matter I shan't livo always and
when I dio my property must go to
some body. I am coming to England
to find an heir, I shall eomo and see
von, and hope you will please mo. I
hopo you aro not troubled with beg-1 nan, 10 encourage any ono m sinning,
gars. I do not liko to see Ihem , "Then, I suppose, 1 am to uuder
about." 1 stand that you lcfuse mo both food
Ono dark, rainy night, about three 1 and lodgings," said the old man.
weeks after tho reception of these let-1 "As to food," said the pious dnmo,
tors by tho cousins, tho family of glancing at her husband, "if tum aro
Mosos Barrett was thrown into a great very hungry I suppose we can do
stato of excitement by the appearance ' something for you iu that way; hut
at the door of two men in livery, who i lodging is out of the question, for two
announced themselves as tbo avant ! mounted couriers have been hereto
couriers of his excellency, Joshua Bar- j say that a very rich uncle of ours from
rott, of India, why would claim their India, will be horo very soon; and ho
hospitality for tho night Saj ing wrote somu timo ago that ho didn't
which, tho messengers put spurs to 1 like to lmvo beggani about whoro ho
their horses and dashed awav, without was, and vie wouldn't like to do any
giving tho astonished listeners time to thing to ofi'cnd him. Truo, wo hardly
ask evon a single question. j oxpect he will come to-night; but then,
Now, Moses Barrett was a hunks, ; ho might, you know, and wo wouldn't
his wife shrewd, and his three children ' like to run any risks."
chips of the two blocks, but all under-1 "Well, then," said tho old man, with
took to chitngo their natures for the a sigh, "I will take food, if you ploaso,
timo or rather to be ready to change
them on tho appearance of tho rich
undo for what was tho uso of acting
with the curtain down.
"Now, Moso, you stingy old brute,"
said his wife, "if you know on which
sido your broad's butterod, it's to be
hoped you'Jl lwo sonio chiekons killod
r 1 II .. 1. .1.
r ... i -,. ll.. ..,.'. on., ...... ...i.:..i, :..
and nil cur nico dothes put on, lhat
IUI HIS UUUUUIIUJ a OU1IJU1, ItiJlUII IB IUOSU UU1U JJUllUtiUO IUI lllll, Ulll 1IIU1I,
moro'n you did for Christmas, aud' they are very good eating whon ono is
somo of tho wino fotchod up that I hungry; I liko thorn mysolf. Yos, put
you've had in tho collar sinco tho yoar your trust in tho Lord ! and don't
buo, nnd a lire mado in tho host room, loavo homo again without moans. By
that hasn't been there this ton years; tho-by, whilo I think of it," addod tho
ain't much, for you'd never allow us
nothing decent to wear."
,"A!,1 ,il lo 1,0 . M
retorted tho angry husband, "that
. . . , 0 - .. ' . .
y0UU sourn down mat screeching
voice ot yours, and iwisi your wniiKlos i
into smiles -and that'll bo something j
l'vo never seen done sinco tho first I
woek of our mariiage."
' r',,.i ,.i:.,;i i 1... ..11
uii-nii uiyiniij u no tuspiii oti an ,
ti10 inrtie8 concerned, in getting roiuly
10 give uio ncu uncle uio neat lccej)-1
"on possib e, and all rejoiced, as much '
a.s s"c.h 11 hopeful family could rejoice, '
thnt cv would be the liiht to receive ,
visit from him-hoping, of course,,
tmt thev mi uht thus forestall tho oth-
er lelations in his good graces. It!
mniiiii.vi im mc utu
an old, feeble looking, whito-hairod
"'"i", inmiy clad, and wtlh his soaked '
man, thinly clad, and wtlh his soaked1
garments clinging to his thrin'lcd
"Will yon bo kind cuoiiuh, uood
pi i'ple," he
tlmig to eat
s.iul, "to t;io im'
and a place to si.
"We've got nothing to spare ! and if
we had, we don't hailiur beggars !" re
plied the master of the house, in a
coarse, Inn ltd tone.
"But I'm old, and feeble, and hun
gry, and wet, nnd tiied," said the aged
supplicant, 111 n pleading tone, "and if
you drive me away I may perish."
ell lhals jiibt what t.u ought to
have done Iomi ntro. put 111 tho cross t
dame. " hen people got loo lazy to ,
work for an ho. ebt living, and start1
I :...:.....-...., 1 t 1
uuu uugguig, 11, a my onnion uiai nioy 1
lend Lin- nl.vr. itBiMna i i i Keep vulgar and ouscono ouiccis ie
icati not aino. ijusuies, , ,tor Wlls nil old man and a stramrer. . l., . i . ... . ....
.,wM. ,.,..,,,.. , ..,.,
t, 4. ..- ,
from India and htiiiit urot no loom
fu - i - - u v,wiiii'iui i o t ji it iiii iiuiu.
for the likes of you.
"Well, then,'' returned the old man,
i MUiowinl loo!,, "since you can't
give me snnietnuig to eat, and 1 ll go
Tlir il une Iii ruirrlii mi n !m nf
brown l 5 irIMk I
was about to hand it to tho mendicant,
more for the purpose, it would seem,
of getting rid of him than from any
feeling of compassion, but her miserly
husband interposed, and said, sharply:
"Hold you wo hadn't nothing for
you, so travel on !"
"111 sot tho dog on you if you don t,
,,,1, l,nr.... 1" r,,...l l.l F ,,..
..tit? . . . , "
-uy s coming nero lo-nigni ,
iuul ho can't boar beggars; so you i
bolter bo going whilo vour bones arc i
uay iteavcii no nioro mercilui than
it." si"hod tlio old innii ns lin ini-iinil
you, sighed tho old man as ho turned
and disappeared in tho dnrkness.
Some half an hour later he knocked 1
at tne door of Stephen B trrett, and
asked for food and lodging.
'It isn't convenient for us to keep
you to-night," said tlio master of the
house, in a mild, dignified tone. "Be
sides, we don't like to encourage beg
gars. If you arc poor and not able to
wnik, the palish to which you belong
is bound to support ,vou. No one need
starve in this coiintiy, which tho Lord,
1 praised be his name, has so bountiful- 1
I ly blessed. 1 trust I am not wanting 1
I cnamy as an numuie loiiower 01 ,
the Lord Jesus Christ, I hopo I nm '
, not - out what with taxes lor the sup
port of tho government and tho poor, k Lied tho old man, "that they wcro ex
donations lo benevolent bociotios and 1 ,,0Ctii,K n rich undo 'from India, who
heathen missions, it is as much as 1 ( wouldn't liko to seo a beggar about."
can do to hvo and givo my family a j "Aye, my friend, and we arc cxpect
rospectablo mmulcnaueo. Now, my jng tho emtio rich uncle, too an cc
fnend, if you aro poor and not able tOCentnc 0a bachelor, who says ho
work, (though I don't sco why you wtmts to mako ono of us heir to his
may not worl: as well as travol,) you,
had Duttor throw yoursoit on tho par
ish where you belong."
"But 1 am tjrod, wet and hungry,
said Iheoldman, "and all the parishes
in tho world can't do mo anv good to
"But you should havo thorn
i that beforo you lefthome," now chimed!
in the good house-wife, with a sauctt -
tied air. "It is sinful to tempt Provi-
donee, as it is callud; and whoevor
sins must expect punishment. 1 nev- rici, ;i,ls,n!Ui! 1 will merely gotsomo
or go away without providing for the img (0 oat, and travol on till I find
journey, and of courso I don't oxpect j another lodging."
. i. . i i .. l. .1. .... .1 r. .. .1 ..... r ... . o " . . - ...
iinyoouy io snuncr aim icon mo mr
nothing. It is a sin, too, to bo idle
when one is able to work, and it is
against my principles, as a true chris-
and go on, even it J. puribh.
-Put your trust in tho Lord, my
friend, put your trust in tho Lord 1"
I said Stephen Barrett, solemnly.
I "Yos," echoed his wife, "put your
, triifet in tho Lord ! that is what wo do
in trouble. Sarah Jano, go down in
j tho collar nnd bring up a couple of
, , .... .1.:,. 1.1 .
I.i ....i.i ,...i..i .,., it,;,. nl.l ..,...!
, old woman, laying down iv cap-frill, on
which sho had boon busily nt work
whllo talking, and looking up with n
bright Iwinklo of tho eyes, "I do bo
licvo you can got a good night's lodg
ing at Harry Barrett's, who livos only
mile from hero on tho roiul
He's a great hand for taking
in straiiffors." !
She looked at her husband, and I
, 1 n :i...i 1 : 1.. r ... i' ii.
Liit-v iHiui milium uiiuwuigi j , mi uuui
were thinking that in cane tho rich !
uiicii! siioultl liiitl tlio uoggar mere, 11
might lncreaso the chances of Stephen
Ban ett of becoming tho fortunato
Sarah Jane now returned and hand-i
tile (lid 11111 11 lu'rl lit till Pdld lllltll-
toes. Ho took them, turned them
vmocs uitu mo jap oi uie asionisnou
nustrens, saving, as ho did so, "I bog
vmr pardon, madam, but I did not in-
tend to 10b you." I To Harry Barrett, and his heirs
"Oh. you sinful, wicked old erea-' forovcr, ho had willed all the reniain
tttre ! ' uxi'launed the good danie, in dor of his vast wealth, t'onio half a
, holy lmiror as tho disgusted old man million pounds stel ling, with a hopo
tnttnil and went out, aud shut the 1 that he nnd they would sometimes
' dnnr w ith a slam. recall with pleasure tho visit of the old,
I hi less than half an hour tho unfor- white-haired man they had onco bo
I lunate wayfarer was trying his chon- J kindly entertain.
j cos nt the house of Harry Barrott. Tho old beggar of that daik, rainy
j "l.'niiio in," said a strong, hearty, night, was no othor than Joshua Bar
diet ful voice, in answer to his timid rett lfmself!
! knock. J .
! He entered a large plainly furnished ; Manni.13 asi, Mouals. -Manners eu
; apa.tment and behe d a group of six . siv Rml M malwo inlo lnoml8
, liitmniiM . 1:11 itm- 111111 inr 1 vn hiiiim hum 1
nnt lire, with a bright light on the ta-
1,1,. ,u-m ihe.m. nnd nil l.mlv-bi.f mn.
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tented and happy.
On sceino: his vis-
, , , r. 'I
i im im qti ia nr I in hnucn ni'nun nun in. i
f 1 1 '..
tilv IllUOIiLI Ol tllU
. o,.,! him in w-nlk
t -I lit 1
forward and take a ,
1 . i 11,1
s tit, aim an ine otners ti
,, ., ., i , ,
all the others drew back re- ,
sin ciftdiv, to enlarge the circle and'
give htm the best place lit the lire.
"I have called, said the old man,
stopping and removing his hat from
l.: ! 1 l . i. :r i.,
iii i . r l (
tHt f00tl .
, -of course wo will, my friend, and j
!yhul 0f tho chanco to help a poor fol-!
0w in need !'' said Henry Barrett, in a ,
i fnUik, cordial tone. "Sit down and i
I mnke yourself at homo! Here, give i
,n0 vour hat ! Come, girls, hurry up
I something warm for tho old gentle-1
,,, who is wot, tired and chilled.
... T T,
tnvo.tgii, as can rcnuuy sec.
ought not to have been out so long n
this storm, father !"
'-To T l.-nnw " ,-,'ini-,,n,i m... f,i.i n.
tlenian, holding his trembling hands
) to tho fire, "but tho persons I applied
i ..... :..
iu n u.in.u v bt.nu tnj lilt
' What! rofuso lodging lo an old
man liko you on such a night, in this
Christian community !" exclaimed tho
'indignant host. "Who wore tho iu
Tho man described tho houses and
people where ho had called. "I see,"
said the host, with a grim smile; "I
understand ! Tho first family kicked
, you out ?"
, "The second family prayed you
"Almost," again smiled tho stranger.
Woll, thoy aro both relatives of
mjn0, but 1 run ashamed to own thorn."
"Thov said, bv wnv of excuse." nnr.
,-ast nossGRsions. Two tmilv innmitod
messongors arrived this evening to say
that ho would ho horo to-night or to
morrow, probably tho latter. But
w-honover ho does coino, ho will find
us as we aro; and if he don t liko out
looks, or tho company wo keep, ho can
,l,Q himself off n.'nin ."
i v wiiui vwtupnn j m v uwwi'i iiv t.itu
Xay my friend " said Iho ogod
1 HlrniiRor, rising in some trepidation,
j ..,i0 not. for tho world, lot mv mosoneo
! ipoiiardizo vour interests with vour
"No, you won't leave this houso to
night for nil tho uncles that all tho In
dias can turn out! Sit down again,
sir, sit down, and mako' yoursolf at
homo. I know tho duty of a man who
has faith in God, and I'm going to do
it. What is his money to mo? I can't
oat it, nor drink it, nor wear it, nor
carrv it into tho other world; and I'm
"it won't bring mo any lmnpinoss
I don't now enjoy, and I know it
fit ii I I i litrt ii Aitf ftftim
mnmi nr.lion. No ! lot Joshua Barrott
sottlo his money as ho chooses I'll
arrango my conscience to suit niy
sol'f!" "God bloss you !," murmured tho old
man, in a trembling voice, and bowing
his head upon his hands ho wept iu
He romained at that hospitable
house during tho night, and was en
tertained liko an honored guost. The
next day boing fair, ho took his loave.
As ho was about to dopart, Harry Bar-
rott put a crown into his hand,
"Tako it, my friond, and not a word! !
I 'don't know who you are, and l'vo
not folt it my duty to inquire; but this
1 know from your nppenrnnco, man
, nor, and languagethat you at o not a
common beggar, and that you havo
I , . i , i i . r ,
seen hotter days, winch i sincoroly
hopo you may ogain. It's as much as
my ciroumstancQ8 will justify, and it
may, poihaps, servo to keep you from
starving somo night or sleeping by tho
said thp old
"God wiil repay jou !
couldn't over comnensato mo for oi.o!8trcot ltBelf imito nociilmr,
man, solemnly; and ho walkcd slowly
away, wiping tho tears from his eyes.
"Ho has nl ready !" inu$cd Hairy.
Barrett, -placing Ids hand upon liis,
heart, "1 havo it hero, principal and
Long, and in vain, did tho selfish
families of aIosor and Shnlipn Barrett..
look for tho appearance of their
..:i. ......1.. t :..
ni'ii 11111:10 iitiui iiiiiui, 111 11 earriago
and four, and great was their disap-
pointinunt and vexation thereat..
Then ctuno tho iiitellitrcnco that ho
was siek in London. Next eanio tho
news that ho was dead and had left a
will. "What an intenso desire to know
the contents of that will 1 "What n
wild. fiii ioiiH oxcitomcnt when its Con
iyi ouggars, wim 1110 nope inai no ami
his pious family would jmt their trust
- . . - -
As childhood ndvnncos to manhood,
tho tramition from bad manners to
bad morals is almost .imperceptible.
Vulgar and ol scene forms of speech
lore ine mitni, eno-emter impure una-
HI ttlU llllHIIUlllUlj, UllVi IJillU (111-
?...f.,, .,,., .,.,?, (), ,.,..
itlllllll liunnco Ol tilitlii. ri.nn mu jiwi-
..., ,.V n. ..,:.i ..;......
j iiieuu nuuu ui nit; iijiiiti, i.uti.fiic
coed, as water rises from a fountain.
iienco what was originally only u
word or a phrase, becomes a thought,
i is meretriciously embellished by tho
imagination, is inllamcd into a vicious
desiTe, gains strength and boldness by
being always made welcome, until nt
last, under some urgent temptation, iL
dares, for once, to put on tho Tisiblc.
form of action; it is then ventured up
cui again and again, nioro frequently
and less warily, until repetition forges
the chain of habit; and then language,
imagination, desire, and habit bind
their victim in tho prison house of sin.
In this way profane languago wears,
away tho reverence for tilings sacred
and holy: and a child who has been
nllowed to follow, and mock, and hoot
at an intcmpernto man in tho streets
is far more likely to become intcmpe
rnto himself thnn if ho had been accus
tomed to regard him with pity, as n
fallen brother, and with sacred abhor
enco, as ono self brutilied or demoral
ized. So, on the other hand, purity
and chaslcness of languago tend to
prosorvo purity aud ehastcness ot
thought and of taste; they repel licen
tious imaginings; they delight in tho
unsullied aud tho untainted, and till
their tendencies and appetites aro on
tho sido of virtue. Jlurtuv Minn.
A "Biuoiit'' JoKii A good joko was.
lately gotten off at a hotel in Wales,
where a number of gentlemen woro.
The conversation, which was political
and general, turned on John Bright,,
and nil but ono person (and ho tv
stranger) engaged in it, berating tho
llefornier ir. most unsparing terms.
The stranger roso and left tho room.
Calling tho servant to him, ho said,
"If any of tho gentlemen in tho room
ask who I am, toll them I nm John
Bright." As soon as tho waiter went
back into tho room ho was asked who
that gentleman was. "That short,
gentleman that just went out? 'Yes.'
"Why, that's Mr. John Bright, M. P."
It is easy to imagine tho constorna-
I . . , - ii ll
1 uu ol i"l"y- i u sno ro uino mo
suort 8e,lllo,nan returned. Every
I lno",or 80,1 ol1 l"?m s l,ro,mnt ,m
I tho most umblo apology for
1 tilcu' remarks. Iho honorablo gentle
man graciously forgave thorn. At tho
same timo ho said ho was so often
abused that ho was used to it! Now
tho best of tho joko in that tho short,
gentleman, bright as ho was, was not
John Bright, and it was tho gentry
who alo the " 'tiniblo" pio who woro
not bright enough to kocp from being
CST Frankfort is tho nativo placo of
tho Rothschild family. Tho old houso
' hfl belonged to the family is still
l?, l? 8?f Ul JdnS!o. Tho
! )t'1 v
naruow anil duty, and each
house scorns to bo composed of two or
thrco littlo houses set ono upon an
othor without much regard to fitting
them together. They reach a very
great height considering their size,
apparently trying to get' up whoro
thoy can roach a bit of sunshine Tho
Rothschild houso, nu old yellow build
ing of four stories, has vcry littlo to
distinguish it from tho others. It cer
tainly does'nt look much liko tho
:lwolling of n merchant prince. Thu
htieet derives its name from tho fact
that it was formerly occupied almost
entiioly by tho Jows, but it now fur
nishes dvvollings for tho poor people
without regard to religion. A". )
. ' ' "
i A Yankeo lawvor. who was.
, , . . - J . . . ' .
pleading the causo of a littlo bov. took
him up iu his arms, and held him up
I to tho jury, suffused in tears. This
had a gioat oiVect.-unlil tho opposing
lawyer asked tho boy, "What makes:
'He's pinching me," said