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WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 25, 1874. N. 8
EVERY WEDNESDAY MOUNING,
Ed .r tiid eroprietor'.
~neriably in Advance.
O The paper" stopped at the expiration o
sJiW (oe. hcit Is paid,
delotes expiration of sub
Lok notto the Pdst lor plea-ure,
Wor yet to tbe Future turm;
For the Pavt has filled its measure,
)Ct, jtJ,iis .,Memory's urn.
Stshe Pastr,noryet the Future,
Ch we mortls call our own;
Oraly ours the living Present,
Here alone we have our home.
Memory throws deceitful.glamour
Back nazd.o'er: the path of LU,
SmoLhig over the roughest places,
* Cov'.ing up the scenes of strife.
Little joys and little sorrows,
a Wool afAWarp together wrought,
Make the texture of the fabric
' That the Past'to us has brought.
isopoedisbyx1th ifted fieger.,
Pollting a future store,
Sweetly whispering. That obtaining,
YobM be hiappy eyermore.
PirlIng Hope-utebeats our fancies,
Does us wring , -doing this;
Takei us from the living Present
To. i future fdr our bliss.
we see not, sweetly nestling.
pAn4 the path through which we tread
,Sw#tgt flowers ofjoy and gladness
VS Mant but to-crown our hea4;
Lo(*t 4ot forward- .o the F4ture,
Look not baekward to the Past;
TUri you to the living Present,
F1n in. this your joy at last.
TEE MISSING BONDS.
4Q. n0 t. thinr that any story in
this incredulous age gans addition
il-streigth from the assertion that
it is founded on fact. AlllIhave to
afin regard to what follows is
that, as to the main. events of my
Iby what I write is absohutely
and.unegqnvocaRy t':ue, and that if
.it Masneessay I could place my
Egnie io-da'y on some of the princi
a pal -actors. I have purposely dis
Qugibd all the names, places, and
a])ers)as,ankd. have, with intentional*
essness, 'thrown the story-tell
ers .drapery over the main facts, as
an,5aytist might, cast a; somewhat
flimsy fabric over a lay figure.
Wall street is full of stories of
stolen bonds. and the .efforts of the
pqeli ad detect,iyes to find out
where'the nuidwgvlues .have gone
. to.;Tcatc the thief.is one thing ;
to find- the money -stolen is some
e thing else. - To detect the former is
-ot so very difficnlt, but to find the2
.,tier,is guite another thing. It
may, I thiink,- be safely said that
-.ice out cf three times the missing
4Whyslioulld we mouth it ?- Comn
pounding felony is, if not quietly
whispered, very often broadly hint
ed. 'That such arrangements made
~with thieves and robbers are of fre
nuenfooccqrrence, no one doubts.
~Human nature is weak and detec
tives ar .pm-eliable.- The banker
lha $50,000 worth of United States
bonds 'stoleni from his safe. . This
'amtount-of inoney or its representa
itve snaimnly withdrawn from his
- espital may ruin him. If he leaves
Smatter- with the detectives, he
nay or may not get his money
se~ia;the probability of chances is
L --against it. -Say he -is fortunate
enough to recover his money ; he
will have to pa roundly for it. The
fact of his having lost such a large
amoui9~nt~ of mnoney, if his credit is
sashirre .m3ay wreck him financial
ly~~ flyj banken -or-merchantt is a
any'i's ian and of an excitable
disposition, his name and the cir~
camnstanees of the -i'obbery, printed
in ,large letters, will be~ published
in 'a thousand pape.. throughout
the' country. Very frequently the
facts 'of the larceny will be written
in, such an . exaggerated manner,
e 'sis even innuendoes express
~carelessness and imbe
fr .to money, or just as
fla. stated that the
- e as large as
a visit )eration.
have paid several thousands of dol
larAo - secure them. The facts.-I
have briefly descanted on are known
to many on Wall and Broad streetts
and on Exchange place.
.!ome five years ago tiro or-three
good .places were wanted in Ten
pletoa for certain quite respectable
old gentleman. They were by 'no
mean superannuated men, nor had
they gone beyond their period of
usefulness. These old gentlemen,
who were perfectly suave, honest,
and correct, had been unlucky in
life, but uire fortunate enough to
have yw r friends whom thev
.(the old geAteen) had helped at
the outset of their careers. Clerks
had got to be men of wealth and
position, while the old heads of the
firms who had first employed them
had gone down in the world.
A savings bank, the Fountain,
with an ample capital furnished by.
the younger men, was founded, not
so much for the accommodation of
the thrifty poor, as for the personal
advantage of the two eminently
honest, quiet and recspectable old
gentlemen, who,' drawingrmodest
$1,500 to $1,800 a year, could man
age matters quite satisfactorily for
the' Fountain Savings Bank, the I
stockholders, the depositors and
themselves. As economy was a
paramount consideration, no extra
clerks were to be hired. The two I
old gentlemen were to act as ]
cashiers, treasurers, book-keepers, I
entry clerks, and general account
Matters went on quite pleasantly.
Occasionally deposits came i n, i
which were increased, and the old I
gentlemen, cultivating the neigh-)
borhood, warmed up with the work,
and conscientiously did their duty
when they advocated thrift 'and f
economy. In fact, the results were "I
quite satisfactory, and the old gen
tlemen, for a certain time were I
never happier in their lives thanI
when managing the Fountain.
One day there lounged in a quiet i
looking man, certainly a mechanic,,!
and of the better class, too. The
man's clothes were decent, a trifle I
worn, and he had on a colored shirt. I
There might have been just a' curl of f
wood shaving mixed with his hair, <
and from the brim of his hat as he i
t(ok it off, there fell a little shower.
of awdust. In fact he smelt of I
.ef16i.pine, and. was, to.alfintents i
and purposes, a carpenter. <
.".Ee-was not a rich din," he
said, "only able to save a scrap. here
and there. Careful wife. Nothing~
like that, but a growing family. -
Good boss and all that, and fair 4
wages. What the boss paid him,
on a pinch, might.- keep them all,
but was doing a fair stroke of night
work. Wasn't a spreer. Took his
drinkisometimes,. when he wanted
to,' but not 'habitual. The gentle
men in the bank knew that a little
never did any harm. Yes ; he
thought they were sensible.. Well,
passing along-he went by the
Fountain Savings every blessed
day-thought he would drop in.
Was it only six per cent. they gave.:
That wasn't enough. Wasn't a
business man much, but had heard
that money was worth as much as
that by the single month over in
New York. What-did they do with
their money ? Well, bond and
mortgage was safe. Would they
1aLhim.have. a.statemnenet IDidn't
expect he would understand much,
but the old woman and the boss
woud, ind he would carryit home.
Liked the look of the Fountain.
Was a plain man himself, and,
though he would' ba glad"enough
himself to build the insides of 'some
~of those savings banks, with their
-ose-wood moldings and beadings,
and that sort of' thing ; didn't be
Teve it heclped a concern much.
Would 'da for a hotel or' a larber
shop, but he went in for what was
plain, he did, and he would bid
them good morning, and he might
or might not call again."
A week afterward he did call, ac
aampnied by a friend, and the -two
~old gentismen felt sure of opening
a new account.
"It's the boss. He believes in
savings banks, and he and the old
woman says they think you are safe
-they do," said the carpenter. '"Pity
you hadn't thought of it before,
Hosea," said the boss, "though I
ain"t a bit better offinor you. What
I have got is some mighty sorry
houses-had to take 'em from a
mechanic's lien. Hang me, if work
men ain't better off now than the
bosses. If this here Hosea does
make a deposit or so, and a fellow
wanted just a little mortgage on a
fair house-first mnortgage,inud you
-you would- 't mind cbliging a
man, would you'? Of course I know
that's a m atie r the Directors
usually looks to. Hosea, you ain't
got a circular, have you? Left it
1home ? Well, then, let me have
another. Hosea, put your money
inat once, and that's my advice,"
for a circular, the boss ceased
The journeyman carpenter haul
ed out a wallet, and counted out
slowly, one, two, five, fifteen, twen
ty, thirty dollars-most of it one
dollar bills, and a great deal of it in
fractional currency and some five
cent pieces. Some of the small
bills fell on the*floor. Now the
obliging Cashier made it seventy
ive cents too little, and now it was
lifty cents too much. In the mean
time the other old emoipyee was
looking up a circular. He wanted
i fresh one, with a pea green cover,
For Hosea's boss. At last the count
was made correct, a pass book was
brought, and the big book for sig
aatures was graced with Hosea's
ignature after quite an amount of
labor and a blot. The circular of
the Fountain Savings Bank, with
the pea-green cover, was then po
litely handed to Hosea's Boss, and
they left, as did at the same time a
:ertain tin box, containing exactly
.20.000 in 'United States bonds, the
roperty of the before-mentioned
Fountain Savings Bank of Temple
How it was done, no one ever
inew, and no one will ever pretend
to know. All the old gentlemen
knew about it was, thats when the
lay's labor was over, some five
2ours afterward, when they went to
ock up the safe, the black lacquer
>ox was gone!
Police! Detectives !
Of course they were put to it
traight, and they moused over it,
md ferreted at it, and got on a
rail, which they declared to be as
;trong as a cable, which twisted it
;elf into two trails, then into three,
6d then into a thousand, -each
ktrand of which turned out to be as
fey as a eobweb, and would not
;tndJ.ny tension. Then-the Foun
ain Savings Bank Directors, with
uch good sense and no small ex
)nditure of money, gave the detect
Queensby was one of the Direct
)rs of the Fountain, and though the
oss of the $20,000 never worried
dim at all, as the Fountain was per
'ectly solvent, and if necessary he
sould have made up any deficiency
n their capital in five months, nev
.rtheless Queensby was curious to
mow how the trick was done. Be
ng of a singularly persistent, and
)bstinate nature, he thought it over
or minutes, and then was forced to
~ive it up.:
-Somie thirty days aftei the rob
,et Qiieensby-was ini ths Orridor
otel, in Xew-'York.s He had an
mgagement--with-a es.pitalist, and
was waiting for him. Presently a
gentleman came toward him, look
.ng him right straight in the face.
nd. said: "Are you not Joseph
"I am," was the reply.
"Well, then," said the person,
presenting a card, "this is my name.
ake it. It may be of use to you
Mr. Queensby took the card and
read, "Chaucer Loftus."
"Mr. Loftuis? And how can you
be of use to me ?
"I am to be found very often here,"
said-Mr. Loftus. "though I make
aio appointments. People mostly
and me when they want me," added
Mr. Loftus, rather sharply.
"I am still ignorant of how you
ean serve me," replied Mr. Queens
"What about those bonds ?" in
guired Mr. Loftus, in the m->st non
ealent way, and, bowing to Mr.
Now there was nothing remarka
ble about Mr. Loftus. His mien
was quiet and his bearing that of a
gentleman. He wore no jewelry,
save a quiet guard chain. His
mustache was not dyed, and there
was not even the faintest glimmer
of flash about him. If there was
anything remarkable about the man
it was that his linen was particular
ly well done up, and that his hands
and feet, of peculiarly elegant pro
portions, were neatly gloved and
"Bonds !" said Mr. Quieensby:
"can this man know anything about
them? Can he be a receiver ? Im
possible." Nevertheless Queensby
ound it worth his while to frequent
the Corridor Hotel quite often.
Once again Chaucer Loftus, Esq.,
Luietly approached h i mn. The
words were few."
"'Bonds !" said the Director.
"Precisely," was the reply.
"You have them ?"
"I never said so."
"To come to business-what are
they w orth? I ask for Cu
riosity's sake. What would we
have to pay to get them back ?"
"Twenty-five per cent. on the
dollar-say $5.000. neither more or
less," and away went Mr. Loftus.
Police and detec'ives again.
More chain cables of facts, twist
ed around detective capstans. Some
seem as if they would stand some
small amount of tun,u- but when
a true strain was put on them, they
commenced parting again,like rotten
fishing lines. Now and then some
thing was booked up. but when it
did come up. the snoods, were
found either to have had their
hooks snapped. or to have brought
to the surface bunches of worthless
weeds. Every possible presu:rve
was fished: and at last, at last
some person was arrested who had
been trying to sell the bonds. Not
that the detectives found it out. but
it came to the .urface in a natural
way. Examination took place, and
the court got up a b!ind alley. Jus
tice sometimes gets there of its own
accord,the goddess being blind itself,
and that was the end of it. Young
man who had the bonds honorably
discharged-only saw the bonds for
a second-never handled them, and
that was the proper conclusion, for
the young man was undoubtedly
Now the Fountain Directors met
againe. Wiggles made aln impres
sive speech, as did Woggles, (the
mlatter the ore exhaustive.) The
two old gentlemen who took Hosea's
1-30 when he took their 820,000,
with the assistance of his boss,
were catechised for the five-hun
dredth time, and were worse mud
dled and more at sea in their state
ments than ever. Liko the cat in
Little Alice, all they could say was
that "it vanished." The poor old
igentlemen went home, utterly ex
tinguished, and took to their beds
for weeks.. Wiggles said: "Philan
thropy demanded that the money
must be found ;" and so did Wog
ales. "Much good can be done with
$20,000." "Less twenty-five per
cent," said Wuggles, the financier
ing director, "with great care and
good judgment them twenty .thou
sand dollars, less twenty five per
cent, as my brother Director says,
may fructify-in fact, put us on our
Jegs again." "The Fountain may
still give out streams of fluid. to the
,thirsty, said Waggles. "But you
are compounding with felony," re
marked Mr. Queensby, quite sharp
ly. "I ask you if there is the least
chance of getting our bonds back
any other way ?" put in Wiggles,
"None in the least. The detect
ives-- went on to say Queensby.
"Are quite as bad as the thieves,"
arose as one voice the cry of all the
"Compound then," sa i d Mr.
Not one of the other directors
said yes ; but they all nodded, and
though the book of minutes has no
record of the fact, Mr. Queensby
acted on their judgment.
"How much now ?" asked Queens
by, meeting Chaucer Loftus at the
"Now ? oh 35," benignly said Lof
"It was 25 before."
"Now they are 35; they may be
50 before long."
"Is this your address ?" asked the
"Certainly it is, and not ashamed
of the neighborhood."
"I will think over it. I may see
you again to-day.
Quensby went to his bank and
drew a certified cheek for $7,000,
and lmuried to the address on Mr.
It was a neat, quiet-looking resi
dence. A tidy maid-servant who
opened the door said, "Mr. Loftus
was in," and Queensby was ushered
into the, drawing-room. The parlor
was plainly, yet comfortably fur
nished - on the walls there hung
quite a neat collection of engravings,
and the table was covered with mag
azines and with two or three recent
ly-published English works of mer
Mr. Loftus came in after a few
"I have brought with me this cer
tified check for $7,000, and now the
bonds." said Mr. Queensby.
"What bonds: Bonds'? You must
be mistaken-an error, doubtless !
I never had the pleasure of seeing
you before. Catharine ?" Mr. Lof
tus touched the bell. "Show this
gentleman the door."
"Is this your card, Sir ?" asked
Mr. Queensby, enraged.
"My card ? Strange ! How did
it come into your hands ? A mis
take-a comedy of errors. Catha
rine, show this person to the door,
and say to your mistress to have
little Gertrude dressed, and that
her papa intends taking a utroll
Queensby was dumbfounded at
this coo]ness, paused a moment,
then left. Next day he was again
~at the Corridor Hotel, and
wa r oftus.This
Jwords were brief - .
nabloo1 As t ikke a certi& -'
yett mustiate's 'very poof'
of myvability Bring notn a tm
house any time within an hour."
And Mr. Loftus, evading any mor(
Queenisby drew out the money
and in an hour afterwards was ei
Mr. Loftus' house.
-.-Now mv sweet pet," said Mr
Loftus to a pretty blonde-hai ec
child, who was building blocks or
the floor as Mr. Que?nsby entered
--Papa has business now, and can
not be disturbed. So, now, thatO
a darling; run to Catharine and gel
dressed. and by-and-by papa will
take you out for a walk. You will
excuse me. Mr. Queensby," coutin
ned the fond parent, as lie kissed
the child and waived her to the
door. "Little girls want so much
more petting than boys." Now the
child was gone, and Queensby and
Loftus were alone. His mannei
hardly changed. "Ah, I perceive
von have the notes. You will
count them. Seven thousand dol
lars? Correct. You will give them
--And the bonds ?" inquired Mr.
"You shall have them : but I want.
and must have the money first." said
Mr. Loftus, just as quietly as ever.
catting the leaf of a magazine witi
a mother-of-pearl pap ar-knife.
"What security have I that the
bonds will be returned ?" inquired
--The word of a thief, Sir," said
Mr. Loftus, closing the book with
a snap, and looking squarely af
Queensby. "If you will give me
the money, I shall lock it up here,
and you must trust me. If not,
take your money away with you. I
you consent to my terms, in five
minutes the bonds will be in youx
possession. I could not give them
to you if I wanted to, for they arc
With a tremor Queensby handed
over the piles of bills to Loftus, who,
opening a safe in the back room,
locked them securely up.
' "We will now go to the Hotel"
and saying this Queensby and Lof
tus went into the street. The wea
ther was cold, and both had on
their overcoats. .
"A drink this raw morning woulJ
be excellent," remarked Mr. Loftus.
"The branly at the Corridor is
passable. I mostly import my own
in small quantities. In New York
everybody adulterates brandy s
much. Is it not a shame that
Union square, which should be the
tidiest of all places, is always it
such a shocking condition ? and
that little scoundrel of a newsbov,
who has splashed the mud over us.
No, I do not want a newspaper," 114
said to the newsboy, "and clear out.
A dirty, ragged news boy, thus ad
dressed, who had a bundle of paper:
under his arm, gazed at the speaker
Mr. Loftus, for a moment with the
utmost contempt, and then made
use of some decidedly impertineni
expressions. Mr. Loftus made ar
attempt to strike the rude boy wit]
his neat umbrella, which blow the
boy evaded, jostling against Mr
Quensby. Tihe incident was soor
forgotten, as they neared the hotel
when Mr. Queensby's anxiety in
creased. "Have I," he remarked t<
himself, "been fool enough to throw
away $7,000? If he is going t<
humbug me, 1 am capable of shoot
ing him. What about those bonds ?
lhe said aloud.
"Bonds ! Why, my dear Sir, mr
dear Mr. Queensby, here you havy
been carrying on Broadway, in th<
most crowded thoroughfare of the
city, some twenty thousand dollars
wvorth of UTnited States bonds wrap
ped up in an old newspaper in you
pocket. It is a mercy you have no
been robbed. Your escape can on
ly be accounted for by the fact thi
the outside of the package by nc
means represents the value of th<
Mr. Queensby felt in his overcoa
pocket, and sure enough there wa
a goodly-sized package. The hotel
was reached, and in a private corne.
the package was examined, and the
bonds, twenty thousand dollars
worth in all, was found to be cor
rect. Whether Queensby and Lof
tus tried the brandy at the bar o
the Corridor we do not know. Ho'
the bonds came into Queensby'
pocket can only be accounted for b:
the supposition that the newsbo:
put them there, but how these bond:
,were taken from the Fountain, is
still a mystery.
This is precisely how, in this par
ticular circumstnce, a felony wai
compounded. There was no safe:
Isaving's bank than the Fountain c
Templeton,and daring the late pan
ic there was not even a run on it.
Of course no pitcher can always
keep going to the well and not ge
broken. So Chaucer Loftus, Esq., og
the forger and bond thief, whos<
Ireal name is Spencer or "Spence
tis, got hauled up in due proces<
of time, and is now an inmate of th<
State Prison of Massachusetts
but not on account of any little ir
,.eiartywih the Fn nt air
THE NLEVjF' IN THE BIBLE.
On the seventh day Go 1 nded
On the seveitlh m1onth Noa'.1
ark tonehed th f.gnud.
In seven1 days a dove was sc-nt.
Abraham, pleadedd sevin tim'-s fol
Jacob wourned seven days for Jo
Jacob se!rved seven years for Ra
And vet another seven vears
Jacob was pnirsued a seven (ays
journey by Laban.
A plenty of seven years and a fam
ine of seven years were foretold in
Pharaoh's dream by' seven fat and
seven lean beasts, and Feven ear.i ol
full and seven ears of blasted corn.
On the seventh day of the sev
enth month the children of Israel
fasted seven days in their tent.
Every seven days the land rest
Every seventh year the law was
read to the people.
In the destruction of Jericho sev
en persons bore seven trumpets
seven days; on the seventh day
they surrounded the walls seven
times, and at the end of the seventh
round the walls fell.
Solomon was seven years build
ing the temple, and fasted seven
days at its dedication.
In the tabernacle were seven
The golden candlesticks had sev
Naaman washed seven times in
the river Jordan.
Job's friends sat with him sev
en days and seven nights, and of
fered seven bullocks and seven rams
for an atonement.
Our Savior spoke seven timeE
from the cross, on which he hung
seven hours, and after his resurec
tion appeared seven times. -
In the Revelations we read ol
seven churches, seven candle-sticks
seven stars, seven trumpets, sever
plagues, seven thunders, seven vials.,
seven angels, and a seven-headed
A WonD TO Gir.s.-The woman
who is indifferent to her looks is no
true woman. God meant woman
-to be attractive, to look well, to
please, and it is one of their duties
to carry out this intention of her
maker. But that dress is to do all,
and to suffice, is more than we can
be brought to believe. Just be
cause we do love to see girls look
well, as well as live to some purpose,
we would urge upon them such a
course of reading and study as will
counter such as no Modiste can sdip
ply. A well-known author - once
wrote a pretty essay on the power
of education to beautify-that it
absolutely chiseled the features i
that he had seen many a clumsy
nose and thick pair- of lips so mod
ified by thought awakened and ac
tive sentiment as to be unrecogniza
ble. And he put it on that ground
that we so often see people, homely
and unattractive in youth. bloom
in middle life into a softened Indian
summer of good looks and mellow
A CHEsam Hon.-Of all the
blessings enjoyed by human beings,
there is none better or more desira
ble, than a cheerful happy home. Ii
is, therefore, the first duty of every
one to endeavor to promote the
most amicable relations in the home
circle. A single bitter word maJ
disqjuiet a family for a wle day
One surly glance may cast a gloon
over the house-hold ; while a smilE
like a gleam of sunshine may ligh;
up the darkest and weariest hours
Like unexpected flowers whici
spring up along our path, full o
freshness, fragrance, and beauty, s<
the kind words, and gentle acts
and sweet dispositions, make the
home where peace and amity dwell
No matter how humble the abode
if it be thus garnished with good
ness and sweetened with kindness
and smiles, the heart will turn long
ingly toward it from all the tum?ults
of the world; andhome, though i
be ever so homely, will be the dear
est spot beneath the circuit of th<
The omission of a comma ha!
frequently given a very awk war<
turn to a seutence. We remem
ber an epitaph which suffered se
verely from such an oversight. I
ran pretty much as follows
"Erected to the memory of Johr
Phillips, accidentally shot as a
mark of affection by his brother.'
A GOOD RULE.
'Tis well to walk with a cheerful heart,
Whenever onr fortunes call,
With a friendly glance, an open hand,
And a gentle word for all.
Since life is a thorny and diffienlt path,
Where tonl is the portion of man,
We all should endeavor, while passio3
To mate it a smooth as we can.
GEMS OF THOUGHT.
Compare what you have done
with what you might have done.
Laziness grows on people; it
begins in cobwebs and ends in iron
We often hear of people being
very brilliant in their own circle,
who shed very little light beyond
Govern the child by gentleness;
even the camel moves not swifter
before the whip than behind the
The greater the difficulty, the
more glory is there in surmount
ing it. Skillful pilots gain their
rputation from storms and tem
Time can heal the wounds of the
body over which it holds its em
pire ; but those of the soul, like
the soul itself, spurn its transitory
There is no point on which the
world is so sensitive as that of
age. Many people would sooner
coniss their worst sin, their most
rediculous weakness, than the
date of their birth.
Courage, when genuine, is nev
erl cruel. It foresees evil. Its
trepidations conic either before
or after danger In the midst of
peril it is calm and cool. It is
generous, especially to the fall
Among many other evils that
attend gaming are these: loss
of time, loss of reputation. loss of
health, loss of fortune, loss of tem
per, the ruin of families, defraud
ing of creditors, and at last the
loss of life itself.
The deceitfulness of the heart
produces ignorance of ourselves.
It keeps men strangers to their
own characters, and speaks of
peace when the moral principle is
ready to burst with antagonism
It is a proof of man's adoration
of the other sex that in all ages
the virtues have. ever been repre
ined by females, showing that
women have always been more
pleasing, 'pure, and attractive by
their perfection and grace.
War's presence is a curse, its
breath is cruelty, and its progress
isinseparable from sights and tears,
and libations of human blood.
Yet war is called glorious, and
those who are most successful in
its work of carnage are styled he
Our inquiries into immortality
are, alas! too often made in the
time of mourning and sorrowful
bereavement, and therefore our
views are not sufficiently bright
and cheering. We never walk
amid the graves save with crape
upon our faices.
Cruelty to dumb animals is
one of the distinguishing vices
of the basest of the people.
IWherever it is jound, it is a cer
-tain mark of ignorance and mean-.
ness ; art intrinsic mark, which
all the external advantages of
wealth, splenidor, and nobility can
Nothing exists so base and vile
as not to have some redeeming
quality. There is no poison with
out some antidote ; no precipice,
however barren, without some
Strace of~ verdure ; no desert, how
Sever vast, without some spring to
a refresh the parched traveller.
3SUNsHINE.-Sunshine is -beauti
ful and joy-inspiring always. All
things animate take on a newv life
in its presence. Not a flower but
Sgratefully recognizes it, not a
song-bird but carols the sweeter
under its touch. How the riv
>ulets fiash, and the broad waters
a skimmer to its glance, wvhile the
valley atmosphere is goldenly
t ahaize, and the grand old woods
3 and mountains are all aflame with
I its kisses. Ear th, that under the
' cloud and the night-shade seemed
Slike one stricken with a mighty
sorrow, now treads her round of
space like a new-crowned queen.
- Who amid the gushing sunshine
fcan think of aught but life, health,
Sjoy. music, beauty, and splendor!
s Gentleness subdues all hearts,
fand also ennGbles them. Not on
Sly vice is seductive, virtue is so
likewise, and in equal measure.
3 Who can resist the charms of love
aud kindliness? Who can insult
- a meek and gentle person with
3 out at once blushing at his own
r vileness ? Who would give himself
up to unrestrained passion wvhen
-he has the happiness of beholding
undisturbed equanimity of mind
t ever beasing on him from a cheer
1 ful, smiling countenance.
How to put a horse "on his met
~tie." Shoe him.
White paper ought to be cheaper
SITTING UP WIT I 1ElR.
She was ex1pucting him Sunday9
nig'ht. the plo i curtains were
down. the old folks notified that it
was haltliv to go to bed at 8 o'clo!-k
and Johnny bribwl with -a cent. to
)Frmit himself to br. ilckt-d away
at sundown. He sne:-ked up the
path. one eye on the do. and the
other watching for t1he .ol man
who didn't like him any tJO well.
gave a faint kicwk at the door. and
it was opened, and lie was escorted
into the parlor. He said he couldn't
stay but a minute. though he didn't
mean to go home for hours. She
wanted to know how his mother
was; if his father had returned
from York State; if his brother
Bill's rheumatism was any better,
and he went over and sat down on
the sofa so as not to strain his
voice. The conversation flagged.
and he played with his hat, and she
nibbled at the sofa tidv. He final
ly said that it was a beautiful even
ing. and she replied that her grand
father predicted a snow- storn. He
said he guessed it wouldn't snow.
as the moon was not crooked enough
to hang a powder horn on the end.
and she said she didn't believe it
would either. This mutual under
standing seemed to give them both
courage. and then he wanted to
know if she had seen Bill Jones
lately. She hadn't, she said, and
she didn't want to. Then they
went on talking about the donation
visit which was to be given before
long to Elder Berry, and he care
lessly dropped his hand on hers
his right hand, while his left a:-i
sneaked along the sofa and got be
iiind her shoulders. -She prefended
not to rotice it, and he looked
down at his boots and wanted to
know if she thought mutton tallow
rotted out his boots faster than lard
or lampblack. She couldn't say,
but she had an idea that it did. He
had just commenced to hook fingers
with her, when she discovered some
thing ailed the lamp. She rose up,
and turned the light down a half,
making the room look dim. It took
him five minutes to get hold of her
fingers again, and she pretended to
want to draw her hand away all the
time. After a long pause, he lower
ed his voice to a whispee, and said
he didn't see what made folks love
each other. She bit her handker
chief and admitted her ignorance.
He said that he could name a dozen
young men who were going to get
married right away, and his arm fell
d ownl and gave her a hug. Then
he went over and looked out of tLe
window to make sure that it was or
was not going to snow, and coming
back, he turned the light down a
little more. and then sat down. and
wanted to know if she didn't want
to rest herself by leaning her head
on his shoulder.
Ah, me ! We have all been there,
and who of us cared a cent when
the old clock struck twelve, and we
five miles from home ? The old man
was fast asleep ,the watch-dog gone
a visiting, and the handsomest girl
in the counti'y didn't see why we
need be in a hurry.
Perhaps I shouldn't have written
of this. but as I was going by Saun
der's the other day, thinking of the
night I heard him whisper in her
ear at spelling-school that he'd love
her very shadow as long as he lived,
hle raised the window anfl called to
her, as she was picking up chips in
"Sue Saunders, come in here and
find the bar's grease for my sore
iheel, or Ill break every ben : in
your body."-Dan bury New.
PAY As You G-o.-Micawber is
scarcely a reputable character, and
certainly not one to be held up for ad
miration. Yet at least one of his ob
servations deserves to be impressed on
persons who claim to be infinitely
more respectable. Income four shil
lings, expenses threc, r'emaiuder happi
neds. Income six shillings, expenses
seven, result unhappiness. The pro
cess is both simple and conclusive. It
is a lesson we all need. But it is one
which is usually mastered only when
the last creditor refuses to trust us.
This crowning act of merey is usually
conisidered the hardest blow. And
yet to many men the imipossibility of
obtaining credit any longer has proved
their saf'vation. No one will spend
mioney where everything can be ob
tained without it. And the more un
Iimited their credit, the more reckless
people become about expenses and the
mieans of defraying themi. The fact
of paying as we go acts as a vigorous
check on extravagaut habits. A very
spendthrift wouldXbe reclaimed by res
olutely adhering to this rule. It is
only on the credit system that a man
can spend what he hasn't got. I pro
mise to pay, however honestly intend
ed, is not exactly equivalent to the
value received. As long as credit
will carry us along, let Old Nick take
the consequescee, seems to be the pre
vailing principle. And he generally
does take care that they shall result as
unpleasantly as possible for all concern
ed. To "pay as you. go" may involve
much self-denial and inconvenience;
but ti is one way in which a man can.
be just to himself or his neighbor.
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LIE'S BRIGUTEST HOUR.
Not lng siLce I met a gentle.
man who is assessed for more
than a million. Silver was in his
iII.: care upon his brow, and- ie
stooped beneath his burden of
wealth. We were speaking of
that period of life when we had
realized the most perfect enjoy
mnCt. or1 rathier when we had
found the happiness nearest to
being unalloyed. "Pi[tell -you,"
said the millionaire, "when was
the happiest hour of my life. At
the age of one and twenty I had
saved up .800. I was earning
8500 a year, and my father, did
not take it from me, only requir
ing that 1 should pay my board.
At the age of twenty-one I had
secured a pretty cottage, just out
side of the city. I was able to pay
two-third; of the value down, and
also to f, enish it respectably. I
was Imarried on Sunday-'a Sun
day in June -at my father's house.
Hy wife had come to me poor in
purse, but rir-h in the wealth of her
womanhood. The Sabbath and
the Sabbath night we passed be
neath my father's roof, and on
Uonday morning, I went to. my
work, leaving my mother and sis
ter to help in preparing my home.
On Monday evening, when the la
bors of the day was done, I went
not to the paternal shelter, as in
the past, but to my own house
my own home. The holy atmos
phere of that hour seems to sur
round me even now in the memo
ry. l openecd the door of my cot
tage and entered. I laid my hat
upon the little stand in the hall
and passed on to the kitchen
our kitchen and dining-room wer-e
all one then. I pushed open the
kitchen door and was-in heaven.
The table was set against the wvall
-the evening meal was r-eady
prepared by the hands of her who
came to be my help-meet indeed
as well as in name-and by the
table, with,e throbbing, expectant
look upon her lovely .and loving
face stood my wife. .I tried to
speak but could only clasp the
waiting augel to my bosom, thus
showing to her the ecstatie burden
of my heart. The years have
p a s s e d-long, long years-and
worldly wealth hAs flowed in upon
me, and I am honored and envied;
but as true as heaven, I would
give it all-every dollar-for the
joy of the hour of that Juno eve
ning in the long, long ago."
Preservation of JHuan Skulls.
At the convent of San Sabi, located
on the margin of a horrible mountain
gorge between Jerusalem and the Dead
Sea, supplos3d to be the wilderness
where John The Baptist preached,
there is an immense collection of
skulls, piled up like cannon balls in a
navy yard. That has the reputation
of being the oldest convent in that
part of the world, and those stacks of
heads are those of monks who lived
and died there in the course of thir
teen hundred years.
The next extraordinary collection of
the remains of humanity exists' about
four miles from Folkestone, in the
town of Hlythe, Kent, England; it is
traceable to a bloody battle. fought
between the Anglo-Britons and an in
vading army of savnge Danes, in the
reign of Ethelwulf A. D. 843. The
Britons triumphed and thirty thou
sand were left dead on the field of
slaughter. Being too- weary to bury
the bodies, they left them to whiten
in open air. When quite dry and
white the bones. principally skulls,
were gathered and placed in a stone
crpt, preplared for them 1?29 years
ago. These skulls indicated men of
lar'e size. and were corr'oborated by
bonle of the limbs, superior to those
lineal representatives in England.
Their teeth were sound and strong but
worn down shorit, indicating a hard
kind of food, halbitually. The native
skulls are easily recognized.
Perhars on this continent astound
ing discoveries are to be made respect
ing races that preceded the Indians.
Skulls of the mounds~ clearly p)rove a
higher type thian is recognized in
whiat are calld aboriginal skulls dug
up fr'om In dim groves. Phrenology
and cranioev arec sciencees that deal
eclusively with facts. hence it is pro
bable that e ur i ou s developmecnts
through their agency in regard to a
remote antiqjuity may 1>e anticipated
in the progress of events.
\\IT FRoM! TEE PULPT.-It is rela
ted of a certain New England di
vine who flourished not manny years
ago, and whose matrimonial rela
tions were s-.ipposed not to - have
been of the most agreeable kind,
that one Sabbath morning while
reading to his congregation the'par
able of the supper. in which ocrnirs
the passage, "And imother said I
have bought five yoke of oxen, and
I go to prove them; I pray thee
have me excused. And another
said. I have married a wife and
therefore cannot cork e"--suddenly
paused at the end and looking
around on1 his hearers. said with
emphasis: ~The fact is. z~ breth -