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. R. STEVENS, Boston, Mass,
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With life's bowers and roses entwine,
And our lives would be darkened byrerrors
Did we even, like cats, possess nine!
They would pe rhaps all of themn wasted,
And be recklessly squandered away,
And not half of the joys would be tasted
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And use life for its noblest of ends,
Then when daut to its dust is returning
We shall live in the hearts of our friends.
Jennie Huntley sat thoughtfully
reading two letters. Her father
and brother had long since finished
their breakfast and departed to
their daily avocations. Still she
did not move - her barely tasted
coffee had grown cold, and the
spaniel, FIoqs, waited in vain for
his usual knob of sugar.
Very pretty was Jennie, though
now an anxious frown contracted
her delicate brows. The male pop
ulation.of Colnwood were not far
wrong when they declared her to
be the belie of the town. Not of
ten would you meet with such a
pure-tinted complexion, such lus
trous dark e-es, such a coronal
of glossy chestnut plaits, or such a
At length she rose,and ringing
to have the table cleared, went
about her usual household occu
She neglected nothing. The pan.
try was duly inspected, stores were
given out, pastry was made, and
the necessary amount of dusting
was accomplished. But during the
performance of these customary
duties, her face never lost its dis.
trait, preoccupied expression.
The last post the night before
had brought her an offer of mar
riage. Tf he offer was from a gen
tleman whom she respected much,
but certainly did not love. He
was, though, very rich, and the
owner of considerable property in
Then by the first post that
morning had come another propo
sal. Strange to say, from the
cousin of her other suitor. He,
however, had neither land nor
money to boast of, being by pro.
fession an artist, and at present
only an unknown, unappreciated
Hence arose Jennie's difficulty.
Sbe liked her rich lover, but alas !
for the contrariety of human na
ture, she loved her poor one. But,
then, all her life she had had to
pinch and contrive, and manage.
Her father was a poor 'doctor~ in a
poor parish, and every pound his
patients paid him was spent in an -
ticipation long before it found
its way into his waiting hand.
A new pair of gloves or a newv
ribbon was a subject for deep re
joicing to his pretty daughter,
while the cunning turnings and
twistings and retrimmings that
her bonnets and dresses under
went would fairly have astonished
a young lady of more ample
Consequently, a sharp temptation
now assailed her. Should she bid
adieu to poverty, an shabbiness,
and second-rate living, and accept
George Morley, and with him the
certainty of a splendid home, car
riages, plentiful jewelry, and all
those countless luxuries that
wealth alone can purchase? Or
should she-bravely resisting the
enticing prospect-consent to be
come Guy Morley's wife, and by
her presence and sy mpathby soothe
and encourage him in his struggles
an d disappointments ?
IIt was hard to decide, and all
the morning she hesitated and wa
vered. In the afternoon irr-esolu
tion was no longer possible. Yet
even with her desk open) and writ
ing materials ready, she paused.
Whbat should she do? Which should
it be ? At last, with pale face
and compressed mouth, she dipped
her pen in the ink and wrote two
short notes. And the one of ac
cptance as for' George Morley
and the other one of rejection was
fr his cousin Gov.
These despatched, she hoped hei
her mind would be at peace. But tb
no, she felt wretched and misera- Bu
ble, and in the twilight, when she nal
played to her Eather and sang his th<
favorite old ballads, her vQice had ]
a barsh, strained ring, and sud- wo
denly, in the midst of the conclud- ag
ing verse of "Auld Robin Gray,"
she broke down completely and thi
burst into tears.
"Why, Jennie child, are you not voi
well ? Is anything the matter,
dear ?" exclaimed her father. but
"'-my head aches. I will gVo mu
to bed,. I think. Good-night, sin
Once in her room the pent-up
feelings so long repressed -had wr
their way- Now that it was too
late,she would havo given herright 1me
hand to have been able to retract do
her decision. Position and corn- I
fort, dresses and diamonds of what gr
value would they be to her with- shc
out him ?ch'
A sleepless night passed, and she on
arose tired and heavy-eyed. Every
knock at the door, every ring at fro
the bell, caused her to tremble wr,
with fear and appebension. She
must except an early visit from thc
her favored suitor; she must ex- '
pect him to arrive radiant with cou
triumph, and how should she meet I
him? . o10
It was evening, but he had not an
come. Her father had been called J
to a patient at some distauce, her be
brothers had gone to attend a lec- hei
ture on vivisection, and Jennie Wi
was alone in the drawing-room.
She could not sit still; so out It
through the open French window hai
she stepped, and across the ser
smooth-cut grass. ten
At the end of the lawn was a all
moss-grown path, and up and be
down this she paced, her dress of ha<
grey making her moving figure I I
distinctly visible against the som- wil
bre background of an ivy-colored wb
The sunset hour was past, the wa
opal hues of the sky were darken
ing, when a step on the gravel he
startled her, and a man's figure no
came hastening toward her.'
Instinctively she recoiled and mo
would have fled ; but in a moment des
she was folded in strong arms and (
ot kisses fell on checks, and lips, slo
"I-I--" she began trying to ove
release herself. WO
The waning light revealed who cau
it was that held her in such close
embrace. Resistance was at an end liki
She forgot that her troth was tig
plighted elsewhere-forgot every
thing but the preseut rapture, as to
she let her head droop forward on ha~
Guy's breast. o
"Oh ! my darling-my darling !" his
e murmured in passionate ac
cents, "what have I done to de. per
serve such happiness? I scarcely '
dared to hope that you would be tre;
mine, and when I had your sweet fell
little letter. I think I was nearly "
delirious with joy for a time." the
"My letter? Why, it--why, ho
"You expected me before, dear- lov
est ? You thought me a tardy ~
wooer, did you not ? But I pie
ave strange and wonderful news anc
to tell you, only now I can think to
of nothing but you, my beautiful
"Oh ! Guy, stay-stay. Havest
you my letter with you ? Let me hei
see it, please ?"
Reluctantly, and with many
fond endearments, he withdrew pre
his arms and produced the precious a nl
She read it and her blushes me
were succeeded by a deadly pallor,'
as she discovered that she must E
have put the notes in the wrong lov
envelopes, so that the letter of ac- evc
ceptance had reached "G. Mor-ley,
Esq., care of Mrs. Prett, L aburn um des
Cottage," and the letter cf rejec- da~
tion hadl gone to "G. Morley, Esq., on
Petterwood Hall." Their initials fro
and surnamnes being the same haLd for
renered such a miscarriage per- fro
fetly easy and undetectable. ex~
Un wittingly she had obeyed the ab
dictates of the heart. Should she sig
now let things be as they were ? bai
Should she say no word, but yo!
allow her lover to remain in bliss- my
ful ignorance of her former mer- res
cenary determination ? No one yo
had be~t in her confidence : even ric
father had been unaware of
receipt of her two proposals.
t 'honor and loyalty whispered
She must tell Guy all, and
Ie had become impatient, and
uld have drawn her to his side
Lin, but she stepped back.
No, no, wait. 1-I have some.
ng to say to you."
[ery low and quivering was her (
Yes, darling, I am listening,
do not try my patience too
ch. You have not given me a
lo word of welcome yet."
Vbitr she grew.
I made a mistake. I did not
te this letter to you."
'Did not write that !etter to
Jennie ? Oh, Heaven ! what
you mean ?"
Ie had sprung forward and
sped her arm so fiercely that
.winced with pain. His face was
tstly, and his eyes were fixed
her with wild entreaty.
I had a proposal of marriage
n 'Mr. George Morley, and I
)te this letter to accept it."
'And what wa, -my answer, t
n ?' he hoarsely interrupted. r
It-I said 1 was sorry, but I
ld not be your-wife, but-"
Ie staggered back. The revul
3 of feeling was too much,
I he felt qtunned and dizzy.
or the first time since she had
un her explanation sh3 raised
head and looked at him.
th a cry she sprang to him.
Oh, Guy, forgive .me, forgive.
s you I care for, you I love. I
re been so unhappy ever since I
t the letters. It was his wealth
ipted me. I have been so poor
my life, and I thought it would
so nice to be rich ; but when I
I wrifttenI saw'my wickedness.
new I could never be happy
,h him, and I did not know
at to do. I have been dreading
t he would come all day, and I
s afraid to see him."
he clung to him in agony ; but
was pass've and silent, making~ r
motion to hold her.
Oh ! Guy, speak to me," she
aned ; "say you do not utterly
ently he disengaged her hands,
~vly ne retreated a pace.
You would have thrown me
r because I was poor; you ~
Lld have married George be
so he is rich."
Yes," she faltered, standing
Sa criminal before him, her
om heaving and her fingers
tly entwined, a
You would have done violencer
tour own feelings; you wouldr
*e deceived him by a pretence
affetion, when all the while
wealth was the attraction ?"
Yes," came the low, pitiful whis-r
And I-I should have been
ted as a daringr, presumptuous
No -nc ! I never should have
ught that. You do not know r
v bitterly 1 repent. Oh ! forgive
even if you can no longerL
a me i"
he wvaited, her very attitude
~ding for mercy ; then sadly
with lagging feet, she turned
carcely a dozen yards had she e
ceeded when with a hasty e
de or two he had overtaken S
he shrank away.
Sare me any further re
aches. You are cruelly just ; for a
ioment of weakness you wvould a
Le out a lifetime of punish
My darling !"c
he started and turned, and the r
she thought was forfeited for- t
r, she knew was hers still. I
I must tell you my news now, i
rest. I had a telegram yester
summoning me to London at
:e. I went and found it was &
i a firm of lawers. They in- 1
med me that a distant relation, e
m whom I had not the slightest I
ectations, had died and left me s
rge fortune. I stayed just to s
n a few papers and hurried .1
:k, for I was eager 'to have i
r answver. It was waiting at t
lodgings ; and, as soon as 1 1
d it, I came straight here. So I
see, dear, you will have a t
li huandi after all "
"Hush ! hush ! Don't, please P
ion't !" she becgged. th
"Forgive me, dear one ! I was ju
wrong to speak so. But you for-; t
;t that you have not yet sealed b
our promise to me." th
"What do yon mean ?" sv
"Not one kiss have I received, in
.nd 1 have been very patient, I ot
hink. Sweetheart, I claim my ca
lue now." G
She lifted her rosy lips and the at
cal was set to their betrotbal. lo
FOR TnE HERALD. 10
MOADBRIM'S NEW YORK
No. 52. h(
he Stock Exchange--Items of its History- la
Tacob Little-Fuller & Graham-Golden
Ball-Bonner's Flight-Novel Wed- S1
ding-Starvation and Death-Exit
Lambert, etc., etc.
Four doors from Wall street on nE
road is a large building with im- st
>osing front, which may be called bE
he financial Golgotha of New Yoik. m
'he entrance is bold and imposing, d(
nd glistens with tinsel and gord, g1
losely resembling in- its garniture C1
,nd style, a celebrated maison de of
oie made infamous by the demi-. bi
aonde and gamblers of Paris. Over of
he door should be placed the in PI
cription which Dante saw in his f
ision--"Who enters here leaves cl
tope behind ;" for in many respects al
t resembles the seething pool to r1
vhich the great high'priest of Latin 01
ong has given a painful and terri- hE
de immortality. It is literally a
alley of sculls,-the dry bones of C'
he ruined and the dead are scat- tb
ered about in every direction; its st
distory is one great sin from the at
tour of its foundation in 1797 at
[own to the moment when the joy of
ells of old Trinity rang out a glad 01
eal of welcome to 1878. in
Look up among the dusty rub. s
ish of your geirrets, and amid the at
2oldering debris of forty years ago, at
ou may perchance find an old tb
eography with a picture of the to
Iaestrom of Norway. The hapless S
2arner caught in that dreadful a.
Kool was not more certain of de- H
truction than the poor wretch an
cked into the whirlpool of the a:
lew York Stock Exchange. Drawn th
a amid the roar of the pitiless nl
raves there was still a hope in God, ye
ut here even this hope is denied of
em, for it seems as if they had pr
bandoned the doctrine of future lal
esponsibility, and counted on hap- m4
iness only in expectant annihila.. th
Ostensibly it is a body of high. bl
>ned gentlemen sociated for the tai
urpose of buying and selling pU
tocks, but it has graduated more no
obbers, thieves, forgers, and d'e- th
mlters than any other institution ]oi
ver conceived by the brain of man. to
f the evil only stopped with the H~
ain of its immediate membersit
rould be a matter of small mo- of
ent if the entire batch were swept do
:om the face .of the earth; but ha
Lese financial harlots have lured to ha
eir deadly embraces, fathers and the
rothers and sons, tempting them frc
n step by step in the hope of faf
normous gains, till prison walls Je
ntombed them, or death alone has Pc
aved them from infamy and dis- an
race. Come around to the visitors di<
ntrance on Wall stree.t and we will M
tep up into the gallery which looks fri
own upon the den where stocks as:
re gambled for and where fortunes th
re won and lost. th
Ascendinig the marble stairs, we ye
nd ourselves in a sort of ante-room; gi
n the left is the private meeting stJ
oom of the board, and on the right tir
be great hall where stocks and St
onds are bought and sold. The th
rea looks limited in comparison an
ith the vast amount of business to
one here from day to day. The to
-eneral color of the hall is dark, re- wi
eved by blue and gold. At the we
astern end is a desk, on which are an
eated the clerk, who calls the hi
tocks, and his assistants. They w~
.11 have a tough, leathery sort of nlE
ook, like'men who had been dipped th
a a tan vat and left there a little tic
oo long ; hair is scant on all their os
iads, there not being enough W
.mong the five to make a respect- bE
ble scratch for a second-rate bar- dE
~. I renolec one night in ai:
tris, many years ago, visiting
e rat-pen of Giovanni Leseppes.
st outside the barrier; he kept
em there for exhibition inclosed
P a wall of iron. There were
ousands and thousands of theni
rarming, climbing, tearing, fight
g each seeming intent upon the
her's death. When the fight be
me general, as it often did, old
ovanni would shake his fat sides
.d rub his hands in glee, for he
ed to see them tear each other ;
e loss of a few rats more or less
ts of no great consequence. It
iy seem inhuman, but I felt just
'out that way last Monday, as I
>ked down from the gallery and
w the excited, shrieking throng,
ien the news was brought in that
nest John Bonner had fled to
rts unknown, leaving liabilities
the tune of two millions of dol
:s. The Netters had given the
ock Board a shaking up which
eated a profound sensation on the
eet. When honest John Bon
r declared to his friends that
ch rascals as the Netters should
hung,-at the very moment he
ide this pious and praiseworthy
claration, he was planning the gi
ntic robbery which was to put the
max on the rascally transactions
1877. Scarcely a day goes by
it it- brings forth some new story
disaster and ruin. Bank cashiers,
esidents of trust companies, con
lential clerks, staid old merchants,
urch trustees, gospel ministers
alike have been drawn in and
ined in the New York Stock Ex
ange. In 1846 the Exchange
ld its meetings in the Merchants'
cbange, now occupied by the
istom House. Jacob Little was
en the Jupiter Tonans of the
reet. Stocks went up and down
his bidding-fortunes were won
d lost on his word-but in spite
all his luck and all his acuteness,
Le fine August day he went down
utter ruin, carrying in his fall a
ore of our best mercantile houses,
d involving ruin to thousands
d thousands beside. Jacob was
rown out of the Board for failing
meet his obligations, but the
ock Exchange of those days was
tame duck without Jacob Little.
3 was re-instated shortly after,
d, marrying a servant girl after
ife of single blessedness of more
an sixty years, he dashed into
w combinations, and died many
ars ago worth a couple of millions
dollars. As long as the world
oduces men who detest honest
or and who look upon their fellow
m as lawful and legitimate prey,
are will be footpads, burglars,
thway-robbers, pirates and stock
okers. It has one great advan
~e over most other money-making
rsuits, and that is, that it needs
special training or education ;
a most ignorant and unscrupu
is adventurer is far more likely
succeed than the graduate of
irvard or Yale.
Nearly forty years ago the firm
Fuller & Graham were well to
merchants on South street,
ving accumulated what was a
adsome fortune for those days in
a West India trade. Fuller came
m Watertown, New York; his
her was a comfortable farmer in
E'erson County. Graham was from
r.tland, Maine, and as high-4oned
a honorable a gentleman as ever
I business in this city ;the late
>ses Grinnell was his intimate
end and adviser, his mercantile4
sociates being of that class whichk
c-ows' such a golden halo about
a memories of thirty or forty
ars ago. One night, at a party
~ren at Mrs. Mangum's, on Bond
eet, Fuller met John Ball, at that
ae a prominent member of the
ock Exchange. Ball was one of
ose lucky fellows who, without
y special calculation, always seem
succeed, and his luck was so no
rious on change that when he
ts seen bidding on a stock it al
iys went up like a balloon, and
iong his aissociates, on account of
3 munificence and prodigality, he
is known as Golden Ball. Busi
ss had been exceedingly lively
at day, and by a lucky transac
n of the morning, Ball had cleared
er twenty thousand dollars.
hen Fuller heard the story he
came a changed man, the latent
vil in his heart was awakened,
d from that moment he be
came eager for sudden gains and
amassing a colossal fortnne. In a
little time Graham noticed the
change and questioned his partner
as to the cause, but Fuller, who
was one of the most open and in
genuous of men before, evaded his
questions and avoided his company.
When their annual settlement took
place a large deficit was discovered,
and Graham called Fuller to ac
count. High w,rds ensued, then
came sharp recriminations. Sud
denly two pistol shots were heard
in quick succession. The clerks
rushed in from the back office, and
the firm of Fuller & Graham was
clissolved-one partner lay across
his desk with a bullet in his heart,
and the brains of the other were
scattered on the floor, a terrible
advertisement of the perils of the
New York Stock Exchange. .
It was about six years after, on a
bitter February night, that a mass
of filth and rags was found by a
policeman shivering and freezing
on the stone curbing of St. Paul's
church-yard, on the side toward
Vesey street. He dragged the mis
erable wretch to the Tombs and
Rung him into a cell to await the
arraignment of the morning. In
the gray dawn of the winter day
the jailer made his rounds to rouse
up the sleepers and -get them into
court. No reply came from the
prisoner who lay coiled up in the
corner of cell 14-even a kick failed
to move him-a hand basin of freez
ing water dashed over him did not
seem to make any impression. They
turned him over, he was dead.
There on the cold cell floor, loath
some, deserted and ruined, lay all
that was left of Golden Ball, the
lucky brother of the Stock Ex
It was nearly noon when the
news reached the Board on Mon
day that John Bonner was gone; for
a short time it seemed as if every
body had taken leave of his senses.
The floor was full, and men gathered
in wild heaving knots, screaming,
bawling, reaching over eachi other's
Leads, quickly jotting down on lit
tle books all sorts of incomprehen
sible and unintelligible jargon. It
was. in vain that- the bald-headed
gentleman at the desk pounded
away with his ivory gavel,-the
:levil was among the brokers, and
for a time it looked as if every
thing was going to his home. The.
ight of this miserable thief is only
>ne more factor in the history of the
Stock Exchange. The thousands
mnd thousands it has lured on to
ruin will perhaps never be known.
Widows' tea~rs and orphans' cries
are its heritage; it M s but one
notto, success,-that is the touch
stone by which everything is tried,
-fail, and they hunit you to your
leath. The failure of the National
P~rust Company, after using up one
nillion and seven hundred thou
;and dollars, is one more item for
~he Stock Exchange speculation.
The beautiful widow Hicks, who
~reated such a sensation in Lon
Ion, has given herself to the Lor:d.
L. wretched woman died of starva
ion in a tenement-house on Mon
lay nighi, while the joy bells were
-inging in a happy New Year, her
>oor, diseased husband lying by her
ide, unable to move or even catch
,he last feeble sounds of her voice
~s her spirit passed away in the
Dr. Lambert, the Life Insurance
President, bid us good-bye yester
lay on a trip to State's Prison for
ive years. Good-bye, Tom, I hope
rou'll have a pleasant time.
A terrible revelation came out in
~he police court on the arrest of
Patrick Hewitt and his wife. In a
irunken brawl they scalded a wo
nan with a kettle of boiling water
who tried to separate them, and for
bree days' they kept her shut up
.n a dark room without assistance,
thongh she was nearly flayed alive.
When the police entered, Patrick
mnd wife lay drunk on the floor and
hree miserable, starving children
were freecing to death, two of them
being actually frozen to the floor.
Come this way, Brother Murphy,
we are waiting for you. There are
aelds ripe for your sickle, and
sheaves waiting to be gathered..
Multitudes are perishing. The dam
ning doors of five thousand avenues
to hell are wide open. Come on,
we need you here ; and if you labor
with thesgreat success which has
ergnt tour work elsewhere, you
niay earn, if not a saint's reward,
at least a martyr's crown.