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t'nauut Pita Judge, - WILLIAM KEED.
J'raOatt Jnd'je. - - THOMAS AKMOB
Promting Attmtt, - L. R. HOAOI.AND.
CounlfCUrb, - - - JOH S. OlE.
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M. E. CHURCH
n B A tmsi.ET. PASTOR. SERVICE EVERT
Sabbath at 10 o'clock, A. kL, and 7 o'clock,
P. M. Sabbath School at o'clock . Prayer
Meeting, Thursday evening at 1 o cioca.
EVANG, LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVERY OTHER SABBATH, AT
lux o'clock A. M. rrayer anuq
Tuesday evening. ttev. mi. a. ruawwu.,
U. P. CHURCH
KKV. W. V. GIBSON, PASTOR. IIOCRS FOR
Service at 11 X o cior a, a. m.
at 10 : o'clock, A. M. Prayer meeting Thurs
ctr a a kit Itm.l.ivn PASTOR.MORN
ing service at 11 o'clock. Sabbath school
1x5 dcluck. Evening service o'clock
Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at
lii O'cioca. :
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVICES EVERY SABBATH AT 10 O'
clock. &. v. Sunday School at a. J. t. sun
Sparta Lodge, No. 126, F. it A. Mason.
Stated Communications June 6th, July 4th,
August 8th, September 5th, October Sd, October
fist, November iStli, Decemlier Slith.
T. L. PIERCE, W. M.
Millersburg Chapter, No. 86, R. A. M.
Reg-ularConvoeatlons June ISth, Jnly 11th,
August 15th, Septemlier litu, October 10th, No
vember 7tb, Decemlier 5th.
J. A. ESTILL, H. P.
Railway Time Tables.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R.
DECEMBER 14, 1873.
No. 1, No. 5, No. 7, No. 6.
Fast Ex Mail. Pac. ExN'gtEx
Pittsburg, 2.15a. m 6.00a.m 10.00a.rn z.l5pm
Rochester, 7.30 " ll.au " U.S5 "
Alliance, 5.40" 11.00" S.lm 6.1S "
Orrville. 7.15" lS34pra 4.S - 7.50"
Mansfield, 9.?l " S.1B " 6.8S " ,55 "
Crestline,ar 0.50 " 4.00 " 7.10 " 10.S6
:restline,lv 10.10 " 0.00a. ra 7.45 " 10.85 "
Forest, 11.88 " 7.40 " .ao 11.50 "
Lima, 12.lpm 8.55 " 10.50 " 1.03a.m
Ft Wayne, S.55 " 11.40 " 1.80a.m S.S5 "
Plymouth, 5-04 " 8.45pm 4.01 " 6.05 "
Chicago, 8.S0 " 7.10 " 7.80 " .40 '
No. 4, No. i, No. 6, No. 8,
NVtEx FastEx PacExJ Mail.
Chicago. 10.91pm 9.20a.m 5.35pm 5.15a.m
Plymouth, S.SSa.m 12.10pm 1.10 " 0.SH "
Ft. Wayne, 5.50" i.35 " 11.80" 12.411pm
Lima, 8.04 " 4.21 " 1.88a.m 8.00 "
Forest, 9.:)0 " 5.22 " 145 " 4.20 "
CresUine.ar 11.15 " 6-50" 4.20," 6.15"
Crcstline,lv ll.30a.rn 7.10 " 4.80 " .15a.m
Mansfleld, 11.58 " 7.87 " 4.57 " 6.50 '
Orrville, 1.58pm 9.29 " 6.40 " 9.18 "
Alliance, 3 40 " ll.W " a " 11.20"
Rochester, 6.02 " 10.48 " 2.10pm
Pittsburg, 7.10 " 2 20a.m 11.45 " 8.30 "
No. 1, Daily except Monday; Nos.2,4.5,7,
and 8 Daily except Sunday; Nos. S and 6,
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pus & Ticket Agent.
Atlantic & Great Western
Great Broad-Gauge Route
East and tlie West.
Winter Arrangement, Nov. 3, 1873.
STATIONS. No. 2. No12.
Millersknrg 422 m
Akron 8.08 " 7.20 AM
Kavxnna 8S " 8 05 "
Leavitlsburg '. 9.55" 8 50 "
Greenville 11.25 " 10.10 "
Meadville 12.80am H 15 "
Corry '. 2.20 " 12.32pm
Jainestotrn 8.20 " jlj
Salamanca 4.30 " 2.30 "
HornelUvillc 8.20" 615"
Corning 10.22 " 805"
Kluiira 10.51 " &88 "
lliugbanipton 12 49pm 10.53 "
New York 8.25 " 7.10am
Albany 8.08 " 8.40 '
Boston via.Bingh'ton 5.50AM 5.40.PM
Boston via. New York 6.20 " 4 50 '
No. 2, EXPKESS, (Daily, Sunday excepted),
Sleeping Coach irom Cincinnati to New York .
Passengers can secure berths in this coach
through the train conductor. This trai n also
Hermits a dav view on the entire length of the
Susquehanua and Delaware Division of the
Erie Railway, embracing the most romantic
scenerv upou tne continent.
No. 12. EXPRESS. Dailv. To this train is
attached a SLEKPINU COAcn, which runs
through to New York without change. Allrst
class passenger car is also ran through to New
York without change, by this train, for the
accommodation of those who do not desire
sleeping coach location. No extra charge. for
seats in mis inrougn car.
For further information as to time, fare and
connections apply to the local agent, asking
for tickets via. the ATLANTIC AND GREAT
WESTERN BROAD GAUGE tOUTK.
No "stou-over" allowed unon local tickets.
Local passengers must purchase tickets to
tneir ursc stopping place, ana may tnen repur
chase from that puint to destination.
W. B. SHATTUC
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
CINCINNATI, O. P. D. COOPER, General Superiatendant.
Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
No. 1. Ko.8. No. 5. No. 13.
Acc'in. Cin. Ex. Loc Ft. Acc'm.
. 1,16 " ...
1,32 " ...
liolmesville, 5,45 "
Frcderickb'g, 5,38 "
Apple Creek, 6.15 "
Orrville, 0,35 "
klarshalville, 7,15 "
l lihlon, l.:B "
New Portage, 7,53 "
Akron, 8.11 "
Ciiyli'ga Falls.8.35 "
HiKlson, 9 05 "
Cleveland, 10,20 "
. 2,30 "
. 3.00 "
. 3,49 "
4 06 "
No. 16. No. 6. No. 4. No. 2.
Mt. Vernon, 5,53am
Mt, I.ilerty, 6.81 "
Centcrbiirg, 7,00 "
Condit, 7,28 "
Sunbury, 7,48 "
Galena, 8,00 "
Westervillc, 8.45 "
Loc r t. Clev. Ex. Acc'm.
8,50am 9,46 " 4,50 "
9,25 " 10,04 " 5,08 "
10,45 " 10.21 " 5.25 "
11.15 " 10.49 " 6,48 "
11.50 " 10 57 " 6.05 "
12.4ip m 11,15 " 6,25"
2.00 " 11.56 " 0,41
2,45 " 12,16pm 7,00 "
4 43 '
12,33 " i.m "
12,46 " 7,3 "
1,01 " "
Going South. Going North.
Clinton. 6.15 pm 7.28 am
Canal Fulton, 630 " 7.1J "
Millport, 6 45 " 7.03 "
Massillou, 7.00 " 6.48 "
R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
INSTANTANEOUS Relief and Sound Re
freshing Sleep Guaranteed liv usinir mv
Instant Relief for Asthma.
It acts instantly, relieving the liaroxram Im
incdiatelv.anii enabling the patient to' lie dmrn
and sleep. I suflert! 'rora this disie twelve
years, hut suffer no more, and work and .leep
as well as any one. it arranico to relieve in
the wurst rase. Stnt bv mail on rcceiut ol
price. One dollar per box. Ak yonr druggist
lor it. uiiAn,ii.iH'iui,
27yl Rochester, Beaver Co., Pa.
-ITaRBLEIZED MANTLES. Ranges.
iYl. Grate Kuruices. Tile RcjrileTs.A5 tlld's
Patent Utility Firetlrate, (clennest and best,)
auu tnr itange, wttnsen-cieaBing4veiif, sav
ing 30 per cl nt.in fuel. Send for circulars.
JAMES OLD, 193 Libertv street
lSmS Pittsburgh, Pa.
A Political and
Family Journal, Devoted
MlLLERSBURG, HoLMES COUNTY, 0., THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 1874.
to the Interests of Holmes
County, and Local and General Intelligence.
Vol. IV, No. 26.
Dbs. POMEREXE & WISE,
PHTSICIAKS AND SURGEONS. MILLERS
. burg, Ohio. Office Hours Wednesdays.
irum i so o'ciocx r. m., ana on aatuniay:
from o'clock A. M. to 3 o'clock r. M. Mtf
- W. C. STOUT, M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF K BARNES. M. D ECLEC-
tic fnysician ana surgeon, uxioru, hoiukss
County, Ohio. Special attention given to
inronic anu r enaK iieaes. ouufcw
free, office hours from 9 A. M. to P. H, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays. ohms-
P. P. POME RENE, H.D.,
W. M. ROSS, M.
uirvof4 a v a vn airDr.VAiT lIT VR4
burg, Ohio. OfliceK-KirbtOoor West oi cor
ner lonneny occupiea ot jsuivuic jvcsi
dnce. econd door south of T. B. RiA"
comer. Oillce Uyi, Wednesday and batai-
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE AHD
Residence, West Liberty street, ooster, u.
a u Aciuuints considered due as soon as servi
ces are rendered. t9
J. G. BIG II AM, M.
PHVsrriAV A SURGEON. MILLERSBURG,
Ohio, oniee and ttesiaence, at soutn pin
w asnington ntreea. 1 "
DR. EXOS BARNES.
PHYSICIAN SURGEON, OXFORD, OHIO.
Office hours. .Saturdays, rromso'eioaK A.
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made, omce above Long, Brown
Co.'s Hank. in
J. & J. HUSTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O.
Collections promptly attenuea to.
posite the First National Bank.
E. t. DCER. D. F. EW1KO.
DUER &, EWING,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND NOTARIES
Public. Office, 2.1 story or Farmer isuiltung.
Aiinersuurg, uuio. uon
COURTNEY A APPLETON,
Center Main t Depot Streets,
Millersburg, - - Ohio.
W. R. POMEROY,
un niliinil. A OPERATIVE DENTIST.
Office in Negelspach's Building, over Max
well's Clothing store, sa-o
T. L. PIERCE,
DENTIST. Commercial Block, over Shotip's
ORRVILLE, O, NORTH OF R. R. DEPOT,
S. REBMAN, prop'r. Trains going north
in th mnmin, ston thirtv minutes for
breakfast. The Hurd House Is fitted up
in nrst-class style, and is one of the best
. nouses on toe r . w . a u. js. is. vountry
people will find ft to their interest to stop at
. EMPIRE HOUSE,
A. 'J. HAMPSON, Proprietor. Passengers
conveyed to and from tne cars, ireeoi enures.
era! stage omce. m
WEST END MAIN STREET, MILLERS
burg, Ohio, JOBim Bdtlxb, Proprietor.
This House is in good order, and its guests
will be well cared lor. ltf
. Directly opposite Passenger Depot,
At the junction of the P., F. W. ft C. R. R. and
C, M. V. C. R. R.
vtAinv n.l AtiMd nn in the most aDnroved
stvle, is now open to the public, and will be
ready, on the arrival of trains, either day or
S7tf A. SCOVII.L, proprietor
J am 8 Sntdxr, Clerk,
ROBKRT C MAXWILL
Johh T. Maxwell.
Gents' FciisiE GgoIs !
MAIN STEEE1 ,
XaXlllex-aals'iU'S, - Ohio.
The First National Bank
Cip'tal Paid a
ROBERT LONC, President.
B. C. BROWN. Cashier.
Jl. J. KaowN,
w. M. Gibson,
.1. 11. AKWTUN,
John K. Koob, Jr
lla. J OIL POHfBKNK.
Discount! Notes, Receives Depot
ites, and Transacts a General
A local agent an.
canvasser, in this
COUJS.TV, to represent
OUR FIRESIDE FRIEND !
We can give the proH-r party a good payiiiK
and easilv worked cash business. The tart
and expe'riene or ami old agent is not needed
i lui successfull. thoiurli we have mora expe
rienced agrnu (secured iluring the past two
vearsi woraiug nr h nn j inri ..m- .
America, and they cunlinue to work right
along, and maue int. salaries, i ne ,r
that they offer the oople lietter inducements,
and that we attend more promptly to Iheir or
ders cmdi nvMFNT for all, at your homes.
or traveling for our leisure moment, or your
entirethnc OuVcombination bests the, world.
The MOST for the money. Von run make
monev. Frontal le.honorable.cougenial. Send
vour address at i nee and ret our novel plans.
ideas, etc ret uarticulHrs. terms, etc., sent
tree. Address WATERS&C0. fublibers.
TTAVIVG PURCHASED THE GROCERY
XX aad FrOTiaion Store of C. r . Leety, JHaia
btreet. and havinr refittM the rooms in cood
style, and added largely to the stock, and is
now proparea to lunusu an vuu mav laror
nim vitu uieir patrctnatre witn every tin in
UISUHCUI ITiHIC, 3UCH KB
AU of which wiU be sold at the
Lowest Market Price !
He also keei the very best brands of
Wines and Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
not mj iiuy me uniiK.
Give hiin a call when you want anything in
At the old "Herzer Corner.M
Uilleriburi.O An. 1, 1971. &Utf
Has purchased the Mlllersbtirg Mill and is
now tn re im lines to at-.com tuodate all who mar
iaror auu witn
The Mill is one of the verv best, anil no ef
fort wul be spared to please customers.
FLOUE, FEED, ScC
Kept constantly on hand. Highest 'market
price pain tor
All Kinds of Grain.
Hillersfrurg -Lime ln!
1 MILE EAST Or TOWN,
ON THK MAXWELL FARM.
THE undersigned would respectfully an
nounce to the public that they have con
stantly on hand, at their kiln, a superior qual-
TjpaeaiXam. Til me S
And are prepared to fill all orders promptly.
Ira HECKER 4. BURNET.
THE undersigned will write with neatness,
accuracy and dispatch,
Powers of Attorney. Liens, and
Take acknowledgments of the same; .
Protests IVotes, Drafts and Bills of
Make out Partial and Final Accounts for Ad
ministrators, Kxecutors and Guardians,
for lllingand settling estates in
the Probate Court.
A. T. BET1T1. Notary Public
Office over Lon g. Brown & (Jo's Bank, Millcrs-
G EDUCE ADAMS.
J. St G. ADAMS,
Do a Cenoral Banking, Discount and
AC K NTS FOR THE
North Pacific 7-30 Gold Loan,
The most desirable Uailroad security now on
2. X. BEEGLE,
Plain &. Ornamental
Work warranted. All orders
"S promptly ex:
ecuted. Orders to be left at 4
The Singer Sewing Machine
The Sinyer Jiinti
stild, last year, over
than any other com
pany.', Sold ftircasli
t&or good promissory
notes, oicn monthly
dles and attachments
kept on hand.
Machines kept at Negelpach's Store.
Sin- MILLERSBURG, O.
JJAS purchased a SEW STOCK or
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS
Such as Coffee, Sugar, Tea, Syron. Hominy,
Carlton Oil, Raisins, Kx tracts, Snices Mus
tard, Cinnuinou. tilupor, Crctiin Tartar, I'ep
pcr, AllKpire;alrKi, Cuiidies.t.orn Slarch, I'earl
Staivh, t akis, Kread, I'ies and Crni-k'-rs, Itak
ug l'owder, Tid-ai'-ro ami St-gnns Shoe ltluuk
injC, stove Polish, Soup, Milt, Molaes, Vine
gar, I'owdcr, bhot, lead, CaiM, Ac, Ac.
Warm Meals and Oysters.
I have also fitted up an Oyttter Room adjoin
ing my grocery, where Oysters will be served
up on short notice.
A. 33 AG-OCT.
Remember the pi tie, opiiosite lost onice.
jiiuenuurg, u. iii
I! SAMPLES FREE!!
The SATURDAY KNRNISO POST. 819 Wal-
nutst . rhilailelithia. rives a lMautil'ul 4 lira-
mo or large Steel Kngraviug to every ycarlj'
subscriber I samples ireu: liiua
MA flaunting, graceless flowerf yau sayr
Ah well! it may be so,
It seems but yesterday.
That morning long ago!
I almost see the cottage yet,
' The winding path and Margaret.
Dew -pearls strung close on cobweb threads
bieameu in me uoor-yam grass.
And from the prim-lined garden-beds
Smiled op to see us pass.
Sweet, okl-time blossoms, greeting tnni
A fairer flower, onenvious.
We rested in tbe arbor-shade.
While through the open door
Stole bashful sunbeams, half-afraid,
Aad played upon the floor;
Or. bolder frown, with brightness fleet.
Touched her olt hair and forehead sweet,
A light-winged breeze sailed gently by;
The lart'i clear note afar
Through tbe blue spaces of the sky
Slid like a falling star;
. I never saw her look so lair!
Ah! if I told her, would sue care?
Within a scarlet hollyhock
A pollen-laden bee
Deep plunging, made the blossom rock,
She flashed a &m ile at me;
And with a motion swift and light.
She eauht the silken petals tight.
Loud hammed the bee with angry wing,
Tho sweets you songht, poor foolish thing,
bue said, "are au unspent:"
My heart leaped up to hear ber speak,'
'A sudden courage dyed my cheek. .
' "Darling!" I cried, 0 let him flyf
And take me in bis place!
Fast prisoned in your heart, could I
Ask any sweet grace?
t could not struggle to be free,
. So dear a jailer holds the key !'
Her cheek flashed like an opening rose,
No word her lips did say
I saw her little hand unclose,
Tbe glad bee flew away.
Ah mel 'twas forty years ago
My hair is gray yet this I know:
IVe roamed through many garden bowers.
Anu mooming ne.tis since tnen
In summer wild-wood gathered flowers,
And in the mountain den
Pulled harebells from the mess-grown rock
i ei most i lore tne noiiynocKr
fro the Aldine for January.
An Uninvited Guest.
It was nearly three o'clock on a hot
summer's day; tbe Ions polished coun
ters of our bank, the Royal Domestic
Bank, were crowded with customers
money was flowing in and running out
in the usual business-like manner. From
a raised desk in my private room, I, tbe
manager of tbe Royal Domestic Bank,
looked out on the busy scene with a cer
tain pride and pleasure. The Royal Do
mestic is not a long-established institu
tion, and, without vanity, I may say that
much et itsprosperity and success is at
tributable to the zeal and experience of
its manager. In corroboration of this
statement,! might refer to the last prin.
ted report of the directors laid before
the shareholders at their annual meet
ingin which they are pleased to say
But alter all, perhaps I may be
thought guilty of undue egotism and
conceit, if I repeat the llatteriug terms
n which they speak of me.
A clerk puts his head inside my door.
"Mr. Tli raps tow, sir, to speak to you."
"bend him in, Roberts," I said.
Charles Thrapstow I had known from
boyhood ; we had both been reared in
iie same country town. The fact that
his parents were of considerably higher
social status than mine, perhaps made
our subsequent intimacy all the pleasan-
ter to me, and caused me to set a value
upon his good opinion greater than its
ntrinsic worth. Thrapstow was a
stockbroker, a very clever, pushing fel
low, who had the reputation of posses
sing an excellent judgment and great
good luck. At my request he bad
brought his account to our bank. It
was a good account; he always. kept a
fair balance, and the cashier had never
to look twice at his checks.
Charlie, like everybody else in busi
ness, occasionally wanted money. I bad
let him have advances at various times,
of course amply covered by securities,
advances which were always promptly
repaid, and the securities redeemed. At
this time, he had five thousand pounds
of ours, to secure which we held City of
Damascus Water-company's bonds to
the nominal value of ten thousand. My
directors rather demurred to these
bonds, as being somewhat speculative
in nature; but as I represented that the
company was highly respectable, and
its shares well quoted in the market, and
that I had full confidence in our custo
mer, our people sanctioned the advance-
had perhaps a little uneasy feeling my
self about those bonds, for they were
not everybody's money, and there might
have been some little difficulty in find
ing a customer for them in case of the
necessity for a sudden sale.
Thrapstow came in radiant. " He was
a good-looking fellow, with a fair beard
and mustache, bright eyes of bluish
gray, a nose tilted upwards giving him
a saucy, resolute air; he was always
well-dressed, the shiniest of boots, the
most delicate shade of color in his light
trousers and gloves, the glossiest of blue
frock coats, a neat light dust-coat over
it, a blue bird's-eye scarf round his
throat, in which was thrust a massive
pin, containing a fine topaz, full of lus
tre, and yellow as beaten gold.
"Well, I've got a customer for those
Damascus bonds waiting at my office;
sold 'em well, tw) to Billing Brothers
who want tham for an Arab firm. One
premium, and I bought at one discount.
"I'm veryjjlad of it, Charlie," I said,
and I felt really pleased, nut only for
Thrapstow's sake, but because I should
be glad to get rid of the bonds, and the
aircctors shrugs whenever they were
"Hand 'em over, old fellow," said
Charlie, "and I'll bring you Billing's
check up in five minutes. You won't
have closed by then ; or if you have
I'll come in at the private door."
I went to the safe, and put my hands
upon the bonds.
Charlie stood there looking so frank
and free, holding out his hands for the
bonds, that I hadn't the heart to him,
as I ought to have done: Bring your
customer here, and let him settle for
bonds, and then I will hand them over
I should have said this to anybody else
but somehow I couldn't say it to Char
lie. There would only be five minutes'
risk, and surely it was no risk at all.
The thing was done in a moment; I
was carried away by Thrapstow's !r
rcsistable manner. I handed over the
bonds, mid Charlie went off like a shot.
It wanted seven minutes to three, and
I sat watching the hands of the clock
in a little tremor, despite my full con
fidence in Thrapstow; but then 1 had
so thorough a knowledge of all the rules
of banking, that I couldn't help feeling
that I had done wrong. A few minutes
however, would set it right. Charlie's
white hat nnd glittering topaz would
soon put in appearance.
Just at a minute to three the cashier
brought me three checks, with a little
slip of paper attached. They were
Thrapstow's checks, for fifteen hundred
Twelve hundred and three hundred
odd respectively, and Ills balance Was
only five hundred odd.
I turned white and cold. "Of course
you must refuse them," I said to the
When he went out, I sat in my chair
quite still for a few moments, bewild
ered at the sudden misfortune that had
happened to me. Charles Thrapstow
was clearly a defaulter; .but there was
this one chance he might have given
the checks in the confidence of selling
tbosa bonds, and placing the.balance to
his account. In due course, these
checks, which were crossed, would have
been brought to the clearing house, and
have been presented on the morrow.
But it seemed that his creditors had
some mistrust of bin), and bad caused
the cheoks to be demanded out of due
The clock struck three. Charles had
not come back. The bank doors closed
with a clang. I coohl endure the sus
pense no longer. Telling the bank por
ter that if Mr. Thrapstow came, he was
to be admitted at tbtf private door, and
was to be detained in my room till I re
turned, I went out, and made my way
to bis office, which was only a few hun
dred yards distant. He wasn't there-
Tbe clerk, a youth of fifteen, knew
nothing about him. He was in Chapel
Court perhaps anywhere, he didn't
know. Had he been in within tbe last
halt hour? Well, no; the clerk did not
think he had. His story, then, of the
customer waiting at his office was a
With a heavy heart I went back to the
bank. Xo; Mr. Thrapstow hadn't
been in, the porter said. I took a Han
som, and went off to the office of Mr,
Gedgemount, the solicitor to the bank
I told him in confidence wltat had hap
pened, asked his advice. "Could I get
a warrant against Thrapstow for steal
ing the bonds?"
Upon my word," said Gedgemount,
"I don't think you can make a criminal
matter of it! It isn't larceny, because
you abandoned the possession of the
bonds voluntairly. Xo; I don't see
bow you can touch him. Tou must
make a bankrupt of him, and then you
can pursue him, as having fraudulently
carried off his assets.
But that advice was no good to me. I
think I was wrong in taking it. I think
I ought to have gona straight off to the
police office, and put the affair in the
hands of tbe detectives. Dignified men
of law, like Gedgemount, always find a
dozen reasons for inaction, except in
matters that bring grist to their own
I went home completely disheartened
and dejected. How could I face my di
rectors with such a story as that I had
to tell them? The only excuse that I
could urge of private friendship and
confidence in the man who had robbed
us, would make the matter only the
worse. Clearly, at the same time that
told the circumstance to the directors
I should be bound to place my resigna
tion in their hands, to be put into force
if they thought fit. And there would
be little doubt but that they wonld ac
cept it. How damaging, too, the story
wouiu oe to me, when I tried to obtain
I had promised to take my wife and
children for an excursion down the riv
er, as soon as the bank closed, and the
youngsters eagerly reminded me of my
promise. I replied so savagely and
sternly, that the children made off in
tears; my wife, coming to see what was
the matter, fared little better. I must
have had a sunstroke or something, she
told me, and-brought bandages and euu
it Cologne. I flung away in a rage, and
went out of the house. I must be do
ing something, I felt, and I hailed a cab
and drove to Thrapstow's lodgings.
Mr. Thrapstow wasn't coming home
that night, his landlady told me; she
thought he was away for a little jaunt;
but she didn't know. He occupied the
ground floor of a small house In Eccles
ford Street, Pimlic two rooms opening
into each other. I told the woman I
would sit down and write a letter. She
knew me well .enough, as I had fre
quently visited Thrapstow, and she
left me to myself. Then I began to
overhaul everything, to try to find ont
some clue to his whereabouts. A few
letters were on the mantle-piece: they
were only circulars from tradesmen. In
the fireplace was a considerable amount
of charred tinder. He had evidently
been burning paper recently, and a
quantity of them. I turned tbe tinder
carefully over, spreading it out upon a
newspaper. I found nothing eligible
except one little scrap of paper, which
the fire had not altogether reduced to
powder, on which I saw the name Isabel
shining with melalic lustre. Then I
went to the bedroom, and searched that
Here, too, were evident preparations o f
flight: coats and other garments hastily
thrown Into cupboards, boxes turned
ut, an odd glove or two lying upon
the dressing table. I carefully searched
all the pockets for letters or other doc
uments, but I found nothing. The keys
were left in all the receptacles; an in
stance of Charlie's thoughtfulness for
others, in the midst of his rascality.
Lying upon the wash-stand was a
card, which was blank upon one side
but on the other had the name of the
photographer printed upon it. The
card was wet, as if it had been soaked
in water; and near the upper end of it
was a round irregular cut, which did
not quite penetrate the card. It had
evidently once had a photograph fast
ened on it; accordingly, the card had
been wetted, whilst the free of the por
trait had evidently been cut out, in or
der to place it in a locket or something
It struck mo at once that the photo
graph, -about which a man on the eve
of flight would take so much trouble,
must be very dear to him; probably
his sweetheart. Although I had been
intimate with Thrapstow, he had always
been very reserved as to his own friends
and associates, and I had no clue to
guide me to any of them except the
Re-entering my cab, I drove off to
the photographer's. There was no
number or distinguishing mark upon
the card, and the chauces seemed faint
that he would be able to tell me any
thing about it. Indeed, at first, when
the man found that I wasn't a customer
lie seemed little inclined to trouble him-
self about the matter. The promise of
a fee, however, made him more reason'
able, and he offered to let me see his
books, that I might search for the man I
wanted to find. But then I didn't know
the name I wanted to And. t was un
likely that the photograph had been
done for Thrapstow; If It had there
would probably appear in the books on
ly, the useless record of his address, al
ready known to me. Then the man
shook his head. If I didn't know the
name ,'it was no use looking : the card
was.nothing, he'said; he'sent.hundreds
out every month. What information
could be Dossiblv sive me? Then I
tried to describe the personal appear
ance of Thrapstow. But again he shook
his head. If he hadu't taken bis like
ness, he wouldn'tbe likely to remem
ber him; hardly even then, so many
people passed through his hands.
All this time he had been carelessly
holding the card in his fingers, glanc
ing at it now and then, and suddenly an
idea seemed to strike him. "Stop a bit,''
he said, and went into his dark chamber
and presently emerged, smelling strong
ly of chemicals. Look here," he said
triumphantly.) I looked.'and saw a.ve-
ry faint ghostly impression of a photo-
graph.T!"It'8 printedjtself through,
said; the man "tliey willsometimes
and I've brought it. to'light. xes,l
know the original of that." Again he
dived into a closet, and brought out a
negative with a number and label at
tached to it. ' Then he turned to his
books, and wrotedownl an address for
me Mrs. Maldmont, Larkspur Road,
Away I went to Larkspur Road. Mrs.
Maidmon't home was a small comforta
ble house, with bright windows, veran
das, gorgeous window-boxes, and strip
ed sun-blinds. Mrs. Maidmont was at
heme, said a neat, pretty-looking maid ;
and I sent in my card, with a message:
"On most important business." The
maid came back to say that her mis
tress did not recognize the name, but
would I walk in ? I was shown into a
pretty drawing room on the first-floor.
An elderly lady roseto greet me with
old fashioned courtesy, at tbe same time
with a good.deal of uneasy curiosity vis
ible in his face. This was not the ong-
nal of the photograph, who was a young
and charming girl. '
"Madam," I said rapidly, "I belief
that my friend, Charles Thrapstow, is
well known to you ; now, it is of the
most importance that I should ascer
tain where he is at this moment,"
"Stay!" said the old lady-'You are
laberingjindera complete mistake; I
know.nothiugjwhatever of the gentle
man whose namejou mention ; a name
I never.heard before."
Wasjshe deceiving me? I did not
"Perhaps Miss Maidmont may know,"
I said eagerly.
"Miss Maidmont is not likely to have
formed any acquaintance without her
mother's knowledge,";said Mrs. Maid
mont with dignity. There seemed to
be no alternative but; for me to retreat
"I am very busy, you see," went on
the old lady, with a wave of the hand ;
and indeed the room," now I , looked
abeutlme, I saw to be strewed witii
preparations for some festive; event, a
ball, perhaps, or, from a wreath of or
ange blossoms that I saw peeping out of
a milliuer's box, more likely a wedding.
I was about to take my departure re
lunctanly.when a young girl,a charming
young girl, bounded into the room : she
was the original cf the photograph.
"O mamma!" she cried, "here's a let
ter from poor Charlie to say that he
can't possibly come here to-night ! Isn't
it provoking? And I want to consult
him about so many things."
"Well, my dear Isabel," said the old
lady placidly, "you'U have enough of
his company after to-morrow." From
which I judged that my surmise as to
the wedding was correct, and that Char-
He was the bride-groom elect.
By the way," she went on, "here's a
gentleman, Isabel, who insists that we
known a Mr. Charles I forget the name
"Thrapstow," I interjected.
"A.Mr. Charles Thrapstow. You
know of no such person, Bella?"
"I know of no Mr. Charles, but Char
les Tempest," said Isabel.
"It is singular, too, that the initials
of our friends should be the same. May
ask if you have given your portrait,
taken by Bluebore, of Kessington"
Upon my word," said Mrs. Maid
mont, rising, and sounding the bell,
"this is rather too much from a total
stranger. We don't know your friend
and we don't know you. Susan, show
this gentleman out." - '
"But a gentleman," I cried, "with
blue eyes, and yellow beard and mus
tache, and turned-up nose."
Xo more!" cried Mrs. Maidmont
"Am I to repeat once more, we know
nothing about him ?"
What could I do under these circum
stances but take my leave ? In Susan,
however, I found an unexpected ally.
She had heard my parting words of
description, and she turned to me as
we were descending the stairs, and
said : "Miss Isabel's young man is ex
actly like that." Half-a-crown and a
few blandishments, which, under the
circumstances, I think even my worthy
spouse would have condoned, put m
into possession of the facts.
Miss Maidmont was really going to be
married to-morrow morning at St.
Spikenard's .Church to a Mr. Charles
Tempest, a very good-looking young
man, whom they had not known long,
but w ho seemed to lie very well oft'.
My description of my frieud tallied
exactly with Susan's of the bridegroom ;
but the coincidence might be merely
"Had Miss Maidmont a photograph of
ber lover?" I asked.
She had, in her own room, it seemed.
Susan couldn't get at it now without
suspicion; but she promised to secure It,
and bring it with her, if I would meet
her at nine o'clock at the corner of the
I was punctual to my tryst; and at
nine, Susan made her appearance with
morocco-case containing an excel
lent likeness of my friend, Charles
Thrapstow, massive pin witii topaz in
it, and all.
Now what was to be done ? Should I
go to Miss Maidmont, and tell her how
she was deceived in her daughter's lov
er? That would have the way best
adopted to spare the feelings of the
Maldmonts; but would it bring back
the five thousand pounds? I thought
"Miss Maidmont," I soliloquized,
"will find some way to warn her lover.
Even robbing a bank may not embitter
a girl against her sweet-heart, and no
doubt she's over head and ears in love
with Charlie." Xo; I determined cn a
I rose early next morning, dressed
. . . - ! r
my sen wim carr, put on
primrose gloves, donued my neatest
agitated, but very handsome. ;Mr.
I had caught him by the arm and laid
him into a corner, before he recognized
who I was. When he saw me, I thought
he would have fainted. "Don't betray
me," he whispered. .
I held out my hand '.with significant
"Five thousand," I whisperedjn his
"You shall have it in five minutes.
"Your minutes are long ones, Master
Charles," I said.
With trembling fingers, he took out a
pocket-book," audj handed me a roll of
"I meant it for you, Tom," he said.
Perhaps he did,, but we know the fate
of good intentions.
It didn't take me long to count over
those notes; there were exactly five
"Xow," said I, "Master Charlie, take
'You promised," lie urged, "not to
"Xo more I will, if you go."
"She's got ten thousand of her own,"
"Be off ; or else"
"Xo; I won't," said Charlie, making
up his . mind with a desperate effort ;
"I'll not. I'll make a clean breast of it.'
At that moment there was a bit of
stir, and a general call for the bride
groom. The bride had just arrived,
people said. He pushed bis way out to
the carriage, and whispered a few words
to Isabel, who fell back in a faint. There
was a great fuss and bustle, and then
some one came and said that there was
an informality in the license, and that
the wedding couldn't come off that day.
I didn't wait to see anything further,
but posted off to the bank, and got
there just as the board were assembling.
I suppose some of tbe directors had got
wind of Thrapstow's failure, for the
first thing I heard when I got into the
board-room was old Venables grum
bling out : "How about those Damas
cus bonds, Mr. . Mauagei ?" I rode
rough-shod over old Venables, and tyr
annized considerably over the board in
general that day, but I couldn't help
thinking how close a thing it was, and
how very near shipwreck I had been.
As for Trapstow, I presently heard
that, after all, he had arranged with his
creditors, and made it up with Miss
Maidmont. He had a tongue that would
wind round anything, if yoa only gave
him time, and I wasn't much surprised
at hearing that his wedding-day was
fixed. He hasn't sent me an invitation,
and I don't suppose he will, and I cer
tainly shall not thrust myself forward
a second time as an uninvited guest.
A Remarkable Criminal Case.
A remarkable story, says the Roches
ter, X. Y, Union, exhibits in a striking
manner the results of parental depravi
ty in its effects upon father and son.
About three years ago a boy named
Henry Dunlap was brought to Roches
ter from Watertown, under conviction
of some offense, and placed in . the
Western House of Refuge. He had not
remained long in the institution before
be effected his escape, and changed his
name and otherwise concealed his iden
tity, he was not recaptured. His moth
er lived and still lives in Watertown ;
but tbe father, a worthless character
abandoned his wife some years ago and
left his whereabouts a matter of ob
scurity. The son, after leaving Ro
chester, journeyed eastward and in
June last was arrested in Fonda, for
horse stealing. About a year ago, the
father, Robert Dunlap, was arrested in
the same town for incendiarism and
lodged in jail, where he remained until
a few days ago, when he was conveyed
to Dannemora to work out a five years'
sentence in Clinton prison. The son
was tried at the same Court and sen
tenced to four years' imprisonment.
The Sheriff escorted the two to tbe
State Prison at the same time. On the
way to Dannemora they were obliged
to stop a few hours as Watertown to
make connection, and while there the
young man was recognized by the offi
cer who placed him in the House ol
Refuge three years before. The mother
was then sent for to hold an interview
with them, and recognized her husband
and sen shackled together. So sad and
singular a case has seldom, if ever be
fore happened in this country.
When Stotsbury was a bachelor, he
boarded with a Mrs. Smiley, a landlady
who lived; iu a very large house, the
upper rooms of which were for the most
part, empty. As the cold weather came
on, Stotesbury concluded to Duy a stove
with which to make himself comforta
ble. His room was very small, and he
purchased the most dimiuutive stove he
could find. It certainly would not
hold .more than a couple of quarts of
coal. Everybody has seen such stoves
at the stores. There was no stove-pipe
bole in Stotsbury's room, so he had an
aperture punched in the ceiling, witii
the intention to use the pipe-hole in the
vacant room above. He got about fif
teen feet of pipe, and when it was all
fitted below and run through the floor,
he went up to put the end in the chim
ney. He was surprised to find that the
vacant room also liad no stove-pipe-hole.
It must be in the attic-room above.
So be bought twenty feet more pipe,cut
another hole tn the celling, and after
fixing the sections on, he proceeded to
the garret with the intent to run the
pipe Into the flue. Imagine Stotcsbury's
anger when he found that there was no
hole in the chimney up their either! In
a fury he ran down stairs to examine
the house from the outside to discover
just where the chimney was situated
beaver, and took a cab to St. Spike
nard's Xottiug Hill.
The bells were jangling merrily as 1
alighted at the church-door; a small
crowd had already gathered on the
pavement, drawn together by that keen
foresight of coining excitement charac
teristic of the human species. "Friend
of the bridegroom," I whispered to the
verger, and I was forthwith shown into
the vestry. The clergyman was there
already, and shook hands with me in a
vague kind of way.
"Xot the bridegroom?" he said in a
mild interrogative manner. I told him
that I was only one of his friends, and
and we stood looking at each other in a
comatose kind of a way, till a little con
fusion at the vestry-door broke the
spell. "Here ho comes!" whispered
someone; and next moment there ap
peared in the vestry, looking 'pale and
He found that it was on the other side
of the building. Then he bought lorty
feet more pipe, cut a hole from the attic-room
to the entry, from thence to
the other attic, and then ran his pipe all
the way across, and at last got it safely
into the chimney. There was so much
pipe and so little stove that the stove
looked like a mere excrescence on the
end of the pipe; the draught was fear
ful, and sometimes when the wind was
high it would draw the entire bed of
live coals up out of the stove and shoot
them out of the chimney with terrific
force. Crowds of people used to gather
around Mrs. Siniley's house on windy
nights to watch the chimney belching
forth red-hot stones and ashes in a way
that would have made Mount Vesuvius
ashamed of itself. Stotesbury used up
two tons of coal a week in an effort to
supply the volcanic eruption with fuel.
One night, however, so Stotesbury tells
us, there was a hurricane, and as soon
as it struck ihe flue of Mrs. Smiley's
chimney, it drew Stotesbury 's stove in
to the pipe, turned the pipe wrongside
out, and lifted the whole concern up
through the chimney. The next morn
ing passers by were amazed to see seventy-five
feet of reversed stovepipe
standing on the top of the chimney,
with Stotesbury 's stove at the end,
swaying about witii the wind. This is
Stotesbury 's narrative. We do not
vouch for it. We only know that he
was educated to -believe that lies are
A Bridegroom's Desperation.
A young man who had agreed to
marry at Mattoon, 111., on the last day
of the year, very narrowly escaped dis
appointing his chosen bride. How it
happened, and how he triumphed over
seeming desperate fate, is thus told by
the Terre Haute Express:
"Mounting the early train, he reached
Paris, but there, in an evil moment, he
left the train to go around the corner
and get a cigar. He stayed too long,
and the train went off. What was he
to do now ? The ceremony took place
at precisely two o'clock, and if he
didn't get there in time there would be
fearful row. So in default of any
better plan, he started on walking,
thinking to himself how he could man
age to get there on time. While with
these reflections, a band-car came along
propelled by three stout section hands.
Hailing the trio, he was allowed to get
abroad and take a hand at the motive
power of the open coach. He worked
himself into a sweat, and finally, when
about three miles from Mattoon, the
men took their car off the track and
went to work, refusing either for love
or money, to go further. Out of this
dilemma the youth found his way by
engaging a mule of an old farmer who
lived near. There was no saddle in
the stable which he would allow to go
with the beast, and therefore the young
man was compelled to go it bare-back.
When he arrived at the house the clock
had struck three, and the entire party
was in consternation as he rode up to
the door, both legs wrapped around that
mule's body, slashing him with a club
at every jump, and followed in his ca
reer by half tbe boys in town.
A Game for a Winter's Evening.
Perhaps it is not exactly a game, but
it might be easily made into one. I do
not know what to call it either, unless
it be a "Journey by the Fireside," or
it may be the "Ilome Encyclopedia."
The idea is this: Some one selects an
object, any common one whatever, and
questions the other. Take, for example
the first thing before me a lamp. What
is the lamp made of? What is brass?
What is zinc? Where does it come
from? In what shape does it come?
What color? Does it melt easily or not?
What is it used for besides to make
brass? So the same series or longer ol
questions about the copper. Tbe base
of the lamp has lead run into it to make
it heavy, and a whole let more can be
learned about that. Then tfte chimney
and the shade are glass, and probably
very few can tell anything about so'
common a tiling as that. The wick is
of cotton. What is cotton ? Where is
it grown and ail about it? Why is tbe
wick made hollow, in the form of a
cylinder? Then the oil there is quite
story about that. Here is a single ar
ticle iu the room that would keep a lot
of bright-eyed youngsters profitably at
work a whole evening. Such a looking
up of dictionaries and other books be
fore some of the questions could be
properly answered! and no doubt some
of the older beads would find them
selves puzzled to answer all of the
questions that would be put. I hope
some of the boys and girls will
try this, for they will find out in the
first place how little they really know
about the articles they handle and use
every day, and in the second place that
these silent, common tilings, like some
silent, common people, have a history
if they can only be made to tell it. At
least so thinks your Old Uncle.
A resident in Indianapolis has the
following conspicuously posted up in
"XO voi xa man ALLOWED
to come and COURTE iny
he has T250.00 to PAY DOWX
on a house and Lot
balance in 13 & 3 yeares
for sail by me. WITHIN'."
Madame Nilsson, the Swedish Night
ingale, in addition to her other musical
accomplishments can whistle like a
mocking-bird. A correspondent of the
Arcadian says: "It is really wonderful
to hear her whistle; no one ever could
do it better. There is nothing she is
fonder of than aood romp with a lot
of lively childreu; she makes them all
infatuated with her in less than a min
ute, and she kicks up more noise than
an eight horse-power school girl.
Could anything be neater than the
old darkey's reply to a beautiful young
lady whom lie offered to lift over the
gutter, and who insisted that she was
too heavy. "Lor, missus," said he.
'Use used to lifting barrels of sugar."
A young beaux, at his sister's even
ing party, began to sing, "Why Am I
So Weak and Weary ?" when a little
brother brought the performance to a
sudden close by yelling out, "Aunt
Mary says its cause you come home so
e and drunk most every night.
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My Deaf Wife and Aunt.
I had an Aunt coming to visit me for
tbe first time s'.nce my marriage, and
I don't know what evil genius prompt
ed the evil wickedness which I perpe
trated toward my wife and ancient re
lation. . "My dear," said I to my wife on the
day before my aunt's arriyal,"yon know
Atiut Mary is coining to-morrow; well,
I forgot to mention a rather annoying
circumstances witii regard to her. She
is very tleaf ; and although she can hear
my voice, yet yon will be obliged to
speak extremely loud in order to be
heard, but I know you will do every
thing in your power to make her agree
Mrs. announced her detenu in-
tion to make herself heard, if within
X then went to John X , who
loves a joke about as well as any per
son I know of and told him to be in the
house at C p. u. on the day following
and felt comparatively happy.
I went to the railroad depot with a
carriage next night, and when I was on
my way home with my aunt, I said:
"My dear aunt, there is one rather an
noying infirmity that Annie (my wife)
has which I forgot to mention before.
She is very deaf, and although she can
hear my voice, to which she is accustomed-
in its ordinary tones, yet yoa
will be obliged to speak extremely loud
in order to be heard, I am sorry for it.
Aunt Mary in the goodness of her
heart, protested that she rather liked
speaking loud, and to do so would af
ford her pleasure.
Tbe carriage drove up on the steps
was my wife in tiie window John X ,
witii a face as utterly solemn as If he
had buried bis relatives.
"I am delighted to see you," shrieked
my wife, and the policeman en the op
posite sidewalk started, and my aunt
nearly fell down the steps.
"Kiss me, my dear," bawled my aunt ;
and the windows shook as if with fe
ver and ague. I looked at the window ;
John had disappeared. Human nature
could stand it no longer. I poked my
bead into the carriage and went into
When I entered the parlor my wife
was helping aunt Mary to take off her
hat and cape; and there sat John with
his face burried in his handkerchief.
'Did you have a pleasant journey ?"
went off my wife like a pistol, and John
nearly jumped to his feet.
"Rather dusty," was tbe response in a
war hoop, and the conversation proceed
ed. The neighbors for blocks around
must have heard it; when I was in the
third story of the building I heard eve
ry word distinctly.
In the course of the evening my aunt
took occasion to say to me:
"How loud your wife talks?" , ,
I told her deaf persons talked loudly
and that my wife being used to me, was
not affected by the exertion, and that
she was getting along nicely with her.
Presently my wife said softly
'Alf.how very loudly your aunt talks!
"Yes," said I, "all deaf persons do.'
You are getting along with her finely;
she hears every word you say."
And I rather think she did.
Elated at their success of being un
derstood, they went at it like hammer
and tongs till everything upon the mau
tlepiece clattered again, and I was se
riously afraid of a crowd collecting in
front of the residence.
But the end was near. My aunt being
of an investigating turn of mind, was
desirous of finding out whetner.the ex
ertion of talking was injurious to my
"Doesn't talking so loud strain your
lungs?" in an unearthly whoop, lor her
voice was not as musical as was when
she was young.
"Then wby do yon do it?" was the
"Because because you can't hear if
"What!" said aunt, rivaling a rail
road whistle at the time.
I began to think it time to evacuate
the premises; and looking around and
seeing John gone, I stepped into the
back parlor, and there he lay flat on his
face, with his feet at right angles and
his body, rolling from side to side with
his fists poked into bis ribs, and a most
agonized countenance, but not ntteriug
a word. I immediately and involun
tarily assumed a similar attitude and I
think from the relative position of our
feet and heads and our attempts to re
strain our laughter.apoplexy must have
ensued, if a horrible groan which John
gave vent to in his endeavor to suppress
risibility had not betrayed onr hidmg
In rushed my wife and aunt, who by
this time comprehended the joke, and
uch a scolding as I got then I hope nev
er to get again.
I know not what the end would have
been if John in his endeavors to be re.
spectfnl and sympathetic had not given
vent to such a groau and a horse laugh ,
that all gravity was npset and we
screamed in concert.
I know it was very wrong, and all
that to tell such a falsehood, but I think
that Mrs. Opie herself would have
laughed if she would have seen Aunt
Mary's expression when she was In
formed that her hearing was defective.
Expanding the Lungs.
Step out into the purest air joo ran
rind ; stand perfectly erect, with head
and shoulders back, and then fixing the
lips as if you were going to whistle,
draw the air through the lips Into the
lungs. When the chesf is- about half
full, gradually raise the arms, keeping
them extended with the palm ef the
bauds down, as you suck In the air, se
as to bring them over the head just as
the lungs are quite full. Then drop the
thumbs Inward, and after gently forcing
the arras backward and chest open, re
verse the process by which yoo draw
your breath till the lungs ore empty.
This process should be repeated im
mediately after bathing, and also sev
eral times through the day. It is Im
possible to describe to one who has nev
er tried It, the glorious sense of vigor
which follows this exercise, it is tbe
best expectorant In the world. We
know a gentleman, the measure ef
whose chest has increased by this means
some three or four inches during as
many months. Dr. Paine.
A young gentleman at Kansas City
sent seventy-live cents to New York re
cently for a method of writing without
pen or ink. He- received the following
reply: "Write with a pencil."