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DRIFTIXG.
mr jirs. t. s. h.
Drifting .with the tide
Floating down (iie Etream,
On and on we glide, ' '
In a uakjpgjdrcara.,.,.-. .
In a trance of pleasure
We pie the goldeu hours, -V!iIIe
sweet music's measure
; Falls like summer showers.
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Brigbt.atars gleam overhead
The hours are rosy hours
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drifting with the tide,
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Ever thus we glide,
Bright stars still gleamlngl"
-Hakied, Kr Nov. 30.
A L.AW KOM.VXCE.
Tlio Crtrlons History or a Boston
' Title to Real Estate
American Law Review.
Of thalocality of the parcel of real
estate, the history of the title of which
It ia proposed to relate, it may be suffi
cient to say that it lies in Boston, with
in thelimits of the territory ravished by
the great fireof November 8 and9,1872.
In I860 this parcel of laudwas in the
undisturbed possession of Mr. William
Ingalls" who referred his title to it to
the will of his father, Sir. Thomas In
galls, w,ho died in 1830. Mr. Ingalls,
the eldcr.'had been a very wealthy citi
zen of Boston, and wnen ho made his
will,' a fpy years before his death, he
owned this one tparcel of real estate,
worth about 50,000 and possessed in
addition personal "property to the
amount' of between' 8200,000 and
$300,0,00 By his wulbe specifically
devised, tKis parcel of land to his wife
for life, and upon her death to Ms ouly
child, the William Ingalls before mentioned,-,
iri fee, to whom, after directing
his executor to pay two nephews, Wil
liam and Arthur Joues.the sum. of $25,-
000 caeX he gave also the large resi
due?ofhis property. Aftertbe date of
the Trill, however, Mr. Thomas Ingalls
engaged in tome unfortunate specula
tions,' aridvupon the settlement of his cs
tatethe personal .property proved to be
barely'BUnicienfor the payment of his
debts, and the nephews jjpt no portion
of their legacies. Theteal estate, how
ever, afforded to the widow a comforta
ble income, whiclr enabled her during
her life to support herself in a respect
able manner. Upon her death, in 1845.
the Bon entered into possession of the
real estate, which had gradually in
creased in value; and he had been en
joying for fifteen years a handsome in
come derived therefrom when he was
one day surprised to hear that the two
cousins, whom his father had benevo
lently remembered in his will, had ad
vanced a claim that this real estate
should be sold by his father's executor,
and the proceeds applied to the pay
ment of their legacies. This claim.no w
made thirty yeara after the death of his
father, was of course a great surprise
to Mr Ingalls. He had entertained
the popular idea that twenty years' pos
session effectually cut off all claims.
Here, however were parties, after
thirty years' undisputed possession by
his mother and himself, setting up in
1860 a claim arising out of the will of
his father, that will having been proved
in 1830. NorMiad Mr. Ingalls ever
dreamed that the legacies givn to his
cousins could in .any way have prece
dence overthe specific devise of the
parcel of real estate to himself. It was,
as a matter of common sense, so clear
that hisiatherhaJ iptendedby his will
first to provide for'his wife and son,
and then to makca generous gift out of
the residue ofdHs'estate to his nephews,
that during the thirty years that
had tip psectasmce Tits death it had never
occurred to 'to any one to suggest any
othcr.dispd.of4hejropcrty than that
which had -actually been made. Upon
consulting with counsel, however, Mr.
Ingalls learned that although the time
-rithin which most actions might be
wrought was limited to a specified num
ber of years, there was no such limita
lion affecting the bringing of an action
f 4 recover a legacy. See Mass. Gener-
al -Statutes, chapter 97, section 22;
Kent vs. Dunham, 106 Mass., 586
ASH; Brooks vs.Lynde, 7' Al!en,G,4GG,
He also learned that as Jris father's will
j,:tve him, after his mother's death, the
wine estate that he would have taken
by inheritance had there been no will,
thCjlaw looked upon the devise to him
rj" void, and deemed him to have taken
I ic estate by descent. What he had
ynjvHl to Ik a specific device of the
estate to him was then a void devise or
no devise at all; and his parcel of real
estate being in the eye of the law
simply a part of an undevised residue,
was, of course, liable to be sold for the
payment of the legacies contained in his
father's will. It was assets which the
executor was bound to apply to that
purpose. The exact point had been
determined in the then recent citse of
Ellis vs. Page, 7 Cush. 161; and Mr.
Ingalls was finally compelled to see the
estate, the undisputed possession .of.
which he had enjoyed fbrso many years,
sold at auction by the executor of his
father's will for $135,000 not quite
enough to pay the legacies to his
cousins, which legacies, with . interest
from the' expiration of one year after
the testators death, amounted at the
time of the sale in 1862 to 143,000.
The Messrs. Jones themselves pur
chased the estate at the sale, deeming
the purchase a good investment of the
amount of their legacies, and Mr. In
galls instituted a system of economy in
his domestic expenses, and pondered
much on the uncertainty of the law
and the mutability of human affairs
By one of those curious coincidences.
which so often occur, Messrs.. William
and Arthur. Jones had scarcely begun
to enjoy the increasedsupply of pocket
money afforded, them by the rents of
their newly acquired property, when
each received one morning, a summons
to appear before the justices of the Su
perior Court? "to answer unto Johu
Rogers a.writ of entry," the premises
described in the writ being their newly
acquired estate.
The Messrs. Jones were at first rather
startled'by this unexpected proceeding;
butas-they had, when they received
their deed from Mr. Ingalls' executor,
taken the precaution to have the title
to their estate examined by, a convey
ancer, who had reported that he had
carried his examination as far back as
the beginning of the century and ,had
found the title perfectly clear and cor
rect, they took courage, arid waited for
further developments. It was not long,
however, before the facts upon which
the writ of entry had been founded
were made known. It appeared that
for some time prior to 1750 the-estate
had belonged to one John Buttolph,
who died in that year, leaving a will iri
which he devised the estate "to my'
brother Thomas, and, if he shall die
without issue, then I give the same to
my brother William." Thomas JJut
tolph had held the estate until 1775,
when he died leavingan only daughter,
Mary, at that time the wife of Timothy
Rogers. Mrs Rogers held the estate
until 1790, when she died, leaving two
sons and a daughter. This estate she
devised to her daughter, who subse
quently, in 1800, conveyed it to Mr.
Thomas Ingalls before mentioned.
Peter Rogers, the oldest son of Mrs.
Rogers was a non compos, but lived
until the year 1854, when he died at
the age of 75. Ho left no children,
having never married. John Rogers,
the demandant in the writ of entry,
was the oldest son of Jdm Rogers, the
second son of Mrs. Mary Rogers, and
the 4jasis of the title set up by him was
substantially as follows: He claimed
that under the decision in Hayward vs.
Howe,12 Gray,49,the will of John But
tolph had given to Thomas Buttolph
an estate tail, tbe law constructing the
intention of the testator to have been
that the estate should belong to Thos.
Buttolph, and to his issue as long as
such issue should exist, but that upon
the failure of such issue, whenever such
failure might occur, whether at the
death of Thomas or at any subsequent
time, the estate should go to William
Buttolph. It had also been decided
in Corbin vs. Healy, 29 Pick., 514,
516, that an estate tail docs not descend
in Massachusetts, like other real es
tate, to all the children of the deceased
owner, in equal shares; but, according
to the old English rule, exclusive to
the oldest son, if- an, and to 'the
daughters only iu default of. any son;
and it had been further decided; in
t i
Hall vs. Priest, 6 Gray, 18, 24 that
an estate tail cannot be devised or in
any way affected by the will of a ten
ant in .tail. Mr. John Rogers claimed
that the estate tail given by the will of
John Buttolph to Thomas Buttolph
had descended at the death of Thomas
to his only child, Mary Rogers; that
at her death, instead of passing, as had
been supposed at the time, by virtue
ofhcrwjll, to her daughter, that will
had been wholy without effect upon
the estate, which had, in fact, descend
d to her oldest on, Peter Rogers.
Peter Rogers had, indeed, been dis
seized iu 1800, if not before, by the
acts of his sister in taking possession. of.
and conveying away the estate; but as;
he was anon-compos during the whole
of his long life, the statute of limita?
tions did not begin tojrun against him,
and his heir ih tail, namely, John
Rogers, the oldest rson of his then L
ceased brother, John, was alloWetl by
Mass. Gen. St, c. 154, 5, ten years
after his1 'uncle 'Peter's death within
which to bring his action. As these
ten years did not ;expire runtil 1864,
this action brought in "1863, was sea
sonably 'commenced; arid it w'asrprose
cuted wjth-EUccess, judgment,in his fa
vor having been recovered ' by' John
Rogers"iri 1865.
The case of Rogers vs Jones was
naturally a subject of remark among
the legal profession; and it happened
to occur to one of the younger mem
bers of that profession that-it would be
well to iniprovo'spme of his idle mo
ments by studying up the facts of this
case in the Suffolk "registries of deeds
and of probate. Curiosity prompted
this gentleman to!.cx'tend his investi
gation beyond the facts directly in
volved in thoj case, and to trace the
title of Mr. John Buttolph back to an
earlier date. .He found that Mr. But
tolph had purchased! the es tate in 1730,
of one Hosea Johnson, to whom it had
been conveyed in 1,710 by Benjamin
Parsons." The deed from' Parsons to
Johnson, however, conveyed the land
toiJohnsbn, simply without any men
tion of his "heirs;" and the young
lawyer, having recently read the case
of Buffum vs. Hutchinson, 1 Allen,
58, perceived that Johnson took under
this deed only a life estate in the grant
ed premises, and tliat at his death the
premises reverted to Parsons or t(T his
)ieirs. The young lawyer, being of
enterprising spirit, thought it would be
well to follow out the investigation
suggested by hi3 discovery.- -He found,
to his surprise, that Hosea Johnson did
not die until 1786, the estate having,
iu fact, been purchased by him for a
residence when he was twenty-one
years of age and about to be married.
He had lived, upon it for twenty years,
but hadthen moved his residence to
another part of the city, and,, sold Bib
estate, as wo have seen, to Mr. But
tolph. When Mr. Johnson died, in
1786, -at the age of ninety-seven, it
chanced that the sole party entitled to
the reversion, as heir of Benjamin
Parsons was"a young .woman, a; grand
daughter, aged eighteen, and just mar
ried. The young lady and her hus
band lived, as sometimes happens, to
celebrate their diamond wedding iu
1861, but died during that year. As she
had been under the legal disability of
coverture from the time when her
right of entry upon tho estate as heir
of Benjamin Parsons, first accrued, at
the termination of Johnson's, life es
tate, the provision of the statute of
limitations, before cited, gave her heirs
ten years after her death, within which
to bring their action, These heirs
proved to be three or four people of
small means, residing in remote parts
of the United States. What arrange
ments the young lawyer made with
these parties and also with Mr. John
Smith, a speculating moneyed man of
Boston, who was supposed to have fur
nished certain necessary funds, he was
wise enough to keep carefully to him
self. Suffice it to say, that in 1869
an action was brought by the heirs of
Benjamin Parsons to recover from
Rogers, the land which he had just re
covered from William and Arther
Jones. In this action the plaintiffs
were successful, and thoy-had no sooner,
been put in formal possession '-of the
estate than they conveyed it, now
worth a couple of hundred thousand
dollars, to the aforesaid Mr. John
Smith, who was popularly supposed to
have obtained in this case, as ho' usual
ly did in all financial operations iu
which he was concerned, the lion's
share of tho plunder. The Parsons,
heirs probably realized very little from
the results of the suit; but the young
lawyer obtained sufficient to establish
him as a brilliant speculator in subur
ban lands, second mortgages and pat
ent rights". Mr. Smith had been but
a short time in possession of his new
estate when the great fire of November,
1872, swept over it. lie was, howev
er, a most energetic citizen, and the
ruins wcre'not cold before he was at
work rebuilding, llv bought an ad
joining lot, in order to incrcise the size
of his estate, the whole of which was
soon covered with an elegant, .block,
conspicuous on the front of which mty
nd.wbe seen his initials, "J. S.," cut
in the stone.--. r- rgp-s yy
While the estate which once.belongcd
to Mr. William Ingalls was passing
frohi one person to another in the be
wildering manner in which we have
endeavored to describe, Mr. Ingalls
had himself, for a time, looked on in
amazement. It finally, occurred to
him, however, that he would go to the
roqt of this matter of the title. He
appointed a skillful conveyances to'
trace that title back, ifpossible,tdthe
book of possession. The result of this
investigation was that it appeared that
thd parcel which ho had himself owned,
together with the additional parcel
bought and added to it by Smith, had,
iu 1643 or 1644, when the book of
possession was compiled, constituted
the parcel, which was then in the "pos
session" of one "Madid Engie," who
subsequently in 16G0, under the name
of "Mauditt Englcs," conyeyed it to
John Vcrgoose, on the express con
dition that PQbuilduishojd-crJbo,
erected on a certain portion of the
rearpfj.the premises conveyed. Nbwv
it tad so. happened that-his-porfon, of
these . premises had never 'been built
upon before the great firc;; bat '-Mr.
Smith's new buildings had covered the
wliole of the forbidden ground. It was
cvjdeit then, thaUhe, ponditiqn had publishes.iis.rroxning-KSele-befen
broken; that the breach had oc-Tr;vC,S fifnl,n1'lTt0.04flvMv,l
curred so recently- that the right to en
force WorMturowas J6t" fiajrVed byj th
statute, and could not be deemed
to
havobeenj waived byfafiyjieglect or fj
delay; and that consequently, under
the decision in Gray vs. Blanchard, 8
Pick., 284, a forfeiture of the estate
or breach of this condition could now
be enforced if the true parties entitled
by descent and by residuary devises
under the original "Eugle" or "En
glcs" could only be found. It occur
red to Mr. Ingalls, however, that this
name "Engles" bore a certain similar
ity in sound,to4hat of his pwn;,and,as,.
he had heard that during the- early
:---i.-V.t.-. -t- 4
years uiier inu settlement ui mis coun
try great changes in the spelling of
names had been brought about, he in
stituted an inquiry into his own gene
alogy, the result -of which was, in
brief, that he found he could prove
himself to be the identical person en
titled, as heir of Madid Engle, to
enforce, for breach of the condition
in the old deed' of 1650,- the forfeiture
of the estate now in the possession of
John Stnith
vnr
1 When Mr. Smith heard :bf these
l: . A
facts he felt that a retributive Nemesis
was pursuing him. He lost the usual
pluck-and bull dog-determination with
which he had been accustomed to fight
at the law all claims against him
whether just or unjust. He consulted
the spirits,, and, they rapt out Uic an
swer that lie must make theies't set'
tlenient he could with Mr. Ingalls, or
he would infallibly lose all his fine es
tate not only that part, which Mr.
Ingalls had originally" held, and which
ho had obtained for almost nothing
from-the-heir of-Bcnjamih Patsons, ,
but also the adjoining parcel, for which
he paid, its, full value, together with
the elegant buildings which he had
erected at a cost exceeding the whole
value of the land. Mr. Smith believed
in the spirits; they had made a lucky
guess in answering an inquiry from
him; he was getting old; he had
worked like a steam-engine during a
long and busy life, but now lib health
and digestion were giving out; aud
when the news of Mr. Ingsdls' claim
reached his cars, he became, in a word,
demoralized. He instructed his law
yer to make the best settlement of the
matter that he could, and a settlement
was soon effected by which the whole
of Smith's parcel of land in the burnt
district was convcyedto Mr. Ingalls,'
wno gave dock to -ur, omun a mort
gage for the whole amount which the
latter had expended in the erection of
his buildni'r, together with which he
had paid for the parcel added by him
to the ormmal lot. Mr. Smith not
liking to have anything to remind him
of his unfortunate speculation, soon
sold and assigned his mortgage to tin
MassKchussctts Hospital and" Life In;
surancc Company; and as the well
knoVrfraunsehbfjthatJlnstitutioiL has
now examined and passed the title, we
may presume thatTthere arc iifit no
more flaws remaining to be discovered.
In conclusion we may say that Mr.
Wm. Ingalls, after having been some
tenyears-a rcviler of the. law, cspc
daily that portion of it which relates
tothdMitln to real estate,1 vi now in'
i -
clined to look niore complacently upon
it, being again in undisturbed posses-
sioi
i
niori
.--j, Vi'T. ,T . vr
therefrom of an ample lhcbtnti Which
will enable him to pass the remainder
of his days in comfort, if not in luxury.
But though Mr. Ingalls is content with
the final result of the- history of his
title, those lawyers who are known as
"conveyancers" are by no- means hap,
py when they contemplate that histo
ry, for it has tended to impress them
hoillhofpidb fothe ground upon
whicTi they"aro accustomed to tread,
and how extensive is the knowledge and
how great the care required of all who
travel over it; and how they are more
disputed than ever, when, as so often
happens, they are requested to "just
step over" to tho registry and "look
down" a title, and are informed that
the title is a. very simple one and will
onlyr take a few minutes, and Boat
So-and-so, .Va very "careful man," did
it inthks than half an hour, last year,
and found it all right, and that Iris
T5hargowrw-five--dollai
umc inpuniieiiitjagi uicsm jib
KrtntortlinuryflVuTalDlNpIay
aud'otber Xauve cstivAiesT""
New York, November 10. The
graphic synopsis' 6f tho letter T-cceivca
in London fror
in ijonuon irom Stanley, ile says
Jjivingstbne was wronr
-if. HI EST " ki Vc:
--ivnin'r ,1
irii fiOTWiitt rW.' I
Victoria Nyanza 13 one. lake, but
Spoke's two islands are lpemnsu3!
The river Shineey is the principal feed.
eroftho lake. Nile yet discovered.
Stanley had several conflicts with
slave-dealers on the lake. On one oc
casion he was attacked by 100 natives,
armed with spears, in thirteen canoes,
who were repulsed with a severe fight.
Three natives were killed.
He arrived af Utcsa'shunting-camp,
"MsauraApnt-H wheheing!--
rected extraordinary festivities and dis
plays. One feat was a naval review
on the lake of eighty-four canoes,
manned by 2,500 men. On the second
day, in addition to naval maneuvers,
there were races, in which eighty-four
canoes were engaged, each propelled
by thirty oarsmen, the King leading
tie-fleet personally, -in 'tlie presence of
a great crowu oi on-iooners, lnciuaun;
the-three!hundred wives of the King.(
Orfthe third daytnere -w'as'birdooF--
ing and target practice by three thou
sand troops, and on tho Jourth day. ho
reiurned to Utesa's capital. This King
has two million subjects, is aMussul
mant, has great intelligence, and his
dominion affords the best1 augury for
the possible civilization of Africa.
Kentucky in Danger. ""
. Indianapolis Sentinel.
The cheering intelligence -comes, to
hand that the noble youth of our city
have .risen up in theirxutraged dignity,
and arc determined to preserve the
honor of the, Commonwealth' and resist
the avaricious encroachments of Ken
tucky on our soil.- Green River Island
will be vindicated, cost what it'may.'
Tho" pupils, of. the High Schools, fifty
in limnbir.'havc1 organized themselves
into a military company, without any
solicitation from the -State, authorities
and are prepared to receive sealed pro
posed forwar fronr Kentucky or any
other sea-port town. Professor Emc
rich, who served with distinction in the
Prussian army, will conduct the drill
aud teach them how todrill augur holes
in the dark and bloody soil. In order
to make things consist the noble re
cruits will soon send in bills to their
patents and guardians for uniforms, un
less the State, properly appreciating"
inc proiccuonaiiori.'cu uy a sianunip
army, should come forward and make
a proper appropriation for the bellig
erent raiment. Guns will be furnished
from the arsenal, and the malicious re
port that the hammers will be previous
ly taken oil" should be discredited by a
grateful public. Let the good work go
on, and the warlike contagion spread
tilUlie tootof the festive fife and tb
ruD-a-auD or-tucTiciicious arum siiai
be heard a train in the land. Just at
tne proper moment, .wueiutne conten
tion among the State Guards over the
'fee of one" dollar threatens to leavo our
flank exposed to the cnemy,thcsc nobI3
youth", with the fire of liberty iu their
eyes and 'the Tose" of heaven on tlieir
ch.eeks, come Jprward to defendour
firesides from the insurgent hordes of
Kentuckv.- -Confidence k-retnretl.'
4A - CVJ Of
thsiTVhMfirynnrt nv-thn1 roeeint
' A To'asb' (Dob" Story. "
The Lexington' Pfcst is responsible
for this: "In this sky there lives a
bank officer- who has a favorite dog;
of great intelligence; orlS that has been
his constant companion for year?,' and
has intelligently watched his master's
way3 all the while. The dog happened
on one occasion; to- be In the-countings-room
of another bank about the hour
of closing, and discovered the teller
counting out 7ns. funds, watejied the
operation intently.jnntil the, pileof hills,
had been completed, and the estimates
were being made; The figures" arid the
count did not tally, and the teller
turned to his desk to- makd some fur-,
ther.searphjfor funds; .tfhen,.tho dog
lifted himself quietly up to the level
of the desk, took the entire pile of
bilk In his month, and walked deliber
ately and quietly away. The teller
finished his search, turned to recount
thefundsiwhenlo! there was'' none to
be found. What' had become 'of it?
The wicket in front was closed, anI
there was, no human being; near..
Startled, ho .turned just in time to see
the dog pass out of the door, and to
liis amazement' had ihei wad of green
backs in hij mouth. His canine dig
nity seemed to be to no part of a hurl
ry, for neither bank officers nor bank
dogs' CVer- so' forgot that oJiwa cum ilit-
nttale, wHch'is- one 'of thd.inheretants
of that vocation, a3 to cet iu a hurrv:
but fallmg Into the slow dignified
step required when following his nias-
terhe made direct for his own bank".
swlie're he. walked, in and' deposited his
gams in mo vomer, .ojumejuoor ot the
;vault. Nor did' he yield willirigly to
its surrender"' to its owner, until the
superior moral perception and' moral
suasion of his master had been evoked.
Was this instinct, or was it reason,-or.
was it both?"' ' :
Moosy'' SPrcaching or NnnUcy's
SiHSiiijr. ,
Uew'l'otk Jinn
There is a dispute., as to whether
Moody's preaching' or Sankeys singing;
has had" thp more; powerful lnnurace
in .tlio Brooklynf.reyival. The juin
strel has often brought, the audience to
tears, and so has the preacher. " It
seems! as though the'cantfcles of loyc
arid woe" had often" 'thrUled'the souls'
of the hearer when-, the. appeals of .the.
exhorte'r proved, ineffectual. Multi
tudes have gone to eiijoi the songs ot
Sankey Tvho "would ;fiever gone to lis
ten, to the sermons, of Moody. It- is
very likely that; if Moody had carried
on operations by' himself there would
have, been no such interest in the re
vival, as had been exhibited. No
doubt there has been preposterous ex,
aggeration in the praise of Sankey's
singing by people who know little
about music or singers. But still his
solo singing has been superior to that
of the solo singers in most of the
churches, and he occasionally resort
to rather striking vocal artifices that
are uncommon in church singing.
Moody and Sankey work well togeth
er; they supplement each other; thero
is a thorough understanding between
them; and, though we could not de
cide which of them has had more to
do with the revival we would not say
that Saukey had the less to do with it.
A Transatlantic Pigeon I'ost.
Experiments are now in progress in
England, in training a variety of car
rier pigeon indigenous to Iceland, the
object being to establish if possible, a
pigeon transatlantic, mail between the
United States and England, Thebird
is of great docility, intelligence, and
spirit, and is naturally oceanhoming.
Its speed is over 150 niile per hour,
and it is said to be able to return to its
habitation from any part of the world.
A pair of' these pigeons recently carried
dispatches from.raris to a lone spot in
a wild and rocky part of Kent, within
ten miles of London, in oue and a half
hours. Should tho present efforts to
educate the birds prove successful,
next summer will find an almost daily
occau mail in practical operation, as it
is bejioved that the flight from .con
tinent to continent can easily lie ac-
compnsnwi between, sunrise in one
hemisphere and sunset in the other.
An Irishmau, on arriving in this
country, took a, fancy to a Yankee
girl and wrote to his wife. "I)ear
Norah, these melancholy liucs are to
inform you that I died yesterday, anil
hope you are enjoying the same bles
sing. I recommend you to marry
Jerry O'Rourke and take care of the
chiltler. From your affectionate hus-
baml till death'
Tiircc Dansli t crs Sin flora ted "Dan
gers ofltomaaee Reading;
The Polonio family, one of the' molt'
distinguished in Florence, has been-
thrown into great excitement bv tho t
inexplicable suicide of thrc "of its '
da ugh tors. A-week ago Mmc Poloj
nio walked till A, late hourwith her
daughters - in thq gardens; of Ptdaco.
Sipia. Thp, young ladies seemed .ill.
good spirits,, and f no apprehensions
wcro-entertained, tJThQ,iiext morning :
they did notmakc their appearance,nnil
were at last discovered in, a small
apartment, suffocated with the., fumes,
ot 1 eharcoal. J.he youngest showejl. t
faint signs of life, but shortly afterward
expired.
Tho glrla had '-shbwn -'jrreatekillLiri.-
executing their sad iiction; ' Tho
youugestaged' fifteen, had, it appeared, "
made' the arrangements'the' night be-
fore. J' BnzTer filled with charcoal
was placed in the 2m-.ll apartment, and '
a pile of coals was near to be- ready to '
feed the fire. The greatest mysterr'
pervailcs the affair, but it is supposed r
the sisters, ha'd. distorted tlieir minds'-
by the inordinate reading of wild'rtH '
mances and works of peculiar theories"-' '
They were In the habit of sittfng up ai"
night for the perusal of these'danger- ,
ous volumes, and hence their non-appearance
did not at- first create I.sur
prise on ther morning of the fatal dis ,
covery, . 7T .- , . . .,
Tucctr Fnitufui 'AYiTe.
, IStir rorfc Leife?."""? '''
, They were married when tho' man-
was a chalr-maker.and" they' might have -
bad a r happy1 career' had the former re-
mairied honest.' They livetl id a'plairr'
mariner;- mingled; with mechanics
ciety, arid wore tho pareat3tf twoboy
1 A 11 11 1 ' ' - 1-T .
suju iwugiris, gooa looxmgana neauHyj-children.-
The' era 'of- meietricwwll
splendor has come and tgemsilik&t 1
dreamt Tho"-girls: arc raarrietL Each'
had diamond wedding, and' eacfe has 1
sunk in"obscurity and poverty. The i
two sons r once held- fine 'appdintmsBts'?
ih the service of the Ring, ibut'tbey'
are 'now only lounging aroundcthe:Cty'"
Hall: The mother is in widow's "desoM
lation. The iH-gottov-woftltk hi almost1 -
all -gone. A million and a half has
passed into the hands of her lawyer?,
and her husband is still ' a prisoner.
A seedy' and' corpulent oldniarViu-.
habiting a" pair- of rooms in Ludlowi
Street jail, is all- that is left" of he
whohas been Alderman, Congressman
Chair-maker and lawyer1, ComHisskri-
er of Parks, Public Buildings arid-1'-pocks,
'State 'Senator, ' and" for' 'seven
years the autocrat of this city.';' The
only redeeming feature is the faithful"4
wife, who is reducing herself to povcr-"1
ty in hope of Obtaining her husband's''
release. 1 - ' '
' r-- .
Why Don't Yon Learn a Tirade.;
This question was pronounced in Vour ,
neanng, a lew minutes, since, to
young man who had been forsev'era
months unsuccessfully seeking employ
ment as a clerk or salesman ih some
pf our leading houses. Complaining
of his ill-luck, one of his friends, who '
knew he had mechanical talent, but
doubtful whether he could make h'iinV
self useful either as a clerk or salesman,'
put the question to him, which wo"
have placed at the head of this artlcle.
The reply was, that a trade was not, so'
respectable as a mercantile occupation
Under this delusive idea, our-stores-are
crowded with.young men who have
no capacity f r business, and- who",' hd-'
cause of the fancied respectability of
doing nothing, waste away their pr.
nority upon salaries which cannot pos
sibly liquidate their expenditures. '
Late, too late iu life, ,they discover
their error, and before they reach the
nge of thirty, many of them loo wfth
envy upon the thrifty mechanic whom
iu the days q their , boyhood, thov
were accustomed to deriiie. The
false views of rcspectibility which' pre
vails in the fashionable society of the
present day, have ruined thqusands'oif
young men. ( and willriun thousand's
more. Kmbichj Advocate "
. . .
The large man iu.the-black.'lwt who
goes into offices and asks ,furia cncil
and slip of paper to write ajfewvword.-,
and then carries off tho pencjl he will
never.go to heaven. !
EIishaPhlIipps,'or New England;
after twenty years' service hi' 'tkirpen
itentiary, has dug. up thehioh'eyhr?
stole from the bank, and"' will1 begin'
life anew, as it were. jf:
Khodo Island has, about twSithou?
aud more scholars, ioj, bcrSabbatji
schools than she -; has. . ;childreu of, tj
ecljoplnge. ' . Jr,ih
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