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Was KhadowaVmfftben on the ptaia T
And taaseeeaeaoartet In tfje ana ; j.l $
A4 Matetalmr! ''"'VT '
Wbea bMi are tangled te We trees '
That ewarhaag the river's bank;
- And hi at 4 take thear a , j
And ahlieng patts go "cane: and dank :
., , That's nllriiig4h , . . , ,
When paw and Fido ltnrer roand- ' . . ,
When ctacmayawliaae akin the rrond. - '
Andante iwnaialai ad, raids; - " 1
When ror jtrbl 1 ditty stnjr. .- , .. i
And squirrels hide to leaf; borne ;
And crosswise Jets go ping and pinf r
ajaapausare heapea with cream loea: I
That's aUkiiig -Uae.
' When Htfla enea sre tired with pibvr.
And ta the corners Mink and nod ;
Whea katydids are load aad ray, .
And watted coma the chilly end ; '
Whea aura aw few and faiatlj flaw.
" And waking trsSies gather feat, .
-. like eMAsslBahea of go"
t4le lor hornet the bear to pa
I 1 ;. a
"mAN AUTUMN LEAF. -
The road wlada past the waisdid hill ;
Tha aalet farm ho ataada ahsof
The bss ban round the window-Ul ;
The ana cava oa the slanting roof.
. f atat atreafca ef ctlmsoa Baa aesatVla,
And uir aplaade faintly jriow;
The cradle (let Dentae me sssmts; ,
The unhitched o a heensward ge.
The watch-dog etrstenee by the etoav
And tlecui aoxmtide hat tern:
The rlrer glsss from shore to shore
creeps arowsnj m
O rweete tore, Uiat aroagM sweet cars I
Akmov hy tanfted roota
Ana in uh rrsert qnet
"She blaeMrd Una the ssOowtng eprayv
And etoea ass geldsa kit:
The crickets em astir ah day ( ,
Hweeteoaada are lathe air;' '
Vault roand aa ererj whars. .
Where flea thaVirdf Ah I who caa IcUf
The bae atark-dead wUl He;
And bint wUl grow the Briskets belt t-
When winds are wailing by : ,
Tliis Idle sea? of Mine, as weft, '
With aotamn leans will die.
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George Alfred Townaend writes to the
Chicago Tribun, under a recent datej f
Intimations hare been (iren tout ta cr
era.1 qaarten that wi are to be rratifled
with a gliaaiMe of the eombined Erie and
Tammany nnr In Waabjnrion this win
ter, New York being, for the' fhtnre, alto
rether too smaii a ibeatra tWr their per.
formancea, Whetiser it be Sweeney, or
Gould, or Fik, .Jl, Is not cleuif made
out, bat Flak. Jr, has been here already.
It vas in thiswise: - - -
': c lir.llilcy, a dry goods merchant on the
arenas-says that, some few years ago,
when his patience had been pretty well
ran down py dry goads dnnnmeM, he was
amazed to see enter his store a stoafish,
stylish young man, dressed like a blue-Jay,
in Telyet, and Tarnish, and rohi seals, who,
calm as a horse Jockey, said:
Kiley, my name's flsk ; I Want .to sell
jou some gpafoZ
" I don t want any roods, of any sort.' .
"RileyVyou'dor Yon want just the
goods I have, Riley, and I mean to sell
them to you. I want too, old boy, to re
port yourself at the Metropolitan Hotel
. this evening, and 111 fix you off with some
goods that yonH ba raised withoak"
Mr. Riley says that the rollicking rrar
ity of the man was original, and be found
him sell; presently, promising to go to the
.LoteL . ; , : . .
- Wheat h arrired there the same night,
ba was ushered up to a pair of parlors.
In the back room were the ribbons, sam
ples, and jimcracks of the future financier,
and "through the halfopon door Riley
could ace in the other parlor, gathered
about an elaborate champagne spread,
some forty Senators, RepreseBtstires, and
beads of departments, Fuk slapping them
familiarly, making everybody roar with
laughter, and otherwise showing the meet
ancient forms of friendship with each and
every one of them. 1 ' ' - ' .
"Come in," he said to RDey, "here's
the fatted calf that died squealing for
" No ! " said Riley, I won't go in there.
I don't drink."
"All right, Riley, old boy!" said Fisk.
Keep your upper story clear ; that's my
little game.'' . ' - - ' : ' ,
" Fisk ! look here, how long have you
known those men f "
H Never met one of them before to-day I
I set then spread. I always lay a nest
egg like this, you know."
It is presumable that Fisk, therefore, will
not be without friends when he comes to
.Washington. - ; . .
Thers hare been fifteen persons elected
by tbe. people to the office of President of
the United States. Of this number the
. present incumbent is the only survivor. It
An true that Messrs. FQhnere and Andrew
Johnson, who were chosen Y ioeJPresldeirU
and became Presidents "by the deaths "of
their chiefs, Taylor and Lincoln, are still
living. This Is extraordinary mortality.
The first President, Gen. Washington,
died while the second President was -in
office.: ""'! . ". .'wt.'vi
The fourth President, James Madison,
and the fifth; James Monroe, expired dur
ing the administration of President Jack
son, . But the fifth President, James Mon
Toe, died five' years before the fourth,
The sixth 'President, John Quincy
Adaros, lived until 1848, and died when
James K, Polk, the tenth President, was
The seventh President, Gen. Andrew
Jackson, died three years before his pre
dcrcssor, thr sixth President, via, in 1845.
The eighth, Martin Van Buren, died
tv 1 WW5 jnn Andrew otason was in
Tbe ninth. Gen. Harrison, expired one
month after his inautruration, in 1841.
The tenth, JameaK. Polk, led within
three months after leaving the office, in
May, 1848. vcii ?''! a '
Gen. Taylor, A eleventh President,
died in office in July, 1850.
f Gen. Franklin Pierce, the twelfth Pres.
'dent, has iust deceased, being the last sur
Tivor of the ex-Preasdenta
Ilia successor, James Buchanan, depart
ed Oils life in June eflasl year, being the
Abraham Lincoln, the fourteenth Presi
dent, as is well known, was assassinated
In April, 185, being the second month of
his second term.
, , We give below a table showing the
number of years each President livetf after
the expiration of his Presidential term,
taking no account of odd months : , .
Of-orp Wsebhiyton lyaara.
John Adams. S6 years.
Thorns Jefferson. - 17 years.
Jsreea Madlane)..v.... IS year
James Mtuiroe. .......... S years.
J. O. Adams.... IS yearn.
Aadrew Jacfcso .- h yeaia.
Mnrtln Van Barea . 16 years.
W. H. Harrison... tHedmoffloa.
James K Polk..S months aftar ezplrstioa of office.
iea. Z. Taylor Iied in office.
Franklin Pierce w.....-, ,.....lt ynars.
J smns Buchanan ? years,
Ahrahaia iiacoia...... ..Dd ia sfltre,
The Game eX Chan.
The story of the origin of the game of
- chess is something after this wise; Aa an
Tent WrCTTweattad with the oid,"WTjni-otit
sports of the period, offered a reward for
the invention of a game which should
combine amusement and instruction. His
Grand Vizier thereupon, after long study,
invented the game of chess, as being a pas
time and as teaching in epitome the art of
concentrating forces, attacking, defending,
retreating, ete as applied to military tac
tics. Tae King was so delighted with the
game that he told the Vizier to name his
own reward. The wise man replied that
'for his reward he would only ask for a
certain number of kernels of corn, on the
following plan : Two kernels for the first
Nquare on the chess board, four kernels for
'the second square, eight for the third, and
so on up to the sixty-fourth square, the
number of kernels for each square being
double that for the preceding one. ' The
King, laughing, granted the modest re
quest, "bat, upon computation. It was dis
covered that, not only was there not so
- much rraln in the kinrdom. but that the
tthoU worid could hardly produce, In half
a dwic ui years, me gran necessary, to
make good the king's promise.
Allowing 120 mains of corn to "the
ounce, and M pounds to the bushel, the
amount required to fill the bill would be
17,343,54,41o,887 bushels, and some odd
pounds over. The number of grains
WOUIU PC ,J"J,Ol,0040,S31,JWU,
A " atKRCH ant prince lout a gold check
for $500 m Hosum. Aa honest youth
working on a ema.ii auiaxy iouna it, over
hauled the owner on Central wharf, and
restored it, . M. P. gave him thirty egnui
33y ;llVecl S. Ilortsley.
vKC9 . TTIIISTON'S STTEZTttEABT.
i - T";- BXASTS :UKB TJJlTS, ;. - "V
Hata yon never observed that certain
shops seem to: have been taken at a long
lease by Failure, and underlet to unfortu
nate speculators, who struggle for a little
while to establish a business, and then
suddenly vanish? No. 10 Dreary street,
Bedford, square, held -this unsatisfactory
position in. the'world of trade. R had
been a grocery . for three months, - when
creditors came and removed the stores,
leaving nothing behind but a mixed smell
of tallow and molasses. A watchmaker
had tried to establish himself there, but his
strongest magnifying glass, though ever
glued to his eye, tailed to detect a custom
er, and no sound was ever heard in his
shop but the tic the tic doukxireux-i-of his
merchandise. Of course his affairs were
Boon.woundupi, .Then a (Crinoline, mer
chant knad& anj tnOeQcatei exbibitia of
feminine undergarments, without, how
ever, adding to the bustle of the establish
ment. It was now devoted to refresh
ments, bat stomachic-pufls. tempted : the
passers-by as little as the dorsal had done;
Singer-beer ruled flat, lemonade was a
rug, buns were heavy, and poor Annie
Johnstone found the problem of keeping
tha wolf from the door the wolf which
king or parliament can extirpate more
difficult to solve daily. She sat behind her
litUe dingy counter writing a letter, with
but small chance of a customer coming In
to interfere with the work of composi
tion: ...... . . .
atT Dsas Uncu WnxiAaQ-Papa. told ne I was
never to apply to yon. bees que yon had helped hi in
once, and hid refused to do so again, and yon were
diseased because we tried to keea a shop, which
Indeed has beea a very lease ausaspt. for there is
no chance of the shop's keeping as. I disobey him
sow. Decease I do not kaow what else to da. I
have not seen or heard of papa for Bra days, and
almost fear that something may hare happened to
aim taaaahha often asaea-hide sac avUiula ttaae.
Decease of creditors; for he has not been moch
more saeeeasfBi in getting to sail coal or wine on
commission, or as as agent for inseranee com
panies, than I have been as a confectioner, and be
has not brought me say money now for a long time.
He bated to me tbat be might go
hardly think be sreaid have done that
abroad, baft I
and yet he was always so afraid of
his lettem being -stooned. and helDinc neonie to
trace hint, that he sosy bare done k, If the rent ia
not paid try Monday. 1 shall bertnrned oat of the
bouse, ana then what n 1 to do? Tea see, dear
uncie William, lamoMtoM to write to yon, because
I hsreae one else to ask ; and if yaa will not jwt me
hi the way of earning my-Urine somehow, f most
nosiUTely beg, and that woe Id be even mora dis
creditable than selling, or trying to sell, pastry,
wontdat it? H really is not my fiaU ; I nave tried
my best, and dined on stale bans for days and days.
" Yonraffectioaate niece,
.1 r - t -Ajona J.sjiSTos a."
She directed this letter to "William
Johnstone, Esq., Joss House Villa, South
end," and kid it on the counter before her
just as a customer came in a very young
man, won very amny boots and nat, bril
liant gloves, and a natty umbrella, who
saluted on entering in a manner not cus
tomary amongrt Englishmen, who general
ly, remain covered in a shop, however at
tractive the mistress of it may be. . -
41 Good morning, Miss Johnstone,'? said
he, ia an embarrassed way; "I have come
for my luncheon."
If the youth looked embarrassed, the n'rl
looked vexed. She colored over her fore
head, and knit her brows strangely, con
sidering bow few - customers she had, and
how great was her need of them. Her re
ply, too, was as impolitic as the expres
sion of her countenance, being an intima
tion that she was afraid she had nothing
to offer him.
"O," he replied, "I never eat heavy
luncheons ; just a basin of soup and a glass
"I faare no soup-, and the sherry is out,"
44 Well, now I think of it, I am tired of
soup ; I had sooner have a sandwich and
a pint bottle of Bass."
MI cannot give you those either." said
she.' J . t . .
" O, well," he persisted, it's of no con
sequence. Here is some pastry, and I am
very fond of pastry ; and that, with a bot
tle of ginger-beer "
lue nrl. wno nad been constraining
herself with difficulty, now broke out,
Ton can get a good luncheon at a dozen
places close try! sue exclaimed with un
called for vehemence ; " why do you not
go to one ot them?"
-11 Uke this best," ne summered.
Your pastry, thou eh not, perhaps. Quite
what you might call new, seems to agree
with me better; or 1 mean, you know
You come here out of charity f cried
the giri, bursting into tears. " You think
I am poor and want custom, and so you
come here and try to eat stuff; and I am
sure you go where you can get proper
food afterward somewhere else. It is not
my fault if I can't have things nice !"
O, for goodness' .sake ! O, don't cry I
O, my pretty I mean to say, I dont
know what I am saying," cried the youth,
in great distress. .."Well, if you must
have the truth, I do not come here for
your stale tarts, but because I fell in love
with you through the window one day ;
and every time I have come here I have
fallen more and more in love with you;
and if you will not love me back, and
promise to marry me. Til I don't know
what I wont do ; there I"
Seeing that his fair charmer did not
give any signs of being further offended,
but only kit off crying, and looked down
in confusion, the youth took courage,
dropped his gloves into his hat, and his nat
on a little round table, and leaned his el
bows on tha counter ever against Annie,
who did not draw , back, and thus the
voun c people's heads were net separated
by w& very cruel distance.
" What nonsense," she murmured.
" It may be nonsense to expect you will
ever love me," replied the youth ; " but it
is serious earnest that I have not been able
to ret you out of my head all this month
try what I would ; and all toy friends are I
wondering wnai is tne mailer witn me.
If I have not the chance of getting you
for my wUc, I do not care whether I pass
my examination or not. That is sense, I
hope." . v -1 . -
"But you are so young '-
" I'll bet I am older than you T
' "0, but that is nothing. And then
you are a gentleman."
M And so are you a lady," said the youth.
"0,1 learned all about you from your
father.' I saw him leaving this house one
day, and a little while afterward I met him
in a smoking-room and we happened to
get into conversation. He told me how
he had lost his property in Unfortunate
speculations on the turf and otherwise
and how, instead of sitting down help
lessly, as so many young ladies who have
been brought up In luxury would do, you
tried to earn- a living ao pluckily--And
that made me love you stfll more.
.- dm you tell my father you knew the
shop, and had seen me?"
"Why, no ; I did not like to do that."
" Why T Ah I I know the reason; be
borrowed money of you !" cried Annie,
coloring with vexation.
" Only a trifle the veriest trifle." '
"Andlcaanot even repay that! ,'You
see how hopeless and foolish an engage
ment between ns would be."
"No, I don't." -
. "I have "nothing in the worw, ana no
. " No more have IT cried the lad, with
exultation. " I have nothing in the world
and have no expectation. Why, we
were ordained for each other."
In the course of further parley, H trans
pired that the young man's name was Ed
ward Whistoa; that he was articled to a
solicitor, and had just served bis time;
also, that he had gained applause in
private theatricals, and had an idea - that
his real vocation was the stage an evi
dent resource In case Mr. Johnstone, tne
father, did not turn up, ana Mr. J onnston.
the uncle, refused to receive his niece,
a state of affairs which would render an
immediate marriage pruaent. Annie dia
not quite see the logic of this, but owned
tnat ner distress at sjmg -"
Whiston (well N ed) come in for a bad ;
lunch every other day was caused by a
peculiar objection to receive cnanty irom
him, which would not have occurred to
her in the case or anyotner numan ncing.
Smith, Brown, Jones, or Robinson might
have killed themselves with bad pie-crust,
and while wondering at their taste, be
would have pocketed their shillings With
finally, it ocrnirred to Ned Whiston to
look at his watch, and the position of the
hands drew a whistle of dismay from his
lips. "Nearly three!" he cried; "and
Jenkins iswaiUmr for mv return to go
and ret his dinner. And with a hurried
hand-anuaeze he took hlsdertarture
Next day at 1:10 te reappeared, followi 4
by a man bearing a tray, which contained
oysters, stout, and ei we of cold beef
"Since it hurts your feelings to feed me
with your wares, I have brought my own
luncheon," eaid Ned, when he and Annie
Were alone again. " There is double what
I can eat, I see ; will you not help me out
with itf : ' -- -'I ,7 iy "
I had always a better opinion of Ned
WbiSton for divining that Annie's larder
might be understocked, and providing her
with a meal in this' diplomatic1 manner;
and Annie, wbcrwas faint as Well as anxi
ous, appreciated it too. It sounds shock
ingly unromantic to suppose that eating
and drinking can have an connection
with the affections, yet there seems an in
completeness about either the friendship
or the' love upon which . the digestive
organs have not set their seal
I do not deny that the more ethereal
kiss may b the correct tip&lvm mmoru, bat
every corner of tbe shop was visible from
the street, and an for asking her lover into
the back parlor while her lather was ab
sent, Annie was far too correct a young
lady to think of such thing, and, indeed,
Master Ned had not the impudence to hint
at an invitation of tha kind being welcome.
So they -ratified, their engagement with
oysters and porter seated opposite to each
other at a little round marble topped table;
and when the meal waa concluded, they
felt as if they had been acquainted for
months. - " -
On returning so late to the office the day
before, Ned Whiston had been subjected
to troublesome questioning as to what - he
had been doing with himself all the time;
so he took care to leave early to day, an
nouncing his Intention of returning at the
same hour on the morrow.
But on the following morning he was
sent off to Chester with certain important
deeds. ' That was on the Thursday, and he
aid not get back till Saturday night ; and
as he lived at home, some fifteen miles out
of town, with observant relatives, he
could not get away on the Sunday without
exciting awkward curiosity ; . so lhat it
was not till luncheon time on Monday that
he entered Dreary street with a throbbing
heart. The shutters were up at No. 10.
Poor Ned felt for a moment as if his heart
and lungs had struck work. - Was she
dead No, no, impossible. Her father,
perhaps; he had disappeared suddenly,
and might have committed suicide. The
idea of disturbing a recent sorrow made
him drop the bell-handle without ringing,
and look round for a likely place for in
formation. There was a brush-shop imme
diately opposite, and the portly dame who
kept it was standing in the doorway, eye
ing him with a certain curiosity. She had
a good-natured look about her, so he
crossed the road, and asked her if she
knew what was the matter.
" Lor f exclaimed the woman; '"and I
who thought you would perhaps tell me ;
sure you were a friend or relative, or some
thing, I thought, going there most days
the last month or more !" And she seemed
" I only went as a a customer," said
Ned ; "but I have got to take a sort of
interest, and so seeingthe shop shut up "
"I see, I see; you look quite pale ; come
in and sit down. Lor i I've been a young
firl myself, and I remember hearing how
im was took when he first heard I had
the measles. No, it's nothing of that sort ;
she went away quite well, as far as I could
see, only crying."
"She has gone away, then " i :
"Bless you, yes; didn't I say so? A
gentremaH, not her father, came la a cab
at twenty-fire minutes past ten yesterday
morning, or perhaps it might be a little
nearer the half hour; I saw him, because
my room looks out on the street, and I was
before the glass putting on my bonnet for
church. My husband used to go to chapel,
and, I believe, prefers it now, only I won't
put up with nothing so vulgar. What
fentlefolks do you see at chapel? I say to
im,' Why, look at the carriage company
as goes to church, compared to"
"What aged gentleman?" interrupted
" Well, middleaged, or, as be was got up
youthful, perhaps we might say elderly.
A fine man, though tall and stoutish, with
a light-brown wig, and whiskers dyed to
match. . Wig and dye I know are not nat
ural, because of the crow's feet ; no man
ever had such crow's feet as them without
a bit of gray. Well he got out, and went
into the house, leaving the cab waiting;
and as I felt a sort of intrert in that Miss
Jhonstone, poor thing, her father being
such a regular bad un, I waited too, and
gave up my church for once ; not but what
I hold that it brings lock to
" Exactly ; I agree with you. And how
longdid the gentleman stop ? " ' '
"Till 12 o'clock, keeping the cab Wait
ing ; which would have been much cheap
er to have paid the first off, and taken an
other. And then he came out followed by
Miss Johnstone, who had a box, which
the cabman took and put on the roof; and
a bandbox and umbrella, which she took
inside with her. But first she locked the
house-door, and took tbe key out, and as
she turned to get into the cab, I saw that
she was crying.
That was all the information Ned Whis
ton could get at the time ; but when he
revisited the spot later in the day, he found
a weazened man with a very sour expres
sion on his face coming out of No. 10,
and asked him if he knew what had hap
pened. - - -
" Yes," replied the man " the father's
drowned, and the daughter's hooked it,
and I am done out of my rent that's
what has happened."
IL JOSS HOTJ8K TTLXA.
You are probably under the impression
that no one has ever- vet adopted the
Pavilion- at Brighton aa an architectural
model, ana ii that is the case, i must re
quest you to dispel the false idea, for Joss
llouso Villa, near Southend, was a repro
duction in miniature of that remarkable
edifice. When . Mr. William Johnstone
was a young man and a nominal barrister,
it was considered that he bore some resem
blance in face, and figure to the Prince
Regent; and, since nature had molded
him after the fashion of the first gentle
man in Europe, he considered it his duty
to act conformably so he dressed himself
hideously, attended prize-fights and cock
pits, intrigued, played high, got frequently
intoxicated, stuffed his head with a pro
digious quantity of scented snuff, and im
itated his royal prototype in every other
way that his constitution and purse would
allow. By the time he was 30, however,
both began to give out, so he wisely de
termined to retire Into the country with a
rich wife. Dissolute men are very fond
of falling back upon this latter plan for
retrieving' their broken fortunes, but
women are not quite so foolish as satirists
make out, and do not always fail in with
these prudent little arrangements. Mr.
Johnstone, however, was more fortunate ;
the royal resemblance which had been his
banc, now proved his remedy, and, coupled
with an insinuation that perhaps there
niig t be a natural reason for it, proved too
much for the loyal heart of a dry Salter's
widow, who was not, as scandal report
ed, quite double her second-husband's
age, and whose temper was therefore nat
urally soured by tha persistency with
which people whom they met on their
wedding tour would mistake them for
mother and son. After his marriage Mr.
Johnstone happily refrained from assimila
ting his domestic arrangements to those
of his royal prototype, but the ruling pas
sion broke out when he came to build a
home for himself on a small estate belong
ing to his wife near the mouth of the
Thames, and resulted in the model of the
Pavilion alluded to; a style of architec
ture which suited Mrs. Johnstone also
well enough, as, in addition to the associa
tions, more than half the rooms in the
building could be used tor nothing but tne
storinzup of jams and pickles, the con
coction of which articles was the delight
of her life.
She managed to preserve herself
whether with sugar or vinegar, I decline
to state for fifteen years after marriage,
and then she turned to mould, leaving her
husband ia a position to set up a grocery,
had he been so minded. He was not;
neither did he relapse Into the sowing of
wild oats, perhaps because his morals had
improved, but also because it was doubtful
whether the soil would stand a second
crop. He visited London only occasional
ly, and then his flag was pulled down.
lloistiug and lowering that flag was his
morning and evening amusement. On
mval birthdays and coronation days he
fired twenty-one small cannon, going from
1 v t.. X 4ii'"-t""
one to another with a red-hot poker, which
was quite si sight Otherwise he vegetat-
aA - A A fT 1 C . r f . 11
cu, wu uuicicu uuui a luraiu pnucipaur
in being occasionally bored; and enter
taining ague wisnes tnat some eligible
woman wouia look him up and marry
him. ' But the years passed away ; George
the Fourth became the prey of worms
and satirists; a generation sprang up
Which knew little of that model rent!-
man, and bad the bad taste to dislike that
little. Mr. Johnstone could not now have
gone about with ten yards' of table-cloth
round his neck, and coat buttons, between
bis snouder-bladea without causing the
very sheep to baa at him. He modified his
apparel, therefore ; but bis heart dung to
the old times, and hugged the old resem
blance; so he still had his wis: made up In
the exact imitation of the ex-dandy's hair,
still aaopied jus. ravonte attitudes, - still
took scented ., snuff, ' With bis elder
and only, brother ; he .. had not, -of
late ' : years, been , on '.. good terms.
He owed him no grudge for having
been born first ; he forgave him for selling
me smaii lanaeu estate wnicn nad been in
the .family for a respectable number of
years; but when he disgraced the name,
by a .succession of petty tricks and con
trivances for raisins: a few pounds, and
especially when he tried to make a milch
cow of him, he quarreled with him. His
enmity dissolved, however, in the news of
nis aeatn by drowning while crossing over
to Jersey, and be hurried to- London at
once, and brought Annie to his Chinese
home, with dispatch and secresy. "I am
fiad to adopt you, my dear," he said, " but
do not want, to adopt all your creditors."
It had been a struggle to Mr. Johnstone
to break up the ordinary routine of his
existence by establishing nis niece as mis
tress oi wnat nad now for years been a
bachelor home ; but it almost always pays
to do the right thing, and he was reward
ed for his conquest of habit and indolence
by being released from the thrall of his
housekeeper, a tyrannical, stupid, pilfer
ing, tipling dame, to whom he had not
dared to mention, his intentions with re
spect to Annie, which, indeed, had from
the circumstances of the case been neces
sarily conceived and, executed very sud
denly, and upon whom this niece of her
matter' t (term of courtesy) burst therefore
like a thunderbolt from a clear sky. As
Annie was very young and quiet in man
ner, Mrs. Gobble hoped at first, indeed, to
overawe her, but soon finding that she
had met her match, her emotions became
too much for her, and, combined perhaps
with an Injudicious amount of nourish
ment, brought her gout to such a climax
that she could not even play at doing her
work, and had to retire.
; Annie's society had one curious effect
upon her uncle"; it resuscitated all his
hankerings after a second marriage. For
if he was to have a lady at the head of his
house, why, he reasoned with himself,
should it not be a wife ? So a flirtation
which' had been budding between Mr.
Johnstone and Miss Plumptree, of South
end, for the last three years,, began to
throw out decided shoots. It was not so
very absurd. Mr. Johnstone was a little
over sixty, and Miss Plumptree was a little
over forty. Both were comfortably off,
and had calm and sober leanings toward
matrimony. Miss Plumptree was not only
forty, but fair and fat just such a figure
as the monarch of Mr. Johnstone's soul
would have admired ; and this fact tended
greatly to feed the mature flame. Then
there was increased intimacy, for whereas
he had only met her occasionally before
his niece came to rive with him, he now
saw her almost daily, a fervent friendship
haying sprang up between her ana
They were-'"ittitig 'together'' now' In a
Willow , pattern summer-house, on the
brink of a small pond, tfli lair of a dragan
who was supposed to spout, but who .fol
lowed the example of many gentlemen
who are elected into a certain House for a
similar purpose, and didn't It was in the
strawberry season, and a fine dish of the
fruit stood on the table between them.
with which, needle-work, and confidential
chat, they were beguiling the morning not
unpleasantly. . , . . ..
" And so yon nave never heard or him
since ? " said Miss Plumptree.
" Never," replied Annie."
"Just like all the men. dear: 'Out of
sight, out Of mind.' "
" n ay. l do not blame him. poor fellow.
I do not see how he could have found me
out, if he tried ever so hard, I left so sud
denly, so mysteriously."
" u. well." signed Jttiss flumptree. "if
he had been his great-grandfather, he
would have discovered you somehow t but
young men are not what they were ; they
are so seinsn, so listless, everything is too
much trouble to them. And you never
hinted anything about it to your uncle ? "
U, no, ' said Annie; besides he does
not take hints: yon must speak out
plainly if you want him to understand
" Hum," said muss 1 lumptree.
"And then," continued Annie, "he
was so young, and not in a position to
marry for ever so long ; and the acquaint
anceship was so short; and hisiriends
would be sure to disapprove ; so that alto
gether, perhaps, it is better as it is." -
"And do you love him still, dear?" .
"I think I do; he was kind, you see,
when I had no on else, and "
" There, dani cry. dear. Have a straw
Annie recovered her equilibrium, and
turned the subject. " I can't think what '
has happened try Uncle William," she said;
he does take such a runny interest in how
I look all of a sudden. He takes in a pa
per with the fashions in it, and stands
lookinsr critical lv at me with his hands on
one side, and his eyes screwed up. for
minutes together ; and then he walks L
round me gravely as u t were a horse : in
deed, I expect him to say, ' Come up ; tuck,
tuck, ; come over I ' every moment, or to
look in my mouth. And if my hair is not
done, or my dress cut according to the
fashion plates be scolds me. And then he
takes me over to Southend whenever he
hears that a packet is coming in, and walks
me up and down tbat long pier. And he
is always on the lookout for concerts or
entertainments of any kind we can go to.
Can you explain it?". - -
l think 1 can rive a rueas,- said mm
Plumptree; " in fact, I expect that my in
fluence may have something to do with ft.
The plain truth is, my dear, that he wants
to get you married."
"No!" cried Annie, with a jump. "But
lie told me distinctly, when I first came
here, that, though I might expect to be
provided for in nis will, I must not look
for any dowry, or even much of a trous
seau, in case I were to marry; and that
did not look much like great anxiety on
" a o, dear ; but us views nave under
gone a change. The fact is that he does
your humble servant the honor to wish--"
u. and you will take him. wont you r
It will be so nice to call you aunt, and
have you living in the house," cried Annie,
" Well, dear," conanued Hiss, l'lurrm-
tree, " it seemed to me that the opportuni
ty was a good one for advancing your in
terests, so I refused to give htm a definite
answer wnue you were unsettled ; not but
What Iw,ould sooner have you fox a com
panion, of course, but it does not do to be
selfish; and as your uncle is Inclined to
be what we may call careful in his money
matters, which is often the case with those
who have been somewhat extravagant in
youth, I thought a little stimulant toWs
generosity wouia oe oenenciaj. uuani
here he comes. Can anything bethe mat
ter?" - - - -
This possibility was suggested by Mr,
Johnstone's face and manner, tbe former
beinr bewildered, the latter horrid and ex
cited, as he came towards them from his
Joss House with an open letter in his
Something the matter? ' Indeed there
was; nothing less than a threat of losing
his late wife? property, and being reduced
once more to the straits which had driven
him into permanent matrimony thirty
ears before.- One of those Doctors'
Commons grubbers, who live by holding
out that they have discovered something
to somebody's advantage, which general
ly turns out to be a fraudulent mare's nest,
but every now and then just often
enough to tempt fresh flocks of gulls
nroves ta he t dianoverv of real impor
tance had fished up evidence that the late
Mrs. Johnstone had by rights only a life-
Interest la tier first husband's property;
TENNESSEE, FRIDAY,: NOVEMBER 5; 1869.
and kavinsr thereupon discovered the ner
son-who, under such drcumstsMea, would
be the claimant, he had put iimself into
communication with him. Said claimant
proved indeed to be ia tbe legal profession,
which was a disappointment for the grab
ber ; but as there was reauy something in
the evidence he had lit upon, his time was
not entirely thrown away. . 1 ....
. . This was the startling information which
was conveyed to air. joanstone n tbe
hard, sharp words of a lawyer's letter, and
which he now communicated in his dis
tress to Miss Plumptree and Annie. They
cneered mm with sanguine speeches : and
when he had gathered his wits together
he started for London to seek an inter
view with his solicitor. . .
The acute gentleman informed him that
there really seemed to be . something in
tha claim which was set . up, but that it
would take a deal of legislation to prove
it, and so far as he could see, it .was odds
on the man in possession eventually win
ning the day. But still if an advantage
ous compromise were to be suggested, it
might be aa well to take it into considera
tion. - . i
So Mr. Johnstone took to walking for
hours about the garden - of Joss House
Villa with his eyas beat oar Ms toes, and
his hands closed behind his back, lestln
thought, and muttering at interval , "Ad
vantageopa compromise. -. ' -
. He was accustomed to spread a" silk
pocket-handkerchief over his head after
dinner, and take forty winksat the rate
of one wink to two minutes but bis
slumbers now were stranrely disturbed.
He would turn and mutter,. ami his muter
ings, to the excitement of Annie's curios
Ity, invariably formed some part of the
words Advantageous compromise I -
1H. THE ADVAHTAGKOUS COTBOXISX.
Miss Plumptree and Annie Johnstone
sat In the same queer summer-house over
looking the dragon in the chickweed, em-
ployed in the same description of needle
work, the advance of the year being
shown by a basket of apricots which stood
in the place or the strawberries. Mr.
Johnstone sat near them in silent abstrac
tion.- At intervals, indeed, he would tilt
his chair forward to bring his hand in
range of the mellow fruit, of which, he
was devouring a choleraic quantity ; but
he seemed to do so mechanically, as if he
did not quite know what he was about ;
and, indeed, while his palate was engaged
with the apricots, his mind was absorbed
in contemplation of his position. - 1 '
" that line, that remarkably fine wo
man, he said to himself, as his eyes rest
ed admiringly on Miss Tlumptree, " will
not marry me until that girl Is off my
hands, which is less likely to happen than
ever, now that it is doubtful if I can "give
her, or even leave her a penny. And yet,
if these fellows really manam to take
away my money and there is no know
ing what lawyers may not do in that way
it win be an extra reason why i should
marry a woman with a nice competence to
make up. I wonder how George the
Fourth would have acted under similar
circumstances? But bah f how could he
possibly have been placed in them ? When
a king has his property taken from him,
he does not goto law; he fights, or rather,
other people fight, which is better still.
and settle the matter that way." . , ,
Ills meditations were interrupted bra
servant bearing a card, who told him that
a genueman wisueu tu see mm. .
" Where have you shown rum? -
" Into the grand music-halL" replied the
gTL V -
Too much named to say a word to
either of the ladies, Mr. Johnstone
hastened to the grand music-hall, an apart
ment fifteen feet . by thirteen, where he
found a young man. . .
" Xne sti I tne claimant, 1 believe?"
said Mr. Johnstone, glancing from his
visitor to the card he held in his hand.
" Yes," replied the other. " The course
which I have taken in calling upon you
personally, may seem somewhat strange, es
pecially . for a lawyer; but there has
been some mention of the . possibil
ity of a - compromise ; and to tell
the simple truth, you have been
in possession so long, and the information
which enables me to contest your rights
has come from so disreputable a quarter,
that I am rather ashamed of my position,
and would prefer settlinz the matter
amicably to commencing a lone course of
A very unprofessional view of the case.
I own, but I beg you to believe that I
should have no such scruples if I were
acting for a client It is a delicate matter,
however, to make the first approaches
towards a compromise1 in writing, because,
if your opponent is unwilling to entertain
it, he may take it as an acknowledgment
ot weakness, and become confirmed in the
strength of his case ; or, he may find a
weapon in some sentence of your letter
which may be turned afrainst you. So I
have determined to sink the lawyer. I am
only a very young one, and call upon you
personally to talk the matter over quietly,
and see if you are inclined to meet me
half-way. Of course, you will commit
yourself to nothing without consulting
your solicitor." -
"1 am no exeat friend to huzation my
self," said Mr. Johnstone; "and if you
can show me that your claim is really a
good one, I am ready to listen to what
you-have to propose. . ... ,.,
The young man then commenced trans
lating the case from jargon into English ;
and when his auditor seemed to- have a
pretty clear idea of it in all its bearings,
he told him that he had sooner the first
sketch of a compromise should come from
"Are yon married?" cried Mr. John
stone, his eyes brightening with a sudden
idea. . . . , .. -
"Then, by George !" slapping his thigh,
why not marry my niece ?" : . .,; :. ,
" You do me great honor, I am sure,"
stammered the young man. " So unexpect
ed ! so sudden 1 No idea of marrying, tin
less Besides, I have not the pleasure
of knowing the' lady; in fact, was not
aware you had a niece."
(J. you shall soon know her. cried
Mr. Jonnstone: "she is in the garden.
Come and be introduced." And he led
the way to the summer-house, his visitor
following him with a face of comic per
plexity. . ' - -
Marry another; perhaps anerwaras to
find Aor never !" he said to himself
Annie," said Mr. Johnstone, "let me
introduce you to Holloa !" .
No wonder he. as well as Miss Plump
tree, waa astonialed, for the stranger cried
out: "Annie, my Annie, is it possible I"
and rushed forward to seize her hand,-
which she gave him with a little cry of
-.Ned i" ... - - " - -
"Why, Annie, have you met Mr. Whis
ton before?" . . . ., . .
Yes, uncle." - - i
"O yes. sir" said Ned Whiston; "and
when she disappeared from Dreary street
so mysteriously and suddenly, I was in
despair. I have looked for her every
where ; I have advertised for her in the
sensation column of the 2mm, not by
name, of course, but so that she might un
derstand." ; .
" We have it sent the second day, and
the supplement does not come with it" .
Well, x expect you ao not want tne
whole story over ajrain. so we mar omit
the rest of the conversation. , Everything
waa arranged aauaiaciomy. nea whis
ton, who was doinr a respectable and year
ly Increasing business, married Annie
when the peaches came in; a nice sura
waa paid down on their marriage, and the
remainder or the property secured to
them on Mr. Johnstone s death, subject to
an annuity to be paid to his widow, if he
A month after the young people"had
been settled in their new home, Mr. John
stone and Miss Plumptree were quietly
tied together ; and the nrst thing the lor
mer did, after returning to Joss House
Villa, was to walk into the kitchen and put
the poker into the ore. - -
- " What an about, dear f inquired his
"I am going to fire a wedding salute
twenty-one guas," replied her husband.
And he did. Gsakr Journal. .
Crude petroleum is said to be an ex
cellent thing to saturate wagon wheels
with. It acts the same aa water does to
keep the wood in contact with the tire and
boxes, does not evaporate easily, while it
preserves the wood instead, ot causing' it
to rot as water does.
(,..,t . . a aa ma , ai , ,.1 . am H .11. si i a J m W M -i n 7 hi.Z
: .. . ' FACTS ATO nGUSSn v '
Mabx Twanr Is W years oH. . '
Mains boasts of 40,000 discharged sol
diers and sailors. ... ,:.-.- i-
t: Tsb Unitarians have SIS societies and
383 ministers in the United States. ;
,Ths Prussian. Bible Society has distrib
uted three million Bibles since 1814. .
Hklexa, Montana, claims 3,000 inhab
itants, and an annual business of f l,000
nm '- ' -
, Th wife of a' mail clerk in lb Louis
ville CovritrJottrnai office has fallen heir
to $300,000. i. . .. s. a:-:: :,. -
Ik its forty-seven years of existence the
Yale Theological School has sent out 320
. PKumxs distilleries last year consumed
6,750,000 bushels ot grain and nearly iO,
000,000 buabehr of potatoes, : -. -'
Thb city of New York consumes an
nnally fully 1,300,000 sheep; Boston
about 500,000 ; and other , cities in propor
Pkop BacHX, one of the most eminent
men of Berlin, died recently of a slight
wound on the finger, inflicted while he was
dissecting. .-'- - '
Thi mail carriers at Cleveland deliv
fered," during the month: of September,
179,030 mail letters 11,804 local ones, and
63,190 newspapers. - . . , . .. . ., ;
i VkRXOjrr is tha only State that was un
represented at tha session of tha United
States Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows at San
Francisco. . - - ,
Tat Old and; New School Presbyteri
ans have 3 synods, 16 presbyteries, 189
ministers, 263 churches, and 13431 com
munlcants in Iowa.
Ex PiKsiDKirr Panel's estate is esti
mated at $1,000,000,. the bulk of which
win probably gr tor snephew, whd is be
ing educated at Princeton College -
Ah English servant boy pretended to
have murdered his master for the sake of
makine a sensation, and would have been
banged had not science proved him to be
a liar. ' ' '
A New Yobk jeweler gives bis opinion
that nine out of ten of the so-called sets of
diamonds worn by fashionables are mere
paste, not worth a shilling a peck.
H. M. CittbhdsV, ef Waterloo, Iowa,
exhibited some sweet potatoes at the Fair,
ten of which weirhed thirty pounds, and
three of the ten weighed three and a half
Bcrtos IL Castrkjht preached the
first sermon ever delivered in lowa, in
1824. He broke prairie on week day
and took the Lord's field on Sunday,
among the early settlers. " .
Nelatox, the famous French surgeon,
often receives, in the course of a single
day, the visits of between two and three
hundred persons who desire to consult
him personally.- .
Dcrixq the Mechanics Exhibition at
Boston more than 36,000 individuals were
weiirhed. whose asrirresate weizht was
4,778,700 pounds. The average weight of
the 36,000 was 133 pounds. -
I 1867 Italian statistics ' show out of
170,456 marriages there were 97,159,. con
siderably more than one-half the whole
number, in which neither the bride nor
bridegroom could either read or write I '
A GXSTLKMAjr recently left at the office
of the Ylncennes, Ind., Time four ears of
corn weirhinff seven pounds. Each ear
contained 22 rows, each row 55 grains of
corn, making in the aggregate 4,040. ( .
BisHor Clabksoh has ordained three San
tee Indians in tbe northwest corner of Ne
braska, to tha ministry of the Episcopal
Church. They will be employed as mis
sionaries amomr their own people, of
whom more than three hundred are com
municants in the church. " . ,
Thx Troy Whig has made a calculation
from which it appears that enough rain
fell in Rensselaer and Albany counties in
two davs during the recent heavy storm to
supply every man, woman and child upon
the face of the earth with two and half
gallons of water per day for a year.
ExFKSDtxirrs made in the Botanic Gar
den, London, showed that a leaf of the
"Victoria Kcgia" would support lour
hundred and twenty-six pounds before it
sank. -The leaf selected was tha lightest
of eight on the plant and it ia estimated
that the entire plant could uphold a weight
of a ton and a hair.
Ih 1835. Sir Robert Peel presented a
farmers' club, at Tamworth, with two iron
niowa of the best construction. On his
next visit the old plows with tha wooden
mould-boards were again at work. "Sir,"
said a member of the club, " we tried the
iron, and we be aH of one mind that they
do make the weeds grow.". . '
IfsrtAnw X an avaricious dame of
Paris, not long since, had an oak stair
case torn down, segment of solid -wall
ruined, a cavern excavated beneath the
floor, and spent finally $50, to get a five-
franc piece which her careiess granacniia
had drooped into a chink and didn't find
itafteralL " '.
Tsx English are very liberal in their
support of Christian missions. The fol
lowing are the receipts of some of their
missionary societies: The Church Mis
sionary Society received last year $785,
000: the Society for the Propagation of
the Gospel, $572,000; the London Mis
sionary Society, xd53,wu ; ana tne kwea
ieyan Missionary Society, $750,000. v ,
Tmt (dnmiTar fact is related of Mr.
Willi tts, who was recently murdered in
Detroit, that, on the day on which he waa
killed, he obtained an insurance on his
life for five thousand dollars, for which he,
not having the money by him at the time,
gave his note. He put tha policy in bis
Exket, where, after hit death, a few hours
ter, it was found.
Tun- Mara nis "D'Orches offered a prise
of 88.000 francs to any person who would
discover a practical and cheap method of
determining actual death. Thisprixe has
been gained by Dr. Camera. ' His method
is to place the hand of the subject before a
light la a darkened room ; if the subject is
not dead the light will make tha hand
semi-translucent with a rosy hue: but u
dead it will be perfectly opaque. , ,
Thb Board of Missions of the Protest
ant Episcopal Church recently held its
annual meeting in new lore xwo
hundred and eleven clergymen are en
rolled as home missionaries, of whom one
hundred and seventy-eight are now in tha
field. Total receipts for domestic missions.
for 1869, were $127,710, The report of
the Foreign Committees waa read, show
ing the mission force to be thirty-seven.
. . ... - - .t-'
Ah icremoas calculation baa been inade
in England, that an average human being,
after deducting tha value of what he con
sumes, adds about 100, or $500 in gold
value, to -the wealth of the community,
during his or her lifetime. "If it is true,"
said Robert Ganingsby, "over l,0UQJo
per day drop into tha American exchequer
from Oris one item .of human machinery
during several mouths of each year." .
- a xmnuB-ASBD widow woman of Sun
cosk, Masa, named Mrs. Lindsey, has, for
some time past, refused to pay her high
way tax. She was not actuated by any
inconvenience in. the payment or , her
rates, for aha is worth considerable prop
erty, but she expressed a dislike to the
principle of the tax. She was told by the
HtmsTvor that she must pay her tax in
monev or work it out on the- roads. - Her
reolv was that she would work It out Ac
cordingly, the other day she bought a new
hoe, joined the gang of men who were at
work on the highway, and labored until
sundown, doing a rood day's work. She
said that she would be on hand the next
day and continue her work. '
Annexe from the French islands bring
intelligence of a serious accident in the
town of Cayenne on the celebration of the
Emperor's birthday. It appears that there
aa a disrdav of fireworks on a spot to the
eastward of the government square which
is close to the magazine and to the wooden
Hniiriinm of the hospital.. Tha fireworks
had been lighted, when some sparks fell
An the warehouse wherein a larre number
were stored, and iBStantaneoualy hundreds
of squibs and about a doaen Dcanus ignnea,
and flew in an direct ion among a dense
crowd of people, Twenty persons, in
pJndin? women and children, were horri
bly burnt and thirty other persons were
more or less wounded. The victims were
taken to the hospital, and many have
dace died. .' : ' ,. ... ..
. . :-i.T.r.w.:-i;ir i '.r.iiT.vi tr- ....... ...
'; :N1' . ADnUClerk. '
Pickernel, a successful dry goods mer
chant of Boston, was waited upon at his
hotel by a gentieman-larmer who was de
sirous of getting a boy, - for whom be was
guardian, a " place 1 in Boston of course
he was an uncommonly smart boy, quick
at figures, strong of intuition, and - one
every way fit as he should "judge," to be
come a merchant Pickernel thought it
over, and said he would try and make a
place for him.. Indue time the boy arrived
at Pkkernel's store; bis broad face ruddy
with health, and soapy from tbe morning
wash, his hair slicked, his clothes new and
uncomfortable, and a stiff diekey catting
his ears. He announced himself aa the
Ayoa are'ths boy axe ytfcH said
ansvr-!AA east VJaafca-VlliwI t YlA VaVtfVri Vt aV-
" Wen, come In here, then; Tm very
busy, but I will examine you in a few prac
The boy came in, and, sitting down oa
the desk, swung his heels underneath it as
though he felt entirely at home, waiting
"Well, jaid Pickernet "suppose a
lady should come in here, and buy a dress
of fifteen ' and a- half yards of calico
for eleven and a half cents a yard, what
would it come to ?" "
The boy looked at bis questioner, at the
ceiling, at the floor, in a 'state of great be
, ."How much caliker?" he asked.'
" Fifteen and a half yards.".. 3
- "What price?" . .- . -
- Eleven and a half cents." - -He
thou rht agnomen t -
."WelL said he. Tm darned if I be
lieve any woman ever wanted so much
cloth for a dress as that1
- This was throwing up the sponge, and
Pickernel out another Question.. -
. ."Haw much would fire and a half
pounds of tea coma to at seventy-five cents
and three-quarters per pound r
- He received this pretty much the same
as the other, and after waiting a minute
he asked:; . . t
"Waa it green or black tear"
Without answering, Pickernel put an
other question : - ' ' -
Suppose I should send yon out with a
two-dollar bill, and you should buy four
teen and half pounds of beef at seven
and a half cents a pound, "how , much
money would you have left?" - -
The boy looked at him for an instant,
and then indulged in a low whistle.
" " You dont s pose," said he, " you could
get beef anywhere at seven -and a half
cents a pound, do y?" , . -
Pickernel gave up at this.' He' asked
him no more questions, but sent him back
next- day with a letter J stating that he
didni think ne would answer.
A Bace for Life.
Os Sunday afternoon the Fart Wayne
Railroad Company sent- a construction
train up the road preparatory to the com
mencement of work on Monday morning,
as is tha usual cnstouL. The engineer.
anxious, of course, to make his Sunday
work as short aa pomme, rushed the train
out of the depot and around the curve to
the bridge at the top or its speed, upon
arriving at the bridge, however, he saw
that which caused Jhlm to reverse tha en
ema and apply the brakes witkail his
force. A man with his wife and two chil
dren were on 4h - narrow portion of the
bridge, where it is just wide enough for a
train to pass, about midway of its length
of six hundred feet Neither end could;
be reached by the imperiled family before
the train would jush upon them; but the
father andhusband was equal to the emergency.-
- -' - ' - '
Catching up the children in his arms, he
told his aife he would sea to them, and
bade her run toward the end of the bridge,
until the train should reach her, and then
jump into the water. She must run for
her life, as her safety depended upon her
getting near enough to the shore to find
shallow water before being overtaken by
the train. . She did as directed, and when
she felt the hot breath of the iron monster
she jumped from the bridge, fortunately
alighting in not more than two feet of
water and weeds, and tbe train passed her
in safety. But what of the father and
little ones ? He could not run with the m
and while almost distracted with fears of
his wife's safety, he was bound to find
'soma escape for them. Taking the little
ones In his arms, he coolly and steadQy, in
the face of the approaching train, lowered
himself with them to a brace beneath tha
bed timbers, and there held them fast
within a few feet of the water, while the
train came thundering over them. About
the time thejengineer reached the centre
of the-bridge the exertions of the engineer
and brakemen effected the stoppage of the
train, and their assistance was rendered
to extricate the frightened family from
their yet perilous position, and they went
on their way, thankful- for their deliyer-
ance. JcgJcion, MkA. Citiun.
Gambling i Stocks. '
Au. over the land men of great means,
and men of limited mama, and men with
out means, gamble in stocks. A clerk, for
instance, by working nights and by frugal
living has kid up a thousand dollars. Ha
Sroposes to invest that in stocks. But he
oes not purchase just what that $1,000
will buy; he uses the entire amount for a
margin. The stock ne seiectes ror pur
chase is ruling at par, we win say. He
sends on his $1,000, Instructing his broker
to purchase . $10,000, .par .value, of the
stock. The broker loans tbe clerk $9,000,
which he imta with tha clerk's $1,000 and
buys the $10,000 in stock. The stock goes
into the broker's bands as security for the
loan, the clerk is credited with $1,000 and
charged with the $9,000;- and interest
commences to draw like a mustard plas
ter on a sick man's stomach. So long aa
the stock purchased holds its own and tha
$1,000 is good lor the interest, me oroaer
wUl "carry" the debt, provided Mr. Bro
ker himself does not get hard up; in
which case the clerk's stock "goes up a
Rut strrjDoae the broker honest and able.
If tbe stock purchased goes up; all's welL
The great danger then la that the dark.
wQl hold on too long, for with the market
daily rising, the brokers advice usuairy is,
" hold on for further rise," while the clerk
is only too much disposed to listen to such
advise. Oa a rising market, therefore, if
the holder ia willing to let go in. time, the
adventure becomes success! ai.
Suppose the stock does not advance nor
deline. How long win it take for the in
terest and expenses due this broker to ett
up the $U00O margin? .
. Now, suppose tha stock takes a turn
downwards as lately we have seen fidl-
tngX per cent in a day, jar. iiert a
stock is sold ror wnat it wiu onnr, uu w
fore ha can get a flash from his broker, he
has lost his margin and mortgaged his fu
ture for another $1,000. At best, suppose
the fall to be gradual- The clerk holds on
hoping for a turn. His $1,000 margin is
goneThe borrows another $1,000 and that
goes into his broker's hands, and finally,
disgusted with the whole thing; he at lis
out at what the stock will fetch losing
his first $1,000 and, say one-half or his
second margin. If he ia wise, he will
thank God itis bo worse, and record a
vow in Heaven that he never will buy one
dollar of stock above what he has money
to pay toT.CUmiand Herald.
eBsSsaaasssna sBSsasnajfnaaa-sBs.i a
A Fkekch workman, some time ago, in
varnishing various metal pieces, scorched
himself most dreadfully. In his agony,
and without an instant's reflection, he
thrust his iniured hand into the pot con.
taining the varnish, and immediately ; felt
relieved as ifby enchantment He repeated
the operation for a day or two, and in a
very short time his hand was perfectly
cured. This discovery excited attention
in his neighborhood; he treated many
similar cases successfully, and in Septem
ber, 1888, he waa sent for to Metz, in or
der to cure the men injured by the explo
sion of the nowder maeazine. He is now
in Paris, having been sent for to try his
varnish on two patients in a nospnai, ana
has succeeded so well tbat a sore that had
been reserved for comparison, to be treated
with nitrate of silver ia the ordinary way.
has been given up to him to- be managed
to that way, . -, .
VOL. XV. -NO. 12.
n-fri' Welter VetJtag
a. s ..Jj'-skS) -j jm ii iw a ' - -.
On dav a gentleman from New Bed
ford waited upon Mr. Webster in his office
in Bostoff the little bid office on' Court
street " Wishing to engage him for tha de
fence of an important case at law. The
visitor waa himself the defendant, and the
amount at stake in, the suit was from sixty
to seventy thousand dollars.' . He presented
an tne important points, and mr. y cosier
was willing to undertake the- task. - But
the client could not tell exactly , whea the
case wouia come. on. t. ... -, .
-yery. wen,.'. said Webster, "if you
wish to retain me for the defence in this
suit, X wiU bold, myself .far. readiness, and
will not engage for tha plaintiff.",
- The gentleman asked what the retain
ing fee would be. " ." , "
- - A annnsarisH rlnllar !' ' "-,1 V
" A thousand dollars?" i
"Sea what I engage to do, sir. I not
only hold myself at your command per
haps for a month or? wtan but I debar
myself froth accepting any offer, no matter
how large, lrora tha plain un.
The applicant fllTed out a check for one
thousand dollars and gave it to the Great
x pounder, ; - -
. AMU UV Tl . U.a . WPW Al .V., Ml . UT.
tad put the check Into bis pocket, " I win
gtve yen a oh- or aariee- gratis, ir you
caacompfomisa thia business, upon fair
tennsgwithjthe. plaintiff, you. had better
- Tbe cBent : acaniewTedged his thanks.
and theat took his tea vet Daniel sent his
check to the bank, .where it was duly hon
ored. - On the Terr next'daT the gentleman
from New Bedford called upon Mr. Web
ster again Tha plaintiff waa in Boston-
had come up on the previous day on pur
pose to compromise and a compromise
had been effected.'-- -
" Is. shorO said tha client '" wt have
made a fair and satisatctory settlement" i
.. Mr- Webster was very glad ; and having
so expressed blmselfl and duly congratu
lated his visitor, hewonJd have turned to
other busineas; but., the visitor seemed to
have something further on hia mind
nometmng that made, him restive and
uneasy.- ,""'t :" -
" Of course," he ventured, after a panse,
"I shall not require jour servioea, Mr.
Webster." . . . , - ,
-CeTtainVncai., 'l ' " '
" And and how about the thousand
dollars I. paid yoa?" auntly queried the
gentleman, who couldnt see the propriety
of paying such a sum for services which
were never to be rendered.
" O ah," responded DanieL :witaT a
bland smile. " yoa dont seem touader
stanL .It is very simple, That was a re
taining foe, called; ia law, a ntainrr. By
virtue ef the contract I, also, became a
ratofcter. ..What should I retain, if not my
fee?" " -.r ..... . i .
And the gentleman from New Bedford
went away thoroughly instructed la the
legal signification of " a retainer.'' .;.,-;
, , lasttalag aa Pnotofrapher.
" A! ccb3Cbpo?tdkst of" 'the1 'Scientific
American teOa thia marvelous, but not un
paralleled, story-ef marks produced .ny
lightning during a thunder storm in Wash
ington county, ML ; In an open lot near
the residence of the late Capt John Ress
ley, about twe and- w-half aulea north
west of the town o Hancock, in the coun
ty named, stood an oak. tree, of medium
sue, under which, during thunder storm,
a sheep had taken' ahelv from the rain.
Oa a limb or branch of thetrea sat a robin,
directly over the sheep; a flash of light
ning struck the tree, the robbin and the
sheep ; killing both of tbe latter. We saw
the sheep lying under the tree and went
to see if it had been killed.' When we ar
rived, we found tbe sheep dead, lying np
n tbe left aide, and found the dead body
of the robin lying upon the right er upper
side of the sheep. Capt Reasley ordered
bis servants to Skin tbe sheep, : which
theydid ' immediately, and whea they
came to the spot an the - right, and which
was the Upper side, where the body of the
robin had fallen and where we had found
it they noticed a strange appearance,' and
called our attention to it To our no small
astonishment- we v found - on . the in
side of the . akin : ef ..the sheep and
also oa the. flesh of the body of the skin.
a-perfect: picture of the robin,, even to
tha fine fringes ,pf the, feathers . of its
wings.-3few it could not have been the
biliog m ta body ot the robin upon the
body of the, sheen that caused the im-
orassion. as Jtne figure or picture taus-
. . a . . .
lonned was not that of a dead bird lying
side wise on the sheep as we found it, but
it was a perfect picture ot the robin while
sitting on the , hmb of the tree above the
sheep. This circumstance at the time
elicited a good deal of controversy among
a small circle of educated gentlemen. ia
the Immediate vicinity, and the only con
clusion that could be arrired at was, that
the current of electricity in the Instant of
lta'passige, carried' the outline of the
figure of the robin down upon the body of
the sheep, the sheep" having fallen (if it
were not already lying) upon its aide, be
fore the body or the robin reached it in its
downward descent' 'No doubt the sheep
u bring dowa at the tune of the stroke.
Now whether the body ef the robin ab
sorbed a edrtion of the electric fluid, and
in that way caused the picture (darkened
aa It was) epos the (aside of the skin and
upon the flesh ef the sheep, I am not able
to prove, but that has always been my
theory of Ifc. o ;: ?.. - : ; - . i
StiaiBlaats. i : :
There ia time when the pulse lies low
intheboeam and beats low in. tha veins,
whea the spirit. aleeDS. which, apparently
knowsawakkg,siepsmiU house of clay,
aad the windows are shut, the doom hung
u. the invisible crape of melancholy;
whea we wish the golden sunahins pitchy
darkness, and, wish to fancy clouds where
no clouds be. This is a state or sickness
where phytic mar be thrown to the dogs,
for we wuh none of it. What shall raise
the spirit? What .shall: make the hea t
beat music again, and . the pulse- through
all the myriad thronged baas tn the house
of life? What shall make the sun kiss the
eastern hills for ns with au Ids old a wax.
euing gladness; and the .night over
flow with moonlight, love and. flowers?
Lore iitelf lathe greatest stimulant, the
most intoxicating of aH, and performs all
these miracles, and is a miracle itself,
andjs noV at, the drug storewhatever they
say. l ne counierieii is u un nuus.es, out
the winged god ntt apney changer,
we assure you. . '
Men have tried many things, but stiu
they ask for stimulant , . . - " : .
Men try to bury the flowing dead of
their own souls in the wine cup, but the
corpse rises. We see their faces in the
bubMeav The tatoxicatioa of drink seta
the world whirling again, and the pulses
to playing music, and the thoughts gal
loping, but the dock: only rune down
sooner, and an unnatural stimulant only
leaves the house it filled with the wildest
revelry, more .silent more and, more de
serted. ' 1 1 ' -.
There is only one stimulant that never
intoxicates duty. Duty puts a clear sky
over every maw into which the skylark
nappinesa always goes singing. Frentiee.
; Tha feMoaepny of m Health.,
StekMh is very largely the want of wilL
Everything ia braia. .There ia thought
and feeling, not only, but will ; and wiU in
cludes In it far more than meatal philoso
phers think. It sets universally, now as up
on mind, and then just as much upon body.
It Is another name lor liift force. Men
in whom this Ufa or . will-power is great,
resist disease, and ootnbat it whea attacked.
To arrav a man's mind against his sick'
ness is the supreme art of medicine. - Ia-
snira ia man courage and purpose, and
the mind-power wiU' cast out disease.
"Nothing ails her. It fa only her imag
nation,'' said the nurse one day. "Only "
the imagination? That ia enough; ..Bet
ter suffer in bone and muscle than in. im
agination. If the body la sick, tbe mind
can cure 11 ; but if the mind is sick, what
can cure AT-HSuMtngt. . . j
' i i as s s ' ' 1 i
' Tha California wheat croc exceeds all
expectatlone in its yield; and ia -the
absence of the usual demand for export te
market there u
; was socht tlrde Orfa- " "
"fOmsHgattsrtssof erlrrsma ftrtar. ? "
.,. rBnt it w ) H the ssiaei
"' And SM child who sookR knew
nat she tnld what wssnsa rw.. -rr--.
Jost ta screen herself from blasne '
! ' .Mrs a theft sad then alio
. Both recorded up oa Ugh.
J ;!, It was bat a HUM sis, ' ..i'-'i
Jost s taste apon the lrpr" ' ,
' Bat h fed a longing there : . : - i
"Wen the measure lsree? grsw. ' I-.;:
' ' And the habit strengthened, too,
Bo the demon Prtna decors; . :
8oal md hody both destroy. .,-", "
It was Vat M Hftta wort;' ; -'
'Softly spokes, scasesiy heard.
Uttered by a single breath ;
Bat H esn4to sake ta vain.
oe?s most nig and hoiynaaae:!
no arovovjng wrath sad death.
Soon his Has, oaee fresh and lair.
Opened bat to cane aad swaac
It was feat ons tittle W. ,T
PSSntatl'S IBlWrM MmSam.
ft ( Scaseely seeded In ksbjl : .
Bat. once loosed, the flenr soul
Wonld no looser brook control ;
Lsws h sparned, dotted, them all.
Till the hands, lore earned hi rstn, 1
. Worn the murderer's crimson stain. '
AhT ft Is ffte fbxes Smsir,'- - -
tUTly climbing o'er the waD,
' That destroy the tender Tines;
. Aad it is the soark of ore.
Brtrttealosr, frowina;. cnrtln sillier,
last acrovs the forest shines. -Jnat
so, step by step, does sin, ....
It unchecked, a triumph win.
Hew to Read.
In an article on M How to Read " in the
October number of Our Young FUktXhc
Rev. Edward Everett Hale says r . "
Whether to copy nruch from books or
not? That te a . question, and the an
swer ia, " That dependa.,,. If you have
but few books, and much time and paper
and ink t and if you are likely to have
fewer books, why,' nothing is nicer and
better than to make for use in later life
good extract-book to your own taste, and
iot your own purposes. . uut ir you own.,
your, books, or are likely to have them at
command, tune is short, and the time
spent in copying would probably be better
spent in reading. There are some very dif
fusive books, difficult because diffusive, of
which it is wen to write close digests, if
you are really studying them. Whea we
read John Locke, for instance, we had to
make abstracts, aad we used to stint our
selves to a line for one of his chatty sec
tions. That was good practice for writing,
and we remember what was in the sections
to this hour. If you copy, make a first-rate
index to your extracts.. They sen books
1re pared for the purpose, but yoa may
ust as wen make your own. '
ion see I am not contemplating any
very rapid or slap-dash work. Ton may
put that oa your novels, or books of amuse
ment if you choose, and I wQl not be very
cross about it ; but for the books of im
provement, I want you to improve by read
ing them. Do not "gobble" them up ao
that five years hence yoa shall not know
whether you have read them or not.
What I advise seems alow to yen.
but if yoa WiU, any of you, make or find
two hours a day to read in this fashion,
yoa wUl be one day accomplished men or
women. very lew professional men.
known to me, get so much time as that for
careful aad systematic reading. If any
boy er girl wants really to know what
comes of such reading, I wish he would
read the life of mr friend George Liver-
more, which our friend Charles Deans has
just now written for the Historical Society
of Massachusetts. There was a young
man, who when he was a boy in a store
began his systematic reading. He never
left active and laborious business; but
when be died, he was one of the accom
plished historical scholars of America. He
had no superior in his special lines 'of
study ; he was a recognised authority and
leader among men who had given their
Uvea to BChoutrship. . .
I have not room to copy u here, out i
wish anv of you would turn to a letter ' of
Frederick Robertson's, near the end of the
second volume f hia letters, where he
speaks of thia very matter. He says he
read, when he was at Oxford, but sixteen
books with his tutors. But he read them
so that they became a part of himself, as
the iron, enters a man's blood.' And they
were books by sixteen of the men ' who
have been leaders of the world. No bad
thing, dear Stephen; to have in your blood
aad brain and bone, the vitalizing element
that was in the uvea or such men.
I need not ask yoa V look forward so
far as to the end of a life as long as Mr.
George Livermore's, and as successful.
Without asking that, I will say again,
what I implied in August that any person
who will take any special subject of de
tail and in a well-provided library will
work steadily on that little subject for a
fortnight wui at the end or the fortnight
probably know more of that detail than
anybody in the country knows. If you
will study by survjects ror the truxn, yoa
have the satisfaction of knowing that the
ground is soon very nearly all your own.
I do not pretend that books are every
thing. I may have occasion some day to
teach some or you " How to Observe," and
then I shall say come very hard thiags
about people who keep their books so
close before their eyes that they cannot
see God's world, nor their fellow-men and
women. But books rightly used are soci
ety. Good books are the best society;
better than is possible without them, in
any one place; or in any one time. To
know how to use them wisely and well,
is to know how to make tihakspcare and
Milton and Theodore Hook and Thomas
Hood step out from the side of your room,
at your will, sit down at your fire, and
talk with yoa for an hour. I have no
such ' society at hand, as I write these
words, except by such magic
Sow Sente of Oar Xerchaats hare Slsea.
a- 1 -
A few years ago, a large drug firm la
this city advertised for a boy. Next day
the store was thronged with applicants,
among them a queer-looking little fellow
accompanied by a woman, who proved to
be his aunt in lieu of faithless parents, by
whom he had been abandoned. Looking
at this little waif, the merchant .in the
store promptly said t " Can't take him ;
places all full ; besides he is too small." "I
know he Is small," said the woman, but
he is wSUng and faithful."- There waa a
twinkle in the boy's eyes which made the
merchant think again. A partner in the
finn volunteered to remark that he "did
not see what they wanted of such a boy
he wasn't bigger than a pint of cider.
But after consultation the boy waa set to
work. . . A few days later a call was made
rathe boys in tbe store for some one to
stay aD night The prompt response of
the little fellow contrasted well with the
reluctance of others. In the middle or
the "night thel merchant looked in to
see if all waa right' ia .the store, and
presently discovered his youthful pro
tfsm ' hxiM-r aclMoring labels. ' What
are you doing?" said he; "I did not tell
you to work nirhta.' " I know, you did .
not tell me so, out I thought I might aa
weU be doing something. In the morn
ing tne casuier got orucrs w uuuuw uw
boy's wages, for he is snZHn?." Only a
few weeks elapsed befbr a ahow:C wild -beasts
nassed through the streets, and very
naturally all hands in the store rushed to
witness tne spectacle, a tmei saw n
ormortnnitv. and entered in a rear door to
seize something, but in a twinkling found
himself firmly clutched by the diminutive
clerk aforesaid, and, after a struggle, was
captured. No, only was a robbery pre
vented, but valuable arucies taaeq irom
ether stores were recovered. When ssked
by the merchant why be staid behind to
watch when all others quit their work,
the reply was; "You told me never to
leave tbe store when others were absent,
and I thought I'd stay." Orders were im
mediately given once more: . jjoudic
that boy s wages ; he ia wUling and faith
fuL" To-day that boy is getting a salary
or I-IO, and next January win Become
a member of the arm. jY. T. JlepttbUe.
ia the Early , History
Text of Scripture have often beea in
scribed upon coins One of the most re
markable ia on a copper coin issued by
the papal government, on which- are the
words, Ym tobU dimtibusWfoe to yoa
who are rich f , When the greenbacks
were first Issued by the United States, Mr.
Chase, then Secretary of the Treasury,
consulted, among others, the president of
one of the Philadelphia banks in rerard
to placing some motto upon them such,
for example, aa has since been imrrewed
upon the five-cant pieces- Ia God we
trust' After mentioning several scrip
tural text that had occurred to him, the
Secretary asked our banker's opinion.
" Perhaps," waa tho reply, "the most ap
propriate would be: 'Stiver and gold have
I none; but such as I ha ve gi ve .
The piojeot waa abandoned. Xijmwofr
Mugatin. . -, , i, .
" Illnbnrr rniversity will allow hv
die, to study, medicine, but to