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next door to tho Prujr Store.
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Grand Rapids. Mich.
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gles, Lath, Pickets, Timber Ac. Business Of
fices, Water Street, Grand Haven, Mich., and
23ft, Adams Street, Chicago, 111.
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pciring Shop, (up stairs,) over Wallace's
Elore. Wa-'hington Street, Grand Haven.
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Robinson & Co., Billiard Saloon, (up
oUirs,) second door l.atof tho Ottawa House,
Water Street, Grand Hacn, Mich.
WRITTEN IN THE SAND.
T K. I. B. CAKSIXG. I
In merry boyhood there was one
Who shared my youthful heart,
We swore no fortune and no fame
Our destinies should part.
Bat as we twain to manhood grew,
Time broke that golden band,
And proved that mutual oath of ours
Waa written in the land.
Youth came and brought a gayer dream,
A fond and loving one
Entiled on me till love ties seemed bound,
T fast to be undone.
Faithful till death we pledged ourselves
With willing heart and band
We lived to know that plighted vow
Was written in tho land.
Ambition whispered me to try
His promised path to fame,
And with'devotion I assayed
To play the desperate gamo.
What gained I but he blasting fire
My own wild hopes had fanned !
Alas, the promise I pursued
Wai written in the sand.
Wealth tempted me with golden boards,
Her proffers were to me
Like recn and sunny isles to thoso
Long tossed upon the sea.
I grasped at gain, and day by day
New schemes for profit planned
The luring phantom proved at last
A writing in the sand.
A crafty friend in joyous guise
Upon my sorrows stole
And with mad'ning 'suasion urged
The pleasures of the bowl.
I listened, woe betide the hour I
Till friendless, doomed and banned,
I saw tbe mocking demon's words
Were written in tbe sand.
TOO GOOD CREDIT.
BY T. I. AKTIICK.
u Let mo bIiow you one of tho finest
pieces of cloth I havo seen for six montlis,"
said a smiling storekeeper to a young
married man, whoso incomo for clerkship
was in tho neighborhood of seven hun
"Don't trouble yourself, Mr. Edwards,"
replied tho customer. M Tho silk and but
tons aro all I want."
44 Oh, no trouble at all, Mr. Jacobs no
trouble at all. It is a pleasure for mo to
show my goodV saia tho storekeeper
drawing from a"sholf tho piece of cloth ho
had mentioned, and throwing it upon tho
counter. There," ho added, as ho un
folded tho glossy broadcloth and clapped
his hand on it complacently, u thero is
something worth looking at, and it's
cheap as dirt. Only four dollars a yard,
and worth 6i'x, every cent of it, I
bought it at auction, yesterday, at a good
'It's cheap enough, ccrtaiuly," remark
ed Jacobs, half indifferently, as lie bent
down to inspect tho cloth ; but Iv'o no
money to spare just now."
"Don't want any money," replied Ed
wards, " at least nemo from such men as
Jacobs looked up into tho man's face
in soino doubt as to its meaning.
" Your credit is good," said Edwards
" Credit 1 I've no credit. I never asked
a man to trust mo in my life," returned
44 I'll trust you to half that is in my
6tore," ho was answered.
"Thank you," said Jacobs, feeling a
little flattered by a compliment liko this.
44 But l'vo no want in dry goods to that
extent. A skein of silk, and a dzcn but
tons lor my wife, aro all that I require for
44 You want a new coat," replied tho
persevering storekeeper, and he laid his
Land upon tho sleeve of Jacobs coat and
examin-d it closely.
"This ono is getting rusty and thread
bare A man like you should have somo
respect as to his appearance. Let mo seo.
Two yard.3 of this beautiful cloth will
cost but eight dollars, and I won't send
in your bill for six months. Eight dollars
for a fino broadcloth coat 1 Think of that !
Bargains of this kind don't grow on every
While Edwards talked thus ho was
displaying tho goods ho wished to sell in
a good way to let tho rich glossy surface
catch tho best point of light and his quick
eye soon told him that the customer was
beginning to be tempted.
" I'll cut you off a coat pattern," 6nid
ho, taking up his yardstick ; 44 1 know you
want it. Don't liesitato about tho mat
ter." Jacobs did not say, no, although tho
word was on his tonguo. Whilo ho yet
hesitated, tho coat pattern was measured
olf and severed from tho piece
44 There it is," came in a satisfied, half
triumphant tone from the storekeepers lips.
44 And tho greatest bargain you ever had.
You want the trimmings of course."
As ho spoko ho turned to tho 6helf for
padding, lining, silk, and whilo Jacobs,
half lcwildored, stood looking on, cut
from one pieco and anothor until tho coat
trimmings wcro all nicely laid out. This
dono Mr. Edwards faced his customer
again, rubbed his hands from an internal
feeling of delight, and said
44 You must havo a haudsoino vost to
go with this, of course."
44 My vest is a littlo shabby," replied
Jacobs, as he glanced downward at a gar
ment which had seen pretty fair service."
44 1 ( that's tho best you have, it will
novcr do to go with a new coat," said
Edwards in a decided tone. 44 Let mo
Cm 3Mt, J$iU.9 Slas II, 1859.
show you a beautiful pieco of black
And so the storekeeper went on tempt
ing his customer, until ho had sold him a
vest and pantaloons in addition to his
coat. After that, ho found no difficulty
in selling him a silk diess for his wife.
Hawng indulged himself in an entire new
suit, ho could not, upon reflection, think
of passing by his wife, who had been
wishing for a new dress for moro than six
44 Can't rou thiuk of any thing else I"
inquired Edwards. 44 1 shall bo happy
to supply whatever you may want in my
44 Nothing more, I believe,' answered
Jacobs, whoso bill was already thirty-five
dollars; and ho had yet to pay for mak
ing his coaf, pantaloons and vest.
44 But you want various articles of dry
goods. In a family there is something
called for every day. Tell Mrs. Jacobs
to send down for whatever sho may need.
Never mind about tho money. Your
credit is good with mo for any amount."
When Mr. Jacobs went homo and told
his wife what he had done, she, unreflect
ing woman, was delighted.
44 1 wish you had taken a piece of mus
lin," said she. 44 Wo want sheets and
pillow cases badly."
44 You can get a piece," replied Jacobs.
44 We wont have to pay for it now. Ed
wards will scud in tho bill at tho end of
six months, and it w ill bo easy enough to
to pay for it then."
Oh, yes, easy enough," rcsondod Lis
So a piece of muslin was procured on
the credit account. But things did not
stop here. A credit account is too often
liko a breach in a canal; the stream is
small at first, but soon increases to a ru
inous current. Now that want had found
a supply source, want became moro clam
orous than before. Scarcely a day pass
ed that Mr. or Mrs. Jacobs did not order
something from tho storo, not dreaming,
simplo souls, than an alarming, heavy
debt was accumulating against him.
As to tho iacomo of Mr. Jacobs, it was
not largo. Ho w as, as has been intima
ted a clerk in a w holesale store, and re
ceived a salary of seven huudred dollars a
year. Ills family consisted of a wife and
three children, and ho found it necessary
to bo prudent, in all his expenditures, in
order "to mako both ends meet." Some
what independent in his feelings he had
never asked for credit of any one with
whom ho dealt, and no one offering it,
Iirevious to tho temptation inducement
lcld out by Edwards, ho liad regulatod
his out goes by his income. By this
means ho had managed to keep even with
the world ; though not to gam any ad
vantago on the side of fortune. Let us
soo if his good credit has been of any real
service to him.
It was so very pleasant to have things
comfortable for a little display, without
feeling that tho indulgence- drained the
purse too heavily. And weak vanity on
tho part of Jacobs was gratified by the
flattering opinion f his honesty enter
tained by Edwards tho storekeeper. His
crodit was good, and ho was proud of tho
fact But tho day of reckoning drew near,
aud last it came.
Notwithstanding the credit at the dry
goods store, there was no more money in
the young clerk's purse at tho end of six
months than at the beginning. Tho cash
that would have gone for clothing when
necessity called for additions to tho fam
ily wardrobe, had been spent for things
the purchase of which would have been
omitted but for tho fact that tho dollars
were in tho purso instead of in tho store
keeper's hands and tempted ncodless ex
penditures. Tho end of tho 6ix months credit ap
proached, and tho mind of Jacobs began
to rest upon tho dry goods dealer's bill,
and to bo disturbed by anxiety. As to
tho amount of this bill ho was in somo
uncertainty, but ho thought it could not
bo less than forty dollars. That was a
largo sum for him to owe, particularly as
ho had nothing ahead, and his current
expenses wero fully up to his income. It
was now, for the first timo'in his life, that
Jacobs fult the night-mare pressure of
debt, and it seemed at times as if it wo'd
almost su (locate him.
Ono evening he camo homo, feeling
moro sober than usual. Ho had thought
of littlo elso all day except his bill at the
storo. On meeting his wife, ho saw that
something was wrong. .
44 What ails you, Jano t" said ho kind
ly. 44 Aro you sick !"
44 No," was tho simplo reply. But her
eyes droojxxl as sho said it, and her hns
band saw that her lips slightly quivered.
44 Something is wrong, Jane," 6aid her
Tears stolo to tho wife's checks from
beneath tho half-closed lids her bosom
lalred with tho weight of somo pressuro.
"Tell me, Jano," urged Jacobs, "if any
thing is wrong. Your manner alarms
mo. Aro any of tho children sick f
44 Oh, no, no. Nothing of that," waj
tho quick reply, "but but Mr. Ed
wards has sent in his bill."
44 Tluit was to be cxnoctod, of course,"
said Jacobs, with forcea calmness. "Tho
credit was for only six months. But how
much is tho bill !"
His voice was unsteady as he asked
44 A hundred and twenty dollars !" and
poor Mrs. Jacobs burst into tears.
44 Impossible I" exclaimed tho startled
husband. "Impossible I There is some
mist ake. A hundred aud twenty dollai s !
" There is tho bill," and Mrs. Jacobs
drew it from her bosom.
Jacobs glanced eagerly at the footing
up of tho long column of figures. Thero
wcro numerals to tho value of one hun
dred and twenty dollars.
"It can't be," ho said in a troubled
voice, "Edwards must have mado a mis
take." 44 So I thought when I first looked at
tho bilk" replied Mrs. Jacobs, recovering
herself, yet speaking in a sad voice. "But
I am sorry to say that is all right. I
havo boon over it and over it again, and
cannot find an error. Oh dear how fool
ish I havo been. It was so easy to get
things when no money was to bo paid
down. But I novcr thought of a bill liko
this. Never 1"
Jacobs sat for somo moments with his
eyes upon tho floor. Ho was thinking
44 So much for a good crodit," ho said
at length taking a long breath. 44 What
a fol I have been. That fellow Edwards,
has gone to tho windward of mo complete
ly. Ho knew that if ho got mo ou his
book, ho would secure three dollars to
ono of my money, beyond what ho wo'd
get by tho cash down system. Ono hun
drod and twenty dollars in six months.
Ah me, aro wo happier now for the ex
tra dry goods wo liavo procured f Not
a whit. Our bodies have been a littlo
better clothed, and our lovo of display
gratified to somo extent. But has all
that wrought a compensation for tho pain
of this day of reckoning?"
Poor Mrs. Jacobs was silent. Sadly
was sho repenting of her part in tho folly
they had committed.
Tea timo camo, but neither husband
nor wife could much moro than tasto
food. That bill for a hundred and twen
ty dollars had taken away their apatites.
Tho night that followed brought to neith
er of them a very refreshing slumber;
and in the morning they awoke soler
roinded, and littlo inclined for conversa
tion. But tho thought was in tho mind
of Mr. Jacobs tho bill of Mr. Edwards;
and cno feeling in tho mind of his wife
self reproach for her part iu tho woik of
44 What will you do P said Mrs. Ja
cobs, in a voice that was unsteady, look
ing into her husband's faco with glisten
ing eyes, as sho laid her hand upon his
arm, causing him to pause as ho wai
about leaving tho house.
44 I'm sure I don't know," replied the
young man gloomily, "I shall have to
see Edwards, I suppose, and ask him to
wait. But I'm sure I'd rather take a
horse-whipping. Good credit! He'll sing
a different song now."
For a moment or two longer tho hus
band and wife stood looking at each oth
er. Then as each Bi'ghed heavily, tho
former turned away and left the house.
His road to business was past the store of
Mr. Edwards, but ho uow avoided the
street in which ho lived, and went a whole
block out of his way to do so.
44 How am I to pay the bill?" murr
mured tho unhappy Jacobs, pausing in
work for tho twentieth timo, as ho sat at
his desk, and giving his mind up to trou
Just at this moment tho senior part
ner in the establishment camo up and
stood besido him.
"Well, my young friend," said he,
kindly, "how arc you getting along P
Jacobs tried to sruilo and look cheer
ful, as ho replied
44 Pretty well, sir." But his voico had
in it a touch of despondency.
44 Let mo seo," remarked tho employ
er, after a pause, 44 your regular year is
up to-day, is it not Y
44 Yes, sir," replied Jacobs, his heart
sinking moro heavily in his bosom, for
tho question suggested a discharge from
his place, busiuoss having been dull for
44 1 was looking at your account yester
day," rosumcd tho employer "and find
that it is drawn up closo. Havo you
nothing ahead P
44 Not a dollar, I am sorry to say," re
turned Jacobs. "Living is expcnsivo and
I havo six mouths to feed."
44 That being tho case," 6aid tho em
ployer, as you havo been faithful to us,
and your services aro valuable, wo must
add something to your salary. Now
you receive seven hundred dollars P
44 Yes, sir."
"Wo will call it eight hundred and
A sudcu light flashod into the faco
of tho unhappy clerk; Boeing which tho
employer, already blessed in blessing
44 And it shall bo for tho last as well as
for tho coming year. I will fill you out
a chock for a hundred aud fifty dollars, as
balanco duo you up to this day."
Tho feelings of Jacobs wero loo much
agitated to trust himself to oral thanks,
as he received the check, which the ein-
ploycr immediately filled up; but his
countenanco fully expressed his grateful
A littlo while afterwards tho young
man entered tho storo of Edwards, who
met him with a smiling face.
M I havo como to settle your bill," said
. 44 You needn't havo troubled yourself
about that," replied tho storekcciter,
"though money is always acceptable.
Tho money was paid and tho bill re
ceipted, wnen Edwards rubbing hu hands,
I an action peculiar to him when in happy
framo of miud, said
44 And now, what shall I show you."
"Nothing," was tho young man's
"Nothing! Don't say that," replied
44 1'vo no money to spare," answered
"That's of no consequence. Your credit
is good for any amount."
" A world; loo good, I find," said Ja
cobs, beginning to button up his coat w ith
tho air of a man who had lost his pock
et lxok, and feels disjmsed to look well
that his pnrso doesn't follow in tho same
"How sot What du you muni 1"
asked tlio storekeeper.
44 My good credit has taken a hundred
and twnty dollars out of my jKxkct,"
"I don't understand you," said Ed
ward:, lxking serious.
44 It's a very plain case," answered Ja
cobs. M This credit account at your store
has induced myself and wife to purchase
twice as many goods as wo would other
wiso havo bought. That has taken sixty
dollars out of my pocket; and sixty dollars
more havo lcon sjeiit, under temptations,
becauso it was in the purso instead 4f be
ing paid out for goods credited to us on
your books. Now do you understand
Tho storekeeper was silent.
44 Good morning, Mr. Edwards," said
Jacobs. "When I havo cash to spare, I
shall Iks happy to spend it with you; but
no moro book account for mo."
Wiser will they bo who profit by tho
e.jericnco of Mr. Jacobs. Those credit ac
counts are a curso to tieoplo with moder
ate incomo, and should never under any
pretence lo opened.
, BEAUTIFYING YOUR HOMES.
Every man should do his best to own
a home. Tho first money which ho can
sparo ought to be invested in a dwelling,
whoro his family can live jennanently.
Viewed as a matter of economy, that is
important not only lccnusc ho can ordin
arily build cheaper than ho can rent, but
lwauso of tho exense caused by a fre
quent change of resilience. A man, who,
in early life, built a homo for himself and
family, will snvo somo thousands of dol
lars in tho eourso of twenty years, be
sides avoiding tho inconvenieneo and
trouble of removals. Apart from this,
thero is something agreeable to our bet
ter nature in having a homo that we can
call our own. It is a form of projKjrty
that is moro than property. It snks
to tho heart, enlists tho sentiments, and
ennobles the possessor. Tho associations
that spring up around it, as tho birth-
1'lace of children as tho sceno of life's
loliost emotions as the sanctuary where
the spirit cherished its purest thoughts,
aro f-uro as all value, ana whenever their
influence is exerted, tho moral sensibili
ties aro improved and exalted. Tho great
er part of our happiness of to-day, is in
creased by tho rlaco wo wcro happy on
yesterday, and that, insensibly, scenes and
cia'umstances gather up a storo of bless
edness for the weary hours of tho future!
On this '.uxniiit wo should do all in
our power to mako home attractive. Not
only should wo cnltivnto such tempers as
servo to render its intercourse amiable and
affectionate, but we should strive to adorn
it with thoso charms which good sense
and refinement so easily impnit to it.
Wo say easily, for thero aro persons who
' think that n homo can not bo beautified
without a considerable outlay of money.
Such people are in error. It costs little
to havo a neat flower garden, and to sur
round your dwelling with thoso simple
beauties which delight tho eyo far more
than expcnsivo objects. If you will lot
tho suushino and dew adorn your yard,
they will do moro for you than any artist.
Nature delights in beauty. She loves to
brighten tho landscnj-e and mako it agreo
ablo to tho eye. She hangs tho ivy
around tho ruin, and over tho stump of
tho withered treo twines the grateful vine.
A thousand arts sho practices to animate
tho scenes r.nd plcaso tho mind. Follow
her example, aud do for yourself wliat
sho is always laboring to do for you.
beauty is a divino instrumentality. It is
ono of God's chosen forms of power.
Wo never soo crcativo energy without
something beyond mere existence, and
henco the whole universo is a teacher and
inspirer of lcauly. Every man was born
to bo an artist, so far as. the apprehension
and enjoyment of leauty is concerned ;
and ho robs himself of ono of the je
cious gifts of his being, if ho fail to fulfill j
thu beneficial puiqose of his creation.
$trms:-$l.O0 ptr SUnum.
MISCELLANEOUS AND NEWS ITEMS.
Health is the greatest of all lodily
pleasures, but tho least thought of.
Every man is the architect of his
owu forlun, for character is fate.
- A short needlo make- the best ex
pedition in plain sowing.
Tho shortness of life is very often
owing to tho irregularities of tho liver.
Alw ays lo up at sunrise if you w Uh
to have the most golden of prospects.
It is easier to bo wise for others
than for ourselves.
Nature has sometimes made a fool,
but a coxcomb is always of man's own
Our merits procure us tho esteem
of men of sense, and our good fortunes
that of tho public.
Good humor is tho bluo sky of tho
soul, in which every star of talent will
shino moro clearly.
Why must a man without hands
bo very garrulous I Becauso ho cannot
hold his tongue.
- What prevents a cook from swal
lowing her apron! Becauso it goes
against bur stomach.
Why should crinoline be nliolishcd ?
Becauso it introduces all sorts of women
into the most fashionable circles.
In what ship havo tho greatest
number of men been wrecked ! Partner
44 Old ago is coming on me rapidly,"
as the urchin said, when stealing apples
from an oil man's garden, and saw the
owner coming, cowhide in hand.
Thero is a phrenologist in London
w ho can tell tho contents of a barrel by
examining its head. He makes his ex
amination with a gimlet.
44 My dear w ife, I wish you would
try to keen your temper." "My dear
husband, I wish you would try and get
rid of yours."
An Irish paper announces that a
Mr. Kenny, returning to town, fell down
and broke his neck, but happily received
no further damage 1 -
A California jury in a suieide case,
lately found tho following verdict : 44 We,
the jury, find lliat the deceased was a
In Ingersoll, Canada, a few days
ngo, James Fitmegan, employed in Oli
ver's planing mill, fell on u circular saw,
and had his head nearly severed from his
44 1 always pick my company," said
a suspicious character, t timing from a
company of gentlemen to whom ho saw
ho was disagreeable. "And their jxtck
ets, too, w hen you get a chance," replied
one of them.
Tho amount of guano shipped from
tho Chinchas in February was 10,312
tons of which 3.S28 tons went to Eng
land; 10,105 tons to tho United States;
553 tons to France; and 1,377 to Barba
dos. Of tho onco powerful trilo of Po
quot Indians, there now remain fourteen
males and seventeen females, residing on
a reservation of 180 acres in tho town of
Lcdyard, Conn. Their property amounts
Mr. John Bivcns and Miss M. A.
Turk were married at Prattsville, (Irceno
county, N. Y., at 7 J- o'clock P. M, on the
10th iust., and at nine ool.xk tho same
evening tho bride died.
John Leham has been scutencod to
imprisonment for life, at Urbana, Mo, for
violating tho person of Miss Deliah Wild
erman. Tho prisoner was a day or two
afterwards convicted of horsestealing, and
sentenced to an additional eight years.
Why is a pretty young lady Jiko a
locomotive engine! Don't givo it up,
there are lot of reasons: Sho sends off
tho sparks, transports the mails (malos),
has a train following her, and passes over
With a true wife a husband's faults
should bo sacred. A woman forgets
w hat is duo to herself when sho conde
scends to lhat rcfugo of weakness a fo
malo confident. A wife's loom should
bo tho tomb of a husband's failings.
At tho exhibition of mlllenery oil
44 Opening Day," in Now York, last week,
ono "lovo of a lionnet" bore tho price of
ono hundred and fifty dollars; and anoth
er, destined for a bride, was trimmed with
lace w hich cost twenty-four dollars a yard
CoLTal. P. Sliaffnersays that 44 du
ring tho coming summer, with engineers
already engaged, ho intends to travel over
and examine tho routo via Groenland,
Iceland, and Faroo Isles, which, in his
opinion, is tho only ono practicable for a
telegraph between Europo and America."
A charitable individual in tho neigh
borhood of Willinmatic, Conn., proposed
to raise a subscription for a poor, hard
working man, who recently lost a valua
bio cow. Every ono applauded tho ob
ject and its originator money was raisod
poor man expected to bo mado liappy,
when his 44 benevolent" friend produced an
old bill against him to just the amount
raised, and rclniued the rash.