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—From the April number of Lippincott's Magazine.
- "Halloa ! that j-ou, Dick?" wnere
- - .
aoe you going. t
A rather pale, slightly built youth
of fifteen years, with a carpet bag in
sis hand, looked up nervously and
walked on. It was in tliie vicinity of
the derot, and there Wits much
trundliug of trucks-tind apitting of
engines, and consequently Sana Jones
E resumed that his salutation had
About noon en the same day, Amos
Huylmnd, Esq., sauntered forth from
his office to attend to a little business
in another part of the town. The
boys were just coming from school,
and stared at him and whispered
among themselves. Finally, Eby
Darby stepped up and exclaimed :
"Mr. Jlr. can't fcink of your
name, sis but Diok has runaway."
"He. has gone to New York, every
stitch of him, and is neves? coming
back. He said I might tell you after
twelve o'clock ; for he would be too
far off for you to catch him then.
The father stood still with his eyes
riveted on the speaker, for a moment,
and then turned on his heel, and in
an BBjtsuii ajp in sahi Mferwry of his
own. house. , ,
Amy" be called tons wife, '' do
you know anythine about Dick?"
"(x nas not rexurnsa from school
Did be go to echoed this morn
"Of course at least so far as I
know. I did not see him at all after
he ate hie breakfast-''
'Will yon go to his roam and see
if hiabooks are there?"
Mrs. txuyiana threw down her
sewing and hastened up-stairs. In a
few moments she returned, fcjoking
frightened and curious. -
"His books are there: but his car
pet-bag and his clothes are gone.
Wttavt doee itall mean?" zf
That our son has actually run
away started for New York."
mere were rea eyes ana saa Hearts
in the Huyland mansion that after
noon and Dick's elder brother. Alfred,
a line boy-vf seventeen, who was in
the post-office on a salary of eight
hundred a year, was anxious to nur-
suq and capture the young deserter.
Ho : JPieK must have tune and op
portunity given him to acquire use
ful InformatjrBar," said hia father, .al-
Ifiougn it was a nuceahie tact that
he had to clear htrntl half-a-dozen
times before he could artionlate
according to Quackenboss.
At "supper-time, Philo, a lad of thir
teen, declined bread-and-butter, ar.d
sweatmeats, and hat biscuit, and
jelly-cake, and tdasts arw tS, and
when. asKed it he was sick, replied:
"I don't knovr as I have got the
croup ; but I am awful like baby
was when he had it last spring.''
, "Mamma," said little 4ve year ohi
Mary, "Is gorag to New Vi;rk lust
the same as being dead?"
- And whan .iha-niioAidn K.nnivkV
ower ortjn instead of an answer
e continued. r
kR "loS""N"aever -Wll takeme
there when I die."
Meanwflne tne traveller had pass-
I c liug, iiii.'V.1uiuvi V, J aU 44 1 n 4, 4443
congratulated himself "upon his suc
cessful escapade, tie aad marched
boldly "down the' frorrt street, and
not a sou except hia cousin Bam
Jones had taken the slightest notice
of him. He was glad to get off so
easy, but a little chagrined, after all,
at his own insignificance. Fairly
outside the pale of parental jurisdic
tion and whizzing on to his destiny,
Iiis heart grew TenoMHaTMnse not
only stood up to give 4-41ttle girl his
seat, but SflStowefi tanfcaatple he had'
crammed in his pocket fbr lunch on
a big baby who was crying lustily.
As the hours waned, his spirits
sank, and, according - to nature, he
commenced a recapitulation of thei
wrongs and injustices of which he
had been the victim. He did not see
why Alfred and Philo need be so
much better-looking than himself.
very body called them handsome,
while he had been often told that he
was as homely as a hedge fence.
They were genteel and elegant, and
objects of admiration to his parents
and friends. It wasn't fair. To be
sure be was the genius in the family ;
but what of that? It only compelled
him to go to school, while Alfred
was making money, and getting a
good start in the world. He did not
like his father's cynical manner
when he complained of his teacher,
found breakers in his algebra,
anathematized chemistry, and de
clared .Latin a bore. And then
when he asked him if lie might go in
to business be said.
"What '. Before you get your bibs
off? I den't think that is your forte.
Xou are not careful enough about
your dollars and cents. We shall
rave to make yon up into a profess
ional man. it take Alfred to do the
Dick felt as if he had been swallow
ing lire-brands, and opened the car
window. A cat was running on the
fence down beside the track, and he
wihed he was out where he could
step on her tail. How his mother
laughed when he told her once that
h meant to be as rich as A. T. Stew
art and live in New York when he
got to be a mail.
Bttt it was his dear old grandmoth
er who had committed the unpardon
able sin. She had been for weeks all
the time asking why Dick had grown
rso moody and taciturn. And that
had put It into biio's neaa to can
him Stupid and ill-natured. Dick
pitlledorrhis soft hat and threw it
down upon the seat violently, then
placed it upon his head. He did not
like these pricking memories. He
would show the folks at home and
'everywhere else, that he was able to
take care of himself ; and when he
had earned five hundred dollars. no,
when he had five thonsand dollar
and a horse and carnage five mil
lion, would be better, or five hun
dred millions, and a house on Fifth
avenue, with a French roof, and a
train of railroad cars stopping at the
front door every time its master feels
inclined to take a short walk.
Of course the kind-hearted conduc
tor was oblivious to all these extra
ordinary air-castles ; and when the
conductor oame along in the regular
discharge of his duty, saw on iy a very
common-place boy, stretched ont on
a seat all alone, and fast asleep.
Having noticed him in the earlier
part of the. morning, and remember
ing his destination , he did not Waken
him. And so, many thanks to him,
Dick got a tolerable night's res t. As
ate neared the end of his journey, his
mind was crowded with plans. He
'knew but one person in the metropo
lis, a partner in the baking powder
business, whose address he had se
emed, and to him he resolved to ap
ply for work. He would let himself
n witn, so as to
He would take
n him. Hut the
ust have an in-
leave, and he
sMkdd sons b Jit tfif top of .the lad
der. He had studied New York from a
map ot the city, and tado difficulty
in engineering his way through the
crowded streets. He found Mr.
Boniface, who received himwarmly,
bat had no situation to give him.
Indeed, he had more boys about him
jjjfow than he knew how to manage
A, keep busy. He would keep a
sharp look out for Dick though, and
he must come in every day and re
Dick found a cheap lodging-house
in the lower part of the city where
ha atals) aim aiiMait Thai navf niTr'i
in? he visited all the eatinerbouses
and compared prices. Then hecount
ed hie money to see just how long it
would last, for he had by no means
a heavy purse. Mr. Borriface offered
him a cot in the upper part of bis
store when he made his second call
upon that gentleman, and it was
gladly accepted. But no situation
had been seen going round looking
for a boy, and Dick determined to
start out and find one.
Verv few business houses on the
principal streets south of City Hall
that were not visited by a modest,
well-dressed, intelligent looking boy,
during the next live days. Some
times he was treated civilly, bat was
ofteuer abruptly aad sharp lyjdismiss
ed. What time bad busy men to
give to such young fortune hunters ?
His heart was very heavy, but his
courage was luce the widow's on.
The only thing that gave him posi
tive anxiety was the state ot nis n
nances. He never knew befcre how
much It "cost a feller"to get enough
to eat. He must take some decided
stand in that regard or he should be
bankrapt sure. So he limited him
self to twesty-nvo cents a meal, and
firmly resisted all farther tempta-
t ions. to his bovish appetite
But the wisest and most sensible
thing he did w as to buy a return-ticket
home, before he should by - any
chance spend all his money. Not
that he intented to use it, though he
felt as if he would give his right hand
for one of his mother's good breafc-
rastS;, ana ne uau many a ureu long
ine: for his own comfortable room
with the spring-bed and rocking chair
.' He had promised to write to Ely
Darby, who was going to run away
as soon as ne got tueieuur, iu a
bookstore in Nassua street he got a
pen and ink and fulfilled the' task.
But be very confidentially informed
his friend that it "didn't pay" and
adVised him to say Where he was.
The second week passed very
mueh like the first. He was indus
trious in his efforts to get something
to do. He drew someneavy sighs
but nobody beard tnem. ie won
dered why his father had taken no
nains to find out his whereabouts.
and finally settled down into the be
lief that he had hartily been missed
He had made himself so disagreable
of late, perhaps they were all glad
to get rid of him. His money would
hold out but a few days longer and
what was he to do 7 He should feel
pretty cheap at goln r back without
an invitation. He wished his father
would come and "blow him up" and
"thrash him" as some men would
ana then take him home, and
"wouldn't he stay there though !"
He did not know thatMr.Boniface
had received several private com
munications, and been instructed to
watch over the runaway and see that
no harm came to him. While at.the
same time.it was thought best to al
owniBcfaastious even at ue risk of
a pretty aslgb tlan. a.
One mornirig he stood in the store
door cogitating. JbLe baa came to
the last twenty-five cents, and it was
before breakfast, although it was ten
o'clock. He was hungry. What boy
of fifteen ever saw the time he wan
not ? But he did not like to be abso
lutely penniless. Neither did he
quite like to make use of the tickets
that were scorching his pockets un
til he could almost detect a blue
He saw a gentleman coming to
wards him and recognized an uncle,
his father's brother, who lived in the
"Ah, Dick! that you? How are
you. Living here, eh ? Do you like
"Yea, sir, pretty well."
"Arfl you busy to-day ? Suppose
you come up and take dinner with
vciv vneap n uriti
nme more surely.
latwo halndred dollars
second month he n
me and we will talk over business
matters a little.
Dick's eyes filled with tears and
his heart leaped for joy. He should
get one good straight meal sure
without losing his self-respect. That
was what his stomach said. Perhaps
his finer feelings were touched by
the unexpected meeting. If not they
were aroused to an exciting degree
by some remarks which followed.
"By the way, Dick, I have had a
letter from your father lately, and
he has entrusted me with a little roll
of money for you, which be says you
may use as you see fit. He thinks
perhaps your expenses here may
have exceeded your calculations, and
he wants that you should have a
Dick sobbed outright.
"I don't deserve any such kind
ness, uncle Dick," he said after a
moment's pause. "1 wisb be bad
asked me to come home. I wonder
"They want to see you there ? Of
course they do. Cheer up my boy . If
you have had enough of this little
town ail you have to do now is to
take the back track and commence
where you left off."
Dick felt exceedingly comfortable
when he went to bed that night, and
slept more sweetly than in months
before. He was in the guest-chamber
of his ancle and it looked so
much like home that he left the gas
burning to enjoy it. He waked be
fore daylight and finding some pone
and paper on the table, jumped up
ana wrote tne roiiowing letter.
"My dear Father : I shall never be able to
tell you how ashamed I am of myself, or bow
muoh I thank you for your unmistakable token
of confidence. I would rather come home and
go to school than stay anywhere else if I could
get forty f ituations. DncleDick thinks I bad
better wait until Wednesday, and then take the
train West. My best love to mother and Mary
and the boys. Your affectionate son,
When he called to bid IMr. Boni
face good-bye he learned that one of
the gentleman to whom he had ap
plied a few days before, had left
word that he had a place for him
now and would give him ten dollars
a week for his services.
"If I was a little older and my ed
ucation complete, I wouldn't mind
accepting," replied Dick with a
very manly air ; ""but I shall do noth
ing without the advice of my fath
er hereafter, he is so mueh better
able to judge for me than I am for
"Oh !" said hia little cousin Dick
(it was a family name) as a nice lunch
was being put up for his journey,
"won't you catch it when yoa get
home? Your father will .look dag
gers at you and say, 'My dear sir are
you going to run away any more ?'
and then he will take you up-stairs
and pad-da-whack you.
But Dick only smiled and remark
ed, that he expected all the boys
would be after him and he probably
should never hear the last of his trip
to New York.
It was near mid-day when he ar
rived in Tontogany. His father met
him at the depot and greeted him
"Hadn't we better take a carriage
up ?" whispered Dick.
"No, I think we had better walk."
They passed along through the
crowd out into the street when Dick's
courage again faltered.
"Hadn't we better go up to the
house the back way ?"
"No, my son, it is just as well to
face the music. The boys will have
their fun anyway, and if you are in
the right it won't strike very deep."
"Halloa, Baking-Powdex !"
"There's Dick sneaking home !
Didn't make much trying to get
ahead of the old man !" and similar
expressions greeting him at every
step, but he walked with a firm step
and only bowed to such of his friends
as chose to accost htm in a respect
He wondered how it was that
everyone in the home-household was
so glad to see him. His pretty moth
er looked as if she had spent her
whole life in weeping, and when she
strained him to her heart aad mutter
ed words of thankfulness that he had
been restored to her onoe more, her
tears ran down his neck and nearly
dissolved his new paper collar. Mary
clung to him whenever she could get
a good hold, and pulled him from one
place to another in the wildest con
fusion. Philo rolled up the easy
chair for him to sit in and carriedliis
hat into the hall and hung it on the
rack. Alfred seized him by the coat
collar with his two hands and shook
him till he was half blind.
"How well vou are lookinsr. Ma
jor ! I guess I'll go to New York if
it brightens one up so."
Dick was in a whirl of happiness.
Had everybody changed ; or, was it
the film that had fallen from his
own eyes ? He did not make up his
mind just then, but as weeks rolled
oa he come to the conclusion that he
had he?n woefullv mistaken at that
period in brs history when he be
lieved himself counted out of the
hearts of all those he best loved, and
narted with the ereen-eyed monster.
who bad nearly drifted him into
ruin, with a great sense of relief.
TTia narents also indulged in re
miniscences regarding themselvesand
their daily walk previous to this lit
tle esipode, which were notaltogeth-
er nattering, it is pua a ww uaye
since I heard Mrs. Huyland say.
"We are constantly reminded of
our great lack of perception in never
having had a correct insight into the
- - f All At
heart or our secona sou uuiu
screw was applied byHeaven itself."
Aftkr the 15th of April, Ameri
can silver will be receivable in Cana
da , under a recent law, at a discount
of twenty per cent. If it can be pur
chased in quantities at this rate, a
dealer on this side can buy $100 in
gold with say, 112 in currency, send
to Canada and there exchange it for
$125-in silver coin, making $13 by
the operation, less the expense of
The position of conductor on a
street car in Wilmington, N. C, af
fords amnle opportunity for the dis
play of gallantry. A correspondent,
who was recently in that city, saw
the conductors carrying the ladies
from the cars to the sidewalk, and
vice versa, on a day when 'the rain
had made the sand in the roadway of
the streets disagreeable to tread on.
The Brighter Side.
From the N. Y . Mercantile Journal .
It sometimes occurs that an entire
nation falls so completely under the
control of gloomy Impressions that
their mental gaze can no longer see
a gleam of light in the clouds that
environ them. With bodies of men,
this is usOally the result Of those
crises in their organization and pro
gress, from which nothing human is
exempt. As our nature is a strange
compound of weakness and of
strength, so must oar destiny on
earth be a varied succession of tri
umphs and of failures. History is
but the narrative of national strug
gles for existence and supremacy a
fluctuating record of glory and of
gloom, marked by the painful pro
gress upward, the temporary tri
umph, and, then, the decadence, ei
ther swift or gradual, of nation after
nation, which each, in turn, dazzled
and overawed the world. The Isreal
ites ; the Babylonians ; the Medes
and Persians ; the Egyptians ; the
Greeks, and, then the Romans, race
after race, and state after state, con
trolled mankind, and then sank from
the pinnacle of their greatness to
give place to new developments of
social and political organization.
But, during the period of their pro
gress, the most difficult and perplex
ed passages of their career, until the
last, were but the forerunners of
their grandest triumphs. The very
errors they had committed became
the sources of better self-examination,
closer discipline, and, subse
quently, wiser effort. . i,.
When we apply tne same pnuoso
pby to the career of individuals, the
lesson imparted to us there, is still
plainer and more instructive. The
greatest ana the best of men, in the
higher Christian point of view, and
in a practical light, as well, is not he
who nas never fallen, buthe who has
raised himself and girding his loins,
again, with manly courage for the
battle of life, has gone forth with
hope and faith in his heart, and God
above him, to raise and conquer at
We are led to these reflections by
the gloomy and despondent tone
that we too often hear among our
business classes, and from the editor
ial desk. Vexed by the many trials
to which peculiar management has
subjected the prosperity of our coun
try, we, too, nave oeen more man
once tempted to repine and earnest
But, when shaking off the mo
mentary influence of some mistake
that ve observe in legislation ; some
deficiency in the guiding hands that
control this or that branch of public
development, we take in, at one
broad view, the vast extent of oar
positive progress ; the grandeur of
our national domain ; the magnifi
cence of the conquests already
achieved over the wilderness and
over the barbarism of past ages, and
survey the limitless variety and op
ulence of our natural resources, the
summer sun is not brighter at his
riainar than the future that dawns
before our mental vision. "The more
too that we look and ponder the
promises that Frovidence baa appar
ently strewn broadcast in the path
of this nation, the more sustained we
feel in believiua that we shall quick
ly emerge from all the dUBoultwei
that have recently surrounded us,
and ascend by swift graduations to
the most commanding position ever
yet held by any people, not even ex
cepting those colossal states of the
ancient world, which once grasped
at universal empire.
The public mind is ripening upon
all great questions of national policy,
and is settling to sound views of fi
nance, revenue, taxation, public
works, international law, and home
control, In accordance with the spir
it of this peculiar people, end the de
mands of our situation, and of the
age in whioh we live. The mistakes
of the past have been an admirable
schooling, and the future, we be
lieve.wili be the safer and the bright
er for them. A very few years ago
we were seriously exposed to a sod
den overthrow of our Bystem, thro'
the heedlessness and indnfference of
our business classes to what was go
ing on in legislative ard political
circles. All that seif-eatitfled dream
ing has been broken up by the hard
pinching of the past twelvemonth,
and the two preceding seasons. The
mind of trade has been thoroughly
aroused and stirred tn nervous vigi
lance, and we now observe symptoms
all around us that the voice of com
merce, backed by the requirements
of labor, is going to be most poten
tial In the great governing centres
of the nation, hereafter. Than that
there could not be a healthier sign of
At the same time, the outward el
ements of material strength and op
ulence grow with accelerated speed.
Oar area of agriculture broadens by
hundreds of miles from year to year;
steam navigation and railroad tran
sit strike out new filaments of life
while we gaze ; the steam and tele-a-rank
man of 1869 is already grow
ing antiquated in the first quarter of
1870 ; our immigration increases by
from 25 to SO per cent., in different
nationalities, no longer comes to us
sickly and penniless, but hearty, in
telligent, and with something to
artend : those sections of the country
that contain our richest staples, the
cotton-bearing Sonth and the grain-
growing West, never had received
such an upward Impulse as 1870 is
bringing to them, and the voice of
fault-finding and evil predictions is
smothered amid heaped up granaries
and well crammed storehouses.
We cannot help thinking, then, at
we get farther on in the year, that
after all the rouch work of the lasl
three or four seasons, the bright side
of the picture is beginning to turn
toward us. and we have only to look
closely in order to see the light
breaking through to us on all sides
I know somebody who always ap
pears to be miserable, and this Is the
way she contrives to be so, thinking
always about nerseu, constantly
wishing for that she has not got.
idline away her time, fretting and
grumbling. I know somebody who
is much happier, and this is the way
she contrives to be bo, thinking of
others, satisnea witn.wnat ner heav
enly Father has judged best for her,
working, caring tor somebody f
beside herself, and thlnkln" 1
can make others h"
I Worked, and Earned it.
A few weeks ago, a gentleman liv
ing in an eastern town was called
out of his bed one morning by sever
al vigorous raps upon his front door.
Hastily dressing himself, he respon
ded to the call, and found standing
upon the step an uncouth, roughly
clad boy, with an axe on his shoul
der, who, hastily thrusting his hand
into his pantaloons pocket, drew oat
a small roll, and handing it to Judge
H , said :
"There's seventy-five dollars,
which I want you to put in the sav
ings bank," and hastily turned on
his heel and started away.
The Judge, slightly disconcerted
at the curious proceeding, scarce
knew what to say, till at length re
covering his wits, he cried out after
the boy ;
"Stop ! come back here. How did
yoa come by this money ?"
"I worked, and earned it, sir. My
time was out last night, and I got
my money. I've got a job of chop
ping, which I began on this morning,
and 1 thought I'd leave the money
with you, as I went to my work,
and then it wouldn't take up my
time this evening when I want to
study.", , uj ii
"What is your name, my boy?"
asked the Judge.
"I wrote it on the paper that I
wrapped the money up in," snouted
the little wood chopper as he passed
on to his work.
That boy's note for a thousand dol
lars due ten years hence would be as
gsodasgold. If he has his health,
e will be worth double that then.
He is beginning in the right way.
The very day his time was out for
summer, he entered upon another
job, and immediately placed the mou-
ney be bad worked lor, wnere mat
would work for him ; aad with an
economy of time which is more to be
praised than his fore-thought with
regard to money, he could not en
dure to have a moment devoted to
anything but his books when the
long evenings oame.
Five years from to-day with a good
education, with good habits, with a
few hundred dollars, which he has
earned by work, hfs chances for
plane in the business and. I politics
world will be far greater than those
of the spendthrift boy, who, born
with a fortune, begins wiUiout know
ing the worth of money, and instead
of going up, goes down.
We have just read an article from
the Palmer Journal Massachusetts,
under the head of "The Decadence of
New England." Itopens by stating
that "the decrease of the population
among country towns of New Eng
land is startling," and affirm that
the same is true of Connecticut, New
Hampshire and Vermont. Farms
can be bought for less than what the
buildings are worth. Some of the
towns ar almost depopulated ; white
neighborhoods, are abandoned, and
once elegant mansions are going to
wreck. On the authority of Rot.
Dr. Gale, of Lee, the Journal gives
the following statement respecting
the Church in one county: S a.
There are thirty-three Congrega
tional churches In the county, and
only fourteen settled pastors. Five
Qf these churches have no regular
service, and fourteen hire clergymen
for a stated tisHSt . JqMgft therearsr
twenty-six Congregational churches
and twenty-three pastors. The
membership in these churches has
Increased only thirty-four in the last
forty years, being 4,544 in 189, aai
4,578 in l&fiS. In tea of the churches
the membership is less saan nny
, and ha these churohaa the num
ber of male members averages only
ten. In most of these snonswaln
towns ware oaoe large churches, and
the sanctuaries on the saDbatn were
filled With devout, worshipers. Now
in some Ave places, the people nave
forsaken assembling themselves to
gether on Sabbath, aad ia many
towns the minister preacnes to a
lean congregation. 0
The Journal indorses this state
ment, and says It applies to many
towns of western maanwontaawew.
Extravagance and fashion are a
siirned as the cause of this desolation,
and one development of those evils
of an appalling character is named,
viz: "It has become."" says the
Journal, "the fashion to have fewer
children," and appeals to the statis
tics of Dr. Allen, of Ijowell, who has
ilr BBSastratr I by figures the fact,
that the Yankee race of New Eng
land is running oat." The melan
choly picture is closed by the asser
tion that, unless a reiorm is com
menced, "the hill: and smuntain
towns of the ritate will soon become
a wilderness." The same cause pro
duces like effects in every age.
A t am usic hall InEna land abalMght
has been introduced for the diversion
of the public. The evening's enter
tainment began witn some uauger-
ous acrobatic experimenta, srswa-
whlch the balls brought over i rom
Spain wore introduced into the ring.
They had been sea-sick, poor crea
tures, and looked very tame in con
sequence. The proverbial red rag
was flung in their faces, without pro
ducing the proverbial effect. Itls ex
pected, however, that when tna 1
Spanish burrs have be me a little
more accustomed to the horrors of
the English climate, they wW gore
the Matadores co the oom mists sat
isfaction of the audience.
That gallant sailor, the British
Admiral Ramsey, says that on the -coats
kj( Africa he once saw a Sgi
m,ent of rifle women and, black as
tbey wars, ha must say ha never saw
a finer regiment. All the officers
were women, and there was nota sin
gle man in the whole regiment.
Tbey were most courageous, "and
fought bravely ; In tact, a frisnd
told lum that when they went into,
action they fought like so many tl-
An aspirant after the vacant po
sitloa of executioner In London rests
his claims upon the ciroumsta-'
that he "has bad mush -in
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