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VOL. VII. SUMITERVILLE, S. C., OCTOBER 19, 183. NO. I5.
THE SUMTER BANNER
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DY o.AVER OPiC.
'O.t of bttsine.ss, are yolt, Ned?
Well, that is had,' said Mr. Joieph
Mtr-C, a tek bromker to his leiphew.
'lkiit why did vot leave Brown and
.Smith?-That is a Lmod conecern.'
'Salary was too Smnl.1
tt0r than youi gnet mou', at al e.
Venits,' replied I lie worthy Old gen
tlemai, with a o ok af displeasire.'
-Cmuldn't pay 1my% way on it.'
'Not.mi five imindred deliars! and
"UMcle doe,' a. he was comoinily cal.
Jled, held up both hands itt astonmish
'I a in ilt debt at. this moment,' re.
tturined Ned; with a ruefil glance at
'And likely to be. Of course yoni
-don't expect to pay your debts by
- wandering abomt. the streets?'
'I expect to ti.d iusiness again.
'you d1 not expect to get live hm
.dred dollars the firit yea~r, do you?'
Sintend to strik-o Iiap It thimsand.'
'Strike! vOn wcon't hli. it..'
IPerhapls i Shall.'
'Ned von are going to the deuce,
.as filst as hi;h livimg antd disipation
inl general will carry Von.'
'Why, uncle l'mm sure you don't
'Sit down, Ned; let us talk it
-over. I want a young man in Iy
-oflice, and perhaps we can Imuke
'Tottiand dm lhrs, Umnele Joseph,'
;and Ned Murdock attempt~ed to
'Nout out of me, Ned.'
'Ca'xt live Oin less.'
'Better die then. I wanit a young
'man to assist my bomok-keeper, rm of
'And errand boy, yoiu mean,' and
Ned felt hurt at a slight put upon
'An errand boy then. My clerk in
tends to go into bisiness himself, one
- of these days, and if you are atten.
-tive to business, here is am opportu.
nity to advance yourself,' and uncle
-Joe looked seriously into the face of
'What is the salary?'
4Four hundred .' -r the present.'
ii should starve on it.'
"i4ve within y'our mneatns. When
Iwas 'ygur age, I lived on two hun
* "TIimes have changed since then."
"Whflt do you pay for board, Ned?"
"Six dollars a week I board at
.a hotel ,"
"Six Anlmlars a week? Ned, you
airo crazy," and Uncle Joie's e 'es stuck
.out. "like two tallow candles.'
"Twuo of us room together in time
atiso that they board uts low."
"Shmould 4hlinak they did-low for
ithem, 'but'high for you. Costs you
:n hundred for clothes, I suppose, do.
,n t it.?"
"About that," replied Ned, eva
"D~o you goi to the 'play' often?"
"Not above once a week, except
when there are stars on."
"Not above one'e a week! Ned you
arc an extravagant dog; you will die in
"Pshaw! Uncle Joseph, you are
"It it is old-fashioned to live with
in one's means, to pay one's debts, and
wear an honest face, then--thank
God!-l am old fashioned" replied
the worthmy old gentleman, with con.
"I mean to be honest, tot practice
.all your old-fmhshioned virtues."
"You can't do it, Nedl, on live h~un.
dred dollars a year, with your habits."
"Can'tbe hgrj st?
"No; it is noti inest to ruqsup a bill
at your taior's which you'have not the
ability to pay; it is not hmonest to get
in debt to support extravagant hiibits."
dishonest Uncle .Joseph?" asked the
young man, with a blush on his cheek,
"Well, well, we wont talk about,
that now. I want t young man, and
if you have a mind to liy aside your
extravagances, and go into my ollde
determinedl to stick to your business,
I will see to the rest."
"What salary shall I have, Uncle Jo.
"aFour linndred, the first year," re.
plied Uncle Josieph, firmly.
"But I can't live on that."
"Yes, you can. Leave your ho
tel and board in a private ihmily. Quit
the theatre and the opera, and pay as
"utit. my debts?"
"llow mich do von owe?"
"Abmit tw, huimdred and fifty dol
Uncle Joe scratchd hi5 head, con
t raeted his e obrowv-, and looke.J do.
'Bnd linsiess, Ned," said he, af
ter a fw moment's consideration. "I
could easily get you of the scrape, pro.
vided I saw a -y hope o: aimiiedmen
On vOur part. Youi don't even say that
yo,; will refm ."'
"To be seriois, Uncle Joseph, I
c3n'% see how I cal relbrm, I must
Gire von know."
"And you must live within your
At this moment the penny post de
posited it letir on the tabeif, by the
side o tlie stick-broker. the contents
of which Fperf1etly amazed him.
The letter was the attorney of Miss
Mary Marker, a maidei aint of Ned
Miurdoek, formerly re-idiiig at. the
W est. It cOntained the intel I igence (it
tle s;pinsters' death. Tbc 4ld ladv hap.
pening to have a fit of g -nerosity
when she made her will, and hequeati
ed toi her graceless nepihew the sum
if ten thumsand dollars.
I lere was a god send, and Ned leap.
ed up six leet in the air with astoni.h
ient. and delight.
Iht the woirthy stock-broker was
troubled; for although lie was a brok
er, was a good christian, and had tho
welthre o his nephew near at heart.
There was somethingv nlhoot tLi voithi
ie iked, it iL nii sadmiduii_ lin e wt iiL it,
the play and boarded at a fashiona
I lis omily object was the rfoirmntion
of the young man, whose ruinl and 111re
mature dieCar were frsimhadowed in
his daily habits. ills propositiion to
employ him in his own oflice was
mereli a staiIngem to obtain a hold
'lis legaIey seernied to step between
hin anid tie accomplishiment of his
"What are you going to do with
this miinev, Ned?" asked lie with a
troubled countenance; "I am named as
your guardian, you perceive.'
"Bah, guardian! I am twenty.
(one next week, Unclo Joseph,' replied
the young mam. unable to conceal the
elation tie astiunding intelligence had
prodieed in his mind.
"True; but this legacy may be
the ruin of you, Ned.'
"You are absurd, Uncle.'
'1 am sorry your aunt di -d so soon;
I wish slic could have l-en prevailed
upon to live till you had conic to
the years of discretion,'
"If I had known she intended to re
member mec in her will, I should
certainly have expressed my desire
that she might have lived for-ever, or
sonie such hyperb~ole.'
'What at-c yoti going to do, Ned? It
is rather a ser-ious question.,'
"Time enouigh to decide when I get
"Take my advice, Ned; settle your
self down ini some quiet p)ositio~n, get
another clerkship-don't go into bu1
siness till you arec more exp~erienced in
the ways of the world. You had bet
ter- accept my offer, and take your
first lesson in learning to live with
in your means.'
"e an errand bov on four hun
drddollars a year, whlen I have ten
thousand dollars in my possession?
Did t hey do so in olden times?' and
Ned bestowed a good natured sneer
upon his quiet old uncle.
"They Ieained to ceep becfore they
walked.-lf it- will make any differ
ence, I will give you the same salary
you received at Braown andl Smith's.'
"Couldn't think of it, Uncle JIoseph.
A thousand would not procure my
Thke stock-broker sighed. Ned was
as good as lost. in his opinion. There
was no hope for him anid muck as
it troubled him, he saw no method of
preventing the catastrophe.
For an hour longer Unele Joe tried
to prevail upon his wilful nephew to
adopt a prudent system of living, and
preserve his capital until a faivorite op.
portunity occurred for investing it.
Ned was resolute.- Visions of
balls, operas, theiatros, fast hiorres, and
rich wife flitted~ before his excited im
TEhi sum of a tlmosaddolr , an.
peared to he inexhauistibl '. In vain Un.
ele Joe reasoned that its possession
was only equivalent to an income of
six hunidred dollars. Ned was sure of'
being wor I twenty thousand in five
years, and fifty in tell. It never oc
curred to him that filst horses and
the opera could not be supported, with
iut aitroaching upon the principal.
While they were debating the ques
tion, Torn Murdock, a cousin of Ned,
entered the oflice.
"Ah, Tom,' said Ned, "here we are,
I had pIlte foirgottrin id inform uncle
that, you too were out of business.'
"Is it, possible!' exclaimed uncle Jo.
seph; "both out of business. I hoped
yoi have not been foolish, Tom."
"No. Uncle, Tom is never foolish
--nie of your dignilied boys-proper,
and all that sort of thing,' replied Ned.
"My services were no longer re
quired. You know I only supplied
the place of another,' ldded Tom.
"You have beii three months.'
"Oi thirty dollars a month!' added
Ned, "and save money at that. Tom
will just fit your place uncle,'
"Dio you want a Clerk, uncle Jo.
sephl?' asiked Tom, meekly.
"I thought tf having another; but it
is but sumall pay.' aiswered the stock
broker, a little nettled for lie had erea.
ted the want. only to save the repuita
tion of Ned.
"I shild be very gind to enter your
service even at a snall salary. Any.
ihing is better than being out of busi
"Right, Ton, right," exclai med the
old gentlemnim. "The salary is four
hundred, and you shall have the place.'
And Tom took the place, while Ned,
instead of adopting his uncle's excel.
lent. advice, moved down two flights a
the hotel, rode out to Porter's eve
ry div, and went to the opera ev
In due time the legacy reached uncle
.Ioseph, who placed Ned in fiill posses
In another month, a large guilt
sign, hearii1 -the "aime and style'jot
a new firm-E. Murdoek & C as
tonislied the iercantile world, and
Ned wats no longer ouit if btusiness.
The digility of' the new firn-the
"Co." was merely a fliurish of tie ar
tist's pencil to give eclat to the thing
-demnided that the senior partner
should have a wifl. Fortunately for
the felicitous carrying out Ned's idea
oil this subject, things had for sever.
al months been progressing towards
Our young mereliat lid paid his
ardresses to the digiter of a mercan.
tile ian, reputed to ie wealthy, and
nlow that "he had colie to his posses
sions,' there wias no obstacle to an im
A house in a fishionable street was
procured; the cage heing ready, the
bird was caught, anl Ned foiund him
self in the full eijoymenit of life. Ned
was no niggard, mid things went
on swimmingly. Dinmier parties, and
tea parties, id evening parties foI
lowed each other in rnpid succession.
Money flowed like waiter. Notes
on three, six and nine months were
given. Ned said the -business was
bound to prspe:i-like Richlieu, in
the play, Ned said these was no such
thing as fhil.
Oiie hal f of his legacy oiily had been
invested in his business at the com-.
meemenit (If the oiperationl. Six nine
and twelve months did the rest. But
hlis hoiusekeepinug aflirs absorbed thle
ther half in less than six mnonths. II is
wi'e was f'rom a rich family. lie reas
oiied, and must be supported in state.
A t the end of those six mo~nths, whlen
the first of the notes becamae dlue, Ned
was not a little astonished to find that
ho had nothing to pay them with.
lie looked over his books to see where
thle ten thousand had gone to; it was
only dust in the balance when weigh.
ed against his business and his ihmni
Bad debts and unfortunate specula
tions stared him in the face from ev
cry page, and Ned began to he a lit
tle troubled. A consciousness that
he had beenl going toio fast, crept into
his mind. It was a disagr'eeable re
flectioh. and whecn lie went 'nomne to
dimner thlat day, lhe dodged round a
corner to avoid uncle .Joe.
In the mecantimeo, Tom had acquit
ted himself' to the entire satisfaction of
his uncle. The head clerk had left, and
lie had been installed in his place. Liv
ing within his means, indulging in no
fashionable dissipations, the future was
bright with hope.
CHIA PTEaI IV.
On morning while Ned was ponder-.
ing on the unsatisfactory state of' his
affairs, a neighbor brought him
tihe news of the failure of his wife's fa
Ned was horrified, for it must
be confess'ed that in his present emer
gency, he had based some rather ex
travagant hopes on the fhet of having
a rich fat he-in-law.
It was a heavy stroke to his phil.
>sophy. The vision of a rich wife was
auddenly and violently exploded.
A live hundred dollars roto cale
lue that day and he had been thinkuig
,f dropping into his fither-in-lak's
:ounting room about I o'clock, to
ee if he had "anythin over.
The thought of applying to unile
Joe oecurred to him: but the 'mr
Lily old gentleman was too blnntby
ialf, and would be likely to tell hiim
some homelv truths.
The day vore away with vain tle
visings of meanis to extricate him elf
frot his embarrassments. The nite
was not paid-was protested.
Thiel next day, people who bad
long suspected that Ned was tralel:
ling too fast, began to see with a
clear visionl the ttrue state.
Before 2 o'clock, Ned was in Clhn
'Ujtow's this, Ned?" asked utincloo.
seph enterin-- the counting-rooim.
"D6n't meiiona it uncle--da't
mention it, Before you say a wo1" I
will o" n that you were all right, nd
I was all wrong," replied Ned, gran.
ing in spirit.
'1I did not come to reproach on,
Ned-far from it. I gave the besi ad
vice I was capable of giving; hu as
you did not deem it advisable to fol.
low it, of course I shall not taunt 4.1ta
i vour troubles.
This was kind of uncle Joseph and
it was spoken in a k;ndly ma ner,
without the sligltest appearaniei (if
that. triminphaiit 'I knew it wou I be
so," which wise old men sone'nes
assume. It went to Ned's hcar( tar
Ned lad a heart, notwithstandingi the
little tiibles of his character.
"Why did you not come to mefor
assistance, Ned! I always meant fCll
"Fie! Ned and the old genthian
was highly flat tered by his nepiew's
"1 wich I had acce ted your ifiur'
even at a salary of fir hundrc dol
lars 4 year; I shuuld have been a great
deal better off now."
now, t' place is still open.
-Is it?" asked Ned eagerly.
"Tom is my head clerk. Of course
I could not displace him.'
"No, certainly not."
"biht ats you have a wife, I will
make the salary six hundred now.'
"Thank you, uncle; I will gladly ne
Cent he place,'
Ned did accept it. and though it
was a sad fall froni his irmer poisition;
he took his place at the desk in his
uncle's oflce as the assitzstiat (i Toin
with the best grace in the world.
It is sirprising how misbrtunes will
hlanible a man-how they will make
him accept with joy a position at
which, in the dayrof his prosperity, lie
turned ill his nose in disgust.
Mrs. Murdock was in the main, a
sensible person and made th best, of'
her altered circumstances. ''here
rooms in a retired street were ob
tained to supply the place of the fush
i(nable residence inl Tremont street,
and tle young couple went to house
keeping on a t educed .--enle.
Neil kept within his meanq this
time. The liimiliation of'his fall grad.
unily wore away, an(d he was surp- ised
to find himself munch happier tian
when they had been surrounded
by all the appliances of wealth and luix.
Ned remained three years with iun
ele Joseph, who annually increased his
salary, thus enuabling to adld the com-.
forts of life, and still keep within
A t the~ end of this period, the 01(d gen.
tleman finding himself old enough and
rich enough to retire, gave up the
business to his two nephews, who., we
are happy to record, are now doing
MonAL..-When you are out of
business, not be over-nice; and when
you htave a legacy left to you, do not
GRANDII.oQUENT.-We find in the
Thomiasville Watchman of the 21st an
article upon love, matrimony and the
loves of the sexes which is wound
up a< follows:
"Thus looking down from the altitu
dinous summmit of ardent expectation,
he hopes by fixing the gorgeous array
of his fanciful imagination, to insin
uate himself into the good graces of
the beauteous and lovely, and desires
without viewing the inlimitable regions
of unexplored doctrines, to recline
tpon a couch of mental exercitation
and quiescent meditation, and in vis.
ions of beatic happiness, slumber in
the arms of female loveliness."
It is presumed that the writer and
printer's 'ievil both fainted imme
diately after placing the period to
that sentence in, its ,proper position.
It Is said to be a bad sign to see a
man with his hat ofl' at midnight, ex
plaining the prindiples and theory
of. true dcmocra.v to a lamp pot
THE INNKEEPER AND THE SKULL.
A Story of Retribution.
I once sailed from London in the
ship Lion as a common sailor. She
was bound for India. On her deck.
just before starting, were several
groups--merchant's clerks bustling
about to deliver packets of letters
the Captain conversing with two or
three of his employers commercial ne
quaintance exchanging cent. per cent.
adieus-and eight or ten sailors, On
der the superintendence of the mate,
standing ready to h-ist anchor, when
the command should be given.
In the "nt" part of the ship stood
a fair young man, (if the middle size,
an elderly lady dressed in widow's
weeds, and two remarkably handsome
girls. The widow, reelining against a
inast, seemed overwhelned with sor
row; and every nouw and lien, with a
mother's importunity, she reiterated
hor injinetions on her son to write
oftei, and take care of his health.
The younig man, Charles Endicott.,
had taken each sister by the hand, and
wits eii(leavoring in play fiil way, though
a tear stoaod in his bright btlu eye, to
beguile them of their grief. "What's
the tuse. girls," said he, "of making
such a fuss-you know I have alwavs
plagied you to death? I should think
you'd rejoice to be rid of in. Ilow.
ever, I-I shall sootn reurn as rich as
Crress-and-then, my pretty Bess,"
giving his youngest sister an aflection.
ate kiss, "you shall come and be house.
keeper for your old hachelor brother."
Here t e summ11iions 41f the bell inter.
rupted the conference, and those who
were not passengers began to leave the
vessel. Charles threw himself into
his mother's arms,, and wept out a
farewell; embraced each sister; saw
them all leave the ship in the boat,
and reach the landiig place; waved
his handkerchief to them all till their
beloved forms vanished in the distance;
and then reclining over the tafferel,
gave himself up to melancholy reflee.
tins, tinctured with a slight glow of
ceived remittances of money and pres
ents from her son. 11 s letters uni.
formialt Ointained accounts of his good
health and inefeasing prosperity. At
length a letter was received, in which
Charles stated, that having settled all
his father's alTairs, and enriched him
self to his reasonable expectations,
having reduced his wealth to as coni
pact a fori as possible, lie was about
to return to his native couinitry; and as
It good opportunity oflered, lie was go.
inig overland to the Mediterranean, and
thence by water holme. Once more
did the mother hear from the son', and
then years and years rolled away and
no tidings of him caine. Inquiry Nas
made for him in almost every port in
the Mediterranean, and in various pla
eces along the coast of England, bitt all
in vain. At one time it swas stated
that ani E glishman, apparently from
the Indies, aid answering, in many res
pects, to the deseription given of Mr.
E., had landed at. Dover, faomn France;
but; owing to the multitude of travel
lers who disembarked daily and al
most hourly at that port, all attempts
to trace this person further proved
friitless. The Poor mother, sickening
Sunder disappointment, soon died, and
all hope of seeing their brother again
was given tip b~y the sisters, though
their anxiety to know wihat had been
his fate wvas intense.
It was about six years after the re
ception of the mother's last letter-, that
a gentleman and lady, seated in a
barouche, slowly appronached towards
thme obscure village of N-. The
lady was Charles, elder sister, and the
gentlernan, Mr. K., her husband. It
ap~peared they had been conversing on
some sad topic, for the lady's eyes
were wet with tears, and they both
seemed absorped in nielancholy
thought. Th'leir reveries wvere at length
interrupted lby their approaching the
brow of a hill which overlooked the
village, The prospect from the place
was beautiful. Directly before thenm
the road descended a considerable de
clivity, and shadowed . by graceful
elms, stretched before thema for sever
al miles. To their left. about the base
of the hill, a beautiful broad basin of
transparent water lay expanded. The
shores, gracefully curved, were cover.
ed on the one side with verdant forest
trees, scattered here and there with
white cottages, and terminated on the
opposite side by broken aiid precipi.
tous ledges of rocks, beyond which an
uneven and stony country could be
seen. To the right the prospect was
limited by a ridge of dark blue hills,
whose bold outlinie gave an air of un
usual majesty to tihe landscape..- Di
rectly before them, at abtmt a mile's
distance,- deeply embbaed sn~ the
anuciejit trees, could he discerne the
village inW, and, nearly opposite to It,
the chur-ch. The hamlet appear-ed- tp
be in a state of decty; f'r the few
housos that cold ba een hia, S .. ,
tiquated and ruinous look about them;
and excepting a few cows grating in a
distant pasture, there was not the least
sign of anination. The beauty of the
scencry seemed to revive the spirits of
our travellers, and they drove on to
the inn with most cheerful countenan
it was late in the afternoon when
they arrive(d there. Mr. K. ma-e pre
parations for staying the night. It
was now about the middid ot June.
The sun was jist setting behind a mass
of purple and golden clouds, when Mr.
K., in order to gratify a nylanchily
turn of mind, walked forth nlone to
read the epitaphs in the church yard.
After wandering about fir some time
-it would seen miraculously guided
thither-he at length approached a
spot where an aged sexton was busily
engaged in digging a grave. "Be care
ful, my friend," said Mr. K., on ob
serving that the grave-digger had
thrown out a skull. "be carefal. - Do
you observe that you are disturbing
"Nobody's feelings will be hnrt in
this case," replied the old uan.
"Thit," indicating it by a nod, "is the
skull ofa pior traveller, who died at
Ezra Saunders, inn more than five
years ago. lIe came to the iln about
lusk, ate a hearty supper, and went
to bed. De was found dead next
morning, and the doctors said he died
inl a fit."
"Who was lie?" anxiously inquired
"Nobody knows," was the reply.
"I :tler his name, nor has anybody
inquired after hin."
Mr. K. was at that moment atter
tively oibserviing the skull, when slda
denly lie perceived that it began to
rock to and fro. Mntik surprised, he
seized it to ascertain the cause, and
fiund that a toad had Judged within it:
In attempting to thrust the creature
out, his finger encountered a nail, and
lie fbund, on further examination, that
it had been driven in at the back part
of the head.
"What sort of a man'' exclaimed
M1 -I A~
"An honest, thrifty' man. replied
the grave-digger. "IIe bought a large
fUa some years ago, and all the neigh
bors wo .dered bow he managed to get
so rich. lie is a very sociable man,
and visitors frequently go to see him,
tW eat his fruit, and hear his stories."
Here was enough to strengthen our
traveller's suspicions, ar.d saying lie
had a taste for anatomy lie requested
permission to keep the skull. What
were his emotions on leaving the
groundi Could it tie that lie had found
the grave of his long sought brother-in
law? Could it be the unfortunate man
had git within a day's ride ofhone, and
had then obscurely perished by the
hand 6f a murderer? Almost craiy
with the thought, he hurried to th
house of the village .iustice; and la:
ing stated his stspiedhns, the Squire
agreed to accom'pany him io the hikise
of the fo-merlandlord of the inn.
Shey saw Saunders seated at ia table
with several merry companions, Who
were so busy in discussing their bran
dy and singing songs, that they scarce
ly observed the entran'ee of Mr; K.
and the justice. But the host arbse;
and having bade them wvelcome, made
them seat themselves at the table, and
though he tried very herd t6astain a
convers-,tiotr, it was evident that their
look occasioned him great uneasiness.
Saunders was a stout, thick set man,
with a jealous, yet sensual grey eye;
that peeped-suspicously a~t his guests
from tunder it-s shaggy bro*:
A person of little discrirninatiorr
would have pronounced him a gobd
natured. honiest fellow, who' eared
more for his bottle than his porrne; but
a close observer would have seen in
his furrowed forehead, an uneasy, sus
picious eye, indications of an avari
cious dispositiorr and a guilty con
Not to alarm his fears unnecessari
ly, his guests touched upon various
topics, and at length Mr. K. observed
to his host that he appeared to be pros.
"I amr, indeed,", was the reply.
Providence has blessed mue ini all m
"Providence blessed yeul1' said the
Squire, suddenly holding .up the skull
before him.' "Has not the spirit of
darkness helped you? Look at this
Hleaven's lightening could not have
had a mere instantaneous effect on then
arch fiend himself, than thi se few
words had on the guilty man., Cover.
ing his fate with his han~ds; he fell
backwards into his chair. There he
sat, hour after hour, and nio entreaties
could indmce him to loolk up of' to re
ply to an~y Ihteriogaores that were
put . to; .himxn; At leng~b, suddlenly
startlhg up, he exvlaimed,39"wpn my..
self a matrderer!- I will telj $1!"y
"The traveller was younsMr.EndiL
cott. Ah- wret'h .tla s;hi. kQw,
saved mj llttl6 daughter's life! fIe
came to my house about dusk, on
horseack, and withont any attendant.
Though rnuOr tonned and altered in
other respects, I immediately knew
him. During the evening, lie w as con
stantly asking ine questions about his
mother and sisters, aid sliapping hii
portmantefi, he said they wonld soon
be ribhagai. Thinking me the same
honest, gOba-natured fellow as former.
ly, lie even went so far as to oben hid
portmanteau, and displayed several
inimensely valuable jewels. 'My-av
arice was tempted. Foigetting all
the benefits I fkid forrrerty 'tebived At.
his hands, unmindful of the grief of
his mother and sisters, thinking solelf
of my own gratification, I mingled d
soporifie portion with his wine, and
aboult midniight stole into his chamber
with the impletfents, of death in my
hands. On approaching his bed-side
I found him in a sound 9l6p His
lips moved, and faintly murnmured
mother!' I alinostirelented; b'ut what
can soften the heart (if avarie ?
turned him over; and drove tifenaI
deep-deep into his head. laving
done the deed, it seemed as if the Eif
One inspired me with couage I
plundered the portmanteau of the jew
els, leaving a few valudile articles be"
hind to prevent suspicion.
"I then destrdyed all papers that
would lead to the discovery of hit
nai'e; then having carefully disposed
of the hair over the nail's head, left
him as if fie had died in a fit. My
Wife and family were at the time on '
visit to a distant relative's, and no
one knew him but mfself. A jury of
inquest was held on his body, and he
was 11urried without the slightest sus.
piooi fallirg n me. I have prosper;
ed onmy ill gotten spoils, six years;
but now letjustice have its course.'s
How m'fyterinds ard the workings
af Prbvidence! Had it not been fut
the little ieptile which er-t intohis
decayed sknl, the fat6 Of t]e unfortu.
nate Endi6btt rnight. have remained
foreir A infstbiy.
The hard-hedrted, tvaritcious wretch,
wTo kius p d thehqpes fA lam
0 douo s d u
the deceased. But whAt was thii
wps an agrivation of their miser.
Their b'rother-had sa'rificed the endear.
menits of home, and undergone severe
hardshipa; had toiled in a foreigi land,
all for their sake, and then, just as he
lads Mibout io pbur his treasures into
their laps; *hen he had almost reached
the paretail threshold, he was oh.
sa6re'ef idurdred. The sister's wis
was gratified; b'ut oh! how gratified?
The bones of the ill-fated youth we
carefully collected, and dep'osited in
the ftmity t6bb; and thangh his fr* nda
could see his suni free fio' mhr. et
his mem'ory *as etshrined in their
A TOUCiIN(a ScEE-A heatiful
hifitnt had heed taught to .a, aid it
couLld say little else. "God will take
car6 bf baby." It was seized withisje.
iYess'; at a titte when bth paients were
just recoverin'g froni a dangerous ill.
ness. very day it grew worse, and
at last was given up to die. Almost
agonized, the mother hbgged t6 be
carried into tle? room of her darling,
to give it one last embrae. Both par
ents suceeded in reaching the apart.
rheat, just as it wdsa thought the bab'y
had breathed its last. 'The .mother
wept aloazd, when once more the little
creature opened its eyeq, looked los
inglf up in her face; s'nilled, mofed its'
lips, and in a fait voice said, "God
wvill take care of. baby." Sweet on
soling word m!' they had hardly eased
when the infant spirit was in heaven.
A GOOD MAN'S Wa.-r fl1o'on
fess to you that I would rath Jwhen'
I am laid in my grave, som'e W ihis
manhood should stand ove andj
say-'There lies one whlo ' rent
friend mo .me, aied privateIN-ardged
me of the dangers of the young) np oad
knew It,' but headd n'6 i the tirWe'
of zyeed. lowe *hat I a'm' to him'.'
Or I would rather have seme wd
with choking . utteranced telling -hem
children 'There is your friepd and
miie. ~e .visited mae in ray affiction.
alnd found you my scn, ar~ lyyr, -
and you mny daughter, abjhomw
in a vimituous fanuiy. I a&yl ould
grave, than to heaveert
udost beautiful sculptured . mmnt
of' ParisIan or Itahan marble The
heart's broken otterance of rdfiectkWdae .
of past kindness, and fie tears of grate
ful memory shed- mpoi. the grave, are
more valuable, 1W nvy stmatiemr than
the tobt cestly cenotapb vrreared.
Flour which- s tye IB t conid
be bught for fi --. Iind rain
dollars, nlow e el y1i~ eltght seml eight
sud a half dollars per bb6 The st la
'jisald tq ha umazsnalt lr..a Ip.Qu.2