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ihtifrj - ? -.'. f C. A. PIERCE St. CO., r. . VrHit. of a r m a.s v mi :mr. "J j miw, l uM 0 .., tw r li "- w ..?-4 I v I -T Alt !.- -. w r "Give X ligtL" r I Ar f.J J I i MA f t i f It m ( If,,! 1. lfe..rr ! Tt 'ft W i rrj '". lit trp k unituM , A -- -Jt4att lii M. r, P Oii tl tp, .n-t pirtMt, 0 t M UbMsfS r. Mr-.,H f4 '4 til, H cut J .k-.ti iU, f rvn ih t rtmr luin l rlar I flf bf!tlsT, ltan from all fr '.tI lijir. B,'-r U Ckk U do furio'in ita i, l-ut lL ju(?Tiiut Lirh await .ULmtul ot ma. jx-ak in rimnJUn ff eTT one i in Lru ty lrth, cvu tbougb te I vlicrrj ami Kh1 tL. tfhiiuu i lut ftnctluT word fr tho j otirutn(f U lit iti. acting m nj'int o.' lo? U)Hr l and lo rd turn. patnrr rnal jr only Li-n we ;it nwcimanr, but tomtom pi the ii of jmrty t th waut of (tnjKr livn. 'e htni give an i ic ivi, lnn r v, q'litlly and wifljuiit l'sitatiitti, thcrt in ' Ktaai in a benefit that la to tbe fuit r. f yu !iiro tho ccuimon pomlo to t jiiii a goDtlciuan, you hlioiiM toarla tUoiu. vi p the babit of U-itirfspt'ctfJ, I do nt atU inj't to lw more mkumiik l nprf t l!o thiitj ia riiDhiutt lit with vrt bt rvntiou of ri-aowt. I ariKWcr for it, the onpvr you A the HiMo, tbo tnoro you w ill like it I tbo more vou trt t into tbe mnnt of tbe mora you get into tbo spirit of rmL ilatli any wronged thee T Iks brav ly eticKi; ftligut it, and tbe work a be- n; lrjfirfl it, and tm bniKhoti. Horn ow biniM'lf, tbaf u not alwve ao in- b t. Uuart?. 'I wir.b I could mind (iod as my lit dog minda mo," aaid a littlo lioy fook ; thonghtfuljr rjfion his nbaggy ind; "ba always lo(s no jilcoFtd to nd, and I don't" fiord lbw'on tpautifullT eald; "If a v.n tx trracious tinto etrantroin, u w he is a citizen of tbo world, and i heart is no island cut off from cthor dn, but a continent that joins them." If roil would add a luster to all your cotujuMtUiutuuL attidr a modest Ik;- vior. To nod in anything i ahiablt ia cat, but to bo alcove conceit on ao unt of one a accomplusniuent is eater. To le angry about trifles is mean and .Idiab, to rage and be fnriona is brut i, and to maintain peretual wrath is in to the practice and temper of devils .t to prevent or suppress rising re- Qtment is wiso and glorious, ia manly id divine. , Wlubi ten men wait for chances, one an makes chances, and whilo ten wait r something to turn up, one turns mething up; so, while ten fail, one creeds, and is called a man of luck or voritc of fortune. There is no luck i iiltiek. and foil una moist favors oj who are indifferent to fortune. Si san i OrcaiTtos roB Cosi mption. A friend who ( Is a deep interest in e subject, has Landed us an account, ken from lb 1 aineaviila (Ubio) jrw aA of a novel and aeemingly imprac .abl surgical oTK-ration, lint of rebev- g a patient suffering from tubicol cou- vuiption, by cutting directly into tbe wvr part of th luug, and relieving tbe sccmi bv iiiKcihug a tut. Ibis ap irt nt hazardous operation, it isstaUMl, as performed by hurgeou Cit-in ral It. , W'aleiiTt, nf WiftcoiiMii, upon Mr. unps II. I'aina of I'aiuesvil'e, n.id was tfadol with graifyiug howo We AiM'l tbo fall juing pin t.oti of ha ac- Hfit: Tbe a!xkw wm ia tba loft lun, lnt , io wm no mu f.wrj indication tf iu ex t position ; tit i of course, iucre.ued . difficulty of tbi ojKratian. Vu pining was find, uadti Utwcta tbe ih aud w;eiith ribs, iu front, sad ith no aatiifjctory rtsult, another Was umediaUlv msjti ia tbe sitle betweo :i eighth and tantb ribs, and with rupb t kuc.N kv A tuba was insetted .nugh which matter fl.jed freely. Mr. raitic'a ftuigb, which had been vM dlstreshin , waae.J entirely ith i thirty-Eve inamU-s after the opera 01, which was jierf.niid oa the 1 4th f NovtmWr l.vJ; be has not coughed .nee. He now has an cicHlent apc ,',, sloejM well, weighs on hundred ad forty -fir pounds, wslks without i.licuHr, and aavs h thinks l.e could zm!t walk ten ta.ha a day. There ha c-o no diach&rg from the tube fori ,ors man a r .nm, ana toe tuo in vt dropped out In a word, Mr. 'sine cIm! Liraw-.f a wU man, and ?Jk of oon going to Milwaukee, not reeks, bttt of ebteruur into active! - g m 3 " Ua n. 1 "Wiibiaafcw days tsr own distin- 1 . . . . 1 . . 1 1 !iuA by that Bot saoceWal pract. bra.hh from oc foot to ten ; but all .oner. Dr. lira a a, peif-o-med tbo sauiei sli-piu downwards at a considerable prxraljon upoa tH right lung of Mr. angle, so as to make tbe fooling rather I. If. C dry. of i'crry. At tli Line; precarious. The cliffs gradoally iu f tbe oppoiatiua Mr. Cowdry was try i cresow l in height until the lowest, which xble; Uitg al4 toi:t up but part of: tnt right down for 100 feet into the he dy, aiid suffering from a coiistatit, Atlantic Ocean. wtirh. Alfadf the coagh U gradaaJJy j WLile taking a harried cast through Um;nkhing aad there ts every preaptx-t! a ung broken gTound, we met a l:U2e -f an etu rest.-ratioa u henJtb. i Ikv her dine cattle, lit could not apc&k Ha uot Dr. Wakiott oj-nNl the door! 4 btjie U tl CLi.un.jt,! J'-mAi. e. V f .1 M K N't MltKH VII I II. f KTOTISO A MtTBXESHE. a tniU-io rrfai. J In the year 14 I was Lvibgin a r tired bttle abating lo-lge ou the wct i co it of Ireiatid AlTOt a mouth pre j vioos to the time of which I write, a 5 gibtkmaa hvl be n ahot da at his loan fate in Tipp rary. Even body I knew that tie murderer wa lurking a niwbere in niv neighUtrhwl, in hope of olftaining a pa to America. An Ubuaally largs rew ard hatl bwn offerel fur lit apj Ttheimon, and tbo tulice were at-ounng thi country, night and, day, in every direction. One fine fnrn im r evening I had returned from a long day's fibbing in the I ay, and wn smok ing a farewell pij-o for the night, when , I beard the tramp of hor ses' feet on the ; gravel ouUide, followe.1 by a ring -t tlie j Icll. It w as with no ma!l delight that I recgnixed th well-known tuic f! Frank Ibitb r. a constabuhiry ollicer.ruid one of my oldest friends, When we had s.en tbe borne put up ; SasplenilKl liiiuier, Hiiicu jiiki rarncu his iuajter newly sixty miles that day), and sat down to aup'XT, I noticed Frank bwked more tired and careworn than I hud M-eti him before. It was Hot long until the cause came ont "Yon have heard of this murder, of course, Hurry," he said; "that is what brought mu over bi night; itoccurted in my dihtrkt, aid the geiitlenmn wu an intiiiiato fii inL I would have dined w ith hi in that day, but was called sud denly on duty, and m v.t an apology at the hixt moment I was told since that bo walked down to tbo'aveuue gate to meet mo. His hand was upon the latch when tbe villain firhd from behind a tree, and be did not bring bis life to the j ground. You know this country well?" he added abrutly. "tJo well that if the fellow is K ing ont any where wiibhi five miles, I think I could undertake to put Vou on bis trek.' Frank sprung from his chair aud walked hurriedly through the room. "I would give my right arm to be face to face with him Harry. If you bad seen KKr 's wife; her weary hope less face has been haunting me ever since I can never rest till tbo murderer is taken, and I have cctain information that he is lying out somewhere. Every bouse has been searched over and over ngiiiu, but I cannot think of bringing you into the business. One victim is enough. If it were kuown, you would bo a marked man." "Make your mind easy on that score, Frank; not one the fellows here will touch a hair of my head esptcialy in a strangers' quarreL My life ia in most of their leases, and the heir at law is 'not such a favorite that they would shoot me to bring him in. Now for business. I will get the map and trace the plan of our campaign." Our task was not such a difficult one after all; the ground to bo reached was limited and tolerably open, consisting chiefly of bog, mountain and shore, with every foot of which I was acquainted. I pointed out to Frank each day's work on the map; and without assistance, and hunting in couples, three days would be amply sufficient to beat it all. I had a brace of voting setters in train ing at the time, and to prevent suspicion it was agreed wo should go out as if dog breaking was our only object; accord ingly, early the following morning" well provided with the et ceteras for such work, we sbirted on our first day's hunt It proved a blank; but the second day showed us that our game w as on foot, and not fat off. Iu a little wool we came upon some artfully concealed chairs, which were evidently lately oc cupied, aud in one of them i picked up an old pistol flint that had been throw u away and replaced, as there was some paper lying beside it, from which a small piece bad been torn, as if to cover a new one. We tracked footsteps for a considerable distance from it until they were lost in a heathery log, aud dark ness coming on, wo were forced to give np the search. I don't think either of us slept much that night When I went to Frank's room in the morning he was already dressed. "Oi.e word, Ibu ry," he said, "before we go. This mau is armed to the teeth and swears that he w ill not be taken alive. Then.- fellows seldom die game wlun r.m to the earth., but he can not le worse off, aud may keep his word. Promise me if there is any fighting, you will act a. a re-eive auJ leave me to deal with him alone. I did prnu.se, with some mental res ervation, und wo started. There was a long d.y's work before us: all the likely places we bad cotue across in our pre vious search bad to le visited, some of tbein miles ajMi.it. Frank's senses seem ed preternalui ally sharpened. No trace, however slight, eacd his notice. A red Indian could scarcely have displayed more sagacity in following up his ene tuv'i traiL It was then, for the first time, that I learned how exciting a man cunt become under certain circum stances. Toward evening we reached a moun tain our last hope. There was only one face of it, over the sea, where a man would be likely to concyd himself. That snie w as coibpocj.oi b iiuiuoht 01 per- tvendicular cblfs, separated from aeu . 1 t . . . . . ' ... 1 Ijisub, but we man aired to aaoc-rtsm that a stranger had given Liia a p3uy tii d.ty btfore to run down tl LiiJ for MANCHESTER. YT.. TUESDAY MOUNIN hk'Ut-d turf : when lie returned, the man was cn. and he bad not seen him ! SlliCC j The acent was gettiiig hot, and our spirits ros as we commenced on the sea nd? of the mountain. There were caves in several of the platforms, and these we ; agmnl to s-arcli together. They were j very narrow, .scarcely aUni!t;rjg one j-er- j son alrtiutt; and it was nervous wr t ling our w ay on ard, not know ing '. the moment w hen the darkness would le illnminated by the flash of a pistol,! which must have proved the death for' the one or tbe other. 1- rank always in sisted ou going first, snd omitted uopre csfution in examining the outside care fully for tracks and sending the dogs forward. Tbe latter, however, were so tired after three day's continuous work as to be of little use. We had reached the last shelf but one and as it contained no caves, aud was nearly all visible from the platform im mediately above, which bad just been reached, I was about to pass on to the lower one, just over the sea, when a mark in the fresh eartli scraped from a rabbit hole across the path, attracted my at tention, and, on closer view, I discover ed the traces of a man's foot Frank was by my side in a few seconds, and dow n ou his knees examining the track. There was no mistake about it; there it was, plainly visible, leading inward, and no signs of returning. Some one was there ; whether the man we were iu search of or not, remained to be seen. Frank rose from his knees and drew a long breath. "Any outlet from this ?" he asked. "None whatever. It ftops suddenly about one hundred yards further on. The rock above- and below is thirty feet high, and as smooth as marble. Now that I remember, there is a large stone just where a man might lie. If ho were anywhere else i must have seen turn from the upper end. We walked on, silently and cautious, for some distance until we reached a projecting rock. I touched Frank. "When we turn the comer we will be within ten rods of the end." lie made no reply but put his gun un der his arm and sauntered carelessly around. As he did so I saw him stop suddenly and draw himself up to his full height btauding alongside, I could see the figure of a man crouching like a wild beast, behind the stone; his head was just visible above it, and the long barrel of a cavalry pistol was pointed directly at us. The dogs now sprang forward and commenced baying furiously. The man was the first to speak. "Call off your dogs," he shoutod, "av ytr care for them." "Let the doga alone, Ryan," said Friink coolly "1 warrant for you for the jnurder of Captain -. Fut your pistol down and come forward." The fellow gave a savage laugh. "Come a step nearer, Butler, and see if your w arrant can stop a ball 1" Frank's eyes flashed at the threat, but restraining himself, he drew buck to the shelter of the angle. "We must give the fellow time to think, Harry. If we rush "at him now, he is sure to knock one or the other of us over, and I don't like shooting him, if it can be helped." "Had you not better go for some of your fellows ? I will keep guard until your return." "No dead or alive, I shall not leave this place without him 1" Ile stepped back a few paces and scanned the rock above attentively. "Do you see that holly bush light over him, Harry ? Could you ct into that without being seen ?" "Easily, but w hat good could I do there ?" "Leave that to me, old fellow; his flank will be turned, at all events, and you will have him under your gun. l)on't fire till you see mo down; then use your own discretion." ith some reluctance I consented to go round. Taking off my shoes, I crept cautiously down and peered over. 1 had scarcely done so when Frank step ped out again with his watch in his band. He spoke low, but every word fuli on my ear distinctly. "I shall give you five minutes. Ityan if you don't throw djw nyour arms then and come out, expect no mercy, for you will get none. 1 il shoot you as I would a mail dog." "Then say your prayers in the mean time," said the rufliau, jeeringly; "you'll want them if you lift that gun to your shoulder." The live minutes that ensued were the longest I ever spent iu my life. It was a glorious hummer evening. The sun w as going down, throwing a flood of light ou the ocean far below -and the w hite wings of the sea gulls as they flit ted in and out from their nests in the cliff. The rabbits were at play on the slot, and a colony of coughs were j w heeling and screaming over my heath Isut for tbe crouchmii and blood-stain- Jed figure beneath, alt would have look ed peaceful and Lappy. I tried to keep counting the seconds by the beating of my own heart which was plainly audi ble; but every trifling incident waa sof , ficient to distract my attentiou. There was a great black snake crawling to ward a stone and I ttegan to Meculat whether be would reach it before tbe time w as up. Then a wren, whose neat w as ia the bush, perched near me and i commenced chatttriug and swearing in ;my fare; until a hawk came gliding round and the Lttla fellow with a cry of terror disappeared ia tbe grass. ! Several time he examined the lock of his pistol, and tried to find a place in the rock whi h would afford more shel ter. Once 1 thought he w as going to sjx-ak. but the word seemed to choke him. Then crossing himself devoutly, and Laving arranged the w eapon appar ently to his sat is faction, he lay sullenly biding his time. Would the five loiuule never pass t Frsuk Mill stood directly iu front watch in band, and the gun under his arm. -He bad lit a cigar, and w as lounging lazily buck against the cliff- (V...l um In, nnru jarftd. I tnf-w bim too well to doubt .that he would besi titc for a moment in going or firing, as he had promised. At the timo be was giving liia antagonist fearful odds. -' Then only I began to realize the part I had to play. It ws-i fortunately Ujo plain. The man must be disabled be fore he commits another murder. That could only be dune by shooting him down. In a fair fight I would not I think, have hesitated; but my blood ran cold at the idi a now. Tot what must I do ? There was no other w ay to save my friend's life, and Ood help mo, it must be done. I nerved myself up to fire at all risks the instant I saw the ciurderer put his finger on tbo trigger of his pistol, aud had just brought my gun to bear when Frank's voice rang out loud and clear. "Your time has come, look up !" Involuntary he did so and I caught his eye, a spa.sni of mortal fear passed across his features. He made an effort to raise his pistol, but a wire catridge from Frank's gun ou the cliff behind him passed within an inch of his head. The weapon dropped from bis hand; in three bounds my friend had him in his clutch, dragged him over the rock, and the struggle begun. It was short, buf from the nature of the ground a fearful one. A careless step wo lid have Kent both over, the precipice to the .sholf below and from there a hundred fectdown into the At lantic Ocean. I'.uth' were strong pow erful men; in weight the murderer was greatly superior; but in science and activity there were few able to cope with Frank. The murderer struggled hard for an inside place, and succeeded in getting a kind of cleft in thorock, which gavo him a slight advantage. It was only mo mentary. Frank tore him from it with a pull that brought Borne loose stones crashing down, and with the shock they went reeling and staggering to the very edge of the cliff. I could stand it no longer; there was a long chock cork which I had brought for my dogs, in my pocket; fastening it to a bush, I lowered myself down. As I touched the ground ho succeded in drawing a knife. Frank parried the thrust, and disengaging his left arm struck him heavily ftvice. Tho man dropped on his kneeaand began to beg for mercy. I rushed'1 forward with a vague feeling of terror. As I came tip the unfortunate wrettU cried out "Save me, for God's sake, sir J He8 going to throw me over 1", I looked at Frank's face 1 there was an expression there I never saw before, and would not like to see again. "Let him go, Frank," I shouted, "that's the hangman's work not yours." He did not hear me; grasping the fel low with both hands, he swung himself half around, and flung him off with all his strength. It was well the coat he wore was made of the strongest frieze; as it was we were nearly going over to gether I laid him on his back where he remained without strength or motion. Frank glared at him for a few seconds in silence, and then took my hand and said slowly: "You are a good fellow, Harry, and I than you. I didn't know what I was doing." He turned away with a shudder, while I poured out some brandy from a flask, and threw it in the murderer's face. He recovered after some tinie and sat Cp, staring wildly round and trembling all over, l never saw a wretch so completely subdued. He clung to me for protection, and became as abject and cringing as he had been insolent before. We waited until dusk, and then brought him to the police bar- racKs. jJeiore sunrise tuo next morn ing be waa twenty miles ou his way from whence he came. At the next as sizes be was tried and convicted. The judge was merenul and gave him "a long oay. in the meantime lever broke out in jail, and he was one of the nrst victims, i he last words he utter ed were, "Don't throw me over 1" Let us hope his pray, r was granted. The Largest Store in the World. The wholesale dry goods store of II. B. ClafLn Si Co., ;s aid to be the lar gest establishment of its kind in the world. There is no better place in the United States for strangers to visit if they would ob'ain a correct idea of wav New Y'oik merchants do business, and the vast amount which some of them transact Nothing but actual see sng will convince even an American for when the story is told it aounds too large for truth. Englishmen proverbi ally declare that they cannot compre- beud America, nor understand her cm ztn.8. The gentleman who purchases tbe hosiery lor 11. 15. Claflm & Co., re lates some curious experiences to which be waa a party while in l.ngland, ma king purchases for this house. Going up to London, he went into the oldest and largest hosiery establihhmeift in the city. After buying what seemed to the Englishmsu an enormous stock of goods, he was invited to the merchant mansion to dinner. The English mer chant thought so much of hi store, which he acpjiosed was the largest and finest in creation, that he bad a model of it executed, and put under a glass case in bis dining room. "Well," said tie Englishman, T aup poso yon have some fine place in America ? "We think ao," replied the American looking at the iiKdel. "New Xork must be quite a city. Wt, G. AUGUST 6. 1867. on this side of tbe sitter think Ijondon t is something of a U wn," rubbing his hands with delight, and smiling to los wifo who sat opposite biiu. The American nodded assent, and the happy Englishman continued; "We think so much of our store," ho said, "that I hail a model of it execu ted, and placed it in my house, so that T pfin hc it anv time. It is tbe finest store in all Ijondon. How does it com-! pare with Mr. Clafliu'a J" The American quietly looked at the model, and replied, "I think it is about half as hu ge as his." This waa the last feather for the proud Englishman's back, aud he burst out excitedly with: "Yon are the strangest people on the face of the earth I cannot Comprehend you at all 1 We don't understand the Americans 1" Tbe story was too large for the En glishman and ho couldn t believe it any more thau ho could tbe statement that iu Chicago whole blocks of houses were moved at a time. SIZE Or TH STOKE. Ill speaking of Mr. Claflin's store, it will only be possible to mention a few general features. Tho nousc has a frontage on West Broadway of eighty feet, the same ou Church street and on Worth street it ia three hundred and seventy-five feet long, and seven stories high, commencing with the sub-cellar. This is the main building; another building, which covers two lots of ground, and is used mostly for offices, connects with the main building by two iron bridges, und in the court we find a packing room one story high, with an arched glass roof, two huudrd and seventy five foot long, by some twenty or thirty feet w ido. Tho sub-w liar ex tends under the sidewalks, and is one bundled feet long all in one room. This is the immense houso which ex cited tho Englishman, which is stuffed full of boxes aud bales of goods from top to bottom, which does an annual business of almost one hundtcd mil lions of dollars! THE OEXKRAL OFFICES. ' What is known as the new building it having been erected about a year and a half ago contains the general offices, and these are much more exten sive than one would imagine. Here is tho post office, where letters by the bushel are received and sent Mr. Claf lin has a post master of his own, whose sole business it is to look after tho mail The post office sometimes costs eleven thousand dollars a month, and a clerk has to help transact the business. There is a telegraph office, through w hich di rect communication' can be bud w ith Europe.or any part of the United States. An attorney is all tho time employ ed to look after the iiUKettld accounts and the legal part of the business. His office is near the pobt office, and is quite as large and elegant as the offices of many down town lawyers. The general business office, or book keeper's rooms, contains desks for eigh ty clerks. Here may bo seen Mr. H. B. Claflin, and his partner, Mr. Bancroft Mr. Claflin is a man of about fifty years of age; he has a pleasant, full face, thin hair, slightly gray, a mild eye, and pleas ant manner. He lives in Brooklyn, at tends H. W. Bcecher'u church, and spends most of his time looking after his extensive business. He has a gen eral oversight of the whole concern, and does a great deal of purchasing for the qouse. The general business office is thronged with . people, t,and with the eighty clerks looks more like one of Eastman 's business colleges thau any thing else. Opening out of the general office is large double vault, each ol which will hold tilty men. These are used for the important papers and books of the house. THE OA8 WOKKS. One man has nothing to do but to look after the gas works of the estab lishment, five of the largest sized gas meters being required to supply the house. Speaking oi gas, Mr. Claflin is about to introduce ait improvement which it would bo well for other mer chants in this city to mutate. When a fire occurs, lika tne burning of Chitten den's store, for instance, tbe flumes are all the white led w ith au immense stream of gas w inch rubhes into the building at a tearful rale. If theiu was some way of chutting this off from the main pipe which supplies the building, ono great help towards extinguishing the lire would bo found. Mr. Cluthn is about to cut through the sidewalk, wherever a gas pipe comes, and have a cut off put in, which cau be operated from the street, us well from the inside of the building. The greatest precaution is everywhere taken against fire, buckets full of water standing on the staircases, while large iron tanks of the same are to be found iu the upper stories. vumbee or cleux's. Between five and six hundred clerk are employed in this store. Among these are lawyers, doctors, judge advo cates, scientific and military men. All the oflicers of a regiment, from the col onel down to the drummer boy can be found here, and if their services should ever again be needed, they stand ready to answer their country's coil. crjBToxjLug' ornci ooom. One large room is fitted up especially for the use of customer. It contain fifty desk, each in an enclosure by it self, fenced off by an iron railing, and neatly carpeted. Every btate, and near ly every large city in the Union, from Boston to Galveston, ha it represen tative at this office. Large btudnc firms t-inploy agent to purchase goods for them, and these agents reside most of the time in this city. Tho who buy largely of Mr. Claflin make their head quarter at Lia store, receive their let ter through his pott office, and occupy one of the deal in hi oihce. The room i 4 T k X M f i is hat'd iu the centre by steam. Ijtvh desk is marked with the city it owner represent. We saw "New Oihsun, Augusta, Mobile.Oalrt -ston, rrivideuec, bt Louis, l'ltthburg, -Ac." a t.A4.it r-umtwT. Not many months ago a steamer ar rived at this pert, having on Itoard over half a miilioti of dollars in gold, con suiied to Mr. H. B. Claflin. He sent one of his confidential clerk to bring it up to the house. An express wagon was called for, and taking a boy, off the clerk went to the steamer. "Now, re member " he said to the boy. "all you have got to do ia to mind your horse. If any one touches him or attempt to stop bim, do you pay no attention to him, and 111 blow bis brains out 1" The ' money was brought safely to tho store, aud rolled into the vault in tho cellar. STOCK ROOMS. Tho tw o opjcr floor of tho new build ing on Thomas street are filled with boxes and bale of imported goods, which have not yet been opened. It i impossible to render any idea of their value or the amount on hand. A largo room is tilled with stationery, and hun dreds of pigeon-holes in cases stuffed with letters placed on file. THE BALKS-KlXiMS. These are iu the main building, and extend tho whole length of it There are six rooms, each three hundred and seventy-five feet long by sixty iu width, the ceiling supported by two row of iron columns, thirty-two pillar in a row, or sixty-four in each room. There are r.o other rooms in the city of New York of equal size, and it may be doubt ed if they can be found iu uny nhop iu tho world. Eacu end ot these rooms is ighty-five feet wide, for a distance of fatty feet, this corresponding to tne width of the store on West Broadway and Church street. The upper floor is tilled w ith boxes and bales piled up as thick as they can 1k stowed away iu the loom, from top to lsjttom. 'These are all filled with goods, and constitute a part of the stock on hand. Five steam elevators are used to take the goods from the street to the various floors.aud one elevator is for the exclusive use of passengers. To run these, six metro politan steam engine are required, and below the pavement iu the court bo low are to be found the largo boiler rooms, coal vaults, &c. TUK SHOE STORE. The sixth floor from the ground, or tho second one from the top, is entirely devoted to tho sale of boot s and shoes. The boxes are arranged in avenues aud streets up and down tho centre of the room, the principal avenue being know n among the clerks a Fifth avenue. Some days a many as five hundred cases of shoes are brought into this room, and one custouier has been known to buy one hundred and fifty cases at a time. About one million and a half of dollars worth of shoes were sold last year, and yet this was but as a drop in the buck et, it being but two per cent of tbe whole Bales of the house. It is claimed that tho shoe shop does more business than any in the city. At one end of the shoe store is a stock room for Yankee notions, eighty feet by lifty, stuffed full of these fancy articles. the THiitn rnoon. Half of this room is used for Yankee notions, and half of it is devoted to ho siery. Two counters, each three hun dred and seven ty-five feet long, run the whole length of the room, while a large number of shorter counters extend across the room from side to side. There were seven hundred tills to be seen for the storage of gloves and socks, each till having a capacity for five hun dred dozen glove. Hanging up in the office of this depart ment was ft beautiful picture, called the Origin of the Stocking-Loom. It rep resented Wm. Lee, who invented the loom, and his wife. It will be remem bered that William Lee of St John' College of Cambridge, was expelled from the university in 158'J, for marry ing contrary to the statutes. Having no fortuue, his wife waa obliged to con tribute to their support by knitting, and Lee, while watching the motion of her fingers, conceived the idea of knit ting by a machine. CLOTH LLl'AETMLST. The second floor is devoted to The white goods departiiieat, to the lace department, and to the cloth. Tho room is of equal Bize with the others, and looks like a perfect sea of dry goods. An old lady w bo came into the store, after looking up and down the room, and getting a . confused idea of the amount of stock on hand, exclaimed, "Well, if I was worth enough to own all this, I'd realize upon it and retire," The first floor is devoted to Bilks, dress goods, foreign and domestic goods. Hundreds of men and women may constantly be seen here looking over the stock while clerks and porter with iron track are moving in every direction. In the sub-cellar there is a waste room fur old paper, which collects by the bale, an ice bouse, and a stock room four hundred feet long, piled up with over three thousand bales of sheetings, beside boxes past counting. The ground floor i occupied by the flannel department as a stock room, and by the packing room, the shipping office, Ac Fifty men are employed in the tbip piug department, and sometime igti teen hundred -packages are sent off in one day. To accomplish tbi. a regu lar force of twenty-five bora, eleven truck and five wagon i required, be side the city express wagon which are very often called in. fcach is an outline picture, bodily, drawn of tm great stoe. jui urzcmt steech. "A spitvh, a pf h from Wilton," cried Vt thouhtlen fel'owa, "H ran t make a spm-ch 0 cold water. 1 defy him," said oa of tbir Dtir.ilr. "My friend," Ix-frau Wilton. "Hear, bear I be really in for it now," tried a young man who fliinhcd cheek gave pitiful sign of Lie devotion to the lotUe. "Wilton i ou hi feet." The comrade they calh-d Wilton m a young loau some twenty-thr yt am of age. Uam hi fac, witbiu hi eyo, a settled melancholy resU-d; hi man tier were a grave a tho of an old mau. He ofton crdlrd "'Wilton tha steady,"rf.n amount of hi quiet adho renea lo principle. The head partner in the firm in whose employ WUtou was, gave a great party once a year, and it wa to tin gathering that Wilton had been persua ded to come, t la vain hi companion tempted bim w ith the w ine that flowed freely. Tha "firm" considered themselve good Christiana, a indeed, did tho world generally. They gave largely to chari ties and to the church, where their seat were seldom empty. They did a great deal of good with their money, yet in placing tlii fiery temptation bo fore young men, some of w hom were a w ithout fixed principles, they eommitt- ii. r et a gros and aiiucwi laiat error. JbooK ing about him, Wilton aaw already many face flushed to iuebriation: many eyes that, spite of their flash aud spar kle, moved with difncnity, and mat dire unsteadiness that mark the incipi ent stage of drunkenness. "My friends, ho said, and then paused, as if to give geater emphasis to w hat might follow, "I am going to make a confession." Some of the company smiled at this, but by far the greater number were aw ed at the Bad yet earnest tone of hi voice. "Five rears ago I had a brother, a bright beautiful lad, in whom the hop , of a large family circle oeutared. lie wo called a genius, and lia wa one. Sensitive, gentle-hearted, and generous to a fault, he also gave promise of ex traordinary virror of mind. One night, several boys in the villiage where I w as born resolved to have a frolic. Ibe party was to bo a secret one, aud we each to carry from our homes if wr could, provisions nud wine. It came off with success. There wa good cheer, there were bright and flowing liquors, we were all young and buoyant My brother had never tasted wine. Whet h er it was a disinclinatusa caused by nat ural dislike, or whether it was intuition that led him to avoid it n dangerous to him, I do not know. I only know and the recollection at this moment i burning in my , brain that we . all thought that if we could get Herbert drunk it would ba-fine fun. Fiends could not huve set tliunelvoH moro in geniously to w ork to compass this ob ject than we did. I w a foremost in tho attempt. I will not excuse tnyaelf, nor in aught palliate Biy conduct I kuew ho had a manuscript poena at homo, that had been pronounced re markable by competent critics; I knew he aould improvise almost w ithout men tal effort, and expected under the stim ulus of the fiery serpentwhoso eting I dread more thau 1 dca4 death his brain would be quickenad, and we should be charmed, parhap amazed, at the exhibitions of hi rare gift. "At last we prevailed, but instead of quickening, tho wine stupified hi fac ulties. A few glosses reduced haia to a state of utter inebriety. "The party broke up. We wera all wild with excitement; he alone waa im movable and quite Insensible. There was no arousing him from a state of deathly sleep into whioh ha had fallen. I dared not take him homo that night, fearing our frolic might be found out in consequence of tha tuouble we should have in getting him to hi room. Bo we left him there, lying as comfortably a wo could place him his handsome face flushed and almost purple, his active brain for once completely tilopened, , "In tho morning I wa awaked by the sound of sobs. A white, scared face stood over me; at trembling, weak voice, cried out; " 'O, l'hilip your poor brother." "I sprung from my beta My friends, I knew tho truth soon enough, Her bert had recovered consciousness in the night, sufiioiuut to mislead him. Ho bad fallen from the window, a height of twenty feet He wa still living. In vain my prayers, and" tsars and an guish." Hi voice faltered. "Young men, ha i living yet, but an infuraUn idiot 2&no will you k ma to take the accursed staff 2 Yea, the curse of the living God rest iqxm it It has burdened my hie it loot mined as noble au intellect it ever wa ready to do battle with the fault aud follies of the world. Ik? you stiU jer and laugh, because I Will wA he jvtutl t I tell you if it was a living thing, I would strangle it and thra i nothing upon earth I hate with sm b. m deadly ha tred." There wa a doep silence. Not one in all the company tKaed inclined to drink again. Wal' hman W Jbjiwkr, A gentleman entering a ball-room accidentally tripjd over the feet of several ladies. Gracefully recovering himself, he txelaiaued with a smile, "In all my clasMcal course I never met with ao many feet in a line." A Yanke bb; tskad to describe Li wife, said : "Why, sir, she'd make a regular ft go-ahead steamer, y wife would she has such a wonderful talent for blowing up." , In Chicago, recently, much amuse ment wa creatd bj a certain deacon announcing, ia the 'stoat grave and sol emn tone, that tha jrArand of the eem etefy wa in such a Tjjd conditioo, that so person who coukl help it would go to ba buried in it" An editor out West say : "If wehsvo offended any man in the short but bril liant course of our career, Ifet him send u a new hat, and say nothing about it."