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A linto number 41. MANCHESTER, VERMONT, THURSDAY MORNING, MAKCII 121, VOLUME XVII. The Manchester Journal. r:aunto trt.F tbtbsi-at otxi BT D. K. SllIOSDh, tMTu i nrrt.n. t h ejia of t c.n ihm, ilCIIIUfTtl VtRMOT. -eeae . II - Ml a esteee ee4le are e.al. If paid laaa.ea.e. mi i I BB I 1 l I . i u h i n i :h h j i a r: cto n y a. l. mutt, ATTOMIT ABO OOCXbtlXOB AT LAW. Oft lb IVjSJews fttura, Majkt, tU; BCBTO A MCSSOJi, TT06SETI ASP Opr"XOll I. a ATtAW Oftea la Ik Crl fluwt, Beat, Tt it i. fowub, iTTOllSIt AT LAW, Pea tod B.Oiijr Af, Fu 4 Ufa Uautwx A eat, tad failed slat Cvmm !-. . 01m Bait trat,Mto?bW.Tmoat. ft H0WABD, T10Bm AKI) C0CS8ELLOB AT LAW, ea i Kiie, tetary Fatal .... Tereaoat K . V . T B U L L, P II T 1 1 C I A N AND DPBOIOK, OAe at Beeidesea, At tk Jiarttua of Mib ! North Mela Dm., M tva r.TB. BloV Make iitmalty ( dieee of tb laiif and I brtt iiiit ail chrome dieete-. . II CI.EMOS. M. P., ti. H. HlMIXI.NO Hl-IMUIH FOtt INTALIDM tSrBMona, ui rrMdrinc rbftidui. A 10, jDl fur W.l.aor(ir. ImproTJ Tra. 0Si. tt ki taiUae. fwlurj Point, Tl. I. L. WIJIAS, M. !.. UUmKOPATHIO rut.iciAK. Uttc t IUiJ, pttatf Puiat, ... TltaonT, OB. 0F.0. II. HWlfT, D K N T 1 8 T, Prki' Block, oroil Mod Ball, MiaoiITt, TtaMOxr. Niifum oiJ tmioiaUrliDdutbttrksl aiikoat pno. inb.r ina.iheilct adminnUf .4 hj 4n of pkydcttn. P, 8. LOOM 18, DXMTIBT, oilot la Uua' llloek, F.oloty Point, T.rmont. rth (itrarUd wltknat pain Ij tha n of Aa.nli.Un Ait m l Nitron oiul admliil t.r.d tl til tun if Je.ireii. THE ELM IIOUMK, IIdciutii, Vimot. 0o from Jun.to Octulxr. tl CHARLES T. 0HVI3. J. K. BATCUKLDKtt, VTTJllSKI AND COCNSELLOB AT UW. ArUo.UD. Tt. W. B. SHELDON, A T T 0 B MET AT LAW, Ofie Oppoait Pint Nttlontt I)ok, Si .lira BmoT.a, Moi TtmoaT. W. 8 . PHILLIPS, U. D. '-'lafton, Vermont. rilTSICUS AND BURGEON. OfBc tt llidue. OHK.EN M013STAIN HOUHE. IklrUwl tbi kont od ktr npnd it r baardcr or trturitnt trtfal, tod aulicit t aktr ef lb public llrouge, I tTKH BOWMAN. Wibll,JtB. 10, lT. L. I). COt, BOOTS AM) BU0E8, Bouk. Kuiiirti.rjf tod Jawalrj, Kbibatt A., MtucbMUr, ft. WAIT A HABD, WkiMt: ud lUUil Doalar ia HIU'OS, MKBICISEH, FASCT 0001)8, A Outtttf of Mio A L'uioa ItuxU, MtaakMtM, Taraioat. TAN XtBM HOCIt, Bctuaaroa, . . TtoT. It, 0. UnUHB A 0. B. PCB0C80N nr A flMTJ LA Hot H. joj la. BARD WILL n OCBI Bt J. W. CiBTu, iLtad, (4HyJ TnoBi. B BOB LEY B0C8B, , Oea. K. I. Pef, TwajoaU Terail ModertU. Xiea Rooea for oaKiB.r Boarder, airati.i i F. H.OrTia. Eaaiaoi Uaaea, ManebaeUr, VU Cl. M.. OaUiara, Faetory Poial.Tt. WABHISQTOX Hum. OHO. W. BAtkU Proprietor, Iort, - taraiokt. Oaod tMaiBiodtU0a for aui&m.r tKrdra a reaaaaaU pn. 41 lrlii ABLtNOTON UOCII, 4 tt- H.aTiarr, Preprielor. ArUaiaoa, T.raaoat. Ui W. F. tbOX, rOialCUB AM) bCBOBOB, Orru t at Ciutu nrai, CtM.ilxeol, (lil) Twatoai. C . WIUJAM. d.aUt tk tit oooin. oeociiii te aad ebo, Crockery, Aa, ad tutfirltril t! PALM LEAF BAT, Buad ntia,TcrMavL TUB luEIXOI lUCil, KuiiMM, ..... Iwani r. . 0BT1. rrorWM. Oyea fraa fM U OMatwr. TACONIC HOTEL, MAftCUbsTra, (Foot of Ml. iv.eij Tl4 mm h liittli HimiM If rM a of ; tu eiuarw.e lunMMW ud Mnritar tewa ad t.4. (iwl Kut u-le4 ail lk fcoeee 1M Inr llct.i ok tU t 4 tbdBt M lo. rtee4 of tk fioetpet Win, A. J. ORAt, Proarietar. " Addraee, If Biall or UI.tK'k, At HKNETOEAT. THAika'a SuTBis fumtr l u, . . . Xmmmitn, t.X. T HATES. FivpneUw. - Tl t'taial, Jamaica tad Lti4uadrr aUire lp at Ibie bote. t.li.rj tad Hti elatl oak bai) Bill track aunafcUd aah tbe Uw. I r carriage U railroad lUuoi, ti A kUr ibop ouaoiK'Ud with tk Vom. . LI.UBI f UTOII PolT, BTA11LK, ' iiuiii UHU A.THAttB. rropritof. koTM nd err1r( to )( ll kotr. 0(.l.r. left t Cutpsra JiottH alii k aronflr llUnd.d Id. f nlorr 1'olut, Vt. iun 14. 1171. HI J 0K0. O. BMtTH. OBT OOODH, GUuCCnilUi, fLOCB, 8m4w, OaLUuf, UU, Ctpa. Boat A SkftM. Iuil, Oil 4 VaraitaM, Pra(, Mxtiat, ., , 4IjlU Heat Udo4rr7, Tt. JJURH AND BUKTON SKMINAItT MaBCHUTIlB, VlkjJOKT, A Hoarding mnd JJap St hoot for Ladit ana ventitmtn , Oflar tb t4tuUt of t FallButrtt Wftlao4 tunuoa4 Tiubui, Car.fuilr Pratr4 Coar.M of Htodj, tkuta(b Orill o ik tag IIUi ilk auamai lunlioa to tk eitHM tad roB( ma prBrio(foretMiR. Th tTdranUf or aiiia tl tk Luaaat trai, rLI la occiii W.do.xlij, Aoftu.l 2id. Jut kotrd, room, or otkar ml jraituoa, tddrf Ui T ribai ptl. Aid to Buifli4ri... n. II. Mil AW MtDct.aUr. Tt..Joljl5. 1H75. U POR SALE. OAE OF DRAKE'S . Automatic Gas hfechines, Kb pip tnd fiitart.' aomsttt. ' For brio Ac, lii'inlr of or tddru WAITS HABU, 8-tf MtDhtr, ft, , H. 8. ALLEN, PHOTOGRAPHER, Id now octtd to Iii ttlooa Opposite Dr. llemcnwty' lleiidence, hr b la tnaViatf llrat-alua l'hoto(rtpk and Ferrotype tod (iiutuleea aaliafaoUuB. A lara tatorttueBt of I'lctur Framea, l'aaeapartouta, Htereacope tod blaraoaoopio View oooalaollj on baoJ tad for aale tt pricaa tktl dofjr toot- petition. WM. WILLIAMS A BUN. WoolA inform akalr ! aatmne and tha pablle neaertllf tbtt the alill (OLlitio tb mtnufactar of til kind of HAUNESS WORK tt tb old tud, and propoee to make it for tb internet of peraona bo nd good ia enr line to rail. W make our Laatber la lb old-faklon ad war. tnd eta tad will aall to anit tb timet. fereoB eatunc akiaa to tall or tan will ttk Rrt etra ia akiooiut;. -Cot akma are aot worln uoalaf . Doraet, April M, 17S. Stljll STORE. Oonataalljr On band a (artl aaaortauat ar J 3IlceIlaneoui Booki, SCHOOL BOOKS, NEW AND OLD. A aew auJeitetaire (lock of geoda in tb lineef STATIONERY. Alio tn taaortneul of J E "W E IJ PL "V . L. D. COT. Maochaater, Vermont. Legal Blanks OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, lit Stock, or printed to order at lb 'JOURNAL OFFICK. S. WILSON, Mtaaftetorar tad deal la FURNITURE, Mirrors, Picture Framea, Bracket Wall Pocket, etc. Hnak, Hair, Wool and Cotton Mat traet. Alo Coma, Caii rralAJia iutuor All tiatx. HEARSE IN ATTENDANCE. 8boa I Door Kortb of tb Brick Ckarak Faetorr Poiat,TraoaL IV CANS, HEATERS tap Backet, Baaait tad Gairauiaed Iroa I'ta ALSO Tia War. Plala tad attaiBad. kt Ire) aad rj.r Ware, Coal Hod, atota Pip. Coiroat ed .!boa. ALSO F.te "prat, Tia BaoiBf, Paaip, Iad tad ln'B Pip. Iroa Home Dtake. Piaia aad (HlTaia4. uocte roro:aJ to order. lobe aroBptlr a(ta14 to aad wrk da la a aalufartorr eaaBror. ftieae a r- aa ear part, rta aflord tor lb aee ooatttT aad jta of (node. Order ly atatl arill raeerr iatmodiata ataaetioa. F. ITt COOLEDOB. Arllnftoa. Tt.. ;aa . . irt. .ELLIN 0 TUB INFALLIARLE FIRE KINDLER Fare lttr tban ifitg for Gold. Mf tftat kae Miim Bade a kigk a 19 rat oat. ler, laaai ra auaaa eatira kvwaa, a. kt kosgLl ,! of Taattaaa ai... tad Lxpteaue fiuaa all parte of tie luot. Mi ,rar of a, mk ikoreaaiag aad e.arakeua it. aaiaa Ar.awa aaatad lo etorr aocau4 1 1 oa tbd Cuuiit, talk Mate tad aadaa ( OmtUr ( i .in- fatt (aMaraitr ami aa aa-l. I A KibdlK et to ki-7 tneke&t lu kaatiua aa I .4t-i. Iiw 1 rant. Afa roM U.ir lar- ' rttori tiv. Aiia-e B. P kMITv. Uaawf 1, BaiaM, Wt. Tim inmr. ( Oataida tt porta) of tba bask a anu j mieaiontire nam Copp t for tnBjr j fear Uko op bi rfU)oo. lie I ml la j tte MrTice or lb Utk, bat beiox a rcto T- ' of I tied probit aad trowortl)itie, ti 1 HicUt to lb titutiion la tacitly a1tnitleJ. II. ie aa old oUlir. and lit er?d wiib i dtAtiurlloa ta inaay .lorioui btllie. a tb uatbetuB tuaUaU wblcb b proudly d)iWr treaf riUwM. II La trees a arrgearjt aaajor, and comport Limnclf with a aultAbr di uity I'pon uiny oc-; cIob, od baay dtyi, be ha be;o eu (rotted wiib Dii.aiom of dellctcr and re- Vontibltltr. aod alwaya fulfilled them taji t m xadltaile . ; , One Dioroiof I wa Wkitlug at tuv dcik for . lb arrlral of our early cavtomert, when I ar Cojip adraucing to ma wiib bit military atrp, aud wiib even more tbao bit cualouiary ditduijr. He held in bi baud i dirty ca&t btf, wtiicti be placed oa any lek. Well, Cojjp, eaid I, wloae account ! lb!i for? ! If itood at atlciillon, aod laid, after aalulief Bit: Tbii bag, air, wa placed tu uiy band an bour ago by a tuao wbo atked me to take care of it till be came back. Think ing perbtpa be wt a cuilomer of (be bank, I look charge of It, aud aa be hain't come back I thought I bad belter briog it la to you, air, a it teems to con tain money. , I opened the big aot) found that It con tained tet-eo hundred and fifty pounds in bank notat aad gold, but tbere wai no indication of tbe peraon lo whom It be knifed, either Wrluea upon a paper, a I uiutl, or" upotriho hackl of the note. Copp, kdcing tny turprlae, added : I, beg pardon, itr, but I may at well tell you thit the party who banded tne the bag wat decidedly inebriated iu fact, air, I may aay drunk, lie could icarceljr Hand, aud didn't teem hardly able toipeak. . Very well, 1 replied, yon may leave it with me, and when tbe man comes, bring Win in ber. , , Yet, tif, aaid Copp, who taluted and retired.',! , , . , . .. I pot (ho bag on one tide, fully expect lug that the owner would aoou call and claim it. At tbe end of. tbe day, however, nobody bad called, although Copp had kept a ibarp lookout at the door. I wai much inrprited at thia, and put by the money. Tbe next day and the next pan ed by, and atill uo claimant appeared. I Interrogated Copp it to tbe description of tbe man. Tie aaid be wat a short, thick aet man, witb dark hair and whiskers, but uo moustache. lie wore a black coal, very aeedy looking, and bit face aud bands and tbirt were very dirty; looked as if be'd been on a loose, sir, he added. At tbe expiration of another week I in serted advertisements iu the principal daily papers, stating that a bag contain ing a turn Of money bad been found, and inviting tbe owner to claim it aod specify tbe contents. No satisfactory answers were received lo tbe advertisement, and tbe question remained, What was to be done witb tbe money? We could not place it to any account, iu tbo bank, and we could not, of course, open an account in au unknown name. Tbe manager was of tlio opinion that, as tbe money bad been left in tbe hands of Sergeant Copp, wbo was not an official of tbe bank, and besides, there was no evidcuco of it hav ing been intended to be lodged in tbe bank, and tbat, therefore, it should be banded over to tbe comwUtionalre. Upon my telling Copp this, however, be stoutly refused lo bave auytbing to do lib il. It was uot bis, be said, and be bad ouly taken charge of it upon the sup position tbat it belonged lo one of the cuatomers of the biuk. The matter was flnally settled by openinc a deposit ac count ia the joint name of Copp aud my self. Two years rolled by, aud nothing fur ther was beard ol ibe mysterious deposit or, and we began to think that the amount won Id ultimately fall into the hands of tbe worthy Sergeaut Copp or bis family, to whom it would be a small tortune. At length, however, ono morn ing Sergeant Copp walked np lo my desk witb an expression ot great pleature on bis bouest face. Btg yonr pardon, sir, be commenced ; can I speak to yon for a few minutes? Certainly, said I ; what is it? Well, sir, do you remember that bsg of money two years sgo? Of course I do, I replied witb interest, wbo could forget it? Well, sir, I think I've got a clew to the man wbo left it witb me. It appeared tbat tbe aergeant's son was apprenticed to an apbolsterer in Ibe city. Among tbe workmeo in tbe establish ment wbo bad recently joined wat a French polisher. One day, In tbe coune of conversation, be told bis fellow work men ibe following facts concerning a foreman of Ibe firm of Smith A Jones, where be bad formerly worked. Tbe foreman, wbote name was Thomp son, bad been with tbe firm a great mauy years; be waa entrusted by bis employ ers from time lo time wiib tbe collection of large amounts of money, and bad al ways been found honest and upright. Upon one occatioa, about two years be fore, a slipping order bad come to the Iras for 4 quantity of farnitare from a aew foreign bonae, of wbicb they bad some suspicious. Tb goods were order ed to be tbipped on a certain dsy, and it waa agreed that they were lo be paid for It in money before being placed on board. As tb order came to seven hundred and fifty pounds, tbe foreman went dawn Uioiectf ia cbargi of th goods, witb Hi id icjanetioea from bi employers either to brief tbeaa back or lie money. Tbe good were placed on board tbe ship from the figtler la the docks -o much was ascertained; tutt tbe fcreueeB wIkm ho near tbe dock, la order teget eod Ltd retired tte ruouty, and bad give a water, Hat after taking it be bad rata -, receipt for it, wa never see ejia, bkd Uwoegfe tbe etreel on bi way to either by (he firm or by Is wife ancJltbe work ,. Ill tnitid, bowevar, a family. Tt JigbtertuM, wki U1 been I complete blank at lo everything which prt-wtil at the pavment of Ibe money, aod ! Ooeorred afterward, ootfl be found b!w-ipss had conveyed Thompson ashore, deposed (hat he had not becu tbl to gel the gin! onboard oti the dsy when tbey were sent down, and Thouipton patted (he n'lit at a tailors' coffee bouse in the UfigbUorbood of the docks, in order to he in lime to atit at the transhipment in (he morning. Wt.rn he arrived on board ho looked very strange, aud tbe lighter man not k t-J that bis walcb and chain were mieaing. Altogether, Thompson's appearance was tbat of a man wbo was tulTiiibg from the cllVcts of a nlght't de bauch. ()u taking bitn ashore tbe light erman had conducted Thompson, at bit urgcul requeat, to a public house, and bad there Ml hi in . From thit point Im penetrable mystery hung orer tbtt matter. tUd Thoinpon decauipd witb the money, or had be been the-victlm of aome foul play? The first bypoibeait waa laouted by Thompson' friendt and fel low workmen. He had shown himself Inr more tlisit twenty years a man of pro bity ; he was a sober and prudent man, who'o ouly delight was iu hit borne and bit children. Ho wat always preacbiug habits of saving and economy to tbe men under him, aud when be disappeared it was foil ml that, be bad a considerable sum in the savingt bank, wbicb bo bad never touched. It waa incredible, there lore, that he could have embezzled bis employ era' mouey. The second hypoth ecs seemed the more reasonable one. Bat if he had been tnutdered, bow bad bis body bec:i disposed of? The river had been cloaely watched from the tower to the soa, but no coip.e answering bia description had been found. Young Copp had carried this story to bis father and the sergeant bad, witb much dllHcnlty, succeeded In discovering Thompson's unfortunate, wilo and family who wero now reduced to poverty. From 1 llietii he learned (Lo confirmation of Ibe sad story, and felt sure that now at last he had found the umeing clue. The good sergeant then waited on Messrs. iSiuith & Jones, in whoso employ ment Thompson had been, and ascertain ed two facts which bad confirmed him in his soppobitiou. The 750 bad been paid by the foreign firm which had brought the goods in exactly (lie same proportiou of iiotts and gold as the sum left witb tbe commissionaire, and the daloupou wbicb they were paid corresponded witb that of the mysterious deposit. The unfortouale hiatus in tho chain of evideuce was tbat nobody knew tho number of the bauk notes which had formed part of It. What do you think, sir? concluded Copp. I replied that I thought tbo solution (JUltO )MuOaOtb bat that JV ebaetlA frm cced very cautiously in tho testing of every proof, After turning over tbe matter carefully iu my mind, I catno to the conclusion tbat ibo only means of Identifying tbe sum paid to Thompson witb that loll with Sargeaut Copp would be a compari son of tho number of the notes in each instance. But then camo a formidabe difficulty. Tbe foreign firm bad been dissolved, aud its members bad left Eng land. They bad also already Informed Messrs. Emitb & Jones that they bad omitted to take the numbers of tbe bank notes which bad just been remitted to them from the coutiuctit. Tho plan I at last bit upon was as fol lows: When the 750 were paid into tbe deposit account, tbe notes wbicb formed a portion of the sum were sent by ns to the Bank of England in tbo regular course of business, and tbere were can celed. 1 ascertained at the Bank of Eng land the name and address of tbo notes as they had been first Issued, and then traced them through tho several bands through wbicb they had passed. Following up tho clue, I discovered that aome of them bad becu sent, to a bank In I'uris. I wrote to this bank, in (juiriug to wtmm they bad been paid, and, to my great gratification, was in formed that they ha 1 been cent to tbe very firm in London a few days before they had handed them over to Thompson. Here, then, was (he missing link, and I had uo longer any doubt iu my mind tbat (tie money paiu to us was tbe same as that which bad been lost by Messrs tMiiilli Jt Junes. Honest Sergeant Copp was overjoyed and wished to go at once to Mrs. Thomp son and give her the good news. Thit, however, I would not permit, as I thought it would be better to" endeavor, in the first instance, to ascertain tbe fate of the poor foreman. I called up:n Mesara. Smith k Jones and infotmed I lie ra that I bad obtained certain Infurmalion which led me to be lieve thai a sum of 50 paid into tbe batik was Identical witb that lost by Ibem hut tbtt ibe only person who could satis factori'y prove the fact was Thompson, and tint he must therefore be fonnd. They promised to do their best to aid my inquiries and employed a detective for the purpore. In tbe course of a few weeks they were abie to Inform me that Tbompsoo bad been discovered In I'aris, working under au assumed name, and that, on being Informed of the discovery, be at once earao over to bis family, wbo were overjoyed at bis return. On the following dsy Thompson called at the bank and was recognized by Eer- gcaotCopp as the individual wbo bad I left the money witb him. J Tbe ex plsnatlon given by Thompson ef i the trarittclioa wat that hi coffee bad j been dragged at the house where be slept . and Li watch aiolen from him. He bad, j however, iierved Liuurif by a tioleut j effort the foHowtog tuorolog to be at bit pott on the lighter, aod though balf tu- ptfied, LaI vi:b aome difficulty received aud counted over the money ; that on go ing aihore be bad repaired to a public self lying lu a narrow ally, lurroutiJeJ j by 111 look keg people. Wbea be came to, aud carutr. Aud, at lt, after the old ( kianseif be Wt paralysed with K-eron'lady has been gathered lo her mother, j finding, as be thought, tbat be bad been I her gratidchildieo. would tell their grind- j robbed of bit bag. Ilia brain was dated with tbe tbopghl of the fe arful aecusa- wbicb would most certainly be brought against brm. Wb would believe tbtt be vat guilt iest ef aay erUne when appearancee wre so much against him? How could be ex plain away biawatig state of intoxica tion when be went on board tbe ship iu tbe morning? 4. ad above all, bow could be explain tbe lots of tbe bag? He could remember tbat up to a certain time after leaving tbe public bouse be ttill bad the bag tafe in tbe brcaat pocket of Us coat, for be bad distinct recollection of keep log bis arm ttgbtly prel.ed against it. lie bad a dim recollection of finding him self amid streets of tail stone bouses and reeling against severer people on the pavement, bet after that bit memory was altogether blotted out. All was darkness and vacancy until be awoke. Then a feellug of blank despair look possession ot bia mltui. How could he ever again . show himself among bis friends, be wbo bad held bis bead so high and bad been so forward la denouncing vice and drink? He would be a laughing slock to all the world ; and then tbo slain npon bis honesty! , Messrs. fcruiiu & Jones be knew to be very hard people; tbey never bad spared anybody in their business dealing aud tbey would cer tainly bring a criminal charge against bim. Tbe idea was horrible. Uo would rather die tban submit to such Indignity. Pondering these things over In bis mind, bo' bad wandered heedlessly through tbo streets without remarking whither be was going. Fate or instiuct seemed to lead bim to the riverside again and be found himself at last at Bt. Katha rine's dock. Exactly facing where be stoed was flaming placard, auuouncing tbe departure that day of a boat for Cala is at a very low rate of passage. Tbo thought darted through bis mind: Wby not cut bis difficulties at ouce and put the sea between himself and tbo scene of bis disgrace? It was a cowardly temptaliou which if bis intellect bad been in a clearer state, would have been iustauily rejected with scorn ; but tbe poisonous drug which he bad imbibed seemed to bave paralyzed bis energy aod lo bave utterly unmaned bim and deprived bim of tbo courage nec essary to face bis trouble. He yielded to tbe temptation and made bis way through to Paris, wbere, undoran assumed name, be succeeded in getting work, for be was r-Tnert at bis business. Nothing could exceea tue ueuke iuv worthy commissionaire at having been tbe means of clearing up tbe mystery, ex. cept, indeed, bis pride In retelling the oft told tale. Nor was bis honesty nnroward- ed in a more substantial manner, Messrs. Smith & Jones presented bim with 100 as a recognition of bis integrity and intel ligence. HOW A, ITUKV GROWS TELLING. BY TIIK As I write an old lady in Ibe opposite seat interrupts me to ask me if I am going fur. . I am, I uublusbingly tell ber, awful for. Where did I come from? Black Hills. No? well I didn't look like it. I explain tbat I bave not been out there mining or roughing it, but went out to get tbe body of my brother, wbo was a miner and been shot by the Indian. Ob-h-bl with a wailing inflection of spmpatby tbat makes me ashamed of myself- But curiosity soon conquers pity, and tbe old lady goes on probing my lac erated heart. Did I git bim? Ye, ma'am, very solemnly, I have biin in tbe baggage-car. A long pause, for mournful reflection, 1 suppose, and lo give me a chance to nerve up aud prepare for the next ques tion. Was be scalped? Yes, witb a sigh, shot through the body witb arrows, all bis fingers chopped oil, bis eyes googed out and ears bored. Tbe old girl's cup of horrors is full. She lean back in ber teat witb a sigh of grim satisfaction and questions me no more. Was it wrong to lie to Ibe old lady in ibis besrtless manner? Yea I think it was not. In thus Innocently stuffing my traveling acquaintance witb a fable about a country 1 bad never teen, a brother I bad never bad, and ludiana that never were, I wrote for tbe old lady a thrilling chapter in ber quiet life, bhe would go lo ber quiet little borne and brighten its humdrum life by telling her people bow she met and talked witb a man wbo was going home witb Ibe body of bis brother, wangled in the usniie; described. Then in Ibe courso of time, afier many repetitions of this narrative, ahe would wUu tUi Spanish ki.i.ht-erraut of ur involuntarily aod Innocently glide Into : ,u!!ry y.rJ. TUo combatant fought In tb statement that she went Into the (J)0 eouimoti to the Uallintc. m- bagga.ear with tue and 1 showed her 'eyeing each other with outstretched tbe mangled, tortued body, and sl.t j Mckl ut)(i drooping wings. At each al would mangle It still more as tbe narrative j ,,,. , .,r.ke 0fl ,B . n 0, Uje roo,u.r grew npoa ber. Then she would, after a little while, declare, and in all inno cence and truthfulness and belief in ber own statement, tbat the wa on the train when it came through the Black Hills, and, from the ear window, saw tl.' Indian coiling tb doomed man and per- forating ti body with arrows, and dsn- j po,! of attnk would be resumed. Ia' Time enough always proves little dog around bim la fiendish glee, while! ibis manner the duello was caninl on, rnonb. she begged tte conductor lo gel off and J round tt:er round, but It oou became i fie that by tbe plow would thrive, bim stop' tbeta and tow b declined on the evident that, owing to bis activity snd - self must either bold or drive. ilTuy ground that be bad a wife aud rang and tuerior mode of atuck, iLet He that keep bis shop, bis shop will nine children to enpporf, aod no lntar-j smaller of the oppouc-uu must eventually 'keep bim. ' auc on lb lop f ti btsad or bia life, j Then aficr a lew wore rvhrt!, arrow a ; ' wonid fly eit In at the w indow where she w itiitg, and cue or more patten-, gets weald lx killed, tine trmw would ihroinh her luuurl. The train would l a scene c f the w ihleel condition children about tin ii unbic old grandmoih- er and thtlr brave gallant grandfather j who both fell by the bands of outnumber. Ing sivsges, w hile defending a railway train from an attacl of a baud of S'umt Indians, under the command of Silting Bull, whom Uieir gtandlatber jul before he died, killcvl wiib bis own hand. AnO It. in a grand, thrilling page of family hi.tory will grow out of my unaffected little roinmco to the Itnpusilivc old htdy. a atexv trim uins.it. VVegolj new subscriber Wednesday. Wl.eu weaufcwcicd bis knock at Iho door, belled ii, tookoir his hat aud aked: Is dis do newspaper shop? We told him it was. An' ii you do bom fo'eman ob de wtiks? We satislied our colored visitor on that point also, and bo continued : I f.)teli in souio 'bacea to-day, an' I promised Ebahnf z dat's my oldes' chile, I promised dtt boy I'd prescribe for a paper, lie kin read, he klu, an' he's altera pesderiu do oln ootuan au' mo for books and papers. I s'pose we ot ter cur ridgo do child's despeiiNily, How d'ye sell yo papers? Dollar and a half a year. All tho same price? lift mo obsarvn one, of you please, sab? We handed him a paper, and bo un folded it, tips'ulo down, scanning it criti cally on both sides. Looks like dar was a eighty letterin in dat, I done firg'jl my spectttclos dis morn iti', an' J can't prt.tctly tell If It's de de Merlcan lunguii(.'o. We assured him that it was. In do democratic or republican branch? ltcpubllcan'. Dut's do kino ob a book Ebabnexah gradjnralcd iu, an' 1 s'pose (lis paper 'ud suit him. Dollali n' half a yeah, you ssh? How is dut a month? About a hit. l's not do man to tnln' expense whar do propah eddictttlon ob my chlllum Is con earned. I bol' dat it's ehhery pusson's duly to cnltivalo his outsprings to 'stent of his ablcnrss. l'rescribo tho name ob Ebaliuer.t Snow' on your books, Dai's it. If you 'ud jus' put a few picture iu Eb's paper, it 'ud please de chillum mlghtly. Here's six cents eah. Send do paper long au'ifitgiba satisfaction I'll cohio In au' prescribe fob a full month. Good morn in'. A t IIANUK UP CLIMATIC. Yesterday morning a foiior i..i.in,( cricket that had been tempted out of doors by tho warm weather of tho proceeding days was shivering along the street, look ing at a cheap second-hand ulster and wishing ho were home, when ho met a wasp that bad been locked out during tbe fall house cleaning, 1 am almost frczcu, said the cricket; my bands arc fairly numbed witb cold. Put them in my coat-tail pockets, re plied the wasp cheerfully, and warm them. ' The cricket did so, and tho wasp im mediately warmed him with the improved beating machinery located In the after part of his system. Tho cricket moroly pausing to remark that there appeared to be a cayenne pepper manufactory in that neighborhood, crawled under the plank walu to die, wiiho tlio vap, who was fond of his little joke, went away singing merrily, Conic, come away lo Ihe try 6tlng place. KM KllH UIII11K. IIKK HRKOItlC TIIK Wtlt THAN 1 am getting on au average ouc-quailcr more for my tartn produce than before the war; aud as hay Is the most Important article thut I sell, the advance on prices ol farm produce is really more than this. On the other hand, taking all things into consideration, the same quality of goods bought at the store, costs no more now than before tho war. So that if farmers live as economically as beforo the war, their net profits now would be 25 per cent more than they wero twenty years ago. I know that most of us have fallen into some habits of extravsgaace fostered by war and a depreciated curreucy, but notwithstanding this I am satisfied that those farmer who are properly managing their farms are in much better condition than wo were a quarter of a century ago Of comae it is unfair to compare prices end conditio!, with those that existed during iho flush times of war, brought about by thr-withdrawal of a million men from productive pursuits, and tho im mense puichaies of Government on bor rowed money. A PIHIKIDUK VtlMI4 A MOlltTSH. At fct. Foye, nesr Q lehec, January 2, I beheld male spruce partridge (tetrio canadensis l ti. raved iu mortal duello j,U9 uarirldite. wiib tho raiddiir ot afUsii. would bop, or lather fly over tbe head ol ' He lhat wou't be counseled can'l be At OnlO' ky Opponent, and paitig would j tlel. use a wetpoi.s of offense b)th wmg snd j Write Injuries iu dual, beutfii lu luar claw with attoni.bifi iflVct. At each ) b!e. ousel thie psi.ing ni eated aevusi' j ilmi:t wUh'ut intermission, am theo the become tbe victor. Keeling hi advantage ibe little tiro's fury knew no bound, Mriking frota all side, be punished the unlucky chevalier de ponlr llil bi creat and wattle were loin to shred, and, half blind, bleeding and stunned , be be- rime utterly ilcmoitiUc.1, and took to bis heels. Little, however, did bi fight avail him. The partridge, bent on carry, ing boatiliUci to the bitter end, followed the rooster, knocking him down repeat- edly by ihe violence of hi blows, till, vanqnlabed bevoad hope, lying flat on Ihe tod, hiding hi braiard and bleeding head under a tuft of graa, Uallu surren der! d al discretion. I IIUHIMK rHOW ALASKA. A young man who was in Alaska tome four years ago fell in love with the only young lady est tho island, a girl of fifteen who was possessed of extraordinary beauty, and whose hair fell below ber kuces. But be was unable to communi cate tho old, old story lo her, for she did not uudeisiaud a word of Englieb, nor did be speak Kuaelau. In tbl dilemma the arrival of Ihe pi lost on his otn e-ln-two-years visit wa agodsetid, and to bim i mailrt known h'J love. J no prical, knowing the young man to be poeed of a high chara-.tcr and a fair fortune, thought it wat a lucky chance for Ihe young lady lo escape from a lite of tuch aolatiun, aud bo willingly persuaded the girl's mother (her. lather wat dead) to consent lo Iho match, but the young lady bsitelf was not lobe persuaded She ar gued that sho had never spoken to the young man who expressed sucb a desire lo bo her husband, and ouly aeen him twice, and be bad becu on the island only forty-eight days, but ber objection being ovorruled, tho marriage look place, After living In Alaska lor several mouths, the young man brought bis bride to bi homo In Cleveland, O. Sho was Baton Islicd at tho fashions she saw, aud de clared that nothing would Induce ber to wear ber hair otherwise than flowing as sho bad always worn It. But before twenty-four bonra had passed ber mother- n- law bad perauadod bor to try tbe effect of braids around ber broad aud sbspely head ; and now sho dresses as much In tbo fashions as any lady iu Cleveland. Last year her husband wont to Alaska sgain and brought homo the young sister, who is cloven years of sge, aud promises to be as beautiful as tbo elder The mother, bereft of both tier children, still clings lo her homo ou ouo of (he Islands of Alaska. Ul'll ll ANU III M, It has boon charged by Iboso opposed to the Maine liquor law that tbo practice of opium-uallugbas increased cuormously In Maine, and that moro morphine Is sold thcro than iu any other Stato iu tbe Union, In proportion lo its population. Nral nw. of Portland, emphatically do mes the statement, uiBa itrnof of it absurdity, (hat drinkers of alcohol never resort (0 opium as a substitute. In ref erence also to tbo cbargo that the Maine law is driving much business out of tbe state, be speaks as follows: In 18GC, half Portland was burned down, destroying $ 10,000,000, and, not withstanding tbat, our valuation bas been constantly increasing, wbllo tbe valoe of New York bas rnn down $12,600,000 tbe last year, and f 100,000,000 In tbe last five year. The valuation of Boston ran down, also, mora than $8,000,000 tbe last ycur. Free rum Id New York and Bos ton; but the valuation of Portland, under prohibition to tho grog shops, lucreased f 180,000 (ho last year, and busluecs hero now is as good as at any lime in the bis tory of Ihe town. Every year we save more than $12,500,000, which would be wasted in rum but for the Maine law, After the experience of the result of pro hibition lu Maiuo of more (ban 2G years, tbe Maiuo law is now supported by both political parties, and by an overwhelm ing public opinion. At Ihe last session of our legislature, January, 177, an ad ditional apt, of greater stringency tban any which preceded it, waa passed with out a dissenting voice lu either House, and is thoroughly snppoitcd by the popu lar voice. This would be Impossible, were the results of prohibition oilier tban favorable to tho highest Interests of the stato and people. MAXIM II V riatJAJIN fll A K LI . Many foxes grow gray, but few grow good. Presumption first blinds a man, then sets bitn to running. Drink does not drown care, but waters it and makes it grow faster. Having been poor is no shame, but be ing ashamed ol It, is. The wise nun draw more advantage from bis enemies than the fool from bis friends. Keep conscience clear, then never fear. Strive to be Ibe grealo.l man in your country, and you may be diappoiuted ; strive to be the best, aud you may sue. ceed. Ilomat loin I You uisy trust bim witb a bouse full of untold millstones. There ia no man so bad, but be secretly reapects ihe good. Coursge would fight, but discretion won't let him. W are not to sensible of the greatest health a the least sickness. , A good example is the best aerruou. A quiet conscience sleep in thunder, ' but rest aud guilt live far aauuder. W hat i serving God Ti doing good ! "n.