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BARTON, VERMONT, SEPTEMBER 20, 1870.
"WHOLE NUMBER 728. VOLUME 15-NUMBER 38. - 1 JOHN LILLV, TAILOR. Special attention paid to Cutting. I Work warranted to Rive satisfaction. Lat est New York Fashions regularly receded. Bar ton Landing, Vt. V. C. PARKER, DEALER in Dry Goods, Groceiies, Boots and Shoes, Fanry Goods, Toys, Clocks, Watch es and Jewelry, Barton Landing. Vt. A. I). HIGELOW, BLACKSMITH. Horse Shoeing and General Repairing done at short noticj. Barton Landing, Vt. D. M. PARKER, M. 1)., 1)IIYSICI AN and Surgeon, Albany, Vt. Office in Sanders' Building. GRASDV, SKIXXER & PARKER, WHOLESALE and Retail Dealers in Flour, 1 ? Corn, West India Goods, Groceries, Hard ware and Agricultural Implements. Special at tention given to tho Paint Stock Trade. Agents for Luke Buswell. Manufacturers of Dressed Clapboards. Depot Street, Barton Landing, Vt. A Tale Told Out of School. D L. . WILSOX, EALER in Drugs, Medicines, Dye Stuff), Tea ana tobacco, Barton Lanuing, Vt. Al'STIX & JOSI.VN, DEALERS in General Merchandise. A Tailor Shop in connection with the Store, and in charge of a first class workman. Terms Beady fay. Barton Landing, Vt. R. C. SMITH, and Dealer in Boots, MANUFACTURER JL Shoes and Rubbers. Repairing done at short notice. Shop in Tost Oilice building, Bar tor. Landing, Vt. A CHARLES I. VAIL, TTORNEY, Bounty and Claim Agent, Iras- burgh, Vt. I'. P. CHENEY, GKNT for Sowing Machines "American," 'Wheeler St Wilson," "Gold Medal," 'Green Mountain," or any other kind in market, Glover, Vt. A1 FRED. If. MOUSE, 1) AINTF.R. Graining, Glazing, Paper Hang ing, Whitewashing. Shop lit my residence opposite G. Ellis' shop, Borton, Vt. O. H. RAMSEY, CARRIAGE Tainting, over Uffjrd' Carriage J Shop, Bartou, Vt. I) E. E. R YWSOX, EALKR in Cabinet and Metropolitan Organs, and Arlington rianos, Barton, v t. T,. I.. IU ( KI,AM), HARNESS Maker and Carriage Trimmer. All kinds of repairing done with neatness and despatch. Barton Landing, Vt. JMES IM SHELL, I ICENSKD Auctioneer. Will intend prompt ton I.V to nil calls and for rcasonalile pav. Vt. liar- L. F, pUUl'KIKTOR i 1 KIXiF.UTON, if Ini-liurcli House, four miles from Conn. & Pass. River Railroad. Con veyance to and from the Station on arrival of all trains. Also a goxl livery in connection with the House. Iriihurg!i, Vi. 11.11. W. (II'.OI T, TTORNEY add Coiin-clor nt Law and Claim Ai.vnt. Will attend the Courts in Orleans ami Caleduni i counties. Barton, Vt. P. II. I.AIRI), MANUFACITRER of Granite Minnments. All kinds of Granite work done eqnally as well as on Marble. St. Johnsbnry, Vt. II O 31 E s FOR THE MILLION! Rare opportunities arc now offered for secur ing homes In a mild, healthy, and congenial cli mate, for one-tenth of their value five years hence. THE NATIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENCY h is for sale real estate of every description, lo cated in the Middle nnd southern States ; improv ed stock, grain and fruit farms ; rice, sugar and cotton plantations; timber and mineral lands; city, village, and rural residences, and business stands ; mills and mill site, factories, &c. Write for Land Register containing a descrip tion, location, prico and terms of properties we have for sale. Also, connected with our Real Estate office we have a general claim und patent agency under tho supervision of the well-known Thomas Tay lor, late of tho ordnance department, who is both a scientific and practical mechanic, and well acquainted in the different government depart ments, especially in the War aud Navy, Ord nance and PATENT OFFICE. Tatcnt papers carefully prepared, drawings tastily executed, and patents secured for invent ors in the shortest possible time. Special attention given to rejected cases, also cases for reissue, extension, intererance, aban donment, &c. Preliminary examination as to the patentabili ty of an article made on receipt of a brief de scription of tho same no model being required. FAVOR SHOWN POOR INVENT ORS by assisting them 'n procuring patents and after wards utili.ing their inventions. Confidential in our business relations with inventors. Terms more reasonable than anv other reliable agency. Circular containimr valuable informa tion sent free. Address B. W. CLARKE ft CO. The National Real Estate Ageiicv, 477 and 479 Penna. Avenue, Washington, D. C. 27yl L.B. HARRINGTON, SONS &. CO. wholesale and rct.i'l dealers in OMJANS & PIANOS, and all musical instruments. Seven Octnve Rosewood Pinn, Carved, ami of lirst class manufacture for $325 IVanurJcd Fire Years. Customers should be cautious and only allow continued trial to convince of good bar gains. Deal with legitimate and special trade With those who Deoerve Couildence through Long Experience. The senior partner of this firm can refer with success to manv in this vicinity, and claims an experience of thirty years dealing in music prac tically, ought to induce patronape. Instruments from all prominent tirnis. Satisfaction guaran teed in every respect with deal. Write us for catalogue and terms before purchasing. "27yl L. B. HARRINGTON, SOS & CO. St. Johcsbury, Vt. SOLICITORS WANTED FOR THE Amicable' Mutual Lite Insurance Co OF N E W YORK. This Company offers liberal commissions, and to experienced, successful Life Agents, a regular alary, if preferred. Contracts may be made with CHESTER W. CLARK. Supt. Agencies in Northern Vt. 17m6 Glover, Vt. SUMMER 1870. AUSTIN & JOSLYN Are happy to express thanks for a most liberal patronage which has given them the most satis factory assurance that their Ready Pay System is approved by the community. Under its work ing we have had larper monthly receipts than ever USUKK 1HEPOOR OLD WAY! We now offer K X T R A II A II A I N S -I X- SUMMER DRESS GOODS ! Fur example. fW ,k i. Fine Afpnras Wool Poplins, Arlington ropli is 50 to 30 cts. 20 to IQcls. opnns, 50 to 37 1-2 c 20 to Ucts. 13 rice lor Ready Pay Only. rton Landing, August 2, 1370. A&J 'First person I love, second person thou lovest, third person ho loves," drawled the head boy in the class. The next, a little girl, took it up promptly. "Plural First person we love, second person you love, third person they love." "And we all love." The interruption came in a whisper loud enough to be heard all over the room, causing the older boys and girls to smile and giggle; and tho teacher, Miss Olive Burnett, looked op quick ly, glancing along the row oi large scholars on the back seat young men and women for this was a coun try school and in the winter. She had come to look for trouble in that quarter. Every day some fresh ag gravation, some new infringement of tho rules, and offense against the dis cipline, made it hard work for her, a girl of eighteen, to maintain her au thority over those forty turbulent spirits, constantly incited to insubor dination by the example of their ac knowledged leader, Scott Goldrick. lie sat there, at the further end of the bench, quite in the corner, a good lookiug young man of twenty, with curly chestnut hair, and mutinous curve of the lip, with head bent low over his slate, and fingers busy in figuring out some difficult problem in arithmetic. But Miss Burnett was not deceived by the apparently studi ous air. And there was an under tone of resolute determination in her voice as she said, looking quietly over the lorty lace? before her. luesc interruptions must come to an end at once, lucre is a Doint where forbearance ceases to be a vir tue, and I think it lias been passed. From this point I shall enforce every rule of tho school. The penalty for the next interruption of this kind will be twelve strokes of the ruler," care lessly, balancing the slip of cherry wood in her hand. The clear bright face in the corner was lifted for a moment, the dark ha zel eyes looked steadily into Miss Burnett's blue eyes ; only for a mo ment, the space of a breath: then the i Land went on aguiu steadily with that , endless maze of figures, and Miss Bur i nett went on with her work. Hard work it was, especially hard work to-day. All day long the vivid scarlet Lad burned in her cheeks, mnking her passing lovely, while her temples throbbed with pain, and one of the children' feeling her feverish touch, wondered ''what made Miss Burnett's hand so hot." .She must not give up though. There was too much depending on her for that. A helpless mother and two little sisters, hardly more than babies yet, all de pendent for the bread they ate upon the over-worked young teacher. Tru ly failure here would be her disaster. But she must not fail. Would those interminable lessons never be finish ed ? She wanted to go home and get rest. Two hours of tolerable quiet and order, and the day's work wa3 near ly ended, when in tho midst of the last recitation came again that inter rupting whisper, plainly heard all over the room. For an instant Olive Burnett's heart failed her. Could she muster courage enough to ferule Scott Gold rick. the oldest and largest boy in the EChool a man grown ? The thought came at once that it was unmanly for mm uj try uer so. Jiut rigtit or wrong, her word was passed and must be kept; her authority was as- :i j i . , ... . uaueu, unu must De maintained now in iusi uttogetner. xo laiter now was to give up all. So calling up all her nerve, though her head throbbed dizzily, she closed the book quietly dismissed the class, and faced the school as she said : "The scholar who whispered that last tune, will please step forward. ni . i , .i . mere was a aead silence lor an in stant, then scott Goldrick left his seat and walked up to where the young teacher stood. Xo boyish mis chief was in his manner now, no mock ing deference, no shade of defiance, but, instead, a quiet manliness that was harder to meet than any bravado would have been. "You can understand, Mr. Goldrick mat mis 13 not a pleasant duty to me," her voice steady, but lower than usual, so low that some who were lis tenmg, did not catch the words at all. "You can understand that it is not pleasant for me to do this, but my rules must be respected. .tor an answer he bowed and hel out his hand. They were counted out faithfully twelve strokes no more, no less. Did he know how ev cry one hurt her ? Ferhaps he did for his eyes were on her face all the while, and when the last one was giv en he walked back to his seat, a little graver than before, that was all. And tho rest of the scholars opened eye ot amazement, lhcy had expected high words and open defiance from tne nrst. inisnew gentleness wa3 not fear; they knew that well. Fear and Scott Goldrick's name never wen together. If it was voluntary sub mission to discipline, why they might as well all yield, too. Miss Burnett heard him talking to some of the older scholars outside the door after the roll wa3 called and the school dismissed. "What! resist lady ? You 11 never see mo do that Besides, I deserved the feruling for breaking tho rules. I didn't mean to interrupt the last time, though. I'm going away to-morrow to my uncle's counting-house in C ." . Then the doer closed, and Mis3 Burnett heard no more. Going away ! She said the words over and over to herself, sitting there with her head laid down on the table before her. Going awayl What would she do, missing day by day the bright face in the corner, and the voice that, in spite of aggravations "without number, was still the pleasantest voice in the world to her? What should sho do? The great pile of copy-books there on ihe table were still untouched when half an hour later some one opened the door and camo in. Some one whose step she knew so well. Scott Goldrick had come back for his books and plate. But she did not lift her head. He stood before her present ly with the books on his arm and his hat in his hand. "I am going away Miss Burnett, to stay. Will you bid me good-by ?" Still she did not look up or speak. He persisted gently. "Have I offended you beyond all hope of forgiveness ?" She gave him her hand at that. "Xo, but "But you are sick, Miss Burnett 1" as he saw in her face plainly. "You are really sick. What can I do for you ?" She tried to smile. "It is only a headache I have had it all day, and a touch of fever with i perhaps. Xothing more." "You have been sick all day, and I have been, aggravating the life out of you," he said remorsefully, in his earn estness down on one knee beside her chair, with a half bold, half easy grace ; "I have troubled you constant ly, not to-day only, but ever since you came here to teach. What a brute you must think me. It was unmanly and cowardly to act as I did. Xo, you must let me make full confession now," kissing the hand she laid over hi3 mouth to stop him. "But, Miss Burnett, you are very ill," seriously alarmed now at sight of her white face and closed eyes ; for the self con trol maintained by main force all day and up to this moment, had given away suddenly, and weaker than a child she sat there, her breath coming in little short gasp3. Unused to woman's moods and ways, he was at a loss what to do. He had an idea, though, that when a lady fainted, cold water was the thing, so he sprinkled her face with the cup standing on the table within reach of his hand, and, manlike, he drew her head down upon his shoulder. Sho was not altogether unconscious, for she made a weak movement to withdraw herself from his arm, but he whispered, "Trust me, and lie still, will you not, till you are better ?"' conscious the while of an odd pleasant thrill at his heart, as her face lay so near his own that he could have touch ed it with his lips. If he had been a dozen years old he would most likely have yielded o the temptation and kissed the ro es back to her cheeks, but there was ust the least nit ot b-msh tuniditv remembering, a tide of recollections rushed over her, and she sat down in the low-backed chair, aud laid her head down upon the pine-table just a3 she had done that evening more than seven years before. Sitting there buried in thought, she did not hear the footsteps that cross ed the threshold that paused at the door and then camo to her, while a voice said: "Miss Burnett, I am going away. Will you bid me good bye ?" She looked up with a little cry to meet a pair of clear hazel eyes, to see before her a bright, handsome face, and heavy wave3 of chestnut hair. "You are really here, Mr. Gold rick 1 I could almost believe that the old days had come back again." "You used to call mo Scott then," he said significantly, coming round and kneeling on one knee beside her chair. "You are not pale now, so I shall not sprinkle your face with wa ter," glancing at the empty cup stand ing upon the table, "but I should like to have your head on my shoulder." She made a movement to rise, but he detained her. "Don't be offended, Olive," he said earnestly. "I made confession of my sins that night, let me make another confession now. I think I began to love you that evening, but I wa3 a boy; I kuow now that I love you. Your face has always been before me the sweetest and finest in the world. You sent me away from you then. Don't be so cruel again. I want to stay with you always, Olive. I want to be your husband." For answer, she put up her hand and drew his head down upon her shoulder. And the brown walls must have opened eyes of astonishment, if eyes they had, to see Scott Goldrick kissing tne blushing little woman. You see when a man falls in love for the first time at twenty-seven, he is apt to be desperately in earnest. And in the gathering gloom of twi light they locked the door of the. old school-house behind thetn, and turned their steps homeward, not teacher and pupil now, but plighted husband and wife. Jareb Gropp's Temptation. could say- what past your ct about liini. an 1 besides, ho ot forget that he had been the cause i ' this very illness, and his heart j note him regretfully every time he j ooiicl at tier. i She seat him away by and-by as soon as sue was ai Io to sit up with- j out support. rhe would not let him j go home with her, either, though he j pegged ncr to let him do so; she would do better by herself, she said. Jut seeing the troubled look in his eyes as he turned away, she relented so far as to sav : "I trust we part friends." He came back to her at this. ng earnestly : 'Can you be my friend after ou have known of me for the two months ?" "I can be I am sincerely friend. "Thank you for that. Knowing it, shall not carry such a sorely troub d conscience away with me." Ah ! he never gue3sed that, instead of a troubled conscience, he was car ving Olive Burnett's heart away with him. It was seven years before they ooked upon each other's faces aaraiu. Such a lonir, long interval. Those seven years had changed Scott Gold rick into a successful business man, steadily amassing his thousands, and alive to the brilliant courted voung widow, Mrs. Logan. She had grown heart-sick of teach ing, and one day in a desperate mood, gave it up and married Paul Logan, the rich land owner. Scott Goldrick, 1 earing of it in the distant city where ic was living, said, "ftucu a pity : sue was one woman ot a thousand, and deserved a better man than that." "Well, Paul Logan was a better man man seott tjoidncK s words would seem to imply, and better still, his gold brought all comforts to the helpless mother until she died, and a homo with all the advantages of wealth to the little sistor3. And now with her husband two years in his grave, Mrs. Logan went freely into society once more. "Such a lovely woman," men al ways said when speaking of her; and Scott Goldrick endorsed the verdict when he met her at a reception one evening, and the hostess, supposing them to be unacquainted, presented him. It was the Olive Burnett of seven years ago who smiled up at him, as she said to Mrs. Lake, "Mr. Goldrick and I are very old friends." "You remember me, then," he said as ho led her away. "I shall never forget," was the sweetly grave reply. But somehow, even with this flat tering beginning they did not seem to make much progress in the renewal of their old acquaintanceship. Meet ing often as they did at party and ball receptions, at concerts and thea ters and operas, there was always an indefinable something, a distance be tween them : and it was quite at the closo of the winter that calling one morning on Mr3. Logan to make his adieu before leaving town, Scott Gold rick lingered a moment as he bowed over her hand at parting, to say half jestingly, but yet in earnest too : "Do you remember the old school house ?" "Ye3, I remember. I am going out there on purpose to sec it this coming summer." "And I too. Who knows but what we shall meet ?" It was in the midst of the August heats that Mrs. Logan, paying a fly ing visit to Ryefield, procured the key to the old schoolhouse empty now for summer vacation and walked down there alone one afternoon to take a look at it. The door swung rustily upon its hinges as she entered and looked strangely about. It was not the cleanest" place in the world, for a coat of dust, raised by the last sweep ing, had settled over everything, but the rough-coated walb looked as fa miliar as ever, and the glazed maps hanging there, and the unpainted wooden -benches. It was in that cor ner Scott Goldrick used to Bit and Gkoi.ogy and the Bim.K. Prof. James I. Dana, of Yale College, the eminent geologist in tne 'All :X-' 01 '.' I l.-vi.r V.tTM- ' Thompson, in a letter publish say s : iclieve that time is long, and Sir Wiliam while combatting the Interior Darwinians, still admits the length to have been many millior.3 of years. It is only a dispute between many mil lions and many hundreds of millions; and it matters little to the Christian geologist, or the believer in the Bible, how the question is settled. The relations of geological discovery to the first chapter of Genesis remains the same a chapter which I believe to be true iu all its grand announce ments. There is no question, first, that geological time has been of vast length ; second, that there is an historical order in the rocks of the globe, and that the process of the world's crea tion may be, to a large extent, read in the rocks ; and third, that there has been a system of progress iu the earth's living species from tho simpler forms of earlier time to man. But, while adopting these conclusions, in common with all geologists, I have no faith in the Darwinian scheme of de riving man through a gradual develop ment upward from the monkey, or of evolving a system of life through 'Nat ural Selection.' I deolore the mi-use of science in the support of material- istic views, not uncommon among i those who adopt the Darwinian hy I pothesis. At the same time I grieve, for the sake of the Bible and religion, that the discussions relating to scien tific views and men should be so often interspersed with abusive epithets, and so often presented by those who are ignorant ot the sciences they are at tempting to set right. "I have great faith ia the power of God s Spirit, and do not fear anv permanent perversion of the truth bv ' scientific developments." Alcohol is Food. Alcohol fattens ; whiskey is a good tonic; bitters aid digestion. These are statements made every day with considerable confi dence, and in a manner well calculat ed to impose on a certain class of minds ; hence, it is well that tho friends of true temperance should have at haud the weapons of their warfare against the liquor traffic. If alcohol is food, why not give it to our horses ? If liquor fattens, 'why not give it to our beef cattle, our turkeys -and our pigs; a good dram of it night and morning ? If whiskey is a good tonic, that is, gives a good appetite, why is it that so many whiskey-drinkers, the men who are always full and never empty, eat so little; and on the contrary al most live on whiskey ? Give them plenty of whiskey, aud they want nothing else but leisure to drink it. If "bitters" aid digestion, why is it that those who take them all the time are never well ? But suppose that in some cases spirits do fatten, it is a watery lat; gives no strength, but increases the inability to work, and the suscepti bility to all prevalent diseases. In cholera and all epidemics the liquor drinkers are the first to die. If liquor fattens, why is it that we See so many spindle shanked drunk ards ? Whiskey drinkers are often long, lank and lean, with so little flesh on their bones that the skin seems almost to cling to them, and so totter ing are they in their step that the wind is ready to blow them away at any moment, and so shaky do they Decomc in tne end, that it requires all the strength and steadiness of both hands to carry a glas3 of grog to their lips. llaWs Journal of Health. Ihey have turned up an ancient grasshopper in Missouri measuring four inches in length, an inch across the back, and having hind legs three and ono half inches in length. It is supposed to be the grasshopper men tioned by the preacher as likely to 'become a burden." A Kansas gardener ha3 raised sweet potatoes three feet long. Jareb Gropp sat in his little shop upon his bench, and pegged and tap ped away merrily upon his well worn knees. He was a jolly fellow, this Jareb poor, 'tis sure, but just poor enough to be free of care. He owned the roofed bos in which he worked, and also owned the small thatched cot joining it. In the cot he lived with his wife and seven children, and in the shop he worked cheerfully all the day long. He was not afraid of robbers, for he had nothing worth car rying off, and he feared no man for he never did any one a wrong. A merry fellow was Jareb Gropp. He sang as he pegged, and his joyous notes only lacked musical sound to make them attractive. He was built after the same pattern a3 were his cot and shop. He was short and dumpy, with a round, shiny, good natured face, and with a bald placehough he was only five and forty years old. " Troll de rol do loll Iardo T sang Mr. Jareb. " Fol de lol de riddle de lol rinc tum !" sounded a voice from the inner door. Jareb looked up and saw his wife. " D'ye see the nice shoes ?" " Yes, my love." " 'Ti3 the last work in the castle. Xot another place to put a peg have I got by mc. We'll shut the grate and lower the draw bridge, put the warder on guard, and call up our coach, eh ?' " You mean we'll go and Talk ?'' " I do." " Shall I put on my silk satin, or my new velvet ?'' " Put on all of them ny dear. We'll make an appearance. Hi tol de rol de ri do! there, there (tap) that's the last peg. and old Smith's shoes arc done. Smith Smith, didn't you ever feel thankful youruame warn't Smith. Ileppy, eh ? There was a Smith put in jail last week for robbin' somebodv. But ve never heard of Gron's being put in jail never. Now, my dear, we'll be off. Bring up trie little Groppses." Hardly had Ileppy departed when a man made his appearance at the shop door. lie was an old rr.an, very well dressed in black throughout, car rying a gold headed cane, ard wear ing a watch of the same precious ma terial. ' Are you a cobbler V he asked, as he entered. " I wa3 two minutes ago, sir, but I'm an old feudal baron now, sir. Lady Gropp is going to ride out, sir, and I'm to attend her.'" j Eh are you the man that does mending? mending boots and shoes? asked the visitor, moving back apace, as though he thought the strange fel low before him wa3 crazv. Yes, sir," answered Jareb. " I'm the man ; but you see my wife hasn't walked out for more than a month. I just tossed off the last bit of work I had in the shop. I had hurried it amazingly, and was just agoing to take a run down by the river with her and the little ones." " Aha I see," said the old gentle man, smiling- " Xow just run and tell your lady to wait for you half an hour, and I'll satisfy her for it. I am in a hurry; the stage leaves in an hour, and my boot has given out. Come, you won't refuse mc under such circumstances ?" " Hi dum do fol lo ; well, I s'pose I must stick to my business." Thus speaking Jareb left the shop, aud when he returned he put on his apron again and settled into his low seat. Ihe old man took off his coat, and sat down, and the cobbler pulled off the fractured boot; it was ripped ! badby. Jareb made him a stout wax ed end, singing merrily the while. " You seem to be a happy fellow," remarked the visitor, after he had watched Jareb's good natured face awhile. " Why shouldn't I be ? I owe no man anything, have my health, and love to do my work." " You have laid by something, I sup pose, for a rainy day ?" pursued the stranger. " Ay, thousands upon thousands of dollars, sir !" cried Jareb, giving his awl a furious punch. " What, so much as that ?" " Ha ! I'd like to show 'em to ye, sir. They might have dirty faces seven of the best natured children ye ever saw, sir, and stout and rugged, too." " Ah ! I meant to ask you if you had not managed to lay by a little money, my good man ; you seem steady and industrious enough." " Money 1" repeated Jareb with a comical leer. " Does a man lay by money when he's building himself hou ses and gardens ? ' Xo, sir. Xor does a man make money when he makes a half crown a day, and rears seven children. Them leetle 'urns will take care of me when I am old, never fear." " Then you live contented on your scanty fare ? said the old man, re garding the cobbler rather enviously. "Just as contented as the day is long, sir. And whv shouldn't I. I won t starve while there s a crust of bread in the house, or a ripped shoe in the village. I should like money if I could have it, but I would not pass one day or night of discontent for all the money in the world." "And if you have money what would you do with it ?" For the first time Jareb looked so ber. When he spoke all his lightness of manner was gone, and his voice was tremulous. "Well I'll tell," he said, while the twitching of his nether lip showed that he felt deeply. "I can't help thinking that my lit tle ones aren't comin' ud as some folks little ones are. They are good, honest and happy ; but if they could i i .... nave a cnance to get a leetle more laming than their poor old father's got, I would be glad. I can't help thinkin as how there m'ght be bright mind amongst them, to make a lawyer, or doctor, or may be a min ister: but never mind, they're in God's hands." The boot was finished, and the old man took out a gold guinea. "I have no change for such a piece, sir,' said Jareb. "I don't want any change. A shil ling is to pay you for mending my boot, and the rest for yonr wife and children to pay for the loss of their walk. Come, don't disappoint me." Jareb took the coin, and although hi3 thankfulness was deep, its expres sion was simple and polite. The old man put on his boot and went away. Jareb went into the house and showed his wife the treas ure which made them feel as rich as monarchs. When he returned to his shop, the first thing he saw was a green silk purse; he picked it up and found it full of gold ; he ran to the hotel, but the stage had gone, and the old gen tleman had gone in it; so the old cobbler returned to hi3 cot with the purse in his hand. "What shall we do with it?" he in quired. The wife pondered a while, then replied : "Let's take it down cellar and hide it. Then we shan't be robbed of it, nor lose it, and when he comes back we shall have it for him." "But he may never come, Heppy." "Then we will have it for the chil dren, and may use it." "Heppy, my delight, you are right." So they went down into the cellar and removed a stone from the wall, and having rolled the purse up in many thicknesses of paper, put it in the hole and then put the stone back a3 it was before. The next day the cobbler watched for the stage when it came back. This he did every day for two months, but no old man came. At the end of that time Jareb was taken sick ; he was very poor, too. Many a night the children went eup pcrless to bed. "Jareb," whispered Ileppy, "there is gold in the cellar." "Don't ! 0, neverspeak of it again I" gasped Jareb. "I've thought of it ! there's gold there, 'tisn't ours, Heppy !" "I didn't ineau we'd take it, Jareb," cried the wife, -I only thought you musn't die !"' "I shaut die, honey ; but I should die if wc took that. 'Tisn't ours, Ileppy.", At;er many days Jareb Gropp was able to walk out. One pleasant au tumn day as he hopped alonj on a crutch and a stafl, he saw the state coach coming. It passed him, and he saw that same while ''Look at the purse! Didn't you see that name ?" And as the man spoke he showed her a name worked in gold thread, but which she had not detected. But she read it now-George Munson. Then she looked into the time worn face, aud gradually the features of one she had loved in years long gone were revealed to her. It was her brother her own brother George. Presently Jareb Gropp saw his wife in the old man's arms, and with one bound he reached the floor. "There," he cried, "now see I Sup posin' I'd taken that gold. If I had, we'd never have known George Mun son. I tell ye there's always a sun beam sure to fall upon a good action. George, how d'ye do ? Ain't I glad now that we didn't touch the gold ? How could I ever look my wife's brother in the face of it ? How d'ye do how d'ye do ?" The last half of this speech had been made with the old man's hand in his hand, for even then the thought had not worked itself into Jareb's mind that any pecuniary good was to grow out of this. But it was indeed Heppy's own brother, and one of the chief objects he had in view, when he set out on his travels, was to find hi3 sister, if pos sible. He had forgotten her hus band's name, having heard it but once in India, aud then only casually in conversation with a man who had just come there. The old man wa3 rich ; and now he had found the only living relative he had on earth, he re solved to settle down with her. Years passed happily in that house hold, for as Uncle George had sud denly become thawed out from the ice of misanthropy and lonesomeuess, and as Jareb hal full as suddenly been lifted up from the dark depths of poverty and want, they found them selves moved by a spirit of joy and gratitude that wouldn't be cured. Mormonism Among the Poor. .1. r.r .1 - 1 rri upon mc ujx wun me unvcr. ise poor cobbler hurried on, aud when he reached the tavern he found the old man standing in the hall. "Ah ! this is the merry cobbler ?" asked the stranger. "I am the cobbler who mended vour boot last spriurr, .-ir." said Jareb. "Yes I know," said the man, "and the driver tells me you have been sick." A Corinne, Utah, letter, says that there one frequently meets with those who have extricated themselves from their former Mormon thraldom, the most of them being women who had been forced into a state of concubin- haired old man ' age, or young girls who had run away sick-, sir yes, very ' i have been sick." 'Your family suffered much then ?" "Some but that isD't the thing, now. Did you lose anything the day you came to my shop ?" "Lose! Did vou find anything?" "Yes. sir." "Was it a green silk purse?" "Yes, sir." "With fifty gold guineas in it?" "I don't know what was in it. If you will go down with me, you shall have it." The stranger regarded the cobbler for some moments in silence, and final ly said he would go ; so Jareb led the way to his little cot. "Here, my love," said the cobbler addressing his wife, "let us have a candle the gentleman has come for his purse." "We haven't got a candle, Jareb, but I have something that will an swer." And thus speaking, Ileppy went out, and when she returned brought with her a pine knot, which she light ed by the fire. Jareb took this and turned toward the cellar, and the stranger followed him. "I can get it, sir." "Go on I'll follow you." The cobbler said no more, but hob bled down the narrow steps, and when he came to that part of the wall where the purse had been concealed, he re moved a stone and drew forth a paper parcel all damp and mildewed, and returned to the upper room, where it ' was unfolded, and the pur3e returned uninjured. "Here is your purse just as I found it." Tho old man emptied out the broad pieces and counted them just fifty of them. He returned them to the purse, and looked into Jareb's face. "Have vou suffered for want of money during your sickness ?" he inquired. "Much, much," was the answer. "And you had this gold by you all this time ?" "It wasn't ours, sir, and we did not touch it. We are poor, but honest, though we're not very larned." "May I asK your name ?" "We go by the name of Gropp." "Gropp? Gropp? Gropp?" repeat ed the old man, fixing his gaze not upon Jareb, but his wife. "You're not from England, are you ?" turning to Jareb. "Yes, sir," answered the cobbler. "From what part ?" "From Daventry, among the hills of Xorthampton." "And what was your name before you was married ?" the old man asked of the good wife. "My maiden name was Hepsbath Munson, sir." "Were you from Daventry?" "Xo, sir. 1 was from Kibwarth in Leicester: I went to Daventry to live when I was sixteen." "You never had a brother ?" "Yes, sir. I had one George; he went off to India, and there he died. Poor George 1 He was a good boy he was good to me. He wa3 a smart young man when he went away." "How do you know he is dead ?" "Because we never heard from him, sir." "Hepsbath," cried the old man starting to his feet, "look at me I look at me, I say. See if you can tell me who I am. I remember of hearing that you had married a man named Gropp; but I could not find where yon had moved to. I was negligent very. But say, do you know me ?" It ain't George Munson 1" gasped Heppy, starting from her chair, and trembling hue an aspen. from their parents, in order to escape a similar fate. Most of the fugitives have friends among the Montana teamsters, who used to rendezvous at Salt Lake City when that town furnished supplies to their territory, previous to the completion of the Pacific Railway. In those days those wild wagoners of the mountains were received with favor among the Mor mons, spent their money freely and became well acquainted. The Mor. mon girls as they grow up, kuowing that they will be forced if they remain in Mormondotn to lead a polygamous life, early begin to plan some method for escape ; and hence those Montana boys, in whose honor they have the utmost confidence, are ofien impor tuned to act as their temporary protectors until they can get beyond the reach of the Church. They often accept the trust, and never betray it. The correspondent tells of two girls just arrived at Corinne. under such circumstances, aud the tale is itself a strong denunciation of the vileness and villanies of Brighatn Young's "religion," especially in it3 working3 among the poor people: "These poor creatures are nothing but child ren, no more than sixteeu or seven teen years of age, and yet the treat ment they had met with at the hands of their own parents aud certain dig nitaries of the church, or had reason to apprehend wa3 in store for them, had compelled them to abandon all of their relatives and homes, and, young and inexperienced as they are, without friends or means, to push about into the great world with com parative strangers." An older sister of one had already become the fifth wife of a church dignitary who had also bargained with the parents to take this one as soon a3 she was old enough. In both cases their parents are polvsramists, the lather ot one having three, and the other four wives. By each of these wives they have had from four to six children ; making a grand total of sixteen children born in one case, and thirteen in the other, some of whom are dead. The fathers being poor, both the mothers and their progeny, in each establishment, were huddled together in a single house of but one story, and of moderate dimen sions : the husband and two of his wives occupying the same apartment, and sometimes the same bed. The boys and girls sleep together indis criminately, or with but little assort ing, until the girls, reaching a consid erable size, would insist upon sleeping alone. The bed3 consisted, in most cases, merely of ticks filled with straw and thrown on the floor. In no case did they ever get any but the coarsest kind of food and frequently not enough of that, though forced to work constantly and always very hard the girls being obliged to labor out of doors, hoeing potatoes, chopping wood, and doing other worK generally elsewhere assigned to men. Their clothing was cf the poorest kind, and always insufficient, the children gener ally going barefooted Summer and Winter. These girls had received but little schooling, being barely able to read and scrawl their names in a scarcely intelligible maaner. Though quiet familiar with a class of subjects which it is usually though best to keep concealed from the youthful mind, I found them terribly deficient in general information, as well as in the most common rudiments of learn ing. Without being lewd, their tho'ts seemed to have been trained mainly to the contemplation of such subjects as courtship and marriage, therelation of the"sexes, theatres, and other frm olou3 amusements; and these, next to hard work for they are really industrious do constitute the most serious questions of life with thi3 people." Miscellaneous Items. Bazaine entered the army as a pri vate. Sweet clover grows six feet high in Utah. i There are just fourteen thousand Colonels in Colorado. Oregon is about sending a large shipment of wool to Boston. Farmers in Southern Kansas intend to plant cotton next season. Mrs. Mark Twain inherits a quar ter of a million dollars. A Boston lady's pins, when she is fully dressed, number 300. The population of Milwaukee will be about seventy thousand. The average salary of the clergy men in Xew Hampshire is $350. Milwaukee is said to be the largest grain market in the world. Topeka, Kansas, contains sixty-six gamblers and four policemen. Oskosh, Wis., will produce 50,000 pounds of Swiss cheese this season. Vanderbilt has fifteen children by his first wife, eleven of them daugh ters. A Missouri woman recently drown ed herself for fear lest she might die with a cancer. An Ohio youth 10 years old has been lodged in jail for whipping his mother and little brother. A nephew of Baron von Moltke is said to be a soldier in the United States Army, at San Antonio, Texa3. They are buying horses in Califor nia, at $20 a head, to transport to the Atlantic States. Ex-Rebel Gen. Sterling Price of Missouri, who recentlv died, left his widow and son $1,000,000. There were 64 fires in Xew York city in August, one-fourth of which were caused by kerosene accidents. Chcspeake College, Virginia, has been purchased by the government as a home for disabled soldiers. There is wealth enough in Boston to give, on an equal division, every man, woman, and child $3,000 each. The door between us and heaven cannot be opened, if that between us and our fellow men is shut. Josephine gave the first Xapoleon a good deal of trouble. It is Xancy that has bceu troubling Xapoleon III. Two Chinese have been received into a Congregational church in Oak land, California. San Francisco has as many liquor saloons as Cincinnati, with only half its population. A Missouri census taker found six ty pairs of twins in one county, all less than one year old. Paris ladies now wear the same 6tyle of hat that was worn one hun dred and five years ago. The greatest length of Xew Eng land is about 550 miles, and its great est breadth 300 miles. Good Health remarks that what people call "bile" is generally lobsters, clams, or some indigestible food. The population of the city of Trov, as shown by the census just taken, is 47,130. In 1865 it was 39,293. Vineland, N. J., ha3 a distillery, bnt on liquors are allowed to be sold in the township. Virtuous Vineland ! The progress of virtue in England is illustrated by the decreasing amount of conscience money annually remitted to the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Coffee leaves are now extensively sold in London for tea leaves, and afford a not unpleasant and innocuous beverage, very greateful to the palates of the poor. A young man in a Western town lately opened a clothing store and was sent to jail for it. The clothing store, it should be mentioned, belonged to an other man. The London Saturday Review says that, waiving prejudice and principle, it is inclined to hold the profession of spy preferable to that of ww cor respondent. Every lady who educates her ser fants in to greater truthfulness, fidelity, self-respect, and orderly ways of life is doing missionary work of the best sort. A Xew England spinster, who went out to Xevada about a year ago, writes home that she has already "a husband and a pair of twins, and hasn't really got acquainted yet." A tender-hearted ( ?) lady at Mon treal, Canada, tried to pour lead into the ear of her husband the other night while he slept. He caught her in the act and disfigured her for life. A rich German from Oshkosh went down to Fond du Lac lately, and mar ried a servant girl at the Potter House, on ten minutes acquaintance and the landlady's recommendation. A thunderbolt weighig thirty-five pounds was picked up in Green, coun ty Penn., some short time since, by a farmer named Banhard, who had seen it fall. It resembles hard sandstone. A duel between two colored gen- ; tlemen of Augusta, Ga., ha3 just been' averted, after a correspondence ex tending over three weeks and eight sheets of brown paper. A Southern census taker savs that they generally have to guess at the ages of the negroes. The freed men date their ages by family events, the time of which they cannot recollect. George Augustus Sala. who knows whereof he speaks, says : "A drunken man cannot enjoy a cigar at all: and a sober one cannot appreciate anv wine save thin claret while he is smoking." Leavenworth is said to boast of a man who is so tall that his likeness cannot be got into one picture. A local artist has painted his head and shoul ders, and announces that he will be "continued next week." A girl in St. Louis, who failed to receive a letter from her lover during an interval of twenty -four hours, com mitted suicide. The lover, who had been in jail for getting drunk, got out just in time to attend the funeral. A smart girl in Minnesota popped the question to her lover, asked the consent of her parents, procured a marriage license, ordered the wed ding breakfast, the carriage to convey them to the depot, and had a private A bride of a week in Ohio became conversation with the parson all the hopelessly insane last week from some same day. The young man had occu pied seven years in the effort to ask her to have him, and had failed every time. unknown cause. The average wages of all the labor ers employed in the coal mines of Belgium, including women and child- Eaton RaDid3 has a mairnetic SDrin:? nr. . t . o ren, are nuy cents a aay. so charged with electricity that a man, Friendship closes its eyes, rather after drinking a quantity of the water, than see the moon eclipsed ; while went into a blacksmith shop. and. malice denies that it is ever at the while talking with the blacksmith, sat full. Texas has a new game one holds a revolver, the other holds the cards. Shortly after the game begins a coro ner holds the inquest. The daughter of a wealthy citizen of Gorham, Michigan, died recently from tho effects of a bite from a pota to bug. A man in Oswego, X. Y., who was saved from drowning the other day, rewarded his preserver with a five cent piece. somebody has discovered tnat in forty years a snuff-taker devotes twentv-four months to blowing his nose. lne papers ot ew Url3an3 are complaining of the heavy crop3 of grass and weeds growing in some of the streets. The smoke from the burning woods in Oregon is so dense as to interfere with the navigation of the Columbia river. down on the anvil. When he got up the anvil stuck fast to him, and he had to have it amputated. The people are going to build a hotel there, and . drive all the blacksmiths away. A man in Harrison county, Mo., but an end to his existence the other day in a novel manner. In his travels he came to a larm where men were threshing out grain, and asked leave to drive the machine. Finally he got permission to feed it, and having fed for some time Dodded to the driv er to put on more power. Standing still until the cylinder was flying ar ound at a rapid rate, and every one had become alarmed at the swift mo tion, he jumped head foremost against the butt of the cylinder and was in stantly killed. A man named James Jason, recent ly returned from prison in Icdana, after serving a sentence of twenty three years, to find his old home occu pied by his son, grandson and great- rvt4nr1annfl TTa tit a a Pf rr t wr r rrifl y 3 I .nrrno r n Arnrrman in I 'inntnnotl 1 " . . aJ . otase waea he was sent to cridon. tnat he took: six mornnme Dills in stead of one, and died. Importation op Pkize Cattle.. An Indiana lady of 114 is still ac- Tho Liverpool Mercury ot the nd tivc enough to fulfil all her maternal instant has tho following particulars duties toward her little girl of seven- 0f the cattle just brought out by tho ty-eight. There are eight or nine pin facto ries in Connecticut. One of them turns out 600,000 pins per day, or 2,. 191,000 per year. The imports of Brazil to this coun try have increased from $9,800,000 in 1865, to nearly $25,000,000 during the last year. A Detroit German recently became "Sir," said the astonished landlady to a traveler who had just sent hi3 cup forward for the seventh time, "you must be very fond of coffee." "Yes, madam, 1 am," he replied, " or I should never have drank so much water to get a little." Bieamer ".North American lor .air. Cochrane ofCompton: "The steamer 'Xorth American,' be longing to the Allan line, which leaves the Mersey thi3 day tor Canada, will convey from our shores one of the larg est and most valuable collections of agricultural stock ever exported by one person. The enterprising gentle man who is thus engaged in the worK crazy over tho European war, and, 0r improving the breed of cattle in armed with a scythe, began doing sen- Canada is Mr. M. H. Cochrane of tmel duty on the streets. Compton and Montreal, Canada, who Laconia, X. H., is to have a new for some months past has been col brick hotel, 135 feet long, three sto- lecting from the most famous herds ries in front, with French roof, and of the United Kingdom the very lest four in the rear. stock he could procure, without re- English journals boast that their gard to cost. The animals comprise navy is stronger now than it ha3 ever 39 shorthorn cows and heifers, and been since Great Britain was first one bull; two pure Alderney cows; called the mistress of the seas. 24 Cotswold sheep, including the Some frenzied Frenchmen in the prize pen at the late Royal Agricul department of Dordogne burned to tural Show at Oxford ; 19 prize pigs death an inoffensive young man sus- of the Berkshire and small white pected of being a Prussian spy. breeds ; an entire cart horse and a . , . . , splendid hunting mare, the total cost A cargo of tea is now sent from La8 , geea littIe 8UOrt of Shanghai or Foo Chow to Xew York, Q m The yalue o the short horn via San Francisco, in fifty days, at a t0Jkmaybe jud d from the fact cost of only $9. 25 per 100 pounds, that lwoJof tbeVtfers cost 2,500, a One of the first citizens of St. Lou- .year-oia cow i(500 guineas, and is has just been prosecuted by the Po- 80me of tflQ otner glock in the same lice Court for reprimanding his wife proportion. Every arrangement which so that she couldn't Bit up for three can gecure tho Bafe transport of the weeks. animals lias been made on board the England keeps 20,000 people at steamer ; and it is to be hoped that work in the post office department on the spirited enterprise will be crowned Sundays, and the "Lord's Day Rest with success, and that Mr. Cochrane Association" protests against the will safely land his valuable herd at practice i Montreal." : if i Si !. n m if. ill it ' 5: