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World Better late than Nerer A'. I'. World JJovn with the Mansard Jixckange How the Sun Caught a Thief. Imckange Hove Gossip Increases Melange . SlCOXD PAGB. Xditorial Paragraphs Kjeehanae . Compilation Books anp tpers. . J, ewe of the Week Hots C'hromosars mods Exchange Thud Pass. Strangers' Guide.. is...; .. nuM. I .'"rT, ""r"' i Local iv . i A mong Our Neighbors ...!- Mann Markets, Home and Foreign Fourth Page. Jfmc Jenet Spent her Money Xmehanos A grtcultural Compilation Heligious Neyes Compilation Practical Hints. Compilation Alia. SEASONS BLESSED. BY BOBIET LBIGHT ON. THE village lies ia mist ; the ronadiag- hill Are somewhere seea ; the rime lie. wbMe aiong The fields ; and on the gable robin trills ills lone late autuma s ong. - The trees droon in the tor. their dark leaves fall Sheer down, like dreaming stones that make no souna; The nnseen mill and far-oft trains seem all Beat, beatina under ground. The life of summer hassrone out : but. lo I Each season takes the heart : to-day we mist The oatmy sunshine, lignuy let it go, And turn to fireside bliss. igiPROVIflATlOKl, That if we lose the seasons That seem of our happiest choice. That life is fuller of reasons To sorrow than rejoice, . -That Time is richer in treasons, And Hope has a faltering voice T The dreams wherewith we were dowered Were Kifts of an ignorant brain; The troth has at last overpowered - The visions we have clung to in vain: But who could resist as a coward, The knowledge that cometh from pain t For the love, as a flower of the meadow, The love that stands firm as a tree For the stars that have vanished in shadow, The daylight, enduring and free - For the dream of the dim Kl Dorado, A world to inhabit have we 1 SKATING. BT BOBBRT K. WBRIS. AND so the waiting ends at last. The little hand falls like a leaf ' To mine, that fain would hold it fast ; For. after waiting, joy is brief, Aud sweeter moments sooner past. And now together, side by side, Too swiftly o'er too short a way Of sunl it ioe we smoothly gl ile. While all too soon the perfect day Is leaving us unsatisfied. Too short a way for hearts that yearn ; So far, no farther go the rest ; But hope for ns, whose souls discern A longing hard to be suppressed. Shall we suppress it and return T - Would we could leave all this to-day, This little course, and skate afar. . Till all the twilight changed to gray. And overhead rose many a star v ' ' -To light us further on our way I Why not lielieve onr hearts, obtain This perfect day the offered grace. And so live lives not all in vain r And yet she will not here's the place : Suppress the hope we turn again. The Drunkard's Bible. riRS. 8. C. HALL. ! HERE is more money made in the public line than in any oth er, unless it be pawnbroking," said Martha Hownley to her brother; "and I do not see why you should feel nnoomrortable. You are a sober man; since I have kept your house, I never remember of seeing you beside yourself; indeed, I know that weeks pass without your touching beer, much less wine or spirits. If you did not sell tlieui, somebody else would And were you to leave 'the Grapes' to morrow, it might be taken by those who would not have your scruples. All the gentry say your house is the best con ducted In the parish " "I wish I really deserved the compli ment," interrupted Mathew, looking up from his day-book. "I ought not to content myself with avoiding beer, wine and spirits; If I believe, as I do, that they are injurious alike to the character unci health of man, I should, by every means in my power, lead others to avoid them. ; "But we must live, Mathew ; and your good education would not keep yon we must live!" ...... "Yes, Martha, we must live! but not the lives of vampires;" and he turned ., . i . , - i rapidly over the accounts, noting and i-iMnik'i ri ii ir ami aMminirltr Qhani-hAil in I comparing, and seemingly aDsoroed in calculation. : . . Martha's eves became enlarged ly cu riosity the small, low curiosity which has nothing iu common with the noble spirit of inmiiry. She believed her brother wise in most things; but in her heart of hearts she thought him foolish in worldly matters. Still, she was curi ous; and yielding to what is considered a feminine infirmity, she said, "Mathew, what is vampires f -- - Mathew made no reply ; so Martha who had been "brought up to the bar' by her uncle, while her brother was dreaming over an unproductive farm troubled as usual about "much serving. and troubling all within her sphere by worn-out and shriveled-up anxieties, as much asbv the necessary duties of active life looked at Mathew as if speculating on his sanity. - Could he be thinking of arivlner no his business, because or that which did not concern him ! but she would "manage him.'? It is strange how low and cunning persons do often manage higher and better natures than their own. "Martha," he called at last In ft loud voice, "I cannot afford to give longer credit to feter Urott. "I thought he was one of your best customers; he is an excellent workman ; liis wife has much to do as a clear- starcher ; and I am sure lie spends ev ery penny ne earns here" snch was Martha's answer. "Aud more!" replied . Mathew, " more : vv hy, last week the score was eighteen shillings besides what he paid lor. - "He's an honorable man, Mathew," nersisted Martha. "It is not Ion fir since lie brought me six-tea-spoons and a su gar-tongs, when i refused mm Drandy (he will have brandy). They must have belonged to his wire, for they had not tr, C. on them. butE. something; I forgot what." Mathew maxed wroth. "Have I not told vou." he said "have I not told you that we must be content with the flesh aud blood, without the bones and marrow of these poor drunkards? I am not a pawn-broker to lend money with a man's ruin. I sell, to be sure, what leads to it, -out that is his fault, not mine." "Ton said just now it too yours Baid his sister, sulkily. "Is it a devil or an angel that prompts your worus, martnar" exclaimed Math w, impatiently; then leaning his pale, thoughtful brow on his clasped hands. he added, "But, however much I some times try to get rid of them, it must be lor my good to see facts as they are. Martha would talk ; she looked upon a last word as a victory, "iie must have sold them whether or not, as he has done all his little household comforts, to pay tor what he has honestly drank and 1 might ns well have them as any one else. Mv money paid for them, and in course of the evening went into your tin. it's very hard if, wit.h- all my la- -uor, l can t turn an honest penny in a A VOL. II. "NT). 23. bargain sometimes, without being chid, as if I were t babv." 1 "I am fore I y beset,' murmured Math ew, closing the book with hasty vio lence: "sorely beset ; the earn on one side, the sin a the other; and she goads me, and pnts things in the worst light ; never was man so beset," he repeated, helplessly; and lie Mid .truly- he; was beset oy Hijtrmtty of- pttrpott-vax mean, feeble, pitiful frustrator of so many good and glorious intentions. it is at once a uiessed ana wondertui thing how 'the little grain of "good seed" will spring up aud Increase if the soil De at all productive, bow it win rructiry ! A great stone may he placed right over it, and yet the shoot will forth aidAWfiTB. nerhflna. after a Ion?, noise- less strncp-ie amidst tne weiirnt ot earth . J ? . . r . . . , po , . - . o ,., ... a wnne, sienuer wing, ime a un of thread that falls from , the clipping scissors of a little heedless maid creeps up, twists itself round the stone, a little, pale, meek thing, tending uqward be coming a delicate green in the wooing sunlight strengthening in the morning, when birds are singing at mid-day, when man is toiling at night while men are sleeping, until it pushes away the stone, and overshadows its inauspi cious birth-place with strength and beauty. Yes I where- good'seea has Deem sown, there is always hope that, one day or other, it will, despite snares and pitfalls, despite scorn and bitterness, despite evil report, despite temptations, despite those wearying backsiidtngs which . give the wicked and the idle scoffers ground for rejoicing sooner or later it will fruc tify! All homage to the good seed i all hom age to the good sower! And who sowed the good seed in the heart of Mathew Hownley? Truly, it would be hard to tell. Perhaps some sower intent on doing his Master's busi ness, perhaps soma hand unconscious Tf the wealth It dropped, perhaps a young child, brimful of love, and faith, and trust in the bright world around, per haps some gentle woman, whose knowl edge was inspiration rather than an ac quirement, pernaps a ooia, true preach er of the world, stripping the sinner of the robe that covered his deformity, and holding up bis cherished sins as warn ings to the world ; perhaps it was one of Watts' hymns, learned, at his nurse's knee (for Mathew and Martha had en dured the unsympathiziug neglect of a motherless childhood), a little line, nev er te be forgotten, a whisper, soft, low, enduring, a oomfort in troubiea stvongr hold in danger, a retuge rroui despair. O what a world's wealth is there in a simple line of childhood's poetry Alar tha hersell often quoted the busy bee ; but her bee had no wings; it could muck in the. wax, but not fly ; for the lioaey. as to Mathew, wherever the seed had come from there, at all events, it was, struggling, but existing, biding its time to burst forth, to bud . and to blossom, and to bear fruit! ' ' ' The exposure concerning the spoons and sugar-tongs made Mathew so angry, that Martha wished she never had any thing to do with them; but instead of avoiding the fault, she simply resolved in her own mind never again to let Mathew know any of her little transac tions in the way of buying or barter, that was all! Mathew, all that day, continued more thoughtful and silent than usual, which liis sister considered a bad sign; he was reserved to h customers: nay, worse, he told a woman she con id not give gin to her infant at his bar, and positively refused, the following Sunday, taepep IiIn tionse at all.- Martha - asked Irlnvi H he vae iiuiL- He renliod. "Vhi!'S"h was "rekaindag liiS sense." i Hkn Martha thought it best to let bJea alone : he had been "worse," that Isaccording to her reading of the., word ''worse," before, taken the "dttDaps" tu the same way, but reoovared, tuid goae back to his busi ness "nice auiant. . Peter Croft, unable to pay i up his score., managed, nevertheless, to pay for what ;hink; For a vhole- week. Martha would not listen, tojbia. proposals cor payaient "a Kind eveu tua . wile's last shawl could not tempt, her, theogh Martha 1-onfessetl.ilj wasa. beauty j; aud what possible ftsacoaW Mrs. Peter- -have for it now r it was so out of character with her destitution." She heard no more of it, so probably Uie -wretched husband disposed it elsewhere; this disap- bad it; she would -BoCi-be. such aiool ajrarn: Mathew was so-seldom in the bar that he coma not know what', sue did. Time passed on ; Martha thought she saw one or two symptoms of what she considered amendment iu her broth' er. ."Of course," she argued, "he will come to himself in due time." In the twilight' which ' followed . thai day, .reter uroit, paieentttadu-ty, the drunkard's redness in his eves, the drunkard's, fever on liis lips,'- lapped- at the door of the room off the bar, which was more particularly ALarttuV room ; it was, in fact, her watch-tower, the door trail KIUGU. cftuu uio Kav;n rwtMm Hvrvn. . an inh from the mj,fdle division. over - . 7 . . . half glazed, and the green curtain about this the sharp, observant woman might see whatever occurred, and no one could go In or . out, without; her knowl edge. j-'.i. J. XI. .X. v,..!'JL. w She did not say, "come in," at once she longed to know what new tempta tion he had brought her, for she-Mlt as sured he had neither money uor credit left. And yet she feared, "Mathew made such a worry out of every little thing." i ne next time he tapped at the window of the door, her eyes met his over the curtain, and then she said, "come in. in a penetrating sharp voice, which was anv thing but an invitation "l nave brought you something now. Miss how n ley: mat r know you won'i refuse to lend me a trine on," said the ruined tradesman ; "I am sure you won' refuse. Miss Hownley. Bad as I want the money, I could not take it to a pawn broker; and if the woman asks for it. can say I lent it, Miss Hownley ; you Know i can say mat." Peter Croft laid a bible on the table and folding back the pages with his trembling fin zers. showed that it w;i abundantly illustrated by fine engrav ings. Martha loved "Dictures;" she had taken to pieces a Pilgrim's Progress and varying the devotionalengravings it nau concaineu wicu aounuant cutting out from, illustrated newspapers! -and lew colored caricatures, had covered one side of a screen, which, when finished she considered would-be at once the comfort and amusement of her old age. After the drunkard partially exhibited its contents, -hestood by with -stolid in difference, while she measured the en gravings with her eye, looking ever and anon toward the screen. "Very well," she said, uttering a deliberate untruth witn uer np3, while ner mind was mate up what to do "very well ; what did you say you wanted for it?" He re peated the sum ; she took out exactly half, and laid the shining temptation on the table before him. "Have vou the heart. Miss Howulev." lie said, while fingering, rather than counting the money "have you the heart to oner me such a little for such a great deal!" , -., .... "If you have the heart to sell it.t fhav have the heart to offer such a price," she answered, with a light laugh ; "aud it is only a drunkard's bible!" Peter Crott dashed the money irom him with a bitter datb. "Oh, very well," she said ; "take It or leave it." She resumed her work. - The only purpose to which a drunkard is firm, Is to his own ruin. ' Peter Went to the door, returned.took up the money. "Another shilling. Miss? it will be in the till again before morning." Martha gave hira the other shilling; aud after he was fairly outof the room, grappled the book, commenced looking at the pictures in right earnest, and con gratulated nerseir on. her good bargain. In due time, the house was cleared, and i:iani hm mil' nn i jOJroJL.L:T U' li LJIAJ FAMILY PATERA inEKOTED, TO LITERATURE, SCIENCE, PAIXESVUXE LAKE COUNTY, OHIO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1872. she Went; to bed," plactng the1 bible on mS top of .her table, among a miscellaneous collection of worn-out d aster nnd - tat tered glass-clotlis, "waiting to be mended." . That night the master of "the Grapes" could not sleeprnore than onee lie fan cied be smelt fire; and after going- Into the unoccupied: rooms,: -and peeping through . the keyholes, and under the doors of those! that were oectrpied, he de scended to the, bar, and (finally- entered from the shelf, and placing the candle, sat down, listlessly turning over its leaves, out the top ot trie table would not shut, and raising it to remove the ob struction, Mathew. saw - a. large family bible ; pushing away the,, .day-book, he opened- the sacred volumes Oil It opened at the 23d chapter of Pro verbs, and.ag -if guided by sacred light, his eyes fell upon the 59th' terse, and he read I "Who hath woe?" who ha thr sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath bab bling? who Jttatli wounds , without cause-? who bath redness of yes? They that tarry long at the wine ; that go to seek mixed wine. "Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when fit giveth-its color in the oup, when itmoveth itself 'aright. ' ' - At the last it nitetn like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder." m i .. t i He dashed over the leaves In fierce dist pleasure, and, as if of themselves, they folded back at the 5th of Galations: 'EnvvinarJ murders, drunkenness: rif veiling, and such like: of the which' I tell you before, as I have also wlaYy ou in time oast, that thev which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of Ood." ".New and old," murmured ilathew to him self, ''am I condemned alike by the Old and New Testament." He - had re garded Intoxication and Its eonsequenees heretofore as a great social evil; the fluttering rags and the fleshless nones of the drunkard and his family, the broils, the contentions, the ill-feeling, the vio lence, the murders wrought bv thedread spirit of alcohol had stood in array be fore him as social crimes, as social dan gers; but he did net pall to Bind, if he really knew ,rthat the Wofd of "God ex posed alike its- destruction and its sin fulness.:. He was one of the many, who. however good and moral in themselves, shut their ears against the voice of the charmer, charm lie ever so Wisely ; aud though he often found wisdom and eo4rolatior in a linejof Watts'- hyini,- be rarely -went to tse-Fountain of living waters lor the strengthening and reiresn ing of his soul. He turned over the chapter, and found bn 'the'next page a collection of textSi written upon a strip of paper in the careful hand of one to whom writing was evidently not a lre- queut occupation, r-, . , T Proverbs, -the l. 23d. tehap " or 1 the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall clothe a man -withr rasrs." 1' Corinthiairs: 0th chnpteiylOth 'verso-i-',Not thieves,- ndr convicts, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the King dom of God." . . . . .... Again , that ; awful threat!'' .mur mured Mathew; "and have I; been the means of bringing so many of, my fellow-creatures under its ban?'.', . (- .. . 1 Samuel, the 1st chap- '"And Eli said unto her, How , long, wilt thou be araskenrtiput &way& toy wine, icoia thee." Luke 21 "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surleiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, -and so that day come upon you unawares." "Ah, that day," repeated the landlord, 'that tlayj the day Biuxt conie." t Ephesians, 5th chap. "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit'? . Proverbs 20th chart. "Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; aud. .whosoever is de ceived thereby is not wise. Woe to thee who selleth wine to thy neighbor, and mingleth strong drink to his de struction'. L i J- i,'i'vj,...i O He rose from tlie table, and paced up and down the little room : no eye but His who seeth all things looked upon the earnestness and agitation of that man ; no ear but the All-hearing heard his sighs, his lialf-mutte'red prayers to be strengthened for good. He said within himself : "Who will counsel -n)e in this matter ? to whom shall I fly for sympathy? whowill .tell aoe jWhat,,! ought to "do? how f'eihedyJ'the evils I have brought on others while in this business, -even wheri my Tleart was alive to its wickedness?" He had no friend to advise with, none who would do aught but laugh at and ridicule the idea of giv ing up a good business for conscience's sake; out so it was that it occurred to him "You have an Immortal Friend, take counsel of Him pray to him learn of Him trust Him; make His Book your guide;" and opening the Bible he read one other passage : "iveep ninocen cy, and take heed to the thing that is right, for that shall bring a man peace at last. t v POTiaei1ing6h""thlsbeS6ea rW Of1 irfeS so simple and so comprehensive, he turned back the pages, repeating it t over and ovar again, until he- came, to'jtlie the first flv-teaf, wherein were written the births, marriages and deaths of the humble family to whom thebibie had belonged; and therein, second on the list, be saw in a sun, halt-printed h add, the; uame .Emitui nan by, only daughter, of James aud Mary Jane Han by, born so-and-so, married at . such a date to Peter Croft! . , .- """Tatimn; lianbybomliT Ws-hatjve village; the little Jimina llauDy whom he had loved to carrv over the brook to school; by whose side in boy-love he had sat in the meadows; for whom he had gathered flowers, whose milk pail he had so often lifted over the church-stile, whom he had loved as he never eonld or did loye- woman since, whom he , would have married, if she; light-hearted girt that she was, could have loved ; the tall,T yellow, awkward youth, whom it was her pastime to laugh at, and her - delight to call "Daddy," was she thcu the wife, the torn, soiled, tattered, worn-out, . In sulted, broken-spirited wileot tnedruflKr ard Peter Croft! it seemed impotsible; her memory had been such a sunbeam from bovhood up; the refiner Of his na ture, the dream thatofteu came to him by day and night. ...Whilo passing . the parochial school, when the ; full ; title of : girls rushed from its heat into the thick citv air. his heart had often beat if the ringing laugh of a merry child? sounded use tne laugn ne once uiougur. music. aud he would, waten to see it the girl resembled the voice that recalled his earlv lovie. f .jut And I have helped to bring her to this," he repeated overand over to him self; "even I have clone this, this has been mv doing." , lie might, have con soled himself by -the argument, that if .feter urott had not drank at "the GraDes." he would have drank some where else; but - his seared conscience neither admitted nor sought an excuse aud after an hour or more of earnest prayer, with sealed' lips, bnt v sonl bowed down, at one moment by com tempt for his infirmity of purpose and at another elevated by strong resolves o great sacrifice. Mathew, carrying with' him the Drunkard's Bible, sought his bed. ; He slept Abe .feyei ish, , uui efresli- Ing sleep which so frequently succeeds fro ji emotion. He saw troops of drun kards, blear-eyed, , trembling, ghastly spectres, pointing at him with their shaking fingers, while, witli pestilential breath, ithey demanded "who had sold them poison." Women, too, drunkards or drunkards' wives, in 1 either case starved, wretched creatures, with scores of ghastly children, liooted him as lie passed through caverns recking of gin and hot with steam of all poisonous drinks! lie awoke just as the dawn was crowning the hills of his childhood with glory, and while its munificent beams were penetrating the thick atmos phere which hung as a vail before hi bedroom window. To Mathew the sunbeams came like heavenly messengers, winging their way tsrOTgh the darkness and chaos of trie wort for tbeworrd's-Mgrrtand Hfe: He had never thought of that before; but he though Lof aud -felt it then, and much good it did him, strengthening his good intent.. A positive flood, of light ponrd in i&reiigh a paiie of -glass vbfeh had been cleaned the prey ions morning, and played upon the coyer of .the poor Drunkard's Bible. .VJfstbew -bent his knees to the ground, his heart full of emotions, the emotions of hi' early and better nature, and bowing his head upon his bands- and prayed in honest resolve and earnest zeal. The burden of that prayee which escaped from between his lips in murmurs sweet as the murmurs of living waters, was, that God would have mere upon him, and keep him iu the right path, and make him, unworthy as he was, the means -of grace to others, to be God's instrument for good to his fellow-creatures ; to minister to the pros perity, the -regeneration of his own kind. Oh, if God would but mend the broken vessel, if He would but heal the bruised reed, if lie " would but ' receive him into his flock! Oh, how often, he re peated : "God give me. strength ! Lord strengthen me!" - " And he arose, as all arise after stead fast prayer, strengthened, and prepared to set about his work. I now quote his own account of what followed : "I had," he said, "fixed in my mind the-duty I was caned to perform ;: I saw it bright before me. It was now clear to me, whether I turned to the right or to the left;- there it was, written in letters of light. -I went down stairs, I locked the street-door, I brought a ladder from the back of my house to the front, and with my own hands, in the gray, soft haze of morning, I tore down the sign of my disloyalty to a good cause. 'The Grapes' lay in the kennel, and my first triumph: was achieved. I then descended to my cellar, locked myself in, turned all the taps, and broke the bottles into the torrentsof pale ale and brown stout wnicn ioameo around me. Jever once did my determination even waver. I-j vowea to aevoce -me remainder or my life to the destruction of alcohol, and to give mypowerand my means to reclaim and uor those who had ' wasted their substance and debased their characters beneath my roof. I felt as a freed man, from whom fetters had been suddenly struck oft'; a sense of manly independ ence thrilled through myframes Through the black and reekiwg arch of the beer vault, I looked iip to Heavn; I asked God again and again for the strength of purpose and perseverance which I had hitherto wanted all . my life. , While called a 'respectable man,' and an 'hon est publican,' I knew that I was acting a falsehood, and. dealing in the moral, perhaps the eternal, deaths of many of those careless drinkers, who had 'sor row, iand i torment, and : quarrels and wounds without cause.' even while I, who sold the incentives to sorrow and torment, and quarrels aiid wounds with out cause, know that they 'bit like ser pents and stung like adders. 'What ft' knave 1 had been ! erecting a temple to my own respectability on the ruins -of respectability, in my fellow-creatures! talking of honesty, when I was induc ing sinners to augment their sin by ev ery temptation that the fragrant rum, the white-faced gin, the brown bounc ing brandy, could offer all adulterated, altnnrrne as-myself, all rriathf ieven worse than their original natures by downright and positive fraud ; talking of honesty, as ir i nad been honest; going to church as if I were a .practical chris tian, and passing by those I had helped to make sinners with contempt upon my lip,ttna 3tandbyj' I ;am holier -'than thou!' in my proud heart, eveu at the time I was induciing men to become ac cessories to their own shame and sin, and the ruiuo theii: families,. , "Bitter, wi nappy tears Jot enitence gustied from my eyes as the ocean of if, iA&.imit-iti mil usueiut m tuas sweiAtsu, aud reiirSdand' seethed -around me. 1 1 opened the drain, and they rushed forth to adti to the, impurity or the Thames. Away Mrey go'. eaidv their power is past; they will never more turn the staggering workmen into the street, or nerve his arm to strike down the wife or child he is bound by the law of God and man to protect; never more send the self-inflicted fever' ef delirium-tremetis through the swelling veins ; never drag the last sinning trom the drunkard's hand ; never more iOiiench the fire on cottage hearth, or send the pale, over worked artisan's children to asupperless bed ; never more blister the lips of wo man, or poison the- blood of childhood ; never again inflict the Saturday's head ache, which induced the prayerless Sun day. Away, away! would that I had the power to so set adrift all the so per verted produce of the malt, the barley, and the grape of the world !' As my ex- c teinent.su heided, l. relt &UI1- mora re solved; the more I calmed down, the firmer 1 became. I was as a paralytic recovering the use-of '.his limbs; as a buna man restored to sight. The regrets and doubts that had so often disturbed my nana i gstnered -to emseives. into a mighty power, not to be subdued bv earthly motives or earthly reasoning. I telt the dignity ot a mission ; 1 would be a Temperance Missionary to the end of my days! I would seek out the worst among those who had - frequented 'the Grapes,': jind pour counsel and- advice, the earnest counsel and the earnest ad vice of a purely disinterested man, into ears so long deaf to the voice of the charmer. I was a free man, no longer filling my purse with the purchase money of sorrow, sin and death. I owed the sinners, confirmed to lead the old life ot sin in my house, 1 owed them atonement. But what did I not long to do for that popeEmraa?. When I thought ot her. oi ner once cneeriuiness, ner once innocence, her once beauty, I could have cursed myself. Suddenly my sister shook the door. She entreated me to come forth, i tor some - one -had toru down onr sign, aud flung it in the ken- nel..4W.hett ishowed her, the dripping taps ana xne uroiven Dotties, sne caueti me, and Delievecl me mad ; she never un derstood me, hut less than ever then. had, or. course more that one scene with her; and when I told her that instead of ale, l should sell coffee, and substitute tea for hrandy,she, like too many others, attaching an idea or feebleness and du plicity, and want of respectability to Temperance, resolved to find another home. We passed a stormy hour to gether, and among many things, she claimed the Drunkard s Bible; but that 1 would not part with. , -'I lost no time in finding the dwelling o Peter Croft?. Poor Emma ! If T had met her in the broad sunshine of a June day, I should not have known her; if I had heard her speak, I should iiave re cognized her voice among a thousand Misery for her had done its worst. Sbe upbraided me as I deserved. 'You,' she said, "and such as you. content with your own-safety, never think of the safety of others." Yon take care to avoid the tarnish andwretchedncss of drunken ness yourselves, while you entice other to sin.- i Moderation is your : safeguard but when did you think it a virtue in your customers?" "I told her what I had done, that iu future mine would be strictly a temper ance iiouse; that I would by every ineaus in my power undo the evil 1 had done. " 'Will that,' she answered in low deep tones of anguish, 'will that restor what I have lost? will it restore my bus band's character? will it save him, even if convicted,' from self-reproach ? will it open the grave, aud give ino back the child, my first born,' who, delicate from its cradle, could not endure the want of heat and blood, which the others have still to bnar? will it give us back the means squandered iu your house? will It efface the memory of the drunkard songs.and the imnuritv of the drunkard'; acts ? O Hathew I that you -should thrive and live, and grow rich and respectable uy what debased and debauched you fellow-orontnros. Ijonk!' she added, and her words pierced my heart, 'look ! bad I my young days over again, I would rather, supposing that love had nothing to do with my choice, I would rather appear with my poor degraded husband, bad as he has. been,' and is, at the bar of Godjthah kneel there as your wife ! You, cool-headed and moderate by nature, knowing right from wrong, well edu cated, yet tempting others to the destruc tion which gave you food and plenishing, your fine giii-place! your , comfortable rooms! your intoxicating drinks! the pleasant company? all, all! wiling the tradesman from Ids home, from his wife, from his children, and sending him back when the stars are fading in the daylight. Oh! -to what a home? Oh! in what a state!' . , " 'I do think, as you stand there, Mathew Hownley, well dressed, well fed, and respectable, yes, that is the word, "respeetable !" that you are, at this moment, in the eyes of the Almighty a greater criminal than my poor hus band, who is lying , upon straw with madness in his brain, trembling in every limb, without even a bible to tell him of the mercy which Christ's death pro cured for the penitent sinner at the eleventh hour!'" . "I laid her own bible before her. I did not ask her to spare me, every word was true ; I deserved it all. I went forth, I sent coal and food, and clothing into that wretched room ; I sent a physi cian ; I prayed by the bedside of Peter Croft, as if he had been a dear brother. I found him truly penitent; and with all the resolves for amendment which so often fade in the srnshine of health and strength, he waHed over his lost time, his lost means, his lost character, all lost; all God had given, health, strength, happiness, all gone, all but the love of his ill-used and neglected wife ; shat had never died! 'And remember,' she said to me, "there are hundreds, thousands of casesad a3 his in England, in the Christian land we live in! Strong drink fills our jails and hospitals with sin, with crime, with disease, with death; its mission is sin and sorrow to man, woman, and child; under the oloak of good-fellowship it draws men together, and the "good-fellowship" poisons heart aiid mind! Men become mad under its influence. Would any man not mad, squander his money, his money, his character and bring himself and all he' is bound to cherish to the verge of the pauper's grave ; nay, - into it? Of five families in this wretched house, the mothers of three, and the fathers of fonr, never go to their ragged beds soter; yet they tell me good men, wise men, great men, refuse to- promote temperance. Oh, they have never seen how the palf-pint grows to the pint, the pint to the quart, the quart to the gallon. i ney nave never watched for the drunk ard's return, or experienced his neglect or ill-usngey never" had "the last penny tor their children's3 tread- turned into pirits, never woke to the knowledge, tiiat though the snow of December be a foot on the ground, there is neither food nor fire to -strengthen for the day's toil!' ----- "Poor Emma ! she spoke like one in spired; and though her spirit was sus tained neither by flesh nor blood, she seemed to find relief in words. When I ; spoke to her of the future with hope, she would not listen; Ko.' she said, 'my hope for him and for my- eeii is oeyonu the grave, we can not rally ; those flerce drinks have branded his vitals, burnt into them. Life is not for either of us I wish his fate, and mine, could warn those around us; but the drunkard, day after day, sees the drunkard laid in his grave, and belore me last eartn is thrown upontnc coffin, the quick is following the example set by the dead, f another, and another gla?s !' , , .,. , 'She was right. Peter's days were numbered; and when she knelt beside his colli u, she thanked God fof his peni tence, and offered up a prayer that she might be spared a little longer for her children's sake. That prayer gave me hope ;- she had not spoken then of hope, except of that beyond the grave. m y menus jested at mv attention to the young widow, and perhaps I urged her too soou to become my wife. She turned away, with a feeling which I would not, ir 1 could, express. Her heart was still with her husband, and she found no rest until she was placed beside him in the crowded cuurch-vard. The children live on, the son, with the unreasoning craving tor strong drink, which is so frequently the inheritance of the drunkard's child, the daughters, poor weakly creatures, one, that little deformed girl who sits behind the tea- counter, and whose voice is so like her mother's; the other, a suffering creature. unable to leave her bed, and who occu pies a little room at the top of what was the Grapes. Her window looks out upon a number of flower-pots, whose green leaves and struggling blossoms are coated with blacks, but she thinks them the freshest and most beautiful in the world!" ADVERTISEIuTEIVXS. BT THOS. K. BEECHER. "What lots of advertisements ! Who reads them, I wonder? I'm sae I don't!" Until last week 1 confess myself to have been in sympathy with such senti ments, and to have otten snoken words to the same effect, unwisely, as I now see. For, being forced to be idle, like a traveler waiting at a railroad station for tardy train, I took up the Christian Union Feb. 7th and actually read its pages of advertisements through, and with proht, 1 tound. Ihe daily newspaper, with its freight of news and entertainment, would be impossible but for the- advertisers. The general rule holds, that ninety-nine of everv hundred newspapers must sus pend publication if their income from advertisements should cease. - Liberal advertisers, therefore, should be looked upon gratefully by all who are pleased and profited by periodic lit erature. thank vou, gentlemen. As I read the five pages aforesaid, I found my past life and the changes wrought in me bv time and experience very vividly revealed. It doth not yet appeal what we shall be. It did not then appear to me twenty years ago what I am. Let any one read five or six pages of miscellaneous advertise ments and note the ones which would once have been very attractive, stimulat ing immediate desire. ' Notice others that have never been in the least attract ive, and others still that now arrest at tention, and . by these assorted adver tiseinents one gets at a vision of the changes that have been wrought in taste and consciousness. . A newspaper, as it is provided for all ages, and as advertisers purvey for all tastes, oners, as it were, a scale or lite by which one may measure not his year.- but his age; for years belong to the llesh only, but age is a matter that lays hold ot more subtle and spiritual qualities If any one would know how far they have traveled or how much they have uacKsiiduen, tney win nnd in the adver tisements of a large newspaper a scale ot spiritual mites, by winch they mav measure themselves with vividness and accuracy. The questions that arose in my mind as 1 read, which my present iutorina- tion was not able to answer questions ot geography, history, and mechanics and finance these questions have su gusted to me tbc value of advertisements Ri the school-room. I suspect that any teacher will find the foundation in the advertising columns of any commercial newspaper lor better lussous in gc ography, and a better, because more telligcut use ot atlasses than in any text-book now in use. . Geographical questions tlo not peculiarly abound 1 the advertising columns of the Christian Union. But if a copy of the Jonrnal of Commerce or the Fhinpinu Uriiister. or of IT iv AGRICULTURE, any trade3 journal, were Jaid upon the teacher's desk, I suspect that the twenty questions that must necessarily arise while reading a half-column advertise ment will be tound to more stimulate curiosity and industry, and to bring more diversified information to the ad vanced classes iu geography than in any other task or lesson that can be as signed. . ,. Moreover, lessons of language, its use and abuse, and profitable criticisms of the same, will be found teeming in the columns of our free American newspa pers, where everv advertiaer is allowed to express himself as he will. Hy boys, is it in good taste to say "A patent lightning saw?" Shall we' advertise thunderbolt axes? Shall we say "La- ies' solid gold hunting-case watches," without a hyphen? Is "a first-class sewing-machine" good English? '-We are assured that the Songs of Salvation gives entire satisfaction." Is this a cor rect sentence r "Any twenty pieces or sheet music for one dollar." Is there any fault in that? It is but fair to say that the pages ot the Christian Union seem to have been carefully edited, so that faulty sentences do not abound. Nor by quoting the above do I mean to imply that they are all of them faulty. Some of them seem so. yet are not. I quote them as profitable samples of crit icism to throw out in a school-room ; far better than the cut and dried stock or illustrations found in our English gram mars. To that great nuber of outlying peo ple waiting for something to turn up by wnicn tney may get a living, what bet ter reading is possible than page after page of advertisements? He must be' of sluggish temperament, indeed, who, stimulated by. the unbounded variety of suggestion found in advertising! col umns, is not quickened to some useful notion. It is very difficult to sit in one's chair and think up what to do ; but wnen the panorama ot ousy lite is set in motion before a waiting man's eyes, it would seem as if sooner or later some thing would come along which would set mm tuiukmg in a new new channel. and prompt hiin to a possible industry. By this I do not mean that people wfio are waiting for a place will probably find a place advertised. For if a place be advertised and they rush to fill it they will probably find fifty or five hundred more before them. Bnt I mean that higher good which comes to an intelli gent man ' when he himself is set on thinking by noticing . what it is that other men are thinking and wanting. A trne man win make nis own place. And this lias set me . wondering whether the children of this world are not wiser in their generation than the children - of , light; in ; other ; words whether the publishers are not wiser than the editors and preachers in being wnii ing to publish good things about their so-called rivals. I wonder whether a minister in his pulpit, is wise or fool ish When he refuses to give notices, real hearty notices, about his brother minis ters and sister churches. I suspect the truth to be that he helps himself aud bis own work best who reaches out a hand of greeting and shouts a word of wel come' to the men around liim who are working for the same ends. Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, yet he walketn not with us. Kebnke him not, replied Jesus, for there is no man that can do a good work In my name that can lightly speak evil of me. May not our denominations themselves learn a lesson of Christian sagacity, not to say charity, from our denominational newspapers in their different claims I And clergymen, too, who have need to bring forth things new and old out of tue Lieasury ut kiieu. pious imagination, will they not nnd on the advertising pages of a newspaper, suggestions as to the occupations ot men, and consequent ly their habits of thought? , Will not the wnoie community, nrst and last. pass hefore his eyes if he read with in telligence the nags which they hang out declaring what they are doing and what they are wanting, and how they propose to win to themselves the gain which all desire ? Will not the preacher who reads the utterances of advertisers learn the dialect of the people? And when he is all aglow with some magnificent Christian truth wilt he not be able to cause it to shine reflected by a new and unexpected object, when bis imagina tion is peopled not merely with crea tions lor it is very exhausting work to create, but also with accumulations of fact and experience, that will come roll- ng in upon him if he reads the advertis ing pages of a newspaper ? . Oil the whole I am a convert. I have established a new habit. I Jiave made a good resolution. I am going to read the advertisements. And I have no ques tion that the singular and growing ex cellence that my people will detect in my sermons hereafter will be due in great measure to this excellent habit which I have founded so broadly." l torgot to say mat one use ot our ad vertisements is to let folks know where they can find the things which they want, besides helping them to want the tilings which they find. AS BETWEEN GENTLEMEN. Patience and self-control, when ac-re- corapamed by adequate pecuniary sources, are seldom deterretl trom the most signal triumph over adversity, and the distrust ot their efficacy sometimes manifested by individuals who have tried them incompletely, or without the financial essential, should not be allowed to cast doubt upon the general rule in any dispassionate mind. The patience inducing lortitude under disappoint ment or disaster, the self-control oppos ing indomitable suavity of manner to humiliation or temporary defect, and a command of monetary reserves sufficient lor the retrieval ot present mishap 03 future judicious bargain or investment, are a Combination of capacities to which the most spirited assaults of misfortune are rather agreeable than otherwise, since they afford it opportunities of en viable display for the admiration and applause of the whole moral world. Such admiration and plaudit seem to nave been lairly earned by a gentleman named Barngrover, of the town of Franklin, Ind., as the following narra tive, revised from the Indiauaiwlis Journal, may serve to show : In June of the last summer a Miss Jennings, only daughter of the Mavor of the above town, was betrothed to Mr. Barngrover, who, being a respectable and thriving nropri etor of the fashionable livery-stablo of the place, received the congratulations ot the best society upon his good fortune, There had been rumors ot a previous tender sentiment between the young lady and one Davis, an express messen ger on the Martinsville Railroad, but, of course the announcement of the be trothal cuded nil speculation in that dt rcction, and preparations for the wed ding proceeded apace. Great, then, was the popular marvel when, 111 July, 011 the day before that which had been named for the impressive ceremony, Miss Jennings persuaded Mr. Bariigrb- vcr to lend her one of his very neatest equipages at livery for an alleged visit to a particular lemale Iriund an invalid- in the adjacent village of Trafalgar; wnere, being met ry air. Davis, she dis missed the team and astonished driver for return to their proper stable, aud 100K train lor iuartinsviuc and a clan destine marriage. Not only was the misused Barngrover thus deprived of his promised bride, but lie had the ex t nu rif li 11 111 11 ! nf lull tit liniiiiiv ml uutariiy supplied the steeds and cTiartot for her flight; and the reprehensible levity thereby irresistibly engrafted upon the public sympathy tendered to liim 111 lild !il.iiiillv. iiilirlit- 1 1 i i-fi it. in i. I in I sorely a spirit less patient, self-controll ing, and pecuniarily calculating than his own. Instead of repining or dis playing passion, however, bo preserved a calui demeanor, examined his cash account, and calmly bided his timi AND GENERAL NEWS. There was no pursuit of the fugitives; and theyfrom disappointment thereat, possibly did not find such bliss in their union as a sufficiently imaginative dime novel might have led them to expect. In short, after a fortnight's absence, Mrs. Davis returned alone to the may- i oral residence in Franklin with the re mark that she desired to see Mr, Davis I no more in this life, and had doubts of his saintly qualifications for a meeting with' her in heaven. , The two had wed ded only to quarrel, complain of the ex pense of living, and separate in common anger; and the Mayor's daughter came back to her old home as serenely as though her departure therefrom had been merely for an ordinary summer excursion. When the philosopher of the livery-stable was informed of this event, he winked elaborately to himself, and then changed the subject. Iu a week or two thereafter, however, he called upon Mrs. Davis in her father's house, and begged leave, to hope that what had occurred need not necessarily prejudice the friendship he should ever reel for and wish to have reciprocated by the most charming member of her sex. Not a word more did he say. , or permit her to say, concerning the wrong which had been practised upon him. As he ob served subsequently to a confidential friend, he knew womankind, he. had been revenged sufficiently upon the stealer of his bride, aud had not lived in Indiana so long without knowing that it was within the resources of the laws of his State to bring him out handsomely at last. The call and its occasional suc cessors were reported to Mr. Davis at Martinsville, and he, not being so equa bly constituted as his former rival, ex pressed himself violently. His w:fe, he said, might now stay away from him, forever, as his offended dignity could not brook the idea of further association with a female so deficient in proper del icacy of feeling as to treat with friendli ness a man whom she had once jilted at the very altar. This noble sentiment was carried directly to the patient and self-controlling Barngrover, who, with native sagacity, inferred from it at once that the time for pecuniary argument had arrived. Proceeding at once to an unsolicited interview with the gentle man at Martinsville, the philosopher calmly Invited that rather astonished personage to name the sum for which he might be induced to apply for a divorce. "Let ns consider the matter as between gentlemen," said he, affably, "and not disturb ourselves nee llessly with cranky sentimental recriminations. As between gentlemen now, . how much will you take to apply for .a divorce?" Some what awed by this polished and tranquil overture from one who would have been justified, perhaps, in assuming a severer tone, Mr. Davis scratched his head, iu momentary embarrassment, and faintly responded that he could scarcely afford to do it for less than $200. "No! You don't mean that; you can't mean that!"' ejaculated the truly shocked Mr. Barn grover. ', "Not $200! As between gen tlemen, now say $150." , Now It was Mr. Davis's turn to be shocked; and he obseryed that, with every inclination to settle the affair as between gentlemen, he shrank from the, anguish of being beaten down or cheapened in so nice a matter of honor. Iu the end, though, the two finely-bred lndiaulans agreed upon the lesser sum ; $150 was paid to Mr. Davis, who thereupon, like an hon orable man, at once filed a petition for divorce from Mrs. Davis, upon complaint of desertion, in the Common Pleas Court at Franklin ; and the decree dissolving the hasty marriage was. granted last week. Need it be added, that he who bore his adversity so nobly has wedded the divorced wife ot his formerly suc cessful rival, and thus reaped the rich reward commensurate with his patience, self-control, and admirable application of pecuniary means in gaining-it? Af ter reading such a story, any faint heart may take courage, and be hopeful of al most any triumph for fortitude, philo sophical coolness, and financial ingenu ity in the State of Indiana. BETTER LITE THAN NEVER. In 1863 private John Klepmeyer, of a troop ot digoons stationed at Berlin, dared the severest penalty .of Prussian military law by striking an officer of his regiment who had spoken insolently to a young girl named Katrma vosburg. The punishment assigned for this of fense is death, aud the . chivalrous trooper would surely have suffered it but for the daring and ingenuity of the girl in whose benali he bad committed himself. She had known but little of Klepmeyer before, but now he was the hero of her life, and she would save him if it was in woman's wit to accomplish the feat. Gaining access to his prison as a sister of charity, on the very day ap pointed tor ins trial by court-martial, she induced him to change costumes with her, but not until she had prom ised to become his wife in the event of his successful escape. In view of the danger and sacrifice incurred for him bv her, the soldier insisted upon giving to her the me she was saving as the only return he could make, and made her promise that she would come to him whensoever he should send for her and whithersoever he had gone. The trick. by its very lack of novelty, was success- lui. jno one dreamed ot suspecting the most hackneyed of prison-escapes, and the insubordinate dragoon, leaving his military . coat in his prison with tne . brave ivatnna, and wearing her disguise over his own rather short figure, passed the sentries without difficulty and was off. upon the discovery ot the girl: in the guard house there was some excitement, and threats of punishment, but after some days' imprisonment and a futile hunt for' the lormer prisoner, she was al lowed to go home, and the matter rested. The exploit gained some fame for Katrina, and no little detraction. It was rumored that the officer's rudeness to her had een provoked by her addic tion to garrison corapanv; and her in dignant denials did not save her from kind of social persecution under which her only comlort was the hope of hear ing soou from Klepmeyer. The latter. by the connivance of friends and mone tary assistance of relatives, was able to take ship tor America witli auont $2UU 111 his pocket, and upon reaching our shores had the good seuse to join an em igrant party of liis company going to Lincolu, iu ."Nebraska. There he "tootc up" government land, adapted himself to his new career with hearty good-will. and soon prospered beyond his most sanguine expectation. While yet he was in the first experience of privation and toil, however, the thought ot the en gagemcut to which he had bound Katri- took modification from what lie thought was his own magnanimity. The heroine had pledged . herself under the strong excitement of a heroic passion of seil-sacrlticc; she had a comtortanlo home mid bright future opportunities iu Berlin, and why should she be sum moned to the V ostei n wilds of a strange country in lurtuer sacrifice tor a man whom she scarcely knew at all r This reasoning did not sound in all respects like a perfectly honest sentiment uor was it. 111 truth, Klepmeyer hati con traded a strong admiration for a buxom daughter ot one or the emigrants witl whom he had come to Nebraska.aud was preparing his conscience for 1111 act of bad faith. Once combating bis boiler self with the pretence that he was acting a magnanimous part towards the girl left behind him, he became more bold to court the girl at his side, and he begat to grow posrperous. Katrina was ns good as forgotten aud the emigrant daughter taken as his wife. That was in 18G5. The marriage proved more felicitous than iu poetic justice it should have done, and two children were its fruits in twico that number of years but in December last the wife died, and John lvlepnieyer was once more in condition to remomlier Katrina Vosburg, WHOLE NO. 75. Under an ' Impulse " compounded of shame, -remorse, and wistful contrition, he wrote for the nrst, time to ner address in Fatherland, asking simply if she still lived and unmarried. The prompt an swer was as simple in the afflmatlve. Then the emigrant wrote again, frankly confessing how false he had been to his part of the old betrothal, but begging forgiveness. By every rule of high strung song and story" he should have been forgiven and forgotten ; but this Is taie or plain roiks,' wrtn no ruie about it. One morning a fortnight' ago, ' re lates the Omaha Dispatch, in conclusion, Mr. John Klepmeyer of Lincoln, was at the depot of the i. & M. Bail road, tn Omaha, awaiting the arrival of the Eastern train. - When the cars arrived and the passengers began filing ' out upou the platform there was a recogni tion between the ex-dragoon and she who, after nine years, had come to him across the ocean," and the greeting was a hearty mutual embrace in good old mer man style. From the depot, without delay for further explanations than had already been given by letters, the wid ower and Miss Vosbnrg repaired to the presence of a justice ot the peace, who made them man and wife alter the se verely simple form of his office; and in a few moments thereafter they were on their way to the home and farm in Lin coln, as happy as-though man's fickle ness and woman's constancy Had known no particular illustrations in their lives. The former trooper of Berlin is a com paratively rich man now, with a goodly property of well-tilled acres and a com fortable : homestead ; while his wife, despite her hopes delayed, is as bloom ing a picture of transatlantic woman hood ns one could wish to welcome in America. DOWN WITH THE JHANSABD. Looking over what remains of Boston, one marvels that the fire did not go on forever. A view from the house-top, says the Boston Post, reveals a forest of Mansard roots, stretching up, angles aud towers and cornices of seasoned wood like so many hands rapacious to clutch the flames. Tawdry with the meretricious product of tke jig-saw aud the machine laths, encrusted with a profusion of jumbled ornaments chis eled out of white pine, and supported by wondrously. wrought pillar and cap ital, and frieze of the same material, they sit atop of lordly granite blocks, like the old man of the sea, to ride them to the death. Each paltry scroll offers a position for the flying brand to rest and be fanned into flame. Each boss, each panel, and each indi vidual outrage of architectural detail that fondly cling to the Mansard roof present a seat for the spark borne on the wind, and a veritable coign ot vantage for the long leaping flames. . Once grasped, it will not leave the -Mansard tor a deluge, but revels and riots there, and sends out fresh emissaries of ' des truction to the detestable kindred far and wide. . . . ... - . . - . The thousands ' who enjoyed the mournful privilege of witnessing' .the great fire of Saturday night, saw the Mansard tn Its glory. Far up in a Man sard roof, beyond the reach of the hardest puffing engine, the fire asserted Its power, it spread along over the stout granite beneath. It leaped the street and licked "up a "block of Mansards on the other side. "From housetop to housetop it sped, compelling all beneath it to aid iu the chase, until the name of the architect of Louis the Fourteenth was written in the shattered .and smok- ng ruins of Boston's noblest edifices, An' acre of pine wood goes to make the Mansard roof of one of our fine modern blocks, and a fine lire it makes. There is no fancy or prejudice, and we rejoice to learn that the property owners on what last month wasHigh street are tak ing measures to insure tne absence 01 this abomination in any structures to be erected on their land. 'There is little to be said for the Mansard as regards architectural'oeauty,when constructed tn the cheap and tawdry manner usual and if these roofs, may not be built ol honest and enduring material, as in the case of that now going up on the Post Office, we doubt not that the community will join in the cry oi "Down with the Mansards!" HOW THE SUN CAUGHT A THIEF. Five or six days ago, says' a Paris. pa per, M A. , a photographer, al lured bv the brightness of the sun and softness of the . air, provided vhimself with necessary baggage and hastened to Fontainbleau to take views of the forest. He installed himself in a very pictur esque quarter, erected his apparatus.pre- pared his plates, opened his object glass and enveloping at once his case and his head in a large, dark and fluctuant veil, set himself to the task of seeing the ob-- jects in view. He had just taken out his proof from the dark chamber,' and was subjecting it to chemical reaction, when a strong hand was laid upon his shoulder. He turned round hastily and found himself in the presence of a spe cies of a giant, meanly attired, who try gesture and voice demanded nis purse, I X is not a Herculcs.and from the first glance toward his adversary, he concluded that all resistance was useless. He therefore politely offered the robber his purse, which was ac cepted with thankfulness. The robber bowed and leaving him to resignation, went Into the depths ot the torest. Poor M X, meditating on his sad loss, remained for some time motionless; his looks were mechanically set on his pho tographic proof; be mused upon it with an unconcerned eve'.' Suddenly, 'What is this?' exclaimed he; Svhat is the hu man form in this coppice under the shade of this oak? Heaven! Should believe my eyes ! It is he, it is my rob ber perfectly delineated, and very easy to be recognized. Oh, divine sun, my rrwlnVinwi- lintv wfll vnn rln thinnTa!' On liis return he repaired to the com missioner's at Fontainbleau, related his adventure, exhibited his proof-plate and the maletactor's likeness. -Xext day, with the aid of this singular description, the robber was arrested. HOW GOSSIP INCREASES. How gossip increases and grows till it gets into general scandal, and Is enure ly (liiterent trom the original story, is told by a letter writer. . He says that ho was told that- if he over took a house in a terrace a little way out of town to be very careful that it was the center one. For one must be very well aware (hat a story never loses by lolling, and conse quently, if ho lived in the middle of a row ot houses it was very clear that the tales that might be circulated to liis prejudice, would only have half the dis tance to travel 011 either side of him, mid therefore, could ouly lie half as bad by the time they got down to the iKHtom of the terrace 11s the tides that might be circulated of the wretched individual who had the misfortune to live nt cither end of it. As an illustration of this he was informed of a lamentable case that actually occurred a short time since. The servant of No. 1 told t.ho servant of No. 'i that- her muster expected his old friends, the Bayleys, to pay him a visit, shortly; and No. 2 told No. 3 that No. 1 expected to have the Bayleys in the house every day, and No. 3 told No. -I thatt it was nil up with 1, for they couldn't keep the ball lis out. Where upon No. 4 told No. 5 that the otllcui-s were after No. 1, and Unit it was as much as lie could do lo prevent himself being taken in execution, and that he was nearly killing his poor, dear wife; and so it went 011 increasing until it got to No. 32 who confidentially assured the last house, No. 33, that the Bow street officers had taken up t he gentleman who lived at No. 1 tor killing liis poor dear 1 wife with arsenic, nnd that it was hoped and expected unit he wouiu ne executed. ADVERTISING:' RATES trft ' OHB TNCH IS grata BAKES WJTTAaB. i w. 8 w. 6 w. S m. 6 m. lyr.1 1 square.. S squares. 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A female pedestrian is training for a Weston walk from '" Lone : Island to Omaha." ''-" . - -'- ' ; - : .. A poetess of Terre Haute Is doimrtbe recent Presidential canvass into an epic in many reverses,,; -i.r A young .woman in San - Francisco suicided because her sister renukea ner for drinking too much.' '" '" Twelve voune ladies of St! Louis took the veil of the -order of the Qood Shep herd on the 21st. ultimo. - :: ..- , Miss Mollie Nolan, of St. Louis,, lias applied for a patent on a hand flre-ex- tmguisiier or ner own invention. Milwaukee lager manufacturers com- ninitt that under high taxation brewln ' only yields them a bare livelihood.- :' 1 A Georgian pedagogue,' having his orthograph aspersed, shot liis critic to vindicate nis 'pistoiary correctness. ,, . A squint-eyed Indiana girl, who has a hare lip and a wart on her nose, is called lovely " since she Inherited a fortune.-'" ' ' :; f. ..ii Three ardent female converts to the Baptist Church were recently immersed in a Wisconsin river, the thermometer below zero. Pittsburgiau philologists are puzzling their heads to find out how a very Afri can tellow-citizen came to be caiiea Barney Mahoncyi i,--,.' h iii-ni In Atlanta. Ga.. a negro woman sued a white woman for keeping a breast-pin valued at twenty-five cents. The cost' of the suit amounted to over $7.- ""- A Terre Haute, (Ind.) lady Is prepar ing lecture upon " The Configuration of Love.". , Of course she will make out the shape of the article a-lip-tickle.. : , , Mrs Gwin. ot Davenport, la. assisted the kitchen fire last week with the kero sene can. A rain the next day kept a good many from attending the funeral- One Mr. Pulten, -an outraged India na DOli tan. has been nullin' at a suit against a railway for more than eight years, with half a dozen higher courts to hear from. ' :- ''' ' ''' - ' The nonagenarian "oldest inhabitant" of Trigg County, Ky-. is suing for a di vorce from his. second wife, and has made a conditional engagement to marry a third. A Central Shaft, (Mass.) woman our- ried her husband, one day last week, and on reaching North Adams, return ing from the grave, was remarried. ; No, loss 01 time tnere. , -, Mrs. Loretta Collins, who fell in the streets of Council Bluff's three years ago, has just secured through the Supreme Court $15,000 for damages sustained' by reason of Imperfect sidewalks, miw.j-y It is said of a very handsome woman, whose feet were immense, " She's very pretty, bnt she . upsets completely the ordinary system of 1 measurement ' ty proving that two feet make a yard." - A Detroit girl named Mariam Dixon, who was formerly one of the most beau tiful and accomplished of the young ladies of that city, appears continually in the police court for drunkenness, ' " Mrs. Peters, of Laurel Run, Pa., piit her ear out of a car window to listen for an approaching bridge, and the tattered remnants of that ear now flutter as a warning signal from one of its spans. It is. understood that, Mr. Stanley, having practised on the comparatively beaten track of Africa, is shortly to un dertake an exploration '-of Buchanan County,i Va., to see if: he can find the election returns. - ... ... Dr. Trask, of Boston, who comprises in himself an entire society for the sup pression of pipes and cigars, is discon solate, because the stereotypes of all his counterblasts took to smoking at the re cent conflagration. ., ... i, His Serene Highness Prince Fred erick Wilhelm von Wittgenstein-Hohen-steln has been convicted at Arnsberg of ill-treating a woman and sentenced by the Chief Court of Appeals to an: im prisonment of four weeks, r ,.,!.,,. Mr. J. AVrPease, M. P., and his broth. er have made a lugubrious present to the town of Darlington, having ' pre sented the Town Council with a ceme tery, although it is a legal maxim that corporations never die." Ex-Comptroller Connolly was atone time resolved to stand his trial In Amer ica; but has changed his mind and his simultaneously by running across the sea to Spain, where, it iB said, he means to spend the rest of his days.. ( ; ... ; , A Mrs. Day. of Spriugfield. I1U lately gave birth to quadruplets, weighing ten pounds each in their stocking feet. The bereaved father ' says Shakespeare was quite right when he said we do not know " what, a day may bring forth." . A Broadway importer displays In his window a large assortment of Paris dog skin gloves. A sagacious person who' examined them the other day observed that he smelt a rat, which was to the point, since without sewers we eould not have gloves. ; , . , , - British speculators are sending for large quantities of American oysters to plant in English waters,- and expect that the bivalves will thrive, lor the reason that they have some moister sea sons there than can be found in any oilier climate. . Vermont proposes to enact that rail road bridges shall be made wide enough to prevent the frequent decapitation of passengers by projecting timbers. Here tofore the companies have had it their own way with the public on the princi ple of" tails, we win; bonds, you lose." Ohio, modestly mentions Mr, Frank Chambers as Its nearest approach to the conventional paragraphic ' standard. Being only one hundred and five years old lie failed to vote until the occasion of Washington's second election, but since then he lias done his duty at the polls without intermission. ', .. ; A nine-year old girl was caught pick ing a lady's pocket book iu Kansas City, the other day, but told such a pitiful story of misery and suffering at home that the lady dismissed her with her blessing aud a greenback., That girl, will doubtless make her way through this world unassisted. A woman In Phlllipston, Mass., who has been bedridden for four or five years, and was long ago deserted by the doctors, recently made up her mind to get well, and has succeeded so finely that she lias quit her bed, and did her full share in demolishing the - last Thanksgiving turkey. From a staid and Puritanical New England college town comes' the start ling intelligence that "matching cop pers " Is the favorite amusement at par-.' ties and reccptlous. Not long since a professor's daughter won $3.b0 at "twenty-deck poker " In a single setting. This domestical ing the " tiger " bodes 110 good. ....... ., Liverpool nudiences are minuend at the intrepidity of a fomalo acrobat who, hanging by her logs from a high trapexe. holds a heavy man suspended by her teeth. To our mind the wonderful part of the performance is that the man should lie fool enough to risk his life when a sack of flour would answer a more sensible purpose, . ! - In Wyoming, women not only vote but sit on juries. They are now, how ever, deprived of other " heaven-given rights," so long conceded to tbcin by common consent of all mankind. A wo-' inn it in the progressive Territory being obliged to serve 011 a jury against her, will took her baby along, and the youngster set up such a vigorous protect that the Court was fain to excuse the juror from serving. Even In Wyoming the right of taking care 01 babies is eon- ceded to women as having precedence over that ot serving the public.