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And Its rapturous memory, is .Floy's and mine! DUXA. She hafa'bdw of yellow horn, Like the old moon at early morn. She had three arrowijistrong and good, Eleel set in feathered cornel-wood. Like purest pearl her left breast shone Above her kirUe's emerald tone; Her rigti t was bound' in silk well knit, Lest her bowstring should sever it. Bipe lips she had, and clear gray eyes, And hair, pure gold, blown.hoiden-wiso. Across her face, like shining mist That with dawn's flush is faintly kissed. Her limofi bow matched and round and fine, How free, ,likt song! How strong, like wine. And, timed to murie wild and, tweet, How swift hersilfer-sandaled-feet. x' ''' ' Single of heart and strong of hand, Wind-like1 she wandered through the land. No man, or king, or lord, or chnri Dared whisper love to that fair girl. And wpe to him who came upon Her nude, at bath, like Actieon I So dire his fate, that one w'ho heard The flutter of a bathing bird What time be crossed a l.reeiy wood Felt sudden quickening of hi blood. Cist one sby look, then ran away Far through the green, th:c't groves of May, Afeard lest, down the wind of spring. He'd hcr'anarrow'whTJrf ring. """ THE -UNLUCKY . JICKETi WHTTrs ron mi iiAttrrflitn 'm'siLU, BY GKOROE M. ltOWE. CHAPTER tt Charles 'Lennox and William Neville' were clerks in a large dry-goTKlit More be longing to William Winter. Thev were both young, arid near the &me age; botli ' kwit ,wiwg, ou I1IC UUIIg J it H It a thought), and both had proven themselves to be honest, faithful and efficient clerks. They were nearly equal in point of educa tion, but Charles prided him'sell on his su periority to "William, when viewed froin the financial standpoint. Not that Char lie, as be was familiarly called by his ac quaintance, could be considered one ol the rich men of Louisville, for he was far from being in a position to merit that distinc tion. J$uf. in truth, be possessed .ft few thousands, which bad conie Into his pock ets by inheritance, while his brother clerk, Will Neville, could 'count A'ut very few le i reds wee increasing. Charlie regarded money as something with which to buy tine clothes", fine drinks, cigars, and various other expensive and harmful luxuries, while WUlregardedJt as au instrument to belied in the attainment ol more sub rtantial pleasures, and thought it good policy to Jay upsomethingfora rainy day. lie depended on his own exertions for suc cess in life, Laving been bereft of father and mother when a bov. Nothing of con sequence had come to him front his fath er's estate; but by perseverance and Indus try, he bad gained for himself Jhe honors of a graduate of the first college in Ken tucky. At .the commencement of our story, Will had .been in the employment of Mr. i "Winter two years, and Charlie three. Du ring all that time they had been asrpart of the family of their employer, and had always been on the best of terms with each other. Mr. Winter had always treated both with.rqual kindness, and a casual ob--nerver -could not have told which or Mis clerks was his favorite: but by slight va riations of ibe voice,- or different expres sions of the countenance, it could be seen that Mr. Wiuter regarded Charlie as be longing to a higher grade of society than Will could lay claim to. He gauged his affection towards them by the money they had, and thus Charlie had the advantage ot Will. Although Mr. Winter secretly claimed Charlie as his favorite.-be ac knowledged to himself that Will was the most useful, abd the best qualified for bu siness, of the two. When he wished ad vice in regard to tbe management of the etore, Will's opinion was considered to be of importance; and he would take no im portant step without first consulting him. We now come to the main part of our btorr. Mr. Winter's daughter was as beautiful as the city cool J boast of. Not only so, but she was as good as she was beautiful;? JJei. name, was Laura, And both the young clerks devotedly loved her. Charlie loved beras we love those of whom we consider ou. selves the equal in social standing. Will loved her, almost worship ped her, as a being eo far above him that be felt himself guilty" of presumption. Not tb'at-he. felt himself any the less a man for not being rich, but he knewthe standard by jvhich men .wre generally but unjustly measured. Neither of them had as ve spoken qflove'to Laura, except uy jooks ana actions, but Charlie had asked and recieved permission of Mr. inter to win her if he could. He also received the as6urance.of Mr. Winter's in fluence in his behalf, provided that Laura could not be won otherwise. And Charlie thought himself likely to need some influence in bis behalf, for he was not so dull of comprehension as not to i 6ee that Will was Laura's favorite, not withstanding the value that others might put upon money. This knowledge gave cyme uiicBEinees, out nc Knew ol notu hundreds 01 his own. Iherewasonepoint, however, Jn-WiUb favor. While Charlie's thousands were decreasing rWill'a bund ing he could do to help himself to favor in the'eyea"of Liuira,'Gave to wait patiently" and trust to luck. One evening, after the business of the day was over, Mr. Winter and Will -were together in the counting-room. Charlie had just stepped out on his way home. "Will," remarked Mr. Winter, "I'wish you to go to Bowling-Grcen on some bu siness for me.. I would go myself, but my wife is' sick-, and 1 cannot."' 4'Pleas.e make no apologies," replied Will, "for the trip will be a pleasnreto me. When Bhall I go, and what business will" you hare me to attend tof ''There are bills to the amount of .sev eral thousand dollars due me.frora mer chants there. They will be prom ptly' paid when presented, and I wish you to go .to morrow and collectthemoney. Here are the bills in this package. You will go down on the 'Nashville express train, which 6tarts at three o'clock in the morn ing, and return by the regular evening train; of, if you should wish to remain in Bowling-Green till the day after to-morrow, you can do so. While I think of it," "continued tbe merchant, "here is a ticket which I have purchased for you,.'to' save you the trouble of getting one in the morn ing." "Thank you," said Will, as he'received the ticket and a bundle of bills from the merchant; "the pleasant ride across the country will make me feel like a bird just loosed from its cage." As they were about lo close the doors for the night, an acquaintance en tered, requesting the liberty of depositing a large amount of money in Mr. Winter's burglar-proof safe until next morning. The reguest was willingly complied with, and the -money given to Will and locked up by him. They then fastend the doors and proceeded home to supper. Charlie was there before them, and seemed in bet ter spirits than he had enjoyed for months. He was more brotherly than usual in bis manner toward Will, and congratulated him on the pleasant ride' be woufd have, when informed of his intended trip to Bowling-Grcen. Will put a few articles of clothing and eatables in it portmanteau, and retired early, eo as to awake in time for the 3 o'clock train. The next morning he rose without disturbing the rest of the family, and walked to the depot, reaching it just in time for the train, He was soon speed ing atvay from the then sleeping city. On rushed the swift and ponderous engine jvith deafening shrieks, over hollows, through hills, and across streams, wak ing the maidercrom her Jove dreams and the tired laborer to his work. The morn ing Was bright and pleasant, and this ride through the free, fresh air of the country brought to the young city clerk more en joyment than he had felt for months. The train arrived at Bowling Green at eight. As the cars ran into Hie depot, Will was looking out at a window and saw a merchant of Bowling Green) with ' whom be was well acquainted, standing on the platform in the company of two other men, who, to judge by the 6tout .n-nllriniv fa oa , li o mxrriaA ina nftlin-. men. lie would Lave given them but a passin glanre, but as he'was about rising from his seat to leave the car, he saw the merchant direct the attention of the oth er two men toward himself, and as he did so, Will heard him say, "That's the man." From the manner of the three men, and the words of the merchant, Will knew that he had been the subject of their con versation, and he was puzzled a little in trying to think of sonic business the po liceman (for such he found them to be) could -want with him. He rose from his scat and started out, but before be reach ed the door he was met by those three men, and seeing that he was the object of their undivided attention, he supposed that their business, whatever it might be, would soon be made known lo him." As be met them he held out his hand t6 the merchant with a cordial "How do you do. Mr. Wheeler?'' Mr. .Wheeler seemed a little embarrassed. He hardly knew whether to take it or not, but there was no way of getting around it without a breach ol politeness, and be exchanged greetings with 'the young clerk with the air of some rich man meeting with a poor re.ation or whom he was ashamed, ills manner seemed to say, "I must treat you with hall politeness, but 1 don't like to." is this the man asked one ot the men with canes. 'Ye?," answered the merchant. The questioner then turned to Will with the words "Mr. Neville, you will please consider vourself a prisoner, and follow us. I will take your portmanteau, if you please. Sorry to trouble you, but we must have it." Will stood like one struck dumb. There seemed to be a thousand changes in his countenance, but he could not utter a word. At last he imagined that it might be intended for a joke; but no, there was too much earnestness for that. Then he thought of being taken for another man. but his next reflection proved himself mistaken, for hud he not been called by name? He looked at each in turn, with the highest degree of amazement written in iiis leaiures. as the DOiiceman ex tended bis band for the portmanteau, he mechanically gave it up. After mufely ap pealing to an tor an explanation, and get ting none, he, by an effort, articulated the question: "I41 the name of all that is myeterious, what does this mean?'' "Hal" said the policeman, who had acted as spokesman, "weare used to those kind of airs; . "May-be he would deny his having any rnonev about him." remarked th nthrr "We will soon see about that," said jut. wiieeier. "All you speak ol is a mystery to me." answered Will, "and I insist on knowing why lorn detained. I am miiltv ol notli ing but of being an honest man, if I know my own heart, yet you speak words that imply that I am a money thief." "You guess amazingly ivell for one who pretends to be so honest," cooly remarked the policeman mentioned as the snnUf-s- man. "Such honest men irfyou are need ed at Frankfort, and I doubt nottbatvou ...Ml I. .1 ,.. win nc mere 111 a snort lime "0! there is some terrible mistake." cried Will. "I have done nothing to be sent to the penitentiary for. Again I ask you ior an explanation ol this proceed ing." "The train is about starting, and we must be ofT When we are on the plat form we will let yon know fomctning about it," answered the policeman, as they were leaving the cars. If Will Neille wasamszed or surprised when 'first arrested, he wiis utterly con founded when Mr. Wheeler read to him a telegraphic dinpatch which he had that morning received, and there is no word or set of words to expresj) Will's thoughts and feelings when a roll of greenbacks was drawn out from' the bottom of his portmanteau. We now beg the reader to go with us back to Loui-ville. and this unutterable surprise and bewilderment of the young clerk shall be explained CHAPTER U.r Mr. Winter HiidClmrlfH Lennox arrived at the store at alout eix in the morning. The front door, when the houee was closed, was al waj s barred on,ihc inside, and could not be opened from the street; but there was a small door tvbich.- opened into the rear of the store-room, and this was used by the merchant and his clerks.. Mr. Winter and Charlie entered together, the former walking on into the counting-room, nnd Charlie going forward to unfasten the front door. As Mr, Winter entered the- counting-roorpi .'he-naw tKmethfg,on the floor a Utile dinerent from the scraps of paper he was used to seeing there, and picked it up. lie looked at it closely, with a troubled expression gradually settling upon Jiis countenance, apd started with.it to-C!inrlie. Then he stopped and looked again., .Directly Charlie came in. "What.does this mean7" asked Mr. Winter, as he held a small piece of paper to Charlie. "Why. it is a railroad ticket." answer-!' ed Charlie, "good for a seat from here to! Bowling-Green." I know it. said the merchant, "and that is what puzzles me. It is the. same t'eket that I gave to. Will for his trip," "When did you give it .to him?" asked Charlie. I eave it to him last evening, just be fore closing for the night," was the an 8er. "Then he must have dropped it before leaving the room." suggested Charlie. "Wo," replied Mr. Winter, "I happened to notice him when we were on the steps outside, and 1 saw him put it in' the'side pocket orb is coat "And I, since I think of it, remember seeing him take it out of his coat 'pocket and put it in the watch-pocket of his vest. while we were at the supper table, said Charlie. "There isisome mystery about it. Surely he has not been up to anything wrong?" "Jo,' answered Mr. Winter, as he saw Charlie's glance of suspicion in the direc tion of the money-safe. "He is honesty itself-, and hbwever mysterious this little -circumstance.may appear, it will be.fa'tis- acioniy explained when he returns, tie was here in the night for something-, but not for any dishonest purpose." "xou may be mistaken, replied Char lie "Many a man acts honestly for a while, in order to get a good chance steal without being suspected. He and I are the only ones, besides yourself, that have access to the -safe, and notwithstanding your opinion of Will's hontsty, all may not be right, lie has but little money ol hia own, nnd lie limy liave comeiind taken all the money he could find, with the in tention otcollectniir those bills in uowlini; Green, and then disappearing There is no telling what lie may have done, and as suspicion must rest on one of us if any thing is wrong, I insist that you examine the safe to see if anything is" missing I would hate to find Will a thief, but.l want to xtisiain my own character." "Well," said the merchant, "I harbor no such thoughts, but to satisfy joa we will see." The two opened the 8afe and looked in. Then their eyes met. "xou see winch wasnslit." said Char lie. 'I see, but can hardly believe," was the answer. "It is all gone! ' he cried, in a rage. "Every dollar is cone!" "What is to bedone?" asked Charlie. "What is to be done!" lepeated Mr. Win' ter, in a storm of rage at the thief, and with a stare at Charlie -for asking so foolish a question. "Done!" he repeated. "Why the thief, whoever he is, must be caught It must be done, 1 tell you. if I have lo spend years in search of him. The only' fear 1 have is that the money may all be squandered before I can find him. If that should be the case, I am a ruined man. 1 had about fifty thousand dollars of my own in here, and twenty thousand of Mr. Johnson's, which he deposited last eve ning. He will be in this morning for it, and although 1 don't think the law would compel me to replace it, still I will do so. 1 think 1 should feel better by doing so But we must be at work. 1 am compelled to believe that Will has stolen the money; and, as you say, he may be intending to collect those bills in Bowling-Green for bis own use. Do you thiuk he will run the risk of going to'Bowline-Grocn alter this?" "Yes, sir, I think he' will. He will not consider himself running any risk at all," replied Charlie. "He knows the confi dence you have in him, and thinks he will not be suspected until the train comes in this evening without him. By that time he thinks he will be out of your reach. My advice is to telegraph at once for him to be stopped." "1 will do so without delay. Mr. Wlieeler knows him, nnd 1 will telegraph to him to point him out to the police and have him arrested," replied the. distressed merchant, and snatching up a pen he has tily wrote tlie following: Louisville, Sept. 20, 6:15 a. M. Ma. Wheii.ee: You know a clerk of tnino named n m. Iicville. He hasjobbed my safe, and will most likely be dowrT"bn the express train this morning. "J wish you to have him secured and sent back to this city. Search him for money before he has a chance to bide it or throw it away, and telegraph to mo as soon as you have any news in regard lo him. Please do this without fail. Wn. WlSTtR, "Here, take this and hurry to the tele- eraph office with it, said the merchant. .as he handed tbe dispatch to Charlie, who hastened to do his buidinir. This was the telegram that nearly crushed Will Neville with bewilderment, when read to him by Mr. Wheeler. Mr. Winter was very much relieved when Mr. Johnson told him to lake his own time to replace the moiiey which had been placed on deposit by him, and he al so intimated that he knew not whether he would be justly entitled to it, unless the money should be recovered from the thief. The honest merchant told him, however, that he could not bear the thought of any one's being a loser by trusting money in his care, and that it should be replaced. The trouble on this point was soon end ed by a telegram from Mr. Wheeler, stat ing that the thief warfveabghf and the money safe. It furtheris'tated that both thief and money wbuld ariTeat Louisville by the evening train. This was joy indeed to the merchant, 'who badi'becn nearly distracted by his great) lois: His' now grcatesttrouble was to' findldnqther-clerk as competent as Will. td fill the position the latter had forfeited., r V The newB of the whole' affair spread like wild-fire over thec citj'. Everybody expressed surprise whemtold that Will Nevilleihad robbed thesafe of his employ er. Some would not believe' it until they cotild find no sensible-grounds fot further disbelief. The hitherto good name of William Neville was 'covered with re proaches -and epithets. The story of the rouuery ana will's msgrace was in the mouth iof every gossip, and they ceased slandering their neighbors lor a short time to talk of this- new affair, and set afloat numerous absurd rumors iti regard to it. As the news flew over the city, it reached the ears of Laura. It: gave her such a shock as to require alliht powers of self-, control to smother a-shMjSohigoriy.- Her heart gave one great boAIas ia'bout to burst, and then stood still as death. She never knew till that moment how devoted ly she loved. Will. Shefeltthen thatshe would willingly die, if it would prove Will as clear of. the charge as she supposed him to be- She would not, could not be lieve him guiltyi In fact, she almoet knew in her heart that he was euiltless. She longed for the dinner hour, when she should see-her father and learn-the par ticulars from him.. When that time'eame, she had hard work-tbhide the true state of her feelings from Charlie nnd her fath er., bhfe succeeded, .however, in doing'sO, until-told where. Will's ticket had been found. 'She had not heard of that till then, and it was' more than she could "bear. As the tears ran down her now pale cheeks, she, in a voiced the deepest grief, cried aiA: '.U! lather, there is some terrible mis take! I know that he jjever stole that money! His honor .is as bright as the noonday sun, and ITeel confident that the mystery will be cleared up wheu be is bronght in ibis evening!,". "Hush. Laura!" commanded hei father. angrily. "You do not k,now what you are saying., 'The proofs are too s'trong against him for his.rnother to doubt that i, 11 sue were auve, , Laura, still weepins. left, the' room, and the merchant and his clerk started togeth er 10 tue btore. "I perceive that Will was more daBscr- ous as' a rival than L thought hith to be," mused Lharlie, to himself, but no remark was made by .either concerning Laura's conduct The circuit court was-then in session. and Mr. Winter, in order to have the af fair speedily terminated, went before the grand jury with the ticKet'and after mak ing a statement of the, facts, ah. indict ment was found against William Neville for Brand larceny. This indictment was lodged with the circuit court clerk,.togeth er with .that fateful' ticket, and a bench warrant was immediately issued by that officer. The bail was fixed at tw6 thou sand dollars. When the tram arrived at the depot. the sheriff of Jefferson county was there. armed, with his writ, and formally took charge pf Will, releasing from duty those who had guarded him .from Bowling Green. Will was a pitiful looking object. All buoyancy of spirit, which heretofore had been one of his chief characteristics, now seemed to be crushed out of him, ami he looked more like a dead man than a live one. The- eheriff, more throuch politeness than any other cause, asked Will if he could give the required bail. "yo(f replied Will m a sad voice."! do not suppose I could. My friends I mean those who have been my friends are also the friends of ray accuser, and will most likely believe the charge he has brought against me. 1 will makemo attempt to give bail. I will go to jail, and perhaps I shall not be the only innocent person it has held. There is one favor I would ask of you. That is to go with me by the office of Mr. Kinney, as you conduct me to jail. He has been a firm friend of mine. but it is not on the score of friendship that I wish to see him. He is an able lawyer. and 1 wish to employ him to defend me." The eheriff willingly acceded to this request.and as they entered the office of ihat eminent lawyer and highly respec ted gentleman, he met Will with out stretched arms, exclaim inn: "wui.oui Will, what mystery is this 1 tor 1 .Know that you have not done the thing you are accused. off' "Thank you! thank you for those words, for I am innocentl" cried Will and as he sank to a seat and buried his face in his hands, the tears gushed from his eyes and dropped to the floor. "Courage! courage!'' cried the lawyer. "You are notcondemed yet, uorshall you be if I can prevent it. Come, cheer up", so we can talk of business. Have you given bail yet?" "No," replied Will wiping his eyes. "Then write tbe bond, said Mr. Kin ney to the sheriff, "and I will sign it as surety." "It is pretty high bail two thousand dollars," said "the sheriff. "No matter how high it is. I am good for it, and I will pledge my life, if neces sary , for his appearance at trial," replied the lawyer. Will attempted to expresa his thanks for this unasked favor, but Mr. Kinney would not allow hiui. The bond was soon arranged, and the sheriff departed. Then the lawyer and his client sat Joivn to talk the matter over, and arrange for the com ing trial, which was set for the third day Irom the one 01 which we nre .writing They however could do but little without knowing what proof they would have to combat. Neither ofiliem then knew that the ticket had been "found. uear.he rilled .r 'P tiriti i.'.l ,r--i ... OaiC X 1 I II 111 111 lonnt lh DUUil ill I VI he pad lei X the house ol Air. inter on his way to the depot, and he supposed he had dropped it before leaving the boiiae, but he did not turn back Tor it for fear of being too late for the train, lie went on and paid his fare after entering the cars. Alter conversing with the lawyer some time, Will left, bis office with the injunc tion from him to meet him early the next morning at the clerk's office to examine the indictment,, and to then hunt for such proof as niigl)t be needed, lie directed his steps toward the store where he had 'but n lew hour's before beeii an honored inmate, with the resolution of confronting hifc late employer, and demand of him an explanation of the circumstances which let to his arrest, and to find what proof would be against him. When within a a short distance of the store, he met Mr, Winter going in the direction of thejaiL Xsow the merchant was very much sur prised at meeting Will at liberty on the street, for he had not thought it in the power of the accused to give bail. With his countenance full of anger and disap pointment he accosted Will thus; "You greatest of all scoundrels, where; is the; baliance, or, 1 should say, the main bulk of tliqmoneyyou took from my safe? 1 was on my way to the jail to see you, but I -find that somebody has been fool enough to bail you out. "Easy. Mr, Winter," replied Will. "I have taken no moaey from your safe,, and the fool you speak of is no other than Mr, Kinney, the lawyer. To take my turn as questioner, 1 would ask why you suspec ted me, and what proof you propose to bring against tnel ''What? You surely do not have the impudence to tell uie that you have not stolen my money?" askdd tbe astonished, -merchant ' ."I do," answered Will., "Theu will you please to tell, me how it happened that tbe ticket 1 gave you last evening, was this 'mottling fdund in'fny' counting room, near the safe, and tell me also how a portion of the stolen money, came 16 he fodnd favour portuiantean? ' "Was the ticket .found there!" queried. Will, as he leaned against a lamp-post Qr support., "It was" Answered Mrf, Wfnter. ''Axe yob eure it was t'he eame ticket?' asked-Wiir. "Perfectly sure,'.' was .the answer, ;'for I happened to recollect the numberof it." "Then, sir, I cannot account for ft I don't knov when or where.I loat.it, but I do know that 1 never dropped it in your counting-room," replied Will, ".1 recol lect," continued he, "that I pu.tjtin my vest pocket last night, but it was missing this, morniuc. ,1 would not go back to hunt for It, for fear of being joo late for the, cars. I never put any money, in my portmanteau, and how it came there is all a mystery to me?" "Nqw,lpok.here, Will It is useless for you to try to, make me, believe any such, stuff," affirmed his, accuser,, "for. IJsnow" you too"k about seventy thousand dollars from my safe. Only ten thousand, having been found in. your possession, you'have. of course, hidden theother sixty thousand somewhere. To lose that amount would ruin me, aria for the sake of getting back a portion. of it, I will make a compromise with you. If you will return half.ofit. you may .keep the, other .'half, ano! I wjll not appear. as'aiwitness against you. .Be sides that, I can perhaps have the indict ment,disoiissed; or, if that cannot bedone, you, will have enough money to pay your pail and leave! tbe city with a very re spectable little fortune besides. What do you say to it?" "I would say that, believing as you do,. you1 make a very foolish 'proposition, for if 1 had your money wbicb'I again deny could I not pay my bail and leave with out giving you a cent; or if I were the ras cal and thief you think I am, would my conscience trouble me to let my surety pay the bail forme? 1 cannot perform my part of the compromise, for the rea 80 n that I know nothing of your mon ey." "Then, if that is your decision, we will end this useless -conversation; but, as. I have told you,-1 cannot believe one word you say,'' said the merchant, as he started back toward the store. ' "Very well, sir," replied Will. "Be lieve as you please. Your belief will not alter the fact that I am innocent," and will started oil in another direction. "Stop a moment." exclaimed the mer chant "Perhaps you will have no fur ther use lor-the keys ot my door and safe. would feel better to have them in my. own possession, and if you will give them up. it will save me the trouble of putting new locks on the doors. , "I will most willingly give them up, sir. In fact 1 intended doinjr so before I met you,. but forgot it," replied Will, as. he gave the.keys to Mr. Winter. "Ihank your said the latter. "And now you will -understand that this is the end of all business or friendly relations between us. 1 win meet you at your trial and I hope it will be the last time.' "i will trouble you as little na possible. sir. lou may go your road and 1 will go mine," said Will. Concluded next week. In Meniorlaui Uncle llllljr Taylor. Taylorfown, ,Kr., April 5. Editor IIekald: Again presuming on past-favors, I would present you with, the following brief sketch of one who died on Tuesday night, March 30tb. Win." S. Taylor, familiarly called "Un cle Billy," is no more. This announce ment will carry with, it grief ,to many, hearts; tears will flow and strong; hearts will be burdened with sorrow; Uncle Bil ly had friends strong friends wherever he was known, for to know him was to love him. perhaps there was, and is .not a single man in Ohio county so universal ly loved. and respected, and udt a man who could. 6ay that he not "a single vin dictive enemy from boyhsod to manhood, lie. was- remarkable for his unflinching honesty and, morality, and bis great kind ness ol disposition. II is great heart beat only forf'e good of his fellow-man. His whole dt-hire t-eemcd to be to alleviate hu man woe and misery. His home was ever the resort of the traveler, for his knowu hospitality always insured them a generous welcome. Xso one was ever turned from his door who sought food or sheller. His known kindness rendered him almost proverbial for accommoda tion ins family will have the most ar dent sympathy of all who knew Uncle Billy. May a kind Providence temper ; their sorrow for their own good, and re- , untie them all at the great awakening of i.i..: n, ; ... t,,..M ,l.a. I UlC UIIUUICll, XSJ , la U1J" iiUIUUil, ut-oi.w II. B. T. A smart thing a mustard plaster. That's honest. When a Ca'muck man has a marriageable daughter he flag from the top of his house. A pious man who can drive a baulkv horse ten miles without beinz set back ten years in his religion, is ripe enough for a better world. Woman cannot equal man in a variety of wavs for instance, in loaling round the Move in a country post-office, or in the originality ol her 6tupidity, DEFERRED COKKESl'OXKKXCK. OUR COMMON 'SCHOOLS. The t'onntySt'ommlHsioncr JliVei Nome-' I'ertinvut KugKCBtlon. UiRTroRD, Kr , April 10, 1875. Editor UbraLp: Having contributed nothing for some time to the columns of your valuable paper I will offer for the perusal of the readers of Tne Uerald. a few thoughts and auggestiona relative to the common school interests, of our coun ty. While.I am aware Ihat manv crave and important .questions -pertaining to the general interests ol our citizens are con stantly presenting themselves for our in vestigation, ,and. perhaps from their na ture, demand at least a liberal share of a thoughtful consideration, when we con template the fact that popular education foriirs ihe basis.'of good government, and is also: the pillar upon which rests all the noble and generous-institutions we enjoy; .1 . , , . ceriaimy mere, la no enterprise wun Which weare connected,. upon, .which our pros perity and happiness so much' depend, as that of 'the public . free .school system, which has for its object a genera and unii versa! dissemination of knowledge among the rising youth of th country, thereby 'elevatini; the standard of its 'citizenship! to the highest utility andi excellence. j then, viewed in this light, we, as citizens o Ohio county, deslriug to labor forthe promotion of the best. interests of her cit izens, shoujd labor efficiently and earnest ly to secure, a-heartv co-operation of the friends of education throughout Ihe coun ty. iii,b,nildiug up and. improving our sys tem of pubjicscbools, and .we may sooa expect, education and intelligence to light up the faces of children livinir in the most obscure hovels jn the county,. Etcry good citizen should feel that it is his duty, as well as his privilege, to labor earnestly ia . the use of ail reasonable and legitimate means at his command for' the, promotion of he common. fcliool.inlereai in lllQ Tl IiTr.1l V.n T. n. 1 on lli.n ma .n?1.. confidently expect a steady but sure devel- opment of the common school, .system amonir.bur people aresulLthatitould he; grand and glorious, in ita effects, in eleva ting all of our citizens to a higher plane dfsocial order and moral purity. In fact, this attainable perfection in the working of the present school .system, would make oijr laud to blossom aa a rose. We are reminded of the fact tha,t soon another school year is to pass into his to ryj and notwithstanding this has been a year of great financial embarrassment, preventing iniicn 01 me private ouuay that would otherwise hare rendered the common schools more efficient, and for the same cause has also prevented the necessary improvement in our school buildings yet, when I tellyou that there wjll have been,a five, months school taught in eighty-six districts in the coun ty, and a three, months school taught, in five other districts in the county, X think', this will be sufficient cause of congratu lation to. the friends 'of education. I feel assured that there is a, growing interest manifested upon, .tire part of our people in behalf of tbe common schools. And I will again take the liberty to urge Upon our people the importance of providing .bettej-school houses in which to, educate the children. Tbe very fact: that tbe children have to spend five months in each yea; in the school room demands that parents, should carefully consider the urgent necessity or building houses with a strict regard to the health and comfort of their children, and also! make them pleasant and attractive. In vestments in this way would most assur edly be attended with the most remuner ate ve and happy-results. I trust the of ficers and friends of common schools will give the matter a very careful considera tion, and aa the. result or the same we hope soon, to see neat and commodious. well lighted and properly ventillated school-rooms take tha p'ace of those mis er ible little huts in which tht business, of education is .now attempted to be, conduc ted. , It is to be hoped that the trustees of their respective districts will be. prompt. Jn taking the census as, required by the! school law, and duly report the same to the Commissioner by the hist day ot May. Adv mistakes that may occur in this matter will not be corrected after the re port is made. ' Trustees will he required to hold an election on tbe first Saturday in July for the purpose of electing a trustee, and said newly elected trustee is required to take the oath of office On the second Saturday" in July. The County Teachers' Institute will be held some timejin August next. An attendance of all the teachers will be required. Due notice will be given to all the teachers of the county of the time and place of holding same. Veryrespectiuny, v,ij.ttowi. THE BIG JUDGE ROCKED. Mr. IV. II. Bock ltNe-i to a Pergonal Ex planation. Eockport, Kt., April 10. Editor IIekald: I see in the Herald of the 3d of March, a letter written by P. XL, in which he sees fit to ridicule me on account of my correction of the moral market of the Republican party. (I must here say mui x. j. p icucr aiuipiy c.i bobtail, as P. R. ,aqd the Big Judge are one and the same and.lbe same is Judge W. L. Hawkins). It is true I have been a Republican, dyed in tht uool, but I have become disgusted, with that party, as I think any wbffU man ought to be. That civil rights bill certainly caps the climax. The colored class, themselves, are heartily disgusted with the nefarious linng. jjeb any luiubiug iuau iuuiv wui- Iv at the course of the leading Republi cans, and he is bound to admit my report ot the morality ot that party correct, anu any man anxious for the wejfare of pos terity, certainlv could not worst things by leaving that party, even if he went over to thq cause of the devil. The Big J udge is not the man to dictate the terms upon which I shall be admitted to the Demo cratic ranks. What was vou doing. P. R . in the meetinr that vou so graphically described. aijd in which I was read out of the party bv the chairman. P. R., il vou must leave the Democratic - . . r, Li- : : partv, pray go over to me iiepnuiiciins m some other wav than through a negro meeting called for the puniose of reading uie out of the party. Yes, P. R., I have cone over to the Democrats, and have done so without consulting you or any- l.odv else. If thev will not receive me, l c hi ta out in lhf col.r; for I had rather oci ip.iuuct ii-huh-iriii.uft lUIICf vj.fcu it part? steeped to the cbits in prrady and open-hiindcd treachery.' Attend another negro meeting. P I'.,nud you will hrtvkeri in full fellowship in that faithful p'rt;,, that you so ublv portray in negro lan guage. All we Democrats have to say id. in the language ot the poet. Our old citn union, lr you well, We eannt go with you. tu helll P.R., 1 advise you to apply immediately 'for the-District Judgeship, whiclus vaeint by the recent resignation of fiis Honor. Z., w'hicb court is and has been held i a Hock port. And now allow me to give your reader a short history of"the.Iata-proceediflga of that honorable. court, lately heldat Bock port, his. Honor, -Z, ia thecbair, The only case-no. tbe idocket was. the Democratic party ccithe Republicans. Attorney for the. Democrat -Mc Hen ry, Kinney, Leslie Jeff. Davistttal.. Republicans coonsel Revels, .Douglass and Got. Pisshbuk. .-- -iOa the ca King of t &: cxee, Xhe pULo US', promptly announced themselves ready for trial. 'The defense manifested great un easiness, .when Judge Z. said prorapt'y,. "What do you say. fot the defeneer - Ther consulted briefly, when Governor Pinchback slowly and solemnly said,, Weare not ready to try.." and here the, death of Sumner, was suggested, and the. case was continued in-consequesce. Io' mediately afterthe adjournment of court. Judge ZL resigned, .and L am informed, .that P. Ri iaaa aspirant for the position This explains hia faithful attendance at tbe negro meeting; and his promptly; act ing as.reporter of, tbe meeting. - , I fear -I have been too lengthy, and will wrila-.no more at present,. , Vry .Respectfully; . , , ..lURoct T. S. Has Hon. O. P. Johnson been , , nominated for abyrhigh and .responsible office lately? . , .. W. H. R. ", FROM CANEYYILLE. CiiirTTf.tB, Kt., A prill 0. 1 TEDiTOaUrRiLn; 'Ai oar first letter -wils notconsigued to the waste basket, where, ' perhaps, it should have 'gdne, -its publi cation induces tia" tJ write' again, but,' we would say that not tinder the cir enmstances which "Tinf Varioag' isrote afterthe pub'icat'on of his ft s production. WEALTH ASD IXDCSTETi ' .For the past few days tbe weather has been delightful, and ttie "gee-hajT."'bf the plow-boy ia echoed on every side, and the hammers, of our blacksmith's resound through the village from, early morn till close, of day; and, in fact,every,thihg seems moving in the direction of cropping. " BAD PK03PBCT roa iOBACCOv A few of bur farmers aeyet have not dispdsed of the little 'tobacco thty-did! groyv.' They they "are'jfcoWingrfor higher pi ices, but we are fearful- their waiting will be in vain, and a great: dis advantage to tlirm, for tobacco1 seems, to -be on the- decline. A general scarcity of seed baa prevailed in this section this, eeason, and no doubt there will not be more than a t.vo-third crop produced.. BUSINESS lITELr. Business appears to be brisk ih town, as, alt our merchant) have just' laid: in tteir new stock of spring goods. 9v omitted to' say in onr other letters that. R J. Daniel & Bro.',of"-Cromrell, Ky., have recently opened but a large-stock of goods at J.Y. Tilford & Sod a okUtand in .North uaneyvuie, anaseera u oeaoing a lncra fve, busings. - We hope, as. they have cast their lot in our 'midst, thstsuo ce83 may be their reward. SICKSESS AMD BE ALTO. John W. Tilford, of this place, a-eon of Mr. J, Y. Tilford has been Tery ill for the hut. few days, but it is the opinion, of the physicians that he will re cover shortly. A'so, .Urs. SalUa Ann Gary,,wife ol Wm. Gary, near thw-placj. ia now lyiqgat.tbe point of deathi of con sumption, but Dr. Brandon say tbe gen eral health of the community ia-dist.fs-ingly good. oni closed asd- Ajioiaia orssED. Wilson "SBro.1 have, recently eloseiool their their' bar-room jo South Caney ville. and" will not apply for a renewal of their license but BIa"ia'&.Bond have opened another in-North. Oiaey ville, nev ertheless. LOCAL. OPTION.' The sheriff baa beep, ordered tfropen a. poll on this district at .the Jlay election, for the, purpose of ascertaining whether or not apirituouH, vinous or malt liquors shall be sold in this district any more. Now we appeal to all teasstst ua in free ing our little. village of, the burden she has so long been carrying, and "banish intemperancerpDj ouraKjsL" AXOTntR HBW TODB&XAX1XO. has been ventured -upon by ileearSi Porter and Eskridge, of this place, who' are makincr preparations, to-erect both a pork-house and a tobacco warehouse ia South Caneyville. Tl ey are men of en ergy and means, and we hope that they may meet with success;' and - furnish our fanners a ready market at homeifor their pork, and perhaps a -belter' tobacco mar ket. A VAGRANT VP. We have always entertained the opin ion thai the citizens in and around Ca nyeyville were as industrious aa they were any wheye, but a case came before our Justice of the Peace a few day ago, which did not sustain such an opinion. James "Byers, jr., was broughtup charged with vagrancy, out on lauing o ouwiu sufficient proof, the court dismissed bim, and we hope that from this on that Jamea may do better. ASOTUKK. L0TALI3T IS TBOCBLS. Peter Porter, alias Peter Dvidn, of color, who assisted in the Caneyville depot rubberr. some time since, anil for . . - . I v I whom twenty uo lars rewaru e uuju-u. was captured by Jmin Hnnter mi boar! of an Evansville and C'nci i t packet at Cloverport, SmvUy morning, thr UStli tilt., and on landing Peter in theGrayxn county jail, Mr. Hunter wa promn ly piM the reward, and retnr.iedjiere gUd to think be had been the means ortiriu in one of Grant 'a bovs to justice . Yours, J.T.N. Troubles art like dog -the- mllr they are, the more they annoy you. Uncle "How did the mother of JImi hide him?" Niece -With a et'ek."