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.J.xo. P. IHikeit k Cn, Publishers,
VOL. 1.
NO. 15,
"For fbe Harlford'Herald.
. ' r waiaace ,citelh:.
Leave of the roe-tree, beaattfal leavef,
What are the moonbeams whif perjng to theef
Do they tell thee they taw, on that brightest of
Floy pluck a blostom and same It for me?-
Leaves of the poplar-tree, quivering leaves,
What Is the wild-bird ringing to iheeT
Istthe song Floy sung, on that sweetest of ever,
Her heart moved to music at thought of me?
Leaves of the silrer-ash, glistening leaves,
What didjon zephyr just murmur to thee?
Does the tattler tell, on that happiest Of eves,
How it' caught Floy's lips upturned to me?
3. , .1 .
Let moonbeams, wild-bird, andiephyr,0 leaves,
Chatter atid sing thee my secret divine!
For me there's but one in all Time's blissful eves.
And Its rapturous memory, is .Floy's and mine!
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. """
WHTTrs ron mi iiAttrrflitn 'm'siLU,
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
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
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
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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
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
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!
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
I eave it to him last evening, just be
fore closing for the night," was the an
"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
"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
'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
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
"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
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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
"It was" Answered Mrf, Wfnter.
''Axe yob eure it was t'he eame ticket?'
"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,
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
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.
Mr. IV. II. Bock ltNe-i to a Pergonal Ex
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. ",
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.
.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. "
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 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.
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
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"
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
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.
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,
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."

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