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flic a. autr to it an)) tdu$, iitenifitrc, !rfs anbr Sciences, dkcatian, lridturc, iParlicts, Amusements, if c 0& 6! (SI VOLUME KXVL WOODSFIELD, MONROE COUNTY. OHIO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, i860 NUMBER loittcstic THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. . Published Every Tuesday. "" TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Two ctbllar3 per annum, invarially in advance 1 "J OB PRINTING Ksecntecl with neatness and diapatoh at this r!fice; and at reasonable prices. TERMS OP advertising: One square, three weeks.'. One square, three months One square, six niontha One Square, nine months 'One square, twelve months Two squares three weeks Two squares, three months Two squares, six months Two equates, nine months Two squares, twelve months One-fourth oolumu,three months. . K" ' " six months... . : nine months . ;... twelvemonths One-hill column, three months.. " six months.... .$2 50 . 6 00 .10 00 .15 00 .18 00 . 5 00 . 8 00 .12 00 16 00 .18 00 .15 00 .25.00 .30 00 .35 00 .20 00 .30 00 . . nine months 35 00 .'," twelvemonths 40 00 One column, three months . . . . . " six months........ - nine months ' i. twelve months ..30 00 ..45 00 ..55 00 ..75 00 (Twelve liaes, or lens, will he charged as one square. C2T.AU legal advertisements will be charged by the nil's, and must be paid in advance of ipublicaMonv ' tSS" Notices of the appointment ot Ad- Ijg" minlstrator's and Executor's; alsojgj g Attachment Kotioes and Road noti (jT ces, two dollars and 'fifty C6uts, in jgj advance, jgj .$& Advertising done at published rates, jiiuU payineTjJ required in advance, in all cases. - . TIN WAKE. COPPER WARE, .rilnet . Iron Ware, Stoves, &c. tlace of business At the old stand, oppsite the . . Jail. W I L L I A M ROSE, HAS lust received, aud will sell at reason, able prices, a nrst cTas3 stock of the ivares enumerated above. Mr- Rose is a cap. ' tal worfcmau, and will manufacture for you iny wares desired, not found in his shop. Give him a call before looking elsewhere. He can and will please you. pr,'C7. - WILLIAM R03K. Professional Cards. 1. 0. AMOS, 1 ! J. P. SPRIOOS, Notary Public. J ", 1 Pros. Attorney ; AMOS dc SFKIGGS, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, - ai id Licensed Claim Agents, , 'WOODSFIELD, 0IIIC-. Office Up stairs in the old Bloomer Bouse. April 26, 1865. ,.. JACOB T. lIOltlSlLI Attorney & Counsellor at Law AND NOTARY PUBLIC ,. , Clarington, Monroe, Count; 0. V TILL promptly and faithfully attend to Y . business entrusted to his care. Com promise and amicable adjustment always first sought, and litigation used only as the last resort. t. 31. '60. JAM. It. 51 O It K IS. y 'Attorney at Law, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. 8-Office first building. South of the tourt House. " ' aug31t. U JIXIAM WALiTOX, AI. D., .! Physician and Surgeon, -. (Office on Main treet,) WOODSFIELD, OHIO i I r . J . WAY, Physician and Surgeon, '. WOODSFIELD, OHIO. All ealla promptly attended to, during the flay or night. Offick Opposite Uinstermau's Hotel. feb23,'69. MARBLE WORKS. NICHOLAS 1VACOMIEII1 Is prepared to furnish MONUMENTS, TOMBSTONES, feead-stones, and all articles usually manu factured in first class Marble establishments, at the lowest cash prices, j Persons desiring to purchase will find it to their interest to call. Place of business two 4oors South of Postoffioe, Main street, Woods field, Ohio. . lanl4Y. ' BERTHAS D fcATGEJL'S jr 3Q "W 33 L I'w "5T DEPOT, At bis old stand one door North , ot Diehl's 1 1 : store, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. BEINQ exceedingly thaukful to my great number of friends and patrons for past favors, and adhering uullinthingly to my old maxim, t PAIR D IS A LING, I, solicit a continuance of the srine. Partio cnlar attention paid to the repairing of Watches, " Clocks, Jewelry and Musical Instrument, and bold and Silver Pitting, at reasonable rates and promptly. Woiik Warrakted. BERTRAM D LANGKL. aug311v. ' To the rublic. , rrilE public penerally are hereby notified that X my wifo, Kuhamo'Pcarsal, has left my b..d aild board without just -cause: and all persons are warned not. to trust licr on my account oh I will nay no bills of lr cmitraWinir. decHtl LEMUEL I'EAKSXL CITY BAKERY - AND - CONFECTIONERY. The undersigned has opened a new 33 A "EC 33 33, "X" One door West of Jones' corner and South of the Court House, where he will keep always on hand fresh White Wheat Bread, Brown Bread, Cakes and Ties, Crackers, Nuts, Candies, Tolacco, Cigars and other things usually kept in a Grocery. 1 have on hand the BEST- OYSTERS in the market, by the can or half can: also, am prepared to serve them to customers at ah hours, fried, stewed or raw. decY. JACOB REiNHBRB, 1 E I T E B S GROCER i Ono door South of Dr. Walton's residence on Main etreet- riTUE undersigned notillos his friends au.l X the public generally, that he keeps con stantly on hand FLOUIl, by the Bniall or barrel, CK ACKERS, Coffed, Tea, Suuak, Refined Svnrr Molasses, Tobacco, Cigars, Snuff, Axes, Nails, Wasulubs, Soaps, Dye Stuffs oi" all kinds, Powder, Lead, CANDIES OF ALL KINDS, and iii fact every thing usually found in a Grocer 3' Store. It will be to the advantage of the trading public to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. dec"y .. ....' ANDSHW PKITErt. HO! TO THE BARBER SHOP! GROCERY, and Photographic Gallery! rpilE undersigned keeps the only Barber J- fahop in Woodsfield. Shaving, hair-cutting and shampooing done in the best style, 3VC-C3-3?lOC33 3R. Contains tobacco, cigars, candies, nuts, dates, figs, cakes, toys for children, paper collars, canned fruits of all kinds, sardines, ink,black ing, crackers, smoking tobacco, pipes, paper, envelopes, &c, &c. 3VT.-5T PHOTOGRAPHS Are taken in the latest style of the Photo graphic Art. Reference: Those who have had their pictures taktin at my gallery. Give me a call. "Oysters by the can or half can; best in the market. Customers served at all hours with stewed, fried or raw oysters. t dec7v. WILLIAM SCIIE'JFELK. N E TJ H A R T 5 S I TAKE pleasure in informing my customers, and the customers of John Glasser, that I have purchased his Grocery and am now pre pared at the old stand, i West End -of Main Cross Street, To sell on low terms, - COFFEE, TEA, S U G A It , if'lour, brooms, tobacco, cijjlrs, caiinod fruits, pepper, diaries, &c &c. I cau supply eve rything required iu the GROCERY LINE. Terms an low as thoe of any other grocery iu town. GIVE, ME A CALL. dec7T LOUIS NKUHART. J A J O 15 II O S E , liVs End of Main Cross Street, WOODSFIELD, OHIO, T'EALKR IN BRANDIES, WINES, GIN. c. Keep constantly on hand the oldest and best articles of RYE AND BOURDON WHISKIES, Catawba, Isabella and Concord Wines. To the public, I will say that I propose to cell my liquoid according to the laws of Ohio, If you desire pure liquors giro me a call. dec7r. JACOB ROSE. All ministrator's IS oticc. NOTICE is hereby given that the under signed was, On the lllh lust., appointed as Administrator of the estate of Abraham Entwine, de'ed. uov30w3. ROBERT PRE WETT. GROCERY U 0 c 1 r i) A MOTHER S TIIOIGHT. BIT FKAXCES DAXA OMSK. Silent and alone, silent and alone! AVhere, tell me where, arc iny little onus gone, That used to be playing about my knee, With their noisy mirth, aud boisterous glee? Who lifted the carpets, misplaced the chairs, And scattered their playthings all unawares; Who called for their guppcis with eager shout, And -while they were gcttiiig, ran Id and out; Who kept all the apples and nuts from spoiling, And never saved jackets or pants from soiling; Had ever a waut, and ever a will That added a care to my heart, until I sometimes sighed for the timo to come. When they'd all be big, and go out from home. Silent and lono, silent and lone! Where, toll me where, arc my little ones gone? There are no little faces to wash to-night, No little troubles for mother to right, Xo little blue eyes to sing to sleep, Xo little playthings to put up to keep, Xo littlo garments to hang on the rack, Xo little tales to tell, no nuts' to crack, Xo little trundle-bed. brim full of rollick, Calling for mamma to settle tho frolic, Xo little soft lips to press me with kisses (Oh! such a sad, lonely owning as this is!) Xo little voices to shout with delight: "Good night, dearest mamma, good night, good night," Silent the house is; no little ones here. To startle a smile or to chase back a tear. Silent and lone, silent and lone! Where, toll me where, aro my little ones gone? It soems but yesterday since they were young; Xow they're all scattered tho world's paths among, Out where tho great rolling trade-stream is flowing; Out where new firesides with love-lights are glowing; Out where the graves of their life-hopes arc sleeping, Xot to be comforted weeping, still weeping; Out where the high hills of science are tlond- ing Up 'mi I the clomlrifts, lip, si ill ascending; Seekiu the sunshine that rests on the moun tain, Drinking and thirsting still at the fountain; Out in life's thoroughfares, all of them moiling; Out in tho wide, wide world, striving and toil- ing. Little ones, loving ones, playful ones, all, That went when I bade, and came nt my call, Ilavo ye deserted me? Will you not come Back to your mother's arms back to the Home? Silent and lone, silent and lone! Where, tell mo where, are my little ones gone? Useless my cry is. WTiy do I complain? They'll be my little oiios rtever again! Can the great oaks to acorns return? The broad rolling stream flow back to the burn? Tho mother call childhood, again to her knee, . That in manhood went forth, the strong and tho free? Kay! riay! no true mother would "ask for them back, Her work nobly done, their firm tramp on life's track, Will come like an organ note, lofty and clear, To lift up her soul and her spirit to cheer! And though her tears fall, when she's silent and lone, She'll know it is best they arc scattered and gone! Silent and lone, silent and lone! Thy will, O Father! not iny will be done! IV WE KXEff. If we knew the woe and liriart-ache Waiting for us down the road, If our lips could taste the worm-wood, If our backs could foci tho load, "Would wo waste the day iu wishing For a timo that ne'er can be? Would we wait in such impatience For our ships to come from Sea? If we know the baby fingers Tressed against tho window pane, Would bo cold and still to-morrow Xever trouble us again Would the bright eyes of our darling Catch the frown upon our brows? Would the points of rosy fingers Vex us then as they do now? Ah, these little ice-cold finger.-?, How they point our memories back To the hasty words and actions Strewn along our backward t rack! How those little hands remind us, As in snowy grace they lie, Not to Scatter thorns but roses For our reaping by aud by! Strange we never prize the music- Till the sweet, voiced bird has flown; Strange that we should slight the violets Till tho lovely flowers are gone; Strange that summer skies and sunshine Kcver seem one-half so fair, As when winter's snowy pinions Shake iln wbite down iu tho air! Lips from which the w.d of mU-hco Xone but God can roll away, Kever blossoms in such beauty As adorns the mouth to-day; And sweet words that freight our memory With their beautiful perfume, Come to us in sweettr accents Through the portals of the tomb. Lit us gather up the sunbeams Lying all around our path; Let us keep the wheat and rosea, Ciistiug out thu thorns and chaff; Let us find our sweetest comfort In the blessings of to-day, With a patient hand removing All tho briars from our way. C'ouiiiKiriiuis, Why is the sea a better housekeeper than the earth? Because it is more When is ti fowl's rieck like a bell? When it is rung for dinner. What is the difference between a sol dier and a bombshell ? Why, one goes to wars and the other goes to pieces. What public singer draws best ? The mosquito. Why is law like an eel trap ? Because it is very easy to get into but very diffi cult to get out of. Written for the Spirit. It O A 3) H . As lo ,fhcir Sliaislilncss, Curves aud Uiix'Ctiun. "Every road.othcr thing being equal, should be perfectly straight; but that straightness should be considered subor dinate to easiness of grade." The im portance of making a road level as pos sible was explained in a former article. And as a road can in but few cas?s be at the same time straight and level, overan uneven and hill' country like ours,those two requirements will often conllict. "In such cases straightno-ss should al ways be sacrificed to obtain a level, ot to make a road less steep." This is one of tlie most important principles to be observed iu laying out or improving a road, and it is the one most often viola ted. A straight road over an uneven and hilly country must be obtained by sub mitting to steep slopes in ascending and descending hills, or these natural obsta cles must be overcome by a great and unnecessary expense of making deep cuts and hum fills. "A good road should wind round these hills, instead of run ning over them, ami tins it may oilen do without at all increasing its length for it is the same length around the cir etc ot a DiicKot bale wiictiicr traced in a horizontal or vertical position. Precisely so may the curving road around a hill be often no longer than the straight one over it; for the latter road is straight only with reference to the vertical plane which passes through it, and is curved with reference to a hor izontal plane, while the former level road though curved as to the vertical plane is straight as to a horizontal one. Both lines curve, and we call the latter one straight, only because its vertical curva ture is less apparent to our eyes. The difference in length between a straight road and one which is slightly curved is very small. But even if the level and curved road were very much longer than the straight and steep one, it would be better to adopt the former. 'For as a general rule the horizontal length of a road may be advantageously' increase;1, to avoid a i ascent, by at least twenty times the perpendicular height which is to be thus saved. "Therefore to avoid a hill 100 feet high the road could be advantageously increased 2,000 feet upon a level, or to avoid ascending a hill one niilc long at a grade of five degrees lite distance on a level road could be increased river two miles. This ratio will, however, vary greatly with the nature and condition of the road. The above data is the result of experiments made by eminent engi neers both of the United Slates and of England and France, some of which make the ditFcrence still greater. This principle is, however, almost daily demonstrated upon some of our own roads, by actual experiments made hy our teamsters, to illustrate a case in point. There arc two principal roads leading from Clarington to Woodsfield, one of which follows the valley of Sun fish Creek, called the "creek road," hav ing ti gentle rise of from 13 to 10 lect to the mile, and something over 20 miles ill length. The other, called the "ridge road," passes up Fish-pot Kun to the top of the hill, and thence along the ridge over an uneven and undulating surface, having several long ascents of five de irees and is something over two miles shorter than the creek road. Our teamsters or wagoners who arc constantly engaged in hauliiig the! heavy products and merchandise to and from these points, have long since learned by experience the difference between a road comparatively level and one of steep grades over a hilly country. Although the ridge road has received a very large expenditure of money for many years, and while on the other hand the creek road has received but little attention, in fact some parts of it hits only the bed of the creek for a road, and for nearly half its distance receives scarcely any other work than what is voluntarily given it by the teamsters themselves, t. e., from Cameron up; yct)ur teamsters greatly prefer wagoning this road, seldom trav eling the ridge road, and then only with empty wagons or very light loads. The' have demonstrated the fact thai the creek road is the most advantageous both as to econoin3r .T tiuie and in the labor and fatigue of their horses. And notwithstanding the seeming prejudice against the creek road and the great ex penditure of labor upon the ridge road, if possible, apparently, to compel tlieui to use the latter road, still they prefer and travel the former. Again, a few years ago the creek road from Clarington to Cameron was consid erably improved, and a new road from Cameron up Uurd's Iiun, to intersect the ridge road.was made at a grade of about five degrees, and the grade of the ridge road from thence to Woodsfield consid erably improved by a' large expenditure of money a good and passable road was thus obtained ; and although this road is about a mile shorter than the creek road, yet our teamsters after giving it a fair trial, find that the same principles of utility and economy compels them again to fall back upon the old and neglected route, and with their heavy burdens still travel the old road. The question naturally comes up : Why is this so ? or, what is the reason that our teamsters still tTnig to the old track, with scarcely no inducement but the natural surface of the ground ? The answer is self-evident; in the first in- , . . .. balance the difference in distance between tlie two roads; besides this,several other hills equally as stecp,though not so long, to be ascended will still iucrease the pref erence iu favor of the creek road. In the sec'e'nd p'hie'e the IliiiVl Run road still shows a greater difference iii favor of the creek road ; although the latter is something over a mile longer than the former, the creek road as to timo is at least two niiles the shortest compared with Jtlie Hurd Rtfii Iiill alone, without taking iuto consideration other a:jeenls equally as steep though riot Co long. These arc not mere isolated cases, but many others might be adduced with equal force. These demonstrations are not . . mere conjectures, but arc based upon scientific principles and actual experi ments. These principles so patent should not be overlooked by those who expend the public money upon our roads ; even tho horse, by iustiuct,seeins to have a knowl edge of the difference between a level and a steep road. Some years ago, the writer going to Cameron on horseback, by way of the Conger hill road, returningTIate in the afternoon of a hot summer day, while riding up the creek pondering over which road to take,(the creek road cir the Con gcr hill road,) the latter being much shorter, approaching the forks of the road still undecided, giving the horse the reins to make his own choice, as he came to the diverging point he slacken ed his pace, pricked up his ears, looked up the hill, and then turned his head, dropped his ears, and rapidly paced off up the creek, seemingly rejoiced at the choice he had made. ExTKItPKISK. TEL E G R A P II I C The Ecumenical ('on mil Tempo rarily Adjourned. Rome, December 11. The sessions of the Ecumenical Council have been ad journed until after Epiphany. Much op position is expected on the reassembling of the body, but his Ilolliness is said to be sure of the co-operation of the Amer ican bishops. The Infalibilily Question- -I'osi lion ol" France. liius, December 11. The French government has made known to the Ecumenical Council that infalibility is an inopportune question from a religious view, and politically places France oth erwise than according to the Concordat, and releases her from the obligations theii a Female Sufl'rasc tn IVeir Jersey--. Lively Campaign Proposed; Nkw YoKK,Deccmber 10. At the Wo man's Suffrage Convention at Newark, 2sTew Jersey, yesterday, resolutions were adopted that the right of women td vote in New Jersey has never been legally cancelled, that a Woman's Suffrage As sociation be formed in every Lougres ioual District of the State to promote this object and secure the election of members of Congress and the Legisla ture who will advocate political equality to women. Otllcers were elected, aud the Convention adjourned sine die. Spain and luc Council. Madrid, December 9. At the silting of the Cortes to-day the Minister of State alluded to the assembling ol tac Council of the Church atRome,and made a speech foreshadowing the policy of the (joverninent. lie intimated mat trie Government would not hesitate to take strong Steps for the protection of Spain in case the Council should adopt meas ures hostile to her interests. St. l'LTKUSBi'Rti, December ). Em poror Alexander has conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of St. George upon King William df Frussia, as a proof of the cordial relations existing between Russia and Frussia. Singular. An exchange gives the 1'uHowing: Once upon a time a gentleman found in his henroost a simple minded soul of the vicinity, who lived-without means of support. "What arc you doing here, you rascal r Stealing my chickens :"' "No sir" w;is the response, "I ain't thought of doiu' nuthin' of the kind." It unfortunately happened that the simple, minded individual wore a high straw hat, of Ihe dimensions of a bee hive, and the crown thereof was dilapi dated to a serious extent. Ju.t as lie put in his donial.thchoad of a half grown pullet was seen to protrude from the aperture. "See there !" said the gentleman, "how did the chicken get into your hat?" "Well !" exclaimed the simple-minded individual, with an air of honest surprise and embarrcsstnent, "That's the strang est thing that ever happened to rife. I 'sposc the durned thing must have crawl ed up my trousers leg !'' jfFanny, don't you thiuk Mr. Bold is a handsome man V "Oh, no ! I can't eudnre his looks. He is homely enough." "Well, he's fortunate, at all events.for an old aunt has just died, and left him twenty thousand dollars." "Indeed! is it true? Well now, since I come to recollect, there is a certain noble air about him ; and he has a fine eye that can't be denied." 3T"Graudpa, did you know tha, the United States has been in the habit of cnconrgiDg and acknowledging tories ?" "WhaUitnd of tories?" "Territories! Now give nie some pca-ruits,or FU catch Ihe utcaeksaud make you pay for them." -A. DETECTIVE'S STOBY Some twcnlv vears since, I was a poor j detective, doing but a small and not very remunerative "business in tlie city ot L , in Kentucky. Too much leisure made time hang heavy on my idle hands, and bfttimcs had I engaged a team, and taken a drive around the country, some- tiities making a circuit of twenty miles. it t it:t in iiiii: wi lui;.ii: l vlui.ihmi iii It- ittt in inn i .1 Hmv! -i i . mine that I became acouaiuted with I5ir- die Reynolds, the daughter of a Wealthy retired banker oT L .whose residence was situa.tedvithin a few miles of the city itself. It was an acquaintance which could not long remain casual, for, two months after our first meeting. I had been so imprudent as to fall irretrievably in love with her ; and she darling g'u 1 ! -had promised W love me1 always despite the frowns and anger of'the paternal Reynolds, who soon found a way of pre venting our clandestine meetings.- It was a long time before I could mus ter sufficient courage to enter the grounds Of the Reynolds li'aiisio'n, but, at length'. wearied with watching for Bird ft? at the usual try sting-place, I donned my best suit, and summoning all my self con trol, pulled the elegant little bell-knob, and was soon ushered into the drawing room, the servaut.as requested.convcying mvcard to the paternal relative of iny lit tle pel,iny love for whom 1 was ;!bo;it to avow to that choleric individual. Some oversight on my part, caused me to send the wrong card ; for, instead 'of the or dinary "Dany Leeds," I had delivered my professional card, bearing not only my own name, but my business, aud the detective agency by which I was employ ed. Iri a few moments; therefore, Mr. Reynolds entered the room, nervo'usly twirling the card iu his hand. "You could not have arrived at a more opportune moment." he said; grasping my hand warmly, to my no litt'.e aston ishment, "although I was unaware that intelligence of the robbery had readied the police headquarters as yet." "I I simply called- " I stammer ed out. . . . . "Of course, by orders of the chief of police. I'lease accompany me to the li brary, aud I will give you the lull par ticulars of the affair," interrupted he, leading the way to that place, and seat ing himself, after waving me to a chair. "There is no clue lo the perpetrator of the robbery, but you detectives arc sharp enough to make milch out of nothing. I have met you before, Mr. Leeds," he said, suddenly recognizing me as the companion of his daughter on several occasions. "I am slightly acquainted with your daughter, sir," I replied confusedly. "Ah, yes ; I remember now. ' But to proceed to tho business on hand. Late last evening,or early this moruing, this room was entered by one or more persons, and a small tin box, containing over seventy thousand dollars in United States bonds, was abstracted from that desk," pointing to a solid mahogany de&k in a corner of the room. -"The party or par lies entered by that window from the veranda, and in forcing the lock of the deck, used this instrument. which I found lying on the lloor, dropped there appar ently uy tuc nurgiar in lus Hurry to es cape." lie handed mc, .13 he spoke, a Miia'l instrument, some four or live inches iu length, and constructed so durably as lo stand any' amount of straining without breaking, and evidently a new invention for the forcing of locks or fastenings. I looked at it curiously, and, in turning it over, read on the reverse side : " W eldon Fat. 18." To all appearance it had been but little uScii, and I knew it to be of recent manufacture, from the fact that no implement of the kind had ever be fore, in my recollection, been fouiyl in the possession of a cracksman. "It is all the clde you can possibly find," said Mr. Reynolds', after a pause ; "and, although i feel almost certain you will have but little success in delecting the thief, I will pay all your expenses, whether you succeed or fail : and should the former be the case, a reward of ten thousand dollars !' "I will undertake the case, sir," I re plied, "but require nothing more than I usually receive my expenses ami or dinary fee. Should I succeed, however, I may have a favor to ask, which, were I certain of its being granted, I would imperil my life to recover the bomb." "Well, we will talk of that hereafter," replied my host, apparently misunder standing mc, "and now to business." Two hours h'ter, after having closely examined the servants, and the grounds' about the house, 1 louiid nfyself in L , searching the directory for the name of "Weldon," which' name was impressed on the tool iu my possession. Only one name of the sort occurred, and the ad dress indicated a locksmith shop in Knox street, whither I wended my way. An old man, of perhaps sixty or more, greeted me at the door, as I knocked for admission, and querulously conversed with me for a short, time: then, upoi! my informing him of my busiuess, look down from a shelf the exact counterpart of the small "jimmy" I held in my hand. "It is a new thing," Ire said, proudly pointing out its advantages over an or dinary implement of the kind, "aud to men of my tt:!de is invaluable ; but some men put it to a bad usc.aud lhai a hard time in getting it through the patent-office." "How many of them have you manu factured since the issuing tff the patent ?" I aske.l. "I make them to order," was the re ply. "Only yesterday I completed one for a gentleman who wished to use it in his factory for something or other A nice young fellow, too, and he paid me liberally for it." "Do you know his name V" "No ; he slid he was proprietor of a large establishment at N , but wish ing to remain in the city for a few days, he ordered four more. He is to call for them to-day " . "You thiuk he wishes them for a le gitimate purpose, do you?'' I asked. "I don't know. I've often been de ceived by such men, but, judging from the personal appearance, I am inclined to think he is what hesserts himte'f to De. i suppose you . are wonctug up a ease., arc you not ?" "Yes ; and if you aid me so far as lies iu yoiu power; 1 will remunerate you liberally. Now,I wish to sec this you i man, and desire to remain here until ! comes. When he makes his appearance I shall conceal invseU,and determine my courso of action by his conduct. Is this the tool you sold him yesterday :" I asked abruptly, producing the "jimmy." . "It is wonderful! like it," replied the old hian. -'f'l would co't Hesitate lo' p'io' noiince it iueritieal." A few moments later I had detailed to him all that I thought necessary for him to know, aud had arranged all re- ()r quisite to my obtaining-a full view of the i pm'chaser, when he should arrive. , stationed beuirk' an empty dark corner of the room, as box m a the town clock struck seveii tti.it evening. I saw a flashily-dressed young fellow of twenty five or more enter the shop, and accost the lock-smith, "ft. "Well; Mr. -WIJ:bn. I-suppose the' tools-Are (tei&e - Jf. hatonHintlv time tb lie time to stay. Jii.t roll them upTnTi wrapper for me. He turned his face full against the light as he spoke, and I recognized the features of Boyle Vradenberg, the most "aceoiiip'li:jhcd" o't the cracksmeii id the city, but who, though well known to the police, had invariably evaded them or escaped detection. "Thank you," he said, handing Wel don a bill of large, denomination, and taking the parcel in his. hand. "1 will call when I agaiu come to L . Good evening.'' "Not so fast, Mr. Boyle Vradenberg," I said, coming from iny place df conceal ment, and seizing libit by the arm. "I arrest you for the robbery of Mr. Bar ton Reynolds, yesterday evening. You arc my prisoner." lie paled is T spoke, but instantly re gained his composure, a derisive contemptuous- smile wreathing his "hand s'oiiic face". . "A little slower; Mr. Henry Leeds. Proof and a warrant are necessary be fore I accompany you." Thc'ii, ol.ye'-f-ing me looking for the handcuffs in my coat, he continued : "Of course I'll go with you, but you must- be responsible for any inconvenience I may suffer." "You will be treated with all due re spect," I replied, opcuiug the door, and leading the way to the police headquar ters, where we soon after arrived. 1 at ! once communicated with the sergeant ! of police, wno declined to commit the prisoner, but promised to retain him un til morning, furnishing Vradenberg with a small roont adjoining the station -keeper's office, which tlie prisoner entered with a light laugh, thanking him for the accommodation of a room, .and request ing him lo leave the door slightly ajar. Stationing myself at a small barred window, with no glass in it, I watched the motions of the man of whose guilt I was almost positive. Seating himself at a table, he drew from his pocket a memorandum-book, which lie consulted several limes, at the s ime time writing on a piece of paper before him. His in- vesugalions closer!, lie lore the leaves! from the book to which he had referred, and holding them iu the flame of the candle before him, watched them burn to a crisp. Then, once more placing his pencil to the paper, he wrote or drew for a lew iuoiiieiils,and. lighting a c!gar,thre.v himself back in his seat,inedit;itiiig deep ly upon .vnne subject or other. A half hour elapsed and the prisoner lay back in his chair, apparently asleep. Cautiously entering the room on tip-toe, I drew near the table, and, without dis turbing Vradenberg, gained possession of the paper, aiul" left the room as si lently as I had entered. . The following morning Boyle Vraden berg was discharged from custody, there being no proof to convict him. The next day, aud the next, I pondered for hours over the rude diagram I" had in my possession. To give the reader a knowledge of the contents of the paper, would require time and tedious space. I will, therefore, only say that, ou the evening of the second day, I "had so far succeeded in . unraveling the intricate mystery of the diagram as to .feel confi dent that it not only was intended as a guide to the place where the box con: tabling the stolen bonds had been secre ted, but that- 1 actually knew the place; and the developments of the two days ensuing substantiated my supposition. Some ten milei from the city of L , and live from the residence ot Mr. Rey nolds, was :iu unused coal-pit, which bad been excavated to a considerable depth before the war, but had been abandoned, partly on account of its barrenness, anil partly for the non success in engaging experienced milters. An old bucket or tub, used to remove the coal from bc loW( still hililg suspended by a strong chain over the coal pit, the bottom of which was some thirty feet below the su. face of the rugged hill above. It was here, 1 felt confident, that Boyle Vra Icn berg had concealed his plunder, an 1 on the fifth night after his release from du ress I started for the place, known as the De Ilaes Fit. The moon was shining brilliantly as I struck olf from the main road, in a north westerly direction, over the long, barren stretch of country ,aud the sense of utter loneliness was oppressive to the mind. At length 1 reached the sparsely -wooded highland, ami; hern ring my steed to a tree, hioveduuorc cautiously in the direc tion of the De Hacs Fit, which was about three hundred yards distant from where I dismounted. Rumors of es caped law-breakers finding a safe refuge iu this lonely place had reached my ears,( and I to not entirely unknown to the light fingered, but hcavily-knucklcd.gen ' try of L ; discretion was therefore necessary. Suddenly I stopped iu my course, aud crouched down behind one of the bushes which grew so thickly on the brow of the bill. Not fifteen 'feet before me, and plainly visible as they stood in the full light of the moon, were two men on the very edge of the pit. conversing iu a tone of moderate loudness. "When I whistle three limes, Hob; do you hear?'' "Ay, ay, cap. -I'll let you no." "It'll be a good night's work for you, old boy ; and we must make tracks, as soon as we gel the box. Now unwind the chain, and let me down slowly ;" and the speakcr,iu whom 1 recognised Boyle Vradenberg, stepped into the tub, and his pal at the. top began 'to in wind the chain slowly, which creaked and .stiamed as. if it wouldljurst into a thousand pie irtti. 1-r a lew moments later lie ceasea nrs e operations, anu it was evident tint vraJ jd.mberg had reached the bottom of Mis- pit. Bob, the man Tat the top, seateit himself on a stone, lighted his pipe, an4 awaited the signal from his master, , I knew I had but little chance against two of them, arid I determined . upon course of action which, I fell sure, would succeed. With a quick, stealthy tread.I approached the man, whose back Kij toward me, and,. with one powerful hlc from the butt end of my revolver.knock ed him senseless upon the groind. . ..." -A short time elapsed, and then I heard . the signal from Vradenberg below. It required some strength to raist the tub j and its occupant; b'iit a few momenU stifv bced to bring it to a level with the earth-.- I averted iriy Head as lie stepped once more on the ground, so that he should not discover mv identity. "We must cut, now, Bob. Cut the cops . e watcamg me, and if the box J wertrfound in my possession, it might lead to unpleasant relations. It was good idea of mine secreting the lnuids down there." He spoke in a jubilant lone.. "Here, hold it for a moment. ,till I adjust my collar;" itd he h.mded Wie the object of all niy search and troiibit. "Boyle Vradenberg, you are my pris-T oner!" I said dropping the box, and pointing a revolver at. his head ; "and one word, or show of resistance, and I will send " . He was. taken by surprise, but he was too cool-headed aud desperate to lose his presence of fhiffd ;. the next mumcr!) the pistol was struck from my hand, and' . he had caught mc by the throat with aj grip of iron. I clutched at him wildly, scarcely knowing what I did, iu the intense ex citement of the moment. Then my foot r slipped, and we both fell to the ground." lie released his hold as we tell, bnt was on his feet in a moment again 1 had arisen on one knee, and was on the very verge of the pit. With a tremendous i effort, he attempted to force me over the height; the moldy earth crumbled be neath his feet ; he lost his footing, par tially relaxed his grasp on me, tl'fn t'r-U downward over the edge of the pit.dVS' giug mc after him. c As we fell, I caught at the rim of the 11 bucket, while lie' tent whirling, down ' through the darkness into the depths be- low It was with no litt'.e effort that I oncfe more regained a footing ou tho earth. x When I did, however, I was not long in securing the box, and the pal of Vraden- ' berg, whom I tied hand and foot ; and " then moving, as speedily as my bruised, ? condition would allow of, to where' iriy-' horse stood, I rode rapidly forward to . L , and reported the occurrence at headquarters. ' ; ' ',; The detachment df pdliee' lhat! were sent out to the coal-pit returned the next'' morning with only the dead body of'; Boyle Vradenberg, his pal having, by some unknown means, managed io. es cape. ' -. ' y- I am growing too old now to attcnui to cases rvhere sharp professional tact i. " necessary, bitt mt eldest boy, Harry Reynolds Lecds.will hot be long in' gain ing a high f landing detectives. anfdiig his fellow-r - fv-1' Prentice advises, if time passes tedi-" ously with you, provoke some big fellow lo knock you into the middle of next week. . ; y ; When Mr. Guzzle says he-"won't 'Uke a single drop," he means so wery'' time; lie wants drops enough to half fill a turn-! b!ec. :' According to a recent decision, fobanf-'. ing house keepers who serve hash' are obliged to lake out license as manufac- -turcrs " . . ' A man in CmciniiaH advertises for A situation : "Work not so riixich art object , as good wages." '! .'h.n Church music is often so soothing fiai' members of the congregation go to sleep under it. So they sometimes do under the preach ing that follows it. Burke, the condemned ninrdcrcrjfi Queens County, New York, wept from disappointment when told that he would be imprisoned and not hangcd.j r Joe Howard says that Swlnton has approached Greeley's beard, swing, coat and style so closely that he is fn dahget!,, of being arrested for wiltul appropria. tton of the Tribune trademark.! - ,. ; v The New York Evening Fostsays- "Mr. Richardson left r.o will. He wass worth about 875,000. . His interest 'in the Tribune .sdoue was valued at 840, 000. 1 v . '!" The South Carolina House of Kepre-' senlativcs recently voted down a restt lution to raise the Unltc'ii States, flag oh ; the capitol. Are the darkeys wlio' vIeg: , islatc'. for the Palmetto- Statu think-; ing of a- new secession on their own ac count ? " "Freddy is a little one of seven years' growtli.thc son of a ininistcr,who, with his wife, had just arrived at a field ' of labor. Hearing his motbeif 'say to his father that she had been deceived by . his saying that the parsonage was a thrct) story building; hcn in fact it was only ' two, he taid : , "Ma!" "Well. Freddy!" ' " The kitchen is one." "Yes." ' . "This floor is' two, and the story that pa told is three.'' jTwo young ladies in a certain house in town the other night were beard singing as follows : -Oli for a maii ! Oh for a man ! v i Oh for a man hion in the eky ! ' 1 ' 1 Before they could get any further two young bloods outside responded : "Oh for a gal! ' ' Oh for a gal Ion of old rye. JC-fTAt a crowded lecture," the other evening, : young lady standing at the door of the hall was addressed by ttu honest lhberiiian.who was in attendance on the. oceasiou ' -l ivda.de, miiis, I should te glad to give von a t-ate, but the empty -ones-are ( all full." ' - .- i- iC-sTA Reporter, in an article on the de.tttutc poor, rpoke of the great num ber o! persons reduced to poverty by'' the. "myt tef iohs df trees of Providence." ; His astonVfclinient may be imagined when-' he .-aw the printer had altered it to 'tbc invsteriouj decrease of proTisious." '