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SCHOOtEY, fa Antiociu ; Xicarc v Coczty, CJuo, Xl. AtlSlSTROUG, Bl, D- rh jatclaa and Bnrfeon. WOO DSFIELD, OHIO. OSm Bad mldBM la Bank BtQdiBg-jjI.TSi t7tCXttt 7AI.TOTrt a. u jrcygician ana oargeon, - i " "ri . " -1 n VOOm bb M bIb itrBt.) W OCT) 8TIITD OHIO. , ruxsict-N AMD suuucow, JOLDYf MQ N ROE COUNTY) E10 "ITTlLt Ub4 Vrptr)- U b!1 etlli AarfBg 1 !"W ! I I1 1 I H.i B A B B W mm m ar OSo BBl lodglttB . i : MldBt. BMt ltntor,4tttAJd,VBnndto all calU BtpU, da r Bight. .-. tobll,!3T. Dr. J. T? AT, KLM COVE, Waakington Tpt Monro tiM if y.t i GiumUft OMi .!j ?! ?nrr A bbUb enaptly MtsmdU U, daring ths day et algku . ;.; :v? ri'A-javx - i. p. PAfccnAR. n. d, ; (?rmrly of ZaaetVlUe, Oklo',) PhysfcianandT. Surgeon, 1 Ofto and midtiMi la tk Ertbrid property, OOP Sf IJEX D ,7 OHIO ... Bariaf Ikoatad a tkab plo, ofrt Us fVonilllilBSl 61 rSBM,- WktBi k kOPB bj 1m atUatloB to batiatM to BirU pablio eonfidanon and patroaag. f iU V tairontO XXtOMOt will rsoelrs spoial atuntion. mayd.r. THE andorslgxod is preparod to do all man Mr ot konso painting at low rales. Ho kas kad ton years experienot In the business aad solioits the patronage of tko pablio gen- rally. - - WILLUX B. SIOAn, ' janV78x. Wltton'a P 0., atonroo Co,0, . B. K. BWlBaBD. r eie a, ins abb i.f- 0 iircMtect8 i;'and Builders, Atic,. Monro Count j, Ohio .'TT71LL ' proBBro' plaas and . spoolfieatlons, , W ABd oontrMt for tko roettoa of bnUd lags '.osi Bioro Toaaeaablo forms than any oikat iraa la HoBroo eoitaty. - Ja4,78f. - L -I!' 1' V " BANKSr-'. I?--,' Jit l'?ilir iB-'H iJooO iC' v i r. o. naMMtit aiarni. a Lo MooKt-. mwi f-r. -WwrrracB.' ilWSil TT ,tl.iM'J ,-'k.S!l, '-:.-:t ' 19 ! 1 OlWOQQ VUV. to . 7m1m . PairJ. mm. Tim on air Feints. BAKcnra Hotje no 9 Av3f . to RM. THE J M07:0 B1NK; iJVT 7 Capita jsra .. $50,000. & ti iiooiKof! yiiiMDiiom V.fm. v-" .'Jaaa.WliUAMS, QuUotv. 'jnW rUn'i jrrtt i". -. - -1 v.'u.ii.w.isr Bln UoosmX ikuiu; War, Bxabsmqab. B.KOXXESCBV i JAk u Watsos, WixuAk Oxir,t, M. - Boxrri.XBv ' t ",jTHObTAS Ai Wat.' " ii Hr.,.!,ul i.-t.-..-m,; ' i It .'TJ.-5 V.r.-nl'!' tt.-tst ciid caCCcial - Deposits atake Botloetlons on alf points promotlv' ' BArttito HocAkoki J rm. iCf 3 drt'V A if tips-. . t 4 JJUIUmEAX CO., .. . j idTfirj'; tiid:A; S4Io ""Stable, wooD&nxLPr OBio. fAi i -i Ai 1,-1 '4 U'Hra,i" - Oi:il l-e. -;fc: . .,.? . t!'' rtaorals asi atUadol at roASOBabU rates. t J.ii'.'f Parttcalar Atocatton will bey Paid .-m.ti to AMSUfuag uotwe, PKICBS fglLt BS BKASOIfABLB, and tkoy solleil tko pstrOBAgs of tksir friends aad the pablio goBorally, x , , aay90,73 County Correspondence. 1-i Written for, Th Spirit ot I)mocrac j,j ' r Qaitfl a pleasant companr gathered at the residence of Esq Reynolds 6n "Sab bat n March 56, 1878, tdi'Mttaegt' the tying of a matrimonial knot. Mr Arch ibald Goodbae bad previously courted aod wa now joiaed in marriazt to Magirie M eldest ;, danzbter of sq BeynoldB. il The Sqoire wa happy and made every one else feel Rev-A. G. Bobb officiated. '' : A (Treat sapper was served and. those present did .justice to it, 'of ..course, vun , Monday; the, happy coopie started on their wedding tour--The Qsrington Cornet Band tooted their new horns for them, accompanying them td Beliaire. , They made ajolly compa ny. ; May Mr. and Mrs.' Goodhue live happily and loog.-;.'.--":'"; la haste, . . ' .' . J kambihl (Writtea for. The Spirit of Domooraey. .." i., ;f prom Oalt.Twasalp, u, . , ; ' 'HabtmibsxL Ohio, March 50, 1876. ? Mb. Editok;' t think ft will be inter- eating tosome of the readers of Thi bPiBit to. bear,, some news from. Ohio township. Our school in district No 6 closed on' Monday-the 17th day oi March.1 .We learned ' great deal ibis Winter; we had i good teacher; w Jl wish for nim to be oar teacher next win ter again. It is Vrg ; school for one teacher- to managet pu he tried his best that alt should learn something.-- Rev. J. Huber made apeech U Ger man which was very good and oar teach er, L.VD: Eaton, made 1 very good one: to tear as sing knd , hesr fhe speeches which were made-, Wd stinz several nice songs which wc learned this. Win tervv I think it very nice Vo sing U school;, we feel lost since the school closed we think h a long, time yet till sehool will com mence asua. '-i-- " ''' '.Wheat ir 'considerably damaged', we look'for some. apples yet, but lr the weather don't moderate . soon'' the fruit crop will prove an almost enjire failure . jTimes are very dull, there ia not much going on, V Wo hope for . better weather in AprtLi h ; lours KesfecUully, . . : (Written itor The Spirit' of Uemracr) ; f ' Freoa tnltEerland Twasblp , ' Mabch 25, 1876i I -En. Smn r Thinking that A few items from this Dart of oar county might be interesting to our.many readers, 1 have written tip some in regara to oar town snip. , t . . .... -, .. . . , i i . j We nave had Very , muddy roads-so muddy that they were Almost imposes ble- v- Wo !i had' very disagreeable 1 and stormy weather for a while.during wbieh time's great many fences were blown down. ; Last Monday it made ajehange; it commenced snowing in the morning snd Bnowed all day ; then it began to have the appearance of an old-fMbioned winter. In seme places there were snow banks.or drifts, in the roads ao deep' that we had hard work to get through with the best pair of horses. In places; we couldn't get through st all,, so that we were forced to " leave the. road ana go througliUie field ; i 'v . .Thera was a good .deal, of sleighing done during the last few days, and I think the following lines will not be.oot or place fan regard to sleighing J r s-' ' Nov that wo are ABTiag plenty of snow. One can host the aurry sleigh-bell Tinging; For sleigh-riding is bow all the go, i "The Voathfal drirer hia whip is swinging. -.; .., ...- -A .sJai"i ft ft :ir-Ut. r Hark! do you hoar them gaily shout? ', j Enjoying tkeauOlTes ia aurtk and glee;?; t i They wik their kdrsos aad sleighs are oa a T JSTery pno .out. of tn way nusc wo. And saark how tko gar and splrUed stood 1(. i Ta ttiii W ia trTinff himaelf to show: . ! First starting slow, tken with lightnjBg Weed . A rushes tkrottpr wwntpi ana ossa Ifsny a aoUo sloed; oy his e'rvol adastet,; " ) To a erippte or to death kAslieBa ran;' -t .. While urging hia to g od faste aad raatet1, ln-wioh to mt eeorat se no obi poor tub : Wtion OBskoB aaet steeds and a goodefeigk, ! Then. It to na snort As teoAnt sWalttng : ta . For heit ishar4 at koiBBloWy) a i And whyAhpuld aot o anfjaslolgBag.) But then, when one is happy and gar, . n Use vast also romemoer ice twos oi fTOf, Joy gladdens tns.aear sorrew jioroe it ujte J V The aboyo lines were my thoughts da ring the .time we have had 4ho beautiful snow. . . Bos r alas I to aay. n is armost tone, never to Jome: back again. Like time, it passes swiftly by; which reminds one, of: toe momentary we, or man., it elides alontf, foiling onward forever ; But meor pass aifiy,aasoon as they begin, to exist ; well, let the moment pass r.v- ov wsfti tas oooaor wW 4 f ' f . ..Thf. Hfa'.tmiiowitmoiijmBa:1"" titcA 5oon we ahaUreadi the blissful sbero ? ' . Of lestotornity. - v I 7 snw .e:-:4 ' .T , There are a good many complaining of bad colds in this locality. Fruit has been damaged considerably by the late freezes, peaches are nearly ail Killed j wneat looks very weikt l cannot help congratniatins yon3 on vonr -snccesr in'secnrlnz ibe rednisite smoantor Buoscnpuoo. ipr juur euu pi the B. S;W:BaUroad ; J hope lefoe anptner spring yon may oe aoie to ave a view or the. outer woria ny meano sn e railroader, Jiore anoc .is .jh.'ut.- s. t . . si Jas. M: Makooib, rrWrftt T09 8Pwt DemocraViy.jt rratn -JatsUaa .CMitfiffesiTA., Col. Wm. H. H Kintr .died on the morning of March 1th, 1876, at the reo- tdence of bis brother; Capt U K King, 00 Little Pond creek,1 Jacksotr county, West ya, or pneumonia. re ver, ... r Col. Kine. was born in, Monroe conn ty, Ohio, on the 4th day of March 1811, and was thirty nre years oLage on tne day of his death.. -mis father and otn er still survive faim. They both look hale and hearty, notwithstanding Iheif great age, his father being 73. . He moved with his parents to his present . home in November 1856, where he has since re sided . . At the breaking out of. the late war. ha enlisted as .- a private of Co. I 11th W. Va., Infantry and was, promo ted to Lieutenant of his com pas yj and was again promoted for bravery, in bat tle, to the rank or Uo'.ouel or iiis uegi ment. He was A good and dlrine offl cer tni did Effective', service along f the Poloraac and in' front of Richmond. He was cabiaretH hi Cedar Creek; but suc ceeded in escaping before reaching Rich mond, and waathiis" saved the . horrors of a prison life AlYer the war ended he returned to bis home where he resi ded untiflhi time of. bis death. At the beffinninjr of the Grange move ment in (his 8(at he took'a- prominent part in organizing Lodges and was Mas ter of Vnty, Grange, No, JL73, at tbe time of his death. He was buried with the honors of the Order, about one bun dred and fifty brothers and sisters par ticipating in- the ceremony. ; Tuis was the first Grange burial we have . had in this part of the country. The ceremo ny is very , beautiful . and impressive : Col. King will be greatly , missed in the community in which he resided. He was a man of mdre.lban ordinary ligence and many looked Xn him for counsel and ad vice. His judgment was always good. : Hg.was huried in the old Bloomfieid irraveyard, near Mnrrysvule, on Sunday, March 5th, at two o'clock r. M. c - D. S. Wiujams. IlluiDg ttte vTronf 9laa. ' ITrom the Exohange .i., . ; The foUowini amuaincr Incident oc curred pot long since in a . denomina tional bookstore, not a thousand miles from Cornbill (Boston ).r ; Amusing it certainly, was tnongn tne hereof theoccasion has not yetTegain- ed, hia equanimity.- j. The clerks in this store had acquired the habit - of playing .. off - tricka upon each other practical joking, they sailed iW-and one of the tricks' was this: If one pt the clerk's chanced to see' another in a .stooping posture, selecting a book from the lower shelves, he would seize a board, perbaptf part of a box cover, and smartly spank the stooping victim Jerry. P--was one of the clerks, a simple-minded,' good-natured fellow, from' Vermont, always ready and willing for the hardest of work, and 'praised by his employers accordingly. ' ?' ' ; I " "' Jerry had of late been the 'chief vic tim of the spanking process, he was de termined ODonrevenze not with malev olence! "nor yet with indignation,' but simply in the way of fair play. To this end, he lay low, watching an opportn nity. 'i j'-:., 7.1 J ; One afternoon, upon returning to the store Trora an errand, the longed Tor op portunity seemed to present itself, and Jerry seized iVinsUnterr " .. . , At the far end of the long counter he saw ad individual overhauling books on the very bottom shelf, his body- beat at the most tempting angle. ? " it s "' Jerry was sure it was Tom S from whose bands he had received many an emphatic spank, and now was. the time to pay off old scores. ' .'', - 1 bo he selected a splendid boards ! and creeping noiselessly along to, the.' dpot, ne gave tne stooping man a oiownnat sounded through the store like the burst ing of a retort, and brought mm to an erect position like a Jack-in-the-box. , . Here was a Tom 5, at the sound of the blow, appeared from an other part of the store, while the'gentle- man who had been struck appeared in utter bewilderment, robbing away at the aching part most Assiduously ; acd boor Jerry .then discoyeredto his dismay and deep regret, that be ntruck his em ployer s parson, the Rev;, Dct B , who naa oeen cnnoasiy sesremng among a lot of old Greek and Hebre w. books, i .Jerry wept with shame and confusion, and was forgiven ; and .from 'thai tlme that particular, ; species . or amusement was,dBcontinaed in the store, y, . liaa't Jndcs) aMsusay UtsCloUie. A slim,gentlenianof rather seedy ap pearance,' with aVoagia bi8 hand, palled at j uanoary jDans . on ; ciaturaayana asked to see the, cashier, j Tne oj (00k a good, look it the party, whom che saw to be a traveling, agent or some kind, and then wentlnto the back - room with the information. He returned ' and said the cashier was very busv lust ndw. The Btrangef aatj.bis .bag downsTaod s a T a. - Vn ' - a a . jeanwij asst. jkno, ,vjux( preparea,j to Wait. :iviU 'ar.i ?o Mi-.i t t -f Ho'U kare A good time if he 1 waits till.Mr C--. aomoa oat here.'? whis pered thoboy to. the teller, ,J ""Ton bet" tepued the teller, ' with' a jocuhtrwlnk; f n 'efT9di,t? JBut-tbomaa waited.... Tears' of. expe rience, perbapW. bad ; taught him , the wonderful sublimity of waiUng. r. Once the cashier, appeared , in the door, 0 but seeing the bore still .there,? he aerclpi- tately etreated. - Shortly - after he fled over to the other banlc la tell the cashier of the way he had Outwitted ihe , boko Send. He bad been there bat a moment or two whence slim man'appeared and asked for the cashier. The official of the bank waa obliged to admit his "pref. ence'.'l ';. 1 '';.. ' ' "I ' '.-"i Z "' " I want to make a deposit of $5,000," said the slim . man. "I was going; to take it to the other bank, bat I got tired waiting for the cashier to come in." ?Tbe cashier for whom he had waited shot back to his own institution and when he got hold of that' boy , he gave him a clearer idea of sineinsr. sounds than beever had: before, , or wiu, pefr haps, ever have again Dtnbury JVevt. Do Ecwaomlcal. ' "Take oaf e of the pennies." Look well to your spending. , No .matter what comes tn, u more goes, put you ,wui ai- way a be poor, , The art is not in making money, out ta seeping iu LdtUe expen see use mica in a oaro, wnea tney are many, make great waate. - Hair by hair heads grow bald, atraw. by straw the thatch gees' off the cottage, and drop by drop the rain comes into- the 'cham ber ' A barrel is soon empty if the tap leaks' but a rop a minute. ' When you mean to save, begin with your mouth Many tbievea pass down the red lane. Thu ale jug is a great waste. ; In all other things keep within compass.- Nev er stretch your legs further than your blankets will reach, or you will soon be cold. In clothes' choose suitable and lasting stuff, and not tawdry' fineries. To be warm is the main thing,, never mind , tha r.1 looks - ' A ' fool , may make money but it needs a wise man to speed it' ' Remember, it is easier to build two chimneys. than, to .keep one going. If yon give all to back and. board, there is nothing left for the savings bank. Fare hard and work hard when ' yon are young, and roa will have a chance to rest when joo are old. detect Mtmr f WORTH OR WEALTH; "I tell you no, Agnes 1 I won't have ft. The fellow only wants my money. I know him.. I know all these dandified jimjacks. . They bang around a bag of gold: as crows do . around, carrion. I won't have any such thing; now yon know.".. : . .. .;: 'Father, you judge Walter too harsh ly, : He is a good man honest and. in dustrious, ad " v ,,: Industrious, say you 7 I'd like ; to know what he's got to show for . his in- Intel-iv'e has a superior education, father.' ,"Edficaion 1 .FlddlestiCksJCajik he live on his education ? Can - ho . make money of it?" . J- : k" "Yes, he can livo on it ; he has already obtained a good situation as clerk," ' "And will earn just enough to keep him in the fine clothes he wears; I know these fellows. But .there's an end ont; if you choose him rather than your poor old father, yon can do so. I can live alone I shan't live long vou can " Stop stop, rather, ion nave no right to talk so. ' You know I could not leave you." - And Agnes Bremen throw her arms around the old. man's neck and kissed him and left the room. ., '.'." s ' 'It's curious how these ' young folks act,-' the miser mattered to , himself, af ter he had seen the child depart. '. .. ' "There's besn twenty of the sharks at terthat girl all of 'em hovering around her like man-eaters after a dead body r Don't I know what they ant? Can't I seer Aha! can't I though? It's my money ! And 'Agnes ' has never loved one of 'em till this Adams cams ' along the jackanapes 1 and nowshe wants to get married at once . Nonsense r .The old man bowed his .head .As 'be spoke, and he saw a drop on the back of his hand. It was a bright drop, and the raya of the setting son were playing on ''J "She cried when "she kissed, me,, he whispered, wiping the tear from his hard band.: UI don't see what makes her so tender-hearted ; she never took it from me. But she may have taken it from' LfThe old man '.atopped, and a cloud came over his wrinkled brow, ' for there was a pang la his heart. ' He remember ed the gentle, uncomplaining companion the mother of bis child. He remem bered how she became his wife, even whon.the bloom of manhood nad passed from him how she had loved him, nurs ed him, cared for him, and how ahe bad tangot her child to love and care for him too. . And he remembered how she had never complained, even while suffering, and , how she had died, with a'smile and l'Bl98lnjfJhpod-heriips,thougb-the gold of her husband brought her ao com forte. ''.'',' '', ' Noah Bremen bowed his frosted head lower, and in his heart he wished that he could forget that it had been . whispered how his wife might have lived longer if she had had proper clothing and medi cal attention. " ::" . ' ' . "But it w'oold have cost so much I : I saved money T'- ' J Ah the reflection that would remove the pang; the other memory was upper most' .v.1 "-"y 'Noah Bremen had passed the allotted age of man, being over three score years And ten.and all his life had been devoted to accumulating money.'" He had denied himself every comfort,and h'n heart had been ai arost as hard as the gold he had hoarded ; but as his hair became more white and spare, and the .years grew a. a .--- a . more heavily upon aim, ne ' tnoagnt more reflected more. ' The sweet smile of his dead wife was doing its " mission now, and the pure love of his gentle child was a continual remembrance, to him that there were better , hearts than his own. ; " ';" : ::' ; - v 'At length the miser rose, and ' passed ont of the room ; he would' have left the bnt,,but as he reached the little entry Way he heard a vbice from the garret It was his child's ; he crept up the rick ety stairs and looked through a crack in the door. 1 He "aaw Agnes upon her knees : .tears wore rolling down ' her cheeks, andher haad.wer e clasped Oo- ward Heaven, and she prayed V . o r n i "Ob, God I be good to; my father, and make his heart warm and peaceful! .Make me to love him with all tenderness. enable me to do well and truly tne duty I pledged to my sainted mother. I prom ised her I would love and care for him always.- Father Id Heaven, help me, oh, help .me !'! V-h S - - u .'' The old man crept down -stairs aad oat of doors, and for a whole hoar walk ed among the trees. : He thought again of hie wife, again of his child, and then of his gold, ..And this was not the first time he had walked alone, thorer He did not himself know how great was the in fluence his child was exerting over him. - Agnes pnre,good, beautiful Agnes wept long and bitterly in her little gar ret ; and when she became calm and her cheeka dry, she came down and got her supper but she was; not 'the smiling, happy being that had "flitted, about,, the scanty board heretofore. . , , j A few days after this,as Noah Bremen approached his cot one morning, he beard' voices from within; he. peeped through a rent ia the coarse paper cur tain, and saw Walter Adams .with BisJ child. ' Her bead was upon ..Walter's shoulder, and his arm around her:,, . j Walter was an orphan, and had been Agnes schoolmate and devoted lover through all the years of opening youth He was An honorable,virtoous man, lov ad the gentle girl because she was so Sood, and ao gentle, and so beauUful .nd she loved him not only because he had captured her heart ia bygone time, bat because he was, ' of all tef suitors, the only one whose character and habits promised joy and peace for tne tuture "I cannot leave my 'poor old father, Walter," the old man heard his daugh tor say. "I must live to love and care for him ; it is hard ; my heart must break But the pledge of love I gave to my dy ing mother must be kept" - - "And so the great - joy dream ' of my youth must be changed to tbia sad reali ty," exclaimed Walter, sorrowfully. "I cannot ask you to leave your father, sweet Agnes, for the trath ia voa, which I worship would be a lie could you do so. But I have a prayer an earnest. sineere prayer; I pray God in His racr - ,., , ...... ,t , cy may remove that enrse from your fa tier's stooping form 1" ' . , j "The curse. Walter? ' -"Ave, the gold curse !" rifloined the youth, fervently, ,"I hope that God may render him penniless" j;, ?'.r. yt T ,! ' "What !. penniless 1 7" repeated Agnes, with start: . tr ,7 "Aye, rennilessi for then he would be far more wealthy' than he is now; Then he would know how to- appreciate -Uie priceless blessing bf las. Agnes' iove,and then the cdrse might be broken and his heart - grow human 1 again.' . And - more than all," Walter continued, tining his arms more closely about the fair form of bis companion, and speaking mora deep ly, "then I could prove to him my lore. Then I could take you to my home, and we could both love him and care for him while he lived."" ,-. ; ,.; . r-NoaV Bremen Btopped- W -hear! no moreTand as he walkednnrayirerouc ed to himself: ':-:y' -: i. ; ' "Tbe rascal ! he'd do great things. Me penniless, and he praying for it , the young villain r'-- ;;- . : When tbe old man gMnea his accus tomed walk among the .'sycamores, he wiped something from his eye. He act ed as thoagh a mote had been blown there. ; Two weeks oassed on.and Agnes grew pale and thin. She did not sing as -she used to, nor could she smile as had been her wont , Still she mormared not,' nor did her kindness to ber father grow less 'Oh, God heir) me to love my Tsther," ihe prayed one night. "Let not my grief make me forget my duty. ' '. And the old man heard. ; One night Noah came home from the city, end In his hand he brought a small trunk; he barred the door and drew the tattered curtains close. 7 ' : " 3 7 "See, ho said.as he opened the trunk, and piled the new baok jodtes apoa the table. , . . .( ; , ; .. .t ; Look here,'; Agnes, ( and, fee how, I have worked In my lifetime, tl. had ho education, and I've laid op my money money money 1 How many men would sgell me all their brains to night for this ? See one thousand, two, three, four.flve Count them, Agnes ; there's a thousand nnnnila In ASfth niftkaorB ' . ') : . Agnes counted them oveiyshe thought her father wished it, and she made .fifty packages. ' ,'.'..'.''.;" r' "Why have yoa taken' if rom the bank, father?'.' 1 '" ' " ! 71 ' . ;To let it.my child to let it at com pound interest, Agnes; I shall double it, darling double it V , h: "And while' the old man's eyes sparkled with evident satisfaction, his child wore a sad, sorrowing look ; and . long after tea she sat and looked at the working features of her father, and I prayed that the gold-fiend would set htm free. ' r ' When Agnes retired she left her father np ; bat ere long she heard him put his little trunk away and go to his bid; and then she slept ": ;" ', Hark I what sound is that 7 .: Agnes starts. up in' affright and listens. But seel a bright light is gleaming out Into! the night, and thick volumes of smoke pour into the garret. "fire I fire !' aounded a voice from the entry, and ahe hears the sharp crack ling now and feels the heat. "Agnes, my child !" and in. another moment she meets her .father on the stairs ;" he is dressed, but she is not. ' ' ,?! ''V. ' , Take yeur clothing, Agnes, snd you can put it on in the entry ;' the. house is In a few minutes more the father and child stood in the road, the latter with a bundle of clothes in her hand,' while the former held A small trunk!, .Tbiy, gazad upon the burning building, .but . neither of them spoke.. j j - j. , Aod others came running to the scene, but no one tried to stay the flames ; the effort would have,, been useless , had it been made, for the old .bhall burne;l, like tinder.- But more otill no - ono: would have made the effort, even had. success been evident,, for, the miserable , old. hut had too long ocenpied one of . the fairest spots in the village" There were po oth er buildings to beendangerecUi so tliey let the thing burn. ,;.c.,; f , i "Yoa have yowrrmosnej afe?" said Agnes. "Yes; see,! took, the truaTr.'1. Iileft -V tbe Candle burning so that I. could watch It i hut, I got the trunk,", and as he spoke ne held it op and gazed upon it by, the llgUk UI UUIUJ UiU9 f ,, .'''1 t "I hat is not. the trunk,?., wuis; "Nofr". But the bid "mart 'spoke ho further; he saw that he had taken .the wrong trunk; this was only filled with old cards and dusty receipts. "''1 C.-.. "Burned l. Lost I groaped Noah Bre ¬ men, as he turned from. the. scattered embers, "I had 50,000 poun is in .that trunk,. and where are they now ?'V.V, ..1 "Never mind." said Agnes, winding her arms about her lather's neck," we'll Ijb happy without it. " ; ; , ',, '' "What I, uttered NoabBremen.gazing into Walter Adams', face J ."do you mean that yoa Will give me a home,' too ? that you will provide for me and keep me?" T" rAtnrnAfi tha vnnrh " hnrMtmAlir "I'.neyer could be hippy with, Agnes, much as I love her, if I thought her Old father; had no. home ; '., come,,, we'll live together, and be happy as the days' are long." ' ,; -" !. -'. "But your aalary, young man." . '. "Is sufficient for us, sir; I have 100 a year.. . We can live on that, and save up something, too." ' ' . y. ' -" ; "Well, well, take her love her,- be good to her, make' her happy, don't ever" ' ; ' . v .... -.'. . Wheu the old man aaw the joyous tears leap from his child's eyes, ho turn ed away and walked quickly from the house ; but he was not so quick that he beard not tbe blessings that followed him ; and when he walked . beneath tbe starry heavens he wiped his eyes, as though something troubled him.. .. . Gay as a lark was gentle, beautiful Agnes, when she became the wife of Walter Adams ; thq rose bloomed again tijon her cheeks, aad the smiles were upon her happy face like sunshine, all the day loog. . f'Do yo.u pray to God to help you to love me now?" the old man asked after ahe had lived with Walter some months ' 'Why what do you mean ?" asked Agnes in'surprise. v "Yoa used to pray- so, for I beard ron" returned Noah. . A moment the young wife looked into her parent a face, and then sue answer 11s neck:- ;:?;'' J;'";' -; "Oh ! I pray that yon Jnay be 1 spared to qa for long years in peace and, happi ness; but loyo you!. Oa! I could not help H if I should try Vand Waiter loves yon, father be love you very much, for he has told mo so many times," "ut There was spmethiag more than usual in the old man's eye now.. ;v. , tl;, ; -. , Une evening, .as tne happy trio.sat at the "tea table, ' Walter looked more tbbugbtfal.tnla'wBs his wont.'"Jui;it,; 1" W bat ia ft love r. Agnes aaked. ..1 "Oh, nothing "tthe husband said. with I a amuOv.-'-f'i.waa oniy minmng.," ... "But of what?; : ;., - - , Oaly caille baildlnithat's all.w "In the air, Walter r aaked Nah; -f Yesvery high in the air,' tbeyoang man remarked witb.alangh. ,.:; . tt'ter-hsW!iUt. not ' Mr. Uigood is to retire rroor UU1 Arm in a few daya ; he is well . advanced in life, and has, made a fortune in the business. ' ;f He hat not been well pf, late years " ;' . ... "And Is that all r1 "But what castle in the air ia there about that ?' wiafU tk.t t..A U. AAatU 1 e." ;"Thea whatis the castle? urged the old man.blayfully." v,,-;-1-'1?"- ' ' r : Why; simply this,"!,! aafd ;Waltr, laughing, but yet almost Ashamed tq iH it; Vthis noon Mr. Oigpod j patted, me on the shoulder, and said, in his playful way,. 'Walter1; I'll sell ydii alfmy Inter est here for 50,000. 1 turiw, "Ha, ha, ha,'; langfie Noah Brtttet'; "and yontboaght he was to earnest -,t VNo, no," quickly returned the young man ; "I did, not, think that, t,, though . . I Know mai ine two ouier partners wouiu willingly have me fof 'an assocrato "But it seems tome thai old-Osgood holds his share in the coacer ttA&zh nguro.- Onr no f;it ia a vert am onaThere is a clear capital of lo0,000 in the bu siness at this very .moment ; and-think ot the standing ?detyta aud good -will, wmcn goes tor sometntng-: Ha, ha, ha," laughed the Old man, Then 'Walter laughed'; Srid thea- Agnes laughed, and they finished their sapper, ' On the next' evening Walter'- Adams came ia' aad hank down upon the'sofa without speaking1, he was pale and "agi tarorl : anrl hia moam hid MMnT' wan dering look, -'y r " ' "Walter,"! Vec ' Agnes,' In "what has tiarinenerl .' v. J . . : . .1 , terror. "He's sick," muttered tfoaji renien, without turning rpund, ' '.,""'i.' : "No, no not sick," ' returned the young man, starting np: "but 1 am the victim of some miserable trifling.'"' ? "Eh? How so?" asked' old Noah. turning his chair f "I'll tell you," ' said Walter, with 1 spasmodic effjrt "I had some long en tries to post this evening, so I remained in the counting-room after, the rest had gone;! was still at work when .Mr. Us good came ia aad placed some papers on my desk, saying as be did so, 'Here, Walter, these are yours,' and then he went '."out'jWuehV I had finished my work I xipened the papers. The first was b son 01 inventory 01 wuat usgouu owned in the1 baaine'ss,' and' amounted up in square numbers -to 49,875 ; the neit paper" was V.deed conveying the whole vast property tome,' and Tnakldg mo a' partner- in' the concern upon an eduai footing with the i other two?' " 1 "Well said the' old man thumping his foot upon the carpel AnaY keeping time with his nartds,1 "r oa ! see Any thing bad inthat-"51' ?''' mi t "But ' 1 'do,"- 'replied- WalterIt is cruel to trifle with me thus-'V'q ( There was somethiag ia Noah1 Teyes again be managed to get out, vand ' then ho spoksithns:1" 1 'ri ka -; J ."WalterVAdamsVwhen: young men used to hover about my ehita.I belicVed they were only after!my gold,ana I know that in the most cases I "was correct'1 1 believed thd same of y6u j Tknewj ripth mg but the love of money that could in fluence human action t mV heart hade: Come hardened ' bv it and mv 'sonl dirk ened. But it waa for fnj swiet thild to pour tne warmtu ana iignt raw taj w somf it was for her to keeir 'bef6Teu me the image of the' gentle one 1. bad loved and lost, but, also who. )iadf .. pecarjied a place in that love second to my gold. It was1 for mV child, to ppen. up gradually, but surety.the fount of feeling which bad been for A lifetime closed up. f. heard her pray for me pray 1 that, she might love me, and that was after I bad mused to fether be'your wife.' I saw ,het grow pale, and sorrowful, aiid, t .knew I, had done it and she loved raestur; ana sin she prayed to God to help her help her wha; 7 Help her to love her jatner 11 was, killing her, and she tried to smile on jne.' 1 One evening I heard yoii both eonveraing in the old . hut . my 'child chose, misery with duty to ner ratner rather than break that duty in union with the man ahe loved. And you uttered a prayer ; you prayed that' I might be made pnnlless-jstoprhear me tbrooght'You would men snow your disinterestedness. I wslked away and pondered ; could it be. that I had found a man who could love an old wretch like myself . with no money? If it was so,, then It, would break tbe last layer of orust from my soul ; I determined 'to' test" you ; ' 1 1 had gained n glimmering of light my heart had begun to grow warm and I prayed fervently, that I might not be disappoint ed. . . -, : . ' "I went to the bank and drew out 50- 000 in bills. -: That night -mv miserable hut was set on nre or it caught fire ; alwava think my candle! did it But tbe old shell burned down, and room was made for a better building; I came out with a wrong trunk and the other trunk was burned np; but the money wasn't in it No, no ; 1 had that safely stuffed in my bosom and deep pockets,and all but toned up; , the next day I carried It all back to the bank, and had it pat with a few thousand more which I had not dis turbed; and bo my experiment commenc ed, and I found the sunshine at last. Aha, Walter, I found yoa the noble,, true man I had prayed for ; you took me into your house , and loved 'me"; when you thought me penniless, ah you took my child to your bosom for just what God had made ber and now, my boy,. I've been doing a bit of work in the dark i I've paid Mr- Osgood 30,000 in cash ed while she threw her arms about for bis share in the bi)S'ne,and it Is all yours; and let. tne tell ' you oner more thing,- my boy, if your parlnprs. can . raise 50,000 more to invest, tell them you can pat in )0.000-tehH,e-aVtweive' hours notice ;."teii ;'em that any way ! all 'em old Noah ain't quite ashore yet. Come hero Agnes come ' here' Walter; God hlesa yoa both-bless yoa 1 as you have blessed me." " " Nobody pretended that they , had motes in the eye uowf for-tbe-occasion for the weeping was too palpable. ' mnt torn Monxm&e. The wife of the Secretary of War'in 830 dressed Hn lcalieo. Her husband had some character left when he retired. " ;;Tkfi..'Cr-e ?h-i .ft'w'.ejW.cn.l'hU tifo Tliiln har hifehRni yrfi ? ,r '..OB out of the garden,,' says a , V irg: Jrp--per.' ' ." ":ilC:!. Archbishop-)' Parcellj of Cincinnati, who-is now seventy yeara old, will next . May celebrate the jubilee of-his ad mis- - sion toiiia priesthijod.w .wiw The Methodist membership in Kansas baa now reached and .exceeded &5QO0, which is mors than all Other denomina tions put together. ' ''' ' ' A young roan asked his bachelor an cle: What advice would rVoU - give a young man who 'was contemplating, mat- rim,onyr",I shboM advise htm trrkeeD , on'bontlnlptafligit.-' iRi-i-&f-! ct The Examiner, In dlKBBsfn 3 the Com mon Law of the Baptist Church, van tures to -affirm tkak-BOBO but close com munioi 4mmeraioaists hav anyj tiht to call themselves good BapUats A , Women are, allowed to yote ju, Wyom ing, but tbey are indifferent as 6 who or what they' Vote fok AVa recenfelec- . tion there a fellow running for Town fCferk bribed eighteerf female Vetera with e-ne pooma of chewing goal.' t; sr,n vTBe!MeA"6a"wt8 bf Cadix reeently . completed a new Church ' building,--aad round themselves wearing a debt of 98,. 000. 'Theyswrt'for'ReVi.LC. Ptt&ing, of Pittsburg, aade? whose inspiriting 30.' , IictaUpna tha whole amount was raised. : i-r-sQoe morning . a; 4ittla ; four, ,r ear t old boy lay awake, la ,hiss crib. f.His.ead seemed Jo be itopigd, witba ooid. - AN ter vainly atrnggiing for a while- jrxxlear it, ne exclaimed : "iuamma, wnat is tne matter with my nose ?r ' It ardnt o:H " 7 A-preacher took up a ' collection 'one recent Sunday in A town ' noted for tho stinginess of its inhabUants, ana found when hia hat was , returned -that there was a cent in it "I tuank my God." said he, "that I have got my hat back from the congregation.-"." "' C'ustomer-i-"What did yoa thint tf the -bishop's : sermon on tJnhday, Mr. , . Wigsby 7" ; Hairdresser "Weil, really. sir, there waa a gent settin' in front o me as. ad his air parted that crooked that I couldn't 'ear a word." Punch! A goose that sees another drink will do the same, though.it is not thirsty. tl. ; . - . j- L! r'-' . iub cuaiiuio 111 vuu&uig iwr . company, . when drinking is dispensible and pri tu.. dicial, seems to be a case of the same kind, and to pnt - a" man,, feathers only excepted,.- upon, a footing with . a goose., "The boyat the head of the clua will state; what were. the- daki agef -of the world." Boy hesitates., ; "Texf ; Master Biggs, capj9u tell me.J what tho dark, ages were",'! .goeas, "they jrera the ages before' spectacles ' were inven- ttA w:Brf fif wrtrt 'BtaT 11 ted ' -Gd trf yduf seaUr MWhen?'le raid olentlyr "when kre yoa going to pay me tkaS little - bill t ' UypTjunncd yooi 01 4 m. tired and mad. Now L want. ,a positive answer when wni you pay, re t "By yoye r ,. was tne reply, "yoh m"ist 4ae me'for a pro'phet How oattl 11 T'JRoehisl trDemocnk. !1 'erhapa Children Are" the eflver cords that bind Ais to heaven t f ;And jet 4 man doesn't think aboat that when, after list' ening till three. a..m. .to the music of his iotanV.he;g'ueea .wearily at bio-watch, and remarks to his wife :. 'My-dear 1 I hlnk ril'gb bnlinto'tne'wopdshed, aad try frj'jsfet Wftttfe ltep"' . '',. 'Aiiay Johniftri; when 'President. ' rt- fusedthpreserit iof a carriage and" a apart Cborsos, and Mr; Bachananf when President; je(nser Jthe ptesentpf ;evea a pair of shppers, from, a lady. Tf. the Grants;" were figured' 'up they :would prubablV amount -to A million of dollars. . i :The New York MaU say' that raarfy Of the brown stockings worn by ladies are so poisonous as, to- endanger Ufe. Those who wear thorn assume an unlove ly yellow color., .tXou've got yoer cuo now, desr reader. , f7henoit s-e a hdy . friend assume!, an unlovely color, yoa should pull ber stockings right Of?,' and light out for stomach " pump.--Za&it)ty' 2retSW.f ra.K'.fl! !?..;.?..' f - 1 ; The .Vermont Chronicle, After weigh- . log the opinions expressed on the . sub ject as. to the proper length of a sermon. thinks it should be "equal to its breadth . and depth.1 It should be the tquatc thing. It ought dot td bo; I measured by the line or fotTi as men measure tape andL ribbons, lut by , the . cubic, foot, aa men measure wheat and other grain., .' If it has no depth ': It' -ought to hive no length."' Vr:;"-; '.'', r' "irtf'r.WE . ' In'. England they tell how : Sarikey walked np to a grenadiers and, taking him affectionately by the , belt, said, "Young man, I likewise am a soldier, a soldier of heaven." 'Old ,,'un" return ed the greffadier, "you're a long way from your barracks,' anyhow. ' Well,' there was a very j rough - young man. whom Sankey saw starin; around at the close of the meetings, and kindly asked. "Young man, are you looking for salva- tion?" "No," -was the reply, "l am l.lrtnff tr9 Hal Tn nfr .-in 'Let us sing a hymn," aaid Sankey. Like flakes of snow that fall unper- ceived upon the earth, the seemingly . unimportant events ot life succeed one. another.' As tbe snow gathers together. so are Our habits formed. No single action creates, however it may exhibit, a clan's character but aa the tempest hurls the avalanche down- the mountain, and overwhtlma the habitant and hia habitation, 60 passion, acting upon the elements of mischief, which pernicious habits have brought together by imper ceptible accumulation, may , overthrow the cdiQcc of truth and virtue. ... i v. s- . V A ' . IT .