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B. F. SOHWEIER.
THE OONSTITUTION-THE UNION AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS. Editor and Proprietor. MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY. PENN A.. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER i5, 1SS9. NO. A" T T 1 - r Another brav Philadelphia fire man lost bl life while in the discbarge of bis duty recently. Tbe firemen are seldom thought of until a great con flagration calls atlentiua to their effort, and altogether too often cause a vacancy in tbeir ranks. Another attempt to find oil la Berks county is about to be made, and a local report aay that "the outcome wlU be awaited with interest." The "Ingo" if the well should be deeD and fr cosily, likely to be much more impor tant than the outcome. Many iwp are almost Inclined to bel eve that vi nly It is easier to thread a lean needle with fat cotton, in the dark, than it Is to g-t a few millions for the World's Fair fund out of the plethoiie purses of the Xew York millionaire. Down In Alabama it is tbe Coroner who decider w!iu doctors disagree. Two young physicians having disputed as to the proter treatment of disease of the kidneys, one shot the other, fatally wouuiling hiiu. There should be no dispute us to the pruper treatment of the man who did Vie shooting. It is seaieeTy pomible that tbe Cold weather now pievalhug in the West can le much longer stayed in its eastward path; and he is a w use man who pre pares for frosts and snows. It will be a relief wheu clear skies and dry and bracing weather shall take the place of humidity, weeping clouds and general discomfort. Xot only health, but bus iness also, would feel the beneficent influence of the change. News comes from Corea that since the dismissal of the American adviser of the King the native troops have been drilled according to Russian tac tics. The qnasi-sovereignty which China exercises over Corea has become galling to the people, and Kussia is never slow to take advantage of disaf fection outside of her own dominions. The friendship of the Corea n peninsula would be vali 'al ile to her schemes of expansion In Asia. According to an Australian, now iu this country, tlie United States of Australia is likely to be founded in a few ,years with as little friction or excitement as attended the organization of the United, SUUs of BraaiL .The jLy'.raliai, L. iliM;,yrf - BoVTfe' ail In te us nnd purposes independuut. Tbey enjoy practical freedom, and have lit tle to gain fiom independence. But, If united iu one Republic, tbey would at once take command of the Pacific. Portugal has expressed a willing ness to arbitrate on the question of ber territorial rights iu Africa. That is an evidence of advancing civilization. When the last great colonization move ment was in progress nobody ever thought of any a:bitrament save that of the sword. The strong took pos session of everything within reach and the little fellows bad to con'ent them selves w.th odd an I out of the way corners if the wanted to be left in possession. A PKsL'KirTios of the new Croton aqueduct, given in the Veniurf, helps to give some Idea of tbe magnitude of tbe work by comparing it with railroad tunnels. It is slightly smaller in diam eter than these tunnels, but very much longer. The Iloonac tunnel is 24,000 feet long; the Mont Cent 8 miles long; the St. Gothard, 97 mdes; while trie new Croton aqueduct will be nearly 30 miles long. It is a very much greater work in every way than tbe old Roman aqueducts, about which so much has leeii wiitten, but less is heard of it be cause it ha len built in this day of great t!i ngs. The city of Wlieetmg owns Its own gas works, and furnishes gas to con sumers at 73 cents per lUUO feet. Tbe cost of making and distributing tbe ga ls 1-J cents i cr 1 0 ftet. Out of the profits the public buildings and tbe streets aie lighted without charge, and last year 527,000 was turned into the City Treasury. In the light of this mowing two things are made apparent: (1) Tbe possibilities of honest and com petent municipal management, and (2) the comparative cost of incapacity and mism tuagetnent a illustrated in the general average of gas bills. Uncomplimentary though it be to Philadelphia masculinity, the theory of the Postmaster that women who go to toe Tost Offlce are subjectei to intru sion and insult by men does not lack eonfirmiiLii-T nrrx.f At tbe same lime It must be admitted that there are women and women; and that Pliryne and Aspasia are quite as likely to haunt the corridors of the Tost Offlce Penelope or Lucrece. Postmaster Fields' special officer would have bis aands fall, indeed, ir he should under take to regulate either specially or oflcially tbe actions wbo find the lobby of the rreat budding a convenient .trjitlng-plate. The Paris Exhibition, recently dosed, had tbe largest number of visi tors on record for any of tbe great tows. The total number of paying visitors la estimated at 25.0C0,00a On 0 last day 370.0C0 people entered the rnai These figures are far In excess of thou Df th rentenniaL or Indeed f anv other exhibition. According tq Police ebtlmates five million provincials ana a million and a half foreigners flatted tbe show. This would Indicate ery liberal support on the part of the Pari.n. tuim The revenues j i the Eiffial tower bare exceeded a aClion and a quarter dollars, so that ; It may tie counted a financial as well as s&glneering success. LETTER FROM STANLEY. His Journey Across Africa and Hla Discoveries. . A 6ERIKS OF THRILL1XO xirEBi- KNCES. 'Evr Tore, Dec 4. The Herald has a letter from Uenry M. Stanley, dated Msuwah, November 30, which was written to the editor at the re quest of the llerald correspondent, wh is now with tbe explorer. Mr. Stanley says: "First of al I am in perfect heslth and feel like a laborer of a Sat urday evening returning tome with bis week's woik dar e. Lis week's wages In his pocket and glad thai to-morrow Is the Sabbath. "Just about three years ago, while It during in Xew England, a message came Irom under the sea bidding me to hasten and take a commission to re lieve Emin Paclia at Wadelai; but as people generally do with faithful pack horses, numbers of little triflen, odd, and ends are piled on over and above the proper burden. Twenty various little commissions were addel to He principal one, each requiring due care aud thought. Well, looking back over what has been acomu4tahed, I see no reason for any heirt'a disc-nnteut. We can say we shirked no ia--k and that good will, aided by steady effort, en abled us to complete every liule job as well as chcuiustanc.es permitted. "Over and above the happy ending of our appointed duties we have not been unfortunate in geographical discover ies. The Aruwiuii is now known from its source to its bourne. Tbe great Congo forest, covering as large an area as France aud the Iberian Peninsula, we can now certify to be an absolute fact. The mountains of the Moon this time, beyond tlie least doubt, have been located, and Kuwenzori, 'the Cloul King. robed in eternal snow, has been seen aud its flanks explored, and some of its shoulders ascended. Mounts Gor don Bennett and Macklnuon Cones being but giant sentries, warding off the approach to the inner area of 'the Cloud King. "Ou the southwest of the range the connection between Albert Ed waul Nyanza and the Albert Nyauza has been discovered, aud the extent of tbe former lake is now known for tlie first time. Range after range of mountains have been traversed, separated by such tracts or p tsture land as would make tour cowboys out West mad with mvy. "And right uuder the burning equa tor we have fed on blackberries, and quenched our thirst with crystal water fresh from snow beds. e have also been able to add nearly 6000 square miles of water to Victoria Xyanza. "Our naturalist will expatiate upon tlie new species of animals, birds and plants he had discovered. Our surgeon will tell what he knows of the climate abd its ruifcnitiea. It will take us all wv inow uow to y what new store or knowledge has beeu gathered from this unexpected field of discoveries. "I always suspected that in the cen tral regions between- the equatorial lakes something woith seeing would lie found, but I was not prepared for such a harvest of new facts! "This has certainly been the most extraordinary expedition I hare ever led into Africa. "A regular divinity seems to have hedged us while we journeyed. 1 say it with all reverence. It has impelled us whither it would, effected its own will, but nevertheless guided us and protected us. 'What can you make of this, for in stance? On August 17. 1387, all the officers of the rear column are united it Yambuya. They have my letter of nstructious before tbem, but instead f preparing for the morrow's march to follow our track, they decide to wait at Vambuya, which decision initiates the .uost awful season any community or men ever endured in Africa or else where. "The results are that three-quarters f their force die of slow poisou. Their commander is murdered aud the second officer dies soon after of sickness and grief. Another officer is wasted to a skeleton and obliged to return home. A fourth is sent to wander aimlessly up ind down the Congo, and the survivor is found in such a fearful pest hole that we dare not describe its horrors. "On the same date, 150 miles away, the oncer of the day leads W men of the advanced column into the bush, loses ihe path and all consciousness of his whereabouts, and every step lie Likes only lea's him further astray. II s peopie become frantic; his white companions, vexe 1 ami irritated by the sense of ll vd aiouud tbem, cannot oevlse any expedient to relieve him. They are surrounded by cannibals, and lui ou-llrie 1 arrows thin their nuui- "Meanttme, I, in command or the nver column, am anxiously searching up and down the river iu four difft rent directions; through forests my srouts are seeking for them, but not u itil the sixth day wasl successful in finding them. . . "Takin the same month and me same dale In 1SSS, a year later, on August 17 h, I listen, horror stricken, to the tale of the last, surviv ing officer of the rear column at IUu alya. and am told of nothing but death and disaster, disaster and deah, death and disaster. 1 see nothing but horri ble forms of men smitten with disease, bloated, disfigured aud scared, wuj.a the scene in the camp, m fatuous for the murder of poor Uartelot Barth, four weeks before. Is simply sicken- 'Dbn the same day, 6 0 miles west of this camp. Jameson, worn out with fatigue, sickness and sorrow, breathes Onthe next day, August 18, 600 miles east, Emin Pacha and my officer Jephsou are suddenly surrounded by inruriatel rebels, who menace them luiuria . ,ustant death, but fortunately, they relent and only make them prisoners, to be delivered to tne juanuisi xvni Bonnr 1 iws of deth, we arr ve a second time at Albeit Kyanza. to find Emin Pacha Hud f jepYson'prisouers in daily expect- i.; .nxletr Jot until both were in underTur pTotectibn, did I begin to see thaVx as only carrying out higher Dlan than mine. Aiy owu frustrated by unhappy cir- courtTas direct as possible, but there unaccountable influence at tbe helm, . i wilt to mv "1 irave as m-icu sw- - .- a - hnnnr would duties th -trices compel, mi , waa firm. rilEr. u iou, tbat tb. is- sues of every effort were In other hands. "Not one officer wbo was with me will forget tbe miseries he has endured, et every one Uiat started from bis home destined to march with tbe ad vance column and share its wonderful adventures is here to-day, safe, sound aud well. "This is cot due to me. Lieutenant Stairs was pierced with a poisoned ar row like others, bat others died and lie lives. The poisoned tip came oat from under his heart IS months after be was pierced. Jepbson was four months a prisoner, with guards with loaded rifles around him. That tbey did not mur der him is not due to me. "These officers have bad to wade through as many as seventeen streams and broad expanses of mud and swamp in a day. They have endured a sun I hat scorched whatever it touched. A multitude of impediments have ruffled tbeir tempers and harnessed their hours. "They have been maddened with tbe Kgonies of fierce fevers. They have lived for months in an atmosphere that medical authority declared to be deadly. They have faced dangers every day, aud their diet lias been all through what legal serfs would have declared to be infamous and abominable; and yet tliey live. This is not due to me any more tlian the courage with which tbey have borne all that was imposed uhu them by their surroundings or t'ae cheery energy which they bestowed to their work or tlie hopeful voices which rang in the ears of a deafening multi tude of blacks and urged the poor souls on to tbeir goal. "The vulgar will call it luck; unbe lievers will call it chance; but deep down in each heart remains the feeling that of verity. There are more things in Heaven and earth than are dreamed of in common philosophy. "I must be brief. Numbers of scenes crowd tbe memory. Could one but sum them Into a picture it would have a great iuterest. The uncom plaining heroism of our dark followers, the brave manhood latent in sucb un couth disguise, the tenderness we have seen issuing from nameless entitles, the great love animating the ignoble, the sacrifice made by the unfoitunate for oue more unfortunate, the reverence we have noted in barbarians, wbo. even as ourselves, were inspired Willi l obleuess and incentives to duty, of all these we could speak if we wonld. but I leave that to the llerald com s.iond ent, who, if be has eyes to see, will tee much for himself, aud who with his gifts of composition may present a very taking outline of what has beeu done and is now near ending, thanks be to God forever and ever. Yours faithfully, "llEXRY M. STAJfLKY.'- The Institut Pasteur. Many years or labor proved to Fas teur that by inoculation he could give the disease, or cure it, in a dog; but it was not until July, 18&. that the ex periment was tried on a human being. The first patient, a small lad, naving beeu rcverely bitten in some dozen places ou the bauds, arms aud legs, bis mother, a simple peasant, brought him from Alsace and asked M. Pasteur to do the same to her sou she heard he "did to dogs to prevent their getting hydrophobia." Pasteur hesitated; but having procurod taedical advice, all of which concurred as to the impossibility of the child's recovery, he (not bein himself a doctor) let his surgeons inoc ulale the boy, which operation was re peated fourteen times on two occa sions twice iu twenty-four hours to accomplish the task as quickly as pos sible. The child has not only never showed symptoms of hydrophobia. though it is now over four years since be was treated, but is fart growing to manhood. During the four years that nave elapsed since M. Pasteur inocula ted his first patient uo fewer than 70 0 persons hare been treated in the Paris institution alone, of whom 73 have died that is to say about 1 per cent while before he commenced his inoculation treatment from 15 to 20 per cent, inva riably succumbed. Pasteur has now made tbe interesting discovery that tbe nearer the part bit'en is to tbe braiu the shorter Is the period of Incubation and the more virulent the atttck of the disease produced. While the ordinary mortality in such cases is BJ per cent., M. I 'a-teur by his treatment has re duced it to 4 per cent, burely these facts s;-eak for themselves. I will now give a Hhort description of the modus operandi of the inoculation itsell as 1 saw it. The I.ne outer hill of the institution by 11 o'clock contained S'J persons, composed of a l classes, all nationalities and all age, wbo bad come to be inoculated (free of charge) having nrevioiislv had the mtslortuue to nave been bitten by some r ibid animal. On the rinht hand ot tne uau is a regular office, in which every case, with ail par ticulars, is most caret uny regisiereu. After the patient has lurmshea every possible particular he crosses the pas sage to a small rojm on tbe left, where the inoculation is performed. There its the operator, wbo is assisted by a doctor, a nurse and a clerk, furnished n iih full particulars and the number of each case. The process is a remarkably simple one. A small hypodermic syringe tided witn me preparation, is injected under tne sain, me poiui. oi mo needle being no bltrger than a wool n. .v...T. ., i. triiiinr a it. is da nless. and occupies ' SI .K..t mn. oa nieas. auu i"w - i onds. It Is repeated on fourteen suc cessive days; the dose being made slightly stronger each time. The Average) Mother-ln-law. Thare li no femail woman now st'fc. ioned on the buzzum ov this earth who z more anxious to pleaze, and fails oftener, than the average mother-iu- lav Her motives are seldom construed hy Jts pBrentl, the slaves on duty, and right, and what Iz oHen real good sense . m-few inte friends of the family; and genuine kindness iz called sticking . noWj howeverf it may be seen by any her noze into things. I body, and is regarded as fairly launched Tbare is no stashnn in life more dlfn- OQ fhe tjlla of exig ence, knit to phtll; it iz harder to be a fust , yec-ai charms are attached to its klass mother-in law and do the subject for protection against the "evil justiss than it ix to be r wife. I eye,"" bovs wearing them to a certain I would rather be an old maid than ' and'girla atill longer. The favour to be a mother-ln-'aw, but i don't never te chami consists of a gold or silver expekt to be eher i locket worn on chain. I hav seen motnera-.n-iaw u hard to set along with al a bunyon i.r.t i ha.t-A seen stores ov them whe ' ui i u . r nuitv. in form is aescrioea as some- were ax gentle " the dew on the moun- "S&mg the eagle. It was said Uln grass ,and ax hie to hav In the Hundred years in the wilder house, reddy for use. as a bottla ov d tnen to mto EjrTpt, Spalding's glue. The average motner-in-ia w uas sympathy; she also bax mi advice, and H iz this:dou't tiv with yure children until vu axe obliged to. A'ew York HIS CUSTOMER. How a Cleric Kept Hla Tamper and Thereby Succaedad In Life. One of tbe most prosperous mer chants in New York had his life chang ed by a simple performance of duty, says tbe Evening tFiaconat. He was clerk in a big Boston dry goods bouse at a small salary. One day a customer appeared who was more than particular about his purchase. In relating his ex istence w th this man the merchant said to a reporter: "I think I have a quick temper, and at times daring the transaction 1 lelt 1 hat 1 could strangle the customer; but 1 quickly curbed my temper and went at him tooth and nail. 1 felt that my reputation as a salesman was at stake, and it was a question of couqur or to l conquered. At last I made tbe sale, nd with it came a great satisfaction; b it I was not done with the man yet. I wanted to sell him more. He said something about sending his wife around to look at soma dress goods. I promised to send samples of new pat terns as they arrived. The customer thanked me and said: " 'It lias taken you a long time to sell me a few goods. Are all your cus tomers as hard to please as 1?' " lt takes some cus omers but a t-hort time to make their selections, while others wish to be slower; we are bound to please them all, I answered. " 'Does It pay your house to devote so much time to so small a sale?" he inquired again. " 'Yes, I replied, ! have taken pains to give you what you want. I know you will find the goods as I say. You will have confidence and come again, and the next time it will not lake so long. "After getting his package he walk rd out of the store. In three days I mailed samples of the new dress goods to his wife, and the circumstance passed entirely out of my mind. I was pro moted in a few days, much to my as tonishment. Oue morning I was in formed that Mr. B wished to see me. 1 went to the office with surprise aud some fear. I was more surprised when I saw sitting beside iny employer my customer of a tew months back, lie proved to be the moneyed partner of the concern whose other business In terest kept him away from the dry poods store almost entirely, and he was known to but few of his employes, al though he knew that I was a new man as soon as he taw me, and thought to M-e what metal I was made of. That he was satisfied is proved by his making ine a buyer of the several departments where I sold goods. My prosperity be gan with tbe toug'i customer, and now I thank goodness that I got him. and that I did uot show my disposition to strangle him." Tha Latest Lost Aeronaut. It was Joseph Lawrence, otherwise J. Li. Van Tassell, who made the fatal parachute drop on the ICt'i ultimo, and not Professor P. V. Van Tassell. The Honolulu papers have nothing to say aliout the ill-iated aeronaut being de voured by sharks, but say that he was drowned and the tody not recovered. Joseph Lawrence (piofessionally Pro fessor J. L. Van Tassell) was a native of Salem, Ohio. He has been connect ed with Professor P. A. Van Tassell for six months past, during which time he has made several parachute jumis aud made four straight balloon ascen s ou'. On oue occasion, in ban Fran cisco, while he was ascending for a larachute jump, the rope becauia twist- !, aud he could not jump. The bal li:on soared upward to such a height tiiat the over-inflation caused a split in the lalloon and it descended with the atrouaut from a height of 8000 feet; he l-ll with such force as to lie ttunued. The young man was' about twenty-six ears of age, and leaves a mother, two brothers and three sisters. The Ua tc'tiian Commercial Gazette sajs, in re ference to the Honolulu ascension: "A j s;rong tr de wiud was blowing off slioieat the lime, and the certainly of the balloon aud parachute be ng blown ff to st a should have led to the adop tion or some safeguard in case of ne cessity. The mo.-t natural among others would have be'n for the aero naut to have put on or taken with him a light life preserver, which is said to have been provided for him, but which be declined to lake, and secondly, for those in cha-ge to have bad a small steamer ready to furnish timely ai I in the event of being carried out to sea. The lessou to be learned from this fa al disaseer is that Honolulu is not the place for balloon ascensions." Baoes In Arabia Felix: A Royal baby's first toilet in Arabia, consists in winding a bandage about its body, after it lias been bathed and per fumed. The little creature is then placed on its bark, its arms and feet are straightened, and the entire body is swathed to the shoulders. In this position it remains motionless forty davs, bnt tbe bandages are removed t trice a day, that the child may have a bath. The Arabs believe that this pro cesa will make the body straight for life, li the child be a girl, on the sev enth day after her birth, holes, usually six in number, are pricked iu her ears, and when she is two months old heavy cold rings are attached to them, to be worn throughout ner iiieume, excer nout ner luetime, excepi I during periods of mourning for rel- atives. On the fortieth day the baby's head is shaved. This operation is considered a very important one, and thirty or forty persons are witnesses of it, for the jierformance of certain rites. The disposal of the first hair is regarded as a very weighty matter; it mast not be burned or carelessly thrown away, but buried, thrown into the sea, or hidden iu some crevice or wall. This fortieth ! dav marks'a turning point in the child's 1 lif Heretofore it has only been seen i .. The phoenix, the fabclous bird ol ' where, having built itself a nest, or pyT. of wood and aromatic ""Jg ugbting It by tbe fanning i" Cin was consumed to ashes. cut of which rose a new pneenix. r-, ... - - r- '.--l Rest. Lt as rest oarael ves a bit, . vor.yT wt your hand to it Klas yonr flognr Up and amtla It faxawaU a UUtla while. Weary of tbo weary way Wo aavo com sine yaaterday. Lot na frat oa not, la dread Of the weary way ah it. Wallo wo yet look down not up To aerk oat tha buttercup And tha daisy, where they ware O'er the green homo of tbo grave. Tet na launch na smoothly oa Liatleaa billows of the lawn. And drilt out acroas the mala Of our chlldUh dreams again. Voyage off. beneath the treee. O'er the neM'e enchanted aeaa Where tbe Uilea axe our nils. And our aeagnlla. nlKbUngalea. Where no wilder atorm shall beat Than tbe wind that waves the wheat, Dd no tempesia burst above The old laughs wo need to love. Lose all troubles gain releasa, Lanaaor aud exceeding peace. Cruising Idl y o'er the vast. Calm mid-oc?au of the past. Let na rest ourselves a bit. Worry? wave your band to it Kiaa yonr finger tips and smile It larewell a little while, JamrM V'h itcornb lillry. CAUGHT IN THE ACT. The More ton Bank was a joint-stock affair in the 'orth, with several branches. Each branch was under a separate manager, with high pay, good socinl position, aud liberty to do very much as he liked, for 'the Central Board of Directoi s had great confidence in their men, and everything worked very smoothly and successfully. All the managers were men wbo had been from boys in the bank's employ, and were very well paid and thought much of by the surrounding gentry. Well, business was slack, and I was sitting in my little office one October day when my bead (and only) clerk chowed in a visitor. This was Mr. Sherris, a solicitor of good standing in the city, much in favor with commer cial men. I had h d two or three things before from him. lie was a man of few words, and liked men of the rame sort. "Stanning," said he, "there's a thing In your line one of my country clients has consulted me about. You, 1 know, can keep your tongue between your teeth, or you'd never have had anything from me. Well, keep it closer than ever, for. no one knows about this af fair but my client, you. me, and I he thief. The More ton B ink is being robbel. How, uotody knows. That's for you to find out. Here's your note of introduction to Mr. l'ale, the mana ger. ( Go as soon as you can. Do credit to liy introduction. Good-morning." Well, I was rather glad of the job. so by six thxt evening 1 was in the town of Morelou, a big but dull place, though I should say there's a gool deal of cash and property about. I taw Mr. Dale as soon as I could, lie was a keen sort of man, with bright eyes, quick voice, and iron-gray mus tache and beard; over fifty; wife pretty nnd very nice-mannered; no children. They made me welcome, asked me to take ref eshuieuts, and so on. Mr. Dale had evidently, like a sensible man, told no one of my errand, for, on reading the note from Mr. Sherris, be merely said: "So you want to be recommended some good bouse property, Mr. Stand ing, for investment. 1 said yes, of course. He was a wise man. Even your wife will talk to her maid, and in our line perfect secrecy as to what our business is is tbe first thing to be got, if we mean to make a hit. Well, by-and-by Mrs. Dale wished us good night. She was, as I say, a very pretty woman, younger than her bus band by fifteen years, I should think, and they seemed very fond of each other, but she wasn't, I should imag ine, trusted with many weighty mat ters, beiug rather childish. Yet he wanted some one to help bim, as I saw when tbe door closed behind ber, and be turned to me with his face full of worry and perplexity. Briefly sketched, this was what be tol' mi: Boblieries of banknotes hau oc ur.ed for some time. Xone could be traced. Every care bad beeu taken, every precaution adhered to. He bim telf counted and locked up all bis cash. Yet. and at different hours, the notes, with irregular intervals between, dis appeared. He ha1, being well-to-do, replaced them for bis monthly state ments to the directors, ana beiug a proud man. and most sensitive to the slightest breath tarnishing his or the bank's credit, he bad not mentioned to any one not even his wife, perhaps, or bead cashier, these robberies There was sucb a system of personal super- j vision and control on his part in me Moreton branch, that by a little extra work, appearing nothing unusual, be I was able to keep these facts from the j knowledge of any one in the bank- except the thief or thieves. As for tbe staff, there were bis two ne hews and five other clerks, and an old head cashier, Mr. Milley. His iwnlwva were cousins, sons of his brother and sister respectively, mimed Adolphus Drake and Hugh Linton. Tbe clerks were all respectable and quiet, esi ecially one Mason, who was considered a most excellent young man. ; 1 immediately resolved in my owu niind to keep a special eye on this young man, in consequence of his admirable reuutation. As for the notes, they i were taken one at a time, and never a larger than a twenty-five pound one most ly smaller ones. I listened to all Mr. Dale's statements and theories: not that I bad much faith in either, but sometimes one may pick up a grain of sense from amateurs besides, as they pay tne piper, mey may, to a certain extent, be allowed to think tiipv call tbe tune. But when he'd done talking. I felt this was a very dif ficult business. However, be made roe stay at his bouse, alway as the gentle man wanting some houses; and 1 slept like a top till roused by Instinct by anmeliodT creeping oast my door. Out I crept, too. and there was Mr. Dale, ( about four A. M.1, in a blanket, fan -vinr ha heard a noise down stairs. TWiwn he went, but found nothing. Of paiitm not. "Sow, look here, sir," I whispered, if I'm to manage this, let me do it. l.nt nleasa don't nut your oar in." 'I cant sleep," be said; "I get op at all hours; and then in the morning hours I'm In so heavy a sleep that I am ntiarnwa LitP- I went back to bed somewhat dis- rtiHiMi- for it was a sharp October n.uht. and I was tired out with my long journey. But his words put an me Wto bead and I remembered - - l..--.-LlJlr something I once read about. How ever, for tbe present, I will put this aside! The next day be took me after break fast Into tbe glass-panelled room where be sat, and through a little peep-bole I scraped in the ground glass, I recon noitered tbe bank staff. There they were, all scratching away with indus trious pens, and shoveling out money to the customers, of whom, being market day, there were many. Now I don't know why, but I didn't seem inclined to notice any one in par ticular but Mr. Lenton (Mr. Dale's sis ter's son) aud Mr. Mason, the clerk wbo bore so admirable a character. Tbey sat side by side n the t ank, and were evidently on very friendly terms. Lenton was a handsome young fel low, with what you call a "dashing" look about bim; the clerk was just the contrary, being very quiet and demure a thoughtful young chap, too thought ful, I fancied, if be had only the ordi nary bank business on his mind. As I sat looking out, the old cashier. Mr. Mitley, came in, looking perplexed. Seeing me. be hesitated. Mr. Dale told him I was a friend, aud he might speak before me. "Well, sir," said tbe old man. hand ing the manager a sheet of paper, "this note account is wrong. There is a twenty-five pound note less than there ought to be." "Xonsense," said Mr. Dale, peremp torily; then, noticing the hurt look of the old cashier, lie said, careless'y, "I beg your pardon, Mitley; so there is. yju, i remember, 1 paid one away on my private account. Debit my account with li," Tbe old man withdrew satisfied. Then Mr. Dale, with an angry look, turned to me. "Another one missing since yester day, Stanning, even since you've been here. They were all right, as Mitley says, last night." 1 said nothing, but thought much: but I wasn't going to commit myself. v hen the bank closed (by tlie way. besides Mr. and Mrs. Dale, their three female servants, a boot boy, and the two nephews, were the persons who slept in the house, while the keys wera lu Air. Dale's room, tboagh that didn't prove much, for sometimes "notes" went in the day-time) I took a stroll, ostensibly to look at bouses for le; really to follow .Messrs. Lenton and Mason, wbo went off for a walk together. I followed them along a dreary country road, with about the worst flints that ever cut tbeir London boots, till they came some two miles out of the town to a public bouse, the llue Lion. Jt was an ordinary place enough, and the landlord, a stupid sort of fellow, but he had some good beer. winch is a favorite "vanity" of mine. So I lit my briar root, drank my beer. and studied the prosect while trying lo hear what 1 could of lentou and Mason's conversation, wbo were qui etly drinking a glass of ale each iu a very harmless way, in the window. Of course neither of tbem bad caught sight of me in tbe bank, and as for sti angers. tbey were always plentiful in Moreton. Detectives are said, by people who write about tbem, to fit facts to their owu theories. Perhaps they do. some- tiroes. Anyhow, I did on this occasion, when I found the object of my two gen tlemen's visit to the Blue Lion was to see a well-known sporting paoer, which, with f-o strict a view as was taken iu Moreton of banking iople, they couldn't have gone lo a town public house to see, or bouuht or borrow d without the chance of a row; lor More- ton is a place, big as it Is, where eveiy- tKxIy knows everybody else. The two pored over this paier as if they had something "big" ou the next big race, and I began to think I could guess where the notes went. Tot that 1 endorse the humbug talked about betting whenever a youug fellow comes to grief. There are many things quite as likely to be the causes of it; but in this articular instance 1 thought it more than probable I had got something like a clew to the puzzle. After a time the youug men retired, having had a long and subdued conver sation, and I was left to digest what I had heard uot much, certainly, but something. 1 said nothing to Mr. Dale, htayel on in my capacity of investor who couldn't Girl any investments to suit him, and kept my ejes open. Several days tiassid, and uo more notes were mi-sed. Mr. Dale go. rather more tranquilized. aud Mrs. Dale veutured to play her piano to him in the evening, which for some time be had been t o irritate 1 to listen to, much to her surpiise, as neither she nor any one else had been t ld of the missing uote, and he was generally very good-leiupt-r-d with h r. though short-tempered with most peo ple. But one day a discovery was made, not tbrougb me, though for my credit's sake I had spoken or my suspicions of tbe party concerned to Mr. Dale namely, young Mason. 1 told bim I fancied he was In some way conuected with sporting matters, and got for my pains an incredulous laugh, aud a hasty remark about detectives acute nesa. This nettled me, so I just told bim about the scene in the Blue Lion. He was enraged then, I could see, both with me and the two young fel lows; but just as he was going to say something about It iu came old Mit'ey, as usual, with a bundle of notes that d iy cashed or paid in. Mr. Dale ran his eye carelessly over them paused, stared, consulted his pocket book, a id thea add. with au affectation of indif ference: "Wt ere did i his five-pound note come from. Mitley? It's verv greasy." 'Mr. Mason asked me to change it, sir," he replied. "Mr. Mason! Very good. You can go.' The door closed, and the manager tu ued to me, h s face a mixture of regret and anger. "I owe you an apology, Stanning, for laughing at you about Mason. I am most grieved, but this Is one of the stolen notes. Still, that doesn't prove his guilt, and bis changing it here looks like innocence." "Or like cleverness, sir, in playing a bold game to disarm suspicion." "Well. I'-'l call him in. Step Into that cupboard; you can see and hejr without bis knowing it " In came Mr. Mason, quiet as ever. He stood waiting for Mr. Dale to speak, with an unruffled air of indiffer ence. He was a cool hand. The manager came to tbe point at once. "How did this note come into your possession. Mr. Mason?" he asked, showing it. "I baye a particular rea son for asking.1' Tbe young chap flushed crimson, and Mr. Dale looked sternly at him, I, bidden in the cupboard, tbouxbt: "Another point to you, Jim Stann- i?mmrHmmr.r-. "It is a matter of mv own. sir a Pri vate matter nothing to do with the ' bank," he said, after a pause. I "It has everything to do with the bank, Mr. Mason. This note is a stolen j one." i Young Mason stared as if shot, then : looked at tbe manager with the finest . assumption of injured innocence I ever saw. i "I know nothing of that, sir. But I would rather not explain how I got it." "Perhaps not. But you had better, and when my nephew returns" (be was out driv ng Mrs. Dale in her pony car riage) "I shall ask him for an explana tion of how be and you, my clerks, come to I at a ot-house studying a sorting paper." Here the young chap looked, if you will excuse my little joke quite chap-fallen, as I've beard Hamlet say. "However, I've known you and your parents so long," tlie manager went on In a kinder tone, "that if you'll admit you've been betting like a couple ot young fools, I will see what can be done, tlioug b I am very wrong in doing s , to hush the thing up." The young man thereupon vowed and protested that he aud Mr. Lenton never betted, and that as foi the note, he had It p; id him by ilr. l'hilips, the grocer. "Then he must know something about it. And why was it paid you?" said Mr. Dale. Here Mason look el very red again, and stammered out that it was for a prize bull terrier pup. Being urged by Mr. Dale to explain fur' her, he con fessed that he and young Lenton had a joint stock of bull-terriers, which they bred and showed. Hence their study of the sporting paper. Mr. Dale seemed somewhat to bel eve this story, though even bleeding bull terriers Fcaudallzed his nousporting heart, but 1 didn't, and thought what a muff he must be to swallow such rubbish. However, he gravely enjoined secrecy on Mason, dismissed him, and then went with me to see Mr. Philips, who was a iortliig grocer of very free and esy manners, aud not a customer of Mr. Dale's establishment. Mr. Dale was too ofiicial, and the grocer turned rusty. So I tipped blin the wink to go, and, remaining alone, cot him to accompany me to bis favor ite house of call, where we had Irish cold together 11 was supposed on this occasion to be the former owner of the note) and he became very talkative, though expressing tils dislike of that "stuck-up" mauager in a manner not uncommon among gentlemen who want doubtful bills discounted. He confirmed Mason's story complete ly. As for the note, he believed he took it of a book-maker named Flash Dick, at DoDcaster, on the previous "Leger-Day" a tall, black-eyed man with splendid teeth. I felt puzzled again. Certainly let ting and the note had had some connec tion, but not according to my theory. So bom I went, told Mr. Dale wliat I had heard, and found him evidently doubtful of my prospects of doing him any good. He seemed thoroughly wor ried, said he should not speak to his nephew that night, but should take some chloral aud go to bed early, aud so he did. Now, I had had a curious fancy or recollection of something rea I formerly that occured to me when, as I said ju-t now, 1 found him prowling ah mt the bouse at small hours, aud that was of a man robbing b mself wheu walking in his sleep. This might lie so here, or, which was far more likely. Mr. I-ntou (whom I still suspected) m ght, having seen bis uncle lake his sleeping draught, think it a fine cliance to doa little wide awake walking ou his own account. Anyhow, 1 lesolvel after the house was quiet to watch. I was piqued, I confess. Well, I bid myself in the cupboard, which commanded a view of the safe, and wretchedly cold it was, beside a most crainiied position to stand in. I g it sleepy and disgusted, when a noise caught my ear, very slight, but enough. There was , somebody about. I was alert all eyes and ears in a mm te. Now, at at all events I should discover something, T-i l . i.uo.).. , t rough the door opening into the bank aud came round the corner to war 1 ttie glass-room, and the figure c.irrylng it was Mr. Dale. Yes, 1 cou'd swear to his blue dressing-gown anywhere, for be would sometimes smoke In It, and but why was it pulled over bis bead? And here, as the figure stooped be fore tlie sale, the dressing-gown was i linnvii back from the head aud showed a mass of flowing brown hair and a pale b-autiful face, the eye. full of terioi the face of Mrs. Dale! I stw her from her sh iiely head to tli t ine white feet that H-eped under fie blue edge ot the uiessiug-guwu. Like a flash it passed through my mind. How clever it was to wear her hus band's dressing-gown, knowing how l e som-times ptowled about. Of course she took the nights when he slept tired out and of course she had ids keys afl her own command. But who would have thought it? She stood. opened the safe, took out some notes, selected o'je, relockeJ the safe, and gave a long, shivering look around. Meanwhile, for duty's sake, 1 blew her light out and snatched the note from her hand. She gave a scream that 1 shall never forget, and fainted. I was sorry as I ran up to her husband's room, but It 1 hadn't called his own eyes as evidence he'd never have believed me. I roused him. showed him the note, told him tha tliief was in the back parlor, and beg ged him to come do n. He threw his clothes on, glanced at Ins wife's empty place, then, with a look of such agony as touched even my lough heart, he run 1nwn Rtairs. ' She was lying there, the key s clenched , in her band. He frantically kissed her, dashed water in ber face and revived her. Then the kueeliiig, shivering, sobbing, miserable woman told ail. She j had robbed the safe, and no oue else ' knew of it. The notes were sent to her ; only brother a thorough scamp sup posed to be deal, recently turned up, but idolized by his sister, and a mere , gambler in fact, tbe very Flash li cit that Mr. Philips knew. I left husband and wife together. The next morning po r Mr. Dale made j the fullest apology to bis nephew and ! Masou. and lesigued his appointment. -No one knew the secret but myself, and I didn't ne d his entreaties, when he gave me my handsome fee, to re-, siect It. Mr. Dale and hjs wife !hl for Australia, fox hla private means were good, Whether ine was a good wife to hira afterward 1 dou't kuow anyhow, she ought to have been. fr- i . t noriv winter, time expenenoe, eternal life. it is a perennial ana Thb wife who rules is the one who is willing to let ber husband have his owp waj. .VVy $' ' "TZT NEWS IN HIUKF. Some scoundrel at Ventura, Ca!., nas shot tbe noble Irish setter that went through the surf to the wreck of the Gualala two years ao and brought life-line ashore," thus saving every one on the vessel. Mary Anderson's brother Josej.b, who married a daughter of Lawrence Barrett, has left the stae and gone Into the publishing business in Lon don. . One curious result of the French Exhibition is that the hansom cabs London sent over there have had a singular success, a greater succos than was expi-cted. A gieat number have been bought up by private individuals. The Rev. Warren Goddard, of Brockton, Mass., who died lecently, was next to the oldest graduate of Har vard. He was a member of the class of ISIS. Bancroft, the historian, who is the oldest graduate, received his diploma in 1S17. The author of the will known hymn, "There Is a Happy Laud, Par , Far Away." Andrew Vourg, Is still living iu vigorous health at the a: of eighty. He wrote the hymn m 1S3, and it has leeu translated into uiueteeu languages. A Southern lottery company, which Is looked upo l as a regular dis tributor of fortunes, evidently finds the business profitable, for it otT-rs to pay the entire debt of S1"J,ihh,ihu of the State from which it gets Its charter rather than forfeit the latter. An ever-blooming rose of dwaif habit, w.th bright pink semi double flowers, called "lioa sempertlorens Fellenlierg," is used largely in I'.eihu for the decoration of flower-lt-ds in public squares and private gardens. A young woman create I a scene in the railroad ticket office at Xmesvilie, ). , recently. She laid a six-sh.Hter ot. the counter and proceeded to sc irch for her pocket-hook, then bought a ticket lor S-alt e, W. T.. s!...ve I the weanon iu her im ki t and U.eu de parted, An ancient and lemai kaldo clock has leen set up in the readinj-r.viu c.f the municipal library at Koiien, 1'i.ince. A single w.ndiug keeps it running lot fourteen years and smre mouths. It was constructed in l'WJ; underwent alterations in lsM, was bought by tlie City ot Koine in lS.'.S, and h.is been le cently repaired and set going. The English language Is undoubt edly destined to prevail throughout the world, and may, a few bundled years hence, become the universal language. It is seriously projiosed to adopt it as tbe national language of Japan. It is the tongue already most widely spoken, excepting, possibly, the Chinese, aud has elements of progress which that can never have, on account of the lack of energy nnd civilization of that peo ple. The first living skeleton w as Claude Sewrat, born In Prance Iu IT'JU. Ha was tall and would have been well-shaped bad there been any flesh on Ids body; as it was every bone could le distinctly seen. His arms were compared to two Ivory flutes, and his abdomen seemed to cling to the veitebrtn. lie made a fort une by exhibiting himst-U and returned to his native town to enjoy it, but sud denly expired soon after Ids letireiuent. In the lower house .if the State I-egislatuie at Atlanta, tin., the gal leiy was crowded with vis.tms, and among the audience was an old couutry man. The old man lecogmzed a fiiend among the inembeis of the Ilousn a' id leaned over the Lining and yelled: "Hello, Hob! llless mv heait, U does tne good to see vei." The Speaker rapped for older and one of the door keepers "sat down" on the li'ia' iou countryman. They have an effective way of dealing with habitual drimkiir Is in -soiwitv Hll'l Norway and Sweden. I hey p it t li-i ,n jH1, ,lUi, ,t js S1) . 1 1 cm ei. Tlie br.-.i I tirely ou bread and wine. is Bleecd in w ine for an hour tefme ;t Is served. "The tirst day a man w;.l gladly take it, but befoie. many da. a pass lie hates the s -ght of it. it is to! 1 that after an Incaiceratlon of th.s so t many men liecome total abstainers.'" A St. Loin lad wi.o was ki dnaped three years ago was lately restored to his parents, having lioen bom I t'lhi uu' the aid of a newspaier incline ot !,:m on a farm near Cairo, 111. Af i U abducted, so the boy styles, i i w . bound out to a bnckmakei in a ' of-lhe-way spot, iHachel after a l.t ride, of three day s. lie afterw.n l i.io away anil engaged with a farmei, wi, . Saw the cut iu a St. Louis pax-r, an l thinking It ieM-mb'.ed his litta- em ploye, looked into tlie mafer. A merchant in Hiughamton, N. Y., saw a strange, combat. 1 1 -s heaid a squeaking noise under one of In shelves aud a moment latei there puled out three gray rats engaged in a pu gilistic encounter. They clawed and bit at each other savagely and weie s.j much absorbed in the light that they paid no attention to the lookcrs-on. A cat walked leisurely up and also stood by watching the row. After a few minuter the rodents realize. 1 their ikjm tion, broke away and scam;ei-d oil into holes. F.noc.h Pratt, the million i ii e, u! o put 1 2"J.iki his Wealth I. it. i . s:a -lishliig in li.tlliuiore. the lx si 1 1 1 . r a I y iu the United States outside of thai of Boston, is now over the sevi ntieth a i- . nuilj iadiuark of ane .but isfulltoe ty years younger in apaiance. Be cause of Ids munificent foundation of the Baltimore library he has l-come as well known in liteiary and philan thropic circles as he piev.ously was in the business world. Me is short an I slight in figure, his ln-a 1 Is usually bowed down, but when I.e lifts It in conversation, strong features and keen, bright eyes are shown. Cnvin-el. 1 "What I we with my own liviu' evo-, ! and hear with my own livm' ear, I can believe," was the favorite anying wr.n ' an old hvly who had little kuowleU'e of herself, and littlo confidence in man kind is general, i Another woman of a similar t irn o! iuind went for the first time to tin- shore. She gu.ed a moment st the lionndless expanse; then she umr.-h.- 1 directly to the water's edc, drew u small folding cup from her pock. t. iln I lied up a cupful of the briny l-cpu.!. and swallowed a niouthlu: e, - - ; marked, as she returned to In-r n- t h.nions still atmu-king her lips, as il to mafce quit certain ot a fact so almost incredible. "1 never really bel.evud a before." ,.r