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The workingman's advocate. [volume] (Chicago [Ill.]) 1864-1877, July 21, 1866, Image 1

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vol. nf ~ a. C C4MEE0N "{Bsfasraaar Chicago, julY 21, tsee. NoTsi
GIFT CONCERT.
POSTPONEMENT!
' * ■' - * ■
UNION NATIONAL
G I FT
CONCERT!
Admgdc.4 to takr l-taM ihu «ruUnc, J»lj A *»
postponed, and wtU lake placa at
SMITH & NIXON’S HALL,
CHICAGO, AUGUST 30, 1SW.
I 00,000 Spies did Gifts valued at *99e
ooo, will be prosested to the
Ticket Holders.
MO. OF TICKETS ISSUED 1,000.000.
Price $1.00 Uaoh.
GREAT INDUCEMENT. FINE CONCERT.
LIST OF GIFTS.
1 GIB in Real Kit at*. cr«nsl*ting of Lot 5, in Block
46, Ktim.’* Addition to Chicago, on hash
81reel, being 50 by 14o/eet, vshied at - #10 006
*A> Lot* la Brand s Addition to Chicago, valued at $D,9u»»
185 One fourth acre Lo.s k Wai B. Ajtor’s Ut
Addition to Hyd- Park and Wood Lawn valued
hi.10,0>*
1 Whole ac tion oi land io Whiteside Co., 1U ,
known as 8. 3*2, T 19, R. 7, vetoed at 10,00C
Total $6w.000
1 Gift io Oreeubaikt,.30,000
6 Gift'd n Greenbacks, each $10,600, - - 50,000
19 Gifts in Giaenbnrk*, earh $5.iA«u, • 50,00u
Gifts n Greenbacks, each $2,uu0. • 10,000
Cift in real estate, consoling of E ), M. W. | 8,
T 86, R. 13, being 6 mUe* west »S Chicago,
valued at.16,000
1 Gift in real esjate. consisting of 6. W. $ 8. B.
8. 31 T IS, R 4, and N. W f, N K. f 8. 7, T.
17. R 4. in Juneau Co., Wia , valued at 3,200
50 Or i in real estate, being fifty lota n Brand's
Addition to Chicago. *• ch $1,000 - • 55.000
50 Gift* ir, Piano*, eneh valued at $800, 40,060
1»*» Chit- In sets of paiidr furniture, ea**h. $560, 56,040
$00 Gent's Gold Watche*. each $350, 50,0 O
200 Gifts in Ladies’ Quid Watche*, each $200 40,000
‘2'\jGift« iu sewing Machine*, each $ lot), JU 01*0
1 €gM> 0*f** in American Silver Watches, each $6', 65,600
490 Gift* in •* “ “ \* 650, $0,600
7,«»0 0*fts in Silk Urea* Pattcro*. each $4$, - 65,000
1>i«i Gift* m Silver Cake Baskets, enh IlfO 50,60o
1,60$ Gifts in Silver Plated Carters, each $10, - 1**,669
"Oh Gilts in sets Of Sliver 8| oons, each #9, - 89,000
10,060 Gilts in sets of Silver Fork?, each $S - 36,000
in 'J00 Gifts in Gold Clasped Altman*, each $4, 40,009
16,000 Gifts iu Literary Bosks, each #4, * - 48.990
10,006Gift* Iu Cutlery, each #3 5«, - - $&,0w»
10 **) Gift* in Picket Knives, each $$, • * 36,900
10,18*0 Gifts in Gift Hunks, each $1, • • 16,000
10 0»M1 Gif * in Receipt Books, each $1, - - 10,009
VS 175Gifts in article* worth from $1 to $t, 18,6(6
Rjftal amount of Gift*. $<190,600
The drawing w1M take place, after the Concert, on the
xiage of the Opera House, where 10 00" persons can
witness it A Committee will be appointed by the
audience to snpennt-r d the same. Ail purchasers ami
agenrs vrill be •upplied with correct lists of drawing as
w ou a* puHUehrd. Par ilea holding ticket* wlU retain
them until after the drawing and if their number ap
pear# In the Td off drawn nowftwrs, they will toward
their ficket« u«mediately, with full direction^ as to Uf
- ipping of Goods or Money*. Tickets are for sale at th<
prln,u.i Hotels, Book and Mud. 8tore*, and at our of
Be#, 144 Madiaon Street. Price $1.00 each; sent by
man on receipt of price end stamp for return postage.
(7o»d amd Kd ahlt Agent' Wanted in every City, Toe n
and Tillage in the United States, to <*noot gnat Lcduee
moots are offered.
Special Txsms oa Cm* Karas —Any party pro
curing a club of ft or more names for TVfceta, snd for
wai i ng u* the money for iJle same, will oe allowed the
!. Hewing cunnniseiou, ?i* we will trod,
5 Tick«*ts to one address 6*1 • 14 50
10 •* “ •• “ . 19.96
J0 “ 44 “ •* - 17 00
vjQ •« .« •« •« 26 25
40 *• •* “ •« 35 0$
5) •• “ «* “ - 4800
1(0 “ •* *• 4t - $5.«l$
Id -very case send the name of each subscriber, and
ttwftr P O. Address, with Town, County and State in
full. M. oey by l>r*fr, P O. Order, Express, or In Ke
guttered L«-tiers may be sent at our raak.
Address all communications to
BRYAN, HOLBROOK * CO.,
P. 0. Df$wer 5937.
100 Madison St., Chicago, III.
The proprietor* will di-nstu to ths Home of the
Friendless, Chicago, $3,U)U There will be #3,0tf> re
served from th- per-on receiving the $50,006 Gift, which
will be donated to the poor through the Young Men's
C'hristtaJi Association, and from the peisun receiving
the $39,049 Gift will be reserved #2 009, which will be
donated to the Soldiers* H ok, Chicago; and also from
the (-ertouA receiving the $19,* 00 GUO* Id Greenback*,
will be reserved $i00, making $3,500, which «4 b^
derated Vo the different Orphan Asylums of the City of.
Chicago. A pert, ct title wtH be given to all of the abr»v*
Real Batata.
A( the request of Mr. Crosby, Manager of Crosby’ Op
era llou-e, we have rl.anged the place of bidding the
Ouii..rt from M.e Opera House to Smith A Mixon's com
tuodloc* Hall, which has been engaged for that poipuae.
CLOTHING:
SPRING AND SDMMffl STYLES !
MCCURDY Sc, CO.
Fnpslilonnbl« |
CLOTHIERS
DEALERS IS
I . . ■./ : - j
GENTS’ FURNISHING GOODS, ETC.,
ALSO
YOUTHS’ & BOYS’ CLOTHING
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION,
No. 58 Dearborn Street,
BETVFEKN RANDOLPH AND LAKX,
CHICAGO. ILLINOIS.
Thankful fur the liberal patronage beetewed an ue
or the peg yea', we rceprctfeilp eulirlt a continuance ol
tha earae at oar
NEW STORE.
Where, by strict att< nrlon to the vidU of oar cus
tomer!, ve hope to
PLEA8E ALL WHO CALL ON US.
Oar (hcttttku ere uari.alled bp tap home In the Weal,
and our gooda are of ike
Beet Quality aad Warkmaaskiy.
Ae fro A Cfry KB A are employed, ve are eneUed «•
give mi cuatomen the full value of-«hwr money, teetiug
cubfldaai that we can (nit all taatea.
McCUROY A CO.
JUHN McCCRDY, JOHN H. WIBfS,
3 Chicago -n. (Mrf > Lexington, Zj.
HARDWARE.
halljkTmbark & Co,
waOLFSALt de*lfb« in
Iron! Steel! Nails!!
and
HEAVY HARDWARE!
MAVCFACTl>*E*8 OF
‘TWO-FORTY1 HORSE NAILS
SOLF AOKHTS FOR
BURillN’S MORSE-SHOE.
HAJiL, KIMBARK k CO,
ltt3 A IKS South Water Street,
CHICAGO.
The Snil»u Mnchinr.
“Got tine* Don't nr so 4 Which <IH you gtt*
0n« ol the hind to open sod shut *
Oiru it. nr hire tf ? H«w much dl-1 you pay 1
Docs it go wiih it crunk or a treadle* Say,
Im a -iutfle man. an4 a >m> *fcat gre*-o,
Tell me abnut ygur sewta^ machine.”
“LIHen my bo\. and hoar about It—
I don I kn. w what I couid do wlthaut It;
I've i»n-d nc now for wany a year.
And I'Ve It to well 1 call It my -tear,
TLs ibe clevercti thin/ that ever mas seoa,
Tbl* woi.derttil family sewing machine.
Tt'a none of jour angular B heeler things,
B’llb steel sIkh! bask and east-iron wirpt ;
It’s work would bother a hun lrt 1 ot his,
And l« worth a thousand ! Indeed It Is;
And han » way—you needn’t »>tare—
Cf combing and hrahling it- own b ack hair!
Mine is not one of tho?e stupid m(fairs,
That h4«d<1' iu the <*>rt>*r with whai-n ds and chair*,
And m «R j that dismal, hea«! achy noise,
Which all the roirfbrts of «•>*! »g destroys;
No rigid contrivance of lumber and st» el,
But one with a natural -pr.ng in tb<; he**l.
Mine is one of thy kir-d to lore,
And wears a shawt and a soft kid glove,
Has the merriest eye and % dainty bait,
And »p rrs the rharmingest gait* r boot,
An-I a ta»uaea with feathers, *u«l rtbb.>»«»nJ loop*,
With tu ind hmie nuiuixr ol Ito^/ps.
None of your patent machines for me,
l.ides* bane Natures Ihrt patent**;
I like the sort that can Ltugu ac.d ulk,
And take my arm for an evening walk .
That will do whatever the owner nay '‘hcoee,
With tLc slightest perceptible turn of the screws.
One that own Janre—pos»- M? ffht,
And make a pudding as w ch as a shirt—
Oiie that c >u sing wh bo* dropping a »ut A
And play the hontewif , adv and witch—
Keadj to gire the sageat advice,
Or do up juur collars and things ao ui<*»
W'Lat do you think of w J tuschioe,
Aln t it Ute best that erur «M seen l
TWt a clumsy, uirobanicai toy,
But flesh and blood! Hear that, my hoy—
With a turn fer iroassp and household affair«,
Which in<lades you huw>w, lb- sewing U tares.
Tut, tut, don’t talk. I see It all—
You needn t keep winking -o hard *1 th* Wall,
I know what youi tUig.iv tumidiugS me* a ,
Woo hi you like yourstti a sewing machin*
Well—get one Ifceu—of th* imb« design —
There was plenty left wh*u get swum
The IruM lull.
I live in San Francisco and am a lock
smith by trade. Ily calling in a strange one,
and possesses * certain fascination, render
ing; it one of the roost pleasant pursuits.
Many who follow it see nothing in u hut la
bor— think of nothing hut its returns in gold
ami silver. To men has other charms than
tiie money it produces. I was called apon
almost daily, to open doors and peer into
long neglected apartments ; to spring the
stubborn locks of safes, and gloat upon the
treasures piled within: to quietly enter the
apartments of ladies with more beauty than
discretion, and pick the locks of drawers
containing peace-destroying missives, that
the dangerous evidences of wardering affec
tion may not reach the eye of a husband or
father, in possession <4 the missing key ; u
iorce the fastenings of rash boxes, anti de
positories of records, telling of men grown
suddenly rich, of corporations plundered, of
orphans robbi-d, of hopes crushed, of fami
lies ruined. Is there no charm in all this ?
no food for speculation V no scope for the
range of pleacaoi fancy * Then who would
not be a locksmith, though his face is be
grimmed with the soot of the forge, and his
bands are stained with rust ’
But 1 have a story to tell—not exactly a
story, either—for a story implies the com
pletion as well as the beginning of a narra
tive—and mine is scaroely more than the
introduction to one. Let him who deals in
things of fanev, write the rest. In the
spring of 1869—I think it was in April—i
opened a little shop on Kearny street, and
boon worked my self Into a fair business
Late one evening, a lady closely veiled, en
tered my shop, aud pu ling from beneath
a cloak a small japanned box, requested me
to open it. The look was curiously con
structed, and I was all of an hour in fitting
it with a key. The lady seemed nervous at
the delay, and at length requested me to
close the door I was a little Surprised at
her .suggestion, but of course complied.
Shutting the door, and returning to my
work, the lady withdrew her veil, disclosing
as sweet a face as can well be imagined.
There was a restlessness in the eye and a
pallor in the cheek, however, which plainly
told of a heart ill at ease, and in a moment
every emotion for her had given way to that
of pity.
“Perhaps you are not well, madam, and
the night mt is too chilly *” said I, rather
inquisitively.
1 felt a rebuke in her reply : “In request
ing you to dose the door, f had no e*b _r
object than to escape the attention of per
sons.”
1 did not reply, but thoughtfully continued
my work. She resumed: “That little box
contains valuable papers—private papers—
and I have lost the key, or it hae been stolen.
I should not wish to have you remember
that I came here on ich an errand,” ahe
continued, with some hed'.ation and giving
me a look whuh wm no difficult matter to
understand.
‘•Certainly, madam, if you desire it If I
tiaonot forget your face, I will at least at
tempt to lose the recollection of ever seeing
It here.” *
The lady bowed rather coldly at what I
considered a fine comp'intent, and I proceed
ed with the work, satisfied • hat a sudden
discovered partiality Cor me had nothing to
do with the visit. Having succeed'd, after
much filing nod fitting, in turning the lock,
f was Miud with a curiosity to getsgfiapm
at tbe precious contents of the box, and sud
denly raising the lid discovered a bundle of
leum, and a daguerreotype, as I slowly
passed the box to its owner. She seised it
hurrlddly, and placing the letters and picture
in her poekct, looked the box, and drawing
a evil over her (ace, pointed to the door. I
opened it, and as she passed into the street,
she merely whispered—“Remember I” We
met again, and 1 hare been thns particular
in describing her visit to the shop, to render
probable a subsequent recognition.
About two o’clock in the morning, in the
latter part of May fallowing, l was awaken
ed by a gentle tap upon the window of the
little room hack of the shop in which 1
lodged. Thinking of burglars, 1 sprang out
of bed, and in a moment was at the window,
with a heavy hammer in my band, which 1
usually kept at that time in convenient reach
of nay bedside.
“Who’s there r” I inquired, raising the
hammer, and peering out info the daiknesa
—for it was as dark as Egypt when under
the curse of Israel’s God.
“Hist !’* exclaimed a figure, stepping in
front of th window; “open the door—I have
business for you.’*
“Rather past business hours, I should
say ; but who are you P'
“No one that would barm you," returned
the voice—which 1 imagined was rather
feminine for a burglar’s. %
“Nor one that can !” I replied, rather em
phatically, by way of warning, as 1 tighten
ed my grip upon the hvnimer, and proceeded
to the door. 1 pushed back the bolt, and
slowly opening the door, discovered the
stranger already upon the steps.
“What do you want?’’ I abruptly in
ouired.
“I will tell yon,” answered the same soft
voice, “if you dare open the door wide
enough for me to enter.”
“Come in," said I resolutely, throwing the
door ajar, and proceeded to light a candle.
Having succeeded, I turned io examine my
visitor. He was a small and neatly dressed
gentleman, with a heavy Raglan around his
shoulders, and a blue navy cap drawn sus
piciously over his eyes. As I advanced to
ward him he s^'med to hesitate a moment,
then raised the cap from his forehead, and
then looked me curiously in the face. I did
not drop the candle, and I acknowledge to a
little nervouaneas and hurriedly placed the
light upon the table, and silently proceeded
lo invest myself with two or three very ne
cessary articles of clothing. As the Lord
liveth, my visitor wee a lady, and the seme
for whom I had opened the little box about
a month before I Having completed my
busty toilet, attempted to slammer an apol
ogy for my rudeness, but utterly failed. The
fact is, I was confounded.
Smiling at my discomfiture, she said :
“Disguise is useless; i presume you re
cognize me T'
“I believe I told you madame, I should
not soon forget your face. In what way can
I serve you ?”
“By doing half an hour's work before day
light to-morrow, and receiving fire hundred
dollars for your labor, was the reply.
“It is not ordinary work,” said I inquir
ingly, “that commands so munificent com
pensation."
“It is a labor m. raon to your calling,"
replied th4 lady. "Ilie prfce is not ed much
for the labor, as the condition under which
it must be performed ” _ ,
‘‘What is the conditionf” I inquired.
“That you will submit to being conveyed
from and returned to your own door blind
folded."
Ideas of murder, burglary and almost
every other crime to villainy, hurriedly p.c
sen ted themselves in succession, as I politely
bowed and said : “I must understand some
thing more oi the character of the etnoloy
uiint, as well as the conditions, to accept
your offer.”
“Will not five hundred dollars answer in
lieu of an explanation V she inquired.
“No—nor five thousand.”
She patted her foot nervously on the floor.
I could see that she had placed entirely too
low an estimate on my honesty, and I felt
some gratification in being able to conviucr
her of the fact.
“Well, then, if it is abac’'Italy necessary
for me to explain,'1 she replied, “1 must tell
you that you are requested to pick the lock
of a vault, and—"
“You have gone quite far enough, mad
aice. with the explanation,” I interrupted,
“I am not at your service.”
“As I said,” she continued, “you are re
quired to pick the lock of a vault, and res
cue from death a man who has been confined
there for three days.”
“To whom does the vault belong t" I in
quired.
"io my nusoana, was me somewnat re
luctant reply.
“Then why eo much secrecy ? or rather,
how came a mao confined in such a place f"
“I accreted him there to escape the obser
vation of my husband. He suspected as
much, and closed the door upon him. Pre
suming he had left the vault, and quitted
the boose by tbe back door, I did not dream
unH to-day that he was confined there.
Certain auspicious acts of my husband this
afternoon convinced me that tbe tuan is
there, beyond human hearing, and will be
iltnrtd to death by my barbarous husband,
unless immediately rescued. For three days
he has not left the house. 1 drugged him
less than an hour age, and he is now so com
pletuly stupefied that the lock may be pick
ed without his interference. I have searched
his pockets, but could not find the key;
heni'e tuy application to you. Nov- you
know all ; will you accompany nie ?”
“To the end of the world, madam, on
1 such an errand.”
| “Then prepare yourself; there is a cab
, waiting at tbe door.” f
I was a little aurpnsed, for I had nol
heard the sound of wheels. Hastily draw
ing on a coat, and pr aiding myself with the
required implements, I was soon at the door
Thera, sure enough was the cab, with the
driver in bia seat, ready for the mysterious
Journey. 1 entered the vehicle, fol-owed by
tbe lady. As soon as I was seated, she pro
dueed a heavy handkerchief, which, by the
faint light of an adjacent street lamp, slit
carefully bound round my eyes. The lady
seated herself beside me, and (he oab started.
In half an hour the vehicle slopped—in
what part of the city I am entirely ignorant,
| as it was evidently driven in anything but
a direct course from the point of starting.
Examining the bandages, to see that my
vision was completely obscured, tbe lady
handed me tbe bundle of tools with which
I was provi led, then taking me by tbe arm,
led ioe thre igh a gate into a bouse which 1
knew was brick, and after taking me along a
passage way which could not have been less
than fifty feet in length, and down a fi-gM
of stairs into what was evidently an unut r
ground basement, stopped besides vault »ad
removed the handkerchief from my ayes.
' Hera is the vault—open it,” mid rite,
springing tbe doer of a dark lantern, and
throwing a beam of light upon the look.
I seimd a bunch of skeleton keyi, and
-‘-‘w* oii.iii.i- -i—■
•fur* few trials, which the lady saeraed to
W«toh with the moat painful anxiety, sprang
the bolt. The door swung upon its hinges,
1 and my companion telling me not to close it,
i as it was self-losing, sprang Into the rault.
1 did not follow. I heard the murmur of
I low roices within, and tbanext moment the
lady reappeared, and lear.ing upon her arm
a man with fa ye so pale ami haggard that I
started at the sight. Row he must hare
suffered during the threj iu»ig days of his
confinement.
"R.;niain here," she said, handing me the
lantern, “and I will be back >o a moment."
The two slowly aseendWf the stairs, and I
heard them enter a room immediately above
where I was standing. In less than a minute
the lady letuaned. _
‘‘Shall I close it, madam ?” placing
my hand on the door of the vault.
"No I no!" she exclaimed, Mistily seizing
my arm ; “it awaits another occupant 1"
“ Madam, you certainly do not intend to
“Are you ready t" she interrupted, impa
tiently, holding the handkerchief to my eyes.
The thought Hashed across my mind that
she intended to push me into the vault, and
bury me and my secret together. She
seemed to read the suspicion, and continued^;
‘‘Do not be alarmed. Yon .Ore not the
man I"
I could not mistake the truth or the fear
ful ufeamng of the remark, and l shuddered
as I bflnt my head to the handkerchief. My
! eyes were as carefully bandaged as before,
1 and I a as led to the cab, and thence driven
{ home ny a more circuitous route, if possible,
than the one by which we came. Arriving
in front of the house, the handkerchief was
removed, and I stepped treks the vehicle. A
purse of tiro hundred dollars was placed in
my hand, and in a moment the cab and its
niystengus occupant had turned the corner
and were oat of sight.
I entered the shop, and the puree of gold
was the only evidence [ could summon in
i my bewilderment, that all 1 had jnst done
and witnessed was not a dre m
A month after that 1 taw the lady and the
gentleman taken from the vault walking
leisurely along Montgomery street. I do
not know, but I think the sleeping husband
twoke within the rault, and his bones are
there to-day • The wim it still a resident
of San Francisco
The l»cn »i Co-sperMioa.
To the laboring musses of the Old World
belongs the credit of iret making manifest
the advantages of co-operation. Oppressed
I to a greater degree, necessity seems to have
driven our trans-atlantie brethren to new
! experiments, which were better calculated to
| fortify them aguinet the power of capitaliete.
i Reforms were parted ft check ike progres
sive social degradation which threatened
j enslavement, and to secure each political
' rights os would place the weapons of self
defence within their reach. Years of laU~
and sacrifice, marked bj the most commend
able seal, was devoted to many of them;
bot not until the clarion-notes of “ seif
help ” *-ung out from Rochdale, did a gleam
of sunshine light up their pathway.
Had the oppressors of labor dreamed
that, from co-operation, the toilers of Rag
land would derive an irresistible power, and
place within their grasp the means to meet
their adversaries Jin social conflict, the out
cry against that experiment would hove
been just as fierce as that raised against any
other reform. But, unconnected with
strikes, lock-oats, sod wholly distinct from
tnc question of wage? or hours of labor,
they considered Jt a hobbj ” which would
divert the masses from other efforts to
ameliorate their condition, and afford capi
talists a happy respite from the “ unreason
able demands’* of workingmen. Hence,
co-operation met the approval of nearly all
classes of society.
But they have lived to learn that, from
the root of this now system of self-proteo
lion, springs many branches, which are des
tined to overshadow various reforms. It is
the corner-stone of a superstructure which
will be the harbinger of social, and, it may
be, of political emancipation in Europe,—
and everywhere its influence for good will
be felt, for, like the Banyan tree, where it
branebee it takee root. It has been but a
few years since an off-sboot of the parent
stem was transplanted in this country, and
already there is a glorious promise of abun
dant fruit. That it «.an be made more
effect!,’ and more productive under oar
free inswtutions none caff doubt. All the
system needs here is, that it shall be sub
jected to the same teste. It is possible,
however, that the indifferenc • of American
workingmen may require an experience of
the same stern necessities which forced co
operation into existence in Europe. We
hope not. Uod forbid that we should suffer
the tortures of that travail which ^ave the
system birth abroad. We know what it has
done— what it can do—and we must be in
credulous, indeed, if we hesitate for one
moment to give it our full confidence and
support^in view of the great results it has
accomplished. Richly will we merit all the
evils it can remove if we fail to make use
of i„.
Co- operation has enabled the workingmen
to provide against the necessity of strikes.
In one sense, it is a savings bank, in which
they con deposit spare earnings, however
small. The little capital invested is scar
cely felt, and all the time it is increasing
until the dividends amount to a small at
nuitv—whether in the shape of increased
stock, money or goods. It is s relay which
oarube depended upon i trouble, affliction,
o> any misfortnne that may come upon us.
We need not enumerate the many additional
comforts thus secured to the poor man’s
home. Its genial influence shines with
brighter lustre around the domestic hearth
stone, white it renders the workman inde
pendent of necessities which often compel
him to submit to hectoring, domineering,
and insult: fit every kind that tyranny can
inflict. Against all these he is protected,
because the employer is consci .us that he
possesses the mean* to resent imposition.
And should he be forced te that hast resort
—* strike, his ability to indure idleness will
not depend upon the amonnt of trust he can
obtain of the corner grocer, of the baker, or
of the butcher. He falls back upon the
“nest-egg” dopowfea iu the co-operative
store, and, when that is exhausted, he meets
j with a coofdenn and a sympathy that will
' save himself •i’*d family from want.
it that the workingmen of Eng
land, more depressed, subject to mere un
reasonable exactions, and •« mpny suppose,
oo> upying a tower social standard, have be
c jw* so saoeessfol h, their efor‘* ,o advance
cages, secure privileges lose denied them,
and become so perfect in their trade organic
cation* ? These questions are all answered
by the sample compound word —eb-opera
don. Just ia proportion as that lever ed
self-help was used to pry off the load of opr
pres*ion which weighed thorn down, to that
degree have they bant the boadt which
booed thorn to a degrading servility; aad
Dow they are gradually emerging from des
pondency to that state of manhood which
enables them to assert and maintain their
rights. «ffo have made this happy progress
in the faoe of laws which discriminate in
favor of wealth, «<»'inst the frowns of an
aristocracy ever jemous of the slightest in-1
novations upon customs held as saered as;
the statutes, prove* that co-operation pps-1
sesses a rower and nu elevating influence
which should make the system.a part of
every workingman’s existence.
Workingmen of America!—if co-opera
tion baa accomplished each grand result*
abroad, what can it not do here!1 With
liberal institutions, every man a lawmaker,
farther advanced in social and political
rights, the uses of co-op .-ratten is of four
fold value to ns. Make tbs system as per*
feet here—let capitalists see that we posses*
all the advantages the system will confer—
and our word rOr it, there will be- no neces
sity for .trikes or conflicts of any kind.
Tber* will be no attempts to reduce wages,!
no lock-outs, no offensive rales posted up in
workshops, no display of tyranny. Every
reasonable demand will be conceited, an 1 a
greater degree of equality will be established
in society. The power which co-operation
confers will be inspected, and capitalists
will be slow to engage in a tilt at arms with
men doubly armed for the struggle. Let us
urge oar toiling brethren, then, to give this
subject their immediate att.-ntion. The
work it has already accomplished in this
country, even in its infancy, gives promise
of a glorious future; hut if the system is
adopted and pursued with the same "seal and
ardor which marks it., onward career abroad,
wbo shall estimate the blessings which co
operation will confer upon American work
ingmen in all coming, time V—International
Journal.
A Mother's Love.
Some trearn ag >, sonic English officers
camptng in the vicinity of Mulkapoor, went
out tigor-hunting, and Imaged a splendid
tigress. Whilst returning home with the
trophy, they found in a secluded spot, in the
lee of a jagged r ick what evidently was the
lair of a tiger, fo*. there lay bones of both
human a 1 brute kind, and shreds and rags
of clothing, ju'ore interesting than all, how
ever, was the discov-ry of a liny kitten, not
more than a fortnight old, coiled in a corn
er, winking atid blinking, and gaping at tbe
intruders. The hunters at once decided that
this must be the cub of the beast they had
slain, and wiliiogly took charge of the little
orphan.
Tiger kittens are not captured every day,
so when the hunters returned to their quart
ers, the excitement in their tent was pon
siderabh*. The newly acquired kitten was
provided with a tiny dog-collar and chain,
aud attached to the tent-pole, round which
it gamboled, to the delight of an audience
numbering nearly twenty. About two
hours after the capture, however, and just as
it was growing dark, the good people in the
tant w»r# checked in the midst of their
hilarity by a sound that caused the bravest
heart to beat rather irregularly.
It was tbe roar, or rather the combination
«f shriek end roar, peculiar to the tiger wheo
driven mad witli rage. In an instant the
gtmbol’ag kitten became evety inch a tiger,
ftid strained, with all its baby strength, at
the tether, while it replied with a loud wail,
to the terrible voice outside. The companv
were panic-stricken. There was something
so sudden and unearthly uWhe roar, that it
seemed as though the great tiger, brought in
an hour before, had come to life again. Cer
tainly, the tiger in question was already
flayed, but the picture conjured up be
came net the more pleasant for that.
There was, however, not nearly so much
time for speculation to the sacred company
as writing these lines has cost, for almost
simultaneous with the roar, there leapt sheer
into the center of the tent, a bold tigreas,
and without deiguing to notice a single rasa
there, she caught her kidnapped baby by
the nape of its neck, and giving it a jerk,
snapped the little chain, and then turning
for the tent door, trotted otf at full speed.
After all, it appeared that the liule thing
did not belong to tbe tiger that was slain,
but to the brave mother that had tracked
and reeovereu it. Sanguinary man-eater as
she may have been, one esa oicavcely be sorry
to hear that r.ot a gun was leveled st the
great rejoic'ng creature, as she bore off her
young one, and that ijhe got clear off.
A Letter Arwew if lllimm ttlad*tone.
The London 7Yw» of July 4, publishes
tho following letter from Mr. Gladstone to
the London Workingmen’s association:
11, Cablton-Houcse Terrace, July 2.
Gentlemen : I have the honor t > acknowl
edge the receipt of your letter of the 20th.
In that letter, on hehalfof the Workingmen’s
association, you invite me to attend a public
meeting which they propose to hold for the
purpose of thanking ine for what I have
done, or endeavored to, in their vindication
again at attacks which they term insults and
calumnies, and of which I must own that it
is difficult to visit them with any terms of
censure more severe than they deserve. It
is frith reluctance that I decline any invita
tion proceeding from a portion of my fellow
subjects to whom our electoral laws, as they
exist, accord less liberally than to others the
regularly constitutional facilities for making
i known their wishes and for the represents*
of their interests. The force of this
consideration ia, however, diminished when
I recollect bow wad and nobly, during the
recent parliamentary struggle u»e cause
which I believe to be that not It's of loyalty
and order than of freedmen \nd of liberal
policy, has been defended by the represent
ative# of the metropolis. If there be a single
exception, it only serves to exhibit more
conspicuously the general truth of my asser
tion. I am obliged to excuse myself from
accepting yoar flattering invitation, first, be
cause I feel that, after the labors of the last
five months, prudence compels me te look
for some comparative repose; and, secondly,
because I am convinced that I shall best
serve the cause, which, in unison with my
distinguished eoUeagnas, and under oar long
tried lander, I had ip hand, by confining mj
humble efforts in political debates as iar as
possible, first, to my place in tjie house of
commons, arid, secondly, to any occasion
whew I meet my numerous constituents ifa
Lancashire. In saving this, I shall not be
suppoaed to indicate a disposition to recede
from the ground on which we have stood
during tt a contest. I look upon the recent
Migration by Lord RushoM’s government
of their offices an one more onward step
toward the accomplishment of their object;
and in the hour of defeat I have the pre
nesthnent of Victory. By a scrupulous
moderation in fixing the limits of our
design, by • earefo! defcmtoe \a
Wy-Wty J* V* J*0** ** to
gMjtoniethoda of procedure, and by an un>
donator covert, to impsir>tLe scheme°or
lessen the amount of enfranchisement we had I
proposed, we sought to unite the conditions
most likely to Insure success in an under
taking marked in former years by so many
miscarriages and failures. Whether our
plan is finally to he added to the list of these
miscarriages remains yet to be seen. TV*
wait with patience the course of present,
events, to be especially on our guard against
any illusory or reactionary measure, simul
ating the name and character of reform, to,
encourage the calm, serious, orderly and
temperate expression of opinion, seem to be,
the chief duties of the hour; and in dia-'
charging these duties f am persuaded we
shall show we are not leas (we even think;
we are rather more) entitled than our oppo
nents to the character of good citisens, oil
true-hearted Britons, and of affectionate and;
loyal subjects.
I have the honor to ha, gentlemen, your
Very faithful servant,
(Signed) W1, E. Gladstone.
a cue tauef.
Some time since a slab-aided mortal from'
“down east,” who looked as if he had pa**-1
•d through a shingle mill, called at a res
pectable establishment *n Philadelphia andJ
inquired:
“Is this Burlap, Jean A Co.’s ?”
“Yes, sir.”
“Weli, then, sir. 1 reckon I owe yon a
small bill.” 1
“ What’s your name, sirt”
“Zerrubabel Snooks.”
After overhauling the ledger, Zerrubabel!
waa assured that it could not be, as his i
aame was aot on tbe books.
“A darned pretty way to keep ’em thenl!
1 guess if a man owed tiie a matter of three!
hundred dollars, I could tell the date with
out looking. Hows’ver, I don’t want cheat
you. i know this is the place. Just give
me a receipt for three hundred dollars and
fifteen cents.”
“Never mind the cents, Mr. Snooks ; j
here’s your receipt for the dollars.”
“Mighty careless von be at small matters, j
One hundred ocnU' make a dollar where 11
came from. Fifteen cents tint to be sneet-1
ed at. Good morning.”
Xlessrt. Burlap, Jean A Go. wore eiectri
dad at the miraculous honesty of the I
Down-Easter, and would not let him go so!
readilv. They insisted on bis purchasing a|
bill or goods, but Zerrubabel was very an-!
willing. “It is darned hard to pav for
tbem,” be said ; “he’d bht nil the winter!
raising that.” Bat to their great gratifies•'
tiou, they succeeded in aeegring to good a
customer by selling him a bill of one thou
sand dollars, payable In six btonth*.
When tbe time for pnvnshnt arrived, sod
a notice for tbe demand man forwarded to'
the address of the honest Down-Faster, tbe
letter remained for weeks unanswered. Tbe
account was sent to a limb of tbe law, resi-j
dent ia the town from which be hailed, and
the next mail brought Barlap, Jean A Co.
the agreeable intelligence that no such per
son as Zerrubabel Snooks ew lired there.
The “needle gun’’ ta use In Prussia U a
formidable weapon—dsktfribid bjr tbs Lon
don Time* aa a con variable Infield on the
Snyder system, with improred ammunition
devised by the Woolwich laboratory. This1
rifle possesses the advantage of being sim
ple, safe, cheap, non-capping, and little
liable to get out of order. Moreover, It does
lot require such a reduction of the steel a*
to destroy the efficiency of a weapon which,
for military purposes, is required to set a!
a Dike as well as a fire-arm. A portion of
tbe upper side of tbe brseoh end of the bar
rel is cut out for the admission of the oart
ridge. This vacant place ia closed, after
loading, by a lump of steel, the “breech
stopper," or “breech-piece,’1 which hinges
upon one aide of the barrel, and forms a
false breech, against which the back end of
the cartridge rests ; the barrel is, in fact,
shortened to this extent. A plunger or
piston transmits the blow of the hammer
through the stopper to the cap of tbe cart
ridge, which is withdrawn after bring bv a
little instrument which forms part of tbs
stopper.
The cartridge is on the “central fire" sys
tem, the chief novelties being tbe ease ai 1
bullet. As regards tbe termer, the object
has been to provide a case which .....
coil or unwind to a certain extent on dis
charge. The bullet ia a combination of
various constructions, none of them original,
but producing together a piojoetile of suffi
cisu l; distinctive character. It has the
general form and appearance of the Enfield
rifle bullet, with its hollow base and baked
clay plug; k has the cannelures which
originally characterised the Temitter and
the Minnie bullets, aad the wood plug in the
head, to which Mr. Metford and Mr. Whit
worth may lay some claim. The cartridge
is perfectly impervious to moisture; it ia
safe, not liable to lead «r fool; it admits of
about 14 rounds being fired ia a minute,
and it shoots from 20 to 45 per cent better
than the service Enfield ammunition.
To tfce Apprentice.
Aspiring apprentice, a word or two in
your ear. If you desire success in aay
matter pertaining to this life or the coming,
you most have a purpose—a determination,
that, God helping you, youteiii achieve suc
cess. You may be poor, friendless, un
known—your clothing acant, jour stomach
half filled—your place may be at the foot of
the ladder; no matter. Whatever your po
sition may be, do yoor duty in it, stoutly
and perseveringly, with yoor eye fixed fee
ahead and upward.
Keeping the purpose before yon that you
tall rtWj he obedient to your employer,'at
tentive to ypur business, obliging to yew
! sbopmates, and courteous to strangers, and
j seise every opportunity to improve yout
| heart, your mind, and jour workmanship.
Do everything weil-no ciigktag,ne hiding
defects, allying always at perfection. Watch
those who are skilful, and strive to equal
and excel thim. Secure the friendship of
all by deserving it. Allow no opportunity
of rendering a service to peas without im
proving it, even if it eoet you soma lnbot
and self-denial. Be of use to others, area
»t in n email way ;• for n time may cotne
when they may be ef servioe to you. A eel
fish man maj get abend fatter than yoa:
but selfishness is contemptible,—and you
need not envy hie success; when you achieve
you* object noWy, yoa will enjoy ft, and be
res posted.
Always bear in mind that •+imrrt«r m
capital. To gain this, you moat be so
scrupulously honest that jon' would be as
willrng to put Bee eoals i» your pwket m ,
peniy that is notyomm. Mem* ran in
debt; do without what you eaanpt at anas
ssJ&rmtssMiS&ste
gsasscsassw
good standing; it will grow, and will *taad
yon in good stand some day. Better tem
porary abetineno and constant plenty after
ward, than unearned present comfort aud
future perpetual want. Never lie, openly
or eorertly, by word or action. A liar may
deceire hit fellow*,—God and himself
aerer. Conscious of falsity, a liar can hare
r.o self-respect j without self respect, reputa
tion cannot be achieved.
Witb a noble purpose aa the end of all
your actions, and with action becoming
yaur purpose, your success is merely a ques
tion of time—always provided yen have
some hrain and abundant common sens#.—
The American Printer.
WIT AMD WISDOM.
St bum itt tx Humility.—The soul goea
highest when the body kneels lowest.
Lorixo hearts are like beggars ; they lire
on what is given (Mm.
XtuTHEB false curls, false teeth, false
calves, nor even false eyea, are as bad as
false tongues.
If you would be nothing just wait to bo
something.
Br acting aa we ought to think, we end by
thinking aa we ought to act.
Makb no enemies ; he is insignificant in
deed who can do thee no harm.
Mkn may blush'1 to hear what they were
not ashamed to act.
If a man's opinions and arguments can
be disproved and refuted, he is in no danger
of being persecuted on account of them.
“Is anybody waiting on you*” said a po
lite dry roods clerk to a girl from the coun
try. “Yea, sir,” said tb- blushing damsel,
“that feller outside; he wouldn’t come in.”
tiasAT talent reuders a man famous, gree t
merit produces respect ; but kind teein g
alone produces affection.
Soaa ladies sprinkle the:r husbands with
tears lu order that they may sweep the cash
out of their pockets—jost aa people usually
sprinkle the floor before sweeping.
“Sib,” said a young wile to her husband,
a few days after their marriage, “you were
honest enough to tell me that your chim
ney smoked, but why didn't you tel! •**»that
you smoaed yourself /”
Powaa.—Sidney Smith wisdly said:
“Power will intoxicate the beat hearts, aa
wine the strongest heads No man is good
enough nr wise enough to be intrusted with
despot ; power—for, when possessed of it,
others can no longer answer for bun, be
cause be can no longer answer for bimsaX”
Maxwrs are what vex or acothe ; exalt
or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a con
stant, steady, uniform, inaenaib'e operation,
like that of the air wo breathe in. They
give their whole foy m and color to our Urea.
According to their quality they aid morals,
they supply them, or totally destroy them.
Kailfse.—The only failure a man ought
to fear ia failure in cleaving to the purpose
be sees to be the beet. Aa to the amount of
result he may ace from his particular work
—that’s a tremendous uncertainty : the uni
verse has not been arranged for the gratifi
cation of his feelings—Uolt, th« RnS
Who's Araaioi—A quaint writer says^
“I have seen women so delicate that they
were afraid to ride, for fear of the horse's
running away; Amid to sail for fear the
boat, nuffcl upset ; afraid to walk for fear
the dew might fall ; but I never aaw one
afraid to be married, which ia far more risk
ftit than all the others put together."
“Tukt say I am growing old because my
nair is ml re red, and there are crow’s feet
upon my forehead, and my step is not aa
firm and elastic as of yore. But they are
mistaken. That ia not me. The knees ara
weak, but the knees are not nie. The eyea
are dim, bat the eyes are not mo. The
orow ia wrtukled, but the brow is not me.
This is the house in which 1 live. Bu- f am
young ; younger than I ever was before.—
Dr. Dnthrie.
A* old lady, well known in the east of
Fife for her learning and sallies upon lofty
minded people, had an ereamg party, where
a young man waa present who was about to
leave for an appointment in Chius, and
formed the object of attraction during the
evanuig. Aa he waa extremely extravagant
in hut conversation about himself, the old
lady waa all but silent during the evening
until leaving, when she shook him heartily
by the hand, telling hun to “takl gude care
o' htateett when he went swi’; for tuiud ve,
they eat puppies in Cheena I”
■■tcrMtlac Rad UsiractlTe Item*.
The largest space continuously occupied
by basalt seems to be in India, where there
are rocks of it occupying 2.10,000 square
ailee.-A line quality of bituminous ooal
baa been found in tbs Falkland Islands.
The British Government have determined
on fortifying the islands_Darin- the
puat year 03,279,721 individual* hare
traveled in Paris by omnibus, of whom
; 53,S 14,760 occupied inside seat*, and 39,
,404,955 preferred the ont*ide.-Common
(phosphorus bears for twenty or thirty sec
| code without ignition the notion of radiant
tuat at a focus where, in the fraction of a
.second, platinized platinum is raised to a
white heat.-^—France will this year pro
duce on her own soil more beetroot sugar
than efficient for her oonsutnptioa.--the
i quantity made to the end of March from
, the beginning of the season was 269,508
tons, or an iocrea.se of 114,819 tone over
j last year.-The long day in Spitsbergen
j extends over several months, daring which
j the sun never sets ; it become* intensely hot
after a month or two by the unceasing heat
of the sun. In this period vegetation
springs up in great luxuriance and abun
idaaeu.-The Belgians clnim to have been
I the first to discover the uses of coal, and
. this discovery, they say, was made by on#
11 olios, a blacksmith of the village of Pleae
vaux, near Liege, in the year 1043, from
wheee name they derive the word “ houille”
——Of all fiuropean nations France shows
the slowest rate of increase in population.
The 27,000,000 of 1801 had only increased
by 9,000,000 in 1801. During the same
P**®d Great Britain had increased from
lOAhhMMW to £y)uu,000, and this in spite
uf emigration.-The operation of cutting
the Koh-i-noor diamond occupied thirty -
night days of twelve hours per day without
mteratfseion. Some parts of the stone
were to hard that In six bourn time, with
the wheel revolving 2,400 times par minute,
“J progress was mad*.-(he
steam ooal in ibe world is found near
Pekin (China), where there is a ooai-HelJ
of WO square mile* in extent.
Napouox lit k said to be concentrating
one hundred thousand troops at Challons.
No ewe who hat rend the two diffuse volume*
of “duties C»*ar” already published,
would suppose that Napoleon III. had any
power of coiio«umioD.

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