OCR Interpretation

The home journal. (Winchester, Tenn.) 1858-188?, May 16, 1883, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Tennessee

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95068565/1883-05-16/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

T.wr.nr.w, S. C, is to lmve n cotton
teed oil mill.
Trsc.ti oosa, A will coon have n
cotton will oil mill in operation.
I'lobipa lifs built 233 miles of rail'
rund during (he ((act yon r.
goMi: 40,000 h 1; iivnun arc to bo dis-
tiibuliil in ICciucky.
KSOXVU.I.K, Tenn., wiil probably sell
10,1)00 barrels of coal oil this year,
A wIiNkey bar f'r Texan in I t-ing
n adc in Cinciwinti which is to cut
I'ike lamia in Putnam county, Fin.,
worth ?8 an acic two yews ago, are now
selling for ?:!'.
TriBRK arc now 101 cotton factories in
oKrntbn or in courtc of erection in the
Kiilhern ft;itcs.
It in estimated Hint there arc twelve
bumlrcd towns west of the MisKisttii;i
rlrcr, without churches or preaching of
ny kind.
Tin: dwrca-e i f the public debt for
Apiil. 2,R"7, lOi'.r,:., is the lowest figure
that 'ins been reported for years.
Tiiw.n are 'iOO deaf mutes in Missis
ripi i, Hi malea and 28-1 females ; 318
ire white and 288 colored. All are
natives of the State except two.
Tin; Jefferson monument was taken
fn.ni Charlottesville to Monticello last
week. It was mounted on a truck
wffrially made for the purpose, and it
required two horses to draw the load.
f-KVi'R.t'i. thousand Georgia and Ala
buma cattle have been shipped to Texas
meetly. They will he returned south
ly ay of Chicago with sonic accessions
of tallow, but with few evidences of
As a good dcaof discussion has been
rile concerning (ien. fi rani's pecuniary
means, it may bo interesting to know
the exact truth. The entire property of
(ieneral and Mrs, Orant yields them n
umual income of 19,000.
The New York Tribune wants a cover
over the East Kiver bridge to keep off
the sun nnd rain. This, with free soda
water, ire erenin, a band of music and
plentyot chairs and settees, would make
ita very popular summer resort.
Coi E. K. llicHAiinsox rays farming
operations in Mississippi are seriously
inttrfered with by the buffalo gnats. In
ArhiMS they fill the rir in black
(warms and torture the mules and hor
ns so that it is almost impossible to do
any plowing.
"HEy the clergyman asked at
church weddiii" in Henry county, Iowa
ifmybody had aught to say why the
Miriliould not tie united, n cirl arose
and id, "I have he is engaged to me." I
Tterewas some confusion, but the cer
Miony was completed.
The exports of March exceeded the
imports of that month $10,0 12,703.
The imports are still large, but the bet
ter opinion is that there will tfooti be a
Imtv decrease in imports. If so, nnd if
wchave good crops this year, all talk
tout panic or bard times may as well
k dismissr d.
The Times-Union thus describes
Jacksonville since tbo close of the sea-
ion: "No base ball: no yachtiiw; no
rowing; no
r.... .i.i..:.,.
ion; michtv little sparking nothing
ktawnPi-r.nn,ltl,nl1,W of hoi-
iiltir snarK n? nomine i
aiDg up tho lamp posts. Can't we start
orr.elhing fresh ?"
The Michigan Legislature, as well as
toe Pennsylvania and Connccticutt
WMntures, last week killed resolutions
proposing a prohibitory amendment to
ft constitution of the State. In Iowa
Jbe Sdprome Court decision invalidn
"ij the prohibitory amendment has
Nponed nrohibitorv lecitlation for
me years.
Moxtgomkby Advertiser: Nw
the Aiinis.ton factory and snips
bales of cotton goods to China to
malt lacev breeches for the heathen.
Tie South not only proposes to squeeze
Puritans out of the West, but the
Britishers out of the East. The South
Wetting hoecish about this business,
" we are glad of it.
Boston total abstinence pooplo are
low excited against the llov. Dr. Barlol
u account of a sermon of bis on tho evil
JJ intemperance. He took tho ground
wat the war. ns commonly waged, is
"' umu useless. -xeur t uuv
tong,' ho said ; "wine and alo are not
,rprjg ; rum and whisky and brandy are
"ot wronc: notliins nurelv material
""uld he wronR. Insobriety, i'lordinatu
Wl-indulgenco is wrong, be the floshy
IIIO ut-niii
PDCtitf.;m,l.mnf .li nilr -h:il.
!' may, and eating or driulur-K to excess
5 nt the cause of profligacy, murder,
uie.t, arsnu, house-breaking, or any
". liHteccnt assault, any more tnan
?" fowl is the cause rl tho rloek or
"food." Dr. Bartol's idea is to educate
n that he will tnkn tn intnllectunl Oil-
"ynients, and thus lose bis appetite foi
wwiicatiiig beveraaea.
TM, complete 'dependence of man
i, i ,vuero property is concerned,
nowhere carnod to such a point as
fjwag the Indians of Central Ainer
mi ?vory.dfcy H'O busbimd buys his
ur om wife. purchoaes from
Gen. Strotheb, Consul General to
Mexico, reports a general impetus in
mining and other public enterprises in
that country, the result of the rapidly
growing railway system.
Tin; number of graduates from West
Point this year will not equal the vacan
cies in the roll of Second Lieutenants In
the army, and the deficiency will be sur
piicd from civil life.
Ir is reported that one of the largest
amounts ever granted in any oountry as
compensation for a railroad accident to
one person was recently given in Scot
land to an engineer. The loss of n foot
was compensated by 418,250 or $11,210,
Somr of the best English jockeys are
women j daughters of farmers, or of
country squires, who have lost their for
iur.es. They have been accustomed to
ride to bounds from their childhood,
are perfectly fearless, and their light
we'ght in the saddle makes them desira
ble as jockeys.
A bill has been favorably reported in
the New York Legislatuie, compelling
all makers, proprietors ami venders of
niedicel preparations "affecting the hu
man or animal body," to place upon the
label a full nnd true statement of the
ingredients of which it ii composed.
Tin' sale of all medicines without such a
label is made a misdemeanor. If passe ',
the law will bo what the Yankee deacons
all verv "s'archin'."
Tin: Farnham type-setting machine
has been on public exhibition m the
(lot dwin block on llaynes street, Hart
ford, Conn., and attracted immenle
rowds. It both sets and distributes
lyje, and, it is claimed, can do the
work of five compositors. A syndicate
of Connecticut capitalists lave pur
chased the patent, and will soon take
measure to bring the machine into
practical use.
It appears that Hrittish capital is
about to be invested in American land
to a large amount. A ton of an M. P.,
who now is visiting this country for the
purpose of buying land, says that there
is an enormous amount of capital lying
id'e in England, imd that syndicates
have been formed to invest in this coun
try. Anion!.' those investing are Parinj
Rros., the bankers, Mr. Labouehere, of
Truth, Sir Thomas l?rassey, civil lord of
the admiralty, nnd many of the bank
ling houses ami numbers oi large country
landlords as well as mourners or parua-
A kon of General Kobt. K J.ee, the
noted southern leader during the civil
war. is the president of an educational
institution at Lexington, Vn., nnd the
desire and taste to aid in the solid nnd
disciplining of the post-bellum genera
timi in the South of which this is nn
e.ininle. has many other illustrations,
One of Lee's staff, Mat. MeUlellan, i
similarly situated nt Lexington, Ky., at
the Savlc Female Institute, and Gener
al Kirby Smhh is n member of the fnc-
ultv of the University of the South, at
Tenn.: Gen. J. L. 1. htuart s
--i -
widow controls an Episcopal school in
,.. ......... v..
f munion, a.
ritoi'. Si'i:nckii IUiiti), of the Nation-
id Museum, has acknowledged to iien-
eral Superintendent Kimball, of the
Life-caving Service, the receipt ot a re
adable specimen of the whale lamiiy,
which wat captured on the rew jersey
w ast by a Life-saving crow several days
ao. Prof. Tlaird says the porpoise
moves to represent a species never be
fnre . seen in
t ie unucu rwuvs.
belonestoagroupof small sperm whales
ei.,.iracterized by tho absence ot perma-
t ....i. j t,e upper taw. Its pro
jecting head and general appearance are
not unlike tho sperm wnaie, aiinougi.
in miniature, this specimen being about
nine feet in length. It is now being
I ,. tn la9tor for exhibition at the Na
, v ,
tional Museum.
The career of female lawyers has not
Vwm ovtrsordinarily brilliant in this
country. They seem unable to resi
- ... i i
w en inai niiiuoii" w...iv ..v...
Kate Kane of Milwaukee, who last week
t'irewaglass of water in the judge
fee. becaune he assigned another law
' ... . , , .j
ver to thCdelense OI a nurgiar, ui-jn-a.eu
t0 think herself governed by Fnnltary
rather than persooal motives, because
she remarked as she threw it: "lalr.
that. you dirty dog!" She adorned him
with other choice names, and was taken
bnwlinn out of the court-room, declar
iug the would rot in jail neiore une
-n,ilrl contribute ber fine to the court's
treasury. She insists that the judge has
been trying to drive her from practicing
i n bis court. He sterns to have succeoi
ed for thirty days at any rate-ume
she pays hi t fia
the writes of "home, sweet
A similiter In London, all Mcn.llfM. alone;
Uo wnlkisl through tlio city, muitiled. un
known; Tho llirln of the liouwa ehm forth on hti
There woro tliniisands of homes, but for him
wus no iiliu'o,
A weary ami ImiiKiy, (Ilslirnrtcne.! ami ml.
liio liim; Imd het-n long since Ills iinirlt wus
Aim hi. silt, pn the stop nt n nolli-miin's door.
And lor sohit-o ho sung the retrain o'er nn I
" Home, Home, nwent, swwt Home,
Bo it ever so liunihlc, lUcro's no nlnco llko
He had not n shillinir In pnv for a bed,
hen lie wruUi whul In luxury muny have
Mid pleasures mid piilnee tliiniKh wv inny
do It ever so buiiildc, 'there's no nluou llko
rho word full of cheer from his sorrows were
Ho siihed, what In thuiikfiiliiess others liavo
A ulmrin from tho skies seems to hallow us
Which, seek thro' the world. Is not met with
Home. Home. BweeS awiwl tin.,.
Ho It ever so humble, thorns nu 'tilnvu llko
Old London looked fair to his eyes (trowing
Hut the IikIhs of tho city no welcome uuvo
An exllo from home, splendor dazzles In
Oh, tnvo me my lowly thatched cuttiiiro
Tisiina the poor st ninirer, mid went 1.11 his
w 111 .
ilul millioiiri ol villus have siiiik since that
"The liirds sini;ln(f giilly that cwno at my
Civo lliese, and 1 lie poueoof lulnd.ileiirerUmn
if....... nn... ii
"nu-. Bnn i, .nrri inline,
lie it ever so humble there 8 no place, llko
Did It neiwl ihnt one heart thro' deep nnmilsh
should learn
That nl hers tho truth nihilit more swiftly dis
cern r .
A trilimnh of love liv the sllllrei- was won.
Ourlionieo arc tho demvr for him who Imd
We weep lor the exile Hint lonueil for H home,
And yet was coinin.-lh.il as a wnndenT to
t nun ;
Ilul he had somo rnptuio In luiuMi his pain.
As lie heard in nil lauds (lie familiar refrain:
lloine. Home, sweet, sweel Motile,
Bo it eer so humble, there's no place llko
Hut Ihe toil mid the sorrow nn- over nl Intl.
And ti e Journeys mid loneliness thinxs ol tho
1 1st ;
Anieilr-ii llnils li tm with honor a ifrme,
And 1'miland iiliovu him Ihe liiiiri.-l would
to nil climes and countries the man has his
And old men and children hit MicnkiiiK his
ttut Hie besl of all Is, he no loiurer shall roam,
Tho homeless, tired MnniK'T Hi leiixth is at
Home. Home, sweet, sweet Home.
He it ever ho humble, there's no place liko
.Vuriitmi? 'iinifiiu'imit.
When vouni; (indfrcy Denver- repu
diated his signaline to a check fur a
l:n-";o aiiiount, drawn in favor of his
friend Captain Wrake, ho did ind fur a
moment anticipate the serious nnise-
iuenei-s wlilrli ensueii. i lis uojeei a.i
simply to raiii time to arrange ncttliTs
with the ( 'aptain, for the truth wtis that
ho had lint tint money to meet his iti-ati.
lie wtis so extremely inexperienced ami
unl)uiness-liko thtit he did not iinn";ine
lor an in-daiit that his bankers had
my cause of complaint in the matter,
lie thought they would simply return
the cheek In (.'aptain W rake's agents,
with an intimation thai there was an
informality in it. And ho was so slag
gered and" horrified by the amount of
the cheek that he eagerly adopted the
the suggest ion of the clerk w ho waited
iijion him from tho bank, that the sig
nature wtis a forgery, by way of tempo
rarily extricating; himself from embar
rassment. 'I'd an ordinary observer
there certainly seetn-d something; wrung"
about the signature, but (ioilfrey Den
ver, bearing in mind the stale he was
in when he wrote the cheek, was not
surprised that hi handwriting should
have 1 ii eccentric. Tho transaction
took place at a supper parly at Captain
Wrake' s rooms a few niirhls previously,
on which occasion young Denver dimly
recollected having played recklessly at
eiinls tin- hi"h slakes. Inil as to what he
had lost, anil even how lie had found his
way homo afterward, his memory was a
perfect blank
(ioilfrey Dcnyer was n very loiuisu
. i
von no1 man. lie Was, in tact, one oi
tllOSt! Vaill, SIMV, WCaK-llllinieil jmnin
" . i, .. I. ...!.. I ..I I...
whose chief ainbllloli is to lead tin! Ill"
of a fast, man about town, Untortu-
atelv he had no near relatives to inter
fere with his tastes and pursuits, whilo
small fortune which lie had inlieriiea
on ntlainiii'' his majority enabled him
for a brief period to indulge, in every
folly and extravagance. Hut ho was
not nut in ally either vicious or imilli-
f'flte, thouirh he aspired to ce taken to
in so, nnl conseoiieiitly the Idea of
havir.a ia'-.nrred a debt of honor whicii
" . . .-II 1 I ! -. 1. .1! .
lie wasunaiiio lopay uiicuiiiiu wan ma
ma V. When the bank clerk had left,
taking tho fntal check away,
Godfrey Denver at once set forth to
seek Captain Wrake, feelingdoepiy His-
. 1 . . -I! . . ...1 1...I U. .... a... .mi
tressed anil miiniuaico, um. " "
conscious of the licuiousiicss of tlio lie
he had told. ... ,
f'm.i iiii Wrako was nor to no lounu.
either at bis chambers or tit his club,
and after rushing about wnn icvensn
anxhitv t" various jilaees in senreh of
him, young Denver returned to his own
rooms tired ami uisucniicne.i.
i...iwnm enb wasnt, tho door, nnd as he
entered he ran against a rather pomp
ous, elderly gentleman, who ai once e
costed him:
"Mr. Dcnyer, I believe."
it v.. j ' i-,.'idieil Coilfl'eV.
ii i nL- vim to be irond enough
to come with me at once, replied tne
gi.ntlenian, whoso ton" nnd niannei
H , ii.. nmmiiinrv. i am
were unpi-fsaunj' 1 ''. . ' Y
Me. r:ra nth-, the solicitor tor Messrs. X.
& Co.. your bankers."
I.O.. VOlir liniinrin. , ,
Wbnt for? What do you want w ith
me?" demanded (ioilfrey, uneasily, as
Mr. Gi-ntlv led the way to the cab.
"Jump in. Iwi'l .-Ml",s w0 Z
ttl().r. i shan't detain you many nun
tites," said t.ic solicitor, taking him by
the arm. , , . .
Voting Deuyer entered the cab, and
Mr. Grantly got in after Inm. lutvmg
first given a briof direction to tho driver.
As tbey rattled over tho stones the so
licitor 'briclly explained that ho was go
ing to apply for a warrant against Cap
tain Wrukn in connection with the
check, as tho bnuk had ilctonniuf'l to
"Prosecute! What for?" asked God
frey Denver, startled out of his senses.
"Forgery. It was a most impudent
attempt," Mii( Mr, Grantly, curtly.
"Hut but Captain Wr.iko is a fiieml
of mine," faltered young D.-uver. Kv
erylhing can he explained."
no win have nn onnorliiii tv of ev.
plaining," said tho solicitor, hi raihi-r
an Ironical tone. "I am sorry to hear
jio is n friend of yours. I am afraid you
have been keeping bad company, vuim"
Godfrey Dcnyer was too airilatcd ami
confused to continue the conversation.
He was not by any means clear as to
tho purpose of this visit to the police
court. The ominous words "pi-ui.
onto" and "forgery'' were ringing in
his ears, but lie was too bewihlen-iT to
realize their siiriiilieancc. n ml he felt.
less apprehensive on Captain W rake's
account than on bis own. He had a
vague suspicion that be had somehow
made himself anicnnble to the law in
connection with this wretched check,
and suspected that the errand on which
they were bound had an implcasaiit per
Bonal bearing.
His uneasy Itliili I nl ii li lasted until
they reached their de-tinaiion. am! In a
dazed state of mind ho obeyed Mr.
Cr:uitl's reiiuest that he would full"v
him. What passed at ihe police court
happened mi iiicl,ly thai la- hardly
knew what in-was lining. In add in
his agilatiiui and i n r n i -1 1 . . Mr.
(irautly's manner was verv oerlienring,
nnd being u weak-minded lad he help.
lessly did what he wtis told, without re
fleeting, lie was sworn ami again con.
fronted with the signature to the check.
r or the life of him ho could not sum
mon up courage to retract or ipialily
his original statement, and as a iii'imi-
syllable was all that was required by
way of answer, he found it easier to say
"Ao" to the quest ion put to him lhaii
to enter into an explanation. It was
not until ho found himself alone again,
disconsolately wending his way back to
his chambers, that It began 'to dawn
upon inm now tatally lie had commit
ted himself, anil bow grave a wrong hi)
bad (lone ( aptain lake.
While Ii'ih i, lindw as wnveritii' between
right and wrong nn incident happened
which afforded liini nn excuse for adopt
ing the less compromi.-iug alternative.
In tlio afternoon ho received a visit
from a ladv who announced sho was
Captain Wrake's wife. She was young
and pretty, but shabbily dressed, with a
can-worn look upon her pale face.
(ioilfrey Dcnyer was the more startled
nt beholding her, because, like more of
tlie Captain's friends, lie was unaware
that he was married, lb-knew Captain
Wrake as a man of pleasure, a gambler
and profligate, and in tho poor wife's
liiiclie'l features and tlircadbenre attire
it was eay lo read a tale of suffering
and neglect, lint she had come, never
theless, to plead for her husband, w ho,
it appeared, had already been arrested;
and the sigh,of her distress anil her pit i
till allu-io!i tu her young family touched
Godfrey Denver's heart nnd aroused his
belter nature.
"What can I do for yon?" ho said,
summoning up all his fortitude. "Shall
I go at once o tin- police and neknowl
cilge the signal nre'.'"
"My lawyer siys that would be use
less, asyou'have already denied it upon
oath," sobbed the poor lady. "Hut if
you would bo merciful and not. give
evidence against my poor husband. '
"I will not, I will leave London nt
once," lie interrupted, eagerly, with a
strange feeling of relief.
" Heaven bless you!" cried his friend's
wife, impulsively seizing his hand and
kissing it.
lint Godfrey Denver hastily drew his
band away, for the spot she nnd kissed
seemed liko lire. A tingling sensation
of shame and imworthiucsstook posses
sion of him so that he fairly tied from
the room. When Mrs. Wrako had left
lie lost no lime in making preparations
for his departure. Having packed up a
portmanteau leaving I ho bulk of his
tll'ecls to the mercy of the landlady - ho
went trembling to the bank and drew
out the balano which stood to his
credit. Tho same night he reached
Liverpool and the next morning sailed
for New York.
GoJfrey Dcnyer remained in America
nioro than live years, and owing to mm
of those singular chances which read
liko romance and which usually happen
to unworthy persons, he was able tulny
the foundation of a large fortune. An
American fellow-passenger on the voy-
ngo out, took u great lancy to mm ami
offered him employment in his business.
Godfrey Denver nt once entered upon a
prosperous career ami uevciopeu u
nviiecled caimcilv for his new duties,
Ho not only gained the conlidenco of
his employer but also his affectionate
regard, so that, no was auoiocu ninn
ttmities for advancement wliiuh rarely
fall to the lot of o young man.
Hut ho was no longer tho vain, fool
ish lad he used to be before ho left En
gland. A great elinngo had come over
him. wliich dated from tho (lav when,
ii.iortly nftcr his arrival in America, ho
le.-irned that Contain Wrako had been
found guilty of forgery and sentenced
to a ion" term oi penal servnuue.
Godfrey Dmiycr's absenco had availed
no mow than tho prisoner's eager pro
testations of innocence to nvcrt nn mi-
verso verdict, for independent persons
iimi sworn to t ie r nenei inn mo mit-
nntnrn to tho cheek was not in the hand-
writing of the supposed drawer. Tho
news crave Godfrey ft severe and painful
attack and had a sobering etl'ect upon
his character. Ho conceived it to ho
his duty at loast to provido for the ne
cessities of tho poor woman and Inno
cent children whom ho had rendered
miserable. Ho had not tho cotirago to
return to England and clear Captain
Wrako's reputation, but short of that
bo resolved to make every atonement in
liis power. With this object bo devoted
himself assiduously to business, and
regularly remitted the larger portion of
his earnings to a trustworthy agent who
fionlied tho money for Mrs. Wrako's
benefit. The poor lady frequently
blessed hor unknown benefactor, but
Godfrey Denver never dared to discloso
his identity, lest tho wife of tlio man ho
go cruully wrouged should spurn his
gifts and thus deprive him ot tho small
oonaoltttlon lie derived, from holpiug
MAY 10, 1883.
At length ho was Informed that Cap
tain Wrako would shortly be set at lib-
erty, nnd ho then resolved to om-i-i- li.i,.
exceiifTon a plan wfircfi Imd been slowly
forming in his mind for years past, fn
spite of tho pecuniary sacriliocs he had
made ho felt that ho had by no means i
ntoned (or his sin. It was not allies-
lion oi money, for he was prepared to
continue his benefactions anil to provide
Captain Wrako witli funds to make a
fresh start in life if he would accept any
favor of him. Hut his chief pui ios'e
was to return to England nnd to place
himself unreservedly in Captain
Wrake's hands. If the Captain would
accept no apology orcoinpcnsation, imd
insisted on his publicly acknowledging
his baseness, (ioilfrey' Denver Wit'ili-"-tcrmtned
to do 80, regardless ol the con
sequences. 'J'liis resolution had cost nini a severe
struggle with his moral cowardice, but
at length ho succeeded in summoning
up the necessary fortilud" for his self
imposed penance. Jf he sccn-ily hoped ,
that Captain Wrake would be sauslicd
with some smaller sacrilice, he was
nevertheless perfectly sincere in his
purpose. He returned to Knirland,
looking prematurely aged, with streaks
of gray in his hair, though he was bare
ly thirty. Hut bis bearing was calm
and resolute, and a shrewd observer
would have guessed at olu-e that he
suffered some great trouble wl:i- h had
darkened his young lifo.
On the day when Captain Wrake was
released from prison (ioilfrey Di-iimt
sent to him a request that 'lie woiild
grant him an interview at an inn near
the gales of the jail. Ho felt deeply
agitated at the prospect of finding him
self face to faes with the man who must
have been cursing him bitterly for years,
and who would now be the arbiterof his
fate; but his firmness did lml desert
him, and when Captain Wrake ap
peared his purpose never wavered.
To his amazement the Captain hung
his head and accepted his outstretched
hand without hesitation, but in a very
humble imimier. Godfrey could se nee.
1 ly believe his Senses, and doubled nl
lirst whether i. was really hi- former
friend who stood before him. It was,
indeed, he, however, though lie, Ion,
had aged and much changed in appear
ance. For a moment neither spoke,
nnd then suddenly the Captain burst
into tears and said in a choked voice:
"Dcnyer, don't say a word. I can't
hear it." II guess now w ho has I n
the savior of my poor w ile and chil
dren. What am 1 to say to your noble
conduct? You first stand my friend bv
not appearing against me at the ttiai.
so as to give a poor devil a chance, nnd
then -then you net as guardian angel to
those I have so cruelly wronged. And
you, of all others, are the person from
whom I had the least rigid to expect
"Why," demanded Denver, hoarsely,
with ft wild throbbing at his heart.
' Why? How can ymi ask-.' You
know iny offense," sa'id the Captain,
averting his face.
"Do you mean -do vou mean I bat,
you were really guilty?'' cried Denver,
with a blessed sense of a load being sud
denly lifted from his mind.
"God forgive me, yes! I was desper
ate, your helplessness templed me, and
and-" the Captain paused and hung
his bead again, while Godfrey Denver
involuntarily gave a. long-urawu sie.ii u.
relief. howiuii man.
The Tot of Book-keepers.
In this city, where business is widely
extended, a Imok-koeper who has bis
employer's coulldeiice can keep tho lat
ter continually blinded in points of great
importance. 'The merchant w ill inquire,
How much Mouoy have we in the bank,
Mr. Hrown?" Mr. Urown will reply
generally in a correct manner; but ho
uiav, by ingeniously altering fuTures,
make a delusive bIiow. It is said that
"figures will not lie." Naturally speak
itiK they will not, but in tho bunds of u
skillful accountant they may bo uiado to
00 SO 111 a very surprising; manner, nm
book-keeper NfeGntchon, of the Ocean
Hank, succeeded in robbing that institu
tion of $0G,()iH) before detection, whilo
tho Issik-keeper Iiovcrieh, of the City
Hank, obtuined $1011,01)0 of that institu
tion. This, however, was nn unusual
haul, and will not soon bo equalled, but
it shows what can lie done. If lack of
pay could bo urged in extenuation, tho
iMKik-kceper would navo ft powenui pn-n.
This is always small ill proportion to tbo
work renmrcd. They are not ami never
will bo paid more than enougn locuo oui
hard living. Somo who luivo an mm
suiillv laborious ami responsible position
mnv eel wliat is called n nign siiuo .i
. . . . .. , -i -.i
Bay SM.OOO; but such iustancc aro very
rare, m il vou can biro expert hands at
81,f)00. ThobardeBt worked book-keeper
I ever knew cot only JW.lKiu, ana ms
labors nearly occasioned blindness. Ho
had a very extensivo set of books, aud
his neat hand nnd immense onhvmuB of
flcures were matters of admiration, lint
it was killing work. In largo houses tho
book-keeper is occupied chiefly with tho
lodger, and lias enoiiRli to no to niuiuu
to "posting accounts'' and keeping the
books bnlanced. Ho will luivo nis
monthly bnhmee sheet, commonly called
a "trial balance," ready by tho first of
tho mouth, anil tne aceurniu . '"'
between the debit and credit sido will
prove that tho ledger has been kept cor
rectly. H an error, even of only iv tlnuo,
appear, it must bo discovered at bow
ever great a cost of time and study. ud
I have kuown ft book keeper to spend
three days looking up just such an itmn.
Hence the work requires groat caro and
an habitual exactness in figures. JXcu
York Letter
Evils or Hot Bbiad. There is no
law in this country to prevont tho con
sumption of hot broad than that of com
mon sense, and unfortunately that w a
i i ii.... mivAriiiiifr uruiciple in
aeuo. iui" - o" ' . iei,i
tho lives of a great many people, ill t
hot bread, in nine oases out of ten, will
produce dyspepsia, is no- noy.-0
ered fact, ud this terrible result sure
to follow the persistent indulgence on
the part of those whose pursuit are
quiet, indoor and sedentary. And yet
tWwho call themselves refomors
.!. .ml women who havo given tlio
thomrht will continue to
eat hot bread, a the ot continues to
Mr. Spoojicndi ko and the Dog.
"Look bore, my dear," said Mr.
HpoopeiidykCj as bo led a huge nnd
shaggy dog into bis wifo's room, "1'vo
got a dog a friend of initio gave me.
What do you think of him ?"
"Gisxl gracious I" ejaculated Mrs.
Bpoopcmlyke, mount iug a chair in dis
may. " Is ho mad ?"
" No, Mrs. Spoopcndvko," retorted her
husband, "ho not only isn't mad, but
be isn't a atepludder eitiier, nor a bird's
eye view. He's a dog. and, if you don't
get out of that chair, he'll probably bito
your legs off."
Mrs. Spoopciidalio s:d down on her
feet and oyed the brute with some trepi
dation. "MnySo he's Rot the hydroplu bi.i,"
nhe suggested, by way of a hearty wel
come. "P'raps ho has," agreed Mr. Spoop.
endyke ; "but, if he bin, he's got it in
hispockot. Cniiiu here, dogbee, do,;gce,
dogged" and Mr. SpoupcinlyLe Miapped
his lingers pcrnine 'isc'iy.
"Why don't bo come when you cull
him?" asked Mrs. Sponpcinlykc, deeply
interested in the proceeiln-.'H.
" Because you mniiCMi. Inulod grc-toil
lioiso you sad-!) 1 1 1 in ," i".-biitied Mr.
SpiKipcndyke. "Come, doggee, duggiv,
Uoggee 1"
" I don't quite like the w.iy his tongue
haii'-smil," i.bjtvf d Mrs. Sqinopcinh Kc.
" It don't !'i 1; natural."
".Maybe you don t like Ihe wav liis
tail bangs out, cither. P r ips you think
that's artificial, ton. With your inlor
Million about dogs you onty m .1 a : lut
bottom aud a broken hinge to be a dog
pound. Kecpqtlii t now, while I ti acb
him soino dicks. Come here, dogbee 1
Sit up, sir I"
The dog stretched out his legs, opened
a Mouth like a folding b.-d.-dcad and
"What makes him do that?" asked
Mrs. Spiiopcndy ke, sitting on tho back
of a chair wdb lu-r lei t in the seat.
"Dod gust it 1" bowled Mr. S,oop
endyke. " Who do ymi s'jion- made
liimdoit? Think in-works nu ii wire?
tint a notion he ,"ncs by sleam ? Ho
don't, J tell ye, lie's a!ie, and bo does
it because lout's the bciil "i bis measly
mind. What aro yo sitimg up there
for? Can't yo sen he don't like it?
Now, you sit still. Here doggce, doc
gee, good dogger, s-'t up n 1 1 1 1 be;; 1 " met
Mr. Spoopcudy l.o held up nu admoni
tory linger.
'1 he dog eyed Mr. Spoopcndvko with
anything but nu assuring ulanc.
"He's liuiij'l'V," hiitrgestcd Mrs.
Spoopemlyke. "lit;s do like, that
when they want to hi taken down in the
yard and be led."
"Of course you know," grumbled Mr.
Spoopendyke. "All you waul is per
fect ignorance on the part of tie- police
to bo u dog light, (ml anything m tlio
house for hint to cat ? "
"There's soino cold oyider iitew and u
piece of custard pic "
"Tliat'a it I" raved Mr. Spoopendyke.
"That's wind's the matter with the dog.
Ho wauls pie I Ymi'vo got it. Ynii
only need n cumini'tcn and a tiht to be
a bench show. Win-re's tho oysters?
Don't v sou thu dog pining for nv.-dcis?
Haven't yo got somo cold coll'co for
him? (live him a Iciunii to .-.lay bis
toinnch I" and Mr. Spoopeudyko
jumped straight up in tlio air and landed
on the dog.
Tho dog niiido for the open air with a
howl, and Mr. Sponpeiulykn galhen d up
twelve baskets of liiiiKielf and looked al
ter h.s prize.
"Never mind, dear," said Mrs.
Spoopendyke, soothingly, "he'll coiim
" If ho does I'll kill him," bluuited
Mr, Spoopi inlyki'. 'S-.-e what yoii'vo
done. Yi u iniido me lose my dog
and torn my tsoii-.rrs. Anything
More about dogs you don't know ? (b t
any more ititeingi neo in impart aooui
dogs? All vou want, ii a bucket of
braudy around your neck and u bin or-
btoriu to bu a inoin. ol St. In-riiaiil,
with which logicid conclusion Mr.
Hpisipenilvko bec.ni exploring his out
lying districts for jj:..-, .il .in In ten, whilo
his Wllo speculated iqi 'li the salvation
of tho cold oysters ami Ihn custard pio
by tho sudden and eminently satis
factory disaffection of thu dog. Hruok
j L'tttlc.
Ho Minis Jtniy Their Heart 1
You are till fiiniili ir witlt tho story of
" The H-.ibes in tho Wood," and remem
ber how tbo roliins. finding the IniiM'H
lying dead, side Ly Hide, covered their
little forms with lciv.es, wrapping them
in a wiudiiig-sheet of nature s own pro
viding. Did ymi ever ask the question, "Do
biri is bury their own dead?"
Lot nic'tcll you an incident that camo
f'oiu an eye-wilness of what I relate.
In n tree near an old-fashioned farm
house, way up in Vermont, two robhis
built their nest. A lady watched them
day bv day as tV lifiblgMrih-aws, a bit
of eottou or tb rend, nnd woaved them
deftly in, to form their summer home.
One morning she found three bluo
speckled eggs in tho nest, and, oil an
other, three tiny little liirds m their
place. Howhtisv thofather and mother
birds were, providing for thoir wants !
. . . i, ni,1i-lv lliov nnreil
ami now proHiij' iimmmn -j j
for them I . .,
vi,..ii ibev wero lnrco enough, tnry
cave them lessons in Hying, and heroin
comes the point of my story. A lulo
they were trying their wings, on my,
cat caught one, and, beloro ino iwiy
could rescue it, it was injured bcv. i.d
recovery. She put the poor reinbling
little creature inicn
it thero for tho niothir-bird to nurse
back to lifo if iossible.
It was of no use. ino cms eiuei
claws aud sharp teeth bad dono their
work, and their victim died. A few days
after, tbo lady, seeing and hearing noth
ing of the other birds, went to the in Bt,
nml found thev had built ft thatched
roof over the poor htllo bird, and there
bo lav on his back, with his claws stick
ing up through the (drawn. They had
buried their dead aud deserted tlio nest,
lbu(t" Coii)Jaio.
When they build a railway, the fire
thing tlicy do is to break ground. lhs
is often done with great oewmony. Ihen
they breuk the shareholders. Xuis
done without ceremony.
Thbek attempts havo been made to
assassinate Queen Victoria.
Tub theater of Mnrcclliis, nt Hume,
was capablo of seating 20,001) persons.
It has been estimated that 2,0011,00,1
men perished in tho wars begun to re
cover the Holy Laud.
William Heniiy Hariihom was the
oldest man elected l'rcsidcut, aud O -n.
Orant the youngest.
An Italian writer says that -fl.Oi'O
operas have been wiittcu sit 1 , of
which 10,01)0 havo been produced by tho
sous of Italy.
It is stated that it takes 2d,b i roses
to produce half all ounce of th. attar,
which accounts for tho high price de
manded for tho puro article.
Enoi.anj) produces more tin than any
other country in the world. Thero urn
tin Mines in Bohemia, Saxony, Spain,
I'oitiigal, Malacca and Au- traiia.
Wauhun Hastixom, (ioveriior General
of India, was tried by tho peers of 'Jivat
Britain for high crimes and misdemean
ors. One ot the charges was his accept
ance of .100,000 from the Nl,o'o of
Onde. The trial lasted seven years and
three months, terminating in Im ue
quitlal. Tub White Houso wan first built in
17'.'2, at a i-ost ol .r.i.lO.Oiiil. It was imt '
oivupicd until In I'). II was rebuilt in
181K. Its porticoes Wclo Hot fuii le d
until 1S29. Altogether, it is computed
to have cost for building, rebuilding ami
furnishing alwiut $1,700,000. The whnl.i
structure has u frontage fit 170 feet an I
a depth of Ctf feet, and its vestibule is
60x10 feet. The garden uli-1 park which
inclose the mansion occupy twenty acres.
Tho Cabinet-room, -lOxtiil feet, i, uu the
second lloor. Tho White House wa
modeled alter tho palace of thu Duke of
Tunphrnso "Speaking for buncombe "
originated near tho close of the dcludo
on the famous " Miswniri (nc-slioti," in
tho sixteenth Congress. It was Can
used by Felix Walter, who liv. I at
Wiiyncsville, in HayviMni, the must
western county of Nurll Carolina, n.-ar
the adjacent county of Jtuncoinli -,
which lorincd part of his district. 1 he
old man rose to speak, while the lion-,.-was
inipaticntly calling for the "ques
tion" and seeial mcinbcis gatiiciid
iiround him, begging him tndrsi-t. Ho
persevered, how ever, for a w lnl--, declar
ing that the people of his di-triet re
pyctcd it, aud that ho was bound to
"Make n speech for Buncombe."
Tin: phrase "According to (iuub-r"
refers to Edmund (liuitcr, a distin
guished English unilliciiiaticiati, who
was born in loHl aud died in lti2t. Ho
is known as tho inventor of tho chain
commonly used by surveyor for meas
uring laud, and ot tho Hat wooden inlo
inarkud with scales on equal pat Is of
sines, chords, etc., and also with loga
rithms of these various parts, which is
tiucd to solve piobleius in surveying and
navigation mechanically with tlio aid of
dividers alone. Hence in the Use of tlio
phrase, anything is " in-cording to Gun
tor" which is done quit right and ad
mits of uo improvciiici't.
A Lonpon paper once printed the lob
lowing iu regard to tho "origin of Ihn
custom of making fools on tho 1st of
April:" "This is said to have begun
from the mistake of Noah iu sending tho
dove out ot the ark before tho water had
abated, on the first day of the nmutli
muting the Hebrews winch answers to
the 1st of April; aad to peipctiiata tho
memory of this deliverance it was
thought proper, w hoever forgot, so re
markable a circumstance, to pnu.sii
them by sending them upon some sleeve
less errand similar to that ineffectual
Message upon which tho bird was sent
by the patriarch. The custom appears
to be of great antiquity, and to havo
been derived by thu Koiuniis from some
of the Eastern nations.
Now that it is tho fashion to dispeiuo
with carpets and tho use of rugs Miht.fi.
tilted, the following hoine-mudo ones
might bo found useful in a small bis:
chamber, instead of the IVrsiail and
other expensive bought kinds. Of
course the floor should be painted, oiled,
or have a malting. For u room that is
used simply to sleep in, nothing can bo
nicer, us tin y can be taken up and
shaken without any trouble, and one,
can breatho without feeling that they
are inhaling dust from carpets ut every
Very handsome vugs enn Vie made of
burlap canvas at small cost. Tho piece
of ciuivas must bo fastened to n stout
frame of l ho desired size for the rug, and
then narrow strips of red, green and
gray flannel can lie " drawn in, in any
pattern desired. Tho border should bo
of solid color gray is thu prettiest, aud
is a neat finish. Loops must bo left ou
tho surface and the whole carefully
trimmed off when the pattern is com-
pllfmio wishes to have a more exp'
rur and pwelnwe the matorml, imk
fmvelitiK will be found enpah le .of
ish toweling
rieeesoi oioiu or
Velvet can be cut into leaves from ore-
.1,1,-be.l on. It is not best to
. ......oiiintiillflll.
cut each lcnf separately, for the effect is
...ii.. if a larao cluster is hud on, nnd
veins made in tho leaves ot bright, heavy
A cheap, common table cover ingen
ious lingers cau make by taking gray
cnuton thuniol and cutting the clotli
largo enough to cover tho tamo ami
. . .1 'IM.iiti uriUMirrt
101U1 W UOCJJ umirij. 1
BOino red velveteen or canton Annuel,
and cut out tho loaves of a rose or omer
flower, place them m Blmpe arounu tuo
edge aud overcast the edges with Bilk.
Tho stein or loiiago may ue cm oi oui"
green velveteen similarly treated, and
then Uio veins and hearts may be worked
";tli light-brown crewels.
A LAD in Goorfiio was arrested as
susjwotod murderer, and to ffl
gidlows established an alihi hy ro
Suciug the watoh which be had stolen at
a certfon time and placa Tht broiight
bim in unpleasant proximity to the
penitent iiu-y; and to design th.it issue ...
proved that he had csoaped from the
fuuotio asylum, and WtU re(urud to Uu
old quarter .., ..,
I prosecute.

xml | txt