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tV, under I -'nnV llx.l. Ilink Hreel,
" ll7ot mid lue Makers.
Cbxrle. Yen.er. fl.rfu 7';"'" , lt& nan,(
street', atM, dealer in tlmtcfioncry.
Cllnlcn llr.lney, 01 Leeon's bui0. Hark l"
"a onto primpUizilUd-wnrk warranted.
Dsnaman Kubn., oppolt. Olert'. store, llsuk
street. ardaiftnmitit filled.
Hry Goods ami Groceries.
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Bank tt. ililrnneipg niirtttd. . .
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Contullation in Knglitl, una Gtrman. ,
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Wabli&mrnt. All "rdcrl promptly fitted.
J v.l.lnir.r X Son, Biuk tt, dealtrtin 1'lour and
'tied, Glycerin, tiuill and YtgcUMtt.
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ATIOKNJiV'AND COUNBBIXOR KX LAW,
J)ii Bntrt, I.IU10OT0X, PA.
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cidvul, 'inait). Ha l coukuIiuU In '?"''
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Office l'n Ills fctoifj oipnsllc tlie Eimlfi
Holel. Collutioiis'iind Drawlni: up of
Derds proiuptjy lyttui" ,0;
ATTflllNEY AT LAW.
OFFlCBi Orounl Kb orin tbeuaw ddl Imioftbe
t,..... M.. i. i luink. I'll, limine"
tr.niuflM In li.i!llU ai.dOerraan. ColleilluU
jirKinnly mads and Cvi.ie)Mulng fieaily done.
Jll). O. UIMMICK,
rnsTiitrT!ATTOimr.v'. ATTOUNKY at i.W
Olllce. on BHiunViT. i'rH door below Anu tlmii
IloleUtlauillCbuuk.l'vUlia. UWleillona Jirolnpt
lymade. ' Ntr..
J III IIMM1CK,
Eait iVel.aport. Pa.
N DSale. of'nerjr'aVcilptlon attended tn al
rrahOlialile cliargLK ILs ralrouagi. oi me puuue
la rep"'f"'ly t-olbl'rd. , Jau.il, '71.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MAUOU CHUNK, PA,
Cct 18, 1873. .
rjriien you go' to Welaaiiort,
Don't fall to call lu ar.d tea
W, Jj. SMITH,
Hb keeps everything nice.
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENT
The following Companies are Represented!
Lebanon Mutual Fire,
Heading Mutual Fire,
Lehigh Fire, and the
Travelers' Accident insurance,
Also Pennsylvania and Mutual llorso
Thief ' Detective and Insurance Com
pany. , Match 2D, 1873.
Floral Guide for 1874.
200 Page ; 500 Engravings and Colored
I'late. 1'uDlblica quarterly, ai a cis,
a Yeah First No. tor 1874 Just Issued
A'Uerman edition at same pi ice.
Address JAMES V1C1C,
nov. 50. ltochester, N. Y.
J BOYD UEKttl,
Arohiteot and Superintendent,
No. 142 N. 7tu'Strect, Allentown. Pa
furnislics Piausi Specifications andEhtl
TOlc for Iublic and Private buildings.
6taim; iBalUi ttc., Conducted and
rvi-Up by the roost approved uieiUod,
mui at ibert notice.. PMronu Is rest
I'sslfjglAt soliuted, osd tatibfactloo
nuu-at.f4. epr. U6-yJ
Fast Time and Sure Connections !
Five F.xpress Trains IJnlly from
Ilnrrlsimre lo the Weat.
Piillmnn ralnw Cars tlirougli from Tlnr
burg to Clilcngo, Cincinnati, Louis
ville and St. LuuU.
The number of mile, operated and controlled by
thl. Company enable It to run car. through with
fewer change, than by any other line.
Passengers will find tills, In all respects,
The Safest, Qulchcst & most
BAGGAGE CHECKED THROUGH
Cr For Kates. Tickets anil nil In-
fnrinntlnn. nniilvatall Principal OITlces
on Line of Leliliili Valley and Leliluli
H Su-queliaium Kaiiroaus. aim at, r.
K. It. Depot, llarrlsburg, Pa.
n. M. nnYD. General rnuenirer Aicent.
J. N. AllllKY, Eaalern TmTellliK Agent,
March , 1873'
QUI Chestnut St, I'bilad'a.
jqOUTII l'ISNNA. IIAILIIOAU,
ra.sensers for Philadelphia will leare Lehlgbton
WiSl x. in , tI L. v.; arrlre at I'hlla at
7 3J.ni.Tll8. "
T39a.tn.xllL.iV. " "
11.07 . in. x Is L. b. " "
llJUn. unla L. V. " "
p,m.Tla I..A S. " '
447p.ui.laL.A8. " "
4.14 p. ui.vla. L. V. " "
TJiP.m.xbiL.V. " "
lti.turiilntr. leaTe Uenot at Berk, and American
Atrreta. I'hlla, at T.lu, t'M aud 0.15 a. m.; 2.10
30, aud 6 15 p. in.
Fare lrclu l.enlgu.on lo run.ia.ipui.. c.oi.
l'e'.i. 1, 1874. MILLS (,'LAltK, Agent
O Ll.llinil 4 SUSQUEHANNA PIVI810X.
8M a.m 0 "
11.10 a.oi. 20 "
11 10 p.m. lul
I IS p.ui. 200
2.15 p.in. TO"
5.33 p.ni. CJO "
8 20.iu. U00 "
8.20 p. U-. SO.U)') "
Commenolus Uc.a13, IS73.
ho. 1. No. No.S. No. T.
Jnre a.m. a. !. a.m. v. m.
(Ireen U!J;c, 7.30 10 25 1.25
S-iaotJi 7.33 1030. 1.10
I'lllbloii t.l 10.57 4-M
Wilke.llaire 8.30 11.25 2.20
hlte Ua,n ViM 3.40
1'enu lla'u June 10.37 1 33 4.19
Mauch Chunk 7.30" 11.00 JjfjlJ 4.40
Calasauiiuil 815 11 iS 3.17 6J9
AIMltowii M3 12.0(1 3.25 5 17
U.lblhcln 0OU U17 3J7 f,O0
rrieclJiston 9.27 1213 4.03 0.25
No. 10. No.l. No. 0. No.14.
Lc'tvt a.m. a.m. r.M. r M.
fasten hSO 11.60 3.55 7.15
Bethlehem 8R5 1213 42T 7 45
Allentcw 0.10 12.23 4-17 7 57
Catasauqui 0,.4 ViSl 4 45 8.06
Mauch Chunk.'.... l'25 Jjj 0.10
I'clin lie, euJ'u. 1045 2-02 U'JJ ....
Uhllllaei 11.23 2 40 7 08
Wllkebllnrie 1240 4.00 8J0 ....
I'ltUtou l.O-l 4 20 855
Scrantou 1.30 4 65 9 25
Jrr. Oleeultldgo 1.35 5.00 0JO
A'etoucAonlwff rJtlcv W. Down trains Noa 3
5 and T, and Up trains Nos. 10 aud 4 connect at
iVurlA VVnn'u It. It Down train. .N of. 1,3, 6
7 connect at Uelhlebcin'nr Philadelphia. Up trains
.Nob. 10 A 4 connect atlirlulebem lor I'lilUdelpllla,
lleturulng leato I'hilail.lphla at 7.10 a. in. fr t)a.
ton, Jlauch Chunk, llatb, Wilkes llarre. Tamaiu,
rrauton, Sharon, Ac,', at 0.45 a. ui. for Kastnn,
XlauiU ctiultK, lamaqna, it iuiams4iri, tiutes
ll.irro and 8cmntou; at 2 10 p. ui. fur grrantou,
Wilkes Harm aud liiteruiedlxlo station.; at 330 p.
m.tor ll.lli aud tistou ; at 5.15 p. ui. ftrMauch
Tamuqua Hrancli.Jp Iraln. Noa, 10 A 4, and
Dowu tr.ln. Nos. 3. 5 A 7couuectatMautbCbUbk
to aud from Tauiaiua.
LrMgU di Lackawanna I!. It. Dowu trains Xo.,
1 A 7, and Up trnlna Ncs. 10 A C nllect at llolb
leheui fur Bath aud Ch.pumn Quarrlv.. Keiurn
lug leaia Cliapuau'r at 7.40 a. in. aud 2.16 p. m.
. ttilfiul A-ui'lrixiuV,Vu!.eriru All tralusmake
clohe connection at ba.ton with traiuaou Central
JUMdere-JMUwure It. WDown trains lies. 3
I 6, aud Up tiaina Aoa. 4 A 14 tonuect at Phillips
burg with Bel.-liel. It. It. to aud from Trenton,
Philadelphia aud BoUldere
rhdaddiJtl it Heading Jtailroa&.1h Depots
of the La.l I'eun It. It. aud the L. A 8, DlvUiou
are connected by Btreet Cars.
II. I'. UALUIV1N, Gtn. lininger Agent.
Feb. 7, IMl.
E. H. SNYD ER
DBA LEU IK
Dry Goods, Notions,
Glassware, Hardware, Sec.
May 31, 1873,
1TMio uiiderslgneil rcNpecl-
fully nnuounces that ho is better
prepared than ever to Buy and Sell
Call nml SUccp Skins,
T illow uud
at lils Old Stapd, nearly opposite tlie
po.t olllce, liauk Street, lelnglitoii.
t3T Tlio highest cull pricos paid for
IJUes aud Skins'.
nov.-AL' C. E GREEN'jalWALD.
rHTIIE FIRST GREAT SALT LAKE
Gift Concert, nuthorl.ed liy and
under the immediate supervUlon of tlio
city niillinrltlea of Corlnne City, for the
uciieiit and In aid of the
Public Free School,
The Only Free School in Utah Terr'y.
TnusTKia of rrjnuc FniiK cnooi.,
Capt. 8. Howe, J, S. Gerrlah aud
Dlstrlbulctl to the Ticket Holders
Grand Gift Concert.
TO BE HELP AT THE
Opera House.City of Corinne,
niurcb 3lsl, 1871.
Depository, liniik of Corlnne.
500,000 "TICKETS !
PRICE Sl.OO EACII.
OR SIX FOR FIVE DOLLARS.
$226,500 IN GIFTS,
AS FOLLOWS I
1 OiandCaah " ' . .
$t IKK) each
52,0 J 1 Cash (lift., amnuntlug to
OXE CHANCE IN EVERY NINE I
The distribution will be In public,
and will be made under the same form
and legulations as the Snn Francisco
and Louisville Library Gift Concerts,
under the supei vision of a comiiiitleuof
prominent citizens selected by the ticket
Refi-rence as to tlio integrity of tills
enterprise mid of the management is
made to the following well kiiowu citi
zens! S.im. L. Tlbbals, A. Toponce, J.
Malsh. J. II. tiefljli Members of
Judge T. J. Black, Iss't U. S. ls
scsMir; Mulsli & Uieeuwald, proprie
tors Metropolitan Hotel; Fugene .Moore,
City .Marshal; W. W. Hull. Architect;
J. Kohoe, Constable; J. Kupter, Jew
eler; Ca.pt. S. Howe, Contractor; O. U.
lticliinoiul & Co., Cou'iiuisslon Mer
chants; M. E. Campbell, proprietor
Centrx! Hotel; Singleton & Creatli, pro-'
urietors Pacllle Stables; S. P. Illtcli,
Merohant, Sandy, Utah; J.. G. Garrl
bon, Helena, Montana.
W'o wilt also aid ounce that each aud
every person buying a ticket can atnny
and all limes examine our hooks ami all
business transactions connected witli
the enterprise; audits the drawing of
piizes will b placed in the hands of
honest and dUiuterested men, it will In
sure a lair and impartial distribution
tiood ltespunslble Agents Wauled
Liberal Commlasloii Alloxx'ed.
t2T Money Hhould bo rent by Ex
press or by diaft on any solvent bank,
by Postoftlco Money Order, or Regis
tered Letter, at our risk. For particu
E. W. MORGAN, Manager,
Lock Dux 158, Corlnne, Utah.
Livery & Sale Stables,
DANK KTEEET. LKI1IG1ITO.V, Pa.
I always keep on hand the best hor
ses aud finest carriages, to be let at
livery at the lowest prices. Conveyances
can be had of me at the shortest possi
ble notlc;', at any hour. I would call
the attention of the public to my speci
al facilities for supplying single ordou
bio teams fur funerals, Ac'
bcv. 2. ls73. DAVID EnBEHT.
rjpo Builders &. Contractors.
METALLIC PAINT COisTANY
win now recsles proposals to erect
A STONE MILL,
40x60 feet,3 slory and attic, near Bnwmau'a 8ta
tiou, cu the I., AS. Itoad. 8P'rato bids to Im
tuade lor carpeltler and Dlttuu work. Poutldstloa
uo completed, tor pUns, specifications, or par
tlcuUrs, call on or tddrew
A. a I'RIN'Cf,
Lusu-a ubiuCsi'sjUKi co, ra
EVERY DAY WANTS,
In Every Dcpartmentof Human Effort.
H Is prlntid on Urong. heavy paper,
fioin new electrotype plates, In one
volume of 530 royal octavo, double
column pages, alphabetically arranged
in divisions nml Miti-divMons
It Is Issued In twodlffeient Rtvles of
binding Knulisli cloth, aIIIi gold back
t-tatnp. SI; leather, sprinkled edges,
ribbed back (library style), 4.7r.
Ask Hid lirst book c.invasser you
meet to show you a copy, when without
doubt you will puiclir.sti it. If you de
sire a copy and iiiiinot find u book
agent who lias It, a copy will be, mailed
on receipt of the pi Ice by the publisher.
It will be listless t ask for It in n book
store, as It Is told only through can
vassing agents, and it will never bo on
sale In book stores If the publishers can
No tiade, profession or occupation
but what Is represented therein. Tlio
Housewife will find aids ami sugges
tions therein Innumerable. Tlio Car
penter, the Uullder, the Blacksmith,
will find material aid each in their re
spective depaitmeuts. The young lady
will lit ixl innumerable aids to pass her
time not only pleasantly but piutilablv.
The Fanner and Stock-raiser will there
reap sueh valuable hints as cannot be
found outside a small iigiiculturat libra
ry. 'I he Dress-maker, Dyer and Clear
sturdier will find there just what they
want to know to make tliemselves per
fect in their different specialties. Tlio
Trapper can find in no other book or
books the secrets contained in You
man's. The sick can turn up thtreln
to the particular di-ease with which
they tire tumbled, &nd learn the latest
le.nedies with methods lor liomf. treat
ment. Hut Itlsiuipossibletoentiiuerato
every particular branch of every em
ployment that Youumn's Dictionary
does not advance new and valuable In
formation thereon. S. T. LEOPOLD,
Agent lor Lehighton, Welssport, and
Fiauklln township. Jan. 31, 1874.
in: MANHATTAN Spilns
IU:i) anil Combination
P. J. K1STLER. POSTMASTER
OF WEISSPORT, Iihs been nppolnted
Agent for LehlgHon, Welssport and
vicinity to give our citizens s chance to
see uml test the merits of the nrmniu'-
liientofspiliiga. He is wllllrig to put
ineiu on trial lor any person lor one
week-, nun u uiey ,io not paove supp
lier to me woven W re Mattress. Put
nam, Yankee, Norfolk, Wright, Spring
field, Howe, Tucker, Eun ka, .lAinrue,
impel mi, unueu states. Walker, Con
nectlcut. Eagle, Salum or anv of the
ouo thousand and one Spring lieds that
nave oeeu put upon tlie market, you
ore not asked to buy It. Tlio above
named beds liavo been discarded to
maku room for the Improved It has
no hiding plaeu for bugs, has no slats
on top ol tl.e springs, but heavy dbok
canvas, hooking at the baeu of Ihu
spring, thai may be taken oil aud tlio
suits removed (fur cleaniii'i or olher
wise,) by anybi dy in five minutes and
replaced at pleasure. The springs may
be cliaiiged to other pottious of the bed
with very little tiouble. The springs
ate wairauled to keep p'ace and last
longci ihan any other in use. For In
valids It cannot be surpassed. He fits
llieni to any bedstead urdilferent weiuht
of persons, I ho largest number under
tlie Heaviest part ut tlie body, aud with
" light covrilng of husks, cotton, straw
ued. or hair nmttres-, they adapt them
selves nompletely to tlio body. The
ladies sliou.d call and see the arrange
uieut of springs for the ciadle, and not
have to use feathers In warm weather.
They are butter than soothing syrup or
cordials for the little ones. The springs
are made from the very best cast steel
from tliu celebrated Shcllield wokrs of
England. Come one and all and sco
them. These beds huvo been fully es
tablished lu twelve different States.
The Furniture men are especially In
vited to cull and examine those beds.
Ik-ds put upon trial and no one asked
to purchase until alter a fair tilal.
P. J. KISTLER
nov 8 73-tf Agent, Welssport.
u I f S
3 r.O l
M o,o o f " v
OiilyTxro Dollars aud a Half a Year
TO-DAY PRINTING & PUBLISHIKB CQ,,
793 Sissov St, Foiusxugu.
71: Droa4way,y. V. 1 tkbaol 8:., Cosion
rj,lS VllT.S. lUdtera tt,CUlo.
Bill Myers' Mare.
A STORY WITH A MORAL.
BY PRESIDENT TUTTLE, OF WA11A8II
COLLEGE, IN "EVAKQEL1ST."
There la a tlasx of men who ride on
every train at the West, of their own
sort, enterprising, and Jolly, and free In
speech and manner. Among them
are Rome of the smartest fellows, and
for tlieni I predict fortune. They en
counter peculiar dangers from their
roving kind of life, and not tlio smallest
of these la from tippling. It Is very
easy to Imagine that the water is bad,
or to feel "damp," or exposed to some
disease, or that one Is very tired, and
that a little whiskey will be good. I
notice also that many young man
"make n mock" of my feare. They
are merry as crickets as they tell their
drinking exploits. Many of thuni cany
a well-filled flask. And thus they get
very familiar with that which has des
Two of these tt.cn met In our car.
They were merry, andat last they went
back to the water-tank to get water to
mix with something else which they
drank. And when they returned to
their stat, either because I looked Ilka?
one of their sort as I trust I do not
or because they noticed my Interest in
their movements, one of them asked
mo "If I would not lake a little? It Is
real good; tlio genuine article!"
I thanked the young man for his
offer, although my sense of duty strug
gled with my politeness, and I felt that
I ought rather to say "Get thee behind
me, Satan!" But still I thanked him,
and added "Let me pay you by telling
Now a story lu a tedious rido on n
l abroad, even if it be In one of thn
elegant Pan Handle's, la always wel
come, and so they all listened as I
'Tlie fact is, gentleman," I said,
"whilst thankful for your offer, I am
afraid to accept it."
"Well, I am not afraid," said the
young man, as If a little hurt.
"I was not speaking of you, but of
myself, I replied. "The fact Is, I om
afiald. Hut I was to tell you a story,
not an original one, but one, In which
that wonderful man, Father Hunt the
temperance lecturer, was nn actor.
"You may not know that on that sub
ject it was not always wise for an op
poer to attack him. He was sure to be
a littlo singed in the conflict.
"One day Mr. Hunt was making a
hard assault on rum drinking in a
neighborhood where a Dutch distiller
named "Illlly Myers' was a sort of
king. This man wai present and con
tinually Interrupting tlio speaker by
sajlug In a loud voice "Mr. Hunt,
money makes the mare gol" .At first
It raised a laugh, which Mr. Hunt took
In good nature. 'At last he stopped
for a personal colloquy with, his tor
mentor, and said, 'Look here, Mr.
Mjeri, you say money makes the mare
go, and you mean that I lecture on tem
perance for money, don't you?' 'Yes,
that Is what I mean, Mr. Hunt.' Well,
Mr. Myers, you carry on a distillery,
ani you do It for money, don't you ?'
Tj be sure I do, Mr. Hunt; money
makes the mare go!' 'Aim so Mr,
Meyers, you say I have a maro, and
you have n mate also; suppose we trot
them out together aud see how they
"Tlio meeting was in grore, and tlio
slnirp lecturer knew a thing or two, and
so the old distiller found out, fur Mr
Hunt pointed to a young fellow who
was quite drunk, aud was steadying
himself by a tree, and said, ' Mr. Myers,
who is that young fellow'." The distil
ler started as If stung, ns lie answered,
'That is my ton.' 'Your son, is he, Mr.
Myers? I guoss lie has been riding
your tuaro and got throwd, hasn't he?'
"'And who is that young fellow bit
ting so drunk ou that log out there?'
asked tho lecturer, pointing to a second
"The distiller uttered an exclamation
of real pain, as he said, 'That is my son,
toot' 'He Is, Is lit?' said, 'Mr. Hunt,
'I guess he has been riding your mare
nUo, and sho has kicked up and thrown
him over her head, hasn't she? Your
mare must be a vicious, dangerous
brute, isn't she, Mr. Myers?'"
'.The distiller cuuld not bland it any
longer, but bald, 'Look here, Mr. Hunt,
I wou't cay another woid If you villi let
"And there Is ray story about Mr.
Dill Myers and his mare. It may not
teem w you, youug inert, w nave (ouch
pouit, tut the fact l 1'baye noticed
'Bi -Myers' Maro' a great manv times.
and I have seen a great many men as
tearless as yon attempt to rido tho vici
ous creature, and I have seen a great
many of them thrown, and their necks
broken. It may seem cowardly, but I
am afraid to ildu her, and I most earn
estly advUe you to net off whilst your
neck h whole, for I feel sure sho will
some day throw you. and perhapx kill
you. I beg jou not to ride 11111 -Ifyers'
Such was my story. It was not very
iltllcate In Its IllUnitlun, but Is n man
Ut stickle for I'iecne.ss of words when
ho sees n lino young fellow lkllng down
to perdition on such a jade? .
My btory lilt the mark, nnd tlio young
man to whom it was addressed was
quite "cut down,'' and to "ease up the?
matter," I asked him his business and
found lie was agent for a glove manu
factory, nnd foi Hi with lie opened his
satchel and prcsVnted mo a pair of
gloves, as he said: "As a slgn that my
honest dealing was appreciated."
Of course, I accepted them witli
thanks, but added as parting admoni
tion, "My young friend, tukethe. iidvl'.-u
of it ctsii.il acquaintance whoe chief
business is with young ni'iii, nnd dis
mount us quick its possible from Bill
A friend was In t.lio City of.U , and'
a near relative, who was a merchant,
nvited hlin to dine with lilm nt a rest
aurant. While waiting for their order
to bn filled, our, friend's relative man
ifested so much agitation nnd distress,
as to lend to an inquiry Into tlio reason
of It, whereupon his relative burst Ihto
I fear," said ho after, becoming
self-possessed, "that Authur is utterly
ruined. He lias a perfect passioit for
I run surprised," answered our
friend, "you will remember what I
"Yes; and you are jight, nnd I was
wrong. But it la too lato now."
This wealthy merchant was wont to
play cards with ills children ln-tho par
lor. Beginning with them when- qulto
young, ho and his wife had spent many
of tl.c long evenings In playing cards.
Our friend had been tlieroand seen it,
nnd had condemned the practice.
Again and again he had warned tho
Indulgent parents againsi nurturing a
lovo tor card-playing In their sons,
that might prove a snare, by and by,
In tho placo of vicious resort. The
parents only replied:
"Just the way to keep .them out of
such places. Provide them with am
usements at home; aud they will not go
nbroad for them. "Your Puritanic no
tion would drive many n boy into
mischief, Just to gratify n desire for In
notent gamei which is not gratified at
But a few years had elapsed, and
Authur was twenty-one years of age,
aud a gambler. The father had satis
fied himself that It was even as a broth
er merchant had told him. While the
father did not belive that hU son was a
guest at public gaming boards, this
merchant assured him that It ,vas even
so. Scarcely believing tliaflt was. pos
sible, he. resolved lo ascertain; he had
observed that Ids son left lilsdesk, whero
he kept tho books of the store, about
such a tjme each day, and was abcnt
null our' or moie. He recalled, also,
that ho had scat cely been at homo an
evening of late, mid frequently was
out until aften midnight. An apple
girl came Into his office Just before the
hour at which he had observed his sou
to leave the store, and he called her
attention to the young man at the desk.
"If yon will go upon the opposite
sldo of tlie street, ' eaid he, "and watch
that young man when ho leaves tho
store, and tell me where he goes, I will
give you a half dollar,"
In less than an hour the girl return
ed to assure tho merchant that she
could "show lit in where the gentleman
was." The father, trembling with em
otlon, followed her to a street near by
noted for its gambling hells, and going
directly lo a suspicious tenement, and
pointing up tli j stairs, bhe said, "he
went up there."
The father rushed up tho stairway
and, opening tlio door at the head of It,
what a spectacle appalled his bight
There faf his son v.ltii u group of pro
fessloual gamblers, fascinated with the
game for money, as a few years before
lw had been fuscicated by It lu tho par
lor for pleasure. The father saw tho
connection between the places aud the
sports, as if the laud or the recording
augle had drawn It. He was well nlgli
overcome. Tlie great ml, take of his
life Hashed upon his view to oppress ami
torment l.iin. An "innocent pleasure"
had growu Into a hideous crime. What
ho did for the enjoyment of his con had
ruined him for over.
He related all tbe foregoing circum
stances to our friend, booking neither tc
Justify himself nor "innocent jiM.
eyres," but confessing Ids error, a Ld
owning that games which are viclouifla
Places of public resort cauuot be vrbuitv
Iqupoeut In tho parlor. American. AW