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LANCASTER, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1869.
NOTHING MJT LEAVES.
Nothing but leaves. The spirit grieves
Over a wasted life;
Bin committed while conscience slept,
Promises made and never kept ;
Hatred, battles and strife—
Nothing but leaves.
Nothing but leaves ; no gathering sheaves
Of life's fair ripened grain
Words ; idle words, for earnest deeds ;
We sow our seeds—lo tares and weeds
We reap for toil and pain—
Nothing but leaves.
Nothing but leaves ; memory weaves
No veil to screen the past ;
As we retrace our weary way,
Counting each lost andlnisspent day,
We sadly find at last
Nothing but leaves.
And shall we meet our Father so,
Bearing our withered leaves?
The Saviour looks for perfect fruit—
We stand before Rim, hniebled, mate,
Writing the words Re breathes—
Nothing but leaves.
LOAF, THE BOOTBLAGE•
"Shine 'em up?—On'y five cents!"
This was Loaf, the bootblack.
He was nicknamed "Loaf" by his friends
because he was the hardest working,
toughest little bootblack known to the
fraternity, The " On'y five cents I" was
a call fbr trade, and not by any means in
tended to be ken in a literal sense ; and
most of Loaf's customers saw it in that
light, especially when aided by that mira
culous polish which the boy invariably
brought to the surface of the most dis
heartening clodhoppers; and few ever re
fused the "termer," or asked change.
Loaf's legitimate appellation was Clem
(short for Clement) Brown.
His mother was an American woman,
whose husband had gone the way of many
other good Americans in the national
pride of country, as exemplified by his
fondness for the national beverage, Bour
The senior Brown, who had been a
handsome, meritorious and successful
barkeeper, had discovered Annie Carter,
the daughter of a wealthy man in a re
tired country village, Malden by name,
and in the g uise of a " young man about
town"—" town" being supposed to repre
sent the metropolitan city of New York—
had wooed and won that rustic maiden,
with the hope of setting up a bar and bil
liard room, and bowling-alley himself, as
near to Broadway as might be, on the el
der Carters money.
But unhappily for the dreams of future
bliss, the elder Carter, having discovered
the character of the youthful Brown's
calling, and thereupon refused his con
sent to the match, had, on discovering
that the matrimonial plan had been com
pleted, presented his daughter with twen
ty-five dollars, and the repetition of an
ancient proverb referring to the chamber
maid's art, and beginning, "as you make
your bed"—had thereupon announced his
intention of having nothing further to do
with the happy pair; and, contrary to
the usual custom in light literature,
had steadily held to his promise.
The disappointed dram-distributor,
taking these unexpected alterations in his
programme to heart, had devoted himself
too earnestly to his profession, and had
eventually died, leaving behind him a wi
dow, too proud to return to her father
who had cut her off, the son above men
tioned, and two more youthful Browns,
who have no special position in this Wa
As Mrs. Brown was, unfortunately, not
in the enjoyment of robust health, she
was able to do but little towards the sup
port of her family, and that little she did
with her needle—a laborious, but not re
markably lucrative employment. Conse
quently it fell to happen (as the French
say) that the chief income of this branch
of the Brown family was derived from
the daily labor of the aforesaid Loaf, or
Clem Brown, a youth of about twelve
years of age.
Now Loaf, besides the education he had
obtained from the university of the streets,
had also derived some benefit from his
attendance for a few years at the public
schools; and being a sharp boy and
quick to learn, was not by any means as
ignorant as might be supposed. Evening
school had in winter received some of his
attention, and be could " read, write and
cipher," knew a little about geography
and hstory, and a good deal about other
things that boys of his age might per
haps be better off without knowing. He
was, however, not a bad boy, either natur
ally or by association ; he possessed a very
American independent spirit ; and was,
after all, a type of a species that exists in
our large cities to a more general extent
than is usually imagined.
His independent spirit had kept him
out of the " Bootblacks' Union," with all
its attendant benefits ; yet, though he in
sisted on " going it alone," he was quite
a favorite with that guild of young profes
sionals, since he never interfered with
their " beats " was
natured, anda capital hand at the na
tional game," when business was slack—
Hisrportrait, if painted by Eastman
Johnson, would probably look something
like this : A corner of a street (say
Broadway and Eighth Street ;) time about
seven o'clock of a snowy evening in De
cember ; leaning against a railing, a stout
stunted boy in woollen jacket and pants
(patched) ; thick shoes with the toes
kicked out ; a greasy cap on one side of a
curly head, with a broken visor hang
ing over a round, blue-eyed, freckled face.
Hands in pockets ; ono leg drawn up,
from cold; and by his side the little box
and foot-rest, insignia of his trade. The
snow showering down in feathery light
ness all over him ; carriages and omni
busses driving briskly up and down;
lights shining brilliantly in the shop
windows, and wayfarersltramping hurried
ly up and down—the latter part would be
the part of the picture not shown, but
experienced on the evening concerning
which we have to relate. This picture cab
inet-size, by Eastman Johnson, as afore
said, would attract attention at the Aca
demy of Design; the original attracted
none from the passer-by.
Until half an hoer later in the even
ing, a handsome coupe drove rapidly up
to the curbstone, and just as the melan
choly sound of "Shine 'em up ? on'y five
cents I" died away in the snow-storm for
perhaps the hundred and fiftieth time that
evening, the door of the carriage was
opened, and a light-colored kid-glove beck
oned to the boy. The owner of the light
colored kid glove placed his foot on the
footrest just inside of the coupe, and Loaf
promedW to "shine 'em up," according
The boot was a small and very ele
gant specimen of an article, and the wea
rer was a young man, fashinably dressed,
embellished with a heavy black moustache,
and wearing a black soft hat. As the
boy proceeded with his task, in his most
masterly manner, the young men kept
his eye upon him, and seemed to be turn
ing some idea over in his brain. As he
changed the polished boot over for the
other, in answer to the tap of the sole
customary with the fraternity, the boy
looked up, d, and; observed that he was
being looked at, and also that the eyes
performing that mission were
, v it tr i f black
and brilliant; then he commen opera
tions with the second hoot. she con
cluded his work, put up his brushes in a
methodical manner, and rose, the young
man said to him, " Boy, would you like
to earn a half a dollar V'
The boy signified that he had no objec
tion to earning any number of half
"Can you read writing PI)
The boy could read writing.
Take this note to where it is directed,
and wait for an answer! Come back
here and meet me in half an hour. Go I"
The boy took the note, slung the box
over his shoulder, gave a glance at the
superscription by the gas-light, and star
ted on a run. The carriage-door was
closed and the carriage rapidly driven up
Mrs. Brown lived on the third-floor of a
tenement-house in a little court, leading
out of University Place ; and as the su
perscription of the note lead Loaf in that
direction, he took the opportunity to leave
his box with his mother, as he knew the
half hour would give him ample time to
do the errand and return. Now the room
next to Mrs. Brown's was occupied, for the
time being, and for special reasons, by
one of the shrewdest and most successful
members of the New York corps of de
tectives. It may be remarked here that
one of the special reasons that influenced
this miuion of the law, for he was well
to-do, and owned a use, was nothing
more nor less than a hankering after the
widow Brown herself, for she was a young
woman, comely withal, and the detec
tive was a good-looking bachelor of forty,
with, if reportepoke truly, no objection to
exercising his vocation in discovering a
suitable helpmate. So it happened that
when Loaf entered his mother's room, he
found, as he frequently found before, itr.
Garth, the detective, cozily seated by
the widow's cooking-stove, enjoying at
once the pleasing warmth of that use
ful culinary utensil and the not less pleas
ing, though perhaps less warm, conver
sation of Mrs. Brown.
Loaf dashed in in a hurry, threw his
box in a corner, shouted ."I've got a job,
mother 1" and was rushing out again
without further words, when the note,
which he had placed in his jacket pocket,
accidently fell on the floor and was picked
up by Mr. Garth ? who ? following his na
tural and professional impulse, read the
superscription. " Hullo, Lmf!" said he,
starting up energetically ; "where did you
get this ?"
His manner excited so much surprise,
and his tone was so decided, that, time
being short, Loaf answered him at once,
in the place of " running" him a little,
as he otherwise would have done. " A.
gentleman gave it to me for him, and I
am to meet hire in half an hour."
" Where ?"
"Corner of Eighth street and Broad
" Mrs. Brow; let me have a little warm
water in a tea cup. Quick, if you please."
Mrs. Brown at once filled a cup from
the tea kettle, and placed it on the table ;
when, what was the surprise of the wi
dow and the son to see Mr. Garth quietly
moisten the adhering side 'of the envel
ope with the warm water, and then as
quietly open the same, extract the note
contained therein, and it carefully
through. Having done this, he rein
closed the note in the envelope, closed the
letter, and holding it before the stove for
a moment to dry, laid it upon the table,
to all appearance the same as before this
curious epistcdary burglary had taken
place. Then he rose, put on his over-coat,
and saying to the astonished Loaf, "Come
along with me," the two went out, leav
ing Mrs. Brown in a highly bewildered
and deranged frame of mind.
As this lady had, however, the most un
questionable confidence in Mr. Garth ;
and moreover, had her own feminine rea
sons fut• not wishing to distrust him in
any particular, she presently sat down
again and tranquilly resumed her sewing.
Mr. Garth hurried down the stairs and
him who shall hare borne the battle, and
'Mow and his orphan, to do all which may
and cherish a just and a lasting peace
wrselres and with alt nations."—d. Z.
out into the court, with Loaf following
closely behind him. Loaf's idea of mum
and taunt were more rigid than those of
the average bootblack ; but looking upon
Mr. Garth as the authorized personifica
tion of the majesty of law, he tried to re
concile his conflicting ideas, and said
Mr. Garth walked briskly down Uni
versity Place to Tenth street, and down
Tenth street to the police-station there lo
cated, and, desiring Loaf to wait at the
door, entered. Presently he came out
followed by two men in plain clothes, and
the four started rapidly in the direction of
Broadway. Arrived at the corner of
Eighth street, Mr. Garth and his two
friends ensconced themselves in a door
way out of sight, while Loaf under the
direction of his superior officer, placed
himself by a shop-window, having a piece
of paper, with which he had been provi
ded by the detective, in his hand. Pre
sently the elegant coupe rattled up the
curb-stone, and Loaf sprang forward as
the carriage-door opened, apparently to
hand the note to the young man whose
head was leaning out of the carriage ;
by some accident. however, Loaf dropped
the note, and as he was engaged in search
ing for it in the snow, the attention of the
young man in the carriage being closely
directed to his movements, the two com
panions of Mr. Garth stole silently round,
and suddenly pounced upon the gentle
man in the carriage, draggad hint there
from ignominiously, and as he struggled
and remonstrated in a very violent man
ner Mr. Garth himself laid a heavy hand
on his shoulder,whispered something in his
ear, and in less time than it takes to write
the circumstances, that crest-fallen young
gentleman was again seated in his carri
age, with one of the individuals in plain
clothes by his side ; the other individual
in plain clothes had mounted the box by
the side of the driver ; the horses were
turned. down Ei ghth , street ; the small
crowd which had collected dispersed as
wise as they came; and Mr. Garth, with
Loaf, now thoroughly dumfounded, trot
ting along by his side, walked briskly
As they walked on Mr. Garth kindly con
sented to satisfy Loaf's evident, if unspo
ken curiosity, and proceeded to communi
cate with him in the following language :
" Loaf, you've done a big thing to-night.
I Do you know who your friend in the
coupe is ?"
Loaf expressed his entire ignorance of
everything concerning the individual, ex
cept that he had lost half a dollar by
having his errand interfered with. Ile
said this in a very lugubrious tone, but
with a twinkle in his up-turned eyes, for
Loaf was cunning enough to see that he
would nut lose by the turn of events.
Mr. Garth laughed a dry scat of a laugh,
and continued: That chap is the latest
and smartest importation from London,
he is the cutest and most successful burg
lar I ever knew of, and we have been
looking after him for a month, with noth
ing but a bit of writing to identify him.
He writes a mighty queer stick when he
is off his guard, or writing to his pals ;
but he's an accomplished forger, and can
do anything with a pen that that useful
but rather dangerous instrument is capa
ble of. My memory is good, and I knew
his hand the moment I laid my eyes on
the back of the note ; and the note itself
settled his case. It was risky, certain ;
but the game was worth the risk, so I
took it. After all the risk wasn't much,
for I know you and your mother are all
right ; but still, I wouldn't have liked to
open the wrong man's letter."
"What has he been doing ? What
have you got him for?" said Loaf.
"Half a dozen things on suspicion and
one sure thing, which he was fool enough
to write about in that note, Three weeks
ago he went up to a little town in the
northern part of this State—Malden I be
lieve it's called—and broke into the house
of the richest man in the place; robbed
him of about one hundred thousand dol
lars in bonds, bank-notes and plate.—
Carter was the old chap's name—" " Car
ter]', suddenly ejeculated Loaf. " Why,
that's my grandfather's name—mother's
father—and Malden is where he lives ;
I've heard her say so." By this time
they got to the corner of Sixth Avenue.;
and as Loaf said these words Mr. Garth
stopped, caught the boy by his collar, and
turned his kvae so that the light from the
bakery shone ilill upon it. Ile looked upon
him for about a half a minute, and then
gave a very long and very loud whistle,
which caused a policeman passing to turn
round, who, seeing Garth, nodded famili
arly and went his way. Then Mr. Garth
made the following prophetic reniark in
a very sententious manner: "Loaf, if you
are not mistaken, and I guess you're cor
rect, you're a made man." With which
saying they crossed over to West Tenth
Street and together entered the police
Loaf was not mistaken, and when, two
days after, Mr. Carter, who was tel
egraphed for, arrived in New York and
was informed of the circumstances attend
ing the capture of the burglar; when
moreover, he learned that the restoration
of his property, which followed, was ow
ing accidentally to his grandson ; when
also, he discovered—tor he was in utter
ignorance of the lltet that his objectiona
ble son-in-law was no more in this world—
for Mrs. Brown had' been too Iwond to
communicate the melancholy tidings to
her long-ago repentant father, when final
ly, he met that pale but industrious and
hopeful widow, the paternal hen rt warmed
so freely towards her, her two junior off
spring and specially towards the happy
cause of this happy meeting, that the pa
ternal pocket could not do enough to
show his atleetion, gratitude, and gen
eral benevolence. Toward Mr. Garth
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REAL ESTATE advertisements, Ten cents a.
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Si-ALL KINDS cur JOB PRINTING executed
with neatness and despateb.
he was particularly friendly ; and when
he learned that the wiley detective was
becoming weary of his arduous profession
and pined for rest and a country life, and
was made aware also that Mr. Garth was
moderately provided with this worldl
goods, he hesitated not to invite him to
accompany himself, daughter, and grand
children on a. visit to the paternal home
stead at Malden ; and as Mr. Garth ac
cepted the invitation, and was known no
more of the metrOpolis, and as Mrs.
Brown not many months later put off her
mourning apparel and began to spell
her name with a "G," it follows that
this is the end of the story of Loaf, the
bootblack. —Harpe r's Weekly.
I gatiur 4brahasn'o Chips.
TIM New York Tribune is said to have
made $lBO,OOO profit last year.
HORACE GREELEY is said to give away
thrice what he spends for himself. '
LAST year 2,432,0 M bushels of wheat
were exported from Winona, Minnesota.
THE pistols used in the duel between
Burr and Ifamilton are still in existence
at Newburg, New York.
MASSACHUSETTS is said not to have
now a single highway or bridge on which
toll ia charged. All are free.
KOSSUTH has again turned up; this
time as the writer of a letter to the Span
iards, begging them to found a republic.
KTHE President has nominated Albert
H. O'Brien and Allen C. Kelton, of
Pennsylvania, to be second lieutenants in
the Marine Corps.
A DAIRYWOMAN in Indiana ornaments
her rolls of butter by the impreSsion of a
set of false teeth. It looks very pretty,
but doesn't sell well.
THE New York &m says that "there
are smart political managers everywhere,
but those that can beat Simon Cameron.
must be very smart indeed."
LAST Tuesday, in one of the mills at
Chester, two of the pickers became en
gaged in a quarrel, which resulted iu the
fatal stabbing of one of the parties.
DURING the past year the citizens of
Alton, Illinois, have built two hundred
and sixty-five buildins, at an average
cost of 63,000 each, making 6795,000.
THE interest on the funded debt of the
United States, at per cent., is $130,000,-
000 per annum. This is $17,000,000 more'
than the people pay for tobacco and ci
ON Friday evening last, Miss Anna E.
Dickinson delivered her new lecture, en
titled " A Struggle for Life," to an im
mense audience at the Academy of Music,
A LADY living at Shrewsbury, N. J.,
weighing two hundred and seventy pounds,
has had ten children, seven of whom are
living, each of them weighing over two
THE pews in the Plymouth Church
(Mr. Beecher's) were rented at a higher
ficure last week than eve!
rents and premiums amount to an aggre
gate of $52,000.
MR. NORMAN WI AHD states there are
9,000 locomotives, 10,500 steamboats, avid
50,000,000 stationary steam-boilers iu this
country, representing a power of over
three millions of horses, or about seven
teen millions of workmen.
AT an anniversary meeting in Wash
ington on Sunday, of the Methodist Mis
sionary Society of the - United States,
Speaker Colfax was elected a life member,
the audience present subscribing onehun
dred and fifty dollars for ttat purpose.
ROBERT CARMON, of Huntingdon, com
mitted suicide, on Friday last, by shoot
ing himself with a ride. He served in the
army during the war, was distinguished
for good conduct and bravery, and was
badly wounded at the second battle of
SENATOR Molyrox has introduced a
bill granting a pension (the amount left
blank) to the widow of the late President
Lincoln. The ground taken in favor of
the grant is that the late President was
killed during the war, while he was com
mander-in-chief of the army.
A MAN in Indiana, named Dean, hav
ing married one Mattie Nading, got a di
vorce from her,in pursuance of the custom
of the country, and married her younger
sister. Thereupon Mottle shot him, also
according to the custom of the country,
but with absurd obstinacy he failed to die.
THE seizure of diseased chickens con
tinuo in Pittsburg. The authorities there
appear determined to put an end to the
sale of diseased meat. Several of the
hucksters have been arrested twice, with
in the past few days, for the same (Album.
Who knows to what extent the sale of
tainted meat is carried on in this city?
A shoot. house iu Rochdale, England,
was blown down a few weeks ago, duriAg
divine service, and four 'hundred persons
buried in the mina. Many manned to
crawl out without assistance-uud.went to
work with others to rescue the less' fortu
nate. several were more or less injured,
but, what seems almost incredible, not
one of the buried hundreds was killed.
conti'st is in 'priigress in In
diana, r:•speeting• the size of ladies' feet.
A Torre Ilaute paper alleges that the La
fayette belles have feet so large that only
four or five eau skate on a rink at a time.
The Lafayette paper retorts by declaring
that the shoemakers in Terre Haute, when
they make shoes for the bells in that
place, have to erect a sort of a marine
railway in their back yard in order to
IN FATHER ,ABRAHAM.