Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, August 12, 1869, Image 1

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Merchants and others, advertising their businpsk
will bo charged $2 per year. They will be entitled
to column, confined exclusively to their business,
with privilege of quarterly changes.
Advertising in alleases exclusive of subscrip
tion to the paper.
JOB PEP., - TING of every kind. In Plain and Fancy
colors. done with neatness and dispatch. Handbins,
Blanks, Cards, Pamphlets, BMWs, Statements, ko.
every variety and style, printed at the shortest
notice. The ItrreorrrEa OfSee I. well supplied with
Power Presses, a good assortment of new type, and
crcrything In the Printing line can be executed in
the most artistic manner and at the lowest rates.
IL. TAM DIALERS. No. 70 Washington Street. op-
Opera Hone Chicago, 111. Neal Estate par ,
chs,cd and sold. Investments made and money loan-
.P• Pa., agent for the Hubbard Mower, Empire
Drill, Ithaca Wheel Sake, and Broadcast Sower for
walg Plaster and all kinds of Grain. Send for dr
.-dors to B. B. Homarr, Monroeton. Bradford Co.,
June 24,'63-Iy.
The Fubscribera, having purchased of Mr. Barnes
his interest to the Myersburg Mills. will carry on the
'business of Milling, and guarantee all work done by
them to be of the very best quality.
Wheat. Rye and Buckwheat Flour, and Feed. con.
stantly on hand and for sale at the lowest cash price.
Myershurg. Sept. 24.'68. MYER k FROST.
quality Winter Wheat Flour 'f cat., $4 50(05 00
R,•rt quality Rye Flour P cwt 9 60
Corr Meal and Rye and Corn Feed 2 25
A taw margin allowed to dealers.
Custom grinding usually done at once, as the ca..
verity of the mill is sufficient for a large amount of
work. H. H. INGHAM.
camptown. July 12, 11%62.
MYER. FOSTER k CO. will deliver Flour, Feed.
M. al. Graham Flour. or anything else In their line in
any part of the village.
ctudomers will find an Order Book at the store of
I Stevens. Nerenr fr. Co. All orders left in said
. A will to promptly attended to.
for inquiritilt in regard to Grinding, or other bust.
the Mill, entered in saul book, will be answer-
Toianda. June 24. lßdS—tf.
herself to the ladies of Towanda with a very
•io.ce selection of goods. and is entirely confident of
able to meet the justly discriminating taste of
• n, U as may do her the honor of an examination of
~• Thanking her former patrons for their
•r... she solicits a continuance of the same.
kin; done beautifully and on the shortest notice.
I: ' , ma over Cohen is Rosenfield's Main Street.
Totratida, Oct. 5. 1848.
Vahiable Farms , Mill Properties, City and Town
Leta for nalr.
Parties having property for sale will find it to their
ads antage Ity leaving, a deseriptsun of the game, with
terms of sale at thin agency, an parties are eonntantly
roquiring for farms, ko. H. B. MeEE.O:„
Real Estate Agent.
I ItTior over Mason's Bank, Towanda, Pa.
don. 29. I kin'.
opened a Banking Bonne in Towanda. under the
topl , • of ii. F. MASON k CO.
They are prepared to traw Bill. of Exchange, and
snake collections in Neu' York. Philadelphia. and all
of tile United StAItA . S. as also England, Ger
many. and Prance. To loan money. receive deposits.
icel to do a ,zoseral flanking Misfile..
F. Mason wax one of the late Srm of Laporte,
tio4on k ro., of Towanda, Pa., and his knowledge of
th im.mess men of Bradford and adjoining counties
and haring been in the hanking.:,bnsiness for about
teen years. mike this house a deFlPable one through
hieli to make collections. G. F. MASON.
Towanda. Oet.l. IsfA. A. G. MASON.-
11:ive on hand for the Spring trade, the largest a5....-trent
....-trent of
T.. ti.• timid in Una part of the country, which they
'II at the moat reasonable prime, and warrant
all a.trk. MI that doutt need but call and examine.
k wont to the 'Rine Is aoltrient.
tpril 1. Isf9-6m. N. KINNEY & CO.
. ,
li.tail Dealers in Groceries and Provisions, Drugs
and Medicines, Kerosene Oil, Lampe. Chimneys,
Shake. Dye Stuffs, Paints, Oils, Varnish. Yankee No
t.,xus. Tobacco. Cigars and Snuff. Pure Wines and
Liquors. of the beat quality, for medicinal purposes
only. All Goods sold at the yeq• loyest prices. Pre
,,riptions carefully compounded at all hours of the
as) and night. Give us a call.
M , mnn•tnn. Pa., Jane 24. 1869-17.
"la Sur Line " of LIN
r.,, ~1 1.4c1it.t... hailing every week; ••-)
s.allna . -tul Lam , of l'aelet4 from or to London.
twin• a month.
1: :11:ttances to En.:l4nl, and Scotland pay
Al,!, “11 di•ruand.
further particularst. apply to Withamn k Chtton,
2) I &A way. N., York. or
0. F. MASON k CO., Bankers,
Towanda, Pa.
• AND M‘cinsier. Towanda, MINN built
an Lrep.hred. nerines and Itoilca's wit in the beet
te emcr. I mould call the attention of mill owners to
\-..oinbinhig all the el.ments of a that-clams motte_r,
of construction. acoessibllity.mvat strength
pels, developing the greatest amount of power for
r used, easily repaired, running tinder backwater
'cal. no detriment to power except diminution of
requiring no alteration in mill frames or 'M
t.,/ to flume. will run under low head, and made of
any desired rapacity. These wheels will be furnished
at Inn than one-half the cost of any other first-claas
wbeet In market, and warranted to perform all that:
'claimed for them. These wheels will be made for
delivery with or without cases, on short notion, of the
beat Iron in market.
For full particulars address nr enquire of the under
eunn4l. G. K PECK. Towanda. Ps.
P Y.—These wheels can be acen in operation at
N4—Ari, Morton A Wells' MW. Towanda twp. The
are wholly composed of Iron as now made.
Jan. lt. 18419—tf.
ilarum entered into a co-partnership for the loan
f.on of the PHOTOGRAPHIC bosineaa, at the
..ena formerly occupied by WOOD k HARM S°,
apt l n•ap,ctfully call the attention of the pub.
h• to e,eeral ',tyke of Picture* which we make ape
as—Solar Photographs. Plain, Penciled and
(maltypea. Porcelain Pictures. te.. which Ire
.I.oro for clearness and brilliancy of tone and artistic
mew.: be excel/rd. We Invite all to =maw
th.e.. a, well se the more common kindsof Portraits
• a hiLii we make, knowing full well that they srillbear
th , , loaest inspection. ThisOalletyclainis thehigh.
,•••t rrontatioa for good work of any to this section of
..miry. and we are determined by a strict attention
le.ineA. and the superior quality of our work, to
n•q only retain but increase Its very atrial* rqufa.
w.. keup constantly r oci hand the beat Tortetf of
Fratoes • and at lower juices than at w other ratab•
lishruent an town. Also, Paspierantesta Card lorames.
card Easels, Hobnail' Stenstempes,
Views. and everything else of Importanee l =
t. • the biraineja.; . Give no an eart7 ealL
Nil—solar Printing for the trade on the most rm.
trans:D. HARDING,
29 'fit 1. MALLEY.
nnderatgned. baring bused the Coal Yard and
,k at the old Barclay Basin,- and just completed
a tao4o Coal-home and Me upon the premises. are
prepared to furnish the citizens of Towanda and
a a . :nity with the different finds and sizes of the abate• coals upon the most reasonable terms In any
quautaty desired. Prices at the Yard until further
Love Egg
Si Egg
Itarrby " Lump
flat of Mines._
" Fine or Blacksmith.
The following addition"' charges will be made bx.
, I ,,, lveridg Cori within the boroagh limits :
mobs Extra for carrying In. 50-centr.
.4 4. 4.0 -15
( r.T"ii. —25 .4 •• •• a. 25
air orders may be left at the Tara. earner of El&
nni zee EliAbeth Streets, or at iL C. Porteee Drug
Ill+.lem mutt in all cases be amnapaaksi with
int ceeb. WARD k DIVEN.
T w lnuld& July 2e, 1862-11.
, & CILAUSON, Plablisherag.
• AT Law. Towanda. P. Office with W. a
Bogart. Esq., No. 5 Brick Now. An Nielsen en
trusted to We care 'will be promptly etteritied to.
July 1, 1889,
tsar, Towanda, Pia. •46.
101011 - 1 AT Law, Towszdi, RWs_
occupied by the Ma t.V. Adams. simnel. 10.
==riaCZirecaber of kiln mil
• Law, Towanda. Pa. Mks one Wks P.
kery. moth
Holm ot Qs Ward House, and opposite th•
Court, . nor 3. V&
1. ' xxx £T Law (Dirtriet Attorney 11:4 Bra&
ford CotodY). Troy, Pa. Collectkan ma& sod prowl*
1y remitted. fob 15.
8. LAID.
AT Law, Towanda, Pa Particular attention gta
en to Orphans' Court business, Courspincing sat
Collections: Sir Office at the Register and Recor
der's office'-scath of the Court luau.
. Dec- 1, 1884.
AT Lew. Towanda. Pa Alt badman atitruitlid
to him care will receive wn=pt attention. Mae in
the °dice lately ownpied by Ma•car & Morrow. son*
of Ward Hump. op darn Mr 16.'68.
kv_i_ MI AT LAW, TOWILIAL, LIN The undereigned
having associated tbeenselnes together in the practice
of Law. offer their wofessional strriceato the public.
11LY88.153 W.DMIL P. D. 31108110 W.
March 9, 1865.
LAW, Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa.
Partlcular attention - paid to Collections and Orphans'
Court business: Oftice—Mercur's New Block, north
fide Public Square. ape. I. 'W.
• AND COUNRILLOE AT lAA, Towanda, Pa Par
ticular attcntlon paid to business in the Orphans'
Court. July 20, '6ll.
• LANs: Towanda, P. 001ce with Wm. Wet.
king. •Particular attention paid to Orphans'
Court business and settlement of decedents' estates.
• saizoa AT LAW. -Also * NOTARY PUR.
LIC. resident in the borough of Towanda, Pa., for ac
knowledging the Execution of Deeds. Mortgages, Let
ters of Attorney, Wills, Contracts, Affidavits, Pension
ers' Paper* and other Legal Instruments.
April 28, 1869.
• tic° over Wickham & Met's, Towanda, P•.
Particular attention is called to ALIIXINIIM as a baae
for artificial Teeth. Haring used Me material for
the past four years, I can confidently recommend it
a being far superior to /tubber. Please call and el.
amine specimens. air Chloroform administered
when desired. may 20. '6B.
Office hyPatton's mock. over qores Drew and
Chemical Store. Jut 1,'6&
Ta AND Stiloran!, Tolialla; Pa. OltMe with W.
B. Kelly. over Wickham & Black. Residence at Mrs.
Ilumphrey'a. on Second Street. spr 16. '614.
July 29.
J. AND Scraogos. Residence at N. 'Mid's, Esq.,
corner of Second and College Streets. Office owe
Rockwell's Store. opposite Means Howie.
Towanda, May 25, 18W3—tf.
1-/ ate of the College of -Physicians and Surgeons,"
New York cif4.. Class 1843-4. glees esolusive attention
to the practice of his profession. Office and residence
on the eastern slope of Orwell 11111. adjoining Henry
Howes. jan 14.'61.
-1 1 of Women's Medical College, Philadel
phia, Class 1854.) Office and residence. No. 11 Park
Street. Owego. Particular attention given to diseases
of women. Patients visited at their homes if reuest
ed. may RN'S&
T• ,dower.—Office formerl occup ied by Mammy
k Morrow, one door south of W ard twos.
July 72, 1869.
• norm= Towanda. Pa.. r ill attend prntuptly
to all business entrusted to him. Charges moderate.
Feb. 19, NM. - -
Towanda. Pa.. with ten years merle:we. li con
Adept he Calk give the beat satisfaction In Painting
Graining. Staining. Glazing. Papering. he.
J. AND Bulimia. All kinds of Architectural Di.
aigns furnished. Ornamental work In Stone. Iron
and Wood. Office on Main Street. over the Post.of.
fire. Attention given to Rural Architecture, such as
laying out of grounds. kc., ke. apr. I. '67-ly
Yon will find Granite Monuments. both Quincy and
Concord. Marble and Mate Mantles, and Coal Grates
to fit. A large aasortment constantly on hand. cheap
as the cheapest. Aug. 10, 10011-0.
. verve, Ccumptoom. Bradford Co., Pa. Thank
ful to his many employers for past, would
respectfully inform the citizens of County
that he is prepared to do any work In Ma hue of busi
ness that may be entrusted to him. There having,
disputed lines would do well to have their property
accurately surveyed before allowing themselves to
feel agglieved by their neighbors. All work warrant
ed correct, so far as the nature of the ease will per
mit All unpatented bunts attended to u soon as
warrants are obtained. 0. W. STEVENS.
Feb. 24. 1869-Iy.
• Jawicuni, would inform the people of Brad.
ford and surrounding Counties, that he has opened
a new Jewelry Store in Canton. where will be found'
constantly on band a nicely-selected stock of goods
in his line, consisting of ladies' and Gents' Gold and
Slicer Watches.. of American. English, and Midas
manufacture, Clocks, Jewelry, Gold Pens. and &nth°
articles equally found in a first•clus Jewelry Mote.
All goods sold as reasonable as in any of. the sur
rounding cities, and warranted as represented. !W
-=and jobbing done on short notice, and on the
ramble terms. A liberal share of patronage
is respectfully solicited.
Troy Street, Canton. Pa.. May 12, UM.
of Bridge and Water Streets, Towanda. Ps. X.
B CALKERS, Proprietor, assisted by L. T. Born.
formerly of Rorie Hone," Burlington, Pa.
Feb. 21. 1169—tf
On Main Street near the Court Home.
C. T. SMITH. Proprietor
Oct. 8, 1886
Surranann, PA. The sabletiberlSving lowed
this house, lately onnanted by A. C. Bentley. and
thoroughly repaired and scatted U. la now reedy to
accommodate the travelling public. Every endeaver
win be node to satisfy those who may favor him wltb
a call. A. G. REYNOLD.. ,
Fetu 1,1869--6 me
Haying leased this Biwa, is now metr to accommo
date the tasselling public. Nopains mire:pease will
bite cal.
be oared to give satisfaction to those wbb mu, glee
Nil North side of the public square, east of Km ,
cues new block.
Ilayinig purchased sad tbsraiNhly redtted this old
and arellancnrit 'bad. tonne* !kept by She:lllora.
de. at the moots at Ilimuneedsid Creek. Is tied:ran
give good wwwwx:latlonaandmitlifulory treatment
to all who may Amor Mak witb a&
Dar. 221,.1866—tL
i a k .. ll .l l cianati . k Boasts& Prolialealla•
popular Bond haying bees thoroughly fitted and rw
paired. and furnished throughout Wits arm and els.
goat Furniture. vill be o pen tor. thy ptlite
pests. on Illatunnar. NAT 1. UM Neitherrsee
nor pubis bas been spayed by readouts, tidal=
• model hotel In all Its ayrangyonents.. A imperial .
quaitlqAVM 2A, Old Barton Ale, for landidn, just reeeliad. ._
Ides of the east farming bad, gtastlia 1a the
county of Loa darselos. *does
from $lO to $2O ( per arm Thses i Ve
are to !bo t h. thri dty at las nOOOO4-
end in . adapted toe Use eulthatious at the
Orme, Lwow Oliraltalbnlip. adAO 'NI
of emery n delatptkm: Grad aqsn 10 *if
Ore to the production of law Ink lAM;
trict, - for wblch the penialclimanspendindt M
omits& Anangsmenis Ida dissind mid=
Intending einigrante can be furnished 'milk roar
tees brittle &ode before tearing Nor Yost• 'Cr
'further milk:dare address
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ifbreti 30, 1909,3aL TIKIBT9N. Las 111.11:416;i1.,
sale and retaa jyl - MCA= k XIX
Oh thou to whom my rootless eV turas
When I am week sad weary of my life. •
When the poor lamp of being feebly burros,
A -id e 'ode and waters mho an envy str'e,
Pray Heaven I may be kw, !kir I shall be
False to wee ce.ta eta so to thee.
There la so lit tie in me that la rod,
8o mail • part that lama the Pahl of day;
Theretbre I pray thee, oh! my aeon ideal,
To keep me Moe, or I dual Ml
Like a poor e-ow:mg mai to bumpy IMPS,
With immely et:caigth to temp the head that
Then f-aosest not how my• kanpast-it-Fven soi '
Is wised with doubts and dark tolsgb :ng ;
Bow I despoil- of geeng that hilh goal
Which mast bo resiehd through wean length
• of years,
Whose path is pared with corpses of the slain—
Dead Mini= hopes that bad their Willi^ rain.
Ohl give me rest! my soul cites oni to thee;
Praying, yet imemins ihat -Ryer' are ;air,
Useless as It a lightenrwither'd tree
finoe'd ask to- Spring to to 1 o agan,l;‘ , '
And seek renewal from'the rain wt•'ch brings
Fresh. strength and be4nty to all Sling .hinge.
The rain which cheriehas the drooping sower
But coldly bomb' upon the hopeless dud,
Oh keep me toe v.:tb thy most gentle power:
For what is love when faith and hope on fled f.
Oh keep me true! and yet in Paradise
Death shall give to us that which Li's denies.
Ralph will persist—not
vonsly, as I say—in telling the chil
dren all sorts of nonsensical stories
about it ; never the simple truth, but
always some absurd falsehood or oth
er, full of extravagance, which only
stimulates their curiosity. No soon
er is he out of the house than Edgar
or Belle, or both together, will march
up to me with the gravest of little
faces, and the solemn inquiry, " Did
you really pick somebody's et,
rea ek
mamma ?" or, " Did papa - find
you in that old ugly Black aria
wagon ?" and of course they are not
old enough to understand the actual
story, or to remember it rightly if I
were to tell them a dozen times over.
twit fatty.
So I think, as I have thought many
times before, that I will write it all
down just as it happened, " nothing
extenuate," as ;Mr. Booth says at the
theatre ; and then the dear boy and
girl will never get a wrong fancy , of
it in their heads ; for I might lose',
in time, the vivid remembrance of
every incident of it which I have now;
and as to Ralph, I think he has made
so many fanciful additions from time
to time, all in fun, that he might al
moat begin to believe some of them
were true.
We read almost every day in the
newspapers of :worthy old ladies and
gentlemen, who, at three score, and
ten, take their first ride by railrad,.
after living all their lives within hear
ing of the locomotive whistle; or who
die without ever having tried the ex
periment, or even seeing J train of
ears. So I suppose it is not altogeth
er incredible, and perhaps not so very
discreditable, that I, Mary Gilman,
had grown to be a woman at the foot
of a mountain - from whose summit
the dome of Boston State House au.
bnseen in a clear day, and yet had
never taken a nearer view of it, nor,
indeed, set foot in any city whatever.
I had no business to take me from'
home ; ' journeys for pleasure were
rare with the hard-working residents
of our neighborhood, busy as they,
were in the summer, and snow -bound
in winter ; and 'my mother had al-
ways , said, " Another time, child,"
when I had teased to be allowed to
go with Uncle John on his quarterly
trips to replenish the stock of his lit
tle store. Now I was alone in the
world ; my mourning-clothes - were
almost worn out ; the school tersn
*caw over, and the money for teaching
ten weeks—thlrty dollars—wiis in my
pocket ; and I had answered an ad
vertisement in the Journal; and se
cured a position as an assistant, ;at a
much better salary, in a high-school
in a large manufacturing town in
Maine. To get there I must pass
through Boston ; and I had studied
myself into a headache over a railroad
guide, and had ascertained that, b;y l
taking an early morning trainil could
reach dust city in time to leave it at
noon on an eastward train, and be at
my destination before dark.
So I had all my worldly goods in
my trunk twenty-four hours' in ad
vance ; spent the last day in bidding
good-bye to old family friends, as will
as to the little people to - whose obi
cation I had' devoted my list year,
and the pleasant households with
which I had boarded in rapid succes
sion_ during the last term; and in the
gray, winter mo • I took my teat
in the jumper," w • replaced the
lumbering stage-coach of summer,
and was driven across the. creaking
snow to the station. I was not sorry
that there was not a person I knew
waiting for the same train ; for I wan
old-fashioned enough in those days
1 to hie to enjoy first sensations alone,
land I felt quite in the mood of a dar
ing discoverer at the , thoughtaf mak•
mg my way to Boston and through
I lk on my own responsaelity.
"I suppose I have plenty of time
to take the 12.20 train from the Maine
stationt"- said!, who!' the urbane con
ctictor vouchsafed me ten seconds or
so of his precious tine.take the
ticket I held in readiness for him... .
"12.20 train off, ma'am," said . ; he ;
"change of time,htst week". -
I almost felt my courage.take wing
at this first obstacle to the easy pro
gramme I had markedout ;. butf re
tained enoujih of it to snatch at this
huiried official dui Unit time bellow
ed ice, with' the query when the next
train would start for Portland."
" 2.45. ma'am," as Plecidkil
as before. • r •
After a brisk resort to the mental
arithmetic which lied lately filled so
large a share in; my daily lifr; - -1 , 71e1t
reassured. Two ~hotirs,:and !a .halt
would still carry me to •Inyl:thistina.,
tion in season to Ana the . coniinitti‘"-i
man who bad wired - i*Veilidi*
plum me; before he - *add belikei ,
ly to be ineeceenble.:?, Timken* anal
a half in Boehm woiddgivall e oPPO. for
an amount :aireeibleAstipa
and adrentiike I - lint not. '
hope for. :I hadvesdinixiiiiii
aoPhicad newspaper Paragraph that
the first requisite Of a hood traveler
is coolness ; so I rose above the con-
dition of worrying, and amused my
self with a study of the faces and
manners of my fellowliaseengena:
In the seat before me was a hal*
• csin s mother with her baby, whieh,
otenthstanding the only • hour at
which it must have'been taken tom
the cradle; never once ini rnded its
voice upon the attention of its elders,
but slept and smiled with wonderful
amiability. Behind me were a cou
ple on easy flirtation terms, who took
no pains to keep their conversation
from my ears, and varied the tedium
of the trip by the excitement of a bet
of a pair of gloves as to whether the
baby in front of them was a boy or
girl. Across the aisle was an old lady
who, I was pleased to perceive, asked
the iticent conductor more questions
than I did, and always had an inqui
ry ready to intercept his transit
through the car. And so the corn-
dement was made up of all he inev
itable ehara3ters—so new to me in
those days—whom my subsequent
traveling experiences have taught me
to look for in every railway journey.
At half an hour before noon we ar
rived at the Boston station, and my
heart had thrilled at the recognition
of the plain snaft on Bunker Hill as
we passed over the water to reach the
city. I suffered myself to be captur
ed by a hackman, and taken across
Haymarket Square, for the sake of
getting my trr_nk there ; and I can
remember to this day how strange
looked the high brick walls, the bnl
lant shop-windows, the hurrying
crowds that have since become such
familiar objects, as I peered, half sick
with loneliness but excited by the
novelty of the scene, from the win
dows-of the carriage. I think it ap
peared all the more wonderful to me
then, fresh from the country as I was,
than a glimpse of Jecido .or Pekin
would now. Even the people seemed
!Ile foreigners, as they rushed along
with inexplicable haste close beside
me ; and the signs furnished re:l4l'llg
as interesting as a novel.
This taste of the sights of the city.
I suppose, made the quiet of the
Maine station particularly tedious to
me. I could not check my trrnk un
til half an hour before the train would
leave i • but I could leave it with en
tire safety in the baggage-room, my
hackman told me, and I myself saw
him deposit it there and noted the
spot. I ate my liinchn sandwich
and slice of sponge-cake--in the wait
ing-room • and as I rend the inscrip
tion " lieware of Pickpockets,'
which hung by the ti‘let-office win
dow, I remember mentally congratu
lating myself that I had put ill my
store of money, except enough for the
needs of the journey, safely in my
trunk. Ralph has told me since that
that was the beginning of my follies,
and the fruitful source of all my woes ;
but I thought at the time it was a re
markable piece of womanly prudence.
At least it relieved me of 'my anxiety
as I resolved to spend the two hours
at my command in rambling about
the city ; and I set forth with a stoat
heart and eager anticipations of p!ea
I paused, however, at the threshold
and looked upon the noisy tumult of
the square, thinking whether I had
any especial point to aim at. I knew
but one person in the city—a Mr.
Churchill—who had paid a hunting
and fishing visit to our villai,e in the
summer, had; e=tended his stay far
beyond his original purpose, had vis
ited my little school, and had left his
photograph in my keeping when he
came, in a merry mood, to say good
bye. Decidedly, I should like to see
Mr. Churchill •, but, decidedly, I
world not go to his office to see him,
Perhaps I might meet him. I had
noted the windows of • Washington
street, as I rode through, aey offerrg
the most positive attractions ; so I
determined to go there , for my walk,
and, WI saw Court street by the way,
to loot up and down the walls for the
strip of board which, Mr. Chnrchill
had told me, indicated his office there.
- A burly policeman gave me the
right direction, with a courtesy and
clearness which made me set don a a
mental credit-mark very near the
maximum standard of a hundred, as
used to grade my pupils at school,
'for the whole class to which he be
.By dint of long waiting at
the crossings till a wide gap should
appear in the endless processions of
teams,-and frequent questions when
I found myself getting astray in die
confusing labyrinths of a part of the
city in which now, as a resident, I
often get puzzled, I made my way to
Washington street, and Speedily
plunged into the delights of book
store windows and millinery windows,,
with an enjoyment only interrupted
by inspections of my . watch about
Once in ten minutes, in my nervous
fear, lest I should overstay my limit.
I walked around the old State House,
and fixed, by a combined effort of
memory and imagination, upon the
very spot which mast have been stain
ed by the bloOd of the Boston mas
sacre, so familiar to my mind from
frequent listening to parrot-like reci
tations of its history as coldly told in
the school=booksp stopped a full
minute to look at Mr: Whipple's re
volving sun—now only a memory of
the past--until people trod on my
skirts, and the expressman stopped
to smile at my curiosity, as they trun
dled their holm in and out of the
office elose by.. Every little incident
of that hoar ie photographed u po n
my mind, as the trifles often are that
go before s great ealaMity or a serious
fright ; but it is not worth while to
recall them here. - I taw Mr:Chtu.-
chill's 'gilt , sign'ender a 'window on
Court street • bat I did -not see his
bright fate ;Miler ' any, one of the'
countless black hats which swept by
me as I strolled'up the street. At
list it:was one entoelr, and I thought
Ilionkl turn back, and' so have plan
tY of time to reach the station.
The . windo;# at'which I had paused .
;when I made this resolution was the
.motifflOrid and ihn inost` persistent
in ittrappekh to the'pttblic that T. had
seen:Ais contents clamored for at
lehtionrwith-grestdplaeardi in star 4
irig letters, few more Eleft =- onl y
serrity:tive cents," and
mtnolootiPhosir— • to ni
-1 /crireatm sindllosketi viddolVincany
Innocence, I eltotdd have: fancied to
be of the finest gold, had they thus
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not proclaimed ' their own baseness.
Vases that looked like porcelain,
statuettes that looked like bronze,
chessmen that looked like ivory; trunk
ilited forth their inferior material by
similar osteniations announcements
of cheapness. Strings of beads and
toy tea-sets, cases of soaps and packs
of playing-cards, babies' rattles and
old folks' spectacles, mingled in the
heterogeneous assortment ; and lit
tle boys on the sidewalk thrust hand
bills into my fingers, to-assure me
that the entire stock was to be sold
toff at an storming sacrifice on account
of removal. But it was none of these
temptations which led me up to my
fa.e and made me enter the shop.
It was a paper doll that hung in the
window, with her wardrobe beside
her, all in a single sheet, ready for
cuAing out—just what would fill wish
unbounded delight the soul of little
Susy Whiting, the one Member of
my deserted flock who hid actually
been moved to tears at the news of
my going away. My heart seemed
to be turned anew towards Sully by
the chilly, nnsympathizin rash of
the throng which swept past me ;
when I thought how easily this addi
tion to her scanty family of rag ba
bies could be sent to herin .a letter,
I hurried in to secure it.
The shOp i was so crowded—with
women almost exclusively—that I
made my wiry to the counter with
difficulty ; and I clutched my pocket
book as the sight of a policeman at
the door reminded me of the caution
posted at the railway station. The
young women behind the counter
were busy as bees, and I waited pa
tiently fully five iainutes for my turn.
A seddea scream startled me ; and
the lady standing nest me turned
round, a'l flushed and half ..antic,
with tile exclamation :
"My money! 0, my money is gone!"
The titlendaat behind the counter
and all the cus.omers in that part of
the shop crowded around with eager
inquiries, and the policeman was
there in au instant, putting quick,
curt quesi'ons. ' There seemed no
prospect for my geti;ag immediate
attention for the little purchase I
contemplated ; and thinking at the
moment only of the lapse of time and
the distance through strange streets
to the station, I turned to go with--
out Snay's paper-doll, committing
thereby, my acute husband informs
me, blmider number two. -
"Please waa, a minute, num," said
the blue-coated officer. " The lady
has only missed her money a minute;
it may not have got out of the store.
Just keep that door shut, will you"
—th;s to another man who had join
ed him.
, .
" I assure you, sir," said I, commit
ting I know not how serious an er
ror, in my amazement and consterna
tion, ". I "am on my way to a train." ,
" Going to a train, eh?" rejoined '
the policeman, with a perceptible di
minution in the tone of respect he
had used at first ; " seems in me I
have heard just such a story before.
Do you think you can i tell who took
it, ma'am?"
The lady who had lost the, money
—rather an elderly person, with
sharp, unattractive features—seemed
greatly flustered by the incident.
" 0 dear, 0 dear, no such thing
,ever happened to me before," said
she, talking at telegraph speed, and
at intervals t 'Vital:dig her hand again
and again into the de pths of, her
pocket, a nt , if the thief might havbleft
a glove there, or as if she expected
her pitrikto reappear by magic.. "I
had it hut a moment ago. •It must
have been this woman who stood next
Full of wrath and bewilderment as
I was at this abominable accusation,
the team -did not come to my eyes as
they usually do at moments of excite
ment. I seemed rather dazed and
stunned by the interruption of mY
sight seeing, and perhaps I looked
calm outwardly to the woup who
were scrutinizing my features as if I
were already on elhibition in some
rogues' gallery.
" You will have to be examined,
ma'am," said the policeman. "If
Ton will step to the rear of the store
it will only take a second. You will
please come also,"—to the lady whose
loss had occasioned my misforLime—
" I want to take your name and ad
" I am 1 , entirely willing," said I,
quite rejoiced at a suggestion which
promised my immediate exculpation;
" only . pray do not detain me longer
than is necessary."
But as I moved to follow in the di- ,
rection indicated, soniething, fell to
the Boor. It was a wi.rocco pocket
book. Half a dozen ds hastened
to pick it up.
"You see you have merely dropped
your money," said I to my feminine
accuser, already beginning to assume
the haughtiness of vindicated inno
" Not a bit of it," said Officer Knox.
(I was destined to learn his name'
soon after.), " There is not a cent of
money in the wallet. How much is
there missing, Mrs. —?"
' " Mrs. James Proctor is my name,
and I live in Ames place. There
was siXty dollars in the Wallet, and
some small silver and a gold eagie."
" I shall feel it necessw_.-y to take
you to the station," 'Mid the police
man, addressing me again. "There
is no call to tsearch you here. Yon
see, ma'am," turning to Mrs. Proctor
again, " it is not probable she has the
money on her. They work in pairs
generally, and when this one took
your money she pond it directly, to
her pal, who would make off_With
at once. I saw a woman piss out
ratter hastily just before 'you anti
out." '
"This is too much," i exclaimed,
gathering courage kir one desperate ,
effort. "I never saw the woman vitro I
went out, but I Presume she was the
thief. She must have .dropped, the
wallet into My skirt. My wine bi
Mary Gihian ; I am a school-teacher
from the Coimtry, and a stratiger%.
Your mistake will make Me lose the
sign of
officer's face iditWed 'no*;mOrti
Hip of attention teuly rentons*lnice
than did the bright buttons ) 'on. his
• • , ,•
"'Will you be ado good is to «nue
to the station in hali'an hour said
he to Mrs. Proctor. "You will awe-
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ly have to state the case to the cap
tain of the district." •
" You see it is your duty to the
community, ma'am, put in another
group of ladies who had clustered
around us ; "if, you have no chance
of getting your money back you
'should feel obliged to bring the thief
to justice for the security of the rest
of us."
Mrs. Proctor wavered. Abstract
justice-seemed a trivial thing to her
by the side of her sixty dollars.
- "It is by no means Certain that the
money is gone beyond recovery yet,"
said Officer Knox, reassuring her.
"When this woman itt fairly fright
ened by seeing she is going to be
dealt with, she will be very likely to
offer terms, told put you in the way
of gett;ng it all back again. It is
more often dore so than to bring the
case into court."
So to the habit of bargaining with
crime, which was rife even then, but
which the newspapers have only late
ly li!gun to talk about; I owed the
persistence of my accuser. •
" I will come them directly," she
said to the policeman ; " and if the
money is got back," in a whisper,
" the gold
.eagle shall be yours for
your energy in assisting me."
In the midst of the , tumult of
thoughts and emotions suggested by
my dreadful predicament, I remem
ber thinking the real pickpocket they
took me to be was not a whit, worse
morally than those honest people
conspiring for their common advan
tage. Brit Mr. Knox, in h:s impos
ing uniform, probably eared very lit
tle for my good or ill opinion. He
offered me his arm, With the same po-
Menem which I had seen his com
rades of the force showing to the la
thee they escorted across the snowy
street. " Not that, at least," said I ;
" let me walk before you or behind
you ; you need not fear my naming
away." , For I had made up my mind
that Officer Knox was too stupid to
be reasoned with to advantage. "Sure
lyr thought I, " the captain he speaks
Of Will have penetration enough to
see that his captive is not a thief. A
word of explanation in an unpreju
diced ear will at once release me from
this ridiculous dilemma. It must be
that after twenty odd years of staid
New England life I have enough of
manifest respectability about nie to
satisfy a captain of police." So 1
walked rapidly through the streets,
in the direcdon which my captor in
dicated, he following close behind
me, with an apparent unconscious
ness of my presence, for which I was
deeply thankful He was sufficient
ly near, at the corner of every inter
secting street, to show me that there
was no hope of 'escape .by sadden
flight; if Iliad contemplated such a
wild hiancenvre ; and in the midst of
all ray czowded thoughts as to the
methods to be taken to make my hon
esty clear, there hummed over and
over again in my
. mind, like the bur
den of some old song, the words,
" Driven like a lamb to the slaughter
—driven like a lamb to the slaughter."
"Here we are;" in the gruff voice
of my guide, interrupted my musings,
and scattered my half-formed plans
and carefully elaborated sentences of
explanation into chaos again. We
ascended a sh9rt flight of steps, and
entered a roopu wainscoted to the
ceiling, in which a row of staves, caps,
and blue coats hung against the wall,
suggested .o - my distempered fancy
the night policemen here suspended
to take rest in seemly erectness and
uniformity. -Behind a wooden
raging sat a- tall, burly man with
a prodigious length of preternatural
ly black beard; which he caressed and
smoothed, with a fat, white, ringed
hand, unoeseingly during my whole
acquaintance wit h him. ,
" Ah, Knox, what now ?" said this
personage, looking through me at the
wall behind, with entire ease and
" Big thing, Cap,' said my police
man, entirely forestalling ray pur
pose of stating my own case before
an unprejudiced mind. "Party caught
p ickinga pocket in a store as my
t. Pal, dressed in black like this
one, made off with the plunder before
I could lay hands on het. Empty
wallet thrown away by this one when
1 proposed to search her. Lail com
ing here presently to identify her.
Sixty dollars in bills gone, and some
small silver."
" Oh. most diseeeet schemer,"
thought I, with all my horror at this
&menet statement, "..o avoid all men-.
;ion of your p_omised eagle 1"
"If you please, sir," I began, when
the curtain of beard and mustache
parted, ever so sligutry, with the gees
tioz, " Seen her before, Knox r
" Had my eyes on her for several
days, Cap. Always keeps her veil
down, brt know her by her general ,
rig and 'build. Think she is lately
from New York."
(Ralph says it is a part of the pro
fessional police • etiquette to have
knoWn everybody before, But I
thought at the time it nes a deliber
ate lie.)
"Will you hear me a moment?"
said I, with a forced calmness that ,
was.anytking but real, and I
deceived nobody. "This is a most
Silly mistake. lam a school-teach
er, never in the city till to-day in my
life, and going to. Maine this after
no.m. , I know no more of this rob
bery than you do."
"We always take down these things" ' ,
in order, ma'am," said ,the serene of
ficial, openimu t i huge ledger, and imb=.
stunting haMlLlar his right'
in the taak o atroking his flowing
whiskars, while he puiked up a stumpy
'" Whit name?"Yoni '
°Miry Gian." •
I told him.
" Where NMI?"
"'Not a perixeiof color,' 1
inured the- l!itiptidni es be jotted of
something in each cd the ruled-off
column& iiCharge,. *ebb' g eipoc&et,
You Bey. Officer, 'Knox. .ComEalin•
ant Y .
"'Aire. 'Proctor, of Ames-Flake,''
said Mr.llCnox; Tomenptly:_ "
ollow; Institut, probe* it would
beideseenter be rat toemptylienti
° I II / PC4 12 4. " ' glad impezioxol-.
car, wing both bends alternatek
&mg - his' Neve& etuntedenf *Welters,
and gazing Lovingly at the seintalls-
1 z: 1 • •
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Cons of a - diamond, thus set off to
adva*ge. " You Can pass the things
right over to this desk ; and if there
is anything more your. want to say,
I'll bear it"."
I began to detest this man, imper
turbable, glassy, self-satisfied as he
was, morn-than I did his blundering,
impulsive Subordinate. But there
was nothinito do but to obey him.
I took from my pocket by wallet,ill
handkerchief, the key to my t
with its long blue ribbon, my 'We
bottle of ammonia.
" There is very little- more, tO say
than I haVe already told you. I left
my home fifty miles from here, this
morning, on my way to Maine, where
I :lave a school engaged. I leftony
trunk' at the station, and was Merely
taking,`an hour's walk before the train
Should leave, when thin man pounced
upon me. The pocket-book must
have been dropped in a fold of my
skirt by the thief as she left the
store." '
" Have you any friends in Boston?"
I hesitated. I need not set down
all the reasons why I did not desire,
in my present plight, to send a police
man to Mr. Churchill., Had I liked
him less, or known him better,l might
have done it earlier. But I could
not yet believe my condition so des
perate as to require this remedy.
" There is nobody whom I wish to
disturb about this matter."
" You will see, Mr. Knox, mere
and more, the longer you remain in
the- force," - pro eded the captain,
most de`iberatelY—the white hand.
sailing down the black ripples more
luminously than ever—"you will see
how incapable these people are of
making up a tolerable story. Let
them be ever so •smartin their regal,
lar line 'of business, 'their lies are
always chunsey." I clutched the
railing involuntarily ; but the men
regarded - me no more. than they did
their spectral annrades on the pegs in
the wall. "Now this party has done
eery well, very well indeed. But just
look at it. She is on her way to
Maine to stay several months, and
she has only six dollars in her poeket
book—barely enough for a ticket.
She has left her trunk et the depot,
but she has not provided herself with
a ba g gage - check . She is out for a
walk only, and you catch her a mile
from the, depot in a crowded store.
She hangs fire when I ask her for
her Boston acquaintance. It seems
as if any one ought to' haie done bet
.Knox ; but they are all the same.
Yon can put her in number nine,
Kiwi. Your property will be quite
safe, Mary Gilinan, in this drag er."
The captain unfolded - copy of the
Herrifd,which a boy hadljust brought,
and put his polished boots on the
' I am afraid I exhibited myself in
the eyes of my children as having
been a girl of cry little spirit. I did
not audibly resent the captain's very.
logical and professional analysis of
my folly and falsehood. If I thought
anything at all in the .bewildennent
of the hour, it - was that dignity on
my part would impress my persecu
tors more than any display of wrath.
But my dignity is thrown away. Offi
cer Knox took down a key from a
row of them that hung just aside the .
railing, and; in obedience to his ges
ture, I followed him from the zoom
to the door of the cell designated for
me. One glance at' its graitings, rte
chilly floor, its neat, narrow bunk,
dispelled all, my fastidiousness as to
means of re scue.
" Will you go for me'," said I, "to
Mr. R. H. Churchill's office, in Court
street, and ask him to come to me for
a moment ?"
" Now on begin to talk," replied
my custodian. am glad you have
had the sense to give up that school-.
teacher story at last. But Mr.
Churchill has irifmostly beyond this
branch of business. I haven't seen
him in our court within a year or
more." '
" If you will speak to him as I ask
you, I think he will come to see me."
" Well, perhaps, - if. it is an old
client he will make an exception in
your fan r and defend the case. Shall ,
I tell him the- same name you gave
I hesitated again. I saw the hon'-
est officer chuckled at my pause for
reflection, as new proof of los sagaoi
ty. But should I present myself to
Mr. Churchill in such a distorted,
character as this officer might give
me? It seemed better to tell him
the whole story myself. "You need.
not give him my name at all." said
I ; "simply say that a lady whom he
knows wishes to him at Cie sta
tion on very pressirg husiness—not
as a lawyer, but as a friend.'
"Just as yon please," said officer
Knox ;
amid then th e door swung into
its place, the great key. was turned,
and I was left alone. 'There was no d
window, but a sort of twilight came'
into the cell through the door.. I
threw off my bcniet, pressed my hands
to my brow ' and sat on the edge of
the little be rth to think. If I had a
volume at my disposal ; I could fill it,
All in trilling what I thought in the
few moments I spent in this way. I
remembered shutting little Freddy.
Leo in the wood-closet of the school
room a weekbefore, because I could
not find it in my heart to give hini
Severer punishment, and how pale he
looked when I released him. I tried
to remember what sentence was given
topickpockets, and where waa the
prison to which they .were sent. I
wondeied whether judges and juries
looked at innocent people through
inch spechiclearas bhndidtheeyes of
the, poliicemen.. I wondered where
the guilty wog= was , with. Mrs
Proctor's money : And memOry.
And conjecture werBthim busy cenhk;-
sing each other in their cowman,
the door opened again,-and thehide
mudy hmilir, face andbuttomkofthe
tarot 0/0,1120 Before: my eyes. in the
T"Ekirry to say Hr. Churchill is not
in his of .ce. , May - riot be ..batik
day ;And lip boy_saya boils going for
h*hut t* the anugry.t.o97ol7l to
belitoirt' a viseV.
This ' news l eahardtb' 'mote n
tli I.fieidi drop in - the:hdl" bicket.
Of my ddispair: fAilisf rather
than ikaditbnuiL wea-when-..officer
contimonttl "bfra.c.PrOttor
She intwingAnniy to morrow
and if she is to appear bi sort
it must be this afternoon.
,filo as the
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IHlWper Annum in Advance.
court happens to be in session I
taint, golf - right over And have this
thing disposed iltat once. It can't
make any differance to you anyway,
as I can
"By all means let us, have it over
as soon aii.possible," said tying on
my bonnet again with trembling fin-
Prs. - •
"Nothing you went to say to me
before you go in; I suppose," said the
officer, looking at me through eyes
- "Nothing but to thank yen for do
ing my er:and." ! '
"O, very well, I like your pluck,"
he replied. "You know yon won't
have.another chance to make an ad
vantazeous arrangement for getting
the money back.
- I said nolliing in may to this fur=
titer hint ; aid the , agent of the law
stalked before me , into the ou'er room
again. I caught a glimpse of Mrs.
Proctor leaving it for the court-house.
The captain had lighted a cigar ; but
the task of watching its fumes left bis
hands' and beard still free for their
endearments. He-did not once look
at me as I stood waiting "for him,
while Mr. Kiwi gathered up my pos
sesekine' from the drawer and thrust
them iota his own espial:me pocket.
Then we left the captain, -and I never
saw him more. •
' I. could not have told whether my
guide and I walked a mile or two rods
'when our destination: was reached.
All was a blur beforeray eyes. Streets
and alleys, 'stairs andpassage-ivays
were all alike toiny dulled conscious
ness, until I found myself in a sort of
pit, so walled and railed about' that I
could see nothing but the ceiling
overhead ; while I knew from the
murmurs which reached my ears that
there was a room full of people just
outside the barrier, before ,whom I
was destined to appear by ascending
a short flight of steps. At the head
'of these steps stood a man all rags
and tatters, volubly explaining to lis
teners outside some charge against
himself, bat speaking in a brogue so
rich that I thought at first he used a
foreign tongue. Officer nom had
disappeared, .but presently. I saw his
face over the railing above, and he
seemed to whisper tome, "You come
next." Then the'oration of my rag
ged comrade in misfortune came to a
pause, as I
„thought, for want of
breath ; but a period was put to it by
the announcem e nt in .a clear voice, I
.could not see from whom, " Four
months, House "of 'lndustry. ; " and
and the fellow, hislace grinning as if
rather pleased 'than, otherwise at his
fate, turned and descended the steps
to a seat by my side.
The stunmons to myself; which I
bad braced myself to .'answer bravely,
did not follow. There seemed, as
well as I. could judge from the mur
mur that reached me,.to be some un
usual in'erruption in the proceeding/
of the court. One or two people came
and peeped at me curiously over the
walls of my den, and disappeared
again. Presently, I thought I heard
my own name, arid in a voice that
Rental thrill of'delight to my heart.
The shrinking horror at the idea of
.being seen which had before belie, me
departed ; conquered by my own ca
riosity, I crept cautiously iiii theateps
until I could just see over the wooden
barrier at\a. le top. -There, talking
eagerly' wi a gray-haired man who
occupied the most eleiated seat in the
room was indeed
_Mr. Churchill In
his hand': was a Pocket book,the little
photograph of 'himself that he had
given me, and which"had laid hither
to undisturbed in one of the compart
ments of the wallet. Close by stood
Officer Knox perplexity, and chagrin
chasing each other over his counter
nance. Manifestly my champion had '
_arisen and was fighting my battle in
his own way, without-having notified
'me °this interference. As I looked,
Mir. Knox stepped gingerly across the
room and . 1 consulted gloomily - with
'Mrs. Proctor, who Sat Opposite me.
;The judge made a geiture of approv
al, and fell back into his cushioned
chair. Mr. Churchill turned. towards
,me, discovered my eyes watching him
; over the railing, and in a' moment
Iliad snapped bacok the bolt of the lit,
itle door, descended • the. steps; and
my handa. - -
- I had no eloquent" speech ready for
him,' 'like the rescued heroines e
novels: I only said, IBr lir
'chill l" ~ ' /,oth
' "Not a word, Mary Gilman, till we
Elie out of this hole. '
He opened the door by which I
bad been ushered in, and while the
'stentorian voice of some clerk above
us declared the court adjourned, he
hurried me out, and putting my arm
in his, ledme at,breathless speed
through the and the street,
in at &Alter door and up stairs again,
seating me at last' in an easy chair in
his office.
"Tominy,"he said, torn urchin dis
turbed from a luxurious nap by this
movement, "go to - the . post office and
wait until the mail is assorted."
- Tommy vratreff at' he word ; and
then Mr. Charchil. pacing 'IT and
down'the room as he' spoke, relieved
his 'mind in thilifs4hion.
"1:/Pit my word, lidissGiliaan, this
is a charming- acme I find you in.
Don't venk a ware: You must be
half frightened to derdhly,your ad
venture. Let me tell you how I die:
covered yori, whge you cool' doirn, ,
and then you - can tell me what Ido
not know already of yorir • story.
Most' aceiden!al thing in , the world
that I happened into the court - room.
Have n't - been inside 'the door before
for n'year. 1 satratired- casually
took up some prisoner's . lourcr&y on
the deck and Wanamased by the din..
cover,. °flour name in'.the pocket
book, and in this thAtering portrait
to assure me it was no other Mary
Oihnan than yoUrself that Owned it.
Of corirse:mrlirst thought was :that I
your,peket had
_been ipieked. - Bat
,I went , with' m t enquiries. to
the - t o aceman, I blun der that, by P*o
inenidibliatapia, hadar-,
rested youreso- - in'place of some oda
niottN4. Itbought it rii4 worth
While ti)luita ft+ -
liiied:yo4 id, ,cribirrainten% ; and
' l ?3' giv l lLMi •PC lB6 * " alizilie° of
yodni en anperinrity tO
,1111 Ch
an a ar -im tepri e
mand for
WT01100141" end' yemdiate
teleaqii; qn44, r it hartrkl: of the
chirge againit Y i ' n•"
At this moment there was a knock
at the door, and Meer Knox appear
ed. His hang. hty aspect had vanish-.
ed ; he - se2mod like the convicted thief
in the presence of his judge. •
" Beg pardon, air," ho began, "I
merely brought Miss Gilmane key
and things, that were left on the
courtetoom table. hope, Miss, that '
you will not bear malice rgainSt me
for this unlucky mistake.. We, hate
to be very suspicions in our line, end
to doubt appearalces ; and that old
woman was so sure it was you. She
says now she remembers her pocket
was on the other side, , and that was
the woman who went before she
spcke that stood\next her on the
- 610.' • •
-" Well, well,,Sir," said Mr. Chr • ch
ill, tilaost fiercely, "bother us-Izo'
more about it."
The forgiveness I was about to off
er to the contrite officer was prevent
ed by his abrupt departure upon this,
"If it were not for the loss of my
train, I do not think I should regret
the whole affair very deeply," said I;
" it will be somethit.g to laugh about
for a lifetime,. when I have got over
the shock offright and annoyance." •-
"What train have you lost, pray,
and where are you hound ?" inquired
Mr. Churchill.
I told him as succinctly as I could
of my destination, and tile plan and
purpose of my journey.
"By Jupiter, Miss Gilman, you ,
have time enough for.the train yet..
It is only twenty minuteaof four, and
we can get to the station, four pin- -
minutes. Will you try it?"
Of course I was ready, though un
able at first to believe that events /
which had seemed to me so long hid
really passed so quickly. We went
through the streets at a pace I-, had
never ventured upon in the country,
but not much faster thin the , _city
habit. Mr. *Churchill found and
checked my trunk; whie I securoid a
seat on the train. I noticed that he
did not accept my words of .inade
qttate gratitude and good-by as final ;
but .I did not snapect that he was to
.accompany me till he took the seat
by my side as the cars left the station.
IYou are too kind, Mr. Churchill," - -
said r; you must not undertake this
journey on my account, especially if,
as I heard from your office when I
sent to you, you are going to-morrow
into the country."
"I have given up that trip," replied
the gentleman, very placidly ; "since 's
I decided to make it the rural dis- -
triets have lost their charm for me."
I-am not going to set down all the
conversation of that railway ride for
my children to read, and perhaps I
may as well stop here as anywhere.
air. Churchill escorted me to my
journey's end, and . returned to Bos
lon by the night train. The story I
pro to tell is told ; and the ail
dre=w just how much and how
little their father means when he tells
themljocosely about maxrying a pick
pocket. They are bOth too sensible
to allow it to prejudice them against
the sagacity of policemen in general;
for they both remember that how
when Edgar tumbled into the Frog
Pond last summer, and Belle could
do nothing but scream, Officer Knox.
now a veteran and most efficient mem
ber .of the force, popped up most op-,
portttnely to the rescue ; and oiey
have not forgotten what a whistle of
delight be gave when the dripping
boy—whom he had , wq). pped in his
own coat—told him he was to be car
ried to his father's; Mr. Ralph Chur
chill's, fm the other side of the public
garden.i l Mr. Knox took the occasion
to renew his appologies, interrupted
ten years before, for a blunder . made
when he was new to his work ' • and
I learned from him then that Mrs.
Proctoaever recovered her money.
on =HAIM
A mechanic whollwroughly under
stands his bnisness is %Villa's Called
master of the situation. He need
humble birnitgaf to no man ;-tu no one
at all but his Maker. The question
has been agitated for some time,
"why don't boys learn trades
More gererally the reason is, the
major part of &Li would like to be
'what the world calls gentlemen ; but
what is it that , makes a gentleman ?
Is it to be a lawyer, doctor, minister
of the Gospel, kgi., (what is it) ?
Why,- according to my idea a gentle
-man is one who dims unto others as
he would be done by respeets the'
worthy poor, and IS as polite and
'kind to them in word and deed as the
rich, and practice' the law, of die
country as well as of God. What
wield our country be if all were pro-
Sessions% ? Where would be our
palatial mansions, railroads and
steamboats, and many other gigantic
- works, the contrivance and 'invention
of man ? Hew few at - this day think
of the many Weary hours of suffering
and labor that poor forgotten' John
Fitch spent in trying to bring steeni
into practical use. He had not only
a jade of a wile to contend with, but
poverty, always the reward of genius.
He knew not.the word fail. His brain
was:set on something noble some- •
thing to benefit mankind, so he la
bored on unassisted amid sneers ,of
men who doubted the sanity of his
mind, until be died leaving hie great.
work to be completed -by the more
fortunate Robert Fulton- (POor
John.. bbonld have a monument,
.friends.) To the thinking mind,
much - can be seen arid learned in ono
of ourlarge, cities in day. It was
while sitting at the window watching
a bricklayer as he steadily and pa
tiently laid brick after brick that set
me to.tbinkin - g of the nobleness of
the mechanic. - -
My mind - ran from one branch of
lndustry to another, and from that to
the supermity of the mechanic over
*hat the world terms a gentleman.
'What do they exercise their brains
over but the latest style of eravat,baf
or some article of dress, cigars, wine,'
fast horses, and so un. never oc
curs to them, as they are traveling by
land or, sea, what= brainwork or how
much mechanical skill it required to
perfect our -traveling system. The
engineer shards at his post, hie eye
closely scanning the rails ahead to
see that ad m mht, his hand holding
on tn. tlinthrotW which starts, daps
sad regulates the monster. In the
hollow of ' that man's hand, in the
glance of hii eye, in the brain under
,the cap prdlld so closely diArn, in
the ,awn of his •knowledge and
mutiny_ of his mechanical
eye, are the lives of men snit women
whose p/aoes on earth eould well be
filled. See how steadily the train runs;
it Makes this post, the next and the
next, on Lime to 'a mina e. . We love
the engineer, the monarch of the
fout4Vari ; it is his care that enablis
11s tot visit des= wands at a distance.
Aim* feel afraid when. I know a
good and noble engineer is in charge
of. the Amino, Give me the lieelianic
with good principles who takes pride
f in his branch of art, and. is always
striving to improve both mind and
mint - Hi is therein' who is an erne
' ment to society and comfort to man
kind.—'The Mechanic.