Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, August 08, 1878, Image 1

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The Hardness having a larger circulation than
any other paper in the county, makes it the beet
advertising medium In 'Northern Pennsylvania.
JOB PRINTIN9 of every •Itind, in plain and
fancy colors, 4 dose with neatness and olispetch.
Handbills, Blanksl, Cards, Pamphlets Biliheads,
statements.' Sc., of every variety snot style, printout
at the shortest notice. The Baroness talk* is
Well supplied With' ',power presses, oalood assort.
merit of new type, abd everything in she printing
line can be executed in the moat artistic manner
and at the lowest rates. TERMS INVARIABLY
Business Cards.
ClNce day last Saturday of each month, over Turner
Gonlon's Drug Store, Towanda, I's.
Towanda, June 2.0, 1878. •
ELSBREE &:50$,
Painted to order at any price from f. 5 to 4.100.
Oil Paintings Re-Painted, Re-Touched, or changes
made as deiiired.
All work done In the highest style of the Art.
Towanda; Pa—April 18, 1818. I .
Employed with M. Handelman for the past t heir
years, begs leave to announce to his friends and
the puplic generally that he has removed to the
. Roston Su.C,cdt Store, one door south of the First
National Ranh, and opened 'a shop .for the repair
of Watches. Cler ks. Jewelry. /sc. . All work :war
ranted to give entire satisfaction. (Apr4 , 7B -1
Otilee—seeond door south of the First Nation - Ai
Bane-Mein St., up stains.
Ofilcc—Ronnie formerly occupied by Y. 31. C. A
Bowling Room. Cian.2l73.
OFFlCE.—Formorly occupied by Wm. Watkins,
Esq. ,
11. X. WILLIAMS. (0c7.17. 77) E. J. ♦11(1LE.
Diet Atty Brad. Co
Towanga, Pa. OMce over Bartlett & Tracy, Mala4t.
G. F.'S
.d [a9l7] Anlimn lIZAD.
E. L. HILLis,
TOWANDA, PA. , [novD-75
T 1 F. (10,FF,
3)alni3tet (4 'doors north of Ward House). \To
wanda, . (April 12.1877.
• AT LAW, WV,ALUgING, PA. Will attend
t 3 all business entrusted to his care in Bradford,
Suilican and Wyoming Counties. °Mee wittrEsq.
Porter. [n0r19.74.
WILKE.B-8/tRiE, PA •
Collections promptly attended to.
July 27,16.
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Office—Nona Side Public Square.
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Dec 23.75. TOWANDA, PA.
R. S.. M. VOODBURNtPhysi
clan and Surgeon. °Mee -- "'kelt%
rockery store.
Tonund.s, May 1,18721 y.
A77OIINICT6-AT- 1 / I W,
Office In Wood•a Block, first door south of the First
National bank, upstairs.
If. J. MADILL. tjanB-131y) J. N. CALIFF.
Soulth side Mereur Block (rooms formerly oecupled
by Davies & Carnocbso).
Z. C. O RIDLET. (.1477) 8. 8. PAYNX.
Artowczy-AT•i, !LW,.
meh9-76 TOWANDA, PA.
CHAS. it. ItALL, A
MJtl give careful attention to any Mildness entutst
ed to him.. Office with Patrick & Foyle, (over
loernal Office), Towanda, Pa. ' (innerrt.
011ice—Main-st., four doors North of Ward House
Practices in Supreme Court
of Pennsylvania and 'United TOWANDA, PA
States Courts.—Meer.•76.
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D s i i ! e 4Mi e l r tgre m . "' B IZ:NEPA. ffiEBCIIS.
"Office over Dayton's - Store.
April 12.1878. .
°Mee, . Weneurs
Office over Cross' Boot Store, two doors nortb of
Stevens it Long, Towanda. Pa. May be consulted
In German. (April 12,'71.3
Ma72S4ittf. TOWANDA, A. •
The follinwing
COmpaales repreprntsd;
31Lar0 11,•?74 - b. a. imAca
ICOniarow, as. - - ions P. Saatinsox
WB.XELLY, Ding2Officte
aye K. Z. itisendeld , n, T Pa.
th im Geld, Myer. E b , and Al.
embus bud. Tee th extracted without -
Odt• 3441.-
E. D. PAYNE M. D.,
PIITUCI.4I4 AND 81111112011.
Slice over Youtanyea , Store. OMmi hours from 10
to 12„ A. it,. sad from 2 to 4, P. Y. Special attention
given to Abeam of the *ye awl Sarrect.lo.lll4.,
FutunaAer Imp Straosoet.
Mee over Dr. Porter kton.eDrog Stoee, Towanda.
1364. -187 s.
Mats Sh ed opposite tits Cour Muss.
CAPITAL PAID IN , $123.000
This Bank offers unusual facilities forth° trans-
action of s general banking business.
• N. N. BETTS, Cashier.
JOd. POWELL, President.
Feb. 14. 1878.
L. Et.snuss.
Tilts welt.knoim house has been tkoronghly ren
narated and repaired throughout, and the proprie—
tor is now prepared 'to offer first•ctass scrammed*.
tions to the labile, on the most ressonahleterms.-
Towanda. Pa., May 2. 187.1
This large, commodious and elepntly-furnlshed
house has just been opened to the traveling public.
The proprietor has spared neithertains nor expense
In making his hotel first•eass In all its appoint.;
manta, and respectfully solicits a share of public
patrons s te. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. Terms
to snit he times. Large stable attached,
Towanda, June 7,
Having leased this house, la now teady to accom
modate the travelling public. No pains nor expense
will be spared to give satisfaction to those who may
give him a call.
aa-Notth side of Public ST are, east of Mercer's
new block.
311..5TE11,. PA.
The undersigned having taken possession
of the above hotel, respectfully solicits the patron
age of his old friends and the public generally. -
angle-ft. M. A. FORREST.
EUROPEAMHOUSE.—A few doors sonthof
the Means House. - Board by the day or week on
*tamable terms. Warm meals served at all hours
Oysters at wholesale and retail. fed 'ff.
Jam 1,1875,
Figured Lawns,
Figured Lawns,
White Goods,
White Goods,
Buntings, &e.
Tinned% PLi Joss r, MR&
Padua Clark,
-, -4011' ZUnOPEAX PLfl!,)
3. L. Kent.
Buntings, tee.
Fans and P arasols
3. L. MINT.
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(The anbiotnetrposm—we do not know who wrote
It—is one of the most beautiful of Its kind we film
ever seen. •We do not envy the heart that does not
thrill to its wild and tender music].
Backward, turn backward, oh, time In your. Bight.
Make me a child again, Just for to . -nlght
Mother, tome back from the °cholas* shore,
Take me again to your heart u of yore—
Hiss from my forehead the furrows of cue,
Smooth thefew silver threads out of my hair—
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep —
Rock me to sicep,.mother, rock-Me to sleep..
Backward, flow backirard, oh, tide of the years
I am so weary of toils and of tears—
Toll without recompermi—tears all in vain—
Take me and give me to my childhood again.
I have grown weary of dust and decay,
Weary of dinging my sours wealth away— -„
Weary of sowing fOr:others to reap;
Bock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.
Tired of the hollow, the base, the untrue,
Mottuir, oh, mother my heart calls for you!
Many,a summer the grass has grown green, -
Blossomed and faded—our faces between—
Yet, with strong yearnings and passionate pain,
Long I U 1.11110 3. for your presence again ;
Come from the silence, so long and so deep—
Mock me to sleep, another, rock me to sleep,
Over my heart in the days that are floWn,
No love like a mothers love ever has shown—
No other worship abides and endures,
Fsithful, unselliA, and patient like yours,
None like a mother can charm away pain
From the sick soul and world-weary brain;
Slumber's soft calm o'er my heavy lids creep—
'Bock me to sleep, mother, rock me to sleep.
Come let your brown hair, just lighted with gold,
Fan on your shoulders again as of old—
Let it fall forehead to-night,
Shading my faint eyes away from the light—.
For with Its sunny-edged shadows once more,
Haply will throng the sweat Visions of yore,
Lovingly, softly, Its bright billows sweep
Bock me to sleep, mother—rock me to sleep. •
Mother, dear mother, the years have been long
Since I last linsbed_tn,yonr lullaby song— _
Bing them, and unto mp soul it shall seem
Womanhood's years bare been but a dream;
Clasp to your anus in a loving embrace,
With your Irght lashes Juat sweeping my face
Mover hereafter to sake or to weep,-
Rock me to sleep, mother—rock me to sleep. •
fflictllaprott c i.
The Banker's Safe.
, A dark and stormy night in the
gloomy month of November dosed
over \ the great city of London, that
wondrous microcosm, and wrapped
alike palace s and hovel, park and
square, temple and warehouse, in its
heavy folds. The awnings flapped
and rattled in the blast, the swinging
signs creaked \ upon their irons, the,
trees in the open square groaned in
the surging breeze, and the flaring
street lamps were reflected in waver
lines in the pools of water that/col
lected fast, beneath thti rain that de
scended in sheets rather than in
In a wretchedly furnish'
in a.crazy old tenement that
the-help of abutting Inilldings, in one
of those narrow streets that run at
right angles with ,the Thames sat \ a \
wau, wasted old,„man, in a leathern
backed chair, cowering over the pale
and struggling flames of a scanty
coal fire. A/candle burned dimly on
a his side, and thereon
an empty phial, a spoon and a cup,
still savoring of some nauseous niix
lure, indicated, together with the as
pect of the shivering old man, that
he r was a confirmed invalid.
„ A counterpane and blanket spread
upon, the floor, a cnt-bed, two or three
chairs, some cooking utensils, a rack
containing an incomplete set of lock
smith's tools, compoSed the entitle
furniture of the wretched room.
Within the forlorn apartment all was
.silent and melancholy ; -but mingling
with the dash Of the rain on the win
dow, rose the hoarse tones of a rough
bacelanalian - chorus and the jingling
of ; cas and glasses that proceeded
from a party of .revelers in the room
The clikic :in - the neighboring
church tower struck the hodr, of
twelve. -A the vibrations were dy
ing on the air, the -door of the room.
opened, and a faint smile lit up the
countenance 'of,the\ invalid, as his
eyes rested upon the face- of a young
man of twenty-five, a handsome, frank
face, though traces of taco and illness
were stamped upon the fert \ tprea.
The new corner wore his lelit arm
in a slim , . He tossed aside his drip
ping felt hat and a. rough frieze'coat
buttoned round his throat, and ad
vanced to the fireplace, ,
”My dear father," he said, in an
anxionslone, how do you feel now ?"
• " Much as usual, Frank," replied
the inValid.•‘" Life within me is like
yonder flame—it .burhs low, with an
occasional flicker, and there is little
warmth in it."
" You will be b r by-and-by, sir.
Has the doctor bee ere 7" f
" Yes, he came her about an hour
since." .
" God bless hint-for his care ofyon I
Did he leitve anything ?"
" He. had no medicine with him,
Frank," replied The old man. 493ut
he left this prescription," and the in
valid pointed toga scrap of paper ly
ing on the table.;' "He was very !um
ious I should take this to-night. . 1 But
it is too stormy for you to go out
again. Frank 7 -I dare say it will be
-quite as well to-morrow.
" I care not for the storm," an
swered Frank Bedford, with, an ex
pression of pain and trouble, "but—"
He left the sentence incomplete,
and rising, paced the room to and
fro, with irregular ; and irresolute
" Hullo !" wheys the matter,
Frank ?" said a rough voice—and a
burly, ill-favored personage made his
way into the room. He was a young
man, but dissipation had done the
work of years upon his face. There
were lines upon his brow and at the
corners of his &de which were death
ly pale, though the eyes were blood
shot, and the lids red and swollen.
"Hush! don't speak so lond, Mas
ters—my father has just sank into a
dcize. How came you up so late?"
" Why. I:lay albed till twelve, you
see," answered comer. "And
then I've been having a jolly time
with the old , set below.' Why didn't
you join us ?" -
"You know very well, Jack," re
plied Bedford, "that I have no taste
for such - society.
Even if your comrades were more
reputable, do you think I could _en
joy myself, out of employment as I
am, with thisunfortunate lame arm,
and my father needing so mucheare
" What have you bees stiout to
day ?" pursued Molten.' • - .
" I've been seeking for work. I
can afford to be idle no long.' - ' :
"The The doctor said you must not
use your hand." ' •
"I cannot help it; necessity sari
"It was your own faidt your arm
was injured. It was mighty Quiz;
°tic deed:to fling yourself before a
pair of fiery hories that were rtmnipg
away, merely becatuse a painted stria
toemtic doll in the carriage was: in
danger of having Its pretty neck
"I merelyobeyed the impulse ofmy
nature," replied Bedford, calmly. "
did my duty and no more. Yon
would have done the same."
"Not I," replied Masters,; with a
sneering laugh. "I should have stood
back and let the horses rub. -It
would have been but one aristocrat
less in the'world. But you were-al
ways a sort of gentleman in your feel
ings. Quite above your fellows. It
was like you, too, -never to answer
that -advertisement 'in ',the Times,
which stated that if the person who
saved the life of a young lady in a
certain street, on such a dily, would
address X. Y. Z., he would hear of
something to his advantage!" .
" I scorn to accept a reward fot'..
service I'could not help rendering.
Besides, I was amply paid by the!
smiles and the- thanks of that beauti
ful girl - I bore in my arms from the
carriage. I could not appear before
her as a mercenary claimant for Te
"Aye—and, so rather than ask for
what the parties would have been
glad to give, you have .exhausted
your little savings, sold _your watchi
and books, and are now, I suppose,
reduced to your last ha'penny !"/
" By heavens ! you are right, Jack,"'
said Bedford. " I haven't a penny—
and here is a prescription the physi
cian has left, but I know , not - how to
procure the means of buying it." '
"See. what a thing friendship is "
said Masters, taking_i coin from his
wainscoat pocicet./."liere's a half
crown. I reckoned on converting it
tomorrow into Hollands. Take it I
Never say I deserted a friend in dis
tress. There it is." ' •
" You're/ a good , fellow at heart,
Jack; I / alwikys . said it," said Bed-.
ford, taking the coin.. "And I ac
cept this money with the. less .
tame because I am going to pueit to
abetter use : than you designed it for.
,Oh, Jack, wby don't you leave off
that one t evil habit?" • -
" Don't preach, boy,"said • Masters
—" but go and get your doctor AWL
The old man will want it when he
wakes up."
" Fool !" muttered Masters, when
the door closed on the young
smith. He isn't quite starved to m
purpose. yet,. But misery will bring
down his proud scruples. One evil
habit, did he say ? He forgot I have
,five senses, all cravings for enjoyment.
Work ! who would work in a city
like London, with wealth , hoarded' up
in Millions round him; 'only waiting
for the \ bold heart to snatch it? This
key.!" lie muttered, drawing out , a
smaltbilnis key as he spoke, must be
the basspda, to golden treasures.
The Old hunks, .would keep a pretty
round sum in' his safe. How strange
it should have fiillen into the bands
of the only man besides himselC and
Bedford, who knew`it and it&value.
I suppose I must trithe adventure
alone. Well—well—the, nest enter
prise I project, he shall alit me. The
loan of half a crown shall\he Odd
with interest" \\'; •
As Masters fi nished this sbliloquy,
Bedford returned with the meilicine,
and, thanking him for his kindness,
bade him good-night' The invalids
arOutikd from his slumber, and Frank
administered the medicine. In a few
moments the effect was perceptible.
; His eyes brightened, his breathing
became more regular, lie looked more
like himself than he had for many a
" Frank," be said, "I am afraid I
shall never be •able to repay your
"My dear failiCr," said the young
man;i" do not speak thus. Do I not
owe everything to you—not Only my
life—not-only the skill to which
owe my dailrbrea4, but the knowl
edge and the taste 'that solace my
sorrows and ' above my hum
ble *There!" \.. .
Th© old man shook his head.
" Life, my boy," said he, ".to us as
we are, is a weary burden ; the skill
you speak of barely suffices to keep
starvation at arm's length; and, lit
emtUre to the Helot
• is but a ques
tionable gift."
"I have not found it so," replied
" Has it never given you aspira,
tions inconsistent with your lot ?"
" It has given me aspirations, fath
er,-and hope. - Nothing is impossi
ble to the strpng heart and hand and
cultivated mind. I : look on the pri
vations we endure as temporary—l
promise myself to bend circumstan
ces to my will."
" May the future prove as bright
to you the past has been dark. to
me 1" replied the invalid. "Hear me,
Frank. I was not always the toiling
slave that you have known me. 31y
father was a man of - wealth. But all .
that 'wealth was destined for my el
der brother, and he fondly fancied
that he would gram it with the tastes
and accomplishments of a gentleman.
He was mistaken in his character--
all that Rupert Ilarland lived for
was gold--as the event has proved."
" Harland, then, was the family
name ?"-
"'lt was. For my'part,, though I
was fond of letters, I did not disdain
the mechanical arts. I amused
self. with learning the locksmith's
trade, and that confirmed my father
in his notion that I would never do
Credit to the family. Still the por
tion of a younger son was reserved
for me. But even that I' lost by my
own fault. I beelme enamored of a
beautiful girl, the daughter of one of
my father's cotters. Despairing of
ever gaining his 4:xonsent, and too hi
patient to - await the slow couriWof
events, I married her. My father's
indignation drove me fromhiathore ;:
I never saw his'faee again..',lle died
unforgiving, and left the whole of his
property to my brother.,/l dropped
the family name, assu med that' we
0 . 41 * bear, and' ante MPto Linidelt to
lortmatams DEMMatTioN ThOilt ANY 51trearla--
try my fo une, In this -overcrow
ed mart, O inteßeet and handwork i
steam is the remit, of ehanoe. , - 11
was of the many . unlucky.-.• My poor'
wife died in giving you birth ; since'
then your life and mine have. been a
aeries 'of continuous struggles for
mere exish3nce.- I have reached the
term of Mine - and I could die con
tent, but that-I know I leave only a
legacy of trouble to lu."
"My dear father, be f good cheer,"
said the young ajuin. Trust wimp ,
ury of ,
better *we.' But _have you
Bever made an effort to discoveryour .
brother ?" '
"Never—too well I know the'ob.
dunicy •of his nature. Besides, my
pride is equal to his;atid I would
ratheifstarve than owe existence to
his disdainfid charity." .
Frank Bedford was :not the only,
listendr to this tale, at the close of
whichifather and son retired for -the
night.l Eaves-dropping was one of
the amusements of Mr. Jack Maiters,
and feeling a peculiar - interest in the
young locksmith, he had during this
revelation, remained :with his ',ear
'glued to a crack in the old door; re.
tiring discreetly at its , close,lest, per
adventnre, Mr. Frank ,Bedford land
di c overed him, aid - cbasthied him
foxhis impertinent curiosity.
,' So, then," hd muttered, as he be
took himself to his dormitory,-net
" Mr. Frank/Bedford, after all, biat
Mr. Frank, Harland.. Harland! now
I think of it, that's the name of the
banker,on whom . l propose to operate
tomorrow. Well—well—this is a
queer world. Harland! and the silly
fool never worked that mine. As-
'ton-iehing. !".
* *
_Midday. The dim sunlight found
its way through gorgeous curtains
into. a small apartment, richly and
thickly carpeted, on the walls of
which hung several old family por
traits. On one side was a bookcase
aid writing-desk, on the other stood,
ill 1, small recess,an iron safe. There
were two, doors in this room the
Aka opening into the entryi the see
and into auother room. 1
Patel as a ghpst,,trembling in spite
of the or imis ltations he had taken
to inspire courage, there stood in the
center ofhe floor, no other person
than—Ja k Masters.. .
"If thi isn't the. most daring ex
ploit man ever attempted ! to enter a
house ut noonday 11 I'm 'astonished
at myself. But desperation works
wonders. Here's the safe, and here's
the key. Aid me, Satan, for one min
ute, and I'm yours tfuly, forever and
a day." -I
lle applied the' key to the lock and
lifted the , contained, !appar
ently, a mass' o papers. Opening
these carefully, Master's eYes I spark
led with lurid light as they rested-on
a well filled pocket book, which be
instantly secured.'i He was proceed
ing to search further when ,he heard
a- footsteOn the next room. Hastily
closing and locking the safe, he raw.
{shed with his prize through the door
which led . into thAntry.
A moment aft.erwards an elderly,
hard featbred man entered. He drew
a repeater from his pocket, consulted
it, and then walked the i room with
haity strides. '
" Time flieS," saki he ; I am waited
for on 'Change, and the, fellow is not
yet come. How confounded unlucky
was the loss' of that key. Old Trivet
dead, his shop burned doin 1 his
journeyman nowhere to be traced—
and the lock a secret. I wonder' if
Jathei will be more successful to-day
than he was yesterday." ;
- The door opened ; two men enter
ed. One waslthe , steward, the other
dur friend, FaankHarland.
k I " I. have found 'Mr; sir," said the
former, and he retired,eaving Frank
\ and 'the banker alone.
`" A locksmith VI sa d the banker,
hthightily. 1' You i+orked for Trivet,
I believe PI I -
" Till \ he died, sir," replied Frank.
- "Then\ you recognize that Safe ?"
"d do, sir—l put o the lock my
' self.lP N
"tan you Pick that lock?"
".I can. I constructed it myself."
"Very well: Lhave unrortunately
lost the key. i hate' urgent need of
paper i s it contains to-day. You will
open it. I will leave kunlocked to
day, securing the room it \ stands in.
To-morrow - you will return and ibe •
prepared to make another key." 1
• The locksmith went t 4 work. In
a moment thesafe was utilockeil l\ and
Frank stood back, giving the banker
the pleasure of lifting the lid himself.
" You ate a good workman," said'
he. " What is the 'natter with your
"I met , wfth --ace ent three
weeks age." I
- - "Vbry well. Here are o twq g ulp
eas. Are you sufficiently paid P"
"yen well; If I had aduge I
wenild I return .yon a portion .of this
money." - . -
" Don't talk to me of change. Put
up youimoney—and leave me—l am
busy. come back at the same hour
"One moment, sir, if yeti please,"
said Frank, whose eyes had been at
tree* by a portrait on the wall.
"lint pray whose likeness is that ?"
" That, sir," said, the banker, red
dening-tuts a portraitnf---ofla mem
ber of t the family."
"It is very strange !"''said Fmk,
"Strange that I should have por
traits) of members of my family hang
brig up in my Louse ?" - ' 4
"No, sir • not that; but the refiera
blance," staiamered Frank. ,
''"The resemblance / to whom—tO
whom, sir?" asked, the banker tines&
" To my father, sir," replied Frank.
,"Your Esther I upon my word
that's good./ I am much honored, I
Assure yod. - Have you any -more
gees font to ask about my picture,
sir ? You seem to be a connoisseur."
Frank uttered a sudden exclama
tion.—Directly opposite - hung the
lif-like image of the beautifnl young
iirllthom he bad so - lately saved
from destruction at the risk of his
own,life. .
"One Word more," he stammered,
pointing to the picture. " Pray,
who is that?" •
KMy daughter , s ir; ' said the bank-
Prl shottlY• •
uAnd your na— yo
thoughtl l4 ... l4 -mver3Ths . Rupert
* * *
-,,',.:' - - "A" %-rt- - C : - :;i:. ,--_l'...,':'
me: -- Go now,-and • attend to.iyou
b*nepor-bmire , sae the=_Eauto .prliki
lege." 'l' - • • ..
•• _ ,__' s
- "Harland I Harland " cried int&
"Oh,uncle, dOn't you recegniso a
finally. likenesa .in my face,? don't
your. heart , fell you *at, Your nephew.'
stands before you Y '
::; /- ; ;.--.-
" / 6 . the ream! , via 4 ? L You.,my
nephew,t I haVe/110, nephew t . I
had a brother-4 c l: erne--but he is
deid-4lead! , ' ~.: . .-., , , . •
"He is notd l" .cried Frank,
Arita , . ..
" triougn Tert i ciay • may , end his
sufferings."/.Yon or -is his,- portrait,
bal e
y0ur5....1 ew it at a-glance,
thO g 4 years of privation - .and toil,
,wrought a fearful change. Yet
the are his mild eyes, his look of
proud humility—the - bearing . of the
,gentleman :that :nothing , can extin
guish: 014- air, listed to your better
nature. , Extend • pier hand, and
solace the declining and forlorn old
age, or at least close the dying eyes
of that poor old man. . I ask nothing
for myself, I am young and hopeful,
and shall soon be strong again t. but unable to provide , the comforts
of life fOr my , poor r dying father."
The banker stood silent for a
moment. I Emotions were evidently
struggling at lua heart to which he
had long been a stranger, but evil
habits mastered them, and after a
moment he - appeitreti once , more
stern, calm, impassive. -
"Let. me hear no more of this," he
said,'" if you value your libe,rty. - A
man of my position is accust omed to
tricks of impostors and knows how
to deal' with them. - I ant a magis
trate, y oung man, and if I said the
word, I could preVent you of being
any aid to your father-if- indeed
you have one. - Take this word of
friendly caution,. and le gone.—
There, is no occasion for your re
turning tomorrow.. I will And a
enbstitute for this lock you opened
with such suspicious dexterity."
Frank essayed a reply, but his
organ of speech failed him. And
th s was , his uncle--the, father of that
girl whose face htuiliaunted,him like
a spell for the pakt month I His
heart swelled within him as he left,
hopeless, indignant and despairing,
the princely-mansion of the;= hanker.
fie made up his mind to sa l ); nothing
of the adventure to his father, as he
feared the effect of the agitation he
was sure it would produce on his en
feebled frame.
As. he was entering, with a sad
heart, his own ,miserable lodging=
house, he encountered Masters, who
was ou the watch for him. - A glance
showed - that he bad been drinking
deeply, and be tried to pass him with
a brief 'word - of salutation, but be
found he was not to be shaken off so
"I've been waiting, for . yon," said
Masters. "I've important-business
with you.'l
"1 must see my faller," said
Frank, peremptorily.
"No hurry.- The doctor has just
gone out,- and says he, is _getting on
well. I gig '
you my word of honor,
I speak the' ruths Come into my
Frank followed Masters into Ms
room.. -Hi was somewhat alarmed
and annoyed when be saw him lock
the door and .put the key in his
pocket. They seated themsel , ies at
a table, on which stood *pipes and
tobacco, two tin cups and a quart of
" Here's to you, my boy!" said the
burglar, filling the cups. " What,
you i won't drink P.
Then there's
am efor me. Your health."
" You shan't drink,any more,
Jack," cried Frank. "ou've drank
too much already.—You're killing
yourself." • •
" Weill—, what of it?" replied the
other, " I'm on the high ' road to
fortune, and can do as ,1 like."
" Say rather, on the high road to
the gallows." replied Frank.
Come, Frank—now seally that's
quite ungentlemanly—quite un
worthy of you," hiccoughed Jack.
" For I know you are a gentleman
-a real gentlenian, by. -George! and
the heir to an immense fortune."
• *"what do you • mean? cried
Frank .
"I know what I say," said. Jack.
" I'm all right, Frank Harland."
" Harland I Then you know—"
" Everything, my. boy. Mum's
the word!. I love you, Frank—l've
loved you , upward of six years, Ah,
•we used to have good times atold
Trivet's. Well, well I there's no help
for it, Max and I have struck hands
' for life, and I must be a luck cove
till I die in the gutter."
\'', Not so Jack," cried F ank earn
estly,—" The most inveterate inebri
ate may reform. Givenp the bottle !"
"The bottle is the grit round of the
ladder tO , ,the gallnws, I stand on
the second," said the burglar, gloom
ily. '
" What do you mean? cried Frank
in alarm. / \
"Do you know this- key ? said
Jack, holding up a small brass • key.
" Knorr it ! I forged, it myself. It
is the key to the banker's safe."
"Ay, my boy, the sank," •
,"You. stole it." \ . •
Y" I did, not steal it. - I saw s it drop
from the tanker's pooket, and \picked
it up in the street." ,
" I am -glad of it—l breathet freer.
Then you mean to
_restore it, and
claim the Toward." .' ,
• ".Not such a fool as that. It has
secured me one treasure—it shall Un
lock more." '
" The banker has missed the key
and sent for the to pick the lock.
He will watch over the safe night
and day till he has secured another
lOck." - , • _ -
• 4 Then that-lay,;-is done. with,"
said the burglar..., " Frank, you're
my friend, I know.” -
- • "Your true friend, Jack, ,so help
me God! ",
"Then • I'll trust everything - to
yob," said Masters, speaking each
moment with more difficulty, at the
liquor he had drink had operated on
his-brain. "I'm goiugto,make your
fortune, and You mart take care of
Mine.' - He "prodieed ikpocketoboOk
and placer( It •in ••• Frank's hinds.
0 Tao Care of that it's yours. Wake
me up_wheuloti've read , th opapeil
In •. it = 2'm . ' slee.Py-,-irake,—nre—up .
pre . -*Hsi! t o clroPping :ail bend
upon tabl011 1 e . :118 15 . noon burled
* l4,
in. a 'polrffiken r illeep,. -, ..,'.,-' ',. and : 4
' - r,zlf .- opmed:the:sicivl
took from It, a folded •Aloctunent.. It .
was the last. will, and testament of
James' Harlind of. Harlandf Minor,
Iseicesterehire,..revoked former will
by which all property wasiefte to
hie elderaan..ltubert Harland, and
dividing MI estate equally, between.
'lmparts, and _Frances 'Harland his
youngersoni or, in the event of the
lat*rs's decease, his son's heir.
The perusual of _this , paper threw .
Frank into a strange agitation. The
banker hsd <fraudulently suppressed
this: will, but then it had fraudulent
13r faften into Frank's hands. After
a mommitlehesitation he resolved to
carry It to his uncle. Taking the
key of the door from the pocket of
the slumbering -thief, he made out of
the house,. and in a few moments
stood, unannounced, in the presence
of the. banker. , .The latter wee not
alone ,beside hhriatood.lis beauti
ful daughter. :
Before her father bad time to utter
the exclamation. of angry surprise
hick rose' to his lips, she sprang
toward Frank and grasped him by the
" - My preserver!" she exclaimed.
"Dear. father," She added, leading
the -reluctant young man forward , .
" here is the brave 'young man who
saved my life at the riskof hia own,
the person we have so long and fruit
lessly, sought."
" Is it possible ?" . cried the banker.
" I am deeply your debtor, sir, and
will endeavor to repay you by more
than words. It is not in the nature
of Rupert 'Harland to permit any
man to remain his creditor. I pra
you to forgive the hasty words I ut
tered this , morning." ,
"It is enough that you acknowl
edge that you were -mistaken in my
character sir," replied Frank. "The
gratitude; exhibited by Miss Harland
more than repays me for my slight
suffering." -
" Then you were hurt ?" cried Miss
Harland. "'You wear your arm in a
sling. HoW dreadful?"
"It is nothing madam,". said the
locksmith "I am fast recovering the
use of my. • arm.--Mr. Harland, I
wish to say a few words' in private
with yon.
"Certainly, sir, Maria, my love,
leave us alone, if you please."
"Don't leave the house, sir, with
out seeing me again," said the young
Frank bowed, and she retired.
"Excuse me, sir,". said Frank, "I
shall detain you but a moment. • Mr.
Harland; your house, this room,
was entered to day at noon •by a
" Impossible!" •
"It is - too true, sir. A person'
found the key of your safe which you
dropped in the street. I restore it
to you, sir—there it is. By means
of that key, however your safe had
been opened before by services were
called in."
"I tell you sir," said the banker,
" that is quite impossible. With my
servant about—at n( day—it could
not . be !"
"It was, sir," said Prink, "and
the proof is here, " and he handed
him the pocket-b ook.
"'You seem the, soul of honesty,
and will reply truthfully to my ques
tiori. Are you acquainted with the
contents of this pocket-book ?"
"I am; sir."
" You knnw,then,"-said the banker
"that-it contains the last will and
testament of, my lather, though I
have' suppressed it, and hold , my
pioperty under the will which he re
"I do. And that it given half of P
a vast estate to my father, who is
now sick and suffering the rigors i of
extreme poveity. I know moreor,
that nothing ptevents the prov)ig of
his identity, and thaywith t at will
in our possession, we co d blast
your reputation and brin ou under
the strong arm of the 1 ." -
" Then why did yo estoreit?"
"Because themill as stolen—and
I preferred to pla it in your hand,
is ,
- and to rely for 7 stitution on your
sense of justic ,lunted, but not, I
hope, destro d. I - came to say to
you, Rupe Harland, you would
have bee childless 'but for me—but
for me u would be a branded felon
—no use me as'you will."
T i he breast of the banker heaved
with mighty emoVonS 7 -he gasped for
reath—he shaded ,hi s. eyes with hii
hands, and then the teardrops burst
forth in a shower, and he ept like a
child. ' •
" God bless you, Frank Hirland,"
he said—" God bless you—yOu are
worthier of wealth and happiness
than I am. You have conquered
me • restored my earlier and better\
self. - I cannot-4 cannot, for my
daughter's sake,' acknowledge to the
world that I have been a villain—
bat I can divide with 'my 'poor, -
wronged brother all that I possess-,
all the vast wealth which Mammon
worship has amassed.' Tell me where
my poor brother is l iving—or rather
dying." .
Frank gave him the address.
"Let me go to him alone," said the
banker. "For no one m a st witness the
interview. Fear not. I will break
it to him gently--tenderly. In the
meantime go to my daughter. She
expects you in the next room.. Tell
her she has a cousin."
"And a lover," thought.the lock
smith. 1,
\ The' sunshine 'of prolperity soon
restored the health of Francis Har
land, arid when it was completely re
established, the nuptials of Frank
and Maria- Harland were solemnized
with the , greatest splendor. If the
old proverb be true' that " love laughs
at locksmiths," it is now proved that
locksmiths do not always iaugh at
jack Masters, -haying expressed
bis repentance and signified a desire
to "leave the country, for his
country's goal," was furnished with
a round sum of money, with which
he 'took his departure for Canada,
'wharei it Is _hoped and believed, he
beeame'a usefUl Member, of society..
.Ik* exquisite trent nto the country in
iearoh of a farircand finding the for saki,'
began to bargain `:.The;sonar mon.
Weed, as 9110 _of the ; farm's recommends
tioni,-that- It had"a very cold Spring on It.
!‘Ah—ew :"? said.the fop "I,won't taco
it then, for ' l've heard that a had Brian.
'rained th e( cropswlsolt Teal", and I. don!t,
i Want iklibtOoylur;snah. ihrimbwk-:stainl:l
.: , .
* 1 ,-*
;?,.' Till'oooti wiimini;
Utilities are the tieee ; their purple breaches
Spreid theataeliteliabroatl, like rots of east,
ine red sea of thewinter Sunset.
Ttom thq hundred. itilmoess of to
Like the Almet fa the Auld= stini, •
, , Smoky
Tower pitt Into the nit ofsitnherg, . .
At the wlndoer Winks the flickering Areligiit,
Here aid there the °limning gummier,
Social irstAa .ins • -
Anrinipne =tether through the der
ir ti Inteu.
.•r , .
On the hearth llghted,logs are glowing, ,;
And like Arles In the eleven pine tree ' •
' iltor Its freedom
Groans and sighs the air Imprisoned in them.
By the 'lmelda the eld 'pas seated!,
Facing ratted elites In ABMs,
Of the put, artist IL can meet restore them.
By therlreslde there an youthful dreamers,
Btil!illsx castles [air, with stately sialnisys,
1 halt* blladly '
(AM" FIRLUre what It cannot give them.
the fireside tregedles are acted, .
In whose liantes appear two scion only—
Mite and hatband. -
And elan them God, the spectator
By the dreside there Is peace and eonifot
Wine and children, with fair, thoughtful foam:
*siting, watching
Ford well-know a fOotstep In the passage.
Each man's ehtdmey In his Golden Milestone ;
Is the central point from willeb hersiessures
' Every distance -
Through the eatewais or the around itin;
in his Wettest wanderings atm he sees _'-
Hears the talklngibunnahe answering night-wind,
As be beard tlunri
When bit sat with tiler who were, bat are not.
Happy, he whom neither wealth, nor fashion,
Nor the march of the encroaching city,
- Drives an exile
From the hearth of his ancestral home Stead.
We may build more splendid habitations, • -
Ylll our rooms with paintings and with sculptures.
. • But we cannot
Buy with gOld the old assoelatioas I •
-Longfei(oto. 7
pinks are fruit ; sohiS are but leaves.
KINDNESS IS the high, tide of the soul's
Nowsn's pdetry--'The Song of the
t3cYthe." ' • ',,.
Howtrss little we have to ,do, let' us
do that little well. • n • . -
• WHY is a shin of beef like a tradition?
Because it is a leg-end.
. •
WE are, alt poor just as we want more,
and rich at we wantless.
No'disguise can conceal love where it is,
nor feign it where it is not.
- THE weakest spot in every man is where
he thinks.himself the wisest. - •
Hs that cannot bear with other people's
passions, cannot govern his own. --, _
LIGHTNING might do more'sometimes
if it wasn't in such an awful hurry.
Tss'Greeks kept no cats, and .wpre,no
j boots; hence they hadno use,. for boot
acks. ... '7 .
A CARRIAGE that never wears out and
never goers out of fashion : The whirligig
of time:
Taz road to ruin is always kept in !..=
order, and those who travel it pay the = -
Max believes himself always
..: =r
than hi is, and is esteemed less. . , . he is
worth. . . .
I mix. listen to anyone's == . victims,.
but pray keep your doubts . • ourself. I
have plenty of my own. _ •
Wile is powerful? He lio can control
his passions. W ho is •h ? He who- is
contented with what has..
IT is a plod rnortif g reflection of any
man to consider w at ire has done, ' com
pared with what e might have done.
Mew barren oiprinciple and yet loud in
his profession,,df friendship, is to be shun
ned as you w6uld the devil himself.
As they Yassed a gentleman whose op
' tics were terribly on the bias, little Dot
mon'urmutred "
I ; "Ma, he's got one eye that
d .
Now York Times calls atkintion to
" scientific . fact that the species of we
an popularly; known as the female re
lormer is unusually thin and bony." .• '
DR-urn:is the liberator of him whom
freedom cannot release, the physician of
him whom medicine cannot cure, and the
comforter'of hies whom_ -time cannot con
sole. .
A iioir at. Sunday-school, when .asked
who made the beautiful surrounding hills,
replied that he did not know, as his pa=
gents had only moved- into the town the
day before.'
Wliznit mortal eyes, looking at the out
ward appearance, contemplate only the
frail child of earth, the divine vision may
distinguish an heir of eternal glory, a son .
of .God yet unrevealed.
Cunt' JosErn declines the proposition
to send twelve of his young braves to col
lege. He fears that at college they will
learn to fight and shoot at sophomores,
and thus become blood-thirsty. •
A POLITICAL speaker accused a rival of
"unfathomable meanness," and then, ris
ing to the, occasion, said : "I warn him
not to persist in his disgraceful course, or
he'll find that two of us can play at that
-Tan Rome Sentinel says : "It was cold
enough last night,- for we found ice a foot
thick at our door this morning. That's
because the ice-man mistook the house
for that of the man who had paid up the
day before.
Tan Fourth of July is about the. only
'day in the year on , which a man may blow
his bead off without- becoming an object
of \ unfavorable criticism. This . alone
ought tomake it a popular day with peo
ple who \ regard-suicide as a road to peace.
DID the prophet Isaiah ever eat at sk
railway illation P It certainly looks so,
for how could he have described it so lit
erally. Rho bad not? "He shall snatch
on the right hind and be hungry ; and he .
shall 'eat on the' ft and shall not be
satisfied? \
Two young men ivere out fishing the
other day, and on returning were going
past a farm house and feltbungry. They
yelled to the farmer's daughters :
have you- any buttermilkr The reply
was gently wafted back tR their ears
" Yes, but we keep it for our own calves."
THE greatest man is. he who choodes
right With . the most invincible resolution ;
who resists the serest temptation from
within and from without ;' who bears.the
heaviest birdens Cheerfully ; who is calm
estin storms and most fearless under men
aces and frowns ; whose reliance on truth,
on virtue, and on God, is most unfalter-
As old Scotch lady had an evening par
ty where a young man was present who
was about to leave for an appointment to
China. As he was exceedingly extrava
put in his conversation about himself,
the old lady said, when be was leaiing,
" Tak 'old care o' you ...I, lay nian, *hen
ye're awa • for, mind -, they eat puppies
in China." - ' '
. Lasircalbtit SL.-4 - parrot created - "a
sensation in . a imams car on - the
Chicago,, Burlington and Quiicy , rail
road the , other day. The 'cage was
inclosed in paper and Set on a coffin,
and;was soon forgotten. As the coal,
ductor - asd other trainmen were.
ing through =the car they beard
sepulchral -volt* issuing apparently
from the' coffin, crying, 'x Tatham
out They *ere startled end fright
ened,- ,thought they hat sigurq
- . _
4 fAs- f i fY Oft.
4 4 4.7 4 -a. -- t* • 41 3,z
~ A
;Annum : h
mcnuannuortLlMlE. -
The Vir‘vinhy City :4 1 typriptiale:ts
recent issue 11411: '
. At about 11 o'clock yeitorday fore: , •
noon, as the : tank which is. ins)d- -
bailing, Rater;; from the , shalt at.the' t ,- : "
Vard 'mine Was being ' Ifebitdd tn . the'
ourface, the engineer on day, Geo: -
N. - Bauer, - eccidentirallowedltio'bir'
Tin/aviator the. sheave - . fl'he
which is of 60ft gallons capacity, was '
full of .water, and'when it struck_the
shieve the Alerts by means.of which:
it wan fastened to the steel wire cable
was broktn.. The tank was of wood
and:ran on guides,tbename as 'a cage.
When it parted from the cable 'it ...-
went down the shaft, like a leaden
plummet, a distance of 1,350-feet to
the water at the bottom:,
Seven men Were - somewhere at the
bottom of the' shalt: News of , the
spread - rapidly, 'Mid: *Superin
tendent Thayer • was tom ...on the •
ground, and promptefforts were soon
made to ascertain the fate Of the lien •
The hoisting tank fell doWn to,the
south. compartment. The next.vom
'partment north is the one in which
the cage was used. The first - move'
was to try to hoist the cage to the'
surface:. A A move was made to do
this, but no sooner had the cage been
started than a signal came up from
below to stop. This showed -that
some men were alive.
The nien below then struck twenty
bell& It is the Cornish death signal.,The men above again tried to hoist
the cage; and sharp and unmistakable'
came the signal to stop. Again came
up the twenty belli These were fol
lowed by the other signals that could
not be understood. Several times it
was thought that those might be
ready to have the cage hoisted, and
careful efforts were made to move it
up, but every time came up the per
emptciry " Stop !" It was finally Con
eluded that some orie was wedge.fin
between the cage and timberi 1 the
compartment, and no furth effort
at hoisting was made. , -: •
As the news of the acci . nt spread
people came from all d* ections and
crowded into the w• ks. Among
these were the wives : .d' children or
some of the men •ho were in the
shaft, and the frie .ds and relatives
of others.. .- 1
As the edge r
art,effort Was ..:
With the m • . •
the situati ~
ant , l . : r
• hic i 1 , -
a k:
/could not -be moved
Jade. - to communicate
and learn something of , -
n at the botton4„ot the
direction of Superintend
jeer, a rope was lowered to
'was attached two lanterns and
of board and pencil, so that
Jse uninjured below might make
inir wants known, But when it.
was hauled up one lalitent was gone, -
the other estiniraished and It was'
clear that it had - 'failed to reach its
destination. L
What now seemed necessary to, be
done was to make a descent into the
shaft. In order , to allow of this be
ing,done the cable attached to
cage in the depths bad to be anchor
ed to the surface so securely that its
entire weight might be sustained and
then detached from the reel. This
was done and the - cage was , put in
place. As. soon as all was - ready,
and it took hours of preperation,
John Oswell, foreman of the Julie
and Ward, took two companions,
tools, lanterns, etc., and started for
the depths. The guidds and timbers'
in the shaft had been so badly dam
ged by the-deeent.of the tank that it ,
took forty-Minutes - for this cage to
reach the bottom of the shaft.
It had been agreed upon between
Superintendent Thayer and the fore
man that if any men were dead he
aboard, as "soon aathe cage reached
the bottom, ring six bells, and then
one for each death. ' •
When at last the cage stoppedaad
no signal came up the suspense of all -
at the surface was terrible. Whakto
make of all this silence of the bell no
one knew. At - last the bell began to
strike and all present began to count.
No death signal was sounded, but in
stead clear - and .enraistskable,. the
si g nal to hoist. -
AS the cage 'tame' 'to tin surfaee
five men were seen on it—the three
who went doWn and two others, one
of whom Was supported by his com
rades: The joy -of all was - great
when it was announced that the two,
men on the cnge were the only ones
hurt--:that all left'below were sound
and well; ' .
It was soon-ascertained from the -
men that the lucky escape was owing . -
to the faet,„ that , all - the men in the
bottom of the shaft were in the north
compartment, out of the way: of
harm, except Faull and O'Mara.
They were in the tank compartment
and must have been instantly killed
had they not heard the tank coming
down the shaft. They dished into
the middle compartment, in 'which
was the cage with a car on it. They ,
-tumbled ,into and over the, ca 'and
cage just in time to escape the failing
A Vicksburg wife informed her
husband the Dither morning.that she
was working herself into the grave
for the want of a hired girl, and as
he went out, she leaned back and fell
to weeping. The,children were mak
ing a noise-in the hall as he passed
"You Want to stop MS racket
Your mother - won't live a week, and
when you get a stepmother here next
spring, she won't put up .with any
such fooling
When he went home to dinner, his
wife met -him with'a-smile and said:
•' -Isn't onrs a cosy borne, Richard,
with only our own little family, to
look after'?"
NEvictrEssioil,--A young lady
in Vassar College, - 'at'.an everdng
partk, found- it' apropos - to' use-the'
expre,ssion PrJordan is a bird road
to travel l ":biit thhdilogllutt, too
gar, dubstitueedthoifollowing:, "Per
ambulating progression - in' a pedes ! -
trian excursion :don the:ill:x.lE2od '
thoroughfare of-fortune-cast - up by ,
the banks of the ispar.kling river, of
Palostiric; - As attended with e' bete
roanneeturtmegionieration of tuifbie.
seen didiculties.": t't .`
IT is glut blunder, in tinvilmitsidt:Ot
irappiness vet tpo know viiiina Ira ltivegok
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