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ita..k offers unusustfaeliitles for the trauF,
o: a ueherai Linking, business.
N. NAIETTS, Cashier
~ .'EELEY'S OYSTER BAY AND
I : I 'I:OI'I.:ANOt . : 4 E.—A few ths;l74..louthof
110:v.". Roan! by the 'day or week on
- t..rta., 'Warm locals servod at all hours
ht hole:ste alai retail. folorrr.
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(...t.:TII ,rtI:LIQ SQUARE.)
T‘ wrB..k.7l4l‘rti b3B been thoroughly ren
' • ‘,• .i_ti, , uglifrat, and tlie preprie
• I p:r•ihin , .•,' I, tall' arromni(xia.
:lie "bur, ti., Tea. 40111140 gerlll3.
E. A. J.E2ill7.lNtis.
(oN T1;1' EC NOVE..t N PLAX,
t'• MAINA IVASI(INGTON STREETS
Til'a large, enrolollon and errantly-funtl.ho , l
jam:b.:en op.nrtt to iha travellvg lAN*
na,19,;.;,1 I.: :01 er IUILISMCCII.CDSO
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lltis tirl3l-e'a:4 In all Its appotrit
-7.;t I r...pvc-tfitll4: t. , ,,11dts a clure of- pul,ll‘7
NI EA. 1.5,. !CT ALL HOURS. Tanis
Large s.eable 4 nttattell,
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T.RALLIa, Juno 7, -77-tt.,
'COODRICH & HITCHCOCK, Publisher's.
Slowly we Other and with rain .
From ready toils a scanty gain ;
We strive to know, but scant our powon , ,
And shed the time and strait the bounds.
Awl ever-misurMounted towers
Thu mortal balder that surrouuds
Qui. being; and the body still,
int 'periwig slave; betrays the will.
Slowly we gather.aitti with pate—
llat quick the scattering again ;
Whether It chance the falling brain
Lets slip the.treasure it hail: woo
Through wary dap, or sudden blow
Lays the extbltattt red fabric. low,.
And all our doing is undone. .
Slowly a nation builds Its life
From barbarOus chins !idol:lw'
And kindly social ties and awn
Of powers divine. For civil strife •
Still optan wide . within the walls
The yawning gulf that will not Close
l'ntil the ii,b:t!nt Tle:1111 falls;
Or, fierce without, the shock bf foes,
In eit ; wild 'tour of blood u'erthrows
The laborof the patient years.
And wheu at last the wink appears,
Onupicte in stately strength to stand
'lot with parricidal blow, -
Or wad atubition't, traitor Muni,
Fier.i.2 clutching at the tyrant's crown.
In headlong ruin...lays it low ; -
Orbruto battalions tread it down, -
Or case, and luxury, and sin,
Fell cankers Eown of ii , ace, th!vour,
Till trappings of itupetlal power
Hide but the living death within.
lirti iloubticss growth repairs decay,
And still the.great world grown to more,
Though inert and nations pa,s away.
lint what If at the source of day
Some cosmic cliauge. calmust the Store
Which fords the myriad ferias of life?
What if sortie halm:l,7lmm' strife
Should rise so high the solar fire,
That all this solid earthly frame
81Millt1 In as brief a space expire
As ralu-drip.sga a furnace flame?
Liver green and mead ms a tiny' rill rail,
t Tittle precious ft - Aviv:le ;)
t•lw was la y •I.new, a! al Ulm .arty Iwgau
Gayly !Ill••.lag Is I th all that F•lie.
Ile: rayon, as . 40(11.51,1ea Ole./ grae,fltlly
ile.gar.ilt.s., nC ~h c.. 111 they iulgitt
:::4,11,•at hths the bmoet'llp.: r ? 'l•
The Re."..t—rlare the la/el of a Inc.
Would leap frott,ohe rock to an..ther In play,
MI her 1.7.14,4 ; '
Llt.e a natal let the tlazzl:i1:: •Itu-Anittestspray
I , ao m pri,timtie goat, ror.tl,l her head.
wet Um., she wool!' lash hervOf littd tn..% '
And rush roaring and seething ::lung.;
Tin a Lit of sniouth gloand Would het oirger,.l.s
1,p11,14 nvzrnittr a song.
MRS. WILKIN'S DUTY.
She "al way tried to do it," she
said, but. like the kitchen work of
poor hou-.ekeepers, it was never
dor.6 up.' Tim insisted that there
was more than belonged to one fam
"Aunt 'Liz'butli took in a good
deal for other folks;" and once he
slily cluaeil a sign. upon the' front
door, " Duty Done here.'' I3ut then
Tim ha'l arrived at that peculiar age
when a boy has no tight and is need
ed to run er•rands, and it is probable
that duty-hi.-; aunt's, not. h s own—
interfered. with his comfoit even
more than that of older people.
In truth, Mrs. Wilkinrs duty was
nut a convenient article to hall, about
a house. It Was
,a bristling . , aggres
sive :Adair, always . sprincring up un
expe.et6dly. like one of the dogs so
unaccountably petted in some house
holdsl for their sole virtue of being
alwais in the way. Moving forward
one rXins against the creature and It
growls; moving backward, one steps
upon its tail and it snails. It lies on
the T;n6l: piazza to be carefully step
ped over in -the day time and dast
ardly stutuaed over, at night; and
haunts the front steps to bark at CV
cry visitor coming in and howl at„ey,
cry member of the family • going
7) E T 1,7:L5
Mrs. Wilkin kept no dog, but her I
duty sniffed an . - opportunity and
pounded out of its hiding place, wi,
there came a timid- little knock at
the dinirg-room door in the early
moiming,sand its answering revealed
a small, quiet-faced, brown-Lobed fig
ure—face and dress 'both past Um .
freshness of their youth—carryinga
Come in questioned Mrs. Wil
kin,.with only half nn inTitation'in
The' acceptance was a half one like
wise: The little brown woman step
ped in ceriainly, and poised herself
on the outer edge of a chair nearest
the door. -
" I called to see if - 3;ou wiint
to buy some knitted .%articles, or to
engage some work of that sort," she
began in a, gentle, depheating race.
" Well, I .don't," interposed Mrs.
Wilkin, very positivety; - 4 ' I do all
sneli work myself:"
;I didn't know. Many 'ladies
haven't time,-and I'm glad to do it."
"I suppose so; but I consider it
my duty to do all 1 can myself and
set other folks the example,.whether
they follow it' or not,". said Mrs.
Wig:in, with - .a slight gesture like
emptying her hands of 'responsibili
ty. "If 1 was going to give tout
work atalLit, would be sonic--bard
jobs 04 it would be a help to be rid
of,' not the • pick and choice little
things that I can rest and work:at;
but I ain't as particular as some, so
1 de all kinds myself." • , -
A faint flash crossetVthe_yisitor's
thin thee. She was .not quite sure.
she hid been called insolent and ad
vised to go to work and earn, an -boa
-est living ; the words only had an
uncomfortable sound •, so her lips
kept their titnid,gentlesmilei though
they trembled a little. She held first
One hand in its thin cotton gloroOnd
Fels. 14, 1£.178
Yet, If unr truth ix not the ,eheuiely
t prh,tly bqt
AV i4:1211 :Mlle fair illusion caught
la ta.g.own ehl:dinh thought
I f fatm•ts tells as floe, "Ty day
•I'na Chin: Irlvla , to ll'othL•l: ef n lap:'
If he is a mail who, icod'tho brit .
if Schnee In her whilo. , t range,
it the law of ceasele'is vliapgo,
ontent we 6aow that Ilves of men
11*.t,* th,..lea,,es of aping away—
That time isill bring Its final day
To the great world Itself, secure
The Eternal Manhocid shall endure.'
—Fem . d.llo , Loudon SiJirt,,/tpr. t.
A CHINESE SONG
6 :ltlerletl (Tale
"Good-morning, Mrs. W•iikin."
. - •
then the other to the fire; glanced I
down at her feet with a aim .thought
that if theYbad - always • chosen the
Smoothest path it had yet. been rotigh
enough to wear out her. Shoes - fastei
than-she could replace them ; then
she arose to go.
" Wasn't you rather hard on. her,
'Li4'beth?" asked Mr. Wilkin, with '
a reg retful , glance 'at the door aa-it
Mrs, Wilkin returned to her seat
at the breakfast table and surveyed
him over the shining tin coffee pot.
"Hard on her? I-only told. her
what I do, and if that pricks her
conscience and makes heruncomfof;
table, it's nbt my fault. But you
needn't worry; . she just' said good.
morning,' -15t4 sweet as ever. -She's
one of the weak kind that can't be
stirred up and, haven't- spunk enough
to .say their souls are their own.
wonder what such people arc good
.for ; never make the world
any better, that's sure: They haven't
courage enough to help put down
any evil if it was right under their
noses; they'd only stand. and smilC.
The. very sight of one, of 'cm pro
vokes me ! . I consider it my duty to
speak out when I. see things going
" But then. everybot e Ty - ain't alike,
'Liz'beth," interposed Alr.
"Needn't tell me that !
enough," snapped . MrS. Wilkin.
"Just look at this neighborhood—
peaceable, orderly place two years
„ago; and now there's a mill started
and all sorts of vagabondS brought
here to work- in it. If I'd had my
way they wouldn't have Come, and
now they're here so.nebody ought-to
keep sharp watch on 'cm. - But that's
the trouble; there's -so many mild,
easy folks that want to sit still and
(.10 the - knitkin' work of life -that
there's precious few left, to take any
care of the good of society."
don't see as the mill folks have
dune any mischief yet,'Liz'beth."
" Of course you don't see, and no
body else sees but I lincqv there's
somethin ,, goin'. on, when the lower
part of the milt—that old. empty
storeroom back where it can't be
seen from the street—is lighted up
two or threenights-every week," said
Mrs. Wilkin triumpantly.
"..I've watched the twinkle through
th.a shutters, tight as they're shut,
and seen folks slippin' in through the
door, too. It's time it was looked
after, and - Pll do my duty, if nobody
else does. There may be a gang of
thieves or counterfeiters starting for
all we know!"
A suppressed giggle made Tim
suddenly cough and put down his
coUec cup. , '
" Timothy!" exclaimed his aunt,
sevcrely,." if ,you can't drink coffee
without loin' so fast that you
choke yourself, you'll. have to go
without it. Pll.do my best - to brin.i;
you up right, whatever comes of it."
Bringing up Tim in the way lie
should go was one of Mrs. Wilkin's
strong points. lie was the• son o
her niece ; and Belinda had married
,d4l opposition to her. aunt's advice.
:‘II.S. Wilkins -protested, and then
Wished tier handS of the whole mat
terN, Jut ashen the poor man was so
inconSiderate as to die and leave Be
linda Wi \ th half a dozen children just
when-she„needed his help, Mrs. Wil
kin's ()Onion of his general "slack
nes:i" was. verified. Tkeyamily were
poor, of course. She didn't believe
in sending in - inang things7eself4le
.pendeney was a dnt3'—but Jim ()tier
ed to take 'Tin.
" Having the boY4o raise makes
me more careful about the morals of
the•whole place," she said, returnin , '.l
' to her original subject, ''s.arld as fo
there beire - no thieves 'round her 4
' I've thought for sonic tine hat the
meat went picttiy fast from our :
smoke-house." t •
" Don't 7 --now,;''Liz'betb,
I sure nO one's stole -any," said Mr.
Wilkin with a startled, uneasy look.
" YOu4 i you couldn't hale cbtinted - .
the .hams and
"fie, I don't count, but I can miss
'em for all. that," affirmed Mrs. Wil
kin decidedly. " I know there's more
goes than we use.".
"Anyway, it's no difference. I
wouldn't . i . 'Liz'heth—there's plcnty,
,you see, more than we want," atfrised
'Mr. Wilkin. urgently, but rather in
coherently. Then he caught up his
hat and darted for the barn. •
Mrs.-Wilken looked after'him with
F pityin , * disapproval. •
" When more than you
want yourself, leave., kamly for
somelioly to steal ! Well, that's a
colinnaudmoLt, I do . dcelare "
• - Not so dreadful new neither,
j 'Liz'beth," • interposed Tim .
"Cause the folks.
were-bald to be sure and leave souse
of their harvcs.l, I;o„ the poor could
come and get it. I read it myself ;
only it wasn't called stealing then,
and was td—be left handierthan all
stowed away in the smoke-houses."
"11111641 y ! " began Mrs. Wilkin.
Ilut - Tim suddenly ,retnembered that
the chickens were Waiting for their
oreakfast, and chose to interpret the
exclamation as an admonition in that
.to teed 'ern
right away," he observed, seizing a
basket of corn and darting,, through
the door by-which hii uncle had de
In truth it wasJiot alto ether easy,
to mould Tim into the desired shape;
there, was too much individuality
about him. Encasing WM in Mrs.
Wilkin's code -of manners was put
ting, too large a boy into too small a
jacket; he was always imiirtiirg ofit
at the elboWs or tearing of the bid
tons. Mrs. Wilkin. sighed at the new
cridcime of the.nninber of Ttliings in
the world that needed herattention,
but England never expected every
man to do his duty more strongly
than Mrs. Wilkin expected to do
That night the mysterious lights
appeared again in the storeroom of
the mill. She could plainly see them
for just - beyond her4iwn back gateau
open field sloped .directly and steep
ly- down to the building. The road
afforded a public and more circuitous
mode of -reaching it, but from the
hilltop the suspicious storeroom vas
directly • in range. Mrs. Wilkin de
tennined to *take a more .thortmgh
observation thim the kitchen' window
C. . L
TOWANDA, BRADFORD OOTINTY, PA., THIJABDAY MORNING, J MAY 1, 1879.
allowed, and throwing a shawl over
her head sho picked her way careful
ly down the icy steps anderossed the
yard to the gate. The snowy field
lay white and glistening in the moon
light, and standing in the iheltering
shadow of a post she watched the
• But before she discovere4 any one
entering there she heard spunds
another direction—steps inithe yard
behind . her. What if she should
prove beyond all doubt that her
meat was stolen and deteet.the thief!
With what quick thought she turned
her -lead cautiously. Yes, some one
tried the smoke-house d.ior and. en
tered. Breathlessly Mrs, Wilkin
waited until the figure reappeared,
passed along in the Shade of the
house, and then as it emerged into
the clear moonlight, she leaned ea
gerly forward: to catch a full sight of
it. • It• was easily .recognized. Mr.
Wilkin beyond all question, stealing
meat from his own stores. -
The revelation was astonishing.
•In her.astonishment Mrs. Wilkin
cautiously loosened her hold on the
gate-post, took a step forward, and
her feet slipped upbn the treacherous
ground. She sat down violently, and
in an instant was speeding rapidly
down: the- bill toward her original
point of investigation. t ; 'or once her
path of duty was smooth before her
—entirely too smooth, and icy: She
could not check or guide her pro
gress; her feet struck with force
against :the mysterious door, pushed
it open, and she slid into a long
Thieves, gamblers - or whatever
.they were, she must not be discov
ered by' them - flashed through Mrs.
Wilkin's mind—more an instinct' of
self-preservation than a thought—
aid springing to her.feet she slipped
behind some boxes
,piled near her.
The noise attracted attention, and in
a moment the storeroom door opened
and a boy looked out.
" Guess it's only the door blew
open ; don't catch good," he re
• " Lock . it then, James, and bring
in the key," said a voice from with- . •
in; and to Mrs.• Wilkin's consterna-,
Lion the order was obeyed, and she
was a prisoner !
Tl:c boy left the other door slight
'ly ajar as he re-entered. A Gleam
of light shone into The hall, and there
ere sounds from the room beyond
—a scratching of pens and a woman's
voice ; it sounded wonderfully like
that of the little knitting-woman, di;
recting and encouraging.
" Well done, Susan." •
" NOW don't be disheartened, Will.
Of course, while you work in the
mill, and can only study at night,
you can't get along just as some do
who can go to school all day ; but
what you learn may be of more use
4kyou. We care most for the things
cost us some trouble." .
,a few simple
Pr r lematical problems, and then
reading, and words, spelled out with
difficulty by some, were Bible ones.
" Charity' suirereth long and. is
kind." " Vaunteth , not itself."
Seeketh.not-hee own." . " . Thinketh
0. evil." - " Ileareth all things, be
eveth all things, hopeth all things."
It was easily understood: Mrs.
Wilkin leaned forward a little and
could peep into the room. Fifteen
or twenty - boys and girlS from the
mill gathered into a night .school.
Then those wonderful words, read so
Slowly and emphatically, seemed sud
denly to asspme a new and deeper .
• meaning than Mrs. Wilkin find- eier
thobght of their possessing—some
'things do show so much more clearly.
' he dark than in Lhe light. .
As the timid - little woman, who
wouid• have • been frightened at her
own voice in any other audience as
large, explainedin her simple, gentle
way the passage read, it occurred to
the listener outside that some one was
keeping a .'sharp Watch" on these
"mill people after all, and that. this
ndiTlit. be a better way-rofAloing . it
i P ' - -.--
than wolild be practiced by po
lice ft:ave. it. was a very-informal
school. One girl had br4ught her
best dress that the teacher, might
show her litico to mend a . rent in it,'
and anotherits trying to knit o.p:dr
of mittens fOl hen brother. Every win
ter has its thaw's.. Mrs.- Wilkin had, a
hearti down . und`e • li the : crust of
opinions that she f*.4 d. christened du
ty; she; became.:intersted in spite of
her uncomfOtable.situation. 1 -
The position Was unpleasant. She
did not like Tidying the\eaves.drop
per to this 'innocent gathring, but
there seemed no help for `it. She
could not 'escape through the I eked
door; and boldly revealing het elf,
and explaining her absurd suspicious
and the remarkable wax -she reana,
they.., i was . tuoie tharil Oen her
thought could endure. A lp she - kept.
- her place, hoping that ren the .pu
pils were dimissed she might slip
out, among them unnoticed. But
when the lesSon hour ended they de
parted stbwly, by twos and threes,
the open door flinging a flood oflight
out into the hail. At last otOY , One
lingered, -- laud Mrs. ! Wilkirt Ilistpned
intently as she caught his yak*. '.
"Now,,Tim," said the little' knit
ting-woman, "I: like to have . you
cone, ;you know that, and I'll ,help
you all I. can, bitt you really must
tell your aunt about it." • . t
" Well, you see,. I don't know
what she'll say," began Tim, irreso
" But that Shouldn't hinder' you
from doing your duty.",
"Don't know about that," said Thu,
still doubtfully. "You see Aunt 'Liz;
'beth's got an awful 'Mount, of duty Of
her own, and it's such a ,particlar
kind that other folks cant get much
chance to do their's only when her's
is a nappin'. Why Uncle Reubgives
my mother lots cif meat, but-he just
slips it off and don't tell."
" Well, if you don't -know what is
right for you, I do know . what
right for me," said. the little teacher,
with -a quiet laugh, "and.l. can't let
you come again until you tell your,
aunt how you spend your . evenings."
• • Mrs,Wilkin nodded a vigorous ap
proval, brit it. was evident that Tim
departed .in a state of dissatisfac
There- was a sound ..or. a 'crutch
tapping on the fiber, and Mrs. Wil
kin . remembered that - .a little lame
brother had. sometimes gene about
REGARDLESS, OF Di=x9zeT44.l,hWi , ANY' -4U/iRTER.
with thdkilittlifgateniiiii: - .: - ,They.twO.
were left alone in the robidi and-went
around shaking out the fire and pi*
ting.up books and papers,'
. "Only ten cents a week. for: each
one, that's so littler said the boyiah
tones,musingly:' • ' '1 • •.'•
• " Yes,- Int 'it isn't so very much
that I can teach them,!' answered the
little wothan.humbly.. ," And then it
is all , they can afford ; tci. pay, -poor
things! . Awl you know we began
more for their sakes than our-, Own,-
though we' do -need • money: - Cour- -
though, Johnny l it all counts,
and yon -shall have ~your overcoat
pretty soon now. ‘ Besides, this iS
a work that blesSes both ways — in
what we give and what we get."
If she: could "'Only Vasa. that open
door l - Mrs. Wilkin was growing be
numbed by standing so long
cold. .Finally the lights Were ex
tinguished and' the two came- out.
Just then,. fortunately,. JOhnny
membered that, they , , had left book
behind them,. and as thd unconscious
-jailers turned back the prisoner seized
her opportunity and:eseaped. •
She was . sitting by - the fire when
Tim, who had made his homeward
route sufficiently circuitous ro in
clude a call On • his mother, returned.
He sat down near her, twisted his
fingers .uneasily, and Mrs. Wilkin
guessed what was Coming.
• " There's - been an evenin' school
started here Aunt 'Liz'beth."
"So I understand," responleci Mrs.
- Wilkin, coolly.
" Why, 'I thought "—began . Tim,
with wide open eyes of surprise, and
then checked himself with the sudden
reflection that it might not be wise to
recall the conversation of the.morn
ing. ".I'd like to go to it—that is,
I have been once of twice," he said.
" Fact - is, Aunt 'Liz'betl . when we
lived down the river
me, there wasn't any school . , for me
to go to, and so I'm behind other
fellers. - ' Miss, Kelsy she slakes 'Atli
metic so plain, and helps me with
- • •
writin' and so"
" You might. do worse,"`said Mrs.
" Go if you want to.
Only one thing, Timothy Stone, I
won't have any ten cent business
about it r: honest is honest, and it's
worth . incre'n ten cents a week to
teach yott, anythi = ng, *I know." •
Tim forgot to be astonished at his
aunt's- knowledge, and . overlooked
the refleCtion upon himself, in the.
pleasure 'of expressing a desire that
he had ..cherished secretly -but , hope
"She wouldn't take any. more pay,
'cause she'd want to serve all alike.
but oh, Aunt 'Liz'beti►, if I could
give her and.Johimy something nice
"Humph! I'll think about it,"
answered Mrs, Waldo disapprov
" 'Liz'beth," began Mr.
nervously, the next morning. " I
wouldn't say nothint to nobody about
thieves, or.watchin' them mill folks,
if I was you:" •
• " I don't mean to," replied his wife,
with an odd pucker about her lips.
" Well, I'm glad of 'it—l really
am," said Mr. Wilkin in a . tone Of
great relief. "I don't think - anybodyTs
stole anything, and somehow it seems
to me as if our duty nowadays is a
good deal like- it - was when them Is.
rielites took Xerielio-onli; just
marchin' against the bit of wall that's
right in front of ; us, and leLtin' our
neighbor take care of what's in front
of him. It sort of means Ahat, way,
Mrs. Wilkin did not e answer, but
she- took her revenge, that:eve'ning;
when' Wilkin was going Out. ‘;
." Reuben," she said if
you see,any thieves 'round our smoke
house, just tell 'em there's ti coUPle
of chickens hanging near, the . floor,
that I dressed a purpose.. It'S'--riatur
al Belinda would like a 'change of
meat as well - as other folks."
MR. NASIIY DETAILS THE TROURLES.
Ills 'FRIENDS ARE HAVlN(l.lvrru THE
EVERLASTINHLY 110THERSOME NE
:* '4IRO. -,L
- I 'tn:rrimityr X Roan's,
(Wie)i is in the State of Kentucky)
.• Fubrouary 21, 157.9,
We are Lavin trubble with the nig.
gers here, wick will 'end, the Lord
above only knows where. - The both
-er kin be stated in a few words . . .
Sich uv the - niggers in the. vicinity
uv the Corners ez don't own their
own latul—(too meny uv 'cm do)—
hey to lees land 'the white eiti;ens,
wieli is the natural proprietor nv the
soil. Every - Kentuckian has a eon
soomiu desire for the welfare uv the
nigger; and that the nigger lessor
may be harpy, and contented, lie
Ilim hey land for, say $lO an aker - a
year, the sed land bein wathabont
that fee simple.
Tliiinay be konsidered exorbitant
by the untitinkin, hilt it will
seen,th, a gentleman can't live
and play draw poker, - and bet on ra
ces on anything less. • And then. it
must be taken \into account that . the
nigger. wuz thes s ustenanee '.uv the
.proutt Cawca / shun'Afore th tr
e ar, and
see no r,eason Why he should not
be the'same now.' -.*\
- Anti to the end .-that\ -Ihe sle not .
git tiro' rich, it is allus - - inclooded in
the leese that thO nigger shA-buy ev
Orything that 4e, cats, - driMol"and
Wears 'tit' the- owner, , and that his
crops steel be "h'eld by hitn. - til all
these adrances.are paid. ,
It i jz t.roothat the nigger g,i.riemlly \
combs out in 'debt tiithe - proprietor
.several hundred dollars;' but:we hev
never bin hard onto em... We hey al
rum give ' emthe privilege nv *Orkin
out what:-theyived , tie enttin cord.
wood - or gittin ralcicide . tine 9n
the Winter, wicb, COO()
• • They are ongratefar•peciple.
ken ProgrAni'let one uv cm'heV• 20
Akers •nv his farm, and ;the *nagger
worked it *ell; 'He made good crops
uv corn and potatoes' and 'Biel', and
congratulated hinfself pros-
Peck nv livin comfortable doorin
.When the time for settle
ment, comi,in the- fall, the Deekin*
took the entire crop and denionstra
tid to the ongratefnl than that do was
indebt to hini eggsactly $2OO. The
nigger - eirMdentiinderstand' it, bat re
newed the leekt 'mother
' 'l" •
off $lOO uv his debt gitten out rale
rode tise in the winter. '
- This; second ycer wuz - a, tuff one on
the . - Deekin ez .he lost a. power of
money at , the LOoisvill races, and
Consegently in the fall ; the nigger
iwtiz brot 'in debt four hundred dot
lank Atirandy. Program" kept the se-
Now wat does this cussid ongmte
ful -nigger do ? Remarkin that it
struck him that of he kept on workin
hard and faithfully enuff, -he wood,
in time, owe more than the Nashunel
debt, , ho undertook to leeve for Kan
sas. • .
This was an
Shen', and while - a , white State. may
properly repoodiate indebtednes,
a nigger indivijile kin rieVer be per
mitted •to do it We nipt this at
tempt at swindlin the Deekiu in the
butt That nigger w uznotified. that
he must hey his labor, to the end Um
developin the resources uv the ken
try, and that he must stay and labor
ez he had nil= dun, and-be _content,
ez he shood be. •
Despite this warnin he did git
away to the river . and wnz waitin
for a down, bound imat when . he Vila
mysteriously shot. Who did the
richus act, will never be known, but,
it wiz sed that . llssaker Garitt wnz
in.that neighborhood; and' that jest
after the report, smoke . was seen to
issue from the muzzle uv his trusty
double-barrelled shot gun.
Ez. ther ain't oalfone way that we
kin do bizness with this people, and,.
ez the case I have cited is about the
regler thing, the niggers are discon
tented generally, and are all desirous
uv g ttin away. They murmur. They
say tat they ain't allowed to vote,
that they can't have any skools, and
that they are robbed uv their labor,
and that ther ain't no redress for em,
for the bourts and .rich are agin em.
They can't innierstao . that they are
Morally our property anyhow—that
we viuzi, originally robbed uv em by
that .feend Linkin, and. that we are
entitled to - their • labor. Wet kin
they want uv skools, when the - whites
dv this section hey got along without
cm? Ez for voting. thatis absurd.
They'lievn't the intelligence.
The entire colored populashun het
bin notified that I they can't go and
must live with us; 4 and enjoy here the
blssins uv. freedom; . But they keep
slippin off all the timeould there is
the doleful . prospeck uv the Corners
beeotuin a desert for want uv labor.
./ spose the •radikels uv the North
will raise a hoWl agin this, but we
don't keer. We her got -possesbun
uir the Capital, the Northern Dimoe
risy her iesooined their- old posishnn
and we kin smile at their protesta
shuns. If Weld the niggers ofthis
easy they, may consider it lucky.
Wich NV . Postmaster and hopes to
be agirL • - -
New Castle Chronicle.
The •dereviation of the word "al
manac" has given some trouble. to
urammarians. The most reasonable
one appears to be from two Arabic
words, a/ the article, and mana or .
manak, to count. An almanac, in
the modern sense of the word; is an
annual, publication giving the civil
divisions of the year ; the movable
and other feasts, and the times of
the. occurrence of .various astronomi
cal and meteorological phenomena,
including in the former term not only
those which are remarkable, such as
eclipses -of the- sun and moon, but
also those of a more ordinary char
acter, such as Lhe position Of the On,
moon and planets, the times of their.
rising and setting,the position of the
fixed stars, the times of high and lOw
;water, and information . relative ite .
the . weather.. Almanacs are almost
as old as astronomy itself. In tact,
in any country Where the sciences
were cultivated, there must have
been some record of astronomical
phenomena... It is not known what
were the first almanacs published in
Europe. The Alexandrians construc
ted them in -drafter the time of Ptol
emy, as appeark from the account of
Theon.. Almanacs of some Sort were
doubtless in common • use at a, Very --
early' period ; but in the .dearth of.
books which have come down to us,'
the earliest• of which. we have any
notice are those of Solomon Jarchus,
published abont 11ZO, and the cele
brated Pusbach, 1461. The, alma
.nacs of Regiomontanns, said by Bai
ley, in his " History of Astronomy,"
to have been the first ever published,
but of whielr. it might have' been
more correct to say, the first ever
printed, appeared in 1471. Since
'which time," says the "Penny eyclo
ptedia," " we - can- trace a continuous
chain of such - productions, 7 Theal--,
=Macs of Regiomontanus, which
only-contained the eclipses and the
positions of the planets, were sold,
it, is , said, 'for ten crowns
.The, almanacs of 'Engle, of Vienna,
were • published' from 1494 to 3300,
- and those of Bernard (le Granolache,
of Barcelona; • froth, 1437.
There are several 'Manuscript alma
nacs in the library ofThe British mu
seum, and also. in that of Corpus
Christi college; Cambridge, England,
Which were publislieti in the fonr-.
.teentli century. There is,an almanac
. preserved in thel . libliotheipte Roi,
at Paris, which appeared in. 144 ; 2.7
James L granted a monopoly of the
trade in almanacs to the universities
and the Stationers' company. Sev
eral almanacs are now published an
nually in the Stationers' Hall, Lon
don,' and the 4 19th .of November is
\what is called "Almanac Day." Ihe
"prophetic” almanac foretold the.
death of iiritices, wars,
thunlyr, rain, political changes, an7l
. the fate
. - of the' harvests. Two of
these ark \ still in existence, and com
inand extensive sales.
" Wit.ves sauce for the goose?" Pas
senger (in second-class)—" I.thifik Pre
gokinte-the wrorig - --carriage." • Ticket in
spider ,(storul,y),, , The diffef•ence Must
be • paid !" Passenger (triumphantly)—
"Oh, just so! 'Then Fib trouble you for
three ;.I've -a - first-class ticket."
Ax Irishman, in describing Annrica,
. am told that -you snoight roll
England Omit, an' it. wouldn't make a
dint in the ground ; there's 'fresh water
oce#us inside that ye moight dround
Onld Ireland in ; an' as for Scotland, ye
=eight stick it in a corner an" ye'd never
. be-able-to find it out, except -it might be
by the smell of whisky."
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- THE TOICEIL '
Clad hi purple, be rat In his palace,
A powerful king kn . the days of old ;
They brought litre wino in a beautiful chalice,
. Whose•gemns were crusted In beaten gold. •
"Who bath jewels like mine ?" demanded -
The boastful monarch ; and straightway then.
Through his metrat•arms, who at once .disbanded
: Came one, who looked like the man of men,
• - ,
lle came In proudly, and held up a Jewel,
Held it with both hands over his head ;
Its light was lovely, tie light was cruel ; • -
cruel or lovely, the light was red.
Iqhot out sparkles ; It wasa Glory,
I.X.terrlldo Splrwlor, sibman( arc:
Noma light flke It, In song or story,
For who had that had his soul's desire
Itabrightness shone over Mad and ocean,
Par-reaching, -,-4 dazzling, blinding light ;
Creating wonder and strange devotion,
A,sens? of Love, and the sense of Might:
Who bath Jewels like thine?" demanded
Thia Man of men. "Look at my great gem
It grew where the rivers are golden-sanded;
With others,—it does not compare with them 'I
"rsay to thee, monarch, It 1.4 a token ~
Of the Masters, that ever on earth remain ;
Awl If by chance any parj, Is broken, • '
It Is nothing less, but Is whole again."
Thus In Gallic Latl 11,—yeur Southey will show It,
Two hundred and Iltt . y'years age,
Wrote the great do Thou,.oran-oarly poet ;•
lint what the•rneanlng, lie did not *know.
I know Ills secret, without his learning;
I• have divined it, by say deep art ;
It is only dark tc the untlineruing—
This parable of the Poet's Heart
11. Stoddard, 'to Scribner for April-
GOSSIP ABOUT THB FASHIONS.
Special emespoidenee 9f the REPORTEIi. '
3.:Ew YORK, April 25, 1879.
The coming of the spring flowers and•
the opening of the buds, brings the great
and momentous question of What to Wear,
hnd Bow to Wear it. With each change
of the season,. we are a generation.of Flo
ra MeFlimsey's, and obeying the decrees
of inexorable Fashions, we figuratively, if
not literally, have "Nothing to Wear."
For OW, as inShakespeare's times, " the
Fashion wears out more apparel than the
inan;" and though wardrobes may be fill
ed with garments made of the co - iffiest
stuffs, cut in the bravest style, and trim.:
med with the most elaborate ornamenta
tion, yet alas ! if fashion has changed a
hair's breadth, they , are
,useless and not
to be tolerated. "A thing of beauty"
may be "a joy forever"—in some cases,.
but the tide dues nut hold, good to the
wernau wearing her winter bonnet, when
the thing of beauty takes .ther foam of an
exquisite spring hat, upon the head of
some.more fortunate woman. Not that
my sex is envious of the personal adorn
merits of their neighbors, but there is - a
sense of the beautiful pervading every fe
male breast, which pronipts them instinc
tively to desire appropriate apparel; and
a sensitiveness to adverse criticism which
leads them to appropriate to their adorn
ment . whatever will contribute to - .their
g i ood appearance.
From whence:comes this mysterious
but powerful influence that dictates what
shall be worn, has never been definitely
settled. Where does Fashion scteuthrou
ruling the world with an iron hand,•
as inexorable as Fate, decreeing what
shall be the shape of the head 'covering,
"the style and length of the robe, the color
of hose',_:Cnd the number of buttons.
upon the glove? Wherever the throne
may be, whoever may sway the sceptre,
the subjects yield a willing obedience,
and conform toithe taw With servile devo
tion. So -when idle penitential season of
Lent has passed, the sack cloth and ashes
are put aside; the rejoicings * of
Easter, the shop-keepers display their
-Choicest goods,- and deck their windows
with their gaudiest colors. The "open
ing days" of the principal establishments
here,.are usually just after Easter, and
having the usual feminine curiosity to see
in*What my fair sisters. Ortiii this 'season I
be apparelled I' have ventured within
some of these "riajasina " as - they- are
now called, to view the treasures of art
and the wonderful handy-work displayed
to.tcmpt the visitors. Thinking that per
haps the lady readers of the REronTnn
would be interested in ahrief and untech- -
nical description of what was 'seen, I Will
endeavor to gratify them.
There is a great variety of styles in hats
and bonnets..: Bats to be worn on the
back of the head, •on ,the side, over the
eyes, dinted„ vvtilte chip and white leg
horn; with bunches of roses,: straw; flow
ers and lace. Very nearly an, have long
lace ties or streamers as they. arc called,.
to tie in front of the face. Ribbon is uierl
from one to four inches in width. Amongst •
some of the finest and most stylish are black
chip hats and bonnets, bliek straw 'worn
With ribbon and jet tritumings,- and all
the feathers you can put on, which will
give the possesSors of feathers a chance
to bring them out and save expense..
There is also a great variety in ruarabOut
feathers.. The novelties in feathers -are
ostrich feathers with camera . hair
Bird wings of different sizes and colors
are worn on the sides. ; hats and bonnet:li ,
aro more expensive this sea Son than ever,
and a hat "too exquisitely loiely for-any
thing," can be had for from $2O to f-50.. -
Cantor: crepe*ill be one of the niateri
als extensively used for elaborate - ben'.
.nets this summer. The new straw 11ats
and bonnets aro made of many tinted
strands braided,, to give a Clouded effect.
No lady is properly dressed unless well
. booted and gloved, so it is important :to ,
know that walking boots for ladies hare
Pointed toes, -and are much higher in the
ankle than formerly ; black satin slippers
aro studded with steel beads, and look
very pretty for evening wear; whilemith
the summer- sleeves .shert,to the i elhow
*ill hecome very tenth!, 'and the very
long glove of unglazed kid will be worn
'with it, arid further on-in the summer the
fine thread glove and silk netting or lace
The display of robes and dresses is nn:
usually fine, the materials being expensive
and the ornamentation elaborate. Maiy
of the garments are impoited, and-are tlio
cleations of the most celebrated artists.
Every year adds to the amount of labor
required to-fashion a dress, and conse
quently to its coat. There are special
novelties in'fancy French fabrics, all silk
and silk and wool, in tiny stripes of most
delicate coloring, together with more soT:
id English materials, and a. full Unit :of
.organdies in new designs-or
grounds in all the most delicate tints. For
earlier spring wear there are special at-
tractions in heavier fabrics, in: 'cretonne,
month) cloth, also in plain aid figured sat .
$l.OO per Annum In Advance,
Avery elegant receptionordinner cog‘
turn of black silk has a sash overskirt,
formed by a fall width scarf of satin ex
quisitely emuroidered in vines and flow
ers in rich Moorish tints, passing around
front, secured on , the sides, and falling in
to handsome drapery over the 'train, the
edge of the over dress being finished with
handsome chenille and silk fringe, gar
hished with jet. - The handsome coat
bisque of black satin is without any
orcd decorations, the tab ends of the back
having in each point a silken tassel.
The most stylish suit worn - is, a walking,
suit made short, and. of course trimmed
in a great many styles :. some with a fal;ls
underskirt and trimmed up to look like
an overskirt which lookS just as well, and •
saves material. A walking suit of fancy.
striped 'camel's hair, has a front piece of
satin arranged in shirrings and puffs ) , a
deep plain bias . bind of satin, edged with
fine knife finishes the skilt
around the sides, while the back drapery
is ornamented by perpendicular
dirk rich satin, the vest front of satin is
arranged at the waist line in pointed shin-.
rings, also at the throat the vest is shir
red, while the cloth barque has graduat
ing revers on each side ornamented with
fancy embroidered buttons in both shades,
and a cording of
- The double skirt appears upon most of
the new costumes, but it is not much like
its namesake of a few years ago, the pre
decessor of the polonaise, as it is open in
front to show the front part of the under
skirt, which is generally plaited all the
way down or else gathered across inclose
The soft Chinese and India twilled silks
have suddenly come to the front, and are
used - for indooi dresses and, the evening
wear of young girls.• The soft ivory-tint
ed silks wear very well, draped preqily,
and : brightened with ribbons, making
very handsome and not expensive toi
lettes, and will donbtless find a large de:
'nand for outfits for Watering .praces as
they are really cool and comfortable fook
ing. . Tinted what: is now more fashiona
ble than ever: Wide belts will be worn
to match the suits.
Damasse bunting is a tie*. material de
signed to take the place of grenadine ; it
is much stronger, and ctpially as cool for
Straight neckties of white mull, trim
med upon the ends -withi Bretonne or val
enciennes lace, and tied in'ibow in front,
are now the most fashionable. Ladies
can make themselves :very. pretty neck
tics by buying a yard or a yard and a half
of brightribbOn add sewing - lace on the
end .; any kind looks pretty,- and does for
I fear that I hare alrcady - taxed the pa
tience of your lady readers,: and yet .I
have hardly entered upon this sacred and
interesting . .ground, so I will defer until an
other occasion the description of many
things of interest. • HATTIE MAY.
IS TITTRP,.LIFE . ON THE MOON?
From tko,'Provlilence journal,
It is a generally-received opinion
among astronomers that the moon
is a dead star, and that desolation
reigasat.' least on the side - turned tol
ward the earth, though there is every
evidence of a tremendous "acJort of
organie forces in former .ages. Our
gently neighbor, examined through
-the nitist far-seeing telescopes, gives
no trace of a wave of atmosphere,
drop of moisture, or a breath or, ani
mate life. Her mission was ended;
and every form of -living organism
that ever existed on her - surfaCe has
'had its day and' has returned to prim
itive oblivion; while the: . dead satel
lite; as she revolves about the earth;
obeys those great physical laws which
preserve the symmetry of the materi
al universe as exactly as. if her sur
face were peopled with myriad forms
of animate and inanimate life. The
" martin the moon" is alSo an effect
ive preacher as, looking upon tetres
trial.prosperity and pointing to his
own sterile abode, he . solemnly de
clares that in ages to.come the earth,.
in her turn, will join the mighty
. phalanx of dead stars, her life ei
hausted by the resistless march of
time, and that.- nOthing will be - left
but mountains and extinct volcatioeS
to tell the story of the brilliant pagei
ant . now enliVening -her domains:
The - current belief - in regard to the
-condition of the 'moon -is, however;
-not implicitly accepted; for there are
always - heterodok . individuals - in as
tronomy, .as welhas: in everything
else, who have pet theories to - air
and advocate, and who like .nothing
better than to_ make innovations
upon accepted beliefs... The el'der
Herschel affirmed that on one
occasion. he .saw the flames of- an
active vocalno in. the moon. Only,
ten years ago -Professor Winlock,- of
Cambridge, watched-r—or- thought he
did—for two successive nights a lu
nar volano-in cull eruption..
and' poetry have combined to immor
talize " the rose-colored-_ cloud" that
once floated over the crater of Lin
nieus. Dr. Klem went a-step further;,
-and" recently announced the discov
ely of a new,cmter on the lunar sur
face.. Now the lunarian excitement
has broken out afresh.. The contro
versy is renewed in a-communication
to the Scientific Avierica'n, in Which
John Hammes . and his son assert
that they. witnessed. a lunar . eruption
at Oskaloosa,,lowa,, on the evening
of the - 12th of November last: Mr.
..llammes is an obFerver whose char
let and experience entitle him.to con
sideration. He owns
. a six-and-a-half
inch" telescope, and' travels around
the country for the purpose of show : --
ing the moon and planets, through
hittelescope, to the .various- schools
and .colleges which may desire his.
services. His - familiarity with the
phases Of the 'moon and- his" . 'experi
ened handling . the instrument.are,
therefore beyond question. He de-
Seribes the phenomenon as resemb
ling in color and visability the ordi
nary mountain scenery of the moon.
The son witnessed the same eruption
—though in his . view the eruptive
streaks were less fan-sli4ed than
they appeared to his father. Astron-
Omers in this country and in Europe
hreconstantlY observing the moon ;
nd it is highly probable that, if a
y . okanie eruption really took place,
someone atriong.them would... Confirm
the observations made . by Sir.-Pam=
- mei, and his son.- P i rOfessoe. Smidt.
of Athens, has spent thirty-six' years
in making a map : of the moon, and
he ws every feature on Its surface
as ell as ordinary persons know the
le of the alphabet. An ernption
like t. • one described could hardly
take: p ace without leaving behind
some_ arks of. its presence, • which
the .l reed professor would not fail
to de t. After all, the moo q may
not be so dead as generally is imag
ined; and stranger events have been
substantiated on astronomical annals
than the , outburst =of some pent-up
volcano on the lunarian surface. _
'MEM TOM); :In ROW IT °MATES. •
31. Dequat • agc* presented to. the
French Academy of. Sciences, atits
last sitting, a note from M. Lacerda. .
relative to some researches he had -
been making at Rio de Janeiro into
the action of-the venom of the rat- - :
tlesnake: Hitherto the. general . be
lief has been that the Poisonous ma;
ter secreted by certain species of rep
tiles was nothing . more -- than a Pois
onous saliva, acting 'in the man - ter of
solUble ferMents. His investigations,
however, show that the matter in ' •
question contains what is called "fig- - .
ured ferments,!' the analogy of which
with bacterides is very remarkable:
From a youngand - vigerous crotalus
subjected to. the'action of chloroform,
he obtained a drop. of the venom on
a chemically-cleaned :piece of glass,
and-at once, placed it:under a micro ,
-,scope. Almost immediately he ob.
served the formation of a filamentous
pulp 'in Mi. aboreseent disposition.
Gradually the thickened filament, af- -.
ter having pushed out spores, dis-'
solved-and disappeared, and the lib-'.
erate( spores swelled land enlarged
visibly—each of them sending out a
minute tube, which lenit c hened rapid
After a very short period the
latter separated from the first spore,
and constituted another uueletis for.
engendering the deadly contamina•
Mon: In the exatiiination 'of . the -
blood of animals killed by the Hite
of one of those isniikes, - M. Laeerda
noticed that the.red globules of the
blood commetfeed by presenting some .
brilliant points on the surface, which .
spread with great rapidity ; and ulti
mately the ;lobules melted one into ,
the other,.forming a sort of amor
.paste, which could no-longer _
circulate in the veins.' Other 'ani-
muds,. into which- that blood was in-
jected; immediately after the death
of the - first, expired in a few hours,
presenting all the symptoms of hav
ing, themselves been bitten, and' their
blood always shoWed the same-alter
ation., 31. Lacerda concludes by
stating that numerous experiments -
have shown that the true antidote for i
serpent-poisoning is in the injectitor
under the skin o f r alcohol, or its ad- .
ministration •by the mouth. ' .
HOW - GAS - WAS FIRST 11-SED
Great was the amazement of all -
England - when, at the close of the
last century, William- Murdoch dis
covered the use of combustible air, .
or gas. So little was the: invention
understood and 'belieVed in by those
Who had not seen it in use, that even.
great and wise men , laughed at the
idea. " How could therc:be light
without a wick?" asked a member
of Parliament, when the subject was
brought before 'the Honk; Even
Sir- Humphrey Davy ridiculed. the
idea-of lighting towns with gas, and.
- asked one of thelproprietors if they
meant to take the dome of St. Paul's
for a gas-metre. Sir Walter Scott,
too, made himself-Merry over the idea
of illuminating London with. smoke,
though he was glad enough, tot long.
after, to make his own house at Ab
botsford light and cheerful on win- -
try nights.,by the use of that very
smoke. • When life Hoitse of eorn-
MOH S was lighted by gas , the archi
tea: imagined that the gas ran on
fire though the pipes, and ha there
fore insisted on theZr being placed _
several inches from' the . wall, for fear
of the building_ taking fire ; and the_
diembers might be observed touching
the pipes with their gloved hands,
and - :wondering they did not feel._
warm.' The first shop lighted in Lon
don by the new• method was , Mr.
.Ackerman's, in the Strand, in 1810,
and one lady of rank was so delight
ed with the brilliancy of the gas
lamp-on the counter, that she•asked
to, be -allowed to take it home in her
Carriage_. Nl...Murdoch was, howev
. busy With ether. pursuits to
Continue to study the use of gas, and,
thotili he was undoubtedly the first .
to apply - it to practical purposes,
many others laid claim to the honor
and other- people oniekly reaped the
Benefit of his cleverness and ingcnui-.
fy. In this ihe shared the _general .
Sate of inventors.
Miss SNirrn—" Can you pick out Arch
ie and Kate down there, Mr. Cainen
lx•rt ?" 1111 r. Oh, Scs, I•am • ver'
good looking.'' Miss S, (gently)—"That
does not mean 'keen-sighted.'_ ' Mr. C.
—"Ah, yes,Yes ; vat I mean• :MID-tank
ing. vet' we !"-Punch..•
AN awkward waiter, in attempting to
place on the table the soup tureen tilled
with fat chicken broth, spilled its contents
on a lady's white satin dress. The, lady
screamed and was seized "with hySterics.
The waiter stooped and screamed in her
Far : ”Don't despair, madam, there's
plenty of broth Yet left in the kitchen, I
am going for it now." .
"Ha ! ha! there is blood on the moon,"
be4ried, striking au attitude in mutation
of Mae tragedian lac had seen at the thea
tre the night 'Wore. , "What, - ho! yo
black and midnight hag," when his moth
er suddenly walked into the bedroom and
spoiled the whole first act with a trunk
11.A.S11FUS young man - could defer the
momentous question uo longer, so he stare-.
Mered : "Martha, you—you
must' have—are you aware - that tho good
Book says—or, says that it is not g-g-good
that m-man should -be ,alone ?" " yhen
hadn't you'd better run home to your
mother?" • Martha
Nob . To*
"Boy," said-the man,-holding an hi
vertcd match #1 one hand and a'dark se
gar in the - other, " nover acquire the per
nieions habit Of smoking. I am a slave
to it now, and yet I hate it. I never see
a segar that I de not_want• to burn up."
And then,. with extreme . satisfaction, ho
burned up the one he had in his baud.—
A 'RECENT advertisement .contains the -
following : the gentleman who keep's
the shoe store with a red head will return
the umbrella of a youirg lady - with whale
bone ribs and an iron handle to the slate
roofed grocer's store, ho will hear Swim- .
thing to his advantage, as the game is a
gift of a deceased mother now: no more
with the name engraved upon it."--.4nter
A DADLYLfrighteued -- straiov, whose
_dress betrayed the, fact that he hadn't
much ready cash, 611‘xl at the central po
lice station and 'complaincdthat two men
had been following him around for sever
al hours with-a view to robbery. "Well,
you'd better leave your Money -
you get ready to leave town," suggested
the captain. -"But:I - haven't got .any—
not a_dollar,"' was the reply. "Then how
can they rob yoir' "That's senever
thought_of that !" .chuckled the man as
his face brightened. "After they've gone
to the trouble - of knocking me down and
dragging. me into some alley they Won't
Mid a rell in my pockets—ha! ha ha!"
Ile went away highly delighted, declaring
that a great burden had been- taken ell*
his mind.- 7 Dareit Free Pray.