Carlisle herald. (Carlisle, Pa.) 1845-1881, November 19, 1869, Image 1

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Why don't you take tho papers!
They're the, life of our delight,
• Exorpt about election . time,
, • And thoh waread for spite.)
Subscribe! you cannot loss a cent,
Why should jou he afraid t -
k'or cal thus - paid Is money lent .
At Intermit fourfold paid.__
and take t,o papoix,
And pay to-day, nor pay delay,
And my woad for Inform),
until you'm gray.
AL o'd neighbor or m i 130
Wilde dying with a cpnglx.
Denim' to hear theflate4
hila ho woe gaing MT.
I took the paper and I reed
I. °Lem° dew pills 1i:11'o:tree;
I - ID bought a b..e.—and le he dead to
Nq—hearty Ile a horse
L - I know two, men, ne much alike
Am e'er you How twristurnro,
And no phrenologlot could find or 7
A difference in their hump!. . 4
One takeo the pinto; nod !do Mu
Ia happier Oval o king;
; • 1.11. childrou Ml can read - mid write.
And talk of men and thlngo:
The other took no paper. and
I , Whitt; sti.olling through the wood,
tree fell down and broke his crown
•nd killed hitri— , •nq good."
]lad ho boon reading for tho non a.
At home, like nel,hbor Jim,
het a cent Chit hocident
Would riot here happened him.
laklrtim — pirporp! .-
Nor from the printer sneak,
I Because you, bOrrow from life boy
A paper every woef
,Nor he who takes the nape. e.
And pays hin hills when due,
Can line in ponce with.Ood - und mxn
• And with the Printer, too. •
Tar - noble Ritter Il!igo
Von Bchwilleneenf•nfllen,
?ode ont mit split., end laemlet,
Und he comet to to guile of de Rhino
Llnd oop dove roar a moor maid,
TOO hadn't got nodinga nu,
aim Pay, " Oh ! Bitter
Vhero you g All told ytiormilf alone I
Ault he enye, rlilee In tile re,eowndd
Mid hemiot and mid riplieer,
Till I iiniomen lulu em tiltietinium,
Tint drry 1 drink, nogo;N bevy "
'Cod den nutvhpnk.• de maim,
Yot tool n't gut noding3 on ;
"1 tont ding mooch of booplegti
Oat gotm mid dammily, Man,
You'd pettm cuum down in viqm
Vet, dors compv of dmpi to m.a,
tnrl b.f . ° ;1114aendedtinner
Unit drafe.l atowm!t MO •
Dare you Nees do fish a seta% immin,
Und you eatchee them efery
sang die wanner maiden
Vol had n't got modinga us.
"Der. leb drunkeball full mid money
oblpa that went dovin of old
Ilud you heleth yourself by donde! .
. To akludnerin crowna of gold.
filloomt look ol.dese splionnA and rah• Lee
elloonl neu 1000 tlhununt rituro - -
(loom down unilfull your:bocket,.
rrid ru Om you like ohm.)
•• Cot you 'routs mit yiur ludinopp4 and lager
Com do" II Into de Rh!no
Der leh pottlem der littl•er Claudomunge
Pat letchml him—be .t 9 9 ,1 all
the pulled hie voldmilelloml,
drswed him under d. n
DP rniiitl.nq ntitl nolitign o❑
r ,
Herr Karl Ton Krummelhaues the
Professor, ho was called—was a f 1
trie man of science. With the exception
of a few students to whom ho gave pri
vate lessons, ho received no visitors, and
had uo associates.•
Ilia daughter Mary,it. was universally
agreed, was an ange, and a very a rch
one at that. lam not going to tell you
how pretty she was ; but just do your
beet to fancy the utmost perception of
incipient -womanhood, and If you are
blessed with a fair share of the piietic
element, you may roach some faint con
ception of the truth. . ..
Among the Professor's pppiis were my
friend Max Oppenheim arid'myself—at
least, I was MAX'S friend ; I belieVe ke
was nobody's, though I then thought
differently., .I fell dead in love with
Mary,'and made Max my confidant, and
finally "spoke to her father.')- _ ,
The Professor pz . 9osal wit
serious look.•
liHavo'you the ineansdo slippOrt, a
wife?" ho inquired.
My resources, I was obliged to con::
foss, wore mainly prospective andrehAly
"I' an already ohl," he eontinuec
"and the .Smell annuity which barely
suffices, with arch additions no I am i able
to make to it, for present needs, will end
witl my life.. My danghter, therefore;
will inherit no fortune, which renders it
- Itsthe more important' that future:
Uld Ito assured. However, I will dc-,
for MT decision. , Mary, is yet too young
to marry. But if at the end of two years,
you shall be ill a condition to warrant a
renewal of your offer, and shall not have
ehanged'your mind, I will give yott,an
answer ; till then, let the subjeet be dis-
missed.!' . ..-
_,, I felt the force of the Professor's reas
oning and saw it would be Useless to may
• wore. . .
'`. My resolution was taken.. I bade fare-
well to my friend, whose languid God
I • with the worthy Professor's partigg ben
ediction, or with , darling Mary's simple
good bye,' spaken 'smilingly through
,her tears, 'and to which I could only
'ewer by a silent pressure of her tiny white
At the end of two_ years—two yintri4 of
•oil and ndrenture in the wild and. newly
. . i /diseayerccl gold regions or Australia—l
returned rich, and more than rich,
enough to Justify me in demaniiing,the
Professor's tardy ansrrer..
. _
Maz Oppenheim Mali the first acquaint=
auce I met. It may, be imagined with
"i, what eagerness I 'hastened fo toll him of
:r, the happy change in my -lortunes.. Ho
t• seemed 'lest; - apathetic
_Hum übnal. In
•j . deed the news seemed to quite Interest
Ent. yew trasitre—As what . shape
. • hay, You:Vaught it !lotus'?" lie 'asked.
Win good s bat* notes," answered,
F giving my breastpooket 4 tap, ti 11140
their here."
f fiery careless way of earrying so
A neuoh be remarked. •‘I
"I knoir it I geld.; ;" but Vfoend it
diffignit to buy' exchange et the little
•fk 'import *Lein landed;.end 44y for, con
*ileac* lake, tuned my gold I nto itottoi.
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However, I will deposit the whole tc."
morrow, Find there 'll be but little risk
till then."
Max_spent the eyening'with me at my
lodgings.- I wont to bed soon after he
left:placing the wallet containing niy
money under the 0104.. • '
It was broad day light when-I:a-Woke.
The door of my room stood partially
ajar. I was certain I--had closed arid
locked it before retiring. My firSt thbught
was of my. money. 'Heavens ! it was
gone ! Awns but too evident I had been
robbed during my sleep. A 'skc:leton Lley
still remained in_ the lock. but no tither
trace of the criminal was left. lat °tree
called on the Professor..
The old man received me e
He listened to my i-tfry with it grave
face, very particular in his in
quiries teinching7the — compan ions—l-ha&
spent the previous evening with, and who
had knOwledge of my being' in : poi:Session:
of a sum-so considerable:
"Itis a hard case," he added. "
am not guile prepared to 'return the an
swer I promised tiro years ago. Call at
eight o'clock4his evenin—. and I will be
• •
ready to give
But Mary," I mustered. a ittrage to.
"could I see her a moment ?".
" f3he has gone out for the day. — he
answered ; "but you shall ice her this
evening, or at furthest tomorrow."
I made known my loss to the pollee,
teethes, and spent tne day in taking
'such measure:4 for the .recovery of riry
property' and the'apprehension of the
thief, as seemed
~to promise any, Lupo of
At the appointed hour I was ushered
into the Professor's study. To my sur
prise, Max Oppenheint, whom, Singularly
enough, I had not'seen during the day.
was - there - before - me.
I wan about to initirth him of my lons,
but the Profesor. he. .nail. bail ali•eaily
"You have come opportunely. sir::
id the latter. addrensing him,e)f tome.
In allSWor to my Vol: of inquiry, hi
i eeeded
entlentan, \citli a gesture to_
waril my rriend. "Les,iuxl hummed me
Nvith an important proja o Nal —llO in
deed, than ;in otrer For tub' damt'oter',;
hand. H lug a ntaii , nf tuntitt,,t ioned
rank antl'itniune,. his proposaltit.m
at least, set ions considerat ion."
•` And i, it you. wretch I exclaimed,
ea F-ti ug—a---furtouti—look
have dared to take advantage of my mis
fortune to-supplant me in that whercM
you had my confidence, 'and wherein 1
had a right to count :on your aid and
Hot words followed, ending in a e'ltal
"'Point?, gentlemen, - said the old Pro
fessor," " I have a proposition to Mahe, -
and passed into an adjoining apartment.
After a brief absence_ he returned, l,ear
ing a salver, on which "vele a rumple I,f
gla,sses par hilly tilled with some liquid.
" There, - he continued, placing the
salver on a table, " are turn glasses of
rine,----14.1-one-or-4-hent-is a ~,ht-}t-andt
asteless poison. Ile who drinks it Trill
experience no pain, but will, within an
hour's time, sink into a calm and peace
ful slumber, from which there will be no
waking. I would bestow my daughter
On no man not ready to petit his li fo for
her sake. Your readiness to do this I
propose a more rational inolle of testing„
than the senseless coinliat in which you
are aiil,lli, to engage. Let each di ink
the contents of one of these glasses. Tit
the survivor, Iplell - Ihe the gift of my
Mghter's hand. All traces of the oth
er'ii remains Lbavc in my laboratory the
means of• speedily destroying, and the.
secret of his disappearaneo :need never
3 known."
Heavens how : ' weird „the old mad
looked I: Cmild it be that he was really l
insane? or *as there more in the popu
lar superstition with regald to him than
was commonly accredited 7,
My inhid shrank froth the idea of sui
cide. .‘• But, after nll. I rellecteil,
what difference is there in Principle be
tween staking my life on such a hazard,
and the more ettiequal one, it may be, of
bodily conflict? There, is at least as.
favorable a chance of rescuing from a
hands,an innocent victim."
31ypurpt!se Was formed.
"' I accept, the test !" exclaimed.
Max hesitated. .
"'Why not settle our difference intim
usual mode!" he expostulated. •
" Goumlclitay fight duels,'' I rePlied,
"confiding in superior skill, or schooled
by custom.. To lave' death in a Ilk\ and
unexpi , etelshape requires vouragc.
you have a spark , if .4 k , which I doubt,
du TlOt . li.V 6.r pow. Take yiniriilihisa,•l
said, fril e coneing hi • the table, and Point
ing to the glasses."'
Ills face -was ghastly - ,hale„ bill pride
was stronger than fear.: 'With. an:allinist•
lOttering step he approsicht'al - theitable:
and with a trembling hand' ttook 11). one
'of the glasses. I took the other. SimulL
taneuuslY we raised Went to our lips, and
drained the contents. ,
The Professor at onem,ronduuted us to
separate chambers, remarkil l ig, as be did
so, that an hour would tell tin; tale.
Left to myself, I began closely to study
my sensations., .Fora Limo, was con
seioUs of nothing unusual. At length a
me. i Still, it might bra only fancy, or
more probably, the natural reaction : after
a. day of excitement, . Bid no ; it wits
becoming too marked for that. Besides,
I mild: not shake it My eyelids
grew preternaturally heavy. A deathlike
numbness pervaded any
'could not bu mistaken, It . was I who
had drat* frpin, ,the , poisoned cup 1
Dragging myself with any _little remain
ing strepgth to a. couch that stood near,
I dropped upon it, and decently con-'
posing my limbs, breathed in prayer to
Heaven for forfikVriess, and with Mary's
name 011 myaips, fell asleep •
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10 known
The taut was shining brightly vrlrit
yoke recalled me to COMCIOIItiIIeSS. ,If
wks dcatli I lind surely Ono to Ifeak7t,
for there stood:an angel! a:sedond
look ,assured my, berrilllered SCIISPH, I
was n't dead, 'after was, darling
little Mary, iwltose smiling "Taco and mu
!deal tones wore giiing..pio , anent .wel-
Goodness known hoW many foOliisli
thimis'l would have : said, or how initny
kisses of greothigl[wOulilltwinnutobod,
in spite, of ,Mary's blushoii, „if tho
'PFofOni3or: Who Of tght to. have , been busy
It'mong his' etorts and 'crucibles, hadnlt
made hisapisaarence just then. ,
With an air of mystery he led melt)
his study, Where,' to my inexpressible.
astonislimeitt,": 33 :banded., me my • lost
wallet, its contents intact.
Few men have the courage," he said,
'f to face death with 'a great- crime un
confessed and . unrepented of. Before
Making-my singular proposal last night,
I had reason to suspect that your sup
posed friend was not altogether innocent
of'your recent loss ; not. that he na&been
actuated by motives of gain, but by
desire to blast your hopes' in a quarter
which I need riot mention. The
has .justified my ,suspicions. Both the
glasses contained powerful but•harm
less sleeping Notion,-acid when Max felt
Himself giving way tee an unnatural
wo'rk, and that his doom was sealed, he
summoned me to 4;tr a 'confession, of
whiCh - you have happily 'reOutil the
fruits. Ile bas. already taken his de- .
parturC. and will never return.''
What the! Professor's answer was to
my proposal of two years' standing, - and
.what came or it, . I leave the reader-to
guess.— \". Ledger. r
PANAMA, November B.—Your readers
will remember the story concerning slo la.
000.000 in silver buried on tho Cocos Is
tiin years ago, find has been probably
published in every country new:fp:Ter in
the United Slates,, Tim tale was that a
doctor in *an Francisco was. one ,bight
called to the bedside of a Sick and poV:
tut yst ricken sailer. TIM doctor watched
over him carefully,, and made anti paid
ritr'xll his own prescriptions. In spite of
all his precautions the saatifiigrew worse,
'lOO - at thst - thr - loci or-told hintbni—puts i t
die. The mon NV:IS , deeply affected, Mid
wept bitterly. Death 'Ciime over him
slowly but sorely. .
I b(4l, Willi tears iii his
he thanked the doctor for all his
kindurs, and said that hr vonld and
rei;ay him for all his trouble: In
I,dd bunt that in
ide young, r days lae had - tren a pirate.
With I wenty companions he had shipped
at Callao (in' :1 Spanish treamire ship
1,,,0tl 1., Cadiz, Windt tire days -tint
Ilicy and butchered the officers and
pass.ttiger , , after whirl' the•conrse of the
:-hip .was ellanged due west. Three
rousal, the ship ran'tipon a reef of rocks
fringing all island in the Pacific., and be_
fore morning night or the bureaneets
were drONVII,CIi. At tlii - brcals - of day they
reaelted the "shore . iitbouts. and found the
island fertile and pleasant. „
After three
_days' hard work, -they
brought the kegs of silver dollars to the
shore,! and buried them. The ta•easure
amounted to ovei , 11 1 ,0:Y 1 , 1 1W. As water
was t-car 7, and the pro*isions on the
wreck were totally damaged, the twelve
pirate:: It oh to their boats. and steered
for the coast of smith America.
tgl •
and it was probably swamped in a great
storm which occurred three days after
.ey had tell the island. Tho provisions
thj other boat soma' gave mat, and the
en gradually beentne delirious for want
snsteuanee• Two jampwl overboard
al were drowned. Otto of their cam-
died in t!: - boat, and a four,
kille , l by tit!: l'..conyailes; tivLo era'
-;; blood: , A tior drillingmider,a bur
int.( sun for ttio weeks, the survivors
\rep picked up by a passing vessel.
of them died on the following day,
and the other lited to tell his' story to
hondredp of incredulous listeners. and to
seek in vain, for tin inenns to return lb
the island. lie was now about to end a
lire ofdi,appointinentin death. At the.
Lin atory, the dying sailor
drew from Under hie:bolsier :t roil of
papers going the lut ude-and longitude
of the island, as near as possible, and
auded them to the doctor; but befOro
the physician could ex:l - mine - them the
old tlailor died: The ninthly (tenured
just during--the Peruvian revolution
against Spain. and the sailor'died in San
Francisco some thirteen years ago. A
careful study of the d'art hicated the is
land in the vicinity orCoeos. The Jloc,-
tor entbalkedinthe t , slte)ne with till his
wealth, rigged cat a siglooner. and nailed.
fi7;in 'Situ Francisco in search of, the El
Dorado, Ife rofurnrd'a rnine4 man, un
able TO dis . Ktyjr the island. -Other cxpe
ditiong Were fitted out, len , none were
In July, 1865, several gentlenam ht this
City bonght,» sehrioner and lilted anti an
expedition, There, were twenry-six per
sons in the party. They left in "high
spirits, with complete (Marts, and seemed
rdefident.„ of Cureeess.• The * most of 'the
party were old Californians. add - wore
Itscd to a life of srlvvlttli'n, A
. 111 . 011 g the
OAT one Crorgo C'enneins. a Man
or largo •,,rxperionerr, who had accompa
nied one of the previous expeditions
;They I:orielled the islaml,,aftey ftffy six
dayri navigation', thorqug,hly worn out
add disgmned. They spent ,nineteen
days there, vainly-looking fair the hidden
riehev, and then gave np, the hunCas Cn
tirely Utopian. Setting 'sail again foe
Panama, they thinly brought up in . La
Union, whoneC Cummins Caine up to this
7eitTantirthemews - rdt - rhokmblatechlreptraT
. It - was thonght that the failure of this
expedition wonht 'lad an end to all at,
tempts to n - rover the specie. This wan
net ease. Last winter some of the
superstitious anti 'wealthy eitly.ens of
Costa iiica - begam_to agitate the 'Ridded
anew. A company was organized, com
posed of some of the ilrOminemt advent.;
mint official*. Tiro matter lrark.bronght
before the Costa .RicraM Congress, and
after. an investigalion l they' authorized
' 'the iatrebaso of several shares of the
stock on Government s acemuit. A large
majority of the members,of the-new ex
pedition were soldiers, prebably.sent to.
look- after the interests - of-AM Govern
ment.. A. priest was sent along to look,
out nil. their Spiiitual welfare. They-left
Costa Rica in Jmtp fast,
~Notifinth has
bear heard of them ' until, yostertl4,
iihen atetter was. ieeeived: from ofie of
the partrby a friend in ads Citylcon
'tainind intelligence of the Aificoveiy
tbe treasure. The, letter states that,oll
the treasure boo
,not,- as yet, been ;Oh;
tabled, wilddtherefore no, estluiato of ifs
can be given. ,',Tho,greater kart of .
. that which las already been, dug out is
in oil*, 'the mbst of it sood,
Z.llTe,rn rork"Rira.'
There is end . man" in this basement
world, that I alwnz look linen With Mixt
feelings ov , pity and respect. '
. Pity and respect, az a general ndxtur;
dont mix well.
You will :find them - both traveling
around among folks, but hot often grow
ing on the same bush.„' .`
When they do hug each other they
mean sumthi ng. .
.Pify, without respect,- hain't got much
more oats in it thmi'disgrist her. -
I had rather a manoi•ould Idtbasi on
the side of the head than tew pity me.
But there iR ono Men- in this woiid to
whom I alwus take oph my hat,- :it'd re-
Main uncovered until he gots Rarely by,.
and that is thodistrikt schoolmaster.-
When-Lineet—him_Lpok_upon him az.
a martyr just returneit fixim the.stake, or
on biz way there tow be cooked.
iteleads a more lonesum and single
life than an old bachelor, and a more anx
ious one than an old maid.
He is feinarked . ,just about as Jong and
as affeetionately,,az a gide-board iaby
traveling Pedlar..
If he underfalMtttow snake Liz skollars .
tuy hint, the chances are he will 'neglekt
theitlarning ; and don't' lick them
now and then pretty 'often, they will goon
lick hilM
The distrikt skoolmaster hain't got a
boys snow ball him during recess ; tre
girls put water in hiz hair• die ; and the
skool committee makes him work for half
the money a Iyirtender gets, and board
him around flib naliorhood, where they
give hirer rhy collce,,sweeMned with moo
bisses, taw - drink, and 'codfish bawls
three times a day for vittles.
mud with all this abuse, I never heard
Os- a di:drikt skoolnmster swearing•any
thhig:laiider flan—con - dein it,
Don't talk tome about the pashmice
ov anshunt .lob. Job had pretty plenty
us- Idles all over him, nO doubt, but they
were all ov one breed.
Every ynng one in a distrikt skool iz
bile ov a different tweed, and each. one
needs a different kind ov 'guiltier, to get
n'gbod head on them.",
A distrikt skoWnmster, duz a
squal.4: job. takes his kodfishwls
reverently, N a better plan t. day, tew
haV hiring tiromid loose, than Solomon
would be arrayed In all ov biz
Solomon nu's: better 6t writing pro
...crintand_tinLunging.adtager fandly_thau_
fib Would be tew navigate a distrikt
skoolhons, • .
Duly titan who haz kept a disfrikt Bkoo/
for ten years, andhoardnd around the na
hprhood,. (wilt_ in be ingite inner gin
era], and hay a penslunt for the' restyf hiz
natral days, and a Ness and AWI4III tew
do hiz going around in.
But az a gqueral consequence, a dis-
trikt skoulinaster hainit got any more
wa'rlt friends than an old blind ox haz.
He iz jumt about az welknin an a tax
He is resptikted It good deal az a man
is whom we owe a debt' or 50 dollars to,
He goes through life on a back road, az
)oor az n. wood dcd, and finally lz missed
bra what evel . belann , ; or him remains,
kart tell.
Fortunately Le iz not often a sensitive
man : if he was, In' eouldn't envy more
keep a distract skftnl than, he could file ft
Whi t..F. it that Inv and women,,
who pashuntly and with crazed brain
tea ch'our remorseless brats_ the tejus,
meaning of the alphabet, who take. the
nst welding heat on their destinys, who
Dave to lay the stepping stones and en
kurrage them tew ThoUnt upwards, wlio
have dun more hard and mean work than
enuy Mass on the footstool, who hayo
prayed over the rekobato; strepOliened
he liinid;rostrained the outragious, and
lattened the imbecile; 1 hay lived on
odfish and vile colic°, -and hain't. been
, 111 to nwitar--,whi ir, it that they are
rented, like a cagy at tiddler, danced to
for a night, paid oph ill the morning, and
eagerly forgotten?
I had rather limit a coal pit, or Ikeep
the tics out to. :ChM elier!it shop it the
month of Aug,uit. than meddle nit 1 the
slcool bizzliess.
11envy Wanillecerter delivered SI lec
ture irn "Preaching," to tho studt4ts of
the Theologit'al Seminary, in New knrk, ,
the othevevening. Many,' others libotilt
sere: wore present iil hean - :the-/eetnre,
which etas giYen Mr. lloceher's best
After n3rrat his'own first,expericucc
ill preaching, said : 7 -Young gentle.:
men, when you have reeelved all the in
struction that can be gken'you hew, you
will find: that there is that, which eannot
be imparted in the lecture room : There
is that which has :got to be learned by
trying. Preaching is ti trade, and must
be learned as such.. Neu would suppose
that at num who.Wonld attempt to make
watch without, having learned , the
watchnuOceittnisiner: would have poor
success, or to comthand a fleet never
having Named navigation or nova drill.
If the man shOuld say, "1 cannot do it,"
it would not surprise, you. If- business
rcquiti)sd•o high '' - o tiler of talent, or
uill7spechrtundr--irell4rillext - knowled„
certainly•preachingdoes ;•• and yet people
'suppose it is nue Of tioise things 4inh
,conies 5:4 a gill ,of nature. :daily of its
adaPtathins do, but the I ttidustp, itself
has got to be learned, and never will be
learnedin - theleeturtrroonv.7 -- Mrilledelier
here naid thift-ho did=-n% mean to Under
value theological preliminary atudy F that
their whole after ministry,wonld ffellhe
eißct of their fidelity and thoroughness
"I was a vigorous student," said
he, "in spots, (iatig,hter,) and I look back
with regret to every ono arAltose - spots
that I did n't„cultivate." If he had - GO'
. go through a seminary again; , he, would
get all the knowledge it would give. _. He
world gerge.: ifiyou are-Weak, yeti Will
-ha thrown old: titthe'minintry-z-Mid that
won't hurt .you. : If strong,,You will find,
the things, you -study hero. are notthe
Ghia:that you - will moth; need, though
they will give you impetus and be of the
. greatest use , I say this bpoluse
you Will be::dbteoUrugOd lirk4T — TOU if you were all at Iva,
inuderstandhow. to :get hold of people.
This; is the- exPetlinee of .ten thousind
']non winrliad •to oreep before walking;
kiittwalk before running. It JS-yoUt• Opt
A fandbarity
iy year, .Yenr contaeki with human na.
Ure, that is going temake you ministers
Mein are two nlerrientsi in, every tint;
)iiiintiarcmmistry,• the',Divine - . end the
.Mau; The::•c''grank: instrument; tin
niniSter eMplop is lin - ,knowledge
livine 'truth; his' knowledge of -God ii
ChriSt• Jests. preaching is, the • utter
ance of the life and . soul of Christ in so
far as you luive been able - to into'
yours. 'For 'I hold that we are but ex
tensions of God, and that Christ brought
down into this world was the tritest man
hood expressed in-the world, or over will
he. 11 e are able. to reproduce in our
selves, in small: degrees, the divine na
ture,. and when s man is filled-with this
spirit sint then brings it to bear upon his
felloW men, Tie is a Christian preacher.
The other element - is the human anima.
You are emPloying all this knowledgeof
- therffivinemature - forpp - pirrpose - of - pro-,
diming definite rnsnits on the minds of
yonr fellow Mem 'Here are two elemonts,,
two main things a Christian preacher
Might to know :-First,, 'Christ, in Him .
the hoPe.of glory ;-and second, "I could
show myielf accursed fo'r my brethren's
Sake." He must have a feeling of -in
tense sympathy, affection, yearning to-.
Wards mem- These are the two elementss.
Mr. Beecher said that his first criticism
on much of the preaching now in vogue
would b that it is 'a preaching .obOut
God. You must distinguish between
that part of a minister'slife which is lee
liii-Oidiffraiiirthatpart----Whicir is-preach , -
big. The preaching partOf man -is the:
heart power, the kindling of enthusiasts
by enthusiasm', love by love. The chief
instrument of your own ministry is that
subtle underlying eleme4 that fires up
your consciousness; every single- thing
yen do, it' is that sense of Christ in you.
young gentlemen, I give this as my tes
timony to you :—H-God has blessed my
labor,"it has been because I have had a
'fervent, ` giitwing; intense -personal love.
for Christ, atlfl atlntiratlhn unspeakable.
It. has been lie_main spring of my, min
istry. Mr. Beecher then iinpressed on
his hearers the. importanen of closet, de
votion. If we are to preaidi Christ we
must be ourselves like him, Ile loved to
do gelid, not upon earth alone, bid lie
lives' forever, and sympathizes for others'
—acts for others. It is that ,whieh is,
moving the universe to-day. If, there
fore, a mangoes into' theniiniStry, think
ing that lie is the great engineer of the
machine, that boalness is to
keep the instiminnit well oiled and
conductor (Laughter'.) "It is better to
be a doorkeeper,' etc,. The true preacher
mitt only has heaven in_ his soul, but God
in his head. It is very easy to baptize a
man's fofehead, but to waslifolks' feet
is very different, and ministers that take .
to . one extreme do n't like the' other.
tbaughtin!.C . Christ says, " I 'am the
way," as if Its laid down and said,
•‘ Now, walk on me ; let ins bear up your
weakness ; " 'this is very bard to vanity,
-very hard to-pride, hut - you Mond be ser
vants- Christ's saki!. It is hard to
everything but love. To love it is nat
iralimeet,_pinni_potent. Mr. Beeeher
then criticized the Misfakes of people
who graduate from a seminary. They
think - they aro all equipped when they
leave. Ile thought the most important
chair in the seminary was that of the
pastor of theology, and that should oc
cupy largely the last years of seminary
life, that is, teaching men how to use
what they learn. A young Minister must
be like an engineer, the moment he sees
a man he must go about him as he would
about a fort, and see iVliere he can get in.
(Laughter.) Ile must bombard him :tt
once. (Laughter.) :There are compara
tively but few ministers that sort out
their congregation. Sonic believe -in
Divine sovereignty, and
,they Preach in.
gross, and let, God retail it in his His
Providence. (Here the students testified
their apprecla t ion by prillonged laughter. )
Mr, - Beecher then told fluent how he made
his own sermons. They aro always made
on typical cases. When lie knows of a
quarrel between two people he studies
their different natures, end a sermon'
grows out of it; and without a single al
lusion to the case the work is en, for he
strives to elevate their whole temPera
ment, so as to bring to their mind the
ugliness of the quarrel. Study (melt of
your congregation. Preaching is pick
ing out men, and then aiming right be
tween, thee Yes, and then if you do n't hit
do n't blame anybody but.yourself. If
•y,nu want to have a - emnforathle ministry
take :ill the blame of anything that goes
Limmensely. -tLaught er,). Yon bave got
to pot -ittirself in their places. Youo
have got to know how it mean man feel's.
This is variously !Whet& :or easy, ac
cording to one's tempeinmeht. The
speaker - their warned them against the
liability of becoming "caqe" pretiehers.
Ile would call 110'11:1MCS, but. lie had in
his mind one whom they would not sus
peel, noble in sCholarshiP, n i obleln heart,
and whose. lachetfl ;1311 ' hot worthy to
unloose ; but his fruit is comparatively
Small in preaching, and I. have often
talked with. him 'and. stilit:="Bir, you
have it sympathy with God, but you
have n't a Particle ofeympatlty with
man. You are all the time thinking of
God's hobor, God's glory, which is all
very well ; but you do n't think of mail,
, tourthe consetptonce—ta=ion-are-a-ras
preacher." There isanuther that preaehes
ideas almost , Wholly. Ile proaelman aer
mon that is a thorough bred intelleetnal,
sermon. • Home of libido,* are overjoyed
at it, mud, said Mr. Beecher immormady,-
they say to him,. The most refreshing
sermon we have heard for years," 'anti
that thing goes en, and be wants to.
preach another sermon, and ho knows
that every time he throws such a club'
the apples will' fall. , (Laughter.) NeveU•
° preach twice alike. -.Some ikeacherat
the history of year' sermons be like a
string of 'sausages hanging lq tlltYshcllb
Two 83111111 ., CF there t tViothere, two there,
takes.them:up from the bottom,.
and every one. in made of :precisely the
saint) meat all : through. ..(Prolonged
laughter) 4leeeher closed with the
remark that serMens'oringt to have feet,
and ought to run all the way , through
front' beginning to &At'
n anationeir, , while engaged
Tooation thus exalted the merits of a ear.
_pet : "Gentlemen and ladles, .soine folks
411 carpets for Brussels , but .I eafilueSt
positive* assure • pm. that: this elegant.
srtielo was niade, by: Mr. Bresield
In'corisequence of the arrivrlOf cold
meather --oncii-‘morcy. about, . these -days :
there is a , universal putting up : of-Stoves,
preparatory for the :winter. campaign;
and undoubtedly a great deal - nt proton-,
indulged in. One who Consid-'
,rabic experienee•im the work ofputting .
up ithies.says the first step to be,taken
Rs to put "on_ a very old andrvged coat,
udder the impression that When- he gets
his mouth full of plosion. it will keep•his
shirt liosom clean. Nextthe gets his
hands hiside the place wher , ethe Pipe
ought to go, and blacks his 'fingers,_and
then he corefidly makes a black mark
down one side of his nose. It is impos
sible, to make any headway, in.doing this
Work, until
mark is made down the
•side of his nose: Having got his facie
pri - zWilffark - e - d - thi - !. -- I . lMtinals - rociiiy to
begin, the 'eeremony. * The lead of the
familywhe is the geese of the sac'
rifice—graspd'one side of thebottem of
the stove; and his wife and , the hired girl
take hold; of the atheriide. - way
the load is started front the woodshed to
ward the .parlor.' ,Going through the
door, the head
,pf the, family will ,Care
folly swing the side of the stove around
and - juin , his, thumb nail against the door.
'This part of the ceremony is never onit
_ted. Having got the stove comfortably
I in place,. the next thing is 171 find the
legs. 'T,,,wcr'of these are left inside the
stove siriFellia - 4Ving 'before. -
two must.he hunted afterielpentyrfive
minutes, Tiv.y.,,arelistfidly Tonna nnile,r
the coal. Then the' head ccr the family
holds up one side of the 'stove while his
wife puts . two' of the legs in place, and
next he holds up the other side while the
other two are fixed, and' one of the first
two, falls out. By the time the 'stove is
.on its logs lie
.gets reckless, and takes off''
his old coatregardless of his linen. Then.
he - goes:off for the -pipei and gets a oinder.
in his eye. let make any difference
how-Well - theyipe was put up last year,
it Will be found a little too short or 'a lit
tle too long. The head of the family
jams his hat over his eyes, and taking n
pipe under each arm, goes to the (tin shop
to hoWit'fixed. When he gets baey. 'he
steps upon one of the best parlor chairs
to see jf the pipe fits, andhis wife makes
him get down for fear he will scratch the
varnish,off from the chairs with the nails
in his boot heel. ;In getting down he
will surely step on the eat, and_may
thank his stars ifuit is not the baby !
-tia the chimney again to find that in cut
ting the pipe off the and has been left too
big for the-hole in_ the _chimney. So he,
goe's to the wood. shed anti splits one side
of the end of the pipe with an old axe,
and ileneezes - itAnins handa - tiVMakcif
sinaller.. Finally he gets the pipe in
shape and finds thist,the stove does not
stand true. Then himself and wife and
the hired girl-move-the-stove to-theleft, - 1
and the legs fall out again. Next it sto
move to the right; lii t rp dirticully with
the legs. Moved to the front a little..
Elbow,aot even `with the hole in the
kehimnev,...auditc.goes to the wood Omit:
after some little blocks. While putting
the blocks Under the logs, the pipe comes
out of the chimney. That remedied, the
elbow keeps tipping over to the great
alarm of the wife. Head of the .falliily
gets the dinner tattle out, pith the ON
chair on it, gets' his with to hold the
chair, and balances hinXif on it to' riv'e
some-nails into the ceiling. DrOps the
hammer on wife's head. At last gets the
nails driven, makes s wire seng:to hold
the pipe, hammers a little here, pulls a
.litthl there, takes a long breath, and an
nounces the ceremony completed. ' .Tub
never put up any stoves : It would have
ruined Irjs reputation if he had.
littlel)i,y mot. his Sabbatk school
teacher, and hinoit'ently asked her if to
say "coffer dam" was swearing.'
She replied " no my deay—what makes
you aSk that question ?"
His answer was ? "1 saw an old cow
down the street yonder ; she was nearly
choked to death, and 1 thought slip
would 'Tiler dani' hcati
A farmer's son , had for a long time
iteeitostensibly studying Latin in a po. -
,ular academy. The farmer not being
katistied 'with the course of 'the young
hopeful, moaned hiM from school, and
placing•him by the side of the cart, ' - one
day, thus addresso4l - bint
"Now Joseph, litaaCis a lurk, and TIICIV
iS a homeof 'manure, an a cart, what do
you call them in Latin?" .
" Fotlkibus, minim, et inamtrilat
said Joseph.
•• Well, noir," said: flu old
you tin not take . that forkibus pretty
and - pitch that manuribus
into the eartibus, I will break your lazy
Joseph went,M workibus forthwitlTh .
I bus.
7ou sums, you lit.tlo ras
cal?'' exclaimed an individual to an iM
pudcnt youth Abet seized him by the
nose in the Street , .. • • •
“011,'nothing,ly I any going out to
tine ‘' my fortune, and father told rne to
be iiire and•take . hold ol• the first thing
that turned n,” ' , • •
. Ono day nu Pope {MN engaged in 'trans
lating the Iliad, he came to a passage'
which neither he nor )is ansistKint could
interpret. .A stranger who stood by,
in his•humble garb, very modestly sug.
goliteitthill, as ho had - some little ac
.q.ulthitanee with Greek, perhaps he could
rteeiet them:: "Try it"try I'' said Pope,
*with the sir of a boy. who is encouraging
a monkey to eat red popper. '" There is
an error in themrint," said the stranger,'
looldngat the text, , c Road as it there
was tiO iaterOgation tit „the end of the
line, and you have the moaning at once,'?
Pope's assistant inuiruved upon this hint,
And rendered- the- passage - without difil= .
culty. ' POPe was chagrined ; lie could
over endure to ho eurpasned in any
t ling, ; Turning to the 'stranger. he said
I . -
i a gametic. tone, 4 1 Will you please
' .
to me , ~what., an interrogatlott •ls?"
.tt Vhy sir,!' ittid the staanger, 'scanning
the ill shaped poef." it is illittle; 'eAcikeit
contemptible thing Plat aiks.questions."
kmarriago.ou horseback is nunbunced
to take phsce,at the ilblmes county,.okba,
FAir. The young cbuplo 'begin life
under . .hbreeliielows: CiTcuMstaPees, and
bupa Tipiltiogother.;
Our readers will recollect, says the
Troy (N. Y.) Timm, the particulars of
the peat_emeSs robbery which- was
committed upon the" Central Railroad
hist -summer.-,,The thieves ,entered the
cars at Fonda, and stiortly afterwards
passed into the baggage car,.and gag , .
ging the express messenger and baggage
master, proceeded to open the express
safe and rifle it of its contents, variously
estimated at from $200,000 to $800,009.
Soon after the robbery, the company •
caused the arrest of Charles Conkling,,
the baggage master, but upon the repre
sentation of thedetectivea he was shortly
afterwards-reinstated in his poSition on
the road, though, of aohrse, was sus
pected of having been one of the leading
spirits in the transaction. ~The detec
tives shadowed him ~constantly. His
-every—movement-twas—watehed,---Ot her
suspected parties were watched, _aud
finallY a ray of light penetrated the dark
nesswhich surrounded the transaction,
and showed the way to the arrest of the
thieiies, and recovery of,a good portion
Of the money, -That raj of light showed ,
the deteetives that one man alone, Wad
dition to those they already suspected,
was Wanted to complete the nuniber of
th,,ire engaged in the transactiom'and to
discover him wne the object of their con=
stant and sleepless vigilance. At:" last'
the clue was :found, and the manAliscov
ered. But caution and prudence were
men, but' the money is ')Tell: The man
the deteetives had !spotted was so closCly
watched that he was scarcely ever out of
sight of the men who were waiting for
the moment to arrive when they should'
potittee upon him. His whole history
was soon known to the officers.- Ile had
always been poor, and solad his parents.
His'fitther worked at day labor,. sawing
wood, etc. He had bent employed on the
railroad, hurt Wit
_l4 some reason riot
known. Although - not a resident M.
Troy, he"-was here Much of his time, and
frequented the notorious dens of thin
city. Suddenly he beCame-a rich man,
at least his lavish expenditure4l money
led to the belief that lie had met with ex
traordinary good fortune,' He purchased
a team of horses for his father, and
refurnished the humble dwelling of his
parents, in Massachusetts, in fine style.
Ile was most liberal in his gifts-to' bis
pals anti female associates of doubtf u l
character. In fact, lie who as free with
money as though he were a millionaire.
in the most quiet mannv, and taken to
Albany, since which UM lie - leis kept
company with an °Meer, who never 'per•
mitten hint ifo be out of sight. When
accused of lfeing -implicated in therob-
- heryrhe - stoutly denied it, but after being
assured by the- offiycrs that they pos
sessed full knowledge, of the transaction,
and of the guilty parties, lie admitted
his participation M the-rvioiery,_ami
nuo, n and unreserved- statement
of the whole tramactiom 'The truth of
the confession was soon attested. The
next step of thetifllNirs - -wits to-arrest his
associates In-crime. Two of the partiCs,
. ,
Saturday thej were arrested in so quiet
a manner that the members of their fami
lies had no knowledge of the fact until
Sunday aft e rnoon. They, too, were
taken` to Albany, and placed in' separafe
roorp r -f.?l a hotel, in charge of vigilant
officers. The brothers after their arrent
made an unreserved confession, embrac
ing full particulars of the• whole tranase-
Hen, and stating to the officers where a
consith4able •portion of the money was
concealed. Yesterday morning ,the offi
cers visited Graen;lfilaud, and found the
staternefitinde by them to he co - frect,',ras
they recovered a conaideraldo portion of
the - stolen money. ••ThaTitaterne.nts of all
three of the patties, neither havi knowl
edge of What the others had divulged,
implicated tinkling in the robbery, and
in fact pointed to him as the initial:al;
On the arrival of the train at. Albany,
from -New York, Saturday afternoon,
Colliding wits thersiforo arrested on a
warrant issued by n justice of Fopda.
Montgomery county, 1 . 30(110 time since,
and was taken to that plazeand. lodged
in jail, where the other priZiliers will be
removed to await trial. The Albany
/express of yesterday gives the following .
particulars, additional to - the above. All
the mode) , has - not yet been recovered,
but it is probable the -balance over and
.above what was expended by the three
parties first arresled—it does not appear
that-Coulding had even expended anyof
it—will be secured •to day. There are
very many facts :it'd circumstances con-:
nected uAli the affair that, must be with
held for the present ; but, in due time the
whole history of the transaction will be
made public. When the robbers lt;ft tlto
.cars near West Albany, they made their .
escape to the woods, their plunder being
packed in haversacks. They directed
their stops towards West Troy,
,and had
- a most laborious jouiney. They, Itow•
ever, arrived there before daybreak; and
buried the money bark of the
whore it remained concealed for some
tame.. subsconently removed'and
divided up, and then again concealed—
a portion of it in the awry Places where it
was found by the. officers yesterday.
• .18 111tUt 1. - eftMer, 0--gc 0 (mew -- law 0-
get justice. The world is apt to resent
as a wrong done to itself esteem, that .
you should claim anythiogits a right. It
prefers to bestOw;-._ as a charity, that
which you' properly, perhaps, can only
roghrd'as a debt.
' Keep your,bay n boy, whilst he -is a
'bey,. aNSoI 1 eh ave d , polite boy; a manly
boy; a eourageoits, self reliant boy; no
milk sop bey tied to his Mother's skirts;
but - still a boy; gist a weakling fop,
precocious snob, a conceited .monkey,
aping the airs and acquiring the. habits
--of-grown-up dandresk-and fast characters.
iDen't make a self indulgiint small gen
tleman of him.• Teach hini to wait upon,
and take me of himself, and respect his
Jutbrieis,'and treat theini coueteously, and
Pray, save him• from the
surdity of a cane and 41cid gloyes, and gar=
malts that arc not suitable for downright
hearty ' • - •
. , •
• Ofie ktf,flpttentior aux euys, that the
heaven of•thsostrooxtetoded- woman
"where thOir proper
pin,CO3; ilidivr4oll won co* from bother
To do this effectually, you. nanst, ,
I. Discourage the pastor. , •- ; • .
— l - 1: :-- Discourage your fellow lflelklber3. '
Dtstroy the confidence of, the
cOmmunity. • • : •.-
I. To discourage a pastor.
• Absent yourself from one servicooveu,
Sabbath, or miss of least one inthree ,; if
he is hot very strong one_in four - 'limes
may answer.
2: Neglect prayer and class meetings.
- '3. - Criticise : your minister freely, praise
him sparingly, find fault plentifully; Pray
for hlin little or none. -
4. If he proposes to hold extra_ meet
ings, withhold youreboperation. ,
:5, Give yourself no concern Whetherbis
salary is paid
.or not. • ",
6: Never call on him socially, or•-_al
low him to think that bis.cOmfort or that
of-his- - family-is-a-nratter-of-anyimport ,
To discourage your• tenets members.
1: Observe the directions given above.
2. Complain about everything they - ilo
and do n't
3. - Contrive to make yourself the head
of a clique, .and by their assistance and
_your industry to keep the-church in hot
water• generally.
4. While doing this,. lose no opportu
nity to complain of the bad treatmeni"
you are receiving.
✓. Be as much like Diutcophes, and a's
little like Paul 41. i you can.
distrust toyour bosom, and make - schema
ing your speciality.
111. To destroy the confidence of the
1. Observe the foregoing - directio-e :
2. Tell the people that yon are • in the
church by force of circumstanees, but
Lave no respect for the way business
conducted,_ •
3: - Publish the faults of your brethren,
taking care - to magnify_them. _
4. Make no effort to induce, the people
to attend church.
13. Take no part In the labors of the
Sunday school.
6. Publish on all occlisiol.s that you
have no eonlidence in the concern, per- 1
diet that it must fall, go dawn, blow up,
and IleVel sneeecd.
By observing these directions fainifully
yOuniaybiave.the satisfaction, if the
church isnot unusually vigorous, of Wit
nessing the fulfillment of your. predic
tions. In OP
Rea& says the fortunate nufn is he who
born ptior, nr nobody, works gradually up
to wealth and consideration, and having
got them, 'dies beforo he finds they are
not worth so unfelt timil le.'
I engaged, at ltalway city, a - chaise to
minim - 4 - me a few miles into the country,
and had not proceeded far whenitpulled'
up at the ftiot - ,of the la; and the Irish
driver, coming to the door opened it.
"What are you at, man? This isn't
where I ordered you to :3tops:,," Whist,
.yer hou'or. whist'" sltia Paddy, in an un
dertone. "PK, only desaving the beast.
' - flfilu±rrtniTir — ;
out, nod he'll col tip the hill like• smoke,
see if he don't.—
No illustrate how cold the weather is
at' T,araMie, Wyoming, the Sentinel of
the twenty-second ultimo, says : An
estimable young lady of this town got
choked .two days ago, while drinking a
glass of ve!rier, by a piece of ice sticking
in her throat, where it still remains. A
council of eminent physicialis decided
that nothing could be done to remove the
obstruction before next spring.—
-- fore is a case , for lawyers, which oc
curs in the town oT Genesee, iiNeW
It seems that Dr, Cutler's barn stands oar
the line-separating his land from that of
a neighbor. The neighbor ]ms a number
of cow:i. in 'the adjoining lot's, and the
cows have been in tfie habit of reaching
their tongues through the boards of tin
barn into the manger of the doctor':
horse and stealing hay. The othex>da3
the tongue of one of these elms lya's bit
ten ow by he horse, and the oiestion
now is, whether the owner of the cow can
obtain dainages. The animal was on hiS
'premises when she lost her toitine ; but
then, certainly, the tongue was trespass
ing the doctor'r, side of the line.
Bishop of Exeter Ittid the sae
kiest way of saying.keverB thipge. One
day a somewhat cecentrie: clergyman
visited the bishop ~clad in the highly up..
orthodox ecattune of fancy light trowsele
and a • black neckcloth. The bishop
glanced with reproving eyes at the trow
sere, and then observed : "Not quite a.
clerical garb, I think, my dear Mr. Dom.-
ton: '• Well, my Lord. feplittd the:ctin
fusal reels,." the fact is that my trow
rs were of much darker hue, but re
peated viits"Tti the laultdetave made
•thent look lighter;". .and, rejoined the
Icahn!), with :tit upward glance, " I sup-
Ilme the color of the trouser hazi rum
irate the neckcloth."
The wondu,Sill two hes:chid girl is still
Gn vchibition in New England: She
advantage over the rest of. her sex, for
she never has to stop talking to eat, and
when ye is not eating she keeps both
tongues Tunnbig at, once. She has . a
lover; and this lovg . r is in .a .quandari,
because at one and the enme'moment ,
sluracedlited Win with, one mouth And
rejected him with-,the other. He does
not know which to belieye lie wishes
to sue- her for n- breach-of promise,' but.
this is n ,because
4ply ono hOlf of thegirl' has been guilty
'of the . breach, The gilAstmetwo heads,
I four arms; four legs, ono both, attdis •
seventeen years•old. Ittshe twinSP„Or,:r•
I having but ono-body, is she tikietly but
onelferson? We wilt not attempt' fo.
adsiv& thesd'questions.' • ••, • •
A recently appointed postmistress,- at
a post Office oil the plains, sends her first
quarterly report to the Department, with
the folleWing note :,, "E'er. weeks past I
h - airo - slopt with :a sislthooter by my bed
side, and, a eitryhig - knife und4r.nay
expecting at lireak Akiy the 'trailing
Would comae for scalp, but all of Witt.
his not -been halt so harassing' to My
mind as - the - Making out - Of one quarterly
'i -- -
I •1,
f ?mute Xrf: l• Atm.'
I $3.001 icor.
. • .
No. 504 Broadway is a'two story build
ing. The basement to used for a fres
concert sa.olon,the ground floor is used
as a drinking saloon, and the second for
an open &no of Wo l f where a rnotldy
crowd, who fight the dangerous tiger du- •
ring the day at 17 Alin street, assemble
round a dingy table to resume operations
for the night. It is noti snap game, as - -
a proverbial cheat game is called ; yet if
a countryman with a flush puree comes
along, the regulars who pasis their lives .
around the table, disappear until he is re-. ,
'loved of his funds:by a few deals • of
stocked cards, when they - reappear and .
keep up, the game till morning.
A few nights since there lounged into .
th'e _gamhling room, Captain rester,
many years ago a Texan ranger. 'He is"
a man 37 years of age, but appears to be
scarcely-25.--Ile-was-dressed in a style
half Mexican and half - American. He
could not have appeared more verdant
had lie been just from an Onondago farm.
Ile came here to purchase farms "for a
revolutionary faction' of tlse State 'Ta
maulipas, Mexico, and carried $30,000 ".
iu large %denominations 'of greenbacks. • "
He walked around the table; where eight. -
or ten gamblers were rattling theirivOry
checks, and in an easymanner fell into a -
.:_chair at the left-hand of the dealer.. In
a careless way he asked them if they did
not play month. The dealer, of course, -
when Captain Fo for allowed
his-fat roll-of-curreney,--lle-seleeted-a-----=-
hundred dollar note and•passed it in - for ,
$2.50 chips. .He laid them dottri in a '
clumsy manner generally, dragging each -
stack or partial stack over the table, end °.
took his own time to place thorn in order:
He asked a question now and then. re-,
;aiding the way to bet, and as luck
would run lie won until he was paid
$5, then higher up in $25 chips. In less
than:ari hour he had $2,200 beforre him
in $25 blue ivory chips.' • -
by a wink one by one the players left •
their seats. Not acting as though he
noticed what was passing,. Captain Foe- '
ter gave them fourstacks of $25 chips,
and received $2,000 in There
remained only the " call turn " in the
box—a king, deuce, Und five spot.. He
laid $260 in chips 6n the king, calling
frOm that to the five spot._ .It was be-.,,„,
yond the ” limit" allowed by the bank, .
yet as they had lost heavily they decided
to lot it stand. pie cards were pulled,
and king, out deuce showed itself on the
-top—Four-to-one-was-paid r ,making
other $l,OOO.
The dealerchanged thie"deck, sea
t ing which,Captain Foster handed in.his t
two full staciprof $55 chips, and 'was
paid $l,OOO. - The new. and "Stacked"
deal started.." The captain had .an odd -
four chips ; ono after another warstakeu
Lip by the dealer, until the four were lost, •
as would have-been all the money .he
could have laiddown. Thedealer hesi- , •
Mteil for th7eT:Cailiain to pass 'in more
money. He hesitated also, when he •
wasasked if ho did not mean to play any -
- atom He replied by inekingat'hia vest
pocket, pulling out some stamps; and
saying,---I-will-take.a...25-cent_chiN" • .
The bankers saw that they wore sold
for just 2,000.- Two of them sprang.. up
'rem their seats as ii4o prevent Captan
Foster from leaving the room. He had
-atspected that also, and carelessly put
back the lappel,of his coat and " took
down" one of Colt's•nino inch revolvers.
fle:walked to the gas jet opposite, to the .
table, and while standing with his back
to the Wall, With revolver in hand, rolled
a cigarette, and walked out of the room
&Wn! the stairs, and thence to the Fifth
Avenue Hotel. The gamblers saw that
their supposed green customer knew all
the ropes of their den and its.maohinery.
They Swallowed their loss as oily gam
blers can when they find that 'their
' , 4ame is beat. 'Twenty
_minutes after
Captain Foster had left, the'same motley ,
'crowd of men were again' around the
The flevercnd Samuel Clawson, a Me
thodia preacher of eccentric manners,
sometimes called the "wild man," was , .
very popular in Western' Virginia, some
twenty years -ago.• He Was cross eyed
and wiry made,.and. very dark skinned
for a white man. At times ho was sur
prisingly eloquent, alwayl excitable, and '
)cearionally exiiaragarit. He once ac
companied' a brother minister, Reverend
Mr. R., a prominent pastor, in a visit to
a colored church. Mr. R. gave
. the coI•
ored preacher the hint, and, of course,
Clawson was invited -to preach.' Ho did
so, and during the sermon sot the impul
sive -Africans - to shouting all over the
house.' This, in turn, set Clawson to ex
travagant words and actions, and he
leaped out of the pulpit like a doer, and
began to shake the hands of the colored
brethren, and mit -, in . qUito happily. He
wept for joy. - Then pressing through She
crowd,lie found brother R., arid sitting'
downr`betiide bin, he threw his arm,
around his neck, and, with team stream
ing down his cheeks, he said, • •
"Brother 8., talmost wish I lied been. -
born a nigger. These folks have more
religion than we have."
"Well; well," said brother It, you
come so near it that you needn't cry
about it."
gentlerearned — irillie orlgi
social customs, on being asked riliat"was.
the ineaniiig'of casting an old shoe after
a - -newly married couple, replied : "To
' indicate that the chances of happiness in
-matrimony ate slippery„
'rim Titusville Herald has the follotr
ing paragraph : It is somewhat remark
able, first, that four weddipgs took place
during the peat week ; second, that 'the
four gentlemen were all rneichants'af Ti
tusville; third; tkat they did business
on the same street ; .fourth, that they ea-.
'copied the same block ; 'fifth, that they
wore all widoWers ; sixth, thatin the ag
gregate they_have;hadAbittecnivives._
A woman at a dispensary applied for .
medical aid stating hor disease to bp ilia
of the .heart. " . ; , Tot an un- =\:,‘
common aihrient with your sex; mit'ain,e;; ,
said the doctor, with 'a . twinkle of, the
eye, "hut it is .not dangerous if tire:,
proper remedy is applied,"
A gentleman
.6lisoryod tt, , '
np regn
Lis fri ^aew'r •