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A B 1 1 T) E I El DEI T Fill M NEW SPAPEK.
WILLIAM D. COOKE. )
TWO DQLlAaSIM 1IKC
Botelr to all fyc 3n (crests of Zijt Smtti), thuTtit& (Stout atfoti, multure, Scfe0, tfje iHarfeets, &c.
rot W,-NO. 46.
RALEIGH, NORTH-CAROLINA, SAT'
MAY, OCTOBER C, 1855.
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I - SELECT iOETRY.
HUES ON WOMAN.
l0 be read alternately, or they are written, , it
may suit the tatle or untmcyU qf the reader.
- The bliss of him no tongue can tell - . ...
Who in woman doth confide ; rt ;
Who with a woman scorns to de
Unnumbered evils will betide
TheT fill each leisurable day -
With joy and innocent delight;
Wiih cheerless gloom and miser j
Are none possessed while in their sight.
: They make the daily path of life
, A pleasant journey strewed with flower ;
A dreary scene of painful strife
They quickly change with matchless powers.
' Domestic jitya wil1 fa8t d6cay "''-'
Where female influence is unknown j
Where'er a woman holds heir sway,
A man is in perfection shown. 1 ,
She's never failing to display .','";
Truth, in its native loveliness ;
A heart inclined to treachery
A woman never did possess.
That man true dignity will find
Who tries the matrimonial state ;
Who pours contempt on woman kind
WiJl mourn his folly when too late. .
PASSING THROUGH THE FIEE.
C O N C L V DSD.
-As Edward wa about leaving the counting-
room at dinner time, Mr! Lee said to him :
- "I have been thinking over what you told me
this morning, and I have every disposition to
meet your wishes. My business, as you know,
is yet small, and the income from it limited. But
I have just received some" better consignments, i
with the promise of liberal shipments of goods,
from a large manufactory. Yesterday, I do not
think your application would have met with a
favorable answer. Now I cau offer you a salary
of one hundred and fifty dollars for the first
' year." ., .
not restrain the impulse that prompted him to
selzii the haod of Mr. Lee. "";
" Oh I am so glad !" he exclaimed, as a light
broke over his face.
"But that sum," added Mr. Lee will uot go
far towards supporting yourself and mother."
"Mother has a small income; and this will
help very intkh. I think she cau make it do.''
Mr. Lee mused for some momenta
" Tve been thinking since you spoke to me
this moTiiing -"
JJr. Lee paused, and seemed turning some
thing bverm" his iniud, that was not altogether
clear to. him, .
" I've been thinking, perhaps, you might do
something for yourself," he at length said. '
Edward's face -brightened,
"There are some little articles in which you
W'gl.t trade safely. In breaking bales of goods,
for instance, pieces of rope, and bagging accu
mulate. For these odds and .ende there is a
sale. 1 know two or three stores where you can
buy the article, and T know where you can sell
.K at a small advance. It will take so small a
portion of your time and attention that I can
have no objection, and the matter is so simple
and safe that you will run no risk."
The light faded from the boy's face ; observ
ing which, Mr. Lee said :
"It does not strike you favorably."
"I have no money to buy with," was the dis
" Oh, as to that," came the cheerful sponse ;
"no ver. large capital will be required. Ten or
fifteen dollars will start you in the business, and
I can supply" that." ,
"You are very kind, sir," was Edward's grate
ful answer. A few moments he s!o.d with his
eyes bent upon the floor then moving away he
left the counting-room, and hurried home to
communicate the good news to his mother" As
he asceuded the stairs, leading to the apartments
they occupied, he heard the voice of a man in
his mother's room, and on opening the door, his
eys fell upon the cold face of his uncle Brad
ford. A brief and distant greeting took place,
' and then the visitor said to the widow of his
brother : - ' ' ' :
"The salary is a liberal one, and will make
you very comfortable. I am gla . you were so
"Luuiiie as io secure me aipoiniment iou
may not know that you. are in a g od measure
indebted to me for your success. I made inter
est fur you in an influential quarter."
" Mother is not going; there," said Edward,
abruptly. He was unable to keep back the
ords that leaped to his tongue.
Mr. Bradford turned suddenly upon the boy,
cd scowled darkly. ' ' ' -
ot going where i" he asked.
"Xot goiug to. be a Matron in an Orphan
Asylum," answered Edward firmly.
oue. isu i, na i Mr. Bradford's lip Had a
weer upon it ; and he looked first at the boy
and then at his mother.
"No, sir, she Un't going." And Edward stood
P and returned the gaze of his uncle with so
dy a look, that Mr. Bradford felt irritated
beyond measure. . j
"Oh, very well," said he, in an offended
voice" very well if you are master here I
We nothing to say." An he' arose, and took
two or three hurried steps across the room. At
the door lie paused and glanced back towards
Mrs. Bradford, who looked bewildered, and al-
most frightened at the unexpected rencontre, so
to epeak, between Edward and his uncle.
u It's no use, I find," said he, speaking severe
ly, for me to try to do anything for j&u. My
adviee has not been taken in a single instance
fiiacaaay, brother! death and oowjiallust -t
let job go your own way. You wereilly eiough
to refuse Air. Gardiner' excellent offer to take
Edward.. There isn't a more advantageous place
in the. city his fortune would have been made;
I'm out of all patience with you 1 Bulging,
y'r ain gait gang y'r ain gait-1 It will be all
the same to me. - And just bear this in miud1
don't call on we to help you out of any of the
troubles your -stupidity juay create."
Abd Mr, Bradford went off in passion, K-av-
ing the widow an Aears.
"Don't cry, mother dear--don't cry." said
Edward," tenderly, comiDgrto the side of his
weeping parent, and laying bis face to hers.
"You're pot going t the Asylum. Mr. Lee
says he will pay me one hundred and- fifty dol
lars for the firsts .year, and that-ii as much as
Mr. Gardiner promised. He spoke very kindly
to me, ai.d said he would show me how I could
trade a little for myself, and make a tew dollars
now and then. Ob, mother ! I feel such a Weight
taken from my heart."
Mrs. Bradford could not answer, in words, but
she drew the boy's face tightly to her brea-f,atid
kissed over and over again, fervently, his pure
white forehead. ; .
"Mr. Lee is a true man," she said, when, she
could trust herself to speak. "He is nut rich,
like Mr, Gardiner.; but be has. a larger heart,
my son." - ' .
Edward raised himself up, and looked earnest
ly at his mother.. Her words seemed to have
light in iheiu, and made things clear which were
before in obscurixy. . v
"A kind, true heart, Edward," the mother
adiled, " is worth more than, gold ; and you can
trust it better."
' Mr. Lee has a kind, true heart,', sard the
lad, speaking as if to himself.
" That I have known for years, -Edward,'' an
swered his mother; " and he has not only a true
heart, but just and honorable piiuciphs. It whs
u rroi riki Mr
ner ana in nistavor. l Knew it ouia ; uticr
for you in the end to be under his care ; and,
already,, this is becoming appareqt even in your
Serious thought was now given by Mis. Brad
ford to the subject of accrpiing or declining ti e
appointment which she had just received. Wouid
it be right fur her, under the circumstances, to
refuse an offer of five hundred do lar a year ?
Another such, opporamity vou!d hardly again
occur. If she did refuse, the act would estrange
certain friends who had interested themselves in
her behalf; and in cttse of future extremity, no
depend' nee could be placed on their kind offices.
As these, and other considerations were revoivedv
her mind came into a bewildered state ; and she
was sorely oppressed by doubts. Edward oppo
sed her a( ceptauce, an.d begged her not to take
ftvm him his home, humble and obscure though
it might be.
I will live in a garret with yon mother," he
said. "Anywhere I will be contented with
poor food and plain clothing, until f grow
If the thought of Mrs. Bradford had in any
respect turned inwards ijpon heaself if, in
thinking of a clear income of five hundred dol
lars a year, her imagination had pictured a con
dition of freedom from care and worldly anxie
ties, every selfish impulse was stifled now. "What
will be best for my boy?"' That was the earn
esfcly iisked qeustion, and upon that turned a
decision of the case. Clearly, now, she saw the
dangers to which Edward wonrd be exposed, if
removed from her loving care her watchful
guardianship and she wondered within herself
that this had not vividly presented itself before.
4 We will remain together my son," were her
calmly spoken words, after all was decided in her
mind ; " and if we can only get bread to eat and
j water to drink, we will share them, and be
thankful that the worse evil of separation is yet
far from us.
Both mother and ' son had passed through
what to them was a fiery trial, but now they
saw with a purer vision ; now they felt stronger
to endure, and had a better hope for the future.
When the purpose of Mrs. Bradford was made
known to her friends, and they became aware of
the slender support s e bad chosen, instead of
the comfortable incotrie which had been offered
for her acceptance, they were greatly displeased,
and censured her strongly even going m far as
to charge her with lack of energy, and insinua
ting that both pride and indolence had conspired
to effect her deviiou. She bore the storm meek
ly, for she knew that the words of self jutitica-
tin she could speak would not be understood.
Estrangement from her husband's relations was'
the consequence, and an almost total exclusion
from the old social circles. -
Patiently and hopefully she bore all this', for
hr earnest, self-devoted love for Edward yr.ve
clearness to her vision, and she saw that slie was
mov.ng in the right way. Very poorly did they
live on their slender income, but day after day
was the widow's heart made glad by the knowl
edge that her son was gradually learning to es
timate truly the character of 'Mr. Lee, and to
imbibe from him those higher principles of action 1
by which his own li fe was governed. True to his
promise to1 Edward, the latter had hot only" ad-
vanced him a small sum of money to purchase
certain articles in which he might freely traffic,
but had advised him where and how to buy, pud
where to sell. From this source the lad was
soon in receipt of light profits, that were never,
from the beginning, less than five or six dollars
a month ; all of which was given to his mother.
One evening Edward said to his mother i
"Henry Long told me something about Mr.
I'm sure Mr. Lee ' wouldn't have kne! such a
" What was it my son I" asked Mrs. Brad
ford. ' S - '
enry, in looking over an account which a
merchant from' the country had just settled, dis
covered an error of a hundred dollars against
the'merchant." He showed it to Mr. Gardiner,
saying as he did to, Mr. ' told us that he
wouldn't leave nntil six o'clock this afternoon.
Shall I go round to the hotel and see him about
it?" " '
fc'No!' was Mr. Gardiner's answer. 'Let
him find it out himself, which he 'will do if he
is barp enough ; and if he is not, he deserves
4 Tliat is dishonest," said Mrs. Bradford, with
much gravity' of manner. ' -
" So I told Henry ; but he laughed, and said
Mr. Gardiner was keen, and knew how totake
care of number one.''
! "And did Henry' Long make so light of a
wicked action ? I thought better of him than
that, my son!"
"He wouldn't have made light of. it, I am
sure, when we went to school together. Then
he was a very, honorable boy."
" Evil communications corrupt good manners.
There must, then, be something wrong in his
I'm afraid so," said Edward.
" I)ies it not occur to you iii what direction
this may lie ?"
Edward looked thot'ghtfnl. '
'If a .man in Mr. Gardiner's position makes
:ijht of dfthonestv, is there not dsng.-r in com
ing within the sphere f his influence? If the
principal in a huge est tblishmt nt manifests na
just regard for the rights of others, what is to
lie -expected from his subordinates? Believe me,
Edward, there is g'eat danger in being in the
se rvice of such a man. And now, I am sure you
can begin to see hoygra.va wvreaqons. cre. W)t
permitting you to accept the offer he seemed so
kindly to make."
What -a glow uf pleasure warmed the bos m
of Mis. Bradford as her son expressed strongly
his abhorrence of Mr. Gardiner's principles, and
said that he hoped ever to be thankful that he
had a mother who was wise enough to save him
frum the influences of such a man.
Time passed on. Mr. Lee's business steadily
increased, though not rapi-iiy. He was active,
prompt, and honorable in dealing, thus secuiing
a good reputation in business circhs. At the
end of a year lie was aide to increase Edward's
salary to three hundred dollars, and so intelli
gent had the lad become in such matters of
trade as were permitted to him on his own ac
count, that he added two huudied dpllars to
this income during the second year he was with
the young "commision merchant. Emm this
time, the widow andher son, though stiU in ob
scurity, and overlooked by friends who should
have stood by them in their hours of need, and
encouraged them as they passed through the
trials of adversity, had not only all things need
ful for comfort, but enjoyed a measure of hap-,
piness that is meted out to but few.
The years now glided by with a fleeter mo
tion. Mr. Lee's business steadily increased. His
strictly honorable 'dealings -had become widely
known ; and every season lie received new and
moie valuable consignments. For Edward, he
had from the beginning felt a true interest.
Very careful was he to instil just principles into
his itiiad, and to demon-trate the fallacy pf the
bad maxim so widely prevalent, that no man can
conduct business successfully at the prereut day,
and be snictiy honest. Success, he always
maintained, was d pendent on a thorough
knowledge of the business in which a man en
gaged, uniied with untiring industry. "This,"
he wou'd -ay, 41 is the only safe ruad in which
to walk. All others are full of danger." Eve
ry year he contiuued to increase the salary of
Ed w aid ; for every year he became of more
value to him.
It was just seven years from tie day on which
Mi s. Bradford declined the offer of the rich mer
chant t-j take her son into bis service. Circum
stances were considerably altered. Edward's
salary was enabling her to live in more comfort,
and some of her old friends were berinninr to
approach again. Of these was the mother, of
Henry Long, the boy who had taken the place
at, Mr. Gardiner's. Henry had grown upagay,
dashing young man ; and it was plain to all
close oleryer, that in bis contact with, the
world, he had soiled his garments.
.-Mrs. Long, rather a worldly-minded woman
.herself, did not seem clearly conscious of the
change for the worse that was steadily progress
ing. H-nry had a manly, confident way about
him, that gratified her vanity ; and he adroitly
deceived hsr in mauy.thrng-. that a true-hearted
woman would have knowu by aa unerring in
stinct .Mrs. Xong had called twice upon Mrs
L Bradford; and the latter, who did not much
cnre to tenew the acquaintance, hit that it was
hadly kind not to-retain a visit. S,'on fine
morning; she rang the belV at Mrs. Long's door.
The servant who-admitted her had a frightened
iookj and exclaimed as soon '. the ' door was
closed "Oh ma'm ! go np quickly to Mrs.
Long. I don't know what ails her !"
" li she sick !" was Mrs.; Bladford's anxious
44 Something's the matter,
She's in a dread-
ful way," answered the servarfv
"A iuan left
a letter for her just now ; andjaasoon as she be
ffan to read it. she turned as Hte as death, and
fell right down po the i fioorfj got her onthe
crying, oti, so dreadfully I ' Do go u)p . and see
her. I don't know what to do." ,
Mrs. Bradford went hastily up to the chamber
of Mrs. Long. As she opened the door, the
groans that fell ' upon her ears, were so full of
anguish, that" every nerve thrilled with pain..
Crouched down upon the be4, with her face
pressed into , and hidden on a pillow, , lay the
friend she had called to visit,. shiverlog AS if in
a strong ague-fit. Going quickly to the bedside,
she placed her hand upon, Mr. Long, and repeat
ed her name. . The suffering woman did not
seem to feel the touch,, nor hear the voice.
"Mrs. Long! Mrs. Long ??--The calhfwas
repeated in a low, earnest, penetrating voice ;
but the only resjxnse was a moan more full of
anguish. . - - - ' 1
" My friend ! Mrs. Long !" '
It availed not. -Her ears seemed def her
senses all indrawn.
" What great trouble has come upon you so
suddenly, my friend?" Very tenderly did Mrs.
Bradford speak, bending her face low to tie ear
of the wretched woman. There was a half
smothered murmur of words.
" It is Mrs. Bradford," said the visitor. --'Vf
The hands of Mjs. Long were instantly waved
backward with a repelling motion.
Think of uie as a true friend as an earnest
" Mother ! Mother I send for my mother," was
the sufferer's answer. And again she waved her
haod for Mrs. Bradford to leave her.
Delicacy forbid further intrusion en the part
of - Mrs. Bradford. Leaving the room, she made
known the wish of Mrs. Long to' have her
mother who lived near by, sent-for, and went
back to he own home, deeply pained at the
scene she had witnessed, and wondering what it
could maam - - -
When Edward came home that evening, he
said to his -mother the moment be entered :
' A dilliiLLhing hJinrBLhy.oav.''
" What ?" was the quick inyfr " "
u H nry Long sailed in the English steamer
at twelve o'clock, after having robbed his em
ployer of more than a hundred thousands dol
lars." - "
"Oh no, Edward ! Impossible!". ,
" It is too true." ' :
'But he could not abstract so much rnorioy
at one time."
"No, but the fraud on the house have eeii
going on, as is alleged, fur years." Thi morn
ing be was sent to collect some large "drafts, and
make heavy deposits, the whole ath' unung to
.OV' .r f o ty thousand dollars. Instead of making'
the deposits, he bought bills cf exchange, and
left for Europe in the steamer."
"Dreadful.! Dreadful !''
"In consequence of this large abstraction of
money,-Mr. Qardiner was unable to meet his
iiayments to-day, and called a hurried meeting,
of creditors. We had sold him some good, and
-Mr. Lee was present at the meeting. And, what
do you think he says ? Why that it is the sirong
impression of nearly all his creditors, after hear
mg his story, that he is a partner in the guilt of
"Oh. Edward! Edward!" '.
A shade of fear went darkly over the moth
er's face, as she retnembeivd how near slie had
been to yielding to the strong pressure that was
on her, and consenting that her son should take
the place afterwards rilled by Henry Long.
'Thanks to my heavenly Father, for giviug me
i he strength to eudure !'' was her fervent heart
' The failure, that comes in consequence of
Henry's crime, will be a veiy bad one. . False
entries were exhibited, (too quickly' discovered
some think,) showing the abstraction of over
sixty thousand 1 dollars, besides the heavy sum
takefi to-day. If the creditors get thirty cents
in the dollar, it will be a large 'dividend" on the
effects produced by-Mr. Gardiner."
"Then he may be a worse man than his ab
" And ho doubt is, mother. He has not, for
some time, borrie a good reputationf among hon-
lable business meu. I have heard'the worst ei.i-'
thets applied to him by merchants.' "
"Olr, Edward 1" said Mrs. Bradford, sjoakm '
with so much feeling, that tears stood in her
eyes, ''how thankful I am that yon did not en
ter his service instead of Henry Long."
, " JSot more thankful than I am,"' was the' repl y
of Edward " For years I have seehdiow wisely
you acted in choosing a place for, me with a true,
good man, Instead 6f one whose only rec oru
mendatioh was the worldly advantage he hadito
offer. How far I might nave been corrupteclln
his service, I know not but I have, several
times to-day, had an inward shudder as I tliouo-ht'.
of'jt" ?"' ' " ' " ' " " y"
There was a pause, and then the young man
said, with a brightening countenance,,
: ." But I have some good, as well asevij tidings
for your ear. Mr. Lee has offered me an. inter-
est in his business, on most liberal terms ; and I
Lave accepted the proposition'--
Mrs. Bradford's face kindled with' a glow of "
eright " o 'strong expfesfon" of "pleure '
leaped from her tongue ; she ohly'claspedthe
hand of. her son, and looking at him with an
expression of maternal love and pride, said,
" X have my reward, and it "comes "quicker and
more, abundantlhan ever hnagiaatiou realied.J
My dearest hope, for. you in life, has beeVtbat
you might be. a true-hearted, honorable honest
man. You are all this Edward ! all this. . And
now there is. added the' worldly prosperity that
I was willing to sacrifice for those higher .and.
e t'nr.s There.. ! te hroier mother jn.
l- ; s 1
Y-.Orggtn. - . --. ;-- - ' " '
THE BLESSINfTbr A; GOOD DEED.
-BV.'T. S. ARTHUR.
" I should like to do that; every day, for a
ye'af W come," said Mr. WilllUm Everett, rub-
biug lubands togttry rcUy' ia
Mr. Everett was a stock and money broker,
and had just made an "operation" by which a
clear gain of two thousand dollars was secured.
He was alone in bis office, or so tuueh alone as
not to feel restrained by the presence of another.
And yet, a pair of dark, pad eyes were fixed in
tently upon his self satisfied countenance with
an expression, had he observed it, that would,
at least have excited a moment's wonder. The
owner of this pair of eyes whs a slender, ratheT
poorly -dressed lad, in his thirteenth year, w hom
Mr. Everett lmd engaged a short time previous
ly, to attend in his office and run upon erran-ls-He
was the son of a widowed mother, now in
greatly reduced circumstances. Hi9 father bad
been an early friend of Ml4. Everett, It was this
fact which led to the boy's introduction into the
broker's ofrici '.
" Two thousand -dollars." The broker had
uttered aloncj his satisfaction"; but -now he crn
luuned with ,dmself silently. "Two thousand
dollars 1 A rtice httlesum that for a single day s
S'e ajlJ h spoke with kinder.
w o! k: I 'weirder w hat Mr. Jenkeus wi
morrow morAinewhetr he hears of stfch an ad
vance in tbess securities."
From some eaue, this mental reference to
Mr. Jenkins '! did not increase our friend's state
exhileratiouj j Most probably tht-re was some
thing in the! transaction, by which he had gain
ed so haodsolne a sum of money, that, in calmer
moments, would not bear too close a scrutiny
something $r. Everett woufd hardly liked to
have blazoned forth to the world. Be this as it
although the! broker w as richer by twothou-and
dollars than '.when he arose in the morning, he
was certainly no happier.
An hour arterwani, a ousines i.iena came m-
to tneomce pi Mr. tvereu ana saia :
''Have yotl heard about Casseh ?
'No;" wht if him?"
"He's saidl to be off to California with twenty
lars'in his pockets more than justly
belongs to hfm."
Toiv true, believe. His name is in the list
of passenger! who lett New York in the steam
er, y-steidalj." " - ' '" "; '''.
"The sconitidrcl !" exclaimed Mr. Everett, who,
by tills tunjwas very' considerably excit -d.
' He owes you, does he ?" said the friend
."I lent him three huudred dollars only day
"A clear swindle."
''yeB, it is.- , if I could on'y get my hands
on him." -' '
- Mr. Everett's eonntenance, as he said this, did
not weaPa very amiable expression.
"Don't get excited about it," said the other,
"1 think he let you on quite reasonaDiy. was
that sura all he asked to borrow.?"
"Yes." " '
"I know two, at least, who are poorer by a
couple of thousand by his" absence."
-But Mr. Everett was excited. For half an
hour alter the individual left, who had commu
nicated this unpleasant piece of news, the broker
walked the floor -of his office with compressed
lips, a loweriflg brow, and " most unhappy feel
ings. The-two thousand dollars gain, in no
way balanced in his mind, "the' three hundred
lost. The pleasure created by the one had not
penetrated deep enough to escape obliteration
by tile other.
- Of all this, the boy with the" dark, sad eyes
had taken -quick cognizance. ' And he-compre-.
bended all. .Scarcely a moment had his glance
been removed from the countenance or form of
Mr. Everett, while the latter walted with uneven
steps, the floor of his office. , .1,.
, i ... .As the afternoon waned, the broker's mind
grew caliuerJ The first excitement produced by
the loss, pased away ; but it left a sense of de-.
pteasion and disappointment that completely
shadowed his feelings. . -
, Intent as had been the lad's observation of
his einpldver during alt the time, it is a little re-
, markabfe that Mr. Everett had uot once been.
i conscious of the fact, that tb.ejboy's eyes wer?
steadily upon 'him. In fact, he had been, aa
a usually the case, too much absorbed ,iu
tiiiogs concerning himself, to notice what was
peculiar to a; other, unless the, pecuiiarity were
one readily used to "hii own, advantage. -
"John,' sard Mr. Everett, turning suddenly, to
tl ie boy, and encountering his large earnest eyes, I
Take this note round to Mr. Legrand. . ..
-. John sprang to do his bidding ; received, the.
-. joon sprang vo w u.-.. , x .
note, and was orwith; unusual fleetness. BU
j door, which closed .upon his form, 4$, not.
it out th'e expression pt' hjs sober face and ;hu
d jriance from the vision' of Mr. reUr-rln.
, fat, from Wme cause, teanha spmng into the
ey"of the jmusing hfrji fi&iym?& -
wycalled'upon to nder"a service; an J quick
er than usual though his motions were, he bad
failed to conceal them.
A new train-of thought novt entered the broker's-miixh
The child of his old friend had
been, taken into his office from a kind of chari
table feeling, though of low vitality. . H paid
him a couple of dollars a week, and thought life
tie more about him or his widowed mother.
He had too many important interests of his own
at ptaketo. have his mindiurned aside for Jbecajah waViricJber by wo JSliaof:
of that sad fcce--for itiva. unusually sad at the
,n . i "ii . n .
moment when Mr. Everett looked suddenly to-.
ward the'toy Jingered in his mind, growing
every moment more distinct and more t ouch in g
ly beautiful, many considerations of duty and
humanity were excited; - - He remembered his!
old friend, and the pleasant hoars- they had
.spent together in years long since passed, ere
"lerous feelings had hardened into ice, or given
.- ,a-nss. He reme no
place to an aij-jJervrtine . . i
bered, too, the beautitai girl Lia, fi iehd hd mar
ried, and how proudly that friend presented her
to their little world, a his br ide. The lad had
her large, dar k eyes, only the light of joy had
faded, therefrom, giving place to a strange sad
ness. . .- . - - - ;
All thisi was now present to tb mind of Mr.
Everett, and though he tried onee or twice, du
ring the boy's eb-sence, to obliterate theae recol
lections, h was unable Jo do so,- -.
'"How is you,- moiher, John !" kindly inquired
the broker, when the lad returned from his er
rand, i . v . .
The questiou was . so unexpected thnt it cn
fused him. . ..- . . . - - :
"She's well thank-you, sir. v Xor not very
w'eil eilherr :tliank yon, u ." . ;
And the b 'y's'faee flushed and his eyes suf
fused - ; . -----
, "i?ot tery .wail, . you. say ?" Air. Everett
aui in Htoin of interest.
"No sir; not Very if.'-it Iut " ' - '
"But what, John?" sai-l toe. broker, encour
agingly. "She's in trouble." half stanimei-pd On- boVt
while the color -deepened -uri hi fce.
"Ah, indeed 1 I'm sony for i hat. -What is
the trouble, John t" . t
The tears which John had been 'vamlv stri
ving to re pres, now gu4rd "ov-r his ftc, wnd
with abovish sh anrafor"ili we?iknss Iia tut-npd
aw$T-"nd tntgiCTiirfoT'3rtii!i- "fUi his "over"
masteriug feelings. '
Mr. Everett was nt a little mon-d iv so un
expected an exhibition. -- He waited with a in w-
born cougHeraiiuii for thr. bov. txt unmi. e!ed
with respect, tintil a measure of ealmne-s w;. re
stored. " '
"John," he then said, if yonr mother is in
trouble, it may le in my power to rrlieve her."
"O, sir " exclaimed the lad eagetly, coming
up to Mr. Everett, and in the forg-itfulnesv of the
moment, laying his small hand upon that of his
employer, ."if you will, you can." '
Hard indeed -wonh? hive leen the ' heart that
could have witnessed the appealing eyes lifted
by Johu-Levering to the face of the broker.
Love of self and tbe-world had -ncrirsted it with
indifference toward others, but the crust wa
now broken through.
"Speak freely, my good lad,' said he kindly.
Tell me of your mother. -What is her trou
."We are vry poor, sir." ; TrernnloUs arrd
mournful .was- the boy's voice. : "Arid 'mother
isn't well. She does all she can and my wages
help a little. - But there are three of us children ;'
and I am the oldest. Nou of the rtt en earn
anything. Mother couldn't In-lp gtt ng behind
with tlie reut, sir, because -he ba-in't the mon
ey to pay it with. This morning the man who
owns the house where we live' t-nmei for -some
money, and when mother td him thathe had
none, he got, oh, so angry ! frightened -us all.
Ue said if the rent wasn't paid by tomorrow,
he'd turn ns all-out into the street. Poor ran
ther ; she went to bed sicW." -
"How much does your mother owe the maiif
asked Mr. Eveiett.
"Oh, it's a great dealrsir. I'm afraid she'll
never be able to ay it; and I don't knew what
we'll do.!' , r- . - - '-'-' ' : " ' ' "
"How much ?' ' '. ' ' ''
"Fourteen dollars, sit," answered the lad;
"Is "that all ?" and Mr. Everett thrust bis hand
into his pocket. '"Here are twenty dollars', Rnu '
h&me to your mother, and give thenv to her
with my compliments." - ' -
The boy. grasped the money fcagerly, arrd as
be did so, in an irrepressible burst of gratitude
kissed the haad from which he received it.
He did not speak, for strong emotion choked
all utterance ; But Mr. Everett saw his heart in
his - large eye, and it wa overflowing with
thankfulness. ' ; " : "
" gray a moment," said the broker, a John -Levering
was about to past' through Ms tloor.
"Perbap! had better: write a: note to your
mother."; ,.. i ,,r - V t. --' "'
i I wish yon would, air," answered thtf boy as
he came slowly back. - - ' ' '!
A brief note was writteor ii which Mr, Ever
ett-not only offered present aid, but promised,
for the sakei of old -recolleotioos that now were
crowding fast upon his mind, to b the widowV
iuvune irituu. ... - .- . - -
- V Fot half -hw after the lad departed,
broker sat musing,' with his eyes apin die floor,'
hia though l were cle-ar and h eehaga traoqtiiL
I He had made on that day" the om of two tboto'
sand, .dollara- bf, Ar-ingla- transaction, oat tne
thoaght. of thai large aMseessionwtO hia worfdly
goods did not give him the tithe of pleasure he
derived from the bestowal of twenty dollara-
He thought, too, of the three hundred he had
lost by - a misplaced confidence : jet,' even '
the shadow cast from that event began to fall
upon his heart, the bright face of Jobu Leyw
ing was conjured up by fancy, and all was na-
ny again. : .- - . : -l " f
; Mr. Everett Went home to i hjs familj i tta
evening a cheerfulrininded man4Why jJSot
Vckrf.fi JLaC. I0!i
sessed no powetlo lift hwn above the shadowed,
fretful state which the ' loss ef - three k hundred
had produced. Why! He ljad beetdwedf"
his abundance, and thus made suffering' hearts
glad; and the conscioasness of this nraded p-
his losom with a warming sense of 'delight.
Thus it is. that true benevolence carries wita?
it, ever a double blesssing. Thus ft is that it
giving, more is -often -gained than in eager accu:
malation of selfish withholding." - ; ' "
THE OEPHAJT. '
.. - ' ' : ; long, ion'g1
Little Josey kad be !- .. :
while; be bad broken bis ebiti dogii ptflletl
the fringe off from the table cover, admired th4f :
variegated birds worked on the fctstoor.'untit 5
he turned it over, and crawled to the patch of' ri
sunlight resting on the rosea on the carpet, and- r
chitched at the golden rins, and played with
his transparent fingers. Still no one cShie. " "tliP '
fretted, then- looked with ia sudden, quiet and
grave : expression into the firej magnetically
drawn by the bright coalsshining thro ihe high
fender, -i nto an admiration if beauties. Then
as the loneliness of his situation recalled itself '
to his mind, he cried again softly, VTth Targtf
tears running down hw plump rosy cheek. ' !
Josey was cold, hungry and frightened--The '
had never been alone before ; and the first-form-" '"
ed word his lutld tongue had ever uttered, j'ass-
ed laoaningly from hi lips "mamms n-am-'
ma.". . - ' '; -
r001, Httle Josey ! He did not know that
she who would have caught him' in her arms ' .
and covered him with ki-ses at this first token '
f inrellect,'couldn't longer hear him ; that she
rested on her statelv conch, pale as the snow- '
!row they placed beside her,'hor hands calmly ,
folded upon 4ier meek bosom, and. a deep sol- .
enmity settling upon her sweet young face.
He did riot know Jone, fittle orphan, how heir
hand had been obmtwd in prayer, aad thai when
Iter jm WmfsSnjoufa'U imfiried -
witii it a prayer to the throne of grace that '
the thooghtof him' Wns the only cloud about .
her breast, as she hastened to join the beloved
one that had gone before. ' - ' "' .
No, Josey knew not this. ' He cried still p; V,
teonsly, until strangers came with kind words
and sad facts, and carried him down stairs As
he passed ber door,' he instiuctively murmured .T'?
the new' word "mamma,'' until they hushed him. "
Tiien, bewildered,' frightened and weary he7
cried, and hiding his1 bead 'among the pillowa'o? '.
the familiar cradle; sobbed hiihseff to sleep. ' ' ".
Smiles dimpled his flushed face in that sleerX -t
-An aBgel tnother had him in her arms, soothed
ois iremDring nps, ana wmsperea woros ot love
into his ear;
still he did not know that he was.
an orphan. Alas! poor-child, he learned it soon!
The fine house was sold and all its elegancies. ,
Expenses were paid, and the small sum remain- ti
ed put irr trust for the boy into the hands of a
man . of integrity.-' Josey lived in his family.--- (
Ther wprA othiP hovi nrA irirls'biit thev were
----- j e,----, -j.
to the mauor - born. " Josey was an intru .
, . . . ..'..-! ft tCKi
lie was always a shy, quiet boy, and grew J a
still more so amid tins throng, lie sought out
aarK corners, ana guaea rnio mem unperceivea,
He talked to himself, when alone, and shared no
joys or sorrows. - He was un'ike other children V '
Ihey hal mothers. J' He would watch the moth--V
er as she impulsivel)1 caught 'toiai little pra(-
tier, and turned away- sadly no one kissed him1
No one looked - with; "pride on hia copy book.
No one tied his tipped about hia tieck with care.'
No one stole on tiptoeat Trighf to his bed-aide.
to see if he were comfortably and happily." sleep- "t
i ng. No one saved cakes 'arid candy for him ,in ' v f.
the bureau drawers, otr atnffcdhis dinner basket
wfth a favorite J morsel. " - f
-Noi he was a. one set apart.' j He muit lake
what comes and W thatokful.' '.'
i Poor little Josey I Eveu the Wchewew "i
lte had no tnother, and' neglected hnnor re- ;f . ,
membered him ik long taaka; so" bopeUSOy-h'Sxd "t;
that none but a mother - could have tnade' easy
And when his head or beart 'achedthere waa .
no breast to bear all his troubles-no handa to' iie.:
cool the feverof his brow with igentie,'caxel ju f "
sing touch. I Poor Josey ! ' l' x ,
- A change had graduaHy passed awayoVef1"
Josey. He had grown' thm and'pale j hia eyea j
were Urge and noatorally bright,5 hiaorm fra.-1 V
gil and shadowy '5Friead whispered' when h",
passed, ! and boy 'made, rooni Tot him iif thi J"
winter -rj itthv ghte aharecT their; dinner '1,
with himETerybodyt'wa-o UnS thai "1,J
could never do enough for them.
One dayi aa he t bf the fire, wd and dii
spirited, the tears would rl!ddwh his; cheeks. j
t ,H-Why does Josey cry T said s fittW "fchild
rM TlleDoor 6oJas nomother.teturned &
fTarent i V '-
i . . , . .m . iv
d -4 "tLITJ
. i. u T.- V, t,m m momma alt '3 nnt'ff Vs
jtt- i tfti -di Ut&l
rT-l. - 1J . U kUt in 1...
ed bim while these words sank "deep jn Joaey's
u l have a mother," he whispered perpetually
tohimseK u I will find her." - .
The aun rose proudly up one bright Christ-