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F FAMIM NEWSPAPER
flLl.fAM ' COOKE,), .
TWO DOLLARSXPER AMXTTTXT.
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: SEED MUV
From flirptf MiaihiTtta4Lti 3
, : A F ASHIOH ABLE POBflEa. 'J
f I a5-itt attocnevj anJ ahiH.jdiseounter..-.- As it-is.
aiV'S-oatlou lo ierfd money at high interest to ex
Jfjavagatit people, iy eonneetioir principally lies
; Tnt,. " fi,! sometimes among rogues ' t' ;n;i-
lity. jjMiuf' is apnru
t w(likli atrejudieed wyrid
!iHo.r "holds in sovereign . contempt, or visits wuh
l;-::nVy,th3trHl;':an':l afCuneharii.ibleness ;- but to my.
I jnind, there are casings," with' filter names; that are
an IwttW-'l sit give me two things which I io've
i inonv 'al Mwer ;Tut I cannot deny that it brings j
witlQf. a bad name; .. lye (iasehes between ..char-,
acter; anM inohey", ami- in vqlves a matter of tajste.
; Some p'iopl.e like ehiirnctcr ; I prefer 'mono-.
V ; If 1" am' hated and despised, I chuckle over the
P . percoiitra." I find it pleasant for menibjer.s?of a
proixd aristocracy, to condescend from their high
' estate, to fawn, feign, flatter ; to affect even mirth
i i liii Iriintliarityl in' orderio gain jny good wilh . ; 1 aiiv
. -jr. HvC'-h.w-k.'-.rV No client can accnisehe of desiring
; J either his fiesji ordds blood.- Sentimental vengeance'
1 1! Is nb'itein .in. my "s.ork In tfxulei ' Gold and bank-'
r : notes satisfy, my '' rage '' or, if need be, ,a good
mortgage, : Far from seeking revenge, the worst
R Ofctfiuiter 1 ever had qeaiings witn, cannot deny
i i.? r t " 1 i
1Si:it I am alwayJ ( willing r to accept a gol post-l-i
1) sa.y ..again, I -am daily brought iuc)ntact with
j all jitiitis ot socv.'ty, front' the poverty-stricken pa,-
tenieel, -to heu peer T and l am nd"mure suqrised
J J fit receiving' :auj ' application-. from .-a duchess than
; "'.from a pet -o!)irtsJuncer 'In my ante-room wait,
at this iffolneut, acrowd of borro A er. Among th.e
i tatu, Wimps' v'ly and. in ustiched craft, are', most
f.p )rondnent : there is a bandsoniey ung fellow,' with
i :4 &n 'elaborate :cuiy3-' and wonderfully vaea'nf couhte
frit 3 nance,. who is.a:!tioip:iting;!i!i feeble-jlbilies,: an' es
tate t!at has beilfii m tiie.posses-siou of.h is ancestors
fcince ih'rei5f'i Jf, -Henry tfte Eighth, There is a
l1.roken-dov ii non:descript, in
rfiitig''letveen 'a horse-dealer and
apugm-.t. lie As an ikl Etoiuan. ., rive years ago
ii drove ""his jfour-in-haiid
he. is n
w waiting to
' j, , beg a sovcrign, haViigLen ,jut ,di
:.;j.the' I.Wo1y'ut''tJourt,;tbr7l'hc second
i : the women' a . Preflv actressT-who, a i
time. . Ajnong
the women a preftv ac'tressT-who, a few' years since.
la lofked forward Tib1 a sivoraT of steatand onioiis. witl
6oW-fiiiJs mne hnlidri'd -pounds per month, insuffi-
eient to pav her wine-merchant "and her confection
er.! "7I am' obliged to deal: .with aeh case according
to pciili;u-ities. 'Geihune undeserved Kuiu sel
doin kn.x.-ks at my door; Min is a erpetualdattle
Tlilh j peopIeAvhVj inibiixS trickery ;at .the same rate
as diey dissiilvti their fortunes. ' t am n hard man,
of 1 course. I should not Imj lit for my- pursuit if 1
Wreviot biitvwhen, by"ja remote'- chance, honest
toUfortune'. pavs' me a Visit, ;ai Rothscliihl amused
p - hiinmf at times, by giving a-beggar a guinea, so-1
OtcasiAnally treat myself to the luxury of doing a
'if.'" kind action. . - ; ; "'- -;' - - ' .
'i "I j My favorite subjects for this uimatural generosity
' . iare tfiieWery young, or - the poor, innocent jeole,
I ijxajeutittt for the .wlir of 'Wop Many among. my
If,4 feif nts (Ispeially tlinse temper I in the ' ice-brookn
j- of, fasbiitn anil high life polislied and passionless)
w.oul-l uo' muck for me? if I hadot, made the
'1. - iface. the eye', the aecenU fvs much iiiy study as th
luere legal and nnancial points ot discount.-. 10
to what I mean, I will relate what happened to
jng jH: long since. - - f ' J ; :,
f One day, a middle, aged iiiani" in the usual cos
tapie.yf a V est-e'nd 'slnnnan, who had sent in his
Iliame as Mr.AxmiusfT; Avas shown into my. pri-
jVate roc)U. Atter a little hesitation he saul, ".Al
though you do iiot know.:me, living at-. tliis end of
tht-tuwn, I know you very well by reputation, and
?that yoU' discount bills, j 1 have a bill which I, want
. tJ get discounted. . I am in the employ of Messrs.
lluse.11 J: Smooth. ITlie 'bill is drawn by one of
bur U'st customers, tliej I loir. 'Miss Snape, niece of
lArd liunfvv, aud accepted by Major Munge,
w hm, no 'doubt, ;you Anow by name. ' She has
dealt with' us tor inany years,, is.verv - verv ext-rava-
h . :-?uM .but always pays. -ance
whicji was for two hun
i Ih'Hids.. - . ' - - . -
lie put - the -:u;eept-red
pounds into my
J I ! I looked at it as scruti'iiingry .as.I usually do at
r - inchjpuper. .The major's signature was familiar
fto meV tint havinguce'eeded to. a great estate, he
Has long ice'ased :.to be a customer. . 1 instantly de
:X ; " tectd a forgery dy wliom ? 'was the question.
! l LCouUl it. be the ;man before me ? experience! told
j . ine it was riot. V !'. I
t. ? l'erhaps- there - was something in the expression
cf rmy.coiink'rr;ince-which Mr. Axminster did not
'p 'likf, -for Ma sajd, "It is gooi. for jthe amount, I pre
:': ' aume !" - .- .- - ! "
I '--..? v -lj repliwlv Piav, sir, from- whom did.Vou get
I ? : 'y"Eroui Miss Snape lijei-self." - ; , - ; .
1 ;3 -'f '"' 1ou . circulated anv other bills made by
I .1: the same drawer f i ; ""'. ' ? '
ve- !v &:iid. t!ie rlr;innvr. witliout hesitation :
.IUave pair:iwav ri f.r nno iiiinilrl. ivmmls
,f spa!;kle, tho jeweler, to whom Miss Snajv
wwea uvihty. poiuKls. lhe1: gave' me the dill
And-how long has.the bill to
run rtow V
A -;- j y Did yoii:ndbs. jt- r "' ' : ' , . j "
lry jlr ovMiyu, -;ojm.in. " Mr. Sparkle
Wqred.me.to ,lo ,0. u, w that, the bill came
T'ir'V 10 ,,w lsession
; ? f.MaifV to leave town?'
h , -. -1 , es' ? ' h(i- ls to Brighton-
for the w in
one hundred jouud biii. siu.iwwV.w,"!;, -t.i...vi
Jae vua bytlie aevvptor i ' , . 1
?f '-Moetit r Tlje poor iellow: wfjd from his
-forehead , the perspiration which suddetily broke-out
. - Rt the'bare.intW a pruba'uility that the bill wpuld
! dishoiiored r f Meet it I O no 1 I am a married
; man, w!itha iiinily', aud have nothing but my sala-
i rj to depend on." .
fThen. the sooner vu get it taken up and the
I the better., ' , " . '', .
" She- has always been punctual Tiitherto."
t That mav I tintwl to the crOss-writinc
I Q the docuinent, and said de-libekitely, " This bill
i a forgery I" , "', " " ' ; , ' ' ' ,
'. ;' i wd pogr swa't709d
snatched tip the document ; and, with many inco
herent protestations, was rushing towards thedtwr
when. 1 called to him, in an authoritative tone, to
step. ".He paused. His manner indicating Rot
only doubt, Wit fear. I said to him, " Don't llurry
yourself; T only "want to serve you. , You tell -me
that you are a married man withuehildren, depend
ent on daily labor for daily bread ; and that'you
have done a little discounting for Miss Snape out
of .your earnings. Now. although, .1; am a bill dis
counter, 1 don't like to see s.eh men -victimized.
Look at the body of this bill? look at the signa- j
ture of your lady customer, the drawer. Don't" I
you detect the saine fine, thin, sharp-pointed hand- j
m ttie worus, .Accepted, i 'vmmock
1 T i A . t 'X 1
Munge.' " '
The man, convinced against hi will, was at first
overcome. When he r-coverelr "be raved he
would expose the Honorable Mvss Snape, if jt
eost him jns bread ; he would go at once to the
police office. ' ' ' .
I stopjed him, by saying, rougliH', " Don't be a
fool. ' Any sucii steps' would seal your ruin, v Take
my advice ; 'return the bill to the lady, saying sim
ply that vou camiot get it discounted.- Leave the
rest to' nie, and I think the biil vou have-en-
dorsed;t'o Sparkle v ill" be paid." Comforted by , !
th is assurance, Axmmster, teartuhy changed hom
the nprvpus, but snug, hopeful man of the morn-
It njr'w remained for me to use what skill I Own,
to bring about the 'desired result. J lost no-time
iii writing a letter to the Honorable Miss Snape, of
which the following is a copy : -
" Madam, : A bill, purporting to be Jrawn by
you, has been offered to -me' for discouit. There is
something wrong abqut it; and,' tiiongh a stranger
to you, I advise you to lose no time in getting it
lxiek into vour 'own bands."' .
'" " :" ' ' v " D.D.
! I' intended to deal w:ith,the affair
without any view to profit. The fact is, that 1 was
laugh but 1 reallv 's sorry to
I IiTii-lf -f li!!t a VAiimr inrl tnicrlit. havi iinv.'ii v;iv
1-11. t !
temptation jiiiider pressure of 'pecunianuliiricukies. !
if it had been a tnai.i's 1 case, I doubt whether !
should 'haw "interfered..-
l'y the-return of . post, a lady's maid entered my
mini, profusely decorated with ringlets, Face, and
perfumed patchouli. -She brought, a.. letter from
her mistress. It ran thus :-
for your kirulness'tn writing to mew the subject
of the bills ; of which I had alsr heard a few hours
previously, ,-A's. a perfect stranger to ybii, I emn'ot
estimate your kind consideration at too high; a va
lue.'. I trust! the matter will be explained ; but I
should much like to - see ' you.. If voir1 would be
kind enough to write a note as soon as you receive
this, I will order it to be sent to me at .ncp to Ty-imrn-sqUare.
I w ill wait on you at any hour on
Friday; 'you may appoint. I "believe' that I am not
mistaken in supposing that you transact business
tor my fnendir John Markham, and you will
tnereiore Knowuue e
I . 1 ! I". 1
nclosed to be his handwriting.
most gratefully, allow me to J
remain your much arid deeply obliged,
This note was written 'upon delicate french pa
per, embpssed with a coat of arms. 'It was in a
fancy envelope : the whole richly "perfumed, and.
redolent of rank and fashion. Its contents were an
implied coufessiou of forgery.
Silence, or three lines of indignation, would have
been the only innocent answer to '.my letter, bhit
Miss Snape thanked mel She let me know, by
implication, that she was on intimate terms with a
name .good on a West-end hill. ' My answer was
thatf I should be alone on the following afternoon
at five. V
At the hour fixed, punctual to a moment, a
b rough am drew up at the corner of the street next
to iffy. chambers. The honorable Miss Snape's card
was handed in. 1'resontly, she .entered, swimming
into my room, richly, yet simply dressed in the ex
treme of Parisian good taste. She was pale or
rather colorless. She hfd fair hair, fine teeth, and
a fashionable voice. She threw herself gracefully
into a chair I handed to her, and began by uncoil
ing a string pf phrases, to the effect that her visit
v as merely to consult me on "unavoiuauie pecuni
ary, difficulties." . ?
According to niy mode, I allow'ed her 'to talk ; ,
putting in only an occasional word of question, that,
seemed ratker a random observation than a signifi
cant query; At length, after walking round and"
round, the subject, like a timid horse in a tic-Id, 1
round a groom Avith a sieve of oats, she came nearer
and nearer the subject. When she had fairly ap-
iroached -the point,-slie stopedi as if counige had
idled her. . I3ut she soon recovered, and. ob
served". '"-'"." " - . .
I cannot think why you should tak?e the trou
bfe to write so to me, a perfect stranger Another
paue 'J I wonder no one ever suspected me be-
fore." '; ;. v
.Here was a confession and a kev to character.-
flie cold grey eve, the thin compressed lips, whu-Ii
1 had had tune to observe, were true indexes to tne
'.'lady's" inner heart selfish, calculating, utterly,
devoid of conscience unable to conceive the exu--istance
of spontaneous kindness ; utterly iuditle
rentto anything except discovery ; and almost m
lifferent to that. leeause c.nvinced that, no serious
consequetHes could all'ect a lady of hef rank and
inrlueiiee' ' " ' '
.j '" Madam," I ri'rdietl, " as long as you dealt witn
tradesmen accustomed to depend' on aristocratic
custo'mers, your rank and position, and their large '
profits, protected .you from suspicion : but you have
made a mistake in descending from your vantage
ground to make a poor shopman your innocent accomplice-
a man who will be keenly alive to any thing
that may injure his wife or children-. His
terrors but for my interposition would have ru
iued you. Tell me, how many of these things have
you put afloat f" ,
She seemed 'a little taken aback by this speech;
but was wonderfully firm. She passed her white,
jeweled hand over her eyes, seemed calculating,
...! -' l.: .:!. .t fi.i:. l.-vt- Innn-
cent helplessness, admirably assumed
" About as!many as amount, to twelve hundred
" And what means have you for meeting
them r I . ..-"'-
At this question, so plainly put, her face flushed.
She half rose from her chair, and exejainied, in the.
true tocj . orajisioaatio hauteur, "Beaily, sir, I
GIF, NORTH CAROLINA,
do not know what right you have to ask me that
question.' ' . j
- I laughed a little, tho' not very loud. It was
inde, I own : but who could hare helped it f I T&
plied, speaking low, but slowly and distinctly,
'' You forgot. I did not send for you you came
tome. You. have forged bills to the amount of -1
twelve hundred pounds, Yours is not the case of a
ruined merchant, or an ignorant over-tempted clerk,
in your case a jury, (she shuddered at. that word)
would -find no extenuating circumstances ; and if
you should ever , fall into the hands of justice, you
will be convicted, degraded, clothed in a prison
dress, , and transported for. life. I dp not want, to
sneak harshly ; but I insist that -ou find means to
; take up the bill which Mr.' Axm'mster has so un
witting indorsed ,
The Honorable Miss Snape's grand manner melt
ed away. She wept ' She seized arid pressed my
hand. She cast up her eyes, full of tears, and went
i through the part of a repentant victim with great
fervor. She would do anything anything in the
i ide world to save the poor man. Indeed, she had
! intended to appropriate part of the two hundred
pound bill to that purpose,
She forgot her first statement, that she wanted
the in oney to go out of town. Without interrupt-
Ti.f ; 1 lu-r im on hnr ilii.TrijlA htMvelt lv a si-
I 0" ' .... ... . j .
i iriulated: passion of repentance, regret and thank
j fulness to me, under which she hid her fear and her
j mortification at being detected. I at length put
I an end to a scene af admirable acting, by recom
i mending her .to go abroad immediately, to place
j-herself out of reach of anv sudden discovery ;-and
then lay her case fully before her tnends, who would,
no doubt, feel bound to come forward with the fu'i
miou'nt of the forged bills, ' " lint," she exclaimed,
with an entreating. a'ir, u I have no moiiev, I canuoi
j go -without money !" To that observation I did
j hot respond ; although! am sure she expected that
I should, check-book m-hand, otier her a loan.
1 do not say no without reason ;" for, the jery
next week, this honorable young jjfly came again;
and, w ith .sublime assurance aud a number 01 verv
charming, ' winning speeches (which might have
had tjieir effect upon a younger man,) asked me
to lend her one hundred -pounds, in order that she
might "take the advice 1 had so obligingly given
her,; and retire into private life for a certain time in
the country. '.-'.-.; '
I do meet V. ith a great many impudent people'
in the c.urse of my caliingV-I am not very deficient
r iv ureata. : 1 - r-
u Really madam," I answered, "yon pay a very
ill compliment to my gray hairs ; and would fain
make me. a very ill return for the service I have
done you, whenv you ask me to lend a hundred
pounds to a young lady who owns to having forg
ed to the extent of one thousand two hundred
pounds, and to owing eight hundred pounds besid
es, i I wished to save a personage of your years and 1
position from a disgraceful career ; but 1 am too
good a trustee . for my children to lend money to
any body in such a dangerous position as yourself,
" Oh p" she answered, quite unabashed, without
a trace of the fearful, tender pleading of the previ
ous week's interview quite as if 1 had been an
accomplice, "Lean give you excellent security."
I'That altej the wise ; 1 can lend any amount
on; good security." . '
Well, sir, j I can get the acceptance of three
friends of ample means."
. "JJO you mean jto tea me, JMiss t?nape, tltat you
Vt ill write down the names of three paitie who
will accept a bill for one hundred pounds for.you?"
Yes, she could, and did. actually write down the
names of three distinguished men. .Now I knew
for certain that not one Of those noblemen would
-have put his name to a bill on any account what
ever tor his dearest friend; but, 111 her unabashed
solf-confidencei she thought of passing another forg
ery on me. I closed the conference .by saying, " I
cannot assist you ;" and she retired with the air of
an injured person. In the course of a few days I
heard from Mr. Axminster, that his liability had
been .duly honored.
In my active and exciting life, one day extinguish
es the recollection of the events of the previous
day ; aud, for a time, 1 thought no more about the
fashionable forger. I had taken it for granted that,
heartily frighteued, although not repenting, she had
paused in her felonious pursuits. . .
My business, one day led me to the establish
ment of one pf the' most , wealthy and respectable
legal firms in the city, where I am well known, and
I believe, valued ; for at all times I am most polite
ly, may say mosteordialy received. Mutual profits
create a wonderful freemasonry between those who
have not1 any other sympathy or seutiment. Pol
itics, religion, 1 morality, difference of rank, are all
equaJized'"ahd!repubucanuel by, the- dmstou of ai
No sooner had I entered the sanctum.
than the senior partner, Mr. Preceps, began to quiz
his iunior, Mr. Jones, with. " Well. Jones must
! never joke friend Discount anymore about usury.
j Just imagine," he -continued, addressing me, "Jones
i has himself been discounting a bill for a lady ; and
; a duced pretty onet too. lie sat next her at dinner
: in Ci rosv'enor-square la-t week. lSext day she gave
him a call here, and he could not refuse her extra
! oKliuary request. Gad, it is hardly. fair for Jones
I to be jHjaehing on vour domains of West-end pa-
i"irr!" '..? '
!. i. Mr. Jones smiled juietly, as he observed, " Why
1 -vou seei she is the niece of one of our best clients,
; and really, I was so taken. by surprise
! not kisow how to refuse."
that I did X
"Pray," said I interrupting his excuses, "does yonr
voung lady's name begin with S ? Has she not a
v'ery jale.facej and cold grey eye ?"
The partner started. ;
; " Ah ! I see it is so ; and can at once tell, you that
the bill is not worths rush." -
" Why, "Oti don't mean ?"
"I mean simjJy 'that the acceptance is, I'll lay
vou a wager, a forgery."
": " A forgery !'
" A forgery," L repeated, as distinctly as possi
ble. .-'' ,
Jones, hastily and witli broken ejaculations,
called for the cash box. With trembling hands he.
took out the bill, and followed my finger witli eager,
watchful eyes, as I pointed out the proofs of my as
sertion. . ..
.- A long paus? was broken by my mocking laugh,
for, at tlie moment, my sense of pojiteness could
hot restrain my satisfaction at the signal defeat
which had ; attended tlie first experiment of these J
i it ' ...1.1. .1": -" . i I
niguiy respecxauie genuetuea. m uie bc;uc u
;Tfce partners did not have recourse to the police.
Thedid not propose a consultation with either Mr.
Forrester or Mr. Field ; but they took certain steps,
,uy recommendation : the result, of which
ratthat at an early day, an aunt of the Honora
ble1 .iliss Snape was driven, to save so near a con
nection from transportation, to . sell out some four
teeti hundred pounds pf stock, and all the forgeries
wer. takeiTTip. i " '
Ooe would have thought that the lady who had
thu;so narrowly escaped, had had enough ; but
forgery, like opium-eating, is one-of those charm
ingvices' which is never abandoned, when once
adopted. The forger enjoys not only the pleasures
of Obtaining money so easily, but the triumph of
befooling shop-men of the. world. Dexterous pen
rnarjship is a source pf the same sort of pride as that
whU h animates the skilful ritleman, the practiced
duelist, or well trained billiard-player, With a
cleaii Gillott he featches down a capitalist, at three
or x months, for a cool hundred or a round tfuju
sanA ; just as a Scrope drops over a stag at ten, or
a Gordon Cumming, a monstrous male elephant at
a Eundred paces. v
s 1 before observed, my connection especially
lies? among the improvident iimong those w ho will
be rained who are being ruined and who have
been -ruined. To the last class belongs' Francis
Fisherton, onc a gentleman, now without a shill
ling or a principle ; but rich in mother wit in fact
a farccu r, Rafter l'aul de Kock'3 wn heart llav
in by-gonie days been one of my willing victims, he.
finds pleasure and profit in guiding others through'
the" gate he frequented, as long askable to pay the
toll. , In truth,, he is-what is alied a "discount
agent." . 7
One day I received a note from him, to say-that
he would call on me at three o'clock the next day,
to intnxluce a lady of family; .ho wame 1 a ,biil
"done" for one hundred pounds. '' So ordinary a
transaction merely needed a memorandum 111 mv
diary, "Tuesday, 3 P. M. ; F F. 100 Biii." Tlfe
hour came and passed; but no Frank, which vas'
strange because every one must have observed,
that, however dilatory people re in paying, they
are wonderfully punctual when they expect to re
1 At five o'clock, in rushed my Jackal. His story,
disentangled from oaths and ejaculations, amounted
to this : In answer to one of the advertisements he
occasionally .. addresses " To the Embarrassed," in
the; columns of the "Tiiiies" he received a note
frtryk lady, who said she waianxLos, u IlL-d
rank and fashion., A correspondence was opened,
and an appointment made. ; At the hour fixed;
neatly . shaved, brushed, gloved, booted the revi
val, in short, of that 1)igh!-bred Frank Fishertou,
who was so famous
" In his hot youth, when Ciockford's was the thing,"
glowing with only one glass oV brandy "just to
steady his nerves," he met the lady at a West end
After a few words (for all the material questions
had been settled by Correspondence) she stepped
into her brougham, and .invited; Frank to take a
seat besidedier. Elated with a compliment of late
years so rarej he commenced planning the orgies
which were to reward him for weeks of enforced
fasting, when the coachman reverently touch
ing his hat, looking down from his seat for or
ders. " To 99, George-st. St. James's," cried Fisherton
in hisioudest tones. ; .
In ah instant, the young lady's pale face changed
to scarlet, and then to ghastly green. In a whisper,
rising to a scream, she exclaimed : s
" Good heavens 1 you do not mean to that man's
house, (meaning me.) Indeed, I cannot go to him
on any account ; he is a most horrid man, 1 am told.
and charges most extravagantly."
" Madam," answered Fraijk, in' great perturba
tion, I beg your pardon, but you have been"grOssly
misinformed. I have "kubwn that excellent .man
these twenty years, and have paid him hundreds
on hundreds ; but never so much by ten per cent
as you oflered me for discounting your bill."
"Sir, I cannot have anything to do with your
friend." . Then, violently I',hig the '-check-strings
" Stop," she gasped" and will yon have the good
ness to get out ?" '
" And so I got out," continued Fishorton, - '''and .
:ost my time ; aud the heayy investment I made
in getting myself up for the assignation ; new prim
rose gloves, and a shilling to the hair-dresser hang
her! But, did, you ever know anything like, the
prejudices that must prevail against you ? lam
disgusted with human nature. Could you lend -me
haif a sovereign till Saturday P '",..-
I smiled I sacrificed the half-sovereign, and let
him go, for he is not exactly the person to whom
:t, was advisable to intrust all the secrets relating
to the Honorable Miss' Snape. ,
Since that day I look each 'morning in the police
reports, with considerable interest; but, up to the
present hour, the Honorable Miss Snape has lived
and thrived iu the best society. -
The Pakched Corn. In Mr. Banvard's new
and interesting book, entitled " Plymouth and the,
Pilgrims," when sjeaking of the endurance ,of the
early Pilgrims the author relates the following in
teresting incident : 1
" A simple, affecting, yet Very appropriate
memorial ot their condition at that time (in the
winter of 1623) was presented at the centennial
celebration of their landing, December 22, 1820; at
Plymouth. After an address from the Hon. Daniel
Webster, a procession marched to the Court House ;
and, as they passed down the long rows of tables
richly laden with the luxuries of the sea and land,
five kernels of parched corn were observed ujon
every plate. They attracted attention. Some
smiled, as they passed along, at what they regard
ed as an odd conceit. Others, who were better
acquainted with the Yankee character and with
their fondness for significant notions, knew that
these silent symbols were eloquent with some hid
den meaning. These five mysterious kernels of
corn were memorials of that affecting incident, when,
in 1623, the colony were reduced to a pint of corn,
which, when divided among the settlers, gave them
each five grains. When this was understood at the
table, it produced a thrilling emotion. These five
grains on each plate were full of the farina of
thought and feeling."
There is no pure friendship amid the vile.
only such hearts as David and Jonathan had, thsii
can feel such friendship as was. manifested at the .
THE LOVEE AND THE HUSBAND.
BY IK. MARVEL.
In his " Dream Life" Ik. Marvel thus pketche
in-a pleasant vein, and with those self-cpnceittd,
humauizing incidents which have ever gained the
laughter and god will of the world, the lover and
the newly married man. -'
" You grbw unusually amiable and kind; you
are earnest" in your search of friends ; yeu shak'
hands- -with vour olfiee Uv, as if he were your se
cond cousin. You joke cheerfully with the.stout
washer woman ; arid give her a suiliingover change,
and insist upon her keeping itg aud grow quite
merry at the recollection of it. You tap your haek
ui.ui on thedioulder very familiarly, and teil him Ik
is a capital fellow ; and don't allow him to whip
his hor.-cs, except when driving to the'poot-officv.
You even ask him to take a glass of beer with yon
upon some chilly evening, i-oii uriuk to the hea:tl-.
ot his wile. lie says hvhas-no wile wher
you think him a verv hum rabie man ;
a dollar, tv v. av of consolation. ..
on think . all " theVditoriuk in the
paper are remarkably 'well-wnu.cn, whether up-
your side-'or upon auoimr. 1 ou think tin-
has a very cheeul look, with Erie
ifi which you area large hoidei -down to se.veiitv-
five. lou wonder why you never admired Mrs.
lleinans before, or Stoddart, or any of the rest..
" You give a ple:isaut twirl to your lingers, "as
vou saunitr along the street : a-id sav but not s.i
loud as to be overheard " Siic is mine
mine ":'" - . ' -. .
"'You wonder if Fr;vi:"k ever loved Neilv on
lialfaswi'ii as vou love Madie ? You feel ;uite
sure he never did. You can
iiardlv conceive how
- - r
it is, tiiat Madge has not been seize
scores of enamored men, and bor
Sabine women in Romish history.
. before: r.osv by
le off, like the
over votit future, like a Lov who' has found a .gain
ea iu. groping for sixpences. You read over the
marriage service, tldiiking of the iime w hen you
will take her hand, tuid slip the ring; upon hef tr
er ; and repeat after the clergyman " for richer-
for poorer, for better for worse!" A great deal
of " worse" there will be about it, vou think!
" Through all, vour heart cleaves to that swe-1
image of the beloved Madge, . as light cleaves to
day. The weeks leap with a bound ; and t!e months
only grow long when you approach that day w hich
is to make her yours. : luere are no nowers rare
too' dim iordier to wearfjearis are taJv?e;
And after marriage, the weeks are even ' shorter
than before; you wonder why on earth all the sin
gle meii in the world do not rush ' tumultuously to
the--Altar ; you look upon them all, as a traveled
man will look upon some conceited Dutch boor,
who has never been bevond the limits of his cab
bage garden. Married men, on the contrary, you
regard as fellow-voyagers ; and look upon their
. .. ... ... I. .-.- I. J
lill-S "ii' iJ L1ICV IllilV Le
-as, belter than none.
: " You biush a little at first teliing your butcher
er wiiat ' your wife! would like ; vou tairgain with
the grocer for sugars and teas, and wonder if he
knows that you are a ra:u-ried man ? You practice
your new way of talk upon your office boy: you
tell him that ' your wife' expects you home to din
ner ; and are astonished that he does not stare to
hear you say it !
" You wonder if the people in theomnibus kno w
that Madge and you'are just married ;.smd iftln:
driver .knows that the shil.ing you" hand to him i.-
ijr sen an i wne . i on wonoer .1 iuivhtn
ever so: happy before, cr ever will be so hajqnyjj JTrtK ilei.ie was
:igam ' jjG.fe.'k' by, knoe 'edge
Vou enter vour name upon the hotel bo.vk.-: as .l i-but-tlie mi-dit oi i
enter your name upon tlie hotel oovk.-: as
' Ciarcnce- -and Lady ;' aad come back lo look
at it, wondering -if anybody cI.-k has iioticed it,
and thinking that it looks lemaikatnv well, lou
cannot help tiiinking that every third man you meet
in tiie hail, w ishes lie possessed your v. if- ; or do
you think it very sinful in him to w ish ..it. You
fear it is placing temptation in the way of covetous
men, to put Madge's little gaiters outside the chkm-
iKT-iloor at night:
"v" Vour home, w hen it is entered, is just what itU
snoukl t : qmet,
small. with evtrvthin
and nothing more than
iiri strikes it in the happiest .possible
the sweetest tvned m
the v.t.nd ; the
mrarvis stocked to a elu.rm; and Hiadgc,, tiiat
'.,..- .1.. . .:
blessed wife, is there, adorning and giving life to
messed wile, is tncre,-auorning ana gn ing :ue to
it all. To think, even, of her possible death, is a
suiferiiig -yiu class with tite infernal tortures of the
inouisitioft. You grow twain ot" heart
purpose. Smiles seem made for mnrriage
j you wonder how you ever wore them before
T322 LOSS OF THE FIRST B0BN.
We have read of a young mother 'who had new
iy buried her first-born. Her jtastor went to visit
her, and finding her sweetly resigned, he asked her
how she had attained such resignation. She re
plied,. " I used to think of my hoy, continually
whether sleeping or. waking; to me he 'seemed
more beautiful than other children. 1 was disap
pointed if visitors omitted to praise his eyes, or
his curls, or the robes which I wrought for him
with my needle. At first I believed it the natural
current of a mother's love. Then I feared it was
pride, and sought to humble myself before Him
w ho resisteth the proud.
One night, in my dreams, I thought an angel
stood beside me and said, 4 Where is the little bud
thou nursest in thy.TTosom I am sent, to take it
away. Where is thy little harp ? Give it to me !
It Ls like those which sound the praise; of God in
heaven.' I awoke in tears ; my lcautiful boy
drooped like a bud which the worm pierces; his
last wailing was like the sad music from shat
tered harp-strings ; all my world 'seemed gone, still
in my agony ! listened, for there was a voice in
my soul, like the voice of- the angel who had
warned me, saying, 'God lovetli a cheerful giver.7
I Im. I vrvv inoiltn m tVi rliKt an. I eai.l I ji. thv will
cheek, there was a smile also. Since then his voice
L TZ , . 1 IM , 1 tlllUX L 1 1 . ..1 ? VI H1I
,i. :t i o; .1. i. : ..k: .:,
has been heard amid the duties of every day me
thinks it says continually, The cheerful giver !' "
A Lady asked a gentleman for his cypher, and
he sent her the following reply :
You 0 a 0, but I 0 thee ,
6 0 no 0 but O 0 me;.
Then Jet my O thy Ol - r"
Aad give ;V idjjee ,
THE " CUTEST " YANKEE TEICK OUT.
A Connecticut brooniddler a shrewd chap !
from over among th's3dy habits, wooden clock,
school masters, and other tixin, drove through the
6tTeets of Providence,-- heavily laden -with corn
brooms. He had called at several stores and offer
ed Li load, or ever so. small a portion of itj but
wheu he wanted the cash and nothing else in pay
ment, they had uniformly given him to understand
that they had got brooms enough, and . that he
night go further. At length he drove up to a
large wholesale establishment on the west jBide,
ana once more offered his wares. 1 -
" Well" said the merchant, " I want the broom
b..dly nough ; but w hat" w ill you take in pay ?"
Tliis was a poser. The pn!dervvas aching to get
nd ot'hisbrooiui he depied the very sight of his ,
t.roont: but he wouid sooner sell a Binglo
broom for cash' than 'the whole load for any other
article especially that w hich he tiiuld not as read
ux dispose of as iie could brooms. Alter a niomentj
iiesiuuii n however, i.e screwed uphis courage to the '
.-.-licking pint it required some courage, after hav
ing iost his chauce ot'seliiiig ins load half.a den
tunes by a .-imiiar answer and frankly told t!fi
merciiaiit he must haveashi Ot course, the rher-,
.'.hant' protested that the jp.isii w.'ts scarce, and that
!n. must purchase, if he pun based at all, Avitli what
tie h:ul in the store to pay with'. lie really wauted
the brooms, and he did" not heitate to say so ; but
die times were hard, he had notes to pay, and he
had 'goods, that must be disposed of.
Finally he would put his goods at the cost price
lor the sake of trading, .and would take the whole
toad of brooms which the peddler had labored so
uuuccssfu!ly M other stores to dispose of.
So," said he to the man from Connecticut, "un
load your brooms, and select any articles from my
store, and you shall have them at cost.
. The etldk-r scratched his head. There was an
idea there, It the sepiel shows plainly enough.
" ni tell you what it is," he answered at last,
"just say them terms for haif the load, and cash
fvr t'other half, and I'm your man. Blowed ef I
don't "s'el out! ef Connecticut sinks with all her
broom sraf the next minute." ,
The merchaht hesitated a moment, .but 'finally
concluded the chance a- good pne. He should m -getting
half the brooms for something that would
not sell :as readily ; as firx-ost price, it was an easy
gammon in regard to it. The bargain was struck,
the brooms were brought in; the cas'h for half of
them was paid over.
"Now, what will you have for the remainder of
your bill ?" asked the merchant
' The peddler scratched his head again, and this
time more .vigorously. Tile walked the floor
whistled drummed with hi fingers on the head
of a barrel. By-and'-by, hisfeply camt slowly,
"You Providence fellows are cute; you sell at
ost, pretty much all of ye, and makejnoney it
mut be that somelody gets the worst of it. Now
I don't know about your goods, barrin' one article, "
aud ef I lake any thing else, I may be cheated.
So, seen' as 't.wont make any odds with you, I
guess I'll-take brooms ; I know them hkea book,
and cau swear to what you paid for Yin.
And. so saying, the peddler commenced reload
ing his blooms, aiid having snugly deposited half
of ins former load, jumped on his cart with a re
gular Connecticut grin, -and while the merchant
was cursing Im impudence and his own stupidity,
trove off m search of -rothr customer.
.? miiii iv power ot lami tne
r.d a.t the Roman by firtpn
n fbut t!ie nngnt oi modern nian-i placed in .work.
tus is show n by the jv.ic.ili.ir -pride of each. The '
p?ide of the Hebrew was in religi.yi the pride of
ujie ( Jn'ek w;as in wisdom rthe prido of tbe'Roman
y'as in power the pride of the modern man is in
wealth. For the modern man, belief is not enough
nor is mere glory. The age is an age of industry
i an age of capiui an age. wliich. declares loudly,
j " If anv man wiii not 'Work, neither fehall he eat,'
though it 4dso savs in j!aces not a few, "Though a
man P must work, vet shall he not eat." Work in this
age is more than ever connected
I with the wtnts and
.nxunes of !iU!;i;.!i biV. Ti-e ii!
evervtiiuig. ;iake n t n; '...tiiii s nou.se a uuuw
or u:. .rciiaiid'e ; ' but n.o w go hirther ai:I make
! a meiehaii'.i.e ot tb- Iiousr useif.-- ii aj-reacnr is
; eloouent. we ask. What is his salary ? If a lawyer
eioiiuent, we asK, wnaris ins saiarv i nn
is able, we wish to know his income before w
determine his ra!..k; if a n.an builds j hou
man builds j house, he
I think whether it can be sold. We dare not ride our
j hobbiet-, .whetner m a mod rate amule or a retK-
i 1. ...il',.. till L-n.u. it it v. i!lnv. Kven tlie
affections 'are bouiid by' this'rule. The warmth of
ttbe heart is gauged' by' the; rise and fall'of stock.
IV hen two young radieS sjeaK m jraie oi vueir
lovers, one nays he is intelligent the other that he
is amiable "lnt only think," says one, "he is onr
iy twenty -three, and has already made thiriy thous-ai-'i
But it is almost wrong to trifle on such a subject
If the modern man w orks for wealth, the results are
fraud-even to the outward thought. He covers the
land with factories. He puts a mill on .every
stream.. He builds cities in the wilderness. He
sifts gold out of the sand of the desert, and sows in
the sand which he sifts, the seed of empires. He
covers the seas w ith navies, and every sail that
slavers in the breeze has the promise of freedom in
its sound. Rev. Henry Giles. . -
The WfUeliny' Argus has a story concerning
puzzled drover. " A gentleman who has been
driving horses for twenty years or more from the
west to the eastern market, came into town with a
drove of fine horses, a part of which were lost on
the sinking of the unfortunate New York, a short
time ago. He drove his animals to the livery sta
bles here, and, on counting them, missed one of the
number. He counted again, found be was the loser,
iwl hutilv dow n to the boat ; but no intelH-
gf-rrce could be obtained there of the lost horse.
! Hi. mAa tn the stables, offered a reward for
I . v.
: kii, a nti' almost
the missing beaftt, and almost gave up, in despair
of recovering it But hen dismounted the horae
he was riding,. counted again and lo! the number
was correct He declares that he will never look
for a lost ' critter again, until he takes a 4 circum-'
spective view ' of the one under the saddle. g--.
Singular. The very protracted character of the
! Fmt Divorce Trial wouW seem to show, that
j neithor of the legal gentleman engagett in the cause,
ever te&er ivfeJStwn; v
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