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   Alleganian (Newspaper) - July 5, 1865, Cumberland, Maryland                                3LUME II. CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1865. NUMBER IKY WEDNESDAY MOHN1NG. :o on T'leclmnici Street, near the llutiomil TT.KM'S OK tiar, nn.ii'ulily in t.ilaii I'ur a tlian ;uf the .MS SMITH. ,ir iiw nrmit n.urt -IIIIKACI: liri'l IIUUVKlt. I! T. I) Utl.lTX. liKd. A. TIlltlVTUS. JA.MI-S Ju. "t ul tin: OililiAii's r.mrl j. ii. ii. A. M. L. lll'dll. I y Cu JOHN J. II. ST.M.I.IN'C.-'. J. TllWNSIIKMJ. P. TOW.NSIIIIXn. ID JAI'fill I AsTcTsHRIVER CO. WIIOLKS.U.E i. IN JfiS, I'AINTP, OILS, I.AMI'Huml I.A.M11 UUlTiS TMKP.V, ami 1'AXCV TOII.1T AKTH'I.IS. i. run1 ami Muluiiic slitulJ. SCII1.KVS OKK10K. I ivij r ytt> i: or MO. VVIUUAM Hr.n ATTORNEY AT LAW, I e  dominions. The in males were engaged in dilTercnt occupations fonic playing cards, other? swindling Ihci neighbors; in fine', all the pursuits they fol lowed during lifo they conlinucd When he got through he proclaimed to tin four ijnnrtcra of lib that all thonli go to bed, said he, 'Sally Strickl.mi will be hero directly aud there'll bo no sleep hern fur n inyiilh.'" The doctor's speedy departure was in crcafcd In (light by (he j-ight of .1 broomflic! floiiri.-hing nclivcly in lib rear, but the rein cdy was cflcctual. Goon arc at least- the. wrd o good actions, and every man ought (o sov them, and leave it to the soil aud the son sons whether they come up or not, nn whether he or any other gathers the fruit. When you have lost money in the strerM one is ready to help you look for i bill when you have lost your character, cvc (y otic leaves you to recover it as you can. Scenes in the Life of a WorJdliug. "Cvnltnluttut Litler than inultti." ECKM: HUFT. ii to urgo me, brother Hubert. Out into the I mutt go. The impul.-o is on me. 1 tliould' die of inaction hvre." "You need not bu inactive. Thero is wort: tn do. I fhall n'iver lie idle." "And .-iifh worl.! Delving in and grovel- lo Iho very grouud. Aud Air nhat? Oh uo, llobcrt. My ainbilimrcoar-- beyond your 'ijuiet cottage iu thrt shrltercil vale.' My appetite craves f-oincthing limn' thun fiuiplu heibsand water from the lun t: MjL my heart on attaining wealth; and, hero there is a will, there is always u "Contentment is better than wealth." "A proverb fur drones." "No, William; it id a pruvcib for the i-o.." it for tho wise or simple, ns cum- lonly understood, it is no proverb for mo. Is a poor plodder, along Iho way of life, it ;ere impossible for me to lo urge mo no farther, Itobcrt. I am piiug til into the world a wealth feclicr, and not iiitil wealth is gained do I purpose lo rc- uru." "What of Kllcn, ItolicrtT' The young man turned quickly brother, utibly disluilicd, and li.xrd hip ye' upon him with an earnest expiry-ion. '1 love her as my he said, with a trong emphaai- on his nurds. 'Do you Jovo wealth more thau life, Wil- "If you love Ellen as jour lifo, and leave icr for the sako of getting riches, then you hivu money inoro than life." "Don't talk to me after this fashion. I nniiut bear it. I love lillcti tenderly and i uly. I am going forth as avell fur her hake as my onu. In all the goinl fortune that comes us the meed of cOuil, the will be i-harcr." "1'ott will FCC her before you leave "Xo. I Hill neither pain her nor my.clf >y a parting interview, iacud her thi.-i let- XT ami this ring." A few hours later and thu brothers with tightly grasped hands, gazing into each jthcr's faces. "Farewell, Eobcrl." "larcwcll. AVilliam. Think of the nW as still your home. Though it i- nine, in the division of our patrimony, M j-our heart come back to it.as yours. Think if it as home; and, .should fui tutu? cheat you with the apples of Sodom, return toitng.iiu. Its doors willxvcr he its hearth- fire bright for you as of old. F.ncwcll." Aud they turned from each other, one going out into the restless world, an eager fnr its wealth and hmiors; the other tu linger among the pleasant places near to him by every association of childhood, there t' till up the measure of his iilly, for he no drone iu the social hive. On Iho evening of that day two maidens j rat.-Jonc, each ill the sanctuary of her ir.vn chamber. There was .1 warm glow on the cheeks of one, and :i ghul light in her eyes. I'alo wni the other's face, and uet were her drooping hu'hes. And that s'lrnmed lu'l'l :in open letter in It wai full of ten'diT words; but the writer loved ivtalth more than the muiilen, aud had gone foilh seek the mUlrc.ss of lii innlts, few in number, arc grouped around one on whose white forthcJid Time's tremb- ling finger has written tbo word "Drath." Over her bends i manly form. face is Ah! You recognize the wealth seeker. What lit! here? What lo him is the dying one? wife! And has he then, forgot- ten the maiden whose dark lahhes lay wet on her pale checks for many hours after she road his parting words? lie lias not for- gotten, but been false to her. Kagcrly he sought the prize, lo contend for which he witit forth. Years came aud departed; yet .-till hope marked him with ever filling illu- To-day he stood with his hand just ready to seize the object of his wishes, to- morrow a rhadow mocked him. At last, in an evil hour, he bowed down his manhood prostrate even to Ihu dust in mammon wor- ship, aud took to himself a bride, rich in 2iild attraetious, but poorer as n woman than even the beggar at her father's gate. What a thorn in his tide she proved! A thorn ever sharp aud ever piercing. The closer he attempted to draw her to his hoiom, the deeper went the points into his own, un- til, in the anguish of bus soul, again and again he flung her passionately from him. Five years of such a life! Oh, what is there of earthly good to compensate there- for? I'.ut in this l.iat desperate throw, did the worldling gain this wealth, st.ition, and honor he coveted? He had wedded the only ihild of a man whoso treasure might be counted by hundreds of thousands; but, in duiag so, he had failed to Fectire the fath- er's approval or confidence._ The item old man regarded him as a mercenary interloper and ever treated him as such. 1'or live years therefore he fretted and chafed in the narrow prison whose gilded liars own iiandh had forged. How often, during that time had his heart wandered hack to the dear old home, and the beloved ones with whom he had passed his early years And uh how many times camu between him and the almost hated countenance of wife, the gentle, loving face, of that one to whom he had bceu false. Uow often her soft Mue eyes rested on his own How of- ten he Ftartcd and looked up suddenly, as if her sweet voice came lluating ou the air! And EO thcycara moved on, the chain palling more deeply, nnd a bitter sense ol humiliation as well as bondage robbing him of all pleasure in life. Thus it is nilli him when, after ten years we find him waiting, in the chamber o di-alh, for the stroke that is lo break the fet- ters that so long have bound him. It has fallen, lie is free again. In dying, the FiilTercr imde no tign. Suddenly she pkiug- into the dark profound, impeutrable to mortal eyes, and as the turbid waves closed singing, over her, hu who had called her wife turned fiom the couch on which her frail body remained, with an inward "Than! I am a min again One jnore bitter drug yet remained foi enp. Not a week had gone by, ere tin father of his dead wife spoke to him these cutting words: You were nothing to me while my daugh ter are less than nothing now icut was a higher boon than wealth, that ew footmarks were visible. Yet then- had ccn changes in thcoIdhomcMcad. As Ihe miling years went by, each, as it looked in t the cottage window, taw the home circle videliing, or new beauty crowning the angel rows of happy children. N'o thorn in his ide had llobcrt'a gentle pnned. As imc passed on, closer and cloicr was fhe Irawu to his bosom; yet a point had lierced him. Their home wai a typo of It was near the close of a summer day. I'he evening meal is spread, and they arc ihout gathering around the table, when a tranger enters. Ilis words are vague and irief, his manner singular, his air slightly mysterious. Furtive, yet eager glances go rom face to face. "Are all your children f ho asks, nrprise and admiration mingling in his ones. 'All ours. And, thank God! the little lock is yet unbroken." The stranger averts his face. He is dis- urbcd by emotions it ia impossible to con- ical. "Contentment is better than he mmnurs. "Oh that I had earlier comprc- lended this truth I" The words were not meant for others: iul the utterance has been too distinct. I'hcy have reached the cars of Itobert, who lustautly recognizes iu the stranger his long iTandcring, long inourucd brother. The Ftrangcr on his feet. A moment or two the brothers stand gazing at each other, they tenderly embrace. How the stranger starts and trembles! [fu had not seen, in the quiet maiden, mov- ing among and ministering to the children so unobtrusively the one he had parted from years before the one to whom he had been FO false. Uut her voice has startled his cars with the familiar tones of yesterday. "lillen Here is an instant oblivion of all the intervening years. He has leaped back over the gloomy gulf, and stands nowas he stood ere ambitirtp and lust for gold lured him away from the fide of his lirft and only love. It is Melt both for him and the faith- ful maiden that he can to forget the past as to bike her in his arms and clasp her almost wildly to his heart. 15ut for this, conscious shame would have betrayed hia 'deeply re- pented pcrDdy. And here we leave them, reader. "Con- tentment is better than wealth." So the worldling proved, after a bitter ejpericnce, which may you be spared It is far bolter to realize a truth perceptively, and thencu make it a rule of action, than to prove its in a life of sharp agony. how few are able to rise into buch a realization! It wa- my wealth, not my child, that yoi loved. .She has passed away. What affec- tion would have given to her, dislike wil nciLT bestow on you. Henceforth "we ar strangers." When next the urn went down on tha mansion, which the wcaHh-fcckc had coveted, he was a wanderer humiliated, broken in spirit. Mow bitter had been the mockery of hi eaily hopes! How terrible the punishmi'ii ho had tuflcrcd! FCT.xn One more eager, almost fierce struggl with alluring foitnne, in which tluMvorldliiij came near steeping his foul in crime, an tl.rn fruitier ambition died in his bosom. "My brother raid he murmured :n a ray of light fell suddenly on the dark ness of his fpirit; "Contentment is bette lli.iu Dear brother! Dear old home! Sweet Ellen! All! why did I leave yon? Too late! loo late! A cup, full of the vvinc of life, was at 1113' but I turned yiy head away, asking for a more fiery and and rseiting draught. How lividly comes before me now that parting scene! I am linking into brother's face. I feel the tight grasp of his hand. His voice is iu my ear. Dear brother! And his parting wiirda, I hear them now, even more earn- eMly than when they were first "should fortune cheat you with the apples of Sodom, return to your home again. Its doors will ever be open, and its hearth-fires bright for you as of old." Ah, do the fires ftill burn How many year." have passed r.inco I went forth! And Kllcn? Uut I dare not think of her. It is too late Kvcn if sliu be living and unchanged in her afiecttons, I can never lay this false heart at her feet. Her look of Invc would rmite me with n whip of The steps of tine had fallen eq lightly sn the Cowcry path of those to whom contcnt- TJIE TWO APPRENTICES. Two boys Mere apprentices in a carpenter shop. One determined to make himself a -thorough workman, the other didn't One of them read and studied, and got books that would help hiin'to understand the principles of hib trade. Ho spent his oven- ings at home reading. The other liked fun best. IIu often went with other boys to have "u good time." he often said lo his shop mate, "leave your old hooks; go with us. Whal'-j tho use of all this "If 1 waste these golden mo- was the boy's answer, "I shall lose what I can never make up." While the boys were still apprentices, an oITcr of 000 appeared in the newspapers for the best plan for a Kl-ite House to be built iu one of the Eastern States. The studious boy saw the advertisement and determined to try for it. After careful study he drew out his plans, and sent them to the committee. We Mippusc that he did not really expect (o gain the prize; but he thought "there ia nothing like In about a week aftcrn arils a gentleman arrived at the shop and askrd if an architect by (he nnme of Washington Willicrf-r'-e lived there.' said the carpenter, "no architect, hut I've got an ap- prentice by that mine." "Let's see him." The young nun was summoned, and inform- ed that his phn was accepted, and that the two thousand dollars were liu. The gentle- man then taid that the boy mujt put the building up; and his employer was FOpruud of success, that he willingly gave him his time and let him go. This stutlioiu young one of tho first architect." of our country. lie made a fir- tune, and now sUinlj high in the estimation Tragic Love-Meeting. The irriiopieweiit of a bitigular lit tic drama of real lifu has jutt reached us from Berliri.' It seems that six years ago a notary name'd Karl S------suddenly disappeared. For two mouths this police were engaged in Hjarch- ing for his supjioscd assassin, but without cfleet; and tho were cease, whet; the judge of the district od, 0110 ,ovoniiig, a leltijr to the following effect: haro boon aFsaEsinated by my debtor Juan after iobb'itig mo of the proofs of thn debt, buried ut the foot of the north'wall of of Count Von M------, at S------. Karl Notary: The judge, on receipt of this strangcjct; ter, canned a search lo be inude on the 'spot indicated; Ihe corpse was fouud, the assas; tin seized, tried and executed, after making a full confession of his crime. For -fcii years, all endeavors to explain. the tcry of the letter have remained without result. A week ago, JL do II------Tvas married at Ucrlin, lo a rich and beautiful young widow; tho Mariruite do L------. On tho day "fol; lowiug liia wedding, the bridegroom pre- sented himself at the police office, ami made a declaration to the fullovriiur cflccl: Sis years ago I was deeply in love with tho daughter of Count do who re- turned my passion. I was poor, and her father, notwithstanding our mutual-attach- ment, refused his consent to our marriage, and gave his daughter's hand to the Mar- quise do L------'. Tho evening before tho celebration of this marriage, I obtained from Jlademoiselle do the promise to meet mo, near tlic park wall, for a last adieu; a lillle before midnight I scaled thb wall, and found the young lady waiting foe mo, accompanied by a trusty Our tears and protestations were suddenly inlcrrupled by a piercing cry. '.The young lady Dud, wilh the servant, lo the climbed up lo luc'lop of Ihe wall, and -was just going to drop myself on the other.stde, when by the light of the moon, I saw a man kneeling on n corpse, and rifling the pockets of his victim. My first impulse was to spring upon the assassin, but "I reflected, that, if I succeeded in securing him, Tmust explain my own presence in the park at that hour, and, in doing so, must compromise, the young lady. I therefore remained rrio- tionlets, and saw tho assassin, whom I re- cognized pcifeclly, bury the body of his victim at the foot of the wall on winch I was crouching. The nest day, do became de L------. -Jlarricil to a violent and jealous man, her position made it yet more incumbent on me ro- m-iin filcnl, but in order that tho murder might notpajs unavenged, I of writing the letter which' led lo the arrest and confession of thu murderer. For-sis years I kept on the subject of- what 1 had Tho death of the Marquise "do L------having left Mademoiselle a widow, I married her yesterday. As she is now my wife, and I have, therefore, the right to de- fend her arainit all suspicion, -I have pre- sented myself in order to explain the agency by which the leltcr was sent lo the judge In the name of the murdered Keeping Engagements. Sir William Napier was one day laking'a long country walk near Frcshford, when lie n.et a little girl about five years old, sob- bing over a broken bowl. She had dropped snd broken it in bringing it back from, the field, to which she hud laken her" fathcr'ii dinner in it, and she said she would he beat- en on her return for having broken it; then, with a sudden gleam of hope, she innocent- ly looked up into his face and J Jut y e can mend it can't y e Sir WillLim explained that he could not mem! Ihe bowl, but the trouble he could, by tho gift of a sixpence to buy However, ou opening his purse, it Was emp- ty of he had lo make amends by promising lo meet hi-' little friend in 'the tame f.pol at the fame hour next day, aud bring Ihe .sixpcnca with him, bidding her, meanwhile, tell her mother she had seen ;a gentleman who nould bring her the money for Ihe Kiwi next day. The child, entirely trusting him, went on .her way comforted. On his return home ho found au invitation, awaiting him lo diuc in Bath the following evening, to meet wine one whom he nitccial- ly wiihed to ice. He hesitated for-sonio little lime, trying lo calculate the possibility of giving the meeting of fricnd'pf the broken bowl, and uf ttill LciDgtm .lima of everybody; while bis for ,hc (Unncr Bjthi. but finding can hardly earn food for himself and family .muM innt by his daily Arlitan. Tho very' circumstances which mak? the shallow ishaulropical incline the to be benevolent. he.wrolc-lo decline'ac- cepting tho on Iho "to ona'. ot his us he did M, ''I trusted me so jmj .TSPA.PERI   

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