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'V o l . 4:. E a s t H a r t f o r d . , Oou.li., J u n e T , 1 8 6 5 . ISTo. 1 1 . Is Issued Semi-Monthly, On the first and third Wednesday. ------- BY------- I.. IV. OLMSTED. POST OFFICE BUILDING, En*t H a r tfo r d , C». Th e Elm Leak will be devoted to Literature. Informatio n an d Local News, an d will contain Miories, Poetry, Anecdotes, E88ay«« Interrsting Facts, &c« I t shall be o u r aim to make i t worth y c f th e public support. As an inducement to Advertisers, we have reduced our rates to a very low figure. Contributions, both of a Local and Literary character, solicited. T E RM S , Payable on receipt of first number: Subscription, for single Copy, six months, - S0.50 Fora Club of T e n ,........................................ 4.00 Single Number, .05 A d T e rtif tin g R a fc « : One Square, one insertion, . . . . S0.60 One Square, six m o n t h s , ................................ 4.00 Two Squares 7.00 One Column, “ ........................................25.00 Efwcial Notices, per l i n e , ................................ -10 All communications should be addressed to THE ELM LEAF, Box 32, East H artford, Ct. Photographic tialleryi s. H. WAITE, one of the oldest and most successful photographist, will open this morn-ing a new photographic gallery directly over the Adjut.-Generar8 ofSce, 275 Main st. Hartford. His rooms are fitted up in splendid style, with a new Bky-light of large proportions, and he will now be able to take pictures of any size and in a style of art second to none. His new "light” is especially fitted for the making of cartes de visites in the best of styles and finish. He ha:s also a splendid assortment of picture frames, of all the leading styles.— Those in want of firstclass work, done at the hands of a competent artists, should call at June 7.____________ WAITE'S GALLERY. J. B. RUSSELL. 63. State St. Hartford Conn. TJ. S. 7-30 Loan, These notes on hand for immediate delivery in sams. of $50, §100, $500, $1000, and S5000.—bearing 6«ren"ai»d three tenths per cent interest per anum. These Boad§w.e datpAthe 15th, o f ^ ugnst 1864, as;! iS<Sa^fiayable at the wad orthiMeyears from that date or convertible at the option of the holder into the— U. s .5-20 Six per cent. Gold Bearing Bonds. T h is is th eO ]V 3L .Y 3L .O A .N IIV K . E T nowofferedby the Government and •^11 probably be all disposed of soon. U. s. 10-40 Bonds, U. S. 5-20 Bonds, r. S. 1 Year Certificates, BANK. INSUllAXCE k RAIL ROAD STOCKS! PREMIUM, paid for GOLD, SILVER and GOVERNMENT COUPONS (due- Feb. 14,__________ _______ __________ t f _ THE BEST ClIEAVING TOBACCO TN IIARRET. THE MA Y FL0 V,'ER, Sold only at O S A - S y l u m S t r e e t , Hartford Conn. Call iind try _______________________ tf4 E. ROBERTS & CO., Manvfofjt'jiCi-s of PURE SILVER WARE, SPOONS. FORKS, LADLES. . t c . , ilC ., Plain and Fancy, West side Main Street, near the Depot, Ea.'t Hartford, Ct. Aus. o tf im p o iTt a x t to o\v n e r s o f h o r s e s AXD CATTLE. W I L L I I 3 J l » K O V I £ i j / c j o : x i > i T i o r ^ r o n k e 3VOV^v t i :n^<:^ i >o a v i >e k b . For all Disorders in Iloric.-^ and Cuttle that arise fromlmjiurity of theUlood, Over Exeniou, Uhauscs in AVeather, Horse Disieiuper, Heave.-?. Lholie, V.'orms, Botls, Loss of Aj.petite, Jce., in Horses.— also for Horn ic ., in Cattle. Prepired bv G. M’. AN ILLIAJVI llarttord, Conn. SoldbyE. S . GOODWIN. Ea.<t llurilord. lo NEW GOODS at Reduced Prices. We have jast reeeked a supply of Choice Goods, C o n s is tin g in p a r t o f 5fnL.\S?ES, SUGARS, &c„ w h ic h w e a r e sellin.? LO W for CASH. We have some of the best POliTO RICO MOLASS E S ever oflfered in market, made from New Cane. O u r S u g a rs are as low as can be bought elsewhere— and while we donot boast of underselling any-we wUh it distinctly understood as good bargains can bcEesured of us as elsewhere. So D o n 't fa il to call Under Bigeloio Hall. West S id e Main* S t r e e t , EAST HARTFORD. Respectfully, E . > 1 . R O B E R X S . apr 5 M r. E d it o r—The following lines written, •with the exception of one verse, many years ago, but never published, I rescue from oblivion to day by sending to you. I trust the moral lesson they inculcate will produce a salutary effect upon the readers of the ^‘Elm Leaf.” C. ]M[ ooiieliiiie. Last evening, when the twilight threw. O’er all the room a doubtful hue, A shining thing my notice drew. Which proved, a la s! on closer view. Moonshine! A straggling ray the carpet caught, “Was ever such a goose ?” I thought; Yet soon the consolation brought, Xhat wiser folk than I had sought Moonshine! And bending o’er the flickering fire. Began half sadly to inquire. How many labor, fret, and tire. And find for what they most desire, Moonshine! Our neighbor toiled both night and day, A shining heaii to store away. Rut woke one worn bereft, to say, “ Long have 1 served and find my pay Moonshine!” To hear Peter saw with fancy’s eyes An odorous f >unt of goodly si/.e. Out of his ■■ forty acres” rise. And “dug for He,” he found his prize Moonshine! Our John a dashing wife has got, She owns accomplishments a lot, Of common sense no single jot, And by and by he'll find her—what? Moonshine I Yon whiskered fop with simpering art. Captured poor simple Peggy’s heart. She thought him brilliant—witty—smart— But finds for Iraitis in copious part, Afionshine! pS o iffTHe au’^Iow t a ll! How stored with treasures great and small! And bright with light, that when they fall. Our daziled eyes perceive was all— Moonshine! And’‘such is life.” With eager face. We all some “ignis fatuus” chase. Till death steps in to close the race. Then gleams above our resting place— Moonshine! I f she who pens these lines should aim A golden recompense to claim. Or think thereby to gain a name. In what will end her hopes of fame? Moonshine! C. How we trapped tbe Burglars. ( Coiilinued.) Nothing could be more cautious than the proceedings of the robbers. The shutter was pushed back in the most slow and steady manner: had there been even a bell fastened to it, I doubt whether it would have been made to ring. At intervals there was a rest from work, evidently for the purpose of listening, and then one of the robbers placed his legs across the window-sill, and lightly descended into the pantry. The nijrlit, even out of duor.s, was very dark, in the corner where we stood it was as black as Erelnis. Our forms, therefore, were quite undistinguishable, and the only chance of discovering us was by touching or hearing us. The fir-st ljurglcr wa.s soon followed l:)y a second, whilst we could hear that a third, who was outside, was to remain there on watch. “Xow let's light up,’’ said number two. “Xot yet, till y ^ push the shutter to /' replied the other, “or the glimUl be seen ; then you come and hold the box.’ The shutter was quietly pushed to, and both robbers moved away a few paces from the window by which they had entered.— By the quiet way in which they walked, it was evident that they were without shoes or had on India-rubber coverings. Of their size or weapons, we could see nothing; and I began to doubt whetlier our position was ail airreeable one, as I was armed only with a sword—a weapon, however, I knew how to u se; whilst of my friend’s means of offence or dcfence I knew nothing. I had not long to w ait; for a lucifer was struck by one of the men immediately, the room consequently lighted up. At the same instant my friend drew up the slide of the dark-Iantern, and flashed the light on the faces of the two men, at the same time showing the muzzle of a revolver pointed towards them. “If either of you move. I’ll put a couple of bullets in him,’’ said my friend, as he placed his back against the window by which the men had entered. “ Now drop that crowbar,” he continued in a voice of authority; “ down with i t : and you,” he said to me, “ pull open the shutter, and shout for the police.” The idea that is usually entertained of a burglar is, that he is a man of great size, strength, ^and daring, and that he would in an encounter annihilate any moderate man. When, then, the light revealed the faces and forms of the men we had captured, our humble self, although no great pugilist, yet felt able to defeat either of them if it came to a matter of fists ; and I must own that the pale and astonished faces of the men were not indicative of any very great courage Our shout for police was shortly answered ; and the burglai's having been subdued by the sight of the revolver, the muzzle of which pointed first at one, then at the other, were captured by the police, three of whom were speedily on the spot, and conveyed to tbe lock-up ; whilst we and a detective who had been brought down from London some days previously examined the details by which the men had effected on entrance. “You were very lucky to hear them, especially on such a night,” said the detective. “When once they’re in, they move like mice. We know them ; and I expect seven years.” The man was about correct; for one, the older offender, was sentenced to six and the other to five years’ penal servitude. “ It will, I suppose, be of no use trying to sleep again to-night, for it is three o’clock,” said my friend. “ I cannot sleep,” was my reply; “and I am dying to hear how you found out that these men were approaching the house.” Being, then, of one mind, we partly robed ourselves, lighted a fire in the kitchen, and, soon being provided with cigars, got very comfortable, and satisfied with our work.— My friend then began his account, which he gave much in the following words : “The burglar, as I told you, has usually the advantage of surprise. lie can select the time at which he makes the attack ; and, if his proceedings are carried on cautiously, he enters a house before he is heard. Few men would, however, venture to do so, unless they previously had good information as to the interior arrangements of the house: this they obtain either from servants, tradesmen, or some one who vi.-?its the locality; or they come themselves as tramps, or with some trifle to sell. Thus, if there are bells attached to doors or windows, they find it out: and tliey know tolerably well the domestic arrangements of the locality they purpose trj'ing their skill upon. There are, too, conventional methods of protecting a house, suc!i as bolts, bars, chains, locks, &c., all of which require merely time and proper instruments to overcome. It therefore occurred to me that novelty and simplicity combined would be more than a match for the c«arse intellect of a burglar, and thus I made my plans, which, you see, answered very Avell. ’ “No doubt about that,” we rejdied. “Well now, come up to my room,'’ he continued, “and see the apparatus.’' We entered his room ; and there, close beside his pillow, was a tin box, in th e bottom cf which Was a key. “ This is nearly all the apparatus, ’ he said. “Cut you notice some thread fastened to the key. Trace that thread, and you will find it passes through that small hole in the sash; and from there it goes down to the back-yard. And now you will understand my plan. I knew that no man could approach the back part of the house with out walking up the back-yard, which is only four yards wide. I therefore tied across the back-yard, and about two feet from tbe ground, some fine black thread: this was made fast on one side, but slipped through a loop and led up to my window on the oth* ^ e r. The thread then pasJId through the hole I had bored in the window-sash, and was then made fast to this key. Under the key I placed the tin box, you see ; and over the key was a bar to prevent its being dragged up more than six inches. Each night, before I went to bed, I just drew the string tight, and fastened it in the yard ; taking care to free it before morning, so as to keep the plan a secret. If, then, a man, or anything above two feet high, walked up the yard, the string was pressed against, the key was drawn up sharply against the bar, and the string broken; when the key, of course, fell into the tin box, maSng quite noise enough to wake me. Immediately the string or thread broke, it would fall to the ground ; and the persons who had done all this would not have felt anything, the resistance being so slight. I must own I should have preferred horse-hair to thread; but, as it was, the latter answered very well. I was fast asleep when the key fe ll; but immediately awoke, and, taking my laniern outside my door, lighted it, and came to you, for I knew that a man only in the back-yard could have dropped my key. So now you see how the burglars were trapped, for you know all the rest.” “Certainly, you succeeded, and so we ought not to be critical,” we replied. “But suppose they had enteied b y the front-win-dow, instead of b y the b a c k ? how then?” “You see this thread,” he said, grasping one that was near the door. “ Pull it.” I did so, and immediately a tin-cup dropped into the hand-basin. “That thread goes down stairs, and is fastened across the front-window; but I broke that off as I went out of my room, so that it should not impede my journey down stairs. Thus I could at once know whether a man was approaching the back-door or had entered by the front window ; and, in either case, I think I could have captured him.” Simplicity had c e rta in ly been adopted in th e p re sen t case, b u t th e means had .shown themselves to be eflScient. “ People a re usu a lly very silly ,” continu ed our friend, “ when th ey hear, or th in k they h e ar, suspicious noises of a night. 1 he first th in g they do is to lig h t a candie. which proclaims to th e r-.bber th a t he has been heard, and m ust escape : then they go about the house with th is candlc, and m ake a g re a t itoise, so th at a man may have plenty of time to get away, or to hide himself. In ste ad of this, if a person were to listen in ten tly , he would be able to h e ar any suspicions^ iv.ises d istin c tly , and decide upon th e ir c au -e : tlien, as he must know liis o w n hoii-u b e tte r than a robber, he is best off of the two in th e d a rk ; and when, having armed himself, he has q uietly opened * his door, lie may wait and listen u n til th e robbers are h e a rd moving about, when he may take such steps as may seem necessary. If every [lerson was merely to p lan w h a t was to be done in case of robbers en te rin g his house, and then were to c arry o u t th is if the occasii'n re q u ire d it, b u rg la ry would be U)o dangerous and unsuccessful a p ro ceeding to he p o p u la r or profitable, and thus m ight be given up f..>r a more honest m eans of obtaining a livelihood: so tlia t re ally we may consider ourselves to have done th e community a t large a benefit when we captu re one of these g en try ; w h ilst those who allow th e ir hou.'^es to be robbed with im p u . n ity jeo p a rd iz e th e ir ne ig h b o rs’ p ro p e rty .” There are nhree lights, of nature, of grace, and of glory. As the light of grace clears up difiiculties which the light of nature could not, so will the light of glory clear up such as the light of grace cannot. Satan’s temptations are notour sins, ifot we, but he, shall answer for them.
'V o l . 4:. E a s t H a r t f o r d . , Oou.li., J u n e T , 1 8 6 5 . ISTo. 1 1 .
Is Issued Semi-Monthly, On the first and third
I.. IV. OLMSTED.
POST OFFICE BUILDING, En*t H a r tfo r d , C».
Th e Elm Leak will be devoted to Literature. Informatio
n an d Local News, an d will contain Miories, Poetry,
Anecdotes, E88ay«« Interrsting Facts,
&c« I t shall be o u r aim to make i t worth
y c f th e public support.
As an inducement to Advertisers, we have reduced our
rates to a very low figure.
Contributions, both of a Local and Literary character,
T E RM S , Payable on receipt of first number:
Subscription, for single Copy, six months, - S0.50
Fora Club of T e n ,........................................ 4.00
Single Number, .05
A d T e rtif tin g R a fc « :
One Square, one insertion, . . . . S0.60
One Square, six m o n t h s , ................................ 4.00
Two Squares 7.00
One Column, “ ........................................25.00
Efwcial Notices, per l i n e , ................................ -10
All communications should be addressed to
THE ELM LEAF, Box 32, East H artford, Ct.
s. H. WAITE, one of the oldest and
most successful photographist, will open this morn-ing
a new photographic gallery directly over the
Adjut.-Generar8 ofSce, 275 Main st. Hartford. His
rooms are fitted up in splendid style, with a new
Bky-light of large proportions, and he will now be
able to take pictures of any size and in a style of
art second to none. His new "light” is especially
fitted for the making of cartes de visites in the best
of styles and finish. He ha:s also a splendid assortment
of picture frames, of all the leading styles.—
Those in want of firstclass work, done at the hands
of a competent artists, should call at
June 7.____________ WAITE'S GALLERY.
J. B. RUSSELL.
63. State St. Hartford Conn.
TJ. S. 7-30 Loan,
These notes on hand for immediate delivery in
sams. of $50, §100, $500, $1000, and S5000.—bearing
6«ren"ai»d three tenths per cent interest per anum.
These Boad§w.e datpAthe 15th, o f ^ ugnst 1864, as;!
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