year was up, another chance to increase my salary came about; Mr. Henry Dittoe, the enterprising man of the village, offering me one hundred dollars a year to take a position in the dry-goods store of Fink & Dittoe.
I laid the matter before Mr. Whitehead, and he frankly advised me I might regret it, adding that he was afraid Henry (referring to Mr. Dittoe) had too many irons in the fire.
His warning in regard to the ent proved a prophecy, for too many irons in the fire brought about Mr. Dittoe's bankruptcy, although this misfortune did not befall him till lois surroundings than to any other cause.
I remained with Fink & Dittoe until I entered the Military Academy, principally in charge of the for the appointment, reminding him that we had often met in Fink & Dittoe's store, and that therefore he must know something of my qualificatthe fall of 1851, much crestfallen.
Fortunately, my good friend Henry Dittoe again gave me employment in keeping the books of his establishme