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VOLUME XXIlI-No! 41 ASHTABULA, OHIO, SaWiTmyTnOTO """ TO0LS
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Local Notlcea Too Cente a line for each Insertion.
f 8V8ry description attended to on Vail, and done In t -moat
LI VERY STABLES.
WILL. HO WW AN, proprietor of Llvcrv fitahle
New Horeer, Carriages. Holies Ac llornee kept by
the day or week. Omnlbue to and from al. train.
Stable opposite Flak House, Ashtabula, O. 1108
MFKRY P. FRICKRII,!. !., reslrlr-nre on
Church tttreet. North of the Houth Park. Office iu
Smith's New Block, opposite the Fisk Howe. HOT
DR. ft. L. KINO, fhyslclan and Hnrseon. nfHce
orer Hendry A Kinit's store, residence near St.PHer's
Church. Ashuhnla.. O . 101.1
O. B. MO, 11. 8., Ilnmnnpithlc Phvslrian and
Burgeon. Bnocessor to On. VAN NOHMAN. Office
eameaa formerly. No. 1 Main Straet, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Office hoars from 7 toll A. M : I to t P. M., and even
ing. May be found at the office at night. 1187
PH, HAWKS, wonld Inform hit friends, and the
pab'lr. generally that he may be found at his resilience
or Park Street, ready to attend to all professional
calls. Office hours, from 11 to 8 P. M. Ashtabula O.
Mar 11.1W8. 11M8
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
ORVILLR A. ni)CKWItl,l, Notary Public
Agent for the sale and purchase of Real Estate, Coir
. Teraacer and Collector. OIBce at rusldencj. Klnifa
.Tllle, Ohio. 1169
IHER!HiH, HALL, Sc MI Kit! AN, Atton
neya and Counselors at L aw, AslitaUulu, Ohio, will
. practice In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake ami (leaiiKa.
LaiAn S. BaaBMiH, Tukoiwbi Ham..
J.H. Bbkbmak. HM8
KDW ARD II. PITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula. Ohio. Special at
tention given to theSettlement of Estates. and to Con.
vevancine and Collecting. Also to all mattersarlslnir
under the Bankrupt Law. 1(M8
. I. O. FISHER, .Insilce of the Peace and Agent for
, , the Hartford, Bun, A Franklin Fire Insurance Compa
nles. Office In the store of Crosby A Wetherwax, nu
Main Street. Opposite the Fisk House, Ashtabula.
i' HKNH.Y FAS9KTT, Agent Home InsnranceCom
pany, of New York (Capital, S,tKt.tl0O. and of Charter
Oak Life Insurance Company, of Hartford, Ct. Also,
attends to writing of Deeds, Wills, &c. - 1048
M. R. COOK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and
Notary Public, also Real Kstote Atrenl, Main atreet.
Over Morrison A Tit knor's store, Ashtal ula, O. HID
Law. Ashtabula, Ohtn.
Attorney and Conn ellor
FISK HOIISK, Ashtabula, Ohio. A. Field, Propri
etor. An Omnibus rnnning to and from every train of
Ctrs. Also, a good llrery-stahle kept In connection
with thle house, to convey passenger to any
ASHTABULA HOH8K-R. C. Warmington
Prop Main St, Ashtnhula, Ohio. Lartro Pnblic Hall,
rood Livery, and Omnibus to and from the depot. 1048
CABINET WARE. .
JOHN DUCHO, Manufacturer of, and Dealer in
Faruitnreo the heat deacriptione, and every variety.
Also General Undertaker, and Manufacturer of Collins
to order. Main street. North ot South Public Square.
M. . REACH, Mnnutactnrer and Dealer In First
Class Furnitrue. Also, (lenoral Undertaker. 1138
P. B. HALL. Dentist. Ashtahnla.O. Offlri
center street, netween Main and Park. 1048
W. NKLSON, Dentist. AsMsbnla. O..
TO visita Conueaut, Wednesday aud Tlin silny of
each week. Hint
W. T. WLLACK, D. I. S. Klnesvllle.O.l. pre
pared to attend to all nrterat'nn In his profession.
He makes a speciality of "Oral Snrsery" and saving
the natural teeth. 1108
IIinnllR, 8TRONO 4c RPF.RRT, Mannfar
tnrera Stoves, Plows and Colnn-ne, Window Cans and
Sills. Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Bhoes. Ac.
Phrenlr Foundry. Ashtabula, Ohio. lOiil
ITIW. 8, JKSSTP, Mnlleahleand Orey Iron Found
er, and manufacturer of Trunk Hardware. 715.77.7(1
and 81 Central Avenue, (Formerly NcsUlt Street,)
Newark. N.J. 111
FRED. W. BLAKFNLEK, Photographer nil
dealer In Pictures, Kuunivlng. Chrnmns, Ac. having
n large supply of Mouldings of various descriptions, is
prepared to frame any thing In the picture line, at
ahort notice and In the best stvle. Second floor of the
Hall store, and door South of Bank Maun street. 10114
EDGAR HALL, Fire and Lira Insurance and Real
Estate Agent. Also, Notary Public and Conveyancer,
once over Sherman and HalPa Law Office, Ashtabu
la, Ohio. 114H
GRAND HIVKH INSTITUTE, at Anstlnhnrg,
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. J. Tuckerman. A. M.. l'rlncl-
?al. Spring Term begina Tuesday March Stlth. Send
or Catalogue. jrv 1143tf
J. E. W1THOC8, Painter. (Hazier, and Paper
uanarer. ah worn none witn neatueea ana aeeiwicn
THE ASHTABULA LOAN ASSOCIATION
CAPITAL fllM.utW Office Main Street, next door
aoatn oi rise novae noes
OaaanAL Baniiw-j Bt'siNrss.
Bays and sells Foreign and Eastern Exchange, Gold,
Silver, and all kinds of U. S. Securities.
Collections promptly attended to and remitted for on
nay oi payment, at current ratea oi exenangu.
Interest allowed on time deposita.
T. Sllltman, Geo. C. Hubbard, Lorenzo Trier,
I. B. Shepard, J. W. naskell. II. L. Morrison,
8. H. Farrinirlon. 1171
a. 8ILLIMAN, Pwi. A. A. BOUTHWICK, OuUtr.
HARDWARE, & c.
CROSBY sV VETHRBWAX, dealers tu Stoves,
Tin-ware, umiow-ware, Buelt itaniware, uiuss
Warn. Lamos and Lsnio-TrimmlnLm. Petroleum. Ac .
' auuualta the Fisk House. Ashutlmfii. V. 1
' Also, a full stock of PaiuU, oils, Yarulshe,
xtruanea, c. i
aBEOROB C. HIJHHAKD. Dealer in Hardware.
Iron, Bteel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron,
Copper and Zinc and manufacturer of Tin Sheet
Iron and Copper Ware, risk s Block, Aahtab'tla
CEO. W. DICKINeON, Jeweler. Repairing of
II kinds or waincea, iiocae ana eeweiry. store lu
Ashtatiole House mock, Asntanuia. unio.
JAMR8 K. B'ffKBBINSi Dealer In Watches
Clocks, Jewelry, Milver and Plated Ware, Ac. Re
pairing of all kinds done well, and all orders prompt
ly aueuded to. Main Street. Ashtabula. O. Unas
ry, 'eta. hugisvlng, Mending aud ilepalriug done to
flkAn U.ln .lnUt I llllllliulll I flhlll. KjM
T, H. WILLIAMSON, Saddler aud Harness
' Maker, oipoile Fisk Block, Main street, Ashtabula,
Ohio, has on band, aud makes to order, In tho best
naanner. everything In hla line, 10M6
'p, o, FORD, Manulacturer and Dealer In Saddles
.. Uinm. HrlillHM. rtollara. Trnnks. Wnlua. Ac. oimmi
Ita Flsk Huuse. Ashtabula. Ohio. 11116
ITHEKTKR, OIDDINGS Sc CO., Jobbers aud
- Bal liters, a'so niauufseuirera of Doors. Bash, U'inds,
Biding, Flooring, and Builders' Materials geuerally.
Kspecial atteutlon given to Ulaaed Windows, Scroll
vawmg, aiouinings sto.
O. A. nrUKKf KH A. C. OIDDING8.
J. A.KNAPP 1'88
a. C, CVLLEY, Manumetnrvr of Lath, Siding,
. Mouldkaga. Cheese Boxea, c Planing, Matching,
and bcrowl nawlug done ou the shortest uotice,
Bbop on Main alroeU opposite the Upper Park, Ash
tabula. Ohio. 440
t3. KEILB Sc BBO,, Manufacturera and Dealera
in ell kinds ul Leaiher In deniaud In this market,
Mignest case price paio tor lliuas ana name.
FRENCH WKIBLEN Mennfaetcrere e Dealera
a all kinds ot Leather in deinaud Itt this market op.
. awetsa t iwasna iiiwiin;) owwuiis. . iiou
M ARTIN NEWBERRY, Druggist and Apothe-
fm .u .I...I..P 111 lllliu. M.ullcli,,.. U.' I. ...
and 'Liquors for medical pnrpose, Fancy ami Toilet
riiMul. U.lii. atrMt. et.rm.p itt I twiit.ii A.hl.hnl.
CHARLES E. SWIFT, Ashtabula. Ohio, Dealer
In Druga and Medicines, Urocerfee, Perfumery and
Fancy Artlclea, superior Teas, Coffee, Spices, Fla
vnrlng Bxtructa, Patent Mmllelnes of every descrip
tion, Paints, Dyes, Varnishes, Brushes, Fancy Soaps,
Hair Restoratives, Hair Oils, Ac, all of which will
be sold at the lowest prlcea. Prescriptions prepared
with suitable care. 1IMV
OKWHUK WILL AHD, Dealer In Dry-Oooda,
i.nieeries, iiats, l ens, lole, nnoes, troraery, i.tsss
Ware. Also, wholeaale and retail dealer In Hard
ware, Battrllerv, Nails, Iron, Steel, Drngs, Medicines,
Paiuta, Oils, DyestuOs, e.. Main su Ashtabula. WX.
GKORGK HALL, Dealer In Plano Kortes, at.d
MelO'ieone, Piano Stools, Covers, Instruction Books,
etc. Depot a Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. 1IH8.
Tl LICIt c CARLISLE. Dealera In Fancy and
oiiMi- irj Toouti, r iiuniy urocertes, ana t.rocaery.
South Store, Clareiiduu Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1UU3.
E. II. lilLKKV, Dealer In Dry UihhIs. (Irocerlea.
Crockery and Giass-Warc, next door north of Fisk
iiouse, jiiuiii street, Asntanuia, Ohio.
. in. FAULKNER dc SON, Dealers In (Iro
ceries, Hruvisious, Flour, Feed, Foreign and Domes
tic Fruits, Salt, Fish, Plaster, VYater-Lliuu, Heeds,
Ac., M.i I ii street, Ashtabula, Ohio.
W. REDHEAD, Dealer In Flour, Po k, Hams,
i-aiu, hiiumii kiiius oi risn. aiso, an Ktnns oi r mm
ly Orocerles, Fiuiu and Confectionery, Ale aud Do
mestic Wiuus. im3
J. P. ROBERTSON Jc SON, Dealers In every
uEniiiuuu vi uwii, oiiovs, iinis nnu inps. Also,
on hand a stock of choice Family Oroceriua, Aluiu
street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, Ohio, m.
D. W. HASKELL, Corner Spring and Main sta..
Aeuianuia, uuiu, liutiera iu Airy-uoous, urocertes.
Crockery. &c.,c. 10M6.
S. H. WELLS, wholeaale and Retail Dealer In
estern unserve muter and Cheese, Dried Fruit.
Flour uuil Orocerles. Orders respectfully solicited,
and Mlleil ill the lowest cash cost. Ashtabula, o. I(i5
II. L. ItlOHIIIMON, Dealer In Dry-Uoods. Gro
ceries, itoois eiiii oiiou, unts, caps. Hardware,
Crockery, books, Piiims, Oils Ac. Ashtabula O. Kill,
ED W A K D G. FIERCE Dealers In Clothing, Hate
yaps, auuwuus r lirm.liliig woods, Ashtanu la , O. tH
WAITE 6c SILL, Wholesale and Retal
Dealers in Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Uoods
Hals. Caps, Ac. Ashtabula - - IttfO
Real Estate Agent & Owner
9 A LOTS near Main St., Ashtabula, O.
J 14 acres, good house, barn and orchard : SX
miles south of Ashtabula on the main road to Jctlereou.
ftX acres on South Ridgu Hoad. miles west of Ashta
bula ; good huildings, fruit, carriage and blucksmlth
shops. and house and lot where 1 live, und Ml acres 7X
miles south of Kulloggsville on the old TurupiKe. Good
house, ham aud orchard. I have also for sale thtec new
Top Buggies, cheap and on easy terms; also other
property to numerous to mention.
ti-te it, n.eniii.
William Humphrey, lmvinp
manned ont over Three Hundred lots, with six new
streets, between the North lilrige road and Hie Depot of
the L. . K. 11., proposes to sell mem on
TEN TBAH8' TX3VTI3,
Together with Threo Brick Dwellings, several Wood
dwellings. Twenty-five Lots North of the Depot, several
lot., at me iiarnor. line 'i noitsanti Acres oi i.hiio in
Pvmouth. D't small nlace in Monroe, and blglity acres
Also nn hand 1.01X1 bushels Ouirl-. Lime, SOU barrels
of Cement. SO barrels Plaster Paris, It) Tune Land
Planter, and a full line of Uoods and a IVrpetual Lime
Also SS0.OU0 In Notes and Mortgagee, to exchange for
Cash. WM. UUMPllltEY.
Ashtabula, O.. Feb. 1, 1873. y-69
II. F. CULVER & CO.
Take pleasure In announcing to the public that then
nave leased tnc property lortncriy occupied
by D. W. Gary as a
and are now prepared to do all kinds of carriage and
wagon worK. npecuti aitentiou win oe giveu to an
kind of repairing.
THE PAINTING will he under the direction of Mr.
llowey. who has no superiors In this department. Mr.
Culver will have charge of the Blacksultliing. To those
who have seen hi work during the past summer, he
needs no recommendation. We hope by a strict atten
lion to bnstness and and a prompt fulfillment "f all onr
engagements, to merit aud secure a share of the public
L. BHinaon'e SunporlliiK Truss.
rPHE. Subscriber, wislius to bring before
-n. the public bis patent
recently Invented that la found to- anawer the end
such au instrument more complekjy than anything
heretofore Introduced. Itisheartlly commended byphy.
siclrios, to thelrpatlentaafllecied with hernia or rupture.
There is but one opinion of It wherever tried aud he
nas me assurance mat it will ne lulilia a niesslng to
those eulturliig from this complaint. From among his
rrieuds who have used hie truss, he has beeu favored
with the mosi cheerful and unqualified testimonials.
An improvement to prevent rust bus been adopted,
by galvanixiug the metalie portions of the truss, and
large supply has just been received by the manufactur
era. The atllictetl, therefore, may find thearllcle by ap
plying to the subscriber, al Bnybrouk, or at the store
ol 'Oko. WfLLAHU, Ashutbula. - L. MUNHON.
Savbrook, Oct.,lH71. 8tu87
4btraet of Time Table Adopted July 15, 1873.
NEW and improved Drawing Room
and Sleeping Coaches, combining all modern Im
provements, are rumiiug through ou all trains from
Buffalo, Niagara. Falls, Cleveland and lineim.atl to
New York, making direct connection with all lines
Foreign aud Coastwise Steamers, aud also with Sound
Steamers aud 'Railway liuea for Bostuu asd New Kuglaud
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No. f. Sleeping Coachea from Cleveland to Hornelle-
vine, ana urawing-nooin uoecuss rrout nusiien.
alou Bridge, Niagora Falls aud Buffalo to INew
No. It. Sleeping Coachea from Cincinnati, Suspension
Bridge, Niagara Falla.Bunaloud lloruellsvllle
Mew York; aiae from llorueliavllle to Albany
No, 4. Sleeping Coachea from Suspension Bridge, Nl
agara Falls aud Buffalo to New York.
No, 8. Sleeping Coaehee from Cleveland. Suspension
Bridge, Niagara Falls and Buffalo to Susquehanna
ami Drawlug ttootu Coachea from huaqueltauua
mjsps aura. ,
. . Ask for tickets Via Erie Railway.
For Said at all principle Ticket Offices. '
' Jno. N. Abbott, Oen. Put. Agent.
No. . No. II. No. 4.
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TlIIS wonderful vprretalile rostoratlve
is the sheet-anchor of the feenle and dehllltated. Ae a
Ionic aud cordial for the aged and languid It has no
equal among stomachics. Asa remedy for the nervous
Weakness to which women are especially subject, it Is
superseding every other stlmnlant. In all climates,
tropical, temperate or frigid, it acta as a sieciflc In eve
ry species of disorder which ondeimli.es the bodily
streugtb and breaka down the aultnal spirits. 1148
IIAGAN'S ItAGNOI.IA B A Lit! clvea to the
Complealou tbe Frealiueaa ol' Aoulll.
TIaoan' Maokolia Ralk overcomes the flushed at
pearance caused by heat, fntlgne and excitement. It
makes the itidy of forty appear but twenty, and so nat
nral and perfect that nn person can det- ct Its applica
tion. Bv its use the roughest skin is made to rival the
pnro radiant texture of youthful beauty. It removes
redness, h etches, and pimples. It contains nothing
that will Injure tho akin In the luaat.
Maonoma Bai.n la nsed by all fashlonahlo Indies In
New York, London, and Paris. It costs only 75 cents
per Bottle, aud la sold by all Druggists and Perfumers.
Poor Farmer John.
BY MRS. M. B. GOODWIN.
OU farmer Jolin is sore pt-rplexed
Nny, lurmer John ii really vexed ;
f luliors early, labors lale.
Yet ever lulks of ndvei-su Tate;
Fur all his toiliuys scarce suflicc,
Of lunged-for lauds to pay ti e price.
The summers come, the summers go.
The spring flowers wnste lite w inlt i's snow
Tint while, front duwn lilt close of day,
Receiving; naught but trowns Tor pay ;
II i good wife toils ; and anxious care
lias laded Hp aud check 8'jd hair.
Acres on acres slrelcli away
Ul woodland, corn, of wheat, of liny,
II is entile room o'er many a hill
His lirooklet turns the groaning mill ;
Yel mill he sighs, aud longs lor more,
And grumUl8 e'er that he is poor.
Four sturdy sons, four daughters lair
Claimed at his hands it father's cure.
He gave tbem labor without end,
And strove their souls, like liis, to beud
Inlo the mirrowiiijr groove of thoujfhl;
Qold to be earned, laud to bo bought.
Yi-s, farmer John is growing poor I
You feel ii as you pnss (lie door.
His old brow n iiouse is small and mean,
The roof is warped by crack and seam ;
The leaning bars, the half hinged door,
Proclaim old Johu is very pjor.
No books ; no pictures on the wall ;
Cnrpetless room and dreary hall.
Why think il si range such farmer's boys
Should seek Ihe eily'a pomp and noise t
Should learn lo loathe Ihe sight of home.
Wit re naught of joy or grace may come.
Why think it strange his poor, old wife,
Who coined for him her very life.
Should pause, at last, despite his frown,
And lay her weary burden down
In Joy, lo walk Ihe streets or Heaven,
Where nuught is sold, but ull is given.
Go w hero you will, eenrch enrth around
The poorest man that can he found
Is he who toils, through life, to gain
Widest extent of hill aud plain.
Forgetting ull his soul's best needs,
Iu counting o'er his tillu deeds.
Bow I love the hour of twilight.
Twilight dusky, dint and gray,
When the nighl, with moon and starlight
Gently clasps the hand of day.
Just enough of sunshine lingers;
Just enough of night gloom falls;
Fairy forms, w lili noiseless lingers,
Loose the doors to memory's hulls.
And with reverential feeling,
Puss I through Hie entrance wide;
While a soft light, often stealing,
Lights the faces, either Hide.
When I cross death's darkling river,
Wheu my father's voice sIihII call,
Ma the golden life chords sever
Wheu the twilight shadows full. .
My First Newspaper.
My father lind built a log hut near the
Canada lino. Il is like all huts, cold and
dump, unlit for human habitation ; but il
was better than no shelter al all, and we
were used to it. I was a barefooted boy
the most of the year. Bare feel may do
well enough for pictures and word paint
ing", but they are another Bort of thing
to the little wn t ih who drags them ab
out during the ojld weather that makes
luree-ioiirihs ot the Aew England year.
1 was lielpinsj father dig potatoes one
day late in ihe fall, when I was about
nine years old. A Hurry ot snow had
fallen, just enough lo remind us that cold
weather was selling in. Father always
put off things till the last minute, and
then drive all before him, and be as cross
ns a bear when her cubs are in danger.
We had been to work sinoe daylight aud
my feet were almost frozen. Ugh I can
feel them ache now? They were out,
and sore, and would have been bleeding,
but thev we ro numb as icicles. Late iu
the afternoon my father sent mo to the
house, and mother went out ana look my
place iu the field. My feel were over the
worst of their aching, aud I plied the
ureen wood to the fire olaue. and laved
down on the floor, with my hands under
my head, to watch the sap sizzle ana
splutter, aud fire off minature cannon,
when there came a rap on the door, and
without waiting for an answer in camo a
stranger, well buudled iu fur cap and
"Can 1 warm up here ?"
"Guess so," said I, hitohlng along to
irivo him halt of the breplaoe.
The man came up eagerly like one who
Lad travelled long, and was weary and
chilled, and spread out his hands before
the lire, as if heat was a luxury to them.
"Where is your folks?" he asked, glan
cing down at me, for I hadn't the ct ilily
to rise. -
"Are they around r"
"Rather late lor that, isn't it?"
"to you think I could get a bite here ?'
"Could I stay litre to-night ?"
The man unbuttoned his coat, and seat
ed himself, letting his boots dry before
After a littlo whilo ho rallied again, as
if unaccustomed to be quiet.
"Where is your mother, tnyboy ?"
"And you taking your comfort before
the fire r'Jio asked, in a surprised tone.
I explained to him that I was obliged
to come in on account of my feel, and
then, for the first time, he seemed to not
ice that they were naked,
"Have you no shoes ?"
The man raised his head and gave a
sharp look around the room, his eyes
wandering over the shelve, as if missing
omcihing. Thinks to mystl ,he's hungry.
"Have you anything to read here?''
was the next quest ion.
"There's part ot a testament on the
"There's some alinancs somewhere, but
pretty much gone."
" Anything else ? Book, for inst
"Or newspapers ?"
Now that 1 had actually never seen or
heard of a newspaper in my life, bo I said
sheepishly, "Guess not."
The man gave me a tdtarp glance from
his keen black eye. "You guess not ?
Don't you know ? My lad, if you are to
guessing through this world you will
have a bad time ot it."
"I don't know what a newspaper is,"
The man looked at me with a expres
sion of pity that I could not understand.
Then he rutnaged in his overcoat pocket
and produced one, which he handed to
me with the remark, "The next best
thing to the bible is a newspaper."
I was ou my feet in an instant.. I
spread the sheet on the bed and never
shall I forget the delight wiih w hich I
examined it. I could not read a word
did not know- my letters even; but there
came, without looking nt that paper,
such a longing to read it, that I absolute
ly plunged both knuckles into my eyes
aiid uttered such a lubberly howl as
brought the stranger to my side.
'Whai'B tho matter ?" he Baid.
"I can't read," said I.
"Don't you know your letters
"Bring the paper to the fire, and let
me fee what we can do."
Then he took a pin from the inside of
the lappel of l is coat, and bade my pay
"I am one of nature's sehoolnnsUTH,"
said he, "and can leach you your letters
in a hour."
By this time I was wide-awake, you
tn.iv be sure.
"Do you see that letter? It is A. Now
sir, do you take that paper and prick a
dot over all the A's, you see."
I did it. Iu this way he taught me all
the vowels aud consonants.
When my parents came in from the
field, I bad pricked the whole alphabet,
in my memory iu such a way never to be
forgotten. During tho evening the man
conversed very freely with my father in
regard to Ins Fpiritual aim woruiy con
dition. My parents readily confessed
their need et religion, but as lo education
in v father said his parents were not edu
cated, and they got through the world.
"But, said the stranger, "it they Had
been educated, do you think that I would
have found you iu this log hut, digging
potatoes after the snow had fallen, and
thai, too, aided by your wife ? No, sir ;
you would have marie a steam engine
out of your head first."
The stranger was an itenerant minister.
We had prayer that night, and it was
the first time in my life I had heard a
prayer, the man's fervor impressed me
very sensibly, as you may suppose.
As we were closely pressed for quar
ters the stranger had lo share my straw
bunk, and he did not neglect the addi
tional opportunity lo urge me to make
a man of myself.
"If you will learn to read," ho said,
"and you can, now that you know your
letters, I will send you a paper every
This generosity won .my beart The
next morning he obtained my father's
permission for me to go to ihe postotfice
every Saturday iu consideration ot my
general good conduct during the week.
As the postoftice was several miles dis
tant, and 1 should be obliged to go on
foot, it may seem strange tbat I regard
ed this permission as a very kind conde
scension on the part of my father; but,
indeed, I never was so grateful to him
for any act of his life.
I can never recall without a smile the
excitement attendant upon my postoffice
trip. If I did not run every step of the
way, il was because my breath did . Dot
hold out. I don't suppose there was a
dozen houses in the village where the
fiostofnce was located ; but I remember
iow impressed I wan by the bustle of
the little country hamlet. It couldn't be
supposed that I asked for that paper as I
would ask for anything elso. My very
heart slopped beating wheu the postmas
ter looked out, with a pen stuck behind
his ear, and asknd me what I wanted.
"Is there a paper here for me?" said L
"Who for ?' he asked.
"Forme." . .
"Tell him your name," said a pleasant
looking woman, who seemed to bo wait
ing for something, too.
My name ? I was not sure I had any.
I was always called Tim at home. So I
called out "Tim 1"
Well, you ought to have heard the
loungers about the place laugh, even tbe
nice lady joined it.
"Tell him your lather's name," said
"He's old Tim, and I'm little Tim,"
said I, feeling as if I must crv.
"It's Timothy somebody," said the la
dy. "Please look lor a Timothy, aud
perhaps you will find il."
Then she put her hand kindly on my
shoulder, anil patted il a In tie.
'Here's a Timothy Scraggin," said the
postmaster, holding up a paper, and
peeping into the wrapper.
Then I remembered of hearing a man
that got mad at f.tllier, call him "old
"That's it," said I and darted off like
When I got away from the village I
sat down on the ground and took a
look at my treasure. I hope I may bi
as happy again, but I am afraid I never
shall. After I had carefully examined
every part of the paper, I studied the
w r ipper. It was my name, for the post
imisier had read it Master Timothy
Sca,'gi:i! To think of my being ad
dressed as muster! and that, my name
w as written out iu full 1 Just then I
looked at my naked feel. "A boy that
lake a paoer," thought I, "ought to
Two weeks from that day, father sold
potatoes, ami bought me the first pair of
new slioes I ever wore.
The next day being Sunday, mother,
who knew about reading, helped me to
spell out the shortt st words, and every
night during the week I devoted all my
lime ill learning to read it. Belore '.he
winter was over I could read lolerablv
A year later the minister came to ns
again, anil I stood by his side aud rear)
some verses which he himself had written
for the piper. When I had finished I
saw the tears stealing down his grey
heart), and mo: her was leaning oti the
table with her face iu her apron.
"Hem !" vaid father, "I'll sell later,
and take a paper for mysell !"
And he iliil. Youth's Companion.
City of Women.
Mrs. Leonowens, in her lecture on
Siani, tells the following: "The central
pari ol tbe city of Bangkok, iu Siam, is
devoted exclusively to the residence of
coin.! nine thousand women, among
whom no - ni.m but the King may enter.
The inhabitants ot this inner city are the
thousand woman of the royal harem,
aud some eight thousand mure, who are
soldiers, artificers and slaves. This little
world is ruled by women as magistiates,
who administer ihe laws of the kingdom.
There is no nppeal from their decisions.
Prisoners are arrested by sheriffs of their
own Bex. If it is necessary to chain
them, it is done by blacksmiths of (heir
own sex. Il a disturbance arises, it is
suppressed by a force of five hundred
Amazons trained from iulanty to the use
of the bow and spear. Meanwhile the
slave women carry on a variety of man
ufactures, or go outside the walls lo lilt
the fields. The women of higher birth
are 'sealed' to the king; the women may
marry, but their husbards must dwell
outside the w'.tlls. The children, if boys,
are banished front I he city of women ul
six years old; only the girls remain. All
the Oriental distinctions ot rank are
scrupulously observed within this
strange realm, except that the magis
tral (8 are chosen tor personal character
Mrs. Leonowons speaks with great
reverence of the woman who was Chief
Justice wheu she lived iu Bangkok, and
tells some remarkable anecdotes ol the
courage with which the enforced justice
against offenders tar superior to uei sell
iu social rank.
A Wonderful Saw-Mill.
It's wouderliil how these men mansge
mailers, but sometimes they meet their
match, as a very notable gentleman did
here lately, llo has u inoiher living iu ti
town up the Hudson and like an excel
lent sou, he has made frequent trips to
iter resilience during the summer. .His
wife some time ago had a little difference
with her luoiher-in-law, aud has held no
intercourse with her for some lime, lint
.never interfering with her husband's til-,
ial feelings, she lias always listened inter
ested to the del ails of a certain business
transaction in w hich the mother has re
quired the aid aud counsel of her son
so often lately. It was all about a saw
mill and the selling thereof. Mr. W.
flew up repeatedly at sudden calls al
ways failhlully reporting the tedious
proceedings bei ween the man who want
ed to buy the saw-mill aud his mother,
when he came back. His wife very late
ly was "going through" the coat pockets
ot her htisbaud.as every loyalwil'e should,
wheu she found u scrap of scented paper,
the fragment ot a note, ou which was
written in feminine chirography, these
strange words: "Not go until the Oth,
wheu ot course vott'll have to see aboul
the saw-mill and" then we need not "
The handwriting on the wall had appear
ed. Mrs. W. needed no help to unriddle
that harrowing tale. Most wives would
have exploded on the arrival ot ihe per
fidious man. Bui in, she took counsel
ot herself, and paliently waited for the
Baw-mill to turn up. In the meantime
she got further proof in a letter she
found from the mother up the Hudson,
who mildly reproved the son for his neg
lect, and hoped Alice his wife didn't
prevent his coining to see insolil mother.
The ninth eventuated on a Monday.
Sunday the husband carelessly said
"Butler was down to see me Satuiday.
The transfer of mother's saw-mill is to
be made to-morrow ; more than likely I
shall have to go lip there. It I do, I'll
net seats and send Allen up to take you
lo Rio Carrolte." 18 there an imagina
tion able lo conjure up the tumultuous
condition ot the wile's mind as the
words "mother's saw-mill" were uttered
Wonderful woman ! she contained her
self in calmness. Monday, after au elab
orate shaving and shirting, paterfamilias
kissed the baby and his wife, and with
another allusion to the 'cursed saw-mill,'
went down town. Mrs. W. went out
and interviewed an Irish coupe driver,
who holds out ou Twenty-second street,
I a sloue throw fryiu Mr, YV.'p residence.
Wrapped in a waterproof, the wifepent
hour alter hour iu front ot her husband's
btisiues place, the curiaius close drawn.
At iioi.n a red-capped messenger filtered
the place, noil came forth and waited n
steps till Mr. W. came out and handed
liim a note. Then, equipped in his new
fall cont, the worthy W. went forth, fol
lowed closclv by the coupe. Down to
Peck slip he w ent, on board the Hart ford
steamboat he stepped. John got off the
box and went i't, returning with word
Unit "Mr. W. wa.i getting a state-room
key given him."
This was about t wo 'clock, and the
boat left at (our. Mr. W. Went home,
made some domestic arrangement for her
intended absence over niiiht ; found a
njle lrom her husband "Jusl as he
thought; the caw-mill was at il again;
shouldn't be back till Tuesday iiL'ht,
perhaps Wednesday forenoon.'' Mrs.
W. drove back to Peck slip, got on
board the Hail fur J boat and waited fur-
fier development. As the last bell was
ringing, up drove a carriage and out
jumped Mr. W., and "Oh, shame ! oh,
s rrow I oli, Ual mankind! out jumped
a young ami pretty girl of eighteen or
twenty. Both rpeedily went on the
boat, and in a minute more the wire, the
husband end the party of the third part,
were gliding by Black well1 Island. If a
realizing knowledge of his coming fate
could have burst on Mr. W. how gladly
lie wouiil have exchanged his lall over
coat for one of the striped jackets wheel
ing stone along the inland wall ; and pnl
in a iinny day sentence lo escape what
this month ot September brought him.
Mrs. W.'s state-room door commanded
the head of the si air. Fioni its partly
opened ponal she watched. The gong
sounded. Promplly to the call of hish
sallied out the recreant W. and the
guileless maiden. To the suppe r-lnhle
i hey repaired and thither also went Mrs.
V., bidding the waiter at the door teat
her opposite lint lady and gentleman.
She sailed up in front of the loving
couple. The gentleman was at that mo
ment assiduously attending to the wants
of his companion, and Mr. W. had fair
ly brought herself to an anchor opposite,
when ho raised his eyes. There have
been moments iu which men's hairs have
suddenly li'ted, when ihe horror of some
awful situation has struck them dumb.
This was the kind of moment that over
look Mr. W. His hair is retl ; it flared
up like the burning ot Moscow. Not a
word he uttered, but he rose as one with
a sudden pain. The lady opposite did
the same, ami amid the wondering
glances and grins of the boat hanif, the
husband follow ed the wife to the saloon
above. But oh. Lord ! what repentant
rooster he was ! Not an inch ot back
talk iu him ; fie made r.o sort of a fight
he went down on the marrow hone of
his soul. He retiretl to his wile's state
room, while his wife had a dialogue with
i he party tit the third part; and very
lively the female passengers of that boat
made it for her, gathering around and
expressing their opinion in a way more
free than pleasant. The first lauding
made by I be boat was one of the hundrtd
aud one Haddauis that thickly stud the
banks of the Connecticut. It was ull
hours iu the morning, but the husband,
perfectly satisfied that some one Had
il.itn, got off w ith the w ife w ho had liim.
aud lrom Haddam the truly repentant
came back to JSew lork the next day.
The King of the Cannibal Islands.
A Hawaii letter to tho N. Y. Observer
That is the king driving that span ot
high-st'-pping horse, iu a American
buggy, unattended, down Richards
Slieet. He is a bulky gentleman, five
feel ten inches high, some 300 pounds'
weight, 41 years old, wealthy, unmar
ried, intelligent, is said to have a mind of
his own, understanding himself and his
people thoroughly. lie is the tilth in
the line of the Kamehauieha dynasty,
grandson of the great Kamehauieha; who
was born in 1736, and died in 1819 ; who
was chief of Hawaii when Cook and Van
couver visited these islands in the last
century ; celebrated as a statesman and
warrior. His son, known as Kauiehaine
hall, succeeded him, and abolished idol
atry throughout the islands, before the
American missionaries arrived iu 1820.
This great event was not owing to a any
Christian principles of his, but lo his love
of dissipai ion ; since freedom from the
power ot the priests gave him opportun
ity to enjoy l'n fish and wives w ithout
the restraint of superstitious customs.
The native people of the Sandwich Is
lands, as a race, are dying out. Iu 1823,
the population of all the islands was es
timated by the missionaries al 142,000.
In 1832, a census was taken, aud the
number lound lobe 130,030; in 1830, 108,
S00 ; iu 1850, 82,400 ; in 1853, 73,100 ; iu
I860, 60,700; in 1800, there were but 63,
000. This is a decrease of more than
one-half of the population in 40 year.
This wasting away has continued, not
only with this people, but with similar
races in all parts ot Polynesia. The pro
cess of decay goes ou iu spite of improv
ed social habits, belter food, clothing
aud shelter ; and, iu spite ot the notori
ously cheerful, healthy and vigorous ap
pearance of the islands. The majority
of marriages are not prolific, even when
the mariied are iu comfortable circum
stances and of moral aud industrious
habits ; and, when there are births, they
are often felt lo be a calmily. Villages
containing many families have not
child born iu them. Settlements are
vanishing, collages are vacated and de
stroyed, aud you may ride for miles in
the country without seeing a new vil
lage, or hearing the voices of children, or
meeting a human being. There are now
about 2500 Anglo-Saxons living on these
islands, and nearly 1500 iudustnous, pain
staking Chinamen. It is thought that,
before many years have gone bv, Chiua
men will be the cultivators of ail the ex
uberant soil of Polynesia, aided by the
capital and enterprise of white men.
Tbe best definition of scandal ever
given, according to Arthur Helps, was
lht of a little girl who described il thus:
"Nobody does nothing, and everybody
goesou telling it everywhere."
A typo, whose nose shone llkrs U'scon from
the copious libation of sllmulMUt. having been
ked why his craft were dissipated, made the
following poetical reply t
When other shunned the mtirky sky,
Where (l.isli on flash was brightening,
Great Franklin went to fly his kite
And bottle up the lightning.
And lnce hi lime, w hen rsre oppress,
And the hard lime am tiirbteiiing,
Thf Printer seek to drown hi woe.
Iu draughts or "bold ;d lightning."
When badly tntefd hi wnnn heart
A place for grief to rankle in
He Inke I Iltrhlnintr." Hie his kite,
And think himself a Franklin.
A St otiKsTivK Simii.k. In hi lecture
delivered at Philadelphia on Thurday
night, (ieorge William Curtis met the as
sertion that the reduction of the debt,
etc., during the administration of General
Grant, was not due to him, but to tho
industry of the nation by this simile. On
the first night of the Wilderness fight,
aid the speaker, the enemy was gradu
ally working nearer and nearer to our
lines ; aids of General Grant came ex
citedly inlo his heailqnarers with reports
that the enemy were approaching. Gen.
Grant quietly listened, aud after a while
gave orders lor the arrangement of his
army. The order caused great surprise
among the officer, w ho aid, "Why,
General, yon are cutting tiff the lino of
your retreat !" General Grant respond
ed, "This army has done retreating."
The result, said Mr. Curtis, you know.
Now General Grant was not then the
army any more than he is now the coun
try, but the same thing he did then as
General, he ha done since as President.
A he inspired the army with confidence
in i self, so he has given the country con
fi lei.ee in itself, and he has set every
wheel und hammer and plow iu motion
that bestows upon us prosperity.
Do LrnxK Thixgs Well. Let ire
baik j ou, my friend, for teaching tno
the necessity of doing little things well ;
taking as much pain with them as with
those we call great thing. This lesson
I .have been all my lite in need of learn
ing, and I don't know, even now, that
I have learned it ; but I think I am ma
king approaches to il. Little thing (or
those I have called such) are becoming
much more important iu my eye. 1 see
how the xehule fails, if the parts are im
perfectly done. This is the great beauty
and glory of Nature's works. Each
separate little part is finished so perfect
ly, and put iu just the place to make
the grand whole harmonious. I was
thinking of this, a few days ago, as I
stood on a high hill looking across the
lake. The ins and ouls, the curves and
graceful Hue, the hills .and valley,
which combine to make up this beautiful
spot, how God must have had one
great plan for his whole world, and then
little plan all through it, to make these
pleasant places for men and cattle, little
birds, aud every living thing.
"I've Got Mad". The Detroit Fret
Press relates an incident which occurred
on the return of au excursion parly from
that cilv. Soon alter the boat left Tole
do, the steward w as approached by an
excited individual, who asked him if he
was the capiain. The steward replied
in the negative, at the same lime giving
his rank. "Have you I hp power to put
a man out of thu cabin ?" inquired the
sir inger. "Well, yes, if he's disorderly,
I have." "Well, sir, look in here and
see them, will you?" said the stranger,
leading said official round to the door.
The steward looked upon the molely
group and replied that he saw nothing
out ol tho way. "You don't, eh ? Don't
you see a man in there embracing a wo
man ?" "Well, yes ; but what of that ?
Hasn't a fellow a right to embrace his
w ife ?" "That's what I want you to run
him out for," replied the stranger, dan
cing around ; "that's my wife, and I've
stood it so long that I've got mad !
An eastern paper heard a man describ
ing one of the peculiarities of a friend
the other day, iu terms substantially as
follow : "Siiore ! oh no, guess not no
name for il ! Wheu you wake up iu the
morning aud find that the house you
lodge iu has moved half a mile during
the night by respiratory vehemence of a
fellow lodner. vou mav tret some ideant
the fellow's performance. His landlady
gets Her bouse moved back by turning
his bed round ; but the neighbors are
beginning to raise objections, aud an an
chor has been sent for. I'll bet the house
or the anchor w ill give way, though, the
first time he turns tin the steam. And
you ought to hear him grit his teeth ! It
sounds like a bone mill crushing the back
bone of au elephant. Bui he has such a
pleasant way of hoping you rested well
when he meets you at breakfast that you
can't bear malice against him."
"It Will Never Do.', "Oh how I
hate this expression 1" said poor Ilaydeii
in bis famous lecture. "When Welling
ton, said he, "would break the charm of
Napoleon's invincibility, what was the
reply ? It will never do When Col
umbus asserted there was another hemi
sphere, what was the reply ? It will
never do I When Galileo offered to
prove that tho earth went round the sun,
the Holy Inquisition said, It will never
do I It tciU never do has always been
the favorite watch-cry of those, in all
ages and countries, who ever look on all
schemes tor the advancement of man
kind as indirect reflections ou tbe nar
rowness of their petty comprehensions."
Central Park in New York bids fair
to become the finest repository of stat
uesque art in the world. In fancy
sketches, Ward's "Indian Hunter" is
perhaps the most admired, while "The
Eat In aud her Young," "The Lioness
and her Cuba" aud "Auld Lang Syne,"
are very fine. Busts ot Humboli aud
Schiller, both by foreign master, are
charmingly situated. The ktatue of Prof.
Morse invites remembrance of that great
man who has but lately left us, while
the new Shakespeare inonunieul oue ot
the finest in the world bids us do rev
erenoe to him who was not only the fin
poet of his age, but the first philosopher
for all Uu.