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VOLUME XXIV-NO. C
Indopcndonfc in all things.
32 in Advance'.
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ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 12Q5;;:
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION:
Two Dollars per innnm pald.trlcUy In advance.
Clergyman will be applied with the paper fur ft
Twelve lines orless of Nonpareil make sqnare.
TwuMnirefllmffli.l S Oft
Onesiiiare;S wke.. 1 M)
Onesn,nare 8 mo... 00
9iinsquare mos.. SID)
Onesqnare 1 year.. 8 00
TwosquarreS mos. 8 no
'Foursquare. 1 year IS (10
Twosqtiaresi year, 19 no
Business Card, not ovor ".valines per year, .S 00
Obituary Notice. not of general Intercut half raloa.
Local Notlcce Ton Cents a Una for each Insertion.
nairootnmn 1 year, m no
r every description attended to oa call, and done In t
most tat'fnl manner.
JAMK) 11, CLARRf Dealer In Pine Timber and
Bltumenous Coal, cornorCentre and Railroad Streets,
A.htahnla, Lumber In ear lota, at Cleveland price..
Coal furnished by car or ton. Ia prepared to .hip
Lumber by the A. Y. A P Iload. l04y
TIMtH le CAKMLR, Dealers In Fancy and
Staple Dry Good., Family Orocerlc. and ('rockery,
fioutb Store, Clarendon Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1UM.
E. II. OILKKV, Denier In Dry (looda, Groceries,
Crockery and Ulaaa-Ware, next door north of Fisk
11 oil no. Main street. A.htahnla, Ojliio. 1048.
3. HI. FAULKNKR Sc RON, Dealer. In Oro
cerles. Provision.. Fluur. Feed, Foreign and Domes
4,16 Fruit., Bait, Fish, PlaMer. Water-Llnie, Seede,
Ac, Wain street. Ashtabula. Ohio.
V. RKDIIKAD, Dealer In F'.nnr, I'o-k, Ham.,
Lard, and all kind, of Fish. Also, .11 kind, of Fami
ly Groceries, Fruita mud Confectionery. Ale and Do
mestic wines. 1044.
J . P. ROBERTSON Ac SO. Dealers in every
description of Hoots, Shoes. Hats and Caps, Also,
on hand a Mock of choice Fauiilv Groceries. Main
street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, Ohio. SW.
D. IlkaKKLLl Corner Sprinjrend Main ata.,
A.htahnla, Ohio, Dealers In Dry-Ooods, Groceries,
Crockery. &c, Ac. 101)3.
8. B. WKLL, Main Street, Ashtbula, O., Grocer,
Produce and Commission Merchant for the purchase
and sale of Western Reserve Butter. Chorse and
Driod Fruits; also dealer In choice Groceries and
Provision, Flour, preserved Meat, and Fruits, both
foreign and domestic ; Halt, Seeds, aud Groceries of
every description. 1204 .
II. I.. nOKIIISOV, Dealer In Dry-Goods. Gro
ceries. Boole and Shoefeg , flats,' Oaps, 'Hardware,
Crockery. Books, Partus. Oils Ac.; Ashtabula O. 800,
New Homo. Citrrtaifuf, Kho Ac. Hordes kept 4jf
tho day or week. Oionltjils to and from U tra ((,-.
j nrnpriemr ui ijivury otnirio
HUDie oppotme Mek iioQse, Asiitauuia, u. liua
HENRY P. t7RICRF.R,n. D residence nn
Church Street, North bf'the Suiuli Park. OBlce In
SmlUi's New Block, oppa.lta the Fisk House. 1IW
DR. R. L. KINK, Physician and Surgeon, office
over Hendry A King's store, residence near St.Pcter's
Church, Ashtabula.. O 1013
BIf.f niOOKB, Homieopathlc Physicians' and
Burgeons. Office same as formerly. No. 1 Main Street,
Ashtabula, Ohio. Office hours from 1 to A A. M.: 1 to
9 r. M., aud eveulne. May be found at the ofllce at
ingnt. ' n7
DR. KAIrlBS, wonld Inform his friend., and the
public genurelly that he may hefonnd at his rcidence
oc rarx mrfet Teaay to- auena to ail professional
-tails. Office houu, from IS to i V. M. AshUbula O.
TIIOITIPKQN HOUSE. Jc rson, Ohio.
S:AV. it A ;i:;tl.i ;M. j. footk, Prop,
Good Livery In eonnectlon with the Ilonse.
J. 0. THOMPSON, Prop.
Free Busa to and from the cars. 1904
PISK HOUSE. Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field. Pronrl-
tar. An Omnibus rannuig loaud from every train of
crM M1.9, m gaoii iiwrj-f otaie Kept in connection
''with till, bouew, to convey passengers to any
ASHTABULA HO USE-A- J. Smith, Piunrhv
tor Mala St. Ashtabula. Ohlu. Lalve Public Hall
Rood Livery, aud Omnibus to aud from thedepoL 1048
JOHN DUCHO, Manufaclnrer of, and Dealer in
Furnitareof the bet description, and every variety.
Also General Undertaker, and Marftifacturer of Conine
to order. Main atreet. North ot South Public Sonars.
. 1 . j,i.
i. S. REACH, Manufacturer and Dealer ia First
uRHimiin. ai.o, ueuerai unaertaxer. 113.1
P. E. II ALL, Dentist, Ashtabula. O. Office
Center street, betweeu Main and Park. 1048
SttVW visits Conneaut, Wednesday aud Thursday
1 1 xv. m hi.iam . ri.nti., 1 1 - t
..-u - . : ; - iiib
W. T. WALLACE, D. D. S. Klngsvllle.O.ls pre
pared to attend to all operations In bis profession.
lie makes a speciality of "Oral Surgery" and saving
miw u.iurui ieuiii. Utin
FRED, W. BLAKESLEE. Photographer an
dealer In Pictures, ugravinga, Chrouios, Ac. having
large.sa!ppli vf.ltonldiags of various oViscriptioiis,
- jjr oared to frsmsaiiv Hung lu the nictuie line,
short notice and in the best style. Second floor of the
Hall atorte. snd door South of Bank Matin street. 10U4
tr.n. WILLIAI140N, Saddler and Harness
Ohio, has 011 hand, and make to order, in the best
naaHer, everything in hi. line. loiifi
Maker, onooaite Fisk Block. Mala .treet. Aslitabula.
?. O. FORD, Maaulacturer as 4 Dealer ia Saddles,
JUraes.. BridJia. C4lhtra. Trunks, Wnipa, Ac- onpo
m aite Fisk Honse'AaliUhnla, Ohio. 1015
GEO. W. DICKUVaOBf,. Jeweler. Repairing
all kind, or watnees, utoeus ana Jewelry, store
Ashtabula Honse Block, Ashtabula, Ohio,
JTAltlES K. STEBBINS, Dealer In Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry, Stl vw aud Plated Ware, Ac. lte-
palriaf or all kiuds dona well, aad all orders prompt
ly etteuded to. Main Street. Ashtabula O. 1006
M. 8, ABm, Dealer in Clocks, Watches, Jewel
'-rjT-eac. N Kngraving, ' Mending knd Repairing done
oraer. Dnop on mam street, wouueaul, Ulilo.
vi. .i ... MANUFACTURER&
..- ! ... .. i-
STRKETEU, (ilDDINUS & CO., Jobbers and
Builders, also manufacturers of Doors. Sash, B'tnds,
Sldlntf. Flooring, aud Builders' Material, geuerallv.
Kspecial attention siven to Glased Wlnduwa, Scroll
pawing, jaouiniBg. c. . . i.r.. , , . , . , - , , -O,
A'si'llKHTKH I A. 0. CilDDlNGS.
n, CI. CULLEY, ManuAirtarer of Lath, Siding,
I imildlinra, Cheese Bmes, Ac. Planing, Matohiug,
. and Scrowl Sawing done on the shortest notice.
Ai'Bhen on Main street, opposite the TJpiwr Park. Ash-
Ubula, Ohio. ' ;
FRK1CH A WEIBLEN M nufuctcrers Dealers
n ail kinds of Leather in demand in this market
voeite rnoBoix rounaery, Asutaouw. "bo
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
SUKHnlM. HALL. A- HIIKHIVIAN. Atton-
neys andCotlMMlnrs st L aw ' Aslitaiiula, Ghlo,
nraallce In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga,
LAAX a), HuaS4
KDtV4HD If. PITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, notary fuoiio, a.iiiiiui.,uiiiu. 011111
tentlou given to the Settlement or Kstatee.and to
veyauciiig aud Colleotlug. Also to all maHeraarlsIng
under the Bankrupt Law, '. ; ' 1 . .104
. ,. , i 1 1 ... 1 j
I. O. FISHER, Ju.tloe of the Peace and Agent
-u.. u..-.r A A l.ll. Ul.a l,,..iii,a lliiniib.
nies. Office la the atare ofrUrby A Wetherwax,
. Mala Slree,,- Oupif- lh isk Uouss, AshUbul,,
HBNHV FA8SETT, A
mi Home Insurance
finny, ikfrNew Idrk (i.;apiwi, ta.issi.iuoi, aim 01 v.iur,uf
,ciik Life Insurance Coinpauv, of Hartford, Ct-
$8,(Km,0u0), and of Charter
attends to writing, 01 ueeas,
s. a, rnnv. Aitomev and Counsellor at Law
Notary "Public, also Heal Estate Agent, Main
O ver Mon(son A 'i'lffcnpr's store, Ashtabula, O.
MlgLKS HSOTH,. At"Tr Vfi IP?, J11"
Llf, aASlIUlMllr V1U1I,
lUKTHIian AX. dealers Ih Stoves.
I'.ln.W.ra. Hollow-Ware. Shelf Hardware,
Ware, L,anps and I.ainp-Trlininlngs, Petroleum,
Quoii.Ua the llk House. AshUbula.
Also, a full
stutkj efj'aluis, oils,
.OKOROR C. HUBHARD, Dealer in Hardware,
Jrun, nleel and Nails, Blovea, Tin rule, rneet
Conner .nd Zlue. .nd niannfaotu rer of I'in
HIIIITH NRWnKllllir, Dnnrirl.t and Apnthc
, caiy, and general dealer In J)riii(., Medlrlne., V Inea
anil Miinors for meilleal prp. Fancy aiid Toilet
GikwIb, Malno street, eoriieroMieiitre. Ashtabula.
( IUHI,M K, NWIVT. Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer
InDruirs and Medicine., Groc-rl. .. Perfumery and
Faney Artirle., .nperlor Tea.. Coffee, Hplrea, Fla
orlnir Kxtract., Patent Medicine, of every descrip.
II. in Paint., live., Varulshm, Brushes, Fancy Hop,
Hair Re.tor.tlve., Hair (ills, Ac, all of which will
he wild at the lowest price.,
with suitable care.
(jltllROK WILL1RD, Dealer In Dry-Goods,
Groceries. Hat. Caps, Hoot, Shoe., Crockery, Ola.
Ware. Also, wholesale and retail dealer In Hard
ware. Hnilrilery, Nall. Iron,Hteel, Drm;, Medicines,
Paints, Oils, DyestiiA, Ac, Main st. A-hlaliuta. loos.
KYITIOrR, KPKIIIIT cV TO.. Msnnntc
tnrer.Stove., Plows and Colnrrns, Window Caos and
Hllla, Mill Castlni;., Kettles, Hlnka, tlelfh Bhwi.. Ac,
PhiDnlz Foundry, Ashtabula. Ohio. 10H1
AtHTAHlILA NATIONAL HANK, Ashta-
liu'a, Ohio. n. Fawktt. Pnw't. J. Sm. Blttii,
Cashier. Anlhnrlxed Capital, $ii00.(Ki0. Cash C1111IU1I
paid In $100,00". H. Fassktt, 4. B. Ciio.hy, C. K.
Ilnreavjl. 1. N ttl.ton, B. Nki.lis. W. IIi mhihkt,
K. o. Waiinan, Cuaulu Walkiu, P. F. Uuoii, Dlr
THK ARIITARITLA LOAN ASSOCIATION
CAPITAL 100.(J0 Otllco Main Htreet, next door
aouthof Fink House does
Grnbrai, Bankino BtTsiNrsa.
Buvs and sells Foreign and Eastern Kichange, Gold
Silver, and all kinds of U, S. Securities.
Colloctlons promptly attended to and remitted for on
day of payment, at current rate, of exchange.
Interest allowed on time deposita.
F. Sllllman, Geo. C. Hubbard, Lorenzo Tyler,
J.B. Bhepsid, J. W. Hankell, II. L. Morrison,
S. II. Farrlngtoi). 1171
F. SILLIM AN, Prut. A. A. SOCTIIWICK. Cothttr.
EDWiRDfl, l 1 rr OR Deal era In Clothing, Hats
Caps, and Gents" Furnishing Goods, Ashtahllla. O. S4
WAITK HILL, Wholesale and Ketal
Dealers ill Rady Made Clothing, Fumlsliiii Goods
Hat. Caps, Ac Ashtabula !I0
EINIAR HALL, Fire and Life In.nrance and Real
Estate Acent. Also, Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Office over Buerman and Hall's Law Oluce, Ashtabu
la, Ohio. U4
UIIANI) RIVKR INSTITUTE, nt AnsllnlmrR,
Ashtahllla Co., Ohio. J. Tiickcrmnn, A. M., l'rinci-
Sprlnir Term begli
is Tuesday March iiOth. Send
J. K. WATROITS, Painter, Glazier, and Paper
Hunger. All work done with neatness and dcatch.
READY marie Cassimere Suits, all
grades, at the Clothing House of 1180
VVAllii OS &IL1L1.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after January Sth, 1H78, Passtngor Trains
wm run a louuws ;
I No. T.jNo.l.lDlst.l
I No. S No. 8
THAU r H A M
3 85 1 00 0 0 Oil City East On 8 M
.S 43 1 05 0 0 a Junction 4fi 8 45
9 55 7 10 1 1 a Oil City West i 40 8 m
S 08 1 20 4 7 X Keuo 80 8 23
3 1 7 28 7 8 Run i W 8
5 45 7 84 9 8 a Franklin S IK 8 17
3 43 7 5x 15 8 Suninill 2 01 8 11
IH 7 6H 18 Ix Polk i 1 54 7 f.8
4 04 8 00 8 a Ruynitllon... ........ UI 7 45
4 !I4 8 ( 88 6 Naples 1 SO 7 83
4 87 8 81 2D 8 z Btoneboro 1 ) 7 lit
x4 81 x8 80 1)1 8 Branch xl 1H x7 15
4 44 8 47 85 6 Clark ! 07 7 10
4 61 8 60 08 8 hadley Yl S'.i 7 00
3 10 0 II 44 8 Salem lx 4ft tl 6a
6 16 AID 40 1 A G W Crossing 13 88 6 88
6 80 9 81 61 1 a Jamcstnw Noon. 8 84
8 8H 64 8 Turuertville 11 61 6 20
1 W 47 67 9 Simon's Comera 11 41
' 10 0) KilHaAndover 1184
!() IS m Harbor's Loon 11 1
!() 8H W 4 Dorset 11 00
10 40 70 4 a Jefferson 10 40
10 68 SS 4 Plymouth 10 13
11 10 87 8 Ashtabula 10 (III
8 80 141 7 Cleveland 7 43
r M A M
Trains ston onlv on Blcnal. xTralns do not 8too.
aTclcgraph Stations. Cleveland Time.
a in andarr ve. at 7:45 i)
tho jencrson Accommoaauon waveaweuerson atrcuu
The Way Freight trains stop at Jefferson In colng
West, at ;! P. M and going Kastat 7;50 A, M. Those
trains carry passengers.
Passenger tare at the rate of I cents per mile; to way
stations, couuiea m evii nan uimes.
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Jan. 20th, 1872.
13ULLMAN'S best Drawing-room and
. Sleenlnir Coaches, combining all modern Im
provements, ure run through 011 all trains from Bufl'alo,
BuseU6iou Bridge, Niagara Falls, Clevelaud aud Cin
cinnati to New York, making direct connection wiih
all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, ami also
with Sound Sieamers and railwuy Hues fr Boston aud
uther New Englaud cities.
No.. No. 13. No. 8.
STATIONS. Day Lljrliin'g Clucin.
Express. Kxprcss Express.
Dunkirk L'vc. " 50 a i 12 5Sr.M 7.
Salamanca " 6 10 " I 8 00 "
Clifton. w " 7 00 " "ISO " "Ths "
Snap, Bridge 7 03 1 40 " In 05 "
Niagara Fails " 7 10 " 1 45 " 10 U "
BuHalo. " 7 45 " "aw " if f"'
Attica " 8 65 ' 8 48 " 18 58 A M
Portage ' 0 51 " 4 48 " 9 08 "
IloruellBVllle " 10 60 " . 03 8 15 "
Addison " 11 43 " 7 00 " 4 15 "
Rochester " "8 0(1 ' 4 (16 "
Awn..., " 8 88 " 4 8i "
Path " 11 01 " ' J85J1 uil
Corning : " "l087 " "4 87 "
Rliaira Arr. l'J 88 7 68 " 6 08 "
Waverly " 1 IH " ' 8 40 " 5 68
Philadelphia 7.Z " 10 80 " ..j. SSoVa
Owego ,,. ' 1 48 9 80 " "0 88aTm
Binglutraton .......... 180" 1006 ." 718 '
Great Bend . 801" 7 45 '
Susijuehau'a . ' i " 10 50 ' 8 00 "
Deposit " 4 05 " 1184 " 8 60 "
Hancock , " 4 88 " 1 03 A.M. 9 80 "
lA.kaw'xcn M J18 11J0 "
lluuewlale " 7 87 " . . . "1 17 r.u
PortJervIs " U 65 "t50 11 56 ajs
Middletown " 8 6S 19 48 r.u
Turners ' 8 18 " Ij89
Newhui-g " 9 55
Patterean " 0 11 " 5' 60 ' 8 85
Newark I" 7 00 " Bl
Jersey City, " 9 48 " """ 8 10
NewVork... " 65 " J 00 ISO J;
BosUiu .. ... " 1 4 50P.il. 660A.M
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Jan. 20th, 1872. Arrangements of Drawing-Room and
No. . Sleenlnir Coaches from Cleveland to Hornells
vllle, and Druwing-Koora Coaches from suspen
sion image, xuagure jf all auu iiunaio to nt
No. la. -Slcenlnff Coachea from Cincinnati, fiusnension
nnugo, Niagara raua.uunaio ana iiorneiisvnie to
NlwVnrk: ulna from Horueli.vllle to Albany.
Ha a w : L .. . , .1. .. I ...u..l. J Hu,n.lnn
annuo, niagdrn Fans and Dunaiotonusqneiianiia
and Drawing Room Coaches from Susquehanna
Ask for tickets Via Erie Railway.
For 81 at all nrincinla Ticket OlMcca.
Jxo. i. adbott, Uen. fat. Agent,
wUNARD LINE OF BRITISH AND
U. S. MAIL STEAMERS
Sail from Liverpool via Queenstown avery Tuesday
.1.., , ... , i. .... j ,
rnuri ftew xonr every wednertay aad Saturday,
n.ju.tuni. v.uiu t.amei BliKJ.
(too and 80
UIU , LU WEI.)!.,
ffaiuruays t;auio a1' m
In gold. Steerage i0 enrrerey
Lfverpoiil, Oueenstown, Ulas
1 New York, J.)4 currency.
Steerage passage rrora
rniw ind Loniliiinltirrv to New York. WM enrrenw
APUiy tov. u.rilftniRi,ii',,ni onmaway. in.
r H. FASBK'PT A BON, AshUbula, Ohio.
IIEAP Cassiinereg, Medium l'rioed
W Caasimarea. and Flue Casslmorea, . 1.
The Best American, English, French,
1 . aud uer in an Makes,
or the Fall and Winter trade are on our Counters await
tig Inspection. Believing the
- Best Clothes
to be the
lYA'; 'CHEAPEST,'' '.!' "i!'"i
we have parcliaaed and are w ill prepared to make gar-
menu, from the following nranna 01 uroancioui. auo
boesk 11a. Hllirer Brother.' Waeuer a Bockheeker,
aud Schu.blea ; also Devonshire kerseys and Kdredona
lu all the duairable ahades, as well as German Diagonal
auu BtraigU xaiuxi worsteus, ' our uue u , .' "
. .. ... . . . TRIMMINGS "
t try superior to coiretpoud to tho oodt enumerate
YAITJJ & SILL.
BY JOHN G. WHITTIER.
Tli river liemmod with leaning tree..
Wound llirougli Its nit-nrlows n en ;
A low.lilue line of mountain, allowed
The open piot-l Lclween.
One almrp, tall prak above llicin alt
Clear into sttnliif li t apning ;
I law Ibe river ol my drenniM,
1 lie motinlaing Unit 1 tang !
No duo of memory led me on,
But well Ilia ways I knew ;
A t'celinjf of funilliur tilings
Willi every loolslep grew.
Not otherwise above In eras;
Could lean the blnsled nine ;
Not olhtrwlse the maple hold
Aloft lis red ensign.
So up (belong and ilinrp loot hills
The mountain road should creep ;
Bo, green and low, the meadow Told
lla red-haired kin asleep.
The river wound as It should wind :
Their place the mountains took;
The while, torn fringes of their clouds
Wore no unwonted look.
Yet ne'er before that river's rim
Was pressed by foot of mine
Never beforo mine eyes had crossed
That broken mouiilnin line.
A presence, strange at once and known,
Walked with mens my guide;
The skirls of some forgotten lilo
Trailed noiseless at my side.
Wns it n dim remembered dream T
Oi glimpse through asons old?
The secret which the mountains kept,
The river never told.
But from the viMton, ere it passed,
A tender hope I drew,
-And, pleasant as a dawn of Spring,
The thought within me grew,
That love would temper every change,
And soften all surprise,
And, misty with the dreams of earth, '
The hills of heaven arise.
From the Overland Monthly.
AN INEXPLICABLE FANCY.
Frenchmen and Frenchwomen are
tragic, or nothing, unless they hnppen to
be comical. Nature iins endowed the
Gallic mind Willi an adroit adaptness
that seizes with equal lacilily upon the
terrible) or tho grotesque a revolution
or masquerade. ' This by way of preface,
and the story of "An Inexplicable Fau
cy " begins.
Henri Cardone was a youn? French
artist of distinguished promise. Ilis
neat little domicil and his pretty little
wife were situated in suburban Paris.
One early twilight in the month of Nov
ember of a certain year, as he entered
his home, his wife ran unto him, twined
her plump arms about bis neck, bestow
ed a lull-blown affection upon his respon
sive lips, and immediately exclaimed,
"Oh, dear Henri ! I have had such a sur
prise such an odd visitor this after
noon; a man with such an inexplicable
fancy that I have been wailing these
two hours for your arrival, and (bestow
ing a playful cut thereupon) your ears.
"And now the ears have arrived, Irene
my pet, I suppose your merry tongue
will rattle away as glibly as a newly
wound up musio box ; and once started,
I shall nut have an opportunity to put
in a word edgewise until you iiave run
down completely. But for this odd
man, with the ' inexplicable lancy.' He
could not have taken a fancy to you for
that would have been neither odd nor
nexplicable. Did he, utterly regardless
of the diviuo set ot his trousers, go
down upon his knees, and beseech of
you to ny with him to some intensely
rural retreat, there to subsist upon moon
shine and his adorable moustache 1 and
t was his inexplicable fancy that vou
should be accompanied by such little
articles ot available value as this poor
hovel might afford? Or was ho a wan
dering Gypsy lord, who predicted that
you were to be Queen . of all proud
France, instead of one humble French
heart? and did he, just as ho was about
to surround yonr august brow with the
imperial crown, suddenly suspend it. and
take an inexplicable fancy to have his
dirty palm first crossed with a crown of
"There, there t do cease voiir bndin-
age," said the pouting little woman,
stamping her small foot impatiently,
uYou will never become wise lieteuing
to your own wisdom."
"Nor weary listening to vours, my
charming sago," laughed the voluble
Henri, caressing her soft brown hair fond
ly. "Proceed; from thin on I am all
"Well, let all ears listen. At about
three o'clock this afternoon, as I was sit
ling intent upon taking the finest possi
ble stitches around the border ot your
finest cambric, there came a sharp rap on
the street door. I hastened, opened it,
and found myself face to face with a
man ot middle age, wno Doweu poiueiy
and inquired it he was on the Hue de
(Jhulons. On being informed that he
was, he thanked me very affably, aud
was turning to depart, when his glance
chanced to fall on this littlo oornelian
cross, which, then an now, was lying on
my bosom. lie stopped short, gazed
tixedlr at it as though it possessed some
terrible fascination, turned first deadly
Dale, tbeu livid purple, aud in a hoarse
whisper articulated, 'Madame, you will
pardon me ; it is r.o ordinary curiosity
that urotuDts the question, but might
venture to ask how that trinket ( point
ing a trembling finger at the cross) came
into your possession uviuur wua tur
"Well," queried Henri, in a low, inter
osted tone " what was uiy little wife's
"Your little wife told Llm. sir, that
was a present ' from her husband, and
that it Lad been in her possession about
four years. ; How or where vou came by
it, sue coum not inform bim."
"Then he departed satisfied."
"No, indeed. .Tbeu ua inquired your
name, age, anu. proiession."
"Did lie ? I do wot know whether
ought to feel complimented or insulted.
Did you tell him?" .-.v
"I hesitated and then told him."
, "I wish you bad not hesitated ami theu
grow out of his curiosity, lint it will
not matter. Then he departed."
"No; he stood absorbed in troubled
thought a few minutes, as though weigh
ing a deep problem, and then .aid be had
taken a very strong and eccentric fancy
for the trinket, aud asked if I would, for
a consideration, consent to part with
"What was your reply to that very
bnsiness-like proposition ?"
" I hat, being your gilt, I should much
dislike to let it go."
"Of course that must havo terminated
"Ot course, but it did not, t lion trh. It
becamo more pointed than ever."
"Well, well ! I am eiger to learn tho
denouement," said Henri. "If I am not
at fault in my surmises, something will
shortly grow out of this affair that will
interest a very wide circle. Give me the
exact parumilars. What followed ? "
"lie said he was wealthy and did not
value money ; and he had conceived so
strong a desire to possess the cross, that.
wild as the oiler might seem, he would
not demur at giving five hundred francs
"Five hundred, parhleu ! Tho man is
either a lunatic, or what I more strong
ly suspect him ot being.
"And what is it possible for you to
more suspect linn ol being?" asked
"A knave. In spite of the temptation
of five hundred fiancB, I see that you
still bear the cross. I would have
thought the sum sufficient to buy up all
I he crosses in Paris, aud all the women
bearing them. Row did you resist ? "
"If I did not know that your slur on
women aud their crosses was said more
in humor than in earnest, I would not
give you another word of information.
I told the man that the offer was very
templing, but that I could not possibly
accept it without first consulting you."
"I nat was a noble reply, my darling,
id llenii, drawing his wife close to his
side, bestowing on her an eloquent glance
anu seveaMl passiouate kisses. "Hereaf
ter 1 shall considur vou cheap at fifiv
thousand francs! What said old Crocus
to your priceless answer?"
"At first ho appeared much discomfit
ed. Afttr a little he said he was going
into the country to remain one week;
that he should return this way, and if I
in the meantime, gained your consent, or
concluded to part with the cross without
t, he would make good his oner. And
then he bade me a reluctant adieu, went
to a post chaise that was wailing in the
road, got in and drove off rapidly toward
"Finally we have tho finale of act
first," remarked Henri.
""ies," responded the musing Irene,
toying with the object of so much discus
sion, which was iu reality of but little
intrinsic value, and is in no way remark
able except from peculiarity of design.
It was ot a clear, blood-red cornelian, the
upright pillar being carved to represent
a descending arrow, and the cross
piece a very fiue wrought imitation ' of
"What attraction this bit of a thing
which, aside from peing your gift, I
look upon as worthless can possess to
render it so exceedingly precious to the
eyes of that man I. cannot conjecture,"
continued the puzzled Irene.
"1 think 1 can turmsii you with a clue
to the foundation of his extraordinary
nterest," remarked Henri, "What was
his general nppearance? that of a
coarse, ill-bred person i '
"Far from that. He was quite tall,
not over fleshy well dressed, and refined
in bearing and his language. His coun
tenance betokened much illness at some
early period of his life, or excessive dissi
"Should your cross-enamored mend
call again, and I much doubt if he ever
does," said Henri, "I am the pcrsoa with
whom he must deal."
"Why with you dear ?"
"Because the object he is so extremely
solicitous to possess has a mysterious his
tory known only to myself."
"And that mysterious history affords
a key to the solution of the seemingly
insaue offer of five hudred fra ncs ?"
"I apprehend bucIi to be the caso.
That cross was found on a spot where,
but a few days previous, a revolting
crime had been committed. If my sur
miseBrae correct, this strange visitor ot
yours was the author of that crime. If
bo, he and that little red cross are old ac
quaintances, and he would readily sacri
fice several times five hundred frances to
compass its possession. . Why ? Simply
because, so long as it remains in oilier
hands than his own, he is painfully cou
Hc.intis that it mav at anv moment rise
up in judgment before him,- and cost
him the more irrepaarble sacrifice of his
And vou have keot all this dark mys
tery from me," complaiued Ircue.
"1 have, but wilt no longer, l nave
refrained from making you acquainted
with the circumstances that are associa
ted with my finding of the trinket solely
from a fear that the knowledge might
cause you to conceive a morbid dislike
j .. Z . -i -- : 11 .,.... . ?.
10 11, auu as iv in rcniiy bjmchjt ivjt.
like to see you wear it. And now for
the mystery. Uo you rememoer tue
murder.six years ago, of a nobleman
the name of Comte de St. Annaude,
in the Rue de Germaine ?"
"Distinctly," replied Irene. "All Par
is was thrilled with horror, at tho mys
tery and barbarity of the deed. But
what association can this oross have
with that dreadful affair ?" '
"An intimate association. - That cross
was found by me on the identical spot
of the murder, aud but three days there
attar It vou closely examine the uuder
side, you will observe a small drilled
hole at each extremity. ,M From" these
holes'lamled to inter that it was woru
hv iha unknown assassin u the fatal
nirrht in: auesliou ; aud furthermore,
that it was wrenched from its fastenings
by the hand of the hapless Comte in
dying struggle. Naturally euougb,
fell to the ground, where I found it.. T
tlii rluv. iii suite of the superhuman ef
forts of a by uo means obtuse police, and
Ibe tucentivo 01 lauutou... reward yj- oi.
Dot told him. Something of moment ma
Armado's relatives, th murderer is un
discovered, and tho wholo affair remains
wrapped in impenetrable mystery. Af
ter all theso unrevenling years who shall
say that tho coming together of this man
and tho cross is not the working of a
retributive fate? Too well does .the
man of inexplicable fancy know that the
little toy he ao covets is aqusdalc, if it
falls into proper hands to work the cruci
fixion of a great scoundrel.
"Ugh !" shuddered Irene. "And I
have been wearing it all this time, and
admiring it, totally ignorant of the ter
rible thing its blood red color symbol
izes. I can wear it no longer. Here"
removing from her shrinking neck the
ehain by which it was suspended "I
can now view it with no interest but
that of horror ; and she threw it nerv
ously into her husband's lap.
"Why, you little fool 1" said Henri,
in a jocose tone, "are you a going to
faint ? Are you afraid ot it ? It is just
as harmless as it has bsen, and just as
"I do not fear it," replied Irene, shrink
ing from it, nevertheless, "I am not
that foolish. But I dislike if. Its inno
cent charm is lost lo mo forever."
After weighing the matter iu his mind
until the specified week had nearly elaps
ed, Henri, suddenly and sagely conclu
ded to acquaint the Prefect of police
with the story in all its bearings, real
suppository. That astute functionary
proved to bo an intelligent and patient
listener, and was only too glad to detail
too subordinates to further a scheme
that promised to result in the cap
ture of the criminal who had succeed
ed in eluding the pursuit of justice.
Early in the morning, a week subsequent
to that on which the supposed criminal
had called, Henri sunt Irene into the
city on a visit to some friends, with the
explicit understanding that she was not
to return until he cams for her. Fol
lowing close upon her departure, camo
the arrival of two gendarmes, who wore
forthwith secreted iu her but recently
vacated bedroom, thereafter to make
their re-entree in the presenco ot the ex
pected stranger, or not, as he might or
might not criminate himself in the inter
view with Henri.
All the preliminary arrangements be
ing made, our artist detective took his
station at the window, and behind clos
ed blinds became a silent and intense
watcher; He was a brave aud resolute
man; but nevertheless an occasional mis
giving flitted across his mind. The bus
iness before bin. was, of an extremely
hazzardous nature, fatal, fatal, to
whom ! Henri thought of this, then of
Irene, and then closed his eyes. Then
he thought of the gendarmes in tho next
room, set his jirw, and in a spirit ot grim
defiance, put all forbodings from him.
Morning noon, afternoon, aud evening
glided by, with no result. Henri yawn
ed with impatient discouragement. Ilis
allies took to tho bedroom-floor and
cards early iu tho forenoon. Hitherto
the excitement of the chase had been
strong nnough to sustain Henri's interest.
But now? Would the expected not
come, alter all ? A brief consultation
with the officers who adhered to the
opinion that he would come and was
much more likely to make his appear
ance within the next three hours than
at any previous time during the day es
pecially if he was a rogue, aud was not
lacking iu their usual ciimiir.g, braced
Henri somewhat. Lighting a lamp for
ihe quondam gamesters, and another for
himself, he encamped on the lounge.
Ha hail bat got comfortably settled,
however, before a resonant rap on the
street door brought him instantly to his
feet. Schooling himself to meet the
probable crisis with quiet deliberation,
he leisurely proceeded to the door aud
opened it. From Irene's graphic, de
scription he hud no difficulty in recogni
zing his visitor. The expected man of
the cross stood before him. His heait
gave a tremendious thump against his
breast; but his voiue was steady and
quiet, as he saluted tho stranger, with
"Good eveuintr sir."
"Good evening, sir," responded the
visitor, scrutiuizinrr Henri closely. ."Is
the madam at home?"
"Mv wife is the lady to whom vou re
fer. I oresume." said Henri. Sho is ab
sent on a visit. Can I serve you iu any
thinrr ? Will vou not step in, sir." lieu
ri threw the door wide open, that the
man minht see the room was vacaut
and hence minht imsiriue bim lo be
"Ah ! you are the husband of the la
lady," remarked the stranger, who after
peering in, walked iu.
" I have the honor. Pray be seated."
"I will, trespass upon your hospitality
but for a few moments ."
"No trespass, I assure you. Solitude
is not the bust of companions."
Without removing his hat, the etrang-
er took the proffered chair. "lean tarry
but a short time," he said, "rrouaoiy
your wife has informed you ot an oner
she received, a M eek ago, for a small fan
ciful cornelian cross that was in her pos
session ?" .
"Yes ; she did mention the matter to
me. and we both wondered at the
strange fancy of the man, and the exoes-
sive price he ortereu. '
"Well," replied the stranger, with a
forced laugh, "the fancy caunot matter
to you ; and as tor the price, it you get
it, that ought to satisfy you on that
point, I am the man ; and 1 renew the
"Ah 1 No, certainly not, tho fancy
does not concern us ot course not," and
TT..nri eved the stranner keenly. "But
vou know that unusual occurrences will
set the least curious of mortals to sur
irer with stronir symptoms of uneasiness.
Jl COll 1BL uvuiiiV gum . 1 1 u dh n
(People cannot help vhiuking that's
what brains were made for. ' But to the
iiolnt if vou still possess the cross, and
will exchange it for the sum offered that
sum is yours, x our answer r x oil win
excuse my seem nig abruptness ; I am
pressed for time, and canuot dally."
"I bold you perfeotly excusable," said
Henri, drawing the coveted cross from
hiii iifickct. and liolintr the eager nssn
big of the stranger's eyes,' and his yaxe
.... v. y i ji - ... -
feit npon it. Decididing to thrust the
probe home at oner, be deliberately ad
ded : "Another reason, other than want
of time, may exist to occasion your ab
ruptness my ft iend; want f confi
"What sir J" fjaeulatcd the man, start
ing up in a threatening, apprehensive
way. What do you mean by that r-
mat k V
Listen, and I will tell yon,"
Henri, fully convinced that ho w
the right track, and bis visitor indeci
sively sat down again. "Listen, and I
will tell you what 1 meari. this cross,
for which you have taken such an inex
plicable fancy, camo into my possesion
under very peculiar circumstances cir
cumstances that invest it with extraor
dinary interest." Pausing a moment to
note the effect of his language, Henri
fixed his burning eyes on the stranger's.
Speaking slowly, and emphasizing every
word, lie continued : "I found this
cross on the 3rd of January, 1840, on
the Ruu de Germaine, on the very spot
on which three days previous the Comte
de St. Armando had been brutally mur
dered." During the utterance of the conclu
ding words of the above, the countenance
of the listening man underwent a most
app alling change as dreadful indeed, as
though he had heard the sentence for his
mmediale execution pronounced. The
muscles of his face twiched convulsively.
his under jaw fell, and his eyes rolled iu
their sockets as though following the
fantastics of some horrid goblin.
1 he paroxysm lasted but for a mo
ment, by a superhuman effort of the
will he recovered his bewildered facul
ties, sprang to his feet, and with the de
moniac tuiy of the madman, dashed at
Henri ; hissing between his teeth.
"D yon ; the telliiiz ot that tale is
Just as his muscular hand closed op
pressively on Henri's throat, he was vi-
yiolently jerked backwards, and found
himself in the tenacious clutches of the
" So ho, my flr.e fellow V ejaculated one ef
the officers. "We are altogether too deenlv
concerned for the future wellare of your soul
to permit you to ptrpcirate sucli a crime.
You have done bad enough already to brimr
you to hanging, and that is quite sufficient For
llie foiled vilban glared suddenly from one
to the oilier, and made no attempt to escape.
"That is riirlit," r marked the officer who
spoke before. "Take it easy shows you to
be a philosopher and a man of sense."
The prisoner cooly iolded his arms and
"Monsieur Cardone," contluned the officer.
" as your friend seems to take kindly our in-
terlereucc with his litllo plan to provide you a
long resting spell, vi ill you with equal disin
terestedness, provide us with a ropo for his
ben'-'flt? Unluckily, we cams from town and
forgot to bring the professional bracelets an
unintentional oversight, which I assure you,"
addressing the prisoner, deplore even
more than you yourself can. In fact we were
rather uncertain of having the pleasure of
your company on our return.
"iSor will you have tliat pleasure, growled
the hitherto quiescent captive, suddenly kick
ing out Willi his two powerful arms, upsetting
Doth officers, kicking over the table on which
stood the light, and leaping out of the door
into the darkness. As he vanished, a bullet
hiss?d by either ear, but he escaped unhurt.
The report of ihe pistols hurried II uri back
into the room, from which he had cone in
quest of a rope.
liuicKI exclaimed one or tne omcers.
The devil has outwitted and escaped us. We
must be after him at unco. It is Leone Bremr,
the most reckless and Icrociotts of the many
cut throats who infested Paris six years ago.
lie most miraculously disappeared about the
tunc of the St. Arm mule murder, and the de
partment had given him up for dead. We
must let bim havo his length for a moment.
Our first move is to iorlge information at the
three bends of Ihe Police Deparlmeut. He is
an aslu'.e dog, of infinite resource, and all Ihe
force nn the scent will hardly he sufficient to
Breme was cvcntuall taken. But so adroit
was he, that he contrived lo remain at large
for three weeks afler his escape from Curdoue's
house. He was tried, condemned, and exe
cuted, for the murder of St. Armantle, several
witnesses lietiig touiut who men tilled him, and
testified to having seen fastened to his shirt
bosom on tuc evening ol tuc murder, luat ulood
Ireue was never afterwards persuaded to
wear it. It hung over the nmnlle in her
boudoir, and many an evening visitor has
been beguiled by Henri with a recital of Hie
two dark episodes iu its history which are em
bodied in this slory, and have departed sand'
dering at Its sanguinary Hue.
Fattening Young Womb. v. -Throughout
the interior of Africa, and indeed iu
some parts of Asia a woman is prized for
fatness. Beauty is associated with exces
sive obsity ; and such being the public
sentiment, mothers seasonably commence
a system of dietetic treatment that
makes their daughters irresistible. Col.
Keating's travels gives an account of the
process of tilting young women lor a
Tunis tuaiket. As soon as betrothed
she is cooped up iu a small room, with
gold shackles,on her ankles. It her pro
prietor has lost a wife by aeatii or di
vorced one, anklets are sent forward to
tho new matrimonial candidate. When
she has attained a desirable size, iudica;
ted by filling the patern rings, she U car
ried in triumph to her new home.
The preparation ot food that actually
produces that coveted dimi sions-a moun-
! . ..rr... : . ...11.1 .1 .....I. . 1 r
tain Ol latliess 13 I'uuuu uuun, uiuuc u
tho seeds of a vegetable peculiar to the
country. Some positively die from ex
cessive fatness in an iffort to surpass in
that bowitching accomplishment, rivnl
candidates for matrimonial positions.
These famous mortals are not the poor
iris. They are the higer orders iu so
ciety, and therefore are ambitious, liar
fashionables in some civiliztd states of
securing an elevated position with a rich
husband. Bruce, a traveler, saw a great
queen in Africa a gem of women, the
envy of her sex and wi'e hunters who
weighed over four hundred.
Why ia the letter Y like a young lady?
Because it makes pa pay. , .
An artless man, who lately bought a few
sausages, thus relate his troubles: I got thciu
sausages home without getting hit; sud I cut
them apart aud left them. In tha moruing 1
vitiierl lliwn: Throe of 'em had cuddled III) lo-
ireiiicr. and were aleening sweelly. Two of
them bad crawled to uiy milk pnil aud were
lapping tha milk, and one, a black and while
one, was oo the leiics trying lo cnlch an En
glish sparrow. I drowned the whole lot. :
Eva was the only woman who never threat
ened logo aud live with mamma. And Adam
wns lbs only matt who liever tauialized bis
I win about Ihe way ais mother used to cook..
. ,.i j ,. t t. . ! ':!., ,-. .-;:vA ;
Tt eampetiiHin f American ami EoT
roiM-ari capital for the privilege of prtW
viding Mexico with means of eummunW
cation has fairly begun, and tha Amwi
cans are likely lu gain the prelerenoei
Two great railroad enterprise, either ot
which, if fully. carried out, is certalu to)
revolutionize the commerce of Mexieoi
Are now knocking at the doors of this
Mexican Congress for permission to Con
fer npon that tjouutry the greatest of all
bltasings, the International Railway ot
Texas, whioh proposes to construct
line from the City of Mexico to the Rio
Grande, and the scheme of General Ros
eerans for a system of railroads to Con
nect must ot the important citiea of the
republic with the capital It, Is probabla
that both undertakings will be success
ful in great part, and that five years
hence it will be possible not only lo teat
New York In a palace car aud arrive
within a week in the City of Mexico, but
also to visit in the same manner the eight
or ten principal cities of this jvpoblio.
viiuiii tne same perion ot time the Tex
as Pacific Railroad will undoubtedly bo
completed, skirtiutf one half of the north-'
ern frontier of Mexico and intersecting'
at Paso del Norte with the narrow
guage Denver and El Pa'. road, which'
win probably extend far beyond Chihaa
hna towards the interior of Mexico -
The port of Guyamas will then be con
nected wilSi the capital of Arixoua by
means ot a railroad running due north
and intersecting the Texas Paoiflo at au
Disregard of Ceremony.
A Washinirton letter to the Chicam
Inter- Ocean says ; . .
What would have been thought, in
old times, ot General Grant's throwing
to the winds all forms and ceremonial.'
driving disown horses without an atten-
lant ? He calls and visits where." when
and on whom, he pleases, walks : down
tne avenue, it tie get tired, takes a
srteet-car, stops at the shops if bo has) an'
err.iuu to ao, or mauds iu the door ot
bank and takes a view of the crowd pas
sing as I saw him do not long siuoe.,
All this is very dreadful, to the old-,
school devotees, and the criticisms npon
it are numerous and severe.
The President goes to tho CaDitoI
and talks familiarly with the Senators'
and Members about public affair. This
lo, is a subject of animadversion by his
enemies. His interest in legislation is
called by them a desire to push pet'
schemes, and the opposition go into con
vulsions over the tendency of the iSxecu-
tive to usurpation.
xSo I resident has ever possessed the
regularity and singular independence
lhat charalerizes l'resideut Grsnt in
these particulars. There is a strong . el-,
meni of common sense, too rare by far,
among men, iu this man's nature, and he
represents a uw order of ailniinistra-.
tive minds, aud naturally affiliates withj
those men who develope great enterpri
ses, who build railroads, open new ter
ritory, makes remarkable discoveries,
and add to the greatness aud glory of 1
the Republic. ' - i
Cceious Facts About WATEtt.-r-Thol
extent to which water mingles with "bod-,
ies apparently the most solid is, very
wonderful Tire glittering opal which'
beauty wears as an ornament is only1
flint and water. Of every twelve , hua
tired tons of earth which a landlord has:
in his estate four hundred are water. -The
snow-capped summits of highest
mountains have many million tons of wa
ter iu a solitied form. In every plaster
of Paris statue which an Italian . carries
through our street tor sale, there is one
pound of water to four pouuds of chalk. t
The air we breathe contains five grains
ot water to each cubic fool of its bulk.
The potatoes and turnips which are boil-'
ed tor our dinner have, iu their raw '
slate, seven five pjr cent, of
water. If a man weighing. 140 pounds
were squeezed in a hydraulic press,!
seventy pounds of water would run out,!
the balance being solid matter. A man i
is chemically speaking, torty-five poands
of carbon aud other leinen:s, with nitro
gen di limed thruogb five and a halt pails-
tul ot water. , In plants we and water,
thus mingling uo less wonderful. A '
snuflower evaporates one aud a quarter
pints of water a day, and cabbage about
the same quantity. A wheat plant ex
hales in one hundred and seventy-five'
days about one hundred thousand grains 1
Love Sicks kss. It is a gnawing dis-,
ease, and people who have it bad .bile,
their nails, bile their lips, and bite each
other's lilts. J
They like solitude, and meditate a
great deal on "solitude sweetened." ' !
Thai's what makes it so bad when K
becomes epidemic, like the horse' dis
ease. - ' ' '' " '
' It breaks up society ; breaks up 'fami-'
lies ; breaks up friendshipe ; aud breaks 1
a good manv hearts. , T """ 3
But it isu'i such a bad sickness to have
after all. . . ., : i
It don't take a fellow right off from bis,
feet, like the sgu. It's a little warm
ing lo the blood, bat it dou'i burn like a,
It don't require quinine, nor jalap, nor,
squills, nor any other bitter slutf, , . ,
Bitters could never keep company,
with anything sweet. ' ,,
Care or tuk fckt. Concerning tbis
very important subject, the tkimtifiQ
American truly says : , Mauy are caro-i
less iu the keeping of their feet. If they,
wash them onctf a week they think ,liey,
am doing well: They do not -consider
lhat the largest ports of the systcnj are
located iu the bottom of h left,, and
that the most offeuiive matter . Is dis
charged from ihese pores. , They wear
stockings from the beginning to the eud
ot the week without change, which be
come completely saturated with nffcnsbe
matter. Ill health is geueraud by oob
treat muni of the' teeU Tim or
uol repcllaiils, but sbsoibaDt, sik ( yfl
Ivtid matter, to a greater r ,lWnfc
is taken ban k into lbs systeirt '-jie
should be wanned irvery , , . A
water, and lrtOuia b.
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