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WEEKLY ; TELEGKA
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JAMES REED & BON Puklisllers.
Independent in all things.
$2 in Advance.
1 1 VOLUME XXIV-NO. 28.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 1227.
Two Dollar per anntim utd strictly In adranra.
Cl.rgrmeo.'!!! ha aappllnd wllk the piper for 1
f-citra linn or lees of lonparoll make ennara.
Onqnre I track, A
Twn.q neres o
Otiaviuartt srka.. 1 50
Oneninara t moa.. SOU
TwnsiiiierraS mo. 8 0(1
Tarnsnliarnst rear. II DO
One.nnare 1 moa., 5 00
nn.iniufaliiai R Ail
Kntirsnnerca 1 jri'ar 15 00
flalfflolntnn 1 fear. 8.1 00
H i-.lnnssCarrlnot nrprilrallriss-pr-T rear. ... , . 00
Ohltnarr Satires not of fennral inere- half rate.
Local Notice. Ton Cent a Una for each Insertion.
of ererr description attended to on call, and done In t
mn.t tasteful manner.
. at. warn. a. Prodnra and Commission Mer-
rhnnt, for the pnrehsse and pale of Western Reserre
Unlter. rneeee ann nrieu r nine.
Wain street. Ashtahnla, Ohio. '"4
TTLKH CAW..MIK. Dealer In Faner and
Staple Drr Good. Fsmilr Qroeerles, and Crockery.
tsoatn omrc, nsrenqon piock, wnniwuun.,
B. II. OILKRT, Dealer In Dry flood, "roeerte.
Crockery and Olaes-Wsra. neit door north of Flak
House. Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. 1043.
m imt ar a an. aria at la Ar ROW. Dealer In Oro"
cerlos. Provision. Klmir. Kecd, Forelen and Dome'
tlo Frnlle, Halt. Fish. Plaster. Water-Lime, 8eeds
tc, M .In street. Ashtahula. Ohio.
nr. nicnill'tll. Dealer In F'onr. Po-k. llama.
Lard, awlall kind of Fish. Also, sll kind of Fnml.
ly Urooerles, r rolls and Confectionery. Ale ann oo
meellc Wines. 104
J, p. ROHKRTSON ic KOlf , Dealer In every
description of Boot. shoes. nts and Cap. Also,
on hand a Mock of choice Family Groceries. Main
street, corner of Centre. Ashtabula. Ohio. Still.
a. w. HKKRI.I .rnr nrr Smtmrand Mnln sts.
Ashtabula. Ohio. D.nli-rs In Diy-Goode, Groceries
Crockery. Ac, Ac. JJM
n. ajinnnisnr. Dealer In Drv-Good. Onr
nH Hrwita anil Mhne.. Hat. Can. Hardware
Crockery, Book. Palm. Oil Ac. Ahtahnla O. 80(1
III51VRY P. PKICKF.lt, M. residence on
Church fitreot. Nurlli of the ttinith Park. Olllcc In
Smith' Sew Block, opposite the Fik Houe, HOT
OU. ft. Ia. kin,
rhylclan and Snrjrenn. office
orer Ueuilry tt Kins' atom, reidnce near 8t.Peter'r
Church. Ahtahnla.. O
Oil. RtIR,l wonld InTorm hia friend, and the
public irenurally that he may be found at hi residence
or. Park Htrcet, ready to attend to all profmi-loiiul
call. OiHcehonrn. from i to i P. M. AshUlntlti O.
Mar tl. ltxw 104
ItlOORR Sc TERRY. Bnrseoraand llnmspathlc
Pl. Mli,l.n k I Mnln Street. Afhtahnla. Ohio.
Once hmirs from 7 to t A, M., from 1 to I P. M., and
THOMPSON 1IOIISIC, JtfT.THon. Ohio.
M. J. FOOTE, Prop.
Good Llrery In connection with the Hon.e.
J. C. THOM PSON, Prop.
Free Bn to and from the car. 1H
wittK in IIS K Ahtabula. Ohio. A. Field. Prourl-
e or. An Omnlbua riinniiiK to and from erery train of
Cir. Alo, a jrwoa nrery-iai)io aepi. in couiieciuui
with this houeu, to convey panaensera 10 any
poi n t. new
iMlTlHIil,! IIOII8R-A. J. Smith. Pronvle
tar Main Hi. Ahtnhula. Ohio. Larue Pulilic Hall
sood Llverr.aud Omnihu to and from the depot. 1044
IOH! DUCHO. Manufacturer of, and Dealer In
Furniture nf the het duecrintinn. and every variety.
Aim GaneraUTndertaker. and Manufacturer nf Cofllut
to order. Main street. North ol South Public Square,
1. a, ItBACtf, Mannlaeturer and Dealer In First
i;iae r nrnurue. Also, uenerai unuuriaaur. xion
at p. B. H A LL, Dentist. Ashuhnla, O. Office
WtTt Center street, between Main and Park. 1048
II. r. NRLSON. Dentist. Ashtnhnla. O..
W't" ft visits Conneaut, Wednesday and Thu-sdayof
T. W LLACK, D. D. S. Kltivlllc,O.I pro'
pared to attend to all operat'on in his profeslon.
He make a speciality or
the natural teeth.
IBKD. W. BLAKKHLKE. 1'hotOL'rntiller lin
dealer In Picture, KiiL'ravinirs, Chromes. Ac. driving
large supply of Moulding of various description. 1
prepared to frame any thing In the picture line, at
short notice and in the beet style. Hecond floor of the
Hall store, tnd door South of Bank Maun street. Him
XT. II. WILLI AHISOIV, Haddler and Harness
Maker, obihIi Fisk Block, Main street, A.htabnla,
Ohio, ha on hand, and makea to order. In the hest
manner, ererythlnir In his line. KHtS
P. C. PORO, Mnnnlnctiirer and Denier In Saddles,
Hurnnss. Bridles. Collars. Trunks. Wnlp. Ac. oppo
site Flak liou-e. Ashtabula. Ohio. Ini5
KO. W. OICKI.MaON, Jeweler. Itepulrlni! of
all kinds of wathees. emeu ann jewelry, eiore in
Ashtabula liou.u Block, Ashtabula. Ohio.
JAmK!4 K. 6TKHHINS, Dealer In Watches,
ci.tek... Jwlrv. Silver ami 1'iai.cd Ware. Ac. He
nalriiiir uf all kinds done well, ami all ordurs urompt-
lv allouded to. Main Street. Ashtabula (. UHI5
4. ev. SVS. I. 1." W, . ,,, uvn.
ry, etc. Bug-raving, Meniling aud ItepulriiiK done to
order. Shop on Main street, Couueaut, Ohio. 848
MAN UFAO I'UKEKS.
srril KKTKH. (3inniN3S Ac CO.. Jobbers and
Unllilers. slsn inuuuf.ictllrers of Doors. Hash. U'inds.
Hidiuir, Kloorlug, and Builders' Materluls generally.
E-pudal aiteulion direu to Ulazud Windows, Scroll
bawliiK, Monimntre so.
(1 A HTUKKTKII A. C. OIDDIN08.
J. A.KNAPP list
a. O. CtlLLKV, Manufacturer or Lath. Biding,
Mouldinics, Cheese Boxes, c. Plaiilnir, Matciitug,
and Scrowl HawinK done on Hie shortest notice.
Nlionnn Main straeL oimoslta the Uuuur Park, Ash-
Ubula. Ohio. 440
FRIOCHicWItlHLIir M nnfactcrera a Dealers
la all kinds of Losthwr iu demand in this market op
posite Phoenix roundery. Ashtabula. lino
ATTORNEY'S AND AGENTS.
IHKU IIAN, HALL, 4k
neys aud uouuseiors at u aw,
ABIIiai'UlU, UUIO, wll1
practice ia tna courts oi Asaiaouia, uauino ueaaa-
Laaai 8. HuauMAN, luaooona uall.
J. II. Shebmah.
DW.IKIi II. PITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio. Special
glveu to thetstittlement of Ustalee.and to Con
TsyanciUK aud Collecting-. Also to all niatteraarielng
under the Bankrupt Law. iw
I. 4. FISiIKH, Justice of the Peace and Agent
irtv uaruora, suu,. rrsusuw , k
lea. Oittca in the store of Crosby A Wetherwax,
lain Street. Opposite the Fisk llousa, AsUUb
I . K. COOK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law
N....K. P..I.H.: !., Uesl K.ute Aireut. Main street,
Orer Morrison A Tlcknor's store. Ashtabula, O.
CIlltLKI BOOTH, Attorney and Counsellor
Law, Asniaonta, umo. rv
C R 08 B V W - r H KH W A X, dealers In Stovea.
Tlu-Ware, Uollow-Ware, ishclf Hardware, Glass
W, Lamps and Lanv-Trtniuiinaa, Patrolaum,
oppo.lt. IUB fl.it House. Asnisnina. .
Also, a tuU atock of Paluta, oils. Varnishes
CBOBQB O. HVBRAHD, D.ler In Hardware,
Iron. Hleel and Nails, stove.. Tin i-iaie. mwi.
Conner and Ztne. and maiinfaelnrer of Tlu Sheet
Iron an Copper Wart, risk'. Block Asutab-ila
lr BtllLDIKG LOT PAR Dealer
la WateT Lima. Stucco. Und Plaster. Ke.1 K.taW
EDGAB HALL. Fire and Life Insurance and
K.iaw Agent. Also. Nolary Public J""''
0c orer Shermaa and Uall'a Uf Office, Ashuba.
tsBAN KIVEH INSTITrTK, at Auatlnhwrjr,
osl. Fall Term Wlas Tuesday August Uth
Ashtabula C Ohio. J. I ucserniaii, a. m., niii
for Catalogue. - '
Jf. B. WITHOVa, Painter,
flimsier, and Paper
AU work dona with nealneaa and despaCca.
J. SLIW. BLVTH, AKeotrorthe Mrerpool. Lon
dm A Qlobe Iuanrance Oo. Cash assets orer ttO.000,
aoOUoM.' InthaU. tl. t3t00,000. Btuekaoldera
Jrt AIITIM NRWRKIIKV, Prninr'sl and Atmthe-
cajr. aim jrsni-rai fl'-aii-rni uniw, HrflKin. wm
.Inn'T. for mifllrnl nnrtM!
Kanrjr and Toilet
Maine strwt, corner of Centre. Ashiahola
rHiHLRI R, aVIPT, A.htabnla. Ohio. Dealer
In llriiirs and Medicine, Grocerle. perrtimery ana
Fnev Article, snpi-rtor Te. Coffee, Kpwe. FIs
rorlni Kxtrscts, Patent Medicine of ererr desrrlp
tl m. Palm. Dre. varnishes, Brushes, F anrr Joap.
Hlr Me.foratlree. Hair oil. Ac all of whli b will
he old at the lowest price. Preecrlpllon. prepared
with snliahle care.
nKimilK urn,!, tR, Oeaierin nrr oooris.
Oroeerle. Hat. Can. Bool, rtnop. i rocKerr. me.
Ware. Alo. wnoleame aim rt'i'in nrmn in imiii.
ware Hanrtlerr. man. irnn.nTrpi. irn!?. iMiicin,-",
Paint. OH. DyeMnff. e.. Mnln t A-hlalm'a. WW.
IRYIIOIIR, IPKnnT CO.. Mannfac
tnrer Jrove. now ann i nmrrnF. w iwmw i n
8111. Mill Ca.tlne. Kettle, flnk, Pleluh 8hoe. c.
Phonlx Foundry, Ahtahnla. t)hlo. iwi
AMITiHIII.A KiATlOIAI, BANK. Anta-
hn'B fll.ln II V ...,tt I'rn.'l. tl. n ni.nii.
Cahler. Anthorin-d Capital. t'Jtm.OliO. can capiiai
n.l.l In aim nn II tir.TT. J. D. t'nn.BT. . IS
BntiCK.Tl J. NKTTi.rTon.B. Nri.M. Wii. Ill nrHiirT,
R. o. Waunkr, CHARLia alkhr, r. r. Uiioil. I'lr-
Tliv imirlnlll.t I.OIN ASSOCIATION
CAPITAL ailNI.INNI I'ince main Direct, uexi umir
aonthof Flk Hine noe
tfiHMpn.i. ItANKiifn BiiNra.
Buy and ell Fnrelxn and Fjitrrn Rxchane, Gold,
Hllver. and all mnii oi u. n. necnrint.
Collection promptly attenilifl to anil remitted for on
day or pavmem, ai enrreni raie oi exenangu.
Intcrcet allowed on time dcpolte.
V. Rllllman. Geo. C. Ilnhhnrd. Txirrnxn Tyler.
J. B. Dhepard, J. W. Ila-kcll. II. L. Morrison.
. II. tarrlnirton. iy
P. 8ILLIM AN. PrtH. A A. HOlITIIWICK. Ctuhur,
EOWAHDO. PI HHCK Dealer In Clothing, Data
Cap, and (lent Fnrnl.hlnK Good. Athtahnla. o. tm
WA1TK & Mil,!,. Wholcrale and Retail
Dealer in Ready Made Clothing, rurnitniuf uooua
Hal, cup. St.. Aiiianuia
ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH
On and after Moniluv June lthh,
notice Irani will rnu a lollow
ni NMHO KOBTH.
rnaio'T ExrB'esi .taiion xrB'sa
0.6. NO. t. BTAtlOH. K j
Au aTu. r. M.
6 50 L.8. &l .C'TOiiiDif 8 -M
1 00 6 15 Aslitablll:! t 55
I 40 M ....Million Hill .... 1 .Vt
7 6S 1 14 Allflillblirs.... H'
8 S 7 ! Kjirlcvillc 1 !!l
V (h) 7 ,vj Bm k Creek 1 10
9 81 8 OH Koine 1 l'5
9 4) 8 10 New l..me. ... 1 t'i)
10 10 8f'i Orwell 1i 45
10 50 8 45 Dlimmflclll 1-1 M
II 15 8 68 ....Ninth ItrMnl.... M 14
11 10 8 01 ...I'll-lnl Ci lltre... 1J Oi
11 50 t II ....(iinvel ll:l' k.... II Ml
ii f. 9 J6 Clliillipliill 1145
li 5 9 41 A. & U. W. ClwulllK 1 1
11 tin 46 Warren 11 --'5
1 40 10 115 Nile 11 05
t !5 10 9-1 filruid 10 4 7
t 85 10 85 IllUl lllll 10 115
f;'J 10 45 ...YnunsStuwi Ill S3
JOO 10 00 ..Eal Y6iin-i:own.. 10 20
t 10 1'llli-bur-h..... 7 00
P. M. P. M. A. .
D. B. iTcCOYTBnpt.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Muv t.iih. Ik;:!. roMOier Tmlna
will run a follow:
SOINO WIST. OOIHQ BAST
No. 7.No. 6,No. l.
-ATKINS. N j. tl Ku.0'Ku. 8
7 00 Oil Cliy Fist..
7 05 x .1 ii in i mi
7 lo'a Oil City-West
X.T Ss Hiin
7 8.Vr. l'i:inkliu
7 Mi I'olk
8 10 ! I! ivmiliou....
8 SI N..il'e-
8 8ii!r. tt.nnr'ioio .. ..
8 Ml'h illcy .... ....
It In A 4 U WCios..
p a i p a a a
S i0 0 10
t OS II 05
00 8 65
li'J 8 42
Xl 44 8 04
I 8 an
x I no 8 on
1 H 7 68
I IK 7 411
i-i 4a 7 m
u 4a 7 no
xiaa; x". i
l-J at. H
ia i 7 i7
ia ua 6 r,i
II 6.1 45
! C0 6S0
II 111 8 3 0 88
ii 0.1 8 4a 6 iii
10 6a S V5 6 01
10 40 8 la 6 6:1
10 .0 8 01 6 45
10 It 7 45 s ai
9 6 7 as s ia
II 46 7 1": 5 (III
lint 7 101 1 111
7 HO 4 80 10 45
a a p a pa
t 6 ')
4 Sol A 07 47' I ll iiel rl"e
H 6 15 6ll;SiilloiVfo.lleia
4 64 H All 10 11 ' A.n.ovei
5 (tt 8 40 10 tljlWr.Vt Leon.
(It fl Ml 10 llOiDo,
6 81 1 05 10 4. ! .leliei-Oil
t 40 7 M0 11 Ot.ri.V.JOU.U
110 7 to 11 l inai,,,.,
Ill 1 40 11 4 1
8 DO 10 16 t lAICIevelund....
r a a r
'Trains sion only on Shniil. xTr:ilus do not Biol)
aTclcgriiph Sulinii--. Clevel.inil Tune.
Tlio War K.cIl'IiI liiiln- -;o nt JeC'er-on In tiling
West, at P. Ai.. and iolu; Hum ai :1 A. M. TUve
triilns carry p:i..eiitfi. J.
Passenger isreai ihe rate of t rents per mile; to way
stalioos, counted In even hull' dimes.
II AH BOH BltANCII-A. J. & P. H. H.
Lv. Ashtabula 11.60 a. at. I Lv. Harbor 12. .HI p. h.
Ar. at ILirlmrli. 10 p u. I Ar. at Ashtabula ia.45 P.M.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted May 26th, 1872.
LJULLMAN'S besi Di-iiwing-roiuii and
Hleeuinir C 'aches, comliiiiiiiK all minium Im
provement, are run through on all trains from ltufValo,
Susoeusion Urfile. Niuuiu Fulls, Cleveland and Ctu
I ciuiiali to New York, niikiutc direct connection with
I all lines of foreign and cousiwise steamers, anil also
with Bound Hieumers and railway lines for iSorlou aud
other eiuw Itut'luuu cuius.
No.1. t.a. H. No. 8.
Day I.lghtll'u Cincill.
Express. Express Express.
J i8 AMI 15e.ll. T,.
6 00 00
4 au"" " "i ao ' 6 40 pa
4 40 u 1 40 " 6 46 "
4 44 " 1 46 " 6 60 "
6"00 " "l 0 " 80
"18 ' '8 4.1 " 8 00 "
7 17 " 4 48 ' V 18 "
8 115 " OS 80 "
18 " 7(10 M 11 85 "
6 85 4 oo 77.77.777
8 15" 4 88 "
8 88 " 8fl " .........
' 40 - 1 as iTiiTAii
10 III ' 8 08 " 14 SB
10 47 " 8 40 " 1 18P.M
I to " I tIL
U ill " I 1 " 1 50A.M
VI 0 " '.11106 " ISA "
IX 45 " 10 50 " 8 ttl
1 8H " II 84 " 4 07
I 08 " WO-lA.a 4 87 "
a 45 " j " -
6 08 " 7. . . I HMH "
4 16 " 1 " "710 "
6 10 8 63 ' SOJ
I 48" " llM
60 I IW llll !17 '
7 00 P l 7 00 " 1 1040 AH
NUgara Kails "
CorniiiK , "
Newark .. "
New York "
I 6 80 All 4 50f.il. I
Arrangement or Dranlncllosiu and
aleanluir I u..
No. I. Sleeplne Coaches from ( levelsnd to llornell.
this, sim urawinK-nonm coaches from Susncn
siun oriuKo, ai.uura raua ana uuaalo to
No. II. -Slnentnar Coaches from Cincinnati. Rn.n..n.inn
HriiU'e. Nlairara Kails. HurTalo and llornellsvllle
New York; also front llornellsvllle to Albans
No. 8. Bleenina
: (!aohss from Cleveland. Mn.iwaelon
and Drawlnir Room Coaches from Sustjuebauiui
uriiive, Niagara r an. ana Hunalo to Susquehanna
Ask for tickets by war of Brie Railway. . I
For Sale at alilhe principal Ticket Office..
dIO. 14. ABBOTT, ueu. fas. Agent.
"WINDOW GLASS COMPANY
. i .... 1 1
Dealori Id Bullish, French, American, Plat. Orna
mental, Car. Coach, Picture, Floor
' j T f ' - ' ' ' T '
LOOKING GLASS PLATES
1 lao hi champlain;st.,
I. W. PaiJiaB, See'y.
' FVNaxi door to John Worle,i Wholesale Paper
nora. - ajniiia
BY OLIVE A. WADSWORTH.
TIip .world It wlile awake lo Any.
Tin Intifsl ilninif are liiiaillnir,
Tlie lirMikt dip Ly, the wind are gay.
And every lenf Is rtislllng
Tlil sli inly Imiik 'n alli Im i cIi and onk,
With Innpc-llkc (jr-8 lirlsil,
Atid ytui tnd I, mi Idle fnlka.
BIl Dinkhig willow wliinlk't.
Oh. b'vpnly tunaMne of the May,
Hucci'idinif wlnli-r lioary,
Wlinl Blmdp con alinl lit IIl'IiI away,
W luil itliinm riaist itaiiloty I
Down llirnitgh onr h niy rnnoiy
Dnrt myriad (ridden miMitli1,
And itlld Hip tiriHik, lin- Imnk, the tree,
And e'en the the willow whistles.
Bticli wrnlih of leaf I such worldt of green I
Sncli Laliii. no wiirds can titter I
And all tin- hlrda Hint i-'cr were men
Hmvc gHilicri'd licre In fltiitor ;
Tin y fierily perch, wild heads awry,
Upon Hie hb ayintr Ihlslles,
And rvldenily wnndi-r why
We're making willow whistles,
How dure yon, comrade, (rifle s)o,
In llii'se grand forest temples,'
And hingli, and heat your sappy bough,
And sel mc had examples I
Such gongs of praise here srise
As ne'i r were found In Missnls,
And we should hearken, were we wise,
Instead of making whialles.
Tliey suj' the world's a vhIp of lenrs,
And imin Is horn to Inmlilc
The words sound idly in my enrs
Beside Ihe hrnoklel's huldile ; .
Friend change, I hear, and hopes grow pale,
The fnlri-sl project fizzles
I'm glad l here's no such word as fail
In making willow whistles.
The lirook shows back 1wn heads of brown,
Though one's a prettier color
A Tiilnn hue no need to frown,
I've suid not which is duller;
They'll he the same, hoth yours and mine,
When lime their hrownness grizzles.
And then we'll hiugli at "Aul.l Lang Sync,"
When we made willow whistles.
Seribner for May.
THE WARING AT THE BRIDGE.
In the year 1801 I was Superintendent
of the Herwich and Kocky Kiver rail
road. It was a line which did a good run of
business, connecting as it did a great
city with a flourishing back country,
and we ran a pretty good number of
trains over the rails iu the couse of twenty-four
The daily trians were run every hour
but after nine in the evening there was
only one train, until the steamboat ac
commodation nt half past three in , the
The intervening train was the Belport
mail. It was made up at Helport, and
ran as far ns Clinton express all the way.
Belport was the large city of which' I
have spoken, and it was there that my
office was located, for the business of
the road was all settled and arranged at
the end of the line.
Of course I give fictitious names, and
the leader need not expect to find Hel
port on a railway map.
The 12:30 train, or the midnight
mail ns it was frequently designated,
was run by Earl Uogersa young man
of seven or eight and twenty, who had
neen employed on I lie road for several
He was the best engine driver of the
corporation, and for that reason he had
been selected for the train, it being ex
pedient to place men of the best judg
ment on the train, because there was a
better lookout required by night.
Earl, taken all m all, was one of the
finest fellows lever saw.
Frank, handsome, generous to a fault
and well educated.. ,
He had fallen into the avocation of an
ngincer inoro from his love of excite
ment and dunger than anything clue,
tciiiiips: perilous business to be done
Earl Uogers was our man.
i or some tune he had been desnerute-
ly in love with L.anra Ueninin.- the
laughter of a rich old fellow, just on
the other side of the Rocky river, a half
Uozen miles heyontl lielport.
llus love was tully returned, for Lnu
ry was a noblo hearted irirl. mid did not
care for wealth or ambition when weigh
ed in the balanco of love; but old Do
main ana sue were two, ana there was
no probability of his ever giving his
Ho had set his heart on her marrvinir
rrince Carlton, a young blood of the vi
cinity, reputed wealthy and one of an
Demum s opposition naturally made
the lovers more Uetornuned and, they
only waited for an increase of Earl's sal
ary to be married in spite of papa Vc
main, tun, wasa laiiuiui ieuow, mid
... i ,.., i
I was doing my best to get an advance
for him with every probability of suc
Somehow I took a strong?- interest in
Earl s love affairs.
I am an old codger and love matters
are rather out of my line my forte being
me calculation or accounts, tortheregu
union r. ireigni rates and the manage
inent of business so as to socio e the fut
est dividends to stockholder.
Perhaps my interest to Earl's love to
Laura might be because I most cordially
detest Prince Carleton.
He was always "blowing" our road,
finding fault with the rate of speed,
with the grade, with the carriages, with
the ventilation with everything in short
for nothing suited him.
Then upon one occasion he and I had
a few words, neither very pleasant nor
very choice, and he had called me an
old scoundrel, and I had returned the
compliment with interest. After that
we were worse friends than ever. -
Due dark rainy night iu November,
just after the 9 o'clock train had been
got off, and I was sitting in my office
trying i to balance au account that would
not balance, the door opened and Earl
Kogera walked in. He had on his water
proof suit, the hood over his head and
collar buttoned closely, but I saw that
hisface ' was ..very .ipala' and his eyes
gleamed with an unimtuial fire.
"What in the- world boa happened.
Rogers?" said I. "You look as glum as
ii you were going io your own tuner
"Mr. Woodbury," said he, earnestly'
"ao you oeueve in presenuiuentsr"
M$o,', I said, 'l certainly. Ha riot
They are all a old woman g whim."-
"What ill it Karl? Anvthino- rronn
wroiiff with Laura?" for I liij not know
but the little inde had Wn idavinff
off with him, after the manner of wo
"No." Yoa will Iniijrh nt me. Mr.
Woodbury, hut I must tell nomcWly
or I sliiill jro out of my wits," mA he,
lialf liiughing, "und before hcavt-n I tell
Vou it is all truth Thursday afternoon
I took a hand car and went over to the
llocky Kiver bridge. I do not mind
t'Oiift'KHing that I went on purpose to get
a glimpse of her home perhaps of her
self. I stood at one end of the bridge
looking across at the house enraptured
to see a scarlet shawl I know to le bers,
flittine in and out through the frost-bitten
shrubbery, of the garden. And
while 1 was looking nt her 1 heurd foot
steps, and glancing up mim vojKelf
coming from the vjrpimite ulif r,f the
(urdtn brihje I was drefsed in this
suit of waterproof my face was as pale
as death, and my wide open eyes were
blank mid expressionless! Sir, you think
I am dared, but I am telling yourthe
truth. ',: : ; r (
While I stood staring at this vision,
it disappeared, and weak and trembling
I came to town. 15y next day yester
day I had reasoned myself out of the
oenei in anything oi the kind. It was
a hallucination, I said, and to prove it
so I would go out there again and cee
if it would appear the second time.
I went again yesterday, and, sir, it was
repeated! It will go once more and
then I shall go my death!"
"Nonsense!" said I. "Come Earl, be
honest ana confess that you had been
taking too much whisky."
"I never diink anything as you know-
Air. oodl-iii v," returned he, "and this
mz ws-Bingiiuuiiy real. And of me
result I am satisfied. If I run the mail
tram out tonight I shall be killed, nnd
heaven knows what will be the fate of
the train. I suppose it could not be
takeu off for to-night?"
."laKen on: what the deuce do you
mean?" snapped I "This road runs
trains as advertised cowardly engin
eers to the contrary notwithstanding.
lie looked at me sadly, rcproaclitully.
ami l could nave kicked myselt lor the
wy 1 had talked to mm.
"It is not on mv own account, sir,
said he, "but it is only a few days be
fore thanksgiving, ar.d the train will be
lull one. if there is au accident it may
be a bad one.
"Accident said I, cbntemptuoiislr,
"come in lo morrow and let us lauub ai
He oid me good night gravely, and
Presently the clock struck twelve, and
1 Heard me sharp successive wlustlts
that told me that the train was nearly
A strange feeling of apprehension
seized me. What it auvtliiiir should
1 lelding to an impulse which would
not be controlled, I threw on my over
coat, turned out the gas; locked the of-
nee and hurried over to the depot just
in season to catch the rail ot the rear car
and swing myself on board
.&rl Kouers stood at his post pale and
silent yet altered aud watchful.
liy tin: head Iiirht ot the locomotive
lie could see the track for a hult'a mil
ilaail ana ins keen eve scanned every
men ot the way as the train swept on
x asi Uomaii station past the AIill
Cai past Hill's Embankment, and tht
ploughed into the bolt of the woods
winch skirted Kocky rve.. . .... j. ,
Suddenly, lis lin y sw ept , around tl
curve, U.ai'1 s checks w luleiicd and
drew his breath in quick and bard!
W hat he saw before the tram warned
him i hat only death and destruction lay
lie could brobably save himself
eaping off. but he would doom all
Not a second did he hesitate'.
The Bliarp whisilu lo down breaks
sounded he reversed steam and did ev
eryiliinij iu his power to stop the train
When he saw that his efforts were
vain, that the obstacle which lay across
the track only a tow rods in advance
could not bu avoided, he sprang ovei
the wood-box aud unhooked from
couches. The engine released from
drag, shot ahead, and plunged Into1
There was a crash and a succession
shrill wiiiBili'S caused by the escaping
Bteam and all was still.
Not one of the carriages went down;
the first one halted on the very b"ink'
the abyss, as if more fearfully to
upon the minds of the passengers
ihe terrible danger from which they
Before the train came to a stop I
jumped out, and was flying forward
looking for Earl Rogers. ' " '
They poiuied into the river in answer
to niv inouirv. and seizing a lantern from
one of the breaksinen, I soon climbed
down the bank and found him.
He lay under the wreck of the locomo
tive, pale and bloody, with no breath
coming from his lips.
1 he two stokers were a little ways
I am an old man, but' I did not
ihe weight of the poor fellow as I
ried him up the bank, and on to
house of Domain, which happend to
l he nearest residence.
Of course old Domain could not
him admittance under the circum
stances, and in five minutes Laura
with me trying to restsore the lifeless
man to consciousness.
She was all courage and hope.
for her we should have given him up
dead, and I lo this day firmly believe
that her presence and care brought
back from death.
She never flinched while the surgeon
amputated his leg at the knee; it
ihe ouly way . to save biro, Dr. , Green
said, aud Laura held the poor head
the patient to her bosom and bis
in hera through tha whole operation.
Tl e accident it waa found, had
occasiond by a stick ot timber pinned
across the track and, the railroad
company offered a reward of a thoua
aud dollartrtor the rascally perpetrator.
No matter how we found it out. but I
il was ascertained thai Prince Carleton
wa the guilty party.
lie coniessiMi it when we had him snng
nd safe, and suid that because he wanted
Earl Rogers out of the way, and because
he hated the wholi concern, meaning
the road and corporation he had lormcd
his plan or diabolical revenge.
Him father was a millionaire, and
bought up our silence handsomely.
Prince went to California, and I do
not know what became of him.
Old Demciii proved himself a trumn.
fterall, aud gave in gracefully.
lie is dead now. and Karl and Laura
live at ihe old place, as happy a couple
aa I ever saw.
s for Earl's warning, you may believe
what you like about it. I have no ex
planation to i.fT.-r.
The Altitude at which Men can Live.
There has been a ereat deal of discu
sion as to the altitude at w hich human
beings can exist, and Mr. Glaisher him
self can tell as much about it as anybody.
In July, 1802. he and Mr. Cox well as
cended in a Walloon to the enormous
elevaiion of 37,000 feet. Previous to
the start Mr. Glaisher's pult-e stood at
seventy-six beats a minute; Cox well's
at 74. At 17,000 feet the pulse ot the
former was at S4 ; that of the latter at
100. At 19.000 feet (ilaisher's hands
and lips were quite blue, but not his
face. At 21,000 feet he heard his heart
beating, and his breathing became op
pressed. At 29,000 feet he became
senseless, notwithstanding the aeronaut
in the interest of science, went up anoth
er 8,000 feet, till he could no longer use
his hands, and had to pull the strings of
the valve with his teeth. Aerostats, who
havs made no exertions, have, of ct.urse.
great advantages over members of lb
Alpine Club, and those who trust ther
egs ; even at 13,000 feet these climbers
feel very uncomfortable, more so iu '.he
Alps it seems, than elsewhere. At the
monastery of St. Bernard, 8,117 feet
high, the monks liecotne asiimalic, and
are compelled frequently to descend into
the valley ot the Rhone for anything
but a "breath of fresh air," and at the
end of ten year's service are obli;ed lo
give up their high living aud descend to
the usual level. At. the same time,
there are towns in Sou'h America, such
Potosi, placed as high as the top of
Mont lilanc, tint inhabitants ot which
teel no inconvenience. The highest in
habited spot in the world is, however,
the Budhist cloister of Hanle, iu Thibi t,
where I weui y-one priest live at an alti
tude ot 16,500 feet. The Brothers See
lagintweit, when they explored the gla
ciers of the Ibi Gamin in the same coun
try, encamped at 21,000 feet, the highest
altitude at which a European ever passed
the night. Even at the top of Moot
Blanc, Prof, lyndall's guides found it
very unpleasant, to do this, though the
Professor did not himself, confess to feel
ing so bad as they. The highest moun
tain iu the world is Mount Everest (Him
alaya) 26,000 feet, and the condor ha
been seen "winging the blue air, 500
i'eet higher. The air, by ihe by, is not
blue," or elsf as Do Satisure pointed out,
"the distant mountains, winch are cov
ered with snow, would appear blue also;"
v a appaieni color being due to the re
flection of ligt. What light can do, is
marvelous; and not the least is its pow
er of attraction to humanity.
Chamber's Journal. A Vegetable of Prey.
Writing to the Minneapolis Tribune,
tourist describes the acquisition of t!:at
wonder iu the vegetable world, the lit
unwa Mwt'imla, or Venue's Fly-trap. It
was only a dried specimen, for the plant
is a native of but n single locality on the
face of the globtj the low, sandy sa
vannas near Wilmington, N. C. It be
longs to the small but remarkable class
of plants which have the habit of feed
ing upon animals. In short, it is that
phenomenon in nature, a cnrniverous
vegetable which will not flourish unless
nurtured upon meat diet. The peculiar
ingenuity ot the coninvnnce by which
it captures its prey is the distinguishing
characteristic of this species. Each leaf
is tipped with an appendage shaped like
the oiK'ii covers of a book with the cor
ners rounded and the edges fringed
with stiff bristles.. This proves a deadly
trap to every insect that alights on
it, tor instantly, on feeling irritation,
shuts together . as if by a spring along
the midrib, and, interlacing the bristles,
holds the luckless victim tight until bis
struggles aud life cease together. Bm
this trick of fly-calchiug is not practised
tor wantonness merely. Strangest part
of all the proceeding! as soon as the in
sect is enclosed iu this living prison,
from numerous minute glands immersed
iu the texture of the walls, the saliva
like liquid, a sort of gastric juice, is civ.
en out that mobtens nnd dissolves all
soft parts, which are then taken into
system ot the plant by absorption;
w hen the nutritive portions of the insect
have thus been consumed, the trap slow
ly uncloses and is ready for another action.
Revenge. An Iowa editor, last
week, to keep up with his style, ran
away with another man's wife. He did
not get off so easily, however, as
imagined he would. The man follow e
him uud overtook the truant pair. The
editor got behind the woman, and de
termined to sell his life as dearly as pos
sible. He was uncertain as to whether
the outraged husband would shoot him
or murder hiin with a carving knife.
stood there like the boy on the burning
deck, and awaited the result. " The out
raged husband came up withiu two leet
of the editor and said: "Cuss your im
pudence. I want you to Mop my paper."
That was all. The editor reoovered
himself and said he would have the mat
ter attended to at once. During all
trying scene the woman stuck to
editor like a bedbug to a girl's stocking.
Some people get mad and atop their pa
per for nothing.
A Danbnry bride received ainnngher
wedding gifts, a receipted-bill'- f eight
dollar tot -gate' Iriogei lor her father.
Tlie GesiigafctTvUir'an comes to band with
Die following; article marked for oar attention.
Pennine; It, we And id tone and arguments ao
heartily endorsed, that we at once put it la
hand for reproduction, commending it lo the
attention of the general reader, not only, hut
more especially to our hgtslatora and low
A GREAT WRONG—SHALL BE
As a law abolishing all free mail
matter took effect on the 1st inst. the
present seems an appropriate time to dis
cuss the merits of that law. It is well
known that it was enacted without due
consideration on the part of Congress,
originating in a legislative trick with
some of the memlers, and being acquies
ced in as a miserabc blunder, by the rest.
There w ere those undoubtedly who dc
si e 1, by the abolition of all free matter
to punish the press for demanding the
repeal of the franking privilege, and
such were permitted to have their own
way, to the detriment of the country
and the discredit of the (Joverinent.
We arc not among those w ho have
clamored, in season and out, for the un
conditional rejieal of the franking privi
lege, and can therefore treat this subject
plainly without the least inconsistency.
To our mind, there was neither reason nor
justice in any such clamor. The privi
lege, though liable to abuse, was one
which had always existed under the
Government, and, in some form and
with proper restrictions, should exist
under any government. It is not insti
tuted as a mere personal privilege, but a
benefit to the people, and, in the case
of Members of Congress especially,
should be so regarded, being intended to
bring them into more intimate relations
with their constituents than would othr
w ise be practicable. We have iiosvmna-
thy with the sentiment which would de
mand the restoration of all free matter
not covered with the franking privilege,
und leave that unrestored as au unmiti
gated evil. On the contrary, while we
would limit it within proper bounds,
and hold those who enjoy it to a more
strict accountability for its abuse, webe-
leve it snouid and will be restored.
but whether we are right in this view
of the franking privilege or not, there
can lie no question that the law bv
which it is abolished, and which annihi
lates at a single blow all free mail mat
ter, is a gross outrage upon the press
ind people of the country, and ought at
the earliest opportunity, to be repealed
or essentially modified. For Congress
to deprive tlie people of a privilege so
mg enjoyed, so beneficial to all, and bo
tie burdensome to the Government,
and at the same time vote themselves a
general increase of salaries, is a wrong
to which they will not quietly submit.
Had the motive been retrenchment and
reform, the action would have been
more just and consistent. So inconven
ient, oxjiensive and impracticle has the
new law proved at the very outset, that
the 1 ost Uthce Department lias been com
piled in some particulars to disre
By it, not only all correspondence re
lating to the business of the Depart
ments, but all supplies issued therefrom
to subordinate officials, must lie prepaid
by stamps. These supplies include
packages of wrapping paper, . twine,
stamps, weighing-seales, jkc, some of
n Inch being very bulky and subject to
letter-rates, which are uniform through
out the country, it would cost the bov
eminent more to send by mail five miles
than by express to the remotest corner
of the I nion. lo avoid this dilemma,
the Post Office Department has just is
sued a circular to the effect that supplies
will still continue to be sent to post
masters free; and the treasury Depart
ment will undoubtedly be under the ne
cessity of pursuing a similar course.
and what better evidence could be giv
en of the imnronrietv of anv law than
that tlie Departments ot the Uoveru
ment are compelled by the necessities
of the public service to violate its pro
But it is in regard to the country
press that the injustice of the law is most
manifest. Ihe privilege of a free cir
culation in the county where published
is one which weekly papers have long
enjoyed, which the people have come to
view as a right, and the abo ition of
which can be of little benefit toih3 Gov
ernment. . It was granted to a d the
country press in its unequal contest
with the monopolizing city press; and,
whether it can be claimed, as a r'.ght
not, there never has been a time in the
history af the country, when it was
urgently demanded, or when, the argu
ment in its favor was bo strong as now.
As the country baa increased in population,
and the facilities for intercommu
nication have multiplied the circulation
and the influence of the city press have
enlarged, and the price of city weeklies
have been reduced in proportion.
Meanwhile, the country press, in its
more limited sphere, has been unable,
to compete with the city press in price,
yet the fact that it has been subject
no postage within the county where.
supported has operated in its favor,
Aow, the abolition of this privilege
which was uncalled for and utterly in
excusable, is equivalent to th-j levying
of a tax of ten per cent, on the subscrip
tions of the country press, in favor
that of the city. But state the case
favorably for our law-makers as possiblo
concede for the sake of the argument
that no newspapers are entitled to. such
special favor from the Government as
to be allowed free passage in the mails
even in the country where published,
and the inequality of this law is still
glaringly apparent. Had they Bought
in the interest alike of the Government
and people, to enacts a just and sen
sible nostal law, Bubjecting all matter
the payment of postage, the result
would have been otherwise. One rate
would have been provided for papers
out of the Mate, another and lower one
for papers in the county. To subject
paper to the same postage in the county
and even in the town where published,
as one published out of the State, is au
inequality not to be long tolerated by
free people, " ' ""
And a like injustice is done to tlio
country press liy the abolition of the
privilege of a free exchange of news
papers a privilege which they have al
ways enjoyed with the full consent of
the people." This, too, is in the intertst
of the city, and against that of the
country press. The large exchange list
of the city papers are burdensome t
them, and, w ith some honorable excep
tions, they are glad to curtail theiii,
while country papers must of necesity
be largely dependent upon their city ex
changes for generel news, and yet un
nble to pay the full subscription there-'
If it lie said that there is no good rea
son why any class of matter should be
exempt from the payment of postage,
we answer that this is a subject in which
the people, who bear all the burdens of
the government, are the most interest
ed, and that, so long as they do not
complain of these privileges, but regard
them with favor, it docs not become
their representatives to abridge them. It
is the policy of every wise government
to lay as few restrictions upon the diffu
sion of intelligence among the people as
possible, and it is with shame that, at
this late day, we witness an attempt un
der Republican rule, to reverse a policy'
so well established and time-honored.
There are ways enough in which to ef
fect economy and reform without stcop
ing quite so low. The path of duty leads
in another direction, and if our Repub
lican Representatives consult their own
interests as well as those of their con
stituents, they will seek to find it. Let
the few inexpensive privileges the peo-(
pie have always enjoyed remain undis;
turbed, and let the growing tendency to
avarice and extravagance in high places
be checked. Let the smaller positions
of trust and labor, which are notorious
ly inadequately salaried, be better pro
vided for, and let the larger ones no
longer be made sources of great pro! t
and corruption. Restore the franking
privilege, in accordance with its original
intent, iu the interests of the people, re-.
striding and guarding it withiu legitw
mate and proper bounds. Repeal tlio
law making the increase of salaries for,
the highest offices, which has so shocked,
the moral sense of the people, and re
adjust them on a more just and equita-.
ble basis. In short, give us Reform,'
and give it speedily, for the people de
mand it, and no party can safely resist
Rcmors. Madam rumor is a very un
reliable creature, yet she has more be
lievers than the Christian religion. Her
faintest whispers are to tens of thousands
the trumpet blasts of truth. It is strange,
but as true as it is 8trange,that the more
extravagant and unreasonable her re-.
ports are, the greater is the -confidence
placed in her w-ord. mere are tens oi
thousands who believe every bad report,
and shake their heads with grave suspi
cion at every good one. They are quick
to place rascality and hypocrisy to the
credit of their neighbors, but are slow:
to cancel them when facts disprove
them. We see this illustrated daily.
The tongue of idle gossip starts a base
slander about some public character. It
is caught up and retailed as truth. Not
a parucie Ol evtueuce goes mm it, m
it is believed, and when evidence to dis
prove it follows, people handle it cau
tiously and look over it for some flaw or
contradiction, hoping to nnd some plaus
ible ground on which to reject it, and
thus confirm their worst suspicions.'
True, this public character -may have
stood before the public gaze a score of'
years w ithout a blemish or a fault, but a
single breath of slander destroys in aa
hour the confidence which yeari of hon
orable toil have inspired.
Ihis is wrong! A good reputation
should be a shield to the man or woman
who wears it. It should entitle them to
the fullest measure of public confidence,
until rumor takes the form of facts.
We should not call upon them to prove
a negative, but demand from the accus
er positive proof that what is charged is
true. Nor -should respectable journals
circulate this miserable gossip that is
born of envy or malice. A single line
in type may effect an injury that can
never be repaired. Better ignore all
rumors that affect personal character
than to be a party to a wrong. If a ru
mor is true, you can afford to wait for
its connrmauon. n it is raise, ii khuiuh
never be strengthened by your influence.
Power ok as Ax. Tlie other day I
was holding a man by the hand a
hand as firm in its outer texture as leath
er, and his sun burnt face was as inflex-'
ibleas parchment; he was pouring forth
a tirade of ioi o lit on those who com
plain that they have nothing to do, as
an excuse for becoming idle loafers.
Said I, "Jeff, what do you work at?"
"Why," said he, "I Imught mo an ax
three years ago that cost me three dol
lars. That was all the money I had. I
went to chopping wood by the cord. I
have done nothing else and earned
more than 1600; drank no grog, paid
no doctor and have bought me a little
farm in the hoosicr State, and shall be
married next week to a girl who. has
earned $200 since she was eighteen. My
old ax I shall keep iu the drawer, and
buy a new one to cut wood with." After
I left him I thought to myself, "that ax
and no grog." They are the two things
that make a man. IIow small a capital
how sure of success, with the motto,
"No grog." And then a farm and wife,
the best of all.
A country maiden lately drove an ox
team into lnd anapolis, hauling a load of
wood. She said she cut the' wood, and
with ihe wood she bought a highly
dimmed hat, and with the hat she'l cat
oonntry swell. '
The ohief olei k of I h Treasury Depart
ment has made an estimate that it would
require 3.9TS tons ai d 150 poam'- 0
gold to pay off" ihe publio deb
United State. . U
Uncle Sam should 'Vucard the
and adopt the rao;ooll-t Jm M
rings m,t'il... ... i. -f .
Sweetening one's coffee ia generally
the first stirring event of the day.