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VOLUME XXIV--N0. 30.
' '. ; ASfiT ABULA, , OHJQ, 5 S ATURDAY; JULY 20, 1873.
WHOLE NUMBER 1229.
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Two Dollars peranaam-eaid stHefljr laadvane.
Cleirgrnitin rlll ba sopr-tlad with paper for fl
''" ADV1?RTISI0 BATES I
l ilr Unas or less of ."onparell make a sqnare.
Owiqiiittii,l ft Twoqurmmo.$ S 00
Onaiinare srks.. 150 1 TwosquarrsS man. S no
Onesqiiar 8 moe.. (Ml Twosqnaresl year, U 00
Onesqnare s mot.. 5 00 j Fotirsqnaros 1 jrcar IB 00
Onesqnare I jrr,. 8 00 I Half column 1 year, M 00
H istneasCarrlsnotorernreltnas per year, $5 00
Obituary intlcc"s not of general Interest half rates.
Local Notices Tea CunM a Una for taca Insertion.
of erery description attended to on call, and done In t
most tafftefnl manner.
8. ft. WRLI., Produce and Commission Mer
chant, for the pnrchaae and tale of, Western Reserve
Butter. Cheese and Hi-ted Frnlta. . ! (
Main street. ,shtahnla, Ohio. 19M
TILER CH'.I"l.K. Hosiers In Fancy and
Staple Dry Goods, Family Groceries, and Crockery.
South Store, Clarendon Block, Ashtahttla. Ohio. 10t5t
E. II. CII'KKT, Dealer In Dry floods, Orocerlnt,
Crockery and Olaas-Were, next door north of Flsk
House, Main street, Ashtarmla, Ohio. 1048.
J. HI. FACLKNRR ft RON, Dealera In Oro.
cerlee. Provisions. Flour, Feed, Foreign and Domes
tic Frnlta. Salt, Finn. Platter. Water-Lime, Seeds,
Ac., Main street, Ashtahiila, Ohio. , . ' t
W. REDHEAD, Dealer In F!or. Po k. Hams'"
Lard, and all kinde of Kith. Alto, all klndt of Fnml.
ly Grocerlee, FrnlM and Confectionery. Ale and Do
mettle Wines, - - - 1048'
J. P. nOBICR TSON tc SOW, Dealer In erery
description of Boott, Shoes. Htlt and Capt. Alto,
on hand a stock of choice Family Groceries. Main
ttreet, corner of Centre. Ashtabula, Ohio. . WTO
I. . HASKELL, Corner Rprtnirand Main eta.
Ashtabula, Ohio.. Dealers in .Dry Goods, Groceries
Crockery. Ac., Ac. , ' ' ' ., 10W5
, - a- i i c i f
L. HIOHRISON, Dealer in Dry-Oooda. Oro
eeriea. Boott and Sheet, IJata,': Cape.- Hardware
Urocksry, Hooka, ramie, una sc., Aanuouia u. mmi
HF.NHY P. FRICKGR, !W, ., realdenco oil
Church Street. North of the South Park. OfMcc In
Smlth'a New Block, upposlte the Fitk House. 110
OK, K. L, KINO, fhyslctan and Surgeon, office
oer Hendry A King's store, residence near St.Peter'a
Church. Athtahnla.. O UM8
DR. EAiflES, would Inform hia friends, and the
puh.lc generally that he may be found at his residence
on Park Ktreet, ready to attend to all professional
calls. O Otce hours, from IS to .9 P. M. Ashtabula O.
May Dl.lWiX ; ; . . , 1048
DIOORI! tc TERRT, Snrj-eor-a and Homapathlc
Physicians, No. 1. Main Street, Athtihnla. Ohio.
O.Uce hours from 7 to 9 A, M from 1 to P. M., and
THOMPSON HOUSE, Juflcraon, Ohio.
v . . i . M. J. FOOTB, Prop.
Good Llvory In connection with the Honte.
J. C. THOMPSON, Prop. .
Free Buss to and from the cart. ... 1204
F1SK HOliSK, Athtahnla, Ohio A. Field, Proprl
c or. An Omnibus running to and from every train of
eirs. Alto, a good llrerv-ttabla kept In connection
with this house, to convey passengers to any
point. ;': ; ' I0W
ASHTABULA HOI'SIS-A. i. Smith. Proprie
torMain St, Athtnbnla. Ohio. Laree Public llnll
good Livery, and Omnibus to and from the.depot.vl043
P.K.HALL. Dentist. Athtahnla, O. Oftlee
center struct, netween Mam anq I'arK.
fkti- W. NELSON, Dentist, Athtahnla, O.,
visits Conueaut, WcdnemUy and Thu -tday of
each week. .. HUH
W, T. WALLACE, D. D. S. Klngtvlllc.O It pre.
S tired to atten t to all nperat'on. In his profession.
e makes a speciality of "Oral Suraery" and saving
thauatural teeth, 11IIH
FRED. W. BLAKESLEE, Photographer an
dealer In Piclnret, UnuravliiKt, Chronins, Ac. havlug
large supply of Moulding ol various descriptions, la
prepared to frame any thing In the picture line, nt
short notice and In the best style. Second floor of the
Hall store, and door Sout h of Bank Ma tin street. IIHI4
XT. ': II. 'WILLIAMSON, Haddler and Harness
Maker, opposite Fitk Block, Main street, Ashtabula.'
Ohio, has on hand, and makes to order, in the best
manner, everything In hli line. ' - . lu'.ip
P. C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer In Saddles,
Harness, Hrldlua, Collars, Trunks, Wnlps, Ac, oppo
site Fitk Home, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1IH8
GEO. W. DICKlNaOX, Jeweler. Repairing of
all kinds of Wathces, Clocds and Jewelry. Store In
Ashtabula House Block. Ashtabula. Ohio.
JAMES K. 8TKBBINS, Dealer In Watches,
Clocks, Jewelry, Hllv.r anil Plated Ware, Ao. He
pairiug of all kinds done well, and all oruere prompt
ly attended to. Main Htreet. Ashtahnla t. HMO
JT. 8. ABBOTT. Dealer In Clocks, Watcliea, Jewel
ry, etc. ttugraving, Mending and Hepuiring done to
order. Shop on Main street. Couiuutut, Ohio.i tW8
t . ., ,
STREBTER, CIDDINOS CO., Jobbers aud
BnilduM. alao uutanf.ictiirers of loors, tash. b'inds.
Biding, Flooring, and Builders' Materials generally.
Especial intention tilven to Ulaaed Windows, Scroll
Sawiug, Mouldings Ac. i- -
G. A. Sl'UliETfilt A. U. GIDDINQS,
, J. A.KNAPP 1181
Q,. C. CVLLEY, Manufacturer of Lath. Siding,
Mouldlugs, Cbaeso Boxes' Ac. Planing-, Matching,
and Scrowl Hawing done on the shortest notice.
Shop on Mala street, opposite tl Upper Park, Ash
UhalayA)liloJ. t - - - - -' 440
FRENCH aVWKIBLEN M nnfnctcrers a Dealers
In all kinds of Leather lu demand in this market op
. poaltc 1'Bomll Fonndery. Ashtabula. HHP
SETWOCTR, ' SPERRV 4c CO., Manufac
turers Htovet, Prows and Colun-ns, Window Caos and
Sills. Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Shoes. Ac.
P hern I Foundry, Athtabula, Ohio. . 0!I1
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS7T?
W. H. HIHBAHD, Attorney and Countelorat
Law office over Newberry's Drug Stoie, Ashtabula,
Ohio will practice In all the courts of the State.
Collecting and Conveyancing made a specially. VlYi.
tt mm m A a. u ti I. j. tiaatsaMtai t .
neya aud Counselors at L aw, Asluabula, Ohio, wii'
practice In the Courts or Ashtabula, uikeand Heauga.
LaaAN 8. Sucbhah, Taaououa Hall.
J. n. Bhibhaii. 1048
EDWARD II. .FITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio. Special at
tention given to the Settlement of Estates, and to Con-
verauclug aud Collecting.- Also to all matters anting
under tne Bankrupt Lw. i'"
I. O. F1S4IER, Justice of the Peace and Agent for
m, uanioru, buu, a r ranKlin r ir msuraoce
nles. OiUce In th. store of Crosby A Wetberwax, on
Main Birueu, uuposiw um rist uoase. asuuiuuis
f. R. COOK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and
Notary Public, alto Kual Kstato Agent. Main street.
Over Morrison A Ticknor'a store, Ashtabula, O. U40
CiltULRJ BOOTH. Attorney Mid Counsellor
Law. Aahtahnla, Obio.J IUII6
CU n tc WBrilKR WAX, dealers In Stoves
Wire. Lamps and I.erap-Trliaming, Petroleum. Ae.,
opp'Mlte the risk nouse, Anuiouia. whi
Also, full slock of Paints, oils. Varnishes.
Brashes, Ac. till
GEORGE C. H UBIIAMD, Dealer In Hardware,
Iron, Hiewl and Null", Stoves. Tin Plate, Sheet Iron,
Cuppur aud Ztue. and manufacturer of Tin Sheet
Iron and Copper Ware, Fisk'a Block Aahlabila,
ir nii.niKoi.oTiiOHtLKI Dealor
in Water Lima. rtocco. Ami Plialer. kaul Kataut and
Loan Agent- Ashtabula Depot. - '
laUK. WILLIAM UCMPHBBY.
KDGAR HALL, Firs and Life Intaranca and Ileal
K-tata Agent, AIM. Notary Pitblis awl (kveyaneer.
OmeeoverBliecmaa and Haifa Law Otnca, Ashiabo
to, Ohio. 114ts
GRAND RIVER INSTITIV'TK, at Anllnbnrg.
Asntannia t., Ohio. J. Tnckerman, A. M., I'rtnct.
si. ran Term Bugla Taewlar A agist UIM- Hena
or Caulogna. IttStf
' J. H. W4TKOII8, Patntor, Oltalar, aad Paper
Banger. All work doaa with naataaaa and deepatau.
J. SVM. BLTTH, Ageatfortba Liverpool. L
aVw A Glob IntaraacaOo. Cask assets over tio.ouo,
uOGoM. la tat U. . M.50U.OUO. BsookAoldora ala
. ysvaosullylUlsla. Ul ,
M 4 RTIN NEWBEBBV, Druggist and Apothe
cajy. and general dealerln Drugs, Medicines, Wines
and Liqnors for medical purpose, Fancy and Toilet
Goods, Maine street, corner of Centre. Ashtabula.
CHARLES E. SWIFT. Aahtahnla. Ohio. Dealer
In Drugs and Medicines, Groceries. Perfumery and
Fancy Articles, superior Teat, Coflco, Spices, Fla
voring Kxtracte, Parent Mndlclnes of every descrip
tion. Paints. Dyes, Varnishes, Brushes, Fancy Soaps,
Hair Restoratives. Hair Oils, Ac. all of which will
be sold at the lowest prices. Prescriptions preps red
with suitable care. limn.
GE4HAE WILL ARD, Dealer ln Dry-Oooda,
Groceries, nats. Cant, Boott. Shoct, Crockery, (llatt
Ware. Alto, whok.snle and retail dealc In Hard
ware. Saddlerv. Nails. lron.Hleel. Drngt. Medicines,
Palnta. Oils. Dyestnn.. Ac, Mnln st Athtahnla. ions.
fOlIN DITCRO, Mannractnrer ot and Dealer In
Furniture of the bett detcrlpllona. and every variety.
Alto General Undertaker, and Manufacturer of CoOlns
to order. Main (treat, North ol South Public Square.
f. S. REACH, Mmnlectnrer and Dealer In First
Class Furnltrue. Alto. General Undertaker. 1188
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BANK, Ashta-
bu'a. Ohio. 11. Fasmitt. Pret't. J. 8i'. Bi.yth.
Cashier. Anthorired Cspllal. 500.0(10. Cash Capital
Bald in (100.000. H. Fassftt. J. B. Crosbt. C. K.
nucc. II J. Nftti.eton, B. Nrixii'. V m. Ki MriinrT.
E. O. WAnNin, Cuahlks Walker, P. F. Goon. Mr
octors. : IlaM.
THE ASHTABULA LOAN ASSOCIATION
CAPITAL f lmi.iKio Oflic Main Street, next door
aonthof Fitk House doct
Gknkrai. Bankino BtrtiNKta.
Buys and sells Foreign and Kastern Exchange, Gold,
Sliver, and all kind- of V. S. Seeurltl. t.
Collections promptlv attended to and remitted for on
day of payment, at current rateaof exchange.-,.
Interest allowed on time deporita.
F.Stlllman, . Geo. C. llnhhurd, Lorenao Tyler,
J. B.Shepard, J.W.Haskell. 11. L. Morrison,
S. H. Farrington. 1828
F. SILLIMAN, Prut. A A. SOITTHWICK. Ctuhltr.
EDWARDG. FIERCE Dealers In Clothing, Hats
Caps, andGenta Furnleliing Goods, Ashtabula. O. 884
WAITE tc SILL, Wholesale and Retail
Dealers In Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods
Hats, Caps, Ac. Ashtabula XK
ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH
On and after Monday June 10th, 178, and until
potlce trains will run as follows :
RttMNINO SOUTH. RUNMNO KOBTH.
NO.. NO, S. STATIONS.
A. M A. M.
6 50 L.R.AM N. Crossing
T 00 ; II 15 .Asl.tnbnln
7 40 7 18 ....Mliall Hill !....
7 5S 7 4 Autlinlitirg
8 Sft 7 80 Ea'.'levillo
0 7 M Hoi k Creek
8i 8 M Home
4 8 10 Nu Lyme. ...
' 10 10 H' Orwell
: 10 60 8 45 BI"omfleM
'11 15 8 63 ....North llrltiol....
11W H 03 ...Brlttol Centre...
11 80 II ....Uravel Ha! k....
ia SO 0 S8 Champion
18 M 9 41 A. A G. W. Crossing
11 0i 40 Warren
1 40 10 05 Nile
, !6 - 10 8 Glrard
1 S S5 10 35 Ilrl.-.r Hill
50 ' 10 45 ...Yonnwluw
8 00 10 50 ..Eat Youngstown..
! ,. 8 10 Plttsburgk
Pi at.' r. M.
NO. 1. NO. 8.
r. h. p. u.
t 15 5 00
1 58 4 18 .
1 411 8 58
1 84 8 115
1 10 S DO
1 OH iW
l on a io
la 45 1 40
1a 5 ia bh
la i4 la aa
i ot ia is
11 50 11 M
II 45 10 firt
' 1 1 ail 10 (HI
11 a5 9 4
11 05 s a
10 47 7 64
10 85 7 a
10 85 7 (HI
10 80 8 50
A. K. A. U.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after May 85th, 1818, Passoiger, Tialua
. will run a follows:
No. 7.lNo. 6No. l. a ationb. N j. 8 No,0 No. 8
; a ou
, a 40
Oil City East..
a Oil l lty West
x7 881 Run
. 7 :I5'! Franklin. ..
x7 68 Summit
7 6n!r. Polk
8 10 Kiiymllton..
8 871 Nil pics
8 Still Hionehoro .:
r. it ctio
1 8 88
i 8 85
: 8 SO
x8 H5 Itrnuch .
x Andover.... .
a Jefferson. ...
8 16 Cleveland ,
P S I ! -
Trains stop only on Signal. Trains do Dot Stop.
ETelegiiiph Stations. Cleveland Tlnio. -
The Way Freight trains atop at Jefferson In going
West, at 4.88 P. M., and going Kattat 7;50 A. U. These
trains carry passengera. . x i t
Passenger tare at the rate of 8 cents per mile ; to way
sinuous, cuunieu lu even nan nimca. n ; t
8 SO ... 10
8 OH V OS
00 i (i 66
I 50 8 48
Xl 44 8 84
1 87 ' 8 88
Xl 811 ' . h 00
1 14 7 6H
I 08 7 40
18 46 7 88
18 48 ' 7 ao
X18 87 X7 85
18 80 ' 7 14
18 lh ' 1 114
: 18 ua 1 A 60
11 on . - 0 40
0 00 80
11 10 8 68 A 88
11 O- H 4a 8 16
10 ti i -.'6 II 01
10 4b ft 1v B 58
10 Ml 8 (14 6 46
10 18 7 45 A 8
H 60 7 88 5 18
II 45 7 1.- 5 00
0 b 7 10 18 10
7 8b 4 80 10 4i
A M e M V M
II ARBOR BBANCH-A. J. Ac F. R. R.
Lv. .Ashtabula 11.60 A. M. J Lvi Harbor 18 80 p.m.
Ar. at Harbor 18. 10 p.m. Ar. at Ashtabula 18.45 p.m.
Humiaya excepted. - .
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted May 26th, 1872.
IJULLMAN'S biBt'DrHwiiirr-iotMii ami
Sleeping C aches, combining all modern tin.
provumenta. are run through on all trains from lur)'nlo,
stuspHuslon Bridge. Niagara Fallt; Cleveland and Clii.
clnuuti to New York, umkiiig direct conueclinn wilb
all Hues or foreign and coastwise steamers, and also
wun nonnu nieaiuers sua railway lluva fcr Boston aud
viner nuw ciigiuiiu ciiies.. , ,
SNo. 18.1 No H
8 00 "
: ' - , No. r
6 00 "
flirton: , " 4 80 " 180 " 5 40 pa
Susp, Bridge.' " 4 40 " 1 40 " 46 "
NUgara Fulls " 4 44 ' 1 46 6 50 "
Buflalo" " , 6 110 " "-a "o"so" "7"
Attica '" 8 18 " '8 48 ITiw
Portage.... ' 7 17" 4 4S " I I n "
lloriMllevllle ' 8 85 " 05 ' HI 80 "
Aodlaou " 0 18" 1 UP " II 85 "
Rochester..,.,. ...... ' 6 85 ' 4 00 ' TT.TT.TT
Avon C " 16", 48 "
Bath... v ' g 88 " 86 "
Corning.... .. 840.. 7 S5 iTuTTa
F.liiiira..,.v..,,...Arr. 10 10 " 8 08 " 18 86"
Waverly,... :..f.,.1 m 47 i ' 8 40 i) is p. a
t'UIUdelplilai.......Tr 8 (ll 'l ;., sou"
Owego.. " 11 ai "" "lir" TboaTb
Blngtwmtoa s " it 08 " 11005 185"
Great Bend i an ,B 106"'
SusMnehan'a ,.; U46" 1060 8 811"
Deposit I M ua 4 07 "
Hancock " ton" lvOSa.a 4 87 "
Lackaw xen... 8 46 '
iliMiesrtale j... " i o" 7,7. ifPipJS"
PortTjervia V" IBO-V nT,J
Mlddletown.... " 6 10" 868 ' aiM
Goshen 2 YS
Pat lemon " a 80 " 'J5 60 " a M 't
Newark I" 0 48 niis""
jersev City " 8 60 " I II 88 " 1 aT "
New York " 7 00 pal too 104OA.M
" I 0 AMI 4 50PJS.1 JlOili p
Arrangoaaenl of prata Inar-Boout anal
r bleeping foarhss, .
No. I. Bleeping- Coaches from Cleveland so Hornells.
vllle. aud Drawlng-Room CoaUiea from Suspen
sion Bridge, Niagora Falls and BiifTale to New
No. 18. -NlrepingCoachea rrom Cincinnati. Snspension
Hrldro. Niagara r'alls. Buffalo and llornellsville I41
New York; also from Hornelisvllle to Albany
No. 8. HlevpingCoaehe from ievelHnd. Hnspenslon
Bridge. Niagara Falls and Baffalo to Sawqnebanna
and Drawing Room Coaches from Snsquerauna
' t to New York.
1 Ask for tickets by way of Erie Railway.
For Bala at alltbe principal Ticket oalcea.
, - , Jao. N.AanoTT, Ueu. Pat. Agent. .
Sawing, Planing and Matching.
Tlll$ nnriprMniieil havinc. . pnrcliriHl
t be machlnerv formerly used by M. A. Hilchcock.
eaahe foasa at His old stand, at Cautra Buaet R. K
ALL KINDS OP PLANING, MATCHING
! i ' BAWINQ, ETC., L . .
will be den with yroaiRtneaa, and at fa'r living rttna.
18lif H. L. W1CBB.
ALLpnrtfes Tiavinfp an nnettleil' ac
count with ajie, will plaaaacall wlthoat delay, al
Jo T. Sraswo's al th oalea mt M, H. Flick, aad a4-
jusi its saoua, lauju mj aaaa ar noia.
! , , O.B.M069,ll,D.
THE PRINTER'S DEVIL.
Clotliin latu rod,
With bit liroom In hand,
) jlifl.' em stand.
'Ntiini tlio csiics,'' 4
Type ntitl iCfa .
Tranitivlfd where tbey fell
iiy tins riuio :
Doomed In go to
! , Printcra' baltr "hell."
... . i. . r 1
Running; Milier, .
'I all of all the Staff, ,
Out and In doiira,
Doing all rlinri-8,
Briogin Itlt'gmphc J
Rune or copy,
Nor dure aiop'lie ' i , ! I
For Ills paper bat ;
. All Hie jonr'nien, , . .
Save Ibf ton niHTii '
Yelling forome rat,"
' "Provrs" Hie gulloya 1
Then be sullies,
On Butaiilo plnloa
From the news room
To tbe Imodium .1
Pnrt.of bis dominion.
And Ihc 1iohi 8 , t
Otlen cross ns ,
Brnrs williln llicir boKa
Mukc the devil
Find hi level , '
' '. Stirring Up the cools. '
Wnsblng roller, i ..
lii'ingiug con I or
: Lugging WRtvr-pail ;.
Time he wastes uot . , .,, -n
Al the pasle miI,
When the week's done,
Tli en he seeks one
Where the greeubucks ly,
There to settle -' ',
For the little - ' 1 .
:i Dt vil It to pay. '
In Ibis spirit
. There is merit.
For from tint or shame ;
By lib training, - . '
Good tind honorcdnnnie.
Legislnlors, . , !
Scienlilic men, '
Have arisen 1 .'
From the prisou
v Ol' the printer's den. .
TEN MINUTES TOO LATE.
TALE WITHOUT A MORAL.
I hiive always "been lute all my life. I
liogiin it ly lieing ton minutes late for a
title and fortune. In this wise it linp
dened: My motlieryVter ten years of
mariiiigPt during which time she had
not nmde the Klightest nttetniit at pre
sent ing my fsther with an heir, suddenly
announced that she had great hopes of,
in time, supplying him with the lnucli
desired hlosNing. (ireat hopes thev
jiroved themselves to he, for one lovely
June morning, she not only conferred
on my father one son, hnt'being deter
mined to do nothing by halves, ten min
utes nftei-wnrds 11 second made his np
pearance. The eldest son was at once
HaniH'd as sm-lij- and invested ; with ia,
piece of blue ribbon which I should
think formod a pleasing contrast with
the crimson wrist it adorned that no
mistake as to his identity should occur,
while I, not heincr exne'eted. r-nmo nIT
second-best in honor itnd attention, and
went shares' in nil the goods "the gods
had provided for mv brother i. e., his
moo, jus cioines and Ins cradle. Of
course we were the'image of each other,
mid being strongly impressed with the
fact we naturally grew up to admire
each other intensely. I never, however,,
quite forgave him for giving me the go
by in my entrance into life, until he
squared matters by out-running mo1 iii
another race, which proved more to my
advantage than the first; ' It is this ad
venture which I am about to, relate, , ,
First, it is necessary 'to te'lf you that
through a whim of .mother's, we were
christened by the ' respective names of
Charles and Charlewqpd;, my father's
name was Manners; my mother, having
been an heiress of the name of Comp
ton, had conferred it, ' with' herself, 'on
my grateful father, whose acres before
his marriage were not equal to his an
cestry, aud whose barouetcy , ,was ,ber
stowed upon him' by. an impoverished
monarch, who received in exchange an
equivalent, and rather more, in the coin
of his realm. '.. Such being the case,' the
doubl pntronymic of Compton Manners
descended to the twin, offspring of the
illnsTions, couple aforementioned, and
remained, their undisputed ; possession:
as my mother, after that supreme and
highly- successful effort of maternity,
rested on. her laurels, so to speak; and
no other child arrived to share 'my for
tune as a younger son. , I have pot men
tioned that it was a 'whim of my moth
er's to call us both by christian names
beginning with the same letters, and the
same whim caused her to increase, if
possible, the likeness between us, by
dressing ns exactly alike. Uf course,
this created endless confusion, but luck
ily when we had both attained the acre
of twelve vcars, my hair grew rapidly
darker, while my brother's retained its
rich auburn color. This, at once, great
ly to my mother's disgust, proclaimed a
difference between ns, though We. pos-.
sessed the same blue eyes, dark eye
lashes and regular features.
I pass ever the school-days at Harrow,
a year at Christ church, and, finally, as
we would have it so, our first separation,
my brother Charley getting his commis
sion in the gnards, while I contented
myself with one in the rifle brigade: and
I had not bceii Jn that most edifying
and steadiest of dear old regiments for
a month before I became fully convinc
ed that the guards were nowhere as
compared with it, and not for gold un
told would I bavq exchanged my dark
green there is really as much green
about it as there is in a London square
for the grander trappings of the house
1 When I was about two and twenty, it
chanced that my brother's battalion of
guards and my battalion of the rifle
brigade were ordered to Montreal, we
preceding the guard bj a few ;wek. Jt
happened to be about the time that a
certain political outbreak was feared,
and soon &fter our arrival In Montreal I
) was eont on detaobswbtf to country
town to frighten the disaffected inhabi
tants into good behavior. This proceed'
ing, strange to say, gave great delight
to some of them, though I fear it was on
ly the female portion of the town of Ag
nesville, Canada West, who hailed our
advent, not only as a protection, bnt ns
a break -in the monotony of an other
wise decidedly dull country town. Yon
must know that in. those Jays of youth
mid folly, dear reader, I prided myself
on an unexceptional taste 111 beauty, and
to keep up my supposed credit for this
I Went systematically to work to ascer
tain who was the belle par excellence
before I fixed on any young lady as 'my
"muflin" during our stay in Agnesville.
For the first week I flirted generally;
the second week ' I began to reduce the
circle of my acquaintance; the third
found me in a state of waver between
two beauties, and by the end of the first
month I was, figuratively speaking, on
my knees before Miss Marguerite l)uval,
who, I had now quite made up my mind,
was one of . the most lieautiful, as well
as one of the most innocent and simple
minded of her sex. Who could doubt
the fact for an instant who had been per
mitted the felicity of gazing at her?
When with her, I felt inspired like Mon
trose, "To maka her glorious by my pen, and famous by my
When I was away from her don't be
shocked my sentimental reader I felt as
it I had had nothing to cat tor a fortnight,
followed by an extraordinary tendency
toward Villa Duval. This, I suppose,
was sympathetica! electricity.
Let me descsibe her 5 let me in fact,
make her glorious by my pun, as the sub
stitute ot a rifle, I fear precludes tbe possi
bility of h inning her lame by other means.
She was tall and slight very slight.
Now this si ghlites is to my mind, al
most a faull in a Canadian beauty, and it
is in the one respect ol figure that the
English maidens excel their Canadian
sisters. Imploring your pardon for this
digression, lei me proceed with my por
trait. Very slight, with a graceful piqu
ant head, crowned with quantities of
silky hair, mussed in an extraodinary and
luyti rious way, nil loops ai.d twists, and
coils and sunshine. No it was not dyed,
and it was not bought. SUts tainted in
my arms once, and though it came tum
bling down in glorious and gulden con
tusion, it did not tumble of!'. These won
ml tresses, were cut siraiglit across the
lorehead a la Vandyke. 1 am aware that
this way 01 arranging the hair is geuer
slly'comdeinned as "bad style," but it
was not as common then its il is now,
and I boldly say, nothing' can be mora,
booming when it forma a fair and silken
fringe, over a soft, young forehead and
dark penciled eyebrpws,'1 As lor the eyes,
II is simply impossible to describe them.
Tlioy were evei yihiug by turns and noth
ing long. - - Ys, they were? always beau
tiful melting, burning, laughing, loving,
scoiuing. .They wert), large, they were
brown, with very large, diluting irides,
and they were guarded by a double file
of lashes, long, soft, and almost black,
and as I write, these, words in praise ol
her wonderful eyes, helping my memory
by aglancJm'a vignette by Not man that
does them but team justice, the recollec
tion of them even now will stir the blood
III my veins, and cause my heart to beat
almost ns lumnluiously as if I were once
more 'gating into their unfathomable
depths in the conservatory, or, to use
Maggie's own words, "the Flintorium,"
at Ville Duval.
; It niMsl not be supposed that I was 'al
lowed undisputed possesion of the first
place in 'Miss Marguerite ' Duval's ' aflVc
lions. Had lluit been 1 he case, I ask my
self, looking back as' I do now over an in
lerveniiig liipse of jjrjic, hoiy long should
1 liitvc valued such s'ufitury p issession ?
And I answer after reflection, and always
taking the lapse of lime into considera
tion, 1101 an hour I 1 should have cer
taitily have sent in my resignation, which
she "-wVhiH r have accepted as grace
fully as she did everything, from boqneis
id br'afcelefs,' wit h n. ' faint sigh, ' perhaps
over the fickleness of mankind generally
and soldiei kind individually. Jiut Miss
Duval was iever,dooiuel to receive mor
tification ai my hands; She had swarms
of admirers, some of whom were declar
ed lovers, and I who was very young
and very foolish aud not .a little vain,
actually allowed myself to be aggravated
iii I u falling in love with bur; 1 really can
not describe the 'process' in any other
way, and .the, amount of excitement I
weut, Ihi'LUgh in keeping my-place among
my rivals and my anxiety always to be
Hist by Iter side almost cured-me ol my
etily tailing. - - "
When the rifle brigade, or to ue .the
Agnesville abreviutio'n, ,"the brigade,"
had been quartered there two months, it
was agitated among us that a ball to our
hospitable eiitcrtaiiie'rav would n)ot only
bo right and proper, but' politio--in faci
the only thing wauling to-restore coin
plelly aud iniiuediatly that, loyal stale ol
feeling that once existed 1 in Agnesville.
We at once called a- meeting to discuss
and settle this important matter with
out more delay, as we were in tear of be
ing recalled to headquarters immediately,
now that the Fenian panic seemed to
have abateik After the question of funds
had been discussed, and we had nil de
clared our readiness to place our enor
mous loi tunes al the disposal of the mess
committee, (he next question was moot
ed as to "when" aud "where ?"
"When? Nexi week," was the an
swer fro 111 one of the younger and more
eui husiasik) of the 1'rince Consort's own.
"Where ? In the Ayhner's hall, to be
sure, not in ibis wielclied 1 rat hole they
call a barrack."
The first part of this suggestion was
negatived as impossible by the steadier
members of our council, the second was
taken into consideration and ultimately
carried without a dissenting voice. "The
bait was finally fixed for thai day fort
night at Ayluier's hall, a tolerably good
sel of public reception rooms in the heart
of the little town which were used for
slate affair and small entertainments,
and called Ayluier's hall, after a former
Canadian governor of that name who bad
passed through the lowu during its erec
tion. ; It wu tbe day before tbaflluwd lor
onr ball, and when my arduooa duties
were over, I drove ontlo Villa Duval to
see la belle Marguerite. Il was lovely
weather in early spring, and tbe delicate,
tender, green gran aud foliage was an
tnexpressi'ile relief after the endless wea
rying miles of snow we had been gazing
on and walking over for mouths. The
sun had already nttaiued considerable
heat, and when I reached my destination
I found the jalousies close.!, the awnin
spread over the balconies, and s.ime of
the inhabitants of the villa asscubleil nt
dcr the colonnde, while the more venture
some were rcturniiiff to croquet" With all
the zest that a long interval devoted to
ul t- and toboggin was likely to inspiie
them with. " ., . ,
i wa received with a considerable de
gree of enthusiasm, and a flattering in
crease of color on Maggie's fair cheeks
as she led hi r game and came forward,
mallei in hand, to greel mo. I was not
little annoyed, however, when I dis
covered in a young man who was her
partner in croquet, one of my brother
officers as I had hoped I should reign
supreme on this occasion and did not
fancy the espionage now and the chaff
afterwards, that would most assuredly
be my lot, I therefoie rather suriily re
fused Marguerites request that I should
joiu ibeir parly on the lawn, and throw
inj myself lazily on a rtii; that was spread
under the colonade, devoted myself to a
younger sister of my niehuntr.-ss, who,
for her age scarcely sixteen had a very
fair idea of .flirting. Miss Eunice wat
kept, as a rH, in the background, and
how heartily she enjoyed on this occa
sion being tirft instead of second I could
see by tht dimples around the mouth
and the quiver of the dark eyelashes, in
spite ol her efforts to look ile'mtire. My
back was turned on the croquet party,
but I could see the whole scene reflected
ponorama-like in the plate glass of the
window in front of me and in spite of
my excess 01 temper 1 was not a little
amused al the evident pique which Mag
gie endeavored to hide by apparent ab
sorption in her game, and I was as usual
irresisiably fascinated by her grace, ami
the perfect foot she displayed in Ihc rap
id ni" emcnis emailed by the Vagaries ol
Meanwhile Euuico did It Mfe inretteu
to perfection, and while her -little while
fingers moved rapidly, through her tat
ting or some other pretentions work she
was erigaged in, her eyes anil tongue
were not slothful.
"And you will, you promise'me, won't
you Mr. Manners ?" she said ending with
these words a 1 torrent of vivacious non
sense about her first ball and Iter fears
that I should be too grand to dance
"Willi such a stupid little thing as me,
'Yes, you poor little Cinderilla, I will
do anything in the world, to please yon,"
I rfplied returning her soft' glance .'with
interest, and in absurdly tender tones;
for i could see in my impromptu looking-glass
that Maggie was approaching
and probably within earshot.
Eunice to do her justice looked a little
astonished, and, I fancy received an ad
monishing look from her sister, lor she
got up and went into the house, saying
something about ordering tea, aud then
Maggie and 1 were left to a certain ex
tent, alone, s. the house was a square
surrounded by a piazza, the step or two
1 nan iHKen in rising ttail carried me
around one corner of it, a . newly leafed
ana ihickly-growing Virginia creeper
screening us from lhn rt'Sl of the party.
There was silence for a moment and
then she said, "Coniu and see the moii-
, Dear me J how many tete-a-tete visits
we paid that monkey; aud how very lit
tle 'attention that small representa
tive of our former inglorious but tin
Irammeled stale ever received ! In that
day Mr. Darwin's theory had not attained
its present beauiilul perfection; had such
been the case, what iuexbaustble resource
of scientific art-augment would that little
animal have suggested to us! As il was,
in my foolish, and I must add, .insolent,
ignorance of the close connection be
tween ourselves and thai little gibbering
nut-cracker, I wondered how god, who
had created so frightful a parody 011 man,
could have devised so beauiilul a crea
lure as the fair woman who stood beside
me, holding ou. her delicate snow-white
hand to be emptied of its treasure of
nuts hy a black paw with cuived nails,
and hairy cuticle. .
I'm don litis little digression; perhaps
the reason of our undue partiality for the
monkey was thai he lived iu a house suit
able as to size, al the end of a long ave
nue, which bouse by a fortunate coinci
dence, and a lucky contrivance ot art
aud nature, was uot visible from any
window of the villa ; moreover by keep
ing under the piazza lor a yard or so, we
douid diverge Iroot thence Into I Ins ave
nue willi out any one from the oilier
side being -the wiser. Alter a few mo
ments spent in laying iu a stock ot nuts
tor Dolly we started cautiously aud rap
idly 011 ourliule excursion.
" We must not be long," said Maggie,
"for tea will be ready directly, aud I
guess I shall be wanted."
"It may be the last lime I shall ever
see the monkey, I said pathetically, not
111 the leual seeing bow ridiculous my re
mark inusi kouud. I have since thought
how well Maggie resisted ihe temptation
lb laugh thai must have assailed her,
for she had a strong sense of the ridicu
lous. She replied, without a muscle of
her face moving :
"Capt. Johnstone was telling ns you
expect to be recalled soon, but I hope it is
only a false report. We should miss you
all really I"
'I don't supposo you'd care," said I,
shaking the basket of nuts so energetic
ally that two or three hopped out on the
gravel path and necessitated our both
stooping to pick them up. If two faces
did get close together for a second, what
matter? There was only ' Dolly, the
monkey looking on, and he could uot tell
tales luckily Is .
"I don't suppose you'd care," said I,
repeating tbe question and trying to get
a peep at the eyes that were shaded by
tbe envious straw bat. ,
She did not reply: she did far better,
raised those darkly. -Ixiuged .lidf fld gaz
ed fullat me. Was there tear trembling
on me lasnesr
There surely was, and the thought In
toxicated me, 1 caught her round ,,the
waist, anu drawing her unresistingly to
wards me, began, "My darling!" In an
other moment I should have poured my
love into her car, when a rustling in the
neighboring buhes and a laugh startled
inc. and I had barely released Marguer
ite when from behind this monkey-house
appeared Johnstone and VibcHe ingenue.
Maggie, who hrtd fled from ' rny grasp,
had instantly regained Ticf composure,
ana began to feed, poor neglected Dol
ly, who was chatting and grinning, and
trying with his paw stretched to its ut
most length to reach the nnt," talking
to inm as if she had but one thotfght in
life, and that thought giving a monkey
At that moment, balked as I-wa, 1
hated Eunice, Johnstone, the monkeyj
everything bnt .Mauguente, whom I lov
ed with a passion which astonished my
self. "I came for tbe keys," said Eunice,
with an aggravating pert smile and
knnwii-all-about-it sort of look.
"And w hat did Capt. Jonhstone come
for,!" said Mauguerite, bestowing her
last niit on the monkey, and speakiugin
the sweetest tones imaginable.
"To see your charming monkey, Miss
Duval," replied Johnstot.e, siiiiliiif,
"and to assist your sister in search for
"Hang the keys!" said I semi-anda-bly.
"Yes" but that's just what Mar
guerite won't recollect to do though
mamma has had a nail driven in for her
and all," said Eunice with a delightful
What the "all" was I was never fated
to hear, for Marguerite made no more
effort to renew our tcte-a-tete by dis
patching her sister to the house with
the said kevs in great hopes that! Cant.
jonnstonc would think it necessary to
escort ner on her return journey, bnt
she and I were doomed to be disappoint
ed, for Johnstone stuck to us preerving
lv from that moment until I took leave.
I only just managed, as I pressed her
band at parting, to whisper, "Keep the
first dance for me to-morrow night,"
and even this was overheard by John
stone, who said: ;
"He'll not be there to claim it, Miss
Duval. Don't-yonwait for him; he was
never known to keep an appointment, in
his life," and a good deal more in the
same pleasant, bantering strain. It was
enough to try the patience of a saint, and
as I never pretended to - be worthy of
canonical honors, my reader, unless
he or she happens to be blest with a super-angelic
nature, niay easily picture
to her or himself the horrible temper I
was in when I mounted my dog-cart to
return to the barracks in company with
my interfering friend, Capt. Jolmstone.
1 liad, indeed, descended to the petty
revenge of refusing him the lift back
that he had the audacity to demand 'but
the' recollection that if 1 did so, he would
probably remain in my beloved's com
pany until the next cur passed, made me
deem it more prudent to comply. '
Johnstone was really a friend of mine
and a good fellow,, but posessed, ' as I
then thought, of no tact whatever. Di
rectly we were off, he begau cheerily?
"What's the row old fellow! Won't.
she have anything to say to vou?"
"I beg you will not make Miss Duval
the Subject ot my loolish gesting, 1 re
Dlied. with ditrnitv. '"
He gave a whistle long and' low",
"Why vou don't mean ' to say,' Charlie
it's as serious as sail that? I am sorry I
. I vouchsafed no reply,' bnt ! gave the
inare a savage crtt.' My companion lit a
cigar, nnd after a putt or two began:
"littt, seriously, Manners-1 hope you
are Hot caught You are far loo young
and the girl lias nothing but her looks;
these I admit, are good enough to turn
an older head than yours; but still yon'll
be a great fool to give up all your future
to a pair of fine eyes.
"n lint the d can it matter to
vou what I do?" I retorted, further in
censed by the contempt expressed for
my two-and-twenty years. "And I con
sider the expression you use with refer
ence to being caught extremely offensive
in the strongest sense of the word, to
Uuval, whose name. I request may uot
lie lnentioiieil 111. my presence.
"Uli, these boys, these, boys, grum
bled my adviser; then laying his -hand
firmly on my shoulder, he said, "Now,
look here Manners, you are a capital
gofld fellow far too good a fellow to
make a fool of yourself and quarrel with
your best friend.'
You are irritated just now, and not
likely to tako a favorable view of my
Some day you will thank me for the
last hour's work. I am many years old
cd t h 1111 you, and I have saved more
than one Youngster from marrying in
haste, ana repenting at leisure, and, by
love! I'll save you, w hethcr you like it
I was provoked at his obstinacy, bnt
his good-tempered face and littl twink
ling eyes not unlike the monkey we
had just left upset my gravity and for
getting my dignity, I burst into a hearty
"That's all right," 6aid my unthwart-
able friend; "I see I'm forgiven, Charley.
I wish at the same time, I could see any
signs in your face of taking iny advice
and letting the matter drop now and for
I became grave again, and replied,
stiffly, "I am obliged to you for your
advice, Johnstone, and I um sure you
mean it kindly; but I consider I am com
promised and bound in honor to propose
to Miss Duval; and moreover, I tell you
frankly that I intend to do so, to-morrow
night, at the ball."
Now, to tell the truth, until that mo
ment I had never quite made up my
mind to take the final step; and as to
compromised officers in the army, who
are always running tbe blockade, so to
speak, know a trick worth two of that.
liut I had recovered my temper a little,
and with it strong temptation bad set
in to defy my self-instituted mentor.
Tne latter shrugged hia -Oildsrs, and
merely remarking, "That'a being all set
tled, it is useless to ditcass the subject'
further until the lady has x-ither accept
ed or. rejected your'r changed the topio,
and we talked away amicably until wo'
reached oor quarter in time to dress for "
mess. After the convivial reoast wan'
over, I beaj a retreat to my own room, ,
as I found the mess coimttee had bv no
means exnaustea tne subject 0 the com-,
ing ball. - -.'' ' 1 ' . 1 - , ..
Now, from : persons cprience, I
should say that a good dinner, a fair al-'
lowance of wine, a luxurious arm-chair,
solitade and pijse, are to a mart, hower '
tr slightly in love, fuel to the flames;'
and if your experience tells you the same
I need hardly ssy that on this particu- 1
lar evening, under then particular cir
cumstances, iny thoughts had a decided ;
leaning to one subject. "Should I pro- '
pose to Marguerite Duval, or no?" Pru
dence that, too often fatal enemy to .
to the tender passion Said "Yes." And
Love, having formidable allies before
mentioned to strengthen his cause, was
on the point of gaining a victory over '
his stern adversary, was recalled to a '
senac of present position bv the epcninir '
of the ante-room door, from whence dis-
tasteful sounds of mirth were borne On
the tobbaceo tainted air: then, as I fear- -
ed, stes approached myjdoor, which I
nau taken ihc precaution of locking. .I t
paid no attention to a loud knocking,
which, was . followed immediately by, a '
violent wrench at the handle, and'"! ar,
old fellow!" . J
"Well?" I growled, surlily. " '
"I sav. old fellow!" ..
"Well?" (still more snrlilv, and drawn
out into a prolonged tone of irritation.) '
"it s only me Hood; 1 want to speak
to Aoti." - ' '
Here another voice chimed in: "Oh 1 '
leave him alone he's a sulky brute and ;
come and have a game of pool." Thin
tbe speaker walked oft leaving Hood mas
ter ot the popiliou. .1
Hood, as, we generally call him, Hob-
inwas a great ally ot mine and as good a
teiiow as ever iwea ; so, repenting ot my
ungraciousness, I opened my door cau
tiously aiitl admitted hiu. Though I
had yielded so far, I was too sulky to of
fer him' my favorite arm-chair, but let ,
him make himself as happy as he could ' '
iu an American rocking-chair, with his "
fiet upon anoihcr. Next came the inev
itable question : . Klot anything" to
"What a bore you are f I replied, civ- '
il y, and dragging my weary limbs out of
my ciiair 1 produced trom an oaken bureau
some shelzer brandy, champagne, and .
some old ; Venetiau glasses, of which I
was not a little proud, ., , ,
"Why, old fellow, you have got an at-. ,
tack of the blue devils, to-night, and no ,
mistake," said my companion, helping (.
himself liberally to liquor. "I'll give you '.
some of this delectable beverage," aud
you'll be all square in no time at all. '
. Having taken a dose of that remedy of
the British sub against all evils, I became
more aim able, and we both began to
smoke. At last Hood asked, as he knock
ed the ashes out of the topot his old gen
tleman's expansive bead, and proceeding
to refill it again from the contents of a '
small . seal-skin tobacco pouch. "Any -.
plans for 10-morrow, Manners? I vote 1.
we get away from tlio busy 'haunts of
man, especially eomiuitte-nien." 1 .
."No, I no, plans; and I perfecly ,
agree with, yon thai flight or suicide is .
the only course left open to us."
"Not going to see Mademoiselle Mar
guerite, eh?" This was said too gravely
tor me to take umbrage. 1 glanced at
him to try aud detect chaff, but hia face ,.,
was as sober as a judge's is popularly. t
supposed to be, and wearing that pecu-.
liarly dreamy expression the physioguo-"
my of man derives from thepeii'ect en
joyment ot a'secotld pipe. J "' "
"No I was there, to-day," I said,'cou-h '
scions of a wretched failure iu my at-' '
tempted unconcern of tone. "' "
Puff, puff, trom Kobin, and'silence'for
a lew seconds. "Iam a going to drive ' '
to Netherootes," he presently said, up- "
parenlly regardless of my last remark.1 '
"Will you come?;Lct me see, do you 1
know them?" - :
"I know the son ; and between you and
me I think he is a bit ct a cad,"
"Not a bit of one, but the whole ani- .
mal," replied Hood; "but the girls are
pretty, and sing like sireus, , liy Jove," ':
he added waxing quite enthusiastic,
"I could listen forever kto Paulina's ,
"Are these young ladies Terpsieborca
as well as Euierbes ?". I asked senteu- '
"What the deuce do you mean?" said ,
Robin, w ho was not well up iu his clas
sics, not having had the advantage of a
college education (?)
"Well, in plain English, are they dan- "
cers as weil musieiaus? Aud are they
coming to our ball?"
"Decidedly. ' I have promised to dine '
there aud escort them hither; and I
have an invitation for you to do the '
I was about to express my approval :
of the arrangement, tor I had long wish- :
ed to make the Miss Faushawa' acquain
tance, when my appointment with Mar
guerite flashed to my recollection, and I
"I should like to oro with vou. of all
things Robin; but won't it make us latu 1
at the ball? For tbe colonel expressed
a hope we should be there all to receive
"Is that your only reason for wishing :
to be early? Hut I won't chaff you, iny ,
dear Charlie," replied Kobiii. "To re- ;
lieve your mind, let me assure you, you
will be in ample time for tbe first dance.
The Faushaw girls have a promisiii r
flirtation on baud, and are not likely to
im late. 80 von coma aril h ma Xf-.i.
j , . ----- w v xcwi-
erootes; we 11 drive out about 4 o'clock ' ,
and I promise you a very agree aU af!
I consented, but without
for one well knows how difficut it ia
start trom a country-house eight miles
off 00 as to be lu anyihiug like time. Tb
next day, at 4 o'clock, found me driving ' ;
with ltobin, throogh Mr. Faimhaaj 1
pretty pleasure ground, and approachintf '
the large white veranda-guarded house. "
TALE WITHOUT A MORAL. Continued on fourth page.