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JAMES REED & SOIST Publishers.
Indepondont in all things.
OHIO, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1873.
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r aver leaortptlon attended to on call, and dona In t
most uisrenii mxnnfr,
,'! -MERCHANTS, '-
B. WKLL, Produce and Commission Mer
chant, for th purchase and tala of Waatarn Keaerva
nuirer.tineeee enn unco, rnma.
Main Street, Aehlahnla, Ohio. 184
CARLI'LB TTLKR, Dealers In fancy and
Staple Dry Gnnda, Family Grooerlee, and Crockery
pootn move, taarennon nioca, Asniaouin, sjnio. who
t. at. nll.KItr. Dealer InDrrOooda. Groceries.
Crockarjr and Glass-Ware, next door north of Kink
Bonaa, Main atreet, Ashtabula, Ohio. IMS.
JT. ft. VAVVUnr.n ON, Dealer In Oro
eariea, Provlelone, Fl.ior, feed, forelen and Dome
tie Fruit, Salt, Fish, Plaster, Watar-Llmo, Baed
Ac, Main atreei. Aahtabnla, Ohio.
W. HEDHB1D, Dealer In F!onr, Po-k, TTama.
Lara, eua an aulas or run. Alan, all klnrta or rami,
ly GreoeHea, r raits-wnd Confectionary, Ale arid Da
jutM Wna - , v. i . . - -. 1043
Jf. P. HOBBRTSON SON, Dealera In every
i.Kiiiuun 1.1 uutiiB, miuea. iini ana i;ap. io,
on hand a stock of choice Family Grocerlea. Main
street, corner or Centre, Aahtabnla, Ohio. 8n
O. W. HA.MlCBI.tk,- Confer Spring-end Main ate
Aahtabnla, Ohio, Dual era In Dry-Gooda, Grocerle
virocxwy. ac, ate. roa
SJ.ORRIS01 INKDCKOR, Dealera in Dry
Good, Grocerlea, Boot, and Shoe. Hnta, Cape,
Hardware, Crockery, Hooka. Paints. Olla 4c.
': BOO - Ashtabula 0.
MARTIN NKlVBGRHV, Drurelt and Annthe
eajy, and general dealer In -Drue, Medicine, wlnee
and Liquor for medical purpose),. Fancy and Toilet
Gooda, Maine street, ooruer of Centre. Ashtabula.
CIIABLBS B. SWIKT, Aahtabnla, Ohio, Dealer
In Drags and-Medicine, Ytroeorle. Perfumery and
Fancy Artiolaa, enporief Tea, Coffee, tipieea. Fla
voring Kxtract. Patent Mediclnea of every dear rip
tioa, Palnta, Dye, Varniehee, Brushee, FancvHoap.
Hair Reatoratlvea, nalr Olla, Ac, all or which will
b. eold at the loweat price. Prescription prepared
with anltahle care. 10B5.
OFOUhR WIMilRD, Dealer In Dry-Onoda,
Grncerlea, lTat-. Cana, Bool. Shoe. Crockery, Olaaa
Ware. AIo, wholeanle and retail ilvale" In Hard,
ware. Saddlery, Nll.,Iron,ftical, Drnpa, Medicinr,
Paint. Oil, nyoatirrTu, 4e.. Mnl t. AahlahnM. tow.
ABIBRIOAN HOUSB, T. S. Booth PrnprletoN
aoath aide of the 1,. 8, & U. R. eutlon. Thl Hnnae
haa recently been Tentied and Improved, and offi ra
pleaar.t. anb tantlal and convenient arcommoda
lloaa to peranna atnpplng over nluht. or for a meal,
or for tfcoae from the interior, wteblng lble accom
modation for team. Tho Iloliae I orderly, with
prompt attention to Rneat, and good table and
lodging. ,Mi".-t't .!' ' ..
lfK HOliSK, Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field, Propri
etor. An Omnilm rnnning to and from every train of
otra. Also, a rood livery-atable kept in connection
with thia houae, to convey paaaengere to any
IK. i At,!., pentlat, AehUbnla, 0. Office
gfrnq Center treet, between Main and Park. 1048
W. NELSON, Dentist, AahUbula, O..
Vm vllt Conneant, Wedneaday and Tbn-sdny of
each week. . no
W. T. WALLAGR, D. I. S. Aahtabnla. O.ta pre.
Bared to attend to all operat'ona in hta profflon.
ie makes a speciality of ;"Oral 8niery" and avlng
ae natnral teeth. 1 - ' lion
. .. HARNESS MAKER.
WlfctlAWSON WATnolIS, Hndilloand Har
Makera, opposite Flak Block, Main at. Aahuhn
la, Ohio, haa on band, and makes to order, In the beat
manner, everything In hi line. 10115
P, O. FORD, Manalacturer and Dealer in Saddle,
, Harnesa, Bridle. Collar. Trnnka, Wnlpa, Ac, oppo
aite Flak Houae, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1015
CEO, W. DICRINnO Nf' Jeweler. Repairing or
all kind or Wat hcea, Cldcd and Jewelry. Store In
AahUbula Houae Block, Aahtabnla. Ohio.
JTAKIKS K. STEBBIN9. Dealer in Watchea,
Clock, Jewelry, Silver ami Plated Ware, Ac. U
pairing or all kind done) welt, and all orders prompt
ly attended to. Main Street. AahUbula O. lotto
. ABBOTT. Dealer In Clock. Watchea, Jewel
ry, etc Bngravlng, Mending and Hepalrlng done to
order. Shop on Main street, Conneaut. Ohio. 8.18
CABIN ETJW ARE.
JTOHN BiroRO, Manumcturer of, and Dealer in
Furniture of the beat descriptions, and every variety.
Also General Undertaker, and Manufacturer of Coffin
to order. Main atreet, Nottn ot South Public Square.
JT. m. BEACH, Manufacturer and Dealer in First
. Olaae Fnrnltrue. Also. General Undertaker. 1188
TINKER, 8PBHRT Manufacturer or
, Htoves, Plow and Uouicne, Window Cape and
. Bill, Mill Castings, Kettle, Hlnka, ttlelgh Shoe. Ac,
. ; Phanli Foundry. AshUbnravDhlo. 1001
ATTORNEYS AD AGENTS.
W. If. HIIBB1RD, Altprney and Connaelnrat
Law ofllce over Newberry'a Dnig btore, Ashtabula,
Ohio will practice in all the courta of the Bute,
Collecting and Conveyancing made a specially, jtw.
ft BR MAN, HALL, Ac SHERMAN. Attor
ey and Connnelora at Law, .AahUbula, Ohio, will
practice In the CourU of AatUobula, Lake and Geauga.
Lasah 8. BaaaaaM, 1 Tkhouomi Uall.
j. H. Bmrnaaat. 1048
BBWARD H. FITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
at Law, NoUry Public, AahUbula, Ohio. Special at
tention given to the Settlemj'ht or Bsutee.and to Con
reyanciug and Collecting. Aleo to all matter arising
nnder the Bankrupt Law. 1048
O. PISHKR, Justice of tlie Peace and Agent ror
the Hartford, Bun, A FrankllavPlre Insurance Compa
ale. Olttca over I, r. Mobertson' Store, Main St.
Ahtabnla. O. wi 111
CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Counsellor
Law, AahUbula, Ohio. . -O :m
z , Van
OBOIST V WETHER WAX.de.ler. In Stove.,
Tin-Ware, Hollow-Ware. Bnelf llardware. Glass
ware, Lamp and Lamp-f rlnuplnga, Petroleum, Ac,
voosua tne naa uooaa, Asritaouia. wi
ao, a ruu atock o( atnu, 011a, varuienee,
aa, Ac. j-- mi
.OK n. HTJBBABTB. Dealer in Hardware.
j. Steel and Nail. Btovea.-'Tln Plata. Bheet Iron.
.inner and Zinc and mantrfacturer of Tin Bheet
Iron and Copper Ware, Viafe'a Block Aahubnla,
Ohio. ; v , 1095
O. C. ODLLBV, MannlacWrer of Lath, Biding,
Moaldlnaa, Cheese Boxe, aVo. Planlnar, Matchlug,
and Borowl Bawlna; don Mt the hortct notice.
Bttop oa Main atraet, opposite the Upper Park, Aah
Ubala. Ohio. ,j 440
FRENCH 4k WRIBLBN M nnfnctcrere a Dealera
la all klnda of Leather in uwand In tbi market op
poaiU Phoinlk Fonndery. Ashtabula. 1186
TJDT 4k KEBTES, Dealera tn Granite and Marble
MonomenU, Grave Btonea, TibleU, Mantels, Grates,
Ac Bnihling atone. Fuiinrlnf and Curbing cut to or
der Yard on Center treet. "
. Iir BllILDINQLOTVOBIll,E Dealer
la Water Liu. Btupoq. Laud PHtler, Heal tatate and
Loan Attest. Aakubaia Depots"
? WlXJiAM HUMPHBBY.
KGAR HA LI., Fir and Life Insurance and Real
Satat. Agent. Also, Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Offlc. over Bharuan and U.4' Law Gfflua, Ashubul
la, Ohio. . U4
BR ANB HIVEU (NSTI'TUTR, at Anatlnborg,
Aahubnla Co., Ohio. Jf. Tajehermeu, A. M., Princi
pal. Winter Tartu bogdna iUwukjr Deo. 2d. Bend
fur Caulogne. v 1148tr
JT. H. WATHOUS, Painter, Glaaier, and Paper
Banger. All work dona wilt) nVlnaa and deapatc
jr. vm. blvth, 4
dea A Glob Inauranc.
Atrent forth Llveroool. I -on
Co. Cash aaaet over 0,uii0.
000 Gold. la the U. B. $,
JLiatLsLB' WOoati Photogiaphw and
dealer la Pictarea, BnirmvliiubhKmo, Ac having
prepared to frame any thing Id the picture line, at
abort aotio and la the ael etyk. Seeond door of the
BJ1 r9, tud 4Of COS.U. f Bftk Ma tin trt- lg4
HENRY P. PRICKER, SI. O., realdenra on
Church Rtreet. North or the Month Park. Orlleeln
Bmlth' flew Block, oppolt the Flak Honae, 1 is
OR, R. V, KINO, phyalclan and Snrgenn, office
over Hendry A King tore,retdenenear St.Peter't
onnrcn. Aantanoia.. v
GEO. W. NOORR, Bmrenn and nomo-pathlc
Phvalelan, No. 1, Maltl Btrcet, Aahtabnla, Ohio,
Olltce hour from 1 to A, M., from 1 to I P, M., and
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BANK, Aahta
bn'a. Ohio. II. Fashitt. Prea't. J. Sua. Bi.TTa,
Cashier. Anthorleed Capital, (00.0U0. Cash Capital
paid In fl'KMWO. H. Fassktt. J. B. Cnoanv, C. X.
Banca, II J. Nkttlxton.B. Nm.t.ia, Wa. HtmpiiHiT,
B. O. WAttNBn, CHAiu.ia Walksb, P. F. Good, Dir.
ectnr. . 1 104
THE ASHTABULA LOAN ASSOCIATION
CAPITAL iw,nau OIHce Main Street, next door
aoutnoi r iaa iionae noe
flRNRa.i. n.MtiTiffi ntraiifraa.
Bttva and aells Foreign and Kaatern Kxchange, Gold,
Oliver, ana ail Rinaa ni u. n. Dernnii. e.
Collection promptlv attended to and remitted for on
. nay 01 nevment, at oarrerti raiea 01 axenange.
Interest allowed on time deposits.
P. Rllllman. Geo. C. Hnbhard. Txirenito Tvl
J.B. Bbepard, J. W Haakell, H. L. Morrlann,
"' B. II. Farrlngtnn. 1s-i8
F. SILLIM AN. Prut. A A. BOITTIIWICK, Cathitr
BWARDO. PIERCE Dealer In Clothing, Hat
Cape, and Gent' Furnishing Good, Aahtahnl. 6. 884
W A I T K (V Nil. I., Wholesale and Retail
Dealer in Ready Made Clothjng, Furnishing Good
Hat. Cap, Ac AshUhnl - (UK)
Mils. K. V. RICK A RD, Mllllnerv A Dressmak
ing. A nhnlco lot of Millinery pooda and the latest
style of Ladles and Children's Partem, Shop end
ealeanmra over Mann A Noyaa' .tore, Center atreet,
AahUbula, Ohio. . lylaiSI
ASHTABULA. YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 2. 1863.
tlUKNINO lotTTH. I nt'MKirO KORTH.
. r-nuanan ,
V." a.. a.
1 4f 8 40
18V 8 S
19 M 7 68
11 61 A 811 A. a
11 10 8 00 8 40
10 66 6 46 8 4
10 W S Oil 7 60
7 4MB t 1ft 4 S6
A. a. P. a.1 p. a
1 $ t m
8 881 4 to
87, 8 (W
aiJ 5 ifl
10 S V a 501
I 8911 Sffl
p. a. r. a
ail train dally. except Bnnday.
F. R. MYK.tS, Gen. Pa. a Ticket Agent.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 3d. 1872.
13ULLMAN'S best Drawing-room and
. Bleeplnir Cclies, combining- all modern Im
provements, are run through on all trains front Buffalo,
Suspension Bridge. Ninirara Falls, Cleveland and Cin
cinnati to new kork. maktnr direct, connection with
all Hues of foreign und coastwlae steamers, and also
with Bound Steamers and railway lines tit Boston and
oilier niw angianu etiiv..
6 y '
4 ro '
4 65 '
7 45 1
8 16 "
I 111 "
9 16 "
"9 45 "
4 10 "
6 19 '
6 80 pa
fl 60 "
8 68 "
II OS "
19 08 A a
t 00 '
1 90 "
8 00 "
7 00 "
10 00 '
7 40 "
4 00 '
4 45 "
7 05 "
6 U "
It 03 "
11 97 Pa
10 61 "
11 80 "
1 W PI
8 30 "
8 99 p.B
4 16 A.N
6 89 "
I 8 88 "
. ft 93 "
110 68 "
IS 49 "
1 18 "
ti m "
111 43 "
6 HO "
9 5 "
6 08 "
6 86 '
8 66 PI
5 00 Pi
VI 27 A. M
11 08 .
11 87 ,
1 (8 r a
7 8 "
7 90 "
7 40 "
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., v. ' . M Bk bt Ckraland, O. '
In the Colorado Park. 1873.
BY BERT HARTE.
wot' that yon'ra reidla. t novel f A novel well
darn my kln I
Yon, a man a-rowa and eardad, and hlstln' such Mnf
e int in
Staff ahont irala and their eweetheartat Ho wonder
yAn're thin e a knife.
Look at mo I clar two hoadred and nevar read one
la my lire 1
That's my opinion or novel. And el to their lylu1
Tbsy belonged to the Jedge'a daughter the Jedga Who
came up last year
On account of hla lunge, and the monnulna, and th
uaiMin o piueana nr
And hi daughter well, ahe mad novel, and that'
" , ui, iiiaticr who iirr.
Yet she wa sweet on the Jedge, and stuck by htm day
and niirht. . '
Alone In the cabin up yer till she grew Ilka a ghost.
II 111 ITl.
Shew only a llp of a thing, ei Tight and e up and
Ea rifle-smoke blown throoeh the wood, bat he
wain 1 my nine no way 1
Bpenkln' o' gala, d'ye mind that bonaa ea yog r!e the
AJmile and a half from White' and Inat above Matting
ly' mill r .
Yon dot Well, now thar'aa gall What, yon aaw her f
O, come now, thar, quit I
She waa only bedeUla' yoa aoya, for to me she don't
wtiuu was Dl
Row, she's what t call a gal ea pretty and plump ea a
Teeth ei white t a bound', and they'd go through a
leiipenuj nail :
Eye that kin snap like a cap. Bo ahe asked to know
"whar I waa hid f"
She did I , It's JUt like hsr saaa for ahe's pert ea a
But what wa t Ulklng off O I the Jedge and hi
dui?hter she read
Novels the whole day long, and I reckon ahe read them
And fmnetimca ahe reed them out lond tn the Jedge,
on the porch where he sat,
And 'tws how "Lord Autrnatu" raid this and how
"Lady Blanche" ah said that.
But the sickest of all that I heard wa a yam that they
read 'iMiut a Chan.
"Leathei atockliig" by name, and a hunter chock full
me rtw nee, o sap ;
And they asked me to hear, but I eay, "Mis Mabel,
not anv for me 1
When I likes I can sling my own lice, and that chap
and 1 shouldn't agree." '
Yet fontehow-or-other she waa a!way yln' I brought
Of folks about whom she had read, or lu'hln' belike of
tnet Kltin !
And thar warn't no end o' the name thet she gave me
thet summer up here
"Bobbin Hood." "Leather-etncklnc," "Rob Rov." O.
Y ...II ...... .L I... . ' '
a wii fvu, wo vriiber waa quter
And yet, ef she hadn't been spiled, the wa harralos
euouirh In her way,
Bhe conld jabber In French to her dad, and they say
i I.U1. BMW .11,. uuw iu iiia ,
And ahe worked me thet slint-ponch np tbar which
I the man doesn't live vz kin use,
onppers yon ate em aown yer ex would cradle
an tnjln s pnppooae.
Yet along n' them novel, yon see, she was wastln'
and mopln' away.
And then she got shy with her tongue, and at last had
nothln to say.
And whenever I ha'ppened around, her face it waa hid
by a Imok,
And It warn't until he left that ahe give me ea much
ea a look.
And this wa the way it wa. It wa nlKht when I kern
To eay to 'cm all '-good bye," for I reckoned lo go for
At "sun-up" the day they left. 80 1 shook 'em all
i round by the hand.
Cept Mabei, and she waa sick, ea they gave me to un
derstand. But, jlst ex T passed the house next morning, at dawn,
Like a little waver o' n.lat, got np on the hill with the
MI Mabel It wa all alone, wrapped np in a mantle
And ahe stood there atralght tn the road, with a touch
o' the aun tn her dee.
And ahe looked me right In the eye I had aeen
siithlu' like It before
When 1 hunted a wounded liot to the edge o' Clear
And I had my kuea on Its neck, and Jlst wa raisin' my
When it gave me a look like that, and well It got off
with it lite.
"We are going to-day,'
aha aald." and T thnnnhi T
would ur imml.h..
To yon In your own bouse. Lake these wood and the
brleht blue altv t
You've nlwaya been kind to nr, Luke, and papa ha
found you sllll
A good as the air he breathe, and wholesome a Lau
rel Tree Hill.
And we'll alway think of yon, Luke, a the thing we
could not take away ;
The balsam that dwells in the woods, the rainbow that
Hves In the spray.
And you'll sometimes think of me, Luke a yon know
you once need to say.
A rifle-smoke blown through the wood, a moment,
bat never to May."
And then we abook handa.
ahe tottered and fell.
She turned, hut a-auddent
And I caught her sharp by the waiat. and held her a
It waa oniv
a mlnlt, yoa know.
thet ex eold and eg
whit, she la
Ez a snow-flake here on my breast, and then well aha
melted away . . . ,
And wa gone And thar are her book ; bnt I rave
not any for me;
Good enough may be for some, but them and I mightn't
They spiled a decent gal ea might hev made tome chap
And look at me I clar two hundred and nevar read
Scribner's for December.
We'd credit the following good
thing if we knew to whom the credit is
"The drummers came down like
wolves on the fold, their toes were nil
frosted, their noses all cold.- TI eir
weather-peeled bugles soon shone
through the town, they gobbled the
money and salted it down ; then took a
few orders and lit out of here, with their
heads full of business and skins full of
beer." , , , ,'
A coinmerc.nl tourist, while sojourning at
Paloeavllle, the oilier day, fell lu with the
above article iu lbs letegraph, and at once sat
down sud dashed off the follow. Injr parody,
descriptive, we suppose, of bis experience in
(hat placet - - , .. ,, .;
The Drummers came down like wolves on the
. fold) , . .
They ashed for collections, but plainly wire
That thing bad played out, as the goods were
not sold ;
DepoBila were tied up and banks had suspend
' eVi '-' ' '
Tbelr overdue paper tber could not get ex
tended, . , ...
And therefore could not pay as they had in
tended. t .-, W
They left without orders, and also, I fesr,
They cheeked their uoiel bill, and went with
out beer. , ;
Onb Who Khowi how rr Himlblf.
Writing a sketch of Ids life;, an Irish
man says that he early "an "'Sway from
his father because he discovered that he
was only bis uncle. ; ' ; .;..;
. 'Jenkins told his son, who proposed to
buy a cow in partnership, to be sure and
buy the binder half, as it eats nothing
and, gives allthe milk. ,,
Minnie--'Tm in such a quandary; for
if I turn my. back -on Charley he bo
comes offeuded at once; and, if I donlt
he can't see my new buckles. What
shall I dor"! ': -....v.,. ' .
' They harry thins hp In Dnbuque
A young man' there tuet a strange girl
on a atage-o&r the other day," paid jMr
fare, atiei married ber three hours after
wards. 1,5' ..1
A modero wnttrr en social science dU
rides the human race hiW three IclassesJ.I
ThoBS -who thiuk it is so. ihoaa who
tbliilt H'isinH' fo.' ftnd. '.Jh'oW Whr jflo
ear.a-r-whthef H a o n ooi
Scribner's for December. From a Correspondent to the Cleveland Herald.
YOKOHAMA, Oct. 21. 1873.
jvwnoie month in Japan I It seems
like a visit to the moon or some fnr-oiT
place. . Every thing here is so totally
different from what it is at home, that it
really seems to me that I am in another
world. And yet I have seen but little
01 japan since our arrival, I have been
so busy that as yet I have no opportnni
ty to visit the country or see the sights,
hmce my arrival I have been at the
"Grand" Hotel.' I wish yoir could see
tins noiciai winch lam stopping. It may,
1'iTiiHiw, uecm to you that your corres
pondent is in a Heathen country. Per
haps your dreams are disturbed bv vis
ions of the plijrhts to which he has been
reduced by a lack of the conveniences
ot civilization. Von see him. no doubt.
seated on the matted floor, with his let's
I , m .... . . . -C?
cunea np urKisii fashion, eatinjr his
curry and rice, or chow-chow, with a
couple ot long sticks. It may be even,
that "long tailed rats," and juvenile cats
and dogs mingle themselves with your
luras oi ms tuei. i ou wonder what he
will do for the little comforts and luxu
ries of homo. But don't let your con
science or imagination worry you into a
iever. i no orann Hotel is not exactly
the grandest hotel iu the universe, but
it is nevertheless a good one. A picture
of my siiroutidings will uive you some
idea of hotel life in Japan. First of all.
tne room is lit oy gas and that is not
at ail like the dun caudle light of ignor
unue in which xtmericaiis lmairine .htnau
is still groping. A good coal tire is the
next object that speaks of modern com
fort. Add to this a pretty Brussels car
pet,, lasteiui turniture and a high-toned,
eiectric iigiitning communicating brass
bound bell knob, and you will begin to
get a faint 'glimmering of the fact that
1 am still in the nineteenth centurv. If
you don t believe me. come and sen. I
tloti t care to be called a Miincbauson or
to be compared to AJarco Polo.
a ivw years asro i OKoliuma was a
small fishing villatre; now its foreign
population numbers two thousand live
hundred, while from eitrhtv to one hun
dred thousand Japanese crowd its
streets and tc rice fields immediately
about it. Foreign trade and foreign in
fluences have made it what it is, aud
you cannot, therefore, gain from it a
lair or comprehensive idea of Japanese
life or character. ' Still, it is unioue in
itself and presents to the observer many
strange ami new phases. Its people are
more particular in their attire when
they appear upon the streets and in pub
lic places than the people of Yeddo and
the interior, and yet it is not infrequently
that one comes across a Japanese gen
tleman in Yokohama who has, iu an ab
stract mood, come out upon the streets
for a morning airing, sans hat, sans
coat, sans everything else that is usual
ly considered necessary to an American
toilet, except that nondescript earnunt
similar to a wamus. But one soon
gets accustomed to these little eccen
I have not been long enough in Japan
to express an intelligent opinion con
cerning its people or customs. I find
that many of the ideas I once enter
tained were false and crude. There is
an interest attached to it that does uot
grow less on nearer acquaintance. In
some lew particulars its people have
been overated, but in others thev eoual
and even excel my expectations. There
is one trait or character in all the high
est as well as the lowest classes of its
citizens that strikes me with peculiar
forcel and cannot but impress every
stranger most fayorably. ,1 refer to the
puiiieuess oi me people. uo wnere you
will, and do as you may. vou will alwavs
be treated with politeness. The Coolie
that receives your hard words and hard
er blows, even, will greet you with a
kindly smile and a polite salutation. It
is a wonderful sight to see two Japan
ese meet and greet each other." The
bowing and scraping, the humming nnd
awi ng, aro truly wonderful. When a
Japanese desires particularly to do you
t - i :i... :l' i
uuiiui, uuu miles to Biiuw-nis special
ana aii-peryaaing interest in your tern
porai or spiritual weiiare. no has a way
of making a kind of supping noise, as
though he. were tasting1 hot soup, that is
lnn.1,t.I S4. I.'.JI r..i-;j
Two Japanese meeting and making this
funny sound, remind one very much of
two old-fashioned steam engines, in a
very bad and wheezy condition. But it
is not in outward show alone that the
Japanese shows his politeness, for it
SM3 lauvuauifl nn . in tifiii r.fi miiHuinr..
proceeds with bun, from genuine (rood
nature, and he is as ready to act as he
is to speak. I suspect, however, that he
can, like some of bis European cousins,
be like the devil when the mood comes
over him, but at the same time I am just
as firmly conyinoed hat Jio will lie, from
a good, natural desire to please, rather
than from a malicious purpose to mislead
and injure. If you ask a servant at the
table to bring you a pudding, and there
does not' happen to"x be any pudding on
the bill of fare, he will trot off quickly,
and complacently bring back a nice
beef steak or a mutton chop. If you
veuture to kindly hint that that is not
exactly the kind of pudding you want
ed, be immediately begins to protest
that it is the lest kind .'of pudding, aud
the very best bit in the kitchen. Such
an obliging disposition cannot but be
attractive, even if it is at times liable to
the charge of being occasionally a little
out of the strict plumb line of verity.
While speaking of Japanese servants, I
am reminded of another of ' their pecu
liarities, and that is the alarming mor
tality that sometimes prevails among
tJieir dear relatives. " 'A Japanese boy
not unfrequently loses his father three
or four times during th year,' while a
grandmother has been known to "pass
in her checks" at the bank of death a
half dozen times iu a single season. The
Japanese and Chinese are most devoted
sons and yet some of tbem sever, hesi
tate to kill oft a father or mother when
he happens to want a holiday. Aunts
and uncles, and brothers and suoh small
fry relatives, don t count foe muoh; or
It would be most alarming to notice the
Way tbey disappear before grim death
A gentleman ot .this place, gives me ft
" i eiJ- - Jt.. J
funny account of the wav hiattrtv rl
bp dead relatives. The gentle youth
will frequently enter the room and with
downcast and sorrowful countenance,
request that he bo granted leave to at
tend his grandma's, or his papa's, or his
cousin's funeral, as the case may be. As
the dear departed has often ffntin "off
the hooks" before, the master is never
much startled or fearful that his servant
may go into a decline from grief.
On the 7th inst., our new minister,
iir. Jiugham, was. received by the
lemo (or Alikado) in person. The au
dience was set for 2 o'clock in the after
noon and I was permitted to witness the
ceremony. At 11 o'clock they repaired
to Yeddo to the "Legation," as it is call
ed there an old buiiding, once a Budd
hist temple, and at one time rented by
the Japanese Government to a former
minUter. About half an hour before the
time of the audience, a mounted officer
rode up to the gate of the temple and
announced that carriages from the pal
ace were in waiting. There were two,
one for Mr. Bingham and De Long, and
the other for the two .Secretaries the
former and the newly appointed Secre
tary. The palaces of the Temo was re
cently burned, and he is now living in
the Queen Dowager's palace. The car
riages were preceded bv the mounter!
officer of whom 1 have spoken, on each
siae or wnoin ran "ltettoe" (runners) in
the Japanese Imperinl uniform. There
were four "bettoes" with each carrisio-i
also. In front of the officer was a squad
of mounted police meu to clear the way
and warn the people of the minister's
approach. The streets of Yeddo are
narrow, and usually crowded with pe
destrians, bullock carts and street hawk
ers of all kinds, but these were all gone
when the procession proceeded through
them. rtrt'ie who'e distance some
three miles the way was lined on both
sides by policemen in uniform, who were
careful to keep the road perfectly clear.
wn tne approacn to the ralace two lines
of Japanese soldiers were drawn up, be
tween which the procession passed.
Passing t hrough an immense si one arch
way, a larire courtyard was entered.
paved with great square blocks
of granite, and scrupulously neat; then
on through another archway to an inner
court, strewn with gravel and shaded
here and there with immense trees,
whoso wide-spreading branches and
gnarled trunks betokened the growth of
o.iiuiries. Then came the garden, or
more properly, park, of the Palace. It
is surmounted, as were each of the
courtysrds, with a large stone wall not
less than thirty feet in heicht, and
about fifteen feet in thickness. 1 have
read of English landscape gardening,
and of the grand old parks t hat sur
round the ancient manors and castles of
that country, but I never expect to sec,
even in England, more tasteful orna
mentation, or greater in extent, than is
visible iu this park about the Temo's
Palace. For miles you walk through a
erfect fairy land. It is like a page
I'om the Arabian Nights, with its trees
trimmed in every fantastic shape, its ar
tificial mounds and lakes, and its wealth
of foliage and flower. The Palace it
self is not visible from the park en
trance. It is low and built in the Jap
anese fashion, and so ingeniously con
cealed that yon do not suspect its pres
ence until you suddenly come upon it
from a turn in the road. Like other
Japanese buildings it is deceptive in ap
pearance, and it is not until you have
traveled a day or so tlerough its long
corridors and its innumerable rooms
that vou begin to suspect its true size.
Mr. Bingham, Mr. De Long, and their
attaches were received at the entrance of
the Palace by the Prime Minister and
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the
Grand Chaimbcrlain, and other dignita-
les and hidalgos, all clad in court dress
which included an immense amount of
gold and silver lace. They conducted
the party into a large finely furnished
room, where refreshments were served.
The line of march was then taken up
from the reception room, the two Amer
ican Ministers leading, the Prime and
roreign Ministers on i heir right and
lelt, the two Secretaries of .Legation
next, the small fry stringing alter.
Passing through large folding doors we
came into the room where His Imperial
Ma 'eity stood to receive. He is a very in
telligent looking young man, of tuedium
height, hnd was dressed in a dragoon
uniform of 'rod and white. ' He stood
still as a statue, while the rest performed
their congees, three times iu solemn suc
cession, when he recognized onr pres
ence by a slight bow. Mr. De Long was
the first to speak making his final adieus
to which the Temo responded briefly.
Mr. Bingham was then introduced and
addressing the Temo, said:
"Your Imperial Majesty has already
been advised, through your Maiesty's
illustrious Minister for foreign Affairs,
that I have been appointed and com
missioned Envoy Extraordinary and
Minister Plenipotentiary of the Uuited
States of America, . to reside near your
Majesty's Government. Obedient to
the instructions of my Government and
to my own sense-of duty, as well,, it
shall be my endeavor by good offices to
strengthen, so far as I may be able, the
friendship now bapply subsisting be
tween your Majesty's Government and
ray own, and to advance the interest of
both.- It is a pleasure to me to say,
that I but obey the instructions of the
President who commissioned me, when
assure your Majesty that you have the
good will of the President and of the
United States of America, and their
best wishes for the prosperity of your
Majesty and of the people of Japan.
The people whom I represent are not
unmindful of the trust aud confidence
uniformly manifested by your majesty's
Government towards the Government
and the citizens of tbe United States -
Thanking your Majesty for the dis
tinguished consideration shown me. aud
siuoerely desiring that the growing Era-
pireoI the lutst-- may -oontmue to ad
vance with the advancing civilization of
. -1 . ... - ... . ...
tbe. age, l nave tbe Donor or piaomg in
Toar Maiettr'a baud, my letter of ere-
'deuce, ifBe4' y tbe- fresideut and
authenticated by the United States of
Mr. P.ingliam, bowing, handed the
Emperor the letter of credence. He re.
sponded as follows:
"We are most happy to receive th!
letter from tbe President of the United
ntatca, announcing to us that you have
been elected ana commissioned Envoy
bxirnormnary ana Minister i'lenino
tentiary, accredited to this Court. We
have full confidence that in fulfilling
tbe functions intrusted to you, yon will
use your best endeavors, guided by ex
perience, fidelity and propriety, to in
crease the friendship between both na
tions, and to advance our mutual inter
ests." "Our ardent hopes and wishes are that
your country may continuously increase
After the speeches we left the pres
ence of His Majesty, backing ont as is
the custom and were conducted to an
ante-room where seated with the Jap
anese officials, we partook of Imperial
tea and its accompaniments. After an
hour or so at tbe table we made onr
adieux and betook ourselves to the sta
tion, attended nil the wav with the
same "pomp and circumstance" that
had marked our entrance.
The manner of the reception of our
Minister by the Emperor was of it
self a high compliment to the American
people. He was not upon his throne,
but he was without that or anv other
1 t .i r - i t
" niwot iii iinjierini power, anu ry tne
simplicity of his reception, nnd the un
assuming attitude paid in direct homage
to the simplicity and plainness of our
Of this wonderful country, its moun
tains and its valleys, its thousands of
interesting sights and scenes, I must
speak in future letters.
We publish the following amusing
story of Mark Twain. It is so good
that it eau be read a dozen times with
I knew by the sympathetic glow
upon his bald head I knew by the
thoughtful look upon bis face I knew
by the emotional flush upon the straw
berry end of the old free liver's nose,
that Simon Wheeler's memory was, busy
with the olden time. And so I pre
pared to letvc, because all these symp
toms of a reminiscence signs that he w:ia
going to be delivered of another of his
persoiml experiences but I was too
slow; he got the start of me. As nearly
as I can reccollect, the infliction was
couched in the following language:
"We were all bovs then, and didn't
worry about nothing only to shirk
school and keeps revivin' state of devil
ment all the time. This yah Jim Wolf
I was talking about - was the 'prentice,
and he was the best hearted feller, he
was, and the roost forgiving, and one
selfisli I ever see well, there couldn't
be a more bnllicr boy than he was take
him how you would, and sorry enough
I was when I see him for the last time.
Me and Henry was always pestering
and plastering horse bills on his back
and putting bumble bees in his bed, aud
so on, and sometimes we'd crowd in and
and bunk with him notwithstanding
his growling, and then we'd let on
to get mad and fight across him, so as to
keep bim stirred up like. He waa nine
teen, he was, and long, aud lank, and
bashful, and we was fifteen and sixteen
and tolerably lazy and worthless.
So, that night, you know, that my
sister Mary gave a candy-pulling,' they
started us to bed early, so as the com
pany could have full swing, and we run !
in on Jim to have some fun.
Our winder lookt ont onto the roof of
an eel, and about 10 o'clock a couple of
old torn cats got to rariu, and chargin'
around it, carryiu' ou like sin. There
was four inches of snow on the roof and
it was frozen so that there was a right
smart crust of ice on it, and the moon
was shining bright nnd we could see
them cats like daylight. First they'd
stand off and e-yow, yow-yow, just the
same as if they was a cussiu' one an
other, you know, and bow up their backs
and push up their tails, and swell
around and spit, then all of a sudden
the gray cat he'd snatch a handful of
fur out of the yaller cat's ham, and spin
him around like the button on a barn
door. But the yaller cat was game, and
he'd come and clinch, and the way they'd
a t - a i 1 a .a
gouge, ana one, ana now i, ana me way
they'd make the fur fly, it was power
ful. Well, Jim, he got disgusted with the
row, and Mowed he'd climb out there and
shake him ofFu that roof. He hadn't
reelyno notion of doin' it, likely, but
we everlastingly dogged him and bully
ragged him, and . 'lowed he'd always
bragged how he wouldn't take a dare,
and so on, till bime-by he highsted up
the ' wiudew and low and behold you,
he went exaetly as he was, nothin' on
but a shirt and it was short. But you
ought to Bee him. - You ought to see
him creep-iu' over that ice and diggin'
his toe-nails and finger-nails in to keep
from slippin', and, 'Cove ail' you ought
to seen that shirt-tail a flappin' in the
wind, and them long ridicilous shanks
of his a glistenin' in the moon-light
Them company folks were down there
under the eaves, the whole squad of
them -under that ornery shed of old
Washn'ton Bower vineo all settin
round about two dozen sas-sors, of hot
candy, which the'd sot in the allow to
cool. Aud tbey was laughin' and talkiu'
lively; but bless you, they didn't know
nothin' 'bout the paunorama that was
going on over their heads. Well, Jim,
he went sneakin' up, unbeknown to
them cats they was a iwishin' their
tails, and yow-yowin' and threatening
to clinch, yon know, and not payiir
any attention he went a sne-akin'
right up to the comb of the roof, till he
was in a foot'n a balf of 'em, and ihen
aU of a sudden he made a grab for the
yaller eat! ' But by gosh be missed fire
sod slipped his holt and his heels few
un and be Hownad oa his back, and shot
otfn that roof like a dsrtl- went slaalt-
in and crathis.' dowo vlW' tH?a
- m a ail u j jii .JtaVtV..,
rusty vines and landed right In the dead
center of them nomp'ny people sot
down, like a yeartbfjnake In them two1
dozen aassers of red hot andy, and let
rff a howl that was hark Cm the tombl
Them gals-well, they looked yon know
Ihey see he wasn't dressed for compa
ny, and so they left. All done In a eeo
ond. It was just one little war-whoop and
whishl of their dresses, end blame the
wench of 'em was in sight anywhere.
Jim he was a sight. H was gorraed
with thatbillin' hot molag-.es candy
clean down to his heels, and bad rnore
busted sassers liBiigin' to him than If he1
waa an Injun princess and he Comet
pranciu' np stairs just a whoopin' arid
cussin , and every jump he gave he shed
some china, and every squirm he fetched
he dropped some candy f ,
And blistered! Why blese tour eouL
that poor creetnr couldn't reely set,
down comfortable for aa much- as fuB
A Young Hippopotamus.
Mr. Frank Buckland writes in Zanct
and Water: "Wednesday the 6th bf
November, being the first birthday ' bf ,
little Guy Fawkes. the voantr.ihinr.onfl-
t a tuns. I called at tho ZoniA.iai d-jt
d --------- iwi oari
ens to wish the nrht.tv , liti -ii.1
- - - a stauwie? I vlllf VT
many happy returns of the- rlr Af..
he had finished his breakfast, 'Prescott,; -the
keeper enticed Guy Fawkes and his
mother out of the water. The little one
is as tame, plavfnl. and dooi 1 na a . Lis.
ten. We made him out td be about six ,
feet four long, and two feet ten at the
snouidcrs. lug cheeks, chest, aud legs
are of a lovely pink salmon clor. 'We.'
calculated his weight to be nearly one
ion, anu nis mother would tnake and '
weigh about three little hipos. He eats
and sleeps well, and, besides his natnral
nourishment, his meals consists of chuff, i
hrna, mangold-wurzel, Scalded oats,
buscuit, and sugar. He is very fond of ;
anything sweet. He has already learn. : "
ed to beg for food; he puts his head out !
betweeu the bars, opens his mouth and
pricks np his little ears when he wants, i
to beg. The gape of his mouth is about '
eighteen inches; he has already a most .
lovely set of white teeth, and the tusks
project out of his pink 'gums. His '
mother is very watchful over him, and ''.
if she thinks any one is about to disturb 1
her child, hiRses londly like a big snake. ;
Every morning, when it is moist and,
wet, he and his mother are let out into '
the bath outside; when it is dry and
frosty they are kept in the house, u
hs the frost would crack and parch their .
delicate skins. When in his morning f
bath he is very playful, and plunges i
about like a porpoise. The pair of . hin .
pos sleeps on the Btraw all .night, but a
they spend a great portion of the day; f
in their bath in the house in" a sort of
semi-sleep. They float up to breathe
apparently without an effort, like cork ,
rising to the surface. When under the
water they Vor their mouth wide ipen "
after the manner of crocodiles. - Whan
the mouth of the young one is wide open T ; '
it will be seen tha't the tongue is arched
directly upwards, so as to form a com-' '
pact valve, which prevems the water
going down the gullet. The old father
iu the next den talks to his wife 'and
childly means of sonorous .granlingsj
and they answer him.. The father's face '
is much longer and sharper, than that of
the wife, and bis eyes aud nose are
much more prominent. I understand . . ,
from Mr. Bartlett, who kindly allowed '
me a private interview with the hippos,,
that another baby is expected about next .
April, and that Barnum is most anxious .
to obtain it. I doubt if he will, let me
go and catch a wild babv hippo for him
self. The excellent health and condition
of the three hinnos Hoen Mr. Rnrtlefr.. " ' "
and rrescott, their personal valets, the " '
greatest credit. I forgot when writing f.
tne aoove, to mention that Uuy fawkes
turns out, after all, to be a young lady ' '
hippo; she is more delicately featured 1
than her father, and is very like her , !
ronther in face. Let us all wish hec
"many happy returns of the day,"
A young gentleman in Augusta, Me.,
lately -made an evenino- p.ull . nnnn a.
young lady. It was getting along to
wards 9 o'clock, when the young lady ',
inquired the time of evening. "Five
minutes to 9," was the reply. "How .
long will it take you to go home?"
"Five minutes, I should judge. "
"Then," said the young lady, "if you
start now you will'get home just at 9 '
o'clock." He performed the feat on
time. - , .
"Father you know love makes time. s
fly," said an enthusiastic daughter, who
was arguing in favor of a longer bridal k
trip than usual. "Yes, my dear, I know
it does at first; but you will find that ,n '.
the end time will make love fly."
Johnny attends school, which will '
explain the following short dialogue be- -tween
him and his father: Johnny, J. ".j
didn't know you got whipped the other '
day," said he. "You didn't? , Well if ',
you'd been in my breeches you'd.. J
have known it." , , ,
Tn answer to a complaint of the price ' '
of eggs, a grocer took oooasion to ex 1 "
plain that it Was on account of ' their 11 .
scarcity because of the panic, that ow-
ing to the general depression, the hens ' :'
Were running on half time. 1 i i'
1 i 1 '" ' i ' i i a a , tf .
The explosion of a kerosene lamp - re '
cently restored to ' speech a married
woman in Kansas who had been speech-'4-'
less several months. When will people-1 : '
learn to be careful? .iy ; i - ;s
It is said that the Chaplain who ioffl ', ,
ciated in the case of Capu Jack read this ( ;
passage from the Scriptures, ,"Lo,I am 'uU
with you slway, een unto the ends of tl,
tbeearth.". , . ( (
I declare, mother ."said pretty lit"' 11
tie girl," in a pretty little way4 . too " A
bad! ' You alwavs send ma to bad tA?ln
I am not lee
me get np w
py;and you always make ''
hen I am sleepy. M, i-i- ;., j
1 despairs St. fritypm. ptktw i
this way;."! wisli I Wis. inr.r.. ..
ModorTIt.trm .tired f .Bntikg ...
with th inud ab6ve my boots. j,t saw