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City Lots, - Rare Opportunity!
BEST TIME TERMS !
.IvL&botrt O Lots.
. NOW IS TOUR CHANCE !
HEAD I BEAD ! READ!
The Haskell, Crosby 4 Donnan Plat, lying east
and tooth of the Lake Shore 6 Michigan Southern
Round-house, City of Ashtabula, is now offered
for sale in
On the Lowest and most convenientTerms
Ever offered in Ashtabula !
NO IS THE mi TO SECURE HOMES.
Thee Lot are the Largest Ever Offered in
; s: ,Atlitanila.being each Sixty feet
' front, or over, and 200
. . -j - feetdeep.
."The Plat fronts east on West street Has
kell Avenue, 60 feet wide runs through
the centre of the Plat from West
v. i street to the Griswold line. A
'' street 60 feet wide runs
,.1 from the end of Has
ke!l Avenue to the
- ! ,..,-.-.- North Ridge
HaHrg the most desirable lota In the City.
For Terms and Particulars inquire of
!, . . " i T. A. DORHAN,
"At I. W. Haskell's Store Main SL,
LjBlANSFIELD & COMPANY
' PRICES KEDUCED GENER
,j c - ALLY !
:o : S1CXOO
Buys a good man's Suit, dark well made. Two
- Dollarsbuvs a good Working Pantaloon.
Tea Dollars boys Black Beaver
. ' , Overcoat. S8.00 boys .
.:...:. ...Boy's Overcoat. - -
that the Clothing at 5S Public Square Is Warranted
M rejrfci: UX1 ana we are uuh uuuoiKjM.
OUR REDUCTION TN PRICKS
-JC .... wnrMaS t l In MnHni T lfttltTth
"ol" time, but' prices must advance in all kinds of
- Jeercfieaaise, as tnev re ocidc mihi .uuvj.
lbs the cost of prodacuon. However we snail
oontlane imr i : . , .:
"REDUCED PRICES, ;
. : tUsiUfths Eolidays. .
sm'-T. W. are. below the
-'''"Pajaio'"' Line, " '
tn many of onr goods.
'r. J: GREAT .BARGAINS
-' : "- is- , .
For SO and TO cents, and our ONE DOLLAR cant
. . .': , be best.'
.v.. ; J i Fora WetDay.
l3Don't forget to call at 5S Public Square,
Cleveland, O.. before purchasing. . lil
HA ED WARE.
' CROSBY & WETIIERWAX,
Have been adding largely to their
stock, and now present a very complete variety of
goods to their Uue, such as -
IRON, NAILS, SHELF GOODS, A CUTLERY,
COOK AND PARLOR STOVES,
various patems Eastern and Western makes
, AXELS, SPRINGS, HUBS, SPOKES .
and other Carsiags Trimmings,
i farming a garden dtensils all kinds
Eaints, Otis & Varnishes,
- -J BRUSHES,
' --Paint and Whitewash a variety.
GLASS, GLASSWARE, LAMPS, CHIMNEYS A
.: ' .!'
Also, s full stock of
TIN W A B K.
Bavtof an eiperienced workman, special atten
tton is paid to .
" '. ' JOB WORK,
ftnch T5re Troorhlc?. Roofne. Smoke Pipe.
and Repairing or all kinds, e'ther at the shop, or
ontside. In matters ot Pumps, Pipes. c
.Prompt attention to orders, with as good work
and as favorable prices as sny in the trade. A
aareoT patronage is sowciveu. .
Jin . v . CROSBY WKTHERWAI.
AahUbKls.AnrU.18Tl.' Opooeite Fisk House.
(SMSir fsat Dwelllms Bad
yrorrty la Uae
Watertown Fire Icsur. Co.,
rl ' OF WATERTOWN, H. Y.
Capital and Surplus over $325,000
Ti ATES 10 to 20 per cent lowej
iku chanred bv eomoanies dolne a general bust
Boss and Insures nothing more hazardous than
dwellings snd their contents. No business prop
erty taken, insures againn an iobb or uamage uj
Are or lightning, ad no company can be on a sa
fer basis, and But few more prosperous than the
Watertown. It is not subject to sweeping nres or
I. t did not Jose aaoiiarin tui
irtiM -or in tnosa 01 aucuil'bu ui "
Has saved the owners of dwellings snd larm prop-
rty over $!00. 000 in New York Slate In the last
rburv ears, bv its reasonable rates. Yon can save
money by CAlllng on
U4B ' Ashtabula. Ohio,
To Whom It May Concern :
J. TAKE this opportunity of saying
natrons and friends thst having left Ashta-
' balsTi desire s speedy settlement of mr accounts,
and to invite all to call npon I. O. Fisher, Esq,
Wba sm In bis hands all my books of account, and
will give due attention to the business. Express
ing the hope that the ssme promptness snd atten
tion that has characterized your deal with me in
the pa may be continued, 1 am si
THE BLISS GARDEN FOR SALE.
TF YOU "WISH A PLEASANT &
X. good horns. Just enquire of the people In Ash
tabula and atop over and look for yourself at a
splendid garden of nearly three seres, under high
cultivation and full of the nholoest fruit, with good
koase and oat bniMings In good repair : also, wen,
cistern, and spring of never frlUng water, with
lares good pumps. The sprint Is eight let square
wal' laid la cement, and 170 rods of tile dram on
the plaes. It has taken the srst premium for
eight or tea years, without ezcepuon, ana win oe
old veryeuesp, witn fitsai rnouiuyr one year, ii ue-
sired. Also, a horse, wagon, games iooib, ana
Situated a little southwest of
the borough limit oa the uouna Head road,
known as tae niies property,
Ashtabula. Jan 1 107S. 1
VISITING CARDS eqoal to the
Conner Piste, and on the finest Bristol
Board Cards, at tbs TELEGRAPH OFFICH.t
Splendid Country Residence
THE residence of the late Rev,
1 Joirii Bai, atuated in Saybrpok. on the
North Ridge road, ess mile from the Depot of
the L 8 M. 8. H. B., one fourth mile from P. O,
Churches snd School houss. It smbraces thirty,
five acres of choice land. .
The buildings sre newsnd in complete repalr
lsnreand eierantly isished house surrounded by
Lsr?".rJ:.. .!i.'lntlful v euoolled with orna.
,7i ii. .nd shrubberv: fine barn with cellar
msds orchard of three scr
tarua vowng ore "l k 11 1 vw v-- -
ft a' t This Is very desirable aroqerty, and will
S-'in Jl-lM settle the estate. Enquire of
OmIb iu.Wt, at D. W. BaflkaU's, -
: -T" - - .'
YkYXLOPES. Ilavine added i
S2j kunstoek Bavslepes ws ara prepared te
furnish hem printed, at about tha same price as
TIXEG&APE OFF ICS. J
Business Men Ladies shopping snd
EVERYONE VISITING CLEYJ5
will Una it to their advantage to "
TAKE THIEB DINNER OR A LUNCH AT
Numsen & Whitney's
LADIES DLNLNG R001LS.
Neat, quiet, first-class and the
MOST CONVENIENT PLACE EN THE CITY.
A Splendid Bill order what;you like, pay for
yon get. ' .,"
- ISO BUrJUilVD O M-1
tmVHi. . . Few doors above Weddell Hoase.
Steam Ensnne Works!
FEINK "firWIRE, Proprietors.
Maim Street, . - JISHTA-B OHIO-
Stationary & Portable Engines
SHAFTING, PULLEYS, MILL GEARING, Ac
CIDER AND . CHEESB PRESS JACK
SCREWS OF ALL SIZES.
All kinds of Machinery Repairing promptly at
tended to. A epecalty at Steam and Gas Fittings.
The handsomest Furniture Establishment in
Cleveland. The only house that retails goods at
wholesale prices. JAMES MORIARTY.
Janl 230 and 28i.Superior St.,
opposite Poat office, CLEVELAND. O.
. BIRCH HOUSE,
114 Water St., CLEVELAND, OHIO
,: : . - H. si HUNT Proprietors. .
This house 4s centrally located and the best of
. accommodations ate offered. 128
1;. COMPLETE BOOK STORE
IlfGHAM, CLAEKE & CO.,
Wholesale and Retail.
' Several hundred choice volumes In every
branch of Literature.
SUNDAY SCHOOL BOOKS,
Twenty thousand volumes of good tone se
lected for the purpose.
An immense varietv.
BOYS' AND GIRLS' BOOKS.
Optic's Kellogg s Sophie May's. Several
: nrmdred volumes from all the popular authors
FRJMaKS AND TOY BOOKS,
u sen Hundred dozen, at lrom la cents per
doien to 3.00 per dozen.
INITIAL STATIONERY, . ,.:
All th new styles and sizes.
For Sunday Schools, Church Choirs and Sing
ing Schools. - .
MEDICAL AND LAW BOOKS,
A full variety 1.400 volumes.
Over 60 varieties at from 75 cents to $3 50.
A small quantity of shelf-worn books, good
lor School, Private, or Sundsy School Libra
book in market supplied to order.
. INGHAM CLAUKK tc CO.,
1846 S47 Superior street, Cleveland Ohio.
Wannfa.ctorer's Loan Association.
piIE ANNUAL MEETING of the
a. Stockholders of this Association .for the
election of officers, will be held in the Ashtabula
National Bank rooms, Monday, January 6th, at 1
P. M. . '!
J. BUM. BLYTH, Cashier.
AsbUbula, Dec.:4th, 187. ""' " 1S48
STOCKHOLDERS of the
I'ltrnr i wiTmwiT II X 17 ni v.i.
. ...i. .... .11
for the election of officers, at
their Annual Meeting f
their Banning office, Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 1 r. .
e. Dun, lil lu, asnier.
Ashtabula, Dec. 4th, 1878. 1248
, , NOTICE. .
THE Stockholders of the SILAS C.
SMITH IRON MINING CO. will hold their
annual meeting at their office at Sharpsville, Mer
cer county, -a., on ine nrsi Monaay oi January,
being the 5th day of the month, at 11 o'clock.
v.. for the purpose or electing Directors for the
ensuing year, and for thecransaction of other bni.
iness JAMES PIERCE, Prea.-
Sharpsvjiie, Pa.. Nov. x7 '78. D. Aonkw. Sec'y.
: XEW EIR2I. ..
VTT - - ' -
V t ILIIAMSON & WATROUS
resnectfullv announce to the citizens of Ashtabula
and surrounding country that they are prepared at
limes to majte to oroer . -. .
ALL KINDS OF HARNESS,
and keep constantly on hand a good assortment
oi gooas in weir line, an maae oi ins
. Best Material,
and put together In the BEST STYLE of workman-
snip, inose wishing anything in our line will do
well to give us a call. We think that we can eat
sfy In style and price. Hoping by strict atten
tion to businessand fair honest dealing with all,
to merit a share of your patronage, we remain
W. H. WruxAMsov, . W. E. Watbocs.
Cheap Night and Day
xHE Subscriber has just opened a
Store at the Station, in the new building erected
on the Rogers' Corner, where may be found at all
times, asnppiy oi urain corn.uats. ileal. c.
Also, a stock of -
Embracing all needful supplies for family nse, of
vne cooicest ana oesi qualities, ana ana ail new
Also a Stock of CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
It Is the intention of the subscriber to be np
with the times in the excellence of his goods, and
the low figure at which they will be offered to the
puDiie. A snare or patronage is solicited.
Ashtabula, Feb. 16, 1206 N. 8. HUMPHREY
DRUGS, Patent Medicines, Per-
Jnmes Soaps, Wines and Liquors for medicinal pur
poses. Fancy - and Toilet Goods, Stationery.
School Books, .... "
X7 VTiTi PAPEn,
Varnishes, Brushes, Ac, at
D. D. MATTESON'B
Opposite Ashtabula House, Ashtabula, O. 1244
EXCHANGE. The subscriber has
aconple of Crosby's Farkiko Mills that he wish
es to dispose of, and would take either money,
wood, or building lumber. Those in want of a
good mill could make a favorable arrangement.
Ashtabula Nov. 10. '78, l46tf L. C. NEWELL.
.Florence... Sewing : Machine.
The andersfmedv would snnoance to the citi
zens of Ashtabula and vicinity, tint she has secur
ed the Agency of the above Sewing Machine.
This machine is a UNIVERSAL FAVORlTE.and
evey person whe contemplates purchasing a ma
chine should call at th Dress-making rooms of
lyrls$4 Main Breet, Ashtabula
House to Rent, and Horse
TToUSE next east of mv dwelling
Poor rooms finished: pnmu and sink convenient.
wood house and spring honse ; good cellar. 1 5 per
month until spring, snd longer If desired, on fair
terms to be agreed upon.
...... w Tly.oal. ... awiA .nnnA T v
X VJU IJVIV.TIi., j.. ii.i ........ u. .
$150. on credit if desired and agrto.
Ashtabula. Nov. 11th, 1R78. lM&it
All Dersons are hereby warned
aninst taking or removing any Sand or Gravel
from the premises or ina nuoscrioer.
an.er this date, without first caving fi r Ui
Asbtabuls, June 6. 1878.
ETTER-HEADS printed in tbtf
nsateetttyieiof ths srt.stths
1 lltPi '3
X.' 1 Vf W
M ..' 4?' fT Hi
Great Reduction !
Florence sewing Machine
-' '- -TOM- "
84B.OO CASH t
For particulars call oa or address
U4Stf Park St., near Centre St., Ashtabula, 0.
The Ever Reliable Singer
Hold on the most accommodating terms,
R. L.GKOVER, KingsvUle, Ag t (or n,
tabua Oo. O.-
Sawing, Planing & Matching.
THE undersigned having purchased
the machinerv formerly used by E. A. Hitch
cock, can be found at the old stand, at Centre St.
R. R. crossing.
ALL KINDS OF PLANING, MATCH-
ING, SAWING, ETC.,
will be done with promptness, and at fair living
rates. lifcitf H. L. WEBB.
-f.TTXj O. FORD,
Has on hand a good assortment ot
Harness of various kinds. Heavy and Light, Sin
gle and Doable, of the beet workmanship and ma
terial. He is prepared to fill all orders for work
of any description in his line.
BLANKETS, . Ao. . .
He has just laid In a large supply of large and
medium sized Traveling Trunks. They are of va
rious qualities and valnes, and afforded at favor
able pricea. The vsaortment is altogether the
largest oi sny in ine region, i oe traveling puuuc
are invited to look over this stock, as thoy .can
hardly fail to find something totheirmind.
P. C. FOHD.
Ashtabula. 8eDt M. 187S. luaotf.
C. E. HUTCHINSON,
1(4 Eopertor U., Cbrriwl!, 0.
I Kewspspar Uveitis -rg "gent
f ..... and DCAtsn m
JOHNSON'S PRINTING ISIKS.
BrUM ud rrUUn' K-r&Ulii.. Sm4s p-o-rt-Uj,
At &actSrtvrs PrkM.
' WARRANTED ;
COTTON, or WASTE I
FLANNELS & YARNS
Port Byron, Cayuga Co., TTi Y.
For Sale by .
Ashtabula, O. '
October list 1873.
CALL AND SEE
FINE STOCK OF FURNITURE.
"CAN'T BE UNDERSOLD."
HAVING a complete outfit for
carrying on this branch of the bnsinesa,
we feel confident that we can give satisfaction to
those having need of the services of an Undertak
er, If they will entrusus with their business.
J. S. BEACH. P. D. DOTT.
AshUbula. March 80. 1873. Uo0
LIYEEP00L& LONDON &
GLOBE INS. CO.
XoTAL Assets, Gold, $20,000,000,
Asset in the United States, held bv
the Directors in New York $3,940,000.00
All snarenolders personally responsible for the
engagements of the Conmanv.
J. SIM. CliI 1 11, ASntSDUlS.
Kiln-dried, All Pine Doors
$1.75 to $2.25
JL HE Subscriber, being convinced of
the necessity of s low priced door, has mad ar
rangements to furnish them at the above
Astonishing Low Prices,
And all other goods in his line in the same ratio,
lot cash, ana dash oniy.
Small Profits & Large Sales
Is my motto in the future. A large stock of Sash.
uuius. anu ooors constantly on band. Over
. One Hundred different varieties
of Mouldings. Scroll Sawing done on short
notice, and WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFAC
TION. A Large Stock of
Michigan Pine on hand.
Also a large stock or Biding, Celling and
O 03FLITirC3r .
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Call snd see before vou bar. as T am itntnmtnii.
to ui.ic it en onjuct ror ine people to buy of me.
Office snd Mill opposite Church Psrk. Mam Rt
AshUbula. VI Q. C. CtiLLKY.
- Hair Work.
f RS. WM.GILMAN, opposite the
folly announc to ibe Udlet or tbla rlcinltv, that
Bh ial nfftnairsAfT tn An In fliai mmt alvla all VIhiIs.
of woik to hair 'suoh as BttAIDIKU, ilVRUNG,
1AKIN(. 8WITCUE8, 4o. :
LADIES' HAIR WANTED,
for which the highest price win be paid. Hsr work
will compare well with any city work, while her.
urlcet ai s far less.
AtfeUbaii, Osfc a lrnj, imt
Kimuiy. ' He Ba a kind word and
a beaming lace for every body, aud lie
imparted to others something of bia own
joyous moon. lie Dad bis sorrow lul mo
merits, bis occasions of anxiety, when the
expression ot bis lace took, a paintui sig
nificance, and one could see tbat there was
some burden nressiDg upon bim : but let
him meet a friend, especially a child, and
the shadow fled from his face so Quickly
that in the after-warmth you forgot there
bad been any there. Grasp bis band, and
vou never found it cold.
It was Ibis greatness of heart that caus
ed bim to make such a host of friends
and acquaintances among all classes. He
was one of those men whom, when sick.
the butcher, the baker, the grocery man.
and the laborer always asked about He
was a great lover of children. He was
constantly speaking to them in tbe street
and caressing them, not from affectation
or a desire to be popular, but because be
could not help it. His grandchildren
George and Mai, were always running
over to see grandpa, aud grandpa was at
ways glad to see them. If grandpa bad
bad tbe entire training of them, perhaps
there would nave been some spoiled chii
A friend tells me of an instance which
well illustrates bis tenderness for chil
dren. Once, while conducting some scien
tific experiments, it became necessary to
have some water immediately. Agassrz
seized a pitcher and ran out to a pump
near by. He went out quickly but was
slow in coming back. They waited twice
aa long for the water as would suffice to
bring iV-aud then wen out to see what
was the matter. There-- sat Agassiz,
do fen by the pump, his legs crossed, aud a
little child, wbicn be was loudly Booming
and caressing, nestled in between tuem.
In his baste at tbe pump be bad accident
ally struck the child, near by. Though
tbe blow was of little account, tbe exi
gences of science seemed to bim the less
important and he had put down his pitch
er and opened bis heart. When deeply
engaged in scientific investigation, he
would leave his work to seize and fondle
a child that had strayed into bis room,
and the interrupted mental process seem
to be resumed without Oiraculty.
Agassiz was a philanthropist by nature.
He wag fund ot "doing good as he bad an
"Who can I get to make some drawings
for me r 1 asked once.
"Take : be is a good draughtsman
and he needs the money; it will help
bim along.' ' ' '-
One day, from'my window I noticed a
horse and buggy standing in tbe street
The horse bad been carelessly bitched,
and worked himself loose, and, having
moved a little way out in the street, seem
ed inclined to move on with an empty
wagon. A student and a minister of the
gospel in turn passed that way, but neith
er made any effort to keep this horse
from straying. Presently I saw Agassiz
coming down the avenue, apparently ab
sorbed in deep thought, his eyes bent up
on the ground. He stopped when be got
to the horse, without seeming to take
his thoughts off the subject on which
be was engaged, picked up tbe hitching
strap, tied the horse and went on, leaving
tbe owner ignorant tbat any one bad done
bim a favor. 1
It was one of the traditions among tbe
old belles of Cambridge, that when Agas
siz first came here he was regarded as the
handsomest man they had eyer seen. The
tradition does not need much testimony
for even to the day of bis death be was
handsome, especially when be smiled,
It was wonderful what an illuminating ef
fect that smile bad. ma personal attract
lions, geniality and attention to little cour
tesies, always maae bim a lavonie witn
the ladies. They attended his school in
great numbers. " There was not a great
deal of discipline there; the rnle was that
you must speak in French, but there was
great deal of whispering in English
which the teacherfsomehow overlooked.
This worship of tbe man was not confin
ed to Cambridge. It wonld be hard to
name a place in the country where Agas
siz had been that he was not affectionate
ly canonized. On bis return from tbe
Hassler expedition he could not slip qui
etly into tbe Lowell Institute to hear hiB
tnend i yndaii lecture, without being ob
served and compelled by a perfect thun
derstorm of applause to bow again and
again his recognition of the tribute. He
was a sort of pope in Boston.
Do you see that man sitting over in
tbat corner, there V said an intelligent
reporter of a Boston newspaper to me.
"Well that is Agassiz. Heknowt every
tie was always indinerent to money
where science was concerned. He spent
lavismy wnenever ne couia get it, often
for things which- would not make show
for the public, but which were invaluable
for the pursuit of scientific truth. He
was not a business man nor a financier. If
be wanted money for his museum he
would appeal to his friends and the pub
lic, and was sure to get it. - Then - he
would spend it rapidly for collections or
improvements, confident that be could
get more when he needed it.
He was also singularly methodical In
his habits. Men who Lived and work by
rule would oe puzziea to nnaersiana now
Agassiz managed to do so much without
these helps. He lived and worked by
inspiration. If be was suddenly seized
with an lntererest in some scientific in
quiry, he would pursue it at once, put
ting by perhaps other work in which be
had fairly lust got started. "I always
like to take advantage of my productive
moods," be said to me. Thus often he
had several irons in the fire, only one
which might ultimately be finished.
rrobably be saw that the last iron prom
ised to work np better thau tbe first, - He
never could be made to work like a ma
chine, turning out a definite Quantity at
regular intervals. He never ftlt bound to
regard the rule that you muat finish one
thing oeiore you begin anotber, ao "em
phatically presented in tbe old school
books. His was a method of working
woicn wouia oe ruinous 10 any man who
had not tbe wonderful facilities, his far
sight and insight With his great logical
brain and bis marvelous powers of ob
servation, there was united a certain tel
escopic intuition which made his view of
probabilities something more than
guess. He never proposed his own meth
ods ot working as a model for others.
uiice nowever, in my presence a near
relative ventured to ask bim if be did
not think be would accomplish more if
finished one thing before be began an
otner. -jsvery man must work accor
ding u bis own method," he replied.
tie was ntmseir a great oontradiotion of
tbe methods by which many have won
success. He achieved, but it wag after
bis own way. It was frequently a hard
thing to gel bim to sign a paper, or write
letter (exoept for somebody else), or to
look over accounts or report, or ao little
routine work. Yet he could never have
attained his great eminence in science if
had not paid in this department great
attention to ine minutest ana apparently
tbe most Instgnfilcant details. Looking
the drawing of a fish made by bis artist
said, after taking a single glance, "it
a beautiful drawing, but don't you see
you have left out two or three of tbe
scales." Thia story, wbioh I have seen
elewhere, I vouched Tor by the draughts
man who formerly drew hit specimens
I know what those silent lips would
if Just here their testimony could be
gathered. It would be a testimony as
sweet and beautiful as that of John Stu
art Mill to tbe helpmate he devoutedly
loved. It may be a fact leas familiar to
public, but it is one well known to
Prof. Agaissiz'i friends, that his wile was
complement and in every tense a help
mate. What the Professor lacked In or
der, method, or business habits was abun
dantly supplied bv Mrs. Agassiz. It waa
graceful and assiduous pen tbat re
cast and put Into more classic molds the
t ready English. It waa ber
constant encouragement and stimulus
that supported tha Rrntt-uiat in new and
difficult undertakings. Her counsel was
always listened to with Tesnect It is safe
tay that we should not Inn harl an
many of hit works put in a permanent
form in English If it had not been for bar
earnest co-operation. The Professor as
know, wat a ready lecturer, and' al
ways delivered his addresses without
manuscript. In all of bis lectures and
speeches near borne Mis. Agass z acenm.
pained bm wbepcyer possible and
took copious notes, and thus nruaerved
thought for future use. All of the ,
communications for the press passed
through her bands. She wrote much
Ui dloUtlon, attended to f rut nil 1
ness details, and ia a thousand
j arded bis work. Every word
v... r .. rebslow on the silent dead is
; ;red recognition of her who
c hU labors aud bis rewards.
hope that she who knew him
! : ' . n any or all of us, may crown
in.-. i' :-. f devotion by completing and
the world her own record loug
- . un of the genius and work of
m departure has left such avoid
i ...ii sarts.
They Live and How Caught.
Few ladies know much about the
source of the greatly coveted seal
skin mantle. A few words then up
on the family of aquatic mammalia
known as the seals Phocidce) will
not be outof place. . j,
Seals arefoiin"dn--erypart of
the world, except the topics. They
exist irr immense numbers in high
northern and southern ' latitude, in
habiting the desolate coasts, and the
borders of the great ice fields
stretching tor hundreds of . miles
around the polesThey are' equally
at home whether in salt or fresh
water, inhabitating alike the fresh
water lakes of Russia and the salt
seas. We have seen them in the
very extremity of the Norwegian
fjords, 120 miles from the sea, where
the taste of salt water was scarcely
perceptible. They thrive best, how
ever, in salt water. ,
Seals swim with wonvful swift
ness! turning and twisting with the
greatest ease and rapidity when in
pursuit of thqir finny Iprey: the
readiness with, which swift-swim-
ming nan iiKe ine salmon are cap
tared, sufficiently proves their mar
velous activity under water. , . Be
sides fish they eat various species of
crustacea'and the molluscs, cuttle
fish, and such sea fowl as they are
able to surprise in the water. Some
species are known to eat algae and
The young, born on uninhabited
islands, barren rocks, in caverns,
and on lonely sea coasts, are at first
covered with a short wool, and in this
dress they do not enter the water.
The mother seals are very- attentive
and aitectionate to their little ones,
and will bravely fight in their de
fense. , They also bestow immense
warns in getting them down to the
sea, and teaching them to swim, for
the animals do- not take so readily
to the water as we might suppose.
When shot in the water, .seals are
often very difficult to , recover, as
shot dead thev sink almost immedi
ately, and if only wounded, will
dive and. not rise again. When oq
the shore they usually lie close to
the water, and when shot in this po
sition, ii not- killed, are certain to
escape. They are so wary that it
is impossible to approach near
enough to harpoon them, and if not
shot stone dead, are sure to tumble
themselves off the ice and sink.
Seals play an important part in
the economy of high northern lat
itudes. It has been wisely ordered
by an overruling Providence that,
in regions where most essential,
there are they found in the greatest
abundance. Without' them - the
wandering tribes of the Esquimaux
could not exist. Of the skins, they
make warm clothing, a covering for
their boats, and lining for their
couches in the winter "iglioo."
h rom the blubber, oil for light and
warmth for cooking; taken internal
ly, fuel to keep the lamp of life
buring. The bones and teeth, serve
to tip harpoons, and to make fish
hooks and other articles too numer
ous to mention. From the entrails,
and stomach they form waterproof-
clothing, also a substitute for glass,
to admit light to their summer
Knowing, then thatevery comfort
nay, life itself, depends npon the
capture of these animals, they show
extraordinary skill, endurance ftnd
perseverance in their pursuit. In
the long Arctic winter seals are
found miles from land under the
frozen 6ea, and as it is necessary for
mese ammais 10 come irom time to
time to the surface to breathe, they
have - certain "blow holes" which
they keep open in the ice : these
holes are large ' enough to per
mit the seals to come up head fore
most through the many feet of ice,
but at the top they suddenly con
traot, leaving only a small aperture
open tor the seal to breathe through.
Over all the rest of the surfacs of the
frozen ocean a deep covering of
snow. To find the position of these
holes the Esquimaux' employ -dogs
wiucu. in una pursuit exuioib extra
ordinary, sagacity, -working the
ground over like a pointer, till they
catch . the scent . of the . sea hole
through the snow. . When found.
the savage pushes down his spear
until he strikes, the small opening
leading to the main hole. , . Careful
ly avoiding disturbing the. surface,
and perfectly motionless, he , then
stands spear la hand .over the bole
for hours together, as if rooted to
the spot, till hearing the "puff," he
strikes with an, extraordinary pre
cision through snow and blow bole
into the unseen head. The animal
instantly dives, and runs out the
line attached to the harpoon. The
hole is then enlarged, and the aston
ished brute dragged to the sur?
. - -
When an Esquimaux perceives a
seat DasKing on tbe ice near his hole,
,. ... ....
he will crawl along on his belly, lm
itating to perfection the grunt and
motions of the animal, and artfully
endeavoring to get between it and
the hole. If he succeeds in dom
so, it is all over with the befoole
creature. The man rises, to his feet,
euner instantly transnxtno; It with
his harpoon, of stunning it by a
U1UW 014 liHO Hvee,
A Peculiar People.
Tt. nl . n .. . i
io ujugne, wazeue not long
since gave an account of some of
the peculiar customs and usages of
tllO tl nil i.nr, nf ,1. AC' t' 1
"iiw ui tuo jincan
It Seems that all the men hnrn rn
certain day of the week are called
by the masculine artnellfttinn nf trior
day, and all the women by the fem
inine name for the dav. Thus, all
girls born on Sundav am minimi
Ml'sanlti ajl the boys born on bun
day are named Auassie; girls born
Monday are named Adjuah ; boys
are named Cudje. The choice of
names being thus very limited, nick
names are much in vogue. So a fat
man born on Monday is not cnllmi
simply Cudie, bu Cudjo. Kufumau;
vvu appauiug custom oi tuese na
tives is their habit of nawnincr their
sons and daughters and wives, with
very much the same indifference as
that with which a German student
would pledge. his watch. A woman
who has been riled cud becomoH the
absolute slave of the norson to
whom she has been pawned. When
pledged person dies the bodv ia
faatennd to a limit nf n f ro Viirrti tn
airf beyoml he rpoph pf aul:
nutls. The native tribes believe In
Immortality of the soul, but
they think the dead one cannot com
mence hit wanderinors in th eternal
rtalm until bU mortal remain, have, 1
been consigned to earth. For this
reason the relatives make every ef
fort to redeem the body of a pawn
ed person as soon as possible after
death. The Fantees rejoice in the
possession of two devils Abousam,
who presides over the souls of the
wicked in the next world, and Sasa
bousam, a large, red-colored, long
haired devil, who rules on earth.
The latter resides in the deep ravine
of a gloomy forest, and near a gigan
tic mulberry tree.
The mortality among children on
the Gold Coast is very great. This
is due partly to the sudden changes
in temperature, and- partly' to the
early loss of milk by mothers," who
in lien thereof nomrish their children
with a liquid called lauki, which is
very apt to cause inflammation of
. Sunset-Oox is a nimble and pro
digious faculty attached to a small
man'. Concealed somewhere about
him, like one of those miraculous
spiral springs which, within a small
compass, will run a clock eight days
or a toy an hour, is a resorvoir of
speech. This speech appears to have
a life of its own, regardless of its
possessor, and goes off in antics and
freaks, gambols and antitheses, par
enthetic whiffs, and all manner of
smartness twrd-plausibilities, which
delight like a Punch-show, and af
fect human life no more. If yon
ever saw a monkey attached by a
very long and light chain to an or
dinary organ-grinder, so that the
monkey can indulge in all the antics
short of freedom; you have Sunset
Cox when his gift of speech gets
loose. It surprises himself. It ap
pears to have all the human intelli
gences, and frequently more. But
it is monkeydom at last. As to the
man behind it, he is one of the most
serious, ambitious, sorrowful men in
Art or Nature, who turns the organ
of public hie, and has no great erai
nence in that way, except by this
miraculous monkey of speech.
; A Boston till tapper recently pur
chased a half gallon of Molasses at
a grocery, and, in default of a jug.
got the grocer to pour it in his hat,
which was no sooner done than he
clapped the hat over the grocer's
head, and, while the latter was sput
tenng, through the flood ot syrup,
delibeartely robbed the drawer. and
decamped. Experience is a harsh
teacher, but an infailiable one; and
the grocer has probably learned
now the meaning of the proverb,
"Sweet are the uses of adversity."
. An old rough clergyman once
took for his text the passage of
Psalms, "I said in my haste all men
are liars." Looking np, apparently
as if he saw the Psalmist standing
before him, he said: "You said in
haste, David. If you had been here,
yon might have said it after a ma
The Hudson will soon be a much
bridged river. Its navigable portion
is now spanned at Lansingburgh,
Troy, and twice at Albany. The
bridge at Poughkeepsie will be
pushed forward rapidly; the one
proposed near Newburgh Is likely
to be begun next season, and a new
one at Troy is under way.
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