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S. B. WELLS, Produce and Commission Mer
chant, for the purchase and sale of Western Ke
- serve Butter,,Cheese and Dried Fruits.
Main Street," Ashtabula. Ohio. 1224
CiitLI$LE&TILER, Dealersin Fancy and
Staple Dry Goods, Family Groceries, and Crock
ery South Store, Clarendon Block, Aaktabnla.
Ohio. ' 10!'5
E. M. GILKEY, Dealer in Dry Goods. Grocer
ies, Crockery and Glass-Ware, next door nonh
of Fisk House, Mainst. Ashtabnla, Oliio-. 104'
J. M. FllLKNEK ic SON. Dealers in
Groceries, Provisions. Flour, Feed, Foreign and
Domestic Fruits, Salt, Fieh, Plaster Water
Lime, Seeds &c.. Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio.
W. REDHEAD. Dealer in Flour.Po-k. Hams
.11 b.inr Finn. Also, all kinds of
Family Groceries, Fruits and Confectionery.
Ale and Domestic Wines. 1&-
J. P. ROBERTSON A SON, Dealers in
every description of Boots, Shoes, Hatsand Caps.
Also, on hand a stock of choice Family Grocer
ies Main street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula,
D. W. KASKELL, Corner Spring and Main
BtS. ASUUUUia, uuiu. "'J
UniVCLICB WWA-iJ. ,
. . .iL.kv m, sitcnKKOli. Dealers in
Drv Goods. Groceries. Boots and Shoes, Hats,
Caps, Hardware, Crockery. Books, Paiuis. Gils
MARTIN NEWBERRY, Druggist and
Apothecary, and general dealer in Drugs, Metu-
; UL'inua mnti f.innnra for melical DUrDOSeb.
Winri and Toilet Goods. Maine street, corner of
. m u-u K? Aahrahnla. flhin
Dealer in Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, Per-
iumery ana x aucy Articles, buiiwiui
fee, Spices, Flavoring Extracts, Patent Medi
cines of every description. Paints. Dyes. Var
- . , ri ,.1. L-.... n.ir RpMlnrMtivAfl.
Hair Oils, Ac. all of which will be sold at the
lowest prioea. Prescriptions prepared with
suitable care. 108
criiRGK UILLAKD, Dealer in Dry-
Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes. Cro
ckery, Glassware. Also, wnoiesaie ana retail
dealer in Hardware. Saddlery, NailB.Iron, Steel,
Drags, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Dyestuffs, 4c,
Main st. Ashtabnta. 1095
AMERICAN HOUSE, T. N. Booth Propri
etor, sojth siae 01 tne u. b. & m. n. station.
This House has re entry been refitted and lm
d roved, and offers pleasant, sub- tantial and con
venient accommodations to persons stopping
over night, or for a meal, or for those from the
interior, wishing stable accommodation for
teams. The House Is orderly, wun prompt at
tention to gneBts, and good table and lodg
PaSK. HOUSE, Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field,
Propria or. An Omnibus running to and from
every train of ctrs. Also, a good livery-stable
kept in connection with this house, to convey
passengers to any point. 151
df.e P. E. HAJLli, Dentist, Ashtabula, O.
4sfDkiiice Center street, between .Main and
G. W. NELSON, Dentist, Ashtabula,
$J!ffJ. viBits Couneaut, Wednesday and
ruu sdayofeach week 1109
W.X. WALLACE, D.D.S. Ashtabula, O.is
prepared to atteua to all operations in hiB pro-
' feasion. He makes a speciality of Oral Sur
gery1' and savinKtue natural teeth. 1106
WILLIAMSON WATROUS, Saddle and
Harness Makers, opposite Fisk Block, Main su
Ashtabula, Ohio, has on hand, and makes to or
der, in the best manner, everything In his
F, C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer in Sad
dles, Harness, Bridles, Collars, Trunks, W nips,
&c. opposite Fisk House, Ashtabula, Ohio. I1116
GEO. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing
of all kindB of Waihces, Clocks and Jewelry.
Store in Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula, 0.
FAMES K. STEBBINS, Dealer in Watch
es, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware.
Ac. Repairing of all kinds done well, and all
orders promptly attended to. Main Street. Ash
tabula Ohio. 125
JT. S. ABBOTT. Dealer in Clocks, Watches
Jewelry, etc. Engraving, Mending and Ke
pairing done to order, bnop on Main street,
Conneaut, Ohio. 888
JOHN DDCRO, Manufacturer of, and
Dealer InFurnlture of the best descriptious.aud
every variety. Also General Undertaker, and
Manufacturer of Coffins to order. Main street.
North ot South Public Square, Ashtabula.
J. 8. BEACH, Mannlactnrer and Dealer! n
FirstClass Furnitrue. Also, General Underta
TINKER, tc SFERRIT Manufacturers of
Stoves, Plows and Colucns, Window Caps and
Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh
Shoes, Ac. Phoenix Foundry, Ashtabula. 0. 1091
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
W. H. HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel
or at law office oyer Newberry's Drag Store,
Ashtabula, Ohio will practice in all the courts
of the State. Collecting and Conveyancing
made a specialty. 1227
ftHERMAN, HALL, & SHERMAN, At
torneys and Counselors at Law, Ashtabula, O.,
will practice in the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake
Labam S. Shxbkah, Theodore Haix.
J. H. Skerkak. 1048
EDWARD H. FITCH, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Special attention given to the Settlement of Es
tates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting. Al
to to allmatterB arising under the Bankrupt
I. o. FISHER, Justice of the Peace and
Agent for the Hartford, 6un, A Franklin Fire
Insurance Companies. Office over J, P. Rob
erteon'a Store. Main St. Ashtabula. O. Ill
CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Conn
sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. l'JW
CROSBY WKTHEBWAX, dealers in
Stoves, Tin-Ware, Hollow-Ware, Shelf Hard
ware, Glass-Ware, -Lamps and Lamp-Trtm-.
fchigs, Petroleum, Ac, opposite the Fisk House,
Ashtabula. , J1
Also, a full stock of Paints, oils. Varnishes,
Brushes, Ac. l81
GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer in Hard
ware, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate,
Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and manufac
turer of Tin Sheet iron and Copper V. are,
Flsk's Block Ashtabula, Ohio. 1095
KB. E. L. KING, physician and Surgeon,
office over Hendry A King's Btore, residence
' near Bt.Peter's Church. Ashtabula.. O trOt
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BANK,
Ai' tabq, Ohio. Hi Fasett. Pres't. J.
Bun Blttb, Cashier. Authorized Capital, $200,
000 Cash Capital paid In $100,000. H. Fabsktt,
1 B Crobbt, C. E. Bbuce, H J. Nettleton,
B N Ellis. W. Humph bet, E. O. Warner,
Cbas. Walker, P. F. Good, Directors. 1204
THE ASHTABULA LOAN ASSOCIA
TIONCAPITAL $100.000 Office Main St.
next doorsouthof Fisk House does
General Banking Business.
Buys and sells Foreign and Eastern Exchange,
Gold, Silver, and all kinds of U. 8. Securities.
Collections promptly attended to and remitted
for onday of payment, at current rates of ex
change. Interest allnw-d on time deposits.
P. Sllliman, Geo. C. Hnbbard, Lorenzo Tyler,
J. B. Shepard. J. W. Haskell, H. L. Morrison,
8. H. Earrington. '1251
F. BILLIMAN, Prut. A A. 80UTHWICK. Cath.
Q, c. CULLEY, Manufacturer of Lath,
Siding, Mouldings, Cheeso Boxes, Ac. Planing,
Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the
shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo
site the Upper Park. Ashtabnia, Ohio. 440
FRENCH WEIBLEN M nnfactcrers a
Dealers 1e all kinds of Leather in demand in this
fmarkol (PfSilM rhaBlx (Tsuadar, Aiit
,-V A: REE YES, Dealers In Graniteand
Ma role .'nouuiucuiB.uinvc '""di . "
. y. a.- RnilMintr StniiP FlAWl IC
telS, wraico, tx uuiauaus, w-., pr. n
Corbiog cut to order. Yard on Center street.
EDWARD G. PIERCE Dealers in Clothing,
Hats Caps, and Genu" Furnishing Goods, Ashta
bula. Ohio. ii
WAITE : SILL, Wholesale and Re
tail Dealers in Keaay jaaae L.iotning. unu""
inp Gnrais Hats Cans. Ac Ashtabula 1251
iwnfi nnriMT a Bn V.illlnerv A DreSS-
X,AB av.Mm.amw, J
a hi.f int nf Milliserv soods and
the latest stvles of Ladies and Children s Pat;
terns. Shop and salesroom over Mann A Noyes
store. iCenter Btreet, Ashtabula, Ohio. Iyl289
197 BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE!
Dealer in water Lime, Dtucco. iauu x-ister,
p,.,, 1 Estate and Loan Agent. Asntaouia uepoi
109. WILLIAM HUMPHREY.
EDGAR HALL, Fire and Life Insurance and
ReaLEstate Agent. Also. Notary Public and Con
veyancer. Office over Sherman and Hall's Law
rffi Asuaonia. unio. j
GRAND RIVER INSTITUTE, at Austin
. 1 . . 1. ... 1 , , .. 1 , u : .. T Tni-lrpnn,n A
ounjn Asutnuuia v,v., uiuu. " - .
M., Principal. Winter Term begins Tuesday
Lec. ml oena lor vataiuguc.
J. E. WATROUS, Painter, Glazier, and
Paper Hanger. All work done with neatness
w kttk r ttxh Arpnt fnr the Liveroool
ImH.ln A Globe Insurance Co. Cash assets over
$40,000,000 Gold. In the U. S. $8,600,000. Stock
holders also personally liable. 1218
BLAKESLEE 4: MOORE, Photographers
aud dealer in Pictures, engravings, nromos.
At hHno a larp-esnoDlv of Mouldings of vari.
ous descriptions.is prepared to frame anything
in the picture line, at shortnotice and in the
1 1 -,,-l HoMnilfinnmr th Half stare. 2nd
door South of Bank Matin street.
ASHTABULA YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 2.1863.
BUlfNINC SOCTH. BCKNINe NORTH.
t NUMBERS STATIONS.
. NUMBKK .
2 4 6
7 Ool 2 3of
7 13 2 42
7 44l 3 14
8 5S 4 20A. M.
9 37, 6 02) 6 40
9 53 5 17 6 55
10 25 5 50, 6 25
2 8511 301 S 40
P. K. P. M.U. M. I
p. p. .
....Harbor. .. 1 45 8 40
....Ashtabula. 1 82 8 28
...Eagleville... 12 58 7 58
.North Bristol. 11 61 89 a. n
Warren.... 11 10 6 00 8 40
. .Niles 10 55 6 45 8 24
.Toungstown.. 10 25 6 00 7 60
...Pittsburgh.. 7 00 1 15 4 25
A. M. P. M. P X
All trains daily, except Sunday.
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pass. Ticket Agent
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dec. 14, 1873, Passenger Trains
will run a follows :
No. 7.No.l 8-ATIONS.
2 25 7 00 Oil City East..
2 35 7 05 e Junction
5 45 7 10 z Oil City West
8 00 7 21 z Reno
8 08 x 7 28 Run
3 17 7 35 a Franklin
8 40 7 62 Summit
8 48 7 88 zPolk
4 00 8 10 z Kaymilton
4 17 8 27 Sandy Lake
4 20 8 80 z Stoneboro
x 4 25 x8 85 Branch
4 36 8 46 Clark
4 45 8 56 Hadley
6 00 9 10 Salem
606 9 A G W Cross..
6 20 9 40 1 Jamestown...
p- 9 47 Turncrsville....
No. 8 9 66 Simon's Corners
Jeffer 10 12 z Andover
son 10 22 Barber's Leon.
Acc. 10 84 Dorset
6 65 10 61 z Jefferson
6 12 11 07 Plymouth
8 80 11 20 zAahtabuia
0 20 2 10 Cleveland
A M P M
No. 2 No.4f N0.8
P M T H AH
2 45 9 05
2 35 8 65
x2 15 8 40
2 07 8 82
2 01 8 25
1 45 05
I 891 7 68
1 27 7 47
1 10 7 80
1 07 7 27
xl 03 x7 28
12 52 7 u
12 43 7 02
12 28 6 60
12 24 6 44
10 15 g 25
9 40 7 60
A H P H AH
Trains stop only on Signal. xTrains do not
otop. zieiegrapu stations. Cleveland Time.
The Way Freight trains stOD at Jc-ffterann In
going West, at 8.46 P.M., and going East at 7;80
Passenger fare at the rate of 3 cents per mile;
to way stations counted in even half dimes.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 3d.
PULLMAN'S best Drawing -room
and Sleeping Coaches, combining all
modern improvements, are run through on all
trains from Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Niagara
Falls, Cleveland and Cincinnati to New York
making direct connection with all lines of tor
eign and coastwise steamers, and also with
Bound Steamers and railwav lines tor Tu.tn
other New England cities.
No. No. 12. No. 8.
STATIONS. Day Lightn'g Cincin.
Express. Express Express.
Dunkirk L've. 8 35 AH 1 06P.H. 77771
Salamanca " 6 22 " 816 "
Clifton " 4 40 " "S00 " 6 30 ph
Susp, Bridge.... " 4 tO " 2 10 " 6 60 "
Niagara Falls.. " 4 66 215 " 6 58 " '
Buffalo ' 5 20 " 2 4S " 96a
Attica 6 40 " 4 10 " IT 08
Portage 7 45 " 6 19 " 12 08 ax
HornellBville " 9 00 " 6 85 1 20 "
Addison " 10 00 " 740 " 8 22 "
Rochester 5 85 " 4 00 ' 6 00 "
Avon " 6 20 " 4 46 " 7 00 "
Bath " 9 03 " 7 05 " 11 27 p h
Corning " io 22 " 8 06 ' 2 50
Elnura lArr.10 51" I 8 88 822 ph
Waverly " 11 80 " 9 28 " 4 05 '
Owego ' 12 06 px 10 04 " 4 46A.H
Binghamton .... " 12 49 " 10 63 " 6 82 "
Great Bend ' 118" 6 04 "
Susquehan'a.... tl 88 " 1143 " 20"
Deposit " 2 25 " 12 27 a.m. 715"
Hancock " 2 62 " 1 00 " 745 "
Lackaw'xen " 4 88 "
Honesdale " 6 08 " 77.
Port Jervis " 25 ' 8 48 " ibTF"-
Middletown " 6 12 " 4 50 11 08
Goshen " . .... 1127,,
Patterson " "TOOT" 6 40 " 1 03 ph
Newark ...7. " 7 38 " 2 05 "
Jersey City 8 37 " ,"7 20 "" 1 40
New York ' 8 55 PH 7 40 " 1 65
Boston - 5 00 P x 5 OOp.x. iTMp.x
Daily, t Meal Stations-
Ask for tickets bv wav of Erie Railwav.
For Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices.
J no. rt. Abbott, Gen. Pas. Agent.
A.LL persons interested are hereby
notified that the undersigned as the solicitor A
Agt. of the Incorporated village of Ashtabula, did,
on the 3d day of December. A. D. 1873, nleVith the
County Cominissioners'of Ashtabula County, atthe
regular session thereof, a petition in behalf of
said Village, asking that the following described
territory be annexed to aaid incorporated Village
of Ashtabula, to-wit : ' "
All of the territory -lying between the following
boundaries not already included within the lim
its oi said village, to-wit: Beginning at a point in
the north-west corner of the said township of Ash.
utuuia ou tne Boutn snore 01 iakb ane, running
thence southerly in the west line of said township
to a point in the north-westcorner of lot No. thirty-two
i32) in said township thence easterly In
mm uurtu une 01 101s no. tnirty-one ai ana tnir-ty-two(ai),
which is also the south line oflots No.
17 and 18, to the township line ; thence following
said township line northerly and easterly until it
uitersects the east line of Section three (3) in
said township of Ashtabula ; thence northerly
along the east line of said Section three (8) to the
center of the main track of the Lake 'shore A
Michigan Southern Railroad ; thence south wes
tlerly -along the tsenter of ajd roaln track tolthe
east line of the Warren and Ashtabula Turnpike
Road as it now is ; thence northsrly along the
east line of said Turnpike Road until ft intersects
tne center 01 tne noaa runuing easterly between
lands now or lomierlv owned bv John nm.n
and Henry Mcwrey ; thence in a line due north to
tne snore 01 iake une ; tnence westerly along the
north line of Ashtabula township to the place of
Said Commissioners have fixed Tuesday, the
TENTH (10) DAT OF FEBBUABT, A. D. 1874, at 11
o'clock, A. M., as the day on which said petition
will be for hearing before them at the office of the
County Auditor at Jefferson, in said county, at
which said time and place any and all persons
interested, are required to be present and make
such objection, if any they have, to said annexa
tion as they are by law entitled to make.
Dec. 6, 1873. THEODORE HALL,
Solicitor and agent of the Incorporated Village of
IN PRICE OF COAL !
TO meet the demands and neces
sities of the times, we, the undersigned, will
sell Coai. for 1 "
Of Etta. Oniy-
at the following prices per ton (screened) at our
yard near L. S. A M. 8. depot:
BRIARi: HILLJ Lump '. $4.80
WICK A WELLS' Lump 4.30
ANTHRACITE COAL, Stove and Egg.. 8.40
" " , Chestnut 7.90
"It won't do to trust the men," F aunt Feb.
"It wou't d to trust thf mm;
That's as true as prtacliing,
Never v. isi-r precept 9
Showu by human V-acUin.
From the cradle to the grave.
They'll tell the old, old story
Just as sweet to us to-day
As in Eden's glory.
But beware 1
Slronsest vows they lightest sever,
Do you think, liecause they bay it.
That they truly love you
Swearing by the earth beneath
A ml iIih si. -us above von ?
rinn't von know thev've sworn the
Times they could not number?
Wakiug m.-uiy an Uudine's soul
From uncousciotis slumber?
But beware 1 &c.
If vou will, within your heart
Hoard the honeyi-d lie lie told you
In the dusky twilight muse.
While love dreams enfold you ;
. Listen for his coming step,
, With the blushes creeping
O'er the cheeks that by and by
May be paled with weeping.
But beware -Jfco.
Heart) are trumps, remcmlierlhat,
If the gnni'-is worth the winnings
If it isn't, throw it up
Trilling is as vile as sinning.
Man's a wild bee idly roaming
You are but the flowi-r
From whose heart he sips the sweets
That beguile the hour.
But beware 1 &c.
What to them is honor truth.
Petted sons of ease and fashion ?
Whal to them is love, forsooth,
But a Softer name lor passion ?
Though a sacred, holy thing
Seems the troth that he has plighted.
VV by should he be true to you
Who another's life has blighted?
"Trust him not" the gipsy's warning
Is as true to day
As when spoken in the wild-wood
Leagues and leagues away.
Waste and lone may be the life
That no love has sanctified.
But 'tis better than to learu
Scorn for him you've deified ;
So beware! &c.
GARNET B FREEMAN.
Who nuts oop at der best hotels,
Und dakes hip oysters on derschell.
Und mit de trauliens cuts a schwell r
Who vos it gomes indo mine schtore.
Drows down his bundles oil der vloo'r
Und nelerschtr.ps to scut der door ?
Who dakes me by der hand and say ;
"Hans Pleil'er, how you vas to-day ;"
Und gobes for peesnis right away t
Who zspreads his samples in a trice.
Und dells me zlook and see how nice !"
Und says I gets "der bottom price?"
Who says der dings vas egestra vine
"Vrom Sbar many, upon der Rhine'
Und sheats me den dimes oudt of nine ?
Who dells hew cheap der goots vas
Moiirb Ipra mid vnt T irnnlrl imnnrt
But lets dem go as he vas short?"
Who varrants all der goots to suit
Jer customers upon his route.
Und ven dey gomes they vas no goot?
Who gomes aroundt ven I been oudt,
Drinks oup mine pier und eats mine
Und kiss Katrina in der mout ?
Who. ven he frilmpfl aoniri rllo trutr
Vill hear vot Pleiffer has to say, '
una mit a piacK eye goes avay ?
A STEAMBOAT RACE.
[From "The Gilded Age." by Market Twain and
Charles D. Waruer.]
At nieht the boat forced on
through the deep solitudes of the
river, hardly ever discovering a
light to testify to a human presence
mile after mile and leas-na after
league the vasts bends were tmnrAcA
by unbroken walls of forest that had
never Deen disturbed by the voice
or of the footfall of man nr fol
the edge of his sacrilegious axe.
at Dour atter supper the moon
came up, and Clay and Washington
(two boys) ascended to the huiri
cane deck to revel again in their
new realms of enchantment.- They
ran races ud and down the deo.lc;
climbed about the bell; made friends
with the passensrer dos? chained un
der the life boat: tried to make
friends with a Dassensrer-bear fann
ed to the verge staff, but were not
encouraged; "skinned the cat" on
tne hog-chains; in a word exhausted
the amusement possibility of the
deck. Then they looked wistfully
up at the. pilot 'house, and finally
little bv little Clay ventured up
there, followed diffidently by Wash
ington. The pilot turned presently
to "eret his steam marks." saw t.h
lads and invited them in. This co
zy little, house, built entirely of
class, and commanding a marvulnna
prospect in every direction., va a
magician's throne tft them, and
their enipym.e.nt of the place was
They sat down on a high bench
and looked miles ahead, and saw
the wooded capes fold back and re
veal the bends beyond; and they
looKed mues to the rear and saw the
silvery highway diminish its breadth
by degrees and close itself together
in ine uisianee. 1'resently the pilot
"By George, yonder comes the
A spark appeared, cJqso. u the
water, several niilfosi down the river.
The uilpt took his glass and looked
at it steadily for a moment, and said,
chiefly to himself:
"It can't be the Blue Wing. She
couldn't pick us up this way. It's
the Amaranth, sure."
lie bent over a speaking tube, aud
"Who's on watch down there?"
A hollow, inhuman voice rumbled
up through the type in answer,
"am. Second engineer,'"
"Good! YOU want to stir your
stumps, now, Ilarry the Amar
anth's just turned the point, and
she's just a humming herself, too!"
The pilot took hold of a rope that
stretched out forward, jerked it
twice, and two mellow strokes of
the big bell responded. A voice out
on tho deck shouted: .
"Stand by, down there, with that
"No, I don't want the lead," said
the pilot, "I want you. lloust out
the old man tell him the Am
t: .., "
"Ave, aye, sir!"
The "old man" was the Captain
he is always called on the steam
boats and ships; "Jim" was the other
pilot. Within two minutes both of
these were flying up the pilot house
stairway, three steps at a jump.
Jim was m his shirt sleeves, witi
liis coat and vest on his arm. lie
"I was just tuminp: in. Where's
He took it and looked at it.
"Don't appear to be any night
hawk on. the jack staff it's the
Amaranth, dead sure!
The Captain, took a long look, and
George Davis, the pilot ou watch,
shouted to the night-watohtnan on
"How's she loaded?"
"Two inches by the head, sir."
The Captain shouted now:
"Call the mate. Tell him to call
all hands and get a lot of that su
gar forward put her ten incites by
the head, lively, now:
Aye, aye, sir!"
Anot of shouting and trampling
floated "up-from below presently,
and the uneasy stearin? of the boat
soon showed that sheswas getting
"down by the head.
The three men in the pilot house
began to talk m short sharp senten
ces, low and earnestly. As then-
excitement rose, their voices went
down. As fast as one of them put
down the spy-glass another took it
up; but always with a studied air
of calmness. .ach time the verdict
"She's a gaining!"
The . Captain spoke through the
"What steam are you carrying?"
"A hundred and forty two, sir!
But she's getting hotter and hotter
all the time.
The boat was straining and groan
ing, and quivering like a monster
in pain. Both pilots were at work
now, one on each side of the wheel,
with their coats and vests off, their
bosoms aud collars wide open, and
the prespiration flowing down their
faces, lhey were holding the boat
so close to the shore that the willows
swept the guards almost from stem
"Stand by!" whispered George.
"All ready!" said Jim under his
"Let her come?"
The boat sprang awav from the
bank like a deer, and darted in a
long diagonal towards the other
shore, she closed in again and
thrashed her fierce way along the
willows as before, i i:j Captain put
down the glass
"Curse it, how she walks upon us!
1 do hate to be beat!"
"Jim," said George, looking
straight ahead, watching the slight
est yawing of the boat and promt-
ly meeting it with the wheel,
"how 11 it do to try the murderer's
Well, it's it's taking chances.
How was the cottonwood stump on
the false point below Boardsman s
Island in the morning?"
"Water just touching the roots."
"Well, its pretty close work.
lhat gives six feet scant in the
head of Murderer's Chute. We can
just hardly rub through if we hit it
exactly right. But its worth trying.
She don't dare tackle it!" meaning
In another instant the Boreas
plunged into what seemed a crooked
creek, and the Amaranth's approach
ing lights were shut out in a moment.
Not a whisper was uttered now, but
the three men stared ahead into the
shadows and two of them spun the
wheel back and forth with an anx
ious watchfulness, while the steamer
tore along. The Chute seemed to
come to an end every fifty yards, but
always opened out in time. Now
the head of it was at hand. George
tapped the big bell three times, two
leadsmen sprang to their posts and
in a moment the weird cries rang
on the night air, and- were caught
up and repeated by two men on the
upper deck t
"Mark under w-at-er three!"
"Quarter twain! "
Davis pulled a couple of ropes
there was a jingling of small bells
tar below, the boat s speed slacken
ed, and the bent steam began to
whistle and the guage cocks scream:
"liy the mark twain!
"Quar-ter-ter-er-fea twain 1"
"Eight and a half!"
Another jingling of little bells
and th wheels ceased turning all to
gether. The whistling of the steam
was something frightful now it al
most drowned all other noises.
"Stand by to meet her!"
George had the wheel hard down
and wasistanding on the spoke.
The boat hesitated, seemed to
hold her breath, as did the Captain
and pilots, and then she began to
fall away to starboard and every eye
"JVow, then! meet her! meet her!
The wheel fell to port so fast that
the spokes blended into a spider web
the swing of the boat subsided
she steadied herself,
"ev. six aud a lialfr
"Six feet! six f "
Bang! She hit the bottom! George
shouted through the tube:
"Spread her wide open! Whale
Pow wow -chow ! The escape
pipes belched snowy pillars of steam
aloft, the boat aground, and surged
and trembled .and slid over in
"Tap! tap! tap!" (to signify "Lay
in the leads").
And away she went, flying up the
willow shore, with tho whole silver
sea of the Mississippi stretching
abroad on every hand'.
JNo Amaranth in sight!
"Ha-ha, boys, we took n couple of
tricks that time!" said the Captain.
And just at that moment n red
glare appeared in the head of the
chute, and the Anvannth came
"Well, I swear!"
-"Jim, what is the meaning of
"I'll tell you what's the meaning
of it. That hail we had at Napole
on was Wash Hastings, wanting to
come to Cairo, and we didn't stop.
He's in the pilot house, now, show
ing those mud-turtles how to hunt
for inudy water.
"That's it! I thought it wasn't
any slouch that was running that
middle bar in Hog-eye Bend. If it's
Wash Hastings well, what lie don't
know about the river ain't worth
knowing a regular-gold leaf, kid
glove, diamond breistpin pilot,
Wash Hastings is. We won't take
take any olf Aim, old man!"
"I wish I'd a stopped for hi m,that's
The Amaranth was within 300
yards of the Boreas, and still gain
ing. The "old mar." spoke through
"What is she carrying now?"
"A hundred and sixty five, sir!"
"How's j'our wood!"
"Pine all out cypress half gone
eating up cottonwood like pic!"
"Break into that rosin on the
main deck pile it in, the boat can
pay lor it!"
Soon the boat was"plungiug, and
quivering, and screaming more mad
lvihan ever. But the Amaranth's
head was almost abreast the Boreas'
"How's your steam, Ilarrv?"
"Hundred and eighty two, sir!"
"Break up the casks of beacon in
.1 - r 1 l. l i v-?i .. -r
ine iorraru note; irne it in; .Levy
on that turpentine in the fantail
drench every stick of wood with
The boat was a moving earth
quake by this time.
"How's she now?"
"A hundred and ninety six and
still a swelling water below" the
middle guage cock carrying ev
ery pound she can stand nigger
roosting on the safety valve?"
"Good! How's your draft?"
"isully! Iwery time a nigger
neaves a stick: ot wood into the
furnace he goes out the chimney
The Amaranth drew steadily, up
till her jackstaff breasted the Bo
reas' wheel house climbed along
inch by inch till her chimneys
breasted it crept along, further and
further, till the boats were wheel to
wheel-and then they closed up with
heavy jolt and locked together tight
and fast together in the middle of
the big river, under the flooding
mooulight! A roar and a hurrah
went from the crowded decks of
both steamers all hands rushed to
the guards to look and shout and
gesticulate the weight careened the
vessels over toward each other offi
cers flew hither and thither, curbing
and storming, trying to drive the
the people amidships both cap
tains were leaning over their rail
ings, shaking their fists, swearing
and threatening black volumes of
smoke rolled up and canopied the
scene, delivering a rain of sparks up
on the vessels two - pistol shots
rang out, and both Captains dodged
unhurt and the packed mass of pas
sengers surged back and fell apart,
while the shrieks of women and
children soared above the intolerable
And then there was a booming
roar, a thundering crash, and the
riddled Amaranth dropped loose
from their hold and drifted helpless
Instantly the tire doors of the Bo
reas were thrown open, and the men
began dashing buckets of water in
the furnaces for it would have
been death and destruction to ston
the engines with such a head of
As soon as possible the Boreas
dropped down to the floating wreck,
and took off the wounded, and the
unhurt at least all that could be got
at, for the whole forward half of
the boat was a shapeless ruin with
the chimneys lying crossed on the
top of it, and underneath were a
dozen victims imprisoned alive and
wailing for help. While men with
axes worked with might and main
free the poor fellows, the Boreas
boat went about, picking up strag
lers from the river.
Aud now a new horror presented
itself. The wreck took fire from the
dismantled furnaces! Never did
men work with a heartier will than
did those stalwart braves with axes.
But it was of np use. The fire ate
its way steadily despising the buck
et brigade that fought it. It scorch
ed the clothes, it singed the hair of
the axmen it drove them back
foot by foot-inch by inch-they wa
vered struck a final blow in the
teeth of the enemy, and surrender
ed. And as they fell back they
heard prisoned voices saying:
"Don't leave us! Don't desert lis!
Don't, don't do it!"
Aud one poor fellow said:
"I am Henry Worley striker of
the Amaranth ! My mother lives in
St. Louis. Tell her a lie for a poor
devil's sake, please. Say I was kill
ed in an instant and never knew
what hurt me though God knows
Iv'e neither a scratch nor bruise
this moment. Its hard to burn up
a coop use inis wun tne whole
wide world so near. Good bye,
boys we've all got to come to it at
The Boreas stood awav out of
danger and the ruined steamer went
drifting down the stream an island
wreathing climbing flame that
vomited clouds of smoke from time
time aud glared more fiercely and
sent the luminous tongues higher
and higher after each mission. A
shriek at intervals told of a captive
that had met his doom. The wreck
lodged upon a sand bar, and when
the Boreas turned the next point on
her upward journey it was still
burning with scarcely an abated fu-
When the boys came down into
the main saloon of the Boreas, they
saw a pitiful sight, and heard a
world of pitiful sounds. Eleven poor
creatures lay dead, and forty
more lay moaning, or pleading or
screaming, while a score of Good
Samaritans moved among them do
ing what they could to relieve their
sufferings; bathing their skinless
faces and bodies with linseed-oil and
lime-water, and covering the places
with bulging manses, of raw ootton
tht give to tvpy 09 tnA Mm
Ireadful and inhuman aspect.
A little wee French midshipman,
of fourteen lay fearfully injured, but
never uttered a sound till a physi
cian at Memphis was about to dress
"Can I get well? You need not
be afraid to tell me."
"No I 1 am afraid you can
not." "Theu do not waste your time
with me help those that can get
"Help those who can get well! It
is not for me to be a girl. I carry
the blood of eleven generations of
soldiers in my veins!"
The physician himself was a man
who had seen service in the navy in
his time touched his hat to the lit
tle hero and passed on.
The head engineer of the Ama
ranth, a grand specimen of physic
al manhood, struggled to his feet
a ghastly spectacle, and strode to
ward his brother, the second engin
eer, who was unhurt. He said:
"You were on watch. You were
boss. You would not listen to me
when I begged yon to reduce your
steam. Take that! take it to my
wife, and tell her it comes from me
by the hand of my murderer! Take
it! and take my curse with it to
blister your heart a hundred years
and may you live so long!"
Aud he tore the ring from his fin
ger, stripping the flesh and skin
with it, threw it down and fell dead!
But these things must not be
dwelt upon. The Boreas landed her
dreadful cargo at the next large
town and delivered it over to a mul
titude of eager hands and warm
Southern hearts a cargo amounting
by this time to thirty nine wounded
persons aud twenty two dead bod
ies. And with these she delivered
a list of ninety six persons that had
drowned or otherwise perished at
the time of the disaster.
A jury of inquest was impaneled,
and after due deliberation and in
quiry, they returned the inevitable
American verdict, which has been
so familiar to our ears all the days
of our lives "Nobody to blame."
In a note the authors for vouch
the entire authenticity of the above
A Novel Cube fob Dyspepsia.
Some years ago a physician in
New York city published a small
book in which he gave written cer
tificates of marvelous cures of dys
pepsia. His cures were mysterious
and very effective. He charged
$500 for 'a cure, and his patients
were most solemnly pledged, with
much ceremony, to profound secre
cy as to the mode of treatment. Af
ter the death of the doctor some of
the patients felt themselves absolv
ed for the obligation of secrecy, and
one of them disclosed these facts:
After correcting some of the more
grossly wrong dietit habits, -he
required each patient to spend ten
or fitfeen minutes iu the morning, at
rising, kneading and slapping his
abdomen with precision. This was
to extend over the stomach, bowels
and liver. This was repeated just
before dinner: again, at 7 p. m., with
precision on going to bed. The pa
tient was requested to be temperate
and regular iu all his habits, exer
cise much in the open air, and at
tend most assiduously to the slap
ping, kueading and percussion of
the whole abdomen, and as the re
sult, we are iinformed that malig
nant cases of indigestion, that had
resisted all other remedies, yielded
to this. "In every case of indiges
tion," says Dr. Lewis, "no matter
what may be its character, slapping
the bowels with the flat of the
hands on rising in the morning, four
hours after breakfast, and in the
evening on going to bed, is excel
lent treatment. I cannot conceive
of a case of chronic indigestion
which such a manipulation would
not relieve. If a person is so weak
that he cannot perform these slap
pings and kneadings for himself,
then the hands of a discreet person
should be employed." It is marvel
ous how a stomach, sore and sensi
tive at first, and hardly able to bear
a touch, will strengthen under these
operations, aud bear for a short
time with pleasure pretty rough
handling.- Watchman and Reflector.
Cosmetics. A correspondent
writes: "Blonds are going out of
fashion, and I have seen many this
summer who are allowing their dark
hair to grow again as it will, and
those head coverings present a com
bination of tints not beautiful even
now, when starting combinations
are in vogue. Evidently when the
brown hair went out, two or three
years ago, it Raid to its discarders,
'Keep my memory green,' and a
prayer whether intentionally or not,
has been heeded for as the blonde
wash wears off, it leaves a most de
cided greenish tinge. There are
otheruiipleasn.it consequences i the
blonde reign visible. You see young
ladies whose faces twitch and fea
tures work convulsively at. times,
and the8eare they to whom cosmet
ics, for hair and face have given
diseases to the norves. I know one
young lady who is lame, stammers
as she speaks, and has partially lost
the use of her body from paralysis
caused bv cosmetics. There is no
joke about this. It is painfully
All the paper issued by the Unit
ed States Government is manufac
tured on a sixty-two iuch Fourdrinier
machine, at the Glen Mills near
West Chester, Pa. Short pieces of
red silk are mixed with the pulp in
the engine, aud the finished stuff is
conducted to the wire without pas
sing through any screens, which
might retain tho silk threads. By
an arrangement aliove the wire cloth,
a shower ot short pieces ot nne nine
silk thread is drupped in streaks up
on the pajor while it is being form
ed. The upper side on which the
blue silk is dropped, is the one used
for the face of the notes, and
from tho manner in which tho
threads are applied must show them
more distinctly man reverse
side, although they are imbedded
deeply enough to remain fixed. The
mill i's guarded by offioials night and
day to prevent tie aoiiracuon oi
1873 AND 1874
Teachings the Old. and Promises of
the New Year.
It is dead that Old Year, to
which, when it was young and fair,
we made such specious 'promises.
How firmly we resolved that each of
its days should bear a worthy re
cord! How strong was our convic
tion that it would see our besetting
sins conquered, our special weakness
es cured! And then we loathed the
remembrance in June of our Janua
ry resolves. How we welcomed the
year's close, that we m"ght "turn
over a new leaf" and begin afresh!
Alas! Not all our
had yet taught ns the folly of New
Year's resolutions. We began the
useless labor in childhood. During
the Christmas-holidays, while the
coming school term loomed up be
fore us, and stretched away as
measureless as eternity seems to us
now, our young souls agonized over
premature and surreptitious consum
ing ot noonday-lunches, unreported
whisperings, shirked lessons and
other childish peccadillos; and most
solemnly did we vow to ourselves,
and record in unformed penmanship,
that we would abandon all these
practices, calculated to ruin ourselves
and bring disgrace upon our rela
tives, aud would endeavor to con
form ourselves iu every way to those
now known to be impossible mod
els found in the Sunday-school
books. By midsummer nothing re
mained to remind us of our good
resolves, except an uueasy, irritated
consciousness that we were not what
we ought to be; which conscious
ness, we have since learned, is an in
separable adjunct to humanity, but
which we then imagined to be ours
are the various subjects on which
we make resolutions as we advance
in life. When we were in that be
witching time known as the "teens,"
when everything was rose-colored,
we were always resolving to improve
the time as if youth did not always
have a good time when let alone by
its elders and as if the surest way
to spoil time was not to seek to im
prove it. A little farther on is the
age when one resolves to save mon
ey, to rise early, to leave off light
reading, and take up a course of
history or the languages, te sear
off on tobacco and liquor, to quit
flirting and get married. A little
later on come the years when sani
tary measures appear of paramount
importance. We make it a rule
never to eat before going to bed, to
practice with the dumb-bells every
day, to sleep with the head of the
bed to the north, to avoid scenes, to
leave off hair-dyes, to stop reading
in bed, etc., etc. That is the last
stage; after that Jan. 1 sinks into a
mere arbitrary division of the eter
nity on which all humanity is em
barked. We take our repentance
in daily draughts instead of animal
excesses, and content ourselves, on
the opening of the New, by a review
LESSONS OF THE PAST TEAS.
Dear old '73 taught us that it si
not safe to become bondsmen for any
man; that Solomon was as clear
headed as ever when he remarked
that "He that maketh haste to be
rich shall not be innocent;" that all
the honest men don't always get on
the same political ticket; that there
is no knowing just what may hap
pen ; that the world goes ou just as
well if celebrated men do die; that
we can't change the world, but it's
ten to one the world changes us;
that, if a Beeeher, a Tilton, a Bow
en, and a church play cat's-cradle
with a string of lies, no man can
predict the next combination, or on
whose hands it will be; that churc h
es are splitting, instead of consolida
ting; that the national debt won't
be paid by the individual abnegation
of cigars; that, if we had our lives
to live over again, and were born
with the same characters and had
the same opportunities, we should
do the same things; that hanging is
one of those disagreeables to which
a man cannot accustom himself, and
a reprieve does not materially help
him; that Washington's body-servant
is a perennial who dies every
year to blossom into life again as
newspaper exigencies may require;
and that journalistic enterprise has
been brought to such perfection that
the modern editor stands ready to
sacrifice his own relative's profes
sional prospects to a seusation.
It may be as well, then, for us to
jot down in our memories
A FEW HINTS FOB 1774.
It is better to live in a little,
mean, two-story frame house than in
a jail; it is a good thing, when you
are talking of another man's defal
cation, to make sure you could have
handled as much money, with like
opportunities for dishonesty, and not
fallen before temptation. It doesn't
pay to worry over what will happen
to your wife if you were taken
away; she may get a better husband.
If you are wondering what makes
your former schoolmate's hair so
gray, or what makes such a one so
wrinkled, or why such another one
is growing so stout, just take a long
look in the glass. Do not imagine,
because vou have resolved to prac
tice charity and speak well of every
body, that everybody has made the
same resolution regarding you. If
you are heartsick with regret that,
you were not more tender and
thoughtful towards the dear ones
you "have lost, just try to avoid
further repentance in future by be
ing good to those still left you.
Don't put off enjoyment. If you
are not ready to enjoy things as they
come, when you are ready they
wou't come. Planning to enjoy
friends and fortune in the future is
a most insecure investment. The
chances are wofully few that you,
your friends, and the fortuue will all
come together in the future. If you
have any good deeds to do or any
happiness to enjoy, ' to-day is the
time. n. . It is only when we are argu
ing ourselves into the committing of
some act where we believe the end
will justify the means, that it pays
to wait till to-morrow. In such a
case one cannot wait too many to
morrows. So now thi calls are all mad, the
places all said, and 1874 is three
days old, and looks good for 362
days yet. Let us hope that his last
days like the last days of all good
things may be more precious than
A NEW YEAR'S DIRGE.
Downward they go still on and on
Passing away another is gone
Gone a - ay. with its hopes and fears ;
Gone away, with its smiles and tears;
Gone, with the thousands that went be
fore. Swallowed for aye in the Never More.
Kim; out the knell, and let it swell
la the mournful tones of sad farewell;
Ring out the knell, iu ninny a chime,
Plaintive and slow, for the child of Time
That, with his record, has passed away
For the year we bury deep to-day.
Riinr out the knell ou the wintry air
-V requieni-dirse for the young and fair
Win) met us with love one year ago,
But who sleep to-day, lonely and low.
Kins out the knell ot the vanished hours,
Clouded sunshine aud vanished flowers.
Beauty aud bloom, that have faded all; '
Kiiii out the knell let the tear-drops fall.
King out the knell of the dead aud gone,
The youns; and lovely, many a one
Tiie mother, brother, or sister fond.
Gone, with the year to the "Land Be
yond," M:iny a friend we shall meet no more,
Has gone, at last, to the '-Other Shore
Many a flower has lelt the frost;
The e.irth is fresh o'er the loved and lost.
Let the knell ring out the year is past,
Its deeds 'ire done, and its lots are cast ;
All. all is irone, and beyond recall
Let the niiflit cotne down, and the shad
A Florida Panther Story.
While hunting near the coast, a
few days since, it was my misfor
tune to witness a sickening and
heart-rending scene near a bayou.
My companion and self had been
hunting two or three days previous
ly near the locality and shot four
deer, one of which ran toward that
spot, so badly wounded that I
thought it would fall within two
hundred yards of the place at which
it was shot; but as we had as many
as we desired for that day we did
not trace it. On our return, two
days afterward, to hunt near the
same place, I noticed buzzards fly
ing near the spot where I suspected
the deer had gone, and I suggested
to my companion to go to it, just to
satisfy myself that I was correct in
my surmise, and also to show him
how accurately I could shoot, for he
continually taunts me with the num
ber of deer that carry with them ev
idences of my poor marksmanship.
On approaching the spot the stench
was so unpleasant that we were in
the act of retracing our steps
when we noticed a buzzard hop as if
chased, and insisted on going far
enough to be satisfied that it was
correct. On nearer approach a most
hot rible scene was beore us. About
twenty paces from a bayon, a number
of immense alligators were keeping
off a flock of buzzards from a partial
ly eaten and decomposing body of a
human being; and near by the car
cass of a panther! The head and
limbs of the human being were sev
ered from the body, and were scat
tered over an arer. of fifteen feet.
The head was bruised, scratched,
swollen; and eaten so that it could
not be recognized, except that it was
a white man's. Nearly all the flesh
was eaten off the bones, and so re
cently too, that the traces of large
teeth were noticeable. The carcass
of the panther was also much de
voured. A large heavy sailor's
knife, stained with blood, was near
the trunk of the human being, and
there were other evidences of a
desperate straggle for life between
the man and the panther. As we
approached, none of the guardians
over the dead moved until my
companion threw a heavy pine knot
into their midst, when the smaller
retreated into the water, the larger
moving sullenly in that direction,
but never going farther than the.
edge, all the time closely watching
every movement we made.
W hen my 'companion commenced
to collect the bones of the man for,
interment, while I held both guns,
the alligators near the edge became
ferocious, and about ten rushed mad
ly toward us. We stood ourground
and fired four times, fatally wound
ing, if not killing, as many alliga
tors. I looked toward the bayou
atid its surface was covered with al
ligator heads as far as the eye could
reach, which came to the shore, I
suppose, to learn the cause of the
alarm. As we did not wish to wage
war with th5 alligator kingdom,
amid the stench which was nearly
stifling, we retreated.
All inquiry has failed uto frnish
any information in regard to the
man, except what has been detailed
above. It is conjectured that it was
an unfortunate sailor who had been
shipwrecked and cast ashore, and
who, in seeking to reacn some naoi
t.ttion of man, was overtaken by the
sad misfortune which lefel him.
A. Oakley Hall. We were
aware that Mayor H ill of the city
of Gotham, was something of a swell,
but we were hardly prepared for
such a description of the exquisite as
here follows from the N. 1. corres
pondence of the St. Louis Glob.
lu h a jocko is a very becoming suc
cessor to Jim Fisk, jr. :
What a swell Mayor Hall is, and
how ill the penitentiary garb would
become him! He the dressiest
man in town. I know no one who
,r.w liis suits so freouentlv. He
appears in a different one every day,
and his clothes are of all the colors
of the rainbow. His neck-ties are of
white, black, brown, yellow, green,
blue, purple, red, drab, gray, pink,
v'i.l..t dm! Avurv other color under
the sun. His coats and trowsers and
vests are equally variegated, and ol
the most dazzling nues. in iact, jir,
Hall is a sort of human butterfly, so
i.ri.yiu nml fantastic in his outer
garb. He likes to enact the grand
gentleman, and his manner is vpry
n,n-;.,iw mivt.urn of American sim
plicity and Fieuch suavity. When
an ordinary American wouiu uou, uc
Lw li it v)wn vou or I WOuld
shake hands he sweeps a profound
bow, and extends lour-nuus m
tip of his thumb. He is constant-
ly quoting poetry and tetiiug j.ca,
and every word seems to say, "I am
"Divorces are hardly known in
Snain, for the reason that the hus
band can find some one to shoot WJ
wifa lor 23 ceata, whan ha fatftfrM .
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