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Independent in all tilings.
JS. REED & SOaST, Publishers.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, J ANUARY .24, 1874.
Vpl. XXV, Xo. 4.
"Whole Number 1255;
a annn a ttdttt a
Olio fuel. ii -
i.-.lv makes a Square."
1 mi. J 8 Hcol Ji'Ol I ci
1 Week...l.W,l $2.u-i-3.0 4 "0 ti.ii SO
fi wcesa . - 1 .5
8 weeks. ;
1 month . i&
Sinonius 4.0 li
6 mouths 6.lsi
la no i
o i ".(o
Oil IS 'Ai
9 mouths 8.t' ii.iiii 16 -J4 UyiK).
1 yair ... lO.tHi jn.tM)j:Ulu4j.wa5.ui),
Local Notices. 1U aeiil! pt?r line. -:
laaieni Admnwiutinifr to be paid " liiaria-
Yearly advertipere will be charpefl tra fir Dirj-
somtioii hua oilier jsouces, 001 wcuitwj
their reniar bufinrs:;.
P.i.jIi... PanU I rinll-ira VcHf DT 11110.
i Ail other Lvimi AiivtrriiM-iuenti cnared a
ceil 1 8 per wn tre ejeit liu-nion.
S. B. WCtlS Produce and Commisnion Mer
chant, for tlie purchase and ile -'f W etterli lie
serve Butter. Cheese and Dried Kruilg.
Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. 1224
CiHLISLEiTILEH. Dealereio Fancy and
Staple Orytioode, Family Groceries, and Crock
ery. South btore. Clarendon Biock, Ashtabala,
Ohio. . 1W5
. t i i i -
' B. II. GILKET, Dealer in Dry Uoods, Grocer
' ' ieV. Crockery and Glas-Ware, next doc north
of fifk Houe, MainM. Ashta'mia, Ohio. HU3
J. M. ffACIiKNEK & SON, Deulert in
Groceriea. froFitious. Flour. Feed. Foreiirii and
Domestic Fruits, Sail, Fish. Plaster, Water
Lime. Seeds &c, Miiu street. Ashtabula, Ohio.
W. KEBHKAO.Dealerin F!our.Po-k. liuais.
Lard, and ail kiuds of Fish. Also, all kinds of
Family Groceries, Fruits and Confectionery.
Ale and Domestic Wines. .
J.f. BOKKKTNON ic SOS. Dealers in
evervdescription of Boots, shoes. Hats andGaps.
Al6o, on hand a stock of choice Dainiiy orocer-
ies. Main street, comer oi centre, asuiuuuih.
D. W. HASKELL, Corner Sprinzand Main
st Ashtabula. Ohio. Dealers in Dry-Goods.
3 t Groceries Crockerv. &.c. r ' 1015
MOHKISOS Sc SKEDEKOKf Dealers in
Dry Goods. Groceries, hoots and Shoes, Huts,
Caps. Hardware, Crockery. Books. Paints. Oils
fcc. 151 Ashtabula o.
'JIABTIN SEWBEBRV, Drn'gst and
; Apothecary, and general dealer in Druus, Meui
i ' cines. Wines and Liquors for medical purpose.
l' ' Fancy and Toilet Goods, Haine street, corner ol
Centre. Ashtabnle. ,
CHARLES E. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio,
Dealer in Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, Per
fumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas. Cof
fee, Spices, Flavoring Kxtracis, Patent Aledi
cinea every deacription,- PaiiiU, Dyes. Var
" nishes. Bmshes, FancySoaps, BairKestoratives.
-J Hafr. Oil. atc.,.all ol which wiUbeeoldat the
lowest prices. Prescriptions prepared with
suitable care. 13D5
GEORGE WILLAltD, Dealer in Dry-
Goods, Groceries, liats, caps. Boots. Shoes. Cro
ckery, Glass Ware. Also, wholesale and retail
dealer in Hardware. Sadalery, Tsails. Iron, Steel,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, ilyestnffs, Sc,
" Main et. Ashtabula. 1U!5
AIHER1CA.V HOUSE, T. N. Booth Propri
etor, sojth side of the i.. S. & M. S. slaliou.
This House has re ently been refitted and ini
proved, and oifers pleasant, sub tantialand con
venient accomtnooauons to persons stopping
over nignt, or tor a meal, or lor those trou the
interior,' wishing stable 'accommodation for
.teams.' The House Is orderly, with prompt at
tention to guests, and good table ana lodg
F1K HO USE, Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field,
Proprfe or. An omnibus running to and from
every train of cars. Also, a good livery-stable
kept in .connection with this house, to' convey
' passengers to any point. ' ' - 1251
I. E. HALL, Dentist, Ashubula, O.
C2H2Kilice Center street, Between Alain ana
ti. W. KELSON. Dentist. Ashtabula.
ri., visits Couueauu Wednesday nun
Tuu.sday of each week. Hu9
W.V. WALLACE, D. I. S. Ashtabula. O.is
prepared to attenu to all operations iu his pro-
lessiuu. ne manes a speciality oi Ural Sur
gery'-' and savingthe natural teeth. iioo
1. C.-OB Manutactnrer and Dealer In Sad
dles, Harness, Bridies, Collars, Trunks, Wuips,
Ac. opposite Fisk House, Ashtabula, Ohio, luii
GEO. W.' DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing
ol ali kinds of Watnces, Clocks and Jewelry.
Store in Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula, O.
TAMES K. STEBBINs. Dealer in Watch
es, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware.
fcc Kepairing of all kinds done well, and all
orders promptly attended to. Main Street. Ash
tabula Ohio. lgoi
I. 8. ABBOTT. Dealer in Clocks, Watches
Jewelry, etc. Engraving, Mending and Ke
pairing done to order, bnop on Main street,
, Conneant, Ohio. saa
IOHJI 01 4. HO, Manufacturer of, and
Dealer InFurniture of the best descriptions, aud
every variety. Also General Undertaker, an d
Manufacturer of Collins to order. Main street,
North ot South Public Square, Ashtabula. "
F. 8. BEACH, Manulacturer and Dcaleri n
FirstClass Furmtrue. Also, General Underta
TI.NKKK. & SPKKKV Manulacturers of
Suives, Plows andcoiun.us, Wiuuow uaps and
SiUs, MiU Castings, kettles, sinus, sleigh
. Shoes, 4fcc. Phoenix Foundry. Ashtabula. O. losi
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
W. H. HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel
or ai Law oHice over ISewberrv"n lime MnrM
AsiiUbuia, Ohio will practice in all tne court b
of tlie Mate, Collecting and Conveyancing
1UBUC BpCtliUlJ'. l'Z'Zt
BHEB-uTAN, MALL, & SUEttiUAN, At
torneys and Counselors at Law, Ashtabula, O.,
will practice iu the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake
1Abas Si Shebman, "- Tubodorx Hall.
j J. H. Shbrman. 1U43
iw'AKD H. aJ-lXCMjAnorneyandConn-seilorat
Law, .oury Pudhc, ABhUbula, Wao
Special auemtou given to the Settlement ol Es
tates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting. Al
so to all-matters arising under the liaukruut
Lw- -- . 1043
, O. FISHER, Justice of the Peace and
Agent for the Hartford, Sun, & Franklin tire
Iusurauce Companies. Ouiee over J, P. Kob
erts'on's Store. Main St. Astitabuia. o. m
CHAULlsS BOOTH, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, Aslitdtiuia, Oino. l'W5
CR;iIIY & AVE I II KJI WAX, dealers in
stoves, Tin-V;ire, Hnbav-Wre,..ihelI' Hard
ware. UlasvWare, Laiis and . Lamp-Trimmings,
Also, a full stock of Paints, oils. Varnishes,
Brushes, ifcov r ? - - - 11
tJEOUCb :," it l UiJAiCii, O-aler in Ilard.
ware. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate,
Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and tuanufai;
turer of Tin Sneet Iron and Copper Wart
Fisk's Block Ashtanga, Ohio. 10:15
M. If. HlIifLKfr, M. P. lloiurepathic
rnysiciau and surgeon, having succeeded or.
Hoiro in the practice ot Medicine iu Ashta
bula, would respectlully tender his services to
those who may wi-h them. Otllce and residence
same as lormerly occupied hy Or. Moore. lxiA
Olt. E. ti, KIMi, Physician and Surgeon,
office over Helidrv &, Kint-'s store, residence
near st.peter s :hurch. Ashtabula.. O
ASIITAOl t.A M1IO.VAL HANK.
A-htahu'a, Ohio. II. FasmuTt. l'res't. J
8ux. BLTTH.C'asliier. Authorized Capital, $200.
000. Cash Capital paid in 1110,0110. 11. Fassktt
J.B. Cbosbt. C. K. Shuts. II J. Nettlkton!
JJ. DELIAS, VI u. HtllHnbT, H. O. WAKSKR,
Chas. vValkkr. P. F. Goon, Directors, ltfi-l
IHB ASHTABULA I.O N AKSOCIA-
1IU1 CAPITAL fllKMKJU Office Alain St.
next aoorsoutnor r isk House does
- Genkhal Bamkino Business,
Buys aDd sells Foreign and Eastern fitchanze.
tolrt. Silver, and all kinds of II. S. Securiiin.
Collections promptly attended to and remitted
for onday of payment, at current rates of ex-
cnange. interest allowed on time deposits.
r.miiiman, Oeo O. Hnbbard, Lorenzo Tvler,
. i,ttrrN, 11. 1.. Aiomson,
.TTTTW.8-.U:..rrl,.'K""'- . I"
a a. sot.Tu WICK. Coth.
Q. C CULliEV, Manufacturer of im,
Hfdinir,.Mouldln-s, Cheese.Hoxcs, &c lManh'.!'
Matching, and Scrowl Sawintr done on lb,'.
akni. .....I... l'I. .. , " ."
"" nonce. IMIOJI on .Tlfilll slrect
site theTpper Park. Ashtabula. Ohio. '
WH & WEI BLGN M nufartcrers
Pealors in all kinds of Leather In demand In this
market cppoilt Phouiix Foundery, Ashtabu-
COV & Kt-.EVIOS, Dealer in Granitcand
MaiMe M'mnnieul. i;rsve Sioim-s. Tablets. Man-rt-i.
tinte.-. tc. P.uil'iiuir stone. ! ragginr. and
f'urbin" cut u or.'er. Yard on Center street.
EI W A RD G. PI ERCE Dealer? in Clothintr,
U.its Caps, and Genu Faruithiug Goods, Ashia
- bills, Ohio. d51
WA1TK & KILL, Wholesale and Re
tail Deaiers in Ready Made Cloth in sr. Furnish
ing ioodn Hat?. Cap-. Ac. Ashtabula
MKS E. C. KICK A UD, Villinrr t Dree
luaKinir. A choice Inr of Mi-Iin. ry oh!s and
the latest styles of La-lie- and Children Fat
terns. Shoo and ealecroom over ,Iauii i Noye?1
more, .Cenier street. Ahtabala. Onio. ylj9
17 BlILDIMi LOT FOR SAIH!
Dealer in Waier Lime, Stncco. I and Pl-uter,
Keal Estate and Loan A sent AfliTabuia Depot.
-m. WILLIAM HUMPHREY.
EDfiA K (ALL, tfire and MtB TrrnmHrer- and
KealEstate A'ent. Also. Notary Public and Con.
vevancer. Oftl'-e over Sherman and Ualt's Law
OlHce, Ashubula. Ohio. 1141'
GKAIV0 HIVElt I.STITlTE,al Austin
burirh Ashtabula Co.. Ohio. J. Tucktrman. A.
M., Principaf. Y, niter Term begins luesday,
Dec. 2d. Send for Catalogne. 1148tf
X. E. WITKOl'S, Painter. Glazier, and
Taper Hanirer. All work done with neatness
and despatch. Hot)
J. sl'.tl, RITTH, Ae-ent for the Liverpool.
London & Giobe insurance Co. Cash assets over
Jai.imU.'WUGoltl. Ill tne C. S. $3,(kl0.tXK). Stock
holders also personally liable. -113
BLAKESLEE Sc nOOUE, Photographers
and dealer iu Pictures. Enirravin:s. Cbromos,
tc. Iiavinjra larre supply of Mouiuiugs of vari
ous d.-rintions.is prepared to frame anything
in the picture line, at shortnotice and in the
rle. SV'cond floor of the Hall store. 2nd
door Sonth of Bank Main street.
ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 2, 1863.
Rl K VINO NOKTH.
P. M. P. M.I
1 45 8 4(l
1 84! 8 281
12 5S 7 S8l
11 HV 6 39ia. x
2 4 6
a. a. i p.m.;
7 MV 2 80' ....Harbor . ..
7 13i 2 4 ....Ashtabula.
7 44! 3 14l .... ...Easrleville...
8 53: 4 20'a. m. .North Bristol.
9 37 5 (C 5 40!.... Warren.... 11 1U 6 Otll
9 M 5 17 5 5." ! .Xiles I 10 55! 5 4S
10 25! 5 .50 ioi.Yoiinestowli..! 10 25i 6 00
2 3511 80! 9 40 . ..Pittsburgh. . I 7 () 1 15
P. M. P. M.ii. M. I 'A. . P. .
All trains daily, except Sunday.
F. K. MYEilS. Gen. Pass. Ticket Agent
L.S. & M.S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dec. 11. 18T3, Passenger Trains
will run a follows :
7 00! Oil City East.
7 05 z Junction
2 No.4 No.8
p v i p x
X 4 25
7 10 z Oil City West : 2 ,J
S 00 7 2lzKeno
3 os!x 7 28: Run
3 171 7 35, a Franklin.
3 40) T 62 Summit
3 4s 7 5; i Poik
4 00 8 10: z Kavmillou
4 li 8 27: Sandy Lake
4 21! 8 3u! z Sloneboro
X8 35! Branch
8 4tii Clark
8 SO liadley
9 101 Salem
9 10; A G W Cross..
Barber's Leon .
-trains stop only on Signal. xTralna do not
KjiUF. aiwiBimowuuuB. Cleveland Time.
The Way Freight trains stoo at Jeffer..
eoing West, at 3.45 P.M., and .oin E..- t.-jii
These trains farm 7 '
' J pccccilei s.
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,
I3ULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
uu oieeping coaches, combining all
'"'i""'euieuis, are run through on ail
IfiV8 Xm P"1ialo'JSuension Bridgef Niagara
Falls, Cleveland and Cincinnati to New York
making direct connection with all lines of fori
eigu and coastwise steamers, and also with
h, -T..""S.'u,,esKr Bton and
" "ug.BUU WUCB,
3 45 a
5 22 "
4 40 '
4 fO '
5 20 '
6 40 '
7 45 '
1 05 p.m.
Lackaw'xen. . .
5 S5 1
6 20 '
9 03 '
2 00 "
2 10 "
2 45 "
4 10 "
4 00 "
4 45 "
7 05 "
6 30 p ii
e so "
11 03 "
12 08 ax
1 20 "
7 00 "
11 27 n
.Arr.'lO 51 "
. " 111 30 "
I 8 38
12 08 px!l004 "
12 49 '
1 18 '
tl 33 '
2 25 '
2 62 '
4 33 1
5 25 '
6 12 '
111 43 "
112 27 i.H
I 00 '
8 37 '
8 65 fl
2 50 '
8 22 p.i
4 05 "
4 45 A.H
6 82 "
6 04 "
7 15 "
7 45 '
' 640 " j
7 20 "'
7 40 "
5 00 p.m.
5 00 px
t Meal Stations'
10 15 "
1 03 p x
2 05 "
Ask for tickets by way of Erie Railway.
For Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices.
Jmo. S. Abbott, Gen. Pas. Agent.
LL persons interested are herebv
notified that the nndersigned as the solicitor &
Agt. of the Incorporated village of Asntabula, did
" meou uy oi jjecemoer. A. 11. 1M73 file Vith the
County Commissioners;of Ashtabula County atthe
regular session thereol. a petition iu behalf of
. ninKB, asaiii.' mat tne louowing described
territory be annexed to said incorporated Villairc
of Ashtahob, to-wit:
All of the territory lying between the following
bounds rtl'S nnt ilrouHu in.I..J .:.u: .... i . .
- jji.1Uutu .viiuui uie iiiu-
. . ..iu Tinoge. ic-wir : Beginning ai a point in
the north-west corner of the said township of Ash
tabula cm the south shore of Lake Erie, running
thence southerly iu the west line of said township
10 a point in the north-westconicr of lot No tuir
ty two i32) in said township thi-nce easterly in
v!,"Ji?',1'''.e 'f1Vt9No lui"-'!Uc.(31) d thir-
i- , T.i . u 10 K'fo "le south line ollots No.
ii ana is. to the tinrn.i,.,. . .i . ;.
- ' Ul hill 1 Ilium .haU ...!.
eat line ol Hiiiti Tn
the center or lh.. I;.,. .1 . .." ". ' intersects
"-'"" "omierl, owned'' by John" nL',
arid Henry Mowrey ; thence in a line due nin I,
die shore of Ukc hne j thence westerly aloii" the
north hue of Ashubula township to the place of
said Commissioners have a rod Tmnir TUw
TENTH (111) DAT or KEBUrARY, A. D. 1ST4 at 11
o eliH k, A. M.. as the ilnv 1111 wl.teh uui.l
will he f..r hearing before Ihew at the office of the
iiuniy Auditor at Jeflc rrun, in said couuty. at
which said time and place any and all persons
.7.,'h . i i . .'.1 r,:.4,"rl'u o oe present and make
...... -.j vu.ru, ,i any iney nave, to said annexa
tion as they are by law eiit.Ile.1 to make "nntM
Dl'C. 6.' IS73. Tilt, I I., 1 1 L' TT ITT
c..i:;...- 1. ... ... ."-vuvun. iinL,
nwiic.Lor ami agent 01 tne Incorporated Village of
ti 2 iu.
IN PRICE OF COAL !
i O meet the demands and neces-
..11 mKut " times, we, the undersigned, will
13IIAH,;niLL,I Lump ;
WICK WELLS' Lump
ANTHRACITE COAL, Stove and gg
THE COUNTRY CHURCH.
BY ELIZABETH BOGART.
It whs mi lmmlil' tnnpie; and it stuod
In the ucli.suR' of a quiet wood.
The liirest tn-cs o'oisliiulowi'd all the jilnc
And mountains round i1 added a rude
To chiirm Hie t-ye, snd bid t!i" tliousthls
Amid tin' towi rinj summits lo the skie.-.
The valley lay below, li.tlf hid from view
By clustering bushes on it banks that
And in its depth a winding streamlet
Of cryslal Hiiter, miirmuriuir throujjb the
An emblem of Hint living water yiven
To quench the thirst of spirits bound fur
Sweet was the scene of deep repose,
And bright the sun that o'er the Sabbath
When we, as stranger, sought that bouse
, of prayer there.
Anii-Joined the few who met to worship
We crossed the op n doorway sure to
A welcou.e entrance and a.willin? seat.
Amid the scant anil scattered flock that
Their own familiar places there tO claim.
f ree access to that dome was none tlcnif
Nor outward Bbow of fashion, or of pride.
Checked the devotion of the solemn hour,
Or took from Truth its deep momentous
No studied eloquence was there displayed,
Nor poetry ol iaiisiiue lent its aid.
But plain the words Irom '.he preacher
A preacher Tilling and all unknown to
While youth and age a listening ear in
clined. To learn the way the pearl of price to
The solemn byimi to ancient music set.
In many a heart responss of memory
To me it seem'd departed Sabbaths hunir
Upon those notes, which gave the pastil
To speak again in voices from the dead.
And wake an echo from their silent bed.
O! what a power hath music! how it
Into the spirits fountain dephts, and
Familiar draughts perchance long buried
And blends the scenes that were with the
scenes that are.
All nature seemed to hail that Sabbath
Wilh siuh, and sound religion lo adorn.
The hills with verdure crowned majestic
The watered valley, and the vocal wood,
Whose leaves, stirred by the breezes view
Whisper'd in worship of the King of
While birds in freedom chant foith their
Untaught, unwritten, to their Maker's
So calm, so beautiful, that lonely spot,
'Twere well that there the world should
And every thought attuned to sacred
Cast off awhile .life's vain districting
love a couulry church where'er it be !
brings back happy memories to me.
cancels years and shadows cast aw ay,
An.d forms beloved now mingled with the
Fancy's touch, recover life and
I forget that
1 1 1 v arp ttiii.o I
tennauts of the grave; to rise no
the last trumpet shall sound, and
time be o'er.
THE FOUR CROWNS.
MRS. NEWTON CROSLAND.
There is a time, if but a diiy.
We wear a crown of roses,
Or drear the lot of them whose May
No birtbriirhgt wealth discloses.
To form a crown in youth's bright morn
When all the sunbeams level
So dazt our eyes, we rarely see
Li'e's mesbes to unravel ;
Or note how far the shadows press
About us like a vesture.
There is a time the few achieve
Great deeds, that win for guerdon
A crown, which lookers on believe
Too fair to be a burden.
But, oh, 'tie well the laurel hides
Such dPPda miaht hJrtVXU. 1
So brave 'twould be to do and dure.'
And strive where duty beckoned,
it prescience showed eanh's poor reward
Its disappointments reckoned.
There is a crown of flaming gems,
ii im viun u starry stories,
For monarch's beaming dindems
Are made of separate glories.
And should be bound in perfect rouud
By which the Kerns are holden, '
And set each at its proper place
In trutb'8 pure ore the golden.
But gold aDd gems weigh heavily,
However they be shiniog,
But often 'neath the robes of state
A human heart is pining. ,
One King yea one King' son there was
Who had for coronation
Not gold nor gems, nor laurel leaves;
Nor roses soft obi ation ;
But lancet thorns drew sacred blood,
In rosy, ruby measure.
Each drop redeeming ruined souls,
And wortli a plaue'ts treasure!
And trom each pointed thorn still beams
A light so lustrons (flowing.
pierces up to Heaven's courts.
As it the stairway showing 1
Oh, sister hearts. Mint olt repine
When youth's sweet roses perish.
And think the lauri-1 crown is one
It would be Just to cherish
Who look with envy half confessed
On all the world's high places
Make question ol your better selves,
ami "ow your woman laces !
you've Ix'i-n pierced near the heart,
Your brow fell thorny wounding;
Rejoice ! and let your royal hvu.n
Of kinship now besoiuuliii"-.
From the Aldine.
man I forgot who
called on a boarding house a
world, made up, like toe
world, of odds and ends whore
may fi.,,1 :l g,.iU8 at yoilr ..j
han.hand a fool at your left. Uy
hand neighbor, in the caso I
recalling, was not a fool, but. a
frenchmen; and my riyht wrell,
right hand neighbor was sjtjnie
more perplexing, more ijiter
csting than a genius, for it was a
am an engineer by profession,
had been sent to L to super
intend the laying of a new line of
It was my first dinner in Mrs.
hwaite's boarding 'house, and
looked with a stranger's curiosity
the long table at l(ho double
of faces, no one of which I had
before that day. Onu seat on
ly, just at my right, wus vaoant,
the knife and fork laid about the
! ...I .... 1 .. I . . . .
ii.uiwieii rjm llH tiwner was
expected to tp.ke. jiossession.
"Miss Kimwles is latn nmin to.
remarked ti yotitig- man ojtpo
site. "Those tiresome little animals
her out of all conscience. "
mental wonder Art t.11 U'hnl.lifip
lady could be conntx ted with the
menagerie was aiiswujred by Mr.
Deblay, the Frenchman atmy left.
"My, faith!" he exclaimed. "I .
myself tliat a Hdy such as
a ViaII a f.4, lt ! -v ;n . .
before this restricted to one scholar.
life long, bieu entendu!"' he added'
diverting nis soup spoon ironi its
legitimate use to kiss it with a flour-
"Why don't you try her with the
proposal, Deblay.-' Mie seems to
smile more on you," said, with
just perceptible sneer, a mail next to
tlie first speaker.
"Oh, mon Dieu!" cried Deblay,
"sue smiles, ves; but a smile as
i . i , , ,
origin anu coiu as sunsiiiue on an
iceberg. Ah, it is a bad counsel
you make your friends, Mr. Veb
"lliats because he likes to see
cm in the same fix himself, eh
Webster?7' slyly said the young man
who had spoken about "little' ani-
ine remark evidently contained
a meaning unwelcome to Mr. Web
ster. His black eyebrows came clo
ser together, and his heavy mustsche
gave an impatient jerk, as he said.
nastily, "Jiuch obliged, I'm sure,
but I m not overanxious for smiles
from nobody knows who "
H'Geritleiiieiigentlemeu, I call
you to order," said -aman farther
down, who had pusheef-aside his
soup-plate, and was busy mixing a
dish of salad. "Of the dead ad
the absent von know the old
Just then the door opened, and a
woman entered. I own my curiosi
ty was roused, by the preceding con
versation, and I followed her with
my eyes as she walked nearly the
length of the long table to the va
cant seat, but owing to the light I
could distinguish hardly anrihincr
, tl " ' a
more man ner movements, and the
outlines of her figure were unnsnal-
ly gracetuL As she reached mv
side I rose and drew back, her chair
iorwntcn little attention she thank
ed me with that same cold smil
as 1 could now perceive of which
the young Frenchmen had spoken.
anu tne smile seemed to me less fan
ciful than at first.
It is my theory that a first-rate en
gineer must have something of the ar
tist in him. Mow, I may sav, with
out undue vanity, that I was a first
rate engineer, and I suppose it was
iius auiMtiu someiiiing wiiicn was I
so strongly impressed by the sort of
harmony in the voice, gesture, and
wuoie presence ot the. woman he-
siue uie. .Aiy cunosii.y nau clianged
at once into interest:! cast about in
my mind how to make her more
aware of my existence thau she had
iii. ? r t It
as yet the air of being. ; I
.' i 'iiAA ...... .. i i
uuui uun ajjjcar iu ue any I
master ol the ceremonies here." I j
11H l"l 1 1 "urt it - .1 ... n . . ...... I
oy .c luusi iiii.uuuue our-
selves, since we are to be
oors. rermit me to present my-
sen as ireorge Den-, srs, as engineer
and very much at your service pro-
icsaionaiiy orouierwise, 1 blunder-
aA w . ,i .11 1 l , I . .
, ,t-,y ,,eu snowing wnat
was saying, for she had turned her
eyes tull on me, and they made me
lose my head a httle. "And yon?"
Jliss ivnow les, a drawing-teach- a
she answered, not exactly short-
but briefly. But I would not
a. . i i l.
taKe the hint. I wanted to make
her look at me again. I took up the
glass ot water before me.
auis is rat ner a eoia element lor
pledge offering, Miss Knowles," I
said, "but at leat it is a pure one.
a..n,.vc.A ... ' 1. 1 1 .
OUFrv, nv iniua to ueignoornood
She did look at
KlhfV11 Dttetrn?tra,nge:;. 7h?
might beanything! a thief or a
murderer, for what you know?"
Oh pray allow me more skill in an
physiognomy," said L thinking all
.X:i. V. i-.. , - I .
w uue now oodty ner words
chimed in with those of Webster a
t i V . . vi;.. r i. ' o o I
auu urucic to puysiogiiomyr do
1, she said quickly; then, as if .
repenting or even tnat slight lmpul-
sne resumed in the old
I had succeeded.
me again, ner eyes resting on my
iace wiin an indiscnmmal expres
"You are a bold man, Mr. Den
ver," 6he said finally, "to offer that
siveness, sne resumed in
tone, "Still, suppose after all I
were to turn out a desperate charac
wtiat would you do then?"
(T 1 u -.i .
a Biiuuiu say, wren one ot our
Xew York Judges, that there must
have been 'attenuating circumstan-
i replied laughing.
She smiled and reached out her
hand to her glass: Verv well, 'to
neighborhood and friendship,' then,
chose, you must run the
This little dialogue had been' car'
cried on thus far under cover of a
rather noisy discussion opposite; but
nere some one spoke to Miss
Knowles, and I was obliged to con
myself with observing her. I
not find it a tiresome occupa
tion. She was a verv handsome wo-
man,-for, tnough unmarried and ev
idently young, no one would have
thought of calling Miss Knowles a
and there was much more than
beauty m her face; there was a mean
111 every line a meaning which
suggested that hers had been no or
or easy life. But, though a
face, it was not a hard one, and
attracted in spite of itself.
T . V... .
muss ivnowles, lthmk it is un
kind!" said the person who had in
terrupted us, one of the prettiest
little school-girls I ever saw, leaning
forward from our side of the tabic.
"You haven't spoken a word to me
I do believe youv'e forgotten
"By jove! Miss Knowles is to be
envied!" It was Webster who
and the marked way iu which
said it made the speech a rude
Deblay perhaps thought so, for
"Oh, mon Dieu! yes, Mees Noail
les and Mees Morrell are to be en
and blamed alike, both tho two!
is cruel of your sex to monopolize lv
against ns miserable, you hear,
If one had fancied Miss Knowles'
hard, he would have changed him.
ilium in watciiing tne siiiiie with and
wnien sue answered the laughing
:i . e . 1 . 1 .1 I .
K" ) "nine oiu oi wiitcti tne a
had melted ami left iuri mm.
"Nolv'enot forgotten Kosa," she
"but you know of old I never
It was a peculiarity of this woman
as I had occasion later repeated
ly to observe that whatever she
or did, she could not help beiiijg
remarkabU, o much hr peraonali-
tv made itself felt in everything.
She felt- that quotation from the
common little song ju.t as an v Wily
might have tlone, carelessly, and
manifestly without a thought of ef
fect, yet I do not believe there was
a man at the table who heard it
from her lips unmoved. Even Web
ster lifted his eyes to her with a
sullen admiration a tribute which he
was as unwilling to give as she to
ceive, but which was forced from
him against his will.
My pledge of friendship, I am con
strained to admit, did not advance
me as I could have wished with Miss
Ivnowles. A certain degree of pro
gress she allowed me to make, but
never one step beyond. Oddly
eiiougn, it was a kintl ot disagree
ment which served me most, and
i . .
which came aoout, in tnts way.
une evening 1 nad been reading to
her, and had just closed the book
as twilight came on, when my at
tention was attracted by a newly
married pair in the balcony oppo
site, who regardless of the double
row of houses, were lnduls-ino- in
-tvsiue irom me suouen, most un
welcome conviction that I had in
(leea chanced in some jarring chord
- tne past, iwas so taken aback by
ner coiu and cutting manners of
speaking as to be literally without
words to reply. I could only look
at "er u,rt understood my look.
some of those demonstrations pecu-
liar to tne noneymoon. n would
only have amused me, as usual, but
for the eflectit had on Mass Knowles.
T v 11 r . , . j
,i snau iieveriorget ner look nor lierT
tone---the mixture of pity, contempt
and something that was almost like
envy, as she said under her breath
"She thinks it will last! poor fool!"
involuntarily a quotation trom the
volume we nact been reading togeth-
. . - I
er came to my tips: I, too, have
been m Arcadia! 1 should hardly
I 1 A. T 1 1 . I -
nave known mac l nau spoKen aloud
but for the way iu which she turned
" hat suggested that to von??
she said imperiously. "Tell me, i
"The expression of your face just
now," I answered, smiling. "There
was a whole romance in it."
"Indeed !"as he rejoined, with a
deliberate emphasis, contrasting
wun ner lormer abruptness, "that
must be an agreeable pastime, try
ing to surprise faces off their guard!
i-ernaps you are going to lavor me
with other revelations gained in the
suppose, for the next moment she
um.i . ,. I : it . . ti
iu a veij uiiieieni, tone: 1 beg
your pardon, sincerely, Mr. Delivers;
...ii. ti . . . . - L . . 4... ; .1 l . -I
vu ui'c iigui, to your uiougnrs. .
explain them. Only" and she ble
gave a forced smile "take my ad-
vice, don't waste your time in study- ed
"lg my iace, tne romances von 1
: . 1 . 1 . 1. T . . . I
iiugiii reau inere mignr, not be good -
for much in any sense. And uow for-
ve me! And she reached out her
hand to me. I took it and held
moment while our eves met. What
she read in mine I don't know. but.
whatever it was, it did not appear to
I 1 r i -i . I
please her. for she drew her hand
away quickly with a slight frown.
..." . . c i
Still, as 1 said, after this, though his
sne uiu not, admit me to any mor.- one.
real intimacy, her manners were less
formal and more friendly. the
HI 1 ' 1 x -r . 1
iueaiiume, wnue.i was, as I hop-
graces, events were working to bring face
maif-t discomfiture of M, Eugene
Deblay, but not of Miss Rosa her-
self, who, like, most schoolgirls, was
arrant little flirt, and had not the
slightest obiection to anv number of
v , . " r
strings to her bow. she did not
check U ebster's rather pronounced
leiicitations on the occasion of her
lo.t i .i .i . . . . .
luui oinnuay, put replied with a
look at once shy and saucy, and
making progress in her good- fell
the surface the latent feud be
tween her and Mr. Webster. That
amiable gentleman had taken to de
voting himself somewhat demonstra
tively to Miss Kosa Morrell to the
quite enough to turn any head not
turned already, and she went off
laughing to school, Miss Knowles
looked after her with a kind and
"Sixteen to-day !" said she.
"What must it seem like to be 16, I j
"I am 22, she said, gravely."
"Only six years, then."
"Oiil six years," she echoed
"only six ages! That child is just
Miss Morrel's. She had apparent
iust ni)iiro:ieb..d the window.
which must have been open, for I
everv word distinctly.
"No Rosn. f eertninlv fo not like
I distrust his face, it is cruel
cowardly. It the choice were
between the two, I should sav
. " ... , . ,
tuoiisaud tunes sooner jir. uublay
w stisier, ior at leant
Bttt when it came to names. I
thought it time to make some sign
existence. I gave a slight cough;
the window instantly closed,
I heard no more.
It appeared, however, that I had
been the only uninvited listeuier
the fragmentary scene. The
minun-Webitir came put pt
beginning life, and I "
"And you ?" I repeated, ns she
paused, lost in thought, apparent
"I must be going to my schol
she rejoined, with a quick look
suspicious, half mischievous, at
as she started up.
"Tiresome little animals, .is Mr.
Thorn rightly called them," said I,
rising too. As we entered the hall.
street door was just closiu" on
"Will that be a match do' you
think?" I asked, the sight of him re
minding me of the subject.
"doud heavens! exclaimed Miss
Knowles, stopping short and gazing
anxiously in my face "Rosa Miss
Morrel and Mr. Webster do you
mean? Do you see any real reason
asking such a Question?"
"Only human nature in srenernl.
il you will excuse my savin"
of your little friend MLss Mo
s nature in particular. I don't
think' if 1 were in AYebster's nT.-icr.
lvosa is thoughtless, but I can
believe" She did not finish
sentence, but, with knit brows,
walked off, declining, as she invari
did, mv company on the way.
TI.... . l. 1 J T
Ainu, same evening, as l was kiuok-
at my window, I heard Miss
Knowles' voice from tho next room
the further corner of the balcony,
where he had been sitting too deep
in shadow to be perceived until he
moved. His face, as it came into
the light, wore an expression that
certainly justified Miss Knowles'
"So that's her little game!" he
muttered. "But if I don't manage
to get the odd trick of her, by !"
and with an oath he brought down
his hand on the railing as she dis
1 hesitated at first if I ought not
to put Miss Knowles on her guard,
by informing her of what had pass
ed. But I felt ashamed to disauiet
ber, no doubt needlessly, lie repeat
ing that vague sort of bluster, and
as tor the next few days, ebster
seemed quieter than usual, I ended
by niyselt forgetting his words.
But somewhat more than a week
later, his manner suddenly changed.
It was one morninsr that he had a
trtend with him, whom he had
brought home the night before and
kept to breakfast. This fellow, Mose-1
lv I think was his name, and one rf
Webster's own sort, and the two-
were in oppressively his-h-Knirits
Webster iu particular,- making a
o-reat number of Rmnll iofcps nnint.
r . . j t v I
ls, as it struetTne. but which aD-
peared to afford him much satisfac-
tien, and which he accompanied,
as I fancied, by sly glances at Miss
Knowles. for which I should v
been delighted to fling the contents
of mv coffee-ctiD in his face.
Towards the end of th mil
Moselv leminded Wpbstpr of mm
letter which the latter was to show
him. H ebster took out his pocket-
book, and began turning over the
papers inside. I
"1 his it, Gus? said Moselv, ta-
king hold of the nearest, a square
i . i ' - . . 1 . 'I
white envelope, directed in what
looked, so far as I could see scross
the table, a verv peculiar hand. But
W ebster drew it back hastily.
Jo,no, maisa private letter,'
he answered and this time I could
not mistake that he gave one of
those odd looks across at Miss
Knowles, "a very peculiar private
letter, that I wouldn't let out of mv
J . ii, ,, J
minus ior a uouoie -a..
"Well, you needen't be afraid of
. .... - . .. i
my making a bill tor it," replied
for my I
Mosely; "lye use enough
double A 8 without buying up old
paper. Now, then! have you fonnd
the rie-ht thins-this time, or shall T
call again next Christmas?" 1
ebster. it appeared, had found 1
the right thing, and the two witty I
i ., , . - i i"
gentlemen presently deprived US Of 1
, T 1 . . ...
i don t remember to have ever
flow of spirits," said I to Miss
Knowles, who, with myself, happen
to be the last left at the table-
wonder what it hetokpns?
. . -. - . .
AO good to somebody, answer-
something under the table, and.
stepping down, I picked up a pa-
- - i
"Mr. Webstor has dronned on of
letters the 'peculiar private
oerhans." 1 said ano-hmo-. anrl.
turning it -over, recognized in fact,
marked handwritinc. At the
... . .
same moment Jliss ivnowles eyes
grew white to the very lips.
Miss Knowles, contemptuously,
first word she had ever said to
reply, when my
I was about
on the superscription, and her to
"My God! can it be "! she gasp
"tjrive it to me the letter "
impatiently, as I looked at her in
bewilderment. I gave it to her, she
it open, cast one glance at the
signature, and then her hand, as if
palsied, let the crushed paper fall,
she sat staring straight before
with a look of such blank des
as I hope never to see again in
"What is the writer ot that letter
you?" she said slowly, as if every
word was a weight dragged from
Then with a sudden feverish
haste, "You did not expect to find
an imposter! But remember I
warned youl Ah, you are silent!
would not drink that pledge to
"ii ot to inendsnip i broke inr
roused out of stupor, "but to love!
should a man you hate stand
between yon and-
"Stop Mr. Denvers, she inter,
posed gravely, "stop before . you
speak any word to destroy the sin
gle pleasant memory of all my lat
ter years. Do I look like a woman,"
continued, lifting her head
proudly, "to sacrifice honor to hap
piness? Have 1 ever given you a
glance or a tone that could let you
nk th iit?"
"No," said I bitterly, "you have
prudence itself! It is so easy
be prudent when one is cold; so
to say tio, tor 1 don t lovo
Ihere was a moments silence:
then a voice, her voice, but as
had never heard it vet. snoke mv
name; "George," it said softly, "1 ing
not say Go, for I do not "love
roulbutGo, because I love you
buttro, because 1 Jove you !
Hash! you know me well enough to
that means good bye forever;
notoue word more, if you would
me believe you worthy of my
She had known how to use an ap
impossible to resist. I set my
to keep back the struggling
words, while she continued; "I count
you to help instead of hindering of
. . . . 1 . T ! ...
1 leel too siuniieu, too oewiiuer-
to think clearly." She took np
letter again, and looked at it
if some sort of conflict were go
ing on in her mind. "Nonsense!"
said, finally, with a bitter smile,
delicate scruples are misplaced
between husband and wife; I will
respect your conhdence as you
would respect mine, James Hunt- bor,
And with that she opened of
letter again and read it through
I have no time to loose," she
when it was finished. "That er
Webster, has somehow diseov- me,
my secret, and betrayed it to me.
him" striking the paper, "lie
follow his letter, he writes, at at
why good tiod! he may be
then, at any time this "very "do
No, I have not a minute to day
spare." She stood tip, and holding
both her hands looking long was
earnestly in my face. "Good
George1" she said; "wherever
whtmr my lift tniy b, it will
be the brighter for the memory of
you. God bless you, and good-bye
"Not quite yet," I pleaded. "You
will let me have one look, one word,
at the very last I must, I will."
She hesitated, my face, perhaps,
warned not to tax submission too
far. "You will promise me, then,
to make no attempt to change my
resolution, or to keep any hold on
me? for Heaven, that knows all I
have borne, and all I could not
bear, in the old life. Heaven is my
witness, that I would return to it
sooner than I have your word,
"You have my word," I answered
perceiving by the determination iu
her features that any hesitation
would be worse than useless.
"Come again in an hour, then, and
you will find me ready. My prep
arations, like my friends, are few.
she said, with another of those bit
ter smiles; and -yith tnat we sepa-
I walked through the streets like
one in a dream, seeinsr nothing before
me but what I had left behind the
woman I loved passionately, and in
oue little hour's time was to lose for-
ever. But. with all the passion and
... . ' . - ' - . -
w"l that was in me, 1 vowed
would not lose her thus. I
I would wait for her till death, if
need were; but let her pass wholly
and lorever out ot my lite, I nei-
ther conld nor would.
On reaching the railway
even my preoccupation became
fulfill the letter of my promise to
her. I would not seek, by word or
act to sway her from her conscience;
but I would keep myself informed of
her movements, and contrive, some
how, sooner or later, to be near her;
of some unusual excitement.
.1 . i . r .-11 1 l
eda knot of talkers, and learned that
I 1 1 . ' 1 i a
there had been an accident to a pas
sengeron one of the Eastern trams
just in. the stranger, who accord
ing to general testimony, had ap
peared to be in a singular hurry and
excitement, had jumped off the train
beiore it was tairly stationary bad
somehow slipped and laiien, and
nad been taken up for dead.
r 1 ... ...I !. I
. i m,iuu mi naj iu mien iutu i
as l)'ig- " was tnut of a nian ot'
., r : i 1 1 . I i
some o years oi age, eiuentiy ue-
longing to the wealthier classes.
Ihe race, which was disngured, wa.
handsome, iu spite of the traces of
passion and dissipation. He was
quite dead; they had given up at-
tempting to restore him, and were
searching the body for identification,
r . i i i .. i i i I
ue oi uiein, as i appruacneu, uau
ever I saw the finger of destiny in
any human event, 1 saw it there.
1 - . 1 I .
just opened a pocket-book tilled with
papers and marked inside with a
name. I read the name over his
shoulder; it was James Huntley!
Strange chapter in the strange ro
mance ltiterwoven with my lire:
This man's death, so sudden, so lit
tle to be looked for, had come to cut
the knot of all the doubts, the difh-
cultes, the despair which else might
have enveloped the whole future of j
tw" lives! it seemed to me that, it I
1 only waited long enough to
make sure there was no mistake, and
then I hurried back to Miss Ivnowles
to Miss Knowles? that is, to Mrs.
Huntley. Yes, for the first time, I
realized that it was a husband's
dreadful death that I was hastening
communicate to his newly-made
widow, and shrunk from my task.
I knocked gently at her door.
She opened it, and, seeing me, look
ed at me for a moment in silent sur
prise; then, putting the natural in
terpretation of her own absorbing
thought on my return, so much be
fore the time set, she cried out, "I
am too late, then, after all? He is
"1 ou have nothing more to fear
from him," I said, gravely, trying
break the shock to her by degrees,
But she did not understand.
"Nothing to fear, do you mean,
from from my husband?" she said,
slowly, with a perplexed look in my
"You have nothing more to fear
from the man who was your hus
band," I repeated distinctly. This
time she caught my meaning. She
grew white and tier lips trembled so
that she could scarcely articulate the
words. "Tell me
I gave her the briefest and most
softened outline possible of what
had happened. She stood like a
stone, : only her face showing that
heard. I never saw in any hu
man countenance such an expression
that in hers while she listened
pity, relief, awe, alt struggling to
gether. Then she moved her lips
I heard nothing; suddenly she
dropped to-the floor and buried ner
taco in the soft cushions, w hile a
voice I should not have known for
hers, said: "Oo leave me alone!"
I had no' words for such emotions
hers in that moment, I could only
obey her in silence
As I walked away, my mind
over all that had occurred, I
could not help recalling the old say-
thai man proposes and vod dis
poses, i ins scneme ot ebster s,
with such malice and treachery
we had reason afterward to think
that he had had access to her writ
ing desk, and so discovered her se
this plot, I say, on which he
counted o crush her utterly,
been the instrument, in the
hauds of a mysterious Providence,
working her deliverance; working
after a terrible manner, it is true,
not the less freeing her future
from its life-long shadow.
1 pass all the history of those sad
days, days of saduess it' not of mourn
the months ot seclusion i
waiting to a time when I could
claim her for mv own betore tne
eves of the world, and call my neigh
my friend, by the dearest name
said I to her on mv
wedding day, astmg tne inevitable
question w mtn i nui-iiuMj oen n-
since Adam s time has asket,"tell
wneu um jou wgiu io care ior
-vieor sus answered, ioo.uiS
me with the sunshiny smile in
which there was never any ice now,
you remember my saying the
we met, that I was a believer iu
physiogifomy? I think the mischief
done when you looked at me
with your generous, honest eyes, and
offered me that rash pledge ot friend-
fhipj bat 1 414 ot know it thn,"
she added more gravely, r 1 8nould
have run away from you."
"And dare you tell me so," I gaid
assuming a jesting tone, for I did
not want those troubles to clond her
face, "don't you know that this is
high treason now? From this time
forth yon are to consider yourself as
having no past, nothing but a pres
ent. The tyrant has spoken! Do
you mean to obey ?
"I obey, George,"" she said, her
lovely dark eyes looking earnestly
into mine, "and I thank Heaven for
giving me a present that makes obe
., I took the soft, white hand that
was so near mine, and but go back
to yonr own honeymoon fortherest;
for, to use my wife's quotaton, " I
never kiss and tell."
Teh Adirondack State Park.
The Commissioners of the State
Parks of the State of Xew York
were directed at a recent session of
the Legislature to inquire into th
expediency of vesting in the State
the title to the lands formino- the
Adirondack wilderness, and convert
ing the same into a public park. Af
ter a careful consideration of the
subject, they report very earnestly
in favor of the proposition, their ar
guments as to its great importance
being unanswerable. They show
that while the forests may not neces
sarily increase the amount of rain
fall in the country, they yet equal
Lee the distribution of the water so
as to make it more serviceable for
the purposes of agriculture, manu
factures and commerce.
The Adirondack region is one Tir-
ticulady important in this respect,
being the highest part of Northern
New York, the streams of which.
starting in the forests, flow to all
I points of the compass, the most im-
I - a a. 1 . -) -r-r
portant being the Hudson. The
region, it is true, is in many parts
very rocky, but these rocks are cov
ered with a dense growth of moss
sometimes to the depth of several
feet and the w hole region is heavily
timbered with the exception of the
summits ot the highest peaks, and
the water at the surface is held as by
.. -.-.11 i .
"i''"sci u iieiice, nowever T10-
lelU tlle rain-fall, the moisture is eiv-
,, ., ii . 1 1 .
en on grauuauy in springs, so as to
be equalized to a great extent
throughout the year. Under these
circumstances freshets in the moun
tains are of comparitively rare oc
currence, while at the same time the
level of the water varies much lesa
than w:ould be the case if the oppo-
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fiic vuiiuitioiis prevaiieu
If, now, the timber be cut off and
the underbrush removed, the surface
will be exposed to the action of the
sun, and its moisture rapidly exhal
ed into the atmosphere, instead of
draining off in the form of sprino-s
and rivulets. The falling rain, too,
and the melting snows of snrino-
would pass off much more rapidly,
producing floods and causing great
damage, but soon running off, and
in a snort time leaving the streams
below their natural level.
Tlie amount of wild land in tha
Adirondack wilderness is estimated
at 1,727,000 acres, or about 2,703
square miles. The market value of
this property is very slight, and in
most cases is now represented by the
worth of the timber and the chance
of getting it to market. The State
already owns nearly 400,000 acres)
and the remainder can be obtained
at a moderate price. It is thought
that the mineral wealth of the region,
which exists to an enormous extent
in the form of iron of the best quali
ty, can be utilized by transportation
to points where the smelting can be
done by means of coal, and thus
avoid the drain of the timber re
quired for charcoal purposes. The
country abounds with game, and
this would be preserved by the con-
version or the region into a park.
furnishing a source of pleasure and
recreation to summer tourists.
The precedent of the general gov-
eminent in establishing the Yosemite
alley as a national reservation, in
charge of the State of California.
and in establishing the Yellow Stone
Park, for the benefit of the whole
nation, is urged as an argument in
this case. Although the results of
the complete disforesting of the Adi.
rondacK region, wnicn would ultir
mately eusue if unprotected, are
presented in a very startling manner,
there is no flaw to be found in the
reasoning; and as one consequence.
there is no little reason to anticipate
that the reduction of the Hudson to
stream unht lor the purposes of
steady water communication would
follow, while the streams flowing
from the Adirondack region would
become insignificant, involving se--rious
consequences to the manuf.ic
turics now located upon them.
In addition to this, as already re
marked, would be associated floods
of terrible violence, which would
carry destruction and devastation be
fore them. Beyond the mere cost of
acquiring this property the expense
of keeping it up would be trilling.
Wardens to prevent the destruction
of the timber, and the improvement
or construction of roads at a few
points, would be all that would be
required. It is suggested, too, that
the lease for stated periods of cer
tain favorite localities to parties de
sirous of forming villas or hunting
lodges would form an important
source of income, which would prob
ably more than pay the current ex
of maintaining the park.
The four American "Bank of Eng
land forgers," Austin B. Bidwefl,
George Bidwell, George Mcdonald,
and Edwin Noyes, were found guilt
ty at the Central Criminal Court,
London, August 2, and were sen
tenced to penal servitude for life.
One cannot fail to admire the fine
sense of propriety of the proprietor
the Wisconsin who hi a re
cent number said, "owing to the
death of the . editor there wont be
any leader on Tuesday, but look out
for an old ripper on Yeduesday.
A new style of wall paper for
dining rooms has medallion of game
and birds, real skin and real feath
ers being used. The figures are
raised on a light back ground,
which is very effective. Flowers
are also introduced of wax and
linen, tied together with bright wi