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' ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1874,
Whole ISTiiTjiber 1273
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A. II. W. SAVAGE dealer In choice
Family Groceries aud Provision, also, pnre Oon
fecuonery, and the I nest brand of Tobacco and
R. W ELLS. Prodoce and Commission Mer
chant, lor the purchase and sale of Western Ke-
erve Butter, cheese ana vnea rrults.
Jain street. Ash tab a la, Obio. 1234
CABCIJl.ET LER. DealersinFsncysnd
Staple ury iooas, rstniiy urocenee, sea crocs
err. South Store. Clarendon Block. Ashtabula.
St. H. CILKET. Dealer in Dn Goods. Grocer
ies, Orocaery and Glass-Ware, nerldoor north
of Fisk Uouse. Main st. Ashtabula. Ohio. 18
M. M. PAULKAEB SOU, Dealer in
Groceries. Provision. Flutir, Feed, Foreign and
Domestic Fruits, Salt, Fih, riaster, ater
Lime, Seeds Ac., Main street, Ashtabnla, Ohio.
W. RRDHRIB. Dealer in F!oar.Po-k. Hams,
Lard, and all kiuds of Fish. Also, all kinds of
f amily Groceries, rruita ana coniecuooury.
Ale and Domestic Wines.
JT. P. UOBKBTON SON, Dealers in
ifnr fiesr.ri mi on of Boots. Shoe. Mats and Caps.
Also, on hand a slock of choice Family Grocer
ies. Main street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula,
' - W. IllSSELL, Corner Spring and Main
. t. jkahiih,.). ohln Dealers in Dry-Goods,
Groceries Crockery. 4c. Ac. - 1
nOSBISOK Sc SNEUKKOB. Dealer tn
Dry Goods. Groceries. Boots and Shoes, lints.
Cap, Hardware, Crockery. Book. Paints. Oil
&c 1451 Ashtabula t.
MARTI SKWBEItRV, Draegiet and
. . Apotaecary,Ana general neater in isruz, aeoi-
. cines, TT Hies auu uujuors lur iucu:ii puqwww.
Fancy and Toilet Goods. Maine street, corner of
(liIlBLIiSB. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio,
Dealer In Drags and Medicines, Groceries, rer
fumery and Fancy Article, superior Teas, Cof
fee. Spices. Flavoring Extracts. Patent Medi
cines of every description. Paint. Dyes, Var
nishes, Brusnes, rancy soaps, iiair nestoranves,
Eair Oils, Ac. all of which will be sold at the
lowest price. Prescription prepared with
suitable care.- . -: 1096
GGvBGE WILLARD, Dealer in Dry
Goods, Groceriea, Hat, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Cro
ckery, Glassware. Also, wholesale aud retail
deaier in Hardware, Saddlery, Nails, Iron, Steel,
-" Dra.'s, Medicines, Parnts.'Oils, Dyestuffs, Ac,
M iin St. Asblabnu. . . 1096
ASHTABULA HOIISK.R. C. Wermingtoq,
Prop. This House has just been thoroughly ren
ovated and refurnished. Livery and Omnibus
line connected with the House. 1261
AMERICA!! KOCSE, T. N. Boots Propri
etor, ftoath side of the u. 8. A M. S. etation.
This Honse has re eutly been renued and Im
proved, and offers pleasant, sub tantial and coo
venient ancommodaLiona to persons stopping
over niirht, or for a meal, or tor those from thi
interior, wishing stable accommodation tot
teams. The House is orderly, with prompt at
ten Lion to guests, and good table and lodgt
FISK HOUSE, Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field,!
Proprkt.or. An Omnibus running to and from
every train of ors. Also, a good livery-stabl
kept in connection with thi bouse, to convey;
passengers to any point. lHol.
P. B. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula, O.
iiOlnce Center street, between Main and
mm o. W. NELSON, Dentist, Ashtabula,
tiJJ., visits Conneaut, Wednesday and
Tnursdayof each week. 1108
IV. T. WALLACE, D. D. 8. Ashtabula, O.ls
prepared to attend to all operations in his pro
' fessiao. He makes sspeciality of "Oral Sur
gery" and saving the natural teeth. Office
and residence on film M former residence of
Maj. Hubbard. 151
-GEO. TV. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing
of all kind of Wathces, Clock and Jewelry.
Store In Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabnla, C.
FAMES K. STERBINS, Dealer in Watch
es, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware,
.. Ac. Bepairing of all kind done welt, and all
order promptly attended to. Main Street. Ash
. tabula uhio. . 16(
1. S. ABBOTT, Dealer in Clocks, Watches
Jewelry, etc. Engraving, Mending and Ke
pairing done to order. Suop on Main street,
Conneaut, Ohio. gas
JOHN DCCBO, Manufacturer of, and
Dealer inFurnltureofthe best descriptions, and
every variety. Also General Undertaker, an d
Manufacturer ol Coffin to order. Main street.
North oi South Public Square, Aahtabuia.
I. S. BEACH, Manufacturer and Dealer! n
FirstClaas Furnitrue. Also. General Underta
ker. 11 S3
TINKER, SPERBV Manufacturer of
Stoves, Plows and Coluicns, Window Caps and
Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, fcleigh
Shoe, Ac. Phamix Foundry, Ashtabula, 0. 1091
ATTORNEYS. ,AND AGEXTS. -
W. H. HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel
or at Law office over Newberry's Lrng Store,
Ashtabula, Ohio-will practice In sU the courts
of the 'State, Collecting and Conveyancing
saade a spsciaity. - - 1447
BHSRMAN It HALL, Attorneys and Coun
selor at Law, Ashtabula, O., will practice In
the Court of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga.
LaAaJi 8. Smaatait,. - . Tasooou Hall.'
' ; 1048
EDWARD H. FITCH, Attorney and Conn
sellorat Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Special attention given to the Settlement of Es
tates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting. Al
so -to all matters arising under the Bankrupt
la O. FISHER, Justice of the Peace and
Agent for the Hartford, Sun, A Franklin Fire
Insurance Companies. Office over J, P. Bob
rtsn'e Store. Main St. Ashtabula. O. Ill
CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Conn
seltor at Law. Ashtabula, Ohio. l'W6
CRvSST WETHER WAX, dearer la
Stoves: Tin-Ware- Hollow-Ware. Shelf Hard
ware, Giasa-Ware, Lamps and Lamp-Trim-,
mingSj retroleuia, c,o; potltetne risk House,
Ashoor. t - s . : '- 91
Aisov art stock of Paints, oils. Varnishes,
Brushes, Ac. , ijsj
OEORqtC, HFBBARD, Dealer in Hard,
ware, !', Steal and Mails, Stoves, Tin Plate,
Sheet Iron, Copper aaw Zin and auanufac
turer f Tin Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
Fis)r Block Ashtabal. Ohio. 1095
H.iH.' BARTLETI-, M. D. Homoepathic
Plysitian and Surgeon, (succeeior to Dr.
Moor.voce No. 1 Main street. Residence in
BhepardT s bullrting, Irst door south of office.
H ' 1264 .
DR W, MAR n, Homp.thic Physician
and Surgeon, Teepectfu11 asks snare of the
pstronaga: of Ashubola snd wleieity Office
sod residfoce In Smith's sew block. Centre
Breot. - 1356 '
OR. E. L. KING, rtiyslctan and 8unreon
office over Hendry A King' store, residence
aear St.reter s lidarcn. AsntaDeia..o
..-r . BANKS.
ASHTABULA NATIONAL BANK,
Ashtabn'a, Ohio. H. Fassstt. ' Pre t. I.
Sett. BLTTB.Cashier'. Authorised Capital, faoo.
000. Cssh Capital paid in tlCCdW). H. Fasktt,
J. B. Obosbt, C. E. Bttccs, H t. NiTTLSToit,
B. Ktw-Lls,- Wn. HrxpuBir. E. 0. Wimii,
a. Lick, P. F. Good, Director. - . J204
Q. C. CULLEV, Manufactttrer ef-Lth,
Siding, Mouldings. Cheese Boaea, A. Ptanlmi,
Matching, and Scrt.wl Sawing don n the
. hrte notlea. . Shop on Mnin street, oppo
lt the Upper Park. Ashtaliula. Ohio. 440
FRENCH k WEIBLE! M nnraeterers a
Deileralnall kinds ofLeaeherls demand In this
market opposite Phsvni FonriT. Ashtabu
la. . .. . -.... . 11M
H)V Sc RKEVES, Denlsr. In Oranlteand
Marble Monuments. GrsveJrtoo, Tanleta. Man
tels. Grates, c. -BuiViItvjf'lTinp and
Curbing, eat to order., lard on Center treet
. . .;' . , ..i w
ma sc. C. RirKABD, Millinery A Drees
.JekVng A clioice lot ofMllllnery good, and
the latest styles of Ladies and Children's Pat.
terna. Shop and saiearoom over Mann A Noyes
.tore. Center street, Aahtabuia. Ohio. lyixM
P. C. FOR O, Manufacturer and Dealer in Sad
dles, Harness, Bridles, Coilars, Trunks. Wnips,
Ac- opposite Fisk House. Ashtabula, Ohio. 1015
197 BUILDING LOT FOR SALE!
Dealer in Water Lime. Stucco. Land Plister,
Heal Estate and Loan Agent Ashtabula Depot.
1H. WILLIAM HUMPHRKT.
E DC1R HALL, Fire and Life Insurance and
BealHstate Agent. Also. Notary Public and Con
vevancer. Office over Sherman and Hsll's Law
Office, Ashtabnla. Ohio. I-9
GRAND RIVER INSTITUTE, at Austin
bunrh Aahtabuia Co.. Ohio. J. Tockerman, A.
M., Principal. Winter Term begin Tuesday,
Dee. 2d. Send for Catalogue. 8tf
M. K iriTHnlll. Painter. Glazier, and
Paper Hanger. All work done with neatness
J . I" V . w j . - - - , ' , '
. v n w Kjisaa AiTit Bnr IK T.lvmiwil
ixinaon a wiwwmm... . . . -
$ 30,000,000 GOia. is tae u . a. a,ouu.lKAf.
hnliien also nersonally liable. 118
BLAKESLEE V MOORE, Photographers
asd dealer in nctaree, Kngravings.
A hirinvi l.M.nitnlv nf tfnoldinirS Of VSri'
ous description,! prepared to frame any thing
, ... r. -. . i ,..tlM miA in the
in ww picture iiue. a. aorm" .
best style. Second door of the Hall store-lnd
door South of Bank Matin street.
WALTON A TALBBBT, manufactnr r
of and dealers in an graues -e-" y"";"'
Lath, and Shingles; also, mouldings of allbde
SEWING MACHINE AGENTS.
II. w. LOOHIS. Dealer in the Singer Sewing
Machine, Needles, una, .tc, also, attacn-
menu for all machines, over Newberry a
Drug Store, Ashtabula, O. - 1260tf.
JAMES REED Sc SON, Plain and Ornament
al Job rnnters. and general etationers. speci
mens of Printin? and nrices for the same sent
on application. Office comer Main and Spring
streets, AsntaDuia. u. "Q"
NOTARY PUBLICS, ETC.
JOHN H. SHERMAN, Notary Public and
Attorney and counselor at caw. urace in nir
kell' Block. Main St- Ashtabnla. O. I860 ;
EWA HD G. FIERCE DerJer In-Clotting,
Hats Oar. and Gents - urcMaigsoeMij Asnta
bitlavOtois. - - . -': 1851
WAIT E Ac- S I a. Lj Wioleeale and Re
tail Dealers tn iieaoy naae c-nnaing, r uraiso
Ing Good Hats. Caps., vc:i Ashiabuia . - 151
WJI, BOSS, House, Sign And Carriage paint-
1 . .. . .ul ... ., Unnmm lilMIIVftN I1.!!.
tre stiweic .eeai J. P. Bobenaon's rtora. All
Work warrentcJ. Ordei left with. Eobsrtson
or Newberry willmeet prompt etiantton. ' 1S68
ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 2, 1873.
BUltTllM 8CCTH. - Ut:irB KOWTH.
S. I I.I
A. at.f rJLI I TP. it.
L. 8. A M. 8. Or
18) 8 16
..JSew Ljnij w
; -. BloeraneW . .
A. a G.W . Cros.
AH train dailyiexacpt Supday. - ,
F. B. MYERS. Gen. Pas. A Ticket Agent '
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Dee. M, MTS; Fssscnger Train
, ..-.- wiH rss a follows: "
7 001 OU.Cityr-Kaat..
7 06 Junction .... .
7 10 iOHCily-West
: S 07
x7 SSjJtu ...... .......
i j l,nuuu ;
7 bi Summit ,......'
7 66 a Polk. ..'......
. 8 Iff (ttaymiitoa-u...
8 Ktl Sauoy. Lake....
8 w a Stoneboro ....
x8 tel Branch .
8 56 Hadley
. IS 40
W 101 ostein
A A t W Cross-
' 8 85
' 8 0
' 7 60
Train op only on Signal.. iTralni I do not
Stop, xTelegraph Sutions., Ctevsland Time.
TheWay Freight traiu stop at Jefferao Iir
'S8 WrS?:mi 'P- ni W" 7'
A, M. : These trams carrj passenger. .
Passeage fare- at' tne-rate trf $ cent per mile;
to way stations counted in eves naif dimes. '
: ' ' '
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov 3d,
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov 3d, 1872.
PULLMAN '8 bbst Drawiri k-t bora
t -A --- t a- - V-P- .
modern improTeiBatmy , mr wir tbroflgb or! all
pall!",' CSeTeUnti nd, Ciuciiniiiir t New York,
making direc eoMectionwii.ii ail tine of for-
S wwaw rtvmncip, sMIU sUDV WllO
bound tsit&ouan tad Tmmis fcr Bo ton and
fbusi Ait; auji)aJU .m-as. ; t. ' ' -
at lagara rails.
11 Vf S S3
19 0 alio 04 'a
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7 15 k; .
BingLamtou . "
Great B;hii!' ;v
SBsquehea" ' "
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Honedale ... ' 11
b 08 "
Port Jervi,,.,. '
Gortea. '.-I. "
11 y ..'
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1 08 PB
6 87 t;
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Boston . .-.
Daily. ' : t Ms Scatfens- '"'" . ri
Ask fbrtlcfceta he war'of IrTa Rs11wa: ' .
For Sale St all the principal Ticket OtAe.- ;-
, o.. T.
i.ive, I 16 ti OSp.a.l
.... " 6 ibS -r-t W: " t.,U....,
4 !" 100 :f 80 fa
4 J0-" f 10 - 8 50" :;
4 W ' ' 58 " 1
B 30 " S 45 tsfy
40 u jTTo -' riTo3
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wo. a. Abbott, Gen. i-av Agent. ,
PINK 8TOCK TJF FURNITURE.
"CAN'T BE UNDERSOLD."
HAVING a complete outfit for
carrying on this branch of the bn.ineas
we feel conndent that w can givs satisfaction to
those having need of the sarvic of an Undertak
er. If they will entrnsn with (heir business.
I. 8. BBtCH. DL P. DOTY
Afetahnla,March 80,1878, if"
BEAUTIES OF MAY.
BEAUTIES OF MAY. BY MINNIE J. OWREY.
The son amid llie eold n clouds
Has sunk to rel ibis balmy eye,
I can but note llie beauties iiere.
Ere I familiar landscapes h ave.
Away in distance is the grove,
All nibrd io nature's fairest preen.
Oh ! earth is lovely in this dress.
It seems one holy, joyous scene.
I stitnd among the orchard trees,
Whose branches, heavy with their
An- like one pare and fleecy mass
Of snow-flakes, shedding rich perfume.
And farther on I stray and p&nse.
The very pathway 'neath my feet
Is strewn with petals, white and pink,
That falling, give an odor sweet.
There by the road side, prow and bud
The snowy daisies, side by side
With spring lime violeis. white and blue,
That nod to me in erao-im jintie.
The old wild-rose bnsh by the fonce.
Is gaily decki-d with blossoms red.
This is the dearest flower lo me.
It lifts so soon its modest head.
Then, in that yalley, lust below.
The brooklet treed from winter's chain.
Is ever rippling gaily on.
Its tide increased by April rain.
Upon its brink the robins come
And drinking, sine a sone of love
To Him, who makes the sunbeam's light
DbiQe) brightly on us from above.
But I must howeward turn my steps.
For night is coining quickly now ;
The twinkling stars are sheddine down
Their gazes o'er the nionntain's brow.
I see my cottage, with its dour
Entwined around by ivy viiv s,
And on its lowly roof and wulta
A single moon-beam weirdly shines.
Good night, old earth, I can but go ;
The weary ones are locked in sleep,
And I must slumber with the res'.
While unset-n spirits vigils keep
Oh ! this is heaven to my soul,
A thing that csuses me to pray,
When round me In the stilly air
I feel a presence of sweet May.
Oh. the slush, tlie beautiful slush 1
Miz'd with the mud in a savory mush.
Soaking thro' rubbers, sud gailers and
Templing to suicide, sorrow and blues I
Vision remorseful oe'r memory rush -
Once I was as soft as the beautiful slush.
Once I believed in committees of health ;
Once I had visions ol fairly worn wealth ;
Sweetly I entrusted inspectors of streets,
Guiltlessly thoughtless of sinecure bents;
Never conceiving the whitewash brush
That can beautify the blackest political
Oh, the slush, the beautiful slush I
Even a pavement inspector mierht blush :
Even 8 mermaid might murmur her hate.
If doomed to a worse than amphibious
Even to paddle, and jostle, and crush,
ttall drowned in the beautiful city made
From the New York Graphic.
I write as a son, as a husband, and
as a man of a family. My subject is
one of the utmost importance to the
married and child-raising communi
ty. I believe in writing to the pa
pers upon subjects of family interest.
ii is a gooa tnmg.
Of course I have no sympathy in
common with the silly people who
ask for all sorts of information from
the family newspaper. As, for in
stance, where "a young man Just in
society" wants to know what he is to
do with his napkin when he is invited
out to a swell dinner party, and the
editor tells him that he had better
take the article in question home and
have it washed. That is absurd, of
, So, too, when a , miss in her teens,
confesses that she walks and flirts
with a married man every night, and
wants to know if there is anything
wrong about it. That, of course, is
Or where one just commenced life,
writes to know what business will
make him rich in three years, with
out any investment of capital or ex
penditure of labor on his part. He
must be an ass I - -
I write upon no such "ridiculous
matters. But the subject upon which
I scratch these few fines reaches ev
ery mother's heart; and, as you an
Swer it, you will carry joy to many a
; To come to it. then
WE ABE MARRIED.
By we I mean Iphigenia and L I
call her "Pheegie" for short and as a
pet name. But mother doesn't be
lieve in pet names, and calls her plain
i Mother lives with us. I think it is
quite an advantange. But somehow
Pheegie don't think so. I am the
youngest of seven sons. "When fath
er died, and I was married, my broth
ers said that as they were older than
I, and had had more of dear mother's
care, it would be only fair to me to
have mother spend the rest of her
life in my family. ' 1 thought it was
real affectionate and self-sacrificing
on their part.' But somehow Pheegie
don't seem to think so.
: Dear mother is very sensitive
about being in the way. If she says
it once - a day she says it a dozen
times, that if we feel she is trespass
ing in the little room she occupies
we have only to say so, and she will
find a humble cot in some retired
spot, and there pass her widowed
day, praying for the welfare of her
think tihs is very touching and
sweet on her part. But somehow
Pheegie don't seem to think so. She
says, "suppose we take her up some
day how much cot do you suppose
she would retire to?"
I don't liVe the sentiment. How
could I endorse it and have the as
surance to look for the length of
days promised in the fifth command
ment? Bat this is not my subject. What
I want to ask vou about is
" , OCR BABY. ' - '
We have got a baby. I mean Phee
gie and L Mother did'nt have any
thing to do about it. And yet, if it
had not been for dear mother, I don't
know how we could . have got along.
Just as soon as the little thing was
a taonth old, mother took it to sleep
.wiith her She declared that never
would a wink of sleep come to her
eyelids if she left that child for
young and inexperienced parents to
roll on and smother.
But when she took our little dar
ling ia this tender :way to her grand
maternal bosom, dear mother said Itj
just as many words,-' that if her affec
tian far the infant was misconstrued,
or if we grudged her the playful oa
retses which the child might inadver
tently tfeKWw uptro ier, vAj bad W
say as much, and she would find a
humble cot in some retired spot, and
there pass her widowed days in
praying for her children and grand
Pheegie said, "Oh, bother the
humble cot!" But I don't think my
dear wife understands mother. 1
thought there was something very
touching in this display of grand
mamma s devotion. But somehow,
Pheegie don't appear to think just
As I said, however, we have got a
HE IS A BOY.
He is also, a very bright child, in
deed. For that matter the worthy
nurse told Pheegie that she did not
know as she had ever nursed a bright
er young one. Our own baby is six
months old now, and 18 very healthy.
Dear mother says that she don't like
the way in which it shakes its head
every now and then. I- think it is
queer, too, for its head certainly does
shake at times without the slightest
occasion for it. I sometimes feel
nnitp Kprions about it. Pheesie don't
seem to feel so, and when I said I
thought I ought to speak to the doc
tor about it, she toia me l mignt al
so tell him that the child's toes
wrisreled peculiarly. I didn't like
her saying that, and I noticed that
dear mother didn't laugn. i agree
with her that God gives us these pre
cious wards to take care of. Pheegie
says that she supposes that God also
shake. There is something in that
But I wonder if Pheegie really loves
the child. Mother often says that
she hopes she does.
WE KEEP A NURSE.
She is a young Irish girl. I confess
I don't like her much, and I doubt
whether she feels very deeply for the
child. Often and often does the lit
tie thing crv at night but never yet
has that girl come down to see what
the matter was. If she would do so
once in a while at least, it would be
showing a little interest in her
Mother don't like the girl. She
thinks she is a Jesuit, and believes
that she would muider the baby
quick if the priest told her to do it.
I am inclined to think so, and kind
of wish we had a Protestant. But
somehow Pheegie don't seem to think
But what I want to ask you is this,
- WHAT IS THK REASON
that doctors never think that babies
are sick? . They never do unless the
little things are far gone with scarlet
fever, cerebro-spinal meningitis, or
something dreadfully fatal. Let the
child be teething, or have colic, or
wind on its little stomach, or any
thing ot that kind, and doctors nev
er seem to feel interested in the pa
tient s case. They say that the liltle
things -will outgrow it, or something
of that sort. Now that is absurd.
I put it to you, Mr. Header, ' as a
man of feeling. Suppose you had a
pain in your person,, and were really
suffering a great deal, acid a doctor
should come and grin at you, chuck
you under the chin, pinch your legs,
and say that "you would come out
all right," or "outgrow it," or some
thing of that kind! Would you like
that? of course you would not It
would not be natural.
Now. I don.t know whv it should.
but our baby suffered a great deal
from abdominal trouble. Mother
thinks he inherits it; she says that
all her children were that way. I
think this a very satisfactory expla
nation. Why shouldn't a child in
herit things of that kind, lust the
same as hair, teeth and things of
that sort? It looks reasonable to
mother and me. But somehow, Phee
gie don't seem to think so.
rsut, upon mv word. I have written
so much that I have but little space
left to tell you about a little matter
in our own baby's tender experience,
which illustrates how little doctors
care for other people's children.
Mother says she thinks they get
hardened. But one would think thpy
would not I have' been - after the
doctor a eood deal for our own baby,
but he never seems to come with
alacrity. Mother generally tells me
when to go. She thinks one cannot
show too much care of a child it is
such a errave responsibility. I think
so, too. But somehow, Pheegie don't
always seem to think so. I wonder
if she reallv does love our own ba
by? I spoke to mother about it the
otner night, and she said she Hoped
so, for it was an awful thing to throw
one's own child into the teeth of
Providence; and I thought so, too.
But now I certainly must tell you
WHAT HAPPENED THE OTHER NIGHT.
Our own baby got sick, and moth
er wanted me to go for the doctor,
Pheegie didn't think there was any
use for him, but mother thought
there was. However, mother very
frankly owned up that the child was
Iphigenla's. She said that her solic
itude sprang entirely and only from
love for the little one; but if that
affection was irksome to us, we had
only to find her a humble cot in
. . . , ,
some retired spot, wnere sne wouia
pass her widowed days, praying for
her children and their child, and
thanking God that its death did not
He at her door. Pheegie rolled over
in bed, and said : ,"0h! good gra
cious !" But I went out of the door.
It was not a eood night to go. It
was one of those freezy kind of
nights when the rain becomes ice on
the pavement; it was real hard work
to go for the doctor; it was impossi
ble to run. - I tried to walk fast, but
I slid and slipped and slid. And then
I would manage, to catch hold of a
fence, and my legs would slide from
under me and I would find my face
in precisely the contrary direction
from that which I wanted, to go. I
tried the middle of the street, but it
was very little better, and when I
tried to get back to the pavement I
thought I might as well give up go
ing. But then, there was our own
baby perhaps at the point of death,
and I hastened, slipped up, and has
- It must have taken me a good half
hoair to reach the doctor's house, and
It it only half a mile away from
mine. However, I got there at last
and rang the bell.
I RANG SEVERAL TIMES.
Finally iamebody opVaed & win.
dow and a masculine voice wanted
to know who the mischief I was, and
a feminine voice wanted to know if
I was "Horace." I was amazed and
bewildered. The tone of the mascu
line voice was not familiar to my ear.
and I could hardly account for the
feminine voice, as the doctor is a
widower. But I nevertheless asked
if the doctor was at home. At that
the masculine voice suggested that I
had better ring the doctors door-bell
and hnd out; it was certainly very
stupid to make the mistake, but I
was somewhat confused after my dif
ficult walk, and then was nervous as
1 thought of our baby at home.
However, I apologized and ex
plained, but while I was doing it the
parties at the window slammed it
down. I did not feel called upon to
make any further explanation, but
sprang up the doctor's steps and pull
ed his belt
They seemed to be sleeping very
soundly in that block, for I had to
ring four times before 1 roused the
doctor. He opened the second story
window at last, and after suggesting
that if I was trying to jerk off his
bell-pull, I had better say so, he ask
ed who I was. The doctor is getting
old and peculiar; and then I don't
suppose it is pleasant to be called up
on to answer a bell at two o clock
in the morning. But then, ain't he
paid for it? However, I overlooked
the reference to the bell-pull, and said
it was "me.
"Me! who the mischief's me?"
said the Doctor.
I supposed that he knew my voice;
but be alleged that he did not, and
so X said that "me was smith.
"Smith! what Smith?' says the
, Now that was absurd! I know that
the name of Smith is reasonably
common; but the Doctor needn't
try to make out that he has nobody
but smiths on his list or patients,
i However, I answered that I was
"T. Adolphus Smith.". And how
like a fool I felt! Only think of
having to holler out, "T. Adolphus
smith!" at two o clock in the morn
ing. I felt certain that somebody
was listening at every window in the
But the Doctor, satisfied whom I
"Well, what do you want?" -
From the way he said it one
might think that he had been pa
tiently waiting np there, and giving
me a chance to telL
But I didn't answer curtly. On
the contrary, I said:
'THE BABY IS SICK?"
'"What baby," said he. Now,
how absurd! As if I would go pok
ing down there at the hour, and
through rain and ice, for any baby
but our own baby. But I neverthe
less replied, with perhaps a touch of
vexation in my tone, that the baby
under consideration was my own
"What is the matter with it?"
says he. -
Now I began to wish that he
would come down to the door. I
didn't want to be hollering out what
was the matter with our own baby,
soi that the whole neighborhood
could be informed as to its ailments.
And just then a policeman came
along, stood in front of the house,
and looked at me as though he felt
sure I contemplated burglary.
People are so apt, you know, to
stand at the front door, and ring the
bell, when their designs are burglari
As a matter of prec autionary ex
planation, but perhaps injudiciously,
I said to the aforesaid policeman that
I was "all, right," and then he said:
"What!" and then the Doctor $aid:
"What!" And the policeman, who
evidently didn't see the Doctor
said: "What the thunder are you
talking about?" And then I said to
the policeman that "I said I was all
right." And then he wanted to
know who said I wasen't?"
It was getting dreadfully mixed
up., Isut just then the Doctor, who
evidently saw the policeman, hal
looed: "Go about your buisness!
The policeman evidently saw the
Doctor, and "moved on," after first
striking the lamp-post a most un
necessary blow with his club.
But I thought that the Doctor had
addressed his last remark to me,
and being pretty well worked up by
this time, lsaid: "Not at all, sir,I
have told you that our own baby is
sick and needs your professional at
"Well," said he, "haven't I been
trying to make you tell what is the
matter with itr
I saw I had made a mistake, and
so I said:
"Oh," says I, 'I thought you were
speaking to me."
r"Well, for Heaven's sake, ain't I
speaking to you!" said, or rather
roared the Doctor. I
"The babv is sick." savs I. "Its
little stomach kind of sticks out, and
mother says she thinks she feels a
"His what aoes wnai, ana wno
feels which?" roared the Doctor.
How stupid? "Its stomach sticks
out," says I, and then I heard that
confounded policeman laughing.
"Sticks out where" says the JJoc-
Now who would suppose that man
was a Doctor!
Why in front to be sure!" says I;
"and when I press it hard the little
thing wakes up and cries."
"What the duce do you press it
for then?" says the Doctor.
And then I heard that policeman
laugh again. A matter of life or
death: seemed to amuse him.
By this time I had lost all manner
of patience, and so, with considera
ble vehemence, I said: "Doctor our
own baby is very ill! Will youoe
kind enough to come to the door?
At that he slammed au "
I remained some minutes at the
door, and then heard the Doctor s
heavy tread in the hall. By this
time I had recovered my temper and
was prepared to meet my own med
ical friend very pleasantly.
As soon, therefore, as he opened
the door I said:
"Ah! how are you, Doctor?"
If he made any answer at all I did
not catoh it
"As I was saying," says I, about
ourown baby, its liut", Btuaaoi
sticks out, and mother thinks
v hile 1 had been saying this, the
uocwt, acting astnougn lie, was the
only individual on the stoop, and ap
parently without seeing me, and even
less hearing me, he slammed the
front door and turned to go down
But unfortunately he had shut his
ooatflap into the door, whereupon he
turned around, glared hercely at me,
Raid, "There,, then, you see!" and
proceeded to find the night key.
I really could not see the force of
his remark. 1 was not responsible
certainly for the trifling mconvem
ence to which he had been subject
The coat-tail extricated, the Doc
tor ran down the steps. In my con
fusion I had forgotten to tell him of
the ice-covered pavement, and the
next thing I saw was the Doctor.
with legs wide spread apart, slidine
towards the gutter. He saved him
self from falling by jumping into a
Again he turned upon me. and
again rid himself of the ridiculous
ejaculation, "There, then you see!
How perfectly absurd! Ihere was
no sense in it suppose 1 did see.
What then? How could I help it?
With my usual forgiving disposi
tion, however, I ventured to offer
the Doctor my arm. But all he
said was something about a "darned
signt! i did not apprehend the
wnole oi the sentence.
We then walked alonsr: each bv
himself, as best we could. At last
I thought that, as I had got the
Doctor out at that unseemly hour, it
was only fair I should make his dif
ficult walk as pleasant as possible,
I ESSAYED TO CONVERSE WITH HIM,
: Thinking that he might be willing
to discuss topics of national interest
"What do you think of the Car
"Whose carpenter bill?,' said he.
"Why his, to be sure," said I.
"Very well! I suppose I am not
to blame for that, young man?" re
plied my certainiy not over good-natured
If," continued he, "you or any
body else owed a carpenter's bill, I
would advise you to pay it As for
its correctness, how the mischief
can I form an opinion?"
I deemed it wise to drop issues of
national interest, and ventured to
try a new topic
"What will this woman s move
ment amount to?" said L
"Who is the woman? What is the
matter with her?" said the Doctor.
Now, how very stupid! Could
any intelligent person know that I
was alluding to the great temperance
At this point, the Doctor fell
again, sprawling over the pavement.
picked him and we tried the
middle of the street as somewhat
After giving the Doctor time to
recover his temper, I ventured once
more upon conversation. I certain
ly wanted to break, a silence which
was very tedious and unpleasant.
"J. hat iiismarck is engaged in a
great work," said L "When man
once puts Church against State his
finite intelligence can never predict
what the end will be.
"Who told you to come after me
said the Doctor, by way
I. COTJLD HARDLY SEE
what our baby had to do - with the
ecclesiastical commotion in Europe.
think that I judged correctly in
thinking that the Doctor did not
care to converse farther on that sub
"Dear mother sent me," said I,
"and I am afraid she regards the
case as a critical one."
"Humph!" said the Doctor. "How
long is that mother of yours going
to live in your family?"
This nettled me somewhat I did
not like "that" saying; "that moth
er" evidently implied sometning
more than was disclosed.
However, I said, "Of course, sir,
my dear mother ia welcome to a
place by my fire-side as long as she
sees: fit to occupy it She will
leave the moment she thinks we
wish her to do so. She has ofteu
said that whenever we become tired
her we have only to find her a
humble cot in some retired spot
"Had that baby been sick during
the dav?" said the Doctor, without
giving me a chance to finish my
TAafbaby! Still another offen
sive "that!" But I was patient, and
"No sir, Our own baby woke up
with the peculiar sticking out of the
stomach to which I was referred."
Fortunately at this point
WE REACHED MY DOOR STEP.
"Here we are." said I. with a
cheerfulness that was somewhat
forced. Those "thats" still burned
mv memorv: and then in a few
j j j .
moments competent medical opinion
tu ueiuuo wueuier our uwu
was as seriously sick as I had
As luck would have it, I had for
gotten my night key. I :
course, to ring the Den.
. then again, a"
n fW times. I did not pull
hard for fear of exciting or starting
ir own sick baby.
Suddenly the Doctor caught hold
in" r 77 , ;
though he was afraid somebody was
- tit it. . t
-i . v.niiiiir ana lerxea il as
going to run away wiin too uiuer
id oi too who.
Mnnn a window was ODened. and I
v. " X
heard dear mother's voice:
" Who is that?" savs she.
"It is me," says I."
"It is me, dear mother" says L
"Isthatjou, T. Adolphus?" said
"Yes, dear mother," says I.
''Where is your night "key?" says
"In my breeches pocket, dear
mother," says I. . n
"Would you like to be let in,
"Why, of course! dear mother,
snv8 the. . .
""There are two of you" says sne.
"Yes of courte," says I.
nivrt.- .u Iiii-t" aaVa snO.
no in vim v . , ,.
Wby, tbe pwtor, dear mother.
"Oh! I had forgotten," says she.
"Thank God, there is no present
need of his services."
You cannot think how my heart
thrilled with joy as dear mother
made this announcement
"Doctor," said I, grasping his
hand, our own dear baby is better!"
All he did was to pull away his
hand and make some reference to
the infernal regions and future pun
ishment I really think he was dis
appointed at not finding our own
dear baby in itB last gasp.
Just then the door opened, and '
THERE STOOD PHEEGIE
in her beautiful blue wrapper. She
always looked sweet in that wrap
per. I kissed her forehead and whis
kered our child!"
"Don't be a fool!" said she; "it is
too bad to have kept you on the
steps so long. And, Doctor I . am
sorry, real sorry, tharyou should
have been brought up here this
"But our child?" said L
"It's sleeping sweetly!" said she.
"And it's little stomach?" said I.
"Nonsense!" said she, "there has
been nothing she matter with its
"Ah, indeed, Iphigenia! said dear
mother, from the top of the stairs,
"perhaps my intense love for my
own child's offspring may have ex-
agerated the actualities of its abdom
inal ailments. Perhaps I am a bur
den here! If so, litus Adolphus,
vou have only to find me a bumble
cot in some retired spot, and there I
will pass my days
"Oh! good heavens! said rheegie.
Before dear mother had - finished
her sentence the Doctor had gone
oat and slammed the door with a
tremendous noise. Immediately I
heard him falling down the ice-covered
steps. I sprang to the door
and asked if he was hurt He pick
ed himself up and walked off with
out a reply.
1 be next day he sent in his bill,
That was curious, as I thought
for I had paid him in full only
eiebs months before.
Theegiesays that he, of course,
intends me to see that he no longer
wants my patronage.
Dear mother very truly says that
the issues of life and death are not
for man's will to determine."
I think that a very anDronriate re
mark. But somehow Pheegie don't
seem to think so.
But here I come back to my origi
W hy is it that doctors are so loath
to believe that baby's are sick.
W hy is it that they show so little
alacrity in flying to the infant cra
T. ADOLPHUS SMITH.
MARRIAGES IN HIGH LIFE.
MARRIAGE OF MISS NELLIE GRANT.
The East Room, the scene of the
wedding, was tastefully and elabor
ately decorated with plants, flowers
and evergreens. On the east side was
a platform raised about one foot from
the floor and covered with portions of
carpet, several years ago presented
to the Government by the Sultan of
Turkey. The platform was arched
with evergreens and: nowers, ana
from its centre hung a marriage bell
of large proportions, composed -of
choicest white flowers. Splendid new
chandeliers were lighted and hand
somely decorated. Never before has
the East Room presented so brilliant
a display of floral adornmeDts as on
the present occasion. Punctual to
the hour 11 a. m., of the 21st the
invited guests entered the East Room
and arranged themselves in full view
of the platform. The toilets of all
the ladies were of the richest descrip
tion and there was a profusion of
point lace, variously worn. The
scene was unusally brilliant, a
large display of flowers, with their
fragrance adding to the charm of the
occasion. The bridal party passing
through the Blue Room entered the
East Room. Their presence imme
diately hushed the company to si
lence. Their approach was announc
ed by music from the Marine Band.
First came Mr. Sartoris and Colonel
Frederick D. Grant, in full uniform,
the only groomsman, next the brides
maids, two by two. and the President
and Miss Grant, Mrs. Grant and her
two sons, Ulysses and Jessie. These
were followed by relatives of the
family. On reaching the platform,
the President transferred his daugh
ter to Mr. Sartoris, who, with the
bride, ascended the platform where
the officiating minister was in wait
ing to receive them. They took a
position under the floral wedding
belL The President and Col. Grant,
together with Miss Barnes of the
bridesmaids, were the only other per
sons in nearness to the bridal party
on the platform, Mrs. Grant and her
two boys standing in front and the
remaining seven bridesmaids on the
side of the structure. The bride
wore twhite satin dress elaborately
trimmed with point lace, tulla veil,
and her hair was adorned with or
ange blossoms. The dress of the
groom was in the latest etyle with
the conventional white necktie. The
bridesmaids were Misses Barnes, Fish,
Drexel, Dent, Porter, Conkling, Sher
man and Frelinghuysen. - They were
dressed in white corded silk, covered
with white illusion, with puffs and
1 eatings caught up with flowers,
heir sashes were of the Fame mate
rial as the dresses. Four of these
ladies were distinguished by pink
roses aud the other four by blue
flowers. All things being in readi
ness, the Rev. Dr. Tiffany proceeded
with the ceremony, according to the
form of the Church. Every one pre
served a marked silence and listened
attentively to every word, while
closely watching the manner and
countenances of the bridal pair. The
ceremony being over, the minister
was the first to kiss the bnde. she
immediately turned to her father who
embraced and kissed her. Then her
mother approached and kissed her
daughter, as did also the brothers of
the bride, and numerous relatives
and female friends. The new-made
husband then enjoyed his share of
hand-shaking and cordially express
The band played a wedding march
at the conclusion i tno ceremony.
1 Lss than two buur&l piroai wtsy
present, including Justices of the Su
preme Court members of the Cabi
net, Senators Frelinghuysen, Carpen
ter, Cameron, Conkling, Logan, Mor'
ton, Stewart and Boutwell; Vice
President Wilson, Speaker Blaine,
Gen. Sherman, Admiral Porter, Com
modore Ammer, Ueo. W. Chuds, A.
J. Drexel, Judge Pierpont, Gen. Ar
thur and Gens. Porter and Babcock,
Sir Edward and Lady Thornton, Mr.
and Mrs Smith, cousins of Miss
Grant, from Washington, Penn., Mrs.
and Miss Waldon, of New York;
Mr. and Mrs. Borie; Mr. Lucky,
priyate secretary of the President,
and C. CSniffen, asst private secre
relary. The officers of the navy and
army appeared in uniform. The per
sons above named were accompanied
by the ladies of their respective fam
ilies. After the congratulations were
over, the company, to the sound of
music, proceeded to the library in the
second story of the mansion, where
on a series of tables were displayed
elegant presents to the bride, the
names of the donors being attached
to all the articles. ' Among the most
costly gifts was a desert set of eighty
four silver pieces, by George W.
Childs, and a complete silver dinner
service, by A. J. Drexel, of Philadel
phia, the combined value of them be
ing probably $4,500. Secretary Fish
presented a large silver tankard;
Gen. and Mrs. Sharp, of New York, a
ring with a stone cameo set with dia
monds; Postmaster General Cress
well, a very handsome silver ice
cream service; ex-SenatO- Cattel, a
diamond ring with five stones; L. H.
Morton, of New York, in emerald
and diamond ring. These two rings
are probably wcrth $1,000 each. Sec
retary Robeson presented a toilet set,
the side pieces being of brass, elab
orately .finished, of the style of Lou
is XIV; Mr. Hart, of New York, the
largest size lace handkerchief such
as sell for $500; Gen. Babcock, an
elegant Valenciennes lace fan, with a
smoked seal frame, with a monogram
of the bride in gold. Mr. Sartoris
presented to his wife a large collecr
tion of flowers. The present of the
father of the bride is $10,000. A sil
ver card case and portmonnaie from
Denver, of native ore and manufac
tured in that city the workmanship
is very fine; a pair of monster ear
rings, both handsome and curious;
several superb point lace handker
chiefs; a flounce of Valenciennes
laee; two point lace fans; a Venetian
antique mirror with carved frame of
highly burnished brass, with a mono
gram at the top this is for a toilet
table; two antique candlesticks to
match, with a wax candle in each;
flowers are painted on the candles;
there were several handsome gold
necklaces and many lockets; a su
perb bracelet of wrought gold; an
innumerable number of silver punch
bowsl, ladles, salt cellars and spoons;
glove boxes of fine gilt and carved
wood. All the immediate members
of the President's family gave hand
some presents. . The presents were
arranged and classified by George A.
Barnford, of the house of Bailey fc
Co4 Philadelphia, who came hither
for;that especial purpose, and will be
sent to New York by express and
placed on board the vessel in which
Mr, and Mrs. sartoris have taken
passage for England.
A lady gives the following descrip
tion of the bride's trosseau: It ia
magnificent and almost beyond de
scription.: There are silks of every
hue and color. Each gas-light silk
dress is made with two waists oae
decollete, the other high. There are
shawls from India, laces direct from
the manufactory at Brussels, parasols
witk superb ivory handles, muslin
dresses with French worked flounces,
others with puffs and lace inserting.
There are gauzes, grenadines and
hats for every costume; slippers for
each evening d'-ess, and the lingrie
is sd fine and dainty that the sight of
it brings delight to every feminine
heart that . rejoices in delicate em
broidery, soft lace and fine needle
work. Nothing has been overlooked
or forgotten that could contribute to
the 'comfort and haptjinesa of this
highly favored girL
Tie company partook of a wed
ding breakfast, elegantly prepared.
The bill of fare was printed on white
satid, and stated that the breakfast
was I from the President ana .airs.
Grant in compliment to Mr. and
Mrs.1 Sartoris. Down the centre of
the table was a bed of flowers inter
spertd with small white and colored
flags. Upon these, at both ends of
the .table, were the words: "Success
to the President" On another, 'Sue
cess to the Supreme Court," and the
others, "Success to the Army and
Navy." Not one was dedicated to
the young couple who were this day
made one. All the bridesmaids were
resented with handsome boquets.
ittle boxes, lined with white silk.
containing the wedding cake, were
brought away by the guests.
lhe bnde and groom left wasn-
mgton in a special train for Piew
xork. Their ui;man palace coaen
was j handsomely decorated with
flowers and evergreens and Ameri
can fend British flags. They were
accompanied by Gen. Porter and
Messi-a. Childs and Drexel and their
famiMes. On Friday the President
and Mrs. Grant will go to New York
to take leave of their daughter on her
embarkation for England. The Me
tropolitan Church bells were rung
this afternoon in honor of the mar
riage and several appropriate pieces
were ilaved. .
Statesmen. A good deal is being
aaiil fend written just now about
statesmanship, and statesmen. The
New 1 ork Commercuu JLfvrtuer,
alluding to the subject says, "Every
freati statesman this country has pro
uced has made his way to a high
place1 through the manipulations of
ward politicians. rany amo
tions make and unmake statesmen.
Many great man has been left to
cool his heels and his ambition in
obscurity, simply by putting on airs
like tho Adams iamiiy, ana iancying
they belong to the elect Statesmen
aud politicians who pot on raffles,
very soou have the conceit taken out
of them." It is a pity this is so, for
while ward politicians occasionally
succeed in making statesnian, they
more freqnenty tt.ru out legislative
'jobbers, whose whole, aim is bent on
making the most nuney out of pffis
n nil n't in framinsl wise laws for the