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JAS. REED & SON, Publishers.
Independent in all tilings.
S2 in A.dvance.
Vol. XXV, No. 48.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1874.
Whole Number 1299.
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i. H. A K. W. SAVAGE dealers in choice
r.miiT aroeenes and Provision, also, pure Con
fectionery, aud the finest brands of Tobacco
a B. WELLS. Produce and Commission Mer
chant, for the purchase and sale of Western
erve Butter..i;iieese ana unea emus,
.tain street. Ashttbnla, Ohio.
(I A 8 LISLE T1LEK. Dealersin Kane
Staple Dry tiooaa, ramaly urocenes, ana i-roca-ory.
South Store, Clarendon Block, Ashtabula,
GILKKI Sc PERU V. Dealersin Dry Goods,
Groceries, Crockery and Glass-Ware, next
door -north or Fisk House, slain st. Ashtabula,
I. irff- vifTi.EHEn Je SO . Dealers In
. Groceries, Provisions. Flour, Feed, Foreign and
Domestic Fruits, Salt, Fish, Plaster, Water
" Lime, Seeds Ac., Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio.
uT. HEnHRID. Disaler In F'onr.Po-k. Hams,
' Lard, aud all kinds of Fish. Also, all kinds
Family Groceries, rruiis ana i,uuhswiuh.-'J'
Ale and Domestic Wines.
nncn nam r rie.. Deilers in
" ,.).A.,rrlnn nf B,il. shoes. Bats and Caps.
Vlso. on hand a .took of ohoice Family Grocer.
. H&in SLreeL. corutsr ui " - : . -
O. W. U ASKEL L, Corner Springand Main
... I v...k.,i. ihin ik-a era in Dry-Goods.
nJ.u.. nwwtw. ta . Ac. 10V5
nOBRISON 8NEDEKOB, Dealers In
- .7"., i.. i Knot, and Shoes, lists.
Caps. Hardware, Crockery. Books. Painls. Oils
a. liol Ashtabula O.
SABTIN NEWBERRY, Druggist and
Apothecary, andgeneral dealer in Drugs, Medi
Win.a and Lianors for medical purposes.
Fancy and Toilet Goods, Maine street, corner
tuiARLESE. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio,
Dealer ia Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, rer
fumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, Cof
rB Snieea. Flavoring Extracts. Patent Medi
cines of every description, Paints, Dyes, Var-
zusnes, Drusnes, rancyooapa, izair hcbwibimw,
Hair Oils, Ac, all of which will be sold at the
lowest prices. Prescriptions prepared with
suitable care. 1095
fiEoBGB WILLARD, Dealer in Dry-
Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes. Cro
ckery, Glass Ware. Also, wholesale and retail
dealer in Hardware, Saddlery, Nails, Iron, Steel,
Dru'S, Medicines, Paints, Oils, Dyestuffs, 4c,
Mnih St. AsbUbnta. 10U5
ASHTABULA IIOCSE,R. C. Warmington,
Prop. This House has just been thoroughly ren
ovated and refurnished. Livery and Omnibus
line connected with the House. 1801
AJTIERlCAlf HOUSE, T. N. Booth Propri
etor, bojlu slue ui me Li. a. at fa. n. buiiiuu.
This House has re ently been refitted and im-
provea, sua ouers pleasant, suo-tanusi sna con
venient saoominodsuons to persons stopping
over night, or for a meal, or for those from the
interior, wishing stable accommodation for
teams. The House is orderly, with prompt at
tention to guests, and good table and lodg
FISK HOUSE, Ashtabula, Ohio. A. Field.
Proprle or. An Omnibus running to and from
every train of cars. Also, a good livery-stable
kept in connection with thia house, to convey
psssengers to any point. 1351
KELLET, successor to O. W.
Nelson, Main Street, Ashtabula, O.
'" P. E. HALL. Dentist. Ashtabula. O.
Cji-OofSco Center street, between Main and
W. T. WALLACE, D. D. 8. Asbtabnla, O.is
prepared to attend to all operations in his pro
fession. He makes a speciality of "Oral Sur
gery" and savins- the natural teeth. Office
and residence on Sin) St., former residence of I
staj- nuooara, 1251
DICKINSON. Jeweler. Reoairine
of all kinds of Wathces, Clocks and Jewelry.
Store in Ashubnla House Block, Ashtabula, O.
JAMES K.8TEBBINS, Dealer in Watch
es, Clocks, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware,
ifcc. Repairing of all kinds done well, and all
orders promptly attended to. Main Street. Ash-
tapnia t'pio. 1251
I. S. ABBOTT. Dealer In Clocks, Watches
Jewelry, etc. Engraving, Mending and Re-
paumg done to order. Shop on Main street,
QonneaRt. Ohio. 838
(OHS -DUCRO," Manufacturer "of; and
Dealer InPurniture of the best descriptions,and
every variety. Also General Undertaker, an d
Manufacturer of Coffins to order. Main street,
North ot South Public Square, Ashtabula.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
W. II. HUBBARD, Attorney and Counsel
or at Law office over Newberry a Drn? Store.
Ashtabula, Ohio will practice in ali the courts
of the State, Collecting and Conveyancing
suae a specialty.
IHEBXIN HALL. Attorneys and Conn
seiors at Law, Ashtabula, O., will practice in
the courts or Asntaouia, Lake and Geaaga.
Labax 8. Sbibkax, Theodore Hau,
EDWARD H. FITCH, Attorney and Coun-
senorat Law, notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio
Special attention given to the Settlement of Es
tates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting. Al
to to all matters arising under the Bankrup
I. O. EISHEB, Justice of the Peace and
Agent tor the Hartford, Sun, & Franklin Fire
Insoranoe Companies. Office over J, P. Rob
ertson's Store. Main St. Ashtabula. O. Ill
CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, Ashubnla, Ohio. 11K15
CROSBY Sc WETHER WAX, dealers in
Stoves, Tin-Ware, Hollow-Ware, Shelf Hard
ware, Glass-Ware, Lamps and Lamp-Trimmings,
Petroleum, Ac., opposite tbe Fisk House,
Also, a full stock of Paints, oils. Varnishes,
Brushes, Ac. 1251
Q GORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer in Hard
ware, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tip Plate,
Sheet Iron, Copper and 21 no. and manufac
tnrer of Tin Sheet Iron and Copper Ware,
Fisk' Block Ashtabula, Ohio. 1095
DR. I". DEICH.TIAN, Physician & Surgeon,
having located himself in Ashtabula, respect
fully tenders his services to the citizens of Ash
tabula and vicinity. Dr. P. Deichmaa speaks the
German aid English languages floently. His
office and residence is in Smith's new block. Cen
tre street. jetl 291
DR. i. A. BRUSH, of Sheckleyvllle, Pa., a
pnTctitloner of some years in that place, has
' opend an office in Rock Creek, this county, for
the purpose of following his profession In medi
ates and surgery. Office In Brick Block that
formerly occupied by Dr. Mills. 1298
D. CASH, Fhyelolsn and Surgeon, office
?.TeT Haakell's store, oorper of Spring and
Main Sts., Ashtabula. Ohio. Office hours from
11 a., m. to 12 m. aud from 1 to 8, p. m. ltf
PR-Ot 5 MAR TIN, Homspathlc Physician
and Surgeon, respectfully asks a share of the
patronage 01 aantaouia and vicinity, office
over Newberry's Drug, btore,
rant ana v lue bib.
H. H. BARTLETf. M. D. Homtepsthlc
Physician and Surgeon, (successor to Dr
Moose,) office No. 1 Main street. Residence in
bbepard't building, first door south of office
OR. E. L. KING, Physician and Surgeon,
office over Hendry King's store, residence
aear St.Peter's Church. Ashtabula.. O still
(. C. CULLEY, Manufacturer or Lath,
Siding. Monldings, Cheese Boxes, &c. Planing,
Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the
shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo
site the Upper Park, Ashubnla. Ohio. 440
FRENCH WEIBLEN M nnfactcrers A
Deilers in all kiuds of Leather In demand in this
market opposite Phoenix Foundery, Ashubu
PDY Sp REEVE. Dealers in Granlteand
Marble MohuT&ntjL Grave Stones, Tablets, Man
tel vt&es. tt. Building stone. Flagging and
CCfblug cot to order. Yard on Center atreet
ISHTIBILA NATIONAL BANK,
Asbtabu's. Ohio. H- Fasett, Pres't. J.
- 8c. BLrrn,Chier. Authorized Capital, $200.
000. Cash Capital paid in $100,000. U. Fasem,
J. B. Vbmbt. C. E.Bboci. 11 J. Nettletok.
' B. Sauo. Wm. IIohphbet. B. O. Warner,
M. d. Hcbi, P. F. Good, Director. 1404
P. C. FOttD, Manutacinrer and Dealer in Sad
dles, Harness, Bridles, Collars. Trunks. Wnips,
&c opposite Fisk Honse, Ashtabula. Ohio. 1015
RIBS. E. C. RICKABD, Millinery Drcss-
BDSKinf. -A cnoice lot ol aiLiinery i?wub "u
the latest styles of Ladies and Children's Pat
terns. Shop and salesroom over Kjriph & Bnru
him's store. Main St.. Ashtabula. O. Iyl239
197 BUILDING LOTS FOB SALES
Dealer In Water Lime, btucco. I and Piaster,
Ken) Estate and Loan Agent. Ashtabula Depot.
1209. WILLIAM uuaruKi.1.
edgir HALL. Fire and Life Insurance and
Keal Estate Airent. Also. xoiary muiic anai on-
vevancer. Otnce over Bberman and Han s uw
O fflce, Ashubnla, Ohio.
u a V It KITEU NSTlTi'TE.at Austin
banth Asntaouia Co., unio. J. lucKemiau.
Principal. WluterTerm begins -lneiay.
Dec. 2d. Send for Catalogue. ""
w ?.. ' anruATTtt. Painter. Glazier, ana
P.uor Umiivip 411 wnrfc done wnu
jr. sir 3i.
IJLYTH, Agent for the Liverpool,
fc G obc liisiirauee Co. Cash assets over
T I , Mr I
SM LOW ToTajGold. In the V. S. $3.600.000. Stock-
holders slso personsllyli"ie.
BLAKESLEE MOOBE, Fhotofrrapuers
and dealer in riciure., oU(;......8.. w,
4c having a large supply of Mouldings of vari
ous descriptions.is prepared to frame anything
In the picture line, at shortnotice and in the
rle. oeconunooroi me uauswre. .uu
Aiutr noma Ol wm Maun tireei.
a - i
TINKER, & OKEGOB V Manufacturers of
Stoves, flows anu oiunrna. iuuow i.jn .uu
Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh
Shoes, etc. Phoenix Foundry. Asutsbuia. u. 1001
nriLTAK A- T ALBERT, manuractur rs
of aud dealers in all grades ol sagiuaw i,uraeur.
Lath, and Shingles; also, mouldings of a II Ixl e-
JT AMES REED Sc SON, Plain and Ornament
al Job Printers, ana general stationers, opeci
mens of Printing ana prices for the same sent
on application. Office corner Main and Spring
streets. Ashtabula. O. . lo
NOTARY PUBLICS, ETC.
kell'a Block. Main St.. AsntaDuia. i.
ED WARD O. PIERCE Dealers in Clothing,
Hats Cans, and Gents Furnishing Goods, Asnia-
GEO. W. W A I X E, Wholesale and Ke-
tail Dealers , n Keadv Made uiotning. rurnieu-
ine Goods Hats. Caps. it. Ashtabula 1251
W.TT. ROSS, House, Sign and Carriage paint
ing graining and paper hanging Shop on cen
tre street, near J. P. Robertson's store. All
work warranted. Ordeis left with Robertson
or Newberry will meet prompt attention. 126S
DR. ITIORRIS CROHN, Yeterinay Sur
ireon. will practice within forty miles ouenerson
Horses left at my own stable, will be well cared
for. Charges ressoname.
Jeflerson June 12th 1874. OTOtr
ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 16, 1874.
BUNti 1 NO SOUTH. I EUNNINQ SOBTH.
a 4 6
10 8 40
86 S 03
42 8 12
68 8 S3
04 8 84
14 8 45
17 8 48
29 8 58
43 4 13 ... .
62 4 23 .. .
67 4 28
14 4 43
26 4 56 a. at. ,
80 6 00 6 40
45 5 15 5 65
58 6 28 6 08 .
06 5 40 111
15 6 60 6 25
so 11 15 40 ;
at. P.X. A. M.
P. at. P. at.
1 85 8 35
I 1 27 8 26
1 24 8 23
1 11 8 10
1 05 8 03
12 55 7 62
12 45 7 41 ....
12 85 7 30
12 8i 7 27
12 22 7 16
12 W 7 02
12 01 6 64
11 56 6 48
11 62 6 42 ... .
11 42 6 80
11 81 6 18 p.
11 29 5 67 8 40
11 16 6 43 8 24
II 03 5 28 8 09
10 64 5 17 7 58
10 45 5 05 7 50
7 40 1 00 4 25
A. M. P. X. p. X.
Rome. . .
. . Bloomfield.
All trains daily, except Sunday.
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pass, a Ticket Agent.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
From and after Nov. 15, 1874, Passenger Trains
will run as follows :
at A at
00 6 55
06 7 00
10 7 05
26 x7 23
S I 7 30
60 7 47
58 7 64
10 8 06
26 8 24
31 8 28
85 18 33
47 8 45
65 8 55
12 9 10
17 8 16
. 9 9
8 9 69
son 10 22
Aoc. 10 81
05 10 45
81 11 00
40 11 10
Oil City East.
E Junction ....
No. 8 Ao.4 N0.8
P P at
10 40 7 45
10 18 7 98
10 00 7 10
A at p m I
a Oil City West
x Franklin. ...
a Polk ,
z Stoneboro ...
A A G W Cross..
Trains stop only on Signal. xTrains do not
otup. sitHcxiaiiBDHuuus, Cleveland Time.
The Way Freight trains stop at Jefferson' in
West, at 4.04 P.M.. and going East at 7 89
M. These trains carry passengers.
Passenger fare at the rate of 8 cents per mile -
way sutions counted in even half dimes.
Abstract of Tiem Table Adopted Nov. 16,
I"ilTfT f A V10 1
a,u,unu o oesi imwing-room
.uu oieepmg coaches, combining all
S,.eri'imp.,yem?nU' 'n through without
Detroit to New York.' makini "
nection with .11 line, of fSre?g 'iSd co.stw?e
steamers, and also with Bound Steamer. .5
lines for Boston and New Enaud cm
1 48 AM 10 04
12 26 PM1IO68
6 48 "
6 17 "
18 56 "
tl 08 " 111 48
t6 83 "
1 68 " IU87A.W
7 25 "
9 41 a at
8 SO pit
8 26 '
6 00 '
A 45 '
6 89 "
7 08 "
7 47 "
7 48 "
7 65 r n
5 00 AM
10 82 am
It 19 .,
11 28 at.
12 61 p
11 OOP at
7 40 A. at
6 00 P.M.
Bunflalo,,yt,Mn,d.,,'R;8 iM' trom
Sale at all the DrinciSi it?. .
Jin I) A..,.. 77" ' "races.
t iren, ras.
Agent, N. Y.
No. 8. No. 12 No a "
STATIONS. N.Y Atlantic Night
Express. ExpreBs Express.
Dunkirk L've. a 35 a M 1 05p.at
Salamanca " 6 87 " j 8 20 " """""
Clifton " 4 85 " YtW TwVei
Bridge.... - 4 45 " I 2 10 " 8 00 "
Niagara Falls.... " 4 60 - 9 16 " 8 05 "
Buuaio. " 5 25 " I860 " TsO"-
" 87 " 4 10 " 11 18
7 86 .( 6 22 12 21 ah
" t8 60 " SS6 1 S5 "
1 48 " 8 80 "
'& 00 " 4 00 Wtm
t65" in 7 87 "
1 .9 0" - -Avar
in fu .1 i".,
POR SALE. One of Man-in',
SP?'! ,lef.d lre-Proof Safes, and a Black w.i
AsiiUbuii, Jan. . I874.
. SUM. BLYTH
ENVELOPES ! ENVELOPES !
1USINESS men and printers gen
) erally are requested to call or send to us for
samples ol envelopes. W e have just received
An Extensive Assortment,
directly from the eastern manufacturers, and will
at prices never before known in Uiis county.
JAMES REED SON.
MENS' BUSINFSS SUITS.
MESS' DR3SS SUITS
TOUTH. BOY A CIULDRENS' SUITS,
Beady-made and made to order, at
GEO W. WAITK'S.
T 8Uer .take, pleasure i
anconncin? to tha ririiY)fi t,r a oittaKnia .nj
vicinity, that he has opened
THE BUILDING FORMERLY OCCUPIED
BY B. EHRLICH & CO,
3IgQ aSSOrtllieilt Of gOOdS,
such as are usually kept in a
The DeODle of Aahtahni. n. u I
are invltnl to ii j - """egener-
. Mu cuiume our goods.
W. J. RICHMOND.
White Lime, White Lime,
Always on hand at the
Ashtabula Lime Works,
ASHTABULA HARBOR, east side.
LIME shipped on short notice, eith
in Barrels or bulk, and
WARRANTED TO GIVE SATISFACTION
to Quality and Measure.
fW Price always at the Bottom of the Market.
ouuoera and . m. nan m - , . . . 1
, ; . , . win una 11 10
- -Kauutge 10 can on ns before purchasing.
ASHTABULA LIME CO.
September 9th, 1874.
GERMAN & FRENCH WORSTED.
AMERICAN & ENGLISH CLOTHS,
KINDS OF CAS8IMERE8,
BEST OF TAILORS' TRIMMINGS,
GEO. W. WAITE'S
'THERE will be Teachers' Exami-
tlons at the following ttm ,.i .
Jefferson, Dec. 14, '
hoce creek, at the Teachers' Institute.
order of th.e Board of Examiners.
jH. MEANS. Clerk of Board.
you desire to purchase Buildine
well locstcd. and on reasonable terms orff
jonnaveany Real EsUte to sell, call nnon Ed,
Real rfsute Agent, fiaskeli's Bloct Ashu
bala.Ohlo. Land Surveying and Platting done promptly on
Ashtrbnla, May 81st, 1874.
XSU SUPERIOR STREET,
PARGO & BROTHER are now
running TWO Milk Wagons, snd supplying
customers wtth the "uupiying
PUREST AND BEST MIIK,
best possible condition, and from a herd of un
surpassed excellence. Their extra facilities en.
them to make their rounds with despatch and
dis or patrona seasonshly aud with
regularity. Those in want of dally snnnl
be attended to on notice given to Luclen Far
u. u.117 route.
FARGO & BRO
AshUbula, April SOlh, 1874.
THE ATTENTION of Dairymen
-L is asked to a New and Improrcd method
Me&ra. Bort & Bryant, of Franklin Co., New
i uia iuc uiiruuucea a
Milk Pan 'and Cooler.
that cannot, we think, fail to meet with the
hearty approval of butter makers who will take
the trouble to investigate or trv it. Thp Puna are
on exhibition, and the maner of their use will be
iuny explained oy ine agents at Orwell. Ashtabu
la Co. O. An examination and trial is asked,
which will cost nothing, and every corroborative
testimony to their merits from those who have
nsed them, will be rarnlshcd ; among them we
may mention P. A. Moses, ol Morgan Ahthnl
Co.. O.. who has a set now in use; Yale Rice, of
Orwell, also has a set now in use. and will cheer
fully show and explain the working of them, to
any one cleaning to iook into the matter.
Orwell, Oct. 25, 1874.
t3ryOrders for the Pans shonld be hanAml In
during the fall, in order that they may be in read-
uieva lur ppriu urc. IzM5tl
Corner Drug Store
ROCK CREEK, OHIO.
ii. rjAllJirun, liavinsr Suc
ceeded to the business of Brettell , Ijitt.
mer, has stocked up the establishment and put-
II iu uie ueat iuuuiua wiuci. 111a block Ol
is no to the demand of the locality, mi. tint enr
passed in theplce. Prefer, prions a ppecialty, and
pUi U Lf WlbU liuuilfiutoa asuu c.
are choice, and the trade snfticientlv active to keep
the stock fresh and the range of prices even wilh
the market low tnoogn mat may be. in
oor shelves are supplied with evei t variety of finer
aua oeiier Kinasoi gooae in an meir variety, and
the heavier articles are in stock such as to
meet the demands of the country trade. Besides
these c'asses of goods, our customers will find a
good stocK or
BOOTS & SHOES,
of the best manufacture.
Paints & Oils,
and a constant supply of
SASH, DOORS, &e..
all of which are sold at a narrow margin of orofit
and with due regard to good faith and fairness in
O. B. LATIMER,
Brick Corner Store.
Morgan, Oct. 14, 1974. 1293
The best base burning stove!
This stove has given
wherever it has been used, and the laree number
Bold in Ashtabula daring the Fall and Winter of
1 a, near ample testimony 01 Its popularity.
n 19 nPPHed with the celebrated Mill or
MORNING GLORY i;RATE,
favorably known in fact nlmoet universally
conceded to be the
for hard coal ever inyentecd.
ALL THE DIFFERENT STYLES AND SIZES
are'eonstantly on hand, and rs ' - -ing
at the stc
Centre St., Ashtabula, O.
ILLIAMSON & WTROUS
respectfully ar sounce to the citizens of Ashubnla
surrounding country that they are prepared at
times to ma&e to orncr
ALL KINDS OF HARNESS,
keep constantly on hand a good assortment
Kwua 111 tueir line, iu mane 01 tne
put together in the BEST STYLE of workman
ship. Those wishing anything in our line will do
to give ns a call. We think that we can sat
efy in style and price. Hoping by strict atten
to ousinessanu tair nonest dealing with all.
mutuv ui our oaironaire. we remain
. a. WILLIAKSOir,
W. E. Watboub.
Great Bankrupt Sale!
The entire stock of
amonntin to over
Formerly owned by
G. V. DE TOEEST.
To be sold to meet the claims of Creditors.
TUESDAY, OCT. 30.
should call early to avoid the rash. 8t9 :
NEW GROCERY !
THE Citizens of Ashtabula will
take due notice, tbat thn snhserlhor h. num.
NEW Grocery Store in Urnce's Block, adjoin
ing L'Hotnmcdien's Clothing Store, where they
uuiaiu meir r amity supplies or the choicest
Groceries, Provisions, Fruits
The Stock is New and Frnah thrnnchont. and
embraces the BEST the market affords, and as the 1
present is a favorable time for buying, on account
me iuw range 01 rrices, the goods win ne 01
erred at correspondingly low rates. On
Teas. Coffees & Sugars
cannot be beaten In price or quality. In
will keep the best brands In market, and no
housekeeper will be disappointed with inferior
A supply 01
FRESH ORANGES, LEMONS, & RAISINS
hardly equaled In town.
a worn, nvm ..tint. ... . - . 1 1 . .
,, gUiniea urocery, will be found here
of business relations K P
1. ... .
of conferring nin-
Ashtabula, April 80th 1874.
JAMES B. TOMflES
Residence for Sale.
HE late residenco of the Key. J.
Gillette, on Lake street, will be .old very
I H. H. HALL. Li
H. h. hall.
Boot fc Shoes. I
THE OLD HOME.
BY WILL WALLACE HARNEY.
An out-door qniet held the earth
Beneath the winter moon.
The cricket chimed in cozv mirth.
And the kettle crooned, upon the hearth,
Ajswett, 01a lastuoned tune.
. The old clock ticked a drowsy race,
With the clicking of the cricket,
And red coals in the chimney-place
Peeped out. with many a rosy lace.
Like berries in a Uucket.
rhe crane's arm empty, stuck out stiff.
And tinware on the shelves
Twinkled and winked at eveiy glilT
In thefiickering fire-light, as it
They whiepered to themselves.
The good dnme, in her ruffied cap.
Counted her stitches slowly.
And the old man. with full many a gap,
Bead from the Big Book on his lap.
The good words, wise and holy.
The old clock ticked ; the old man read,
Uis deep voice pausing, lowering;
The good wife nodded, dropped her head
The lids of both were heavy as lead
They were sound asleep and snoring.
Oh, hale old couple ! sweet each dream,
While all the milk-pans tilting
Puss paints her whiktrrs in the cream.
Till John and the belated team
Bring Maggie from the quilting.
May Time, I pray, when failing years
Make thin my voice aud th rap pie.
Find mv last days of life like theirs.
As sweet with children's love and prayers.
And like a winter apple.
Scribner's for December.
MEMORIES OF THE HEART.
We may shred the moss-veil from the rose.
The blossom from the spray.
The bloom that pearls the luscious grape
A touch will brush a way.
The vine may loosen from the tree
Which once it clung to fast :
"But the heart will keep its memories
Till rie it sell be past.
The gold must die from the sunset skies.
The purple from far hills ;
Tbe Inam-flowere fade from opal waves;
Drouirht bosh the babbling rills.
The earth grow cold and passionless
'NeathWinter's bitter blast ;
But the heart will keep its memories
Till life itself be past.
The flush will fade from cbeek and brow.
The sweet smile wane and die ;
The freshness leave the coral lip,
Tears dim the brightest eye.
Youth, beauty, hopennd happinccs.
And love, may die at last ;
But the heart will keep its memories
Till lift it;lf be past.
Of such the kingdom ! Teach thou us,
O Master most divine.
To feel the deep signillcance
Of these wise words of Thine!
The haughty eye shall seek in vain
What innocence beholds:
Jfo ennning finds the key of heaven.
No strenstli its gate nnToIds.
Alone to gullelessness and love
That gate shall open fall :
The mind of pride is nothiugness
The childlike heart is all.
J. G. Whittier.
A PERFECT CURE.
L. C. PRINDLE.
''Il's no use talkin' ihere ! Between
em unlli lliey re nlatj in mv lite out o
me. A perltct Mllv auti Uliarj'-bodice,
aud 1 m kept lioulnn , 111 spent from
one 10 l other all Hie lime. Wiiy don't
you say somi lliin', David ?" And Aunt
Hepsey squared licrseil -around. Lands
on licr liii)?, nnd glared fiercelv at him.
Lncle Dityid sum nollmii;. Pel haps be
did not understand exactly wlio or wnat
"billy (Juary-oodice miirut be, and
wisely concluded to steer clear of shoals.
Tbe irate old lady continued
'There 8 Johii lirummer, too, settni
(here all day by the fire, . doin' nothin'
lint pore over a hlile inisiut ol a doctor
in' book 'home palhi-e' he calls it and
takes spi cks ot pills not bigger n
pin bead ; just as it tiiey could do any
body any good !" and the old lady glared
up into the air as it tlicre was a man up
there and she expected him to controvert
tins covet condemnation, and was pn-par
ed to kuock him out of time immediate
ly if he did. Finding that no answer
made its appearance, however, she look
cd down upon the placid Uncle David
aud continued :
1 ou neeuen t tell me, IJavid : s posen
lieu your old friend's son, an' is rich.
an' pays well Tor his board, that ain't no
reason why he should sit down and
make up 1ns mind he s got a cancer on
his liver, an' i;tom-hiU- iu Ins slomach
and I don't know what ailiti' liiin bes
ides. Tniu't nothin' the matter wilh
him but imagination, I believe, and it' he
v.as told of it 'twould do him more uood
than all his home-nathee, 1 know, lie s
just as well as I am. Dispepsia 1 umph ;
what business has a strong young teller
like him got to have narves, anyway?
An' then lie won't take anything to do
any good. I fixed him up a nice mess of
bom set lea, an he won t take it, but he
swallowed au exlra dose of little pills
inste'd." And being now pretty well out
breatu. Aunt ilepsey rested her case
and Dxed ber eyes upon the clouds, as
though giving her opponent in the air
one more chance to come lo time. Unci
David, taking advantage of the pause, put
his bend and said
Now, Hepsey, don't be so hard on the
young mnii. X guess lie s sick, and we
ought to have some chanty" (Dear old
Uncle David: iust as if he did not
have charily for everybody) "than
we do. You know he ain't got no moth
tr, nor father, nor any friend, anywav
leastwise," the old gentleman added,
thoughtfully as he rubbed tbe end ot his
nose a trick he had "leastwise, not
that will do him any good ; plenty ot
them wild fellows he knows too many
em lor bis own good.
"What is this man talkin about? iu
terrupted Aunt Hepsey, apparently much
incensed at iter iaiiure to extract a reply
Irom the clouds: It g more n two years
since he 8 been with any of them wild
oat chaps, an' its' my opinion that if hs
had kept away Irom them m the first
place he'd been tough uow, instead of
having to take so many of them little pills
brace him up. Umph ; the idee of
them things bracin anybody up !"
ay 1110 glances she cast heavenward it
was evident the good lady was firmly
persuaded this would fetch the answer
she expected if anything would, and, fig
urativeiy sneaking, she prepared to leave
not alee to stand on. cncie ua-
vid rubbed his noes slowly aud said noth
'There s Kate, too wnen we took ner
an' adopted her, an' made as much of
her as if she was our own dead baby
come 10 life" a tear here glistened in the
old lady's eye-"we expected she wouldn't
make us no trouble nor nothin. .Now
look at her, I say, coming home from
church only lust night and that Tom
Joues with her ; he wearin' a mousttcbe.
too, and his 1 ltlier a deacon in tbe
church. This last seemed particularly
dreadful t't Aunt Hi psey. Uncle David
canity smoked bis pipe, and rubbed his
nose, and somehow didu t seem at all hor
There, there, Hepsey don't "
"That's just like vou. Uncle David
Cummins; you wouldn't fret if the earth
should cave in. Next you kuow that gal
will be a getting married : gals are so
foolish now-n-days they don't know what
they want nor what s good for them
u'Rnut ttin Biimp ia ilinv used to be.
Hepsey ; jist about the same, for what I
Better let 'era alone. "' )' n11
come out Blraiirht. I guess ;" and Uncle
David went off to tho barn to wo. to
things while Aunt Hepsey wt nt into the
Iioubo, first looking curciuiiy
if that answer was in
where. , . . ,
She wns fr 'r()J 1 ,ul,"S T . . .,
rmmrfirmiiiu 1,9 L'nclu vavui uoout ootu
John am! Kali'- 1.1'0 ,oralL'r worried her
with eii"MM "l ' " j'
c to have, and endless new medicines
wns Just taking to cure them ; homoa
pathic medicines loo, which she couldn't
any sense or use 111. 1 be latter troub
led her lar more iu the tear of her get
ting married, and especially to that "Tom
Jones with a moustache. Aunt llep
gey wanted her to stuy with them al
ways, oral uuy rule until same one
came alone good enough lor her : aud as
man was ever made who could come up I
ber rigid standard, that and stavinir
always meant the same thing. Kate waa
very pretty, and, of course. Lad many ad-1
m:r rs, which kept ihe goodold lady in
a perp. tual fever of false alarms.
Just as Aunt Hepsey sat down to ber
sewing j Dim came in ; abandsome fellow
ie wns, 100, or would have been ir he
wi te noi wrapped and muffled to the
mi ueree tor a warm autumn day
iic wined bimselt by the fire with a
vyuais me matter?" rather sharply
nru rnuii nepsey, WUO, although th
Kinuisi woman in 111c world at heart, had
a way of speaking that made her Stem
"I'm afraid Tin going to have
phoid," solemnly replied the invalid.
"VYlial makes you think 80?"
"I felt cold chills run up my back just
now, and Hi a s Oje of the symptoms,
"One of ihe fiddlesiicks ?" snorted the
old lad v. "I have them any time."
"I'm alraid I've got it," was the lugu
liriniiB replv. "My heart disease is worse
lo day, too ; it thumped quite hard as I
came up the hill. Just baud me that bot
tie of pills."
1 ne puis were banded Willi an impa
tientjerk, and the sewirg resumed. Af
ter a pause the sick man went on :
1 m quite connuenl my cancer is
growing rapidly; I have had five (lis
linct pains in my liver this afternoon
and three this morning an increase ot
10, you see and lliere is no doubt mv
stomach is diseased past all help. I have
had no appetite all day (only tight buck
wheat cakes that morning) ; probably
inflaiiiNtiou is about to set in. Pass the
bonle of aconite, I am a little feverish."
The aconite went across with a sniff.
"I don't know but what I shall have
tliclockjaw ; they have felt very strange
"Don't you think we bad better have a
lillle brer Aly neuralgia has been threat
eniug ail the morning."
Aunt tlepsev said nothing as she put
on more wood, but from the way she
looked at tbe chimney it was evident she
thought the answer might come down it,
During this conversation, which was 1
sample of what took place every day,
Kate bad come up and seated herself in
the back door which Aunt Hepsey
would have opened in pleasant weather,
neuralgia or no neuralgia. While listen
she bad been thinking. John Brum
mer or cousin John, as she always called
him was a handsome fellow, and out
side of bis ninny diseases, a tiptop good
fellow ; and saucy Kate thought more of
him than she wished to think ol one
such a deplorable condition. Hence
she resolved that as she could not be cured
John must. She bad always been a kind
nurse to bim humoring all his whims and
crotchets, and taking the best of care of
I am sure, mother," she always
Aunt Hepsey mother "tbat cous
John looks very badly, and ought to
medical attendance at once ; but as
doctor is not near enough to be of any
service, we must do onr best to save him,
and she felt his pulse with ber yery
little finger, and purged up ber lips and
looked very wise indeed.
John began to look around at this cor
roboration of his own gloomy fears.
He must have a dose ot composition
once, a bottle of bot water put to his
feet, and of course must go to bed imme
diately." Johu would have demurred to this
part of tbe arrangement, but she did not
give him time.
"Fyphoidis very plenty around just
now and no doubt be is going to nave an
attack ; nearly every case fatal, too," she
added musingly to herself.
John was now in a cold perspiration
anxiety at the way she treated the mat
I I you never you don't really
thiuk so do you ? I I think I am feeling
better, stammered be ; but Kale extin
guished him at once.
.Nonsense, you are worse ; mucn
worse ; and as he really grew pale, sne
said, as though thinking aloud, "Proba
won I be delirious .or some hours
;" which bad the effect of using bim
For three days she kept mm a close
prioner in bed, curtains close drawn, iu
structing Aunt Hepsey, who attended him
keep a plenty of warm blankets piled
around him, and make him drink plenty
bot tea and such things ; which things
combined with his nervous fears, kept
in a continual state of perspiration,
were, taken on the whole, considera
bly worse to endure than the fever would
have been. During that time she invited
some of ber young friends and made
house ring with fun, all of which
made the sick room doubly tedious. Then
allowed him to come down stairs
very pale and weak and "bleachy.
"tlow do you leel to-uay, cousin 1
asked Kate, looking Iresh and rosy her-
as could be.
I feel very weak ; the room has been
close and warm,' which was very true
Aunt Hepsey having metaphorical
speaking, given good measure say
noluing. nut loosing as mougu,
question had Deec somehow answer
Don't vou think a little turn outside
the air would do me good ?"
Mercy 1 no. - VV hat an idea r and Kate
looked horrified. "Sit down here by tho
instantly and be covered up f" and
three large warm shawls were wrapped
piled atound him that warm autuma
The beat and something she said,
a low tone to ber mother about
"Poor fellow, I am afraid the cancer is
growing again, and bow lucky it is that
lather bought the cemetery lot so soon.
ii.ade bim the source of a vast number
little rivers of perspiration immdedt
ately. i or three weeks ii.aie wouiu uui m-
poor John to venture near an open
window or look out of the door, but con
tinued the first treatment, and then she
declared the fever vanquished. But as
had discovered about five hundred
diseases fastened upon bim, be did.
find much relief in victory. In fact,
being sick under bis own treatment aad
under hers were two different things.
Every day she prescribed some bitter
disagreeable dose to'cure a new mal
ady she had perceiyed coming on. His
pleasant walks were all done away with,
he being too weak and ill, she said.
venture out. All of which afforded
old lady unbounded satisfaction and
Oue day Kale came in, ana seating-
herself beside John, who sat all alone iu
room, said :
(Jousiu John, of course you are my
friend, and will advise me lor the best.
I want good advice just now. I I
John nf siting married. Though
looked hlushingly in the nre as uo
SDoke. she observed him very narrowly
nf H10 corner 01 uer tic.
"Wlintl" shouled ine luvauu. Binning.
and looking, in uis ueavy wraiipiugs,
a clumsy pattern of a mummy
nil dear me. cousin, you must not get
excited. liciliciiiucr yuui ucnu uisenae,
bef " aud Kate pushed him into hda
as she spoke.
He groaned and sat down again.
Are vou 'sure you are cami again, I
asked ; 'because if not, I must not go
Yes yes," replied the invalid ; "quite
ua on, go on.
But though it was quite evident be
not "quite to, she coutluued :
'Vou see, cousin, I've had an offer
I tbiuk I may say a good offer a
good oue, indeed." Here John
winced, but she went on ; I don t know
I may be considered rather young to
just now don't you think your
John, I am rather young ?"
"Much too young out ot theauestiou
entirely," gasped the lick man, who was
evidently suffering irom au attack of that
neuralgia, or Bomcthiug, lor his brows
contracted and his teelb set very
knew you would think o, and 1
"What I" roared the feeble sutferer in
tone that liidicaieu, wnatever eise
be the matter with him, bis lungs
all right. "What 1" Tom Jones
I'll strangle him immediately. Tom
indeed!" and the shawls flew I
across the room asif there was a shower of
that article in full blast, while the lately
uuhappy wearer snorted derision at the
idea ot "that fellow."
"Oh, dear ! oh, de tr ! what shall I do
with him ? Please cousin John, do think
ot your heart disease. Here, take some
aconite ; you are feverish," and she pass
ed the vial towards him.
"Pills be hanged, and heart disease
too!" jerked out the excited young man,
striding up and down the room like a
madman." "Do you suppose I am go
ing to stand by and see you throwing
yonrselt away on such a fellow as thai?"
"I'm sure I don't see why you should
care anylliiug ubotit it," said Kate de
murely, still looking ' into the fire and
nervously moving the botile of aconite.
"But I do care a great deal about it "
said John, griuding his teeth, and stamp
ing up and down utterly oblivious of his
cancer nnd stomach, and everything in
fact but Tom Jones and the girl before
"Kate, I want you myself."
"Why John, what an idea 1" But the
idea seemed to please her, notwithstand
ing. "How can you think of such things
in your feeble health, when you are so
near the tomb, as you told me only yes
terday?" "Tombs be well hanged again," quoth
the irate John. "I've changed my mind
about that I guess I have not got a can
cer after all." And he could not help
looking a little sheepish as he made the
coufession. "If you'H only love me Kate,
and leave the detestable Jones, I'm quite
positive I shall be all right again. Will
you, Katie ?" . -
I don't know whether it was bis plead
ing voice, or because his arms around
ber made ber feel I'aiat and took her will
away, or whether she feared the excite
ment, if she said "no," might briog on
the heart disease ; certain it is she did
not say it, but leaned right down ou his
shoulder, and be kissed her right on the
mouth, and got caught at it, too, by Aunt
Hepsey, who was just comiug in.
"Mercy me !" ejaculated the horrified
female, clasping her hands and looking
hard at the ceiling for an explanation ot
this extraordinary proceeding. "Mercy
A statemeut of the case before them
both at once soothed the good old lady's
outraged feelings and made ber quite
contented with the state of affairs ; as she
afterwards observed to Uncle David
John Brummer ain't good enuff tor our
Kale but lies enuti site better n that loin
Jones with a moustache and " she ad
ded, "his father is a deacon of the church
Uncle David found a lot of broken
glass and pills strewing the ground out
behind the barn next day, but rubbed
his nose and said nothing : and from the
day of his engagement John was as well
as anybody. Kate's treatment doubtless
cured him. It turned out that Tom Joues
wasen t m love with ber at all, out was
ust as full of fun, and ready to belp her
in any plan she concocted.
"Wheres your 'Silly Ubary-bolice
now ?" asked Uncle David the day of the
wedding; but Aunt Hepsey was looking
in the air just then for that answer that
somehow never came and did not reply.
JOTTINGS BY THE WAY.
serves me right, I
my former letter, brought you on in my
route to Vergennes, Vt., of which I made
Wednesday morning I left for Middle-
bury, Vt, 13 miles south, on C. Yt R. B-,
situated on Otter Creek, and Is a place of
considerable manufacturing. A portion
of the town on tbe bluff is quite pretty.
On tbe west side of tbe town, at a good
elevation, stands Middlebury College.
There are three good sized stone build
ings standing in tbe centre of a bnge
campus," which is, in front, abundantly
provided with shrubbery and forest trees.
But the grounds are in all respects, sadly
neglected. This, however, is only a nat
ural sequence of the attempt to keep up
many poorly endowed colleges poor
starvlings, struggling for existence ; and
the Professors if good men are secured
must make up their minds to deny them
selves much. In short, thia is a sickly,
one-horse affair graduating from twelve
to eighteen annually. The sooner all such
institutions are closed up or consolidated
with some other, the better for tbe coun
try, and especially for the students and
Professors of them. Far better, a few
first-class colleges than scores like this
may it see.' better days.
Seventeen miles southward, is tbe ex
ceedingly beautiful town of Brandon. In
one sense, it is peculiarly laid out re
minding one of Boston one a small scale.
Many of the streets radiate from the bus
iness centre like spokes from the hub;
they are wide and almost arched over by
wide-spreading branches of the maple and
elm. As a whole, the residences are
tasteful, and the grounds abound in
choice flowers and shrubbery.
Here, as at Middlebury, they have pro
vided very large and fine public school!
buildings. Everywhere I go I am led
to pity poor, "benighted Ashtabula," in
this one particular. May she soon have a
better builelag than any I have seen "so
mote it be!
Brandon is also on Oner Creek, and
has much manufacturing chief of these
the "Home Scale Works," which I vis
ited for an hour, and saw the whole pro
cess of manufacture. I was especially in
terested in the putting together and final
adjustment of all tho various parts-a '
work requiring great skill and patience,
and much time. It was a most profitable
hour ts me.
Sixteen miles south is Rutland, the sec
ond city, I believe, in the State in popu
lation. It is.a great railroad center, and
consequently a town of large trade and
business facilities, Tbe old town was
built on the'hill and ;it business parts ap
pear rather dilapidated .wiita compared
with the new business portion, iniich is
built at tlie foot of the terrace, anu X&V
near the railroads. There are many very
fine blocks of stores, and good hotels. The
S. Court Honse and Post Office is a
very fine structure, of sandstone, aud fire
proof. It stands on the hill, far away
from the business centre, and to ono not
acquaiuted with tho fact, that moat of the
population live on the bill, it would see in
indeed strange. Its locatioulwas a matter
long and bitter contention business
men wishing it nearer their stores.
On this terrace, are most of the bcantl-
residences of the city. . Just west o1
Post Office, stands the Cong'l church,
very large one, with a spire 200 ft. As
waathe day for tho couveuiug of the
fifteen hundred delegates to the A. a.
M. meeting, which was to commence
session in the afternoon, I fouud the
building open nnd stepping lu, found a
beautifully frescoed Interior, a large
richly cased or jan, aud the whole
most elaborately decoiatcd with rare
flowers and festooned with eyergreens.
and interwoveu with vari colored
autumn leaves. I regretted I could not
present at the opening service in the
evening. It was a gaiuenng 01 1110 most
noted men in mission work, from every
of the country, presided over by that
venerable and scholarly of New En
gland divines peerless in his intellectual
power Mark Hopkins a man also more
closely connected with missions and their,
progress from their inception, than per
haps any other in the nation.
Leaving Rutland by the Harlem Ex
tension Division, with a brief stop at Wal
liogford, 90 miles southwest, my next
point was Manchester 30 miles from
Rutland. - This road was throngh a very
narrow and rich valley, . between two
spurs of the Green Monntains, and the.
sceuery is grand and beautiful. On either
baud, are the high, thickly wooded moun
tain peaks, and at their base lovely lake
lets, in whose clear, placid waters are
mirrored the autumn-tinted foliage of the
forests on these mountain slopes ; and aa
we were whirled rapidly by, those highest
up and most distant, seemed in rapid mo
tion, and in opposite direction to those on
the banks of the lake, making a moit per
fect moving panorama or kaleidoscope
some receding and others appearing far
surpassing "Whipple's Dissolving Views."
It was a thing of beauty, but "not a joy
Manchester is surrounded by high
mountains chief of them is Mt. Equinox,
on the west, which is over 3,000 ft high.
On this stands an observatory 80 ft. high.
Government officers of the Topograpicai
Corps were making surveys and observ ac
tions from three of the most prominent
peaks, occupying a triangle. As the
scenery is so beautiful, thU a great place
of summer resort, and the large hotel
which,, by the way , is said to rival in all
its appointment those at Saratoga is un
able to accommodate the tourists. But
they find their way into many 01 the qui
et homes in the village or surrounding
country. The village is oyer a half mile
long, and tbe sidewalks are wholly of
white marble, which is as common here
as the granite or rock, in other portlons'of
New England. Iu fact,' the whole valley'
is .filled with marble shops, which usually"
are beside the" "railroad rendering" the
shipping of the manufactured article yery
easy. All along the mountain sides may
be seen the quarries trom which the rough, -material
is transported by trucks or horse
railroads to ihe works, which are usually
run by steam; some are of great capacity.
The marble business of Vermont is cer
tainly one of greaC importance employ
ing considerable eapital, and is said to bo
a very lucrative business. "
Arlington, nine miles soCth, Is small,
but has some important manufactories
chief of them is the Car Factory. I here
saw car trucks constructed upon a differ
ent plan from those generally used a
new patent Instead of having the axle
securely fastened into tbe wheels, the
wheels were loose upon the axle. The
invention claims a decided advantage
oyer the other, method, when tbe train
makes a carve, as tbe one on the outer
circle can make more revolutions than.
the other on the inside ; whereas, in the
old method, one must necessarily slide
BomeTThat. . Here also, is a Shoe Peg Fac-
ory, turning out 75 barrels when green
'per day. These are put into large rollers.
which revolve slowly, and are heated by
steam. Brimstone is put in them pow
dered to bleach tbe pegs. The material
is the white birch. The machinery is pe
culiar and about as noisy as power-looms.
but move with a rapidity of motion that is
truly wonderful. The factory employs
sixty men and girls when in full opera
Bennington,Vt., Oct. 23. 1874.
A Wild Dance.
An Alabama letter to the N. Y. Timet.
in giving an account of a Negro political
meeting at &nowoon,sketcnes the tollow
ing scene : "The men who came from a
distance rode on mules and horses. They
were clad in every variety of costume. A
few were comfortably clothed, but by far
the greater number appeared in an ingeniously-contrived
garment of rags, which
was neither coat vest, nor trousers, but a
combination of the three. Many of them
vprs covered with freshly Picked cotton .
but some were without shoes, others with
no covering for their heads, and a few ap
peared in nothing bnt a torn flannel shirt
and ragged calico pants. The women, ou
the other hand, were all well, and even :
expensively dressed. Some of the young
er misses were coqnettishly attired in
smart woolen gowns, made in what seem
ed to me to be the latest fashion, and one
or two very select young persona, who
stood at a distance from the rest, wore
silk waists. They evidently found no fa
vor in the eyes of the other women, who '
frequently gave vent to their outraged
feelings by calling them 'stack up nig
gers,' and intimating that 'they never
cummed to dem clothes by no good way.'
. When some 200 of the plantation bauds -had
assembled, and night bad fallen, a
large wagon, containing a band of black;
musicians a number of negro politicians
trom Montgomery, drove up. The horses
were taken out and the wagon drawn up
under a beautiful live-oak tree iu front of .
the blacksmith shop. The men and wo- '
men gathered around the wagon, and I
soon found that it was to serve as a speak- .
er's stand. While these preparations were
going on the b:.nd played a lively tune,
in excellent time, and the young men and
girls commenced to jump up and down,
first on one toot and then on tbe other. It
was remarkable, however, that they did
not dance together. Around one group
of lour young mulatto girls a large crowd
congregated and witnessed their move
ments with evident satisfaction. They did
no! attempt to go through with anything
which resembled the figure of a quadri.le, .
but holding each ether by the hands.
jnmped up and down in time to the mu
sic, occasionally swaying raceinuy irora
side to side. All around, the reo kept
time with their hands and feet and aa M& ,.
tempo of music became quicker and more
exciting, exclaimed at interyals,'Dem's da
gals for danciuV 'Ain't dey some ? Oh
no. 'Slap dat heel more behind. Sue.'
'Raise de dust, honeys.' The music be- .
quicker and quicker, and taster and
faster danced the girls. 1 hey jumped
from aie to side,' and changed places '
from .right i3 left, always keeping exact
time wilh .their tt Then, as the inui:C
again quickened, thvy broke into a wild
song, the refrain of whL;h was taken op
by the crowd. The dance became madder
as tbe chorus commenced. Tbe dark eyea
of Ihe girls flashed in the darkness. Their
white teeth were seeo gleaming behind
red, moist Hps, and with quick, gasping
breath, lUey went on wilh lilt) aoog,
dancing with almost superhuman rapidi- '
ty, and goaded on to fresh exertions by
frantic cries of the excited negroes, they
never paused in their wild performance
until the music ceased."
An erring husband, who had exhausted
explanations for late hours, and had
apology ready, recently slipped into
the house about one o'clock, very soft
ly, deuuded himself gently and began
rockiug the cradle at the bedside aa if be
ad been awakened out of a sound sleep
by infantile cries. He had rocked away
five minutes, when Mary Jane, who
had silently observed the whole mtneu
ver, said, "Come to bed, you fool, you I
the baty ain't there."
A Mississippi boatman with immense
feet, stopping at a public house on the le
vee, asked the porter tor a boot-jack to
pull off his boots. Tho colored gentle
man, after examining tbe stranger's feet,
broke out as follows : "No jack here big
nurf for dem feels. Jackass couldn't pull
'em off, maasa, widout fracturing the leg.
Youse better go back about tree mile to
forks ia de road, an' pull 'em Off dar."