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PUICR, 2 IN ADVANCE.
Vol. XXXI, No, 10.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH C, 1880.
"WllOLE NcMHfilV l')7i.
THOU, N. BOOTH, (lenernl Iinnlnr In
lry flood, GriM'erU'H, Cnwltury mill (JIhhh
wiire, liouU nnd Hhnc-H. Keiwly-Miulo Cloili
In Hutu ftiid VapH, To.mmwoi and C'tRarn,
bihI 'jvvrythltiff ti fmnily ihhMh to tut or
wear. North Mutn treat, Awlitahulu. l.tmj
TOITfBKH ft HO( RWF.LI., A. (J, Tun. I tea
mid L. K. Kockw'.!,, WhoU-Hate and He
tat I Dealer In Oronerlt'ii and 1'rovtNlonn,
KrtuU and (Iraln: AK"it for Americi.n and
irnioit Kxprt'HH ('oiiumnlcH and Cieveltind
Tlfrald, Main street, AMhlnhulu, O. l.m
A. II. A B. W- RAVAtlK, Doalnm In Choir
Funii ly inx'prU'HHiiil I'mvlHioiin; i1ko( mire
Donft'ctlonory, and the tin oh t brands of To
bacco and L'lKarw. I'JSUl
S. R. WKLLN, Produce and Commi1on
Merchant for the purchaHe and mile of West
ern Ktfirve Butter. CheeMeiuid Dried KrnttN(
Main fltrnut, AHlitfimilii Ohio. lJ.
5Tm71f aTiik n km WV, I-eiiler In
lirooertrtt, I'nivintcnid, Klour, l-'efd, Foreign
Hnd 1 Join (h tic KrultK, Halt, VM, I'liwtur,
Wator-lilme, Heed, &c, Main Htreet, Ash
VTUKDH Rro7"l)wilnf in Klour, Pork.
Hi mm, Lard, and all k Inc. of Finn; nlno all
klndHof Family Groceries, Fruits and Con
fectlonpry. Ale and Domewtlc WIihm. ld
it. I.. IflOKUIMODpalpr In Pry OooU,
OnH'erloH, Hoots and Him, Hutu, Chum,
liardwarn, (.'rockery, Hook, Puinta, oil.
Ac. AKhuOmla. Ohio.
Ill AHTIN NKWBKItKl, I iruKKlat and
Apothecary, and General Dealer In Drun.
Medk-tnei, Win en and Unnori for medical
purpose, Fancy and Toilet Uotxla Malu
street, corner of Centre, Awhtabula, O.
TilLl-KV IIANIiP'O CO., Manufacturers
nf Luth, Hiding, Mouldings, Cheese Muxes,
Ac., Planing, Matching, and Hcrowl Hawing
done on short notice. Hhop on Mnln street,
opposite Houth Park, Ashtabula, Olilo.
ATTOKNEYS AND AGENTS.
sr. K. FKTTIBONE) Attorney and Coun
sellor at I.HW, iind Notury Public, opposite
Flsk House, Ashtabula. '&7.
i, .niuiiui-i v-yu;.-
selor at Law.
and Nolans public, wu
wrn. HI. KAMUs), JH., Attorney end
Counsellor at Imw, and Notary Public, of
tlce with Hall Uru'n, Awhtabula, O. UW
JOHN rTsriioNO, Aturney and Coun
sellor at Law, and Notary Public. Office In
Ashtabula Loan Awuolatlnp building. 1W
OHARLEt BOOTH, Attorney and Coun
m llor at Imw. Auhtitbula, Ohio. lliUo
K. II. LKONAHl). Atumieyal Law, Jcffcr
son, Ohio. Office In the Hmallpy lllock 1W
ItOkltT Mil KKiTI A N, AtUirney and
OonnHolor at law and Notary nubile. Office
Willi K. W. Calvin, Wlllard Jllock, Afchw
bula, Ohio. L5!1 yi
VUO. ). Ill BHAHD CO., llealorn
Hiirdward.IroniHteel and NullK.KtoveH.TIn
Plato.Hheet I roil, Copper and Inc. and Man
ufaoturer8ofTln,Hheei Iron and Copperware,
Flk' Block, Ashtubulo. Ohio. 11)06
DM, W.HVnPHR B Y.Magnntlc Heale r,
Aslitabulu, O. Uealdenca ou Luke Hhore.
IK. K. I.. KING, rhyalclan and Hurgeon;
olllite over (iee A. KogerB'. 1 have acorn-
f leteHetorDr. Hiullleld'8 EquallzerH, with
he exclusive right of Ashtabula county.
Physicians are respectfully Invited to call
and examine the Instruments. Onlce hours
irom 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. Hcsldcace south ol
Ht. Peter's church. U&
PIIOKNIX IKON WOllKDCOMan'f'rs
of Htoves, Plows and Columns, Window
Caps and Hills, Mill Castings. Kettles, Hlnks,
Hlelgh Shoes, Ac, Puoiulx foundry, Ashta
bula, Ohio. 101
JOHN DIJCHO, Mnuufactuier of and Deal
er In Furniture of the best descriptions, ana
every variety; also, Uenerul UndertaKf
and Manufacturer of Corllns to order; Main
street, north of Uouth Publlo Bu,uare, Ash
tabula, Ohio. Jul
AnNDttN tllinRII will doall kinds of
Ucpulrlng ol Watches, Cloi-ks anorjewelry,
at In Alain Btreet, lu room villi Carlisle &
GKV. W. DICKINelON, Jeweler; Repair
ing ol all kinds of Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry; Htore In Ashtabula House Ulock,
ers and Dealers In Pluturcs, Kngruvlugs.
Chromos, dec; having a large supply oi
Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre
pared to frame anything In the Picture line
at short notice and In the best style.
f?Q 110 St HHOTHKK, Manufacturers
and Dealers In HuddieH, Bridle, Collars,
Trunks, Whips. Ac, opposite Flsk House,
AHhtahultt. Ohio. 1015
P. P. GOOD), Wholesale and Re mil Dealer
li) all kinds of Coul.und Lumber. Kuwer'
Pine of all slaea. Offtoe and Vard at Center
struat rullroud eroguliitf, Aulilabula. Hull's
shliiKles a specialty. Pine lumber.sblngles,
lath, of all kinds. In any quantity, at the
lowest price, uud delivered on cars or any
where lu Anil tabu la. Orders left at the
store ofJ. B. Crouby Afckma, will receive
prompt uiieiuion. ihm
J. Hlim. RLYTH, Aitent for the Liverpool
Londo & Globe IntiuranceCo. Cash AuHets
over J,iKM) Gold. In the U. H. K,(Mki,ih).
ntooK aoiuers aiso personalty uauie j ma
DAVID SLOAN. Civil Enirtneer and Hur-
veyor, Architectural and Mechanical
l)raugnn)inan. umoe in fierce aim iteu
ftemV's Bl'jck, AHlttqbqla, Q,l)lo. UM
hmD. K, KKLLKV. D, D H , Newbnr-In-mrv'i
Block, cor. Muln and Centre Hts,
Entrui.ce on Centre Htreet, OJiloe Lours, 9
o lit a. in. i wo p. m.
P. K. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula
onto, uniue ueinre sircev, uuiween
Main and Park.
A COSflFOHTABLE IIO.TIK.
avli)K A desire to try the oil mate
of Lower CulifnrnlA. the nreiulHes
wh neennv nu ProHuucL Ht.. A nil tabula, are
offered for (Sale. Furnished or UniurnlHhed,
t a Bargain. House substantial, brick; laud
Dear seven acres of lawn, garden and pas
tore, thorouuhlv tlle-dralued: well In the
garden, well at the burn, and well ami cls-
Com'p and see a Comforta ble Home, or ad' Iress
Mltf t. W, MTKA Dr.lt,
r m rv a i r l TO ALL
r rt L C. M r I t hn 'llf),,r w,th
Hll.ll V, (iursl 111 Kl a KM, wiirtllnif
DtKy, lirluary Olseaaca, Klnitl Din
will bu stiuL niv Book tQ Mi:tllcl Klcctrlcltv. sad
Electro Uslvaiiic Bfll, world reiiouiitd for tlioir
tuccuss In oavlinr mmiy liirle HveM, by t'VK
JNU ALL CMHONIC UIHKAmKM, H.ud
byaiuloius uu amuip lur inituiioFit u cmmikji
1T4 W-Foorlh Ml., rJucinaa O.
TKI HARRIS REMEDY CQ,
HS'iPROF.HARniS' PASTILLE P.EIMDIM.
II A I tm W.i UfV wit Sp.r.lorTli.. ..4 )
ASHTABULA & PITTSBURGH R'Y
(VIN1PKNHKI) TIM K TABLK Nov. 0th, IK7(1.
O'lliigHouth. Going North.
r.x. Ac ni niAiion. f.x. lAc'm
a m p m
0 10 Harbor 2 III
8 211 .. .. L. H. it M.H. Crossing 2 (III
S Ashliibulii 1 Tyi
:ll Muiisou Hill.... 1 II
H II Austiuhiirgh .... 1 .V
" V. Kaglevllle I 21
Oil Uik k Creek.. .. 1 I I
HI Ilome I m
10 New Lyme. . I 00
no ....Inland 12 Ml
II nioonilleld 12 :r
0 (Ml I k Held 12 27
9 54 Ilrll.lvllle 12 21
10 UH champion 12 110
10 19 am A. 4 (1. W. K. K. Cr. 11 W p m
10 ?! 7 ll Warren II Aft H IK)
10 : 7 1.1 Nlles 11 .'17 7 17
10 511 7 -IS Olrnrd II 2r, 1 S5
10 4H 7 l Ilrler Hill 1117 7 27
11 o.i' 7 lii Yminirnown 11 in 7 20
li 90 10 in Pittsburgh t 20 4 25
p m! a in a in p in
i dally except Rundnys.
V. H. MY RIM,
Gen. Pass, aud Ticket Agcr
ASHTABULA & PITTSBURGH R'Y LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN
Mich. Express leaves' Bull'nlo atO.Od p. m.,
Krle 1:00 ft. in., Coiiueailt 2:111 a. in., Ashlu
hula 2: Via. m., 'flcncva 3:IH a. m., Palnes
vllle I.-II5 a. Til., Clevelsnil 5::U)a. in.
Hneclal Chicago Kxpress leaves Kunalo at
l2::Ci a. in., Krle 8:10 a. m Ashtalmla 4:5li,
Pnlnesvllle5::ll, and arrives at Cleveland at
0:115 a. n .
Conneaut Aeeommtwlallon leaves connenul
atll.llja. m., Amhoy :ll, KlngHVlllel):2l, Ash
tubula fl::d, Hay brook 0:4.H, Geneva 0:5:1, Pulues
vlllc 7:25, and arrives at Cleveland K: 10 a. in.
roledo Kxpress leaves Bullaloat il:loa. m
Krle:. Conneaut 10:5(1, Klngsvllle 11:11
Ashliibula ll:2:t a. m Huybrook 11:: Ge
neva ll:4.'l. Ptilnesvlllo 12:IK, and arrives
at Cleveland at 1:25 p. m.
Hpeolal Ml. 1.0UIH t.xpress leaves iiunaio
8:10 a. in., Krle 10:67, AshUibula 12:02 p. in..
Palnesvllle vavi, aim arrives at uievcianu
K.rle:t-.52. Ashtabula 5:12. Paiuesvllle 0:01. and
l'acina express leaves miuaio i:ie p. m..
arrives ut Cleveland at 7:05 p. lu.
Atlantic F.xnress leaves c'leveland 7:) a. m..
PalnesvllleK:2u, AshUtbula 11:05, Conneaut9:28,
Erie lo;:W, and arrives at Butlalo at l:iu p. m.
To edo and Huna o AccomuuKiai ion leaves
Cleveland at 11:1S a. in.. Gainesville 12:."15, tJc-
neva 1:11 a. in., oayorooa .t. nuu. um
Klngsvllle 1:15, Alnboy . Conneaut 2:02,
Eric :l:25, Bullulo 7:00 p, in.
land at 2:40 p.: m.. Palnesvllle 8:20, AshUibula
Chicago and nu l.ouis r.xpress leaves Cleve
4:os, Erie 6:2s, and arrives at uullalu at7:is)
Conneaut Accommodation lenves Cleveland
at 4:50 p. m., Palnesvllle:00, Geneva 0:45, Hay-
brook 0:55, Ashtabula7:oi, Klngsvllle i:i, aiii
bov 7:24, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:HU p. m.
Miux.IhI New York F.xnress leaves Cleveland
at 10:90 p. m., Palnesvllle 11:20, AnhUihula ls:04
a. in., .rie i:u auu arrives i uuiiHiivtit''
.".Trains run pycoiumous iims.
L. S. & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION
From and after Ileo. 14th, 1S70, Pussenger
l rains win run as oiiowa:
No. 2.1 W. Ft,
p m pii.
I 117 4 45
12 58 4 28
12 51) 4 15
12 47 4 05
12 80. 2 Ml
12 24 2 22
IS II 150
11 58 1 28
11 56 1 15
11 45 12 18
11.14 11 68
11 25 11 86
II 09 10 87
11 05 10 84
10 62 9 48
10 43 9 29
10 36 9 08
10 20 8 40
10 10 7 46
10 00 7 2l
9 45 6 65
28 6 26
V 15 6 01)
A it A M
Oil City East.,
t Junction.. ..
Oil city West
Handy Lake. ...
JAndover .... ..
Oreggs : ....
1 AshtHbulu ....
X Telegraph Htatlons.
Passenger fare at the rate of 3 cents per
mile to wuy suttlons counted In even half
L. S. & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION L. S. & M. S. —YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH
From and After Dec. 14th, S70. l'asseu-
nswlll run as followB,
No. 8.1 W. Ft.
Doughton .. ..
1W. W'msf 'Id..
1'lltsburgh ... .
P H P M
1 47 B 80
151 0 40
1 69 7 04
9 05 7 18
2 II 7 85
9 17 1 50
2 21 8 08
9 II 8 30
2 48 8 51)
9 60 10
2 59 9 39
8 10 It, (10
Now known ad
The New York Lake Erie & Western R.
Abstract of Time Table adopted Nov, 17. 1879.
IJULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
and Hleeplug Coaches, combining all
modern Improvements, are running through
without change from Bufhilo, Busnenelon
Brlitge, Niagara Falls, Cluolnnntl, Chicago
to New York, making dlreot oonnection with
all lines of foreign and coastwise steamem,
and also with Huund steamers mid railway
lines for Huston and New England vltles.
Hotel Dlulng Cars from Chicago to New
No. 8. No. 12 Nn. 4
Btations. N.Y. Atlantlu Might
ExprcsB EXj Ex.
Dunkirk L've TospTiT
Balamanca.. " 7.55 a.m. a 86 " .....
CllfUiu " 7 05 ' 146 " 7 (10 P.M.
Busp. Bridge " 715 ' 9 00 " 7 10 -
NIsgaraFiills " 7 90 ' I 0S 7 15 -
Bullalo ' 8 00 " J 60 " 9 90 "
Attica 9 05 410 - 10 80 "
Portage " 6 99 "
Horuellsvllle " 11105" "Ml " 19 86a.m.
Addlson,,.V II 50 ' J Ml " 188 "
Kouhester... " 0 00A M. 4 00
Avop. ...... " 9 48 4 40
Bath. " 11 82 " 0 48 " ........
CornlngrrrT; Wisp.. 8 15 1M "
El in Ira " t 07 " 8 66 " 8
Waverly.... . ' 189" 9 80 8 18 "
Gwego ' 9 15 " 10 10 " 8 50 "
BlngTiamton " 8 54 U 00 ' 4 40 "
GrealBend. " 8 18 " 6 is ;
Husiiueliaiina " 8 40 " 11 66 " 6 80 "
Deposit " 4 12" 19 30 A. M 0 04 "
HancKk.... " 4 41 " 109 89
Narrowsburg T 18 ' 1 89 " t "
Lackawaxen " 833 " 8 841
HonusdaleArr 7 46 1126 "
Port Jervls.. i,rve ' " 8 48 9 20 "
Mld.lleUiwn. " 08 " 4 40 " 1001 "
Goshen " 816 " 10 15 '
Peterson " 9 88 " 8 98 " U 35
Newark " iu"67 80 9(I6pJm.
Jersey City.. Arr. 10 19 ' 7 06 ' 1810
New York.... " 10 26p.m. 7 96a.m. 19 96 "
Kicprese Train Leave New York
B.OU A. Ulliclliuatl and Chicago Hay
Express. Prawlng Uoom Coaohus tu Buf
falo aud Huspenslou Bridge.
0.00 CM. Dully. Fast St. Louis Express,
arriving at Buffalo 8 00 A. M., connecting
with nist trains to the West, Northwest auu
Boulhwest. Pullman's best Drawing Kooin
Hlei tilllg I'oai'hes to Btltlalo.
T.flU P. M, Dallv. Piuiltlc Express. Bleep
lug Coaohesand Hotel DtulngCar through
to Chicago wlllliiut iiltaitge,
t.0 V.M. Emigrant truln for the West,
llaPy. No. 8 dally, except Hunduy.
s.Ahk for Tickets via Kre Hutlwgyi for
sale by all principal oftlces.
JNO. N. AllBU'lT, Gen. Pase. Agt.,
. . Li ; . . j ; New ork.
A !LAH(.xrC nnt coiniilcta atoek of
iV Legal Blanks for sale at the
...' ' TKLEGHAPU OFMt'K. :
For New Spring Clothing, Fine
Hats and Caps, Shirts,
and NECK WEAR of
Next door to Thurher and Dickinson, AHlitabula House Block.
To aiilliorizo the county commissioners of
the several counties of the slate or Uhlo
to provide for the better protection of
life and property t railroad crossings
in townships and ill incorporated vil
lages. Suction 1. Be it enueted hy the Oentral
Awtmbiy of iht .Stale of Uhw, That it
shall be anil is hereby made the duly of
the county commissioners of the several
counties of this Slate, to make, or cause to
la? made, suitable and safe railroad cross
ings over all Stale, county, township, vil
lage roads or slreets, which are now or
hereafter may be crossed by any railroad
corporation iindcr the laws of this State.
Ser. 2. When notice shall be given to
the board of county commissioners of any
enmity in this Stale, by a written notice
tiled with the auditor of the proper coun
ty, that additional safeguards at any rail
road crossing lu any township or incor
porated village in said county, are neces
sary for the better protection of persons
and property crossing the track or tracks
nf said railroad; said county uomiiiixoion
ers shall appoint three diainleresied free
holders of the county, a committee to ex
amine and report Umiii all applications
that have been filed In the- ollkc of the
county auditor, subsequent to the last
regular or special meeting of said board of
Sec:. 8. Hefore entering upon the dis
charge of their duties, each member of
the committee, named in the preceding
section, shall take an oath for the faith
ful and impartial discharge of the duties
herein named, and shall go upon the road
of any township, or street of any incorpo
rated village, mentioned in the notice
filed with the auditor of the proper coun
ty, and shall, upon actual view, and by
such other information as they may ob
tain, determine whether the safeguards
asked for in the notice are proper, and
such as are demanded for the better pro
tection of persons and property haying the
right of way over such railroad or rail
roads so crossing any township or county
road, or the streets of auy incorporated
village; and shall make their report in
writing, to the county commissioners, and
place the same on file with the county audi
tor. Sec. 4. If the committee shall report
in favor of placing additional safeguard at
the place or places named in the notice, in
section second of this act, the county com
missioners shall cause a notice, signed by
themselves, and certified by the county
auditor, to be served upon the ticket or
other agent of the company or companies,
owning or ODeratiiifir a ruilroAd nearest to
the place mentioned in the notice to the
commissioners, which notice shall be deed
ed and held to be a legal notice to the cor
poration or corporations owning or ope
rating: any railroad in this State.
Seo. 5. Within thirty days from the
date of the service of such notice by the
county commissioners, it shall be the duty
ol every railroad corporation, owning oi
operating anv railroad in this Slate, to be
gin and prosecute to completion at the
earliest practicable time, to the acceptance
of the commissioners of the proper coun
ty, such additional safeguards for the pro
tection of life and property as shall have
been recommended by the committee nam
ed in section second of this act, or shall be
Dresonbed by the county: ooumissioners
and when any railroad company shall have
raised their grade at the crossing of any
county or township road, or of the street
of any incorporated Tillage, they shall
make a grade not exceeding one foot in
twenty feet, and of the same width on the
surface as the - mad or street having the
right of way over the track of said rail
road, and shall be required to place strong
and durable railings on either side of the
crossing so made, and shall maintain the
same in good order so long as they shall
be required to do so by the commissioners
of any county in this btate.
Sue. 8. If, at the end of thirty days
from the date of the service of the notice
upon any railroad, corporation, no part of
me wofk required to ue uoue uuuer tue pro
visions of this act shall have been com
menced, it shall be the duty of the county
commissioners to cause said work to be
done, and to pay for the same out of anv
surplus county funds that may be in the
treasury or the proper county; ana to re
iinbuine the treasury of the county for
funds so expended, the said county com
missioners are hereby authorized and re
quired to levy an additional tax upon all
the property of any railroad corporation
within auy township or incorporated vil
lage in which money has beon expended by
the county commissioners under the pro
visions of this act.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Naming Childbed. At the last meeting
of the Lime Kiln Club. Brother Gardner
received an epistle from a colored mother
in Uetroit, who wanted advice as to what
name to give her daughter. - She bad wor
ried over the subject for six weeks, and
now trusted that the club would suggest
something which her mmautio nnnu could
"In de fust plaoe," slowly began the
old man, "dis club don't sot here at an
expense of nineteen shillin'. a week fur de
purpose of naniiu' chiU'ene. In de Hex'
plaoe, I for one have been paiued to ob
serve a grown) desire on uc pari oi cuium
folkses to knock de ohill'ens down wid sil
ver-plated front riaiiies. Up in my block
ehery cabin hes a Honense, or a Maud, or
Genevieve, who will grow up to go Dure
foot in summer, aud bend ober de wash
tub in winter. I believe Uat half what
ails de niggers . now-days, am der fancy
tiamea. 1 tell )', dey are a powerful bur
den for a chile to carry. No young gal
wid a big fool an' a moiif like a sasser am
gwine to look any punier fur bein' called
Cleopatra Viva Clarabell. No, sah. Ize
a believer in de good ole-fashioned names,
sith as Polly, Dmsh, I'iiloe, Sam, Tom an'
J i in. Dar's suthiu' squar' an' honest in
'em, an' dey weigh sixteen ounces to de
pound. Dis kentry am tryin' togit rid of
em, an' banks am bustin', men stealin',
town burnin' up and tarnadoes sweepiu'
o'er de land. I tell ye an honest, straight
forward name is half to'rds keepin' achile
honest, an' if I kep' a grocery store I'd
trust Moses all day long an' keep boaf
eyes on Adolphiis."
OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL.
How Lent is
Religion as a fine Art—"From
Grave to Gay.
From our Regular Correspondent.
Although we ate in the midst of Lent,
there seems to be only a pretended sus
pension of gaycty. There is, of course, a
stricter observance of the forms of religion.
The orthodox young lady will leave her
bed at 7 o clock in the morning, after hav
ing crept into it three hours previously
dead tired with a ball, and, after a hurried
toilet, will go out in the chill, damp air,
that she may be present at morning ser
vice, in the fashionable West End. The
milkman, going his early rounds is sure to
encounter a succession of these fashiona
ble nymphs performing the pilgrimage to
I he altar on foot, and carrying two or
three devotional books in her hantls. Hus
bands and lovers are snoriuir between the
sheets while she is on her knees in the dim
religious light of a church. The act is one
of penance, and she is profoundly con
vinced of its efficacy. The perseverance
with which this custom is observed sug
gests considerations on which the moralist
might have a good deal to sav. Sho-
athiesls, who haye years anil ugliness on
wieir biuu, may scon to tneir neart s eon
tent, but if Sappho would keep herself un
spotted train the world, she must be con
tent with proclaiming her skepticism in
her rhymes, and observe her Lent most
This truth has been consistently acted
upon at all ages of the Church, aud the
six penitential weeks that we are now in
the midst of, are celebrated in many po
lite circles with a show of devotion which
roves conclusively how well religion as a
ne art is understood at the present day.
Entertainments and supper parties, at
which Luoullusor Apicius might have as
sisted; luxurious entertainments of all
kinds are of nightly occurence. Another
M. Dupin might arise to write a fresh es
say upon the "luxe effrene dtg femmes,"
and it would no longer be in Paris, but
in Washington, that his stinging sermon
would have to bo preached to unheeding
ears. Many of the fashionable and dia
lling beauties of Washington represent in
each case an expenditure upon '.heir toi
lets of thousands of dollars, "as they stand
up in the ball room," while, simultaneous
ly, the shops of Mr. Gait, and Mr. Semken,
the chief jewelers of the Capital, are crowd
ed by eager purchasers of diamonds, em
eralds, aud sapphires. Fortunes, lightly
accumulated, are nowhere spent more
lightly than in the United States, and the
hum of prosperity, which began to make
itself distinctly heard once more in Octo
ber last, has led, naturally, to that "en
tertainment boom" which at this moment
occupies Washington to the exclusion of
unwelcome thoughts about the many toil
ers, both white and black, who, through
out the length and breadth of the Great
Kepublio, but in a far more literal sense,
are in the sad condition of Miss Flora
McFlimsy, who "had nothing to wear."
To sad and sober minus the thought might
occasionally occur that as Aristotle prophe
sied more than twenty centuries ago, de
mocracies have an irresistable tendency to
merge ill plutocracies, and that the exist
ence of opulent families in Republican
States leads naturally in a few generations
to a craving for monarch ial institutions
with their ennobling titles, their aristo
cratic distinctions, and. as Thomas Jef
ferson phrased it, "with the tinsel and
glitter of the effete Old World.
A stranger in Uodie one day last week
in eating a plate of hash at a restaurant,
being very hungry, unguardedly neglected
to chew it properly and swallowed a large
coat button. They doctored hiin for pneu
monia three days before he was able to ex
plain. Then they fed him a big button
hole tied to a string and fished it out in no
time. He now screens all bis hash through
a cane-bottomed chair very carefully before
A man is always a fool. If he be young,
tne world says when he is older he will
know more; If he be older, it says he is old
enough toknow better, and when be is old
It says I he old lulKS are the biggest tools.
"What on earth have you brought all
these lhiugs home for?" eouteiuptously
asked a woman of herhusband, as he spread
a lot of pictures on the table. "You have
olten twilteJ me," he answered, " of never
having views on any subject, and so 'I've
got a lot of views here on all sorts of sub
loots, and they are my views. I paid for
"Aunty, vat makes de lettle baby ory so?
uo lie want is uiuuuerr "leg, aear, ana
its fodder, too." .
The man who was kicked out of the
house by an irate uirent didn't laugh in
Dedicated to the memory of my Mother.
BY MRS. R. THROPP PORTER.
Fair vision of my earliest years.
oil angel Mother patient sweet.
With aching lienrt through in I ill of tears,
1 lay this chaplet at your feet.
The perfect life that set tK soon
When all lis hopes were ripening fair
That faded e're the sfleriifKin
Had flung a shadow on the air.
Hlowly the night Is falling.
The night without a star.
And a spirit voire seems railing,
From the sunset shores afar.
Home from the uplands dreary.
We hasten with willing feet.
Por the ways of life grow weary.
And the rest of death spcfii sweet.
We children far have wandered
O'er mount, and sn, and plain.
And time and change have sundered
The links of love s bright clialo.
For some the dew 11111 lingers
Gn blossoms, aud on spray.
They phu-k with eager Hngers,
The roses by tue way.
And some have laid their treasures
Beneath the cypress gloom :
They turn from tile's brief pleasures
To mourn boslde the tomb.
But sooner or later, mother,
When Christ recalls His own.
May we meet and greet each other
Before thegreat white throne.
Weary, perhaps, of splendor.
Do you Walt by the open door,
To greet with a welcome lender,
The children you loved of yore.
Though worn with cruel losses.
The loving heart no change will know,
As precious iieath our havy crosses
As In Hie happy long ago,
Sometimes with a beart-slck yearning,
I long for that perfect hour.
That lor stricken hearts returning,
Hball bloom like an Elen flower.
And when from Time's summits hoary,
The shadows of death unfurl,
Beyond life's fading glory
May we see the gales or pearl.
The hope that blossomed from your grave
Fresh In our souls Ir sprlnglug,
And wecan pass through the deepest wave
C'luse to lhat anchor clinging.
As softly o'er the tldeless sea,
Tbe last fair morn Is breaking :
The sunshine of thy smile shaU be
The rapture of the waking,
A LITTLE MISTAKE.
My name is John Perth, and I always
had a great dread of Mothers-in-law.
When I married Ann Maria the only thing
that troubled my peace of mind was that I
had a molher-iu-law. To be sure the waves
rolled between us. Mrs. Bashford was in
France wilh a married son, and was just
then unable to come to England. Marie, had
always lived with an aunt, and being of
years of discretion, her mother sent a lace
veil and her blessing, and we were married
quite as well without her presence one fine
morning, When we were married Ann
Maria and I went to house keeping
We hired one of a small row, let furnish
ed, at a reasonable rate. They were all
alike just the same boild, and exactly the
same articles of furniture. We chose one
of them on the advice of our landlord. He
said we should have quiet neiglibore old
Mrs. Bolivar and her daughter on one side,
and Mr Briggs, an old oachelor, oft the
other. They were quiet; we never saw
either of them. Nobody in either of the
houses ever sat at the window, or stood at
the door, or walked in the small garden,
where the Rose of Sharon grew. We had
the place all to our selves. It was very
So, gradually, as Mrs. Bash ford still
wrote affectionate letters from France, I
forgot my terrors and made myself com
fortable. My mother in law would proba
bly uever trouble me. Judge of my con
sternation, therefore, when one mornings
at my place of business, I received a tele
gram containing these words "Dear mam
ma nas come to us; nurry nome. 1 read
it, sat down on a tall stool, and stared at
vacancy. The crisis had arrived. What
should I do? How attack a trouble of
which I bad no experience? I did not
know in what shape it would come. 1
could form uo conception of the stvle cf
mother-in-law who awaited me. Was she
high strung and mistress of all the long
words in the English language? Was she
one of the weeping order? Was she a
wonderful housekeeper or a commanding
person? What sort of a woman was my
mother-in-law? She had been in France.
I knew a man onco who had a French
mother-in-law; he had suffered.
Being dosed with soup, which the lady
thought the only diet for the human race,
aud presentetl with sugar and water as a
refreshment, he rebelled.
The lady had at once thrown tbe soup,
hot, at his bead, and gone into hvsterics,
declaring be was an assassin, fiut per
haps my mother-in-law had not become
French enough for that. However, all
writers combine that mothers-in-law create
dissension in families, and set the wife
against her lawful master, the husband;
once subjected, the man was lost. I would
begin by taking the upper band and keep
ing it. Thus resolving, I wetit home at an
early hour, and, as I walked up the row,
whistled to keeptny courage up.
There were no lights in the cottage win
dows as yet, but, as t ascended my door
step, I saw that my door was ajar, and
wondering bow it happened, entered wilh.
out noise and closed it. I walked into the
parlor. No one was there. Glad of re
prieve I threw myself into a chair, lit a ci
gar, and began to smoke. My wife was
occupied elsewhere, 1 supposed; but this
was the beginning of ray mother-in-law's
advent. Ever, until now, had my Ann
Maria run to the door to greet me with a
kiss. I was vexed, and I shall not attempt
to deny it. I closed my eyes and smoked
on. Even when steps entered the room I
did uot 0ien them.
"I deolare," said a voice, "I smell tobaco.
I believe some one is smoking in this house,
sniff, sniff "tobaco smoke I am very
I opened my eyes, sat up, and saw a stout
lady lighting the lamp. My mother-in-law
was a very big one. I saw that she was
one with whom I must, sooner or later,
oome to single com hat. Having lit tbe
lamp, she turned to me, put up a pair of
gold glasses, and said, iu a tone of suppress
ed wrath. "Well, aud what does this
"It means I'm finishing my cigar, " said
"And I should like to know," she said,
"how you came into this parlor to finish
''Well, madam, your daughter has never
objected to it, "said I. I've smoked many a
cigar here, and I shall continae to do so.
Any one who doesu 't like it can go elsewhere
"The impudence," said the old lady.
"But either you are inal, or I am. My
daughter has not objected to your smok
ing? iou have often smoked in mis, room
do you say?"
,fI have," said I; "many a night I have
smoked here until oue o'clock, she sitting
opposite me and I gut ber to try a paper
cigarette. It me roll you one. Ii would
settle your nerves."
"Heaven and earth!" cried the old lady,
"My daughter, whom I have brought up
with such care, smoke cigarettes with you
at one in the morning? Hut, no! it's false,
an awful slanderous falsehood !"
"Von can ask her, madam," said I; "and
more than that, I should have done as I
pleased, in any case. A man m master in
his own house."
"His own house?" said she.
"Yes, "said I. You don't, I hope, that
f ou dont deny I'm your daughter's hus
,and?" "Mv daughter's husband!" said she.
"Oh! is it true?" Have I been de'-cived?
Is he mai or F.llza! Kliza! K-e-e-lixa!" ?
As she screamed the name a young wo
man rushed into the room, looked at me,
and shrieked also.
"Klira Bolivar," said the old lady,
"speak niv child ; is that man your hus
"Why ma," said the young lady, "I nev
er saw him tiefore."
"And now 1 saw I hail entered Mrs. Bol
ivar's house instead of my own. These
were .Mrs. and Miss Uolivar.
"It is an absurd mistake. Let rne ex
plain" said I.
"Not a word." said the old lady ''not a
"Not until I've explained," I said "my
"I'm not!" said Eliza Bolivar.
"I don't think you ..are,' said I. "I
"Yon averred that liewas," said the old
lady. "Wait, Eliza! I see it all. This is
a burglar. It's one of their tricks to get us
to leave the room while they look for the
plate. But he "han't evspe. Oo to the
window and call the police. I will hold
She canght me by the coat collar. Eliza
shrieked from the window:
Horror possessed me. I wrigiiled out of
tbe coat, dashed under the old lady's arms,
and rushed, bare headed aud in my shirt
sleeves, into my own area gate. In a mo
ment more I stood before my wife and a
lady whom I knew to be mv actual mother
in-law, and who was only Aun Maria,
twenty years older, and set them screaming
Mrs. Bolivar still cried out loudly.
There was nothing for it but to explain,
which 1 did.
"What shall we do?" cried Ann Maria.
"Your bat and coat are next disir. The
frantic woman will have you arrested."
"Xo she won't," said my molher-iu-law.
"I'll settle her." She left us, and in an
hour after she returned with my hat and
coat. "She is a dreadful creature," said
she, "But I've quieted her. I had to toll
her a fib. I said you were what thev call
between two wines in France a little tip
sy, you know and that you took her for
me. Oh, my son," said Ann Maria's moth
er.pulling ber handkerchief to her eves,
"did you think I looked like that?'! I
kissed her, and we have always been the
best of friends ever since. Mrs. Bolivar,
as she passes me in the street,, remarks to
some invisible familiar 'tliut intoxicated
person ;" but I don't mind. The sight of
ber always leailB me tu thank heaven that
I am not in reality her son-in-law so de
voutly that 1 have no room for any other
OUR EUROPEAN LETTER.
A writer in the Voltaire, who signs him
self "L'n Russe," paints a deplorable pic
ture of tbe terrors by which the Czar is
haunted, and of the precautions taken to
secure his person from injury. At one
time the Emperor of all tbe Rnssias was in
the habit of wearing a coat of mail, very
delicate and supple, but, unable to endure
the weight, he has abandoned this ark of
safety. His uniforms, however, are now
specially prepared, and are said to be steep
ed in a particular wash which renders them
bullet-proof. It would be worth while to
know of what this wonderful wash is made.
The carriages and sledges used by the Mon
arch are also plated with iron, and such is
tbe mysterious secrecy wun wntctt he is
surrounded that even the most trusted po
licemen are ignorant nail an Dour before
hand in what direction be is going. The
cook is watched at bis work by two
special employes, and the kitchen door is
guarded by two sentinels, The viands are
tasted by experts, and only offered to the
Czar when they are convinced that no poi
son is lurking in them. Fond as he is of
a good cigar, the Emperor is obliged from
similar motives of prudence, to forego the
pleasures of smoking. Sucb is said to be
the life of the greatest autocrat in the world,
who must now and then envy the lot eyen
of the meanest of bis subjects.
Ever since the unsuccessful attempt upon
the Czar's life at Moscow, the precautions
taken by the Third Section for the protec
tion of his person have been so rigorous
and exhaustive that Nihilistic ingenuity,
which has been by no means idle during
the interim, has utterly failed in its re
peated efforts to introduce would be regi
cides into bis Majesty's apartments. A
pretended chimney-sweeper, who was
charged by the Central Committee with the
conveyanoe of explosive materials into the
flue communicating with the stove in the
Czar's bedroom, was detected iu his crim
inal enterprise, and now awaits his trial.
Since his arrest the committee has tried an
other expedient for obtaining access to the
Emperor, which was so boldly and astute
ly devised that it all but achieved its pur
pose. A few days ago an orderly officer
arrived at the winter palace in great haste,
and demanded immediate admission to the
Presence, slating that he was the bearer of
a most important despatch to the Czar from
General Gnurkho, the Military Governor of
St. Petersburg. Something in the man's
manner aud appearauce, although be was
duly uniformed and accoutred, slruck the
aide-de-camp, on duty in the Imperial ante
chamber, .wno, asking the officer to wait
while be inquired whether or not the Em
peror would receive him. hurried into an
adjoining bureau, in which a telegraphic
apparatus communicating with the Com
maudature was set up, and Bent to Gourkho
a peremptory order to come instantly to tbe
palace. Ten minutes later the General
made bis appearance in the ante-chamber,
where his soi-disant orderly officer was
waiting, and, Uon being informed of what
had taken place, at once denounced the
travestied conspirator as an impostor.
When the latter wassecured and examined,
he was found to be possessed of concealed
firearms; and it is uot doubted that his
intention was to assassinate the Emperor.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb, 14, '80.
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OUR COLUMBUS LETTER.
The Kirby Police Bill, which gives the
Mayor of Cincinnati the control of the po
lice in that oby, seems to be one of the
most important bills passed, ir one is to
take newspaper talk as any indication of
importance. Cincinnati has a Republican
Mayor at present but suppose the next one
should be a Democrat, then, of course, that
party can make a mighty political machine
by ruaaoiis of the law. But a large number
of the citizens of the "Paris of America"
were crying for a change, and now they
Senator Pond's bill to reorganize the
reformatory benevolent institutions of the
State came up last Thursday in the Senate
for passage. It will be remembered that
the institutions named shall he under the
supervision and direction of five trustees,
which are to be appointed by the Governor
by aud with advice from the Senate. It
also gives the Governor the power to re
move any trustee at any time or for any
cause he may see fit. This, of course,
ootild not or did not please the Dem
ocratic memtiers, and a long and live
ly argument was made, and all sorts of ob
jections made. Some of the members made
motions for a postponement of the bill un
til next July, and others had amendments
to offer, etc. Hon. Peter Hitchcock made
an amendment that no trustee should be
removed on account of political sentiments,
but the Senate voted it down. Dr. Scott
who is the suppose daddy of a bill in the
House for reorganization, and other Re
publicans are not particularly in iote with
the Pond bill, giving as one of their main
reasons that Hgives the Governor too much
Besides the House bill which gives the
State institutions additional trustees each,
is a bill of which Col. Deropcy, of Cleve
land, is the author, which provides for a
board of 4 members 2 Demoorates and 2
Republicans. It is claimed by the author
that a board made up this way will have a
tendency to do great good, and instead of
making the institutions party machines,
will be greatly of interest in the manage
ment of such places.
Representative Licey, of Medina, who is
one of the House Penitentiary Committee,
has, after considerable time and care, got
up a bill which he introduced last week for
the reorganization of the penitentiary.
This bill provides that the Governor shall
appoint, within ten days after its passage,
three directors fora term of five years each.
The bill provides for the abolishment of the
deputy warden, who receives a salary of
SJ0 per year. At each month's meeting
of the directors one of their number is to
be appointed to make an unexpected visit
through the penitentiary, and at the next
meeting submit a written report of the re
sult of his inspection. The insane prison
ers are to fie transferred to the ot-yluins and
treated the same as the patients in those
institutions. The warden will be made the
great "mogul," having Die authority to ap
point all the guards, who will continue in
service five years. The female attendants
are to receive the same compensation as the
males. The infliction of punishment by
whipping, ducking, applying the "bum
ming bird," etc., is to be done away with.
The bill further provides that convicts dis
charged by reason of expiration of sentence,
shall be fitted out at the State's exiense
with suit of clothes, hat, shoes, and shall
be presented a ticket to return to the place
be came from, besides being made the re
cipient of $10 in ipouey. Mr. Robinson,
also, has a penitentiary reorganization bill,
which provides that the Governor appoint
five directors. One for a one year term,
one for a 2 year term, one for a 3 year term,
oae for a 4 year term and one for a 5 year
term. From tbe outlook to-day it is safe
to say that there will be a general over
turning in the State institutions this week.
The Democrats when they had a major
ity at the first session, and the very first
bill began to reorganize, and tbe mistakes
they made bos doubtless induced tbe Re
publicans to move cautiously in this mat
ter, and make as few mistakes as possible,
for any serious mistakes would have a tell
ing effect in politics this fall.
The Local Option petitions still continue
to oome in every day. and it will goon be
come time for the Legislature to pay some
attention to this matter one way or other.
VOTING BY ELECTRICITY.
One of the most novel inventions of the
present age wonders is being quietly worked
up to be put into practical operation in the
legislative halls. The Teleubapu corre
spondent was one of the priveleged few
that has been let into tbe secret, aaU as tbe
invention is no longer a matter of doubt a
few notes on the construction and utility
of the novel invention may prove interest
ing to the Telegraph readers. Voting by
electricity may at first seem impractible.
out tne iertue brain oi a successrtu invent
or has solved the problem, and iu tbe near
future, the Solon, occupying his seat in the
legislature, by simply pressing on a hi tie
ivory knob, located conveniently on bis
desk, vote either "yes" or "no" on ques
tions called to be voted on. Tbe plans are
not yet perfected, but the reader can get
an idea of tbe invention ot the "voting
machine" by the following description:
On each member's desk will be placed two
small knobs, not unlike the stops of an or
gan. On one the word "yes" is printed,
ou the other, "no." Wires will run from
each desk to the clerk's desk where au a
paratus, similar in appearance to a type
writer, will be placed. The names of the
members are pnuted on slips, and as their
names are called the members simply press
on tbe knob "yes" or "no" as the case may
be. If the member presses on the "yes '
knob his vote will be recorded on the back
of his name with the word yes printed by
electricity. In this way a permanent rec
ord is mode of each member's vote, and tlie
lobbyists who stand around and hear from
the roll call how each man votes, will be at
a loss just who to "tackle" as tbe clerk
alone will know bow memtiers vote.
Columbus, March 2, 1880.
Never kiss a girl on a mountain, because
A rich man's son lives on his pap.
An appeal to the understanding "Wipe
The hotel chambermaid thrives by ber
Trees begin to die at their tops; iuen be
gin to dye there to.
When it begins to thunder the milk
knows its sour has come.
Drive your cattle on the ice if you want
cowslips in wiuter. '
A kitchen proverb Things rubbed
against a greater become less. '
A girl wants , to know how long jrirls
should be courted. The opinion i given
by our having had some exjierienre that
the spirit nf accomidation is such, that
the long and short girl will accomiduto
themselves to about tbe game treatment