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Vol. XXXI, No. 11. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAKCH 12, 1880. Whole NinvinKit lo75.
Til ON. N. HOOT II. fcnural Dealer In
iry Gondii, UriHtnrloH, Crockery and GlrvKtt
ware. H(iutn and Hliuuii. Hctuly-Mfide Cloth
ttiK flat and CnpH. TobaccoH and Ulnar,
and everything n fumlly needs to eat or
wuar, North Ma L n 8 true t, XrUHiibulii ljW
VOIHKM Ac KOCHWKLL, (A. O. Trnnhea
ami L. 10. Koo.kwnll,) WhuluHiile and He
tall IteiilerB In GrooBrlwi and Provision.
Krluts ami Gmlu; A turn In for Ainurtmi) and
llnloi. KxprtiHH Comutinloi atid Cleveland
Herald, Main h trout, Ashtabula, U. VMi
A. If. & K. wTnivAii K,'hoaiorH I nCholr
Faintly Hrixrerh'H and 1'roviikotixy alNd, pure
('onl'eotlonery, and the fluent bi'ttiulH or To
bacco and (.'iKarH.
N7II. WKtliN, Produce and CotninKsini)
Merchant for the pun-liitm' and sale of West
ern Kenervo Dutter, ChoeKuand Dried Fruits,
Main Htrewt, Awhtabula, Ohio, 1J4
J fTl7F A I-' LKNK It" V SO IV, D-mlerfTin
Groceries, 1'rovtHlnns, Flour, Feed, Forelitn
and Domestic Fruits, Halt, Fish, I'laster,
Water-Mtue, Meeds, Main stroet, Ash
wrilKDIIKAOTTWlor in Flour, Pork.
llaniH, Lard, and all kinds of Fifth ; also, all
kinds of Family (iiocerles, Frulls and l'on
foctlonury, Ale and lomeHt.cWlne. UJ
fCri.7inOKKISOIv7Dearer In Dry Goods,
Groceries, Hoots and Hhoea, Hats, 1'ans,
Hardware. Crockery, Books, Paints, Oils,
Ac, AHhlabula, Ohio. lrl
ITIAItTltV NICWHKRRI, 1 M-UKKtut and
Apothecary, and Ueneral Dealer In Drutin,
Medicines, Wines and Llouors for medical
pur poses. Fancy and Toilet Goods Main
street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, O.
C f LL IC "lU A N V F C O. , Mann fac tu rers
of lith, HldhiK, Moultlinxs, Cheese IJuJtVK,
Ac., Planing, MatehliiK, and Scrowl Hawing
done on short notice, shop on Main street,
opposite Houth Park, Ashtabula, Ohio.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
F. K. PtiTTIBONE, Attorney and Conn
sellor at Luw, and Notary Public, opposite
Kisk House, Ahtabula. &7'
U.'r. OAtVlN, " Attorney Bnd Coun
selor at Law, and Noturle Publio. WU
lard'sBlock. IS IB
IV 'I. in. KA.li:s, Jll., Attorney nnd
CounHellor t Luw, und Notary l'uhllc. Of
fice with Hull Kro'B, Aahtitbuta, U. Htm
Mellor lit Law, and NoUiry Public. tltleu In
AKbtabula Loan AHKoclation bulldtllK.
C,l X l I,K BUOTHTXuurney uiiil " CoiiiT-
-elioriil Law, Aubtabula, Ohio. 1U10
E. II. L EON Alll), Attorney at I.iiw,.relt'er-
aim.Obio. Ollleeln the Hlnalley Ulock IUU
(it it. I lll'HHAIII) A CO., Denlem In
tjivritward, Iron, Hteel and Nails, HUves,Tln
Plate, Hheet I ron, ())per and Zinc, and Man
ufacture ol'Tlii.Kheet Iron and Copper ware,
I'lsk'irtlloek, AshUibula. Ohio. llldj
Dr. N. W. II II 1IPHKKI,; Magnetic Healer,
Asbtahula, o. Residence on Luke Hhore.
DMru.X7K.lNU, PhyfciiinVnd Surijeon;
otlice over Uee & ItoerH'. 1 huve acorn,
plete sot of Dr. Hadlleld'fl Kiuallzers, with
the exclusive rlKht of Ashhibula county.
Physicians are respectfully invited to call
nod e.vamluo the instruments. Ollice hours
ironi ill u. m. tol p. m. Hcsldence soutli ol
Ht. Petor'B church. lt'JO
PHOKN1X IKON WOIIK) CO.,Man'f,rs
Ul WYBN, riUWH HI1U lUIUIIIUS, VVlllUOW
Caps and Hills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Hlnks,
BlelRh Shoos, Ac, Plioanlx Foundry, Ashta
bula, Ohio. 10U1
JOHN 1)111111, Manufactuierofand Deal
er In Furniture of ttie best desorlptlonB.au .
every variety; also, General UnderuiK'
and Manufacturer of Collins to order; itiln
street, north of Houth Publio Hquare, Ash
tabula, Ohio. -Ml
AOTSDI N Sc HA KRIS will do all kinds of
ItepatrliiK ol Watches, (Mocks and Jewelry,
at 127 Main Street, iu room with Carlisle A
Cil.o. W. OK K 1 1SON, jeweler; Repalr
Iiik ol all kinds of Watches. Clocks and
Jewelry; Store In Ashtubula House Block,
BLAKtiSL.HR Ac iUOKU, PhotOKrapll
ers und Dealers In Pictures? KiiKravlngs.
Chromos, &o. ; having a lurge supply oi
Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre
pared to frame anything In the Picture line
at short notice and in the bout style.
FOKO A BltOTHECK, Manufacturers
and Dealers In Kaddles, Bridles, Collars,
Trunks, Whips, &o.M opposite Flsk Houhc,
Ashtabula, Ohio. 1016
P. F. OOD, Wholesale and ReuiU Dealer
In alt kinds of Coal, and Lumber. Hewer
Pipe of all Blzes. Olilce and yard at Center
street railroad crossing, Ashtabula. Hall's
shingles a specialty. Pine lumber .shingles,
lath, of all kinds. In any quantity, at the
lowest prloes, and delivered on cars or any
where In Ashtabula, Orders left at the
tore ofj. B. Crosby A Hons, will receive
prompt attention. lfyaj
JT. HUM. BVI-M, Agent for the Liverpool,
Londo A Globe InsuranceCo, Cash Assets
ovor J.IMMMHK) Gold. In the V, ti. $),tKHJ,000.
Htopl jolders ajso persoDally liable f 1218
DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur
veyor, Architectural and Mechanical
Draughtsman. OfUce In Pierce and Ked
head's Block, Anhtabula, Ohio. 1420
gml. K. KKlLI."EV7l). D. 8.; Newbor.
fYWrv'l llloek. cor. Main and Centra Hts.
Entrance on Centre tttreet. Oftioe hours, 9
o ix a. iu. i wj o y. m.
P. K. HILL, Dentist, Ashtabula
t Olilo. Olilce Centre street, between
Main and Hark. HMS
50 Years Before tlie Public.
Pronounced by all to be the most Pliasant
and Eitioacioui remedy now la use, for the
CURB Ol 0OUQH8, COLDS, ' CROUP, HOARSKNKBS.
tickling sensation, of the throat, whooping
cough etc. OvaR a million bottles bold, with
in tub last raw tbabs. It gives relief wherever
usmI, and haa Hie power to Impart benefit, that
cannot oe had from the cough mixtures now in
ue. Sold by all ))i-uglsts at 35 cents per bottle.
UKr-LERS1 LIVKH PILLS are also highly rec
ommended 'tor rurlng Liver Complaint, consti
pation. Hick-headaches, Fever and Ague, and all
diseases of th Btomach and Liver. Hold by all
Druggists at It cents per box, BN
E. R. Sellerg & Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.
ASHTABULA & PITTSBURGH R'Y.
CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 9th 1879.
Oolug Houth. Uolng North.
Kx. Ac'm stations. Ex, lAc'm
I. h'. A M.H.CriwNin'g
.. AnstlnhurKh ....
.. .. Kaulevllle
. . .Hock Creek. . ..
...New Lyme.. .
. . Blonmlleld
A." O. W. R. II. Cr'.
It 1 20
s dally except Sundays.
Gen. Pa ss. and Ticket Ag'en L
LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN
Mich. Express, leaves Buffalo atA.OS p. m.,
F.rle l:(H) a. m., Coniieaut 2:1(1 a.m., Ashta
buln 2:.Vt a. m., (Geneva 8:19 a. m., Patnes.
vllle IMIji a. m., Cleveland 5:H0a. m.
Hpeclal Chicano Express leaves Buffalo at
12::t) a. m., p:rle 8:40 a. m., AshtAbula 4:o0,
Palncsvllle 5:84, and arrives at Cleveland at
(I:.'I5 a. .. .
Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut
BtlkilTiH. m Aniboy 8:11, Klngavllle 0:21, Ash
tabula M, Haybnaik 0:4H, (leneva :M, PalneB
vllle 7:25, and arrives at Cleveland 8:40 a. m.
Toledo Express leaves Budaloflt (1:45a, m.,
ErleU:Nl, Conneaut 10:511, Klmtsvllle 11:11
Ashtabula 11:23 a. in., Baybrook Il::l8 ()e
neva 11:48, Painesvllle 12:18, and urrlves
at Cleveland at 1:25 p. m.
Hpeclal Ht. Louis Express leaves HurTalo
8:10a. m.. Urle 10:57, Ashtabula 12:02 p. m.,
Painesvllle 12:45, and arrives at Clevelmid
Paclrlc Express leaves Bulliilo 12:45 p. m.,
Erie 8:52, Aslilnbulil 5:12, Painesvllle 6:01, and
arrives at Cleveland at 7:05 p. in.
Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30 a. m,,
Painesvllle 8:2(1, Asli tabula fl:05, ConnPiiutW:28,
Erie 10:80, and arrives at BHllalo at 1:10 p.m.
Toledo and Itullalo Accommodation leaves
Cleveland at 11:15 a. m., Painesvllle 12::t3, le
ncva 1:11 a. m., Haybrook 1:20. Ashtabula 1:32,
KlliKsvllte 1:45,, Amboy . Conneaut 2:02,
Erie 3:25, Bullalo7:00 p. in.
Chicago and Ht. Louis Express leaves Cleve
land at 2:40 p. ni,, Painesvllle 8:2(1, Ashtabula
4:08, Erie 5:25, and arrives at Uullalo at 7:50
Conneaut Accommodation lenveH Cleveland
at 4:50 p. in., PalncKvtlleH:09. Ueneva 8:45, Hay
brook 11:55, Aslitiibula7;04, KiiiKSVtllc 7:15, Am
boy 7:21, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m.
Hpeclal New York Express leaves Cleveland
at 10:80p. m., PatncHvllle 11:20, Asblnbula u:01
a. m., Erie 1:45 and arrives at bullalojit3:55 n.
a-Tralns run by Columbus time.
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION
a Trains will run as follows:
No. l. W. KU
NO. 2. W. Kt.
P M f M.
I 07 4 15
12 5H 4 28
12 53 4 15
12 47 4 06
12 80 2 311
12 24 2 22
12 14 1 59
11 58 1 23
11 56 1 15
11 45 12 10
11 34 11 68
11 25 11 86
11 09 10 87
II 05 10 24
10 62 48
10 48 9 22
10 36 9 08
10 20 8 40
10 10 7 46
10 00 7
9 45 0 55
9 28 8 26
9 15 8 00
AM A M
Oil City East..
1 Junction . . ..
Oil City West
1 Heno .".
t Aslitahula ....
t Telegraph Stations.
Passenger fare nt the rate of 3 oents per
mile Uwuy stations counted In even halt
L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION L. S. & M. S.—YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH
Frum and aaer Dee. 14th, IS79, Passen-
ger Trains will run as follows.
No. 8.1 W. Ft.
1 47 8 80
15! 8 40
1 59 7 04
9 06 7 10
2 11 7 35
9 17 7 60
24 8 08
2 11 8 80
2 43 8 50
9 60 9 10
2 69 9 82
8 10 10 00
A H AM
!W. WmBf 'Id..
Mttsburgu ... ,
X Telegraph Htntlons.
Now known ad
The New York, Lake Erie & Western R.
Abstract of Time Table adopted Nov. 17, 1879.
PULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
and Hleeplng Coaches, oomblufng all
modern Improvements, are running through
without change from Buffalo, Huspenslon
Bridge, Niagara Falls, Clnolnnatl, Chicago
to New York.maRlng direct connection with
all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers,
and also with Sound steamers and railway
Hues for Boston and New England cities.
Hotel Dining Cars from Chicago to Hew
No. 8. No. 12 No. 4
stations. N.Y. Atlantic Night
Express Ex. Ex.
Dunkirk L've 106p.m
Balamanca.. ' 7.59 a.m. 8 85 "
Clifton... ' 7 05 " l is " 7 00 p.K.
Busp. Bridge " 715 ' 8 00 " 710 '
Nlsgiira Falls " 7 SO" 8 08 " 7 16 "
Butialo " "8 00 " "50 " 9 20 "
Attica " 9 05 " 410 " 10 80 "
Portage " 6 99 "
Hornellsvllle " 11105" t60 ' 1S86A.M.
Addison " 1158 ' 7 60 " 1 88 "
Rochester... ' 9 Oua m. 4 00
Avon.. " 9 48 4 40 "
Bath " 11 82 " 0 46 "
Corning " 118f.m. 816 166 "
Elmlra " tl 07 " 8 66 " 9 86 "
Waverly.... " 1 89 ' 9 80 ' 8 18 "
Owego " 9 16 " 10 10 " 8 68 "
Ulnghamton " 64 11 00 " 4 40 "
Greatllend. " 818" 8 08 "
Husquehauna " 8 40 " 11 66 " 6 80 "
Deposit " 4 12" 19 39 A. M 6 04 "
Hancock.... '" 4 41 " 109 ' 0 88 '
Narrowsburg J0 18 ' 99 " t 10 "
Laekawaxen " 0 38 ' ....... . 8 84
Honesdale.. Arr 7 48 " 11 26 "
PorTjervlsTTlve 7 2(1 ' 48 9 20 "
Mlildletown. " 08 " 4 40 " 1001 "
Goshen " 815 " Ill 15 '
Pa torson . " 8 38 " 8 98 " ii 86
Newark " I0""57 ' 7 80 " 8l6 f a.
Jersey City.. Arr. "10 19 ' '708 1910 "
New York 1' 10 26p.m. 7 6a.m. 19 26 "
RtDreil Truln. I,..v. New VorS
9.00 A. U. Cincinnati and Clilongo Day
Express. Dmwlng Hoom Coaches to Buf
falo and Suspenahui Bridge. .
8.00 P.M. Dally. Fast St. Louis Express,
arriving at Buftalo 8 0(1 A. M., connecting
with fast trains to the West, Northwest and
Houlhwest. Pullman's best Drawing Kooiq
ninr,i,r nnnt,..u 1.. u. ,,,-..1..
7.00 . lil. Dully. Paolllc Express. Hleep
lng Coaohea and Hotel Dining CafB through
to unicago wniioul enange,
r.00 p. iu. Emigrant train for the West,
Dal!y. No. 8 dally, exuept Sunday.
qAsk for Tickets via Erie Railway; for
sale Dy an principal omues. 1
JNO. S. ABBOTT, Gen. Pass. Agt.,
J. H. Bahtlbtt, Gen. Nor. Pass. Agent. Buffalo,
LEO Ali BLANKS.
A LARiiE find complete stock of
L,egai nianas lor sale at tne
1 1 1,1 1 - 1 - -- ' .
For New Sprin
Hats and C
Next door to Ttiurbcr and Diok
g Clothing, Fine
K WEAR of
iiison, Ashtabula House Block.
At 2-8 their ap
Kid Foxed Shoe, $1.50,
Mlnse Herge Shoe, $1.00,
Splendid Slioes for Suuimer.
C. A. HASTING
OPERA HOUSE BLOC
March 81 Ii, 18H0.
OF STOCK I
Rubber Boots, $2.75
Litflit Top Moots. $2.60.
Boys' Rubber Hoots, $2.00.
1 Case of Full Stock Calf Boots
appraised at$3.50,for 2.50.
S' OLD STAND,
K, 145 MAIN STREET,
Detroit Free Press.
coming E:ist last Monday had among; the
passengers a plain faced, sensible looking
girl about twenty years of age, and a thin
wuisted, sickly looking young man a vear
or two older. No one would have mistrust
ed that they were eloping had not the
young man asked the conductor if there
was a clergyman on the train. There was
none and the young man explained to the
passengers around him that he was in a bad
fix. lie had came down from Bath town
ship Iu a buggy, and he was quite sure
that the girl s father would take the other
road to the Chicgagn Junction, and there
board the Lansing train and raise a row,
but yet he loved the girl and was bound to
marry ner. 11 the old man came alone he
thought that he could bluff him off. but if
his iwo big sons came along the scale would
be turned, ile therefore wanted to know
of a man wearing a red woolen shirt and
coonskin cap it he would stand by him.
'You bet I will!" was the hearty re
sponse. I got my gall by ruunning away
with" her, aud I'll see you through this if I
never do any mote good. You wouldn't be
world a cent 111 a tree light, and now you
run into the baggage car and let me run
this affair alone. I want to be seated be
side the gall when the old man comes in.
When the whistle blew for the Junolion,
Coonskin changed places, and as the cars
hailed he put his arms around Mary and
took one of her hands in his. The old man
and his sons were on hand, and they piled
into the car pel mell.
"Here she is!" called the father, as lie
caught sight of the girl, and the three made
"Run away with my" began the old
man, but when he saw the stranger beside
ber he checked himself.
"Want any thing of us asked Coonskin,
as he looked up.
"Who are you, sir?"
I'm going to be your son-in-law in less
tnan an nour en, darling?"
He gave Mary a squeeze and Mary look
"Come along, Mary come right borne
with me said the father.
"LetB mash the villian!" said one of the
"Put a head on him let me get at him I"
snouteu tne otner.
The father seized Mary and the sons sei
zed Coonskin. Then a red shirt towered
aloft, a pair of big fists working with a
pop!" "pop!" and as fast as the trio got
up they made for the door, Coonskin fol
lowed, arms and feet working like a trip
hammer, and when the train moved off the
lather sat on a box with a big woolen mil
ten neia to ins nose, one 01 tne sons was
pulling loose teeth from his jaw and the
pi ner uoy was groping nis way to. a snow
bank. "Now then." said Coonskin, as the exul
tant lover returned, "resume vour seat.
take her little hand in yours, and dou't
calkerlate you owe me anything."
"Bay, Tom," said the girl, "I'm going to
aits nun tor mat. '
"All right, sis."
"Wall lust as vou feal." said Coonskin.
as he returned the smaok. "but I want it
distinctly known around these parts that
when I see true love on its way from Lan
sing to Howell to get spliced I kin lick all
wib peieuuitf uaus 111 tue oiate 01 micni-gan.1'
A Postal Card.
The postal card is a little over six years
old in this country, yet it is doing as well
as could be expected for its age. H has
only two eniinies,' the man who receives
duns 011 it and the manufacturer of writ
ing paper, The little postal causes a de
crease of from twelve to fifteen million dol
lars every year in the business of the writ
ing paper trade in this country. Postal
cards are made at Holyoke, and forty men
are continually employed at their manu
facture. The cardboard is furnished in
packages of 8,000 each, and everr sheet is
made into forty postals. Three presses are
kept going night aud day. A maohiue
silts the sheets 11110 strips ol ten cams eacli,
aud these iu turn are cut into single cards,
and duuiDed into biles of twenty-live each.
when they are packed by girls in pasteboard
boxes containing (MX) cards. A govern
ment official is constantly on hand to see
that no pilfering of cards is done. The
Holyoke manufactory turns out about a
million of cards a day. Last year there
were used in this country H-lB.lKia.ooooams,
Of the new international card introduced a
few weeks since, there have been 8,000,(100
used already. The government keeps on
hand in a fire proof vault 23,000,000 of the
THE $200,000 DIAMONDS.
How the Khedives Present was Finally
The famous diamond necklace presented
by the Khedive of Egypt toGen. Sherman's
eldest daughter on the occasion of ber mar
riage to Lieutenant Fitch has at last ceased
to have any public history. It will be rem
embered that the necklace valued by the
custom house authorities at $200,000, was
held some time for the payment of $20,000
duties which Lieutenant Fitoh, not being
rich, could not pay. Congress finally pass
an act authorizing the custom house offi
cers to deliver the diamonds to him free of
duty, which was done, and they were sent
to Washington for safe keeping in the
Treasury. After this Lieutenant Fitch as
certained that the yearly taxes on the dia
monds in St. Louis County, Mo. where he
lived, would be much more than his salary,
and he once more found them an elephant
on his hands. His father-in-law, General
Sherman, took pity on the boy, aud return
ed the necklace with thanks to the donor in
Egypt, Upon receiving them the Khedive
wrote to the General, saying that was not
his desire that the diamonds should be
given to any one member of the family,
and having learned thathehsd fonrdaugh
ters, it was his wish then that the dia
monds should be mounted in sets, and di
vided equally between them. These daugh
ters are Mrs. Fitch (nee Minnie Sherman),
Ella Sherman, Lizzie Sherman, and Ra
ohel Sherman. The necklace was then re
turned to the Sherman faintly, and mount
ed in four magnificient pendants, four
pairs of splendid solitaire ear rings, and
eight rings. These four ladies are now the
happy possessors of four complete suits of
diamonds, the value of each suit being at
least $75,000. This niakeB each of them
rich in ber own right, through the generos
ry of Egypt's former ruler,
The N. Y. Himes, which favors the nom
ination of Gen. Grant, just before the N.
Y. Republican Convention, remarked that
if the 00m motion in favor of a nomination
of Gen. Grant shows signs of subsiding, it
is due to the fact that politicians have tak
en it iu hand. As the product of a popu
lar preference, it was strong, and, if allow
ed to work itself out spontaneously, it
might continue so. But, when politicians
set themselves to promoting aud directing
it, the effects of blight begin to manifest
themselves. The fallacies aud sophistries
in regard to a third term are worn thread
bare, and make no impression; the buga
boo of Ciesarism is the limpest kind of a
ghost, aud nothing new has appeared in re
gard to the personality of Gen. Grant to
produce a change of feeling, and yet there
are symptoms of such a change. The fact
is, that many of those who desired Grant,
severed from his old associations, presum
ably broudeued by bis experience and ob
servation, and known to be strong, self
reliant, steadfast in purpose, and prompt
in action, do not want him as the candi
date of the Camernns and Conklings, se
cured by manipulated caucuses and pledg
ed delegations. They wauted him as the
people's choice, not the politicians', for,
while man cannot serve two masters he is
iuevitubly constrained to serve the one on
whom he is dependent."
There is a great force and significance in
this. Were the Grant movement a spon
taneous, overwhelming uprising of the
people, which politicians could neither
cause nor control, all arguments against a
third term would be inappropriate and un
availing; but, unfortunately, it is appar
ently the wurk of such poiiticiaus as Came
ron and Colliding.
Live out of doors as much as you can.
It is the place for a man to be. It is good
for the health. A distinguished physician
was in the habit of saying: "However
bad the air may be out of doors, it is al
ways worse iu the house," It is good for
the temper. People who are always shut
up in the house areapt to grow fretfulaud
peevish. They are prone to acquire nar
row views of things, and to worry over
trials not worth considering. It is good
for the whole character for strength,
hope, patience and fortitude. It expands
and softens one's nature and makes as more
There are a great many people in the
world who are bound by the close ties of
blood to the man who said that he had laid
up two shillings, one for himself and one
for the Lord, but that the one he had in
tended for the Lord had been lost in an un
A CHILDISH MEMORY.
BY F. K., BEST.
There's one seen that I remember
In thoae happy days ol yore.
Ere I learned alar U wander
From my fother'B cottage door.
'Twasa happy day of Hummer.
Nearlng to Its aoltlen close;
Time fur us to cease our playing,
And to aek the nlglit'a repose.
When the evening meal was finished,
And the tAska of day were done.
On our (iranrlslre's knees we ctamoered,
While he watched the setting sun.
"Grandslre tell to us some Btory,
Of the dlstAiit time ago." .
"Hush my children cease your pratllfK
I've no tales but what you know."
lint we coaxed and with him pleaded,
Till at last some tale he told
While he spoke, we hushed our talking,
Listened Ui the deeds of old.
What a picture In the sunset.
Wetbat happy trio made!
White. Old Age and gleeful childhood
Mixed theHunahlneand ttieehade!
Years have passed, and I have wandered,
Heen the world on every side,
Well rejoiced u climb the mountain,
And the billows swiftly ride.
TIM at last was home returning
With a quick end eager tread;
fiut.alaal for heart's found longing,
Found my little brother dead.
And my Grandslre, old and frosted.
Was with Jonnle, gone togod t
Tears were bursting. I waa seeking
Vainly for thepathB I trod.
The old door round which we gathered
Had no m re that happy charm ;
But I know that they are sheltered
bale from thought or fear of harm
And within the Angel's dwelling,
Walls of gold and streets so fair.
Are my Grandslre and my Brother,
Blending Shade andHuushlne there.
A MEMBER OF CONGRESS.
BY MRS. C. W. FLANDERS.
England hills years ago, as there are many
now, whose parents were poor. Jde could
not remember the time when he wore shoes
and stockings in the summer. Sometimes
in the winter, when he was obliged to walk
three miles to school, and wade through
snow-drifts that did not melt until the last
of May, he did wear such as bis father had
rejected, and a pair of shoes that slipped
up and down every step he took. Never
theless, they were shoes and stockings;
and he was infinitely prouder of them than
any king living is of his crown.
One day, as Tom was plodding along
with his slip shod shoes, pulling from exer
tion, and blowing his blue fingers to keep
them warm, there came dashing down the
hill a sleigh such as the youngster had
never seeu; no, indeed, nor ever dreamed
of. And a horse ! Tom stopped blowing,
so intense was his admiration of the ele
gant creature that came foaming and toss
ing its daintily arched neck right and
Tom sprang aside at the very last mo
ment, and as he sank up to his chin in the
light snow, tore off his cloth cap from his
head, and bobbed up and down as if he
were in the presence of the President.
"Jump on behind, my lad," shouted the
rider; "jump on behind. ' And Tom did
jump on, at the peril of his life, and away
they went tearing along with great speed
until over went riders and buffalos and
Tom sprang to the horse's head, and
clinging to the bit, the tips of his great
cowhide shoes touching the snow, asked if
the gentleman was hurt.
"Not a bit of it ray lad," said be, shak
ing himself free of the snow, "only
warmed up a little. What's the damage?
"Nothing, sir, that I see," returned Tom
his handsome face glowing with good
humor, as he yielded the horse to its own
er. "Well, then, my lad, get in and we'll
try again. You are going to school, I see,"
added the stranger, as he gathered up the
"Guess it's about two miles from here."
The gentleman turned and looked into
his face, and then glanced all over Tom's
figure, even to his feet.
"He sees my shoes," thonght Tom,
proudly to himself, giving his feet a shove
forward to make certain that they should
The gentleman did see them, and smiled
in spite of himself aa he glanced back to
He then kindly pulled the warm fur
around the boy, and pulling his cap over
his eyes, shouted, "Go alo.ig, Nell 1 and
the chestnut mare, now thoroughly sober
ed, meekly commenced the ascent of what
was known as the long hill. She was evi
dently accustomed of having her own way,
for she availed herself of every hollow to
rest, and did not allow herself to be press
ed forward until the whip was applied.
Tom wondered what had possessed the
creature a few minutes before. He scratch
ed his head on the right side and then on
the left, and finally, his Yankee cariosity
getting the better of his diffidence, he ven
tured to ask :
"If you please, sir, what was it that
made the mare run?"
"A stump," returned the gentleman
with a smile. "Nell is a little aristocratic,
and shies at such plebian things. She
does not know that a stump was the mak
ing of her master."
Tom scratched his head again, and
wiggled all over. Then out came the
"How could a stump be the making of
"My lad," answered the stranger, mark
ing the white surface of the snow gently
with bis whiplash. "I was a poor boy,
and my father could not afford to send
me to school. We worked very hard, but
I used to study evenings by the light of
the fire, and learned the whole of the Latin
grammar by the light of one pitch knot.
For a moment Tom sat perfectly still.
Then he asked, as if ashamed of bis igno
rance: "Please, sir, what's a Latin grammar?"
This last question aroused the gentle
man, and becoming sensible that the little
fellow at bis side was thirsting for knowl
edge, he very kindly weut over such parts
of Ids history as he thought would be of
interest to him, and ended by saying that
he was a member of Congress.
This last announcement almost took
the lad's breath away. He had heard of
members ot Congress, but he had an idea
they were myths, whom nobody ever saw.
Perhaps the ttwe with which Tom regarded
him as he glanced np sideways iuto his
face, Haltered the gentleman, for ho said,
smiling: . . ,
"You are just as likely to be a member
of Congress as I, You know, in America,
success is to be determined and braved.
If you study, as 1 did, you may possibly
rise as high yes perhaps higher!
"But I haven't any Latin graair&ar, sir,"
said Tom. ,.
"No? Well, would you like one?"
"Yes sir!" . cried Tom, with flashing
"Well, my lad, I shall come this way
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house for you."
"But I have no monev."
"Never mind; you can pay me when you
"Thank you," said Tom. "I won't for
get it. sir.
The gentleman looked down at him with
a quizzical smile, and the two rode on in
silence, until they reached the school
house. "Please don't forget the grammar."
suggested Tom, as he lifted the old cap
"Not I," returned the gentleman. "A
man who cannot keep a promise should
not make one hey, my laa?"
Nell tossed her head, and the boy soon
lost sight of the rider. Then he looked
down at his shoes, at his coat, and bis old
cap as he hung it on the peg in the entry,
and silently contrasted them all with the
fur-trimmed overcoat and outfit of the
"Never mind," said Tom to himself, "I
will have them all, too, when lam a mem
ber of Congress."
At the end of two weeks a bundle of
bookB was left at the school-house. There
was not only a Latin grammar, but a well
worn copy of Virgil, jEsop Fables, and
sundry other Tolumes such as Tom had
Pine knots were plentiful where Tom
lived, and he sat up until midnight all the
rest of the winter pondering over the mys
teries of those books.
As good luck would have it, the school
master, who boarded around with his pu
pils, had not eaten the rations due him at
Tom's father's. When he arrived, he en
tered warmly into the lad's ambitions nro-
i'acts, and as he had a smattering of Latin
limself, was qualified to aid bis pupil.
Aitnougn tne scnooi-master was allowed
to use a tallow candle, he vastly preferred
the more brilliant light of Tom's pitch
knot; so that, as often as the long winter
evenings set in, the master and the pupil
might be seen and were seen sitting be
fore the large fire-place, with their heads
buried in the pages of the books, along
which they plodded slowly, but to such
purpose that at the end of the winter Tom
could read his fable and solve his problem
in a manner very creditable to himself and
It was up-hill work with poor Tom, but
he never lost what little he gained, and
managed to make what little he accom
plished to tell on the future.
One day bis father brought home a
stranger, and told Tom that he was ap
prenticed, during his minority, to this man
who would make him a blacksmith.
"But lam not going to be a blacksmith!'
cried lorn, in a passion, "l o going to
"The more need that you shonld learn to
shoe the horse that carries you there," re
plied his father, with a shrug.
Tom packed up his worldly goods, not
forgetting his books, and;trudged away to
a distant village, where he pared horses'
hoofs by day, and studied and read at
night oy stealth, tor be was allowed neitb
er knot nor candle.
Six months the poor fellow tried to be
faithful to his duty, but one night when
the master had thrown his grammar into
the fire, and lathed him for his disobe
dience, Tom took leave of the work-shop.
He made his way, barefooted as he was.
over bogs and briars, until he ventured in
to the main road, and by dint of begging
a ride now and then, reached the city,
where, as Ben Franklin had done before
him, with his roll under his arm, he sought
and obtained employment.
Perhaps the happiest day of Tom's life
was when ne louud himself in the anti
auarian book store with nlentv of leisure.
plenty of books, and nothing to fear from
menu or ioe.
It is wonderful how he read and read
and read. The parched earth does not
more greedily take in the summer rain.
When his intellectual thirst was partial
ly satisfied he began to work. He saw the
ladder up which he must climb, and seiz
ing the lowest round, he made bis way
We all know by what steps an ambi
tious man makes progress by patient toll,
Dy seu-aeniai, Dy courteous deportment,
by the constant acquisition of knowledge,
Years passed by, during all of which
Tom bad looked in vain for his early
friend, the stranger. In his timid awk
wardness, be had not thought to ask the
name of his benefactor, and the only, op
portunity to do so had been lost.
. Well, years slid away, and Tom was
elected member of Congress from the very
county wnere he spent nis struggling boy
hood. , 1
He went to Washington, not in oowhide
shoes and butternut colored homespun,
but dressed something as imagination had
pictured, as he lookeu after his benefactor
on the eventful day of the sleighride.
A nobler looking man, the ladies in the
galleries said, never had appeared upon
the floor, than this Yankee member, who.
if he spoke through his nose, always drove
nis arrows noine 10 tne mark.
One day there appaaacd in the House
the venerable form of an ex-member, whom
all delighted to honor. It needed but one
glance at the genial face for Tom to reoog-
nize in him the goer et tne Latin gram
mar. , ,. ... 1 ,
"He bad come," be said, "to listen to
the gentleman who had so manfully de
fended the right, and to wish him God
"If, said Tom, with his old modesty,
"it has been my good fortune to do any
thing for our country in the hour of her
peril, I owe my ability to do so, in a great
measure, to yourself."
"To me!" echoed the astonished irenile.
man: "tome! I do not recollect of ever
having had the pleasure of meeting you
before in my life."
"Ab, Bir, have you forgotten, then, the
little school-boy among the hills of New
Hampshire, to whom you so kindly sold a
The gentleman mused.
"Sold anlri - I,.tin 1 vr
, - gl.lUUI.1 , lUff
that you reeall the incident, I do recollect
a litllo .-llr.. .U- . 1 1
iciiu. wuu interested me, and to
hom I gave some school-books."
"Well, sir, I am that boy. You told me
- ,j mi Liieiu wuen 1 got to con
gress. If you will honor me by meeting a
iew friends at dinner, I will settle the bill."
mignt pay lor them when I got to Con
Were the Russian eagle depicted with
three instead of two heads, it would sym.
bolize very aptly the present state of the
r-mpire. Instead of being divided, as is
generally supposed, into two opposing
camps of loyalty and disaffection, Rus
sia is portioned out into three distinct
parts two small but violent minorities
pulling vehemently in opposite directions,
and a vast, sluggish majority, whose only
wisn is to sit still. The "patriot" Pan-
Slavists, who prolonged the Crimean war
for a year after its author's death, and? who,
untaught by that terrible lesson, precipi
tated the struggle of 1877, are still as
clamorous as ever for foreign conquest,
Russian aggrandizement, and the exten
sion of the Czar's protectorate over all Sla
vonian nationalities alike. The Nihilists,
again, as their name denotes, hold tbe
"dowu wiui everything'' creed, and wish
to annihilate the whole existing order of
things, without troubling themselves much
as to what should be put in its stead. Be
tween these two extremes lies tne great
mass of the people, stolid, ignorant, un-
firogressive, stupidly contented, caring as
ittle for national glory on the one hand
as tpr popular freedom on the other.
v-:i:i: I I n .
iiuiusiu uas ueeu ueuueu as tne conuict
of despotism and revolution; but it would
be more correct to call it a war of city
against country of Russia solidified into
communities, against Russia sown broad
cast over moor and prairie. Disaffection
loves a crowd, for it is thus more easily
propagated. The students, massed to
gether in their universities the artisans,
crowded into great towns the soldiers,
cooped up by thousands in their camps or
barracks these are Nihilism's congenial
food. It is the restless, inquiring, unsatis
fied townsman, daily exchanging ideas with
scores of others like himself, and reading,
or having read to him, the verdict of half
a dozen newspapers upon the questions of
the day, by whom tumults are kindled and
plots organized. The provincial "Mujik,"
on the other hand, content with his black
rye loaf and tumbler of weak 'tea, his
sheep-skin frock and tar-besmeared boots,
knows little and cares less about anything
beyond the limits of his own village, his
formost thought being to make sure of his
lighted candles and his sugar cake on
Easter Suuday, and to keep his stove heat
ed and the chinks of his log-hut well
stopped during the four months frost.
Thus, then, Russia's chariot of state,
liable to be overturned by the plunging of
two runaway horses in opposite directions,
is steadied by the "diag" of her inert mill
ions of peasant population. Should these
ever be gained over by either school of ex
tremists, revolution will follow, as a mat
ter ot course; but this contingency seems
still tolerably remote. Not without rea
son did the Russian Oolot (Voict) assert
sometime previous to the late troubles,
that "Socialist opinions find no place in
Russia, and instead of alarming the Gov
ernment, only bring ridicule upon the
would-be propagators." Recent events,
indeed, have somewhat belied this rose
colored theory, but it is still true in the
main. The Turk himself is not more hos
tile to anything new aud strange than the
ordinary Russian. During the civil con
flict of December, 1825, when the adherents
of the Grand Duke Constantine strove to
prevent the elevation of his brother Nicho
las to the throne, the former attempted
to spur the zeal of their followers with the
shout ot "Constantine and the Constitu
tion!" In any other European country,
this cry would have fooud an echo in every
beart, but the phlegmatic Russians wore
only puzzled and offended by. ther myste
rious word "Constitutzia," - whivh their
leaders finally explained away as meaning
simply "Constantino's wife." Wiiilo such
meu are in the majority, there is no imme
diate fear of revolutiou. ,
AOooa Houiewlfo. 1
The good housewife, when she Is giving
her house its spring renovating, should
bear in mind that the dear inmates of her
house are more precious than many houses,
and that their systems need cleansing by
purifying the blood, regulating the stom
aoh and bowels to prevent aud aure the
diseases arising from spring malaria and
miasma, and she must kuow that there is
nothing that will da it so perfectly and
surely as Hop Bitters, the purest aud best
of medicines. See other column, 76-78