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RAVENKA, O.. THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1885.
Entered at the Post office at Ravraas. Okie
a second (;las natter.
PRESS.
IS-
GEO. L F&IRGHtLD&BRQ
DEA17ERS IN
China,
Silver-ware
AND
GIFT NOVELTIES!
"NO. 8, PHENIX BLOCK.
RAVENNA. t
All Necessaries for the Burial
of the Dead Furnished on short
Notice and on the most Reason
able Terms. Considerate At
tention Guaranteed.;
A. B. FAIRCHILD,
Undertaker,
Residence on East Main Street, honae formerly
occupied by Dr. Leonard.
WOHKS.
Prwpect Street, Ravenna, O.
JOES' F. BYEES
Will pay special attention to the Repairing of
STEAM ENGINES,
and all kinds of machinery.
Has on hand seven
NEW STEAM ENGINES,
rr t t to six-horse power, of his own man .
utactnre. euttuble for cheese Factories, and
other lirlit work, which will he put in for par
ties ilesiriug, on reasonable terms.
All work promptly attended to at reasonable
prlces.,
JOHN F. BYERS
Baveonu, March 1, 1833.
758
Business Cards.
J. H. NICHOLS.
attorney at Ltw and Notary Public. Office
in f-neoii Blocaver Second National Hank,
Kavenna, Uhio. ;
J. H. DUSSELL,
A TTOUNKV AX LAW, Counsel in
Knglish ami Sertnan. Office over t'ltih'B
Clothing Store, fhenix Block, Ravenna,
CJrocIsery,
P. B. CON A NT,
- a TTOKHEV AT l-AW, Ravenna, O.
-. f OUice in Blackatene Block, North Chest-
autdtreei, Kavenna, Ohio. 4 -..-.
I. II, PHELPS
TTOKH EY AND COVNSBLLOK AT
1. a ur. (VDice over Peter Kina's Grocery.
est alaiu St., Kavenna. Ohio.
A. W. BEMAN,
Attorney Law. OrFlca, So. 608
; - if roadway (tStb. Ward), Cleveland, Ohio. - TJi
A. N. FARR,
NOTABI PUBLIC, Mantua. O. Con
veyancing, Collections and tension Busi
ness promptly attended to on the most reason
able terms.
.. HUTOHIHS. W.B.IHOKAi.
HUTCHINS & THOMAS,
ttoney at Lie, Kavenna, Ohio. Office In
Empire Building. Mr. Uutchins will attend
at all terms of the Gouimon Pleas and Distriot
' Coorta In Portaxe Comity. .a. 41 -ly- .
I. T. SIDDALU
Attorney at Law. Office In Paenlx Block.
BaTenna,Ohio 418
X BOCKWELXi & NORRIS, b
Attorney at U and NotaryPubUc. Denel
Bloek, Kent, Ohio
lee. 10. lWi. 1.
O. P. SPERRA,
Atrner at Law. OUice in Wheeler's
Kulldiag. Main at.. Kavenna. KU
,-4 CD. INGELI4 1 5
'fz k ITOUNBY AT l.A and" Notary
1 V FoMie. Oface inoverMrs. Smith's Milli
cry Store' Mantua Station. Ohio. - 64S-tl.,v
K.j. . . - -- - - - - 1 1
V s E. W. MAXSON, f
Attorney and Counselor, at Lav possesses
anoarior facilities for making collections in
alliartsof the United States. - Office over
riret H ational Bank. Garrettsvjlle. Ohio.
- WAGGONER M. D.
6 Thralclna nd Surgeon,' Office East end of
V4"- Pnenix Block, Residence,-corner of Main
and Prospect Streets, Kevcoca. Ohio.
Omce hours : 8 to a. an, 1 to a and 1 to p.m.
C. L. BELDEN,
PHTSICIAM AND 80BGKON.-OiBee at
Residence. King Street, first door south ol
Main,.
i S M. G: McBRIDE,-M. Dv ,
" Homeplthlo Payslotmn and ; Surgeon.
(jfic In Poe's Block, over Urucery of K. A-
VanMes, v " - rt . . ,
Bshidknub on Cleveland Avenue, 6tU lesldence
North of" Bowery Street. . 8iT
Q. M. PROCTOR, M. D.,
?Hylolaa and Siirareoii,
ssALtJtarriLS, owo,
aym attend to all call? in the Una of bis profss-
ilou, both day and night. ,,.
Office, one door East of ShalertTtUellTchange
- gotei- i8 13
C. H. GRIFFIN,
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BNTIST. Office over First National Bank
OSce nour from e a. in ib a !
W. W. WHITE, M. D.,
FhTlolan and 8ura, OFHCK, East evi of
1'lcnii Miock, oi) utairs, BfcveaaaO. Ksi-
deuco. ob Pratt Street, vent 8iae,m
son th of Mjtin-
PETER FLATH.
Oiotbler and T3rchait Tailor, Hata, Caps
iadrurnishio,, .ioodi. FbeuU Bloc, ah
Street, KaTeuna, vow.
0M, ltot.il.
I4 . T OTITlt,
188i
SPRING.
o
" Price's are 1 owo r lliauever before known
in the history of ihe Carper, Trade."
Taking advantage of above faciei purchased
wlien prices were at very lowest notch.
Choice Spring styles in all leading' makes,
to add to an assortment ALREADY THE
LARGEST ever shown in this market, includ
ing Wilton Velvets.
BSoily IBrusels,
Tapestry ISrussels,
Three Ply Lowells,
Ex. Super, Super,
And all Cheaper Grades.
Linoleum, ' Oil Cloth, lats,
Rugs, Carpet Papers, etc , etc.
You cannot afford to buy without looking
through our stock.
Very large line of Curtains. Lace, Madras,
Turcoman and other Draperies. Shades and
Curtain fixtures.
DEY GOODS!
Large and complete stock of Dry Goods of all
kinds, including an unusually fine assortment
of Black Goods, Silks and Fine Dress Goods,
Laces, Embroideries, etc., which I shall be
pleased to show )Tou.
A. T. SMITH.
Heaflqiia-rfers
-AT
All the ITew and
Also, Men's. Boys' Overalls ami Jan
ets, warranted not to rip. As well as
Jean and otuer working i'uut.-t.Hiiii t,
and everything in that line, good uu.l
cheap.
Remember, I ray especial attention
to CUSTOM WORK, having a l:iri;e
and choice line or Foreign ami JJo
mestic Woolens to select from. If you
want a good, fine Suit, Pauts or Over
coat, I'll guarantee to give satisfaction
Iii Cuttini, WorimaDsiip & Trimmings
You will find a nnv and elegant
stock ofHats and Caps, of the
latest styles in Straw, Fur, Stiff aud
Soft Hats, at bottom prices.
In Trunks and Traveling Bags, Shawl
Straps, Umbrellas, &c, I have
a good stock.
Among others, the Oold and Silver
Shirt, unequalled by any other in the
market, ;
Give me a Call.
Clothier and Merchant Tailor,
- No. 3 Pheiiix litock, Ravenna, O.
W. D. DURHAM & C. L. EOOD
Have this day entered into copartnership for the purpose of carrying on the
Boot and Shoe Business
i . s in Ravenna, under the lirtn uy.uie of
""'G. 1m. ROOD & CO.,
and wish to announce to our frieudsand the public, that we Intend at all times
to keep on hand the most complete assortment f tlitse Goods in the most de
sirable styles aud qualities, and positively at lower prices than oau be had else
where. Custom Work aud Repairing done promptly, and satisfaction guarau-
Ravenna, April 16th, 1685.
Why Go with Co ld Feet,
WHEN A PAIR OP THOSE
MAGNETIC INSOLES
Will make you comfortable and happ)T? For sale at
ISTo. 2 OPERA BLOCK,
Haveiiuu, Olxio.
1885
for OIolM
Desirable Styles
FULL -reinforced: jM
TAC- SIMILE
I OF XHU - I
V "GOLD" "And --"SILVER
SHIRTS
A liream of folypherae.
The drearv day of rain Is iron at last,
A sore aweary of its gloomy blight
My strained nerves are lever. eta to-uiht.
And slof p is sailly coy. Grotesque and taat
Acalust the uail. fornenat me, fire-cast,
Xtae wcii Jest ohaaowa dance, aud pulled
quae
My eyea alternate open to watch them dream,
l.ilt 8f-e
Amniii; the h tilios grouped upon the wall
One ot a nnjuntnin rUinir dark and tall;
And out Let. re it. gieamlu, endlessly,
A waste 01 waters spread. io plain to me
It scarcely seems lo be a dream at-ail.
For plainly in my vision's widening eeope
Is Polypheme; 1 see him blindly grope
And xnoau the direlul woids, prophetic all,
Ot aatre Teleuiactius. Itis loud cries tail
Upon the sea and thunder down toe slope.
And as a spaniel in his pertest Way
(impertinent beyond a sense ol cure).
When certain distance safety will insure.
May at some wounded mastiff loudly bay,
Sjo dors Ihe ciivek. in puny pride, array
His seoi-Titut words. TheKiant will endure
Tiie Ituiuts no longer, and with power vast
1 ce the missile with a venxeduce csst.
But tioin its eiui-Be destructive rods allure.
The ship rides through the turmoil quite
secure.
And 1 have started from by bed aghast.
Courier Journal.
A GOOD MATCH FOIt l$OTH.
He went up the steps of his friend's
house and rangUe bell "he" was
Benjamin Cuthbert and before it was
answered he looked through the French
windows no one could help it who
stood on the porch and saw within a
lady and four children.
The lady sat in the big armchair read
ing a story-book. One little one
perched upon her knee. A girl sat
sewing beside the table, Snaking a doll's
dress, but listening to the reading all
the same. One of the boys was mak
ing a "Hy-trap" of paper the other
cutting puper-boats.
"What a happy man Dick is," he
said to himself, "with such a family
about hiiu. He lias stayed at home
and become a solid man, while I have
been roaming over the world. What a
pretty woman she is too"
"Well, sir?" said a voice at his el
bow. The door had opened as he stood
staring; and rather abashed, ho added
to a hasty, "Oh, beg pardon," the en
quiry: "is Mr. Fielding at home?"
The girl shook her head.
"No, he ain't," she said. "We ex
pect him home to-morrow. But if vou
would like to .sec Mrs. Fielding
"Take her my card," said Cuthbert,
offering one.
"She's just in there," said the girl.
"I know," said Cuthbert.
"And there ain't no light in the par
lor," said the girl.
"Oh, I'll stay here," said Cuthbert.
The girl vanished.
The next moment the lady appeared
at the door with the book in her hand.
"Mr. Cuthbert," she said, "dear me!
Have you been left out here? I sup
pose Ann believed herself to be doing
right, one does the strangest things
under that impression. Walk in. Mr.
Fielding will be so sorry he was away;
but he will be back some time lo-nior-row,
aud your room is ready for you.
Dick talks so much of you that you
seem quite an old friend."
"It is very kind of you to say so,"
said Cuthbert.
And he entered, and in the space of
ten minutes felt as if he had known
that little woman as many years. She
made him regret, as no woman ever
had before, that he had never fallen in
ovc and married.
A good supper was served shortly,
and when the children began to fall
asleep about the room, Mrs. Fielding
gathered them together, and with a
laugh, bade him good-night.
It is awfully stupid for you that Mr.
Fielding is not home," she said. "Your
room is the one just at the head of the
stairs. If you need anything, ring,
lilack Sam won't go to bed for hours,
lie sits in the kitchen and plays the lid
dlc uearly all night. Pleasant dreams."
He arose and bowed, aud said some
thing polite, and went up to his room
very shortly afterward. It was com
fortable and pretty, but he did not
sleep very w t il : Ue tossed about and
found himself creaming all sorts of
strange things-; he heard one of the
young Fieldings cry a great deal, and
wondered if it was sick.
In the morning, going downstairs,
he met a stout old lady in an apron,
carrying a bowl and plate on a tray.
She gave him good-morning.
'Is the child sick" he asked.
Law, no, sir!"
"I heard it cry so much," he added
in apology.
"They always do, bless 'em!" said
she, "Always!"
"I'd put a stop to it, I think," said
Cuthbert to himself, "if I was Dick. A
strapping little boy like that!"
And he did not envy hia friend's mat
rimonial joys so deeply. But after,
when they were all at table again, those
doubts vanished. He had been very
loug a stranger to any home, and for
years together had sojourned where
women scarcely came. He had matte
money; but what had he not missed?
He told his adventures in the mines
and at far-oil' ranches to the children,
who thought it as interesting as a fairy
tale. Iudecd it was. And Mrs. Field
ing listened, and when the child upon
her knee cried, "Oh, isn't it splendid?"
she nodded at him and smiled at the
narrator.
Later on in the day a letter came.
It was from Fieldiug.
"He writes," said Mrs. Fielding,
"that he may be detained by business,
but vou must stav until he comes.
We'll go and see the falls to-day, and
there's an old glen and cavern close by,
and au old house that Washington stayed
overnight in, with the original old fur
niture aud family miniatures by Mal
loue, aud all the rest of it. It is all
wortit driving to see."
He agreed to everything, of course,
and he enjoyed himself very much so
much that it surprised him. A little
woman who did not talk a great deal,
and four children. He should have
thought it would be very dull. On the
contrary, he was utterly happy.
That night that dreadful youngest
boy shrieked more shrilly than ever,
and somebody cried:
"There, there, a tootsy!"
"I'd cut a small switch, I think, if
it's not a case for chulera medicine,"
Mr. Cuthbert remarked to himself.
And he looked at the healthy smiling
child in astonishment next day, and felt
inclined to ask questions. He was de
terred by the fear of seeming fussy.
The old woman in the apron often
crossed his path, and always with
something to cat on a tray, aud he was
sure he heard a voice ho did cot know
occasionally.
There was a sort of encbantod castle
mystery about all this, and be might
have fathomed it had his mind not been
occupied by a trouble of his own.
It came upon him one moonlight eve
ning as he lay lazily in the hammock
betsveeu two pine-trees, with the small
Albert Edward perched upon his chest.
-1 yike you," said the talkative child.
"Do you yike me?"
"if you didn't cry allniht I would,"
said Mr. cuthbert.
"I don't cry," sail Albert Edward.
"Don't you?" said the gentleman.
"Well, then I like you."
"Do you yike Phiwip?" asked Albert
Edward, "and Neddie and Kittie?"
"Yes, indeed."
"Do you yike Nurse Smiff?"
"Is iurse Smith the stout lady with
the tray of eatables?"
"Yes," said the boy.
Oh, I adore her!" said Cuthbert
Why?" asked Cuthbert.
"She won't let me hug my moiier'"
'Why not?" asked Cuthbert.
"1 don't know," said Albert uward.
"Do you love my inosier?"
"Yes, 7 said Cuthbert.
Then suddenly he started to his feet,
sick at heart.
The truth fli-jhe.1 upon him. He
knew why he was so happy at that sim
ple home. He loved his friend's wife.
The fecliug had come to him. He had
had no thought it could be. He had
done nothing a man should not du.
He could no more help it than he could
have helped a sudden attack of illness,
or a lightning stroke: but it was true.
It was true, he loved her; and this was
the lirst love of his life, aud love at
that, had come to hiiu when he was
nearly forty, a stronger, deeper, and,
as he felt, a more enduring passion
than he could have harbored in his
heart at oue-nnd-tvventy.
His friend's wile, a virtuous matron,
sitting amongst her children, uncon
scious of his thoughts. Well, at least
he was only a pitiable wretch. He had
said nothing, done nothing, to show it.
He had not suspected himself until this
moment, but had only thought life
sweeter than it had ever been before.
Oh, so much sweeter!
And now he would do the only thing
a gentleman and a man of honor could
do. s He would leave the dangerous
spot. He would rise with the dawn,
and before he could see that sweet
woman again, would quit the house.
He sat down and wrote this little
note that night, with a trembling hand,
and eyes that scarcely saw the paper:
Mas. FiKMMNt;. l)K.r. Madam. .Sud
den news has reached me which compels
me to leave at once. X cannot even wait to
thank you for your kind hospitality, (live j
my love to my dear old menu, whom 1
hope to see soon. Yours truly,
liKN.IAMl.N ( 1-THBKRT."
This he enveloped, sealed, and gave
to lilack .Sam, scraping his fiddle iu
the kitchen.
He did not sleep much that night.
Albert Edward cried terrifically with
long cat-like .squalls, and choking soKs,
and his light drew a number of curious
winged things into his room that
buxxed about, and crackled the news
paper, aud tickled in the surbasc, and
rustled in the curtains.
At daybreak, un refreshed and very
miserable, he took his portmanteau in
his baud aud shut the door behind him.
"(iood-bye, dear woman," he said
sadly, "t iood-bye forever."
He looked at a certain window as he
spoke it was quite the wrong room;
but that was not the only mistake he
had made aud then walked to the
station, accumulating alternate layers
of dust aud mud ou his boots, and,
breakfastlcss and forlorn, took the ear
liest morning train cityward.
He had been trying to forget his folly
for two good weeks, when one morning
somebody asked for him, aud that
somebody proved to be no other than
his old friend, Richard Fieldiug.
Hands clasped and kind words passed,
and then Fielding cried in his own
hearty honest way.
"But why didn't yon stay at my
house, Ben? I should have been so
flad. Catherine says it was too stupid,
ly wife says the baby kept you awake.
It's a frightful little squallcr. Splen
did child, though; weighs fourteen
pounds. Nurse Smith says you asked
after it so kindly when you met her on
the stairs, you thought it must be sick.
Quite unfortunate, your coining when
1 was away, and my wife couldn't en
tertain you."
"Mrs. Fielding was most kind," said
Cuthbert.
"Oil, yes, Catherine would do her
best, but my wife is different," said Mr.
F'ieldiug, spreading his hands abroad.
"My wife has aplomb, and all that
the life of every company she is in
good talker. Now Catherine, nice do
mestic little woman, is very quiet a
little serious and silent eh?"
"Who is Catherine?" asked Cuthbert
with wildly beating heart.
"Catherine was Mrs. Jefferson Field
ing. You remember poor Jell' ? She's
his widow. She's lived with ns for
years. The children adore her. Y'ou
know she say-j she never said anything
about the new baby; didn't like to. 1
wonder why not? But Nurse Smith
says you must have known, for you
asked after it; aud its shriek no baby
over four weeks shrieks like that. Of
course you know, Cuthbert."
"1 don't know. I'm au old bachelor.
I laid it all to Albert Edward," said
Mr. Cuthbert. "I made several mis
takes iu your family. I couldn't think
why Nurse Smith carried so many
trays of provisions upstairs, and I I
thought your brother's widow was your
wife."
"Poor little, sister-in-law!" said
Fielding. "Yes, yes, a sice body, but
not Amelia Jane. She is quite another
person."
"Thank heaven!" gasped Cuthbert.
"I see how it is," thought Fielding.
"Catherine has been prim and dull, or
offended him somehow. Come down
with me. Amelia Jane is up now and
wants you to see baby," said Fielding.
Cuthbert went.
All the way along he sang a song of
rejoicing to himself. He had not fallen
in love with F'ielding's wife; he had
nothing to be ashamed of. There was
no harm in adoring Jefferson's widow.
Staudiug at the railway-station one
day "To think," said Mrs. Richard
Fieldiug, "how things come about.
Who would have dreamt that your
friend was coming here to marry Cath
erine. Well, it's a good match for
both. I'm delighted."
"So am I," said the husband. Then
they waved their kerchiefs to the de
parting bride and bridegroom, and
went home together.
. A party of newspaper correspondents
recently met in Loudon and were giv
ing their experiences of the drinks to
be got in the various parts.of the world.
One told of a famous concoction pre
pared in Italy; another spoke of the
drinks of Calilornia; another of Meso
potamia, Australia, etc. The last man
to speak said that at a supper in Russia
he once got a drink consisting of a pint
of champagne and a pint of brandy
hot, which was drunk with a toast to
the guest of the evening- "Well?"
said a listener. "Oh. after that you
were put to bed; there was nothing
felse to do that evening," was the re
"joinder. Liawycr and Client.
A company is seated at the hospita
ble board of a rich and respected mer
chant A lawyer who has risen into
fame, relates his early experiences. "I
was terribly flustered at first, and the
more so as my lirst client was, as I dis
covered during the trial and since then,
an arrant knave and imostor. But
what could I do? He moved in the
highest position, and a scandal would
have, brought disgrace upon his family.
It being my first case, 1 was bound to
make the best of it, and managed to
pull through." Dinner over, the guests
passed into the drawing-room, where
they were soon joined by an important
personage, a new friend of the host,
who was immediately introduced to tho
young lawyer. "Why. I know this
gentleman, and very welL too. Ah,
young man! You owe your success to
me. It was I who brought you your
first brief. Y es. ladies, I waa the first
lieatoXMr, B " (Tableau,) ,
COMMUNISM.
BUI Nya Write a Courteous Letter oa tha
Kutojeet.
Dear Sir: Your courteous letter of
the 1st inst., in which you cordially
consent to shale my wealth and dwell
together with me in fraternal suushine.
is duly received. While 1 dislike to ap
pear cold aud distant to one who seems
so yearnful and so clinging, and while
I do not wish to be regarded as purse
proud or arrogant. I must decline your
kind offer to w hack up.
Vou had not heard, very likely, that
I am not now a communist. 1 used to
be 1 admit, and the society no doubt
neglected to strike my name off the roll
of active membership. For a number
of years 1 was quite active as a com
munist. 1 would have been more act
ive, but I had conscientious scruples
against being active in anything then.
While you may be perfectly sincere
in your belief that the great capitalists
like Mr. Gould and Mr. Yanderhilt
should divide with you, you will have
great difficulty in making it perfectly
clear to them. They will probably de
mur and delay, and hem and haw, aud
procrastinate, till tin ally they will get
out of it some way. Still, I do not
wish to throw cold water on your enter
prise. If the other capitalists look
favorably on tho plan, 1 will cheerfully
co-operate with them. You go and see
what you can do with Mr. Yauderbilt,
and then come to me.
You go on at some length to tell me
how the most of the wealth is in the
hands of a few men, and "then you at
tack those men and refer to them in a
way that makes my blood run cold.
Y'ou tell the millionaires of America to
beware, for the hot breath of a bloody
Nemesis is already in the air.
You may say to Nemesis, if vou
please, that I have a double-barreled
shot-gun standing at the head of my
bed every night, and that I am in the
Nemesis business. Y'ou also refer to
the fact that the sleuth-hounds of eter
nal justice are camped ou the trail of
the pampered millionaire, and you ask
us to avaunL If you see the other
sleuth-hounds of your society within a
week or two, 1 wish you would say to
them that at a regular meeting of the
millionaires of the country, after the
minutes of the previous meeting had
been read and approved, we voted al
most unanimously to discourage any
sleuth-hound we found ou our trail
after W o'clock P. M. Sleuth-hounds
who want to ramble over our trails
during ollico hours may do so with the
utmost impunity, but after 10 o'clock
we want lo use our trails for other pur
poses. I do not censure you, however. If
you could convince everyone of the
utility of communism it would certain
ly be a great boon to you. To those
who are now engaged in feeding them
selves with Hat beer out of a tomato
can such a change as you suggest would
fall like a ray of sunsfiine in a rat hole,
but, alas! it may never be. 1 tried
it a while, but my efforts were futile.
The effect of my great struggle seemed
to be that men's hearts grew more and
more stony, and my pantaloons
got thinner on the seat till it seemed to
me that the world never was so cold.
Then I made some experiments in man
ual labor. As I began to work harder
and sit down less I fonnd that the
world was not so cold. It was only
when I sat down a long time that I felt
how cold aud rough the world, really
waa,
Perhaps it is so with you. Sedentary
habits and stale beer are apt to make
us morbid. Sitting on the stone door
sills of hallways of public buildings
during cold weather is apt to give you
au erroneous impression of life.
Of course I am willing to put my
money into a common fund if I can be
convinced that it is best. I was an in
side passenger on a Leadville coach
some years ago when a few of your
friends suggested that we all put our
money into a common fund and I was
almost the first one to see that they
were right. They went away into the
mountains to apportion the money they
got from our party, but I never got my
dividend. ""Probably they lost my post
office address. New York Mercury.
Two Fables.
THE SINtilN'H FROG.
A Frog who had long Dwelt in a
Pond near a Peasant's Cabin was cne
evening Highly Delighted to hear the
Peasant remark to his wife:
Have-yon ever Noticed how Beauti
fully that' Frog Sings?"
The Speech tickled the Frog Amaz
ingly, and he at once began his Tune
and Kept it up all night long. At day
light the Peasant came down with a
club and called out:
"If You don't leave here Forthwith
I'll be the Death of you!"
"What have I done?" asked the As
tonished F'rog?
"Kept us Awake all night with your
Croaking!"
"But it was only Last Evening that
you complimented me on my Song."
"That is True, but I had Heard only
brief Songs and at long intervals."
Moral It is a Dangerous thing to
compliment the man who makes the
Opening Speech at a ward caucus.
Nine times out of ten he'll want to go
-to the Legislature.
THE BEETLE AND THE GRASSHOPPER.
The Beetle and the Grasshopper met
by Accident one day on the bank of a
Pond, and each at once Assumed Im
portant Airs.
"I am a Jumper from Jumperville!"
called the Grasshopper.
"But I have twice your Strength!"
growled the Beetle.
"I have received Column after Col
umn of Press notices!"
"And Scientific meu have Declared
that 1 ought to have been a Humming
Bird!"
They continued to Chatter and
Boast until they got mad, grappled
with each other, aud Rolled into the
Poud to be snapped up by a Fish.
Moral "Really," said the F'ish, as
he Chewed away at the Bones, "there
is very little Difference between Dead
Folks!" Urlroit free Press.
Character in the Mustache.
There is a gro:;t deal of character in
tho mustache. As the form of tho up
per lip and in tho regions about it ha3
larircly to deal with tho feelings, pride,
self-reliance, manliness, vanity, and
other qualities that give self-control,
the mutaohe is more particularly con
nected with the expression of those
qualities or the reverse. When the
mustache is ragged and, as it wore, fir
ing hither and thither, there is a lack
of proper self-control. When it is
straight and orderly, the reverse is the
case, other things, of course, taken in
to account. It there is a tendency to
curl at the outer ends of the mustache,
there is a tendency to ambition, vanity,
or display. When the curl turns up
ward there is geniality, combined with
a love of approbation; when the incli
nation is downward there is a more
sedate turn of mind not unaccompanied
with gloom. The reverse quality is
well indicated by tho common portraits
of Shakspeare. who was as much noted
for cheerfulness and geniality in life as
those qualities are manifested in his
writings. It is worthy of remark that
good-natured men will, in playing with
the musta J'e, invariably give it an np
ward inclination, whereas cress-grained
and moro: Ken will pull it gUiquelj
4mwr&
Imitation Grandfather Cloc ks. i
The real grandfather clocks are stiil
much sought after, not only by the
nouvean riche, but by those whose
aristocratic ancestors failed to hand
dowji the tall timepiece which stood in
their hallways in the days of yore. The
word real is used advisedly, for the de
mand for these old-fashioned timepieces
has given rise to the manufacture of
imitation grandfather clocks. A year
or two ago some were brought to this
market from the New Eugland states,
but at present. Baltimore is the only
place where the hiatal ion clocks are
manufactured and sold as genuine.
Mauy of onr largest jewelers, however,
are making clocks the cases of which
are constructed of mahogany, walnut,
rosewood, and cherry iu imitation of
the ancient timepieces, but these are
invariably sold for just what they are.
Indeed, the fact is that it has been
found impossible to build an imitation
grandfather's clock so that the decep
tion could not be detected by experts,
the defects being found in small de
tails. In New England a century ago a
large number of these clocks were
made, the works being constructed out
of wood, and while they are said to
have been excellent timekeepers in their
day, such of them as are in existence
now have long since outlived their use
fulness, except as ornaments or curios
ities. The real antique grandfather
clocks, with metal works, are dated
from 1790 to 1810. The style known
as the "Dutchman" represents by far
the finest of these antique clocks. These
were made in Holland and some of
them that are still in existence are dat
ed as far back as 1700. Many of them
are of exceedingly fine and intricate
workmanship, chiming old Dutch airs,
striking the hours and quarters, and
showing the phases of the moon's cal
endar. They are perfect timekeepers
and are worth from $400 to 1,000
each.
Early in the eighteenth century En
gland also manufactured similar clocks
and quite a number of them were in
cased in frames by Chippendale, the
famous cabiuet-makcr of a century and
a half ago, and those now command
fancy figures. A clock made for a
London iirni, which is incased in a
Chippendale case of rare beauty, but
simple in design, is now exhibited in an
establishment on Union Square. In
addition to keeping correct time, it
shows the motion of the planets, the
caleudar, many astronomical data, and
plavs thirteen tunes. It is valued at
2,200.
"Is it possible," asked the reporter
of an expert in the business, "that the
clock of the future will run perpetually,
being so constructed hatthe changes
of the temperature between night aud
day will wind it up?"
"No doubt that such clocks will Ie
manufactured, as it is perfectly feasible
to construct one to be run not only by
changes in the temperature, but by oth
er situple forces, such, for instance, as
the draught from a chimney. Clocks
can be also constructed to run for an
almost indefinite period without being
wound up by extreme delicacy in man
ufacturing their works."
"Do 50U think that clocks of this
character will ever come into general
use?"
"That is not likely, as the delicacy
of their works would prevent them
from being of practical valuator every
day use. -V. T. Mai! uitj Express.
1
How a Treaty was Made.
Duriug the French conquest of Al
geria negotiatiuus i..r peace were en
tered upon Willi the sheiks of certain
Arab tribes, aud a meeting for the set
tlement of terms was armued to take
place at the French head-quarters. The
French officers received tneir guests of
the desert with great hospitality, aud a
banquet was given iu their honor. At
this the utmost splendor was unfolded
in order to dazzle their eyes and capti
vate their simple minds. At its con
clusion an adjournment to a large halt
was proposed. Here M. Houdin, the
celebrated conjuror, who accoiupauied
the F'rench forces was to give them an
exhibition of his skill, which to them
seemed supernatural. They stared in
open-mouthed wonder at all the tricks
that were performed, and a feeling of
awe crept over them as they saw mys
terious appearings aud disappearings
of various objects. But the greatest
marvel to them was the apparent man
ufacture of cauuon-balls. The con
jurer passed around among them a high
hat. This they examined very care
fully, but without being able to discov
er anything unusual in either its make
or appearance. When it was returned
to him, Mr. Hondin placed it on the
floor in the middle of the stage in full
view of his audience. He then pro
ceeded to take from that hat cannon
balls apparently without number, and
rolled them across the floor into the
wiugs. This terminated the perform
ance. The chiefs consulted among
themselves, and came to 'the conclu
sion that it was useless to oppose an
army that could turn out its ammuni
tion iu so easy a manner. They there
fore signed the required treaty, and de
parted to tell their friends in the desert
of the wonderful power of the in
vaders. Editor's Drawer, in Harper's
Magazine for May.
A Good Scheme.
"I tell you what it is," said Tom
Hardup to his friend Binks, "it Las
come to this. I must have a new suit
of clothes. See how seedy I am get
ting! Now, my boy, 1 have hit upon a
plan that I think cannot fail to an
swer." "What is it?" said Binks,
looking some . hat askance at poor
Tom. "AVell, it is simply this: You've
got a 20 piece in your pocket, 1 know.
Now, just lend it to me for ten min
utes. I intend to go to 's place,
where I used to have credit, but, con
found it, I look such a wreck now, I
don't like to ask it. A few minutes
after I enter the store yon stroll iu and
say: 'Hello, Tom, old chap, can you
let me have 2J for a day or two?'
I'll say certainly, and hand you over
the coin you lend me. That little
transaction will at once substantiate
my credit, and I shall be able to ar
range matters satisfactorily with the
tiilor." Binks wa3 a cautious man,
but he could see no harm or risk in
thus helping his impecunious friend
along. Accordingly Tom went into
the tailor's shop and was busily en
gaged selecting some material, when
Binks sauntered in. "Hello, Tom!"
said Binks, in a loud tone "you're just
the man I've been looking for. Can
vou loan me $20 for a week or so?"
Txu turned from the cloth and re
plied: "Awfully sorry, old boy, but
'pon my word 1 have not more than a
dollar or so about me." Bink's face
grew visibly longer He winked and
nndged Tom. whispering: "Confound
it. man. hand over the coin." But
Tom was obdurate. At last Binks grew
tired of the game, and stood out on
Montgomery street to wait for Tom.
Tom, however, went out of a sido
door. There will be war when these
two meet again. San Francisco Aetca
Letter.
A Maine farmer says that a cow can
be cured of kicking by catching hold of
her leg while in the act. Just so; and
a bee can be cured of stinging by catch
iag hold ot her sting while jq the ?gt
KX. O K A N T'H FAITH. S
A Southern Version ot Orant'a Plea tae.
Geueral Lee.
R. S. M, Culloch. in a recent issue of
the New Orleans Times-Democrat, say
the present is perhaps the lit moment .
to make public the following statement.
In the year 1S07 the undersigned spent
an evening with the late John W. Gar
rett, Esq., then President of the Balti
more and Ohio Railroad, who made the
following communication:
After the assassination of Mx. Lin
coln the Cabiuet met iu the Treasury
Department and passed a resolution to
arrest and try by military commission
the leading men of the Vmfederacy.be
giuning with such as Messrs. Davis.
General R. H Lee, and others, and
meaning thereby to strike terror into
the hearts of the Southern people; sus
picion of complicity in that crime be
ing the ground for such intended
trials. :
I hey concluded that to carry their
resolution into etlect, Ueneral tyrant
must give the requisite orders. Tired
of war he was seeking repose on tha
banks of the Delaware. He was,there
fore, telegraphed to come immediately
to Washington, and the railroads wer
ordered to bring him without deten
tion. . - '
Mr. Garrett was at the moment in
Washington, and was instructed by
Mr. Stanton to go forthwith to Balti
more, in a single express car, there to
meet General Grant and bring him to
Washington as quickly as possible. Ha
was also
TOI.l BY MR. STANTOX "(
to inform General Grant of the resolu
tion passed, which he was expected to
execute, and that the Cabinet would
be in permanent session until his arriv
al. '
When the message was delivered, in
the car. General Grant said:
These gentlemen do not reflect that
snch action would be a stain upon tha
escutcheon of this Nation which could
never be wiped out. The assassination
seems to have unsettled their wits.
Tell me that such men as General Lea
and Mr. Davis had anything to do with,
a murder, gentlemen whom I have
known and esteemed for years, and
who arc incapable of crime. As well
suspect myself."
The response was: "Well, General,
the Cabinet are waiting only for you to
give the orders, and you will go into
their meeting as soon as you get there.
I hope when you do that you will speak
to them just as you have now done to
me."
Then came the noble reply; "I shall
go further. Mr. Garrett. I shall tell
them thev must first take my sword
from me.
cpon tneir arrival i,enerat 1 1 rani,
went directly into Cabinet meeting, and
Mr. Garrett remained in the corridor.
After some time the Postmaster Gener
al came out. Approaching him, Mr.
Garrett said: "1 do not wish to-pry in
to that which is confidential or secret;
but you know the message with which
I was charged. When I delivered it
General Grant said he would tell you
geutlemen that vou
AL"T FIRST TAKE HI3 S"VOED r,
from him." The answer was: "Ha
has done that very thing, Mr. Garrett.'
To which the response was: "That ia
all I wish to know. Please tell Mr.
Stanton he will find me at his housa
when your meeting is over. He told
me he desired to see me on railroad
business, and I shall go there and talk:
with Mrs. S. uutil his return." When
Mr. Stanton went home he confirmed,
what his colleague had said, and gava
Mr. Garrett the information that what
took place iu the Cabiuet was substan
tially the equivalent of what had oc
curred aud been said in the car.
When this statement was made ta
me, in lhb7, by Mr. Garrett, I was as
sociated in Washington College, at
Lexington, Va., with General. R. E.
Lee, and upon my return from Balti
more 1 repeated it to bini, remarking
that it might be news to him. He ad
mitted that it was, but instantly said:
"I can add to it for you." And then,
he told me that one of his kinsmen,1
hearing a rumor that military trials,
and executions were contemplated, and'
apprehending trouble, went to Wash
ington, and was then making inquiry.
Learning which General Urant sent for
him, and said: "Please go to General
Lee from me, and tell him to- have no!
fears; that the government mnst re
spect what the army has-done.and that
not an ollicer or private to whom terms
of surrender aud parole have been con
ceded shall be disturbed. " - '
It was long hoped by the undersign
ed that publicity would be given to tha
above facts by Mr. Garrett himself.
But now that his death precludes tha
possibility of such testimony, they ara
hereby made known as told to me, and
as doubtless they have been also com
municated by Mr. Garrett to others, if
never published before.
THE WOULD HAS ADMIRED ,
the courteous magnanimity of . Grant
when Lee surrendered on the field ol
Appomattox, and our people have felt,
and appreciated it all. But they do
not generally know, though they should,
that the lives of onr leading men wera
in great danger, and that they wera
then protected by Grant alone. ,
A Rare Old Coin.
For some time past, says the Louisville
Times, extensive improvements hava
been in progress at the Phoenix brew
ery, situated "on the hill," to com
plete which it has been necessary to
make extensive excavations.- Yester
day while the men were at this work
one of them, at a depth of thirty or
more feet from the top of the hill,
turned over what he thought was an
old copper. He picked it np and
rubbed off the dirt with his fingers.
The coin was shown to Mr. P, Web
er, and it turned out to be a very rara
one. It is evidently of Spanish coin
age, but whether from one of the Span
ish isles or one of the provinces ot
South America, under Spanish, rule at
the date of the coin, no one who has
seen it can state. It is of silver, and
about the size of an American silver
half dollar, but not so thick. - On ona
side is a Grecian cross, encircled by
the letter "S." The words "Cuncta
Per Deum" are beneath the date 1795.
On the reverse sido is an odd-shaped
shield with the words Res-pubIica
Scldore," and beneath "20 Baz," tha
evident value of the coin.
A number of experts have been asked
in regard, to it, and all who were ap
proached" by the reporter said that it
was a very rare coin.
For a "long time there h9 been &
legend that there was a large amount
of money buried about "the hill,"
somewhere along r.oa.rgrass creek, and
the linding of. this peculiar piece of
money created soiuo littlo stir in the
neigh borhood. and to-day a number of
persons have been watching tho work
men and searching in the upturned
earth in the hope ot finding a treasure.
Mr. P. Weber, the president of tho
brewing company, has the coin in hia
possession.
The Pacific Medical Journal, refer
ring to a recent writer who asserts that
Maine lnmiwrmeii are free from dys
pepsia because they are in the habit of
rising chewing gun', sr.ys that if he
would add to his suggestion of using
chewing gum that of becoming lum
bermau tue icoicJy would be very ef
tecuve."

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