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. t By JAMES REED. Independent in all thing. in -A.dvnnco. VOLUME XX-NO. 31. ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, JULY 31, 1809. WHOLE NUMBER 1022. ISHTABULA WEEKLY TEL TRitnt op unncRirTiom . two Dollars per annum paid trlctljr In advance. " ' ADVKltTI7rtO WATKS I ., Twnlre linns or less of Nonpareil make a eqnare, r u . tk One square wire,, 1 no One sqnare H mm,, S 00 One snnara A mos. . A 00 V Taro squares S mos. S no Two inimrM ftmna ft H On Two squares! year, 11 no Fonr sqitarcs I year 15 00 Tlnlf column 1 year, S", no i linq liqimrP 1 JV!r,, " 1 mm ....... jvn, Unslnuss rards of not over five llm-s per year fa 00 Obituary Notlcea anlcae of general Intereet half ratea. m'- 0 JPIUNTIJfO , .. , Of every description attendndtn on rail, and done In tha mot tasteful manner. . One sonar t ri-ar,, 00 Business Directory. PHYSICIAN. ' DR. K. Ii. KIWU, Phyelden and Snrjreon. ofrlr over llondrr A Kinir'a storo, residence near Bl.Petcr's Ohurch. Ashtabula.. O nv It. R. VAW Nt)HAft, HI. nnmweopathlc Phvstclan and SnreKon. Office nearly opposite the res Idenre of H. Fassntt, Main str-t, Ashlahnle, Ohio. Hn.lclcnrn ni-arlr opposite tho M. R. Charon. Orrir Hopbs Prom 7 to ft A. -,. 1 to rAM.. and eTimlng.ttIO DH, ntnm, would Inform hta MvnA. nub Ic irenorally that he may be fowid at his place of nnlnea, read to attend to all profoalonal calls. Olllre honrs. from 1 to P. M. Ashtabula O. May II. ISW J t a" Dr. TO. A. BIITTRBriRLD, KclecMe Phy.1- clanVof rVodonla. N. Y.. would respectfully Inform ths rltlxena of Ashtabula, and vlolnltr. that he msy b" fonnd at his office, over Wm. Niittairs stnro. at all honra. Professional calla promptly attended to with- nt rsgard to time or weather. r WW ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. T. HOCK WKI.I. Attornny at Law. Klntrsville, Ohio. C. T. and H. 4. RocKwai.u General Insurance Am-ncT, KUissvllle, - sojnsvea ana pnui ly paid. : I. ' ,- : '. ' . ,'. 9WV opened an office for the pmctlce of law at OcncTa. MS KDWIRD II. FITCH, Attomer and Counsellor at Law.Notery Public. A.hubale Oh o. Special at ?.ntton lo the Settlement of ''0rl01ni; Teranclneand Coectln. -Akmto aW mattararllng WADR It waTKIffS-Attornrva at Uw, Jeffer oT,. Ohio. Offlc. In theCourt Hooae, for he prea.nl. n. . Wra. sn A. B. WaTKiwa. HR1RT F1MRTT. Aeent Home lnanrance Com nVny. of New York (Capital, .0W MW0). and of Charter bak Vlfe Inanranee Company, of Hartford, Ct. Aleo .....J. .rlllno of Tlceda. Wllla. C. MO IHKUJIAR ft H ALL, Attorneyaand Couiiaelora at Law, Aantabnla. Ohio.- WO LtBMi S. Hnannoi Trkodoki Ham.. J. R. COOK, Attorney and Tunnaellor at Law and Notarr Pnbllc; alao Kent Batate Aeent. Main atreet. Mnrrlaon A Tlckoor'a atore. Aahtahula, O. MO CIIVBl.ES BOOTH, Attorney and Coanaollor at Law, Aahtahula. Ohlo MO HOTELS. rLtRGNDON IIOlTSK,-A. II. Stockwcll, Pro prietor. Oinnlhmea run regularly from thla house to and from every train, and a line of atagca Icavea Ita dnor for JefTereon and other Interior polnte. 910 FIftK HOUSK, Aahtabnla, Ohio. A. Field, Propri etor. An Omnlhua miming to and from every train of cara. Alao, a good ll rery-atahle kept In connection with thla house, to convey paaaengcra to any point. IQ'5 . THOnPSOH'S HOTEL J. C. ThomfboM, Propri etor. Jcflferaon, Ohio W40 MERCHANTS. 6EOROB HALL, Dealer In I'lano-Fortea, and Mo loduona, P lano tools, Covcra, Inatrnrtlon Books, etc. Depot W Public Square. Cleveland, Ohio. MO 8THONO V Itl ANWING, Dealers In Bltnmenous Anthracite and Blacksmith's (!oals, by the ton or car load, at Ashtabula station, or dullvarcd In the Village, at the most favorable rates. ' MO TYLRR 4c CARLISLE, Dealers In Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Familv Orocerloa, Crockery, South Btore, Clarendon Block, Ashtahnta, Ohio. M0 SMITH A: GILKEV, Dealerain Dry-Ooods, Oro mries. Crockery and Olass-Ware, opposite Clarendon Block, Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio. MO XT. REDHEAD, Dealer In Flonr, Pork, Hams. Lard, k and all kinds of Fish. Also, all kinds of Family Grn "rcrtes, Frnin and Confecttouoris, Ala and Domestic Wines. MO F. Pi ROBERTSON, Dealer In every description of Boots, Shoe, Hats and Caps. Also, on hand a stock of Choice Family Groceries, Main street, corner of Cen tre. Ashtabula, 0. Wl HASKELL ic BRO., Comer Spring and Mnln l.rcote, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealers In Dry-Goods, Groceries, Crockery, Ac. &c . . D. W. HASKKLU KM- ' : J. W. nASKELL. WELLS at BOOTH, Wholcaalo and Retail Dealcra In Western Iteaorve Butter and Cheese, Dried Fruit, Flour, and Groceries. Orders respectfully solicited, and nilcd at the lowest cash cost. Ashtabula. Ohio. 887 II. L. MORRISON, Dealers In Dry-Goods, Grocer ies, Boots, Shoes, Data ,ap s. Hard warn. Crockery, Books, Paints, Oils. Ac, Ashtihnla, O. H00 tit ANN Ic NOYES, Dealers In Dry-Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, DKts, Shoes, Hardware, Stoves and Tin ware. Strict attention paid to all klnda of Tinner's !oh Work. Corner of t'outer and Park streets, Ashta bula, Ohio. . l H DRUGGISTS. CHARLES E. SWIFT Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer - In Drugs and Medlcinos, Groceries, Perfumery and Fancy Articles, supurior Teas, Coffee, Spices, Flavor Inif Kxtracts, Patent Medicines of every description. Paints, Dyes, Varnishes, Brushes, Fancy Soaps, Hair ItostornUves, Uair Oils. fce. all of which will he sold at the lowest price. Preacriptioua prepared with suit able care. 8U& I1BNBRV Ic KINO, Main streets, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealers in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Dye Stuffs, Ac, Choice Family Groceries, Including Teas, Coffees, Ac, Patent Medicines, Pure Wines and Liquors for Medicinal pur- : poaaa. PhystcUn'spnswiptlous carefully and proiapt , ly attonded to. TO OEOROB WILL ARD. Dealer In Dry-Ooods, Gro ceries, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Crockerv, Glass. Ware. Also, Wholesale and Hetall Dealer In Hardware, Sad dlery, Nails, Iron, Steel, Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, . Dyestuffs. Ac. Main atreoi, Ashtabula. , HARNESS MAKER. W. H. WILLIAMSON, Saddler and Harness Ma ker, opposite Fisk Block, Muin street, Ashtabula, Ohio, . has on hand, and makea to order, lu the best manner, evarvthlng in his Hue. H08 FORD fc FLINT, Manufacturers and Dealers In Saddles, Harness, Hridles, Collsrs,. Trunks, Whips, '' Ac, opposite Klsk House, Ashtabula. Ohio. 1015 MANUFACTURERS. SEYMOUR, GIDDINOS V CO., Manufacturera of Doors. Sah, Blinds, lievvl Siding, Flooring, Fenc ing, Moldings, Scroll work: Turning. Ac. Also, Job bers and Builders, Dealers In Lumner, Lath and Shin gles, at tlia Planing Mill, coruor of Main street aud Union alley. Ashtabula, Ohio. WM. 8KYMOUK. A. C. GIDDINGR. ; G- A. TREADWKLL. UlW-lf A. D. STRONG, Mannlactnrerand Jobber In llerme .;; tlcally Sealed Uvods, Jelly. Cider, and Cider Vlnegtir. Ashubula, Ohhi, Nov. 10, IrMMI. M80 U XEILB MHO., Mannfiicturer and Dealers In 1. all kinds of Leather in general demand In this market. Highest cash price paid for Hides and Skins. H. C. CCLLKY, Manufacturer of Lath, Biding, Mould lugs. Cheese Boxes, Ac. Plaulnv, Matchluu.and Scrowl R, Balng. dona on the shortest hotlcat. Hhnn on Main street, opposite the 1'pp.r Park. Ashtabuja. Ohio. 440 W. W. SMITH, Manufacturer and Dealer la all tha different kinds or Leather In demand In this market, and Shoemaker's Fludings. H. Is also engaged In tha Maaafaeiare of Harnessea, of tha light and tasteful, - wall aa tha more substantial kinds, oppoalu ilMHiix , Poaadry, Ashubula. .... I" m t' CLOTHIERS. PIERCE sV HALL, Dual ere In Clothing, Hats, yaps, anq isenia irurnianing uoooi, sinisoiiw, u awi 'VCE.AMIMI' Jc WAITS, Wholesale tnd Uetall Dealers la Heady Mada OtutlilnK, Famishing tsKias, uaia, ufipa, ac, Asniannia. who HARDWARE, &c. ' GEORGE C. HUBBARD, Dealer In Hardware, irou, ntue. anu Mails, btoves, J lu Plate, Sheet Iron, Conner and Zinc and Manufacturer of Tin. Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, KUk Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 470 . SIKHY Jr. CROSBY, dealer In Store, Tin ware, . Hollow Ware, shelf Hardwaro, Glass Ware, Imp and Lamp-Trimmings, Hetroieaia. Ac, Ac. opposite i iva Flsk uouse. Asnunuia.- w CABINET WARE. , JOHN BUCKO, Mannfcctarar of, and Dealer In Furniture o Hie best descriptions, and every variety. Also Gejieral Undertaker, and Manufacturer of Coftlua to order. Main street, North el Sou Ik Public Square, i , - Aantaoaia. ,i - wi FOUNDRIES. ' MAN'riULK Jc HILL. Iron Founder and Man . . ulaulurera and Dwilera lu Ktovee of varioua kinds. f- , I'lows aan I'luw tastings, atiu tasiiugs. ana most au - iptuiut uf fe.iudry work. Sprlu- t?t., Ashubula. iW) JEWELERS. G. W, DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing of all ainns m vvatcnea. I floras, ana .eweiry. Doop, iibihi' don Block. Aehtshnle. Ohio. JT. S. A BBOTT, Dealer In Clocks Watrhea. Jewel ry, mc niiKraToiir, xiriKiiiiK 'l "V order. Shop on Main street, Conneaut, Ohio. IW r DENTISTS. Jefferson, Ohio Of S. D. HOWELI.S. Ilea In theKnntlnei nniming. rimna eni done careflillv. I'pper or lower sets of teeth Inserted for from a. 10 to Aix Wqbk WsBAiTn. P. E. II ALL, Dentist, Ashtabula, O. Offlre at Dr. vannormrn .. mm. G. W. NELSON, Dentist, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office In Flsk Blocl MISCELLANEOUS. PROF. T. H. HOPKINS, Music Teacher. Terms Ml Lessons (10 Half In advance. Those wishing to practice can do so at his residence, Ashtabnla, Ohio. WIT EMORY LL'CE, Propagator and Dealer In Grape Vines, Green-House Bedding and Vegatnble Plants. Persons about to plant Vineyards, will find It to their advanUge to consnlt me on the selection of sites for Vlnevanls. Soils, Kindt of Oraies, best mode and time of Planting. Examine aamplea of Growing Vine and compare prices. Asht.bnla. Ohio. Pl'RE BR ANDY msde from Grape Wine, White Catawba and Blackberry Wines, for medicinal purposes, for sale on the North Ridge. JOHN PKUKW. Ashtabula. Jan. lflfKl. y-W BOOKBINDERS. ANDREW MILLER, Book-binder wl h J. A. Hnwclls A Co., Music, Magaainea, ana reion cais, Ac, bound In plain and elegant .-styles, JefTrsn, Ohio. LAKE SHORE RAIL-ROAD. iwinniiii in 4 THROUGH EXPRESS TRAINS DAILT. tv --W And one each way Sandaya. Change of tluju Taking effect April 25th, lt3. Pacific Ex! I 8 8 K S 8 -J) a.- ... . - "a. mSf R S K SS8S;5B Sjj ToMo Ex. fc . Lijia5 - J a msh a acc. - . m rl laaoaDrr"i-B-ew el 3 !:. O PS M.lUAcc.!ji-SS2K2SSSS$Sia "oioioioieieiaieior-fc- 3 5 S3 r-j; 9sH ( asMH t 9 S PacHe Ex.JSS l- 9 3 u s 8 8m Trains do not stop at stations where the time Is omitted in tne aoove tnnie. t"Second Class Cars run on all Throngh Trains, ipi All through trains going Westward, connect at Cleve land, with Trains for Toledo, Chicago, Columbus, Cincin nati, Indianapolis, Ac Stcam't. Kx. leaves Buffalo at 8,40 P. M. Snnday Night Instead of Saturday Night. Trains between Toledo and niicniiuj.uiumnniumB; netween ne and Itnfralo bV Buffalo time, and do not Btnn hem tflm l nwntnA Trains arriving In Dunkirk at 4.40 P. M., A ,18 P. M. maklngdirect connection with Trains of Erie Hallway. The Saturday Night Express Train from Cleveland at 0.4S P. M. runs to Buftnln, and leavea Buffalo for th wi on niHinay at x.w r. m. EASTWARD Pacific Exn. (lit. DavFxn. HTi. Fa.tnm mall (7). and Night Express (IS), and WESTWARD Night Express. Toledo Express Pacific Express and Steamboat Express mn throngh without change. run. o ann in, ana racinc bxpress jiast. ana Pacific Express Welt, will ran on Bnndays. HlghtK.J.8 9 9$ l Bt.Bt.Kx.;ji"' 8' 8 s S S"i m mm m Night Ex. Si 8 8 Sn . a,'" s s a Cln Express X Day Ex. SI 1 is CHARLE8 COLLINS, Bapt. Snpt's Office, Lake Shore Railroad, I Cleveland. O.. April S5, DKW. f ERIE RAIL WAY. 1400 in Ilea nnder BOO Mllea .without one Management. Change or Conrhea. ERIE RAIL WAY. BROAD GAUGE, DOUBLE-TRACK-ROUTE ERIE RAIL WAY. BROAD GAUGE, DOUBLE-TRACK-ROUTE TO N. York, Boston, and N. E. Cities. m T0 TlIIS Rail Way Extends from llochoster to New York 883 Miles. ' Dunkirk to New York 400 Miles. Buifulo to New York 420 Miles. CloToland u New York 025 Milc. Ciucinnuti to New York 800 Miles. and Is from 99 to 3T miles the shortest route. All Trains run dlraeUy through to New York, 800 miles, without change of Coaches. From and after April 9Uh. 186A. trains will leave in connection with all Western lines, aa follows From BufTUIa By New Tork Time from Depot, cor.. Exchange and Michigan Strcc.s : T.00 A. BI. Hew York Day Expreas, (Sundays ,.. xcuptd.)Stopst Susqiieliaiuia 1. a.,(Dinv) Turner's 8.42 r-. ., (Supper), and arrive lu New . York 10.1k) r. H. Connevla at Biughampton with Albany aud Susquehanna Railroad fur Albany ... and Sharon Springs, at Great Bend with Dela ware Lackawauua A Westers Railroad, and at Jersey City with Midnight Exiirsss Train . New Jersey RaUroad tor Philadelphia-. ' New and Improved Drawing Room Coacho acoompa dy this train from Buffalo te New York. -T.30 A.RI. Expreaa nihil via Avon a Homells , . villa (Suuduys excepted.) Arrives lu N.York at 10 a. m. 3. SO P. Itl. Llfflitnina Expreaa, (Dally). Stops . el Hornullsviilu H.14 v. a. (supper), aud arrive In :.. New York 7.UU A, a. Conuecu at Klniira with Nortliern Cuntnil Railway for Harrisburg and . . tha South, aud at Jqrsey City with morning Ex . pree Train of New Jersey Railroad for Phfladel .' tihla, Baltluiore aud Washington, and at New Yurk with morning irnlua for Boston and all the Nuw Kuglantl eiUu. . Sleeping Ooaohe are attached to thie train at Buffalo, running through to New York without change. 8.00 P. VI. Nteh( Expreaa, (Sundays excepted), - connecting ui.lilughauiptnn for Albany and Sua t , ron Springs : arriving In New York at 11.30 A. M., connectlhg with artcruoon trains fur Boston aud New Kugland cities. ' Bleep ug Coaches acAiompaoy thU train from BulDilo to New York. " ' ; ,"" ,; -. I1.9C I. m.ClotnntlExprra,(8undaya ex- , . copied. ((lujis at bui-quelmuuuJ.M a. a.,(UM.); Turner s l.ti r. a (Ulnuur), md arrives lu New . York at .) r, a. v (Joaattla at Biughampton for n , Albany and th wlobrated summer nxort, -baron Spring s at Jsrsvy Wiy with Kveniug Trains for t, PlilladolpUa Ul(lmoriud Washiuielon. and . New York with evuuiug tratus aud aleaioora for . liustod.aud New Kiigluud cities.. IW. , , Sleeping Coache are attached to this train at Buffalo anning througbte -usquehaaua. Fraai Dunkirk By New York time 'from Union .. Depot t .... i- 1 i' I. 30 A. M. Expreaa Slall froui Dnoklrk,8aa ' days excepted). Arrive at Uornellsviile 17 . (dluo), conuectlbgWlth the 7.JU a. Express Mail from Butl'slo, via Hornellsville and via Avon and' antvo ta New York at 7.U) a. a. I I. 80 A. M. LlahUtlus Kxraa-(dally).. , Leaves on Hiiiidnjs at 1 au P. M. SUipa fat Hor nellsville, S.14 r. a. Supper intersecting with the t.50 r. a. train from Buffalo, slopping and connecting as above, arriving In New York 1.40 a. a. Bleeping Coach attached to this train at Salamanca at I. SO r. a., ranniuf through to Mew York. COO P. 11. Nl! KlsrsM, (Sandaya excepted.) connecting at Biugbampton for Albany ; anlviuir In New York at 1I.HU A. M connecting with af ternoon trains for Boston aud New England eille. HleepUg Coaches accoinpauy lid train lit N. York. B.tOP. IV. C'lnelaaatl Bxpreaa, Bandars ex cepted. Slops at Susquebauna 1M A. M. (Hkft,); Turner's at 1.4 P. M., (Dlue), and arrives in New York at S.HO P. M. Couueets at Blnghampton for Albany and the celebrated summer resort, Sharon Springs, at Jersey city with evening trains for Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, and New York with evening trslna and ateunera lor Boston and New England citiea. Bleeping Coach attached to this train at Buffalo, run ning through to Susouehanna. Uuly One Train East on Sunday, leaving Buffalo at 1.50 r. a. and Dunkirk at l.au r. a., reaching New York 7.10 p. a. ! ' Boston and New England Passengers, with their Bag- iw v ,0 HMFyiiii new sura. The best vautilaled aud most luxurious sleeuluir coach. ea in ran woau, accompany all night tralua on this railway. IThe Erie Railway Company has opened new Ferry from their Jersey City Depot to the foot of St., New York, thus enabling passenger to reach the upper pifriioo ui iiiecuy wunoui ine expense and an noyance of a street car or omnibus transfer. r,-rThe scenery along the emit route of (he Erie Ratiwar Is of the most nicterosonaand hutlrui -hr. tur. Admirers of Niilure'slteaullus.ln a daylight Journey over this Line, will lud in ita ever changing landscapes eubjecuof coutluual admiration and luterest. Baggsge Checked Through and Fare always aa low UfllUviimmm i Auk for TlckeU Via Erie Railway. . To be obtained at all principal Ticket Offices In weat ur awum-wcsi. 1U11 L. D. RciKim Gut. Spt Wa. It. Baiui, Otn. Fat. Afl. Select Poetry. Class Song of 1869. BY LOUISE M. PORTER. One the Graduates of Lake Eric Seminary, which was sung at the Anniversary Exercises. "Cor unum, via una." ; i Tlie life we have lived togctlier, The dear old lire Is prist, And the hurrying, dnys bare brought us To the presence of the la-t. The lost I O words the saddest Of ell we have to nay, But never, never sadder Or harder titan to-day. Ciiokus. Good-by, jrood-tiy, Breathe a parting sigh For the days that are flown. And the joys we have known, . , Good-by, good-by J The loys of the past look brighter When seen through the mlsls of tears ; And our cares wilt seem but trifles, In coming, darker rears. The lessons of earthly wisdom. Learned here in days of youth, Will guide our steps hereafter In the paths of heavenly truth. ClloRtrs. Good-by, good-by, Breathe a parting slgb For the days that are flown. And the joys we have known, Good-by, good-by t To the tench ers who have taught as, With love we enn not tell, To the dear old Alma Muter We sny our last farewell. "One heart, one way," our motto, One Lord we serve In love t And though a few years parted, One Home at last above. Cuorcs. Good-by, good-by, Let the parting sigh Into sweet silence fall. ,The Lord guidcth us all, . Good-by, good-by I From Mrs. Beecher Stowe's new Novel, "Old Town Folks." The Yankee Do-Nothing. MRS. STOWE'S PORTRAIT OF SAM LAWSON. : of 7 at at nd as Ever- New England village, if you only think of ., must have its do-nothing as regularly as it has its school-house or meeting-house. 2s ature is always wide awake in the matter of compensation. Work, thrift, and industry are such an incessant steam-power in Yankee life, that society would burn itself out with intense friction wcro there not interposed here and there the lubricating power of a decided do-nothing a man who won't bo hurried, and won't work, and will take his case in his own way, in spite of tnc protest ot his whole neighborhood to the contrary. And there is on the face ot the whole earth no do-nothing whose softness, idleness, general inapti tude to labor, and everlasting, universal shitllessness can compare with that of this worthy, as found in a brisk Yankee village. 8am Lawson filled this post with am ple honor in Oldtown. He was a fellow dear to the souls of all "us boys" in the village, because, from the special nature ot his position, he never had any thing more pressing to do than croon and gos sip with us. lie was ready to spend hours in tinkering n boy's jack-knife, or mending his skate, or start at the small est notice to watch at a woodchuck's holt-, or give incessant service in tending a dog's sprained paw. He was always on hand to go fishing with us on Satur day afternoons; and I have known him to sit hour after hour on the bank, sur rounded by a troop of boys, baiting our hooks and taking off our fish. He was a soft-hearted old body, and tho wrig glings and contortions of our prey used to disturb his reposo so that it was a regular part of his work to kill the fish by breaking their necks when he took them from the hook. 'Vhy, lordy mas sy, boys," he would say, "I can't bear to see no kind o' critter in torment. These 'ere pout ain't to blame for bein' fish, and ye ought to put 'em out ot their mipery. Fish lies their rights as well as any on us." Nobody but Sam would 1 have thought of poking through the high grass and clover on our back lot to look me up, as 1 lay sobbing under the old apple-tree, the most insignificant atom of misery that ever bewailed the inevi table. Sam was of respectable family, .and not destituto of education. He was an expert in at least five or six different kinds of handicraft, in all of which ho had been pronounced by the knowing ones to bo a capable workman, "if only I IJ !. H IT. I. , 1 1 tie wouiu buck to ii. ne naa a dibck smith's shop, where, when the fit was on, he would shoe a horse better than any man in the country. No one could supply a missing screw, or supply a timely brace, with more adroitness. He could mend cracked china so as to be almost . as good as new ; he could use carpenters' tools as well aa a born car penter, and would doctor a rheumatic door or a shaky window better than half (he professional artisans in w jod. No man could put a refractory clock to rights with more ingenuity than Sam that is, if you would give him his time to be about it. I shall never forget the wrath and dis may which he roused in tny Aunt Loi's mind by the leisurely way in which, after having taken our own venerable kitchen clock to pieces, and strewn the fragments all over the kitchen, he would roost over it in endless incubation, tell ing stories, entering into long-winded theological discussions, smoking pipes, and giving histories of all the other clocks in Oldtown, with occasional memories ot those in Meelmore the North Parish, and Podunk, as placidly indifferent to all her volleys of sarcasm and contempt, her stinging expostulations asd philippics, as the sailing old moon is to the frisky, animated barking ot some puppy dog ot earth. Besides this, Sam was endowed with no end of idle accomplishments. His indolence was precisely of a turn that enjoyed the excitement of an occasional odd bit of work with which he had clearly no concern, and which had no sort of tendenoy toward his support or that of his family. Something so far out of the line of practical utility as to be lu a manner aa artktio labor would awa ken all tho energies of bis soul. His shop was a perfect infirmsrv for decayed articles of virtue from all tfie houses for miles around. Cracked china, lama tea pots, broken shoe-buckles, rickety tongs, and decrepit fire-irons, all stood in mel ancholy proximity, awaiting Sam's happy hours of inspiration; and he was always happy to sit down and have a long strictly confidential conversation con cerning of these w ith . the owner, espe cially it Hepsy were gono out washing, or on any other work which kept her at a safe distance. Sam could shave and cut hair as neatly as any barber, and was always in de mand np and down country to render these offices to the sick. He was ready to go for miles to watch with invalids, and a very successful watcher he made, beguiling the tiight hours with endless stories and legends. He was also an expert in psalmody, having in his youth been the pride of the village singing school. In those days he could perform reputably on the bass-viol in the choir of a Sunday, with a dolefulness and sol emnity of demeanor in the highest degree edifying though he was equally ready of a wcek-eventng in scraping on a brisk little fiddle, if any ot the thoughtless ones wanted a performer at a husking or a quilting frolic. Sam's obligingness was many-sided, and he was equally pre pared at any moment to raise a funeral service Or whistle the time of a double shuffle, t . But the more particular delight of Sam's hetrt wan in funeral. Ho would walk miles on hearing the news of a dangerous illness, and fit roosting on the fence of the premises, delighted to gossip over lite particulars, but ready to come down at any moment to do any of the odd turns which sickness in a family makes inecesaary; and when the last earthly scene was over, Sam was more than ready to render those final offices from which the more nervous and fasti dious shrink, but in which he took almost a professional pride. Antiquities from Alaska. I Allusion has liecn made to the inter esting antiquarian discoveries reported in Alaska, by Captain Edward Fast, an engineer officer on the stuff of General Jell. C. pavis. Captain Fust brought to light, in the course of year's investiga tion among the aborigines of our new territory, many curious tacts, which seem to prove Alaska to have been formerly a more cwilized country than it is now. He made friends with the natives, learned their l.uigunge, studied their traditions, observe! their peculiarties and customs, bought them various relics of an an cestry whereof they had bet a dim and imperfedt knowledge tho ancient weap ons, warlike dresses, armor, implements of the clinse, domestic utensils, all wrought with a sill which is now lost and when these sources were exhausted, be or his native agents rifled the graves, where, with thoTashes of the dead, were depos ited thojearved idols and instruments of use or tjrn.itnent which were in vogue among tie Alaskans long ngeg before the Russians! set foot within the country. Captain 'ast's remarkable collection has now rea bed .New York, and we have been lav jred with a view of it. Even to the su lertiuial observer it. oilers points of great interest, the workmanship of most of 1 ic articles is so curious, and so much ing tuuity is displayed in adapting the scant materials of that inhospitable country 1 1 a variety ot uses. oodcn helmets, tid visors of wonderful weight and clum incus, and carved into the most frightful tnd demoniac forms; wooden breast at 1 back-plates, curiously inter laced wi li sinews ; spears of finely wrought iron, artfully inlaid with brass and coppi r, and proving a high degree of proticii ncy in tho working of metals; clothing if prepared skins, brilliantly colored aid decorated with figures; hair work in nany strange forms; charms, idols and instruments of sorcery, cut in wood, be le, walrus ivory and amber, and displt j-ing a grotesquo sort of art, of which the modern savages of Alaska have no c noeption. These are some of the most onspicuous features of Captain Fast's col action. For scientific men we presume lieir study will offer strong attraction , What light they may throw upon the vexed question of the source whence A nerica was peopled, we do not protend tc say ; perhaps philologists may find hero i field for prohtable investiga tion ; but there can be no question that they shoi the present inhabitants of Alaska to be tho degenerate descendants of a com: iratively civilized race, and in this fact a quo there is matter enough for inquiry. KissiNt onthkCars. The Charivari gives the allowing advice to young gen tlemen, ui ler the beading. "The art of toying on ,bo cars." "Pemit me to sug gest to ; ou a very easy way of kissing a number if pretty women. You are iu a railroad car, and two or three ladies and one oi two gentlemen enter the same coupe. At he first tunnel through which the train asses, as soon as nobody can see you, y ti put a very loud kiss on the back of y ir hand. Nothing is more curious lli n to see the faces of your fel low travel rs as soon as the train emer ges from be tunncL The gentlemen cast fttrioti glances about them ; the la dies blush, each of them believing that her fair ne hbor received the kiss and ignorant c the man who gave it to her. Everythinj goes well; your prospects are exoelle t. At the second tunnel you boldly kisi the first lady ; she dares not cry out, be ring in mind as she does that her fuir co ipanion, to whom happened the same nisfortune, did not say any thing. ! Ca i she behave more indignant ly Won d she not thereby betray the other lady to iter husband? For the rest, the e ?ond kiss was not as loud as the firr t. .t the third tunnel the same course is tc be pursuod toward the other lady, who, r the same reasons, does not say nythi g. Thus you get a kiss at every lunnt except the first one." Grapple 4 er with opportunity, and as yo dou't lnow when opportuuity will come alona keep your grappliug irous always read Well-assorted Marriages. Iter. Dr. I,amsnm,of Brookline, Mass., enters his earnest protest through the jMwion jtrjiecior against the prevalent doctrine that the great majority of mar riages are ill-assorted and unhappy. He regards this opinion as not only false, but deeply pernicious; tending to produce the very slate of things which it asserts to bo so very common. He says that, in tho course of his long ministry of about thirty years, he has been brought into relations of comparative intimacy with at least four hundred families, and among all these he can scarcely count a down ill-assorted marriages. "On the contrary, in considering with how little care mar riages are often contracted, his habitual wonder has been why there are not more unhappy marriages than really exist. In accounting for tho prevalence of the opinion which he condemns as false and pernicious, Dr. La in son suggests that in mo.t cases it is the result of in consideration. because a sintrle ease of unhappy marriage within one's circle of acquaintance so overtops and overshad ows the multitude of happy unions. Another reason might have been given for the prevalence of this opinion, vit : Few people in estimating the happiness of a married couple make due allow ance for human imperfection. No two human beings can be brought into the intimate relationship of husband aud wife without the occasional development of something discordant. Only perfect, absolutely am less persons, could live absolutely pt r feet lives together; and snch men and women can never be found in this world : . - ' ana as in another world there will be bo marrying, absolutely perfect marriages can never be realized either in this world or nbat which is to come. But, are not the vast majority of married jn-rsons quite as happy ns an equal number of unmarried ones? Nay, more, are not the great majority ot married people as hsppy in their martied state as they would be unmarried ? And still more, are they not as happy with each other as they would be with anybody else? By a change of partners thev micht get rid ot some one or more causes ot dis turbances between them some constilu tional defects or infirmities, or some dis agreeable cherished habits; but they would find in other parties other causes oi disturbance quite as serious, though ot on entirely different kind ; so that alter all it might be very difficult to say on which side there was the greatest amount of happiness or misery. The fact is, that men and women are s'nscepti ble of only a given amount of content ment and happiness, in any condition of uie; ana marry whom they will, they can never exceed their capacity lor en joyment. Many people are foolish enough to imagine that marriage is the sovereign cure for all the disquietudes and miseries of lite; and when they get mar- rieu, and tuey hnd their favorite panacea does not work perfectly, they jump to the conclusion that it is becaitso their marriage was not a true one; that it was ill-assorted, and therefore an unhappy one; whereas, the only trouble is, thut both husband and wife are human neither divine nor angelic and have, like all other human beings, more or less of sinful infirmity about them. A Word to Wives. may her husband and her children, and may perform her ordinary duties faithfully, and yet ruin her hus band by her foolish ambition. But, let a woman's ambition turn on show and seeming rather than on substanco and reality, and she will drive her husband to rum, unless he is made of uncommonly good stun. Mie wishes to equal the best. She is also ambitious of clothes, of a fine, but, for him, extravagant table. She en vies every one more prosperous than her husband is. She wishes a hotiBe a little beyond his means, she will have clothes not consistent with his income; she de mands expensive pleasures, which suck up his slender earnings; she brings him into debt, keeps him feverish with anxi ety, and finally poisons his honesty. Many a mm breaks down in reputation and becomes a castaway under the stim ulation of his wile's dishonest ambition. For to live beyond one's means is dis honest, and to desire to do so is to de sire a dishonest thing. Let a woman scatter faster than her husband can gath er; let her notions of duty send her gadding after everybody's business but her owu ; let her religion bo severe and censorious, and stand along the path of duty like a thorn-locust hedge on a gar den walk, which pricks aud tears every body that goes near it, let her secure the art of making home uncomfortable, and of tempting her husband to prefer any other place to it, let her use her husband as seamstresses do pincushions, just to stick pins in, and, with ordinary luck, sho will ruin any commouly clover fel low in a few years. Having driven him to a drunkard's grave, she can muffle her martyred heart under the funeral crape, and walk in comely black till some new victim helps her put on her wedding-suit, A blushing damsel of forty summers says : There Is no difficulty in getting 'engaged ;' the trouble is in keeping so." Ia Chicago there isn't so much trouble" in getting married as in keeping so. Cambridge, Vermont, claims to be tho champion" maple sugar town of the United States. Last spring 75,730 trees were tapped, yielding 221,350 pounds of sugar, which was sold for about $26, 600. . ' A couple of fellows who were pretty thoroughly soaked with bad whisky, got into tho gutter. After floundering about for some time, one of them said, "Jim, let's go to another house, this hotel leaks.15 ... A great blast was lately made at the lime quarries in Clithoroe, England. A tunnel 28 yards in length was bored, and 6,000 pounds of powder walled into it. The mass of stone 60 feet iu height was thrown upward in a very nearly vertical direction, and at least 50,000 tons of solid limestone were displaced. Taking the Kingdom by Force. In a recent nnmltcr of the llymouth Pulpit we find these (raragrsphs for peo ple who are only halt earnest in seeking a religious life : "Tito kingdom of heaven snfTercth vio lence, and the violent fakcth it by force." Do yon want to know what that means? Go to Woshington, ami you will see. When men want nnvthins. sec bow tlmv go to get it. The Capital of a Itcpublic "sufTcreth violence, and the violent take it by force." There aro men squabbling for every single orncp, every one havingarm ed himself with all possible influence, di rect and collateral, with everything that can come from the heart, and, every thing elsel See how night and day they plan, and combine, and labor, and wear out resistance, to get what? An office the lilerty of exile to some foreign country. When they mean wealth, when they mean power, when they mean influence, see how they seek it. When they mean the salvation of their souls, they tnrl themselves up in a sunny place, light their cigar, and read the corner of the newspaiH-r, or dispute with their minis ter oi their neighbor in respect to some tenet or doctrine. And they get up in meetings and say that they are rather thoughtful on the subject of religion, on the whole. See men that are always dreaming, floating in their notions. Thev go to one church. Well, they do not like the music in that church, and so they will not stay there. At one church the preacher is good but the music is poor, and at another the oposite is true. And so these men, as if they Me re in Fulton market, go daintily about for ten der loins, for delicacies, for nice psrts, and call that being moral, thoughtful, earnest Shame on you ! Shame tin manhood, that a man should pretend that this is having moral impulse, or moral earnestness ! Where a man means re ligion there is no reason that he should miss religion. A man that means man hood has a road broad enough for a fool to find out at midnight. A man that means regeneration, repression of pride, mastery ot selfishness, the overflow of filthy passiors, the wearing out of those elements which come near wearing out his spirituality, do you suppose that such a man takes these dilktUmt methods of making it appear that he is seeking after Christ? Are tub Ixfkhxal Reoions is Indi ana? Mr. A. Habb, a farmer who re sides about three miles west of the city, brought a strange story in on Saturday. Mr. ll. has a son-in-law living on a farm about four miles from Lafayette, named Mr. Miller. Mr. M. has a German lab orer who, in plowing over a cornfield, struck the upper crnst of something very much like the infernal regions. A suffocating oder was first emitted, follow ed by a dense volume of smoke. Accord ing to the German's statement, the strench was several degrees above the flavor of the Illinois street gutter. A sheet ot flame soon burst from this terri blo volcano, and a great conflagration was imminent for a time, but the flames were finally subdue d by a few thovelslull of earth tossed in the mouth of the cra ter. The lava thrown out looked very much like Castile soap, only it was not so highly perfumed. On the contrary, it was exceedingly offensive. It ignites easily, and burns as freely as brimstone. The German was badly frightened, and after viewing the scene in utter bewilder ment for a time, ejaculated, "Veil, dat ish h 11 !" We understand Professor Cox will examine the ground, and if it should prove to be an entrance to the in fernal regions ho will send tor Parson Brownlow to look further into it. The people of Lafayette arc greatly alarmed. and already it is said that a roaring noise can be heard underneath the doomed cilv. We wait further development with intense anxiety. Many persons may think this is .1 hoax, but it is not. Mr. Kabb doesn't look like a man who would deceive a whole community about as trifling a thing as the discovery of hell in Indiana. Indianapolis Sentinel, 28th. Hard Stories About John Hancock. No man has probably been more over rated than John Hancock. He was rich. lived ostentatiously, ond was generous, but he was vain and unscrupulous. Al most everybody with whom lie traded was obliged to sue him. My father told me that one eould seldom pass the court house in Boston, during term time, with out hearing the crier . of the court pro claim from the door steps, "His excellen cy, John Hancock, come into court and make answer to A. is., or von will he delimited." He would present to a cler gyman, for example, on election day, a suit of clothes, and the tailor would have to sue the Governor for payment, and so in numerous other instances. His widow, M'me Scott, who married Capt. Scott, master ot one of Gov. Hancock's London packets, told me in my youth, that on one occasion the Governor invited the whole Senate of Massachusetts to break fast with him without giving her any notice. She said, "We have no milk for the coffee ot so many persons," and he replied, "Send the servants out to milk the cows on the common." It was the custom then for the inhabitants to send their cows to crop the grass ou the public common. But Hancock was not the only man iu public lite who in those days dishonored bis position. The late Judge William Jay informed me that while he was a boy he heard Chancellor Livings- ten say to his father : "Jay, what a set of rascals there were in the old Con gress." Zeteii Tuppan. Mr. Joab Whipple, ot Sqawkboro. doei not see tho uso of building school houses and paying teachers to educate a parcel of boys and gals who know a tlarued sight more than their parents do already." A leader of music in a church where congregational singing was practiced, selected a tune with wrong metre, to be sung to words: "With hyssop purge my soul, u jjoni : ' lie irteti it twice, when some old lady cried out. "Mister, yeu had belter try some other yarb.n From the Philadelphia Ledger. EDEN. Babylon Turns Out to be the Garden of Eden— Interesting Discoveries—Babylonian Inscriptions Confirmatory of Bible Record. There seems to be a remarkable expeeta'llon of the discovery of the site of the Garden of Edr n, If we may credit Sir Henry Rswllnson, the distinguished Assyrian explorer and Presi dent of the ttoys.1 Asiatic Society. At a meet ing of that society held In London, a short time since, at which he wns Inaugurated, he made a speech, In which he expressed his Con viction that the Babylonian writings and mon uments now in possession of the British Mu seum, would turn out to be Intimately con nected with the earliest Biblical writings, and that before cng the whole of the early history given in the Book ef Genesis, from the time of Abraham downward, would be found existing in its original forni among llie primitive stone records. He also announced that In a short time he should submit to the society evidence that the nnme "Garden of Eden" was the old and nirt'irnl name of Babylon. He stated that there were Babylonlnn documents with an ex act geographical description of that Paradise In which the opening scene of human history Is laid, answering precisely to the topography sod geographical particulars of Holy Writ. In them be lias found the four rivers or rather, the four branches of "the river which went out of Eden to water the garden," mentioned by the very same names, Plson, Gilion, Hidde kel and Euphrates. He has also met with accounts of the tower of Babel, which bear with singular directness and value upon the Biblical narrative of those events. If ha should realize all that he anticipates, he will have given the world one of the most Interesting archtcological nnd antiquarian discoveries ever made. Among Bibical critics it has long been a matter of discussion whence came the two dif ferent accounts of the creation of the world, of man, and of his history from his emanation from the hands of his Creator down to his destruction by the deluge, which form the first nine chapters of Genesis. These two narra tives have been distinguished respectively as the Jehovah and Elohim records, because in the one the Deity is spoken of as Jehovah, and in the other in the plural form as Elohim. Probably Sir Henry Rawlinson's discoveries will throw light on the subject, and thus clear up the obscurity which hangs over that portion of the sacred text If this should be the case, he will be a benefactor to theology and Bibli cal lore, as well as te history and archaeology. There Is nothing amazing in the fact that the sculptured archives of Babylonia, necessarily the chief memorial of tradition and belief among the Chaldeans, should be reflected in the annuls of a race which came forth from Chaldea ; still, the prospect of comparing the originals with the derived reports, and of find ing the authentic sources from which Elohist and Jehovist drew their statements, is one which naturally excite vivid expectations among Biblical scholars, and can not fail to arouse very general curiosity. The cause of religion has alwas been advanced by discove ries in science, notwithstanding the outcries made against them by well meaning but rather short-sighted persons. Truth can never gain say truth, nor can we go back to the practice, whether political or religious, which Is said to have laid hands on Galileo for asserting that the earth moved. "Nevertheless, it moves," Is true of every thing, as well as of the planet we live on; and if these new discoveries, or any others, interpret to ns, in a positive and simple sense, legends which have been lost in the sacred mist of tradition, the Biblical ac count can not but gain in clearness, while the intent which dictated the record must be car ried out with increased directness and force. The character of all such investigations has ever been in tho highest sense cripttirul and chris tian. It may turn out that the Chaldeans had traditions of Eden, of the Flood, and of Babel, and that Abraham brought them with him from "Ur of the Chaldees" to Canaan, and handed them down to his posterity, and these traditions may also have found their way into other hands long before Abraham's time, which would partially account for their universality. Let us, at any rate, know wlmfi the Baby loniau records can tell aliout the Garden of Eden. If Hiddekcl, Pison nnd Gilion can be identified without geographical bewilderment, let it, by all means, be done. We have our doubts aliout the probability of this. Euphra tes remains but it seems strange that the three other rivers should have disappeared so com pletely in a country where no nutnnil convul sions have taken place within recorded history. Neither the heat nor the sand have been able to obliterate the Euphrates, and it is difficult to imagine that they could have obliterated the others, nnless they were Insignificant streams. But the turn which Sir Henry Rawlinson has given to the meaning of the term, "Garden of Eden," throws li'ht on that passage in Isaiah (chnp. 37 v. 12,) "Have the Gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroy ed, as Gozan and Uaran and Iters ph, and tha children of Eden which wero In Telasaart And on that In Ezekicl (chap, 28, v. 3.) "Thou has been in Eden, the garden of God." A clergyman in Kansas says he has married but one couplo in a year. Tbey paid him nothing, staid to dinner, as it was a raiuy day, and then borrowed his umbrella when they loft, which he has never seen since. A gentleman from Germany, on his first visit to an American Church, bad a contribution box with a hole in the top presented to biin, aud he whispered to the collector. "I don't got my bapers, unt cau't wote." A Louisville matron, whose husband snores badly, keeps a clothes-pin under neath her pillow, and when his snoring awakes her, sho adjusts the pin on his nasal organ, and then slumbers peace- ' fully. A Frenchman who was afflicted wilb the gout, being asked what difference there was between that and the rheuma tism. "Ono very great difference," he replied. ''Suppose you take cue vioe you put your unger in, you turn de screw till you 'War him no longer, dat is do rheumatiz ; den's pose you give him oue turn more dat is de gout." A minister was on bis way to church one Sabbath morning, and saw a boy on tho river bank tishiii.g. "My boy," said he. "don't you know that it is wicked to catch fish on Sunday V" "Guess I htn't sinned much yet, said tho boy without taking his eyes from the cork, "han't had a bite." Minister coughed aud puabttl wu.