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ASHTABULA WEEKLY TELEGM
By JAME8 HEED. VOLUME XXII1-N0. 11. ASHTABULA, Independent in all things. OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 1872. 6B2 in Advance. WflOLE NUMBER 1158. TRRni or lUBscRirTiomt Two Dollar, par annum paid strictly In advance. Clsrgymsa will ba .applied with th. paper for SI a year. " ADVnRTlinO RATES Twelve llnea or leaf of Nonparoll maka a aqnara. One square I wool, 75 Ona aqnara S wk... 1 30 Dneaquare 3 moa., ft 00 On. acinar. 3 mo.. , 6 Oil TwoaanareaSmoa.S B Of) Two eqnaree 3 noi, 8 00 Twoequareel year, II 00 Fonraqnares 1 year 13 00 Half column I year. Kit 00 One square 1 year, . (00 BiaineaeOarrta not ovor 3 valines per year, 3 00 oriiinarv entice not or gunnral Interest naif rates Local Notluaa Ten Centa a Una for each Inaartlon. JOB PRIftTINO f every daacrlptlon attended to on call, and done In t moat tastefnl manner. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. LIVERY STABLES. WILL. RAWIItM. nronrletnr of Llery Stable. New lioreee. Carriages, Kobce Ac. Horses kept by me nay or ween, omninns to ana rrom an trains. Stable oppoalte Flak Honae, Aalilabala, O. 1I0S PIIYSICIANS. IIR1RT P. FRIfKER, IvI. D.. reelde f'hnrrh Street. North of the South Park. O flenre on ftffleA In omunajiew Bliwk, opposite the Flak Honae. 11 DR. E. L. Kill), Physician and Hnrijeon. office over Hendry & King', .tore, reaidence near St.Petor's 'harch. Aahtnhula.. O 1043 . flO'S, ltl. If., Ilomieopnthtc Physician and Hnrtreon. Sncceeanr to On. VAN NORMAN. Office ante a formerly No. I Main Strict. Aahtahnla, Ohio. Office hour, from 7 to 9 A. M : Ito S P. M., and even in'. May ba found at the office at night. 1187 aR. RAff aja), wonld Inform tits rrlende, and the public gemrally that he may he fonnd at hi. reaidence or Park Street, ready to attend to all profeaainnal calls, omce hour., from 1 to I P. M. Ashtabula O. Mar 31. WW 104H ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. J. H. KIIOOK1, Attorney and Counsellor a' Law, 119 Superior Street, Cluveland, Ohio. 08 IIKRnAN, HAM, Y MI KR ltl A IV, Attor. neya and Oonnaelora at L aw. Aahtahula, Ohio, will Lractlce In the Court, of Aehtabula. Lakeanrl Oeauira. ABAN S. SUIBalAtt. ThSODOBS HaU.. J. IT. BnanmtAW. W48 RDW.IRB ft. PITCH, Attorney and Connaellor at Law, Notary Public. Ashtabula. Ohio. 8peclal at tention irlven to the Settlement of Retatea.and to Con Teranclnir and Collecting. Alao to all matters arising under the Bankrupt Law. 1044 O, EISHER, Jnatlce of the)Pmca and Agent for the Hartford, Sun. ft Franklin Fire Inanrance Com pa nlea. Oflloe In the atnra of Crosby A Wetberwax. on Main Street. Oppoalte the Flak Houae, Ashtabula. ohl"- 1111 HENRY PASHKTT, Ai-eni Home Inanrance Com Rny'.'?I-N.ew ork CP"1. ,nno,floo). and of chartor nan. Lite Inanrance Company, of Hartford. Ct. Also Utenda to writing of Deeda, Will.. Ac. 1043 T. R. COOK, Attorney and (Connaellor at Jjtw and Notary Public, alao Heal Estate Agent, Main .trect. oyer Morrison A Tlcknor'a .tore, Ashtabula, O. 940 CHARLRej HOOTII. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Aahtahnla. Ohio. iow.1 HOTELS. FISK 1IOITNK, Ashtabula, Ohio. A. Field, Propri etor. An Omnibus running to and from eyery train of Alao, a ffood llvcrv-stable kept In connection with tula ouse, to convey pasaengcre to any P"1"'. 1005 ASIITAItl I.A HOI-8R-R. r. Wabmikotov. Prop Main 8t. Aahtnhula. Ohl... Large Public Hall. good Livery, and Omnibua to and from the depot. 104S TllOnpSOl HOTEL J. C. Thohpsoh, Proprl tor. Jefferson. Ohio. 1095 .merchants! S EORGB Hill, Dealer in Plano-Fortca, and Mo Iwleone, Piano toole. Covers, Instruction Book., etc. Depot M Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. 1043 T.?f'5B, PII.K, Dualer. In Fancy and ple,ry Ooo(,. family Orocortea, A Crockery, South ore, Clarendon Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 10H5 E. II. GILKBlf, Denier in Dry-flood., Oroccrle. e:.r.e. crockery and Hlasa-Wiirc, next door north of Iflak Houae. Main atreut, Ashtabula Ohio. 11143 Frnlte. Salt, Flah, Plaster, Water Lime, Seed.. . c. Main Street, Ashtabula. Ohio. i I u ?."iBA,?!? alerln Flour, Pork, Hams, uiri. and all kimle of Flah. Also, all kinde of Family Uro terlea. Fruit, aud Con feci lonury, Ale and Doir.atlc Wjncs 1043 :rHOBAKHT!,wl "i Datter '" every de scription ofHoms.Mioes, Hats a Caps. Alao, 011 hand astoekofOholce Family Oroeerlea, Main street. nerof Centre, Ashtabula, O. hub . W, II ASK ELI., Corner Spring and Main streets, A.hUbula, Ohio, Dealer, in Dry-Oood.. Oro eerie.. Crockery, Ac, Ac. ' w,i D. W. HASKELL. .HOnTH' wh''"l nd Ketall Dealer. In Wostarn Unserve Buttor and Cheese, Dried Fruit I !,J.i, irOCOri.0"- P"1"" rP'''fully aolleited; filled at the lowest cash cost. Ashtabula. Ohio loss II. I.. noIilllKON, Dealer In Dry-Uoods, Orocc mV b1"! MnMJI, Hata.Capa, Hardware, Crockery, 800 DRUGGISTS. MARTI NKWUU1IRY, Druggist, and Apothe cary, and general dealer In Druga, Medicines, Wlnea and Llqifra for Modioli purpose.. Fancy and Toilet Quods, Main Street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula. CHARLES IS. SIVIPT-Ashtabnla, Ohio, Dealer in Druga and Medicines, Groceries, Perfumery and Fancy Article., superior Teae, CoToe, Spicea, Flavor ing Extract., Patent Medicine, of every description Palms, Uye, Varnishes, Bru.hoa, Fancy Soaua, Hair Hostorativea, Hair Oils, Ac. all of which will be .old at the lowest prices. Prescription, prepared with suit able care. 1095 II. A. HENDRY, Main .treet., Ashtabnla, Ohio. Dealer in Drugs, Medicine., Chemicals, Paints, ois, Brushes, Varnishes, Dye Stun"., Ac, Choice Family Croceric., Including; Tea., Coffee., Ac, Patent Medicine., Pure Wine, and Liquor, for Medicinal pur pose.. Physician', pre.cirtiona carefully and prompt IT attended lo. 1043 GEOUGK WIIL4RD, Dealer in Dry-Good., Oro eerie.. Hats, Cap., Boots, Shoes, Crockery, Ola..-Ware Also, Wholesale and Retail Dealor in ilardware. Sad dlery, Nalle, Iron, Steul, Drugs, Metllcluea, Paint.. Oil., Dyestuffti. Ac.. Main street. Aahtahnla. 1005 HARNESS MAKER. W. H. WILLIAMSON, Saddler and Harneaa Ma ker, oppoalte Flak Block, Muln street, Ashtabula, Ohio, has on hand, and make, to order, in the beat manner, everything In hi. line. 1095 P. C. POHD, Manufacturer, and Dealera In Sad dlea, Harneaa, Bridle.. Collar., Trunk., Whip., Ac, opposite Flak House, Aehtabula. Ohio. 1015 MANUFACTURERS. I). C. CULLEW, Manufacturer of Lath, Siding, Mould lags. Cheese Boxes. Ac. Planing, Matchlng.and Scrowl Sawlug, done on the shortest notice. Shop on Main street, opposite the Upper Park, Aahtahnla. Oh'.o. 440 I EYMODR, OIDDINCiS Ac CO., Manufacturer, of Doors. Saab, Bill. Is, Bevel Siding, Flooring, Fenc- ; log, atoiuiug. octuii n , uruiug, sec. Also, tfOO- I ber. and Builders, Dealei. in Lumber, Lath and Sbln- rlaa, at the Planing Mill, corner or Main .treat and n.ion alley. Ashtabula. Ohio. ?aU &CVM0CR. A. 0. GIDDING8. t. at. bihu.iu. wfa-tr . V. K I f . K A H HO.. Manufacturer, and Dealer la all kind, of Leather in general demand In thla market. Hlgheeieaeh price patu tor 11 idea ana name ' aiaglTH Ac VRKNCH. Manufacturer, and Dealer. in all kind or Learner to demand In this market. ad Shoemaker'. Finding.. He 1. alao engaged In the manufacture of Harneaaea. of the light and tasteful, as well a. the more substantial kinds, opposite Fuetuii Foundry, A.hUbula. 87W HARDWARE, &c. CROaHaT WETHER WAX. dealers In Stove. Tie ware, Hollow Ware, abelf Hard ward, Olaa. Ware, Larnpa and Lamn-Trlmmlng., Petroleum, Ac, Ac, oppoalte the Flak House Ashtabnla. 991 Alao, a full atock of PainU, Oil., Vernlehee, Brnahes. Ac. 1111 GEOROE C. HIJHRARD, Dealer In nardwara, Iron, SwelandNaHa, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and Manufacturer of Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, Flak i Block, Aahtahnla, Ohio. 1099 JEWELERS. ta. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing of all kind, of Watchea, Clock., and Jewelry. Store in Ath tahula House Block. Ashtabula. Ohio. J, S. A BROTT. Dealer In Clorka, Watchea, Jewel ry, ate Bugravlng, Mending and Repairing done to order. Shop on Mala strati. Connoaut, Ohio. eM MAMIES K, av K as I fa s, ueaier in waicnea, Otocka, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Wara, Ac Ko Dairiuc of all kinds doas wall, and all order, promptly sleae&dko. kkala 3aesssS.AsbSabsaa.Cs. haaf CABINET WAKE. JOHN DITCRO, Manufacturer of, and Dealer in Furniture of the beat deacrlptlona, and every variety. Alao Oeneral Undertaker, and Manufactnrer of Coffins to order. Main street, North ol South Public Square, Aahtahula. 491 1. ). REACH, Manulactnrer and Dealer In Flrat Claa. Furnitrue. Alao, Oeneral Undertaker. 1183 DENTISTS. P. K. II ALL, Dentist. Aahtahnla. O. Offlr Center .treet, between Main and Park. 1043 mtm m 1. aar aiara sas ta . t . . . . aBfCO vlalta Couneaut, Wedncaday and Thursday of eai:ii weea. 11UV W. T. WALLACE, n. I. R. Klngavllle. O la pre- riared to attend to all operation. In hi. profraslon. ie makes a speciality of "Oral Surgery" and aavlng the natural teeth. 1103 CLOTHIERS. EDWARDU. PIERCE Dealera In Clothing, Hat., Caps, and Uents' Furnishing Oooda, Ashtabula, O. 034 WAITE .V KILL, Wholesale and Retail Dealera In Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Oooda. Hats. Cape. Ac. Aahtahula. 9o FOUNDRIES. SEYMOUR, ftTRONO KPKRRY, Manufac turers Stoves, Plow, and Coluirne, Window Cao. and Kills. Mill Castings. Kettle., Sink., Sleigh Shoes. Ac, Phcenlx Foundry, Ashtabnla, Ohio. 1091 WW. ft. JEBHirp, Malleable and Orey Iron Found er, and manufacturer of Trunk ICrdwarr. 75.77.79 and Rl Central Avenue, (Formerly Neablt Street.) Newark. N.J. 11J1 PHOTOGRAPHERS. FRED. W. BLAKERLEE, Photographer an dealer In lectures, Kngravings. Chromoa, Ac. having a large aupply of Mouldinga of various descriptions. Is prepared to frame any thing In the pictnrc line, at short notice and In the beat atvle. Second floor of the Hall atom, and door South of Bank Mann atreet. 1094 MISCELLANEOUS. EDGAR HALL, Fire and Life Insurance and Real Kstate Agent. Also, Notary Public and Conveyancer. Office over Sherman and Hall's Law Office, Ashinbu lii, Ohio. 1149 G. TRAPPLEH, (From Paris.) No. 75 Sixth Ave nne. bet. 17th and lmh St., New York. All nrllclcs for Ladles' Toilet and In Hair, manufactured after the latest Parte patterns. Specialities in Ladles' Coif, fures. nsiso GRAND RIVER INSTITUTE, at Anatlnhurg. Ashtabula Co.. Ohio. J. Tuckerman, A. M.. Princi pal. Spring Term begina Tueaday March xOth. Send for Catalogue. 1148tf ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted November 13, 71. "EW" nnd improved Draw. rip; -Room L a and Sleeping Coachea. combining all modern Im. prnvementa. are run through on all trains from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Cincinnati to New York, making direct connection with all llnea of Foreign and Coastwise Steamers, and also with Sound Steamers and Railway lines for Boston and New England cities. II No.V iNo. fs No. 4. I No. 3 STATIONS. I Day Llghtn'g Night Cincln. ! Bjtpreaa Express Kxpresa. .Expresa Dunkirk.... L ye'. l ttp.i. 10 00?!, Salamanca.. " 7 00 a.m. I 8 10 " I IhiBa m Clinton " 4 40 " I T40 "Ts 40 P.M.TiooiT""" Susp.Brldgo " 445 " 1 45 " 1 5 45 " 1005 " NlagaruF'la " ' IM " B 66 " I1019 " Buffttlo " 700 " V46 " jHWJ"iI40 "' Attica " 805 " 855 " 8 08 " TosTm Portage.... " 908 " 608 " 9 S " 15" Hornellsv'let " 1005 " 318" 10 45 " 8 80 " Addison .... " lj05" 'U " M51 " 4 80 " Rochester.. " 715 " 4 00 " 6 50 " Avcn t " 800 " 448 " 355 " Bath " io " 3 45 " io48 Coining.... i'lSO" 735" IS aoiTaT 4 55 "" Klmira Arr. 10 r.n. 806 " 166" 888 " Waverly.... " 12 4I " 1 87 " 638 " Phlladelp'la " ilOSOJ1- 735a 11 j'ibr.n Tl5ri Owego I 110 Ux7p.it. "a 15a.m. "84sT Blnghamton " 161 " 1011 " 8 00 " 7H Great Bend. " 117 " 8 35 " 7 8 " SuHi'ehan'a t " 89 " 1037 " 8 68 " 8io Depu.lt.... " lain " 1 1 3- " 4 86 " 900 " Hancock... " 84S " 1S08A.M. 6 10 " 9ai" Laekaw'xen " j 5 88 " ' 1190 " Honcadale.. " 7 03 " ... 3f.ris". PorTjervls. " "ei8 " "S58 " "Sy 18 05 Middletown " 8 63 " 845 " 18 58" Ooshen " 0 04 " Turner, t... " l80. !L?lJI 10" Newhurgh.. " 8as'J 18 10p.m. . Patterson. " 840 "" 6 50 1100a.m. 8 47 " N1w"ark..." " V!" JJOSm bTs Jersey city. " "51s " B38 '" 1 1 38 " " '8SS"Tr" N'ewVurk.. " 985 " 7HI. ',lu 840 " liiViun ' 505p.m. iTiQp.M. "6 30a. m Arrangement or Drawlntf Room and SleopluK Coaches. No. I. Sleeping Coachea from Clncinnrtl to Hornella vllle. and Drawing-noom Coachea from Suspen sion Bridge, Niagara Falls and Buffalo to New York. So. 18. Sleeping Coaches from Cincinnati. Suspension midge. Niagara runs, nunaioana llorneusvllie 10 New York ; also from llornelsville to Albany. No. 4. Sleeping Coachea from Suspension Bridge, Ni agara r an. ana duusio to new lora. No. 8. Sleeping Coaches from Cleveland. Suspension and IJrawiug Kooin Coaches from Susquehanua to New York. Ask for Tickets Via Erie Railway. Which can bo obtained at all principal Ticket Offices on main ana connecting lines. 1011 L. D.RacBKB O en. Sunt Wm. K. Uarh. Otn. Pat.Aol LAKE SHORE &M. S. RAIL-ROAD. ERIE DIVISION—TIME TABLE. To take effect Sunday, Jan. 14, 1872. I Special 'Chicago Ex. IS 8 5 3 2 Toledo Ex. raclfic Ex. 8 aO -us' SEE 9 St. Bt. Ex. S 13 S 8 tt m n. Acc. Ja-SSSMMMMSga- Jxxe-t-i-t-ioiecicno Llllfiilil ill m ariJ o H to Flsls if! g ill litelis Con. Accm.!aS5SKgSS!g?SSa$ lfla,llfl,D''," Special N. Y-ExJe-'S Atlantlo Exi 8 Day Exreas 91 8 Cln Express's! ic- -Oh' Trains do aot stop at atationa where the Urn u omitted in me anove table. CHARLES P. HATCH. Ueaeral SupM, Clcvelaad. O. K. RALPH'S, NEW CASH STORE. T WOULD most respectfully inform .A the InhabitanU of AahUbnla and surrounding conn try, that I have opened a Store with new aad select assortment of DRY GOODS, BOOTS AND SHOES, GROCERIES, Ac, which I propose to sell at moderate price, and ready pay. One door South of Flsk, Billimau, Co'i Feed 01016. Please give me a chance to show that I mean business. O. K. RALPH. P. S.-W1M Uke In exchange for goode, butter, eggs and farm produce generally. ' Ashtabula. Jan. 18th. 187). 4tox 171 aoaTlyl SUPKRIOR STREET, -SsVaTvTaLAWd, tBIO. t SELECT POETRY. SELECT POETRY. Pantry School. BY C. F. GERRY. I'm thinking of tlie sclioollionif, Ned, "Wlipre w sat ilde by tide," Aud studied WtUster s spi lling book, And Inuglied o'er Oilpln'i ride ; And traded jiick-knlvi-a now aod IUcd, When not engaged In piny; And Kit our Jnckeu nicely warmed How ofleu I'll not iy. I'm Ihlnkins of the roadside green, or every true and nook And bow in sultry hours of noon We swnui in Pantry Brook ; And when upon the casement came The ruler's lultoo loud, How each of us in passing la Took of bis bat and bowed. I'm thinking of the benches rude, And desks so broad and steep, On which we lell our autographs 1 1 letters wide nd deep ; Aud where our first new writing book, So free from stain or spot, Vin soon adorned on every page, With many an off-hand blot. I'm thinking of the "old slough," &d, And lis waters dark and cool. In which we bathed our sun burnt feet, While on the way to school ; And where the youiliful tadpoles lay, Iu spring-time many a score, And goldeu lilies richly bloomed It summer, near the shore. I'm thinking of the forest cool Where firs and cedars grew, And where our fuel in mosses sank, As we hunted gum to chew; And of the pleasant meadows where, On many a scattered tree, Wr heard the red-winged black bird sing His song on "pouuk a-ree." I'm thinking of the hour-glass, Ned, With the sands so white and fine, On which our teacher smiling gazed, As neared the hour to dine; And I feel my sands are wasting, Ned, For oft the children say, As I foudle them upon ruy knee, "Papa, you're growing gray." ' HERE. BY ROSE TERRY. When night comes brooding; o'er me, Like a prison's dreary ceil ; And its visions rise belore me, With tlrend no speech may tell ; When alone with my only longing, And the darkening spell of leiir, I watch the sad stars thronging. Till the beams ofdnwn appeur, Then, like some silver chimes, Come back the old, old times The dear old times, my darling, The liviug, loving limes 1 Unsleeping, I remember The days that all are gone, Like June dreams in December, Or flowers when summer's done ; The times that are never over. For they live in heart and brain, And, like kisses from a lover. Their spell comes back again. Like a song of magic rhymes, Return the dear old times The old, old times, my darling, The living, loving limes 1 This is my lone life's treasure, That none can lake away Remembrance without measure Of every vanished duy, Of love-light round me streaming, Of lender lips and eyes; Awake I lie yet, dreaming, Nor Blup till clay shall rise. I.ilte a bee in blossomed limes, I live in those old times The limes, yon know, my darling, The liviug, loving times 1 Cold are the skies above me, The earth is wrapped in snow, And if still, as then, you lovu tue, Alns! 1 cannot know Silence between us lying. More chill than winter's cold And my heart like a baby erying For its molber's wonted hold. But I breathe the summer's prime, Remt mbering lliat old time. Though you forget it, darling, The living, loving time I LETTERS FROM ABROAD. FLORENCE, ITALY, Feb. 1872. A few days since, we visited llio Monastery of Certosa, three miles out of Floreuce. It was founded in 1341, is very large. The mouks appear most comfortably situated, each having four rooms, a garden and a piazza with a superb outlook for himself. Then tay they are very strict, eat no meat and only one meal a day and that a light one, partaken in their rooms alone. On Sundays andesfs they eat iu the dining-room, but they are read to all the time. All their studies are of sacred liter ature. They rarely talk in the cloisters, but are permitted to in their walks. They never travel, though one of them is noted as having been lo Fiesolel which is on the north side of Floreuce three miles, Cerlosa Is on the south side. The three pretty chapels have tome good paiutinga, among which is a Madonna by Perugino. In the crypt is the tomb of a Cardinal, whose figure in marble, executed in high relief by Donatcllo, is enclosed by a rail ing. But these figures lying like dead people stiff on their backs and then looking as though sunk down in the pavement, showing only half the body, are extremely ugly. We saw several of thera there; and pictures of them are worse, making them appear to be propped oil their feet. In the Pharmacy below, we lusted or the "Clisrtreux," snd other cordials of the monks making, but they were too sweel 10 drink. It seems not an uncomon thing for the monks to manufacture perfumeries and wines. The friars wear great white cloth gowns, which they de manage to keep pretty clean, and their rooms are scrupulously neat, as well they may be with so little as they have to do. There are but twenty monks left and all of them look fat and healthy enough. There was formerly an immense building be longing (o the Santa Marie Novello, but it has b.-en taken from the monks and remodelled for governmental purposes. It speak well for progress in Italy, that the government is dolag away with these Idle asylums fog lazjt men. ''Santa Croce" Is one of the most interesting churches of Florence, the "Pantheon of this city." In it Is Dante's monument, very beau tiful 1 also Ibat ot Michael Angelo, Macuhla Telll, A I Deri and other noted ones that we fail ed to are, for Just as we were In the Bonaprie Cbapcl we discovered we were locked in I However, the sacristan let us out. The facade is rery beautiful aud new 1 Pius IX. laid the foundation stone In 1857, though the church was built in th fifteenth century. It is a re lief to see something pew and bright, though the truth Is, that not supposing Anything mod. rn can approach the ancient in beauty of conception and execution, we scarcely look st modern ert-tbai is, sot w to at the old. I We bar miny social pleasures this wliter. The opera occasionally; tho "Somnambula," s few nights since, wat pretty t the sweetest Tolce, bo ever, was that of Albant. She Is s young American girl Just appearing, and changes ber name from Albany to make It Ital ian. Vannuclnl leads the orchestra, a great Master of song, now In Italy. A dinner-party at Mr. John Taylor's, of Hew York Restaurant notoriety, was a very agreeable affair. They have a lovely villa on the Fiesote rosd, which commands superb tlews of the surrounding country. Of course he could excel In getting up an elegant dinner, and the tables were Indeed beautiful, adorned with Immense Sevres vases filled with Dowers, dishes of oranges trimmed with ivy, etc. The parlor is frescoed, walls and ceiling, represent ing an out-of-door scene with broken pillars all around us. One of the ep-stairs rooms has a frescoe of the daughters of the owner, sup ported by an angel. Bonspsrte once accupied this house when on a visit here, I suppose. An evening in the rooms of Rev. Van Nest and wife, where we met a goodly compsny of Americans, seemed quite home-like, as among tbemwere five ministers, Prof. Mead, of An dover, Mass., and Prof. Fiske, of the Chicago Theological Seminary, also Mr. A. 8. Barnes and family, with many other agreeable people, made it a marked occasion. A party recently at Mr. Ball's, the artist, was lovely. They live also in a beautiful villa. The hall down stairs is filled with large plants; off from this is the studio of Mr. Ball. Up stairs we were ushered into a large, car peted hall, received by servant number two, and In the dressing-room assisted by nos. three and four. The elite ol Florence American so ciety was there, among others Mrs. f'ousul) Grabame, Geo. P. Marsh and lady, our Ameri can Minister, Hiram Powers and family, many American tourists and some Italian citizens. Jenny Llnd sent "regrets," much to my regret, at least. Tbe charm of thu evening was Ket- ten, a young musician of great talent, a pupil of Liazt and the leading Master of Piano in Florence. He played something from Chopin and one of his own numerous compositions. Every one was on the qui vine to bear bim. He is very noticable in a room, so tall and die- tinyue. His face is pale, and bis brown hair long and busby. He took lessons when eight years of age, and after only seven years of study gave bis first concert, since, they have numbered four hundred. He Is now but twen ty-four years old. I tell you thus particularly of him as he may yet create a sensation in America. Since this evening we have attend ed a concert of his. The cream of Flcrentine American, English, Germnn, Flench and Ital ian musical society croweded the five franc house. His execution ia really astonishing. M. H. T. Notes by the Way-Side. SrRVK. A Ammtrv w1it.nt.'i mnm . enter a subscriber : I thought I would call and renew my subscription tor your paper; ana nere id my neignoor, Air. Drake, who wants to become a sub scriber also. Editor. Glad to sec you, gentlemen : take a chair always glad to receive a vitit from our rural friends. Farmer A. Your paper, since you have enlarged it, presents a good lace, and I think hitrhly of it : but there is one matter I wish you would bear in mind, thai ia to give ua a little more of 1 lie story sort ot reading matter. 1011 know that it.pleaHea th? girla and boyn. I don't care ao much about it myself, Lui yo.i know we ought lo p'e:s t!ie young folk. Editor. Thank you, Mr. A., for your suggestion, I will bear it ia miiul. Exit Mr. A. and his friend. Editor takes his pen and writes : The new from Europe is fu'l ot interest, and (Knock at the door.) Come in Mr. li , and take a chair, a fine morning, rather cold weather. Mr. li. Yes, this is a fine spell of weather, too due lo be confined iu doors. Editor. Yes, that is true, but printers are compelled, to by cooped up, if they like it or not. Mr. li. Well, sir, I called to see what is the matter with my paper not coming up to time. Sometime it is one week, sometimes it is two weeks old, sometimes two numbers come together, and sometime I don't get any. Now, it I can't get my paper regularly, like other people, I don't want to take it at nil. juiitor. 1 assure you, Air. li., your paper is mailed from this office regularly; it must bo the fault of some of the posi oftiut'S, iu not forwarding by tbe regular mail. Mr. li. That may be tbe case, Mr. Editor, but of uourse, as I pay you for the paper, I must look to you lo see that it come to mo. Editor. I will inquire into the matter, and remedy it, if possible. Exit Mr. B. (Editor mutter to him self.) That loan thinks I am post-master on every route in the country. Plague on tbe lazy post-masters, what an anuoy ance they are to me. Editor renew his pen : "And the French have been defeated, (knock at the door,) Come in, (enter, farmer C.) Mr. V. I havo called to pay up ar rears, I wish you to strike my name from your books ; your paper it so filled witb novel reading, and high nonsense, that I cannot afford to fling my nioucy away for such trifling trash. Editor. Sorry, Mr. C, extremely so ry to bear you talk of discontinuing your subscription. We endeavor to pub lish m paper to please everybody ; we give variety. Mr. C. That's it, by Irving to please everybody, you please nobody. When I want romance snd fiction. I will send for the New York Ledger; but that won't be this year. (Exit Mr. C.) (Editor renew bis article on the Eu ropean war,) in variou sortie but tbe Prussian forces were (knock st tbe door.) Editor, Good morning, Mr. D., havn't seen you lor s long time, thought you bad left the country. Mr. D. Oh I no, I can't leave this country, I Lava dona too much hard work to give my labor to somebody else. Editor. Would that all our citizens would make s like resolve, our country wonld tbsn be in s more prosperous con dition. Mr. D. Well, I want to take yonr paper for the coming yesr ; I saw a copy of it the other day, and I was well pleased with it. I like s paper that is spicy, that ha s little of every thing in it, s little politics, a little religious news, s good story, some fun, s stylish (ketch of the markets, snd the condition ot the crop, etc. Editor. Pleased to have your name. Wc shall continue to publiah just such a paper & you have described. Exit Mr. D. Editor continue to write: Severely punished by the French (knock at the door.) Editor. Take s chair, Mr. E., bow is your family and effects t Mr. E. All' well, hope you are in like circumstance. I have brought my wife and daughter to see your printing press, tbey have never seen one. Editor. Most certainly, Mr, E., where are they ? Mr. E Sitting in the wagon, waiting to hear from me. Editor. IJring them tip, always glad to gratily the curiosity of the ladies, it is 0 worthv desire. Enter Mrs. E. and daughter. They make a general inspection, and are much pleased with thiir visit. Am they are about leaving, the editor inquired ol Mips E., how she likes the tale of the "Wizard of Dunbartoii Castle ?" Mist E. It is charming, it is truly romantic, nnd most ingeniously written, it is perfectly fascinating, it is exquisite. Mr. E. And let me tell you, Mr. edi tor, my daughter said after sbe read it, she wished you woull leave oat those moral prosy ui ticles, and give us tnoreot the stirring stories ; you know, Mr. edi tor, we doti't look tor sermons in a news paper. Editor. Ah, indeed, it is always giat itylng for an editor to know that his judgment is appreciated by hie readers. Exit Mr. E. and family. Miss E. (Going down stairs.) Mother is it not strange that men who are neat and tidy at home, when they get by themselves leave beh'tid them their hab its for order. Just look what confusion and disorder reigns in the editor's room; books, papers, magazines scattered over the floor ; stove wood, ashes, an old stove pipe under tbe writing desk ; old slippers, a worn oul straw hat, left since last summer ; turnips, beets, onions and even a large cabbage head, never saw such a medley of things. Mrs. E. Yes, my dear Mary, I have always told you there was no refined taste, order or system iu the most of men, and I suppose most of our editors are quite like other men. If your father was an editor, I would see that every thing should find a place. He should not live in such confusion, it must pro duce coufusioti of ideas in his mind. "Order is nature's first law," so one of the Pope said, years ago. Boy hands a letter from Prof. Don. Galvinc, "He wains you to read it." Editor. Stop a moment, the composi tor is out of cojiv. Boy. Who sir? Editor. Compositor is out of copy. Boy. I don't know him, he must be a new comer. Editor (Opens tli letter and read :) Dear Sir : Please inform the public that Prof. Don. Galvine will lecture at the Court House to-morrow evening on the interesting science of Physiology, Adenology and Neurology. Enclosed a ticket for yourself and family. Yours with great coiisidetalion. DON GALVINE. Editor. (Mutters to himself :) These men of science, think a country editor has nothing to do but to write editorial pud's for them ; but the fellow will get mad if I don't attend to it. What do I know of him? What shall I say? Well, hero goes : Prof. Don. Galvine will lecture to-morrow evening at the Court House, (see hand hills.) He lias lectured in most of the principal cities of Europe, before the Academy of Science at Paris, and at Home before tho Economical council ; he is spoken of with the great est admiration. Go and hear him. Editor renews his pen : The Crown Prince is massing his forces, on the river Loire and (Knock at the door.) Walk in, Mr. II., lake the arm chair, yon look hale and hearty. Mr. II. Yes, my health is good, much better than it has ben for many years ; Kansas climate agrees with me ; but, Mr. Editor, I have called on you tc-day, to know why you have reported nio 111 your last usue, in such a rediculous light, in tho trial I had with that infamous scoundrel, old Jeremiah Parsons, before Justice Small, last week ? Editor. Indeed, Mr. II., I knew noth ing parsonally about the circumstance ; I never read tho report till I saw it iu print. Mr. II. Ah ! And so you permit slanderous paragraphs to appear against your subscribers, without knowing it, till it is too late to remedy it ? I de mand of you to give me the name ot the writer, and I'll cowhide him, and knock justice in him at a quick rate. Editor. It is, Mr. II., coutrary to our rules to divulge the name of writers of any article which may appear in our pa per ; but in this case it was our local re porter. Mr. II. Then, I demand of you his name, or if you won't give me it, I thill bold you personally responsible as the principal, aud shall ueek satisfaction for the wrong done me. At this junction of affairs, the editor goes to s drawer in the book case, snd put something into bis pocket. Mr. II., watching the motions of the editor, makes his exit dowu stairs, st a rapid rate. The editor looks astonished and cries out : uAret deliberandum t (noth ing to fear) it is only a bottle of Drake' Plantation Bitters. , A Boston girl is so absent-minded that she kisses any of ber male at- 3uaintancc she may happen to meet uu er the impression that the aforesaid are bcr dearest female intimates. The practice is rendered all the more unac countable from tbe fact that tbe mistake seldom or never occur except when the recipient of the affectionate salutation is young snd good looking. A Curious Character. A Georgia piper is responsible for this story : ' In the oM town of Sunbury on the coast of Georgia, now s melancholy rum, James Sorner.uil, the subject of this no nce, was born h ty-one years ago. His parents emigrated to the isl imi of Bt r inuda over a century since, and are in part responsible for the introduction of that beaulilul grass, which is the bane of planters on the seaboard. The father of James was a tailor and a cripple, and his mother kept s small baker's shop. They had one other son besides James ami were very poor. The former from his earliest childhood was utterly unlike bis kind, ai d developed taste and habits of the strangest and most abnormal charac ter. Once, 4t a very tender age, he was missing for several days, and finally turned up fast asleep upon a tombsloue in the village graveyard. Fond of solitude, he lived in the thick recesses and tangled forests. A passion for natural history was thus engendered, which afterward produced, we veil ur to say, the most complete work (in man uscript) ever compiled on the ornitholo gy ot Georgia. Skilled iu snaring birds, his home was strung around with inge nious cages of his own manufacture, fill ed with feathered inhabitauts, some hitherto utterly unknown lo the resi dent of the country. He ha been known to watch and follow day after day, without ceasing, a paroquet or some other strange bird, until he had secured his piize. Nets, birj lime, traps, and robbery on the roost, were the means employed by him in capturing bis feath ered treasures. This protracted life in ibe woods and close association witb beasts aud birds, gradually transformed this wonderful creature iuto a wild man, and, strango to ay, his very physical appearance undcrweut a change, and his natural taste and appetites also. Tbe writer ha seeu him with a pocketful of live grasshoppers, which be would eat like sugar plums or bon bons. Lizzird., locusts aud even serpents, were dispatch ed in the same way. Indeed, among his other sylvan pursuits, the capture ol snakes wat a favorite pastime. Armed with a forked stick -only, wu have seen this man crawl on all fours through a covered diu-n forty feet wide, filled with ooze and slime, iu quest of the deadly moccasin. When encountered, after piu ning the repi ile's head to (the earth, he would seize it by the neck, aud insert a coarse cloth into its mouth so a to cover the fangs and forcibly extract them with a si srp jerk. lie olten ale snakes alive. The dwelling of this man monster was visited by every stranger and antiquary who made a pilgrimage to Sunbury, to view the old fort and the dilapidated town. It presented a unique appear ance. Hung around tbe walls were tho cages ot a multitude of birds, em bracing many of every variety to be founJ in this latitude, and a long chest on the floor contained bis collection of serpents. JSut who would suppose that this snake man courted the muses, and is the author of quite a collection of" poems, mostly of the amorous cast, which were published, we believe, in Charlestown. Several ot these are in our possession, and form a curious melange of senti ment, vulgarity and nonsense. Occa sionally, nowever, ne wrote quite re spectable doggerel, and his doting moth er proclaimed him to be, not quite the equal of Byron, but the superior of Burns. The writer and Mr. James Seymour of this city, were classmates at school with this curious genius. He died about six veai-s since, aud is still regarded, like the black dwart of Sir Walter Scott, as one of the celebrities of old Liberty county. Didn't Want a Minister. Scene in a far Western State. A vil lage composed mostly of rude mining hut called "houses," ""cottages," "tav erns," etc., though really they were but shanties. An old man sick on his bed. A friend, seeing Ilia: his end was close at baud, showed him many kind atten tions, and endeavored to ease bis suffer ings in every possible, way. One day, when it was quite evident "that the poor patient could last only a few hours, the friend said to him : "Davis, it is undoubt edly best that you should know the truth ; you are a very sick man, and will in all probability live but a short time. Are yonr affairs iu a condition that you whIi to leave them ? I should be glad to do any thing for you, you kuow." "Yes, they're all right." "Well, would you like me to write to any of your folks East ?" "No, not now after it is over." "Would you like me to call in a minis ter ?" The sick man, by a great effort of will over a weak and shattered body, drew himself up in bed no as to be in a sitting posture, and sternly, most soberly and earnestly said : "Why, what should I want a minister for? I never voted the Democratic ticket in my life!" A Dangerous Desk.--The Washing ton l'atriot says: "There is a good desk in one ot the divisions ot the I ulernal Hevenuo Bureau which has become tbe object of quite a lively contest for posi tion by the lady clerks employed in tbe office, inasmuoh as every lady clerk who ha been assigned thereto, has had the good lorturne to date her ruatrinqonial felicity from the time ot its occupaucy. Two very attractive and intelligent em ployes ot the Bureau, Miss J. and Miss II., have within two years, been led from the desk to the by menial altar ; and s third, a blushing and beautiful widow, now the unfortunate possessor, will, if report be true, shortly follow the exam ple of hor predecessors. Several extreme ly handsome, amiable aud excellent lady clerks belonging to the division, are watching with tender anxiety for tbe moment to arrive when the next vaoan cy shall oocur, with a view to the con tingent advantage attaching thereto. A number of crusty bachelors, who deserve tcourging tor their selfish and malicious sentiments, denominate this the "Dan gerous Desk," snd sr U mortal fesr ot its influence. Remember they Mother. Lei d thy mother tenderly Town life' steep decline; Once ber arm was thy support, Now she leans on thine. See upon ber loving face Those deep lines of care; Think It was her toll tit the L f. that record there. Ne'er forget her tireless wstch Kept by dsy and nlglit, Tskin from her step the grace. From ber eye the light. Cherish well ber faithful heart Which, through wearr years. Echoed with lis sympathy All thy smiics and tears. Tbank God for thy mother's love, Gusrd the priceless boon ; For the bitter psrting hour Cometh all to soon. When thy grateful tenderness Los pow -r tojav, Earth will holJ no dearer spot Than ihy mother's grave ! A Word With Labor Reformers. Two men we will call iham Kntra and Strang cane of age nearly st the '" ". aiiey were men worth ex actly the clothes lllev atnnd in . .- each but had about average intellects, fair constitutions, good health, a decent common school education aud a tolerable knowledge of ordinary farm-work. Ttu-y soon mreu out, icr sis per month each, with board and wa.iiincr nI .... counted good hands. Koks eayed bis hours and hi earnings, spending nothing tor indulgences Strauir tnrlr a Aat, now anl then, drauk and smoked and danced, as most men will, resolved to "live as be goc along." At the year's 1 u 1 j . , . -. . enu, eacn nau more ana oetter clotbin" than at the outset; but Nokes had $100 in cash laid by, wiih ten dollars iu bis pocket, while Strang bad three or four in his pocket, and nothing put aside "lor A ramv dav." Thsv nnn kir.l at a little better wages, and so on ; Strang marrying at 23, and thenceforth being constrained to closer calculation and greater economy, whereby, what witb cares and children, he iust Lv. a.,.1 keeps his chin above water; while Nokes, marrying at 27, bad tl.OOO drawing interest, besides enough in band so ouy wnav ne musi to tit up a truo-al U . rr . , . r. . P iiuiuc. a wcuiy years laier, xsokes lias a good firm, well stocked, with to ooo at interest and every comfort about bim, so mat he is considered worth 10,000, and at length begins to take the world more easily; while Strang, the same, man he ever was., has acAumiilataH l..lf a dozen children and t little else. You can find just such men as each of these (but more like Strang than like Nokes) in almost any rural township, in any village or ward. In C . A - I a . t i a . . . tact, luauaiiia may iairiy m divided into a small class of Nokeses and one much larger of Strings. sxow tbe difference in these men's es tates Was not made bv banlta nr to rim. or charters, or monopolies, or anything ui iue aviuu. Any oi inese or an ot idem mav have helned Nnkea nr hitisHaV'rAa'l Vtim as you will ; but tbe groundwork of his success was in himself; aud so wiib Strang's coniDarativp failure W. Lsm. that bad government may discourage mini, aim so reauce tne proportion of the thrifty ; but it has pleased God to endow some men with the instinct of eaviug, which others are born without : so the former amass wealth and the lat ter do not. So it was from the begin ning; so it will be, unless human nature changes, to the end of time. We are uot arguing that Nokes is a wiser or bet ter man than Strang. That is not tho point. What we deem unconsidered and unrealized by the majority is this: It is the interest of all, including the poorest, that there should be more and more men like Nokes and lewer like Strang. Nokes, you say, is selfish and purse proud ; he makes money his god, an 1 misses the good in life in order to scrape together Wealth U-bifh ho rlnuc nnt un. joy, and lrom which hi children will de- .. A .. 1 U . . ti. ti . - cuo .eat ueneiiu ell J admit it. But mankind are richer for the wealth he has created and saved ; his (arm. his house, bis stock, will be left to us though he be taken away. Nay, more : from the hour be became a capitalist, be ceas ed to be a competitor lor employment and became a provider of employment for those who, but for hi ris, might have sought it in vain. To make bis home w hat it is, he has bought thou sands ot days' labor lrom ditchers, stone-pickers, fence-makers, muck-diggers, etc. ; the construction of bis better house has made work for cellar-diggers, btick-makers, masons, lumbermen, car penters, furnishers, etc. ; be has thus without iutendiug it, if you say so been a benefactor to labor ; and nine tenths of the wealth he has amassed will remain lo benefit others after be had done with it. Had all been like Nokes the most luckless among us would havo been born to a more desirable lot in life than is aotuallyenjoyed by a quarter of us. Americans are evidently in high favor In Japan just now. A correspondent writing from that country gives an interesting account of Minister De Long's recent tour across the island of Yesso. By order of the Mikado oar Minister was everywhere received a a prince, Ths people were forbidden to appear upon tho streets or even out of doors at bis ap proach and when admitted to his presence, they were ordered to prostrate them selves before him. These were, no daubt, extraordinary honors, but it i tbe way they have in Japan, aud we cani 0". ob ject. The same correspondent gives soma interesting particulars about tbe ict-rri-or of this strange oountry, which is just being opened to the unholy ejes of tbe outside barbarians. A portion of it ia said to resemble aur Northern Slates, tbe forests being very douse and covered with hard timber, such as ash, rak, ma ple, hickory, chestnut, etc., and full of partridge, quails and pigeons. At every house on their route a dais was ereoted, on which wa a card with the inscrip tion in Japanese: "His Highness, the Envoy lrom the United Countries,' while over tbe rooms for bis suite was tbe inscription ; Tor tbe Noble Followv ers."