ItMm weekly telegraph
By JA.M1CS 11I3JSD.
: volume "xxni---xo7ii
Independent in nil things.
S3 in Advunco.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER 1159:
rRftiran of sviihciiiftioni
Two Dollar nor snnum paid strictly Ip advance.
ClargjrrauD vlll be aplled with tho papur for ft
T-o1t lino or f of NonparoH mak n qnre.
Ona snnare 1 wack.f 78
Two square 8 mos t 8 00
OnesqnurrjS wks.. 1 50
Diiasqtiar BniH.. 8 00
One annaro fl inns, , ft (X
Two (imirn rt mOK, 8 00
Twnsquarosi yi-nr, m no.
Foursquares 1 rear 15 00
Half column 1 year, 85 00
Oiifl squaro t Voar,. 8 00
11 islnosaCanls not ovnrllv1ina por year .$8 00
. Obitnarv Notlcns not of arneral Intr-rost h alf rato.
Local Notices Tun Cento a line for ench Insertion.
f very description attcndi-d to on rail, and done In t
most tasteful manner.
Wll.l,. IIOlvntN, proprietor of Llvary titalilo.
New Horses. Carriage. Holies c. Horses kept hy
tun day or week. Omnibus to anil from all trains.
Stable oppnslta Flak House, Ashtabula, O. 1103
"irCNRY P. FRICKF.II, Sf. !.. Tfti(lirirn on
Church Rtrect. North of tho Bonlll Park. Ollloe-in
Smith' New Block. npposlto the Klsk House. 1130
l. I?. Ij. KIM), Chyslctan and Bnrireorr. nfflre
over Honclry King's store, roaldence near St. Peter's
O. II. ltOIS, in, !., Homronpath Ic Phvslrtfin and
Bllriroon. HuiToasor to PR. V AN NOttM V N. Office
tamo as formerly No. 1 Main Street. Ahts.b ula, Ohio.
OtHce hour from 7 to 8 A. M : Ito 8 P. M., and even
lni. May be found at the offlce at nljrht. 1187
DH, 1!11K1, would Inform his Mends, and the
pub'ic en 'ra'lv thit he may he found at his residence
or Park Street, reidv to attend to all professional
Calls. O'llcehoura. from 18 to 8 P, M. Ashtabula O.
Mar 81.1888 1048
ATTORNEYS AND AOENTS.
ST. II. Itlionv.s, Attorney r.nd Counsellor at
Caw, 81!) Superior Street. Cleveland, Ohio. . 08
8HER1IAN, MAM., A: fSIIFW.tf A, Attor.
nevs and Coitnselirs at T, aw, Ashtabula, Ohio, will
practice In the Courts of Ashtabula. Lakeand ncauga.
1. aba 8. SHKnMAX, Theodokk Ham..
J. IT. Shkrma. 1018
BOW A1(D If. FITCII, Attorney and Counsellor
at I,aw, Notary Public, Ashtabula. Ohio, Special at
tention (riven to the Settlement of Estates. and to Con.
vovanclnir and Collectlnij. Al?o to all mutters arising
tinder the Bankrupt Law. 1(M8 .
1. O, FISHFIl, Jnsilce of theiPeace and A cent for
the Hartford, Sun, Franklin Fire Insurance Compa
liles. Olnc.e In the store of Crosby Wetherwax,' on
Main Street. Opposite the Fisk House, Aahtnhnla.
; Ohio, 1111
IIE'VItY F ASSIST"!", Aireni Home Insurance Com
pany, of New York (Capital. S,00iUm and of Charter
Oak Life Insnrnncn Oompanv. of Hartford, Ct. Also,
nttouds to writing of Deeds, Wills, Ac. 104.3
J. It COOK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and
Notary Public, also Real Estate Airent, Main street,
. over Morrison & Ticknor's store, Ashtabula, O.. 040
CIIVUI.KS HOffTH, Attorney and Connsellor at
Law. Ashtabula. Ohio. KKI5
FISK IIOITSK, Ashtabula. Ohio. X. Field, Proprl.
etor. An Omnibus ninuim to and from every train of
cars. Also, a'trood llTcry-stable kept In connection
with this ouse, to convey passengers to any
ASIIT.AHI'I.A HOISK-It. 0. Wanxixornx.
Prop Main St. Ash tub ula. Ohio. Larso Public Hall.
Rood Livery, and Omnibus to and from the depot. 1043
rilOIIPSftVS HOTEL!. C. Thompson, Proprl
tor, .IHWon. Ohio. 1005
GKOIIHK II AM., Dealer in Phino-Fortcs, and Me
lodeons. Piano tools. Covers, Instruction Books, otc.
Depot SQ Public Square, Clovoland, Ohio, 1043
TlHill ft r tWUSM!, Dealers In Fancy and
aple Dry Hoods, Family Groceries, & Crockury, South
ore, Clarendon Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1005
U. II, f.H.KICV, Denier in Dry-Goods, Oioccrlo.
cartes, Crocki'rvand Gluss-Wure, next door uorth of
Flsk House, M iln street, Ashtabula Ohio. 1043
J. 1. FA III.KNKU Sc SON, dealers In Oro r
ies, Provisions. Flour, Feed, Foreign and Dumi : 1c
Fruits. Salt, Fish, Plaster, Water Lime, Seeds, c.,
Main Street, Aslitahiila, Ohio. r I
W. It ED II BAD, Dealer in Flour, Pork, Hams, lird,
an.1 all kinds of Fish. Also, all kinds of Fanillv lro
r -ries, Fruits and Confectionery, Ale and Doi'i-istic
JT. P. HOHKIITKON & Sou, Dealer in every de
scription of Boots, Shoes, Huts a caps. Also, on liaud
n sto-ik of Choice Family Groceries, Main street,
ner of t'en're. Ashtabula. O. 808
I. AV. IIA8KELL. Comer Spring and Main
streets, Ashtabula. Ohio, Dealers in Dry-Goods, Gro
ceries, Crockury, &c, &c.
1015 D. W. IIASKELL.
WtiMS Sc HOOT J I. Wholesale and Retail Dealera
in Western U-jsurva Mutter and Cheese, Dried Fruit,
Flour, mi l Groceries. Orders respectfully solicited,
a. II 1 1 ml at the lowest cth cost. Ashtabula. Ohio. HKIS
II. V. illOHItlSOIV, Dealer In Dry-Goods, Groce-
les, ijoois. rtuoes, iiaistL.-jp s, naruware, -crucKerv,
Hooks, t'uillts. Oils, &c, Asnt ibula, O. 800
IH lltriN NKii'llHU V, r'-it, ftiul Aintho
cuiy, and Kuural d-mlur in lmifft Mmllctiittu, Wine?
and Liquor fur Medical purpotiud, Kancy and Toilet
Uoodtf, Muln Srrout, corimr ol Ccntro, AHhuhiila
( HA ItliK SWIFT Ashtabula, Ohio, Duller
in DruA aud Mfdiuinun, Urocerly, lerfitmory and
FaiH'y Articlo, aupurior TeiiH, Cort'on, Hince, Flavor
lili tiTxtftictn. Patunt Mudiciuo of ttvury ducrlptiont
ltnts, Uyun, VarnUhus, Uruxhort, Fancy Hoaps, llnir
Kcdtomtivctt, Hair OiU, &c. all of which will he sold
at the lowuttt pricui. rroscriptioni preparou with ituit
able cartK Km
H. A. IIFMHIY, Main Btruti, AhHhtiU, Chios
Dcalur in Uiulth, MudiciueH, Chemicalw. Paints. Ols,
VrurthuA, Vara Uinta, Dye Stiill'dA Ac., Choice Kamlly
irocorici!, liuindin Teas, Co flees, Ac, Patent
rtludicliics. Pure Winua aud Liquor for Medicinal pur
poses, ruytfician a prenciriiouacareiuijyanaproinpi-
lv attended to,
GKOUUU WILMItl). Dealer in Dry-Goods, Ciro
curiua. 11 ill-, Caoit, Bnu. htioea. Crockery, (JiaH-V'are
AIo, Wholonale and Ketnil Dealer In llanlwaro. Had-
diary, naii, irons nmoi, vruge, meoicinea, ramis. ums,
Dyentulln, Ac, Ma iu atreet, Anhtabula. 11H6
v. II. WIL.M A TIXOM. Saddler and Harness Ma
ker.oppositu Flsk Block, Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio,
has on hand, aud makes to order, In the best manner,
evervtuliii; in ms line. luwt
P. C. FOIID, Manufacturers and Dealers In Sad
dles, Harness, Bridles. Collars, Trunks, Whips,
AC, opposite r isa utilise, Asniaouia. unio. lino
Q.G.OIiLLKV, Manufacturer or Lath, Hldlngr, Mould.
I... .j lhui.u, Hiiihm. An Plutilnir MnfchliHr Anrl Hrmwl,
usuilnir. done on the shortest notice. Slion on Main
street, opposite the Upper Park, Ashtabula. Ohio. 440
SKYMOllU, JinUINS cV 0.t Manufaoturars
of Doors. Basil, urn. is, uevei mciiug, noorinjr, f eiiC'
. .,.,.! U....U pKnii.. t. .. k i.r.. ...i.
burs and Builders, Dealeis in LuniDer, Lath and Shin
cles, at the i'lsnlng Mill, corner of Main street and
Union aney. auiuui, vmu.
WM. BKYMOUK. A. 0. GIDDING8
" P.M. STRONG. kMi-tf
O. IKILH afc HIiO., Maunfacturera and Dealera la
all kinds of Leather in general demand In this market.
Hl)hMteaah price pain lor nines anu nains.
STOITII Sc PUEXCH, Manufacturers and Dealera
i n iciiM of Leather lu demaud ia tliie market.
aud Shoemaker's Findings. He is also engaged in the
manufacture of Harnesses, of the light aud tasteful, aa
well ss the more suDstautla! ktuus, opposite rnumix
Fr.iniirv. Ashtabula. 870
fiHANHV Sc WKTIIKKAVAVX, dealers In Stoves
Tin war, Hollow Ware, shelf Uardward. Glass Mart
Lamps aud Lainp-Triinintugs, Petroleum, o., c
.In. VI. Ic House Ashtabula. 8111
Xiao, full stock of Paiuta, Oils, Varnishes, Brushea,
UKOatUB CI. MVBB4IID, Dealer to Hardware,
Iron, Bieel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plato, Sheet Iron,
vin. ..,.1 u.nnrutiiMr nf Tin. Hhiwt Imn
and Copper Ware. Fisk Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. WJ6
O. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Koalring of ill
Lt.i- .. u;. i. l,uk and .luwalrv. Store la Aatt-
taoaia iion. p'w,,
J a a HBOTT, Dealer in ciocus, waicnes, jewei-
u..n,1l.,..,rt 1inaiHliir done to
Ii:."'"-a.,. . Un atraeL Conneaut. Ohio. 888
JAT1KX K. rEBBINS. Dealer In W.tch
Clock. J OWeiri, Oliror u' ivm --f ---
pikl" of all kind, done well, and all orders promotly
r.. J J a,.. - Until AtrMMl. Atkh Labial. 0 . 1UU5
llicuuou w -
JOHN DIICHO. Maiiufaeinrer of, and Dealer Id
Furniture of the best descripl Ions, and every variety,
Also General (inderfallcr. and Manufacturer of Coffins
to order. Main street, North ot South Public Square,
S, , IIF. ACII, Manulactnrer and Dealer In first
P. K. II AM., Dentist. Ashtabula. O. Office
Center street, between Main and Park. 1048
f23. W. N I' I.RON, Dentist, Ashtabnla. O.,
crrmT vlslia Conueaut, Wednesday and Tliu silny of
each week. 1 1 08
XV. T. AV AM.ACK, I. I. . Klecsvllle.O Is pre-
iiareo io auenn 10 an operations in ins proiession.
l makes a speciality of "Oral Surgery" and savin
the natural teeth. I10H
EDAVAKDO. PIKIK'KDealeraln Clothing, Hats,
caps, and uenta ruriiisiiiiig Goods, Asntaouia,u. H84
WA1TE Sc 8ILI Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods,
Hats. Caps, Ac, Ashtabula. (HK)
SF.A'nolIH, KTIIONO Sc 8PIC1IH V, Manufac
turers moves, i-iowa ann t'oinrrns, winnow raos and
Sills. Mill Casting, Kettles, Sinks, Hleigh Shoes. Ac,
Phoenix Foundry. Ashtabula. Ohio. 1091
AVin. B. JFSSI'P, Malleable and frcy Iron Found
er, ann nianuiaciurer or J runic lisroware. 7.1. 77. 7
and 81 Central Avenue, (Formerly Neabit Street.)
Newark. N.J. 1131
FHED. AV. HLAKF.ftl.KK, rhotogmpheran
dealer in Pictures. Knirravlnu. (:hromos, Ac. having
t large supply of Mouldings of various descriptions, is
prepared to frame any thing in the picture line, at
short notice and in the best stvle. Second floor of the
Hall store. 8nd door South of Bank Mann street. 1004
F.Dft.AII II AM,, Fire and Life Insurance and Real
r.siaie Agi-ni. aiso, senary i-udiic ano t onvevancer.
Ofllee over Sherman and Hail's Law OUlcc, Ashtabu
la, Ohio. 1141)
C. TRAPPLEIt, (From Paris.) No. 875 Siith Ave-
nne. nei. inn ana imn ni., new lork. All article
for Ladles' Toilet and III Hair, manufactured afier Ihe
In test Paris patterns. Specialities In Ladies' Coif
GRAND KIVP.II INSTITUTE, at Austinburg.
AsuiHiiuia i;o.. uuio. i ucKerman, a. m.. j'rlucl
pal. Spring Term begin Tuesday March SMth. Send
for Catalogue. 1 1 43t f
Abstract of Time Table Adopted November 13, 71.
NEW find i in proved Drawing-Room
and Slceplnir Conchos, comblnlniz all modern Im
provements, are run through on all trains from Buffalo,
Niagara Falls, Cleveland and Clnclimali to New York,
makius; direct connection with all lines of Foreign and
coastwise oieumers, anu also wiin notina steamers autt
Railway lines for Boston and New Kuuland cities.
No. S. No. 18 No. 4. I No. 8.
Day ' I.lghtn'g Night Clncln.
Express. Express Express. jExpress
i 4t-.m. TTTr.TTriniTHirrii
700 AMS 10 " I 18 15A.M
4-40" " I fill " I 6 411 p.M.lllldt) "
4 45 " 145 " 5 45 " 1005 "
458 " 158 " 658 " Q18 "
'jiir 8 45 " jTTaO-57"
8(15 855" 8 08 " 1 03a M
80S " 6 011 " 8 85 " 815 "
10115 " 015 " 10 45 " 8 80 "
1105 " 718 " 11 51 " 4 30 "
fih " 4 00 " 6 50 " ..' ..
8(SI " 443 " H55 "
HIS " 8 45 " 104.1 "
11 Sif" TSi " IsTjoriT. 4 55 "
1802 P.M. 8(111" 1255 " 888"
10 au " " 7 '15 A M "6 86p.m. 815p.1I
110 " II-J7P.M. 8 I5A.H. TTSaTii
151 " 1011 " 8 00 " 788 "
817 " 8 35 " 7 58 "
8 38 " 10 57 " 8 58 " 8 10 "
810 " II 8 " 4 80 " 000 "
848 " 1S08A.M. 410" 838"
5 3 J2 ' S0 "
liL -Z-l-Z 11J 8Cp!.
18 " 8 58 " 7B0'""- 18 05 "
8 68 " 8 45 " 18 58"
7 3( 0 8-. " 1 80 "
835 ' 18 lOpjr . . . .7.
840 '" io IJOOaji 847"""
"11 3"-"-. Ai'S'z." 616"""
915 " 8 8 " 11 88 " " 8 88 "
ViH " 700 12 00 M 840 "
' "5li5p.jl. 11 2I1P.1I. 5 30A.JI
Great Bend. "
Deposit .... "
UUI1COCK ... "
orl .lol'vls. "
Turners t. .. '
Arrangenicnt or Drawlngslleem and
No. 8. Sleeping Coaches from Clnciiinrtl to Hornelis
vine, and urawiiig-noom t.'uacnes irom ruspen
rlon Bridge, Niagara Fulls and Buffalo to New
No. 12. Sleeping Coaches from Cincinnati. Suspension
Bridge. Magara rails, nunaio and tiorneusvipe to
New iork ; also from iiorneisvuie to Aiuany.
No. 4. Sleeping Conches from Suspension Bridge, Ni
agara Falls aud uunalo to new lorn.
No. 8. Sleeping Coaches from Cleveland, Suspension
Dringc, IHIBgara rails alio nunaio io nuequciimuia,
and Drawing Koom Couches from Susquehanna to
Ask for Tickets Via Erie Railway.
Which can be obtained at all principal Ticket Office
on main and connecting lines. 1011
L. D.Rcckxb Urn. Siwt Wn. It. Bahk. (it. rat.Aat
LAKE SHORE & M. S. RAIL-ROAD.
ERIE DIVISION—TIME TABLE.
To take effect Sunday, Jan. 14, 1872.
Toledo E.l?55 J-' 8 SX
raclflcEx.lS3 '""8" 2 K S S Sjj
St. Bt. Ex.
US H g 8 18 gg
65 - .!
! t; 3-Sk':tr
1 w J. B si .
Special S 3 S
N. Y.KxJfcS S ' S 2
Atlantic Exj 3
Day Kxresa jjlS
Train do not top at station where the time is omitted
in tne aoove laitie.
i CHAR I. F.N P. HATCH.
- Ueusrsl ttupM, rirvrlaral
O. K. RALPH'S.
NEW. CASH STORE
T WOULD most respectfully inform
i"iwiui ui nauumu.) miiii PurriuilUIIIir CUlin
try, that 1 bav opsned a btoro with now aud Mlect
AlaairtmAnl lf . i 1 .
BOOTS AND SnOES,
. GROCERIES, Ac.
which I propose to sell at moderate price and ready
pay. One door South of Flsk, Hllllnuui, Si Co Feed
Please give tne a chance to ahow that I mean bueine.
O. K. RALPH.
P. 8. Will take In. exchange for good, butter, egg
and farm produce generally.
Ashtabula. Jan. UtK IH7 . ' 48to8
HI sad TI SUPERIOR 8TRKRT, .
CLEVELAND. OHIO. , 17
A Sparrow's Nest.
And wbkt medly tiling It ti I
I nrvcrinw neal tike tills;
Ntil ni'attljr wove, wiib tlfctnt csro,
Of all very rnoa and ihiulng hair j
Bnl ptil trtctlicr, odds and ends,
l'lcktd op Irom envinii' und Irit-nrls.
Hce 1 til It (if threat; and trill of rat;,
Just like little rubbhh-bifg I
Sec hair of dog and fur of ca,
And ruvtlings of a worsted mat,
And ssli reds of iliks. and many a feather,
Compacted cunningly together.
Well, here lins hoarding been, and hiving,
And not a little good contriving,
Before a home of peace and easo
Was fashioned out of things like these.
Think I had tbeso odds and ends been
To some wise man renowned for thought
Home man of men a Very gem
I'ruy, what could he have done with them?
If we had snld : " Here, sir, we bring
You many a worthies little thinif
Just bits and scraps, so very suihII,
That they have scarcely size nt all ;
And out of these you must contrive
A dwelling large enough for live,
Neat, warm, and snug, with comfort stored,
Where nrasinuR things may lodge and
How would the man of learning vast
Have been astonished and aghast,
And vowed that such a thing bad been
Ne'er heartl of, much less seen 1
Ah t man ol learning, you are wrung :
Instinct is more than wisdom, strong;
And He who made the sparrow taught
This skill, beyond your reach of thought.
And here, in tills uncostly nut.
These little creatures have been blest;
Nor have kings known, in palaces,
Half such content as is in this,
Poor simple dwelling aa it is.
Plant trees, my frirnd, plant trees to-day'
Beside your cottage door
And let their leafy shadows play
With sunshine on your Moor.
Plant trees, that birds may build their nests
In bowers Hint you liuve made,
And children play, and tiro, and rest,
Beneath their gralel'ul shade.
Let oaks and lindens round yonr field
Like 8talely monarch grow,
Willi iron arms your lioun- tm y'll shield
'Gainst w iulry winds and suow.
Let bxmlock, spruce and fragrant fir,
And hardy, gruceful lurch,
Stand guard against the galea Unit stir
The blusterous days ol March.
Let locust scent the breath of May,
Co .I April clothe the prune.
And cheatnut tassels, blithe and gay,
Wave iu the air of June.
Plant trees along each thoroimhfure,
And let their brandies meet
Above the country roads, aud o'er
The city's dusty stteel.
Let willows fringe the sparkling slream,
And poplars line the land.
And let the maple's silver gleam
Be Been upon the plain.
Let elm and aili their shadows fling
Across the murmuring rills,
And let the pine's ajolitu strings
Make music on the hills.
Plant trees, and something better leavo
Your daughters and your sous,
Than 'twere to have your name engraved
On marble shall or bronze.
A Thrilling Incident.
In 185S, a circumstance occurred in
the city ol New Orleans which nt llie
time, created an excitement that affect ed
the entire population. An old merchant
hiilily connected, wealthy and of distin
guished social position, one night myste
riously disappeared. Ills family were
in intense distress, and Ins, business in
consequence disordered. lie left Ins
store at a late hour, ostensibly to no
home ; hut before going, contrary to ihe
usual practice, put into his pocket a large
bu in of money.
His way led aion?; 1'etera street, on
the bank of the river, but far down iu
the third district ot the city. Ili.s lile
may have been sacrificed and his body
thrown into the flood that rolled at hiV
feet. Police rtgulaiioiiB at that time
were bad, and crimes of this description
were not unfreqiiently perpetrated. A
little way back Irom the street was a ru
inous building, halt tumbling to decay,
and inhabited by a number of people,
men and women, inured to vice and living
Among the band notes Mr. Crosby
was known to possess was one of (500
with the word "Canal" written ou the
back. The rest were of various denom
inations, and without peculiar identity.
Mr. I and myself visited the resi
dence ot tho missing man, at the request
ot his wife, and by her we were charged
with the duty of tracing out and bring
ing to justice his supposed murderers.
She was a tall, elegant looking lady, ot
commanding presence and great culture.
The wealth of her rich beatttv and fine
mind was inherited by her daughter, a
girl scarjoly twenty. The terrible be
reavement had paralyzed the senses ot
the mother, but nad aroused the energy
and fire ot the young girl's nature. More
like a beautiful Nemesis than an ordina
ry woman she appeared to us.
As we entered the room she was in the
act of consoling the mother. The long
black hair had escaped from its confine
tiient and had almost enveloped her per
son in its ebony tresses. The great lu
minous eyes were tearful but flashing
and lull of fire. The lace was dark with
the blood of ber Spanish race, but the
figure was queenly, slendor and faultless
to a model. Startinor no aa ws ntrd
the room she inquired very hastily, al
most fiercely, 1 tnougnt
"Are you the detectives ?"
'We are," and I mentioned our names.
"I must speak to you in private," she
said, and led the way to au adjoining
apartment. : ' v -
"What do you think of the matter ?"
she arfksd, when out of hearing of her
"As yet an opinion would be mere
guess-work," I replied.
"Nevertheless i have come to one. I
have no doubt he was murdered, and
that the deed was committed somewhere
near he old ruinous buildiug near
'Some snch idea has crossed my mind,
but there is no trace as yet which can
lead to the proof of it."
"We will find it out, rest assured,"
she said, "and to this end you mnst co
operate with m and now listen to what
I have to say. To night at twelve o'
clock precisely do you two visit the ld
building. I will be there. Ask for the
young woman who applied at nightfall to
them for shelter. Let your object be,
apparently, to arrest her.
"Hut I do not understand."
"But y hi will. I am going there at
dark, disguised a a beggar girl. Hy tho
time yon have coin, my information
will have been collected."
"I will read the ciitninars secret," she
said, 'if the criminal is there, however
deep in his heart he may bury it."
Strange as it may appear, I made no
attempt to dissuade her from her pur
pose. I could not. I felt as if tho beau
tiful creature held over me a magnetic con
trol. Those acquainted with the city at this
period can form some idea of the danger
of the plot we had formed. To na it
was a matter of daily occurrence. But
for the young girl, inexperitnecd'aud
tenderly nursed, to thrust hereelf into
the very house of the unscrupulous and
desperate wretches who were suspected
of this crime, was simply appalling. It
wouid not do, however, to go to the
place before the hour appointed for our
coming, 'or that would defeat the object
in view. It was therefore with many a
misgiving and uneasiness but poorly
concealed, we bided our time. Hut we
determined to be there at the very mo
ment, and the clock was on the stroke of
twelve midnight when we knocked at
the door. The outside of the house
gave no sign of life within. The shut
ters were securely fastened, and no ray
of light penetrated the darkness, but a
muffled sound of voices reached our ears,
our knocks hushed them to a whisper.
There was a momentary hesitation, as if
c tinselling together, aud then th door
was opened wide.
It was a long room, dusty, and brown
from age. About a dozen persons were
seated around, but every eve was turned
to the door. Two men had risen to their
feet and stood in an allude which might
mean defence, before the fireplace ; but
the object that attracted our attention,
was a young girl Kilting in the corner ol
the apartment. Hrr face was as dark as
a gipsy's and the long hair hung loose
on her shoulders; her dress was of poor
material, ragged and unclean. Patches
and rents had almost changed its hue
and disguised its texture. She seemed
too thinly clad lor that cold night, and
her slender frame shivered aa if from
cold aa the chill air from the open door
"What do you want?" was the stern
question addressed to us by one of the
men at the fire. Before I had time to
reply, the girl sprang to her feet and
spoke instead : "Arrest these men I"
Her voice was low, but her face flashing
on the light of the fire, was that of the
Nemesis I had seen that day.
There was a short fierce Btrnggle, and
ihe men were in our power. The girl
then walked to a plate in the floor and
touching a concealed spring lilted a trap
door. She bade Mr. I. lift the box that
lay in the hidden place. The lid was
wrenched off, and in it were the old
merchant's money, pnpers and pocket
book. With the money was found the
bill and the word "canal" written across
its back. It was not long before the
men confessed their crime. The old
man had been murdered and his body
thrown into the river.
The daughter accomplished her mis
sion. She carried out her design and
traced to their hiding places the proofs
of the murderer's crime. It is useless
to state what followed. Long years
have fled since then, and the Nemesis ia
vet amonir the living. Beautiful still,
there are many hearts to grow glad at
i , i i i. i . l. t ,.r
ner Sillliu mid smite, wmi ner lhu joy ui
the home she charms.
Anecdote ok IIknky Clay. One of
the most notable membors of the Twen
tv-seventh Congress was Thomas F.
Marshall of Kentucky. He came to
Washington with, a high reputation as
an eloquent advocate and a rising law
yer, lie was a fine scholar, of elegant
culiure, lively imagination, and good
logic il powers. He spoke with fluency
and animation, and always commanded
the attention of the House. But his
habits were erratic, and he was absent
from the Capitol nearly halt the time.
There was an old family tetid between
Mr. Clav and the JVIarshalls, and the rep
resent at i vo from Louisville partook ot
the animosity ot his relative, who had
met Mr. Clav in single combat. Mar
shall was decidedly opposed to the Bank
bill, which the President had vetoed,
and in a conversation on the Avenue, at
tacked it in a strain of argument and rid
icule ot the most effective character.
; "Bravo, Tom," said a bystander, "I
never heard anything better in my lite,
Why don't you make that speech in the
House ? There's not a man there who
can answer It."
"Why don't I, sure enough ? Do you
know what trie people of Kentucky sent
me to Congress for 1 Not to act npon
my own judgment, not to carry out
their wishes, out to vote aw. vue uiciauon
of Henry Clay. There's a collar around
my neck bearing the inscription, 'Henry
Ulay, bis dog r
The fur trade at San Francisco has
largely increased since the acquisition of
Alaska to tne United oiaies. i.asi year
the importation ot raw fur was ot the
value ot more than $2,000,000. Pre
vious to the purchase of Alaska the
trade in turs was insigmncani, an mat
were obtained in the territory, being
sent from Sitka, by Siberia, to Europe.
Now the trade has been diverted to San
Francisco, with much of that from Si
beria. From this port the markets of
tne world are more acoessioie. 1 lie
trade is becoming i""- .-', '!
..ui ucuome more so yearly, tor. some
Industry of English Women.
English traveler writes : I can as
sure you that, having lived in different
castles and manor-houses of Urent Brit
ain, and Isren accustomed to thejndus
trious ha'vits ot duehesset and countess
es, I was utterly astonished at the idle
ness of American fine ladies. No Eng
lish woman of rank (with the exception
of a few parvenu) from the Queen
downward, would remain for one-half
hour urnployed. or sit in a rocking cSair,
unless seriously ill. They almost all,
wild hardly an excrpiioncopy ihe let
ters ot business of tin ir husbands, fa It
er, or brothers, attend minutely to the
wants ot the poor around them, and
even to take part in their amusements,
and sympatize with their sorrows ; and
visit and superintend the schools; work
in their own gardens; see to their house
hold concerns; think about their visit
ors; look over the weekly accounts not
only of domestic expenses, but often
those of the farm and the estate; man
age penny clubs in conjunct ion with the
working classes, to help them keep them
selves; and with all these occupations,
by early hours, they keep um their ac
quaintance w ith ti e literature and poli
tics ot the day, and cultivate the accom
plishments of music and drawing, and
often acquire besides some knowledge of
scientific pursuits. The late Marchioness
ot Landsdowne was so well acquainted
with the cottagers in her neighborhood,
that she used to visit and look at the
corpses of the dead, because she found
that her doing so soothed ami comforted
the bereaved. I have known herio shut
herself up with a mad woman in her
poor dwelling, who used to lock the
door and could not be induced to admit
any one else. Lady Latnlsdowne's only
daughter used once one hundred guineas
(uiveti her by her father-in-law, Lord
Sutt'olk, to buy a bracelet) to build pig
sties, with his permission, at her hus
band's little country residence. She ed
ucates her own children without assist
ance teaching the boys Latin and the
girls nil the useful branches of education.
The late Duchess of Bedl'crd, I accident
ally discovered when on a visit to Mo-
burn, had, for thirty years of her mar
ried lite, risen at six o'clock, summer and
winter, lit ber own hre. made some tea
for tho duke and herself, and then, as he
wrote lus own letters ot buriress, she
copied them, and they came down to a
large partv ot guests at ten o clock, to
dispense breakfast, without saying One
word ol tl.eir maiutianary avocations.
so that you might have been a visitor in
the house without finding out that the
Duke and Duchess had transacted the
necessary business af the day before,
perhaps, you had risen. 1 would rather
mention those that have gone to their
reward than write ol women still
amongst us; but you may believe me
when I say that I am constantly amomg
tnose wno live such lives ot energy and
usefulness, but they so employ them
selves withoat rstentation. or an idea
that they are doing more than their sim
Jem B is a wag. A joke to Jem
is both food and raiment, and whenever
there is an opening for fun he goes into
Jem was recently in a drug store,
when a youth, apparently fresh n-om the
"mountings," entered the store and at
once accosted Jem, stating that he was
iu search of a job.
"What kind of a job ?" inquired the
'Oh, a'most anything. I want to tret
a kind of a genteel job ; I am tired of
tannin , and kin tun my hand to a most
"Well, we want a man a good,
strong, healthy man as a sample
"What's the wages?"
'Wages are good ; we pay $1,000 to a
man in that si' nation."
"What's a teller got to do?"
"Oh, merely to lest medicines, that's
all. It requires a stout man, one of good
constitution ; and after he gets used to
it he don't mind it. You see, we are
very particular about ihe quality of our
medicines, and before we sell any we
test every parcel. You would be re
quired to take say, six or seven ounces
of castor oil some days, wi'h a tew
drops of rhubard, aloes, croton oil and
similar preparations. Some- days you
will not be required to test anything ;
but as a general thing, you may couut
upon say from six to ten doses of some
thing. As to the work, that doesn't
amount to much ; the testing depart
ment simply would be the principal la
bor required of you ; and as I said be
fore, it requires a person of very healthy
organization to endure it. But you look
hearty, and I guess you would suit us.
That young man pointing to a pale
faced, slim-looking youth, who happened
to be present has tilled the post tor the
last two week ; but he's hardly Btoul
enough to stand it; we should like to
haye you take right hold it you are
ready, and if you say so, we'll begin to
day. Here is a new barrel of easier oil
just come iu. I will go and draw an
' Here Verdant, who had been gazing
intently upon the slim youth, interrupt
ed him with :
" "N-o, no; I g-u-c-s-s not not to
day, anyhow. I'll go down and see my
aunt ; and ef I 'elude ter come, I'll come
up termorrer and let yea know."
As an instance of decadence of morals
where one would least expect il, the
Rev. Robert Collyer has consented to
become a forger for a bribe of $2,000, of
fered by the students of Cornell Univer
sity. As an extenuating circumstance,
however, it should be mentioned that he
is only going to forge a single horse
shoe lor Cornell's behoof. Had he agreed
to make a full set for a mare (by ware
no allusion is meant to alma mater) the
case would have been different; he
would then have been forced to count
.Who'.s U.- " .- . P"4""1
passing figure, one dark night. "It's I,
patrol, dou't be afraid,'.' replied an old
Hororskope for March.
BY JOSH BILLINGS.
The man born this month will be In
kliued tew blow a little. He will be a
domcntik man, and will know bow tew
rok the cradle ami pre potatoze. Ho
will marry the only daughter of a widdo
and will be a tfood judge of mothers-in-law.
He w ill die about the usual time
iu life, and leave a houie and lot, with a
small mortgage on it. He never will
run for oflis but once, and then will git
The woman who appears this mooth
will be an old maid until slip is 20 years
old, and then she will suddenly put a
stop tew this kind uv bnzzitness, by in
vesting in a young man. She will be a
good housekeeper, and kno how to make
a plum pudding, with the plums left ont.
She will hang to her buty till she is
about 45, after that she will have to lake
I don't suppose thare haz ever lived a
man without a single virtew. Even Ju
das Iakariot "went and hanged himself."
The old old saying haz it,""it is a wize
child that knows hiz own father,' but in
thcze daze uv progressluin it iz a wise
father lliat ktiozs his own child.
A man with a bed full of branos kan
afford to be karehss onee in a while, for
even hi, blunders are brilliant.
I am satisfied that thare aint no snch
things az tl"juet wjinl. Eloquence laz
in manner, and I hare seen an eloquent
Style iz everytldna for a sinner, and a
Icetle ov it wont hurt even a Baint.
Gravity nz a general thing, is either
the wisdom ov a phol or the cunning ov
Humility iz a good thing to hav, pro
vided a man iz sure he haz got the right
kind. Thare never is a lime in a kat's
life when she iz so humble az just before
she makes up her mind tew pounce upon
a chicken, or just after she haz caught
and et it.
The man who haz got into the habit
ov never making any blunders, iz alto
gether too good to live in this world.
A Monkey as a Police Detective.
The following wonderful story, very hard to
believe, is told in a Bombay paper ;
A Madrassie going on a journey took
witii him some money and jewels, and a
monkey, of w hich lie was very fond.
The poor man, however, was waylaid,
robbed and murdered bv a party of
rutfiana, w!hi went their way after throw
ing the corpse into a dry well, and
covering the latter up with twiss aDd
dry leaves. But they had overlooked
the monkev, who saw the whole pro
ceedings from the top of a tree. As
soon as the road was clear, the intelli
gent beast set off for the Tehsildar's, or
police officer's house, and having drawn
his attention by cries and moans, lured
him on by dumb signs to the tell-tale
spot. In due time the body was dis
covered, and then with the monkey's
help the lelisiliJcr found the stolen prop
erty where the thieves had buried it.
lie then followed the monkey to the
bazaar. There the monkey picked out
one of the murderers, ran after him, and
with his teeth held him fast by the leg
until the man was secured. This feat he
seems to have repeated until all the mur
derers were caught. It is added that
they have since confessed their crime,
and being committed for trial before the
lellicherry Court. A u Agra contempo
rary suggests that such a monkey ought
to be made an inspector ot police.
Would not that be rather a deiscent for
the moukey ? We would like to hear
more about him, how he behaves for in
stance in giving evidence before a mag
istrate. hat sort of equivalent for an
oath would be required of him, and
would the identity of the culprits be
proved by his showing his teeth ? If
the story fihould prove to have any
foundation, it will deserve a prominent
place in lie next addition of one of Dr.
Frank Buckland a amusing volumes.
Allen's Indian Mail.
A Happy Womax. What spectacle
more pleasing docs the earth afford than
a happy woman contented in ber sphere,
readv at all times to benefit her little
world by her exertions, and transform
ing the bn.irs and thorns of ale into
roses of Parsdise by the magic of her
touch ? There are those who are thus
happy because they cannot help it--no
misfortunes dampen their sweet smiles,
and they diffuse a cheerful glow around
them as they pursue the even tenor of
their way. They have the secret ot con
tentment, whose value is far above the
philosopher's stone ; for without seeking
the baser txchangoof gold, which may
buy somo 6orts of pleasure, they convert
every thing they touch into joy. What
their condition is makes no difference.
They may be rich or poor, high or low,
admired cr forsaken by the fickle world ;
but the sparkling fountain of happiness
bubbles up in their hearts, and makes
them radiantly beautiful. Though they
live in a log cabin, they make it shine
with a lustre that kings and queens may
covet, and they make wealth a fountain
of blessings to the children of poverty.
As a marvelous instance of what one
man may achieve by doing systematical
ly and thoroughly w hat ever he under
takes, we cannot do better than to con
sider the life of Alexander Von Hum
boldt. There was no part of tho world
he had not visittd, and he had been no
where without acquiring the most ex
act knowledge of the whole country, its
geology, its animal lite, its botany, all
its physical characteristics, as well as
ik. l.iiuriiao-p. habits, customs, laws, re
ligion and history of its people. He led
this life till he was ninety years of are,
and even then no tact in any part of the
nrnrlt lliat timl an v honrillo' on SClentlflO
TW V. ....... ... " O ' . .
truth had escaped his notice- J J is mind
was a museum, wtier "s'
that had been brought into the world
was placed in order, carefully guarded,
and always ready for use. We are not
wrono- in attributing the boundless learn
lm fud prodigious memory . of this
nrait. man tn his. hnhit rtf avateinatlKinfT
his mental labor, and to his power ot
self-concentration ; aud to bis belief in
the wisdsnj of God.
Leap Year Hymn.
Tell ui not In Idle Jingle
"Jlarrinire's but an empiy dream,"
For the girl is dead that's single,
And things are not what they seem.
Lite is real, life Is earnest,
Hinulu blcsssdiicas a fib
"Man Ihou art, to mnn returneth,"
Hai been spoken of the rib.
Jiot enjoymrnt and not sorrow.
Is our destined end or way.
But to act that each to-morrow,
Finds ui nearer ru image day.
Life Is long, and youth Is fleeting.
And our hearts, though light and gay,
Silll like present drums are beatiog,
Wedding marches all the way.
Ia the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of life.
Br not like dumb driven cattle
Be a heroine a w ife I
Trmt no future, howe'er pleasant ;
Let the dead past bury its dead ;
Act in the present, hoping
For a spouse ahead.
Lives of married folks remind us
We can live our lives as well,
And departing Uave behind ut
Such examples as shall 'tell'
8uch examples as another.
Wasting lime iu idle spurt,
A forlorn, unmarried brother,
Seeing shall tuke heart and court.
Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart oa triumph set,
Still contriving, still pursuiug,
And each one husband get. .
A Lawyer and a Witness. Tho
tedious session ot the supreme count at
Pitt field, Mass., was relieved by an in
cident, recently, that drew a little smile.
A leading member ot the bar, rather
noted for his strategy of confusing wit
nesses by workiug them into a passion,
had under cross examination a woman
who seemed an apt subject, and. bavins?
wound her up to the desired pitch, be
inquired : "Madam, are you living with
your first or second husband ?" "That's
none of your business I" sham and
short. With an air of offended dignity,
the attorney turned to Chief Justice
Bn'gham, who remarked with a smile, "I
think the witness is about right in that,
is he not ?" Which reminds the older
members of the bar of a similar misad
venture that a sti'l more distinguished
member ot the Berkshire bar once met
at the hauds of Chief Justice Shaw.
"Where did you get the money with
which you made the purchases spoken
of?" asked the "learned brother" of a
witness under the tortures ot a cross ex
amination. "None of your (gentle, ex
pletive) business." thundered the victim.
"Now, may it please you, are counsil to
be insulted n this manner ?" appealed
the lawyer. "Witness,' said the Chief
Justice compassionately, 'do you wish to
change your last answer ?" "No, sir, I
don't I" "Well, I wouldn't if I were in
your place !" And the chuckle that
shook the bench was audibly echoed.
Bakxcm's Cas nibals. The four can
nibals (three men and one woman) which
Barnum proposes to place on exhibition,
were obtained from the Lin? of on of
the cannibal islands, where they were
captives taken in war, and, by the law
oi canuioai wartare, were doomed to -death.
Barnum was obliged to give
heavy bonds that, at the expiration of
their three years' reprieve, he would re
turn them. In tBe operation, he claims
double credit as a humanitarian ; first,
he does not furnish them with their regu
lar diet ot roast niillionary ; and, second,
he proposes to forget his bond, and not
return them to tickle the palates of their
epionrean ciptors. He considers this
breach of contract justifiable, as he is
willing to pay the amount nominated in
the bond, especially if the investment
proves a profitable one.
Alarming. There is an alarming pros
pect before us 1 Plantamour, the cele
brated Professor of Astronomy, has late
ly discovered a new comet, which iu
volume far surpasses all comets hitherto
discovered. After making various ob
servations and calculations, he has arrived
at the conclusion that it is darling with
immense velocity, proceeding in a direct
line toward our globe, and will come
into collision on the 12tb of August
next. The approach of this 'fiery giant'
will be heralded by an extraordinary
ameuut ot beat. The Professor thinks
the catastrophe of the colligsion cannot
possibly be avoided unless a deviation
takes place iu the course of the rapidly
approaching comet. This may be pro
duced by its coming within the scope of
the attractive influence of some other
A gentleman who has just returned
from Alaska, says that the week b fo-e
Lent he witnessed in Sitka a carnival
such as could not have been seen in any
other part ot the United States. The
entire population marched in procession
on the opening day, aud during the
remainder of the week no person ap
peared on the street unmasked. Iu ev
ery house jollity and good cheer prevail
ed, and Russian and Si wash,' American
aud Teuton, indulged in masked balls
every evening. The week is kept as a
carnival week each year by the Russians
and they indulge iu amusement to their
heart's content. Notwithstanding . the
excitement, there were no quarrels or
disorderly conduct apparent.
There is this difference between happi
ness and wisdom he that thinks him
self the happiest really is so, but he that
thinks himself tho wisest is geueially
the greatest fool. . .
A mral poet indicted a sonnet to bis
sweetheart, entitled, "I kissed her rub
rota." The compositor knew better
than that, and set it up in printer s ii
iu "I kissed her snub nosa." , , .
Columbus havinc discovered Amtrica
America now proposes to do the square
thing by discovering Columbus by ex
burning his remains at IlavanOi
A Michigan blacksmith began work "
ith a powder Q &!. Docket.' The '
new shop win be completed in MireaV
The improved means ot reaching the
Yeseraite will render it mere ftccessiblsj
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