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TKIT AAA'S II.
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By J-AMEQ XtEED.
Independent in nil things.
a" inr nrr a nr
$2 in Advnnc4
,QHIQ, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1872.
WIIOLE NUMBER llG3n
Two Dollars pr annnm paid strictly In tdnnct.
CIrgjrtnCBj Wfl b(jjinll Thi prJnf 1
Tvatn l(no oV loss tit Nonpareil make sqnar. '
Ant sanara 1 sreok.1 15
Two squares ft ,,. no
Two sqnare 1 year, 1 nn
Foursquare 1 year in (in
OnsaqnareS wka.. 1 SO
Dneaqnar ft mm., 8 00
Onsqnare ft mn.. inn
Onn sqnare 1 rear,, i no
iirii column 1 year, 8 nn
rvisinesaiania not ovsrflv 1tna per year, ft) 00
O hi tnarr Notices not nf general Interest half rate.
uocai ten unie line lot cacn insertion.
of every description attended to nn mil, and done In t
most tasteful manner.
WILL, BOWIVI AN, proprietor of Livery Stable
New lfnrves, Carriages. Robe Ac. Horses kept by
the day or week. Omnlbns to and from all triune
Stable opposite Fink Honea, Ashtabnla, O. 1103
HKXRY P. FRIfKKR, 1W. D., residence nn
Chnrch Street. North of the "onlk Park. Offlcn in
Bmith' Now Block, opposite the risk Hone. 1129
DR. R. L. Kltd, fhyslclan and "nrircon. office
nvarltendrv King's store, residence near 8LPotr'
OhtrchvAshtabala.. O . .;. 1048 1
B. BIO., M. D., Momo-opithlc rhvelcian and
Mnrteon. Successor to nn. VAN NORMA. OITlco
rmias formerly No. 1 Main Strict. Ashtabnla, Ohio,
flUtce bonra from 7 In II A. M : Ho II P. M., and cyon
lug. . May he found at the office at night. 1187
BR. KAlfKtJ, would Inform hia friends, and the
pnh'lc generally that he mr he found at hl residence
ar. Park Street, ready to attend to all professional
aalla. Office hoar, from It to P. M. Aahtabiila.O.
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
St If. RIIODK, Attornev and Connaellor at
Law, II Saporlor Street. Cleveland, Ohio. 08
ORVILLR A. nnfKWRf.ti, Notary Public.
A lent for the pale and purchase of Real Estate. Con
reymcer and Collector. Office at roaldencj. Klnx.
SHRR.TIAN, II ALL, fSIIFRTIAN, A (tor.
neja andConnvelora at L aw, Ahtabiila, Ohio, will
nracl iceln theCourtaof Aahtabula. Lake and noanga.
Kaxi S. SuanaAM. Tiikodoiui IIi.r.
J. IT. 9hirh. . Jims
KB WARD II. V ITCHY Attorney and fonnnellnr
at Ijw. Notary Public. Aohtahnla. Ohio. Special at
tention el Ten to the Settlement of Rtate.and toCon
wwuiclwa' and Oallnetlna;. Alto to all matter arUIng
dar.the Bankrapc Law. 104A
I. O, FMHRR, nlceof the Peace and A pent for
the Hartford. Snn. Franklin Fire Innrance Compa
rtlea. Office In the atore of Crohy A Wetherwait. on
Main Street. Oppoalt the Flak Ilonr-e, Aahtabnla.
" Oblo. . 1111 '
HfCRV FAUKTT, Ajeni Home In'ormceCom
. pany, of New York (Capital, ,nnn.nnni. and of Charter
vak.Mr&Inrarance OnmnaiiT. of JTartford, Ct. Alo,
, altenda to writing of Deeds. Wllla. Ae. 104S
t, R. COOK, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and
Notary Pnhllc, also Ileal Estate Aient, Main street,
:- oter Mnrrlpon A Tlclinor'a Ptnrc, Ashtabula, O. 40
mtRI,IM ROOT II, Attorney and Connellor
at Low. Ashtahnln, Ohio. iikir
PISK MOIIRK, Ashtabula, Ohio. A. Field. Prnprl
. lt.. An Omnibus mnnine to and from every train of
- .bars. Also, a irood llrury-stahle kept In connection
with thla onse, to Convey passengers to any
' !An . U.t. U A .kt.ki.1. Okl..' T ... !.. I, I ln II. II'
Rood Livery, and Omnibus to and from thedepot. 1019
; , .MERCHANTS.
-G ROR6R HALL, Dealer in Piano-Fortep, and Me
p , Indewntf, Flana'toolp, Covers, Instruction Booka. etc.
epo PaMle Sqnara, ClevebMid, Ohio. 104
TILER A OARL1SLK, Dealers In Fancy and
aplj Pry Goods, Family Oroccrles, A Crockery, South
ore. Clarendon Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 10U5
E. II. KILKKV: . Dinner in Tl rv.dnort. nroeerU
cerius, urocaory mm tis.ware, next diaif north or
Fisk House, Main street, Aslibibula Ohio. 104S
rt 1 1 , .1 , ,
3 . Jtm i'i if v 111 a, fiki 1.. i'n .
Is, Provisions. Flour. Feed. Foreign and Domes Ic
VhiII. U.lfr U" 1 .. 1. 11 1 - ... 11 ' . I I .1 . .
, iuim, rw,Kir, . nier S.IIUO, oucw, e v..
Main Street, Ashtabula, Ohio. j 1 I
XT. HliDlIK AD,'Jilcriii Klonr, Pork, llams.Umd,
. and all kluds of Fish. Also, all kinds of Family tiro
.' cerioe. Fruit and Confectionery, Ale and Uonriatlc
m, a-. aavasHHTHwrn dc Bon, Healer in every da-'
erlptioa or Uoota, Shoes, Hats Caps. Also, on hand
atawk of Choice Famllv Groceries. Main amurf
acr 01 venire. A.anianuia, t. (am
O. W. IIASKKLL. Corner Spring; and Main
. atreots, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealers lu Dry-Goods, tiro
' ' cerliaj. Crockery, Ac, Ac
. . u, w. II AHKKLL.
WELLS As HOn ril. Wholesale and Rotall Dealers
in WsaWrn Kjserva lliitterand Cheese, Dried Fruit,
. Fioar.-aad Groceries. Orders respectfully aolleited,
a. tiled at tile lowest eish cost. Ashtabula. Ohio. Iffitil
It. L. fflOUUISON, Dealer In Dry-Gooda, Groce
lus. Boots. Shoes, IIuts,Caps, Hardware, Crockery,
Buoka, Paints. Oils. Ao, AaliMbnla, O. - tXHI
: : DRUGGISTS.
M A RTI X ' N at W R Kit R V, U'lgilst, and Apothe-
Sarv, andxenural dealer in Drua, Mediciuea, Wines
ud Liquors for Medical purposes. Fancy and Toilet
tiooqs, Mainptreet, corner of Centre, Ashtabula.
CHARLES K. W I FT- Ashtabula Ohio, Dealer
, In Druya and Medicines, Groceries, Perfumery and
Fancy Articles, superior Teas, Colfeo, Hpices, f lavor.
Inj Kxtracts, Patent Medicines of every description,
Fa1nrs;-Vyea; Varnishes, Hrnshca, Fancy Soaps, Hair
Restoratives, Jlair 01ls,.Aa. all of which will bo sold
at Mre lowest prices. Prescriptions prepared with suit
ablo care. 10113
II. A. HENDRY, Main streets. Ashtjbiila, Ohio.
Dealer lu lni)re, Medicines, -Chemicals. Paiuts, ttis,
Brushes, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Ac, Choice Family
IGroasuiaa, iiicltidiiur Tiaa, OotTees, Ac, Patent
lecliarnea, Pnre VYIiiua and Liquors for Medicinal par
. aose Puyslclaa a pr;lrtiousarefuJly and prompt.
Ir attended to. 1048
KEOUUR WILL ARD, Dealer In Dryiooda, Gro
ceries, Hata, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Crockerv, tllass-Wars.
Mi Wholesale air J Hetail Dealer la riant ware, Had
diary. Nails, Irou, atteui, Drags, Medicine, PaiuU. Oils.
Dyestuffa, Ac., Main street, Ashtabula. I0115
IT. II. -Wl LlA A WHOSJ, SaeVibw Mid Harness Ma-
ker, opposite Fisk Block, Main street, Aslitabula, Ohio,
Aaa mt haad, and make to ardar, 1st that beat tMnner,
evervthlni in his line. 1UU3
P. C. FORD, Manufacturers and Dealers In Sad
dles, Mar uos v Bridles. Collars,. Triiuka, Whips,
Ac., opposite Flak House, Ashtabula. Ohio. 1016
T Tttli " - 1 " iM i " 1 ... . ..
Q. C. C K L L K V , Manufacturer of Uth, Siding, Mould
ings, Cheese Boxes Ac. Planing, Matching, and Scrawl
Hawing, tone'ontke shortest notic.- Sliop on .Msln
Vtreot. opposite the Upper Park. Ashtabula. Ob'.o. 440
'KYn6UR. UI DOING sV !0.. Manufacturers
of Doors, Sash, Bilk Is, Bev,.l Siding, Flooring, Kenc
tn'Mqldinisa, Haroil "rk; Tarniug, Ac. Also, Jobi
V4Mjaw( Biiuven, ueaieit isj biimsr, iatn and Bhia
gles, at the Plauliiir Mill, corour of alalu street aud
TJaloa alley. Ashtabula, Ohio.
(I. XKILB 4k RHO., Manufacturers and Dealers Tn
-all kmd4 of Leather In general demand In thla market,
'Highest cash price paid for Hides and Skins.
IIITH A PKKHrH. Manufacturers and Dealer
, la all kind-of-lusher ladeiaaad la thla market,
.nd lehaantaauir's Fiudluga. ll i also engaged In tua
dnaaalastarsMsf Oaraossos, f tua light and uuteful, as
Veil as tha niur aabataullal kiuds, oppuaiM Phutula
rouiiqry. nninima. etu
u : . .
CHOIBT At WKTIIBRWAX, dealers la Stoves
, Tla wars, Hollvw Ware, shelf Qardward. Glass Ware,
'Lamps and Lamp-Trimmings, Petroleum, Ac, Ac.
eppoaita the Kl.k Hons Aslitahnla. Sill
Also, a full stuck of Paluta, oils. Varnishes, Brushea,
SBORUIC V. HI BBARD. Daaler la Hardware
Iron, Swel and Nails, Stoves, Tla Plate, Sheet Iron,
Coupe aat tnc, aud Kauuracturwt at Tiit, Sheet Irtm
(Ad 0ptr Ware, Fiak a Bluck, AatUaAula, Ohkn luat
. . , . aTgAYELERS.
fsV' Wi DICKINHON, JeweWr. . Kepairing or all
Jtiods of Watchea, Clocks, and Jewelry. Btor tn Aah-
tsbn'a llous Block. Ashtabnla. Ohio.
JU A.. ABBOTT. Dealer in Clocks. Watch. Jewel
bUKeavioe:, aiunuing ana Repairing uuue u
maia atreok C'ontieant, unio.
T KB BINS. Dealer la Watches
Clorks. Jewslrv. Silver and Plated War. Ae !(-
MsaJnat f all klAd don well, ae all nrderapromai ly
aAtrttjtdiMDst, .t-j. Mltrt, Aitbula,o; lut
-.V - si ,
DITHO, MsnnfsriiiT of, and Dealer In
Firrailnreiif the best descrlpllons. and every variety.
Also General Undertaker, and Manufacturer ff Coffins
to rirrler. Main atretfl. North ot South Public Square,
jr. .' RKACtl, Msaufsrtnrer and Dealer In First
hp riifiiiuui;. iipii, vii ncini . nm-r rBi-r. unn
P. K. HALLi Dentist. Ashtahsita. O.
Renter street, between Main and Park,
". W. NRLHON. Dentist. Ashtabnla. O.
iTfrf visits Conneaut, Wednesday and Thn-sdny of
earn weea. - - 1 nn
W. T. WALLATK, n. n.m. Klnirsvllle.O.ls pre
pnred to attend to all onerat'ons in his brnfesslen.
lie makes a speciality of "Oral flnrgery" and saving
lh.n,lHHlliull, .. ' IIOA .
KDWARnn.PIF.RrF. Dealer In Clothing. fists,
Capn. and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Ashtabula. O. 894
W A I T F. V MILL, Wholesale and Retail
Dealers In Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Cap. A.. Ashtabula. WHJ
8RVKIOIIR, TRON A; APF.RRY, Mnnnfar
tnrerpStovcp, Plows and Colnn-np, Window Can and
Sills. Mill Castlngp. Krttlep, SinkP, Sleigh Shoes. Ac.
PhoMili Foundry, Ashtabnla. Ohio. loHl
WW. n. JF.SRITP, Mnlleablcand Grey Iron Found
er, and manufacturer of Trunk llrdare. 7R. 77.TI1
snd Rl Central Avenue, (Formerly Ncsblt Street.)
Newark. N. 3. - 1111
FRED, W. BLAKICNLF.K, Photographer an
dealer In Piclurep. Euirravlngs. Chromos. Ac. having
a large supply of Monlillnirs of various descriptions, Is
prepared to frame any thing In the picture line, at
short notice and la the bnrt trle. Second nor af the
Hall store, tnd door South of Dank Man si roe I. inp
RIXiAR HALL, Fire and Life Insurance and Ileal
Kstate Agent. Also, Notary Public and Convevnncer.
Office over Sherman and Hall's Law Office, Ashtabn
la, Ohio. 11411
O. TH APPLRH, (From Paris.) No. 7S SUth Ave
nne, bet. 17th and lsih Sr., New Vork. All nrliclea
for ladles' Toilet and In Hair, manufactured after the
latest Paris patterns. Specialities In Ladles' 0of.
fures. . aisn
UHAND RIVF.R INNTITVTK, (it Anslnburg.
jipiiiHotiii, ioiu. e. 1 ucKeminn, A. Al ..'--rrrncl-pil.
Spring Tern beginsPuesday March Stitlt tnd
for Catalogue. ' -. X.'j'; 114!tif
J. H. WATROVS, Palmer, Glaaier, anef paper
Hanger. All work done with neatness and despatch.
Abstract of Time Table Adopted November 13, 71.
MEW and Improved DrawincrRm
X 1 and Sleeping Coaches, comblnlnir all liiodeni Im
provements, are ma through on all trains from Buflalo,
Nlairara Falls, Clerelnnd and Cincinnati to New Vork,
making direct connection with all tinea of Foreign and
Coastwise Steamers, and also with Sound Steamers and
Hallway 1 1 nan mr Huston and rew hngland citie.
No. 1 ! No. 4. I Na. S.
Mghurg Night Cincln.
Niajam F Is
Portuge 1,,,- "
Addison .... "
Avcn t "
5 8 "
7 5 '
0 88 "
, -lo a a
8 35 P.M.
8 00 "
8 85 "
Ow,(,'9 . "
Great Bend- 11
Susq'ebaif' t "
84S " .
1 1(4 "
Hancock ... "
I ncr.i iT
8 45 "
1 10 P.M.
11 w aji.
!"05" P it
1 80 "
II 8S "
... 1 aoi'.a. liiisii'.M
700 A.M.I H10 " I.. laloA.M
44(l" " 1 411 " I 5IP.a.IIMM"'r
44 " o " 45 " 10 06 "
4S " . IM " I 5 Mi " llQU "
Jt) J t 4fi " i 46 "Ti 40""'
Mi" " 855 " "5(18 " TnaA.a
Aim " mm " nf is
1005 " i 015 " 10 45 " 880 "
II 05 " Tl " 11 M " 4 80 "
4 4 is) " , 6 5(1 " ...77:
4 48 " "
i 45 " 10 48 "
:i 5 " ia jOA.a
. 80(1 " litft "
of Drawings Room and
No. J. Sleeping Coaches framrClnclnnrtl to Hornclls-
i vtlle.-aiiKl llrawing-ltqom voaencs irom pusiien
: rion Bridge, Niagara Falls audBufl'alo tuiNew
No. 1. Sleeping Coaches from Cincinnati, Snspenslon
iHHIge. Niagara rails, nuniiioanu iiornensviiu 10
New York ; also from iloriiclsvtlle to Albany.
No. 4. Sleeping Coaches from Suspension Bridge, Nl-
agar Falls and guttata to new 10m.
No. 8. Sleeping Coaches from Clci eland. Suspension
rJrioge, Niagara rauaann nuuaio ioc,iiMiieimiui,
and Drawing lioom Coachea from Susquehanna to
BMvw York. ' -
Ask for Tickets $Ma Erie Rnilway,,,
Which can bo obtained at all principal Ticket Ofllecl
on main aud connecting lines. run
L. D.Ruckkb s. Smt Wai. K. Baiib. Urn. Put. Ant
LAKE SHORE & M. S. RAIL-RAOD.
ERIE DIVISION—TIME TABLE.
To take effect Sunday, Jan. 14, 1872.
St Bt. Ex
. R 6 eii
('nn. Accra. 'X
N. y'. E.Ib-'S.
Day Exress W"
S S 8
Trail) do not (top at stations where tha time is omitted
-1 in rne anove imiio.
J CHARLES F. HATCH.
as a n srsi wap'i, a irvfisra,
o I g2iE-efe5 i-Vz'tlx SWj
O. K. RALPH'S,
IW.WOULD most respectfully inform
the Inhabitants of Aahtabnla ud surrounding coun
try! test 1 hav opened a Blur with a nw aud auiect
asaeuiraent of ' " ,
DhT GOODS. 15. -r .
"iloOTS AND. BnOE.B,
G 1 GROCERIES, iite,
which I propose to tell at moderate priae and Iready
pay. One dVt South of Fisk, Blllimau, A Co' Mwd
Store. v r-i
PleglvBMaeaaae to saasr that I aieaa haslneu.
ll ,- 0. K. KAI.PII.
P. 8. Will I tak1aeichantfov(ood, batteri tgg
ana arm proanoe generally.
Asatahula. Jan. lih. I wis,
171 and 171 8CPERIOR STREET,
w CLEVELAND, OHIO.
The Early Bird.
BY GEO. MCDONALD.
A 111 lie bird iat on lie rdgc of her neat 1
Hrr yellow-bkMka ali'pttotind at tup;
That day "lie bad lirr very beat, "
And had lilledevery nse of tticlrllllle rroju.
fllie bad flllrd her own Just orrr full, '
And hence the wri feeling little dull.'
"Ohdcnrt" she algbcd, as she at wttb lier
Bunk In her chest, and no neck at all,
While bei imp aluck out like a IcHllirr bed
Turned Inside out, nnd rnlher small,
'Wlnit sIihII I dii If tlilnirs. don't rcfiiimt
I don't know where tlien-' a single worm.
I've bad twenly to-day and the children fira
Brsitlfs a few files and tome very fnt spiders;
No one will sny 1 don'l do as I preach
I'm one of the bvsi of bird providers ;
Hut where's the uaef we want a slorm
I don't know where there's a sinjele worm."
"There's Ave tn my crop," said a wee, wee
Which woke at the voice of his mother's
"I know where there's Ave," and with the word
IT. . 1 , t . t a
iie mi-Ken in 111s neaii, ana went on again.
"The folly of childhood," sighed his mother,
"Has always been my especinl bother."
The yellow-beaks they slept on nnd on
They never bud beard of the bogy to-morrow
And the mo I her snt outside, making her moan,
She'll soon have to beg, or steal or borrow ;
For she never can lell the night before
Where she can find one red worm more.
The fact, as I say, was, she'd had loo many ;
She couldn't sleep, und she called it virtue,
Mother fort'sight, ahVcilon, any
Nome you nuiy call it Hint will not hurl you.
So it was lute eru she tucked her head in :
And she slept so lute It wits almost a sin.
But the little fellow who knew of five,
Nor troubled bis head about any more,
Woke, very nrly, U-lt quite alive, '
And wanted a aixth lo add to his store;
He pushed his mother, the irreedv elf.
Then thought be hud better try lor himself.
When bis mother awoke and bad. rubbed her
Feeling less like a bird and mors like a mole,
She saw him limey with what surprise
Draifxini; a h 11 ire worm out of a hole I
'Twas of tills same hero lbs proverb took
'Tis the early bird that catches the worm.
Fisk and Sickles.
The followiiifl storv is related W Mr.
Crouiicli of n correspondence between
risk and hickles, at the oiubieuk of the
p raiico-l Tussian. war :
Fisk, hearing that Jacques Offenbach,
the composer of tlio botiffe operas, was
exiled from Paris to Madrid by the
Republican, made up his mind that
Offenbach would make a steriiir lender
of orchestra at the iirand Opera. With
characteristic impudence he telegraphed
nearly as follows :
'D. K. Sickles, Uulted Bute Minister, Madrid,
If OftV ubach is in Madrid secure him at
any price." 1 Fisk "
General Sickles was dining with Mar
shal Prim and Serrano at tliu table of a
high dignitary, and he was surprised
early in the evening to receive a sealed
dinpatcli, borne upon a silver salver, nnd
.presented in the presence of his friends.
(IVehaps , (his story was related by
Sickles to iliow his importance, and is
wild and baseless.) General Sickles knew
that the diplomatic formula allowed a
minister to open a dispatch anywhere, so
he merely bowed to the host, aud broke
imjeai. - .. ; r . ( j . , , ,
? jr-r?(it 'was lis surprise. The singohir
message was signed Fisk, but, knowing
little ol Fisk, he concluded it was a mis
take for Fish Hamilton Fish, Secretary
"Gentlemen," said Sickles, "there ap
pears lo be something peremptory in this
dispatch from my . Government, I beg
yoil lo excuse mo for a lime." . . ,
Repairing to his office, Sickles and his
Secretary put their heads together. "Who
was Oftbnbnch ? What did Fish, the
great Fish successor, but not replacer
of Seward want with Offenbach ?
Suddenly an American dropped in.
"Why," said he, "that is Jim Fisk, the
showman. He wants Offenbaah lor his
show. Perhaps to lead his orchestra."
Sickles felt chagrined enough to reply
to Fisk that next he would want the Unit
ed States Minister to sleet a ballet troupe
tor him ; hut somebody intimated that
Fisk might have more discriminating
reason for fto.
' So Offenbach was huntod up ; but he
declined to go. Sickles; lived to see the
Opera House he was offered a commission
tor, captured from Fink's surviving part
ner, Jay Gould a mau who never com
pensated his age for the nuisance of hi in
sult, by cither a joke, an idiosyncrasy or
Nothing makes a tea-table bo oozy as a
bubbling kettle. 1 he only wonder is that
any one shnulddispense with the luxury.
What with its shining copper sides reflect
ing your smile, its glaring flame, gas-fed
or alcohol-fed, its hiss of blue steam, its
homelike singing, everything about it is
suggestive' and delightful. And what
good lea it makes when all tho old-fashioned
rules are observed : tho hot cups,
the drop ' in" each ' saucer, the freshly
scalded pot, the water caught at the
happy moment of boiling, the judicious
steeping liver! tha. lamp ( Ob ! there is
nothing like it. No Irish liid.ly ever
finds the knay-k. "Catch people making
good lea" out 'ot tk'eKsom. where they are
going to' drjnk It themselves," says
CJirlei;U(jeJ. And, hesj rigtit.
And then it the kitchen fire is low or
the cook out or sulky, the same spirit
lamp or feas jet can bo made to do further
duty. J? or, in spite ot the laws of health,
people will sometimes grow tired ot
sweetmeats, knd they demand a morsel
of something savory with their bread aud
butter and what can be better than a
bright tin, chafing dish on the' table f
There -is Katie or Louisa, who will
consider k fnu to stir the scrambled egg
carefully ahoot the shining dish, while
mamma pours tea, or to thicken tho cream
for dipped toast, or frinids the crisp slioes
of dried beef with a little butler. And
small hungry ooses all around will sniff
the appetising gale, aod petitions will be
put io by small voice for a little bit,
"just a little tiny bit." off nana's plots
Ar.d the cor.y, anil, so to speak picnic
character of the performance will make
the wholemeal pleasant and cheery.
The material for supper should not Ire
too sweet nor to hesvy. Preserves and
cake are nice in their way, but they
should be treats raiher than matter ot
course. Fresh fruit, or fruit "imply
cooked, mush, farina, wheuten gi its, I oast,
cold bread, graled cheese, radishes, cress,
simple and unexciting dishes of all kinds,
are in order. lioiled ham grated fine is
a nice relish for bread nnd butter, or a
little halibut. A light meal of thi kind
is apt to be followed by a pleasant even
ing: and then it means something when,
lighting our bedroom caudles and ex
changing kNsps, we prepaie to go up
stairs and wish each other "Good i.ight.
A young man, nineteen years of age,bv
the circumstances of the late war made a
constant companion of his father far from
home, said to a mutual friend :
"The more I become acquainted with
my father the better I like him. When a
boy at home,! thought he was a nice man,
but I did'nt know him much.
This father had striven to be useful and
and to do good as he had opportunity.
Hut eight een years had passed, and his
son had been as yet only favorably im
pressed with his father's! character. He
was yet to know him. The stream of kind
ness and charity for human want and
woe,and sympathy for others in trial, hud
watered and made fruitful with happy
experiences other vineyards, but the
young and tender plants in his own home
had been but little watered. The depths
of that fountain were yet to bo sounded;
and the full and earnest love ol a father's
heart was yet lobe learii ;d experimentally
This came of the father,s thottghtlers
ness. It was the lesult ot bis lot gel ful
ness ot prior claims upon bis attention.
But it was a thoughtfulness and forget
fulness inexcusable, unless to neglect a
known duty for a supposed one would
The Yonngstown Iteyister of the 4th
insl. has the following : " A young man
living in Austintown, by the nameotMc-
fiweu, a nephew of T. It. McEwen of this
city, on Friday evening wat looking at
a gun which he was intending to
purchase, and supposing that it was not
loaded, placed his mouth over the mu..le
to blow through the barrel. While in this
position, the gun went off, and the enure
charge was lodged in his mouih. The
tongue, palate and teeth were almost
entirely destroyed, but, strange to sny,
he was not killed. It seems iiicompre
hei.sible that he could be injured in that
way, without receiving the entire load in
his brain, lint, by some remarkable
chance, the shot lodged elsewhere. The
wounds were dressed, and at last acounts
the patient was doing much better than
could be expected."
Experiences of a Barrister.
Something more than half a century
ago, a person, in going along liolburn,
might have seen, near the corner of one
the thoroughfares which diverge to
wards KushcH Square, the respectable
looking slop of a glover and haberdash
er named James Harvey, a man general
ly esteemed by his neighbors, aud who
was usually considered we'l to do in the
world. Like many Loudon tradesmen,
Harvey was originally from the country.
He had come up to town when a poor
lad, lo push his fortune, aud by dint of
steadiness and civility, and a small prop
erty left him by a distant relalijn, he
had been able to get into business on his
own account, and to attain that most im
portant element in London a "connec
tion." Shortly after selling up in the
world, he married a young woman from
his native town, to whom he had been
engaged ever since his school-days ; and
at the time our uaralive commences, he
was the father of three children.
James Harvey's establishment was
one ot the best frequented ot its class in
the street. You could never pass with
out seeing customers going in or out.
There was evidently not a little business
going forward. But although, to all ap
pearance, a flourishing concern, the pro
prietor of the establishment was surpris
ed to find that he was always in piuch
ed circumstances. No matter what was
the amount of business transacted over
the counter, he never got any richer.
At the period referred to, shopkeepiug
had not attained that degrte of organi
sation, with respect to counter-men and
cashiers, which now distinguishes the
great houses of trade. The primitive
was not yet superseded. This was the
weak point in Harvey's arrangements.
and not to make a needless number of
words about it, the poor man was regu
larly robbed by a shop-man, whose dex
terity in pitching a guinea into the
drawer, so as to make it jump, unseen,
with a jerk into his hand, was worthy of
Herr Dobler, or any other master of the
sublime art of jugglery.
Good-natured and unsuspicious, per
haps also not sufficiently vigilant, Har
vey was long in discovering how he was
pillaged. (Jartwright, the name of the
person who was preying on his employ
er, was not a young roan. Ho was be
tween forty and filty ysars of age, aud
had been in various situations, :w here he
had alwavs given satisfaction, except ou
the score ot being .somewhat cay and
somewhat irritable,'', lVi9tclf,lie;wis a
mau ot loose habits, and for years his
extravagance liad been' paid lor by prfti).
erty clandestinely abstracted from 'his
too-confiding master. Slow to believe
in the reality of such wickedness, Mr.
Harvey could with difficulty entertain
the suspicion which began lo dawn ou
bis mind. At length all doubt was at
an end. He detected Cart w right iu the
very act of carrying off goods lo a con
siderable amount. The mau was tried
at the Old Bailey for the offeuce ; but
through a techuical informality iu the
Unable to tiud employment, with a
character gone, the liberated thief be
came savage, .revengeful and desperate.
Instead of imputing his fall lo his own
irregularities, he considered hid late un
fortuuate employer aa the cause of Lit
ruin ; and now he bent all the enertries
of his dark nature to destroy the repu
tation of the man whom he had ln;rsy.
ed and plundered. Ol all the being
self-delivered to Hie rule of unscrupulous
malignity, with whom it ha been my
fate to come professionally in contact, I
never knew one so utterly fiendish an
this discomfited pilferer. 1-renzied with
his imaginary w rongs, he formed the de
termination to labor, even if it were for
years, to ruin hi victim. Nothing short
of death should divert him from this
darling object of his existence.
Animated by these diabolical passions,
Cartwright proceeded to bis work.
Harvey, he had a good reason lo know,
was in debt to persons who had made
hi-ii advances; and by means of artfully
concocted anonymous letters, evidently
written by some one conversant with the
matters on which he wrote, he succeeded
in alarming the haberdasher's creditors.
The consequences were demands ol im
mediate payment, and, in spite of the
debtor's explanations and promise,
writs, heavy law expenses, ruinous sncri
flees, and ultimate bankruptcy. It may
seem almost loo marvelous lor belief,
but the story of this lerriblo revenge
and its conscqunces is no fiction. liv
ery incident in my narative is true, and
the whole may be found in hard outline
in the records of the courts with which
a few years ago I was familiar.
The humiliated and distressed feelings
of Harvey and his family may be left to
the imagination. When he found him
self a ruined man, I dare say his mental
sufferings were sufficiently acute. Yet
he did not sit down in dispair. To re
establish himself in business in England
appeared hopeless; but America pre
sen ted itself as a scene where industry
might nnd a rewara ; and by the kind
ness of some friends, he was enabled to
make preparations to emigrate with his
wile aud children. Towards the end of
February he q. lilted Loudon for one of
the great seaports, where he was to em
bark for Boston. On arriving there M'ith
his family, Mr. Harvey took up his
abode at a principal hotel. This, iu a
man of straightened means, was doubt
less imprudent ; but he nf'lerwards at
tempted to explaiy the circumstance by
saying, that as the ship i:l whhh he had
engaged his passage was to sail on the
day alter his arrival, he had piel'erred
incurring a slight additional expense
rather than that his wife who was now,
with failing spirits, nursing an it. taut
should be exposed to coarse associations
and personal discomfort. In the expecta
tion, however, of being only one night
in the hotel, Harvey was unfonuiiaiely
disappointed. Ship-masters, especially
ihoso commanding emigrant vessels,
were then, as now, habitual promise
brenkers ; and although each succeeding
sun was to light them on their way, it
was fully a fortnight before the ship
stoo dout to sea. By that time a second
and more dire reverse hnd occurred in
the fortunes of the luckless Harvey.
Cartwriirht, whose appetite for ven
geance was but whetted by his first suc
cess, had never lost sight of the move
ments of his victim ; and now he had
followed him to the place of his embark
ation, with an eager but undefined pur
pose ot working him some further and
more deadly mischief. Stealthily he
hovered about the house which sheltered
the unconscious object of his malicious
hate, plotting, as he afterwards confess
ed, the wildest schemes for satiating his
revenge. Several times he made excuses
for calling at the hotel, in the hope of
observing the nature of tho premises,
taking care, however, lo avoid being
seen by Mr. Harvey or his family. A
fortnight passed away, and the day of
the departure of the emigrants arrived
without the slghlest opportunity occur
ring for the gratification of his purposes.
The ship was leaving her berth; most
ot the passengers were on board ; Mrs.
Harvey and the children, with nearly
the whole of the luggage, were already
safely in the vessel; Mr. Harvey only
remained on shore to purchase some
trifling article, aud to settle his bill at
the hotel on removing his last trunk.
Cartwright had tracked him all day ; he
could not attack hiui in the struct ; and
he finally followed him to the hotel, in
order to wreak his vengeance on him in
his private appartment, of the situation
ol which he had informed himself.
Harvey entered the hotel first, and be
fore Cartwright came up, he had gone
down a passage into the bur to settle the
bill which he hud incurred for the last
two days. Not aware of this circum
stance, Cartwright, in the bustle which
prevailed, went qp stairs to Mr. Harvey's
bud room and parlor, in neither of which,
to his surprise, did he find the occupant,
and he turned away discomfited. Pass
ing along toward the chief staircase, he
perceived a room of which the door was
open, and that on the table there lay a
gold watch aud appendages. Nobody
was in the apartment ; the gentleman
who occuprcd it had only a moment be
fore gone to his bed-chamber for a brief
space. Quick as lightning a diabolical
thought.flashed through the brain ot the
villain, who had been baftledin his orig
inal intentions. He recollected that he
had seen a trunk iu Harvey's room, and
that the keys were in the lock. An : in
conceivably short space ot time served
for him to seize the watch, to deposit it
at the bottom of Harvey's trunk, aud lo
leave the hotel by a back stair, which
led bya hoft; cut Wthei Tiarbqr, The
whole transaction was done nnperceived,
and the wretch at least departed uuuo
ticed.' '" l '
Having finished his business at the
bar, (Mr.; Harvey repaired to Ids room,
locked his trunk, which being ot a
small and bandy siee, he mounted on his
shouldor and proceeded to leave the
bouse by the back stair, in order to get
it as quickly as possible : to the vessel.
Little recked he of the interruption
whioli was to bt presented to bis depart
ure. He had got as far as the foot of the
atair with his burden, when he was over
taken by a waiter, who declared that he
was coing to leave the house clandes
tinely without settling accounts. It is
proper to mention that Mr. Harvey had
incurred the eumity ot this partioular
waiter in consequence ot baying, out of
j i 'i P i ' ' .;
his slender resources, given him too
small a gratuity on the occasion of pay
ing a former bill, and not aware of the
second bill being settled, the waiter was
raiher glad to have an opportunity of
charging him with a fraudulent design.
In vain Mr. Harvey remonstrated, saying
he had paid for everything. The waiter
would not believe his statement, and de
tained him "iil ,e should hear better
"Let me go, fellow; I insist upon it,"
said Mr. Harvey, burning with indigna
tion, "I am already too late.
"Not a step, t'll -I ask master it ac
counts ate squared.
At this moment, while the altercation
was at the hottest, a terrible ringing of
bells was heard, and above stairs was a
loud noise of voices, and of leet running
lo and Iro. A chamber-maid came hur
riedly running down stair, exclaiming
that some one had stolen a watch from
N. 17, and that nobody ought to leave
till it was found. The landlord also,
moved by the hurricane w hich had been
raised, msde his appearance on the spot
where Harvey was interrupted in his ex
it. "What on earth is all this noise about,
John?" inquired the landlord ol the wai
ter. "Why, sir, I thought it rather strange
for any gentleman lo leave the house by
the back way, carrying bis own portman
teau, and so I was making a little breeze
about it, (earing he had not paid his bill,
when all of a sudden Sally rushes down
the stairs and says as how No. 17 has
missed his gold watch, and that no one
should quit the hotel." '
No. 17, an old, dry-looking military
gentleman, in a particularly high passion,
now showed himself on the scene, utter
ing terrible tin eats of legal ' proceedings
against the house for the loss he had sus
tained. Harvey was stupified and indignant,
yet he could hardly - help smiling at the
pother. What," said he, "have I to do
with all this ? I have paid for every
thing ; I am surely entitled to go away
if I like. I.emember, that if I'lose my
passage to Boston, you shall answer for
"I very much regret detaining yon,
sir," replied the keeper of the ho'lel ;
"but von hear there has been a robbery
committed within the last few minutes,
and sis it will be proper to search every
one in the house, surely yon, who are ou
the point of departure, will have no ob
jections to bo searched first, and "hen be
at liberty to go ?"
There was something so perfectly rea
sonable in all this, that Harvey stepped
into an adjoining parlor, and threw open
his trunk for inspection, never doubting
that his inuoccucc would be immediately
The waiter, whose mean rapneity bad
been the cause of the detention, acted as
examiner. He pulled one article after
another out of the trunk, and at length
horror of horrors ! held up the mis
sing watch with a look of triumph and
"Who pot that there ?" cried Harvey
in an agony of mind better imagined
than described. "Who has done me this
grievous wrong ? I know nothing as to
how the watch came into my trunk."
No one answered this appeal. All
present stood for a moment in gloomy
"Sir, " said the landlord to Harvey on
recovering from his surprise, "I am sor
ry for you. f or the sake of a miserable
trifle, you hare brought ruin and dis
grace upon yourself. This is a matter
which concerns the honor of my house,
aud cannot stop hero. However much it
is against my feelings, you must go be
fore a magistrate."
"By all" means," added No. 17, with
the importance of an injured man. "A
pretty thing that one's watch is not Bale
in a house like this !"
"Jthn, send Boots for a constable,"
said the landlord.
Harvey sat with his head leaning on
his hand. A deadly cold perspiration
trickled down his brow. His heart
swelled and beat as if it would burst.
What should he do ? His whole pros
pects were in an instant blighted. "Oh
God ! do you desert a frail and unhappy
being, give me strengh to lace this new
aud terrible misfortune," was a prayer
he internally uttered. A little revived,
he started to his leet, and addressing
himself to the landlord, he said, "Take
me to a magistrate instantly, and let us
have this diabolical plot unraveled. I
court inquiry into my character and con
duct." "It is no use raying any more about
it," auswered the landlord ;" here is
Boots with a constable, and let us all go
awav together to the nearest magistrate.
Boots, carry that trunk. - John and Sal
ly, you can follow us."
And so the party, trunk and all, under
the constable as conductor, adjoined to
the house of a magistrate in an adjacent
street. There the matter was so clear a
case ot Mony robbery iu a dwelling'
house that all protestations to the con
trary, was fully com n tiled lor trial at
the ensuing March assizes, theu but a
few days distant.
At the period at which these incidents
occurred, I was a young man going on
my first circuits. I had not as yet been
honored with perhaps more than three
or four briefs, and these only in cases so
metgre ol fees, that I was compelled to
study economy. Instead of takiug up
residence at an inu wnen visiting
j a considerable seaport, where the
court held Us sittings, l dwell in lodg
ings kept by a widow lady, where, at a
small expense, I could enjoy perfect
quietness, free from interruption.
On the evening after my arrival on
the March circuit of the year 1 7 , I
was Bitting iu my lodgings perusing a
new work on criminal jurisprudence,
when the landlady, alter tapping at tbe
door, eutered my room.
"I am sorry to trouble you, sir," eaid
she ; "but a lady has called to see you
about a very distressing law case very
distressing iudeed, ana a very strange
case it is too, Only, if you could ba no
good at to see her r"
I "Ol i -
"All I know about it is this " !.'. f.
Mr. Harvey. She and her1 husfiatid and"
children were to sail yesterday ' for
Boston. All were on board except her
husband ; amfbe, ou leaving the largo
hotel over the way, was taken up for
robbery. Word was in the evening
sent by the prisoner to his wif.j to corr. k
on shore, with all her children and the,
luggage ; and so she came back in the
pilot boat, and was in such A stale of '
distress, that my brother, who is on tho 11
preventive service, and saw her land,
took pity on her, and had her and' hof
children arid things taken to a lodging
over the way. As my brother know
that we have a London lawyer staying
here, he has advised the poer woman to
It V. . .. - .1.. S
.miv a, ,i, wur.ujl jrou UUOUb Hie CaSC
"Well, I'll see what can be done,
Please desire the lady to step in."
A lady was shortly shown in. She
had been pretty, and was so still, but
anxiety was pictured iu ber pale court
Unance. Her dress was plaiu, but not
inelegant ; and altogether she bad anat
and engaging appearance.
"Be bo good as to sit, down," said I,
bowing ; "ami tell me all you would like '
lo say." " I
The poor woman burst into tears; but"
afterwards recovering herself, she told
me pretty nearly the whole of her histo
ry and that of her husband. y
Lawyers have evasion to see so mnch '.
duplicity, that I did not at once give as
sent to the idea of Harvey Wing inno
cent of the crime of which he ' stood
"There is Bomelhincr perfectly i nexpli
cablo in the cbp," I observf-d, "and it '
would require sitting. Your husband, I '
hope, has always borne a good, charao
"Perfectly so. He was no doubt ait'
fortunate in business; but lie got his-,
certificate on the first examination ; and
there are many who would testify to his
uprightness," and here again my client
broke into tears, a.? if overwhelmed with
her recollections ami prospects. '
"I think I recollect Mr. Harvey's
shop," said I soothingly. "It seemed a
very respectable concern ; and we must
see what can be done. Keep np vour
spirits ; the only fear I have arises from .
the fact of Judge A being on tho '
bench. He is usually considered severe," '
and if exculpatory evidence fail, your '
husband may run the risk of being
transported." A word of more terrible
import, with which I was about to con
clude, stuck uiiuttered iu my throat.
"Have you employed an attorney V" I
added. ; - - .- ,- ,
"No ; I have done nothing as yet, but '
apply to you, to beg of you to be tny
"WelV, that must be looked to.' I
Bball speak to a local agent, lo preparo
and work out the case ; and we shall ;do
our utmost to get an acquital. To-raor- .
row I will call on yonr husband in prison. '
Many thanks were offered by the un-
fortunate lady, and she withdrew.
I am not going to inflict on the reader-'
a detailed account of this remarkable '
trial, wbich turned, as barristers would '
say, on a beautiful point ot circumstau-
tial evidence. , j
Along with the attorney, a sharp i
enough person in his way, I examined!
various persons at the hotel, and made .
myself acquainted with the naturo of
the premises. The more we investigated, ,
however, the more dark and mysterious .
always supposing Harvey's innocence'
did the whole case appear. There was
not one redeeming trait in the affair, ex-'
cept Harvey's previous good character ; '
and good character, by the law of Eng
land, goes for nothing in opposition to
facts proved to the satisfaction of ajnry.'
It was likewise most unfortunate that
A was to be tho presiding judge. .
This man possessed great forensic ac
quirements, and was of spotless private
character ; but, like the majority of laws
yers of that day when it was no ex
traordinary thing to hang twenty men.
in a morning at Newgate he was a
staunch stickler for the gallows as the
only effectual reformer and safeguard of
the social state. At this time he was
but partially recovered from a long and
severe indisposition, and the traces df
recent suffering were distinctly apparent
on his pale and passionless features.
Harvey was arraigned in due form ;
the evidence was gone carefully through;'
and everything, so far aa I was concern-,
ed, was done that man could do. But
at the time to which I refer, couuscl was
not allowed to address the court on be
half ol the prisoner a practice since in
troduced from Scotland and conse- .
quently I was allowed no opportunity'
to draw the attention ot the jury to the
total want of any direct evidfnoe pf
the prisoner's guilt. Harvey himselfs
tried to point out the unlikelihood of his
being guil'y; but he was nut a man:
gifed with dialectic qualities, and bin
harangue fell pointless on the under
standing of the twelve coinuiort-placoinv-dividual
who sat in the jury box. Tho,
judge finally proceeded to sunt the evi
dence, and this he did emphatically
against the prisoner, dwelling with much
force on the suspicious circumstance ot a
needy man taking up his abode at an ex
pensive, fashionable hotel ; his Jurtive
descent from his apartments by 'the lawk
stairs ; tbe Undoubted fact of the watch
being found in bis trunk ; the improba
bility of any one putting it there but
himself ; and the extreme likelihood that
the ' robbery was effected in a few rac;
ments of time by the culprit, just as ho'
passed from the bar of the hotel to the
room which he had occupied. "If," oaid
be to the jury, iu concluding his addresa,
"yon can, aflor all these circumstances,
believe the prisoner to bo innocent of
the crime laid to his charge, it is more
than I can do. The thing stems to me'
as clear as the sun at noou-day. -Tho
evidence, in short, is irresistible ; and if
tho just aud necessary provisious of the
Uw tire not enforcod in such very Wain
cases, then society will be dissolved, and
security for property there will bo nqne.
Gentlemenl retire and make up your ver
dict." ' K
Concluded next week.
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