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Independent in all things.
2 in Advance.
VOLUME XXII1-N0. 10.
; y: & lASlITABULA;4 OHIO, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1872.
WHOLE NUMBER 1101.: ,
- A a MUM - MtM
iftlH A DM
11 B I II II I 1 II II I 3
fKRni OF I7B9GRIPTIO!f I
Two Dollar per annam-pald strictly In sdvanc.
Clrg?aB win b (applied with the pspsr forest a
' ADVBRTISIrsCI RATES I
Tsrstv line or las of Nonpareil make a tqurt,
Onasqnar 1 week,) TO
twoaqnareaSmos.t 8 00
Two sqnarea 8 mos. 8 00
Twosquaresl year, 11 00
Fnnr siinsres 1 roar IS 00
'.loaaqiiarss wu,, i mi
Onssqaars 8 mm,, too
Onstnuars t mat., 6 00
One eqaarel rear,. S 00
Half culnmn 1 year, Aft 00
B-ialness Cards not ovur Are linen pur year S3 00
u-iiitiarvwoucea not or general Inturn.t hair rates
Local Notices Ten Cents a line for each insertion.
f erery description attended to on call, and lone In t
most tasteful manner.
WILL, ROW WAN, proprietor of LI very Stable
New Horse. Carriage. Robes An. ' norses kept by
the day or week. Omnibus to and from all trains.
Stable opposite risk Home, Ashtabula, O. 1108
HRURT P, PRICKER, PI. D., residence on
Chireh Street, North of the Sonth Park. OfP.ee In
Smith's Sew Block, opposite the Flsk House. 1IW
BR.' tt. L. KIND, Physician and Btinrson. ofllce
otot Hendry A King's store, residence near 8t.Peter'a
Ohnrch. Ashtabula.. O : 1048
O. B. BIO, HI. ., Hororeopnthle Physlclsti and
Sarpeon. Successor to Da. VAN NORMAN. Office
eaiae as formerly No. 1 Miln Strset Ashtabula, Ohio.
Office hour from T to 1 A. M : lto I P. M and even
Inf. May be found at the office at night. 1 1ST
Bll. RlfES, would Inform his friends, and the
pnbllc frennrally that he may be fonnd at his residence
on Park Street, ready to attend to all professional
ealls. Onlce hours, from 11 to 1 P. M. Ashtabula O.
Her 1. IMA. 1048
.'ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
J.' II. RHOORN, Attorney and Counsellor at
Law. 119 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 3
OBVILLK A. BOfKWKI.I,, Notary Pnbllc,
Agent for the sale and purchase of Real Estate. Con
rarancer and Collector. Ofllce at resldencs. Kings
y lie, Ohio. , 1169
SHKRTff AN, HALL, tc MIKR IVIAN, Attor
neys and Counselors at L aw. Ashtabula, Ohio, will
practice in the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Ocanga.
Lilian 8. SmnaAir. Thbodobs Hail.
J. H. Biikrsah. i 1048
i 1 -
EDWIRD H. PITCH, Attorney and Counsellor
atj Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula. Ohio. Special at
tention glveo to theSettlement of Estates. and to Con
veyancing and Collectlni. Also to all matters arising
under the Bankrupt Law. 1048
I. O. PIMHF.R, Justice of the Peace and Agent for
the Hartford. Sun, A Franklin Fire Insurance Compa
nles. Office In the store of Croby A Wetherwax. on
Main Street. Opposite the Fisk House, Ashtabula.
Ohio. 1111 .
HEttRY PASfsKTT, Ageni Homo Insurance Com
pany, of New York (Capital, $1,000,000). and of Charter
Oak Life Insnranee Company, of Hartford, Ct. Also,
attenda to writing of Deeds, Wills, &c. 1048
t. R. COOK, Attorney and Connscllor at Law and
Notary Public, also Real "Esta'te Aimnt, Main street,
over Morrison A Ticknor's store, Ashtabula, O. 040
rna.lt LP's BOOTH, Attorney and Conn.ellor
at Law. Ashtahnls, Ohio. 100,1
PISK HOURR, Ashtabula, Ohio. A. Field, Propri
etor. An Omnibus tunning to and from every train of
ears. Also, a good llrery-stablo kept In connection
with this ouse, to convey passengers to any
point. IQfl .
AAHTAfsTTI.A HOflSK R. C. Wabkuioton'
Prop Main St, Ashtabula, Ohio. Large Public Hall"
good Livery, and Omiitbns to and. from thedopot. 1048
GEORGE HALL, Healer in fMano-Fortna, and Mo
lodeons, Piano tools. Covers, Instruction Books, etc.
Depot 11 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. 1043
TYLER CARLISLE, Dealers In Fancy and
pie Dry Goods, Family Groceries, A Crockery, South
ore. Clarendon Block, Ashtalmla, Ohio. 1005
B. H. OILKBV, Tu1cr 'in Dry-Goods, Groecrie.
enritis,' Crockery and Glaes-Wnre, next door north of
Flsk House, Main street, Ashtabula Ohio. 1043
J. 81. FAULKNER tc SOnJ dealers In Hro. r
les. Provisions. Flour, Feed. Foreign and Dom s tc
Frnits. Halt, Fish, PUster, Water Lime, Seeds; .,
Main Street, Ashtabula, Ohio. . ' I I
Y. REDHEAD, Dealer In Flour, Pork, Hams, I.-.rd,
and all kinds of Fish. Also, all kinds of Family Gro
ceries, Traits and Conructloneir, Alo and Doinstlc
Wines.- - . r im
JT. I. ROBERTHON .4c Son, Dealer ui every de
scription of Boole, Hums, lists Caps. Also, on hand
a stoek of Choice Family Groceries, Main street,
ner of Centre, Ashtabula, O. ,, 80 ,
B W. HASKELL. Corner Spring -and - Main
streets, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealors In Dry-Goods, Gro
ceries, Crockerv, Ac, Ac.
D. W. HASKELL.
WELLS tc BOOTH, Wholesale and Retail Dealers
In Western Roservo Butter and Cheese, Dried Fruit,
Floor, and Groceries. Orders respectfully solicited,
tiled at the lowest cash cost. Ashtabula. Ohio. 10U5
H. I.. KIOHRISON, Dealer In Dry-Goods, Oroce
les, Boots, Shoes, Hsu, Caps, Hardware, Crockery,
Books, Paints, Oils, Ac, Ashtabula, O. 800
MARTIN NEWBERRY, Drurclst, and Apothe
cary, and general dealer In Drugs, Medicines, wines
ana Liquors for Medical purposes. Fancy aud Toilet
Goods, Main Street, comer of Centra, Ashtabula.
CHARLES K. SWIFT-Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer
In Druga and Medicines, Groceries Perfumery and
Fancy Articles, superior Tcae, CorToe, Spices, Flavor
ing Extracts, Pateut Medicines of every description,
Paints, Dyes, Varnishes, Brushes, Fancy Soaps, Ustr
Restoratives, Hair Oils, Ac all or which will be sold
at the lowest prices. Prescriptions prepared with snlt
able oare. low
M. A. HENDHY, Main streets, Ashtabula, Ohio,
Dealer In Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Paints, Ois,
Brushes, Varnishes, Dye Stuffs, Ac, Cholct Family
Orocerlea, including Teas, Coffees, Ac, Patent
Medicines, Pure Wlnsa and Liquors for Medicinal pur
poses. Physician's preeclrtlons carefully and prompt
ly attended to, , . -- 1048
GEORGE W1LLARD, Dealer In Dry-floods, Gro
ceries, lists. Caps, Boots, Shoes, Crockery, Glass-Ware.
Also, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Hardware, Sad
dlery, Nails, Iron, Steel, Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Dyes turfs, Ac, Main street, Ashtabula. , luflft
, -HARNESS MAKER,
W. II. WILLIAMSON, Saddler and Harness Ma
ker, opposite Flsk Block, Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio,
baa on hand, and makes to order, la the best manner,
vervthing in his Hue. long
p. C. FORD, Manufacturers end Dealer! In Sad
dles, Haruess, Bridles. Collars, Trnnks, Whips,
A opposite Flsk House, Ashtabula. Ohio. 1015
Q.O.CeiLKT, Manufacturer of Lath, Siding, Mould
ings. Cheese Boxes. Ac. Planing, Matchlug.auu Scrowl
Hawlnsr. done on the shortest notice. SIiod on Main
atreet. opposite the ITpper Park, Ashtabula. Ohio. 440
SEYMOUR, GIDDINGS tc CO., Manufacturer
at Doors. Sash. Bliu Is. Bevel Siding. Flooring. Fenc.
tng. Moldings, Scroll Work: Turning, Ac. Also, Job
bers aud uuiiusrs, ueaieie in uimoer, Law ana bfcln
gios, at the Plsnlng Mill, corner of Main street and
WM. bBKMOUM. A. C. GIDDINGS
D.M STRONG. , t!K-tf
Union auer. A.ataema. uuio. -
G. KEILK BIO., Manufaaturera and Dealer In
all kiuds of Leather in general demand in this market.
Highest casn price paia lor Miaes ana sains.
IKITH tc FRENCH. Manufacturer and Dealer
la aH kind of Leather In demand In this market,
and Shoemaker's Findings. He Is also engaged In the
manufacture or Harnesses, or tne ilgni ana tastenu, as
wait asth more substantial kinds. ODOoalta Pbusnlx
Fotmdry, Ashubnla. ' '810
,.' N-S V
CROSBY Ac WETHERWAX, dealars In Stove
Tin war, Uullow Wars, chair Usnlward, Ulasa VVsro,
Lamps aud Lamp-Trimmings, Petroleum, Ac, Ac,
opuwaU a Flsk House Ashtabula. ui
Aast, AiU (took of Palula, Oils, Van lab, Bnuhe.
GEORGE C. Hl'BBtUD, Dealer tn Hardware
Iron. Steel and Nails. Stoves, Tin Plate. Sheet Iron,
Oouor and Zinc, and Manufacturer of Tin, Sheet Iron
ana Copper Ware, Flsk Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 10115
; , .7. - , - -, ,
G. Wfr DICKINSON, Jeweler. Repairing of all
tmo or w atena. uioeas, ana uweiry. own ibsih1
tabula Hous Block. Ashtabula. Ohio.
T. m, A Is butt. Dealer in ciocas waicnea, jewel
ry,' etc liiigravlng. Mending and Repairing done to
.1 1, I . . . K . iikln . tluO
JAMES K. ST KB (, Dealer In Watches,
Qlooka, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Wans, A. Re.
pairing of all kinds dooewell, ad all ordar promolly
ansud.d to, , Main Street. Ahtabul,Q, lov
:: CAHINET WARE.
JOHN DI'CHO, Msnufsctersr of, 'and healer In
Furnltnreof the be.t descriptions, and every variety.
Also General Undertaker, and Manufacturer of Coffin
to order. Mslu street. North of Sooth Public Bqnnre,
Ashtabula. , - . 401
i. n. BEACH. Mannlactnrer and Dca't-r In First
Class Furnltrne. Also, General I'nderlsker. Iflst
jpssvsa P. K. II ALL, Dentist, AshUbula, O. Oflre
Vtfftf 9 Center street, between Main and Park. ',1048
fsw0. W. NELSON, Drhtlst, Ashtshnla, O..
visits Conneant, Wednesday and Thursday of
each weeli 11W
W. T. WALLACE, D. D. S. Klngsvllle. O.lt pre-
Esrsd to attend to all operations In his profession.
e makes a speciality of "Oral 8urgery and saving
the natural teeth. 1108
RDWARDD, PIERCE Dealer In Clothing. Hts,
Cap, and Gent' Furnishing Goods, Ashtabula, 0 884
W A I T E tc SILL, Wholesale and Retail
Dealers In Ready Made Clothing, Furnishing Goods,
Hats, Caps, Ac. Ashtabula. ' tut
SEYMOUR, STRONG SPERR Y, Manufac
turers Stoves, Plows and Colnrns, WlndowCan and
Sills. Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, (Heigh Shoes. Ac,
Phrenix Foundry, Arhtabnls, Ohio. 1CW1
WITI. S. JKSSUP, Mslleableand Orey Iron Fonad
er. and manufacturer of Trunk Hardware. 7ft. TT. TO
and 81 Central Avenue, (Formerly Nesblt Steed.)
Newark. N. I. J llvl,
FRED. W. BLAKESLEE, Photngrsphrr sn
dealer In Pictures. Kngravlngs. Chromos, Ac. having
a large supply of Mouldings of various descriptions. Is
prepared to frame any thing In the picture line, at
short notice end In the best style. Second floor of the
Hall store. 2nd door Sonth of Bank Ma n j street. 1004.
EDGAR HALL, Fire and Life Insnranee and Real
Estate Agent. Also. Notary Public and Conveyancer.
Office over Sherman and Hall's Law Ofllce, Ashtabu
la, Ohio. . 1140
G. TRAPPLEH, (From Paris.) No. 175 Sixth Ave
nue, bet. nth and IHth St., New York. All articles
for Ladles' Toilet and in Hair, manufactured afterthe
latest Paris pattern. Specialities In Ladles' Coif
fures. . B1IS0
GRAND RIVER INSTITUTE, at Austtnbarg,
Ashtabula Co., Ohio. J.Tuckerman, A. M... .Princi
pal. Spring Term begins Tuesday March loth! ' Send
for Catalogue. ; - i)H'r
J. K. WATROITS, Painter, Olasler, and Paper
Hanger, All work done with neatness and desatch.
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted November 13, 71.
NEW and improved Drawing-Room
and Sleeping Coaches, combining all modern Im
provements, are run through on all trains from Buffalo,
Niagara Fulls, Cleveland and Cincinnati In New York,
making direct connection with all lines or Forotgn and
Coastwise Steamers, and also with Sound Steamer and
Railway lines for Boston and New England cities.. ,
No. 11 1 No. 4.
I No. 8.
4 40 "
10 " I
8up. Bridge - "
Niagara F'ls "
Rochester . . "
Avcn t "
Coining.... " -
5 411 P.M.
6 46 "
6 68 "
8 00 "
8 08 "
1 03a. m
8 80 "
4 80 "
10 45 "
11 51 "
5 50 "
0 65 "
12 'MA. a.
4 ft "
5 82 "
7 22 "
7 52 "
9 88 "
8 00 "
8 88 "
4 36 "
7 35 a M
I S! "
8 l!l "
Great Bend. "
Susq'ehan'a t "
Lackaw'xcn , "
805 P M
11 88" " "
11 IMP M.
12 05 "
Newark ... .
Honesdale. . "
Port Jurvls. "
Turner -y "
Newbnrgh.. . "
7 1)0 " "
ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted November 13, 71. Arrangement of Drawing-Room and
No. 1. Sleeping Coaches from Clnclnnrtl to Hornclls-
vllle. and urawing-ttoom wwene irara puwuu
sion Bridge, Niagara Fulls and Buffalo to New
No. 11. Sleeping Coaches from Cincinnati, Suspension
Bridge. Nlsgara rails, uunuioana tiorneusviue iu
New York : also from Uornelsville to Albany.
No. 4. Sleeping Coaches from Suspension Bridge, Ni
agara Falls and uunmo to new xora.
No. 8. Sleeping Coaches from Cleveland, Suspension
linage, Niagara raiisauu muiiu iununiOTiii
and Drawing Room Coaches from Susquehanna to
Ask for Ticketo Via Erie Railway. --O
Which can be obtained at all principal Ticket Offices
on main and connecting lines. 1011
L. D. Ruckub Oe. Sunt W, H.Bahb. 6Vn. Pm.Aal
LAKE SHORE & M. S. RAIL-ROAD.
ERIE DIVISION—TIME TABLE.
To take effect Sunday, Jan. 14, 1872.
9 -n: a,-fj
'Chtcauo Ex. !
5,851 SsSSK, SSE58a
JE R B s
BL Bt. Ex
xic a t n b s ,-.4B
ZZT-x Si 2 5a si 5 si s r s s
00 W S- S-1-"S- ssssssa
SnecUl IsS S
8 VS28S5 S
S , 8 S 8
Train do not stop at stations where the time i omitted
in me aoove uinie.
, CHARLES P. HATCH,
. G one rsl ssp'l, Clrrelard
g ?-8 88lNg3&l&sg5
I .. .. . I '
i O. K. RALPH'S.
NEW: CASH STORE.
I WOULD most respectfully inform
the Inhabitants of Ashtabula and surrounding coun
try, tliat I have opened a Store with a new and seWt
assortment of . U
DRirGoon8, i-i , V
f BOOTS AND SHOES, y
xt t3 GROCERIES, Ac,
which I propose to sell at moderate price and ready
gey One doot South ofFlsk, SlUJniau, Co' Feed
Please gl va me chanc lo show that I mean bnslnea.
i-j r ' ,0. K. RALPH.,
P. 8. Will take In exchange for good, butter, egg
and fcrra produea generally. . , '
AshUbula. Jan. lstl', 1H7'. . :1 4BtoT''-'
171 and 171 8UFEBIOR 8 THEFT,
' CLKVIILANO, OHIO.
From the Atlantic Monthly.
The Legend Beautiful.
BY H. W. LONGFELLOW.
"HaiM thou ttayed, I must have fled F'
That Is what Ibe Vision said.
Tn his chamber all alone,
Kneeling on the floor of atone,
frayed the Monk in deep contrition
For his una of Indecision, ..... ,
Prayed for gfrnK-r tHf ilt-tiW(J ''. 'j
In trmptntion and In trial :
It was noonday by the dial,
And the monk waa all alone.
Suddenly, as II it llRhlenrd,
An unwontt-d splendor brightened
All within blm and without him
In that nnrrow cell of stnne;
r And heshiv die Bkucl Vision
Or our Lord, with light Elysian
Like a vesture wrapped nhout him,
Like a garment round him thrown.
Not as crucified and slain,
Not in agonies of pain,
Not with bleeding hands and feet,
Did the Monk his Master see;
But as In the villnjre afreet,
In the lioustforMiaJ-rtAt-field,
Halt and laineund blind be healed,
When he walked In Galilee.
In an attitude Imploring,
Hands upon his bosom crossed,
Wondering, worshipping, adoring,
Knelt the monk in rnpturu lost.
Lord, he thought, in Heaven that rcignest,
Who am I, Unit thui thou delg;nest
To reveal thyself to me f 1
Who Am 1, that from the center ' - - -1 "
Of thy glory, thou shouldst enter
This poor cell, my guest to be ?
Then amid Ills exultation
Loud the convent bull appalling,
l.--.. ... 1 1 .. i.. .1 -.. .. 1 1 : ....ii!
riuui ) VI III J MUl llllj,, call lllj,
, Rnng through court and corridor,
With persistent Iteration
Ue had never heard before.
.It lag rtoWtli! a(fpsin hour
When Alike, in sun or shower,
Winter's cold or Summer's beat,
I To the convent portals cume,
. All the blind and halt and lame, .
; All the beggars of the atreet,
, For their daily dole of food
Dealt them by the brotherhood;
And their almoner was he,
: Who upon his bended kti,. j.;
Wrapped in silent ecstacy," ;.-'
Of divlnest self-surrender,
Baw the Vision and the Splendor.
Deep distress and hesitation
Mingled with his adoration ;
Should ho go, or should he slay f
. Should he leave the poor to wait
Hungry nl the convent gate,
Ti'l the Vision passed awny ?
Should ha slight bis) heavenly guest,
Slight this visitant celestial,
For a crowd of rugged, bestial
lieggars at the convent gale?
Would the Vision there remain?
Would the vision come agaiu f
Then a voice within his breast
Whispered, audibly and clear,
As if to the outward car:
"Do Ihy duty; that is best; fj iA.,r.t . ,
Leave unto thy Lord the kest-r - ' 3 - l-
Straightway to his feet he started,
And with longing look intent
On the Blessed Vision bent,
Slowly from his cell departed,
Slowly on his errand went
At the gale the poor were wailing,
Lookmg through the iron grating,
.Willi that terror id fho eye
That is only seen In those
Who amid their want and woes,
Hear the sound of doors that close,
And of feet that pass them by ;
Gruwn familiar with disfavor,
Grown familiar with the savor
Of the bread by which men die I
But to-day, they knew not why,
Like the. gates,of.Pi(rnd,ise -1., ,,!tt
Seemed theoouvnt galea to- rise,'-1
Like sacrament divine
Seemed to them the bread and wine.
In his heart the Monk was praying,
Thinking of the homeless poor,
What they suS'er and endure;
What we see not, what we see ;
And the inward voice was saying:
"Whatsoever thiog thou doest
To the least of mrne ancj lowest,
That thou doest'untb me." '" '
Unto me I but hod tbe Vision
Coma to him in beggar's clothing,
Come a mendicant imploring,
Would he then have knelt adoring,
Or have listened with derision.
And have turned away with loathing f
Thus his conscious put the question,. ( c
Full of troublesome suggestion,,:." ; ;.,' i ; '
As at length, with hurried pace,- "" -
Toward his cell he turned his face,
And beheld the convent bright
With a supernatural light,
Like a luminous cloud expanding
Over floor and wall and ceiling.
But be paused with awe-struck feeling
At the threshold of his door
.Fartlie Vision 81(11 was standing
' As he left It there before,"
When the convent bell appalling,
From its belfry e dllng, calling,
Summoned him to feed the poor.
Through the long hour intervening,
It bad waited bis return,
And he felt his bosom burn,
Comprebentiing all the meaning,
When the Blessed Vision said, .
"Hadst thou stayed, LinuatJlAVe fledfl
Experiences of a Barrister.
The jury were not disposed to retire.
After communing a few minutes together,
one pfAbe,tD Btpod up and delivered tbe
verr)iet?6f Guilty t The judge assumed
the crowning badge of the judicial po
tentate the black cap ; and the clerk ot
arraigns asked the prisoner at the bar, in
the usual form, if he hadaii'vthinrr to urtra
why sentence 6f death should not be pass
ed upon In m.
Poor Harvey ! I durst scarcely look at
him. As tbe sonorous words tell on his
ears, he was grasping nervously with
shaking hands at the front ot the dock.
He appeared stunned, bewildered, as a
man but balf-awakened rotn, s hideoiis
dream might be suppoiadjtd. labiX' :IIe
bad comprehended, though be had scarce
ly heard the verdict; for on tbe instant,
too voice which but a few rears before
sang to him by the brook-side, was ring
ing through' tisi'bvaifl, and he could
recogtuze the little pattering feet of bis
children, as, sobbing and dinging to their
shrieking mother's dress, she aud they
were hurried out of court. Tbe clerk,
after a painful pause, repeated the solemn
formula. . By a strong effort the doomed
man mastered bis agitation" blspale
countenance lighted up with indignant
fire, arid, (5r$nd self-possessed, he thus
replied to Ibe fearful interrogators :
I 'Much could I say irTCheiiame.'nWbf
mercy, but ot justice, why tbe sentence
About to be passed on roe should not be
pronounced j but nothing, alas t that will
avail me nothing with you, pride-blinded
ministers ot death. You fashion to your
selves out of your own vain conceits do
you fashion modes and instruments, by
the aid ot which you fondly imagine to
invest yourselves with attributes which
belong only to Omniscience and now I
warn you, you and it is a voice from
the tomb, in whose shadow I already
stand, which addresses you that you
are about to commit a most cruel and
He paused, and the jury looked into
each other's eyes for the courage they
could not find in their own hearts. The
voice of conscience spoke, but it was
onlr for a few moments audible. The
suggestions that what grave parliaments.
Learned Judges, atid all classes of "re
spectability" sanctioned, could not be
wrong, much less murderous or1 cruets
sileneed the "still, small" tones, and Iran
quilized the startled jurors.
"Prisoner at the bart" said the judge
with his cold, calm voice of destiny, "I
cannot listen to such observations ; you
have been found guilty of a heinous of
fence by a jury of your own countrymen
after a patient trial. With that finding
I need scarcely say I entirely agree. I am
as satisfied of your guilt as if I had seen
you commit the act with my own bodily
eyes. The circumstance of your being a
person who, from habits and education,
should have been above committing so
base a crime, only aggravates your guilt.
However, no matter who or what yoa
have been, you must expiate your
offence on the scaffold. The law has very
properly, for the safety of society, de
creed the punishment ot death for such
crimes ; our only and plain duty is to
execute the law."
The prisoner did not reply ; he was
leaning 'Willi bis elbows on the front of
the dock, his bowed face covered with
his outspread hands ; and the judge
passed sentence of death in the accus
tomed form. The court then rose, and a
turnkey placed his hand upon the prison
er's arm, to lead bim away. Suddenly
he uncovered - his face, drew himself up
to his full tieight he was a remarkably
tall man and glared fiercely round upon
the audience, like a wild an:mal at bay.
"My lord," he cried, or rather shouted,
in an excited voice. The judge motion
ed impatiently to the jailor, and strong
hands impelled the prisoner from the
front of the do.ck. Bursting from them,
lie again sprang forward, and his arms
outstretched, whilst his glittering eyes
seemed to hold the judge spell-bound,
exclaimed, "My lord, before another
month has passed away, you will appear
at the bar of another world, 'to answer
for the life, the innocent life, which God
bestowed upon me,- but -which you have
impiously cast away as a thing of naught
and scorn 1" . He ceased, and was at
once borne off. The court, in some con
fusion, hastily departed. It was thought
at the time that the judge's evidently
failing health had suggested the prophe
cy to the prisoner. It only excited a
few days' wonder, and was forgotten.
The position of a barrister in such cir
cumstances is always painful. I need
hardly say that my on feelings were of
a very distressing kind. . Conscious that
if the unfortunate man really was guil
ty, he was at least not deserving of capi
tal punishment, I exerted myself to pro
cure a reprieve. In the first place I
waited privately on the judge; but he
would listen to no proposal for respite.
Along with number individuals chiefly
of the Society of Friends I petitioned
the crown tor a commutation of the
sentence. But being unaccompanied
with a recommendation from the judge,
the oraver of our petition was of course
disregarded ; the law, it is said, must
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lane us course, now mucn cruelty wis
been exercised under shelter of that re
morseless expression !
1 would willingly pass over the sue
ceedingly events. Unable to save Ms
lite, I endeavored to soothe the few re
maining hours cf the doomed convict,
and frequently visited him in the con
demned cell. The more I saw of him,
the deeper grew my sympathy in his
case, which was that of no vulgar felon.
"I have been a most unfortunate man,"
said he oue day to me. "A destiny
toward ruin in fortune and in lite has
pursued me. I feel as if deserted by
God and man ; yet I know, or at least
would persuade myself, that Heaven will
one day vindicate my innocence of this
foul charge. To think of being hanged
like a dog for a crime t which my soul
revolts ? Great is the crime of those
imbecile jurors and that false and hard
hearted judge, who thus, by a irreversl
ble decree, consign a fellow-mortal to a
death of violence and disgrace. Oh God,
help me help me to sustain that bitter
iour IT Ana then the poor man' would
throw himself on his bed and weep.
Bui the partinjr with his w ile and
children what pen can describe that
terrible interview 1 They knelt in
prayer.their wo-begone countenances suf
fused In tears, ana wun nanus ciaspeu
convulsively together. ''' The scene was
too harrowing and sacred for the eye of
a stranger. 1 rushed trom tne cell, and
buried myself in my lodgings, whence I
did not remove till all was over. Next
dav. James Harvev, a Victim of circura
. ".-i " a p . v..u
SLaiurai eviueuuu sim vi m u.iiiuua
criminal code, porished on the scaffold.
: Three weeks afterwards, the .court ar
rived at a populous city in the west of
f.ngiand. it naa iu me unci vm visueu
notber., assize town, and there Judge
A had left three for execution. At
tbe irials f these, men, however, l bad
not attended.- So shocked had been my
feelings with the mournful event which
had taken place at that I had gone
into Wales for tbe sake of change of
scene, i After roaming about for a fort
night amidst 'the wild solitudes of
Caernarvonshire, I took the stage
for' -'tbe' city which Iknew the
court was to visit, and arrived on the
day previous to tbe opeuing ot the
; "Well, are we to have heavy calen
dar 7" I inquired the next morning ot
a brother barrister 09 entering the court.
""Rather light for March assiEe," re
plied the impatient counsel as he bustled
onward, j-inerei ianwrijnii ease
higjjwarobbrj in which I am for the
firoscciilion. He'll swing for it, and per
ispsi lonr or five others."
"A good hanging judge is A
said the under-sheriff, who at this mo
ment joined us, rubbing his hand, as if
pleased with the prosppct of a few ex
ecutions. "No prospect of the prophecy yonder
coming to pass I suppose 7"
"Not in the least," replied the bustling
counsel. "He never looked better. His
illness ha.i gone completely off; and this
day's work will brighten him up.'
Cartwright's trial came on. I had
never seen the man before, and was not
aware that this was the same person
whom Harvey had incidentally told me
he bad discharged for theft ; the truth,
being, that till the last moment ot his
existence, thai unfortunate man had
been a sacrifice to this wretch's malice.
The crime of which the villain now
stood accused was that of robbing a
farmer of the paltry sum of eight shil
lings, in the neighborhood of Ilfracombe.
Ho pleaded not guilty, but put in no
defence. A verdict was recorded against
him, and in due form A sentenced
him to be hanged. An expression of
fiendish malignancy gleamed over the
haggard features of the felon as he asked
leave to address a few words to the
court. It was granted. Leaning for
ward, and raising his heavy, scowlii.g
evos lo the judge, tie thus began :
'There is something on my mind, my
lord a dreadful crime which, as I am
to die for the eight shilligs I took from
the farmer, I may as well confess. You
may remember Harvey, my lord, whom
you hanged the other day at ?"
"What ot bim, t'.'liow ?' replied the
judge, his features suddenly flushing
"Why, my lord, only this that he was
as innocent of the crime for which vou
hanged him as the child yet nnborn ! I
did the deed I I put the watch in his
trunk I" And to the unutterable horror
of the entire court he related the whole
particulars of the transaction, the origin
ot his grudge against Harvey, and his de
ligt on bringing him to the gallows.
"Inhuman, execrable villain J gasped
the Judge in extreme excitement.
"Cleverly done, though I Was it not
my lord?" rejoined the raffian with bitter
irony, "the evidence, you know, was
irresistible; the crime as clear as the sun
at noonday ; and it, 111 such plain cases,
the just and necessary law was not
enforced, society would be dissolved, and
there would be no securit y for property 1
These were your words, I think. How
on that occasion I admired your lordship's
judgment and eloquence! Socicy would be
dissolved it an innocent man weie not
nged 1 Ha ! ha ! ha 1 Capital !
shouted the ferocious felon with demoniac
glee, as he marked the effect of his words
on the countenance of the judge.
"Remove the prisoner !" cried thesher-
itt. An orhcer was about to do so; but
the judge motioned him to desist. His
lordship's features worked convulsively.
He seemed striving to speak, but tbe
words would not come.
"I suppose, my lord," continued Cart
wright in low and hissing tones, as the
shadow of unutterable despair grew and
settled on his tace "1 suppose you know
that his wife destroyed herself. The cor-
oner'sjjury said she had fallen accidental
ly into the water. I know better. She
drowned herselt under the agonies ot a
broken heart ! I saw the corps, with the
dead baby in its arms; and then I ielt,
knew, that I was lost ! Lost, doomed to
everlasting perdition ! But, my lord,"
and here the wretch broke into a howl
wild and terrific "ice shall go down to
gether down to where your deserts are
known. A h h ! that pinches you,does
it? Hound of a judge I legal murderer 1
coward ! 1 spurn and spu upon thee I"
The rest of the appalling objurgation was
the monster, foaming and
from the dock.
dragged by au officer
Judge A had fallen forwards on his
tace, tainting and speechless with toe vio
lence of his emotions. The blackcap had
dropped from his brow. His hands were
stretched out across the bench and vari
ous members ot the bar rushed to his as
sistance. The court broke up in frightful
com m motion.
Two days afterwards the county paper
bad the following announcement :
"Died at 'the Royal Hotel , on
the 27th instant, Judge A , from an
access of fever supervening upon a disor
der from which he had imperfectly recov
ered." The prophecy was fulfilled !
A Japanese Alhum. The Springfield
Jiepublican says : Mrs JJeLong has in
her possession a beautiful album, pre
sented to her in Japan, and depicting
the most noted landscape scenes. &acn
potograph is from eight to twelve inches
in size, and altogether numbering about
one hundred and fifty. They are bound
in a handsome centre-table volume.
Some represent single features ; others
groups of native inhabitants, from the
highest officers, in court or official dress,
to the semisavage Ainos, with their long
beards and Indian style of garments
and hats. The "Girl of the Period," a
tall, (for a Japanese lady) graceful lady,
carrying in her band "a love of a parasol"
about six feet in diameter. The original
"Grecian bend" is found in these pictures
111 the pristine elegance of deformity,
Some are straight and erect ; others ap
pear as though. they were compromising
with tbe quadruped, after the latest
"modern" style. The "horse boys," who
run all day long 'without tiring beside
a traveler, are decked in native simplicity,
like the sandwich Islanders that Mark
Twain describes minus the "stove pipe."
Groups ot girls, the belle playing on the
recumbent harp,femalo smokists, brawny
wrestlers, executioners, traveling mer
chants, itinerant pedlars, and many other
novel sights are to be seen in this rare
collection. The work was executed by
an artist at Yokohama, who has copies for
sale at the modest price of $250 each.
The photographs are well dona and
artistically colored. .
A wisTKEJf editor lately returned a
tailor's bill with the endorsement, "Your
I mannscrip deolinefj ;H ll illegible. "
From the Geauga Republicans.
Management of Children.
L'pon this subject, most people are apt
to fall into the great mistake that none
can enlighten them more than they are,
and this is the very reason why lectures
by educators are not moro heeded. If
we wish to buy a good pair of boots, we
know of whom to obtain them. Do
they need mending? Certainly, no one
but the cordwainrr can do it as it should
!e done. Thus it is in every profession,
when we, as mutual helpers here, phys
ically and morrally, have become satis
fied that we cannot be instructed, we are
surely on the highway to disappoint
This leads ns to another blanch of our
subject mutual obligation. The nhoe
maker needs his pay, the professional
men of all work ibeirs, that they may
be better able to perform the duties of
their business. And now, applying this
principle to the educator, what relation
do he and the parent sustain to each
other, beyond tbe mere duty of pecunia
ry remuneration ? We have known it to
be the case that parents were perfectly
satisfied in this matter of education, that
all would be right for the day, having
started their children off in the morning.
We often think, and we express it in tbe
treatment of our children, that the teach
er will keep them right it we do fail.
This is the fatal error. What if teach
ers fail ? Then commences that nnsub-
jection at home which culminates in open
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reueinon at. scuooi ; ior we are saiisoeu,
not only from a general knowledge ot
the human mind, but also from particular
phases, that those parents who subject
their children to no moral and physical
discipline at home, are ollentimes dis
pleased when it is meted out to them at
school. A teacher may be skilled in all
sciences, and unexcelled as a disciplina
rian, physically and morally, and vet he
utterly fails, because he does not find in
the parent one to sustain his laudable
Now, how shall we sustain him ? just
visit the one to whom you have confided
the moral wellfare of your children. G'o
there often, aud let the poor teacher,
wno is doing bis best, undert-tind that
those children are your treasure, and
where that is there will your heart be
also. Certainly, a farmer who has a
fine horse or cow in a neighboring pas-
lure, ttiougn more than twice the dis
tance from his home than the school
house, will go and salt and water his an
imals, curry down his horse, and, iu fact,
seem to exhibit a great deal of anxious
solicitude. Is not the child of your own
flesh and blood, whose soul is immortal,
worth, at least, the same attention as
the beasts of tbe field, that perish?
The animal nature is predominant in
childhood, anl this development is an
arrangement for wise purposes ; and the
true theory of the education ot children
is, to govern tho animal for them until
the moral can be made strong enough to
hold it in subjection. Do not heed every
little story of disaffection that the child
may tell. The reason of their frequent
displeasure is, that wholesome restraint
and discipline, always runs counter to the
animal. Tbe worst condition of child
hood, the most destructive to its future
welfare, is that which circumstances have
made amenable to no authority or dis
cipline; and no phase of childhood more
needs the co-operation ot parent with
teacher than that self-sufficient one of
"paddling their own canoe" in the
school-room, unsubjected to aDj whole
Then go often to the school-room, and
consult with the teacher about your own
child; find out what his capacities are,
and then educate them. We often Iqse
sight of this fact, and push our children
into studies for wfcch they are illy ca
pacitated. JMany a good mechanic has
been spoiled to make a poor professional
man, just because the test of capacity
was ignored. If your child shows apti
tude for mechanics, talk about it with
your teacher, and then put him through
a course of studv, that will effect the
desired end. Educate his capacities if
in the right channel, iiut always lock
on childhood as human animals mettled
chargers ever under lh curb and eye
ot the parent or teacher or as goods tn
trantitu at the disposal of the consign
or until their arrival at tbe consignee's.
Gksti.e Hints. When you call at the of
fice for your mail and the postmaster hands it
out, a.-k him if that is all.
If you ask for mail and he tells you there Is
none, tell him there ought to be ; then go
home sad send the rest of the family around
to ask at different times through the day.
Don't bring your mail to the office till the
mall closes ; then curse the postmaster for not
opening tbe mall-bag and putting your letters
iu. When you want a stamp on your letter,
tell the postmaster to put it on ; if be don't
like it, lick him. In case you put it 00 your
self soak it iu your mouth long enough to re
move the mucilage ; it will then stick uutil it
Be sure to ask tbe postmaster to credit you
for stamps; if be baa any accommodation
about bim, be will do it.
If you have a box, stand and drum on It,
until the postmaster bands out your mall; it
makes blm feel good especially if be is .wait
ing on somebody else.
Business Energy. In commencing
and carrying on business, two things are
absolutely nectssary-money and energy.
One is of little avail without the other,
and of the two energy is tbe most pro-
UUUUTS VI I VOUl I O. VUIUUIUVU, bUSlQ
little chance of failure, except those ac
cidental causes against which no foresight
or calculation is proof. Instances are
frequent where men go into business with
plenty of capital, and, in a few years,
are compelled to suspend, while, on tbe
other hand, we see those who, commenc
ing in a very humble way, soon reach
the top ot the ladder, from which noth
ing can shake them. Tbe secret lies
simply in tbe degree ot energy with
wbiob the respective businesses are con
ducted, Tbe first imagines his capital is
to do all, and leaves it to work tbe re
sults. The second sees that it is the
way in which the capital is bandied that
insures success, and works accordingly. .
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Lincoln's Last Moments.
A letter on the religions, diameter fif '
President Linooln, by a Mr. Miner, an
oii neighbor and friend or the President,
contains some facts not herelclore -know
a. We give its conclusion t It b
been a matter ot regret to many good) '
men that he came to his tragio death lit 1
such a place. But, if the circumstance
of his going there were fully known, it
might relieve their minds somewhat. ;
It has been said that Mrs. Lincoln urged 1
her husband to go to the theatre against,
his will. This is not so. On the con-"
trary, she tried to persuade him not to a
go, but he insisted. I have this state- ,
ment from Mrs. Lincoln herself- He.
said: "I must have a little rest. A
large procession of excited and over
joyed people will visit me to-night. MyJ
arms are now lame, snaking hands with
the multitude, and tbe people will pull '
me to pieces." He went to tho theatre,
not because he was interested in the T
play, but because he was care-worn and 3
weary, and needed quiet repose. '- Mrs. 1
Lincoln said he seemed to take no otitic '
of what was going on in the theatre",
from the time he entered until the dia '
charge of the fatal pistol. lie was i
overjoyed at the thought the war waa :
over, and there would be no further de- ,
st ruction of life. She said the last day
he lived was the happiest in his life.
The Tery last moments of his 'conscious
lite were spent in conversation wiih bis
wife about his future plans, and what ha "
wanted to do when his term of offioe
had expired. Ho said he wanted to via- .
it the Holy Land, and see those places
nauoweu oy tne footprints ot the sa
vior. He said there was no city he so '
much desired to see as Jerusalem, and '
with that word half spoken on his
tongue, the bullet from tbe pistol of the
assassin entered his brain, and the soul
of the great and good President was -carried
by the angels to the New Jeru-
Neatness. la its essence, and purely t
for its own sake, neatness is fonnd in .
few. Many a man is neat tor anoearanc -
sake; there is an instinctive feeling that
there is power in it. When a man con- "J
suits a physician or a lawyer for the first
time, or comes 10 rent a bouse, or borrow
money, be will oome in bis best dress ; a ,
lady will call in her carriage. A man ,
w ho means business and honesty comes '
as he is, just as you will find him in his
store, his shop, his counting-house. The
most accomplished gamblers dress well ; '
the most enterprising swindlers are fault
lessly clothed ; countless multitudes are -but
whitewashed sepulchres. Too many
'don't care, as it will not be seen.' Wash-
ington Allstou, tbe great artist, tbe ac- "
complished gentleman, suddenly left his
friend standing at the door of a splendid '
Boston mansion, as they were about en-.';
tering for a party, because he had just 1
remembered that he had a hole in his 1
stocking. It could not be seen or known, ;
but the very knowledge of its existence
made him feel that ho was less a man ,
than he ought to be gave him a feeling ,
of inferiority. , ,
As persons are less careful of personal ,
cleanliness and tidy apparel, they are in
fallibly and necessarily less of the angel,' '
more of the animal ; more under the do- '
mini .in of passion, less under the influ- '
ence of priuciple. Said the poor servant
girl : "I can't explain what change relig-4
ion has made in me, but I look more '
closely under the door-mat when I '
sweep, than I used to." Intelligence,
culture, elevation, give purity ot body -as
well as purity of sense and sentiment. 1
Where you see' a neat, tidy, cleanly '
cheerful -dwelling, there you will find a 1
joyons, loving, happy tamily. But it .
tilth and squalor, and a disregard for the 1
refining delicacies of life prevail in any ;
household, there will bo found in the .
moral character of the inmates much
that is low, degrading, unprincipled, -
vicious and disgusting. Therefore, as
we grow in years, we ought to watch j.
eagerly againsgt neglect of cleanliness in
person and tidiness in dress.
The Pole Kat.
BY JOHN BILLINGS.
My frfend, did you ever examine tne ,
fragrant pole kat klusslyj
I guess not; they are a kritter that
won't bear evamining with a mickro- ;
Tbey are butiful brings ; but, oh, bow t
deceptive ! .
Their habits are phew, but niiique.
They bild their houses out ov earth,
and the houses hav but one door tew l
them, and that iz a front door.
When they enter their houses they.
don't shut tho door after them. .' v-J
They are called pole kats because it 12 ,
not' convenient tew kill them with a "
klub, but with a pole, and tbe longer the -i
polo the more convenient. 1
Writers on nuteral history disagree
about tbe rite length ot tbe pole to be '
used, bnt i would suggest that the pole
be about 365 feet, espeshily if the wind -iz
in favor or the pole kat, .
I hav kaugbt skunks in a trap. They
'are easier tew-git into a trap than tew .'
git out ov it, , ,
In taking them out ov a trap grate u
judgement must be had not tew shake J
them up ; the more yon shake tbera op, "
the more ambrosial tbey am. '
One pole kat in a township is enufl,
espeshily if the wind changes once In a -
while. :-. ,-l
A pole kats skin iz worth 2 dollars in
market after it is skinned, but it is wuth '
8 dollars and fifty cents lew skin him. ;
This is one way tew make 13 shillings -'
in a wet day K Y; Weekly :
1 1 11 smii 1
A Cbakci to Wiif $50,000, and, at Thb ,
Sauk Time, Aid thb Sick amp DesnTOTS.-r '
Tbe sale of tickets in the Grand Legal Enter.')
prise st Omaha, in aid of Mercy Hospital, nn- r .
tier the auspices of the Sisters of Mercy,' will; ft
be continued till May 80th, when tbe drawing'
will positively take place, la open . pablio. . .
This charitable enterprise enjoys tbeeoofl--j
dence of tbe Geveruor, and tbe best business
men of Nebraska ; also, the Mayor and Pre!) .
dent of the Board of Trade, Omaha., nigheatu-t
prise, $50,000. Total, $160,000, to cash. Tbvv
tickets are $3 each, or two for $5.. For lult .1
particulars, address Pattxb fc Gi. JtPUTBu -T
ButiaeM Managers, Otaaba, tfsb, 1 . -r,7Ji
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