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K :iTY,W.iy .V I I II . JyMTSSrXlEJCp SON I'tiblishors. TtL-lr, a.Ji :k. ,n, iS xj "J jti hi." 1 "' j VOLUME XXIV-NO. C Indopcndonfc in all things. 32 in Advance'. ,- . i ..if ASHTABULA, OHIO, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1873. WHOLE NUMBER 12Q5;;: LP.vAV.,1 IP: TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: Two Dollars per innnm pald.trlcUy In advance. Clergyman will be applied with the paper fur ft ADVERTISING RATES: Twelve lines orless of Nonpareil make sqnare. On.auuitrMlwAnk.it 7S TwuMnirefllmffli.l S Oft Onesiiiare;S wke.. 1 M) Onesn,nare 8 mo... 00 9iinsquare mos.. SID) Onesqnare 1 year.. 8 00 TwosquarreS mos. 8 no 'Foursquare. 1 year IS (10 Twosqtiaresi year, 19 no Business Card, not ovor ".valines per year, .S 00 Obituary Notice. not of general Intercut half raloa. Local Notlcce Ton Cents a Una for each Insertion. nairootnmn 1 year, m no JOB PRINTING r every description attended to oa call, and done In t most tat'fnl manner. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MERCHANTS. 1 - JAMK) 11, CLARRf Dealer In Pine Timber and Bltumenous Coal, cornorCentre and Railroad Streets, A.htahnla, Lumber In ear lota, at Cleveland price.. Coal furnished by car or ton. Ia prepared to .hip Lumber by the A. Y. A P Iload. l04y TIMtH le CAKMLR, Dealers In Fancy and Staple Dry Good., Family Orocerlc. and ('rockery, fioutb Store, Clarendon Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1UM. E. II. OILKKV, Denier In Dry (looda, Groceries, Crockery and Ulaaa-Ware, next door north of Fisk 11 oil no. Main street. A.htahnla, Ojliio. 1048. 3. HI. FAULKNKR Sc RON, Dealer. In Oro cerles. Provision.. Fluur. Feed, Foreign and Domes 4,16 Fruit., Bait, Fish, PlaMer. Water-Llnie, Seede, Ac, Wain street. Ashtabula. Ohio. V. RKDIIKAD, Dealer In F'.nnr, I'o-k, Ham., Lard, and all kind, of Fish. Also, .11 kind, of Fami ly Groceries, Fruita mud Confectionery. Ale and Do mestic wines. 1044. J . P. ROBERTSON Ac SO. Dealers in every description of Hoots, Shoes. Hats and Caps, Also, on hand a Mock of choice Fauiilv Groceries. Main street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, Ohio. SW. D. IlkaKKLLl Corner Sprinjrend Main ata., A.htahnla, Ohio, Dealers In Dry-Ooods, Groceries, Crockery. &c, Ac. 101)3. 8. B. WKLL, Main Street, Ashtbula, O., Grocer, Produce and Commission Merchant for the purchase and sale of Western Reserve Butter. Chorse and Driod Fruits; also dealer In choice Groceries and Provision, Flour, preserved Meat, and Fruits, both foreign and domestic ; Halt, Seeds, aud Groceries of every description. 1204 . II. I.. nOKIIISOV, Dealer In Dry-Goods. Gro ceries. Boole and Shoefeg , flats,' Oaps, 'Hardware, Crockery. Books, Partus. Oils Ac.; Ashtabula O. 800, LIVEHY STABLES.- WILL. HOWMAN New Homo. Citrrtaifuf, Kho Ac. Hordes kept 4jf tho day or week. Oionltjils to and from U tra ((,-. j nrnpriemr ui ijivury otnirio HUDie oppotme Mek iioQse, Asiitauuia, u. liua PHYSICIANS. HENRY P. t7RICRF.R,n. D residence nn Church Street, North bf'the Suiuli Park. OBlce In SmlUi's New Block, oppa.lta the Fisk House. 1IW DR. R. L. KINK, Physician and Surgeon, office over Hendry A King's store, residence near St.Pcter's Church, Ashtabula.. O 1013 BIf.f niOOKB, Homieopathlc Physicians' and Burgeons. Office same as formerly. No. 1 Main Street, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office hours from 1 to A A. M.: 1 to 9 r. M., aud eveulne. May be found at the ofllce at ingnt. ' n7 DR. KAIrlBS, wonld Inform his friend., and the public genurelly that he may hefonnd at his rcidence oc rarx mrfet Teaay to- auena to ail professional -tails. Office houu, from IS to i V. M. AshUbula O. Marai.ltKW. 1049 HOTELS. TIIOITIPKQN HOUSE. Jc rson, Ohio. S:AV. it A ;i:;tl.i ;M. j. footk, Prop, Good Livery In eonnectlon with the Ilonse. J. 0. THOMPSON, Prop. Free Busa to and from the cars. 1904 PISK HOUSE. Ashtabula, Ohio, A. Field. Pronrl- tar. An Omnibus rannuig loaud from every train of crM M1.9, m gaoii iiwrj-f otaie Kept in connection ''with till, bouew, to convey passengers to any ASHTABULA HO USE-A- J. Smith, Piunrhv tor Mala St. Ashtabula. Ohlu. Lalve Public Hall Rood Livery, aud Omnibus to aud from thedepoL 1048 CABINET WARE. JOHN DUCHO, Manufaclnrer of, and Dealer in Furnitareof the bet description, and every variety. Also General Undertaker, and Marftifacturer of Conine to order. Main atreet. North ot South Public Sonars. Ashtabula. . 1 . j,i. i. S. REACH, Manufacturer and Dealer ia First uRHimiin. ai.o, ueuerai unaertaxer. 113.1 DENTISTS. P. E. II ALL, Dentist, Ashtabula. O. Office Center street, betweeu Main and Park. 1048 SttVW visits Conneaut, Wednesday aud Thursday 1 1 xv. m hi.iam . ri.nti., 1 1 - t ..-u - . : ; - iiib W. T. WALLACE, D. D. S. Klngsvllle.O.ls pre pared to attend to all operations In bis profession. lie makes a speciality of "Oral Surgery" and saving miw u.iurui ieuiii. Utin PHOTOGRAPHERS. FRED, W. BLAKESLEE. Photographer an dealer In Pictures, ugravinga, Chrouios, Ac. having large.sa!ppli vf.ltonldiags of various oViscriptioiis, - jjr oared to frsmsaiiv Hung lu the nictuie line, short notice and in the best style. Second floor of the Hall atorte. snd door South of Bank Matin street. 10U4 HARNESS MAKER. tr.n. WILLIAI140N, Saddler and Harness Ohio, has 011 hand, and make to order, in the best naaHer, everything in hi. line. loiifi Maker, onooaite Fisk Block. Mala .treet. Aslitabula. ?. O. FORD, Maaulacturer as 4 Dealer ia Saddles, JUraes.. BridJia. C4lhtra. Trunks, Wnipa, Ac- onpo m aite Fisk Honse'AaliUhnla, Ohio. 1015 . JEWELERS. GEO. W. DICKUVaOBf,. Jeweler. Repairing all kind, or watnees, utoeus ana Jewelry, store Ashtabula Honse Block, Ashtabula, Ohio, JTAltlES K. STEBBINS, Dealer In Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Stl vw aud Plated Ware, Ac. lte- palriaf or all kiuds dona well, aad all orders prompt ly etteuded to. Main Street. Ashtabula O. 1006 M. 8, ABm, Dealer in Clocks, Watches, Jewel '-rjT-eac. N Kngraving, ' Mending knd Repairing done oraer. Dnop on mam street, wouueaul, Ulilo. vi. .i ... MANUFACTURER& ..- ! ... .. i- STRKETEU, (ilDDINUS & CO., Jobbers and Builders, also manufacturers of Doors. Sash, B'tnds, Sldlntf. Flooring, aud Builders' Material, geuerallv. Kspecial attention siven to Glased Wlnduwa, Scroll pawing, jaouiniBg. c. . . i.r.. , , . , . , - , , -O, A'si'llKHTKH I A. 0. CilDDlNGS. J. A.KNAPP n, CI. CULLEY, ManuAirtarer of Lath, Siding, I imildlinra, Cheese Bmes, Ac. Planing, Matohiug, . and Scrowl Sawing done on the shortest notice. Ai'Bhen on Main street, opposite the TJpiwr Park. Ash- Ubula, Ohio. ' ; FRK1CH A WEIBLEN M nufuctcrers Dealers n ail kinds of Leather in demand in this market voeite rnoBoix rounaery, Asutaouw. "bo ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. SUKHnlM. HALL. A- HIIKHIVIAN. Atton- neys andCotlMMlnrs st L aw ' Aslitaiiula, Ghlo, nraallce In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga, LAAX a), HuaS4 Tuaooou Hall. man, 1048 KDtV4HD If. PITCH, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, notary fuoiio, a.iiiiiui.,uiiiu. 011111 tentlou given to the Settlement or Kstatee.and to veyauciiig aud Colleotlug. Also to all maHeraarlsIng under the Bankrupt Law, '. ; ' 1 . .104 . ,. , i 1 1 ... 1 j I. O. FISHER, Ju.tloe of the Peace and Agent -u.. u..-.r A A l.ll. Ul.a l,,..iii,a lliiniib. nies. Office la the atare ofrUrby A Wetherwax, . Mala Slree,,- Oupif- lh isk Uouss, AshUbul,, phlu, " HBNHV FA8SETT, A mi Home Insurance finny, ikfrNew Idrk (i.;apiwi, ta.issi.iuoi, aim 01 v.iur,uf ,ciik Life Insurance Coinpauv, of Hartford, Ct- $8,(Km,0u0), and of Charter attends to writing, 01 ueeas, s. a, rnnv. Aitomev and Counsellor at Law Notary "Public, also Heal Estate Agent, Main O ver Mon(son A 'i'lffcnpr's store, Ashtabula, O. MlgLKS HSOTH,. At"Tr Vfi IP?, J11" Llf, aASlIUlMllr V1U1I, HARDWARE, &o. lUKTHIian AX. dealers Ih Stoves. I'.ln.W.ra. Hollow-Ware. Shelf Hardware, Ware, L,anps and I.ainp-Trlininlngs, Petroleum, Quoii.Ua the llk House. AshUbula. Also, a full stutkj efj'aluis, oils, Brushes, Ao. V WU1BUM, .OKOROR C. HUBHARD, Dealer in Hardware, Jrun, nleel and Nails, Blovea, Tin rule, rneet Conner .nd Zlue. .nd niannfaotu rer of I'in DRUGGISTS. HIIIITH NRWnKllllir, Dnnrirl.t and Apnthc , caiy, and general dealer In J)riii(., Medlrlne., V Inea anil Miinors for meilleal prp. Fancy aiid Toilet GikwIb, Malno street, eoriieroMieiitre. Ashtabula. ( IUHI,M K, NWIVT. Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer InDruirs and Medicine., Groc-rl. .. Perfumery and Faney Artirle., .nperlor Tea.. Coffee, Hplrea, Fla orlnir Kxtract., Patent Medicine, of every descrip. II. in Paint., live., Varulshm, Brushes, Fancy Hop, Hair Re.tor.tlve., Hair (ills, Ac, all of which will he wild at the lowest price., with suitable care. Prescriptions prcjorod two. (jltllROK WILL1RD, Dealer In Dry-Goods, Groceries. Hat. Caps, Hoot, Shoe., Crockery, Ola. Ware. Also, wholesale and retail dealer In Hard ware. Hnilrilery, Nall. Iron,Hteel, Drm;, Medicines, Paints, Oils, DyestiiA, Ac, Main st. A-hlaliuta. loos. FOUNDRIES. KYITIOrR, KPKIIIIT cV TO.. Msnnntc tnrer.Stove., Plows and Colnrrns, Window Caos and Hllla, Mill Castlni;., Kettles, Hlnka, tlelfh Bhwi.. Ac, PhiDnlz Foundry, Ashtabula. Ohio. 10H1 BANKS. AtHTAHlILA NATIONAL HANK, Ashta- liu'a, Ohio. n. Fawktt. Pnw't. J. Sm. Blttii, Cashier. Anlhnrlxed Capital, $ii00.(Ki0. Cash C1111IU1I paid In $100,00". H. Fassktt, 4. B. Ciio.hy, C. K. Ilnreavjl. 1. N ttl.ton, B. Nki.lis. W. IIi mhihkt, K. o. Waiinan, Cuaulu Walkiu, P. F. Uuoii, Dlr cctors. 1204 THK ARIITARITLA LOAN ASSOCIATION CAPITAL 100.(J0 Otllco Main Htreet, next door aouthof Fink House does Grnbrai, Bankino BtTsiNrsa. Buvs and sells Foreign and Eastern Kichange, Gold Silver, and all kinds of U, S. Securities. Colloctlons promptly attended to and remitted for on day of payment, at current rate, of exchange. Interest allowed on time deposita. DIKKCT0118, F. Sllllman, Geo. C. Hubbard, Lorenzo Tyler, J.B. Bhepsid, J. W. Hankell, II. L. Morrison, S. II. Farrlngtoi). 1171 F. SILLIM AN, Prut. A. A. SOCTIIWICK. Cothttr. CLOTHIERS. EDWiRDfl, l 1 rr OR Deal era In Clothing, Hats Caps, and Gents" Furnishing Goods, Ashtahllla. O. S4 WAITK HILL, Wholesale and Ketal Dealers ill Rady Made Clothing, Fumlsliiii Goods Hat. Caps, Ac Ashtabula !I0 MISCELLANEOUS. EINIAR HALL, Fire and Life In.nrance and Real Estate Acent. Also, Notary Public and Conveyancer. Office over Buerman and Hall's Law Oluce, Ashtabu la, Ohio. U4 UIIANI) RIVKR INSTITUTE, nt AnsllnlmrR, Ashtahllla Co., Ohio. J. Tiickcrmnn, A. M., l'rinci- pill. Sprlnir Term begli is Tuesday March iiOth. Send or Catalogue. 11431f J. K. WATROITS, Painter, Glazier, and Paper Hunger. All work done with neatness and dcatch. into READY marie Cassimere Suits, all grades, at the Clothing House of 1180 VVAllii OS &IL1L1. L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION. From and after January Sth, 1H78, Passtngor Trains wm run a louuws ; I I I I OOINO KAST. ooino west, I No. T.jNo.l.lDlst.l ."ATloMfl. I No. S No. 8 THAU r H A M 3 85 1 00 0 0 Oil City East On 8 M .S 43 1 05 0 0 a Junction 4fi 8 45 9 55 7 10 1 1 a Oil City West i 40 8 m S 08 1 20 4 7 X Keuo 80 8 23 3 1 7 28 7 8 Run i W 8 5 45 7 84 9 8 a Franklin S IK 8 17 3 43 7 5x 15 8 Suninill 2 01 8 11 IH 7 6H 18 Ix Polk i 1 54 7 f.8 4 04 8 00 8 a Ruynitllon... ........ UI 7 45 4 !I4 8 ( 88 6 Naples 1 SO 7 83 4 87 8 81 2D 8 z Btoneboro 1 ) 7 lit x4 81 x8 80 1)1 8 Branch xl 1H x7 15 4 44 8 47 85 6 Clark ! 07 7 10 4 61 8 60 08 8 hadley Yl S'.i 7 00 3 10 0 II 44 8 Salem lx 4ft tl 6a 6 16 AID 40 1 A G W Crossing 13 88 6 88 6 80 9 81 61 1 a Jamcstnw Noon. 8 84 8 8H 64 8 Turuertville 11 61 6 20 1 W 47 67 9 Simon's Comera 11 41 ' 10 0) KilHaAndover 1184 !() IS m Harbor's Loon 11 1 !() 8H W 4 Dorset 11 00 10 40 70 4 a Jefferson 10 40 10 68 SS 4 Plymouth 10 13 11 10 87 8 Ashtabula 10 (III 8 80 141 7 Cleveland 7 43 r M A M Trains ston onlv on Blcnal. xTralns do not 8too. aTclcgraph Stations. Cleveland Time. a in andarr ve. at 7:45 i) tho jencrson Accommoaauon waveaweuerson atrcuu The Way Freight trains stop at Jefferson In colng West, at ;! P. M and going Kastat 7;50 A, M. Those trains carry passengers. Passenger tare at the rate of I cents per mile; to way stations, couuiea m evii nan uimes. ERIE RAILWAY. ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Jan. 20th, 1872. of I is at 1 I I of I lu t(i to tW8 13ULLMAN'S best Drawing-room and . Sleenlnir Coaches, combining all modern Im provements, ure run through 011 all trains from Bufl'alo, BuseU6iou Bridge, Niagara Falls, Clevelaud aud Cin cinnati to New York, making direct connection wiih all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, ami also with Sound Sieamers and railwuy Hues fr Boston aud uther New Englaud cities. No.. No. 13. No. 8. STATIONS. Day Lljrliin'g Clucin. Express. Kxprcss Express. Dunkirk L'vc. " 50 a i 12 5Sr.M 7. Salamanca " 6 10 " I 8 00 " Clifton. w " 7 00 " "ISO " "Ths " Snap, Bridge 7 03 1 40 " In 05 " Niagara Fails " 7 10 " 1 45 " 10 U " BuHalo. " 7 45 " "aw " if f"' Attica " 8 65 ' 8 48 " 18 58 A M Portage ' 0 51 " 4 48 " 9 08 " IloruellBVllle " 10 60 " . 03 8 15 " Addison " 11 43 " 7 00 " 4 15 " Rochester " "8 0(1 ' 4 (16 " Awn..., " 8 88 " 4 8i " Path " 11 01 " ' J85J1 uil Corning : " "l087 " "4 87 " Rliaira Arr. l'J 88 7 68 " 6 08 " Waverly " 1 IH " ' 8 40 " 5 68 Philadelphia 7.Z " 10 80 " ..j. SSoVa Owego ,,. ' 1 48 9 80 " "0 88aTm Binglutraton .......... 180" 1006 ." 718 ' Great Bend . 801" 7 45 ' Susijuehau'a . ' i " 10 50 ' 8 00 " Deposit " 4 05 " 1184 " 8 60 " Hancock , " 4 88 " 1 03 A.M. 9 80 " lA.kaw'xcn M J18 11J0 " lluuewlale " 7 87 " . . . "1 17 r.u PortJervIs " U 65 "t50 11 56 ajs Middletown " 8 6S 19 48 r.u Gosheu " Turners ' 8 18 " Ij89 Newhui-g " 9 55 Patterean " 0 11 " 5' 60 ' 8 85 Newark I" 7 00 " Bl Jersey City, " 9 48 " """ 8 10 NewVork... " 65 " J 00 ISO J; BosUiu .. ... " 1 4 50P.il. 660A.M ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Jan. 20th, 1872. Arrangements of Drawing-Room and Sleeping Coaches. 440 00- No. . Sleenlnir Coaches from Cleveland to Hornells vllle, and Druwing-Koora Coaches from suspen sion image, xuagure jf all auu iiunaio to nt York. No. la. -Slcenlnff Coachea from Cincinnati, fiusnension nnugo, Niagara raua.uunaio ana iiorneiisvnie to NlwVnrk: ulna from Horueli.vllle to Albany. Ha a w : L .. . , .1. .. I ...u..l. J Hu,n.lnn annuo, niagdrn Fans and Dunaiotonusqneiianiia and Drawing Room Coaches from Susquehanna Ask for tickets Via Erie Railway. For 81 at all nrincinla Ticket OlMcca. will Jxo. i. adbott, Uen. fat. Agent, Con. 1 for 00 : Com. Also, and street, 940 Ulasa. Ac. 901 mi 1 iron, Sheet wUNARD LINE OF BRITISH AND U. S. MAIL STEAMERS Sail from Liverpool via Queenstown avery Tuesday .1.., , ... , i. .... j , rnuri ftew xonr every wednertay aad Saturday, n.ju.tuni. v.uiu t.amei BliKJ. (too and 80 UIU , LU WEI.)!., ffaiuruays t;auio a1' m In gold. Steerage i0 enrrerey Lfverpoiil, Oueenstown, Ulas 1 New York, J.)4 currency. Steerage passage rrora rniw ind Loniliiinltirrv to New York. WM enrrenw APUiy tov. u.rilftniRi,ii',,ni onmaway. in. r H. FASBK'PT A BON, AshUbula, Ohio. 68, IIEAP Cassiinereg, Medium l'rioed W Caasimarea. and Flue Casslmorea, . 1. The Best American, English, French, 1 . aud uer in an Makes, or the Fall and Winter trade are on our Counters await tig Inspection. Believing the - Best Clothes to be the lYA'; 'CHEAPEST,'' '.!' "i!'"i we have parcliaaed and are w ill prepared to make gar- menu, from the following nranna 01 uroancioui. auo boesk 11a. Hllirer Brother.' Waeuer a Bockheeker, aud Schu.blea ; also Devonshire kerseys and Kdredona lu all the duairable ahades, as well as German Diagonal auu BtraigU xaiuxi worsteus, ' our uue u , .' " . .. ... . . . TRIMMINGS " t try superior to coiretpoud to tho oodt enumerate YAITJJ & SILL. SELECT POETRY. A MYSTERY. BY JOHN G. WHITTIER. Tli river liemmod with leaning tree.. Wound llirougli Its nit-nrlows n en ; A low.lilue line of mountain, allowed The open piot-l Lclween. One almrp, tall prak above llicin alt Clear into sttnliif li t apning ; I law Ibe river ol my drenniM, 1 lie motinlaing Unit 1 tang ! No duo of memory led me on, But well Ilia ways I knew ; A t'celinjf of funilliur tilings Willi every loolslep grew. 5 Not otherwise above In eras; Could lean the blnsled nine ; Not olhtrwlse the maple hold Aloft lis red ensign. So up (belong and ilinrp loot hills The mountain road should creep ; Bo, green and low, the meadow Told lla red-haired kin asleep. The river wound as It should wind : Their place the mountains took; The while, torn fringes of their clouds Wore no unwonted look. Yet ne'er before that river's rim Was pressed by foot of mine Never beforo mine eyes had crossed That broken mouiilnin line. A presence, strange at once and known, Walked with mens my guide; The skirls of some forgotten lilo Trailed noiseless at my side. Wns it n dim remembered dream T Oi glimpse through asons old? The secret which the mountains kept, The river never told. But from the viMton, ere it passed, A tender hope I drew, -And, pleasant as a dawn of Spring, The thought within me grew, That love would temper every change, And soften all surprise, And, misty with the dreams of earth, ' The hills of heaven arise. February Atlantic. MISCELLANY. From the Overland Monthly. AN INEXPLICABLE FANCY. In Frenchmen and Frenchwomen are tragic, or nothing, unless they hnppen to be comical. Nature iins endowed the Gallic mind Willi an adroit adaptness that seizes with equal lacilily upon the terrible) or tho grotesque a revolution or masquerade. ' This by way of preface, and the story of "An Inexplicable Fau cy " begins. Henri Cardone was a youn? French artist of distinguished promise. Ilis neat little domicil and his pretty little wife were situated in suburban Paris. One early twilight in the month of Nov ember of a certain year, as he entered his home, his wife ran unto him, twined her plump arms about bis neck, bestow ed a lull-blown affection upon his respon sive lips, and immediately exclaimed, "Oh, dear Henri ! I have had such a sur prise such an odd visitor this after noon; a man with such an inexplicable fancy that I have been wailing these two hours for your arrival, and (bestow ing a playful cut thereupon) your ears. "And now the ears have arrived, Irene my pet, I suppose your merry tongue will rattle away as glibly as a newly wound up musio box ; and once started, I shall nut have an opportunity to put in a word edgewise until you iiave run down completely. But for this odd man, with the ' inexplicable lancy.' He could not have taken a fancy to you for that would have been neither odd nor nexplicable. Did he, utterly regardless of the diviuo set ot his trousers, go down upon his knees, and beseech of you to ny with him to some intensely rural retreat, there to subsist upon moon shine and his adorable moustache 1 and t was his inexplicable fancy that vou should be accompanied by such little articles ot available value as this poor hovel might afford? Or was ho a wan dering Gypsy lord, who predicted that you were to be Queen . of all proud France, instead of one humble French heart? and did he, just as ho was about to surround yonr august brow with the imperial crown, suddenly suspend it. and take an inexplicable fancy to have his dirty palm first crossed with a crown of silver? Or "There, there t do cease voiir bndin- age," said the pouting little woman, stamping her small foot impatiently, uYou will never become wise lieteuing to your own wisdom." "Nor weary listening to vours, my charming sago," laughed the voluble Henri, caressing her soft brown hair fond ly. "Proceed; from thin on I am all ears." "Well, let all ears listen. At about three o'clock this afternoon, as I was sit ling intent upon taking the finest possi ble stitches around the border ot your finest cambric, there came a sharp rap on the street door. I hastened, opened it, and found myself face to face with a man ot middle age, wno Doweu poiueiy and inquired it he was on the Hue de (Jhulons. On being informed that he was, he thanked me very affably, aud was turning to depart, when his glance chanced to fall on this littlo oornelian cross, which, then an now, was lying on my bosom. lie stopped short, gazed tixedlr at it as though it possessed some terrible fascination, turned first deadly Dale, tbeu livid purple, aud in a hoarse whisper articulated, 'Madame, you will pardon me ; it is r.o ordinary curiosity that urotuDts the question, but might venture to ask how that trinket ( point ing a trembling finger at the cross) came into your possession uviuur wua tur cumstanoea ?" "Well," queried Henri, in a low, inter osted tone " what was uiy little wife's reply. "Your little wife told Llm. sir, that was a present ' from her husband, and that it Lad been in her possession about four years. ; How or where vou came by it, sue coum not inform bim." "Then he departed satisfied." "No, indeed. .Tbeu ua inquired your name, age, anu. proiession." "Did lie ? I do wot know whether ought to feel complimented or insulted. Did you tell him?" .-.v "I hesitated and then told him." , "I wish you bad not hesitated ami theu I I I Day grow out of his curiosity, lint it will not matter. Then he departed." "No; he stood absorbed in troubled thought a few minutes, as though weigh ing a deep problem, and then .aid be had taken a very strong and eccentric fancy for the trinket, aud asked if I would, for a consideration, consent to part with it." "What was your reply to that very bnsiness-like proposition ?" " I hat, being your gilt, I should much dislike to let it go." "Of course that must havo terminated the conversation." "Ot course, but it did not, t lion trh. It becamo more pointed than ever." "Well, well ! I am eiger to learn tho denouement," said Henri. "If I am not at fault in my surmises, something will shortly grow out of this affair that will interest a very wide circle. Give me the exact parumilars. What followed ? " "lie said he was wealthy and did not value money ; and he had conceived so strong a desire to possess the cross, that. wild as the oiler might seem, he would not demur at giving five hundred francs for it." "Five hundred, parhleu ! Tho man is either a lunatic, or what I more strong ly suspect him ot being. "And what is it possible for you to more suspect linn ol being?" asked Irene. "A knave. In spite of the temptation of five hundred fiancB, I see that you still bear the cross. I would have thought the sum sufficient to buy up all I he crosses in Paris, aud all the women bearing them. Row did you resist ? " "If I did not know that your slur on women aud their crosses was said more in humor than in earnest, I would not give you another word of information. I told the man that the offer was very templing, but that I could not possibly accept it without first consulting you." "I nat was a noble reply, my darling, id llenii, drawing his wife close to his side, bestowing on her an eloquent glance anu seveaMl passiouate kisses. "Hereaf ter 1 shall considur vou cheap at fifiv thousand francs! What said old Crocus to your priceless answer?" "At first ho appeared much discomfit ed. Afttr a little he said he was going into the country to remain one week; that he should return this way, and if I in the meantime, gained your consent, or concluded to part with the cross without t, he would make good his oner. And then he bade me a reluctant adieu, went to a post chaise that was wailing in the road, got in and drove off rapidly toward Chalons." . "Finally we have tho finale of act first," remarked Henri. ""ies," responded the musing Irene, toying with the object of so much discus sion, which was iu reality of but little intrinsic value, and is in no way remark able except from peculiarity of design. It was ot a clear, blood-red cornelian, the upright pillar being carved to represent a descending arrow, and the cross piece a very fiue wrought imitation ' of wing's. "What attraction this bit of a thing which, aside from peing your gift, I look upon as worthless can possess to render it so exceedingly precious to the eyes of that man I. cannot conjecture," continued the puzzled Irene. "1 think 1 can turmsii you with a clue to the foundation of his extraordinary nterest," remarked Henri, "What was his general nppearance? that of a coarse, ill-bred person i ' "Far from that. He was quite tall, not over fleshy well dressed, and refined in bearing and his language. His coun tenance betokened much illness at some early period of his life, or excessive dissi pation." "Should your cross-enamored mend call again, and I much doubt if he ever does," said Henri, "I am the pcrsoa with whom he must deal." "Why with you dear ?" "Because the object he is so extremely solicitous to possess has a mysterious his tory known only to myself." "And that mysterious history affords a key to the solution of the seemingly insaue offer of five hudred fra ncs ?" "I apprehend bucIi to be the caso. That cross was found on a spot where, but a few days previous, a revolting crime had been committed. If my sur miseBrae correct, this strange visitor ot yours was the author of that crime. If bo, he and that little red cross are old ac quaintances, and he would readily sacri fice several times five hundred frances to compass its possession. . Why ? Simply because, so long as it remains in oilier hands than his own, he is painfully cou Hc.intis that it mav at anv moment rise up in judgment before him,- and cost him the more irrepaarble sacrifice of his head." And vou have keot all this dark mys tery from me," complaiued Ircue. "1 have, but wilt no longer, l nave refrained from making you acquainted with the circumstances that are associa ted with my finding of the trinket solely from a fear that the knowledge might cause you to conceive a morbid dislike j .. Z . -i -- : 11 .,.... . ?. 10 11, auu as iv in rcniiy bjmchjt ivjt. like to see you wear it. And now for the mystery. Uo you rememoer tue murder.six years ago, of a nobleman the name of Comte de St. Annaude, in the Rue de Germaine ?" "Distinctly," replied Irene. "All Par is was thrilled with horror, at tho mys tery and barbarity of the deed. But what association can this oross have with that dreadful affair ?" ' "An intimate association. - That cross was found by me on the identical spot of the murder, aud but three days there attar It vou closely examine the uuder side, you will observe a small drilled hole at each extremity. ,M From" these holes'lamled to inter that it was woru hv iha unknown assassin u the fatal nirrht in: auesliou ; aud furthermore, that it was wrenched from its fastenings by the hand of the hapless Comte in dying struggle. Naturally euougb, fell to the ground, where I found it.. T tlii rluv. iii suite of the superhuman ef forts of a by uo means obtuse police, and Ibe tucentivo 01 lauutou... reward yj- oi. Dot told him. Something of moment ma :1 . T a of his H Armado's relatives, th murderer is un discovered, and tho wholo affair remains wrapped in impenetrable mystery. Af ter all theso unrevenling years who shall say that tho coming together of this man and tho cross is not the working of a retributive fate? Too well does .the man of inexplicable fancy know that the little toy he ao covets is aqusdalc, if it falls into proper hands to work the cruci fixion of a great scoundrel. "Ugh !" shuddered Irene. "And I have been wearing it all this time, and admiring it, totally ignorant of the ter rible thing its blood red color symbol izes. I can wear it no longer. Here" removing from her shrinking neck the ehain by which it was suspended "I can now view it with no interest but that of horror ; and she threw it nerv ously into her husband's lap. "Why, you little fool 1" said Henri, in a jocose tone, "are you a going to faint ? Are you afraid ot it ? It is just as harmless as it has bsen, and just as beautiful. "I do not fear it," replied Irene, shrink ing from it, nevertheless, "I am not that foolish. But I dislike if. Its inno cent charm is lost lo mo forever." After weighing the matter iu his mind until the specified week had nearly elaps ed, Henri, suddenly and sagely conclu ded to acquaint the Prefect of police with the story in all its bearings, real suppository. That astute functionary proved to bo an intelligent and patient listener, and was only too glad to detail too subordinates to further a scheme that promised to result in the cap ture of the criminal who had succeed ed in eluding the pursuit of justice. Early in the morning, a week subsequent to that on which the supposed criminal had called, Henri sunt Irene into the city on a visit to some friends, with the explicit understanding that she was not to return until he cams for her. Fol lowing close upon her departure, camo the arrival of two gendarmes, who wore forthwith secreted iu her but recently vacated bedroom, thereafter to make their re-entree in the presenco ot the ex pected stranger, or not, as he might or might not criminate himself in the inter view with Henri. All the preliminary arrangements be ing made, our artist detective took his station at the window, and behind clos ed blinds became a silent and intense watcher; He was a brave aud resolute man; but nevertheless an occasional mis giving flitted across his mind. The bus iness before bin. was, of an extremely hazzardous nature, fatal, fatal, to whom ! Henri thought of this, then of Irene, and then closed his eyes. Then he thought of the gendarmes in tho next room, set his jirw, and in a spirit ot grim defiance, put all forbodings from him. Morning noon, afternoon, aud evening glided by, with no result. Henri yawn ed with impatient discouragement. Ilis allies took to tho bedroom-floor and cards early iu tho forenoon. Hitherto the excitement of the chase had been strong nnough to sustain Henri's interest. But now? Would the expected not come, alter all ? A brief consultation with the officers who adhered to the opinion that he would come and was much more likely to make his appear ance within the next three hours than at any previous time during the day es pecially if he was a rogue, aud was not lacking iu their usual ciimiir.g, braced Henri somewhat. Lighting a lamp for ihe quondam gamesters, and another for himself, he encamped on the lounge. Ha hail bat got comfortably settled, however, before a resonant rap on the street door brought him instantly to his feet. Schooling himself to meet the probable crisis with quiet deliberation, he leisurely proceeded to the door aud opened it. From Irene's graphic, de scription he hud no difficulty in recogni zing his visitor. The expected man of the cross stood before him. His heait gave a tremendious thump against his breast; but his voiue was steady and quiet, as he saluted tho stranger, with "Good eveuintr sir." "Good evening, sir," responded the visitor, scrutiuizinrr Henri closely. ."Is the madam at home?" "Mv wife is the lady to whom vou re fer. I oresume." said Henri. Sho is ab sent on a visit. Can I serve you iu any thinrr ? Will vou not step in, sir." lieu ri threw the door wide open, that the man minht see the room was vacaut and hence minht imsiriue bim lo be ulnnp. "Ah ! you are the husband of the la lady," remarked the stranger, who after peering in, walked iu. " I have the honor. Pray be seated." "I will, trespass upon your hospitality but for a few moments ." "No trespass, I assure you. Solitude is not the bust of companions." Without removing his hat, the etrang- er took the proffered chair. "lean tarry but a short time," he said, "rrouaoiy your wife has informed you ot an oner she received, a M eek ago, for a small fan ciful cornelian cross that was in her pos session ?" . "Yes ; she did mention the matter to me. and we both wondered at the strange fancy of the man, and the exoes- sive price he ortereu. ' "Well," replied the stranger, with a forced laugh, "the fancy caunot matter to you ; and as tor the price, it you get it, that ought to satisfy you on that point, I am the man ; and 1 renew the offer." . "Ah 1 No, certainly not, tho fancy does not concern us ot course not," and TT..nri eved the stranner keenly. "But vou know that unusual occurrences will set the least curious of mortals to sur inising." irer with stronir symptoms of uneasiness. Jl COll 1BL uvuiiiV gum . 1 1 u dh n (People cannot help vhiuking that's what brains were made for. ' But to the iiolnt if vou still possess the cross, and will exchange it for the sum offered that sum is yours, x our answer r x oil win excuse my seem nig abruptness ; I am pressed for time, and canuot dally." "I bold you perfeotly excusable," said Henri, drawing the coveted cross from hiii iifickct. and liolintr the eager nssn big of the stranger's eyes,' and his yaxe .... v. y i ji - ... - feit npon it. Decididing to thrust the probe home at oner, be deliberately ad ded : "Another reason, other than want of time, may exist to occasion your ab ruptness my ft iend; want f confi dence. "What sir J" fjaeulatcd the man, start ing up in a threatening, apprehensive way. What do you mean by that r- mat k V Listen, and I will tell yon," replied Henri, fully convinced that ho w as on the right track, and bis visitor indeci sively sat down again. "Listen, and I will tell you what 1 meari. this cross, for which you have taken such an inex plicable fancy, camo into my possesion under very peculiar circumstances cir cumstances that invest it with extraor dinary interest." Pausing a moment to note the effect of his language, Henri fixed his burning eyes on the stranger's. Speaking slowly, and emphasizing every word, lie continued : "I found this cross on the 3rd of January, 1840, on the Ruu de Germaine, on the very spot on which three days previous the Comte de St. Armando had been brutally mur dered." During the utterance of the conclu ding words of the above, the countenance of the listening man underwent a most app alling change as dreadful indeed, as though he had heard the sentence for his mmediale execution pronounced. The muscles of his face twiched convulsively. his under jaw fell, and his eyes rolled iu their sockets as though following the fantastics of some horrid goblin. 1 he paroxysm lasted but for a mo ment, by a superhuman effort of the will he recovered his bewildered facul ties, sprang to his feet, and with the de moniac tuiy of the madman, dashed at Henri ; hissing between his teeth. "D yon ; the telliiiz ot that tale is vour dcaib-kubll." Just as his muscular hand closed op pressively on Henri's throat, he was vi- yiolently jerked backwards, and found himself in the tenacious clutches of the two gendarmes." " So ho, my flr.e fellow V ejaculated one ef the officers. "We are altogether too deenlv concerned for the future wellare of your soul to permit you to ptrpcirate sucli a crime. You have done bad enough already to brimr you to hanging, and that is quite sufficient For our purpose." llie foiled vilban glared suddenly from one to the oilier, and made no attempt to escape. "That is riirlit," r marked the officer who spoke before. "Take it easy shows you to be a philosopher and a man of sense." The prisoner cooly iolded his arms and Stood silent. "Monsieur Cardone," contluned the officer. " as your friend seems to take kindly our in- terlereucc with his litllo plan to provide you a long resting spell, vi ill you with equal disin terestedness, provide us with a ropo for his ben'-'flt? Unluckily, we cams from town and forgot to bring the professional bracelets an unintentional oversight, which I assure you," addressing the prisoner, deplore even more than you yourself can. In fact we were rather uncertain of having the pleasure of your company on our return. "iSor will you have tliat pleasure, growled the hitherto quiescent captive, suddenly kick ing out Willi his two powerful arms, upsetting Doth officers, kicking over the table on which stood the light, and leaping out of the door into the darkness. As he vanished, a bullet hiss?d by either ear, but he escaped unhurt. The report of ihe pistols hurried II uri back into the room, from which he had cone in quest of a rope. liuicKI exclaimed one or tne omcers. The devil has outwitted and escaped us. We must be after him at unco. It is Leone Bremr, the most reckless and Icrociotts of the many cut throats who infested Paris six years ago. lie most miraculously disappeared about the tunc of the St. Arm mule murder, and the de partment had given him up for dead. We must let bim havo his length for a moment. Our first move is to iorlge information at the three bends of Ihe Police Deparlmeut. He is an aslu'.e dog, of infinite resource, and all Ihe force nn the scent will hardly he sufficient to capture him." Breme was cvcntuall taken. But so adroit was he, that he contrived lo remain at large for three weeks afler his escape from Curdoue's house. He was tried, condemned, and exe cuted, for the murder of St. Armantle, several witnesses lietiig touiut who men tilled him, and testified to having seen fastened to his shirt bosom on tuc evening ol tuc murder, luat ulood red cross. Ireue was never afterwards persuaded to wear it. It hung over the nmnlle in her boudoir, and many an evening visitor has been beguiled by Henri with a recital of Hie two dark episodes iu its history which are em bodied in this slory, and have departed sand' dering at Its sanguinary Hue. Fattening Young Womb. v. -Throughout the interior of Africa, and indeed iu some parts of Asia a woman is prized for fatness. Beauty is associated with exces sive obsity ; and such being the public sentiment, mothers seasonably commence a system of dietetic treatment that makes their daughters irresistible. Col. Keating's travels gives an account of the process of tilting young women lor a Tunis tuaiket. As soon as betrothed she is cooped up iu a small room, with gold shackles,on her ankles. It her pro prietor has lost a wife by aeatii or di vorced one, anklets are sent forward to tho new matrimonial candidate. When she has attained a desirable size, iudica; ted by filling the patern rings, she U car ried in triumph to her new home. The preparation ot food that actually produces that coveted dimi sions-a moun- ! . ..rr... : . ...11.1 .1 .....I. . 1 r tain Ol latliess 13 I'uuuu uuun, uiuuc u tho seeds of a vegetable peculiar to the country. Some positively die from ex cessive fatness in an iffort to surpass in that bowitching accomplishment, rivnl candidates for matrimonial positions. These famous mortals are not the poor iris. They are the higer orders iu so ciety, and therefore are ambitious, liar fashionables in some civiliztd states of securing an elevated position with a rich husband. Bruce, a traveler, saw a great queen in Africa a gem of women, the envy of her sex and wi'e hunters who weighed over four hundred. Why ia the letter Y like a young lady? Because it makes pa pay. , . An artless man, who lately bought a few sausages, thus relate his troubles: I got thciu sausages home without getting hit; sud I cut them apart aud left them. In tha moruing 1 vitiierl lliwn: Throe of 'em had cuddled III) lo- ireiiicr. and were aleening sweelly. Two of them bad crawled to uiy milk pnil aud were lapping tha milk, and one, a black and while one, was oo the leiics trying lo cnlch an En glish sparrow. I drowned the whole lot. : Eva was the only woman who never threat ened logo aud live with mamma. And Adam wns lbs only matt who liever tauialized bis I win about Ihe way ais mother used to cook.. . ,.i j ,. t t. . ! ':!., ,-. .-;:vA ; MEXICO. Tt eampetiiHin f American ami EoT roiM-ari capital for the privilege of prtW viding Mexico with means of eummunW cation has fairly begun, and tha Amwi cans are likely lu gain the prelerenoei Two great railroad enterprise, either ot which, if fully. carried out, is certalu to) revolutionize the commerce of Mexieoi Are now knocking at the doors of this Mexican Congress for permission to Con fer npon that tjouutry the greatest of all bltasings, the International Railway ot Texas, whioh proposes to construct line from the City of Mexico to the Rio Grande, and the scheme of General Ros eerans for a system of railroads to Con nect must ot the important citiea of the republic with the capital It, Is probabla that both undertakings will be success ful in great part, and that five years hence it will be possible not only lo teat New York In a palace car aud arrive within a week in the City of Mexico, but also to visit in the same manner the eight or ten principal cities of this jvpoblio. viiuiii tne same perion ot time the Tex as Pacific Railroad will undoubtedly bo completed, skirtiutf one half of the north-' ern frontier of Mexico and intersecting' at Paso del Norte with the narrow guage Denver and El Pa'. road, which' win probably extend far beyond Chihaa hna towards the interior of Mexico - The port of Guyamas will then be con nected wilSi the capital of Arixoua by means ot a railroad running due north and intersecting the Texas Paoiflo at au other point. Disregard of Ceremony. A Washinirton letter to the Chicam Inter- Ocean says ; . . What would have been thought, in old times, ot General Grant's throwing to the winds all forms and ceremonial.' driving disown horses without an atten- lant ? He calls and visits where." when and on whom, he pleases, walks : down tne avenue, it tie get tired, takes a srteet-car, stops at the shops if bo has) an' err.iuu to ao, or mauds iu the door ot bank and takes a view of the crowd pas sing as I saw him do not long siuoe., All this is very dreadful, to the old-, school devotees, and the criticisms npon it are numerous and severe. The President goes to tho CaDitoI and talks familiarly with the Senators' and Members about public affair. This lo, is a subject of animadversion by his enemies. His interest in legislation is called by them a desire to push pet' schemes, and the opposition go into con vulsions over the tendency of the iSxecu- tive to usurpation. xSo I resident has ever possessed the regularity and singular independence lhat charalerizes l'resideut Grsnt in these particulars. There is a strong . el-, meni of common sense, too rare by far, among men, iu this man's nature, and he represents a uw order of ailniinistra-. tive minds, aud naturally affiliates withj those men who develope great enterpri ses, who build railroads, open new ter ritory, makes remarkable discoveries, and add to the greatness aud glory of 1 the Republic. ' - i Cceious Facts About WATEtt.-r-Thol extent to which water mingles with "bod-, ies apparently the most solid is, very wonderful Tire glittering opal which' beauty wears as an ornament is only1 flint and water. Of every twelve , hua tired tons of earth which a landlord has: in his estate four hundred are water. -The snow-capped summits of highest mountains have many million tons of wa ter iu a solitied form. In every plaster of Paris statue which an Italian . carries through our street tor sale, there is one pound of water to four pouuds of chalk. t The air we breathe contains five grains ot water to each cubic fool of its bulk. The potatoes and turnips which are boil-' ed tor our dinner have, iu their raw ' slate, seven five pjr cent, of water. If a man weighing. 140 pounds were squeezed in a hydraulic press,! seventy pounds of water would run out,! the balance being solid matter. A man i is chemically speaking, torty-five poands of carbon aud other leinen:s, with nitro gen di limed thruogb five and a halt pails- tul ot water. , In plants we and water, thus mingling uo less wonderful. A ' snuflower evaporates one aud a quarter pints of water a day, and cabbage about the same quantity. A wheat plant ex hales in one hundred and seventy-five' days about one hundred thousand grains 1 ot water. Love Sicks kss. It is a gnawing dis-, ease, and people who have it bad .bile, their nails, bile their lips, and bite each other's lilts. J They like solitude, and meditate a great deal on "solitude sweetened." ' ! Thai's what makes it so bad when K becomes epidemic, like the horse' dis ease. - ' ' '' " ' ' It breaks up society ; breaks up 'fami-' lies ; breaks up friendshipe ; aud breaks 1 a good manv hearts. , T """ 3 But it isu'i such a bad sickness to have after all. . . ., : i It don't take a fellow right off from bis, feet, like the sgu. It's a little warm ing lo the blood, bat it dou'i burn like a, t vnh hold lever. It don't require quinine, nor jalap, nor, squills, nor any other bitter slutf, , . , Bitters could never keep company, with anything sweet. ' ,, Care or tuk fckt. Concerning tbis very important subject, the tkimtifiQ American truly says : , Mauy are caro-i less iu the keeping of their feet. If they, wash them onctf a week they think ,liey, am doing well: They do not -consider lhat the largest ports of the systcnj are located iu the bottom of h left,, and that the most offeuiive matter . Is dis charged from ihese pores. , They wear stockings from the beginning to the eud ot the week without change, which be come completely saturated with nffcnsbe matter. Ill health is geueraud by oob treat muni of the' teeU Tim or uol repcllaiils, but sbsoibaDt, sik ( yfl Ivtid matter, to a greater r ,lWnfc is taken ban k into lbs systeirt '-jie should be wanned irvery , , . A water, and lrtOuia b. 1 -'.-i f j J. ... . .( '