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PLYMOUTH, MARSHALL COUNTY, IND., MABOH 27, 1873. Vol XVII Ncj.20, a ir ; i I A ) ' .a f $ 'M ! T-ii : u ' hi '1 II 1 1 , .' I 1C i -. .-.4 .'Ml it giwtorjj.- ATTORNEYS. K. CHAKgY, .,".!. EICHAKDSON. -Chaney & Richardson. : ATTORNEYS AT LAW and REAL ESTATE kamnta PlvmiHh - T,l I .'V. bin's Block. Will practice ifl Marshall and ad joining Counties. ' tf. NOTARIES PUBLIC. AMASA JOHNSON. NOTARY Public, Attorney, Counselor at Law, Authorized War Claim Agent, Plymouth, Ind, Especial attention given to Jhe settlement of Es tates, Conveyancing, and the collection of Soldiers' cImor Pensions, Bounty, Back Pav, and all other War Claims. Office on Michigan street, over suck & loan's Hardware Store. attfj R. D. LOGAN. ATTORNEY AT LAW and Notart Pcblic Pt Office Brownlee's Block, over Becker's Store fymontn, Ind. Collections a speciality. jyl3yl ED. S. FISH Attorney at Law, Justice of Vie Peace, and Insurance Agent, OVER the Post Office, in Kendall's Block, Ply mouth, Ind. jyl3vl CARD. O. MUSSULMAN, Attorney at Laiv, Heal Estate, and - -.- Collecting Agent, XX0X, STARK CO., INDIANA., ' WU"L ?RC1lIf K iu M the Co'"1" of Stark, ad Kosciusko, Counties. The pav- uait of Non-residents taxes promptly attended to. - jcl3 COB"51- JOHN BAB.NELL. CORBIN & DARNELL. A TT?n XEJS AT- ViVV- WiU i Mar- i n j Dd a(iJ,nluS Counties, in even- Court mouth, Ind. jnn'ia-ly M. A. O. PACKARD, A Ts?RiSEi ? UwJf,ld, NotaiT nc. Room ointr Inri CUUJr Bl0Ck iJIrmo"t''. Marshall C?' lna- 34ttJ JOHN S. BENDER, ionth;aird.rSe,t- fficBalcony BlockPl- A C. & A. B. CAPRON. A TTORRRVS.e- rvirvci-,...?. 2 counties, and will vXSuZm lgal business entrusted to them. Genera? colh,"t r-gajeuts for Xorthi-rn Indiana Sd1io i.-oek up stairs. xro nice s . olBOBHE. W. B. HESS, NOTARY" TUBUC OSBORNE & HESS, A "f "".u law' wi" tteU!l Promptly to all few door, north of the Parker Hous PlyinTutht J. O. &, S. D. PARKS. .4 TTOItXEYS Counsellors at Law. Notarh -jV Pabhc and Authorized War claim Wilts S ". Si-Mo tilfj,! tt. r ,i,n.;",,.V'. r-,BC1"?' the collec- !: ','1 . -1 , ".i LUC WlieC- i . V11 tor Pensions, Bomttv d ad othtv Viar Claiina- -.. uuui .Hack Paj an PHYSICIAP4S. H. C. FRENCH, R3. D. pCLECTtC PHYSICIAN & SURGEON a ' JiA f :iiam w l lie l . 5. PHrPnlf8 ,',!rinam!Ut!y !OCi:ted.i" "ol:ams N.w. fn.n. -rivi, i ivmoutii Indiana, i , .V''?1''" "f P' ti'- i'iS Medicine ami Snreery W. JACOB Y, M. D. riJISICliS A.D APERITIVE SURGE9.Y, Treats all diseases according to the most improved ana scientitic plans. Special attention given to Chronic Diseases. Dis- anTpeSuerV" " - Otlice aid residence on llichisan Street third - A. C. XATCHETTI, X. i. S, MAKCB, M. !. DRS. MATCHETTE & FRANCE, PHrISIFIANS SURGEONS, BOURBON, IND. d"ct? "quest thr patrons to call early in the day to insure prompt attention to patieuta in the country. Special attention given to chronic d 5ni0,fnrtlTe sarSery- always open and one doctor In constant attendance no-10. DR. J. S. LELAND, PSC,IA3n "nn SURGfiON, Argos, Indiana, at tends to all calls promptly. m29vH T. A. BORTON M. D, HAS removed to his new residence, one door south of his former dwelling, on the east side of Michigan street, where he may be found and con suited professionally. - 34-yl A. O. BORTON, DENTIST. Office 2d story Post Office Building. Teeth extracted without pain, by the use of Nitrous Oxide (or Laughing Gas). Teeth; from one tooth to a full sett, so cheap that the rich and poor can all get them. Office open all day except Mondays and Tuesdays. 34tf C. nr. REYNOLDS M. D, REGULAR Physician and Operative Surgeon, of fers his professional services to the citizens of Plymouth and surrounding country. In addition to the treatment of diseases common to the coun try, special attention will be given to Surgery, the treatment of surgical diseases of females. Night calls in town and country promptly attended to. Charges reasonable. Office and residence on west aide of Michigan street, three doors north of the bank, Plymouth, Ind. 34tf DR. HENRY HOLLOWAY, OFFCE IN BALCONY BLOCK, LAPORTE, INDIANA. Teeth extracted with the most approved instm atenta. Teeth fffled in a professional manner. ' Tall seta of teeth made of the best material, and warranted aa food as the best. jaoitS-U. Geo. M. Dakin M. D. Physician , and Surgeon, (Successor to Dr. A, Teegarden.J LAPORTE, IND. Dr. Dakin elves esneciai attention to the treat- went of Chronic Diseases and Diseases of women. He believes that disease is debility importance of vitality; that causes of disease are depressing and lower vital power; and, therefore, selects such rem edies as restore and strengthen vital functions, and jive a better renewal of life. He gives nothing to pull down, to teduce, to prostrate: btrt brings to bear every influence that tends to- build up and strengthen, taasoitations free. Correspondence requested. Send stamp for circular, or call and see him. Office in Davidson's New Marble Front Build- tug. marSSly ISCELLANEOUSv cu7bV1r?ous - - "v i w v. it. ' , ' I 111 1 It 1111, Xliu. O Frank McCfcrdy, Proprietor. Convenient and E. Moore. J. W)Bbt. Manufacturers and dealers in AX IIELVSS and Pick and Hammer Handles. Cash fof good helve r 1 -..1;..:..., 0 i.iniw-1. vruers soiicueu. 3ltf. PLYMOUTH, IND. C. L. BRINK, PLYMOUTH, IXI)., PROPRIETOR OF THE PLYM outh ilaining 3MU1, and dealer in Lumber, Lath, Walnut Bed Stuff, &c, outn or the P. Ft. W. & C. R, R., also, manufac turer of JIouldiDirs, Brackets, and Scroll work of all kinds and patterns, at prices more than 60 per PPIlt luillltr Ua i Uinrrn rttiJ lliiilin. . J the work is warrauted to be inferior to none. JV131 EXCHANGE BANK BUCK & TOAiV, Plymouth, Ixdiana. WE BUY AND SELL Foreign and Domestic Exchange. We receive Deposits payable on de mand, and make collections in any part of the United States and Euroie. We issue Letters of Credit and draw drafts direct on. our correspondents in over 150 cities iu Europe. - t CWOFFICEIX OUR IIARDAVARE Store, No. 9 Michigan st . ' july20if . .. . NUSSBAUM & MAYER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ON THE EAST SIDE OF WICDKilN ST. PLYMOUTH., IND K EEP EVERYTHING OF THE - i ...v... wuilii nirj jrw- ?e to sell -in tli m-st reitaomible terms. They mill buy ull kinds of COUNTKY PRODUCE, HIDES AND PELTS, or which they wtll py the higliestmarkct priiB in casU, Furs being made a specialty at this liouse. all per sons who hrii.g. tlmir Coon, Mnskrat, Opxiuui, Mink, t'tter, ami other Fnr tatn frel itssuied that they will receive the hiyhest, cash price. oetU-m6. iH-Mt llt:l!itT rKi.il llia ... 1. ." . .1. .1 . What I Know About Trim.rn.ing. Since the days of our gnindmothyrs, there lias never been siu h a rare for triiuiniiu?s UHn ladies' drosses and suits as fliis vear; and the most popu lar is the so called French told, made from bias, material, put uixm the dress iu a varietv'of stvles. 1 o trim r!ri-.n5 at tiw present day mithont the vari '.''S.'dacJuiSjUtaclnuenti wouid bo an im- A young man in Chicago has just invented an improvement for ail Sewing Machines, with which to put on the fold as fast and as easily as an ordi nary hem can be made. The same "implement is also a irih-tical hinder and good llemmor. It is being made and sold by the Leslie Ruffier Company, and is a valuable addition to the Sewing Machine. It : calbd Komfusr's Freuch Trimmer, and will lie sold by all Sewiirs Jiachine Agents. Leslie Ui-irusa Co. Sii Wabash Av. Chiin. John S. Bender s Reliable Insurance, NORTH MISSOURI Assets Ovcio S3i),000. Home Columbus, Ohio, Vixsii Assets, SSTl.OOO. FRANKLIN, INDIANA. Capital $300,000, neither of which is" affected by' the Bos to fire. . Policies issued in the iiboTTft stprliiKT and reliable Companies at fair and equita- U1U lilies. . - ' JOHN' S. BENDER, Aent. Plymouth, Indiana. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. MARSHALL COUNTY. t Lot 5T in the original Plat of Plymouth, Ind. This contains a commodious residence with almost every convenience attached; and is one of the moat dcsiraTile places to live in Town and is ottered for sale for cash in hand at $1000 less than its reai val ue. Also the East half of lot 115 with a convenient little frame residence will be sold cheap. ST. JOSEPH CO., IND. A fine improved (arm of 120 acres with orchard almost every convenience except Barn, situated l)f miles from Walkerton. There is on this farm a 1 story frame house in good lepair and will be sold ata bargain. ; . n3-tf Best Thing in the West. Atchison,Topeka& Santa FeR. R. THREE MIl.UOX ACRES Situated in and near the Arkansas Valley, the Fi nest Portion of Kansas! , - Eleven years' Credit. Seven per Cent. In terest. 22 per cent, reduction to set- ' tiers who improve. A IHEE PASS TO LAND BUYERS TItE FACTS about this Grant are Low Prices, Long Credit, and a Rebate to settlers of nearly one- iourcn; a Kicn Soil, and spieouia unmate; snort and mild Winters; early planting, and no wintering of stock; plenty of Rainfall, and just at the season; Coal, Stone and Brick on the line; Cheap Rates on Lumber. CoaL &c: no lands owned bv Speculators: Homesteads and Pre-emtions now abundant; a first class Kail road on the line of a great Through ltoute Products will pay for Land and Improvement.'. t . It is the best opportunity ever offered to the pub lic, through the recent completion of the road. For Circulars and general information, address . Manager Land dep't, nlO-Smoi. Topeka, Kan. The Venality f the Times. WHAT SHALL "WE t0? ! The most deplorable index of any age, Is : the exchange of moral principle for money. ' ' ' ' ; When we refer to ancient history, and read of the sums of money raised by the monarchs of those' days, the luxury in which taey lived, the stately monuments, the grand obelisks, the costly palaces, the mighty pyramids, and the wonderful hanging gardens erected bythem the read. er is astounded but when we learn hut tJ accomplish tlieir ends, a majority of the people were through poverty forced into abject slavery, we admire their resolution ; but must join with civilized nations in de nouncing those rulers as the enemies of mankind. How Xerxes controlled and marched an army of nearly three millions into Greece appears like a myth ; but when we consid er that this monarch gathered to himself the piii cipal wealth of his countrymen, render) ig them wholly dependent on him for support, the mystery vanishes. This was the making of Xerxes, but it was death or servitude to the people. ; Turning from the days when power was conceded to one man, from dead monarchs and ruined monarchies, to look at a country where the power is vested iu the citizens, where our public men are elected by an independent people to carry out their will, and shall we in the 73rd year of the 19th century ask, whei-3 are we as a nation drifting, and what do we find ? The answer is relbctantly f.irced upon us by the facts surrounding us : in the same channel, and find the same ten dency to appropriate thctse high oflices of trust to personal aggrandizement, same teudcucy to ignore the rights of the peo ple in the thirst for fame and'money that rendered these ancient rulers so despica ble in the estimation of the civilized world. What are the facts? It will be re membered lhat prior to thvyear 1?60 all our Congressmen were satisfied with their salary : that after war was declared between the States to meet the emergency then existing, never were officers com pelled to perform a greater amount of la- borand hold longer ses'iiors than then.yet no one- dared or even wished to iucreabe his pay for such services, and after it M as found necessary to issue legal temler notes, and the country flooded with them so as to render money worth but FJ cents ou the dollar, even yet none dared or do sired to take an extra dollar greenback out of the Treasury. It will ulso be re membered that daring the years of war the coffers of business men were filled to overflowing with money, farmers could get a high price for all ther products, real estate advanced, wnircs of laboring men tdvanccd, and never were all classes of men bettei prepared to bear extra burdens than during those years, yet 1 here was no Congressman or Legislator - who was not cont'nt to take the ordinary salary. But now when it is well known that there is' some what of a financial crisis, when the people are-groaning with burdens, when money is worth more than double what it was eight years ago, our repre.eatatives, save a few honorable exceptions, whose record also before the country, re&ch their hands into the National Treasury and pocket $5,000 apiece, gathered from the hard earnings of the people. ' The members of our State Legislature imbibing the same spirit, with some hon orable exceptions.after increasing their sal ary each $3 per day had the effrontery to increase the burden of the tax payer two fold or more by requiring all assessments of property to be at cash value, and on this increased assessment increase the State tax for State purposes from 5 to lit cents per $100. Here is an increased burden forced upon the tax-payer, at a time when the people are least able to bear it, at a time when there was no emergency demanding it. For what ? To put money in the pockets of men who cannot dare to come before the people with an excuse for their conduct, for there is no excuse. , Under the existing state of things. many are askirg, "what are we to do ?" They say corruption and venality have crept into high places through both par ties, and at this stage, one Republican ed itor acknowledges his wiihngness to abandon his party. As well might chris tian and Jew abandon their several churches because some wicked ,men had worked themselves in. The Hepublican party is organized on a pripoiple that will stand the test of any enligntened age, and when a Republican ask3 himself what be shall do ? Let the answer of his con-i science be : do right t , The time is at band in this country when patriots, hon est editors, orators, statesmen, and private citizens should be found at at their post in one grand army, and with honesty and 'equal and exact justice to all' emblazoned on their banners, they will need no other- guillotine that will so rapidly behead ; all political offenders, so effectually strike terror to evil doers, and rid the country from corruption. Remembering "Eternal vigilence is the price of I iberty,"and that right principle mixed with a little intelligence will set all thing. 8 and with this constantly in view we may reasona bly expect better things, or as the poet has it: ' v! ' ' Sp'.-ro Meliora,'' (hough trouble be near, This motto the sorrow-bowed spirit can cheer; - Spero Wsliora the wa'tchword can give, ' Fresh courage to labor, new motive to live. JUSTlTlA. Communication.. Plymouth, Ixd., March 20, 1873. illt. JliLLIKAIi : ; It was our good fortune, during.thc past week to stop at Argos, and we must say that for a place of its size, Argos is lively, and io improving rapidly. The n.dusirioug village blacksmiths, the merchants of the several stare's,' the proprietors of the saw and grist mills all seemed full of business, which is pleasing to the com mercial traveler. . Next we called at Walnut, which place at present is turning out large quantities' and good marketable lumber. Every one here seemed as busy as a bVt'f t drones in Walnut; thence to Rochester, that beauliiul city. How happy the people of Rochester must be such courteous, and law-abiding inhabitants and such a gen uine gentleman, Mr W. II. Mattingly, to run tteir city paper. We called upon the and found "Win." out, but soon he apieared, bright and clear lor a full day's work, and before ve were aware of our situation, the gentleman had us deeply iu interested ia .urn. Mr. Wm. II., "thou art a gentleman and scholar." While there the Spy man, introduced us to Col. K. G. Shryock, and his beautiful and most ac complished daughter, Miss Minnie Shryock, the assistant post mistress, end none could fill the oilioe better, or give such entire satisfaction to all. While there we Mr. Mattingly, Col. K. G., Miss Minnie and myself, entered into a coliver- Sition upon several topics, and Miss Min nie in each by her sound logic and tinques tionablc judgement, proved that he was a "chip out of the old block." Mrs. E. J. Ryland, a daughter of the Col. is the i'ost Mistress there. Rochester is "life aud business itself. Chapman. The Phrenological Journal for April ake it all in all, is one of the best num bers yet issued of a magazine that is just ly distinguished for usefulness. The ta ble of contents is of a character to attract. all classed of readers, . although "sensa tionalism" seems t claim no place there in. T. he following subjects - seem to us of more interest : Charloj P. Kimball, the well-known Carriage maker of Maine; Inborn Si reug' h, an essay on the Cle men's of human advancement; Educating theJSexes Together; The Forein-ist Prob lem; r rum hence to iSo Width. -r, or the Future Considered; AUmantivenesSi its Use and Abuse, illustrated; Wilder on Phrenology; Tts Worth to JIs, a Fiunk Admission ; A Dre im Not All a Dream; A Temperance Alleg rv ; Toj'.iU, th; President of MoxIjo ; Tiw Civil Service and Its Tendencies; The Cheerful Face; Thomas Guthrie, I). D ; The Maple True ; Origin of "April Fool"' ; E ist Tennessee and Its' Resources, etc. al an excellent list of recent publications. Terms S3 a year. - Single N ambers, 3J cents. S. R. Wells, N. Y. Delegate Meeting,! O- O- F. .Pursuant to call, the following dele ates of the. Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Northern Indiana and South ern Michigan, met at the Hall of Pulaski Lodge No. GO, Elkhart, Ind., on Saturday, March 1st, 1873, for .the Annual Conven tion: .- ' ' : r F. West. Lodre No. ' 3G, Laportc In diana. O. II. Brusi, Lodge No. 29, South Bend, Indiana. T. C. Mays, Lodge No. 11G, Auburn. Indiana. E. Egbert, Lodge No. G, Niles, Michi gan.. ., - - - - --- 15. E. Coon, Lodire No. 57,' Dowaciac. Michigan. ' P. Ambrose, Lodge 273, South Bend. Indiana. Ed. S. Fish, Lodge 91, Plvmoulh, In diana. D. Chapman, Lodge No. 31, Cold Wa ter,-Michigan. J. W. James, .bodge JSo WJ. tlfehart. Indiana. , - . Y. Merrifield, Lodge No. 1288, Misha- waka, Indiana. ' - - - ' 11. Tiertsork. Lodge No. 21 Cassopolis, Michigan. On the assembling of the' delegates Bro. Brusi. of South Bend, stated he ob ject of the meeting, and Bro. West of La- porte, was appointed Chairman, and O. 11. lirusi, Secretary.: o Oo motion, Lavorte was selected as the place for holding the next Annual Convention. , ' ' Oo motion, it was decided to celebrate on Fridry, April 25th, 1873. , Resolved, That we hereby tender our thanks to Pulaski Lodge No. GO of Elk hart, for the use of , their hall tor this meeting., : . ? , Besoteed, That the various papers pe re quested to publish these proceedings. , , ! ' " ' i 'F. WEST, M O. H. Bbdsi, Scc'y. ' ; Chair'n. : . ,:j i i ' i ii ' " ' J The aDpointment by Gov. Hendricks of Hiram A. Gillett as judge of the judicial circuit composed of the counties of Lake, Porter and Stark, gives general satisfac tion to all concerned. BDUOATIOHAli.COLirMH. What if, the Marshall County Teachers' Association? and what is its object? We have frequently been asked these questions by both teachers and patrons of our schools. In a few instances we have tried to explain, but in others have mere ly replied:, come unci see. . Its meetings are guarded by open 'doors through whiclf all, interested in our schools, may enter and hear and be heard. Its constitution and by laws are open to criticism a .d amendments. Its proceedings are not secret, neither is its object clothed with a garb of mystery. , It has been charged that a lew teachers wish to make themselves prominent in their profession, and f kefrp others back. We do not e'eny the charge, but admit its truthfulness. We only wish that it could be said that runny teachers desired that, instead of "a few.". That the many might conspire against the few to give them back seats. . -, Our schools are sick both morally and intellectually. They need nursing. In the early part of their illness quacks of fered their services and were accepted. The patients are little better. A tew teachers have discovered that they are iu part responsible, and desire to consult each other, and become more proficient in their calling by mutually considering the nature of the disease and the treat ment best adapted to its removal. All teachers are invited to consult with them ; not only invited but are urged to take part. The object is to raise the abilities 1 of teachers. Not only that, bat to have teachers graded according to their quali fications. If any rtnd themselves on back seats, let them blame their iuaciivity, not the activity of others. "But I have not the time to spend in , consultation," some say ; "I iia've a farm, a yoke of oxen, or a pet lamb to see alter, and cannot attend the meetings of the Associating." Then your school and it? interests are of sec ondary importance to you. You are un willing to spend a day for them unless you recievc your dollar and fifty cents All you desire is to have employment during the winter. Hence you hunt schools. We do not desire this. We want schools to Iviril us, and we believe they will as soon as we descrye being hunted. It is nure desirable to ba hunt ed by a good thing than to be coutinu- ally hunting wiie, 0 Pedant. Supt. Piekaid, oi Chicago, reports that the schools of that city are "in better con dition than they were before the fire." Although the fire destroyed 14 buildings containing room for about 10,003 pupils, iu charge of 131 teachers, togetger with the office and all the records of the Board of Education, yt the school funds, for tunately, were safely deposited, and the cluols were speedily iu operation again. The amoiiut of m-ney donated for the relief of teachers an 1 pupils, mostly from teachers an.l p'r)ils iu othet places, was ?j;2i,Gid.l8 ' The school population is 83,210; number of pupils enrolled, 38,035; average atteu lance, 2.','j.Jo.-l : number of teachers, 47G (only 31 males) ; number of school buildings, 45; of sittings, 28,581. The flexibility of the English language allows great variety in this exercise. It is well, too, to tiansfurm sentences of Saxon words into ones containing more elegant terms, for, as was said before, children of foreign parentage are likely to fail in the use of the simplest words of the lan guage. -; " Every child should understand the "rea son why" of common things, if for no other reason than that it inculcates an in quiring disposition which will lead him throughout. life to e xtract information from the most ordinary object and events in which another would fail to find any matter of interest. : . It is a singular fact that banks of earth glassed over, are more enduring than any other work of man. The grassy mounds near Nineva and Babylon have remained unchanged for centuries. Meantime massive buildings of stone have been erected, served long generations, and crumbled to utter ruin. It is safe to say that nine-tenths of the blunders committed by child en in reci tation proceed from their ignorance of the use of language, s This -is especially true of children of foreign parentage, who hear little or no English spoken in their homes.- To such children history , is a riddle and grammar a bewildering maze. What wonder that their hap-hazard ex pressions, in an unknown tongue, are of ten incorrect and ridiculous. Such child ren, too, are seasitive, and when in doubt of being right they remain silent, rather than make a mistake, to invoke the wrath of the teacher, or the merriment of their class-mates, and so often unjustly ac cused of being dull. "-- Another peculiarity is, that they are more liable to fail in the more common words than in the use of the long derivitives ; for in the latter they are drilled ; but an English-speaking tctcher never thinks it necessary to call up the words of every -day speech for ex planation or practice. A. iaa wiio thoroughly understood the meaning of reconnoiter and emancipate f - , had no idea of the significance of sUujle and for -ijice. In this respect schools in districts !n-: habited by foreigners mainly are at a great disadvantage. The remedy is con stant drill in the c of language by sub stituting words for others of like mean ing in a sentence. For example : in- the sentence, The conxtructiun of the edifice was accomjAisied at the close of the last decade. Let the children substitute words' of sml3r or like meaning for those in italics, reading the sentence thus formed, and correcting one another's errors. Gov. Hendricks has offended some of his hitherto admirers by signing the temperance bill. The Winamac Democrat is dissatisfied with the Govcrner for ai anointing a Re publican Judge in that district. The Gov. appointed E. Hammond,: when the Democrat wanted the Govcrner to ap point George Burson. The Derwerat insinuates that the newly appointed Judge is a relative of the Governor. A majority of the Democrat to mem bers of Congress, iu both branches voted for the increased pay. If no Republican uicmlier had voted on the question, the Republicans would not have passed the bill. A majority of th.j Republicans t in the House To-fctf tfga-itt lite bill. Is the Republican party responsible for tho measure? Subscribe for Republican, outy $2,00 per year. Tiik Aluixe for April will be received with enthusiasm and delight by every per son of taste who has a grain of apprecia tion for the beautiful or a spark of pride iu the progress of American Art. Being the latest, It is ot cours the finest of all the tine issues of all this wonderful press, aud in its constat improvements may be noted the secret of the great succes's which this American Ait Jonrnal has achieved, where, hitherto, so many begin nings have invariably counted just so many failures. The publishers demon strate, not only the amplest resources, but a determination to use these resour ces to the utmost, aud this enlightened liberality in their business can have only the one result a hold upon the popular if..:.l. 1..,'.- A A uuLu miio wu ui; u mem a lower ot strength for all time to come. The sec ond of the child sketches, by John S. Davis, announced as the quarterly tinted plates for this year apiears in this issue, it represents a theft of a slice of bread anU butter, by a roving cur, from a youngster who was seated iu the open doorway to enjoy the balmy morning air. A shadow has in verity clouded his day, and the fast-falling drops of au April sho wer accompany his tearful protest. It is a very pleasing sketch, and will add to the reputatiou of this promising 3'oung artist. Thomas Morau presents five mas terly delineations of the Yehowstone Re gion, one of which, "To wer Creek," a lull page cutting by Linton, is a most su perb specimen. The "Death Warrant of Mary Staurt-' is a truly royal subject, royally treated ; aud for texture and de tail, is noticable even in The Aldine. "A Catskill Brook," by WLittredge, will carry oil the palm with very many: a pool, surrounded by forest trees, in which the beautiful white birch is conspicuous; the solitude heightened, not broken, by a pair of kingfishers, one perched upon a leafless branch, the other skimming the surface, and most enchanting vistas of dim forest distaiices form a picture wor thy of the reputation of one of Ameri ca's foremost painters. Such a spirited sketch as a bare "A Rare Chance," by W. M. Cary, in which one of our fron tiersmen, on his gallant mustang, is brought suddenly to close quarters with a monstrous grizzly, , deserves more than a passing notice, but so do the others, and space is limited. There is a " perfect gem of landscape by AViinpeiis, the great rival of Birket Foster. "A Deserted Church," "Spring Flowers," and'0 pray my Child," an exquisites genre picture of the German school, complete t' 3. list of attractions which are scattered with such a generous hand among the patrons of this elegant journal. The literary con tents of the April Aldine display the usual excellence and variety. There are for instance, three good short stories, "I Wilt If You Will," by Clara F. Guern sey ; "The Ball on the Ice," by E. B. Leonard ; and "Madame Jeannetis's Pa pers," bv James Watkins. There is a careful biographical and artistic study of the lite ana works or '.Malborn, the Miniture Painter." by Osmond Tiffany ; a readable paper, by the editor, descrip- ' tive ot the icllowstone Region; an other on "An Old German Tribunal in the Ilarz Mountains," another on "The Death Warrant of Mary Staurt," and best of all, a racy little essay, by John Sydney, which would have charmed a Lamb, since its theme is his prime favorite, "Margaret Duches of Newcastle." There are five poems, "A Gazel of Hafiz," by Henry Richards ; "The Four Seasons, byS. W. Duffield;"0 Pray, My Child,"' a translation from the German of - Hoff-. man; "A Rare Chance," a unique little, dialect poem by S. Lang a new . writer. -who contests for the laurels of Bret Ilarte, and John Hay; and the "Rosemary," an-, other tender flower-fantasy by Mary E., Bradley, who has already won a promi-, nent place among American feamalo poets. Music and Ait receive thoughtful consideration, aud Literature more than, usual attention, the page containing it being devoted to the late Henry Timrod,. the best and most unfortunate of all the Southern poets. The story of his life, as, re-told by Mr. Stoddard, "from 'the: Mu-. nioir of Mr. Paul Ilayne, '' is the. saddo'ot literary record that we. have read for", years. Subscription price S5.C0-, Dicludr ing Chromos ''Viilage Belle" and "Cross ing the Moor." James Sutton & Co :, publishers, 53 Midden. Lane, N. Y.