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PUBLISHED EVEKY FRIDAY, BY A. II. BALSx. CiMiib far Jeb Wcl cd AiratisiBg Kit Qcrtei TEIlilS OF THE JOTJBNAL; O ie year. It advance, - - - - S s month, ------ Tjree months, ------ n.oo 1.00 so EVERY VARIETY OF JOB PUIXTINO XEATLY AXD QUICKLY HOKE. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. LEGAL. 1. U. UX1ION. A. B. FMNCB, LEM.MON & FKENCD, A TTOFXEY9 AT LAW AXD GENERAL A tr.i'T rrvna omo. ilt . Leuunon will be in hi- office at Fremrot, on Thursday of each week. Prompt attention given to all legal business. ' w. yrtgstxir. WUTSLOYV & J. T. GABVSB. GARTER, HVKYS AT LA? tat In Tyler's Block. J. L. GB.EEXE, Sek. .... -kt n.Trvc or r no t t w 4. will attend to lei's! business in Sandusky ana fciiolnin? counties, Otuce, corner room, np stairs, Xviera Block. Fremont, U. a. wvxbitt. Jas. H. fowlsr. EYEEETT & FOWLEB, a TTORXEYS AXD COrXSELLORS AT LAW, A and Solicitors in Chancery; will attend to pro- teeaional business In banausky ana adjoining coun ties, office, second story, Buckland's New Block. Fremont, O. MEDICAL. D. H. BBINKEBHOFF, M. D. PHYSICIAN AXD 8URGEOX, Office In Back land's Old Block, on Front street. Residence on Birchard Avenue, cornrr of Wood street. Office boors from 19 to H A. M, 1 to 4 P. H, and I to 9 P.K. , DENTISTRY, DB.A.F.PEICE, OTRBTCAL A MECHAXICAL DENTIST, O Oover Bank of Fremont, White's Block, will be loona in me-omce at &u umts, HOTELS, BALL HOUSE, -nOBVKR OF FRONT STREET AXD BIRCH- to and from each train free of charge. 6TOUG1I ii SOX, Proprietors. K.ESSLEB HOUSE. - T UTTJ.TS. Proprietor. Passerurera carriad I 1 to and from the House free of charge. Situat ed corner of Front and State streets, iremont, O. NICHOLS HOUSE, CC03niODATIOX9 FIRST-CLASS. W. F. A Kaufman, Pmnrietor.Clvde, Ohio. Population of Clvde, t,aoo. livery Stable in connection with UK noose. LLSD3EY EOUSE, T LTDSET, Sandusky County, Ohio, E. S. Bower- 1 jsol. FronrietJT. la announcing that he is prepared to accommodate the traveling public. Every attention paid to the . 'i ne proprietor utee pteasurs eeauort of guests ol the House.; ivyi EXCHANGE HOTEL. BKLLEYTE, O. John Ford, Proprietor, cently refitted and furnished. Be- - BIRCH HOUSE, Ji.LBVELAXD, 0 13 Water street, near the .'ailroad Depot, and in tee center of business. L. D. UUXT, , H. 8. HOT; f Pf0Pri- OOMMI88ICN MERCHANTS. . 9. BAWSOH, JAS. aOOHK, ' JOSEPH L. UWH1C. J. L. RAWSOX, & CO., OT0RA0F, PORWAEDIXO A COJCAHSSION OKerchanu. Dealers in Coarse Salt, Fine Salt. ialrj Sait, Land Plaster, Calcined Plaster, Water Lime, etc Having purchased the entire property known as the Fremont Warehouse and Suam Ele vators, at the head of navigation on .the Sandusky Hiver, we are prepared to receive, store and ship Grain, Lumber, Merchandise and oilier produce. vmce, at elevators, rremoni, u. i-i ARCHITECT, J. C. JOHXSON, ARCHITECT AXD DESIGXER, Office inMoore and Rawson's Block, comer of Front and Gar rison streets, Fremont, Ohio. All orders promptly aiumded to. 62yl. MISCELLANEOUS. JOHN S. BRUST, .' rorSE PAIXTEB, GRAIXER, PAPERER SdI!1 . and Cfcisominer. Residence on Souiu Srreet, l!loc A Miller's addition. All orders promptly exeautsd and satisfaction ruarancecd . Orders may tw latt at Thomas, Grand it Lac; Prug Store. 17 LIGHT GUARD JttlTX tfPICHER, Leader. The Light Guard Band is composed of twenty three members, and are at all tiru'3s prepared to tarnish Music for PARADES, FUXEKALS, EX CURSIONS, &c., on reasonable terms, where previ ous contracts do not interfere, by inquiring of F. Kablng, Honager,or by addressing 1L W. Bi tts,Sec. OBCHESTRA ! They are also prepared to furnish String Music for PARTIES, BALLS, PIC-MCS, & on reason able lanus, bv applying to JohnJ. SriCBKR,Leader. Fbbkoi.1, 0M UTS. 13tf PATENTS . SOLICITOUS AND ATTOSKITS mB U. S. and FOREIGN PATENTS. BURIUDGE & CO ., I tT wprlr St., apposite Amerl cava Ilaaef Cleveland) O. Wit Associatad Offices in Washington and For eign Contries. 17-47 HO! FOR THE WEST!! Toe nnderslpnsd would notify all persons who de fies traveling westward that he U prepared to sell THROUGH TICKETS TO AIX tbs L.XADIS9 porKTS in Indiana, Illinois, lows, Missouri, Kansas, Xebrieka, and Calitomia. W.H.ANDREWS. Offioe in Birchard's Block, Fremont, O. S3yl LEEK, DOEBEJQ & CO., JMJORTKRS AXD JOBBEP.i OF YANKEE NOTIONS, Joys 8j ancy pooDS, Wo. 133 and 13 Water 8t. CLEVELAND, OHIO. T. w. uu, i. o. A w. a. boiBiKe, s. h. stiuok. E.F. HAFFORD. CARRIAGE Corner Front St., and Birchard Are. CARRIAGES, OPEX AXD TOP BUGGIES con stantly on hand, or mads to order in any style. V Particular attention paid to repairing. A3 work doot at my factory warranted. yl E. F. HAFFORD, J. P. filOORE, MANUFACTURER OF ClRR!AGEStEUC6IES i WAGONS oo IDESIEE to call the attention of all to the ad ditions I have recently made to my CARRIAGE FACTORY . 1 htTt enlarged and remodeled my shop, as to give toe stnurpued tacilitie for ex ecuting, in a superior manner, every description of Oarrkgas and Wagon work. My workmen are re Uabia and competeuL All material is selected with special care, and thorocghly seasoned before it is aaanufactured. My aim is to l'uruish work which snail have a merited reputation for superior quality asd style. I havs nttad up a wine stors room and shall keep always on hand, Krerr rarlety at Carrla;ee, Bag (ieo Lumber, Kprina; and JUaxket Wagsns. With Uiese newly scqnlred facilities my prices will daf y Tjompstltion. J. P. MOORE, Carriage Factory, corner Carrison and Water slrseta, Fremont, Ohio. AMBROSE OCHS. If AXTF ACTTRER OF C0S5EB OF STATE AXD OAK STS., HAVIXG creatlv enlarged his shop and in creased his facilities for doing first-class work askstuealtention of the public to his large and FXEXDID ASSORTMENT Of Carrisgos, Boggiss and Wagons, kept constant ly oe kaaa made Ji the bset material, of the hifk Ml ordsr of workman ship, and lbs lateststyles. BCanaaAenaUae T eefereanrcaar lnlw.re eaaeai.wale. n lie Established 1829. Vol.XL.VI. FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO; klj FRIDAY, JANUARY T J (Thl 1 1 W UL A 16. 1874. JLJL New Series Vol. XXII. No. 3. r XU Ij&JX JZl. MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. lj t r r i. e- -'aVrpV' pom zzTt?; -y&W g a., mr,m.i- ... w 5 J .2 'ft - 'M 5 -r-. ANDREW W. GILL, President. Lucres McAdak, Sec'y and Act'y. .... II00D & HAND, Gen'l Agtsfor Ohio, ex&pt Tol&Io'District Headquarters, 197 Superior Street, Cleveland, Ohio. DRS. RICS, Medical Ezamineri. NEW YORK. "0 c rn r - CO C C r EVERETT CLAPP, Vice President H. C. Clexch, Asst. Sec'y. TOBACCO & CIGARS Wholesale and Retail! H. LEG HER p contttBtly on hand, at wholeaal and raUS a large assortment of j FINE-CUT CHEWING AXD . ! 8MOKINQ OjS! At the Old Stand of J. P. Elderkin, Sr. FEOrT STSEET -PEEMOET, 0. 1S40. 1S73. I. M. KSBLBH'S 2d Story Buckland's Old Block, FREMONT, OHIO- Notary Public, Fire and life Insurance, Eeal Es tata. Collections Made, Taxes Paid in Sandusky County, Ocean Steam Ship Passenger Agency, General Information Given by Letter. Among the strongest Fire Insurance Companies in the land comrranies that paid every dollar of their losses at CHICAGO an found the BOSTON will be Asset. HOME, New York, $4,446,858 PHCENIX, Hartford, 1,582,648 PHENLX, N. Y 2,001,316 HOME, Columbus, 800,733 IMPERIAL London, 8,000,000 ARMENIA, Pittsburg, 308,542 GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. Persons at a distance desiring information from this point can address me. If the subject does not require much investigation a tew postage sumps will be suffi cient remuneration. Resident of Fremont Since 1 840. BsrrEzvcEs: -F. S. White, Bank of Fremont, A. H. Miller, First National Bank, Oen. K. P. Buckland. OFFICE FOB SENT. In Buckland (old) Block. Desirable id story room. 1. M. KEELEK. i TORE ROOM FOE RENT. On the comer of I Front and Garrison Streets. Immediate session eiven.- ISisAAC M. &&!Xlk A LOON OR STEERAGE PASSAGE TICKETS O from New York and Philadelphia to England or iir Fnronm nort. breit . bv either the ANCHOR, WRITE 6 rAK, or RED STAR, or ROTTERDAM Steam- ahi .bin T in, to hp hatl rm SDolication. JC on State Street. $3,000. U11 baxii a tsni K r-eiory oiure uu u.wmix . n . r I . 1 . i j in OPLENDID MILL PROPERTY, with 8 to 10 D Acres Lmd; 8 foot lain; S story Grist Mill. S Stones; Saw Mill; New Frame Dwelling. All in first rate condition, within one mue of railroad depot, good farming community and plenty timber. $lu,oou. Goods in Store, part Cash, and wild land will be taken in payment. "TALOTS in Glenn's Springs subdivision, beautl OU fully located, only 10 to 15 minutes walk frosa the post-office. No Lots in the market so desira ble, so cheap, or on such easy terms. Plat of sums can be seen at my office. OTJT LOT No. 5, In Thad. Ball's Subdivision, containing Acres, with front on the Port Clinton Road and on Uie River Road. Very finely situated. AOl BY 16S FEET, on east Bide Front St, south OA 2 corner of Garrison Street, with large story frame Store, i story frame Dwelling, und large H storv Brick Barn. Price fii.OOO. One of the most desirable sites for a business block in the City. -iAFEET FP.ONT. on Birchard ATenne, east 1 1 V corner Whittlesey Street. The handsomest three building lotB on the Avenue. Will sell wholi or part. $J,uW. OUT LOT No. 122, between 8 snd 4 Acres, i south side Timn Street. sull&Dl. for half dozen residences. Will be sold In whole or im part. 42,000. IOR 8 ALE. I have a one and a talf story frame A house, in good order, one-fourth sere of land, with good fruit, snd beautitully asd desirably lo cated in the villsgeof Ballville. Will be sold cneap. Possesion givcu immediately. I IOR SALE. One of the most desirable places ' on Birchard Avenue, corner lot, fronting east and north, good two-story frame dwelling with twelve rooms, good fence and sidewalk, choice fruit, only two minutes walk from the post-office. Immediate possession given. Price (4,000. FOR SALE. My own residence, on south side Birchard Aveuue, half acre ground. In high state of cultivation, all kinds oi fruit, barn, wooduouse, and all other conveniences. Price fii.OOO. FOR SALE. MY 2tf STORY AND BASE MENT BHICK HOL'SE, 40 ieet trout, on Cro gtian Street, corner of Arch Street, now occupied as a boarding house I70R SALE. SIXTY-THREE FEET front, oa Croglian Street, 82 feet deep, suitable for store or other business buildings. $100 per foot, -te" ACRES CHOICE LAND, and most of it in J.") a high slate of cultivation, known as the Birchard Farm, on the wst side of the Sandusky River, two miles north of the cily of Fremont. There is a good two story frame dwelling house, barns, ehiB and two com cribs. There la alse a eood brick yard, which has been successfully worked. An orcliard of the choicest fruit, univers ale L-nnn-n throughout the county as one of the oldest and best in the county. First rate wells of soft w:tter, with SO rods of river front with 10 to 15 tretncptnoi sra. ,,r., the bilance to suit purchaser. Apply to JOHN WECKEL. on the premises, or to me T-viR S U.E. In the village of Norwslk, on Main , mil,. at froin the Court Uousc sev- Arr nf Land." in hieh state of cultivation. House, barn, sheds and henery, well sua aiura. A flue orchard with all kinds of fruit, bernes, grapes, tx. Sandy soil. Just the place for a gar dener, wiih a raly market for all that he can raise. Pries $A,imi. Terms to suit purchaser. ALL the above property Is FOK SALE, and I mean business. Anyone wanting It has only to corns and talk the matter over to find out the fact and make a bargain. Ci VV LOTS in Oak Wood Cemetery, at prices wvvv ranging irom eiv to siuu. I. hi. KEELLR'S AGENCY It tfa plac to tranaact your bnalnaaa. f traatrt REAL ESTATE E. LOUDENSLEGER & CO., OFPICE Ko. l.DHYrOOS'BLOOK. HOUSliS, LOTS, FARMS, LANDS, The following desirable property Is offered for sale at reasonable prices and easy terms. Persons wishing to piu-chasa property should call and leant particulars: TOR SALS A two story Frame Dwelling House miuuii.qi i i-pui, j,ttniry ana aosets, good cellar under the house, all new and in good order.. The lot contains about one-third at an acre, aituatad in the Urst ward, on the northwest comer of Ewtcg and Wood Streets. Price 13.800. nr- mente made easy. This property would be ei- ciuuiifea lor goou umoereu land la either Sandusky, Wood or Ottawa counties. TTT ANTED A tract of toe or MO acres of choree v t uniDerea tana in banduslry or Ottawa conn Ties. , , . LQlDZZ,LE(iE.B. CO. CALL AT Tschumy & Doncysoas FURNITURE 1 W ABE nuumo aud Exauiine their Elegant Assortment OF CABINET WARE, TABLES, CHAMBER SUITS, LOUNGES, &c, fcc, &c. They haye recently added an Unholstftrr l)pnnirf,m.p,rtt. u .ic jutuaieu lu uwMVHuugu ' that line. TSCHTJHY & DONCTSOX. Corner Front and Garrison Sts , FREMONT, O. THE ASS9RTM1 Boots & Siloes IN THE CTTT, CAN BE FOUND AT DvilST US- 1ST LUJXK i ASP' ' WOOL. FOI SALE BY TSCHUMY- & D0NCYS0N. COMPLETE BOOK STORE. INGHAM, CLARKE & CO,, Wholesale and Retail. Libraries. Several hundred choice volumes in every branch of Literature. Sunday cbl Bosks, . Twenty thousand volumes of good tone se lected fot the purpose. Holiday nooks. An immense vaneiy. Bar aud Girls Books. Optic's Kellogg's Sophie May's. Several hun dred volnmes from all the popular authors. Primers and Toy Books. Fifteen hundred doxra, at from 15 cents per dosen to $3.00 per dozen. jrysitta OF 'IS Dorr & fson's Call and Examine for Tonrselres. S3 Initial Stationery. All the new styles and sices. .Yl rial" Books. . For Sunday Schools, Church Choirs and sing ing Schools. Rlsdleal and Law Books. A (nil variety 1400 volumes. Pbotog-rswh Albums. Over M variMMS from 76 cents to 19.00. ((Cheap Basks. A small qnitotiry of ahelf-wers books, good for School, Private, or 8. 8. Libraries. Any book Im market supplied to ordsr. , . II 3HAM, CLAEKS k 00.; . r.f c ft, Clrrsleod, OW. . THE NEWS AND JOB 3d Story Buckland's (old) Block, FBEHIOIT, O. NEATNES8, PROMTNE8S, DESPATCH. The Journal Is Bepablican In principle, and will be demoted to Politics. Local Matters, Literature ami General News. The tint of the Publisher is to make the Jocks al a Srst-cUss Family Paper. Ia a adtektisi.ic mebicji It U the best in the County. Having recently fitted up in a new lot of superior JOB TYPE, and put into our establishment one of Kipp's Patent STEAM ENGINES We ire bow more tally prepared than ever before for doing every dsecription of JOB PRIHTIITG Whether Trlple-theet Fosters, Circulars, Dodgsrt PrograsBan, Sale BUlt, or any variety of Handbills or Posters. Letter Beads, Bill Heads, Certifies tee. Notes, Receipts, and all kinds of BLAN Business Cards, Visiting Cards, Weddiag Cards. Invitadoa Cards, or any variety of C A. K D S . Is Short we are prepared to do any sad all kinds of Pristine at reasonable rates, and guarantee satisf action. A. H. BAL.SL.Er, Proprietor, fell wjiy .jogns PIT I BO I THE FAVORITE HOME REMEDY. This unrivalled Southern Remedy is warranted not to contain a single particle ol Mkbccbt, or any injurious mineral substance, but is PURELY VEGETABLE, containing those Southern Roots and Herbs, which an all-wise Providence has placed in countries where Liver Diseases most prevail. It will Cure all Diseases caused by Derangement of the Liver and Bowels. Simmons' Liver Regulator, or Medicine, Is eminently a Family Medicine; and by being n.epi nwujr tor inuueuiuLc jieouri win save many an hour of suffering and many a dollar in time and uociors Dilis. , - ; After over Forr Years trial it is still miiin the most unqualified testimonials to Its virtues irom persons of the highest character and rrjannn- sibility. Eminent physicians commend it as the most EF FJB OTTJAIi SPECIFIC . For Dyspepsia and Indigestion. Armed with this ANTIDOTE, all climates and changes of water and food may be faeed without rear, as a nemeoy in .M.vuar,iijL3 iiKVERS BOWEL COMPLAINTS. RESTLESSNESS T 1 TrvnTii, - 1 r -1 I - 1 ' iaU.11ll.A HAbOUl, IT HAS NO EQUAL. It is the Cheapest, Purest snd Bent Family Hedl cine in tne n aria 1 V AXUFACTDBZO oxlt by J. H. ZEIXIK & CO., MACON, GA., and PHILADELPHIA. Price $1.00. Sold by all Druggists. CRUMBS Are a modern stove -vy-iAre better, because Doilsh.f&r better than I I H tber eive a finer irloss anw AtK.,lna.,.nM than nllm.nAli.l. C031FORT Yield a brilliaut silvery sheen, with lce than half uie luuor rvqiurea ivoea ouier puunaes are usea. CRIMES Are a neat and cleanly "vy-Can be used even in article, makins no dirt I I H tbeparlorwithoutthe nor dust when used. trouble of removine COMFORT farnltare or carnets. Has no disagreeable Bulphurioas or strong acid me 11 when prepared for use, bat are pleasaut and CRUMBS Are nut DD in neat stvle sv i-tln each box are 1 2 and in a form more con-1 I h sticks; 1 stick is suffl venient for use than any cientfor any stove, otner polish. iu wsilc is Baveu. COMFORT Are the cheapest polish in the market, because one box at 10 cents will polish as much surface as cent's worts, ottneoiu polisher. CRUMBS Have just taken the 1st -k-nin competition with premium at the India-I I H several of the best of napolis Exposition, the old stove polishes COMFORT But Crumbs or Compost of vonr storekeenpr. if he has them, or will procure them for you; if not send ns one dollar, your name, and the name of your nearest express station, ana we will send you ten boxes, and samples of Bartlett's Blacking and Pearl Blncine, freenf cost. Okchbs ow Comtobt can be had of all Whole sale Grocers antl Dealers m the United States, and Retail Dealers will And them the most profitable. from the fact that they are they are the fastest sell ing arucie ox tne euna in tne market. H. A. BARTLETT & CO., J1S Xorth Bth St.. Yhilrqlelphia. 143 Cliamber St. AVto Totk. 43 Broad St., Boston. MmOeon auti l. k hk It baving come to my notice that some dealers are offering- for sale inferior grades ot Shoes, representing them to be of my manufacture, purchasers wll please notice that hereafter all Shoes of my make, will have my name stamped on the lining, also a fac-simile of medal received at the PAS IS exposition 1867, aud the trade mark on the sole of each Shoe. tSxp0SUtoa WtfoitwVit. PARIS, 1807. SILVER MEDAL AWARDED. EDWIN C. BURT. IHaVEGITEJTTO s.p. Murac, Corner Front and Croglian Streets. FBSMONV, OHIO, The eidueire sale of my goods In SANDUSKY COUNTY. EDWIN C. BURT. We are now dally receiving large invoices of a!) the leading Spring Styles in BOOTS & SHOES ' which will be sold at the lowest possible prices. ' WtMSpectrullyaik aD inspection of stocknd prices g.P. BIE1C. yreeaetit,Ohio, March 21, 2PS Poetry. THE OLD MAN GOES TO THE FAIR I'm very dusty and tired, wife ! I've just come home from the fsir; So give me my pipe and tobacco, and I'll smoke my easy chair; It's tiresome work a plain' for feeble old men uke me; It's tiresome work a seeing where every oae wishes to see. Our fairs are a ninnin' down; they are not like the fairs of old, Where you took the prizes for bread, and butter as yellow as gold; There were hundreds of nscful things that were well worth seein' then: Now dozens of racin' horses and hundreds of bet- tin' men. What all this sportin' will lead to is more than now can tell; But somehow it seems to me like the downward road to h , well I may be a little harsh, but I'm speakin' the simple truth, For bcttin', racin' and drlukin' are the foes of our noble youth. We shall come to a nation of gamblers, if matters keep on In this way; Why, what do you think? a youngster accused me of bettin' to-day; When I laid my hand on the head that hadn't seen ten years yet And called him a fine little fellow be answered me back, "yon bet!" "Tot, tut! little man," said I, "that thing I have never done; Come stand by grandpa's knee; let me reason with you my son." He straightened up his clothes and said, with a look so queer, "I didn't come here for preacbin'; old man walk off on your ear." We never heard talk like that when you and I were young; My father and mother bless 'em put a bridle on my tongue. I'm old, and I'm gettin blind, but a difference I can see, 'Twlxt the boys of eighteen hundred and eighteen seventy-three. How Is it about the girls? They, too from the path have strayed: I didn't see one a showin' the butter her own hands had made; They stood In their pony phjetoas, with woman's ease and grace, And shouted as loud as any when a favorite won a race. All eyes were watchin' the track; the race wft ev ery man's theme; And I said to myself, "Is this a fair, or Is it only a dream?" I saw "bout a dozen boys lookin round at the sheep and swine, And the frosts of seventy winters bad silvered their beads like mine. Why on airth dont they change the name, when the wrong name it has got? Ne longer call it a fair, but an agricultural trot; The men won't be taldn' things for sensible folks to see, With nobody there to see 'em but crippled old mea like me. ... There, take my pipe and tobacco! I'll sleep in my easy chair; It's tiresome work a talk in' about a degenerate fair; Ton ncednt disturb me, wife, till the bells of the evening chime, For I msy go back in my dreams to the fairs of the olden time. Miscellaneous Selections. HORRID MISS LEIGH. Tom Luttrell aged twenty-four, was a tiiorougu good fellow, good tempered, good-looking, heir to a good property, but he had one sor row he was engaged to a girl he had never seen. Some ten years before, a dispute had arisen about a certain Hillingdon estate, in Leicestershire, to which Mr. Luttrell Tom's father and a certain Carnworth Leigh, both laid claim. Litigation seemed inevitable and the legal fraternity began to prick.up their ears,when one morning Mr. Luttrell received the following note: "Dear Luttrell: You and I have been good friends all our lives, and there, is no man living for whom I have a greater esteem than for your self. Cannot we, then, settle this wretched business without troubling the infernal lawyers? My uncle, Hanghton Leigh, had a suit that 'asted him twenty-years, ana Killed him in the end. Now, listen to me: my daughter Nellie will have all I've got at my death, except Barfield, which goes to Jack's boy. Why shouldn't she.marry your boy Tom? Let the property alone for the next ten years; then Nellie will be eigh teen and Tom four and twenty if they like to marry then, well and good: if either should decline to car ry out the arrangement, let the prop erty go to the other. "This is a rough idea of my plan, which Jackson, your lawyer, could soon put into shape. What do you say? Yours, fec, Carnworth Leigh, Barfield." To this proposition Mr. Luttrell agreed, and Tom found himself an engaged man at fourteen. Soon af ter this Mr. Leigh was obliged to leave EDgland for his health; and for many years he resided entirely on the continent So it happened hat Tom and his future bride had never met, About a month before the time fixed for the decision.Tom took him self to a small Inn in the village of Settlebourn, near Stockford, nomin ally to fish, but in reality to escape his father's arguments and to get a little time to himself for quiet re flection, while he solaced his wretch ed soul with tobacco. One day as he lay lazily smoking by the silver Beck, something .fell from a high bank above him, and dropped lightly on the water, while a girl's voice exclaimed. "Oh, my gracious, my hat."' Tom looked and .aw a very neat little hat floating, boat-'ike, down the stream. "Bother the young woman," he grumbled, "I suppose, now she'll cx pect me to fetch it!" As he arose he looked up t the spot from which the voice hud pro ceeded, and saw a girl whose beauty scrprised hiru. She stood barehead ed on the bank, gazing with a look of comic dismay after the fast reced ing hat,and Tom had an opportunity of examining critically ,fiom the lit- le head, with its crisp, crown hair, disordered by the wind, to the slim ankles, which her position revealed as she stood above him. Eunning some yards down the bank, he stepped out upon an old willow, which protruded over the stream, and waited in the hope that the current would bring the hat with in his reach. He was not disappoint ed. and in a few moments more he was again on terra firma with his prize. "I must make friends with this ycung person," he thought, as he carefully dried the dripping feathers with his handkerchief. in The fair stranger had watched his enorts Irom her elevated position, and smiled sweetly on him as he had climed the bank with his recovered treasure. She had evidently been sketching, for her materials were scattered in picturesque confusion around her. "I hope it's not much damaged," said Tom, as he looked rather rue fully at the result of his manipula tions. "I'm afraid the feather's are in a bad way." ' Oh,it doesn't matter in the least, than 'is. How kind of you to take so much trouble. But for yon, I must have walked home bare-headed." "I wouldn't put it on just yet," Tom said. "Let it lie in the sun a little and dry, while you go on with your work.? .But suppose it starts off again, when there's no one to recover it for me?" she suggested. .Let me watch it, then, and you can worK in peace. ion are sketching, I see, may I look?" "Oh, yes: but it's a miserable fail ure, 1 m afraid, she said, laughing, as she handed it to him. Tom exam ined it and, being a bit of an amateur himself, proceeded to criticise, and finally, to instruct He found the girl very charming; she seemed so de lightfuily free from all conventional ity, without at all resembling his be te noir, the "fast girl." i ii ey grew quite conn den tial as the lesson proceeded, and were amazed when, on consulting their watches, they discovered that it was half-past six. "I must fly, she said, "or I shall be late for dinner, and Sir John can't stand that." "How far have you to go?" asked lorn craftily. "About a mile. I m staving at Newlands. No, I can carry them, thanks; I couldn'tthink of troubling yon any more, uood-by, and Bhe was on. Tom went to his room, thinking a great deal about his new friend, wondering where the charms lay which, even more than her beauty had. fascinated him; "Perhaps it was her dress," he thought; "she is bet ter dressed than any woman I ever saw; and then her boots!" Here he lit a cigar and fell into a dream about the said boots and about the little white hands which had worked so industriously and confiding under the direction of his big, brown paw. All the next day he wandered by the river, but she came not. That even ing he was restless and ill-tempered with his hostess and every one who approached him. The day after he was more fortu nate. She was sitting in the old spot, and greeted him smilingly. "You're jnst in time," she said, "Look at my tree, isn't it like those bright green cauliflowers you see in the pickle bottles f Tom sat down and set to work on the refactory tree, while she watch ed him. "I say," she said at last, "isn't this dreadfully improper?" "Which?" asked Tom, working away vigorously. "Why you and me," she replied ungramatitcally, "We've never been introduced, and I don't in the least know who you are or any thing about you. Lady Turnbull would have a fit if she knew it." "Let me introduced myself," said Tom, laughing, "My name is Lut trell Tom Luttrell, or if you prefr it, Thorn is Curson Alranley Lut trell." If she had sot been sitting behind him Tom must have noticed the flush which over spread her face at this announcement After a pause she said slowly: "So you're Tom Luttrell?" "iTes," said he looking up. "What do you know of me?" "There is a young lady staying at Newlands who is a great friend of mine, she has told me about you." "Indeed ! And what s her name. "Miss Leigh; Nellie Leigh." It was Tom's turn to flush now. "Miss Leigh," he repeated, "Good heavens! you don't mean to say that she is in the neighborhood?" "You don't seem lond of her, she said quietly. lorn panted viciously. ul hate fast girls," he said at last "How do yon know she is fast You never saw her." "I heard about her," Tom said gloomily. "V bat have you heard about her f demanded his companion sharply. Wby, there wa3 Ernest Browne; he met her a little while ago. She talked along the whole time to him, and and swore, I think he said, and wanted to smoke. Then Tiverton told me she was the best hand at quoting Artemus Ward," and Tom switched viciously at the dandelions with his cane. His companion watched him with a mischievious smile. "I wish you'd be less careless with that wepin', she said,"you'll upset my water, direct'y, and then you'll have to go and get some more." "Now, don't you begin it," Tom pleaded. "Why not? I like Artemus," Tom shrugged his shoulders. "Well," his tormentor continued, "Have you any ovher fault to find with your bride." "She's not my bride." "But she will be." "No, I am bothered if she will!" Tom broke out, vehemently. What! will you buy your free dom with Hillingdon and seven thou sand a year?" "Aye, and think it cheap at that price. "Complimentary to Miss Leigh. Shall I tell her?" "If you like but never mind Miss Leizh." "You've cot told me your name yet," said Tom, after a while. "My name?" she repeated; "oh, never mind my name." "Won't you tell me?" "My name is Nellie too," she said musingly. ' -Shall I call you Nellie, then?" he asked. "Certainly not," she said, coldly, and recommenced painting vigorous ly. He was getting on too fast. Tom watched her silently. "Won't you forgive me?" he plead ed after a while. "Shall IT she said, holding her sketch at arm's length, to observe the effect "Yes, do," said Tom, "it's so Christian. "Then I will," and she gave him her hand with a most adorable smile. Tom felt sadly inclined to kiss it, but he refrained. "Now," said she, consulting; her watch, "I must be off." "And will you allow me to carry Tnnr ihinrraV ..lr.,1 T But at this moment she was r.a pricious, as ladies will be sometimes, and positively refused to allow him to do any such thine. Then arose a struggle for the "things" which were, however, captured bv Tom af ter a short resistance. bhe turned snd walked mainsti- cally away as Tom gathered up the implements wun a grin and follwed her. When he came np to her she was sitting on a stile, looking dream ily on the ground. She raised her eves as he approached. "Mr, Luttrell," she said, "I want to speak to you seriously." Tom deposited hia burden oa the ground, sat himself on a log facin her, and waited solemnly. "I want to know if your are quite determined not to marry Miss Liegh?" "lam," he replied, lookinir stead ily at her, tapping his teeth with her H. B. pencil. "Since when?' He hesitated. "Since when?"she repeated imper iously. Tom bagan to dig"ittle holes with his stick. "Well, within the last few days." he said at last If he had been looking at her. he might have seen the smile and blush of pleasure which lit up her face as he spoke. You see," he continued, "it's my father's marriage, not mine; and a man likes to choose his own wife. I dare say there's no real harm in me young person, ii sue s your friend, it speaks well for her but .till "But still what? you have never seen her; how can you tell you wan't like her?" Tom became more than ever ab sorbed in his excavations. "The truth is," he blurted out be tween the digs; "the truth is that quite lately, I think I've seen the only girl I shall ever care to ask to be my wife," and he looked suddenly np at ner. She rose confused,- began to con sult her watch earnestly. "l must go, really, iiease give me my things. This is the park boundary, so I won't trouble you any more." She sprang over the stile aa she spoke, interposing it between them as they said adieu. "When shall I see yon again he asked, as he held her hand at part ing. Sne allowed it to linger in his as she answered Oh; soon, I dare say; perhaps when you least expect it" And gently returning the pressure of his hand, she turned away. After a few steps she looked back. "Any message te Min Leigh?" she asked, mockingly. "Oh, confound Miss Leigh?" growled Tom, "I wish she was in Otaheite." Then seating himself on the stile, he lit a cigar and watched her graceful figure till he could see it no longer. Suddeily he smote hia thigh "By Jove ! I never got her name after all," he said. Immediately on arriving at tho inn he commenced a cross-examination of hia hostess, by which he learned two facts. Firstly, that Newlands was the property of Sir John Turnbull; and, secondly, that there were two. young ladies staying mere, juiss Leigh and Miss Harding. Next day saw him speeding in a hansom from Faddington to hia fa ther's house in Brook street, intent on destroying that worthy old gentle man's peace ot mind by the annouce ment of his determination to give np Miss Leigh and Hillingdon. "Is my father in, Simmsr' he asked of the butler, when that function aty appeared to attend his young master. "No, sir: Mr. Luttrell went oat with Mr. Leigh just after lunch." "Mr. Leigh? Is he here?" "Yes, sir, Mr. and Miss Leigh ar rived this morning'from the country." The deuce!" said Tom; "they hannt me where ever I go," and he retired precipitately to his den. "Bring me something to eat nere, Simms; and don't let Miss Leigh know I am in the house." By the time he had finished his lunch hia mind was made up. Selecting a hugely crested Bheet of stiif note paper, so aa to give the document an official character, be sat down, squared his elbows, and commenced to write. The following epistle was the re sult of his eflots: "Mi Dxab Miss L.sigh: For the first time I address yon, personally, though vou doubtless must have been for some time aware of the link which in some way connects us. The time has now arrived when our de cision must be made in regard to our future Whether we shall go througa life together or separate at once for ever. 1 will not conceal from you, my dear Miss Leigh, that for some years I have looked on you as my destined bride, and have considered myself fortunate in the prospect or an allowance witn one oi wuooe beauty and goodness I have heard so much. It is but quite recently that I have discovered that my heart is no longer mine to dispose of, and I now feel that to urge you, to fulfill our en gagement would be to insnre a life of misery for both of us. Let us, then, separate without a personal inter view, which would only cause un necessary embarrassment as io Hillingdon, I resign it to you will ingly, feeling sure that yon would make a better mistress than I should a master. "Trusting, then, eome day to meet you as the bride of some one more worthy to possess ycu tnan myseii, lam, my dear Ming Leigh, your sincere friend, "Thomas Ccrzok LcTrRELL." "That'll do, I think. I hope it won't smell of tobacco, Simms," as that worthy answered the bell, "take this to Miss Leigh, with my compli ments.". , . Simms was too well trained to show surprise at anything; he bowed and went. In ten rainutes he returned. Ario T.eich'B compliments, Bir, and you speak to her in the drawing mom ?" Oh. hang her!" said Tom; but a a a a there was no escape. The drawing room was darkened to exclude the afternoon sun, but Tom discovered a white figure at the far end, which rose and bowed as he advanced. "I am delighted Miss Ldgb, he began, "to have the pleasure . Hulloa!Mis Harding? You here?" "Miss who?" said the laughing voice of his Settlebourne friend. "I am not Miss Harding." - "Then who in the name of good ness are you?" he demanded eager ly. She looked down demurely. "I'm that horrid Miss - Leigh aa you called me the other day." . Tom eat down and stared at her. Presently he broke into a great laugh. "Oh it's all very well to laugh," she said in an injured tone In a moment more he was kneeling by her chair, looking up into her eyes. "Miss Leigh Nellie " "I told you not to call me Nellie, yesterday," she said tartly. "les but yesterday isn't to-day: we're engaged bow." - "Engaged, sir?" What after this? "Oh, hang the letter! You know I love yon to distraction. Yon are your own only rival in my love, and you will marry me won't yon?" "Certainly not 1 ou said 1 was fast and slangy, and that Hillingdon would be a cheap price to pay to be rid of me. And then this letter? Let go my hand how dare you, sir! Be quiet, Mr. Luttrell ! Tom, don't!" But Tom was not to be denied. After this spirited resistance Miss Leigh surrendered ignominously. Tom, she whispered, as her head lay on hia shoulder, "do yon really care for me?" (kisses and protesta tions.) "And you really wantto marry me? (More kisses and protestations.) "inen, and her voice sank lower yet, "then take down the card, for I'm let to a single gentleman," Men and Wild Horses in Western Kansas. Large numbers of wild horses abound on the prairies between the Arkansas and Smoky Hill Eivers. They are of all sizes and colors, and are the wildest of all wild animals. They usually roam in bands of six to twenty, and will run at sight of man two miles away. A great many domestic horses, as well as males, which have strayed away from their owners, have taken np with the wild ones. After running with them for a while they become as wild as their untamed compan ions. Various methods have been adopted to capture these aboriginal horses, but they have generally proved fru:tless. A scrubby colt, or a broken down mule, are as a gen eral thing, the only rewards for all the time, labor, and expense in such visoinary schemes. "Settlers on the frontier would hail their speedy ex termination as a blessing, for when domestic animals get with them their recovery is simply out of the ques tion. Ever since the first emigrant turned his footsteps toward the Pa cific, this country haa been infested with a thoronghly-organized gang of highwaymen and horse thieves, and few have reached their destina tion without losing stock. They hover around emigrant trains like vultures over a carcass, waiting for favorable opportunity to pounce upon their unsuspecting prey. I know of one outfit, the Chicago Mining Company, that left this plce in the spring for Silver City, that had nearly all their stock, some seventy-five head, stolen before they got half way to their destination. The expedition had to be abandoned, and most of the parties returned, sadder but wiser men. Seldom or never i3 a hor3e thief arrested ; and if by some hocus poena one ia gobbled, it is simply impos sible to convict him, as he always has a host of "friends" ready and anxious to prove his innocence. But their day has come. The country ia being settled by a class of people that will protect themselves against these outlaws and compel them to seek other climes to carry on their nefarious work. Sargent (Kansas) Letter to Topeka Commonwealth. Booty and Beauty. The following good sleeping-car joke ia going about: A gentleman occupied the upper DertD in a cer tain section, and a lady the lower. In the dim,uncertain daylight which dawns on travelers In the heavy- curtained "sleepers," the gentleman referred to tried to find his boots, but nowhere about his narrow bed could he see more than one of thern. Lookingdownwardhethought hesaw another on the berth below him; so reaching down he tried to lift it up. Strange to say, it uited xo a certain hight and then fell from his hand. He tried again with the same result, and yet again with no better luck, when suddenly the boot apparently became endowed with life and evaded his grasp. Then the situation flashed upon him and he became contrite. Contrition is a good thing, but it may also become a mulaance, for fancy the gentleman in the upper berth apologizing to the lady ia the lower for mistaking her boot oa ner owa foot for his own. How to Keep the Kitchen. Under the supervision of an ex perienced housewife it is surprising how attractive and pleasant the culinary department of the house hold may be made. The first great lesson to be learnt is, "there is a place for everything everything in its place" nor is the learning suf ficient of itself without the constant practice of so important a duty. Pans, kettles, skillets, etove every thing should be perfectly clean, for the unobserving little know how sensitive are most articles of food ia raw state. Meal for instance, standing on a kitchen table by an open window that lets in air from stagnant water or otherwise, often "spoils" in a short time, and the queen of the kitchen is disguested by the bad odor of once nutritioss food. Berries, everything in fact of the edible kind, allowed to remain in dirty kitchen absorbs "the disease of impurity," and sooner or later tell on the health of the ramuy. Playing Billiards with His Nose. An American has come forward with a fresh notion, which may en tirely revolutionize the world of bil liards. This gifted person flings away the tioe honored cue and undertakes to conquer his opponents by simply -substituting his nose in its place. In a report of a match played with Dufton the other day we read : "His modus operandi is very simple. Dufton plays a break with the cue in the usual way, and as soon aa he leaves off Jeffeison bends over the table, taps the ball with his nose, and rolls it into a pocket or caroms from it oa the oth er balL" There are undoubtedly some advantages in thus dispensing with the cue. The player, we pre sume, is not obliged to chsk hia nose. -London Daily Ifews.