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FUE'ICMT WEEKLY JOURNAL,
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BY A. IT. BALSLEY.
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JOB I' K I N T I N O
ICE ATI Y A2vD QnCrTLY DOXE.
TT0r!TEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
will attc-utl to loirs! business in bonauskr ana
dj uiintr umuM, Oioe, cumo: room, up atairi,
"trwr'a fiiock. Fremont, O.
At. ETtBCTT. JA&. H. fOTLEB.
EVrEETT & FOWLEK, -
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLOIW AT LAW,
and feoiiciiorB in Chancery; will atwnd to pro-fwwiju-il
ti;iMie in SanikskT and adjoining conn
bea. tL&oe, second story, Bucklsnd'e Xa Bmcc
Fremont, O. -
. II. BIUXKEKROFF.M. D. ,
IShTSICIAX AND SURGEON, 0ce In Back
Isnd's Old Block, on Front struct Koeidence oa
trciterd Avenue, comer of Wood stroeL Office
toiin from lu to IS A. JL, 1 to 4 F. JL, and I to
P. u. r
DR. A. F. FKICE,
SURGICAL A MECHANICAL DENTIST, OSc
nver Bauk of Fremont, White' Block, wttl be
Jonud ia bis office at ad tides.
CORNER Or" FRONT STREET AST) BIECH
AuD AVENUE, Fremont, O.
JOHN FOLD, Proprietor.
J I. WILLIS, Proprietor. Passenger carried
a to tod from toe House tree of charge, gituat
cd corner of Front and State streets. 1 remont, O.
- A OCOiCMOPATIONS FIRST-CLASS. W. P,
J !iairman, Froprietor.Ch de, Ohio. Population
ml C yda, S.ioO. Livery Staiie in connecUon with
I'-iOTSFT, Sandusky County, Ohio, K. S. Bower
,wx. Proprietor. The proprietor takes pleasure
announcing mac Be is preuareo. to accommodate
" he trareiing public Every attention paid to Uif
vomiort 01 ocnu ox uie nouses ivji
"1LEVELAXD. 0 1S4 Water street, near the
Vluuiiuaa Lteool, and in uie center ol easiness. :
L. . bawsox, jas. aooRC, Joseph u BAwaoa.
. . . J. L. BAWSON, & CO.,
QTORAGK, FORWARDING & COMMISSION
tMerchaut. Dealers in Coarse Salt, Fine baJL
Dairy Salt, Land fluster, Calcined Plaster, Water
AAnie, etc. tuiviDg purcnasea tne enure property
known as the Fremont Warehouse and Steam Ele
vators, at tlie head of nar - .lion on tiie Sandusky
Juver, we are prepare o receive, store and ahip
Ora'.u, Lumber, Merchandise and otiier produce.
unice, at elerawrs. remout, u. 1-1
J. C. JOHNSON,
AKCFJTTECT AND DESIGNER. Office to Moore
and Rawson's Block, corner of Front and Gar
rison streets, i remout, Ohio. Ail orders promptly
attended to. . O-'jl.
JOHN S. BRUST,
r TTOUSE PAINTER, GRAINER, PAPERER
' and hliileomuier. Residence on South Street,
lo Dlilon A V tiier's addition. Ail orders promptly
xecuted and satisfaction puarauteed. Orders may
be left at Tnomaa, tirund L&u'a Dreg tiuire. 1 .
THE REGL'LAR COMMrXICATION
1 of Fort Stephenson Grange, No. iM, P. of
H., la held at Shoino Hall, on the First Sat
urday before the full moon of each and ev
ery uivnlh, at 1 P. M. April 23th, Mar 3d, June
Jtii. B. W. LEWIS, W. M.
- . W.AilSDEjr.Secf.
X3 J. 1? JH 1ST T" 3 .
SOLICITOR AKD ATTomtrrs roB
0. S. and FOREIGN PATENTS.
BURRIDQS & CO .,
Ill Boperler St.. opposite A merl
ca t House, Cleveland!).
WltA Asmociated OSces in Washington and For
en Conines. 17-tI
LEEK, DOEEINO A CO.,
JKPOETSRS AND JOBBERS Olf
"Joys ancy Jjoods,
So. 133 od 135 Water St.
. v. LBBit, i. c. 4 w. h. DoanrKo, s. b. sToaoa.
RAISING k MOVING!
AXD ALL K1KDS OF
Would Inform the public that he hag now the most
aompie machinery, and iron axle trucka, for rais
ing and moving building in the State, aud that be
will make HOL'SK RAISING AND MOVING A
Also Contractor for all kinds ot Buildings
Church- aud Church Spires a specialty.
All order promptly attended to and satisfaction
guaranteed. Address A. FOSTER,
tyl Fremont, Ohio.
E. F. HAFFORD.
Corner Front St, and Bircbard Ave.
CARRIAGES, OPEN AND TOP BCGGIE8 con
stantly oa tuuid, or nude to order in any style.
r" Particnlar attention paid to repairing. All
work duos at my factory warranted.
E. F. IIAFFORD.
J. P. MOORE,
I DESIRE to call the attention of all to the ad
ditions I have recently nuule to my
I have enlarged and remodeled my shop, aa to
five the un.urpaittd facilitlea for ex
ecuting, in a superior manner, every description of
Carriages and Wagon work. My workmen are re
liable and competenL All material is selected with
epeciai care, and thoroughly seasoried before it is
manufactured. My aim is to furnish work which
eoall have a merited reputation tor superior quality
and style. I have Hi led up a large store room and
shall keep always on hand,
Eriry variety of Carr!a;es, Rn.
lies. Lunber.spring aad
With these newly acquired facilities my prices wll
J. P. MOORE,
Oarriere Factory, comer Garrison and Wate
Streets, Fremont, Ohio.
izzzS- MAIL STEAMSHIPS.
C:!; Lisa C:nj;:g tl. Aisriia Fkg.
BsJlnj every Ttursday from PEILADELPEIA
FOR QJEEKSTOWM & LIVERPOOL.
CABIK, IS TZB MEDIATE AND STZSHASB
Bates as low u bv any other Firat-Ciaas Line.
PETE2 WEIGHT 4 SONS, General Agents,
I. W.KEEIEB, Eacklands Block, Agent,
N'OTICtSia hereby given that the unders!gnsd
has been appointed and duly qualified aa Ad
minUiritor of the li.tate of Cuurad Rhoads,
deceased, lata uf Balvi.io township, Sanduaky
conniy. Ohio. '1 ho?e inr-.ebted to theeetaieare
notliied to make trnmmiate a' ttlement.
D. W. RiiOADa, Adinlnlatrator.
October 15, ISli. 434
A Varning to Trespassers.
ALL persons foend hunting, shootlnp or other
wise tre.pissing oa the prenv.ses of the under
agued will Iw prosecuted to the lull extent of the
W'm.Sb-le, A. D. S:in, Sarcccl M. 5nith. Val
entine 6na;e. Pan-.u-l hue, framuei Doil, IHvid
K.oleman, W.J. tiaveLS, L. usco, Jacob boale,
I). Warner, O. Veorhka, D. Daub. 4J-47
r9S The undersigned oilrrf for sale a half acre
... ot ground summed jaet oau:oe ot ue city
e T, umir, ou Wl.ie were 10 gieu ur:n uuunc.
i.r.M .nrf a half stories, buiit one year ago, lx
fret, with a fourteen leet ini, and pourcu on each
aie, wiih (rood cellar. A.so a new barn. There
ar also aoie truit tree ia bearing on the loL
Vi'Ui ack ca-jap or exehangj for a fanu ot SO or ion
acres, in tuia or adjuring connties, paying differ
uce. i;ire on tipruiilea, ahail luiis fst ol
Established 18Q9. Vol.XL.VI.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO ; FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23. 1874.
New Series Vol. XXII, No. 4D.
ftVILal wi W B a
BUCKLAND (CLO) BLOCK.
LJ FREMONT, O.
The time of the year has now
come when fires are to be re kindled.
Old cracked stoves will be brought
out suddenly and pnt up the first
cold snap. Unsafe and soot-filled
chimneys are crowded with two or
three stove pipes. The consequen
ces to some body will be disastrous.
The house, store or shop will take
fire some day and burn up before
you are aware of it And then
some one will find when too late,
they had no insurance. Be wise be
fore the fire. Look to your stoves,
know they are whole. Examine
your stove pipes, clean your chim
ney. See that all cracks and holes
therein are securely plastered up.
Put up your stoves well, and then
I. JH. KEELEIt,
and get an Insurance Policy on
your building and all its contents.
I have a splendid line of Companies.
There are none better. Many rep
resented in this city will not stand
the test Look at the following:
HOME, New York. J5.212.381
PHCENIX, Hartford, 1,700,000
rHLX. fl. Y 2,008,947
HOWARD, N. Y., , 695,500
HOME, Ohio, 522.615
ARMENIA, Pa., 327,642
Fire Association. Pa.. 2.513.033
ROYAL, Liverpool, 15,000,000
Mating a grand total of forty-two
million, nine hundred and eighteen
thousand, one hundred and eighty
dollars witn which to pay the losses
that may occur at this agency.
'HOOTS Q10) GNVlMOna
r m ri m r w rrirrw 1
Earing purchased the large stock of
I propose to ten them at
Than ever known In Fremont. The assortment
la complete, and I feel assured that as regards
STYLES AIM 33 PRICES,
I win satisfy all that may give ma a ealL
Successor to L. GUSDORF.
r remont, SepL 13th, 1JT4.
The Office of GCSDOEP BROTHERS remains
at the same place, where the higuet price will be
liaiu tor an aunua ox vountry rr ounce.
10,000 Live or Dressed Hogs
MXZTINGS for the examination of applicants
for Teachers Oartlnoaiea will be held as too
High School Building in Fremont, Ohio,
On tas following Satuadays:
September IS ad M, October 10, 14 and SI, Kona
ber I, M and H, December IS and Ss.
All meettnge to eoramenee at A. X. and close
P. J. A. B. PCTMAN, )
H. U. FIN-KFROCS.XxaieJnen.
A. A FKUYMA5. )
TE3t:e htndred and snrr acbis or
LAND in BilivUie Trwnshlp, east aide of 8o
du.ky ii.Tor. Two husdred and fifry under culti
vation, biiance well timbered. Tur sale by the
hairs of James Koore, I or partUad aascs'r uf
jt.f jenm UjjtM 'eiasBj Tktf
GRAND DISPLAY OF
th t.n t -gamine onr stock of Heating end Cooking Stove. We offer the Argund Base Barns,.
fa IrSand Paxl Heater? as the bt Coil.S.Sve ever mada aud the only one that
hta given univeraal satisfaction-
THE MANSARD AND NEW AMERICAN,
S.oves. We Z and House Furnishing Cools In full supply.
C. II DILLOIT & CO., Fremont, Ohio.
PS We bare a neat, handserac Cook Store, with Low Ceppsr H3.arrolr, so low In price that
any one who wants to purchase, can't faU to be suited
169 & 171
e? IS isfyftSMI
NOW OPENING OUT AT
MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN'S
A FULL LINE OF
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS!
Aleo a Fine Assortment of Imported
CLOTHS, BEAVERS, CASSIMERES, VESTINGS, &c, for
y t mm m
tW Call and sao the Stock and Prices before purchasing. "CT
AND 171 SUMMIT STREET, TOLEDO.
THE Of.'E PRICE CLOTHIER.
Has just returned from the Eastern Markets with
Splendid Season Showing now on view.
Men's Boys' and Children's Snits, nnqnestionahly the Finest
and Choicest Goods in the City.
Popular Goods Popular Prices The Million Suited!
To be convinced, before you even think to purchase elsewhere, call and
judge for yourselves.
jGl B3".1aD IS ED 2
The Citizens of Sandusky County to know this fact, that we
have the only regular Wide-track .
And that we have lately received direct from New York and
th9 Eastern Factoriee, a tremendous stock of
Complete ia all its details, which we are selling at
VERY ' LOW FBXCES!
We would say to all our old and new friends "Come and see ns sure !
you want to save money in buying all kinds of Hardware.
We hava & fine stock of Wheeling
fc Co.'s Pure White Lead, Oils, Glass kc , d:c.
We can supply you with Shovels, Hoes, Forks, Fostoria Plows, and
Scrapers our kind which are superior to all others; Hand
Cider Mills, Feed Cutters, Corn Shellers, &c, &c, tc
BLACKSMITHS AND SADDLERS,
Will find a full stock of TOOLS and MATERIAL.
CAMTELD, HEDBI0K & BRISTOL
169 & 171
o r. 4-t . v H ' .
AGAIN IN FULL FEATHER!
and St.euTien-ville Nails,
J. II. Morley
From the Atlantic Monthly for November.
BY J. G. WHITTIER.
O Christ of God I whose life and death
Our own have reconciled,
Most quietly, most tenderly
Take home thy star-named ohild I
Thy grace is in her patient eyes.
Thy words are on her too'gae;
The Terr silence round her seems
As if the angels sung.
Her smile is as a listening child's
That hears its mothers call;
The lilies ot thy perfect peace
Above her pillow falL
She leans from out oar clinging arms
To rest herself in Thine;
Alone to Thee, dear Lord, can we
Our well-beloved resign.
Oh, lets for her than for ourselves
We bow our heads and pray;
Her setting star, like Bethlehem's,
To Thee shall lead the way.
BY J. G. WHITTIER. Selected Story.
She was dead. An old woman,
with silvery hair brushed smoothly
away from her wrinkled forehead,
and snowy cap tied under her chin;
a ead quiet face, patient mouth with
lines about it that told of sorrow
born of gentle firmness; and two
withered, tired hands.crossed with a
restless look. That was all.
Who, loo ting at the sleeping form,
would think of love and romance,
of a heart only just healed of a
wound received long.long years ago?
Fifty Tears she had bred under
that roof, a farmer s wife. If you
look on that little plate on the coffin
lid, you will see "Aged 70" there.
She was only twenty when John
Phillips brought her home a bride.
A half century sue bad Rept watcu
over dairy and larder, hsd made but
ter and cheese, and looked after the
innumerable duties that fall to the
share of the farmer's wife. And
John had ncTer gone with button-
less shiiU or undarned socks; had
never come home to an untidy
house ana scolding wife. His trim,
tidy Martha had been his pride; and
though not a demonstrative hus
band, he had boasted sometimes of
the model housewife who kept his
house in order.
But underneath her quiet exterior
there was a story that John never
dreamed of, and would have believed
m possible had ho been told, bhe
did not marry for love. When she
was nineteen, a rosy bappy girl, a
stranger came on a visit to her vil
lage, and. that summer was the
brightest and happiest sue had ever
known. Paul Gardner was the stran
ger's name; he was an artist.and fell
in love with the simpio village girl
and won her heart; and when he
went away in the autumn they were
'I'll come back in the spring," ho
said. "Trust me and wait for me,
- She promised to love and wait
for him till the end of time, if need
be; and with a kiss on her quivening
lips he went away.
Mattie Gray did not tell her fath
er and mother of her love, for they
had no liking for London folks, and
had treated Paul none too hospita
bly when he ventured inside their
Spring time came, and true to his
word Paul returned; he stayed only
a day or two this time.
"I am going away in a few weeks
to Italy to study," he said, "I shall
be cone two years, and then I shall
come and claim you for my bride.
Thev renewed their vows and
Darted with tears and tender loving
words; he put a tiny ring upon her
Cnzer: and cut a little curly tress
from her brown hair, and telling her
to always be true and wait for him,
he went away.
The months went bv, and Mattie
was trying to make the time seem
short by studying to improve her
self so that she might be worthy of
her lover when he 6houldcome back
to make her his wife.
"It must be tbout time for Mm to
start," she said to herself one day,
And by and by as she gazed over
a newspaper, her eyes were attracted
by his name, with white lips ana ai
lated eyes she read of his marriage
"Married! Taken another bride
instead of coming back to marry me!
Ob, Paul, Paul ! I loved and trust
ed you too much for this."
She covered her face with her
beautiful hands and wept bitterly
An hour afterwards as she sat there
in the twilight with the fatal news
nsDer in her lap, she heard a step on
the gravel walk, and looking she saw
John Phillips coming up tne siep
He had been to see her often be
fore but had never yet spoken of
love, and had of course received no
eneauraeement to do so. He was a
plain, hard"working farmer, with no
romance about Him, out mauer-01
fact to the core. His wife would get
few caresses or tender words. He
would be kind enough give her
plenty to cat and wear but that was
Now he seemed to have come for
the express purpose or asking her
to be his wife, for he took a chair
and seated himself beside her, and
after the usual greeting, reserving
scarcely a moment to take breath,
began in his business like way, to
converse, mere was no coniession
of love, no pleading, no hand clasp
ing, no tender glances; he simply
wanted her; would she be riswiief
His manner was hearty enough;
there was no doubt he really wanted
would rather marry her than any
other woman he knew but that was
Her lips moved to tell him that
she didn't love him; but as she let
her eye lall from the crimson heart
ed rose that swung from the vine
over the window, she caught sight
of those few lines again.
"Married ! " she said to herself.
What can I do? He does not ask
me to love hira. If I marry him
can be a true wife to him and nobody
will know that Paul has lilted me.
The decision was made. Her
cheeks were hszy pale as she looked
straight into his eyes and answered,
" Yes. I will dot your wire."
Her parents were pieasea tnat sne
was chosen by so well-to-do a young
man, so it was settled, and they were
marriAf the fisUBO amjaei. People)
thought she sobered down wonder
fully; more than that nothing was
said that would lead an' one to sup
pose that any change had taken
Yes, she had sobered down. She
dared not think of Paul. There was
no hope ahead. Life was a time to
be rilled with something that she
might not think of herself. John
was always kind, but sue trot so
wearied of his talk of stock and
crops, and said to herself, "I must
work harder, plan and fuss and bus
tie about as other women do, so that
I may forget and grow like John.
Two years went swiftly by. A
baby slept in the cradle and Martha
nobody called her Mattie but Paul
sal rocking with her foot a3 6he
knitted a blue woolen stockins for
the baby's father. There was a knock
at the half open door.
"I have sot on the wrong road;
will you be kind enough to direct
me the nearest way to the village? "
said a voice, and a stranger stepped
in. She rose to givo him the requir
ed direction, but stopped short
while he came quickly forward.
His face lighted up, and he reach
ed out his arms to draw "her to him.
With a surprised, pained look she
"Mr. Gardner, this is an unexpect
"Mr. Gardner?" he repeated.
Mattie, what do you mean? "
"Don't call me Mattie, if you
please," she replied with dignity.
My name is Phillips."
"Phillips?" ho echoed, "are you
"These are strange words from
von, Paul Gardner. Did you think I
was waiting all this time for another
woman's husband. That I wa3 keep
ing my faith with one who played
me false so soon? "
'Played you false ! I have not. I
have coma as I promised yon. Why
do you greet me thus. Are you in
deed married, Mattie Gray?"
She was trembling like an aspen
leaf. For an answer she pointed to
the cradle. He came and stood be
fore her with whit9 face and folded
"Tell me why yon did this? Did
n't yon love ma well enough to wait
for me? "
She went and unlocked a drawer
and took out a newspaper. Unfold
insi it, and finding the place, she
pointed to it with her linger and
read the marriage notice.
"What of this?" he asted, as he
met her questioning, reproachful
look. "Oh! Mattie! you thought
it meant me! It is my cousin. I am
not married, nor in love with any
one but yourself."
"Are you teiling me the truth"
she asked in an eager, husky voice.
And then he replied, "It is true;
and she gave a low groan and sank
down into a chair. .
"Oh, Paul, forgive me. I didn't
know you bad a cousin by the same
name. 1 ought not to have doubted
you, but 'twas there in biacK ana
white, and this man, my husband,
came, a mil married him.
With bitter tears bhe told how it
happened. With clenched hands he
walked to and fro, and then stopped
beside the cradle and bent over the
sleeping child. Lower he bent till
his iips touched its wee forehead,
while he muttered to himself "Mat-
lhen he turned and kneeling be
fore her, said, in a low voice, "I for-
Cive you, Mattie. be as happy a3
you can." He took both her hands
in his and looked steadily, lovingly
into her face. His lips twitched
convlusively, as he rose to bis feet.
I have no right here you are an
other man's wife. Good-bye God
He turned as he went out of the
door, and saw her standing there in
tho middle of the room, with arm3
outstretched. He went back, and
putting his arms around her, pressed
one kiss upon her check, and left
the house, never looking back.
And she went down on her knees
beside her sleeping ba'oy, and pray
ed for strength to bear her great
trial. They never saw each other
Seventy years old! Her stalwart
sons and briaht eyed daughters re
member her as a
mother, her grey-headed
as a most laithful wild.
"Never was a woman more patient
aud kind, and as good a housewife
as ever was," he said, as he brushed
the back of bis own brown hand
across his eyes, while looking down
on the peaceful face.
And not one of them ever knew of
the weary heart and broken hopes
that had died in her breast, nor even
dreamed of the sad hopes she had
borne through life.
The Cadi's Revenge.
A terrible story comes to us
Persia. In one of the districts a la
boring man was sentenced to be
baetinadoed for some offense, re
ceiving 120 blows on the soles of
his feet. As he sank down on his
knees alter the sentence had been
carried out, and it was believed that
his injuries were of a serious char
acter, he called the Judge to his side
ntimatmg that he had a terrible se
cret to reveal. As he could only
speak ia a whisper, the Judge placed
his ear to the lips or the lainting
man, when the latter sized it with
his teeth, and ia his agony bit it off.
Ia Persia the loss of an ear, no mat
ter under what circumstances, is
considered a lasting disgrace, and
the Judge so felt it He at once
gave orders to have the prisoner care
fully cared for, assuring the physi
cians that if they did not save his
life their own should pay the penal
ty, and they succeeded. When the
prisoner was iuliy recovered, ne was
sentenced to have his teeth pulied
.-.nt. nnn hv one. in rjresence of the
mob, and this frightful sentence was
car" ried out two days being exhausted
in the work. No pains were taken
with the horrible job, and the jaws
were broken and crushed until the
whole lower part of the man's face
was a mangled mass, and his suffer
ings were so great that many of the
men fainted in witnessing the ope
ration. Two daya aftc the little life
in the man was beaten out of the
soles of his feet, and the Judge, hav
ing fully satisfied his thirst for
Tenge&nca, committed suicide.
A LOVER'S ADVICE.
Jilting'a Girl after Five Years of
Courtship—Penalty Five Hundred
At the Manchester Assizes on
Aug. 7, before Boron Pollock, Miss
Alice Rainkstraw, residing at St.
Oswald Grove, Manchester, sued
Mr. Joseph C. Nottingham, an engi
neer in the Government dockyard at
Portsmouth, for damages for breach
of promise of marrage.
Mr. Herschell.Q. C , and Mr. Lsss-
celles appeared for the plaintiff. The
defendant was unrepresented by
Mr.Herschell said the plaintiff and
defendant met at the house of a
friend in Manchestor in the com
mencement of 1809, when the defen
dant commenced paying her marked
attention. One evening when tbey
were returning together from a tea
meeting, he asked her to become his
wife, and she consented. After that
a considerable number of letters pass
ed between them. In. August i860
he wrote a letter to her, in which he
wrote under great depression of
mind owing to her absence.but more
especialty on account of her health,
he having been latormed that she
was unwell. Other letters of an af
fectionate character followed and in
one of them dated Dec. 16, 1869 he
wrote, "I was thinking how much
you would be enjoying yourself at
the Band of Hope meeting last night,
bnt poor me cannot go to those
meetings now." Laughter. He
also wrote, "We must indulge in
hope. How sweet it is to hope for
our heart's sincere desire. However
small may be the ray, what satisfac
tion it affords to think it shall one
day be achieved. Such, dearest
Alice, is the longing desire of my
aeart .that we shall not be separated
a3 we are now.
He continued writing in this way
from time to time. He also sent her
verses from time to time, of which
the following was a specimen:
I ask not If the world nnfold
A fairer form than thine,
Treeses more rich in glowing gold,
And eyes of sweeter shine.
That thon hast lock of golden glow.
And ejes of playful light.
This went on until the present
year, the acienaens ouiaineu situ
ation in the Government dockyard
in Portsmouth ; some time after he
wrote to the plaintiff: "I am sorry
to hear that some of your friends
should have insulted you about me.
I must tell you I have resolved to
go to sea. I am going to the w est
Indies. I can see no prospect of
keeping myself and a wife on my
present income, so have adopted
this course, and think you had bet
ter not refuse any reasonable, offer.
Laughter. My reason for doing
that is that I could never think of
taking you from home and placing
you in an inferior position. At the
time ho wrote the letter he was ac
tually paying his addresses to an
other lady, whom he has since mar
ried on the same income which he
pretended in his letter to the plain
tiff would not be sufficient to main
tain himself and a wife. He had
thus broken his promise to the
plaintiff after a five years courtship.
The plaintiff and her father were
examined. The latter stated that
the defendant's regular salary in the
dockyard was 34shiHing3 per week,
besides what he earned by working
The jury returned a verdict for
the plaintiff; damages 100.
Little nonsense now and then
Is relished by the wisest men."
A bootblack painted in rude let
ters upon his box "Centennial Shine
That boy is both patriotic and
shrewd, and he sets an example.
The Danbury 2?ews man says:
"There is nothing that will change
a man so much as great grief, u"nles
it is shaving off his mustache."
A custom-house man writes that
he has heard ladies of refinement,
wealth, position and education lie a
customs' officer out of countenance-
The Ohio legislature has introdu
ced a bill fixing a fine of from five
to fifty dollars for pointing any kind
of firearms at a person, loaded or
Are blacksmiths, who are making
a living by forging, or carpenters.
who do a little counter-fitting,
worse than men who sell iron
steel for a living.,
A Chicago gentleman who recent
ly traveled through Ohio says that
everybody he met called potatoes
"taters" except one young lady, who
called him a "small pertater."
"You must be a quarrelsome fel
low," said a phrenologist to a man
whose bumps he was examining.
"Say that again and I'll knock you
down," was the response.
Tftho cause of the redness or a
certain Chicago deacon's nose were
only discovered, a very important
theological question in that city
would be at once disposed of.
An English jadge, Baron Alderson
on beins asked to give his opinion
as to the proper length of a sermon,
replied, 'Twenty minute, wia a
leaning to the side of mercy."
Victor nil go is deeply in love with
the United States, and one minute
out of every hour, when he is awake,
is devoted to talking about ehis
country, and tho other fifth nine
minutes beins devoted to talk about
A gentleman was complimenting
a pretty young lady in the presence
of his wife, "It's lucky I did not
meet Miss Hopkins before I married
you. my dear." "Well, yes, it is ex
tremtly for her," was the dry re
joinder. A young man having pnt a crown
piece into the plate in an Edinburhg
church by mistake, instead of a pen
ny, asked to have it back but was
refused. Ia once, in forever. "Aweel
nwppl " o-rn ntcd he. "I will cet cred
it for it ia heaven." "Na, na," said
Jeems, the door keeper, "ye'li get
credit only for the penny ye meant
"Nothing," said an impatient hus-j
band, "reminds me so much of Ba
laam and his ass as two women s.op-
Din- ia church and obstructing tne
. o ... . 1 ,-.
way to indulge in ineir evenanuS
talk." "Bat you forget, dear," re
turned the wife, meekly, "that it was
the ansle who stopped the way, and
Balaam and bis ass wbo complained
Be3t of all things to us is home.
In hours of ambition and pleasure
we may sometimes forget its exquis
ite sweetness, but let sicicess or
sadness come and we return to it at
once. Let the hollow hearts that
feign a friendship which they do not
fee), stand revealed before us let
us know, as we must at such mo
ments, that however important we
may be in our own estimation, our
places would be filled at an hour's
notice, Bhouid we die to-morrow-then
we whisper to ourselves the
magic word Home.and are comforted.
"Home, sweet home!" It does
not matter how humble it is; nor is
it less a home for being a palace. It
i3 where those we love dwell, where
ever that may be, where we are val
ued for ourselves, and are held in
esteem because of what we are in
ourselves, and not because of Dower,
or wealth, or what we can do for
Who would be without a home?
Who would take the world's ap
plause and honocin place of the ten
derness of a few hearts and the cozy
fireside meetings where the truth
may be spoken without diaguise.and
envious carpings are unknown? In
life's battle even the hero finds many
enemies, and much abuse and slan
der, and detraction; but into home;
if it is what it ought to be, these
things never find their way.
There, to bis wife, the plainest
man becomes a wonderful being a
sage, a man who ought to be great,
successful, and honored, and who
would be, were his worth known.
And if pa says a thing is so.it i3 so,
by a revelation to his children. At
home the memory of vanished
charms clings to his wife, who, ah,
if coquettes only knew it! remains
a fresh young beauty there long af
ter she is a plain, middle-aged wo
man everywhere else. There grand
pa's stories are never tedious, and
grandma's receipts for cake are ap
preciated, and the gawky girls are
all beauties, and the boys, ill used
beings elsewhere, are all embryo
heroes. As for the baby oh! bless
ed baby! it may be a nuisance to
the people next door, but it is a gift
from paradise at home, though it
does scream half the night, and. re
quire one of the family to be under
marching orders for the rest of the
Providence gives us no greater
worldly gift than the gift of home;
for Providence knows how sorely
we need its rest, its peace, the calm
which love-casts over us within it.
And if there is a being to be pit
ied, it is one who has no home,
thougn the enchanted purse of fairy
land, and all it can buy, are his or
Home, dear home! If it only holds
a venerable mother, or a little child,
or any being who is dear, and fond,
and true, thank God for it, and cling
to it as to very life.
The Immorality of Royal Frenchmen
A writer iu the Saturday
says: "la trance a dissipated court
has been the rule which has been
proved by occasional rare excep-
ti039, and .raris has long Deen ia
miliar with scandals that dazzled it.
We need not go back to Charlc-
mange, with ins uaugoters carrying
their lovers on their shoulders across
the fresh fallen snow, nor to those
mysterious atrocities of the Tours
de Nesle which recall the infamous
horrors of the Lower Roman Em
pire. The best and ablast of the
French Kings have been the worst
men and the worst husbands. The
secret history of France's mos,t bril
liant davs has been the history of
mistresses with their cotillon govern
J - ...
ment The chivalrous r rancis was
more famous for his amours than
tor his success in the battle field;
his son inherited the favorite mis
tress with the royal crown, and no
one was greatly shocked or surprised
Catherine de Medici availed herself
of the charms of her maids of honor
to ruin or hoodwink the courtiers
she distrusted. As for the great
Bearnais, the protege of the austere
Huguenots, the convert or the lope
and the Catholic clergy, he was as
openly disreputable ia his life and
morals as any or his suDjects, wnicu
is saying a great deal. The descend
ants of his branch of the Bourbons
showed themselves his worthy line
sere in that way. if in no other, and
the greatest or them even succeeaea
in lmnrovinz on their ancestor,
Great Kin? var excellence, who lived
is he died, under the eyes of his
faithful subjects, who made it his
ambition to occupy the attention of
all Europe, travelled to the camp at
tondpd hv carriages filled with his
favorite sultanas, while tne tueen
of France was left to pray for him
in her oratory at home. The Regent"
Orleans made his household arrange
ments a by-word, and his chosen
friends were honorably distinguished
as roues: while Louis the Bien-amie
busied himself through his long
reisn in developing the . Oriental
tastes of his erandfather.and seizing
on dauahters of the nobility or the
people whenever a face attracted his
fancy. Louis XVI, heavy ia his
lrvnko and unffainlv in his bearing.
was the only moral man of his line
and he came to the gullotine in re
tributive justice for the sins and
.nonrlals of which his fathers had
hnun crinltv. Now all these later
nrinfips keot their mo3t discreditable
establishments within easy reach of
prio ' holdinar their orgies ia the
full blaze of their kingly state and
r-r . I T 1 .1
ceremony, versames, iuanjf, uu
the Chateau of Uuoisy were an ciosb
to the town, while the favorite haunt
where the Resent held his entertain
ments, was in the heart of its gayest
nrl busiest oaarttr. ' The royal ei
nmnlnwas kval!v imitated by the
nobles. They had their petites
maisons in the precincts of the Court,
and abused their seignorial rights
in their own domains as audaciously
as their majesties themselves, could
have done. Had the Parisians been
as steady and phlegmatic as their
Teutonic neighbors they could hard
ly have resisted the influence of such
examples ia high places. Being
what they are, they have naturauj
been formed by it.and if they should
be forced in candor to admit, this, we
readily conless that they may plead
wn if tha Eeoublinans have re
.i.'toi Rt-n. Butler, the Demo
crats have re-nominated Fernando
j Wood, and the game is even,
The Lincoln Monument.
The unveiiingof the Lincoln mon
ument ia SpringQelcJ, Illinois, oa
Thursday, the 15h inst., completed
a work of patriotism which the na
tion owed to one of its greatest mea.
The idea of erecting a suitable mon
ument to the martyred President
was one of the first and most nat
ural expressions that found vent ia
the hearts of the American people
after the assassin had done his mur
derous work. While his remains
were being borne slowly through the
country to their final resting place,
letters were received daily from ail
parts of the country, suggesting ,
that a great national monument be
erected oyer his grave. No monu
ment, whatever its proportions, or
however perfect as a work of art,
could have adequately Bymbolizad
the love and honor entertained by
him for hiscountrymen. A reSaed .
poetical imagination has spokea of
sculpture as "petrified music," fancy
ing that the disembodied sounds
while floating through the air, were
caught and transformed into motion
less proportions of grace, harmony '
and beauty. Could some artist have
seized the feeling of love, reverence;
and sadness that pervaded the heart
of the nation on the announcement
of the tragical death of the Presi
dent, expressing it in words, or upon
the canvass or in maroie, it would
have resulted in a more transcendent
work than imagination ever pro- .
duced. Bat the nation has, ia acer-
ain degree, given an appropriate
and endmiag expression of its ad
miration and love for the great Pres
ident. . It has inaugurated a beauti
ful monument ia the city where
President Lincoln lived and prac
ticed law, where he enjoyed his first
triumphs a3 a oublic speaker and '
won his first victories ia the race for
political honors, and where he lived :
in the midst of contentment until
called forth by the voice of the na
tion to steer the ship of state through
the storms of war. .
On the morning of the 24'.h of
April, 1835, the State Journal, pub
lished in Springfield, Illinois, sug
gested the formation of the "Nation
al Lincoln Monument Association."
The suggestion was acted upon and
a call issued for contributions to the
work. The people responded prompt
ly. A contract was entered into with
Mr. Larkin G. Mead, Jr., who agreed
to furnish all the statuary ia bronis
as follows: . ;
1. A statute of Lincoln, not less
than ten feet high, for $ 1 3,700.
2. A group representing Infantry,
containing three figures and appro
priate accessories, the figures to be
not less than seven and & half feet
high, fof 113,700.
3. A group or cavalry, to coataia
a horse and two human figures, with
appropriate accessories, the human
figures to be not less thaa sevea and
a half feet high, and the horse ia
proportion, for the sum of $13,700.
4. A group or artillery, to contain.
three figures and appropriate acces
sories, the figures to be not less thaa
seven and a half feet high, for $13,
700. 5. A marine group, to contain
three figures and appropriate acces
sories, the figures to be not less thaa
seven and a half feet high, for $13,-
6. The coat of arms of the Unit
ed States, as shown ia the speciaoa-
tions. for $1,500 making a total or
This agreement was strictly car-'
rd out and a contract was soon af
ter entered snto between the Associ
ation and Mr. Ricbardson.of bprin
field, in whico he agreed to erect the
monument, in Oak Ridge Cemetery,
according to the plans and speciQca-
tions adopted by the Association, for
the sum of $136,550. The total con
tributions to the monument fund
amount to $180,120. Two or the
groups are yet uncompleted, but it is
expected that funds for their com-
pletion win soon De raisea in .D03wa
Ia a recent number of the Leader
a full description of the monument
was published. Those who were
present at its dedication on Thurs
day were very enthusiastic ia their
admiration of the work, and it has
yet been the subject of no adverse
criticism, lhouga its cost was
small in comparison with the larg9
number of individuals who contribu
ted to it, still it can be declared em
phatically a work of the nation. It
contains an offering from representa
tives of every branch or society.
The contributions averaged about
one dollar per man for the soldiers
and sailors in the army and navy.
About $3,000 came from the colored
feoldiersin the United States army,
and over $18,000 were given by Sun
day Schools of the land. There were
contributions from, churches, from
lodges of Masons and Odd Fellows
from private individuals, and a large
sum was deposited in boxes, put op
in banks, post offices and other pub
lic places. The dedication services
were in every respect suited to the
occasion. About zo.wu persons
were present, among whom were ad
the members of the Grand Army of
the Tennessee, the President or the
United States, several members of
his cabinet and the leading officers
of our army. Senator Oglesby de
livered an eloquent address review
ing the life and services of the illus
trious dead. Ex-Vice President
Colfax, Vice President Wilson.Gea
eral Sherman and others spoke brief
ly, a concourse of singers chanted
"With malice toward none, with
chanty to all," and the stately mon
ument was left to mark the spot of
him who sleeps beneath it and to
unite with history ia perpetuating
Benevolence is not a thing to be
taken up by chance, aad put by at
once to make way for every employ
ment which savors of self interest.
It is the largest part of our business,
beginning with our homeduties;snd
extending itself to the utmost verge
of humanity'. A vague feeling of
kindness toward our fellow creatures
is no state of mind to rest ia. It is
not enough for us to be able to say
that nothing of human interest ia
alien to ns aad that we give Our ac
quiescence, or, indeed, our trsasieat
assistance, to any schema of benevo
lence that may come ia our way.
No; in promoting the welfare of
others, "we must toil; we must de
vote to.it earnest thought, constant
care, aad zealous emleavor. The
few moments ia the course of the
each day which a maa absorbs ia
some worldly pursuit may carelessly
expend ia kind words or charities to
those around him kindness to aa
animals is one of these and are
perhaps, ia the sight of Heaven, the
only time that he has lived to any
purpose worthy of recording. Ar
Let's copy it. Germany has just
adopted a law by which, the holder
of a railrcad ticket may stop at any
point on his journey, for any period
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