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Ik t . 1 It II II I It II II JMKJJLJL J JL-JlV . . : : 1 JAS. REED & SOIST, Publishers. Independent in all things. ' , in Advance . . . . . ' Vol XXVI No. 27. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1875. Whole Number 1330. 9 1 "... BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MERCHANTS. II. C. TOIBKS k CO- (H.C. Tpmbe U K. Rockwell, A A. C. Tomnwj " - Retail Dealers, la !!2il Fruits and raind Her- Union Kxpre&s voi"'-. a aid. lntrcet. Ashtabula. 1803 A". II- K. W. SAViUK dealer. In choice - wgLLS. Predict and Commission Mr--hant, for Ue purchase and Bale of WeaUrn Ee "erre ttuttcrjCheeftc and Dried Frtita. w.t Auhffthnkft Ohio. AillH cj ' Staple DrriGood., Family Groceries, and Croc cry. WiGnrd'i Sew Block. AshurtmhV .-rv a- PI7RIIV. Dealer, In Dry Good., OILKEI '"'"'j niM.Wtre, next Groceries. Crockery and Ashtabula, door north of Flea House, Main st. Atetaom OBIO, unio ' , FI vvg NN, ueaiere iu Domestic Fraito, '..hhni, ohlo. Lime, Seeds , -ir ilEDBrEAI,DealerlnF!otir.PoTlc-s .rd and aU kinds of Fish. Also, all kinds ol Family Grocerie.,ymiu and Confectionery. . Ale and Domestic Wine lJa- .... l ruo- & BRO., Dealer. In BMdeserrton offioots, Shoe.. HaU and Cape. Atoa od- stock of choice Family Grocer Vs? MainYtreot, corner of Centre, ahubala, ' JfatO. SZ . MORKISON Dealerlln Dry Good., HJrifcri. Bt. and bhoea, ,Hatu Capa Crock-. Bookta DRUGGISTS? 1RTIK NBVBEBBI, Drsif!1 "aSrr.iidiener dealer'ln DrMedl- cinTwtai. ""."'"ett coS3 Fancy and ToUetGood.. Main .treet, cornoi u. -A-..-. A ahthnl " r. . . centre, ajhibuhw. r K and FlScy Articles auprir Tea., Cof- lowert price. ProecripUoua prepared with anttable care. ' r 6BOBGB WILlAKDlDealerClii Hard ware b.ddlery, KaUa Iron, SteeK Dn p., Medv cine., Painu, Oil. Dyeetnfia. bc . r Athlabata. : - HOTELS. isHTlBl lA HCSE,K. C. WarmIntott, - Pmp TnilHooBe has iuat been tko"" ovaied and refurnishei Lxvcry and Omnlbn. ii nT1At(wi with th Hoee. i"1 FISK HOUSEv-A&htabola, Ohio,-A. Field. Proprlator. An bnuiibu. running to and froia ererr train of car.. Also, a (tooi liTery-suole kept In connection with thla honee, to conrey pag.onger. to any point. "' DENTISTS. n w. rniv.v.vW. D. D. 8., .accessor i WG.W. ReUon. Main Street. Ashteba- la. o C- p. B. 11A, Dentirt, Aentannia, u. Office Center street, between Mainland I .in. ,-. - T- T. VFAIiliAVK, i. d., Ashtabula, O., to prepared to attend GjT4to all oporaaon. in bit profession. IIlXOfflceMain .L head of Centre. Oflice hoar from 9 to 6. Betidence. Elm t. 11 MANUFACTURERS. D. c. CTJLLETi Mannfactnrer of Lath, Biding, Monldlnes, Cheese Boioe, c Pl&nine, Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the honew notice. 6hop on Main .treet. oppo site the Upper Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. BABT mY, Dealer In Granlteand Marble Monument., Grave Stones, Tablet., Man tel.. Grates, &c Bnildinpr .tone, FUgging and Curbing cut to order. Yard on Center Btreet VETERINARY SURGEON. PR, nORKU CROHN, Veterinay Snr gtonlll njectice within forty miles of Jefferson lonJPat my own .table, will be well cared for. Charge, reasonable. .. Jaflerson Jane 18th 1874. lmtt ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. iHEBnAN tc SON, Attorneys andCoan aelor. at Law, Ashtabula, O., will practice In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga. Laaan 3. SmsJCA. Joaa SaiBitaa. 1048 EDWARD II. FITCH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Notary Public, Ashtabula, Ohio. Special attention given to the Settlement of Es tates, and to Conveyancing and Collecting. Al to to all matter! arising under the Bankrup Law. 103 OafAULES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun eellorat Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1W? HARDWARE, &6. QUOSBV A WETflEBWAI, dealers in Stoves, Tin-Ware, UoUow-Ware, Shelf Hard ware, Glass-Ware, Lamps and Lamp-Trimmings, Petroleum, c,oppositc the Fisk House, Ashtabula. , ,al AUo, a fun stock of Paints, oils. Varnishes, Brushes, &c. 1361 UKO. C. BVBBAB D, & CO., Dealer, in Hard-ware, Iron, Steel and Nails. Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet Iron. Copper and Zinc, and manufacturers of Tin Sheet Iron and Copper Ware, Fi&k's Block Aahtabela. Ohio. 1W5 PHYSICIANS. : DB. P. DBICHMAN, Physician A Surgeon, having located hlnwelf in Ashtabula, respect fully tender, hi. services to the cltisens of Ash tabula and vicinity. Dr. P. Deichman speaks the German and English languages fluently. His office and residence Is in SmlllT t now block, Cen tre street ; nr. n. CASE, Physician and Surgeon, office over D. W. Haskell's store, corner of Spnngand Main Sts- Ashtabula. Ohio. Offlce hours from 11 a. m. to l in. and from 1 to , p. m. 138tf DR. O. MARTI. Homoepathie Physician and Sureeon, respectfullT asks a share of the patronage of AshUbula and vicinity.- Ofiice over Newberry's Drug Store. Besldence eoruer Park and Vine Sts.- . H. H. BABTIiETr, M. D. HomospaUilc Physician and Sureeon, (soccessor to Dr. Moore,) office No. 1 Main street. Residence in Ehcpard'B building, first door south of offlce. DB. K. I.. KING, Physician and Burgeon, office over Hendry & Bang1 store, residence near SLPeter's Church, AshUttnla..O 1048- DBS. FIELD Sc. BENNETi A partnership has been formed between Dr. T . s. Field, of Hock Creek, and Dr. AX. Uennot oTUarpereftcld fnmurauinr the practice of medicine and sur- o;ery, at Bock Creek, where they have taken an Since, in Bathbone'e building, in the rooms re cently occupied oy nr. suras. T. S. Fit,r, M. D. A. L. B-rm. M. D. FOUNDRIES. TIHKER, tc GREGORY Manufacturers of Stoves, Plows and Columns, Window Caps and Bills, M1U Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh DUW., WV. mCUU .M. 1 . mw "- LUMBER YARDS. WALTON St TAIiBEBT, mannfactur rs of and dealers in all grade, oi Saginaw Lumeer Lath, and Shingles; also, mouldings of allbdo acrip'tions. 158 CLOTHIERS. EDWARD G. PIERCE, Dealer in Clothing. Hats caps, and Gents' jrornisnmg uoooa, bula.Ohlo. 11 GEO. W. WAIT E. Wholesale and Be tail Dealer In Beady Made Clothing. Furnish ing Goods Hats, Cape. Ac.. Ashtabula - 1X1 PAINTERS.- Palntors. Kalsom land Ave., Cleveland, O. All orders promptly attended to, and work executed in the neatest manner. - law Wood E. WATBOUS, Painter, Glazier, and Paper Hanger. All work done with neatness and despatch. lloo PUBLIC HALLS, STONES OPERA. HALL, Orwell, Ashta bula. Co. Ohio, on the line of A. V. A P. rall- . . . . I i.u - ...I uanin will I 6Q0 and" is ready to rent to traveling troupes. ti.H. stunk, rron. HARNESS MAKER. P. C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer in Sad dlea. Harness, Bridles, Collars, Trunks, Wnips. Ac., opposite Fisk House. Ashtabula. Ohio. 1016 JOB PRINTERS. JAMES BEED A SON.Plaln and Ornament al Job Printers, and eeneral Mt&ttnnsrs HnarU mens of Printing and prices for the same sent on application. Office corner Main and Spring streets. Aahubule, O. I860 C ABOf ST" WARE. I0UN BCCHO, Manufacturer of, and Dealer InFur .tnreoftbe best deseriptlonsnd every variety. Also General Undertaker, and . Manufacturer of Coffins to order. Main street, tjortk ql bohta Public Square, Aihuhula. , JEWELERS. GEO. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler. Uepairing of all kinds of Watches, Cloeka and Jewelry. Sto re in Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula. O. MISCELLANEOUS. J. a. BLACKBtJBN, Architect Offlce No. , Perkins Block. Uesidenee, 83 197 BUILDING LOT FOB BALE! Dealer In Water Lime, Stucco Land Plaster. BeaBsUteandlnntsnlat, i awn HlVKH INSTITUTE at Austin bnnrh AshUbula Co., Ohio. J. Tackerman, A. M., Principal. Winter Term begins Tuesday, Dee. Id. Send for Catalogue. lHatf JT. SUM. BLYTH. Agent for the Liverpool, London A Globe Insurance Co. Cash assets over l?0,0UC,000Goid. In the U. S. $S,u0.UU0. Stock holders also personally liable. me BLAKESLEE Sc. DOOBE, Photographers and dealer in Pictures, Kngravinga, enromoe, Ac having a large supply of Mouldings of varl audeseriptlons,U prepared to tram anything la the picture line, at shortnotice and in the best style. Second floor of the Hall store, lnd door South of Bank Maun street, V BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—May 24, 1875. BtTNKlHO SOUTB. I BUSIICWO SOUTH. 'MCKBIOS , 4 a. si. r.n. 1 JO I 60 7 rr 6f 1 40 oo 7 54 14 8 00 S SO 8 11 8 1 8 8 S3 64 8 86 8 55 8 47 4 08 ... . 900 41 .... 10 4 87..:. 15 4 51 80 4 48 48 4 5 a. M. t Vi 500 840 10 00 6 16 6 66 10 18 5 3 6 OS 10 81 5 88 16 10 80 5 60 6SS 1 80 11 16 9 40 r. x. r.x. a.m. HU1IBBS , I S 5 r. ... 1 80 8 80 1 81 8 88 .... 1 19 8 19 1 OH 8 07 1 00 8 00 18 4 7 49 .... 18 SS 7 88 18 87 7 87 18 83 7 4 .... 18 1 7 13 11 7 00 11 60 51 11 4S 6 45 11 99 8 ... 1117 18 p. a 11 14 6 15 8 40 1100 6 43 8 84 11 47 5 88 8 08 '.0 89 ( 17 $ 00 10 80 & 06 7 60 700 1 00 4 86 a.x. r. m. r, m. ....Harbor... L.8. AM. S.C ..Ashtabula... ..Munson Hill. .Austineburg. ... Eagle vilie... ..Bock Creek.. Borne.. . ..New Lym ... Orwell.... . . Dloomfield. North Bristol Bristol Center ...Champion A.wG,W.Croe. ....Warren.... .Niles ..Girard ...Briar Hill... .Toungstown.. .ntteDurgn . all trains daily, except Sunday. F. R. MYKB8. Gen. Pass, a Ticket Agent. L. & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION. From and after May 88, 1876, Passenger Train will run as follows : soars wist. No.l. I No. 8 SOIHO BAST. No. 8 I No.4 P M P M 9 4J 11 00 9 85 10 66 9 80 10 59 9 80 10 48 (3 14 M 86 8 07 10 81 1 60 10 16 I 43 10 09 1 81 9 69 1 14 9 43 1 06 9 88 xl 01 19 85 19 51 9 86 18 48 9 17 18 88 9 08 19 93 8 69 II 45 8 46 11 87 8 88 11 80 8 80 11 14 8 15 II 05 8 06 10 65 7 67 10 86 7 43 10 86 7 85 10 16 7 98 10 08 7 18 10 00 7 15 700 4 96 AM P M VATfOKS. A II 6 65 7 00 7 04 7 15 TSS 7 80 7 47 7 66 8 06 8 86 8 96 r x 18 65 1 00 1 04 1 16 I 89 1 60 1 66 8 08 8 86 9 85 988 848 a6 8 10 8 14 8 9.5 8 88 S 88 J 61 4 00 4 09 i 44S 48 P M Oil City East.. s Junction I Oil City West a Beno Bun a Franklin Summit s Polk a Baymilton.... Sandy Lake.... s Stoneboro .... Branch Clark a Hadlcj Salem Amaesa a Jamestown... Tnrncreville.... Simon's Comers a Andover Barber's Leon. Dorset a Jefferson Grirgs Plymouth Centre Street... (Ashtabula Pittsburgh 18 89 8 DU 8 00 18 9 18 86 9 48 9 60 10 08 10 18 10 81 10 86 10 48 10 49 10 67 11 00 9 8Q r Train, stop only on Signal. xTralns do not Stop. sTelegraph Stations. Cleveland Time. -The Wav Freight trains stoD at Jefferson In iroing West, at 4.88 P.M., and going Bast at 7.89 A, M. Tnese trains carry passengers. Passenger tare at the rate of 3 cents per mile: to way stations counted in even half dimes. ERIE BAIL WAY. Abstract Time Table Nov. 1874 PULLMAN'S best Drawing-room and Sleeping Coaches, combining all modern improvements, are run through without change from Buffalo, Suspension Bridge, Niagara t alia, bt. LiOuis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, inicago and Detroit to New York, making direct con nection - with all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, and also with Sound Steamers and railway lines fcr Boston and New England cities No. 8, No. 13. No.4. ! STAT10N8. N.Y Atlantic Night ; Bxpress. Express Express. Dunkirk L've. 8 86am 1 06 p.m. Salamanca .... .. " 5 87 " 8 80 " Clifton " 4 85 " 3 00 " 7 60 pm Susp. Bridge.... " 4 46 3 10 8 00 " Niagara Palis.... " 4 60 " 915 " 8 06 " Buffalo " gift 3 60 " 9 60 " Attic .T-r 6 8T-" 410 " 1118" Portage 7 86 " 6 82 " 13 31 An Hornellsvllle " t8 60 " WtS " 185" Addison ., 9 46 " 749 9 80" Bochester ' 00 " 4 00 " Too r Avon ' T6 66 4 4-1 7 87 " Bath " -9 06 " 700 U 60 n Coming " 10 08 " 8 06 3 55 A x Elmira Arr. 10 88 " 8 88 3 80 " faverly " 1114" ,9 83 " 4 15" Owcgo ' 1146amI10 04 " 4 56 " Binghamton.... " 13 36 px1063 ' 648 " Great Bend 19 65 " 1 617" Susquehan'a.... ' tl 08 " 11143 " t6 83 " Deposit " 168" I13 97A.X. 7 36 " Hancock " 3 36 " 18 67 " 7 67 " Lackaw'xen " 4 06 " 9 41 ax Conesdale " 6 00 14 9 30 ru Port Jervis " 4 46 " S48" 10 33ax Middletewn "639" 460 " 111 pothen " 6 46 " ... . .... 11 38 x. Patterson " 7 08 " 6 40 " 13 61 p x Newark " T 47 " 7 86 ' 8 18" Jersey City... . " 7 48 " 7 30 "' 1 36 New York. ' 7 66 f 740 AX 140" Boston s " 5 00 ax 6 00P.X. 11 OOP x No. 19 runs dallv and No. R ltlv from !. ktanoa and Buffalo, i Meal Stations. ' Ask for tickets by way or Erie Bailway. for Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices. Jho. N. Abbott. Gen. Pas. Aeent. N. Y. AMERICAN LINE 2VX Steimsslps Only Line Carrying the Ameri can Flag. SaUing every Thursday from PnnpxiBiA for QTJEBNSTOWH it LTVKEPOOL. Cabin, Intermediate and Steerage accomodation UNSURPASSED. Bates as low as by any other First-Class Lisa. : PETEB WEIGHT A SONS, j General Agents. Philadelphia. GEO. B. RA8EH. Offlce Ashtabula, Youngs town A (Pittsburgh B. B., Agent, AshUbula Har bor. lyl986 LOTS OF LOTS FOR SALE 1 x S lAoros, I . , r . Near L. 8. & M. 8. Round House, on Grlswold Street. MOUSE C LOT i Corner of Rist Street and Bank Alley. And oth ther desirable ptopcrty in the Village and at the Harbor. Apply to lJlltf EDWARD n. FITCH. Residence for Sale. TlIE late residence of the Rey. J. M. Gillette, oa Lake Street, will be sold very cneap rocas", or snort time. aroiTw 139-tf AMOS C. FISK. For Sale. 8 TTW .1 M - JB A 1 j. nn. BUDscnoer oners lor sato, oil roasQnable torms, his house and lot. Also two other loU. situated on Hi. Ronth kldm. Saad. stwut twenty rods soulh of the corpora lion line. Also other lots, upon the height of land cemmand- SU5Jl,A,"i,WttJ v'ew of tLe take- wl country around. conveniently situated, may be "V-V njr of U" "Ho" W Mf If dnslred. I81"'- JAM UH PIIII t.lPH flovte Men A' Good Tenement I a few rods from JJain St, Inquire oj O, E, auvcE. I HH, HALL. Lj 1 Orooor. . H. H. HALL. I Boot Jt Bhoem. I For Sale! X H Subscriber offers for sale a Two-story, upright and wing House, with ebrnt rooms comfortable and commodious. Situated at the Harbor; with garden. The House is new, aed will be sold on reasonable terms. C. LARGE. AshUbula Harbor, Feb. 36th-. 1876. 18l3tf J. L. FILLMORE, South New Lyme, Agent for the Howe Sewing Machine. GOOD LIVE MSN WANTED AS AGENTS. SIH18S1 J Flowers, Beautiful Flowers ! IAND PLANTS OF ALL KINDS. HAVING Doubled the size of my Green House , and having very largely In creased my stock, I now offer GREEN HOUSE AND BEDDING PLANTS of the very Best Quality and of a great variety of Kinds. 1 wouiu especially uvntitui VERBENAS. . . HELIOTROPES, all kinds of SALVIAS. GERANIUMS, many kinds, FUCHSIAS in variety. BOSKS, a large stock of plants of Annuals of many sorts. VEGETABLE PLANTS of all kinds in their aea. . son. . . ' Also a full line of Market Garden Products all of which will be furnished, of at good quality, and at as good rates as can be obtained elsewhere. Cut Flowers and Boquets furnished when or dered. All orders left with A. H. A B. W. Savage will be promptly filled. A general and cordial invita tion is given to visit my grounds and green house. I wilfgive away a large number of Grape Vines of choice varieties to any one who will take them up. My Groundeareon Main- 8,' Green House oa donee sc., or tie new rose is ids eewcr y . JAMBS P. JENNINGS. Ashtabula, April 14th. 1875. 3ml319 Now Goods, & Cheap ! I have Just received a Laarge Stoolai of Goods, bought at Bottom Prices ! and propose th give my customers the benefit of sucn purcnasep. The stock consists of nearly everything usually kept tn ..country store. . The public aro respectfully Invited to Gall & Examine Goods and Prices before purchasing elsewhere. A. B. LUCE. Klngsvllle, May 10th, 1875. 3cl303 THE STALLION fYoung Cassius M. Clay owned by O. B. Gould, Esq. of Scioto County, O., will s utna I or mares si MAPLE GROVE, OB WATBOUS FABM, two miles south of Ashtabula, on the Acstinbarg Turnpike, during the coming season. ' Mares from a distance will be well taken care of. and good pasture provided, but at risk of own er. - . ' DESCRIPTION. YOUNG CA3SIUS M. CLAY ia a dark me- hogony bay, US hands high ; ten years old this Spring. His fine bold action, superior movements In ail his gaits, great none and muscular sower, combined with his parity of blood, renders him one or tne most cnoice stocx norses lor trotting, sate and coach horses, in America. Dis oolta Ul Ham ilton and Warres counties, Ohio, eompare knv bly with any in the State for fine, free action and muscle .... For Pedigree, see Wallace Stud Book. Traxs: 336 for the season, and 940 to insure. 1818 GEO. PRENTISS, Keeper. R ICHARD ALLEN, Auctioneer. An who need the services cf an Auctioneer would do well to call on the undersigned, as he has been In the business for ten years, and can give good satisfaction. Terms low. For infor mation call at a. k. iuhdm'. - . 1803 ... RICHARD ALLEN.--- TTTnTtHj. MENS' BTJS1NF8S SUITS. ' MENS' DRESS SUITS YOUTH, BOY ACUILDRENS SUITS. : 1 : . . ' ' ; it. - " ; ' ,' 'j : Beady-made and made to order, at GEO. W. WAITB'S. CHOICE FAMILY Groceries k ProYisfon's i ... at; the Grocery House of i A. H. & EsWs SAVAQE, ' Goods sold low as l I ANY OTHER HOUSE i ' -IN ASHTABULA. Histr BEAD ! READ ! ! GERMAN A FRENCH WORSTED. AMERICAN A ENGLISH CLOTHS, i ALL KINDS OF CASSIMERES, THE BEST OF TAILORS' TRIMMINGS, j ; -t- GEO. W. WAITE'S "I Iivt Taur Ive. , . live Ysursteswj,"' ' tars YsorTsmps By using CrysUl Bpee, tacles. They ere Clearl Vrilllantl Psrfectl Are made from Oryatallac4 fiuarta, and highly pol- : ished. Mado Bi-Focal they " enable tho wearer to se perfectly at any distance. 0U BY DICKINSON. 8 THE WEST INDIAN PIRATES. Some years ago the West Indian seas were infested by pirates, of sav age atrocity and desperate valor. They were cbmposed of men of all nations, . runaway sailors from Eng lish, Danish, French, and Dutch ves sels though, probably, the larger portion of them were men of Spanish race, natives of Cnba or of tne old Spanish settlements of the Southern States of America. - I had taken passage on board the merchant ship Mary, at Belize, and we were on onr voyage to Liverpool, when the following accident befel me. I had seen the captain standing on the - after-deck, and from time to time, engorly surveying with his glass some object in our wake. I walked up to him on one of these occasions, and inquired what he was trying to make put. ; There is a strange vessel in sight, he answered, 'but I can't quite make her out,' . "She may be one of thoso Bristol traders that were nearly ready to sail when we left port,' I observed. 'No; she doesn't look like one of that sort. She seems of some bastard rig;' but we may mako her out by-and-by.' "You do not think we are pursu ed? I asked,', feeling alarmed, as landsmen are usually disposed to be at sea, when they encounter anything that looks mysterious! ; 'Really, I cannot tell, was his an swer; 'but I suppose it will be time enough to cry out when we're likely to be hurt,' - 'And so saying, he strode forward with his glass. , . Night fell; bat the air was so hot and stifling below, that I found sleep next to impossible. ' If I slept for a moment, I was haunted by dreams of pirates, sharks and shipwrecks; so I nnrried on my clothes and again sought the deck. The moon was half way up in the heavens, and not a cloud was in sight; countless stars of wondrous beauty and brilliancy gemmed the sky, and the ocean was flooded with their light ."A long line of quivering rays lay flashing on the bosom of the sea,likc a vien of quick silver, right under the moon's eye. All wa3 quiet, peaceful, beautiful; it was magnificent night, such as ia only to be seen within the tropics and not of n even there. . The wir? j were almost laid. The gentlest possible breeze filled the sails, just enough to send them to sleep, though hot to prevent giving an idle flap now" and then, when the vessel rolled a little' heavier than usual on tho long swell. Nothing stirred about the deck. The watch had disappeared forward; but I found the captain still on the alert, and again surveying the remote ob ject hej had. observed through his night-glass. I did not interrupt him again with my questionings; I paced the deck in the delicious night-air; but my attention was shortly at tracted by the sound of the boat swain's shrill .whistle calling the watch.: ' Orders Trere given by the captain, and every stitch of sail was crowded on' tho ship. . Each mast boro its full load. As I stood aft and looked up, the sails seemed in the moonlight... like towers of snow set against the dark blue sky. In a few minutes all was still again ; the vessol seemed to make better way through tho water, by the increasrd ripple of the wavelets heard against her sides. Drowsiness gradually stole upon me, and I went below again to court my pillow. I . was startled from my slumbers towards - morning, by the sound of alarmed voices and of hurried tramp ing on deck. I threw on my clothes and. hastened up-the companion lad der4," on my way up I met black Sam bo, tho cook. . Though nature had put it out of his power to look pale, the poor fellow looked the picture of terror. The pallor of fright seemed postively struggling through his skin, and his eves had that expres sion of alarm; which j terrifies mprej loan even tne pama cneeK or me quivering lip. .'For heaven's sake,' I asked, 'what is the matter!' 'Sharks, sal' he replied, in an in tense whisper seemingly afraid to speak above bis breath. 'Is that all? 'AH! ' he instantly said. Pirates ! Sa!' 'Wheref I asked, my heart sud denly bounding againrt my ribs. 'See V said Sambo, pointing aft. I looked in the direction indicated, and my eyes rested on an object yet at some distance, bat enough to strike fear into the stoutest heart It was the "strange ship," which the captain had been scanning tho pre vious mgni, ana mere couia now oe little doubt as to her character. A smart breeze had sprung up and she was rapidly gaining on us. Her rig and hull were now recognized by some of the older hands onboard; she was a notorious pirato ship, in full chase of our vessel, and, but for some merciful interposition of Prov idence, wo soemed doomed for cap ture. I walked up to the captain: 'Well,' I said, 'tho secrot's at last out?' .- 'Yes, I knew her from the first, but I tried tho chance of escape, not knowing whether she might have seen us or notj but, you see we have failed. 1 She is ono of the most de termined pirates in these seas man ned by a crew of about tho biggest ruffians that ever trod a deck.' 'But what is to be done? I asked. 'Suroly you do not think of offering resistance?', 'There is no other way for it; at all evcuts, wo must try. Wo may wing her and escape.' But, if you fail, you will only have exasperated thorn, and provok ed their revenge.' Resist or not, wo havo no mercy to hope for from them, and my mind is made up.' 'But what means "of resistance have you? Your vessel is short manned; you aro without guns or ammunition.'! . . ; p 'You havo not seen our means; and such as they arc, we mast use them against that ruffian?' His eye glanced again in the direc tion of the pursuing ship. She was a long, low sort of a craft, evideutly very swift. Her foremast and bow sprit were immensely strong, and of great length, both covered with can vas, under a pressor which she came bowling along, tho now freshening breeze filling her sails. The rapidity with which she gained on us, show ed that we had no chance of escape by flight. Onr every rag of canvas had been for some timo set, and the old, lumbering ship, heavily laden as she was, went snorting and groaning through the water. The match was as unequal as between a cart horse and a thoroughbred racer. Turning my eyes again towards the deck, 1 found the men all activi ty and bustle. One gronp I observ ed busily engaged in breaking and sawing old iron hoops and spikes jthese were for grape shot, i 'But where are the guns?' I asked of the captain. ! 'You shall see, presently,' he re plied ; 'the men are dragging them from their concealment below, for we carry moro than the regular nurn bor. In the meantime may I ask you p go below, and break the matter to your fellow passengers.' There may pe some of the gentlemen not unwill ing to aid in the defence of the ship. At present I cannot loave tho dock. My wife!' a shudder seemed to pass across his face, and be added would - to heaven she had not been here!' : I pressed his hand and went be low. Need I say what screaming, sobbing and crying there was, when i informed my fellow passengers of the danger so near at hand. One tender girl there was, fair and grace ful, beautiful as light, who display ed the most charming courage and Self-possession. She was on her way home from England, in search of the health she had lost amid the hot tropics. It might be that she felt the hand of death already upon her, s.nd the ties that bound her to life were thus feeble. She tried to soothe the shrieking women, cheered those who seemed as if stricken down by their terror, . and urged upon all to reflect, that it was their duty to aid and encourage those who were about to risk their lives for their protec tion, than to embarrass and dis- rjss them by shrieking and clamor. Tho captain's wife, I found was more composed than the others; and she suggested that the other females should at once proceed to disguise themselves in ordinary seaman's cjlothes, and proceed upon deck, so as if possible to escape detection, in event of tho ship being boarded by the pirates. I left them engaged in theso pre parations, and hastened upon deck. I found that the men had now drag ged from their concealment nine eighteen pound carronades, which were mounted ready "' for action. Some were busily engaged in load ing thera.each with a round shot and ajbag of iron cuttings, broken nails and musket bullets the most de structive kind of grape. They work ed as if life; and death depended on their efforts, which was . indeed the case. Of the eleven gentlemen pas sengers on board, of nearly all na tions, the greater number, with praiseworthy alacrity, aided the crew in their preparations for defense. All the guns, rifles, pistols, swords and cutlasses which the ship could mus ter, were brought on deck and dis tributed among the passengers and crew. i jThe pirato ship was now rapidly approaching, and was almost within gunshot. AVe could see her deck distinctly, and perceived that it was crowded with men ; booms and all wpre filled.- She was evidently well armed, for we saw six guns on a side, and a long gun, on pivots, plkntod on tho forecastle The occa sional gleam caught our eye. We saw a man, evidently a person in command, standing in the shrouds, wth a polished speaking trumpet in Tiis hand, closely scanning usj Ho wpre white trousers, and had a red sash bound round his waist. ' On his h4ad was a broad Panama hat, the now burning sun . rendering such a defence highly necessary. ' But our attention was suddenly attracted in auother direction, by a new, object of interest perhaps of danger. ; It must be observed here, that we were now off the coast of Cuba, whose high lands to the west of Cape Maize rose clear and strong ly defined against the northern sky. Osie of the old hands on board, pointed outi very far off, a spot wlich he asusred us, was one of the mist noted piratical haunts in Cu ba! Thesefellow8,' said he, 'oven ven ture out in their boats to attack and bojtrd merchant men of tho first class. I have known ' fBoat ahoy!7 sung out tho man on the lookout. rWhere away? fXJnder our forefoot!' And suro enough there was a bopt almost-in our track, though at first sight, there seemed nothing in itsj appearance to excite cither sus picion or alarm. j'Koep your eye on that 'cro cap tain,' was the remark of the old sea man at our side. And tho captain, to do him jus tice, Beeracd alive to the necessity of keeping a sharp look out in all directions. vYe were soon, within hail of the boat, and perceived that there was only one man visible on board, who soemed as if fishing with a rod and line at tho boat's bow. An im mense' tarpaulum covered the boat which was largo as a jolly. Tho on ly circumstance which excited our suspicions was an object very like & oanonado ona pivot, planted forward and on which tho man sat as if to conceal it - -He booh hailed us in Spanish', but our captain not under standing Spanish, hailed in English. 7 'Hilloa, sir, what aro you about there! " Fooshin' was tho man's reply. Wll buy foosh?' 'And what- kind of fish do you catuh here, so far out at sea?' 'All sorts sarcl , 'And what's the use of that gun I see at your bows'f" Ah, saro! keep oil de pirates wid dat?' V ' .y iNow, men,' said the captain, turn ing round. 1 smell some treaohory here. Whatever happens, be ready, calm, and collected ; wo may have a double. danger to run ; I fear this is a pirate's trick. Sambo, (turning to the black cook), see that tho poker is kept red hot, and bo -ready to hand it up!' 'Ay, ay,Sa!' said Sambo showing his ivories; for Sambo's poker had been appointed to the duty of port fire or match. We were within less than a pistol shot of the boat, when we observed a sudden bustle under the tarpaulin. The jnan at the bows changed his position, pointed the carronade in the direction of -our brig, and bang! it round shot went whistling,through our foresail At the same instant, the tarpaulin was thrown off, and with a loud shout, and some thirty fierce and savage looking ruffians displayed themselves to view. They immediately saluted them with a vol ley of their small arms, which, how ever, did bnt little damage, though I saw but one of our men fall. The others were with difficulty restrain ed from firing upon them the black cook now brandishing his heated poker. But the captain shouted out, "forbear! not a shot till I givo the word." ! The pirato boat rapidly approach ed, and her crew fired another vol ley upon us; but firing upwards, and pur men being sheltered by the bul warks, no damage was this timo done. Tho ruffians were now close Upon us, and I could see their gleam ing pikes and cutlasses, tho pistols and long knives in their belts, and their revolting looks. There was a faint scream of the females on deck. We seemed as if already in the pi rate's power. j But our turn for action had now come. The boat had almost struck the ship's side, when the clear voice of the captain was heard. ; "Now, men, 6teady! Run out the guns, mind your ainil Now Blackey with your poker.' The guns were run out through the port holes in an instant,and one fiery stream of death after another was pouring down upon our assailants. At least three or four heavy shot went through the boat's bottom, when she almost instantly filled and sank, leaving her crew in the water, struggling and swimming for life. A cry of horror rose from among them when the first volley of grape and round shot crushed into their midst, and they howled for pity and mercy. But they had little time for consideration now; and one by one, the swimmers disappeared. Some sank others seemed to be suddenly dragged under water. Two sharks which had followed the ship's wake for some days, now enjoyed a high carouse. There was an occasional splash, an upturned belly, a crunch ing of bones, and in a moment all was;over with "the victims. :And what of the pirate ship the first object of onr fears? What was our surprise to find the stranger ship steering off? Most probably our warm reception of the Cuba 'fisher man' had shown them that we were fully prepared for resistence. How ever, this might be, cortain it is, that they parted company with us forth with and troubled us no more. The joy of the crew and the passengers thus rescued from perils so immi nent, need scarcely be described. The captain was quite beside himself with joy, and seemed almost inclin ed to embrace tho black cook Sam bo for his gallant handling of the poker. Double, if not treble allow ances of grogs were served out to the men; and we reached port in safoty, without further incident, abou tthree weeks' after this adven turo with tho pirates. '','.- THE BOORN AFFAIR. A Strange Story of Circumstantial Evidence. On the morning of the 26th of November, 1819, I read in the Rut land, Vermont, Herald the follow ing notice: "Murder!" 'Printers of newspapers through out tho United States are desired to publish that Stephen Boorn,T)f Man chester, in Vermont, is sentenced to bo executed for the murder of Rus sell Colvin, who - has been absent about ten years. Any person who can give any information of said Colvin may save the life of the in nocent, by making immediate com munication. Colvin is about five feet five inches high, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes, and about for ty yews old. Manchester, Vermont, November 26, 1819." This communication was copied very generally by newspapers, and created a great deal of interest. Bo fore describing events that followed, let us go back to, the vear 1812, and to the little town of Manchester, Ver mont. Barney Boom, an old man, had two sons, Stephen and Jessie, and a daughter, Sarah, wife of Russell Colvin, a half -crazed, half-witted day laborer. They were a bad lot poor, ignorant, and in doubtful repute for honesty. Two miserable hovels serv ed them for shelter, and a few acres of pino barrens constituted all their possessions. They raised a few po tatoes and garden vegetables, and eked out a scanty livelihood by days' works for tho neighboring farmers. In May, 1812, Colvin was at home. In Juno ho was jnissing. At first, this occasioned no remark. Ho was always a tramp. But this time ho did not como back. As weeks grew into months, inquiries began to bo made among tho neighbors about the missing man. There are no tongues for gossip like those which wag in a Yankee village. Ono spoke to an other. Excitement grew.. Wonder, liko a contagious disease, affected everybody. It was known that there had long existed between tho old man and boys, a grudgo against Colvin; it was in .proof that tho last time the missing man was seen, ho was at work with the Booms clearing stones from a field, and that a dispute was going on; and Lewis Colvin, a boy son of Russell had stated that Ins father had struck his uncle Stephen, and that tho other had returned the. blow, and that ho, tho boy, becom ing frightened, ran away. Again, a Mr. Baldwin had heard Stephen Boom, in answer to an inquiry as to whore Colvin was, say, "He's gone to hell, I hopo." 'Is ho dead, Stephen?' pursued Mr. Baldwin. 'I tell you again,' replied tho man, that Colvin has gone where potatoes won't freeze.' For several years tho wonder grew Colvin's ghost haunted every house in Bennington connty. There was no known proof that the Boorns were guilty, and yet everybody be lieved it,. A button and jack-knife were found, which Mrs. C. believed to have belonged to Russell; dreams, thrice repeated, were had by old wo men and kitchen girls, and ten thou sand stories wero in circulation. Five years after Colvin was miss ing, Stephen Boorn removed to Den mark, N. Y., while Jessie remained at home. After the former had left, some bones were accidentally found in the decayed trunk of a tree near his house, and though all surgeons said to the contrary, it was univer sally believed that they were part of a human skeleton.- Of course, then, they must be Colvin's bones. Jesse was arrested, Stephen brought back from Denmark, and both were hold for examination. Although all the testimony when sifted was found to be worthless, yet tho two brothers were remanded back to jail, and Jes se was worked upon to mako him turn State's evidence The jailor tor mented him with suggestions, which his wifo followed up with womanly adroitness. Neighbors help. Beset with preaching and prayers, tracts, and sermons, religious conversation and pious directions told that there was no doubt in any one's mind but thafStephcn committed the murder, urged to make a clean breast of it and thus save both body and soul, what wonder that tho man confess ed, or was alleged to have confessed, tha.t Stephen Boom did murder ltus sel Colvin? On September 3, 1819, the grand jury found a bill of indictment against Stephen and Jesse Boom for the murder of Russell Colvin. Wm. Farnsworth testified that Stephen confessed that he did it, and that Jessie helped him; that thev hid the body in the bushes, then, buried it, and then scraped the few remains and hid them in a stump. Upon this unsupported evidence the jury re turned a verdict of guilty against Loth prisoners, and they were sen tenced to be hung on January 2S, 1820. And now the men came to their senses. They asserted their inno cence. They said they had confess ed as their last hope- Some compas sion began to be felt for them. They might, after all, be innocent. A pe tition for their pardon was present ed to the Legislature. B.ut it avail ed only to obtain communication of Jesie's sentence to imprisoment for life. No moro. Stephen was to be hanged. Let the reader now turn to anoth er chapter of this strange history. In April, 1813, there lived in Do ver Monmouth couuty, N. J., a Mr. James Polhamus. During that month a wayfarer, begging food, stopped at his door. Being handy, good matured, quiet and obedient, homeless and weak of intollect, too, was allowed to stay. He said that his name was Rnssel Colvin, and that he came from Manchester, Vt. Not far from Dover lies the little town of Shrewsbury, then a quiet hamlet, now invaded by the cot tages and villas of Long Branch pleasure-seekers, Hero lived Taber Chadwick, brother-in-law to Mr. Polhamus, and an inmate with tho family. -Accidently reading the New York Evening Post, ho met, not the notice of the Rutland Her ald, but with an account of the Rus sell Colvin, alleged to have been mur dered was the very man then living with Mr. Polhamus, ho wrote a let ter to the Eoe?iing Post, which was published December 9, 1819. Upon the arrival of this paper at Manchester it excited bnt little at tention. The letter was believed to be a forgery ox a fraud. Had not the best pooplo in the town long be lieved the Boorns to be guilty? Had not one, perhaps both of them, made full confession? The bones of the murdered man,a button off his coat, his jack-nife had they not all been found? Had not an upright jude made some solemn charge that the evidence was conclusive, and an in telligent jury found them guilty, and the Legislature sanctioned their findings 2 There was no doubt of thoir guilt, noue whatever, and therefore the benefit of a doubt had not been given by the jury, Chief Justice, or Court of Appeals. Mr. Chadwicfs letter was, nev ertheless, taken to Stephen's coll and read aloud. The news was so overwhelming that natnre could scarcely survive tho shock. The poor fellow dropped in a faintiog lit, to the floor, and had to be re covered by dashes of cold water. Intelligence camo next day from a Mr. Whelply, formerly a resident from Manchester, that he liimself had been to New Jersey and seen Russel Colvin. The members of the jury which had "convicted the Boorns, however, hesitated to accept anything short of tho man, a pres ence and Judge Chase, who had sentenced them, pointed to Stephen Boom's confession. Tho third day camo another lot tor. 'I have Russell Colvin with mo,' wrote Mr. Vhclply. 'I personally know Russell Colvin,' sworo John llempton, 'ho now stands before me.' 'It is tho samo Russel Colvin that married- Ann Boorn, of Manch ester, Vt.,' made atlidavit Mrs. Jones, of Brooklyn. But it would not an swer. Pride of opinion is stubborn. Doubt oi opinion dies hard. Man chester intelligence, not to say pio tv, was on trial, and it behooved all I'o'od residents to hold out against conviction to the last. However Colvin, or Colvin's double, was on his way. As he pass ed through Poughkeepsio the streets were thronged to seo him. His sto ry was printed in every newspaper and told at every fireside. At Hud son, cannons were fired; in Albany ho was showed to the crowd from a platform, and nil along tho road tho Trov bands of imisio wero play ing and banners Haunting and cheers wero given as Colvin passed by. Soino men becomo famous from having been murdered. Rus sell Colvin was famous because he was alive. Toward.vcuing of Friday Decem ber 22, l;19, a double sloigh was dri i ven furiously of Manchester, to the tavern door. It contained Whelpley, Kempton, Lhadwick,and the bewildered Rus sell Colvin. Immediately a crowd of men, women and children gather- ed around, and as the sleigh unload ed its occupants and they took their places on the piazza, exhibiting the last man to view, "that's Russell Col vin, sure enough! There's no doubt about it, came from the lips of scores of gazers. He embraced his two children, asked after the Booms, and started for the. jaiL The prison doors wore unbolted and the news was told to Stephen Boom. 'Colvin has como, Stephen,' said the Rev. Lemuel naynes. 'Has he,' asked the prisonor, 'where is he?' 'Here I am, Stephen, said his brother-in-law. Whats them on your legs? 'Shackles,' replied Boom. What for?' 'Because they say I mnrderod you.' i 'You never hurt me in your life,' re plied Colvin. Tho sequel is soon told. Stephen Boorn was released from prison, as was Jesse also. Russoll Colvin return ed to New Jersey. But the Judge who suffered an innocent man to be convicted of murder by tho admis sion of extra-judical confessional the members of the jury who delib erated bat one hour before agreeing upon a verdict of guilty upon' vi dence that should not hang a dog the deacon and church members who urged confession, and the ninety seven members of the Legislature, sitting as a court of Appeals, who re fused rehearing of evidence what became of them ? Mrs. Gavett's Box. The Free Press says : There la not a kinder hearted, moro benevo lent woman in Detroit than Mrs.Gav etL. Last year she was on the com mittee to canvass for aid for- the grasshopDer sufferers, and' this year she intends to send them a large box of her own getting up. She had Gavett bring up a box the other day and when it had been placed in tho shanty sho put on a calico dress, tied on a check apron, and rambled round the house to pick up enough arti cles to fill the box and have it sent off the next day. Her greatest anx iety was the fear that the box was too small for one half the things she wanted to send. Opening a closet door she took down an old coat, one that her hus band threw away two years ago. "I'll send that for one thing," ebo mused as she held it up. "I don't know, though that's a pretty good coat. Put a patch on that 'elbow and Thomas can wear it half the summer." She placed it on a chair, and took down ono of her old dresses. "I'll make somcarmer's wife gld with this," she said, as she shook out the"folds and held it up. "Let's see? Why, there isn't a hole in either sleeve skirt all right waist almost good as new. I believe I can sell that .dress second hand far enough to buy me a bracelet," The dress was laid beside the coat, and she hauled out Gavett's boots. The heel of one was ran over, and there was a hole in the toe of the other. "They'll do for some one to plough in," she soliloquized, as she took them over to the light 'Some farmer ah! Why, these are good bootsl I be lieve I could get them fixed up for 50 cents so that Thomas could vear them half the winter. I don't be lieve in throwing anything mjnj even if we are well off." The boots were set asido, and aha took down a bundle of children's clothing. "Ah! I can send these and make little hearts-glad!" she whispered as she untied the bundle. "The chil dren havo outgrown them, and they will be a prize to soma Kansas Sakes alive! but these garments are almost as good as tho day they vera mado up! 1 believe lean sell them to the washerwoman for at least $2, and as soon as I get $2 moro I coa buy me a new braid. She tied np the bundle- and stuck her head into the closet and brought out another dress, "A hole in each elbow skirt torn half off," she mused, as she turned it over. I'll send this anyhow. Soma mother can take it and get enough cloth out of the skirt to make her little girl a bran new . Here what was I thinking of? Why, this is exactly the stuff I want for the bluo stripe in that new rag carpet. If I'd known this dress was in the house I'd cut it up last week. She unlocked another closet, peer ed in, and hauled out Gavett sohl overcoat one worn out and stained and kicked around for a year. "That will do splendidly 1" she said, as she LeLJ jt up. "It isn't very nice, but some farmer can wear it to chop in. Ah! hold on! I want thai lining to mako a cushion to my rock ingchair, and Jennie will want those buttonsjfor her string, and the rest of the cost will make a beautiful ruz to lay infront of tho lounge. Tu liko to send it, but probably soy " one elso will send a better one," ' She rummaged around for a lull 1 Jiour, and when she got through the rtliasubor, her .floois, wero piled high with old "duds." ThoJO she meant" to keep wore placed on the ri-ut those sho mt to send away on the left. On tho left was a wall basket mado of hoop-skirt wire. Sho hadn't sent tho box yet, but sua meant to. She knows that all should contribute to tho relief of the suffer ing and distressed. Tho "cheekiest" performanoo on tho part of a tramp yet heard of, is reported from Hartford, where three of that fraternity called at a house tho other day, armed with a raw shad, which they said they had lust eanght, and beggod leavo to cook it over the kitchen fire. The lady of tho house, glad to encourage their unusual industry in catching tho fish, let thorn uso the fire, after which they mado a hearty meal and departed. When the lady WM a bout to prepare her own dinner ana Yent for a shad which she had laid away iu a cool place, sho found it not- tho tramps had stolen it, and without a suspicion she had lot ttwta cook it before her very eyes.