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J AS. REED & SON, Vol. XXVII, No. own Publishers. 10. v-i-Kl-.1T 'ilit: n! -r:i:iiit.!:i .;'!' .'!! lis . . - . . !-.r .iHa:J.:.-i Ji.i-a - i .i".lJ J U ILiJrk U V' iirtrolrili Man i-i-n'i JMVII! ;l; tit -!...!l :1T .!!.. t Independent ASHTABULA, OHIO, wi l"'1' I,:tait 1 i i n.ii! rr tJtJi ,-.'! wi'f r ra- imn bi m in' all tldngs. FRIDAY, MAY itn ' xljM- .! r f lit .1 i"rf I ! vnh'l o) Io-a!i'( iii-'Mil suisniiJ mus-'Yl Til r-lf r ,n ..l! m t,.i'-vini'01 1f!i1 TT)V9 avail clni;-!i('.ii lilil UilJ ,7-i jKjvIsajiisi't 12,: 1876. tnirrH Ij.i-in-I ,viiinonp"l siiitiiiJ i.ilt ' Tn!iiiiiiT n-i I.na ' hi ;;!. l. r,xl.kd oil IMI-' 9rt!ii dl J- JKsMWait lid:?." hA-uim.:i , ; -'M nrm. Tho i i-.i .ii(iaho:ij:it sht .OHIO .AJTj;i.TII2A Hi Ir-tiiiitiHrj lo ji!ai-5-a n t'jh ked im!I odj lo ,Ti-tyi r:ljtoiH .noi;::.oi ii:( n-ivr ot I'9 i fL'.".trfod ?r.A ittoni J-jifutt nA. lo --tu Li.ii-.O ci! Xi! lsi ill-sll virofw-jre iy-vwt il ,RI 1 lo rjnp-.nt 01:1 r.i -i''-?f -Mli-iil 1 ..f . . ..T -nu. 5tr(t i iu,n: 1.1 n 01 rui,' m ux Jdvande(, 'i!i q ot i-)tnt OV.II!14 111 IIIUTI nu 0 1 ... ..i .!.... ' ' 1 ''' -i BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MEiiCJiAX'lti. H. r. TOnBES & CO., (H. C. Toml, U E. Il.ckwei! A. CTomtxa.) Wholesale anJ Kaiai' Dealers In Groceries ud Provitilona, Fruit and (iruin; Aaents for AmeriMmnnl Cniou Express Oumunniet Q1 Uieveluiia HeraUi, M.iin street, AsLtabuln. O. 4. H. E- W.9.1FAGK, Dealers in Choice t-oU, ,i.-. ..ur.,.n, l I'r-wik : alo,pure -,..v.;i.,.,i. n rti.ero. brands of 1 o- bacco aod Cigars. - mi Mcrehwn for the purchase an. Ue o( ren era Reserve Buuer.fheeseana Lrie.i ruiW, M aiq street, Anhtauu la. Oh to. u r , n, K K a. tixKK. Dealers in Fancy "rkeo. W"d..Vew Block, Ashtabula. OblO. , CILKEY PMBT, Dealers In Dry i,ls Groceries, Cr-xkery a.id (itassware, next door ooi tU of i- isk House, Miun street. Ashtabula, Uuio. J. m. Fll'tKKIKH It , Dealers in Groceries, PixivisioQ.-", Klour, Feed, iorehrn and ix-tnestic I'ruUs, Kit, KWU, Hasscr, Water-Lime, eieeds, 6lc, Main street, Ash tabula, Ohio. ' in Floor, Pork, J .-T, i Ur,i Jil tiniN of Ush: also, all kij.'i K-.'r-.lv mcertes. KrulW and Cou- l ; also, i i aud Cm f.iionerv. Ale and Domestic W ines. IS H. L. PIOMKISOS, Dealer in Dry Gwxls, UmcertnL bsits and -shoes, Hals, cups, HarTwaVe. Or-kery, Hooks, Paint, Oils, c, Awhtahuia, Ohio. - MlilW CLARIS., Ual, Lime, .Sand aud ater-Lune, .Ilock Creek Station, Ohio. am-l ".' DRUGGISTS. D. t ATTIiSfl"I, Dmeirlst and Station er, Main fet., Aehtebula, O,, dealer in br". Medicines and Chemical, and Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. Phy?' ,MU.Hnii,ffifl m sneciaiLV. cumi a y 1 ; MARTI If JIFWBEBttti VF'rtJJ Apothecary, and General Dealer in Drups, MeTliciues, Wines and Liquors for medical purposesTFwey Toilet ud, Mjub Btreetrcornerof Centre, Ashtabula, Oh.o. . rif AHILKS B. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio, Deier in Drue and Medicines, Groceries, Perfumerv and fancy Articles, superior Teas Conee, Hpices, Flavoring Extracts. Pa tent Medicines of every description. Paints, lives. Varnishes, Brushes, Fancy Soaps, Hair Oils Ac.all of which wiil be sold at the low est prices. Prescriptions prepared with suit abie care. ' hMi, GEORGE WILLARD.' Dealer In Hard ware, haddlerv. Kails, Iron, Hteet, Drues, Medicines, PainU, Oils, DyesturiB, 4c, Main street, Ashtabula. Ohio. !" HOTELS. AS HT ABC l. A HOUSE, R. C. Wanning tr,n, Proprietor. This House has Just been .hm .iv mnnviuj.fi anil refumlpihed, ijlV- 5innibua line connected with the House. 1L piNK HOCSK Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field, Proprietor. An Omnibus ruuning to and from every train of cars: also, a good Livery Stable kept in connection wnu im """"p1 to convey passengers to every point. DEXTISTS. - . K. KEILKT.D.Dj!. to G. W. Kelson. Main stre 'successor .reet, Ashta- bula, Ohio. e. HtLLi Dentist, Ashtabula, Vt Ohio. Oifice Centre street, between Main and Park. 1043 XV. T. WllrE,ttD. 8. ST' Ashtabula, Ohio, is prepared to 1 1 r v- attend to all orerations In his --ULf profession. Ortice and Resi dence on Elm street... Office hoars from to 5. - 1&i MANUFACTURERS. a. C. CCIil-KIT, Manufteturer of Lnth.Rld lnz, Monldings, Cheese Boxes, Ac, Plaining, Matching, and Serowi fcewing done on the shortest notice. Hhop on Main street, oppo si le the L" pper Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. iu HART I'BT, Dealer in Granite and Mar ble Monuments, Grave Stones, Tablets, Man tels, Graii, 4c Buliiiing fctone, Flawing and Curbing cut to order. Yard on Centre street. i ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. W. II. HliBBARD, AtWroey and Coon selloratLaw. Office room 9 Haskeil's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court of the estate, and in the District and Circuit Courts of the United estates 8 HER SI AW SON, Attorneys and Coun sellors at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac tice In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geaufra, . 11143 L A B A N 3. SH EttM AS. JQHS H. 3H KB A W. E9W1HO II. FITCH. Attorney and (VMinaellar at Law and Notary Public, Ast lab ila, Oiiio. Special attention given to the tetlement of Estates, and to Conveyancing aud Colleettng; also to all matters arising under the bankrupt Law. CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun sel ioratLaWjAshtobula, Ohio. I'J") E. B. LJGOSARB. Attorney at Law, Jeffer son, Ohio. Office in the sinalley Block I'.MSl K. A. WRIGHT. Reel Estate and Insur ance A)fent,aud Votary and Justice of the Peace, Morgan, AshuiL.uia Co., O. Iy-1A"1 HARDWARE, &c. CltOSBV & WEIRERWAI, Dealers in Stoves, Tinware, Iluilowware, Sueif Hsru ware. Glassware. Lamps and Lamp Trim mines. Petroleum, Ac, tuposite the Flsk House, Ashtuhuia, Ohio; also, a fall stock of Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Brushes, Ac l&l il GO. C. IICBBinD CO., Dealers In Hard ward, Irun, feteel and Nalis, 8uves,Tin Piute. Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc and Man ufacture rBofT in.sheel Iron andCopperware, Fisk s Block, Ashtabula. Ohio. lmfr PHYSICIANS. 1. B. 81 H Til- cian and isurcpor. Oifice fa'-Kirs 7-t-: Qiiics c -1 ?? Ashtabun - - -. 1 -n -. - ( ! !.-!- .- - if . i.r. I w n.) . .. -. . I ,0 1 M. II. H. BA KTT.M. D.,Horop6,thlnt. SpecialHi - ven udieasesof womec snd chiii: ice hours from 11 A. M., to 8P.M.,au 7H81d.M. Old oiace.Mrtiti street. As s.Jiiilo. - - 117 -! - T ... F. B. CA ;'i-1arrand Sttrgeon; of?i-- east side c- stre?., secoiui Uoor north oi Centre st" ixeiUQw ou Centre st-ref-u third door of Enirliie House. Jri"e hours, 11 1- M ana 7 to 8 P. M. tf-12- BR. F. P "HA!, Phv!c!ao and Sur geon. hiv- ;...,nted himsyif in Asbtabuia, mjsnecttu) -- -Htvrs hisserviees tetheciv sens of i - -'.na and -vicinity. Dr. P. Deichnian - -;e the German and English languages :y. HisottjceftiidreaiueTu lslnsmit'i f v "block, Centre street. DR. K. L. : iG, Physic-San and Surgeon; office over .. -i.ory King's store. Rets ldence ner -. Peter's Church, Ashtabula, fjllio, - - - ' -' mi. FOUNDRlES. TINKKK i OftEGOHV, Menufsctnrers of stoves, i-i-.'w s and CcTuinn, Window Cops and A.:.!. ' tl Castings. Kettles, Sinks, Sleii:USho. phusnix Foundry. Aslita- bula, Ohlo. . hvl PAINTERS. A . A ffj K 2fotte and Sign Painters, Graining, F h ns and Giatlng: Kal- sominltig sal i i lining a-pecialty: iMtWooulai i uc.Ci.vcltBil.Olik). Al' orders pro:: Lteii J.-.d to,bAd work t-xe. cuted la th -.t'lp.aiim.1. - l&ff . B. Wl Siy Puinter Gtexlerind Paper Har. . , wuri- doo wltA neat netn sn4 di,.t.u:h.. ! HARNESS MAKER. and Dealer in " Baddies, Harness, Bridies, Collars, Trunks, Whips Ac, . opposite. Fik House, Aht- Bt-la, Ohio. ,,Ji5 JOB PRINTERS. jr.tnKS NKID Ac SON, Plain and Orna mental Printers and General Stationers. Specimens of Printing and prioes for the Kline sent on application. Ortice corner Main and Spring streets, Ashtabula, O. 1200 CABINET WARE. JOHN Brcn, Manufacturer of and Deal er In Furniture of the best descriptions, and every variety; also, General Omlertnker snd Manufacturer of Cottim to order; Main street, north of South Public Square, Ana tabula, Ohio. .... ' 4t-l JEWELERS. GKO. W. CI( IIIH(H, Jeweler; Repair ing of all kinds of Watches, Clocks and Jeweiry; Store In Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. PHOTOGRAPHERS. BLAKfcSLEB A noOKB, Photograph ers aud Dealers In Pictures, Engravings, (. iiromos, c; naving a large supply ol Moukllugs of various descriptions, are pre- itra ia iraiue au yuiiug in me rtcture 11 1 short notice and In the best style. PUBLIC HALLS. TO UK'S OF I a A J tLL. Orwell. Ashta- titotla Co., 1110. oil d nne 01 a. v. Wljj syiutoo.and Is reiiuy to rent to traveling rauroau; rentteu, w..,a stage snd seensry wuufw. mu. diu.ij, proprietor, iuuv LUMBER YARDS. W AE.TO! TALBKBT, Manufacturers of and Dealers in all grades oftliiaw Lum ber Lath and shingles; also, mouldings ol all descripuoos.- - - ' ijfr MISCELLANEOUS. J. M. BL4CKBCUS, ArehlUJCt; Office Xo. a, Perkin's block; residence, 2 -uc',a Evenue, Cleveland, Ohio. ir niiLDisc lots rou salb!! Dealer in Water-Lime, Stucco, Land Plas ter, Real Estate and Loan Agent, asmujuu-. Depot tiaJ J. feral. BL1TH, Agent for the Uverpool. London A Globe Insuraneetx Cash AsseU over ftI.Oi,iMI Gld. in the TJ. K Stockholders alao prsoaaily UaWe am ASHTABULA. YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. Coi'DENSED TIME TABLE April 17, 1876. Oolngflonth. " ' - Going North. Stations. No. LIL. Ft. am p m ji sn i an 1 1 tt M 12 VH 11 K U 12 2 12 25 12 15. 12 ti 11 Si 11 50 p 80 7 u M ts Harbor 5 S 17 S 10 4 40 4 25 4 00 M 8S 1 15 8 0 t 45 t V tou 1 40 1 15 12 50 iiu'L. Is. A M.S. (tossing 7 tM W fl .Ashtabula ... Munson HiU.. . .. Ausiinburgn .... Eaglevllle Rock Creek.. .. Rome .. .New Lyme. Orwell BloomlH-IJ. j Oaknetd. ...... Bristoiville. ....i'banipion A. A G. W. K. R. Cr. .....-Warren. .... Nile. Girard Brier HilL .Youngstown .... i ..PitUburgn.;.... 8 IW "iff 8 1 7 52 87 8 27 8 r eH oa 81 8 Do 8t t27 12 10 S7 V Hi 10 42 t ' 111 ; ii 55 til 5 11 Zi 11 ! 11 W 10 51 1 12 45 10 uu 10 1-1 fio li ilO :ti 11 - p m 10 12 10 80 17 UU am . p m J Daily except Bundays. passengers on signal only, stop for passengers. t Trains stop for J Trains do not PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. L. S. & M. S. — FRANKLIN DIVISION From and after April 16th, 1876, Passenger Trains will run as follows 0010 WEST. No. 1.1 W. Ft. QOIG EAST. No. 2.1 W. Ft. AM- PI 7 20 7 26 7 20 4 00 7 40 4 17 7 47 4 ) 7 58 4 40 8 ii 6 12 8 18 5 23 8 .10 5 45 8 4 8 15 8 55 7 00 8 59 7 OX 08 7 80 18 7 48 9 28 8 16 fit 8 27 S 8 05 1C 05 27 10 14 8 50 10 28 10 50 10 88 11 12 10 58 11 35 11 01 12 10 11 15 ...... 11 22 12 45 11 84 11 88 1 15 2 30 ..... r m ax 1 Telegraph Passenger i mile to way dimes. Oil City East-: 1 Junction lOil City West J Reno Run Franklin...... Summit . tPolk ...... IRaymllton.... Sandy Lake ... IStoneboro..... Branch. Clark 1 Had ley Salem Amasa iJamestowh'..'. ' Turner.. Simon 1 Andover ...... J Leon.,.. . . . Dorset 1 Jetferson...... 2 20 2 17 11 S5 11 17 207 2 00 11 05 asi it a 10 I 1 18 52 a 22 8 85 . 8 -JP 8 00 7 40 7 21 1 11 t 80 11 6 55 6T0 4 68 4 85 4 00 ' jL'm I 04 12 55 12 52 12 42 12 35 12 22 12 17 II 45 11 87 11 28 U 11 11 00 10 45 it 25 10 15 10 08 54 60 7 00 A. Gr ireggs. Plymouth Centre fttreet.. I Ashtabula .... Pittsburgh . .... at the rate of 1 cents pet LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. R. GOING WEST. (special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at 1250 , m., Erie. i:M a. m, At-hUtbuta. 4Jt, Painesvilie 5:40, anil arrives at Cleveland at tt35 a. m. Canneant Accommodation leaves Conneaot at 8.-05 a. ni., Aniboy tell, KlngsvlUe (e21, Ash tabula fcSi, Saybrook 6-43 Geneva 83, Palnes viile 7:28, and arrives at Cleveland 8:45 a. in. Toledo Express leaves Buflalo at 8:55 a. m., Erie 10:15, Conneaut 11:17, Amboy ll:2i Klngs viile 11:82, Ashtabula 11:4), Suy brook 11:6.5, Ge neva 42:04 p. m., Painesvilie 12:38, and arrives at Cleveland at 1:50 p. m. Pad tic Express leaves Buffalo 12:30 p. m., Erie 3:50, Ashtabula 5:15, Painesvilie tfc0o,and arrives at Cleveland at 7:10 p. m. Erie Accommodation leaves Buffalo "8.-06 p. m., Erie 4,00 p. m Conneaut 5:14, Ashtabula 5:50, Saybrook 6.-02, Geneva 8:18, Painesvilie 7:UK, and arrives at Cleveland at 8:18 p. ra. Fast Mall arrives at Ashtabula at If p. m.. GOING EAST. Fast Mall arrives at Ashtabula at 8:50 a. m. Atiantio Express lea vesOleveland 7;30a: m., Painesvilie 8:20, Ashtabula irjOa, Conneaut8:28, Erie HC20, and arrives at Buffalo at L-05 p. m. Toledo and. Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 11;15 a. m., Painesvilie 12:27, Ge neva 1:07 p. m.: Saybrook his. Ashtabula 1:80, Ktngsville 1:44, Amboy l-ii.. Conneaut .2:02, Erieio, nunaio i:uo p. m. i Chieagoand tit, Louis Express leaves Cleve lar d atl:10 p. m., Painesvilie 8:50, Ashtabula 4:48, Erie fcOJ, and arrives at Builalo at baa p. m.i : i . Conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. nt PalnesvilleliJU, Geneva 8:88, Say brook 0:48, Ashtabula7:00,K.lngsvilie 7:18, Am boy 7:23, and arrives at Conue&ut at 7:10 p.m. SDeeial New York Exsress leaves develund at io-.ii p. m., Painesvilie 11:18, Ashtabula lioa a. ru., rj-ie iztj a. m ana arrives at tiunaio 4X1 a. m. GOING EAST. ERIE RAIL WAY. Abstract of Time Table Adopted Nov. 22nd, 1875. PULLMAN'S, be si Drawing-room and Slseplnr .OusrfeM, oabhihig ' 1I modera itupruvemeule. are Mia.tkrougb withost ensnge irom nocot-eu.-r is uitsio, buvpriisioii Bridge Nisaars falls, Ciuaiuaatl, - Chicago and Detroit to Kew York, aukuiic direct cou. neotioa with sil tines of foreim snd eaastwise steamers, and also with nouud KManers aud railway lines ror Boston snd Maw Knglsud cities, liotel dinning ears rum Chicaso to New York. No. 4. -iirht STATIONS. Express. Boston So. II mas daily and No. 8 daily fiom Sala nnBCa ana dudsiu. t m a.ioni, Ask for tickets by wsy of Brie Rsilwsy For sle st sll the priDCioal Ticket Offices. J50. N. AimoTT. Pen. Pss. Agt . K. T , o.8. I No. Is. I N.YjiAUsaUsl I Express. axpress Daiikirk L've. I 16 a a J 05r. baUmacca " 87" j 30 t iifuin. .,.,... V 4 eo-""! too " T4oTi ; ; sp, Bridrfe.... 4 80 " 1 10 " 7 60 " .sgars gaits.. 4 8 Vi5 ' 1 bi " j uffslo! " s 18 " I 1 60 " 10 16"" A ttica " 80 " I 410 " ,11 30- r-ortags " J ( It I KorBeilsvtlle.... " t 50 " HK ' litis Aitllsoa " 48 I T6 I t 86 " Rochester II 09 " 4 00 l..'.,.f. Avon... " 1 58 " I 4 0 - hstli... " 8 38 " 1 6 48 " . tiiiug ;. " jb'oA". I 81C u 8 00am. f .iiairai fjAtt. it m M 8 40 4 8 " Wsverly , " 11.14 f . 8 415',- Owego.i ;1 1144amTIC04 " 4 5 " BlaghsBiton .... " jj g r a, 10 68 " 648 " C.rtjatBend j 61 " i 6 17 M sMoeosii'a.... ' tl 08 " ill 48 - t8S. i -Posit. ' iM H5A.k &-'- .-ncock.... " 8 86 " 1266 " t 67 jju ksw'xen..... " 4 04 ... 4 11 Luaesdale,. . ' T0 ."... .'.....t SOr t l"?Jerylt I! 4 45 " 1 88 " 10 98 A H- Mjaietowa 61 440" 11 II &"hfB 11 88 St. f"--"" " 7 08 1 887 H 61 a .Newark; " 7" J 7 8 " J08, J.irseyCUj 74a" i"t.-- "TS3 hwYork t 58 ra 7 85 a. x 140 " "(15 A! 40..U06ra PEOPLE'S Mutual Fire Insurance Co., OF RAVENNA OHIO, No. 7 Phenix Block Main Street. OFFICERS E.T. RrCHABisson.. AK DREW jACKSOIf . Joua McClchm .Sec. and ireas. .General Agent The Best Class of Risks only aooepted. Pol icies Issued "from one to five years. Three fourths to three-fifths of stock rales charged. - J AAlrJS jllAa.iuit, nwucut akdui SOTICBS or THS PE8S. From Portage County Rrpublica-Dmocral ' or r enruary z. h. Board of Directors: E. T. Richardson, D. C. Cooley, Andrew Jackson, W. D. Durham, F, w. wpoduriage. Nelson Convene K. R. W John MoClun, Ravenna; Joseph R. Conrad, Atwater! Wra. Powers. Yonnrstown. O.I W arren Packard, Warren O.; C. H. Coy, Toledo, 0.: Jacob Frick. Wooosier, O. ; Louis Scbaetfet, Canton. O.; M. R. Robinson, Halein, iuBwnuiw.uuiiui ,u iirecurs was ei fucted bf electing K. T. Kichardson ItmI. dent; Asdrew Jitckson Secretary and Troaau' rer; John MoClun General Agent. This new company is established oncer B&vorable a a pioes, and will at once command a valuable and proatable amount of business. The man agement of this enterprise is In good hands. and worthy 01 the purine eonnuenee. Mr, John MoClun, the originator or me company, and Its eeneral manager, bus few equals and no superiors among the Insurance men ol From Dmocratic freu at Ffc8rdaryS.i The Board of D! rectors and offbers ai among the most solid, substantial and up right business men In Northern Ohio. The Company starts out under the most encour aging circumstances and we predict for It largS) aud prosperous business. It eertelnly aeserves iu iuwb CROW AND THE SWALLOW. BY THOMAS D. ENGLISH. The Crow Is an awkward and slovenly bird, I And bears an unsavory reputation . i ' L -t -. I urougnoui creation. . . t . . f A number of people have firm belief That the crow is a sad detestable thief. Who, evermore through the corn-fields bob- Ding, Goes filching and robbing. They wrong him in tlurt; as I watched him one morn I aaw him destroy more grabs than corn; And thought it was less of a moral question tuan one or digestion. fcitirical ae for he wttam. sw" K3dIi and harsh, as be mis liUmsw,. as nitre n astosay -nwnsm-iua i. catch me Before yon dispatya we. The swallow we know Is a graceful thins; As ever yet poised a bony on wins, And playfully gleaned lu region upper ; A uuniKiu auppvr. AToiding the robbing of twlgi and leaves. lie seeks a sneiver oeneom mc While his throat poursoot a tinkling twitter Like strings ol a xiuier. , . .Jf i .- i -- ;. tn .intnf hutv of form and grace . ' .- ., i And memories of the dwelling place, - jhe dusky crow by Is beaten boil uu uuji-oruwn swsiunr.' low. Admitting all that as certainly so, u v refer. nee is with the slandered crow. W ho seems from his sires ty take and Inherit j (one.materiui.iari. v, For he files In a straight, unerring line. Right to Uie goul through rain or shjne. While the swallow snows a oectaed notion - Fur a sigzag motion. -, , Tt Is nroner to shun the thievish tricks . , The world agrees on the crow to tlx; , But In seeking a goal we oaa better juuow . The crow than the swallow, t . j , A nd better, when eaeh on bis Joarney goes. The course be a high one likatfce crow s; For the higher o'er earth tneaoui os lougvr, . The less 1U danger. ., . ., j ... .-.,. Once on 1U path the splrtt has gone, . . i) flvu the crow flies, on. straight on. And keep its way 4 the world's admiring . Wltn wings uBtu-inip . i i t ..: -j- . r.i On 'till Itreaches Its point of aim, '' ' Be It love or nonor, or goio, or sra, t ,: -With neitner aouot or teair aueuutxi Till the nigh is enoeo. -.-.,-;. N. Y. Sunday Mercury. WHAT THE RAIN DOES. BY A PUPIL OF W. F. SEMINARY. What does the rain dot the rain, steadily falling o'er land and o'er main; Chilling the world with Its winter-like breath, seemtnc so sadly to ween o'er the death The death of the snmmer'a most beauteous flowers. Nourished so fondly through all her bright hours. Falling' 6'er Tarley,o''er hill and o'er town, Cometa the gentle, refreshing rain down, ' Washing the dust from the dark dingy (treet, Makinr all brieht and all clean and all sweet. Piercing thedeptbs of the dty's dark g'.'Jom, t ooling tne air 01 me low. narrow room. Where, with a feverish brow and flckerlng breath, . ii . ', Lonely, and nearlnt the dark gates of death, A poor widow -ties, and, from 'midst her deep -rjain.- t ' ! i . ': I . Whispers her thanks', lbr the sweet, cooling . ; .tnta.ii ..;. 11. 1 1 l ) J. m Filling the rivers, the brooks and the rills -, With waters that now from a thousand high i 1. hills. . li-; ! -n i'U - i . Onward tbey rash with a voice of deep glee And mix with the waves of the mighty Dine ' r v, ...! ,, ..,. ,,. ' ' , TTnto the parched earth It Is not In vain. The fall of the summer's or winter's eool rain-, Nothing In ail her vast kingdom could live. Bereft of the blessings that summer rains give. Thank then thy God for the rain's cooling i breatn ,.. ; n. : - ' ' ftvlng onr fair earth from gloom and, from 1 . death. -i -:-- " 1 Would there could come Bdch a ' sweet, gentle rairt, . .-; w 1 j Washing from all sinful souls the dark stain; A gentle and healing and freshening shower, Washlnr awav in a single short hour The blight and the dust from the poor, weary Injailcg ; TirfjfitjanK unstained and all Filled then so full of the fresh water pure The soul though once thirsty could never thirst more. '- ' ' ' Would, when our hearts were all panthed with fTlef, . t )' The sweet eoollng rain would then bring us Bow' would our 'heafti when oppressed With deep-pain 1.- Hll.r i. I'. LOOK ana entreat lor tne coming 01 rain.' Would it could then, come again and again. Leaving our souis iree irom every .oara sunn. What would the coming of ram become then : rntoall weary and sorrowful ment The price, by no tongue eould It ever be told. mio vaiue ue er reckonea Dy gem&or oy goia, . Valued 'twould be more than breath or than By hearts grown scrweary of sin arid of strife. ,u v 1 -i ::j 1 I 1 1 'A v&vtuu been found bv an Infinite kw To raise 11 the Uwsghu of our spirits above. 1 o wasn irom our souis tne saa traces 01 sin. And make us all pure and all holy within. To brluit to the weary and sln-slck relief. (When tossed by deep anguish- and by pain Oil. Jsndby grietU UjII Q-li- a pitying savior once openea a fount by shedding bis b.ood on Calvary's mount, lie who now brings to that fountain his soul t lnds it made pure and rbrevermons whole. Findnt so lied wttli the Katers so Dure I hat hist worn, thrnty spirit (nail thirst nev er more. From the Kansas City Times. STARTING A GRAVEYARD. STARTING A GRAVEYARD. The First Inquest and Funeral at the STARTING A GRAVEYARD. The First Inquest and Funeral at the Black Hills. Death demanded a sacrifice. A graveyard had to be started in Custar City, xso one baa voiuntered to die, and tia f uSan liaa offrtectaaabrifice. tute led Cbaj-ler Holt and John Picket across the plains from Sioux City, and Jiope,. and . ambition - led Ibeiu to f'arive their stak, upon the southern slope in the suburbs, ol (Juav tar. Poor boys! lhey were not yet men, and their combined fortune and earthly effects would not reach 15 in li'Sy niYactdd a town lot up on a grassy Knoll, close to a small grove of talL straight pines, and be- iug unable f.o chop large logs or buy lamoer tiuii wines - 4o- construct a habitation, dug a cave. These boys made their deadall eight feet square, covered it -Wlt&piue-brash, propped this up with eight small poles, threw i)0 Several tons of earth; aoit Went to bed to dream ol home, of mother, of fattier, and the foitune they in their boyish lounaginations, had already carved. xiyt ifUhese golden realms. hetriwJrfim'f-Came yes terdy. March 3d a sad sight was revealed to the young man who went to the dugout to borrow it shoveL The arP gel of deata Had een tnere -ln'the night and bad buried the sleeping boys alive.. A faiBt,piteous',Toioe beueatb this living grate broke the icy stillness -of the frosty 'morning, trying, "la God'l name, poll me out! I am dyicgri'i.iTie tor whor 'bad come to borrow a shovel fled in hor- roc from the fatal spot,' calling loud ly for help, which came in all direo lions from, fiftv cabins' In the irnlch A dozen yeoman arms flelretl down and tore away the cruel earth' which bad Already iclasped ad daimed one 01 tnese Doys as iu own. and which had hugged and pressed in its icy em brace, - iotr eight -long hours, the straggling survivor! The story told by the mangled and mutilated youth u a brief one. He told it to me while gasping in agony and pafu,' stretched upon : a bouclwof pine bouebs on the hillside!' 1 -- "We finished our 'dugout' yester day, and I went down to town to beg for work or flour. - We had eaten up our last grub., ; . Charley that's my partner staid, at home --to fix up things and finish ! digging oat the chimney. , I went io i the miners' meeting in Swearenger's saloon, and came home about ten o'clock and went to bed. -When., vkesup was" buried,, but had or;hjW& free, witlr which I scratched awav the dirt and brush and got air. Then all was oars, again, and after awhile woke up.,. could see the stars and the moon, and I beard Charley call mother."' : I called out. "Charley, I can't1' get onf:, God help you.!., we must die!1 Then all got dark agairn ThiitV all I know; sir, till just now. Is Charlie dead?", ; . . ' e 1 aiid mangled body was dragged out of. the debris a few momenta af terwards, and borne down the hill side to a deserted soldier's cabin on Custar street and laid out on a plauk placied upa two logs. r - " . r . 15 . 1.11 I Bm came ine inquest umi neiu n the Black Hills, It was a queer ,n arnorl trill fTifv frwTlh.- "".V V a tall, , roagn, iionwt mn, witn !-bronzed-brown face and tear-stained eves, a pair -of navies' on his hip,bnt gentle as a lamb in the face of death like this,;, .','-:. n ". - Tie coroner, a miner, with gru- aled beard and hard, grimy hands, stood bv the bodr with a book : in his liand. Two doctors Just arrived thfct mri.iiir from l'latte co., juo., lookinir more, like-lrauips than prr: fe8ioaIsi Itoaa iyOvV.r?Porier JeWiihclottiing dealer, a salooa keeper, a Iawver and two miners con stituted the jury, winch sat upon a log, which insisted upon rolling over every two minutes. The inquest was brief; the reporter organized the ju ry' swore them iu, elicited the evi dence, made the verdict, and found- ed Uie first othcial arciiive ior ine .. . ... euy. 1 ue verdict was, -Acciaeumi death from suffocation." That was all, and material was. ready with wbicb to start a graveyard in cusiar. Then came human hands and una hearts and dressed the unfortunate trahser: Charles Fahey found a white shirt the only one in the city; sheet was converted into asnroua, and Charlex IltJtsaoaJay w a jough pine ttox-tydn bef cf togs. lUw was not aflr' a fire war buile in the" corner of that black, deserted cabin, the roof opened to allow the smoke to escape, aud then a half dozen no ble men sat aud wat.cnea unui uay- io-ht. They were bound to start a graveyard. With the rising on the suneame ladies yes, ladies; Jcind- tearted pioSaeriv1 ia1 VP?? reath of 'pine' twigs, "winter ivy, pine cones, and four little fragrai-nts pf Twhite tarletan, and pieces of the hite silk strings of Mrs. Urog- taoud's bonnet. This wreath was jaid jvereutly upon the unpainted piiie box, it was all these five noble bearded women could do, and they did i welL But 6till the graveyard was not inaugurated. Here was a corpse neatly shrouded, wreathed and coffined, and jio graveyard; ut, a site for ty graveyard was found a iatural cemetry already planted with groves octrees, ana iaia out uy Batiire into broad, irregular avenues, all sodded and half green. Cascades, ornamented with glittering icicles, lent their aid to the frosted ever green foliage and snow-white grotto of quart to beautify the newly styled site for the city of the dead. :.i. A bait dozen orawny atmeies, wiiu pick and shovel, tore pen : the Vir gin soil, and made the grave. They were 'generous sextons, these ama teurs, and sunk a hole like unto a mining Bhaft. It was at least twelve feet-long this grave for the half grown boy. But the trouble was only half over. Who would act as parsed? There is no preacher in Cus tar, and a two hours' canvass in the citv failed to find a professor of re- ligieri among three hundred people. Worse than that, a-close seartoh Jail ed to find i--pWer4jdokf'f he May or, hcjnest man, appealed to one of the lawyers in the city to "ssy a few words at the grave, to be Christian like,", but such pleading was not in his line: so the three doctors were DDlied to. but with .like success. Then j came a committee of Judge, ,Mayor and Marshal to the reporter. Surely, a "paper-man" knew some thing about funerals; "and," said the Mayer, "we want to put the poor lad away a kind ' Christian like not lilte "a dog." Besides, a graveyard had to, be started. Then came the Miss Ida aimms, like ad angel of goodness, with small, I gili-edsted Bible the only one iu tlwcity and the funeral cor- teo-n moved on throuoru tne main street jof the city3 lit vait aprt- esque scene on that pngnt, Buuny dav. A wagon containing an un- painted eifiiu,H opon wjiicj? slaytbiB ladies, ! evergreen wreath; then the mavorjiudge councilmen aud mar shal, rough, blae-shirted men, in mi ners boots and slouch hats; a dozen or two miners, merchants and nun tra brought no thej-ear aasl the pro-; cession movedH.Beirtiyon; J 4-4 "" Then, a shallow grave on tne uui side, suiik. as one of the amateur sextons1 said, "clar down o the bed rock, gentlemen; dowa whar tne airt shows good color.-"bilently the ooay was taken from the wagon and ten dfcrlv laid in the eoldea earth-xOpon lli. tiArirrw.B Tlipn everv head was bared, and te fzedj ipiifctj!$- All A A hrrwerl. while one or two selec tions of Scriptur&were read. The grave was soon tiled ana a wuue Dine headstone set an the earth, and . . thus the city of Custar inaugurated Its graveyard. V v 'J j. IU g The saddest point about this af fecting incident is vet to be mention ed. Ho letters: vapers. r Wen tbfc slightest clue to his home or friends have been found. Ail that is Known is, that be walked all the way from. Sioux City to the Ulack nun to uie and start a graveyard.' n - A sunday Morning Walk. One lovely Sunday morning, eight young law students were strolling along the bank of one of the tributa ries of the l otomao river.. j.ney were going to a. secluded epoti murder the precious hours . by play ing whist and drinking wine. Each of them ! was the sou of a praying mother. As they were sauntering along and amusing tbemselvet-with idle jests, the court-house bell used for calling the people to the bouse of worship commenced to ring. Al though fully two miles away, it sounded in the ears of those thought' less youths, 'as- plainly as' if it were upon the other shore of that narrow ing me to help him, I tried to move, but the dirt came tumbling in on my face, so I quit. Then Charley said: "Johnny, I am dying; 'Write to oy creek, suddenly one of them stop ped, and told him who writes this narrative that he would go no far ther. but that he would return to town and go to church. '- Then the writer shouted to the other sir, who were a short distance ahead: f Boys, boys, come back here! : George is getting religious.- Come, we must assist him. ' We must bap tize him by immersion in the water!" Speedily we all surrounded George, and told him that only by going with us could he save himself from a cold bath. To which, in a calm, soft, but earnest tone of voice, he replied: "i know very well that you have the physical ability to put me iuto the stream, and hold me, there until am drowned," and if vou choose you can do so without my showing any resistance; but before you do it have a few words to say: ' ,You all know that 1 am nearly two hundred miles from home; but you do not know that my mother is a helpless, bed-ridden invalid. I can not remember ever having seen her out of her. bed; and I never did see her out ' of her room. I am the ypungest, of the family: When my lather concluded to send me here he haviug been a lifelong personal fri.-nd of our preceptor, who charges nothing for my tuition he could scarcely prevail upon mother to per mit my leaving her. ,. At length, af ter many prayers upon the subject, she iconsented- and the necessary preparations for my departure from tionie Were speedily completed. My mother never spoke to me up on the matter till the morning upon which I left for the EasL Then af ter! had eaten breakfast,' she sent for me and asked me if I had every thing ready and properly packed. I told her that all was completed, and that as '-soon as the. stage came for 84 I would be off. : Kneeling beside e bed, at her reauest.with her lov ing hands upon my "head, she pray ed for me. Many and many a night since, I - have '-dreamed the whole scene over. ' It is the happiest recol lection in iny ' memory, I believe that to the day of my death I will able to repeat every word' of that prayer.- Whra she ceased praying, she spoke, to me thus; . ., 'My precious son you know not indeed you never can know the agony- ot a mother s heart :. when parting forever from her latest born to her still a babe, . W ben you go forth from beneath the home of vour uativityv to pursue the study of the professiou : of your choice, and of your dear father's choosing as well, you will for the last time this side the grave look upon the lace of ber why loves you as no other mortal does pr can. Your father is not able to pay- your - expenses Tor making visits home during the .two years of your icourae of studies. I cannot pos sibly 'live so long as that. The sands in the hour-glass of nly feeble exist ence have nearly ruu out.' In that distant and strange place to which you are going, there will be no; loving mother to whom you can apply for counsel wten assailed by temptation. , lou must, there fore, while a boy, learn to say "no," when urged to do wrong.'- I cannot be with you, but I will daily commit you to the care of God, who is ev ery where present, . beholding your evil acts as well as your good deeds, Every Sunday morning, from ten to eleven o'clock,; I will spend Uie hour in prayer for: you. : Wherever you may te during . this blessed : hour, when you hear the church bells ring- ijig for. the. assembling of God's peo ple, let your thoughts earry you to to this chamber of death; were your mother will be agonizing for you in prayer. Commit to memory the eighth, ninth and tenth verses of the first chapter of Proverbs. 'Kiss" me farewell. 1 ' Now. the last words you wiil eter hear from my lips are, In the language of Solomon, 'My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not'"! ';; ; '" ' When George had finished, he and we were all wweping.. Involuntarily we opened the .ring which we: had formed around him.' He stood up for th 1 right ' against heavy odds, and each' of ns admired him for do ing that which none of us had the courage to undertake to break away from wicked companion"! and j -. . go to church. He led off, without a word, and silently we all followed. Without either knowing' that any Other bad done so too, ' each of us managed '' to throw' his , cards and flask int the. creek, so that by the time we reached the church, every pocket: was emptied of its former contents. '"Never again did any one yf-hat ; little company play any games on the sabbath. ' six ot tne number - have gone to' their long hornet, each a Christian. ' Only two of us are yet Lying George, an able lawyer in Iowa, and the writer of in is incident.: jjotn oi us nave oeen church ! members for many years.' ASCENDING THE PYRAMIDS. How a Milwaukee Gentleman was Boosted up Cheops. Leaving the green fields of the valley, we ascended directly np a sand bill,: and are upon the Libian Desert, and are before the great pyr amid. -!-": !;': ' ; ; l . A nice little hotel stands near by, and here our halt is made; and wo at once-proceed to the pyramid, perhaps forty rods away. ' , .' At this point there are , three of these extraordinary monuments.- On beyond at the site of old Memphis, perhaps three or four miles, are six; Meightmore, of inferior size. , For my ownt part I was curions to visit this of Cheops, which is, say 790 ft. square at its base,1 and has a height of 480 ft., covering about 1 2 acres of land-' ' ; , ', iAs wfl approach the place of as cent, any number of Bedowin Arabs of the desert are there ready 1 to as sist us ia the tremendous climb, For you need to know that we--the two ladies aa well as the two gentlemen are to! go up' to the top of . this pyramid of Cheops; and further you need to know that we had now distanced in the journey from Cairo all other comers. ' The" service needed for the ascent of the pyramid is quite well regulated.;! t The Sheik of the neighboring village has the custody of the place, and regulates the service and collects t he-fees.'! It ooits to each person a fee for going up of fifty cts., and for entering to the interior another fifty cents. Either or both may be taken at the option of the visitor. To each person ascending, two or three Arabs are assigned to help. The general plan of helpfullness would be for an assistant to take bold of each hand, and standing -Upon a: tier of stone above would . pally -while -the one standing behind would "boost." . So "he-oo-heave," and up moves the vis-1 itor, to'. -take his: wide-spread view from the top. :s 4Vi . ; - The tiers of stone constituting the steps of the monument are, I should judge, two and one-half ft. in thick ness. . lu the main our route lay along the northwest,, angle of the pyramid. I had not gone far. before I shook off the Arab "boosting" from bebintk ue gave me . a tearful "boost. ..and punched my cheek bone against the rock ahead. n JNor had. I gone much farther. before 1 dismissed the man holding and pulling' me by my right hand. . . . . .. ' ....... , , . ,,, I was now left with a voung. lithe fellow, as'springy aaafox; his hand was sort, and I could clasp it easily and firmly within, niy own. , e must, noi De rash, but rather take the journev coolv and easilv. . One gentleman mating the journey the same day had .full use of : his three helpers,', as the ascent produced dizziness and threatened him with vertigo. ' "; ' ". . '-';' ' " "" " v ".'.' Atone of our stoppages iny help er informed 'me not only that his name was Mahmod, but that he was a doctor.' He -desired ' to know my name and title, and I informed him I was M. Gpvernor, and" that I was also a doctor.- It was- evident that I rose at W;e in Dr. Mah mod's 'esti- matiorr with these' -distinctions. :'; I wis now- .'making the ascent '' with comparative ease. "Holding Mah mod's right hand firmly with rfly left, he would spring with his bare feet, ppon the blocks before;' while I, usiug my right- band '-and arm1 as a brace and helper, would lift my left foot to the rock and easily raise my self to iu. In this way I came to the top, without: any i :great -fatigue-though the perspiration poured as if subjected to Dr. Hansen's highest temperature.. v.i Upon reaching 'the top, there stood Mr. Smith. and one of the young ladies, who had beaten me in their . journey , jQur resolute and "up-and-coming" ,, party . were now assembled on the apex of Cheops standing upon a floor twenty feet square.. 'i Iiaformed my comraijea of the distinction L enjoyed in having Dr. Mahmod as my .assistant. I now directed the doctor tpmake aa,ex amination of my pulse to. see if I was all right. He did so, and bid me run out my tongue for his ."professional observation. I directed him. now to examine each" one of the party. , .In like manner he felt ' the , pulse and looked at the tongue and' announced each to be in good cocdiliari. , . ' : ' The city below, the green fields before us, and the arid desert, with out a green thing, behind , us, were the three things of observation. Away off upon the . road, we espied the drove of carriages . with their loads of visitors. This suggested that we oomplete our view, and make the descent and entrance to the interior of the great 'vault 'above,, and thus free ourselves from the dangers and discomforts of the crowd This"we Buccssfully accomplished,' ' although the la,bor of the" descent Was quae as great a tbat of the' ascent.. ' i i'f he etitrance to the Pyramid is bv low passage-ways, sometimes crawl ing'bu nil fours, sometimes descend ing by -steps.1 and sometimes ascend-. ing.'; At times 'this 'passage is-; by lofty, gaileneB, and then again by ob scure ana crtmpea wavs.' 'ai legin the King's t Chamber' is reached i room faiade of polished red granite, sixteen :feet wide,l- arid ' thirty' feet lougand twenty feet high; as I paced its width and length, and measured its height with my eye. In' this dark abode is a large empty stone sarcopn agus.! Ihere is another-' room un der this,, Called tLe Queen's Room. We are very glad to get out of these gloomy aad dark caverns to the light of God's, bright dayl Though or fee of one dollar paid the Sheik is intended to be sufficient, .yet the: cry for "Buck Shack" from - tbei guides I o I is intermuiable and i iusatiable-m l had paid tyie doctor a the francs to which his good offices, , including his professional services, were.. entitled. Still, hie was clamoring for more, aud to such an extent f-hat I turned upon him with vengeful mien, and, in stern language, rebuked hyu for his rapa city. Upon tnis tne agea ana ; ven: erable Sheik advanced and asked me if he should whip the. doctor. I di rected j him to'. give him six. blows, whereupon theold heils' "raised his stick:, i and' gave' '"him three",' ,. Seeing the wretched, crest-iaiien state ot the doctor.! my heart failed me, and I ar rested I the' punishment: ' Mahmod sat down'npcn' the." rock and hung hishead'in sifence. ' He had. been tery communicative with me,' inform ihg me that he :" had s farm of , five acres in the valley ;that he had to pay a tax to ' the " Government of two pounds on each aecr that if ho had excellent ' crops he might possibly make above the - tax ten or fifteen pounds a year. He told me, ' also, that he had an Arab'- mare that he send his brother for, and let me ride ber upon the desert, a thing I would have liked te dos 1 think the doc tor stretched a little, however, about his ' mare-T-the presumption , being that he had no such,',, possession. He told. me mat, he,, had one wife, . and was anxious ,to get '. some money ahead, that he might get another, This, I think; was true. We , visited the SuhinX and its buried temple', not far away. Stup endous monuments of the greatness and the power of generations of men who1 long, long ago performed their part in human affairs! .Nothing lm nrested me more than the vast size of the blocks of polished red granite seen in the perfect masonry of this vast temple, which has lain tor ages buried here in the sands Of the desert. THE FRUITS OF ADVERTISING. Or the Doubter Convinced, a Drama in Five Acts. Five Acts. I. '-Ps awl laid the old ' man testitl as he smote sharply tin the, sidewalk with bis goldheaded. stick, : suppose there is sixty-nine - oolumns of ad vertising in the Tribuno and 2,085 advertisments. What does it prove? Why, just that there is 2,9S5; fools in the city; that's al'. No ' one ever reads the advertisements.- '"'I never do, except the personals. ! " ' ' ' But, sabl his interlocutor, timidly. the advertisements are read. ' ' - Poohl nonsense, stuff and nonsense! retorted the old man; why, I'd put half a column in the Tribune and no body 'd . ever answer the notice. Don't tell me! and he smote again on the sidewalk. . --vi Well, said his interlocutor, I'll pat a five line ad into the Sunday Tribune and if you get an answer, you'll pay for it. : "':;.. I will, young man ; and then you 11 be convinced that nobody reads the advertisements. ; "' ' "" .' ' . ' II. Ilease insert this in the "Sunday Tribune. ' How much will it be? ask ed the young man,' as, after waiting two hours ia the long line of ad vertisers in the counting-room he at last reached the advertising clerk ' One" dollar and 6ixty-cents. sir. affably replied the clei k . .: . . In the Sunday Tribune next day appeared the following: .- - OUfsEKEEPER WANTED-A WEALTHY, nalidle-a red gentleman, a childless widow er, wishes to engage the. services ot a young American widow as housekeeper. Address Xtj, Tribune orUce, or apply to-day at S117 W est Adams St. . , f III. Early yesterday morning a flood tide: of -young American widows rushed : up West Madison street- There were: from five to fifteen on each car, and the streets were black with them;.'. The old man who thought there was nothing in adver tising, was at breakfast, with the wife.of his bosom, when there came a tremendous tug at the door belL Presently the servant' girl entered and-! said: ..There 'si lady np-stairs wants to see :you, sir. Didn't she give her name inquired the old man's wife, who has an aquiline nose, over which the skin is tightly drawn, and wears ber. hair in ringlets as big -or as small as ' slate-pencils. No, m m, replied the servant. V hat is she like? questioned the woman, with a sharp look ' over her .' spectacles, A young woman, m'm dressed in black, with red hair. O, one of the Sunday School teachers, I ': spose, said the old nlad, carelessly.1 1 0, 1 B'pose so, replied hW'' helpmeet,- with a sniff. The hell rang again'.'. '". .The old man interviewed one widow in tne front parlor -there were four more in the back parlor, two in - the hall, and seven roosting on the ' stens,1 while dowri the street,' as far as the eye, aided by the most powerfal spectacle Could, reach, more young American 1 ' . 1 TXT T . - wiaowa .couiii oe seen. - w nar tne vultures is. thai will the carcases be gathered together, said the old man. I hen he added, reflectively, VV hat n Jerusalem my happy home does all this mean? . bo saying, . he stepped into the back parlor, . when his ears were saluted; 'with a volley of cries as 'four young American widows pressed towards' him; I was here first. She pushed me down the front steps just as I was going to ring the. belL1 j Her name's Jemima Stubbs, though she calls herself Elise'Anna bella Pe Courcy. ' Look where the bran's leaked out of her calves. She paints.1 Them's' pads. ' That's a sweet wiaow; ner nusDana s board ing with Feltoii for 203 days. Then the four widows pitched in for a free fight, j during1 which, while the air was thick with false teeth, crimps, hair-was. - slander,1'' parpitators, bus tles, brany jute swiches, fand things, the old maa escaped, saying to his wife that it was all a horrid dream. 0,i yes, a horrid dream; I'll horrid dream them, e aid the old man's. wife. III. IV. Presently a ypucg American wid ow called, but the master was not at home,' and the servant showed her into . the presence of the . master's wife.' j The master's wife was at first inclined, to repel her as an intruder, but when the young American wid ow, showed her an extract from the Qnnav 1 Trl HnriA qKq t Q r, rr o,"l -tKia " ' t" ? X ' . . current of her wrath.- 1 he old - bard headed reprobate, she remarked ; he's wealthy, . is her Middle-aged? The bald-headed old coot 11 never see 70 again;' time: he . was thinking on worms, and sextona,. -and sextons, and golden harps, and things. Child less, eh? With thirteen children alive and nine laid under the- sods Of the Valley.; I'll childless'him.'. Widower, eh? . That's what he wants, is it? I'll be a lively widow. Young Ameri can widow, eh?, , Here there was an-? other ring at the bell," and, seizing a fireshoveX. the-sdsvoted-, wife sallied forth in t the mFdsfbf a:' rarjing sea of youri A'iteHcaT widow, ahd.laidj them out right and left. 1 11 young American widow'em, said she reflec tively, ! as she ; returned. 0, i the scoundrel! - ; : u " ' V. " The old man spent a very unpleas ant day at his omee '(including a restaurant dinner), and : about 10:15 returned., home, cautiously. ' Who would have thought.be said, thought fully, that the old advertisement had so much life in it!. Quietly he stole up the front -steps, noiselessly e opened the door, when a whitegewn ed. figure appeared, and a broomstick descended on his baldest spot, while a shrill feminine voice was heard: X 989, how's that for a midle-aged widower?. O, ain't I a nice dead widow?' Childless, too ain't you? Young American widows, eh? I guess this old American wife is enough for gay Lutheran. EPILOGUE. J X 999 is requested to caill at . the Tribune and get 7 bushels of letters (most of them on scented paper) to Chicago Tribune. '" A Trying Sckns. The New Cas tle people some time ago got new steam tire engine, the fa rsi they ever had, and of course the entire popu lation of the village turned out to witness the trial of the machine. Mr. Bob Parker fecured the post of hon or as bolder of the service-pipe, nd he was mighty proud of it. The en gine was down at the wharf getting ready to pump water from the river, and Parker stood almost 400 yards off, at the end of a liaa of hose, wait ing for the steam to come, so that he could squirt it over the court-house steeple, There was a great deal of delay while the men were fixing the engine, and Parker incautiously held the muzzle of the pipe toward bis waistcoat while he discussed the ' . - . -'-vpiifc-rtokvi! '' question of a third terart for GraiH-i" with Rev. Dr. Hopkins. AttheimosCJau') interesting moment of the debate -the engine suddenly began to work, and the next instant a , two-inch stream struck Parker in the stomach with terrific force and rolled fcira over in the gutter. He felt as if the gulf stream had been shot through him from " front to back. Then the pipe gave a couple of ec centric jerks, smashed Dr- Hopkins hat into black silk chaos, and empti ed a hogshead of water into his i open mouth. It concluded the ex- . , ercisesby getting into " such a posi- ' . ' tion that it could play 1,000,000, ' -gallons a minute up the left trowsers leg of the prostrate Mr. Parker seem ed to lose all interest in the capacity ' of that engine. He went home for ' his Sunday clothes, and he baa since intimated to bis confidential friends ' that' if Grant should spend the whole of his third term squirting a stream "' 50,000 feet high with that diabolical fire-extinguiiher, he Parker, would not go round the corner to witness the : spectacle. Phil. . Bulletin. I - ; . Thoughtlessness. He is not vi-' cious, and he has no special malice in his heart, but his thoughtlessness leads to more human misery than results from the. premeditated wick edness of a ; deliberate transgressor. On Saturday he : : scattered orange peel on the stairs and lobby of our building, and continued this alono- -j down the street as he went, occa' sioning several strains and one severe fall as his victims incautiously trod ; thereon. He: belongs to a la.r family,' all of which throw banana skins and orange-peel upon the pave ment, not for the express purpose of endangering the life or limbs ot the wayfarers, because they have in their hearts no thoughtful regard for hu- V man welfare. His brother is the man who j carries an umbrella over Lis shoulder, with the point well , back, ' which describes an arc of three feet as h& swing -his body in walking. Several persons have been injured in the face, one nearly lost his eye, and a number of lesser grievances have been inflicted through his habit, but he didn't intend to injure any one, although he will not stop th& prac tice unless it ia made criminal by act of the Legislature. His own cous ins, quite a number of them, are the men who cross their legs in the cars and omnibus, thus wiping their feet on the dresses and . pantaloons of ; their fellow passengers. One of them is generally found , in the cabin of the ferry boat, either near the door , of the narrow passage by the wheel house where his protruded boot trips every passer who does not go by him with great care.;: He would not put his feet on the floor and draw them in a little while the throng goes by to procure a life-membership in any one of the great benevolent societies he so jfondly: patronizes in his. Sun day contributions. - His more distant relatives who stand tattling with a friend in the middle of the sidewalk, thus greatly obstructing the travel or saunter slowly np the street with. , curved elbows, or whisk through a crowd with a cane under their areas, :." are all readily recognized without any farther description: " They are a large family,' and they are nuisan ces in whatever community they take np their abcevVburnai Commerce. i After Marriage. A philospher writes; The girl is generally educate ed on novels, and her first disapoint- ,.. ment comes in on the quiet indiffer- . ence of the husband after the honey moon.! !'' -' -''. ' .', ' ''' .' - ' : "S"oa love me ho longer?" said a . bride of a few months to her better half in his gown and slippers. ' , "Why do you ask that, Puss?" he asked quietly, removing a cigar from his lips. " ' - - ' - . . - "You do not caress me nor call me pet names; you no longer seek so anxiously for my company," was the tearful answer. .. , . . ' ; KAfir Aaar " .nnllnnJ amm. f - : J , , vating wretch, ''did you ever notice a man running after a car? How he . - does run over stones, through mud, regardless of. everything,, "till he reaches the car and seizes bold and swings on. Then he quietly seats himself and reads his paper." "And what does this mean?" ' "An illustration, my dear. The car is as important to the man after he gets in as when he is chasing it, but the manifestation is no longer called for. I would have shot any one whoput himself in my way when in pursuit of you, aa I ' would now fcnoot any one who would come be tween ns; but, as a proof of my love, you insist upon my running after the car." t .:.-' -i- - - - Ax Ankcdotk ov Pox. While the late Mr. . John li. Thompson, was conducting the oiUAern Mifer ary Messenger, Poe was a regular visitor to the editorial sanctum, or, rather, he was an exceedingly irreg ular dropper-in, his normal condi tion being, so to speak, always ab normal ix judged bv the ordinary ' human standard. : Generally under the combined influence - of poetical frenzy and strong alcholio stimulant, and be was likewise celebrated for a perpetual impecuniosity. ' One ; day entering ' Thompson's room, Poe requested a small loan, saying that he had received a sud den call to Philadelphia, and was without, funds. "Would Mr. Thomp son oblige him with, five dollars f The editor, accustomed to Poe'a pe culiar ways, met the demand with easy grace and open hand, for which he was noted, and Toe, bowing bis thanks,' retreated towards the door, but "pausing on the threshold, he , carelessly flang to Thompson a bit of .writing, with the remark: "By the way Thompson, there's a small thing 1 knocked, off last night; it's not much, but you've been very kind to me, and perhaps you can make room for it somewhere in the maga- line." . Saying which he. turned and left. :,....;.., Thompson opened the paper and found the manuscript of "Annabel Lee,." one of the most charming of love songs, It appeared in the next number i of the Southern Literary , Magazine. Washington Chronicle. " Gelatin mixed with glycerin is liquid when hot, but an elastic sol id when cold. Useful for hermet ically sealing bottles.