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Independent in all tilings.
J AS. REED & SON, Publishers.
Whole Number 1420.
ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1877.
THOS. N. BOOTH, General Dealer In
. Iry Goods, Groceries, Crockery and (ilass
w.ire. Boots and Shoes. Ready-Made Cloth
ing Hat and Cape. Toloc and Clears,
and evervthine a family needs to eat or
wear. Korth Main street, AsliUibma. m
h7c. TO.UBKS tro., 'H. C. Tombes, Lj
E. Rockwell A. t . Tombes,. W""1"
Retail 1 toilers in Onn M .nJ
Fruits and Grain; Agenu fur . American ana
Union txprewi Companies and , Cleveland
Herald, Main ""-t. Ashtabula, O. 1
A. H. Ac B. 5-VrAr.X ,
,-n-.l ilniWHOT1"1 rruvniuu.
. Ar-v m iii luc . .
baoeo and Cigars.
8 B HEtLD, Prod ace and Commission
Merchant for the purchase and sale of ext
ern Reserve Butter. Cheese and Dried r nut.
Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. Lm
cTrLISLK Tt LEK, Dealers In Fancy
and .staple Dry onds. Kainiiy Groceries and
Crockery. Willanl s New Block, Ashlabola,
hlLKET PKKRY, Dealers In Dry
Gods, Grooer.es. Crockery "d Wassware.
next door nori ii of Fiisk House, Main VTT
vin.KXEIt SON, lieaiers in
and Domestic Kruils. Halt F 'J?8;
Water-Lime, Seed, A, Main street, Ann
w BEDHKin, Dealer in Flour, Pork
-Ian7, l"",aadall kinds of Fish; also, all
kinds'of Family Groceries, Frmu .and Con
fectionery, Ale and Domestic W ine. U.l
H. 1. PloaiCISOIV, Dealer In Dry Goods,
Groceries, Boots and shoes. Hats, taps,
Hfare. Crockery. Books, Paints, Oils,
Ac, Ashtabula, Ohio.
MKAM CL IHK, Dealers In Produce,
loal, Liine, band and Water-Lime, Hock
Creek Station, Ohio. tm-la
D. D. WATTKSO.DnigelstandStttion-
er. Main St.. Asniaouus y- "-"V,- nj
MMlt..ines and Cheuiicais,
Liuuors for medicinal purposes.
it in..- , ri.lin rirus.
rrJoi Fancy and Toilet Goods Main
J.'Sgffiflvtt.tr.. Ashtabula, Ohio.
CHARLES E. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio,
Dealer in Drugs and Medicines, Groceries,
Perfumery and Fancy Articles ipe"
Teas, Coffee, Spices, Flavoring Extracts, Pa
tent Medicines of ev Ty description. Paints,
Dyes, Varnishes, Br t ihes, Fancy sob. Hair
Oils?Ao.,all of which will be sold at the low
est prices. Prescriptions prepared with sui t
able care. lw-.
GEORGE WIILUID, Dealer In Hard
ware, Soddlerv, Nails, Iron, Steel, Drutrs,
Medictnes, PalnU, Oils, DyestuifB, 4e, Mun
street, Ashtabula. Ohio.
F1SK HOCSK Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field,
Proprietor. An Omnibus running to and
from every train of cars; also ag1 yvery.
Stable kept in connection with this Ho-;e
to convey passengers to every polnu jl'i
. E. KEL LET. D. D. 8., successor
. , - -i Vlon crroal A ul I lit-
-r u u. w. uii4jii, AiAraiu
k a f trili a
. . -v. B 1
r3 Ohio, omce Centre street, between
Main and Park
iv T. -WALLACE. D. D. S.
FIT"" Ashtabula, Ohio, is prepared to
if attend to all operations in his
uiIII7 profession. Ofliee and Resi
dence on Elm street. Office hours from 9 to
a ci-i.i.fVw Maniifacrtirer of Lath. Sid
ing Mouldings.Cheese Boxes, 4c., Plaining,
Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the
shortest notice. Shop on Main street, opio-
site the Upper Park, Ashtabula, onto. i"
BART FDY, Dealer In Granite and Mar
hiaUnnumpnt Grave stones. Tablets, Man-
tell-, Grates, 4c Building Stone, Flagging
- 1 1 K'urbing out to order. Yard on Centre
ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS.
'IT. H. HCBBAKD, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law. omce room 9 Haskell's Block,
Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court
of the State, and In the District and Circuit
Courts of the Cnitea states
sns?nnasi Ar sn. Attorneys and Coun
sellors at lav, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac
tice in the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and
Laba.n S. Shebxas. Johs H. Sherman.
KnwlKD II. FITCH. Attorney and
r..,inu.iinr .t t.aw and Notarv Public Ash
tabula, Ohio. Special attention given to the
Settlement of Estates, and to Conveyancing
and Collecting; also, to all matters arising
nnder the Bankrupt Law. io
CHAKLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun
sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. luoi
wr a Rn. Attornevat Law. Jeffer
son. Ohio. Office in the Smailey Block 132
a. WRIGHT. Real Estate and'Insur-
ance Aeent, and S'otary and Justice of the
Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., o. Liy-ta-x
CROSS! tV WKTHEK WAX, Dealro 111
Stoves, Tinware, ttonowware, nneii nra
r; uuivurp Amis and Lamp Trim-
minira Petroleum. 4c opposite the Fisk
House. Ashtabula, Ohio; aiso. a full stock of
Paints, Oils, Yarn ishes. Brushes, 4c lal
GEO. 1. HCBBARD CO., Dealers In
Hardward, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin
Plate.Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and Man
ufacturers of Tln.Sheet Iron and Copperware.
Fisk g Blocg, Asntapuia. unio. mo
DR. k. L. KING. Physician and Surgeon;
office over Wilcox Store. I have a com-
. Dleteaetof Dr. Hadfield's Equalizers, with
- the exciuslve right of Ashtabula county.
Phvmrlni are resnectfull V invited to Call
tn.i .x. mine the instrumenta. Office hours
irom 10 a. m to 1 p. m. Residence south of
St. Peter s church. Ha)
H. II. BARTLETT, M. D.,Homcepathlst.
Hneclai attention fiven todiseases of women
and children. Omce hours from 11 A. M., to
8 P.M., and from 7 to 8 P.M. Old omce, Main
street, Ashtabula, Ohio.
F. D. CASE, Physician and Surgeon; office
east side of Park street, second door north oi
Centre street. Residence on Centre street,
third door west of Engine House. Office
hours, 11 to 12 A.M., and 7 to 8 P.M. tf-123t
BR. P. DRKHnAN, Physician and Sur
geon, having located himself in Ashtabula,
. . yranw.!.riitiv tenders his services totneciti-
lens of Ashtabula and vicinity. Dr. P.
IiirlimATi sneaks the German and English
' languages fiuently. His office and residence
Is lnomiths new block, Centre streeUll3
TINKER 4k GHEGOHV, Manufacturers
of stoves. Plows and Columns, Window
Caps and Sills, Mill Castings. Kettles, Sinks,
Sleigh Shoes, dux. Phoenix Foundry, Ashta-
A. At W. KTLC,, House and ign Painters,
Graining, Paper Hanging and Glazing: Kal-
snmining ana wan r-ainting a special!.
OlAl A nAn a, A t 1 AET A 1 u n A it. 1a A
orders promptly attended to, ani work exe-
cuieu in me neatest manner.
J. E. WATKOTJS,, Painter, Glazier and
Paper Hanger. All work done with nent-
ness and dispatch. llrj
JiinEI KKKD At SON, Plain and Orna
mental Printers and General Stationers.
Specimens or printing and prices for t.'ie
same sent on application. Office corner
Main and Spring streets, Ashtabula, O. UtjO
' JOHN DtTCRO, MannfacturerofandDeiJ
r in Furniture ofthe best descriptions, a
everv varietv; also. General Underiaaer
and Manufacturer of Collins to order: vein
street, north of South Public Square, Ak.i-
tH.hu I a. Ohio. i
GEO. XT. DICKINSON, Jeweler; Repair
ing of all kinds of Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry; Store in Ashtabula House Blot-:(,
TONE'S OPRKA H A IifL, Orwell, Ashl
Co., Ohio, on the line of A. V. A
railroad; refitted, with stage and scene!
will seat 500, and Is ready torenttotravell
troupes. tt.R.. nxvut proprietor. lisi
P. C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer
Saddles, Harness,- Bridles. Collars, Trunks.
Whips, c opposite Fisk House, Asht
bula,Ohto. - 1015
RLAKESLE r. A' JIOOBE, Photograph.
era and Dealers In Pictures, Engravings,
Chromos, Ac; having a large supply
Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre
pared to frame anything In the Picture
at short notice and In the best style.
VALTOV TAIBBBT, ManuOwrturers
of and Dealers in .11 grades of Sacinaw Lum
ber Lath and Shingles; also, moulding i
J. 91. BLACKBCKM, Architect; Office
So., Perkin s Block; residence, 2 Euclid
Evenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
, o T Di-IMIKfl I.AT VAK SALE!!
Dealer in Water-Lime. Stucco. Land Plas
ter. Real Estate and Loan Agent, Ashiaoui
W h. ' U VTII lirunt fOrUie UVCTWWh
w.n.1'0 " A fliohe InsuranceCo. tash Assets
over - j.0i).UUU Gold. In the L. S. e.w.u.WU.
.rttHera also oersonaliy liable liiii
BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ERIE RAILWAY.
Abstract of Time Table adopted Jan. 20th, 1877.
IlULLMAN'S best Drawing-room
I .ml HleeDing Coaches, combining all
nnrieni imDrovementa, are run through without
.h.npe from Hocbrstcr Boflslo. t-i eu-nrion
Bridge, Niagara Falls. Cincinnati, Chicago
and 'Detroit to New York, making diiect con
nection with all lines of foreign and coastwise
steamers, and slso witn sound steamers ana
rsilwar lines for Boston and New England cities.
Hotel "dinning cars from Chicago to New Tora-
No. 8. I "No. 1. No. 4.
N.Y I Atlantic Night
Express.i Express Express.
1 05 t a
; 25 -
4 0 a m 2 l ' T 5
4 80 " 2 10 " 785"
4 85 " 2 15 T 40 "
.5 16" 8 50 10 '5 "
ITao " 4 10 " Ti so '
T860" t.85" 18A
i " 1 48 " t 85 "
TOO " 4 1
55 " 4 4u "
'JS " 46
salsmanca . . "
Clifton -. "
8usp. Bridge. ..
Niagara Falls.. 4
Portage " i
. " 10 08 "
.Arr !l0 88 "
11 U " 19 m
11 4 n!!0 04
is zp10 M
IS 53 "
tl 08 "
4 04 "
6 40 "
i 7 S6
10 08a a
4 45 '
6 81 '
7 41 1
7 48 '
4 40 -
7 80 "
7 06 "
7 45 A!
10 65 A
11 46 -
13 01 F a
7 86 T
6 16 AH
"4 45Fi'0 46l
No. 19 runs daily and No. 8 daily fiom mi-
falo t Meal Stations.
k for tickets by way of Erie Railway
For Sale at all the principal Ticket Offices.
8 10 " I 8 00 A M
8 40 " 8 88 "
1 1 1R
, H. Y.
JKO. C. ABBOTT, wu. r.
Abstract of Time Table adopted Jan. 20th, 1877. L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION.
Prom and after Dec. 10th, 1H76. Passenger
Trains will run as follows:
No. 1.1 W. Ft.
No. 2. 1 W. Ft.
AM A3f I
7 29 6 00
7 40 8 24
7 47 6 40
7 54 6 55
8 15 7 45
8 20 8 20
8 31 8 45
8 47 9 22
8 55 10 10
8 5S 10 20
9 08 10 46
9 15 11 07
9 28 12 13
9 83 12 23
9 50 1 10
9 .58 1 28
10 07 1 47
10 23 2 20
10 34 2 42
10 44 8 04
11 00 8 40
11 18 4 18
11 Si 4 45
FX P at
2 12 5 30
2 02 5 06
I 56 4 51
1 50 4 40
1 82 8 84
1 26 8 18
I 15 2 50
12 59 2 07
12 55 1 57
12 48 I 20
12 35 12 50
12 27 12 27
12 13 11 4-5
12 08 11 85
II 55 11 10
11 27 10 27
II 19 10 07
11 04 9 SO
! 10 54 8 48
10 44 8 25
10 24 7 49
10 06 7 12
9 50 6 45
Oil City East..
iOil City West
Sandy Lake ...
I A ndover
J Ashtabula ....
t .. .... fur ut rhn ratA of 8 cents per
mile to way stations counted in even halt
Abstract of Time Table adopted Jan. 20th, 1877. L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION. ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN &
CONDENSED TIME TABLE Nov. ?6. 1876.
Going Sooth-. Going North.
kt i Ac m stations. r-a. ijvv ux
L. a AM. 8. Crossing
. .. Austinburgh
New Lyme.. .
A. 4 G. W. R. R. Cr.
All trains dally except Sundays.
J9 37 am
9 46 6 10
10 no 23
10 30 50
2 ! 10 00
p m m
Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent.
LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN
Special St. Louis Express leaves Buffalo at
lftuo D. m.. Erie 1E40 a. m.., Asntaouia i:.
ana Arrives at Cleveland at &15 a. m.
Special Chicago express leaves eunaio i
1 " i.) M. in., r,I If O. . . ii., ABUiauuu, -X.W,
and arrives at Cleveland at 60 a. in.
Conneaut Accommodation leaves uonneaui
at6:05 a. m.. Am boy 6:11, K.ingsville6:21, Asn
tabula ::, Saybrook 6:43, Geneva 6:53, Paines-
viiie i::?), anu arrives at iieveianu o:-m a. m.
Toledo Kxuress leaves Buffalo at 6:45a. m..
F.rie litil. Conneaut 11:22. Ambov . Kings-
ville 11:38, Ashtabula U:5i p.m., Saybrook LiuO
Geneva 12:10. Painesville 12:44, and arrives
at cieveiana at xmu p. m.
. . .. . i . . Tlffntn 10.IK n.
Erie a.-53. Ashtabula ila, Painesville 6ib, and.
i i in" r.iunxe leaves xuuaiw i- t u. ui.
arrives at Cleveland at 7:10 p. m.
F.rie Accommodation leaves tsunaio
p. m., Erie 4:00 p. m Conneaut 5:03,Ashtabula
a-M, Saybrook 5:44. Geneva 5:64, Painesville
and arrives at Cleveland at r.io p. m.
Atlantic F.Tnress leaves Cleveland 7:30 a.m.
Painesville 8:J), Ashtabula 105, Conneaut:28,
Erie 10:20, and arrives at Buffalo at 1:10 p. ra.
Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves
Cleveland at 11;15 a. m.. Painesville 12:27, Ge
neva i:oi p. m., sayorooK 1:15. Asntaouia imu,
Kingsvllle 1:44, Amboy 1:54. Conneaut 2:02,
Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. ra.
Chicago and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve
land at 2:45 p. m., Painesville 8:31, Ashtabula
4:13, Erie 3:25, and arrives at Buffalo at 8:10
conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland
t 4-;n n 111 Painesvllle5:5t. Geneva 6:33. Say
brook ASntaDUia kj, iviiigsviiie cm, aui-
boy 7:23, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m.
Kn.kl New York Exoress leaves Cleveland
at 10:05 p. m Painesville 10:.36, Ashtabula 11:45
. ,. a ...1 AO-loos a UttA n At AMU (L
cne i:w 11., ouu
nTrains run by Ttolumbns time.
j. r.i. Wilcox.
Has opened a new and well selectei stock
Tn-ni rrn Xt Tem oof 1 f fll nth
iuiwsu VJf uuuiuoiiiu ui.""
CASIMKRE3 AND VESTING8.
SHIBTS, COLLARS, TIES, .
SL' SPENDERS, HANDKERCHIEFS
and everything nsually kept In a first class Mer
chant Tailoring Establishment. On Main Street.
next door to dewberry a drug store.
PRISES BELOW COMPETITION.
Call and examine before purchasing elsewhete
Hides & Peltries.
HPHE Subscriber" are among the
A. heaviest dealers In this section of
State, In Hides, Pel tries, Ac, of every descrip-
ioo, lAigeLuer wiiu xanuw, aao pay tne
Highest inarkel Prices,
In Cash. Persons having any number
Hides. Deacon-skins, Peltries and Furs. Tal
low, or Glue ricraps. may communicate with
this Arm snd they will be waited upon
the same and purchase e dec ted without
trouble to them.
A. U. WliAJUA..
Bock Creek. Oct. 27th. 1876. 14o0
i A RASE CHANCE
TO PfTKCHASE A
- Machine Shops Foundry
and all Tools, StocOt, Ac connected with
same. Also my EiOUKE 4 LOT, containing
oue-half acre of land. Will sell cheap
cash or good paper All In good order.
Apply at the shora. or address
L. B. McNITTT.
l-tfRtf . , Ashtabula. O.
Meets the Wants of thousass's-
Genfemew. We have sold Simbd Radic.i.
Ccri for nearly one vear. and cn say csumu.j
that we never sold s imiiar preparation thsi r've
soch aniversai satis'neiinn. We nsve m leur-. lie
first complaint yet. We are not in u- a -oil "I rec
ommending patent merticines, lni your pr.-fra-tion
meetK the want, of ilion-f n.ls. u i mi"k
those afflicted shool i be eonvincea o j
merit, so that thrir suffering will be re,"T.ed-.Tl
nave been in the drug business rii,
years constantly, snd sola " " '
bat yonrs lesd. all the rest. If y; P"
yWrTs K bIldwin i co
WhteJa'lfcuil Dealers in Urn. Book,
and Stationery, w immKw". - - -
t n Rnirorth A On.. Dmvrr.Orn-
tirmen -I take pleasure in recommerding San
fnrd's Radical Cure for Catarrh to all who at- r
dieted wilh this disease. I was grea'ly sfficted
with It lor a long lime and cored it with two bot
of the abov.- Cure. About a year afterwards
i .rain taken with Catarrh anite severely.
and immediately sent for another bottle, which
Syh me all riirbt. piving me telief fois the fir
dose. I am confident tbit ihi remedy will do all
that is claimed for m and more fo vi isning
voo success in its introduction. 1 am very tralv
l -I' L U'TLI
. W. SMITH.
of f-miih t, Doll.
uenver, uct. sui, is, a.
Each package contains Dr San ord's tmproved
Inhaling Tnhe. with ful' direcli-His for n! in all
nv. Price 81.00. - For sale by all wholesale
nd retail rrnmrits throturbonr thel uited States.
WEEKS A POTTER. General Agents and Whole
sale Drnpgis'.s, Boston.
T. A TVT U! "R A H TT T
jl XO. All. Jt j-r A-a. w ----
Metm. W"kt 4c Potter. Gentlemen One year
ago I was seized with a severe attack of Khen-
vrt.tt.im in mv nvht tun in vnicn 1 w- rmnn.k
l tried the various iin:mente sun nicumi. i
without the least heneni. wh. n mv oo. a drng-
girt, suggested one of vour Collins' Voltaic Plan
ters. The effect was almost magical, for, to my
.t,-fn mmiic I was almost immujtately well
...in mnA r. .Me to work unon HIT farm as usu
al, whereas, before ibe applie-iion of the PUster
I could do nothing, and every step gave me pain.
A few aeeks ago. one year from the first attack,
the disease returned, but I am ''.appy to say the
second plaster proved as efficacious as the first,
and I am now well. My wife wishes me to add
that one piaster has cured her of a very lame sack.
We think then ts nothing tn the worm oi reme
dies that can compare with Collins' Voltaic Plas
ters lor Rheumatism and Lame naca, ana cueer
fnlly recommend them to the suffering.
Yours very respectfully. ROBERT BURNS.
Orland. Me., June 6th. 1876.
NOT A QUACK NOSTBIJI.
(3mtlemrn hereby certify that for several
years past I have used the Voltaic Plasters in mr
practice and have never known them to foil
in speedy relief in those cases for which they are
recommended. They are not a quack nostrum.
but remedial agent of great Time.
Very truly yours. w . v. wujjs, n. u.
Bncksport, Me., May 27. 1874.
RnM everywhere at 2S cents. Sent by mail.
carefully wrapped, on receipt of price, i 5 cents for
one. i for fix. or sa.xa tor iwnve, j r
a PuTTJiK, Proprietors, notion, atass.
DR. SCHENCK'S STANDARD REM"
The standard remedies for all diseases of the
lungs sre SCHENCK'S PULMONIC SlKLP,
RC.ENCK'S SEA WEED TONIC, and
ai.HEMf-K R MaNDRAEB PILLS, and if taken
before the lungs are destroyed, a speedy cure Is
To these three medicines ur. d. n. ocnenta i
Philadelphia owes bis unrivalled success In the
treatment ol pulmonary diseases.
The Pulmonic syrup ripens tne moroiu uiabtec m
.- inn. . throws it on tiT an easv expec
toration, for when the phlegm or matter.is ripe a
slight, cough will tnrow u on. ine
and the Inngs Degin to ueai.
Tn .nan . tne fnimomc svrnD iu ui. mir,
Kebenck's Mandrake Pills and Schenck's oea
Weed Tonic must be freely ned to cleanse the
stomach and iver. Schenck's Mandrake Pills
act upon the liver, removing all obstmcions, re
lax the gall bladders, the bile starts freely and
li.or .. uuiti relieved.
Schenck's Sea weed i onic is a genue iiimuiim
and alterative. The alkali of which it is com
posed mixes with the rood and prevents eounug.
It assists digestion by toning up the stomach to a
healthy condition, so that the food and Pnlmonie
u.mn vi miv. vnnn niouu : men ujv luue, "
heal, and the patient will surely get well if care
Is taken to prevent fresh cold.
All who wish to consult Dr. Scnenck, either
personally or by 1. tter can do so at hit princijial
office corner Sixth and Arch streets, Philadel-
. h i . v,rv MnnrlAV
e . , . - i ..ij v .11 Hmmrlar.
BCDencK B meuiuuo .re dwiu vj " -t--'
throughout the country. v im
Pnrin (ha Blood. Renosttes ana
InvLsorate the Whole System.
Its medical properties are
ALTERATIVE, TONIC, SOLVENT AND
vttfitrTTTJH ! marie exclnsivelv from the juices
ot carefully selected harks roots and herbs, and so
stronely concent rated, mat 11 win eiietiuinj
niliMtp from ihe svsiem everv taint of SCKUP
CLA, scrolulons Humor. Tomors, cancer, cancer
ous Humors. Erycipelas. Canker, Faintness at
Stomach, slid all diseases thata'ise irom impure
blood. Sciatica, Inflammatory and unroutc ttnen-
mausm, neuralgia, mnii. uu niii
An nnlr h- AftVr.tnallv rnred through the blood.
For ULCEUS and kKun ivn uiaunoia 01
nfl KKLrilVli UW&nODO M
the skin. Pustules Pimples, Blotches, Boils, let-
ter, scaldneaa ana Kingworm, .eueuuo u.
r fuiliwl in fff'fr m nrrmtnetit enre.
For PAINS IN THK BnUK. B.lineycompi"i""i
Dropsy, Female eskness, .Leucorrnrea, ansiu
Fmm int.,nal nlAArMtinn Ann Dterine diseases HB
General Debility, Veeetine acts diiectly upon the
causes of these complaints. It invigorates and
strengthens the whole system, act upon the secre
tive organs, allavs inflammation, cares ulceration
and regulates tne ooweis.
For CATAKRH. Dyspepfia, Habitnal Costive-
ness. Palpitation of the Heart. Headache, Piles,
Nervousness. General Prostration 01 the Nervous
8ystem, no medicine has given socta perfect satis
faction as the Vegetine. It purifies the blood.
cleanses all of the organs, ana possesses a con
imiimi, nnwer over the nervons system.
ine remarsauie ture, toimwi "j
Iibdb inniieen null nhvsicians and apothecaries
whom we know to prescribe and use it in their
t.. vMiina U the hest remcdv vet discov
ered for the above diseases, and is the only relia-
hie blood pckifier yet placed before the .ub-
THE BEST KVIDENCEi
The fnllnwin? etter from Kev. B. S. Hest.
Ia, f th. M K chnrr.h. Natick. Mass.
read with intirest bv many physician; also by
those suffering from the same disease as afflcted
the son of Rev. E. S. Best . No person can dciaht
the testimony .is there is no doubt anoot the cura
tive powers nunc egenue.
Natick. Mass.. Jan. 1st. 1874.
Uo a R R-mtvH Dear Sir We have rood
reason lor regarding your Vegetine a nfedicine of
the greatest value, we ieei wrureu n m, uwu
i. means of savin? our son's life. He is now
seventeen years or age; ior tne mai iwn yearn ue
has suffered from necrosis of bis leg. caused by
Scrofulous sffections. and was so far reduced that
nearly all who saw him thought his recovery im
nmiitiV A ennncil of able physicians conld give
us hnt Ine tinntest nope wi i is btci miijiui.
of the number declaring tnat ne was oeyunu me
reach ol human remedies, that even amputation
enniri not save him. as he had not vigor to endure
the operation. Just then we commenced giving
him Vegetine, and from that time to the present
he has been continooitly improving, ne nsa late
ly resumed his stndies. thrown away his crutches
ann cane, and walks about cheerfully and strong.
Thnnirh there is still some discharged irom tne
opening were the llrah was lanced, we have tne
fullest confidence that in a little time he will be
. 1 . I .. J n n VnftlAA f WAAAttnA
I Ma ni.&un mrernui
hnt lately uses but little, as he declares he is too
n miiukiiitiiiedieiin. Respectfnl'.y yours,
E. 8. BET.
MRS. L. C. F. BEST.
ALL DISEASES OP THE BLOOD.
TrvAOAtineivill relieve pain, cleanse, purify and
cure soch d seases. resmriin uie v"f
leet neauo sii-cr virms - r-----
nv remedies, s ffering for years, it it not sufficient
prouf, if yon are a sunrer yon can be cured f Why
i. . t - i.a kiaaH in rhe nrcu blihk
" . IaaaOHRAT BLOOD PUK1FI.
En The great sourceoi uibcb - --
blood, and no medicine that does not act directly
upon it, to pui'.fy aud renovate, has any just claim
upon pnnuc aueuuuu.
RECOMMEND IT HSAItlllii.
Qnn.B ItMTllf Feb. 7th. 1870.
u. BArciAn.Ar Kir I have taken several
xakIa. nfmnr Vefreiina and am convinced I Is
valuble remedy tor uynpepsia. Lur uu..a.w.,
i ..I a ,.hl : if if Hi. ,v,!cm
1 a. a hAarrl1 ri-rnmmRnd It C) all snff ring
from the above oomulaini. Yonrs n-spectfully,
88 Athens Street.
Prepared by H,
R KTEVEKS, Boston,
Tegetme is Sold by all Druggists.
t h... a limited nnantltv of fine seed from
a new and unequaled vnrlety of Kanch Wheat
put up In 1'4 Id SUCKS, wnicn win ue sent
pald on receipt of 1. The wheat is superior
to the favorite Clawson variety, has a strong
straw, and stands up well when growing,
this seed is the product of experiments
year, from which the yield was at the rate
hi nUNneiS Ol S limi W one uumin ui v..
ly rx) sack are offered for sale.
H D. SMITH,
SmHlfi 7H1 lAthHt. WKshlngton, f). c.
LOVE IN A COTTAGE.
BY N. P. WILLIS.
They m.T of love in ?tt&ge
And bowers of irellised vine
Of nature bewiichinglT simple,
And milkmaids half derine;
They may talk of the plasure of sleeping
In tne snaae oi a Etireauiug ncc.
And a walk in the fields at morning
By the side of a footstep Iree.
But give me a sly flirtation
Bt the liimt of a chandelier
With music to play in the pauses
And nobody very near;
Or a seat on a silken sofa,
With a elass of pure ice cream,
And mama too blind to discover
The small while hand in mine.
Your love in a cottage is hungry.
Your vine is a nest of flies
Your milkmaid shocks the Graces,
And simplioity talks of pies!
You lie down to vour shady slumber,
And wake with a ny in your ear,
And vour damsel that walks in tne morning
Is shod like a mountaineer.
True love is at home on a carpet,
And mightily likes nis ease
And true love has an eye for a dinner,
And starves beuean snaay trees.
His wing is the Ian or a laay,
ii w chit's an invisible thing,
And his arrow is tipp'd with a jewel,
And shot from a silver string.
For the Telegraph.
TO THE JURY—COMMON
BY R. D. NORRIS.
At home once more, where bleating lambs
re skipping round their fleecy dams;
Wb. chores on chores sn endless train
Return and still return again.
Where housewife still with eudless clack-
First gives a lick and then a whack ;
But if, perchance, the scene should change,
And grace present a smoother range,
Where love s perennial balm distils
A sovereign cure for all our ills;
Accept witn man us ine gin uniue,
Nor stooD to murmur or repine.
Yet brethren dear I still can trace
The image stamped on eyerr face:
First Sanrora staiwan in nis umuo,
Now marked by slow but sure decline;
With easy grace the crowd he draws.
And stones endless, find applause.
Next Sims, with countenance serene,
All lovely as the morning sheen ;
Nor would I from my mind efface,
The sweet, the genial look of Case.
There Phelps two-forty firmly stands,
Robust, with everv inch a man.
While Wilcox, easy, ever smiling,
The long and tedious hours beguiling.
See Sunbury, honest, docile, stand
The fairest face in all the band ;
While Fox, a tower that upward snoots
Six feet two inches, in his boots.
And Hemn. with fun and music full,
TK. rmoct con of Jrrhnnv Bull.
Whom men call WriBht. may no. DC
To add a lustre to my song.
Nor would I say there's much that lacks
In those two friends, the genial Macks.
Or if we Parker fully scan,
He's every inch an honest man.
But should we write just as we feel,
Williams would not pass to the heel.
But time would fail to name the rest
All men of sterling wsrth possessed.
Now turn we where the law prevails,
Where Justice lifts aloft her scales;
Where wit, keen, piercing, cuts it way,
But sober logic wins the day.
In ermine pomp, above his peers,
In chair of state, the Judge appears;
With piercing eye kens every face.
With ease, with majesty and grace;
And now before his easy chair
Promptly the sons of law repair;
One has a case of grave import,
And one more trifling, filled with sport ;
Another's eager, bent on dimes,
While some are fraught witn awiui crimes.
"All ready!" cries the Judge, "I ieei
Tf not. we'll nass vou to the heel.''
With graceful bow and look sedate,
Each barrister accepts his fate.
Hartsgrove, March 8, 1877.
THE ASHTABULA VERDICT.
The responsibility for not Extinguishing
Fire—Does the Evidence Justify
the Findings?—A Careful Review
the Findings?—A Careful Review of the Case.
To tin Editors af the Telegraph:
T desire throueh vour paper to invite
those persons who have endorsed that part
of the verdict rendered in the AshUbula
bridge disaster which relates to the respon
sibility for not putting out the fire, to a re-
a: tnat finrlincr. and herein
to a careful review of the evidence connect-
Neither in this invitation, nor in pre-
genting evidence and in com men Ling imi-
t ActrmtRd hv anv SDint Ol
I - -ea --w w J J A
versy, but solely by a desire to exhibit,
side by side, the facts and the finding, in
the hope that thereby the truth and j ustice
this matter will prevail.
According to the solemn, deliberate, con-
i:jtA.i inriVmBnt of that iurv. thev find,
" - . ., ' '
. . i a . .i : tV...:,.
as a pni 01 o
verdict, to-wit: "That the responsib dity
for not putting out tne lire at tne ume u.
first made its appearance in the wrecK,
,i 1 . e t ,-vi at.
rests upon - w
the scene of the disaster, and who seemed
have been so overwhelmed by the fear-
f caiamity tnftt they lost all presence of
, . . . -1 , , . 1 . U .. n .
mind, and iaueu touseiue means i
consisting of a steam pump in the pump-
i . .1 it. AMiniiina '1 .w L-a K.ril'
lnH-uouoc, aiiu fcuw uit.ugiu j
hose, whicn migDt nave oeen at-
tached to the steam pump in time to save
This is a-very important and also a very
rfnnin findin?: important, in tnat su
imifih thereof as relates to the loss of life,
the responsibility therefor, and the reason
why are put iortn witn apparem, tiMira
i . . . : I 1. n I tkij Mnntl.
tZ f.' who bv
.ua ii .. nf th HnHinir were bo over-
lucpio.u in ; r ,
whelmed that "aU presence oi minu was
things were not done. i
The open, direct, unequivocal wajr m
J : . . 1 1,..,.,J mic
fonta snrl AviilnnnA. and to trive such per
son a reasonable right to believe it to be
true, while to any person acquainted with
the facts and evidence, this directness and
apparent certainty is a matter ol great sur-
, . M .U V- ilrr
ine conclusion as set lurm iu
section of that finding is, in short, that
those who first arrived at the wreck, by
failure to use certaim means which are
mentioned, are responsible for the loss
As to the number of persons that the
iurv mean to include in "those who were
a , 1 -l,An thai.
tne first t0 arrive," and Upon W
less definite and exact than m the otner
elements nf their findinc. But since they
mention the fire engine "Lake Erie"
one of the means not used, it will do the
jury no injustice, I take it, to presume
that they mean not a less number ol per
sons than would have been required to ef
fectively handle that engine in the deep
snow, that night. As a guide to presuming
this uurnber we have from the evidence
only the testimony of Chief Engineer
Knapp, of the Ashtabula fire department.
H testified of this engine: "It is a large,
strong engine; I think about forty men can
nnFi on t he brakes at once. She s heavy,
u.. .i,a'- .trnnir." I will assume that
she s Strong. 1 win ooouiu .u..
Id have required not less than twenty
l.-ji. .i,j. A,rle that nip-ht.
llieu w . " . ,
iiuinn- thus arranged the subiect under
liauuw ....... b .."..
consideration, I now promise and propose
,.. ., the iurv in reaching tnat
to prove that the jury, in
riArt. or r.neir nnainir auoTc uumwi - -
pressed aud disregarded tbe material facts,
r . y -.a-IaI fA.ts
tnat tne nnding is irom premises iion p1"'
en tint fa selv assumed, tnat it is a i
and not a true finding.
Refore tn-oceedine-. however. I will state
tfiA two fnl lowing tirnuusitions. which
to- into this nroof on mv part, and which
I relv upon as being universally admitted
, hat u0Se couid be attached to a plug, of
wmch plug they had no knowledge, and if
they had no knowledge of it, how does re
touching sponsibility attach to them for not using
. . evidenei, aU show
Vever expected that fire equip
to mtt wnlM he needed at that iron bridge.
by all persons competent to sit in judg
ment upon the action of their fellow men.
First. No person can rightfully be held
responsible for not having done that
which was beyond his power at the time to
Second. No person can rightfully be
held responsible for not using means in the
performance of an unexpected duty, of
which meanste had at the time no knowl
edge, provided this lack of knowledge is
not in consequence of negligence on the
part of such person.
I now offer the proof as promised:
It is a fact, and was in evidence before
the jury in the testimony of George Culley,
captain of hose in the Ashtabula fire de
partment, that the distance from the
wreck to the two fire department cisterns
in the vicinity of the accident, is to the
nearest cistern, 1,200 feet; to the other
cisteru 1,575 feet. This evidence is not
It is a fact, and was in evidence before
the jury, that there was not, at the time of
the accident, anv more than 500 feet of
hose with "Lake trie" engine. There is a
disagreement in the evidence as to the
number oi leet. n-napp testines that "last
fall, the last time he noticed, there was
500 feet;" while Tinley testified that at the
time of the accident there was only zuu
feet. In that part of the finding in which
the jury charge responsibility for a failure
to use "Lake Erie" engine, the material
facts in reference to distance and number
of feet of hose are suppressed and disre
garded. Before finding those men who first
arrived responsible for a failure to use this
means to put out tne nre, i suDtnit, tuey
should have first found at least iOO leet
more hose at their command.
There was no evidence before the jury
that this engine could have been used, pro-
vided there had been hose euough except
at one of the cisterns above referred to. It
may be presumed by some persons tbat it
could have been taken down that steep.
high embankment and used at the creek,
but there was no evidence to show why this
was not done, nor whether it could have
been done, while the following evidence of
Knapp raises a contrary preemption, ue
testifies that he ordered "Protection" en
gine taken down on the flats. He says at
the time of giving this order there were
one hundred or more citizens present. But
Protection engine was not taken down
on the flats. It is a fact, and quite gener
ally known by the citizens of Ashtabula,
J. . . ' A i i c .u :
and also known to at least uve ui tue ia
jurors, tnat "rroiecuou engine is a uiucu
... , i i . : . I i . T 1.
smaller ana ngnter engine mau. umc
Erie." It was in evidence that "Lake Erie"
is larfre and heavy. The verdict of the jury
attaches no blame or responsibility upon
any member of the fire department, except
Luiei .engineer jcuapp, auu upju uuui
the citizens except "those first arriving."
Query: If these hundred men, citizens and
firemen (by the evidence) escape blame at
the hands of the jury for not taking a
small, light engine down on the flats, up
on the order of the chief of the fire depart
ment, how can blame be nghtrully placed
upon those first to arrive, say twenty men,
for not taking, without orders, a large,
heavy engine down the same piace?
Although this is outside the direct evi
dence in reference to using "Lake Erie"
engine, and anticipating what may not
have been oresumed or intended by the
jury at the time of rendering their verdict.
still, since it nas Deen SUggesieu. aner ine
use of the engine at tne cisterns was iouna
to have been impossible, that it could have
heen taken down on the flats, and this sug
gestion traced to a juror, I have made this
digression in order to leave nothiug on this
I will now proceed in the fulfillment of
my promise to show further that the find
ing under consideration is from premise
not proven but falsely assumed. The first
falsely assumed premise is that some one
was responsible for not putting out the
fire when it nrst made its appearance in
the wreck. This proposition may or may
not be true. It is not true if it was beyond
the oowerof those first arriving to do so,
or if they were doing all in their power to
save life in other ways, or if there were no
adequate means to accomplish it, or even
if there were means, provided these persons
had no knowledge ol them, inis proposi
tion ia not onlv not Droven. but is contra
dicted by the facts and evidence, as will
appear directly. The other premise not
nmven hut falselv assumed is embraced in
r . . . . -i- rrii
the iollowing proposition: iu pelw,u,
first arriving at the scene of the disaster
had knowledge that the hose m "Lake
Krift" eneine house could be attached to
the steam pump in the pumping house.
This proposition is not proven by the evi-
DrOD0ition is not proven by the evi-
I Antv t is not only not proven, but pos-
itively denied in evidence before the jury
by e very witness caiieu a 6
hir everv witness called from among
a t- '.-.tnA. Thara a not one ' word of
uramuivmS. ....v.-.- . ,
oriilenefi either direct, circumstantial or
presumptive, that any el tne persons nrst
arriving except one, had any Knowledge
tfttj ein tta pumflg
knowledge that tne nose wun "uniso unu
eniline could be attached to it, is not prov-
I . , - , l 1 V,;0 rlAnia It
m, uui uru. j -
There wag no eTidence before the jury
tW rhi W-k of knowledze on the part of
I 1 1 . , 1-1 ti r. nf t.hft hre nluyr in the
" .k! fi. nl.i in th
: , . ... lV, t,-nr "r.nta
nRU-liwnce on their part. Un the
eontmry, the general and particular tacts
1 iariinr on this matter, as Drouirht to the
(iv 1 - . ,
According to the evidence this fire plug, or
1 it. . A B DnlTlB OT I II M ffj I KWia I.H11 1 1.. 11 o
: . . . ,
nnt in for a basin or fountain, and was un
der the floor of tbe pumping house. From
the fact that it was put in for this purpose,
.lAiifrneH for no other nurrjose. and placed
under the floor, I maintain, in absence
Abilene m the contrary, that members of
h less other
Lake Erie fire company, mnc
citizens, could not be expected, as a matter
of duty, to know or it.
Having thus Dneny prougnt to iew oum
deuce as relate to that part of the jury's
findins nnder consideration, I ask that iu-
- A,ith t
rj, uic u; .
Z:i' i,;i i him bv
wtot pnTcipirofning. .nd 1 what
yum-iyc "" r -t,.f
I t c- w von tril 1IHM1 WDen Yu luuovi nuou
inose who,.as you affi, had lost all
nnxpnim of mind, were responsible for the
loss of human life, by their failure to use
means for its preservation, one of which
means was inadequate, and the other not
Irnown to t.ham i
But atrain. if these men had lost all pres
ence of mind, and this not from any fault
of their own, then to find them responsible
for not using certain means, is snocaingiy
These men. however, did not lose
their presence of mind. An examination
of the evidence shows this element of the
faU like t he rest. Take this gen
eral fact more than one-half of those who
went down with that trnin into the vaney
-A I;-;,, ti,. Although several
them were but little injured, and they help-
1 1 .JflUTlA
BU "IIICI utwariijicio vv, . . r ,
of the injured helped themselves, still
.. m.n ao siimed this veruici were
.. ttc k bv those first to ar-
... - Hhinh onmA
rive, and tne manner
them were rescued irom men p"
siiion was in evidence before this jury.
While not one, perhaps, of these men
r,n,.f..,.tiv cool, vet what they did, and
way they did it, shows that they had
lost all presence of mind. But if further
proof is wanting on this point, let it
found in the fact that these men did
.in at thiit tim one ofthe thinirs that
i ! rf
jury suggest they ought to have done. nad
these men. after arriving at the wreck,
I n: .::mutAnees SUr-
lizine the appalling circumstances
rounding them on all sides,
of help some
oeings in lminetiinwj nt
ih th hmkon timbers, some lying
i - , ... ... u,,;,!
nnnnninimll in tbe Witt's. UK l '!'";
UIICOIIHUIOUS ill w. '.- " . , -
approaching them; others mangled
rl ' . ,6 j .;.,. themselves away
torn, but slowly dragging themselves away
fniin the terrible fire, others struggling
that cold river, with their bleeding, broken
lens in contact wn n raggeu pieces unco,
others lying bleeding in the deep snow,
their clothing wei, oiners swouuou anu
ing in the snow eeing and knowing all
these things; how much there was to do,
how little time to do every minute a life!
Had these men, then arriving and thus
seeing, turned away from the imprisoned,
suffering strangers, and gone for "Lake
Erie" engiue, drawn it to cistern, in that
deep snow, not certain during the time
whether there was hose enough, but cer
tain that scores of human beings were call
ing for, and in pressing need of help; but
yet they place the engine, run out the
nose, only to find after ten or twenty min
utes, that 500 feet of hose would not reach
1,200 feet ; had they done this left a cer
tainty to chase an uncertainty the loss of
their presence of mind would not be ques
tioned by me, and probably it wjuld not
have been found by the jury.
In this false and unrighteous arraign
ment by the jury, for loss of life, they in
clude by the very terms of their finding
inst. exactly all those, except Dasseneers.
who aid save any lives mat mgut. j. ney
include men who, to save life, put their
own in peril. They include men who were
strangers in the place. They include old
. , l 1 UL TT'U ; I 11
nun and men in ieeoie neaiiu. uue on
those whom they do include were unwill
ing to let a human life go out without put
ting forth their utmost enorts to save it
this jury, disregarding the facts and evi
dence, find those who were the first to ar
rive, the only ones, aside from the railroad
company, responsible for the loss of human
Against this finding there is a general
protest by those who know the facts in the
case. ine evidence protests against tnis
finding. The facts known to the jury and
many of the citizens here protest against
it. Reason likewise crotests. Justice, more-
over, nrotest. and finallv. in behalf of all
these, comes a protestation from Truth.
m, " - l . 1
There is no acquiescence in it save by those
persons who do not know the facts, and
Ashtabula, O., March 14, 1877.
ON THE WING—BY HANK.
STONY CREEK WAREHOUSE,
SUSSEX Co., VA., Mar. 12, '77.
Left Washington at 8 a. m., bound for
Richmond via. Gordonsville, It was at
II.. J - V. r A-cr ea (L. .fFuita of
A1CUUUIUI wucre A Ul on uic tuvv
. .... .. , x
war. Here a Deautltui national cemetery
is laid out, over which the national colors
float After passing many familiar towns,
the train stopped at Manassas, and near
.wtl,. BlW.,n Karti. w., wiit.
Breastworks are still visible in a great
many places. The country is not inviting
in any sense; even the railroads are great
ly behind the times; the station buildings
are very much like toll-gates along the old
plank road to Jefferson. After leaving
Gordonsville I expected to find a better
farming country, but instead of that, a
more desolate and poverty stricken land
can hardly be found ; small, sickly looking
pines oaks are risible the greater part of
the way ; the soil has the appearance of pale
tan-bark, and is, I judge, about as produc
tive for raising crops. At Hanover Junc
tion and Court House, I was pointed out
the position of the two armies, and further
on was the Chickabominy Swamp, within a
few miles of Richmond, where McClellan
displayed his soldierly qualities in digging
the bottom out of the swamp, and crying
for more men. As the train approached
the Capitol of the Confederacy long lines
of earthworks and rifle pits were visible
though fame had leveled some and covered
them over with green turf. The city is
now reached at 4: 30 p. m. The buildings
on the outskirts are almost wholly given
up to the negro population, where, in
northern cities, the Irish dwell and nour-
ish. I took quarters at Ford's HoteL near
the State Heuse, and I improved what day
light was left in visiting it and the other
points of interest. The State House is s
rather small, old fashioned building; in the
rotunda is Washington, cut in marble; on
the base is a patriotic sentiment; of course
this was inscribed before the average Vir
ginia Democrat was born. Outside, in the
Capitol grounds, another life-size statue of
Washington on horse back, presenting
very good appearance; near by is another
statue that of Stonewall Jackson, of Con-
federate notoriety. In less than a year the
dtizeM of Eiehmond intend to erect one to
I . . . T . ,L 1.
I tne memory oi uen. uee, in me same para.
The. next place was liibby Tison, down on
Crosb gtreef near the river. It is being
used for the same purpose as before the
r tne same purpose o
tobacco factory and warehouse. As
. 7. .nn in namn
I gazed upon its walls, and in the damp
cellar below, a feeling of sadness stole up
on me. and it was hard to shake off.
need not tell you why, for my Democratic
friends would accuse me of rekindling the
old fire of sectional hatred. The old sign
of "Libby Prison" is still nailed to one cor
ner of the building, in large Roman let
ters, and the iron grates across the win
dows still remain. Castle thunder, another
Yankee prison, is but a short distance off,
but I did not visit it. Up town, on a fine
lookine street, u the building in which
Jeff Davis resided during the "late un
pleasantness. It is a large, roomy build
ing, but now the sign over the door says
The city, on the whole, is a good looking
one. The older portion oi it lnaiuatea mat
manv of the buildings were built a hun
dred years ago. Business is not very bnsK
but business men are now looking for
i ma.,h.w - c
better times, since the Presidential ques-
tion has been settled. Leaving Richmond
at 7 a. m., it was not long before I was
Petersburg. The mine which Gen. Burn-
side touched off during the war, is yet pre
served by the owner of the land, who
. . . . i i
charges ZD cents admission to uie grouuus.
From this he
nas reaiizeu, ii i
fortune. The short stop here
would not admit of any rambling about the
city, so I came on to this place, 22 miles
Ulnm n the, Welrion railroad. Here
found mr friend Samuel Pickett you
know Sam? He is lord of the fowl and the
brute, and his right there is none to dis
pute. He lives in a nouse wnicu m ante
bellum days was occupied as the residence
of a slave-driver. Hard by are negro dwell
ings; most of them are occupied by ne-
A-roes now tilling the soil on shares, prin
cipally. The residence of Sam is of the
ancient order of architecture put together
by nails made by hand, and the siding
sawed out by a whip-saw. Sam says "tell
my friends that my house is abundantly
cool in the winter, and sufficiently warm
.i,a A,n,A. " ThA Unrl hereabouts, 1
forced to sav. is rich and valuablt
kAt in th StAtA excent the Shenandoah
Valley. I never saw finer fields or better
soil to work than this. The productiveness
of the soil is good, they all say; water,
fruit and olimate unequaled. The offset
is high railroad tariffs, occasionally a chill;
churches aud schools scarce. Bulldozing
is below par, and northern men cannot
better than to look at this part of Virginia.'
Land from $4 to 15 per acre, all ready
the plow. Two negroes raised 'last
2,000 bushels of corn and a bales of cotton,
... mu .
chiefly pine, oak and the gum tree; as
- - ....... . , fnr
game, one oiu nuuter .i y
oming Co., N. Y.. with 230 worth of furs,
Hu fc ot beaver, otter, mink,
&o. I shall bid adieu to the old cabin
The Triumph of Art in Railroad
Year bv Tear we note the footsteps oi
progress in many directions. In no direc
tion is progress more palpable than in the
facilities offered the railroad traveler of the
present day. Looking back but a iew
years, we can see the toiling snail-like ad
vance made day by day by the emagraut's
wagon, as it was slowly but surely drawn
toward sundown by the patient ox, or the
slowly moving farm horse; then came the
old-fashioned stage coach; following close
ly, we had the canal packet; then the
steamer on the lakes and rivers; then the
locomotive engine and the stage like car.
Now ! the palatial coacn, and more wan
palatial drawing-room and sleeping-car.
Yet, not satisfied with these, that marvel
of mammoth western corporations, tuem-
& North-western Itauway, as we
stated some weeks ago, has developed hotel
cars that will, for elegance, usefulness and
real comfort, eclipse everytning oi mc amu
that has been hitherto placed in service on
any road. Some of our readers seem te
have some doubts about the merits of hotel
cars, or their superiority over the so-cailed
dining car, that is run lor a few miles on
some roads. "I am not sure about that,
aaiil one nf nnr friends. &s he had finished
mhu in tr our first article about these hotel
coaches that are to be run on the Omaha
and California line of the Chicago & North-
U'vator, Railway. "1 am not so sure a
,iM pare tn take mv dinner in any car,
no matter how much like a palace, while it
was running at the rate of forty miles an
hour." It is a saying, "mat tue lamer j
run t he safer." W hy, last June it win oe
remembered, that tnis road nauiea irom
cv,iro-o to Council Bluffs, in less than ten
h.,rc th new celebrated "Jarrett and
Palmer Train." Oa that tram was a notei
car. not as large, with less wheels under it.
poorer springs, and in -no way as strong
and easy for riding in as these new cars are
to be, and yet, Mr. Jarrett said, "wnue on
the Chicago & North-Western line, run
ning at an average rate oi mty miies an
hour, we took our breakfast as comfortably
as we would at Delmonico's, in New York. '
It is well known that the Chicago &
North-Western Railway is built over the
most favorable line as to grades that could
be found between Chicago and the Missouri
wivor with hut few curves: its track is
mnstlv of heavy steel rail, gravel ballasted,
Jw.v it. nerrr.anence
, i:,ilt. ;t ;g I smooth as a floor; all
,ts cars strong, with plenty of wheels under
them, and with springs so adjusted that
the usual "bouncing aad oscillation is re-
,li,r.I tn the minimum. We observed last
week that in an ordinary car the side mo
tion and rising and falling of the car was
less than half an inch, and sometimes
scarcely perceptible. We believe it will
be found that a person will sit in these ho
tel cars and eat or write as comfortably as
he could at his desk or table at nome; mis
we choose to call the triumph of art in rail
way travel. ....
We leran that this new line of notei cars
is being pushed to completion as fast as the
full forceof workmen in the Pullman shops
can do it. We shall be certain to see tfiem
in a few weeks.
Cedar Rapids Republican, Feb., 1877.
DR. EASTON'S INFATUATION.
Love at First Sight, but in a New Form
—Another Remarkable Phase of City
Life—An Afternoon and Evening Adventure.
At about ten minutes past three
o'clock yesterday afternoon a dark
featured, middle-aged gentleman
stepped into the office of the Penn
sylvania Railroad Company, at
Spring street and Broadway, and
bean a pleasant conversation with
one of the clerks. He was tall and
weii.pr0pOrtioned, and had the air of
a gouthem gentleman of leisure.
jje wa8 neatly, perhaps stylishly,
grossed in a dark suit, with long
flowing spring overcoat, and on his
head was a fashionable silk nat mat
was heavily draped in crape. His
face was full and ruddy, and he
wore elegantly trimmed side whis
kers and an auburn moustache that
drooped over the corners of his
mouth, lie said tnat ne was irom
New Orleans, and that he desired to
purchase a ticket for Mobile, witn
sleeping accommodations for nis
As the man stood leaning against
the rail of the clerk's desk, the
street door opened and a fine look
ing Irishwoman entered, Deanng in
her arms an infant not more than
ten or twelve months old. The wo
. , i
man was poorly dressed, and over
the head of the little one was spread
a worn and faded stripped shawl
Advancing to the rail by the side of
tbe clerk tbe woman said that she
was looking for employment, that
she was a chorewoman, ana had
worked at scrubbing floors in the
building adjoining, the railroad office.
Before the clerk could reply, the
dark, Southern gentleman smiled at
the babe, and it laughed and crowed
and stretched its arms toward him.
"That is a fine child," tbe man
said, "a very beautiful child; I wish
it was mine. Won't you give it to
"I don't know what to tell you,
the mother replied, half laughing.
"You wouldn't take it, would
rf V , 1 . 1 .,
"les, 1 would, was me rarurei
answer, "1 will take it, now n y
,;n in mo havn it. Come here, lit
. , , . ,
tie one," the man said, reaching out
The mother, half doubtingly and
fnnvino- that the eentleman was in
jest, gave her babe to him, and looked
at ths man witu uieaec a-c tko uc
tnRpd it in his arms and kissed
and talked coaxingiy to it or His
uleasant home in the South.
"You'll come with me, won't you?"
the mau said and then turned toward
The mother laushed as he petted
nor V,oLa urati-hpii him SS he
naiiRnii for a second at the door and
directed the attention of the child
tn th pndless line of carriages and
Ti,.nlA in the crowded street. Sud
denly he lifted the infant to his
shoulder, and hastily opening the
door darted out into the street. He
paused as he looked up the street
for a second, and then darted into
the stream of passing vehicles. He
auicklv crossed the pavement to the
west side of Broadway, aud was lost
in the hurrying multitudes on the
The mother, bewildered, and hard
ly conscious that she was being rob
bed of her child, stood smiling for a
miuute, and then, with a wild cry
darted to the door. She ran luto
the street, calling her little one by
namt. and theti ran up the sidewalk
Near Prince street she encountered
a woman with a little cirl, and hur
ri..lli7 and easrerlv asked them
whether they had seen a dark faced
mau passing with a little child. Ihe
mother said that she had not, but
the little trirl answered "Yes," and
added that the man with the child
had i list oassed them hurrying on
wilh the babe on his arm. The
mother ran on faster than before
and at Houston street found an
officer of the Broadway squad, who
said that he had just passed an el
derly gentleman with a child on
his arm. The officer explained that
he had taken tbe gentleman to be an
officer of the Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Children, as he
was so elegantly dressed and the
child was so filthy and poorly clad.
I bat was my baby, the woman
cried, and she sped on with fly
ing garments and disordered hair.
Soon she was lost in the crowd, and,
excited and bewildered, she uncon
sciously retraced her steps down
broadway until she found herself
again in front of the Pennsylvania
llailroad office at Spring street She
ran into the office, and to the clerk
who had sold the ticket to the ab
ductor of her child, crying, "Oh, my
God, my God, what will his father
say when he hears of this?"
The clerks, Mr. William Hoffman
and Mr. Joseph Hyer, tried in vain
to comfort the poor mother, and at
length she ran wildly into the Po
lice Central Office, and after she
had told her story, Detective
Jere Wood was assigned to investi
gate the case. It was ascertained at
the railroad office that the gentleman
had purchased a through ticket for
Mobile by the Pennsylvania road,
and was intending to start by the
six o'clock train.
The detective and the woman, who
called herself Mrs. Annie Welsh, xof
56 South Fitfh avenue, went to the
Jersey City depot of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad to await the arrival of
the man who had stolen her 'child.
The clerks at the railroad office de
scribed the strange Southern man
as strongly resembling CoL Sinn of
the Brooklyn Park Theatre.
At about 7 o'clock last eveniner, aa
Inspector McDermott was smoking
at his leisure in his office,- a dark
faced man enterred, and said, with
some excitement, that be supposed
the whole police force of New York
was on the search for him. He said
that he was a New Orleaua merchant,
and that he and his wife and six
children were boarding in "a Broad
way hotel. He told the story of the
ticket office as it is recited above,
and added tbat he took the babe
home to his wife, and sent down
town and bought clothes for it at a '
cost of $50.
As the gentleman said this a shuf
fling noise was heard in the corridor,
and Detective Wood and Mrs.
Welsh entered the inspector's office.
As soon, as the woman canght
sight of the gentleman's face she ex
claimed: "Yes, that's him, that's
him, I know him; he stole my child,"
and 6he ran toward him.
- "Hold on," the Inspector said, and
the woman was quieted, and the
gentleman finished his story. He
said that he bad six children, all
bright and handsome, but that the
moment that he saw the woman's
infant he fell in love with it.
"If you have so many children,
what do you want of another?" the
puzzled inspector inquired:
"Well, 1 11 tell you," was the re-
plv. "It is jnst this. You see, I've
ben married about twenty-seven
years, and I've wished and prayed
for a light-complexioned child, but
none came to me. There were chil
dren with dark complexions, dark
eyes, and black hair, all that I want
ed; but no iair-taced girls and boys.
The feeling grew upon me, and I'd
have given anything for a pair of
blue eyes in a child. When I saw this
child to-day and looked at it, I- was
nearly wild, and 1 asked for it and
took it away. I intend to do well
for it if the mother will allow me to
hold it as she said she would."
After the story had been finished,
the ' inspector asked the woman
whether it was true, and she quietly
answered "Yes!" and then added
that she could not let the baby go.
She said that her husband was a la
borer, that he had been out out of
work for many months, and that ne
was at his sister's in Poughkepsie
now, looking for work. She feared
his great displeasure if she should
o-ive away the little babe, which
is one of only two children.
"I ll tell you what to do." Inspec
tor Mc Dermott said; "you go home
and think it over, and if you can de
cide to part with the baby, you
meet the gentleman at his hotel at
ten o'clock to-night and let him
know." Mrs. Welsh thereupon
went to her dingy room in South
The clerk of the Tremoht House
said last evening; "A gentleman,
Dr. Easton of New Orleans, has
been stopping here for two or three
weeks, and his children are running
all over the hotel. I heard of his
child stealing this afternoon, and I
can't understand what he wants of
any more boys or girls; but the fact
is. he is more than insane on the
subject of blue eyea cnuoren.
Dr. Easton has letters of reference
from the most influential merchants
and other citiiens of Mobile and
Mrs. Anuie Welsh called at the
Tremont House at a little' past ten
o'clock, and was conducted to the
elegant apartments of the Easton
family. She recognized her babe
with smiles and tears, and said tnas
she could not surrender it. Dr.
Easton and wife parted with the in
fant with regret. Ihe doctor nas a
supply of small clothes that he U
to sell at a liberal discount
Life—An Afternoon and Evening Adventure. N. Y. Sun.
The Emperor of Braiil pnt
early part of February in Naples,
where he was as rapid in his move
ments and indefatigable in his labors
as during his visit to this country.
On one day he began his work at 6
in the morning by giving an audi
ence to the sou of a deceased sculp
tor, formerly a resident of Brazil.
After breakfast he visited three stu
dios, the Botanical Gardens, and the
Uuiversity. Thence ha weut to the
meeting of the Alpine Club, finish
ing the evening by seeing Hamlet
performed at the theater. His wife,
a Neapolitan princess by birth, spent
the greater part of the same day ia
praying at the tomb of her Bourbon
ancestors. Dom Pedro is iudeed a
wonder. None of his ancestors for
some generations back were noted
for talent, while he excels in many
departments of science and litera-
ture, and has practical common sense
as well as learning.