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-LA HPWI WftlR A PIP! AB Independent in all things. S2 in .Advance J AS. REED & SOIST, Publishers. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1877. Whole Number 1425. Vol. XXVIII, No. 17. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MERCHANTS. THOS. ST. BOOTH. General Dealer In Dry Goods. Groceries, Crockery and tilaaa-w-ire. Boots and Shoe. Keady-Made Cloto- lDt; Hats 8Dd Caps. TohaoCK and cit-am. and evervthine a family needs to eat or wear. North Main street, Ashtabula, late H. C. TOTIBES & CO., (H. C. Tom be, L. . RK-k wei I A. C. Tonihej Wholesale and Kelail Dealers in Groceries and Provision. Fruius and Grain ; AsenU for American and Vnion Eiprewi Companies and Cleveland Herald, Main street, Ashtabula, O. ! A. H. & K. W.SAVAGR, Dealers In Cnoie KaiuilvGroriesn'l Provision; also, pare Confectionery, and the finest brands of To bacoo and Cigars. Ll 8. B. HELL, Produce and Commission Merchant for the purchase and sale of Wext " ern Reserve Butter Cheese and Dried Fruit, Main street, Ashtabula, Ohio. tU CAKLISLB St TI LER, Dealers in Fancy and staple Dry Goods. Family Grocerlfls and Crockery. Willaru New Block, Ashtabula, . Ohio. lw (ILKSV Sc. FERRT, Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery and Glassware, next door nort h of Fisk House, Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. im J. . FAULKNER SO. Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Flour, Feed, foreign and Domestic Fruits, bait. Fish, Piaster, Water-Li me. Seeds, to, ilain street, Ash tabula, Ohio. W. BKDHKAD, Dealer in Floor, Pork Hams. Lard, and all kinds of Fish; also all kinds of Family Groceries, Fruit and Con- feetionery, Aie anu wuictuc mo. Li. H. L. MOB BISOX, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and i-boes. Hats, Caps, Hardware, Crovkery, Books, Paints, Oils, JHKAX CLABK, Dealers in Produce, Coal, Lime, and and Water-Lime, Rock Creek Station, Ohio. -im-l M DRUGGISTS. D. D. 1WATTESO, Druggist and.Statlon er. Main SU, Ashtabuia, O., dealer in Drui:, Medioines and Chemicals, and Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. Ph.VB1 ciMn'fi nrenoriutiona a BDecialty. BIARTI1 nKWBCHRf, Druggist and Apothecary, and General Dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Wines and Liquors for medical purposes. Fancy and Toilet Goods Main street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, Ohio. CHARLES E. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer In Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, Perfumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, Coffee, tipices. Flavoring Extracts, Pa tent Medicines of ev iry description. Paints, lives, Varnishes, Brt ihes. Fancy Soaps, Hair Oils. c., all of which will be sold at the low est price. Prescriptions prepared with suit able care. 1UM5. GEORGE WILLARD, Dealer in Hard ware, Saddlery, Nulls, Iron, riteel, Drujrs, Medicines, Paint. Oils, Dyestutfs, Ac Main street, Ashtabula. Ohio. !). HOTELS. a - i FISK HOUSE Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field, Proprietor. An Omnibus running to and from every train of cars; also a good Livery Stable kept in connection with this House to convey passengers to every point. 1251 DENTISTS. "' D. E. KELLET. D. D. 8.,'successor rVT- f S. W. Nelson, Main street, Aslita, bula,"bliio. '87 ,i ' it. p. E. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula, Ohio. Office Centre street, between Main and Park. UH3 W. T. WALLACE, D. D. S. Ashtabula, Ohio, is prepared to attend to ail operations in nis -- proiession. Office and Resi- denoe on Elm street. Office hours from 9 to Li51 5. " MANUFACTURERS. Q. c. CliLLE, Manufacturer of lath. Rid ing, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, &c. Plaining, AiaijCnLuK, UOUC UU UlC shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo site the Upper Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. 140 HART CDT, Dealer in Granite and Mar ble Monuments, Grave Stones, Tablet, Man tele, Grates, &c. Building Stone, Flagging , tl ICurbing cut to order. Yard on -Centra ' Btreet. ' ; 1-M ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. W. H. HUBBARD, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law. Office roomy Haskell's Block. Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court of the Statu, and in the District and Circuit Courts of the United States SIIKRvf A ic SON, Attorneys and Coun sellors at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac tice In the Court of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga. 1043 Labas s. Sherman. TJohn H. Bhebmas. EDWARD H. FITCH, Attorney and Counsellor at Law and Notary Public, Ash tabula, Ohio. Special attention given to the Settlement of Estates, and to Conveyancing " and Collecting; also, to all matters arising under the Bankrupt Law. 1143 CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. . lut5 B. B. LEONARD, Attorney at Law Jeffer son, Ohio. Office in the Smalley Block I;)ti2 E. A. WRIGHT, Real Estate and Insur- anoe Agent, and Notary and Justice of the Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., O. ly-iar4 LUMBER YARDS. WALTON Sc TALBERT, Manufacturers of and Dealers in all grades of Saginaw Lum- ber Lath and Shingles; also, mouldings ni all descriptions. 12SH HARDWARE, &c. GEO. V. HCRBtKD CO., Dealers In Hardward, Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves. Tin plate.Sheet Iron, Copper and Zinc, and Man- ' ufHcturer8ofTin,Sheet Iron andCopperware, Flsk's Block, Ashtabula. Ohio. HSJ5 PHYSICIANS. DR. E. L. KING, Physician and Surgeon; office over Wlloox Store. I have a com plete set of Dr. Hadaeld's Equalizers, with the exclusive right of Ashtabula county. Physicians are respectfully invited to call and examine the instruments. Office hours from 10 a. m to 1 p. nx. Residence south of St. peter s cnurcn. 14JU II. H. BARTLETT, M. D.,Homa?patlilst. Special attention given to diseases of women and children. Office hours from 11 A. M., to 8 P.M., and from 7 to 8 P.M. Old office, Main viler;!!, abu wu in cfe, vuii. aji 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, li to 12 A. M., and 7 to S P.M. tf-12S9 PR. P. DE1CH.TI AN, Physician and Sur geon, having located himself In Ashtabula, respeciiuuy tenders nis services loinecin- ens of Ashtabula and Tloinity, Dr. P. Deichman speaks the German and English languages fluentiy. His office and residence is InSmith'snew block, Centrestreet. 1M FOUNDRIES. TINKER GREGORY, Manufacturers of Stoves Plows and Columns, Window Caps aDd Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Shoes, fcc. Phoenix Foundry, Ashta- PAINTERS. - A. W. KYLE,, House and Sign Painters, Graining, Paper Hanging and Glazing : Kal- Bomlnine and Wail Pint.inir a inMialiv 2Ht) Woodland Avenue, Cleveland Olilo. All orders promptly attended to, and work exe cuted in tne neatest manner. 1307 ARCHITECTS. DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur veyor, Architectural and Mechanical Draughtsman. Office In pierce and Red- bead s Block, Asntaonia, unio. 1420 M. 11. BLACKBURN. Architect: Office No. 8, Perkin s Block; residence, 82 Euclid Avenue, cieveiana, unio. mn CABINET WARE. JOHN DUCRO, Manufhcturerofand Deal er in Furnit ure of the best descriptions, auJ every variety; also, General Underuuter and Manufacturer of Coffins to order; Main street, north of South Public Square, Ash tabula, Ohio. Kl JEWELERS. GEO. W. DICKINSON, Jeweler; Repair ing of all kinds of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry; Store in Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. PUBLIC HALLS. TONE'S OPERA HALL, Orwell, Ashta tabula Co., Ohio, on the line of A. Y. & P. railroad; refitted, with stage and scenery, will seat 500, and is ready to rent to traveling troupes. RE. STONE, Proprietor. 130M HARNESS MAKER. P. C. FORD Mannfarturer and T)enler In baddies. Harness, Bridles, Collars, Trunks, Whips, Ac, opposite Fisk House. Ashta bula. Ohlo 1015 PHOTOGRAPHERS. BtAKF.Sl EK A nOORE, Photograph ers and lealers in Pictures, EnscravintES. Chrome. Ac; bavin? a lare-e supply o( M'ul(!incs of variouti desoriptions, are pre pared to frame anything in the Picture line at short notice and in the best style. JOB PRINTERS. J ATI Kt REED HON, Plain and Orna mental Printers and General Stationers. Specimens of Printing and prices for the same sent on application. Office corner Main and Spring street, Ashtabula, O. Hi) MISCELLANEOUS. 197 BIILDING LOTA FOR SALE!! Iealer in Water-Lime, Stucco, Land IMas ter. Real Estate and Loan Agent. Ashtabula Depot. 1LW WM. HLMPHKEY. J. SUM. BL YTH, Agent for the Liverpool, Londo Globe insurance Co. Cash Assets over ' j,(.tiM Gold. In the 17. S. S3,tw,ti. Stoc: jolders also personally liable i'liI3 BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ERIE RAIL WAY. Abstract Time Table adopted Jan. 29th 1877. PULLMAN'S best Drawing-room nH Sleeping Coaches, combining al! modern improvements, are run through without change from Rochester Bnfialo, burpDsion Bridge, Nissara Falls. Cincinnati, Chicago and Detroit to New York, making direct con necting with all lines of foreign and coastwise Bteamers, and also witn Sound steamers and railway lines for Boston and New England cities. Uoiel dinning cars from Chicago to New York. No. 8. I No. IS. No. 4. STATIONS. N.Y Atlantic Night Express.: Express Express. Dunkirk L've. TosTm Salamanca " 8 25 - Clifton " 4 SO A TOO-71" T"25f Sosp, Bridge.... - 4 80 " 2 10" 7 85" Niagara Falls.. .. " 4 85 6 " 7 J Buffalo " 6 15 " J 50 jlO 15 " Attica..... " T30 " 4 10 '" U SO - Portage S Horneilsville.... " t8 50 - t i S6 " 18AM Addison 46 7 45 " i 85 " Rochester 00 " P " Avon " 55 - 4 , - I Bath " 06 " 46 - Corning " i'oOS " 8 10 - 80011 Elnura Arr. 10 88 " 8 40 l a " Warerlj... " 11 14 " 9 3 - 4 15 - Owego.. 11 46 AM 18 04 " IM " Binghamton ... " IS 86 p 10 58 5 48 " Great Bend IS 58 " 11 " 8asquehan'a.... tl 08 " 114 - t8 88 " Deposit " 1 58 " 115 i J - Hancock.... " OS" 15 - 8 01 " Lackaw'xen " 4 04 " 10 08a M Honesdaie " 5 40 j t Mf PortJerris " 4 45 " 8 88 "IiOSSah Middletown " 6 8X " 4 40 - ;11 46 Goshen " 'IS 01 r Patterson " 7 08 ' " 6 87 " 1 84 " gewark " 7 48 ' 7 80 " 8 05 " Jemer City 7 48 " 7 05 " " " New York ' 7 55 T n 7 85 a m' It Boston " 6 15a 4 45 r Mj'O 45 fslo. t Meal Scations. Ask for tickets by way of Erie Railway IIA CI,1C Dll .ill. yii -' N. Y. Abstract Time Table adopted Jan. 29th 1877. L. S, & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION From and after Dec. 10th, 1876. Passenger OOIIJO WEST. GOING KAST. No.2.W. FU No. 1.1 W. Ft. 8TATIOSS. AM 7 20 7 24 7 29 7 40 7 47 754 8 15 8 20 8 81 8 47 8 55 8 58 0 08 0 15 9 23 9 33 9 .50 9 58 10 07 10 23 10 34 10 44 11 00 11 10 11 18 11 30 11 83 2 30 P M PI 2 20 2 15 2 12 2 02 1 56 1 50 1 82 1 26 1 15 12 59 12 55 12 46 12 85 12 27 12 13 12 tig 11 55 11 27 11 19 11 04 10 54 10 44 10 24 10 14 10 08 9 .54 9 50 7 15 AW Oil City East.. Junction tOil City West Reno Run Franklin Summit Polk iRaymilton Sandy Lake.... Stoneboro..... Branch.... Clark I Hadley Salem Amasa Jamestown... Turner . Simon 1 Andover Leon Dorset Jefferson Greggs Plymouth Centre Street.. Ashtabula Pittsburgh 6 00 6 24 6 40 6 55 7 45 8 20 8 45 9 22 10 10 10 20 10 4 11 07 12 13 12 23 1 10 1 28 1 47 2 211 2 42 3 04 8 40 5 30 5 06 4 51 4 40 3 34 3 18 2 50 2 07 1 57 1 20 12 50 12 27 11 45 11 35 11 10 10 27 10 07 9 30 8 48 8 25 7 49 "7 12 645 4 16 '4'45 P K A X Telegraph Stations. --- -- Paaienger fare at the rate of S cents per mile to way stations counted in even half dimes. From and after Dec. 10th, 1876. Passenger ASHTABULA. YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE Nov. 126, 18T6. Going South. Going North. Ex. 1 Ac m stations. tx. iac m am (7 30 7 40 7 45 tS OU 8 08 8 18 8 27 8 37 8 40 8 50 p m jl 30 1 20 1 15 tl 04 12 58 12 48 12 38 12 28 12 25 12 15 12 03 11 55 11 50 Harbor UB.1M.S, Crossing ...Asntaouia .Munson Hill.... . .. Austinburgh Eagievuie...... Hock Creek., .. Rome New Lyme. Orwell ..Bloomfield Oakneld Bristol ville ....Champion A. 4 G. W. R. R. Cr. ..Warren. Miles Girard Brier Hill Youngstown Allegheny . ....Pittsburgh 9 02 9 10 9 14 t 27 37 til 35 11 23 am p m 8 30 16 9 4t! 10 OU 10 LS 6 10 6 23 11 02 10 .VI tlO 2i tlO 42 10 30 2 SO 6 50 10 00! tlf 30 7 25 7 15 am 7 45 4 35 4 25 p m 2 30i p m All m trains daily except Sundavs. F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. LAKESHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. R. GOING WEST. Special St. Louis Express leaves Buffalo at 10:05 p. m , Erie 12:40 a. m.,. Ashtabula 1:46, and arrives at Cleveland at 3:15 a. m. Special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at 12:45 a. tn.. Erie 8:25 a. m.. Ashtabula 4:30. and arrives at Cleveland at 6:00 a. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut at 6:05 a. m., Anthoy tfcll, Klngsville 6:21, Ash tabula 8:33, Saybrook 6:43 Geneva 6:53. Puinet ville 7:28, and arrives at Cleveland fc5 a. m." Toledo Express leaves Buffalo at 6:45a. m., Erie 10:20, Conneaut 1132, Am boy , Klngs ville 11:38, Ashtabula 11:50 p.m., saybrook 12:00 Geneva 12:10, Painesville 12:44, and arrives at Cleveland at 2:00 p. m. Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:45 p. m., Erie 3:53, Ashtabula 5:15, Painesville 6:0o, and arrives at Cleveland at 7:10 p. m. Erie Accommodation leaves Buffalo p. in., Erie 4:00 p. m., Conneaut 5K(lAshtabula 5:33, Saybrook o:44, Geneva 5:51, Painesville 6:32, and arrives at Cleveland at 7:35 p. m. GOING EAST. Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30 a. ml, Painesville 8:20, Ashtabula 9:05, Conneaut0:28, Erie 10:20, and arrives at Buffalo at LiO p. m. Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland, at 11:15 a. m., Painesville 12:27, Ge neva 1:04 p. m., Saybrook 1:18. Ashtabula 1:30, Klngsville 1:44, Amboy L54. Conneaut 2:02, Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. m. Chicago and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve land at 2:45 p. m., Painesville 8:31, Ashtabula 4:13, Erie 5:25, and arrives at Buffalo at 8:10 p. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., Painesviile5:59, Geneva 6:38, Say brook 6:48, Ashtabula 7:00, Klngsville 7:13, Am boy 7:23, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m. Special New York Express leaves Cleveland at 10:05 p. m., Painesville 10:56, Ashtabula 11:45 Erie 1:05 a, iru, and arrives at Buffalo at 4:00 a. m. .Trains run by Columbus time. J. M. WILCOX, Has opened a new and well selected stock Foreign & Domestic Cloths CASIMERES AND TESTINGS. and SHIRTS, COLLARS, TIES, SUSPENDERS, HANDKERCHIEFS and everything usually kept in a first class Mer chant Tailoring Establishment. On Main Street. next door to Newberry's drug store. PRICES BELOW COMPETITION. Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere tri87 Hides & Peltries. T1 HE Subscribers are smone the a. heaviest dealers in this section r ti.o State, in Hides, Peltries Ac, of every descrlp lon, together with Tallow, and pay the Hlgbest Market Prices, In Cash. Persons having any number' of Hides, Deacon-skins, peltries and mm. Tal low, or Glue Scraps, may communicate with this firm and they will be waited upon for the same and purchase effected without trouble to mem. A. a WILCOX. Rock Creek, Oct. 27th, 1878. , 140 Wfl We will start you In business you can make sso a week wlth TVff ,Wl7V out capital; ensy and respecta- aj a .pie for either sex. M. A. Young, Something Every Poultry Ralaer Needs. Oowdeyft Co's infallible cure and preven tion ofcholeraln poultry, and gapes in young chickens. Try a bottle, price 75 cents. Sent to any address. Liberal discount to the trade. Ag -nis wanted. Depot 12o3 Filbert Hreet, - lyi:f7 SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE . 1011 CATAESH. neeta the w'U of thousands. GrntUmrn .-We have sold Saxford ' Radical CuKis for nearly one year, and cn s.-- caDtlliliy that we never sold a similar preparaf.i! that gave such universal ,ltMa-...iu. vi e .ve to learri he Brst complaint yet Wearelml it :kt hi i! "f rvC ommeiumig pateut mceic ns. '-m your pri-para-tioi- mcuie Uic waul 01 uiuuniu'."'. :t I wc think those afflicted ehnuld he convinced of it great me: t. so that their suffering will be re..eved. W e have -leen in the drug business for the past twelve jtars constantly, and sold everTthing for Cttarrn. bot vou. s leads' all the rest. If yoo see proper yon "can use t!,i letter or any part 0 '" you wish. Y.rr trnlr vonrs, 8 D. BALD VI IN CO. Wholesale and'Retail Dealers in Urngs. Books and Stationery. Washington, lad.. Feb. 83, ib. iREATLT AFFLICTED. ITrtm J- O. BoMvorth & Co Dmra-.Gen-thmen.l take pleasure la recommending San ford'e Radical Core for Catarrh to all who ate af flicted with this disease. I was greatly afficted with it (or a long time and cared it with two bot tles of the above Core. About a year afterwards I was again taken with Catarrh quite severely, and immediately sent for another bottle, which fixed me all right, giving me lelief 1mm t firs' dose. I am confident thu this remedy will do all that is claimed for it, and more too. Wishing yoo success in its introduction. I am very truly yonrs, A. W. SMITH. Denver, Oct. 4th, 18T5. of Mnilh fc Doll. ' Bach package contains Dr San ord's Improved In sating Tube, with fall directions for bm is all ca w,- Price $1.00. For vale by all wholesale ana retail druggists throughout the United States. WEEKS A POTTER, General Agents and Whole sale Druggists, Boston. LAME BACK! AND Rheumatism. CURED BY OLLINS' PLASTERS- Afawra. Weeks & Potter, Gentlemen One year ago I was seized with a sevre attack of Rheu matism in my right hip, to which I was subject. 1 tried the varions liniments and rheumatic cures without the least benefit, when my sou. a drug, gist, suggested one of your Collins' Voltaic Plas ters. The effect was almost magical, for, to my gratefnl surpise. I was almost immediately well again, and was able to work upon my farm as usu al, wheras, before the application of the Plaster 1 coold do nothing, and every step gave me pain. Afewaeeke ago. one year from the first attack, the disease returned, but I am u.appy to say the second plaster proved as efficacious as the first, and 1 am now well. : My wife wishes me to add that one plaster has cured her of a very lame back. We think there is nothing in the world of reme dies that can compare with Collins' Voltaic Plas ters for Rheumatism and lame Back, and cheer filly recommend them to the suffering. Yours very respectfully. ROBERT BURNS. Orland, Me., June 6th, 1876. NOT A QUACK NOSTRUM. - Qeatlemen. 1 kerehy certify that for several years past I save used "be Yoltaie plasters injmv practice' ai.d "have never known IheniloTall in speedy relief in those cases for which they are recommended. They are not a quack nostrum, but a remedial agent of great valne. Very truly yours. W. C. COLLINS, M. D. Bucksport, Me., May 87, 1874. Sold everywhere at 85 cents. Sent bv mail. carefnllv wrapped, on receipt of price, 55 cents for one. 1 S for mx. or f8.85 for twelve, by WEEKS it POTTER, Proprietors. Boston. Mass. DR. SOHENCK'S STtNDARD REM EDIES. The standard remedies for all diseases of the lungs are SCHENCK'S PULMONIC 8YRLP, SCtiENOK'S SEA WEED TONIC. and SCHENCK'S MANDRAKE PILLS, and if taken before the lungs are destroyed, a speedy cure is affected. To these three medicines Dr. J. H. Scbenck or Philadelphia owes bis unrivalled success in the treatment ot pulmonary diseases. The.Pulmonic Syrup ripens the morbid matter in the lungs; nature" throws it off by an easy expec toration, for when the phlegm or matter.is ripe a si it'll t cough will throw it off. the patient has rest and the lungs begin to heal. - ' ' J - ' k ! Ts enable, the 'Fuunonic-'Syrnp 1 to 'do' this, Schenck's Mandrake Pills and Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic must he freely used to cleanse the stomach and liver. Schenck's Mandrake Pills act upon the liver, removing all ohstrnc'ions, re lax the gall bladders, the bile starts freely and the liver is soon relieved. Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic Is a gentle stimulant and alterative. Thu alkali of which it is com- fosed mixes with the food and prevents souring, t assists digestion by toning up the stomach to a healthy condition, so that the food and Pulmonic Syrup will make good blood ; then the lungs will heal, and the patient will surely get well if care is taken to prevent fresh cold. All who wish to consult Dr. Scbenck, either personally or bv U tter can do so at his principal office corner Sixth and Arch, street, .Philadel phia, every Monday. Schenck's medicines are sold by all druggists throughout the country. 411420 VEGETINE! Purine the Blood, Renovate and Invigorates the Whole System. Its medical, properties are ALTERATIVE, TOUTO, SOLVEST AJSD DITTEETIO. VEGETINE is made excln!vel7 from the juices M care (tally selected harks roots and herbs, and so strongly concentrated,' that it will effectually eradicate from the system every taint of SCROF ULA, Scrofulono Humor, Tumors, Cancer, Cancer ous Humors, krytopelas. Canker, raininess at Stomach, and al! diseases tbatarise I rom impure blood. Sciatica. Inflammatory and Chronic Rheu matism, Neuralria, Gout, and Spinal Complaints ru only be effectually cured thmufijn the blood. For LLUJK and bituJ 1VJ UlMiASKS or tbe skin. Pustules Pimple. Blotches, Boils, Tet ter, Scatdhead and Ringworm, Vegetine has nev er failed to effect a permanent cure. For PAINS IN TUB BACK, Kidney Complaints. Dropsy, Female Weakness, Leucorrhcea, arising from internal ulceration, and uterine diseases and General Debility, Vegetinc acts diiectly upon the causes of These complaints. It invigorates and strengthens the whole system, act upon the secre tive organs, allays inflammation, cures ulceration and regulates the bowels. For CATARRH. Dyspepsia, Habitual Costive Doss, Palpitation of tbe Heart. Headache, Piles, Nervousness, General Prostration 01 the Nervous System, no medicine has given snch perfect satis faction as the Vegetine. It purifies the blood, cleanses all of the organ, and possespes a con trolling power over the nervous system. Tbe remarkable cures effected by Vegetine have induced many physicians and apothecaries whom we know to prescribe and use it in their own families. In fact. Vegetine is tbe best remedy yet discov ered for tbe above diseases, and is the only relia ble BLOOD PURIFIER yet placed before the pub lic ' THE BEST KVIDENCE. v Tbe following etter from Rev. E. 8. Best, cas tor of the M. E. church. N slick, Mass., will be reaa wun interest ov many pnysician; also by those suffering from the same diseav-e as afflcted the son of Rev. E. S. Best. No person can doubt the testimony s there is no doubt about the cura tive powers oi toe v egetine. Natick, Mass., Jan. 1st, 1874. Ms. H R. Stevens Dear Sir We have irood reason tor regarding your Vegetine a medicine of tne greatest vaiue. we ieei atpnrea u dss oeen the means of saving our son's life. He le now seventeen years oi age ; lor toe Last two year he has suffered from necrosis of his leg, caused by Scrofulous affections, and was so far reduced that nearly all who saw him thought bis recovery im possible. A council of able physicians con id i?ive us but the faintest hope of tis ever rallying, two oi me numner aecianng mat he was beyond the reach 01 human remedies, that even amputation could not save him. as he had not vitror to end n re the operation. Junt then we commenced giving him Vegetine, and from that time to tbe present he has been continuously improving. He has late ly resumed his studies, thrown awnv his crutches and cane, and walks aboui cheerfully and strong. Though there is still some discharged from the opening were the limb wna lanced, we have the fullest confidence that in a little lime. he will be perfectly cured, tie has taken three dozen bottles of vegetine, but lately uses but little, aa he declaras he is too well to he taitiug meaicine. nespeciiujiy yours. E. S. BEST. MRS. L. C. F. BEST. ALL DISEA8E30T THE BLOOD. IfVeeetinewill relieve pain, cleanse, purify and cure such diseases, restonne the patient to per iect hearth after trvin? different physicians, ma ny remedies, s fferine for rears, if it not sufficient nroor. tl yon are a snnerer you can oe cured r w ny is this medicine nerformiae such great cotes? It works In the blood, in the circulating fluid. It can truly be called tbe GHRAT BLOOD PURIFI ER The great source of disease originates in tbe blood, and no medicine that does not act directly upon it, to put!fy and renovate, baB any Just claim upon punuc attention. : RECOMMEND IT HEARTILT. 5 Sooth Bostoh. Feb. 7th. J8TD, Mb. Stbvkns Dear Hir I have taken several bottles of your Vegetine and am convince i Is a valuble remedy for Dyspepsia. Llyer Complaint, and general debility of tbe sytttem, lean hesrti'y recommend it n all suff ring from the above complaints. Yours reapectfiilly, jnris. nun roils r AitlitvK i 3SB Athens Street Prepared by II. R STEVENS, Roator Itlaaa. Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists. SEED WHEAT. Ihave a limited quantity of fine seed from a new and uneuualed variety of Ranch Wheat put up In 1! H sacks, which will be sent pre paid on receipt of tl. The wheat la superior to the favorite Clawson variety, has a strong straw, and stands up well when (frowlng. this seed Is the product of experiments last year, from which the yield W:ts at the rate of K7 bushels of wheat to one bifshel of seed. On ly duo sack are ottered for sale. 11 P. s:fITFI, flnilll.5 731 MthHt. WHliliik(oii. 11 C. For the Telegraph. A5XITEESiRf FOB '76. Another year has passed and gone, And to oblivion rolled away; Tbe wheel of time keeps rolling on And bears ber sons away To tbe immortal shore; We are one je&r nearer leaving earth But are we nearer heaven to-day Than we have been before? Are onr burdens growing lighter Aa we journey on our way? Does the lamp of life burn brighter, Does love's labor mark each day? Does the poor man at yonr gateway, Standing longing to be fed, . With crumbs of knowledge thrown away, Still beg for crumbs of bread? Does man to-dav fear truth and right. Or fear the strength of errors might? Or for the sins of bygone ages. Does he now receive the wages? Or as the years roll round shall he From these old dogmas now be free, And stand erect, a man of God, On whose green earth so long he s trod? Does the footprints in the sand, By countless centuries washed o'er, Leave their impress of command On Time's rough and battered shore? Nor does the fig-leaves Adam wore, Serve for aprons any more; Nor our cast off garments satisfy This human pride, this lust of eye. Does the old hat you wore last year, With tattered brim, protect the ear ? Or does the rents within it made, Fit it for rubbish in the back ground, or the shade? Better material now is found. Science has raised them from the ground. Her scattered fragments far and wide, Plenty for all does now provide. Receive what Jesus taught as true; Patch not the old up with the new; By pressing forward to the light, Roll back the darkness and the night. Wake not the dead from earth-that pass ed, By your long, loud trumpet blast; Nor seek to learn while living here, Their theories of hope and fear. But learn to keep your own accounts, By carefully adding small amounts Of charity, of mercy, and of love, Of the olive-branch of peace Become the carrier dove. Of woman's rights, what shall we say? Theyre struggling for equal rights to day; Woman is mail's equal and his peer Though lord of creation he doth appear. If thodght for a moment you'll unveil God made man male and female, With equal rights for this cause, God made them man, before man made the laws. Down with this wall of separation ; As all serve one God, so serve one nation. Yield woman suffrage, ere freedom's Banner proud shall be The winding-sheet of liberty. Then as each year shall roll around, May the gospel trumpet sound This truth to earth's remotest bound, That man the better way has found; . He lives to love and loves to live Tis the best of life that God can give. H. O. L. MRS. HOUNSLOW'S EXPERIENCE. A daughter had been the hope of Mrs. Hounslow's life; thinking, when Lawrence was small, of the beauty of a little girl, too, with her curls running out in rings under the lace and ribbons of her cap, she had been obliged to change the thought to that of the maiden who should be come Lawrence's bride, and give her all the comfort and none of the care of a daughter. fehe had always been a lonesome body; an orphan at first, and then so few years a wife before she was s widow, with her unruly boy at school, and she had looked at mothers with their little girls, and envied them the companionship, the opportunity of making charming dresses for the pretty darlings, ; the power to live their lives over again iu their girls. When Lawrence came home to stay she had, of course, much com fort in him; and if the young man enjoyed his "fling," she knew noth ing about it. Yet Lawrence's "fling" was not a bad one, as flings go: he drove a fast horse, and he loved a game dinner. When the exuber ance of youth passed he would set tle into a respectable citizen, with a banK account, lo her eyes, to-day, he was a paragon. bettle. but not alona. It follow ed as the night the day that Law rence would marry a very pretty girl or a very rich one. Neither would be to Mrs. Hounslow s taste; the pretty girl hardly tha companion she sought for herself the flighty head turned by vanity, the appetite insatiable for flattery; and the rich one mastering Lawrence, and conse quently herself. ahe had chosen herself a charming young girl, with as sweet a nature as ever shone out of a blue eye; she frequently had her there, although to no effect ex cept in her own dreams. In what dreams Mrs Hounslow indulged by the evening fire apropos of Louise Mandell ! Somehow the young or phan girl always seemed sitting on the other side of the fire, its light dancing in her eyes, on her dimpling smile; and sometimes Mrs. Houns low saw that light glance on a little golden wedding-ring, and sometimes on a little golden nestling head; and Lawrence was always standing on the rug between the two, looking with equal tenderness in his dark eves, at one side and at the other. That was her evening dream. In the morning, Louise moved about the house with her, cutting flowers, fill ing vases, concocting choice dishes what a mother-in law she would make! How happy she was going to be in this dear daughter ! She had even gone so far as to buy an open phaeton in this dream for Louise to drive her out in on sunny evenings, and was just settling on the color of the fringed silken canopy, when she awoK to see that Louise was a ci pher beside that great, luxurious ha zel-eyed and hateful blonde Flora Furlong. Mrs. Hounslow's son and a Fur long! There was no worse blood in the land; money enough; family enough; and yet nothing too unscru pulous of which to suspect the men; too selfish, silly, slovenly, stupid, spiteful, of which to accuse the wo. men! Young men do not pause to think of such things. Whatrlora fur long could work out as to nis salva tion did not occasion Lawrence i thought; but her luminous black lashed eyes, with their long, white lids, and the way she had of lifting them, her melting mouth and velvet skin, her hair like fine spun gold, her luxurious flesh afl yat was a fasci nation; and if he was not passionate ly in earnest he was in a fair way to be ho. "Why, wlie's nutliing but clay. rose-leaf clay, flesh and blood. don't believe she has a uoul, or any thing that answers for one!" cried Mrs Hounslow to herself. "A Fur long never did." Flora Furlong to fill the measure of these dreams of hers ! to make her boy's home ! If he was to have a wife, she was to have a daughter; and the daughter was to be her ac qnisition or her burden all day long, and Lawrence's delight but an hour or two Lawrence s burden, too, in stead of his blessing, by and by, if it should be the i urlong ! And she had as good right to assert her will as he had to assert his; she knew the best; and were not she and Lawrence one, after all ? So ran her reverie. , Foolish Mrs. Hounslow! The wind bloweth where itlisteth; and you might as well try to turn that wind back whither it came by blowing against it, as to turn the young man's fancy by any. breath of yours. It was Flora by whose side Law rence was ever to be seen. It pleas ed his sense of beauty to look at ber; it pleased bis sense of pride to be seen with her; it fed his budding passion to feel the magnificent crea ture by his side. He squandered his money in flowers and books and mu sic and the like. She wore the flow ers; but when with her it never oc curred to him that the leaves of the books were uncut; and as for the music, he was in that state when a frog, if it bad been as beautiful as Flora, whould have croaked di vinely. But Mrs. Hounslow was not a wo man to endure without .a struggle. She called some wisdom to council; she did. not express personally the slightest dissatisfaction with Flora, but she allowed other people to speak disrespectfully of her when Lawrence was within bearing, know ing the force of public opinion; she took care to admit her beauty, al though in the same breath telling some incidental tradition to the dis credit of her family, and she was very hospitable to two fat, old, toothless aunts of Flora's, dwelling with sympathy afterward on the loss of the beauty of their youth, and the exact likeness betweeu their youth and Flora's. "I suppose," said Mrs. Hounslow, "that Flora will kok just like them twenty years away. Well, it is something to have had beauty, if one does become lit tle less than a whale. What a fate! to see one's self turning to blubber! Perhaps it would be worse, though, to see another, if you cared. By the way, b lora called here this after noon, she had the loveliest enamel belt buckle she can wear one the size of a spread eagle." Then h,is mother looked up at him with a twinkle that was contagious. "Ah! ah!" she said, "what a thing it is to be Lawrence Hounslow's mother! I have all the pretty girls declaring me the most delightful old woman ! but I suppose I must leave choice " "When 1 marry, mother" Law rence indignantly began. "You will suit yourself and me, too. Dear me, she went on, "I had almost forgotten; your cousin Fan ny is coming, poor thing, and I am inviting all these girls to come and make it cheerful for her. She loves young people, for all her crabbed ness." And as Lawrence acquiesced, no one but his mother knew how his heart was beating all tbe time. Poor Mrs. Hounslow ! Lightly as she spoke then, it was not without a tragic scene in her room, with her husband's portrait for sole spectator, that she had come to the conclusion to try her experiment; not because of the experiment, but because of its reason. Ah ! there was the bitter nessthat her idol was broken, that Lawrence, whose father was an an gel in heaven, was himself, after all, nothing but clay! She wiped her eyes only for another" burst of tears, another maze of indignation, to think that her marvel of a man was so small as to be tricked out of his will by such a subterfuge as her con temptible experiment. As they lived a few miles from town, Mrs. Hounslow had some ex cuse for her company. She had of ten heard that you never kuew per sons till you live with them; Law rence was to have a chance to know Flora Furlong. What if it should eud by his pursuing a better ac quaintance with Louise Mandell! She began her operations by confid ing in cousin FanDy a maiden lady of uncertain age and temper. "yuite right, responded cousin Fanny. "I suppose men are necessa ry in the scheme; but if I had been making the world I could have dis pensed with the element." "Fanny!" cried Mrs. Hounslow, regarding this as derogatory to her defenseless husband and outrageous to her living son." "Oh, indeed!" said cousin Fanny, "the best of them is only a stomach. They are all simple elevations of the jelly-fish, their great prototype, and he is nothing else. You can reach their feelings, their affections, their passions, their intellect through the stomach. How many a man has married his cook! The whole secret of domestic quiet is just to keep that stomach well filled." Mrs. Houns low could not sav a word. It was on exactly that theory that she was proceeding. Three days of the visit had not passed before an easterly storm gave her her opportunity. Mrs. Hounslow had been scarcely able to conceal her disgust over Lawrence's devo tion to Miss Furlong. "There's something animal about that girl," she exclaimed once, as Flora left the room. "Very," echoed cousin Fanny. "When she eats I deolare, when she eats, I expect to see her put down her face like a dog and lap the gravy." Lawrence's banging door shook the house. Lawrence was doubly kind to Flora that night. He sang with her, and then he took her into the little conservatory. "You should always wear those rich stripes," be said, as she wound an Oriental scarf around her, stepping in; "it so re calls that 'serpent Of old Nile.'" "The sea serpeut, do you mean ?"' And then seeing Cluopatra a stran ger to Miss Furlong, he thought of the delight of molding the neglected intellect belonging to such beauty. As for the young lady, ii never en tered her lovely head that it did not contain all there was to know, ex cept some dry facts and figures that dehed it such as the multiplication table. He was looking back at the group of girls round Mrs. Hounslow telling their fortunes. "Flies around honey," she Paid, "all eager for a mother-in-law;" and she looked up at him and laughed. "I hate a mother-in-law," she added presently. "I am so glad my moth er died when I was born my hus band will never have that to com plain of !" They were sweet lips for such brutal sentiments. Lawrence, in his historical parallels, did not think that possibly Lucrezia Borgia's were as sweet. "How it rains!" she said, as the sleet struck the panes. "And I suppose every variation of the weather affects a person sensi tively strung as you are." "Oh yes," said Flora, lifting her great eyes. "And it does so spoil your boots." It was only beauty that filled the gaps of such conversation. Present ly some one was calling, "Flora ! where is she? Such a capital idea! What do you thiuk ? We are each one to get up a dinner," cried Kate Farley, looking in. "Come and hear about it only I stipulate that mine shall be last." "I protest, said Lawrence, as they joined the group, "against the prac tice of any such mysteries, Wilder and me excluded." "That's right," chimed in Wilder, the young millionaire, who had been added to the party for the sake of equipoise. " "Mr. Wilder," said cousin Fanny, sepulchrally, "some day when you are cast away on a desert island and your wife cannot even make a john ny-cake ' "Does that desert island mean matrimony?" asked Louise, slvly, of cousin Fanny. "And when cast away on it, said Mrs. Hounslow, "is it that the cook and the house-maids have struck hands and struck work ?'' "Well, if this is to be," said Law rence, "you will at any rate inter sperse puddings with picnics, roasts with rides, marmalades with moon light are there any more allitera tives, Miss Louise?" "As much," said his mother, "as you can intersperse in a week's gale." "It's ridiculous," said Flora, turn ing away, now with young Wilder. "I wish there wasn't any such thing as a kitchen." "And yet," said Mrs. Hounslow, looking after her reflectively, "I should think she would have a ge nius for cookery; she has a cook's build the typioal cook's." Lawrence's eyes were blazing, but his mother went calmly on. "Well, it's an experiment; we shall have to suffer for it nous mitres. What a farce Kate's dinner will be! salt in the whipped cream, and sugar in the mayonnaise but Flora's will be gota." "Good enough," said cousin Fan ny, with a sniff. "Any glutton must cook." The storm setting in lustily, there was ' a fine season for the amateur cooks, who were going about with culinary literature next day, like nuns with their missals, Lawrence said. "Enchanted into book-worms, we are to eat our way through these volumes,'' he said. The first dinner, was of course, an absurd failure, being Kate's; but they made so merry over it that it seemed, as Kate declared, better than if it had been good. Louise re placed it on the following day by one as exquisite as any little French dinner, so perfectly prepared and so perfectly served that Lawrence look ed with an amazed respect at the little being in his mother's place, whose genius had ordered it all, and who was as composed as if she had merely threaded her needle. Tbe next day it was Miss Furlong's turn, and certainly a more bewitching pic ture of a cook than she made, with her hair tied under the prettiest of caps, her soft arms bare, with all their dimples, and her white apron wrapping her from head to foot, could hardly be drawn. "Mrs. Hounslow, I never knew a jollier idea than thi$ sitting in judg ment on pretty caps and choice dish es," said young Wilder. "A fine way to be stayed with flagons and comforted with apples," said Lawrence. "Well," said his mother, "there are Flora's and some other in re serve; and after them what do you say lo a dinner by cousin Fanny?" "It would be peppery," said Law rence, tor the estimable lady had not yet come down. "And tart," said Mr. Wilder. "And well seasoned," said Law rence, again. "Pastry short and bread crusty," said Mr. Wilder. "For shame!" exclaimed Louise and Kate. "As if any crumb of it w ould not be a dish fit for the gods n "But why should this affair be so one-sided?"" asked Mr. Wilder. True enough. Men command high 1 H nill1 T A Wf In B A wages as cooks, -" " icuc, "why should we let such a chance go by ? I have made up my mind: if these youDg ladies are to be seques trated, I tor one shall join the se questration. Miss Furlong,-1 put on a paper cap and serve with you to day. Wilier, set your cap for to morrow and Miss Maria. Not a word to the griffin. Here she conies. You see we are waiting for you, cousin Fanny, and Hebe is cup-bearerj'thejr also serve who only stand and wait. And so they weut out to breakfast If the cook had assisted Louise the least in the world It was owing to the young lady's witcheries; but Miss Furlong had no witchery for cooks and the assistance vouchsafed her came in the witberiug manner of science toward ignorance, and was scorned; and although she and Law rence began the play in the greatest npirits, long ere anything approach ed completion Miss Furlong had be come so heated, so flushed and frow zy, so greasy and floury, so smirched as to her dainty dress, and so smear ed as to her lovely face, that the oc casion grew melancholy. Then the wikter boiled away, the fire got too low, .ift. i wanl git too strong; she burned her arras and scalded her fingers; she grew exeited, stamped her feet, became furious when a sauce run over, and capped the cli max by slapping the cook in the face, who went to Mrs. Hounslow in a great fury and gave warning. As one revelation after another of this sort of sweetness and light unrolled itself, Lawrence looked at the beau ty with wider and wider eyes, and at last escnped with the cook, from the disenchanting vision. An hour after the time dinner was served, and Miss Furlong, rather red and blowsy, but transformed from cook's linen to fine-lady gauzes, was given the place of honor. If the guests at that banquet could but taste the salmon, it was not because they had been sated with the soup; for although every body said it was deliciously season ed, and nobody said it was burned, yet, when Lawrence in his chivalry would have taken a second plate, it appeared there had not been quite enough to go around. There was enough of the chickens, though, for the fire had dealt so lightly with them through their coat of. basting that the company could not deal with them at all. When the sweet breads appeared, as firm as the best of calf-skin, cousin Fanny's patience departed. "I thought you might have a talent for cooking, she cried. "Why, what's the matter?" in quired Flora, placidly. "Isn't it a good dinner? There's plenty more to come." "Good gracious ! More ?" And then the birds, so like burn ed chips that they could not be told from the toast on which they lay, came on and went off as they came. "A swallow's flight," whispered Kate. "They 'dip their wings in tears. and skim away."' And thereat there appeared so ex traordinary a dessert, the sponge cake of which so exactly resembled boiled flannel, as Cousin Fanny can didly remarked, that, vexed in soul, the worthy dame declared: "I must say, 'Wicked waste makes wo ful want."' "I don't know what you mean." said Flora. "I call .it an excellent dinner. There was soup and fish, and roast, and entrees," checking them off on her fingers. "O there! there!" said Cousin Fan ny, whose cue was te let the girl display all her fine qualities, as she afterward said. "A great deal more of a dinner," returned Flora, angrily, "than you ever get at home, I'll be bound." And, as Mrs. Hounslow rose, Miss Furlong swept by the astonished Lawrence, murmuring as she tossed her head: "I thought that would fetch her." Slang from those perfect lips! Such a temper behind that perfect beauty! Such incapacity tn those lovely hands! Such stupidity in that lovely head! Lawrence walked five miles in the pouring rain, and came home with his incipient passion quite thoroughly wet down. somehow after that dinner things seemed to flag. Miss Furlong had not quite recovered her temper, and there was no spirit in the others. In th evenings Lawrence did not seem to remember that there was a con servatory. Mrs. Hounslow and Cousin Fanny kept exchanging glances; the old witches were sure that the philter had worked, but they hardly dared to breathe. But, in reality, to Louise Mandell noth ing flagged. Whether because she was in the house with Lawrence; be cause now and then he spoke with her, listened when she sang, took her book and read some pages; be cause Lawrence seemed now to look over Miss Furlong, through her any where but at her; or because her own -nature was so joyous, and she couldn't help it she was gayer than a lark, and filled the house with sun shine. "It h as been a week in para dise," said she. "To compare a country-house m an easterly gale to paradise!" said Miss Furlong. "It would depend upon whether you were in it, Miss Jxmise," said Lawrence. And then Louise color ed higher and higher, and grew red der than a rose, and Lawrence won dered why he had never thought that little girl a beauty before. The sun came out on Sunday morning, just as the music-box ran down in the middle of "Love's Young Dream," and Miss Furlong announced that she was about to leave for home. Of course there was all polite objection, and in the midst of it the surprise of a flurry of simpers and blushes on that beau tiful mask of hers. "Oh," she said, iu an aside to Kate Farley, "when whe oh, really when a person's going to be married, there is no time to lose, and Mr. Wilder " Mrs. Hounslow sprang from her seat which she had but just taken, and almost upset the brimming urn in her haste to emphasize the fact by embraces and congratulations. "I am so glad for you! It's such a splendid marriage!" she cried; and uuabie to hinder it another moment, after all her anxiety, she burst into a flood of tears, which Miss Furlong attributed to interest in herself, but which were really due to the glance she had of Lawrence coming in from the garden with Louise, and of Louise wearing at her breast the while rose she had given Lawrence herself a half hour since as they waited for breakfast. "Just as I told you," said Cousin ranuy, as sue stitched away on- some of Louise's wedding embroid ery. "Highly developed jelly-fishes, the best of them. But, if I had to eat that dinner over, I wouldn't like to try agaiu that experiment. " Harriet Prescott Spofford. Elephants and Milk. A lively gallop soon brought me twelve miles on my way easterly, over the hills, to the little village of Sonierstown. Like a great castle on the Rhine with its two or three ad jacent appurtenances, a large brick hotel looms up among the few small houses in its neighborhood. This seemed disproportionate, but my curiosity was particularly attracted by an immense statue of an elephant, nearly as large as life I mean the life size of a small elephant, of t-oiirse. This reinark.tble reseui blance to the animal was mounted on a high post before the door of the hotel, and painted over the front of the building I read, in enormous letters, "Elephant Hotel" It was time to breathe my horse, and the ride had given tne an appe tite for anything I might find with in, even if it should prove to be an elephant steak. The landlord ob served that "the women-folks-were not at home, but he guesed he could find something." He accordingly placed a cold turkey and a bottle of London porter on the table, and thus proved that his guess was very cor rect. As he sat down by my side, I asked him the meaning of this ele phantine display. "Why," he answered, "Hackaliah Bayley burlt this house himself I" "Hackaliah Bayley! Who was he?" "Who was Hackaliah Bayley! Don't you know? He waa the man who imported the first elephant into these U-nited Stales old Bet; of course you have heard of old Bet?" "No,"l have not." "What, never heard of old Bet! Well, Sir, you are pretty well along in lifel Where have you been all your days?" I told him I had not spent them ail in Westchester County. "I should rather think not," re plied the landlord, "or else you'd have heard of Hackaliah Bayley and old Bet. Right here from this very spot, he started the first show in this country. Right round here is where they breed and winter wild animals to this day. Folks round here have grown rich out of the show business. There's men in this town that have been to Asia and Africa to get ani mals; and Bayley's big circus (he's old Hackaliah's son) has grown up out from the small beginning when Hackaliah imported old Bet, and that wasn't more than fifty or sixty years ago. Yes Sir, Hackaliah be gan on that one she-elephant. He and a boy were all the company. They traveled nights and showed daytimes. Old Bet she knew just how much every bridge in the coun try would bear before she put her foot on it. tSimeby they got a cage of monkeys and carted them along, and gradually it got up to bears, lions, tigers, camels, boa-constrictors, alligators, Tom Thumb, hippo potamuses, and the fat woman in fact to where it is now. Yes, Sir; P. T. Barnum got the first rudi ments of his education from Hacka liah Bayley right here in Somers town. Elephants and milk have made this town. Iu fact, we all live on elephants and milk." "Elephants and milk! Good gra cious," I exclaimed, "what a diet!" "Lord, Sir," retorted my landlord, "did you think I meant that we crumbled elephants into milk and ate 'em? No; I mean to say that the elephant business and tha milk busi ness are what have built up this place.. I've told you what elephants have done for us, and now I'll tell you about milk, iheres larmera round here owning a hundred cows apiece. From the little depot of Purdy's you'll pass a mile beyond this we send four thousand gallons of milk every day to New York; and it starts from here pure, let me tell you, tor we are honest, if we were brought up in the show busi ness. Then right in our neighbor hood are two condensed-milk factor ies, where they use as much more. There's eight thousand gallons. The farmers get sixteen cents for it on the spot. So you see there is a reve nue of twelve hundred and eighty dollars a day to this district. Now you've been telling me of the West, how they raise forty bushels of wheat to the acre, and all that. Well, what does it amount to by the time they get their returns, paying all out in railroad treigntr loanae along this afternoon, and if you come back this way, tell me if the houses and fixings and things, espe cially the boys, and more particular-r ly the gals, look any better in them fever-and-ague digging than they do here, if we do live on elephants and Harper's Magazine. Mock Modesty. Tn a ortin nleasant town in the county of Surrey, England, there was a cricket ground nearly sur rounded by houses. One fine morn- ing, just after a great matca naa nlaved. the secretary of the club received a letter from a lady of "certain ae-e." the proprietor of one of the adjacent houses, deolaring that her delicacy had repeateuiy been affronted by the sight of gen tlemen "in every stage of nudity, putting on their cricketing flanneU in the open tent, just before her win dows. W ould the secretary, mcio fore, she eutreated, make arrange ments for ridding her of this disgust ;, ow,ta.i? The secretary wrote atrapologetic note to Miss Fieyfa, and at the next match the dressing tent was placed at the opposite cor ner of the cricket ground, at least 300 vards from the ladv's windows. Imagine the secretary's astonishment at receiving the next morning a seo ond letter, thanking him for his "obviously kind intentions," but re gretting that they were of no avail, as she "could see the gentlemen's legs with a telescope just as plainly as betore. vnr W tha American navy get ready to protect the commercial in- terests ot the U nitea tatco a the Mediterranean. War is aDso lutely certain between Russia and Turkey. Neither party can retreat from the positions mey 1 .,,.1 without retreat an armed con flict cannot be avoided. Great ac tivity prevails among the naval de partments of Europe, and America snoulu see to ii mi "i ""r1 interests abroad are well cared for. A personal editor, two shot-guns and a flour sack of assorted type are said to complete the outfit of a Black Hills Newspaper office. A modest young lady desiring a leg of a chicken at the table said: "I'll take the part that ought to be dressed in drawers." A young gen tleman opposite, immediately said: "I'll take the part which ought to wear a bustle." Hartshorn was im niiHii ttclv admiiiistvred lo the lady.