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JA.S. REED & SON, Publishers. Independent in all tilings. S3 in A-dvanco ASHTABULA, OHIO, '.PRID AY, JUNE 8, 1877. Vol. XXVIII, No. 22. Whole Number 1431 ASHTABUJM TOJif A:TPM ' 11 i'i.JilLfJ,rX4jrki li ;!. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 1 MERCHANTS. THOS. !. BOOTH. General Dealer In Dry Goods, Groceries, Crockery and Glass- w W.w--,- mi.. I KKs I;.. ,.- VI...I-. I 'I. .1 K. ins: Hata and Caue. Tobaccos and Cijan, and everything a family needs to eat or wear, jiortn main street, Aautaouia. u H. C. TOHBRS at CO., (H. C. Tombea, I E. Hack well 4 A. C. Toinbes.) Wholesale ano Retail Dealers in Groceries and Provisions. Fruits and (.rain; Agents ior Ammcaii Union Express Companies and Cleveland neraiq, jiain street, Asoiaum, w- i- - A. H. E. W.SATAGTE, Dealers in Choice rami! .-(,ro.!eriesHn.l frovisious; aiao.pure Confectionery, and the finest brands of To- oaoeoand Cigars. a. a. svKi.i.H. Produce and Commission Merchant for the purchase and sale of West ern Reserve Butter, Cheese and Dried Fruits, Main strevl. Asuuvouia. onio. list r-MI.ILf' Ml TYLBU. Dealers In Fancy and staple Drv Goods Kami ly Groceries and Crockery. WlUard's New block., Ashtabula, Ohio. HM6 tlLKEV 4k PKRRV, Dealers In Dry ttooda. Groceries. Crockery and Glassware, next door north of Fisk House, Main street. Ashtabula, Ohio. i" w mmr r k' v m. maw Tlaaleni in . . . . u ...... 1 , . Grooerie. Provisions, Flour, Feed, oreign and Domestic bruits, nan, inn, r'""H Walor-Lime, Heeds, Ac, Alain street, Aan tabula, Ohio. - . -, vnb. W. KKDHKtll, ieaier u noiu, . Hams. Uini. and all kinds of Fish: also, all kinds of Futuiiy rocri, Fruits and Con fectionery, Ale ana iouiefl..c iiict. m i. miiiiis1. Dealer in Dry uooas, Hoots and shoes. Hals, Caps, . Hardware, Crockery, Books, Palula, Oils, Ac., Ashtabula, onio. f" MEANS A CLARK, Dealers In Produce, Coal, Lime, riand ana water-ume, noca Creek ijlauon,Onio. tom-lrs-n DRUGGISTS. D. t. W ATTESOI. Druggist and station er. Main St, Ashtabula, O., dealer in Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals, and Wines and Liquors for medicinal purposes. Physi cian's prescriptions a specialty. DIIBTIN JIliWBtRKI, Druggist and Apothecary, and General Dealer in Drugs, iifcdieiues. Wines and Liquors for medical . purposes. Fancy aad Toilet Goods Main street, corner of Centre, Ashtabula, Ohio. CHARLES K. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer in Drugs and Medicines, Groceries, Perfumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, Ootlee, 8pioee, Flavoring Extracts, Pa tent Medicines of ev ry description. Paints, Lives, Varnishes, Br c ihes, Fancy Soaps, Hair Ous, 4c, ail of which will be sold at the low est prices. Prescription prepared with suit aote care. iUBo. ' CEOBGB WILLtBD, Dealer In Hard ware, haddiery, liails. Iron, riteei. Drugs, Medicines, Painta, Oils, DyeaiufTs, Ac, Main street, Ashtabula. Ohio. lMb. HOTELS. Fi3 HOCSR-Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field. Proprier. An Omnibus running to and from every train of cars: also, a good Livery Stable kept In connection with this House to eonvey passengers to every point- 1251 MANUFACTURERS. 41. C. CULIKI. Manufacturer of Lath, Rid ing, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, Ac, Plaining, Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the - shortest notice. Pbop on Main street, oppo ite the Cpper Park. Ashtabula, Ohio. 1440 H1KT rY, Dealer In Granite and Mar b.e Monaments, Grave Stones, Tablets, Man telf. Grates, Ac Building Stone, Flagging . 1 1 Curbing cut to order. Yard on Centra street. 12 ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. HT 4k PKTTIBONE, Attorneys and CsunMllors at Law and Notarys Public; of- - fioe opposite Fink House, Ashtabula, O. T. E. HoYT, 1427 F. A. Psttiboiib. VI. fi. HUBBARD, Attorney and Coun . sellor at Law. Office room Haskell's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court of the State, and in the District and Circuit Courts of the United States IHEHntl 4c SON, Attorneys and Coun . aeliors at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prao - tice in the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geaupa. 1W3 Labajt d. SmBRgAK.J John H. Sherman. 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 jo11ecting; also, to all matters arising under the Bankrupt Law. lotil CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Conn sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 10t5 E B. L EO A RD, Attorney at Law, Jeffer sou,Oblo. Ollice in the Bmailey Block 1KH E. A. WRIGHT, Real Estate and Insur ance Agent, and Notary and Justice of the . Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., O. ly-l& HARDWARE,.fcc. CEO. C. IirRBAKD CO., Dealers In Hard ward. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate, Sheet I ron. Copper and Zi nc, and Man uiacturers ofll n .Sheet Iron and Copperwara, Flak's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. lua PHYSICIANS. BOHtRO GEEBV Bock Creek, O. Ofnee at the residence of Dr. Howard. 4t28 tB. K. L. KINS, Physician and Surgeon; . oifioe over Wlloox Store. I have a com plete set of Dr. Hadfleld'l Equal iters, with tb sxolusive right of Ashtabula county. . payaioiaas are respectfully invited to call and examine the instruments. Office hours rom 10 a. m to 1 p. m. Residence south of fet. peters chnreh. 1420 K. K. BA BTLETT, M. D., Homoepathlst special attention given todiseases of women and children. Ofnee hours from 11 A. M., to P. Maad from 7 to 8 P.M. Old office, Main street. Ashtabula. Ohio. 137 W, D- CAE, 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 hoHrs)utolgA.Mcq7to8P.M. tf-l& DK. A. BElCH.IIAIf.PhyRiolan andSur , geon, having located himself In Ashtabula, respectfully tenders his services to the citi-.- sens of Ashtabula and vicinity. Dr. P. Deichman speaks the German and English languages fluently. His office and residence Is tnfemith's new block. Centre street. 1848 FOUNDRIES. TINKER 4c UK F.SOHV, Manufacturers of Stoves, Flows and Columns, Window Caps and Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles. Sinks, fUoigo 8noes, Ac, Fucsiux Foundry, Ashta bula, Ohlo luwl PAINTERS. A, K VLB,, House' and Sign Painters, Graining, Paper Hanging and Glazing : Kal sominlng and Wall Painting a specialty; gril Woodiacd Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. All orders promptly attended to, and work exe cuted inthe neatest manner. 1307 ARCHITECTS. DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur veyor, Architectural and Mechanical Draughtsman. Office In Pierce and Red fcead's Block. Ashtabula, Ohio. 1420 " CABINET WARE. jOf" BrrBO, Manufacturer of and Deal r ii Furniture uf the best descriptions, aua every vanety; also. General Undertaker and Manuiacturer of Coffins to order: inin . iitree t, norm of South Publio Squara, Ash tabula, Ohio. 4W JEWELERS. C tO, W, DICKI NSON, Jeweler; Repair ing of all kind of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry; Store In Ashtabula House Block,. Ashtabuia, Ohio. . . : ,'PUBLIC.IIALLS; BTOWlfS CPESA HALL, OrwaiL Aslita tabnia Co., Olilo, on the liua sf A..V. A P. railroad; reSiied, with stave aud soanery, willaeatu. and is ready to rDt to traveling ; troupes. K.t..gfuE. Proprietor.'. jl3UB HARNESS MAKER. ' f?. C. FORO, Mannfacturer and Dealer in Saodles, Harness, Bridies, Collars, Trunks, Wblps, Ac, opposite Flsk House, Ashta buia, Ohio, 1U15 " PHOTOGRAPHERS. JSLAKESI-E A .TIOOHE, Photograph ers and Dealers In Pictures, Engravings Chromos, Ac; having a large supply ol Mouldings of various descriptions, are pre pared to frame anything in the Picture line at short notice and in the best style. JOB PRINTERS. JAWES REED 4c BON, Plain and Orna mental Printers and General Stationers. Specimens of Printing and prices for the same sent on application. Office corner Main and Spring streets, Ashtabula, O. 12d0 MISCELLANEOUS. 1$7 BCTLDINS LOTA FOR SALE!! Dea'r 'n Water-Lime, Stucco, Land Plasty- Real Estate and Loan Agent, Ashtabula Depot. i! WM. HUMPHREY. r criSi BLTTH, Agent for the Liverpool, Londo A Globe insuranoeCo. flash Assets over j.u).0ut Gold. In the U. S. $3,6iio.(i(io. Btoc' Jolders also personally liable jUlS DENTISTS. K. K ELLET- D. D. .S.,uccessor trt9 to G. W eion, jiaiu sixwt, Ajbiiut- bula, Ohio. b p. K. HALL, Dentist, Ashtabula. "Sfs Ohio. Ollice Centre street, between ilain and Park. una W. T. WALLACE. D. D. 8. Ashtabula. Ohio, is prepared to ! atlenu to all operations in nis profession. Office and Resi dence on Klin street. Office hours from y to 5. 1251 REPAIRING. O. L. HALL, Morgan. O., will repair C othes WrineersamJ all kinds of Sewing Machines, in the best manner aud at rea sonable rates. Address by Postal. 142a -ttpairinsr done at your own residences. ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table adopted May. 14, 1877. PULLMAN'S best Drawing-room JL and Sleeping Coaches, combining all modern improvements, are ran through without chsnge from uocofsti-r Duttsio, eiiimiimoii Bridge, Niagara Falls, Cincinnati, Chicago and ueiroit to new tore, making dnctcon Bectioa with all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, and also with oDd Steamers and railway lines fcr Boston aud New England cities. Hotel ulnning cars Irom Cliicago to frttw xork. So. 8. I So. IS. No. 4. STATIONS. N.T AUantic Nurht Express. Express Express. Dunkirk L've. I 1 06 p a baiamauca " a 85 A as- 8 So ' Clifton " 4 SO """jToi-'Ti T up. Bridge. . - 4 u " 2 10 " 7 S6 -Niagara Fails 4 85 " ' 2 IS " 7 40 " Batfalo " 6 16 " i 50 r ii Attioa " iXaO " 4 10 ' 11 1)1 ' Portage " i 7 H4 " S it " HorncllsvUle.... " ITS 50 - t.- lIKu Addison v 46 " 7 46 " U) Kochester " 00 " if Avon " &S " 4 40 Bath " 36 646 " Corniug " iotw" 8 10 " i Zii a Elmira 10 il 8 40 " IB Waverly " 11 14 " 9 S3 " t 55 uwego 11 SO am !0 04 " 4 43 Binghamton ... " IS Sum 11 00 " 6 27 Great Bend IS 58 " Kasqnenaa'a tl 25 " 11 48 " fi 2S - Deposit " 2 01 " ! 25 a 6f Baacock . S i5 " li 55 - 7S2" Lackaw'xen " 4 04 " IIBil Honesdale Arr. 6 40" i 80 P PortJervis lore "460 43 " ?s;i Middletown " ......... 4 40 - 10 41 - Goshen.. " 6 45 " 10 67 " Pstterson " 7 08 ' 7. 27 " IS 21) P M Newark.. ' 7 4S 7 80 - " " Jersey City " 7 43 " 7 05 " IS " New York Arr. 7 56 p M It'll 1 10 Boston... " 15 A 6 40 p aj U 00 P No. IS runs daily and No. 8 daily fioin Sal amanca and BnlTalo. t Meal Stations. Ask for tickets by way of Erie Railway For Sale stall the pnncioal Offices. Jmo. M. AsaoTT uen. ras. Pn . Abstract of Time Table adopted May. 14, 1877. ASHTABULA, YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 26, 1876. Going South. Going North. r.x. AC m stations. jajacui am 7 80 7 40 7 45 8 00 8 08 8 16 8 27 8 37 8 40 8 50 0 02 10 0 14 W -t! X 37 46 10 00 10 13 p m 1 30 1 20 1 15 tl 04 12 5 12 4 12 3X 12 2X 12 25 12 15 12 03 11 55 11 50 Harbor.. . . L8.1M. S. Crossing Ashtabula ....Munson Hill . .. Austinburgh .... Eagleville Rock Creek.. Rome New Lyme. Orwell Bloomtield Oakfield Bristolville Champion til 35 11 23 am A. A G. W. R, R. Cr. p m 8 30 8 16 10 6 23 W arren Niles Girard Brier Hill Youngstown Allegheny . .... Pittbtiurgh 11 JU 11 02 10 SO tI0 21 tin 42 10 30 6 50 10 00 10 30 7 26 P 15 am 7 45 4 35 4 25 p m 2 SO 2 30 p m m All trains daily except Sundays. F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent. L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION From and after May 13th, 1W7, Passenger i rains win run as ioiiows: GOING WEST. GOING EAST. NO. 2. W. Ft. No. l. W. Ft. STATIONS. AM A M 7 20 7 5 7 29 6 00 7 40 6 25 7 47 6 44 7 64 7 00 8 15 7 48 8 20 8 20 8 31 8 45 8 47 21 8 55 10 10 8 58 10 18 9 08 10 45 9 15 11 07 9 28 12 13 9 33 12 23 9 50 1 10 9 58 1 28 JO 07 1 45 10 23 t 20 10 34 2 42 10 45 3 Oi 11 01 S 40 11 Oil 11 16 4 16 11 32 11 35 4 45 2 30 p m en FM P'M 2 20 2 15 2 12 4 SO 2 02 4 10 1 58 S 58 1 50 3 45 1 32 2 80 1 26 2 16 I 16 I 50 12 59 . 1 09 12 55 1 00 12 46 12 04 12 35 11 35 12 27 11 07 12 13 10 32 12 08 10 21 11 55 9 50 11 27 9 04 11 10 8 46 11 05 8 15 10 55 7 85 10 45 7 12 10 25 8 37 10 14 10 00 6 08 9 54 9 50 5 45 7 15 AM A M Oil City East.. J Junction.. toil City West iReno Run I Franklin . .. ' Summit tPolk iRaymilton.... Sandy Lake , JStoneboro. .... Branch. Clark lHailley Salem... Ainasa tjamestown . . . Turner Simon lAndover 1 Leon Dorset Jefferson X Greggs.. Plymouth .. Centre Street.. 1 Ashtabula .... Pittsburgh t Telegraph Stations. Passenger fare at the rate of S cents per mile to way stations counted in even half dimes. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. R. GOING WEST. Special Michigan Express leaves Buffalo at 9:00 p. m., Erie 1:10 a. m., Conneaut 2:22 Ashtabula 2:55 a. m., Madison 3:32 a. m., Paiues ville 4:Ltl a. m., Cleveland 5:15 a. m. Special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at 12:4a a. in., Erie 3:50 a. m., Ashtabula 4:58, Painesville 5:40, and arrives at Cleveland at 6:35 a. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut at 6:05 a. in., Amboy 6:11 Kingsville6:21, Ash tabula 6:33, Say brook 6:43, Geneva 6:53, Paines ville 7:28, and arrives at Cleveland 8:45 a. m. Toledo Express leaves Buffalo at 6:55 a. m., Erie 10:15, Conneaut 11:17, Amboy , Kings- vllle 11:33, Ashtabula 11:45 p.m.,Saybrook 11:56 Geneva 1A05, Painesville 12:39, and arrives at Cleveland at 2:00 p. m. Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:40 p. m., Eri3:.i, Ashtabula 5:15, Painesville 6.-00, and arrives at Cleveland at 7:05 p. m. Erie Accommodation leaves Erie 4:05 p. m Conneaut 5:15, Ashuibula 5:50, Saybrook 6:027 Geneva 6:13, Painesville 6:55, and arrives at Cleveland at 8:15 p. m. GOING EAST. Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30a,m Painesville :20, Ashtabula &05, Conneaut0:28, Erie 10:20, and arrives at Buffalo at 1:05 p. ni. Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 11:15 a. m.. Painesville 12:27, Ge neva 1:07 p. m.rSaybrook 1:18. Ashtabula 1:30, Kingsville 1:44, Amboy 1:54. 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 3:31, Ashtabula 4:13, Erie 3:25, and arrives at Buffalo at 8:05 p. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., Painesville.'Kiit, Geneva 6.-3X, Kay brook 6:48, Ashtabula 7:uo, Kingsville 7:1.1, Am boy 7:23, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m. Special New York Express leaves Cleveland at 0K4IIV Il PuiniuviMu A !..., Erie l:2u a. in, and arrives at Butlalo at 4:00 a. ni. .Trains run by Columbus time. Hides & Peltries. THE Subscribers are among the heaviest dealers In this section of the State, In Hides, Peltries, Ac , of every dem-rlp-lon, together with Tallow, and pay the Hliftaeit ."Market Prices, In Cash. Persons havinjr any number of Hides, Deacon-skins, Peltries and Fun.. Tal low, or Glue Scraps, may communicate with this Arm and they will be waited upon for the same aud purchase ellected without trouble to them. A. C. WILCOX. Rock Creek, Oct. 27th, 1876. '14O0 NO We will start you in business j ""jii maae imis wees: witn M0NEY 2utPltal; easy and rcKpecta- 7 rTiib vfor elther ex- u- A- Young, 201, Bowery N. Y. 3ml 420 DAVID HILL. T1 HE well known Stallion, will X make tbe season of 77 at the stable of I E..BBIUIUCI, v nniimuuift, on centre street opposite Flsk House barn. ' ' TERMS 810; 815 for the season; r25 to in sure. Pedigree sired by old David Hill, be by Hill's Black Hawk, lie by Sherman, and he by Justin Morgan. - 3m 1421 Aryryls not easily earned In these times X but it can be made In three month V I by any one of either sex. In any part pf the country, who Is willing to work steadi ly at the employment that we furnish. &i8 per week In your own town. You need not be away from home over night You can give your whole time to the work, or only your spare moments. It costs nothing to try the business. Terms and S5 outfit free. Address at once. H. Hat.lbt A Co.. Portland. Me. ly82 25 Cords Wood Wanted. I" WANT about 25 cords of sea- - soned stove wood, not over 18 inch.-s long Parties indebted to the Telegraph, or those desirous of subscribing for this paper may take this mode of paying for the same. JAMES REED, Ja. It Have von risen from your fcei: aft era short sleep to and yoarseif nearly suffocated with C-aiarrha' matter in jonr iMMse, head and throat t Have yon noticed wl.at a deprein:f influence it exer eiiee on the mind, blunting its fru)rie beside enervati-; the body as weilJ How iliftl' nit lu riil the heid of this foul matter all can testif who are afflicted with Catarrh. How difficult to' pro tect the system against its farther progress to ward the luugs and bronchial tnhes, all pbynicianr can testify. It is a terrible diseaw. and cries out lor relief. To be freed from the damier of euflo eation while lying down ; to breathe freely, sleep soundly and uudisluruc . ; (.. ku- w ihat no po' sonon:, putrid matter derlieii the hreaih aiid 01. demiines the sv-tem ; to kn w that the body does not. through iu veins and artcrieis, carry rhe P"i eoii tht iesaretn destroy, is indeed a blessing. To urchase immnnity from sneh a fate should be the .! jeciol all afflicted. But those who have tried n.anv remedies and physicians, despair rf relit-rot core. Tbev become Increttu'ous 1th anon the loui: arraT of testimonial" from our best citizens, physicians and it racists in iavor of SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE must be convincing proof of its efficacy. It is a local and constitutional remedy. It strengthens tbe system by internal use, while enileavm ing to tnrow off the disease, and soothes and heals the inflamed nasal sorfaces by direct application. SANFORD'S RADICAL CURE i a Eieatand reliable medicine, and when everr other remedy if tried and Toned wantin?, this. Iy it immediate effect, part at once iuto favor, which it retain fuiever afterward. Each pactr-ge contains Dr San onTa Tmprored Inhaling Tube, with fa I direction for ntw a all CMefl. Price J 1. 00. Fur eaie by all wliolt-xrilt-and retail t'rnffin!? tbmutioat thelTnited state. WKEKS A POTTKR. General Ay-cnt and Whole-w-e DrnL'i:a, Boston. NERVOUS DISEASES. For the immediate relief and permanent enre of many form of Paralysis, t-pilrpTy or Kit, and Kerrons or involuntary mnt-cnlar action. COLLIN'S VOLTAIC PLASTEES by ralfvine the nervou? forces, have proved nc ceaffufwheu everv other known remedy has failed "Just the Thing:." Messrs. Wssks A Por-rka: Gentlemen Please find enclosed SO cents, for which send me two COLLIN'S VOLTAIC PLASTER. Tbey seem to he jnst the thingtor nervous eomplainta as those who use them testily. I do not nse them myselt, bnt seeing yonr advertisement and knowing that some or my neigr.oors were tunenng inn. ,riwiB and nainful diseases. I nave prevailed nn them to try tbe Voltaic Plasltrs-, and thus far tbev have proved very satisiariory. nease seou me your lowest rates by the dor.ea. Very respect- fully, O. W. BOSTW1CH. Mt. Sterling. O., July 10th, 187S. "I WANT MORE." Messrs. Weeks A Pott En: Gentlemen Please' send by mail one Dozen Collins' Voltaic Plasters. The one I sent for did me so mnch good that I want more to sell besides n?ing tbem. Enclosed flDdJiij. Address E. EMMET BIKER. Montgomery, O. May 1st, 1876. Sold by all druggists, and sent on receipt of 35 cenuVr one. $1.25 tor six. or $4.25 for twelve. carefully wrapped and warranted, by vtfiiLAaa ii 1 1 Kit, rropriemrs, nostra, Mass. - DK. SCHENK'S PULMONIC SYKI P Sea Wiin Tmo, and Manprakb Pills. These Medicines have undoubtedly performed more cures ol Consnmptioa than any other remedy known to the American Public. . They are compounded of vegetable ingredients, and contain nothing tnju rions to the human constitution. Other remedies advertised as cores for consumption, probably contain opium, which is a somewhat dangerous drug la all cases, and if taken freely by consump tive patients it must do great injury ; for Its ten dency Is to confine the m rbid matter in the sys tem, which of course, must make a cure Impossf ble. Schenck's Pnlmoni-: Syrup Is warranted not to contain a particle of opium. It is composed of powerful but harmless herbs, which act upon tbe lungs, liver, stomach and blood, and thus correct a. i mortna secrerions. ana expel an mseasea mat ter from the body. These are the only means by wnicn consumption can De enreo, aua as Schenrk's Pulmonic Svrup, Sea Weed Tonic and Mandrake Pills are tbe on'y medicines that oper ate in this way. it isohvions that they are the on ly genome cure for rotmonary uoBsamption. Mca nottie or this mvamahie medicine isacennv panied by full directions. Dr. Scbenck is profes sionally t his iirincipal office, cor. 6th and Arch Street. Philadelphia, every Monday, where all let ters lor advice must be addressed. 1431 VEGETINE! He Says It is True. Seneca Fall, Not. 9th. 1876. Mr. H. R. Stevxs : Pear 8ir As von are an entire trant?er to me I want you to know what VEGETINE has done 'or me. Ouly those who have been raided from death1 door can know the value of such good medicine. 1 am 68 year of aee. Three years aeo I wa taken with what the doctors called Lamha eo. For weeks I was confined to my bed. I bad three different physicians without any help : I re c ived no relief; I was a great sufferer. Finally I became entirely helpless. The last doctor tol me there wa no help ; be said he might nossibli save mv life bv eiectint? mombine in mv arm ant Jes'tv The encouragement for savin? my life h hvine this done wns so small a chance that I conld not consent to ran th rik. About this time my son read your advertisement in oar pa per, a testimony ofa person who had been very sick with abont same comnhiini and was enred. My son went ritrht away to the apothecary store ana ooorrnt a bottle of VB(iKllNK. lie tore i had ueed 'he first bottle I fonnd trreat relief: X could movt' mvflelf in bd. After taking throe bot tles I was able to sit nn and move about mv room. I continued taking the Wgv'tin and I was in a tew wefts restored to my former health. The Vegetine saved my life after the physicians said there wa no help tor me I have had no doctor since. If I feel unwell I take a dose of Vegetine, and I reenmmend it to my friend. Yonr Vegetine outrhtto be in everv familv. Mv rlrsctor was enrprised to see me in good health. He says Vegetine is a good medicine. I tell him it cured me Be say it is true.1 I cannot feel too thankful. Very gratefully yonrs. . Mr. CATHEKIKK COONS. Seneca Falls, Seneca County. N. Y. VEGETINE. ALL DISEASES OF THE BLOOD. If Vera tine will relieve pain, cleanse, purify and care iicu ui-eases resrorinc ine narient. to nrret health after trriui' different nhvsieiana many mim. ruiit-ti w. .en is K noi a conclusive proof, if yon are a snfftier that von can be cured f w ny is tnis mi-dicine DeTfdBEhinp .nrh preat cares ? It works in the blood, in the circulating fluid. It car truly be called the Great Blood Pu rifier. Tbe great source of disease orlpinate. in the blood : and no medicine that dnea not act di rectly upon it. to purify and renovate, has any just ciaiui upon puuuc aLieuuou. Vegetine. WILL CURB CANKER HUMOR. Rortnort March ftl 1S7S H. R. Stevens : Sir Last fall mv hnshand pot me two bottles w j.fui irKc'ine in use ior me ianxer numor. which I have bad In mv stomach for several tmh I took It and the result was very satisfactory. I bave taken a good many remedies for the Canker numor. ano none seemed to help me but the Ver- etine. There Is no doubt in mv mind that everv one soffering with Center num..rran be cured by taking vegetine. it give me a good appetite and X leil UCiier IU every resjiect Yours with respect. Mrs. ANN ELIZA POOLE. Vegetine. NOTHING EQUAL TO IT. South Salem, Mass., Nov. 14. 1876, Wr. H. R. 8tveiks: KUear Sir 1 bave been troubled with Scrofula, Canker and Liver Coroplaiut for three years. Nothing ever did me any good nntil I commenced using the Vegetine. I am now getting along first rate. and still nsing tbe Vegetine. I consider there is nothing equal to it for such complaints. Can heartily recommend to everybody. Yours truly. Mrs. LIZZIE M. PACKARO, No. 16 Lagrange St South Salem, Mass. VEGETINE thoroughly eradicates evPry kind of humor, and restores the entire system to a healthy condition, Vegetine. Prepared by H. R aTETEISI, Boston, Ma... Vegetine is Sold by all Druggists. j. r,i. Wilcox. Has opened a new and well selectel stock Foretell & Domestic Cloths CAoIMEKES ANO VESTIKG8. -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. Cafll and examine before purchasing elaewbere " tns7J ORWELL. Decoration Day was observed yasterday in Orwell in a very impresfive manner. At 9f o'clock the citizens, with many from tbe surrounding towns, convened in nd round the town hall; the bands from Cole bnnik and New Lyme were present. in impressive scripture lesson was read by R -v. Mr. King, prayer was ofiered by Rev. G. G. Waters, a portrait of Washington was duly decorated, and the people to the numberof several hundred moved in procea aion under the general direction of C. W. Babcock and Capt. Styles to the burying ground S. K. of the village, where the graves of soldiers, including one"bf the war of 1812, were duly decorated. The procession, reformed, returned to the church yard in the north part of the village where the remainder, 27 in all, of those who fell in the rebellion, two eoldiers of 1812, and one of the revolution, were duly remembered. These services ended, the people assem bled in a pleasant grove in one part of the yard and were very appropriately address ed by Capt. Eobt- Crane. H. U. Johnson then read tbe attached Poem, the benedic tion was pronounced by Rev B. 0. Plimp ton, and the people retired to their homes, feeling that the day had been appropriate ly and profitably spent. THE POEM. STREW FLOWERS. The May-time in beauty . Has swept o'er the earth. And flowers on the hillside are springing And over fair meadows. As in forests green. The birds are everywhere sinking. As the spring brings delights Us to gladden anew, Let us join iu holy ovation, That sweet peace through the land Gives her rest to the heart, And strengthens the hope of the natiou. And amid all our joys . At her every return. We'll remember the brave of the battle; ; Yes, the loved who went forth,' ; The bold patriot boys, To die 'mid the strife's fearful rattle. There are father and son, There are husband and friend. And many a mess-mate and brother, Asleep 'neath the sod Or the low tufted mound In maiden heart, many a lover. t Tea, they fell on the field, ; v Or tbey died in the camp, 1 i And in prison-pens, starred by strangers ; But their off ring was made, So our freedom was saved, And the war passed away with its dangers, In the East and the West, . . In the North and tbe South, 1 ' Then let us bring flowers to the altar. And there strew them above Our most hallowed dead. Who in duty knew never a falter. .- Yes, let us strew flowers Over father and son, Over mess-mate, husband and brother, And then pray that no act Bringing discord and strife, . Shall e'er cans the death of another! A NANNIE'S DECORATION DAY. A Sad Story the dark side of Life— "No One has Decorated this Grave" —The End of it All. , Nannie's father had been a trave soldier. He had lived -and fought, and, on the terrible battle-field, died fortruih and right. He had nobly given away his best gift, his life, and aunie was left alone in the world. The nation is honoring her dead he roes. As .Nannie walks through tne crowded cemeterr, sne sees the graves, so long deserted and carefully passed by, become bright and beautiful with flowers. Bnt to Nannie, tired and sad, apart from the idle crowd, the flowers bring o comforting message. She sees not the beauty of the smiling earth.heeds not the soft whispennes of the een tie wind; the songs of the birds con vey no meaning to her, and all things are passed alike unnoticed. For what cares she for the beautiful earth, and for the happy birds that sing of life and hope, when all tht was life and hope to her sleeps in the silent grave ? Why should she love the ground upon which she treads, when it conceals all that she most cared to look upon ? So Nannie walks on with throb bing head and uncertain feet, un mindful of .Nature and her teach ings. But soon she arouses herself and begins to thiuk. She sees ' a group of happy children place flow ers on a grave; why are they not so sorrowful as she? it is because thev have a kind mother; it is because they are - blessed with brothers and sisters, while Nannie, poor Nannie, bas none. -No loving mother can care for Nannie, for her. mother is hidden from sio-ht in the dark, nar row house; no kind brothers and sis ters can comfort N annie, for her brothers and sisters he under the ground; and oh, cruel, cruel fortune,! iN annie has no thoughtful father, for a terrible battle was fought, and the brave soldier was takeu. But weary, Nannie stops a mo ment. "I am a soldier's child," she thiuks, "and shall.' I do nothing, to decorate his graver' "Father, father," she murmurs. "forgive poor Nannie for neglecting your grave, out oh, JN annie u so sick so sick and tired.. Oh, if I had but some flowers that I might show my love and honor! What shall i do ?" Then bursting into tears, "I'm afraid I can't decorate your grave after all, father." "Oh, how nice!" joy taking the place of grief "I kuow what I'll do; I'll gather some dandelions. How pretty tbey look among the grass! Just like gold! I heard Mary the ap ple woman, say yesterday, 'Pure as gold!' Bright and pure the dande lions will be on your grave, father. " Ana so she gathers the dandelion. flowers generally termed common and insignificant, but which, coming from the hand of their Maker. 'are lovely and perfect things. But now she has arrived at her father's grave. The resting plaoe of the soldier is in a distant and unfre quented part of the cemetery. No one has decorated this grave, and it looks entirely forsaken. As iN annie looks npon the deserted spot, all the old loneliness rushes upon her with overwhelming force. She casts her self upon the grave and gives way to her grief. "rather, father!" she ones, ,"why wasn't I taken too ? Why was poor Nannie left all alone in the great world ? Father, father, speak to Nannie once more; only say 'Nan nie,' as you used to say it, and she will be content. But, father, you do uot answer, you cannot answer. 4jrood-bye, father; Nannie's going iu a a awaytoo2 Nannie's so tired." C I. . 1 3 ,1- uiii: Naucrs me uatideiions over the grave and then lays her head on the mound. O Jl l. . isaanen iv an expression ot great joy and peace passes over her face; "There is another world," she mur murs, "where I shall meet them all again. The soldier's child decorated your gT-aveathpr; she ptuced the bright and pure flowers upon it; but the King will send for her, and she will soon be with yon in a happier world. And the King did send for Nan nie. ' and her Decoration Day on earth was ended. In the ceiol, night-time the gentle wind came stealing to the spot and softly whispered tte story of Kan nw ana her loneliness. 1 he stars came out, bright -and enduring flow era. nignt, anawnispered a new story of Dannie -of Nannie and her ORNO. East End, May 30. From the New York World. SOCIETY'S PET GAME. The True Inwardness of "Croquet"— A Fascinating Field for Research— A Fascinating Field for Research— A "Horrid Creature's" Unmanly Reflections—Sit For Your Own Portrait. trait, -f. : -4 Z Q jbe season of croquet is approach: Mgrhe front yard-of tht senu rnral city's residence is as perilous with hoops as his back yard with clothes lines; the mallet lies Hitter- iniu the dewy'wieath of-tedded grass mingled with fading dowers; the fnt, garbagepertnmedbreeze of evening brings to the ear the click ofballsand shrill allegations of fraud "Tou cheated!"- 'I aidn't!" "Oh. what a story!" followed by a crash of glass, a swiss of skirts and a slaoa of the frouV-door or garden gate,-' which announce to the; prac ticed observer that one of the play erahaS slung her mallet through the basement kitchen window an with draws indignantly from the game. : There are few popular sports that present to the social scientist so fas cinating a field forj research. The influence of a young womau's feet upo hewpfaT,for instance, , is - re markable. She who hath f eel. that others than chiropodists m4y inspect with nleasnre 'shall commingle you in her play dastrTind' delicacy; and, planting firmly ber.superbly? booted sole-bpon4-the iwo '--adjacent ''balls, calls'attention to her aukles by a few preliminary writhes and, fwaves of the malletrwhich at t.lie proper moment she brings dowiv with the vigor -and" nlcetyoi lnor s nammer; while should berfball b$ driven to that far gooseberry bush washed by the farthest frarden' walL' how she adventures for it ligfitly as an At alanta or a swift Camilla, shooting Parthian arrows of enchantment with her toes, like Miss Biffin. On the other hand oi1 rather foot sh to whom Mrs.. Belknap's gaiter would be a Cinderella's slipper is content to potter along, and when by a fluke she impinges on an ad verse bail and has her rival at her feet, she shows it that mercy which, alas! is not under similar that is to say reversea-r-circumsiauces suowu to her.' ' ' '' ' " " ! How valuable, aeain, are the m- dicationsof character xaffy-rded; Ay the'gUeliThi Jborn flirjt jlruliiocial disorganizer rages up and down the, field, separating thosef whom prefer-j euce had linked" together iu a remote and unfriended corner, to them neither melancholy nor slow, and ... - i -i . joining toiK woo nave no aiuurty for each, other.' as. relentlessly ; as u she were a marriage de concenance. Different, though how like, ; is. the woman who in her sacred madness iufuses so much method that ahe al wavs has her five minutes' intermis- sioi for.xsonVeisattoual" ef ivbrhent with precisely tbe : right i person. Consider, also, the hateful of the field, to whom the satisfaction of victory is not that she has won but that some one else has lost, who will go u stroke ont of her way. at any time to drive an inoffensive ball to the ends of the earth, i Whose sole delight la slaughtering as she goes." Or let na contemplate. the.feininine idiot'irrisistible hi her inanity . and helplessness, who so fascinating plays put of her turn and " with the wrong ball,' and skips a hoop or two or insists bn makiug an extra hoop or -two, aud does it all with that cheerful helplessness that no male being but execrates in tbe abstract and adores in the concrete. Above all should "the social uhiloe-i a !a jAr H t - lnnnlr. wli ts isf an iuoffensive aud pastoral relaxa tion affected peculiarly by children, women and clergymen, should inva riably inspire in its devotees, dishon esty, malice, hatred and all uuchar- itableness, As bo man ever yet i tertainea Intimate-' relations Vith a horse but virtue suffered, so no hu man being can enter upon a game of croquet and keep his integrity. if the itnemy of bonis had stuffed the handle of every mallet with per nicious essences as. subtly 'as Uou ban, the physician,' did the handle of the sick king's polo-stick, the re sult could not be more universally and notoriously -evil.1 Gray-haired judges, who would slay themselves rather than dilapidate a trust fund or sit on a packed commission, will shamelessly contend that thev hit a stake which the law and facts of the case declare they missed by the lati tude of a chopiue. Ihe young girl of limpid blue eyes, gulden tresses and ivory complexion over which himmers an .auroral 'blush, whom poets and physiologists regard ao less likely toie.thaa bet. brunette sister of the nervous sanguine type, will, while engaging her companion conversation1 aud beooining rapt contemplation ' of the sunset which she will ' probably compare with the pearly gates of heaven). with malice, prepense and , fore thought, being inspired of the devil. alily joggle her ..ball into a better line for her objective poiut, , How mau and woman can go throuo-h game of presbyterian ftlliarda, as oppouentsor partners especially as partners and retain any resuect for eaoh other is mystery. The pro. cess of disenchantment is as sadly thorough as is the first post-nuptial spoiled breakfast, and the average girl should shnn the croquet -fieTd when any one whom she desires to impress favorably is pr sidnously as she would probably avoid displaying herself at an even mg party in tbe neglige toilet ot tn next morning. . From the Boston Journal, May 31. HOW THE BIG GUN WAS CAST. Successful Operation at the South Boston Iron Foundry—The Twelve-Inch Rifle Gun Designed for New York Harbor. The heaviest gun ever cast in this country, with perhaps two exceo tions, was successfully produced at the South Boston Iron Company's works, near the Broadway bridge, Doom isoston, yesterday afternoon, in the presence of about 150 persons, several of whom were ladies. Col Crispin, CoL Bayler, Capt. Pbipps Capt. Bryant, .Lieut, smith, an Lieut. Whipple, of the Ordnance Corps; Col. Randall, Major Sanger, Capt. hite, Capt. Andrews, Lieut. xNicbois. and Lieut. Patterson, Of the t irst Artillery were . present. The material used was the ordinary charcoal iron. Tbe gun, which will be a 12-iuch rifled Kodman, carry ing a 700-pound conical ball, when finished is expected to measure 263 inches, or about 22 feet in length The diameter at the widest part will be 55 inches, and the casing will be 20 inches for a depth of 232 inches. At the muzzle the outside diameter will be about 29 inches. The weight when brushed will be 89,530 pounds. and when cast was about 162,000 pounds.' There was 90 tons of met al in the three furnaces. 1 he gun is expected to be completed in No vember. It is estimated that the mass will cool in about 150 hours. Three large furnaces were' used tor the melting. The flask, which was some 29 feet long, was sunk all bnt about six feet into the ground mozzle up. From the furnaces were runners, a sort of iron trough" or spout, lined with clay, about 8 in ches wide at the top, 4 inches at the bottom, and 6 inches deep, and each about 18 or 20 feet long, lhese led to a sort of central tank or pool with in six or eight feet of the point where the flask or mold .was placed. In this was an opening which- led into two rnnners like those coming from the furnaces, and the runners car ried the material from the pool to the mold. "The' pool was for the purpose of equalizing' the consisten cy of the iron before it entered into the composition of the gun. At about 4:50 the visitors were request ed to preserve quiet; the word was given, and tbe deep red stream of molten iron, was' soon seea rolling through the runners, with the ac companiment of great quantities of beautiful golden stars scintillating over the fiery mass. From the pool the liquid, after being thoroughly amalgamated, passed through the shorter runners and dropped to the bottom.f.tha-mold the material rising gradually until the level of the tronght-waa-reacbed-. This-oc- cupied alioor lSTBinuten, and then it became necessary to pour in from the top, which - was several feet above the troughs. This was done by filling "jadles," great tabs of iron lined with clay, each holding several tons ot melted iron, and swinging them by the three enormous derricks around, to a- rvnner. raised higher -i - ' : a v 1 1 i 1 j . man iae-ouierg,anu- vv iirun' leu to the top of the mold. . The portion filled up with ladles was in addition to the length of tbe gun, which must be cut off some six feet.- Ibis is necessary in order to have the end perfectly solid, t, The gun was cast ,pdpj.hei jToiIpian m&oip&e lof ! hav ing the core, which is hollow, filled with water during the process of casting by means of a pipe to con vey cold water to tbe bottom of the core, and- another to- earry off the water from the top when jt becomes 1ii-atdj )Tfcis -causes the cooling in side and outside to be much more uniform,, and- addsgreatly to the strength, of the, gun. . The casting was' finally finished ' about ; 5:30 6i6okitE6ufaocideuV-of any kind j vTfhejgSin wheo nishetl will be forwarded to Sandy Hook for ex periments by the United states au- American Wrecks on Canadian American Wrecks on Canadian Shores. It has recently been ascertained that an existing law in Canada (not heretofore", f nforqe'd) I prohibiting American wrecking craft from going to the Canada . shores to rescue American vessels when ia peril, is now' being- put: in operation. The action of the law, if persisted in, 'will subject 'American shipping in terests to great loss and manifest in justice, for while the Canadians claim the right to perform wrecking service on their, side of the lakes, they are permitted to come to our shores, without let,or hindrance, and Compete with'Am'erican "wreckers for whatever business is to be done in that line.'.The greater damage to bur interests, .however,, will result troin the fact that it often happens hat a -number' ofs (American vessels are stranded or, wrecked .on : Lake IIurehof Erie" during a single "storm and more or less of them are like ly to suffer totalloss, unless they Ean have immediate relief from the bundaut facilities afforded by our wrecking fleet and almost sure to ihussaffer; if required", tb wait', the slow" movement of theone solitary wrecking vesMel, owned on the Can ada aide, to rescne -them in : succes sion. ... As we are not fully informed in regard to the . special provisions of the law iu question, nor whether it is or is not in any . way subversive, directly or indirectly, of the recipro cal provisions of the national treaty with the Canadians, we are not pre pared to say in what "direction the proper remedy is to be sought. But that the existing inequality of rights and privileges carinot long be ' borne without protest, if the law be rigid ly enforced, is fully apparent, and without other remedy the law of might must, aud . Will, to dmei.ex tent at least become the basis of ac tion. The enforced necessity of Ht.tiiding idly by and seeing Ameri can property . let t exposed to tne mercy of the elements to gratify the rapacity of neighbors with whom we are disposed always to b on terms of equality aud reciprocal privileges, is so unjust that il will doubtless firovoke measures which sooner or ater will require national interference. From the Detroit Free Press. She Killed a Man! Soon after daylight Tuesday morn ing a widow woman occuDvino- a cottage on i on street east ran on upon tbe street and excitedly called to a policeman : "Come over here hurry quick - 1 ve Killed a man stone dead !" iiliri t .ml a . t n- -- v nere is ner - as&eu tne omcer as he came up. "Right around in the back yard. sir ! Oh ! sir, I beard a noise at tb window, and I got np, and there was a burglar trying to get in, sir I took the shotgun from behind the aoor and bred, and you'll find th corpse under the window 1 Oh ! can't hardly catch my breath an I'm afraid they'll nut me in iail !" The officer walked around to the rear of the house, looked over every loot, vi ground, and failed to find wi uue oi i ue winaows was raised, bnt there was no blood, no marks of 6hot, and no evidence that a man bad been hit. "You are sure you saw a man, an sure you hit him, are you?" he asked of the widow. "Oh, I know I did I'm certain of it." "But where is the bodyS" "Perhaps bis partner earned it off," she suggested. The officer looked all over the window-casing for shot marks, but there were none, and he asked for the gun. It was lying across the bed, and he was only a minute dis covering that it was not loaded and had not been for months. The lock too, was out of order, the hammer broken, and no one could have fired the gun. "I guess you didu t kill a man with this," he remarked as he put the weapon down. "Why didn't It she innocently inquired. When he had explained matters she burst into tears and wailed out "It's awful to be a widow, and shoot at a burglar, and to miss him. and to find out that yon never shot at all ! 2eems as if everybody was down on me ! A Matrimonial Scene. -uan you let me nave some mon ey this morning, to purchase a new bonnet, my dear?" "By and by love." "That's what you always say, my love; but how can 1 buy and buy without money?" And that brought the money, just as one good turn deserves another. Her wit was so successful that she tried again the next week. "1 want money my dear, to buy a new dress." "Well yon can't have it you called me bear, last night," said her husband "Oh! well," dear, you know that was only because you were fond of hug ging. It hit him lust right again and she got the money and some thing extra. He left his pretty wife an1 K 11 m Ht rff fs Knui'mMa aarrinfr ' It takes a fortune to keep such wife as you are but it's worth it, It begins to look as though th resident was becoming suspicions of the good faith of the conciliated Democracy of Mississippi. The ad ministration has learned that Gov Stone has declined to "stir np" the Kemper county infamy, and accord ingly secretary livarts has been set to work writing a letter to stir np irov. stone. 1 here is a chance here for some very plain talk, and it is to be hoped that Mr. Evarts will speak plainly aud to the point. Of coarse the whole matter is a State affair, but letters from the government, al though exercising no direct authori ty, will put Gov. Stone - under such pressure that he will be compelled to Show his band. As soon as Mr. Ev arts' letter is received there - will be howl of indignation from the Democratic organs about Federal in terference with State affairs. The old song will - be sung again. One of the inalienable rights of a South ern State is to oermit , Democrats to murder Republicans promiscuously without being held to account for it It will be interesting to see how the conciliated Democracy will endure federal interference under the new regime. Ship-building at Chatham. At the present there is only a sin gle iron-clad ship under construction at Ubatham uoctcyard, a circum stance which has not occurred for several years past. The vessel which is now in course ot construction is the Agamemnon, which is intended to be a powerful ship, of tbe Infleri ble type, it being intended that she shall be built in all respects on the same DrinciDle aa that vessel. Al though a number of additional hands have been placed on tbe Agmemnon and her massive keel is. steadily ris ing, it will be fully two years before she can be completed. . But though only one armor-clad ship is actually on tbe stocks, the designs and plans for another have been . prepared at the Admiralty, and a sum for its construction will appear in the esti Pall Mall Gazette. How the Chinamen fly Kites. The Virginia (Nev,) Enterprise f May 24 says: "Yesterday noon the residents of the eastern portion of the city were surprised by the ap pearance in the heavens ot a nery, flying serpent of immense dimen . s i ' t j - i,,;.i SIOI18. US neau ajipcumu a. muu flame, while its eyes rolled as if in search of victims. Its motions through the air, as it billowed here and there, were like the contortions of a huye snake. This monster was Chinese kite. It head was red paper, with eyes half red and half white, which rolled as the wind found its way through the apertures representing the sockets. This bead ite was followed by 18 others, a boot 18 inches apart, made of tint ed paper, oblong in shape, through the center of which passed Slender rattans, the tips extending some dis tance -on eaoh side, ' and trimmed with fire-red paper tassels. Similar tassels along the tail and pendant from tbe head gave tho whole an ap pearance truly startling." "The short horse is soouest cur ed." is paraphrased by a Teutonin friend to read "Dur schmall leetla bonies don't take such a goot vile to brush himself all over mit der gurry gomes. Specimen or PhotoKr,pllep c Price IS.J5 per thousand. -' yir a IPHOTOGRAPHEES, ASHTABULA, QBE 1 1 a mi wl U II How they Look at it over the Border. The Montreal Witness of May 30 has this pointed paragraph: "The American Government is makino- a precedent for itself which will be nighiy approved of by Canadians. 1 lie Cabinet has decided on address ing a letter to the Mexican Govern ment stating that raids across the Rio Grande River into Texas must be prevented or the United States military commanders will be instruct ed to follow the marauders into Mexico and punish them there. This will apply equally well to Fenian raids into , Canada. Either the American Government must prevent them, or the Canadian authorities must be permitted to cross the fron tier with the United States and pun ish the raiders there. As the Ameri can Government would not like the latter alternative, there is nothing for them to do but to vigorously" adopt the former one." CHINESE WOMEN. Rural Scenes in the Celestial Empire. From Power's Travels. daughters of the Chinese farmer walk about the world with such feet as it has nleaa- ed God to give them: and very pret ty feet and aukles they generally are. In fact, whatever want of beauty of feature there may be among the Chinese women,no one can deny them the merit of remarkably beautiful feet, ankles, hands and arms. Of the rest of the figure one can jndge but indifferently from their peculiar though not ungraceful costumes. In the country villages the young girls and matrons may be seen a.t their doors, or grouped to gether beneath the trees, or in the yard attached to the house, engaged in household or farm occupation, laughing the while in merry chorus to their work. I have often, from the back of my horse, looked over the low walls at such a group but the result was rarely complimentary; for on some coy damsel catchinff sight of my Saxon face she would scream an alarm to the rest, who re treated to the house with a general screech. On reaching the thresh- hold, however, they would general ly stop to giggle at the object of their fears, on finding him not pur suing with savage intent, or some times the respectably-bearded patri arch would take tbem by the shoul ders, and- in spite of their affected resistance push them all out again into the yard, calling jokingly to me at the same time, in some incom prehensible gibberish, probably, to eat them up. 1 flatter myself. however, that I was not sufficiently frightful to alarm them very much- with a stout wall between, and the whole village rithin calL Torpedoes for the Russians. The San Francisco Chronicle ot May 24 says: "The Russian cor vette Japouetz and-the gun-boats Gornosti and Ermack, which still remain in this harbor, are understood to be under sailing orders for Hono- -lulu. It is also asserted that W. T.' Garratt & Co. are furnishing boat howitzers and torpedo shells for the Japonetz.' All the firm furnishes is he shell, the missile being loaded on tne corvette, lhese shells are constructed of wood, and are long and narrow being pointed at both " ends. Two tubes are constructed so as to run into the interior .of the case, and through the tubes are run copper wires possibly for the pur pose ot firing the torpedoes by electricity. - Ihe cases are heavily bound wilh brass and iron bands and to make them buovauteach case provided with a large cork. Whether these are intended merely as part of the ordinary armament of tne vessel or are for some special ser vice, is a matter for conjecture." Bird Caution. The following statement is from the Chicago journal of Friday: Rather a remarkable mairifestation of caution in birds wa recently de veloped on a farm near sterling, Whitesides County, 111. Around the il.ice are Cottonwood trees, in the irauches of which, in former years. the pigeons have built their nests. his year, however, the pigeons have not built a single nest on these trees, but have established their ummer houses on the plowed ground lthm the circle of trees. The friend who relates this singular de parture from the ordinary laws that govern the pigeon family, deems it n indication of coming hisrh w inds. ornadoes, or other atmospheric dis turbances, which would render their former 'high life' unpleasant and augerons. On no other principle can this problem be solved, so far as is now known of the habits and cus toms of these feathered favorites- Whatever the reasou, the subject is worthy of a thought as an uuusnaj phenomenon," The contract for supplying the Government with postal cards dur. og the four years commencing July 1, was last Friday formally awarded to the American Phototype Com pany of New York, they havin compiled wun au trie preliminary requirements of the advertisement, and satisfied the department that their arrangements are adequate for the prompt fulfilment of the contract. The cards are to be furnished to tho Government at the price of 63 50 100 cents per 1,000. They will be substantially of the same style and color as those which are now in use.