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IncLepencie at in all things. $2 in -A-d.van.ee. Vol. XXIX, No. 19. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1878 Whole Number 1479 BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MttltUUAXTS. T .'. BOOrU, Oeuerul Iler in iJry UimkU, groceries, Crockery and , Bxus and Shoe. Reiuly-Made lluln- iiig. Hau and Capo. Tolwoou and Ovarii, and everything a tunily ukkA to or wear.- Nortu Alain street. Awitabula. IJat if. V. TO.HBI'.S CO., iH. C. Towbea, L. K. Rockwell 4 A. u.Touibe.) U holenaleaud Hetail Dealers In Orocene ana rrmwuu., FruiuandUntin; Agents for American and uniun e.x press uuu , i ria Herald. Alain utret-t. Ashtabula, O. 1-B A. (1. K. .V.SAVAGK,lealerinC'h..ie r':;mlv iiroecriea in. I fruviuuna; also, pure Cuufoclinnery, and the Unet brand 'f -baccoand Cigare. 13' . B. WBbLS l'roduce anJ Couuuisnion Merchant for the purchase and sale of West ern Keserve Butter, Cheese and Dried r ruits, ..Main strewt, AhUbula, Ohio. 1 C intLK" Ta'LKH; Dealer in Fancy and Staple lrv Goods, Fainily (lnceriei. and Crockery. Willurdo New Block, AaUtabuIa, Ohio. !!?? i,ILSIiV PlillHV, Dealers In Dry Woods, t.rocerie. Crockery nd iaasware. next door north of Kisk House. Main "reel, Ashtabula, Ohio. itL J. V1I I.KMKK & SOS, Dealers ill (iroeeries. Provisions, Klour. heed, oreln and Ihimestlc Fruits. Salt. Fish, Plaster, Water-IJiue, Seeds, ic. Mam street, Ash tabula, Ohio. HKUIIKA.l, Dealer In Flour, l'ork Haiusrd,a..d all kind, of Fish ; also, all kinds of Family G'J'wft 1 1 "S" fwtiouwry. Ale and Domestic Allies. 1.1 Hi7"M O"H KI!o, Dealer In Dry Goods. Groerie Boots and Mh.Ma. HaM. Cap.. HllrdwarS, Crockery. Books. Paints, Oils. 4c., Ashtabula. Ohio. li DltUGGISTS. t. 1VYO, Drug., Books, Wall Paper and Millinery, Conneaut, O. !. lau MARTIN illKWBERKl, Druictjist and Apothecary, and General Dealer iu Drugs Medicines, Wines and Liuuors for medical purpWsTFy "J T"'lKt Good. Main r. r . . j J ...... 1. I ar.i-A X all tu till 111.- 4 I- rUlQLKK K. SWIFT, AnUUibala, unio. Perfumerv and Fancy Articles, Uerior ieac, (jonee, opicw, r lavi'iiu r.,. .......... - tent Medicines of ev ry description. Pa hits. Uvea, varnisueK, n urs, r.uij lls, dtr,Hli of which will be sold at thelow- estprtcea. rrescripnouijrcji able care. r1? CCORGR WILLtHII. Dealer In Hani ware, Saddlery, Nails, Iron, Steel, Druifs, Medicines, Pain is. ils, DyestuQs, dtc. Main street, Ashtalmla. Otila. " HOTKLS. PINK HOUSK Ashtabula, Ohio A. Field, Proprietor. An Omnibus runuinir to and from every train of cars; also a gMd Li very 8 table kept In connection with this House to convey passengers to every point. lil MANUFACTUKEKS. Q. C. rriLKV, Manufacturer of Lath, Sid ing, Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, 4c. Plaining, Matching, and Scrowl Sawing done on the shortest notice. Shop on Main street, oppo site the Upper Park, Ashtabula, Olilo.jj0 BART i:DY7rrtiler In Granite and Mar ble Monuments, Grave Stoues, Tablets, Man tels Grates, 4c Building Stone, Flagging and Curbing cut to order. Yard on Centre street. ATTORNEYS ANU AGENTS. JOHN T. STIIONK, Attorney and Coun sellorat Law, and Notary Public Office in Wlllard s Block, Ashtabula, O. 1443 HOYT it. FKTTIBONE. Attorneys and Csuasellors at Law and Notary Public; of fice opposite Fisk House, Ashtabula, O. T. E. Hon. 14J7 F. A. Pittibokk. W. II. HUBBARD, Attorney and Coun aelloratLaw. OmceroomilHaskell'sBlock, Ashtabula, Ohio. Will practice in any Court of the State, and in the District and Circuit Courts of the United States SHERMAN A, SON, Attorneys and Coun sellors at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio.; will prac tice In the Courts of Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga. 1M3 Laban s. Sherman. John H. Shkrmas. 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. l'M3 CHARLES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun sellor at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. 1UU5 E. B. LEONARD, Attorney at LawTjeffer son.Ohio. Office in the Smalley Block IVMS2 E. A. WRIGHT, Real Estate and Insur ance Agent, and Notary and Justice of the Peace, Morgan, Ashtabula Co., O. ly-1351 HARDWARE, ic. GEO. C. HI HHABD CO., Dealers In Hard ward. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin Plate,Sheet Iron, Copper and Zi nc, and Man ufacturers oTl'inSheet Iron and Copperware, Fisk's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. lOMo PHYSICIANS. DBS. H. II. A Lt. B. B A BT L RTT, Hom eopath is ts. No. lsl Main St. Office hours from 7 toll), a. m , and 1 to i, p. m.,and-eve nings. Proprietors of the Electro-Therapeutic Bath. Residences H. H. Bartlett, No. 7 Main Su, L. B. Bartlett, id Door north from South Park Store. Main St.(14S HOWARD tc UEEH, Rock Creek, O. Office at the residence of Dr. Howard. 4t2t Vlt. E. L.KING. Physician and Surgeon; office over Piercers Store. 1 have a com- piete set of Dr. Hadtleld'i Equalizers, with the exclusive right of Ashtabula county. Physicians are respectfully invited to call and examine the instruments. Office hours , irom 10 a. m to 1 p. m. Kesidence south of St. Petert chnrcb. liM DR. F. DUCHMaNi Physician and Sur 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 in Smith's new block, Centrestreet. 1343 FOUNDRIES. TINKER GREGORY, Manufacturers of Loves, Plows and Columns, Window Caps and Sills, Mill Castings, Kettles, Sinks, Sleigh Shoes, 4c, Puoeuix Foundry, Ashta bula, Ohio. iut PAINTERS, A. dc W. KYLE., House and Sign Painters, Graining, Paper Hanging and Glazing : Kal somlntng and Wall Painting a specialty; ifi Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Oh ro. All - orders promptly attended to, and work exe cuted in the neatest manner. 13U7 CARINET WARE. JOHN DT7CRO, Manufacturer of and Deal er in Furniture of the best descriptions, ana Tery variety; also, ' General Undertaaer and Manufacturer of Coffins to order; sin street, north of South Public Square, Ash tabula, Ohio. 491 JEWELERS. A. O. 4 WIsD tt N will do all kinds of Repair ing oi Watches Clocks and Jewelry, at 12K Main Street Haskell's Block where he has taken the corner window. In the store of A. C. Bootes, Ashtabula. 65-lyr GEO. W. DICKIMSON, 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 ui nloJ on tn " f A. V. p. ?nV22S,?ttltH wltn n cenery, 7JH, ! taU& .n44." ready rent to traveling troupes. R.E. KTONK, Proprietor. iao PHOTOGRAPHERS. B L A K KSLKB H60HK, Photoraph era and Dealers In Pictures, Engravings Chromos, 4c; having a large supply ,,i " Mouldings of various descriptions are pre pared to frame anything in the Picture Tine at short notice and in the best style. " HARNESS MAKERT P. C. FORD, Manufacturer and Dealer in Saddles, Harness, Bridles Collars, Trunks, Whips, 4c, opposite Fisk House, ArIi ta bula, Ohio, lulo MISCELLANEOUS. 197 BC1LDING LOTS FOR SALE!! Dealer In Water-Lime, Stucco, IjiihI Plas ter, Heal Estate and Loan A -tut, AchUibula Depot. iaj9) WM. HUMPH KEY. J. SVJ9. BL TTH, Agent for the Liverpool, Londo 4 Globe Insurance Co. 4'ash Assets over i j.oi,UIU Gold. In tlio U. s. Sl.flmi "JfJU. Stor' lolders also personally liable II J1S . ARCHITECTS. DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and tinr yeyor Architectural and Mechanical Draughtsman. Office in Pierce aim head's Biock. Asltbibnla. Ohio. i4- REPAIRING. . L. HALL, Morgan. O., will repair Clothes Wringers and all kinds of Sewing Machines, in the best manner nJ at rea sonable rates. Address by Postal. nan Bcpalrlng done at your own residences. DENTISTS' . E. KELLET. D. D. S., successor I i? to G. W. Nelson, Main street, Ashta bulft, Ohio. 'S7 t l p E- HLI., Dentist, Ashtabula. Ohio. Office Centre street, between Main And Park. jotf L. S. & M. S.—FRANKLIN DIVISION From and after May 13th, 1K77, Passenger Trains will run as follows: GOINO WBST. No. l. W. Ft. GOING EAST. No.iW.Ft. STATION. AM AM 7 a a 7 ai uo 71 6 20 7 47 44 7 54 7 110 8 15 H( 8 IV 8 2U 8 31 8 45 8 47 9 21 8 V. 10 10 8 5S 10 IK tl Urt 10 45 15 11 IC It IS XI 12 23 50 1 K 5K 1 10 07 1 45 10 21 2 2u 10 M 2 4-' 10 4i S 01 11 01 S 4V 11 OS 11 1 4 Itf 11 :t2 11 35 4 45 2 SI p m r m PM P M 2 20 2 15 2 12 4 30 2 02 4 10 1 56 S 58 1 50 J 45 1 32 2 30 1 2o 2 16 1 18 1 50 12 50 1 08 12 55 1 00 12 4 12 04 12 35 11 35 12 27 11 07 12 13 10 32 12 UN 10 21 11 55 50 11 27 9 04 11 19 8 48 11 05 8 15 10 55 7 35 10 45 7 12 10 25 (37 10 14 10 08 6 08 9 54 9 50 S 45 7 15 AM AM Oil City East.. 1 Junction J Oil City West J Keno Hun J Franklin . ... Summit Jltaymilton... Sandy Lake ... Stoneboro Branch Clark ; Hadley Salem Amasa ; Jamestown... Turner. Hliuon 1 Andover J Leon Dorset J Jeilerson Greggs Plymouth...... Centre Street.. I Ashtabula .... Pituburgh Poik 4T.Imili Ktutlnns , . . Passenger fare at the rate of S cents rer mile to way stations counted Id even half dimes. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN R. R. GOING WK3T. Special Michigan ExpreasJeaves Buffalo 9:0u p. m., Erie 1:10 a. in., Conneaut 2:22 Asiiuuuia3D a. ni Madison 3:32 a.m., Patiies- vilie 4:.v a. ra.. Cleveland 5:15 a. m. Special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at i-i-i a. in., r.rie u a. m.. AsntaDuia 4:o. Paiuesvllleo:40. and arrives at Cleveland at a. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut atth(A) a. m., Amboy i:ll, Klngsville 6:21, Ash tabula tfc.'U, Saybrixik u:43, Geneva 6:5:1, Paines ville and arrives at Cleveland 8:4. a. in. Toledo Express leaves Buffalo at 6:55 a, m., Erie Hcio, Conneaut 11:17, Amboy . Klngsville 11:33, Ashlabuia ll:4. p.m.,saybrook 11:56 Geneva liUi, Painesville 12:19, and arrives at Cleveland at p. m. Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:40 p. m Erie 3:55, Ashtabula 5:15, Painesville 6:06, and arrives at Cleveland at 7.-05 p. m. going KAsr. Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30a. m., Painesville 8:20, Ashtabula !fcJ5, Conneaut 9:28. Erie 10:20, and arrives at Buffalo at 1:05 p. m. Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 11:15 a. in.. Painesville 12:27, Ge neva 1:07 a. m., Saybrook H8. Ashtabula 1:30, Klngsville 1:41, Amboy 1:54. Conneaut 2:02, Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. ra. Chicago and St. Louis Express leaves Cleve land at 2:45 D. m.. Painesville 3:31. Ashtabula 4:13, Erie 5:25, and arrives at Buffalo at 8.-05 p. m. Conneaut Accommodation loaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., Painesville5:50, Geneva 6::!, Say brook :48, Ashtabula7HHJ, Kingsvllle7:13, Am boy 7:2:1, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m. Special New York Express leaves Cleveland at lo-.anp. m., Painesville 11:0, AsliUibula 12:04 a. ra., Erie l:ao and arrives at Buffalo at 4.-00 a. m. ,The Pacific Express wtlt stop at Glrard, Conneaut, Geneva and Willoughby daily. The Special N. Y. Express on Saturdays, and Chicago Express on Sundays only, will stop at all Stations for which they may have pas sengers. aTralns run by Columbus time. YOUNGSTOWN & PITTSBURGH RAILROAD. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—Nov. 26, 1876. Going South. Going North. Ex. I Ae'm Stations. Ex. lAc'm am p m 7) 7 40 Harbor. . . . II 80 1 20 1 15 L. 8. 4 M. S. Crossing 7 45 ....Ashtabula ... Munson Hill.... . .. Austinburgh Eagleville Rock Creek.. .. Rome .....New Lyme. Orwell ... . Bloomffeld Oakfleld Bristolville . .....t Champion t8 00 8 06 8 16 8 27 8 37 8 40 8 50 H 04 12 58 12 48 12 3K 12 2S 12 25 12 9 02 9 10 9 14 t9 27; 9 37 9 46 10 00! 10 13 flO 21 10 30 2 2 30; P ra All 12 03 11 5' 11 50 til 35 11 23 11 20 11 02 10 50 am 6 10 6 23 A. A G. W. R. R. Cr. p m 8 30 8 16 Warren Niles Glrard ....Brier Hill ...Youngstown .... Allegheny ....Pittsburgh tlO 42 6 501 10 00 10 30 7 45 4 35 4 25 p m 7 ZB 7 15 am m trains dally except Sundays. F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pass, and Ticket ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table adopted Feb. 25, 1878 IJULLMAN'S best Drawing-room and Sleeping Coaches, combining all modern Improvements, are running through without change from Rochester. Buffalo, Sus pension Bridge, Niagara Fal ls,Cl nci n nati and Chicago to New York, making direct connec tion with all lines of foreign and coastwise steamers, and also with Sound steamers and railway lines for Boston and New England cities. Hotel Dining Cars from Chicago to New York. i No. 8. No. 14 No. 4 Stations. La'-Y. Atlantic Night IpresB Ex. Ex. Dunkirk L've 105F.T. Salamanca.. " 5.00 a m. J 35 " niifton " 7 05 - 1 45 " 7 SJ p.m. Susp. Bridge M 7 15 S 00 " 7 38 Niagara Falls 7 80 ' 05 " 7 40 ' Buffalo 8 00 " 2 50 " 920 " Attica - 9 05 ' 4 10 " 10SO -" Portogc " 9 " Hornells'-ille 14 1115" t 85 " IS 35 a.m. Addison " I2 09P. . 7 45 " 1 33 " Rochester... " 9 00am. 4-oo ' : Avon 9 43 " 4 40 - Bath " ill 87 " 646 " Corniug li3ip.M. 8 10 1 56 " Elmira...... " Itl 8 47 2 3S " W'avorly i I 54 " 9 23 ' 18 " Owego " I 2 80 " 1010 " 8 56 " Blnghamton " 809" 11 00" 4 40" GreatBend. .138 " 5 U8 Susquehanna 3 56 " 11 56 " t5 80 " Deposit " 4 27 " IS 39 A. M 04 ' Hancock " 4 56 1 09 3i Narrowsburg J6 28 - 29 " 8 08 " Lackawaxen " 648 " 8 34 ' Honesdale.. Arr 10 50 " fort Jervis.. L've 7 5 " 3 43 " 9 20 " Middletown. " 8 18 " 4 40 " 10 01 Goshen " 8 80 " 1015 " Paterson bm " 6 23 " 11 35 " Newark " 739 2 05 p.m. Jersey City.. Arr. 10 28 ' 7 05 " 1210 New York " 10 35PM. 7 25 " 12 25 ' Boston " 4 20 p.m. 8 40P.M Expreas Train Leave New York; 9.00 A. SI. Cincinnati and Chicago Day . Express. Drawing Room Coaches to Buf- - faloand Suspension Bridge. 6.00 P.M. Daily. Fast St. Louis Express, arriving at Buffalo 815 A. M., connecting with fast trains to the West, Northwest and Southwest. Pullman's best Drawing Room Sleeping Coaches to Buffalo. T.Ott P.M. Daily. Pacific Express. Sleep ing Coaches and Hotel Dining Cars through to Chicago without change. r.00 F. M. Emigrant train for the West, No. 12 runs dai!y and No. 8 dally, except Sunday. tMeal stations. aAsk for Tickets via Erie Railway; for gale by all principal offices. JNO. N. ABBOTT, Gen. PaRS. Agt., New York. J. M. WILCOX, will hereafter be found In bis building opposite Smith's Opera Bouse, where ran always be found NEW and WELL SELECTED STOCK of Foreign & Domestic CLOTHS, Casimeres and Vestings. Also a Fall una Complete Line of CENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, and everything nsoallj kept In a Flrst-cUss Merchant Tailoring Establishment, a good fit and low prices . 'Z"i guaranteed. $777hu?7t ,hye"rn.e1 ,n thee tlme fSl 1 but,ln beinado in three month tpl I I by any one ot either sex In an v Dart of the country, who is willing to work steadi ly at the employment that we furnish atie per week In your own town. You need not be away from homeover night You can give your whole time to the work, or only your spare moments. It costs nothing to trv the business. Terms and $5 outfit free. Address atonce. H. Hai.lkt A Co.. Portland. Me. 12y Dr.A.G.OLIN'Si!iit ll DWim ofB PrtrtU situr. mltlnr horn aari akatea t InffCtloa nt dihar St't. Remtaal VrL mem produHDf Kailwluiit, Lom f Mrni.7, iMpalrrri Klffh, Lot Mnhoo4t or Ins potency. Nrriuiu Ii-LI)ltT, fwrrnav acDtly cunul, tJWw4M of tbt BljMldrr. kliHKy 1'lver. Lain, AMhtiis. .'Ufrh, PIIm, ail Cbronk Db.Mw.. md I EAhtS OF FEU ALE 4, yield to fatt trntunt. Dr. OHb baa btl Ulir-ioutj iprrijnrt, ajid rnM wbtn otitn Ul. Ht ! rnhitiKto of I Ik iUfoniMd School, imm io inarvurf. bm tbt prxrUocui Um U. S. LAU1KH nqairinf Uwmtiil with Hvatc wooMAnd boskrd, caII or wriu. Evvrv eonvmaniw far IMiWnta. find thy r.u (or auapl of RlUmt Good and rtV of hnporuut iBfariMtioo bftmpwm. IU. OLHi MARRIAGE GUIDE CrS-W roarif aotl mtddk mrrd of both t.i, qd all Amm ot m ailrato vf)ubta to tka awriwl and Uom oniUtnpUtiDf mmfn""- How to W health and irui hyp? la lit murWd rala Uoa. Krarybady tkoiU gwiikk booh. ftioa'M mlt, to ty araa, Mfciaid, THE HOME CONCERT. Well, Tom, my bay. I most bid too good-by. I've bud a wuoderAil visit a ere; njoved it, too, as well as I could Away from ail tbat my b3axt holds dear. iLaybe I've been & trifle roogb A little awkward, your wife would say And very likely I've mnsed tbe hint Of your city poiiab day by day. Bet somehow, Tom, though tbe same old roof Sheltered us both wben we were boys, Aud lite sanie dear nioi her-love wat5iied as both, buariug our cbildlsli griefs and joym. Yet you are almost a m ranger now ; Your ways and mine are as far apart As though we nev-r bad thrown an arm About eacii other with oving heart. Tour city home Is a palace, Tom ; Your wife aud children are 'air to see; You 000 Id n't breathe in the little cot, Tbe little home, that belongs to me. And I am lost in your grand large boose, And dazed with tbe wealth on every aide. And I hardly know my brother, Tom, In the midst of so much stately pride. Tea. the concert was grand, last night, Tbe singing splendid ; but, do you know. My heart kept longing, the evening through. For another concert, so sweet and low That maybe It wouldn t please tbe ear Of one so cultured and grand as you ; But to its music laugh ifyou will My heart and thoughts must ever be true. I shot my eves In tbe hall last night (For the clash of tbe music wearied me). And close to my heart this vl-too came Tbe sae sweet picture I always see: In tbe vine-clad porch of a cottage home. Half In shadow ind half In sun, A mother chanting her lullaby. Faring to rest her little on. And soft and sweet as the music fell From the mother', lips, I beard the coo Of my baby girl, as with drowsy tongue Bbe echoed tbe song with "Uoo-a-goo. Togetber they sang, the mother and babe, . My wife and child, by tbe cottage door. Ah f VuU ie tbe concert, brother Tom, My ears are aching to hear once more. Bo now good -by. And I wish yon well. And many a year of wealth and gain. You were born to be rich and gay ; J am content to be poor and plain. And X go back to my country home With a love that absence has strengthened too Back to the concert all my own Mother's singing and baby's coo A METROPOLITAN DRAMA. Among those who went down with the Ashtabula bridge, was Mr. Amoa Bigsbv, of Eleventh street, near Hudson, New York. Mr. Bigsby is an enterprising commercial interviewer, in the employ of a prominent tobacco house, and was in legitimate pursuit of his business. He was playing euchre with three other commercial interviewers at a quarter of a dollar a corner, and had a good thing. He and his partner only lacked one of going out, and he had ordered np tl.a trump with both bowers and an ace in his hand, as the train passed upon the treacherous bridge and plunged into the horrible abyss below. Mr. Bigsby was reported is lost, and as his body was never found, nor the $6,000 he had with him, of collections from customers of his house, it was supposed that his body was among those that had gone through the ice into the river, and had been swept into the lake. . lt will be remembered that there were many that were never reclaimed, and whose wives are even yet in such a state of uncertainty as to whether their husbands are living or not, that they have not dared to go farth er toward a second marriage than inno cent flirtations with other women's hus bands. His emulovers. however, accented. the theory of nis death, and charged up the money of theirs that tie had with him to profit and loss, and Mrs. Bigsby, beim; of a bold and confident nature, assumed that he was dead, and promptly put on the deepest kind of mourning, and com menced suit against the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern road, for $20,000, and made' energetic, though subdued and tearful, love to a widower in the next block. She was getting along very nicely. The widower was a shy and wary fish, but who can resist a widow who has so many griefs' as a husband killed in a rail road accident and a suit against the company, particularly if she has no chil dren ? What widower in easy circum stances can resist a widow who has art enough to make love to his motherless children, in a circuitous fashion, and to get his little girls so attached to her that they will come to her house every day, and are never happy unless with her. It was not the candy and the nuts that thev always had from her that held them to hei1 it was her sweet nature, her pa tience and uniform kindness, and the unaffected interest she took in them. Little Jennie never got on so well with her lessons, and as for Tommy, how could he help adoring the woman who mixed mathematics and taffy in such de- lightlul proportions, and who never met or parted with him without a kiss, such as the fondest mothers present or in ex pectation, could give a child ? The elder children (the eldest was only twelve), all loved her, and it was not long till the father, who had got tired of perpetual games of whist with three other widow ers, found her society a thing not to be despised or lightly considered. On the 16th of this month her case against the railroad company was decid ed in her favor. That decided the wid ower. In the most prompt manner he proposed, and she promptly accepted him, and the wedding day was fixed for the 25th inst. Proper preparations were made for the event; friends were invit ed, the feast was prepared, and all par ties looked forward to an auspicious onion that should make a great many people happy for a great many years. Alas ! for fate. "There is many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip." "Man pro poses, but God disposes." There are a great many proverbs to the same effect, all illustrating the uncertainty of human hopes and so on, but these are sufficient. On the night of the 24th, Mrs. Bigsby was busily engaged in putting the last touches on the dress she was to be mar ried in on the glad morrow, and was oc cupied in deciding between the shades of two ribbons to put in her raven tres ses, when there was a knock at the door. She bid the knocker to enter, and he it was ne did enter. Had she known who it was she would not have so bidden. It was the long lost Bigsby, and in life. It was no ghost come to protest against her entering into new relations it was Bigs bv.'as eood a Biesbv as ever lived, cloth ed in proper flesh, and with good, real blood coursing through his veins. Mrs. Bigsby did not faint or shriek. She is an excellently balanced woman, and knows her business. "You here!" she said, quietly. "I sup posed the cold waters of Lake Erie had received your body." "Mrs. Bigshy," was his reply, "I had an excellent opportunity to fatten some fishes, but I declined. I did go down on that horrible night.. I doubted for a time what to do. ' I was totally un injured. I could have broken a leg, and sued the company for damages, but I thought me of a trick worth two of that 1 had collected some $6,000 for the house, but had lost $2,000 of it in a little game of faro in Buffalo, and was busy cogita ting whether to get away with the other $4,000, or come home and ask your father to make up the deficiency and go on, honestly, till I could elope with a larger sum. 1 have a respect for your father, and when that train went down I saw my opportunity. My body was not found, for as soon as the train struck the ice and I found I was not killed, it was very easy getting up the bank, and walking to the nextstation where I took a train for Toledo, and thence to Chi cago, and from there to California. As ou see, i did not die. x nave always tad an objection to dying." "Then whv are vou here7'' queried Mrs. Bigsby. "Tnese disappearances and fe-appearancesare rather trying to one's nerves, and besides they break up one 8 plans. Think of the drain upon my sys tem the tears for your loss has cost me I" jiy uariing, 1 never intended to re turn, but the lact is, the $4 000 I had did not last long. Tke faro dealers of San Franrasco are pison. No matter how 1 played, I lout. One day I picked up $ newspaper and Baw that you had sued the compnny for my Iobs. It occurred to my fertile mind that the best thine I could do was to return, keep shady, take half the money and go away again.'" Mrs. Bigsby was a woman of businefw. She pondered only for a moment, and acceded to his proposition If ho would keep himself out of sight, and let no man or woman, or anybody else, know that he was in life, she would give him the half of what she was to receive from the company, and he was to take it and go forever from her sicht,and let her pursue her destiny as she saw fit. To Aiia he agreed, and after borrowing $10 or ner lelt her to complete her wedding garments. That $10 was a disastrous investment. Mr. Bigsby could not resist the ternpt tion to go into the Fifth Avenue Hotel for a drink, and though he kept his hot well down about his eyes, he was recog nized by an acauaintance who happened to know something about the suit Mrs. Bigsby had prosecuted arainst the rail road company, and also about the im pending marriage of Mrs. Bigsby with the widower in the next block. Need we say what happened? This friend was an employe in the New York office of the Lake Shore road, and duty to his employers compelled him to act promptly. A telegram from him to the otnee 01 tne company at Cleveland set tled Mrs. Bicsbv's hopes of the $20,000. tJut this meddling friend did not stop with that. He knew of the impending i 1: : . .1 1 . sruuui, inuuru was an invueugueru He got to the church just in time. The contracting parties were at the altar, and the officiating clergyman had commenced the ceremony. He had got to the point of asking 11 any one knew of any reason whv the parties should not be indisso- lubly riveted, when a clear voice rang out : "Yes." "Who objects?" asked the clergyman. "1 do," was tne response. "The reason," demanded the clergy man. "I took a square drink with the lady's husband lust night, at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. He is not a corpse, or if he is he absorbs well. That is the impediment It might be ot no earthly account in Utah, but in New York'it won't answer." The clergyman thought likewise, and so the wedding was postponed. Mrs. Bigsby wept bitter tears, and suggested to her husband that v. as to be, that Bigs by could be very easily killed; but as he is a weak and milk-hearted creature, he declined to imbue his hands in gore, even for so charming a woman as Mrs. Bigsby, especially as the inopportune ap pearance of her husband precluded the possibility of getting the $20,000 that she wovrid have Deen entitled to, had he actually perished in the disaster. And so she sits and weeps in her lone ly room, and murmurs at the inscrutable decrees of fate. The children of the widower came to her no more, the wid ower has discontinued his visits from motives of delicacy, and all the humaa being she sees is a man in shocking clothes, the supposed deceased, who comes regularly to borrow a half-dollar which she has to give him to get rid 01 him. It is a cold and heartless world, and Mrs. Bigsby was spared, when so many really good people feel it acutely. She wonders why Bigsby wasn't killed. JSew xort Man. Twice Hanged. There was an episode during my life at Andersonville, says a correspondent of the St Louis Post, that stands out in my memory above all others. No man can conceive of the demoralization that comes upon men confronted on all sides with so much misery. The greatest lux ury that could be enjoyed by a prisoner was a warm blanket. let men were found among the prisoners base enough to rob their fellows of even these com forts. A gang of robbers was organized, who went around the camp at night and tore the blankets and clothes off from sick and dying men, kicking and beating those who made any feeble attempt at resistance. Money was also taken from the prisoners, or anything of value that could be lound upon tnein. in time the robberies became so frequent as to be the worst of our troubles. A perfect reign of terror existed, and we did not know what to do. Finally, after consultation, we asked permission of Wirtz to investi gate and see who were the perpetrators of these outrages and punish them. w irtz granted it the only kind act he ever did, I believe, for the Union prison ers there, and I thank him for it to this day. We picked out six men for trial before a tribunal of our own selection. It sat outside of the stockade under a Confederate guard. A judge, jury, pros ecuting attorney, and clerk were ap pointed, together with a counsel for the defense. Evidence was heard from many of the prisoners, and the accused were all identified as among the parties guilty of the robberies. A verdict of guilty was returned, and they were sen tenced to be hung. The proceedings were approved by Wirtz, who ordered the lumber to be furnished us for a scaffold. We built one sufficient for our purpose. It consisted simply of a crossbeam, sup ported by two uprights. A platform was constructed about three feet from the ground, the first plank, laid at right an gles with the upright and parallel with the crossbeam directly above it, being so adjusted that it could be withdrawn from its position at a moment's notice. The six condemned men were escorted to the scaffold by a guard of 300 prisoners, armed with sticks and lubs. They were placed on this plank. In lieu of the customary black cap, their heads were encased in flour sacks. Notwithstanding this absence of cere mony, the scene was an impressive one. The gallows stood near the top of the hill, and nearly all the thirty-eight thou sand prisoners were gathered to witness the execution.; They maintained perfect silence, refraining from any insults to the condemned, but their hollow eyes, pale, pinched faces, their savage expression of countenance were sufficient indication of their determination that not one should escape. The ropes were careful ly adjusted, with the knot in each case under the left ear, and, by a signal, the board withdrawn from beneath them. There was a drop of two feet, and the bodies swung about a foot from the ground all but one. The sixth man, a former sailor in the navy, was perceived to have fallen to the ground. The rope had broken. In an instant he was on his feet He Btarted to run down the hill. The crowd, comprehending his intention to escape, followed with a wild yell in pursuit It was a flight for life. He had the start by a few seconds and he made the most of it. I never saw a man run as he did. He went down to the morass with near ly thirty-eight thousand men close upon his heels. Not finding him there we looked up and saw him running up the side of the other hilL We followed. He made for one of the huts or sheds, but as soon as he heard us coming got out and again started on the run. Widening the distance between us, he again sought refuge in a dugout, and a second time had to abandon it as we came up. It was twenty minutes before we had him fast. He begged piteously for his life, but we had no mercy. We had to drag him down the hill through the sand, thence through the swamp and up the other hill to the scaffold. He was held by three men on the platform while the noose was adjusted the second time, after we had Bpliced the rope. He trembled in every limb. At the given moment the men pushed him from the scaffold, and he swung clear from the ground two feet The robberies never occurred again. A Cheap Smoke-House. teen inches deep, throwing the earth all out on one side. From near the bottom of the pit dig a trench of sufficient length to hold one or two joints of stove pipe, at such an angle as will bring the end away from the pit to the surface of the ground. Over the end of this pipe set a common flour barrel or large cask, as may be needed, and, having removed both heads, bank up around it with loose dirt, so that no smoke can escape at the bottom. Putting a cover on tne sticks will leave space enough for draught to let the smoke puxH freely. Build asmoke fire of corn-cobs, damp hard wood or sawdust in the pit, and you will have a cheap, safe and efficient smoke house With very little trouble. Polyandry in Thibet. A noticeable feature in the national life is the immense number of monas teries and nunneries which are to be found scattered over the country. In the neighborhood of Lhasa alone there are eleven monasteries, in which are clois tered upwards of 20,000 monks, 4ind the nunneries are found in like proportion. This apparent devotion to spiritual con cerns is at first sight calculated to arouse our admiration and sympathy, but a little consideration suggests the idea that the religious fervor of these Tibetan monks and nuns is a good deal height ened by a keen sense of sordid self interest. If the blood of martyrs is the seed or churches, poverty, especially in the East, has a wonderful effect in mul tiplying the crop. To men who have no taste lor the hard labor demanded by the soil from its tillers, and to women who have no means of eainine a liveli hood for themselves, the secluded idle ness and secured meals of a monastery or nunnery present attractions which it is next to impossible to resist The women also have an excuse for entering religious orders which is denied to men, for there exists in Thibet one of those extraordinary marriage customs which are occasionally met with in outrof-the-way parts of the world, and which are to be explained only by reference to the surrounding circumstances or the people. A numerous progeny in a poor and sterile country, is doubtless a distinct evil, and it is one which naturally sug gests the imposition of a check even to those who have never heard of Malthus or his doctrines. This we may suppose to have been the position of the Tibetans when.they cast about for some plan by which they might limit the increase the population. The plan they adopted for this purpose is almost unique, and is called polyandry, which may be explain ed as the exact reverse of polygamy ; ior, as iu most .oasieni countries 11 is lawful for a man to have a plurality of wives, in Thibet it is the custom for a woman to have a plurality of husbands. The usual practice is for two, three or four brothers in a household to marry one wife. They all reside in one house, and the children are considered to be the joint offspring of all. It is incon ceivable to us that such a system should exist for an hour; but in Thibet, far from giving rise to the evils which might be expected to flow from it, it works easily and welL and the ' pictures which travelers give us of Thibetan households display a degree of domestic happiness and anection which certainly equals that enjoyed in much more favor ed lands. This is a description Mr. Bogle gives of a family at whose .house he spent the night: "The house belongs to two brothers, who are married to a very handsome wife, and have three of the prettiest children l ever saw. They all came to drink tea and eat sugar-candy. After night came on the whole family assembled in a room to dance to their own singing, and spent two hours in this manner with aound of mirth and glee." A Country Editor's Way. The savings and doings of the country editor are not so notable now a days as in the old tunes when rural papers were rarely conducted on a cash basis, and the plaints of the worried fellow on the tri pod, who accepted cord wood or dried pumpkins or almost anything eatable or saleable for subscriptions, were fre quent and painful and free. Men in des perate straits are afflicted with strange whimsies, and tne expression 01 muse disgusted literary lights were often strik inelv original and exceedingly grotesque. Now, however, things are different, and rare'y does the country editor excel in his old specialty. A recent case over in Kentucky, where an editor "spoke right out," is, therefore, exceptionably notable. He was walking recently upon the street, eniovine the balmy spring atmosphere, and wondering whether, in the year to come, his paper would be established upon a paying basis, when he became aware of a sudden giggling and tittering behind him. He turned and saw the source of the merriment Two well dressed ladies, prominent in the town, were in his rear, and laughing heartily. Much to the poor editor's surprise, their attention seemed especially directed to some peculiarity about bis exterior. Much, twisting and writhing, while grind ing out mental productions seated in a hard bottomed chair, had told upon the frail textnre of his pantaloons, and the cloth had finally yielded. The editor's wife good, thrifty woman had repaired the, rtumflcft on liest she could : but.be- cause new cloth matches poorly with the okLevidences of her handiwork were all too plainly visible. Hence the cruel laughter of the ladies behind the coun try editor. The Door man fled to his office in shame. Then his manhood as serted itself, and he sat down upon the patch and wrote something ior tne paper. His next issue contained this paragraph: " As we walked past a couple of ladies on the street the otner aay, one 01 ukui, 30 we are informed, observed a large natch on our pants, and made merry over the discovery. Well, we do wear old clothes, it is true ; but we might af ford to treat ourselves to better ones if the husband of the woman we refer to would come to the office and pay us $18, which he has been owing for a long time lor subecnbtion and job work. ' "Doubtless," said a logical old. English clergyman, "God might have made a better berry than' the strawberry, but doubtless God never did." Doubtless some country editor might make a point more neatly, but, doubtless, none ever did. If that little bill of $18 was not settled np within a week after the ap pearance of his paper then there is no vir tue in pungency. And the occurrence is a recent and a literal one. St. Louit Re publican. . . i- Honors to Stanley. Henry M. Stanley recently made a speech defending his conduct towards the Bambirch natives, for warring against whom he has been severely crit icised by humanitarians. He was fre quently applauded, and Lord Houghton spoke kindly of him on behalf of the English people. Previous to the dinner, at which this speech was made, Mr. Stanley was visit ed by a deputation of the Royal Geo- gephical Society. Mr. Stanley gave Sir utherford Alcock, the President, to un derstand that the society must take for granted that he had acted while in Afri ca honestly and honorably. If they had my aouDi on mat pomt,or any suspicion lliat he had been wantonly murdering negroes, he would prefer not to receive the deputation. This frank and manly statement was met in a similar spirit Col. Yule, of the Geographical Society, opposed extending any courtesies to Mr. Stanley until he had vindicated himself from the charge of cruel slaughter re ferred to. On this subject Mr. Smalley, the Tribune correspondent, says, "The savages of Bambirch the savages who shortly before had been foiled in an ef fort to kill Stanley himself had mur dered even Stanley's allies a friendly chief among them. If he had allowed this outrage to pass unavenged, what would nave been thought of him by the Africans themselves? Thev would have said, This man is a fool ; lie allows his friends to be murdered, and does not avenge them ; it will be safe to destroy him.' His own men would have said also : 'Master is a fool: he does not pro tect those who serve him ; we shall all be killed if we follow hiin further.' News of that kind spreads with rapidity. Fresh ioeg, emboldened by Ins apparent timid ity, would have sprung up at every step. It is probably not too much to say that inougii ne nuu many oiner battles be fore liim. he owes his safe return to that one act of courage and decision. Such, at any rate, I believe to be his own con viction, and I must say I think Stanley's judgment 01 mo state 01 public opinion in Central Africa better worth tukine than that of sundry dissenting member of the Royal Geographical Society thou sands of miles away. i I - " The Only Female Mason. The Hon. Elizabeth St Leger was the only female who was ever initiated into the mystery 01 freemasonry. She had two degrees the first and the second conferred on her. As it may be inter esting to the general reader, we give the story as to how Miss St Leger obtained this honor, promising that the informa tion comes from the best of sources. Lord Doneraile. Miss St Ledger's father. a very zealous mason, held a warrant, and occasionally opened lodge at Done raile House, his sons and some intimate friends assisting ; and it is said that nev er were Masonic duties more rigorously performed than by the brethren of No. 150, the number of their warrant It appears that previous to the initia tion of a gentleman to the first degree of masonry, juiss cu iger, who was a young girl, nappened to be m an apart ment adjoining the room generally used as lodge room, but whether the vouno lady was there by design, or merely ac cident, we cannot confidently state. The room at the time was undergoing some alteration ; among other things, the wall was considerably reduced in one part for the purpose of making a saloon. The young lady having heard the voices of Freemasons, and being incited by the curiosity natural to all to see this myste ry, so long and so secretly locked up from public view, had the courage to pick a brick from the wall with her scis sors, and thus witness the first two steps 01 tne ceremony. Curiosity gratified; fear at once took possession of her mind, and those who understand this passage well know what the feeling of any person must be who could unlawfully behold that ceremony : let them judge what were the feelings of a young girl under such extraordinary circumstances. There was no mode of escape, except through the room where the concluding part of the second step was still being solemnized at the far end, and the room was a very large one. Miss St Leger had resolution enough to at tempt her escape that way, and with light and trembling steps glided along unobserved, laid her hand on the handle of the door, and opened it, but before her stood, to her dismay, a grim tiler with his sword unsheathed. A shriek that pierced through the apartments alarmed the members of the lodge, who all rushed to the door, and finding that Miss St Leger had been in the room during the ceremony, resolved, it is said, in the paroxysm of their rage, to put the fair spectatress to death ; but at the moving and earnest supplication of her - youngest brother, her life was spared, on condition of her going through the two remaining steps of the solemn ceremony she had unlawfully witnessed. This she consented to, and they con ducted the beautiful and terrified young lady through those trials which are sometimes more than enough for mascu line resolution, little thinking they were taking into the bosom of their craft a member that would reflect a lustre on the annals of Masonry. Miss St. Leger was a cousin to General Anthony St Leger, who instituted the interesting race and celebrated Lancas ter St Leger stakes. Eventually she married Kichard Aldworth, Esq.. of Newmarket, a member of a highly hon orable and ancient family. Whenever a benefit was given at any of the theatres at Dublin or Cork, for the Masonic Fe male Orphan Asylum, Mrs. Aldworth walked at the head of the Freemasons' with her apron and other insignia of Freemasonry, and sat in the front of the stage box. The house was always crowd ed on these occasions. The portrait of this estimable woman is in the room of almost every lodge in Ireland. Where Death Came Pleasantly. in the air. One might almost say a whisper of Summer, so clear was the sky, so .beautiful the sunshine. While the city was waking up, and tne rumble grew louder and louder, there passed down the river a boat In -this sat a man who plied his oars as if he were afraid that nis craft would rock and cause a sound. He passed by the idle, deserted vessels, by the tugs that lay like so many dead things along the docks, and under the bridges until he reached an open shore, and there he stopped. The man bent over in the boat, and when he raised himself up he had something in his arms. With it he stepped out on the land and walked to and fro, with the something still in his arms. He sat down with it, and seemed to listen to the water, that came up like a great monster that was wounded and wanted to be pitied: You may have noticed this in people and in animals. After a time thus passed the man looked earnestly at the something and seemed to be startled, and quickened his pace to the boat, lay down his load not his burden and pulled quickly back to the city. He bent over whatever ne liad again and again, and as often as he did he only quickened his labor at the oars. The boat touched the dock of the first slip, and the report er hailed the mysterious man. He rounded to, and as the boat stopped the man picked up his freight and sat down. tie was asked what ne had and what he had been doing. - He was a little rough in his appearance, as if he hadn't been accustomed to the good things 'of life. And he was a little slow to express him self: "You see, she's the only one left She's bin mighty- puny ever since the riot. We kinder went away and left, her she got a back set 'cause she was down when we went back, with nothing on her and nothin in the cupboard. It's bin many a night I've watched with her np and down, and then when they used to take the kids out on the tug last Sum mer one took her out along with some as was better dressed maybe than she was, but none of 'em was any peerter when the trip was over. Since they quit she's been gitting more and more off like, and this mornin' she came and laid her head on me here and said if she could only go out in the lake agin like she did, and I forgot I had to go to the shop. I took her and put her in the boat, and I was thinkin' how when, she fot outside she'd kinder spry up agin, t was risky, I reckon, but I couldn't refuse her anything. I couldn't and when she was out thar just now she kinder raised up and said she heard some children singin' on the sea. She was thinkin' of the kids last Summer when they were singin' on the pier. 'spose she heard some singin' but you can see how it took." He uncovered a pale face that seemed too cold for life. And still it looked as if it was asleep, with a string of beads around its neck, attached to which was a rudely carved cross. If it hadn't been for the hovel out in the limits, and its poverty, and its weeping woman who came out to meet the man and the child as the boat stop ped again, one micrht have thought that this death was a beautiful one, and that the child did hear a sweet song on the sea as it rose and fell. Maybe Bhe did hear it, for the other world isn't so far away but a sick child can see it and hear the music which is said to be forever swelling up under the shadow of the throne. Chicago Timet. The more quietly and peaceably we get on the better the better for our neighbors. In nine cases out of ten the wisest policy is. if a man cheats you. nnit dealing with him : if he is abusive, quit his company ; if he slanders you take care to live so that nobody will believe mm ; do matter wno ne is, or now ne nil aillJIM tk. w.iano. ia .A I at im alone ; for there is nothing better than this cool, calm, quiet way of dealing with the wrong we meet with. An American Judge was ouneno sleep with an Irishman in a crowded hotel, when the following conversation ensued: "fat, you wouiti nave rramu ed a long time in the old country before you would have slept with a Judge, would . A,. 1. . . I. . . .. . " U .1 ITU I'll! . VOU not r ie, yuur uuinn, M and I think your honor would have been a long time in the old country be fore ye'd been a Judge, too.' A Revolutionizing Threat. I have heard the story as applied loose ly, but as Jenkinson's father-in-law tells it, it has more of point and pith than in the other cases. Jenkinson was the man who entered the complaint He was a young merchant, and had married the daughter of an old merchant, and said daughter was inclined to be headstrong and independent, plainly giving her liege lord to understand that she should be her own mistress and do as she pleased. Jenkinson regarded this as an outrage, and in the plentitude of his indignation he betook himself to his wife's father, and there entered complaint, deep and bitter," against the fair recusant, and, un fortunately, in his blundering he more than half intimated that the girl had not been brought up as she ought to have been. But the old man betrayed no ill feeling toward his son-in-law. "Did the vixen say she would do as she had a mind to do 1" "Yes, sir." . "And she makes you generally uncom fortable?" "She does indeed, sir." "Goodness met What ingratitude 1 And only last week I gave her that beau tiful tt of rubies." I know it, sir." "Jenkinson, I paid $1,200 for those stones and the setting." "I should say they were cheap at that" . "So they were, so they were, and I thought they would make her so happy and so good. But I have a plan in my mind. I shall put up with no more re ports of her shortcomings. She thinks she will inherit a fat piece of property from her old father, but she may find herself mistaken. I have given her the rubies, but I will give her nothing more until I know that she has mended ; and if I hear another word of her wilfulness if I hear another word I will scratch her name from my will and leave her but a lesson on behavior. If she troubles you any more, you can tell her what I say ; and be sure I mean it It is time she should allow her old father to rest in peace. A month later, and the old merchant asked his daughter how she was flourish ing at home. "O, grandly ! ' she cried. "You won't believe how good and kind James is. He isn't cross any more at all." The old man nodded with satisfaction. His threat had had its effect Beading Eagle. The Cause of the 'Splosion. "I would invite you to my house, brud der Jackson," said Deacon Johnson, as he emerged from church last Sunday evening, 'but I dunnoas we'll get any supper dis night, de cook stobe am so dreffully out ob repair." "What's de matter wid de stobe?" "Why, you see cold wedder am com in' on, and wood's gettin' skese an' high, an' I've 'structed de folks to be berry eknocomical in de usin' ob it We'se bin buyin' in small lots, an' las' night, bein' out ob fuel, I sent one ob my boys ober to a neighbor's to borrow a few sticks. De man or his family had gone to bed owin' to de lateness ob de hour. an' dat boy, who would 'spise to do a un- honest transaction, wrote out ms note for de value ob de wood, an' droppin' it in a prominent place in de woodshed, shouldered an armful an' brought it home." "Jess so." "Well a fire was kindled, de tea-kettle put on, de ole woman she is gittin de supper. All ob a sudden, pun went de stobe, zoom; ke swish, kuslush went something, an' as I tumbled ober I saw de ole woman makin' for de roof wid de tea kettle an' de stobe plates followin' her, while de boys an' de gals was as brack wid smut as de ace ob spades, lie stobe's goose was cooked for a fact" "What was de cause ob de 'spiosion-V" "I'm strongly 'clined to believe dat dar was powder in dat wood, an' dat de powder was done put in darby dat white man to ketch some thievin' darkies wat nebber buys no wood, an' bressed ef I don't think dat man 'spects me, kase he couldn't find dat note, an' won't make no 'pologies." Dat am an outrage. "For a fact an' de children's supper was spued, too." Stop the Leaks. Wherever they may be found and on every farm they are numerous, if not watchfully guarded against Is the corn yet in the field? If so. here is a leak of magnitude. Squirrels, rats and perhaps two legged vermin are pegging away at it and the waste is all the more impor tant because it is continuous. A rat and burglar proof crib is the only secure store-house. .Are your tools nicely cleaned and laid away under cover or are tney lying loosely around, covered with mud and rust? This is a leak which should be stopped forthwith, for not only dollars and cents are involved but bodily strength also. Get everything under cover, well cleaned and ready for future use. Is your stock provided with comforta ble shelter from cold winds ? Lf not, stop this enormous leak without loss of time. making them as comfortable as possible. A few days exposure during the severe weather of winter will leak away more than all the gains you have made for a year. Have you settled with your merchant for your advances for the last year, or are you still adding to your obligations ? 11 so, you snouid maxe an possible nasxe and any required sacrifice to stop this leak. Your ship will surely founder, leaving you helpless and destitute, unless you attend to this important matter without a moment's delay. Are you providing for the education of your children and endeavoring to keep pace with the march of improvement yourself? Do you read, do you reflect? lf yon are neglecting tnese important duties, you may rest assured that this leak, if none other, will prove your ruin. Education is the corner stone of success in and all other pursuits. a How he Married the Banker's Daughter. Adolph Z. is young, prepossessing, and a clerk in a wealthy banker's office in Paris, on a salary of $000 a year. The banker has a pretty daughter of 18. Adolph has not a cent, but that does not deter him from waiting upon his employer one morning and saying: "Sir, I have the honor of asking your daugh ter's hand in marriage." . The banker as tonished, rang the bell, and told the wai ter to throw Adolph out of the window. "As you please," calmly said the clerk, "but before that is done learn that I am about to become a partner in the Lon don house of Bathurst & Co." At this the banker softens. "The proof, rnr, the proof of what you say." " Give me forty eigm nours in which to go to .cngianu, and I will bring you the proof. Adolph hurries to London, presents himself at the office of Bathurst A Co., and say s : "I have come to propose that you take me as a partner," and, as Air. -painurw looks as though he thought Adolph de mented, he adds : "I am about to marry the daughter oi m. r., oi raris." Aiioipu is thereupon asked to be seated. They converse and come to terms. The bright young maa returns to Paris carrying to his future fatherin-law the proor of his statement, and the young people are wedded. and thit. or She lives at Ottawa, Canada, is how she managed it : "the tnougni it would be just as w ell to commence housekeeping right away, and begin the New Year with training up a husband in the way he should go ; but her father thoaglit different. . So she invited all hr frimids to the wedding at a certain church at a given hour. Of course there was a big crowd, including the angry father, w ho was prepared to forbid the bans with a shot gun. Meanwhile the young lady and her adored William went to another church and were quietly mar ried, and as they left the sacred udifice she lemarked that where there was a Will there was a way." in out A Good Voice. "Madam, do you know that you pos sess one of the best voices in the world 7 said a saucy fellow to a woman, one day. "Indeed, do you think so ?' replied she, with a flush of pride at the compli ment "I do, most certainly," continued the rascal; "for if you hadn't it would have been worn out long ago." For the first time in her life that woman hadn't a word to say. About the House. Eat licorice to sweeten the breath. Apply common baking soda to burns. There is no dignity in work half done. Bottom heat is not good to raise bread. Cold corn beef is best for making hash. Eat what your appetite craves ifyou can get it Do not entertain visitors with, your own domestic troubles. Husbands must not expect their wives to make good, white bread from poor flour. Cowhide Horseshoes. In England they are adopting a horse shoe made of cowhide, and known as the Yates shoe. It is composed of three thick nesses of cowhide compressed into a steel mould, and then subjected to a chemical preparation. It is claimed for it that it lasts longer and weighs only one-fourth as much as the common iron shoe, that it will never cause the hoof to split, nor have the least injurious influence on the foot It requires no calks; even on asphalt the horse never slips. The shoe is so elastic that the horse's step is light er and surer. It adheres so closely to the foot that neither dust nor water can pen etrate between the shoe and hoof. In Japan they formerly shod their horses with straw, and the European or Radical party is distinguished from the Conser vatives by the iron shoes of their horses. Marvelous Dental Feat. Tooth carpentry bids fair to be robbed of its terrors, for it has come to pass that decayed and torturing teeth can be taken out, cleaned, filled, repaired, and re placed in the jaw. Dr. O. B. Bundle, of Monti cello, has for some months been asking himself the question, "If broken and separated bones and lacerated flesh would unite and become sound, why not the teeth?" He resolved to try the ex periment when he found a subject The latter turned up in the person of a stal wart blacksmith with a decayed and painful molar, the first on the right side of the lower teeth. The doctor extract ed it and found it slightly decayed, but with two ulcerous sacs at the point of the prongs. He explained the new the ory to the patient, who was desirous to save the tooth, and he told the dentist to go ahead. The ulcers were removed, the tooth drilled and plugged with gold, the proprietor holding it while the den tist did the job, which required two hours. The tooth was replaced in its socket, and now, after ten days, it has become firm as before. There is no grief like the grief which does not speak. The rats in an Ohio barn rose in their might and killed the dog that had been sent in to exterminate them. A dinner was given in Warrenton, Va, to twelve old ladies whose aggregate ages was 800. They danced a quadrille and the minuet In 1727 John McDonald, a footman, carried the first umbrella ever seen in England, and strangely enough, it wasn't his own. A recent wedding at Williamsport, Pa, had a gloom cast over it by the discov ery that, through some unaccountable mistake, the bridesmaid had been mar ried instead of the intended bride. A High Church Vicar advertises in an English paper for a curate, to whom he will pay $12.50 a week. By way of in ducement it is added that the curate can find eligible lodgings for $15.75 a week. In the town of Wethersfield, Conn, stands an English Pearmain apple tree, nearly eleven feet in circumference one foot from the ground. It yielded fruit nearly a century before the Revolution, and is still in good bearing condition. Baptist Pastor Batcheller, of Stafford, is a handy sort of a minister. It is said that he has been accustomed to shingle and repair the church and do all the sexton's work, besides attending to his regular pastoral duties, and is also Judge of Probate. A German has invented a clock in which the winding machinery is ope rated by the alternate expansion and contraction of glycerine or other suita ble liquid, acting on a piston, motion in either direction serving to wind up the weight A French physician named Bartha rand, residing in Algiers, has for thir teen years been collecting vital statistics in that country, and has on his list 1,300 cases of death at ages exceeding eighty years, 162 of the persons deceased hav ing been centenarians. Death from joy is a rare occurrence in this sober, cloudy world. A Sheffield blacksmith, who had been in prison for two months, returned to his home, and on seeing his wife and child, was so overpowered that he ruptured his heart and died before a physician could be summoned. Vegetable ivory, now so extensively employed in the manufacture of but tons, is made from hard, fine grained nut grown on the Isthmus of Darien. These nuts, which, are about the size of hen 8 egg, are sawed into several pieces from eacn of which different sized but tons are turned. The nuts cost $100 per ton. An exchange has the following : "The daily newspapers in Deadwood, in the Black Hills, are not much larger than a sheet of foolscap, and are delivered for a year. Every subscriber is required, announced in the prospectus, to 'down with the dust Yet, when we ask you for that "mighty dollar, you get your backup! Ainrt you ashamed of your self?" Mr. Beecher has realized from his lecturing tour more than enough to make up for the recent reduction in his salary. It is not known whether he will devote any portion oi ma pronts to re imburse his former publishers, J. B. Ford & Co, whi were driven to bank ruptcy by his failure to complete his "Life of Christ" for which they had ad vanced him $10,000. Tbe following from an exchange hits the nail on the head: "Intelligence means thrift, honesty and rational enjoy ment Ignorance means vice, poverty, crime, wretchedness. Money spent m educating the people will save ten fold the expense in jails, almhouses, and criminal courts. It ia the duty of every one to encourage education in every possible way." It is a caution how the editors are skip ping from public to private life. They act all the world as though the civil ser vice clamps had reached the sanctum. About seven in ten of our exchanges an nounce the dropping out of Smith, Jones Brown from tne ranks and up pops a new head. Why this season of unrest, brethren? Is it a competency on which you are falling back, or your assets. Sidtuy TdeyrapK. A boy of five years was "playing railroad" with his sister of two and a half years. Having her upon a foot stool, he imagined himself both the engine and conductor. After mutating the puffing noise of the steam, he stop ped and called out, "New lork" and. a moment after "Patterson," and then "Philadelphia." His knowledge of towns was now exhausted, and at the next place he cried, "Heaven." His little sister said eagerly, "Top t I desl'll dit here.1'