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A IHvTTT A Mr n A T I I J J I I MM i 1 w n- m n .ill li ji XJLJL Ji-JIo - "v -4 . e . - . J-A-S. p,EED Sz SON, P'u'blisliers. - " Independe at in all tilings. $2 in Advance Vol. XXX, No. 25. ASHTABULA, OHIO, FRIDAY,. JUNE 20, 1879. Whole Number 1537. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. MERCHANTS. i f 9 I f ) f t h r iv min rif iinrrnl Dealer In ijTJ Ooods, Groceries, Croi-kery and Jlafj- w.ire, Bkois anu ouoet. rveaujr .i t.. him md Tobaueos and Hears, nH avervthinz a family needs to eat or wear. North Main street, Ashtabula. TO TI H P B Of K.W K I-( A. C. T.mibes sud K. Rockwell.) Wholesale and Re iHil lealen iu Groceries and Provisions r'riutsanu Grain; Aent f..r American and Culoii fcxpress Oouii-oie. end i Cleve and Ueruld, Main street, Anhutbula, O. l-M A.M. A-K. rt.SAVAGE, Dealer In Choice rainiivoroci-rl.-iii'l Provisions; aiso.pure Confectionery, aud the finest brands of To bacco and Cigars. 1361 B. WEkLS Pro.lr.ee and Commi-wion Merchant for the uurt-Uaseaud sale of Westr ern lteaerve BuiUT.Clieexoand Dried Frulu, Main strevt, Asmatmla, Ohio. CAM. LISLE TVLKH, Dealers in Fancy and staple Dry i.xxls. Family Groceries and Crockery. Willard's New Block, Ashtabula, fti,!.. 1MW. 1. SI. FATLKSISU SOX, Dealers In Groceriea, ProvlKiims. Flour, Feed, Foreign and Domeatie Fruits, (Salt, Fish, Plaster, Water-Lime, Seeds, c, M:iin street, Ah-ta-bula, Ohio. wTbTkDHICAo, Dealer In Flour Pork Hams. Lard. and all kiudsof Fisn: also all tmasoi r.iiiii. .r.V-7 fectionery, Ale and Domestic W ines. H. i.. TIOIl Hist, Dealer in tiry ooan. Groceries, BocjU and shoe. Haw, Caps, Hardware, Crockery, Books, Paints, Oils, Ac, Ashtabula. Ohio. '-" DRUGGISTS. IQAHTIN NiiU-BfcKltl!, lUli.-t and Apothecary, and General Dealer in Druus. Medicines, Wines and Liquors for meuicul purposes, Faucy and Toilet Goods Main street, corner of Centre. Ashtabula, U. CHAHLKH i;. SWIFT, Ashtabula, Ohio, Dealer in DruV'S and Meilcines, Groceries. Perfumery and Fancy Articles, superior Teas, OoJfee, Spices, Flavoring Extracts, la tent Medicines of ev?ry decript:on, Paints, lyt Varnishes, Br c thes. Fancy Soft), Uair Oils, c, all of which will be sold at the low est prices, prescriptions prepared with HUit able care. r I MANUFACTURERS. CILLKl .nAM'F'G Manulactureiis of Lulh, rtldinff. Mouldings, Cheese Boxes, Ac, Planing, Matching, and Scrowl Snwinif dous on sho-t notice. hop on Main street, opposi te south Park, Ashtabula, Ohio. ATTORNEYS AND AGENTS. CaTvIS BRCCii, Attorneys and Coun selors a Law, and Notaries Public. II lard's block. 13,9 WI. ft. UIlCi, HI., Attorney fnd Counsellor at Law, and Notary Public Of nce with Hall Bro's, Ashtahuls, O. im IOH1 T. 8TUO.X-, Atumiey anil Coun sel'orat Law, and Notary Public. Olllceiii Ashtabula Louu ABoclatlon buiidlne. li HOIT A. 1'liTTIHOKK, Attorneys and counsellors at Law and Notaries Public; of fice opposite FUk House, Ashtabula, O. T. E. lioYT. 14S7 F. A. Psttiboiie. CHAULES BOOTH, Attorney and Coun selior at Law, Ashtabula, Ohio. Mi K. 11. LEONARD, Attorney at Law, Jerter son.ohio. Oflice in the smalley Block IJta HARDWARE, &c. fit.O. O. UIBUAHD A CO., Dealers In Hard ward. Iron, Steel and Nails, Stoves, Tin PiaU'.Sheet Iron, Copper andZInc, and Man ufacturers ofTin,Sheet I ron and Gopperware, F'isk's Block, Ashtabula. Ohio. I0B3 r PHYSICIANS. DH.. I,. KING, Physician and Surgeon; office over Gee t Rogers'. 1 have a com plete set of Dr. Hadtleld s Equalizers, with the exclusive rlht of Ashtabula county, phvsicians are respectfully invited to call and examiue the Instrument. Office hours irom 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. Residence south of 81. Peter's church. . K'J) FOUNDRIES. PHOENIX iaON.WOHKSCO.,Man'f'rs of Stoves, Plows and Columns, Window Cups and Sills, Mill Castings. Kettles, Sltika, Bieis-a Shoes, (feo Pbceuix Foundry, Ashta bula,Ohlo. . ; 1W1 CABINET WARE. IOHN DlfKO, Manufactuierof and Deal er in Furniture of the best descriptions, an J every variety; also. General Undertn-r and Manufacturer of Coffins to order; iln street, north of South Public Squars. Ash tabula, Ohio. 491 JEWELERS. 4iaBtlV A H It UIS will JukII tlinls of Hepairui: ot Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, at ISi JJuln Street, iu room with Carlisle fc Tyler. . USj-ly GEO. W. IICKISON, Jeweler; Repair ing ol all kinds of Watches Clocks and Jewelry; Store in Ashtabula House Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. " - PHOTOGRAPHERS. r; BLtliBSLEi: MOOKE, Photograph ers aud 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. 2 HARNESS MAKER. P. C. FOKO, Manufacturer and Dealer in Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Collars, Trunks, Whips, c, opposite Fisk House, Ashta bula, OhioJ mis MISCELLANEOUS. A P. F. GOOD. Wholesale and Rejttl Dealer In all kinds of Coal, and Lumber. Sewer Pipe of all sises. Office and yard at Center street railroad crossing, Ashtabula. Hall's shingles a specialty. Pine lumberblugles, lath, of all kinds. In any quantity, at the lowest prices, and delivered on cars or any where in Ashtabula. Orders left at the store of J. B. Crosby A Sons, will receive prompt attention. BRAKE McHILLIN, General Mason, Brick Layers, Plasterers and Grate Setters, are in a situation to respond to orders for any thing In this line, or to enter into con tract for putting up buildings and furnish- . tng the required material. They will also contract for any Jobbing in their linei 15u4 187 BUILDING LOTS FOR. SALE!! Dealer in Water-Lime, Stucco, Land Plas ter, Keal Estate and Loan Agent, Ashtabnla Depot WM. HUMPHREY. J. SCM. BLfTH, Agent for the Liverpool, Londo Globe Insurance Co. Cash Assets over j,UU0,uuu Gold. In th U. S. $3,6U0.um). 8 toe I' jolders also personally liable f!21S ARCHITECTS. DAVID SLOAN, Civil Engineer and Sur veyor, Architectural and Mechanical Draughtsman. Office In Pierce and Red bead's Block, Ashtabula, Ohio. HO DENTISTS. -r j ft? DR. N. L. BCRNS, office in i Fifk's Block, vacated by Dr. Kelley. Monday of each week Will be spent at Rock Creek. E. KELLEVi D. D. S., Newber- VtsY Block, cor. Mala and Centre Sts. Entrance on Centre Street. Office hours, to 12 a. m. I to 5 p. in. P. E. HALL, Dentist, Anhtabula V Ohio. Office Centre street, between Main and Park. Km ' II: ? . ll: J 5 WILLIAM SMITH. I!JP0$TEB OF SCOTCH GRANITE MONUMENTS, And every description ol Polished and Cut Work In red, blue or white granite. Manufacturer of American Granite, Marble Si Stone Work. All work finished In the best manner. Of Soe and works near L. 8. A M. 8. Depot, and Wot. Humphrey's store. l.'i'.H Wedding Stationery. We are prepared to receive or ders for all kinds of Engraved Wedding Invitations, Visiting Cards, Monograms, etc This work will be done in the finest style of the art, and the prices for the same are very low. Samples of the latest styles ot Stationery, on hand. (JAMES REED & SOX, Ashtabula ASHTABULA & PITTSBURGH RY. CONDENSED TIME TABLE—May 26th. 1879. South. Going North. Going Ex. I Ac iu . tMuUona. Ex. Ae m am 1 if I" 9 s ii : It! 8 011 (kij Ihi ll .nil y 4ii w 541 10 OS; 1U IS; .11 2-'j HI S-i ll) -l 10 -W p m i in Harbor., L.8. M.S. Crossing x 0 ; AsbUtbuta I ... Muiison Hill.... I . .. Austlnburgh 1 r 1 M) 1 sr, 1 2i 1 1.1 1 tt! 1 uo 12 i Eagleville ....Rock Creek.. .. Itome .. .New Lyme. Inland ... . Bloomlield. ... Oaktield , Brlsiolville ....i'hamplon A. A G. W. R. U. Cr. Warreu. ... Nile Girard Brier Hill.. . Youngstown Pittsburgh 12 3 12 IT 12 2-t i12 llil ::il S8 D ni 7 tl 7 IS: 7 7 1 11 . il 37 8 UO 7 -n 1 S5 7 27 7 20 t25 11 251 til 1 1 1 P ruj 7 ll 10, 10 itt a m 18 am j p 111 All trains dully except Sundays. F. R. MVEIIS. Geu. Pass, aud Ticket Agent. LAKE SHORE & MICHIGAN SOUTHERN. R. GOIS8 WEST. Michigan Express leaves Buffalo at p. m., Erie lt&) a. m., amuesut 2:1 a. in.. .Ashta bula 2:.U a ra Geneva a. m , PaiDes vihe4:u6 a. in.. Cleveland 5:S0 a. m. Special Chicago Express leaves Buffalo at 12:15 a. m., Erie :flu a. in,, Ashtabula s:js. PuinesvilleSi'M), and arrives at Cleveland at : V a. m. Conneaut Accommodation leaves Conneaut atsruia. m., Amboy S:ll Kiugsvillefcil, Ash tabula &M, Say brook 6:4-1, Geneva 8:53, Paines ville7:2tf, and arrives at t.'levelaud 8:46 a. in. Toledo Express leaves Ituil'aioat 6:1-) a. in., Erie 10:16, Conneaut lu-.., Kiugsvilie 11:11 Ashtabula a. 111., saybrook 11:38 Ge neva 11:43, Painesvlrle 12:18, and arrives at Cleveland at WJn p. m. special St. Lou In Express leaves Buffalo 8:ii a. in., Erie KC57, Ashtabula 1--U2 p. m., paiuesviile ltl", and arrive at Cleveland l:4i. Pacific Express leaves Buffalo 12:10 p. m., Erle3:o2, Ashtabula &12, Paiuesviile 0:01, and arrives at Cleveland at 75 p. m. GOING kast. ' Atlantic Express leaves Cleveland 7:30a.m., Painesviile 8:211, Ashtabula :U3, (JountautifzS, Erie 10:20, and arrives at Balfalo at 1:10 p. in. Toledo and Buffalo Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 11:15 a. ni., Painesviile 1211, Ge neva 1:11 a. iu., Saybrook L20. Ashtabula 1:32, Klngsvllle 1:4. Amboy . Conneaut 2:02, Erie 3:10, Buffalo 7:00 p. m. Chicago and 8L Louis Express leaves Cleve land at 2:30 p. m., Painesviile a.:i, Ashtabula 4:18, Erie &2S, and arrives at Buffalo at 8:05 p. m. Con neaut Accommodation leaves Cleveland at 4:50 p. m., PaioesvlllefcOSI, Geneva: 45, Say brook &55, Ashtabula7:04, Kiiigsville7:15, Am boy 7:24, and arrives at Conneaut at 7:30 p. m. special New York Express leaves Cleveland at 10:30 p. m Painesviile 11:20, Ashtabula 104 a. m., Erie U and arrives at Buffalo at 4:00 a. a. .Trains run by Columbus time. L. & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION. From and after May 1Mb, 1S79, Passenir Trains will run as follows: . GtlIKO WEST. KI Nli EAST. No.iW. FU No. l.!W. FL A M 7 o) 7 05 7 W 7 20 7 2tf 7 32 7 50 7 W 8 09 8 28 8 35 8 40 8 r,i 04 19 9 25 50 57 10 IM 10 18 10 28 10 35 lu no 10 57 11 04 11 12 11 rs All P M P U. 2 20 2 15 2 10 4-20 2 01 4 0 1 55 S 60 I ao 3 00 1 33 2 23 1 28 2 10 1 18 I 45 1 04 1 OA 12 50 12 20 12 48 12 10 12 37 11 80 12 2 .11 11 12 18 10 42 12 12 10 H2 II S5 . 8 JO 1125 8 14 11 16 8 CO 10 57 . 8 85 1(1 47 7 45 10 5 7 i 10 1 - C 4ft loin 8 58 25 1 45 " "66 AM A 11 Oil City East., i Junction.. .. IOII City West 1 Reno Run 1 Franklin Summit ..- iPolk iRayniilton.... Sandy Lake ... .stonehoro Branch Clark t Hadley Salem Amasa "1 Jamestown... Turner . . Himnn J Andover .. i Leoa Dorset J Jefferson Gregirs 1' I y mouth Centre Street.. J Ashtabula .... Pittsburgh 6 45 7 20 7 36 8 35 8 08 8 ) 8 40 10 10 11 15 11 x2 11 45 12 2U I 00 1 12 1 42 2 00 2 20 3 20 3 40 4 01 4 33 "604 5 SO r at I Telegraph Stations. Passenger fare at the rate of $ cents per mile to way stations counted In even hall dimes. . L. & M. S. —FRANKLIN DIVISION. L. S. & M. S. —YOUNGSTOWN BRANCH From and after May 18th, 1S79, Passeu- ger Trains will run as follows; j QOISQ NORTH. OOINO SOUTH. No.3.W.Ft. PI P X 1 50 C 15 1 65 tm 2 Oi 6 48 2 10 T 05 17 7 27 24 T 48 2 32 8 5 38 8 40 2 52 8 08 58 8 21 a 05 S 09 8 44 S 20 10 10 4 10 10 40 AM AM STATIONS. NoAiW.Ft. P K 2 SO 2 46 2 89 8 85 2 2 2 24 2 15 ; ' 2 07 : 1 63 1 1141 ' 1 38 1 84 1 SO 12 20 6 IS : P M 1 Y'oungstown.. Thorn Hill.. .. Doughton .. .. iOoulburs; .. Brooktleld I Tyrrell Hill.. Fowler . Latimer IKinsman...... Gravel Pit Stanhope W. W'msf Id.. Andover. .t... Ashtabula .... Pittsburgh... . t Telegraph S unions. ERIE RAILWAY. Abstract of Time Table adopted June 3.1878. IJULLAIAN'S best Drawing-room and (Sleeping Conches, combining all modern Improvements, are running through withoutcbangefrom Rochester, -Buffalo, Sus pension Bridge, Niagara r'alis, Cincinnati aud 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, No. 8. No. 12 - No. 4 Stations. N. Y". . Atlantic Night Express Ex. ' Ex. Dunkirk L've 1 05 p.m. Salamnnca.. " ?.35 a.m. 8 35 Clifton 7 05 1 45 " 7 So p.m. Suitp. Bridpe " 7 15 2 00 1 35 - Niagara Fails " 7 20 ' 2 06 ' 7 40 , Bml.Hlo 8 00 " 2 50 " 8 20 Attica " 8 05 ' 4 10 ' 100 " Portage " 6 22 " Horuellsvilie " tllo5" -H1S5 liS5i.. Addison " 1158 7 45 " 183 " Rochester... " 9 00a.m. 4 00 " Avon " 8 48 " 4 40 Bath " 11 82 " 848 " Corning 12 18p.M. 8 15 ' 1 50 " Elmlra " ;i 07 " 8 7 ' 2 35 " Waverly " I S9 8 80 " 8 13 " Oweco " 2 15 10 10 ' S 58 " Blssrhamton " 2 54 " 11 00 " 440" GF.atBend. - 818" 8 08 ' Susquehanna " 840" 1155" 680 " Deposit " 4 12" is 89 A. a 6 04 " Hancock 4 41 " 1 09 ' 6 82 Narrowsburg JO 13 " 2 29 " t8 08 Lackawaxen " 633 8 84 " Honesdale.. Arr 177171177 11 25 Port Jervis.. L've 7 20 ' 8 48 8 20 " Mlddletown. 8 03 " 4 40 " K)01 Goshen " 8 15 " 10 15 ' Paterson " 9H8 " i 23 " 11 85 Newark " 10 57 " T30 " 2 06p.ii. Jersey City.. Arr. 10 12 ' 7 06 1210 New York " 10 25P x. 7 25 " 12 25 " Boston 4 2UP.M. 8 40P.M. Expreaa Trains Leave New Tors, 9.00 A.TI. Cincinnati and Chicago Day Express. Drawing Room Coaches to Buf falo and Suspension Rrtdpe. 6.O0 P.M. Dally. Fast St. Louis Express, arriving t Buffalo 8 00 A. M., connecting with fast trains to the West, North west and Southwest. Pullman's best Drawing Room Sleeping (Vmcbes to Buffalo. 7.00 P.M. Daily. Pacific Express. Weep ing Coaches and Hotel Dining Cars through to Chicago without change, 7.00 P. M. Emigrant train for the West, Dal!y. No. 8daily, except Suuday. tMeal stations. MAsk for Tickets via Erie Railway; for sale by all principal offices. J NO. N. ABBOTT, Gen. Pass A gt,. New Y'ork. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES OF MAILS AT ASHTABULA P.O. ARRIVE. BKPABT. 8:30 a. m. 3:45 " 0:30 p. m. 11:10 a. in. 4:30 p. in. 11:30 " 9:15 a. m. 8:00 a. in. l:oo p. iu. li:l p. in.. .East, Through & Way,.. 5::iu " East, Through 7::0a.m East, Through. 8:30 ..West. Through 4 Wav,.". 5:00 p.m West Through .. .. ":-'0a.m West Through 12:30 m A. A O. C. ....... 1:80 p.m A AP 8: si u.m Hurbor rI1rv' 1 erf) cures roHii.oodis- 18 1 'I? Jlf ?? th Urinary Organs lTT 1 Titt' breatn. or betray iu pres ! fj jiii A? eDcg n any manner, (treat- Druggists, or sent bv mail on receipt of price. Send for pamphlet. Free. SPANISH MEDICHs'E CO.. Box 167. Buffalo, N.Y. . ARABIAN LIFE ELIXER Restores loft manhood lo sny nun under ilx.y dve years of s e. In from six to eight weeks. FsiHre impossible when used In connection with Dr. S. D. Hope's Arabian Tonic. Sold hy A. K. Thnrher A Co., droirkrltt. Aitnabnla.. O. and 8.D. Hows, M. D Proprietor. 1547-77 1 29 Liberty St New York. CREEPING UP THE STAIRS. b the softly-falline twi'ight - 1 tt .wrv i ly aav. Where tne children w at play; : I was brooding o'er soma trouble. That had met me una wares. When a little voice cane ringinc " He iscreepin' np a stairs. Ah! H toucbed the p.-ndsrast heart-trinf . With a breath aad force divine. And such melodi? awakened As words can ne'er aenne; And I turned t see oar darling. Ail forgetful ci mf cares. When 1 saw the litus creature ttiuwly creepiut op the stain. Step by step she bravely clambered On her liule aaa4 and knees, ' sweeping np a Mai -t ehauerins; Like a magpie ie tbe trees. Till at last she reached the topmost, ' When o'er all farr world's aaairs She. delighted, suiod a victor, Aftar creepiiic np the stairs. Fainting heart, behold an image Of man's brief aad stragviing life, W buae best prises must be captnred With nobie, tartest strife; Onward, upward reaching ever, I Betiding to the weight of cares. Hoping, fearing, still expecting. We gu creeping np the staua. x On their steps may be no carpet. By abeir side may be no rail. Bands and knees may eften pain oft, And the heart m y almost Lul; 8till above there is cue glory Whico no ainfulens impairs. With its rest and joy forever, ; After creeping up toe stairs. -ilaosKmoii. : KETURAH KIDDLE'S COURTSHIP. Clump ! clamp I went Farmer Lan ier's boots along the brick walk leading to Mrs. Selcuow'a dairy, and Here ye be f be said, in' his sharp falsetto, a minute later. - "Yes," said ilrs.. Selchow, lookiDg np from the milk- she was skimming. "Walk in, Brother Lazier." Brother Lazier walked in. He was a small, dry man, to stiff in the joints that he progressed by a series of jerks suggestive of Mrs. Jarley. He had a dusty complexion',' a miniature Desert of Sahara on the top of his head, sur rounded by clump.- of sandy hair, and his very voice seeaied to have dried np. and cracked. - He sat down upon a pile of empty butter firkins, with a preoccupied air, but immediately -.rising, crossed the room, alternately taking a few steps and then stepping short, like a robin. At last he remarked: " Uncommon dry spell we are having. ; Mrs. Selchow assented cordially ; and this subject being disposed of, a silence ensued, during which Mr. Lazier and his green cotton umbrella continued to mount guard. "How's your motherP" inquired Mr. Selchow, making a skirmish to ward conversation. :- " Mann's considerable poorly, I ex pect," replied her son; "and that's what 1 called ter speak about ; that is, I meant ter say " Here Brother Lazier grasped his umbrella convulsively, and' paused. " She ain't so young as she once were," he resumed, " audit's hard on her to take the heft of the work." Another pause, during which our brother wiped his brow with a pictorial handkerchief illustrating scenes in the life of the Prodigal Son. "Yes," said Mrs. Selchow, foreseeing what was coming, and anxious to help her visitor out " Yes, yon need some body there that can take right hold and go ahead. Your mother is getting on in years, as yon say, and the place needs a younger woman to see after it" . "Xhat,rwrr, fWEstasf'whabrTwaa coming W:rn&4Mf,,?a7i, much gratified. "I've 'been a-thinking, this some time, whether or no Scripter wa'n't about right, and I've come a-purpose to ask yon if so be you'd be so good as to pick out some likely girl for me. You see, a young man like me feels kinder diffident round amongst the girls," he added, stroking his hay-colored goatee, which was pleiifallyfftre&kW with; f gray "Not butiwhatthei-e'tf t i plenty of 'em that would jump at the chance," he resumed, glibly for the bars once down, Mr. Lazier felt perfectly at ease "but, you see, there are so many I- can't make up my mind, and 1 want you to sorter tell 'em over, so't I can chalk: 'em off. ion see, bister Sel chow, I want a toaster-hand to wok. She must, be( able! to; hetchel, round j can't " have no poor weakly creater. But then, yon see, the smart kind are apt to be topping. I can't have that She mustn't be a-trying to usurp au thority nor nothing; I'm particular about that She must be obliging be willing to help about the chores, and thai'li av mT"keerrin tr boy "She must be ekernomiea). and know howl to live On pluiovitila, 'iand,-BOr te wanting anew caiiker every little while. I want she should be able to make fust rate butter and cheese. Mother is fall ing off a little on butter ; I didn't get as much by ten cents as I'd orter for that last box. And if she has a few hundreds in the bank, it would come handy, for, you know our place has a mortgage. Now, you see," he added, "I ain't particular ; but these 'ere few things 1 do insist upon," , . . " H'm," said Mrs. Selchow, watching the milk as it dripped through the skim mer. " Perhaps ' Widow Voss would suit yon." "Number one," said the bachelor, in a business-like voice, producing a lump of chalk, with which he proceed ed to make a mark on the dairy floor. "Now let's see," he went on, assuming a judicial air, " Widder Voss is as spry as a cricket good-temper too; ; int then I never took mupil stock in wid dera, and I'm a little skittish of 'em. LThey're always a-throwin' of it in your iace now mat yon ain t a-aoin so wen by 'em as their first husband did. I guess we'll cress her outi" and. he stooped te) slrar a line across the m ark whiohy represented the tinfortunate widow. "Miranda Brown," suggested the mentor. Mirandy is a good girl; she'd make a fust-rate of a wife; bat there's her father, being took down with paralysis so, he's liable to live for years. yTht spiles ter,'" and another cross decided tndestiny of Miranda. " Jane Tucker," prompted the inde fatigable Mrs. Selchow. " Number three," asserted the pros pective lover. "Jane is a'most too ready. I mistrust she's been a-lookin out for this onano forsometime; she's; asked afte; m arm's rheumatism twice) now; within a; week, and I make ndf doubt she's all prepared t stepjn.. I won't have a woman that don't wait to be asked," said Mr. Lazier, decidedly, as he cancelled Jane's hopes. Well, now, there's Keturah Kiddle," exclaimed Mrs. SelchoV, running her finger around the edge of the pan to loosen the cream. "She's good' as gold, and neat. as a pin. There ain't a belter housekeeper in town, and .she can sing like a lark, and hasn't any in cumbrances either.", i . ' , ' " And they -do say she has a pretty little sum in the bank, too; but then she is oncommon humbly," objocted Mr.. L., rubbing his nose reflectively with the handle of his umbrella. . " Handsome is that handsome does," returned Mre. Selchow. " Keturah has a great deal of sound good sense, and her butter took the prize at cattle show last fall." f J-J g "Well, here she goes number lour," reluctantly admitted, Mr. Lazier. I'm a great mind Til go and see her if it wa'n't for her bein' so prodigious plain featured. Well, I'm gretly obliged to you, Sister Selchow, and Til do as much for yon some time," said the bachelor, with, an innocence which up- let SisterrSplrthaw'8 irravitv '.nrl with II I it the pan of skim-milk- which she was ' emrjtvinc into thn nio-s' nail. Thn nn. - r. k ' . i "r ' : i conscious ' author OT the mishap was already ambling peacefully through the Selchow garden, bright with phlox and poppies, with a rear-guard of melons and cucumbers. " Hezekiah Laziert" said his mother, a few hours later, " I do declar' for't if yoo ain't a-growin' deef! I've blowed the bora e'ena'most times enough to briisg down the walls o' Jericho, and here ye be out behind the house all the wt: r' ? "Suo, new," protested her son; "I concluded you forgot to blow the horn. I wa a-ealculatin'whether or no 'twas best tc u? another cow," he added, in an explr story tone. "I : I see but we stiall have to, if yon keep on at this rate; here ye be a he pin' ycm-self to butter again when you've got three pieces on your plate a'ready, remarked the old lady. "I've a gret mind I'll go and see her tali rftemoon the cow, I mean." hastily jkL! ad Hezekiah, putting salt in his tea. '- ! " It's right on the road to Jones'," nutae4.ihe same individual, after din ner, as he leaned pensively over the pig-pen chewing a straw. " It wouldn't Lender much, as I know of, and jest now I may ketch her unaware. Wa'aL aryhow 1 can call, and if I don't conclude to take her. Til go on and see Jones' cow, so 'twon't be wast ing time.". Half as hour later Farmer Lazier and his greeu cotton umbrella might have been seen wending their way along the road. . . . ." Fci e'ena'most a mind not to stop to-day," murmured Mr. Lazier, as he caught sight ol the white cottage with its porch covered by morning glories. "I don't know as I'm afraid to go in I don't know as I be," he pursued, wiping his face with the Prodigal Son. : Wliile he was deciding this question, a "burst of song floated out through the .open window. It was an old-fashioned hymn; the words were homely,! the lr.!:e wt.i commonplace; but the soul of tie woLian who sang seemed to fill and overflow both song and words. : Un consciously the listeosr drew nearer; before he knew it he had passed np the little walk bordered by verbenas and clove-pinks, and reached the dazzling roirof milk-pans set to dry upon the porch. . , 1 "I'll ketch her unaware," repeated the bachelor, with a triumphant chuckle. But alas for his precautions! his green cotton umbrella slid out of his hand, and, with a crash worthy of one of Jove's thunderbolts, knocked down the whole row of pans. !: " Why, Mr. Lazier, how do you do" said Ming Kiddle, coming to the door to send away Mr. Jones' dog, as she supposed, and looking somewhat sur prised to find the intruder of a different order. . j- " Yes, it in an uncommon dry spelL remarked the visitor, absently. j v, ' The kitchen had not a suspicion of 2.;-t anywhere, the dinner dishes ap peared to have been washed ages ago, the stove ah one like a star of the first magnitude,- and Miss Kiddle herself wore the most immaculate of calicoes ' and white collars. She was plain, but her face was full of character and good ness, which even Mr. Lazier could hot help feeling, and his small soul seemed to. shrink, as he looked at her, till it almost rattled within him. "What charming weather we are having!", gaid tha-huatoat , " Yt"i-good for punljiao',i! admitted our ntiiiUriarr Wend.'w' " "How is your mother now F" asked Miss Keturah, trying to keep the con versational ball rollinz. ; " She means business, sure enough," thought the bachelor, with internal consternation. ; ' "She ain't so yonng as she once were," he answered aloud: after which remarkable, aunouBoement he relapsed - inlet silence, j Je svaai surmising what Air. Jxiddie was worth when he aiea, and calculating how much, at an inter-' est of seven per cent it would amount to by this time. I Miss Keturah attempted to insert an other conversational -wedge. "Mr. Lazier," she began, "are you calcula ting" Mr. Lazier (jaye a guilty start? ," are you -;alcol&tipg to raise many melons this year?" . "No," said the farmer, looking much relieved. " Melons are going, to be a rather slim crop this year, so far as' I know." ! "I have a few vines, but they haven't done much," pursued Miss Kiddle. " I find it troubleouieli.-get-4o do my planting when it ought toi done, they are alf so driven, rig,inj?iaating time.""" " There!" thoughtMr. Lazier, feeling in his pocket for the Prodigal Son; "she means that for a hint women are so suspicions."- j "I've let my land out at shares this year," went on the unconscious Ket- . urah. " Mr. Jones has taken the gar- . den, and I have all the vegetables I can use." Our wary friend felt that it was high time for an explanation. ! "I was just a-going by to look at Jones' cow, and I thought I'd stop in a spell and see you too, and I guess J must be getting Cop'g now."., j happen to be going by," he thought as he walked out of Miss Keturah' s doorJ yard, ignorant that at that very in-" stant Cornelius Jones, Jr., was sweep ing the horizon with; a spy-glass from: his father's- bsra .window. " WelU it's plain to be seen'' she's all ready to jump at the chance," soliloquized Mr; Lazier. " I believe she would have made me a proposal herself if I'd staid there five minutes longer. It's' lucky I got away when I did, for I should hate to tell her it was on ac count of her looks. But it won't do; she's too plain-favored. It's hard on her, thongh; it's evident her mind is sot on me. Howsomever, I don't know as I'm beholden to make och a sacrifice of my feelings.'.'! ; 1 1 i - He reached this conclusion, and Mr. i Jones' barn-yard simultaneously. The only visible occupant was a bantam rooster, which .crowed, valiantly at Mr. Lazlor's aoproach, to whose over wrought imagination he seemed to be saying, " Ke-.u-u-rah!" The farmer threw a stick at the fowL but, adroitly dodging it he reiterated, "Ke-tu-u-rah!" - Vjai f , ril Keturah jour' iexolalmea aloud the irats bacuekrLseiaing a milking-stooL But barn-yards fur nish footing as treacherous as the polished floors of palaces, and Mr. Lazier found himself on his knees in the mud, while the rooster, perched upon the gate, triumphantly pro claimed, " Ke-tu-u-ra-ah!" There was a sort of smothered ex plosion somewhere overhead, in .the , barn, but Hezekiah was too busy with his own meditations which; were not so pious as his attitude to heed any thing else. I swan!" he ejaculated, whloh peculiar expression might have been suggested by his aquatic adventure. He was hastening from the scene of his misfortune, but as he turned the corner, ran plump into Mr. Jones, who exclaimed, ;" Hello, Lazier! come to see her, eh?" Lazier's Intellect, never over-robuBt was be coming decidedly confused. He stam mered, "Well, I've Just come from that is, I've been to see " " Ke-tu-u-rahP' added the bantam, helping him out Mr. Lazier turned very red, and looking first at the milk- insr-stool and tten at the spiasnes on Jii nants i "If! I '"" Co-bossf co-bdssl oo-Dossr' called Mr. Jones, onenincr the (rate which led : " : i into ' the "lane. Presently a griddle- casie-coiored Aiderney made her ap pearance, and walked solemnly toward the two men. 1 Mr. Lazier proceeded to punch her ribs in a scientific manner. "How many quarts does she give, now V he inquired. " Not much of a milker. I judge. Al dernejs never are," he added, with the scornful air of indifference which be comes the experienced buyer. ' She's a first-class milker, sir," said Mr. Jones. " Eight quarts a day, or you may have her for nothing. Then, you know, an Aiderney' s milk is half cream, - anyway; so if you want her for butter-making she'll be worth more to you than one that gives more that isn t so rich. Why, we never put any carrots in her butter in the winter jjist as yellow in January as June. Why, sir, her butter took the prize at the cat tle show." ' "So, Mrs. Selchow said," rejoined Mr. Lazier, whose mind had slightly wandered. ' "Mrs. Selchow!" repeated Mr. Jones, in some surprise, for he was conscious that his last statement had been fabri cated for the occasion. " What does she know about the cow?" "CowP oh, no! I meant that is, I must have been thinking of something else," blundered Mr. Lazier, looking uneasily at the bantam, which ' Never flittinr, never flitting, - Bull was sitting, still was sitting, . .Jest above" - - the barn-yard gate. "Now, sir, you know what she is worth. She is worth more than1 the value of the money, you can see your self. You can't do any better than to take her.. Of course it don't make any difference to me, but if you know a good chance when you see it if you know what's for your own interest you'll take her, and she'll never disap point youi" ...... If she wa'n't so humbly," muttered Mr. Lazier, absently, for, by this time, "his eyes were with his heart and that was far away." "Hey ! what are you talking about?" asked Jones. . '" Ke-tu-rah !" cried a voice over head, in imitation of the bantam. "Ke-tu-rah Kiddle!" . ' There wi.s no possibility of mistake this time, it was Keturah Kiddle and nothing else, and it certainly was not the bantam. The shipwrecked adven turers in the enchanted Island of Pros pero were not more distraught by the -strange noises of that isle than was Mr. Lazier by this aerial voice. He dashed wildly Out of the barn-yard, with Mr. Jones' dog Towzer in hot pursuit " Hi-zekiah," said Mrs. Lazier, at supper, " I'd as lieves you'd go down to the corners and get me some mo lasses and a cod-fish to-night" . "Wa'al," said . Mr. Lazier; and half an hour later his green chariot and one-eyed horse drew up before that in stitution known as "the store." Th'e chronic group of loungers which were forming a sort of fence around Corne lius Jones Jr., could not have drawu on more funereal countenances when Mr. Lazier . entered if he had been a sarcophagus; and the silence was un broken until he asked for his molasses. Young Jones sauntered carelessly up to a keg "of butter vLich stoud upon the counter. ' K- K.' Whose butter is this?" he asked. "That butter," said the store-keeper, coughing; "was made by Mias Kiddle.'7. "Kiddle? What! the one that lives on the cross-roads, over our way?" in quired Cornelius, gravely. Mr. Lazier began to regard a string of button molds with deep interest. "WeUc now," resumed Cornelius, " I heard somebody say that she got more for her butter than anybody else in town, and her cows are not Aider ney either. By-the-way," addressing the audience in a general way, " they do say Miss Kiddle's father left her about two thousand dollars. If I was a marrying man, now, I don't know but what I'd try my luck. Don't know bet what I shall as' it is. I want a wife that is smart enough to support me, and Keturah could make a handsome living if she was tied up in a meal bag. . When I was mowing our west lot I used ' to go by her house every morning about five o'clock, and I de clare if she wasn't out weeding in the garden, with all her milk-pans drying. I believe she makes her bed before she feta op, and washes her dishes before reakfast" Mr. Lazier never thought of the cod fish till he was half way home. As the horse. turned into the door-yard and stopped in ; front of the dilapidated barn, his master's meditation came to a sudden end, and he exclaimed, "I've got it!"; Scrambling out of the buggy, without stopping to unharness, he rushed toward the barn, umbrella in band: "If it falls over toward the calves' stable, I'll do it" he said, plac ing the green cotton oracle tip down ward upon the floor. ' He let go of it with a trembling hand. It toppled over and fell with a decisive thud upon the very threshold of the calves' stable. "Tm a-going down to the store to night to get your cod-fish, marm," said Hezekiah, on the following even ing. "I'll get my fish on the way," he thought "bo's to make sure of it" While Mr. Lazier was haggling over the price of his fish, for, like Mrs. Gil pin, "although on pleasure bent" he " had a frugal mind," he neard a re mark which arrested his attention. . . A young Atlas who was supporting the doorway asked, in an unnecessa rily loud voice: "Do you calkerlate that Jones junior and Keturah Kiddle will conclude to make a match on't?" " "Wa'al, it sounded that way, from what Jones said here the other night Pretty good haul for him," responded one of a eonple of caryatides who were holding up tne posts of the piazza. Mr. Lazier pricked up his ears like a war-horse. He grasped his umbrella, and the touch of that oracle of his des tiny seemed to inspire him. " I can tell you as much about it, I s'pose, as any man," he said, " and I can tell you they ain't a-going to make a match on't, nor nothing like. I cal kerlate to marry her myself. She ain't so handsome as some, but I can overlook-such--things. You tell young Jones ' there's many a slip 'twixt the cuo and the Hp;' " and the prospective bridegroom walked away with . light "clng in his eye and the cod-fish under his arm. ; , , ; f ' ' As soon as he caught sight of Miss Kiddle's cottage his pace slackened. " It's too late to back down now," he soliloquized; "I've let the cat out of the bag. If she wa'n't so Wa'al, she'll appreciate what it is to get a well-favored man more than if she was one of the handsome kind herself. It would be a drefful disappointment to her if I should fail her at this p'int;" and Mr. Lazier walked up to the door feeling like the good Samaritan, and entirely unconscious of the incongruity of the cod-fish. Miss Keturah was at that moment putting on her shawl to go to class meeting, and met her suitor on the threshold, "Miss Kiddle," he began, impres sively, " I've come to" -he had nearly said, "tell you some good news" " live come to lee you tin business. I'm a man of few words, so I come to the p'int at once. I won't detain you long" speaking very fast leal his mind should change. "I've heard inch good reports of you that thinking of it over, I've come to the conclusion that Ionuldn't find a woman better cal- kerlated to suit me than you." V Miss Keturah looked as if a meteorio stone had fallen at her feet " Why, Mr. Lazier," she said, "This is really very unexpected. I " "Oh, of course its natural you should be flustrated at first I onghter have broke it to you more gradual; but you need n t try to put it i.. to words. No matter if you don't know what to say, we've got an understanding now, and that's enough," interrupted the lover. " Oh, as to knowing what to say, I know just as well to-night as 1 ever shall, and I'm obliged to you for your consideration, Mr. Lazier, but l really must decline vour DroDosal;" and Miss Kiddle pinned her shawl more closely around her, as if no more remained to be said. "Now vou know you don't mean it remonstrated her admirer. " I know women; they always say no when they mean yes. " But I mean no," said the cruel Ke turah. "You don't know your mind," per sisted Mr. L. " Yes, I do," said Miss Kiddle, firm ly; "and I know it won't change about this matter. I am in earnest" " Oh, now don't! Youcan'f mean it You don't know what you're a-doing," cried the rejected suitor, in consterna tion. "Don't say no. I'd sot my mind on you from the first You are just the one for me. You're just right in every way. I can't never find your equal," cried Mr. Lazier, his blessings brightening as they seemed about to take their night He tried to wipe his eyes on the cod-fish, under the delusion that it was the Prodigal Son. " I am sorry to cause you any un happiness; but I have several reasons, any one of which I consider sufficient," said Miss Kiddle. "What be they?" entreated the bachelor, with a vague suspicion of' Jones floating through his mind. The hard-hearted Keturah hesitated. "I would rather not give them," she said at last ' " I insist on hearing one of 'em," persisted Hezekiah, thinking, " She can't have any objection to wie." " Well, I suppose you will consider the one I am going to give as one which no sensible person would be influenced by, and will cail it ' a woman's reason but the fact is, Mr. Lazier, you are really too homely. . I am not at all handsome myself, and I consider that one plain-looking person in a family is enough. Good-night" Mr. Lazier is still a bachelor, and to this day dreads to go to the store, where he is liable to be reminded that " there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip;" but Keturah Kiddle has lately married a well-to-do mill-owner, and lives in a manufacturing town, where she evolves mission classes, sew ing schools, and temperance clubs to her heart's content, and I am told that her husband is not only an excellent "provider," but a remarkably fine looking man. Harper1 Bazar. Fattening Lambs. In fattening lambs it is very import ant not only to secure the desired end, but to do so as soon as possible, for loss of time in this case is fully equivalent to a loss of cash. It is not enough that the lambs should gain slowly, or even moderately they often do this without much special effort on the part of their owners but they ought to gain very rapidly. This is especially true of those which were dropped late in the season and are smaller than the others. If no pains are taken to hasten the growth and development of these lambs they will have to be kept very late in the season, and must be sold, if at all, for a low price. ; I have known a farm er to sell the largest and best of his lambs, which were ready early in sum mer, for ten cents a pound, and the smaller ones he was obliged to keep after haying and then sell them for six cents He not only had to keep and feed the small lambs much longer than the larger ones, but also had to sell them for but little more than one-half as ranch as he received from them. The difference in age is not the only, and in many flocks it is not the principal, cause for the difference in the size of lambs. Between lambs of the same age there is frequently a great inequality. This is often due to the fact that one lamb has a much larger quantity of milk than its mate, and sometimes is caused by the eating of hay by one lamb and neglect of it by the other. It is also true that some lambs are naturally more vigor ous than others, and, consequently, grow much faster. Whatever the cause or causes of the inequality which exists among the lambs, an effort should be made oy the owner to bring the smaller and poorer ones up to a high standard of excellence and to secure for the bet ter ones an equally rapid growth and perfect development It - is not best that the difference should be obliter ated, but that the poorer ones should be made so good that they will readily sell, early in the season, for the highest market price, and the same treatment which thus improves the poorer ones will make the best ones extremely fine. How shall the desired end be reached? The answer is, by good care and proper feeding. By these means the poor ones can be made good, and good ones be made still better, but this requires the use of a liberal quantity and an excellent quality of food. It will not do to merely keep the lambs in a dry place and furnish the dams with all the fine hay they will eat This is excellent treatment as far as it goes, but it is wholly inadequate. Either the ewes must be liberally fed with fine hay, meal and roots, in order to induce a large secretion of milk, and the lambs also be fed with nice Rouen hay, or, what will be more effective, the lambs must be fed with meal or oats. The very best way combines these two methods. The fine hay and the roots, with a moderate quantity of meal, will benefit the ewes as well as their lambs. Care should be taken not to feed too large a quantity of meal, as this would tend to fatten the sheep rather than in crease the quantity of milk, but the safest and surest means are those which deal directly with the lambs. When quite small, lambs will begin to eat fine hay. This should be fed to the sheep, and the lambs allowed to take what they want end in a short time they may be made to eat meal. The best way to do this is to fix a pen into which the sheep cannot go. but which the lambs can enter or leave at any time. In this pen small troughs should be placed and in them a little meal should be constantly kept and in a little while the lambs will become fond of the meal and will eat all they can get Only a little must be given at first and the quantity should be gradually increased as the lambs grow larger and older. A sTnviRirNT incident took Dlaco recently at Marseilles. The garrisonTV had been called out to witness the degradation of three soldiers con demned by court-martial. After the sentence had been read, the officer in command repeated the usual formula, ' You are unworthy of bearing arms. "We degrade you in the name of the 1'rench N ation." " Vive la Commune," Teplied the three soldiers. The Cremation Society of England, joint stock afl&ir. has received a check. Seo'y Cross, of the Home Of fice, recently announced, in the Houso of Commons, that he will not sanction the proceeding of the company until hpv am artDroved by Parliament En glish medical and logal circles object to cremation because It destroys evi? deuce of the cause ol-death. MULTUM IN PARVO. Tei early apple catches the worm. The feathered tribes the Indiana. A cool thousand half a ton oi ice. Russia's choice Ant Caesar ant NihiL Punch. Pjsr-henhial comes the egg. Boston Transcript. Whew too well done, bread turns to a dun color. The bottom of the strawberry box continues to be too near the top. jV. 0. Picayune. " Oh come, come hay weigh!" as the impatient farmer said to the man at the hay-scales. A Kentucky newspaper boasts of a society editor who "has no peer outside the Lunatic Asylum." No, Oscar; the person who does the crowning at a coronation is not called a coroner. Boston Post. The college boat-races have begun, and we shall now see the result of the winter's hard study. Boston Tran script. The Cincinnati Board of Health has passed an order prohibiting the land ing of rags at that city from Southern points. Striking a woman, says a British journal, has never, even in extremest cases, been regarded with great favor by the average Englishman. A book just published is entitled, " Sayings and Doings of Great Men." We notice that the "Sayings" have a large majority. Utica Observer. She was a stubborn woman, and when she died her husband planted a willow over her grave, so that even in death she might have a will o' her own. - The blue goods used in the manufac ture of American flags makes hand some seaside dresses for children. It is a sort of billow baby bunting. N. 0. Picayune. The' number of flies that are chewed up annually by careless tea-drinkers, wno mistake them for tea-leaves, is be yond all earthly computation. Cincin nati nquirer. Mamma (to Hamilton, who has been put in the corner because he would not say "please") "You may come out now." Hamilton " Not till you say please,' mother." Punch: " This is a sad commentary on our boasted civilization," . the tramp de spondently observed when he found out that the ham that he had taken from the front of a store was wooden. Der rick. " De Moktuis Nn, Nisi Malum." " His acts made him immortal, and he lives more than ever," were the words of a minister at a funeral; but the com positor put it in this fashion: " His acts madia him immoral, and he lies worse than ever." The following testimonial of a cer tain patent medicine speaks for itself: "Dear Sir: Two months ago my wife could scarcely speak. She has taken two bottles of your Life Renewer and now she can't speak at all. Please send me two more bottles. ' T wouldn't be without it" Norriatown Herald. " What are you looking for?" asked one of the Widow Bedott's two daugh ters, who were entertaining their young fellows on the piazza rather late one night last summer, of their mother, who seemed to be hunting for some thing around the front yard. "The morning papers," answered the widow. The young men left "Mr dear "Baron," said she, timidly, " I am such a silly child, while you are so witty and accomplished, and have such an irresistible way of putting things, that I wish you would show me how to " " Ho w to what my dear?" " How to let you know delicately but firmly that I want you to let xne have" fifty louis that 1 am most desperately in need oL" French Paper. There are numbers of ships on which yellow fever breaks out whenever they go into water warmed to about the temperature of 70 deg. Fahr. This will occur year after year, season After season. The cause is well known, has no mystery in it and can easily be ob viated. An) number of tons of solid filth from yellow-fever ports will be found between the inner and outer plankings of these vessels, and they will always remain unhealthy until it is removed. No amount oi superficial cleansing, whitewashing, disinfection or freezing will subdue this permanent ly, but only put it in abeyance for a short time, it must be simply emptied out Exchange. A bald-headed gentleman stopped at the corner of Meridian - and Wash ington streets, the other morning, where sat an Italian, with a cage con taining three canaries with the follow ing placard placed above them: " La dies and gents, take advantage of the occasion of these birds which with five cents will select from the several boxes a planet of the fortune which will tall you of your past and future life; said planets are for all" The bald-headed gentleman handed over a nickel, a lit tle bird flew out fluttered over the boxes a moment and drew out an en Telope with its bill. He read that he " would travel to the East and marry an Egyptian lady of great wealth and beauty, who had long secretly loved kun, and who Here a sweet saaile was spreading over his counte nacice, when an elderly lady in smoked spectacles, who had approached him irom the rear, twisted the ferule of her umbrella between his fifth and sixth ribs aad said, " Why hain't you sent that wood up. Jacob? Do you s'pose I can git dinner without as much as a splinter to burn in the stove?" and he answered not but meekly followed her. Indianapolis Kews. This Coachman Business. Ghandfatheb htnolx down tie paper yesterday In disgust, aad exclaimed: " It mikes me sick, by gracious; It makes sue sick!" " What Kfikes you sick, grandfath er?" asked James. "Why, iiere's another coachman runs away with his employer's daugh- ter" "It certainly is too bad," said James. " And they get married the minute they are out of sight of her father's louse." "The poor, silly thing." " Well, I should say ' the poor, silly thingf I should say the sap-head,' the shallow-pate, the crazy, crack-brained imbecile," continued grandfather, in a towering rage. "The poor creatures are just from boarding school," said James, " with their heads full of romantic " " Who's just from boarding-school?" yelled grandfather. The poor, silly gins are. "Who's talkin' about girls?" yelled the old roan, a little wore savageiy than before. "It's the coachmen I ni a-hittin' at If I had a son, an he was a good coachman, an' he would dis grace himself by runnin away with his employer's giddy daughter, I'd pond my pension money in riotous livin', an I wouldn't leave him one red cent to rub against another. Now, you hear your old grandfather qjote Shakespeare !" Cincinnati En-juirtr. a Oil paintings are now imitated, ac cording to the Photographic News, by painting in oil on the back of a photo graph rendered transparent by means of Canada balsam, and then running them through a press to give the de sired surfaue. OUR NATIONAL CAPITAL. Our horse lovers have been ereatly ex cited over the arrival of, Gen. Grant's two Arabian stallions which reached here last week from New York. Crowds as great as those which would have met Grant himself have poured into the stables where the horses are quartered, all intent upon seeing the beautiful animalk One named "Lind en Tree" is a dark dapple gray, the other "Leopard" is also a dapple gray of lighter color. Both are about 13 hands high and are slender, light and graceful but extreme ly wiry and nervous in movement A pure Arabian stallion is, of course, a novelty which attracts notice in any city, but as these are of undoubted purity and repre sent th typical Arabian, no lover of horse flesh here can resist the temptation to ex amine them. Two Arab shces are shown, and consist simply of flat pieces of steel, shaped like the bottom of a hoof with a circular hole about an inch in diameter in the centre. Gen. Beale will take the horses to his farm just north of the city where he will keep them till Gen. Grant returns in J uly when it is presumed they will be taken to St. Louis and there used for breeding purposes. The Senate U hanging fire on Secretary McCrary'8 nomination but there is every reason to suppose that he will be confirmed even if he does not resign the War Depart ment portfolio, as the Democrats desire, in advance of confirmation. His friends urge him not to resign inasmuch as the demand for him to do so is merely a piece of Dem ocratic whangdoodle in full keeping with their charges that he is one of the terrible radical stalwarts who would, with the army, ride rough shod over all American liberty. Gen. Rice, the to be Lt Gov. of Ohio, if "Peggotty is willin," is here and blows as big about the certainty of his election this Fall as Gen. Blackburn does whenever gratified with a chance to prate about con ciliation. But the feeling grows stronger every day among the Republicans that Charley Foster will carry Rice and Swing's scalp in his belt in October next If there be a doubter on this point he cannot be found among the Republicans, for the as surances of success coming here from all Earts of the State are at present indisputa le. The Democratic wholesale bouncing process is producing its proper effect for the Republicans are realizing that the rule works both ways and are beginning to in sist that it should be applied to the Demo crats in the Departments. It is only fair that the small army of Democrats in the Treasury and Interior should be reduced, "every one ought to be bounced." The jury in the case of the six young men charged with outraging Miss Chaney have been discharged because they could not agree upen a veidict save that of ac quiting of the defendants. They were in the jury room several days being out only to ask for further instructions from the Judge and once to take a short walk in the Park. This of course ends the case for no jury can now be found here to convict A disagreement has never been followed by a conviction in any criminal case- and in this one particularly where the prosecution rests principally upon the evidence of a young girl from whom impossibilities are expected under the terrible cross examina tion of unscrupulous attorneys, a trial is necessarily a farce in so far as justice is concerned. . Holding as we do that no hon est woman under the sun could stand such cross examinations as Miss Chaney has been subjected to we haye looked for noth ing but acquital, and we see no reason why a gang of desperadoes may not with im punity and perfect safety hereafter attack and outrage any woman after nightfall in this city. Weirick, who wrote a threatening black mailing letter to Gen. Butler and who has since been in jail for the offense, plead guilty to-day and at the request of Gen. Butler who asked that leniency be shown him, the court fined him only $1.00 with one month in jail, admonishing him to go and sin no more. All our public schools and colleges are in the full enjoyment of commencement ex ercises, and present a full showing of grad uates and advancements. Heretofore the fledgiings from our two law schools have been admitted to our courts without furth er study or examination but the Bar re cently amended the rules of the courts making three years study, instead of two, as a preliminary to admission thus com pulling our law college graduates to work a little longer for their final sheepskin. Peyton who is under sentence of death for murder of another colored man seems perfectly happy, thongh the gallows are being erected in the jail yard for his espe cial benefit He says the President will certainly commute his sentence, and talks as gaily to his friends about it as if be held the order ot commutation in his hands. He still affirms his innocence, and that one of the witnesses against him did the cut ting in the fray. All oar city bakers were out in a graiiil procession, recently, beaded by a military band and a monster twist loaf of bread weighing over 250 pounds. After parad ing our streets with flying colors and stir ring strains of music they ended, 'of course, at a beer garden where they spent a jolly JUNIUS. Washington, June 16,1879. Cleveland! Arouse! Considerable alarm is just now felt by all those whose business and interests are coccoraitatit with the condition of lake commerce in relation to the evident in roads made by the lively little towns of Aih tabula and Black River upon that mon opoly of trade which Cleveland has here tofore enjoyed. That Cleveland's commercial interests have been affected by the inducements to traffic held out by these towns is undenia ble, and no less so is the fact that unless steps are immediately taken to moderate the effects of this wholesome competition for the trade, Cleveland is bound to suffer seriously. The causes which have produced such a state of affairs are not of mushroom growth, but are the final results of a long period of apathy, and ease enjoyed by the business men engaged in the transportation of ores and coal. At the beginning of this season the board of improvements was presented with a pe tition signed by a number of vessel aud river men directing the attention of those honorables to the poor condition of the har bor and river bed. The vessel men and representatives of the steamboats at that time warned the public in the way in which Ashtabula- and Black River were whoopinsr it np to old Cleveland and threatened that if the depth of water, at least, was not im proved they would no longer allow their boats to euter this port. The board of im provements blushed and made its promises; a couple of dredges were set at work and a donth of water secured which would admit of the passage of half ladened vessel? with much scratching, lt is not so witn . ieve land's rivals. If a mad bank is heard of in one t those towns, they go right U) work and scoop it out. even though they have to use their old boards of improve ments as buckets. . Another complaint is the poor facilities for handling ores and coal at this port. Vessel men say that to unload or load here is an everlasting job, and the tng hires and time lost greater thM in handling cargoes at the other port. Buffalo men frequent ly, in desiring to get coal to Ashtaoula, or der their vessels to load at Black River.and pass old Cleveland by without so much as a whistle. It is thought that when the break-water is completed, coal and ore docks will be constructed easier of access and better adapted to handling cargoes than those here now, and Cleveland recov er her trade. In the meantime, the few allowances sanctioned by the board of im provi'ments for dredging must suffice. Hut the river men kick hard all the same, and brokers, shippers, chandlers and all talkoi moving to better quarters. United action alone can ainehorat tneir Penny Press. 13th. A Compliment to Dentists. Of all professional men be the neatest nd as a class they are. Those who require a grateful, refreshing, delightful aroma, whilo working about the orun of smell, should wet their hands in Dr. Price' Floral Riches. Its fragrance is not only as pleasant as can be imagined, but decidedly itimulalinj.