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GEO W. GEDDE8, Common Pleas Judge.
E. INQMAND, Probate Judge. '
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W.HILL, Proseoutlng Attorney. .
f co vjrrr officers.
; , ISAAC GATES, Auditor
ESRY HERSffEY, Treasurer.
IOHN G. BHOWH. Sheriff. . '
flEORGB W. URIE, Recorder.
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I8RBAL MARKLB, Coroner,
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JOHIt VAN NEST, Commissioners..
WM.,QAaICi.M .rIifomBy Directors.
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; .,,' scnooi. examijtersh .
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FIRST JTJlTIOJrJL BjtJTfi
OF ASHLAND. OHIO.
' ' Directive.
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JAMES PURDY, .
Do exclusively aBanking baalnea .Bay and
leU Bastern Ezohangeand Coin; Disoount up-
'". , VST 81,11 Revenue and Postage Stampa
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. Dltconnt approved paper, pay lntcrert on
time aepouu, ana ao a
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'. 4l. IIn.ua. Proprietor. Good aecommoda
' t.iona and reasonable bills. Patronage so
; McJTVLTY UOVSE,
ffll . MoNTJLTY. Proprietor. South Side of
Main Street, Ashland Ohio
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ATTORNEY AT LAff, Ashland, 0. Partlo,-
- ular attention raid to Collecting and bu-
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' street, between Main and 8andutky.
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-ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Ashland, O.j Office
k B1...1 t ,KKtl. Kullilinv Ifn.
mediately Rest of Cahn's Store.
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A Andrews' Bhoe Store, Main Street, Aeh-
,' lnd Ohio. Also authorlied by the Got-
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.A. and Collect Bounty asauacK ray.
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' Ohio. Office in iho Briok building orer
,vS,lngera Hardware etc ra. -
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- Deeds, Mortgages ano vonrraois. unoi 11
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opposite the Town Hal, Ashland,;.
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' BHore, Dp Stairs. Residence Corner of cen
tre'jand Washington Streets, Ashland, 0
PnYSICIANvft 8DRGE0N, Ashland Ohio.
c Particnlar Attention will be paid to the
treatment e1 the following epeclal disease:
Dyspepsia, disease of the Liter, the Kid
. v neys, soromia. ana jspitnsuai tanoers.
pTrfn0lAlflRGE0N, Ashland (QM
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JBffELtSR and Silrer Smith, onedoor Wait
of Pother's Drug Stoo, Ashland, Ohio.
: uoia ana atoet rsps, avu a ensm variety
of Je.welry kept aonstantly on hand.
, ' Highlit pilca paid for eld Gold and Silver.
. ' .Repairing don to order, on reasonable
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OF IOOTH. . .
; . . A Oi.ntleman who suffsred for yea a from
"NorvOMiB Debllily, Premstnr decay, nd U
the elfiiti of youthful Indiscretion, will, for
. the eufferilng humanity', lend free 10 aU who
need It, th. recipe and direbtlonlfbr'toaliiii
."v the nlmpl fremedy by which hi atas" enred
Bufferra wilshing to pront by th advertiser"!
'V experienoe, (can do to oy aauroseing
Z V . JOHN BOODElf,
No. Is Chamben Bt. Haw fork..
Mi Jf TBI AQENT8 wanlad
lf&ir lis entirely new article
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Ih.refsre, hit U he knowr thai
C10TIIING Bf ORII
b th place to buj
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
It is alia hand thai yea sen get yot
at lwr prices and in hotter ilyl.
than any ether place In Iowa.
filRt R McNABB,
who stands at lis head iff his profession as
. Cutter, is still In bharge of our Menu- .
and he can therefor lasar'i
W shall continue I keep th very best
Good to be fonnd in our line, and to do Just
as good work as can be don in nay ellv
Give bin a eall before making yoirr pur
chases, and you will tad thai th aoOvs
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4SHLANI), OHIO. WEDNESDAY,
We have just opened nipe aseortmen
qi 1110 vsiepraieu
pOMBINAJjQN SILVER SKIRTS;1
They are mon DURABLE more
ELASTIC more GRACEFUL (toil will
jfeep their ibape better than toy other
Skirt ever manufactured have taken the
hiehrot premium ever given for a II OOP
CALL AND SEE THEM,
LOOK AT TI.
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Best Brown Sheetings......
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Beet Striped Shitting, i
DeLanes, best makes, . ......
Chalies, .... 25o
he place to tijiy Carpets (it
Liow xigures. a spieiiaia stock:
just received. Coil and Bee
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GB.OVER k BAKER'S hive been
awarded the First rromiudji at every
state fair in ine union, for the beat ram
lly Bewinc M"Iine. For Bait ' No. 1
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XX . MUSt ':.NI
jrofice in Partition.
T71MILY P0RTB0, Emery Porter, Hester
Porter, Oscar Porter, Mary Porter, and
all of Ashland' Co., 0 except Emily Porter,
who reside! in the county of William and
State of Ohio, w'" aotio that a petition
irak Sled against then on the 25th day of
September, A. D,,JtdO, in the Court of Com
mon Pleas, within anl for the county of Ash
land and State of Olifa, by John A. Criswell
rend Lucy Criswll, Vis wife, and is now pend
ing, w Herein miv-u urisveil nan Luoy
Criswell, hlswift, in right of bis said wile,
demand rartitioa of the following: Real Estate,
to wit;. Situate in the Township of Green, in
the county of Aslila- a and Hiate eXOhio ; the
South half of the South West quarter of Seo
tion number twelve in Township number
twenty of range number sixteen, containing
stirhtv actes more or leas; also the westsart
41 the north halt of th north east quarter of
section fourteen in Township number twenty
and range number sixteen, commencing' at
the north west corner of said quarter section ;
thenoatwenty chains and twenty seven Baks ;
thence east nine ten ohains and seventy one
Units to the place ' of beginning, containing
forty acres, and being the an me forty acres
conveyed to John S. Porter by Joseph Kith
cart and, wife by doed dated March 80th, 1863.
Also apart of the north aest quarter of sec
tion fourteen, in township number twenty
and range sixteen, and commencing at a oor
nr twelve feet south of a corner which is
nineteen chains and seventy one lnki east
from the north west corner of the aforesaid
Suarter and runs thenoe south sixteen rods;
icnoe east ten rops, thence north sixteen
reds, (hence west ten rods to the place 1 be
itinnine, containing one aore : also another
tract of land beginning at the south west eor
nerof the east half of the south ea.it quarter
of section eleven In township numbor twenty
of ranee number sixteen, running thence north
thirty four rods to a stone ; thenoe eas tbree
rods to a stone 1 thenes in a south east direc
tion about eightetn rods to a stone; thence
east nine rods to a stone , thence in a south
qast direction about twenty one rods to the
south line of said section eleven and to a
stone twenty nine rods east from the place of
beginning; thence west twenty nine rods to
in place 01 Beginning containing aoout two
and threi fourths aores be the aame more or
less ; also another tract of land being the
south part of east half of south east quarter
of section eleven beginning twenty nine rods
east of the south west corner of said half quar
tor section , thenoe east nine rods to the centre
of the Loudonville road ; thence north along
the oentre of saiq road seventeen rods ; thence
west twenty-two rods'; thence a south east
erly direction 10 the place or beginning
containing one acre, two rods and twenty
litres perches ; alt 01 sail lauq, anova a,
soribed, being lands of which John' 8. Por
ter died seised of is said. Ashland Countr ,
and that at the next term of said Court, the
said John A. Orinrert and. Lucy Criswell his
wife, will annly for BH order that partition
may be made of Bald premises, and the dorsw
of the said Molly Porter widow aforeiaid
JOnN CRISWELL t LUCY CRISWELL
' by J.H.MoCombstheir Alt'y
Manhood : bow Lest, how Restored
Just published, a new edition
of DR. CULVERWELL'S CEL
EBRATED ESSAY on the bad
ical ora a (without medicine)
of 8rsRMATORiiosA, or Seminal
Weakness, Involuntary Losees
Ihpoisxct, Mental and Phi
ioe.1 Incapacity, Impediments to Marriage,
e0 : also, ucusDHPTioii, filepst, ana fits
Induced by self-indulgence or sexual extrav
agance. . ,
BbJ- Price, in sealed envelope, only nets.
The celebrated author, in this a dmirable
essay , oleary demonstrates, from a thirty year
successful practice, that the alarming conses
quences 01 seuaooee in ay do raaicauy cure-
without the dangerous use of internal mcdi
olne or the application of the knife polnlind
out amo'te of oure at onoe simple, certain,
effectual, by means of which every sufferer,
no matter what his condition may be, may be
may cure himself cheaply, privately, and
radioally , i , 1 '
ff&Thls Lecture should be in tho bands
of every youth and every man in the land,.
Bent under seal, In a plain envelope, to
any address, postpaid, on receipt of six cents,
or two post-stamps. Also Dr. Culverwell'r
'Marriage Guide," prlo 35 cents. Address
. . . U11AS. J.U. &L1HJSSUU.
127 Bewery, New York, Post Offioe box 4.686
lrJTTED. S37.C0 per day.
AGENTS wanted, la'dies and gentlemen, in
every County in the United States, to eell the
Ink Powders of Hie Amerioan Ink Campiny.
The powder sells for forty cents per package,
and will make ink enough to fill fifty bottles
of Ihe site usually retailed' at ten oents per
bottle. A smart acmt can aell a gross of it a
day. and clear $27,60. The ink oan be made
from the powder in three minutes in common
boiling water, 11 is a perfect black ink, the
In the worm, it flows easily, does not oorrode
the pen a particle, never gums up. is not in
jure I by frenlng," and Its color wil' last for
ever, livery ramiiy in America will buy it,
as a paokage will last a family for years, and
ink can be medo in small quantities as want
ed. With each gross we send a thousand cir
culars, "with testimonials from olergymen,
lawyers, teachers, merchants, commercial
colleges, editors, &o. and ihe agent' name
on the bills. Only one person will be made
agent for a eouuyv The first ane sending
Thirty Delia" for a gross, wi) reoeive it bj
return- express, together with one thousand
circulars and the right to sell in ihe the coun
ty hear she designates. If others tend for
the same county, the money will be returned
to tf cm free of expense- To make aure one
'had better designate several counties, either
he er Ihe will take. Bend for trade list and
oirculars if you dare run the risk of wailing,
or send the money for cross. Letters ad
dressed to the Mayor, Postmaster, cashiers of
of th bank, or we express agent of this,
city will show that the business is honorably
andaquarelyoondnoled. An Ink Powder will
be cent by mail to any add res, free of charge
on receipt of forty cents. - -, . ' .
' Address, writing your name, town, county
nd Stat dlft'octly ,. ..1.
AMERICAN INK. 'COMPANY, ilanohesler,
N. H. - . THOMASs W. LAMS, ; v
Clerk rot th Company and Rpadial Agent.
Tl TT. Wife, Louisa 8idll 'bavin left rev
IIX ld aa-1 bdard without Just oause or
provocation, me pumio is hereby aolifled that
I will not be accountable for' any det of her
eoitreoting , at 1 am willing to provide for
her It ah will remain with me.' . ,
17-n - - ' .v- ISAAC BJDLE.'
OCTOKEK 17. 18GG.
THE FRONTIER WEDDING,
pr tui HiNiBTEB s win.
, One day in early winter my husband
received a summons to Burke's settle
ment to unite n oouple in the bonds of
wedlock. It -was especially rei
that his wife should 0.00m pany him, as
we should be expeoted to remain lit
night and partnltO o -ibo festivities,
It was twenty miles to the settlement
and wo reached the tog house or Air.
Bnrke, the fathor of the expectant bride,
about noon. A dozen tow-haired, chil
dren were at the door waiting onr arrival.
They telegraphed the news instantly.
"Alarm ! marm I bere's the elder ana
his woman I They're nothing butoci
She's got a man's hat on and a turkey's
wing in the front of it J his nose is just
like dad's, crooked as a cowhorn squash."
Alas for Mr. Morrison s anutlipa note
of which ho was a little vain I
"Sam I" oried a thrill female voice
from the interior of the cabin, "run out
and grab the rooster, and I'll olap him
into the pot I Sal, yon fluit that churn
and sweep the floor. Kick that corn
dogger under the bed. Bill, yon wipe
the sheer for the minister s wile, anq be
spry about it."
D unbar remarks were cqt snort ty opr
Mrs. Burke, in calico, short gown, bine
petticoat and bare neck, cama foward,
wiping her face on her apron.
How do vou do, elder 1 liowa yeoo,
marm 7 Must excuse my bead bain.
had no chance to comb it since last week
Work must be did, yon know. Powerful
sharp air, haint it? Shou, there I Bill,
drivo that turkey out of the Dread
trough.' gal, take the lady's things.. Set
right up to tho fire, marm. Hands cold f
Well, lust run 'em through JJill s nair
keep if Ions a curnose,"
li;n presented his shaggy hair, cut I
declined with an involuntary shudder.
"Lawk, if sbo ain t actually shivering!'
cried Mrs. Burke. ''Bring in some more
wood. Hero, marm, take this corn dodg
er inter jour lap it's as good as soap
A fearful squall announced th,e execu
tion of the rooster, and shortly afterward
be was bonooing about in a four quart
kettle, hung over th fire. Sal returned
to tho churn, but tho extraordinary visi
tor must have made ber careless, for slid
upset the concern, and butter and butter
milk went swimming over the floor
"Grab the ladle, Bill," cried Mrs. Bnrke,
"and help dip it up. Take koor-rdon't
put that snarl of hair in. Strango bow
folks will be so nasty I Dick, do yon
keep your feet out of the buttermilk ; it
won't be fit for the pigs when the better's
gathered. Drive that ben out, quick,
she's picked up a pound of buttor already.
There, Sal, do try and cbnrn a little
more keerfut. If yon are gwine to be
spliced to-morrow, yon needn't rnn crazy
abontit" ( ' -
"I advise yon: to dry up I" remarked
the bride elect, thumping away at the
By the time I hid got fairly warmed
dinner was ready, and yon may be sure I
did not Injnro myself by over-eating.
Night came on early, and after a social
chat about the events of to-morrow, I
signified my desire to retire.
Hal lighted a pitch knot and climbed a
ladder in ooe corner of the room ; I hes
"Come on." cried she, "don't be afraid.
Sam, and Bill, and Diek, and all the rest
of ye, duck yonr heads while the elder's
wife coes np. Look out for the loose
boards, marm; and mind you'll smash
your brains ont scinat that beam. Take
caro ot the hole wncretne chimney comes
Her warning came too late. 1 caught
my fctt in tho end of a board, stumbled
and fell headlong through what appeared
to be interminable epaoe, bnt it was only
to the room that I bad just loft, where I
was saved from destruction by Bill, who
caught me in his arms and set me on my
feet remarking coolly
"What made you come that way f - Wo
generally use the ladder.
I was duly commiserated, ai.d at last
got to bed. ' Tho less said abont that
night the better. Bill and Diok and the
others slept in the' room with 04, and
made the air vocal with their snoring. I
fell asleep and dreamed I was jurt being
snot from the mutzie of a UolumDiad
and was awakened by Mr. Morrison, who
informed me that it was morning.
The marriage wu to take place before
breakfast, and Sally was already clad in
ber bridal robes when I descended the
Sbo was magnificent in a green calico
over a crinoline full four inches larger
than the rest of her apparel, a white
apron with red strings, pine stockings,
yellow neck ribbon, and. white cotton
gloves. Iler reddish hair was fastened in
a plug behind, and woll adorned with the
tail feathers ot the d.ofijoyt rooster pefore
men uoo eu.
' When ii wu aonoqnped that Lea Lord,
the groom, was coming, Sally dived be
hind the coverlet, which lud been hung
across one oorner of the room to eonoeal
sundry pots and kettles, and refused to
oome forth. -Air. lord lifted one corner
of the curtain and peeped in, but quickly
retreated with a stow pan, a few sharp
i C3.11 .li.:-- L: j
wotus iruin ouuyuvuiug uiut iv piiuu
bis owp business.
Lemuel was dressed in bine with bright
buttons. ' Th entire suit bad been made
for bii grandfather on a similar occasion.
fib hair was well greased with tallow", and.
bis huge feet eneased In skin pumps. '
Very soon the company began to gath
er, and the room wal well filled, '
"Now, elder," cried the bride-groom,
"drive " ahead I I want it dona up nioe;
I'm able to pay for the job j do y bear 1
Come, father Burke trot ont your gal 1"
But Sally refused to be trotted. Bbe
would be married where she was or not
at all. We urged and coaxed, bnt sbe
was firoAnd it was finally ennnlnded to
let her have her Own W8V.
Mr. Morrison stood : the happy conple
joined bands through a rent in the cover
let and the ceremony proceeaeu. oust w
Mr. Morrison was asking Lemuel, "will
yon have tfcii woman," to., down earn
the eoverlet. enveloping bridegroom and
pastor, and filling the house with dnst
Dick had been np in the loft nd out the
strings which held it Mr. Morrison
crawled ont, looking sheepiso, ana cany
was obliged to be married openly. To
the momentous question Lemuel respond
ed. "To be sure: what else did I come
here for ?" and Sally replied, "Yaai, if
von must know." ' " ' '' '
. w ar. mar 1
"Halute yonr bride," saia Dir. worruwn,
when all was over.
"I'm reidy to do anytbing, elder," Mid
Lemuel, , "bnt skin .me if 1 know abovt
that, sir. Just show me bow, and I'll do
it if It kills' me." '
My husband drew baok, bnt Sally ad.
vanced, threw ber arms aronnd bis neck ;
and gave faim, a kiss that made th very
windows clatter. '.;.
"I yum, if I don't do ditto 1" oried L
mnel. and hastily taking a bngo bit from
a piece of maple sugar which he drew
from bis pooket, he made a dash at me,
smashed my collar, broke my w&tob
guard into a docen pitoes, tor my hair
down and succeeded in planting a kiss
upon my nose, greatly t3 tba delight of
Then he turned to my husband.
"Now, elder, what ii the damage J
Don't be afraid to speak."
"Whatever yon please," sojd Mr. Mor
Lemuel produced a piece of fur. '
"There, older." said he, "there's a piece
of musk rat skin ; and ont In the shed is
two neaas or cabbage, ana yonr are wel
come to the hull of it." '
My husband bowed bis thanks, and the
yonng people went. to danoing,Mrs.'Burke
went tq getting breakfast, and at my
ainaai- qn4 id. Jderisp ! t
norse and we bade them adien. I never
eould hay lived through another meal in
that house.' " " '
I have since heard that Mr.' Lord said
if he had ssen tho elder's wife before she
was married, Sally might have gone to
the dickens. 11
"Alas, it might have been 1" ' .
The following beautiful passage is from
the pen of Dr. Guthrie : '
Home I To be at home s the wish of
the seamen op stormy seas and the lonely
watch. Home is the with of the soldier.
and tender visions mingle with the troub
led dreams of trenob and field- Where
the palm tree waves its graceful plumes
and birds of jeweled lustre flath and Sick
er from among gorgeous fjowers, the exile
sits staring upon vacancy j a far-a-wsy
home lies beayily upon his. heart, and,
borne by the wings pf fancy over th in
tervening seas sod lands, he bas swept
away to home, and heart tba lark sing
above his father's field, and' see his fair
haired brother, with light foot and child'.
hood'i glee, chasiog the butterfly by bis
native stream. v-
And in his last hours, borne, bis own
sinless borne, a borne with bis Father
above that starry sky, will be the wish of
every trne unrismu man. lie looks
around him the world is full of suffer-
'"g i 1 distressed by its sorrows and
vexed by its sins. 'He looks within him
he finds mucb'io its pyn corruption to
grieve for. In the language of a heart
repelled, grieved, vexed, he often turns
his eyes upward, saying, 'I would not live
always.' No : not for aU the sold of th
world's mines, not for all the poarls of
ner oeos, not ior an we pleasares 0f the
frothy onp, not' for' all lb crowns of hsr
kingdoms, wonld I live always. Like a
bird abont to migrate to those innny landi
where.no winter sheds the snows, or
strips (be grove, or binds lb streams, he
will often, in spirit, be pluming bit wing
for th flight to glory.--
, Soma one has prepared, the following
interesting rules. W know the ladies
will thank us for thtm ' ; ' . ' ; v .
i When a lady wonld compo hsr asontb
to a bland and ienneobaraoter,abe should
just bofcre entering the room, say bosom,
and keep th expression into whioh the
mouth subsides until the desired effect
upon the company is evident... If, on th
other hand, she wishes to aespm a dii
tinguished and somewhat aoble bearing,
not suggestive of sweetness, sh should
s brush, the result of whiph') Infalla
bl. If she would make ber'moutli look
small sh must ray flip, bnt if the month
he already too small and needs enlarging
she most ssy cabbage. ;. If she wishes to
look ' mournful sh must ui kerchunk.
If resigned, she. must forcibly ejoou
late scat Ladies when having their pho
tographs taken may observ. then rules
with soma advantagt. v ;--'Vr v. " .
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tin flnfl&v. ntia wtulr . .
Each subsequent insertion, JCis'r.an
. three months. - -
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under thehead of Special Notices, an d DoubJ
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' hit i.?., -a
l From the Indianapolis Journal,
A lain Kalarce IXalf Hone.
r ' 'I ' - -
: During last week an animal Wis brought,
to thii city from the Northern part of th;
this State, th like of. which, wu nevw
before seen. - A year ago we leaded from
reliable gentlemen who bad seen it, tfaa
1UBn tnoniier was rauniiaougll tain.
er too diminutive to attract much atleri
tion. Abont tba middle of the last
month,-its keepers concluded that it haoj
attained a growth mffioient to be exhibit
ed', and it was brought to this city, to r'
main til! after the State Fair, but its ex
treme viciousness rendered it nnsafe and
improper to 'allow It (0 stay here. The!
general caaraoienBiies ana ieaiure vi uiq
horse are elosely blended with those ot
the ox in this strange and remarkable)
beaat. The bead and neck art broad and
heavy, giving it th fierce disposition ot,
tbe buffalo, rather than th quiet sad do
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oil onaraoter 01 me ox, wnue sue man,
reaching from tbe forehead to the should
der, and sweeping to th knees, adds to
tba freaeral annearanee of ferocitr. The!
horns are heavy at tba base,' bnt very
short, and remarkably polished and poinU
ed. The eye is dull, bnt suggest things'
unutterable an, expression of latent pov
er and devilisbnesa, wmcn th general
appearanoe of th animal confirms. Xbj
muMle id black and ngly, the -wide nos
tril aguing a large breathing apparatus
and unconquerable endnraneo. To law
is heavy and prominent,' the forehead lull -but
rather square. The depth of tbf
shoulder is vory greatth fore legs short
and large, tbe uotjiroad and doeply deft.
But here the bovine- ressmblanoe cease
altogether, and tbe eqnine characteristic
begin. . The body is slight and rounded
olosoly covered by a glossy ooat of fin, -
short hair, a long, flowing tail nearly
reaching the ground. Tba binder legs
are smooth. and lithe as those of eras
horse, and the hoofs rather slfgbt, bnt
well formed, contrasting with tbe heavy
legs and cleft hoofs of the forward part
the animal. , In gait, too, is a ludicnrow
cross between that of tbe two brutes of
whose natures it seems to partake. While
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iuo muuuDi ui ug lurwara- pan 01 sua
body are slow, awkward and abamblintfl
(thrs of tbejyndeiareejmclijp-ac;
jfuf and iglle. Altogether it is on of the
most wonderful ennopftes to b found in
tbe animal kingdom. . Who will riv it i
namef ' 1 '
Advanlago of Harry log a ''rick.
Mohammed was ' bora la Meeca In the .
year of onr Lord 671. - His youth, was
passed in poverty, bnt bis marriage witfl
a rich widow released him from th net
eessity ot toil and labor. ' The evils of
idolatry attracted ..his attention, and he
resolved to beoome a reformer.- Aawti-
ming tbe air of mysterious abstraction, ha
charmed the imaginative Arab and praa.
(iced tbos. ostentations virtues which
were oalo'ulatad to raise him In the mlr.
mation of his eonntrymen. Humble id
demeanor, sparing in food, fascinating ill
manner, ana liberal in profession, hssoott
acquired great popularity. The funds of
the rioh widow gave him a start, and the
world now knows th progress he hag
mads lo hUncw religion. . There i a say
ing current In tbe Eut, -it a maj bat
been onoe at Mecca,', watch Lira t If twice
fear him ; if three times Moid as yon
WohldSatan. , . 1. - . t
-' Next to Christianity, MahaanneiisBi is
mora widely diffused than any religion lit
the world, tt extends ia an nnbrokej
line from the shore of the Atlantis to)
the walls of Chine. v Two kuadred BiC
lions of the human ' race, or about eae
sixth of the popuUtion of the globe ar
nonammeuans, ana more than twenty
millions of the are mbjects of the'Queeo
Jictorfa. Joe' Smith did wonders, anct
rigbam Tonog has followed np the wotij
with energy and spirit ; bat how small a .
yet are their labors oompared wit& what
Mohammed has done f. Bnt. then Jo
Smith did not k ay a rich widow, and
Brigbam haa too many wives hanging lp
en tba skirts of bis garments.
. Great SUnghter ef Bata. ', '
, - The rats r swarming the eoustry
west end northwest of the eity. They
seem toi be migrating sonthward, and the
weather-ceen prediot that there will be k
very sever winter. . Ia many plr.es tii '
rati have destroyed th corn, aws'et ota
toes and tomatoes; and they have got in
to tbe orchards, and, climbing the trr.
they hare destroyed muoh fruit ' The
great tat army retched New CanUaJ
Darke county, th other day, and forthv
west tbeit scouts took possession of rery
thing eatable. - A man 10 the place, whose
liable floor had given out, determined (6
have It replaced with a new one. On x
smining into th matter, It was aeoer! lin
ed that the spaoe nnder tho floor was lit
orally packed full of rata. , The owqui
immediately eirculaUd tho word and all
the idle men and dogs In tKvv"'--Ji were
oollooted together; and the'pluoo w?i s'-r
ronndTed. " The workmen prooeoJ ! to re
move the floor, when (be men tr.J C
pitohedln, and bgaa tb'ewbikofs'ir .
ter. tihey did not oue until C
sUin -.'1,505 rats P . And t!,a f;
which these vermin "wore gv!..
20 by 24 feet, kndli feet ! i
statement is made to us by I;
who witnessed the slaughter, c. 1
be taken for trnlb, sxtravagant i
sound Daiton Journal. ',
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