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WELLINGTON, OHIO, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1879.
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Office, in Bank Bailding, 2d Boor.!
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A TTORNEY and Counsellor at Law.
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geon. Office, at residence, west side
Kelly Street, Wellington, Ohio.
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. Ohio. .Does a general banking busi
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one door east of Otterbacker's Harness Shop,
Wellington. Ohio. ly
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pleased to see his obt customers needing
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rvEALER IN Fresh and Salt Meats, Bo-
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in essh Daid fjr Beeves, Sheep
Howa. Hi.li ir Market, south side U
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.soluble. . South side Mchsnic street, oni
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COAL YARD.' -
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ideMecWiestreeL . 11-15-lj
I tread the old familiar path:
1 walk amid the elmr-bloom, ' -
Vp centle taUls, 'aeath cawylng boughs,
t - A ad thrash the format 'a tender gloom,
I ranch at but tha wooden sate;
I paaa with la, 'Death ftammaf-ekiea:
Hera Mads aad IVIayed years ego
Bat now banaath tha sod aha Ilea.
Tha sardaa haa ax changed with time;
Tha awtas haas from tha same old tree
Where it was pUaed b, lortas hands
8o too- as, for Maoge ana bm.
Tha path winds r mlmte hill
Amid tha fragrant doTtr-bloom i
And eVrythinc looks as of yore.
Although my Vadge alaap la the tomb.
O nines that knew her day by day I
O graaa that beat beneath bar featl
O boaghathst stooped to aire bar abadal
Do roa sot mlai bar praaaoca sweat T
Toar silence mock sr bitter Brief.
Yoa smile npoa the tears labad;
How eaa row bloaaom la delight
When aha who lored row ao is dead
A rotra iwpllas: "Ton aaa, dear friend.
Nothing bat bloom and bloaaom here;
Bat think row OS the wlnter-dars
Whan paralyzed by cold and fear.
Beneath the ghastly, chilline snow.
The garden lay, as 'neath s sbroad, '
Until Qod a rote bad it arise . .
And deck aaaw la beauty", garb.
Twas faith and hope that through tha sloe
Spo to aa of tha coming spring ;
We trusted In the promise true.
And waited for what time abaald bring.
Death is the winter of the eool; '
But faith will teach yon, friend, to eoa,
, Beyond the gloom and bitter blight,
'. Where spring doth rsign eternally - .
The rosea baa eeaeod. I dry my tears.
And pass from the familiar place;
Adown tha shady, fragrant path r
My Lagging steps 1 now retrace;
And, as I walk, I ponder lone
On what that sweet role to me aaMi
She dwells where blight eaa reach her not :
Mr atU Madge I mourn aedid. '
OLD EOGEB BOSOAWAI.
It was a 8tonny night, on a bleak New
England coast. The wind and run kept
driving piteously, and the white hungry
waves came thundering over the sand hills,
and breaking in cataracla of foam upon
the desolate, rocky shore. In a room of a
little cottage, built ao close to the sea that
some of the breakers, more aggressive
than the rest, seemed almost to threaten to
overwhelm it, old Roger Boscawan sat
smokiug his pipe beside the fire, that
marpd tin the wide. old-fashioned chimney
as if in defiance of the tempest of wind
and rain outside.
"Bless me! Lean, do you near me
jt v;a3 a strangely beautiful face that
looked np into the weather-beaten one oi
the old man from the shadow of the pro
tecting angle of the fire-place, and strange
ly out of place it seemed among the rough
surroundings of the fisherman's cabin.
Large and lustrous were the eyes of orien
tal midnight darkness white-lidded and
long lashed. The tort-hsad low but broad,
around which, the luxuriant hair was
i.rawliil in he&vv classic coils the cheek of
dusky carmine, and the mouth sweet and
expressive, and the dimples that it showed
when it parteu in a smue. sunuj ircujjiu
i.orl nrtn wnndprcd how old Roser came
to have a daughter equally unlike himself
and her brother. - . .
"I pity any craft that is out to-nignt,"
the ld man went on. "1 havo uvea on
ii.ia rmust for more than fifty Tears, man
and boy, and I never saw a wilder night
than mis." ...
Leah did not answer. ene naa risen
from Iter seat, and crossing the room, was
Innklnu-out of the window seaward. She
could see nothing through the pane ex
cept the driving storm, and the red, lurid
lump or Uie iiguinouse, out iu uc wun
dir.ction could be discerned a few twink-
inrr lights ot the fishing Tillage, ana
run her iiown the town, anvonc its aark
olnmn nf everirreens. the windows ol
Hullam Lodge auisze wiut ngms. nwa
Lodge was the oldest and grandest house
for miles around, and was owned by the
man whose name it bore, the direct dc
seindont of Ralph Hallam. Colonel in the
Parliamentary armies, who had crossed
the ocean for nis principles, and laid the
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first stone) or this new dwelling piace
more than 200 years ago.
Suddenly the tramp of approaching feet
was heard through the storm outside, and
the next minute the door opened to admit
Stephen, old Roger's son, and throe other
men, wno camra uic iiiacuni -y -man
hetweej them. He was a fine hand
some fellow, this son of the old fisherman,
but utterly unlike nis sister, ootn in ie.
ture and in complexion, having a clear,
mriilv akin, ihou sr h somewhat browned by
ornnanre to the weather: honest blue eyes.
and curling, cnesmut natr. mnui
have sat to an artist for some old Norse
viking' son, but a tender look came into
his face, and his voice assumed a softer
tone aa ho spoke to the girl.
"It is the young gentleman tnai uicv
any tS Soon going u marry jiium uuim
Hallam," he said, as they laid the uncon
scious man upon the warm hearthstone be
fore the fire. ...
'Tiiavayht struck on the rocks below
the lighthouse, and all hands were lost but
him. He has a bream oi uie in mm yes
i.nnrVi and we mav tm'.l him throneh.
Give me some ot that rum out of the closet,
who lid no in silence, and then, in obedi
ence to her brother's command, she knelt
down and began to chafe the wet, white
hands of the - unconscious man, while
Stephens poured some of the warm spirits
down his throat. - ' ' .. ' '
She could not help admiring the band-
some face, so still and pallia, supported on
her brothers knee, ine ieaiures were
and hiirhbred. with dark, black
curls falling over the high, white forehead.
aiie was uiiuauic,
hands they were, into which she was try
inr to rob returninz life almost as small
as her own when a sharp knock came to
the door, and a young lady, tall but state
ly awront into the cabin and knelt beside
j j i
him. . ".'.'.. , ', . ,
f an. 1is cousin, and it is my ncuu
.Ln awrrvtlv. VCt (leclblVelV. SS SDC
took the hands, to which the warmth of
life was slowly beginning to return, be
tween her own.
Tah roiinnnifilied them at once, and
shrank back to her position in the shadow
of the fireplace, with a feeling in her
breast she had never Known oeiore. . u
tall, stately young lady was Miss Edith
Hallam, Uie heiress of the lodge, ana sne
was only Leah Boscawan, a fisherman's
daughter. She could not analyze the
cause that made her mind dwell so bitterly
upon the fact, yet it did in spile of herself,
and tho knowledge ot the ereat social
gull fixed between them filled her with a
trreat. vairue rotret. . ' "
In less than half an hour the young man
was sufficiently revived to thank his pre
servers and accompany his cousin in her
carrinee. which waited outside to the
lou ire. tie manned uicm an mo&icoraiai
iv. jotue tnrce men wno una assisieo
him he cavo' money, and to Stephen his
card, which showed his name to bo Frank
Vernon, and promised to call the next day
and thank them strain. Both the old man
and his son were taken wiui nis manner,
and snoke in t raise of him and his sup
posed betrothed ; but Leah sitting silent
in the shadow, said nothine. brooding in
silence over her newly awakened thoughts,
with vague, rebellious feelings against
her destiny surging in her heart.
The storm did not abate that bight, nor
the next day. Neither did the next day
hrinir Prank Vrruon to the cot tare, but he
sent a message stating be was too unwell
to leave the house. When night again
r.,11 tlia wind waa still drivinir the beavv
rain along the shore, and the fury of the
x.a avmed unabated. ' The old man and
his daughter sat in their old positions
beside the fire and listened to the storm
'Leah," said the old man. breaking
tho silence, "where' is Stephen to
nighty - '-- - - - -
bUe bad been ousy witn ncr own
thouirhts. intently trazinc into the glowing
coals, and she raised her face, aglow with
tile fire-light, to his. Then, with a cry ot
alarm, she sprang from her seat and caught
his head, which was falling forward on Lis
bosom, in Jier arm'.
"Father, sneak to me! nhat is the
matter T she cried, gazing with a great
dread at the set and rigid features and Hps,
from which all color had fled, leaving
them while as ashes.
'Leah," the old man gasped, "I am
dying. Quick old Mr. Hallam at
l he old lodge. i must see mm.
Tell him I sent for him and he will
The gray head fell back upon tue
chair as he spoke. The girl, nearly
frantic, and knowing not what to do,
kissed him in a wild, frenzied way, and
then dashed out into the night and
storm. : : ,
It was a lone wav. more than a mile.
but she did not mind fatigue. She did
not feel it any more than she felt the
stormy sweep of rain that drenched her
to the skin. Her mind had room only
for one thought that she might be too
She reached the house at last and de
livered the messacc to Mr. Hallam in
person, aud then her over-strained facul
ties cave wav. and she sank in a swoon on
the floor. ..When aha came to her senses
again the was lying in a white-curtained
bed in a room finer than she had ever seen
before, and bending over her was the
stately young lady who had come to
her father's cottage the night be
fore. i -i-:- . "r-
"Has he goner she asked: ' "'
"Yes," the lady answered" he is with
She would have risen at once and re-
turued.through the storm through which
she had come, but the lady was kindly
resolute and firm, and forced her to lie
quiet and wait.
An hour passed it seemed to eternity
to Leah when the door opened - and Mr.
Hallam entered, still dripping with the
rain. He crossed the room to the couch
and took her hand in his.
"Mv Door child." he said, "you cannot
go home to-night; Ibis is your home from
this time forth."
She looked at bim in dumb amazement
"Von are mv dauehter now." he said.
iand yon must -learn Lto " look . on me as
you would your father." . .,.
"Ana lie ! sue cneu out, uiugmg up
her arms with an unconscious gesture of
entreaty. . .
"lou must Dear it caimiy, poorcuuu,
he answered her. "He is dead."
How it chanced that she should become
the adopted daughter of the wealthy Mr.
Hallam was much of a mystery to Leah,
even when months had passed, and, the
sorrow for her father beginning to wear
off, she became accustomed to her new
position. Mr. Hallam was kindness person
lfled: but from the rest of tho household
her quick instinct held her aloof; They
were all kind to her, but an indefinable
something felt, though not expressed, that
she was not to the "manor born," and a
sort of interloper, raised a barrier between
them. As for visitors, of whom there
kpt many, of course this had nothing to
do; but still the feeling was in her mind
all the same, and sne Dccame coid ana re
As for Frank Vernon, he became fasci
nated by her so much so that it became
subject oi remarc. At last uo prupuecu,
and she accepted him.
She did not love him, but she liked his
society, and she loved no one else, and felt
proud of his talents and. handsome person
as any girl would have done. She made
a condition, however, that ' their engage
ment should be kept a secret until her
brother Stephen, who had gone on a voy
age of several months, shou.d rctuan. -
A week atterward Stephen came. She
was almost beside- herself with delight at
seeing him. It would have been a revela
tion to anyone who only knew her as the
stately, June-like beauty of the lodge, to
see her hang about his neck and kiss him
again and again through her Joyful tears.
At length she told him how. Frank ver
non bad asked her to be bis wife, and she
had accepted bim. The chango that had
come over him startled her. His face
grew pale as death to the very lips, and a
Wild mist swept over u in cjr Kar uuijr '
moment, however, and thin be brushed
the back of bis hand across his eyes and
foiced a smile. - ". - -
"Leah." he said, in a voice that trem
bled in spite of his efforts to keep it calm,
if it is for your nappiness i win try to
bear it, I have had dreams, when 1 kept
my lonely watches, .that somo time you
might love me well enough to be some
thing nearer to me than a sister. I see
what a fool I have been now you a lady
and an heiress, while I am but a poor fish
ermanbut let Jt pass ; the memory of my
little sister- wiH- always- Lc tlx -dearest
thing I can have on earm. -She
stood thunderstruck for a moment,
almost dcominff him HI ad." T "
""What do you mean 7" sne managea iu
nsD at leninn.
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JJO yOU not tnow r novo iuy uuv
told you V he cried, "that you are tot
my lalner's nauguier, not tny sister, uui
tho only child of Mr. . Hallam's brother,
and ' the lawful, mistress of ftllallam
The color laacu iroin uer iuce, leaving
it o pallid he thought she was going to
faint. Then, as auickly. the warm diooo
rushed back aeain. -suffusing her face to
the very roots of her hair. -" -
Are vou sure ot una r - sue uacu.
"A aura as of mv own lile."he answered.
"I heard it when Mr. Hallam did, from
filinr dvin? I in, and aaw the docu
ments to prove his words. I - know I
should not have spoken to you as I did ;
lit fnrovt it all Leah" -
"It is so sudden," she interrupted him,
"but I do not wish to forget them They
hare lost me my bro trier, it is true, .out
they have also found me something near.
er, mougu nearer no cuuiu never uc
Rtenhon. look : into my eyes and tell m
were your dreams so very witu, unur hi:
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Ill course. Sir. xiuuaiu was eir uisoi
dis aPDointed, and Frank Vernon even
more no. The one. however. found consola
tion in beinir allowed to retain Hallam
Lodtrc. and the other by rcturninjt- to His
old love and marrying Edith. Leah and
her husband- are nappy iu eacn otnerw
lovt what more need be said t ' 4 '
. Th Spirit World
The very trrave is a passage .. into, the
beautiful and Uie glorious. . We lay our
friends in the crave. but-Uicy are jtround
us. .Tho little children that sat upon our
knees, into - whose"eyer we -hive looked
with love, whose little hands have clasped
our neck, on whose cuects we nave im
printed be kiss we can almost feel the
throbbing of their hearts to-doy. They
have passed from us but where are they T
. i -i r.i i .: v. 1 , .
JUSt Deyonu tue line en tuc iutibiuio, auu
the fathers and mothers who directed and
comforted us. where are they, but Just bc-
vnml the invisible? .
t he associates Wl uui lircs, suirsv wuu
whom we took sweet counsel, and who
dropped from our side, where are they but
just beyond us I not lar away it may ue
very near us. in uie ueaven in ugui sou
love, is there anytmng alarming in me
thought of the Invisible t .No, It seems
to me that sometimes when our heads are
on the pillow, there come whispers of Joy
from the spirit land which baTe dropped
into our hearts thoughts of the1 sublime
and beautiful and glorious;" as though - an
angel's wing passed over our brow, and
some dear one sat by our pillow and com
muned with onr hearts to raise our e flec
tions fiward the other and belter world
The First CAmipirol.crs' office was organ
ized Scptcmlier 2d. 1769, and Nicholas
Eveleigh, of South Carolina, was commis
sioned ou the lltli, and at once entered
upon the duties ol the office. Among his
successors were several distinguished men.
Mr. Eveleigh died in 1791, and Oliver
Wolcolt, who was first Auditor, was pro.
moted to the position of First Comptroller
as his successor on the 17th or June, l.Ui,
and in turn Wolcott wns succeeded by
Jonathan Jackson, of Massachusvtta, Joiin
Davis, of Massachusetts, John Steele, of
rsortu Carolina, Uabncl uuvall, ot Alary-
land, Richard ilush, of Pennsylvania, (who
was afterwards secretary of the Treasury
under John ouincy Adamsi, txeKiei
Bacon, of Massachusetts, Joseph Ander
son, of Tennessee, George Wolf, of Penn
sylvania, James N. Barker, of Pennsyl
vania, Walter Forward, of Pennsylvania,
who was appointed two days alter the
death of Harrison. He served but a short
time as First Comptroller, when Tyler
promoted him to the position tl secretary,
in place of Thomas Ewing, who had beeu
appointed by Harrison. James W. JIc
Cullough, of Maryland, was the next, who
in turn was succeeded by Elisha Wnilllcsy,
of Ohio, who was appointed by Taylor in
May, 109. i liittlesey was succeeded
by GovcrLor William Mcdill, of Ohio,
IV nittlcsey was again appointed by Lin
coln. He served about two years and died
in office, having the full confidence of all
of his acquaintances. Robert W. Taylor,
an able lawyer ol Ohio, was appointed bis
successor. He, nko Whittlesey, atcd in
office, and albert T. Porterwas appointed
his successor, in a previous letter, giving
the public men of the treasury front Indi
ana, his brilliant and substantial record
was referred to. as nis prospects are
flattering for other and higher honors, it
may be wen to pass mm tor uic present.
When A lexantierv Hamilton .organized
the treasury department, he established
the first comptroller's office as a revising
office to detect mistakes and prevent
fraud. The two comptroller's offices the
first and second examine and revise
all aocnuuta of the six -auditing Bureau's,
so that it is made almost impossible-lor
fraud and Collusion to work a bogus ac
count through. That office revises all
Judicial accounts, internal revenue, mints,
y . J . . rii. c .
salaries, ire usurers, iic. ine uioi
comptroller's decision is supreme
and nnai, . ana. can not uc injured
or disturbed by even the president
Jonathan Tarbelj of Mississippi, is Depu.
ty Comptroller. James Auld ol .District
of Columbia, is chief of the Jadiciary
Division ; he has been in the office for a
quarter of a cen airy, and is a competent
officer. - Silas C Clark of Connecticut, is
chief of the Internal Revenue Division,
aud has a good reputation in his office.
Mr. Thompson of the old Keystone State,
is chief of the Diplomatic and Consular
Division. lie is a man of great fxperi-
ence in his line of official duties. Frank
Lodge of Indiana, William If. Nesale and
J. IL Wilkinson of Ohio, and William M.
Taggert of Pennsylvania are valuable men
in the office. When the Second, Third,
Fourth and Fifth Auditors officers were
created on the 8d of March. 1817. the Sec
ond Comptroller's was established, to re
vise their accounts, lucre lias been a lit
tle change for. instance, taxot Fifth Audi
tor has charge of tho accounts of officers
e diplomatic corps: tney go to uie
Comptroller's. Hero is really a
summary of the way accounts are settled
nfl ornnnnls tt thAaWil ' BArvifA
go to the First Auditor and First Comp
troller, and all military 'ana navai ac
counts go to the Second, 1 hird aati,
Fourth Auditors. - and then to Second
comptroller for revision and final settle
ment. Ku-haru uuiis oi jiiassacnuseus
was commissioned second competrollcr
on the 6th of March, 1817, and served un
til the 1st of March, 1829, when General
Jackson appointed .Isaac Hill of New
Hampshire, who wae succeeded by James
IL Thorn tun of tho same state, who was
sumeetlrrt by Albion. K. Harris of Maine,
H liana Hall ot Vermont, IS. J.rneips aiso
from Vermont, J. M. Broadhead of New
Hampshire. James M. Cults ot the .Dis
trict of Columbia, .. ex-Governor Carpenter
ol Iowa, and now W. W. Upton of Ore
gon, who was chief justice of that state, is
the present second competrollcr. He has
tho reputation of being a very elegant gen
tleman, and experienced in legal matters
and is conducting his office very smooth
ly, lie has . the advantage of having a
deputy (J. S. Delano of Illinois), who is a
splendid execut've officer. He succeeded
General Keubo miliums oi Indiana, ine
general was popular here, and it was to be
regretted that he did not remain longer, as
it takes quite a time to acquire a knowl
edge that will make an' officer ready for
Th treasurer's offlco was an original
bureau of the treasury, and Samuel Mere
dith, of Pennsylvania, was. commissioned
on the llthtn September, 4789, and served
through all of the administrations of
Washington and John Adams, and a snort
time nnder Thomas Jefferson. He was
succeeded by Thomas T. Tucker, of South
Carolina, John Savage,' of New York,
William Clark, or Pennsylvania, uonn
Campbell, of Virginia, William Selden.of
Uie same bihic, oauiuet ui a-
tucky, William O. Price, of Wisconsin, F.
E. Spinner, of New York, John C. New,
of Indiana, who was referred to in a for-,
mer letter. A. W. wvman. oi Wisconsin
and James Gilfillin, of Connecticut, now
occupying that impoitant. position. He
came into the treasury as a clerk, and has
advanced himself from one grade to an-
other by his industry and strict adherence
to an honest policy in ail onus business.
Personally I do. not know him, but it Is
understood here thnt he never used any
political influence to advance his interests
in the office. The register's office was
also an original bureau. The duties in
that office arc various and varied. Perhaps
it would be better understood by
calling it the bookkeeper's division of the
treasury. The bonds are registered in that
office, which brings it more in contact
with the people than anything clc; yet
i , ! . : tr .1. A
ail retiuiBitiuus iui iuuuct uu uiu ucoauicr
must be registered there before a warrant
is drawn for the money.
Washington placed Joseph Noursc, of
Virginia, at the head of the register's
office. Then the treasury department was
organized, and he has been succeeded by
Thomas L. Smith, of Virginia; Ransom
11. Gillett. of Tie w lorfc: Uauiel Uraliam.
ot Tennessee ;JA.llen A. Hall, also of Ten
nessee; Townscnd Haines, of Pennsyl
vania; Nathan Sergeant, ot the District of
Columbia; hinlcy Bigger, of Indiana;
Lucius E. Chittenden, of V ermont. who
was succeeded by S. 11. Coibv. of the same
state, then come Noah L. Jeffries, of Mary
land, and then John Allison, of Pennsyl
vania, who had served as a member of
congress. Allison died about a year ago,
and Glenni W. tcnfield was appointed.
He represented the Eric district in con
gress lor SDUuiucrui years, unu wuscuuir-
man ol tue committee on naval auans.
The office of internal revenue was cre
ated by an act of Congress on the 8th
Msy, 1872. It is unnecessary to xplain
the duties ot mat oittce. The first com
missioner was Tench Coxc, of IV-nn. ylva
nia, who was then assistant secretary to
Hamilton, lie was succeeded by quite
list of distinguished men. Next on the
list as his successors is William Miller, of
Pennsylvania, then Samuel IK Smith, of
the District of Columbia,; Geo. S. Bout-
wcu. of Massachusetts, who was once
governor of the Bay State, a leading mem
ber of congress, afterwards secretary of
the treasury, and subsequently in the sen
ate. He was succeeded by Joseph J. Lewis.
ot Pennsylvania; then came William Or
ion, of New York, of telegraph fame. Ed
ward A. Rollins, of New Hampshire, is
man of national reputation, he was follow
ed by Columbus Delato, and then came
Gen. Alfred Pleasanton. of cavalry tame,
1 Douglass, and then Pratt, of Indiana, is
the full list, except the present couimis
sioner. Green B. Raum, of Illinois. He
had served ots country on the field and in
congress. He is a- very pleasant
genllemen, but very decided in
his -official' acts. He is the
same to-day that he was yesterday always
ready to accommodate when not IncoDEist
ent with duty and .a violation of law, the
country would not sutler tr we had more
Green B Raums. .
In my last letter the name of the chief
oi ine special agents' division of the secre
tary's office was misspelled in one letter,
wh ich made quite a change.' His name is
A K. Tingle. I make this correction be
cause he is an Indiauian, and the state
needs all that. J. H. S.
-Ha dewlnx" Cbildrew
I was at a swimming balh where some
twenty boys, all under twelve years years
of age, were swimming or learning to
swim. There was no comparison between
these lads in a matter of physical outline.
One, a short lad, had a narrow and point
ed chest, a fragile form, and almost trass-
parent skin, a chilly surtace ot body, and
a blue lip; another, a tall, broad-should
ered, broad-chested youth, hod a full and
ruddy complexion, a warm surface and a
Grin muscular build. The others varied
between these two standards. Such were
the physical conditions ot the swimmers,
and so constructed physically they com
menced their recreation. Swimming is a
health recreation when properly carried
out, as well as useful and necessary. But
here was the miscbici iroin it in the case
of the boys in question ; there was no dis
crimination in the amount of the recrea
tion. The boy with the pigeon chest and
blue lip had quite as mucn of it as was
safe for him at the end of five minutes;
but to keep him up to the same standard
as the swimmer witn ine uroau cnest,
who had such buoyant lungs thnt he
could hardly sink even if ho tried, the boy
was encouraged and almost driven to go
on and keep ou, until ne nod passed
through the same ordeal as his more
favored comrade. The result was that the
weak boy came out of the water blue all
over, an hour later was as blue as a bil
berry in the lips and cnecits, and was
cold, shivering, feeble and sleepy. I
could see those boys as plainly as if I had
followed them going back to school and
at the afternoon work. I could be as sure
as I could be of any physiological lact
that it wouli require six hours under the
most favorable of circumstances in rela
tion to food, rest aud warmth, to fully
revitalize that feeble boy up to his own
imDerfect standard, while no number ot
hours would ever bring his vitality up to
the standard of his more fortunate fellow-
Look now at the error, at the long scries
of errors, committed by this mode of rec
reation on the feeble boy. His animal
warmth had been robbed unduly, and he
was therefore languid and unhappy, tus
blood was aerated, less freely than it
should be, and be was therefore circulat
ing blood more slowly thah he ought,
and breathing with excess of labor. He
was more susceptible to every depressing
Influence, and his nervous system was
dulled iu the same manner as it would be
from sitting in a close and badly-ventilated
room. He would be drowsy, -and
perhaps the master of the school would
say idle or apathetic. For this he would
be rated at his lessons, compared with
other boys who got ou better, and if
not punished corporeally, made irritable
and anxious In mind, which is another
form of punishment. This nervous lad,
never over-strong, would be again uuduly
taxed.--Aisd bow, what else must follow
as results? When "the nervous system is
low and depressed, the digestive power is
enfeebled. When the digestive power is
enfeebled, the nutrition of the body is de
graded in every part. Then the vital or
gans, on which life depends, and in which
the activity of nutritive changes ought to be
most rapid and regular, are the first to
suffer, while even sqch passlvo parts as
those whioh make up uie saeieton ao not
escape scot-free. Seen, then, what a mod
ification or neaitny uie may te easny ei
fected by one apparently trifling orror of
recreation. Let that error be repeated
many times, or let some equivalent error
be performed and repeated many times,
and what is the almost necessary result T
The almost necessary result is the institu
tion of that feeble body, In active form, of
the phenomena of disease toward which
it had a rroclmty.on wnicn ine iceuieness
depended. .. .
It will possibly do urgea uy somo mat
the process of making these feeble boys
compete with stronger boys is intended to
invigorate the feeble. For a similar reas
on, these same naturally enfeebled child
ren arc ol ten sent out or ooors in coiu
weather "to harden them." The ignor
ance is beyond pardon. As you can not
rather irraDos ol thorns nor figs of thistles.
so you can not out of a weak animal frame
extract strength except by taking it out of
the bank or inc. to uie premniure snonen
ing of the inherited store of life.
Mothers know of these facts better than
fathers, and mothers are often laughed at
because their knowledge is Uie knowledge
of love, and passion, and anxiety,' rather
than ot cold, calculating, reasonable I
had almost said commercial expectation.
But the mothers are none the less right,
and, indeed, men know better when they
are dealing with lives that have to be
bought and sold. The great breeders oi
flocks and herds do not try to harden t r
overtax the young am -al they want to
perfect They use a wise discretion, anu
they succeed in what they do. At the
same time they are often indiscriminate
about their own children. A country
surgeon, whom I much esteemed for his
auick insight, once brough to me lor con
sultation a leeoie ooy witu a consumptive
tendency, in order to settle ine question
whether the mother's fostering or the
father's hardening system should prevail.
"The father," said my friend, "is a clever
man ; he is most successiui in me manage
ment of cattle, and if he would be only
half as clever iu the rearing of bis chil
dren all would be well. But he Is very
hasty on this point, and the other day a
day bitterly cold lie did two of the most
inconsistent things I ever knew a man to
do. He quarreled like a fury with his
poor wife for sending Charlie to skate
with his lcg3 In warm stockings, and five
minu'es later dismissed his groom for
taking a colt out for exercise without
clothing it in a horse cloth." Dr. B. W,
Richardson in the - Gentleman's - Maga
Causes ot Madden Death.
Very few of the sudden deaths which
are said to arise from diseases of the heart
do really arise from that cause. To ascer
tain me real origin oi uie suutien aeatns,
an experiment was tried and lcported to a
scicntifc congress at Strashurg. Sixty-six
cases of sudden death were made the sub
ject of a thorough post mortem examina
tion, in these cases only two were louuu
who died from disease of Uie heart. Nine
out of sixty six had died of apoplexy,
while there were forty-six cases of c )nges
tionofthe lungs; that is, the lungs were
so full of bloed that they could not work,
not being room enough for a sufficient
amount of air to support life. The causes
that produce congestion of me lungs are :
cold feet, tight clouting, costive bowls, sit
ting still until chilled after being warmed
with labor or a rapid walk, going too sud
denly from a close room into the air,
especially, after speaking, too hasty walk,
ing, or running to catch a train, etc. These
causes of sudden death being known, an
avoidance of them may serve to lengthen
many valuable lives, which would other
wise be lost under the verdict of the hoart
complaint That disease is supposed to
be inevitable and incurable, hence many
may not - take the . pains they would to
aviod sudden deaih, if they knew it lay in
their power. (New York World.
Seeaes In Alaska. -
A Philadelphian who is now in Alaska
thus writes liomo, from Sitka uudcr date
of June 1st: The United States steamer
Alaska came un here in a hurrv from San
Francisco in Api il last to prevent our fel-
low-citizens from being murdered, and I
Know not what an. There was a great
necessity tor a ship here judging from the
accounts- that appeared in . me papers.
But what the trouble was we have never
been' able to find out, as the Indians have
never made any disturbance beyond kill
ing one man in a drunken row, and when
they killed him they did the country a
services mis man carried on an ui.cit
still, making what is called here huchenu,
a vile kind of whisky, from fermented
molasses. After selling rum to a party of
iuuisiu, unui ne uau iairiy roooea tnem
of everything they owned, he refused
trusting them for another bottle. A
druuken row ensued, and Brown was
killed. Then came the panic, as nearly
all the' Indabitants here run a still in a
quiet way, from which they make their
living. They felt certain they needed
protection, so they could tell all me vile
rum they could make, and if the Indians
made any objections to their somewhat
peculiar ideas of business there would be
a force to put them down. The Indians
here may be low. but. I am sorry to say.
the whites arc - lower and far worse, and
were it not for the latter mere would be
no inaians. inese Indians receive no
annuities from th? Government, and want
none: are Kind to tneir families, and make
a good living by hunting and fishing; are
not only willing, but anxious to work:
quick to learn and faithful. Let there be
a little law and some justice for the whites
and there will never be any trouble, here.
Because l am a wav up in mis out-of-the-way
place, don't for a moment suppose
we are having a hard time ot it I never
experienced a more .lovely 'weather in my
-1 : .u. . . t .
suv iubu uuiiUq tug yua, luuutu. .Laving
here is rather cheap. A fine deer can be
bought for $1.50; wild geese twenty-five
cents apiece; wild ducks and large blue
grouse, tweniy-five cents a pair. How is
that for a market f Halibut weighing fifty
pounds and over, from twenty-five to fifty
cents, and fresh salmon and trout in pro
portion, " Our only drawback in me
market line is the want of beef, mut
ton and vegetables. Those we receive
from Victoria by steamer, but
as she only comes once a month we
get short in the vegetable line at times.
Sitka under me Russians was a nlnee nf
considerable importance, and a large i.usi-
ness was done, but our usual suicidal
policy with the Indians in general has
been telt here also, and a great many furs
of all kinds mat used always to be
brought here are now shipped and sent to
our English cousins. I said shipped. I
should have said the outside natives, many
of whom hunt and peddle in Alaska, will
paddle in their canocg a hundred miles to
trade with the English rather than .with
the Americans, such as we have here. All
the buildings owned by me government
arc fast falling to decay, and unless con
gress does something soon mere will be
but little left of the towu, beyond the
small shanties occupied by the Russians
and their lazy decendants.
There are sevczai canmeries near en
gaged in canning salmon ; they have only
been started a year or so, and we are un
able to say yet how they will make
out, but the ownora seem - very - sanguine.
They ought to succeed, for the fish can
uc bought lor nve cents piece irom me
Indians in any quantity, and me other ex
penses are net great. Gold has been dis
covered in quite a number of places; one
laine'ls being worked. Astamp-niill has
been started lately, and the owners say
Uiere is money to be made. I take aft
these assertions, however, with a good
deal of reservation, and I have seen know
ing ones badly bitten in paying mines of
Clalifcrnia, aud I am prepared to say the
mines here not vaulablc. The principal
amusement I have had here has been gun
ning. I have been out quite a number of
times and generally have had very good
luck, leaving my lodges at one o'clock
and returning again before five with three
or four dozen snipes. For a while -we
killed so many it was naro to give mem
away, but they are scarce now and the sea
son is about over, I havo had me pleas
ure of attending two Indian funerals, or 1
should say cremations. Their mode is
crude, but effectual. A pen, composed of
logs about ten feet long and four tect wide
is built to a height of about five feet, with
largo air space between the logs. This is
then filled about half way up with ordi
nary cord wood. The body is laid on this
pile, and more wood is placed on top. The
fire is then lighted ana ted until ail the
flesh is consumed, when the bones are
carefully gathered placed in a box and
uepositeu in a ruue tuuisiug utuu uuusc,
which (if me buried party is ot any im
portance) is decorated with one or more
streamers, or whsttuvcr the relatives may
The Alaska, which arrsved here on April
2d, left New York on its ernisc June 15th,
187G. and since then has visited the prin
cipal ports of Brazil, ChUi. Peru, Mexico
Central Amerloa, luiusii uoiumuiev and
me Pacific Cost of the United States, her
voyage coveting over 22,891 miles.
A Whltw la -Africa-
Malor Seroa Pinto, the Portuguese trav
eler ia Alrica, who recently turned up at
Durban, has been lecturing on his travels
at Lisbon. In his address, which is trans
lated iu the Standard, he testifies distinctly
to the existence of a white race in Central
Africa, living in tho territory "between
Cuchi and me Cubango." - He himself
spoke to men ot his race, whom be de
scribes as "whiter than Caucasians," who
call themselves Cafsequera, and are not bad
people, tnougn totally uucivinzeti. iney
have tufts of hair on their heads like short
wool. They have eyes like the Chinese,
arc powerful, and live a nomadic life. - It
is of course possible that an albino family
should have multiplied, but it is more
probable that a small party of Vandals or
Goths were torced southward, or tried to
explore southward, were compelled by cir
cumstances to remain and, being scperated
from all around them by their color, have
survived us a distinct tribe. An almost
perfectly white tribt. exists in tho Atlas,
the descendants, il is supposed, of Romans
who fled to me mountain for protection
against the barbarians, and, as far as yet
known, climate has little influence on
color. ' The Copts lemain white and me
Tassmanians were quite black, though
they ha I always lived in a climate nearly
Identical witn uiai oi amain.
Malor Serpa Piuto, the Portuguese
Stanley, ia strong and muscular, although
of light limb and frame, and Is of a genial
and nappy disposition not easuy overcome
by difficulties. The Portuguese colony in
Pcrnambuco have presented him with a
vnlnalilo cold mednl. Ret with nearls and
brilliants and bearing a suuauie inscrip
.... . . .. . i
tion. It is said while the journey or Cain
cron cost 6,000 and that ef Stanley about
9,000, Serpa Pinto has spent less than
1 .000 all told. To the King he has offered
several skins of wild beasts, and he asked
her Maicsly's acceptance- of a spleudid
collection of ostrich feathers which he had
taken in the desert of . Calhari and which
in the Transvaal were reputed to bo supe
rior to those presented some- 'years ago to
the vueen of Holland by the Dutch mer
chants ot that republic. London Specta
tor; " ' -
. Parasites. ..
In many respects the farmer is a most
admirable being. We . sometimes mink
that his really strongest point is in his pa
tience under inflictions - which business
men have learned to class as bores,' or -as
bilks. .This may or may not be an admi.
rable feature. - But its manifestations arc,
to say me wast, mysterious.
A person who travels much through the
country and becomes well acquainted with
the actual life of representative farmers,
not only of the well known men, but also
of the nameless thousands, -will be more
man surprised at me immense floating
population which looks for its support di
rectly to mis class of citizens. It were
laughable, were it not alsov too solemnly
true, to marshal these parasitica in one
conglomerate army, than which there
could be no stranger sight
The army of tramps must be reckoned
as chiefest of evils, and chiefly borne by
the farmer's too patient favor. We believe
in some systematized method ot bringing
tue man wuo wan's to nire aud tho man
who he wants to work, into immediate
knowledge of each other. But increasing
and cumalitive evidence shows that me
tramp of 1879 U not me tramp of 1849;
mat his species have woefully degenerated
and mot, where so large a proportion of
tuts wandering army are net anxious, or
even willing to work, being able to live
by begging, me fact of their subsisting oa
ine iarmcra- resources makes mem as a
class, parasites in its fullest sense. . .Did
we have space we might mention cases in
which one farmer, of not over-abundant
means, has had twenty-five or thirty
tramps can aims nonse in ine course ot
one day. and ask for "something to eat"
That there are cases of privation and mis
ery among these men. no one will deny.
liut we gravely doubt whether they, as a
class, are deserving of me continued sup
port which our farming community gives
them, and the tide of public opinion is set
ting strongly against them. We believe
mat, under a proper system of supervision
each individual of the tramp army might
be, as it were, ticketed, and watched suffi
ciently to test his honesty in asking for
work. Tf merely a vagrant of 'the worth
less sort, primitive, measures should be
taken,' - ; " " - -
But the farming class are supporters of
thousadds besides the professional tramps.
There are those illiterate and ' long un
washed fellows who stammer in broken
cnglish, and presently draw forth a cram,
pled paper which certifies mat "The bear
er has sixteen orphan children, all ill-tem
pered;" or has "sciatica, rheumatism,
neuralgia," and endless chronic disorders :
or was unfortunate enough to "burn his
house down," or "wants to save a debten
cumbered home." Persons of this char
acter ask al first for the mild sum of five
dollars, which, failing, they modify their
desires with most anxious pleading, to the
low level of a plebeian dime or a beggarly
Dickie. A little higher than these beggars
of me professional type are a class of char
latans who sell some nostrum, of virtues
claimed to . be unparalleled, or peddle
cheap or damaged goods from house to
house, cr have so-called secrets in me way
ot receipts for household use. .
In the aggregate, then, this large class
of men who are continually traversing our
rural districts, deserves attention. Many
of them, although their methods are' often
obscure, live altogether too much on the
l aimer, indirectly begging their meales or
lodging. Tho remedy lies in a compari
son ot note by the farmers, in a greater
attention being shown to the character of
temporary sojourners in the neighborhood
and in that increased knowledge which
will, in a large degree, destroy the present
opportunities for deceit and fiand.
ef BsUeloas Advertising.
A man was denouncing newspaper adver
tising' to a crowd of listeners. "Last
week," said he, "T nau an umoreua stolen
from the vestabule of the church. It
was a gift; and, valuing it very highly, I
spent double its worth in advertising, but
have not recovered it" "How did you
word your advertisement V asked a mer
chant "Here it il," said the man pro
ducing a slip cut from a newspaper. The
merchant took it and read : "Lost from
the vestabule of the ' church, last
Sunday evening, a black silk - umbrella.
The gentleman who took it will be hand
somely rewarded by leaving it at No. :
San Fernando street" "Now," said tie
merchant, "I am a liberal advertiser, and
have always found that it pays well. A
great deal depends upon the manner in
which an advertisement is put Let us
try for your umbrella again, and if you
do not acknowledge men that advertise
ing pays 1 will purchase you a new one."
The merchant then took a slip ot paper
from his pocket and wrote:. "If the man
wno was seen to taxe an umurena irom
me vestabule of the church lost
Sunday evening does not wish to get into
trouble and have a stain cast upon me
Christian character which he values so
highly, be will return it to No. -San
Fernando street" He .is well known"."
This only appeared in the paper, and on
the following morning me man was as
tonished when he opened the front door
of his residence. On me porch lay, at
least a dozen umbrellas of ail shades and
sizes mat had been thrown n from the side
walk, while the dooryard was literal?
paved with umbrellas. Many of.theni
had notes attached to them, saying that
they had been taken by mistake, and beg
ging tho loser to keep the little affair
quiet Hartford Times. '-: -;.
. ' s) : 1
"Whits Pin for Barren. Fields. . '
We call the Shakers peculiar people,
and perhaps we do them no injustice, but
like many otuer classes anu societies, wun
all of whose wavs we do not sympathize.
they are capable of giving us profitable
ideas il we will only accept tnem. -tue
Shakers do not bestow much thought up
on art. but they work in admirable har
mony with nature, ineir splendid ave
nues of trees, their farms under almost
perfect cultivation, show that they do not
slight me gilts with which they have been
intrusted. A writer in a jncw naven pa-
Sersays mat "probably no man in au
Tew England has done more in a certain
line for the benefit of posterity than Elder
Omar Pease, of the North family, at the
Shaker settlement at Enfield. He has
sown in me last thirty years over two hun
dred acres of white pines, and to-day, from
the hill east or bis residence can ovcnooK
their dark, dense - growths, their various
heights indicating their varions ages. He
gavs only once in about three years do the
wnue pine seeus npcu. - tour quarts ui
f . - . . T- . . f
seed, well distributed, will stock an acre.
His best success has been alter bucxwneai
and without harrowing. Pines grow
where me land poor, and where a man
has 200 acres of comely-growing trees
raising annually to his n.emory in this
world leaves 'a' "monument better than
marble." All of this is true, and we wish
it might not be simply abstract truth.
There are thousands of acres in New
England now bearing nothing better than
muilen and sorrel that might be treated
to the white pine remedy and become a
richly paying territory- Boston Post:
It Isn't ths Fish,. .
A citizen who was yesterday getting
ready for a trip to me flats and a struggle
witn bass ana picKerei, was Broppea "-on
the street by a solemn - minded acquain
tance, who said: " -.-.:i.'i
"It seems curious to me that you. r will
go up there and sit in the hot sun and fish,
when fish are so cheap in the market". -
"Why. 1 don't care a cent tor ; me ash,"
replied the other. - . , ,.i ,
"Then why do you goi" .
"I don't muid telling you but don't let
it go any further," whispered the fiscr-
man. "Every fisherman you meet up
there offers you 'a 10-cent cigar -and a
drink of $0 whiskey, while you may walk
around town all day and never be asked
to even take a glass of water with v piece
ui ir-i'ai'vi iu ii.
The solemn minded man loooked horri
fied, but he hadnt gone two blocks before
he entered a store anu asked to-se a- -fish-line-a
cheap one. Detroit Free: Press
Senator Davis is at. home in Blooming-
ton, and. eenator Logan is spending me
ncaieti term in vnicago. - -
F. Sullivan lost a leg by an accident on
the railroad at St Paris.
Fred Kuhl suicided by -hanging, at
Botkin's. He leaves a family. : ,y
Embury camp mee.'ng at Dayton is
larger this year than ever before.
: A fire at Port Union, Saturday night de
stroyed $8,000 worth of propt.ly.
One end of the county infirmary at
Caldwell was caved in by the storm Sun
daynn,ht . i: t. r.
The jury in the celebrated Gates wife
poisoning case, at I ronton, returned a
verdict of not.guilty.,.. ,. "
Lightning struck a barn belonging to
Wm. K-n- n.or ..... l..l i!?. t
- j -vutuu, luxe, DUUUUV
evening, and destroyed it
Charley white of Hillsboro was thrown
from his buggy while racing, and almost
instantly killed.- -" -f ..
' Miss Kate Binder fell from a tree, at me
nnnrpntnfSt lUn'anf c-jL.
Columbus, and -was killed.
1 he residence . of J. W. Allen, at New
ark, was nntcmrl liw "hi ir .!., u...l
. ' j uuuuar
night, and robbed of $1,755 in money. -
; The new "Music Hall, built especially
August 13, is. now virtually completed. .
A saloon keeper at Dayton, named
Pfeiffer, shot a drunken- customer named
Henry . Velt: for disturbing other cnatn.
A nrifivnAr In ttiA rwiuutm :i
Mc1jArmn.lt d-hva thA "arai-ohe! .-it.. .1
o" - -j.... i any ail vi
escaped, after locking the officer securely
inacelL;-". ; -. ... , . . . , .
Four children In trio FomlW nf T
of Dayton died of diptheria within a few
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sivuio, otiu ttll iuui niM lyiUir Bide Dy Side
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A R1T VA&r Old Wiv nnmftrl 1TlnM(Ai.,."'
FiittAn rvcr- a rlnir - of N.ntn.b' f i . .
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ago, and is now suffering. the most intense ,
B"uj. "iui xijuiyijuuuils.
The '. Alice furnace of the Etna iron ..
works started Mnndav at Tmninn oft.-
a stoppage of over a. year. This gives '
employment to over sou men. -.
W. M. Siens' bam in Guernsey county. '
was struck by lightning . and . burned
Sunday.. Near Marietta. . stat-l is-Ai-tt
struck and barns blown down. ' '
A self-propelling road engine '" fell
through a I ridge into me canal at New
ark, a day er two ago, killing two mules .
attached to it and shaking un a counle of
men who were on the bridge. '
The Judicial convention at Urban al Mon
day, to choose a Republican candidate for '
the additional judgeship in tho Cham-
paign-Miama sub-district nominated Col
onel W. R. Warnock, of Urban a.
Henry Pohlman. twelve years old. fell
from a tree at Batavia, and struck on his
head. The blood has been oozing from
his ears and nostrils, and he has been uu-
conscious ever since the accident. ..
A prominent horse-dealer of Baltimore.
Md was arrested there Monday on . a
requisition from Governor Bishop, and
will be taken to Jackson,- O., on a '
charge of swindling the Iron Bank out of :
1,000. ,,. ... ; ..... ,; .
Mr. SoL Langdon and a New York cap
italist rjronose bnildin? a handsome new
hotel on the site of the old Pnt-in-Bay
house. He is confident that the new
structure will be ready for the reception .
of guests by next spring. ..
Seven cars of a Baltimore & Ohio train.
three loaCed with wheat two with oats
and two empty, were completely demol
ished at f rederlckstown, on me otn, by -jumping
the track. Over twelve hundred -bushels
of grain were scattered in the
swamp. ........ .., - . , ;
Henry Pumphrey of Delaware saw two :
burglars leave his cellar on Sunday morn
ing, and followed them five miles into the
country, where he procured aid and arrest- '
ed them.- - They proved- to be- expert -cracksman
fully supplied with tools and
elegantly dressed. ; .
Company C, Seventh Regiment O. N. -
G is in camp at Springfield. - Cokmel F.
S. Case, commanding the regiment has
offered an elegant silk banner to the best
drilled company, the trial to take place
Monday; August .11th, the drill to be in
the "school of the company." .
An old colore! man named Miles Spain.
living two miles east of Urbana, died
Sunday evening. He was 106 years old, '
was bora in Petersburg, V., and was a
servant of President Jefferson. He was .
the oldest man in the county with the ex
ception of old man Gales, who is 107. . .
On Monday Parker Riggs fell while
running after a runaway horse, at Athens -
Mrs. John Dean fell out of a door at the -
same place, H.- G. Porter tipped off a
chair at Tiffln,and John Allman of the same
place, threw up his arm. while asleep on
a bench, and struck a tree, and each broke
an arm. . , . .,, , -;"- .' -.
Mr. Abram Dixon, an old resident of
Zanesvillo, who has had a retail grocery
for some time past, made an assignment
Monday for the benefit of. his creditors. .
Mr. John Stilt, the assignee, thinks the
creditors will realize hut little by the sale -of
thestock, andasetUcmentwill proba
bly be mauc so tnai fltr. unuu may re
sume business. Liabilities not Known;
assets about $300. 1 -;r
The regular monthly sales of stock took
place at London on me. 6th inst, and
were aUcnded by an immense crowd of
visitors from the country, stock men and
others. The number of - cattle on the
market was light as also were the prices
dullest for ; some months. - The sales
were, as follows:.. Yearlings, $205; two
years, ' $157; three-year-olds, $118; total,
$401 inlmg price, 8J.C. ' - 1
An old German' was ' walking leisurely
down the street, in Xenia. when a man
stopped him and asked the time. . The old
gentleman puiieu out nis waicn ana ina ,
stranger grabbed it ana ran away, ins
two met a couple of hours after, and ia
trying to regain his watch, me German
was badlv beaten about the face : by the
thief, who was afterward caught and eon- '
victed of both offenses. -
r'llrtatlsa in a Theatre. ,
Scene, a theatre. Seated in the. orches
tra a lady and a gentleman; the former
much enamored of the latter, in fact, de- '
surras of winning him. 1 ho lady, how
ever, has flirting tendencies, and indulges
them with a handsome party in the circle.'
The escort is not unobservant of this little '
by play; and finally asks smilingly, "Do.
you know that gentlemen wih whom yon ,
An embarrassed negative is me reply." -
"Then excuse me a moment'
The escort immediately crosses the thea
ter, puts a "similar question to the other
conspirator, "Sir, are you acquainted with '
the lady at whom you have" been, smiling
mis last nail nour?"
"No!" "'" : 1 ",;"' ' ' '
''Would you like to bet pleasantly.
Very much surprised, certainly." - ,
"Then come with me."-
A moment later the escort introduces
the not altogether comfortable pain Then
the mild expression leaves me insulted .
gentleman's tace' and he says sternly:
"Now sir, you may accompany this lady
home." -; ' '
- With a bow he takes his leave, and the ,
woman who loves him never hears Lis
voice again. Forney's Progress.
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The equity cases of Hoyt ct al.. vs the .
Spraguea have been appealed to the .Unit-.
ed States supreme court.