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10 o'clock A. M. by Rev. Isaac Culler.
Sabbath School every Sabbath morning at 9
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at 10J: o'clock, a. m. Prayer mcetingThurs
day evenings at 7); o'clock.
ing service at 11 o'clock. Sabbath school
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for service 11 o'clock, a. if. Sabbath school
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians.
j. yr. GUTimiE, 3i. d.
PI1TSICIAIT AND SURGEON. Office in first
building north of Post-officcVboster, Wayne
uouniy, unio. umce nours, tt eanesaays anu
SatunJay6,from9tolA. uand from 2 to 4
p. x. All accounts considered due as soon
as services rendered.
W. C. STOUT, M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARNES, M. D- ECLEC
ticPhvsicianand Sureeon. Oxford. Holmes
County, Ohio. Siieciul attention given to
Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
free. Office hours from 9 A. M. to 3 V. on
Tuesdays and Saturdays. jam3
S. 1. WISE, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, MILLERS
burg, O. Ofllcfc with Dr. Pomeicne, 30tf
J. POMERENE, M. D.,
nmrcTfT i w rt. otti i,-T ifit t vncTiTTD r
Ohio. Office On Main St 4 doors East of
tneisanic umce nours wcanesaays, irora
1 to 5 o'clock 1. AL, and on Saturdays from 9
o ciocK a. 10 a oxiocK r. m. ui
P. P. POMERENE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BERLIN,
W. IT. ROSS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, MILLERS -burg,
Ohio. Office First door West of Cor
ner formerly occupied by Mulvane. Resi
dence, second door south of T. B. RaitTs
corner. Office days, Wednesday and Satur
day afternoons. ltf
' DR. S. WILSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND
Residence. West Libertv Street. Wooster. O.
All.accounjs considered due as soon as servi
ces are? rendered. aty
J. G. BIGIIAM, H. Dn
nnvotnr tlt c ctmpvnv lflTTPPODlTPfi
..ii k.'iuin-, .v .ji. i.vji. ..i.i.i.i. i, in.,
Ohio. Olllce and Residence, at South part of
v asmngton screeu in
DR. JOHN LEHMAN,
German Phvsician. Treats Chronic Diseases,
especially Female Complaints, with great
success. Ofiicc on East Liberty fetrcet. Woos
T. L. PIERCE,
PRACTICAL 4 OPERATIVE DENTIST, UP-
u,..tK nnnn.ltn thn llnnk Storf- All work CX-
ecnted In the best mauncr, and warranted
to give satisiaction. iw
lUECIIAJTICAi; & OPERATIVE DENTIST,
Millersburg. Ohio. Oflico Two doors West
of Commercial Block. ltf
F. M. WOLF,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MIl.LECSr.Ur.G, O,
oulco with A. J. Hell, in Fanner BuibHng,
1 K DOAOLAKD. J- ROBINSON,
TinAfiT.A-vn A ROBINSON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG, O
umce over flayer sioi, jiuhwb-o-
G. W. EVERETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG,
II. D. HcDOWELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSllURG.O
Office Second noor in McDowell's nuutiing
west or the Court House. "
JOIIN AV. VORIIES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG, O'
Onicc over tbo Bookstore. " ltr
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
& Co.'s Bank.
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MAIN STREET, LOUDON VILLE, O,
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A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Holmes County, and Local and General IntelUyence.
MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES CoUNTTcf, 0., THURSDAY. JAN. 11, 1872.
Vol. II, o. 21.
ORKVILI.E. 0 OPPOSITE H. K. DEPOT. J,
31. eaUuver. uroitnetor. xraina ireinz nortn
in the morning stop twenty minktes for
ircafcfu xne Doncasier iiouse is nueu up
in flrt class style, and is one of the beat
houses on the F- K. W. i C S. E. Country
people will find it to their interest to stop at
rats jiouse. wyi
A. .1. IIAMPSOIT. Proorietor. J assenccrs
con vcj ed to and from the cars, free 01 cn&rge.
Jimy-uencrai stage uace. in
WEST E5fl 'MAIS STKBET. MILLEIiS
bnrg, Ohio, JosxrH aiutlxb, I'roprieujr.
This House is in gooa oruer, ana lis guesu
will be well eared lor. ju
MILTON TV. BUOTVK,
1 fll'VT mil TIIK MAKOS IIAMLINOE
gan. All communications aumwuu
at ALillenburg, wiu receive uaeatwunuu
J. IL Kocu.
KOCH & SON,
Proprietors of the AmebIcak HotiE, East
Liberty street, vt oosier, j.
P. TV. HAUL,
LAUD 4.GEST AND KOTAUr, PUBLIC,
Fredonia, Wilson county, Kansas. i
A rinl for the EstevCottaire Oriran for Holmes
or address S. Ebcrhart, atfchrec,Wayne
J. P. LAKIMEK,
TTAVIXG tuten Dossension of the "old Sml
XX lev Corner," intends to keep aflrst-elass
lour, i eca ana rrovision store.
I baTe purchased a stock or
Such as Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Syrup, Carbon Oil,
Kentucky Hominy, I'eas, Currants, Or
anges, Lemons, Raisins, Figs,
extract. Spice. Starch
Also, Marvin's celebrated SUGAR, LEMOS
Cigars, of the best manufacture. .
TobaCCO, a" kinds, at wholesale
All roods sold at small profits and delivered
any part of the town.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR
Corn, Potatoes, liea-ns andounlry
Produce, Furs & Sheep Pells.,
Feb.B,187i.-l!5tf J. P. LARIMER.
110BEET C MAIWZLL
Gents' Enrnlstt Goofls !
TVT1 1 1 ersntourg, Oliio.
eh m fakc? mi
Of the latest Styles at the
Thev have evcrvthintr in the line of Millin
ery Goods. Particular attention given to
Stamping, Dress Msg, Mmi, k
stock of goods kept? constantly on
Main St. directly opposite UicPostofllcc
FALL & WINTER GOODS
Has bought at the best time, a full line of
MEN AND BOY'S
HATS AND CAPS,
KNIT GOODS AN J) YAltNS,
Queensware & Groceries,
Which ho offers for
Casli and. Trade Z
AT SMALL PROFITS.
Please call and examine. I ilattermysclf that
I can offer you the chcautet stock of goods evci
I alco pay as good a price for produce, in casli
or trade, as the market will allow.
JOHN I SPENCER
Good JiTaterial Used,
Good Work Done,
Good Pay Wanted,
Also, Agent for
I Jk. V I S 9
Machine in tlie Market.
Rooms oniio.iteNcn I srdwnre fctorc Commer-
r.Iill iiubx, liucnuuiz. uuw. avi
A. S. L0WTHEII,
Jackson St, Millersburg, O.
Above MaxweIVs Clothing Store.
ALL work entrusted in his hand?, Vfill Ic
maIeut in the latent style, nost durable
mauner,ana guaranteed io 51 re enure satis
fartion in every case. Give him a trial.
We are also aireot for the Howe fcewinjr Ma
chine, and kecti on hand Needles, Fixtures and
Oil by the bottle or gross.
IMITATION Inlaying anil Imitation Ebony
Trimmings. This is a Violin of good tone,
suitable for any ordinary use. Finished same
as 207. Price Si50.
VIOLIJT -ZVO. 207.
The inside work ff this Violin Is the ?.ime ns
those of the better qualities; that is, the same
as a'genniuc "fctraairaerus," and cannot but
turn out valuable instruments, but on account
of the low price at which they are fcold, not so
much pains has been taken with the inside
work. The outside finish, excepting the inlay-
K, viii uc uuuut me Biiuic us mu otiiurb.
Price of Ko. 207 $4.00.
CO Kit id ScnutEB.
SX! O 3EB IE .
WELL SELECTED STOCK
' J. & C. SCMLER -
One door West of Mayer's Store.
Coffee, Provisions, Sugars, Teas,
Tobacco, Ctgars, Spices, Can
dies, Fruits, Nuts, Wooden
Ware, Fish, Flour Salt,
Feed, Candles, Car
bon Oil, Lamps,
The Hiffhtest Market Price
paid for all tinds of
Fcb.H.T0tr. C. & J. SCIIULER.
Head This I
THE OLD RELIABLE
IOULI respectfully inform the citizens of
v V iimmcs and adjoining counties, that
they arc prepared to do at) Liiuh of woik of tho
On short notice, and at urices to suit custom
ers. We use none hut tho crv best material.
and nouot hesitate lo warrant every job that
goes oui 01 me snop.
SHIRES, SNYDER & KORNS,
Estate of Julia AnnBcll,
Vn'!i.A In Lnrnl, .rlrnn ihaf ilin nmlnTet-mA.1
ii-w licn fin I v .iittinmtfl ititiiilnlKtrnt'ir of Hih
ebiatOOl ill rs. l UliaAllll Jvl, Ultu ui iiuiiuvs
. - .. r 1. . i. i. . . n t
WM. H. GAED.
I would respectfully announce that I, keep
constantly on nana a gooa supply 01
Fresh Groceries and Pro
visions at.low figures. FEES II MEATS of all kinds
can be had dallv. Eass Room, u-itcnneur
Bui ding, opposite the Court House.
10U WM. II. GARD-
MillersDurg .lame Kiln
1 MILE EAST OF TOWN,
ON THE MAXWELL FARM.
rpiIE undersigned would respectfully an-
nounce to ine puuuc wai tney nave con
stantly on hand, at their kiln, a superior qual.
Kveaib. Tit-me :
And are prepared to fill all orders promptly.
Im3 HECKER & BURNET.
Fruit J ars.
MOKE OF TILEM.
MORE OF TJELEM.
MOUE OF THEM.
-Axid. Cheaper I
-A.no. Cjliea-TJer I
A.ntL Cheaper I
At the BOOK STORE.
At the BOOKSTORE.
At the BOOK STORE.
War! War I War:
IN FRANCE 1
Peace ! Peace ! Peace !
In Paint Valley.
Eat the excitement runs high all from the fact
that we have received and arc still recei vinir the
iiiiat abboixmeoc 01
SPEING GOODS !
Ever offered tothermblic Surinir Dress Goods.
the Latest Styles. Spring and Summer Shawls,
Excelsior Felt Skirts, Printed and Ruffled
Good hcaw Shcctlnir for 12 cents ner
111 auuuuaubu x nuia an vxjiuis, ounucs aiiu
Fi cures. Roots. Shoes and Gaiters. Hats and
Caps, Queensware, Glassware and Hardware.
Groceries, the very best that can be bought or
soia in any mar Ret ana at low prices. Ready
Made Clothinir. Suits for Fivo Dollars and on
wards, all of which will be sold at the lowest
uossiule nriccs for cash. Call and examine onr
stock, we feel confident that we can compete
with anv establishment in tho counts for
cucapness ana quality 01 gooas. JxememDcr,
H. B.Wc will pay 13 cents for Eggs and 25
cents ior uuitcr, iur lue next; ten aays.
JOHN SPENCER & SONS.
Paint Valley, O., May, 1871.
HAVIKG PURCHASED THE GROCERY
and Provision Store of C. F. Leetv. Main
Street, and having refitted the rooms in good
style, and added largely to the stock, and is
now prepared to furnish all who may favor
him with their patronage with everything in
his line of trade, such as
Canned Fruits, Figs,
Extracts, . Raisins,
&c. &c. &c. &c.
All of .which will be sold at tho
Lowest Market Price !
lie also keeps the very best brands of
Wines and Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
not sen uy me urine.
Give hhn a call when yon want anything in
At the old "Herzer Corner."
Jlillcrsburg. O Aug. 1, 1871. 60tf
rrYAKESthis methol of announcing to her
I. patrons and the public generally, that she
is now receiving a 'arge and splendid assort
FALL k WIN!! GOOES
Ostrich & Vulture Flumes,
Sash cD Bonnet Ribbons,
Hats & Bonnets
French Corsets, Skeletons, Linen
Collars and Cuffs, JS las tic
Ribbon, Hose and IlaJf
Hose and Notions.
Thankful for nnst natronairc. she hopes by
strict attention to business tomerit of tho pab-
Rooms on Main Street, oppo
sits tho Post Office.
AMI FLO It AN I1UHLKT, whose residence
is unknown to the petitioner, is hereby notified
that Joscphene lluglet, his wife, did, on tho 3d
day or December, A 1) lS7J,lHc her petition In
thcoQlceof the Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas, within and for tho County or Holmes and
sin to of Ohio, charrinr the said Ami Floran
lluglet Mi ith willful auseuce for more than three
ais last past ii om inc petuioner, nuu as&i3jj
thLkhe tnav be divorced from the saldm:
Floran Huglet, which petition w.U stand for
i hfiarJoc at thencst tenn of feftid Court
I it.i(.i,i n.i.i..nr iiA,ni,... a Ik i BTI
J I'aicu una u vta vt. nwuuuvi.fl a , .
By J Aims Tayloe, her attorney. lOdo
Where areyou going so fast, old man?
There's a valley to cross, and a river to ford:
Theie': a clasp or the hand, and a parting
And a tremulous sigh for the past, old man,
TbebtAUtifol, vanished past.
The road has been rugged and rough old
To your feet it is rugged and rough;.
But you see a dear being with gentle eyes,
Has shared in vour labor and sacrifice.
Ah ! that has been sunshine enough old man
Jtroryou ana me sunsutnc enougu.
How long since jonrp&ssed o'er the hilI,old
Of life o'er.thc tonof the hill?
Were there beaut if clt talleys on tho other
side? a I
Were there flowers an a trees with branches
To shut out the beat? of the sun,old man
The heat of the fervid sun
And how did you crosSJthe waves, old man
Kfi sorrow ine icaniu waves r
Did you lay your dear treasures up, one by
With an aching heart, and God's will be
Under the wayside dust, old man.
In the graves 'neath the wayside dust?
There are sorrow aa&llaborfor all,old man
Alas! there is sorrow for all: ?
And you, peradvcntip,have had your share,
.For eighty long' winters have whitened your
And have whitened your heart as well, old
Thank God! yonrheart as well!
You're now at the loot of the hill, old man.
At last at inc loot ox ine cm :
The sun has gone down ina golden glow,
And the heavenly city lies Just below;
Go in through the pearly gates, old man,
The beautiful pearly gates !
BROTHER AND SISTER.
BY F. THOMAS.
The forest-crowned bluffs, whose bas
es are washed by the miniature waves
of the Mississippi, are not the least of
the many- charms'that'please the tourist
of tills flowing,valley.IOiie of the most
beautiful of these bluffs is theite of a
city called we'll say Dal ton. All the
business houses are situated at the bot
tom of apull, which: terminates, per
haps, a half-mile or less from the pebbly
beach of the river. The top of the bluff
is taken up chiefly by thehomes of busi
ness men and womon of leisure, of
whom there are"somany in a western
country, just ceasingjo be new.-; These
are all cottage homes, with their porches
and,Gothic windows, .and lovely little
front'gardensjseparated from the wood-
en sidewalks by the plain but jicat
wooden lenccs, and adorned often with
the mountain-ash, glowing ..with its
crimson berries. In the centre of this
abode ot beauty, and in the centre of
native oaks,2there is a college,"from
whose windows and balconies one may
overlook the bustling city below, the
world-renowned river, winding through
its changing course, and the rising and
darkcncd.bluffs oirthc.oppositc 6ide,
Not many years ago for the college
itself is not'old three young mcnar-
rived'from'aircastern city, onthe 2nd
of July,'notjnore thanji'wcck aftcr tuc
closing of the term, and the commence
ment of thesummer 'vacation. It was
their intention? tostudy' 'during the
months of July and August, and to en
terwith greater diguitythan usually.
belongs "to the ingress of Freshmen.
The name of the eldestjwas Edwin
Gregory; of the youngest, George
Clinton ; and of the other, with whom
we are principally concerned, Fred,
Armstrong. In appearance, the latter
was prepossessing, though, I suppose,
not absolutely handsome; of medium
height vwlth an intelligent, earnest look ;
of almost morbidsensitivencss, and not
yet having had contact with the world,
sufficient to neutralize bis constitution
al diffidence. Asps always the case at
such seasons, the college boarding
house was almost deserted, not more
than a half-dozen students remaining.
The matron, Mrs. Walker, usually re
ceived a few outside boarders during the
acation, in order to relieve the mon
otony ot loneliness, for she was asocial,
good-hearted soul, a friend of the stu
dents, and not averse to a moderate
amount of their noise,"or to the over
flowing of their animal spirits, provi
ded it was not excessive. This season,
three ladies presented themselves. They
were all unmarried, but not old maids.
One,"a successful music teacher, who
sought just 6uch seclusion and relaxa
tion as she thought might be obtained
at this place ; another, an Invalid , under
the care of an eminent physician ; and
the third, from a village about twenty
miles distant, whose object was the
tudy of music with the peculiar ad
vantages which Dalton furnished Miss
Taylor, Edith Howard, and Allie Joy.
These ladies arrived two weeks after the
gentlemen. The reader must form his
own conception of these personages, ex
cept that of Miss Howard, without any
words of description from us. She was
of medium height, graceful, and 'pos
sessed of much womanly dignity. Evi
dently she had not escaped all the
thorns which interrupt the continuous
enjoyment of life's journey, but the
trials had purified, and destroyed much
that would otherwise mar. The noble
and spiritual had unfolded and devel
oped. The calmness of her counte
nance marked the reign of inward
peace, and the sweet fragrance of a no
ble life attended her ever-wished-for
presence. Only now and then would
the shade of a hidden, but transient,
sadness trouble the wonted tranquility
of her expression. Such she was, a true
woman, when introduced to the afore
mentioned gentlemen." Boarding to
gether, of course they met at every
meal. Gregory, Clinton, and Arm
strong, however, strong in the determin
ation of new students, had resolved that
nothing should interrupt their unquali
fied devotion to their studies, and had
made up their minds that nothing but a
complete withdrawal from'the influence
ot the ladies' charms, could save them
from entanglement therein. When they
heard Mr. Smith, one of the remaining
collegians, inquiring for 'Longfellow'
and 'Mrs. Hemans,' their curiosity was
an exceedingly practical man, who
would rather, under ordinary circum
stances, read The Nation, or some work
on 'Political Economy,' than the most
beautiful poem ever published. Their
curiosity was gratified, and their sus
picions verified, when they saw him
carry chairs into the densest shadows
of the grove during the heat of the day,
or linger long on the vine-encircled
porcli after tea and not alone. Before
long, he was ohMed to leave. Quietly,
and almost unconsciously to themselves,
our friends glided into Ills place.
A week passed on. Tho stoical gen
tlemcn did not start so abruptly for
their rooms. Tho social intercourse of
the table was thawing the ice in which
they had encased their still susceptible
hearts. T)icy, too, lingered on the
porch In the evening, and often now
until the deepening twilight, like a cur
tain, had fallen before all without. I.Ike
seeks like, and the chains of electric af
finity soon bound together the most con
genial souls. Mrl Gregory was "delight
ed with the ready repartee of Miss Tay
lor; Mr. Clinton with the dark, eyes
and youthfulness of Allie. Joy ; -and.Mr-
Atstrong saw, admired, and respected
the.'uobility that characterized every
look and motion of Edith Howard'. The
lingering diffidence, of Mr. Armstrong
enabled him to be the most faithful of
the three to the' vows together formed.
-Except' for the following circumstance,
this,story would never have been writ
Gregory and Clinton thought it would
be pleasant to take the ladies, and pro
posed as much to Armstrong. He, af
tersome persuasion, consented, and in
vited Miss Howard, who, with' much
grace, accepted. The moon ,had just
risen when the performance was over.
It.was one of those lovely nights- when
one feels loth to remove himself' from
the Influeneeof-th'eool breczcr fextnmg
tKecneeV, and from without the sigfit
and sound of the gentle swaying and
rustling ot the leaves, for the oppressive
heat "within. Delighted with the pros
pect, Mr. Armstrong remarked :
'Wouldn't yon like to have the ride
continued, Miss Howard, before we.rc-
It is really too pleasant to go in-doors.
Suppose we do go on a little, further.'
And so they went. Circumstances
were favorable. The barrier of reserve
was broken down. They told much of
the history of their lives. She of a
brother whose memory she loved, who
had been her only confidant and friend,
but who was now no more. Her story,
with so much earnestness and feeling,
touched Mr. Armstrong. He knew her
affectionate nature was yearning' for
sympathy and love. He said :
'Miss Howard, I have a sister who i3
as dear to me as your brother to to
yoii. Many miles separate us, and I am
deprived of all tha.t her impulsive, lov
ing nature conferred. I cannot lill the
place of-your brother, but let me try.
Let me call you sister.'
Mr. Armstrong was quite a stranger,
but the frankness and open modesty of
countenance, and the tremor of his
voice, forbade any suspicion of insin
cerity. An essential condition of her
being seemed about to be supplied. She
placed her hand in his, and said, in a
low, sweet voice :
'Thank you, brother.'
Thus begun, they soon ceased to re
gard each other as strangers, and every
conversation deepened their affection
and familiarity. The little porch was a
favorite seat for all, and this, when
darkness compelled them to abandon the
evening game of croquet, was the ac
customed resort of the three inseparable
couples. Sitting here one evening, the
dew began to fall, and Miss Iloviard re
moved her chair from its close proxim
ity to Mr. Armstrong, and placed it
just inside the door. To explain her
conduct, she tore a fragment of paper
from a letter, and wrote :
'Brother, I love to sit by you, hut I
am afraid I shall take cold.'
This' little note he kept, aud this little
note is not the only one that he kept as
a memento of that memorable summer.
The modern system of supplying
houses with water from a public reser
voir had not yet been introduced at
Dalton, and so every house derived its
necessary supply from wells. Many
old oaken' and 'iron-bound buckets'
were still performing their unwearying
task. Passing by the college well one
evening, Miss Howard asked :
'Is there any water drawn, Mr. Arm
'Mr. Armstrong! AVlio is he?'
'Why, you, of course.'
'Did your brother allow you to call
him Mr. Howard ?'
'Would you like some, Edith ?'
'If you please.'
No event, however trifling, fails ot
exerting some influence, and this did
Mr. Armstrong had gone with the
other gentlemen to the post-office. On
returning, the latter went immediately
to their rooms; but he, having a letter
for Miss Howard, sought her. She was
sittingunder a tree, with downcast eyes,
so silent and still, and yet looking so
beautiful,"that, for a while, he could uot
approach her. He stepped up to her,
took both of her hands in his, and
'Sister, dear, I am going to make' you
happy. I have a letter for you.'
She looked up. She had been weep
ing, and the bright tears still glistened
in her eyes.
In a manly, but sympathetic, manner
he asked :
'What is it Edith?
'Oh ! it's all over now. 'Twas only a
passing thought. Let me see the letter,
He gave her the letter, sat down be
side her, and intently watched her now
brightening countenance. She folded
up the letter, put it away, and in a con
fiding manner, said :
'You are a good brother to bring me
such a good letter. It is from my sister
in St. Paul. I have been stopping with
her, you know, for the last three years,
and she wants me to return and remain
with her again, until at least, I am en
'I am glad, Edic, if I have made you
happy; but tell you. But this sorrow
no human sympathy can alleviate or ex
She knew of a friend whose love was
greater than a brother's, whose sym
pathy-was as much purer than man's
as the divine is purer than the human
Of Him she thought,and,as she thought,
she felt His spirit breathed over the tu
multuous waves that raged within her
breast, and the calm and peace, which
only a consciousness of Jus presence
can give, where there. Willi a radiant
face, she looked up; with eager joy ,sho
thanks him for his proffered aid. Ho
did not press Ids question, but she did
fail to appreciate tho motives which in
duced him to ask her confidence. From
that moment she loved him, hut uot as
x sister loves a brother.
Croquet, and walks, ami rides, and
pleasant talks hastened the flight of tho
swiftly-passing summer days. Tho first
of September came, bringing with it a
number of discontented collegians for
who was ever glad to commence a year's
campaign against Butler, nnalytlcs,and
ii host of other philosophical, mathe
matical, or scientific enemies, the mem
ories of home, of friends, and of those
dearer than frieds still fresli and unre
strained ? The ladles nui9t leave,though,
no doubtjtho students themselves would
have rejoiced In their prolonged so1
joum. Allie Joy, to the regret of Mr,
Clinton, and Miss Taylor, to Mr. Gre
gory's great sorrow, returned to their
respective homes. Edith must still con
tinue under the care of her chosen phy
sician. While riding one evening after
tea, she.declared her plans to Mr. Arm
'Don't you think, Fred, every one
was placed in the world for some spe
'Certainly, T do.'
' I am not accomplishing anythin:
'Yes, you arc,Edie, if you will al
low me to contradict. . It is your pres
ent business to get well, and I think, if
you are faithful to your good doctor's
directions, this object will soon be ob
'Well, what shall I do when I am en
tirely; restored ?'
'Be faithful to the position in which
you find yourself. If you have A home,
make it happy"; If you arejUistfangers
it would not be living m vain to make
them happy also.'
'But I have an influence.'
'A very, very great influence, Edith,
'And I must use it. Wherever I have
come in contact with children, I have
won their love, and have been success
ful in the management of them. Your
affection for me may lead you to ob
ject to the plan I am about to propose,
but you will respect me more if I carry
it out, and your good sense will second
'That remains to bo seen. Tell me
quickly. I have no curiosity gentle
men never have, you know hut I am
eager to hear.'
'I have engaged myself as teacher in
the Orphans' Institute, which we have
passed so often in our rides. I will have
fortyschoiars, boys and girls, all small.
I can give them almost their first posi
tive impressions of truth. I can still
be under Doctor Watson's care, and I
will be living for a purpose.'
'And you never told me of all this ?'
'Would it not have been as I stated ?'
'But, Edith,who ever heard of an in
valid teaching? Why, I can think of
nothing requiring more physical
strength,of nothing so destructive of
'Doctor Watson has promised to watch
very closely, and, as soon as he per
ceives any signs of increased illness, to
warn me. I know experimentally of
the difficulties you. mention. My sister
will oppose me, but I shall try it at any
rate. Don't discourage me, please. I
need ,all the encouragement you can
'You are noble, Edith. May God
prosper you I'
'Thank you ! You'll come and see me
'With pleasure, if you'll let me. In
the meantime, you must write, as any
good sister would do.'
'I leave to-morrow, and will send you
a note as soon as I get settled.'
The morrow came; the parting came,
She passed to her work, and he to his;
but many a time during that season, the
type of all things earthly, they wander
ed together through the beautiful
groves in the neighborhood of the in
stitute. Many a time they admired to
gether the changing, dying, fallen leaves
of the forest, andjnthe deepening twi
light watched the glowing sunset, bril
liant at first, but passing, changing into
the cold gray and darkness of night.
Edith was older than Fred, and she saw
the steady expansion of his intellectual
power, and?the constant development of
liis innate manliness. With a woman's
intuition, she perceived the auspicious
rays, the heralds of a bright future.
Were she a man, with a man's privileges,
there is no doubt that the great con
ceptions that made the sympathetic pul
sations of her heart almost painful
would have found expression to the
good of mankind.
Another summer came, but each
passed this vacation at home. They
frequently corresponded; Mr. Arm
strong always recognizing the relation
assumed at the commencement of their
acquaintance, Edith seemed to have for
gotten it. This was a cause of much
anxiety to Fred, and he sincerely hoped
his suspicion was incorrect. In the fall
both returned to Dalton. At the first
opportunity, Mr. Armstrong found his
way to the institute, and early enough
to see the closing exercises of Edith's
school. They pleased him. The per
fect system, manifest throughout; the
visible love and respect of the scholars
for their teachers; the simple hymn,
sung by forty childish voices; and
above all, their sincere devotion and
earnest countenances, as Edith repeated
child's prayer, told that her influence
was, indeed, very, very great. Imme
diately- after the dismissal of the chil
dren, they started on their usual walk,
and, of course, both had much to tell of
their summer's experience. The shad
ows of night were extending when the
brother and sister returned. After an
interval of silence, with a trembling
heart, but in tones of assured joyful-
ness, Fred said :
Edith, is a declaration of love equiv
alent to an engagement?' t
Her cheek flushed slightly, and her
bright eyes brightened, as she replied :
'State the circumstances of the case,
and I can better give you an opinion.'
Well, I am telling you as a brother.
It is a very great confidence. I cannot
remember when I did not love Annie
but I never declared it, until a
short time ago, when I wrote a letter
expressing my feelings, and very bold
ly asking her if she loved me. Her re
ply contained the happy affirmative.
Thus the matter stands.'
The Hush faded, the brightness died
out. Externally that was all; but the
light that had arisen in her heart, more
ilian a year before, anil had been stead
ily increasing in power, was suddenly
withdrawn, and, for a second time, all
was dark within. There was no tu
mult now, but despair, too deep for any
exprcssIon,lIlled her disappointed heart.
Calmly she said :
I congratulate you brother, iou
must tell me all about her. I hope she's
Am I worthy ?' you should say. I will
show jou her photo the next time I
come out, and you shall then see her
beautiful character in her beautitul
face. I lovo her, Edith, but better only
th.in von. Ono thliur troubles me. She
is impulsivo and demonstrative in her
affection towards her lady friends, but
thero is little of it in her letters to me.
I suppose I must attributo it to natural
reserve, which personal intercourse will
ltemember, Fred, that I have always
freely expressed my love, much more
than I ought to have done. Do not look
for it from your Annie until, at least.
there is greater intimacy.'
At parting, she withdrew a little
when Mr. Armstrong attempted to give
the good-by kiss, saying:
'No, Fred, she would not like it.'
'Edith, you must he her sister, too.
claim the privilege as a brother. You
'Oh', the loneliness of her little cot
tage that night! The clouds gathered
thick-without, and were heaped up thick
within. The rain without might beat
against the pane, and the winds might
fiercely blow, but together, they could
not "make the dreariness of her room
more desolate. The struggle was long.
The furnace through which she passed
was heated sevenfold, but shecame forth
He called soon again,this tiiie wlth.thc.
picture ana letters, ine latter she read
kwith much interest; tho photograph
she gazed at long and earnestly, and
she liked it.
'When will it take place? ShaVtl
be present?' she playfully asked.
'Yes, on condition that you return the
'Then, Fred, I shall never sec you
married.. I have formed another plan,
and told you nothing about it. I have
tendered my services to the Board of
Foreign Missions; they have been ac
cepted. m Before I couTd see you again, I
shall,perhaps,.be on the ocean. This,
Fred, is our last meeting on earth. Shall
we meet above ?'
He could say nothing. His emotion
was'too great. He regarded her almost
with awe. Her words afterwards spo
ken, though full of awe, yet were mark
ed with such genuine unselfishness, with
such noble resolve and devotion to the
Master, who now held all her heart,
that she seemed more than human. That
last parting! Few, indeed, have been
sadder. One last kiss, one last pressure.
aud they separated, to traverse their
now diverging paths.
Long did Edith sit by the open door,
heeding not the deepening darkness
and the increasing cold. Twice, now,
had her loving nature, when a congeni
al soul seemed attached to her own,
been plurlged into an abyss of disap
pointment and sorrow, from which she
was rescued only alter much weeping,
many vigils, ana agonizing prayers,
Twice had she loved, and twice was her
love rejected. But the good God had a
work, and this was means of prepara
tion. Her love was meant for Himself,
and He must have it. Two sorrows
were needed. Two great trials of the
Good Man's sympathy, and of His con
scious loving presence, were needed, be
fore she could give Him all. None less
than He was worthy of her. Patiently
His work she labors, waiting until
that day, the pay-day of her trust,
when He shall take her to Himself. The
Lord lovcth whom He chasteneth.
Not a little of her noble spirit she left
with Fred. He is happy now. With
his wife he reads the letter of Edith,
written in her foreign home, and little
Edith listens with wide-open eyes, her
infantile admiration not less than that of
her parents. When they meet again
hereafter, it will be as brother and sis
Why Women are Weak.
When we consider what an intricate
system of defiance to all known physi
ological laws a woman's aress lias De-
come; the tender age at which this de
fiance begins, aud the relentless pres
sure of it upon the formative and the
recuperative energies of the constitu
tion ; the murderous thinness and scan
tiness of her underdrcss; the effect Of
absence of flannels, and the custom
baring the neck and arms, upon the
sensitive tissues of the lungs and heart;
check to all even circulation of the
blood and healthy condition of the skin
inflicted by the imperfect and compress
ed covering of her feet and hands;
unhealthy heat of the head, conse
quent on the mauuer in which eusrtm
requires her to collect her hair into a
wad of padding at the base of the brain ;
clasp of a rack of steel and whale
bone about all the vital organs of the
body; the straight-jacket snap with
which the seams of her dress meet
about her shoulders, arms and chest;
result inevitable upon making the
hips the pivot upon which her heavy
clothing is hung, and the fulcrum upon
which all the motion of her body must
swing in walking if, indeed we apply
that term to the infantine toddle with
which women arc driven to get about
world; above all, the unreasonable
and cruel custom which compels her to
drop heavy skirts about her lower limbs
and feet, thus endangering her life on
occasions, her health on any but a
Slimmer day and her self-rliianee
forever; when we consider the extent
which the common occupations of a
woman deprive her of the open air, of
exercise, or change ot scene, ot ac
quaintance with the world; of the ex
tent to which they are adapted to pro
duce all the varieties of sedentary dis
ease; when wo consider the unlimited
influence of the mind upon the body,of
happiness upon health, and the brood
ing morbidness and acute suffering
which the lives of women so largely in
ducejin them shall we find it a matter
surprise that women as a race are
diseased and feeble, and are bestowing
upon tho world a future legacy of dis
eased and feeble children? Shall we
wrap this ruined creature away in a
shawl to die, and say, with sorrowful
assurance: Behold woman 'as God
Woman'as God made her! As man
and the devil aud her own cowardice
have made her! God never made such
women as are cradling the next genera
tion in this land to-day. Side by side
with 'female illiteracy,' female feeble
ness is running a race among us. Neg
lected brains and tortured ImhUcs are
working their own way upon our actu
and possible mother-. Thoughtful
physicians aro perplexed and alarmed.
Wc aro a beautiful, useful and elevated
order of animals; the world lias douo
tho right thing by us; it has stalled and
fed us; it has petted and praised us;
who can complain ?
Bob, is your sister at home?' Yes;
but she won't see you to-night.' 'Why?'
'Because she said she was coins to have
one moro mess of onions, if sho never
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Guatemala is to have a railroad.
Burlington.Ta., is soon to have a street
Moscow, of fiery memory, U to have
an industrial exposition next spring.
Agricultur iz the muther ot farm
produce; she iz also the step-mother of
Jinks says tiiat wedding-rings ought
to be rcchristcned suffer-rings. He has.
been married 5 years.
'Clara,' asked Tom, 'what animal
dropped from the clouds? 'The rain,
dear,' (Reindeer) was the reply. '
Avast there, skipper!' exclaims Hor
ace Greeley in a recent article. A vul
gar writer would have .said," 'Cheese
Au Atbol-milk-boy accounted for the
thiiiuesaMof tlitT'uIlll'irer peddled "the
other morning, 'because the cow sweat
Henry Ward Beecher thinks it a
great privilege for clergymen to have
opportunity durirg the Summer to wear
.V toper sneered at a young man for
wearing spectacles,when the latter said :
'It is better to wear glasses over the
nose as I do than hold them under the
nose as you do!'
A boy of eight years old having been
told that a reptile is an animal that
creeps, and bcing'asked to name one on
examination day, promptly answered
'Name tho longest day in the year,
said a teacher to a young hopeful of
5 summers? 'Sunday!' responded the
What is the difference between a fool
and a lookink-glass? Onespeaks with
out reflecting, and the other reflects
A clergyman named Fiddle 'respect
fully declines' the degree D. D., be
cause, as he said, he really did not wish
to be known as the Kev. Fiddle D. D.
'Frank,' said a' fond mother to her son,
'yon are into that jam again.' 'No,' re
plied the pet 'yoii are wrong, ma; the
jam is into me.'
Leaves. A traveller reports that he
has seen plants in South America with
leaves M feet long. That leaves all
other foliage in the shade.
An Eastern exchange says the Rus
sian hymn needs only the letter e to
make it perfect, viz : hymen. In view
of the number of Alexis's female ad
mirers, no iloubt the change could be
made with e's.
n impetuous and romantic lover
said to his sweetheart. 'I am the oak
and you are the vine. I draw you to
me with the cords of love.' 'Not so,'
replied the blushing fair one; 'if I'm
the vine, I prefer the ordinary twine.'
X negro boy of eight has a picture
primer to teach him his letters. One of
the pictures is that of a bull chasing a
boy, which the little darkey watches
from day to day, gleefully exclaiming:
lie hasn't cotch'd him yet.'
A. precocious boy in a public school
out West, who stands high in geogra
phy, was rccentlv asked by his teacher
where Africa was located. He promptly
answered: 'All over the United
The world is a looking-glass, and
gives back to every man the reflection
of his own face. Frown at it, and it
will in turn look sourly upon you:
laugh at it and with it, and it is a jolly,
The Detroi t Free Press says :
A fellow with a bag full of melted
glass, pieces of brick, bits of crockery
and scraps of iron,was here lately, cry
ing for sale. 'Chi-cago rel-ics!' on the
Quilp and his wife had a bit of con
tention the other day. 'I own that you
have more brilliancy than I,' said the
woman, 'but I have the better judge
ment, 'Yes,' said Quilp, 'your choice in
marrying shows that!' Quilp was in
formed that he was a brute.
What is the difference between an
auction and sea-sickness? One is the
sale of effects, the other the effects of a
sail. And why do physicians have a
greater horror of the sea than anybody
else ? Because they are more liable to
When Albert Barnes sent his father a
handsomely bound copy of his com
mentaries, the old gentleman's only re
mark was : 'Albert w as a good boy to
V bar of iron worth $5 worked into
horseshoes is worth $10 50; made into
needles it is wortli $o55; made into pen
knife hades it is worth $3,2$!; made in
to balance springs ot watches is worth
A knowing traveller out West, who
had chartered half a bed at a crowded
hotel, aud was determined to have the
best half, buckled a spur on his heel
before turning in. His unfortunate
leeping partner bore the iiliction as
long as lie could,and at last roared out,
Say, stranger, if yrm're a gentleman,
on ought to cut your toe nails.'
It is almost better for a sick person to
lie without a nurse at all, than to have a
fussy lidgity one in the room, who gives
the poor invalid the feeling of living in
the midst of a small whirlwind. That
it proceeds from the nervousness and
anxietv of affection is no comfort, anil
indeed is often only an aggravatlon.for
the fresh worry that the poor nurse is
sure to throw herself into, is a check
upon the expression of uneasiness or
ulditional illncss,whie!i is often a reuei.
Real affection, uuitcd with common
use, will produce the steady, calm de
meanor which is such a rest and com
fort to those who have to struggle with
the nervousness and irritability inci
dental to severe illness. Want of pres-
nee of miud in a sick-room Is product
ive of worse evils than mere distress to
the invalid. The fussy, easily agitated
nurse will be quite overwhelmed by tho
sight ofga fainting fit, or the bursting
afresh of a vein after bleeding; sho will
forget tho simplest remedies, or be too
nervous and too faint to apply them
properly; she is always In danger of
mistaking medicines, ami sometimes
gives a lotion internally, and carefully
rubs on a tonic or a soothing draught-
It is no exaggeration to say that far
more suffering, even loss of life, has
been caused by want of composure and
presence of mind in a sick-room, than
by negligence, whether wilful or undesigned.