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Serlf. - - - -Auditor,
- William Hied.
TnUttAfi A BUOS.
J aiie S. McCoys.
JusrpH II. Newtox.
. W C MCKOWELL.,
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Railway Time Tables.
Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
Express. ivav treijrnt
TLeave Mount Vernon,
" Jslark Creek,
631 A. M.
FrnlericLsburir. 531 "
158 r. JL
" Apple Creek, 61 "
Orrvillc, 70 "
" JJarsnallrille, 7:14 "
Clinton, "31 "
" Akron, S.-03 "
" Hudson. 835 "
Arr. at Cleveland, lOUO "
" Hudson, 830 A. II.
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" Clinton. 1SJJ0 M.
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' FredericksU'rg, 2:40 "
- llohnesville, 33 "
" Millersbnrg, 323 "
45 T. 11.
" lilacfc Creek, 43S
Gann. 5.-2S '
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G. A. JOSES, Superintendent.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
TRAINS GOING WEST.
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Itochestcr 2J0 10.23 8J5 " 3JJ8
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Mansflcld, 8JO " 5JJ9 " 4.22 " J6 "
cretline dIJ tl iM B.101.V. 10.(6 "
Forest, 1UJD " 7.55 " 7JS - 11.S8 -Lima,
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riymodtb, 4.45 2Ji5i.ll. 25r.v. 5.05 "
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crcstune l d ti jgA.a. 530 4.40 " 8.25 "
Mansfield, 12.05 p SI 7.21 " 5.10" 835"
OrrviUe, 2.13 " 9.S0 " 7.11 " 1I.0G "
Alliance, 4.20 " 110 " 9.00 " 1.10P.K.
Rochester, B37 " 1.12A.1I. JUM-" !U3 "
Pittsburgh, 8.10" S20" 12.23P.lt. 4.43"
No.l, Daily except Monday; Nos.5,7, 8, 2,
and 4 Daily except Sunday; Nos. 3 and 6.
F. R. MYERS, Gen, Ticket Agent.
C., R. I & P. Railway.
Goina Wt&U Goina Eakt.
Stations. racEx.ExIalL, AtLEx.Ex.Mail
So. 1. so. 3. Jo.l .vo. 4.
Chicago, 10,00am 10,00pm. 4JSpm 7,00am
Englenood. 10,33 100 3,45 6,30
Joliet, 12,00 m 1135 2,27 5,03
La Salle, 2,18pm 2,22am. 12.18 2,33
llurcuu, 3.2UJ 3,20 ll,30aml 1,00
CIJ.Jtt.Cross.4.U9 m 10.-1 1230
Koct Island, 6,43 630 8,00 10,30pm
Davenport, 7,23r 7,25J 7,45 10,15f
Wilton, 8,40 8,40 6,15 8,40
West Libertv.9,16 9,20 5,32 8,00
lowaCitr, .10.00 10,05 432 70
Des Moines, 3.15am 4,10pm llSpm 1,401
Avoca. 8.ojj 9,u3r 7,oot 8.05a"
JonneilB!ufis'J3U 10,43 5,00 6,00
Mo.Uiver,arJ0,00 11,00 dep.4.43 530
Nos. 1 and 4 daily except Sunday; Nos. 2 and
3 daily except batunlay.
llreakrat. 1 Dinner, f Sapper.
Distance ViS miles. Trains are run by Chi
Connects at Council Bluffs and Omabawith
Missouri Hivcr steamers for Bcuton and all
Ur -Missouri ItiverTrading rosts and Un
ion Pacific Uailroad.
M. E. CHURCH,
G. A. HUGHES, PASTOE, SERVICE EVEItr
habliath at 19j o'clock, A. M., and 7 o'clock,
P. M Prayer Meeting Thursday evening.
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVEKY OTHEU SABBATH, AT
IQil o'clock A. M. by liev. M. P. Fogelsong,
U. P. CHURCH,
KEV. W. M. GIBSON, PASTOR. HOURS FOR
Service at 11 ; o'clock, A. x. Sabbath school
at wm o'clock, a.k. Prayer meetingThurs-
day evenings ut7,V oclocl
service at 11 o'clock. Sabbath school
12 o'clock. Evening service 6i o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday e cning at
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVICES EVERY SABBATH AT 10 O'
clock, a. V. Suuday School at 9. J. D. Nun
Dns. rOMEREXE & WISE,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. SilLLERS
barff,Ohio. Office Hours Wednesdays,
from 1 to 5 o'cloct P. mm and on Saturdays
from 9 o'clock X. M. to 3 o'clock r. Si. 3 ltf
J. GUTIUUE, M. D.
TJIYSICIAX AM) SURGEOX. Office in first
building north of Po&t-office,Wooster, Wayne
County, Ohio. Office hours, Wednesdays and
Saturdays, rroni9tol2 a. iiM and from 2 to 4
p. v. All accounts considered due as soon
as services rendered.
W. C. STOUT, M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARNES, M. D- ECLEC
tlc Physician and Surgeon, Oxford, Holmes
County, Ohio. Special attention given to
Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
free. Office hours from 9 A. AL to 3 1 il on
Tuesdays and Saturdays. 39m3
P. P. POMEUEXE,
rilYSICIAX AXD SURGEON. BERLIN.
M. ROSS, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, SIILLERS
burg, Ohio. Office First door West of Cor
ner lojmerly occupied by Mulvane. Resi
dence, second door south of T. B. Rain"1
corner. Office days, Wednesday and Satiir
da v afternoons. 1 tf
Dtt. S. AVILSOX,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. OFFICE AND
Residence, West Liberty Street, Woosfcer, O.
Ail accounts consiacreu uue as soon as servi
ces are rendered. 3t9
J. G. IS I Gil Ail, AT. D.,
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON, MILLERSBURG,
Ohio. Office and Residence, at South part of
DR. JOIIX LEHMAN,
Cerman lbysician. Treats Cbrouic Diseases,
esneciallr Female Comtilalnts. witb irreat
success. Office on East Liberty street, oos-
T. L. PIERCE,
PRACTICAL 4 OPERATIVE DENTIST, UP
StHln oniKi-ite tbe Itook Store All work ex
ecuted in tbe best manner, and warranted
to gire satistaction. Itl
VT. B. POMEROY,
MECHANICAL OPERATIVE DENTIST.
Millersburg, Ohio. Office Two doors West
oi lominercial iilocK. i
DAVID F. EWIXG,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office doors eat of
the -N atlonal liant. Xitr
G. VT. EVERETT,
II. D. McDOiVELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MII.LERSBUUO.O
Olfico Second floor in McDonelPs buildini;
west of tbe Court House. ltf
JOHN W. VORIIES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSRURG, O.
uiuceovcrLiic itoo aiorc. itr
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. Ollice above Long, ltrown
ua-s ushk. iu
J. y. KOBINSON,
ATTORXEV AN'Il COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
MILLERbBURO, O. office over Maver's
store, opposite tbe Court House. &tf
L. It. IIOAGLAND,
ATTORXEV AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
MILLERSBURG, O. 2Ctf
J. Political anil Family Journal, Devoted to tlie Interests of Holmes County, and Local and General Intelliijence.
Serioti, Vol. XXIX.
MlLLERSBURG, HoLifES COUNT?, 0., THURSDAY, 8oV. 21, 1872.
Vol. Ill, m. U.
ORRVILI.E. O. NORTH OF It. li. DEPOT
Alvin l.arcrult, prop'r. iTalu. jroin nonn
hi lhj morning .top thirty uiuiulc for
breakfast. The llurd House is fitted up
iu first cla. st)le, ana is one ol llie iki
hjucs on the J. K. W ACR. lt. X'ountry
people will find it u their interest tu stop at
A. J. HAMI'SON. Proprietor. Passengers
convei ed to and from tne cars, ireeui cuarge.
ry-General stage Office.
WEST END MAIN STREET. MII-LEKS-
barg. Ohio, JusEra uctlxk, rropneior.
This House is iu good order; and its guests
will be well care. 1 for. J"
riTT:T- ciTlfVVVnit p.n b fountl at hi:
address, fchrtTe, Wayne Co O.
yjl EJT YPU.WAST AM X' J . ,
Or anything that is kept in a
First-Class. Drug Store I
THEY HAVE THE
Very Best of Everything in
J. & G. -ADAMS,,
Do a Coneral Banking, Discount and
MACK COLLECTIONS AND SELL BEV-
OFFICE IS T. B. BJULFPS CORNER,
A NEW SUIT
"Where did you get it ?" -
"At Xex Bird's.'? '
"How much did ifcost?"f
"Oh, no ! only Twelve Dollars."
"That is. Cheap."
"He sells everything cheap.
He has a Big Stock' and more
ling. He says he can't be
be undersold by any one. He
keeps store Opposite Commer
cial Block, Millersburg, O.
Lamjs, Lais, Lamps.
tThe'vervbcst and all styles, constantly on
CHURCH LAMPS, STORES, SHOPS.
HALLS, &C, &C,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
The Tery best
A. S. L0WTHER,
FASfflONABLE TAILOR !
Jackson St, Millersburg, O
Above MaxutlVi Clothing Store.
A LL work entrusted in his hands, will be
XA. made up in the latest style, moss uuraiui
ruction In every case, (iive him n trial.
We are also Hsrent for the Howe Scwine Ma
cbine, and Leon on hand Needles, Fixtures and
minings; uil by the liottle or cross.
For Good FLAVORING EX
OO TO THE
TTAVJNG PURCHASED THE GROCERY
I J und Provision More of C F.- Leelv. Main
street, and having refitted tbe rooms in good
stvle. antl added larmlvto the stock, and a
now propared to turuisb all who mar favor
mm wuu tneir patronage Muueverjiningiu
nu iineoi iratie, sucu as
All of vchlch will be sold at the
Lowest Market Price
He aUo Leepi the very best brands of
Wines and Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
not by tbe drinlc
Give him a call when you want anything in
nts line. . .
At the old WIerzer Corner."
Millersbnrg. On Aug. 1, 1871. 50tf
Has purchased the Millersburg Mills and I
now in readiness to accommodate all wnomay
lavor uim wicn
The Mill is one of the verr best, and no ef
fort will be spared to please customers.
FLOUR, FEED, &C
Kept constantly on hand. Highest market
price paw lor
All Kinds of Grain.
Millersburg Lime Kiln !
1 MILE EAST OP TOWN,
ON THE MAXWELL FARM.
THE undersigned would respectfully an
nounce to the nublic that tber have con
stantly on hand, at their kiln,a superior qual
And are prepared to fill all orders promptly.
lias HECKER & BURNET.
ItOBEBT C MAZVriLL
John T. Maxwell.
R.C.& J. T.MAXWELL,
MAIN TREEl ,
MlAlorsburst " Oblo.
Tlie First National Bank
ROBERT LONG, President.
B. C. BROWN. Cashier.
W. M. CIBSON, Ass't. Cashier.
ROBXXT LONG, W. -U. GlBSOS,
B. U. Browk. Locis Mayibs,
J. Chebryholues, John E. Koch, Jr.,
UK. J OXL rOHB.
Discounts Notes, Receives Depos-
ites, and Transacts a General
I vaiiIiI resnectfullr announce that !
constantly on hand a good supply of
FresJi Groceries and JPro
at low figures. ' FRESH MEATS of all klnd
can be had dally. East Room, C'H ten fluid's
Uul cingt opposite the Court houac.
WM. H. GAUD
Karserj Stock ! Fruit and Flower Flites
Address F. K. PHCENIX,
Bloomington Kursery, 111.
K) Acres; 21st year; 13 Green ho ut.es. Apple
l.OXJ 1 yr-ao: yr., to.; 3yr.,tl0; 4y,50;
1 uaiftiogueb lai ccius
'jry ft r flmtlbnaf Afr"teurtriktV
jnurtlKl.. Reiiinlsa kVrr
monliii on trial I'l ctfl 15 monthi uul beat!
Book. SI. Illblr Bauner, (also IllutA
trdted,) Bnie terms, uet AXitfrazlne. St
ban.! rhtnmn nt Tlallan TIK. A IliVA sssfl
Pre. Airrnts WuteI. Write now for Vr
dimple' to U. A. 5.1 NU, UMutnr St..M.r York,
PfEVV GOODS, -NEW
S. Tidball & Son,
Are now ODeninir one of the I arrest and
finest stock of goods ever before shown in
Their stock sonsists of STAPLE FANCY
DRY GOODS, JJOTIOXS,
Boots & Shoes,
all of which will be sold low, for CASH or
PRODUCE. Don't fail to call and see our
goods and prices before purchasing.
100,000 Its. of Wool
delivered at our f tore in HhOOMFIELD. O
tor wnicu tne mgnet pi ice in casn win ue paiu.
S. TIDBALL & SON.
CLARKS P. O, June 6, 1872. tf
J. P. LABIMER,
TTAVIXG removed ray store to one door west
of X. P. McCormfck's store. I intend to
erp a first-class Flour, Feed and Provision
I have purchased a stock of
Such as Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Syrup, Carbon Oil,
Kentucky Hominy, Peas, Currants, Or
anges, Lemon, lUUins, Figs,
extract, Spices. Starch
Also, Marvin's celebrated SUGAR, LEM02I
Cigars, of the best vianujacture.
Tobacco, all kinds, at wholesale
All (roods sold at small oroflts and delivered
toauy part of the town.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOB
Corn, Potatoes, Hea ns anil ounlry
Produce, Furs & Sheep Pelts.
Head This !
THE OLD RELIABLE
SHIRES, SNYDER & KORNS
WOULD respectfully inform the citizens of
Holmes and adfoiuinitr counties, that
they are prepared to do all kinds of work of the
,alGst Aprt Styles!
On short notice, and at prices to suit custom
er!. We use none but the very best material,
and no not hesitate to warrant every job that
goes out of the shop.
SHIRES, SNYDER & KORNS.
IF YOUW ANT THE
Best TftresMnE Macie!
NOW IN USE, '
Call on THORNTON BOLINC,
Agent Tor the
Aultman & Taylor Machines,
Or Mansfield, O. Sitf
6. F. HETTINGER,
Over Voorhes & Ilmlxon's Stovo and Tinatore,
juuin oi reel, ju liiciaUtirg, U.
All work entrusted to him will receive prompt
uitvuiiuu nun nui uc mauB up IU lliu
Latent StyJe I
And in the best and nio-t duralde manner,
Warranted to kIvo cnliru kutilactiuii.
CIVE HIM A
A New American Watch,
"F Iho Waltham make, for sale cbenp, nt
w UUUN STOKE.
Oh! don'ttyou, remember bnr grandfather's
Wlienniiir ciiiiaft and e "went to play.
How we el i in bod on the beams and the scaffold
OrtiiniT.ltfHl at irillon tilfthav:
Howwesat In a tow on the bundles of straw.
And riddles and witch-stories told;
And the sunshine came in through the cracks
in the south.
And turned all the dust into gold!
How we played hide-and-seek in each cranny
WhpnwH child could le stowed:
When we made us acoan of hogsheads of rye.
Ami on it to "liosion- we rouer
And then we kept store, and sold barley and
And corn, br the bushel or bin?
And straw, for our sisters to braid into hats
And flax for our mothers to tpin.
Tien we played we were biddies, and cackled
Till irrftn.lmntti.M-. in Hatc came to see
If the weasel' were killing the old speckled
hen. M .
Or whatever the matter micht be.
How she patted our heads when she saw her
And called us her sweet chicken dears.
While a tear dimmed her eye as the picture re-
The scenes of her own vanished years.
How we teetered and strong, and played meet-
) anuaciiooi, , .
And ImllAtr. uml MiliUer? and bear?
While up on the rafters" the swallows kept
Or sailed thronzh the soft summer air!
How we longed to eep into their enrious nest,
Tttitthev were too faroverbead:
So we wished we were giants, or winged like
And then we'd do wonders, we said.
And don't yon remember the racket we made
When tellinc atanctfon.the hav?
And how we wound upwitha keel-overleap
I rom the scaffold down into tbe hav?
When we went Into supper, our grandfather
If he hut not once been a bo v.
lie should have thought that tbe Hessians
were sacking tbe town.
Or an earthquake had eume to destroy.
How the years have gone on, since in grand-
mm it's uarn
To ular with our cousins we met:
Our eyes have grown dim, and our locks have
The irolden. the brown, and the let:
Yet still in my heart there's an ever green
Where childhood's swpet memories .tar?
And no muic, tome, has a charm that can
Like the voices of children at play
[From the Interior.
An Incident of the Chicago
BY ELIZABETH HILLOCK.
On 3Ion Jay, the 9th of October that
terrible Monday that burned Itself Into
so many memories in the gray dawn
of the morning, a little group of ladles,
gentlemen and children, apparently
friends and acquaintances, stood to
gether in the waiting-room of the
North Side street railway station. It
was a strange scene they looked out up
on ; the very elements seemed on fire
above and around them. They had fled
empty-handed from their homes, yield
ing up everything, to the pitiless fire
and no less pitiless band of desperadoes
that followed close upon it, and now
stood, speechless, tearless, stunned, ga
zing through the arched doorway upon
a display, frightful in its magnificence,
painful and bewildering in its wild
grandeur. A strange, motley multi
tude pressed the street before" them;
each individual of it silent, as if sud
denly struck dumb. Friends looked nt
each.other, but no sign of recognition
or word of greeting passed between
them. Women, with pale faces, gazed
uto faces wan and pale as their own ;
each catching in the countenance of her
neighbor a reflection of the terror
stamped upon her own features. Chil
dren, witii upturned faces and a strange
awe in their young- eyes, searched the
blazing skies, as If expecting now the
realization of that Sabbath school les
son, which, In its singular majesty and
grandeur, impresses itself upon the
childish mind as no other lesson ever
as done, or ever can do. "In that day
they shall see the Sou o Man coining
n tbe clouds of heaven, with power and
rcat glory." Xo cry, not an excla
mation of fright, no word of question
or complaint came from any of the pale
lips of the great homeless multitude,
pressing on toward the noithern limits
of the blazing city. The little group in
tlie waiting-room stood, as if spell
bound, looking out upon the moving
stream of life, watching, but hardly
noting, the weird play of the red fire
light, upon the terrified features, and,,
iu many instances, outre garb of the
silent procession filing past them. A
light hand fell upon the arm of one of
the ladies composing tlie group, and a'
voice, pathetic in its weariness, begged
the privilege of resting iu the room.
The strangeness of the' request, at such
time, toheii no one owned anything,
and everything belonged to everybody,
drew all eyes of the little company up
on the timid petitioner. A lady she
was, without doubt, a shrinking, deli
cate looking girl or woman rather
alone, and evidently exhausted. The
lady whom she addressed pointed si
lently to the sofa at the back of the
room, but then catching a glimpse of
the pleading, frightened eyes looking
wistfully from one face to another, she
disengaged her arm from that of her
husband, and accompanied the stranger
to the couch. A moment she stood be
fore the reclining form, noting tlie ex
treme delicacy and retineinent of the
features, the sweep of the long eye
lashes up the slightly pinked cheek?,
the shapeliness of the small, neatly
gloved hand, and tile lady-like simpli
fy of the dress. A long-drawn sigh
that spoke a heart full of pity for the
lonely' wanderer, moved her lip, and
she joined her friends in the.door-way
The hungry fire sped on Itsjvay, lap
ping up with red tongues tne ciioice
homes of tlie wealthy, and the no less
dear, but homely hearths of tlie lowly.
It was strange, the frequency with
which the eyes of the little group at the
door withdrew from the terrible fascin
ation of the red conflagration without,
and rested upon the weary sleeper In
the back part of the room. Who was
she? Her plain alpaca suit and spot
less linen collar mid cutis, although
such as any lady might wear, were
quite within the reach of modern means,
and a certain indescribable something
told the experienced eyes passing over
them that their purchaser had known
the full worth of money; that service-
ableness and durability, ns well as good
taste had been considered in their se
lection. Was she a teacher, an artist, a
saleswoman, a seamstress? Certainly,
from no dear home could this delicate
irl-woman have wandered out alone
into the burning night. The whole of
the great city could hold for her no fa
ther, no mother, no brother, nor yet one
who bore n nearer name. What strange
chance had so separated her from all
companionship, that, among the many
thousands here, not the most common
friend or acquaintance bore her com
pany? Whntn burden of pain, terror,
loneliness mid heartache had rested In
her pitiful eyes as she searched the faces
of'thi little band of friends who were
all to each other in this hour 0 trial
How peacefully she seemed to sleep
now, heedless of the bright glare of the
flapping flames without!
Relentless waves of lire, fanned and
urged on by the mad wind, chased the
flying footsteps of the half-frantic mul
titude crowding street and alley, and
11 eared with appalling rapidity the
waiting-room, in -which little bands o
weary fugitives were now constantly
taking refuge. Our friends in the door
way searched the street, up and down
as far as they could see, for the convey-
ance they hail engaged'to call for them
here, and the quick thanksgiving that
escaped the lips of the gentlemen ns
they described it slowly making its wsy
toward them, gave evidence of their
great anxiety. But now.a sorrow faced
them that through all the terrors of the
night they at least had been spared.- It
became evident that they must separate.
The carriage would hold only those who
were absolutely unable, to walk; the
others must join the crowd.and endeav
or to find a shelter farther on. At this
moment, something perhaps the an
guish of parting and the uncertainty of
meeting again recalled to their minds
tlie isolated stranger on the couch. Mrs.
Thurston, the lady who had bent over
her once before that morning, compas
sionating and wondering at her loneli
ness, stepped hastily back and bent over
her again. What an indescribable look
of rest and peace had come over Her
poor, frightened face! How smooth
now the forehead that had been so drawn
with pain and undefined fear! How
sweet and unbroken the sleep! Sud
denly the lady drew back from the
couchj'and seized tlie inn. of her hus
band who stood at her side. Her eyes
looked wild and scared, and her whiten
ing lips gasped, "I can not see her
breathe! She can not be dead not
Mr. .Thurston bent liastily down over
the unknown, sleeper,aud took her hand.
He, too, drew quickly back, a shade pa
ler than before. The fingers ho touch
ed were cold clay; the lovely face he
looked into, white marble! Ah! how
near to them death had come, and they
had not even heard his tread!
The calmness of a half hour ago had
given place to the wildest confusion.
With faces alive with consternation, our
friends watched the despairing, terror
stricken, maddened crowd surging past
and around them, and hurried their
own preparations for departure. A part
of them were "already seated in the
carriage impatiently waiting the others,
who still stood in the waiting-room con
sidering ways and means for the re
moval of the unknown dead. Express
men were hurrying here and there, but
none of them could be persuaded to
take charge of the lifeles3 body upon
the couch. The gentlemen had ex
hausted upon them all their powers of
eloquence, and stood hopelessly looking
at the immovable, but strangely at
tractive, face of the unconscious sleep
er, llie lire was now close upon them.
Strange voices warned them of the
danger of farther delay, while their
friends in the carriage excitedly urged
upon them the necessity of instant
flight. Mrs. Thurston wrung her hands
In a sort ot despairing frenzy, and com
menced pleading again with an express
man who stood near. The man listen
ed not unkindly, but expostulated:
" She is dead, stone dead, poor thing,
and there are so many living to save."
"Oh!" wept the lady beside herself
witii grief aud terror, "think, think if
it was your sister, your wife!"
The rough listener drew his coarse
coat-sleeve a cross his wet eyes, and in
a broken voice, faltered: "I'll carry
her away, I'll see that she is buried."'
He motioned a companion to his side,
and they tenderly lifted the slight form
and placed it reverently in the back
part of their wagon. Kind hands had
smoothed the bed of straw, and a gen
tleman drqw off his coat aud covered
the beautiful sleeper.
The express-wagon, with its uncon
scious freight passed on ; the swaying
crowd, with all its confusion, tumult
and uproar closed round it, while great
whirls of llame circled in the air, cast-.
Ing a wierd, unearthly .light over tlie
strange funeral procession.
Montlu have passed away, but that
sudden, sorrowful death in the station-
room still follows those who witnessed
it, like a haunting spirit. Among the
many inquiries concerning the missing,
since the great fire, none have seemed
to point to the strange lady who met
Death here single-handed, aud yielded
to him without a struggle. Can it be,
that in the very heart of this stirring
city-life, she stood so utterly alone that
no question has arisen with regard to
her fate? A home and tender friends,
somewhere, sometime, she must have
known. Neglect could never have
molded a face so winning; she could
have been no stranger to the sympathy
which her wistful eyes implored. Per
haps, far out in the green country, be
yond the fret and fever of her every
day life, there is some dear spot she
called home, some place her little sav
ings helped to brighten and ndorn, some
place, with the blue sky above, aud
green trees und gras3 around it, where
she spent her short "vacations" and
drew in the strength and hope, anil faith
necessary to carry her through the
weary labor, the lonely days and nights
that must follow.
Where did the expressman make her
grave? lias any one dear to her found
It out and planted upon it the flowers
she loved? Or is it somewhere on the
wide prairie unmarked and untended?
So long a time lias now elapsed since
slieshut her eyes on the sickening un
certainties of that terrible morning.
that it is hardly reasonable to suppose
the mystery of her lonely death and
unknown burial-place will ever be made
clear iu this life. Hut In the eternity
which we are all approaching in the
hereafter, to which we look for the so
lution' ot so much that is insoluble
"Some angel miy roll from hergravothostonc
It Is stated that the recent suicide of
a young girl In London, who threw her
self from Waterloo Bridge after writing
a note in which she said she was an
American governess who had been dis
charged, without money iu a strange
country, by an American lady, and the
expression of sympathy called out by
the act have given a hint to bogging
impostors, and London Is now overrun
with despairing American governesses
who go from ollice to ollice, seeking pe
[From the DeKalb (Ill.) News.]
BURNING OF A BALLOON.
A Man Entangled in the
Ropes, and Falls 300
Ropes, and Falls 300 Feet--Death Instantly
Mr. Dcnnistou, aeronaut, who adver
tised that Mr. L. Durham .would make
an ascension at this place this after
noon, October '25th, was inflating his
monster balloon "City of New York,"
and had nearly completed the inflating
process, when people on the north part
of the grounds discovered smoke escap
ing from the top of the balloon. It was
scarcely visible, at first, but faster and
more faster emitted the smoke; but
hardly had the defection in the air ship
become apparent before flames were is
suing rrom the very top of the balloon.
Quickly the shout went up, "The bal
loon is on fire !" and, as those near by
began to retreat, the horses were also
driven here and there to escape all dang
er. The dry cambric and its covering
began burning, first slowly, then the
flames spread, and upward and onward
.went the fire, a premonition by this
time overtaking the spectators, every
one present feeling that some dreadful,
if not fatal, calamity would result
Scarcely had the flames burst out, how
ever, before an aperture of two or three
feet was made where the guy-rope hold
ing the unwielding thing crossed.it, and
now the rope burns 08 and away to the
southward shoots the balloon, carrying
with it in its course Mr. Michael Me
Maun, a laborer assisting in the infla
tion. Being near the basket as it start
ed off, he .became entangled, and, hang
ing with one foot in the basket, his
hands holding to the ropes, he thus as
cended for perhaps one hundred feet,
and regained a position in the basket,
which again hung sideways, and in
another moment lie was hanging to the
ropes alone, at a height of probably not
less than three hundred feet. Now his
strength gi vesway, his'presence of mind
deserts him, and, in another minute, the
man is seen falling to the earth an aw
ful, a painful sight, filling with horror
and consternation the fou r or five hund
red spectators on the ground. But the
suspense was only for a moment, as it
were; he, who but a little time before
was in the enjoyment of his faculties,
had descended to the earth, nearly in a
standing position, from three hundred
feet in mid-air, until, when near "terra
firms" he fell backward, striking the
ground with his back with such force as
to produce a concussion heard some dis
tance away, and Mr. McMann, famil
iarly known a3 "Big Mike" was dead
utterly crushed, the blood streaming
from his mouth and nostrils leaving a
wife and several children who depended
upon the father's labor for .1 living.
The balloon alighted but a few rods
outside the Fair Ground, and was soon
consumed, a loss of several hundred
dollars to Mr. Denniston.
General Lafayette's Watch.
The New Orleans Times of October
31st gives the following account of the
watch given by the great Washington
to Lafayette, which was lost for forty
eight years, and discovered in a Louis
ville Juuk Shop.:
It is doubtless within the recollection
of many in this city that in the year
1S24 Gen. Lafayette made a tour of this
country, attended by such an ovation as
offered perhaps the grandest spectacle
of a nation's tribute to a hero the world
has ever seen. During his tour, while
on a visit to some town In the State of
Tennessee, the General was mysterious
ly robbed of his watch, a valued souv
enir, which had been presented to hinij
in 1781; by Gen. George Washington,
to commemorate at once the affection
ate relations which had long existed be
tween them, and hi3 gallant services at
the siege of Yorktown, the crowning
event in the struggle for American in
dependence. Directly upon tho rob
bery becoming known, most strenuous
efforts were made for its recovery, but
despite tlie fact that the Governor of
Tennessee offered a reward of one thous
and dollars for its return, not the slight
est trace of It was thereafter obtained,
and Gen. Lafayette was eventually
ompclleil to return to France, resigned
to the thought that the precious gift of
his dear friend was lost to him forever.
The years passed on, and with their
lapse men's recollection of tlie circum
stances faded away. Lafayette died iu
1834, and for. a space of forty-eighty
years tliestolen watch bore'ad unknown
istory. At the end of thnt time, but a
few days ago, a gentleman residing in
this city, while "visiting Louisville, at
tended an auction sale at a junk shop,
where, strange to relate, he found among
the articles offered a watch which, upon
examination, he disvovcred to be the
long-lost watch of Lafayette.
Suffice it to say that he eagerly pur
chased it, and quickly formed the reso
lution to transmit it to the family of
Gen. Lafayette, now residing iu 1'aris,
pending which transmission, however,
the gentleman has brought it to his
home, and has consented to iu exhibi
tion for a few days at E.A.Tyler's
jewelry store, on Canal street.
The watch is open-faced, of gold, with
double case, and may be remarked as
f .1 peculiar appearance, being of only
ordinary size, but nearly as thick as it
is wide. The outer case bears upon its
entire surface carved figures, In bas re
lief, representing the picture of Mars
offering a crown to the Goddess of
,'cace, who is surrounded by her em
blems, while over all appear the stern
implements of war, hung high out of
reach. On the inner case appears tlie
yet clearly legible inscription :
C.illicrt JIattiers dc Lafayette.
Lord Cornwallis' Capitulation,
Decb'r 17, 1781."
On the covering of the works is seen
the maker's name K. Halifax, Loudon,
One can believe that the sight of this
relic, with its host of historical recol
lections clustering about it, is well fit
ted to awaken 11 host of recollections,
carrying one's Imagination over the
bridge of nearly a century ; to the time
when the two dead and gone hero
friends stood side by side, carving out
their glorious names and fame, which
to-dav shine through the long vista of
years with a lustre that can never fade.
Steam pines twining among tho roots
of trees, to keep them warm and pre
vent their leaves falling off, Is tho most
recent ramification of the inventive
ODDS AND ENDS.
Unshed tears are never wiped away.
Swine are plenty, and pearls are few
If tlie fruit is bitter the blossom was
They little do who always see the
It is a bad sign to be skillful in apol
Justice is immutable but not human
Any life upon which God smiles is a
Riches, are wiugs with which even
asses can fly.
Can a man who attends to the street
lamps be called a light elianffcter?
Railroads have three gauges: Abroad
gauge, a narrow gauge and a mortgage.
Fashionable young ladies, like letters,
require stamps, or the males reject
A Frenchman said of Shakespeare:
"Ven you find anyzing you no under
stand, it is always somezing fine."
Of 40 Ohio counties reporting, 41 rep
resent a coniparativelyunpromlsing con
dition of crops.
Thomas Carlyle, the great English au
thor, has come out in favor of a pro
hibitory law in England.
Eighty-two mummified Chinamen
were lately shipped from Sacramento to
the Celestial land.
Hereafter the worst you can wish
yourenemy will be, that somebody may
pue a Mansard roof on him.
Destructive fires have been raging Iu
the pineries of Clark county, Wiscon
sin. Among the worst inflictions caused
by the horse influenza are some of the
names given it.
The febaequobron chiatiharsorsorcnos
is draining Vermont and New Hamp
shire of their oxen, who are playing
horse in the cities.
Hydrophobia is raging to an unparal
leled extent iu tlie northern counties of
England, where many men as well as
animals meet their deaths by it.
A Loudon firm recently imported, by
way of Rotterdam, the first cargo of
rrussian coal ever brought into Eng
Who are the most discontented trades
men? Blacksmiths: for their bellows
and blows are always going, and they
are striking for wages all the year
Iron shingles ltave been lately paten
ted aud are said to be less expensive
than slate. They are made about six
inches by thirteen inches in size, and
fastened with headless nails.
A London tailor advertises "garments
cut not only to fit, and in the best style,
but regulating any disproportions that
may exist, and enhancing the correct
contour of the proportionate."
England has a second Froude worthy
of mention. Mr. W. Froude, a scien
tific inventor of high rank has invented
an important and very complicated ap
paratus for fiieasuring the height, shape
and movement of ocean waves.
A young lady having read about a
man having invented a stove which con
sumed its own smoke, hopes he will de
vise a method whereby tobacco smokers
can be run on the same economical
n ignorant woman of great wealth
and pretentions said, in response to a
compliment to mutton on her table:
Oh, yes, my husband always buys the
best. He isn't stingy, and besides, he is
a great epicac."
A couple of Hoosiers, one of whom
was named Trooth, recently had a lit
tle quarrel over the division of some
corn. Trooth was crushed to the earth,
but he rose again and vanquished his
assailant, and the eternal ears (of corn)
Two citizens of Little Rock, Arkan
sas, lately got into a desperate quarrel
as to which had put the most money in
to the contribution box at church. The
quarrel culminated iu a fight, with dis
astrous results to due of the combat
ants. The New York Mail complains that
the abominable practice of artificial
beautifying has become very prevalent
among the young ladies of that city,
numbers of whom dye their hair gold
en, fresco their faces, and practice other
Some doctors leave no stone unturned
to cure a patient. One gave a woman
fourteen kinds of medicine to cure the
chills. She has been cold ever since;
but she has not shaken a shake except
when the hearse ran over a stump 011
the way to the grave. The doctor has
This comes of sleeping with a pistol
under one's pillow. An Ohio man the j
other night discharged a revolver while
in his sleep, the ball entering the right
thigh and passing diagonally through
the thigh, lodging near the knee. When
ho awoke he was sitting up iu bed, with
the revolver in his left hand, and the
ball in his right leg.
During the past winter a British
steamship made two successful trips
from the Chcasapeake to London, load
ed exclusively with Baltimore oysters.
So great was the success attending the
undertaking that It is now learned that
three large vessels are now on their
way to this country from European
ports under charter to take cargoes of
Baltimore oysters to London.
A Neat Puzzle.
A Dublin chambermaid is said to have
?ot twelve commercial travelers Into
eliivcu bedrooms, and yet to have given
each a separate room. Here wo have
the eleven rooms r
' Now," said she, "if two of you gen
tlemen will go Into No. 1 bedroom and
wait there aew moment, "I'll find a
spare room for one of you as soon as
I've shown the others to their rooms."
Well, now, having bestowed two gen
nicu iu No. 1 she put third in No. 2 tho
fourth In No. 3, the fifth in No. 4, the
sixth In No. 5, tho.seventh in No. C,the
eighth Iu No. 7, the ninth in No. S, the
tenth iu No. 'J, the eleventh in No. 10.
She then camo back to No. 1, where,
you remember, she had left the twelfth
gentleman along with the first, anil
said, "I've now accoiuniodated all the
rest, and havo still room to spare, so if
one of you will step In No. 11, you will
find it empty." Thus tho twelfth man
got his room.
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[From the York Times.]
A Woman's Devotion.
The Governor of Missouri has
recently pardoned an inmate of the
penitentiary, under circumstances
which 1'ucaiah.t. jremarkable. find
touching instance of what a devot
ed, trusting and energetic wife can
do foran nnfortiinate husband. The
latter used to live in Toledo, Ohio,
and the facts of his case are vouch'
ed for by respectable journals of
that place, borne time ago he re
moved to Missouri with his wife.
and early in 1870 the events fell ont
that proved so disastrous to him.
It appears that lie was not very
prosperous, and had occasion to sell
as nearly the last of his posses
sions a pair of fine horses. For
these he received .? Mu in clean, new
The' stock dealer "who nought the
horses afterward disappeared. On
the next day after ;thc sale tlie ven
dee paid out two bills ut $xu. each.
It was discovered that tlfey were
counterieit, and the nttercr was
promptly arrested and lodged in
prison. He, of course, directly pro
tested his innocence, and told how
he got the money; and the remain
ing $480 was found on his person.
llie horse dealer was traced ana
brought forward, when, to the hor
ror and amazement of the accused
man, he stoutly denied all knowl-
eege of the bad bills, and "swore the
money he had paid for the horses
was in bills of an Illinois bank. No
confirmatory evidence of the priso
ner s tale could be got. antl, as much
counterfeit money had lately been
circulated in that region, public feel
ing ran strongly .against him.: He
was tried, and, despite his earnest
protestations, and his wife's determ
ed struggles in his behalf, he wa3
found guilty, and sentenced to five
years' imprisonment in the Peniten
tiary. llut the wife never for a moment
believed him guilty; and, with as
tonishing resolution and pertinacity
she now bent herself to the task of
proving his innocence and aflecting
his release. To the latter she first
sought and obtained interviews with
the Governor of Missouri. To him
she stated her case as she saw and
belived. But the Governor, although
kind, was firm. The prisoner had
been shown to be guilty. Counter
feiting was greatly on the increase.
It was necessary to make examples,
and there was every just reason why
her husband should be one of them.
He could hold out no hope save in
the condemned' restoration to his
family after live years. The wife
went" home, converted all she had
into cash, and thenceforward devo
ted her whole time and brain to fol
lowing the horse dealer who had
given her uusuanu tne spurious
notes, with the hope or convicting
the really guilty person of the of
Pursuing him like a shadow, bnt
keeping out of his sight, she soon
found that when he went to a place
counterfeit money was said to be in
circulation soon after. This hap
pened at Treeport, III., and after
ward at i?ort Vvayne, Jnu. At the
latter place she caused his arrest-
But nothingcould be proved against
him and he was set free. She tlien
dogged him to Canton, Ohio, to
Pittsburgh Altoona, Lancaster, Phil
adelphia, in Pennsylvania, and Go
shen, Binghatnton, Oswego, Elnrira,
and other towns in New York, some
times staying two or three months
in each place. The man was, how
ever, so gauriled and ingenious as
always to manage to cover his tratk;
in fact he never passed false 'paper
himself at all, and his implacable
pursurer was unable to bring him to
account. At last, however, he fell
ill at Newton, Sussex county, N. J.,
and she believed and proved that
her golden opportunity was at last
When the horse dealer fell ill, the
wife of his victim was at the same
hotel. She found out the physician
attending him and frankly told her
whole storv. She described how
she had tracked the cause of her
husband's misfortunes, and begged
tlie doctor for the sake of right and
justice to help her. The physician
was moved Iv her tale, anil agreeu
to do what she asked, which was to
give his patient some depressing bnt
safe medicine, and adroitly to lead
him to think that he was in a very
critical condition. This was ac
cordingly done and worked to a
charm. The patient begged at once
for a clergyman, who, arriving.
pointed out the necessity of full re
pentance, and at this juncture the
wife entered the room and implored
the supposed dying man to repair
the great wrong he had done her
The result was that the sufferer
made a deposition before a magis
trate confessing that he had passed
the five hundred dollars, as describ
ed, and furthermore, that lie was a
member or an extensive gang 01
counterfeiters, his special business
being, not to utter bad money, but to
spread it among confederates in dif
ferent parts ol the country. e al
so said that on the occasion of ma
king the trade in question Ue hap
ncned to have no other money, and
greatly wanted the horses. Armed
witii this document the now nappy
woman hastened back to Missouri,
laid her evidence before the Gover
nor, and had the satisfaction of car
rying a full pardon to her husband
almost immediately after. The two
arc now living joyfully together on
a farm in Southern Illinois, and their
case is naturally attracting abund
ant comment and congratulation.
As an illustration of the extent
to which India rivers are apt 10
change their courses, it is stated
that since 1783 the Brnmaputra has
shifted its main channel nearly two
hundred miles westward, ruining
many ancient cities and giving birth
to new centres 01 iraiiu ami popu
lation. Thus Sonargaong, the old
capital of Bengal, deserted by the
llralnnaputra uivers. nas uecu in
duced to a mean village, while ?e
rajganj, on the new channel, has be
come a vast trading mart- These
changes in river channels, 11 is ik.
licved, produce the malarial fevers
common in the low-lying districts or
who wishes to be
hcalthv should drink a tumblerful
of t-olil water the first thing upon