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Railway Time Tables.
Railway Time Tables. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
nitpress. 'niyr rrijriu
Leave Monnt Vernon,
" ' Howard, '
- . Black Creek, ,
' i Killboek, -
' Millersaurg, . 6:44 A. M.
Holmesville, 638 " .
" Fredericksburg, S:M "
Apple Creek, 8 " "
" Orrville, 7:00 "
Marshauvilte, - 7:14 '"
Clinton, 1M "
" Akron. 88 "
- a-oa .
8 50 '
ll:4 : "
ISM! P. M.
Hudson, t t 65 "
Air. at Cleveland, ' 10:10 "
Way Freight Erpma,
t-M A. M.
llflO :03 t 4
14:45 P. H.tilS
- Apple creea,
:10 " 7:44
Fredericktb'rr. :40 - !1 "
" Holmesville, " 8:1
" liillcrsbnrg, 1.-45 "
r.illback, 40 f .
- Black Creek, 4: -'
Gann. 5 -a
" Danville, SJ "
Howard, e-43 " .
- " CamMeo. ' - .-47 t,L( i
Arr.at Mount Vernon, 1:11 "
Carries U.S. Man.-
R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
TRAINS GOING WEST.
No. 1 Sa "v- V
Fast Ex. Pac Ex. Mail. Ki.'ht Ex.
PiUsbnrr, l et. a. 0.10a.m. tMnJU lixirji.
Bocbester tat 10.43 " 8..15 a.08 "
Alliance, . 5.10 " 1.10r.a.U.si v .S0 "
Orrville, KB - OR " 1.46 rn. 1.25 "
Mansfield, 8.B5 " &.09 - 4.SJ - ' "
I ar. . (L40 5.00 " .5 f
sjresuinei ,iq .mtf mii wyinM u
lz.USr.lt. .15 Sxli". ViAJAlM.
lUM. 11J " 11J5 " X.40
4.45 XA5A.lt. lBr.M. 5.US "
7J0 50 " BJ0 " 8.20 "
TRAINS GOING EAST.
Ko. 8 No. No. 7(o. 4
MaiL Fast Ex. Pac.Ex.KiaiitKx.'
5.15A.H. 11.20a. M. 5.35P.M. U.9M.a.
9.15 " lLOir.M. .10 " 12JIA. M
.'L Wllllil. lUlm. tK 11.45 " M
Li-na, 1.45 4.(rt " 1JWA.BI. 5.15 4
, rorest, - ' 4.00
art. 35 J0 -,
Kansfleld, li.05r M 7.SI "
Orrville. S.1S " B.S0 "
Alliance, 4.80" 1U - .00 t l.lOP.Br.
'Rochester, 57 " 1.1-Ja.m. 11. eo " u U
Aittstargn, e.io " z so - i2.2or.M. 4-45
No. L, Daily except Monday; Nos. 5, 7 8, 2,
and 4 Daily except Sunday: Nos. S and. 8,
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Agent.
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Agent. C. R. I. & P. Railway.
Going Went. Gmng EaU
Stations. PacEx. Ex.MaiL AtLEx. Ex.Mail
No. L No. 8. Nf: Z. NO.-4.
Chicago, 10.00am lo.oopm. 4,15pm 7.00am
Englewood, 10.35 10,(0 . 8,45 ; .
Joliet. liOOm 11,55 2,27 " 5.(11
La Salle,- ipm tim.l4H 2,38
Bureau, S.S0I S.S0 ll.soaat 1,50
C.B.iy.Cross.4,091 4.08 10,27 1S.50
Bock Island, 6,45 6.50 &00 10.90pm
Davenport, 7.25t 7,454. 7,45 I0.15f
Wilton, 8,40 8,40 6.15 K.40 .
West Liberty,!i,16 S.20 5.32 8,110 -IowaCitr,
10,00 10,05 4,52 7.20
Dos Mouies, 3,15am 4,10pm 11.35pm 1.401
Avoca, 8,05y 9.u5t 7,00f 8.05sia"
CouncUBluirs9,50 10,45 5,11 : 6,00
Mo.Kiver.ar.10 U0 11,00 dcp.4.45. 5,50 -Nos.
1 and 4 daily except Sunday; Nos. Z and
t daily except Saturday. - 1
t Breakfast, t Dinner. fSnpper.
istauce 4U3 miles. Trains are run by Chi
conuects at Council Bluffs and Omaha with
Missouri River Steamers lor Uentou and ail
Upper Missouri Hirer Trading Posts and Un
ion Pacific Hail road.
M. E. CHURCH,
G. A. HUGHES, PASTOR, SERVICE EVERY
Sabbath at kl o'clock. A. M., and 7 o'.Ao. k,
P. M. Prayer Meeting Thursday evening.
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVERY OTHER SABBATH, AT
10 o'clock A. M. Prayer Meeting every
Thursday eveuiuje. Rev. M. P. r'ogclsoug.
U. P. CHURCH,
REV. W. M. GIBSON, PASTOR. HOURS FOR
Service at 11 X o'clock, a. M. .Sabbath school
at 10 : o'clock, a. M. Prayer meeting Thurs
day evenings atTK o'clock,
BEV. A. S. MILHOLLAXD, PASTOR. MORN-
ing service at 11 o'clock. Sabbath st-heol I-
12 o'clock, livening service 6jt o'clock.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVICES EVERY SABBATH AT 10 O'
clock, A. M. Sunday School at 9. J. D. Nun
4 Dbs. POSIEREXE & WISK,'"'
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, MILLKRS
burg, Ohio. Office Hours Wednesdays,
from 1 to 5 o'clock ?. M., and on Satunlavs
- from 9 o'clock A. M. So3 o'clock r. ML. 34tf
r,- - J. W. GUTHRIE, II. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Oreee in first
building north of Post-office, Wooster, Wayne
- -: Countv. Ohio. Office hours, Wednesdavs and
Saturdays, from a WIS a. M.. and from Z to 4
5 r. is. All accounts considered due as soon
as services rendered.
' ' W. C. STOUT, M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARNES, M. D., ECXEC
f , tic Physician and Surgeon. Oxford, Holmes
County, Ohio. Special attention given to
, Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
' free. Ollice hours from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M, 01
Tuesdays and Saturdays. . i4 39uujs
" - P. P. POMERENE, "
AND SURGEON, BERLIN,
W. M. ROSS, M. D-,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, MILI.EttS
burg, Ohio. OUice First door West of Cor
ner formerly occupied bv Mulvane. Resi
dence, second door south of T. U. RailTs
corner. Oflice days ednesday and Sattr
day afternoons. ' ltf
DR. S. WILSON,
PHTSICIAS AND SURGEOS. OFFICE AHD
All accounts considered due as soon as servlr
ccs are rendered. 3ui
J. G. BIG HAM, M. Dn
PHYSICIAN A SURGEOS, MILLERSBURfi,
Ohio. Ollice and Residence, at South partm'
Washington Street. ltf
DO. JOHN' I.EITSLXN,
(ierman Phvsician. Treats Chronic Diseases,
especially" female Complaints, with great
success. Ofuce on East Liberty Street,
T. L." PIERCE,
PRACTICAL. OPERATIVE DENTIST. UP-
btairs opposite the Ilook Store. All work ex
ecuted ia - the best manner, and warranted
to give satisiaciiua. ... .. lit.
DAVID F. EWIXG,
ATTORSEV AT LAW Office doors tiA df
tllo atiimal Hank. . i - ' . :tt
. W. EVERETT,
AT LAW-, MILLERS ItU RG,
- H. D. McDO'W'ET.I,,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG. O
omce eeconti noiir m siclAoacll's building
west of the Court lliiuse.
JOUX "V. VORHES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,-MlI.LERSBUttG, O.
Olhce overtne ioua buto
A. i. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly mailc OCice above lAwg, ltmwn
A Lo.'s Bauk. ltf
- J. SI. ROBIXSOX,
ATTORNEY ANIlCOUXSKLUlit AT LAW.
MILLEltSBI'RG, O. Ollice over Mer's
store, opposite the :ourt House. i'filf
L. E. IIOAGLAXD,
ATTORNEY ANDCJU!iSELlAR AT LAW,
MILLERSBUKU, O. tut
1 1 uuU
JL Political and Fanuly Journal, Ttevoted
MielersburgJ Holmes County' 0., Thursday, Jan. 2, 1873.
to the Interests of Holmes
County, arid Local and General Intelligence.
1, Vol. Ill, No. 20.
J -.'.' HUBD H0Ur5E,v
OIMIVII.I.E. O- NORTH OF B. B. DEPOT.
Alvm Jlareroit. prop'r. a rains going Bonn
in tlie -snornipg sto tiHrlv minutes for
bmkTast. ' She Burd House is fitted up
In flvta-eiass atcsa, aam as one ot toe nest
houses on the I . W. A C. B. B. Country
people will find it to their interest to stop at
..... 1: EMPIRE HOUSE,-. .j
A. - HAMPSON, Proprietor. Passengers
cemveved to and from tnecars, rreeoicaarge.
nnWjeneral Stage Office. lu '
r, t BUTLER HOUSE I f -
WEST 1 END MAIN' STRIRT, MlLLEBS-
linrtr. Afto. JOSBrw - HrrvLEB. rroprraw.
This Hoase is in fl osber, and su fuesu
wili hewellaaredjiw. J 3 , t.i i Ut.
COUNTY SUBVEYOB, ean be Brand at his
idence. in Kipley townsmp. rrnmt
I. W !
1' arise Co, O.
m t r
;raxthhiajtliatJkiu;.i5 j- i
Fii-ClassDrug Store f
' ' FOB THEM.
r 1, p XT rp O T n
Vey Best ol Everything in
T rl ' m HT A PP ;
Do a Ceneral Banking, Discount and
- " - peposrt Businssss,
MAKB COLLECTIONS AND SELL RKV
Jl L. fc. SA'AJSA'a.
orncE is t. tsJ ratffs corjer,
. Miller sburg, Ohio.
- . i ; .lyl
C5 V J
J 7 H '
"Where did you 'get it f
w V 1
"At Len Bird's.'?
1 . . . ,. , .'. . ..
"How much did it cost ?"
"i '1 iJc!fiW ..ilv"!
"Oh, no ! only Twelve Dollars.'
"He 8eJU,everytliing cheap.
He has a Big Stock and more
coming, tie says lie can't De
be ..underspldjby any one.' , He
keeps store Opposite Commer-
Lamp Goods, '
LAMP BURNERS, :"
: f5IiV.it.; 'r'.&c, &c.
a".;'. -i'MJ i !U:'.'' .U .a..'
The very best and all styles, constantly on
CHURCH LAMPS,' STORES, SHOPS.
HALLS, 4C, A.C.,
COXSTAXTLY OX IlAXD. . .
. t ' l , and the : 1 .-
. . : i i a '
" CHEAPEST !
AT THE '
12.B. - f l" A 'J f I
Established in 1838
The Largest C Rest Stock
'' '"WAt of the MmintairrB.
Of Our Own Manaraetnrf, will he found at
the U it m moth i uruiture Etabi6hn.etit of
C. G. HAMMER & SONS,
The newest add most approved style of Fine
ana Men mm r uiititurc, in larger vHnytv umo
unv other tioiu. at verv rewronmble. urieeA.
lVrHOiifi furnishing houses would do well to
wiiie for our new eirculitr, or when in I'ltti
luirg, we res iK-ct fully olicit a vit.it to our
I ion' forget the pliw, - -
4Gj 48 it 6(, fierenth Arante, Pittsburg, Pa.
We ehnlletiM tbd wat lil in tori, for tht
SAiue quality oi materkil and workmanship. of
aCCT THIS OCT. I5m2
'ITew Groceify ?
PROVISION ' STORE !
' CHAELES HOSE v
HAVING PURCHASED (THE GROCERY
and ProTisloa Store of C. F; Leaty. Main
Street, and having - refitted the rooms in good
style, and added largelv us the stock, and is
now-ntovared te rurulsh all wbo.; may favor
him with their patronage with everything in
nis uneoz trade, sucd as 4
- - I , ... fluM.A ... '
r . . , j
; ausgai, iHiiiitDJiuug,
' Oranges, . Lemons,
Canned Fruits. Fies.
Extracts, . J Jtaisinsg
AH of wtriou will be sotd at rbe
Lowes! (iiMartet i-Pyice
He also Jtept it Try best Jjfuds oT
mos; and Liquors,
lli I ,11' 1 i T ;
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
Bot sell tjv the drtakJ 1 , 1 .
' Hive him a call wtaefi yoii want anything in
nis Aine. .
1,1. J ,, CHARLES I HOSE.
" ' At the old "Herier Corner."
MUlersburg.O, Aug. L 1K1. SOtf
' r , ' mi'1
Has Durchated tb Mlllersktrri Hills and
now in readiness to accommodate all who may
..v.rni wnn; ,ytJ
Ths Mill is one of tha wttv best. -aid no ef-
wn wiu Dc sparea u piease eastomeri,
flouk, eed; &c.
:iV f; , :-)i:-:m .lir'tfi! '
Kept constantly on band. Highest markeM
All Kinds of Gr(Uu
1 MrLEEAS OF TOWN,
ON Tfl MAXWELL FARM.
rpHE nndeasignad womM reapecttUy an.
1 nounce to the nubiic tliut thev have con
stantly on band, at their kiln, a superior qual-
Cl sk I
-j' ( ! . k l
to fill all orders prompu.
HECKER A. BURNET.
ROBKT C. UAXWKLL , yHf f. MXWEIL.
5 i i I
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Genls'- MM Goois
HATS, CAPS, '
a- sa SJ V w A,a s. w : -
A 4 1 . ..
Tlie: First' jfatioiislf Bant
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MILLEnSBUftC, OHIO. ..
ROBERT LONG, President. ,
B. C: BROWN.' Cashier.' ! ,,.
W. M. GIBSON, Ass't. Cashier.
V. -M iBseat. , 1
JoSn ktvocb. jb
J . CBIBTITOXl"r
Db. Joil Pomxbink. .
Discount Notes, Jleceires Depot-
ites, and Transacts a General
Banking littrineiif '. ! -
i.'U I 'ill 1: iiU iiii iMtf.
I wonld respectfully announce that I
constantly on hand a good supply of
JPresh . Groceries! mTZPro-
w ..i AW - -W 1
at low flgnres. FRESH MEATS of all kin.U
can be had dally. East Uootn, Critclifleht's
itui cmg, opposite the court House.
WM. H. GAUl)-
ai rl 3 i
A. S: LOWTHER,
FASHIONABLE TAH.0E !
Jackson St, Millersbnrg, O.
Above IfaaeelVs Clothing Store
ALL work entrusted In his hands, will lie
mod, up in the latest style, most durnlile
manner, atd guuAnteed to (five entire satis-
We are also asrent for thu Howe Newi'na Mn.
chine, ami kcepeii hand Neeilles, Fixtures and
findings; oil uyuieiiottie or gross.
atr . a. s. i-uwthIjU,
! t : . i .
S. Tidball & Son,
a. wam. nnv 4awsnikmuv (Mi nf tht lmPVMlr Aaul
finest stocfc of jtoods erar "Vtbre &iMfra-in
Their stock sons is ts of STAPLE ft FAJSUY
Boots - Shoes,
. Queens ware.
all of which will lie sold low, for CASH or
ruOAiti fc. Don't rail to call ana see onr
goods and prices before purchasing. .
- f WANTED.
lOOgQCtf lis. of Wool
delivettMlarDurrtore in BLOOMFIELD. O
for which ttaiigbfcst price in cash will be paid.
$s TIDBALL & SON.
J. P. tAEBIEE,
TTA vrNQTcmoved mv store to one door west
T1 ol X. P. tAd:armH:k' ntftrf. I tntnairi Ka
eepja first-claifl r lour, Feed and Proyuion
1 hare pmasnaaed a stock or
O 2 o i ...
Such as Coffee, Tea, Sufrar, Syrnp, Carbon Oil,
Kentucky Hominy, Peas, Currants, Or
anges, Lemons, Uaisins, Figs,
extract, Spices. Starch
Also, Marvin's celebrated SUGAR, LEMOltj
&uua anu rtt.ti
Cigars, of the be' manu facture.
TobacCO, oil tindt, at wholesale
gottd'solft "Smalf proflts and delivered
any part of the town. . -
.i . . . i. r.i ; 1
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOB - .
CrfHt Fotatois'yJiea pnd ovntry
7roduce, Furs Jb Sheep Pelts.
Feb. ft. I8n.-5tr' J. p. LARIMER. .
-L-H r ' r r 1 i ' 1 7 ' 1 -
'-THE OLD- RELIABLE
FZXtlUC - : ' '
WOULD resinwt fully inform the citizens of
Holmes an ailjoiDUipt; oounties, that
Oy-'i" are a-epanl to do 4.Jide of work of the
On short notice, and at prices to suit custom
ers. We use none but tne very best in ate rial,
and nonet hesitate- to warrant every job that
goes out of the hop, ,
SHIRES, SNYDER & K0RNS.
if an i ' 1 j .
IF YOUW ANT THE' ,
Best TtalE- Made!
,.' . . ' JiOW IN use, ; '
Call on THORNTON BOLINC,
' ' i (; NASHVILLE, OHIO, -
Agent for tlie . -
Anltman & Taylor Machines,
Of Mansfleld.O. ' S4tf
LATEST ' FASHIONS!
Over Voorhe A llndronT Stove and Tin Store,
.. ; jatain Qinx-t, Aiiiierruurg',f.
All work entrusted to him will receive prompt
ntiATii 1 iuu ami n 111 ui mane up in me
. , v. Latest Style I
And in the liwt and mot durabln manner
Witrranted to tfive entire sat is taction.
cIve him A
S'ltiV'ft perday! Agents wautrd! All das
7tftUwVs,ir workiugMMiple,ol either sex,
oungorM, lunke mure muiiev at work fur us
in their spare moment, or nil the time, than at
anyuiiiig else. rarilrtt!jir. Iree. Address G
tuisiut4Lttn'PorUaiia;Me. - - jyl
'. .. . . ; i . '.
BY KATE RICHMOND.
Onlv a brimming meadow, " . , ' .
Under a glowing sky . ! ...
' Sweetness of lilies and clover .. ,
Bird, and butterfly.1 1
A dark face backward looking,'
Tender of lip and eyw; . ... ' j
We speak no word of parting . ;
We neither strive nor cry.
7 ( - - 1 L-
We face our sorrow dumbly.
Who hope, have leave to moan; '
Then, under toe rasa and purple.
I wait for thee alone.. !
... .,.-- J: ;.l 1
Only a bright, blue heaven '
A meadow, shorn and bare,
Stripped or lilies and clever.
Under the summer glare. , .,,
A dark face cold andhaughty;
With mien of court and town. , '
"We miss the smell of clover .
A pity the hay is down." .-
A flash of wheels m passing. -1, v '
Light laaghter backward thrown, -Then,
under the deadened purple, -I
watch tor the Bight asnsf. .-
A New Year's Surprise.
BY FRANCES RENSHAW BADEN.
It was Kew Tear,sffloru.,','.Aili
Foster was up much earlier than tuuaJ A
in truth, he might as well have re-
malued up during tlie night, for; al
though his bead rested on downy pil
low, sleep never visited . him duriug
those long, last hours of the y ear, nor
the first ef the Infant successor At the
best of times, when a man's or woman's
heart is free from the burden of a dis
approving conscience, there ia some
thing deeply impressive about "old-
year's night." As we watch, passing,
passing so swiftly, dying oat, those last
moments, how many a heart 18 filled
with vaiu regrets! But there is anoth
er chance s. better time, we nay : the
morrow we will . begin: -.anew, make
amends for the past, to him or her., Yet,
0l if, with the passing year, that one
that we might have made happier has
gone too gone beyond recall then
ours are ceaseless regrets.'1 - '
It was not thus, however, with An
drew Foster. The particular one whose
happiness he had marred still was with
him. "Daily, he saw the' face, once so
bright and beautiful, growing paler;
missed the merry, bird-like voice that
tilled the house with the sweetest mu
sic! les; although he knew she was
fading under his hard, unbending will,
he would net . bring her back to life-
aye; for what is me witnout. . love r
Constantly during those midnight hours
as vainly he wooed sleep,, there would
come instead the plaintive little face,
with the great beseeching looking eyes.
Why would he not yield? Why, be
cause pride said Nay. . Could be, An
drew Foster, one of the wealthiest men
the city, give his child to one so far
beneath ber in position,, and possessing
nothing more than his own good name r
Harry Landoa was one of her father's
clerks; and Gertie Foster, despite the
great gulf between them, grew to love
with all the devotion of her nature, the
handsome young man. Every one liked
Harry, and respected him; and no one
Andrew Foster's employ possessed
more fully his confidence. ." Many times
he would remark to friends, "Landon is
fine fellow! a noble fellow!" But
when the truth came to the proud fa
ther that this young man had dared to
love his child, his .oplnit n must have
undergone a great change, for he could
carcely restrain his' wrath sfifnciently
treat, with any show of decent polite
uess, Hairy Landon, when he came to
him in a manly, truthfuf . manner, and
told his love. ; : :
"Have you presumed, to tell Miss
Foster this, sir?" asked the indignant
father. .;. ; '. '
" No, sir. I eame to yon first, scarcely
daring to hope you would give me per
mission to speak. " Still, there was - a
possibility,' and I seized it. But I am
sure Miss Foster is not ignorant of my
feelings "'. ... ' . , ,
"Why, why are you sure, sir?", ..:
"Why? Oh, elr! why do the blind
know that the sun is shining, when
their whole being is filled with. , its
warmth? Need we tell them what It is?
Every true woman knows when she is
believed. Her heart tells her. Oh,
sir, I ask you not to give hepto me now
not until I can prove my worthiness.
But let me speak to her."
Impossible ! ' I never will consent.
'Tis useless to say more on the sub
ject. And after this conversation x sup
pose you well not feel so weal contented
your position with onr house." .
" I was about to ask, sir, if you would
give me letters of introduction to some
" Certainly , certainly, Landon. I will
see that you have a position quita as
good, to say the least, as your present,
one. I I am sorry this has happened.
am your friend in every other way.
You must remember and command my
And so the younz man and his em
ployer parted. : :":
Days passed nntil a fortnight had
elapsed, and Gertie had not seen Harry
Landon. Shd missed him from the
store too, and with her usual straight
forward, candid manner, she went to
her father and asked :
a Where is Harry Landon, father f'..
" He has lett us, for a better posi.ion
Black's," answered ber father, with
his eyes-still on his paper. :
"Why did he leave you, father?'.!
heard you say you were going to do
more for him."
Andrew Foster raised bis eyes then,.
aud looking sternly into bis daughter's,
He presumed too far on my friend
ship, and it was desirable to both him
and myself that lie should geek employ
ment elsewhere. 1 . : ,1.
Her beautiful, truthful eyes were still
gazing into his with an eager, anxious
expression. She sunk down on a stool
at his feet, leaned her head caressingly
against him a moment, and .then whis
pered, with a blush suffusing her pretty
child-like face :. . i J, ; i.
.... " Father, did he tell yon thatne loved
your daughter? And was ttAdtyou
sent him away for? ' '
" Yes, Gertie. He might have known
could not listen for a moment to his
suit. ' He L a very worthy young man :
but really it was very presuming In
him to " , , , , ;
" Presuming, father, In an honor
able, worthy mnu to love me? . I don't
think It so. I feel honored by the love
of such a one. And, father, he has
told you his secret; I will do so too. Al
though he may uuver know it, I love
There was much said between the fa
ther and child, she gently pleading for
her love, he chiding aud unyielding
year had gone by since then. Occa-
sionaliy Gertie would meet Harry Lan
don on the street. Once they stood side
by side at the church door, and Gertie
could not resist placing her hand in his
and notwithstanding the probability of
Mrs. Grundy's declaring it very un-
maidenly, she whispered :
.,."! know. all. And; though I may
never, be yours, J will never wed an
Harry was nearer happiness, then
than he bad dreamed of ever being
again." Now that he was assured
her love, her constancy, he would hope;
and work on. ::
As Andrew Foster stood before the
window that. New Year's morning,
looking out on , the passers-by, many
pleasant looking faces greeted him with
a smile, and "Happy New Year, sir.
A moment more,, aud the room door
was thrown open, and his boy, his oniy
one, the youngest of his children,oame
running up, crying out:
"Happy -New Year for papa! 'See,
papar " Eddie's happy New Year's day
with, new clothe, new boots, new every
thing. I am going to be a new toy, too.
Gertie says everybody must try to nuke
somebody "happy to-day ! I am going
to make Nellie happy, for I'll stop teas
ing ner. 1 wish: un, i. wisn mamma
was here." His blue eyes filled with
tears and his lips quivered, and in a
sorrowful voice he continued : : "I wish
I had been a. new boy . when mamma
was here.",. , - v n :i
i;,Was everybody striving to place be
fore bim, hold up for his inspection, his
harshness t 1 Was every word intended
to deal a sure blow?: When the little
seven year old Eddie spoke of 'mamma,'
Andrew Foster could scarce repress a
She was gone. Two years before she
bad passed from earth. Oh, if she was
with him, how different he would be!
He' had been husband, and the gentle
wife could not find in him anything to
reproach. But he knew how much was
left undone. How many little loving
acts, that make life so doubly sweet,
were forgotten then.
Again Eddie's voice .sounded in the
father's ear. '..-,
Papa, are you going to be a new
man to-day? Papa, make me happy
first with a splendid pair of skates.
And Nellie and Gertie must be happy
too, papa. Make Gertie be a new girl,
please. She won't sing and play with
us ; she's getting old, I believe. '.'
No argument, no pleading, no matter
how earnest, could have made such an
impression on Andrew Foster as that
child's innocent prattle. '
Again the door flew opened, and Ger
tie and Nellie were beside him. The
kisses were given and received. The
father saw that his child 'was striving
to be cheerful, and hot- cast her shadow
over him. ,'
' He told them all to speak their wish,
what he should give them that day. Ed
die and Jsellie were quick to tell, but
Gertie said, with a smile tha threatened
to be a tear: ,.,. . .
i "Give me what, you choose, father.
You give me so much, I have no wish
to speak; but" She hesitated she
almost dared to breathe it forth. No,
no; she would not cloud his heart that
day. . She cast aside the wild hope, and
continued : "Bring me what you think
I'd like ; I trust to your decision." . .
After breakfast he said: - '
"You will lay aside your deep mourn
ing to-day, my child, andhelp me re
ceive my friends. 1 We shall have many,
Ithlnk. " . .'
She promised she would ; but her fa
ther knew It would be an unpleasant
task that Gertie would much sooner
spend the day quietly with her little
ones, or in gets, of love and mercy.
The guests were all gone. The tire
some day was nearly over. Gertie had
thrown herself wearily into an arm
chair. -: There was no longer need for
dissembling;.:- the forced smiles could
die away; she could rest and weep. The
children had been made happy. Her
father had -given all save her the New-
year presents. She had not cared ror
any, but she had held a lingering hope
that he might come to her with a word
that would breiik the long silence, that
she might plead anew with him.
Andrew Foster bad closely watched
his child, as she, did,: with so mnch dig
nity and grace, the honors of his ele
gant establishment. And he saw,
through the mask she wore, never so
plainly was visible the changes that the
last year bad wrought In her beautiful
face. ...... '. .
When he saw her sink so wearily in
to the chair, his heart smote him, and
he went out quickly. Possibly he feared
should he linger, he might grow weak
and relent. . .. .. .. -.
Gertie heard the hall door close, and
she knew her father had gone out for
tlie evening, likely.
How : long she remained she knew
not. dreaming. Not sleeping dreams
were they. Her mood of depression had
taken wings, and she was smiling gent
ly, sweetly. Visions of happier times
were before her. .,-..
A cautious, step approached. She
heard it, yet moved not, nor opened her
eyes. She wished not to throw off the
sweet influence which was over her.
ne, her father, bent gently, lovingly
over her, and murmured:
"She is sleeping and bappy now.
Gertie!" he called softly. .;
" Father, I've not been sleeping," she
answered softly, . . ;
"I thought yon were, aud dreaming;'
I teas dreaming happy frreams
vain, fleeting visions," she said, her
voice filled with sadness.
" Have yon forgotten . your New
Year's gift I was to bring you, Gertie ?"
"No, sir; I thought you had. Have
you brought me one?" she asked, for
cing a show of interest.
"Yes, little daughter, I have brought
it : I have never for a moment ceased to
think of It. It has been a subject of
much weight. Yon left it to my de
cision, and I wished to be sure of pleas
ing you.-' Now put your arms around
me, and give me a kiss one of Gertie's
old lovine caresses and then go. Look
in the library, and nnu your New-
Year's gift," her father said, his whole
form trembling with emotion.
'!Sho was again a: child, clinging lov
ingly about him; forgetting-for the
time, all but father's effort to please
her. ' She taicw not why It was, but site
saw' and felt his agitation; and she
strove to calm and make hint happy.
"Go, go now, darling; you are still
my own Gertie."
. "Yes, yes, papa, your own Gertie,
she said, with another caress. .
" Some one will soon . rob .me of my
darling, he said, smiling sadly.
"Not. likely, papa," she answered
thinking. ' "I shall never leave bim.
Oh! why will be not relent?" :
She opened the door, passed through
the hall, and entered the library. The
father strained his ear to catch the
sound of joyous snrprise. He hears it.
It falls on his ear and sinks into his
heart, and he murmured
"Gone! Mine no longer!".
Seeking her father's gift, she raised
her eyes, and there, smiling, standing
before her, his arms put forth to wel
come her, was Harry Landon. -
She could not realize the great joy
it vr too much. ' She dared not accept
it yet. And withdrawing herself from
his encircling arms, sha, said :
" Come, come to father! Can he mean
that we shall be happy ?"
Kneeling before him, she asked, be
tween tears and smiles :
" Do you mean. . Ob,- father, speak
Tell me what It Is?" ' ".
"Gertie's New Year's- gift her fa
ther's choice. ;. Have I .succeeded in
pleasing you, eh, little one ?"
Oh, father ! tlie best, the dearest fa
ther that ever a girl possessed! What
can we do to make you happy ?"
Why, darling, I. am now very hap
py ! It comes very suddenly with my
resolve to make others so!" answered
Andrew Foster, placing his child's
hand in her lover's, "i . .
We may give our gifts, of things rich
and rare jewels bright' and pure -bit
the best of all are those of Love, Mercy
and Forgiveness. - Those should be our
"New Year's" gifts.; . . ' . , ... . :
A Child's Hop.
It was certainly pretty, but it'was a
very sober spectacle. Children are nat
urally gay, and they frolic and dance
and romp with a will. But childhood
seemed to have been eliminated from
these little fjlksv They were 'sallow
and anxions and worn. ; And how stu
pid and sleepy they mast have been
next morning ! And how unwillingly,
with no shining morning face, they
must have crept to school! And what
poor little abused bodies they are, and
how surely the. freshness and charm ef
life are being destroyed for them ! Yet,
Mrs. Ad sends her children, and what
can Mrs. Bad, Cad and Dad do but send
theirs? And if Mrs. Thompson's daugh
ter has a silk 'dress caught up and
flounced with lace and flowers, I know,
my dear, that you do not wish to have
your daughter- disgraced, and I take
care that our dear girl shall be as splen
did as any of them !'
These are the lessons that the chil
dren learn, and in turn, as parents
teach. And it is curious that the Amer
ican theory of everybody's being as
good as anybody has this perversion,
that everybody must dress : and do as
any body does. Everybody who yields
to the mania of extravagence far chil
dren makes it harder for everybody else
not to yield. But there is no use in
preaching about it, if only the pleasure
of your company is requested at a child's
bop. . Then you see for yourself. There
nothing more melancholy than such
spectacle at a watering plaee hotel.
The forward rudeness off the poor little
over-dressed figures is pitiful. The
sweet modesty of childhood, the breezy
bloom of health upon the cheek, the
plain, simple dress, the artless ardor of
joy all that is loveliest in the lovely
age is wanting at the child's bop. Har
Biggest Family on Record.
The Bedford Inquirer of a recent date
says: Benjamin and Catharine Trout-
man, of Londonderry township, this
county, had sons and daughters, eigh
teen. " The father and eight of the chil
dren have gone to that bourne whence
110 traveler returns. The mother, who
about seventy-five years of age, and
weighs upward of two hundred pounds
avoirdupois, still lives .with her son
George in Londonderry township. The
ten children now living tip the beam of
"Fairbanks" to tlie tune of two thous
and two hundred and fifteen' pounds.
The respective force of gravity of each,
according to their last census, is as fol
lows: George, who lives in Londonderry
township, i!5 pounds; Joseph, who
holds forth at Fair Hope, Somerset Ce.,
220 pounds jefJohn, who resides in the
State of Indiana, 2G3 pounds in his shirt
res; Daniel, who lives in Kansas,
223 pounds ; : Adam, who is a resident of
the "Smoky City,"; Pittsburgh, 240
pounds ; Sarah ahd Polly who reside in
this county, 340 and 200 pounds respec
tively ; Nany, who live in Mary laud,
200 pounds ; Bcsey, who has followed
the advice of the lamented Greeley aud
"gone West," 200 pounds; The father
weighed ISO pounds,' and the deceased
children ranged In weight from ISO to
225 pounds each. If anybody can beat
this l-t hira raise and speak.
The President and Civil Service
The President is taking a heroic po
sition in regard to civil service reform,
and holding to it with most commenda
ble courage. People at a distance little
know what a pressure is brought against
him from Congress to persuade him to
abandon the scheme. It requires great
courage for him, through the Postmas
ter General, to tell the Republican Rep
resentatives that he will not remove any
of the country postmasters on the re
commendation of a Congressman, nor
even fill a vacancy upon such request.
But the bravest step of all was that ta
ken by him when he said that no elH-
vieut officer should M removed because
he supported by Greeley hi the recent
campaign. General Grant is evidently
in earnest iu this matter, and he de
serves great credit for it, but now is the
time for the people to stand by him, for
he will need all the support that the
public can give him. 1 Selfish politicians
will endeavor to break down his scheme
unless they fear the people.
An Irishman, on being told that a
newly Invented stove would save just
half his fuel, replied : "Arrah, then I'll
have two and save all, my jewel."
Where does this hurae cur run?" said
the old gentleman from the country to
the boot black. "Dtinuo," said the imp
of the blacking bottle, "the hones runs
at tha uose."
UNDER THE SNOW.
Down in tad vallev under the hill
Droppeth the snowflake white and still, 1
Wrapping the violet sear my feet, .
Cold and stiff in its winding sheet. ;
Maay, alas! are toe a rera that Lie,
Cold and pale .neath the winter sky, .
Jtfaay tee dear ones sleeping lew ... ! 1
Under toe sheet of driven snow. j
ft neatlev tha precious monnxl-l '
snd white be it ever found-
notr nnaeis tneir vigils keep - -
Where my darling- was laid in sleep..
twfl ana wintry tneeartn may ne.
Yet mv suirit w'ill stav with thee:
Morning and night my heart will go
Out in the valley under the snow. ,
When throasrh the wintrv vales of tima
Wanders the spring of that heavenly clime,
" doi siiese icuers OA sin ana uoain
Kelt away in its genial breath
When the Unlit from the "a-oldea hills'
Earth's drear winter with gladness thrills.
r-racioua nowers will Dtoouk, A anew,
Lifeless now 'near the winter snow. 1
ODDS AND ENDS.
X Poet begins an apostrophe to the
ocean with "Prodijrious dampness!"
' - . , .
been sent to dry a towel before the fire
is it done when it's brown?"
Milwaukee' hag- had a wooden 'wed-
- . , . .
dinir. . Henrv Block was married tn
Amanda Board. - '
Pl, mi oil.' , . , .
A fnnl TUl lnAbttifr-nlaaa I.. 1, . . 1, n
- '"" -
looi speaKS witnout reflectiiig, and the
tl-:., - a. tj.u 1 ,.,
s-5' "" wius speraiug.
A .Memphis dueling party were driv-
en mto a cemetery by a facetious hack-
man "so that they might be burled I
without unnecessary exrnjnse'n
The- only way to be sure you will
never tell, anything to your wn disad
vantage is to kuow nothing, to your
disadvantage to tell.,, :.
It has been remarked, by a sage old
bachelorthat woman should do, all she
could to make this earth a paradise for
man, as It was all her' fault he lost the
Sailors are not necessarily making
plumduff when they are stemming the
currents. ' .. ,-. :, ; : .' 1: .-,
The heirs of Bobinson Crusoe have
instituted a suit to recover the island of
juaii rer nan ucz, 1011 nu meir ciaim up-
on the ground that
be w as "monarch
of all he surveved."
I wish you would not smoke cigars,'
said a plump' little black-eyed girl to
her lover. "Why may not I smo':e as
well as your chimney?"' ''"Because
chimneys don't smoke when thoy are
n good order." .. He has quit smoking.
An "artist in marble" elaborated
what he considered a triumphant statue
01. mas King 01 Deasts, tne lion,, and
sent it to compete for a prize at an ex-
nibit ton of statuary. He received the
first prize for a beautiful sleeping bull-1
pup in marble."
"The first exclamation of an Ameri
can belle on entering the Cathedral at
Milan was, "Oh, what a church to get
A shrill old lady in Memphis, when-
ever she loses her scissors, rouses tlie
whole family: "Where's them shears
appeared to!" "
It seems that turkey ts desirous of
Borrowing rrom tne united (states gome
suggestions relating to the establish-1
ment of long lines of railway. That
fame of our trans-continental rail- I
roads should, have even reached the I
Sublime Porte is not so surprising as
that the Sick Man. as the Ottoman Em-
Dire is usually called, should want tiJ
copy our system."' Perhaps he is not so
sick, after all.
"Mother," said a little girl who was
engaged in making her doll an apron
believe I will be a duchess when I
grow up." "now do you expect to be
duchess, my daughter," said her moth-1
Why, by marrying a dutchinan, I
be sure," replied the girl."' . . I
ated, man or woman?" "Why, woman,
eonrse evervbodv knows that Eve
was the first maid.",;;: I,:!,:..;.
There is a young lady in Camden
town do refiued in her language that
she never nses the word ('blackguard,"
but substitutes "African sentinel." "
Our own people would do well to be
their guard. Dangerous counterfeit
United' States Treasury $5 notes are in
rssBlation in Baltimore. The paper ou
which they are printed is too thin to
take well the large amount of ink usu
ally employed. The engraving compar
ed ith: thot'of the'-geiioine, Is rough; '
but the surest way to detect the true
from the false Is by the paper.
Mrs.' A. Whipple, ' of Portland, Co
lumbia county, Wis,' died suddenly
from the effects Of paring a1' corn too
closely. :"- &: i '': ,:,
Mr. Mitchell, an English member of
Parliament, has Bhonked the aristocrat
ic society of which he was an ornrment,
by marrying a pretty Irish bar-nuiid.
A Western widow wonld like to meet
the printer who, when she advertised
for an agent, made her appear to want
t gent." " ',' ' ' '
. . . , . . ..-.':
Mrs. Partington does aot approve of
this new langled stuff, diabolical acid,
but she is highly delighted to see there
an antisceptic. -- a
A practical chemist the other day put
lighted match into a tin can that had
contained nltro glycerine. : Up to tlie
present time no inquest has been held
nothing can be found for the coroner
A witty son of St. Patrick was in
charge of a ferry boat. A lady pas
senger, being frightened by the waves.
asked him: "Are people ever lost by
this boat?" He gave her the encourag
ing reply, "Not often, ma'am ; we gen
erally find them afterwards by dragging
the river." :
The town of Lincoln, R. I., claims to
have tlie oldest bell.' ; It summon the
operators of a factory to their daily toil
and bears an Inscription, declaring that
was made In Amsterdam by l'etr
Least In 1263. It was brought to this
country from the West Indies among a
lot of refuse metal.
Numerous flocks of crows still linger
in the evergreen forests of Western
Massachusetts, ami this disposition of
the hardy bird to remain in its summer
nworts after the closing In of winter is
accepted by weather seers as prophetic
of a mild season. Not very mild so far,
however. ' :
A Bronze statue of Mr. Greeh-y Is
suggested to be erected by the side of
that of Franklin In Printing nouse
Square, and in full view of the Tribune
office, the scene of his life's Khors. The
Idea is a good en and we hope it will
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bor, it mar bo .set-down as an in
violable rule that such person is dis
honest. Xot only dishonest, but
from his ' infamous disposition.
dangerous to all with whom he may
De acquainted.. : He circulates falsa
impressions-and sets people upon
an erroneous course of judgement
and conduct in respect to others,
which may frequently be ruinous to
tteir prosperity. It does a general
injury to society,1 more than to the
party injured, as it destroys confi
dences..: The person who is guilty
of circuiting malicious reports must
necessairly be decietful and- there
fore dishonest He mast have aban-
doned every principle of moral feel-
img..-- Jb ancient times,' when a man
- . t m t . . 1
was coavictea oi Dew? & si&naerer.
cnrse to the whole communitv. In
mvWn tim t Wo u even . tint.
remedy than this, to cease all as
: -- " -
sooatton. with sach characters, lreat
thenT line-- lepers, j abandoned them
lu ua-ir aiuu, nuivu is . nuvtzu
an example to others. This rule is
nWrl nmr.no- .11 intoli; (runt luA.
i-.- "'"a o--- r-:
pje, and should be invairably carried
out till the desired sbjeet is aocom
Circumstantial Evidence at
Fault—A Five Year's Mystery
—A Murdered Man Appears
—The Alleged Murderer
cumstantial evidence, and sentenc
the ed to death, which sentence was
lnJ wel,J Mr. Blod
of Mr. Blod-
gett!, of De Witt, N. YV who was
supposed to have been murdered
near tbitt Jjlac some five years ago.
as wen as muruer
''will-out," and shows' the danger of
trusting too implicitly tr circum
stantial evidence. . One night about
five years ' ago, 31 r. Blodgett, a
wealthy well-to do farmer, left bis
home with the intention of eoins to
the neighboring town of CoIIamer,
to pay some worKmen who- were
pay some, workmen who
there erecting a building for him,
and for that purpose carried a con
siderable amount of money with
him. and' as- the distance between
the two towns was . inconsiderable
set out on foot. . As Air. .Blodgett
did not return home that day or the
next, considerable anxiety was felt
coneernin? him bv his friends and
family. Which was increased bv the
fact that he had not been in Colla-
mer. Inquiry elicited the fact that
woman living in a lonely house on
the road between De Witt and Coll
lamer heard, or imagined she heard,
strusgle before her house, and a
cry of murder sent up by some one
in agony. - iieing frighted, the wo
man locked herself in, and made no
attempt to find, out the meaning of
the mysterious sounds; . an exami-
natum of the scene of the supposed
murder threw no light on the sub
Meet. mr. jsioagest was given up lor
lueaujsnu suspicion leu 00 a I'au
character named Carey, who was
arrested on a charge of committing
the crime, convicted on purely cir
commit-''! to imprisonment for life.
year or two alter Jfr. Blodgett's
disappearance, a skeleton was found
in a pond not far from tire scene of
'J16 supposed murder, and as ;t ap-
pcared to be of the missing person,
his family gave op all doubts as to
his death, and administered on his
eslate. home two weeks ago one of
Mr. Blodgett's sons received a letter
from him dated at Emporium, ra.,
stating that he was alive and well,
but needed money to enable bHn to
return home. . The son instantly re
paired to the place indicated, and
baa .-.,. .-.l ia An.i 1. ; fat 1, - -i;-
his disappearance, but says, how
ever, that no attempt was made up
on his life. :' The family affairs are
somewhat embarssed by the reap
pearance of the missing men, as his
property had been, divided among
his heirsj who will probably, how
ever effect an arrangement with hi m.
It will be seen froui the above that
an-'iiinocoot man- lwtnly escaped a
shameful death, and endured a long
imprisonment, simply because of an
overweening belief on the part of
the jury and public in circumstaa
tial evidence... ' " '
Why Jenks Never Married.
"I thiuk a woman is . a tremend
ous being," said Jenks. ' "When
she's right, she's the Tightest thing
that floats. When she's wrong, she's
the biggest nuisance that plows the
the sea, even she's little and don't
draw two feet of water. Perhaps it
isn't just the thing to say to a boy
like yon, but yon'U never speak of
it, if I should tell ron little some
"tlh, never: I assured him.
'WeU, I s'posc I might have been
a married man," and Jenks avoided
mv -eyes by pretending to discover
a horseshoe iu the road.
"You don't say so!" I exclaimed
in undisguised astonishment, for it
had never occurred to me that such
a man as Jenks could marry.
"les, 1 waited on a girl once.
"Was she beautiful?'' I inquired.
"Well, I should say fair to mid
dling", .responded. Jenks, pursing
his lips as if determined to render
a cafldid judgment. "Fair to mid
dling, barring a few freckles."
"But you didn t leave uer lor tne
freckles?" 1 said.
"No, I didn t leave her for tho
freckles. She was a good girl, and
waited on her. It don t seem pos
sible now that I ever ra'alv waited
on a girl, but I did." ,,..,:
"And why didn t you marry herr'
I inquired warmly.
"It wasn t her fault, said -Jenks.
Sho was a good girL"
; -Then why didn't you marry her?
,,"Wcll there was another . fellow
got to hanging round, . and you
know how such things 'go. I was
bnsv, and didn't tend up very well,
I s'Kse and she got tired wait
ing for me or something and the
other fellow married her, but Tve
never blamed her.i. She's been sor
ry enough, I guess."
Jenks gave a sigh of mingled re
gret and pity, and the subject was
dropped. rrir Jtoniticastle"
Dr. Holland's neie itoi jr, in Seribi
A youth with a turn for figures, had
five eatgs toTinil, and being told to give
them three minutes each, boiled them a
-uarterof an hour altogether.