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BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians.
Das. POMEEEXE t WISE,-
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, MILLERS
bnra,otaio. office Hours -- Wednesdays,
from 1 to 5 o'clock r. M., and on Saturdays
from o'clock a. m. toS o'clock r. M. 34 u
W. C STOUT, "M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARNES, M. DBCLEO
tic Physician aad haiveaii, Oxford, fiolmea
. Connty, Ohio. Special .aaTealkwi B-ivra te
Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
free. Ottoa hoart froia A. M. to 3 p. M, on
Tuesday's and datardas. 4 , . , , amis
P. P. POMEEENE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BERLIN.
iM. JI. BOSS. M.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. MILLERS
burg, Ohio, once First door West of Cor
ner formerly occupied by Mill vane. Resi
dence, second door south of T. B. RaidTs
corner. Omce days, Wednesday and Satur
day afternoons. itf
DR. S. WILSON,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND
Residence, West Liberty Street, Wooster, O.
All accounts considered due as soon as servi
ces are rendered. . stv
. J. G. BIGHAM, M. D,
PHYSICIAN SURGEON, MILLERSBURG,
Ohio. Office and Residence, at South part of
Washington Street. Itf
DR. JOHN LEHMAN, .
Germ an Physician. Treats Chronic Diseases,
especially Female Complaints, with crest
umce on r.Msi taoerty street, n 00s-
G. W. EVERETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG,
n. d. Mcdowell,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O
Office Second door in McDowell's building
west of the Court House. Itf
JOHN W. VORHES,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O.
Office over the Book Store. . , . . Itf
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. Office above Long, Brown
m vv. s Bona. itl
J. M. ROBINSON,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
MILLERSBURG, O. Illlice over Maver's
store, opposite the Court House. . aHf
L. R. HOAGLAXD,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
J, j. husttox, . .
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. M1I.I.H(SHI R(1 O
Col lectious proinntlv attendol to. Office op
posite the First National Bank. Till
COURTNEY at APPLETON,
Corner Main A Iepot Streets,
Mllleraburg, - - OMo.
W. R. POMEROY,
PRACTICAL AND OPERATIVE DENTIST,
umce in Aegeispacn'6 isuiiuing, over max.
well's Clothing Store. an 3
T. L. PIERCE,
Commercial Block, over Shonp's
Simeon Spahr'a Etate.
NOTICE It hereby gives, that the ubaei iuer
kii hMtM Euuoinml and aualihed as Ax-
ecntorof theeitate of Simeon Spabr, latoof
Holmes county, deceased.
Dated at Millenburg, this tlst day of April,
A- D. 1878.
36w3 WILUAM H.SPAHR.
A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interet9 of nolnui Xnty9and lAcal and General Intelligence.
OW Vnr YYTY
MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES C0TJKTT,0,7 THURSDAY MAT 15, 1873.
Vol. Ill, No. 39.
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Photography. Dentists. Hotels.
OSJIVIM.K. O- NOTCH Or R F; DEPOT.
4 thv iuBriiiiic sum llrtr tY' mhiiiia. imt.
J LreaUltL The Hunt House Is
lir -riteTs style, and is one o
w nnm up
01 ue tesc
Imw) oa the V. W. AC.R.R. CoBntry
rople irill And it to their interest to stop t
L. J. 1IAMPSON, Proprietor. Passenger!
conveved to anl from the Can, freeo4 caarge.
IkaT" General staxe OOtce. - 1 Itf
WEST END MAIN STREET. MILLERS-
Uurg, Ohio, JOSEPM ilDTLKa, proprietor.
This House is in rood enter, aad its (nests
win ne wen earra lor. tsi
C. 13. BEEGLE,
Plain A Ornamental
AH enters DromDtlT x
Orders to be left t J. UL LVAN-C'd
k 4 a - -
. Da-ALIB I
V i i , .' . . '
Carpet and Curtains!
Having tlie largest aad handsome! stork of
A Maiitttfer , BrumelU , Ta prttry, 7Tree-jJy, Ingra in
Oil Cloth. Matting
Ever shown In Northern Ohio,
L AIVI13 R.EQTJI1VS
A full Line of Upholstery.
Beclnrith, Sterling & Co.,
18BSUPERIOR ST ,
Cleveland, Ohio. SlmS,
J. P. LARIMER,
SAVING remoTed hit store to one door west
of N. 1. JlcCormick's store, 1 intend to
'eeo a flrst-cla&s Flour. Feed and Provision
1 have purchased a stock of
Such as Coffee, Tea. Sng-ar, Syrup, Carbon Oil,
Kentncky Uominy, Peas, Currants, Or-
anfes, Lemons, Raisins, Figs,
extract. Spices. Starch
Also, Manrin's celebrated SUGAR, LEMOl
jua anu iKutu
Clears, f fees' manufacture.
TobaCCO. o" kinds, at wholesale
AH mods sold at small Droits and delivered
to any part of the town.
HIGHEST PRICK PAID FOB
Com, Potatoes, Sea m and ountry
Produce, Fur 4s Sheep Pelts.
Feb. 1, iraBtf J.P.LARIMER.
&. H. Siznibbo,
: BERLIN,' OHIO,
WOULD resuertfullv announce to the eiti
xens of Holmes and aliobiiaxeounties.
that he is prepared to 4o all work la his line
and guarantee satisfacttoa. .
Harness Made to Order.
He has the rirht tor thi? conntr for the
PONS' PATENT TUG BUCKLE, which is su
perior to all others.
y-aoue out luc ucst woTamen empioyco.
, Aag. SO, 187.
Spring and Summer
SPECIAL SALE !
COTTONS & C0TT01TADES
For Farmers' Wear. "
' BENTOH, O.
B. H. STAIR & CO.,
Late J. STAIR A SUM. . - -
'Wholesale aad Retail Dealers in
Seeds, Plants,Bulbs, Fruits,
115 Ontxrio St., Cleveland, O. 3ml
The Best and Most IMPROVED
Fire and BTirglir-Pooof ,
S A PBS !
Are made by the PITTSBURG
1C7 Penn Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
i-k $ -v I -
HAVING PURCHASED THE GROCERY
and Provisioa btore of C. F. Leety. Mala
streak, aad aaviur refitted the rooms in good
style, and addedlargely to the stock, and is
aow proparea to inrnisn an wno may inror
him with their natronare with evervthina is
his line of trade, such as
Canned Fruits, Figs,
c. tVc . fcc. c.
AH of which wfll be sold at the J ' '
Lowest Market Price
FOB CASH, j j
Be ateo teepa the -very best brands of :
Wines and Liquors,
Suitable tor aaedtchul porposes, which he vBI
aot JalUia the driaA. . - - - .. ;
uive aim a call waee yea wus aaytaiattas
' CHARLES HOSE.
At the old "Heraer Corner."
M lllenburg. O Aug. 1, 1871. eotf
i pnrrhaed the lflllersburr Mills and if
now in reaUinean to accomniudate all who may
laror nun wit a
The Mill is one of the Terr best and no ef
fort will be kparea to please customers.
FLOUR, FEED, &G.
Kept constantly oa hand. Highest market
pnev paiu lor
All Kinds of Grain.
- ff. FSHBSSBACB.'
M lllenburg, O. attf
Uillersturg lime , Buln !
1 MILE EAST OF TOWN,
ON THE MAXWELL FARM.
THE undersigned would respectfnlly an
nounce to the public that they have con
stantly on band, at their kiln, a superior qual
And are prepared to All all order, promptly.
Im3 HECKER A BURNET.
Rosbbt c Maxwell
Johm T. Maxwell.
Geits' Hii GDOfls !
. v. .' : 5 I- if
1 - i
AXlllez-aa bua-c Oliio.
would respectfully announce that I keep
constantly on hand a good supply of
Fresh Groceries and Pro
low figures. ' FRESH MEATS of all kinds
be had dally. East Room, Critchflekl's
cing, opposite the Court House.
I WM. II. GAfel)-
A. S. L0WTHEB, ,
Jackscn St, MillerBbiirg. O.
Above MaxwelVs Clothing Store,
ALL work entrusted In his hands will be
wade up in the latest style, most durable
manner, and guaranteed to give entire satis
faction in every case, oive him a triul.
We are also agent for the Howe Sewing Ma
chine, and keep on hand Needles, Fixtures and
Findings: Oil by the bottle or
We would renDectfullr Invite the attention of
puuiic ui our
We have a full upplv of plants on hand.
wishing to pumhuse plants will do well
give us acalL We also luruish plants and
the term ol three years, warranting them
grow, and war rau ting a good stand for the
OITE DOLLAR PER ROD!
three annual payments. We thank the peo
ple of Holmes ami TuMutrawa counties lor
their large patronage, and those wishing to
GOOD HEDGE FENCE !
Will do well to give ns the job, as we are ex
perienced in tbe bnineK ol' Hedge Growing,
can make a fence in four years siifllcieiit
tnra any stork, aud on any soil. Parties get
ting 1000 Mods or Over SO per
vent. ujj. . , .
We have removed from walnntcreek to
ShaneVville, Tuscarawas Cth, wbera we will be
happy to atteua to all oraera.
E. M. TROVER,
THE BAREFOOT BOY.
THE BAREFOOT BOY. BY [...]
Blesaings on thee. HUXt man, .
Barefoot boy, with CTWek dfun !
W ith thy turned -rip pAnuUooM,
- Aad thy merry whistled tune:.;
! With thy-rod lip, redder still,
' Ku&ed tiy Hra wbrnr. on the hill;
' With the sunshine on thy face,
Through thr torn brim's jaunty grace!
From my heart I rife thee joy;
I wuMceauareioot bor.
Prinee thou art that grown-irp man
only is repuDiican,
Let the milliooed-ilollared ride!
BareeToot, tattdging at his side.
Thou hat more than he can buy.
In the rtiach mf ear and eye;
Outward sunshine, inward joy, ' -r
Blessdn oa thee, barefoot boy ! -'
i . . i , i
0!fcrloyhsMl'f paisiewpLar, 1 i
tMeep that wakes in Faughing day. -.
Health that focks the doctor's roles;
Knowledge never learned at ncboob,
or the wild bee's morning chase.
Of the wild-flower's time and place,
FlightoC fowl, aad habitude
Of toe taoajutsorthe wood;
How the ground mole tints his well,
How the tortoUe bean hi bell.
How the woodchnck dig his cell.
How tbe robin feeds her young.
How tbe ride's aet-t is bung ;
Where the whitest lilies blew,.
Where tbe ireiet berries grow, -Z
Where the ground-nut trails itn Tine,
Where the wood-grape' clusters shine;
Of the black wasp's ennning way, r
Mason of hi wall of clav. . . 9A
And tbe arehkectural piamv -4. W
Of gray hornet artisan.!
For eschewing books and taks.
Nature anftwei alt he aks.
Hand in band with her he walks,
FaJoJaoe with her he tsUhe, r- -j
X:?Z3riipwr4rt Joy. - ' w
jtlesatngt on the barefoot hoy i
O, for lestal dainties spread, -
Like my howl of milk and bread,
Pewter spoons and bowl of woutt,
On tbe door-stone, gray and rude,
O'er me like a legal tout,
Cloudy-ribbed, the sunset bent;
furpie curtained, fringed with gold.
Loourti in many a wlnl-wung Ut
WbiUt. for muic cV4xe tbe wLar
Of the pled frog's orchestra:
And, to light the noisy choir.
Lit the By his lamp of Are.
I wsj. monarch: pomp and joy -
Waited oa Lbe Im retool bay! -
Cheerily, then, my little man!
Lire and laugh as boyhood can;
Though the flinty slopes be banl."-tstubole-apeared
tte new-mown sward.
Every morn ball lead thee through
Fresh btptrsms of tbe dew;
Every evening from thy feet .
tthail the cool wind ki the heat; ,
in the prison-cells of pride,
lose the freedom of the sod ,
Like a colt's for work be shod.
Made to tread tbe mills of toil.
Up aod dowa woeaaeless mtrt; r ,
Uappy iftoeir-traek be found .
Never on forbidden ground.,-
Hajipy if tliey sink not in
Uuack and uacberous sand of sin.
Ah! that tbon eooldst know thy joy,
Kre it passes barafoot boy !
AN OLD SAILOR'S YARN.
Three Weeks on an Iceberg in
the North Atlantic Ocean.
I don't think I can do better, sir,
afternoon than just go on right
I left off the other day j when I
to go home to' the old woman, and
you all that me and Scott j- andXed
the other chap what wag with
in the boat when they picked me
went through with, onto that ice
assured my friend that it was a mat
of indifference to me, what the sub
matter of the yarn might be since
knew it would be a good one if he
it, and he then proceeded :
"You see, sir, when I'm spinning a
I'm just like I am when I'm do
ing a job of work. I don't like to leave
half done, as I was obliged to the
day; you see my old woman,
though she's as good a woman as ever
draw'd a mug of ale, has her ways. So
as I get home to tea at Ave o'clock,
I find my tea all ready, and every
thing bright and clear all round the ho
rizon as well as overhead, with pros
pects of continuance. I eat my sup
per, and finds my pipe all filled for a
moke afterward ; and at six o'clock I
my lantern all ready, and my pail
a snack in it for 12 o'clock, and I
kiss Polly and away I go down to
dock regular; but if I don't get
in time, or if I have taken a little
is good for me, then the weather
very cloudy round our house, and I
to look out for squalls. Polly's as
a tempered woman as ever stood
a tap when everything's all right;
atween yon and me, found a many
year ago that it ain't best to put her
As a sailor for many years of
I believes in discipline: always
my officers, no matter wbatsum
ever your officers are, and get out of
ship as soon as convenient if things
agreeable, that's my motto, I be
in everybody being captain of
own craft, and so Polly naturally
commands at home, and of course has
presarve discipline among me and
children, and I don't mind a tellin'
she does it.
suppose, sir, one of the loncsomest
feelings that a man can have is to find
himself in the water away out on" the
and see his ship a sailin' away
him. Leastwise I know I never
so deserted before as I did on that
afternoon when I tumbled off the old
Albecore's forecastle and see her a sail-
off from me. Of course the main
was aback, but that ain't no way
stop a ship, not if you want to stop
dead, which, was particularly desir
able to me about that time; but as I
you afore, it was all along of the
confusion which always perwails, and
always did perwail, and always will
perwail on board a ship, whenever a
tumbles overboard or a fire breaks
sudden, or when she fetches up sud
den on a rock or iceberg. It's the sud
denness of the thing that does it, you
and not the danger. I've been on
Jersey coast in a steamer with the
machinery broke down and a hard gale
blowing from the eastward and she a
driftin' in shore at the rate of a couple
knots, and all hands ready to let go
anchors and cut away the masts.
if the anchors didn't hold, that
would tro ashore, and though all
would be likely to lose the num
ber of their mess, the discipline of that
would be premrved to the last, and
orders would be obeyed, 'cause there
be time to get ready for the event
it would be expected ; but if that
steamer, through an error in the
chronometer, or from overrunning her
reckoning, was to have run onto that
shore sudden, why every man
be for himself and the Lord for
whole of 'em, and there would be
sorts of confusion. If all hands had
aknowd I was agin' overboard that ar
ternoon, why when the helm was put
she would a shot up in stays well
wind'ard of me, the aftcryards would
been braced about, the headyards
a been left aback, the ship would
stopped dead in the water and would
drilled down atop of me, and I might
been picked up as little Billy Tooley
off the Cape of Good Hope without
lowerin a boat. But you see it
weren't to be so, and arter the main
yard run in course site wouldn't go
and when site fell off she got
on her, and away she went a couple
knots an hour. I suppose if it hadn't
been for theai single whips I was tell-
yon on they ever 'woafld a got that
stern boat down so neatly.. If she'd a
rigfSy th ' anyj: oPfbeni detach
ing apparatuses,5, whim tatveaWwas no
ship I've been In' 'tis ten to one she'd a
been swamped afore she got clear of the
tackles, 'cause them things always ope
rated too soon or else not soon enough ;
but with these whips all you had to do
was to let go and they unrove and your
boat was all clear from the ship and all
right,' . -.. :
" Twas lucky thing for. me that I
had the lifebuoy, for although I could
swim like a fish I couldn't bav-kpt np
long iu that cold water, and with all my
clothes on, anyhow I was mighty glad
when the chap in the boat beard me hol
and pulled for me. They had
hard job a puliin' me into the boat, all
soaked as I was, and I was so numbed
that I could not help myself much ; but
they got me in at last, and I laid down
the stern sheets completely beat out.
How we missed the ship I don't know,
I know that we did miss her, and
arter it shut in dark Scotty and the oth
chap give It np, and resolved to lay
till morning. So then, two laid
don'n alongside of, ratvaod we all went
sleep. In the monujiif. the fog was
thick as ever, so there wan nothing
it but to jest lie still ia hopes some'
vessel would come along and pick us
We was right in the track of ves
fishermen, -and others, so we had
great fear but that we would soon be
aboard of some craft, and the greatest
trouble was that we were getting pre
cious hungry. The log had wee the
dottles' of the other two chaps, and we
able to squeeze enongfa water out of
them to quench ourthiist a bit. As for
clothes, they was wet enough, but
salt to be good for anything. That
the time we would have liked to
had some of old Wiggins beans,
inore'n once that morning Scotty
to me :
1 Tom, if the Lord spares my life pat
this scrape I'll never tarn, up my
at anything in the way of grab."
guess it mast have been about elev
by the look of the sun when tlie fog
and we looked all around, you
be sure, tor onr ship or any other
we could get aboard of, bnt the
sail in sight was a square rigger
to the westward, her courses just
above the water. Whether she was our
or not I don't know, bnt I suppose
was, because I knew the old man
would look for ns as long as there was
chance of finding ns, 'cause he
wouldn't like to lose the boat for one
reason, and then taking three of us out
the crew would make him rather
Away to the northward of ns, about
miles or so, was a big iceberg, and
soon as Scotty claps his eyes on that
"My lads, there's plenty of good
drinkin' water on that berg, and like
birds. I don't like the looks of
weather to the southward, and I
we'll be safer on that there island
in the boat, if it comes on to blow."
Well, Xed and me hadn't neither of
been much among ice, and we said
go anywhere that Scotty thought
and so I says to him, 'Scotty, you
have charge of this expedition,
Xed and me will do whatever yon
So Xed and me we pulled the boat
Scotty steered. I suppose we was
nigh an hour afore we reached the
'cause we had to pull round to
leeward of it, and then pull along till
found a good place to land. We come
place at last where the sea had worn
a place about twenty foot across
made a little bay like, and we pell-
the boat in here and landed. It was
pretty good tug to haul the boit np,
she wern't a very large boat, and
managed at last to get her np on a
ledge where we thought she would
safe. Then we started for water,
sure enough, as Scotty had said,
come to a little pond of as good wa
as ever was drank.
Scotty had gone off by himself to see
he could find, and by and by he
back and said he'd found a place
on the south side of the island,
the sun of the waves or some
thing or other had made a kind of a
that would be a good place for ns
sleep. So we take everything out of
boat that would unship, the rudder,
thwarts, stern sheets,' bottom board,
&c, and carries, them over to
Scotty had found this cave.. SnreJ
enough, when we got there we found
most complete place you can im
agine; It we bad a made it ourselves,
couldn't have made it any better; it
very large, that's a fact, but It
big enough for us three, and it was
good protection from the rain, which
a comin' down pretty lively, ana
the wind, which had been a bree
on steady all day, and was now
blowln' half a gale. We laid all the
we had brought over onto the
and made a kind of a platform,
laid down on the boards, and was
comfortable than we'd been any
since we left the old ship. ' Scotty
as how the berg was a ground he
thought, else there'd a been more mo
to it, for tbe sea bad got np by this
and was a breaking with great
on the weather side of the berg,
sending the spray sometimes nearly np
where we was, and we was pretty
up too. Scotty said as how he was
we'd get out of this scrape, 'cause
he, 'it stands to reason if this berg
a been here we'd a had to stay
the boat, and, in the gale that's a
on, we'd a most likely got
swamped, but here is this berg all ready
us to land on, and, now we are
landed, here is thl s little house for us to
in, and as soon as ever it's dark
catch some birds for our supper;
got no end of water, and toback-
enough for some days, and if we
a. been golnt to be took off by
by, all these here things wouldn't
been pcrvided for up.
Well, Xed and me, we wag glad to
him talk that way, 'cause we knew
been tip the Arctic a whalin', and
know'd more'n we did ; but we wished
would come dark, 'cause we was
hungry. I'd put a whole plug
terbacker in my pocket that after
wheu I went overboard, and
though 'twas pretty salt it was a great
comfort to me just then. I didn't like
ask either of the other chaps for any,
you see, I didn't know how long
voyage was a goln' to last, and 1
know'd they'd want all their supplies.
last It come dark, and then we went
the birds. We had to climb away
to the top of the berg, and It was
hard work, 'cause the rain made it very
slippery.- Only me and Scotty went m
'cause Scotty said Xed most stay ,0H
answer our bail sa we etmld nad-th
way back, 'cause, you know, there wan
no street lights there, and one part
looked pretty much like another in tbe
dark. We'd seen where the birds had
lighted, and we scrambled up to them
afore it got pitch dark, and no difficul
ty in catching 'em.- We each got
couple, and then we started down again.
shoutin out to Xed once in a while so
that we might not lose our way.
I don't think, sir, you'd make a very
hearty meal off of them raw sea gulls,
if you had 'em "here to-night, but if
you'd a been four-and-twenty hours
without food, and knocked about as we'd
been, you'd be glad of anything. They
was pretty strong and fishy, there's no
denyln' it, but we felt a heap right bet
ter arter we'd done supper than we did
before. --. , . ,
"If I only had a pull at a pipe now,'
said Xed, "I wouldn't change places
with tbe Emperor of Rushy." Ashe
couldn't by no means get a smoke, be
was safe in eayin' -so. - Howsoever we
down close together and thank
ed God 'twas no worse, and went off to
sleep. "I was woke np sometime in the
night by the old berg beginning to
thump on the bottom, and the other
chaps was woke up about the same
time. . I don't know how long we bad
slept, but the wind had piped on and
it was blowln' a hard gale, and tbe sea
had got; np to that extent that each
wave would strike the bottom with a
shock that would make everything
"Blowed if I ain't afeard this here
craft will go to pieces," says Xed.
Xever you be afeard of that, ship
mate," said Scotty; "this old berg has
traveled many a hundred mile, and
stood many a gale ot wind afore now.
and she ain't goin' to pieces yet, not if
knows anything about ice."
Just then there came the most tre
mendous shock we'd had yet, and it
seemed as if one of the highest peaks
had toppled over and come crashing
down ; and then all of a sudden the
wind seemed to moderate, although the
sea kept np and the thumps on tbe bot
tom still continued.
My lads," says Scotty, "I think that
there squall was the last flurry of the
sou wester, and the wind's gone in to
nor west, we'll have fine weather to
"Yes, fine, but mighty cold," said
" We're in luck agin, boys," said Scot
ty, 'cause our house here's under the
lee; we'd freeze if it was on the other
side of tbe island."
Says I, "did either of yon hear any
thing singler when that big crash came f
Seemed to me I heard above all the
crash in' something like a shout; but of
course it couldn't be."
Well, now you mention it," says
Scotty, "I beerd that too, but of course
was only the wind, 'cause there's no
one here to shout except us three, and
we was still enough."
" Well, we got used to the thumps, as
we did not feel the wind and was pretty
comfortable we soon dropped off to
sleep again, and slept I don't know how
long. I was waked by a shout from
Scotty: - "Turn ont there, lads, for I'm
blowed if we ain't shnt In."
The cave was still dark, but Scotty'
voice seemed to come from the entrance.
groped my way along, and presently
got to where be was and could see a
smair chink of light through the icy
wall which had formed through the
night across the entrance of the cave.
"It's all clear now," said Scotty.
"That crash we heard in the night was
this bowlder tumbling down, and when
thought tbe wind bad shifted it was
only that we couldn't hear it on ac
count of beln' shut up. I'm more'n
ever of a mind now," said he, "that we
took off from here,, 'cause if we hadn't
been a goin' to be we'd a been crushed
last night. Xow, see here how com
plete this here is. Last night we had a
bouse all complete except that the doors
wasn't bung, aad the wind comes in in
large numbers; down comes this chunk
ice and. our house is complete and
ship shape." .,
"How. are yon goin' to get out f" says
Ned.' .. '
"Cut ourselves out," says Scotty.
So we took out our sheath knives and
went to work. It was a long job, for
had to cut through about ten feet of
ice; but the ice was not bard, and at
last, after some hours' hard work, we
out. The first thing we did was to
look for pur boat. We went over to the
other side of the berg where we bad
left ber, but no trace of her was to be
seen. In fact, the whole formation of
berg was changed, and it appeared
ii "on this side also one of the peaks
had toppled down and fallen on the
ledge where we had left our boat.
Whether that was so, or whether she
had washed away by the sea, we never
knew; s!ie was gone and we never saw
We're in for it now," said Xeil, "and
may make np our minds to spend the
rest of our lives on this blasted ice
berg." '"That be blowed for a yarn," says
Scotty; 'we'll be took off; we're right
the track of ships, and some of 'em
will see us ; don't you give up yet, my
hearty," says he to Xed.
"I ain't a givin' up," says Ned, "but
what the blazes is that down on the edge
the ice there? It looks like a barrel"
We all three scrambled down, and
there, wedged into a cleft in the ice,
was a barrel, and on its head was
marked and I won't forget it in a hur
ry "Davidson t Young; best pilot
bread." About three or four feet from
this there was a piece of a settee, such
ships usually carried on - their poop
deck- for passengers to sit on. And
this was all.
" Boys," said Scotty, "this is a mighty
poor show ; this here barrel of pilot
bread and that settee is all that's left of
ship. 'She struck on this here berg
last night and toppled down those ice
and roarln' .wind was the last wail of
that were aboard of her. Her com
has given us a decent house to live
this here barrel of pilot bread will
keep us from starvln for some time.
There's no great loss, bnt there's some
small gain, and It's an ill wind that
blows nobody no harm."
I could continue this yarn, sir, for
some time, but I see 'tis half past 4, and
must get ready to top my boon and
sail large for home. Arter we'd been
that berg twenty-one blessed days,
seel n ' plenty of vessels, but none of 'em
serin' us, at last one morn in' we sights
a schooner,- and she seen our signals
and run along to leeward of the berg.
Then the skipper he hails: . ,
" Iceberg, ahoy !"
" Hallo !". says Scotty.
' Do you want to be taken off?"
"Aye, aye," says Scotty, and then he
turns to me and Xed, and says ho, 'that
tneie8klpper'sa fool, or else he thinks
we are, bnt I told yon all along we'd be
The Speed of Railroad Trains.
The Hartford Courant has published
some estimates of the speed of American
railroad trains, derived from the state
ments of various engineers. The con
clusion is that no engine can run over
sixty miles an hour. The stories about
engines making ' eighty and ninety
miles an hour are absurd. Some of the
fastest runs have been twenty-six miles
in thirty minutes, from Springfield to
Hartford; eighteen miles in twenty
minutes, from Meriden to New Haven
fifty-four miles in fifty-eight minutes,
on the Boston t Albany road. One,
least, of these trips was made solely
against time. This, then, may be taken
a" lair teet.if -American railway
speed at its best.. Tbe average time on
most of the roads may be put at about
from twenty to tweuty-five miles an
hour. The average on the nine largest
roads in England is about forty-three
miles an hoar. The speed of the trains
on tbe Great Western road is the great
est of any iu the kingdom, and is fifty-
one miles. One road the London
Northwestern runs its mail trains
longest run without stoppage on record
Theory of "Taking Cold."
Professor Rosenthal gives the follow
ing explanation of the pathogenic ac
tion of exposure to cold. Suppose an
individual to have been subjected to an
elevated temperature, such as that of a
ball-room or theatre, or to have engaged
in violent muscular exercise; the cuta
neous vessels are dilated, and in a state
more or less akin to paralysis, and in all
cases more slow to contract than usual
If at this moment the same person be
exposed abruptly and without an inter
mediate transition to a low temperature
especially to a current of cold air, a
considerable loss of heat will be observ
ed upon tbe surface of the body. The
blood which has been thus cooled exter
nally comes back into the internal or
gans and cools them suddenly; which
circumstance alone may, in an organ
predisposed to disease, become the ac
tive cause of some severe malady. The
cutaneous vessels, on their part, become
contracted, driving out the blood which
they contained, and thus produce a kind
Of hyperemia, which In itself may ex
ercise a morbific action. This cause,
however, is usually only an accessory
one, at least in cases where the temper
ature has been much elevated. The
vessels have lost their tonicity, and do
not contract suddenly. But if the dan
ger from collateral hyperemia is thus
diminished, that from refrigeration is
increased. Editor's Scientific Seeord in
Harper's Magazine for May.
A Remarkable Story.
The Hearth and Home says : There
lived in Brooklyn, "not long ago, a man
possessed of a devil, ne had inherited
the devil from his father, in the first
place, and had nursed it until it grew
so strong it took entire possession of
him.' The devil was a very familiar one
and its name was rum. The man had
many noble instincts, and, better than
all these, he had a loving, faithful,
brave wife, who made skilful war upon
the demon, her husband's master. Rec
ognizing the fact that hot husband was
nnder an empowering impulse, that he
longed and struggled manfully to tree
himself from the passion for drink, she
bent all the energies of her woman na
ture to the task of. helping him. She
loved and suffered and toiled, until at
last the loving, and suffering, and toil
ing accomplished their purpose. She
took her husband by the hand, and
shared with him his straggle, until, af
ter years of labor, she overcame bis
devil, and saw him a free man. again.
Her battle with rum had been a fierce
one, taxing and wasting ber strength
sorely, but she was conquerer at last.
Her husband stood upon manly feet,
and showed no signs of falling again.
Several years passed away, and this re
formed man fell ill of consumption.
The distinguished - physician from
from whose lips we have the story pre
scribed alcoholic stimulants as tbe only
means possible of prolonging his life.
The poor wife was in terror, and beg
ged the physician to recall the prescip-
tion. She told him of her long struggle
and her victory, and said that she pre
ferred that her husband should die
then, a sober man, than that he should
fill a drunkard's grave a year later.
But the free spirit of the man was
strong, and he undertook to Like alco
holic liquors as a medicine, and to con
fine himself absolutely to such times
and measures in the matter as the phy
sician should prescribe. Tills he did,
and during the months thus added to
his life he never once drank a single
drop more than the prescription called
for, and he died at last a sober man, as
the wife had so earnestly prayed that
he might. But the end was not yet.
When the loving and patient woman
laid him in his grave, and saw her long
labors thus ended in the victory for
which she had tolled so hard and suffer
ed so bitterly, she turned, in grief, to
the brandy which had been left in the
house, and drinking it, she fell herself
into the power of the devil which she
had fought so heroically. And that
woman died, not many months later, a
hopeless, helpless drunkard.
Teach nothing but the truth of God,
because nothing but that will save
The "gwellest" thing in the way of
acceptances and regrets are engraved
fter tbe fashion of wedding cards,
Ith blanks left for names and dates.
Young ladies who have grandmothers
ransack their ancestral treasures for
hrgh tortoise-shell comlis, and if they
find them stick them In their back hair,
and straightway rejoice exceedingly.
To any young lady bored with a su
perfluity of evening calls, we recom
mend the following method of getting
rid of her too numerous admirers:
Keep on hand a supply of tickets for
fancy fairs and charitable concerts, and
offer a few to every man who comes to
see you. The effect will be surprising.
[From the New York Tribune.]
BY NEST HARTE.
Two low whistles, quaint aad clear.
That was the signal the engineer
That was tbe signal thai Tuild. !. ul4
Gave to his wife at Providence,
as uirwugn tne steeping town, aad moan flt
On to the liirht
Dowa past the farms, lying white, he sped!
As a husband's greeting, scant no doubt.
' " wwui.u uwamg out.
Watching and waiting, no serenade.
Love song or midnixht roundela.
Said what that whistle seemed to say:
"iv my trust true
So love to von !
Working oi waiting. Good night!" it said.
Brisk vonne barmen, tourists In.
OM commuters along tbe line,
nnttenwB anu porters glanced ahead.
Smiled as the siarnal. shanv lnt.nuk
Pierced through the shadows of Providence
Nothing! it is
Only Guild calling his wile," they said.
Sntnmer and Winter, the old rerraia
Pierced through the budding boughs o'erhead,
'"lew down the track whea the red leave:
lutua o er tne oiitows 01 rinenin. .ram
lake living ooals from the engine spumed;
-- "a " .w.
"To our trust trne.
First of all Duty Good night," it said.
And then, one night, it was heard no more,
From Staningtoa over Rhode Island shore.
Anil the folk in Providence smile,! ami ui,l
1 nr., w Hieir ueos. i ne engineer
- - '" mi., mmuuciir nnrwr.-fc-
uw only knew
To his trust true -
"ilJ Iamder his engine, dead. ..
How We Are United.
Little Daughter. I wish the river
Father. Why, what have you to do
with the river rising?
D. A great deal, father; for then the
boats would run.
F And what have you to do with the
boats' running, my child, eh?
D They would bring the cotton, fa
F (Looking over his spectacles.; And
what have you to do, darling, with cot
D Why, if the cotton was down, you
would be able to sell it, you know, dear
F And what then ?
D You would have plenty of money,
D (Laying her little hand on his
shoulder, and looking up into hl3 face.)
Then you could pay mother that twen
ty-dollar gold-piece you borrowed from
her, you know, lather.
F And what then, my child ?
D Then mother could pay Aunt Sa
rah the ten dollars she owes her.
F Ay, indeed! and what then?
D And Aunt Sarah would pay sister
Jane the dollar she promised to give her
on New Year's, but-didn't, because she
didn't have any cotton any money, I
F Well, and what else? (He lays
down the newspaper, and looks at ber
cautiously, with a half smile.)
D Sister Jane would pay brother
John his fifty cents back, and he said
when he got it he would give me the
half dime he owes me, and two dimes
to buy marbles ; and this is what I want
the river to rise for, and the big boats
to run. And I owe nurse the half dime
and must pay my debts.
Pa looked at ma.
" There it is," he said ; "we are all
big and little, like a row of bricks.
Touch one, and away we all go, even
down to our little Carrie here. She has.
a child, as great an interest in the
rise of the river as I have. We are all
old and young, waiting for money to
buy marbles. '
A good lesson for debtor and creditor
too, and well enforced.
Those people who have such tender
sympathies for Indians, especially for
Modocs, are just now seeking to excul
pate them for their treacherous murder
General Canby, by tbe assertion
that they learned their treachery of the
whites, one Capt. Wright, some years
since, having murdered a party of Mo
docs, while having an Interview with
them under pretence of friendship. The
facts in this case, however, afford little
comfort for the sentimentalists. The
Modocs, two days before they were
killed, had massacred a party of emi
grants in cold blood. Capt. Wright
overtook them about sundown, and the
Modocs proposed to hold a council of
peace, to which be agreed iu good faith,
the council to be held in the morning
During the night, however, one of the
scouts crawled into the Modoc camp
and overheard the Chiefs planning to
attack suddenly tbe whites, after they
had taken seats in the council, and mur
der them. Capt. Wright anticipated
them, attacked them before daylight,
and happily disposed of them. So
much for the Modoc yarn. The idea of
Indian's learning treachery of the
bites is too absurd to be entertained
uny one who is not a blockhead
Those who pin their faith to such a sto
ry should read the narratives of the
massacre at Detroit and Fort Mackinac,
and the Fort Dearborn slaughter iu Chi
cago. Chicatjo Tribune.
Society and Fashion.
The hair is worn pretty snarly about
Short sleeves are extinct "even in
Fancy jewelry is much worn on the
strcst again, which U in very bad taste,
Wide and very long sashes of colored
grenadine will be worn this summer.
Some New York belles are wearing
suits of Turkish toweling.
Monsseline ribbon wears better than
gros grain, females say.
Massive cut Steele buttons are the
latest adornment for ladies' costumes.
Powdered hair is again in fashion.
Blonde and white are tbe favorite
The custom ef displaying wedding
presents has gone completely ont of
Materials formed of alternate stripes
satin and velvet are very fashionable
Colored ribbons about the neck, with
bow in Iront with diamonds thereon,
much worn In full dress.
The best way to get jnst the right
tangle on the hair is to fill it full of
om-meal and let the chickens scratcht
The ladies are wearing what isknown
the snow-ball veil. It Is of black
lace, dotted with white, and vervabe-
Young married ladles captivate their
husbands by wearing coquettish morn
ing caps when presiding at the "dove
Holmes Co. Republican,
Dedicated to the interests of the RepaWieaa
Party, to 11 ol uses County, xxnllo local aaiHrea-
decTa' - COfrNlfieHAU.
on aire raoTBiwroas.
OPFICK Commercial I! lock, over Mnlvaact'
Airy (iood btoie. . -
Terms of Subecrlptlorn
One year (la advance) . C2.0O
six months - ... ,0O
The RErcaLlCAjt Job PrintfngOIBce is one
of the best furnished country oncea lathe
War Among the Fishes.
A war among the "fishes Is reported
with other wonderful fish stories from
Florida." Recently a bloody fight took
place between a lot of whales from fifty
to sixty feet in length, and a school of
a smaller species- of the same animals,
known as the black fish. The latter for
a time sustained tbe unequal contest,
bnt the superior size and power of their
adversaries drove them to-refuge In tbe
shallow water of the harbor where tbe
whales were unable to follow. Many of
the black filsh, in their headlong flight,
ran on the shoals, and the receding tide
left them stranded.
Monument to Ellsworth.
During the first six weeks of the war,
the name of Ellsworth was as familiar
throughout the Union as that of Scott
or McClellan. It was proposed to erect
a monument to his memory, and sub
scriptions were taken to commence tbe
work, which, after a time, completely
stopped. Xow the idea has been reviv
ed, a shaft has been contracted for, and
this coming season it will be put in
place. It win be remembered that upen
Col. Ellsworth's jrst visitto Washing-
ton that certain of the firemen refused
to extinguish a fire at Willard's Hotel,
whereupon Ellsworth and his men
broke open the engine house and put
out the fire, for which Mr. Willard
gave the regiment $500 in gold. - A
part of this money goes toward the
monument, but more is needed and so
About once a month an item starts
the rounds of tbe press about some fam
ily receiving notice that there is a big
fortune awaiting them in Europe,
amounting always to millions of dol
lars. These items come with surprising
regularity and similarity in detail, and
notwithstanding the fact that no one
ever hears of any ol these fortunes be
ing realized by the expectant heirs,
there is something perennially attrac
tive about such paragraphs, and the ed
itorial scissors never falls to clip them.
The latest big fortune is one said to be
waiting in Holland for some one to come
and take it. The "heirs" to this have
an agent employed in Holland, and "a
considerable number of lawyers in this
country and elsewhere," but this has
been said about all the other big for
tunes, and that is about the last we shall
ever hear of either it or them. In the
meantime some ennning shyster of a
lawyer will work on the greed of the
"heirs," until he has exhausted all their
ready cash,- and then their "claim" will
vanish into thin air. All these aurifer
ous "claims" are discovered by legal
adventurers, who find in them rich op
portunities for bleeding credulous peo
ple who are easily flattered into believ
ing themselves the heirs of an extensive
Facts in Natural History.
The rattlesnake finds a snperior foe
iu the deer and black snake. Whenever
buck discovers a rattlesnake in a sit
uation which invites attack, be loses no
time in prepariug for battle. He makes
up within ten or twelve feet of the
snake, then leaps forward and aims to
sever the body of the snake with his
sharp bifuccrated hoofs. The first on
set is most commonly successful, but if
otherwise, the buck repeats the trial
until he cats the snake in twain. The
black snake is also more than an equal
competitor against the rattlesnake. Such
its celerity, both in running and en
twining itself around its victim, that
the rattlesnake has no way of escaping
from its fatal embrace. Wben tbe black
and rattlesnake are about to meet for
battle, the former darts forward at the
height of its speed, and strikes at the
back of the neck of the latter with un
erring certainty, leaving a foot or two
the upper part of the body at liberty.
an instant he eneircles him within
five or six folds; be then stops and
looks tbe strangled ioe in tbe face, to
ascertain the effect produced upon his
corseted body. If he shows signs of
life, the coils are multiplied and tbe
screws tightened, the operator all the
while watching the countenance of the
victim. Thus the two remain thirty or
forty minutes, the executioner then
slackens one coil, noticing at the same
time whether any signs of life appear;
so, the coil is resumed and retained
until the incarcerated wretch is com
pletely dead. The moccasin-snake is
killed the same way.
A New Story of Mr. Lincoln.
A Washington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Comntereial, who recently
interviewed" Chief Justice Chase, saw
fine bust of Abraham Lincoln in tbe
Observing me looking at it, the Chief
Justice came over and stood by me.
" You admire him," said be, looking
at the portrait.
More than any man in history," I
He has a martyr's crown, and he
bad all the traits of a martyr. He was
truth and simplicity personified, and
unselfish to a fault; be was absolutely
devoid of a sense of fear. He used to
ride in and out of the camps and to the
Soldiers' Home alone at all hours of tbe
day and night and, after he was shot
we insisted upon his having a body
guard. I do not suppose he was with
out ambition, but he never let it stand
the way of an obligation or the sense
Governor Baker gave me an illus
tration of that quality in Mr. Lincoln
otlter day," I remarked.
" When the draft just previous to Mr.
Lincoln's re-election was ordered, lead
politicians of Indiana thought It
injudicious, and appointed a committee,
which Governor Baker made one, to
wait upon the Preshlent. They remon
strated with him against the draft with
producing any effect, and finally
rged the danger of his defeat la case
Indiana should go against him, as they
believed it would if the draft went on.
It is of no consequence," the President
replied, "whether I am elected or not.
country must be saved. We must
have soldiers. The Union must be re
stored." Governor Baker told me that
went out from tbe presence of Mr.
Lincoln, feeling in a manner rebuked
having allowed party considers- .
tlons to influence him enough to make
Bonnets and jockeys are suspended at
instance over ine wearer a ncaui.