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A: Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interests, of Holmes County, and Local and General Intetttgence,
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MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, O.j ThTJRSDT SKPT.li4 1873-
Si, Vol. IV, No. 4.
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CINCINNATI, O. BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
, Das. POMXKEXE WISE, -
PHTSICIAS4 AXO 6UBO.VS. MILT.Pf!-
liaigiuhiu uMue lluiur -.- We4nes4HT
. InA 'clock A. x. U)3 o'clock r.M Mtl
wrc. TorrnL ht
iUCCESSOB OF E. BARXES, 1L KCLEC-
' Chrouic and Female iuaMf. Coobultation
free. Omee noun from A.M.toir. H, t
.Tueadayaaadaatnrdia, - asms
F. P. POirEREXE, If. D.
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PHTSFCIAS ".AST) STBGKOX,
W, M. EOSS, 3L:D- -: t :
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urr, Otiioi. Ottic-t ut door WK of Cor-
BeriurmortT occupied by MuiTjuie. Eei
dm, Mcood door mou -of T. B. BaHTs
corner. Oboe dnT&: wvtn4uiy mrni
K ' 1 DitawiLsoy, - -
BTiUiA!f AirrTWRUEOa, UF" ICE XSD
Ituidence. VM Libertv Street. Wooster. O.
Jkii aooounto coaskiexed due an aoos aa eerri-:
cea are renderm. - - - - - - - at
J. G. BIGHA4L, M. D,
Ohio. Odioe azM-laeHdeneec-at aeu4h part or
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AaaXMtKatT-AT LAW, MlLLEBJBUKC,t
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ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBCBG, O
- Offlloa Second floor in McDowell's building
west of the Court House. ltf
. ... JOHX W. VOEHE8,
ATTORN ET AT-LAW. MlLLEBSBCTOi O
OHice over tne jmoc moiv.-
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nrSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. Office above Long, Brown
at io. -s sana. , . iu
J. A i. HCSTOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MIIXERSBORG, O.
Collections promptlv attended to. omce op
posite thaFirst Katioaal Bank. ... . 7u
ATTORNETgiAT 'LAWV ANI WOTiRMS
purine, ones, so story of farmer Building,
MiUerbri(onio., , uiu .. n sOvaa
Corner Main A Pepot Streets,
Mllleraburg. - - Ohio.
li ft fx
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14 ftPr.R.Tt jlBNtl
Tsuaeb'a Building, overM
well's t;iocliio( Store
T. Lw PIERCE,
DENTIST. Commercial Block, over Snoop's
Tin Shop. . - , Itt- r
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OIBtALIJ?, Ok, NORTH OF R, R. DEPOT,
KisaCttlMtA!! prop'r. xraiua going nortn
in the morning stop thirty raiuutes for
breakfast. The Ilurd House is fitted up
in ll rat-clans sryk, aiul U.uue. ul.Uie buiu
sanction the iCK wTj CSt-Jt.- tondiiJ
- people will find u to ta ir Jmenea4 ta stop l
AT J. H AMI-SON, Proprietor, rassengers
conveved to and from tne can, ireeoicnarKe.
jaGencral Stage Office. ltx
Tll r 'iBUTLRE HOUSEr ' I i)
WEST END MAIN STREET, MILLERS-
bUrg Onia; klOHrH SUrwi, rrojiriwir.
TW Rbnse is in good order, and its guests
will be well caiedfor. ltf
A a irectly oppoMPasitsgelkO'liota
At the Junction of the P., F. W. t C. B. R. and
C, M. V. A C. R. R.
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style, is now open to the public, and will be
reaay, on tne arrival -01 n im
hreve Tailor Shop.
Garments Cheap !
, oi i.'i:i J'ii iii W iio liiiii siiii -.Ol
Every article warranted to lit and give en -tiresatiifacttoa',
; j ilirqiiji.. - Oi
"W. O.FTiTMir, .in
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MaylO-aati. , . , Wavne Co. Ohio -
I, - 1-lU J'h Pin:n:-'l'r
a.UaBJ,T iai anaAWWd,-. u aJVaW A. """TT"(i
E. C. &J. T. MAZWELL,
ims lot v.imJ Vj uil'iiniiiici'J
. RETAILERS OF . ,
T! v'""J j UU'Iiiill-i'-.
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MAIN STEEE1 ,
Before toi kef,:
COURTN'EV A APPLETON-hara of
uel w nice
And be convinced rnst yon can do better to
oi tnein. .,,-i'v, -.oi i.ty: nit -.1
., lie , iA l IH ii i i T' ri I
-alow 3..' ' "In
t- T T a. tX-Y -IT
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FL ATS T E 'R E
Work warranted. ' AM 'oTjrVDrXiDTfr-Mr-
ecuted. Orders to ba left at J. ilULVANK'6
aoara. i ' " 18tT
"omen's Bibbed lie, 15 cts.r pair.
I ! CHAELES HOSE
TTATIXG PrnCIIAiED THE GROCEB
XX and PrOTisiLF.r ere. fit. leetr. Main
street, and having i !. Ikn-an n in good
trle,and adileil largely to the stock, and k
now propared to rurni!,h all who may favor
1 who may favi
Binwiut tneir natrona witnevervtfai
UK unl or trade, sue n a. I
M f I ft f TT
: SuearJM fi
Ckttiia'A I InVmati
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Canned Fruits,. Figs,
ich will be sol J at the
irkeeps the very
Turj dcbi, oraiias oi
Uines and Liquors,
fflnitaele for medicinal puxposes, which ae will
Give him a call when yon .. want anything in
nts line. . , ..
i At the uW-Hener Corner."
JIUleribnrg. O, Aug. 1, 1071. butt
Has nnrchased the Mlllerafaars Mills and is
now in readiness to accommodate all who mav
TOTvvr nim witn
The Mill to one of the verv best, and no ef-
rorx wiu dc sparea w pieue ciutomerv
916 ci.iii i luO
FLOUBjt FEED &a
rt M'h tun v
, pnoe pjua lor
All Kinds of Grain.
Sillersbirg 1 Lime Elitl
v.:f Si .! . . ... ' .llili" l
MILE EAST OF TOWN,
MTUIE nndersismed woul
.B. lOUDIT U lilt;
aounre to the public that tlipy have con-,
tlyaiiia4(i; &keirkUn. su perioral tal-
And are prepared to fill all orders promptly.
frin HECKCT & BURNET.
Jjl A. S. LOAIIER,
FASHIONABLE TAILOR !
Jackson St, Millersburg, O.
Aharr. fax.DiW Clnthinrt StitrLi
Lis work entrusted' in hit hawts, will be
made up in the latest style, most durnbte
uiauucrj aou cu&ro.iivtrjaB hp ajivo entire hus-
iaction in every case. tjHve Luiti a trial.
We are also agnt for tlte Howe SewiaV Ma
chine, and keep on hand Needles. Fixtures and
iiulmn: Uii uy toe bouwvrxross.
3tf , A. S. LOWTHER.
We would respectfullj inrite the attention of
the pablic to oar
For the term ol three years, warranting1 them
grow, and warranting a good stand for the
sum of 'X.
ONE DOLLAR PER ROD!
three annual payments. We thank thepeo.
pieoi iiouues aafl. j i:
tnetr ls ptrri
Will do well to gie us the job, as we are ex
perienced in the business of Hedge Growing,
and can make a fence in four years sufficient
turn any stock, and on any soil, farcies get
3,000 JJoaPoPo? 15
;,ni, Cent. Off.
inrrnnn -rnrifTfT nmt-Xy.
rWe havd Veneved cam! .TValnulcn! 'to
ShanesvOU. TttsaarawsKOa; waere wewflr-ee
happy to attend to all orders.
E. M. TROYER,
"' ShanesvIIIe. O.'
b1A A. Mrt per day Agents' wanted ev-
ViJ VJ 6iU erywhere. Particulars free.
A. H. BLA1U A CO-, St. Louis. Mo.
39 v I
& A perdaf Agents wanted ! Allelast
5 tj&v&es of working people,ol either sex,
youngor old. make more monev at work for u
m their spare moments, or all the time, than at
anything else. .Particulars ree. Address G.
stinson a Co., nrtlnd, fie
n ft Co., ljrtjnd. Me. l
I Ohmm j w
AlfTAarn Ktfliaffand Soiwi-lTifi
L Xtetlikg StUupiraDa by using mv j
It acts instantly, relieving the paroxysm itu-
iticMiaun ,aviiu cnauiinguit; panciii. mi iie uuwn I
an sivru. A suanxvr, laaaajaa tinaa miuajaj rv;i aga
years, out suseriio more, ana worn ana sleep
as well as any one. Warranted to relieve in
the worst case. Sent by mail on receipt ot
price. One dollar per box. Ask yonr druggist
for it. j CHAS. B. HURST,
Kyi J Rochester, Beaver Co Pa.
Foe the Newest and Latest Goods
Grand Rush at Faint Valley.
HHaviag bought oat J.'B. Phinip., we will
Pltavetlie exclusive trade of thi place, and to
snow tne people oi ins and surrotimiing vicin
itaaamt we are in earnest and mean liusidess.
wt are selling our goods away down at the low
est passible living prices.
tlats and Caps,
I Bitot and STioes,
-Btacly - Made Clothing,
Prints 10 cts. per yard.
, Delaines 18 cts. per yard,
.ii- lire. Goods at Bottom Price.
Flue assortment of White Good.
rienutied Muslin ltf cts. per yard.
Men's Collon Hose, cu. per pair.
Plow Points kept constantly on nan.L
Higtaest market price paid for couutry pro-
JOHN SPE3JCER. &.S01T,
; Paint Valley, Ohio-
Vte hiv anlllfSipf dtblaBti oa fcarid.
Vise Wshiialr to haiaulrlse kiainas willle wall
XUKru-ana Bios iilti to
Placing the little hats all in a row,
Ready ierehareaoa the morrow, von know;
ashing wee faces and little black fists.
Getting them ready aad fit to aa kiased:-"-.
Putting them into clean garments and win fee.
gnat is what mothers are doing tonight. .
Hpflngootlioiesln the little worn hose, '
img uy snoea .tuas ara warn tsuongo tne
Looking over garments so faded and tbiu, -Who
but a mother knowa where so begin, r
Changing a entaw to make it look right, . i -That
is what mothecs are doing to-night. ,
Calling the little ones all around her chair.
Hearing them lisp lorth tbeir soft evening
prayer, , : , . ,
Telliag them ttories of Jesus of old, ,
Who loved to gather the lambs to His Ibid:
Watching, they listen with dreamy delight,
That is what mothers are doing to-night. ,
Creeping no aoftlyjo teke a last peep, r li
After tna lltrleaneaaU are aalaep, . V
A uxisas to know if tAe chiiirs arc warm, 1 1
Tucking tbe blanket round each little form;
Kissing each little race, rosy and bright,
Tha is what mothers are dotag lo-night.
Kneeling towm geady beside tbe white bed,
Lonly and meekly sba beers down her nead
Praying as wnly a mother can prav, v
MGod guitle and keen Cham c'r.m roiae ulMr
Godhatptherouvways aa strive Tor the best:
Anaauertaas traiaoii, xl give tnein rest.'
A LIFE LESSON.
The blood-redlight of waMnlr-
ijaHing ftsel in'-eriassou' "splashes tn.the
turbid tide of the great Western rhw ;
the blackbird was Bounding Its tweet
whistle through, the old primeval for
est; and Jonathan Beers, sitting by his
cabin door, smoked his solitary evening
pipe, and thought ' vaguely ; of the
church bells that used to ring at eve
ning time in the far off Eastern Tillage
where he had been born and bi ought
up, with the roar of the Penobscot Bay
in his ears, i ; . . I ii
"I'd like to hear them bells once
again afore I d," mused old Jonathan.
"Bat it ain't likely I'll ever go back
Even while these disjointed medita
tions passed through his mind there
was a light step on tbe cabin threshold.
and the rustle of stiffy eta re-bed pink
calico, and his niece Dorothy came to
tbe door. "
Tea's ready,: uncle dear," said she,
puid Tye baked, a real Jfew England
cornbread, and some ginger snaps, such
as grandmama used to make. And see.
uncle, I've sliced np thelittie red peach
es from the tree." yoa planted yourself
on the south sldo of the hill. "Israel
Esmayne said it wouldn't grow, but it
has. -1 mean to keep a saucerful and a
Tittle cream for Isreal to-night, just to
Old Jonathan laid down his knife and
fork. n - v. t? is
" Do yon mean that Israel Esmayne
is coming here to-ntghtT' . -.
" Yes, uncle,'' said Dorothy, stooping
to recover a teaspoon she had dropped
slim teasjioon with an antique silver
shell carved on its handle and coming
up very rosy from the search. "Why
"Take care, Dotty. That's all VI ,
"Uncle, what do yeu mean '
"I mean, child, that I'd rather lay
you in your grave in the new burying
ground where there's only one mound
yet in the shadow of the church spire,
than to see you married to a man who
drinks! That's what I mean, Dottv J"
Dorothy's head dropped over her
plate. . n
" Uncle, that is hardly lair. Because
man had a bad habit once "
The soft eyes glittered into a defiant
"You are mistaken, uncle , Israel Es
mayne has not touched a drop of ar
dent spirits in a year. He has promised
me never to touch it again!"- ' ...
"I hope he never will, my girl," said
Jonathan Beer, although his tone be
trayed no very sanguine feeling. -"Bat
It ain't a safe thing to do. It's madness
love of liquor is, and nothing short. It's
liable to break out at any time. Israel
Esmayne's a, jfosti Yellow, nougnvJ
hain't anything- agla lira hot It ain't
safe!" f ' '
Dorodiy was lleut Why was It, she
asked herself, that men were so nrere
p judging owraaer?3!5isssVthey
always look at the blackest and least
m-niising side of everything? Israel
h'kit promised her. She believed him.
And that was enough.
And while she tripped back and forth
about her household duties, her mind
was full of the undefined future. ' She
could see herself shadowy and unde
fined as in a mirror, moving in a bright
Ijtfje home7; where flowers bloomed in
the easements, and birds sang, and a
clock ticked.1 "He is coming! ' he is
One of these!" said Dorothy to her
self, as she put away the saucer of
peaches and the little pitcher of thick
cream on a wbitely scoured pantry
shelf "one of these days !"
She was thinking of the future. Aud
old 'Jonathan, smoking his pipe, was
living in tbe past.
" You've something to do with the
railroad, stranger; haven't you?"
" I reckon I have,", said Israel Es
mayne, indifferently. "I'm ' switch
man.'-' . .' -l. ..a - -----
"It don't take much of your time, I
It's- got to be looked after just the
same though," said, the tall Westerner,
as lie lifted the last monster log from
tire cart he was unloading to the thrif
ty pile at the north end of his house. '
"What time does the way train come
"At nine o'clock." .
"Do you suppose I could go to Mel-
lenvilie and see the lumber dealers
there, and get back to the station again
by that time?"
Israel looked reflective at the other
shore of the river.-
" Well, you might" said he; "bufit
wtould be a pretty tight squeeze."
"I'm a good walker," said the strang
er, and as be spoke be drew a flat pocket-flask
from his pocket, uncorked it
with his teeth and drank a copious
draught Israel Esmayne watched him
with eager glittering eyes, like those of
some famished wild animal that scents
'Have a drink,; friend J said the
stranger, proffering the flask. Israel
Esmayne shook his head, with set teeth
and lividly pale cheek.
"I never drank," said be hoarsely.
"You would," I guess, if you could
get such stuff as this," said the man ;
"soft as oil and strong as fire. My fa
ther imported it There's not much
like it in tbe country. - Taste, if you
don't believe me."
Israel stood for a moment hesitating,
Then he cast an eager glance to the
right and to the left, as if half-fearful
lest some one should see him, and
grasping at the bottle drank !
Tire fevered blood, mounted to his
cheek; a strange sparkle into his eyes.
"Have yon got mare like that," be
whispered, hoArselyapgroachiug hi
burning lips sor close jtei the man's ear
that he invotanUrttj started. "More."
' "I've (tot another 4ask,bu
"WUl ytM leare iC Be hind? I'll par
je a g-od price far ft." !
Israel, area fell' fniltily.' "In In
case of sickness, yoa know. We can1
buy rnch liqnor hereAand it's a lonely
spot." - "r
"You're right enough there," said
the man, laughing, as' he drew out an
other Hat flask, .the' mate to the first
"Cere, take it. iPshavr, friend, put np
your purse. .You're welcome to it as a
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Pit- f '!.. ';! 4i W 'J
. And he was gone, ftungina; through
the high grass and bmalies, all Iriuged
with scarlet cardinal Jowers and nod
ding marigolds beforajsrael could stay
n Israet-Esmayue cielt'baclr--to- lit?
house or,' rather Xhvr rode lo;; "enbin
which was a sort of hostage that one
day a real home shoul4 rise on its foun-
aatipns,Mlryg tte JUT bottle etna
tahnfarrd glancftg found" wflh'Tlfrere,
' I needed it," he said to himself; "yes,
I needed it. I didn't know bow much
nntil I tasted it. . It7 slips over one's pal
ate like glass, so smooth, so nice, so fnll
of strength. One more taste and
then" . ' v . ,
' When the clock shack nine the whis
tle of tbe Crain ' sounded fain! aad far
off, and Israel Esmayae rose uncertain
ly to his feet. The subtle, burnine
fumes of the liquid flame had entered
his brain; the walla seemed to reel
about him, the stars to swim in the
great blue firmament overhead. Noth
ing was real all was faint and far off
and visionary.' But tbe chains X habit
are hard to 'shake off;" and Israel had
gone out at nine o'clock every night for
a year. Groping bis way, and walking
with .unsteady steps, he went, atill
clasping the partially emptied flask to
his breast In the inner pocket of his
.fie could hear the rush of the river
below; he could see tltex rails .ofthe
wick glfstenln. in' the faint starlight;'
and mechariicAlrjr iaeling nnder a clus
ter1 of spice bushes for tbe switch-key,
he knelt down -and. stupidly Ambled
there an instant. iv , -, .. tm: I
."Tbe way train," he muttered to him
self. "It's all right And then the
freight train half past nine a quar
ter to te;-an T' '"" :i : 'aa
He stooped down by" the river and wet
his burning forehead with the cool
drops be could scoop up in the hollow
of his hand. He sat down on a fallen
tree, and let his head fall on his hands.
"Ami drunk?" he murmured, half
aloud. "O God I have I come to this in
spite of everything?"
And the memory of Dorothy Beers
and his sacred promise to her rose up in
his mind. as one sometimes remembert
promises made to tbe dead. In the wild,
wide, reeling; rocking world of his
brain there was but one certainly. : He
bad lost ' Dorothy,' his soft-stepping,
sweet-eyed, redeeming angel the one
in all the world who loved and trusted
him most implicitly,
I don't deserve her," he thought
scarce able to shape definite thought in
bis miudf "but if I bad only fallen
down dead before before I touched the
accursed stuff! - She would have be
lieved in me.therunqwi'i .v.ii.'O .i-
Tlre fresh, cool night air en his brow
was sobering him a little; the touch of
the cold river water cleared the mists
from hls.clouded brain in some degree.
He rose up, steadying himself by the
slender stem of a young white birch
that grew close beside him and looked
axoupuV A O 1 .
Bark! A clear -whistle, half a mile
away clearing the silence like the call
f some sweet throated bird.
It was the express, whose plnme'of
lurid smoke spanned half a continent
the long serpent like train, glittering
lights, and carrying a great eye of fire
In front, which nightly thundered .oyer
the line or raiTs,vand shot like a meteor
out of sight Into the huflkand-ellencirof
the woodi49"'Var4liid. iQGtO
Tbe way train passed at nine, making
brief Stoppage at Harstly-etatteu b4h.S
yond, a mere wooden shed with a plat
form on either sidelT Half an Sour at
ter a slow an JheaVy freight trainolr
lowed it running oft on a side track to
ward Uia river shore vutil the express
should have safely passed. Aad it was
tbe special business of Israel Esmayne
to set the switch for the freight and
subsequently replace it for the hurry
Had he done this?
' With au awful
doubt poisoning his heart, he pressed
his hands on bis temples and tried to
think. Had he een'thert t: could
recall just how the dewy rails looked,
wet and glistening in the starlight. He
bad tbe switch key in bis hand that
he could also remember. ' But was that
before . or after' the - freight i-had
switched off? He could not remember
whether the freight had passed or not.
He did not know whether be had locked
the switches twice or once, or, good
heavens,' not at all.-The past, was a
swaying vacnum, the future strange and
dream like. He -closed his eyas, he
pressed liis temples as if -either band
had been a vice of iron, in the wild
agonizing effort to recall the hut half
hour. , - ' .. J , - x - -
"O God !" he groaned aloud,3 as be
threw, himself on his face) lit the wet
grass, "am I going mad ?'!J; f ,' . ' ..
Something hard atrnci against his
breast bone as he flung himself down;
was tbe fatal -flask,. He, tore it out
full of i dark red poison, and dashed it
passionately: into the bushes. It was
that that that had doua all the mis
chief, i ,YTf3A?P.C?Vi 23MAJ
"O Heavenly Father !" he cried aloud
In anguish, "if It please Thee to avert
from me. this .crime of murder done a
thousand fold I swear to touch that
devil's: broth no more! O God, bear
me! ' O Christ, save me!"
The earth beneath his groveling
breast thrilled and quivered as the ex
press train flew over the rails, and Is
rael Esmayne held his breath, mo
mentarily expecting the awful crash
which would stain his soul with the
eternal braiid of Cain.
Hush ! An owl hooting Alar off in the
woods, the cry of some sad voice night
bird over head, and thcu another
whistle clear and cheery. The exptess
had passed through Hurstley passed
through safe and sound! And Israel
Esmayne, staggering to his feet, gazed
around him an instant clutched rague-
. :i i -.-.-'.,(...'' i j, i li
ly at the air, and then fell unconscious.
feTSpress,? says. she. . ,"Qnickt "or .tterw
'. s.. .. ; .
i f Uncle, he is coming to. Oh, uncle,
I knew I knew that he was hot dead !"
'Andtheft eyes of Dbrdthy "Beers
were tbe first thing Israel Esmayne saw
as his' aoul.eame.iout.of the world of
shadows and oblivion, with oldJonaf
than leaning on his cane jus, beyond
. "Tell me, Dotty,'.' he gasped, "How
Was It ? . The the switches'?',' ,
"It was my girl that aid It': said the
old man. "She come by,"and shelieard
the freight a whUtlia', and she sees the
switches wasn't right -nor ino signal,
nor notUin'.,, "Something i happened,
says my girl. , "Israel's been took ill.
or dead," eays she. And there lay tbe
key in the middle of the track, and she
catches it up, and she unlocks the
switches you showed her how to do it
yourself, Esmayne, one summer after
noon and she hangs np the white lan
tern. And 'there she stands', with her
heart a beaten' fit- to choke her till Hie
freight gets oaWAnd: shencalls to tbe
brakeman, "Set these, 'ere right for the
may be a hundred lives lo8t".."Where's
the" switch-tender?" "' "God only
know !" ssy3 my Dotty. And so she
comes back arter 'me.1",Uncle,', she
says, all' white and tremblin' like, "come
with me.!' , "Wbatj for?" says I. "To
look for Israel, says she. . f I don't sleep
this night," says my Dotty, "till we've
"God bless her!" cried out Esmayue,
in a choked voice. "God' be thanked
for all-his mercies." ; !-'
"Was it a Jit?" said the old man, cu
riously. ; "How did it come oa ?'" . . . , ,
But Israel Esmayne spoke no word
on tbe subject, either then or ever. He
married Dorothy. Beers In the spring,
aid he has sacredly kept his vows. If
he lives to be a hundred years old, he
will still keep it. And Dotty, though
site never knew it bad redeemed him.
Couldn't Think About It.
A young couple were sitting together
in a romantic spot witn tlje birds and
flowers above them, . .when, the follow
Inig dialogue ensued : ' .
"My dear, if the sacrifice ot my life
would please thee, most gladly would I
lay it at thy,iet. t"()Jf ir youarc
kind ! but it just reminds me that 1 wish
you'd leave off using tobacco." '"Can't
think of it It's a habit to which I am
wedded." Tery Well, sir, sisee this is
the way you lay down your life tor me,
and aa you are. already wedded tot-
bacco, I'll take good care you are never
wedded to me, as it would be bigamy,
Couldn't Think About It. I Know Ye If Ye Have Your
A physician in a small town in Maine
had long been pestered by little street
Arabs who came to peddle candy.' At
last, when patienee had ceased to be a
virtue, he told the boy to go into the
next room where .there-was a fellow
who had a sweet tooth in his head. The
yoang peddler went in, and his eyes
fell on an alt grinning skeleton sway
ing and nodding 1rr the breeze.- The
boy's hair stood on end, his tongue pal
sied, and he dropped his stock in trade
instanter, and scampered off as fast as
his legs could carry him... The pbysi-
Jeian, a kind-hearted man withal, and
very tail and lank, by the way, tearing
he had carried the joke too far, picked
up tbe candy and ran to the sidewalk,
crying oaf "Come back,' boy,- there's
nothing here to hurt you." ."Oh, no,"
said the boy, gesticulating with his
thumb and fingers from, -the end of his
nose, "you., dont icotne that on me; I
know ye ef ye have got yer clothes on."
way p the stairs, and; commenced
A Keokuk lady, while engaged in the
pursuit of her domestic duties, encoun
tered a mouse in her flour barrel. Now,
most ladies under similar circumstances
would have ottered :a few' feminine
shrieks, and then) aonght safety in the
garret. But this one possesses more
than tbe ordinary .degree of female
courage. She summoned the lured man
and told him to get the shotgun, call the
4mll dogAnd stationed himself at a con
venient distance. ' Then she climbed
to punch the floor barrel vigorously
nitp a pole;,-. Presently the mouse made
its appearance aud started across the
floor. The bull dog at once went in
pursuit. The man fired, and the dog
dropped dead. ' The' lady fainted and
fell down the stairs, and the hired man,
thinking that she was Killed, and fear
ing that he would be -' arrested for tnnr
der, lit out and has not been seen since.
The mouse escaped. Ex.
A Wicked Boy-An Astronomer
They say that ibe chief astronomer
at the Washington 'Observatory was
dreadfully sold' 'few days" ago. "A
wicked boy, whose Sunday School ex
perience seeing only to have made him
more depraved, caught a fire-fly, and
stuck it with the aid of some mucilage,
in the centre of the largest lens in the
telescope. That night, when the as
tronomer Went to work, he perceived a
blaze of light apparently in the heay-.
en&7 aud , what .amazed,, him, more was
that it would, give a couple pf spurts
and then die out only to burst forth in
a second or two. - He examined it-care
fully for a few: moments,i- and then be
gan td do sums to discover where in the
Heavens thaB extraordinary- star was
placed..-He-' thought he foimd the lo
cality and- the. next morning he tele
graphed all over tbe universe that he
hail discovered ' a new1 and remarkable
star of the third magnitude in Orion'.
In a day 'or two a!! the' astronomers in
Europe ' and America Were studying
Orion, and. they gazed at it. for hours
until they were mad, and then they be
gan to telegraph to the man In Wash
ington to know what he meant , Tbe
discoverer took another look and found
that the new star bad moved about
eighteen billion miles in twenty-four
hours, and upon examining it closely
he was alarmed to perceive that it had
legs! When be went on the dome, the
next morning, to polish up his glass, lie.
found the lightning bug. People down
at ..Alexandria, soren miles . distant
heard part of the swearing, and they
say he infused into It much whole-soul
ed sincerity and vigorous energy. The
bills for telegraph dispatches amounted
to $2,600, and now the astronomer wants
to find the boy. He wishes to consult
with him about something. ItuxAdeltr
Next thing, up will go the Insurance I
A HOLLOW MOCKERY.
A Driven Into a Log
by an Enraged Bull.
'9,i!sci -.e -....i... :c?r; -
-1 A Detroibsr named Andrew Steadmaa
who bnys cattle,.deals in hides and oc
casionally makes a dollar by buying and
selling produce, went out to buy a span
of heavy horses which were wanted by a
firm In the -city. Upon reaching the
farmer's house he found that the man
was working with- a neighbor a mile
awaya'iTo .save the distance he cut
across lots, bnt was warned before he
started to look put for a savage bovine
which had the run of a ten acre field.
Thinking of how he was going to get
that span of horses for $50 less than
their value, Steadnian kept plodding
across the field,; whieh .bad a atrip of
bashes two er three rods wide running
half way across it - There were a few
stumps and logs, bue small tree, but
nothing which prevented any one from
crossing the strlpi" The !Detroiter was
abptrPtalriiodw ftota tb Tushes when he
beaen'Se diefeant thunder normd, and
locked around, to see from which way
the shower was coming. . About thirty
rods away he beheld the old .bovine
coming for him, head down, back np
and eyes blazing. Steadman was satis
fied that he was tbe man who wanted to
be making the gravel fly, and he went
for the bushes. He thought the bull
would stop and run around the strip,
and was startled when the old fellow
dashed through them on his .trail, utter
ing a deep ''boom!" every instant.
Steadman dodged this way and that,but
the bovine tore along after him, smash
ing bushes and leaping logs, and it was
getting to be red-hot affair when the
man spied the open end of a large hol
low log. . The bull was not more than
forty feet behind, and into the log he
went finding an orifice about twenty
feet long,and large enough to be roomy.
The bovine bad seen the movement and
stopped at tbe log and ripped off a bush
el of bark at the first dash.: Then' put
ting his horns under it he gave it a roll
and Steadman spun around Tike a dried
pea in sjMliceman's whistle. The log
was large,but old and tender, and every
time tbe bull hauled back and jumped
it he covered himself with . glory and
clouds of bark and dust Sometimes he
whirled one end,and then gave the cen
ter a heave, and. then be .knocked a foot
off the other ead. Steadman swore
shrieked and plead, his eyes full of bark
and his mouth stopped up, and every
act of his life passed before him like a
vision. "W-o-o-h! whoop!" bellowed
the bovine si he slammed away at the
log, and every moment Steadnian ex
pected to see the roof cave in on him.
He was in despair when' he beard the
barking of dogs and the snouts of men,
and after a few minutes the farmers
succeeded in, releasing him, but it took
a good hour to get the kinks out of his
back and'the rotten wood from his ears
and eyes. Detroit Free Press.
A Domestic Tragedy and its
When a woman puts three mackerels
to soak over night in a dish-pan whose
sides are eight inches high and leaves it
on the stairway he has accomplished her
mission and should go hence. This was
what a Division street woman did, Fri
day night. Filled the pan at the pump
and then left it standing on the steps ot
the stoop, while the went into the next
bouse to see how mar. buttons would
tie required to go down the front or a
rediugote.: And a mighty important af
fair that was to be sure. And there was
her husband tearing through the house
in search of a hankerchief,and not find
ing it of course. And then he rushed
out into the yard, wondering where on
earth that woman could be, and started
down the steps without seeing the dish
panyorever dreaming that anyone could
be so idiotic as to leave it there. Of
course he stepped on it ; or, at least,that
is the supposition the neighbors were
brought out by tbe crash that followed,
was a horrified man, and a high dish
pan and three very demoralized maker-
el .shooting across the garden and
smashing down the shrubbery. And
he was a nice sight was that unhappy
man, when he got on his feet' There
wasn't a dry rag on him? and his bair
was full of bits.of mackerejiAud one of
his shoulders was out of joint, and his
coat was split the whole length of the
back, and he appeared to be out of his
head. He was carried into the bouse by
some of the mennd laid on a bed,wbile
others went after tbe doctorind sixteen
women assembled in the front room, and
talked in whispers about the inscrutable
ways of Providence, and what a . warn
ing this was to people who never looked :
where -they ,;. were going. Danbnry
KtKS. k i l .fJj yti; -i ' r i.
'The following mariage 'maxims are
worthy more than a hasty reading.
Husbands need not pass them by, for
they are designed for wives; and wives
should not despise them, for they are
addressed to husbands. "'
: The very nearest approach to domes
tic happiness on earth is the cultivation
on both sides of absolute unselfishness.
Jiever both get angry at once. .
.Never speak loud to one another un
less the house is on fire. . .; i ., "
Let each 'other strive to yield oftenest
to the wishes of the other. v,
Never find faultunlessit is perfecteiy
certain that a fault has been committed
and always speak lovingly. .-.:
Never taunt with a past mistake.
Xeglect the whole world besides,rath-
cr than one another. - . '' 11
Never make a remark at the expense
of oue another; It is meanness. :
.Never part tor a day without loving
words to think of during absence.
Never meet without a loving wel
Never let the sun go down upon any
anger or grievance.
Never let any fault you have commit
ted go until you have frankly confess
ed it and ask forgiveness.
Never forget the happiness of early
love. i.;.!. 'i
Never sigh over what might have been
but make the best of what is. -
Never fbrget that marriage Is ordain
ed ot God, and that HI blessing alone
can make It what it should be.
Never let your hopes stop short of the
Three small diamonds was recently
fouud on . the clean-up of the Spring
Vallev and Cherokee mine. Butte Conn.
Ity, Cal, "
. Can a bullet be said to resemble a
sheep when it grazes 1?-: 0i
There's one that can always be foanil
and that's fault -,-V.'!'.T)9VZ3 v-i'i
". A very vivid imagination always ac
companies a good memory: . ;L,
' We see by the obituaries that all the
exemplary people are dying,
Now is the time to put your Mood' in
order by drinking nasty herns. T
Talking more 'than five minutes with
the opposite sex is flirtation,
Several towns. In .Iowa' prohibit the
sale of newspapers en tbe Sabbath
day- -- :., ...... : ; -: ;
Tbe Stote debt of Connecticut has been
reduced 50 per cent in six years.- . . .
Artemus Ward used to say the best of
everything was good enough for him.
Pennsylvania lawyers are petitioning
fer the abolition of the grand jury sys
mi; ! - n:i;iy iii',7 :i')K u.'.l .'
Chicago has a clergy man named Suli-
rvall who objects to have his sermons re
jported.' - '.'-' ; " " ', . ' . ,' :
A man in Chicago police station lately
hung himself with his shirt
Borne is reported to be very unhealthy
this summer. . . ' .-!;:?::
, Illinois has the largest railway mail
service of any State in the Union ,being
6,526 miles.' ; : : . .!: .-i
Tbe restaurant keeper in the Crystal
Palace,near London, pays $125,000 a year
for the privilege. , .
The Tippecanoe battle ground has
been fenced, at an expence of $5,000.
Playing cards are now made with
black borders, for tbe convenience of
people who have lest friends.
An old man at La Crosse, who had
been blind for seven years, lately had
his sight restored by a fit -
Heffron. was the .seventeenth man
hung by vigilance committees in south
ern Indiana within three years. ....
Fine cornelians are found among, the
pebbles on the beach near Pescadero,
Cal. Some of them are said to be worth
rom $25 to $75 apiece.
In extent ot railroad facilities, Penn
sylvania ranks first among the States.
Lawyer--"How do: youidentify this
handkerchief?" Witness "By its gen
eral appearance, and the fact that I
have others like it" Lawyer "That's
no proof, for I have one just like it in
my pocket?' Witness "I doa't doubt
that .. I bad more than, one of the same
sort stolen.", , . . . ,-.;:-. ,,
Uncle "Now, Sammy, tell me, have
you ever read the beautiful story of
Joseph?" Sam "Ob, yes, Uncle,'
Uncle "Well, then, what wrong did
they do when they sold their brother
Sam "They sold him entirely too cheap,
think." . - -i '
"A faithful brother in one of our,
churches prayed on Sunday, for the
absent members who were "prostrated
on "beds ef sickness and chairs of well
ness." ; 1 ' ' " .:. ' '
"How fast they build houses now !'
said H. ; "They began that building
last week, and new they are patting in
the lights." "Yes," answered his friend
"and next week they will put in the
A little boy, six years old,and a little
girl, eight were looking at the clouds
one beautiful summer evening, watching
their fantastic shapes, when the boy ex
"Oh, Minnie! I see a dog in the sky.'
, "WelljWIIlie," said his sister,"it must
be a sky-terrier." ""
Said a tipsy husband to his wife,"You
need needn't bl-Iame me! T was wo
man that first tempted man to eat 'for
bidden things." "Woman may have
tempted man to eat forbidden things,"
said his wife, "But he took to drinking
his own accord." .
Mrs. Kate Ferguson,; the - wife of a
Cleveland printer, was frightened.,. to
death recently. She was walking on
the street followed by a small dog,
when a dog-killer, seeing a chance to
make a fee in bis vocation, aimed the
gun at .the dog,! which so frightened
Mrs. F. that site ran screaming home,
was seized with convulsions, and died
a short time, t ' . .
A singular phenomenon in the shape
a shower of pebbles happened thirty-
three miles off the coast from Portland,
pelting the deck of the steamer New
York, while on its way fromSt John to
Boston.' It is theopinion of an eminent
geologist that the stones were taken up
from the bed of some fresh water brook
a whirlwind. :;- ' '' '
The live stock dealers of Missouri re
cently hold a meeting at Kansas City,at
which the lata action ot the Missouri
railroads in abolishing return passes for
stock shippers was fully discussed. A
decided dispositioa to ship by steamboat
was manifested unless the railroads will
consent by abandon the stand they have
taken. , - ; '
A very sedate and digniHed-looking
gentleman was passing throuh the street
Saturday afternoon, when a friend sud
denly shouted, "You've got a letter in the
postofiiee." "Great Heaven !" exclaim
the agonized man, as his hand shot
spasmodically under his coat-tail. There
has been a misunderstanding. - ), v
Summer styles of piety are now here.
For morning dress a loose gown of
neglected devotion and careless.' Out
door costume to consist of a cool indif
ference to religious professions while
away from home, trimmed with plaits
grumbling at the hot weather; au
upper garmeut of dissimulation (very
fashionable at croquet parties; indeed,
this material will be found serviceable
for all purposes and on all occasions),
and bonnets of prodigal display and
disordered vanity. Dinner and evening
suits will be made of illusion, cut very
low, deeply flounced with exciteuieut,
underskirt of heartless flirtation, and
long train of extravagance and discon
tent. Garments of praise have been
entirely discarded, as mosj ladles do
not care to attend church in summer;
those who do will probably wear looks
curiosity or drowsiness.
For gentlemen's wear, tho off-'ui-the
country swagger retains its popularity.
jaunty habit of semi-profanity, or
vulgarity is thought to be very becom
ing to city gentlemen while visiting
country cousins. For holiday wear or
excursions, picnics, etc., nothing is
surer to give satisfaction than down
right selfishness. Showy Ignorance
makes the best summer necktie.
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of the best Xuraisb.ee country omens ia tha
state. . . i. . .
A Little Girl Frightened to
One of the saddest deaths" recorded
for some time has occurred at Kntztowa
in the family of Mr. Joshua Hbrterieit
ner. His daughter Emma- a healthr.
robust and fine looking girl of thirteen,
in company with several little cousins
of hers,had about a week previous gone"
in search of cherries. - While climbing a
tree, "old Davy Hottenstein," a greedy
and grasping old fellow, the terror of
the Mttfe Boys; an glristor the town, -came
running toward them, threatening
to run the little girls, through with a -pitchfork
in his. hands if they would"
not depart, and using other very hard 1
language. This frightened the little '
girls terribly, and they all ran away at t
full speed! One of them had no shoes , :l
on, and hence coma sot run as sn m -the
rest Little Emma Hinterleltner ...
took the shoeless girl on ner Dacx, ana
started off with .her, thus causing over-
exertion and over-heating, which, to
gether with the fright brought on that-'
disease known as at. Vitus' dances jntrj,
sufferings were terrible and in describ
able, her screams being heard at dis
tance at" several sqaares. She continu- r
ed to sink about a week, when she died. ;
She changed color and was quite ema- ,
- . I....,., umni!hi that her
best acquaintances could not recognize
ner. The indignation oi mo
first ran very high against Hottenstein,
and he, together with a woman nameu
han held tO
answer at court for the offense, the for
mer in $500, and the latter in $200 baa.
What makes matters worse Is the fact
that the tree from which Hottenstein
chased the children does not rjeiou. w
h'un. The affair has created a greas
deal of hard feeling against the offend-
ing party,and willnot.sooa be forgotten
by the people oi -mas awuwu-y
(Po.) Sagle. . -.
Mr. Coville of Danbury.
Since the unfortunate accident to Mr.
r. m.. rchiia on the roof counting the
11 1 w j
shingles he has been obliged to keep
pretty close to the house. Last Wednes- '
day he wentout in the yard iorthenrst
time, and on Friday Mrs. Coville got
Kim 4u 04AJ.tr rhair. which proved a great - :
eomfor$ to him. It is one of those chair
that can be moved by tne occupaus,
form almost any position, Ty means of
ratchets. Mr. Covaie was very much.
pleased with this new coninvnuwr, .
the first afternoon did nothing but sit
in it and work iu it all ways. He said
suehacltairaathatdid more good in ; . -
this world than a hundred sermons.
He had it in his room, 'the front bed- "
room upstairs, and there he would sit
and look out of the window, and enjoy
himself as mueh as a man whose legs
have been ventilated with shot Mon
day afternoon he got in the chair as usu
al. , Mrs. Covpe was out in the back
yard hanging up clothes, and the son
was across' the street drawing a lath
along a picket fence.
' Sitting down he grasped the chair
... . t. W-V .tail . - "
with botlt bands so scuao -:
(he whole thing gave away, and Coville
came violently to the flour. ...
For an instant the unfortunate gen
tleman was benumbed by the sudden
ness of the shock, but the next he was
aroused by an acute pain in eacn arm,
and the great drops of sweet oozed from
his forehead when he found that the
little finger of each band had caught in
- 1 , .1 tftw.
tli rackets, anu was anuij uc -
a vice. There he Uy with the end ot a
round sticking in his side, and both
(lands perfectly powerless. The least
move of his body aggravaied the pain
which was chasing np his arms. . Ho
screamed for help, but Mrs. Coville waa
in the back yard telling Mrs.Coney.next
door neighbor, that she didn't know
what Coville would do without that
chair, and so she didn't hear him. He
pounded the flour with his stocking feet
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emotion from that fence across the way
and all other sounds were rapidly sink- .
ing into significance.. Besides, Mr. Co
ville'slegs were not sufficiently recov
ered from the late accident to permit
their being prontaoiy usea as miuos.
How he did despise tnas onspnug.aiiu
ronontiir he did wish the owner
of that fenee would light on that boy
and reduce hiui to powder. Then he
creamed agaiu and howled and shouted
'Maria!"" But there was no response.
What if he should die there alone and in
that awful shape? ;The prespirabon
started afresh, and the pain in his arm
assumed an awful magnitude. . Again
he shrieked "Maria!" but the matinee
across the way ouly grew in volumeAnd
the unconscious wife bad gone into Mr
Coney's and was trying on' that lady's
rediugote. Then he prayed, and howl
ed, and eoughed, and swore, and then
apologized for it and prayed and bowl
ed again, and screamed at the top or hia
voice the awfullest things be would do
to that boy if heaven would only spar
bun and show him an axe.
Then he opened his mouth for one
final shriek, when the door opened, and
nra uiTiiiv spiraMw
her face and Mrs. Coney's redingot oa. -,
her back. , In one glance she saw that
something awful had happened to Jo- t
senh. and with wonderful presence of .
mind she screamed for neip, ana men
fainted away, and plunged headlong In- - -
to his stomach. . Fortunately the blow
deprived him of speech, else he might . .
have said something that he would ever ,
have rezretted, aud before he could re
gain his senses, Mrs. Coney dashed ta
and removed the grief-stricken wife.
But it required a blacksmith to cut Co
ville loose. He is sgain oacs m oea,
with his mutilated fingers resting -
pillows, and there he lies all day o .1
coctiug new forms of death for tha in- .
nothing will happen to his son until he
can get well enough to administer it
A grandfather was holding Master
Tom a youth of five on his knees, when
the youngster suddenly asked him why
his hair was white. "Oh," say grand
papa, "that's because I'm so old. Why
don't you know that I was in the ark "
"In the ark! cries Tommy, "why.
you areat Noab, are yoa, grandpapa?"
"Oh, no, I'm not Noah."
"Ah, then your r Shem." . .
"No, not Shem, either."
"Oh, then I suppose yeu're Japuet."
"No, you havent guessed right; Pin
not Japhet" , :
Well, then, grandpapa," said tbe
child driven to the extremity of his Bib
lical knowledge, "you must be one of