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Administrators' and Exeentora Notices It
Comma. Pita Jndf, - Viuill Km.
Probate Jndgt, - - Thomas A anon.
PreoUinv Attorney, - . L. K. Hosoiako.
M Clerk, - - JOBJl 8. Ona.
hturif, - - .- - Jsnis a. Motown.
Auditor, ... Joeua H. NaWTOK.
XMorder, .... W-CMaUavalX.
Treatmrer, - - - SorrLixa Gratia.
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M. E. CHURCH,
O. BADGLET. PASTOR, SERVICE EVERY
c.i.k.i. - nv .laek. A. M and 1 'took.
P. M. Sabbath School at M 'clock; -Prayer
Thursday erening at t o cue.
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVERY OTHER SABBATH, AT
10 o'clock A. M. Prayer Meeting every
Tuesday eTening. . Jtev. at. r. aogauoag.
U. P. CHURCH,
REV. W. M. GIBSON, PASTOR. HOURS FOR
Service at 11 X o'cloct. . Jf-"'
at 10 : o'clock, a. aTpraver meeting T urs-
REV. A. 8. MH.HOLLAN D, PASTOR. MORK
ing service at 11 o'clock. Sabbat school
12 o'clock. ETening serriee 4o'eloea.
Prayer aseetiag erery Wednesday evening at
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
SERVICES -EVERT SABBATH AT O'
clock, a. Sunday School at. J. D. Kaa
Sparta Lodge, No. 126, F. A A. Mason.
Stated Communications Jane tth, July Stn,
AurastOttt, September Sth, October 84, Oetoker
.....m,., 1 Wwmiwr fSLh.
" T ' " T.lZ PIERCE, W. M.
Millereburg Chapter, No. 86, R. A. M.
Rerular Con vocations Jnne 18th, July 11th,
August 15th, September ltth, October 10th, No
,ember7th, December 6Ui.a H p
Railway Time Tables.
Railway Time Tables. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
DECEMBER 14, 1873.
No. 1, J o. 5. I iil. -4-
Fast Ex MiL Pae. Ex S'etEx
Pittsburg, UIui tasa.a laiwa t-Uam
Rochester, .;..-. 7JtO " M l.to J
Alliance ' l U UTlpai tl
Orrville, '; 7.1S " - llMptt 4 " 7J
MantfleM, S.tl S.1S A33 " MB "
Crestline, ar ftie ' :( 4J " 7.1"
Crestline, It 10.M Wu T.45 - K.SB
Forest, 11 JS 7.4U - J0 " H J "
Lima, 12.80pm &AS " MUD " l.(Ba.m
Ft-Wavne, t6S Hit " l.sOjn .
Plymouth, MM " 13 a. .06 "
Chicago, - J0 Mt I 7.a " aJO "
W- Ka.4, Xa.t,! ,, I Ve.tl
v- fTgttx. Fast Ex PacEx M.
Chicago. lOJUaun ajOa-ai S.aspix s.Wta.m
Plymouth,, s.ta.m 12.10pm Mi " 0.26 "
Ft. Wayne, 6.60 " US" 11.80 " 11.40pm
Lima, 8.04 " 4.21 " 1.88a.m S.00 "t
Forest, (.30 6.11 - 1.43 4.10
Crestline.ar 11-16 - 6J0 " 4.S0 (Ug
Crestline,lT ll.30a.ia 7.10 " 4-88 " 616a.m
Maatleld, HJiO - 7.87 4.67 4.50
OrrriUe, 1.58pm 0. 4.40 " 9.13
Alliance, 840 " UJO 8.88 " 11.10
Rochester, 8.02 " 10.41 110pm
Pittsburg, 7.10 " lMum11.4S - Uu
No. 1, Daily except Monday; Nob. . 4, 6, 7,
and 8 Daily except Sunday; Sob. t and 4,
GOING EAST. F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pas. & Ticket Agent.
Atlantic & Great Western
Great Broad-Gauge Route
East and the West.
Winter Arrangement, Nov. 3, 1873.
STATIONS. No. 1. No.pl.
Millersburg ........ 4Ur ....i-v
Akron 8.03 " 7.10 AX
Ravenna 8.M " 806
Leavitubarg 165 " 6 50 "
Greenville 11.6 " 10.10
Meadville 12.80UI il ls " .....
Corry ISO HSInf
Jamestown AM " 1J6 " .,
Arrive . - - n J
HomellsrUle 8.20 " 416 "
Corning J 10.W 8 0
Elmira 10.51 " 8.38 "
Binghamptoa 1 1249 rn 10.63 "
New York ..J 1 I.10SM
Albany.'... M " 8.40 "
Boston Tia.Bingh'ton 5 501M 540m
Boston via. New York &.20 " 4 50 '
No. , EXPRESS, (Daily, Sunday excepted) ,
Sleeping Coach from Cincinnati to New York-.
Passengers can aeware berths in tbis' aoaca
through tbe train conductor. This sraia alsa
permits a day view on the entire lengta or ute
Susquehanna and Delaware Division or, the
, Erie Railway, embracing tbe most romantic
scenery upon the continent.
No. 12, EXPRESS, Daily. To this train It
attached a SLEEPING COACH, which runs
through to New Vork wisbeot ehang-a A-arat
ctas6 passenger ear is also run through to Sew
York without change, by this train, for the
accommodation of those who do not desire
sleeping coach location. JNo extra charge; for
seats in this through car.
For further information as to time, fare and
connections, apply to the local agent, asking
for tickets via. the ATLANTIC AND GREAT
WESTERN BROAD GAUGE ROUTE.
No'sten-e-ver" allowed niton local tTcxets.
Local passengers most purchase tickets to
tneir nrst stopping place, ana may tnen repur
chase from thatjpoioi to dettinattoti
W. B. SHATTUC,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent
P. D. COOPER, General Superintendant,
Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
, No. 1. Na.8. N.8.':No.n
Acc'as. cm. kx. loo. rt.: Aae-au
A 85 "
Mt. Liberty, ....
Mt Vernon, ...
Gann, .. .'
Millersburg, 5,81a m
Holmesville, 545 "
Frederickb'g, bps "
Apple Creek, 4J5 "
Orrville, 6.35 "
Marshalville, 7,18 "
Clinton, 1,38 "
Xew Portage, 7ja "
Cuyh'ga Falls.8.38 .
Hudson, 8 0S "
Cleveland, 10,2V "
4. " 11,05
4,as " lii "
o,zn , iv
5,28 " 2,25
8.05 " 2,55
As4 " 8,45
6,40 " 4.20
ft8 " 6,80
7.30 !' 8,20
No. 18. . No.8..- -VO.A So. A
Aec'm. Loc Ft. Clev. Kx. Aeo'aa.
6,25am " 8,30pm
linens. . ..
.auam v. " s.ou
... 8,25 " 10,04 " 5,08
... 10,45 " 10,a "
... 11.15 10,48 "
. 11,60 " 10.67 "
... 2.00" 11.58
Mt. Vernon, 6,53am
ML Liberty, 6.SJ 14
Centerburg, 7,00 "
Sunbury, 7,48 "
Galena; . "
Westerville, A45 "
IUahnt. 0 AS
2,45 " 12.10P m
' Ltl '
. 8.40 '
. SJ6 '
Going South. Going North.
Clinton. 8.16 pm 7.28 a sa
:anal Fulton, 680 - , 7.17
Millport, . 6 45 l ITir
MassUlon, - 7J fc4 -
R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
TSSTANTANEOCS Relief and Sound Be-
A. freshing Sleep Guaranteed by using my
Instant Iteltef for Asthma
?i fai-tot. instantlv. relitSTinsr the oaroxTSm Im
rif(ttitI7.anii nabHnr tlM uatient to'lie down
and sleep. I sufferett rom this dttveae twelre
years, but suffer no more, and work and sleep
a Well as may wic uiuhu w reimra
Dip -rurst case, bent by mail on receipt oj
price. One dollar per box. Atk yeiir druzlM
for it. CI1AS. B. HURST,
t'yi Ikwhestw, Beaver Ck. Fa.
I 4: .1,- . uri.j..u. Tile UeKirsiei-.tn Olil'i
raitrnt Utility Fire Grate, (clene.t and best.)
and Star Range, with seiMieaaingvwiS, av
iur.-Ju per cent, in fuel. iend for circulars.
JAMES OLl, 1W LtbertT street
H-n .- ruwirarg iy ray
A Political and
Family Journal, Devoted
Millersburg, Holmes County, 0., Thursday, Jan. 8, 1874.
to the Interests of Holme
County, and Local and General Intelligence.
Vol. IV, Ito. 21.
Drs. POMEKEXE 4 WISE,
PHYSICIAXft AND SURGEONS, MILLERS
burcOhio. Ofaca Hours Wednesdava.
from 1 to S o'clock F. M., and on Saturdays
freta o'eioek a. M. toS 'clock I
; r. a. m
" ' W. C. STOUT, M. D.
SUCCESSOR OF X. BARNES, U. D., ECXEC
tte rhystcian and Burgeon, Oxford, Holmes
Coaacy, Oaio. Special attention given to
Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
free. Office hours from s A. Js. to I r.
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
P. T. P03CKBEXE, M. r
, i W. M. ROSS, M. D,
i.mff , w 1 BTTIIflHIV WT T WR
bttrcOkio. oaice First door frawfc 4nVAJtvi
tMrTortaerly eeupssd by Malvana. itesi-sV-awe,
second doer seats ef T. E. Raiafs
corner. OSoe days, Wednesday and Sauir-
.' " t)r s. wrLsojr.
PHYWCIAK AJiDMIBASOK, OFFICE AJlcl
atesiaenoe, v ess s.ioeny suws " .
Ail accoonta aoMtdaeed dne aa soon aneervs-
eea are leuuLitu.
pBTHin str a 4traBgyiw aarrj Ba'TSamsta
Ohio.' 4aea-aaad sswlanra, aavaoasb, aartss
Washington Stress. su
i Wt. KNOS BARNES,
&-vB.ma . ana. VAtfnwwBn tMU
OOce aoura, nataraays, frasn o'eioek a. n.
..3L J. bklZT
fVDtlUB V . '
.jiumtlf made. Omce above Loo a. Brown
J. 4 J. HUSTON,
ATTORVKYH AT LAW. MILLXRSBTJRQ. Q.
Collections prompti attesaaa to., umce op
posite the First Natsnnal atsa-1 l nu
C J. DUES. D. F. EWlJiU.
MJER 4RWTNG' "
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND NOTARIES
public umce, ma story oi r armor buhuidk,
Mlllenbnrg. Ohio. , sthStr
' G. W. EVERETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MXLLEnoEuBO,
, COURTNEY dV APPLETON,
Corner Mala A Depot Streets,
' Mlmb4MabJjj! OMo .-
" W. R. POlCEROT, -
MECHANICAL OPERATIVE DENTIST,
OfOee In NegvaspaeB-a xtaiiaing, vver u
weU's Clothtug Store. - . . as-
T. I PIERCE,
DENTIST. Commercial Block, over Shoup's
Tin Shop. , . , . - ,H
HURO" HOUSE, '
OBRVTLLE. O, NORTH OF R. R. DEPOT,
a. SLsnAs, prop-r. a nun. Bvlne
in the morning stop thirty minutes for
breakfast. The Hunt House is fitted np
In flrst-claas style, and is one of the best
bouses on the P., F. W.AC.R.R. Country
people will And it to their interest to stop at
A. J. HAMPSON, Proprietor. Passengers
iveyea to nae. lreKcoeuara, iree
FGeneral Stage Offlce. - " ltf
WEST ENffTilfS bTBEET, "H1LLERS-
tmrg. Ohio, josxrn sunn, i-roprieior.
This House it in good order, and its guests
will be well cared for. ltf
.. i A'f, rr i, :. rrr
DirecUy opposite Passenger Depot,
i ORRVUXK. OHIO. -
At the junction of rhe P., F. W. R. R. and
l 4J., JB. V. St t AS. AS.
Being newly nttetLuB In the most approved
style. Snow open to ike public, and wutee
ready, mi she arrival of trains,- ei ther day or
87tf R. DONCASTER, Proprietor
Robot C. Maxwxu.
--;;;! v; It: ti !u(l . .Ij '.
I 5n) io tnuiLsM
9r leslt r
CLOTHS,- :- - -'
I -a CA8SIMERES,
,Ui'.' . 1 it
.ii; io -.In
BaUXlsnz-sSto'UX-as, - OJxio.
The First National Bant
:i!iJ !il tl 131,
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..... .. pStOTOxs.
ROBCBT LOKO, W. M. GIBSOH,
B. C. BXOWK, ISAAC PCTHAU,
J.H.Kiwron, . 4aait-E.Koea.Jc.,
Da. JOEL rOHIRSB.
.i . i ( s
; . f nir -l il: a1I4' lij,
Discount Vote, Receive Depos-
' ites, and Transacts a Gendrrff
i Banking Business.
Tit TVirrriTTi' Aal ageirt a
y Y A. AllJ caavasser, in
couj.Tr. to represent
OUR FIRESIDE FRIEND I
w. ... tw th. nraiMrr nartV a fOOrt Having
and easily worked cash business. The tact
and experiene of and old agent is not needed
.uhwuIi.ii thnn.h we have more expe
rienced agents (secured during the past two
years) working for us-teas- any other ooaee Ja
America, and they continue to work right
r, ,uir in.: .Mi.riM. The secret is
that they offer too people better Inducements,
-and that w attend asora promptly, . to weir or
sraarji nvaasTMT for all. at yonr homes.
or traveling lor )OU leisure moment, er yonr
entiretiuie. ijurCojnbinBtiou bests the world.
i u,i.1 r.. th. mnn.r. lOU CIS make
money. ProfltaWB,bonorble,aoB genial. Send
your address at once anil get our novel plant,
ideas, etc. set particulars, terms, etc, sent
free. Address WATER8sVC. Publishers,
!l .1-. I .I...U LI- I HI
' : " ." ' AND .
PROVISION STORE !
TTAVIXG PURCHASED THE GROCERY
XX and Provision Store of C. F. Leety, Main
Street; and aavieg refitted the rooms in good
style, and added largely to the stock, and is
now props ml to furnish all who may favor
him wit their patronage with everything is
ni une oi trace, sucn as
Coffee, - - - Tea, -i
Sugar, .' -a Syrups,
. ; a r Oranges, ' . Lemons,
Canned Fruits, Figs,
Extracts, . Raisins,
; " Ac. &c. ftc. &c,
"' AU of which wiU be sold at the
" . . .
Lowest Market Price !
Be also keeps the very best brands of
Wiaes and Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
not sa lMrv the drink. - ...
uive aun a call wnen yon wans anytnug m
. .. CHARLES HOSE,
At the old "Herrer Corner.
Millersourg.Ow.Aug. 1.1871. .
Km parcaused tbe If Illeratourr Mills And
noir is raulmess to vooaimoittte aH wbo may
raror mm witn , , ,
The Mill is one of tbe verv best and no ef
fort will be spared to please customers. -
FLOUR, FEED, &C.
Kept constantly on h&nL Highest market
pnoe paia ior
All Kinds of Grain.
Millersburg' Lime Kiln!
1 MILE EAST OF TO WW,
ON THE MAXWELL FARM.
nounoe to the
ned would respectfully an-
e public that they have coc-
stantly on hand, at their kiln, a superior qual.
And are prepared to nil all orders promptly.
Im . , HECKER A BURNET.
THE undersigned win write with neatness,
accuracy and dispatch.
Deeds, , Mortgages,
Powers of Attomwy, Liens, and
Take acknowledgments of the same;
Protett Notes, Draft and Bills of
- Exchange; " -'
Make silt Partial and Final Accounts far Ad
ministrators, e.xecutors and izuaruians,
for filing and settling estates in
the Probate Coart,
.. sT. BBIiLi, Notary Public .
Office over LoaoBrowa A Co's Bank, isiflors-
ounc, u- iwva
J. & G. ADAMS, .;.
BANK E R S.
Do a General Banking, Discount and
" 'ACENT.S FOR THE
North Pacific 7-30 Gold Loan,
The most desirable Railroad security now on
the market, . .
C. D. BEEGLE,
...... Plain Jt-Ornamental "..
P LAST EKE K.
Work warranted. All enters promptly ex
ecuted. Orders to be left at J. MCLVANE'S
store,.: -.. . . 181
The Singer Sewing Machine
The Singer Manu
sold, last year, over
4a.0u0nior emac nines
than any other com
pany. Sold for cash
or gona promissory
notes, or on month I
dies and attachments
kept on hand. -.
Machines kept at Negelpach'a Store,
i WM.:DOMER, Agent, ;
on- '" ' ' " "'' MILLERSBURG, O.
W 9 atn.
XT AS purchased a NEW STOCK or
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS
Such as Coffee. Sugar. Tea. Syrup, Hominy,
hCarbou Oil, Raisins, Extracts, Spices, Mns-
tasd, llmisinon. Ginger, uream ianar,i-ep-
per, A llsplce: also, i.anmes. torn omre,,,
Starch. Cakes. -Bread, Hesand-Craesr-ra, Bak
ing Powder, Totiaeco And Segsrs, ioe Black
ing. Stove Polish, Soap, Salt, Molasses, Vine
gar, Powder, Shot, Lead, Caps, Ac, Ac.
I Warm Meals and Oysters. .
I have also fitted up an Oyster Room adjoin
ing my grocery, where oysters will be served
up on short notice. .
' - Jk. DAGON.
Remember the' prace, opposite.' Post Ofllot,
Mulersburg.O. , 12U'
11 SAMPLES FREE!!
TheSATPRlAT EVENING IT) ST. SW Wal
nut St , Philadelphia, gives a lieautirul Iiro
mo orlarge Steel Engraving to every yearly
subscriber !, Samples free! ' 17ml
"BE OF GOOD CHEER; BE NOT
Wnen the sky is dark and Vow'r ing,
And the tempest raging high,
B.llowsswelling, breakers ruartng,
Jaristian, fear net God is sigh.
" Toswd amid tbe wild commotion.
Winds nor wares can tbe o'erwlrelm;
Tar frail bark ah all stem tbe ocean
. Christ i itunf at the helm ...
What tbne;h migt.tr wares are rolling,
And ail humaa help is rain?
There is One the itorua controlling;
Orer all thy God doth reign.
Child of God, tbon'rt not forsaken;
Thou art still thr Father'. oare;
Let not faith in him be shaken, "
He doth bear and answer prayer,?
Tis in lare that be doth chasten,-
To draw closer to his breast; . i
Stnnnv winds thy voyage hasten
To thy bright, eternal rest.
Soon shall end thy tribal at ion. '
aoon shall dawn a brighter day;
Best in Christ's sweet consolatiun, .
, lo, lam with thee al way."
Tes, in safety he wiU guide thee
Over life's tempestuoas sea;
Be knows all that doth bettde thee, "
And will thy sore refuge be. - . ' r '
Even now the coast tbou'rt Rearing;
8oon thy feet hidltoneh the strand;' '
Seethe mtKinta ta-tops appearing.
Bathed, in dUatKmmaauer land. ,
AFRAID." META'S LOVER.
BY MARY REED CROWELL.
"Well, I do declare ! '
And Uncle John Winter looked over
hit steei-rinuned glasses to tbe comely,
portly matron knitting beside the open
window, where the' afternoon sunshine
was making swaying flickers of light
and shade on the bare kitchen floor, aa
the leaves of the hi horse-chestnut
waved gently In the cool breeze. Aunt
Patty looked np alter she had counted
a. few stitches in the heel of the huge
bloe yarn sock. . '-
t'What is it John ? good news from
William's folks?" ;
Uncle John carefully refolded his
brother William's letter in its envelope,
and then put it In the big brown bible
on the stand.
Aunt Patty knitted placidly 011 ; she
knew her husband's ways, and she
knew when he was ready to answer
he'd answer, and so he did, after he
had pat away his glasses, tilled his pipe,
lighted it, and sat down on the shady
door-step. , .
I don't know when I've been more
took back than to hear that little lleta's
engaged to be married. Why,' it don't
seem more'n a few days ago that she
was a little, weeny tiling, and here now
William says she's to be married next
Christmas to a New York chap."
Meta is nineteen come this harvest,
John. We was married when I was
nineteen." . .
But you wasn't all carls and crimps
and flounces like that potygraff they
sent of Meta! Howsuniever, what I
was thinking of is how dretful cut up
Ed. Simmons'U be when he bears of it.
You know he's been down to York, to
William's, off and on, pretty consider-
able of a while."
'-Love has to go where it's sent, John.
You wouldn't have Meta marry Ed., as
much as we like him, if he- wasn't all
in nil t her."
But Uncle John wouldn't answer such
an argument. .
"Ed's better than any of them New
Yorkers. Why, look at his farm any
woman might be proud of that alone !"
Aunt Patty smiled ; then changed the
"Do they say anything about coming
"Sure enough, I ' forgot that for a
minute. Yes, Meta herself is coming
for a month and she wants her Mr.
Bustle yes, - Mr. Rustle her beau's
name is to spend a week with her
"Let them come and welcome," an-
swered Aunt Patty, good humoiedly.
Though it'll, cut -poor Ed. pretty con
siderable at sight of them."
"And it seems natural to be here,
Meta! It's three years, I think, since
you were at the form before."
Ed. Simmons stood leaning against
the trunk of the horse-chestnut tree,
that shaded half the long lane that led
from tbe turnpike , to the carriage en-
trance of the Erne farm-lands. - He was
in his shirt sleeves, and even they were
rolled above his elbow, and Meta was
wondering'-why it was she was aston
ished to see a regular farmer with snowy
white, linen-bosemed shirt, and arms
that the sun had never materially
His wide straw hat was pushed back
off bis fine face; and Meta, as she con
tinned her silent inventory of this far
mer lover's attractions, took notice that
his hair waved just right, and was ar
ranged as becoming as Augustus Bus
tle's who was her ideal in every re
spect. : Somehow, Meta had associated a
tarmer's life and homely vulgarity to
When Ed. came to her father's house,
generally during the winter, he was al-
way 8 dressed as other callers were;
and Meta, as much as she admired him,
and thoroughly as she liked him, sup
posed as soon as he went home and sr
to work that he looked like "distress,"
she said ; which meant, very probably.
a blue check shirt, suspenderless pants,
freckled face, and a baimless hat.
So, when Ed. Simmons accidentally
met her she, lazily lolling in the swing
in the lane; be fresh from haying in
the west pasture lot Meta was as
tonished to muteness almost, at sight
of his handsome figure, that was quite
adorned by the immaculate linen, Mar
seilles vest, blue tie, and front studs.
In turn, Ed. found himself bowing
to a young lady who seemed to have
added a year to herself since the time
(three months) when ha had seen her.
She was so pretty in her light green
cambric, with lace tuckings in the low
cut neck, and wide sleeves, with the
wide black velvet band that encircled
her fair white throat, where reposed a
tiny gold cross, her only eraamont ex
cept a plain ring on her left forefinger
that gave Ed. a curious sensation around
his heart. . ..
Meta had not answered his question,
because she had been so intently watch-
ine him, and he had not noticed that
she did not, because he had been so
eagerly watching her.
Now with a blush, Meta recovered
herself. . . '."
"I feel perfectly at home at Uncle
John's. It seems so lately I was here
"And yet how ninny mid important
changes have occurred sinco with w
. He did not spare her confused blushes
but looked, first at the ring that lay
against the swing rope, then in her eyes
that were downcast after the first
"Yes," she said; then raised her face
proudly and continued, "and the most
important is my engagement, to me, at
least, and I suppose to Mr. Bustle as
well. You know Mr. Bustle?"
Ed. felt provoking paleness over
spread his face; he bit his Up under his
mustache, and essayed to be veryknon
chalent. 1 ;
"Bustle ? I think not, notwithstand
ing I am quite envious of his good for
tune. Pray accept my best wishes for
you both." .
Meta flashed again when, she men
tioned his name. .
"Gus Mr. Rustle will be. here him
self soon, and I do hope you will be
Good 'friends! These rivals, one of
whom tbe nnchosen one, would have
given his very life for her. '-
A bitter feeling of disappointment
crept in his heart. Very humanely, he
began wondering who tbis Gus. Rustle
was. Was he' worthy of Meta? as
worthy as he without conceit, knew
himself to be?"
'And there under the horse-chestnut
tree, with the glitter of the betrothal
xing in bis eyes, Jul. Simmons vowed
to prove Meta's lover. .
"Halloo, there farmer! is this Wyn
dell?" ' '
Ed. Simmons turned round from his
lofty seat among the fragrant hay that
compossed his load. ' .
"You've to pass through Holcombe
first before you reach Wyndell," he
answered, courteously, and then turned
to finish his interrupted remarks to
Meta Erne and her Cousin Lidie, who,
in green sun-bonnets and big umbrellas,
were enjoying to the full that genuine
country frolic, a ride on the hay-load.
Meta gave a little -start as she heard
the strange voice suddenly hailing Ed;
then drew her bonnet closer, and her
parasol lower, as the buggy was driven
alongside the hay-cart. ,
"Do you happen to know an old far
mer at Wyndell, named Eie?" '
'I do; can I carry any message?"
A loud laugh from the driver of the
horses seemed all the answer for awhile;
then, apparently at a suggestion from
his campanion, he spoke. .
"Yes; tell him I'm comin', too, if you
get there before I do, for I'm bound for
the land o' Canaan!" I
It needed no mare to tell Ed. the fel
low was quite under the influence of
liquor ; but he made still another effort
to induce him to commit himself. ' '
"I certainly shall get there first, Mr.
name, please?" '".'.!
"Oh, of course you want my name !
How can you tell him if you don't know
my name? Ain't he cute, Flopplns?
Here, mister here's my pasteboard."
He banded Ed. a card with drunken
gravity, pi table to behold.
"Thanks," Ed. said, with a sparkle in
his eyes; "will you accept mine?"
He handed one dawn, and placed the
stranger's in his vest pocket. : : :
"You sec, went on the communica
tive gentlemen, "ye' see, I'm a court
ing old Billy Erne's daughter, stamps
there, you bet! and she's come down
come down, you know, to farmtcate
no, to rusticate to on ! Flopplns, what
was it I was going to say, eh ?"
He leaned over toward bis frientLajid
then leered at Ed., who : suddenly
touched his oxen and turned down a
While Lidie and Meta, under their
sun'bonnets and big umbrellas, said
very little to each other.
And Ed. up on the top of the fragrant
hay, wondered if it was not Providence
who had brought this all about? And
then strove to feel more pity for one of
hose girls under the umbrellas.
The tea-table in Aunt Patty's big
kitchen had been spread for sapper, and
the long white cloth swayed gracefully
in the twilight breeze.. - .- :.
Aunt Patty had excelled herself that
night in goodness for sapper because
'Meta's lover" was coming; and she
had made the most delicious short-cake,
and broiled the rosiest ham , and pre
pared her richest sweet cakes." There
were plates of Iced butter', and fresh
pickled berries, and ; glass-pitchers of
iced milk, and crispy raddisb.es, and cu
cumbers fresh from the vines. So many
homely dainties ior Meta's lover.
And Meta herself, arrayed in a white
organdy, dress, whose Iaundrying was
in itself a marvel only explained by
Aunt Patty's colored Chlssie, with a
light pink sash knotted at her side, and
a blush rose at her. lace-edged throat,
and another among: the curls of her
dark brown hair what of Meta Erne ?
She had gone down the lane. Aunt
Patty smiled and nodded to Uncle John,
who looked so cool in his white grass
linen clothes. Gone down, so naturally
to meet Mr. Rustle and welcome him
MetaAad gone down the lane, and
Mr. Bustle sprang gaily out of his styl
ish little phaeton and came eagerly to
ward her so sweet, so fair in her float
ing, trailing white garments, her flush
ed face outlined against 'the dark blue
sky. . . ''
"My darling, I knew you would meet
me somewhere about. Have you missed
me dearest, as I have you?"
He leaned over to kiss her, but to his
astonishment she drew, back with cold,
gracelul dignity. -
"Mr. Bustle, since yesterday morning,
at eleven' o'clock, everything has been
over between us. My husband will not
be a drunken rowdy, whose aspirations
are divided between whisky and old
Billy Erne's daughter!" "
She looked him full iu his guilty,
blushing face, then laid bar ring on tbe
top rail of the lane fence, andjralked
proudly, carelessly away .
Under the horse-chestuut tree she sat
down, and then, all alone, she began to
cry ; and then
Ed. Simmons came suddenly npon
her. . '
"Meta, poor little girl. Is it so hard
to give him up?"
She swallowed a sob as she answered :
"Ob, Ed., it's not that at all! Only
I shall die of shame to think yon have
his card, and and "
Up went her two white hands over
her tear flushed face. ,
M'U sell it to you, Met for a kiss
an accepted lover's kiss. You never
will know how it has hurt me, but If
you; will let me love you now.darllng?"
.And Meta bought Gus Rustle's card.
: And Ed. Simmons, sat In the chair at
supper that night intended forf'Meta's
'' I ' ' . . .. .i .
"Somebody Must Be In."
Here is a little story which tells bet
ter than a dictionary can, tbe meaning
The late Archdeacon Hare was once,
when tutor of Trinity College, Cam
bridge, giving a lecture, when a cry of
"Ftre" was raised. Away rushed his
pupils, and forming themselves into a
line between the building which was
close at hand and. the river, passed
buckets from one to another. Tbe tu
tor quickly following, found them thus
engaged; at the end of the line one,
youth was standing up to his waist in
the river; he was delicateand looked
consumptive. : ,
"What," cried Mr. Hare, "you in the
water, Sterling? yon, so liable to take
cold?" . , .
"Somebody must be in It," the youth
answered; "why not I, as well as an
other?" ' ' ; '
' Tbe spirit of this answer is that of
all great and generous doings. Cow
ardice, and coldness, ' too, say, "Oh,
somebody will do it," and the speaker
sits still; he Is not the one to do what'
needs doing. Bnt nobility of character,
looking at necessary' things, -'- says
"Somebody must do it; why not I?"
And the deed is done.
Don't Do It.
, There are a great many things that
one does not want to do. And there is
an editor out in. Logan sport, Ind., who
is in the habit of mentioning some of
them occasionally. Tbe last bulletin Is
hereunto appended in the belief that all
our readers who give heed therennto
will thereby become wiser : ' " "
Don't eat sour grapes.' They injure
thetteth. ' .
Don't split wood under a clothes line.
You might cut the rope.
, Don't crack jokes with a sexton. He
prefers grave conversation.
Don't trust a politician. He will go
into bankruptcy after election is over.
Don't borrow trouble. Be patient,
and it will come to you ia course of
events.. . .
" Don't lie about yonr competitor in
business. Better lie around your own
Don't fool with nitre-glycerine, or
trifle within angry woman. Either
one will blow you up. '
Don't grieve over lost opportunities.
It is net proper for a man to attend bis
Don't growl because your baggage is
smashed. Thank your stars that it was
not your head.
Don't fool away your time in trying
to reform the world. Be content with
keeping your own garments unspotted.
Don't clothe your little vices in the
garb of innocence. The garment will
prove, too thin to shield you from the
chilling blasts of scorn. v
A very remarkable case of mistaken
Identity recently occurred in London.
A few weeks ago an old man sat down
in the doorstep of a coffee shop and
suddenly died. Some of the passers by
recognized him as a man who had been
in tbe employment of the gas company,
and nine or ten of the men in that ser
vice identified the body as that of their
fellow-workman. A deputation of their
number was appointed to wait on his
wife, who, after listening to them for
a short time, told them her husband
was up stairs in bed. This turned out
to be the fact. Tbe body was removed
to the workhouse mortuary, where it
was identified by about fourteen of the
officers as that of a pan per who had
been In the workhouse from twelve to
fifteen months and intelligence of the
death was sent to his daughters In Man
chester. . One of the sons-in-law came
up and identified the body, as that ef
his father-in-law, and expressed deep
sorrow - at the death. An inquest was
held, at which the daughters attended
and swore that the deceased was their
father, and, after cutting off a lock of
his hair, directed an undertaker to con
duct the funeral, at which they atten
ded as mourners. On their return home
they related the circumstances con
nected with the death to some friends
in Devonshire, who replied In the course
of. a fortnight that the old man was
living there and in good, health. . The
son-in-law wrote to the" undertaker's (
saying he did not wish to incur ex
pense in bury ing a stranger. The clerk
suggested that a reply should be aent
expressing regret at the mistake, and
hoping that it would not occur again.
Some of the officers still refused to be
lieve' that the old man was alive, and
one of them was in correspondence
with him to prove that he was mistaken.
, Never burn kindly-written letters; it
is so pleasant to read them over when
the ink is brown, the paper is yellow
with age, and tbe hands that traced the
friendly words are folded over the
hearts that prompted them, under the
green sod. Above all, never burn love
letters. To read them In after years is
like a resurrection to one's youth. The
elderly spinster finds, in the impassion
ed offer she foolishly rejected twenty
years ago, a fountain of juvenescence
Glancing over it, she realizes that she
once a belle and a beauty, and be
holds her former self in a mirror much
more congenial to her taste than the
one that confronts her in her dressing-
room... The "widow, indeed" derives a
sweet and solemn consolation from the
letters of the beloved - one who ha
journeyed before her to the far-off land
from which there comes no message,
and where she hopes one day to join
him. No photographs can so vividly
recall to the memory of the mother the
tenderness and devotion of the chil
dren who have left at the call of Heav
en, as the epistolary outpouring of their
love. The letter of a true son or daugh
ter to a true mother is something bet
ter than an image of the features It la
a reflex of the writer's soul. Keep all
lavlne letters: burn only the harsh
ones, and in burning them, forgive and
A drunken Irishman was found by
his friends, the other night, lying in
the snow, with his heals placed upon
the fence, warming his toes by moon
light. He was muttering: "What a
cowld fire vou have got, Biddy darlint
have on some carry sane or my fate will
fraze." ' ' ' : ' ' "
We possess ouly that which We com
The Office-Holder's Fate.
He was landed at St. Lazarus pros
perously ; aud, with tbe Assistance of a
boat's crew, they got tha flag flying.
They cleared out the scaler's house,
They carried up ten barrels of salt junk,
twelve of salt park, thirteen of potatoes
fourteen of flour, fifteen of sour-krout,
and sixseen of white beans. These were
the supplies Mr. John Sapp was to sub
sist on for a year. They carried up four
reams of foolscap paper, ruled and mar
gined, for his official reports to the war
department ; four of qaarto letter paper,
for bis reports to the navy ; four of roy-1
al octavo, for his reports to the Smith
sonian ; four of lafga congress note, for
his reports to the Treasury; and four of
giitedged note, with initials J. S., for
his own private correspondence. They
carried up eleven pounds of sealing wax
the tin box of red tapy they carried np ;
and so they bid him good-bye. The boat
returned to the ship.' Then it proved
that his dog and cat and parrot and urn
brella were still on board ; and the cap
tain's gig was sent with them. So Mr.
Sapp was not left alone. . . , ,
Hem was s place. It was a place with
nothing particular .to do ; and Mr. Sapp
was left to do it. -
He kept no diary. Nothing, therefore
is known of his experience for the year.
But when, the next year, the store-ship
landed his stores, the boatswain in
charge ran up the beach, and met a man
in seal-skins, who made a military sa
lute. ' '
The boatswain saluted him, and was
about to speak, when old Seal-skin, as
he afterwards called him, said, "Have
you passed quarantine ?"
"Quarantine! No, sir."
"Take your boat round into the South
Cove, and . see the health officer, and
bring me his permit."
The boatswain, from habit of obedi
ence, obeyed, took the boat round in
half an hours palling. Health officer!
There were some stupid seals who jump
ed off the rocks, and that was alL -
The captain, of the store-ship, mean
while, bad seen this manoeuvre with
amazement, and ' sent a second boat
ashore. With this boat, be sent his sec
ond officer. He also met the lonely Rob
inson, and saluted. ' '
"Have you passed quarantine ?"
"All right my man," said the friendly
sailor; and Seal-skin turned and walk
ed with him to his hut. A moment
more, and the boatswain followed. He
could find no health officer, he said.
"It most be past his office hours, "said
Mr. Sappjgravely.' "They close at elev
en there. Yon shall be examined to
morrow." The boatswain started at this post
ponement of quarantine ; but then', an a
word from his superior officer, he pro
duced a bag of papers and letters for
Mr. Sapp, which he had been afraid to
offer him before.
They will be respectfully fumigated
and .respectfully referred," said Mr.
And he bung them to the crane in the
chimney. , ...
Then he lifted off a pot of bean soup,
and filled a bowl for each of the won
dering men. , He produced hard-tack
from a closet, and whiskey and water.
And then, still asking no questions, he
took down the smoky letters, and open
ed them 'slowly.
Bnt to the man's amazement, he did
not read one. ' " '
He folded the first with a steel letter
file, tw inches and a quarter wide, and
docketed it, "Received Jane II. Re
spectfully referred to Next Friday ,Esq
When the boatswain heard of Mr.Fri-
day,he thoueht it was surely Robinson
" But the next letter, unread, was filed
and docketed, "Respectfully referred
o Next Saturday, Esq., A. M. '
"P.M. and A. M." cried the boat
swain; "they have masters of arts here
as well as post-masters.". .. ,
"Not at all,"said the Governor,severe-
ly;"A. M, Ante-Meridlem; P. Mw
Post-Meridiem;" and, without reading
the next letter, he filed it, and indorsed
it. ' " -.''.
' "Respectfully referred to Next Sun
day .Esq., M." "Young man," said he,-
"I shall examine' aud file this letter on
Friday afternoon ; this one on Saturday
morning; this on Sunday Noon. Let
all things be done regularly and in or
der." . .
The mate and boatswain were alarm
ed. They hastily finished their bean
soup, and fled to the boat, returning
with six nien,who rolled a barrel of junk
up the well-kept gravel walk.
"Invoice?" said the Governor.
There was no invoice.
"Prepare an invoice."
And the meek boatswain obeyed.
"My man, take this to tbe inspector,"
said Mr. Sapp to one of the crew, after
he Indorsed it, "Respectfully referred to
(he Inspector General."
The sailor was a Portuguese, under
stood no English ; bobbed hit head, and
waited for light. "
Mr. Sapp led him to the door, and
pointed to a bearded walrusj who sat
on a rock above the landing, bidding
him take the invoice to him, and land
nothing more without his orders.
Poor man! or happy man, shall I
call him? He had what he sought for.
He had a place with nothing to do ; and
faithfully he had done it; so faithfully
that, in that sad loyalty, the little frag
ment of his untrained wits gave was,
From Old and New.
One day, In a fit ot abstraction the
juvenile George cut down Bushrod's
favorite cherry tree with a hatchet. His
purpose was to cut and run.
, But the old gentleman came sauing
round the corner of the barn just as the
future Father of his Country had start
ed the retreat.
"Look here Sonny," thundered the
stem old Virginian, "Who cut that tree
George reflected a moment. There
wasn't another boy or another hatchet
within fifteen miles. Besides it oocured
to him that to be virtuous is to be hap
py. Just as Washington Sr, turned to
zo In and get his horse-whip, our little
hero burst into tearsuad nestling among
his father's coat tails, exclaimed, "Fa
ther I cannot tell a lie. It must have
heen a frost."
"My son, my son," stammered the
fond parent as he made a pass for his
offspring "when you get to o nri in
war and the first In peace, just cover
your back pay Into the Treasury and the
newspaper press will respect you:
Tunneling from France to England.
-. -land. "y.. '7
The tunnel under Dover Straits
is again nnder consideration by the
French Government. ' A public in
quest has been ordered by the Min
ister of Public Works into the pro
ject of Messrs. Low.De Gamond and
others. A working modei of their
plan was on view at the grand ex
hibition of 1867. It received at
that time the sanction of Napoleon
III., who proposed to help it by a
Government subsidy. The Prussian
war prevented tbis plan from being
carried out, but the company are
now willing to build the tunnel at
their own expense, provided the
Government will maks their grant a
perpetual monopoly. This the Got
ernment will not accede to. " It is
probable, however,' that a limited
monopoly will be granted.
The Retired Conductor.
"Gris" of the Cincinnati Times
relates of an old conductor promo
ted to train dispatcher, aa follows:
- Habit was exceedingly strong with
the ex-conductor. ' As he sat in the
office he would start every time he
heard a bell ring and' yell, All
aboard." Then he would go about
the office at intervals and try to col
leet fairs from his assistants. - We
dropped in casually, -one afternoon,
and Billy wanted to know if we had
a "pass.'" He couldn't get accus
tomed to his new position at all. He
pined to be agoing on theroad. One
day he begged the boys to put him
through a collision which ' they did
to his entire gratification. ' They
tore his clothes off,b!acked his eyes,
broke a kerosene lamp over his head,
and piled a red hot stove on top of
him. Billy was in an ecstacy of de
light, 'and declared that he hadn't
enjoyed himself so much since he
had a bile.-
A Panic Prescription.
. 1. Keep cool yourself. : ' - ;
2. Try to keep others cool." !
3. Be economical in your expendi
tures withont being close. :
4. Be generous in employing oth
ers without being extravagant.
5. Remember that the more ac
tively money circulates the better;
therefore,do not hoard np yonr car
rency. '' -i;
6. Pay your just dues promptly.
A block in the avenues of business
is just like a block of vehicles in the
street. Start one and you start tbe
7. Be accomodating to your debt
ors. Grasp no man by the throat,
saying, "Pay me what thou owest;"
but give him time to turn, doing to
others as you would be done by. '
8. Abandon the credit system as
far as you can, or stick to the cash
system if you are following it al
ready. Buy of your bntcher,groceY,
dry good dealer, for cash, as far as
in you lies, and buy nothing on
credit that is not an absolute neces
sity. ' ' :
"Father, what does a printer live
"Live on? the same as other folks
of course. ' Why do you ask, John
"Because you hadn't paid any
thing for your paper, and the prin
ter still sends it to you."
"Wife, spank that boy."
"1 shan't do it."
"Because there is no reason to do
"No reason? Yes there is. Spank
him I tell you and pat him to bed."
"I shan't do any such thing. What
in the world do you want him spank
ed for?" -
"He is too smart."
"Well, that comes of you marry
ing me." ...
"What do you mean?'
"I mean just this that the boy is
smarter than his father, and you
can't deny it. He knows enough to
see that a man, a printer or no prin
ter can't live on nothing; and I
snould think you would be asham
ed of yourself not to know as much
as be does. - -
A GRATEFUL HORSE.
A curious incident occurred in
Messrs. Williams fc Cassidy's coal
yard, at the Covington depot, a few
days ap. An old black horse Baa
ast been driven into the vara bitch
ed to a watering cart. The belly-
band, an antiquated concern, gave
way in an attempt to back the cart
to its place. The water being heav
ier than the horse, the consequence i
was that as the cart dropped and the
shafts rose, the horse .went with
them, hanging by his neck; his hind
feet two or three leet from the ground
The animal struggled and lucked in
terror, evincing as decided a disin
clination to die by hanging as a hu
man being would have done in a
similar situation. His eye balls be
came extended in the excess of hia
fear, and froth stood upon his lips.
He was rescued from his dangerous
situatiop after much trouble. When
he touched the ground, the poor
beast stood for a moment apparently
bewildered, carried away perhaps by
the excess of his emotions at his for
tunate release. Recovering himself,
however, he looked round upon his
rescuers, and approaching them ana
quietly rubbed his nose against the
shoulder oi one oi mem. tie was
given a bucket of water, after which
be drew a deep Bream ana auoweti
himself to be led to his stall. Lex
The Philadelphia Ledger says:
The-fact,if it be a true faet,for there
are such things as raise iacis,snouia
be proclaimed the world over.name
iy, that the records of the United
States Treasury snow mat me uni
ted States Custom House officers
collected $200,000,000 in the fiscal
vear ending June 30, 1S73, and not
a dollar or it stncK to any 01 ineir
fingers. Such straitforward trans
actions reflect great credit upon the
officers, and let us hope that hones
ty will become more common in the
The fellow who made himself
spokesman for tbe crod of unemploy
ed people in Chicago, demanding
bread or work, was a young lawyer,
who never did a days work and was
in no need of bread. It was a cheap
way to earn notoriety, and the dem
lagogue could not resist the tempta
Holmes Co ItanitticaiL"
- , j , . w Mai intelli
gence. WHITE A CUNNINGHAM,
' - atDirosa in Paoraiaiuaa. .
OPKICIV-Commerelal Block, over MolvaaVs
iiry liood store. ...
Terms of 8b8oripti0B.
One rear flnad vancal -
Six months, -
Tob 3Ex-1 nrtna;. "
The Rj.rrsi.iCAK Job Printing Office, is ona
of the best furnished country onlcas id tas
Why is an old coat like an iron
kettle? Because it represents hard
ware. " -. - - -
Gentlemen's collars appear to bo
increasing in size, to keep pace with
the ruffles of the ladies."
There never 'was a time whea the
newspapers made so much "bustle"
as of late, and yet, they do not seem
to be getting very much behind.
The President and . family, with
the remains of Mr. Dent, left India
nanpolis last Friday evening for St.
A Vermont newspaper announces
that'its minimum charge for a first
class marriage notice will be fifteen
pounds of dried apples. ' .Notices
with "poetry" will cost more.
ABig Indian, strayed away from
his camp and got lost. , Inquiring
the way back.he was asked, "Indian
lost?' "No," said he; disdainful,
"Indian not lost; - wig-warn lost,"
striking his breast; "Indian here."
An English judge has decided that
thread, manufacturers who mark
"200 yards" on spools having but
130 yards are guilty of no offense if
they ship the spools- to America. '
"Can't we ship them another load
of wooden bams and nutmegs?"
"There is one good thing about
babies," says a late traveler; "they .
never change. . We have girls of the
period, men of the world; but the
baby is the same self possessedjfear
less,laughing, voracious little heath
en in all ages and in all coastriea."
The company raised for th con
quest of Cuba at Augusta, Ga., was
very strongly officered. It consis
ted of thirteen generals, ' seven col
onels, four captains,' nineteen pay
masters,' twenty-seven quartermas
ters, and one private. . : ;
The omission of a comma has fre
quently given a very awkward turn
to a sentence. We remember aa epi-.
taph which . suffered severely from
such an oversight. It ran pretty
much as follows: "Erected to the
memory of John Phillips,accidental
ly shot as a mark of affection by his
: R. W. Ingle, express messenger,
while walking from the junction to
tbe depot of the Lansing and Sagi
naw road, at (Jwosso, Juich-, 1 burs-
day night, was knocked down and
robbed of $1,000. He was found in
sensible on the track. There is no
clue to the robbers. ;
Woman suffrage is declining in
England. Tbe liberal party origi
nally supported the movement; but
it is found that, so far, the womea
who have voted on the basis of pro
perty qualifications,deveIop into full
grown Tories as surely as the polly
wog becomes a frog.
A part of the Company of young
Japanese who have been studying at
Ann . Arbor have been summoned
home. It seems probable that the
financial embarrassment of the Mik
ado's government may render neces
sary still further curtailment of the
liberal appropriatiins for education
al purposes ...
Think of fattening hogs on figs!
Why, it almost makes an Israelite
break his tow sgaist pork. Califor
nia papers advise greater cultivation
of the fig tree because the food is sa
good for hog feed. An acre of figs
will fatten more hogs than will an
acre of corn.
An Alabama editor thirsting for
subscribers has adopted a singular
expedient. Instead of offering' as
premiums chromos and that sort of
rubbish, he promises to name his
new baby after the patron who pays
his subscription for the longest time
Excited wife, to her husband:
"Do you not admit that woman has
a mission?". '
Cool husband : "Yes my dear,she
has rub mission." .
Great confusion in the domestic
circle, and the husband calls on the
family surgeon for a plaster for his
head "wounded by accidentally hit
ting it against the edge of aa open
A TCiiAhplAr sm ranrjsin who VII
remarking the other day that he
wanted a gooa enter omcer, ana was
promptly informed by a lady present
tbat she had no objection to serve as
his first mate. He took the hint and
the lady. . , .
V;i- whir don't von lire at those .
ducks, boy don't you see yon have
got the whole flock before your
"I fcnnw T hn? hnt when I et a
good aim at one, two or three others
will swim right up oetweea it ana,
me." , .
A man named Derbv was found
frozen to death in the Cuyahoga
Vailey, Dec 30. He is supposed to
hirs hMn tfMtno-ht in a drunken fit.
He was formerly a prominent citi
zen ana contractor on puouc im
provements, but had fallen through
drink.. . . ' . .
Boston lavs claim to being a lite
ary center, and if its pretentions are
allowed, valuable information on
authors and books may be expected -
from that quarter. lienoe we are
not surprised to find a common the
nn Tenina Whittier's name cor
rected by the Advertiser. The name
of J. S. Wbittler is prenxea w ut
latest production oi tue vjuaer po
et that has been produced in its col
a Connecticut man. while eating
flsb, got a bone in his throat, which
irritated and pained him excessive
ly. For fortj -eight hours he fasw: .
in the hope that the bone would
leave the throat, but it did not. A
friend suggested that he should
swallow aa egg. He tried the ex
periment, and felt the bone rnove;he
then swallowed another egg, and it
was gone entirely. This may bo
A Southern paper advertises as
follows: Wanted at this omce, aa
ablebodied, hard featured, oaa tem
pered, not to be put off and to bo
k.lrt freckled- faced young
man to collect for this papf'; at
furnish his own horse, "u u-
pistols, whisky, bowie knife, and
cowhide. Wo will forutaa the ac
counts. To such we promise w-
stant and labonoua empioymeus.
Years are carried off on the wings of
Confidence may not be reciprocal,
but kindness should Vs.