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Railway Time Tables. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
DECEMBER 14, 1873.
i Gome Wbt.
il- "no.1, So., No.., No.,
fasts MaiL Pk.Ii .1'itKi
Pittaborc, U&ajn (JWaja I0.00a.ai Ll&po.
BochMter, J " U.JO " .
Alliaace, a40 " 11.09 " lf. f-lS "
UrTTilia. T.M l&&4pai 4.JS " "IJ "
Maaalleld, f.Sl " Lift " -! " 96 "
CraatUaar tM - Mt- lid" 10JB
CraatUae.lT 10.10 " TooZni 1.44 " 10. "
11J 1.411 " .80 11JS
Uaia, " laJOpm &B " 10.50 " liHajs
WaTBe, SL56 " 11.40 " 1-Sua.m .x "
PlyaMMitk, t4 " Mtpa 4jin - a.05 14
Calcagv 80 " 7.10 " 1J0" aJ0
No. 4, t No. 1, No., Ko. 8,
N'etEx FastEx PacEx MaU.
lO.SOpm 9.Z0a.m 5.35pm 5.15.m
Mm.m 14.10pm t.10 " 0.M '
6.50 " XJB " 11.S0 " 12.40pm
8.04 " 4.il " 1.38a.m 8.00 "I
8.30 5.M -45 " 4.J0
11.1a t50 " 4.) " 115 "
HJ0a.m 7.10 " 4-! " TliZm
11 JS " 7,31 " 4.67 " 6-50 '
IJBpm 9.S8 &.40 " 1.18
140 " 11.10 8.85 11.20 -
.OS 10.4 -!0pm
1.10 " (Oa-m U5 " t JO 44
- No.1, Daily except Monday; Noa. t, 4, 6, 1,
aad Daily except Sunday; Koa. 8 and (,
F. R. MYERS. Gen. Pas. & Agent.
Atlantic & Great Western
Great Broad-Gauge Route
East and the West.
Winter Arrangement, Nov. 3, 1873.
STATIONS. No. t. N04.ll.
Millersbura- 4 Bra
Akron 8.08 " 7.20 AB
BaTaana 8.53 " 805 "
IjeaTitUburg SJ6 " 8 50 " .
GreeuTiUe 11.25 " laio
MeadTiUe 12.80AB 11J5 " .
Corry 2.20 12.Mn
Jamestown ...... .... 8JM "
Salamanea 4.80 " tSO,"
UoraelUTUla 8J0 " e.U "
Coralnc (10.22 8.01 "
Klmira 110.51 " 8J8
Binghamptoa lis 40 nt 10.53 "
New York 8.25 " LIOab
Albany 6.08 8.40 -
BostOBTia.BiBgh'ton 6.60 m 6 40PH
Bottoa Tia. New York 5.20 " 4 50 "
No. a, EXPU ESS. (Daily, Sunday excepted) ,
Sleepins; Coach from Cincinnati to New York.
- Passengers caa secure berths in this coach
through the traia conductor. This train also
permits a day view on the entire length of the
Susonehanna aad Delaware Division oft the
1 Brie Railway, embracing the most romantic
aoeaery a pon tne continent.
No. it, EXPRESS, Dailr. To this traia is
1 attached a SLEEPING COACH, .which runs
through to New -York without change. A first
elaas passenrer ear is also run through to New
' If ark without change, by this train, for the
aocoaamodatioa of those who do not desire
sleeping coach location. No extra charge. for
aeaw in tnis inroogu car.
t For further Information v bo time, fare and
eonoeetioas, apply to the :.eal agent, asking
for tickets via. the ATLANTIC AND GREAT
WESTERN BROAD GAUGE ROUTE.
1 No "atop-over" allowed upon local tickets.
Local - passengers must purchase tickets to
' their first stopplcr piece, and may then repur-
W. B. SHATTUC,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
P. D. COOPER, General Superintendant,
Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
No.1. No. 8. No. 5.
Aee'm. Cin. Ex. Loo. Ft.
Columbus, 12,00 m
WestervUle, 12.M pm
Galeae, 12,65 "
Sunbury, 1,02 "
Ceaterburg, 1,82 "
alt. Liberty, 1,47 "
alt. Vernon, 8,10 ' ,40am
Gambier, ........ 2J10 1,10 "
Howard, ...a.... ,a,4S--5 "
DaavUle. 8,00 " 8,05 "
Gann, 8,16 " 8.80 "
Black Creek, 8,40 " v,20
Killbuck, 4 08 " 8,50
Millersburc. 8.81am 4.2a 10.20"
Holmesville, 5,45 " 4.39 11,05 "
Apple Creek, 6,15 "
Orrville, 8.85 "
MarshalviUe, 7,15 "
Clinton, . .1,38 "
New Portage, T,58 "
Hudson, 8.05 "
Cleveland, lOal "
4.52 " 11.80
5.08 " 12,04pm
6.28 " 1,10 "
8,28 " , S.25 "
6.05 ". 2,56
8,24 " 8.45 "
6,58 " 6,30 "
1,80 " 6,20 "
No. 16. No. 6. No. 4.
. Loc Ft. Clev. Ex. Aee'm.
. B,wam .4c " 4,du
. 8.25 " 10.04 " 6.U8
Akron 10,45 " 10.21 6,25
New Portaae 11.15 " 10.40 " 6.48
. 10,45 " 10.21 "
. 11.15 " 10.48 "
. 11.50 " 10.51 "
Jliaton. 11,50 " 10.51 " 6,(16 "
MarshalviUe, 12.4ipmll,15 " 6.25"
Orrville, .'iS.00" 11,66" 6,41"
Apple Creek IMS" 12,16pm 1,06"
Freder'ksbg, , 8,15 " 12,88 1,23 "
Holmesville, 8,45 13,46" 7,86"
Millers uurg, 4.45 " 1,01 " 11 "
Killbuck, 6.18 " 1,21 "
Black Creek, 6.38" 1.81"
Gann, 6.28 " 4.10 "
Danville, 6,56 " .S8 "
Howard 1,81 " 8,43
Gambier, 7,41 " 18 "
ML Vernon,' 6.63am 8,11 " 8,14"
Mt. Uberty, 6.83 8.40"
Ceaterburg, 7,00 8,55 "
Condit. 1,28 . 4.11 "
Sunbury, 7,48 4,24"
Galena, 8,00 ...... 4.30 "
WesterviUe, 8.45 4.52 "
Columbus, 8,45 - 6,80 "
Going South. Going North.
Clinton. 6.16 p m 1.28 a m
Canal Fulton, 6.30 7.11 "
Millport, 46 " 7.03 "
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R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
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A Political and
Family Journal, Devoted
MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, 0., THURSDAY, MARCH 1874.
to the Interests of Holmes
County, and Local and General Intelligence.
Vol; IV; No,: 31.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians.
yi Dks. POMEREXE at WISE,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, MILLEBS-
barcOhio. OSce Uatua wednesdava
from 1 to o'clock r. su, and en Satantavs
from (o'clock a. M-to3 o'clock r.B. . astf
- yr.c. stout, m. d.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BABNES, M. D- ECLBC-
tic fbyssciaa and burgeon, uxroru, noiaaea
County, Ohio. Special attention given to
Chronic ana jremaie diseases oniui&auu.
free, omce hours from 8 A. M. to 8 P. M, oa
Tuesdays and Hamraaya. -
P. P. POMEREJTE, K. D,
PHTSICIAH AND SURGEON, BEE LIN",
W. 1L ROSS, IS. D.,
PHYSICTAX AND SURGEON, MILLEBS-
burg, Ohio. OOee First door wast or cor
ner formerly occupied by Mnlvane. Besi
denoa, second door south of T. B. Baifs
corner. Offiofdaya, Wednesday and Batar
day aOernooaa, ltf
DR. 8. WILSOS".
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND
All aceounU considered doe as boob aa servi
ces are reouereo.
J. G. BIGHAM. M. D- I
PHYSICIAN ft BURGEON, MOXER8BUBG,
Ohio. Office and suaioence, at dvuui
Washington Street. ltf
DR. ESOS BARNES.
PHYSICIAN SUBGEON, OXFOBD, OHIO.
Onlce hours, Saturdays, Iroma o'clock A.
toft r.B. ...
A. J. BELL,
nrSTICB OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. unueaaoveumf.iuwwB
Co.'s Bank. iu
J. at J. HUSTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG, O.
Collections promptly attendee to. van op
nosite the First National Bank. 87tt
. J. DUEK. D. F. EWIKQ
r. DUER A EWING,
mmm at t.aw. and notaries
Public Omce, Id story of farmer Building,
Millersbura. Ohio. 40v3tf
G. W. EVERETT,
Corner Main A Depot Streets, !
. Mil lews burg, - - Ohio. .
W. B. POMEROY. !
MECHANICAL ft OPKRATITK DENTIST,
uaeo id nepHBiiKii uunums, www
well's Clothin Store. " 8S.
T. L. PIERCE, t
DENTIST. Commercial Block, orer Shoap'i
Tin Shop. iu
OBBVUXE, O, NORTH OF L B. DEPOT,
s. it r. li m a , prop r. itsuu Bina
in t.Ka mnrnin. ston ttairtv minutes for
breakfast. The Hurd House is fitted up
In flrst-class style, and is one of the best
houses on the P, F. W. Is C. K. B. Country
people will And it as their interest to stop at
EMPIRE HOUSE, ;
3. HAMPSON, Proprietor, raasenaes
veyed to and rrom tne cars, aeeoi cutkv
sGeneral Stage Onlce..- . ltl
i-r BUTLER HOUSE,
WEST END MAIN STREET, MTLLEBS-
burr. Ohio, J OS Em uvtlib, nvprieior.
This House is in good enter, aad its guests
will be well eared lor. ltf
Directly opposite Passenger Depot,
At the junction of the P., F. sr. A C B. E. and
t. : , m,.l i th. imiI MMnnH
. .K. mMLl Uftrf Will be
ready, on the arrival of trains, dtoerdayor
nigns. . I
srtf " A. 8COVILL, Fropnetor ;
Jabis Sbtdbb, Clerk. '
KILLBUCK LODGE, L O. O. J
Meets every Tuesday
evening, in their hall
F. NUSSBAUM, N. G.
H. G. WHITX, Sttfr.
B01XBT C. Maxwxu JOHWT.MATWXU.
VA. o 81-111 JSJttJS 8,
1 -O t .
G M$l Goois!
.: z-c :3 on
..-l- iil tsAi . . ,
MAIN SIKEEl ,
XaXillex'as'b'aAX-c,'. - Olllo,
The First National Bank
ROBERT LONC, President.
B. C. BROWN. Cashier.
ROBIET LOHS, W. M. GlSSOK,
B. C. mows, - Isaac Potnsb,
J. 11. nkwtok, - John k. kocb, Ja,
AB. OBL rosiBssx,
Discount Notts, Meceivet Depot-
itu, and Transact a Weneral
Mankind Huin es .
Establish eil in 1838. ,
C.Gr.Hammer &, Son
Manufnctnrers or Fine andVedlum Furniture
of every description and price, h and-made and
suierior in stvles and quality than round in
moat or any other Furniture Mouse this side oi
rhotoarraphs and Price Lists senton applica
tion, or wbea ia the eitv don't forget she place
sign of tho Large Uuldeu Chair, 46, 48 anil G8
Seventh Avenue, Pittbwrgs;,Fa, - ,yl
HAVING PURCHASED THE GBOCEBT
and Provision Store of C. F. Leety, Main
Street, and navies; refitted the rooms in good
style, and added largely to the stock, and is
bow propared to furnish all who may favor
him with their patronage with everything in
hie linear trade, ssch as
.ii Sugar, . Syrups, ;;
: Oranges, Lemons,
Canned Fruits, Figs,
flee. tc. fcc. Ac.
All of which will be sold at the
Lowest Market Price !
FOB CASH. -
He Bite keeps the very beat brands of
Wines m& Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
aos so liuy toe anna.
Give him a call when too want anything La
At the old "Heraer Corner."
Millertbarg. O- Aox. 1. 1871. BOtf
Hu purchased the Mlllerstrarr Mills and is
now in resdiness to -vecomaodate all who may
tavor aiin wun
The Mill is one of the very best, and no ef
fort will he spared to please customers.
FLOUR, FEED, &C.
Kept constantly on hand.' Highest market
price para ior
All Kinds of Grain.
rTIHX nndertigBed will write with neatness.
JL accuracy ana uiapatcB,
Powers of Attorney, Liens, and
Take acknowledgments of the same;
Protett Notes, Draftt and Bills of
Make out Partial and Final Accounts for Ad
ministrators, Executors and Guardians,
for filing and settling estates in
the Probate Court,
l.. aT. TtTITsTs, Notary Publio
Office over Long.Browa A Ce's Bank, MUlera-
Durx, v UKSi
J. & G. ADaiHS,
Do a Ceneral Banking, Discount and
AGENTS FOB THE
North Pacific 70 Gold Loan,
The most desirable Railroad security now on
C- r. BEEGLE,
Plain' Jb OmameiTtal
Work warranted. All mlAit ammntlv e-r-
eeuted. Orders to be left at J. MCLVASK'S
The Singer Sewing Machine
The Singer Manu-
told, last pear, over
than any other com
pany. Sold J 'm cash
or good promissory
notes, or. oft monthly
diis and attachments
kept on hand.
Machine kept at Negefpach't Store.
lm. MlLLERSBURG, O.
LOOK THIS WAY !
HAS JUST RECEIVED THE
Sjrii ail Slier Styles
In bis New Boom, One Door West of Bird's
Work Warranted to Fit!
And made in the Latest and Most Approved
I am still Agent for the
Singer Sewing Machine !
And keep Needles and OU, of the best quality.
Main Street, Millersburg, O.
SEEDS AND PLANTS.
C. C. True Cape Cod Cranberry, best sort for
i. i piana, ixiwianil. ol oanieu, uy man,
S repaid. $1,00 per 100;ts,00 per 1,000. A priced
ataloe-acof this and all Fruit. Ornaineutal
Ac and Freh Flower am Garden tweeds, tbe
choicest collection in the country, with all
Doveiue, win oe sent gratis to any plain au.
dress. S5 sorts oSeither Flower, Oanlen.Tree,
Fruit, Evergreen, or Herb Seeds, for $1.00, sent
by malt, prepared Wholesale Catalogue to the
B. M.WATSON. Old Colonv Nurseries and
Seed Warehouse, Plymouth, 111 as,. Establish
THE COMING OF THE LORD.
" At eves, or at midnight, or at cockerowini
or ia the morning."
It way re at tbe closing day.
When from the golden west
The ana's gleam slowly dies away.
Bringing the hour of rest.
And the twilight shades are slowlv
Gathering round thy home.
And a silence calm and holy
Sweetly pervades thy room.
Then in the stiUnesa, watch and pray,
At the closing day
Thy Lord may come.
It may be at the midnight hour,
W hen earth is husbea in sleep.
When clouds of darkness round thee lower.
And angels vigil keep;
When the lights are out, the fire's faint gloi
Scarce piercing through the gloom.
Although no fbotstepsoft and low
Is beard within thy room.
Watch and pray, at the midnight hour.
Though the darkness Tower
- Thy Lord may come.
It may be when tbe herald of dawa
Sounds forth so shrill and clear.
When dewy night is almost gone.
And day is drawing near,
When the waning moon is sinking low.
And stars are growing dim,
And fitful slumbers come and go,
Whileeuiet reigns within.
Ia that calm hour, oh , watch k"d pray.
Ere the dawn of day
- Thy Lord may come.
It may be In the morning bright.
When shades of night are gone,
Aad the sun's early slanting light '
Gleams over hill and lawn ;
When the birda are gayly singing
Their songs around thy home.
And the morning air is winging
Sweet fragrance in thy room,
Watch and pray, in the early light.
In tbe morning bright
Thy Lord may come.
[From the Coshocton Age.]
An Essay on Intemperance
Encouraging Words to
those Laboring for its
Below, by the uoaaitnous request of
the Temperance Uass Meeting, held at
Central Hall on last Saturday evening,
Alias Lide Hackinson furnishes us for
publication, a copy ef the Essay writ
ten by her for that occasion :
In submitting; the following appeal
for publication, I desire to say that it
was never meant to be read in "cold
blood ;" not that I do not believe the
sentiment to be true, but because it was
so hastily written and merely intended
for an audience already so enthusiastic
that they would be sure to regard its
imperfections with a leniency not to be
expected from the general reader. '
L. V. H.
It has been suggested by tbe gentle
men who are interested in our work,
that some good may result from a di
rect pergonal appeal at this meeting
from the ladies to the ladies; and be
cause I a in unwilling that we should
leave any duty unperformed, I have
accepted the task. Te those who have
faith only in private prayer for the re
moval of this curse; te those who dis
believe in the permanency of emotion
al effects ; and to those who give as suf
ficient reason for withholding them
selves from this work, that they are not
jKraonaKy concerned, having no friends
in danger, I make appeal to-night.
As regards private prayer alone, it is
hardly reasonable to suppose that the
prayers of the good, and of suffering
women everywhere, have not asceaded
continually and without intermission.
We have tried the efficacy of faith with
out works, and th result is, what you
Can men net see that they require a
miracle, when they ask that God shall
soften the hearts of all the liquor sellers
in the land, and cause them te desist
from their unholy traffic?
And we are teld that the age of mira
cles is past. When seas are to be over
come when distance is to be annihilated,
when mountains are to be made to dis
appear, or when any physical result is
to be obtained, men do net retire into
their closets to pray to God to exert Sis
power, and save them the trouble ol
using theirs; no, strong arms, and
stronger brains are set to work; human
faculties are brought to bear upon these
seemingly insurmountable difficulties;
and steam and electricity are caught
and controlled by man to do his bidding
and annihilate space. And eox I think,
it would be equally as absurd, to ask
God to accomplish moral results with
human agency, and the faithful exer
cise of human faculties, as it would
have been for the projectors of the
Mount Cenis Tunael, or for the inven
tor of the electric telegraph, to ask Him
to accomplish physical and scientific re
sults, without the active, and patient
labor of men, themselves. He has been
very lavish of his gifts; and though
such qualities as courage, energy and
patient endurance, are latent in many
of us, it is only by their active use that
they attain their highest develepment;
and God has wisely ordained that it
should be so.
I can conceive of no greater presump
tion, than for men and women, when
they have a disagreeable duty before
them, one, like this, that involves an
amount of personal inconvenience, or
fancied loss of dignity, or that conflicts
with our notions of what is refined and
proper, to decorously withdraw them
selves into their closets, and request the
Lord to disarrange His eternal laws,
and to perform for them a miracle,
thereby sparing them from doing that
which is not only distasteful, but diffi
cult. God never meant to encourage
such sloth, and inaction, and such un
christian refinement. When we have
that to do that requires some patient
work, and some unpleasant duties, I
would suggest that we try what human
hearts, tender with love and charity,
and strong with faith, hope and a fixed
determination can do, assisted to be sure,
and guided and controlled by Him who
is always ready to help those who help
themselves; to strengthen those who
strive for strength ; and to inspire with
a fresher laith, tbe faltering in a good
work. He has been always with us in
this cause It is the hearts of men that
we waut to touch; men, whose ears
cannot hear ns when we pray iu secret,
and whose eyes are unaccustomed to
see the tears of nnhappy women they
have wronged. So doubt thera men
know that such things are ; that men
are ruined, and that the hearts of wo
men are broken, and their homes made
desolate, every day. They could not
live and not know that these things are
true but they must be made to feel their
truth. And when they are brought
face to face with the weeping women
that they have wronged, when they see
the tears, and hear the prayers of which
they have heretofore only been dimly
conscious, tears and prayers will have
for them a deeper significance a fuller
To those who deplore the emotional
character of this movement; who
doubt the permanency of its effects,
and who talk ot a reaction, I want to
say that this Is not the enthusiasm of a
day. It has been wisely said of wo
men that "they are radical in senti
ment, but conservative in action;" and
so, when women are driven to act, men
may be sura that no ephemeral feeling
has been the cause. This sentiment has
long been smoldering in our hearts; it
has been gathering in strength and in
tensity, through many weary years
is a thing ef no sudden growth, but the
outcropping of a deep feeling which
has been nourished by the prayers, and
watered by the tears of suffering wo
men for generations past. Men may
be sure that when the women whom
they most respect, forget their natural
reserve and timidity, and ignore the
regard which they all cherish for the
traditional proprieties of Life, and ven
ture forth upon such a crusade, as this
tbat "tho times are ripe for action."
Xo, this feeling is no sudden infection
caught from fluent orators, or from
some passing eveut. Tbe curse dates
back beyond the memory of the oldest
woman of our band ana tnis move
ment is the expression of all that they
will dare in the future.
No doubt when a few enthusiasts in
the colonies, spoke first of open rebel
lion to England, there were wise men
and conscientious, who considered the
superior strength ef the oppressor, and
the infinite disadvantages under which
we labored, and who denounced the
Patrick Henry of that day, as having
engendered a fit of "emotional insanity
among the people, which would be
transitory in its nature, and which
quickly enough relapse into bard com
mon sense when once they had been
whipped into obedience, and when the
restricting, and injustice to which they
had heretofore been subject, should be
brought to bear upon them with re
doubled force. But the orators of that
day did not manufacture that emotion.
It was there. It bad lived in the hearts
of the people, from the time, that op
pression first begun. It had been
ground into their souls and stamped
afresh upon their minds by tbe history
of each day; and the eloquence of our
orators, was only the medium tbat com
municated tho electric spark which
fired the latent nfass, and caused It to
burst forth a might an unquenchable
flame. I am glad that our forefathers
did not rely upon private prayer alone
to throw off the British yoke. I re
joice, rather, that strong arms, and
stout hearts fought manfully, relying
upon God only lor "aid and comfort" to
a jest cause. But these sentiments of
ours have been longer in growing,
These wrongs of which we speak, have
been more cruel. George the Third
had only power overx the political wel
fare of men, but we fight a tyrant that
ruins body aud soul.
It was no doubt urged by the Phari
sees and others, at Jerusalem, that
Christ taught an emotional religion,
that would soon die, leaving only a
memory behind. But the truths he
taught, were eternal; and though they
rippled along in a narrow stream at
first, this stream grew broader, and
deeper, until it flowed a mighty river
with resistless course; and the sneers,
and persecutions with which tbe fool
ish thought to stop its flow, sank like
pebbles thrown upon its waters.
In an editorial, in a' late Harper's
Weekly, it is stated that no less than
fifty thousand persons annually die of
drunkenness actually die and that it
is a serious question, whether the sixty
millions of dollars annually raised by
the Internal Revenue, and by Tariff on
the importations of liquors, do not cost
the country two or three hundred mill
ions in the consequence, by the use of
liquors. It was also given as an un
questionable fact, that four fifths of all
the crime in this country, springs from
the use of intoxicating drink, publicly
sold. In the same article, occurs the
following: "Mr. A. M. Powell, in his
remarks to the Judiciary Committee
says that in a prohibitory connty in
Maine, of twenty-five thousand inhabi
tants, he tound an empty jail, without
a prisoner for a year, and the last pris
oner was a woman, convicted of selling
liquor illegally. Gov. Perham told
him that, in his county of Oxford,
Maine, with a population of thirty, or
thirty-five thousand, he could show him
an empty jail, which had been empty
two thirds of the time during six years.,
In Vineland,N. J., a prohibitory town
as Mr. Landis stated before a Commit
tee of Legislature, there is a popula
tion of ten thousand five hundred, and
last year, the police expenses were
twenty-five dollars; and in 1872, the
poor rates, among a miscellaneous pop
ulation, were three hundred and fifty
dollars;" aud (bus, statistics show that
we would be wise to advocate thecanse
of Temperance upon strictly economic
There are few enough of ns who can
say "We have no personal interest in
this matter ;" one, here aud there, bap
pier than her sisters, may be able to do
this ; but can even these dare say they
never will have personal interest? I
am sorry that all women who can say
they have not suffered through the ruin
of father, brother," husband or sou, dp
not join ns in this movement. I should
think they would instantly do so, out of
sheer thankfulness tbat they have been
so spared, if not out of a human sym
pathy for others, to whom the fates
have been less kind. We earnestly beg
of these fortunate ones to give us their
help, their influence and their sym
pathy; and while we pray that they
may ever be spared, we . must remind
them of the uncertainties of life, and
suggest to them that "an ounce of pre
vention, is better than a pound of cure.''
But not upon selfish grounds would we
urge them. The service of humanity is
one to which we are bound to give If
not the greater at least, some part of
our lives, and of what we possess ol
powers and to shirk, is as ignoble, as
cowardly, for a woman, as for a man.
We have all beard a great deal of those
angelic qualities, those almost Diviue
attributes, which, through the ages,
have made woman the theme of poets,
aud of bards; and even in this prosaic
nineteenth century, maintains ber still,
an abject of reverent worship. Her
beauty, wit and charm, have been cele
brated in strains of melodious elo
quence; her devotion, tenderness, self
abnegation, have never lucked appre
ciation ; but we venture to say, that no
one thing Is more admirable, more de
serving of all praise, than the zeal, the
disinterested courage, with which, all
selfish motives cast aside she enters
upon the pnth of simple right and duty.
The divinest attribute of woman is her
humanity; and long after the beauty
of Cleopatra, the wit and learning of
De Stoal, or the grace of Recarmier is
forgotten, will live the memory ef those
beautiful lives which were spent in
good deeds, and which shine with an
enduring lustre which neither beauty.
nor wit can give. Lastly, this, to those
who have pledged themselves to this
work, and may feel at times their hearts
falter, and their courage fail, in view of
difficulties to be overcome, and of ridi
cule to be encountered ; we are by no
means prepared to depreciate those dif
ficulties. If this evil were not deep-
rooted, if it had not entrenched itself
so firmly as to defy all ordinary efforts
for removal, we would need no resort
to these which are extraordinary. But
with patience, courage, and above all,
with an unfalteriug earnestness and
determlnation,wecan march to victory;
and the broken ranks of the enemy
upon a Hundred fields, attest my words
The Bible mentions 'several races of
giants,' as the Rephaims, the Anakims,
the Zmlnaa, Zonzonimg and others. Pro
fane historians also mention eiants:
they gnve seven feet of heuzht te Her
cules, their first hero, and in our davs
we have seen men eight feettiisrh. The
giant wbo was shewn is Rouen in 1735
measured eight feet some inches. The
emperor Maximin was of tbat sixe.
Skeukius and Platerus, physicians of
toe last century, saw, several of that
stature; and Gorepius was a girl who
The body of Orestes, according to the
Greeks, was eleven feet and a half: the
giant Galbara, brought from Arabia to
rtome under:Claudius: Ctesar.was near
ten feet, and the bones of Secondilln
andPulio, kcepersof the gardens of
oauust, were but six indies shorter.
unnam, a Scotchman who lived in
the time ef Eugene the Second. Kino-
of Scotland measured eleven feet and a
naif; and Jacob le Mains, in his voy
age to the Straits of Magellan, reports
that on the 17th of December, 1615, they
found at Port Desire several craves
covered with stones; and having; the
unosity to remove the stones, they
discovered hnman skeletons of ten and
eleven; feet long. - ..
The Chevalier Scory iu his vovap-e to
tho Tin 1. 1 .1, -...
aenerine, says that they
found in one of the , sepulchral caverns
oi tnat mountain the head of a Gaun
che, which had eighty teeth, and the
ooay was not less than fifteen feetlon
1 be giant Ferragus, slain bv Orlan.
do, nephew.of Charlemague, was eieh-
WCJI JCCfc Ulgll, .
Rioland, a celebrated 'anatomist'who
wrote in 1814, says that some years be
fore, there was te be seen la the sub
urbs of St. Germain, the tomb of the
juuu isoret, wno was twenty feet high.
In Rouen, in 1509, Inidigging in the
dhcheaeatheDomiaicans, they found
stone tomb con tflirTin i rii;,':.'
whose skull held a;bushel.of corn, and'
whose shin-bone reached un to theieir-
dle of the tallest man there, being
about four feet long, aud consequently
the body must have been seventeen or
eighteen feet high. Upon, the tomb was
plate of copper, whereupon was en
graved,In this tomb lies the noble and
puissant lord the Chevalier Eicon de
Vallemont, and his bones." Platerus,
famous, physician, declares that be
saw at Lucerne the true human bones
a subject which must have been at
least nineteen feet high.
Valence in Dauphine boasts ef pos
sessing the bones of the giant Bucart,
tyrant of the Vlvarais, who was slain
by an arrow by the Count de Cabillion,
bis vassal. Tbe Dominicans bad a part
the shinboncs, with the articulation
of the knee, and his figure painted in
fresco,with an inscription she wing that
this giant was twenty-two and a half
feet high, and that his boaes were
found in 1765, near the banks of the
Morderi, a little river at the foot of the
mountain' of Crussol, upon which tra
dition says, the giant dwelt.
January 11, 1613, some masons dig
ging near the ruins of a castle in Dau
phine, in a field which by tradition had
long been called the Giant's Field, at
the depth of eighteen feet discovered a
brick tomb thirty feet long, twelve
feet wide, and eight feet high, on which
was a gray stone, with the words The
tobechus Rex cut thereoa. When the
tomb was opened they found a human
skeleton entire twenty-five feet and a
half long, ten feet wide across the
shoulders, and five feet deep from the
breast-bone to the back. His teeth
were about the size each of an ox's foot
and the shin-bone measured four feet.
Near Mezarino, in Sicily in 1516 was
found a giant thirty-feet high; his
head was the size of a hogshead, and
each of his teeth weighed five ounces.
Xear Palermo, in the valley of Ma-
zara, in Sicily, a skeleton of a giant
thirty feet long was found in the year
1548, and another ef thirty-three feet
high in 1550; and many curious per
sons have preserved several of these
gigantic bones. The Athenians found
near their city two famous skeletons,
one of thirty-four and the other of
thirty-six feet high. -
At Totu, in Bohemia, in 758, was
found ft skeleton, the head ef which
could scarce be encompassed by the
arms of two men together, and whose
legs, which they still keep in the castle
that city, were twenty-six feet long.
The skull of the giaut found in Mac
edonia, September, 1691, held 210
pounds of corn.
The celebrated Sir Hans Sloane, who
treated this matter very learnedly, does
not doubt these facts, but thinks the
bones were those of clophants, whales,
or other enormous animals.
Elephants' bones may be shown for
these of giants, but they can never im
pose on connoisseurs.
Whales, which by their immease bulk
are more proper to be substituted for
the largest giants, have neither arms
nor legs ; and the head of that animal
has hot the least resemblance to that of
man. If it be true, therefore, that a
great number of the gigantic bones
which we mentioned have been found
by anatomists, and have by them been
reputed real human bones, the exist
ence of giants is proved. Harper's
The Brooklyn Eagle is responsible for
the following: "Pimpleville, Vl, is
evidently not a good field for an Inde
pendent, outspoken journal. The Phn-
plevllle Post lately published tills Item :
'Those who have lately been engaged in
sheep-stealing had better stand from un
der. We know whom we are talking
about.' The result was a loss of sixty
subscribers, and the paper will go into
Sensations of Starving.
For the first two days through which
a strong and healthy man is doomed
exist upon nothing, his sufferings are.
perhaps ,more acute than in the remain
ing states he feels an inordinate,' un
speakable craving at the stomach, night
and day. The mind runs upon beef,
bread and other suostantials, but still,
a great measure, the body retains its
strength. On the third and fourth days
but especially on the fourth', this inces
sant craving gives plaice to a sinking
and weakness of the stomach, accom
panied by a nausea. The unfortunate
sufferer still desires food,bnt with loss
strength he loses that eager craving
which is felt in tbe earlier stages.
Should be chance to obtain a morsel or
two ot food, he swallows it with a' wol
fish avidity, but five minutes afterward
his sufferings are more intense than ev
er. He feels as if he bad swallowed
living lobster which is clawing and feed
ing upon the very foundation of his ex
istence.. .On the fifth day his cheeks
suddenly appear hollow and sunken,bis
body attenuated, his color is ashy pale,
and his eye wild, glassy, and cannibal-
ish. The different parts of the system
now war with each other. The stom
ach calls upon the legs to go with it in
quest of food ; the legs,from very weak
ness, refuse. The sixth day brings'wlth
It increased suffering, although the
pangs of hunger are lost in an overpow
ering languor and sickness. Tbe head
becomes giddy the ghosts of well re
membered dinners pass in hideous pro
cessions through, the mind. The sev
enth day comes, bringing increased las
situde and f uther prostration of strength
The arms bang lifelessly, the legs drag
heavily. The desire for food is stiiH
left, to a degree but it must be brought,
not sought. The miserable remnant of
life which still hangs to the sufferer is a
burden almost too grievous to be borne;
yet his inherent love of existence indu
ces a desire still to preserve it, if it can
be saved without a tax upon bodily ex
ertion. The mind wanders. At one
mementrhe thinks his weary limbs can
not sustain him a mile, the next he is
endowed with unnatural strength, and
if there be a certainty of relief before
him, dashes bravely and strongly for
ward, wondering whence proceeds his
new and sudden impulse. Ohio Farm-
A writer in the Newell Reporter has
given tbe following literary curiosity.
There are twenty readings of the same
line, without adding or exchanging a
word, or changing the ending, or in
juring the sense. Theline is from Gray's
Elegy: - ' ' r- - : - -
"The plowman homeward plods bis
The weary plowman homeward plods
The weary plowman plods his home
The homeward plowman plods his
weary way .
The homeward plowman,weary,plods
his way. . - . ,
Tbe homeward,weary plowman,plods
his way. .
The weary,hemeward plowman,plods
Homeward the weary plowman plods
his way. , ' . .- , . . . ' .
Home ward, weary, the plowman plods
his way. .
Homeward the plowman plods his
Homeward the plowman,weary,plods
Weary, the homeward plowman plods
Weary, homeward, the plowman plods
Weary, the plowman plods his home
ward way. ""'"""!
Weary, the plowman homeward plods
his way. . : . -:.
The plowman plods his hoaaeward,
The plowman plods his weary, home
ward way. . . . . .-.
The plowman, homeward, weary ,plods
his way." - i
The plowman, weary .homeward plods
The plowman, weary,plods his home
A writer in Seribner's, in an article
upon "Savage Man," shows the causes
many of the wars among ancient ra
Never did war, among either savage
or civilized peoples assume so siiister
an aspect,as when it was carried on un
der tbe guise of religion, to furnish
these human banquets which some peo
ples have thought it necessary to lay be
fore their gods. That "the gods were
hungry," was the cause oi wars among
many ancient races, but notably so
among tbe Mexicans. . The object of
wars among the Aztecs was far less ter
ritorial or personal aggrandizement
than than the procuring of human vic
tims to place before their deities. More
than two thousand of sneh victlms.upon
moderate estimate, were annually
sacrificed in the Mexican temples, and
in some years more than a hundred
thousand human beings are believed to
have perished in this manner. They
also had a yearly sacrifice to one of
their idols, iu which the victim was a
beautiful youth, who was worshiped as
god for a whole year before he was
The Highest Bridge on the
The bridge of the Cincinnati t South
ern Railroad, over the Kentucky river,
will be tbe highest bridge on the Conti
nent, being 375 feet above low water in
the river. Towers erected for a suspen
sion bridge at this point rise three hun
dred and sixty feet above low water in
the river. Tbe scenery of this region is
beautiful and romantic. The next high
est bridge ou the American Continent
Is in Peru, South America, the Agra Ue
Verm gas Viaduct, on the Lima 4 Avo-
na Railroad, which at the highest point
is 202 feet above low water. Pleasant
Hill, a Shaker village, founded in 1805,
is located near the point at which the
Southern Railrord crosses the Kentucky
An eccentric old fellow who lived
along side a grave yard was asked if it
was not an unpleasant location . "No,"
said he, "I never had close neighbors
that minded their own business so stid-
dy as they do."
Continent. "What a Woman Did For Me."
.. "To tell the truth," said Joan Havi
land, as he threw aside his evening pa
per, and faced the group in the parlor,
"I am fast grewin-fout of patience with
the text woman at the bottom of It."
It would be strange in this world stade
up, so far as we are aware, ef nothing
bnt the two sexes if a woman would
aet'oocasioaally be found at the bottom '
of anytbiag trood. It Is the in'astice ef
the tbipg that makes ate angry. Now
there are hundreds of us poor fellows
who owe all we are have, all we hope
to become, in this world er the next, to
the aaselflsh love of womea." '
, The gentleman's ftee was flushed And
he spoke warmly and feelingly ,so much
so that his wife rocking her baby to
sleep in the farther corner of the room
Inquired: ' ' i- ' i
But why should you care, John? It
has always been so, and always will be
so. We don't think much about it now
because we have been taught to expect
it." "J ;' : i
"Bnt yon should care land yon shedld
fight for each other more than, you do.
There is one chapter ia my life's his
tory that I have always kept locked in
my heart, hut to-night I feel as U it was
my duty to open it for your inspection;
and I do it for. the love of. oue woman
who made me what I am worthy te be,
the husband of a good woman." .
"Why, John!" said Mrs. Haviland,
softly approaohing baby, still beld
tight to her bosom "you absolutely
frighten me." f i
'Let's have the story," said the rest
of the group, certain that some thing
good might be anticipated; -and John
commenced, at first a little timid, but
gaining confidence as he proceeded.
"When I first came to New York at
the age Of twelve years, to seek my for
tune, I could eall myself a precociouB
chap, without danger ef being acoueeed
of any unusual degree ot self appreciai-
tion. I was quick to learn everything,
the bad as well as the good. My em
ployer used profane language." I pfeki
ed up the oaths he d roped with a natur
alness that surprised even myself. , The
boys in the office all chewed tobacco.-!-
This was the little the hardest job I ever
attempted, but after two weeks nausea
and indescribable stomach retching, t
came off victorious', "and could get away
with mj paper a day with ' the best at
themV : .- '. i . .' it
"True, every word ef it," continued
the speaker. . , I
"One afternoon I was sent with a
note from my employer to a house ia
the upper Fart of the city.' I hadn't
anything to read, but I had plenty of
tobacco and with that I proposed to en
tertain myself during the two or three
hours I must spend in tbe 'passage.
For some distance I did not notice who
were beside me, and by-snd-by a lady
said very softly aad pleasantly.
Would you please, little boy,be a lit
tle more careful.- I am going to a par
ty this afternoon and weuki hate to
have my dress soiled.?' -, v r
I looked into her face. It was the
sweetest face I ever saw. Pale, earn-'
est and loving to my boyish heart, it
was the countenance of bh angel. -
"What in the world did yea say ?" in
terrupted Mrs. Haviland, her . bright
eyes filling with tears as she saw how
tbe memory of this beautiful woman af
fected her husband. " ' ' -'
"Say! There was little more to say.
I think all I did for some time was to
look. I managed to dispose of the to
bacco, however, and wiped any mouth'
very carefully, all of which I felt cer-
taid she saw and mentally commented
upon. , : ! . ; j". '
"Have you a mother, little boy ?" she
asked in the same lew tone.
No ma'am," I answered, and felt my
throat filling up, and I knew I so net
swallow mighty fast to keep frorav sob
bing. r .. . .:.:,..,-.;.,.,?.'
"You have a father rthen,! suppose?"
she kept on. 1 " " ' ' " 11
"No, ma'am no father,"
"Brothers aad sisters?" - . j
"Neither, ma'am." - .
Then the little boy is all alone ia the
world?" ' ' " '
"AU alone, ma'am." ' ' ;f
"Hew long has bis mother' been
dead?" , and the, dear woman looked
away from my face, and waited till, I
could speak. '
"Two years," I answered. I ""
"And yon loved her," were the next
words. . . V ) -. .
"Dearly ,"was all I eould say.
"And what do you think your dear
mother would say how do you think
she would feel te know that her little
bey was guilty of such a disgusting
habit as this?" pointing to my cheek
where the tell-tale quid had vainly tried
to stand its ground. T r2i'J'0--3AM
"I must leave now," she continued,
but here is my card, and if you come
te me most any evening, I shall be glad
to see yon, and perhaps we can be of
service to each other.? '
She gave me her little gloved , hand
and to my dying day I never shall for
get the sensation of that moment. I
could not bear to part with her: with
out ber I felt that I eould do nothing
with her I could grow to a soaa'a es
tate man in the. truest sense of the
word. From that moment tobacco nev
er passed my lips. ' - ' ': '
As soon as I oauld summon courage I
caller! upon that lady. . Well de I re
member bow my heart beat as I waited
in the elegant parlor for, her te come
down ; and how awkward I felt as I fol
lowed my guide to her private setting
room. Here she get at every point in
myjlfe, and before I bade her good-by i
it was arranged tbat I should speud two
evenings of each week at her housend
study on those occasions fust what I
No lover ever looked forward te meet
ing the mistress of his heart any mere
ardently than I did to those meetings
with my friend.
I grew earefUl of my personal apper-
ance, careful of my conversation, and
strove in every way to be worthy of this
noble friendship. - Two years passed ia
this delightful manner two years that
made me. My friend not only attend
ed to my studies, striving also all the
while te sow the right kind ef spiritual
seed, but she procured tne a buaiaeas sit
uation with a particular friend ef hers
where I remain to this day. Nobody,
but God, knows what. i owe to this wo
man. . During the last three moo the of
those two years I noticed that she grew
constantly pale and thin -she never was
betrayed lato speaking ef herself. Some
times, when I wonld ask ber If sbe felt
worse than usual, she woald reply
uedieated to the Interest ot tbe BeweBftemi
W,t HAWuAyao4 te- jmSthT.
flf. , WHlTf CUNWHQilAll,;,;
OrFICB-CommereiBl Block, over Balvaaw't
sj uoooa i
One year tie advance) -,-ft9,0Q.
' - ---- 1,4X1,
1 eTot P-ar&aalxa4a;.' -
snresuoiB Jorrratrngoaoa,ai awe
or the best furnished country nfltoea in aba
"Oh, no! only a little tired that Is
IV".."- . '
"One evening she kept me by her so
fa' much longer than was her eyisteta,
while she arranged lessons and laid out
work enough, -k seemed to me, for
swMtfsav-i its..:i -.J l-TSiu
"Why so much to-night?", I iaqnired
conscious that my heart ached, and vag
uely suspecting the cause."
"Because dear," she answered,"! do
net want yen to come Jar the next week
and I am anxious that you should have
sufficient work to anticipate as well as
to keep you "busy., I think I ean trust
yeu to be a good boy, John." ' "
il think you can, ma'am," I answer
ed , almost sobbing. , i,.o'm
"If I should see your mother, my boy
before long, what shall I say to her for
you?" in .j 7 A
fThen I knew all, and my grief knew
no bounds. " It Is no use to go ou. She
died two days after, and "when I hear
folks saj lug, 'There' a wtknaa at the
bottom . ef It,' I feel like telling the
whole -world what a woman did for
The Legend of the Felt Mat.
' There is a legend among tbe hatters
that felt was invented fey no lest a per
son than St. Clement, tbe patron stint
of their trade. Wishing to make a pil
grimage to the Holy Sepulchre, and at
the same time to do penance for sundry
nnexpiated ; peccadilloes, ' the' pious
monk started oa bis journey afoot. As
to whether be was- afflicted with earns
or kindred miseries, the ancient chroa
ksler from which this lAfermatien is de
rived is silent; but at all events, a few
day's successive tram plug soon began
to blister his feet. In order to obtain
relief, ifc occurred to him to line his
shoes with the Air. ef a rabbit.; This
be did, and, on arriving at bis destina
tion, was surprised to find -that the
warmth and moisture of his feet bad
worked the soft hair Into cloth like,
mass. Tbe idea thus tuirgestBd be elab
orated in the solitude of his cell, and,
finally, there being no patent laws in
existence in those days, he gratuitously
presented to his fellow tuortals, the re
sult of his genius in tbe shape of a felt
bat. . .-. . ... i , ... .
A farmer gathers what he sows, and
seamstress sews, what she gathers. .
Seth Greea receives $2,000 from the
State of Pennsylvania, for tile right te
use nis patent ..sbad-natcaing boxes ior
An Erie boy of ten years wentraftinr
in a cellar full of water, and just missed
giving tne coroner a job. ; .
Stephen Hoed, the nearre at Cleveland
who murdered his step-sen, has given
op all hopes of life, imlese his colored
friends succeed in getting his sentence,
A boy hanging oa behind a wagon at
Mogetown, itoutgomery county, was
struck in the eye by the driver's whip,
cutting the eye entirely out. .
Are blacksmiths, who make a living by
forging, or carpenters, who do a little
counter fitting, any worse than men
who sell iron and steel for a living ?
A sheep was found in Maine the oth
er day under a snow drift in a hole sev.
en or eight feet deep, where It had beea
for at least twelve days without food.
was alive, and apparently ail right-
According to a ' recent prophecy the
Pope is to die this year.and all the peo
ple who look o'wradows far three days
thereafter are to be struck dead Imme
diately. Conscience doth make cowards ef as
all, particularly of a Micfalgander who
on being arrested lor larceny, promptly
confessed to burglary, bigamy, and In
fanticide. '- '
-"Well," neigbbor, what is the most
Christian news this moraing" said a
genUeman to a friend. .
I have just bought a barrel ef lour
for a poor woman." .
"Just like you ! Who is it yon have
mads happy with yoor charity this
time?" : - c - ; ,.
"My wife." :
In the South it costs a bale ef cottoa,
the" West a stack of hay, in Ctncinaa
ti ft barrel of pork, In Virginia a hogs
head of tobacco, la Pennsylvania a ten
pig ironaad ia New Eagland a first
class sewing machine to dress a belle
for a ball. "
The Peona .Benete says that a lady
teacher ia one of the public: schools was
amazed the ether day by teeing a per
fect forest of juvenile hands . a up ia
the air and shake and gesticulate witis
violent agitation. 'What do yen want ?'
queried tbe puzzled Instructor. Chorus.
Yer hair's falling off.""- "'
A young lady of Lyons J wa, recent
said ; "Some men are always talk
ing about patronising their owe town
always harping oo that 'duty 4tnd
yet tbey go abroad to get married, while
here we all stand, waiting! I do Hope
that some ef these mea who marry East
ern womea will get cheated!" ' . ';
A colored : citizen of Natchez was
boasting to a grocer of the cheapness ef
tea pounds of sugar he hod purinaoerl
a rival store. , rLet me weigh the
package," said the grocer, and it was
found two pounds short. The colored
gentleman looked perplexed for a mo-
ment, and then said : "Goes ne aiaa i
cheat dis child much; while be was
gettia' the sugar I stole two pair ob
: The publishing plan of a Western sci-
eatlst for producing rata is to" elevate a
copper wire by a seJloonc other meaaa
until its upper end reaches the Cloud,"
hitch the lower end to a railroad track,
and send currents of electricity. ' AU a
farmer hu ts do for a mftegward against
drought ia to buy a balloon, three r
four mile of copper wire, a battery, a
railroad, and some gas work.
"She died," said Poily,"and was sev
seen again, for she was burled in the
ground, where the trees grow." In the
cold ground," said the child, shudder
ing. "No,", returned Polly, "in toe
warm rround, where tbe- Ugly JlIUO
seeds re turned Into beautiful- towers,-
and where good people turn into an
gels, and fly away to Heaven." -Os
Copper W. r - .
At a Sunday-school examination aa
eloquent clergyman made a brief ad
drem to the pupils on the aeoeaBlty ef
obeying their teachers Bad growing up
loyal and aseful dtiaena. Te emphasize
hla remarks be painted to a barge aa--tlooftl
flag spread oa one aide of the
room, aad inquired, "Soya, what at that
flag tor?" A little nroahs, who ander
stood the eondltkm of tbe house Better
than the speeJroT,said, "T hide the dirt,