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a a wrnnTT.iVn PifiTOtlfOM
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KILLBUCK LODGE, I. 0. 0. F.,
, Meets every Tuesday
evening, in meirnall
Railway Time Tables.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. MARCH 29, 1874.
No.l, No. 5, No. 7, .No. 3.
Fast Ex Mall. PacEx N'gtEx
Pittsbnrg, 305&jn Bjnajn 9.40a.m 2.15pm
Rochester, 7 JO " 10J0 " 3.25 "
Alliance, 5.40 1L00 " 1.40pm S.15 '
Orrrille. 7.15 " llilpm ZM - ICO "
Manslleld. 9.21 " 3.16 " 5.22 " 95 "
Crestlincar 9J0 " 4.00 " 5JB " 10Jt5
Crestllne,lT 10.10 " 5.00a.m 8J5 " 1035 "
Forest, 114 " 8.40 " 8.13 " 11J9 "
Lima, . 1x34pm 7X3 " 95 " l.olajn
Ft. Wayne,! iJB 10.45 " liSOajn 3.25
Plymouth, 5-04 " 1.40pm 3.S3 " 6.05 "
Chicago. 8.S0 " S30 " 7J0 " 9.20
- No. 4; NO. J, No., No. 8,
N'gtEx Fast Ex PacEx Mail.
Chicago, . 10.10pm mtn 5J5pm 5.15a.m
Plymoath, aa.m M.10pm 9J0 " 9.26
Ft. Wayne, 5J0 " 135" 11-10 " 12.40pm
Lima, 8X4 " 4J1 ' 138a.m 3.00 "1
Forest, " 5J2 " 145 " ,4J0'f -CresUine,ar
11J5 650" 4J20 0.15 "
CrestllaeJr lLSOam 7.10 " 430 " 6J5a.m
MansHeld,4 UJ3 73T" 07 fc50 "
Orrrille, lXSpm 9.23 E.40 " 9.13 "
Alliance,. 3.40 " 11.10 " 8.35 IL20
Rochester; 6.03 ........ 104S " 3.10pm
Pittsburg, 7J0" S20a.m 11.45" 330"
No. fjDaily except Monday: Nos. J, 4. 5, 7,
and 8 Sally except Sunday; Nos. 3 and 0,
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pas. & Ticket Agent.
Atlantic & Great Western
Great Broad-Gauge Route
East and the West.
Winter Arrangement, Nov. 3, 1873.
No. 2. No.)12-'
833 " 80S "
935" 850 "
U35 i 10.10J
1230XX 11J5 "
120 " 1232TX
430 " 230 "
8.20 " 615.'f
1031 " 838 "
530ax 5.40 FX
830 " 430 ' .T.
Boston Tia.New York
No. 2, EXPKESS, (Dally, Sunday excepted) ,
Sleeping Coach from Cincinnati to New.Vork .
Pasmgeri.can secure 'berths in this -coach
through the train conductor. This train also
permits a day rieir on the entire length of the
Sosqaehanna and Delaware Hiiisian off the
ErielUllway, embracing the most romantic
scenery upon the continent.
No. ii. STRESS. Daily. To this, train tis
attached a SLEEPING COACH, which runs
through to New York without change. A first
class passenger car is also run through to New
York, without change,.by this train, for the
accomuaxlAUon . of. those who do not desire
sleeping coach location. No extra chargefor
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 tls top-over" allowed upon local tickets.
Local passengers must purchase tickets to
their first stopping place, and may then repur
chase from that point to destination.
W. B. SHATTUC,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
CINCINNATI, O. P. D. COOPER, General Superintendant.
Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
Acc'm.'Ctn. Ex. Loc Ft. Acc'm.
Columbus, 12,00 m ". 4,30pm
Westerrllle, ltss pm..
Galena. liA8" .
Millersburg; ,5lam 4,22" 10.20"
Apple Creek, 8,15 ". 5,08 " Ixlpra
Orrvill.- - 'tSS "v K.!S 1.10
Orrrille.- - 'S.S5
Marshalrille, 7,15 "
ataton, 7.X3 "
New Portage, 73 "
Akron, SJl "
Cnyh'ga Falls.8.33 "
Hudson, 9,05 "
5,23 " 2.53 "
6.05 " 153 "
6,24 " 3,45 "
6,40 " 4.20 "
68 " 5,30
7,30 " SO "
No. 16. No.0. No. 4. No.2.
Acc'm . Xoc Ft, Clev. Ex. Acc'm.
8,auam ,40 "- "
125 " 10.04 " 6.08
Axron, t ...
Jlinton. . ...
10,45 " 1041 "v 5,!B "
... 11J5" 10,40" 6,48"
.... 11J0 " 10.57 ' 6,05"
2.00 " 11.56 " 6.41 "
Mt. Liberty, 6.3J "
Condit. - ?28 "
Sunbury, 7,48 "
Wes terviUe,' 8,45"
Columbus, 9,45 "
iz,iepm 4,wi "
123 " 73 "
12,46 " 7,30 "
1,01 " 71 '
Going South. Going North.
i ui 4.z a ni
H.10 7.17 .
45 " 7.03 "
R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
2forth Pacific Bonds.
Call on or'addrcss,
LUTHEE S. KAUFMAN, Broker,
96 Fourth Avenue,
mt PITTSBURGH, PA.
latSSi Vol. XXX.
A Political and Family Journal, Devoted
MlLLERSBTJKG, HOLMES' COUNTY, 0., THUKSDAY, APRIL 23, 1874.
to tlie Interests 'of Holmes
County, and Local and General Intelligence.
sx,. Vol. IY, No.. 36.
Dcs. POMEBEXE" & WISE,
burg, Ohio. Omce Hours Wednesdays,
xrom x to o o'ciocx r. x- ana on &aturaayi
from 9 o'cloct a. x. toS o'clock r. x. 34 tr
"VT. C. STODT, 31. D.
SUCCESSOR OF E. BARNES, if. D ECLEC-
ucrnysicianana burgeon, uxioru, xioimea
County, Ohio. Special attention gireu to
Chronic and Female Ditases. Consultation
free. Office hours from 9 A. M. to 3 1". M, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays. - Sims
P. P. rOJIEKEN'E, M. D.,
DE. S. WILSON',
PHTSICIAN AND SURG EON, OFFICE AND
Residence, west utterly otreet, uoosier, u.
All u.yjinnt mnldrArl (1 11 P as soon as fctTTl-
cea are rendered. 3t9
J. G. BIGHAM, M. D
PHYSICIAN 4 6PRGEOX,MILLERSBURG,
Ohio. otaccatuiitesuienec,atsouui panui
Washington street. iu
PHYSICIAN A SURGEON, OXFORD, OHIO.
Office hours, Saturdays, from9 o'clock A. x.
W. if. BOSS, 3T. D.,
PurfilrTAN AND. SURGEON. MILLERS-
burg, Ohio. Office Tnree floors i.ast 01
Uhler A McDoirells Store. Residence, sec
ond door south or x. is. Kaiirs corner.
Office days, Wednesday and Satorday af-
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE .PEACE. COLLECTIONS
A Co.'s Bank.
Office above Long, Brown
J. & 3. HUSTOX,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, M1LLERSBUCG, O.
Collections prompuy attenaea to. umceop-
s DrcmDtlT l
poslte the First
Fust National Bank.
E, J. DCEE. D. F. EWIXU.
DTjEB t EWDTG,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND NOTARIES
MlUersburg, Ohio. 40r8tf
G. W. EVEBETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
COURTNEY 4 APPLETON,
Corner Main & Depot Streets,
Millersburg, - - Ohio.
W. E. POMEEOY,
MECHANICAL & OPERATIVE DENTIST,
Office In negelspach's JJUlMlng, over juax
well's Clothing Store. 35
T. L. PIERCE,
DENTIST. Commercial Block, OTer shonp's
ORRVILLEjO, NORTH OF R. K. DEPOT,
S. REBUAN, prop'r. -irains going nonn
in the morning stop thirty minutes for
breakfast. The Uurd House is fitted up
in first-class strle. and is one of the best
houses on tne i ., r. n.xuu.u. uouuiiy
people will find it to their interest to stop at
.1. TTAHrpnv. Vmnrietor. Passensrers
conveyed to and from the cars, tree oi cnai
ja-General Stage Office.
WEST END MAIN STREET, MILLERS-
burg. Ohio, JOSXrH isctlie, rropnetor.
This House is in good order, and its guests
will be well eared for. 1 tf
Directly opposite Passenger Depot,
At the junetlon of the P., F. W. & C R. B. and
TlAfnu. nlr fitted nn in the mostTapnrOTcd
style,-is now open to the public, and will be
ready, on the arriTal of trains, either day or
S7tf A. SCOYILL, Proprietor
J axis Sktsxb, Clerk.
ROBXXT C MAXWXLL
E. C. & J. T. MAXWELL,
Gents1 FiMliii Ms!
M A I Nf,S-T E E E 1 ,
TVT1 1 1 ersburt, - Ohio.
The First National Bank
ROBERT LONG, President.
B. C. BROWN., Cashier.
Robert Long, UVAI. Gibsok,
B. c. Brown, Isaao Putnam.
J. H. Newton, John E. Koch: Jr.,
UIL J0JCL 1'OIIZRZNE.
Discount Notes, Receives Depos-
ites, and Transacts a General
Iff BULIASD HALL!
GEO. VAN GORDER,
HAS PURCHASED tho tables and flxtnrcs
formerly owned by John ICorn, uod has
rehtted the room in line style, and proposes to
Temperance Billiard Hall,
Where a person can enjor a game of Billiards
n ivuuiu ueing uisiuroeu oy a rauuie.
uitbiu n call.
We have no room for dead beats or loafers.
. . GEOEdia VAN GORDER.
April 6, 1874. Jitf
HAVING PURCHASED THE GROCERY
and Provision Store of C 1". Leetv. Main
Street, and baring refitted the rooms in good
stle,and added largely to the stock; and is
now prepared to furnish all who mayfaTor
mm vnu tncir patronage, truii eTcrytntng in
hi. if nn nf H. n-h ' -
Canned Fruits, Figs,
&c. &c. dec. &c,
All of which will be sold at the.
Lowest Market Price
tHe also keeps, the" very best Vrandi of
Wines and Liquors,
Suitable for medicinal purpose, which he "will
nos e nay ine anns.
Give him. a. call when Ton. want Anvthinir in
At the old "Hener Corner."
Has purchased the' MIUersburfMills and .is
now in readiness to accommodate all who may
layer nim mia ' :Z
The Sim is one of the Terr best, and no ef-
ion wui oe sparcu to pteose coiwmers.
Kept constantly on hand. Highest market
price paid lor
All Kinds of Grain.
Millersburg, O. Sltf
rpiIE undersigned will write with neatness
a-I accuracy .auu uispaicii,, i ; jc - Tto.
Powers of Attorney, Liens, and
Take acknowledgments of the same;
Protests Notes, Drafts and Dills of
Make out Partial and Final Accounts for Ad
ministrators, Executors and Guardians,
for filing and settling estates in
the Probate Court,
-eV. J. BETjXj, Notary Public
Office over Long.Hrown & Co's Bank, Millcrs-
uurg, yi irs
J. & G. ADAliS,
Do a General Banking, Discount and
AGENT'S FOR THE
North Pacific 7-30 Gold Loan,
The most desirable Railroad security now on
Miller sburg, OJiio.
C- D. BEEGLE,
Plain &, Ornamental
Work warranted. All orders
iVANE'S ecuted. Orders to bo left at J.
LOOK THIS WAT !
HAS JUST. RECEIVED THE ''
Spriutt aufl smh Strles
iQ-bla New Eoom, One Dwr West of Bird's
Work Warranted to Fit!
And made In the Latest and Most Approved
I am still Agent' for the " "
Singer Sewing UTachviic I
And keep Xeedlcs and Oil. of the best quality-,
JBSCall and see me. ZimZ
PRO VISIONS, 'Ac.
Main Street, Millersburg, O.
Notice to Teachers.
THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS or Holmes
County, Om will hold Examinations or
Teachers for the ensuing year, in Room No. 7,
of Union School Building, at Millersburg, on
FEU BUARV 28th ;
MAltCIl 14th and 2Sth;
Antn,lith and 23 rd;
OCTOIJER 3rd and Slit
NOVEMBER 14th and 28th;
NASHVILLE, September 13th;
WEINSBUItG, October 11th;
These Examination, trill mien at 91
o'clock, A.M. The claw will not be open fur
admission of applicants after 10 o'clock. No
one is fully competent to cngu?e a school till
after obtaining a certlflcate Irom the Hoard of
School Examiner. TAttimnnlnla nf .-.1 uwir.
a character, signed by at least tworeonsH
urepgnoBs, win ue reU!reu or each canll
datc. These testimonials must be placed in a
stamped enveloiw. unsealed, anil uddmsed
with the name anil post-olllcc of tho eumlldutr
and presented on the day of examination,
A I'co of W cents is required of every cnmll
date In advanceef examiuaiion.
By order of the BoanL
LEWIS A. BEKBOUT.Ulerk.
CTUTft J PTJ Q uni 85 cen's for tho new'J
WdUVSkUMbMsaii-aujusilnir cigarette and
cigar noici.r; s lor su cents, ai it uuisekts
a i-u,l,u uniadway New lort. 2imS
Dear old Uncle,
I dot oor letter.
My old mamy
she's ditten better;
- n ahe erery day
- Jt - Little bit fitronser,
. . mean to be sik
' Very mncnloncer.
liaddr's so fat
Can't hardly stagger;
3Iammy says he jints
Too much lager!
Dear little baby
Had a bad colic
Had to take three drop
Toot a dose or tatnip,
Shan't take no more
Wind on stomit.
Felt pooty bad,
Worse lit of sickness
Ever I had!
Ever had belly ate.
Old Uncle Bill?
Taint no fan, now.
Say what oowilL
I used to sleep all dar
And cry all night,
Don't do it now.
Cause 'taint yite.
But I'm growing,
Gettiug pooty fat.
Gained most two pounds,
Only tink a yat!
Little femnin blankets
, Was too big before, " .
Nurse can't pin me
In em no more.
Skirts so small.
Baby so stoat.
- 1 1 ad to let the plaits
In em all out.
Got a head of hair
Jess as big as night.
And big boo eyes
Yat look mighty bright,
31 v mammy say
Never did sec
Any ozzer baby
Half as sweet as me.
Grandma comes often.
Aunt Sarah, too;
Baby loves zem.
Baby loves o.
Baby sends a jKwty tUs
To his uncles all, -.
Annuel and cousin.
Can't no more,
Bully old uncle
BABY'S LETTER. Granny Carrigan's Cap Box.
Hy wife's cousin was a slender, old
fashioned looking girl, with quiet, re
tiring manners, and aliabit of gliding
aoouc ,witu almost notscicss movements,
Iri3fil!tosilll!er.the little gray" ghost.
as aecuicu.to tuw, wucii my wiie iirst
broached,thcu.'subject, .a Quixotic, but
Xelly's heart 13 so large and so loving.
"Just think of the poor child alone In
that wilderness !' she- said, .with'pity
ing eyes; "and we have plenty and to
"So has Aunt Cheyney."
"Yes, but she lives In the backwoods,
as solitary a place as. can be found. The
rxr' child-has hadno.mother-for vears:
her father lias "been an invalid ever
since she was ten years old, and now
that be is gone, it does seem hard she
should be condemned to solitude and
old Aunt C'heyney. At least, let us in
vite hen to come ibriaoscason ; let us
give hera fewmohths of pleasure, poor
child ! SheVIllibe so? .'delighted, so as
tonished with this bewildering Xcw
I c6nsented,'of course, as good hus
bands arq in duty, bound to. do, and on
a certain October afternoon, drove to
the station for my wife's cousin. I
k'uew"'her5hefm'oment shchad made
. v -
ner appearance, though 1 had never
seen her before. The little creature ap
pealed to myympathy. at once by her
indescribably, forlorn appearance. So
small, so white, st timid; her her lus
trous gray eyes, her only beauty, rov
ing around, startled to unwonted lustre.
"Is this Susy Jlyriam ?" I asked.
"Yes, I was beginning to feel a little
frightened at the confusion," she said;
you arc cousin Xelly's husband."
I led her away from the crowd, and
lie was silent and strange the whole
way home, utterly nreoccunied with the
sigh;to be seen at all hours in our great
From that time Susie was one of us
mean in all that pertains to the man
ners and customs of the household, and
yet I never could teel any nearer de
gree of friendship than that with which
welcomed her the first day to our
"She Is haudy,'isaid.Bjy-wife. "You
don't know how -many 'little things" she
does, anil yet,L.can't prevail upon her
fo'tala&sTngle present from me."
"She don't care for little vanities," I
"Don't she? she's as fond of nice
things as anybody, I've found that out;
but she has an absurd, notion, that un
less she earns'; costly jetyels, she won't
wear them; won t be dependent even
on me for the most trifling ornaments.
She admired the little old-fashioned
pearl brooch that you always liked so
well, and I offered it to her. Xo, Insist
as XinTght, L.coul!lv not. prevail on her
to accept it. I have tried again and
again to tempt her, for really I have so
many useless things that I don't wear
at all, but it Is no matter of use. She
is the most obstinate little creature I
Time, passed, and I became accustom
ed to the slight gray figure sitting be-
sidemywlfej or, flitting; about like a
contented gholt. MVffo had ;found a
companion for her solitary hours and I
was glad. Together they haunted the
picture galleries,, the art saloons; to
gether they shopped, drove in the park
'nVhom'do vou think we met tolav?"'
wlie aske'djjne one llay; when wc were
alone together. "Of "all men in the
world, Harry Lonsdale, whom I have
not seen since he returned from Eu
rope, and he has a picture at Lozier's
that everybody is going wild over. It
is a beautiful' thing you knowl never
talk art jargon, but it satisfied me as
pictures seldom do. When I saw him
he seemed ."quite, as, much .absorbed ia
studying Susie as she was in stuyinghis
picture. You don t know how pretty
she looked. You needn't smile, John,
for her eyes would redeem any face.
Suddenly Harry saw me and came up
straight' to where I stood. I told him
how glad I was to know he was getting
famous, but he only nodded, and said
"That young lady" seems to be rather
Intcrcstcdr! am flattered."
"Yes, that Is my cousin, Susie," I re
plied. "Your cousin! pray introduce me,
and John, as suro asyou live, that will
jbe a match."
"Xonsense," was my rcjoiner. I
knew Harry Lonsdale, and Susie was
not bv anv means his Mr:il ir.ii
liked dashing; handsome girls, vlva-
cious, magnetic; girls of tho Trasyllan
style, "with" oval faces, languishing eyes
bndMiaughtynips.;- Ho, had, sketched
tlw, i lirtifi iml 1 1...-
I - J J ' '-', WU. AIIUII
flie Livasi.onlvcryJ.lnUmate. terms. The
idea ol His lancying this cold gray lit
tle creature, with no figure to bo.ist of,
anil a manner so quiet that situ was
seldom noticed at all, was preposterous
l "It finttprai Mm in can TiAr alien rliArl
ftiyhis picture," I said; ''only praise
him and I am not sure but Beelzebub
himself might hold him In the chains
of eternal friendship. Harry Lonsdale
is the vainest man I ever saw for a man
who really is a great' genius."'
"Well, we'll sec," said my wife, with
that confident, little nod of hers.
would be sufflcientpunishmentfor your
unbelief if I have the chSnce to say
some time, I told you so."
To my utter astonishment, Harry
called at the house three evenings out
or the week alter that, and under the
influence, of his presence that little gray
cousin crew positively beautiful. I no
ticed a change in her tleportment. She
seemed at times more-preoccupied; at
others, elated, mirthful, almost wildly
happy ; particularly on those days when
it seemed probable Harry wonld come.
I began to share my 'wife's anticipa
tions, began to watch Harry. He did
not seem exactly likc.an Impassioned
. ti - i-
About this time, my wife said to me
one day that Susie was receiving letters
from some far-off friend.
I notice when they come; sometimes
I hand them to her, but she never men
tionsthem agaiu. "Shouldn'tyou think
she would speak about them?"' asked
Susie's movements were now of ini
portancc In my- eyes. How had that
plain little girl managed to captivate
handsome, popular Harry Lonsdale,
the most exacting man in his relations
to women I ever knew? The thing
certainly was done.
Susie came out in a new character.
Her gray dresses were brightened with
exquisite bits of color. She spoke to
my wife of needing new dresses, and
to Nelly 's astonishment, bought several.
Then came ornaments, few, but choice
"Where do you suppose she gets the
money?" asked Nelly
"How do we know but she may ba
rich and eccentric?" was my response.
-iou pmeu ner, and thougtic her a
poor lone girl, but her father might
have possessed property to a large
amount for all we can tell."
Nelly shook her wise head.
"I don't believe he left a cent in
deed, what am I saying? It is a mat
ter of certainty that he did not, for
Susie told me so herself. Besides she
would have got fine things fast enough,
scores of times. I've seen the look in
her eyes when I have been shopping at
Stewart's, suggestive of emptiness of
pocket and anguish of spirit for you
see now what lovely taste she has. But
wish she wasn't such n secret little
thing, that's what torments me; I do
like to be confided In."
What followed made that conversa
tion memorable. Some months pre-
ious I had received the sum of three
thousand dollars for a small piece of
land. This money, or a part of it, I
had occasion to use. I went up to the
closet in my room, one side of which
served as a safe. To my utter astonish
ment, the money was not there. I
searched the closet through, and then
called my wife for a consultation.
Together we looked in every available
place cleared the shelves of the library
and searched through all the closets,
bureaus, boxes, trunks and nooks that
the house afforded, but in vain; the
money was gone no signs of bank bills
Where conid you have put them?"
asked my wife, tired and discouraged.
;I put them in that closet, my key
has been in that little box on tho end
f the mattle-piece ; I have never been
to the closet since" I lcfc the money
there, but some' one else has, it seems."
"None of the servants but one, old
Hester, ever comes into this room,"
murmured Nelly, "and I would stake
my life on her honesty."
"Of course, and so would I."
"Three thousand dollars, why John
that's a large sum to lose."
"Large or small its gone."
"But where?" my wife queried, per
plexed and anxious. "Who could have
known it was there? Have you ever
spoken of the money before anybody?
People will do such miserably strange
"Yes I have spoken of having that
amount by me, two or three times, but
no one wa3 present hut you and Susie.
It was an abominably careless thing to
do leaving it lying around loose instead
of putting it in the bank as I should.'-'
Day after day we looked for the money,
peaking of onr suspicions to no one,
uutil finally we gave it up for lost. A
cek after this Nelly came to my room
itli pale face.
"It's so strange," she murmured,
"and I do hate to have such thoughts,
but John where could Susie have got
that splendid diamond solitaire?'' she
"You have not seen it; she wore it
to-night for the first time."
'I suppose she is engaged Harry
gave it to her," I suggested.
"But Harry didn't give it to her. I
asked her and she said no."
"The deuce!,' was all I could say.
"And John, it really looks alarming,
tho number of costly things she has
been buying of late. Thirty dollars for
parasol! only think! and mine didn't
cost twttity; a box of the dantlest
;Ioves, everything by the dozen."
We looked at each other in silence.
"About the richest black silk you ever
saw better than mine. The material
must have cost a hundred dollars ; what
will the dress come to when it is made
"What can it all mean ?" I queried.
"Don't ask me; I am heart-sick of
the thought of it. It's a miserable bus
iness. Can it be possible? but no. I
won't say it. Certain it is that she has
business relations with some one in the
city. Half the letters she gets are not
"I wonder If the fellow loves her?"
"Loves her! he worships her!"
"And he will. marry her?"
"Of course ho will."
"What is our duty in that case, do
ou think, Nelly?"
"For heaven's sake say nothlngahout
it, John. Kemember, she is my cousin
anil it isn't as If wo were poor. I'd
rather lose five thousand than have any
trouble of that nature."
It is tcrrlbly'nnplcasant," said 1
"Of course It Is horrible. And sho's so
happy, so thoroughly happy, that it
would bn a pleasure just to see her, if
ono didn't fear, didn't dread oh John !
John!" and poor Nelly hid her faco In
And still the purchases continued.
Nelly and I said .nothing never asked
a question how, but wo were all the
time watching, miserable and unhap
Susie must have noticed the cliangi
in us, but she was so preoccupied with
her love that she probably attributed it
to some other cause.
Harry was now a constant visitor.
He came to my office one day, and with
an almost radiant face, told me of his
love for my wife's cousin. "I hope you
do not object," he added, when I had
heard him through.
"Why should I?" I inquired; she is
only Nelly's cousin.
Hang it, man, you're cool enou:
about it any way," he said.
"Can't you get up a little enthusiasm
when a fellow is half beside himself
with happiness. You don't want her
to go, eh ?"
"I am quite willing," I answered
but I confess there's bo accounting
for "tastes. She js very, far .from the
person"! fancKd"wouliI'bo tho choice of
my fastidious friend Harry Lonsdale.'
"Ah, you are thinking of our old dis
cussions but let me tell you, she is
perfectly beautiful in my sight, and lit
tle short of divinity. Her eyes aro cer
tainly glorious, and then her charming,
winning ways, and her perfect taste !
Jove! what exquisite taste!"
"That's true," said I.
"Well come old fellow, I'm glad to
hear you own up to something. I'll be
blessed if I shouldn't think, were you a
single man, you were .in love with her
3Iy answer satisfied him : "If I were
single and she the only woman in the
world, I wouldn't marry her.'
"Whew! well that's what I call
trifle decided," lie said, and went off
out of temper.
Several weeks passed. Susie had no
tified my wife of her engagement. She
could not but be aware of the constraint
in our manner. Nelly and I frequent
ly had conversations together over the
matter, in which we commented upon
the strange good fortune that had seem
ingly befallen Miss Susie. The disap
pearance of my three thousand dollars,
and her sudden accession of costly
dresses anil jewelry did look, to say the
One day on my return home, my wife
informed me that Susie intended to
"She came to me this morning," con
tinued Nelly, and told me Aunt Chey
ney had written saying that she wished
her to return ; and us she had a great
deal, to do, she thought it better to have
the wedding outfit made there. I said
her, "We thought you would be mar
ried from here, Susie." She looked
strange for a moment, for she must
have seen how little heart was in my
words. Then she said Aunt Cheyney
expected the ceremony to take place
there, had, in fact, been making great
preparations. Besides, she quite wanted
see Aunty's withered old face and
there she stopped. She is going to
morrow night, and is getting ready
I would have given the world to be
able to say that I was sorry, but the
truth is, her presence had become hate
ful to me ; I wanted her to be gone.
We were very polite to the last. I
saw Susie off in company with my wife.
Harry went with her, the happiest man
It was a relief to behold her vacant
chair, her place at the table, to mis3 her
gliding movements, and feel that we
could talk and do as we pleased, with
spy or eaves-dropper in the way.
Nelly missed her for a time, and olten
talked and wondered about her. She
answered her first letter and declined
attend her wedding, but the second
letter remained unanswered.
Not a great while alter that Harry-
procured a house in the city, and I saw
him occasionally. Towards his wife I
entertained a feelingof strong aversion.
was she who had destroyed tho dear
intimacy, for Harry and I had been
famous friend3, and now he never called
We often heard of 3Irs. Lonsdale's
receptions, her dinners, her perfect
taste, her fascinating manner, but he
It was late in the following season
before we prepared to go on our annual
flitting into the country. I had sent
most of the household goods, which al
ways accompanied us, and gathered
enough together for the final load. Nel
came up to inspect them.
"Where in the world did you find that
cap-box ?" she asked laughing, "and
why have you installed it on the top of
tho other bundles?"
"Don't you remember the box, Nel
ly?" I replied, "it was grandmother
Carrigan's, the very one in which she
used to put. her old cap. Why, I can
her face in it this moment, and
what upon earth!" I exclaimed, cut
ting short my speech.
My wife had pulled oil .the deep cov
of the box with some exertion, and
there, snugly stowed together, staring
innocently in the face, were the
Nelly and I stood dumb with dismay,
staring first at the box, and then at
"Oh, John! poor, dear, innoecut Su
sie!" was her first exclamation.
What witchery is this?" I respon
ded; "how under tho sun did that
money get there ?"
"John dear, how unjust wc have
"Don't cause me to feel any more
meanly of myself," said I. "I could
sell John Carrigan, money and all, for
"John, what could she have thought
"Suppose you go and inquire, dear?"
"I will; I'll go right there, John. I
would not have this weight on my con
science an hour longer fur more than
twice that miserable money."
Let us give the conclusion in Nelly's
I went to the house you've no idea
what a beautiful little palace of a place
is, John, anil I asked tho maid for
Mrs. Lonsdale. Tho girl showed me in
such a perfect drawing room blue
furniture, dear. I'll hayo blue next
year ami l sat mere, trcmoiinglikc
tho culprit I felt myself. W hen I heard
footsteps my strength quite deserted me
but I clenched my hands and sat. up
straight. Presently Susie caiuo In.
"My dear cousin!" she exclaimed, In
her soft, musical voico "then you
found tho money!
Imagine my consternation! Not a
word could I say.
"Don't look so distressed," sho said
gently, "don't feel troubled about it. It
was quite natural perhaps. Mistakes
will happen in the best regulated fami
lies," she added smiling.
"And you really knew about it?"
a"Yes, I overheard you once, without
meaning to, but I "Was too proud to no
tice it in the least. I only began plan
ning how to get away and notlet Har
'What! you never told him?"
"Never; why should I? Ionlyied
him to believe that you were not agree
able to me. Forgive me, but how could
I help it, smarting under such an in
dignity. But you have not said wheth
er you found the- money."
"Yes, we have, and cousin Susie you
are an angel," I said.
"Very far "from that," said Susie,
smiling. "I have often tried to excuse
you to myself, for. circumstances were
certainly against me, particularly when
I spent so lavishly. I can now. My
half-tifother- -forged "papa's name'fdra'
few thousand dollars, years ago. My
father, for me,- and the honor of the
family, let him go clear with his ill-
"Some months ago he, learning that
papa wa3 dead, refunded me the money,
by installments, pledging me to secrecy,
as he did not wish them te believe that
he wa3 in existence. So I kept it secret
because I had promised him I would
A lew days ago I received news of his
"And so," concluded my wife, "I
asked her forgiveness for our unjust
suspicions, and I I tell you, John,
she's an angel."
I had no'doubt of It. But how aid
that money ever get in my old granny's
cap-box ? From that day to this I have
never learned, and it will probably al
ways remain a mystery. TJ'cxxi'
Crippling the Temperance
When, a month ago, the leaders of
the temperance movement inOhio rank
ed up and began to enforce the law of
1854, prohibiting the sale of distilled
liquors and foreign wines to be drank
on the premises, it became evident that
all such troublesome but forgotten statu
tes would receive the early attention of
the opponents of reform. Advantage
would Ce taken of the fact that a Demo
cratic Legislature Is now m session at
Columbus, and such changes made In
the laws restraining intemperance as
the comfort of saloon keepers and their
customers might require. This attack
upon the existing laws has already bc-
gua. I he assault is led by Mr. Joseph
Pearson, Democratic member from
Miami, who has now before the Legii-
ture a bill to repeal paragraph 5, of sec
tion 199 of the law of May,7,1809,which
gives to cities and incorporate villages
the power "to regulate,restrain and pro
hibit ale.beer and porter houses or shop
and houses and places Of notorious or
habitual resortfor tippling or intemper
ance." It was under the anthority of
this clause that the City Council of
Cleveland passed the Sunday law. It is
under the same authority that Warren,
Mansfield and other towns and cities in
Ohio have adopted, and are now enforc-
ng the McConnellsville ordinance. It
claimed by Mr. Pearson and his
friends that they have strength enough
n the Legislature to repeal this law.
The special report of the Cincinnati
Commercial says :
"They count on the entire - Cuyahoga,
delegate in the House, nearly all the
Democratic votes aud MessrsJUchmond
and Thompson, ofXucas, Republicans
favor of the bill. Some of these votes
arc at least doubtful, but present indi
cations favor the passage of the bill."
It needs no demonstration to show
that the repeal of this clause will be a
severe blow to the cause of law and or
der in this State. It will practically
rob the local governments of cities aud
towns of all direct power over the dan
gerous vice of intemperance. It leaves
the only resource the law af lS51,and
such laws as the Legislature may in'fu-
tnre enact. Until a new Legislature is
elected there is little prospect that any
new temperance laws will be enacted,
anil it is generally believed at Columbus
that the repeal of the law of 1SG9 Is
merely an entering wedge, to be follow
ed by a similar repeal of the statnte of
I83J,wh!eh would leave Ohio on the ba
sis in respect to liquor laws with Ken
tucky and Arkansas. We cannot believe
that the Republican members from
Cuyahoga can be induced to support any
such measure as that of Mr. Pearson. If
they do so join the ranks of the reac
tionists they may rely upon being held
a strict account by a constituency
which they will have grossly misrepre
sented. Cleveland Leader.
"Grandaddy Long Legs."
Every body in the country is familiar
ith the little,long-legged insect.which
call by a variety of names, the most
common perhaps being "grandsir long
legs." It is as nimble as a cat, and a
cunning, curious creature. This is a
peoics of spider, and is carnivorous, or
flesh-eating in its habits, seizing its
prey very much as a cat seizes a mouse ;
it differs from other spiders in that
devours its victims bodily,while most
ipidcrs suek out their juices or blood,
and leave the flesh untasted. The grand
long legs is very beneficial, and
ought never to be destroyed. It de
vours immense numbers of plant lice
and small insects that infest our gar
dens and fields, and at the West it has
attacked the larvai of the Colorado pota
beetle, and Is really doing something
help keep this terrible pest in check.
e aro afraid that we shall have plen
ty for it to do within five years, so lot
not harm the grand sir long legs.
A practical toper proposes the follow
ing compromise to the ladies of temper
ance: "O, womaii.tn onr hours of ease,
you know we'll do whato'eryou please;
e'll promise to renounce the sin of
Bourbon, brandy, rum and gin, and so
as to refrain (except when tempted)
frome champagne; but havosomo mer
do, my dear, and leave, oh, leave us
A Now York court has decided lu fa-
or of passengers on a crowded train
occupying scats in a palace car, without
paying extra therefor, and has awarded
man $400 damages for being put off
tho train because he refused to pay for
seat in such a car when there were
none vacant in the other part of the
The coal fields In Ohio, as they aro
now worked, will not be exhausted for
Changes of A Century.
The nineteenth Century has witnessed
many great discoveries :
In 1S09 Fulton took out the first pat
ent for the invention of the steamboat.
The first steamboats which made reg
ular trips across the Atlantic Ocean
were the Sirius and the Great Westerm
In 1S13 the streets of Loudon were for
the first time lighted with gas.
In 1S13 there was built in Waltham,
Mass., a mill, believed to have been the
first in the world which combined, all
the requirements for making finished
cloth from the raw cotton.
In 1790 there was Siily twenty-five
post-offices in the whole country,and up
to 183G the rates of postage were twenty-five
cents for a letter sent over four
nJlSCJCr wooden clocks commenced to
Ee made by "machinery. This tisnnrtld
in the era of cheap clocks.
About the year 1833 the first railroad
of any considerable length was built in
the United States.
In 1S40 the first experiments of pho
tography were made by Daguerre.
The anthracite coal business was be
gun in 1820.
In 183C the patent for the invention
of matches was granted.
In 1815 the first telegram was sent.
Steel pens were introduced for use In
The first successful trial "of a reaper
took place in 1833.
In 1S4G Elias Howe obtained a patent
for his first sewing machine.
The first successful method of mak
ing vulcanized India rubber was patent
cl in 1839.
Determined to Get It.
Mr. J. K. Paulding, the novclist,is re
sponsible for tho following story ,wbich
13 so extremely old, that we suspect it
will appear new to many of our readers.
It represents a conversation between a
member of the cabinet and hanger-on
for office, and is suitable for the present
The Secretary was called from his bed
one cold winter morning to attend to
business of the "utmost consequence."
He found a queer long-sided man, at
least six feet high, with a little apple
bead long queue, and a face critically
round, as rosy as a ripe cherry, and the
following conversation ensued :
Well, my friend, what situation do
"Why, any, I am not particular, but
somehow or other, I think I "should be a
Minister. I don't mean of the Gospel,
but one of them Ministers to foreign
"I'm very sorry, very serry indeed,
there is no vacancy just now. Would
not some other place suit you ?"
Why-y-y," answered the apple-head
ed man, "I wouldn't much care it I took
situation in one of the departments. I
wouldn't much mind being a Comptrol
ler, Auditor, or something."
"My dear sir, I'm sorry, indeed, but it
happens,unfortnnatc!y,thatalI these sit
uations are at present filled. Would you
not tike something else?"'
3Iy friend stroked his chin, and seem
ed struggling to bring down the soar
ings of his high ambition to the present
crises. At len 'th he answered :
"Why-y-y, yes; don't care if I got a
good collectorship, or inspectorship, or
surveyorship, or navy agency, or any
thing of that sort."
'Really,my good sir," said the Secre
tary, "I regret exceedingly that not on
ly all these places, but every other place
of consequence in tho government is at
present occupied. Pray sir, think of
He then, after some hesitation, asked
for a clerkship, and finally the place of
messenger to one of tho public officers.
binding no vacancy here, he seemed in
vast perplexity, and looked all around
the. room, fixing his eyes at last on the
Secretary, and measuring his length
putting on one of the drollest looks
that evefadorned the face of man, he
"Mister, you and I seem to be built
pretty much alike; haven't you some
clothes yon canspare?"
Copy of A Painter's Bill.
A Scotch newspaper, of 1707, gives
following copy of painter's bill, presen
ted to the vestry of a church, lor pro
fessional work done therein :
"To filling up a chink in the Red Sea
and repairing theDamages of Pharaoh's
To a new pair of hands for Daniel in
the lions'den, and a new set of teeth for
To repairing of Nebuchadnezzar's
To clcaningthc whale's bellyyv-arnish-
ing Jonah's face, and mending his left
To a new skirt for Joseph's Gar
To a shceE anchor, a jury mast, and a
long-boat for Noah's ark.
Togivinga blusli to the check of Eve,
on presenting the Apple to Adam.
To painting a new city in the land of
To cleaning the garden of Eden, after
To making a bridle for the Samari
tan's horse, and mending of ono of his
To putting a new handle to Moses'
basket and fitting bulrushes.
To addidg more fuel to tho fire ofNe-
D. Z. Rec'd payment."
The Degress of Sleep.
Few of our readcrsjicxliapsro aware
that the human body falls asleep by de
grees. According to Al. tobinls, a
French physiologist, the muscles of the
legs and arms loso their power before
those which support tho head ;and these
last sooner than the muscles which sus
tain tho back; and ho Illustrates this by
the cases of persons who sloepon horse
back, or while they arc standing or
walking, lie conceives that tho sense
sight sleeps first; then the sense of
smell; next that of hearing; ami lastly,
A Honolulu paper, in regard to our
financial panic, says:
"0 Kawalnnl no ka olol inua o ke ku
ana a hoopkn ho elco hoohele Amerl-
canui e ac aku in ua one kanaka, olahol
no hoale me na ha wall o kamailie imna
na halawal la; nohooholla la mua."
There doesn't occur to us, at present
any objection to Iks offered to those
Holmes Co. Republican.
Dedicated to the interest of the Repa&UcAa
Party; to Holmes Conntj, and to local intelll-
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One year (in advance)
The RtruBLicAXJobPrintingOfflee,is one
or the ben rurnisked country ofllces in the
Miracles continue to be wrought with
surprising frequency in the south of
France. A young girl living at Eontet
near Bordeaux, Is reported not ouly to
receive visits from the Virgin, but also'
to be endowed-with the power of' cur
ing sick persons by the- laying on"bf
hands. Siruamcd "La. Voyaute," she Is
the wonder of the country, and crowds
flock to her cottage to be healed. One
tnan,who had paralysis for many years,
reparicd to Fontet to be operated.npon.
The process is described by two witnes ,
ses, one of them it doctor: A model of.
St. Bernard was pressed against the'pa-,'
tient's neck, and he was sprinkled with1
holy water. A terrible crisis then en
sued, for he fell to the ground in con-t
vulsions, uttering loud cries. But in a,
few second- the. Virgin appeared, the'
sufferer became Immediately calm', and
recited the litanies to her In a very de-.
vont totle. Although not quite cur
ed on the spot, he was so much bet
ter that he was able to walk, and the
Virgin assured "La Voyante" that ho
would be completely delivered from an-
evil spirit in a few days. In order that
this evil spirit might not enter into .the
the body of "La Voyante" it was deem
ed prudent to sprinkle her also with ho
ly water, and, as the writers of the ac
count remark, the devil has so great an
objection to holy water that he would
certainly have testified to his presence
in the chamber by some convulsions bad
he been lodged there. It is to the cred
it of Cardinal Donnet, archbishop of
Bordeaux, that he has forbidden his
clergy to take any part in these "mani
festations" for which however, the
promoters of them console themselves
by reflecting that "the blessed Virgin,
will place the truth beyond doubt when
the proper time arrives."
There is no fathoming the popular ap
petite for prophecy and mystery ,33 wit-'
ness the eagerness with, which above
absurd legend is now being swallowed
in France, and now comes the Munich
correspondent of the Independence Selgtr
witli a story which has gained credence
in south Germany. According to this,
KingMaximieian II., who died InlSOls
not really dead, only he has been stupi
fied (narcotized) by the wicked Pruss
ians, by whom he is detained in an is
land in the Mediterranean. Their ob
ject was to make Bavaria thoroughly
submissive to Prussia. But Providence
will not allow this dark design to be ac
complished. King Maximilian in reali
ty has only been banished for ten years,
at the end of which he will return again
to take possession of his throne, and
thereby confound the world in general
aud Prince Bismark in particular. The
ten years have now nearly expired, and
there can be little doubt PrineeBismark
would be considerably surprised by the
re-appearance of Maximilian. More as
tonished still would probably be King
Ludwig II., who would thereby be rele
gated from a throne to the felicity of
private life, after a reign often years.
The Bavarian Catholic clergy actually
propagate this absurd story.
Flunkeyism of Vultures.
I cannot let the opportunity pas3
without remarking the extraordinary
respect, fear, or what-ever it might be
called, shown by the commoner species
of vnltures to the king of vultures. One
day, having lost a mule by death, he
was dragged up a small hill not far off
where I knew in an hour or two he
would be safely buried in a vulture
sepulcher. I was standing on an hil
lock about a hundred yards distance; .
watching the surprisingdlstaoce that a
vulture sees his prey from, and the
gathering of so many from all parts up
and down the wind, and where none
had been seen before, and that in a very
short space of time.
Hearing a loud whirring noise over
my head, I looked np and saw" a fine
large bird,with outftreached wingsall
toward the carcase, that had been al
I beckoned to an Indian to come m
the hill, and showing him the bird that
had just alighted, and said :
"The king of the vultures; you will
see how he is adored."
Directly the line-looking bird ap
proached the carcase.the others retiring,
a short distance, forming a most- re
spectable and well-kept ring around
him. His majesty, without any signs .
acknowledgment for such civility,
proceeded to a most gluttonous meal;
but, during the whole time he was em
ployed, not a single envious bird at
tempted to intrude upon him or his re
past, till he had flnished and taken his
departure, with a heavier wing and
slower flight than on his arrival. But
when he had taken his perch on a high
tree not far off, his dirty, ravenous sub
jects, increased in numbers during his
repast, ventured to discuss the some
what diminished carccss, for the royal
appetite was certainly very flne-Zfyom's
Wild Life in Attica.
A Marvelous Chicken Tale.
We learn that a singular and very
amusing accident occurred' to the chick
ens of Mrs. Hamilton, near Portersville
lipton county, Tennessee, a few days
ago. tier husband bought a oouic or
brandy cherries. After eating the cher
ries the stones were thrown out, which
the chickens ate greedily. In a short
time Mrs. Hamilton found that' her
chickens were all dead. She told an
old negro woman that she might pick
the chickens and put the feathers in her
bed, which she did readily. After pick
ing off the feathers she carried them out
threw them away. Night came on
and Mrs. Hamilton was sorely grelvul
her loss, bleep soon sent away her
troubles. At early dawn she was alarm
at hearing old chanticleer crowing
loudly and the hens cackling. Jndge
her surprise, when, on opening the
door aud looking out.she saw cveiy hen
and rooster, younc and old, grave and
gay, marching around,eyeing each oth
er with suspicion, many of them entire
naked, while ouly a few had wings
and tall feathers. The chcry seeds had
made them "dead drunk."
It is said that an Irishman after he
had seen tho numerous hills and moun
tain ranges of New Hampshire, ex
claimed: "Bedad, I never was In' k
country before where they had so much
land that they had to stack It-"
For pure grit and long-continued pa
tience, you want to go to Toledo. A
young lady in that city has gent 146
pieces of poetry to a newspaper, and
though all have been rejected, she U