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hegolmc? (Bountjj $avmcv,
Unvoted to tlio advocacy of the prliiclilcNtif the
DemuiiroUc party, ami to Kclieriiliuiil local news.
i-uiimsiikd Kvciiv timiiusday
1IY TJH'X'IJjJj fe NJ5WTON.
OFFICE-SECOND STOIIV OF FIKE'B BUILDING1
Tciiiin or 8uhcrlitlon :
One year, (In advance,) (2,00
Six month! 1,00
H ATI'S OP AlVi:ilTISIi :
Ono square, Hirer week 9 t Ml
Each, mlilltloual inicrllnn as
(lnosiiiarc, tlirco months .1 (Hi
nmi .iunre, six month (I 0"
Dim Kqunrn, twelve mouths t lu (mi
On i) fmirtli column, on eyenr rxi
One, linl f rnlninti, ono year HI on
One ciiliniiii, one yenr 1W on
.10 It Vlll NT I IV ft
Of nvcry description executed In tlio host stylo
nml on rcnmnnnln tonus.
Tlio I'AUMi'.it lins a larccr circulation tlmn nny
other paper In tills section of t lit: Stnlo. It Is
now, nml has boon for Ihtrty-clKlit ronsceutlvo
years tlio iilllolnl pnpor of tlio county.
Jamks A, EsriM, 1'ralnttrjHilfir.
.InilNT. Maxwk.I.T. Pmweitttnt; Atttirnru.
IlKNnv D. McDowki.i County tlcrk.
JOHN H. NF.I.sor Slirrlff.
CI 1:011a K Hunt) Auditor.
ClTAItl.r.t H. Vnliwt'liv . . Twwturer.
CIkoiuik L. Cook Ilccoriler.
llF.NUY roUNDM,") -
Josr.ru KtMr.iiF.it, Gnnmlitlonrn.
J twin A. IIahhis, I
HAMUr.t. Kr.itit nnroncr,
Jaxks L.MttriiKsnN .Vinrjnr,
J. G. i.m.siaiii, iu. i.,
I'HYBICIAN & RimOKON, MlllerOiurB, Ohio,
reaneelfulh-announces his reaillneKM to ulvo
prompt attention to professional cnlls.
OKKIOK On Juckson street, 5 doors west of
fr. J. It. AVooils,
PHYSICIAN AND SOUOKOX, Mlllorsburir, O.
omco On Clny Street, south of tlio Cmirt
Dr. A. A. Crump,
CIKTIMAN AND ENOI.IHIt ItOTANIO ritYPI
ntAV Mlllorsluinr. Ohio. Ollleo on the Kast
onil of Jlnln street, four iloors iihovo the l'nb-
uo Hqunre. zi-m
.1. l'ompi'cne, m. I.
TIIYSICIAN AJfll SlIIiriKOX, MlllershurK,
Odlee On Main street, 4 doors oust of tho
Itinlt. Ilosklence formerly occupied by Dr.
Ir, Win. ItlcluiHOii,
rilY.StCIAX ASI) SrilOi:oX, Mlllorsburir,
Office On Multi street. In the room formerly
ooenpled by Dr. llollli?. 27-7
. MAXWELL II. P. UEI.LE1I
rtlaxwull A; Eloiior,
ATTOUNEYS AND COrNSEI.I.OILS AT T,AW,
Mllli-rsburs.Ohlo. Olllce, In tho Court House,
ATTOUNEYR AT LAW, Mlllerslmrg. Ohio.
Omce In Crltchtleld's building, up stairs. 10
o. v. VORnES.
I WM. KEEP
A- It red.
ATTORNEYS AT TAW, Mlllersburg,
Oftlco four doors East of tlio Jlntik.
TIioiiiiis A. Taylor,
NOTAKY rtllll.IC, Ilolinesville, Ohlovill
nlwnvs ready to atleiiil to liroenrlng l'W pay,
, .i.i.'tt. i.n.l ....nullum f.tl- lUMIlblplI llllll iTNclinr-
eoil soldiers, and collection of clnlms for tin
friends of those deceased.
Notary Public, Land Conveyancer, and
Mti.r.Kittsii vita, onto.
Office In County Ilecoriler's Olllce. :.."
Ileiny F. Founds,
Holmes county, Ohio.
Address Mt. Hope
J. E. FLEMING, l'roprlotor, Main Street,
Mlllerslmrg, Ohio, (ienernl Stugo Olllce.
E. W. KOTinS Proprietor west pud of Main
street. MIllerMiurg, onto.
A. Ii. FUV,
WATCH MAKER AND .TEWEI.HR, Main
three doors wet of Welrleh's Iliirilwiire store,
Mlller.sburi?, Ohio. l?L
IV. 1. nicOormick,
WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, one door
of Welrlch's Hardware .Store, Main St., Mlll
ersburg, Ohio. i3-3-
s. it. wnuticii,
KC j&- 31 X) "W ARB.
Iron, IVnils, Cutlery,
Agricultural Implements, &c, &c,
MILL Ell SHURG, 0.
WHOI.F A CA BY,
Forwarding k Commission
AND UlIAI.IiltS IN
Salt, Fish, Plaster, White & Water
Flour, Wheat, Rye, Corn anil
CLOVER AND TI.M0T1IV SKKU,
BUTTER, EGGS, LAUD, TALLOW,
And all kinds of Dried Fruits.
UENUY IIKRZEIt. AI1.VM
1IEBZI2B & IT.TKY,
(Successors to tf. Steinbncher A Co.)
Produce and Commission Merchants,
FLOUR, CHAIN, JMIM. STUFFS,
SALT, FISH WHITE i- UMTKIl LINS, i o.
AND rUUCllAHl'.ll OP
Wheat. Bye, Corn, Oals, Wool,
SEEDS, DRIED FRUIT,
II II T T E II, K (I O S , & o.
(24 24) MILLERSIIURO,
GEO. VF.iniF.U & CO.
DRUGGISTS & GROCERS.
Foreign & Domestic Wines, Liquors,
MAHKI'.T STREET, AKItON, O.
5u Connected with Summit Co. Oil Works
J. T. Good & Co., Kotlnoi's of IVtroleum,
Yankee Notions, &c,
'MILLKIlSIl URO OHIO.
W. It. FOIflEKOY,
MK01I ANICAI. AND Ol'KHATlVE
OFFIOE Up stnlrs above Dr.
Josso A. Harris,
LICENSED AUCTIONEEU. Address
vllle, Unimex county, Ohio. K.
MILLERSBURG, OHIO, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 18C5.
COURTING UNDER DIFFICULTIES.
Katio Blnko was the only daughter of.Ia-1
!(.l. Blake, the old miser of West Brook.
SI,., ... more than eon.monly nrotty, and1
her frank, engaging manners ciduinced the
harms ol go (Jen hair, peaviy skin, nnd
eyo-i ike tho h uo skicsoi summer. At nor
-J . . .... ... i .,
it her s death she won d jo heiress to mo
nice little sum of seventy thousand dollars,
and though men generally not to lo
lliuucnceu. ny pecuniary uiuucis in uuuirn ui
run It iu ,n rnmnnn I V dlltlliosod t int tills
prospective wealth by no means lessened
C mil, .or nfW mlnrors I
"'A ong ThoL'dcnt, and perhaps
" mm n... .1. ...!.i. ..
inool sincere, lvas in juruinmui, wuii
lieart larger than 1,1s purse, ami very little
tlimignianu care orconiuenees.
ti, 3i his dhto; ii,;iii To
would have ,ut her on bread and water be-,
l.A .n.. ,1 l.nrn nnncnlllm 111 (lift Cllffllf.l
lUlt in uuiuiiiiiiw. - . ...
. t . .. i .!... :.t. r:ii iv...
t uegreo oi mummy wu. .....
Jacob iJlako was not in favor ot marriage.
Those who knew his circumstances were
not surprised at this, to use a phrase more
expressivo thun elegant, Jlrs. Blako was ti,
Tartar, with tcmpcrcnough for two Tartars.
il.l i i. "'.....It- s. Illtlltill" tilt
V1U tliltUU 1IU4 ItJ t, i.itv fci't. ....-. .v.
the most part, or suffer tho consequences,
whiehusuiilly descended upon his lieiidi in
the shape of any domestic utensil which
happened to be lying around handy.
A maiden sister of Mr. Wake resided in
tlm fiimilv. whose tirincinal business seemed
to he to net a sort of echo to her nnd his
wife. Whatever they thought, she thought
t0- . . - tr
Kim roimrdml it as a nnmarv sin for Katie
to associate with the vounu men. and this
doctrine was perscvcringly drilled into her
niece, who though sue never uisscntcu, nau
Iter own ideas on the subject.
One day Mr. Wake and his wife went to
Di'illumi. to attend a fair, and Miss Peggy
being absent at a friend's, Katiu was left
alone. Will unrtiuoutu in some way learn
ed tho condition of affairs, and early in the
afternoon ho came over to keep Katie coni-
As her parents were not expected home
until tho next day, nnd J'eggy not until
lute ui the evening, Will lelt perfectly se
cure in stopping uwhile after supper; and
ho and Katie wcro having a jolly timo pop
ping corn in tho old fashioned frying pan,
over a huiic wood lire, when there was
,-oundof voices at the door.
Good grace.-! cried Kate, turning white
with alarm, "that is Aunt Peggy". Oh,
Will what will wo do? She will scold mo
to death: and father will be furious. Get
under the lounge, quick! Oh, Will, do, fur
Will could not withstand the pleading jn
Katie's eyes, and he deposited himself in
tho designated spot. . .
Kato put out the light, and darting into
an adjacent bedroom, in a moment was ap
Peggy's voice was heard speaking softly
in the "entry.
lie careful, Mr. Pike. There's a loose
board there. I don't want to disturb my
nieeo. Softly, it may creak.
Pceirv. dear, where nro you? responded
the Mucaling voice of Esquire Pike, the
widower of a year. 1 can't tell which way
Theie. Daniel! bo easy. Good heavens!
Daniel Pike. Well, I never! and a report
burst on the air like uncorking a champagne
I ...nt nt-t.i.l A ititt D.t.ft. ti'lmf tffilllil
J, 111,1 . tllVU i .1 ...... ..W...U
brother Jacob say? I declare, I han't been
kissed by a man since
Let Jiikc mind disown business! retorted
the siiuiie. You and I can take care
ours without his help; and there followed
i report similar to tho first, only more
Do bo nuiet, Darnel and let me get a light.
Set right down there, afore the tire and
make yourscll to Home.
A hght was produced, Peggy divested
herself'of her wrapping', and blushing like
a girl in her teens, sat down opposite
It's a fine evening, said Peggy, by way
oticninir the conversation.
Very, replied tho squire, drawing
chair close to hers, and laying his arm over
Oh. Good cracious! Daniel, don t
duito so iiieli to me. I that is, I don't
consider it strictly proper Mercy!
Both listened attentively.
It was the wind rattling tho window,
cuess, baid the si mi re. Don't you ko
L'ettnnr so nervous, 1'eirey.
"-r..1-' 1... t- . , .
1 thought it was ivato waKing up ivnu
if she should, I never should hear the
Hark! There is a noise I .
Gracious airth! it's bells. It's Jake
marm coming back! What shall I
Wo arc done for! O, squire, 'taint right
fur us to bo nothing to ono another?
help me! What shall 1 do?
Tell inc whero to go Peggy! Say
word. I'll gp anywhere, for your salce,
it's up tho chimney!
Under tho lounire. ouick! It's wide
will hold you well enough. Quick, don't
delay a minute!
The squire obeyed, but tho space was
so well filled that it was with difficulty
that ho could squeezo himself into so small
aeomnass. And i ust as ho had succeeded.
Mr. IJlako and his wifo had entered
i room, floundering along in the dark,
Pejjgy had deemed it best to extinguish
.Inko made for tho fire which still clowed
with red coals, stumbled over a cricket
fell headlong against Peggy, who was stand
ing bolt upright, trying to collect her
Tho deuec, cried Jake. Look out, there,
old woman, or you'll bo down over me.
It's dark as a pocket here, and I've
over tho rocking chair or tho chum,
can't tell which. Hullo! what's
reaching out his hand to feel his situation,
and coming in contact with tho bearded
fnco of tho squiro. By George! its's
whiskers Pegl Peg! where are you?
who is this?
Tho smiirc did not relish tho assault
his hirsuto appendages, and by way of
ho pavo a series of vigorous
which hit Will Darmouth in the region
tho stomach, and stirred his bile.
Look here, old chap! exclaimed he;
perfectly willing to share my quarters
you seeing we'ro both in for it; but
better not undertake to play that game.
Heavens! ejaculated Peggy; whoso
Who in tho douco is here? that's what
want to know! cried Jako, strugglingfor
upright position. Halloo! who has
down over my legb?
I'll let vou know who's down, and who
ud! said tho voice of Mrs. Blake; and
old lady scrambled up, only to go
again over a chair. Jake, whero aro
(lit up, this instant, and git a light,
shako your breath out whon I got my
I Joke started to obey, and just then
tlio watch dog, who hearing tho. uproar, j
had managed to lircak looso from his. chain,
rushed upon tlio scene, nnd set up 1i!h pow
wow. . I
1 ho Muiro lnul n mortal horror or dog.
and neither fear nor love was strong enough
Ui Ki;ui linn ijuii;?,u;in. iiuw. nu niiiuu uj
feet with a yell; Will followed. Knto
alarmed for her lover, hopped out of bod,
H "IM-eared with a naming tallow dip.
"r 3 rTSS
" m' hlntn . l,n onK-
i i ' ui.;' ;
nt.lt. nnn rlin tinftsnssoH nor wits. h (Iff Z
J the corn popper, and laid about her with
v,SV'-r .,tn M not corrcct. and in
---- ; . .t, ..,ui"i ,t, ii.: , ,,.,u-
V"'"'l,lu""Jl n".u J' i s
'' t""Nina Iragmcnts, and, knocked
down the clock from itsshcH, and demo ish-
cd two bowls and pitcher that were quietly
riMiosini? on trio mantc I.
" , - . , , ,.,i..
' J e so " re broke fr m g gy s d,ace.
- - , niaUewouu l,..vo t)..rRUed
r'vz? a Ultlct0H
, , roug . wit h eas;
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i . ,, A.. -II .,. ,llr,,,,l. n, nl
Rtormea: ill P.
both Peggy and Katio confessed.
and his wifo wcro so rejoiced at the pros'
ticct of getting rid of Peggy, that they for
gave their daughter, and took Will Dart
mouth homo at the end of tho vcur.
. . j- . . .
And in due timo reggy and tho bquire
wcro made ono flesh.
A Girl that Would be Married
Mr. Watts had by industry and economy
neeiimulatcd a large nroncrtv. Ho was a
man of rather supenor mind and acquire-,
of company, nnd possessing fcunerior con
vcrsational powers, his company was much
sought and ho became eventually a sot.
His wifo was a feeble woman, without de
cision of character; but an only child was
the reverse, illustrating one of those singu
lar laws of nature, that the females often
est take after tho father in personal peculi
arities, and the males after tho mother.
iilary was well aware ot tho consequences
ments, but unfortunately became addicted
to habits of intemperance. iVaturally fond
that would inevitably follow her father's,
course, and had used every exertion of nor-1
suasion and reason in her power, to induce
him to alter his habits, but without avail;
his resolutions and promises could not with
stand temptation, and he pursued his own
downward course, until tho poor girl dis
paired of reform, and grievously realized
what tho end must result in.
John Dunn was a young man from the
Jv.ist, possessed ot a good education, as all.
oui Jscw England boys are, with their in-j
domitablc industry and perseverance, and
was workinc on a farm of a ncichbor by tho!
and to tho
d with the,
Mary, on going on some errand to
next house, met him on the road
usual salutation bood niornine
"Good morning, Miss Watts. How is.
"Well, I thank you, but to tell the truth,
"Pray, what is the trouble? said John,
what can affect you. a choorl'ul. lively nirl
like you, possessing everything that can
mako you happy?"
"On the contrary to make me miserable.
I am most weary of life. But it is a sub
ject I cannot explain to you; and yet I have
sometimes thought 1 might."
"Anything that I can do for you, Miss
Watts, von may freely command.
"That is promising more than you would.
bo willing to perform. But to break the'
ice at once, do you want a wife?"
"A wile! Well, 1 don t know. Uo you
want a husband?"
Indeed 1 do. the worst way. i don
know but you may think mo bold, and defi-j
cient in that maidenly modesty becoming
woman, but did vou know my situation,
and the atlletions under which I buffer,
think it would be some excuso for my
Have you thought of the consequences?
John "my situation I am noor
you are rich I am a stranger and
indeed 1 have, 1 am almost crazy. Let
explain you and ovory ono. else knows!
the situation of my father. His habits aro
fixed beyond amendment, and his nroncrtv
is wasting liko tho dews before tho sun. A
lot ot harpies are drinking his very heart
blood, and ruin and misery aro starinc us in
the face. Wo aro almost strangers, it
true; but 1 have observed you closely.
Your habits, your industry and the caro and
prudence with which you have managed
have always in-
your employer's business.
"And yet, my dear young lady, what
can you know of mo to warrant you in tak
ing such a stop.'
"It is enough for mo that . I am satisfied
with your character and habits your per
son and manners. I am a woman and havo
eves. We aro ubout tho same aire; so,
you know mo and liko mo well enough
take me, there is my hand!
"And, my dear Mary, there's mino with
all my heart in it. Now, when do you do
sire it to be settled?"
Now, this minute; give mo your arm,
and wo will go to squiro Benton's, and have
the bargain finished at once. I didn't want
to enter our houso of distress again until
have one on whom lean rely, tocontrol and
direct the affairs of my disconsolate home,
and to support mo in my determination
turn over a new leaf in our domestio
"But not in this old hat, and in shirt
"Yos and I am in my old sun bonnet
and dirty apron. If you aro content let
bo dono at onco. I bono you will not think
I am so hard us that comes to; but 1 want
a master. 1 am willing to bo mistress.
will take you as -my own dear husband
siencd. sealed and delivered.
"So be it permit mo to say, that . I havo
always admired you from tho first minute
saw you, for your beauty and energy
industry, and amiable deportment.
"Now .John, it that is sincere, this
tho happiest moment of my lifo, and I trust
that nur union will bo lone and hannv,
am tho only ono my father hoars to;
alasl I can manago him on all other sub
jects: you may take charge of his business,
and havo solo control; there win bo nouim
cultv 1 am confident of the result."
They wero married, and a moro happy
match nover was consummated, ttvery
thins prospered: houses and bams wero
paired, fences and gates wore regulated,
tho oxtcusivo fields smiled and flourished
liko an Eden. The uufortunato father in
few years sank into a drunkard s crave
Mary and John raised a largo family
thoy still livo respected and wealthy
from an cnergctio girl s resolution, fore
thought and courage.
A new married couple went to Niagara
a visit, and the centloman. in order to
vineo his dear that ho was as brave as
was gallant, resolved to go down into
"cavo of tho winds." She, of course,
tooted : but undine that ho was determined
affectionately requested him to leave
pockcl-book and watch behind.
and Why. Miscellaneous.
Don't Tell Mother.
"Don't tell mother." I heard a bright
looking boy sav, as ho ran with nimble feet
to join a crowu who were uccompanying a
returned lire engine. The eoiiinieuU of tho
excited boys and men as they pased, and
pel naps the strange desiics lor lorhidden
pleasures, winch are itinerant in our sinlul
natures, drew tho boy away from homo; but
as ho went he rcmcmbeicd the internal
prohibition, and uttered tho words "don't
A good mother is a gift to thank (Jod for
forever. A mother's kiss, a mother's gen
tle word, a mother's gentle rare, what have
they not done lor us Ml J'Jiza Cook s beau-
tifiil linns "To an Old Arm Chair," have i
thrilled through many hcart;
"I lovn it, I love It, nnd who simii dnro
To tlildo me for loving llmtolil nrrn clmlr? I
Tin bouiiil ny a tlinusaiut eonW tomy lieurl:
Not tin win brc nl not nliiiK will" t"rt,
vtouitiyou leiirn tue kjxhit n moraerMit there;
Ann ll Micreo iiuiik hi hit uiu iirm u,uu."
I I 1 1 " 1 t . 1 I a I
..'"t0", 1 "c?ru -"wc lips exciaiuing, '
"Don t let mother sto this, hide it avm
don t toll mother where I am going. 1
for tlm safety nl the sneaker. I hi
. -- ---- --i; ,
action which will not hear tho kind scrutiny
of a mother's love, will shrink into shame
at the look of God. Little feet that begin
life by going where a mother docs not up-
iiroiu, win nut uusiiy le uii 10 huik in mu
laws -of society,
narrow way of the Lord s comniandnipnts.
"Don t .tell mother! has been the rallying
cry 01 oaian s uesi rccruus ior nunurcus 01
years. Imoiu disregard of the mother s rule
at iiumc, springs rccKiess uisregani 01 uiu
The boy who disobeys his
the easy cart of hab-
ftly and silently with
(Wards the precipices
mother will not be likely to make a useful
and law-honoring citizen.
iuu I. tuji ijiuiuuil lau nuiunit.ji tjuttii
ward the hrst seat in
it, which glides so swi
its freight of souls, tc
Ihe best and safest way is always to tell
mother. Who so forgiving as she? Who
so loving as she? Who so .faithful? ho
so constant? Who to patient? Through
thcniKhts of wearisome watching; through
days of wearing anxiety; through sickness
and through health; through better, and
through worse, a mother's love has been
, uniuinng. it is a spring mat never oe-
comes dry. Confide, dear young readers,
in your moincr; uo uotning sue nas ioruiu-
den; consult her above your action; treat!
her with reverential love, it has been the
nrntriinii. irlort nf'trtilt. ttront nt "nml ttir.tt
.v,i b'"J - "V f." .... D . , I
that when hundreds and thousands bowed
in aumiration at tneir ieet,tncy gave nonnr
to their mothers. Mother's love has dared
1 dangers which tho btout heart of the war-
ior has shrunk appalled, Happy they who
l.tn.tt tr. n...w.m..l.. .t i.fii.nlt- tt'.tfllt
JV..II1I III llll lll.Vll.kt. IIIIVI.lt vv
A mother's prayers gave John Newton to
Christianity; a mother s loving effort dcdi-j
cated John Wcstley to the cross. What
mothers have done toward the work of
evangelizing tho world; what they have writ
your ten in pages of light upon the page of his-
tory; what the recording angel lias register
sick ed from them in tho open book above is
known alono to God. Boys and girls! nev
er co to a ulace where "Don't tell mother'
is necessary to cover your foottteps. Sunday-School
scholar, in your every day life
show tho pure teachings ot your Sabbath
home, by observing tho mother who en
dures and blesses your whole life.
Many yeats ago, when a gentlemen from
the central part of .New Hampshire, was in
. the Pequaketcountry, attending to his prop-
: ortv near the village ot rryeburg, a compa-
ny of Indians from the Penobscot tribe came
ti there lor a temporary abode, and pitched
their tents on an elevation near the Saco
a1 river, in passing to his lands no noticed
I smiuw kneelini; to nick strawberries, and
1 creeping to different parts of the patch
i that furnished the fruit. Iler attitude
struck him as singular; out no conciuueu
: she took that posture as licmg.most conve
said nient for tho nurnose. On his return she
had disappeared, and ho supposed she had
gone to sell tho berries. Jiut as no ap
me proached. tho settlement, ho observed the
J unusual sight of an Indian carrying a squaw
on his back. A nearer view showed him
1 tho person whom he saw in tho strawberry
s' held. Alter having witnessed the occur
' rence several times, on iimuiry of the In
isjdiansas to the cause of this action, one
I them replied: "Ho bad Indian. Ho drink
! much Sorcapeo. He drunk, and Chccipio
, devil get in him. Then ho put squaw's
feet in fire. They burn off." As he look
ed ho saw they were crippled and useless.
The tribe resented cruejty, and its council
was about to decido on his immediate execu
tion, but ono of tho cider and. wi-er of tho
number interposed his opinion, and gave
this advice: "No shoot; mako him live
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lunu U3 miuaiT iitti, iiiuivu unit t,ii.t oitt...i
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wucn sue want to waiK wnen siiuaw uio
then shoot." The decision was in accord-
nice with this council, and thus secured
the iniurcd woman ncriiefiial kind treat
ment from her husband. Tho certainty
his own death as soon as she died mUdc him
careful to preserve her health and life;
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mo puiusuuiciii oi ucanug ner as ins inn
don as his constant burden, as well as
compelled attention to her wellfare, formed
a striking cxamplo of the retributive shrewd
ness of "Indian justice."
How to be Miserable.
Selfish neonlo arc Koncrally fretful
unhappy, for true pcaco and joy aro only
found in imitatine tho character of Christ,
who went about doing good, Charles Kings-
ley, in ono ot Ins sermons, has some good
thoughts on this point: Think about your
self; about what you want, what you like,
what pcoplo pay you, what people think
of you, and then to you nothing will
puro. Y'ou will spoil everything you touch;
you will mako sin and misery for yourself
out of everything which God sends you;
you will , bo as wretched as you choose
earth or in neaven either, in neaven citn
er, I say; for that proud, greedy, selfish,
sell-seeking spirit would turn heaven
hell. It did turn heaven into hell for
great devil himself. It was prido, by seek
ing his own glory so at least wiso men
that ho fell from heaven to hell. Ho
not content to give up his own and doGod's
will liko tho other angels. J lu was not con
tent to servo God and rejoice in God's glory.
Ho would bo a master himself, and set
for himself, and rejoico in his own glory;
and so when ho wanted to mako a privato
heaven of his own. ho found that no
made a hell. When ho wanted to bo a
for himself, ho lost tho lifo of tho true God.
to loso which is eternal death. And why?
Because his heart was not puro, clean, hon
est siinplo, unselfish. Thereforo. ho
God no more, and learned to hato him whoso
naiuo is love.
An old dutclnuan, who, somo years
was elected n member of the legislature
sniil. in his broken Enclish btvle: "Vcn
vent in do lefrislature f thoucht I would
them all Solomons dero ; but I soon found
dcro wa some as pig fools dere as I vas.'
The old lady who related the outline of I
tho following singular story, heard it told
in Iter Vntllll. liV tin lnr.ua urn a finlii... t.tt
as a real occurrence. 1
She even onco knew tho name of tho.
northern family concerned in it; but that,"
with the exact dates, shchai now forgotten,
ilshc ever know the latter, and having never
written down Iho story, she had no means
of recovering them. ( However, from her
express mention of a tight wig, worn bytho
old hero of the talc, wo have1
tho strange occurrence not earlier than
Towards tho end of a gusty October day,
about the year 1830, a barrister of tho Tern-
was sitting reading, when tho opening'
of tho door, and tho servant's announce-1
incut of "a gentleman, interrupted him.
He ro.lo to rcceivo his visitor, who proved
to no a pcriect stranger, a person ot very
gentlemanly, but extremely old-fashioned
utiliearance He was dressed in a crave col-
IH"iroiiu.. ui. wan uix.m.u in a trae cm
I011 RUlti of antique cut a neat, tight, gray
wig, surrounded lus scnous, and even
en nmn ,111..,:tin,.. . I, B,.L
l't -n J 1 - ---- ...-.v.....n.
nt the knee; enormous shoe buckles of gold;
a cane, headed with the same metal, and a
broad-brimmed and uncocked hat, com
treinlilcil ..I......1 v.: l.:i. :n tt,.
niiit;ii t ai ill iiiu
iiiuiuii inn ctiuiiilli;iil,
ifashion of tho last yea
l.'hird, or tlio first of his
sjfflv howed. in the cj
U the etiiiucttc of the
sceued to belong, ho took possession ol the'
char offered to him by his host ; and, after
a nnparatory hem, thus began in-a slow,
and st-ious manner : I think, sir, you are
the lawyer employed by tho S family,
whnw tinner v n Vnrkihim vrauire. there
fore, awai is about to be sold.
ine uisposai i it, wnicn, mougn a painiui
duty to me, rrojst be performed.
"'It is a dutj you may dispense with,"
said the visitor w.ivini? his hand: "the
"I have sir." answered tho barrister.
"full instructions and powers to complete'
iironertv need no, be sold."
"May I presumt to ask, sir, whether you
arc any relation to the family? If so, you
must bo acquainted vith the absolute ne-
cessitv of selling it, ia consequence of the
,.laimnf another branch of the family, iust
returned from beyond tho sea. who. ts heir-
at-law, is naturally possessor of tho estate,
jn default of a will to the contrary, and who
desires its value in money, instead ol the
land. The present possessor is unable to
buy-it, and must therelorc depart.
"You are mistaken," replied the old gen
tlcman. rather testily: "you seem not to
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L'randfather. bv which he not only left that,
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his real estate, to his tavonte grandson, this
gentleman's father, but even entailed it on
"Such a will, sir."' said the barrister, "was
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1IIII.I1. MllltllllM.il Itll 111UIIV t L'lll 3 LU UAlV
and. in virtue of it, Mr. S has, until
now, peaceably enjoyed the property;
oil tlio claimant's application, a ret
, , . I in
searcn navinsr neen maue ior
belief proves wholly unfounded, or it has
been lost or destroyed. Cabinets, chests,
every room inhabited and uninhabited, have
been ransacked in vain. Mr. S has
now civen un all hone of findinir it ;
sale is to bo completed in the course of'next
week; and the tioo old place must pass
the hands of strangers.
"You are mistaken onco. again,. young
man, said the stranger, striking nn cane
on the floor; I say, sir, the will exists.
Go immediately," continued he, in an au
thoritative tone; "travel night and day.
You may save an old family from disgrace
and ruin. In the end rooraof the left wing,
now uninhabited, is a closet in the wall."
"Wo have looked there," interrupted tho
"Silence, sir, there is a closet, I say.
that closet is a large chest; that chest has
a false bottom, and underneath that is the
deed. 1 am certain of what I say; I saw
tho paper deposited there, no matter when
or by whom. Go, you will find it worth
your trouble. My name, sir, is HughS
I am not now personally known to the pro
prietor of a nan; nut i am nis relation,
and have his welfare at heart. Neglect
to follow my advice."
So saying, tho old gentleman rose, again
bowed, and at the door put on his hat, in
fashion that would havo enchanted,
elegante of Queen Anne's day; and sliding
the silken string of his cane on the little
finger of his right hand, on which the law
yer had remarked a very fine brilliant rinc.
he descended the stairs and departed, leav
ing the barrister in the utmost astonishment.
At first ho felt half inclined to consider
whole as a hoax; then, again, when
thoucht of the old centloman's cravo man
ner, and the intimate knowledge he must
have possessed of tho house, to be able
describe the closet so exactly in which
chest was, ho could not but believe him
At length, after much deliberation,
it, either the
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fived on tlio evening of the fourth day,
S Hall. 1 he sale had been the
theme of conversation at every place he
passed through within twenty miles of
destination ; and much and loudly was it.la
incntcd, that the squire should bo leaving
his houso forever, and that poor Mr.
would never enjoy his rights, as they
in ealliiiLT the uosscssion of the estate.
On the entrance into tho mansion, signs
approaching removal every where met
eyo. I'aekagosfilled the hall, bervants,
sorrowful countenances, wero hurrying
about, and tho family wero lingering
over the last dinner they were ever to
of in their old, regretted home.
Mr. S. greeted his friend with a surprise,
which chanced to incredulity, when
barrister, requesting his private car,
tho reason of his appearance.
"It cannot bo, said he. "is it
that no ono should ever havo heard of
hidimr of tho deed but the old gentleman
you mentioned ? Dopend.upon it, you
been deceived, my dear friend. I am
sorry you should have taken so much trouble
to so little purpose.
The barrister mentioned tno name oi
visitor. . .
HughS 1 exclaimed the gentleman.
laughing, "I havo notarelation in the
of that name."
"It is worth tho trying, however,
the lawyer, "and since I have come so far,
will finish tho adventure."
Mr. S , seeing his friend so deter
mined, nt length consented to satisfy
andaccompanied him towards theapartment
he pecilied. As they crossed ono of
rooms, in their way, ho suddenly stopped
liefnra a lame full-lciiEtll picture.
heaven's sake," cried he, "who is this ?
"My granduncle," returned Mr. S
"o nnnil old fellow as over lived. I
with all my heart ho was alive now; but
lias neen uuau mis unity jem
"What was his narao?"
"Hugh S , tho only one of the
"That is the man who called upon me.
His dress, his hat, his very ring are thero.
They proceeded to tho closet, lifted
false bottom of the trunk, and found
The kind old uncle was never again
Singular Divorce Case.
A divorce suit of considerable interest
came up on Monday before Justice Ingra
l.atr. in ilia Qiihtnnin f.turt rF Vaw Vft,l,
In September, 1SC4, the plaintiff, Gabriella
Stcltzer. wife of Alexander Steltrer. obtain- L
ed a decree of absolute divorce from
husband, on tho ground of adultery. She
now moves to have tho same set aside, nnd
sent to a referee, on tho ground that the
proceedings were commenced in sport, and
1 not for the purpoc of securing a final sep
benevolent aration; also on tho ground that the Hu
fixed ' nrcme Court decree was obtained by col
the I lusion and fraud. About six months after
the judgment of divorce, the husband who
.was found guilty of adultery married an
pic other woman in the State of Now Jersey,
and it is claimed that ho is now in contempt
; and has no legal standing in court, having
violated the laws ot the state of ew i ork
1 . 1 - r . i j i. . i r
which foriid the offending person',,
rnn pirniimirniippi. m n rrv i n tr ncnin riiirinrr.
the lifetime of the other. The case -was
argued at much length, but no decision has
yet been rendered.
Auction of Ladies.
ond in j
It js wcll known that an auction of un
married ladies used to take place annually
in Babylon. "In every district," says the
historian, "they assemble on a certain day
of every year all the virgins of marriageable
ihe most beautiful wcro first nut
the man who bid the largest sum of
gained possession ot her. i he see-
icrsonal appearance followed, and
purses. Jiutaiasi it seems that tnerc were
, uisposeu in Boproviueniweruuieuaujiuui-
I ans. "When all the beautiful virgins,
says the historian, "were sold, the crier
1 ordered the most deformed to stand ud: and
' in Babvlon some ladies for which no monev
was likely to be offered, yet these also were
after he had openly demanded who would
marry her with a small sum, she was at
length adjudged to tho man who would be
satisfied with the least ; and in this manner
the money arising from the sale ot the hand
some served as a portion to those who were
either of disagreeable looks, or that had any
other imperfection." This custom prevail
ed about 500 years before Christ.
Killed by a Horse.
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' Mr. Geo. Miller, a farmer. lie returned
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home from tshreve at an early hour in the
i evening with his team, and after having
taken the harness off his horses, went to his
house, where he remained but a short time.
when ho returned to his barn for the pur-
pose of feeding his horses. Shortly after
; entering me uarii iiu uvfciiu nii.iimiis um
i of his horses, standinc behind him for that
. purpose, when the horse, maddened by the
treatment he was receiving, kicked back,
striking him in the face, breaking his lower
jaw, smashing his lace in a irignuui man-
ner, and the force was so great and suuuen
that it broke his .neck, causing lnstantane-
On Friday evenine last, a distressine and
fatal accident occurred two miles north of
ous death. The deceased was about 50 years
of nr-e. and leaves a wife and children
mourn the loss of a husband and father.
His remains were interred near throve on
Sunday last, and the solemn rites were witnessed
by a large concourse of sympathizing
friends. Wayne Co. Democrat, Oct. 26th.
A Story of August Belmont.
A New York Correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial tells the following cood
story about Bugust Belmont :
In this place, I am reminded, for some
thing better to say of Mr. Belmont of a
story' relative of his banking house. He is
a very passionate man, and lets fly at odd
much talk which good boys do not
So as he had a confidential secretary
whom he used to dictate letters, he
blazed away at this poor secretary one morn
ing, and damned turn to a crisp, i he clerk
was a poor fellow, but a. gentleman ; so.he
quietly arose and took his pen from behind
his ear. "Mr. Belmont," he said, "I.do
not know that I can get another position
but 1 will not. keep this one. You shall not
have it in your power to swear at me, sir."
"Who areyou," said Mr. Belmont, "that
I may not swear at you? But, come what
will you take to letmedo so when I please?"
The clerk sat down gravely an instant,
"You give me twenty-five hundred
year to do your work. I can not do the
wort and be sworn at. aiso, ior less man
four thousand dollars.
"You shall have it, damn you," said Bel
mont, and the tradition goes not only that
ho gave the man the money, but never
cursed him again at all.
A little eirl after returning from church.
where she saw a collection taken un for the
first time related what had. taken place, and
amoncr other thincs she said, with her chil
dish innocence, "that a man passed around.
a plate that had somo money on it, out
didn't take any."
The Mobile A says an artist in that
city painted a dog so natural that it had the
hydrophobia during the hot weather. He's
the same man, says the Portland Vpm, who
painted a copy of a beer bottle with such
skill that .the cork flew out just as he
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!, mS? .S3 n" were,f l.iV feehlo
tuiv-v, ...it.;. . . .-.w .,..v
I'm better acquainted.
An Irishman who had lain sick for a long
time was met ono day by the parish Priest.
"Well, Patrick, I nm glad, you have
Wereyou not afraid to meet your
God?" "Och, no, yer riverence, it
the other chap I was afraid of," replied
"Come till America, Pat." writes a
of tho Emerald Isle to his friend in Ireland;
" 'tis a fine country to get a living in.
ye have to do is to got a three-cornered
and fill it wid brick, and carry it till the
of a four-story building, and tho man at
top docs ail tho work. '
It is a remarkable fact that electricity
travels so rapidly that it may bo sent through
fjunpowder without igniting it, and it is
when the current is retarded that an
takes place. The progress of elec
tricity is swifter than that of light, being
about two hundred miles a second.
Never look at girls. They can't stand
they regard it as an insult. They wear
their feathers, furbelows and frills merely
to gratify their mammas, that's all.
Tho best bite we ever had when we went
fishing, was the bite we took along.
Good and Bad Apples.
aT-;s wl" "P9" nil the o hers.
"o you think so Why should
hcrll.rC9? apples rather make tho rot
Ono day Ilobert'i father aw htm playing
with some boys who were mdo aud unman
ncrly, Hq had seen for some tlino n change
tho worsfl in Ids son, and now he know the
cause. Ho was very sorry, but ho said noth
ing to Robert at tho time.
In the evening ho limnrlit. from tlio nr.
den six lautiful rosy-ehcckcii apples, put
tnem on a piato nnu urcscntcd them to
Hobert. Ho was much pleaded at his fnth-
cr s kindness, nnd thanked turn. "You
must lay them aside fur a few days, that they
may become mellow," said tho father, and
Hobert cheerfully placed tho plato with tho
apples in the mother's slorc-rootn.
Just ; he was putting them aside, hU
father laid on tho plate tho seventh npplo,
wbiclwas quite rotten, and desired him to
allow it to remain there.
'But, father," said Robert, "tho rotten
fresh again?" snid Ida fnthor! nnd with
these words shut tho door of the room.
Kight days afterwards ho akcd him to
open tlio door and take out tho nrinlcs. Rut
what a sight presented itselfl Tlio six ap
ples which had been so sound and rosy
cheeked were now quite rotten, and spread
a bad smell through the room.
"Oh, papa!" cried ho, "did I not tell
you that the rotten apple would spoil tho
good ones? yet you did not listen to mo."
"My boy, said tho father, "have I not
told you often that the company of bad chil
dren will make you bad? jet you did not
listen to me. See, in tho condition of tho
.1 . .. . .
Robert did not forget the lesson. When
any of his former playfellows asVed Vim lo
join in their sports, he thoughtof tho rotten
apples, and kept himself apart from them.
A Few Facts About Fall!
BY THEOPHILUS THINKER.
The season of Fall is upon us
It don't hurt much.
The season of water-fall is upon the la
dies It's mighty heavy upon them.
Fall is seen in the forests, in the fall of
ar"l i withering of flowers and
It can't be feen in dry-goods and provis
ions, however not much.
There aic s fci.il kitida of FaU
The fall of Babylon, the fall of Jerusalem,
and the fall of Richmond.
There is no such season as tho Pall in tho
price of butter.
Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden
in this season
That wasthe worst Fall "within the mem
ory of the oldest inhabitant
"In Adam's fall
We sinned all."
This season is verv bad for children, es
pecially when, its down-stair3 or out of a
The rail of the . tr. s "l-aii ml"
The Fall of the Rebellion Downfall.
The Lovers Fall Fall-out.
Even T. Thinker i not exempt, for when
it's meal time; he falls to.
"Oh, what a fall was there, my countrj'meul"
Tlio rMltiTriTine f"nc InrlpY cavs "W
,arc reliabv informed that one of the wells
I on the 'barracks' ground, that, is used by
the trecdmen and women, naving Decomo
I unfit m drinl- frmn Vir renenn nf a etmnrrA
ccnt and nauseatini: taste, it was ordered
t0 he cleaned out, when the bodies of fifteen
neFr0 infants were found in a well ! This
colnes t00 o,rcct to admit ot anv doubt;
there i no grapevine about it. Those in-
fants are an the victims of infanticide."
Similar indifference to the care of infants
was exhibited by the blacks gathered at
Camp Nelson, Kentucky.
The. Black Republican State Executivo
Committee h still at work trying tocomposo
the Senatorial Imbroglio. It U decided, we
understand, that neither Sherman nor
Schcnck can be elected. The manatrers are
nightly engaged in tho effort to decide who
shall be Sherman's successor. Last nig
session revealed the fact, that it is "nip
1 and tuck" between Wm. T. Coggc-hall and
R. P. L. Barber, with the chances in favor
of tho latter. Both these aspirants are la
times , boring with tho members of tlio General As
use. I sembly, and both are understood to be raak
to , ing some progress. Statesman.
Reforming a Scold.
In the early period of Metbodistism,sorae
of Mr. Weiley's opponents, in the excess
of their zeal asainst .enthusiasm, took a
wagon load of Methodists, and carried them
before a justice. When they wero a;ked
what these people had done, there was an
awkward silence ; at last one ot tho accusers
said: "Why, thoy pretend to bo better
than other.people ; and besides thoy prayed
from mornine till night." The magistrate
asked if they had done any thing else? "Yes,
sir; said an old man, "an t please your
worship, they converted my wife. Till she
went among them, she had such a tongue!
and now she is quiet as a lamb. "Uarry
them back, carry them back," said the mag
istrate, "and let them convert all tho scolds
in the town."
Taking Refuge Behind the Negroes.
The Tribune says this. "was not a white
man's Government during tho. last threa
years, when it found refuge against white
traitors behind two hundred thou-and black
bayonets." This is a great compliment to
the millions of white soldiers we had in the
field. We trust they will esteem it as such.
The truth is, the negroes boro about the
same relation to tho war that a fifth wheel
does to a coach.
The term leman 1
to an order or class of professional soldiers
among the Pagan Irish, long before tho
Christian era. In ordinary times the Fiann
consisted of three legions in each legion
"uront niinmnn ml n irnl
wero 3,000 men, but in war thero were usual
ly seven legions.
Not long sinco, says a journal, our friend
B . of Mobile, was on a visit to Look
out Mountain, Georgia, and wus much
struck with the fact that o fine jet of wa
ter was thrown up above the top of tho
eminence on which tho hotel stands. Walk
ing round tho jet admiringly, he accosted a
plain countryman with
"My friend, is this water forced up by
a ram?" meaning, of eoursc, tho hydraul
ic contrivance so named.
"A ram? exclaimed the countryman.
"Yes, a ram, I say."
"What on airth no, sir; it's n darn'd
big mule! and it's tremendous hard work
for him. Come hero and I will show him
My nephew .Too is a buster, aged ten.
Tho "other Sunday his mother was making
him go over his Sunday-School lessons be
fore school the subject boing Moses and
tho burning brush. In reply to the ques
tion, "What did Moc fay when ho saw
it?" Joo answered, "I don't know."
"Why, it's very simple," said his mother.
"What would you havo said if you had
scon it?" "Me!" exclaimed thoyoungster,
his eves growing big with excitement
"me!1' why I'd havo said 'Jerusalem crick
etl What's that?"