TOWN AND COUNTRY !
.a ' Erl. r ice s..
l lends and the puUic in gen
Rob opened a
such articles as arefound ia a gro
ch will have been purchased since
Igrent docline in prices and will be
lie Lowest Rates
II kinds such as,
light at the highest market price, for
rSw 4 dti fff
JW.st of.the First National
mWmk- ' ' sT"sl t
HHfeconsUinily.on. hand a fresh
'W SUPPLY OF
He flatters hini-!1"-,8
IrtlCleS anil Sell-jChildreu
elf hj attention
p business, a de
ire to please.
leeping the best
ii at low prices,
e will merit and
eceive a liberal
hare of public
all and See.
Jas. "W. Pottenger.
laton, 0., Dec. 1, 1870 inosl.
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Arthur's Lady's Home,
The December number of this "Queen
of the Lady's Magazines" is the richest
and handsomest ever issussi. The pub
lishers announce their intention to make
it lead all others for the coming year,
tl-e richners and extent of sts illustra
tions, the brilliancy of its novelets
and stories, ihe beaut of its getting
and the high tttne of its reading."
we haC; i TtnU number Vnneeteel
ared fashion plate, a cartoon on
diving a lovely picture, called!
The Welcome," adonble fashion
graving, and a large variety of dress
inr nostatre to T. S. Athob &
Philadelphia, and get up a copy of
elegant number ot the "Lady s Horn
Mneitzine. ion will, it vou see
surely want the magazine for 1371-
Notwithstanding, there seemed
to be an undue haste to look af
ter his property and effects, no
one ha appeared to write the
least tribute of respect to Daniel
Reid, deceased- Ilia death, in
all probability, woo Id have pass
ed unnoticed, in the asual way,
if his friend Jonathan Switzer
had not bpoken ot the neglect.
Daniel Kbid was born on the
day of 18 in the coun
ty - in the State of Vir
ginia, ana died near Winamack,
in the State of Indiana, on the
d ay o f October, 1 870. When
quite a boy, he came with his
father to Preble county, and set
tled eu the east fork of White
Water, in Jefferson Township.
Here he spent hid early days in
assisting his father to clear a
farm, where he resided until he
was a oo ut io years oi age.
VVheu hi3 father settled on White
Water the couutry was new and
game very plenty; the old man
was fond of hunting, and it is
supposed that this propensity
was transmitted to the son; tor,
of all recreations in life, Daniel
Reid prized this sport above all
rtthpra Dnrinor his ho an-
uua)y plannejna deer hllnl with
kindred associates, and as one
after the other passed away, he
fonn(l fitnilr relatione, with
others ontil his death.
TIT I 1 . I ? f
v nen bduui iu jem o u
he left the farm and came to Ea
ton, wheu ho served an appren
ticeship at the hatting business
with his uncle John Acton, de
ceased. In this service he de
meaned himself as an honest and
good by, ae the writer of this
sketch has often heard his good
old undo say: He made a good
mechanic and as long as that
branch of business was remuner
ative, he followed it assidously.
Iu early manhood, he married
Elizabeth Shidler, with whom
he lived harmoniously for many
years, and nn'il her death, lit
never had any offspring. After
the Jeath of h e wife, he remain
ed single making his home prin
cipal!? with his cousin John P.
Acton, and his friend Jonathan
Mr. Reid possessed an intelli
gent und an inquiring mind.
With scajcely any early educa
tion, ho became a fine pensraan,
aud an intelligent clerk in all de
partments of busineos. Foryears
he was denutv clerk and Post
ftaton; a.n for a
timeniien me position oi uuiui
clerk in the Probate Court of
In all rolations of life, be dis
charged the duties punctually
tnd "well. By industry and
eaononiy, he acquired considera
ble of an estate. In his gener-
ici 1 f Via tioai
who had been partially
raised in his house, to uomra m
in Indiana; and after whose wel
fare he went to look, when death
overtook him. Surrounded by
the objects of his bounty he
wa called hence, onoer circum
stance, which seemed to pre
elude the opportunity of making
a .vill, which occurrence, in all
probability, prevented the objects
of his charge from receiving the
chief amount of his estate.
In character Mr. Reid was an
Independent and self reliant man.
Whatever he thought was right,
he dooe it because he believed it
toberigLt. He utterly detested
hypocricy, and abhored todyism,
either in high or low places. He
was a main friend to those,whom
he respected; but his leading
traits of character were his inde
pendence, and inate integrity,
under all circumstances, and on
all occasions. Contributed by
New Firm Our geuiel friend,
James Pottinoer, has concluded
to do business himself, aud has
purchased the popular grocery
of Longnecker & Clayton. The
new proprietor will preside over
the effects of the old establish
ment and wi'l dispense to his
numerous customers the ;arg
and well assorted stock of Gro
ceries with which his establish
ment is always supplied.
A small sprinkle of snow
on last Tuesday, 22nd ult. It has
disappeared, and the weather
Notice to Delinquent Subscribers
There are part.es taking the "Demo
crat" and making a terrible adieu abo nt
not receiving the paper. Do you know
the reason of il is? Why, a few words
will tell you; PAY UP. Well one says
"I don't, want to sell my corn, my pigs,
or my grain at present prices" Well
have yon Wood? Weodl! yes, well bring
it in. It is to ns the same as money.
We must be warm, and you have no ex
. use whatever; tell us what yon have for
sale, of we can us it we will; but Wood
we want. Bring it in.
eoV Let the ball be kept in motion
toned! antll 1872, when the last VeSS
en ige of this rotten organization
and! will be wiped OUt, constitutional
Sons iHbert re-asserted, and a Demo
cratic President elected.
Boltiruore employs 1,000 J
persons in the shoe trade.
To the Democracy of Preble and
the Patrons'of the a Democrat."
We would cordially call your a ttehtion
to the sustaining of the paper, and
as the New Year is coming in, let ev
ery Democrat use his influence in getting
subscribers. To the advertising public
every nerve will be exerted to make it to
their interest to advertise in the demo
crat In the Job department, that
attention, will be applied bott in
taste, stvle oi workmanshio, promptness
and price to make it an obj-ct to patron
ize the office L gal notices and all
matters appertaining to the Courts
promptly attended to. We hope our
Democratic friends will t once form
clubs and send in their names in time for
the year 1871. Orders taken at this
office fo: all the Daily papers, Periodi
cals and Magazines published, a', much
less rates than from other parties. Send
in your names.
B& Economy. We clip the
following from an exchange.
It may be of interist to some:
"We don't like stinginess. Wa
don't like economy, when it
comes down to rags and starva
tion. We have no sympathy
with the nation that a poor man
should hitch himself to a post
and staud still, while the rest of
the world moves forward. It is
no man's duty to deny himself of
every amusement, every luxury,
every recreation, every comfort
that he may get rich, it is no
maji's duty to make an iceberg of
himself, to shut his eyes and
ears to the sufferings ol his fel
lows, and deny himself the en
joyment that results from gen
erous actions, merly that he may
hoard wealth for bis heirs to
qurrel about. But there is an
economy which ia ever man's du
ty, and which its is especially
commendable in tho man who
struggles with poverty an econ
omy which is consistent with
happiness, and which must be
practiced if the poor man would
secure independence- It is al
most every man's privilege, and
it be comes bis duty to live with
in his means; not np to, but with
in them. Wealth does not make
the man, we admit, and should
never be taken into the account
in our judgment of men, but
competence should always be se
cured, when it cau be, by the
practice of economy and self-be-nial
to only a tolerable extent.
It should be secured, not so
much for others to look upon, or
to raise us in the estimation of
others, as to secure the conscious
ness of independence and the
satisfaction which is deprived
from its acquirement and possession."
Winter Sport. While its true
that we aredeprived of some of
our amusements by the reign of
cold winter, yet there are always
always others to take their
This is one of the advantages
of a variety ot seasons. Each has
its peculiar pastimes as well as
temper. Thero is no monotony
but an incessant round of change
change of labor. She frost
king, while he piles bis dainty
architecture on the window pana
and laughs the. gaudiest palace
patterns to scorn, also glasses
over stream and pond, so that
the anxious skater may bind the
ringing steel to bis heels and.
outspeud the wind The euo.v
flakes will not only disport in
the air, suggesting the picking ot
celestial geese, but gathering
thick and firm on the earth will
make a bed of fleecy down for
the idle sleighs, and awaken the
merry tintinnabulation of the
What frolicking fun the exu
berant boys find in buffeting the
storm and pelting each other
with snow balls! How the sled8
are In demand, gay and arrowy
and pretentiously named as the
regalest clppers of seal! Iudoors
what games, and what zest
their pursuit? What social gath
erings around the blazing hearth
such as winter only knows!
What Christmas jubillation
what New Year jollities. And
then, though there be days
cloud and gloom, every one is
Btep of time towards.
"April, in tears, and blushing
May, The crown and glory of the
tSf Mr. G. D. Holmes, Agent for
Ohio Insurance Company, has removed
his residence from Winchester, to Eaton
O. Besidence, oa Homers street.
business intrusted to him will be prompt
IT Madod t0-
The negroes in the South Ca
oITna Legislature number within
a fraction of two thirds of the
whole body. They have the
Secretary of State, and one of the
two Associate Justices of the Su
preme Court. The Legislature
adjouued this month, and the
last day's session was a mimat
ure of the whole. An honorable
Senator savs to a Mr. Leslls 'It
you don't like the party, get out
oi it." This kind of thing Mr.
Leslie deems an infringment of
free speech. Then the Senator
speaks of the person who now ex
hibits himself as living forgery
on the name of the Governor of
South Carolina, and intimates
that in his (Leslie's) mind's eye
he sees this person appealing to
the worst passions of the black
race for hit own ends.
First colered Senator You're
Second colered Senator Yout
re a thcif.
Third colered Senator Hold
your tongue, or you'll be in the
penitentiary inless than ninety
Fourth colered Senator If
you den't dry up, we'll knock
Mr. Leslie Mr. President, I
do not mind these interruptions.
You are trying to run this ma
chine with so many irapossibili-
iies and impracticabilities, by and
mixing up color and corruption,
that it is 1 ke an old wagon run
ning down hill.
It wibbles aud wobbles, and
you don't know wether you are
going to the bottom or to the devil.
Probable the shortest thanks
giving proclamation ever issued
was that of one of the former
Governers of New York, as fol
lows: "In accordance with usages
I appointed Thursday, the 17tb
of November, as a day of public
Grumblers. The world is full
of grumblers. It is impossible to
please everybody, Men grumble
at their wives, their childern,
friends, their preacher, their lawand
more particulaely, their edi
tor. The latter named person is
perhaps, of all others, mosr sub
ject to kicks and cuffs, criticisms
and objections from every quater
When his duty is faithfully dis
charged, he is sure to displease
ome one. All men do not think
alike, and hence what suits Perer
does not always Buit Paul, by
any means. If we write in fa
vor ot temperance we offend the
liquor men, and if we change to
say word in favor of the much
abuse liquor men, we have the
temperance advocates about our
ears. If we see merit in some
special act done in one ot our
churches and compliment it, we.
have to take the censures of oth
tirs about whose churches we did
not write. If we expose hypocri
sy by a few well timed hits, the
saints get it into their beads that
we-mean them, and we are inter
rogated on the street aud in our
office and subjected to a loss
time and a score or two of and
noying questions. Aud bo
goes the year round and doubt
lets will continue to go until the
grave doses over us, and even
then, probable, some ot.e wilt
curse on: memory and wish that
a man like us had never lived.
This is the wav of the world.
editor has a hard lite of it here.
He earns his bread and bntter
with something even more than
the sweet cf his face, and
cruet is very often bitter from the
recollection ot the taunts and in
sults by which it was purchased
It requires the patience of Job
and a li'tle superaded, to get
with some people, and yet
we arc satisfied that our readers
are as clever as theraosl of men
and woman, aud probably a lit
tie more so.
WELLS' ILLUSTRATED ANNUAL
op Phrenology and Physiognomy,
for 1871. Besides Portraits,
Characters and Biographies of
numerous distinguished Men and
Women, it contains thirteen Na
tional Types of Female Beauty.
Organs of the Brain Illustrated
and defined; "What Can I Do-
Best!" How to Enter West Pointla
as a Student: Personal Beauty,
how Attained; What is the use
of Phrenology? Just the thing
for learners. A and ray 25 ct9'
book, sent first, post. Addresa
Office, Phrenologicial Journal,
383 Broadway, New York.
Lines on the Death of J. G. Rush.
BY B. M. N.
The Eagle tfotel for months have been,
The blissful seat of festive gladness;
But fates decree has changed the scene
To heartfelt grief and painful sadness.
Yes. death, the tyrant of the lomb.
Our happy home has desolated,
By cutting down, in lifes full bloom,
God's noblest work in it located
For, I am sure, that blood and flesh,
A nobler soul have neier enshrined,
Than that possessed by the late J. Rush.
Wnieh to bis Maker he's resigned.
No more we'll see bis graceful smile
O' shake his friendly hand extrnded,
Ur bear him time and care beguile,
By sterling wit and humour blended.
In Eaton Cemctary, he now sleeps
Quite near the tomb of his Forefathers,
And many a Friend for him still weeps,
Through Ohio's ripling waters.
We' pray he's gained eternal life,
The sore reward that to virtue given;
And when we leave this world oi strut-,
We hop to meet our friend in Heaven.
The rausquetoes are so plen
ty in the Adirondacks, that they
can't all get on a stranger at
once, so they stand around in
reliefs aud wait their turns, hku
customers iu a barber shop. They
exhaust a man in three days and
then let him alone, like a desert
ed oil well, to accumulate more
Returns from every State ifi
which elections were held week
before last, indicate large Demo
crane gains, lennessee and Ala
bama have been carried by the
SOCIABLE. Mr. Chas. Churchill &
Will. Hambidge gave a very pleasant
Ball at Minor's Hall, on last Friday ev
ening, 25th ult. at which there were
qu ite a number of the "Lads and Lassies
of Eaton and ..vicinity. "We surmise
that all present went home at the 'wee'
hour of 12 or 1, with a cheerful counlen"
ance aud a satisfied "SHaik 'o the Heyl'
The Eclectic Magazisk. The Decern
ber number of this sterling menthly is
at hand, closing up Volume XII of the
new series, and announcing increased
attractions for the coming year. The
table of contents is even more than us
ually comprehensive, and presents the
very cream of foreign current literature.
Among the most noticeable artcies ate
"Letter-Writing; "X atber Arndt; an
ther instalment of ' The Fisherman of
Autre;" "Buskin's Lectures on Art;"
"The Sargasso Sea;" "Baron Von
Moltke;" "Napoleon and Paris;" and
SO o the number of nineteen.
Everybody who Joves good literature
the Lclectic, and the present is a good
number to experiment with. Published
by E K Pelton, 108, Ful'on St , New
York. Terms, $5,00 per annum; single
copies 45 cts. A portrait of Cjrneilfe
embellishes them number.
Summer Past and Gone.
BY WILLIAM H DAVIS.
Summer is ended itr reign is o're.
Its flowers all withered dead:
And the autumn days have come once
snoie, A carpei of leaves to spread.
Already I see them daopping down,
Blown hither, thither, and yon
Leaves of amber, scarlet, and tuown.
That tell off a sumnfer gone
Summer is ended alas! 'tis so.
For I see it everywhere.
In the whispering winds that sighing
Through the trees already bara.
And the leaden gray cast of the sky,
With its cold clouds driven on,
Warns us of a winter ver nigh,
.And a summer past and gone
Summer is ended this do we know,
By the birds that siug no more
When the faintest streak of more dhth
show And the light of dey is o'er.
Hushed their song in wood and dell
At eve and morning's dawn;
By this I read the the lesson well
Of a summer past and gone.
Summer is ended i:s stay, how brief
Row quisk hast sped away,
And bronght again the falling leaf.
" That tells as, ach dull dy
That fast is hastening on,
And teaches us this one thing ur
Of a summer past and gone.
Cincinnati Richmond & Chicago R. R
TRAINS NORTHWARD BOUND.
Freight. - - 12.40, a.
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The Little Chief.
This popular and wide-awake
Juvenile its nth year with Janu
ary, 1871, very much improved
in every way, and with the most
brilliant galaxy ot writers
children in America. The new
year will give the immense circu
lation it is so richly deserves.
Prize Pomes, Prize Stories,
Prize Dialogues and Prize Talks,
in Words of one Sylable are
the proeramme for '71.
Children, rally around your
Terms Only 75
Send 10 cts, for Com
plete Agents Outfit, to
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The poupler colorer ink for
love letters uow is violit, because
it fades so soon.
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Magazine' Weekly, or Bazar will
be supplied gratis for every Clob
of Five Subscribers at $4 00 each
in one remittance; or, Six copies
for $20 00' without extra copy.
Subscriptions to Harpers Mag
a zine, Weekly and Bazar, to one
address for the year, $10 00; or,
two of Harper's Periodicals, to
one adaress for one year, $7 00.
LJack numbers can be applied
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The annual Volumes of Har
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ing, will be sent by express, free
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A complete Set, comprising
Fourteen Volumes, sent ou re
ceipt of cash at the rate of $5 25
per vol., frieedit at expense .of
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The postage on Harper's week-',
ly is 20 a year, which must be
paid at the subscriber's post-offico
Address Harper Brothers,
9m For one year the Demo
crat & either the Weekly or Ba
zar for $5.25."
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A fine Parlor Chromo, worth
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Paints; or, a superior Spy-Glass;
or, the Bright Side Weekly! for
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for one year; or Wood's House
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$1,00; or a choice from the list of
spendid premiums offered to sin
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ous other valuable and splendid
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and $25 extra. in money,
with the single premium to each
subscriber. Specimen copies, with
circulars, mailed post-paid on
receipt of 10 cents. Address W.
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N. Y. Do not fail to send for a
The day is dawning. The peo
pie are beginning to see that
corrupation and recklessness ot
Radicalism, and are speaking
out in thunder tones to their re-
The elections took plrce last
week in New York, New Jersey
Deleaware, Maryland. Alabama,
Florida Illinois, Mossouri and
others States. We can briefly
foot up the following result:
Mew York, elects a Democra
tic Governor bp a majority of 35,
Little Delagare, nothwith-
tsanding the heavy negro vote,
piles up a heavier Demooratic
majority than ever.
Maryland sends an unbroken
Democratic delegation to Con
Alabama, gives the Democrat
ic State Ticket 5,000 majority,
Dem. gain of 11,000.
Florda redeems herself, and
goeB Democratic for the first
time since the war.
Missouri elects Conservative
candidate for Governor, by
000 majority, a conservative
g"ain of 80,000?
Illinois, cuts the immense rad
ical majority down to a mere no
thing and sends seven Democrat
and seven Republicans to Con
gress. Kentucky, gallant old Ken-
tuckey, speaks out, to the
of about 70,000 majority, despite
the kiuky vote.
Tennessee, Democratic by
A parent bo strikes a child
in anger is like a man who
., 6 A. .
stnkes the watea; the consequan.
ces is of the blow are sure to
ap in his own face.
It seem" the new St. I'aul M E
Church is rather dtfOfd to ill luc!;; for
v.hile the rcof was hardly on. the Tower
and building was nerioutly damaged by
lightning: and cn Monday last, ilurtnr
the violent wind sturm one of (he Pirna'
cles on the corner wns blown down;
which, upon ciratni nation , c thir.k, was
caused by tho careless in nucr in nblcli
it was put up. We are not desirous of
seeing our public buildings destroyed. fl
this edifice is a fine ornamcut to Eaton;
equal to any in the large cities. We
nope no more accidents wil! happen it.
BpeaKing ol public buildings, when are
or how do our Council intend 'dedicating
that Fine Town flail. We also wanf
them to hurry up the Market House.
Butter, & Eggs are rather scarce.
A FAST TYPE-SETTER.
The Bellefontaiue Press "says.
We have noticed considerable
blowing in our exchanges about
fast type setting. One of the
olowing parties is Mr. Watt, for
man of the Springfield Republic
news rooh . who claims to have
set 31,000 cms in 12J hours,
Now, we cau beat that. Mr. J.
W. Gribble, a comositor in this
office, set 33,400 ems long prim
er type in the same time distrit
buting his own type and correct
ing the proof. Mr, Cribble's av-
erape from 2,800 to 3,000 per
hour. Mr. Watt had better take
in lls bign.
Jf that . , ,pn , A
of the Bollefontuine Prcsf office
we would not believe the story.
U' 1 1 ll i If.
win tne rrcss euiior imorra ua
how much he paps that compos
itor per week, and how long it
takes the compoeitor"to 'aet up"
The youth who left heme be
cause his mother would not al
low him to wear a standing col
lor, is now acting as correspond
ing 8ecretar to a circus.
The Swedish eragration to
Now and theu they cut off the
ears of a horse theif in Oregon
and then telegraph east that the
cropes were never bettear than
they are thu season.
Joseph Fisher is now receiving a
number 1 supply of Fall & Winter Ap
ples, for a good article ol Iruit cive-
v uii vbi van.
W a n t e d. We want an ac
tive aud energetic agent for the
Democrat iu every township in
Preble county. We will pay lib
eral commissions to agents. Call
and see vs. Sso person is now
authorized to collect for this pa
per, any persons claiming to be
authorized agents are impostorn.
As the season for slaughtering
hogs is now about here it is nat
ural to be looking about a mar
ket. We are authorized to say
to farmers that the Vanansdal
Slaughter-house is uow bein8 re
novated and Messrs. Deem,
Gould & Sherer, who have as
sociated themselves togethe r for
that business, will he ready to
receive hog? by. the of this week
if the weather should be fuvora
ble. They propose to give the
higest market price. So says
DEATH OF CALVIN W. STARBUCK.
Calviu W. Starbuck, proprei
tor of the Cincinnati Evening
Times, died very suddenly yes
terday morning, tha 15ult, at his
residence on Eiglit street, west of
Liun. On the night before, he
at the office, on Third street un
til! 10 o'clock supor intending
tho making up of the weekly
which is issued on Tuesday mor
ning. He prepared the election
tables corrected some editoral ar
tides, and left at the hour we
have mentioned in good spirits,
and seemingly in good health.
At four o'clock he awaked his
wife, compluing of feeling suffo
cation, butswas relived by a glass
of water, and went to sleep again
At six o'clock be awoke again
with fcimilar complaint. Dr.
Howell was called, but arrrved
just as he was breathing his last
His ailment was pronounced
disease of the heart.
Mj. Sarbuck was born in 1822
on Vine streat, near Front street
The deceased is said to h tve
died intestate, leaving an estate
bout A remarkable euccestul pick
pocket at the late Ohio State
Fair was a pretty English girl.
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