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HILLSBORO, HIGHLAND CO., Oil THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1886.
VOL. 50 NO. 33
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Goes iHto the Open Letter Basinets,
Addressing4 Epistle No. 1 to
Gen. James W. Denrer.
My Dxar Gkxebal : Yon have
doubtless allowed yourself to be worried'
by riiy failure to write you at an earlier
date, but press of other important busi
ness .baa presented me ; and however
much pain and anxiety my failure to
write earlier may have caused you I
trust that you will freely forgive me' if I
promise not to do it again.
Perhaps, my distinguised friend, you
will wonder that I haven't enclosed this
in an envelope and mailed it directly to
you. There are several reasons why I
have not done so, among which I may
enumerate the principal reasons that I
fear you might not have treated it with
the respect it deserved, and you might
have failed to show it around and I
would kind o' like for others to see it,
as well as yourself; and, because by
giving the News Herald the privilege
of publishing it in advance of all other
papers in the Congressional district it
will bring me in an amount of gold and
silver sufficient to replenish my family
larder and pay my laundry bills for a
week or two as well ; but had I sent it to
you directly you might have given it to
some other paper to publish first. Fur
thermore, this plan
And you can perhaps read it better in
print, because my manuscript is consid
ered worse than the traditional MSS of
the late lamented Horace Greeley. And
as I have firmly resolved to quit writing
eleven-page notes to oh, well, that
don't matter but then I was going to
say that just at this s'tage of the game I
have plenty of time to write to some
body, as I have to do just about so
much writing anyhow.
You will of course appreciate the im
portance of us having an understanding,
General, you and I; for if there is any
one thing I like better than another it
is to have understandings; and now
that the heat of the campaign has cooled
down somewhat I take my pen in hand
to inform you why I couldn't conscience
tiously support you, and to indulge in a
few reflections regarding your defeat,
which (the reflections, not the defeat)
in my modest way I trust will prove
pleasant if not instructive and entertaining-
TO 00 BACK A LITTLE (
You will remember that you were nomi
nated by the Democratic party to be
their candidate for Congress in the
Twelfth Congressional District. No one
in the whole district doubts but that
you were the strongest candidate they
coula name, and as for myself, sanguine
as I tried to be, I feared that our Jake
was going to have a doggoned sight
closer tussel than you gave him. You
have "stuff," General, "ttuff," and that
in addition to a pretty fair record as a
soldier and public man. It may be
gratifying to you to learn that I did not
believe for a moment that you would
buy a vote ; but do you really believe
that all that money which you vtere as
sessed for "campaign expenses" was ex
pended in paying brass bands and re
munerating orators for the time and
wind wasted in making speeches for
you ? Your picture graces the wall near
where I write, and as I gaze on your
venerable countenance it is with feeling
of sorrow that you should have been
chosen by the Democrats as the object
against which the 'Voters of this district
might give vent to their disapproval of
the administration of one Grover Cleve
VHILI I'tOaiVWO TAFFY
Allow me to1 incidentally remark that
you are far more fit and worthy" in every
respect to be the President of th .United
States than the what-is-it which now
disgraces that office. .There are few re
spect in which you are not as far above
G. Cleveland, J9Vj as the stare ajW'ijoVe
the earth. lie has made' ' lpta.'of jail
takes that you would- not have made!
He has insulted the brave men who
shouldered their guns and went out In
the ranks behind Grant and Sherman,
ana Logan ana jacrnerson, in tne oar
days of '01, He has laughed aa be
affixed his brasen gall-smothered signa
ture to a veto that denied some maimed
veteran or some majnied f veteran's
worthy widow a small pittance, and un
buttoned the collar) around histNo.19
deck that he wight sail' into the veto
bwiness with more intensity.,, now,
Gtaeral James V.,Penyer, y" know,
jrosj, wouldn't have doaa, aa:hlag iM
aad cowardly aa that bow wmm
If you had done such a atria of
tricks as those could you have ever
looked the good people of Wilmington
in the face again? Wouldn't you feel
inclined to sneak down an alley or cut
across to the opposite side of the street
when you would see a man coming to
ward you with a Grand Army badge on
his vest 7 Do you think there is a Dem
ocratic ex-soldier in the whole United
States who would have vetoed those
bills had ho been in the chair of the
Chief Magistrate ? Ntxy, my dear Gen
eral, nixy you know it just as well as
I do, now don't you? Why, of course
And so it must be a great deal of ,
CONSOLATION, FOR YOU
To realize, as you certainly must, that
your defeat isn't so much of a "sit
down" upon you, as it is a rebuke to the
administrations, both National and State.
It is a gentle reminder that the vetoing
of those special pension bills have not
been -forgotten by the soldiers. It is a
mild intimation that the Democratic
plan of skinning deceased convicts is
going to go out of fashion. It is a
modest and- gentle but firm assertion
that tally-sheet frauds, such as have
disgraced Cincinnati in days past, must
be discontinued. It is a soft, balmy in
sinuation that civil servico reform as
seen from the Cleveland standpoint is
not he great and original long-felt want
of th. nation. It is a dream-like hut
endo that the tariff falacies of the late
Democratic party don't jibe with the
views of the people of tlds republic.
Yes, General, it is all of this and more
yet it is the voice of the voters of the
Twelfth District, and a component part
of the voice that is arising in a grand
volume all over the land crying out,
"Oh, Lord, preserve us from any more
Democratic administrations 1" '
Perhaps, General, you will feol in
KINO THE CUESTNUT BELL
On that, for I haven't the slightest
doubt but that you have sat in the se
clusion of your comfortable study and
thought over a whole lot of such stuff.
You can't help it. But I didn't begin
this letter with any desire to make you
feel bad be it far from me but to con
dole with you and offer you a few well
meant crumbs of comfort, as it were,
and to enable you to see why the coun
try should be congratulated upon the
result. I am inclined to be charitable
toward you, and do not seek to bring
any more troubles upon your head be
cause of your unfortunate party affilia
tions than those same unfortunate affili
ations bring of themselves. I do not be
lieve that you resigned from the army
in the sad and uncertain days of the
conflict between the Nation and the re
bellious States and when men were
needed to wield swords, because Provi
dence gave Abraham Lincoln of sacred
memory the power and the willingness
to liberate the human chattels of the
Southern planter and slave trader. As I
LOOK AOAIN AT YOUR PICTURE
I can not think it possible that one as
intelligent as you look to be should re
sign and get out of the way of danger
simply because you thought you were
fighting to sustain the emancipation
proclamation. You do not look like a
man who would have been unjust
enough to think a human being should
be held in bondage and made to toil un
ceasingly or sold from his or her family
because his or her parents or grand
parents were so unfortunate as to be
come the prisoners of war of a rival
African tribe a generation or two ago. I
am willing to give you the benefits of all
doubts upon that subject and the bene
fits of your statements, also, and to be
lieve that you resigned because a
younger disciple of Mars was promoted
over you. But, as young and diminutive
as I am, I believe that I can give you
some advice that will be found useful
when you get ready to run for office
again. When you know me better if
you ever should you will find that ad
vice is my one strong point. When it
comes to giving advice I am generally
right there, whether the candidate be a
candidate for office, the penitentiary or
matrimony, though up to the present I
haven't been very free with my political
advice. Therefore you ought to appre
ciate it all the more.
First I might caution you to be more
careful in your statements early in the
campaign, however truthful they mav
be. Next time when you go to telling
what you "have been in accord" with,
and how long you have been in accord
with it, it might be expedient to offer
some exceptions. If it comes into your
head to say "I have been in accord with
every act of the Democratic party for
forty years" or something like that
think twice before making the assertion,
and make a few exceptions like well,
say these for instance : Excepting its
declaration that the war was a failure ;
except its efforts, with the aid and cog
nizance of Buchannan and cabinet, to
ward weakening the government and
making it a fit prey for the serpent Se
cession ; except when it bull-dosed the
colored voters of. the South; except
when It attempted to seat its candidates
in the Ohio Legislature by the use of
fraudulent tally-aheets and so on indef
initely General o on indefinitely; You
can remember these exceptions in any
desired quantity, and more too if you'll
only trouble yourself to' scratch your
head and think a little. If you 'can't
think of them yoH are not half aa famil
iar with the history of the'eountry aa aa
M. 0. ought to be.'
I AS FOB YOUB BUBL
1 1 am also inclined to be charitable. The
killing of an occasional newspaper man
more or less isn't of much importance
anyway. I regret that I wasn't present
at the time, for I might have felt in
spired to write a few verses entitled
"Only a Journalist." Next to advice,
poetry is my strongest point, though
you are probably well aware of the fact.
But I am willing to draw across the veil
that time has thrown over that unfortu
nate encounter (unfortunate for both of
you) the additional mantle of charity,
and to try and imagine that you didn't
at the time realize the horrors of the
deed. Many a great man has been
drawn into such encounters. Alexan
der Hamilton, a constellation of himself
in the galaxy of bright legal lights of
his day, lost his life and his countty lost
the brilliancy that his coming years
promised because of his inability to de
cline a challenge. But because ho got
killed was Aaron Burr any the greater
any less guiltless any happier ?
THIS IS V FUNNY WOBlp,
General, as I am in the habit of fre
quently remarking and as you perhaps
will have found out before this reaches
you. We are often doomed to disap
pointment, but the darkest cloud may
have a silver lining. The proverb
maker forgot to add that the darkest
cloud musn't necessarily have a silver
lining. The dark cloud of your defeat,
however, is silvered around its jagged
edges (now ain't it?) with the certainty
that your successful rival will carry out
the principles of a party that has shown
itself a darned sight more capable of
judiciously handling the helm of the
ship of State than has the party with
which you have been in accord for forty
years. Some one has said that "censure
is the tax the public levies upon man
for being prominent," and if you feel at
any time that some of the Republican
journals have been rather hard on you
just remember that you are paying your
tax. It's the same way with me, Gen
eral ; and that saying has always proven
And your family, General, will be
much safer in their cozy Wilmington
home than they would have been in the
whirl of enjoyment that characterizes
the life of a Congressman's family in the
capital of the nation. While you and
your loved ones are safe among the
friends of your youth, Gentleman Jake
and'his family will be worrying along
in Washington society, liable at any
minute to hear "Ostler Joe" (shan't
mention it again) recited or to bo called
upon by other Congressmen ah, me I
what troubles may not be in store .for
them. Look at the bright side of your
defeat, General, look at the brighter
side. You're not Half so unlucky as
yon imagine no ; not half.
In order to obviate the necessity of a
postscript allow me to add that "this
leaves us all well, and I hope it will find
you the same," which expression my
grandpa always puts in his letters, and
which really isn't bad. I turn to my.
comforter, poetry, and add a verse by
some unknown rhymester, which verse
proved comforting to me when my last
girl went back on me, and which is 'as
"Tit sweet, indeed.' to wear the crown
Of a deterred and pnre success ;
Bat who knowi how to fail has won
A crown whote luitre U not leas !".
But for the present,'' a'u raw, General.
I trust you will take these few lines in
the earnest, sincere spirit in which they
are penned. I postponed writing about
getting wrecked in the wilds of Louisi
ana in order to write this, and you
mustn't bear me any ill-will because of
the interest I take in your welfare. I
haven't done nearly so bad as I might
I might have engraved your picture.
That is a specimen of my engraving at
t-hg head of this article. You have
much to be thankful for. And I know
you will forgive me (if I have sinned)
when I tell you that I quit whistling
"tit-willow" in July, that I never bad
on roller-skates in my life, and that I
have never yet written a poem on Octo
ber. I remain, yours as ever,
N. B. Excuse haste and a bad pen.
Babies are Ciosars in embryo, bat they need
Dr. Bull's Baby Byrup for oolie, flatulence, 4.
Yon can bay a pound package of the cele
brated Day's Horse Powder for twenty-five
The warning of an approaching billons at
tack should not be ignored. Use Dr. Ball's
Baltimore Pills when the first symptoms ap
pear. 25 cents.
"Soft as a zephyr," Drexsl's Bell Cologne, no
There1! a reaper, whose name Is death,
Aid with bis sickle keen,
He reaps the bearded grain at a breath,
' And the nowers tnat grow Dtiween."
On last Thursday night this reaper severed
the golden-thread that held to earth the spirit
of little Willie,, eon of Mr. and Mrs. L. T.
Houston. This flower being too lovely for
earth, was transplanted to the Eden abort.
The remains were followed by a large eon
coarse of Borrowing friends to their lest rest
ing plaoe in Dunn's Chapel cemetery.
"Mr Lord has need of these flowers gay,
The reaper said and smiled :
Dear tokens of the earth are they,
Where he was once a child.
And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flower she moat did love t
She knew the should find it again
la tilt fields of light above.
0. not la entity, sot In wrath,
The reaper case that day i
.Twat an awl vlaited the earth
i And took fee tower away." AIbicxo.
'What tvery oat says most be tent," that
"Dr. Btslers' Oootja Byrup" hat' bo equal for
eoaftsajtdoolda. Try it. Pries See. nor
It happened aomo days ago, but has
bean ', mentioned only in Cincinnati
papers: W. Mi Tucker & Co., mana
gers of the Walnut Street House, Cin
cinnati, made an assignment on Nov. 4.
The Indebtedness of the firm aggregated
nearly $0,000, ono half of which, for
rent attho rate oi $000 per month, was
secured by a chattel mortgage on the
The cause of the failure is partially at
tributable to the lively opposition which
the proprietors have had to compete
with through the reduction of rates of
the model Palace Hotel to $2 per day,
and through the fixing of aline rate for
the new and improved Dennison House.
The reduction of the rates of the Craw
ford House from $2 to $1.50 per day, has
also had somo effect in drawing from
tho patronage of the Walnut Street
House. Tho "reduction of the rates of
the Grand Hotel to theatrical people
has likewise had its influence.
"Col. Blount, the senior member of
the firm," says the Telegram, "is an old
and popular hotel man, having been en
gaged in tho business for twenty-five
years past. He was proprietor of the
Ellicott House at Hillsboro first, and
later of tho United States hotel and
American House, of Columbus. Pre
vious to taking hold of tho Walnut
Street House in April, 18S4, ho was
steward of the State Insane Asylum at
Columbus." The many friends of tho
firm in this city hope they will soon be
on their feet again.
Never sire np the ihip. Dr. Ball's Cough
Syrup will cure yon, as it has done other.
Prlee 25 cti.
A Baltimore Bnteher'i Experience. I have
suffered with bad headaches for yean, and
have tried many remedies without obtaining
relief. I wai advised to give Saltation Oil a
trial and it hai entirely cared me.
fie Lafayette Market, Baltimore, Mil.
Opinion of a.Leadlng Editor.
Almost all the diseases that afflict ua from
infancy to old age have their origin in a disor
dered liver. A really good liver medicine is
the imost important in the whole range of
pharmacy. We believe Simmons Liver Regu
lator to be the best among them all. We pin
our faith upon the Regulator, and it we could
Eersuado every reader who is in 111 health to
ny it, we wonld willingly vouch for the benefit
eacn wonia receive.'
Ed Cincinnati Gazette.
Leader of the Republican Press.
The N. Y. 2Vibune sounded the key
note of the campaign of 1880 nearly a
year ago. It made protection the issue,
and it elicited the temperance sentiment
of the country by a vote of its subscrib
ers'. Tho campaign has been fought, and
won' (wherever won) on the platform
laid down by the N. Y. 2Woune. This
excellent' Republican, newspaper is
national in its Jiinm and thoroughly Snj
accord with the spirit of the times, and
a good Republican in any part of the
country can hardly afford to be without
it in addition to his own county paper.
Its war stories, editorials and special fea
tures are all of the best order of journal
ism. An illustration of the Tribune'
thorough sympathy with the current
spirit of the day is its preparation of an
elaborate "Tribune Bool of Open Air
Sports," which it now offers as a premium.
The "Boy's OwwBdoks," as a rule, lack
thoroughness, and the most of them are
behind the age. "The Tribune's Book of
Sports" is a splendid octavo, written by
the highest authorities on the several
athletic sports, from baso-ball to fox
hunting and yacht sailing. See prospec
tus in another column.
Every day adds to the great amount of evi
dence as to the curative powers of Hood's Bar
eaparilla. Letters art continually being re
ceived from all sections of the country, telling
of benefits derived from this great medioine.
It is unequalled for general debility, and as a
blood punfler, expelling every trace of scrofula
or other impnritv. Mow is the time to take it.
Prepared by 0. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Bold brail druggists. sp
Imperfect digestion and assimilation produce
disordered conditions of the system, which
grow and are confirmed by neglect. Dr. J. H.
McLean's Strengthening Cordial and Blood
Purifier, by f ts tonlo properties, cores indiges
tion and gives tone to the stomach. 1.00 per
bottle. For sale by Beybert & Co.
Telling among other things how to
make easily a very tempting Thanksgiv
ing pudding, will be a leading feature in
the Thanksgiving number of Good House
keeping, which will be issued November
20th. This will be the only publication
in which it will appear. Good House
keeping is published at Holyoke, .Mass.
Branch office, 239 Broadway, N. Y.
The doctors said my wiehad consumption
Tried 'Dr. Lindsey't Bipod Searcher,' and she
hat better health than ever."
Fits AU fits stooped free by Dr. Kline's
Great nerve Restorer. No fits after first day's
use. Marvelous cures. Treatise ana sa.oo
trial bottle free to Fit cases. Send to Dr.
Kline, 931 Arch street, Philadelphia, Pa.
The Democrats' TkaaksglviBg.
We thank Thee, Lord, that thou hast sent
Our party such a President ;
Thro? heat and cold, oh Lord, wt stand
In tvery quarter of the land,
With mouths nplif ted. if mayhap,
Oar lips may touch ofitsia pap,
And thankful are we that wt may
Stand waiting thus day after day.
Wt do our duty by the State,
Wt serve who only stand and wait.
Soma bloody tyrant, wild and rodo,
Might give "iuooaoni desuetude" .
To all oar hopes and all our fears,
By cutting oft onr heads and ears ;'
Therefore we're thankful to be blest
With ont who lets us wait and rest
Wt thank Thee for the Magwumps, too,
Those noble patriots, leal and true,
Who get the lobs we want to fill
And dabble In the pubUa till.
Wt thank The for the great reform
Which, o'er the country, like a storm.
Has swept with strong, tJststlees tide,
Ana isis us uemoorais oawioe
TO wage a oeaselest, paylsts strife
With doll affairs of private lift.
Wtthsjsk Thee for aUtbete, oh Lord,
Bttaatt it it our bttt reward j
Tit noble, after ell our toils, -To
yield to others all the spoils!
TU noble I ay, and that's esoogh I
lis noble, but it's p. d. rough T
. Washington Critic.
Norember 1Mb, 1880.
Dr. I. N. Bmith was confined to his home
last week from fever.
Several cases of diphtheria were reported
last week, bnt all in a very light form.
William Hamilton arrived home with his
bride, from noar Warerly, last Friday evening.
The Harper Honse. It. B Bhlmp, proprietor,
has recently indulged in a new cab and a new
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Konntz, of Sidney, Ohio,
are visiting in this city, the gnests or Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Fnltz.
The K. of L. Society of this place, is making
arrangements to give a ball at Bell's hall on
Mr. Johnson, principal of the colored school,
was reported sick last week, and unable to at
tend sohool a few days.
Mrs. 8. 8. Mitchell left on last Friday for
Toledo, to spend several weeks visiting her
daughter, Mrs. A. J. Creamer.
Ghat let Marshall's two little daughters are
both sick. Nellie has a slight attack of diph
theria, and uiancne is sick wun lever,
Mr. Tod Boyd, while enjoying himself at the
Gymnasium last Thursday evening, accident
ally fell from the bar and Injured his back.
Mr. and Mr. H. B. Moler and daughter, of
Interlaohen, Florida, spent last week here
visiting Mr. Moler'e brother, Mr. W. G. Moler.
Mr. John Arnott is filling Mr. P. K. Davis'
Elace as clerk at the postoffice this week. Mr.
avis is sick with sore throat similar to diph
theria. John C. Douglass, of Leavenworth City,
Kansas, who spent some days here visiting his
sister, Mrs. William Smith, left for bis home
It is reported that Dr. Richardson, the
agent at this place selling tho Warm Spring
Indian medioine, has rented tho skating rink
and will quarter there for the winter.
Miss Annie Welsheimer, daughter of Mr. D.
Welsheimer, is lying very low with consump
tion. Mr. Henry Cork is also confined to his
bed, and very sick from the same disease.
David Wlllett, a Greenfield boy who has
been in the employ of the O , W. B. railroad
for some years past, was promoted to the posi
tion of a freight conductor a few days since.
If bnsiness of all kinds continues throughout
the winter months as it was last week, business
men might as well close up and go hunting,
and have a little sport to drive away the bines.
The little frame structure on Washington
street recently occupied by Frank Baldwin as a
bookstore, received a new coat of paint last
week, and will be occupied by B. E. Bratton aa
a meat shop.
Major H. C Dane will deliver tho first lec
ture of the season under the Adams-Waddell
management on Friday evening, Deo. 3d, on
the subject "Rainbow Land, or Rambles in
The school teachers of Madison township
will meet on next Batnrday, the 20th Inst., in
Greenfield, at Mr. II. Story's Normal school
room, for the pnrpose of organizing a reading
circle under the 8tate Board of Control.
The Greenfield brass band has recently pur
chased a good snpply of as fine a grade of
mnsic for their winter's practice as any ama
teur band in Southern Ohio could handle.
The boys are getting there in good shape.
A large number of our sportsmen spent
everyday last week hunting quail after the
game law was up. The farms near here are all
advertised that no hunting or dogs will be al
lowed, bnt the hunters fail to heed the warning.
Just a suggestion to oar honorable town
couucll Gentlemen, don't yon think it would
be a good thing to construct fire alarms to all
the church belis, or at least to the M. E. and
U. P. bells. In this way the alarm occurring
anywhere in that part of town, could be spread
over the town much more rapidly than to eend
ttin alum nn tsi thn fawn nftll Th nAat nt
I construction would be very small, and the ar
rangement very, convenient. uentiemen,
give this subject a little mpre than a passing
Thieves entered the residence of Mr H. M.
Devoss on East Church street a few evenings
ittias al atnlii ndnevt AOA nw ftOC avAntti nf
clothing from the wardrobe while the family
were sitting in the next room. The theft oc
curred between five and six o'clock in the
evening, just at the time when there was not
much stir in that quarter of town. Mr. Will
DevosB, the son, says he heard a slight noise at
the front door, but supposed it was caused by
the wind. Next day Will was found running
the town over in search of cartridges to fit his
iket gun. He was itcnlag to snoot some
Iv. and he declares he will shoot, bnt the
general verdict is that tho thieves need have
no fears from that source.
Mr. John Grim, from Paint township, an
old-time, red-hot Republican of the first water,
called in to see us last Thursday. About the
first thing he uttered after reaching the top
landing of the stairs was, "Say, look here, Mr.
News-Huuld, I want to speak my sentiments.
I don't care who knows It. I am a temperance
Republican from bead to foot, and I want the
Nxws-HxaixD to publish a few words from me.
I am in favor all over of electing General
Hurst, of ChUlicothe, to fill the plaoe in the
Bute Senate made vacant by the election of J.
J. Pugsley to the United States Congress."
He says it is not only John Grim that wants
Mr. Hurst there, but that all the Republicans
in his neighborhood are clamorinir for him.
and would consider it a great privilege to help
elect Mr, Hnrst, as he is just the right kind of
man wno is
not afraid to speak their senti-
Vou are feeling depressed, yonr appetite is
poor, you are bothered with headache, you are
fidgety, nervous, and generally out of sorts,
and want to brace np. Brace np, bnt not with
stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, which
have for their basis very cheap, bad whisky,
and wbioh stimulate yuu for an hour, and then
leave you in worse conaition tnan neiore.
What you want is an alterative that will purify
your blood, start healthy action of liver and
kidneys, restore yonr vitality, and give re
newed health and strength. Such a medicine
you will find In Eleotrio Bitters, and only 60
cents a bottle at Beybert Co.'e drag store.
November 16th, 1886.
On the sick list-Miss Ella Wilkin and RUa
Don't forget the Dodsonville Literary Society
next Friday night
Mr. Henry Baumes, or Liberty, called on
friends here Snnday.
Mrs. Lile Tedrick, who has been quite sick
for tome time is no better.
James Laymon and family, of Webertown,
visited at the residence of Charles Pulse Sun
day. The school honse in district No. 6 caught fire
Monday, doing slight damage. Cause, a defect
Prof. Thomas Shaffer now boasts (s he has
a dog and double-barrel gun) that the birds
had better "git",
Mr. William Ahrens, of the Cincinnati En
quirer, who has been visiting Mr. James Mo
Cloy, has returned to the city.
Mrs. Maggie Ahrens, of Cincinnati, who is
visiting ber father, Mr. James HeCloy, for the
benefit of her health, is fait improving.
Mr. Joshua Shaffer, formerly of this place,
but now a resident of New Harmony, O., was
here on business Wednesday and Thursday.
The friends and relatives ot Joseph Beard,
to tne number or about tuny, gave him a sur
prise dinner in honor of his sixty-fourth birth
J. J. Atkins, Chief of Police, Knoxville,
Tenn., writes : "My family and I are beneflo
iariee of your most excellent medioine, Dr.
King's Ntw Discovery for consumption i hav
ing found it to be all that you claim for it, de
sire to testify to iU virtue. My friends to
whom I have 'recommended it oraise It at
every opportunity." Dr. King's New Discov
ery ror uoBsompiion it guarenteea to cart
eougbs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, croup, and
tvery affection of throat, chest and lungs.
Trial bottles free at Beybert ft Oc's drag store.
Large size si.
November 16th, 1886.
Bob King Is the boss hog bnyer of this town
ship. Farls A Dodson have refurnished their bar
William J. Cochran's fine residence will soon
bo ready to occupy.
D. A. Pnlliam shipped a car load or fine bogs
last week, mostly bis own raising.
Miss Elsie Smith has gone to Williamsburg
and will make it her future home.
J. A. McConnaughey A Son are bujing poul
try for Mr. MoKenzie, or Morrisville.
George Stevens Is still rejoicing over the Re
publican victory. "He's a good un."
Amos Chaney started for Missouri Wednes
day to visit his daughter, Mrs. William Border.
G. F. Corder has returned to Grant county,
Ind. His family talk some of moving out there.
Somebody made a mistake in giving the
names of the non-paying members of the H.
C. T. A.
Willie Robinson, of Washington C. H., is vis
iting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 0. P.
Bill Gnstin, or Lebanon, O., Is buying horses
in this vicinity, with headquarters at tho Cen
Myron Smith is making his home with his
uncle Milton, and is going to school to him in
distriot No. G.
J. F. Barker has purchased the Dnncanson
property in the West Eud of town and moved
Wf sled By Fails & Dodson, all the boys
that are inclined to loaf to convene regularly
at their shoe shop.
Trank Chaney shipped two car loads of po
tatoes last week and has several hundred
MissJosie King started for Marion, Ind.,
last week to make her home in the family of
Lee Stevens, of that place.
The friends and neighbors of Jacob Ridings
were made sorrowful on Wednesday last when
they learned that his little two-year-old son had
fallen into a swill barrel and drowned.
Philip Leiniger has moved into the Chaney
Eroperty here and has rented J. W. Duncanson's
lacksmith shop. We are now sure of one per
manent blacksmith shop at least. Welcome
We had a special invite to attend the grand
supper given by J. M. Foust, Commissioner
eleot, on last Saturday night Quite a number
from this place took it in and report a good
Elder J. W. Ruble received a letter from
Georgetown on the 10th Inst., stating that the
church desired his services again to assist in
their protracted meeting at that place. The
Hon. Chilton A. White attached himself to the
church during Ruble s first visit there.
Notwithstanding the Inclemency of the
weather Batnrday, Elijah Ruble chaperoned
about a dozen ot the boys to 0. P. Banders'
woods where they cat a nice lot or wood for
the Christian Church. The fair ones assembled
at Pitt's with plenty of good things to eat as
November 15th, 1886.
Mr. John Kiasling expects to return to Sink
ing Spring to live.
Miss 'Annie Hughes is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. Joseph Wlckerham.
Miss Anna and Mr. James Copeland, of
Bainbridge, were in town last week.
Several of the young folks of the village went
to Carmel on Sabbath evening to hear the ad
dress of Mrs. Elder Pearson.
Mrs. Lily Bethel is slowly recovering from
her dangerous Illness, to the infinite satisfac
tion ot her tamily and friends.
Sinking Spring gladly welcomes as a pleasant
addition to its society the family of Mr. Joseph
Wlckerham, who has moved into the Allison
Mr. James Pugsley, of Booth Charleston, has
been spending a part of the past week at the
Spring, the guest ot Mr, D. O. Byrd, but spent
Sabbath with the family of Mr. P. N. Wicker
bam. The Ladies' Aid Society holds its next regu
lar meeting next Thursday afternoon at Mrs.
Ella Webb's. The ladies expect to have an
oyster supper at tne hall on Thanksgiving
Mrs. Lib Langley and Miss Bailie McClure
were the guests of Mrs. Mattie Argo on Thurs
day evening. Mrs, Langley returned to Hills
boro Saturday morning with her daughter,
Mr. George McClure, accompanied by his
wife and Miss Kate Langley, arrived here from
Bairden last Thursday evening, George spent
a few days visiting with his friends, and enjoy
ing the sport of hunting.
Quite an excitement was raised in the village
Batnrday, over the mysterious absence of Dr.
Bmith, who had been desirous for some time
to take a hunt. "He started off to the woods
alone that he might enjoy an undisturbed
hunt, telling his wife that he would be back at
noon. Bnt nightfall found his patients won
dering and his wife mnch alarmed. Specula
tion was rite, as to whether he could have
fallen over a cliff or accidentally shot himself.
A party of boys were sent In starch, who
found not the Doctor's mangled body, bat him
safe and sound on his way horns. His excuse
was that in the excitement of the hunt he bad
forgotten himself : but it Is the opinion of the
boys that he had been lost. Mrs. Smith in
tends sending some one with him next time.
November 16th, 1886.
The crack of the sportsman's gun is heard in
Mr. Ed Moore will start to-day for Lebanon
to attend school.
Mrs. Pbecca Matthews is confiued to the
house ilth chills and fever.
Mrs. Eishor, or New Vienna, was visiting
Mrs. Hester Savage last Sunday.
Mr. Joe Gravell, of New Vienna, attended
preaching services here last Sunday.
Mr. Frank Kirchner, or Cincinnati, was the
guest of C. A. Terrell part of last week.
Mr. Newt. Barrett, of Ralnsboro, was visit
lag friends near here last Saturday and Snn
day. Mr. Harry Cohn, who has been in Cincinnati
looking for a position, returned home last Sat
urday, The M. E. Sabbath school, ot this place, is
talking of giving a Christmas service on Christ
Mr. Al Bloke, of Cincinnati, was visiting at
the residence of Joseph Cohn last Saturday
Mrs. Edwin Wright and daughter, Miss May,
returned home last week from an extended vis
it among friends in Port William.
Died Thursday, November 11th,. Samuel
Rawlinson, The death or deceased was caused
by some kind or fever. He waa buried on Fri
day in the New Lexington cemetery,
Clyde Beck is still very tick with some com
plicated disease of the stomach. Drs. Greene
aud Jndklns held a consultation last Sunday
and decided that an abscess was forming on
Mr. Allison CUrke and Miss Hannah Clarke,
ot this plaoe, betook themselves to Ltttborg
lastWedneaday, November 10th, and were united
in the holy bonds of matrimony, Bev. J. S.
Pumphrey, of Leesburg, performing tht etre
mony. The happy couple then took the train
for Greenville, to visit a brother or tht bride,
Mr. Charles Clarke, who It located there. Wt
extend our congratulations and wish them sno-
The residence of Mr. Morris Morrow,
on the "old Mad river road" in Union
township, was totally destroyed by fire
on Wednesday of last week, entailing a
loss of about $1,200, one-third ot which
is covered by insurance in the Ohio
Farmers' Co. A defective flue is blamed
for it all.
November 18th, 1880.
J. F. Darnell spent Friday in Fayette county.
J. W. Penn will return to Lebanon college
Frank Hill, of Ralnsboro, was tmong old
friends Thursday. ,
The trial or Samson vs. Mahlon resulted In
the defeat or Samson.
a W. Simmons and wire were entertained
by B. Wilson and wire Sunday. '
Owing to the anti-hunting society here tht
territory ror hunters is limited.
B. Cherry has moved to Monroe and Dave
Cox from Samantha to Cbas. Smith's farm.
Miss T. Baintas and Mrs. Laura Bonier tUII.
ed Miss Mittie Gelles, of Benna Vistt,- daring
cub past weea.
Morris Cooper and two children, of Hardin's
Creek, now resides with Mr. Cooper's sister and
family, Mrs. Ell Harris.
Mrs. Ella Jamison, or Frankfort, Ohio, and
sisters, of Petersburg Ind . are cnssU of Mr.
Joseph Worthington, sr.
Wm. Reed lost a valuable male Friday from
getting fast in the stable and injuring it un Iliat
a rifle ball ended its suffering.
November 16th, 188C.
Mr. H, I. Fulton is home on a visit.
Born To Mrs. and Mrs. Brail Bmith. a ten-
George McCann has moved to the rooms in
the Oddfellows' bnlldimr. lately ooennied bv
R. E. Fulton.
Several of the Oddfellows of this nlace at
tended the funeral or E. K. Ford at Martins,
ville last Thursday.
Isma Troth, J. A. Tanpelt, V. M. Murphy
and Wm. Alexander attended court at Wil
mington on Tuesday,
The G. A. R. meeting held in the Mnsfo Hall
last Ihursday evening was well attended and
the exercises interesting.
The funeral or George Qaskll! was preached
here Wednesday at 3 o'clock by Dr. Fulton, af
ter which he was buried in the Masonic ceme
tery. 8. B. Puckett, D. G. M., has called a meeting
of the Put Grands of the Oddfellows or Dis
trict A, to be held in the hall or Lafayette
Lodge at Hillsboro, Monday, Nov. 23d, at one
o'clock p. m.
Mrs. Lizzie, wife of Gus Weishaupt, who
lives two miles west of town, died Friday
morning, after a brier illness. She leaves a
husband and two small children to mourn the
loss or a kind wire and mother.
The awning in front of Miss Mary Wallace's
milliner store has been taken down, greatly
adding to the appearance of the store, and
showing to a better advantage the large and
neatly-arranged stock of seasonable goods in
side. Mrs. R. E. Fulton shipped her household
goods yesterdsy to Columbus, where Mr. Ful
ton is engaged as clerk in a store Bhe will
spend a few weeks visiting her parents at Alex
andria, Indiana, when she will Join her hus
band at Columbus and go to housekeeping
again. During her stay here she has made
many warm mends, whose well wishes will go
with ber to ber new home.
On last Wednesdsy tveniog quite a number or
the young folks or this place had the pleasure
of spending a very pleasant evening and par
taking of a bountiful supper at the residence
of Mrs. Lou West, about four miles north of
town, which was given in honor of her nephew,
W. A. West, it being his 21st birthday. After
the guests had assembled in the parlor Bev.
Philip Trout In a neat and appropriate ad
dress, presented Mr. West with a fine watch
and chain from his three sisters, Misses Ella
and Lou West and Mrs. J. A. Bering ; also a
sum of money from his rather and two books
from Miss Lou West and Dr. and Mrs. Garner.
Although the occasion wasn't intended as a sur
prise Mr. West In his response admitted that it
had turned oot a surprise at least to him. The
guests then repaired to the dining hall where a
sumptuous feast awaited them. After supper
the gnests enjoyed themselves as they saw fit,
with mnsic, etc.
November 10th, 1886.
Mrs. Dr. McBride has been quite sick for
some days past, but is much better.
James W. Spargur is oxpected home this
week from a visit among friends in Indiana.
The Dayton Hedge Company had some hands
in this vioinity last week wiring down hedge.
Mrs. Harry Barrett visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Jones, or Hillsboro, last week.
Bev. C. J. Well attended the funeral of Mrs.
Bicbard Cunningham at New Petersburg Mon
day. Bev. O. J. Wells will begin a series or meet
ings at this place in two weeks from next Sun
day. The U. B. Quarterly meeting will beheld at
Cynthiana two weeks from next Saturday and
James Scott removed from the lands of Jas.
W. Roads to those of Rev. J. H. Davis on
Jacob Billiard, of Leesbnrg, and James Pat
ton, or Columbus, were guests at the Andes
The M. E, Bunday school voted in favor of a
Christmas tree. Now let all interested labor to
make it a success.
The hearts of Mr. and Mrs. Brics Roads were
cheered by the arrival or a bright little daugh
ter on inesaay last.
Miss Clara Pulse entertained some of the
young folks of this vicinity at her nice country
home Monday night.
There will be service at the H. E. Church at
10.30 a. m . on Thanksgiving dsy, to which all
are cordially invited.
Miss Annie Watts and brother, Frank, ot
Marshall, were tht guests or Misses Carrie and
Minnie Brown Batnrday and Bunday.
J. H. Roads, or Chullootbe, was in town tbe
fore part of the week. He and his wife will
spend the winter at Los Angelos, CaL
Frank Gossett spent several days of last
week in Boss and Pike counties delivering fruit
trees for the Chase Bros., of Rochester, N. Y.
As we are to hare a wedding in town Thurs
day I suppose we may expect the jamboree
brigade out at night in full foree to serenade
TheU.B. Church on West Main street is
nearly completed. It is a neat substantial
structure and reflects credit upon the society
that erected it.
Mrs. Charley Keelor gave birth to twins
(both girls) on the 6th inst, but tbe most
promising looking one died the following day.
Tbe other is doing well.
Tbe G. A. B. Pott will have an oyster topper
on Tnanksglving evening for the benefit of the
Pott. Everybody invited. Let there be a gen
eral turnout and thereby help a good cause.
Mrs. Bev. O. J. Wells and two youngest tons,
Masters Harris and Asa, expect to start to-morrow
(Wednesday) on a visit to her parents near
Dayton, a, and will not return until after
T. J. Kibbey, ot Snake Comer, told his effect!
at publlo auotlon Tuesday and on Thursday
started for Kansas. He was a clever, quiet
citizen ana will ne miseea. ine nets wisnes or
his many friends will follow him to his Western
Sportsmen have been busy during tht past
week killing off tht quail and rabbits. Uncle
James Roads vows he will persecute tht first
men that be catches shooting ou hit premises
without permission. Tht minds of several of
our farmers run in the tame channel, hence
the boys should watch tht boundary lines.
Announcements hart been made for atnsntl
temperance meeting at the M. E. Church to
morrow night, in which all temperance workers
art invited to take part This Is a move in the
have no saloon and havt
had Boat tot many yeere,bst it it welt to agitata
tht subject and teaoh tot rising aeaaretlou tat
principles of tesnpereooe.
Look at a few bargains that Kelly has. c
Men's drawers and shirts, 36c. each, irra
tone plates 36c. per set.
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