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T. A. PLANTS, Auoruey and Counceloi
at Law, Homeroy, O. Office In the Court Honae.
blMl'SON Jc LASLEY, Aitorneys Js
Counselor st law and general collecting agotita,
Poinuroy, O. OlBce la tho Court-Hume. 5-iy.
JOUNK. llSM. jUOll. llRSilT.
II ANN A Js EARHART. Attorneys At
Law. Poraeroj. O. All busluem entrusted to thir
care will receive prompt attention.
THOMAS CAULET0N, Attorney and
Counsrtor at Law. Office, Mnn hlreet. east si'le,
two doors above T. J. Kinith's Shoe Store, itppoeitn
the Kemimrtou House. All btwinea entrusted to
his car will receive prompt attention. !-.'.
Kftowi.is. c- " oaosvuson.
KN0WLE3 & GR0SVEN0K, Atior-
........ i.u. a i Athena County. Ohio, will
atund the .everal Court of Moiga County, on tho
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1st llu OI cucu term. w.uvw -
UNITiiD ST AT liS
IIi oom, Proprlulor; (lo ni.-riy ocrupiv.i ny ai. a
WebHorj on.i .quar-' uel.w Hie Rullliijt-Mill.rViii"-r-.v,
O. li; fii.l.'i.vora to rc...oiiiummI:.i.' lo.ih iiu.n
hi.'.I beaat lu Hi.- but uiaiiii r. M r. Hu.lioii liopi-it I"
rcfive roint.inlly im r 'using pmriiiiug'. -5-ly.
)K G' lOUS ii KOI ' blt I lis I ' l.( TI 1 1 S i
ISATvb FALLEH. Cloiiiisr, (irm-er hh.1
iirv l);.!.h;r. II rat More above Doi.niilly
.lenniioc' . nur Him Kolling-Alill. Poinuroy, ..
Couiury .Uarclmiii lire ru.ci lfully ri-qurslod to
coll and eaiiiino my atock of Groceries, n I "ii
court. lent thnl I cannot be und.-raoliK l-23
6. BRANCH Ai CO., Dealers in
Good. Groceries, Hardware, Clu.inarf, &C
Kat side of U urt street,
tliree door above the
corn.'r of Kront,
l O.IIUKOY KOLl.IiMO MILL. CO
Keep coiiotiintly on hand ami manutac-
ture to order, ull kind and air.ea of flat, round and
square iron of superior quality, which they offer,
wholesale and retail, at current rloa. Also,
American and Swede nail rods, aleel and iron
plow-wings, cast mid shear aluul, wagon boxes
!icrp-lrou and kidney ore taken In exc hange.
. 13-iv. L. A. OSl'ltuM, .Supt.
J. W. JONES. Proprietor MidiUeportSasn
Factory and Pla ling AI ill. will till all orders In bin
line of basilicas punctually, and at low rates, by
ad dressing or applying to hlin at Middle port.
STEAM SAW MILL, Front btreet, Pom-
eroy. near liarrs nun. iiai n. .ijb, i-nipnoiyr.
Lumber sawed toorderon short notice.
lath constantly on hand, for sale.
KEVGERVILLE Steam Grist Mill JN.
.Stewart, Proirictnr hua been recently rebuilt, and
la now prepared to do good work promptly. 1-1
JOHN 8. DAVIS, has his Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Kun, Homeroy, in good order, und
constant operation. Floijolig, wathcr-boardiiiir.
dtc.. kept coustuiitlv ou liainl, to (111 order. 1-10
PETER LAMBRECHT, Watchmaker &
Uualorin Wutchea, Clocka, Jewelry and Fancy
Articles. Court atroat, below the new Banking
Houae, Pomoroy. Watchea, Clock and Jewelry
rarufullf repaired on ahort notice. 1-1
wTATXlCHERTWaicliinHker and Jew-
i-l". and wholesale and retail dealer in Watches,
Clocks, Jowelrr and Fancy Goods, Front-st.. above
the ReiniHgton'rlouse, Pomeroy. Partleiilnrutleii
U.mi paid to ropHlringall articles 'n my linn. 1-1
HOOTS AND SUOKM.
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of Boots
ami Shoes, Front Street, tliree doors nbovo Stono
bridge. I'ho ostof west, for Ladles and Geiitle-
inen. made to rder. "1
' iTEAflitK UUALbKK.
McQUIGlTi SMITH, Leather Dealers
and Findora, Courtstreet, 3 doers below tho Bank,
nd opposile Branch's Store, Foineruy, 0
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Salttwen-
ty-flve cents per bushel. Oflleo near the Furnace.
1-1 C. GKANT, Agent.
POMEROY Salt Company.
(Ire ueuta uer bushel.
DAI5NEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
twonty-flrecentsperbusliel for country trade.
1-t G. W. COOPKH, Secretary.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blacksmith, in hii
!-w building, back ofthe Bank building, Pomeroy.
Job Work of all kluds, Horaa-shouiug,dc., exueutod
wit'i neatneasaud dispatch. 1-1
PA1NTOT GLAZIErtS. '
F. LYMAN, Painter and Glazier, back
room of P. Lambrocht's Jewelry Btoro, west side
CJotirt street, Pomeroy, O. 1-1
JOHN EISELST1N, Saddle, Harness and
'.' rank Hanafaetarer, Frnt Street, three !oors We
I tw Court, Homeroy, v. ill esvente all work en-l-usled
to his care with ncatnvasaud dispatch. Snd-
Ci'is gotten np In the noateat style. 1-42
JAMES WlQGHT, Saldle and Harness
.'. Maker.. Shop over Black and Bathburn' store,
i inland, O. l-l
CARRIAGE &WAGl)N MAKING by
, M IlLaa-rttKa, Front Htroet, first corner below the
Kv:iug-Mill, Pomr-roy, O. All articles In hi line
ui business manufactured at reasonable raten, and
tin y are especially recoinraeudod for durability.
Sr-i l jr. . . . . . . .:. . . .
iTETEll CR0SBIE, Wagon Maker. Mul-
t-rry street, wert tide, three dora Back street,
I'o. orny, Ohio. Manafacturer of Wngans, Bog
,uh. Carriages, die. All orders filled on short
uoiicsif ..... i. 1-1
i. 0. WHALEY. Surgeon DemiHt,
'I ;mi ra Hull. ling Id Story, Katland atr..t,
M ddtwort.O. All opn" pertaining Ui the
r.-'.fa1on nrnmrttr prf m 'A. tadiea wst.
epoa at teli
lUelr i;aesa,' It
J ;o r t r u .
.' rnr Mm Mlra County Tele graph.
' ON THE DEATH Of MAOOIS J. M'1.A1M.,'
Tb eprliiK hud Jul cpwa, and the flower,
Oau their Bweotoat frayranoo to ahtfd ,
Whod ilroe'i dread blast lu an hour, . ' - . :!
Laid iweet Maggie alouo with the dead.' r .
Twca tho ftrat or that group that bad perljhod,
The doaroat, the lovelleel far;
The gout that Uto parent McharUheil, -
Tbelr bencou thulr louo guiding star.
lu that group still there1 other that hnliod;
But who'll fill that Joufl aoant chair, ; ' ' i
When Maggl. doarMuffgWr, ha prUhed, i.,.; -,;
And' Wby moot 'round tU altar of praver. ' "; '
Oltat eru.aud at morn In the tuuiinur, ' '
When tho dowa Iroiu tho boavena UUtiflod;
While prayura are ulforud, deep niurmur,
Will bu Jiuard from the clrclo uuUllod.
Oh, Maggie, you're loft tuo whllo roaming,
Ou Krle'v lone billowy ahoru;
1'tu alone autt I'ri loft mourning.
For thy face I ahull aoe nkvbb. ktoaa!
Whuii thy form 1 lut aaw, Ob bow lovoly,
Aad thou blue eyos tholr luster did bod;
'Thy voico so quick, and yet mournful,
1 siluueed for Mauoik ta dk.o.
Friends mourn not the plant that Is rlren, . .
Nor tho flower that's sunk In It tomb;
Ttiul plant will yot flourish In Hoaven,
And bright flowers, sweet flowors will bloom.
Adieu then, thou foud ouo forovei-,
Iuy tliy spirit bright angols attend;
Will we moot lime ou Carth no mkvkrI
I'vo lost lu llioe, Maggie, a rrluud.
Cletkland, Ohio, May, lSJi). '
THE OLD MAN'S STORY.
I shall never forget the commencement
of the temperance reform. 1 wa a child
at the lime of some ten years of aire. Our
borne had every comfort, and my parents
idolized me, their child. Wine wats ollen
on the table, and both my father and my
mother fieqiieolly gave it tome iu the bot
tom of the glass.
Ouo Sunday at church a startling an
nouncement was made to our people. I
knew noiliing of ks iiiiport, but there was
much whispering among the men. ' The
pabtur 6a id that on the next evening theie
would be a meeting, and mi address upon
the evils ol intemperance in the use of al
coholic drinks, lie expifebbtd himself ig
norant of the object ot the meeting, and
could not say what would bo best to pur
sue iu the matter.
The subject of the meeting came up at
our table aiier (he aerviue, and I questioned
my litU't-r about it, with ull the curious
eagt'ine&s !' a child. The whisper and
words which had been dropped iu my
licio'iiig, clothed the whole aUair iu great.
niV'sU-iy io uic, and I was ad eagerness to
leiiin ol this esamo strange thing.
My father faaid it Wits some scheme to
unite Uli uic li and StnLe.
- The night came, and troops of people
gathered on the tavern steps, and I heard
the jest and the laugh, and saw drunken
men reeling out of the bar-room. 1 urged
my father to let me go, but be refused.
Finally, thinking it would be an innocent
gratification of my curiosity, he put ou his
hat, and passed across the green to the
church. I remember well how the people
appeared as they cauie in, seeming to won
der what kiud of an exhibition was to come
In the coi ner was the tavern keeper, and
aiouud him a 'number of friends.
For an hour the people of the place con
tinued to come iu, uutil there was a fair
houseful. All were curiously watching
the door, wondering what would appear.
The pastor stole iu and look a seat behind
a pillar under the gallery, its if doubtful of
the propriety of being there at all.
Two men finally cams in and went to
the altar, and look their seats. All eyes
were fixed upon them, aud a gene ill still
ness pervaded the house.
The men wire unlike in appearance, one
being short and thick-set in build, the
other tall and well formed. The younger
had the manner and dress of a clergyman,
a full, round face, and quiet, good-uatured
look, as he leisurely looked round the au
dience. But my childish interest was all in the
old man. His broad, deep chest and un
usual height, looking giant-like, as he
blrode up the aisle. His hair was white,
his brow deeply seamed with furrows, and
around his handsome mouth lines of calm
and touching sadness. His eye was black
and restless, and kindled, as the tavern
keeper uttered a low jest aloud. His lips
were compressed, and a ciimsou flush went
and came over his pale cheek. One arm
was off above the elbow, and there was a
wild scar over the right eye.
The younger finally arose and stated the
object of the meeting, and asked if there
was a clergyman present to open with a
. Our pastor kept his seat, and the speaker
himself made, a short prayer, and then
made a short address, at the conclusion
calling upon any one present to make re
marks. The pastor arose under the gjtllery, aud
attacked the position ofthe speaker, usin
the aigument which I have often heard
since, and concluded by denouncing those
engaged in the new movement as meddle
some fanatics, who wished to break up the
time -honoured usages of good society, and
injure the bueiuess of respectable men.
At the conclusion of his remarks, the tavern-keeper
and his fiiends got up a cheer,
and the current of feeling was evidently
against the strangers and their plan.
While the pastor was speaking, the old
mail fixed his dark eye upon him, and
leaned forward as if to catch every word.
As the pastor took his seat the old man
arose, his tall form towering in its syme
try, and his chest swelling as lie inhaled
his breath through bis thin, dilated nob
li ils. " To me, at that lime there was some
thing svwe-uiepmng and grand in the ap
pfaraiioe of the old unu, aa lie s;ooi with
his -ye full upon the: audience, his teeth
shut hard, and a silence like that of death
throughout the church.- He bent his gaze
upon the tavern-keeper, and that peculiar
ey Itnrrered and kindled tor half a mo
meat. : i . i ,i . . : : .' i -iu,
The' scar grew red upon his forehead
arid beneath the heavy eye-brows his eyes
glittered and glowed like those ot a ser
petit. ' The tavern-keeper quailed ' before
the searohiDg ' glance, and 1 felt a relief
when the old mail withdrew his gaze.-
For a moment be Seemed lost iu thought
and then in a low aud tremulous lone com-,
meBoed. ' There was a'deplirio that voice"
a thrilling pathos and' sweetness which
riveted every heart in the house before the
first period had been rounded. My
father's attention had become rivited on
the speaker, with an interest which I had
never before seen him exhibit. 1 1 can but
briefly remember the substance of what
the old man said, though the scene is
vivid before me now as any that I ever
"My friends! I am a stranger in your
village, aud 1 trust 1 mav call you ineuds
A new star has arisen, and there is hope
in the dark night which hangs like a pall
of gloom over our country." With i
thrilling d")pth of voice the speaker con
tinued: "O, God! thou who lookest with
compassion upon the mos't erring of earth's
children, 1 thank thee that a brazen ser
pent has been lifted, upon which the
drunkard can look and be helped; that a
beacon has burst out upon the darkness
that surrounds him, which shall guide
back to honor and heaven the bruised and
weary wanderer." " ' "
It is strange what power there is in some
voices. The speaker was slow and un
moved, but a tear trembled in every eve,
and before 1 knew why, a tear drooped
upon my band, followed by others, like
rain drops. Hie old man brushed one
from bis own eyes, and continued:
"Men and Christians! you have just
heard that I am a vagrant and tauaiic. J
am not. As God knows my own heart, J
came here to do good. Hear and be just
am an old mau standing alone at the
end of life's journey; there is deep sorrow
in my heart, and tears in my eyes. I
have journeyed over a dark and beacon less
ocean, and all lite s hopes have been
wrecked. J. am without mends, norne or
kindred upon earth, and look with longing
to the rest of the night of death. Without
friend, kindred or home! It was not so
No one could withstand the touching
pathos of the old man I noticed a fear
trembling on the lid of my father's eye,
and 1 was no more ashamed of mv own.
No, mv fiiends, it was not so once!
Away over the dark waves which have
wrecked my hopes, there is a blessed light
of happiness aud home; I reach agaiu con
vulsively for the shrines ot the houshold
idols that once were, now mine no more."
The old man seemed looking through
lancy upon some bright vision, hia lips
apart and finger extended. I involunta
rily turned in lite direction where it was
pointed, dreading to see some shadow in
voked by its movements.
"I ouce had a mother. With her heart
crushed with sorrow, she went down to
the grave. 1 once had a wife as fair an
angel-creature as ever smiled in an earthly
home; her eyes as mild as a summer sky,
and her heart as faithful and true as ever
guarded and cherished a husband's love.
Her blue eyes grew dim as the flood of
sorrow washed away their brightness, and
the living heart was broken. I once had
a noble, a brave and beautiful boy but he
was driven out from the ruins of his
home, and my heart yearns to know if he
yet lives. I once had a babe a sweet,
lender blossom, but my hand destroyed it,
aud it liveth with Oue who loves children.
"Do not be startled, my fiiends; I am
not a murderer in the common acceptance
of the term. Yet there is a light m my
evening eky. A spirit mothei lejoices
over the return of her prodigal son. The
wile smiles upon him who again turns
back to virtue and honor. The child-angel
visits me at night-fall, and I feel the
hallowed touch of a tiny palm upon my
feverish cheek. My boy, if he yet lives,
would forgive -l.e sorrowing old man for
the treatment which drove him into the
world, aud the blow that maimed him for
life. God forgive me for the ruin I have
brought upon me and mine."
He again wiped a tear from his eye.
My father watched him with a strange in
terest, and a countenance unusually pale,
and excited by some strange emotion.
"I was once a fanatic, and madly fol
lowed the malign light which led me .to
ruin. I was a fanatic when I sac ii deed
my wife, children, happiness and home,
to the accursed demon of the bowl. I
once adored the gentle beinar whom I in
jured eo deeply.
"1 was a drunkard. From respectabil
ity aud affluence I plunged into degrada
tion and poverty. 1 dragged my family
down with me. For years I saw her
cheek pale, and her step grow weary. I
left her alone amid the wreck of her home
idols, and rioted at the tavern. . She tiever
complained, yet she and the children weut
hungry for bread.
"One new year's night I returned late
to the hut where charity had given us a
roof. She was yet up, aud shivering over
the coals. I demanded food, but she
burst into tears and told me there was
none. I fiercely ordered her to get some, j
She turned her eyos sadly upon me, the j
tears falling fast over her pa'e cheek. At
this moment the child in tlto cradle awoke,
and sent up a famishing wail, startling the!
despairing mother like a serpent's 6tiug.
" 'We have no food, James; I have had
none for several days. 1 have had noth
ing for the babe. My once, kiud husband,
must we starve?'
"That sad, pleading l:tce, and those
stitduii ig "jes, and ihe .leeb.'c wail of Jie
POMEROY, TUESD A YS JUNE
child, inaddehed'me, ai
her a fierce bloW: in tl
fdrward upon 1 'the hear?
hell boiled in my boson
intensity as I felt I had
I had never struck' Mai
some terrible impulse I
I T es, I struc!
face, and she fell
i:x The 'furies-V
and with deeper
m routed a wrong.
before; but, now
re me on, and
stooped, as well as I.cc -Id jo1 ''my lrunken
state ' and ' clenched - L -sih' bauds id ' her
hair.', ' "' ."'J"'-.'.
'' " 'God of mercy, jai.,cs! exclaimed my
wife, as she lookeqiu;
countenance, 'you will
will not harm WillieT
m my" Aendwh
not" kill "usyou
d she sprang to
the cradle and fepftspedi bi u ttrtei embrace,
I caught ; her aaia by the hair, and
dragged her to the door, and as I lifted the
latch the wind burst in with a eloud of
snow. : With the yell of a fiend I still
dragged her on, aid hurried her out into
the stoim. Witti a wild ha! na! I closed
the door and turned the button, her plead
ing moans mingling with the wail of the
blast and sharp ciy of her babe. But my
work was not complete.'
"I turned to the little bed, where lay
my elder son, and snatched him from his
skmbers; and against his half-wakened
straggles, opened the door and thrust him
out. In the agory of fear he called me by
a name I was n longer fit to bear, and
locked his fingers' into my side-pocket. I
could not wrench that frenzied gi:a9p away,
and with the coldness of a devil; as I was,
shut the door upon his arm, and with my
knife severed-itai the wrist."
The speaker teased a moment, and
buried his face i? his own hand, as if to
shutout some fearful dream, aud his deep
chest heaved like t fearful storm-swept sea.
My father had arisen from bis seat and
was leaning iorwara, tus countenance
bloodless, the large drops Handing out
upon his brow. Chills crept back to my
young heart, and I wished I was at home.
The old man looked up, and I never have
since beheld such mortal agony pictured
upon human face as there was upon his.
It was morning when 1 awoke, and
the storm had ceased, but the cold was in
tense. I first secured a drink of water,
and then looked in the accastomed place
for Mary. As I missed her for the first
time, a Bhadowy sense of some horrible
nightmare began to dawn upon my wan
dering mind. I thought 1 had a fearful
dream, but involuntarily opened the outside
door with a shuddering it read.
"As the door opened, the snow burst
in followed by the fall of something across
the threshold, scattering the snow and
striking the flooi with a.shrtrp, hard sound.
My blood shot like red-hot arrows through
my veins, and I rubbed my eyes to keep
out the sight. It was, O, God! how hor
rible! it was my own injured Mary and
her babe frozen to ice! The ever true
mother had bowed herself over the child
to shield it, her own person stark and bttre
to the storm. j
She had placed her liair over the face
of the child, and the sleet had frozen it to
the white cheek. The frost was white in
its half-opened eyes and upon its liny fin
gers, l know not wnat Decame ot my
Again the old man bowed his head and
wept and all that were in the house wept
with him. In tones of low and heart-broken
pathos the old man concluded:
"I was arrested, and for long months
raved in delirium. J awoke, was senten
ced to prison for ten years, but no tortures
could have been like those I endured
within my own bosom. O, God, no! 1
am not a tanatic. I wish to in lure no one.
But while I live, let me strive to warn
others not to enter the path which has been
so dark a one to me.
The old man sat down, btft a 6pell, as
deep and strong as that wrought by some
wizard s breath, rested upon the audience.
Hearts could have been heard in their beat
ing, and tears to tall. Hie oiu man then
asked the people to sign the pledge. My
lather leaped trom his seat and snatched
at it eagerly. I .iad followed him and as
he hesitated a moment, wi'.li pen iu the ink.
tear fell from the old man s eye on the
Sign it, sign it, younx man. Angels
would bigu it, I would write my name ten
thousand times in blood,, if it would bring
back my loved ones." i
My lather wrote "Mortimer Hudson."
The old man looked, wiped his tearful eyes,
and looked again, his countenance alter-
nnlely flushed with a red aud death-like
It is no, it cannot be; yet how
strange! muttered the old man. "Par
don me, sir, but that was the name of mv
My lather trembled, and held up the left
aim, trom which the baud had been sev
They looked up for a moment in each
other's eyes, both reeled and gasped:
"My own injured son!"
They fell upon each other's nock and
wept until it seemed that their souls would
grow aud mingle with one. There was
weeping in that church, and sad faces
around me. '
"Let me thank God for his great bless
ing which has gladdened my guill-bur-
deiied soul!" exclaimed the old man; and
kneeing down he poured out his heart iu
one of the most melting prayers I ever
heard. The spell was then broken, aud
ull eagerly signed the pledge slowly going
itieir homes, as it loth to leave the
1 ne old man is dead. The lesson he
taught his grand-chili' on his knee, as his
evening sun weut down without-a cloud,
will never be forgotten. Ills fanaticism
has lost none of it fury in my manhood's
CiSon)e thiny youncr Germans have
left Ciuciuuati for the father-land intend:
ioglo enlist i.i the tei vices of Aubtiia, out
of dislike to NpoIeon.
1 14, 1859.
' Exttnilii Ation of .TcHclie rs.
''Ths following Questions were propoun
ded for' written answers at' the Examina
tton. of Teachers on the 4th, lust.
i! How.'doyou determine the gendor.
person and number of a pronouar i. .
How do you determine the case of n
pronouns . m.-.-i. ...
i 3.! Name the different modes of the verb
together with the tenses of eaclw ':
' 4.- Write a conjugation of the verb "to
go' in the first past and third past tenses,
i 6 Decline the following worda in both
numbers: lady, chief, sheep. - - .
6. John, and you and I, will have gone
together. Correct the sentence. .
7. "Until then nothing was heard of
such 'pretensions." Parse each word. -
8. ''Properly speaking there is no such
thing as chance." Parse each word.
9. "Who would have dreamed . of its
being he"!" Correct aud pane the words
in italic. t"
10. "He is the same man who was a
candidate at the last election." Correct
the ainteuco and give the reason why.
1. Why are there not as many degrees
of latitude as of longitude?
2. Give the names of all the lines that
are usually found on maps.
3. What are the evideuces of the globu
lar shapes of the earth?
4. Name the races of men in the order
of their superiority, beginning with the
5. How manj', and what are the grand
classes of christians?
6. What classification has been made pf
mankind in reference to their knowledge.
manners and customs?
7. What seas touch Europe?
8. What natural division of land is
formed by Norway and Sweden?
9. What lands are separated, and what
waters are connected by the Strait of Oib
ralter? 10. What large province of Asia be
longs to Russia?
I. What is the simple valuo of a fig
2. What is numei ation?
3. What do you understand by borrow
. What is a composite numbei?
5. 14 is g of what number?
6 When the Divisor and quotient are
given, how do you und the dividend?
7. l ind the greatest common divisor of
6G.284 and 153,452.
8. At 6 J dollars per yard, what will be
the cost of 2-9 of a piece of cloth contain
9. Multiply 9-10 of 7 by 11-10 of
10. Divide 35 cents between 2 boys, so
that one may have 9 more than the other
required the shares.
Selling a Dog.-
Dick Lazybones was
dog, which it cost as
the owner of a large
to keep as two pigs would have
done; and besides useless; nay, worse than
useless, for, in addition to the expense of
keeping, he took up house room, and
greatly annoyed Dick's wife.
"Plague take the dog!" said she; "Mr.
Lazybones, I do wish you would sell him,
or kill him, or do something or other with
him. He's more plague than his neck is
worth, always lying in the coiner aud eat
ing more than it would take to maiiuam
three children; I wonder you will keep
such a useless animal."
"Well, well, my dear," said Dick, "s ly
110 more about it. I'l! get rid of him one
of these days."
This was intended a3 a mere pu t-off on
the part of Dick; but as his wife kept daily
dinning in his ears about the dog he was
compelled to take some action on the sub
ject. 'Well, wife," said he one day, as he
came in, "I've sold Jowler."
"Have you indeed!" said she, brighten
ing up at the good news. ."I'm very glad
of it. How much did -ou sell him for,
"Fifty dollars! what! fifty dollars for
that dog! How glad I am! That will buy
us a good cow. But Where's the money,
"M ney!" said Dick, shifting his cigar
lasily to the other corner of his mouth,
"I didn't get any money! I took two
puppies at twenty-five dollars apiece."
The Reason Why. Many a glorious
speculation has failed for the same good
reason that the old Texas Ranger gave
when he was asked why he didn't buy
land when it was so dog cheap. A cor
respondent tells the story:
"Well, I did come nigh onto taking
eight thousand acres onst," said old Joe.
mournfully. "You see, one day, two of
the boys came in from an Indian hunt,
without any shoes, and offered their titles
to the two leagues just below here for a.
pair of boots."
"For a pair of boots!" I cried out.
"Yes; for a pair of boots for each
But why on earth didn't you take it? -They'd
be worth a hundred thousand
dollars to-day. Why didn't, you give
them the boots?"
"Jest cause 1 didn't have the boots to
give," 6aid old Joe, as he took another
chew of tobacco, quite as contented as if
he owned the two leagues of land.
2T"A fellow out of health aud out of
pocket, went on a pilgrimage to Saratoga
to "pick up" a little., Well, he did "pick
up," a little quite enough to find him
lodgings free gratis for nothing, for three
years, in the State prison!
Rather an awkward Lind of nicking lod
gings, howtver cheap.
.sCJl'here. is 4 inlo at Oberliu College
thai no student shall board at any hou e
where prayers lire not regnlaily mnde each
day.' : A eeriain man fined up a boarding
hou89 and tilled it with boarders, but for
got, until the eleventh hour, the prayer
proviso. Not being a praying man him
self,- he looked around for one who was.
Ai length he found one a meek young
man from Trumbull county, who agreed
to pay his boarding. in praying. For a
while all went smoothly, but the boarding
master furnished his table so poorly that
the boarders began to grumble 'and to
leave, itnd the other morning the praying
boarder u:lually "struck!" oiiieihiug
like the following dialogue occurred at the
.Landlord Will you pray, Mr. Mild?
, Mild Io, air, 1 will not.
Landlord Why not. Mr. Mild?
Mild It don't pay, sh'. 1 can't pray
on Mich victuals as these. And doles.-
you bind yourself in writing, to set a bel
ter table than you have for the last three
weeks, nakt another prayer do tou get
OCT OF ME!
And. that's the way the matter stood at
Supporting II Oil a Papkbs; In noti
cing the passage of a resolution by the Re
publican Convention in Morrow county,
urging upon the members of the party the
importance of giving a liberal support to
the "Sentinel," the Republican paper ol
tho county, as the best means of thoioughly
disseminating Republican doctrines among
the people, the "State Journal" Bays with
much force aud propriety:
"In doing this, the Convention showed
its appreciation of an excellent paper, and
of the true way to strengthen the party by
giving it the widest possible circulation.
It would be well if the Republicans of other
counties would do the same. The local
press is the mosteflScient ally of Republi
can principles. It reaches the home of the
voter, and talks wnh him of his political
interests and duty with all the familiarity
of a neighbor and friend. . Wherever the
Republican county papers . are well sus
tained we look for laigi R 'publican in-ijor-
A Neoro acting as Pastoii for White
People. On Lynn Creek, Giles County,
Tennessee, there js a Hardshell Baptist
Church, supported by a number of wealthy
communicants, who tor several years past
have had for their rf gular pastor a negro
named George known as "Bentley's old
George," and belonging to one Matthev
Bentley. George is said to be a most ex
cellent man and a good preacher. Some
time ago he had a noted public discussion,
lasting four days, with a white preacher,
on the subject of baptism, from which the
white n.au is said to have come off "second
best." The church wants to buy George,
but he is unwilling to be sold out of his
master's famil', nnd is, withal, a regular
Southern pro-slavery parson. George is
the "preacher in charge"' of a large con
gregation, nearly all of whom are slave
holders, and who pay him a salary of SSG00
or $700 for his pastoral services.
Music Death on a
ter (S. C.) "Journal,"
Calf. The Ches
1 gives this item of
"A queer incident occurred in this
place during the Odd Fellows' celebration.
It seems there was a calf, some two
months old, confined in a lot close to the
Methodist Church, nnd when Capt Lu
cas's brass band commenced to play one
of those soul-stirring airs which always
ait'Uses to the highest pitch the feelings
and passions of the human soul, the calf
became intensely excited, and began to
dance and leap about, and so continued to
do as long as the music was kpt up, and
finally it became, as it were, frenzied by
excitement, and after making one or two
tremendous bounds i", fell and died in
stantly, without a struggle."
Seven Fools. 1. The envious man,
who sends away his million because the
poison next to him is eating venison. 2.
The jealous man, who spreads his bed
with stinging nettles and then sleeps on it.
3. The proud man, who gels wet through,
Moouer than ride in the carriage of his in
ferior. 4. The litigious man, who goes
to law in the hopes of ruining his neighbor
and gets ruined himself. 5. The extrav
agant man, who buys a herring, and takes
a cab to carry it home. 6. The angry
man, who learns to play the tamborine
because he is annoyed by the playing of
his neighbor's piano. 7. Tho ostenta
tious man, who illumines the outside of
his house most brillianly, and sits inside
in the dark. Punch.
Potato Planting. Professor Ma pes,
one of the most successful agriculturists
in the United States, recommends very
deep plowing for potatoes. Plant them
in rows three feet apart; each potato about
one foot from the other iu the rows, and
never hill them. Hilling makes more po
tatoes, but always of a smaller size and
poorer quality. Use, if possible, large po
tatoes lor seed, as like begets 'ike.
Jt3F"A destructive tornado swept over
Iowa City on the 25.h ult., prostrating
houses and barns, and destroying much
property. It extended over a space of
some ten miles. Four persons, as far as
heard from, wero killed, and seveial in
JCWA "lover" received the following
uote accompanied by aboquet of flowers:
"Deer I send U bi the boy a buckett
of flours. They is like roi love for u.
The niuj Laid nienes kepedark. I he dog
fend me ties I am uie alave.
"Huda red and posts pail.
Ml i-jv for u artuii ue er failo."
WnOLK -NUMBER 875
A Tivvv 'J'et.1 ol' Druioci aife Orttio-
ti has beeri rattier a difficult matter 'of
late years, to understand what whs meant
by a "National Democrat." All Demo
crats profess to be "National," but a por
tion of those claiming to be Democrats
have be;n denied the right t the prefix.
Tire common idea of a "National Demo
crat," just now, is oue who deems Jaiue
Buchanan a wise patriot, and slavery
"Divine" as to have a pre-emptive right
to g. where it plea-es.
This idea, one would suppose was Suf
ficiently humiliating lu- suit- the. v.t
'"umble" Dough-face in the Jaud. But
it is not. The "National Democra- y'" if
Illinois, iu .an address which they haw
just issued, find a "lowoi deep."
"Bj the term National Denvxsrady, we
mean those who hold that the niumlioi s
of the pxrly aie bound to acquiesce in
whatever course - the parly may deem
proper, under the yuidume ot' its leyularly
couslttuteu authorities to pur ue, wn.h.iut
regard to local prejudice or putso...d ca
This is plain speaking, and it tells the
whole story so clearly and so simply that
any one may understand it. And we are
not sure that the definition is not as just
and tiuthful as it id lucid, lis meaning
might, perh.ip.-i, be made a Utile more tan
gible by a paraphrase, thus:
"A National. Democrat is oue who
no mind, principle or purpose of his ow 1
who has neither the wish iioi' the right
to criticise either the policy or the mea-.-urea
of bin p-triy wbo allows others i
think for him, without troubling hiuneif
about what, they think who does what he
is told, without caring about purpose or
tendency who goes where he is driven,
follows where he is led, and Bwears to the
infallibility . of . the 'constituted author
ties' of his party." Bu'. to p.traphiase tbe
idea of the text is like "gilding refined
gold." Tire re it stands a monument of
Democratic progress, and an eloquent
refutation of the old-fashioned idea that
the sublimity of simplicity can only be
found under .Absolutism. The Sultan or
the Czar, Napoleon or the Pope, has no
more subservient subject than is portrayed
in this picture of a "National Democrat,"
It is not strange that a par..y wne.e
the principle of unquestioning submission
is so distinctly recognized, is so easily
managed and so ready to assume new and
discard old principles.
Only convince men that they are linked
to i 11 la 1 lib lity that those they .look up to
are not only potent but perfecl and that
it is a mortal sin as well as agre;.t folly to
either hesitate or question whatever infal
libility may propose and they are "sure
fire" in every emergency. This is tho
doctrine now sought to be incorporated
inlo the Democratic creed.
It is a desperate remedy sought to be
applied to a desperate disease. All the
evils which at present beset the Demo
cratic parly have grown out of the fact
that the idea of inlallibility has not yet
generally attached to any party tribunal.
When Buchanan discarded all the doc
trines and principles of the Fathers of the
Republic when he prostituted the pow
ers conferred upon him by the constitu
tion to "crush out" aud "subdue" free
dom upon free soil, and when he brazenly
proclaimed that slavery was no longer a
local but a national institution a groat
many Democrats considered him a "blind
guide,' aud refused, to follow him. The
result is seen iu the wreck of tho Demo
cratic party; and unless the "remnant
which remain's' of that party shall recog
nize some tiibunal as infallible, and trust,
with unquestioning subserviency, to its
"guidance," it may very well be doubted
whether - an omnibus load of "National
Democrats," as defined by this Illinois
Uo liege of Caidinals, can be scinpcd to
gether at tho clone of the contest of
' "G'J." Alhuny Journal.
Precept anL Practice. In one of tho
Baltimore schools the boys wero reading
from one of the class-books a story of no
ble revenge. . It told of two lads, Philip
and. Robert, of very opposite characters.
The first was kiiil and forgiving, wiiiio
iho other was hrhable and seltish. Philip
was walking oit one day, carrying in bin
hand a cane, a present from his father,
which accidentally falling from his hand,
fell upon a pitcher fiilei with w.tter be
longing to Robert, who not listening to.
Philip's apology, seized the cane and
broke it iu pieces. Little Philip, instead
of reseiuing the injury, passed on. Somo
time after this, Philip found Robert lying
bctieath a' heavy log which, by some
means, had fallen on him. Young Philip
rery kindly lifted the log from his old en
emy, and assisted him up; thus roturni.ig
good for evil. ,.
"Now," said the teacher, "see, boys,
what a nobh) little fellow Philip must
have been! What would you do, John
nie," asked the teaoher of a bfight-eyed
little fellow, whoaseemed interested in the
story, "were you to have your caue thus;
broken by another boy?"
Little Johnnie' arose from his seat and
doubled his fists; while his eyes flasho.l,
and said: "7 would lat.i him su buJ, he
Grass Under Treks. By sowing ni
trate of soda, in small quantites, in show
ery weather, under trees, a most bvnu i
ful verdure will be obtained. I have ue.l
it under beech trees iu my ground, and
the grass always looks green. Havi .g
succeeded bo well on a small scale, I haio
now sown nitrate of soda among the long
grass in the plantations, which cattle oould
never t. . I now find th-it the herbage 14
preferred to the other parts of the ticlJ,
"r - ssai
. 3f ' correspondent writing from
Leavenworth. Kansas, abbreviates tho
name of the town thus "1 1 wor;h."