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IE, AGHtlCULTUHE, COMMENCE, ANIJ NEWS.
Sl5y In asivnncr.
T. A. 3TT -Y 3TT3. Editor
1 Iiicioronclojxt ixx all tliixi
tna iiio rcry iw
jCi" Re on ember that on Saturday, next
is the time for the letting of Sugar-Run
Bridge. Let everybody who wants the
job, "pilch in."
Cull and see us in our new office, in Ed
wards' Building, cast end of Sugar-Run
Issued by the Probate Judge of Meigs
County, for the week ending July 23:
lilip Ward to Samantha Wolf; George
Ivaiico. : : : J : ' ; ;
Ill Y 26, 1859.
WHOM' NUMBER m.
COf,NB3 ON THE DEATH OK MR. JAMES MARCH.
filoM'ly. mftly ooi!ia tho melange,
( Jirinlf' nought of four,
i Jin th" iitj lug uutful wh.pt'rutl
t To tho riir,
ml tin tlver curl wit loosened,"
it'liul tho vlfi'mn of lilt ffu on.inif
AroiiKh lm "lUfher broken by iho rlnp
of VWul hu h ith hi sienuV hcuIlm! tfit'c,
I, mlly, tft'ii'ly Ii rvjtltl thu,
' t'l nt tin iuiuo of lifu within a ffro.vii) dim.
enger of death, right in the siht cf hi ! for tho first time from ill
i Ilud thy mission then In earth
MP.ari.in '. G0reJ. ll,e ' T iSTAiVSKraK "Zi o him
if paid within tin-venr. : . : : : : .' Kru life's noon?
not iml.l whim, ll.e your, : : .) , ' "" H'" worki.,en wearied,
! .Needed thee to help Miid cheer thuiu
TTlpSa paper 111 l discontinued until fit arn-nr- vVh.-n tin; harvest Kultc.l but Iho irKiluriinr In?
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; To tin. loi-infl: hv.trlM uru.iiitl tl.uo
TIIK LAW OK KKWSPAl'KKn. ! l:rw-lliu uinuior (icrloiloJ 11. - iirimilw a(irlr.T
I. Knl.arrilmrK who 1i not irtvn xirtw notion t' I '
the contrary, urn ooiui'lcruJ u wl.tl.ine to oontltmu Cr.xl ofl inyBtcrn.nn works hi .Ijiuuro
ln.lr aiiLaitplut I i.tiA.
.. If iiitMi'rllv.irt orJer tin- illtcontiiiir.iiipc of their j
.iiieri, tho )iilllher cun continuo to cml thorn un- j
lil all nrrenrs'M r tnl'l.
a. iriulcrlbur noirlucl orrenite io uiKfiiiuirpn
per from lliu oilleo to whlmli they uru UrPctl, liiev
iro hld reBimiiilla III I Vhey aettlotliulr Will, ui-.'l or- j
tlr tho i.iiiier nii ii.iinu"i.
i ViilllU HlllVU iHir ItKWlTH
Jo eni'eh ftal III wny, hu lulls us
Id "not liku ours."'
Finite m.-tii th iiiflnile
I Ci.iniirelniii'k'il never yel.
I Shiiul.l inn nil u r, tiion, h. n hu ruuliiiins hisownf
i Uniy in c-I.eriiily
! Will hid wnn.lruiiN woiklniri ho
4. If ni.y Hlll.erlliur remove 10 mimner jtiuru .iiic..i.ul) wui.iiiigs w iva u?, viciirt; niio.vu.
with.iut iTiforiiilnir the liilW."!er, mel ineir puper is I
sent to llio former alreetUm, Hie suh-itribor la liel J ro- i I lion thn iliirKiieMa f hull hu riven,
si.omiible ' A .ul tie- vuil ll.j.t ilin.s our eyts,
5. Tln'oourU hiivi- Jeel.le.1 Hint r -r.iiiiifr to tuko i. j A;nl the vUion only Riven
iii.-. ..till.- if ri'tititvitiir ..ml leavimr ' '1 o Hie Hkles.
.. .,...:.iu.l r.,.. , ..rim.-i fuL-ie eridence i.nutentionul i We'll reveul why Iheie !
fr""'1 jTBS OK ADVl-.KTIMNfi:
'Aw : tivv i .tin i tim i 1'in
:i in 1
5 IK'1 7
Wnlehed so oil their deiir ones lenve them.
Wh) tho jtua.-iiiifi: year ha brought them so niuny fuJ
Then the mother, sister, brother
ii ! H l!U i ' 'n1" unit'4 with them Tirever
1 14 IHI i 111 rraisi.t m in who e cr --unuiu an iinnrs well
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irepstl iidv vilKeiiiL-iits ehareit ut l..t-.- ullowoil i.y Mnt t!,(.y v,.,, fl.n;1 1!u.ir ,Misain(
I w. from whleii U pur cent, will b.i dutluetud lor I . n.l i n il ,erf.ii.mnee bless tli 'in
advanee leiyiuent. . With tho prate that only by thy spirit can ho given;
Mny the.V iriirner in. their treasure.
for in advance. VV'liere in lime of th ood jileasure
Adv rlisei.ieiiH not liuvlnjt tho niunhwr .r iiiser- t1k,.. s,lu, 1(ll.t llt.vi;,. BUVCI u H,olo famllv In
lions marked on ciM.y, w ill bo vonliiiuuu unui lor- . hunveii!
I airnof d , Iowa. Kmmjl.
Lid. Mini ehared iiecurdlinrly.
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. A. l'L AN'l'ri, AtloriR'V and t.'ounc.eh
it I. aw, 1'oiiieroy, l
- -! r II E FATAL LETTER.
Oftli u in the l.'nurt House.
BV ESTIIKIt DltltNU.
:oiin.elni- at law und jreneriil culleilinu: nenls,
I'onieroy, O. Ortlce in the Court-House. fl-ly.
JOifw iTI I TiTnn V. " jaiohs. HIIIIIKT.
II A XX A vfe KAKIIAUT. Ait..rn-ys at
l.iiv I'i.ii 'imv, t. A 1 1 lni-l a. mi ent r:ist;d in their
OommiTife give iii&h xfiii'ei&t(eg!ui!t,ij
which cacli Township is cntiUed.
XfOur readers will find in another
column a taller fr.'.ni our former Towns
man, Wil'iiini MoAbuy, Esij. The IcUc-r
wt not, written for publication, but, as the.
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luiili 13 "ill i u a . iu woi g liav in. oi'u ... ,i l r , i . . i
' (ingly ui!itiiiii!!ul ol the coininv siuini an.!
any statements lie may make can be relied j vcyit.in about, him, so intently was
Ivuippetl in Ins own thoughia. His
'laugntor stood g'laing etu nt-stiy out uj)on
1 to tver-dai lieiiing sea, und lilitening to
its sullen mar. It was il.e flight fid jji.use
M l!,o elements, when they seemed g.-ith-'tiiig
stioiiglh for yome awtiil conflict,
hat the voiee of Mr. Mason was heard,
endei'Cil terribly dUiinut to his d.iu-hiei
y llio uunatuial calmness tl-.at blooded
ver evcrvihing except tho faea.
It w.vi almost dniU in the little pailor of
the cottage, which Mr. .Mason and his
daughter inhabited. Not that it was so
very near night, but there weie heavy
black clouds in the frky, wliich thienteiied
j.oon to open and pour. down a delude ol
dain. The very Hir was heavy and pres
pive, and ll.e waves came rolling alung
the beaL-h, with a long fiullen loar.
I At each of thu liutit windows of the
toi t.ige parlor stood a rigure fihrotuled in
idoom. Mr. Mason drummed on ilie. win
'low seat in a vngue, ui.easv way, fevni-
upon, we liave liiotiohl it might be 1 in
terest to those who conlt mphitc locating
in tho North-West. For this purpose ve
cheerfully publish the Utter, und would be
jileasod to har from him again.
iC5?FHiniers will have no dift'culiy in
disposing of their wheat at fair prices, if
brought into market soon. Mr. W. U.
Will iamsott, of the "Coalridge Mill," wil
jiay the highest cash price for any quan
tity of it, (see market quotation;) or if
farmers would prefer, he will give 42
pounds of flour for one bushel of clean
wheat; and that ho may serve them in
some way, he offer to manufacture flour
at 40 cents pet barrel.
KoitcKs Concentrated . What a tnonn-
"Ycs, fat her," said Milly, with her eyes
klill fixed upon the water.
"1 do not know what it is, said Mr.
Mason, solemnh, ''but I feel as if some
thing were about to happen me sonie
thiii'' serious. It is not often thai lam
iroubled with presentiments as I tin. to-
"It is only the effect of the storm,"
said Milly, without chaiiuiiiir her position.
tain of Stoves and Tinware Ilupp must .You will bo quite bright and cheerful
now have in his establishment at Middle- when it is over, and, father, we'll laugh
port. He removed his stock from Pome -:u ?"ur P'"""" t'n.
, , , , . - a ne liiiin-i ueu one
back against the
window, and muttered to himself: "She
re been offered with a s,ifltHl 8ro',n of anguish.
., . . ,. "It will be lost!" cried Milly, suddenly
ll to f'iva lum a..o, , . , .
cee, lainer, me small vessel lying near
the shore. They cannot know vvuat a
nnd Findori, Court street, 3 ilnrs- below tliu'ilunV
nnil opfiosiiu lirancl.'s !-tore, iMmcmy. O
SUGAlV-KUNSalt Company. SaltTweTi"-
... i,iiibjh;i iiusudi. uniiM near inu r-urnaefl.
V. UKAM, Aeont.
VUi'.UOY Salt Company. Salt twenty
five cent nor nusnoi. ' J . y
D ABNEY Salt Company, Coal port.
twenty-flvo cents per bushel for country triulo.
1 -1 Ci. VV . COOPKHi Vocreta ry
BLACKS Ml Tfi 1 WIJ.
roy last week, and 'load after load was
lauen away, vv un this stock concentra-does not know how should she? As if
ted at one point, he will be able to draw pat- t wenty years remorse ccuh' bring cheer
ron age from. all sections of the county. ,l',nf'ss- As if I oould be cheerful wiih
And his large stock is not the only" in-".'f burninS 1,1 7 ..lrt- l am a"
. , , i , . old man now, ami could ill bear the sneers
ducemer.t. He hfilrms, and those who of llie World but for her it is ten times
have dealt with him will substantiate, that worse. Oh! why did I yield to tenipta-
Le can and will sell Stoves and Tinware ti"'1 1 Why did 1?" and he sank back
cheaper than has ever befor
in this maiket. Do not fail
the shore. They cannot
Campaign Subscribers. dangerous coj)st this is!"
For the purpose of leaching the largest "Child," said Mr. Mason, raising him
possible number of readers, we will fUr.Belfftnrl speaking with a fierce energy,
I I iivi. iivihiii " 1 iivw n:biiiii 111 uauuic. o
reniiuk : "Child, if anything should hap
pen to me, securo as soon as you can the
papers in n.y desk they are of great im
portance. Through them you will learn
tho secret of my life the falal secret
which has made my life a burden. And,
ft'XIll . . . .
cTT 1 . y, jjiuijiite 10 carry out my
bait last wislic.i, im. 1 . J.- .
paper and deposited in my desk. Child,
will you promise, even though it should
bring life-long misery, perhaps death upon
you? Promise that you will not spare
my memory, but do what justice demands
"I promise," was Milly's slow, and
And then, as if the tempest had been
waiting for that critical moment to ratify
the solemn promiso just made; the terrible
calm was broken, and then occurred one
of the most sudden and most terrific
storms whijh had ever been known on the
Both father and daughter closed their
respective windows, but still stood in the
former positions as if fascinated by the
sublimity of the scene, Milly's eyes were
fastened tipon the water, whose low, sul
len moans had changed to hoarse, roaring
sounds. But in the gathering darkness,
and the turmoil of the waves, nothing
could be seen of tho little vessel, which
ten minutes before had caught Milly's
Suddenly her eyes, were blinded by a
vivid sheet of lightning, and the next (in
stant there was a heavy fall upon tho floor.
Slowly recovering from the effects of the
shock she. had received, Milly's eyes
wandered around the room, while a vague
and undefined fear oppressed her.
Right upon the floor where he had
falhuwhen stricken by the relentless mes-
F. E. HUMPHREY, Bfacksmith, in hij
now tmlldiiijf, bark fifth Bank l.uildinc, Ponioroy.
Job Work of all kinds, Horsc-sl.ouing,&., oxecute'd
with noati.ussnuil dispatch. 1-1
V aTn TK K SG L.VAVU..
V. LYMAN, Painter and Glassier, back
room of P. I.nmureeht's Jewelry Storo, west sldo
Court svroot, Pomoroy, o. 1-1
J " fSADlvLERY.
JOHN EISELSTIN. Saddle, HarrTess aid
Trunk Manufacturer, Front Street, throe I'oors Wo
low Court, Pomerov, will execute nil work en
trusted to his care with neutuvssand dispatch. SaU
lles gotleu np In the nentosl slvlo. 1-2'J
J A M ElSTW UTGIIT , Sadd le and Harness
Maker. Shop over lilak and Ratlihurii's store.
- Kutland, O. 1-1
CARRIAGE & WAGON MAKING by
M. Hmitieii, Front Ktrot,nrt corner helow the
Kolllmr-Mill. Pomorojr, O.' AH arliclos in his lino
or business inaniirnctureil at rossonnhle rates, and
they r espocliilly rucoiniiicnded for duruoilily.
PETER CROSBIE. Wagon Maker. Muf-
orry street, wept tdo", throo doors Hack street,
Voioeroy, Ohio. Mnnufucturor of Wnponw, IIur.
Ries, Carringoi, &c. All orders lllled on short
I1K N TISTRY.
D. C. WHALJiYT Surgeon Demist,
lummor's liulldipR 2nd Kiory, Kutlnnd street,
Mlddlervort.O. All opurutlons pertaining to the
profession promptly perform -mi. Lnilies waited
upon t their residence. If desired. 1-1
A STJPEKIOK lot of Pocket Cutlery, mny
jL be found in my -establishment, which for
cheapness, iiffy competition. Call and con
June 2l-Vo ;im. r. LA MHUKCHT.
daughtei, whose gaze rested upon the .in
animate mass, lay the old man, who a few
minutes before had gloomily foretold his
own fate. And still the daughter gazed
on and on, and watched the proceedings
j of her old muse, who vainly Bought to re
store lile to the mass, with a sort of fas
cination, the horror of which no words
can express. Uy-and-by when the nurse
had turned away sorrowfully from her
useless task, the daughter came resolutely
nearer to the dead, whose eyes had closed
so suddenly and mysteriously upon the
things of this world. Forever and ever
had the light gone out of those loving
eyes; forever, and ever, was the pulso
stilled, and the weary heart at rest. Feo;
pie had whispered that he had been a
hard, stern, even a cruel man. lie might
have been so to iho world, but to his
motherless child he was ever kind.
The expression of the dead man's face
reminded Milly of her tad promise. She
half fancied that the white lips moved as
il to form the words she bad So lately spo
ken " Promise that you will not spare
my memory, but do what justico demands
Half an hour afterward Milly was seated
at her father's desk, rending over and over
ag.iin, with herwhito face and compressed
lip, a letter addressed to herself in her
father's hand writing. And in the next
room, which the old nurse had solemnly
darkened, was stifling in death, tho lines
on his rigid face growing sterner and
sterner, making him look even harsher
than he had in life. Without, the storm
having spent its fury, was moaning and
sobbing drearily but through all and
over all,- ivas the sound of the waver dash-
ling fiercely, madly on the beach.
Uut Milly saw nothing, heard nothing
but that terrible secret, which the letter
had revealed. Tho familiar sigh's and
sounds within the house, the storm and
the raging sea outside, even that terribly
unfamiliar sight in ' ihe next room, was
nothing to l.cr nothing when compared
with iho secret of her father's life.
Over and over again she read the letter
beginning with, "To my dearly beloved
daughter," and ending with his signature,
lvich word in it, even the smallest was
weighed separately, until the reader again
readied the name at the bottom. In 1 1 so
foimal phraseology, and the clear, dis
tinct hand wriiing of the dead mau, was
the following traced:
"J, Alexander Mason, being of a sane
mind, and bu'.icving that Heaven has
heard my prayers and will soon put a
merciful ending to my life, do solemnly
affirm to the truth of the following:-'
Twenty years ago, i was.ajawyer, ptritg
gling for competence. , Though I was
slric.ily honest, and never descended to
any meanness, am 1 had consequently
gained a good character, yet fortune was
aiow to come to me. I was not over
young, and therefore beheld with a keen
disappointment the years passing on,
-vhioh I had once fondly hoped would
bring mo fame and wealth. In the build
ing which I occupied was another law
yer's office lower down-than my own, tho
occupant of which I was onco very inti
mate with. Jioth poor and friendless,
both striving for the same object. Fred
ei:ck Vale ami myself became fast friends
even our j jys and sorrows were shared
in common. In may respects our fates
were alike wo had both known poverty
in our younger days, and we had been
friends at school, at college had gained
the same honors, and were at the time ot
which 1 write, both struggling for a live
lihood. "It happened one day that a man came
to my oflice to abuse me for something1
that I had said or done in a case in which
I had been engaged. I did not pay much
attention to his words, believing them to
be the ravings of an angry man, and of
not much importance. Finally, when
nothing else could move me. he taunted
mo with my obscure birth and poverty
he even struck me contemptuously. Then
I could bear it no longer, but rising sud
denly, felled him like au ox to tho ground.
The blow killed him, though, Heaven
knows, I did not mean it should the next
instant I would have given worlds if 1 had
them, to have brought my victim back to
life. But he was dead even my slight
medical skill told mo that; and in agony I
turned away from the glassy, staring eyes
which seemed to reproach mo for the deed
I had committed. A thousand thoughts
1- .1 lUr.uli -.-r lyl'ttwt Willi llm iflt.-ii .1 1 .
of lightning. I saw myself dishonored,
lying in a prison cell, while my wile and
child were dying a horrible death of star
vation. I saw my -name a common by
word all over my native land and last of
all, J saw mysell dying a disgraceful death
on tho gallows. One way of safety sug
gested itself to me, but by taking it I
should commit another great wrong of par
allel enormity with this my first crime.
But I could not resist the temptation aud
consequently at an hour when I knew
Fredrick was absent from his office, I re
moved the body from my apartment into
his. I wished to iix the suspicion of the
murder upon liirn, and I succeeded ad
mirably. He was arrested, but owing to
the absence of some link in the chain of
evidence, ha was anquitted, without the
real murderers being brought to light.
But though Fredrick went forth'a free man
the taint of murder hung about him.
People shunned him, he became terribly
poor, his wifo died of broken heart, " his
own health' failed and he became a misera
ble broken down man.
"I, on the other hand grew rich and
famous, without a single effort on my part.
But wealth and fame brought me no hap
piness on the contrary, I suffered the
most exquisite agony. I declare before
Heaven, that no" punishment that I may
suffer hereafter can equal that vhich I
have already endured.
"To my daughter, who lains my crims
paper, I leave the solemn .iakbig
to those who I have wron 'he
para!ion that lies in my t To the
dead I can make no rep1 out the
living I may yet benefit by nission
of my crime. Every year !hj fatal
event, 1 have sent anonyz. Fred
rick Vale a sum of money- has kept
him above want, but has ocd him
in comfort. f '
"I do therefore pray and :! of ray
daughter, to seek out the i ! ..oo of the
said Fredei ick Vale, and t "tint him
with all the particulars w'. tvo enu
merated, that he mny-recnoMa..i.oni'himsef
the stain of murder, and &x' it. upon the
rightful ones. I do moreover' desire that
my daughter, having' reservod for herself
a sufficient competence, shall convey to
tho said Frederick Val and his heirs, all
llie residue of my properly, as a small
atonement for tbe years ot misery wlncli
my crime has brought on him. In con
clusion, I would humbly ask his forgive
ness, and pray him to be merciful to my
"And my daughter, my good, kind,
faithful daughter, may she also forgive me
for the doom which I have brought upon
her. I know she will not falter in the
right path, but will pursue it unshrink
ingly to the end. But let her remember,
whatever is her portion, that Heaven is
merciful, even though men are not."
Milly could not tell bow long sho sat
with the letter before her, learning the
words by heart, and endeavoring to com
prehend the extent of her wietchedness
but sho was aroused by the voice of her
old nurse, saying something about the
"What did you say?" asked Milly, vacantly.
"1 said that h stormed badly now, and
that there wore some poor unfortunate men
in the water, that they are trying to save.
They are the crew of that schooner that
went upon the rocks."
"I will go down upon the beach," said
Milly, lising with sudden energy.
"5ut it storms hard, dearl"
"1 don't care for the storm, I must go."
And as Milly spoke, she carefully locked
up the fatal letter, and put on her shawl
" Then lei me go with you," said the
old lady,- hurrying after her.
There was a miscellaneous cr--d upon
tho beach one siern group of fishermen
stood closedown to iho water, wliich came
rolling up with a terrific sound. There
was a look in their faces, as they glanced
"Then call upon me for any service, as
yon would upon a father. My name i
Frederick Vale, and "
"What did you say?" cried Milly, in
terrupting him, whild every trace of color
had left her face..
"I said my name was Frederick Vale."
"Then this is for you," said Milly,
handing to him the letter, and crouching
timidly back in a corner.
lie read it over onco or twice, then
threw it down upon the table and walked
across tho room in an ungo rnable rage,
muttering to himself:
"J ustice at last but it comes too late to
bring back what ia lost. But at least I
may remove myself from tho suspicion
under which I have always lived and my
From tho Cincinnati (.niello.
Auolfrer Orpiily Blnrshul ITiiKic n
The conspiracy by wliich CadwalUder
Wallace, Jr., who murdered John Godfif y
at Chillieothe, escaped fiom the Ross
County Jail is being divulged. It will be
remembered that Wallace shot Godfrey iti
tho street, on account of his demurring at
getting out of a waggon in which they were
riding, to give place to some girl of the
town. llo escaped some mouths ago
mysteriously. Nelson Mct'ollislcr, an ac
complice in the conspiracy, has recently
divulged the whole aii'air. It seems thai
young Wallace enlisted llie eervaat girl of
the iJepu'y Shenif Ross, and diu took a
man named Lony- into ilm plan, and one
I'afctit Sermon on I'l lie's IVuli.
tr, ,1.11 l. I I . I It J . '
ri,,,, M.,o, sunn ua no more pon.ieu 'jut n- infill. Willie UOSS Was HUHCnt the IIIITjII
1 . .1-11 1.1.1 til" . I
. jiiuiuc.ct! n t;i..iu. x eniapa lite coviitro.
thought I should spare him when ho was
in the grave, but I will not I am not too
oUl lor revenge."
The old man had forgotten that he was
not alone. In his hurried walk across the
room ho stumbled over Milly.
"How dare you. remain here?" said he
"I have a right here until lie is buried.
Then I will go off and endeavor to earn my
living that is, if any one will give work
to a niurderer's child! All this properly
belongs to you I will not touch a cent of
"Child, who did -ou say was not
buried?" said the old man, in a whisper.
"Come and see," and Milly led iho way
iulo tho presence of the dead.
The gray-haired man gazed long and
earnestly on the face of his early friend,
and then silently sank down on the floor.
"Child," said he, after a loir' muse.1
T H- O O tl.-.f - .'--. I I" Ji.a r. ... I.'.... ,1,,. I
H'll JUJ?.ll JtlU 1IOIT. 1 Ul IIIW
Sake of tho love I once bore him, I ex. do
him no harm now his memory is sucied
to me. What ifiatteis it if the world be
lieves me guilty, as long as lam not guilty
at heart? Thereforo i will destroy the
fatal letter, and the world shall bo noun
the wiser. And you, if you will, shall be
my daughter, and I wiU endeavor to sup
ply as far as I can his place to you. Shall
it be so, my child?"
"es, my second father," and Milly
also knelt down by the dead. In the door
way was a shadow, and Milly looking up,
saw standing reverently on tho threshold,
the stranger whom she had seen tho day
A j'oar afterward in the same season of
the year, there was a bridal tho daugh
ter of Alexander Mason had married the
son of Frederick Valo. There wa.s n
intently off upon, the ..warfrlii3. the -wed-
doors were opt nod and Wuliaoo escaped.
A ,lew moments alier the girl raised an
outcry, and the citizens found her with
her eyes bandaged and hands bound, and
generally acting I ho part of having been
overcome by force. Suspicion attached
to the Deputy Sheriff, and the party or
gans improved the occasion to lament that
BV DOW, JR.
At tho request of brother S. M. Kerr.
Phoenix Ranch?, near Bango, I will
moddla with tho following:
"Wh"r do hen scrnlvh, dn r she sped to find do hu'j".
My Heauers: 1 am informed that a
dark eomplexioiied preichor in Columbus.
Oiiio, onco took the ah vo for a textatid
proved from ii that our first parents f.'ll
from an apple tree into a mud-hole, which
caused their first born to be as black as
your hat. I am afraid my colored oo
laborcjjias made nnu m i:v..e out of it than
I can, for, luni it eve, n H it upon end,
prea-l it out after nil, this old rooster
don't find much to pi.'k a!.
In the liist place, my brethren, I will
propound a pious con U nullum "Why .-tie
men liko watches?" Because you nuht
look inside of them for their good quali
ties, and judge of them by their 'works.'
Well, my brethren, the work of m-u
and women in genual, consists, for the
most part, in scratching, and the prospect
ooiiii it. aiiucrain, uie uemocrauo cauui-1 ot n ixg un is the incentive. l oil may
inu had not Deeii elecletl m plaM ol the, notice, my brethren, that whenever a lien
how thoroughly they were wftfTtop I in
tho scene betoro them. live naming
torches which thej bore, while' they re
vealed the expression of the faces, also
showed one man with a rope twisted about
him, evidently watching a favorable mo
ment to go out to the assistance of the
poor wretches clinging to the spars. The
various fires on tho beach showed other
groups of men and women, all attracted
hither by the horror and anxiety which
human life in jeopardy spontaneously calls
forth. Away from the fires and the torches,
an iulenso gloom prevailed, and in this
gloom, a few yards from tho cottage, stood
Milly and her companion, regardless of
the rain drops and the wind, which threat
ened to sweep them away. The man with
the rope about him was struggling with
ihe waves, when there came suddenly from
the men on the spars, a long despaiiing
"They are perishing, will no one save
them?" cried Milly, starting forward, with
a vague idea of throwing herself into the
Some one came rushing from the gloom
beh'iid them, and in a moment more, Milly
saw by the light of the torches on the wa
ter's edire, an athletic looking stranger,
wildly snatching from one of the fishermen
a rope,and plunging into the surf. I
A time of awful suspense followed, and i
then two dripping men were drawn upon
the beach then others who had battled
with tho waves, some with and some with
out a burden, were cast from tho surf.
But tho stranger was gone a 6hout
aroso that he was drowned. Five minutes
passed, a lime which seemed an-eternity
lo Milly, who had taken a strange interest
in the fate ot the missing .man, and then
another shout arose a shout of triumph,
for the stranger had gained the shore,
bearing in his arms an old gray-headed
man. The young man soon recovered from
his exhaustion, but he whom he ,i,iU
. i . .i . fj . --
went around among tho various groups,
that the two were father and son; but i,
did not reach the ears of Milly, for she
was following the group, who bore the old
man to her cottage. It was the nearest
house upon the beach, and the easiest of
access, but some of the little band paused
as they came near to the door, tor there
had been a rumor abroad that afternoon,
that the master of the house was dead. .
"Bring him in," said Milly, who un
derstood their hesitation, "and we will en
deavor to restore him." The young
stranger threw a grateful look upon her
as 6he stood speaking in the doorway, and
then carefully bore his father oyer the
A clear mild day succeeded that of the
storm. But the coast for miles around
bore witness of the terrific conflict of the
elements. Milly was seated in hor fa
ther's library, when there came a knock
at the door. ; She crushed tho fatal letter
in her hand at the sound, and waited for:
the appearance of her visitor. It was the
gray-ha:red old man, whom she had re
stored to life. "I came to bid you good
bye my child but before 1 go let me ask
you if I can be of any service to you,
though I cannot repay you for nil the ser
vice you have been to me. You seem
"I am desolate," said Milly, with aery
ding, and foremost nth id the group was a
white-haired man. who blessed God for
Republican, when all Biich ntl.iir.- would
have been avoided.
It appears also that tho father of Wal
lace, who ii a wealthy man, had ellected
a bargain with this same Anderson and
George S. Baker, city marshal of C'hilli
cothe, to liberate the prisoner; but while
they were at his houso concluding the
plan, young Wallace appeared, having got
the start of them; therefore these conspira
tors got. no mony.
As in all well regulated plays there was
an under plot in this, in which moro wo
men were concerned, and tli 19 under plot
was the means of divulging the affair. A
young ciliy-eii of tho placo was intimate
with the sisU-rsof McCollister. Anderson
also' visited these; (he young man was
jcalofts; ono night when Anderson was
coming, ho secreted himselfand overheard
him tell one of tho giiU his plan for the
escapo of Wallace. Subsequently lie
makes a scratch, the nlvvays gives a pick;
but whether she guts a bug at every dip m
very unco; tain. 1 imagine not. Xever
lhe!'?ss, "when) tho hen scratches, the to
s'.e expects to find a bug."
Expectation is one tiling you know, ny
fi b lids, and finding another. You may
turn over many a stone in thi? wot Id, and
find no bug after all. Phrenologicallv
speaking, tho human head is one vaa'o
bump ol expectation, and nothing else.
There are various sorts of bugs, gentle
men, in this buggy sphere. There tiro
big bugs, little bugs, tumble bugs, strad
dle bugs, bed bugs, hum bugs, and bug
bears. But you needn't scratch around
much to find any of these; for they are
everywhere thicker than skippers in a
three year old cheese.
To find the bug you so earnestly desire,
requires dilligent scratching; and if by so
doing you don't happen to catch it, you
tireatened Anderson to divulgo unless he can comfort yourself with iho reflection
paid hjm 81000. Anderson being short that you put in your best licks, and it
gave him Ids noto for the amount, and ought to have been yours. If a young
look a written pledge of secrecy. The man takes a girl around to see his shows,
noto matured and was not taken up. Fi- , feeds her with tit-bits, and buys her pretty
nally it was settled by Anderson paying I calicoes, her title lo a lass is undisputed
"5160, and the papers were canceled, but "for w here a hen scratches, there she
third party had been called in, and he is j expects to find a hug."
now a wiines. Iho case is bolore the
Grand Jury of Ross county.
John R." Anderson is the same Deputy
U. S. Marshal who figured so conspicu
ously Itf the T Connelly case.'in Cincinnati,
in 1857, and is paid to bo the individual
who shot the poor negro fugitive in the
having given him in his declining years i buildinn- on Vine street. II is said to be
A EStblicul ISeitutsaliioii.
Mr. Lord, who is now residing in Illi
nois, was a short time since riding from
Jacksonville to. Peoria, in that State, and
as he was passing a small hut by the road
side, he noticed a shaggy-headed boy of
about eight years of age, with largo eyes
and no hat, dressed in a worn-out pair of
his father's trousers, trying to balhtnce
himself on the splintered top of a hickory
More for the purpose of breaking the
monotony of riding all day without speak
ing, than to gain information, Mr. Liord
reined his horse up to the fence and ex
"My little boy, can you fejTme how far j 111 rep
it is to Sangamon Bottom?" 'j'0
The boy poised himself on ono leg,
the ono who, upon being defeated last fall
as the Administration candidate for Sheriff
of Boss county, was consoled by "J. B ,"
wlrj gave him a contract for manufactu
ring munitions of war at Portsmouth, O.;
and ho is tho chap of whom the Chilli
cotho "Advertiser" said, if he "had been
elected, young Wuliaoo never would have
Tho Court is in session, and Anderson
has given bad for his appearance from day
iivcrntr Ctiasc in t atifoiuiu
A gentleman now residing iu California.
j but who formerly lived in one of the Eas?
tern States, writing, to a friend in tjis city
in regard to tho next Republican candidate
The bug that you aro all after, my
brethren, is the gold bug, but lack a day,
how many of you scratch in vain! yet it
i3 found ina manure heap as well as in
auriferous p'acos. The farmer turns il up
with his plow, and the i.rnrdener with his
epiide; and yet, thousands keep scratching
here and there witkout finding any bug.
A few months ago hundreds cf you fell
to scratching FrtiZ' t-'s River, expecting to
find a mighty big bug. Well, you
scratched, and scratched and sciatched;
and what did you turn out at last? a
monslious humbug! .You got frightened
anil scrabbled for home a vast sig.it. moro
buggy than you went r"for tvhero the
hen scratches, there she expects to find a
Let me make another application of my
text, my brethren. Beware of an oily
tongucd, sycophnnied friend who is ever
ready to do you ;i small favor who pro
fesses a willingness to serve you at all
times who praises you as tho lox did tho
cow; for while he is "squizzing" himself
into your good graces, lie has an eye on
Your nurse yourself forgetting for the
nnnn0,I la lor.ra At an tii llmii1 it. i.t.mt ov. I '1 all Willi llie HOI !1 1 Hilt h Ml Ol Llo Ve l'llO!'
t . .J. VI.V. ,.1. ,f . .., .
V'i.it:':, iui mioni, , inuou ii'iio... iirr
eems in many respects the man for us. sr
"California could not be better pleased ! moment that "where the hen scratches,
tent, and remied
"'Bout six miles, I reckon."
"Do you live in th.-.t houso?" inquired
"L reckon," was the reply.
"Do you enjoy yourself out here in the
"What ails your pants?"
"Toio 'em," was the laconic answer.
Finding that he had hold of a genius
that could not be pumped, Mr. Lord
turned bis head to depart, but in return
was now hailed by the boy, who, iu a
comical, half-reluctant tone, exclaimed
"What mout your name be,?"
"Lord," was tho reply.
Tho boy here grinned all over, even to
the wrinkles in hn father s trousers, and
seemed hardly able to express a broad
m. ii4 oclu. j'lvtwcu, - emu mi.. JC . . Jgr
"perhaps you never heard the name be
fore." "Yes, I have," replied the youngster;
"I've heard lots read about you!"
Lord put spurs to his horse, nd says
that even thoughts to which tho incident
gave rise, were not sufficient to keen him
from snickering throughout the rest of
there she expects to find a bug
My friends, how uneasy is tho immor
tal mind iu its pent up prison of clay?
How it seems to exult in its freedom
Well known and tiied in '.lie several re
sponsible offices' ho has aheady filled wi'h while winging its way to yon azure field of
credit, he would con.ru in. 1 the j light and gloiy, or wandering among the
Western vote, and New England would go 1 green old bowers of 1 1 : " -i. while none
for him cn masse. Ho could, with a j but itsel :' is permitted : .Mans,
proper second on tho ticket, command What then must be delight, when
Peiinylvani iand Missouri an 1 New Yolk, released from its tkriidom .of flesh, and no
I can only hope ho will be nominated. j l-uigcr dependent on bread, beef and poia
lie will command me. heart, voice and l toes.
i hand in tho contest. The Republican ' Tho dav will come when liberty, such
party in California was never in better as monais nave never yet Known, win i;a
heart than now; they have fought agamst blissfully realized in the eternal sphere,
the combined influence of Federal and I there "where the lion sciatches, there sho
Xlie Work of llie Dogs.
We give below the work of the dogs in
s-ix counties in Ohio. In wool growing
regions in other portions of the State, the
"work" has been equally well performed
by the canines:
Jn Greene county, sheep killed by dogs
1,269; value 82,429; injured C20; value
In Summit county, sheep killed by dogs
C29; valuo S 1,729; injured 907; value
In . Muskingum, sheep kill hy dogs
1,20(5; value i$2,484; injured 786; value
In Champaign county, 632 sheep were
killed in 1058 by dogs, nnd 6U1 injured,
involving a loss of $2,189.
Tho sheep killed by dog3 in Lorain
county in 1008, numbered 432, of tho value
of 92 1 ; injured 1 5G; valuo .S093.
During thfe year 1850, there were killed
Statu patronage, which is nowhere in the
Union felt as here, ever since the forma
tion of the party, and it does cheer us to
see tho gallant manner :n which State af
ter State hr.s filed into line from Mane to
Tim wil--'' "f ,T'- -, :- 1 1 1;" -
Whig ot tho Harrison and Henry Clay
school. St'ite Journal.
expects to find a bug." So mole it be.
recently was engaged iu tho active scenes , becn on n preaching tour down er
rJ of life. May we so like, that ifcalled ud- I recen. jy, and an exchange adverting to ll
He ts Dead. Yes tho friend who
was by our side but yesterday whose
laugh was as loud as our own, and whose
spirits were as light as the most active
is now dressed in the habiliments of the
tomb. His voice will enliven no more
no more will his presence cheer no more
will joy and gladness spring up in ihe hearts
of those who were wont to be relieved from
the benevolence of his heart. . He is dead!
He has looked his last on field and flower
Bpokcn the last kind word aud given 1J19
last kiss of affection.
The flowers of spring will wither upon
his ave the birds will ing above his
resting placo, and the merry voices of
children will float upon the air but Iho
sleeper will not awake till the sound of
the archangel's trump shall call the dead
lo life. May wo learn a useful lesson
from t!.A tc.n'ilpii denai-tare of ono W ho SO
denly from iho pursroj of time, wo may
be prepared for the beljr World where the
weary are forever at rc
iC-iT'Tho Washinglcffl correspondent an
nounces that Mr. Buchanan will soon ap-
in Lake county, by dogs, 412 sheep, valued j pear in a new character." IIo should by
a( 713. There were also KM) sheep in-jail means his old one ? worn out. -jurel
at 140. .'juinriilc Journal.
Finnic ol liic Sic&lcs Case.
Mr. Daniel E. Sickles, having fully
succeeded in establishing a vile reputation
for his wife, and in proclamiug her shamo
..... - -t,TlT IIP-
fitiod his own status by resuming his
marital relations with thai person. On all
the tragic and heroic scenes, of which Mr.
Sickles was the hero, a few mon . is since,
at Washington the exhibitions of frantic
grief, the murderous revenge, the heart
rending separation, and tho public mani
festations of sympathy nnd applause this
is a perfectly intelligible and conclusive
comment. The final act has undoubtedly
cost him his last personal and political
friend, as it has removed him forever, of
course, from even the maudlin sympathy
of "clerical snpcs,"and of the chivalrous
believers in such "female purity," as sub
sists only through tho protection of en
raged husbands. Yet this reconciliation
need .not di-appoint those who closely ob
served tho conduct and character of Sick
les, and rightly estimated hi motives.
The linalo is in keeping wiih tho entire
t'rama. (Hn. Gazette.
jtSTMrs. Antoinette Brown Elackwell,
ly, and an exchange adverting to tlu
matter say: " there was a smilo upon-'
Iho audience when iho Rev. Mrs. Black- '
well Brown; or Brown Blackwell, in rend
ing her 6eteotion of Scripture in the Musio
Hall pulpit, Boston, last Sunday came to
tho following passage.
When 1 was a child I spake as a child,
I understooittas a child; but when I be--i
;i:no a mm T put awav childii.li thing','