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VOLUME III. POMEROY, MEIGS COUNTY, OHIO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1860. NUMBER 48
I. A. r LASTS. L. AtH
PLANTS - PAINK,
Attorney and Counselors at Law, Pomeroy,
Office in Edward's Building.
a. a. ucmntr. t. . rrT
BURN AP t STAIf BEHT.
Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Particular
'attention said to the collection of claims. Of
fice on Front street, at the head of Steamboat
Landing, a few doors east of the Gibson House
Pomeroy, 0. 2-38-ly .
a. a. 1KQWLU. . e. . oaviK.
KIOWLEI . GBOsTEHOB,
Attorneys at Law, Athens, Athens County, 0,
will attend the several Courts of Meigs County,
on the first day of each term. Office at the
"Gibson House." 2-36-ly
. - HARTIN HATS, ; -
Attorney-at-Law, Harrieonville, Meigs Co., O,
-will promptly attend to all business that may
fee entrusted to his care, in the several State
Court of Qhio,and in the U. S. Court for the
Korthern and Southern Districts of Ohio. 1 -Z
V. B. OLVBH. I- (. TSWSSKKD.
Attorneys at Law. W. R. Golden's Office in
.Athens, On and L. 8. Townsend's in Pageville,
.Meigs Co, O. Prompt attention given to the
-collection of claims, and other business en
'trusted to them. , 2-46-1 y
. .-v VPETEB LAHBRECHT,
Wtffchmaker & Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jew
dkrljr !iud Fancy Articles, Court street, below
On s&w Banking House, Pomeroy. Watches,
3eka!bai Jewelry carefully repaired on short
W. A. AICHKK,
auad Jeweler, and wholesale and
Batches, Clocks, Jewelry ana
SWv Goo. , eti, below Uie "Kerning
FlieTU;7ft ir.rtimiUr attentioi
tom nous, x. . . , mi;n.
pa'kt to repnin s " ,;. .
: : .wraTK8irEf
Man-fceure of d if
.doors atoM b.idge- The fcestoffH
ork, fcr Ladies and QegUemen, mode tooer.
-. KcUITIGO .WITH, " .
leather Deal- d Finders, Cour8tS
Joors beVrw the Bank, and ophite Bvsnch s
:Store, Pssaewy, O. . '
- nVGAMmtXTS SAXaT COKPAHT. - -
alttweikt cents per bushel. Office nvr
the Fsce. U-l) C GRANT, AgenU
. POOEBOT SAI.T COMPA3ST.
Salt twenty-fiTO cents per busbeL
. - D1BSKT SAM-COMPAHY, ! ,
Coalport. Salt twenty- ve cents per bushel
for country trade. - G. W. COOPEB, See'y.
. .. ISAAC PiaBBf
CloUiier, Grocer and Dry Goods Dealer, first
store abTS a E. Donnallys, near the Boiling
Mill, Pomeroy, O. Country MerchanU are re
spectfully requested to call and examine nty
stock cf Groceries, as I am confident that I
cannot be undersold. . ' 1-23
Painter and Glaxier, back room of P. Lam
.breeht's Jewelry Store, west sido Court street,
romeroy, O. ;'
Saddle, Harness and Trunk Manufac
turer. Front street, three doors below
Court, Pomeroy, will execute all work en
trusted to his care with neatness and dispatch
Saddles gotten up In the neatest style. 1-32 -
Carriage ft " Wagon Manufacturer,
Fmnt. street first corner below the
Rollins- Milt Ponieroy, O. All articles in
line' of business manufactured
rates, and they are especially recommended for
Blacksmith, back of the Bank Building,
Pomeroy, O. Farming Tools, Shorel
Plows. Mattocks, Hoes, to, on hand and
made to order. Horse Shoeing and all kin
af Job Work done to order : Jan. 8. 3-1
B.ICBD. STBWAAD. OH P. GIUILAX.
STEWARD 4l GUVLUVAW.
This firm have located in the old stand of B. F.
Stivers, on Front Street, few doors below
Nye's Saw-MilL , Horse-shoeing, Ironing
Wagons and Buggies, and all kinds of jobbing
-work done in a satisfactory manner, at moder
ate rates. .,' :. .' .1 , - - , . loV31rly-3,
.'-; ' c -w. aoss,
Tainter, Glaxier, and Iaper Hanger, Pomeroy,
Paper put on at. from 12 to 15 c'ts per bolt,
according to quality. Orders left at Telegraph
Printing Office promptly attended to. lt-2m ,
. - - WM. ttVUT, -Tailor,
Front street, a few doors west of Court,
. Pomeroy, O. Men and Boy's clothes made to
order; also, cutting done. As I have a .No. 1
sowing machine, my, facilities for doing work
are complete. . 8-20-ly :
FRANK COOPEB, -
Stone Mason ft Bricklayer. Residence in.
John Lance's Building, near the Catholic Church.
Dressed and. Babble stone work executed in
the best manner also, Bricklaying Cementing,
&c, done at reasonable prices. . Work war
ranted. - ? 8-24-ly
' . A. KOHX, -
Dealer in and Manufacturer of TTaibrel
.as. . He holds himself in readiness to
make Umbrellas to order, or repair old
ones in the most substantial manner. i He will
also buy worn-out Umbrellas at liberal prices.
Shop on Linn street, north of Smith's Shoe
Store. 1 -" ' ; ''
' He would also inform the public that he pre
pares a SALVE, which he will warrant equal
to any in use, for the cure of Felons, Catarrhs,
Burns, Bruises, Sprains, Cuts, Salt Rheum,
Ring 'Worm, Rheumatism, White Swellings,
and many other diseases of the kind. ' Price.
25 cents per Box. Jan. 3, 18G0. 3-ltf-
THOS. H. DAWSON
Holds himself in readiness to repair Aecordeons
and Flutiaas. ' Keys inserted, and instruments
put in good order. Charges moderate. By
leaving orders at George loachim's Store, a few
-door above Donnally's, they will receive
.prompt attention. . " 330-tf
BQTTo Teachees, The Board of School Ex
aminers' for' Meigs County will meet on the
first Saturday of each month, at the Court
House, in Pomeroy, for' the examination of
Teachers.-; 1 -."..''..'''."
Examination to commence at 10 o'clock A.
M and continue till 4i P. L
tSTNo Teacher need apply at such exami
nation who has a certificate valid for three
months from the date of said application.
'.By order of the Board.
... Jan. 1860. II. C. WATERMAN, Clerk.
BLANK. REPORTS can be procured by ap
plying to the Board, or at the "Telegraph" of
ffce. JOHN ELBE NY M. D.,
HOMOEOPATHIST, AND HTDROPATHIS'f,
tenders his professional services to the
citizens of romeroy and vicinity.
OFFICE, in John Geyer's Building, (for
merly Jacob Neitxling's,) on Sycamore street,
learly opposite Lowry's Tin Shop, Poiueroy, (.
? Otfice Hours Till 9 o'clock A. M from 1
to 3 o'clock, and from 7 to 8 o'clock P. M.
Gffice Prescriptions, from 25 cents upward,
for cash. V . .. . ' . ; 1 June 2( '57, tf
3S0AP A XV CAUDLE
TIHE SUBSCRIBER HAS THE PLEASURE
to announee to the citizens Of Pomeroy and
vicinity, that he has opened a shop on Sugar
(Run, near the .tannery, where he will manu
facture, and -keep eonetantly en hand, any ar
tiole in his line of business; and we feel assured
ithat we can .give satisfaction' to all who may
favor us with a call.
$T. All orders attended to as soon ar pos
sible. MV11 UX.KK.
romeroy, 1-1. if
Igonwog Witthl Mejgragh
T. A. PLANTS & CO.
Office in Brat story of "Edw arks' Building," aeai
the 'Sugnr Ron Stone Bridge Pomeroy, Ohio.
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In connection with our Newspaper Estab-
usnment, we nave a complete Job Office. We
are therefore prepared to execute
PLAIN MD ORNAMENTAL JOB WORK,
Such as Posters, Programmes, Bills of Lading,
. "till Heads, Business and Visiting
Cards, Blanks, &c. at
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.7e call the special attention of this commu
nity to the above proposition, and desire an in
vestigation of our work and prices.
T. A. PLANTS & Co..
BiKAki Biiriat. ws. r. liTnicm.
DANIEL & RATH BURN,
BAKTK BLOCK, Pomeroy, O.
Collections made and promptly remitted; Busi
. neos paper discounted; buy and sell
Exchange, Gold and Siiver
Coin, Uneurrent Money
Land Warrants, &c.
F-0 K E I G N EXCHANGE:'
For sale in sums to suit. We are prepared to
draw direct on London, Liverpool, Swansea,
Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam,
Baden-Baden, and other cities in Europe. Also,
Money inheritances collected in very part
Money received on deposit, and interest al
lowedon time deposits, at rate agreed upon.
Jan. 17. 2-3-ly
THE undersigned would respectfully an
nounce that he has become the proprietor
of the "Premium Marble Works," of Racine,
and will eoutiniM the business under the su
pervision of Mr. J. L. Wallar, at Racine,
wkh a branch at the house formerly occupied
by Judge Irvin as a law office, at the west
end of Sugar Run Bridge, in Pomeroy. By a
prompt attention to business and the produc
tion of superior work, he intends to merit,
and hopes to receive, a liberal patronage from
the citizens of Meigs and adjoining counties.
Call and examine his stock before purchasing
elsewhere. . J. V. SMITH.
Sept. 7, I860. 35-tf
(Late of the Firm of Stevenson, Bowen & Nesniith J
M. WILLIAMSON, & CO.
Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers in
425 Market & 4li Commerce Sts. ;
O. H. WILSON,
Bet 4th ft 5th North side
S. M. ANDERSON,
H. C. POTTER,
March 1, '69.
Z. L. EISNER
JJAS just received a fine lot of ; :
MEN AND BOY'S CLOTHING,
" Consisting of Dress, Business and Overcoats,
of the latest styles and of every quality. Pants,
Vests, Shirts, Cravats, &c., on hand, at prices
that cannot fail to suit, either at wholesale or
Store under the "Gibson House," Pomeroy, O.
Sept. 28, I860. 88-6m
SAW & PLANING MILL.
DAVIS & BBO., Mason City, Va.,
DEALERS In Lnmber iu the rough, and Mannfaeta
rare of Flooring, Ceiling and Wealherboardinr.
Planing of all kiuda done, and lumber sawed .to
order; also keep constantly oa band Sash, Doors.
Blinds, Lath and Shijglea. Our cash prices for
dressed Lam bar are as follows: .
Yellow Pine Flooring per thousand .- - 9-38 00
White ...' - - S4 50
Ceiling - - - - . - 30 00
Weatberboarding per hundred feet - 1 25
AU orders addressed to Pomeroy P. O. will receive
prompt attention. fumy 15, 'UU 19-ly
LANDS FOR SALE.
THE undersigned offers FOR SALE, on rea
sonable terms, and in lots to suit pur
chasers, all the lands in Meigs county, and ad
joining counties, belonging to the estate of Na-
uum Ward, late of Marietta, Ohio, deceased.
Title indisputable. WM. 8. WARD,
Executor on the estate of
Marietta, O, May 80, '60. 23 Nahum Ward.
UNION LAW COLLEGE
LOCATED AT CLEVELAND, O.
SESSIONS commence on the 25th day of Au
gust, 15th day of December and 7th day of
April. Students may enter at any term with
equal profit. The College is authorized to
confer all degrees. Upon graduating, students
receive the degree of Bachelor of Laws, and
may be admitted to practice without further
examination. For Circular, address
Dec. 6, 1859. 19-ly M. A. KING.
DRUGGIST AND APOTHECARY,
DEALER IS OILS, PAINTS, BRUSHES,
Varnishes, Dyestuffs, Perfumery, '
and Fanoy Articles,
Front Street. Pomeroy. Ohio. -
Prescriptions carefully put up. Jan. 9.-2-2.
F. B, BIHKUD ARFEIl,
At tJie head of Steajiiboat JaihiIoij,
Trout Street, Tpineroy, Qiao-
TIME ...... 3 6r
One square STOema. 1 00 1 7ft
Two squares, - - 9 Of i J 85
One-fourth column S 7 00
One. half column. 7 SO 9 OR
Three-fourths do., 10 00 19 00
One rolomn, - - 18 09 15 00
THE HIVEK PATH.
BY JOHN G. WHITT1KB.
No bird-song floated down the hill,
The. tangled bank below was still ;
No rustle from the birchen stem,
No ripple from the water's hem.
The dusk of twilight round us grew,
We felt the falling of the dew s
For, from us, ere the day was done,
The wooded hills shut out the sun. '
But on the river's farther side,
We saw the hilltops glorified
A tender glow, exceeding fair,
A dream of day without its glare ;
With us the damp, the chill, the gloom i
With them the sunset's rosy bloom ;
While dark, through willowy vistas seen 1
The river rolled in shade between.
From out the darkness where we trod,
We gazed upon those hills of God,
Whose light seemed not of morn or sun,
We spake not, but our heart was one.
We paused, as if from that bright shore,
Beckoned our dear ones gone before :
And stilled our beating heart to hear,
The voices lost to mortal ear I .
Sudden our pathway turned from night;
The hills swung open to the light;
Through their green gates the sunshine showed:
A long, slant splendor flowed.
Down glade and glen and bank it rolled ;
It bridged the shaded stream with gold ;
And borne on piers of mist, allied,
The shadowy with the sunlit side I
" So," prayed we, when our feet draw near
The river, dark with mortal fear,
And the night cometh chill with dew,
0 Father I let thy Jight break through I
So let the hills of doubt divide,
So bridge with faith the sunless tide !
So let the eyes that fail on earth,
On Thy eternal hills look forth ;
And in Thy beckoning angels know, - -
The dear ones whom we loved below !
Aunt Kissy Yields for Once.
"Kesiah, are you most ready?"
"In a minute, Zeke."
"What in the deuce is in the woman?'
said Uncle, as he fidgeted at the foot of
the stairs, waiting for his sister No
wonder he thought something was the
matter, for never before, in all his mor
tal life, did he remember to have had to
wait for Aunt Kissy. -
"Most half past nine, Kissy " shouted
he again, up the stairs, at the same time
lifting up his left foot, and examining
the sole of his boot, which was begin
ning to show grinning pees. "I declare
br't'J gaicLhe to . himself, "there is no use
in buying these ready made boots.
Well, I can kill two birds with one
stone. 1 11 put on niv t'others. and
eave these at Dobbins, as I pro down to
-yiuy, iea.e, wno ever saw you m
such a hurry before, since the world
was made? I just thought I would hunt
up a bundle of things, for them children,
that I ve been saving up; maybe they d
hurried out to the neat, softly cushioned
come in play," said Aunt Kissy, as she
two-horse, covered carriage, into which
she pitched a huge carpet-bag, and fol
lowed it herpelf, with a bound.
Uncle Zeke was soon beside her, and
the brownies trotted off at the rate of six
miles an hour. There was
curious on hand.
"I've been thinking, said Uncle,
(whoh! ffhoh! there Nellie; so, so!) I've
been thinking, Kissy, whether, (ahem!
'm 'm!) this chill air makes me hoarse.
I've been thinking whether it wouldn't
be a good idea, for you and I, to take a'
couple of them little ones'
"We! exclaimed Aunt Kissy, "vou
and me, 'Zekiel! why, I've heard you
say a thousand times, you'd never take
nobody else 8 children to raise.
"Well, you see, Kissy, (steady, Nell!
whoh! steady, Bess!) you see, these chil
dren, that Mr. Van Meter is going to
bring along this morning, ain t nobody
else's children; and if we was to take
one on 'em, it would be ours."
"Liw! 'Zekiel; I never thought of
such a thing! What could I do with
"Just what other people do, I sup
pose." "But I don't know anything about
taking care of children, or I'd a took
one long ago." - - . .
"Don't, eh! and you have been telling,
this twenty years; what you'd do, if this,
that and t'other child, was your' n.. It
would be a heap of care and trouble to
you, 1 know, for a while; but then,' af
terward, .it might come ' to be a help,
(ahem! 'm!) when we are both getting
older." ;. - . .
'Law, brother, you know I don't care
about the trouble; not a jot; but the re
sponsibility, 'Zekiel, it's awful to think
ot it! ' 1 might get angry, and misuse
the poor, motherless thing.- That would
"Then yon would learn to keep your
"I might make mistakes, and be too
indulgent, or too severe."
"Then you would have to constitute
yourself a committee of one, for self
cnlture and self-control."
"And then, if it should grow up bad."
"Just think it might have been a
great deal worse without your care."
"Ungrateful, and go off, and leave us
at the very time we love it, and want it
"We should be comforted by thinking
we had tried to do our duty."
"No, I can't think of it; I'm SHre I
ain't hard-hearted, neither; but then "
VU, JVU UCUU V IliwftO ail J 4bU0
I didn't seriously think on't (Come,
Nellie! up, Bess! put the ground under
your feet now, my beauties.) . There's
the whistle; we're just in time, Kissy!"
said Uncle Zeke, as he rounded the
corner of the station-house, at the very
instant when the cars came rushing up,
with a 6hriek of triumph that went
echoing through the old hills, as if they
knew what a precious freight they were
bearing through the rich and fertile
lands, towards the setting sun.
Letters had come to Woodside that
the agent from ''Jb'ive Points" would
land there that morning, with fifty of!
his orphaned little ones, and the good
people turned out by hundreds, to meet
them at the station, and welcome them,
and divide the company, and take them
to their homes, to spend the Sabbath,
Uncle Zeke and Aunt Kissy among the
Ah! there were motherly eyes over
flowing with tears; and fatherly hearts
swelling with love and sympathy, as the
little ones came tumbling out on the
platform, of all ages, from one to ten. r
There were grandpas, grandmas, aunties,
uncles, and cousins in plenty; and long
before the train had staid its "twenty
minutes for refreshments," Nellie and
Bess were trotting away at full speed
with an additional load of two beautiful
children a boy and girl behind them;
towards the "Crow's Nest," as Uncle
Zeke always called their pretty place
on the hill top.
"I declare, they're nice looking chil
dren, .Zeke ain,t they?" asked Aunt
Kissy, in a soft tone.
"They are that," answered Uncle
What in the world had come over the
two. Nobody ever heard them' speak
that way Del ore. l heir voices were no
more like Aunt Kissy and Uncle Zeke's
than an a;olian harp is like the crashing
of a wind mill.
"Would you like to live with me, my
little man?" asked Uncle Zeke, to the
boy, a blue-eyed chub of four years.
"I don't no thir; will you keep Jessie,
"Well, I guess we'll have to let Jessie
go with Mr. Van Meter."
"Then, I won't thay; she's my this
ter, and I'm going to thay where she
thays, cauth mama's dead, and I'll take
care of her when I get big."
"Me kiss you," lisped the curlv headed
little Jessie, looking Aunt Kissy in the
face, and stretching up her baby hands.
'it you 11 teep her, 1 11 stay and be
your boy farmer," said the. boy, tumb
ling himself into Aunt Kissy s arms also,
and giving her a smack. "I love my
'ittle thister, and I'll love you too, if
you 11 make her your ittle dirl. Mr.
Van Meter said so." '
"Bless their little hearts," said Uncle
Zeke, drawing out his big red bandana. .
If you'll live "with me what's your
name, little one?" '
"My name Harry. . . . )
"If you'll stay with me, Harry, I'll;
let you drive my horses one of these;
days, and hold the whip. Don't you
want to hold the whip?" i
"Will you teep my thithter?"
"See, Kissy, what a persistent little
rogue. uncle Ziefce turned to the back,
seat, and there sat Aunt Kissy, the old
maid of forty, with the gem of a baby
pressed to her heart, her whole face
radiant with now-Wn love. The two
bright eyes were looking lovingly up
into hers, the little hands were clasping
her own, while the cherry lips, parted
with a witching smile, showing two
rows of snowy teeth, as they whispered
mamma; and theu the little eyes gently
closed, and the weary, motherless, father-
less babe, slept upon the stranger 2 b?art,
sucking its little tongue, while the soft
smiles flitted over its face as if angels
were whispering to the forlorn foundling,
of "home and mother once more."
"Just look! little tired thing, isn't it
beautiful? I never saw so pretty a
child. You may do as you like, Zeke,
but this little thing and me don't part
"And 1 shan t let Harry go begging.
you may be sure of that."
Well, 'Zekiel, why not. I was think
ing this morning, when you was hurry
ing nie so I was just getting some nice
socks and under flannels for that good
man what a shame it was for us to live
there alone, and so many of God's good
blessings going to - waste, We could
take a dozen, and not miss all they'd eat
and wear." ,
Just my sentiments, 'cactly. Let's
shake hands on that. These children
shall never go out after a home and
parents again. As I do unto them, even
so may God do unto me."
"Amen, said Aunt, solemnly, as she
leaned forward toward her brother
their lips met, and their tears fell on
the faces of the orphans, while a whole
volume of music went floating out
through the hills and woods, waking all
things beautiful and good into harmony
and love. The best piano training of a
half century could not have softened
and modulated a woman's voice so much
as had that exquisite tuner of life harps
the love of little children, in the last
precious hour that of Aunt Kissy. .
I T P l t
That night, a week after, when the
clock struck eight, there was a strange
sight in Aunt Kissy's neat sitting room
little blocks, from the shop, empty
spools on a string, and a queer looking
bundle of rags, with a caricatnre, set of
arms and legs, lay about the floor.
There was a hammer, too, and some cobs,
and ever so many more things, to be seen
about, that had never had the slightest
countenance there about, in all former
There sat Uncle Zeke, with his boy
on his knee, in one corner, and Aunt
Kissy, who had said a thousand times,
"she'd never raise other folks' children,"
singing lullabys to little Jessie.
"Well, Kissy, what do you think,
shall we give 'em up?"
Aunt Kissy clasped her baby closer
in her arms, but sail never a word for a
whole minute, and then she lifted the
little rosy cherub up to her face, and
kissed its sleepicg lips.
"Don't you think the fire burns
brighter than common these nights,
brother iizekiel? I am sure it docs, and
I never heard the canary whistle such
sweet tunes as he does now."
'Twasall she said. Uncle understood it.
" Does my son William, that's in
the army, get plenty to eat?" asked an
old lady of a recruiting sergeant, the
other day. " He see3 plenty, " was the
laconic reply. " Bless his heart, then,
I know he'll have it if he can see it ; he
always would at home. "
n enraged gentleman addressing
from his chamber window, a youth who
had been serenading his daughter half
an hour, said: "You are a great bore,
and I think you mean to keep on boring
until you get water," adding, "here it
a pitcherful upon his head.
THIfi TWO SISTERS A REMARKA
The following article is copied from
Owen's " Footfalls on the Boundary of
Another World." It is intensely inter
esting, to say the least. The " Mr.
C " will be recognized as Mr. Carey,
and Miss A and her sister Miss
P " as Alice and Phebe Carey.
In the month of October. 1833. Mr.
C , a gentleman, several members of
whose family have since become well and
favorably known in the literary world,
was residing in a country house in Ham
ilton county, Ohio. lie had just com-
pleted a new residence, about seventy or
eighty jards from that in which he was
then living, intending to move into it in
a-sfaw-.days.. The new house was in plain
sight ot the old, no tree or shrub inter
vening, but they were separated, about
halt way, by a small, somewhat abrupt
ravine. A garden stretched from the
old house to the hither edge of this ra
vine, and the further extremity of this
garden was about forty yards from the
newly erected building. Both buildings
fronted west, toward a public road, the
south eidef the old dwelling being di
rectly opposite to the north side of the
a . . 1 w , ,i si .
new. Attached to tne rear or the new
dwelling was a spacious kitchen, of which
a door opened to the north.
The family, at that time, consisted of
father, mother, uncle and nine children
One of the elder daughters, then between
fifteen and sixteen years old, was named
Bhoda ; and another, the youngest but
one, Lucy, was between three and four
years of age.
One afternoon in that month of Octo
ber, after a heavy rain, the weather had
cleared up, and between four and five
o'elock the sun shone out. About five
o'clock Mrs. C stepped out into a
yaid on the south side of the dwellin
they were occupying, whence, m the
evening sun, the new house, includin
the kitchen already referred to, was dis
tinctly visible. Suddenly she called a
daughter, A , saying to her, " What
can Khoda possibly be doing there, with
the child in her arms 7 She ought to
wiinow better, this damp weather."
A , looking in the direction in which
her mother pointed, saw, plainly and un
... 1- ,.
misiaKaoiy, sea tea in a rocKing cnair
just within the kitchen door of the -new
residence, Khoda, with Lucy in her arms.
" What a strange thing !" she exclaimed,
" it is but a few minutes since I left them
up stairs." And, with that, going in
search of them, she found both in one of
the upper rooms, and brought them down.
Mr. 0 and other members of the
family soon joined them. Their amaze
ment, that of Rhoda especially, may be
imagined. The figures seated at the
hall-door, and the two.children now ac
tually in - their : midst, were absolutely
identical in appearance, even to each
minute particular of dress.
Five minutes more elapsed, in breath
less expectation, and there still sat the
figures ; that of Rhoda appearing to rock
with the motion of the chair on which it
seemed. seated. All the family congre
gated, and every member of it therefore
twelve persons in all saw the figures,
noticed the rocking motion, and became
convinced, past all possible doubt, that
it was the appearance ol ivhoda . and .
Lucy. : .
Then the father, Mr. C , resolved
to cross over and endeavor to obtain
some solution of the mystery, but, hav
ing lost sight of the figures in descend
ing the ravine, when he ascended the
opposite bank, they were gone.
Meanwhile the daughter A had
walked down to the lower end of the
garden, so as to get a close view ; and
the rest remained gazing from the spot
whence they had first witnessed this un
Soon after Mr. C- had left the
house, they all saw the appearance of
Bhoda arise from the chair with the
child in its arms, then lie down across
the threshold of the kitchen door ; and
after it had remained in that recumbent
position for a minute or two, still em
bracing the child, the figures were seen
gradually to sink down, out of sight,
: When Mr.C reached the entrance,
there was not a trace or appearance of a
human being. The rocking-chair, which
had been conveyed across the kitchen
some time before, still stood there, just
inside the door, but it was empty. He
searched the house carefully from garret
to cellar, but nothing whatever was to be
seen. He inspected the clay, soft from
the rain, at the rear exit ef the kitchen,
and all around the house, but not a foot
step could he discover. There was not
a tree or bush anywhere near, behind
which any one could secrete himself, the
dwelling being erected on a barejiill
side. The father turned from his fruitless
search, to learn, with a shudder, what
the family, meanwhile, had witnessed.
The circumstance, as may be supposed,
made upon them a profound impression,
stamping itself in indelible characters,
on the minds of all. But any mention'
of it was unusually avoided, as some
thing too serious to form the topic of
I received it directly from two of the
witnesses (in New York, Feb. 22, I860)
Miss A and her sister Miss P .
They both stated to me, that their recol
lections of it wore as vivid as if had oc
curred ouly a few weeks since.
No clue or explanation of any kind
was ever obtained ; unless we are. to ac
cept as such the fact, that Rhoda, a very
beautiful and cultivated girl, at the time
in blooming health, died very unexpect
edly, on the 11th of tho November of
the year following, and that Lucy, then
also perfectly well, followed her sister on
the 10th nf December, the same year ;
both deaths occurring, it will be ob
served, within a little more than a year
of that day on which the family saw the
apparition of the sisters.
garrulous fop, who had an
noyed, by his frivolous remarks, his
partner in the ball-room, among other
empty things, asked whether "she had
ever had her ears pierced?" "No," was
the reply, "but I've often had them
The ugliest trades," said Jer-
fold, "have their moments of pleasure.
Now, if I were a grave-digger, or even a
hangman, there are some people I could
; work for with a "mat deal oi'!Bjryueut.
A LUCKY VOTE.
An irrepressible German of the Tenth"
Ward is just now receiving the congrat
ulations of his neighbors upon an event
which is - rather intimately connected
with the triumph of "Honest Old Abe."
On the morning of the election, our
friend was somewhat puzzled to decide
whether his "whole duty" as a citizen
could be made consistent with, his do
mestic obligations. His amiable spouse
was (for reasons that will appear) unable
to perform her customary duties, and
she begged her husband to stay at home
and await the crisis of her indisposition
which presentiment informed ber was
rapidly approaching, .. Husband seated
himself at the bedside, with his Repub
terdam timepiece" in the other. As the
hours slipped by, ie grew uneasy. He
heard the rallying cry ?f the Lincoln
ites, and felt although faitiful to his
frau he was yet untrue to his "country."
"Katrine, my dear, said he, discofl-'
solately putting the ballots in his hat,
and the clock in his trowsers, "I am ver
mueh scared dat I shall lose my vote for
no goot. I am afraid you shall fool
your time mit keeping me here for noth
ing, ven I must be helping der polls to
vote. Katrine, my dear, if you will
shust vait till I come back, I will run to
der polls and be here so quicker nor you
can say Scheidam schnapps!"
Katrine smiled in German and told
him in broken English to be very quick
about it. At the expiration of five ticks
thereafter, her husband was elbowing
his way through the crowd at the polls,
giving his name, delivering his tickets,
and backing out again into the suburbs.
He had just reached the outer circle,
when some one jerked his jacket and
pointed in the direction of his . chamber
He glanced at the point indicated,
and saw a pillow case waving violently
from the window without visible aid.
He knew what it betokened and in less
time than it requires to tell it, he was
within speaking distance of the invalid.
"Ah! my dear," said Katrine, "you are
shoost in time. Have you voted? Yes?
Den you shall call him Abraham Lin
coln R ! Doctor, show him the BOYl"
The little fellow was "wide awake,"
and the Doctor turned him over with
professional deliberation, and certified
that he was as "hearty as a buck."
Ihe happy father indulged in but a
single exclamation: "Mine Cott in Him
mel! I vish I coot voat some more!"
Rochester Evening Express.
A Potaeia RlHLgr.
The following story is going the round
of the papers: A gentleman who had
two days ago purchased some objects of
art at a shop in the Rue St. Honore, was
examining an ancient ring, when he
gave himself a slight scratch in the hand
with a sharp part of it. He continued
talking with the dealer for a short time,
when he suddenly felt an indescribable
sensation over his whole body which ap
peared to paralyze all his faculties, and
he soon became so seriously ill that it
was considered necessary to send for a
medieal man. ' The doctor immediately
discovered every symptom of poison by
some mineral euostance. lie applied
otrC2'? antidotes, and 2-n a short time the
gentleman waa& ft measure recovered.
The ring in question having been ex
amined bv the medical man. who lizi
long resided in Venice, was found to be
what was formerly called a -death ring,"
in use in Italy when acts of poisoning
were frequent about the middle of the
seventeenth century.. Attached to its
inside were two claws of a lion, made of
the sharpest steel, and having clefts in
them filled with a violent poison.'1 In a
crowded assembly, or in a hall, the wearer
of this fatal ring wishing to exereise re
venge. on any person, would take their
hand and when pressing it the. . sharp
claw would be sure to inflict a slight
scratch on the skin. : This was enough,
for on the following morning the victim
would be sure to be found dead. Not
withstanding the many years since which
the poison on this ring had been placed
there, it retained its strength sufficiently
to cause great inconvenience to the gen
tleman, as stated. : GaZignani. ;: ;
Young America Wonders.
, Wonder why mamma keeps Bridget
at home from church to work all day.
and says it is wicked for me to build my
rabbit house on Sunday? - i ; I '
Wonder why our minister bought that
pretty cane with the yellow lion's head
on the top, and then asks me for . my
cent to put in the missionary box?
Don't I want a jewsharp just as much as
he wants a cane? . : - '.
Wonder what makes pa tell such nice
stories to visitors about hiding the mas
ter's ratan when he went to school, and
about his running away from the school
mistress when she was going to whip
him, and then shut me up in a dark
room because I tried, just once, to be
as smart as ho was? . ,
Wonder why mamma tells pa he is
cross when he comes home at night and
6ays his tea is weak, and tics a handker
chief over my mouth so that I can nei
ther speak or breathe; because I hap
pened to say she is cross?
Wonder what made pa say that wicked
word when Betsy upset the ink all over
his papers, and then slapped my ears
because I said the same thing when my
kite string broke? '
Oh, Dearl there are lots of things
that I want to know! How I wish I
was a man!
How beautiful the language of a tear !
speaking the same seutiuient iu every
zone and illustrating the same emotion
all over Christendom. Oh ! eloquent
tear! oh, tender and generous emblem
of affection ! ; . . Oh, grateful offspring of
a fond aud loving heart crushed by the
weight of early woe, and rent by the
storms of an adverse fate. Now trem
bling on the mother's lids and now glit
tering on the cheeks of the wife ; now
bedewing a fond sister's eyes, and again
stealing down the furrowed cheeks of the
aged Kire. Oh ! ever beautiful, ever sa
cred tear, thine is a language too deep
for words, too broad for the narrow con
fines of tongues and races too illimita
ble to be circumscribed, to be loss than
! EXAMINATION OF TEACHERS.
The following questions were pro
pounded for written answers at the Ex
amination of Teachers held on the 1st
1. Multiply CXXV by IX, ' add
DCCXXX V, and express the result in
the Roman Notation.
2. How many quarter sections, and
acres, in a county 25 miles in length by
20 miles in breath? ' "" "
- 3. A farmer owning 142' acres of
land, sold 53 A. 3 R. 20 P: how much
had he left? . . . , ,
4. A can build 3o rods of wall in 33
days; "bht B can build 9 rods while A
buildjjijbow many rods can B build in
5. If .25 of a piece of land is worth
5750, what is .376 of it worth?
6. Sold potatoes at 75cts. per bushel
and lost 10 per cent on the cost; for what
should they be sold to gain 25 peT cent.?
7. y hat is the interest, for 6 months,
on the. present worth of a note for S3o0,
due 6 months hence without interest?
8. Divide the eighth power of .05 by
its fifth power, and express the result
decimally. - -
9. What is the difference between 1
per cent, of 12 J, and 12 per cent, of 11
XU. l have a room, whose length.
breadth, and hight is; each 12 feet; what
is the distance Irom one lower corner,
to the opposite upper corner?
Solutions must accompany the an
swers to problems.
1. Upon what principle are words
2. Write a sentence in which an ad
jective shall qualify a verb and a noun
conjointly. - . - . .
, 3. To be thought proud is a misfor.
tune. Parse all the words.
4. He ligl, when he laid down, and
said he had not lain up any money.
uorrect, and give reasons. . :--.-
tT 1 1 .-a a
o. "jire you remanc another s sin.
Did thy own conscience look within.
Correct, and parse verbs and pronouns.
6. State the points of agreement and
dmerence in the conjunction and rela
tive pronoun. ? ' . - ..'
7. Scenes must be beautiful, wLich,
daily viewed, please daily. Parse all
8. Write the plurals of the words one
this, thou, means, which, and that.
9. State the points of agreement and
difference in the active and passive
voices of verbs.
10 Define affixes and prefixes, and
illustrate their uses by examples. -!
' 1 ' GEOGEAPnr.
1. What are great circles? " Name
them. - '
2. What are the lines called which
bound the Torrid Zone? Why?
3. How far does latitude and
tude extend? '
4. Name the different races of men. "
5. Into . what states of society is the
human race divided? . , ,
6. Name the
different fornu of gov-
7. Name the lakes' between the' Uni
ted States and British America, and the
outlet of each. ; ; -:- i- ; Pi.
8. Of what does" the Cdttgrcsa cT.tba
United States consist, how are its mem
bers chosen, and for what time? ' -
9. Name the New England States,
tiio canital and metropolis of each? , .
10. yVhai waters are contfecteq, and
lands separated, by the strait of Gibral
tar? . ' ' ","' ' ' ' .
Sabbath Bella. . w T .'-..s'a.ii ;
Said Daniel Webster: "I once defended
a man charged with the awful crime ot
murder. ' At the conclusion of the trial
I asked him what could induce him to
stain his hands with the blood of a, fel
low being. - Turning his blood -shot eyes
full upon me he replied, in a voice of
despair, 'Mr.'WebsterJ in my youth, I
spent the holy Sabbath in evil amuse
ments, instead of frequenting the house
of prayer .and praise.' Could wej go
back to the early years of all hardened
criminals, I believe, firmly believe, that
their first departure from the path of
morality, was when they abandoned the
Sabbath school, and their subsequent
crimes might thus be traced back to the
neglect of youthful religious instruction.
"Many .years ago, I spent a Sabbath
with Thomas Jefferson, at his residence
in Virginia. r It was in 'the ; month' of
June, and the weather was delightful.
I remarked,: 'How sweetly, how very
sweetly sounds that Sabbath bell!'
That distinguished statesman for a mo
ment seemed lost in thought, and then
replied: -'Yes my dear Webster, yes; it
melts the heart, it calms our passions,
and makes ns as boys again.': . ,
Intellect WltkMt Heart.; j. ;
Woe, woe for that mortal whose intel
lect out-grows his moral sense, until the
one stands dwarfed a in the growing
shadow of the other. "A being thus Con
stituted is " no less a monster," some one
has said, "than the big-headed child of
the fair, or the weak-kueed giant of the
circus." -Saturn eating his own children
is a type of men of this stamp. " Hu
manity recoils from them when once they
unveil their remorseless egotism, their
sublimated sophistry. Voltaire, Rous
seau, Napoleon, Robespierre, were mon
sters of this class, scarcely less hideous
to me than Laligula or ueuogaDaius.
Yet how attractive until the Mokahu
veil is lifted, is its glittering light ; and
the soft breathings of the voice beocath,
and the graceful, sinuo'us motious of the
draped and stately form it covers, aro
oh, how mystioi how bewildering ! v It
becomes a question here, how much of
this is perishable, how much immortal.
Can evil be perpetuated in accordance
with our conception of a just, a purify
ing God? At what point does soul take
issue with intellect ? And if they be the
same, then, indeed, is hell a necessity,
not an invention of the alarmist or tha
melancholy fanatic, Miss Warjield, ,
A midshipman asked a priest to
tell the difference between a priest and
a jackass, , The priest gave it up. On
wears a cross on his back and the other
on his breast," said the midshipman.
" Now," said the priest, "tell me tha
difference between a midshipman and a
jackass." The midshipman gave it up
and asked what it was. The .priest said
j he did uui kuow of acy.
ARTEMTJS WARD ON "PORT.
Every man of intellek has got his
r Danil Webster's Port tras to speech
erfy in the Hauls of CongriBs & maW
Dickshunaries." : V ts f s J. .'
Shakspeer- rote, good plaza bat fc
woodent her bin wuth pint of kold Si-'
dar as a alien nergraffick "Report.' " Wood
hi? Hey lli Bet, 2 dollar, he woodt,
' Old George Washington' - Fort irw
to not hev toy public man of the present
day resemble him to ny alarming ex
tent! Where' bowts can George's ckal
be fownd? 1 I ask', St boldly anser no
whares, or eny wfiare elsel - -
Old man TownsinV FotS wW to maik
Sassyperiller? "Goy to the worldl an
other life , saved"' . (Cotuuao- ' from
Townsin's advertisemttn't.) .
Cyrus- Field' Fort ia tfUyVraV-tft'''
chine telegr'af under the' boundiii biller
of the Oshuu & then her it bust. - ' , ?
My Fort is the grate moral show biz
nis & ritin choice fanierly literhtoor for
the noospapew. "That's what's the mat-'
ter with me. ' vv : - - - " ' '
&c &C4 &c. ! So I mite go on to aa '
indefinit extent. .
Twict I've endeavored to do thing,
which thay wasn't my Port... The fust
time was w"b.'en I undertook- to lick a
oudashnV cuss w'h'o cut a' hole' in my
tent & krawled threw. Sez I, "my jen.
tie Sir go out or I shall fall onto von
putty hevy." Sez he, "Wade in Pld
wax figgers, whereupon I went for hiniV
but he cawt me powerful oa the head &
knockt me threw the tent into a cow
pastur. He pursood the attack & flung
me into a mud puddle. As I arose &
rung out my drencht garments I conclu
de nun wasn t my Fort. Hie now' rise
the kurtin upon Seen 2d: Its rarely tel'-"
dom that . I seek consolaahnn in tW
Flowin Bole. Tint in urf! tnn.
Injianny in the Faul of 18, my or ,
- - - - mr w.u vwwu a i.
gin gnnaer got sick ot the fever & died.
I never" felt so ashamed in my life,' & I J
thawt ide-hist in a few swallera of suthin '
strengthen. Konsequnts was I histed
in so much I didn't. zactly know whare ,
bowts I was, I turned my livin wild
set my wax wurks. I then Bet I cood T
play hoss. So I harnist myself to a Ca- !
vwg avu9 OWCQb Ufa UU-
hal bote, there bein : two other hossea
hitched on likewise, I behind and an
uther ahead, of me. . The driver hoi,
lered for us to git and we did. But the'
hosses bein- onused to sich a arrange-'
ment bugun to kick & squeal & rair up. -.
in the etammuek & back & presently I
fownd myself in the Kanal with the ,
other hosses, kicken & yellin like a,
tribe of Cusscarawas savvijis. I wis '
rescood, & as I was bein carried to the' '
tavern on a hemlock ' Bord I scd ftt ;
a feeblevoisej A'Boya, pkyfaV LVw iiVt -my
MORACX. .Never don t do nothin .
wnicn it isn t your f ort, for ef vou do
you'll find yourself splashing in round '
in the Jvanal, hggerativeiy speaking.
Vanity Hair. -. . ; .. .4
AN A3IUSINO Za' Cjtstii
Some years ago in' Newcrfstl coWlv.
Delaware an trfafl ' tUV&Xf
down and robbed.: " - He accused a' man' ;
of having comtoittedl the robbery, and in t
due time tltt'caW came to trial-. The
Irish'triaDf being on the stand, was cro'ss-
examined after having ' sworn positively
to the guilt of the prisoner, by one of the ?
keenest lawyers, and something life the
following was the result:'.;, .
: "Yu say tbtf prisoner at the bar i lie
m1anwW,a's"sWte'd a'n'd robbed'you?" . '
"Yes.1 " :.'- -
"Was It by moonlight when the e'ccuV-1
renee took place?";'. I -. i i -. .r : -c. i i
';DiTil a.bH4 till ,.;.,?,
s Was i(i by star figat?7 xr': tj ,
4 ;"Not a' whitj .it was so dark that y,'
could hot' bate' seen your hand before
you'i-'-riV lii-i tas .viicv ojj- .?
'Was there any light shining from any :
house near by?":; v. ? sr.--f i -. i
: "Divil a bit iv-house.was there any
where about." ' " ' " 7 , ,",' ' .
"Well, then, if there was' utfraoon oY -stars,
no light from! Any house , and
dark you could ;not see your bands be
fore you, how are you able to swear that
the prisoner was the man?' How could'
you seS him?" -J ; :
; Y7hy;, your honor,: when the spalpeen '
struck me, the fire flew, out oV meeyeaao
blight yon might have secriTto pick up
pin, you could." ,v , : .
The court jury, counseland, specta
tors exploded with shouts at this quaint' 1
idea, and the prisoner was directly- after
declared not guilty, -r t' :
' . - -,.f e. " J t
A Rnatle Maiden an BIatrlmny
A country girl whose sisters had niar-:
ried badly was about to' taf e the noose
herself. "How dare you -get married,".
asked. a. cousin of. hers, ' after havirhr
before you the, unfortunate example' ot" ,
your sisters?" ' ','. " ' ' . ''!
The young girl replied mth' spirit:
"I ehoose o make a trial myself.' Did
you ever see a parcel of pig running ta
a trough of hot swill?; .The flrat xino .
sticks in his nose, gets it scalded, "and
then draws it '.back aud squeals: ' The
second burns his'noe and stands squeal :
ing in the same manner. The third fol- ;
lows suit, and he squeals tio. ; But still -it
makes no difference with those behirw'. .
They never take warning of . tfiose'be- .
fore; but all in turn thrust ia: their'ato,- '
jes, just as if they hadn't got burnt o
f r,nA:itful nt hIV"51Ka it lawTtH cirta in vL.
gard to matrimony and now, ossia, I
hope you are satisfied." . ? ;
A -man . who--ia .very rich,' was very:
poor when he waa 4 hoy.. "My. father .
taught me never to play until my work .
was finished, and ' never . to 6pend my,'
money until I had earned ft. . If I bad
but one hour's work in a day 1 arast do
that. the first thing aad ia aa hour, aed
after this I wu allowed, to play, and then
I eould play with maeh mora pleasure '
than if I had thethongi of the unfiu-'
ished task before j mind, I early 1
formed the habit ef doittg everything iu
time, and it soon- became perfectly eay ;
to do eo.. It. i to thii I owe my pros .
; parity. . ,
tu at a Ratu-aoaf .
Waiter "Picas, air, -bow will jfn
have your steak H;d6kfcd?", SeriouaGen-,
tleman "Well douc, good and faithful
jt-crvant. .- -. '