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PUBLISHED EVKItY THURSDAY, I1Y
W. H. & A., AV. D IS A T T () X
At ltrutton's Ilulldlng, Kiist of the
Colirt-1 lt)iist.
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TKIOIS OF Sl'liSCJJIPTlOX.
' ouo ywir, .; : $1 ro
Light months, j
Four mouths, (
1 av mnt In advance in uncases. '
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ttftiritJH
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U I. CuNSTBLI,
Alliens, o' Me Artiiur. ' I.
R. A. CONSTIHE.
Constable and Constable,
ATIOUNEY8 AT LAW.
Me Arthur, - - - Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to nil Wincst ;i-
tinrtcil to tl.uir curu,in Vinton nii.l Ath
ens counties, or any of U.e courts of iho 7 li
Jiuliciiil tlist., nnil in tlio Circuit, eouit of Uic
V. S. for the Southern district i.f Oiio. Cluii n
nnlntt lite Movernweut, 'cniioiia, bounty iuio
.back pay collected. jun-ttf
C. A. MUTTON. A1I0II . mo
BRATTON & MAYO,
A T T O It N H Y 8 A T L A Y,
Mc Arthur, Vinson County, Oliio,
WILL attend to nil Icpul bulnes Intrusted
to their cum in Vinton ,Alhrs,Jiw Isi,
Hoss, Uockinjf , mid mijuiningcoimiics. l'nrtio
nlar attention (j'von to tho cuilcitfon ofsi.ldlcrs
claims for pern-ions, bounties nrrcuri of pity,
eto ,ifuinUlio U Sor Ohio, inUuJi. f Mor
gan raid cliiims. j,ln 4
u. xv. j. xv Si t 'i, ,
eVi ' DKALiirt 1 A.r iiki'aiub or
,. WATCHES, CLOCKS,
J J E W ELRY,
AND
Musical Instruments,
Itui.nKHT'tt UCILUIKOJ
McAHTlllJIt, - - - Ohio.
NEW .MILL I NEK Y
AND
Fancy Goods,. Tots &c.
Mr3. Maggie J. Dodge,
T)E81'J'CT'ULLV unnourKos to the ciiizous
t of JlcAnliur anil vicinity tl.ut she bus
just opm.cd,a hcrro.'l.ilnico
NCKT1I STKKF.T, m'aUTIIUI:, O.,
A large and well selected stock of
JBONNKTH, HATS.CAKJ,
FRENCH ami AMERICAN
ELOVVEKS,
SONTAGS,
NUBIES,
HOODS &c. kc.
TOYS FOR TUB HOLIDAYS,
of all kinds, all ol which will bo ttoMch-'ip
for cash. liovSO 6m Mrs M J 1)01)11
M I L L I N E 11 Y ! f
Mrs. E. B. Pugh,
ONKdoor CKet f tlio M H Church, is cuii-
tantly nceiviug new addition: to her iioc
stock of
BONNETS, HATS.
K1BB0NS, FI.0WEH3.
PLUMES. RUCHES.
tic. &r.
Ilavlng in her employ full force of txjer
lonccd twistunce, she is well prepared to
MAKKOLD BONN El B NEW
promptly kiid neatly. Call and ceo herstcx k
and be convinced. nuvid-Sm
Kinney, Bundy & Co.,
It A ft K 11 11 S ,
JACKSON. C. JJ., OHIO.
SOLICIT the ocmhiIs of btisincM men ami
individuals of Juckson. Vinton, and udjoi i
Inff coiuiticB (iealtrs in isoliriiL'o, ut.ciirrcnt
.nonoy and coin mnlio collections in u!l parts
of the country, und remit proceeds premptlj
on the day wo get returns. Uoveininti.t secu
rities and revenue stumps tlways on Iiund and
for sale. t-jf"lntcro:it puij on timo oVp'.'si s
STOcaiioi.Bnss : II L UiH man, 1'residont; II
8 Bundy, Vice l'resldcnt; T W Kiuncy Cashiir;
Wra Kinnry; R li LudwickjA a Austin; J i)
Clark; W N liurkc; I'Lodwicic. imHOmH
Brown, Mackev, and Co.,
"Wholesale Grocers.
No. 23 Paint street, CliiiUcotlic, O.
MERCHANTS of McAr.'hur and mrmund
ing country, aro respect'udy invited to
call and examine our stock consisting of every
thing in the (iiocory lino, whicii wo will sell as
low as the lowest and all crouds warranted lo he
just as reprosonod. Hefuru purcliu lug olso
where you will do well fo call Hud si e uj. as e
will offer you Inducements not to bo beaten
No 23 l'uint street, Cbillicotho, 0.1 door south
of Mi Kell'a Quetnsnare sore. de21in3
Railroads.
Railroads. M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
Decembor 3rd 13H5, Trains will
learo Stations named as follows :
Govaa EAST,
Mail. K'ujht Er.
' 0 TO a 111 12 35 a 111
2 00 p m ;j o: a ni
3 45 p 111 0 81 a 111
4 IS p m 7 01 a m
8 20 p ni 11 10 a 111
Stations.
Cincinnati,
Chillieothc,
llnniilc'11,
Zaleskl,
Marrletta,
aoixa WKST,
Btations.
Mail. Xi'jht Ex.
5 45 a m 7 05 p 111
0 28am 1100 pm
11 00 am 11 42 pm
11 58 a m l 20 a m
d nil n 111 A Cu n ...
Marrletta,
Zaleski,
llamden,
Chillicotlip.
Cincinnati,
rn ' 1' ' " " W U m
Trilina Annnooe At llam.lnai will 1U-11
. .... .. -. . n ih Miunirain.
to and from Portsmouth O. dec 7-65
CLIFTON HOUSE,
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
Cincinnati Ohio.
THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY
Terms $2,00 per Dny.
OMNIBOSSES carry al. paneenuerg in nd
froui the ears. The now depot of the
Marrietta and Ci Qcinnatt Railroad, cornor
Plum and Pearl streets. Is only four squares
from this house, making it convenient for pas
sengers to stop.! the Clifton. dc2-6n
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VOL. 1.
M'ARTHUK. VINTON COUNTY. OHIO. MAJKCII 22.1SR
NO. 12.
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Poetical.
MY FRIEND.
AYi'itton by ('..I. AV. s. II twkins, C. S. A
(iJi i-onorof w arat I'anip C'ha.-cO, a fiiciid of
a fellow pri.-onrr who was cnjiagKil to bo
inarrlt'il to a i-'oiiHicni lady. Hie proved
faithh sito him. The letter arrived soon
after his iU nth, and was: answered by Colo
nel H. in the following line:
Your letter oaine, Tint came too late,
For lion von had laiineil its own,
Ah smhloii eli!inre! from prison bars
Into thedreat White Throne.
Ami yet I think he would have stayed
! or one I'loreiiay of pain,
(.'mild behave ivad those tnnly words
Wh'u li yon have sent in vain.
Whv did von wait, fair ladv.
1 Tlii'oii'ih so many a 'weary' hour?
I Had yon other lo' er.t with you
I In that silken, dainty bower?
j I iil other.-! how before your charm?
And tw ine bright garlands there?
I And yet. I ween, in ail tlio throng
j 1 1U spirit bad no peer,
I wish that you were by mo now
As 1 draw the nheet itsiile.
To we how pure the look ho woro
Awhile before ho died.
i t the sorrow' that you gave him
ISt ill has li ft Its weary trace.-
And a ineik and saiiitlv sailncs
Dwell.-! upon that palliil face.
'Her love.' he said, "could change for 1110
The winter's cold to spring;"'
All ! trustor thoughtless maiden lovo,
Thou ni t a bliternliing!
t'or when these valleys fair, in Mav
One inoro with bloom shall wave,
1 hC Northern violets shall blow
Above hU huinblu grave.
Your dole of scanty words had been
l!ut one more pai'g to bear;
Though to the last, hekk-ed with love
Tho treps of your soft hair.
I did not put 'it where he said,
For v hen the angel come,
1 would not have them lind the slim
Of falsehood in the tomb.
I've roi'd your letter, and I know
The wiles that you have w rought
To w in that noble heart of bis.
And gal I It; fearful thought!
What lavish wealth men sometime give
For a trille, light and small ;
What manly forms are often held
In folloy's flimsy thrall.
You shall not pity him, for now
lie's pat your hope and fear;
Although 'l w ih that von could stand .
iih me beside. Ids bier.
-Still I forgive you, heaven knows
For mercy you'll have need.
Since Cod i'ds awful judgment sends
On each unworthy deed.
To-night, the cold wind whistles by,
As I my vigils keep,
Within the prison dead house, where
l ew mourners come to ween.
A rude, plank colllii ltolils linn now,
Yet death gives always grace;
And I hr.d rather see' him thus
Than clipped in your embrace.
To-night your rooms are very gay,
With w it. mid wine, and song;
And you are smilir.g jii.-t as if
You never did a wrong.
Your hand, sotair, that none would think
It penned these, words of pain;
Your skin, so white would God, yoursotil
Were half soiree of stain!
I'd rather he the dear, dear friend,
Than you in all your glee;
For you arc held in grievous bonds,
While he's, forever five.
YVImin serve wo in this life, we servo
1 0 that w I licit is to come;
He chose his way; you.your's; let God
Pronounce tlio li'ttiiigdooin 1
('ami-CitAsi', llecenibcr. ISC 4-
MY FRIEND. Miscellaneous.
[From Peterson's Magazine.
A TALE OF THE CATACOMBS.
BY JOHN G. SPRAGUE.
The traveler w ho visits the Eomo
of to-day, if a classic scholar and an
tinuarian, occupies himself with
tho ruins of ancient llome that
"mother of dead empires. The ru
ined temples, triumphal arches, in
scriptions medals, coins aro full of
interest to him. Seated upon the
summit of tho Capatolino Hill, or
on the ramparts of the Coliseum,
he rebuilds tho ancient city, mak
ing riso around him in massive
grandeur, as it stood in tho days of
the CiTsars.
The artist who yisits Rome, spends
his time in the galleries of pictures
and statuary; or, if ho visits tho
churches, it is to inspect "The Last
Judgment" of Michael Angclo; "The
Transfiguration" of Rafael; the
wonderful frescoes of Sistine Chap
el, or the works of art that crowd
St. Peter's. lie cares little for the
Iiome of two thousand years ago,
or tho Rome of to-day, except in
so far as they contribute to the en
joyment of his favorite pursuit.
While there is a Rome for tho ar
tist, and another for the antiquary,
there is a third Rome for the Chris
tian visitor a Rome of three hun
dred churches, with St. Petcrs's a
world in itself, and the treasures
accumulated through fifteen centu
ries in the Vatican. In this he finds
a world which occupies all his at
tention. And when he has seen all
that presents itself upon tho earth's
surface, he finds that there is anoth
er Rome beneath tho ancient city
the Rome of the Catacombs.
AVhy these excavations were
made originally, no history tell us.
Rut in the second century of our
era, they were used by the Christ
ians in Roino as places of refuge
from persecution, of secret worship.
and for the burial of tlie dead. !
Here were deposited the bodies of
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the martyrs, tho bones of those
who were devoured by tho wild
amphitheatre, and the j
of others. . I
These catacombs nro r.f m-nnt .
tent. Thero aro long galleries, j
with recesses on each side for burial,
looking like tiers of berths in
our i
steamboats..-.When tho bodies, or
relL-s, wero deposited, (ho recesses
were walled up and plastered over
wan cement, aiul the inscription,
giving the name and age of the de
ceased, and commending his soul
to the prayers of the faithful, was
carved m stone, or traced in tho
soft mortar. Tho lamps are found
which are kept lighted before tho
graves of tho martyrs, either as a
mark of veneration, or to light
those who came there to pray; and
in many of theso tombs are found
phials of martyrs' blood, and the
instruments of their toittire.
The curious reader who cannot
go to Rome, will find in the Astor
Library, and can see, if he finds
the librarian in good humor, two or
three largo folio volumes, in which
the galleries, chapels, tombs, and
relics of tho catacombs are .repre
sented with a masterly, fidelity.
Tho chapels of lite second and third
centuries even in these subterran
ean retreats, ho will find ornamen
ted with pictures, which show ihe
early attention given to Christian
art; and the elaborate ornamenta
tion, by historical and emblematic
pictures, of places of Christian wor
ship. Our story opens in the second
century. Alarcus Aurelius Anton
inus, the philosopher, was emporor.
A fierce and general persecution
drove tho Christians lo tho cata
combs. Tho ncccsities of gaining
a livelihood compelled them to at
tend to their business and labors;
but their churches above ground
were deserted, and the mysteries
of religion celebrated by the graves
of tho martyrs in the bowels of the
earth. Many were thrown into
prison many .wero tortured and
slain.
At this period, and at frequent
intervals during the three first cen
turies, the pagan who was zealous
in his own worship; tho malicious
man who wished to gratify a spite
against his neighbor; or the plun
derer who coveted his worldly pos
sessions, had only to denounce him
to tho public authorities, if ho was
a christian, to satisfy his zeal, his
malice, or liis cupidity.
Octavian, an officer of the em
peror's house-hold, proud of his
rank, his wealth, and his position
as a favorite of the good and philo
sopical emperor, distinguished him
self by his talent and zeal; and in
no way more than by the activity
with which ho pursued those ene
mies of tho old religion enshrined,
in the history, literature, and arts
ofRome.
In one of his expeditions against
the Christian, he entered tho house
of Agrippa, a citizen of high posi
tion, who had been accused as a
convert to the new and despised
faith. lie did not find him. There
wero Christians everywhere; even
in the imperial palace and of them
had warned Agrippa of his dan
ger. Rut in place of a Christian, whom
he would havo joyfully dragged to
prison, to be cousigned, in turn, to
the torture and the, wild beast, Oc
tavian found a young lady, whoso
beauty was accompanied by a
sweetness which charmed the young
and susceptible officer.
As ho knocked for admitance
she met him at the gate. His sold
iers were scattered ab( ut the man
sion to prevent escape. Calm and
sweet, with an air of purity and
resignation, the maiden met him.
"You seek my father?" she said,
"lie is not here."
"Do you know where he is?" ask
ed the officer, gazing at her with an
admiration he cared not to con
ceal. ,
"If I knew, would you ask a
daughter to betray her father?"
"That father is accused of being
a member of an infamous and su
perstitious peer, which is endeav
oring to undermine and destroy our
ancient religion."
"My father," said Claudia, '"bc
longs to no sectj and nothing iufa-
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Supri-ed at tho mingled dignity
nn,l slveeino.ss of the leaiitilul lnal
beastinthe (1C11 Octavian was forced lo with
ashes drav,'bafiled in his search. Rut he
mous can attach itself to the name
of Arippu."
"Is not your father a Christiah?
Does, .ho not worship a nian who
was eiecuted as a malefactor?''
"Agiiiu you ask a daughter to
betray her fat her. . When you have
found liim, he shall answer for hint
self. He is a man of truth and will
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1101 receive you.
it
could, not forget her. She
came
like ft vision. He could see the
Hush of her face as she had defen
ded b?r father; and he asked him-
peir fc (l"slion, which he had not
bteiiihlo to ask her, so awod had
110 L,Ji':i ''v ,u'r presence:
"Cair; she, also, be one of Iho.-o
Christians whom wo have underta
ken to exterminate oil' the face of
the earth?"
Her image sank deeper and dee
per into his heart. Her pm-ence
her sphere, as modern philosophers,
havo jlermed it her spiritual being
had impressed itself upon his mem
ory and I'eart in ineffaceable char
acters. A sensuous woman makes
her impression upon the sensual
nature. An intellectual one im
presses the intellect; but a pure.
ingn, spiritual,. loving woman goes
homo to the most sacred recesses
of the human heart: and when it
i.t ...
is said that the Greeks and Romans
knew little of the lovo of senti
ment, we must remember that the
reason is, there were but few wo
men fitted to inspire it.
The prosecution raged on. Oc
tavian was not so zealous as fcirm
crly; but the taunts of his compan
ions spurred him forward. One
day a spy brought him word that
he had found the entrance to one
of the secret hiding-places of the
Christians. Losin-no time, he took
a file of soldiers, and, following his
guide, came to the entrance of one
of tho catacombs. They descended
to tho dark passages, their steps
lighted by the torches. Octavian
read the inscriptions on tho graves
of themart,vrs of past' eras of per
secutions. He heard music in the
far distance, sounding as if it came
from the bowels of the earth. Then
came the smoke of incense. Fol
lowing tho guide with stealthy
steps, they came to a subterran
ean chapel crowded with worship
ers. They were all upon their knees
in a posture of adoration, while a
white-haired priest, robed in Hew
ing vestments, stood before an al
tar made of a martyr's tomb.
The armed men gathered in the
dark space, in tho back of the
chapel, for tho altar was lighted
with tapers, and lamps were sus
pended from the ceiling. All was
hushed in a profound silence for a
few moments. Then tho worship
ers arose; and a woman, turning
her head, discovered tho sold
iers, and was surprised into a cry of
alarm. The venerable priest turn
ed from the altar, and approached
Octavian.
"Is it I for whom you search?" he
asked. "I am ready. Lead on."
Rut before Octavian could give
an order to his soldiers, another
form stood before him. Claudia, in
her white purity; Claudia, in her
more than mortal beauty, as it
seemed to Octavian, threw herself
between him and the aged priest,
and said.
"I am tho one ho seeks. Look
upon mo. I am a Christian. Car
ry me to your judges ; bring me to
the emperor. You will need no
proof I avow it. I am a Christian.
Leave this old man leave these
poor people. Y'ou want a victim
I follow you."
Agrippji, her father, took her
gently by her arm. and said.
".Not so my child; what can he
have against thy youth and inno
cence? It is I for whom ho has
come. This is ho who sought for
me at home. Here I am, sir ; you
shall not be a second time disap
pointed." Alas! for Octavian. The spy
who brought him was also a spy
upon him, and would not fail to
give notice of any lack of fidelity
to the emperor and the laws. The
soldiers, too, acting under his or
ders, might report against Jiim. He
had no choice but to arrest some
one ; and how could he refuse those
who offered themselves?
With a pang, which went to his
heart, Octavian ordered the soldiers
to arrest the priest and Agrippa.
"Will you not arrest mo also ?"
asked Claudia. "Where aro my
fetters ?" said she, holding up her
little hands with a smile.
"Lt.'l i;;cn ::us-i- .'hr lh"ir deeiN,"
f'aid Octavian. k- not I, mil, m
oiir-;e! , es ' ii !i or,;."!.''
I 'd gu with my i'alhcr ;::il my
I priesi," said the heroic girl. "Vit'o
i will hinder me
j She know it was to I lie gods, it
r was to the prison. If she refused
j lo sacrilicc, to tho gods, it was to
j torture, or those more iirl'ainoin
! and terrible outrag.'s, so much
worse (hen torture to the (. hnsdan
maiden, and whica .ngan Rome
did not hesiiato to ii.l!jct. And
there was deata-she knew it well
All knew it ; and yet there c n;ued
un.s i-AuauruMiary spectacle
-Men.
women, airfl even children
pro -nod
lorward, and said, "Take me, also!''
and held up their hands for the
chains.
Octavian drove them back, and
ortierou mo
prisoners he
l -1 . t
soldiers to take tho
had selected. He
could not hinder Claudia from go
j ing by the side of her lather. If he
j could but have taken her and llown
I thero was no such possibility!
! lie was compelled to lead on to tho
J prison; and he had no power to re-
sist, "I, also, am a, Christian; lock
I mo up with my father!"
; Octvaian, filled with love, re
j morse, and despair, went to the pa
jlacooftho emperor, and made his
: report. He could not stav the
.course oi wnai iiome considered
justice. He knew the course of
he trail, lor he had been a witne.-.
, o many such. He knew the (or -
I luii-o wiiu viuuui oe nppiieti to inai
; delicate woman, scarcely more then
a child; and he knew, also and
I shrank in aivonv from the far more
horrible outrages to which she
might be exposed.
The trial was over. Tho aged
priest, tho father of' his beloved,
and she, whose image never left
him night or day, where sentenced
"to tho lions!" What a joy to
Rome Chrhtimwa al Iconra!' 'The
old cry rung out once more from
(he ferocious Roman mob. "The
Christians to (he lions."
Octavian resolved to make one
effort to save them. He thriiw him
self upon his knees before the good
emperor tho wise emperor, and
begged him to pardon these three
Christians.
"Three Christians?" said (he
philosophic Marcus Aurelius. "Why
should we forgive throe Christians?
Have they la en tried C
"Yes, sire l"1
'Condemned i''
"Yes, .-inC
''Then they must bo puni.-l:o.!.
Whoever h.sofa Chridiaa be
ing pardoned ? The religious tra::-
(tiillily ol tito empire requires that
tho impious sect should be exter
minated." No more hope. Tho day camo ;
the emperor went to the amphithea
tre, and Octavian attended him.
Tho old priovt standing in the midst
of the arena, his hands spread out
in prayer, was devoured by a great
Nomidian lion. Agrippa, father of
Claudia, sunk under the spring of a
ferocious tiger ; and as he fell,
seventy thousand Romans sent up
shouts of triumph and applause.
Rut even this blood-thirsty mob
was hushed to silence, which gave
place to a murmur of admiration,
when Claudia, pale as a lily, but
with a higher beauty then ever,
walked with a graceful dignity into
tho arena. She gazed around a
moment, her eyo pausing with a
look of lender pity on the group of
officers behind tho emperor. Then
she looked up to that heaven in
which alone she trusted, and which
now seemed open to receive her.
Two lions bounded forward from
two sides of tho arena, but they
had not halfway reached her,when
an officer of tho imperial suite
sprang into the arena, and placed
himself at her side! Tho people
were paralyzed. Tho emperor, who
was not a cruel man, made a signal
to rescue them. It was too late.
Re fore the guards could gain the
arena, two morer martyrs had mois
tened its sands with their mingled
blood two more souls had ascend
ed to heaven.
Why is the letter S like thunder?
Because it makes out cream soiir
cream.
Words can not heal tho wounds
words can make.
How to correct a mistake in
whiskey rectify it.
WhAt is everybody eloing at the
same time? Growing older.
The philosophy of clothing hab
its and business.
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Ji'.'-o p r ciliiiiiii, arid nt iorpnrt innuld
r m iit ifs t.iaii a column, ray able- in
lvaile.
Dodges of the Republican Party.
It is amaMii',' to any one who ha
been nt dl .!. serving, during tho
past livo years, to compare tho
shifts and dodges the leaders of the
party in power have resorted to, to
keep the control of tho Govern,
r.ient, and to accomplish their fa
natical schemes.
. They came into power unon tho
TllO.'l if l'olrllliniAht ftnil unfAMm
with stiblle and speciar arguments
they deluded a majonlv of the peo
pe j,,),, their support," No sooner
wm. t!icy jinnly seute(1 hl
than they began the most wasteful
and prodigal expenditures tho
world had ever seen voting hund
1 rods of million.) without an hourde
! bale and without any restrictions
thrown around its disbursement.
They declared that they had no
intention of interfering with slav-
cry where it existed, and one of
their lir.-t acts was (o abolish tho
i!i.-luu!;o:i in tho District of Colum
; bia. They were tho avowed cham
j pious of free speech and free press,
and they had not been in power a
year until they had Completely
muzzled tho press, and arresteil
hundreds of peaceable citizens for
exercising free, speech.
They declared the war should bo
conducted with a view only to the
suppression of armed resist.inr
nn.l iU rdnPoi;,m .t tt.,;-
an(l in less than a a year tho wholo
fmvo 0f tho Annv and navy was
plcMla to securing the freedom of
the ne'TO.
They declared that tho Union
must bo preserved, and that seces
sion was a heresy and could not ex
ist that no State could by any act
withdraw from the Union; and when
the war closed they declared that
they had restored the Union by
force of nrm, and asked the people
to sustain them because they had
done so much griod in the world.
They now declare that a State can
secede, and that all the States late
ly in rebellion are out of tho Un
ion, and havo no rights except as
conquered provinces. Such a med
ley of inconsistencies ought to de
stroy any party,- and it would de
stroy any except the Republican
party, two-thirds of whom want on
ly to know (ho will of their lead
ers, ami they aro ready to follow,
wilh'ial a lh.u::ht as to the justice
or tho pr.'prioly of tho measures
advocated.
A man on.-o applied to
pt d Ivfor...- t!i.' mast.
e fhip.
'Are yoi aa able sea in in or a
grre.t Iliad:"' u-k: 1 tho shipping
Masl'.v.
"Why, no -not an aide seaman;
but yet not exactly a green hand.
I havo some knowledge of the wa
ter." "h.vnr Iifxin nn n vnvoo-n?'
a voyage?
"No."
"Ever been on the
river craft?"
"No."
"Well, then what do you know
about the sea?"
Why, I've tended saw mill."
..
Tun woman who rushed to a sold
ier's "arms'' has been sent to pris
on for having Government proper
ty in her possession.
s I
Why arc books the best friends?
Recauso when they bore you, you
can always shut them up without
oflence.
"Wakk up and pay your lodg
ings," said a deacon as he nudged
sleepy stranger with the contribu
tion box.
Natural enough that grass
widows should play the mischief
with green blades.
Even a pig in the pit may con
sole himself-
-that things will take
a turn.
Nature benevolently guards the
rose with thorns, and woman with
pins.
Sxorixo may be regarded as un
popular sheet music; it is usually
a bass solo.
What testimony is like a social
gathering that has broke, up? Ex
parte.
If you have a cough , don't go
to church to disturb the rest of tho
congregation.
Why is President Johnson like
Chimborazo? Because he,s tho
greatest of all the Andies.
Ben Johxso.v said of a certain
lawyer who died: "lie has simply
gone to stay with his client"

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