8be Vinton QttttA.
PCBLIStiED EVERY THURSDAY, BY
W. E. & A. W. DK ATT ON
At Brstton's Building, East of1 the
TEItMS OF 8l?BSCKiPTIOX.
One year, $1 CO
Eight months, 1 OO
Four months, CO
Payment in advance In nil rasps.
b. a- conmi.
Constable and Constable,
- ATIOUNEYS AT LAW,
3IcArthur, - - Ohio,
WILL attend promptly to all business In
truted to their euro, in Vinton and Ath
ens counties, or auy of tlie court of lie Till
Judicial dint., and in tlio Circuit couitf of the
U. B. for the Southern diMricl of Uiiio. Cluims
agninrt tlio (iorcrnmuiit, pensions, bom.ty an;;
buck pay ol looted. jun4tf
r. A. BBATTON.
BRATTON & MAYO,
AT T O It X 11 Y S AT LAW,
McArthur,' Vinton County, Ohio,
WILL attond to all logal buoincna lntruntud
to their caieiu Vinton .Athara. Juo l-a-n,
-Rosa, 'looking, and adjuiningcounlia. i'nrtlo
ular attention g'von to the collection of soldiers
claituB for peiiaioua, bountioa, arrears of pay,
eta, agaimt the U 8 or Ohio, lududl. g Mor
(ran raid claims. jnn4
. V. J. WOLTZ,
DEALIR IK AD BF.PA1B' S OF
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JIcAKTIIUK, ... Ohio.
Fancy Goods, Toys &c.
Mrs. Maggie J. Dodgo,
RESl'l'CTi"ULL announces to the citizen
of McArlhtir and vicinity ti.ut the lias
ju.ib o ported, a her roitidince
XCKT1I BTKEET, m'aKTIIUR, 0.,
A large and well selected stock of
FRENCH and AMERICAN
HOODS &c. &c.
10Y8 FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
of all binds, all oi which will bo sold ch 'op.
forcawh. novCO Ora Mrs M J DODGE
Kinney, Bundy & Co.,
11 X 1 K 1 US,.
JACKSON. C. II., OHIO.
OLICirthe accrnnts of business mon and
individuals of Jackson. Vinton, and ml win
ing counties-- dealers in exchange, tuicurrcnt
.nonoy and coin mubo collections In all puri
of the country, and remit proceeds prompllj
on !io day we got returns. Govoinmeut secu
rities and revenue stamps Mwnys on lirmd tind
for sale. HTM merest paid on time deposits
6tocwioi.dibs : 11 L Ohni man. 1'rcniduut; II
S Bundy, Vico President; T W Kinnoy OV-hier;
Wm Kinney; B Ludwk-k; a a Austin; J I)
(.'lark; W N Burke; I'Lndwivk. n30m9
Brown, tMackov, and Co.,
Xo. 22 Paint street, Chillicothc, O.
MERCHANTS of UcArhnr mid surround
ing ecuntry, are respectfully invited to
cull nnd esaniii.o onr stock coriMsiing of evory
tliinn in the grocery lino, which wo will sell us
low ns tho luwui-t and all goods warranto J to b.
jnxt ss rcprceonfj.l. llei'oro purchasing t!.-o-where
ya will do wall to cull ami see un, us wc
will i.0'ar you inducements not to bo beaten
No 23 l'uint street, Cuillieolhe, 0.1 door nomli
of MoKcll's Quetneraro tor. dc21m3
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
FROM December 3rd I8i?5, Traius will
Iosts Stations named as follows :
Station. Mail. Kinht Ex.
Cincinnati, 9 10 a m 12 33 a iu
Chillicotlie, J 00 p in .3 05 a m
Hamden, 3 45 p m 0 31 a in
Zalcski, 4 IS p m 7 01 a in
Marrietta, 8 20 p m 11 10 a m
Stations. Mail. Xiyht Ex.
Marrietta, 6 45 a in 7 05 p m
Zaleskt, 9 28 a m 11 00 p m
llamilen. 1103 am 11 42 i m
Chillicothc, 11 53 a m 1 20 a m
Cincinnati, 4 5 p m C 00 a ra
Trains connect at Ilmndou with Mailtruin,
to and from Portsmouth O. decT- C5
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY
Terms $2,00 per Day.
MN1BD8SES carry al. paigenRors to and
yj froui the cars. Tho now dopot of tho
Marrietta and Cincinnati Kail road, corner
I lum and Pearl streets, is only four squares
trom this bause, makinir it convenient for pas
sengorstostop ai the Olifton. do2 6m
18 warrantod to tfwtKwn1.""V."
T-n0W0JZ ear? Cor0hl'. Colds, Hoarsen.,
Asthma, Whooping Cough, Chronio Conghs.
Consumption, Bronchitis and ('roup. Bring
prepared from Honey and Herbs it is healing,
softening, and expectorating, an l particular j
niubls for all artectlons of tha Throat and
Xnngs.-iFoi' sals by all DrngjUts sverywhers.
M'ARTHUK. VINTON (OUNlT. OHIO. M ICH VJ).
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical.
ONE YEAR AGO.
What stars have failed from otir sky ! .
What hopes unfolded but to die 1
What dreams so fondly pondered o'er,
Forever l08t the hues they wore?
How like a death knell, sad and flow.
Tolls through the soul, "one year ago!''
Where Is the faeo we loved to preet.
The form that graced the llreMde, seat,
The pentle smile, the winning wav,
That blessed our life-path day by 'day?
Where lied those neceiits ntt anil low
That thrilled our hearts "one year ago!"
Ah, meant Is the fireside chair,
The smile that won, no longer there;
From clooraiul hall, from Hirch and lawn,
The echo of tho voice is gone.
Anil we who linger, oidy know
How much we lost "oue year ngot" '
Beside her grave the nirirhlc white
Keeps silent guard by day and night.
Serene, she sleeps, nor heeds the tread
Of footsteps o'er her lowly bed ;
Her pulseless breast no more innv know
The pangs of life, "one year ngof"
But why repine ? A few more years,
A few more broken sighs and tears,
And wc, enlisted with the dead,
Shall follow where her steps liavo fled,
To that far world rejoicing go
To which she passed "one year ago ! "
BY BAYARD TAYLOR.
The violet loves a sunny bank,
The cowslip loves the lea;
The scarlet creeper loves the elm;
Butl love thee.
The sunshine kisses mount and vale,
The stars thev kiss the sea,
The West winds kiss the clover bloom ;
But I kiss thee.
The oriole weds his mottled mate,
The lily's bride o' the bee;
Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth,
Shall I wed thee?
Thorn is freedom iu tlio wind,
A freedom in the sea ;
No tyrant love my heart confines, '
I too am free.
A stag that fears the hunters power,
Would from his footsteps uec;
As convict fears his dying hour,
Thus 1 fear thee.
Till many a sun hath ceased to ehiuc,
A careless maid I'll be ;
Say. wouldnt thou win this heart of miue ?
'Tis not for thee.
[From the Cynthiana Fews.
[From the Cynthiana Fews. A Capture by General Morgan.
Nol'niany months before tho out
break of the present war, I noticed
in the columns of tho Cynthiana
Xews, among tlio distinguished
names that graced the national hals
of legislation, the name of a young
gentleman from one of tho distant
States of the West, with whom I
had been associated, in earlier days
as fellow students, and inmates of
the same institution.
In his college days he was a
youug man of unusually preposses
sing arpearance, and consequent
ly, a .general favorite among the
opposite sex. But no power of
facination, emanating from their
gentle and winning maneuvers,
could succeed in reaching tho im
pervious heart of their favorite.
On many occasions, when remind
ed of his ungallant bearing toward
his admirers, he was wont to de
clare his purpose of spending Hs
dayg in bachelor seclusion, dismem
bered from the cares and troubles
a wife and family arc sure to entail.
But he, like many otherf who
have made similar resolutions, pro
ved to be nothing more than hu
man, and in the gay circles, which
the society in Washington City al
ways affords, he was destined to
meet one that would captivate his
heart, and at whose shrine he was
a willing and ardent devotee. For
this lady, beautiful, attractive and
accomplished, had unwittingly won
his affections ; and he relinquished
his resolution to worm out a lonely
and unprofitable existence, determ
ined to offer her his hand and heart.
But, "it is said, "the course of true
love never runs smooth;" an illus
tration of which is found in the
history and misfortunes of our en
The excitement at Washington
City consequent upon tho with
drawal of the Southern States and
the resignation of their representa
tives in Congress, was at its hight,
and in the presence of his stern re
sponsibilities, and its overwhelm
ing dangers that threatened on ev
ery 6ide, a Congressman, intent up
on the preservation of his country's
peace, found this rather an unfa
vorable period to engage his tho'ts
and time in the quiet and peaceful
services of gentle Cupid. While
maturing in his mind a plan for the
acification of his country's troub
es, and successful in his achieve'
ments, realizing in anticipation the
plaudits of his countrymen, and the
commendation of her whosd appro
bation it was his glory to meet,
this young lady, whose father, too,
had been a member of Congress,
suddenly disappeared from Wash
ington City, and repaired to her
home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee,
within the lines of Bragg's army.
When the young Congressman
became aware .of her departure,
without the possibility of reaching
her home, which was separated
from him by a wall of bayonets, his
anxiety and chagrin may wejl be
imagined. Despite the obstacles
that were between him and the ob
ject of his love, he resolved to seek
her, even through the dangers .of
bloody war, and offer her the heart
she had so completely won. How
could he succeed in accomplishing
his purpose? As the only hope of
success he determined to join the
the army of the Cumberland, which
was then moving in the direction
of Murfreosboro, the lady's home,
lie solicited and obtained an ap
pointment on the staff of one of
Kosecrans' Generals. He had been
serving in his new position but a
short time when the memorable
and sanguinary battle of Stone
liivcr was fought, the result of
which placed the army of the Uni
ted States in possession of tho lit
tle city of Murfreesboro.
His anxiety to capture that place
from other than patriotic motives,
could only be expressed as he did
it when the news reached him of
its capture in the most heartv
outbursts and exclamations of joy
Elated with the hope of seeing
her whom his soul adored, he has
tened to enter the fallen city, to
learn the startling fact that Gene
al Morgan, without the aid of sword
or saber, had carried off tho coveted
prize, crushed his hopes, and cap
tured the hand and heart of her for
whose sake he had mounted the
warrior's steed and faced the dan
gers of the battle-lield.
The reader need hardly be in
formed that the young lady who
had banished from his mind his old
notions of bachelor bliss, and who
had now so cruelly disappointed
his hopes, was Miss II y, the
daughter of tho Hon. Mr. K y,
a Congressman from Tennessee,
and now the widow of General
John Morgan. Before she became
the wife of General Morgan, she
was ardently attached to the cause
Vff Southern independence, and, I
have been informed, on one occa
sion, presented a beautiful flag to a
Tennessee regiment, on which was
inscribed the motto "Victory or
Death," and accompanied it with an
address, during which she pointed
and, I have been told by one who
witnessed the regiment in a charge
that was subsequently made, that,
j crying as with one voice, "victory
or death f tho regiment, as one
man, sprang upon their feet, and,
in serried phalanx, and with match
less valor, swept over the enemy's
breastworks to victory and to glo
J. F. L.
INDIANA CREEK, KY.
A Droll Post-master.
In the days of Andrew Jackson,
his I'ostmaste-General, Amos Ken
dall, wanting to know whereabouts
was the source of the Tombigbee
river, wrote for the required infor
mation to the postmaster of a vil
lage on its course. "Sir," wrote
the higher officer to the lower;
"this department desires to know
how far the Tompigbee river runs
up. Respectfully, etc." The re
ply was brief, and read thus : "Sir,
the Tombigbee river doesn't run up
at all; it runs down. Very respect
fully, etc." The Postmaster-Gen-eral
continued the correspondence
in this style : "Sir, your appoint
ment as postmaster at is re
voked. You will turn over the
funds, papers, etc., pertaining to
your office to your successor. Re
spectfully, etc." The droll under
6trapper closed the correspondence
with this parting shot: "Sir, the
revenues for thisoflice for the quar
ter ending September 30th, nave
been 95 cents; its expenditures
same period, for tallow candles and
twine, $1.05. I trust my successor
is instructed to adjust the balance
due me. Most respectfully."
Samuel Coovert, convicted at
Lebanon, of the murder of the Roo
sa family, will receive his sentence
on the 5th of next month.
A San Francisco editor says that
when he thinks of Ireland's woes,
his heart goes "pity Pat."
you forgotten them? When
from all tho regions about they
were gathering to the log school
house, with its huge fire-place vaw-
ning like the main entrance of
Avernus. How the sleigh-bells;
big in the middle of the strings,
and growing small by degrees and
beautifully less, toward tho
broad brass buckles, chimed in
every direction long before night
tlve gathering of the clans. Then
carnal one to school, "the Master"
give him a capital M, for he is
entitled to it Master and all bun
dled into one huge, red, double
sleigh, strewn with an . abundance
ofst.,awr and tucked up like a
Christmas pie, with half a score, of
There are half a doen cutters,
each with a young man and rnaid
en, they two tutd no more. And
there ; againN pair of jumpers,
niounting a great outlandish-looking
bin, heaped up, pressed down.
a'nd running overr-Scripturamohs-1
urc miui u Binau collection oi nu
manifcycked up $n route from, a
dozen homes, and all as merry as
kittens in a basket "CT wool. And
the bh'ght eyes, ripe red lips that
one caught a glimpse of beneath
pink-lined, quilted hoods, and the
silvery laugh that escaped the
mufflers and fur tippets they wore
then who does not remember ?
Who can ever forget them ?
Tho school-house destined to be
the arena" of the conflict, had been
swept and garnished; boughs of
evergreen adorned the' smoked,
stained and'battered walls. The
pellets of chewed paper have all
been swept from tho ceiling, and
two pails of water have been bro't
from the spring, alid set on a bench
in the entry, with an immemorial
tin-cup a wise provision, indeed,
for Warm is that spelling-room.
The big boys have fanned and
replenished the lire till' the old
chimney fairly jars with the roar
ing flames, and the sparks fly out
from the top like a furnace, an ori
flamne of the battle.
Tko twoMnstcrs" are there, the
two schools are there, and such a
hum, and such a moving to and fro!
Will they swarm?
Tho ferule comes down upon the
desk with emphasis. What the roll
of tho drum is to armies, that 'rule'
is to the whispering, laughing
Tho challengers are on one side
of the house, the challenged on tho
other. Back seats, middle seats,
low front seats, all are filled. Some
of tho fathers and grand-fathers,
who could, no doubt, upon occa
sions, "Shonldor tho crutcn,
Ai d show how fields were won;"
occupy the bench of honor near
Now the preliminaries ; the best
speller on each side chosen. "Mi
san Brown,"out comes a round-eyed
little creature, blushing like a peo
ny. Such a little thing !
"Moses Jones." Out comes Mo
ses, an awkward fellow, with a
shock of red hair, shockingly har
vested, surmounting his broad
brow. The girls laugh at him, but
what he doesn't know in the Ele
mentary isn't worth knowing.
"JaneMurry." Out trips Jane,
fluttering as a bride, and takes, her
place next to the caller. Don't
you hear the whispers around the
house ? "Why," that's John's sweet
heart." John is the leader, and a
battle lost wi'.h Jane by his side
would be sweeter than a victory
won without her.
And so they go "calling names,"
until five or six companions stand
forth to do battle, and the contest
is fairly begun.
Down goes one after another, as
words of three syllables are follow
ed by those of four, and again by
words of similar pronunciation and
diverse signification, until Moses
and Susan remain.
Tne spelling-book has been ex
hausted, yet there they stand.
Dictionaries are turned over, mem
ories are ransacked for
. "'Word of length and sound,"
until, by and by, Moses comes down
like a tree, and Susan flatters there
still, a little leaf afloat, that the
frost and the fall have forgotten.
Polysyllables follow, and by and
by, Susan hesitates, just a breath
or two, and twenty tongues work
their way through the labyrinth of
letters in a twinkling. Little Su
san sinks into the chink left for
her in the crowded seat, and there
is a lull in the battle. Then they
all stand in- solid phalanx by
schools, and the struggle is to spell
each other down. And down they
go like leaves in winter'weathei1,
and the victory id declared for our
district, and the school dismissed.
Then comes the hurrying and
bundling, the whispering and glan
cing, and pairing off and tumbling
in. Thero are hearts that flutter
and hearts that ache ; 'mittens' that
can not be worn, and hopes that
are not returned. There is jing
ling among the bells at the door,
one after another the sleighs . dash
up, receive their nestling freight
and are gone.
"Our Master" covers the lire and
snuffs the candles don't you re
member how ho used to pinch the
smoking wicks with his forefinger
and thumb, and , then thrust each'
helples3 luminary head first into.
tlio socket? and we wait for him.
The bells rang faintly in tho
woods, over the hill, and valley.
The school-house is dark and ten
antless, and we arp alone With the
night. - ' .'
; Merry, care free company! Some
'of them are sorrowing some are
dead f and all, We' fear, are changed I
Spell! Ah ! the "spell" has come
over that crowd of dreamers over
you, over us. Will it ever bo dis
solved? In the "white radiance of
B. F. Taylor.
A favorite temperance lecturer
down South used to relate the fol
lowing anecdote to illustrate the
influenco of a bad examplo in the
formation of habits, ruinous in their
Adam and Mary, his wife, were
very good members of tho church ;
good sort of folks any way, quite
industrious and thriving in the
When over the minister called to
make Mary a visit, which was often,
she contrived to have a glass of
good toddy made, and the minister
never refused to imbibe.
After a while Adam got to fol
lowing the ex.ample of tho minister
to such an extent that ho became
a drunkard drank up everything
he had and all ho could get. Mary
and Adam became very poor in
consequence of his follanng the
minister's examplo so closely, but
the good minister continued still
to get his glass of toddy. One day
he called in and told Mary ho was
going away for a week should re
turn on Friday and handed her a
book containing the catechism, and
told her when he returned he sho'd
expect her to auswer the questions.
Mary said yes. and laid away the
book carefully. But Mary, like a
good many other folks, forgot it
until the very Friday tho good min
ister was to return. "What shall I
do?" said she ; "tho minister is to be
here to-day, and I hav'nt looked in
tho book he gave me ? How can I
answer the questions
"I can tell you," said Adam; "give
mo a quarter, and let mo go over
to Smith's and get some good rum,
and you can answer him with a
glass of toddy."
Mary took the advice, gave Ad
am a quarter and a jug, and of! he
started. After getting his jug fill
ed, and on his way back, Adam
concluded to taste the rum. One
taste followed another, until he
tumbled over a pile of rocks and
broke the jug and lost all the rum.
Adam managed to stagger home.
Soon as lie got into tho house
Mary asked very anxiously for the
l'oor Adam managed to stammer
out that he stumbled over a pile of
rocks, and broko the jug, and spill
ed the rum.
Mary was in a fix Adam drunk
the minister coming the rum
gone and the questions unlearned.
Bnt here comes the minister! It
won't do for the man of God to see
Adam drunk, so she, for waijt of a
better place to hide him, sent him
under the bed. By the time he
was fairly under, in came the min
ister. After sitting a few moments,
he asked Mary if she could answer
the question, "How did Adam fall?"
Mary turned her head first one
way and then the other, and finally
"He fell over a pile of rocks."
It was now the ministers turn to
look blank, but he ventured anoth
er question. "Where did he hide
himself after the fall?"
Mary looked at the minister, then
at the bed, but finally she spoke
"Under the bed, sir ! There, Ad
am, you mav come out ; he' knows
all about it,"
The good minister retired not
even waiting for his .glass of toddy.
Love ' often lies hid under the
breast like a duck's foot, -
" AlVEItTISING 'liiUjii
One square, tea lines. . ,.? , . . . $ J '
Each additional iusrfT(;ii, '
Caru, per year, ten line. & CC
Notice of Executors. Aduilu Writ- i i.
tors and Guardians, .. . . H CC
Attanhraent notices before J. J . ' $ CK
Local notices, per Hue, ; ... . - (..
Yearly dvertismenU will be cbi3?i
$;0 per column, and at porcwior,i9
r-jt for less than a column. Pa'-Hbi.fln
rtyance . .
Adam's Fall. The Schoolmaster's in the Bed.
Tilt ATTin lfl Ana rt vma-mw Jt
cidenfs that befell a boaMing'
round schoolmaster.". ''..
, x jiuia ui-trii leuguiug ill. A-evti,
county, jn this State, and this term,
waiboarding round.' .One evening,
after school one of rav little schcl-'
ars Btepped, up to liie and said ; ' .
come homewith me. ' -f . "' ; :
"Very well," J feplied,'and forth'-'
with set but for mv natron's Iiourp.
which' Svad distant some two miles..
Now, be-it'known, James Mrllarry
'-for such was his name had two "
daughters, -the-' pride and envy ot i
girls had gono to a party the other"
siae oi tne creeK ; so i. went to bea
execrating tho-lucfc which deprived
me of seeing them that night. 'Ther
night ha.d-well advanced, whfen r,I '
Heard otie 0 the girls come' home,..
and passing , info' " the ; adjoinfng '
room she warmed herself before
hearth. It seems the ' old 'gentle -man
and lady slept in the same
room, which I was not aware Of
ouiiic vuuia ffiutu were u ive on tne
then. Having warmed herself, she '
turned to leave the room, when the
the old man spoke:
vjiris, saiu ne, tne. scnooimas-
ter's in your bed."
"Very well," said Sarah, and pass
ing through the room I slept in, '
went, up Riairs. ivaoui an nour
had elapsed, when I heard Judy,
the other one, come. . She stood at
the door a long time, talking with
L .at. a
ner "sweetheart, then entered soit
ly. Disrobing her feet she entered
the room where I lay, in her stock
ing feet, carefully undressed her
self, and coming to the side of the
bed, prepared to get in. Now, it
happened I lay in the middle, and '
turning back the clothes, she gave
me a shake, and said in a suppress
ed whisnpr :
"Lay over, Sarah." . "
I rolled over, and whirmed the' -
corner of the pillow in my mouth
to keep from laughing. In she '
bounced, but the bed would squeak.
The old man heard it and called
"Sirl" was resnnndpd in ft f:iinr.
tone from the bed beside me,
"The schoolmaster's in that bed!"
With one loud yell, and "Oh,
heaven !" landed on the floor, and
ilea with the rapidity 01 a deer up
stairs. She never heard the last of '
it, I can tell you.
however,vI was to be disuppintea.-'
When we arrived, I, learned Jtfce-t
Adam's Fall. The Schoolmaster's in the Bed. The Beauty of Old People.
Men and woman make tfieirown
beauty or their own ugliness. Sir
Edward Bulwcr Tytton speaks in
one of his novels of a man -'who
was uglier then he had any busi
ness to be;" and, if ho could but
read it, every human being carries
his life in his face, and is good look:
ing or tho reverse as that lite has
been good ar evil. On our features
the fine chisel of thought and emo-
tion are eternally at work. Beauty
is not the monopoly of blooming
young men and of the wrhke and
pink maids. ' There is a slow-growing
beauty which only - comes - to---,
perfection in old age. -Qr.lcc,'"be-"
longs to no period of life, and good
ness improves tho longer it exists. 't
T linvn ennn Kti-nntfr smilfs nn .1 1m
ol seventy than I ever saw on a hp .
.... - - vx
oi seventeen, mere is uie oeauiy
of youth, and thero is also the beau-.,
ty of holiness-r-a beauty much more .
seldom met. ; and more frequently
found in the arm chair by the lire,
with grandchildren around its knee,
.1 i .n ai
f i rri . - t a
man in iim uiiu-iuuiii ui uiu jjiuui-
enade. Husband and wife who have
fought the world side by side ; who
have made common stock of - joy
and sorrow, and aged together, are
not unfrequently found curiously
alike in personal 'appearance and
pitch and tone of voice just as
twin pebbles on the beach exposed
to the same tidal influences, are
each others alter ego. He has gain
ed a feminine something which
brings his manhood into full relief,
she has gained a masculine some
thing which acts as a foil to her .
Beast Butler, it is said, present
ed Artemus Ward with a splendid
gold watch. Artemus m the ful
ness of his heart, was about to re-
1 il 1 il as i
turn nis tnanKs lor tne magmncent t
present, but was prevented by the
Beast: "Xo thanks, it cost me noth
ing, and I have a barrel of them
left. ; ,
Dickexs says of a tall man : "He
was so long in his legs that he look-
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