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fefu Linton $tcoxi,
IV. E. & A. W. BltATTOS
At Bratton's Building, East of the
Om year, $1 CO
llgbt months, l OO
k'our month, - CO
Payment advance in all cmw,
m a. oo!tTn, b. a. comthli.
Athena, 0' Mo Arthur. 0.
Constable and Constable,
McArthur, - .- Ohio,
"llTlLLitUnd promptly to ell business In
YV trusted to their ore, In Vinton and Atli
1a ennntioa, or any of tin conrta of the 7th
Jndlulal diet., and in the Circuit courtt of tha
0. 8. for tha Southern diatrict of Ohio. Claim
falnrt tba Government, pensions, boni.ty aou
baak pay oolltoted. janatf
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio",
"TJITILL attend to all legal business IntrUKted
YV to their care In Vinton, Ather,Jao rs'n,
Boaa, 'looking, and adjnlningnouniies. - l'nrtlc
lar attention given to the cuUevtitm afaqldiara
flalm fur pensions, bounties, arreare of pay,
at., againat tha U 8 or Ohio, lm.lu.di g Mor
(an raid elaims. jn4
McArthur, Vinton County, Ohio.
WILL attend promp'lj to all business en
truKledto their cure. In Vinton ami A'h
at oountlea. (Jtlice In Hulbert'a buildiiifr. oy
er lha Port Ufllce, up stairs, apl'iitr
" . w. jTWoITtzT
Musical Instruments,
McARTIIUR, ... Ohio.
Kinney, Bundy & Co.,
JACKSON. C. ., 10.
SOLICIT lha accounts of business men and
iudivlduule of Jackson, Vinton, and adjoin
ing oountii-a dealer in exchange, uncurient
oney and coinniuko collection in all part
f th country, and remit proceeds promptly
n lha dny we vet returns. Government secu
ritiea and revenue atani) ilway on hand and
foraale. Qflutereal paid tn time eYpoBitH
Stocihoi.dkbs : 11 1. Chat man President; II
I Buc It Vive President; T W Kinnoy Cashier;
Wm Kinney; K B LudwickjA a Austin; J 1)
Clark; W K Burko; P Lndwick. no30m6
Brown, Mackev, and Co.,
"Wholesale Grocers.
No. 22 Paint street, Chillicothe, O.
MERCHANTS of MoArhur and surround
log country; are respectfully Invited to
aall and examine our stock consisting of every
thing in the srocory line, which we will aell as
low aa thj lowest and all goodii warranted to b.
just aa represented.' Befnro pnroha ing else
where yra will do well 0 cull and see us. aa we
will ffur you inducements not to be hemen
No ti Paint streH, CliiUicothe, 0.1 door south
ef KcKolI'a Quotnavare store. de21m3
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
IjiROM December 3rd 18i5, lralua will
leave Station named as follows :
Station. Mail. Myht Ex.
Cincinnati, ' 9 10 a m 12 35 a 111
Chillicothe, ' 2 00 p m 3 05 a m
Hamden, 3 45 p m 6 31 u 111
Zaleski, ! 418 pm 7 01 a 111
Marrletta, - 8 20 p m 11 10 a m
Stations. Mail. Night Ex.
Marrietta, ' 5 45 a in 7 05 p ni
Zaleski, 9 28 a m 11 06 p in
Hamden, . 1109 am 1142pm
Chillicothe, 11 53 a m 1 20 a m
Cincinnati, 4 55 p in 0 00 a 111
Trains connect at IliinJun with Mail train,
to and from Portsmouth O. dT- 65
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. hotels.
Corner Sixth and Elm Streets,
'. Cincinnati Ohio.
Terms $2,00 per Bay.
OMNIBUSSE8 carry al. tti:iigora tn and
fro.j the cara. The now depot of the
Marriotts an'. .Cincinnati Railroad, corner
Plum and Pearl M roots, ia only four squares
lrora this buM, making it convenient fur pus
enffHre to stop ai tha 'liftnn. deS 6m
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. hotels. Special Notices.
rniiRH mm
S warranted to he tint only preparaiiu
known to ear Coughs. Colds, liosrsooefs,
Asthma. Whooping Cough, Cbronio '.'ongha,
Consn'' ptlon. Bronchitis and roup. B.iog
prepar d from ilun y and Herbs It ia lieali.ig,
aoftenlng. and expeotorating. an paiticnlar y
euiubTe for all affeo li ne f tha Throat and
.Inm. Foraale by all Druggiata eTeij where.
January IJ. IIKS ly .
' -T". PrmosiAitD'a
' " J Toitio la eon
herniated preparation 0'
coo, and lieroa, who
-anliaAid and fiarmirii
Uvea to straiiirthan tba atomsnh mtiA .n.n,n.
Item, ltlsaceriain remedy for Dyspepsia or In-
aigsuouK nervousness, li 01 Appetite
Aoidlty of the Stomach, Flatn ency . anr
ipabiijty. U U not alcobollo, therefore partion
latly suited for Weak Nervous and Dyr-piptio
peraona, roraala brail OiQggUU everywhere
tone dollar per bottle. 7
fnmny li, lm, ly.
VOL. 1.
NO. 23.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. hotels. Special Notices. Poetical.
Tis Sabbath eve ; from the old church tower
Merrily chlnie the bells by night;
The organ peals with thrilling power..
And the windows clow with holy light:
. Merrily chime the bells by ulght.
Year by year, to the pilgrim thronjr.
Wariiingly apeak the belU by night:
"Life is short. Eternity's long;
Children of darkness, waken to light,"
Warnlngly say the bells by night.
Over the graves of the patriot slain
Solemnly rolls a dirge by night:
The good' are gathered, like ripened grain ;
W hy should we weep, when angels de
light r
, Solemnly echo the bells by niglit.
Longdo I list to a curfew bell,
That wofnlly throbs within ins to-ulght,
Ot waning life its pulsations tell;
And many a legend does memory recite,
That mournfully wrings my heart tonight.
By the waters of Life we sat together.
llaml in hand in the golden days
Of the beautiful early summer weather,
When the skies were purple and breath
was praise,
When the heart kept tune to the carol of
And the birds kept tune to the songs
which ran
Through shimmer of flowers on grassy
And trees with voices Eolian.
By the rivers of Life we walked together,
I and my darling, unafraid ;
And lighter then any linnet's feather
The burdens of Being on us weighed.
And Love's sweet miracles o'er u threw
Mantles of joy outlasting Time,
And up from the rosy morrows grew
A sound that seemed like a marriage
In the garden of Life we strayed together;
And the luscious apples were ripe and red
And the languid lilac and honeyed heather
Swooned with thu fragrance which they
And under the trees the angels walked,
And up In the air a sense of wings
Awed us tenderly while we talked
Softly In sacred communings.
In the meadows of Life we strayed together,
Watching the waving harvests grow ;
And undir the bciilson of the Father
Our hearts, like the lamb, skipped to and
And the cowslips hearing our low replies,
Broldered fairer the emerald banks.
And glad tears shone in the daisies eyes,
And the timid violet glistened thanks.
Who was with us, and what was round us,
Neither myself nor my darling guessed ;
Only we knew that somthing crowned us
Out from the heavens with crowns of ret :
Only we knew that something bright
Lingered lovingly where we stood,
Clothed with the incandescent light
Of something higher than hmuauhood.
O the riches love doth inherit !
Ah, the alchemy which doth change
Dross of body and dregs of spirit
Into sanctities rare and strange!
Mv flesh is lecble and dry and old,
My darling's beautiful hair Is gray :
But our elixir and precious gold,
Laugh at the footsteps of decay.
Harms of the world have come unto us,
Cups of sorrow we yet shall drain ; '
But we have a secret which doth show us
Wonderful rainbows in the rain.
And we hear the tread of the years move
And the sun Is setting behind the hills;
But my darling does not fear to die.
And I am happy in w hat Ood wills.
So we sit by our household fires together,
Dreaming the deams of long ago,
Then it was balmy summer weather,
And now the valleys are laid in snow.
Icicles hang from the slippery eaves';
The wind blows cold, tis growing late ;
Well, welll we have garnered all our
I and my darling, and we wait.
AN OLD MAN'S IDYL. Miscellaneous.
A Terrible Tragedy.
It was in consequence of a let
ter received from an old school
mate, whose real name, as I pro
ceed, the reader will see the ne
cessity of disguising, that I laid
aside my books and papers in the
midst of term, and made a hurried
journey to a distant town.
Henry St. Clair, as I shall ven
ture to call the friend whose ur
gent summons I had not felt at lib
erty to disregard, had been among
the most cherished-trfmy early as
sociates; and though I had seen
but little of him since the days of
our boyhood, and our correspond
ence, like most others, had been
irregular, and had long since end
ed, I had, nevertheless, from time
to time, received such intelligence
of kirn as one naturally gains in
answer to inquiries made, as occa
sion offers, in reference to the wel
fare of absent friends. I knew, for
instance, that he had married; that
at the death , of his father-in-law
his wife had inherited a large es
tate; that she had died not many
years after, leaving him a wealthy
widower, that he had subsequently
contracted another marriage, and
was now the father of three chil
dren. ..... ..' ,
From the melancholy tone Of his
letter, in which he besought my
attendance both as a friend and le
gal adriser, I naturally concluded
he was in declining health, and de
sired my assistance in. relation to
the disposition of his property.
On coming into the presence of
my friend, whom I had not seen for
several years, I was 6tartled, not
to say shocked, at his appearance.
His age could not have exceeded
forty; but he seemed a broken down
man. His countenance was hag
gard and care-worn; his eyes sunk
en and restless; whilst his gray
hairs and stooping form bore a sad
der impress than that of years.
He expressed himself grateful at
my ready compliance with his re
quest; and, at the conclusion ot
our greetings, signified his desire
to proceed at once to business. I
need scarcely say I was prepared
to receive instructions for nn equi
table division of the testator's for
tune among his children two sons
and a daughter, all of tender years
making, at the same, suitable
provision for his wife. Judge of
my surprise, therefore, when Mr.
St. Clair named as the sole succes
sors to his property two individu
als unknown tome, and of wlp'U'i
connection with himself I; 'was
wholly ignorant.
"Mr. St. Clair," I ventured to re
monstrate, "you have a wife and
"I have," he replied, "but heaven
preserve them from the curse of
wealth that does not belong to
"But my friend," I persisted,
there is such a thing as being over
scrupulous. I am aware that your
large possession came by your first
wife, but the property was hers to
do with as 6he would. She became
the solo heiress ot her father when
his threo sons were"
"Holdl" he cried, in atone which
would have startled me had I not,
at the moment, been looking in his
face, from the expression of which
I perceived there was some myste
ry to be disclosed.
"St. Claire," said I, approaching
and laying my hand on his should
er, "we were once companions and
friends. As a friend, as well as a
lawyer, you have sent for me.
There is some mystery of which I
am- sure it was your purpose to
disburthen your mind. Whatever
may be the secret, rest assured it
will be safe with me ; but I can
never become the instrument of
beggaring your innocent wife and
children for reasons of the suffic
iency of which I am not clearly
"There is a mystery," said he, "a
fearful mystery and, when it is
disclosed, neither you nor any man
can call me friend; but it will not
be long that I shall have occasion
for friendship. First hear my rea
sons, and then decide upon their
I resumed my chair, and placing
himselt in a position partly to con
ceal his face, he proceeded :
"It is upwards of ten years, as
you know, since I married my first
wife, the daughter of Mr. Benson,
the wealthy barrister. She, you
are aware, was the child of a form
er marriage; and the immense for
tune of my father-in-law belonged
to him or rather to his three sons
in right of his second wife, who
was dead at the time of my mar
riage. "I had not the most distant hope
that this immense fortune would
ever reach me; : for, though I knew
that, in the event of the death of
my wife s half brothers without is
sue, the estate would be entirely
at her father-in-law's disposal, what
reasonable ground of expectation
was there that three healthy bovs
would die, and thus make way for
Agnesf 1 had not married for mon
ey; and the thought of succeeding
to the wealth which afterward be
came mine had never, at that time,
entered my mind.
"1 -w ill tell you the first time the
thought dawned upon me. There
was an epidemic raging in the
neighborhood, and my father-in-law's
three sons were attacked by
it at the 6ame time. One evening
when my wife received a message
that it was doubtful if any of them
would survive the night,the thought
flashed upon me that, if they should
not, how great would be the change
in my prospects. I repelled it
as heartless and cruel, but it pos
sessed a strange fascination, and
was constantly returning. I lay
awake the whole night, and found
myself planning the disposal of an
inheritance which, in my distem
pered imagination, I fancied al
ready in my grasp, forgetting that
another, life that of my father-in-law
stood between me and its
present enjoyment.
"Next morning, however, a fa
vorable change had taken place,
and all three eventually recovered;
but so firm was the hold taken on
my mind by the hopes thus sud
denly engendered, that I regarded
the event that dissipated them not
only with feelings of the keenest
disappointment, but as an unto
ward accident which had deprived
me of something to which I was
rightfully entitled. You must un
derstand that these were thoughts,
feelings, fancies. Had I stood by
the bedside of the boys when the
flame of life was trembling in the
socket, I would not have extin
guished it. I was no murderer
"You know something of the riv
ers here, and of the passion for
boating whichj)revails among the
inhabitants. The three boys often
indulged in this exercise ; and it
sometimes happened that I accom
panied them. One day wa had
rowed several miles down the riv
er, and it was nearly sunset when
we thought of returning. The sky
was suddenly overcast, and it be
ga"to rain heavily. In the scram
ble for cloaks and umbrellas which
ensued, the boat was nearly over
turned; but it righted immediate
ly, and the circumstance merely
served the boys 38 food for merri
ment. In me the eflect produced
was very different. More than a
year had elapsed since the epidem
ics gave rise to feelings which I
have already confessed, and which
had been nearly, but not quite for
gotten. At that moment they re
curred with tenfold force. "If it
had upset!" I said within myself
"if it had upset!" and then the
Erospect of wealth again opened
efore me. The boys were shout
ing and laughing, while I sat mood
ily apart, indulging in my re-awakened
"As we continued to row, dark
ness set in. The boys were in the
height of their glee, and I was ab
sorbed by fancies I was now pow
erless to struggle against, when we
passed some object floating in the
water I know not what. Half in
boyish curiosity, half in sport, the
three brothers sprang to the side
with arms and oars extended to
intercept it, and in an instant the
boat was capsized!"
St. Clare pronounced the last
words rapidly, and apparently un
der great excitement, though he
had yet said nothing tending to
criminate himself, and the occur
rence related appeared, as I had
always understood it to be, purely
"Well," I said, "the boys were
unhappily drowned; but it was in
consequence of their own impru
dence, and through no fault of
"Stay," he continued, "you are to
hear a confession, and I am here to
make it. Two of the boys the
two youngest as Heaven is my
judge, I never saw. I believe, had
I seen the youngest, I would have
done my utmost to save him. The
eldest rose close to me. We were
within twenty yards of the bank
I could have saved him I believe
I would have done so, had he call
ed for help. I saw him but for a
moment; and I think, as I struck
out to swim, I kicked him beneath
the water, but it was, undesigned
ly But I did not turn to help
him; I made for the bank, and
reached it, and it was then too late.
I saw the lippld on the water, and
the boat floating away, but nothing
else. I am his murderer!"
St. Clare paused, overcome by
the violence of his emotion, when
I ventured to hint that the peculi
ar circumstances which had atten
ded the event might have so
wrought on his imagination as to
confuse his memory of the facts.
"No, no!" he exclaimed, "I am no
fancier. But if you still entertain
doubts, let them be dispelled by
what I have yet to .relate. My
father-in-law succeeded to the for
tune, and my wife became pros
pectively an heiress. Brighter
prospects led to increased expend
itures and embarrassments thick
ened around me. In my difficul
ties I appealed to ray fathei -in-law.
"Not a penny till I die," was the
answer ne gave with unyielding
obduracy. He was, as you know,
an inveterate miser, who could not
think of parting with the smallest
ortion of his wealth save with his
ile.".' '; -:; ' ' '" '
It was at that time that Mr. Ben
son was seized by a complaint to
which he had long : been subject,
and which required Drompt medi
cal aid. With the assistance of
Dr. Neale he had come safely thro'
several similar attacks; and, on the
present occasion, the doctor's skill
bade fair to prove equally success
ful. My wife had spent the night
in the sick chamber, but in the
morning, the patient being pro
nounced out of immediate danger,
she yielded to my entreaties, back
ed by those of the physician, and
went to seek an hour's repose. The
doctor, who was also worn out with
watching, embraced the bpportun
ity of the temporary relaxation
thus offered.
"I have some apprehensions of
another attack," said he, as he left
me alone with his patient; but
there is no cause lor alarm; it will
only be necessary to lose no time
in summoning me in case such an
event should occur."
"Mine was a singular situation.
I, who for years had had my hopes
fixed on a great inheritance, and
had seen the most formidable t)b
stacles removed, was now alone
watching the sick bed of the last
individual who stood between me
and the goal of my wishes. ' There
was a table near me with several
phials upon it. I took up one of
them, It was labeled 'laudanum.'
All the demon wa roused within
me. My pecuniary difficulties
seemed to augment, and the value
of the old man's life to diminish.
He called for drink. The key to
wealth and enjoyment was in my
hand! The temptation was fearful,
but I resisted it.
"I had replaced the phial on the
table, when certain unmistakable
indications assured me that the
physician's fears were about to be
realized. I knew from the doctor's
previous treatment that every
thing depended on the prompt use
of the lancet. My iieart beat
quickly. I rose hesitated re
seated myself rose again listen
ed again sat down pressed my
fingers on my ears that I might
hear nothing, and leaned my head
upon the table. I continued in
this posture for a time, and then
started up and listened. All was
silent. I rang the bell violently,
opened the door, and cried out,
"Call the doctor instantly!" I re
turned to the chamber and seated
myself, feeling that the last obsta
cle to fortune had been removed,
and knowing that I was a second
time a murderer!
"In a few moments the doctor
entered. He approached the bed,
bent over it, and said, 'I fear it is
too late!'
" I 'erh a ps n ot," I an s wered. "At
all events, make every possible ef
fort." "He did, of course, everything in
his power; but in a"few minutes he
desisted, saying, as he shook his
head, "A little, and I have reason
to believe, only a little too late."
"Since that time," St. Clare re
sumed, "I have never known a mo
ment's peace. My wife's tears for
her father fell on my heart like
drops of fire. Each look she gave
me seemed to read my inmost
thoughts. She never spoke that I
did not imagine she was about to
accuse me of my crimes. Her
presence became oppressive. I
withdrew from her and from her
society. I fancied men looked sus
piciously upon me. I had no com
panionship but with conscience!
At length Agnes sickened and
died. She left mo the whole of
her fortune, and I married again.
But the curse of a double murder
was upon me. The evening on the
river, and the old man's death
chamber, are eternally present to
my fancy, and leave me no rest.
"You have now heard ' all ; and
now, may I ask, are you ready to
frame my will as I have directed?
I am possessed of a quarter of a
million, and it rightly belongs to
the heirs of those originally enti
tled to it."
I could not but admit the justice
of the proposed restitution ; but,
with some difficulty, prevailed on
the wretched man to secure a mod
erate competency to his wife and
children. -t -
It grew late.
"Henry St. Clare," said Lrising to
take my leave, "let this subject
now drop forever. There are rem
edies for the stings of conscience;
apply yourself to them and you
may yet pass years of happiness in
the bociety of your family."
"I know there are remedies he
answered, "and I will not fail to
seek their aid."
Not many days afterwards I re
ceived a letter announcing the
death of my unhappy friend. He
was found lying lifeless 'on the
flocr of his chamber, with an emp
ty phial clutched in his stiffened
One square, tn lines, (1 00
Each additional Insertion, 40
Cards, per year, ten line, 00
Notices of Executors. Administra
tors and Guardians, . .' 9 00
Attachment notices before J.P, . .' 2 00
Local notices, per line, ........... 10
Yearly advertisnwnU will u'ehkrgid
$60 per column, and at porportlonaU
rates for leu than a column. Payable is
finger, which left no doubt as to
the remedy by which he had sought
to quiet an accusing conscience. .
Democratic State Convention.
Pcrsuant to the call of the Dem
ocratic State Central Committee,
the delegates from the several
counties representing the Democ
racy of the State of Ohio, assem
bled in Naughton Hall, in the city
of Columbus, on Thursday, May
24th, 1866, and were called to or
der by John O. Dunn, Chairman of
the State Central Committee. '
On motion of John Q.Thompson,
of Franklin, Hugh J. Jewett, of
Muskingum county, was called to
the chair as temporary President
of the Convention.
A. J. Mallone, of Hamilton co.,
wa3 chosen temporary Secretary;
and A. K. Vancleaf, of Pickaway
county, John A. Cockarill, ef But
ler county, nnd A. J. Wylie,'of
Wayne county, were appointed
Assistant Secretaries.
KemnrkH of Hon. II. J. Jewett.
On taking the chair, Mr. Jewett
It is gratifying, gentlemen of the
Convention, under the circumstan
ces by which we are surrounded,
to meet so many of the intelligent
and patriotic Democracy of the
State. Applause. So large a
representation in this Convention
augurs well for the luture of the
party, and therefore, for the future
of the country. I 6hall not under
take, gentlemen, to forestall the
action of this Convention by any
prolonged remarks. I have full
confidence that this body is to be
a harmonious one, and that what
ever they do will be well done, for
the interest and right of all the
States as guaranteed by the Con
stitution under which the Union
was formed, and by the strict ob
servance of which alone can we
return to peace and Union. I
thank you, gentlemen, for this re
newed evidence of your regard. I
now declare the Convention to be
in order and ready to proceed with
Mr. Vallandigham addressed the
Chair and said:
There' is a gentleman prejent
who, more than forty years ago,
presided at the first Democratic
State Convention held in Ohio, in
the days of Andrew Jackson; one
who, having learned the principles
of the Democratic party from the
fathers who founded this Republic
and whose principles made it grand
and great, is resolved never to
learn or know aught except those
time-honored principles ; I mean
John Larwill, of Wayne county.
Applause. And I move you, as
a testimonial of respect to this vet-'
eran in the great cause, . who has
lived to see a party in which he
was born, and had existence before
he was boin, still in existence to
day, and hoping to see it soon tri
umphant again. I therefore move
that he be invited to sit with; the
officers of this Convention during
its sittings. . ; ,i
The motion was seconded and
carried, and Mr. Larwill was con
ducted to the platform, where the
Chairman introduced him to the
audience. . ,
Mr. Larwill said that his feeble
state of health would prevent him,
if he were capable, of giving his
views of the present condition ot
the country, and its future. jThat
will be done by the gentlemen who
will preside over this Convention,
in a suitable manner. I will say I
am, perhaps, the only one . living,
except one who is left, who was
here at the organization of this
party in 1824. He attended near
ly all the Conventions from that
time to the present. He hoped he
would live to give further aid to the,
Democracy in their efforts to pre
serve this Union. . . ' . !
lleport of the Committee on Per
manent Organization, &c. . :
The Chairman of the Committee
on Permanent Organization-made
the following report, which was
unanimously adopted: ,
. lin. .. '; : .' ','1.',
1st District-John H. Girrard, HatnUtoii.
. J. Johnston, '"
Abner Duulap, Preble, r .
Gen. Ben. LeFevre. Shelby.
Robert Marshall. Anglaixe.1
Ellsha Harris, Cllntom .
David Shaffer, Clarke. , . ,t
Thos. H. Hodder, Mrfon.
Chas. Powers, Sandusky".
' R. C. Lemorr, Lucas.!
Dr. R. T. Jlonahsn, tafc0a.

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