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McARTIIUR, OHIO, '
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s.w.cor. Alain and Market bit.,
Opposite the Court House,
.-rr - illcArtliur, O.,
WIIF.NE ho may always be consulted.
.Mr. Mavo U In partnership with
roKTinr i: iiaimvay,
l .Tarkann county, who will remain, dur
ing vacation, ;t the olllco in Jackson, O.
Hack I'ay, Homily and Pen
sion W I LL bo collected prompUv by
EDWAKD A. BftATTON,
All soldiers, who aro by law, entitled to
Back Pay, lloimty tail Pensions, and will
i ws, fathers, mothers, brothers, an j sisters of
steecaf-ed soldiers' claims will j primptly at
traded to. .jny3tf
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ties. Alio, l'epry Collector of IdUtu.iI Kov
enue. Office In tlio Vinton Co. Bank, jani I
Homer V. Jones,
ATTOKNEY AT LAW, MoAUTIIUlt, OHIO,
will sttund promptly to all busiae.u entrus
ted to his car.
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MoArthur, Ohio. jun!i4
valm:v hoi si ,
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formerly of McLure IIoiho, Whueling, Va.
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JAMKS V. 1ELAY. Cash.
IT. S. I!r.i)T. K. P. Poimik. A. Woi.f,
H. F. Aisn.v. P.V.IIaxxkis, V. Stkono,
A. A. Avstis.
Bank of Discount mid Pcjiosit.
"Will buy mid sell Government Secnii
tir b, Ilunds,
Collections made nt the usual rate?.
c. d. puoFtYI CO.,
20 Mcrwin Street,
I.rrrnrxcrs: Everett, Weddcll and Co.,
ftankeix ; Porter, l'latt and DcWolf. Flour
JOI SJWK'S !
. Now opening the most attrac
tive stocJc of
Ever offered in this market, at
of nil kinds ; consisting of
Jttautiful French Laicnt,
jieW1 titles P.irasoI.
. .f ' i i . f. ... l -v :
-A SPLENDID' STOCK OP
Iwrhlclt epedal: atttntioa lviretcd.
Soiuthns nw ,undpf 'the
Price Fifty Cents.
T1IE moat novel nd uselul Invention of the
ago. Warranted to mark solar time with
greater accuracy than the moat expensive gold
orailverrepeator, while 1U extreme cheapness
places It In the reach of all Bent to ny ad
dress posi-paid by mail, for Fifty Cents. Or
deis will be filled promptly. Address ' ' ,
JN'ION jlANUFiCTURINO CO.r '. ;
jnltw2 Boi 4!, llndsoB, R. T.
M'AKTHUH, VINTON COUNTY. OHIO. AUG. 1, 1867.
Excelsior ! Excelsior I
HAIR LiTERMIiVATOU !
For Removing' Superfluous Hair.
To the ladici especially, this iovalnablo de
pilatory recommends itself ashelog an almost
indinpenslble article to female beauty , 'a easily
apptlid, doea not burn or injlre the skin, but
aula diroctly on the roola. (t U warranted to
remove supeitluous hair from low foreheads, or
from any fart of the body, cimplotely, totally
and radically extirpating the same, leaving the
skin sft, smooth and natural. TM is the on
ly article used by the French, and ia the only
real effectual depilatory in existence. .Price
75 tents per package sent postpaid, to any al
dio.s, on receipt of sn order, by
BEUUEU, 8UUTTS & CO., hemii-t.
mar'Jly 285 River at., Troy, N. Y.
Anburn, Golden, Flaxen
and uuKen uuris.
JUODU'JKU hy liiu iiho ol I'.-ol. Ufc. iiUKl'X'
FK1SEK LE CI1EVKCX. One ai.plioa-
tin warranted to curl the most straight and
Kiuhlumi liHir uf elihuri-ftx lntowuvv nnirleta.
or heavy massive curia, lias Deon used by the
ruihionabloH or 1 1 rla ana Lonilun, wnn mo
moot gratify In remiss. Does no injnry to the
hair. I'rioo b) mail, scaled and postpaid, II
Ite-orlptive Circular mailed freo. AdJresa
IlKKOEU, SHUTf8 A CO., Chemista, No. 285
River St , Troy, K. Y., Solo Agents for the
Lulled States. mar'2ly
Tburocomcth glad tidings of Joy to all,
To young and to rid, to great and to small;
The beauty whl.h ouco was ao precious and
Is freo for all, and all may be fair.
Hy the use ot
For Improving and Beauilfylug the Complex
Tho nit valntblo and perfect preparation in
use, for giving the skin a bea'it'ful pearl like
tint, that is only found in youA. H quickly
removes Tuu, Frecklob, Pimples, Blutcliea,
Jlotb Patohos, Sallowness, Eniptions, and all
impurities of tho akin, kindU beating the
samo leaving the skin whit and clear as ala
baalor. It is the only article of the kind used
by the French, and is considered by the Paris
Ian as indiapen able to perfect toller. Up
wards of 80,01 0 bottles wsro aold during the
past year, auiriclont guaranteo of Its ettlocy.
Price only T5 cents. 8ont by mail, post paid,
ou receipt o'f an order, by
BEROEK, SIR' TT8 A CO., Chemists,
n.ar21y 2S5 Rivor St., Troy, N. Y.
IF YOU WANT GOOD
Or Any Other Kind of Pictures,
C. J. - IULLIXGIIURST.
lie Is letter prepared than ever for Enlarging
Pictures to any tiro.
Take your old, laded, scratched , and dofaeed
pictures to him land you can have the fluoet of
pictures innde from thoin.
If yon want any kind of pictures framed,
large oramall, ho is always prepared to do that
Ut jon"wsnt a FINE GOLD RING, or other
JEWtLRY, call and see him
If you don't waul anything, Call and aoo bis
'ile'wl'll always be found at his rocms dnfing
business hours, 'n T. B. Davis' bnllding, up
MIF. Carding Machines In Uio
having been refitted with now Cards, are
now prepared for work, and the proprie
tors guaranteo that the work done by them
"WILL NOT BE SURPASSED
by any machines in the county. my23ni3
Throw away your falae frizzes, your awitchos.
Destructive of comfeit, and not worth fig:
Come pged.como noii'liful.oume ngly and tair,
And rejoice in your own luxuriant hair.
I70R restoring hair upon bald heada(from
; whatever cause it may have fallen outjaud
furclng growth of hair upon the fa e, it has
no equal. It will force the board to grow upon
the smoothest face in fiom Ave to elpht weeks,
or bair upon bald hsads in from two to three
months. A fow ignorant prac'itioners have
asserted that tnere is nothing that will force or
hasten tho growth of the hair or beard. Their
assertions are false, as thousands of living? wit
ness (from tholr own experience) can bear wit
ness. But many will aay, how are we to dis
tingulah the gennlne from the spurions! It
certainly ia diffloult, a nine-)nths of the diff
erent preparations advertised for the hair atd
beard are entirely worthloss.and you may have
already thrown away large amounts in their
purchase. To such we would say, try the Se
parator Capilli; H will cost you nothing nnloss
it fully oomes up to our representations. If
your DruggUt does not keep It, send ns one
dollar and we will forward It, postpaid, to
gether with a receipt foi the money, which will
he returned you on application, proTiding en
tire salistaction It not given. Address,
W. L. CLARK & CO., Chemists,
No. 3 West Fay ette St., Syreouse.N. Y.
margly ' ' .
$100 from $30. i
great chan ce to
By soling aa oar Agents for the sale of
Splendid Steel ISngra ins,
l Stereoscopes or Stereoscopic Views,
,i all the poinja of inUrer in the world.
Prize Stationery Packets, "
Silver Uiiriiing'Cast ;Watches.
Also, Fine Collection of Imperial Card Hcture
Colored Prints, Ao. .
' tgy30 will purchase a mlsoellsneoos stock
of above goods Ihat will sell for llOO. We of
fer most extraordinary inducements ani a
chance for those who - wlah to establish them
aelves In a good paying bnalseaa. Bend tor oat
JnneSCmt 3 Bukman St., Krw York.
THE LITTLE GRAVE.
"It'a only a little grave," they said,
"Only just a child that's dead;"
And so they carelessly turned array
Front the mound tho spado had made tktit
Ah, they did not ktow how deep a shade
That little grave ia our homo had made.
I know the coffin was narrow and small :
One yard would have served for an ample
Ani one man in his arms could havo borne
The rosewood and ita .freight of olay ;
But I know that darling hopes were hid
Beneath that little coffm-lil.
I know that a mother stood that day
With folded hands by that form of clay ;
I know that burning tears were hid
'Xeath tho drooping lash and aching lid;
And I know dor lip and check and Irow
Were almost as white as her baby's now.
I know that some things were hid away,
The crimson frock olid wrappings gay ;
The littlo souk ond tho hall-worn shoo,
Tho cap with its plume and tass';ls blue)
And an empty crib, with its covers spread,
As white as tho face of the guileless dead.
Tia a little grave; but Oh, have caro,
For world-wide hopes are buried there ;
And yo, perhaps, in coming years,
May see, like her, through blinding tears,
How much of light, how much of joy,
Is buried up with my only hoy.
AFRAID OF THE ITCH.
I'kte Wiietstoxe, of Arkansas,
was once traveling on borseback.
through tho interior of the (State,
and called one evening to sta' all
night at a little log house near the
road, where entertainment and post
office -were kept. Two other stran
gers were there, and the mail rider
rode up just about dark. Supper
being over, the mail-carrier and
the three gentlemen were. invited
to a small room, furnished with a
good fire and two beds, which were
to accommodate the four persons
for. the night. The mail-carntsr was
a r little shabby, dirty looking
wretch, with whom none of the
gentlemen liked the idea of sleep
ing, l'ete Whetstone eyed him
closely, as lie asked:
"Where do you sleep to-night,
"I'll thleep with you, I reckon,"
lisped the youth, "or ono o' them
other fellers, I dou't.care which."
The 'other two gentlemen look
the hintj and occupied one of tho
beds together immediately, leaving
the other bed and the confab to be
enjoyed by feto and the mail boy
together, as best they could, l'ete
and the boy commenced hauling
off their duds, and l'ete getting in
the bed first, and wishing to get
rid of sleeping with --the boy, re
marked very earnestly:
"My friend, I'll tell yon before
hand, I've got tho itch, and you'd
better not get in here with me, for
the disease is catching."
The boy, who was just-getting
in bed, too, drawled out very cool
ly: "Wol, I reckon that don't make
a bit o' difference I've had it near
ly these theven years;" and ihto
the bed he pitched, along with
l'ete, who pitched out in as great a
hurry as if he had waked up a hor
net's nest in the bed.
The other gentlemen roared, and
the mail boy, who had got peace
able possession of the bed to him
self, drawled out:
' "Why, you must be a set o1 darned
fules; mam and dad's got the eatch
a hejip wurth than I is, and they
thlep in that bed latht night when
they wath here to the quiltin'."
The other two strangers were
now in a worse predicament than
Pete had been, and bouncing from
their nest like the old house had
been on fire, stripped, shook their
clothes, put them on again, ordered
their horses, and, though it was
nearly ten o'clock, they all three
left and rode several miles to the
next town, before they slept, leav-1
ing the imperturbable mail-carrier
to the bliss of scratching and sleep
A certain preacher was holding
forth to a somewhat wearied con
gregation, when he lifted up his
eyes to the gallery and beheld a
youngster pelting the people be
low with , chestnuts. Dominie was
about to administer a sharp, and
stringent ' reprimand. for this fla
grant act of impiety and disrespect,
bat the youth, anticipating him,
bawled out at the top of his voice:
; You mind your preaching,! dad
dy, and I'll keep 'era' awake,'
Wiles of a Fair Deceiver.
A short time since a modest and
captivating young lady, calling
herself JNeliy sweet, visited De
troit, as she said, in search of her
brother, who was represented to
havo been killed on one of the
railroads of that State. Her quiet
ways and great beauty captivated
thei hearts of a.11 around her, and
she became a great favorite. At a
party recently given, she appeared
aj an invited guest, and succeeded,
ahn6st unconsciously, in winning
the peart of a wealthy young man,
answering to the not very roman
tic lidme of Henry. Henry danced
njter the festivities, walked with
liar jiome. A short courtship fol
lowed, and the parties were engag
ed to be mairied on St. Valentine's
day A few days before the cere
moiv was to be performed, which
would make two loving hearts one,
theyoung man visited his affianced
andito his surprise found her in
teaik lie tenderly inquired the
cauie, and after much coaxing, was
informed that she had been disap
pointed in receiving remittances
from home, that she was in debt to
her landlady, and had no money to
buy her wedding finery, conse
quently the wedding must be post
poned a few days. Henry would
listen to no such proposition, but
would go straight and' bring the
money. Ho departed, and in it few
moments returned with a five hun
dred dollar bill, at the same time
telling her if sho needed raoro let
The evening before tho day ap
pointed for the marriage, ho deter
mined to ' spend a few hours with
his beloved, and repaired to the
reading room, but alas! Nelly was
not there. The bird had flown.
Tho landlady said she had packed
up her things early that morning,
and had taken the early train, but
where she went was a mystery. A
note had been left on the wash
stand in Nelly's room, addressed to
him, and which the landlady deliv
ered. Its contents were brief, but
to Iho point: "Henry, you aro
gfe'en. I have been - paid very
well for the smilc3 I have given
you, and with your generous pres
ent of last evening, I can now join
my husband in California. Give
my respects to that brother that
was killed on the Central road,
when you see him, and oblige Nel
ly." It was a rude awakening for
Henry, but the lesson will probably
do him good.
Written Upon the Rocks.
You have all doubtless read
about the boys at tho Natural
I3ridge in Virginia, carving their
names upon the massive abutment
of tliat great monument ot a high
er power. Knife in hand, they
draw themselves up and cut their
names above those of many full
grown men, who have left their au
tographs upon this solid tablet.
But one, more ambitiou3 than the
rest, spying above him a name that
has a monument far more enduring
than brass or marble, deeply grav
en nnnn tlio American heart, he de
termined to write his name by the
side of our Washington On he
climbs until he is above all other
names upon the rock, and there he
carves his own in large capitals.
But he is not satisfied, and goes on
cutting his nanie in larger letters
at every siep, until he finds he can
not descend and must keep on to
the centre of the arch. His blade
is almost worn out. No longer ab
le to grasp it, he lets it fall from
his nerveless hand, and it strikes
upon the rocks below. What is to
be done? He is at the height of a
thousand feet, hanging over an aw
ful abyss, almost into eternity.
Help has been summoned; and a
man, leaning far over the bridge,
lowers a rope. The fainting lad
slips his arms through the noose,
and in another moment the cry 'lie
is safe!' resounds from the top of
the bridge and through tho rocky
We are each carving our names
upon the rocks which form the
great bridge that spans the gulf be
tween this world and the next. Let
them be graven in living characters,
emblazoned by noble deeds. Feel
ing, as did the youth at Natural
Bridge, that all help must come
from above, let us climb speedily,
ever looking forward, so that our
names may be written upon loving
hearts in letters of gold, written
for eternity In ;the Book ot Life;
and when wearied with , life's la
bonr, we can climb no farther, (God
wih open a door from above, and a
voice will call: 'Oome np hither!:
A Scotch emigrant passed thro'
Milwaukee one day last week, en
rou'te for Minn isotrt. In his family
was his eldest daughter, who is
described as of extraordinary beau
ty, with a form of faultless symme
try. Her every movement was
graceful and lady-like; her eyes
were brilliant and sparkling, fairly
electrifying whoever caught, her
glances; her nose was finely chis
eled, and of the pure Grecian style,
and her complexion of rare beau
ty. After dinner, the head of the
family sauntered out to obtain a
glimpso of Milwaukee. In hj&
jdWbleAhe Joumi a youag JeHow
countryman who had precedod him
about six years. The two were
soon engaged in conversation about
auld Scotia, closing with an invita
tionfrom the old gentleman to the
young man to visit his family.
This was accepted. The moment
tho young man was introduced to
the daughter, ho was blindly in
love, and before tho interview
closed, proposed and was referred
to the father. The old gentleman
took the matter into consideration,
made due inquiry into tho charac
ter aud prospects of tho young
man, was abundantly satisfied, and
within twenty.four hours from
their first meeting, the two were
made one. The parents proceeded
west, and the brido and groom
came eastward or. a wedding tour.
A Question Answered.
Someiiody a woman, of course
inquires why, when Eve was
manufactured from a spare rib, a
servant wasn't made at tlio same
time to wait on her? Somebody
else a woman, wo imagine re
plies in tho following strain:
Because Adam never came whin
ing to Kvo with a ragged stocking
to bo darned, collar-string to lie
sewed cn, or a glove to mend 'right
away, quick now!' Because he
never read the newspaper until the
sun got down behind the palm
trees, and then stretching out,
yawned out, "Ain't supper most
ready, my dear?' Not he. He
made the fire and hung tho kettle
over it himself, we'll venture; and
pulled tho radishes, peeled tho po
tatoes, and did everything elso he
ought to do. He milked the cows,
fed the chickens, and looked after
the'pigs himself. Ho never bro't
home a half a dozen friends to din
ner when Eve hadn't any fresh
pomegranate, the mango season
was over. He never stayed out till
11 o'clock to a ward meeting, hur
rahing for an out-and-out candi
date, and then scolding because
pool Eve was sitting up aud crying
inside the gates. He never played
billiards, rolled ten-pins, and drove
fast horses, nor choked Evo with
oigar smoke. lie never loafed
around corner groceries while Eve
was-rocking little Cain's cradle at
home. In short, he didn't think
she was especially created for the
purpose of waiting on liim, and
wasn't under the impression that
it disgraced a man to lighten a
wife's cares a little. That's the
reason that Eve did not need a
hired girl, and with it was the rea
son that her fair descendants did.
Is It So?
Somebody we don't know who,
and it makes no difference thus
warns young men to beware of the
Younir mon. keen vour eves
peeled when you are after women !
Is the pretty dress or lorm attrac
tive? Or a pretty face, even? Floun
ces, bov. are of no conseauence.
A nrettv face will crow old. Taint
will wash off. Tho sweet smile of
the flirt will give way to the scowl
ot the. termagant. The neat form
will be pitched into calico. An
other anil a far different being will
take the place of the lovely god
dess Mho smiles sweetly and eats
your candy. ' Keep your eyo peel
ed, boy, when you are after the
women. It the little dear is cross,
and scolds at her mother in the
back room,' you may be suro that
you will get particular fits all
around the house. If she apolo
gizes for washing the dishes, you
will need a girl to fan her. If she
blushes when found at the wash
tub, be sure she is of the codfish
aristocracy little breeding and lit
tle sense. It you marry a girl that
knows nothing but to cpramit wo
man-slaughter on the piano, you
have the poorest piece of music
ever got up. Find one whose mind
is right, and then pitch in. . Don't
be hanging around like a sheepy a3
thongh you , were ashamed to be
seen in dough, but ask for the arti;
cal like a man. . ; -
One aquar, ten lines, .'.tU fl'O
Kaeh additional Insertion, AiM
Card, per year, tea line, S OO
Notices of Kxecutora, Administra
tors and Guardian, , 2 OO
Attachment notlces,b?fore J. P,' . . 2 OO '
Local notices, per line, lo '
Yearly advertimenU will be charged
W70 per column, and at porportlonatej
mien for less than a column. Payable In
Tile following choice bits of wis
dom, from the pen of Miss Russell;
are taken from the Dew Drop: '
Industry is the key to fortune
and the cate to Wealth. Without
it little or no good can be done hi
Jho world. Scholars sometimes say,'
as an excuse for idleness, . 'I have
nothing to do,' but if one is really
industrious they rarely find a time
when they have nothing to do, and1
if anyone expects. over to make a
good scholar, he is obliged to apply
himself steadily to his books, or if
"wealth is to be the object of pur
suit he must attend industriously to
his. busmess., It is a4.:pld laying
that practice makes perfect, and it
is only by patient practice that the
greatest ends are obtained. The "
best writers are made so by a con
tinual uso of the pen. The most
fluent authors once perhaps wrote
nothing better than an essay ; but
by acquiring a habit of composing,;
they are at length enabled to write-'
for the paper. Again, a man may
be quite wealthy at the start, but
if ho happens to bo rather lazy, he
has his servants and expects them
to take care of his property for
him; and ho will before Ion? find.
himself at the bottom of the hill of
lortune, his money gone, his time
wasted, and himself unfit for any
usefr! employment, and he will find '
the re: rt the journey of life to be
rathor a 'o.rd road. Thus we see in
every case 'hat "there is no excel- '
lence without great labor."
"Now, girls,' said Mrs. Parting
ton the other day to her niecest
"you must get husbands as soon as
possible, or they will all be mur
dered.' "Wiry so, aunt?'
"Why, I see by the papers" that
we've got, almost fifteen thousand
post-offices, and nearly all on 'era
dispatches a mail every day. The
Lord have mercy pn us poor wid
ows.' And tho old lady stepped
quietly to the looking-glass to put
on ner new cap.
A True Lady.
I was once walking behind a very hand
somely dressed young girl, and thinking m
1 looked at her beautiful clothes, 'I wonder
if she takes half as much pains with her
heart as she doss with her bodyf
A poor old man was coming up tho walk.
i with a loaded wheelbarrow, and jutt before
he reached us, he made two attempts to get
into the yard of a small house ; but the
gate was heavy, and would swing back be
fore ho could get through.
"Wait," said tho young girl, springing
lightly forwatd, ''I'll hold the gate open."
And she held the gate until he passed ini
and received his, thanks with a pleasant
smile as she went' on.
$rio deserved to have beautiful clothes, I
thought, for a beautiful spirit dwells in hor
Many years ago; whon those who were
condemned to sudor by the law had more
choice than they hare now of the particular
tree upon which they should be hanged, a
Highlander was sentenced to death for some
crime or other, of which he bad been found
guilty. The judge, after passing the sen
tence, said, addressing tho prisoner, "Don
ald, it only remains for yon to choose the
tree upon which you are to be hanged."
"Well, well," said Donald, "if her oinsel
maun be hanged, she be in no way particu.
lar; but for a' that, her ainsel will just
choose a groser-bush,' (gooseberry bush.
Tho judge whereupon remonstrated with
him, saying, 'It would not be large enough.'
'Och!' said Donald, 'she be in no hurry; she
will just wait till it grows.'
A little man in the West of Maryland,
rushed to the Potomac river, last summer,
swearing that ho would drown himself
When ho had waded in to the depth of bis
wa'iBt, his wife, who had followed him, seiz
ed him by the hairand then, as a specta
tor describes it, she led him back until sho
had reached'a place where the water was
about two feet deep, where she palled him
orer backwards, sousing his, head under,
and then polling his head up again;
"Drown yourself, (down he went,) loafing
me to keep the children! (another plunge.)
Get drunk 'another souse) and start for the
river! (Another dip.) Better use water
instead of rum! (Another dip and shake of
the head.) I'D learn you to leave me e wid
ow!" After sousing him to her heart con
tent, she led him out, a wetter if not a wiser
man, and escorting him to the house, shut
the door. "
.What ship should! be freighted
with knowledge? Scholarship.
"Here's to internal improve
ment," as the boy. said, when he
took a dose of salts. -
A medical savan baa aaad she nperftivf
discovery that Job- waa ajRicted jritb car-
tttncle instead of boil. . . , , ,