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MRS. 11 U Til C. Bit ATT O N
At Bratton's Building, East of the
TEIOIS OF StUSCKIPTIONk
One year, $1 CO
Hlght months, 1 00
Four months, 50
Payment in advance in all cases.
C, A. BRATTOX. J0HX MAYO,
BUATTOX & MAYO,
TTO KNEY S-A T- A W
rlLL slve prompt attention to all Iceal bus.
iuess entrusted to their care la Vinton
and adjoining oountie. maj 2
ATTORNEY AT LA W
OnTce In Doddridge's New Building,
s.w.cor. Jiuiu anu .Market hi.,
Opjiosite tho Court House,
.lie Arthur, O.,
"IT THERE he may always be consulted
V V Jlr. Mayo is in partnership with
PORTER DU II AD WAY,
ol Jackson county, who will remain, dur
ing vacation, at the olllco in Jackson, U
Hack ray, Bounty nnd Pen
WILL be colloetod promptly by
JlDWAUU A. BHATTON,
All soldiers, wlio ae by law, entitled to
Back l'av, liuunty and 1'enslons. and wid
ows, futher, uiothera, blethers, and sisters of
dsceahed soldiers' claims win ue promptly ui
tended to. jn)Jtf
J. J. ITIeDowe II,
TTOEKEY AT LAW CLAIM AGENT,
J.X will practlcoin Vinton araadioming conn
ties. Also,. Depry Collector of lutcrnul Ktiv
anna. Otllca iu the Vinton Co. Bauk. junKl
Homer V. Jones,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.McAKTIIUK, OIJIOH
J.X will attend promptly to all business antrus
tod to his care.
Office over T. B. Davis1 Store, Main s'reet,
jnoaruiur, uino, ann
J. A. Scott, Proprietor,
Formorly of MoLure House, Wheeling, Vu
U. I ollaum, Clerk.
JOSEPH J. Me DOW ELL, iVesV.
JAM LH W. DELAY, Cush
If. S. Bt XDY, i:. 1). Doihik, A. Wolf,
11. F.Arsn.w D.V.ltiXNKi.s, F. Sruo.sa,
A. A. Afsri.v.
Bank of Discount anil Deposit.
Will buy and sell Government Seem I
ties, Bonds, Ac,
Collections ma Jo at the usual rales.
, C. D. PROUTY & CO.,
2G Mcnvin Street, -
Refkrencks: Everett, Weddell and Co.,
Bankers ; Totter, l'latt and DeWolf. Flour
GREAT A TTEA CTI0X8
111 S. IMWO !
Now opening the most attrac
tive slock of
Ever offered in this market, at
OLD PRICES !
of all kinds ; consisting of
Beautiful French Latent,
" Poiplina and' Lustra,
New Styles Parasols. .
-: also, ;' '
A SPLEXDID STOCK OF.'
FOR GEVTS WEAK, 7
to which especial attention is directed,
mayly. . . ..
Something: new under - the
l ' Sun!
THE TJX10N POCKET
Price Fifty Cents.
THE moat novel and ur-etul invention of the
ago. Warranted to mark solar time with
greater accuracy than the most expensive gold
or silver repeater, while its extreme oheapnuss
places it in the reach of all. Sent to any ad
dress poec-paid by mail, for Fifty Cent. Or
deil will be filled promptly. Address
UNION MANUFACTURING CO.,
Junllw2 " Box 141, Hudson, N. Y.
M'ARTHUl., VINTON COUNTY. OHIO, AUG. 8, 1867.
llAlu OTERMIiVATOR !
Fur Removing Superfluous Hair.
To the ladies especially, thin invaluable de
pilatory rooommeud itself aa boinar an almost
indirpenxibU article to female bcautv.'s easily
applird, does not burn or injure the skin, but
acta directly on tne roots, it is warranted to
remove superfluous hair from low foreheads, nr
from anj fart of the body, ccmpletely, totally
and rudically extirpating the same, leaving the
Akin fit, sraooin sua natural. J ni is me on
ly article used by the French, and is the only
real etteclual depilatory In existence, rrlca
75 cents per package, sent postpaid, to any at
drohf,on receipt of an order, by
BEliUEK, 8UUTT8 CO., Cherultta,
mar21y 28 S Kiver ft., Troy, K. Y.
Anbnriv Golden, Flaxen
and Silken Curls,
PKOUU'JKU by tno uxeof I'rof. UEBREUX
FKISEi: LE CI1EVEUX. One applica
tion warianted to curl the moitt straight and
stubborn hair of either sex into wavy ringlets,
or heavy masrive curls. Has beon ysttl by the
msliionables of l iris and London, witn tlie
most gratify in results. Doca no injury to the
hair, l'rioe b mail, sealed and postpaid, 1
DoFcriptive Circulars mailed free. Address
HEKUElt, SUUTT8 & CO., Chemists, No. 2S5
Kiver 8t , Troy, N. Y., Sola Agents for the
United btatea. murIy
Theracometh glad tidings of Joy to all,
To vounir and to old. to great and to small;
Tha beauty wbi.h onoo was bo precious and
Is free for all, and all may bs fair.
J5y the use ot
For Improving and Beautifying the Complex
Tho most valuable and perfeot preparation in
line, for iriving the skin a beautiful pearl like
tint, tliut la only found in youth. It quickly
removes Tau, Freckles, Pimples, Blotches,
Moth l'atches, Sallowuess, Eruptions, and all
impurities of the skin, kindly heuling the
samo loavinir the skin wbitn and clear as ala
baiter. It in the only articlb of the kind used
by tho French, and is considered by the 1'aris
iiiu as Indispen able to a perfect toilor. Up
wards of 80.01 0 bottles ware Bold during the
cast vear. a siiiF.ciont nuaratitee of its elllcacy
I'rice only 75 oents. Sent by mail, poBt paid,
on rocoipt or an order, by
liERGEK, SHU TT8 & CO., Chemist.
n.ar21y 285 Kiver 8ti,Troy, N. Y.
IF YOtf WANT GOOD
Or Any Other Kind of IMctures,
C. J. BILLIXGUIRST.
Ho is batter propared than over for Enlarging
I'ietnresto any ciso.
Take vour old faded, scratched , and defuced
pictures to him! and you can havo tha finest of
pictures mime from tnein.
If you went any kind of pictures framed,
large or small , ho is always prepared to do that
tilnri nf wnrtr.
If jou want a FINE GOLD RING, or other
.TFwt'I.KV. rail and see him.
If you don", want anything, call and seo his
He will always be found at his rocms during
bimihoss hours, :"n T. 11. Davis' building, up
rjIIE Curding Jlachlucs In the
cvrthvk (Steam ixxs
havinir been rollttedwith new Cnrds, nre
now pit'iiitri'd for work, and the proprie
tors ''tiaranteo that the work done by them
AY ILL XOT SUEP.ASSED
by any machines in the county. mySHniS
Throw away your false frizzes, your switches,
Douiruptivn nf mm frit, and not worth a id'.
Came aged. come youthful, come ugly and fair,
And rejoice in your own luxuriant Hair,
70R restoring hair upon bald heads (from
1 whatvar cause it mav have fallen ouOand
forcing growth of hair upon the fate, it Las
no equal. -It win lores me oeara w grow ujjou
the smoothest face in from five (o eipht weeks,
or hair upon bald heads in from two to three
months. A few ignorant practitioners have
asserted that tnere is nothing that will force or
hasten tho growth of the hair or beard. Their
assortions are false, as thousands of liviug wit
ness (from their own experience) can bear wit
nt,s. But many will say, how are we to dis
tinguish ths genuine from the spurious It
certainly is dilHoult, as nine-f jnths of the diff
erent preparations advertised for the hair and
board are entirely worthless, and you may have
already thrown away large amounts in their
purobanev To sncn we wouia say, try mo se
parator Capilli; it will cost yon nothing miles
it fully conies up to our representations. If
your Druggist does not keep it, sena ns one
dollar and we win lorwaro u, postpaiu, to
other with a receipt fot the money, which will
a returned you on application, providing en
tire salitlaction is not given. Address,
W. L. CLAKK & CO., Chemists,
No. 8 West Ea ette St., Syracnso.N. Y.
$100 from $30.
QBE AT CHANCE TO
By acting as oar Agent for the sale of
Splendid Steel Engravings,
Atereoscopei or Stereoscopic Views,
tt all the poinie of interest in the world.
Prize Stationery Packets,
Silver Huntinq Case Watches.
Also, Fine Collection of Imperial Card tlctnres
colored rnnts, ao.
t3J30 will purchase ft rotsoellaneons stock
of above goods hat will sell for f lott. We of
fer most extraordinary inducements ani a
chance for those who wish to establish them-
selvea in ft good paying business. Bend for cat
alogues andiull particulars.
uAoauts a uu.,
JinelOm6 ' 38 Beekman St., New York.
ST. LEON'S TOAST.
The fenst was o'er. Now brimming wine
In lordly cup was teen to shino
llefore each eaer guest ;
And silenco tilled the crowded hall,
As deep as when the herald's call
Thrills in tho loyal breast
Then up arose the noble host,
And smilling, cried, "A toast ! a toast !
To all our ladyes fair;
Here, before all, I pledge the. name
Of Stanton's rroud.and beauteous dame
The Lady Gundamere ! 1
Quick to his feet each gallant sprang,
And joyous was the shout that rang
As Stanley gave the word ;
And every cup was raised on high,
Kor ceased the loud and gladsome cry
Till Stanley's voice was heard.
''Enough, enough !'t he sruilling said,
And lowly bent his haughty head.
''That all niuy have their due,
Now each in turn inust play his part,
And pledge the ladye of his heart,
Like gallant knight and true,"
Then ono by one each guest sprang up,
And drained in turn the brimming cup,
And named the loved one's naius:
And each, us hand on high he raised,
Ilia ladye's grace and beauty praised,
Lior constancy and fame.
'Tis now St. Leon's turn to rise
On him nre lixod those countless eyes
A gallant knight is he;
Envied by some, admired by all,
Fur famed in ladve's bower and hall
Tho flower of chivalry. ,
St. Leon raised his kindling eyo,
And held the sparkling cup on high
' I drink to one," he said,
"Whoso imago never may depart,
Deep graven on this grateful heart,
'Till memory bo dead ;
"To one whose love for me shall lust
AVhen lighter passions long havo past,
' o deep it is, and pure ;
Whose love hath longer dwelt, I ween,
Thau any yet that pledged hath been
By these bravo knights before"
Each guest upstarted at the word,
And laid a hand upon his sword,
With lury-flaBhing eye;
And Stanley suid, "We crave tho name,
Troud knight, ol thin most peerless dame
Whose love you count so high."
St. Leon paused, as it he would
Not breathe her naino in careless mood,
Thus lightly to another;
Then bent his noblo head, as tho'
To give that word the reverenco duo,
And gently said, "Aly Mother."
ST. LEON'S TOAST. Miscellaneous
DOBBS AND HIS DIFFICULTIES.
I am no novelist, and have never
asnireu to be, but 1 claim to be
something of a politician.
If there is a loyal man I believe
I am one. I made great sacrifices
during the war for ray country.
did not go to war because I could
not. My private ad'airs would not
permit it. But if ono person in
the United States of America kept
up a more galling fire in the rear
than any other one 1 am the man.
I have been tho mark of the Cop
perheads. And besides it has cost
nio much domestic trouble.
George Washington Harrison
Socrates Clay Dobbs, (that's me.)
unfortunately married one Amy
Amanda Maria Louisa Scraggs,and
as old Scraggs was a Democrat,
my Amy has been a follower of the
old rebel sympathizing Copper
headed Butternut, and at times the
climate at "Dobbs7 Cottage" be
oarae somewhat tropical. Bat I
have borne it all like a Christian.
Old Scraggs has always been too
fast for me in argument, but when
he came visiting and I held family
prayer and got the old reprobate
upon his knees I had all the say,
and you better believe I poured
grape and canister into lortbum
ter. Amy was a beautiful girl, and
married her because I loved her.
Some said I married her for ''Dobbs'
Cottage,' but that is a Copperhead
lie. It is true, her father made us
a present of the farm and cottage,
but what ol that? It wasnis daugh
ter, and she had a right to it. I
was master ol the situation unta
recently. This- suffrage question
involved me in a very serious diffi
culty. I had taken special pains
to tantalize Amy about copper-
heads,butternuts and sympathizers,
but when this suiirage question
came up she gave me hark upon
the Negro equality question.
I fended the best 1 could, but
found the position was. getting un
tenable, and so 1 declared straight
out for equality and went at it up
on general equality principles.
I went my hole length and de
clared for outright equality.
Our people had got patriotio and
had admitted the NegroeB into the
public schools, and I had the honor
of moving hrst in that important
One evening a few weeks ago I
came home and Amy and I had a
set-to on the equality question.
Tie children had been at school
that day, and each had a Negro
ne.t to them. I saw Amy was
working her wits, the result of
which was an announcement - that
if the children had to associate
with Negroes, I should too.
I, regarded the threat as an idle
boast, and thought no more of it.
A few days alter this I notified
her that General and his wife
wbild dine with us. ller eyes
spaikled. . I knew there was mis
chief brewing, but could not forsee
f advised her that the General,
hislmfe and I would be at the cot
tagi at one. And sure enough we
wefer - -. ...
And Amy was prepared for us.
Sh had prepared an excellent din
ner 'and met us at the door to wel
come us, announcing at the same
time that dinner wa3 ready.
So soon as we were prepared she
led the way to tho dining, room,
and, to my surprise had spread a
largo table, and had a sttucy old
Negro by tho name of Crow with
his wife and tho two children that
were seated next to our children at
school already seated at tlie-table.
She apologized for her hasto in
seating her first guests, assuming
that she had concluded we were
not coming, and then proceeded to
formally introduce old Crow and
Ihe Crow family generally to the
General and his wife as brother
Crow, sister Crow, master Crow
and little Miss Crow.
I lelt a good deal like crowing
some myself. My legs began to
show unmistakable signs of elastic
ity. .1 felt as if I could heave out
any six Negroes in tho neighbor
hood. But 1 fully comprehended
the nature of the situation. Tho
General's wife was about to ex
plode. The General, although an
earnest Radical, could not suppress
his olfactory from becoming slight
ly elevated. My Amy was extreme
ly polite, and chattered away ap
parently in one of her happiest
moods. Old Crow sat back with
his thumbs in the armhcles of, his
dilapidated old vest, whilst his wife,
with, folded arms, was assuming an
air of maiden innocence.
Amy handed the General a seat
by the wench, which filled up that
6ide ol the table, and hurriedly
seated tho General s wife by old
gums and ivory. Then gathering
up the children seated them be
side their school fellows, after
which she took her seat at the head
ot the table, and requested me to
be seated at the further end to
wait upon the guests.
Up to thA time I had managed
Buttlie General's wife arose and
remarked that she did not intend to
bear the insult, further. At this
the General flew into a passion,and
accused me of purposely arranging
an insult. I protested, and accused
Amy, and as 1 did so old bcraggs
stepped in. The General remarked,
"you old butternut, you are at the
bottom of this.' My Amy remind
ed him that that was her house and
no one could insult her father there
and ordered him to leave.
The General called her a dirfy
huzzy for insulling'his Wife, and at
this old Sciaggs hit him with knot
end of a butternut limb. I sprang
between therri to protect my guest,
when old Crow placed the General
and I upon an equality. In the
melee the wench assailed the Gen
eral's wife and the fight became
general, Amy in the meantime ex
postulating and counseling peace.
Finally We had all succeed in re
suming our perpendicular positions
but Crow, who was just then the
special object of a charge from the
Amy was playing rocahontas,by
leaning over the oiti carcass, and
succeeded in causing the General
She then placed her arms around
him and attempted to raise him up.
My equality principles flashed on
me. I blew up. Making a charge
upon old manhood, I ruined a calf
Mrs. Crow patted me on the back
with a chair, whilst the young
Crows set up a regular down South
But I cleaned them out. I did,
indeed. The last words I heard
from old Crow were, "You're no
Scraggs enjoyed it. Amy was
exceedingly sorry, and could not
comprehend what had caused the
row. ihe uenerai ana his wite
were off in a -flurry. '
And I I was the maddest and
mutest Radical in the State.
I pursued after the General to
apologize and explain, and run into
old Crow. .He gave me an exhibi
tion of his "manhood," and Seeing
I was flanked, I wheeled to retreat.
In my haste I encountered tho
wench and over we went.
I partially recovered and started
on all fours, when old Crow came
to my assistance, and by an attack
upon the rear enabled me to make
the fastest time on reoord.
As I came down the pavement I
discovered a waving handkerchief.
It wa3 Amy's,
Scraggs had assumed a belliger
ent position and as I passed him,
set Crow to trotting in tho oppo
site direction. He made good time,
but nothing in comparison to what
I had done.
Since which linie I Lave been
dubbed "Dexter" by Amy and her
father, and at tho least intimation
that I intend to vote the Radical
ticket, Amy insists upon rehears
ing her story of the race between
Manhood and Radical. I have par
tially succeeded in reconciling tho
General and his wife, but my sug
gestion to plav the same ioko on
Scraggs and Amy, at their house,
Drought to the ueneral's mind such
a vivid recollection of old Crow's
muscular powers, that he finally
concluded that Negro equality
would answer for elect:onfiorm
purposes, but was a decidedly dan
gerous experiment oy way ot prac
I thought so too.
Gems of Thought.
Is whatever shape evil conies,
we are apt to exclaim, with Mac
beth, 'Take any shape but that!'
It is an important part of good
education to be able to bear po
litely with the want of it in others.
The loss of resolute habits is likd
the loss of his spectacles to a near
sighted man ; it implies a loss of
tho power to recover them.
My face and heart will wear ma
ny a scar nnd wrinkle before tho
arrival of autumn. However
bright the sunset of my evening,
the storms of the morning will
leave their lingering tears to glitter
on the leaves.
TiiKiiK is a perennial nobleness
and ever sacredness in work. Were
he ever so benighted, forgetful of
his high calling, there is always
hope in a man that actually and
earnestly works; in idleness alone
there is perpetual despair. Doubt,
desire, sorrow, remorse, indigna
tion, despair itself all these, like
hell dogs, lie beleaguering the soul
of tho poor day-worker, as of every
man; but lie bends himself with
lree valor pgainst his task, and all
Genius and goodness are insepa
rably connected in mental origin
uenius is essentially a moral nay
a religious power. The difference
between genius and talent is, per
naps, included in. the necessary
conscientiousness of the former.
Talent may be conscientious gen
ins must be so. Nobility of- pur
pose, the truest and most patient
sympathies, must combine in a
work that i3 to penetrate, elevate,
and subdue the hearts ot mankind.
If we rise from a book with no sa
cred and solemn emotions, no deep
sense of human relationship and
sympathy, we have not been in
communion with genius.
Music Schools. Music schools
are great institutions. Mr. Jiggers,
known in public as Signor Jiggers,
got hold of a man who was one
horse and a hitch-strap ahead of
"What is the voice ?" asked Mr,
"The compound, extract of wind."
"What i3 music ?"
"An atmospheric banking insti-
tution which never redeems the
notes it iisues."
"What are wind instruments?'
"Great bloweis.' ,
"Name a few of them.'
"Well, bugles, sensation preach
ers, trombones, politicians, French
horns, Gothamites, Lnglishmen,
clarionets and daily newspapers.'
"What are musical bars for?'
"To make a division of measures.
At some bars three fingers are
counted as a fair measure for a
Jiggers put the new pupil down
for A sharp who could B flat under
When Milton was Hind he was
married to a shrew. Some one told
him she was a rose.
"I am no judge of colors,' said
Milton, 'and it may be so, for I feel
the thorns daily.1
AVVFltTISlKGr TEBJHS. J
One square, ten lines, $1 00
Each additional insertion, 40
Cards, per year, ten lines, 8 OO
Notices of Executors, Administra
tors and Guardians, 3 OO
Attachment notices before J. Pn . . 2 OO
Local notices, per line, 10
Yearly advertlsments will be charged
$70 per colunm, and at porportionat
rates for less thau a coluinu. PayabU In
A Good Hit.
The following racy examination
of a candidate for admission to the
bar, is taken from the Western Day
Journal," and is decidedly a hit.
The examination commences with:
"Do you smoke, sir?'
"I do, sir.'
"Have you a spare cigar?' .
"Yes, sir.' (Extending a short
"ow. sir. What is the first dutv
of a lawyer?'
"lo collect fees.'
"Right. What is the second?' '
uTo increase the number of lnV
clients.' . .
"When does votir nnsitinn trvworr!
your client change?'
"When making a bill of cost.'
Ull' 1.1 H a n4t
-ue men occupy me antaeonu-
tic position. I assume the charac
ter of -plaintiff and he becomes the
"A suit decided, hdw do von
stand with the lawyer conducting
uio ouier sider
"Cheek by jowl.'
"Enouirh. sir: vbu nromisa to 1a.
Come an ornament to vour nrofes-
sion, and I wish you success. Now,"
are you aware of the duty you owe
"Describe it.' . , .
"It is to invite you to drink.
"But suppose I decline?'
(Candidate scratches his head.)
"There is no instance of the kind
on record in tho books. I cannot
answer that question.'
"Yon flrn rioht- nnd rim rnnfl.
uence with which you make the as
sertion, 6hows you have read tho
law attentively. Let's take the
drink, and I will sign your certlfl-
"Well, sonny, whose pigj are
"Old sows, sir.'
"Whoso sow is it?'
"Old mail's, sir.' ,
"Well, then, who's your old man!'
"If youTl mind the pigs, I'll run.
home and ask the old womau.'
"Never mind, sonny; I . want a
sinnrr. Vinv? U-hat ran vnn Ant
J 1 - - vw.l J J H I
"Oh, 1 can milk the geese, ridti
the turkeys to water, hamstring the ,
grasshoppersj light fifes for flies to
court by, cut the buttons off dad's
coat when he's at prayers, keep
tally for dad and mam when they
scold at a mark old woman is al
"Got any brothers?'
"Lots of 'em all named Bill, ex
cept Bob his name's Sam. My
name's Larry, but they call me La
zy Lawrence, for shortness.'
Unique Notice. A Lewistown
landlord issues the lollowing no
tice "to all whom it niay concerhrt
in that bailiwick: "The undersign
ed, desiring to obey all laws res
training the sale ot liquors, respect
fully requests all heads of families
who have drunken sons, husbands,
wives or daughters, to give me the
written notice required by law, for
bidding me to sell to such habitual
drunkards liquors, with their sig
natures attached, and I pledge" by
self, my reputation and my proper
ty, that such requests shall be rig
idly complied with. I desire to
comply with all laws relating to
my legitimate business, and; in or
der to do so, request the assistance
of all law-abiding citizens. The
members of temperance societies,
who have annoyed me lor liquor,
will please favor me by withdraw
ing their patronage from either me
or the society."
Tua other day a young lady step
ped into a well-known establish
ment in town, and innuired of a
handsome clerk. "Sir, have you any
mouse-colored ladies' gloves?"
"Mouse-colored ladies. Miss?" "Yes
a sort of gray, iust the color of
your drawers, there," meaning' the
store drawers, whicn were painted
gray. "My drawers, Miss," ejacu
lated the young man, glancing
downwards at his dress to see if
everything was right and tight
"My drawer?. Miss t whv. 1 dntti
wear any 7" The young; lady was
carried home on & shutter.
The Urbana Citizen sava: On
Tuesday afternoon, while attending
picnic near Steenbarger'a Mills,
on Mad River, the wife of JnAca
Ichabod Corwin was bitten hv &
small prairie rattlctnake. ' Tha
wound was inflicted on tha insirlA
of the right fooL below tha ank-lo
The free use of wliiky soon placed
"VU1" uaugwr, ant in u now
recovering. - . - c;-