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THE VINTON RECORD.
4 JOHN T. BAPfclt, ' "
' Editor and Proprietor.
OFFICE . If. Corner ef Mala aad
Logan Its., Oopoilta Court Hoot.
m
I J A YEAH, IN ADVANCE.
DarH Smart. . Samuel W.IQrert, Jr.
fXataUlaaad Ut.
S3IART 4c KILVEItT,
SUCCMMRSTOrMVlDBMARTl '
Wholesale Grocers
AID CCltMISSIOI MIE0H1HT8.
Prompt Attentlou siren to the
Trautfer or PIO IKON and
other Property from and to
lUilroadaud Canal.
Hie Agents for the Columbus and
Forte-mouth Packets,
Wtr StroeUbttween Paint and Walnut
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO.
MM 11 Unit if
-WILLIAM POLAND,
WHOLESALE GROCEIt.
Liner and OommUiion Merchants
no. 10 water strut, .
CHILLICOTHE. OniO.
Ale la BarrelMalf Barrel. aadBallUe.
MfMlf
CIQAB riOTOBT H0.1, 12th DI8T.
CIGARS! 14 A US!
BHAXIFES dc XBAMEB .
Paint St, Tour Doori South of Water,
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO,
TTin bow an hand alar- itoek of dr Oi-
XX tare. Barer. I choir brand La Iteao,
Clear Havana. 1. X. I-., No. A.Bliig Brand, Ma
aepna.Ae., and Ihe Sneet brand of chewing
aadmking tobacco known tr-roughout In
United Stat. Wnoleaal frii'i redueiedon
all kind afTobaec aad Cignre mi-hltr).
jomrii.Gi
DIALER IN
Italian and Vermont Marble.
ALL KINDS OK
GRAVE-YARD WORK
Meallj and' remptl? executed. .
Hulbe;'rjSt.,bt'i Second AWatei
Chllllcothe. Ohio.
WAL.LVAPJER.
GEORGE PERKINS
IlfTITB9th eaitenuoa af houeeaeeper o
this place a ad liciaiijF hi tork of Wall
reper.
ALU NEW STYLES.
FOR THE
4 Spring Trade of 1871.
A larga eaearlmenl juxt raeelred. Call and
eiatnia when jnu r in Chillicolhe.
Lintn and Paper Window Shade. Rvf
lie Shades, at ei(; a good Asiort
' mtnt of Miscellaneous and
School Hook: Stationery, fancy
Articles, dc ...
Wheelor & Wilson
Wat award! lb big ht premium at Ilia
WORLD'S rAIB, LOUDON IS 1862
Aad al tha .
Mxrotwtos viiirtisKUt, pamu ixmi,
tt ela.id.rd machine competing, la MJ of
till jtar w Imroducad t lh, county Ilia
low Improved Wheeler & Wilson
which aot only eurie.eae ll other machmce,
bat ll far ahead ot lha old W heeler A Wil
ton aa lha old ahead of nlliar niaehioe.
Ilia tha be.t lur foul ly awiaT makea tha
lank tih'b asd rank higheat ua a. count ol
tha ela.iii-.tf permanence, beauty and general
e)o.lrablena al il .iilchinx, nd tha wiilr
range af ita application, eiew.flr, require.
lea. powar aa i mora utireww
Than any other Machine in the World
Suy a other unlll you try
the Hew I hi nrved
Wheeler it Milfton.
The Sewing Machine World
is challenged.
Old machine read uetad and out ia perfeei
rdar at a liiliog eaul hj calling aa aitbarol
tha agent.
Frleh
RICH ARD CRAVJ, 1 Aaent MeArlhne O
aV.OKGK W. 8U80N. J Al'"" Arthur, O.
a OK IT U71
DENTISTRY
HAVING baaa eagaved la tha atady aad
pr H tioa of Deatiatri for Sfteea jreara aad
local araclilionar in Javkaoa for ail jaart,
aad baring arailtd Bjracir al all lb
Modem JmfxoyeinenU in Dental
Science
Boa1d raapacUalfr jr to tha eitiaan of Ma
4rlhar and vicinity that I am fully praparad
maaipulata all tha aariou branch of lha
aaiaaca. Fneaa aa low a lh lowa.l. Work
a good aa lha bat. Fanoaa eomiaf from a
aKalaaca wiahiaf t ramaia aotil thair aark in
dan will baantarliiaad at rnjr pnral raai
Jaae fra.
ETHER SPRAT and ELECTRICITY
l)d la itrating tralb, raadarinK their al
iraction ooniparahialr painlaoa. Adamlaat
laadaat Iwajr aa hand to wait upon ladiaa.
ira ma aali. &. f . V06GSAU, Uasti.t,
lijualf Jackaoa.U .
Jackeea IHarble IVerke,
B. F. OM1TU&CO.
Mala Street, Jackson C. U., O.
Tha altiaaai of Jaekaaa aad adjoining aonn
4 ! raapaetfully raniadaa tbatwtaraax.
catiag .
MONUMENTS, CRAYE-STONES,
Obelisks,
tftntles,
, DureauTopfa
Table Tops.
PAilLOU IIEAlCTllSTO.NE,
Picture Fraraet. Statues,
Aad all kind afarnamaatal work, from tha
ttqaalilj of
aUERCCAll ADD ITAUAV MABBLK3,
IS TMSEIQRBB1 El TLX OF AS!
At lVar friaa lhaa eaa ba puroiiaiad ia
aatbaaatlhio.
JP Challenge Cemtftfton, andrequeet
. n Mfiminatio of owr Work and
Pricee. .mjU
VOL. 23 -NO. 47.
MO ARTHUR, OHIO FEBRUARY 6, 1873.
cs&Kh . -A'- - -...
WHOLE NO. 1,191
CEORCEW. HOLLAND,
ATTORNEY AT L4W,
MCaARTliUlt, O.
OFFlCEv Dana' Bviiata vp Brtiaa.
WILL attaad pronptlT to al I boineaa aa
tru'lad to hi eara. Bpacial atUnlioa fir
a la coil lion, aad amount, collartad ra
mitt ad without delaf. Mpltt
O. T. CUNNINC,
Xj A. W B R,
. M'AIITHUR, O.
nci at Diro tToaa, maw trim,
ttaug lira
EDWIX N. BABNUILL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
AND
NOTARY PTJBLIO,
Offlco-rMcArthur. OWo,
Will attaad praaipUr taaUbanaanantnutad
I kia aara. . uorll
TJ. a OLAYFOOLTJ,
ATTSRNEY AT LAW,
(rnoskcumo attobmtj
MoAltTHUR, O.
"Will pracliaa i a vtaton and adjoiaiag coua
tiaa. iitu.r aatrmlad ta hia eara pionpt
1 atteoded la. Office ia Court llou.a.
jnWlt;ily
HOMEIt C. JONES.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MAIM STRXkT.
McARTHUR, OHIO.
0t icai-Ona daor weal aTOaa Will Broa.
ttoi.
iaaflOat
AMERICAN HOUSE,
OPPOSITE It. R. DEPOT.
II A M D E N , OHIO.
R. FOX, PROPRIETOR.
Livery Stables Attached.
MBAU RIADY FOR ALL TBAINB.
Th Houa ha. ut haan rfurnihd
ihroufhaut. Hoome clean end cnmforlahla,
tha labia rnpplied with th tt lha market
ffonl. aad ao pain prad to omoilala
gucat. rnrt 16( It
PEYTOiK COX,
AUCTION EER.
fj ILL attend to all butia.a aatruitcd to
YY hucara.
P.O. ADDRESS:
. REEDMJHiLL8,
Wmtam County, O.
Dr. J. L. DUNLAP,
DB1TTIST,
O'lfR aouih idoofaecoad .treat, four
diu"i from Wilnul alrarl,
CHILLICOTHE. OHIO.
Janin
HE1SUY MAULE,
Merchant Tailor,
Baa jut received bit
FALL ANPWHrER STOCK
Of lh lale.t rtjle af
Clothe, Caiiimeiei and Veitiagi,
. Wbick 1 will aetl Tery Vmw far Caafc.
ClUSTOM work dona la th. mot (arhiona
Ma and durable manner.
I imnmiii i" iiww.. i- -
to ma herelofore, I nolicit a eontinuaaee of
Ilia ma. neincmoer in piavw
8eaad Street. rrml Dmt fraai 1
aina'aC'araer. Owl H. SlAl'LK.
JOHN BIEGEL,
Formerly ol B.mdaa.l
a MKOIUICKStohi friend ia Vinton and
iadjoioiaceountlea-tnt he ha bought the
Hotel Formerlj lept by Obai. 8mith
Thre door wait ef Madiaoa, oa
FRONT ST.
PORTSMOUTH, Q.
R.ha redttad it throughout, and la praparad
to .nlcrtaia lha tiaraling publio at raaaonaH
rata. '
S. V. LORD
Mc ARTHUR, O.
MARUr ACTDRER AND DEALER IN
Yellow Poplar Shingle.
A LARGE atock on head, wall aeaaraadid
offered at low Oricaa.
FA CTOR ffiear of Join Lwit
Btndtnte, Mc Arthur, V
Ton are tarltad tt call aad Mania, ejtulilr
aad pnoc. wan
McARTHUR
Ktrtkait orar:f Maia aad Jaekaea atreei
MeABTlURt OHIO
GEO. yr. BBUNTON, Proprietor
MuabetiirM
Carriage, BugaitS. Exprteets, etc
AIM, Aia AMD ALL IHU4 a WIOM WO
doae order on abort gotica.
Painting and Triaunlng
ot an kind zcaUd ib tha aeataei aad neat
arti ti itTla.
EKPA1BUIO oi ail klada ia mj h witx U
promptly aad aaaai. don.
aatWork done at true. eetablJboBf.ia war
lantrd to he aubalaatiat. putup aolid aad axe
ea 'ad ia ta aioal woaku-aalika anannar. aot
to oeaieeliadiaaaraaapoet ,aDf i6er
wjoiirDBDi,aaf tovBwr. .
Import iint tO thOOO
VJhn'nnnA Fnrni-
ture.
The extensive Furniture
"Ware Rooms of W. E.
BUSERhas just been well
uuuuHuju.. wvv "
filled with an entire new'-'f
Stock Of elegant Styles and
0
of the newest patterns.
Call and see the Cottage
Bedstead with very fine
bracket rail that he is sell
ing at $5.50. . Also the
quarter Marble Bureau
with fine fruit carved han
dles at $20.00. In fact all
other goods are sold lower
than the lowest.
22 PAINT STREET,
Bet. Second and Water,
CHILLICOTHE, O.
BUY YOUR
BOOTS AND SHOES
OF
J. W. WILSON,
Hamden, Ohio.
I USE none bat lh beet material, and am
play aoae but tha beat workmen.
Special attteat:na paid to lha manufacture
FINE DBESS BOOTS,
made to orler of lha beat French (lock. All
work warranted.
Perfect Fit
iToctiy
Gnaraatet
J. W, WILSON.
$30,000.00
If! PREMIUMS!
Are offered to Agents for proonring
. Clubi tot the CINCINNATI
WEEILT GAZETTE
1 thirty an cjlumrf pper, and eonlnin.
thirlT iour columD.of reading matter. Ilia
. ,.' ', UaVatK . ..
NtwvOteTalwrofoRtlot.Agrlculturo,
Commerce, and all other s I Ji tie
ef interett to the People.
Aa an airirulural paper th. Wiuli Oi
imeannot he aurpansed, Thouianda
farmera and housekeeper coulributed
thia department during the put year.
The Gazette It the Leading
Republican Newspaper
of the West,
And haa lha large! circulation of asj Repub
lican paper wet ol the mountain.
AS EXT WANTED ETEKTWUKBB
''end for Premium 1. 1st, .to , to CIN. OA
ZK I' I K CO., Cincinnati, O. 24 Uw
SPRING AND SUMMER
oxjOTHinsro-
FRANK IICLLMA1Y,
At hi. a. plae. of buluii,
THE OLD IIECIIT STAND,
(Opposite Court Bnuaa)
CHILLICOTHE, O.
HAS THE
Choicest Stock
OF
Spring and Summer Clothing
EVER breught to thi. market, embracing
II the lateat and moat laahionabl eljlat,
cut ia accordance with tha latent (anhion.
Whea you want a aobbr auit dou't fiul to aall
oa Frank. U. ala CUTS and
Makis Garmknts to Ordik
aad haa a full lia. ef
Gents' Underwear
MATS AND CAPS, AC.
All elnlhlnc marked down t. th. LOW.
EST riOVatES. Giro m a tU aad 1 will
warraol aalialactiea.- --ttajr
FRAttK BELLMAR.
JOE WOKE
EXECUTED
NEATLY & PROMPTLY
THIS OFFICE
u
, ,:ad ...,
a notes were paid, hU dreams were
ilil?; .
ml he will tell you, to this dny,: .
ow wul1 (HJ printer" Ink repiy'
0 told us, wjth 11 knowing wink,
jw he wns saved with printer's Ink.
"ftise up ut once, get out ot bed,
AiirVo-t. vnnp nnner 111L niifT'nun '
Aud sty these words unto all tneu
goods I wish to sell to 50ft;
ntl to your wlf.;ainl tlaiigtitert.too;
Uy piict-s they shall be so low,.
Phfit 1'iipli uliuM hnv hfikm tlmv rnV
did us his good n lfo advised,
nd In the puper ndvertiscd ;
towtls came and bought of all )io
r" p.'ren3 t:ht
ElllClllUU IV IHG JII-P! tt OIIJ(llb,
did no' let the people know,
what hu had. or where to go. .
t drafts were duo and we. re not
paid ; -
levy on his goods1 was mvle
0 store was cloned mull the eale,
id for some time he was in ja'.l.
bunk! iit now. wliiioul n ueut,
leisure he did deep repent
at he was foolish and unwise,
id did not freely advertise.
Too Poor to Take a Paper."
of
Moor?, of tha Mural Ne
irker, was sitting in his office,
0 afrernoon some years ago,
en h firmer Irieii'l came in and
'1: 4 Mr. Muoro, I liko your pa
r, but times are so hard 1 can
t pny for it.'
4'Is that so, friend Jone9? I
1 sorry to. hear that yon are so
Qr; if you are so hard run I
I give you my p-iper."
KJIi, no,-1 em't tikoit na'n
. "Well, then, Ict.s ee.e . hp vy
can fix ir. You raise chick
, I believe."
'Yes, 11 few, but they don' l
ng any tiling, hardly."
A RUINED FAMILY.
The Career of Edward Stiles
the Murderer of Fisk—His Relatives
and Victims—A Sad Tale
of Domestic Shame
[From the Chicago Tribune.
of
to
In Ihe year 183S, Edward 11.
Stokes, a sujcesslul cloth mer
chant Oew York, aoti nearly
connected with some ol the
most prominent representa
tives of tle wealth aoJ beneflc
enof that ciry,TryRrei'rim
business with a handsome com
petency. Eight years pro
viously he had married a Miss
Stiles, a daughter of a leading
Philadelphia!), and choosing a
liQrne of ease and elegance, Mr.
Stokes chose Philadelphia as
hia future residence. There
his eldest son was born in 1839,
and named Edward Sliles, after
a maternal relative. The lad
was a boy of unusual beauty
and promise, a quick, active
mind, a generous loving dispo
sition these trails being re
membered well alter a lapse oi
years by those who knew him
at that time. Two daughters
and two other sons were born
in the period between 1840 and
1850. The family is recalled
as being rarely endowed with
all that seemed needed to in
sure the happiness oi a house
bold. The home was one of
wealth and luxury, the culture
of the best.
Edward was educated at the
university, and took high rank
aa a scholar, lie went to New
York at the ago cf seventeen,
to enter into the store oi Sam
uel Perry, on South Water
street, a cheese dealer. Perry
failed three years later, and
young Stckes formed a part
nersbip, with a junior of the
collapsed house, and they, as
Stoke. & Budlong, opened a
cheese store on Vesey street.
They bad excellent success,
their foreign shipping trade be
ing very large, calling Stokes
to Europe several times within
the next few seasons. About
this time the senior Stokes re
moved to New York, where he
look up his office with his son
though not originally intend
ing to become entangled in
business. Such was the result,
however, and not only was the
father, but other prominent
wealthy relatives, gradually,
but heavily involved in the ex
tended ventures of Stokes &
Budlong. The failure of the
firm followed, and lather and
son were thrown into bankruptcy.
I
Bl
With the wreck of bis for
tunes young Stoke embarked
next in the enterprise of es
tablishing an oil refinery at
Uunter's Point. Three hun-
1 dred thousand dollars were ex
pended in the works, which
were to be of the best
class, when the company fell
I into difficulties, and at this
juncture the baleful light oi
Jim Fink's countenance comes
into the story. Jim was in the
Cfull tide of his operations with
J Erie. -He held the advantages
(we wish it were less employed
i by even more scrupulcue rail
way managers than be) sup
plied by his eorporation in
transportation and control of
market, as the Erie was the
great thoroughfare to the oil
- regions. A compact ws
struck. . Fisk entered the re
finery company, reinforced its
capital, and with a change of
name and heavy "drawbacks"
J on f he Erie freight bill, the
1 Hunter's Point refinery sailed
jitroDgly into successful com-
petition. Stokes was Secretary
as well as partner. At one
Hime his profits from the refin-
Jery gave him f 1,000 per week.
Ii In 1864 Stokes married the
daughter of J. W. Southwick,
la prominent furniture dealer in
New York, one of the oldest in
his line in that eity. A abort
time since one of our oldest
"presidents showed us a set of
lurnuure, a weauing outnt
brought to Chicago in 1836
bought of Mr. Southwick, who
is now a niaji of immense
wealth, and still in active busi
ness in a great Broadway es
tablishment The wedding oj
Stoke with Miss Southwick
seemed to lack nothing that
wealth, position and social sur
roundings ou Id bring to insure
happiness. They made their
sumptuous home in the Hoff
man louse, and moved among
lha most brilliant life of the
metropolis.
The next scene in the drama
brings the infamous woman,
Mansfield into the plot. Solo
mon described her many cen
turies ago, and we fear Solo
mon knew what he was writing
about. But his painting has
never been surpassed, and if
somebody could have slipped
into Stokes mind this little pen
portrait, made two thousand
year., ago, of Josephine Mans
field and her infamous sisters,
it might have spared commu
nity the fruits ot the new ac
quaintance, llere are some ol
the wise man's colorings oi his
subject: '
She llcth lu wait as lor a prey, and
incrcasetb the transgressions among
men. .
Her feet go tlorn to death, her
steps take hold on hell.
, -Her house Incllneth Into death, and
her paths Into the dead. None that
go unto her return aitaln.
. : lie goeth after her straightway, as
att ox goetb to the slaughter.
She has cast down many wounded,
yea many strong men have been slain
by her.
Her house is the way to hell, going
down to the chamber of death.
The dead are there. Her guests are
In the depths of hell.
And just precisely that hap
pened which the Son of David
predicted; from the house of
the harlot the path turned
downward. A quarrel between
Fisk and Stokes followed. It
was carried into affairs of busi
ness. Fisk refused to allow the
Hunter's 4. Point concern to
make a dividend, and thus cut
off Stokes supplies. The dis
graceful relation with . Man.
field became more shameless,
and the father-in-law, South
wick,' sent his daughter and her
child to Europe early in 1871
to remove her from Ihe scene
of the Bcandal. Stokes euragod
at Fisk, used his position as
Secretary to colled $30,000
from Devoc, an oil merchant,
which sum he held openly and
defiantly as his share ot the
profits. Fisk caused his arrest
on a criminal charge. Stokes
turned to his wealthy relatives.
No one of them would bail
him, and he was forced to
make terms and submit, and re
funded the money, ilia rela
tions (0 Fisk were bitter, and
out of the intensity of the evil
passions and criminalities of
his position with Mansfield
grew murder. Turn to Solo
mon again, and there is no
mystery ia the chain cf se
quences. It is said that the
same steamer that took out to
Europe the news of the mur
der of Fisk by Stokes carried a
divorce procured by her family
for his wife, who still remains
abroad.
The story of family grief
and reverses is not all told.
The 6enior Stokes, after thirty
years of retirement and enjoy
ment ofa luxurious home, is
bankrupt and homeless iu bis
old age. One of the daugh
ter! died two weeks after mar
riage. The second daughter,
the wife ot a Mr. Suttou, at
tached herself so strongly to
the fortunes of her brother that
her husband discarded her, and
she is in refuge with her aged
parents. The second son, a
young man of great promise,
died about two months ago of
grief and shame at the family
reverses, and the whole tale
of the innocent and suffering
victims by this complication
of crime and shame is not to
be tally told without inclu
ding soma of the best known
and esteemed of New York
families.
It young men in our commu
nities could only ride on ex
press trains to the devil, and
take no one with them, there
would be less to be sg since,
aside from these considerations,
it is every man's individual
right to barter away his life
and fortune and sacred honor
at his own price.' Satan buyj
a great many of these poor fol
lows very cheap,'and at short
option for sellers.. But every
car is part of a family train.
The shock and crash of shame
and disgrace must fall on inno
cent as well as guilty. In be
half of the fathers and mothers
and sisters of the community,
let general warning be made of
the case oi Edward S. Stokes.
Where has romance woven
anything so sad? Where, in
modern communities, have
been given more abrupt and
startling variations cf Jighl
and shade, from the brightest
point of promise and assured
happiness to the depths ot
darkness and misery, than
those on which the curtain
falls?
James Emmit announces, so
nays the Chillicotha Gazette,
that the present season will
forever close his connection
with the distilling business.
He is tired of it.
He ought to bo tired of it
by this time. He has made a
fortune, to be sure, but the
trouble, perplexity, and per
sonal danger he has gone
through, have been such as mil
lions of cash oan not compen
sate. Many a man, poor as
Lazarus, has been happier. -
Marietta Register.
An exchange gives delinquent
subscribers a gentle reminder
as follows. "The average length
of a farmer's life is 65 year,
while that of a printer is but S3
hence the necessity of paying for
your paper promptly. We have
not long to live and would like
to have a little money befjre we
die."
Tub Dutch do not allow mar
ried children to live in the
same house with the parents
of either the husband or wife
A constant dripping will
wear out a large rock. Keep
dropping your advertisement
on the publio and they will
soon melt under it like rock
salt.'
AnVERTfSINO TERMS.
One sqnare, 7 r.v r.wHfX- V
Kiitlia'lttitlonalttuertion ... ,
Gird, peryeai.. 13 o;
Lnoal notice, per line,.,.. ' !.
Yonrlv ad Vflrti4ime uta ftlOli Oil
column, and at proportionate rate" f u
. 11.1 1
tea in pure, rayauie in aurancc. - - - -
y ine uecoru Deine tne ou;riri .
nmipp nf tha tntro. and imvlup- tt i- '
largest circulation ofany paper in t) v
county, offers gnperloi InJucenioUa.
to advertiser. ,
MORE MINNESOTA INCIDENTS.
A Minister, His Wife and
Child Frozen to Death Within
a Few Rods of His House.
[From the Winona Republican.
Among the losses of life re
ported in consequence of the '
late terrific storm are toe iol- :
lowing: Hon. U. R. Wellai ef '
Preston, reports the loss of a
minister and family from Lime.
Springs, Iowa, visiting in Fill
more county. The minister.
with his wife and two children.
undertook to reach home, feud
when near borne, the horses.
gave out, and be took ona
child and made his way to the
house, but in returning to tha
cutter where he had left his '
wife and remaining child, l.e
was lost, and was found the
next day fruzen to death. HU
wife and child, left in the cuf
ter, were also found dead, but
tho one taken to the house waa '
found alive. A man had been '
seen hanging around a grove
in Fillmore county some da; a'
before the storm of Tuesday
night, but was found and taken '
to the counf y poor farm, where
both hands and feet were am
putated. He gives his name
aa Lee, is delirious, and begs ot
Sheriff Martin not to kill him..
He is supposed to be a crimi
nal wanted by bherifi Martin'
of Winona county. f
E. E. Payne, of Rochester,
got caught in the recent terri-'
ble storm while riding in Dodge
county, within a few miles of
Kason, and lay out one wh ile;
day and two nights before h
could find a house. He says: !
passed Mr. Gaskill's before
dark, expecting to make Mr.'
Tuckers about a mile further
south, but when about half
way was so blinded by the
storm that I turned to take mv
track back to Mr. G.'s, which t
adjustpassa?. My only guidef
. ' A. a. a f
was tne wma, ana tint changed
I . ... . 1 I L lit. A. -
iu west Hunuwesi, wiiuoui my
1. . . . '.
Knowledge or consent, and af
ter wandering, perhaps an hour1
I put up for the night by fum
ing my ponies loose, and cut
ter up, and sat me down to
rest within twenty ; rods ot
Andrew Johnson's house.
There I was all nighf, singing;
praying, and working,' to keep
alive; At one time I struck-'
my hands 300 time?, and at an
other kicked my feet 500 times:
At length day dawned but no
abatement of the storm. I
could see two rods after dig
cine out of where I waa drifted
under, and could hardly stand;
the wind blew so. 1 was afraid
to leave, and returned to my
then. snowy nest, aud laid mo
down to die, if it was God's
will. For hours I stood the
storm shivering, with clothes
wet and frozen. Al last I re.
peated the verse:
'I can but perUh If t go,
I urn resolved to try,
For If I stay rigl-t here I know
1 shall most surely die."
"I started by holding on to
the fence until I found . died
track, which, wich difficulty I
followed nntil 1 found a grain
eryaud stable, but could nod
find a house. I staved in th
1
(Stable for hours, waiting for
some one to come, but in Tain,
and agaiu started out in search
of a bouse got lost and could
not find the stable again, until
wandering about an hour per
haps, I struck the trck, which I
followed to the stable to find
that some one had been there
and fastened door. As my onlr
alternative, I found an open
shed a'nd straw-stack, and mada
my bed amid drifting snow,
without any bufaro rohe, anil
spent another long night.
Thursday morning fouud mcj
alive and the sky somewhat
clear, so about 8 o'clock I found
a house within ten rods of
where I had been several timn
the day previous on every sida
ofit,' -
Da. Bowies, Dentist, McAr
thur, G, ...

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