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JOIIN T. RAPEIt. i
. vfgEdttordiM proprietor.
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OIFIOE N. W. Comer of Main anJ
togaa ?U., Ooposita Gout House,
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12 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE.
JOHfJCPUCH,
.ATTOltftEY Al LAW,
O 'jr 1 i y ' r '
Dana Building Up Stairs,
iloARTIIUR, OHIO.
::il
COAL.
I
GET THK BEST
IIATH r..nnrn.rl tnTri.nl hunk, and am
JVrr Hrwt in Ml nnlera (hr col i qiianiitlni
lo run piin-hr. I will "II hfp
ron at the mii anHfitr on h nbimiwd ri-
mn-r . . .. ( . fcfloS W INTfcRS. ,
iSiilnl87l Sm '
KQRTGM'S CORNET BAND
H. W. HORTCN, koader.
jMe i ARTHUR, OHIO.
H A VI Nil lately inrlied nw and hnn'U
..ni Innd wutfon, nl are iranl Ip
Tumia!) o-l mii-ia on .ili"aiiin, to all
4.011,11. in Una or (joining t-uumiea. hiiit
S . F. CRAMER
.iVKllFiCtUttEK AftU liEALKRIN
lliunet, Saddles,
ltilll-M, Hit II era,
, UlilpN, iiui, liuce.
J Chains, ; Humes, end all
? Other Ar'.icles of Saddle; y.
ly tm-nila aiiil tn iunini neneraily are init
.t to rail and xiiiiiiue niy Mc k iiud m
( I make ttmui lionti.l aork, una I he
twrl atuncanu atll ai in yri Iwwt-M irif.
K k 1 aTT Li 1 N u
and niimuriicliirins 'lona tojordcr. and all
Work Warranted as Eepresented.
" liU.tit;ii C. JOSI-Si
ATH.QKNEY AT, LAW,
MAIN rt'l'HEhT.
McAIlTllUU, OHIO.
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lrrice One dour wenl of Uun Will t Brn.
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ED'A'IN N. UA1CM1IU-,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
:) i f '! ;-!.
NOTARY PUBLIC,
oiiive jicArtliui. uliio. -i
Will allond irninrllj to nil Imtinpaaffntriiaieo
lulna ci. iiovll
U S. CLAYFOOLE,
ATTOHiMiY Ai IiA W,
McARTHUR, 0.
Will imu'tice 1 1 vinlon Hinliidiolninci'Oiin
livN. Hh wpiilrin-lcil ! Iii- rt pn.injil
lg alti'iiileil In. ultire in Lunll llmife.
jHiiiliiiKly
. AMERICAN HOUSE, ,
OI'I'O-ITK B. II. l'KI'OT.
II A M DUN OHIO.
C, F. CAUTWKIGHT. Propiktor
Livery Mahle Mutched.
HIKAl.S KKADY
FUlt AM THAIN8.
II..11.A. I.uri
iurt I urn liillinl-MP'l
IhrniBhu it. .uotna rlwin unit i.niinriiiiw.
tfieia!l ii'dwd null Uif l"l I'- imirhet
alt'ir.lii, mid nn iikiiib nuuwl I"' iii roniinlnli
iimr I"11" 'V
j.c; toi,i;w A., 5i it.
Han pcrnnn-nlly iocaiod in
RAi:.THUl Oo
or 1 no iraviU' r
MEDICN and SURCERY,
to winch he will drvo'e hi enlire nlieiiliim.
tiKh (''kin Jiivia' Knii'iinl n. Miui. u''0
rKK Vinton Cuumy hunk.
liK ii.i nck
nii aiimri. wimiiel Wr hilvri.Jr.
EslHbllihd iioi I
MIAKT & KILT HUT,
8UCCE8HOIW IO InVlIiBMAKT l
'Wliolesale ' Grocers
aKD COMMISSION MEEOHANlTS;
Prompt Attention given to tlie
TraiiNler ol 1'IG IKON and
other Property from ami ty
ttuilrotul .tntl Canal.
Water Ktrevt.betieeen Paint and Walnut
CrilLLICOTHE. OHIO.
mar 1 1 Im.v i v . .
KOBT. CLARK &CO..
PvaLi.iiaaa Wholmalk au nirn
Uokii;lleii, - Nnilnnro - Printers,
' Uliiilfw,...
t' ; -And
BtAXK BOOK JUN'FACTUEKr.S
Law, Mkdical, Thki ugicri., txnooL,
and JliBCKLANKiiiiii Boots,
65 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati
'"art'atalngupa fnrnilie1 graiuiloiifly on
pi'licadun and any book rent by mail, pon
ae paid nu rrreiul in ul.lihhd priue.
Central House.
W0BOA1H HTJLICX. Proprietors.
V. High St bet'n Spring & Onestnnt
cpirjMBTjrs, ' O w u
' ! ? tebjib, si ren dat. . . ;
TheaWe hoaae ia now bandanmely fur
hUhfd, eeutrallf Jovabd, centenienl l th
depeitaad the latjlf aiipidied vnb the oe4
the market atfoida. The prnuneiura inmut
1 heir inend in VintwB county to i lb-in
call, , Iiaule7A
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MCARniuii, onio- decdmbeh 24. 1874.
WHOLE NO. 1,280
ANNIE AND WILLIE'S
PRAYER.
Thf fnlloti lnflwaiitlful pofnwrlt
ten liy JIr. Pophln P; Snow. Iinp-
)iroprftf, n w sre Just entrlnir up
on the holiday tlm. and will doubt
lf8 1 .'lug to tlif rt'inppibrinpeof our
renders the luppv, davy vlien they
were yomi2..Bnd mnke them to rf
meinhpr their little one more kindly
than heretofore. " '
Twos 'th ee before Clirltmnj
"i . -Oond id.'ht" hnd been mUI.
And Annie and Willie hnd crept Into
beil: " ' ' "
There wtre tear on their pillows,
anil tenrw In their even,
And ench little heart was heavy with
nljrha
For tn-nlirht their "tern father's com-
mnnd hnd been jrlven,
Thnt they should retire precisely at
even.
Instead or eljfht;'' fof they troubled
him more ''!" ,'
With questl(i.ns unhenrd of than ever
before :
lie hnd told tlicm he thought this de
lusion a gin.
Xo ueh being as -'Snnta Clans" ever
'i ' hml henn," y
And he hoped after this ho should
never nr re bear
How he c.nmlil'Ml down ohimneys
with preaenta each yi nr, -
And this w .s the reason the two little
So rfStlefisly topd on their suit.
downy beds.
Eight, nlup. nnd the clork on the
steeple tolled ten)
Not a word hud been epoken by cither
till then.
When Willie's snd fnee from the blan
ket did peep.
And whispered, dear Annie, is yon
fust nsleen?"
'Why. no, brother Willie." a sweet
voire replies.
"I bnve tried it. in vain, but I can't
shut my eves;
For. sonii bow It makes me sorry be
come. Dear papa lias Said there Is no Santii
Xow we know there Is, and It can't
be denied
For linennr' every vcar before mnni-
, inn died ;
But then. I've been thinking that she
used to pm-.
And (jo I would hear everything
mnuimit would s:iv.
And ncrlixps slip n" erl hi in to send
Pnnta Clans hern.
With the sacks full of prpsents he
brought evp,ry yer.r."
"Well, why tnn'r we pray dest as
ninmnia did then.
And ask him to scud It I in with pros-
cuts mien P
"I've been thinking so too." And
without a word more.
Four little bare feet bounded ojt on
the floor.
A'ul four little knees the soft carpet
preyed.
And two tiny hand were clasped
dine to eneh breast,'
Now. Willie you know we must
firmly believe
That the presents w e ask lor we're
sure to receive;
You must wait just as still till I say
the Amen.'
And by that yon will know that your
turn bus come then."
"Dear Jesus, look down on my broth
er and me.
And grant us the gifts we are asking
of thee;
! want a wax dolly, a tea chest and
ring.
And 1111 ebony work-box that shuts
up with a spring;
Dles papa, dear .Testis, and cause him
to gee
That Santa Clans loves ns far bitter
tlmnlie;
Don't let him get Iretful and angry
again
At dear brother Willie and Annie
Amen.' "
Please besus,'et Santa Tans turn
down .to-night.
And bring us Some presents before
blight.
1 want he i-hould divo me a nice little
' se.l.' k ' .
With bright shiny rudders, and all
painted red';
A box-mil 01 tandy, a book and a toy
A bu n. and then Desus I'll be a good
' boy."
Their pravers being ended they rais
ed up their heads.
And with heart light and cheerful
again sought their beds; .
They were soon lost in slumber, Doth
peaceful and deep
And with lalries In Dreamland were
roaming in sleep. !
Eight, nine, and the little French
clock had struck ten.
Ere the father had thought of his chil
dren again ;
He seems now to hear Annie's half
sup pressed sighs.
And to see the big tears In Willie's
blue eyes. .'
I wan liaroli with my darlings," he
mentally said, .
'And should not hare sent them
. so early to bed;
But then 1 was troubled my feeling
louud vent,"
For bank stock to-day has gone down
ten per cent.
But of coutec they've forgot their
troubled ere this,
And that I denied them the thrice
.asked for kUsr
But just to make sure I'll steal np
i thelr door, '"" '
It
;
For I never spoke harsh to my chil
" drcn before. ! ' :
So saying he, soltly ascended the
the stairs.
And arrived fct the door to licar both
of their prayers. ,
Ills Annie's "bless papa' drawi forth
the big tears,
And Willie's grave promise falls
aweet on his ears,
Strange, strangs I'd forgotten," said
he w ith a slh,
How 1 longed when a child, to have
Christmas draw nigh,".
"I'll atone for my harshness," he In
wardly siiid, ..'
"By answering thplr prayers erc I
sleep in my bed.' .
TheN he tuFned to the stalrsond softly
.. went down. . - -
Threw off his velvet slippers ond silk
. dressing iroWn, '
Donned hat, imut and boots, aud was
out on the street,'
A millionaire facing the cold driving
sleeti.,' . . :' . I .' iJ
Nor stopped until ha bad bought ev
fry thing, .'. ' ' , " m
From the box of . candy to the tiny
gold ting;
Indeed he kept adding so much to his
store,
That the various presents outnumber
ed a score.
Then homeward he turned with his
holiday load, i
And with Aunt Mary's alii in the nur
sery 'twas stowed ;
Mis? Dolly was seated beneath a pine
r.. tree.
By the fide of a table spread out for
her tea;
A work-box well filled In tho center
was laid
And on It a ring for which Annie had
. prayed. :. .
A soldier In uniform stood by a sled
With brlirht shlnlnff runners all
painted red."
There were balls, dogs and hor.ea
books, pi easing to see,
nd birds of all c olors w ere perched
In the tree;
While Santa Clans, laughing, stood np
in the top,
ls If getting ready more presents to
drop.
ilnd a the fond father the picture
surve ed, ' i
He thought for his trouble he hnd am
ply been paid,
Awl he said to himself, a ho brushed
off a tear,
"I'm happier to-night than I've been
tor a year.
I've enjoyed more true pleasure than
ever before;
What care I if bank stock falls ten
. . per cent, morel
Hereafter, I'll uinkeltH rule I believe,
To have Siiiita Clans visit us each
Christmas Eve.'
So thinking, he gently extinguished
the light
i4ud tripped down Hie stairs to retire
for the nl'ht t
Ai soon as the beams of the bright
morning sun
Put the darkuexs to flight, and the
stars, one by one,
Four little blue eyes out of slecj
' , opened wide,
.dud at the same uiouient the ptcsents
espied;
Then out of their beds tliey sprang
with a bound,
ilnd th very gifts prayed for. were
nil of them found.
They hmglied and they cried In their
Innocent glee,
ilnd shouted for "papa" to come
quick aud sec
What presents old Santa Clans had
brought In thn nltfht,
;.' list the things they tuid wanted) and
and left oefore light.
"And now," mlded Annie, In a voice
oft and low,
You'll believe me there's a Santa
Clans, papu, I know;
Hhile dear little IKillie climbed upon
bis knee,
Determined no Secret between them
should be;
.iud told Ih soft v hispers, how Entile
hnd said
That their blessed mamma, so long
ago dead,
Used to kneel down and pray by the
side of her chair
And that God up in henven had an
, swered her prayer!
"Then we dot up and payed dust
well as we tould,
.rind Dod answered our prayers, now
Wasn't he dood f"
"I should say that he was. If he sent
you all these. ' ' I
ylnd knew just w hat presents my chll
dren would please.
(Well. well, let him think so, the dear
'. little elf.
Twouid e cruel to tell him I did
myself."
Blind father! who canted your stern
heart to relent
And the hasty word spoken so soon
repent
TWas the Being who bade you steal
softly up stair
And made you his agent to answer
tneir prayers.
THE CHRISTMAS FLOWER.
BY MARY V SPENCER.
to
It was late iu the afternoon
betore Christmas, a bright
Irosty day, and Lucy Uratlon
taking her usual brisk walk
was attracted by a little girl,
whp stood .wistl ully regarding
some hot-house flow.M, W'M
as
It
to
tWistY window. Jhe child
was neally, ut Doorlj clad.
ler hands, were clasped, hef
Ips halt pasted in admiration,
her eyes riveted ou superb
cloth of gold fose.
Was anything ever so beau
tiful?" Lqcy hfiard her jay,
under her. breath. ; m
Would you likfl it. my dear?"
asked Lucy; for ihoUgh rich.
beautiful, and flattered, pros
perity had hot spoiled our he
orinp; sh3 slllfhnd a heart
'Oh, so rnucbl" replied the
clulil, looking rnouq to the
speaker, and finding assurance
11 the soft, kind eyes., Hut, It
was not of mvself I was think
nig," 6he added, wilhva blush,
NIt was of my brother. lie is
' ' : 4- x ' 1 1 M-V J
iiiimp-nacKen yon Know, ami
sick in bed,: and, ohl lovrs
iwers 80,",
The earnestness
ofjthe pirl
hroti ht the moist ure Lucy's
eves, "wmt, my aar, , sue
eriedj'and going in. sho bought
the rose. "Give that to your
brother',' a Christmas gilt,"
she , paid: and now-.tll me
where vnu'llvc; to morrow I II
come ana see you; nna per
liapO with n smile, 'Til bring
trior fliiwern.''
IT ) 1
"Ohl I hank you so much."
And then eh told Lu.cv wbre
s
to come; and an-'our hponne
with a nod and another of her
sweet smiles, passed on. the
child looked afipr ber as if she
had seen an angel. ! ''
lUph Wi'IOtiL'i.bv lid been
unnoticed, a 'speolafi r' of ti.ls.
seen. i
,"Who can : she W he said
to hinisell, waicning the urate
I11I figure going down I lie street
I've been in Europe, so long
that I know nobody. But, I'll
follow Ihe" child, anl usk her
where f.he snd her brother
1 . ,j
ives. I may be able to help
tl" tn " ;
He sincerely meant to help
. . . a
iliem, hut in tna secret heart
(here Inrkfd a hope that he
sornelitiip, meet this.
sweet almoner at the 1 bedside
fit the delormed boy.
Meantime (lie girl hurried
homeward, and bursting into
i lit attic, where I lie poor inva
lid lay, held up her rose in rx
uliatinii. 0I, Mail" cried her broth
er, feehlv, "where did you get.
i f Soc'i a beautilul. Do let
me touch it."
II is yours alt yours, Uarry.
Ami a beautiful lady gfte it to
me, and fuid trhe would come
to see yoir to morrow.', And
: lien she told the whole story,
breathless with enthusiasm.
Uarry took the roue in his
thin, wasted hands.'. "I thougt
it was only in heaven that
such fl iwers coul I grow,', he
said: Oli! inybe the beauti
lul lady was one of Qod's an
gels, inev used .to come on
earth, in the B Me t m m ; and
why not now? Perhips Lie
sent her to let me know how
bright it was up there, with
trees, hnd grass, and living wa
ters, and no nit: lit, no pain, no
hunger. O 'en when my back
hurts me,l wonder il Gudthinks
it wicked, that 1 want to go to
Ui-ii? I'll not be hump backed
in heaven will I mother?"
Christmas morning broke
brijibt and beauti ul. The
church belis rang out their
glad chimes, Uappy people,
in hundreds, went trooping up
the street But Uarry, in bis
narrow attic, was racked with
pain. - A great change had
come oyer bis face; it had a
pinched, gry look; an J his
Meter glanced anxiously, first
at it, aud then, at her mother.
The poor little lellow asked to
have Ihe rose, which had been
put in a broken tumbler, with
some water, placed beside him.
'It is beginning to fade, but,
I don't seem to suff-r so much,
when I can see it," he said.
And he murmured, as if to
I himself, We all do la4 aa the
Jef.,-"1 "' M
i
Uis mother was vainly strug
ghng to keep back her , tears
when there was a knock at the
door, and Lucy appeared,
bringing a whole handlul ol
Ihe loveliest hot house flowers
"Oh, how beauiilull how
beautilul!'' cried the little suf
ferer, stretching nut his wan,
wasted hands. "And you say
Ihey are all for me,'', lor Lucy,
having first spoken to his moth
er, and then to his sister,
had come to his bedside. "I
never saw anything, I never
believed there could be any
thing as pretty ad these while
flowersl they are o pure ihev
make me think of the angels,
Ihe angels in their shining
robes."
Ihey are lilies, dear." She
could hardly speak steadily.
I thought 'you -.Would like
hem."
lie -took them in his hands
and smell ol their fragrance.
'Ohl so much. 1 know now;
iicpIs always carried them.
You are nn angel, and God has
sent you to bring rne home to
Him," he aid, looking up at
her earnestly.
'Ohl my child, my child,''
cried ihe distracted mother,
don't talk so. You can't mean
i. You will outlive tis all."
Trying to keep down her fears.
He smiled faintly, and put
out his other hand. "Kiss nip,
mother," he said, faintly. 'Don't
cry."
i Just then the chimes of a
neighboring cburch began to
ritg,:Tlie silver sounds rose
and ; died, and died and rose
again, till the whole air quiver
ed, as it with celestial music.
"I hear them inging Ihe
harps of gold," hia fcp glowed,
hia eyes were fixed above
'Ohl the waIU, the walls all
shining "
His weak voice stopped.
There was a sob. The flowers
fell. Irom hi hand. The frail
form sank baok.
"Old my God, he ii dying.''
shrieked the mo1 her, clasping
him, in wild de-pair, in her
arms. "Will no one run for a
doctor?"
Lucy was turning to go,
though she saw it was hope
lesx, and knew not where to
seek lor a physician, when the
door opened, and two strane-era
entered. One was Utigh Wil
Ioughby, who came forward,
eagerly, saying,
"I heard you ask for a doc
tor. My friend here is one.
I told you," nodding to the lil
tlegirl, "I was coining to see
you, and we are just in time
; .But his companion, who had
already advanced to the bed,
shook his head, as he gazed rn
the calm, still face. . "He is
where no earthly physician
can avail him; but- happier,
happier, far," he said, address
ing the mother, tears in hia
voice, "than he wag here, or
any of us can he till we follow
him. The Lord hath given,"
for this great practioner was a
devout Christian, "and - the
L'ird hath taken away, blessed
be the name of the Lord "
As he spoke, the neighbor
ing chimes, as if io confirm hia
words, ruse in a triumphant
burst, and then were hushed
The meeting, at that bed ol
death, was not the last one be
tween' Hugh . Willnughby and
Lucy Uralton. They attended
together the. simple luneral,
assisted afterward to ' advauce
the fortunes' of the bereaved
mother, and joined in sending
ihe sister to school. They met.
too, at other similar scenes,
and in time - contracted ' an
affection, which ended in the
, . i 1 1 ' '- :
happiest of marriages. Their
was that- rare thing, ua onion
ot true souls."
Onet day, year after, Lucy
heard, for. the first time, the
trqa .expteoatioo- of her hua
baud's visit lo: the -dying ertp
pie, which, no-1 that moment,'
she had always thought a
chance one.
"1 went there hoping to meet
you. 1 loved you from the first
moment I saw you give the
rose to little Mav," he said, in
concluding. ! thought of the
holy words, Inasmuch as ye
did it unto the least of one ot
these, ye did It unto Me.
'But If was such a trifle,"
whispered Lucv, brokenly, with
her head on his shr.ulrier, and
ine tears rising to her eyes,
"such a triflle." :
"The Kinglofrl of Heaven
is made up of IHfles," was the
low, reverent answer. "It is
not always a cup of cold wa
ter, my dear: a simple flower
will do as well.'
The Crusades.
fto sooner was llenrv1 II laid
in hiri grave than Richatd of
England nnd Phillip of France
remembered Ihe vow which had
been taken onder Ihe old elm
tree, and agreed to leave Ihetr
own kingdoms and go as broth
ers In armR. In the rescue of the
Holv Sepnleher. ' '
On the 8(h of June, in the
venr 1191. after a erpat Variety
of advent urea, ihe fleet of Rich
ard entered the Bay of' Acre,
amid the sound of martial mil
sic ahd the rejoicine honts of
the Christian army. ' the latter
stood greatly in need of aidi
The French had reached Acre
before Ihe nrrlvat of the &ne
li'h. In four flaya after Rich
ard. CcBur de L'on had anchor
ed In the bav, the town of Acre
snrrenlpred' to tils valor, and
tliA artfly of Saladin was scat
tered. The lion-henrled Richard
won thahv a b'qodv field in the
land of the infidel. So grpat
became the terror of this
prince's name, that mothers
used tt In frighten iheir chil
dren: and long years after
Cceiir de-Lion ' had left the
shores of Palestine, it a horse
started, hia Syrian rider would
exclaim: 'Dost think Richard
is in that bush?" .
Near Af-calott, in the battle
of'Azottm, Richard performed
wondrous deeds of valor, ahd
the conquered Saladiu mourn
ed the loss of seven thousand
brave soldiers. Richard recov
ered Jaffa, the Joppi of ihe Bi
ble, aud rebuilt Ascalon, work
ing on its walls with hi8 own
hands. All along the coasts of
Palestine, from G-2za to Acre
he established strong posts. Ue
had many personal encounters
with the Saracens, and the
strength ot arm with which he
dealt the blows of his heavy
battle ax excited the wonder
ing admiration of both friend
and foe.'
Saladin' was worthy of this
crusading king. They fought
fiercely in battle with each oth
er, but are said -to have been
mutually courteous during the
seuEons of peace. When Rich
aod was ill, Saladin sent to him
the cooling snows of Lebanon,
wilh pn senis of damson plums
and other delicious fruits from
the vale of Damucus.
Coeur-de-Lion never entered
Jerusalem. Led to a neighbor
ing height whence he might
look down npon the Holy City,
he is s;iid to have raised his
shield before his eyes, claiming
that he was unwonhy to look
down upon the. sacred spot
which he bad been unable to
redeem Deserted by the
French king, and delayed or
thwarted iu his plans Ruhtrd,
belore he bad fulfilled the de
sire ol hia heart, and rescued
the Uoly Sepulcher from the
band ol the iiifJdel,'was recalled
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Company has begun prepara
tions lor taming oat its own
railroad iron, and. for this pur
pose has jutif completed the
eonsfuetion of a mill at Lara
mie, 'W.'tf
AlrVKItTI.SIXfJ TI!lt Slti-
One square,.. ml 00
Each addition -flseffioa ... CO
Card( per yes-v ....IO
Loeal nonet, ftt Wut,...:.. ifr
Vearlv adnrtliements 100 OO
column, nd at proportion art rate t
irssannre. rayauic in Muvanoe.
UT The Record being the cfflclaJ
paper of the town, and baring tl
largest circulation of any paper in tl
:ounty. offers superloi luJnceue&ti
to advertiser. - , ,
Circleville Herald.
Terrible Death.
William Oreager, an eatitaa
ble citiren ot Ibis place, cam
to bis death in a shocking man
ner on Monday last. At tho
time of his death he was em
ployed by 8weyer and Hurdle,
butchers of this city. On Mon
day morning last he repaired to
their slaughterhouse in compa
ny with William Kodgera.to
dress some hogs for market. De
had taken hold of the ears of a
hog to assist in pulling it into
the scalding trough. The ears
being bloody his bands slipped
and slaggering backward, he
lei I into the kettle and was
completely covered from ther
thighs op. The horrible pang
of 6 u fleeing which this' produc
ed can better be imagined than
words can explain. In trying
to save his life he placed bis
hands upon the bo'tom of tfye -kettle
to raise his head above
the tyater.whlcli was the means
or increasing his suffering. N,o
sooner had they touched the
hot iron than the leaders were
contracted and drawn np by"
the heat and Ihe flesh burnt and
crisped to the bone. Rodgeri
being on the opposite of the
bench, immediately sprang to
his rescue. Poor Billy, in his
struggles wilh death, eagerly
grasped him bv the lpg, exert
!ng all his remaining strength
to extricate himself, which al
most drew Rndgers into the
kettle also. . Rodgers seized
him by the coat collar, pulled
him out and set him upon the
bench. 'At his request four or
five buckets of cold watpr were
thrown npon h.'m, and an at
tempt was made to rpmove hit
clothes, but Ihe beat from hit
inner garments was so great
thaf his boots only were re
moved. Almost beside himself,
his sufferings were so great, he
startpfl home barefooted, wad
ing the creek. Upon removing;
In's clothes the flesh in many
placps came off. Dr. Thomp
son was immpdiately summon
ed, stimulants were adminis
tered and about I hree o'clock a
feeble nnlse was raised. In this
condition he remained until
about seven o'clock, when
death relieved him. The de
ceased leayes a wife and one
child.
If those persons who profess
to believe that newspaper ad.
vertisements are not read by
the public wish to be convinced
of theii error just let them
give publicity, to some matter
they would not care to divulge
to the world even in the most
obscure corner of a country
paper, and see what notoriety
ihbey would soon attain.
The Xenla Torchlight re
ports the case of a tramp wher
demanded food of a girl at a
larm house. She brought him
bread and pie. He threw them
on the ground, drew a pistol
and demanded meat and coffee.
She brought him meat m the
shape of a ferocious bull dog
TJie tramp hurried away to get
his coffee elsewhere.
Wind mills are at work in the
Scioto Valley. One kiud f$
pumping stock water while;
another description is laboring:
for a narrow gauge railway.
Aftkr all Missouri will h.ive
a Coustilqjional Convention
The majority for the Conven
tion is 283.
Tbs meanest man in tner
world is the fellow who knows
where Charley Ross is and
will not tell. v ..-!
' If you want to leel W&fns all
through give some poor iamily"
the meafiB to keep warm.'
, TEXie-, baa a town tailed
Lovelady, ;. Old mauls are in
quiring about the climate ther e
i "A act ot great polUeaees

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