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Business f Directory.
I. O. O. T. i
THE EKttCLAB Commnaieatlooa of til. Lodg
of Good Templar, r held la their hall la Stao
no', Bloek. every Toeedar evening. Visiting Broth'
ereaodSwUresj-e Invited. . All who feel aaiatereat
a theceAse at Tamaaraaea and and welfare or th.
emwaaity, are reeneoted lojola . L.J
HORI A: CHANCE, '
TTORNETS AT LAW, Oflos io Rockland"! Xrw
.fV Block, ntHracuuiU. , wi
J. Ri BAttTLETT,
A TTORkT-T AKDCOCrrsELLOKATIiAW.esjea
ever B. tftrrtn c Co.", Stan, earner Front and
rRHOir omo.M i ; I ,
JOH.V M. LEMMOA,
1 TTOBNIYtAT LAW aad Xotarr Fubllo. - Alaa
J aataorlaedafeat far ooll.etiaD ot a'l klsde of
MI(ilarT,B09iiXT,aaa reonoaviu ta
J. Ii. GHEEE ic SOJY,
ATTORJfETS COUNSELLORS AT LAW, will
attead to Loral Basineea la Baadaakr and ad-
toiatar eoanti.a. Particular attaotioa aald to the
eoiieotiaa or uiaiae. Boiman' saea ray, koobtt
aad Poaaiaa olain, proajptlj attended to. OFFICE
- rroat. eoraorroHn,aa-euuni, irtar dicobva.' '
r- d Jo : C. W. PAGE, . ; -"-
a 'TTOSfrEY AT LAW and otarr rahUe. ' laar-
J anoa, Real butt asd eaaaralCaUsrting Arent
lorauciaQaai war ana rateni viaiaw.
H. W. WlXSIiOW, !
nn.v.v l vn raT Tns AVtAtf 1 1 1
At 1 J . o . A U UV 1' .'I'i.llUUH A 1 U A t W Ul
attead to Profeaalonal Boaiaeu la Bandaak,
aadadjolnlnc oounuea, Bpasial atteBtrsa (lrea to
r rocnrlDf Soldier". Par, Boaaty, and Ptoaton,.
Omci Seoond Storr Tyler"! Block. .
FREMdNT, OHIO. ' S" .
ETERETT & FOWLEB,
ATT0RSEIB9 AXD C0CK3ELL0RS AT - LAW,
and Solloitore IsChaneerj; will attend to pro
fenaional baeineae ia vaodasky and adjoining ooan
tiea. OiBo, Booond etory Baekland 1TKW Biook.
Tlt-nM FREMONT, OHIO. J v.
II. F. BAKER, M. II.,
PHYSICIAH, 8TTBr,IO AND ACCOCCHEtTt
PrtTate dieeaac oararaily treated and prsmaily
eared. OAs. and reaidenee on Bute Street, Eaat file
of the rirer, f jar doom eaat af the Brick Tarera,
FREMONT. OHIO. I16tf
J, M. COREY, M W.w "
"THY31CIAN AND SURQEON. Omoa Up-atairc,
J? orr lhr" Hat aad Cap Store, Bert door to
6w'e 8nt lOBoe, "
FREMONT, OHIO. oatSOM.
H. F. BOS WORTH, 31. !.,
TJHYBICIAN AND srRGEON. Offloe, Shemo'r
X Blook, OT.ry'oetOniee, Front Street,
r Maun a , vm v.
J. W. FAILING, 91. U.,
TTOM0SOPATHIO PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
XX Ojtc ktnrt From 1 to r.. Stards, trom
JO a to 8 r. a. Partiealar attention paid to Dii
nw of the Throat aad Laag. OFFICE, BurUwit
Oli Bitch, aecond door.
FREMONT, OHIO. April ISM.
8. B. TAYIiOK, M.D.,
HOMCEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN AND SCROEON.
OFFICE In Yallette'i Block,OTer E R.Moore'e
Hroeery and Crockery Store,
FREMONT, OHIO. . jApl8j
II. M. SHAW,
'NTtST, b prepared to do all work la .
nee and aatiefaetioa to all who may need
the JDental rroreeeioa wita prompt
bla eerrieee. Hell preparedtoaetfromaaiarletooth
tof MTntnroearp lete Beta forap per and lower jawa.
Tarth ineertad on pint, or fold, or ailrar plat.
rnoa la Backlind'e.ld Block, np itaira,
FREMONT, OHIO. Jaa 63
G. J. SAIiZHAX,
DENTIST.will he in hi, office, at Clyde,
tholaattwo weekaof each month,:
to aerformall operation, reqnirad in hie
nrifemioa. Satisfaction raaraateed In all
Roome at the old etand. Oct 17, 6fr Mtf
Mlt i lib, vniu.
. r DRUCCISTS.
DR. E. DIL.LOX & SOX,
DRUGGISTS aad dealer, in Palnt,Oil, Dye etnfFe,
. Window Glam, P.tent Medieinea, Fancy ArrJ
eiea, lie Front Street,
C. R. McCUIiliOCII,
DEALER in Drnre, Medicine, Chemical,, Palnta,
Oila, Varniehee, Dye-StoOe, Glaee, Book,. Sta
ttery. Wall Paper. Farey Good,, Ate, fceNo.S,
Barkland'e old Block,
9. BUCK Li AND SONS,'
-pvIALERS In Druge. Medieinea, Chealeala, Paint.,
I J Oila, Tarainhes, Dye-StnSe, Giaaa, Booka, Sta
tionery, Wall Paper, Fancy Gooda, fco, Ac , No. 1,
Backiand', old Block, 1
""C LOTH INC. "
SB.rrOQS 6i SZLQ.,
EALEKS InClothlna, and Merchint Tailoring,
one aoor nortn oi Aationai nana,
. FREMONT, OHIO.
BRISTOL tc TATLOBi
DEALERS in Dry Good., Dreea Good., Dome.
ties White Goods, Woolen Uoode, Notion..
eoraer'Froot aad Stat. Street,,. . . v
II EH. TI ON, StllTH A WILSON,
TttALERS la DryGoorie,Shaw!e A-Cloak f, Whit
If Goods, Hosiery aad Glorea, Flannela, Blanket.,
Notions, fte Front Street,
FREMONT, OHIO. . .
EMM RICH & COt
DEALERS ia Dry Gooda, Ready-ISade Clothing,
Groeeriea, fca.. Front Street, -i
FREMONT, OHIO. -
'. A. RICE,
SEALER fn Dry Gooda, Groceries Hats ft Cape,
Boot, aad Shoes, MerehantTalloring, Ac .Front
at, FREMONT, OHIO.
ROBERTS ic SIIELiDOX,
DEALERS in Hardware, Nails, Store., Africa!'
taral ImplemeaU, and aunnfactnrer 0
THOMPSON & CO.,
HARDWARE, Stores, Tin, Copper and Sseet Iren
Ware, Front Street,
WADS WORTH & PRATT,
DEALERS ia Crockery, China, Glasiwara, c,
Fabiag k Heim's New Blo;k,
s. a. axoo&xi,
TVF.ALERinCrakery,ChiBaand Glass wire, Brit
II atnia Ware, Lookinr Gita es. Lamp,, Am ,Fmn
Street, FRKMONT.OHIO. t
CROGHAN HOUSE, "
17 RANK N.GCRNEY, Proprietor. Passenrrs ear-
nod to and from the Honee free of charge. Sit
aat, corner of State and Front Streets,
K. R- BBLDIKO
KE8SLERA! BELDING, Proprietors. Passengers
carried to aad from the House free of charge,
bitalte corner Front and rttate Streets,
Young America Dining Saloon.
WARM MEAL8 SERVEDAT ALL HOURS.
OYSTERS by the Can aad naif Can can always be
obtained as low aa eaa b, bought elsewhere.
Come and eee for roarwif.
Fremont, Dee 7, 18o 4if
A. D. WI1.ES
PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY", In St. Clair". Block,
onpoaite the Post Office,
J. II. HOOD,
IIOENCEDCltyandCoanty Aactionrer. OWieat
jCTRR Depot, Fremont. Particular atten
tloa riTaa to Pablic VaBduas: P. O. Drawer, s4,
FREMONT, OHIO. (Mire)
nOR'E-SHOKING SHOP and Edge-Ten! making,
on KapoleoaSlre.tonpo,it June Bc.klsnd
lime-kiln, FBEMOVT, OHIO. 61ml.
X OCK4M1T1I CUTLER. K.Bain Loci , Clocks,
, t Swiig kiscbinea, Tiuoks, tajlrellas, Ac, Ac
Grinds Surgeon's Instruments, Kutira, Euiren,
Shears, and all kinds of emailed;; tools. All work
attended to promptly aadaaLsfaotIoa guaraateed.
ghopoa Croghaa street, ioaih side, rear of Perry
FREMONT, 0HJO yl
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COUNTY. OHIO ;
Now offer far sale Large Stock of.
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S T O V B S!
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-: Vis. i'l
THOMPSOi k CO.
Frbiokt, Jane 1,1666. S3tf. i.
The War ia Over!
Gold has Gone Down!
ROBERTS & SHELDON
Have reduced thePrice
WE ask the Farmers to call and ex
aming our stock
Tools and Implements,
. which .consist in part of
- ' t .
Combiuation Steel Plow,
Curtis' Iron Beam,"? - :"
Fostoria Cast Plow,
Shovel Plows, doable & single
Road Scrapers, '
Corn Shellers, iron and wood,
Hoes and Forks,
. Rakes and Scythes, . .
Scythe Sticks and Stones,
Shovels and Spades, ..
Tuba, Pails, Broomg,
Spinning Wheels and, Reels,
Sheep Shears fc Wool Twine,
Stucco, fec, tfce., &c
Together with a complete stock ot
House and Barn Trimmings,
Builders' fe Farmers' Hardware,
Tin and Sheet iron Ware,
All of which we offer at
Prices which defy Comjetition!
ALSO AGENTS FOR THE
Mwer and Reaper
Buckeye Wood Sawing Ma
chines, Fairbanks' Scales,
Our Tin Shop,
Is in order, and will fill your order
ROBERTS & SHELDON.
From this date ttU fartbir Berks i
. - 5
n h. n 't.
1 .t rr. if i ? " f SWT
WE HA9 E A GOOD SUPPLY
OF , ALU tUSDo, Or-
To be Fvaael In the Slarket, - .
Which we don't propoa to sell qoita at cost,
BUT SO NEAR IT K
That the Protita Amoant to Kothlag
; ' To the bayaraad famish as with Just enongh .
itanrpate pay ezaenaea east. ,, ... '
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Also a good supply, cheap, af
ZaEATHER &. FINDINGS.
f No. 4 Bnerland's Old Block H. Lcher's
CLMMNG-OUT SALE ! n
: BARGAINS ! BARGAINS ! I '
HOOT &. MENG,
aew offia rank aruxoio nori or
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers,
AT A GREAT, .
Reduction of Price.
aurr boom will arrca it ;
We are determined to doe, do'wa our stock to the
LOwaar possible amoant. The best quality of Goods
Bmaafactared, ia bow offered at aa Low Prices as yon
hava been paying for year AactloB Goods elsewhere.
Don't rati to call and makeyonr selections before the
stock is broken. Oar nle will contiaue
For Forty Days
From this data, at which time ws propose fa auka
oar Spring purchase..
. We mean what we say, and will not be undersold by
any-wae la the Trade' Ton will find as at oar Old
Bated In B mum's Few Block.
Manufacturing & Repairing
Done la the best ityie and oa short netioe. v
HOOT afc MEKG.
. Fremont, February 23,1867. Strl.
Como to Fremont
BOOTS & SHOES,
SHERMAN & CO.'S
Cheap Boot and Shoe Store, and eave
25 per cent,:",.".'.
If yea waat the beet en .torn made Boots and Shoe,
" ' SHERMAN - COS.
If you want the biMrt sewe I or pcged boots in Pin
duskyOoaaty, goto -
SHERMAN & CO'8.
If yea want a aioe at, go ta
SHERMAN t CO.'S.
If yon want th-new style, for Winter and Spring,
SHERMAN & CO.'S.
If joa want Excelsior Ladies' Boots, go to
8HERMAN & CO.'S.
W, gin new pair, for all which prore defect! re af
ter reasonable wear. Satisfaction guaranteed in every
eaee. Mending done on short aotlee. Leatberaod
indlnge for sale.
BHEHMAPf A CO.
No. 8 Fimo At Baia'e Block,
State Street, Fremont 0.
Fremont, Febraary 32, U7. i!5ni.
DORR & SON.
. Kw aad Oompleta Winter usor'treat of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
COK8IKTIK6 IN PAST Or
LADIES' SLIPPERS, '
MEN'8 CALF BOOTS, - r ,- -
MEN'S KIP BOOTS,
MEN'S COARSE BOOTS, '
MEN'S OVER SHOES,
CHEAP FOR CASH.
CnSTOH WORK done la th, heat style at fai
REPAIRING aaatly done. DORR RON.
Fremoat, Jaa n,87 laf.
(tbntlemes, when joh want a nice
Hat, Cap, a pair of Kid or Fur Gloves
or a good Bearer Muffler, Beaver or Ot
ter Caps, you will CnJ them al right at
H. Liskir'i. '
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(S -. a ... L -
a k i?
. I ' . ft-
FREMONT DRUG STORE.
BR. E. DILLON & SON
GIVR netloato tbonsaadsof their frleadsaad th
pablic generally that ia keeping atep with the
oawaraanaroaaBa rapra nrogreesoi Kneir iuw -uu
ooan try daring the past Ire years, they hare not
ealy doubled and trebled, hut .really mora than
quanrapaPB ustneni bi xneir siov. oi f
. PAINTS, OILS,
Wall Paper! t I ?
; Window Shades !
TRUSSES, 8UPP0RTERS, 8H0UL-
DER BRACES, MISCELLAN
, .E0U3 INSTRUMENTS, ' "
AND A THOUSAND OTHER
ARTICLES UNDERTHE HEAD OF
4 '-' Th, hst aad most popular
HAIR RESTORATIVES & HAIR
SOAPS, PATENT AND
With a liberal policy, a large Stock, aad almost
unequalled variety, we fell jnntlflrd In saying that
Droggiata, Physicians, Merchants and the people
generally will here Bud nearly every advantage poasl
bl, to be offered ia any ef the towns or cities of the
" " E. DILLON SON.
Fremont, Jan. 11, 1847 38yl-
Hat and Gap Store.
IS NOW CROWDED FULL OF
Fa fcWlnteT Trade.
ALL THB TAJUOCS STTLICS OF
HATS AND CAPS. LADIES' AND
GENTS' FURS of every kind and -.
style, LADIES' HOODS AND
- SKATING CAPS, GLOVES
,' j ; ; MITTENS, BUFFALO
Ladies, call and see those handsome
Mink Furs at H Leshkr's.
IF" TJ 3EL 3 .
At H. Lesher's
IS THE PLACE TO BU lOlB
Furs for Ladies & Gentlemen.
A BEATjTIFCL LOT OF
MINK, FITCH, SQUIRREL, MUSK-
RAT AND FRENCH CONEY,
Fremont, Nor. 16, 188.ra8.
LADIES' and GENTS'
OF ALL KINDS
good variety eaa be bought at Bet soet, at
L lanSnri H. LEdHER'S Hat 8 tore, Fremont.
Cigar Store I
Tyler's ' Block,
i VI Opposite the Bank of
. j'J Fremoat,
D. H. ALTAFFER,
WOCLO respectfully anaonnc to th eitisoas of
Fremoa t and sarroaadiBg country, that he has
just opened an entirely new stock of
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
whlrh he la nrenared to stlL Wholesale aad Retail,
at the lowest ngurea. He would especially invite
Hotel and Saloon-Keepera, te examine his goods, be.
fore purchasing elsewhere. CHEWING TOBACCO, of
the best prance.
MEERSCHAUM FIPES, MATCHES, CIGAR-HOLDERS
iriadieas variety, constantly oa hand .
tfsT" Cltv andconntrj enatomera will be eunolled
with everything in my line of business, at reasona
Fremont, June 1, 18M. 26yl. '
MAFUTAGTURKR AND DEALER JA
ALL KINDS Or
TOBACCO AM) SEGARS!
Ia Hacklaad'a New 'Black, Opposite the
1st Katlaaal Baak,
FREMONT, OHIO. -SION
OP THB BXQ INDIAN.
GKOCEKS,'looa-keepers, and Hotel proprietors
are especially invited to ell and examine m
Stock. It i, the largest and moat complete of any
auw K.p.iH tut. n.kjua vi .nrov.Btry.
My motto l, fnick sales aad mallnrolti.
Poetry. "GO IT ALONE."
AY JOHN G. SAXE.
There's a tame in fashion, I fTiink it's' called
Euchar, Jis ' "
Tbongh I've never played it for pleaaar or
In which, when the card are in certaia eon
ditionV - -
The players appear to have changed their
And one of thein cries in a confident lone
"I think I might venture to go-it alone!" -...
vThile watching the gams, "t) a whim of the
A moral to draw from the skirmish in cards.
And to fancy be finds in the trivial strife.
Some excellent hiuls for the battle of Life,
Where, -whether rthej pfwe,. be ribbon or
thinn ' i ' - - v ' ' -
The winner is he that can "go it alone!"
When great Galileo proclaimed that the world
in a regular orbit, was eeaaeiessiy wninea.
And trot not a convert for all of hi pains,
But only derision, and "prison and chains
"It moves, for all that," was his aosweripg
For he knows, like the earth, Jie cenld fgoit
alone!"' A it t ( i n' f '
When Kepler, with intellect piercing afar,
Discovered the laws of each plannet and star;
And doctors, who thonglitte hayij lauded
,v his name, '" " : '
Derided hia learning and blackened his fame;
"I can wait," he replied, "till the tr'h ye'i
shall owe;" T , a 4, ;
For he felt in his heart he could "goltslone!"
Alaa for the player who idly depend.,
In the strngule of life, upon .kindred and
'friends! "-'-- . T
Whatever the value of blessing like these,
They can never atone for inglorions eae;
Now comfort, the coward . who finds wlh a
groan, ; " ' " '
That his crutches have left him to "go it
There is" something, bo dosbt, in the hand
you may hold;
Health, family, enltore, wit, beauty and gold,
The unfortunate owner may fairly regard,
As each in its way a most excellent card
Yet the game may be lost with all tbee e for
Unless yon have the courage to "go it alone!"
In battle or business, whatever the game.
In law or in love, it ia ever the same;
In 1ho struggle for power or scramble for pelf.
.Let mis be your molte: "iteiy on yourself!
For whether the prize be a ribbon or throne,
The victor ia he who can "go it alone I"
A Modern Miracle.
The following account of an iiitemJe-i
miracle is related in a volume published
bv Dr. Bennett, on Mormonism. It is
both curious and characteristic " We
have no doubt whatever that all the
Mormon miracles we have heard about
have, been performed iu a similar man
ner. The age of miracles, like the age
of chivalry, is over; but impostors and
impositions are on the increase. ,' -.
Towards the close of a fine summer's
day, a fanner in one of the Western
States found a respectable-looking man
at his gate, who requested permission to
pass the night under.his roof. ' The hos
pitable farmer readily complied. The
stranger was invited into the house, and
good and substantial supper placed
before him. After he had eaten, the
farmer, who appeared to be a jovial,
warm-hearted, humorouu, and, withal,
shrewd old man, passed several hours in
pleasant conversation, with his guest,
who seemed to be very ill at ease, both
in body and mind; .yet, as if desirous
of pleasing his entertainer, replied cour
teously and, agreeably .to whatever., was
said to him. Finally, he pleaded fatigue
and illness as an excuse for retiring to
rest, and was conducted by the farmer
to an upper chamber, nliere he went to
bed. About the middle of the night
the farmer and bis family were awaken
ed by the most dreadful groaus, which,
they soon ascertained, proceeded from
the chamber of the traveler. On going
to investigate, the. matter, they found
that the stranger was dreadfully ill, suf
fering the roost acute pain, and uttering
the most doleful cries, apparently with
out any consciousness of what was oc
curring around him. Everything that
kindness and experience, could suggest
was done ' to' relieve the sick man, but
all efforts were in rain ; and, to the con
sternation of the farmer and bis family,
the guest expired in the course of a few
hours. ,. ,l ... , ,
v In "the midst of this trouble and anxie
ty, at an early hour in the morning, two
travellers came to the gate and request
ed entertainment. The farmer told them
that he would willingly offer thern hos
pitality, but that jut now his household
was ia the greatest confusion, occount
of the tleath; of stranger, the particu
Iarf hlcK.fie,proceeded to relate to
therri.i ' They' appeared to be much sur
prised and, grieved at the poor man's
calamity, and politely requos'ed per
mission to see the corpse. This, of
course, the farmer readily granted, aud
conducted them to the chamber ' in
which lay the dead body. They looked
at it for a few minutes in silence, and
then the eldest of the pair gravely told ,
the farmer that they were elders of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints, and were empowered by God to
work miracles, even to the extent of
raising the dead; and that they felt
quite assured they could bring to life
the dead man before them.
The farmer was, of course, considera
bly astonished at the Quality and Dow
ers of the persons who addressed him,
and rather incredulously asked if they
were quite sure they could perform all
they proposed to. "Oh, certainly ! not
doubt of it The Lord has commis
sioned us expressly to work miracles, in
order to prove the truth of the prophet,
Joseph Smith, and the inspiration of the
book and doctrines revealed to him.
Send for all your neighbors, that in the
presence of a multitude we may bring
the dead man to life, and that the Lord
and his Church may be glorified of all
men." - .
' The farmer, after a little consideration
agreed to let the miracle-workers pro
ceed, and, as they desired, sent his chil-
hdren to his neighbors, who, attracted by
the expectation of a miracle, nocked to
the house in considerable numbers. The
Moruionite elders commenced their task
by kneeling 'and praying before the
body, with uplifted hands and eyes, and
with most stentorian lungs. Before they
had proceeded far with their pravers, a
sudden idea struck the farmer, who
quietly quitted the house for a few min
utes, aud then returned and waited pa
tiently by the bedside for a few minutes,
until the prayer was finished and the
elders were ready to perform the mira
cle. Before they began, he respectfully
said to them that with their permission,
ho wished to ask them a few questions
upon the subject of their miracle. They
replied that they had no objection. The
farmer then asked: ."You are certain
you can bring this uian to life agaiifFV
"How do you know that you can ?"
"We have just received a revelation
from tho Lord,inforrain us that we can,"
"Are you sure that the revelation was
from the Lord V
- "Yes, we cannot be mistaken about it"
"Does your power to raise this man
to life 'depend upon the particular na
ture" of his disease, or could you bring
any dead man to lifet" ,
"It makes no difference to us; we
could bring any corpse to life."
"Well, if thsman had been killed and
one of his arms cut off, could you bring
him to- life, and also restore pirn to his
arm?" ; " v -,. -., ,
"Certainly ; there ; is no limit to the
power given to us by the Lord. .It would
make no difference even if both of his
arms and legs were cut off." - -
"Conld you restore him if his head
been cut off." '
, ''Certainly we could."-
"Well," said the fanner, with a quiet
smile upon his features, "I do not doubt
the truth of what such holy men assert,
but 1 am desirous that my neighbors
here should be fully converted by hav
ing the miracle performed in the com
plet98t manner possible; so, by your
leave, if it makes no difference whatever,
will proceed to cut off the head of this
corpse." ' ' . ' ' ' '
' Accordingly he produced a" huge
and well-sharpened broad axe from be
neath his coat, which he iwnng above
hia head, and was apparently about to
bring down on the neck of the corpse ;
when, lo and behold ! to the amazement
of all present, the doad man started up
in great agitation, and declared that he
would not have his head cut off for any
consideration whatever. .. - ',. '.
"The company -immediately, seized
the Mormons, and soon made them con
fess that the pretended dead man was a
Mormon elder, aud that they had. sent
him to the farmer's house with direc
tions to die there at a particular hour,
when they would drop in as if by acci
dent, and would perform a miracle that
would astonish everybody. The farmer,
after giving the impoeter a severe chas
tisement, let them depart tp practice
their imposition in some other (quarter."
Perils of Eastern Drummers.
.The Boston Commercial Bulletin de
scribes the perils of. Eastern "Drum
mers, "in Illinois, as follows:
The stagnation of trade has been se
verely felt by all business men, and even
that enterprising class of our fellow
creatures known as "drummers," or trav
eling salesmen, despite their almost in
exhaustible invention and resources,
have been obliged occasionally to yield
to the pressure of the times. -
' One of these gentlemen, who has re
cently retnrned from a trip for. Thistle
Bros. & Co., of this city, did not show a
very large exhibit of orders to balance
the liberal expense account allowsd him
by the firm, and Mr. thistle, after look
ing over his return, said :
. " Mr. Rataplan, I am afraid you do
not approach the dealers in the ' right
way ; i used to be very successful in
this line. Now just suppose me to be
Bigher, of Sellout, 111., and show me
the way you introduce the house."
Accordingly Rataplan stepped out of
the counting:rooui and re-entered, hat
in hand, inquiringL " Is Mr. Bigher in !"
"That is my name," -said Thistle,
"My name is Rataplan, sir; I repre
sent the house of Thistle Bros. & Co., of
Boston. ( Thistle, in his character of a
Western merchant, here rose, offered the
salesman a chair, and expressed his
pleasure at seeing him.)
" I am stopping with Overcharge at
the Stickem House, and have an un
spoken lot of samples which I should
like to show you; think we can otter
you some special advantages," etc. And
Rataplan delivered himself of a neat
speech in professional style. . -
'Very well, very well," said Thistle;
"I don t see but you ' understand the
way to get at customers."
- " Excuse me, Mr. Thistle;" said Rata
plan,"! am afraid you do not -understand
the style of Western merchants
just now ; suppose you exchange" places
with me, and repeat this rehearsal?" I
J4Certaiuly," said Thistle, and pick
ing up his hat he stepped out Re
turning, he found " Rataplan .with his
chair tilted back, hat cocked fiercely over
bis right eye, his heels planted on This
tle's polished de.sk, and a lighted cigar
planted between his teeth.
Thistle looked a little staggered, but
"Is Mr. Bigher in V
"Yes, he is," responded Rataplan,
blowing a cloud of pure ' Connecticut
into Thistle's eyes. "Who in are
"I represent the house of Thistle
Bros. fe Co.," said the astonished em
ployer, coughing out about a quart of
smoke from his throat
'The blazes you do. Are you one of
"No, sir, Iain not'stid Thistle.
"Well its lucky for you that you are
not, for I've had two drummer? to one
eustomer in my store for two months,
and if I should get hold of one of the
blasted fools that sen tern out here at
this time, I'm darned If 1 wouldn't
boot him clean-out of the town of Sell
out" "That'll do, that'll do, Mr. Rataplan,"
said Thistle; I have no doubt you did
the best you could for the interest of the
house, trade is dull.
A Wood-Chopper President. The
recent election of Senator Wade as
President of the United States Senate,
by which he becomes Vice President
of the United States, "reminds me of a
little story," (as our late President used
to say,) of the times when we were boys
together, over in the wooden couaty of
Once upon a time, Frank Wade and
Tim Waters, had job of chopping
wood, over in the township of Andover;
they boarded with a very pious lady by
the name of Adams, who was more
given to prayer meetings than to good
house keeping. Upon a certain even
ing, young Wade and his companion
attended the prayer meeting, where
Mrs. Adams delivered an earnest ex
hortation, and closed with a humble
confession of her own short-comings,
saving: that she was a miserable sinner
and a poor critter, and unworthy of any
mercy, fcc. When Mrs. Adams took
her seat, W ade nudged his companion
to say something. Waters arose and
said very solemnly that he could bear
testimony to the truth of what Mrs.
Adams had been saying, as he and his
friend were boarding at her hoiise!
The meeting was speedily closed, and
the next day the two young men were
notified o look up a new boarding place,
as they could be no longer accommoda
ted under Mrs. Adams' roof. S. D. IL
The man who undertook to blast his
neighbor's prospects,' used too short a
fuse, and got blowa up himself.
The Handless Parliamentarian.
.-. , - arian.
'In the House of Commousin Lon
don, on the 6th of February, Mr. Kav
anaugh, : the new member for Wexford
County, Ireland, having neither hands
nor feet,' was " brought to the table in a
wheeled chair to be sworn, the hon
orable member, after taking the oath,
signed the parliamentary roll by pla
cing the pen between the ends ot nis
armsi He appeared to write with great
fluency. After, signing his name he
was in the usual form introduced to the
Speaker, to whom he bowed, and then,
by placing his arms in brass sockets and
turning some ' screws t which operated
upon the wheels of his chair, he passed
out of the House. UonsideraDie curi
osity was manifested, and several hon
orable members went to the table to in
sqect Mr". Kavanaiigh's signature. After
the House rose Sir D. Le Marchant,
Captain Gosset and Colonel Forester
were encaged 'n finding suitable place
in the House for the honorable member
during the debates.
The Creditor's Strategem.
Four creditors started from Boston
in the same train of cars, for the pur
pone of attaching the property of a cor
tain bebtor in Farming-ton, in the State
of , Maine. '. He owed each one separ
ately, and they each one were suspic
ious of the other, but dared ' not say a
word about it So they rode, acquain
tances all talking upon everything ex
cept that which they bad most at heart
When they arrived at the depot at Far-
mington which was three miles from
where the debtor did business, they
1'ouud nothing to "put 'cm over the
road, but a solitary cab, towards which
rthey all rushed. Three got in and re
fused admittance to the fourth, and the
cab started. The fourth ran after, and
got up outside . with the driver. He
asked the driver if he wanted to sell his
horse." ' He replied that he did not want
to that he was not worth more than
fifteen dollars, but-he would not sell
him for thatij He 'asked him if he would
take one hundred dollars for him.
"Yes," said he. The fourth man quickly
paid over the money, took the reins,
and backed the cab up to a bank, slip
ped it from the harness, and tipped it
up so that the door could not be open
ed, and jumped upon the horse s back
and rode off lickaty-gwitch, while the
insiders were looking out of the win
dows, feeling like singed cat. ' He
rode to a" lawyer's and got a writ made
and served and his debt secured, and
got back to the notel lust as the "in
siders" oaroe up puffing and blowing,
The cabman soon bought back his horse
for fifty dollars. The "sold" men offered
te pay that sum it -the fortunate one,
who found property sufficient to pay
his own debt, would not tell of it in
The Income Tax.
The bill amendatory of the Internal
Revenue Law, which, having been
signed by the President is now a law,
makes some important changes in re
gard to the assessment and collection
of the Income Tax. The time of assess
ment is changed from May to the 1st
of March or, for the present year,
from the date of the act and the final
day of pavment is changed from
June to the 30th of April. The amount
of exemption is aUo changed from $ 600
$1,000, and the tax is made uniform
at five per cent
The tax is. to be assessed upon the
gains, profits, aud income for the year
ending on the 31st of December next
preceding the assessment, and applies
to all sources of income whatsoever
whether from regular business or oc
cupation or from special transactions.
The deductions allowed are the 11,000
exemption, 'and also all National, State,
County and Municipal taxes paid during
the year, whether by owner, tenant, or
mortgagor losses actually sustained
during the year from fires, shipwreck,
or incurred in trade; debts ascertained
to be worthless, but excluding all esti
mated depreciation of values and losses
within the year on sales of real estate
purchased two years previous to the
year for which income is estimated;
amount actually paid for labor or in
terest by any person who rents land or
hires labor to cultivate land, or who
conducts any other business from which
income is actually derived; the amount
paid for ' rent of a residence, and the
amount paid for usual ordinary repairs,
Itt!. not money expended in new build
ings, permanent improvements or bet
terments made to increase the value of
the property. Only one deduction of
81,000 shall be made for a family com
posed of the parents and minor chil
dren. -Persons in the employ of the
United States having more than ?1,000
sdarVj wiil have the tax deducted when
their sal tries are paid, except where the
compensation is partly by fees, when
the tax will be collected in the usual
Taxes unpaid after ten days notice
and deraaud thereof by the Collector,
will be increased by the addition of five
per cent on the amount of tax, and in
terest at the rate of one per cent a
month from the time when the tax falls
due. Cleveluml Herald,
A gentleman out West, riding a very
ordinary looking "horse, asked a negro
whom he met how far it was to a
neiehboiing town, whither he was go
ing, the negro, looked at the animal
under the nder with a broad grin of
contempt, replied: "Wr dat ar boss,
massa, its just lo teen miles, wra
good chunck of a horse seben miles;
but if you just had Master Simmy's!
Gosh ! vou're dar now !"
A little girl of three years, who had
disobeyed her parents, was ordered to
go and sit on the cellar stairs for pun
ishment the little tliint obeyed, and
after she had been seated there for. some
time, her father opened the door and
asked her if she was not ashamed ? The
little girl replied, "Yes." "What are
you ashamed of J" asked her her father.
She replied, "lam ashamed of mvpa.
The kind-hearted father appreciated the
answer, anJ released her from her im
A young' lady in company with a
right reverend prelate, consented, after
long and coy resistance, to be led to
the piano. hen she sang, it was so
badly, that, as she hnisheil, no one was
found with sufficient heroism to express
to the' fair executant the collective
thanks of the audience. In this strait
his lordship arose, and crossing the
room, said, with his sweetest smile:
Thank you, Mis Smith, very particu
larly. The next time, when yon s:iy
you can't sing, we shall all kuow how
to believe you."
The largest room in the world the
room for improvement
t erv J. ev
A Little Nonsense.
Why is a
pceech-owl like a fiddler!
makes a rile lingo (violin
. Old fools are more foolish than young
ues; they have had much longer prac
tice. "My dear wife, 1 wish you would
try to keep your temper." "My dear
husband, I wish you would try and get
rid of yours."
The world should have its docket
called, and sluggards all defaulted, and
those should be the "upper ten" whom
labor has exalted.
The saying that "there is more pleas
ure in giving than receiving," is sup
posed to apply chiefly to kicks, medi
cine and advice." , .....
George Bancroft, the historian, keeps
a printer and a press in his house, and
has his copy set before he gives it the
first earful correction. -, .
He who opeuly tells his friends all
that he thinks of them, may expect
that they will secretly tell bis enemies
much that they don't think of him.
Many persons think themselves per
fectly virtuous because, being well fed,
they have no temptation to vice. They
don't distinguish between virtue and
Jorum was told of a supper at w hich
goblets of ice, formed by evaporation,
were used, from wmcn to annic cnam-paicrne-
Jorum heard thestorv through,
and then exclaimed "Well ice mire"
A grim old judge, after lieariug a
florid discourse from a pretentious
young barrister, advised him' to pluck
out the feathers from the wings of his
imagination aad stick them into the tai
of his judgment.
" My friend." said one gentleman to
another, " your hair is getting quite
gray." "Yes," was the answer; "old
father time has been sweeping up the
years around me and the dust has set
tled upon my head.
An impatient boy waiting for the
grist, said to the miller: "I could eat
the meal as fast as the mill grinds it"
"How long could you do so f" inquired
the miller. "Till starved to death,"
was the sarcastic reply.
A druggist sent his Irish porter into
a darkened cellar; soon after, hearing a
noise he went to the opening and called
out "Patrick, keep your eyes skinned I"
"Och ! duce an eye," roared Pat, "but
it's my nose that's skint entirely."
A learned young lady tHe other even
ing astonished the company by asking
for the "loan of a diminutive, argenti
ferous, truncated cone, convex on its
summit, and semi-perforated with sym
metrical indentations." She wanted a
Mother 'Here, Tommy, is some nice
casteroil, with orange juice in it."
Doctor "Now don't give it all to
Tommy ; leave some for me,"
Tommy (who has tasted it before)
"Doctor's a nice man, ma; give it all to
On one occasion, at a dinner at the
Bishop of Chester's, Hannah Moore
urged Dr. Johnson to take a little wine.
He replied: "I can't drink a little,
child, and therefore I never touch it
Abstinence is as easy to me as intemper
ance would be difficult" Manv have
the same infirmity, but are destitute of
the same courage, and therefore are
The Victoria Cross has been confer
red,' for the first time in England, on a
colored man, private Samuol Hodge,
Fourteenth West India Regiment
: A French journal says : A remark
able aud perhaps almost unrivalled coin
cidence is recorded in the civil registry
of Barrur-Aube. In 1866 there were
inscribed there 106 births, 106 deaths,
and 106 marriages.
An Englishman has patented a watch
without hands that shows on its face'no
figures but those which tell the houi
and minute looked for. The figures
are displayed as they are wanted, and
no others appear on the watch lace.
A Paris correspondent of a Belgian
journals mentions that the Emperor
fainted the other day, on his return from
a shooting excursion, and that he is sub
ject to faiuting fits after great exertion,
but that his general health is very sat
isfactory. The latest Exhibition rumor is that
some adventurous members of English
swimming clubs have determined to
swim across the Channel (22 miles!) on
their way to the Fxhibition. They are
to be accompanied by umpires in boats
and are to be furnished with planks to
rest upon at stated intervals. This may
be well for variety, but most people
would prefer to go in the usual way.
A letter from Paris, of January. 'J2d,
says that A body of peasants, from the
depths of Siberia, have ceme to Paris
and put up wooden cabins like those of
their own country, near the ralace ot
the Exposition. "They suffer horribly
from the mildness of our climate. The
other day, when it was freezing hard
enough to split rocks, one of them cried
out with a melancholy air, '0, my God,
when will it get cool here " Another,
thinking it was midsummer, arrayed
himself in a calico gown. And a third
thus wrote to his father: 'The heat is
excessive at Paris; would you believe it?
For eight days that we have been here
mv nose has not been frozen a single
The other day a wedding took place
at the Medelaine Church, between a
very noble gentleman and lady, and
among the crowd that gathered outside
to see the splendid bridal party was a
miserable beggar about twelve years old.
Now in Pans every one who has not
something to sell is carried off to a po
lice house, if they stop In the streets, as
this one did ; and accordingly an officer
was just asking her if she had anything
to dispose of, and the poor thing was
trembling in every limb for fear of im
prisonment wheu a sweet little girl, a
sister of the bride, happened to overhear
the policeman as she passed by, and to
save the ragged olfender, she quickly
placed in her band a superb bouquet
she was carrying, and, answering for
her. said, "Yes, she has these flowers,
but she 8ks too much for them, aud I
cannot buy them. As she turned to
go on, an old gentleman who saw and
understooil it all, stepped forward, and,
putting a gold piece in the poor child's
palm, remarked, "I will give twenty
fraucs for it," and presented it to the
amiable little angel whose goodness had
been more fragrant and beautiful than
the choicost blossom that ever graced a
Foreign Gossip. For the Little Folks.
Once upon, a time there was a little
girl whose father and mother were
dead ; and she became so poor that she
had no roof to shelter herself under, .
and no hed to sleep in" and at last she."
had. nothing left but the clothes on her
back, and a loaf of . bread in her hand,
which a compassionate body had given
to her. But she was a good -and pious
little girl, and .when she found herself
forsaken by all the world, she went out
into the fields trusting on God. Soon -'she
met a poor man, who said to her,
"give me something to eat, for I am so
hungry."" She handed him the whole
loaf; aad,' with a "God bless you I"
walked on further. Next she met a lit
tle girl crying very much, who said to
her, ."pray give me something to cover
my head with, for it is so cold !" So
she took off her own ...bonnet, and gave
it away. . And in a little while she met
another child who had no cloak, aad
to her she gave her own cloak. Then
she met another who had no dress on,
and to this one she gave her own frock.
By that time it was growing dark, and
our little girl entered a forest; and
presently she met a fourth maiden, who .
begged something, aud to her she gave
her petticoat; for, thought our heroine,
"it is growing dark, and nobody will
see me, I can give away this." And
now she had scarcely anything left to
cover herself; and just then some of the
stars fell down in the form of silver dol
lars, and among them she found a pet
ticoat of the finest linen I and in that
she collected the star-money, which
made her rich all the rest of her lifetime.
1.. Always say, Yes sir; yes, papa;
no, papa; thank you; no, thank you;
good night; good morning." Never say,
How or which, for what Use no slang,
terms. Remember, that good spelling,
reading, writing, and grammar, are the
basis of all education. (
2'. Clean faces, clean clothes, clean
shoes and clean finger-nails, indicate
good breeding. Never leave your clothes '
about the room. Have a place for every- '
iriiTirt anil airflrtrr riiniw in its nlaiA
VUIU) AAVsV WTVIJ bA-LX 4 am 1W tO.r
3. Rap before entering a room, and
never leave it with your back to the
company. Never enter a private room
or public place with your hat on.
4. Always offer your seat to a lady or
old gentleman. Let your companion
enter the room or carriage first
5. At the table, eat with your fork ;
sit np straight; never use your toothpick
(although the Europeans do,) at table,
and when leaving, ask to be excused.
6. JNever put your feet on the cush
ions, chairs or tables.
i . Never overlook any one when read-.
ing or writing, or talk or read aloud
while others are reading. When con1
versing, listen attentively, and do not
interrupt or reply till the other ia fin
ished. 8. Never talk or whisper aloud in
private room where any one is singiun
or reply till the other is finished.
9. Loud coughing, hawking, yawn
ing and sneezing are ill-mannered. In
every case cover your face with your
handkerchief, which never examine;
nothing is so vulgar except spitting on
Rev. Theo. L. Cuyler declares him
self a firm believer in the moral and
spiritual influence of an open fire. To
make home attractive he says there
must be somewhere in the house a com
mon family rendezvous, and that ought
to present some more radiant attraction
than a black hole in the floor, through
which hot air pours up from a subter
I was Mistake". A lively writer
has said, " 'I was mistaksd' are the three
hardest words to pronounce in the Eng
language." Yet it seems but acknowl
edging that we are wiser than we were
pefbretoe our error, and humbler
than we were before to o?n it But so
it is; and Goldsmith observes, that
Frederick the Great did himself more
honor by his letter to his senate,stating
that be had just lost a great battle by
bis own fault than by all the victories
he had won. . Perhaps our greatest per
fection here is, to escape imperfections,
but to see and acknowledge, and la
ment and correct them. Jay.
The little I have seen of the world.
and kuow of the history of mankind.
teaches me to look upon the errors of
others in sorrow, not ia anger. When
I take the history of one poor heart
that has sinned and suffered, and rep
resented to myself the struggles and
temptations it has passed through ; the
brief pulsations of ioy. the feverish in
quietude of hope and fear; the pressure
oi want; ine oeseruon ot tnends; the
scorn of the world ; threatening vices
within health gone happiness gone
even hope that remains the Ion fast
gone I would fain leave the errinor
soul of my fellow man with Him from
whose handt it came. liongfeuom.
Some people are as careful of their
troubles as mothers are of their babes;
they cuddle them, and rock them, and
hug them, and cry over them, and fly
into a passion with you if you try to
take them away from them ; they want
you to fret with them, and to help them
to believe that they have been worse
treated than anybody else. Their
trouble makes them selfish they think
more of their dear little grief in the
basket and in the cradle than they do
of all the world beside; and they con
sider you hardhearted if you say "don't
tret "Ah I you don t understand me
you don't know me you can't enter
into my trials." Blind A mo.
Operations of Conscience.
When the nervous energy ia depress
ed by any bodily cause, or exhausted by
over-working, there follow effects which
have often been niimsterpreted by mor
alists, and especially the theologians.
The conscience itself becomes neuralgic,
sometimes actually inflamed, so that the
least touch is agony. Of all liars and
false accusers a sick conscience is the
most inventive and indefinable. The
devoted daughter, wife, mother, whose
life has been given to unselfish labors,
who has tilled a place which it seems to
others only an angel would Siako good,
reproaches herself with incompetence
and neglect of duty. The humble Chris
tian, who has been a model to others, "
calls himself a worm of the dust on one
page of his diary, and arraigns himself
on the next for coming short of the per
fection of an archangel.
Conscience itself requires a conscience,
or nothing can be more unscrupulous.
It told Saul that be wiil die well in per
secuting the Christians. It has goaded
countless multitudes of various creeds to
endless forms of self-torture. The citiea
of India are full of cripples it has made.
The hill sides of Syria are riddled with
holes, where miserable hermits, whose
lives it had palsied, lived and died like
the vermin they harbored. Our libra
ries are crammed with books written by
spiritual hypophondriars who inspected
all their moral secretions a dozen times
a day. " They are full of interest, but
they should be transferred from the
shelf of Che theologian to that of the
medical man who makes a study of in,,
sanity. .r Profwor't Story,