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BIXOCRATIO IT ILL TIIII A3 VNDlt 1U. CIUCTJM8TANCS.
II' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY.; OHIO. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1867.
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MSMBHED EVERT TIICR80AT MORNING, IT
J. W. gOWEN, KD1TOB INS rROFBlKTOR,
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF VINTON COUNTY
OFFICE In Potlge s Building, over Shetland s
itsri, corner Main and Locust Street, ait
i ef th Court Home. .
For Terms. 4o see 4th Page
BliSI nSS CARDS.
ii. hums h i:,
Gold' s-0ld Stand, near the Steam Mill,
Ii prepared to Ju nil mann'or of Llatk -Smithing,
Ironing of Buggies,
' $c, $., &c.,
and th meaufielure andrepa r of all kindm I Agri
cultural Imple nents and kd-'S Tools. All work
dun la a substantial manner unci warranted. 19
. tOITI. WM. MUM.I.IB. A.WK18AUPT. H. WAKO
S. GOETZ & CO,
All Kinds of Ousters and lied Ftsteniiifi,
Oxxstr-0V2Xo 21111 w
KIACHlHERY FOR FURNACES.
i LI. kinds (if Machinery Repairing done. The
A. Ware Manufactured at dm foundry is sol an
fow can be bongit in any Market.
ronOfflee address Ueed'S Mill. Vinton Cont,.
May m. l07-ly
VINTOflt COUNTY SANK,
JOaV J. aUDOWEMi, JAi. W.DKI-AY.
). . sosnv. 1. . OODl, A.'DBt !.,
t, I. illTll, I.XIW). IllltllVKU,
A. A. Al'HTI.
J-livT OF DISCOUNT ASD DEPOSIT
HAVING f'-ml o-prtirthiplrtlH purpoie
GE.IIfVALi BANKING AND EXCHANGE
HI) SI NESS,
a4 with mpl facilitie for tli tramnotion of m
ban ne penmning to lrgit)mt Htukin, weteniw
ui iii! to the biTHi.eptinli ifiiprxllT.
w iwr asu ar.iib .xt:M uxiiK, coin ash
ROMPS. Money loaned t reaMonljl rtei n fi
eeptabe paper Hevonue Stamps hI.? ou kaia
and far sale Interest paid oil lime depoait.i.
Persons wishing to remit money to Foiaiga 9oi
triscaa obtain Iimdi at our OfJica.
CHA8. BROWN, rrts t, DAN. WILL, fa. A
WTLL, BROWN k CO.,
9ns Door West Dan. Will $ Bro't Stors, Ktrlh
Side Main Street,
DO A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS;
Deal ia Exchange, GovernmcBt Securi
tii, 8teok, BonJti, Oold and Silr, to.
Depsaiti received. lateretl paia em una
Colleolioni made at all acceBible iat
ia the United States.
- United St Aies Revenue 8Un far tale.
All buaineis done ea the mo-t liberal term
and with the utmost promptness.
February 28, 18G7-ly
H. C, MOORE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
AFTEHan absence of two years, eflars kia pro.
feraional aerrices to the eitiiena of AUenenlla
and aurrotinding country.
J. A MONAHAN, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
IMMDEN, VINTON COUNTY, OtllO,
1'HANKFUbfor the liberal patronage receired for
th'itwo past yeara, he would aay to those dasir
If hi professional services, that ne may alwaya be
onnd at tua Olflce or residence, on Mum Hlreel, ua
a absent on professional businesa.
FabrAary id, 18u7-ly
JOII. C. STEVKXSOK,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR. AT LAW,
JACKSON C. H., OHIO,
WILL practice in the Court 'ef Jackson, Tiatea
and other eountiea. ; .
January 24, 18CT-tf :
HAVING been licensed to dispose of property by
public auction, he will promptly atteud all sec
tions in Ymton county wheu solicited.
Office Hhivel'a Law Office, in the Court House.
August 1, 1867-tf
j. j.. McDowell,
Attorney txt Xajaw,
" fj. s. Claim Agent,
MoABTHUK, OHIO., 7 .
WILL praetiee in Vinton and adjoining counties,
Also, Deputy Collector of Internal Reveaae.
rriia in th Vla.lt fivuaty Baak, .
I ana r, m: sm
V.ttojf xxoy at Xjivot,
(PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF VINTON COUNTY,)
IflLL atlend promptly to all legal biisinesa n
triited to his pare in Vintnn and Jackson coun
ties. Office la lloddridge'B New Huildinu, aouth
west corner Mnin and Market streets lip stairs. Mr.
Mayo Is in partnership with Porter liilladway el
Jackson county, who can always he found, durkig
vacation, at the olfiM in Jackson, Ohio, .
May3d,18ii7-tl " "'
DAAIEL S. UA1VA,
Attornoy at Tjcixw,
"IITILIi practice in the Courts of Vinson, Athena,
i V andJ:tukaon Counties: also, in the United
States Courts ot the Southern Pistrict of Ohio.
Orrica Second Story ofDavia' Building, on Main
January 24. 1867-tf
JOII. ( IllJICtll, Jr.,
63 If. FOURTH 8T, CINCINNATI, OHIO
AMD A LI KIBDB Of
IMPORTER ol French, German and Italian Violin
Ttie Trade supplied oa the meat liberal term.
Oentrtl Wtittrn Agent for
MASOX & HAMLIN'S
" SHONINGER " GUVf 0R8A5 AHD
AHT) THK CELtaRATEB
ALSO A LA HQS STOCK OF
From the Fadoiies of th moet of the CanATa
Marihs, which I will sell low for cash.
"t Old Pianos taken in eichfnge lornew.
Wl'ianos and Oi fnns fur sale and to rent, ky th
Month, Quarter r Tesw,
amoant. ytid for tent beiag applied t par
ches, if desired.
tttrAgente for Cabinet Orfane and Piaao
wanted ia ever; tewa ia Ohie, Indiana aad
Jue27, UST-t Cineieeafi 0.
It It. SlIlv CL,
Attornoy xvt Xja-w,
Wt ARTHUR, OHIO..
IfIMj attend promptly all least kusiaMn.
tmsti'd to Ins ear, i Vinton and adjoining
aonnties. 'fflee In tke CeaitHoose.
THE LADY'S FKIEND,
"WASHINGTON AT MOUNT VERNON.'
Th Ltdy't Friend ananuuet far 1868 th
following- novelets : Twit Uebabt FoaTtNB,
by An.! M. Uougbs, author of .i
Intet," "?tefh Kane, Ao., A t)tD Mis'
Hi'i.k. by El snbelh Prescott, aaihor of "gnw
I Women Ha t IUr Way," le ; " Fuetve
Fsoa r'ATf," My Lniiian Chaaller Moulton,
tuber ef ' Jaau Clifford," "ihis, That aad
It will give a Splendid Double fife Fmtly
Colored Fashion I'late eugraved en bteel ia
etvry amuUr. .
It will give a beautifully eieoatel ffsney
ifli'i'i Engrsttiing ia evvry aurabr.
It will give a le s aseortiaent f Wood
Cuts, illustrating the fashion, Faaty Work,
4e., ia every nuaber.
It will give a eopy of th new aad splen
did Premium Keel gngraving " WAsaj.se
toh at Mount Yiiiioi "30 inches long by
II inches wide ts every full ($1.60)' sub
scriber, aad ts every person adiag a dab.
It offers as Premiums a larg variety of
Books, Wheeler A Wilioa's Sewing Machines,
fcilver Plated Tea Bets, epooas, Pitchers,
Gold aad Silver Watchts, Clothes Wriagers,
Croquet, Appleton's Cyslopediae, to.
a)A Rplimid Ones. New subteribers
whs subscribe for 1168 by th first of Nevem
ber aad Decesiber aambera ef this year ia
additioe, staking 14 nienthi in alii Those
whs sabssrib by the first of Desember shall
receive the December number, making II
months ia allf '
I copy (ana! large preaiiam enjraviag) $2.5
4 eepie . t 09
5 " . and on gratis , 8 00
8 " f aad en gratial ; 12 60
One copy of Lady's Frieti and Post, . 4.00
Th getter up ef a Clab will always re
ceive a copy f the Premium Kngriving
Members of a club Wishing : ths Premium
Engraving must remit On Dollar extra,
Tbcie deeirus of t'ttinj- as Clubs or Pre
mium Lit should saoloee 15 cents forsanipls
magaiin. containing the particulars.
Atldreas UKAUUiv c r jshskbuw,
SIS Walnut Street, Phiadslphia.
$12 Gold and Silver Watohes $12
20n Gold Hunt'g Case Lever Wr tohes (100 to S175 eaeh
liOOGoldHunt'gCaseXjeiiene Watohea , 75 to l0 .
HOOGold Hlated Silver Cases , . -sii, euto 100 M
DUO Sol id sil ver Case J-ever Wntohs - SS to 76
WMKJoiid silver Case LepcneWatclws 2'to..7S "
6U0G'ld Composite Hunt'g Case watohes liO to 60
All the above splendid watohe will A. sold far
fl2 each,. We have adopted the following -plan;
CertiticateH describing each wntoh and'itavnlne, are.
prepared and piaoeii in sealed vnv lopes, ana to
holder will be entitled to the Watiih it calls for, up.
on pavment of the Sis.. This is not a lottery, but a
bona fide sale. Procure a certificate, and as thar
are no blanks, everyone must get a watch at half the
usual price at least, and many will get splendid
Gold Watoh for the trifling enm of SIX. CertilcatM
sent by malli to any addreia for So cents eaeh. Five
will ossein tor n, mieen tor ii tnu:iy-iv(ori.
agente wanted; send for circular. Address,
0LLLESPIE, MAX80N k CO.,
1-4J M Bsekiaaa It , Ksw Tsrk.
There is a glory en earth to-day, '
Tbert ia a spirit ia changing trees,
There ii a loft, low murmur in ray heart,'
And on the breeie.
Sweat Aatumn shads a gentle Inluenoe now,
- . . . . . . . . 'W-w
The world ia elad in beauty and ia Iini;
The Runebine ehimmers foftly threugh the
Aad all is aright;
Same apirit has made love t every flower
That breath its lovt oat ea th passing
5m atagio ksad ass throwa a witching garb
Upoa th trees.
Far all th bleesons blush thy setat rare
Front the bi ifbt land ef dreams. Ia aarth-
Son rapu's wing has swept the trs and
Gleams f its light.
A bote ua bands the silent, load!M sky,
And e'er ite depths a lone bird Wings Its
Seta for a anomant thea, like gilded hep,
It fades from eight. '
The Spirit ef the. Wind ha struck his nap
Bat altaret is the music ef th lay ;
The note are wailing, aad the burden is, '
We love te linger out The eeap, blae sky
6tus awarer bow than wliea the 8hnair't
The ruetliftg lavs a aeltiag atarmaroeet
Upon th ear.
Vee, there is music ia the fallen leave ;
Thay bteath the apirit of th eighty Peel;
They wake a chord ia cash heart a laev
Bright days fly fast."
PARAGRAPHS FROM THE
"Wade is evidently well st
isfied. He nays defeat is better
Secretary Seward's character
as a prophet is redeemed. He
ays New York will go Demo-
Mr. Shively, of V iaconsin,
hung himself because his wheat
The Retl Sea is to be drained
to recover the valuables lost
with Pharaoh's host.
"Wendell Phillips says Ohio is
too selfi ah to be just and Penn
sylvania is always for sale.
"Wendell Phillips is anxious
for somebody to "throttle the
It is really of no consequence
where , Stanton is, but of all
places Ohio is the last he should
The Nation suddenly discov
ers that Ben. "Wade lacked in
telligence. He endeavored to
make it up for impudence.
A young man in Madrid quar
relled with the mother of his
sWeetheat, stabbed her on the
spot, cut the girl's throat and
let his own life out with the
same dagger.' Such is a family
quarrel in Spain. . 7
Emily "Charlie,1 dear sister
Sophy has got a little baliyl"
Charlie "Is it a boy?". ..
.Emily "No, a girl." - ; 1
Charlie--, (fretfully) Oh,
then I shall have to be a nasty
auhtrf.,;..-.;i;'M j....-...:; ;. rF.'.
. -j-,. 4 ' - , ' -, i
neero lnRicnmond ordered
afirst-claa funeral for a deceas -
ed brother1 -Voter,' blit liaVirig
nothing with which topa'r for
the display1, i$ nriw n jail f6r bb-
laining gooas unaer laist pre
. . Internal revenue officers made
large seizures ot whisky and
tobacco establishments in New
York oh Saturday. They can
hardly hold what they seize
their hands are so full.
T P Vl v ..Mlislnl Ik..! mi r. AVi
iiicriavntiii inn t j nun ui) tut
negro suffrage plank from ' its
platform, is it not in danafer pfl
becominsr a Conservative party
the thing it 'loathes' far more
than it lovs liberty? !
A "military order" has been
promulgated at Greenboro', N.
C, "suppressing" a coach dri
ver who presumed to run a line
in opposition to that of a Gov
fSGuilt is always jealous.
wlrThings uiireftsoaable ate never
PirA good coDacUnce it the bett
PsyLet another's shipwrockbeyour
rThere is ono thing above many
in'this life to try men more thaa any
other, j It is a jury. '
SPIt is better to keep yoar tem
per than to let other people have it.
Wht is a chemist the wittiest man
in the world?
Because he has a retort for almost
The physically blind thanks yon
fer your guidance; the meatally blind
usually rejects it with indignation
The marriatres in Chicago now al
most equal the divorces which is en
Cup Cake. One cup butter beaten
to a cream, two cups light sugar, four
eggs beaten separate, three cupsrlour,
one cup sweet milk, one teasponful
soda dissolved in the milk, add a little
eatract of lemon; bake one hour.
"What a queer fellow the French
man must have been, who for twenty
year loved a lady and never missed
passing his evenings at her house.
"Hold on, Devil." In the early
days of the State of Indiana, the cap
ital was Corydon, and the annual ses
sioa of the General Assembly usually
brought together as wild a set of mad
wags as could be found in tha State,
who had to rely upon their own re
sources for amusement, for there were
then few theatres, concerts, or shows.
Theso lovers of mischief had estab
lished a mock Masonic Lodge, into
which they would entice such as were
a little green, and tako them through
a variety of ridiculous ceremonies, to
the ihrinita amusement of the crowd.
On one of these occasions, it being
understood that a good-natured, ath
lotic young man, about half a simple
ton; was to be initiated,' the room was
crowded. Judge Grass (it being a
character in which he was peculiarly
happy) had consented to aet the role
of the Devil, and, to make the services
more impressive, had put on a false
face and a large paper cap surrounded
with horns, and with some chains in
his hand placed himself behind a
After taking the candidate through
a variety of ceremonies, he . was
brought to a stand before the screen,
and told that he had then to confess
all the crimes he had committed dur
ing his whole life. The candidate
confessed some trivial offences, and
declared that ,he "could- recollect no
more.' ;At this the Judge came out
from his hiding place, groaned and
shook his , chains. The ; frightened
candidate , related some other small
matters, and declared he had disclosed
all the crimes he had ever committed.
At this the groans of the pretended
i -i i : . z ai .
aevu Decame iurious, me -cuains rat-
a,oH oiwi hn aunAll. .wn in b
fape' of the terrified candidate, who'
starting back in alarm, tried out: m
;,T'Hol(i OT.-m.m-ister -D-J-dvil;.
J-iudge G-g-rrass w-w-wifa
couple of t. t-timesl"
Tna groaning ceased.
"Who composed the following de
scription of the Bible we may never
know. , It wa found in Westminister
Abbey, nameless and dateless:
A nation would be truly happy if
it weregpverueu ,iyno o.yiecUiiwa
than those of this blessed book.
It is so complete a system that noth
ing can be added to it.
It contains even'thim? needful to
be known or done.
It affords a copy for a kina'and a
rule for a subject.
It gives instruction to a Senate, au
thority and direction to a magistrate.
It cautions a witness, requires an
impartial verdict of a iurv, and fur
nishes the judge with his sentence.
It sets the husband as lord of the
househould, and wile as mistress of
the table tells him how to rule, and
her how to manage.
It entails honor f o parents and en
joins obedience to children.
It prescribes and limits tho way of
the sovereign, the rule of the ruler,
and the authority of tho master
commands the subjects to honor, and
the servants to obey, and promises the
blessing and protection of tho Al
mighty to all that walk by its rales.
It gives direction for weddings and
It promises food and raiment, and
limits the use of both.
It points out a faithful and eternal
guardian to the departing husband
and father tells him with whom to
leave his fatherless children and whom
his widow is to trust, and promises a
father to the former, and a husband to
It teaches a man how to set his
house in order, and how to make his
will; it appoint a dowry for his wife,
and entails the right of the first born,
and shows how the younger branches
shall be left. . -
It defends the rights of all, and re
veals veagoance of every defaulter,
over-reacher and oppressor.
It is the first book, the best book,
and the oldest book in the world.
It contains the choicest matter
gives the best instruction affords the
greatest pleasures and satisfaction that
were ever enjoyed.
It contains the best laws, and most
profound mysteries thatever were pen
ned it bring the best of comforts to
tha lnquirinff and disconsolate.
It exhibits life and immortality from
everlasting, and shows tho way to
it is a brief recital of all that is to
It settles all matters in debate, re-
solvos all doubts, eases the mind and
conscience of all their scruples.
It reveals tho only hvinc and true
God, and shows the way to him, and
sets aside all other gods, and describes
the vanity or them, and all that trust
in such; in short, it is a book of laws.
to snow ngnt ana wrong; a book or
wiedom, that condemns all folly and
makes the foolish wise; a book of truth
that detects all lies and confutes all
errors; and a book of life, that shows
the way from everlasting death.
It is the most corapendous book in
the world, the most authentic and the
most entertaining history that ever
It contains tho most ancient an
tiquities, strange events, wonderful oc
currences, heroic deeds, unparalleled
. It describes the celestial, terrestial
and infernal worlds, and the origin of
the angelio myriads, human tribes,
and devilish logions.
It . will instruct the Accomplished
mechanic and the most profund artist.
It teaches the best rhetorician, and
exercises, every . power of tha most
skillful arithmetician, and puzzles tho
wisest critic. ! !
It is the best covenant that ever
was agreed on ; the best deed that was
ever; sealed; tho beat evidence that
ever was produced ; the best will that
over was signed; to be ignorant of it
is to bo destitute of wisdom. .
It is the king's best copy, the magis
trate's best rule, the housewife's best
guide, the servant's best directory,
and the young man s best companion;
Lit is the schoolboy's spelling book, and
the learned man s masterpiece.
It contains a choice grammar for a
novice, and a profound mystery for a
Sage. ,-.: t, i -.-) .i '):;:.. . ; ; 'it
It is the ignorant' man's dictionary
and the wiso man's directory, ;'
It affords knowledge of wittyinven
tibns for the humorous" and datk sav
ings for the grave, and is its, own. in
terpreter, wr'-i-iir' A"
e lt encourages the wise," tha warrior,
the swift, the overcomer; and prom
ises an eternal reward to tha excellent,
the conqueror, tho winner, and the
prevalent. And that which crowns
all is, that the author is without par
tiality, and without hypocrisy
" In whom tlicro is no variableness
or shadow of turn'ng."
AlinnT Tlnrfrvn Ali ira lf,',af mt.
ery one S lammm- with thT3 mode of
V ' I ...... V- J . - -J -J -J W J
driving (?) a drove of young mules.
It is on the inverse system. The
drover buys' up from fifty to a hundred
young, unbroken mules, and mounted
on a brood inaro, they follow after tho
samo as do sheep tho bellwether of a
nock, t or a great many rears an old
trader familiarly called "Old Sol"
who if ever possessed of any other
patronymic had probably forgotten
the fact was in the habit of bringing
in from the West a drovo of the long
eared animals and disposing of them
to the farmers of South Jersey. Tha
last business visit he made to that sec
tion was about the timo the turnpike
mania raged, and a single bar was
stretched across nearly every public
road, to pass beyond which required
the payment of
For every carriage, sleigh, or 6led
drawn by one beast, ono and one-half
cents per mile.
r or every additional beast, ono and
For every dozen calves, sheep or
hogs, two cents. ;
ior every dozen of horses, mules or
cattlo, six cents. ,
"Old Sol" had passed something
like two dozen of these bars on his
way lrom Camden to Bridgeton, pay
ing the legal exaction at each under
protest and in very profane language.
Not having disposed of a single mule,
and drawing nigh tho end of a long
journey, he was beginning 10 suffer
his dismay saw the inevitable bar once'
more before) him. TinrvL-inn- nrnnnil
and finding his mules were leisurely
browsing along the road some two or
three hundred yards behind, he hur
ried up his paco to the gate, paid a
single toll for tho horso he was riding,
and made a special request of the gate
keeper to shut it after him and stop
those darned mules wWch had been
following him two or three milca.
"Certainly," said the accommo
dating keeper, who had it lockod in
less timo than it takes to tell it. "Old
Sol" started off again on a brisk can
ter, which his mules soon imitated.
and as they came to the gatobar went
over it in one, two, and three order,
to tho astonishment of tho keeper,
who saw the point of tho joke in a few
minutes after, and acknowledged him
self" dead boat." '
How the Swiss 3Iake Matches. It
is the general custom in Berne, says a
Swiss writer, that the lover's father
should play the wooer to the parents
hf ttlA hriHA TTa 4ftnAtlT rnna
rr : - "-u"-v
them and says: . . , ,
"My lad likes your daughter. I
suppose you have nothing much
against it, and that it will suit you?"
Or sometimes he goes in mora elab
orate fashion, as in tho case ot the
father who knocked ono evening lata
at a window, begged tho old people to
look out, and then began : - '
"It is God's will that my boy and
your girl should come together. I
have had to make up my mind to it,
anu so win you; but 1 should like to
ask what dower you mean to give her
about a thousand pounds, I fancy?"
"I jmnrnvA r.ViA mnlpli " ratiixnarl
the other party; "but I can't think of
giving her more than a hundred
"Ypu don't mean it?:' said the other.
"Indeed I do; not one halfpenny:
more, and even that is too much." . .
Then replied the former, "It is not
God's will that the two should come
together. I he Lord s purposes ' are
unfathomable, and his ways past find
ing out. - Good-night. No offence, I
hope." , . .: .,..:'
"Quito the reverse," said the other,
and quietly closed the window.
, A little girl who had been visiting
in. -the family of a neighbor hearing
them speak of her father being a wid
ower, on' her. return home addressed
him thus: '' ' ' '. 'I
,', "Pa, are' you a widower?"' n' '
, "Yes, my child. , Don't you know
vour mother's dead?"
" "Why, yes. . I knew mother was
dead ; but you always told me you
was a New "Yorker." '"'
; An elm tree was cut down last week :
. nmi rwii AAnnlt fU!i .1. f . 1
parts pronounce seven hundred and,
UtllVlY K v j rwato VlUs ' JLiiU ITUO
weignoa sixty tnousana pounds, and
was over four feet in diameter," and
made seven thousand feet of inot
boards, clear stuff,
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