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DEMOCRATIC AT ALL TIMI8 ANB
H' ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY,
VNDIB ALV WtECiHSTANCEfi.
,01110; - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1867.
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officiaTorgan of vinfoN county
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of the Court lions t.
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1 Jl. EIfllIl Elf,
j Gold's Old Stand, near the Steam Mill,
IS prepar.d to Jo all rnauuer of Lloell .Smithing,
Ironing of Buggies,
: eultnral Iinulo-iieiUH an J kd 3 Tools. All ork
jfe m innfticlnrit nnH ranar of all kinds ( t Asri.
done in a mhsUtuial mnnner and warranted, sill
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' February 28, 1807-1 y . ' -'" :
- H. C. MOORE, i
PHYSICIAN AND STTRGKON,
ALIENS VILLE, OHIO.
A FTEKan absenep or wo years, aners am prn
ional services to the citizens of AUensville
and surrounding country
March M, 18ii
; JOHN C. STEVEKSOar,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR ', AT , LAW,
JACKSON C. U., OHIO, -.i;
WILL practice in the Courts of Jackson, Vinton
and other counties ...
' January 24, 18fcT-tf
: . - RICIIAED CRAIG,;
, MoArtlaur, OlxiO,
TlAVINO been licensed to dispose of property by
'. J4 puoiic auction, ne win pruminiv aiivuu bu mu
lipusln Vintonnounty wheusolioited.
0fflco Snivel's Law Office, in the Court House. '
Agust 1, 1807-tf i, - '
j. j. McDowell.
iSLttori-ey at Iiaw,
' . ;.' . ,.'-. ' AND . ..'
17. 8. Claim Agent, . ,
M o A It T II UK .
I TJ T f
fT7ILL practice in Vinton and adjoining counties.
ILL practice In Vinton and aiyoinlnec
Also, Deputy Collector of Internal K
. IV Also, Deputy Collector oflnternal Kavaoue.
' Orrtoi In the Vinton County Bank
Jane 27, 1W7 m
J. A MONAHAN, M. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
.IUMDEN, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO,
' 'I'll VNKFUli for the liberal patronage received for
1 I1 the two past years, he would say to thise desir
his professional services, that he may always be
oiind at Ws-OfQce or rosideuoe, on .Stain Htreet, un.
absent profetsional liuiues. w ,.t i
Vehritary M0T-ly k ' '
e.ttori.oy' at Law,
(PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OF VINTON COUNTY,)
Mc ARTHUR, OHIO,
WllXatlmil promptly h nti leM hnsinss vti
trusted to his pnrpin Vinton and Jnokson ennn-ties.-Offli-e
l.i JJoridridge's Nev Huildinfr, sonth-
estcornerMninand Mnrket strep Is upHtairR. Mr.
Mavo is in trtnTfhii wilh Por'er DnHadwavol
Jnuksnn county, wlio onn alwnr bn found, dliriug
TiK.ation, at the office iu Jackson, Ohio. 1 1
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on tho jaclcson road.
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-' '...' . 1 . .
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In some parts of Germany, such is
tho general dread of bejng buried
alive, that a system . of precaution
against this prematuro act is in vogue,
by which more than one person has
been restored tb lifo and frionds after
being mourned as dead. The plan is
for the cbrpso to bo placed in a com
fortable apnrt'mont, with face uncov
ered, and with a cord or wire attached
to the, .hands in. such a mariner that
tho slightest movement will cause the
tinkling of a little bell in an adjoining
ftpartmont, where some one is always
on the watch till there are either signs
of lifo or decomposition, to give the
assurance of hopeless death. This
custom has led to some striking scones
and curious 'revelations;; and one of
tho most roraarkablo of these we nro
now about to put on record, as we ro
ceivod it, not long sinco, from the lips
of the narrator : - : ".'
' I ' had two bosom companions, and
we three were nearly always togethor
when our circumstances would permit.
We wore not alike in scarcely any
particular, and for this reason, per
haps, we liked each other all the bet
ter. AVe , differed on nearly) every
point in science, art, literature, philos
ophy, and religion, and argued every
point we differed on. 1
On one thing, however, we did
agree, and that was the possibility of
being buried alive, and the unuttera
ble horror which must attendihe con
sciousness of .the fact. So, in, health.
wo solemnly pledged Quxselvefl that if I
yithin reach 'of one another at, the
supposed deceaso ot oither, t,he. .living
shour) faithfully watch by the sense
less loykull tlve . 1-eturn: of lift or the
certainty of death.
... My young, friend, Adolph Hofer,
was the first to go. , Ile was a believer
in tho immortality of tho soul, and
the identity of the Bpi'rit with that oc
cupying tho mortal tonement. Of
coure wo made our arrangements for
watching the corpse according to our
compact, but without the slightest
hope of ever seeing another spark of
life n that loved form.
It was on the. second night after the
death of nofor; that Carl and I were
sitting! in an adjoining apartment, con
versing about the deceased and hia re
ligious belief, "Wo , had attached a
small pord to the fingers of th corpse,
and connected it with a little belt close
.to us,, so that we could, be warned of
any movement, without being obliged
to rernain. beside the body, which, for
various reasons, would not be agreea
"If Adolph's ideas in regard to a
future state; are , correct," observed
Carl, "there1: is no certainty that he
may not nbw'bo with us; 'evon in this
i'Yce," roturnod I, "if they are cor
reet; which I do- not believe. "Whon a
man js dead ho is dead, at least as far
as this world is concerned
"It may' fairly1 bo presumed they
are based on facts when' thy can not
be: reasonably controverted. . If man
fcxista after death as a roving spirit,
give mo, somo evidence of it, and then
"And -what about ghosts?"- said
Carl, wh6 was . both skeptical and su
perstitious and he glanced furtively
and timidly around tho room as he
spoke, as if he, had expected to en
qoanter some fearful apparition.
''Bah 1" exclaimed I, coniemptuous
ly; "yoi know my opinion of ghosts
and hobgoblins that they, have no
existence,, except in the brains of
. At this moment we heard, or rather
fancied we heard, a strange nois in
the adjoining apartment. :!. :
"What was it?" inquired Carl, in a
timid .whisper. . , .
"Nothing," replied I, rousing my
self, with a full determination to shake
off what I believed to be a foolish
fancy- re we mon, or children, to
get frightened at the noise of a rat?"
f! Hush ! . hark ( I hear something
still,", whispered Carl, now ' tairly
trembling with fear.
. "Then if there is any thing, we
must know' what it is," said I, as I
rose and ;took up the light for the pur
pose of going to look at the corpse.
"Will you ' accompany me, or shall I
gdalono?" , '' t "V1, : '
j. Carl Ileilsten slowly; tind steadily
arose,: as one who folt called to per
form a ;fcarful duty; but he had
scarcely got upon' his feet when the
little I bell connected with the dead
was rung violently.
My nervous system never received
such a shock before nor since. It
scorned for a moment as if I was par
alyzed. The. light dropped from my
hands and was extinguished, and
great beads of perspiration stood all
over me. But I remained inactive
only, for the time for one to counton.
Seasoning that my friend hatfeome
to. life and needed my ' immbdiate
assistance, I hastily procured another
light, and merely glancing at Carl,
who had fallen back on his seat, white
and helpless with his sudden fright, I
rushed into, the apartment of the
corpse, expecting to find Adolph liv
ing, if not actually sitting up or stand
ing: .,,lJ1:, ;, . .... !.:
To iny utter astonishment, however,
found only" the. dead , form of, my
friend cold, igid,'motioriless ! There
was such .an, inflexible look on! the
features, that 1 6ould not believe jhere
was a single Bpark of life in the body,
and a close examination' of the lips
and heart proved that there was none
reality. ' Ani yet' the hands' .hadj
been moved, and were drawn to one
side, but rather as if jerked thereby
the bell, cord, , which was hanging
somewhat loose, than as if stirred by
an internal power.
.But what had moved the hands and
rung the bell? This was the start
ling mystery! The room was not
largo,, contained no great , Amount of
furnituro, and was easily searched. I
had just passed the light under the
bed and around and behind every
thing, when Carl appeared at the door,
palo, trembling, and covered with a
cold, cfammy perspiration.
"is he alive?" he rather gasped than
said. ' .
"No," I rcplid, "nor has there been
any life in him since his breath went
out." V " ',' '
"Merciful God I" he ejaculated, nerv-
ously, grasping a chair' for support,
"ww rang mo Dell, then?"
"That is the mystery I am trying
to solve," said I. "It js possible there
may be somo person concealed horo."
I cautiously opened a door of a long;
deep closet as I spoke, in which hung
the clothes of the diseased, and went
in and examined it thoroughly. No
other human being was there, and
nothing had been disturbed. There
was no other outlet to the room except
the door communicating with the
apartment in ' ' which we liad been
watching, and the two windows' look
ing1 out upon a lawn, and. the sashes
were closed and curtains drawn, show'
ing no signs of recent disturbance..
then re-examined the room, and par
ticularly tho bed,' but without making
twiy new discovery.
"mis is ail very strange!" said I.
t lit '
nau musingly, and looking inquiring
ly at Carl "very strange indeed!"
" It must have boon something super
natural," he replied, in a hollow whis
per; and moving over to the chest in
tho corner he sank down upon it. As
he did so, the sharp click of the sprino
lock causod'him to spring up as it
shot,' For a moment or two ha nf.nnri
trembling, and then said, with more
"I believe I am a cowardlv fool to
be scared at every thing! I do not
fear any thing human, though; but
this unearthly business unmans me."'
I now re-examined the corpse, to be
sure there were' no signs of life in it,
and found not only death there, but
the beginning of decomposition. Per
fectly sure 'of this, we went into the
other apartment and sat down, to wait
through the remainder of the night
and ponder the mystery. Scarcely
were we seated before we fancied we
heard dull, muffled soujids in the bed
room,, followed by something like a
smothered human groan. Carl's teeth
now nearly chattered with terror, and
I confess I never felt less courageous
in my lifo. Those strange noises only
continued for a short timo, and grad
ually died away into , silence, alter
which wo were disturbed noi riioro.
.In the course of time our friend
was buried, and some time after the
funeral we proceeded to open, his
strong box, or chest, according to bis
direction. . Then it was that our super
natural mystery had a ' natural but
In that chest was the black and de
caying corpse of one whom we all
knew in life. . ' ' "". , .
The following is our conjecture :
"Cognizant of ' Adolph Hofer's
money and jewels, of their place of
deposit, and of our mode of watching
the dead, he had, on ' that, eventful
night,'entcrcd the dead-room' through
a window. at an early hour, and con
cealed himself in, the closet till mid
night, and then set about hia work of
robbery. Some accidental noise hav
ing alarmod us, as W 'could tell Vom
our conversation, he "had, ; either In. his
haste to secrete hiraselr,' oP 'Intention-,
ally to frighten ni still more, rung the'
bell in iht manner stated, and then'
got into the chest, which had a pow
erftil epring-l)k;.; My friend Carl, by
accidentally sitting down on this, had
sealed his doom; and his subsequent
groans and terrible efforts to burst
from, his. narrow prison were, the
strange noises which had so disturbed
us the second timo." ' '
Tho man's death was a fearful retri
bution, and the discovery of his dead
body spoiled an otherwise wonderful
ghost story. ,
Wnr-N Count D'Orsay first came to
England as a very young man, about
twenty-two' years of ago, he was in-
vitod to dine at Holland House, where
he was seated next to Lady Holland
herself, who supposed that the hand
some stranger was a shy young man,
awe-struck by her majestic presence.
Owing to a considerable abdominal
development, her ladyship was contin
ually.letting her napkin slip from her
lap to (he ground, and as often as she
did so, sho smiled blandly, but author
itatively, upon tho French count, and
asked him to pick it up. Ho politely
complied several timesV but at last,
tired of this exercise, he said, to her
great surprise "Had I not, better,
madam, remain under the table, in or
dor that I may hand you your napkin
more rapidly?" ,
' How to Help a Papee. We write)
for ourelsves and all our brethren.
We are writing, dear reader, to you I
If you want to help a newspaper,
always pay your subscription in ad
vance. 'Live right up to this rule.-'
Send the editor at least one new sub
scription besides your own, and as
often as may happen, you can pick up
half a dozen among your neighbors
and friends, do so. Such things make)
a printer grio from ear to ear, they
make his heart light, they make him
feel young, they make him work with
new grit; in short, they make him
happy. Holmes County Farmer. '
A TOCNa man in Madrid quarreled
with tho mother of his sweet-heart,
stabbed her on the spot, cut the girl's
throat, and lot his own life out with
the same dagger. Such is a family
quarrel la Spain.
"What State is high in the
middle and round at both ends?
Laziness will cover your gar
den with weeds. Hard drink
ing, if you keep it up, will cover
your wile with weeds.
Six and three-quarters mill
ions acres in Europe are devo
ted to potates. . i
Tailors are said to make tho
the man that is, we suppose,
make him pay roundly for what
he gets; and in pantaloons for
what he don't: get. , , : .
Recently as an old woman
was walking' through one of
the streets of Montreal at mid
night, a patrol called out:
"Who's there?", , .
"It's only me don't be a-
The ' sweetest necktie for a
lady--The arms of her babe.
"Why does water boil sooner
in an old saucepan than a new
Punch takes it upon himself
to answer this obtuse query by
saying: s ; w '; ';.
1 "It's because the old pan's us-
edtoit.": ' '':,-:. ;.-:'!
tj'-.. - . .. . . ,
. Let us have plump women.
says the ifew York Gazette.-
to;.le'tus, :V 'V';r 'K ;:- '
. -1 Famfr is -the perfume of heroiQ
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