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OBtlSUSD SVERT- TQDRDOAT
i. W.OWS,DITO iNUPHOPKHTOB
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF vlWTON COUNTY
OFFICE In Doyt' i Building, ovt SweUand 't
corner Main and Locutt Street. East ,
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ing to the liberalitviij partiea.
Notices in the looutMl uiim, li' cents per line for
each insertion. ' - -
Notices of political ineetinnn.free
Gold's Old Stand, near the Steam Mill,
I l prepared to do all manuor of Llack Smithing,
BUClj.US 4 , , - .
jHorn Shoeing, . . , . -
Irvning of Eujgiei,
' : .!-. Waggo,
$c., $c, .j'e..
r4 h" minnriaitire and rena r of all kinds i t-AgrU
Qultural Itiijile mciiis and Kda 'loois. ah Hik
rioiie in asu'istantial tii'iiiner anil warranted. sill
eoiti. w. MUi;i.t.ta. a. wkieiiaupt. ii.wakjuteb
S. GOETZ & CO,
II AMDEN FOUNDRY,
' HOLLOW WARE,
All Kinds of Catttrt and Bed Fastenings,
,.. , . AVU
THE Ware Manufactured nt the foundry! sold
low can he boiiRit in any Market.
j'ost o tTice address Heed's 'Milla, Vinton County , 0.
May HI, Ui7-ly
VINT0H COUNTY 'SANK,
JVoil.xli vxr, Oliio.
J03.i;MclKWEI.Ii. JA9. W. -DELAY,
" ,T I'lieSIDIENT.' Casuisb.
I.e. iundt;. ., , r.. s. dodos, anihf.w woi.r,
V, t. AUSTIN, . . V. BANNUI.S, l'BAK BT110KQ,
1 " A. A. AUSTIN.
BANK Of'dISCOUNT AND DEPOSIT.
T"I AVING formed a co-partnership for the purpose
J.laJuondiijjtij!gta. . - m
GEJfiT BANKING AND EXCHANGE
an! with ample facilities for the transaction of any
bus jess pertaining to legitimate Hanking, we tender
out services to the boncess public pancrallv.
Wfl Bliy AND SKLL EXOH NGK, ClIN AND
BONDS.,' Money loaned at reasonable rates en ac.
eeptabie paper Revenue Stamps always-on hand
and for sale. Interest paid on time deposits.
Persons vrishmto remit money to Foreign Coin
tries can obtain Drafts at our Office. '..
' February 7,1807-ly -
C1IAS. BROWN, Pres I, DAN. WILL, Cash
WILL, BROWN & CO.,
. i TT AtAarcTOTiH
9ns Door West Dan. Wili'f Bro't Store, Forth
Side Main Street,
, Mc ARTHUR, OHIO,
-Ko A' GENERAL BANKING BUSINES8
jj. Deal in Exohange, Government Beouri
ties, Stock, Bonds, Gold and Silver, &o.
Deposits received. Interest paid on time
4epo9its. ' . ; . , ...
. Collections made at all accessible peints
n the' United States. 1 '
United Stales Revenue Stamps for sals,
" All business donft on tbe most liberal terms
and with the utmost promptness. ''
H. C. MOORE, '
PHYSICIAN AND ST7RQKON,
ALIENS VILLE, OHIO.
f fet-sional services to the oitiien of AUensville
FTPR an absenoo ol two years, odors It is pro
and surrounding country.
March 21, 180'
107-lt i,. --;
i - joiix c. STEVEXsoar,
"attorney and counsellor at law,
S ' 't ; JACKSC4N 0. H., OHIO, ' . j
WILT, practice 111 the Courts of gJaekton, Viaton
and other conntiei :
I JitatwM,.UOT-f.;..K : ''...!.;,,;,. ;;..,.,y
mi, uinoe i.i DOdiinngB new Huiuung, ontn-
nest corner Mnin ami Mnrliet strecln utiNhiirs. Mr
Store, My lin prtnerhirr with Porter OiiHudwuy oi
AUGII 113ALI) MYO,
rPBnSrnT,Nn ITnRMFY flF VINTON CGUNTY.l
XTT Uih all end promptly to all lepnl business en-
. v 1
f n laja.l in hi mirA in Vintnti oml .Tnnlr nn nmi n
.tfijif an pit, ui-i,i nm, i unci iiuinunn; ui
Jackson county, who can always be fouod, diirins
,niii,i, in vn vmijtf 111 uuasuu, VIII V.
Hay ao, lBu7-tf
i . D.IKICL 8. D4XA.
Attorney fit Xjetw
. j , MoARTHUR, OHIO.y ' .
WIMj practice in the Courts of Vinion, Athens,
onA .luli,nn PnnnliD. n ,hA lTnil
8tates Courts ot the Southern 'District ;of Ohio.
Orrion Second Story of Davis' Building, on Main
JOIIi ( III IU II, Jr.. .
6G W. FOURTH 8T CINCINNATI, OHIO
AND ALL KINDS or
IMPORTER ol Frenoh, German and Italian Violin
The Trade supplied on the most liberal terms.
General Western Agent for
. MASON & HAMLIN'S
TUB . .
" SIIONINQER " GEM ORGAN Ak'D
AMD TnE CELKBRATIB
ALSO A LARGE STOCK OF
IP I .A 1ST OS
From the Factories of the most of the Cimeuatid
' Makehs, which I will sell low for cash.
Old Pianoa taken in exchf nge tornew.
Ca-l'ianos and Organs for sale and to rent, by the
. Month, Quarter r Tear,
amoun'l paid for relit being applied te pur
chase, if desired. ' ' "" - '
tta?Agonte for Cabinet Organs and Pianos
wanted in every town ia Ohio, Indiana aad
JOHN CHURCH, Jb.,
" .T.mret. loor-r ---. CinninnMi .
Attorney o,t Xaa-w,
M (.'ARTHUR, OHIO.
WILL attend promptly to all lenl business en
. trusted to his care, in Vinton and Hiljoiiuiig
counties. officeIn the Court House.
July 11, 18li7-ly
One Door East Dan. Will k Bro'a Store,
TVIO-l3lI tliXlI. OlXlo.
J0SEPU BttADBEIlT. . WILLIAM MAKK.
SMADBU7 fc MAItK,
Attorneys ett Xjcixv,
MoABTHUB,' VTNT0H, COUMT, OHIO. .
WIIX practice in Vinton and adjoining counties.
Office on Logan Street. -42-ly
J. A MONAHAN, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
II MDEN, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO,
'I'HANKFULfor the liberal patronage received for
I Ik. I.-A nAnfrnnn.i. KawaiiLJ dav Inlkni. ilui..
ng his professional services, that ne may always be
onncl at his Office or residence, on Main Street, un-
ess uuseut on prow?giuiiai uusiness
reorilHry ico, iou(-iy
Tl AVINO been licensed to dispose of property by
tions in Vinton county wheu solicited.
j.i Dunne aucuon, ne win nromnciv aueua an ana
umce siuvei-s Law umce, in me uonrt onse.
Atigust 1, 1807-tf ' ;
j. j. McDowell.
Attorney at Xjcixv,
. , . ADD . :
IT. 8. Claim Agent,
M AUTHIIH. OHYO.
ITriLL practice In Vinton and adjoining cennties.
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f V niou, AicfMiu vjuiici:iiiii ui iiufium miiuuii
OrnoB In the Vinton County Bank.
FALL AND WINTER
' '---E. D. DODGE'S
MAIN STREET, ' ? Mc ARTHUR, 0.
HAVE Just received a lnree and well selected
jl hiuck 01 rail aim TV liner ury uouiis, iuimiiip, an.,
which were purchased In the Rxstern cities for cash.
aunag me uoeune in prices, vt men i win eeii m
, LO W AS THE LO WEST. ,
I have all the latest itvles of
Dress Goods 1 ani Plain and
" ' Fane Goods, -
White Goods, Laoes, Embroideries,
Table' Linens Toweiins, Shawls,
Balmoral Skirts, Hoop Skirts, Hosiery,
Gloves, . ' Muslins, . &o. &o,
i i A nice and comnlete asoortmenl of
Boots to snoos.
'!. A full line of all kinds of NOTIONS.
I will not be undersold bt any House in this market.
Oo. 10. 1W7-1T ' ' B. D. DO DOB.
Superstition. A Bina;ular instance
of popular superstition Occurred a few
days since, at ileycrosa, ia tho west of
the county of CoYk, and had well
nigh been attended with serious con
sequences. The tody of an American
captain, whose vessel 'hatj been wreck
ed on the coaBt, was recently washed
ashore, and buried in tho Mevcrosa
churchyard. His friends, . however,
desired to remove the romains to the
United States, and proceeded to dis
inter them for that purpose. Tho
peasantry have a traditional belief
that tho removal of a body that has
been tor some time buried causes ex-
been tor some time buried causes ex
traordinary motahty in the locality
lor the next twelve months. htuI t.W
therefore recard such a iirnrAflinn-
a - I'" 'ft
WUU i i.
..I, i nit i i.i ir rin m r r n
exhumo tho remains, they found an
w. ..w IHI njr v,Ml
unexpected opposition, which every
cltbrt failed to overcome. Tho people,
filled with excitement, rushed to the
graveyard armed with every weapon
upon which they could lay hands, and
drove the strangers forcibly away.
The parish priest interfered, and
attempted to persuade them that their
alarm was groundless, but they would
not listen to him, and they persisted
in refusing to let the grave be disturb
ed. So bent are they upon prevent
ing it that they havo sentinels watch
ing day and; night,' lest the object
should be effected by surprise. :
A DTATEN ISLAND JCHV. At ft
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period when Judgo Ambrose Spacer
was on tho bench of tho Supremo
Court of New York thiB was upwards
of forty -five years agrj there was on
Staten Island a lawless set of men en
gaged in villainous wrecking and
kindred pursuits to such an extent as
to lower the morality and standing of
the island in universal estimation
Judgo Spencer, presiding at a circuit
held there, was trying a man who had
committed some gross and high crime
Tho evidence was clear in proof of
his guilt, and his honor charged
strongly against him. Tho jury, how
ever, brought in a verdict of not guil
ty. The largo and commanding fig
ure of the judge, rose and towered
itself to its full height. i
"Prisoner," said his" honor, in tho
severest and loudest tones, "I havo to
address you in two directions; firstly,
you havo had a most extraordinary
escape fromcondign punishmentwhich
you deserved; and secondly, you may
bo assured the timo will como when
you will bo tried at another bar,
where, it is some satisfaction - even
now to know, there will be no Staten
Island jury to acquit you."
Liberal. Not many years since,
in "West Plymouth, N. H., it used to
be the custom for the schoolmaster to
board "round," among the" families of
nis pupils, so as to save exnense
Sometimes, of course, the days didn't
como out quite even ; there would be
eight and one-half days at one house
and nine at another. One man, who
was notorious' for his meanness. Just
before tho schoolmaster began his din
ner, said to him: "Mr. - I sup
pose by rights that your' time is up
just about half way through this din
ner. That s as near as I km mako it,
and I've calculated pretty close. But
I don't wiBh to be small about it, and
you can eat just about as much as
you would for ordinary."
Said one Radical to another
the other day: c- : ! ';;
"You ve, heard of the fellow
who died at his post, have you
"Yes," answered his friend.
' "And .you've heard of. the
other one, "who died in the har-
"' !'l In-yI..J i' w J:,i. t: : '
"O. yes," answered theRad-
lCaU-i:-,:.tn: i situ
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i3?:f X'C ; t-..
MPdblio DEBT.-r-The amount of the
National debt,: without deducting the
artorjiit' in th6 Treasury, wan i,n.
stated,' at intervals, between June,
J.801, and .November, 1867: ; -
An trust ftO
A i. i
9. 77ft 11 R CrtQ
oeptuiuuer l 2,728,314,835
November 1 9 fisi rw oaa
December 1. . 2,684,995,875
January 1... t.....;. 2,675,062,505
xeoruary i.... 2,685,773,539
r.r.u i "
April I..'.'.'".'.;.'!.';;;;";;;;; 2fil'-m
June 1. . 2.687.04ft R1 0
June 1................ ; 2,687,040,519
AuSust, 1 2,666,685,696
September 1 2,653,792,189
October 1....... ........ . .. 9. fun 5co akc
Jiovember 1 :. 2,625,502,848
Burr and Hamilton. Dr. Nott,
speaking of Burr and Hamilton, said-
Burr, above all men whom I ever
know, possessed the most consummate
tact in evading, and covering up the
arguments of his opponent. His
great art was to throw dust into the
eyes of the jury, and make them bo
liove that there was noither force nor
sense, nor any thing else, In the argu
ments of the opposite counsol. He
never met a position ' or answered an
argument, but threw around them the
mist of sophistry, and thus weakened
their force. He was the princo of
plausibilities. Ho was always on the
rigut side, (in his own opinion. and
always perfectly confidont,
; Hamilton, on the other hand, allow
ed to tho arguments of his opponents
all tho weight that could be fairly
claimed lor them, and attacked and
demolished them with tho club of
Hercules. He would never engage
in a cause unless ho believed he was
on the side of justice; and he ofton
threw into the scale of his client the
whole weight of his personal charac
ter and opinion. His opponents fre
quently complained of the undue in
fluence he thus exerted upon the court.
, Strange. Thero is a farmer at
Mcntz who pays great attention , to
bees, and owns a great many hives.
He exerts such influence on his bees
that all his swarms enter his window
every morning as soon as he opens it.
as if to bid him good-morning.-. They
never alight, but . buzz and fly around
his head until he' bids them ' alicht
which ho does by a signj by holding
out his arms. ' They alight on them,
and he looks as if he wore.a pair of
immense muffs. When the servant
announces breakfast, theyjramed late
ly quit bis arms, without being told,
and cover the table, avoiding the
dishes and plates. .. When ho sits at
the table, he orders them to the hive;
but before going they all light in turn
on his face to kitis him, and when all
of them have touched his : face the
swarm, retire. ,- This sounds ."fishy;"
but the paper from which it is trans
lated . is a grave ) newspaper, and
Touches for its truth. .. - ..;, ....
The Pacific Railroad is now
complete ; to : the base ,,, .. of
the ' mountains, 625 - miles
from Omaha.- The section to
the summit will have a grade of
only 80 feet to! the mile;, it is
said, "which is' I materially less
than some of the1 grades. " on the
Science. In. needlo mannfaotoriea
the: workmen who point the needles
are constantly in contact with excess
ively minute particleS of steel which
fly IVom th grindstone, and float in
the air, though imperceptible to the
eye as the finest dust, and aro inhaled
with their breath. The effect is not
observed on a short exposure, but be-
iii- consianuy repeated from day to
day, it produce's a constitutional irri
tation, generally terminating in pul
monary ' consumption: Persons eml
ployed in. ! this kind of work used
scarcely eVer to attain the age of for
ty years. ' '
'In vain was it attempted to purify
the air before its entry into tho lunrs
by gauze or linen guards; the dust
was too fine and ponetrating to be ob
structed by such coarse expedient, till
some ingenious person bethought him
of that wonderful power which everv
child who searches for his mother's
needle with a magnet, or admires tho
motions and arrangement of a few
steel filings on a sheet of a paper held
above it. aces in m-a! nrnov.
S' eteel wire are now con-
structed, and adapted to tho faces of
tho umidrmnn tj., tu i i.
w.x,. iiiot mo uir is
not merely strained but searched in its
passage through them, and each ob
noxious atom is arrested and removed.
The Mince Pie. She threw herself
upon hjs breast and wept. "'
As she ceased weeping, he groaned
audibly. : There they sat entwined in
each other's arms for about two hours,
ana nary one spoko. ' ' !
A voice fractured the solemn still
ness ef the air. 'Twas Eutrene's.
"How sweet, my own loved Harriet,
li i but had a mince pie to eat."
Then she lifted her tear-dimmed
eyes to the starry, heavens, clasped
ner nanas wildly, and exclaimed:
"Come with me to tho kitchen.
love, and thou shalt eat thy fill, for
there were three of 'em left at din
ner." Ther clasped each other br tho
hand, and rushed to the pantry.
lwo mmco pics had disappeared.
and the third was about to share the
same fate, when a stealthy step was
heard. ' . .
"Fly, my angel my beauf 'Tis
the old woman,' I knowl" And she
fell fainting at his feet. - ' : :
The old woman stood face to farm
with Eugene and she asked hira
what he had been doing with the ral?
He Baid he hadn't done nothin. She
soized upon the remaining pie, and
witn the lerocity of a tigress sho
chucked it at him. :' ! ;
Her aim had been too true. She
hit him in the pit of the stomach, and
he fell at her feet a corpse. They
buried them in one grave, and every
spring the village maidens plant on
ions over the place where lio the two
lovers at last united. ' ' ' l !
Some time ago! Huntsville, Ala-
was under a municipal law, permittinr
only druggists ; to sell intoxicatin?
liquors, and then . only by a written
order from a physician. It happened
on a cold, rainy day, that a fast chap,
whose name might' have beon John
son, adrumtaor for a New York dry
goods house,' dropped into Huntsville,
and, after stopping at the hotel, wrote
a note and sent a little darkey to the
drug store for a bottle of whisky
The boy return6d minus the whiskyj
but with the information that a physi
cian's order would brine: it. It onlv
required a moment to add "II: D." to
Johnson's name attached to the note,
and the whisky was forthcoming.1
The next day, in conversation with
Johnson, the druggist addressed him
as "doctor.'""'."'' :
'Beg pardon '' said Johnson; "but I
am' no doctor.," '. ' ' "''-;' "V'".
''But the 1L D.'to your'name," yes
terday?;'..-, ....,. "
'0nly i Btood; for Mghty JJry'.Vas
th cool replyu'.!t i.i ow.l in:-,',
To Make Cows Give Milk."
-rlf you desire to get a largo
yield of Vicll milk, give your ,"
cows, three times a day, water -slightly
warm, slightly salted '
in which bran has been stirred
at the rate of one quart to ,two ?
gallons of water. You will find
if you have not tried this '
daily practice, that your cow
will give twenty-five per' cent "
more mill!; immediately under r
tho eiTect.of it, and she will be- f
come so much , attached to tho ;
diet as to refuse to drink clear
water unless very thirsty, but'
this mess she will drink almost
any time and ask for more.
The amount of this drink nec
essary, is an ordinary water pail
full, each time, morning, and
i, , , .
uuuu, iinu nignr. lour ani-
-aA - J 1 .1 TTT
I I T I ; I I Will T n on t r Yfi A
"C1 wcou ui
discounting the lacteal. Four
hundred pounds of butter aro
A- .tt.!. j 1 - .
uiicu uuLuiiiou iromgooa. stocir,
and instances are mentioned
where the yeild was even at a
higher figure. , : ,
Import ant Decision.- In
the case of Faran & McLean Ya.
m "' ' ' . . I . . -
lrcasurer of Hamilton County,
a suit to restrain the collection
of a tax on "greenbacks," to the
amount of about $30,000, waa
held by Judge , Storer, iu tha
Supreme Court of Cincinnati,
that it was the intention of those
who enacted the law to exempt
from taxation not only the bonds
but the Treasury notes and the
demand notes ; and where theser
special government obligations
were in the hands of the owner it
was decided that they they were
A Eich One. A lighthouse-keeper.
recently appointed on the Jersey coast,
made a ridiculous blunder. . ' : 1 -
Immediately after he had taken
possosaion 'complaints were made that
the lights went out bv twelve oVWt
The proper oflicer was at once sent to
look into the matter, and he was told
that complaints were made against
him. 1 . . ;
"for what?" was the inquiry. ' ;
"Why,"-replied the officer. "lW
say that our, lights do not burn after
twelve o'clock at night" . .
"Well " .was the reply. "I know
they don't,' for I put 'em out Wself
then, for I thought all the vessels had
got in by that time, and I wanted to
save the ile",
'' A ladt went out shopping, promis
ing her little son she would get him a
cocoannt. She procured one with tho
husk on. in which state he had never
seen one, On arriving at homeshe gave-
it to the boy, who looked at it curi-
ously, smiled, and laid it down.- ; Pres.
entlyhesaid: " ! v. .:
."Mother where's my cocoanut.'J i
; " I just gave it to you," Bhe replied.
' Taking it up again, he viewed it
contemptuously for a moment, arid ex-.
claimed -.j-. ! .,.,. r.'ir-v:i
"That thing a cocoannt 1 I thousrht
it was a waterfall!" , ' ;
A gentleman who had averv
deaf servant 'was advised by a
I Vlxo, no, ; replied the i gentle
man, with much ; feeling, "that
poor creaturewould hevef hear
of anotneri situation, ' 1
Hockiriar coalsella for 21 centa