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V M'ARTHUR, VINTON- COUNTY, OIIIO: EDNESDAY; JAN&ARY 8, 1873.
11.50 PER YEAR, I
I Ib Advance.
i.K X ft jv rt iv
Marietta & Cincinnati Rail Road
6i and after Nov. 8, 1872', Trlane will
run as follows :
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Villi, Ai. M.
II i n liin
00 1. H,
S. I5 A. M.
1 i:U5 "
1145 P. M
Trains Connect at Loveland
For nil points m tho Littlo Miami Railroad, and
at tho ItidUiinpulis SUliiclimatl Euilroud Junc
tion for all pulats West.
' W. Wi PEAB0DY.
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BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD.
Great National Short Line Route
Great National Short Line Route East and West.
Great National Short Line Route East and West. Only Direct Route to the National
Capitol and Eastward.
On and al'tr Mn lay, NnvumbQi' 111, Train
will run tin follows i
'II lit i more
iPliiUdulphla ... ...
8 44 Am
I 12 I'm
4 45 "
5 05 "
8 .00 I'm
18 :04 "
II 00 "
Pullman Pstaei Drswlng Hbohj Sleeping 0n.
Which aro a. comfortable, elegantly furnlsbod,
and almost equal to a Hru-sido, are on all Trains
from Cincinnati to Baltimore ami Washington.
fiooSohu.Uiloof Marietta and Cincinnati Kull
wivv for tiinu of arriving -and departing from
Tuu ad vantage of this route over all others
Is, that It nlve nil travelors holdlnff throuKli
'ticket! tlia rivilote nf vixitintf Haltlmore,
Pliiladelphia, and the National Oapitol free.
Timoquluker and rates of faro lower than by
.any other lino. ,
Thsisoiieriralon thh Itailway Is got equaled
for grimdodr on tills Continent.
to shipperTof treioht. .
Tills linu oir.irs sniiorlor liiilunAinents the
rates bolng one-third lower tond from Boston,
Now York, or nny other B isteru point. In or
dorlnir koO'Is of any dosorlptlon from the Kast
vlve directions to ship f( llaltlmore & Ohio
K. It.,nnd lnshlpning East glveaainediroetions.
1 Freights Nhlppeil by this ronte will have des
ipstuh, and bu handled with cure and save
mhippers much money. J. L. WILSON,
M aster Transportation, ltultimore.
Mi. R. BLANOIIARI),
Uon. Freight Ag't, Baltimore.
- Li. M.COLE,
S. B. JONK8, Qen. Tlckot Ag't, Baltimore.
Own. Pain. Ag't.. fll"
6 55 Am 6 40 I'm
2 38 Pm J : Am
6 0S " 5 51 ,,
830 " 880 "
8 55" 845 "
1000 " 10 00 "
35 Am ISO Pm
fl 15 ' 4 10 "
19 30 Pin 8 80 Am
13 51 Am II 45 Pin
8 45 P.n 8 IX) "
800 " 400 Am
8 20 " 4 15 "
ISOflPm 850 "
0 00 Pin 10 83 "
V AISHD AXjX A.
23 MILES THE SHORTEST. "
EXPRICSS TIIA1N8 leave Indlnnapolis
) dnilv, excopt Sunday, for 8T. LOUIS and
IB only Lln running PULLMAN'S oln-
ntL. .i...H..u rii.li.,..liiia T.nnlnvlllA CAn-
ciVimtti, and Indianapolis, to 8t. Iiuls without
chanjje. . . .
Passengers should rememhor that this l the
Uroat West Round Route for Kansas City,
Leaven worth, Lawrence, Topeka,. Juno
tion City, Fort Scott and St. Joseph.
r II I r DA VI TO tTkANSAm, for the pur
CMlU'inN I O posoofostnblUhlng thorn.
selves In now linines, will have liberal dlsorlm.
Imitloii made In their favor by this Lino. Hat
'Hfactoryo'immutatlo.i on regular rates will bo
... fflln..l.,. .....1 ..awflika ftiVf.llBtf
tivwthort and their baggage, emigrant outfit
i and atonic will ne snippenon inw ni"i isvuin
; bio terms, presenting to
COLONISTS AND FAMILIES
fluon comforts and sccommodntloni as are pre
, seated by NO OTHER ROUTE. . ,
. mr.iirnrfi..,. nKainAiV at. at I flirt nrtnnlmil
Ticket omoflH In the Knttern, Middle ud
. Honthera States,. aE
"' Oeiwrai Pasonr,er ant At. Loills
" ' Kiltern Paienr Airnnt. Tndlnnspolls.'
- JOHIT E., SIMPSON,
Oonerat BnprliUnaiot, Indlanapolli.
D. B SHIVEL, .
ATTOEUEY -A.'- Xi.A.'W",
, McARTHUK. OHIO. :
Will attend promptly o h. egal bnslnew
entrusted to his cure In Vinion snd Bdjolnluv
oounties. OFriOK In the Recunlcr'nOfliie,
J. M. McQI LLI VRAY,
WILL, attend promptly to any buslnesi
Klven to his cure and management In
any Court of Vinton am adJoinliiK comities,
i iprioK In tlteCourt Homo. Uu HtnirH. 18-ti
Q ,T. GUNNING,;
OFFICE AT PR0Q STORE, MAIN STREET.
U. S. CLAYPOOLE,
ATTORaSTE-Y- AT LAW,
(Proieontlng Attoruoy of Vinton Oonutj,)
WILL practice In Ross, Vinton and adjoining
counties. All legal biiHinesu entrusted U
his care promptly attended to. 38-tf
AT-roiaisrEir at law,
OFFICE 1st noon West of Dan. Will Bros
Especial attention glvou to the col lection
of claims. IWi
CHARLES W. GIST, j
Attorney at Law ai Notary PaMc,
WILLattond all legnlbiislness entrusted to
hlscaro. Supply -of Blank Deeds and
Mortgactos always on hand. Ofkick o. IS
West Wing BnlnbrldRO Hloolt. tl
J. W: VARNER
THIS Hotel Is In the most convenient pai
of the city on FrontStreot. between Mai
ket and Jefferson.
nornpr High and SlKle StreiPlo.
(Nearly Opposite Htalo owti
J, BLCWr . fropnetr.
miTTaHrBT' ' himtehed throughout ; wltl'
' Oarf V " W lltei X mX. Wm
Railroad Depots. , ,
CH I LLI COTHE, OHIO.
THIS Hotel, a few feet from the Railroad
Depot and where all travelors upon all
tralnscan taU meals, has Just iieen grenllj
enlarged and thoroughly repaired, painted,
ito., nnd Is now in complete order for the re
eption ofijuests. irTrnlns slop ten min
utes for mcala. :rTWlMS MQllBltATE.
ISH AM HOUSE,
Dr. I.T.MONAHAN, - Proprietoi
npiIIS House, formerly the Islmm House,lin
JL neon tnorougiuy roiiu.nioi nii.i iiniuiu-
fullv furnished. Having superior (anilities,
everything will be done to make guests com.
fortable. Table always supplied with best
market affords. Nicely ftirnUhed Rooms and
cleanest Reds Ootid Rtables. Every effort
made for the comfort nrpairon. ah cimrgw
DRY GOODS, &c.
JgSTABLISHED 18 YEARS
J". 3P. TCTW" BTjXi
WDOLESAI.K DRAl.KK IN
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
Front Street . . . . Portsmouth , O.
J. F.TOWELLUagont for several Mills, nnd
ids house Is headqnartem for tinny desirable
makes of Eastern Goods. All goods will be
sold at the lowost possible price.
Close Cash Huvers, First Class Time, Trade.
Wholesale Peddlers and FornaceTiien are par
ticularly invited to an examination of Ills stock
B. R. HIGGINS & BR0.,
MMnfsntnrars of '
MANTLES, FURNITURE, &o., &c,
OOD assortment of Marble constantly on
Ul hand. All kinds of
Done toordorin the finest stylo.
DR. CROOK'S WINE OF TAR I
Ton Tenrm tt nnblle
teat lias proved Dr.CJniok'a
V In oof Tiitoliave more
merit than any similar
preparation everoflbred to
the public It Is rloh In
the medicinal qunlltloeof
Tar, and uiieojiniedi for
diseases of the ThrtMtt A
Lanil, performing the
l1SIk most remarkobleoureo. It
l2? effoctually oureeall Coughs
rrj-nr- snrtCoias. ituaaeurnaNO
ZjfT many caws uin
Vr i..".'; and Brourhltla, that it
han been Droiiounoed
peotfla ur thette com.
pliiinta. ForIltlnsin (he
Itrenst, Nlun or Hark,
Uravel or Kidney riia.
ry Organs, Jaumliee.
or any Liver ivuiplalui
Itiealeonaaperlor Tonic, '
. llotor the Appetite,
.StrenMlin inonv"'"", ,
Reaturoe tU IVrak ud ltbllllntHl, -Caiiae
Ihe tHl lltet,
Kemovte Iyspepali Iwsilirjailoii,
Give tone iojrurtitui.
' '.:. y v
ffewel Cases, SHoll . 'ZBostoa!
. JEWELRY, MUSCAIlIwARES,
And Other Seasonable Goods, at Popular Prices. .
S. C. SWIFT, CI1ILLICOTIIE, OHIO.
QOBONEB'S SALE, .
statt of Ohio, Vinton County.
Daniel Booth, Plaintiff,
Tho. n. Shaffer and Susan F. Sliaffer, Dert
In Vinton Court of Common Picas. Order of sale.
I PURSUANT to tho command of an order of
falo issued from the Court of Common Pious
f Vinton county, nnd to mu directed asCorouor
if said county; in thin cause, I will ollerlbrsalc
at tho door of the Court House, In the town of
McAi-tnur, Vinton county, Ohio, on
Monday, the 13th Day of January,
A. D. 1873,
at the hour of one o'clock P. if. of said day, tho
following described premises, to-wit.:
Sitnato in the township of Harrison, and
ounty of Vinton, and Ktatoof Ohio, and known
is the Southeast quarter of the Southeast quar
ter of Soctlon number eight (8,) nnd the North
east quai tor of tho Southeast quarter of hoi tion
number eight (8,) excepting ten acres ofl'ihe
North side of said Northeast quarter; and, also,
the Northwest quarter of the Southwest quar
ter ofocction number nine (u.) All of the nforo
said lots ore in township number nine (9,) of
auge number nineteen (10,) nnd estimated to
'ontain One Hundred and Ten (110) acres, be
tlio same moro or less, but subject to all legal
Appiaised at Four hundrod dollars ($400,) and
must bring two-thirds pf that sum.
Ordered to be sold by tho Coroner of Vinton
ounty, Ohio, as the Piopeity of Thomas II.
shutter and Hiikiiu i Shaffer, to satisfy an order
if sale issued from the Court of Common Picas
In favor of Duniel Booth.
Tkhms OP Sai.k Cash in hand.
Coioner of Vinton Comity.
r. B. Suivel, Att'y Tor I'l'tiff.
December 11, 1872. Bw.
and ' O
(UK GRAND PI1INCIPLE that operates n
I ihesii ui.iideifiil inudleines. is the uoiver that
v noesess in nniii'j ng the turgid blood, and
" "- , - conupt iUhP't's frinn the system.
"xJwli i'Vr VLU cwwilet Mf a careful
f ,. ' "i "UIP of lh "nest Veifcliible
ana peculiar aiiinu. Medicinal (illlllS.
r.xiracts, iierus, mi.. --,.,,1 in their com.
I'ossessing not a grain of mi.. l !,' ,m"
dilation, tby nevor expose those . ," ' '!,0J '
A I... nui.iifiOtl. NO 'Olll-
ernced hesitate to prescribe them to their child
ren, anil the most delicate constitutions can
iso4hein with us great n boiu'llt fl tliumot
vigorous and powerful frame.
IjjoLLOWAY Si, Co. Sole Propri'tors,
78 Maiden Lane, New York.
Hollowav's pills and ointment are sold at 25c,
fKH', and $1 per box or pot. A great enving is
made by buying tho large sizes. lec. 4.
To the Stockholders of the G., Mo A.
& C. R. R. Co.
NOTICE Is hcrebv given that tho annual elec
tion of seven (If) I l rectors for snld Rnilioad
company will be held at the principal oiUco ol
-aid company In Galllpolis, Ohio, on
Wednesday, tholSth Day of January,
Conimonclug at nine (0) o'clock In tho forenoon,
lllld ( losing at rourtll o riocs ill mo unernoou
of said fifteenth day of January, 1W3.
J. J. CAIDOT,
Socrotary of the G.,McA. & C. R. R. Co.
December 18, 1878-td.
(TxrHEST IN THE WORLD.tjT
Kow York OfHoe. 27 BTTlFM4.Tr ST.
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send money to the amount of One Dollar or more
lor seeds, may also order St cunts worth extra
the price paid for the Outdo.
The Janunrv Number is beautiful, giving
flans for making ltural Homes, Designs lor
lining; Table I)ecnratlolia, Window Clar
dens, Sc., and containing a innss of Informa
tion invaluable to the lover of flowers. One
bundled and fifty pages, on line tinted paper;
somnflvo hundred Euginvings, and a superb
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printed In English and German, and ready to
seudout. JAMK8VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
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'The Best Pump in the World.' '
OUR Agents report over :)O0,000 worth of
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pumps, being the most powerful forno-punips
lu the world, as well as Non-frner.lng.
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mlum List, pageUliSortho Am. Agriculturist.
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WISIIART'S PINE TREE
NATURE'S GREAT REMEDY,
THROAT AND LUNGS
It is gratify ing to us to inform the puhllo
that Dr. L, O. O. Wishart'i Pino Tree Tar
Cordial, for Throat and Lung Diseases, has
gulncd an enviable reputation from the At
luntic to the Pacific coast, nnd from thence to
some of tho first families of Kurope, not thro'
the press alone, but by pcrspns throughout the
states netunlly benefitted and cured at his
olUce. While he publishes less, so savour re
porters, ho is unable to supply tho demand. It
gains and holds its reputation -
First. Not by stopping cough, but by loos
ening and assisting nature to throw or) tho
pphealthy matter collei ted about the throat
aud bronchial tubes, which cauttt irritation.
Second. ' It removes the uuse of irritation
(which produces cough) of the mucous mem
brane nnd bronchial tubes, assists the lungs
to act and tin ow off the unhealthy secretions,
and purities the blood.
Third. It Is free fi om squills, lobelia, Ipecac
and opium, of which most throat nnd lung
remedies are composed, which allay cough
only, and disorganize the stomach. It has a
soothing efl'ect on tho stomach, acts on the
liver aud kidneys, and lymphatic and nervous
ri-gioim, uiiin reaming 10 every part ol the
system, and In its Invigorating anil purifying
effects it has gained a reputation which it
must hold above all others in the markat.
TJI3 PINE TREE TAR CORDIAL,
WORM SUGAR DROPS,
Being under my Immediate direction, they
shall not Isso their curative qualities by the
use of cheap and impure articles.
HENRY R. WISHART, Prop'r.
FREE OF CH ARGE !
Dr. L. Q. C. Wlshart's Offlce Parlors aro
open on Mondnvs, Tuesdays nnd Wednesdays
from 0 a. H. to B P. M., for consultation bv Dr.
Win. T. Mngoe. With him are associated two
insulting nlivslctnns of ccknowledired abll.
Itv, This opportunity Is not offered by any
other institution in the city,
All letter must be addressed to '
L. Q. 0. WISHART, M. D.,
Io. 333 IVorth Second St.
AS HOLIDAY PRESENTS,
Sent, Post-paid, on receipt of the marked price.
Wo can recommend the following Vocal Col
lection of choice l'inno Hongs: ''Shining Lights,"
(sacred song;) "Golden Leaves," Vols, I. and
II. ( "Hearth and Homo," "Fireside Echoes,"
"Sweet Sounds," and "Priceless Gems." Price,
11.75 cm h in boards; 1 in cloth; 12.50 in cloth
Also tho following Instrumental Collections:
"Fairy Fingers." "Magio Circle," "Young
Pianist," and "Pearl Di ops," four essy col
lections. "Musical Recreations," "Pleasant
Memories," "(Jolden Chimes," and " Brilliant
Gems," for moro advanced players. ' Prlco of
each book, $1.75 In boards; 2 In oloth ; (9.60 In
doth and gilt
Strauss' Waltzes, (ask for Peters' Edition.) In
S vols., ft each in boards; (5 In cloth. Movello'i
Cheap Edition of Piano-Forte Classics, consist
ing or Mendelssohn's complete wot Its In 4 vols.,
8vo, price (11)0 each: Folio Edition, IA each;
Beethoven's Sonatas. 4; Beethoven's Pieces, 3;
Chopin's Waltzes, Polnnaitt's, Nocturnes, Ma
zurkas, Ballads, and Piobides, price $S each;
Schubei t's Ten Sonatas, fs; Schubort't Piano
Plores. li; Mozart's Sonatas, Weher'l Coin
plots Pluuo Pieces, $4; Schunian's 43 PIwoh, 3,
In ordui ing these, lie sure to ask for Novcllo's
Edition. Thcv are nil hnndsomeeilltloni. Nov
cllo's Cheap Vocal Collections t Mother Goose,
W and $3: Randegger's Sacred Songs, (2.B0;
Mendolssonn'i 7fl Hongs, beautifully bound, $7.50;
Hi hinnan's Vocal Album, $11: Moore's Irish Mel
odies, Folio Kdltlon, by Itall'o, $8; German
Volkslleder Album, !!. etc.. ' '
Stalner's Christmas Carols, new and old, lllus
tialcd. Price, $4. Tho same without: Illustra
tions, In S vols., II each; complete, $1.60.
I'r.TXR'8 Mi'hioai. Monthly, price 90 cents
eaih, every iiiimbcrcontalnliigat Ieast4 dollars
wmthof muslo. Bound volumes for I860, 1870,
1871, and 1878,f6 each. Address,
6V9 BrwwJwtry, jTinr Yort,
DEACON SMITH'S BULL;
DEACON SMITH'S BULL; OR
Mike Fink in a Tight Place.
j Mike Fink, a notorious Buck
eye hunter, was contemporary,
with the celebrated Davy Crock
ett, and his equal in all things
appertaining t0 human nrowess.
It was even said the animals in
his neighborhood knew the crack
of his rifle, and would take , to
their secret hiding places on the
nrsfc intimation that Mike was
about. ' Yet, strange, though
truer he ..was .but little known
beyond his, immediate
When we knew him he was
an old man the blast of seventy
winters had silvered o'er his
head and taken the elasticity
from his limbs ; yet in the whole
of his life was Mike never
worsted, except upon one occa
sion, lo use his own lansTiafe.
he never "gin in, used ud. to
o O '
anything that traveled on two
legs or lour, but once.
"That once, we want." said
Bill Slasher, as some dozen of
us sat in the bar-room of the old
tavern in the settlement.
"Gin it to us, now, Mike
you've promised long enough.
and you're old now, and needn't
care, continued Bill.
"Right, right, Bill," said Mike,
"but we'll open with a HcJcer all
round fust, it'll kind o' save my
leeiin s, 1 reckon "
"Thar, that's good. Better
than t'other barrel, if anything!"
"Well, boys," commenced
Mike, "you may talk o' your
scrimmages, tight places and
sich like, and substract 'em alto
gether in one all-mighty big 'un,
ana tney nam t no more to be
compared with the one I war in
than a dead kitten to an old she
bar! I've fout all kinds o'.var
mints, from an Injun down to a
rattlesnake ! and never was more
willin' to quit fust but that once
-r-and twas with a bull
"You see, boys, it was an aw
ful hot day in August, and I war
nigh runnln' off into pure He,
whei I war th.inkh' that a dip
in the creek mout save me.
Well, thar was a mighty nice
place in old Deacon Smith's
medder for that parti'lar bizzi-
nesa, po 1 wept down amongst
the bushes to unharness. I iist
hauled the old red shirt over my
head, and war thinkin' how
scrumptious a feller of my size
would feel a wallerin' round in
that ar water, and was jest 'bout
gom in wnen itseed the old
Deacon's iull a makin' a B-line
to whar I stood.
"I know'd the old cuss, for
he'd skar'd more people thftp all
the parsons p' the 'settlement,'
and cum mighty near kill'n a
few. Things J, Mike you're in
rather a tight place-r-get your
fix'ns on, or he'll be a drivin
them big horns o' his in ver
bowels alore that time ! Well.
you'll hev to try the old varmint;
naked, I reck'n.
"The bull war on one side o
the creek and T'oii t'other, and
the way he made the sile fly for
awhile, as 11 lie ,war a diggm
my grave, war distressing .
"Come on, ye bellenn old
heathen', said I, and don't be a
standin' thar: for. as the old
Deacon said o' the devil, 'yer
not comely to look on.
"This kind o' reach'd his un
derstanding and made him more
wishious ; for he hoofed a little
like, and made a drive. And as
I don't like to stand in any
body's way, I gin him plenty
sea-room ! So ho kind o' passed
bv me and come out on t'other
side ; and, as the captain o' the
Mud-bwamp Hangers would say,
"Though I war ready for 'im
;his time, he come mighty nigh
runnin' foul o' me ! So I made up
my mind the next time he went
out he wouldn't bo alone. So
when he passed I grappled his
tail and he pull'd me out on the
sile, and as soon as we war both
a top o' the bank old brindle
stopp'd and war about commin'
round agin when I begin pull'n'
v "Well, I reck'n this kind o'
riled him, for he fhst stood, stock
still and looked at me for a
spell, and then commenced paw
in' and bellerin', and the way he
made his hind gearin' play in
the air, war beautiful. ;
"But it warn't no use, he
couldn't tech me, so he kind o'
stopped to git wind for suthin
devilish, as I jedged by the way
he stared! By this time I hac
made up my mind to stick to hif
fail as long as h stuck to hb
backbone ! I didn't like to hoi
lar for help, nuther, kase it war
agin my principles, and the deacon-lad
-pvsic$i'in;attiis. - honsc
aod it'warn&f c' nailer.
"I know'd if he hern the
noise, the hull congregation
would come down ; and as I
warn't a married man and had a
kind o' hankerin arter a gal thai
war thar, I didn't feel as if I
would like' to be seed in that ar
So, sez I, you old sarpent, do
yer cussedest!. And so he did;
for he drug me over every briar
and stump in the field, until I
war sweatin' and bleedin' like a
fat bear with a pack o' hounds
at his heels. And my name ain't
Mike Fink, if the old critter's
tail and I didn't blow out some
times at a dead level with the
varment's back !
"So you may kalkelate we
made good time. Bimeby he
slackened a little, and then I
had him for a spell, for I list
drapp'd behind a stump and thar
snubbed the critter! Now, ses I,
you'll pull up this 'ere white
oak, break yer tail, or jest hold
on a bit till 1 blow
"Well, while I war settin'
thar, an idea . struck me that I
had better be a gittin' out o' this
in some way. But how adzactly
was the pint. If I let go and run
he a be ioul o me sure,
"So lookin' at the matter in
all its beanns . I cum to fhp
conclusion that I'd better let
somebody know whar I war ! So
I gin a yell louder than a loco
motive whistle, and it warn't
long afore I seed the Deacon's
two . dogs a oomin' down like as
if they war seem' which could
git thar fust,
"I know d who thev war arter
they'd jine the bull agin me.
I war sartin, for they war orful
wenemous and had a spite agin
"So, ses L old brindle. as
ridin' is as cheap as walkin' on
this 'ere route, if you've no .ob
jections, I'll jist take a deck
passage on that ar back of
your n I bo I wasn't long gittin'
astride o' him, then if you'd been
thar, you'd 'ave sworn tbarwar'nt
notnm' human in thatar mix!
the sile flew so orftillv as tho
critter and I rolled round the
field one dog on one side and
one on 'tother, tryin' to clinch
"I pray'd and cuss'd. and
cuss'd and pray'd, until I couldn't
;eu whicn i did last and neith
er warn't of no use, they war so
oriuny mixed up.
Well,' I reckon I rid about
an hour this way, when old brin
dle thought it war time to take
in a supply o' wind and cool off
little ! So when we got round
to a tree that stood thar. Iia
nat'rally halted. '
"JNow, says I, old boy, you'll
ose one passenger sartain. So I
jest clum upon a branch, kalke-
latin to roost thar till I starved.
afore I'd be rid round in that ar
way any longer.
S'l war makin tracks for the
;op o' the . tree, when I heard
suthin' a makin' an orful buzzin'
over my head. I kinder looked
up, and if thar . warn't well.
ther's no use a swearin' now, but
it was the biggest hornet's nest
"You'll (gin in' now, I reckon,
Mike, case thar's no help for
you! But an idea struck me,
then, that I'd stand a heap bet
ter chance a ridin' the bull than
whar I war. Says I, 'old feller,
if you'll hold on, I'll ride to the
next station, anyhow, let that bo
whar it will 1
"So I jist drapped aboard him
agin, and looked aloft -to see
what I had gain'd in changin
quarters;' and, gentlemen, Pin a
liar it thar warn t nigh a half a
bushel of stingin' varmints ready
to pitch into me when the word
'go was gin. ;
"Well, I reckon they, got it,
for , 'all hands' started for our
wmpany! t Some on 'em hit the
Jogs about a quart stuck me,
and the rest -charged on 'brindle
' . "This time, the " dogs ;led off
fust, 'dead bent' for the old dea
con's, and , as soon as I and old
brindle could get underway,, we
followed 1 " And as I war only a
deck passenger and, had nothin'
W owitk.. fiteerinl jha.' crafiVl
wore if we had :v v'o shouldn't
have run that channel anyhow 1
"But, as I said afore, the dogs
took the lead brindle and I
next, and the hornets dre'klv
arter. The dogs yellin brindle
bellerin', and the hornets buzzin'
andstingm'1 1 didn't sav nothin'.
for it warn't no use.
"Well, we'd got about two
hundred yards from the honse.
and the deacon hern us and cum
out. I seed him hold ud hia
hands and turn white! I reck
oned he was prayin', for he
didn't expect to be called for so
soon, add it wan't long, nither,
afore the hull congregation, men-
women and children, cum out,
and then all hands went to vel
"None ot 'em had the fust no
tion that brindle and I belonged
to this world. I iist turned mv
head and passed the hull conjrre-
gation ! I seed the run would be
up soon, lor brindle couldn't turn
an inch from a fence that stood
"Well, we reached that fence.
and I went ashore, aver friA nl1
critter's head, landing on 'tother
side, and lay thar 6tunned. It
warn't long afore some of 'em as
war. not so scared, come round to
see what I war! . For all hands
kalkelated that the bull and I
belonged together ! But when
brindle walked off by himself,
they seed how it war, and one of
'em said, 'Mike Fink has got the
wust of the scrt'mmaae once in Ma
"Gentlemen, from that day I
drapped the courtin' bizziness.
and never spoke to a gal since !
And when my hunt is un on this
yearth, thar won't be any more
n i . . .
r ink s I ana it is all ow n' f.
Deacon Smith's Brindle Bvlll
Features of Fashion.
Monkey skin furs are to be.
Gothic iewelrv ia cmite tbo
v , 1
Ladies muffs will be meagre
.Neutre color is a late fashion
New York belles are weariiifr
Ladies' mantles consist mainlv'
Spotted short veils have glim
mered out of vogue.
Crinoline is being wholly
dropped on the promenade.
Eccentricity in dress is the
rage at present in Paris.
Nothing is so dignified for an
elderly lady as black velvet
Dull filigree work makes a
beautiful setting for diamonds.
The donariere glove, for half
toilette, is the latest in that lone.
Ruffles give softness and
whiteness to thtf hand. Cuffs do
Ladies carry -alligator skin
traveling bags valued at $50
The nobby bracelet no longer
clasps; it twines around your
Feather trimmings will
worn for dresses as well
A new Btyle of bracelet fast
ens with a button, like' a shirt
Bohemian garnets, set in sil
ver, are getting fashionable for
Love is ownership.'1 We
own whom we loves. Tho uni
verse is Gtfi'e boc9u0D.fyIcta.
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