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NO NOIM'II, NO SOUTII,;iIMDEIt THE CONSTITUTIONBUT A SACRED MAINTENANCE OF THAT INSTItlllTI 1 1 AN Til E UNION.
M'ARTHUH. VINTON COUNIY, OHIO. JULY 13, 1865.
Uj gt iftur Jfuiocat;
rLianRn vkrv tucrsu iy m
E. A. B It ATT 0 N,
0 F FICE:
In Itratton's nuiluinu, East of Court
House, Un Stnita.
The Diuikat will bo sr-nt on year fur Two
fioUar; Si Months, for One IJollar; Th'oe
Wutlia, fo: Fifty Cents.
pjp-AI! papors will bo discontinued at the
aipiretion of the time paid fr.
Oiid Sun nr. one insertion,
Xuoh additional Insertion,
Card one your, ,
... Notice of appolutn.en-.aot iinit
we, Guardian and Executors
Attachment notices before t'. P.
VMitnrtiil nntloaa OOrlitie.
Yearly advertismenta will tie otiargea aou,
per column por unniiiii.
And in proportionate rs'os for less than a
vuluinn, and for lcra time.
-jf Ton line mmion ch irifod an one aquarn,
arid all Advorll-Minenta an i Legal NotioH must
be paid in adv ice.
t'-if Tim aiiovot rmamust be complied with
All paymeD a inunt he made to the Pro-
julur, an we hu re no ujonta.
The Dcmoer'a JoMllice.j
We are prepared to Creole w.th nnatnoaa,'
.lii.ptoh an I at. prico t1 at defy coinputiliun,
all kind of Joli Work, audi as
BLANKS of all KINDS,
iihea atrial and beoonvincod thet wioBn
n.l will do urinli is 1 beeper for Cash, tin n an
ithoreKtal il iliincnt in thisaoction ofco mtry
R. A.Ci.ssTAa'.it. D. B.Sinvir.
UNSTABLE, k SIIIV.B,
AIIoi'imvm a I Law,
Claim Atf-inta, Kmi l-Maw Aguntd and Con
fticArli)ir, Yin ton C. 0.
Ollini! mi M tin Slrnft. lvoilnri 'llsl
of. K. I) Ilixlii'sMitiv.
tir n . . . . . i i ...... It 1 i I 'tn
v i n l'-1. 1 l l ir i ii ' i jr in . " -
ti t'nir lurt. i'l '.'n ('uutic of mo '
nt, I'iku ii ml S,o'n.
January 11 1 h t -' 1 -tf,
i;. a. imAiTOX,
Hoiti llinyi'd hy thu U. S., for tho pnrpoa
I will utunul io the proiMitiim unit colliuMinn
of vnrv iiH.!riii(ion of chiitiM frit i net th
l'iiito.1 States, mid Btut.i of Dili", Inclinling the
Moriran rnid cliiiina.
lliiuiitico iuhI rri'iirnuri of Tay
f'KNSIONN f.ir wonndad and disabled sl-,i-rt
and ao iin lil and for t.h hidrs of unliliura
mid n'iK'ii who li ivo diul au I l!n ki'.lud in
the unrvlcfl. I would ny to my friend, that
hewill attend, promptly 'o the. r business end
in i.ljrme t-tnu.
,t fin l Kit.
TWO tloilfS Ellit Of
Having inst ret ovi red from r spvere at
dick of the "Oil Fevfr,' which caused a
tfiniorary absencp from his oflice, tnkfB
pltvisure in announcing to (lie public, that
lii i again at post,' where he may bp
fiuiiiiltit all tiinoa rnadf to jive prompt hI
'ention tit the varionar hriinchen of his pro
ficsiiiii in thin, a adj. lining CoMiiliea.
Jan. 5th. 1SH5. 3 -mo.' '
Mr. Joum lias mr htsed i he Old Tly
iKonlli llmiBC. nnd t-liangfd its name a
ahove. The Ilone liasbrten rcrr.oleled and
is noir opn fur I he recepiion of the public.
It is nn the wharf, a Ileal thy location, and
no piins will be spared to make the slay if
visitors at til's Iiousp, all they can wUh.
('hargi low as (lie times will uflbrd. .
June 29i!; 1865 Gino.
A.IS A.MlMib'K iU Ii
Will alteud promptly and carefully to
the mactice of their profession in all its
(&- SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO
an. 6tb. 1865. t. .
RRYT, 0 ; . ADiAYO.
Attorneys at law,
McAUTUUR,VlNTON- Co. 0.
WIt.I.ttnd to all. leiral bncinOM intruated
to thoir. care in ViJton, Athene, Jackson, Koas,
iiiwhinff and adloinlnff counties."
Parlioulor attention given to me coiioouon
rf soldiers olalma for Paionn, Bounties, ar
rrara ( f pay to., agninst the United States or
Obio, including Morjran raid claim".
. April 12th 185r-ly - -
For Blank Deeds. Call at
GOOD NEWS AT LAST !
Th nTr-fIHng SR. DAPriAEL U the bst.
ncceeai wuao an otuert nart tailed.
AU WHO ARB IN TROUBLE,
All who bare tiwn unfortunate, all wImm fuod horn
hTt bnn dluppolntcd, erimhed, aud liliuted, all who
liave Iwao aeducod 1'jr blm prnmlm and dixil, all who
b bMo docaiTd and tridwl Willi, all go to him fof
adrioe and to get aatisfaction.
k II ntlH jour murortnoca paM airay, Ii malcN the
laudw and enry of jour eneniiva full harailwa, aud h
aaatalm jonr character and niipoi lalillll In iptla of nil
raporti aud romon. All who nri' iu doubt of l)i aflco
tloniof IboM Ibeylora consult liiui to rolioTa and aatitty
thahr miudi, and lo Hud out if thoir bright and warm
Loom will tw roalhed.
IN .LOVE A FT AIRS KB NBVTR"
II hw the lrt of wlnniug t!i affections of t It a
eppoait ki, lie gitliiea iho ln:s to a wwlthy and
babpy raarriaga, ami nuki'i tho m.irrtal hitppv. Ills
aid aud adir hut hwn In inntiiuvrahlv lo-
II400M, and th resnlt hits alaaya hi tin
A SPEEDY & IIArPY MARRIAQS.
To mtli things more sure, he will show yon th- !!ke
TOUR rUTXJRE HUSBArJD OR tpirr
He will liill yon thoir clrcnmit.incos and thoir fnlir.
prospw-Ui and what is better than all, he ran toll Jul
their Ihotigltta ami what their "ronl" lutni.Ui.j.s ure
Wl.af Is hotter still, be cau toll you If I hey will auke yoi
Iir. ftsphael Is, tlierefore, a snre dependence.
Toall in liimiiicHS his advlro is inVHltiahlu. Ue can fur.
toll, with the greati'Ht certnlnty, tlio ri-sntt of all core
tnerclal and htisinces tmusiictiiiiia and speculations. Iir.
Kaphael tnterprets dreams for lottory numbers nilh iib
glten wlthont any extra charge.
MORE GOOD NEWS ! ! !
Pr. RAPHAEL will cast yonr ilorowopa or write
four nativity. rery man, Ihrotiith the length and
Lreadlh of tlie land, who has had luck, and who can
ot get on la tho world, ahonld be In poMwaslon of bis
tlurowopo, and got Dr. itaphaera
Written Opinion of hit future Proa
. pecti in Life.
Tt will gnlde lilm to weatlh, eminence, and honor.
Thousands of good men, who wore niilurtunate and un.
anccesaftil In tlieir4'nsinesS"Uien who worked hard, and
who atrtitrglrd against adversity and mtsfortun th
greater part of their Htm, and who found the Dior they
tried to get forward In the world tho mora things went
against thorn: These men got Dr. Kaphael' wrlttea
opinion upon their future pritcts in life. All those
Who wisely followed Dr. itaphaol'i advice are now
RICH, HAPPY, AND SUCCESSFUL
In alt their undertakings ; while those who were blinded
by prejudice and Ignorance, neglected his advice are still
laboring against adrerslty aud poverty.
. WEALTH, EMINENCE, AND GOOD
ere within the roach of all. If yon wtsb to be rlcb ao4
happy yon will consult hint also.
GOOD NEWS for tho AFFLICTED.
lie has the gift, and can toll the afflicted the canseol
ttiftr disease and stitlering. lie can also toll whether
Ihey can be cured or not, thru savlug the afflicted both
trouble and expense.
Consultations dally, Sunday excepted. Office bouN
from 10 A. M. to . P. Jl.
All Interview are striotly private and confidential.
Therefore we say, go one I go all I aud consult
. DR. RAPHAEL,
. The Aatrolo yer of the 19th Century,
NO. 221 EAST MADISON STREET,
fr7 Personal interviews granted to Gentlemen only.
All business with
lo be don by letter.
mw Person at a distance nay cemmnriieate MjrrV
Mntiallt by letter, tf they Incloe O.NS DOLLAR, for
Coneultetlon Fee, In oh letter. All letter, comma
ications, snd Interviews, an strictly private and eon
ndentlal. No answer will be glvon to fetters unices one
dollar is inclosed aa a Consultation Fee.
Address all letter aa follows I '
SOZ NO. 6273, POST-OFFICE,
.... i - .. j: Let it be clearly an
deratood that the price named as a consultation foe pay
for a consultation ou ly. It does not pay for the Doctor s
written opinion of your futnre proapocta In life. It does
lot pay for winning the affection of the opposite sei,
nor for the consummation of a harpy marriage, nor for
4r.in niii.ip hii.itteas named in the above advertise
incut. The Doctor has a fixed price for doing each sepa.
rate business. In your consultation with the Doctor, yon
learn how yon can realize the fond hope nearest your
heart ; yon are told how you cau get all yon want, and
how your business ought to be done so that it can not
fail. He will furotoll what Is your DESTINY, lu nort,
be will toll what I) before you, etc.
Caution to tho Public. '
Dr. W. Raphael, the Astrologer, lis no eonnaetleo
with PR0FKS3OK or Dr. W. M . Raphael, or with any
other gentleman of the same name.
sTCut this advertisement out. When yon core,
bring It with yon and show It to the girl who open rbe
door To prevent mistakes, ask to
SEE THE DOCTOR HIMSELF.
LET THE AFFLICTED READ !
And learn that a perfect and radical cure Ii warranted
and guaranteed to all who are afflicted with weakness,
debility, nervous complaints, ni-loncholy thoughts, de
pression of spirits, dintreas and anguish of mind, loe
ef aleep, loss of memory, loss of energy and muscular
power, puoy growth, wasting av y, and a wnnt of con
fldenc In themselves, fainting fits, convulsive trem
blings, Impotence and discuT "f life.
, HEAR WHAT TUB MKPICAI. PRESS BATS.
Bom physicians require to lie toTd the nature of yonr
dlseaee-tho ENOLIHH BOTA.NIO PUYS1CIAN dots
not. lata perfect knowledge of tho human system enable
blm to describe the disease without any Information
froai the patient, to explain its original cause, and to
guarantee lis cure. And, what is more valuable still, he
wilt honestly and frankly tell whether you can be cured
or not. All hia commnnlcation and intorvlew are
trletly private ard con Aden tial.jredioai Journal.
The Botanto Remedies of Dr. Raphael, the English
Botanic Physician, never failed yet to make a perfeot,
radical, ud parmiinent sure of AM. PRIVATK, 8R
CKK1, AND VKNERKAL DISEASKS, without theue
of Mercury, without bloderance from bualness, and
without fear of discovery or expeamre. No deadly pol
sons, such aa arsenic, mix vomica, opium, or aoy other
Poison. No merenry norany deadly mineral nothing
nt purely Vegetable Botanical Bemedie are used by
this wonderful Botanic Physician. His Botanic Beme
die never yet failed to cure the most obstinate and the
moat dangerous cases, and to remove all mercury and
other Imparities from the system when all other Bern
dice had failed. AfedieaJ Journal.
GOOD NEWS FOR 8IN0LE HEN COSTEMPLAT
INQ MARRIAGE. Hear.what the Baltimore corres
pondent of the Oddfellow, Boonsboro, Maryland, sail
on Thnrsday, the 31m of May, 1860 : ,
" Numerous cure of disease caused By early Indiscre
tion having been performed by the English Botanic Phy.
sicuui. I feel It at? duty, bavins: a knowledge of them.
to stat th fact, believing that in doing so I may do a
service to th suffering. On cam In particular that
r a yonng man in this city M worthy or note. He naa
become the victim of a habit, the mere allusion to whlcb
cause a shndder, and after yean of suffering and doctor,
log gave np all hope of recovery, lie wished to marry,
and wa dearly beloved by as sweot a girl as evor lisped
words of affection, but lie was fearful, nervous, aud pro
trated. He dared not wed on account of the (battered
state of his system. Hesonght relief at the hands of the
eotanio rnysioian, ana, asionisning aa it may seem, aia
th bloom and vigor of youth ha returned, and be ,
now th haonv father of a our of brliht boy."
Any who are uiferlng, no matter what their eora
plaint, can oall on the Botanic Physician confidentially.
TUty aaay reiy upon reuer. me nrore ia as
Ke, 221 EAST MADISON STREET, CHICAGO,
tBI auks Justices
State nf Ohio, inton County:
John A.Brown, Plaintiff. ) In Court of
K. A . Bratton, et al. Defend'. J I'leat.
PURSUANT lo the command of an Ordor of
eiilo in the above cause to me directed from
the Court of Common I'loaa, of the aforceaid
oonnty of Vinton, 1 will otfor at publics aalo at
the door of the Con
n .'louse, in the town cf
oai , enntny of Vint-u on
Mc Arthur, ir. the afore
Saturday the 6th day nf Auguit. 1865
at the hour of one o'clook, 1'. St., or m dav
the followiiiii propurty, to-wit: Iti-lot Nnml.nr
sixtv two(S2),in the town of MoArihur, Vin
ton County, Ohio.
taken aa tuo properly of l K. BraHi.n.to
ait'.i.sly t.n oi..rtil'.ikrtiM,;J Court, in favor cf
John A. Hr.iwn.
Appruiaui nl Twenty-nikrht hiimlrod d.il-
lnr, nn.i imi-it iirin? tw
lli'.rds 01 thiit :
i.ii.'jyn an it Ki:e?v.
. A f.r I'll;!-.
J ine It. . ;i v
f. J SIOrKKY,
ROAD TAX NOTICE
1 ' ITKT i, 1. ;., , iv. :
1 1. t:
' I II i I
Juno 2'.mi, is'l.i a-v.
Altivandor Viiii'l.irfiinl, G, anliun f John
V. and Nanoy Ann Gruvrs, miner and 1k1
hclra (if William (intvea lite ol Vinton county,
deceuaod, has tiled his aottouuta for Inspection
und aettlemont, nnd thut tho name will be rais
ed upon on the 17th day of June lbtiD,
May 1 3 th 19S3 Sw Trubate Jude.
S'.ate of Ohio, Vinton bounty,
J. Mnrtindill. I'ltff. 1 In Oonrt nf
aiiinat tComtn' hl'lf i
Bon. Dill, & John Dill Dcflaj On Kxoi ii'inn.
By virtnu of an Kxccution tonu din-i-ii-! I'min
the Court ot Coinmoii l'lous of V iii'.' it ilmiii
tv, Ohio, I will ollor for snltt Ht the ituldit of
Jolin Dill, A tho Foutidory of ;. jutmn 1'in,
in llamdon Clinton Tp., Vinton t'uuuty ('hm.
Satitrdt$ June tho 10 1 $'.',
hotween the hours of ten nVlock, A. M. an!
fmiro'olock, K M., of auiil day, ho iulltiin
property, to-wit : Una Portahle aaw mill and
.i(fiits. also olovcn plowa.ono two horco wagon
o .eaprinK waon Hnd ono lirown ho'ae
Tuktiii us tho property nf llon.jitiiiin fttlJ
John Dii: lo auliufy a jndgmont in favor of
Tkums (if ."'.tr.g. easb In hniid
OllNSTAABI E it eilllVKL, J . J. SHOt K F.Y,
'vh. lor rilll Shff. V. Co. 0.
Alay 25 th lvt5 ,r,w
State of Ohio, Vinton County.
Hunewell Vetherolf otnl I'ltiral In c'.uirtcf
auuinat f Coin.l'lonH on aI
Susannuii Fethcrolfotal Doftaj ius order of sale
Kef ice ia hereby g-iven tint I will ortor for aalo,
ai publiu nutttii'ii. ut tho door of the Court
Home, In the towu of Mo Arthur, Vinton County
the. lidibvjofJu'y 1SC5,
:t one o'clock V. M. of paid duy, tho following
real ostute to wit. Tho south ouxt qimr or of tho
'outh wrat quarter of sootion number Hve.
rnwnxhip tuimhor ten, of ruupe niimhereiphteen
.tlso tho west half of the north weit quarti r,
and tho north half of tho south west quarter of
Koetion number Bight, township number (un, of
rantro number eighteen, tho wiitl fhroo tracts
etmtaininif two hmnlred acroa, n oro or lea. by
virtue of an alius ordor of the Court of Com.
Pleas in and for said County, mndo in acoruin
I'Otition for partition, whorein. Konowell Koth
Tolf, Albert Stump nnd Susannah Stump hia
wife, nnd othors, ure plaintiffs, nnd Susannah
Kcthorolf. and othors, uro defendants, issnod hy
oho said Court nf Common Picas of tho said
County of Vinton, aud s?ato of Ohio, nnd to
metliroetcd as sheriff of said county.
Tho first of fl eahovo deaciibed trncta of hind
is apprised nt two hundred dollars, the second
t one biind-M and sixty dollurs, and third at
Waiour a J)ana Attys. J. J." STIOCKUT,
for i'luintll. Sheriff, V..o..O.
Juno 1 JthlSOO. 5w
IfOnEItT WELCH S ESTATE.
Vr()TCE is hareb irivrti that, the Hirnrriho,
I 1 lia been llppniHk-il ttrn! ouiiltficl lis ft.'n.iil;-
istrntnr on tho esintool
niton Hunt l- d'jcpR-o.i
l.Vntrt Welsh, lii'tt t.f
T VI FOREMAN.
iiiiiiii'.r iitir of ihf -!:at
cf William II. Long, '( Vjntiui CU no
'y Ohio, (tft:c.tfp has (if) h'- Hccoun! un !
vo'i' li'-rs f t iiiSiHct!on nn.l fin.tl f rr ?.'. rs if: 1 1
in'! that the srirne wil! :, ,n;.-:i'i! np.fi :
thsB'h tl.iy of Jul.- 36".
?.!.!.! :-:o c:;c.
' ii'i- 15. U-n.r..-3- i'ttd; i'- ji!,;.t .
' ii.KN. f'i'M Tv
OSUBSCKIBKK ,0N tl.eiii.-.'. J.,, r.f .!,..
last, a sorrel Mnre, fivr years nlti,nn l abnul
fifteen hands high with a rear on the front
part of the thigh of the near hind leg. The
above reward vill be paid to any person re
turning said mate to me.
Zaleski.June 8. 1855 2 w
rllE tax payers of Vinton County, are hereby
notified that the Tax Duplicate for tho l i
mlf yea's taxes of the year 1864, have .eon
placed in my hands for collection. Upon all
lazes not paid on or before June 20 to )'.,.'. Uio
law imposes a penalty of five percent. I will
he in attendance at the Treasurers otli.-e in Me
Arthur untill that date, to receive 'he sumo.
Treasurer V.Co. ,0.
Uay Ilth 1395-6.
T. 1. BKOWN
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IK
GROCERIES? AND LIQUOR?.
No.? Pig Iron Corner,
l rortsiuoutb, OLio: " '
THE SLEEPING WIFE.
My wife! how calmly Bleepest thou!
A petfect peace is on llif brow;
Thine eyea beneath their fringed lid,
Like stars hehind a cloud, are hid;
Thy voice is mute, and not a sound
Disturbs the tranquil air around;
,. mHrk Mch .
ThatG'iB has drawn upon thy face.
My viiV thy breath is low and soft;
Ta e :! cl; sound I listen oft:
Tfl-f :ip; leaf of Persian rOSO
TT u a j
"A. : I'P- might find repose
'ea l'ir tl.imHa lUa f umbu'.I
I'm..'- ,, .hu, s piCOO U
'inMi; ? hand linon thv breaaf.
- i V
'Mr 'nt environs death
" v f. s'eeping, of thy hrrath.
" -y v 'a! thy fnce now set-ras
: of thy dreams:
. :.- spirit plays
h r-r.-s i i , rlicr days;
!' ' ',e, now dwell on him
ii fJ .
s'; or in the dim
"trtve to pry,
. i. earnest eya.
Slfi'p on! sirt't o i! my dreaming wife!
lh' u livrst nmv anotlier life.
With beings BUM of fancy's birth,
I will not call thee hack to earth:
Sieep on, until the cat of morn
Above the eastern hills is borne,
Then thou wilt wake ngiin, and bless
If, :'t with living lovlinosg.
THE DIAMOND RING.
fw was tho titht before CLristmng.
Mr Almayno did not obaervo the
littlo bloo nosed boy who crouched
by tho brilliantly illnminated pla'e
gli8 window bb ho sprang out of his
car'iHge and went into tho thronged
ehiSp. How should he? But little
Boh Morrow's e"c eager with the
aiukly sickly eight of extreme poverty,
took in every detail of the rich man'
equipage, and bis purple fingers
ocd irtcli other tight as be look
ed. "Obi" ho thought, "how nice it
ranst bo to be rich to have ensh
ioned carriage?, and big, red fires,
and ininco pies every day. Oh, 1
wioh 1 were rich!"'
And Ben shrunk closer into lne
corner as tho wind fluttered his thin,
worn clothing, and lifted tho curls,
with freezing touch, from his fore
head. Nor did Mr Almayno observe him
when bo roentered his carriage,
drawing on his expensive gloves,
and leaning among his velvet chush
ions, with a'sigh Bcnrcelv" less ear
nest than little Beu'a bad been.
The child's idea of "a big, red fire"
wonld have bo.en quite realized if he
had seen tho scarlet shine that illu
minated Mr i41mayne'i luxurious
drawinproorns that night, glowing
softly on tho guilded tables, alabaster
vBin, and walls of ro3e and gold;
while just. before the genial flame the
pa'e widower sat, thoughtfully whtcb
inir tlie flickering spires ofgreeu arn-Hlij-sMight,
and very lonely in his
"I wonder what made me think of
hoi!!'. i ' -.r tiii-ii?" he murmured, id y
5 foot upon the velvet
. !iat alchemy conjured
I "iir-o under tho walnut
.in .J no i
bridge, where the
Iruc-iiiM swept tho waters
le, wi '.ro little Clara Willis
n,'.i io b--t u:: M-idy her lessons,
vfhiiu I arjiir.'l vi.inly for the fish
that never would bite. ITow lovoly
she was, that golden haired girl,
with bcr blue veined forehead and
flarlf, down cast eyes! I was very
much in love with Clara in those
boyand-girl days. 1 should like to
know on what shore tho waves of
hrro have cast her barque. It is not
' iit'i: h person cio has known in lang
svu vaniflies so entiro.y and utterly
from one's horizon. Poor Claral
what glittt-'ring air palaces we build
in the future how solmcnly we
plighted our childish troth! And
when I came back with the fortune
on whose golden colouades our fairy
castle of happiness up-reared its pin
nacles, she was gone And Alary
was a good wife to me, a true one;
but she was not tiara Will's."
As the thought passed over hiB
brain, he instiuctivcly glanced down
at the finger upon which bo wore bis
ring was goue.
'Lost it can't be loet," be mur
mured to himself, trying to think
when and others be had laet observ
ed it. ''Can it have dropped from
my finger without my knowledge?
1 roust notify tlie police at once and
have it advertisod. I'oor Mart's
ring: 1 would not lose it for twice its
value, and that would be no mean
It was a narrow and mnrky little
street, with here and there a dim
lamp flaring fooblv through the white
obscurity of the driven snow; but
little Bon Morrow knew every ono of
his covered flag stouos by heart, and
ran whistling down the alleyway of a
tall, weather stained bnildirjg, un
daunted by wind or tempeBt.
"See, sis, what a jolly glove I have
lound," be ejaculated, driving sud
denly into a narrow doorway, and
oming upon a small room only half
lighted by a fceroseno lamp, beside
which (sat a yonng womsa buily
at work. "Hollo! is the fire out?'
"Wrap this old shawl around you,
Ben," said the woman, looking up
with a smile that partook more of
tears than of mirth, "and you won't
mind the cold so- much. All the
coal is gone, and I can't buy
any more until I am paid for the
caps. Did you soil any "more
"Only two b txes," sighed the boy.
"I was so cold, Clara, that I couldn't
go roujd to the houses."
'Well, nevdr mind, Bon," she said,
cheerfully. ''Sit close to me, dear
we'll keep each other warm.
Obi Bon, I should liked to bave
given yon n nice whole coat for
"Don't cry, sis," said the boy
leaning bis head against bcr knee.
"Didn't you give me a shawl for a
cotntorter, oniy I lost it that windy
day? You're jnst as good and Bweut
as you can bu, Clara, and I love you
just as wollasifyou was my whole
sister, instead of only n halt viie.'
bue smiled through her tears;
"What was it about a clove,
lie sprang sudJonl as it remem
"A gentleman dropped it in the
direct; 1 ran alter the carriage, but
it went too fast for me to catch up,
Isn't it nice, sis?'
"Very nice, Ben.'
She drew the fur glove abstracted
y on her hand, and looked at the
rich dark fur.
"Why, Bun, what's this?'
Her finger had come in con
tact with something in tho littla lin
ger ot tho glove, and she drew it out.
Even by tho dim light of the
amp she paw the ' myriad
sparkling fascitis of a diamond
"The gentleman must bave drawn
it off with bis glove;" she said,
while little Bon stood by in surprise
"Ben, this is very valuable. Wt
ought to turn it ovor to the owner at
"llowcan wo, if we don't know
who be is?" said Ben.
'It will be advertised, dear; every
efiprt will be made to recover so val
uable a piece of jewelry. To trior
row morning you must borrow a
newspaper, and we wilt look over the
Sister,' said Ben, under hia
breath, ''is tt very valuable? Is it
worth a hundred dollars)'
"More than that, Ben. Why!'
' Ob. Clara!' he sobbed, burying
his face in her lap; "a hundred dol
lars would bo o nicel I -rrioU it
was't wrong to keep itl'
Clara did not answer, bhoonly
smoothed her little brother's tangled
curls, and ho never knew how
hard it wus to keep back ber own
Mr Almavne was walking impa
tiently up and down his long, glitter-
n2 suite of rooms in tho UhriBtmas
brightness of the next day's noon,
A-hen his pretty footman presented
him in tho doorway.
"There's a young woman and a little
bov down stairs, sir. about the ad
"Ask then) to walk in Porter.'
Porter glanced dubiously at the
velvet chairs and Wilton carpet.
"They are very shabby and tund
"Ptever mind show them in.
Porter departed, by no means
pleased, and iu a minute or two
betrothal ring of bis dead wife.
threw open the door and announc
ed: "The. young person and the little
"Bo seated,' said Mr Almayne,
courteously. ' Can you give me any
information in regard to tho ring I
Ben Alorrow's sister was wrapped
in a fadod shawl, with a thick, green
veil over her face. She held out the
far glove, and within it a little papor
box, from which blazod the white tiro
of tho lost ring.
"M? brother found it in tl.ia rvh-tr
last night, sir she said in a low
ana uiaia voice.
"The initials. M. A., rorrrifmnriff
with your Advertisement, no wo
brought it at onco to tho etrex-t find
Mr AJmiinyo opened his
"1 bave nromiiind .i li'iprui r
said he taking out a f t y H . '
w ill this bo Biihie'cc:
Clara Willis tlir , -
'Wo are vorv im-. .--ir.V "
Ul .1 .'. .'.-, -
. uui nut on pour jta to laKt? it . -
for doing our dutv. Thank v
the BHine. C'Mne. Bon.'
Henry Almanvne'a eho&lc i
grown very white as he saw the gok
den braids anc clear bine evca nf liu
sweet first love beneath the faded
"Clara!' he exclaimed. Cbim
Willis! Is it possible that yon do not
She turned at his wild nxchimA.
tion, aud gazed fixedly at' him with
'Are you can it ba that you
are Henry Almttype?' she faltered,
only half certain of the correctness of
lie took bcr hand tenderlv and
reverently in his. If she bad been a
dutche88 the action could not have
been more full of courtly respect.
"'-'lara, do not go yet,' he said
pleadinolv. "Let ma nnrrivn! thin
o j -
sUange tnvsterv of onr lives. Oh.
Claral if this Christmas day Ius
brought me the sunshine which nev
er irradiated ray Ht'e I 8ha1L.bIoQa.it
to uiy dying dayl'
The low eun fhmcd redly in tUo
west before Mr Almayne's carriage
the verv nnn wliit-li Rfn an iirnnr.
antlv admired tho ni.?lit before was
summoned to carry Clara and ber
brother, for the last timo, to thoir
fnnalid home. For era the now vear
dawned above the wintry earth Cla
ra was married to tho man who cour
ted ber under the green willows that
overhung the wooden bridge, ten
years ago. It was a very short en
gagement and yet it was a very
And little Ben Morrow, basking in
the reflected Bunsniue of hia sister's
happiness, found out what it was to
THE DIAMOND RING. The Antecedents of General
The New York Tribuno tells us
that the friends of Negro suCVago,
"hoped for an emphatic expression
by tho Republican Stato Convention
of Ohio, have no occasion for dis
couragement in tho record of its ac
tion. The question, wo are assured,
will be canviiBsod in every school
district of tho Statu from t :i ts timo
until election day; the Democracy
having ranged themselves flgnicst
it as Republicans Itavo taken grouui
It assures U3 that "Gen?ral Cc.z
wag original.)- an
old LiberM i'
ia at ton t!.r-.
ad arddnt ativvintct of '.icts;-. ettovf
a fact well kuown to tb.9 t r--
vention, and, it maybe a ' . !
the benefit of one or two Ne.v V
newspapers, that General Co. i . -.
beon for many years and is now .
warm pereonal and political Irit
of Chief Justice Chase. II is wife lb
a daughter of the late President Fin
ney, lormerly of Oberlin College, in
which blacks and whites are admitted
on equal terms."
Ilie Tribune nas inns drawn lue
issue in Ohio so close that all the vo
ters can understand it; General Cox
hnd his party are for negro suffrage.
The Detnocray are opposed to it.
Let the people keep in mind the distinction.
Hon. Win. Wilkins, of Pittsburg,
formerly Secretary ot war under the
Tyler Administration in 1844, died
last week, at Pittsburg, ,aged ejghly
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