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M'ARTIIUn, VINTON COUNTY, OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MA-RUH 2 1873.
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THE STREAM OF DEATH.
There is a stream whose narrow tide,
The knowu and unknown worlds divide,
Where all must go;
Its wavelesn waters, dark and deep,
ll sullen sllenei! downward sweep,
Willi tnoauless How.
snw where, lit that bitter Hood,
A Kiuilinirjiifunt prattling stood,
Whose hour wm come;
I.' a I sunlit of ill, It lii'ired the tide,
Sunk, as to cradled rest, and died,
I.iko Kolnir liome.
r'ollowed with languid eye, anon,
A youth, diseased, and pule, and wan
And thete, alone,
lk'K-ed upon Ihu li aden htiiani,
And I'eurvd to plunge I heiud a sureiim,
And he wasifone.
And then a form In manhood's slreiiRth,
liiinebiistlinKou, till there, at length,
Ho saw life's hound;
Ho (.biank. and raised the hllter prayer
Too Intel bis shriek of wild despair,
The waters drowned.
Neil followed to that surgeless shore.
A being bowed with many a score
Of toilsome years;
Willi tottering tteps he ueared the bank
I!.ii k Uirnetl his iliihnilng eyes and sank,
All! full of tears.
How bitter must thy waters be.
Oh, death! Iiow hunt a thing, Oh me,
rt is to ilitj
I mused when to Hint stream again,
A nut her rhilil of mortal man,
With siuilis drew nlgli.
"'tis the lust pang," lie calmly said;
" For me, O death, thou lial no dread;
S.ivloui ! I come!
.show but Thy f, ice on yonder shore;
I see! ye waters bear me o'er.
There is my sweet home."
THE CONDUCTOR'S DREAM.
BY T. DE. WITT TALMAGE, D. D.
Ho luid Ih'cu on the train nil
day, had met all kinds of peo
ple, received all Borts of treat
ment, nunctimid all kinds of
tickets, shouted "All out !" and
"All aboard!" till throat, and
hand, and head, and foot were
weary. It would be a long
while before we would ct to
another depot, and to he sagged
down in the corner of the car to
sleep, lie was in the most un
comfortable position. The wind
blew in his neck, his arm was
hung over the back of the seat,
he had one foot under him, and
his knee pressing hard against
a brass hinge. In that twisted
and convoluted position, he fell
asleep, and soon began to
It seemed to him, in his sleep,
that the car was full ol disa
greeables. Here was a man
who persisted in having a win
dow up, while the rain and sleet
drove in. There was a man
who occupied the whole seat,
and let the ladies stand. Here
sat a man smoking three poor
cigars at once, and expectorat
ing into the braver hat of the
gentleman in front. Yonder
was a burglar on Ins way to
jail, and opposite a murderer on
his way to the gallows. Jle
thought that pickpockets took
his watch, and rutliaiiH relused
to pay their fare.
. A woman traveling nione,
shot at him a volley of ques
tions; " .Say, Conductor, how long
beforo we will get to the Junc
" Arc. you sure we haw not,
passed it? "
" Do you always stop there?"
"What timo i it? ,f
ladam, do keep quiet 1
"None of your impudence!"
"How far from here to the
Junction ? "
"Do you think that
train will wait?'
Do you think wc will
there in timet"
"Rav. conductor, how manv
"Aro you looking out?"
'"Now, you wont let mo
past, will you T
"Hero I conductor, here!)
Help mo out with my carpet
bag and bandbox and shawl
and umbrella and this bundle
of aausago and headcheese."
Wiit wua wotbe, Ibo tain
getlnonc(;8 ih thcV ftre comim
pin'i? u U1U wwuuw
got going 150 miles an hour,
and pulling the connecting-rope
it broke, and the cars got oil
the track, and leaped on again,
and the stove changed places
with the wood-box, and things
seemed going to terrible split
and unmitigated smash. The
cities flew past. The brakes
were powerless. The whistle
grew into a fiend's shriek. Then
the train began to slow up, and
sheeted ghosts swung lanterns
along the track, and the ears
rolled into a white depot, which
turned out to be a great marble
tomb; and looking back to see
his passengers, they were nil
stark dead,, frozen in upright
horror to the car-backs.
Heaving, by the man's snore,
and seeing, hj painful look, he
was having a painful dream, we
tapped him on the shoulder,
" Conductor! Turn over that
seat, and take my shawl, and
stretch yourself out, and have a
'"Thank you, sir," he said,
and immediately sprawled him
self out in the easiest way pos
sible. He began his slumbers
just as an express train glides
gracefully out of Pittsburgh de
pot : then went at it more earn
estly, lifted all the brakes, put
on all the steam, and in live
minutes was under splendid
He began a second dream,
but it was the opposite from
lie thought he had just step
ped on the platform of his car,
and a lady handed him a bou
quet fresh from the hot-house.
A long line of presidents and
superintendents had come to the
depot to see him oft, and tipped
their hats as he glided out in-
. ti i
ro the open air. ine car was
an improvement on Pnllman's
best. Three golden goblets
stood at the. end, and every
tide he turned the spigot of the
water cask, it foamed soda-water
vanilla, if you turned it
one way, strawberry if you
turned it the other. The spil
oon was solid silver, and had
ne;er been used but once, w hen
a child threw into
it an orange
The car was tilled with lords
and duchesses, who rose and
bowed as he passed through to
collect the fare. They all in
sisted on paying t wice-ns much
as was demanded, telling him to
give half to the company and
keep tho rest for himself.
Stopped a few moments at
Jolly Town, Glccville, and Vel
vet Junction, making connec
tion with the Grand Trunk and
Pan-Handle route lor Paradise.
Put when the train halted,
there was no jolt, and when it
started there- was no jerk. The
track was always (dear, no
freight train in the way, no snow
bank to be shovelled train al
ways on time.
Banks of roses on either
side, bridges with piers of
bronze, and flagmen clad in
cloth-of-gold. The train went
300 miles an hour, but without
any risk, for all the passengers
were insured against accident
in a company that was willing
to nay four times the price of
what any neck was worth. The
steam whistle breath ?d as
sweetly as any church choir
chanting its opening piece, No
body asked the conductor to see
his " time-table," for the only
dread any passenger nau was
that of coming to the end of
As night eamo on, tho self
adjusting couches reread them
selves on either side; patent
bootjacks rolled up and took
your boots off; unseen fingers
touched the damask covers all
about you, and the porter took
your pocket book to keep till
morning, returning it then with
twice what you had in it at
After a while, the train slack-
I ens to 176 miles an hour, and
I tho conductor, in his dream, an-
I More brakes arc dropped,
iand they are .running, but 00
miles an hour; nnd somo one
" How slow we go ! " -
' " Yob," says tho conductor,
" wo are holding up."
Now, they have almost stop
ped, going , only 70 miles an
The long line of depot lamp
aw Hashing along the track.' ..
On the platform of the ' sta
tion are tho lovers who are
waiting for their betrothed, and
parents who have come down to
greet their ' children, returned
with a fortune, and wives, who
have not been able to eat or
drink since their spouse- went
went away three weeks before.
As the cushioned train flas -es
into the depot and stops,
wedding hells peal, and the'
gong of merry banquets sounds,
and white arms are flung about
necks, reckless of mistake, and
innumerable percussions of af
fection echo through the depot,
so crisp and loud that they
wake the , conductor,, who
thought . that the boisterous
MiiTck'w'as on his own cheek,
but finds that he is nothing but
a bachelor railroad man, with a
lantern in his hand, at mid
night, getting out into a snow
bank. Application: (Jet an easy
position when you sleep, if you
have any choice between angels
At midnight, seizing a chair,
I ran into the next room, re
solving to kill, at the first
stroke, the ruffian who was mur
dering a member of my . house
hold.. Put there was no ruftiau.
The sweet girl had, during the
day, been reading of St. Bar
tholomew's massacre, and was
now lying on her back, dream
ing it all over again.
When dreams find one lying
flat on the back, they cry out,
" Here's a flat surface on which
to skate and play ball," and
from scalp to toe Ihey sport
The hardest nag in the world
to ride is the nightmare. Many
think that sleep is lost time.
But the style of your work will
be mightily effected by the style
of your slumber. Sound asleep
is the sister of wide awake.
Adam was the only man who
ever lost a rib by sleeping too
soundly; but when he woke up
lje found that, instead of the
twelve ribs with which he start
ed, he really had nigh two doz
en, liy this I prove that sleep
is uot sublractino, but addition.
This night may that angel
put balm on both your eyelids
live minutes after you touch the
Signs of Death.
The Academy of Sciences of
Paris in 1870 offered a prize of
twenty thousan francs for somed
simple and sure signs of death,
which any non-professional per
son could understand and apply.
The most practical and satis
factory one given (says the
British Medical press and circu-
htr)s mentioned in a late num
ber of V irehow s ArmiP.c It de
pends upon the fact that no
matter how profound tho cyn
cobc or how deathlike the per
son may appear, if the circula
tion cotinues, however feebly
tho person is not dead. All
that is necessary, therefore, is
to tie a string firmly around the
linger of the supposed corpse ;
if the blood circulates in the
least, the whole finger, from
the string to the tip, will swell
and generally .turn a bluish red.
The test is exceedingly simple
There is a man at South
Norwalk who understands the
eternal fUnoua of llanos; and is
not willing to interfere with
the sublime order of the social
universe.- He was a witness in
an assault nnd battery case
lately, and testified that he "saw
the woman clawing at the man's
face and whiskers like a cat,
while tho man had her by the
hair trying to hold her still,
while she was screaming 'mur
der! murder!' at tho ton of her
lungs." "It was an ugly fight,"
said the witness, ''but 1 sup
posed it was a man and his wife
having a bout, so 1 thought I
wouldn't interfere." Ou being
further interrogated, the witness
said: "If I had known they
were not man and wife I would
hava tried to separate them."
, Western Washington Terri
tory has not tho rich soil of
Iowa or Illinois, nor wood
prairies like those localities,
but some prairies are found in
Signs of Death. "OUR MINISTER."
BY H. H.
"Wiiat a pleasant face your
pastpi' has," said one lady to
another, "and how cheery his
voice! His coming is like a
gleani of sunlight." .
"And do you know," return
ed the lady, lilting a pleased
face, toward her friend, "that
we call him Sunshine, because
wherever he goes he seems to
bring sunshine with, him. If
he, visits a sick one of his flock,
you, Can see the look, of suffer
ing pass" away, and the glad
smile , take its place, for las'
coming does good like medi
cine, lie has been a sufferer
himself, and the sick are confi
dent.of his kindly sympathy.
Then he always leaves precious
seed-thoughts, that are sure to
bring rest and peace.
"If any one has suffered loss
or bereavement, or any trouble
that leaves the heart sore, a
visit from our minister is sure
to bring healing."
"But how is it that he is al
ways so cheerful?" was asked.
"Ail'christians are not so; has
he been mercifully kept free
from the losses and the crosses
in which all seem to share?"
"Oh, no," said the lady and
her voice grew soft with pity ;
"he has had heavy trials to
bear, but he counts these trials
as mercies. It is because he
himself has suffered that those
in sorrow are sure of his real
sympathy. They feel that he
knows how bitter is their grief,
and when he speaks of comfort ,
1 1 I'll t
they listen. They know that
out of his great sorrow his own
heart has been lifted, and they
are willing to be led by him, to
the source of true comfort."
Into every heart where Jesus
comes a welcome guest, there is
rest, there is peace. It is writ
ten, "Thou wilt keep, him in
perfect peace' whose mind is
stayed on thee; because he trust
eth in thee." And of Jesus, it
is said, "For we have not a
High Priest which can not be
touched with the feelings of our
infirmities; but was in all points
tempted like as wc are;" and
again, "For in that he himself
hath Buttered being tempted; he
is able to succor them that are
tempted." To be able to say,
"My Lord and my God," in a
dearer privilege than to count
as ours, the choicest, earthly
Where the Nickel comes from.
Do you know where the nick
el, from which our smaller coins
art1 made, comes from ? .From
one single mine, which is the
only one now in the country
now being worked. This mine
is situated iu Lancster Co., Pa.
It has been worked for seven
teen years, and developed to a
depth of two rhundred feet.
The length of this lode is be
tween two and three thousand
feet, and it produces from four
to six hundred tons per month,
employing in the working of
the mine a force of 175 men.
Nickel is rapidly growing in
to favor as a substitute for silver
in plating steel, iron, and other
metals, its commercial demand
is rapidly increasing; and as it is
cheaper thmi silver, it will
undoubtedly be adoptqd in the
manufacture of many articles as
a substitute for that more pre
cious metal. One mine, the
Minela Motto tract, Missouri,
was worked from 1850 to 1855.
The ore was the sulphuret, asso
ciated with lead and copper.
About 100,000 were te.ilized
from the croppings of tho vein.
Croppings of nickel are also
found in Madison, Iron,' and
Wayne counties, Missouri.
The refined metal is worth
three dollars per pound.
the articles from
America to be exhibited at the
Vienna txibitiou is a log of
black walnut, the largest ever
grown, six feet in diameter and
18 feet long, which was cut in
Missouri, and weighs seven
. In somo portions of the "t .ite
of Kansas more is realized by
the sale of. husks to matress
manufacturers than can bo, got
for the com tho busk covered.
; Tho Kansas Pacific is pay
iug iilty ceuU fox tics.
Where the Nickel comes from. HIS WORD IS AT STAKE.
Grandly did the old Scottish
believer, of whom Dr. Brown
tills us in his "Ilorae Subsecivae,"
respond to the challenge of her
pastor, regarding the ground of
"Janet," said the minister,
"what would you say if, after
all God has done for you, he
would let you drop into hell?"
'hi en s (even as) he likes,
answered Janet. "If he does,
he'll lose mair than I'll do."
At first sight Janet's reply
looks irreverent, if not some
thing worse. As we contemp
late it, however, its sublimity
grows upon us. Like the
Psalinis-t, she could say, "I on
thy word rely," (Ps. 119:114,
metrical version.) If his words
were broken, if his faithfulness
should fail, if that foundation
could be destroyed, truly he
would lose more than his trust
ing child. Cut that could never
be. "For ever, 0 Lord, thy
word is settled in heaven. Thy
faithfulness is unto all genera
lions." Well, then, might Jan
et encourage herself in the Lord
her God, and say, "God hath
spoken in his holiness ; I will
All the promises of God, are
absolutely sure and certain in
Christ Jesus, wl o is freely of
fered to all in the gospel. Em
bracing Christ in the promises,
or the promises in Christ, we
hold the Almighty by an indis
soluble bond. ,The two immu
table things, God's oath confirm
ing God's promise, are pledged
to us ; and if God has thus spok
en, should not believers rejoice?
How confidently men can rely
on the word of each other! And
if sinful men can be thus trust
ed, oh, how much more should
we firmly embrace, and hope
fully expect the fulfillment of
the promises of Gods loving
"He has powi!r. and ran fulfill;
lie l.s truth, nud therefore will."
An interesting paper has re
cently been published by a
southern writer attempting to
account for the increased sever
ity of the Gulf State's winters.
It is pretty conclusively estab
lished that the cold of former
years in the cotton belt and low
er basin of the Mississippi was
less rigorous than now, and
the fact seems to clash with
the known mitigation of cliirfate
noted in Europe, Asia and ma
ny other parts of the world, as
apparently due to the felling of
the forests and clearing the
soil. The writer in question
accounts for the climate change
by the felling of the Southern
forests, affording a more unre
stricted scope for the north-west
winds, ehilled'by snow on the
Rocky Mountains. He also
very strikingly contrasts the
effect of the winds which
reach Southern Europe from
the arid ai;d sun-scorched wasts
of Africa and the Great Desert
and those which blow from the
Gulf of Mexico over the South
ern part of the United States.
The African winds exert no in
considerable influence on the
climate of Southern Europe,
producing higher temperatures
than those which rule on the
samo parallels of latitude in
this country, while tho gales
from the Gulf, impregnated
with moisture, only increase
the severity of the cold derived
from tlm north-west wiuds.
In tho early part of this
century tho average temperature
of New Orleans was more than
seventy degrees, and that of
the winters about fifty-six de
grees figure undoubtedly too
high for the present time.
That the clearing away of the
vast forests of lofty pines from
the Southern States has opened
new ways and channels for the
ccld winter winds from the
plains east of tno Kocky
Mountains is highly probable
and plausible; but it is equally
probable that the rapid and
wide-spread progress of emigra
tion in the Upper Valley of
the Missouri and throughout
all the fir Northwest has made
a comparatively smooth plane
over which tho mountain winds
may more freely and -in greater
volumo descend - upon tho
States ot the Gulf,
Strange to say, tho paper al
luded to above las towivcjd a
singular confirmation from an
indepenent and very recent
communication' by Prof. Schia
parelli to one of the learned
societies of Franc?, "in-which
are given many curious' obser
vations on the great cyclones
which have deposited in Italy
some of the sands Uplifted ftom
the Desert of Sahara.
If the observed increased se
verity in the Southern winters
is confirmed by long experience,
it will work very material chang
es in the agricultural and sani
tary condition of the Gulf
States. By increasing the win
ter rains it may ' accomplish
much good, supplying the soil
with stores of water against the
usually destructive drouths of
At Evening-Time it Shall be Light.
BY REV. W. I. BUDINCTON, D.
The evening will surely come.
No morning ever broke so fair
that it did not decline into
evening shades. No life was
ever given so dear that it was
not taken away. No family cir
cle was ever formed so peace
ful and holy, but that it was
not broken and passed away.
But it shall come to. pass, that
at evening-time it shall be
It may be said that this is an
ordination of nature. God has
made lesser lights to; rule the
night. Evening reveals to the
eyes of men the far-off and
beautiful light of stars, and the
moon, pale empress of the
night. They are lesser lights
in that they are less effulgent
than the sun, but that they are
not lesser lights as revealers fo
the breadth and majesty & beau
ty of the creation. Man had
never known his Creator as His
works disclose Ilim, had; the
sun always shone. The com
ing on of eveniog is the intro
duction to the world of a glory
which the full light of day dies
the sun withdraws only to be
succeeded by other lights dear
er to the soul, and more declar
ative of the infinite power and
goodness of God.
Evening has a beauty of its
own, not less than the day; and
and so there is in the passing
away of our mortal years, in
sorrows which quench our joys
and in the death which swal
lows up our lives, a compensa
tion which brings us nearer to
God, and reveals his glory to
us otherwise inconceivable.
The gospel of the grace of
God makeo the evening-time
light. He who is the Resur
rection and the Life, who Him
self entered tho domains of
death and 6aw no corruptiou,
delivers his people likewise irom
the power of the grave. As
tl ere is no death to the believ
er, so there is no coming on of
the night of death, but at tven-ing-time
it shall be light.
This is the absolute, the high
est possible triumph of the
gospel of Christ. Overcoming
death, Christ overcomes every
thing that looks toward and
has the power of death.
To the believer resting upon
the gospel of Christ, there is
no peradventure about the fu
ture. He knows it will not be
dark to him. The light of oth
er days shall go out but an
other light shall come in.
That other light shall bo of a
different kind, come from a dif
ferent source, subserve different
purposes, but it shall be, and
when It conies it shall be sweet
er and more lasting than any
light that ever gladened our
The grace of God in his gospel
comes here, a light shining
both ways it sheds the light
of forgivness over all the past,
of healing, and of hope over
all tho future. Christ's media
torial work, putting his almight
iness in place of our weakness,
his perfect merits in place of
our unworthiness, supplies every
wait, and leaves nothing to bo
So utterly is sin done away
with by the love of Christ in
dying for us, that as an en
emy to condemn, a power to
enthrall, it exists no more.
The curse is removed; the blessing-
of Ood, of which it is a
trophy, remain. The wounds
of sin are healed by tho aamo
touch that - r -stored Malol.ue,
oow they tviiOUi
scars, like the diyinutu which
the apostle bore in,', his body,
and which he would not lose
proofs of tho love of Jesus
to us, and of our love to Jesus.
But the grace of Christ ap
plies to our lo sses as well. , To
him, not in vain aro afflictions;
they become heavy with the
glory they work out for us.
Just as when we lose life for
Christ's sake, we find it again,
so what we loose on' earth, we
regain in heaven.
Death itself is swallowed up
in victory! For evermore Jesus
is saying to mourners going to
the grave to weep there, "I am
the Resurrection and tne Life
He that 'believeth in me, though
he were dead, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and be
lieveth in me, shall never die,"
Renovation By Faith.
If you have failed for this
life, do not fail for the other too.
There is very much that may
yet be done, even in the after
noon and twilight of men s lives,
if they are hopeful and active.
When one of my Norway spruc
es died from the rude handling
of last winter, instead of rooting
it up and throwing it away, I
let the ampelopsis take posses
sion of it, and it grew up rapid
ly through all the branches of
the tree, and covered its top
with leaves. And in the au
tumn, these leaves, which had
been green before, were all
changed to a brilliant crimson;
and the tree in its own life was
not half so beautiful as it was
when covered by this vine,clad
with all the colors of the setting
Are you like an old tree that
is dead, and has dropped all iti
foliage, and stands with its
trunk and branches bare? let
faith and love cover you over,
and you will be more comely
and more useful standing cloth
ed in such garniture than you
were clad in all your former
Be patient old man. Be pa
tient mother. Be patient,
widow. Be patient, you that
are impoverished. Be patient,
men that are scarcely thought
of, and are treading lower and
lower. God thinks of you.
Cotton Mills in South Carolina.
A bill has been introduced
in the South Carolina Legisla
ture to incorporate the New
berry Cotton Mills. The capi-
tal stock of the company is
fixed at $300,000, with author
ity to commence business when
$100,000 shall have been, sub
scribed and 20 per share paid
in, and the business of the com
pany is declared to be the man-
ufacuring, dyeing, printing and
finishing all goods of which cot
ton, wool, or any fibrous article
may form a part, as well as all
machinery used for such pur-
1 1 it 1 A
poses, and tor ..me transaction
of such business as may be
necessarily connected there
with, and the erection of such
mills and other works as may
bo required to carry on such
branches of manufacture. The
bill also provides that the com-,
pany shall be exempt irom
State and county taxation for
. Albia, Iowa, has a $10,000
joint stock coal company, which
has proceodod to business.
A California paper recounts
a scries of massacres by the
Modoc Indians since 1810, in
which one hundred and twenty
white men were murdered.
A Jacksonville despatch
says a distinguished horticultu
rist who has had the amplest
means of being advised upon
the matter, reports that the in-
teneley cold weather of this
winter has made a total destruc
tion of the peach buds through
out the Mississippi valley as
far south as Memphis. The
Osago orango hedges, with
which a great many fields in
Morgan and adjacent counties
fire enclosed, are also eaid to
be killed. .
PiUI ADEl PIIIA. proposes to
make it a rule that all v&itora
to tl o contenriil cclebratir n ia
1876 shall adept tho cootit:a
u'l tatC WC
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