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M'AllTilUll, VINTON COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1873.
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JJ0WEN HOUSE, . "
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" EGBERT IJOWENrPKoi'RiEToit..'
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This House, which Is convenient to the R. It.
depot, Hiuue uliniigiiig puipriiitoin, has lieun
thoroughly renovated and refurnished, and
tlio present proprietor otters to trnvolerg anil
boardsra the host accommodations.
(JoimI Ktiibloon the prumisus,
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JAMBS WORKMAN, Troprlotor. '
This House. hIikx' nliniiKliiKpiojirleUiiM, has
Ihh'ii tliorougiily runovaU'il froiii ''lop to bot
tom." The present proprietor on'ors Ui trav
lios the bust iicoomniodatinn In clean and
sieat styl, at low prices. Come and try IL
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ir. C. lr, Jl UN kit's "Dus lino" starts from
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J. W. VAKNfcH
This Hotel Is In tho most convenient part
tne cityon r roni nt., uecweou aiaraei anu
MEEICAN HOTEL. , -
Corner High, and fttnto BU., neatly opposite
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thu niiuloru Improvement, Uuosts fan rely
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I SHAM HOUSE. " -
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i January 15, 1878. tf, i ; ., ,
BY THE EDITOR.
Long hai the Church iii ruins lain;
'Division ruling with dltdftlnt .'
The absence of a "perfect love, . .
. Unfavored by the Lord above. -
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When Jesus plirist was horc( t)'o)ow, ' , " ' '
, taugut bis people what to do,
ltt pruyed "that they might all be one,"
As are the Father and the Sou, M '.. i
' tlov sacroil m ust tlmi Cnion prove,
That has tlio goimtuu mark of love;
finch Vnion, u In Chrtst"Vo soo I
Tlio God, the Father, Ono In Throe,
For ontntt did thoSavlor plead,
In sweat and blood Ills spirit grioved;
How can you then divisions make,
AmljHay "they aro for Jesus, sake."
' Turn I mortal turn, from ruin's brink,
Let not tlio ship of Zion sink,
: Disunion will destroy the crew;
Oh I lot ourCuptain guldo anew.
Lol with his word our compass given,
When liy florce winds, wo may bo driven,
. Wo shall, from It direction take,
And tlio calm port of L'uion make.
Led by the word of God alone,
DlvldedZion shall bo ono,
i AndsM who lovo the narrow way,
Ainon, amen, aloud should say.
A Tale of Sorrow.
A melftiiclioly deatli occurred, in
Suffolk, on Tuesday evening; last
Mrs. Silvanus Bracy, while suffer
ing with a temporary aberratiou of
,i ' ,i i i... i
ill uh I, tsu'jeriiuiuueii uy long tun we
ued, spasmodic affection, commit
ted suicide, by jumping into a well,
on the lot of Win. D. McClenny.
Slio escaped her mother's vigilant
watch, about dusk in the evening,
and was seen going toward the
wharf, without a bonnet, It is sup
posed that she intended to jump into
the river but finding so many per
sons about tho wharf, she returned
in some by-way, aud reached the
well Just in the rear of the lot on
which her mother resides, and there
slio is supposed to have nconiplished
her purpose, whilo scores of persons
were scouring the lower portion of
the. town in search of her. llie
search was continued until a late
hour, at night, and resinned on
Wednesday morning. About 10
o'clock in the , day, eho was acci
dentally discovered in tho well, by
a (colored woman who went there to
; I. Mrs. Bracy was twouty'tiine years
91 age was married wuen quite
young, and lost her husband in the
war. Her fuueral took place at the
Christian Church, on Thursday, a
large number ol persons testy tying
their Bynipathj', for the poor unfor
tunate one, being present.
, , In ono of the terrible battles
fought around Petersburg, in the
autumn of 1 804, Wm. Bracy, the
husband of Silvanue Jkncy, whose
death is announced in another col
umn, was wounded by a minuie ball
pass'lng through the ileshy part of
his leg. No bone was broken, and
the surgeon who examined his
wound at tho field hospital, did not
consider it .dangerous. Tho writer
was in the rear while the fight was
progressing, and saw him as ho was
borne to tho field hospital, bleeding
profDNclv. William liracy was a
member of cpinpany of tho old
16th regiment, Ho was sent with
other, wounded comrades to the
North Carolina hospital in the city,
aud front the first seemed to have
a sort of presentiment that his
wound would. prove fatal. Ho beg
ged me to send for his young wife,
which I declined to do at first. Af
ter' several days, gangrene set in,
and tho Hospital surgeon pro
nouncod hint dangerously ill. I
wrote by the first messenger pass
ing, to his wife, In Nausemond, to
come to hint ut onc,( , Whon the in
telligence 'renched her sho was
thrown into a violent spnam. But
on recovering, ' determined ', to set
out for Petersburg. In tho mean
time the soldier in1 tho hospital
grow weaker and woaVer, At rny
every visit to his ward, he enquired
if, I thought his wifo could get there
before ho died. t " Is she coming ?
is she coining'!1" ho would most anx
iously enquire; Wo all prayed for
her coming, but sho came not.. Tho
soldier diedl' I Ijad a neat coffin
prepiii'oil('and at 4 o'clock in" tho
aftornoon, of a bright and beauti
ful Octobcr"day7 we,, laid him, away
to rest, lu the fear' of tho High
.Stroet Methodist church ami In a
few jfuet of tho, j'oqm, (tho basor
mrjit (of tho church, which I was
thrtf icCupying as it placo of shel
ter' from the shells which wcro be
ing pdurod upon tho city from tho
tfodimninffa. 'Tho burial servlco
Ii'ld jb iart '.tedd,; and tho - soldiers
tbi'tt'itsnlstctl in the , burial, had re
tlivnfcd to thoiif camp, when I sat
'twn; for silent meditation, and soon
R,iltii'ock was heird d.t my.door, and
line! the VOiing wife of. the soldier
jmt.'bui'lcd, Slio enquired most
' I plteoiiHly, (( -where,; jva.ljqw t jrd
William!" 1 had to break to her
the. sad intelligence that we hud
jqst burled him. She fainted, but
rallying, 1 took her to his grave,
where she wept as only a devoted
wife can weep. 1
She had come by Weldon o Stony
Creek, where a soldier in charge of
a wagon bad kindly conveyed her
to tho city. Her last dollar had
been spent, and tho soldier knowing
her helpless condition, proposed to
take her backtp Stony Creek that
night without'l'charge. , I gave her
Confederate paper.enbugh to bear
her expenses back to IJlackwater,
and she set out broken-hearted at 7
o'clock that evening for home.
From that time she became subject
topdsms, which became more and
more frequent and Bevere, until she
bad after several hard fits in a sin
gle -day; and one of more almoBt
every day. Sho lived in an humble
cottage adjoining the Christian
church in Suffolk, for several years,
and being afraid to enter the church
lest she should have a fit, sut often
at the window to listen to tho ser
vices. Time rolled on and every
body became busy, and but few re
membered the circumstances which
led to her condition, Her mother,
a widow, watched her and took care
of her, and they were fed by sew
ing and the charity of friends.
About a year ago she moved on the
opposite side of tlio street, where
her last days were spent. Let the
curtain here fall, and in commenda
ble sympathy, let the melancholy
end of the departed be remembered
only with pity. Christian Bun.
Girls Should Learn Domestic Duties.
A mother has no right to
bring up a , daughter . without
teaching her how to keep
house; and if she has no intelli
gent regard to her daughter's
happiness,vill not do it.
liy knowing how to keep
house, we do not mean merely
knowing how hooks should be
arranged on a Centre table, and
how to tell servants what is to
be done. We njean how to get
a breakfast; a dinner, a supper;
how to tuake a bed, how to
sweep a room, how to do the
thousand and oue different
things which aro requisite to
keep a home in order, and make
A person who does not know
how to do a thing well, docs
not know how to have it done
well. No number of servants
make up for the want of knowl
edge in a mistress.
A family employed a girl to
do general house work. She
came just at night, and the first
thing assigned to her to do was
to wash the supper dishes
Sho washed them in cold water,
and without soap!
A gentleman sent home a
roasting piece of beef and quanti
ty of cut norter house steaks
When he sat down to dinner!
he learned that the new cook
had roasted the steaks.
Yet many a boarding school
miss, at the time of her marri
age, might make either ofthese
Not ono woman jn a thousand
knows how to make bread as
good as it can bo made. And
sour tempers, scoldings, dys
pepsia, with its indescribable
horrors, and even death itself,
not unfrenuently result ' from
Mothers, whatever else' you
may teach your, daughters, do
not neglect to instruct them in
all tho mysteries of house keep
ing, So shall you put them in
the wny of goodjjhiisbands and
The cause of tho destruction
of the steam shiiylff;ii? was in
vestigated at Halifax; and the
result of the, investigation as
that the. loss of the steamship
resulted from carelessness on
the part of the officers, Cap.
Williams is suspended as a mas
ter for two years, and the fourth
officer for three months. A
very severe punishment when
it is considered that; not, more
than five hundred people were
ltoniiRT Safibrd, of Chillicotiie
0., was the successful applicant
for appointment to Wost Point
Military ;.' Aadomy,"i from the
Seventh District at tho compe
titivoxartiirfatiou, on 24th ult.,
as ilirocted by Hon, L, Tr'Ne'al.
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II Hi.. 11 J
Tka Is reported to have been
successfully 'cultivated in Iowa.
The recent earthquake, by which
this city was destroyed, eight hun
dred persons perished, and ten mil
lions of property destroyed, recalls
some of the features of a former
visitation, together with a descrip
tion of the city :
, The former city of the ' same
name, which was totally destroyed
by a like catastrophe, on tho night
of April 16, 1854, was one of the
oldest .ftflies of the Spaniards of this
country, having been founded, as it
is sad; by Alvarado, one of tbo fol
lowers of Cortes aud the celebrated
Prescott for his bravery and gallant
exploits in the conquest of Mexico,
especially on that dreadful night,
the noche triste of history, when
the Spaniards were driven away
suLi t.i --si.- " i: 'it. s-tii:r!Trr
iroin mo cupuui uy uiu xuexicuuB.
Old San Salvador, first called Las
Bermudus, founded in 1528, was
abandoned in 1539, and the settle
ment removed to a spot about six
leagues southward and three miles
from the volcano of San Salvador,
where it stood till its destruction in
1854, when its 30,000 inhabitants
were rendered houseless by an
earthquake. Seeing tho danger of
tho situation the government re
moved tho capital, and laid out a
new city ten miles nearer the sea,
and to be called Nuevo San Sal
vador, but so many of the old in
habitants preferred tho old spot
that in 18G5, it was again made the
sent of government. There is no
other place on the surface of the
globe which, so many volcanoes,
both live and extinct, are crowded
together within so small a space as
they are in Central America, that
is, in tho region between the Isth
mus of Tebauantepec and the Isth
mus of Panama. They are all on
the Pacific coast, running almost in
a . right line due northwest and
southenst, commencing with the
lofty volcano of Cartago, in Costa
Rica. In this line there aro several
hundreds of peaks and extinct cra
ters, of which ten or eleven are ac
tive and tints probably save the coun
try from more earthquake shocks
thau it lias, In San Salvador, the
smallest, but in proportion to its
area, the most densely populated of
all the Central American republics,
are tho volcanoes of Amapala, San
Salvador, (looking down upoc the
city now destroyed), San Miguel,
San Vincente, Isalco, (which was
formed within the last hundred
years), Paneon, and Santa Anna,
The whole country is subject to
earthquakes,' and the houses are
built in the best way to avert dan
ger from such phenomena; they
cover a large area, and aro but one
story In height. Sometimes a vol
cano bursts out and the earthquake
accompanies it with unheard of vi
olence, as in the great eruption of
Cosiguina, in Nicaragua, in 1855,
when ashes were thrown all over
Central America, and the shocks
were felt over an area having a rad
ius of 1,500 miles. In the earth
quake which destroyed the pity of
San Salvador, In 1854, but few lives
were lost, as the catastrophe came
during the day. It is impossible
not to believe, although tho tele
graph despatch leaves the question
untouched, that tho earthquake
which has, again demolished the
capital, did npt take place at night,
when the inhabitants were buried
in sleep or otherwise so many lives
could not have been lost.' At the
time of the .disaster the city con
tained between 20,000 and . 30,000
inhabitants. It was situated on
plain beneath the volcano, and cov
ered an area haying a radius of
about two miles. Tho houses, with
tho exception of tho churches and
tho Government palace, were of
brick and stone, strongly built, and
having but one story each, They
were between fifteen and eighteen
feet high, covered with tiles, and
each extended over a space such as
would bo occupied by about four of
our ordinary houses. Tho streets
were narrow, boing rarely over thirty-six
feet wide; the sleeping apart
ments of tho houses were large, and
the bods generally placed near the
walls. When an earthquake takes
place in day time, tho people have
ample time to run into the streets
and thus escapo the dangor, but at
night a shock more than ordinarily
severo might causo tho walls to fall
In upoii them, or the tiles and beams
to drop down and crush them in
tfioip beds. It was in all probabil
ity thus that tho 800 deaths an
nounced mot their fate. . Suddenly,
beneath tho ground, 'was a noise
liko'tho' discharge of artillery, then
ft creeping together or sundering of
tho', earthy chilling the marrow , in
their bonos, and then the crash of
tho tumbling walls upon them. It
Is probable that tho. churches were
left standing, as such buildings are
erected, in Central America with
special reference to tho nature of
the country tho walls are . ex
tremely thick and heavy, and the
edifices aro not very high. The
Government Palace was two stories
in height and was a beautiYul struc
ture. The earthquake will proba-1
bly fully settle tho question that
San Salvador is not the proper place
for the capitol (and in these repub
lics 4ho'capital is nearly everything
in point of government and general
business), Which will henceforth oc
cupy some less dangerous situation.
It Is not Impossible that the great
conflagration which followed the
earthquake' may have been' caused
by the gaseous exhalations' which
at such times often come" from the
earth, or by fires- issuing fr6m cracks
in the earths' surface.
Is Friday an Unlucky Day.
Friday, long regarded as a
day oi ill-omen, has been an
eventful 6ne in American histo-
, Friday, Christopher Colum
bus sailed on his voyage of dis
- Friday, ten weeks after, he
Friday, Henry VII, of Eng
land, gave John Cabot his com
mission which led to the dis
covery of North America.
Friday, St. Augustine, the
oldest town in- the United
States was founded.
Friday, the Mayflower, with,
the Pilgrims, arrived at Prince
town; and on
Friday, they signe d the
august compact,the forerunner of
the present Constitution.
Friday, George Washington
Friday, Bunker Hill was
seized and fortified.
Friday, the surrender of Sar
atoga was made.
Friday, the surrender of
Cornwallis, at Yorktown, oc
curred; and on ,
Friday, the motion was
made in Congress that tho
United Colonies were, and of a
right ought to be, free and in
dependent. We were born on Friday,
and'not hung yet, How is that
How to Keep Canary Birds.
cage so that no
draft of air can strike the bird ;
give nothing to healthy birds
but canary and rape seed, mix
ed with water, cuttlefish bone
and gravel on the floor of the
cage ; also occasionally, a, littlo
water lor bathing; the room
should not be overheated; when
moulting (shedding feathers,)
avoid drafts of air ; give plenty
of rape seed slightly moistened;
by observing these simple direc
tions, birds may be kept in fine
condition for years.
Pad seed kills most of the
birds tliat die ; to which might
have been added, that canary
birds are not only very fond of,
but benefitted by having often a
leaf of cabbage, pieces of apple,
or other green food, which
serves tq keep down tho ten
dency to fever and prevent con
stipation. Our birds usually
bathe each day as regularly as
anv one washes the face, and
with apparent benefit too. When
birds are sick, and inclined not
to eat well, remove all the food
for a day, and then only give
soaked bread, from which most
of . the moisture has been
The Lancet on Night Work.
The Lancet asserts that night
work is not injurious to adults
under certain conditions. The
hours of sleep should never be
curtailed, and . tho light
should be white, poweful, steady
and concentrated by a shade on
the i work, It argues that an
insufficient, flickering, or too
diffused light is one of the most
serious causes in producing the
brain irritation which troubles
night workers. It recommends
abundant nutriment and a mod
erate use of tobacco.' .
Columbus Ohio, has been lit
up by some fifty-four fires , the
past year. Property was de
stroyed to the value of $30,142,
73, of which half of the amount
was covered by insurance. .;
' Wm.1 Highland, a soldier of
the war of 1812, died in Seal
township, Pike county, Ohio,
week before last,' aged about 90
yoars'. !' ' ;; '
! President 'Grant ' and 1 family
have uone to Deliver. " . ,,
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Love Your Wives.
Husbands, love your wives.
Nothing brightens a true wo
man's life like love. She will
do anything, bear anything, suf
fer anything for the sake of. a
husband who truly and tender
ly loves her, and whose heart is
one with hers. Where such love
ends, widowhood begins. The
woman who has a husband who
is not wholly hers, mourns the
loss of a companion, and en
dures the presence of a mummy.
But where conjugal fidelity and
affection exists, poverty, priva
tion, and toil, are welcomed
gladly for the joy of love. But
this love must be more than
mere words, it must be in hea.rt,
and life, in deed and truth. It
must endure as well' ag demand.
It must be self denying as well
as-self-desiring. Love beareth
all things and endureth all
things, and never faileth. . '
When in her weakness, wear
iness, and sorrow, a woman can
feel that she does receive from
her husband such a self-denying
'love as this, when his
strength bears with her weak
ness, his patience with her petu
lence, and when his calm cour
age sooths her frights and fears,
what gratitude wells up within
Woman seeks in a husband
truth, and nobleness, and up
rightness. She loves manliness
and spotless purity. And if a
man will show his manhood .in
his daily life, he will find a
blessing in his heart and in his
home, such as tongue can can
Wives need love. Their hearts
yearn for it as much as in the
days of girlhood when life itself
was love. They often pass their
womanhood ' in anxious cares
and wearing labors. In the an
guish of maternity they enter
into new spheres of existence,
whose only light is love.
Whether woman's course is to
be sauness or toy. sunshine or
gloom, depends upon love. All
her cares are borne with pa
tience if love sweetens her bit
ter cup A long, hard, weary
day of toil is amply paid for with
a single smile ; and one tender,
loving clasp makes he; forget a
whole lifetime of care and con
flict, and bless the day she found
a husband with a heart so true
and a hand so strong. An unex
pected favor touches her to the
soul. A gift In secret, an appre
ciating word, a pitying, soothing
glance, a kindly, sunny smile,a
little self-denial to afford her
pleasure or spare her pain, all
these are as sun-beams of glad
ness to the heart of the true and
nd toiling wife.
Her husband and her ohildren
are her treasurers. Sho lives if
they stand fast. She is proud of
their honor and joyous in their
prosperity. And every token
of their care and love for her,in
sickness or in health, is laid up
as a cherished memory, a kind
ness which sho can not forget,
and which she is only too happy
Husbands, love your wives.
A harsh word from you is worse
than a poisoned arrow from an
Your sneer turns life to bane
and blackness, while your smile
alone brings sunshine to her
soul. One selfish meanness in
you, one littlo contemptible
thing, robs you of your crown
of honor, and leaves her to be
wail her loss.
Tho wifo must reverence her
husband; but your love must be.
get that reverence. We rever
ence tho heavenly Father, "wt
love him because he first loved
us. "bo lot husbands love
their wives, even as Christ loves
tho Church and gave him
self for it," and that love shall
plant in her glad heart such
seeds of blessing and of rever
ence as shall cause llowers radi
ant aa those 'of paradise, and
full of heavenly fragrance, to
bless and brighten all your
journey in this wilderness of sin
and pain. ' ' ' '
Hominy Pudding. Prepare
as for batter cakes, add one egg
to each pint, some whole china
man,, sugar . , to tiuit tho taste,
and -a few,,raisins, "and bake
like' rico pudding. A little
butter, or chopped suet map be
added, Servo hot or cold, with
or without sauco. ;
".. Portsmouth is . , .enjoying
another ghost; sensation. ;
The Hand that Holds the Plow.
DEDICATED TO THE FARMERS OF AMERICA.
(The following song Is timely and to the
point, and will awaken enthusiasm wherever
it is sung:
Brothers of tho I'low,
Tho power is with you;
The world In expectation waits
Oppression stalks abroad,
for action, prompt anu true;
Their giant hands already clutch
Tho tillers of tho ground. .,
Awakcl then awakel
The great world must be fod,
Ana neaven gives tne powor
To the hand that holds the bread.
Yes, Brothers of tho plow!
The people must bo fed,
And Heaven gives the power
To the baud that holds the bread.
Brothers of thf plow!
In calm and quiet might
You've waited long and pationtly
, . tor what was yours by right
A fair reward for toil,
A free and open field,
An honest share for wife and home
Of what your harvosts yield.
Cuoaufl: Awakel then, awake I fcc. ''
Brothers of the plow 1 '
; Come, rally once airaln:
Come gather from the prairie wido,
hillside and the plain; .
't f Wot, as la days of yore;
- I With trumn of battle'
Hu trump of battle's sound-
But come and make the world respect
The tillers of the ground.
Chorub: Awako! then, aWakelAc,
A Test of the Extinction of
Life. In view of the uncertain
ty regarding the final extinction
of life that occasionally arises,
Dr. Magnus proposes the follow
ing test for ihe decision of the
matter. If a limb of the body,
(a finger is best for the purpose)
be constricted by a strong leg-
ature quite tightly, there will, if
the subject is yet alive, be a
reddening of the constricted
member. First the part in ques
tion becomes red, and then the
red color becomes darker and
darker, and deeper in hue, un
til it is finally converted into a
bluish-red, the whole limb being
from its tip to the ligature
which encircles it of a uniform
color, except that at the region
immediately-ound the legature
itself there is to be seen a nar
row ring which is not bluish
red, but white. Though there
may be slight discoloration af
ter death, the doctor has satis
fied himself by experiment that
this cannot be confounded with
the complete discoloration that
attends the performance of the
Smoking for the Plague,
Thomas Hearne, in his diary,
writes : "1720-21, January 2d.
I have been told that, in the
last great plague at London,
none that kept tobacconists'
shops had the plague. It is cer
tain that smoking was looked
upon as a most excellent pre
servative, insomuch that even
children were obliged to
smoke. And I remember that I
heard formerly Tom Rogers,who
was yeoman-beadle, say that
when he was that year, when
the plague raged a school boy
at Eton, all the boys of that
school were obliged to smoke
in the school every morning.
and that he was never whipped
so much in his life as he was
one morning for not smoking.''
WATER-raooF Coating for
Walls. The following coating
has proved very effective in
preventing the penetration of
moisture on the weather side
of walls : Pitch, 50 pounds ; ros
in, 30 pounds ; red ocre, 6 lbs.;
fine brick dust, 12 pounds ; all
boiled together, with constant
stirring, and then sufficient oil
of turpentine about one quar
ter the volume of the above
added to cause it to spread read
ily, it is to be laid on as thin
as possible with a bristle brush.
Tueub ought to bo Bomo check
on the atrocities which parents com
mit in bestowing names upon their
children. What punishment for
examplo would be severe enough for
a mau named Hill, who would name
bis own son Bunker? Yet one of
tho witnesses at tho coroners' in
quest on tlio body of Goodrich, at
Brooklyn, actually responded to
the name of Bunker Hill. .
Wednesday morning; in Union
township, Crawford - 'county,
Indiana, Mrs. Mary T. Soott," a
highly respected lady, taking a
portion of her dress' from ; a
drawer, dislodged her husband's
revolver, which discharged 1 in
falling, and tho ball 'entered
the back parfof her head, kill
ing her immediatoly. ,' . , ,
1 -m - mm (
Hendricks and , Hancock m
the tickot a' Pennsylvania pa
per runs lip for, 1870. . ,.
, Tho above h? a good ticket
but Thurman, , of Ohio . and
Gordon, of Georgia, , would bp
better. -MantUa Times. - .
I was tired of washing dishes;: I
was tired of drudgery. .It had al- :
ways been so, and I was dissatisfied.
I never Bat down a moment to read, '
that Jamie didn't want a cake, or ft
piece of paper, to scribble onj or. ft . .
bit of soap to make bubbles. "I'd
rather bo in prison," I said, one day, ( ..
" than to have my life teased out," ', .
as Jamie knocked my elbow, when s
I was writing to a Mend. 1 7.' -
Bub a morning came when I had ;
one plate Jess to wash, one chair
less to set away by tno wan in tne
dining room; when Jamies' ; little
crib was put away In the garret, and
in has never come down since.; I
bad been unusually fretful and dig- ,
contented that damp lay morning , y
that he took the croup!' Gloomy
weather gave me trio headache, and 1 i
I had less' "patience lthah ,:at any'
other time. By-and-by he waa singula :
ingin another room, " I want typf ;'t f
an angel," and presently rang ,out .
that metalio cough. I never near
that hymn since, that it tJoa't'cfat '"'
me to the heart; for the crotnS jjbugb.
rings out with it. , Jle grew worse . :
toward night, and when my hits- ;
band came home, he went for the . ,
doctor. At first he seemed to help ". ,
him,but it merged into inflammatory
croup, and all was soon ovcr. v ;
" I ought to have been , called in 1
sooner," said the doctor. ,..
I have a servant to wash the
dishes now: and when ' a visitor '
comes, I can sit down and entertain '
her without having to work all the' :
time. - ' -: ;; i
Thera is no littlo boy worrying,
me to' open his jack.knife, and there
are no shavings over the floor. ' The'
magazines are not soiled at looking
over the pictures, but stand prim .
and neat on the reading table just
as I leave them. , . ,
" Yourcarpet never looks dirty," ,
said a weary-worn mother to me. !
'Oh! no," I mutter, to myself,''
"there are no little boots to dirty it
now". : , . ' ''- '' '''
But my fate is as weary as theirs
weary with sitting' in my lone-1
some parlor at twilight, weary with '
watching for the arms that used to ' 1
twine around iny nock, for the curls '
that brushed against my cheek, for,;,
the young laugh that tang out with
mine as we watched the blazing fife '
or made rabbits with the shadow.
on the wail, waiting merrily to
gether for papa coming home. I
have the wealth and ease I ' longed
for, but at what a price? And when
I sec other mothers with grown tip.'
sons, driving to town or church, and :
hair silvered over with ''
Tell How You Gained It.
Our lives are filled with all kinds
of drawbacks and failures, but who
cares to listen ' to tbo doleful tales
, , ...........
that are past cure? Youth is full
of bright hopes, and shakes its fin- ( ( ,
ger at ' mountains that , must be . , ,
crossed. Do not hang 'on , their .
coat-tails and cry " shipwreck far ,
better to show them 4be, . slender .'
board that brought Bome soul safe j . ' i
to shore. , Yes, if for years you ran ) .;.
into snags only, or lost your way by! '. u .
reason of fogs, aud at last found J .
the truo path, lead your listener in-; i ':
to the road . that gave you , safe ; ,
harbor, and tell iva. how you gained i
it. - if- ."..ills .iV.'.i 'i
Aro you a business manhave ..,
you worked early and late, to-find -
that you have reached the' goal of ' 1 1
your ambitious plans only to say to
tho young around your 'Look ad i'"nh
yonder drunkard and spendthrift?'-1 : u:'
Wo turn from pictures that give-us' v''
scenes of misfortune onlyj.we care '!';'
not to impress our hearts with1 wieV " '
begone objects, but a laugh, a happy-' i
face, or a beautiful thought--hoflf i
long it lingers! and whtS carTTir,""
tho lnflucnco it has in bur lono llfe':L' ?
time? ; Will you, then,' a successful
mau of business, seal up the secret ' ' "
of your successes,' and be content".
to hold the photographs of ill luck '
and wretchedness of others before
tho world? Will you' barnth'ean-1
dlo of life all through and fit
, ( - " V!!". t. iw-
light a neighbors? , Has it given, a ; ;l i
clear steady light, brightening your fc : .;
days with golden gladness, and will . ;
you not " lelliltow you gained it.";, . ; ,
Have you reared a family that are j . i
bk'Hscd with health, and can) you .
only point to the pale fac9 aofoss
tho way, and never tell 'tho 'world .1
how tho roses came to tne, citecKs : i i
of your own household?, ,, Aro .pur j ..,
lives narrowed down so' that 'we ,
must, liidd our' cards of fortune,' and : 1
play out as" though wo were on the- -f , ' t
brink of ruin? .... .
' Oh don't for the aaku of tho sun-1
shine that comes so luvUhly; don't :..
talk of IhuuderHtornm ftntl calntui::
Ities continually. t.Iifo has limn .
days of fortune than otherwiwif,,. '.'
pcrchaitoo, you, Imagine, that you,.
havetniHB(!ttit'ntu(;ty-nlui times out ;
of a hundred, give thi him fired Mi i 1 '.
time the pralne and forget the ot'.i : '
era, and " Tell how you gained it." ,