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VOLUME 1;,. -CIMC TAiUIW.W
M'AKTHUIl, VINTON. COUNTY OHIO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1873.
- NUMBER 21,
J. W. BOWEN, Editor and Proprietor '
Terma of 6iiorpt
One eopy, t iuo . . ;t ' 15 Oue coiijr,4 mos. BO
If not jiaid within, the yiiic . i.y PJj
Clubs of Tirwity"'. i. ..... ?, JW
OrPOSAtjH -wWim (bo Uinlt' of.ytP'oo
Tho'McArUltrr lCRQCanieh'ni -77.j CAr.-iV'
u ' will bq sent.tq yrievpersoiioulj
year-for 13 03. 't .
A fniluro to. notify a Allscdnthinaiitfo at the
end of the time subscribed fur, will be taken
Onocnnv.ouevriir.il 50 I One coi)V.8moa
an anew engagement tor auusowpwi
puruil) typo shall constitute- -square,
liilj and, l(ji'ii;D Work-0. cents. aUdJjlouttl,
i i In l 8 ioa..i!,mo(Jiu lantos.
Ont)qilttN,t. 1. 4 IKJi J ,.' I OU-h
Twemiueros, . i .: .5 00..! tl 00 .I.-.-1O.O0
Threejiqeatei, ' ... .10 M M U tN
l-'our simiiwos,-f 00 .a. 1SJ 00 1 7 IS 00
Bixiqnanoii.V. !. ' .'40 00 4-.16 00. ills W flt
) ail limn, ii4 tl 0U OU 10 00
OimColiiiu,i...ll6iW -UOOl,. n..ttf.N
I.fgsl A'ilvel'H.inierftl 00poVqai'ttr
flrnt inaortiou: ami 50 cento pi uar Jor
Jiitliieut i;urdiL not uxcccillnif t JlntiJ !j
Afl. bill dud 6d Brat Iriadrtlon 6f adteHlso-.
llilla wan 'WgfUBf uvoriUKtrt w P Pi
ltusineat Notlc.e-10 ccnUa lino. Marrrayft
Noticos according to- ilie Mboinlity of tbjC
Yearly -advertlnora-reBtltled to quarterly
' AUvoiiiiiemorits'ld'titAliorwiM' ardoiil
bo continued until ordered dUcontluueu, auu
... i . I : 1
, i ... i a.ii u i in n 4 i Ki
. . HANUrACTVRIRB OP
Marble' lionnmonts, Tomb Stones,
. MANTLES, FUBNITUKK, e,
hnmit of Marlilo constantly ou
liauitAll klndnof CKMKTKUV WOKKdon
l.innl.ir In th fluent atvle. . "
O 'T. OUNNINO,
it, '. ; . l tv.l RiiililT 'J u-
i '-.MbAittimVoino. . ,
IProiiiiit atlentlon Klventoall legal liiminca
Olliccat liiJ ruuideiico.
Fob. SO. !:). .jg
J" M. MoGILLIVRAY. ' ' ,
J fTa cam in: $611 io:.Hs.;-f.
to UiBt-itne nnd
M'llvWactrfe In Hoss.'Tlntoo tiM lirjolblng
' aouutlw:' AH fojial businesi entrusted o h js
jrormorly Sondi Bbnc,) -
EG EiERT BO WENPifopBiETon.
tii. i-TTn.itt.. wlil.'h U nmiventunt to theR. R.
iloiio.;, uluce changing proprletoi'a,' lias bocn
(i,..r..ii..l.lv'rnnvaleir and rcfurnlsUcn. and
Hie iii i'soiif pruprlotor offert to trarelera and
uoartli'i V1I0 UUSI. BUCUIIIIIIuuHm.it., , ,
Itoml Stnhldon the premises, :'
' ru..fli ' .'
1.1 H )'
, ' i' ! I
; Mo ARTHUR, OHIO. , ..
This 'lioli'sa, afiico ciianglnr pronrletora, has
lieen thoroughly rouovated from "top to not
...... II TJ... nwiyAnt iimnl'lutor OlfOrS to tlUV
uluri thy bu.t aocommudatlun Iu cloau and
uoKt l le, at low prlre. coino n vry iu
.i.,.i .lui.iin inn! hmnua will be woll curoi
for. L, W. llARMKTT'i ,lllu line" start! from
this House dally, at 1 o'clock uoon. 'or the
Kaiiroau. . i ,,.,', i tA .'i .'' i
J PPHJyt OHIO.,
J. W. VABNKtt Proprietor.
Tills Itotlf is iu .the moat convenient part
I'lH U I tl "J l AIVIIV wv ..v. v--
Jeirereou.r Y , . ,i ., , .,t ,f,
4 MEEICAN HOTEL.
Corner High and jlbTLuuUljVpposlte
J. IHOUNT v V prdurl'e'tOT.
Till Hotel In furnished throughout) with
tliu uttjlorn.iniprovoiiutntii.aliiiosu ean rely
on the best.Mwutuieut aild Tory low billa. .
Htruat Care pane this llojtel to and from
11 .V ' i-m .i . " Ip 1 'il . -ir 1 i U' j I-.
ItMlniud Depots, i, 4.. . -u-. n i .
JL u ,i,is,.,..
, DR. ill. itqsCllW.ft j ti ..JfroprUtor,
Th!A1ious;flrtt(!rly liH!Ishnm ironse.hoi
boon thomrtirlily ' reuorateM nnd heantlftillj
fnrniafted. Slaving siiporlor fhellltles, every
Uiing will heiliino(omii)tKmitarninfortatild.
n siiinirlor ntetmies, every
Table Rlwavumtppuod Willi me ocai uie mar
kot rtffonUr - Nicely furnished' rooim and
olonnput Imrt loni1 Btiiblt. Every effort
mnde for tluwomforf df liatren. All chargus
miwiefiji. . , , , ., i , .. .
.....1 . -i
'I'hlsuMiitol, a few rtn'1, froia Um Railraad Pa
.a, aeJ.wliore ail.tniveleM en alt ralnoB
t;ikoiiisiU4.luvJiint bean KBHHv,enliwuiv1
rougiiiy ropiiireii, pnniu'ii, An., ami u
'It it I ii m stoii ieu minutes for meals. Turmt
rlPB nrMmnruaepuoa uf r
l.tii it.in.il... f'.tr tii.t.lH. .. 'I
iiiixlurau... i r .ii."'is'ii ' ji; - '
J . Mi. a ,-4 i 41. ft uW
ifu rilxtll HmVAIufit Sfnifltfc
OHKUfBjJT? rTUrrJn, friifcrlefnri.
This , hamtalui Jmhii ntlily RAAtUd
I'Uueu, Auust.ia aiutesiiooia
Wk f.'UXOB'iM ofrHit lUilokv . Tali'l
irnasuii uy. niiiio iu ins nu.b Ainviuan
i.iasanc aocomnioiiiiiiiiiii i.ir travel
uteait. OAKE9 AC()., P
-innnacniipnt jh nii v"'l
Photographs! tS'l ' r
1 J. BILLINGIIURST,
! dealer Ift ntllklhrtu of ;-
riiiture Cord aud 1'icture Nulls.
kiW COPYIV6 iraAifnUy "Uon'o! 'li'iil- llio
siuiiUeitc lJ':tnrpH vnlAKOif to wuyslzs, anil
fliiUlieit iu Oil, Wator-coloi-H, or India Ink, or
any other style that in)J diMiredaj tbf
Lnrire and Uuolv fin lulled J'liotoiri niliH can
be, nnttle from in itta!liod nnd fiulixl I'li'tuiyn.;
l'lctiivcn or all klmld Trained to onleraud
work warranted to give shubiiicuoii. , ,
Jaobaon C. H., Obio.
ty Can at all times bo found at hW ofllco.
ualn, and wltn perfect Biuety, uy tno usooi
tt 1 a ?v
"A mescal Submerger:Painp. I
"The Best Pump in the World."
Jljlf iGfKVs'ropbrt'oTlr fcloMoJ
r ' 1
nroportv ved from Fire this year by
piifnps, being the most powerful force-pumps
a (ne worm, its wen s nu.i- nnnftmu. 1
44no October nufnbiir. nairC i'M: also the Fre-
Ml am Lint, page Mi of the American Agriculturist-
paper uevor.decciveii the (arniers.
iko uotlif i'i MiilrMiry,ouinl)er, page 4Ci Trt
OB0..4f Ifilnn tilo the werk viaiineiti send tt
our pumps to do all we claim for them en our
circulars. , . , ,. ,
bank and vet vonr mnnev. as W t W AKKAM
port Wrg Co., No. 55 Chambers ftt.,Now 1 ork.
An order for nine No. 1 Pumps secure au
exuluslve town ngeiwy. 17-tf.
Bend. for-drDiBtm oynloTr to tni uriogo-
Cin'ti & Muskingum Val'y R. R.
-On and after Monday, November 13, lfffii,
trains will leave and arrive at Lancaster,
vSiiudays oxouptud,) as follows:
UUINU WRST .
xprtM mid Mail. A cemmnodatlrm.
yArr. iu;w a.m. yvre. iap.wi(
I 1 GOINOEAST. -
AVr. 1:60 p.m.' ." i Arr. 8:2U.ni.
-.,1'lrect eonnoctiona made Ht LANCAHTEU
with trains ou the Columbus and locking
Vullev Ruilronil for Athens. MeArthiir. Chil-
llcotlio, I'oi tsmoatli, Jlurlctta, aud for Colum
bus. . .
jlrocteonneetionajnniift at zankvil.i.k;
with trains ou the llnltimnre & Ohio K. It., for
Eastern t itles; at MUttKUW anil iinksum
JUNCTION with trains on the PltUburgh,
Cineinuati &, St. Louis ltailroad, Kant auu
West. 1L 11. UAII.liV, Oeul Ticket Ag't.
WU 0. Waiti, Biiperlntenihint. -' I-
0 ARTHUR HACK LINE.
Charles W. Baeneti, Proprietor
T-T7?SLL .TUrt repaftirly to M'ArthurUitlon
W to meet Ml trains.
Hack leaves MeArthiir Post Ortko at 10
o'clock, 4. M to meet Fast Lino West; at 12
31. to Bieet tue Unelnnatl kixpruss iftiiiiK east;
atS oVlouk 1; to moot the St. Louis Lxpres
going west, at 5 r, u fin- Fast Lino oust, a
Znloekl AiH'.nnihltlUoib on upiiikutlon In per
111 meet tue j'arnoruuurift Nimeiia aim
1 meet the J'arkursburs
Onldi-s left (it tno Prt OnlreT' MffArthiif; or
:10IM.M s .- 1 . 1 j
rilln.lM.. lirmiilifclv fltlHllilnil to.
JGREENLEAP & CO., . ,.
sat n u l
VBdLKBALISIALkRl IN ' '
BryGjoda, Notions, Hgsigry. &o,
. .; ;S54 Via M0 South High Stroat,.. I
C. M. B101. of MoArthur. la the traveling
agent for the alwve houviid all , orders en
trusted to him will read ve. prompt utwutlon.
January jo, ioi, 11. . , . 1. .-. .
ill8 Woolen Mills.
Wl are prepared to doall klnuVof work done
in a ;v class woo ion laowo', aucu as
CARDING, BP1NINO and WEAVING.
SntlifaBtioa will be given to all ouroustoniors.
ingnau tnaraet prtooraiuiur wuui. .
1 Dillon, IIurton ft Co.
, JuneMsm-Jltt.-'T d T- JTZ
Land Agency. (
Mai. JOHN W.DEmCllfnMmiror.
V' j . . . bALINA, KAM.
Real Hstate limitless! also liftvA for. sale
the lands of tlioKausus Paclfle Itallway Com
pany, ainountiiig to over 5,000,000 aoroaof the
inoet ileslrnhlo in Central and Western Kan
sas; also Mill Hlto", dial Lands, Farms, CaWlc
Hsnclius. uiMlClty Property In Uiillnaaud the
uflnhliorlng towns, fur sale a( all times.
. BiaV Hoiid for the " Itnnsas Central Advo-
aty' alargelW-coliinin luml paper, see what
w nave lorsaiu, aim limit nil snout lnu groat
ni'yauine niaio oi iiiitjv usu
Mrohl0,lt)W-feawTt p if v, k
rrpRSIJJEN, ATTETON J ,
T -tT'1 V:'Xr"tr afi "IT
nt LKXINOTON. dam DU0ATOONJ1Y
Itabloof the suhsurlbor, lit Porter, UalllaCo.,
ohloj will be at tho aUiblu of lr. Cllne,
Wllkinvllln. Vlnt.in noiimtr. Ohio, avorv al
ternate week. . Will stand for insrns at l'io.09
for commnoi frr tlioroiighhrcil 5O.00,to iu
sure. Aiiures an nmors 10 ... .
f kMaroh 10, 73 cui. Pino Urovu, oli
r i ' 'V '
m'I I J llAMUICPf,. OHIO.
at all times, and on ronionaiile termi. elMiu
will allium to nroresslonal rails nromntlv
'" .A4Ys.fl i ''
The Kiss. BY JULIA C. R. DORR.
TT ..uu "V. ...J in.iuivinvin.xi
J11 niir.li luifllil l'fist- i.
. VI On those passive lips of thiuo
Not oue kiss I pressed I
Did you wondor lookingdown
From some higher sphere
'Knowing how watwahmf l)ved
Many and many a yearV
Sid you think me strange and cold
j " Even with revcreBtllugof-tip., ) i
VP , 1 What I hud loVedBuuuichr - 1 k.
.. . Ah 1 when last you kissed me, dear,
- Know you what you aaldf
"Take this last kiss, my bolo.v oil,
ll f soon shall i be dead 1 ji ,
"Keep it for a solemn sign
..' I Thipngh onr love'a long night', '
'- Till you glvo it back agulu
On souio morning bright."
I r '
So I gave you no caress;
Jllut, reiueuiburiug this,
iWiuib ion my lips-1 heop ,
Yoar'last living kissl
"Wilt thou take thla brown-atono front,
,. xneHecarriugns mis uiaiaono, 1
' To be the husbiind of thy1 i hciico, -
Fwt looked in bonds of llymciir
1 Ami wilt thou loave thy borne and friends
To be his loving wifu?
And help to Biiend his large income , .. 1
So long as thou hast lifoV".. '
"I will I" the modest mnid ropllos,
The love-light beaming iu her oyes.
"And wilt thou take this waterlall,
.v.TltismtmtnUoHS nrlde,- '
And all these unpaid millinor's bills,
, To ha thv chosen brlilor . t
And Vilt taoiiiltive and Bherlsn her
While thin bus life and health:;.
- - A nd leave her all t by wealth?"
'I will!" tho fearless awaln ropllos, .
2 And eager wnita thu buptial-tlos.
11II. IIIU H OUUU U. UUf
jJ'jThen I pronouliceyou man anil wife;
iHU WIIUIII t VU JUIIIUU U'tfUVIIVl,
The next best man may disunite,
.' And tho first Divorce Court sevor."
A Young Hero and His Reward.
BY HELEN STANNARD.
'A Small rough house,"; far
irom any otner numan naoita-
taon, lnu itself tie .balmy suin
raer through, amid the surround
ing foliago ; but the cruel win-
rt blasts tearing away its leafy
coverings, left it in desolate na
kedness,, iu full view . ot ; the
r'ailwa)' trains, ; which seyeral
lines dailv sped noisily by on
their way east and west.' ' The
quick: eye or many1 a traveler
noted the column of smoke curl
ing upward from tho chimney.
Here a' widowed mother and
her son found a humble shelter,
liut three short years beiore
they were living comfortably in
thff nearest village ; the sudden
death of the husband aud fath
er combined with a series of les
ser misfortunes caused them to
exchange their pretty home for
this, which they obtained at i
rifling cost from its first propn
etor.' -, s,- . 7 ..
And here they had lived ever
i 1 1 ii i
since now, tneir oia irjenus
and neighbors scarcely knew.
True, Jpmesj the. son, went j to
and from the' villaso ladeu with
bumefous' packages. His herbs,
nicely picked and carefully as
sorted, were always acceptable
at the country' stores;' and the
bundles of bright wools he car
ried home, when returned, wov
en into many, attractive forms
ny nimme lingers oi ine lnvami
mother, invariably found ready
and eager purchasers, .v. ; ;
Many a time, as James turn
ed his back on the cheery vil
the intense " loncing of
childhood for companionship
and amusement stoje over him,
and an inexpressible fbeliug of
loneliness caused his throat to
swell 'with, emotions which only
tttA An.Al.,l.tilMf,A r"V . I T i'i f ri V.
ing, ,Uitlrig hiothercoulct quell.
, One sharp, wintry afternoou,
when the quicksilver denoted
that it was to bo colder still,
"Our Hero," for such he will
prove to be jumped into his
i-iitiv 1 j....'
uuio rougn wagon, auu uurueu
pony Shag's head towards home,
leaving behind him the cheery
glow of houshold fires. Never
had his heart ...been lighter aud
happier than now. For 'twas his
own at last, the book he want
ed so long, and for which one
hard earned penny after anoth
er had been so carefully hoard
ed. Now that ho had the cov-
etcd'treasuro in possession, it
see mod doubly precious. As
Shag of his own accord turned
tor tho right, he raised it to .his
lips and - kissed it rapturously,
Immediately glanolng around to
see ,. if any; one was looking
at'b(m.;-': ''; ;
Tho short wintry day was
near its closo, and tho bleak hill-
rjulos, unkissod by . tho sun,
icrownod hero and there by the
leafless trees, made dreary in
deed tho almost trackless coun
try Iroadr"" The iron 'track of tho
railroad; running parallel ' with
h() wagon track, gave no token
ot tho locomotive s appearance.
The; pony and his ' master were
the only living creatures visible.
The' boy smiled - joyfully," and
loosening his grasp of tho linos,
n ,1 vi, a 1
. 1 U-.i.Ui il l,
opened the book and in tho al
most twilight began eagerly to
read the pages. .Undeniably it
was tho nipping cold that gave
to the end ; of h,is nose a , rosy.
hue, but it was,; not that alone
which sent .the, color flying; all
over his face. What, if Shag
left to himself, did take the
wheels' .over ' ever 1 stone and
bump him around considerable.
He, as ho read, seemed to be'in
the J and.' of the Saracens, iri the
midst of the Crusaders,' side by
side with Richard " Coeur do
Lion." All about him was the
din and turmoil of battle; glit-'
tering armor flashed in the sun",
light ; , horses and , men were
falling' together; '.but every
where, stately, proud and vic
torious, went the black horse
andhis-rider. "HnrrahT Hur
rah ! Hurrah ! " escaped involun
tarily from the boyish lips
" Whinny I Whinny I Whinny I '
responded fehag, approaching
the curve rounding which they
would obtain the first glimpse
of home, yet half a mile distant.
Reluctantly James closed the
book and caught1 up his lines,
for now a deep ravina bordered
the way, and mother had beg
ged him always to be careful
Tho curve of tho road, rounding
with the track, was safely
passed, when James' eye rested
on something that sent the blood
surging through his heart.
A huge tree had fallen from
tho bank above, directly across
the track. The strength, of
many men would be required to
lift it from i(s lodging place,
and with a sickening tremor it
flashed across his mind that the
eastern express passing through
the Village he had left, was even
now due, and might any mo
ment round the curve prompt
ly. And, then James saw, as
once ho had in a dream, the
locomotive and cars rolling over
and over, and away down at the
bottom of the ravine, the faces
of the wounded and dying,
Even with this vision before him
he was carefully turning Shag
about. Yet what could he do ;
If he only had a lantern he
might swing it around his head,
and thus warn the engineer,
But he hadn't one, nor anything
to make a light with. Yet he
had a solitary match, picked
carefully up from the floor, his
bookhis precious book and
the pine wagon box.
oln an instant his plans were
laid. Shack was urged hack at
his best speed a few rods. Ev
ery Becond was precious. Out
sprang James, jerked the tail
board from the wagon, and, in
less time than I can write - it,
had, with the aid of a jack-knife
made it into km dung wood
This with quick fingers he piled
cob-house fashion, on the mid
dle of tho track, filling up the
mterstices with leaves ruthless'
ly torn by the handful from the
new history, until nothing of it
was left iu , his possession but
tho Btropg leather cover. Then
with eager haste , he crossed
carefully over the top the long
side pieces of the , wagon box,
atd, kneeling down, drew the
solitary match across his rough
boot. A pale, blue light flick
ered in an instant, and then a
gust of wind and it was out. No
matter, the paper had taken fire,
and up through the little quaint
pino tower sped the flames. The
boards, dry as 1 pine, couid be,
now ignited, but not a moment
too soon ; fbr the earth trembled,
tho rails were jarred by a low
rumbling, and nearer and near
er comos the train. ;
; Hard down upon tho brakes,
and tho oars laden with human
boingsl were at a sudden stand
still. Open flew windows, t out
popped heads. Several men
jumped down into the snow.
. " What's the matter, what's
tho matter ? " they cried inqui
ringly, of the little figure erect
by the bonfire.
' Tho boy could not speak, but
pointod, dumbly. to, tho curve,
and as thoy disappeared in that
direction, fell, overcomo by con
flictiug emotions,, face dpwn
upon tho snow.... Strong and
gentle arms bore bim into. 1
pnlace. car,, somebody unbutton
ed his worm overcoat, and out
dropped tho covor of the history,
all that was left , of what cost
him so much thought and self-
denial. ;Th is sight was just what
ho needed.! It brought the tears
to his eyes and the sob to his
I had to burn it. " he falter
ed, as kind, sympathetic . faces
crowded about him.. , . 1 -u.
Don't cry, boy, yoii's good.
and ,'Izzie Joves you," lisped a
ciirly;haired ; little one, as "she
plimbesd 1 into James', lap and
pressed her arms carcssing-
y! about his nock. . .
("But. for you, " ' said a fine
ooking gentleman, "my darling
might never again have seen
the mother waiting for her re
turn so anxiously," , - . : ,;
'A) lovely lady pressed for
ward, and, stooping gently, kiss
ed the boy on either cheek. ' "I
stiaU never forgot you. . Remem
bei mo .by this. , As.she spoke,
sha slipped,,; a , . ringr sparkling
witi' brilliant t. -upon1 ihei boy's
foroTny'vr. !' 'i uw-i-
"1 cannot be outdone by you,
lady,"; exclaimed a: grateful
young man, as he took from his
persoi an elegant watch and
chait, and laid them in the lap
of the astonished boy. '
"Add this to the gifts," rang
out the hearty voice of a man,
who, unobserved had entered
from another car. "Here, lad,"
he continued, holding toward
the joung hero, a hat full of
notet, and currency, ''take this
with tho thanks of two hundred
passengers " ....
' riot so fast, ejaculated Iz-
zie s papa; there are others here
who would like to do their
share," And around went the
hat, again, and more bills, some
of then very large ones falling
The cars were in motion again.
"I I must get off," cried the
alarmei boy; "Shag's out there'."
"No, he am t, answered the
conductor. "I know about you,
and I gent a man ahead with
the pony. We'll drop you at
" Oh how good you all are,"
exclaimed the happy James.
"I reckon we ought to be;
you savsd all our lives, an
mi iini 1 1
ine uue rougn nouse is
closed. ( Tho widow lives again
in her old village home.- James
goes to school, and both are hap
py ii the consciousness that
their food fortune was not ill-
Discount on Dullness. The
New York Observer, being a re
ligioui p'aper, may be appropri
ated oh the question treated be
low, -(It says;
" he time has gone by for
dull preachers. The activities
of the age, the diffusion of
knowledge by schools, Looks,
and periodicals, the spirit of in
quiry? the spread of infidelity,
the prevalence of doubt, the sub
tlety of science demand live,
strong earnest, capable men to
preach the Gospel. It will not
answfer to educate dullness or
mediocrity. It was forbidden
that a son of Aaron should bo a
prieBt if he had any blemish,
kven a flat hose excluded him.
And the asre wants no half-
baked ministers. The ; West
vrill not hear them. The East
cannot bear them. The heath
en know too ' much to takt
thsm; They are not wanted on
this earth. To get" money to
educate dull boys because they
are pious is robbing God and a
fraud upon the Church.
An intelligent correspondent,
after careiul personal inspection
estimatos ,the peach product
the State of Delaware this sea
son at 8,570,000 baskets, being
5,000,000 more than the crop 0
1872. An offset to this, is the
failure ot the crop in New York
New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
which ; be all the better for
Delaware. Une orchard last
year shipped 200,000 baskets
irom 100,000 trees. Another in
six yohrs made a clear profit . 0
ifezou per acre. ,
A iIentleman took tho follow
ing telegram to, a jtelegrapl
office: Mrs. Brown, Liverpop,
street I announce with-. grie
the : death of Uncl&.Janes,
come' quickly to ,road will.
beliee we are his. heirs. John
Black" . The , , clerk having
counted the words, said, "There
are two .words i to! many, sir,"
"All right; cut out) with grief,"
was the reply;; .,;, , .1, , :v
; Muou of tho happiness of heaven
will ty constituted by tho Union of
all ci.r;!iiana forever. .' Reador, U
heavcuyour home? t r
An' officer, with a flag, having
arrived from Georgetown, South
Carolina, about ' an exchange of
prisoners, after the usual : cere
mony of - blindfolding, was con
ducted ' into Marion's Encamp
ment. When led into that cen-
oral's presence, and the bandage
was removed from : his eyes, he
beheld in the hero, a swarthy,
smoke-dried little ,' man," , with
scarcely enough . ot threadbare
homespun to cover his naked
ness; and instead of tall ranks
of, gayly-dressed soldiers, a
handful of sunburnt militia-men,
some roasting potatoes and some
asleep with their black firelocks
antl powder-horns lyingby' them
on the logs.', ''Having recovered
a Jittla-irom hi ' surprise, 1 he
presented his letter to General
Marion, who perused it, and
soon settled everything to his
satisfaction- , The officer took
up his hat to retire. ,"0h, no"
said Marion, "it is now about
our dinner-time, and I hope, sir,
you will give us the pleasure of
your company i to dinner." : At
the mention of the word dinner,
the British officer looked around
him, but to his great mortifica-
ion, could see no signs of a pot,
pan, Dutch-oven, or any other
cooking utensil that was calcu-
ated to raise the spirits of a
hungry man. v . . -- - -
"Well, Tom," said the Gen
eral, to one of his men, "come
give us our dinner.
The dinner to which he allud
ed was no other than a heap of
sweet potatoes, that were enug-
y roasting under . the embers,
and which Tom, with his pine
stick poker, soon liberated from
their ashy confinement; pinch
ing them every now and then
with his fingers, especially the
big ones, to see whether they
were well done , or not. Tom
laving cleansed . them of the
ashes, partly by blowing them
with his breath, and partly by
brushing them with the sleeve
of his old cotton shirt, he piled
some of the best on a large
piece of barkv and. placed them
between the British o'Jficer and
Marion, on the trunk of : the
fallen pine on which they sat.
"I fear, sir, said the Gener
al, "our dinner will not ' prove
so palatable to you as I could
wish, but it is the best we have."
The officer, who was a well
bred man, took up one of the
potatoes, and affected to eat, as
if he had found a great dainty
but it was plain he ate more
from good manners than good
Presently he . broke . out into
a hearty laugh, t Marion looked
surprised. "I beg your pardon,
General," said he, "but one can
not, you know, always com
mand one's - conceits. T Was
thinking how droll some of my
brother officers would look
our 1 government were to give
them such a bill of fare as this!"
,"I suppose, " replied Marion,
" it is hot equal j to their style
of dining.r" .! i; 1 i
"No, indeed, " quoth the offi
cer, "and this, I imagine, is one
of your accidental Lent dinners;
a sort of hah-yan j in ' general,
no doubt, you live a great deal
better." , .:.'? a--.:
"Rather 'worse," : answered
the General, ,"fof often we do
not get enough of this. " :
"Heavens 1 rejoined the offi
cer, " but probably, what , you
lose in meat, you make Up in
malt; though sunted in provis
ions, you draw double pay.".:,
"Not a cent,' sir," said , Mari
on,' "not a cent." , . . , xi
"Heavens and, earth! then
you must be in' a bad 'box;
don't see, Generalhow ypu can
BlilUU IU , . 1 ,. ......
"Why, sir,' replied : Marion,
with a smile of self-approbation,
these things depend on feeling
' The , Enslishma,n exclaimed
"I do not believe it would be an
easy matter, to reconcile . me
a soldier h life on , General Ma
rion's j termsall, fighting, , no
pay,' and no provisions but pota
... "Why,'' sir,'' said the General,
"the heart is all; and when that
is much .interested, a man can
do anything. . Many a . youth
would think it hard to inden
ture himself a slave for fourteen
years; but lot him be .over head
'' -a IM
and ears in love, and with
bqa,utiful : sweetheart, ' he ':. will
think nothing of fourteen .years
sex vitudo i I ,amvin lovti, and
!t,..,i.rny.Bweetheart-ia Hhorty. JBe
that heavenly nymph mine,' and
these woods shall have 1 charms
beyond London and .:Paris; in
slavery. , To . have no . proud
monarch driving over me with
his gilt 'coaches, nor his host ol
I excisemen and tax gatherers,
insulting and robbing; but to be
my own master, my own prince
and sovereign, gloriously ; pre
serving my national dignity, and
pursuing my, true happiness,
planting my. vineyards', and eat
ing their luscious fruit; sowing
my fields and reaping the gold
en grain, and seeing millions of
brothers around - me, ; equally
free and happy as myself; this,
sir, is what 1 endure hardships
and privations ' for at present.
jThe officer replied, "Both as
a toan '.and a brother I must
certainly subscribe to this as a
happy state of feelings. ?
"Happy," said he: "yes, hap
py indeed 1 and I would rather
fight for such blessings for, my
country, and feed on roots, than
keep aloof, although wallowing
in all the luxuries of ' Solomon;
for, now, sir, I walk the soil
that gave me birth,' and "exult in
the thought that I am' not un
worthy of it. . I look upon these
venerable trees around me, and
feel that I do not dishonor them,
I think of my own sacred rights
and rejoice that I have not
basely - deserted them. v And
when I look forward to the long,
long ages of . posterity, I glory
in . the , thought that, JL am
fighting their battles. 1 The chil
dren of distant generations may
neyer hear my name, but still it
gladdens my heart that I am
now contending for their free
dom, with all its countless bless
mgs. v, . . ;. ;..-)
On the officer's return to
Georgetown, he was asked by
Col. Watson why he looked so
serious:. 1 . . ,
"Whatl has General Marion
refused to treat?" " '
"No, sir."" ' :
"Well, then, has old Wash
ington defeated Sir Henry Clin
ton, and broke, up xwr.jurmy.?."
"No, sir, not that, but worse..1
"Ah, what can be worse 7
" Whv. sir. I have . seen an
American General and. bis,, offi
cers, without pay, and , almost
without clothes, living on roots
and drinking water and all
or liberty 1 What chance have
we against such men?"
Sleep obtained two hours before
midnight, when tho negative forces
are in operation is the rest ' which
most recuperates the system, giving
brightness to the eye and a glow to
the cheek. . The difforan.ee in the
appearance of a person who habi-.
tually retires at ten o'clock and that
of one who sits up until twelve' is
quite remarkable. ! The tone of the
system, so evident in the "complex
ion, the clearness and sparkle of the
eye and tho softness of the lines of
the features,' is, in a person of
health, kept at "concert pitch" by
taking regular rest two hours be
fore twelve o'clock, and thereby ob
taining the; "beauty sleep" ; of the
night There is a heaviness of .the
eye, asallowness of the skinp and
an absence of that glow in the face
which renders it fresh in expres
sion and round in appearance that
readily distinguishes the person
who keeps late hours. -. , .
. o I , . 1 Sim " i.i '
; Sy.."'-:irrT- 11
v when we have done that we came
for, it is time for, us to.be.. gone.
This earth is only made for action,
not for fruition: The services of
God's children would be ill-rewarded
If they must stay here always.
Led W man think much, that those
are'(retched! away 'which are faith-
ftd to God : they should not cnange,
if it was not to their preferment.
It is our folly that good men should
live forever, and account it a hard
measure that thev were. lie that
lends them to the world, owes them
a better turn than' this earth can
pay: them. , It were injurious! to
wish that goodness should hinder
anv man from'irloryl, So. is.the
Tiis Commissioners of Tippeca
noe county, Ind., have forwarded to
Governor Hendricks a potiuon set
ting forth that Mrs. feamuel Smith,
of Iroquois county,, recently, gave
birth to four children . at a , time,
and praying that such 'steps bo ta
ken as will secure an appropriation
, - . . ' a a
to tho father and motuer ana 10
r.nch of tho Children a section of
I, l ,U In
BISHOP HALL. Red Salt.
A' young parson ' of the Urn-; : i i
versalist faith, many years since,- 4
when the simon-pure .uniyer
salism was preached,, 'started "''
westward, to attend a (. Conven- ' ' '
ion of his brethren 111 tho fiuth. ';.
Ie took the precaution ! to car
ry a vial of cayenne pepper, in
his pocket to sprinkle his food:
with as a preventive against fe- :-'
ver and ague.' 1 Thd. convention , '
met; and at'dinner a tall IIoo-..V.(
Bier observed, the ( parson as he
seasoned his, meat, and address-edhimthus:-.
, . . . . V,.. .;.'
".Stranger, I'll thank you lor'
a leetle of that 'ere red salt,- for ,
I'm kind 0' curious to try itn; ' T
Certainly," retutned the par- ; .
soh,:"but .yoiUvUl fmd.ityery i t
powerful; , be 1 .careful ; ho you
use it" , , i; r ... t ..;
The Hoosier took' the proffer- '
ed vial, and feeling himself proof
against ; any quantity- of raw r ;'
whisky, ; thought he could stand
the "red salt'V .with impunity. . , '
Accordmdv he snrinkled a
chunk of beef rather bountifully ,
with it, and forthwith introduc- "'
ed it into his capacious mouth:
It soon began to take hold.' He
shut his eyes, and his features .
began to writhe, denoting averyv,;l
inharmonious .condition physic-, ( :
ally. Finally, he could Btand.it r .
n o longer. ' He opened his mouth'1 '.
and screamed,"firer " !' ' ' ::'" '
"Take a drink of cold water -
from the jug,'' said thei-pardojo.'
',WU1 that put it outn, Baid .r,.
the martyr, suiting the, action .,,
to the word.'. In', a 'short time
the unfortunate man 'began 'to'
recover,' and turning to the par-' f f
sofy his eyes yet ' Bwiminihg in ' 1
water, exclaimed : c t. ij j..; f -. , v
"Stranger, you , call yourself
a. 'Varsalist, I believe? " . ''-, , .
"Ido," mildly answered the) '
parson. ' '''' '' 't;. ' " " "
"Wall, I w.ant to know if it is
consistent, with your belief to go "t
about , with hell-fire in your . 'J
breeches pocket ? !' : .., r : , ;
; "Wung Guts owbb Ur. TCD Cneugn
fivo hundred and fifty dollars. r He ,
cannot pay it feo," according
Chineso law,' he left1 his 'woman ' ' '
Sing Gim, ; in Dr. i Yee 1 CheUgh' ' '
possession, as collateral,, until the'- ;L"
money shall be paid. All , right v -By
anil by,' till same yesterday, 11
Sing Glm stole) three hundred and :i ;i'.
seventy , dollars, from Dr., Yeet ,
Chough, and ran away. ' Now, then1'1 '
all Chinamen take notice that if i !'
you keep Sing Gim, you.nust par : .,
me nine nunarea ana twenty aoi
lars, all same. Wang GeuiV uxiitt !,!,:.
DR. YEE CHEUGH.
VIRGINIA CITY, DEC. 19th, 1872.
Ocr bright ex-Congressman,
S. S. Cox, now traveling in: the"r'r
South, while at 'Augusta, a'' fewi1-i
days since, strolled from'a.hotjelhy
before breakfast to takea jook
at things. The following, ,diat
logue occurred: " '1 "
First Colored CitizenYo secohct '
Colored Citizen, distant two hun-'l''
drcd up strcet.y-Yon, SamP? ii v t
; Ex-M. : C supposing ' himself j v
to he addressed.) -"Hey?" .1 -ifr ;.;
' First . Colored Citizen. -ut r(ff
spokey sar, to ' cfe ' odder' cullud ' '
pusson, up 'de' street1 Eait ei' ' "
M..C.C0X.1 l.'i.l YV. .... ' i-VOT rtl
rl During the late war, a; man "'
out west in a small gathering i:;- J
of friends, was uging upon, their f1;,, t
minds the. importance of.enUat- ,in
ing. "Go my brave j'friends,' . f
said he, "fight fof'your fcoun-'" '
try die for it; iti9 sweet to
die for your native lahd.1 "But," t f
said one, "if it is sweet, ; to -die . ', 1
for one's country , whydo'nt
you go?" This was a poser, a&d ; 4
for a moment disconoerted him ;;1 tr u
but, rallying, ho, "declared that,,.,
he, as an individual, "was not
foud of sweet things.
' There are hot, perhapi''many ' ;!, "'
country judges' like' that' orid of
the interior of: tho State, , who, ?. , I
when an unwary, counsej from ,v,
tho metropolis , had laboriously ,, , ,
citetl a long list " of decisions in r '
yarious tribunS.ls. 'conclusive a , ,
ho thought,'of hiS case, dismiss- '
ed them all with the" 'remark v '
"I dou't. seo no -docislon.froin ' ;.'. ;
tho General Term ; f this, dee ,, j;
strict.",. , . .
. U t)
A Certain roligioiis tiupcr has ''
particular is what is
among, tho peopte."
-Tnj2' dropis' a, eiualt ocean.
ior a neauing 01 ono oi us uopurb
ments, ' "Religion ingoneral "
Somebody says . "Religion in
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