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VOLUME 7. ;
M'ARTHUR, VINTON COUNTY- OHIO, WEDNESDAYS
1 1 'Y' 1 ' " 1 . ' i ' I In'ilil i i 'i. 1 . ( ' '' " .
"1873. . ; ;! ;; ; . X. ." NUMBER ;27..
J. W. BOWEN, Editor and Proprietor
Terms of Subscription.
Oiiocopy,neycr.lBO On copy,mos.100
One copy, mo.... 15 1 One eopy, mo.- 60
ir nut paid within the year...., 00
Clulii or Twenty . . J W
The McArthur Enovirir circulate FIth.k,
OV 1'UHTAUlS Within tne nuiiie m
County, r I '
, Tim MuArthUr EUQUIRKR and Th C'AWi-
ttan Wltnf will I leut to ona persou one
"faUnr to' notify a discontinuance at tho
end of -the time subacrlbed for, will be taken
tta a now engatteiuuunoruuuiii"uii.
Tlio spttoe occupied by 10 linen of tlili (Mon
pnrell) type ihall coimtltiit a iiar.
lluio nnu r igi
Two aquarel, ,
, 8 uio i ' ' 8 mo. IS nioi.
I 4 00 00 V 00
5 00 1 00 10 00
' 1 00 10 00 1 15 00
1100 11 00 18 00
10 00 ' 15 00 !W 00
too u oo SO 00
15 00 115 00 40 00
. W W 40 00 HJ 00
ijitgmi AnvernBwiww ft w put tmnj
flrnl Iniertiom and 50 cent! per aquare for
enun auuiKiuiiiii iiiwrnuu,
Uniiineu Card, not exceeding llnea, 5
per year. r
A(l blUa due on flrit Inwrtlon of ulrertlie-uieiiM-
' , ,
ii iiui'tth reinl.ir adwtiiwre to be jld
quarterly. ' '
Notice-auconig to Uie libeillty of uie
Yearly advertiiera entitled to quarterly
Advervueinenti not otherwise ordered, will
be continued nntil ordered diaoontianed, aud
B. HIGQIN8 Sc EE0,
. mahufatubbrs or ; )
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stones,
MANTLES, FURNITUKE, 0.,
(iood Aisoi'tment of Marble constantly on
ban J. All kinds of CKMti'i'EUY WOUK Uoue
tt order In the flueat itvlu.
A.TTOBBTET JlT X.A.W
JAOART HUlt, OHIO.
Prompt atlentlon given to all legal buinM
iitrusted to liitoaru.
Feb. iia, urn.
: Will attend oromDtlf to anv biulueii vlven
iliin cure und managemont In uuy CouitH of
V inum aud adjoining eouuuo. urriva id
the Court Houee, up Hair.
T S. CIAYPO0LE,
.a?TO3srs-z" JlT law
I'ROitOUTIWa ATTOnNKT 0 TlMTON t'OVNTT.
Will practice In lliui, Vinton and adjoining
eountiuH. ah leai uimuo. hi-vhbu o hi
vara promptly attended 10.
(Formerly Sand Home,)
EGBERT BOWEnT Piiopkictob.
This lloiiee, which U convenient to the R. R.
duimt, niiitie ehnniring proprietor, ha boon
thormijchly lenovaleil and refumliilioil, And
thti prcannt pmprlotor oiler to traveler! and
lionrilorD the bent ancommmlatlona.
tiood Stable on the preinieeii.
ItATM9 MOIT RSAaOMiILK J&i .
.: Wo ARTHUR, OHIO.
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
Thli Home, ilnce changing proprlutort, haa
been tliniutily renovated fioin ''top o bgt.
torn." The priwent proprietor offer to trav
eleri the beat aenonipiodatlon in clean and
neat ityle, at low price. Coiae ud try It
Uooil utabllni, and l)orn will b well cared
for. V. Vf. Makhbtt'i "Hua Hue" lUitifnnn
thin Home daily, at H o'clock noon, for the
Kallroad. . l-ly
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO ;
J. W. VARNEtt
Till Hotel li In Uie roont convonlont part of
the city on front St., between Market and
Comer High and State BU., nearly opihmIU
E. J. BLOUNT - - ' Proprietor.
Thli Hotol Is furnished throughout with all
the inodarn iiiiprovemonW. UutHl aan rely
on the best trcatrnont end very low bill.
Utruot Car pa Uili ilueul to and from all
ftirvd fotMU. . .
JgH AM HOUSE.
DR. I.T.MONAHAN . . Proprietor.
This homo, formerly the Isham Ifonse, ha
been thoroughly Mimvatod and beautifully
furnished, tiavlng superior fnlIUo, fyery
Hing will be done tomuke guest eouiAirtalile.
,'HUie alway supplied with IHe iet the mr
Jtet' airvrds.' 'Nicely hirnlshed ' roonn and
oleanest lietli. Good Htnblea. Krery effort
made for the comfort of 'patrons. All ehargos
JJEPOT HOTEL. .
Tbls Hotel, a fow leet from the Itallroad Ke
nt, aud where all travulur on all train flan
thoroughlr repalnid, painted, Ac, and I now
aka meal, ha lust been rrentl enlarrwl and
in wuiiuMi uniur ior ne reception 01 guests.
Train stop ten nilnuUi for niMla, Tinni
moderate, . ,
Corner KUth and Walnut Street, :
. t. OAKKe J, .'flHlIICU, Projirlefor.
1 -fxo.MulMTraj J.ll,tHi!,l.T,Clork.
Thle house ha Irnta entirely Rnflttod and
Reiuoleleil, audi In all Uoapeet a . i ,
' - riRVT-CLARI HOl'KL. , ! '
' At,LTHtI,rolMoTIIiOI. Table
liirpassed by none in, the Went. Ample and
pl'HMant aovomiuoilat on for trarelur. tJlta
tutMih , 04auCU.,rriprltri.
,i-t..i, ,'i .ii 'I'"
! ' '; : -, am! dealer In all kinds of j '
PICTURES, , . ;
:., .... ALBUMS, ,
' '. ", : , :' ,- ';. J FfiAMES,
'' . . t . m '' ' I
Picture Cord and Plotnre Nalli. F
8KTCOPTINO carefully done, and tlie
sniulTest l'l'itnros enlarged to anv alio, and
finished In Oil, Water-colon, or India Ink, or
any otner style that may tie desired, at tne
Large and finely finished Photographs cab
be timde from scratched and faded Picture.
Picture of Jill kind Framed to order, aud
all work warranted to g've satisfaction, i
2 T. BOGGESS,
Taoluoa C. H., Ohio. j
tlrX Can at all timet be found at hi afllce.
TKLTH K XT It ACT KD abmlntely without
pain, and with perfect lafety, by the useet'
bAUtilllHU ua. ei
Railroads. PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI &
ST. LOUIS R. R.
C. & M. DIVISION.
Leave , Clueinnatl.., SiDOa. m.
Arrive, Lancantor.,,; 9:10p. ni,
I.rave Lancaster... 8:15 p. in.
.Vrvive Zuuesvillo... 4:10 p.m.
Iave " ... 4:S0p. m.
Arrive IMttannrr.;'. 11:10 "
P'ilnUehi'ln. 1:H5 '
" Sew York.. SUB i "
. ,.. ooiko.wit
Leave N.York .. 0:90 a. m. '
. " P'iladclp'ia. 1S:40p. ni. ,
." t Plttl)ui'g.... w. ro.r
Arrive - ZancsvHIe .. :)
Leave S " : '. I
Arw , Lancaiter,. 10:80 , j
Leave " ,, )P;40
Arrive Cincinnati.. ftiOO p. m.
10 44 "
. .8:10 "
- 4:00 p in
jJcAETHUE HACK IINE
Charlks W. flAiixiTT, Proprietor
-t-"T-ili. rtm regularly to M' Arthur Station
- W to meet ull train.
flack luave ilcArlliur Post Offlce at 10
o'clock, A. H tomuut Fast WeM at ID
M. to meet the Cincinnati Kxpreas going easlj
at o'clock r. M., to meet the ht, Louis tvpruss
going went, at 5 P. M for Fast Line east,
Will meet the l'arkcraburg, Marietta aud
Zaluski Accomodation on application in pur
eon or bv letter. 1
Order left at the Tost Office, HcArthur, or
uuiulns, promptly attended u.
uue4-J8TJ, CHARLES W. BABNETT.
Americau Submerged Pump,
"The Best Pump in tjik Wobid,"
OUR AGENTS roportover $.100,000 worth of
property sveu rroin r ire tin year ny these
jiunip, being the most powerful force-pump
mum worni.aweii as jUN-r kkkximo.
Hee October number, page 8M, also the Pre
nil utn 1,1st, pace UOtl of the American Airrlcnl
Hee nqtlt'O in VehriiHry uuniber, page 45. Try
turlHt. Till paper never deceives the f armors.
one. If it don't dp the work claimed, aend it
our pumps to do all we claim for tu))) on our
back ana (el your monev. uwwi Bit ANT
Hotol for circulars or orders to the Bridge
port M'fgCo., No. 55 Chambers HU.New York.
Anoruer lor uuieno, j rump secures au
xuhisive sown agenny, . 7-tf.
GBEEVLEAF ft CO,,
WBOLUALt DIALERS IN
Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery, fto.
Pi aud 134 South High Street,
;. M. Saor. of MoArthur. la the t ravel Ilia-
gont (or the above house, and all orders en
trusted to hlrn will receive prompt attention.
antmry id, lei. i, ,
Wlare prepared to do all kind of work done
In a finl elan woolen faotory, uoh a
CAKUINO, BP1NINU and WEAVING.
Satisfaction will be given to all oiireiistomera.
itigneei manet price r aid for wool.
DaipH, Huiton 4Cq. -
KANSAS CENTRAL LAND
MaJ, JOHN W. BERKS, Manager.
Real Estate Business! also havn for all
the lands of the Kansas Paclfle Railway Coin
pany, amounting to over 5,000,000 acres of the
most iMMiraiiie In Central and Western Kan-
we nave n.r.am. and wn I all about the arsut
Keystone HUito o the West. "
.nil n.iui. ...a ..I,-.
oiarun id, iei-eaw
JJORSEME, ATTENTION I .
I V, A Nil O J2,
By 'LRXINOTON. dam DUCATOONBT
WAON Kit, will make theseaaonoflKIS at the
siaiiioni tne stiosnriner, in Portnr, Uallla Co.,
Ohio) will be at the stable of Or. ( line, In
AJ III... vllln . . . . ... , . , , . . .
viii ue at tne stable or Dr. Cllne, In
vlllo. Vinton onunity, Ohio,' trvtiry al-
Kouk, "Will slalldh.r llian.lWl (iUi.uo
ou, for (hoVouglibredi U).0U to lu
sure, Addresi all lutters Ui
ilaruh (4, "U enq. Pluo Grove, oblo,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
' " " ". ;
. L. GO K (4 LI IV K Ws'D.,
nAMUlAt, OHIO. " ' " J
sa; aiso Mill hi tea. Coal Lands, Farms (Vnie
"..n Tor Vfi,.r Kansas cintril Advo-
raui," a iaroiT-coiiimn la
Will attand to prnAisslnnat f alia prfliluillr
,tt .rh Rst!s W W.S.'illFfS
.' 1-1 J 'I'M i t till 1- "j (
Back ngain, darling? O, day of delight!
How I have longed for yon, morning and
Watched for you, pined for you, all the days
Craving no boon and no blessing but you:
frayed tor you, plead for you, sought you in
Striving forever to find you again:
Countiug all anguish as naught If I might .!
Clasp you again ail elasp you to-nigliil j
Oh! I have sorrowed and sufforedaomuoh t
Through the night watches, in daylight's
Since I last answered vour liui loving tonon:
uroaa ueams, :
Anguished by visions and tortured by
Dreams so replete with bewildering pain, j
Still it i throbbing In heart and in brain
Oh I fori dreamed keep me close to your
. .. aide, ... 1 .
Darling, Ohi darling I dreamed you had
died! ,' ' ' ,
Dreamed that J stood by your pillow and
From your pale lips love's half-uttered word:
And bv the liirht of the Muv inornliiar akle '
Wutched yonr face whiten, and saw yourdear
lt..ln. r..l.tA V. WA,la..l 1
Felt your fond Snirer grow chill in my hand:
"uaruog," you wnuperea: "Jay aaningr"
you laid ' - i
Faintly, so faintly, and then you ware dead
Oh I the dark, hours whin I knelt , by year
Calling uon yon to lot and to savet .
Pleading lu vain for sign or word, '
Ouly so tell me you listened tad heard: ' '
Only to say you remembered and knew , i
How all my soul was in anguish for you! '
Bitter, despairing, the tears I shed
Darling, Oh I darling, because yon were
Head I i
, : , - i
Tat, in the midst of the darkneas and pain, I
Darling I knew I should find you again!
Knew as the rose knew, under the suow. '
How the next summer would set them ngloW
co i uiu always, me oreary uays (urougu, j
Keep my heart slugle and sacred to you, ;
Aa on the beautiful day we were wed, I
Darling I Oh! darling, although you have fled.
Oh! the graat Joy of awakening to know : ',
1 did but dream all that torturing wool - .
Oh! the delight my searching can trace
Nothing of coldness or change in your facet
Still is your forehead uufurrowad and fair: '
None of the light Is loatout of your hair;
Noue of the light from your dour eye it fled;
Darliug, OliT how could I dream you are
.. uuadf "
Now yotratre here, yon will alwaya remain, '
Never, Ohl never to leave mi again I
How It has vaniahed, the auguiali of years! I
Vanished nay, these are not sorrowful
Happiuesa ouly my cheek hat impended,
There Is no grieving forme in the world: 1
Dark clouds may threaten, but I have no tear,
Durliug, Ohl darling, because you are here I
A True Story.
Uncle 'Liphalet's Trouble.
"Then you think you would'nt
doit, UollyY said uncle Xipha
let, pulling out the stove-hearth
and poking at the coals.
Nq, I wouldn't, 'Liphalet,"
saia uouy resting ner snining
knitting-needles, while ' she
stirred up the pumpkin simmer
ing in the pot. "The farm's
paid for now, and if we're savin'
we ve enough to last us through.
Why should we harrass our-
selves w' seekin' arter riches."
"'Taint riobes I'd he seekin'
arter, Dolly, but this Mr. Swin
ton they nail him a very
smart young man, Dolly ne
says if the mill ain't rebuilt
the village'll go back'ards, the
farm'll 6ink in vally, and things
will generally run down. You
know Dolly, I never hold back
when I could help along." ,
"I ain't likely to forget, 'Li
phalet, where the oalf and but
ter money went in time 'o war,
nor how you've given to church
and missions, schools and poor
tolks, and everything else any
body'd a mind to draw up a pa
per for. You and I have more
"But this'll be helpin' others,
Do)ly. This Mr. Swinton he's
a very pleasnt young man Dol
lyhe says he'll guarantee the
stock'll pay for itself in five
years, lie says bed rather
build here as elsewhere, because
be wants to help bia native vil
lage, and if we'll all take hold,
and each help a little he can
do it." ' . .
"We've no money to put in,"
said aunt Dolly, leaning back
and fixing her eyes on tho coals
uucle ,'Liph had raked open,
"unless we take "
Unless we take what we
laid by for Rube's oddycation,"
said Uncle .'Liphalet, softly. , ,
"Since God took Rube's ed-
dycashun into his own hands,
'Liphalet, I ye always wanted
that money to lie in the bank
until we'd a plain call to use it
I can't bear to think of its hing
"Nor I, Dolly, but Rube
would wish it doing good, and
this Mr. Swinton, . he says it
might draw thrible what it does
now. we can maybe use the
income in helnin' hoys who love
larnln' fts. Huho did.n ' ; 1
Dolly replied nothing. - After
the mention of Rube's name si-
lenoe was wont to reign be
tween the old CQinie-naln! pjd
CQuple outwardly as crooked,
as gnarled and scraggy .as two
old apple trees that drew, suste
nance from thir rocky fields,
' Tbisj lr, Sin,ton-T"lie came
Pint to, tho farm next day, and
Dolly put on her black alpaca
apron and received him with a
curtesy. A man with less shal
low sympathies . would have
been touched with a kind, of
puyfiilj veuoriiees ior ine odbo
qufous old wo,ian, but to Swin-
,r '..in ri 1 1 I re ' ' '
ton her deference was constitu
tionally agreeable. It . argued
well, too for. -his designs. , He
drew his gloved fingers athwart
his foxy-colored moustache, and
talked business; v ;" v'
"Heaven " helD ' the ' simrjle
' . at - 'r . ' , i
minded old couple now What
is "business to ; them but .
mysterious wonderland, i full of
pyramiaa ' ana spniDxes nuu
statues of . Memnon? What is
a business man but a priestly
sorcerer, with his offerings and
incantations, living ever among
the mysterious?'.''';;" X'j'.Tv.l
', But heaven did help Ihem.
Sometimes it seems to fail peo
pie in their sorest - needs; and
yet things work " obscurely and
very far. around, and who as yet
has seen the end of anything;
Aunt Dolly in her wood rock
er, knif : silently "on the" Jock3
Li -L . ' II .' V ' '1
mat wouia . nring, ner seventy
five cents a pair. Uncle Xipha
let drank in the man's words
with child-like credulity. 5 , ; j
"Let me tell youi sir, man u-
facturing r enterprises are the
life of our villages. ; Compare"
Mr. Swinton drew his compari
sons fluently and ; correctly.
"Were we to , locate elsewhere,
stock would be rapidly taken
up, but owing to our most sin
gular and unfortunate' fires
loss of confidence in the joca-
ton I am strongly, desirous of
conferring ; the advantages" ' of
ine rnui upon my nauve vuiage;
citizens must subscribe," :
"As for '. the risk how i can
there be any risk? ' "Let mo ex,
plain." ; Mr..". Swmton:!was ! a
man oi iacts, unimpeacnable,
immovable facts, that there was
no going back or around. "That
doesn t admit of a question. I
know it to be true why, we've
demonstrated it, sir. Do j you
see. ; ; ;'' j
Uncle 'Liphalet thought be
saw. ' Who could avoid seeing
a square, sharply defined fact,
that was nowhere allowed to
melt away into suppositions or
i "I hain't, but -leetle money
anyway " said uncle 'LiDhalet.
pushinflt back , his rousrh. erav
locks, with his rough, trembling
lingers,. . "Mother an me saved
up enough, leetle by leetle to
eddycate Rube with; but he
(Rube) : died, you ' know, and
the money has lain in bank."
"A thousand isn't much, anv
way," said the man of tens of
thousands, tipping , back ; his
chair, and picking his teeth ele
gantly; but the morale your sub
scription lends is something,
Our very singular and very un
fortunate fires, you see. . The
fact, that men like ourselves
have intrusted their savings to
us give us desirable standing."
Uncle 'Liphalet's vanitv was
touched, but Dolly, with closed
lips, counted her stitches.
"What do you say, Dolly?','
"I've said mv sav. 'Liphalet
In sickness and misfortune we
might fall back on Rube's mon
ey, otherwise I d rather it re
mained in the bank," . i ' :
"A thousand dollars, sir."
continued the old lady, suffi
ciently humbled before this man
of means, "a thousand dollars
that's been saved, bit ' by ' bit;
and laid R In five dollar bills
for a pertickler object, seems
diilerent from a thousand dol
lars that's just one of many go
ing up and down and trucking
around fa business, Bir." ,; ,:
The licht-eved Swinton's
small, light eyes could detect
weaknesses; Artford Swinton's
quick apprehension and tact en
abled him to work up those
weaknesses to his own interests.
When, a half , hour later, he
passed out between the lilac
clumps, he carried on his pa
per uncle Liphalet s subscrip
tion, and in hl pocket uncle
Xjphalet's tank book. - , ; , , ;
"My hand trembles so I hain't
made all the letters very good,"
uncle 'Liphalet had said, aa he
removed his spectacles and crit-
ica,uy surveyed nis lanorea signature..-!
t :. i ; i ;
"We must trust you to take
care of it for us, lir, fotherandl
don't knaw anything about bus
iness." aunt Dolly had said. ' as
she had relinquished the little
blue book. - , , : , ; ;
"Certiirfy, rely on me I do
assure' you I shall rememher
the, circumstances, j Any favor
mat ts, in, my power to ,con
fbr V. ,Mr. . Swinton . had '; ftajd
glibly.' i .''
, Aunt ' Dolly stepped : ta'', tbe
I t,n,I, (.J "i V' H i n H V- H 1
window with her knitting, 'and
watched the man as he struck
a light for his cigar on her gate
post f'Yi;,;i ''"''''' " I '
"I'wish'we hadn't done it,
Liphaiet," said she.' :,!' , J iUj
'"Oh- don't say sol Doily,
"I don't like his eye, and for
all he talks so open and honest
he seems to me like a close
man, a man who keeps some
thing back." ' :"' f ; ;;!
I ,"You ' musn't be ' prejudiced
agin',' him, Dolly,' because he
appears a little yain and flashy.
Men am t now What they were
in our; days.-" He comes of an
honest, obleeging kind of faml
ly, and they call him a ,, very
smar young man. y , v , i
Time with Incidents and id
cidcuts went on, aud aunt Do!
Iyi-ew Used -; to : thinkings of
Kube a money as in Bwinton s
hands. . This certificate - of
stock in the "Native Village
Manufacturing Company," was
carefully laid away, and she no
longer spent sleepless nights
over it, nor sighed when , the
matter was mentioned.
; - Tho mill went up, and the op
eratives eame; real estate rose
again, and the Native village
flourished. Uncle Liphalet ped'
died out early potatoes, sweet
corn, and mutton by the quar
ter: and Artford Swinton, though
he had president, and directors
and clerks, and heaven only
knows what else around him,
was The Company," and
smoked cigars best brand or
none-4-gave ' . the company's
notes nnd ' forever stroked the
foxy-qolored moustache. While
he carried on the cotton manu
facture, he did a more flourish
ing business in the manufacture
of faote. He heaped facts upon
facts U the head of the presi
dent until he smothered that
gentleman in ' facts; he piled
bales jof facts before the direc
tors until they couldn't see
over the. pile; he threw facts
into the eyes of the stockhold
ers unfcil they,:were stone blind;
he gave banks and creditors
security Of facts, and his friends
quafficf .ddwn " the' facts 1 in
the 'social glass. Days when
croqueting ; was dull, the
books were ' "fixed." Boot
keeping, once a science, design
ed to show the pecuniary stand
ing of individuals and compa
nies, now became an easy and
economical method of "fixing"
things. . Now and then, a dm
dend was declared, and the
stream that turned the mill
glittered in the sun like the river
Pactolus. -. Uncle Liphalet put
greenbacks into the contribu
tion box, and thanked the Lord
daily that he was giving him
increase of subBtance.
Then there began to be a
haze in the air through which
had glittered the river Pacto
lus. Swinton said it was smoke
from' the Boston fire. , It grew
denser and denser.
"Smoke , from that--Boston
fire; wind blows it this way
yet, said Swinton, between the
puffa; of his cigar. ,
But smoke has an unpleas
ant effect in men's eves, and
meeting after meeting was held
to devise measures to get out
of ity Uncle 'Liphalet, at these
meetings, sat silent and trem
bling, listening to talk that he
could ho more understand than
the chattering Choctaws, and
was shown statements that he
could no more comprehend than
the.'y inscription on Pompey's
pillar.' The man of facts lounged
in an attitude, of such elegance
as men are wont to assume
when by themselves, and agreed
with' everybody, and was for
"putting this through," and of
fered his facts for this latter
purpose with astounding liber
ality. Alack! the Swinton cig-
.1 '11 ! .
ar sraoKQ, tnougn it rose grace
fully, and curled around the
heads of the stockholders, natu
rally mingled with the smoke of
the Boston fire, and men s vis
ions became more and more ob
i AU at once Swinton was off
to Europe for purposes of self
culture perhaps the man need
ed it, Then were his layer of
facts, his dividends in paper, his
dividends in , money pushed
aside 0, ye gddslwhat a sight
met the gaze, of men, then! Now
the smoke rolled up in volumes
from all quarters; a darkness
that . might bo felt set in, and
, men groped, ; for each other's
hands. : No more did the Pant
tolus glisten . anil ' glitter and
snimmer before their eyes, but
in their ears roared a swollen,
turbid stream,' foaming,' teasing
great cakes of ice up and down,
and threatening to . bear them
all away,, grind .'them up, and
carry mem put ; to tne open
ocean. , . Some of the men coull
talk, and, though, one have fet
ters on bis hands, and brick on
his bead, if he can talk bis con
fidence is not unbearable. But
Uncle 'Liphalet couldn't talk; bo
he picked his way down the
icy steps, groped his way homl
tbrougn - .tne snow-Btorm,' and
rattled, the back' door as a' gig
nat to aunt Dolly to let hua in.
.; ? Are you frozen. "'LiDhalet??
asked aunt Dollv in tprrnr ti
the candlelight struck the white
tOBjK'! Ito"! i iei..i" MI i
Uncle 'Liphalet staggered m,
and sinking on the lounge, cov
ered his face with his hands.
"You needn't tell me, lip
halet; I know what 'tis. re
felt 'twas coming. But, oh;
liphalet, we've helped each
otner through hard times these
fifty years, and we've got each
other yet." '
Uncle 'Liph only groaned. ;
"Maybe the farmH let us
through; we're ; almost worn
out, and it won't bo long that
we 11 be waiting. .With the farm
and each other
"Oh, Dolly, Dolly, you don't
know the worst, and I can't tell
you. , l never . can tell you,
Dolly, never" Uncle 'Liph
staggered part way across the
room, then turned suddenly.
"ihey're going to take it all,
Dolly, everything, strip us
clean, clean as we were when
we began fifty years ago, bouse
and farm and cows every
thing. There's been great care
lessness as well as great wrong;
wrong , and carelessness and
wrong from the very beginning,
and now they re coming. The
law'Jl.let 'em, and it's got to go
-tne , back pastur , and the
woodlot, and the young orchard
and - everything- even J Rube s
grave, Dolly. Oh, God! haven't
I served Thee these fifty years;
why shouldst Thou cast me off.
The gray, scaggy face, with
the gray, straggly hair around
it, was turned toward the ceil
ing. Aunt Dolly went out into
It was stormy, and cold, and
bitter. The sleet cut against
her cheek, the wind raved in
her hair, and the snow drifte4
at her feet, but Aunt 'Dolly
didn't miad it. ' She only want
ed air, and to think. She lean
ed up against the weather
brown clap-boards. Was it
really going, going, going, all
going! She couldn't think, one
word alone whispered over and
over in her brain going, going,
She looked off through the
storm , to the dimly-outlined
maple beneath which - lay
Rube's grave, That, too, was
Heart and brain together
grew numb ; muscles, mvolun
tarily acting, carried Aunt Dol
ly into the house. The voice of
an automaton said :
fit's time we had prayers,
The hands of a second auto
maton open the old book. A
strained voice began :
"The Lord is my shepherd : I
The two automatons fell on
their knees with tears, broken
sobs and half articulations, and
were automatons no longer.
Uncle Liphalet went to more
"I'll fix the back door, Dol
ly, but I don't know anything
whose hand 11 swing it, said
he! " . ',' ''
As for the "Native Village
Manufacturing Company," it
was a boat loaded with stone to
the water's edge. Poor, deceiv
ed and disheartened though
they were, never did men strain
muscle harder than those who
sought to lighten her, but over
the side the water came in, and
she went down.
Then up from the east and
the west and tho north and the
south, came creditors, soekiis
their just dues,' none doubted
but seeming oftentimes '; to be
gnarled and hard-working debt
ors like the fat kine como up
anew to devour the lean. Aunt
Dolly', and :. Uncle .'Liphalet
waited . patiently j tor one to
whom they were apportioned,
lie was not greedy j be allowed
his prey to lie fattening- nntij
the leaf buds swelled ca the li
lacs. Meanwhile, what agonies
Annt Dolly underwent cannot
be described. Whai mast the
crab feel in seeing the stork
straddle along the shore 'and
gobble up his fellows, and knowr
ing not whether hid turn shall
come now or then ? ; " ' 1 'J i
1 Aunt Dolly's ideal creditor
was an iron man. steel-tipped
and brass-bound, when, there
fore, the real creditor one early
April morning swung back . the
little picket gate, and ' stopped
to sniff at the' 'lilac buds, she
closed . her eyes as she ( would
have done in the hands' of ithe
exeoutiopeiv She went, though
and let him in, as if he had coiqo
into his own and his own re
ceived him, . f -
Then she sat down with her
sock-knitting beside Uncle lip
halet Uncle 'Liph shook worse,
and his hair and face were whi
ter thin when Swinton called
three years before. ,
The creditor talked pleasant
ly; so had his predecessor. All
"business men", were to Aunt
Dolly of the Artford : Swinton
type. ; .; v
The creditor opened the sub
ject gently. " , ? .
"I know the law gives it to
you, sir; ; but . it s hard, bard
bringing my mind to it," ; said
the hoarse voice of Uncle "Liph
coming over infirm lips. "Here s
where Dolly and me came when
we were first married. : There
was a heavy mortgage on the
farm; but we said we'd work
ourselves clear, and we did it
sir. We have saved up some
thing for Rube's eddy cation ;
but Rube died, and the money's
gone the ' farm's going, and
were going. I don t know
where we're going." '
The creditor looked troubled.
"Why, sir, there ain't a rod
o' stone wall on the farm but
what I've laid the stone; not ; a
foot o' drained medder land but
I've put down the tiles ; not a
bearin' tree in the orchard but I
grafted; there ain't ohl it'll
be drefful to take away the farm,
Uncle 'Liph laid his ' great
rough hands over his face, and
the tears trickled through ; his
"He don't oughter shed tears,"
said Aunt Dolly, apologetically,
"but he's been so harrassed and
worried he's kind o' weakened
and broke down, sir. But it's
hard on us both to leave the old
farm. Tkere'sZa difference, sir,
betwixt a farm that's bought
for a lump of money, and
farm that seems to stand for
spotted calf, and the cosset
sheep, and the yellow hen's
eggs"'. ' ' . '
Uncle liphalet broke in
"It's rocky, nd don't look
much, J know, but pears to me
men are some like trees ; its
them as had their roots twisted
around and under the. rocks
that it's hardest to tear up. I
never expected to die in the
poor-house, , sir. None o' my
kin ever went there. What
would Rube say ? Why, what
would Rube say, Dolly?
"I've tried hard to realize
it," , said Aunt , Dolly, "in the
night-time, too, , sir, what it'll
be to be sitting by somebody's
else fire a-knitting, him a-bring
ing in their wood, and out here
another than me cannin the
plums, and drying the sage, and
a-spattin up the butter on the
bak porch"' ; ;
"And drivin'the cows to pas
tur' 0 Lordy r broke in the
old man. '' '"'
"But the hardest thing to
lefve Reuben, our son, he
was turned eighteen, sir, is
buried on the farm. It you'll
step to this window, Bir, I'll
show you his grave. There,
down wider that maple.. There's
where befit for oollege, and
when he came to die, it seemed
sir, js if in. that place where
he'd dreamed over his Latin
and Greek of a great futur,'
there he wanted to be left. , He
asked it that morning in a
whisper, ' I hope whoever
gets the farm, Bir, tbey li
keep up the fence around lue
grave. . , . (. ,, , , , .
The creditor choked buck
something in ' his throat and
made a nervous gesture. .' ,'; ;!
lyeep n yuuraon, uiuuiur
keep it yoursell Trade takes
jts own risks, and must bear its
own losses, I'll not come back
on security of which I was ig
norant ,when I accepted the'ob
ligation, , on property that has
become : security through the
dishonesty of the man who, de
deceived me as well as you., My
nuraaDuy wouia snam mo.; , ,
;i ane old couple stared at tlie
man" in a dazed sort "of a "way.
What did he mean this iron
man,' steel-tipped ' and brass-
bound this "business man?"
"I believe I'll be able to catch
the noon train," , said EeJ snap
ping his watch case. 4 ' '
Aunt Dolly followed him to
the door. u .:
'; "P-1 don't, know as I under--stand,
you, sir.'' -";.'-' '' "';")
. "Keep your farm,' ma'am.
rve no moral claim, I'll have no
legal claim to it Goon drying
your sage, and fepattin' up your
butter,' and pray for "Swiufon,
for he needs it if ever a"Wn
Aunt . Dolly : laid her worn
hand solemnly on the man's
sleeve. j Twice she' tried' to
speak and twice she failed." "a
"The Lord bless you, sir, in ;
your basket and1 your store,'- at
your fireside, and among men';
ana u, sir, wnen you grow an
old man and feeble, may He
hold you in the; hollow' of. His
righthand.". ; c. Ufii-Ji ru -lu
Aunt Dolly s thin, quivering
voice swelled to a full toneand
the man inclined his' head' rev
erently. . -: '" ' 1 ";v
"What does he say, Dolly ?"
called Uncle 'Liphalet,' ' ''' ' 1
' The man broke oft a spray of
the brown-green lilac buds and
crushed them, fragrant as ' the
old woman's blessing, between
his palms.- ! r ;:' v-w-
H6w wonderful ' it is, that,
after those who would destroy
our faith in humanity so often
come those who reestablish it
in four-fold firmness! ' ')
Death of John Stuart Mills.
The following is., from: the .
London Daily iTioi, of , May
12th; touching tho last hours of
John Stuart Mills y
Mr. 'Mills ; suffered but; " little,
except in swallowing and from
the heat and weight of. the enor
mous swelling which came pver
his faco andneck.'yet he learn
ed the fatal nature of the at
tack with calmness and resigna
tion. His "expressed1..' clesire
that he might not outlive '. his
lacuities, or sufler from a long,
wasting disease,' was ''.gratified,
for his great intellect Remained
clear to the last moment Jlis
wish that his funeral might be
quiet and simple, was attended .
to by his loving step-daughter
with devoted solicitude. , The
funeral took place in the simp
lest fashion, the French doctor,
Protettant pastor' and Jmyself
alone being: present " with the
family. Prayer was offered at
the grave and the' most touch
ing address was ,' given" by ' the
pastor. Then the beautiful tomb
of his wife was opened and he
was placed by the side' of her
he loved so well. ' " V ,
Mr. Mills' .devotion to ' his
wife was, perhaps. ; idolatrous.
By her giave he made his home
though, as it is said, he knew
the situation was not healthy."
We appreciate, with all our soul,
a man's affection for his ' wife,
the partner of his joys and sor
rows, the mother of: his chil
dren, the keeper of thos-i holy
secrets of love that speak only
in whispers, or tell themselves
heart-beats. Still, we , do
not approve his idolatry to th e
dust she leaves behind - her,
when the invisible self gets rid
of the old tabernacle to Qn'd ,
room in anl ampler', temple, ,
built higher up in , the, light of
God. Perhaps in-this conduct
ofgMiLis "we see the 'logic of
his philosophy, ( It ", bcgnr and
ended in sense. It said mate
rialism and utility were all. It
got no door open in the 'leaden
firmament' of matter through
which a star , oui of the" ppirit
world might drop its light and
distil its music, throuirh which
his eye could , got:a' p,limps!j up
ward into the rcflfA IraulJ'uf, ct
atnfid.. world, jTliot worlil in
spiritually dincprned.,' i v ;-.'
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