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VOLUME J.-Ioo) a
iSS irltetUR, sJINTQN COUNTY;i-i OHIO, ; WEDNESDAY, I;
AUGUST;,; 13,; 1873.;
I' .i !
t imill W IVMiM " J ' ionnn
nM. . u.A.ih... ViMimii elrcuUteii rHB.ii
Or FOHTAUB Within, thU llnuw 01
vi.-TMArthiir KwquT and
ent to on Prw)a one
Bd of .i.b.cribeU for, will be taken
One oupyj we. . .. 15 1 0u eopy,4 mo. 60
ii no imm wivmim m j
Tli iimm oecupleil by 19 linea of thit (Nun
ftui uU rlguw Work-SO cent additional.
On fquara. ? ' I 4 00
Two aijuaro( " . 6 00
. fUreauaMH. 100
rpr iqnarea, i t 00
linn columa, . tfl w
IS 00 r
'iy S00 .
, ' 40 00 u.
l.cil A-l Trtl 00 per aquara for
drat lnirtlou: ami U null, par iquara fot
llwainaaa Crl, not exceeding I JJflM, 5
, "jiftwUfae ou'flnt jnwrtlon of advertlae-
-: ''' SSuaw'jifi un.iWr juimUaera;u' Wpnla
nufiUM HotiM-10 MnUa Jipo. Marriage
'Viarty adrartlMra wtjyile4tff, Jurt???7
' h"?lu.ti ottiepria "l"e'V Til!
oaUnu0d until orawr4 (llcontlnueI, and
iSjvf tbarged econllngl.;' w'tip lI'Tv'A
Tul Iloiiae, wtototi U iUtWjl'fl,' ft 'If
tlent, Rluca changing propriutorii, ia ben
tliorougbly TcuoTatcd aud refurntahtMl, and
the preaent proprietor offra to travelon and
boarder tha bct accommodation!. , .
Good Stable on the premlne. - - '
Jfc- TC1MS MOST BIAgONAaLB miSt
I I Mi M JUJi.L- '.' . . '
0. W. Tinkiam and Urn. Eliza H7
" -i son, PrcpriotorS) "-T
Havtnaleas(rIlT'ti)T, yrf Tfoulil Infortd
tha trarellng publifl and oiilfiri, tlmt tliey
hare thoronglily rauovated and refurnlslioa
it. It i capaoioai and commodloui, and the
proprietor will endeavor to acccrawoUuta all
who may favor them with their patronage.
Luncn aurreii npoa a moment niintu,. ihiu;
will be proTidedlor. Toljacco, yi(j(rt et.,
kept at al liraeATerra nioUoraUi.i -v v
July ln,lI3-iaJ O i-i. JlAUl 2
JJUMiERT HOUSE, : ;
JiMEl WOJtKlf Alf, proror.
K'.tf i Till Honw, (ncachaTiKingprpprletore, haa
banu tliorouglily rauorakd froin top to bot
tom." The pnmtwt proprietor offore to trav
clan the bt accommodatlun In clean and
uat atyle, at low price. Come and try it.
Uood itabllnn aud honea will be well narcd
tor U W. BaaNCrr'tvBna Hue" itarta from
. thli ilout dally, at 11 p'clock noon, for the
.U JUUtoad-.ivit-i-V l-e,r
rJ rMr 11 it if If
HJUl , r-r:! J. '.J.M.
Thla Ilonna front the Steamboat Landing,
and couvculrnt to the K. K. lepob Klvgaut
.ly and rk'hljc nrnlabed Xor couvenienca and
J.W. VXRSTKft-'- i
. - . Propriofor.
Till (Totel 14 In the mUi oonvenlont
the city on. rront St., between Market
MEttlCAlT HTZL. L"
, 3 i lu)iur2fgVJii ttiU MUrf, iiprl; oppoiita
K. J. BLOUNT. Proprietor.
Tbia Hotel VfuraYhed throughout with all
ih u)Odra jmproTemtnt. Uuet can rely
on the Doit treatment ana rery (iw nmi
VStreet Car pm thla Hotel to and 1 rom all
ilroad leuot.' --"
- . Proprietor.
. Thii bou, fo
rmerlylha Iilmm IIoum.
toq auu ihji
""j thing will b done tbiuske gueU comfortable.
Tbl always luuplled with the bust the mar
a.t atriinU. Kicalr furnished rooms and
- ..i-ni..kMjl nHln. .iiiirlf,r fiuilltin. evnrV'
claaneot bed. Uood Htnble. Kvery effort
t' 1 4nad tor the comfort of patron. All ohargea
ialxfa.oitereta. Hji.,.. . -
If. IIERKLK - "Proprietor;
Tkia Hotef a few leet fronf the Railroad Do
m. ami. and where all traveler on all train can
.wi. ukanioiila, iHjut been greatlr enlarged and
ilioroughlr repalnxl, paluled, o.f audi now
a eoiuplacaenlHr for the reception ol gneita.
'rain stop tea) aalnutua fur meals,. Termi
moderate. .oOmAi t HSiM'Ku
JjllAWroitD HOUSE," -l" u '
Corner Sixth and Walnut 8tVeot r . ,
F. T, OAitKI J, T. FI8nKB, Pronrlotora,
sLa ito. UolNTTBg 4 J,B.CVNHii.i,r, Clerk.
Sale bout a. 'bee entirely 'ltetlt(ed anil
emodaled, and I la all He pec t a
. riEIT-CLAI HOTEL.
t lurpauad by. Bona In the WwU Ample and
ulnaaaat aooauanodatloni for travelers. Olv
o. a fail. :ii AJi m W. r"Ptlefo!:i,
It l V 1 1
. rT'.TTLi:,TT' i )''. "
A merioau BubmerpdPamp
AuENTs report over 1300,000 worth of
n "T i ifm f ' r ' i -f a ',
propert' saved from rre thl ear by tltone
pump,'bnlug themut powerful foroa-puuipt
f In the world, aa well aa Kn-Kmkik., I
WAJ Tio OuUibet' number, page SW, also the Pre-
niuna 1,1st, page aua or uie i
i American Aarlcul.
turUL This paper nTordiKolve4 the farmer.
r a Mo notice Ib pahruarw number, page an. i i
Ma Limn... it uunv uv wur. '"i.iinwi i...., .
baek and ret rour monT. aaWKWAUUANT
eur pump to da all we olalm for tbent en our
clraularur r v -r
aVinr foK-olrt'Ulars or onMrl to the Ilrldge.
port MT Co., Jto. 56 Chamber t.,M w x orK.
An order for nln Mo, 1 Purapi aaoures an
oT.'.A.Xt.73tZT7Xt., O. I '
FPICE--fn Second btorv of Diyl' Build
ing, opposite Vinton County National Dank.
July fa. 18T8 ly. 1 ,
Prompt atlentlbu glvt'H lo all lrgul bulnc8
ntrmtetl to hll care- p Si i 1
-Ofllce at his Tehleuce-i-
Feb. . ltm.
T JiIMcQIIIIVEAT. Im
X-TTOiajSJY at Zi-A-yv.
.,','.; MoABTJIUB, OHfQ, j
Will attend nronmtlr ta anr buinei alren
hlxcure and managoment lu any Court of
Vlntou ami euljuliiiuK - eonntio. urriua in
the Court House, up ataira. j . ,
'j,TTOii3srai3ir AT LAW
-' . ..MoAftTflUB, OHIO. ! r
PB08E0UTJNO AtTOBNKT OF VlNTOJt C'OUKTT.
Will practice in Ross, Vinton and adjoining
eouufUM, Ail legal uuKinesa untruaieu vs un
Vf 1 Jrl.
, (j j, MARBLE.'1'
HiSrriOTVftMa or j
Marblo llonumsnta, Tomb!- Stones,
MANTLES, FTJBNITUIIK, e., ',
LOOAIT, t;: iOHlO.
Good Aiaortmcnt of Marble ennalniitly on
and, '.All klniljnf CJCJlKTliBV WOUKdono
oidor in llitl Iin6t atrio, -
' , .-.rr- FRAMES,
Pli tiiro Cord and Picture Nulla, i
' tft?" COPVINO carflfiilly dope, and the
mallett l'I'ituros onlarged to any lzc, snd
finished In Oil. Wntor-colora, or India Ink, or
nhy other atylo that may ba Uonlioil, at tha
LOW KHT BATKg.tv ' J
' Large and llnoiy flnlnhcd Pliotographi can
be inade from xcratcbed and fmleill'ictureii.
Picture of all kinds Framed to onlor, and
all work warranted to give lalisf action.
i--sr V JHUm C. H.. OU..'- i
fiW Con ftt all timet be found at his office.
TkETII KXTllACTKlHabmilutuly without
pain, and with perfect Jiil'cty, by the uo of
LaVUHINU UAii. . el
PITTSBURG, CINCINNATI &
- r ST, LOUIS r; r.
. C. at. BlVISIOlj.
. - . . 'uoiNOSAar. .";'" " .,
Leave' Cincinnati... R:S0 a. m. '-
Arrive Lnucastor... S:10p. m. 8:15 a. ra
I.cnve ' Liini-astcr... S:15p. m. B:il5 "
Uavo " " 4:!!0p. uuJHSSpm
iVrviva .iiuoxvlllo..:. 4:10p.m. 1 10:40 "
Arrive ' I'lHsbiirpr.., 11:10 , 8.15 "
t " r'lumcip'ui. js:w- "v v:oua.iu
f.-.r,"tjiowVork... 8:38 y lKJOpm
Leave If. York .t 0;!y) a. m. 6:00 pm
l"lladclp'la.aa:40p. m. ' 8:10"
ArrUO., .?ncvillj.8':S0., . 4:00 p m
leave r S 'TrB:o' f f ' " 4:10
ArrUo j w.L(Uicater 100- "lllv. 4:15 M
L-aver - ' " ,v 10:40
Arrive "Cincinnati.. 6l p. m.
CCU I;... . 0Tl'.iiSWall.
... .. ,. f. T t .l. Slip'.
W. Baknett, Proprietor
IH run rearnlarly to M' Arthur Station
to movt an trains.
ack leave MoArtliur Post Onice at 10
O'clock, a. at,, to meet Fast Line West; at It
i. so aieet tue Cincinnati itxprc'i going east;
at I o'clock r. sr., to meet the St. Louis Express
HnrwL ai dp. s lor jp asc jl.ui east.
Will meet the Parkeraburr. Marietta and
.aieeai Accomouauon on application in per
aon or bv lottor.
Order left at tha Post Ofllce, McArthur, or
unnuaa, prompuy atienciea to.
nnaa-ima. ' CUAULK9 WnfATlHKTT.
NEW INLtJCEMEUTS. '
WH are prepared to do all kind of work done
in a jim oiaaa woolen lantory, audi aa
CARDINO, 8PININO and WEAVINO,
ntUfaotron will be given to all oureutoroera.
iiignost market price hid for wool. :
; v If i Pii.iok, Huston A Co,
June 5,1978 Jim.
ill Land Agency.
J7" ANSAS CENTRAL j LAND
IX. ' - ' AGENCY ' ' j
. "Sdl WaJi JOHN W. BERKS. Hanaaer.
Real KitAte Dtnlnoisj also have for sale all
the land of the Kansas Pacific Itallwar Com
pany, amounting to ovor50U0.0iX aero of the
most desirable I u Central and Western Kan
sas; also Mill Site. Coal Land. Farms, Cattle
uanciiea, ana uity rroperty in Sauna and the
nolirhlmrlns; towns, for sMo at all time.
Send for tho Kausa Central Advo
eate7' alargalW-coliimn land pnper, see what
wehavefbraale, and mad all about the great
; MttJoljlM), ltJilHAW' j
In every county of esfli State, for a new
Kntlonal Book. . THs lives amd obtbaits
tha Declaration of Indeirandence, the Consti
tution of United Status, and WaahlngUin't
Farewell Address, with 111 line steel plates.
For elroulars and terms, adilresa Johnson
Wilson A Co., ti Bookman St. N. Y.
vuU . fillip!
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I 'lif It. HUH
P E& Sti n ".Q
For His Mother's Sake.
A young man, who had left his home, ruddy
ind vigorous, waa seized with the yellow fe
ver in New Orleans; and, though nursed with
devoted cara by friendly strangers, he died.
laid an aged woman whe waa present; "Let
mklu kit for hit mothtrV
Let me kiHg lilm for lils mother! "
Krd ye lay hint with the dead, ; '
Far away from home, another i.
. Sure may kiss him lu her stoad.
How that mother's lip would kiss III in
Till her heart should nearly break I
. Ilnw in days to come she'll miss hhnl
, Let me kiss him for her sake.
Let me kiss him for his mothorl
Let me kiss the wondering boy;
It may be there Is no other
Left behind to give her Joy.
When the nows of woe, the morrow,
Burns the bosom like a coal,
She may feel tiiis kiss of 'sorrow
Fall as balm upon hor soul.
Let ma kiss him for his mother!
Hemes, ye, who by his side,
Waited on him. as a Imitlicp
Till the Northern atranger died
Heeding not the foul Infection, .
Breathing in the fever-breath, '
Let mo, of my own election,
' Give tlio mother's kiss in death.' .
Let mekisi. him forhls mother I
Loving thought and loving deedl
Seek nor fear, nor sigh to smother,
Oentle matrons, while ye read.
Thank the Mod who made you human, ;
Wave ye pitying tears to shod;
Honor ye the Christian woman
Bunding q'er another's dead. .
Family Reading. IN A THUNDER-CLOUD WITH
BY PROF. JOHN WISE.
The first time I was ever swal
lowed up in a storm-cloud, hap
pened to be in a suddenly gen
erated hail-storm nimbus during
an ascension from Carlisle, Pa.
A hail-storm la not a very large
meteor, but it is very violent in
its gyratory action ; and when
it suoks a balloon into its ver
tical air-hopper, the ceronaut
may look out for a little rough
usage, and not the least of his
troubles' will be a nausea simi
lar to that of sea-'sickneBB, fol
lowing the swinging to and fro,
compounded with gyrations of
the air-ship, I will, however,
for the present, describe an ex
perience of traveling inside of
a thunder-gust for a distance
of nearly a hundred miles along
the Ohio river, in a balloon voy
age from - Portsmouth, Ohio, to
Point Pleasant, about four miles
above Gallipolis. Straight - a
cross the country from Ports
mouth to Gallipolis is not much
over half the distance it is by
the course of the river, but
thunder-storms have a penchant
to trail ', their watery drapery
along river channels.
: The ascension was made ! in
the afternoon, between four and
five " o'clock; and right In the
face of an approaching thunder
gust coming from the northwest
On attaining a height of three
quarters of a mile, I discovered
a second thunder-gust coming
along from the southwest '' My
balloon was situated on the
apejn&r thG two ' lines of " the
approaching storms, and already
gave indications of being gob
bled up in the vortex of cen
tralizing air incident to storm
clouds. I made up my mind to
go into tbe;.whale's belly, not
entirely regardless of conse
quences but being well pro
vided with gas and ballast, I
was consoled with the knowl
edge that I could escape from
this leviathan of the air by
using the means of gravitation
in letting out gas, or of levita
tion by disposing of the ballast
' The two storms were ap
proaohing, as it were, in grand
battle array, with thundering
explosions. The discharges of
lightning oame vivid, sharp and
frequent; and when the two
storms clashed, they became
terrific. It was a scene of aw
ful grandeur. I had a mind to
escape by one qp the other of
the means just mentioned, but
like Lot's wife, I was curious
enough to look back not to be
turned into a pillar of salt, but
certainly to be well shaken
hurled round and round as it
were by the nape of the neck.
The intelligent reader may
here bo reminded that a thunder-storm
is not an accidentally
condensed, irregularly massed
body of watery vapor, as view
ed from the earth, but a geo
metrically formed and individ
ualized meteor, and of mathe
matical precision in its motion
and compensating balances. It
is more or less governed in its
onward progress by the undu
lations of the earth's Burface -the
channels of rivers, valleys
and mountain gorges. These
meteors often take short turns
to pass, into, a deep valley.
When they happen to' plunge
against a mountain side that
lies in their course, they often
become tangled in the moun
tain-top, swaying to and fro
like . things of life, and gives
rise to those destructive moun
tain torrents known as "cloud
bursts." . The rain that would
otherwise spread over a great
surface is by this stand-still of
the meteor poured down against
the , immediately underneath
surface of the mountain side.
It requires no strained ima
gination to give interest to storm
scenes as viewed from above
them in their midst ; and when
it is considered that a balloon
Is not in the predicament as a
ship at sea is in a storm, the
scene may be viewed with an
assurance of safety that is rare
ly felt upon the water. ' The
sea-6hip has two elements to
contend with. : The air whirling
it rouwj in the vortex of a storm,
and the thousand times denser
water1 holding it in its embrace,
brings upon the sea-ship a lev
erage and strain
aqd oraks it to pieces. . The
balloon has but one element to
contend with, and it matters
not whether the current is one
mile an hour or one hundred
miles ; to the air passenger it
is all the same ; for he knows
not that he is moving at all un
less he can see some land
marks to give' him an idea ot
motion. -In a thunder-cloud,
however, there ia a perceptible
motion, not violent, but disa
greeable. The motion is gyra
torya . swinging to . and fro
and: going round in a circle at
the same time and this mo
tion produces nausea like sea
sickness. The huge black prec
ipices of nimbi, or the brilli
antly illuminated lava-looking
cumuli, have not the terror
giving character to the air
passenger that the coral reefs
and leeshore rocks have to the
sea-passenger. The reader Is
now better prepared to resume
the thread of the narrative with
composure, since dashing
against an atmospheric boulder
will not shock him.
These two storms merging
into one having met at an angle
in the course of the river where
it tends off from a southwest
to a northeast direction of
stream, it followed the course
of the Ohio up to the mouth of
the Kanawha river, and there
it made a turn up that water
course. Sailing in this meteor,
I was constantly surrounded
by electrical phenomena. While
the discharges of lightning were
almost incessant, thundering
and crashing out of the thick
vapor with vivid, zigzag bolts
darting down toward the earth,
they never seem to explode near
the balloon. Most ot the time
the balloon was sailing in a
clear atmosphere between the
upper and lower clouds, though
right in front of it, and within
a few hundred yards, the upper
and lower clouds were joined
in the form of a water-spout,
and from this conjoined mast
the discharges were mainly tak
ing place, though occasionally
a more distant explosion would
occur. The central explosions
were so frequent and terrific
that I dare not let the balloon
rook in the vortex, and in order
to avoid this I had to pay but
and gas, causing the
to rise and fall, and by
that means be thrown outward
in the upper cloud, whenevor
the lower cloud had rooked it
too near the central uprising
air-shower. This kind of ma
neuveriW had been learned
from former experience in these
meteors,' l ,i.; 'i -.if; i-vuuj '"
, One . time the 1 ballon gbty 'tip
to the rear of the center or the
vortex between ;'the upper1 !and
the lower cloud that it fell into
the raps of the sun. 7 " This pro
duced one of the rarest specta
cles of rainbow : light ; in the
jjQrm of a perhelion, or aureola,
as it is technically termed, that
iny eyes ever . rested oh It
thre flr upon : this ; black central
cloud-matter a beautiful prjs-
' i : -lit.' i j i: s-i.
mavio arcq ui yari-uoiurou uguti,
not circular as a , rainbow, Jiut
in the form of a twisted ellipse,
caused, no doubt, by the differ-
once of density of. tka Jwateyy
particles acting as the screen.
gazed upon it with admira
tion and amazement AJl this
time the celestial fire-works
continued in full blast, banging
and booming like great guns,
and the hissing of the electrical
streams Qf flra was truly ap
palling. It seemed to me like
the crack of doom; and while
it made my hair bristle and. my
heart bea qqiok. time, it seemed
still to say, "Stand from un
der," because the thunderbolts
Were all hurled downward. So
far as my reason could, direct,
felt it safer to look at it from
above than from below; be
sides, the country below was
mainly forest and river, as seen
from an occasional glimpse
through an open chasm of the
lower cloud. ,
Once the balloon was totally
involved in a mass of orange
colored flame. This was evi
dently "sheet-lightning" play
ing between the upper and the
lower cloud. I was for a mo
ment paralyzed, not by an
electrio shock, but by a shudder
of fright, as it seemed for a mo
ment that .my air-bubble was a
blaze. In an instant more
felt easier in mind seeing that
the lire had not harmed the
balloon. The thought now oc
curred, am I not venturing too
far upon my philosophy of
safety in a thunder-cloud ? Be
sides, my ballast was pretty
well exhaused, and I had been
riding In a storm for more than
an hour, so that I must be many
miles from the place of depar
ture. " ! '
The beautiful grotto of fire
would appear and disappear as
the balloon happened to fall in
and out of the sunbeams blaz
ing in between the upper and
the lower cloud. The balloon
refracting the rays of light pas
sing through it caused the pris
matio arch. The rain was dis
charged from the lower cloud,
and but seldom a few ' heavy
drops would fall on to the bal
loon from the upper stratum!
From the rushing noise of wa
ter, it was evident that the rain
was descending to the earth In
torrents, and this with th
heavy and constant discharges
ot thunderbolts and the remark
able beauty of the aureola illu
minating the interior of th
storm-cloud, gave it more 'the
character of a scene of enchant
ment than one of reality, Therd
was a fearful fascination la the
errand phenomenon; and while
it made one's heart beat" with
emotion and a feeling of awe,
it still persisted in dragging
one along as the soldier j js
dragged along in the thick
smoke of the battle's cannon.
It is impossible , tp; fully and
fairly portray With words', the
condition of mmd and its ; sur
rounding ;, phenomena "when
sailing in the midst of a good
sized thundor-storm. It ia a
sublimity not realizable on the
surface of the earth, grand and
majostio as' these rnoteors , pre
sent themselves to the observer
on terra firma; - "..u .a ,,!
: Having now ' sailed 1 within
the folds of his electrical meteor
for over an hour,; and for a dis
tance of; nearly1 a J hundred
miles! by the course of the Ohio
river; an reviewed it from va
rious j , positions, .1 the .; limited
amounC of ballast remaining on
hand admonished a preparation
for ) "descent'"'1' Before coming
down, a dozen or more copies
of the Poitsmouth daily paper
were thrown ' overboard, 0 and
they ,, were soon drawn into the
vortex ' Of the ' storm. ' One of
them tell into : my" hands again
the1 next day, ; 'as, .will be ex
plained at the conclusion of this
narrative. I now commenced
li descend, slowly ana cau
tiously '.'.In order to look
out for a safe landing place.
As ; this ' prooess was go
ing on, the storm was moving
forward and away from the bal
loon. On coming down through
the lower 'cloud, I found the
surfaoe of Gallia county herea
bout covered with forest ; but
some distance aneaa in, the
line of direction a log ' cabin
peered out from a little "clear
ing," and I struck for this, and
made a lodgment before the
cabin door in the rain, greatly
to the surprise of the family in
the house. Seeing the suddenly-appearing
apparation ' was
nothing more than flesh and
blood, the good housewife cau
tiously, with the door slightly
ajar, ventured the question of,
"Who are you ?" i In drippling
garments 1 and with the most
gentle speech at my command,
I answered, "A stranger, mad
am, in a strange land ; will you
please help me a little ?" Still
holding the door in her hand,
said, "What is that ?' pointing
at the air-craft as it was sway
ing over her head. ' "A balloon,
madam, just came out of that
cloud." The door immediately
flew open,' and at the same forte
she exclaimed, "Come out, Joe;
here's a man in a balloon that
you read about in the paper the
other day." V
The next morning I went to
Small-landing, a few miles off,
to get on a Pittsburgh and Cin-
nati packet to return to Ports
mouth, and there I found one of
the papers referred to above,
and which they told me had
fallen down from a black thun
der-cloud that passed overhead
the day before, much to their
astonishment, until I had ex
plained to them by what kind
of an express it had been cai
ried to the distance of ninety
miles two hours after it came
from the press. -: :.i'.'-i-There
are scenes of our lives
that seem to become as indeli
bly impressed on the tablet of
the brain as is the image on the
photographer's albuminoid mem
brane, and the storm scenes are
of that character.. The secret
majesty of nature therein as
serts her superior divinity, and
makes mad shrink into insig
nificance ' of a " microscopic
monad, with all his boasted in
tellectual; powers, when com
pared to tho intelligence of the
(rreal ltuler of the Universe.
r liawjluiu .:".;v t .Mi! t j ''''
niA-Qrn$il suit is on trial: in
V rl t ts ' ' r tl 1 - 1 i I a
Lea uoanty.'lQwa. , A woman,
who had: some' - trouble in the
churcH, was suspended in con
Boqnence, . but i continued to at
tend IneV'm'eMlngsV and, when
bet lionejnjes j were praying or
exbrtin, made herself conspio
ous by putting )ier hands' over
her ears,' looking anything; but
angeljo. This .' aggravated,! the
brethren &d much that she was
church-rdom;'1 She 'now1' sues
for damages in he'' sum of $0,-
000. I lA .Irtf'Bii-UA-! i'M y,
Itifll Vflf" '"' " '' 1 : !''fil'' j .
t,'' t,!(iw-T - - i v.l
;, God Vnics a Christian noth
ing, but with' a ' design to " give
him something bettor.
American Explorations in Palestine.
Advices from Lieut Steever,
commanding tKe' Palestine Ex
ploring Expedition,' dated June
14th,5 eive' an outline' l6f the
work done this season in Moab.
A detailed te'pbri will , soon be
forwarded, i .They have select
ed and satisfactorily, measured
base-line neW Herban, five
miles in "length.' They have
established suitable'" trignomet
rical stations, and -actually tri
angulated 400 eqnare miles, be
sides having almost completed
the detail of the same, includ
ing the hill-Bhadirig'The- ele
vation above the Bead and Med
iterranean Seas has been - well
obtained. The height . stvfill
important points and elevations
within the triangulation have
been determined, and "meteoro
logical observations . regularly
taken and noted. ' This ' alone
is deemed an invaluable acqui-
sition to geographicaL knowl
edge. Every day's 'work' has
revealed ruins - unknown and
uhmentioned by any traveler.
The Bedouin tell of ruins of
cities a few days' journey to the
south and east, which it is im
possible at this season, to Tisit
In the department of archaeolo
gy and biblical research the ex
pedition has not been , less suc
cessful. r Prof Paine has 'pre
pared a volummous - report .
identifying Nebo and Pisgah.
The expedition would.soon ' go
into summer quarters. 'Lieut.
Steever advises resumption of
work in the ' autumn -Vrather
than wait for the coming spring.
All were in good health and
. . ..?.. ... y,j. f,..i( ;
SplritS. -:.' . .. ' It '" i
The Ienqth op Days. The
days of summer grow longer as
we go northward, ; and the days
of winter shorter, tj , . y
:.JAt iJambnrg, 'the longest day
has seventeen hours, and the
shortest seven.'1 At Stockholm,
the longest day has eighteen
and a half hours. , , At St. Pe-
I . . . . ..... v1. .
tersburg, the longest has nine
teen and the shortest five hours.
At Findland, thbngest 'has
twenty-onb and a half, and the
shortest two and a half hours.
At Wanderbus, in. Norway, the
day lasts from the twenty-first
of May t the second of 'July,
the sun not getting below the
horizon for the .whole time, but
skimming along very close to it
in the norths At 'Spitzergen,
the longest !day ';' last'' three
months and a half ,
; A London newsboy, naving
strayed into gurry,' was brought
before a JuBtice.o the Peace
on some petty charged 'u-r-1
"Where do yotr live V asked
the Justice;"'' '"-,IJ 3B r?J
"Where does she.iiT2"r
"With father". ;imtij i
"Where does' Oliver"'
"Where is their home?" roar
ed the Justice;,rt "," a"0,"":
"That's wheW I'm'troraj 'old
man," said the bo winking at
the Judge;": ;,;'v;.'-,i
"'The' youngVaocal 'was, told
togo ;taCk; there,Hana he
.' ,A tiAPTjil minister in , Cali
fornia, I'it is Vaid testifies thus
oh an important question : "I
came here with the' bid opinion
thai! plenty' of jciae onld ' pro
mote temperance (cause.' Vhen
Iee whole families,' fatlier'and
mother, boys ", and, girlu 'made
drunkards by jtho produce of
their own vineyards', I am con
vinced, th at wine ' making j' is a
curso. ( California is becombg a
State of drunkards. , , ,
"'iicniNO tha war hf I
American officer, (0apt; Porter,
of the Essex, going i into a fight
vun a vessel commanded, by a
noted British captain, named
Winter, pave his orders as fol
lows i ."My men, you see a very
severe winter' aproac'iia ; you '
have only to keep up a " good
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