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1 in.! .'iniv. (I mo. . . 7i Oiiecnny. 4uinit 50
v I'Ot I'AliiC within til.; limits of Vina,
tin " M .-A !-l li ur liNuiuitlill mill Thr flirt
'"', WiturM will uo scut lo mil! persim oim
v 'lir fur fl 01.
. A In iliii'O to iiolilV a discontinuance at t.i
i inliif tin! tiino miliaci'lliutl I'm', will 1)0 III Kr
art tl niiw ennuxi'iiH'iit fur siiiim'.i ipiiiin.
T li'.! Kjniru iici'iiiii"l liT 10 linos of thin (N'dii
iiin'.'i!) lyiio sliull conBtitutn n nuiinve.
liiilu i'.inl 1' i guru Wiirk tiO cenU ailillllimal
3 nio.i. 0 inns, liinoK
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Two k iuire, t 01 7 00 10 00
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i! . insert inn : anil 50 cents jitir miiutro for
. :. Il Hd lltluiiiii ii.M'iliiiii. '
I'.n.sinoss. Ch'iiN, not exi-cwliu (I lims, $5
I .. A.lvftrtiscincnts $1 00 ni'r miiiftre fur
Atl )i Itrt iluo nn 111 I liiBisitlnn of artvei tiHu
liilU nltli regular mlvortiKors to bu ynlil
I..ii,,.. V..tlnnJ1flil.tljnllnn rnw.i,.
Nniii-L'ri nncorillnir to tlio liltoral ity of t Re
Yearly tvei IIkovh entitled to quarterl,
i. ;i II U-.!K.
AimirLinuinontH nut ntlierwii'n orilere.l. will
li.i eontiiiuuil until fnlureil ilixt'ontinueil, anil
( t'linnerly Saiiiln Houtu,)
Z ALES CI, OHIO.
KCUKirr UOAST I'hoi-uictok,
'! iiis Hiiiim!, wlilch la convenient to tlip.lt. 11
'l'!"!, iiit'.e flirt ji tri it ir iiroiiriilois, lm he.
ili.i.oi!!;lily leiiovnli'.l anil refnruiitli(!., ami
Hie ii'Tseiit, i'.irietnr oilera (i) 1 ruvulurs ami
l.t.'ii r'li ri tile li.'ist iie,i.!imi!iioilutioii:.,
li.i'i'l SiiiIiIm on the premise.
Ifc""r:;uus mo.' ui;asonaui.k jji'jr
AUG II MAN HOUSE;
Cr. 7. Tinkham and Mrs. '.
Ilnvinx lenseil IIiIk Hotel, we wonM Infonii
me vraveinisf piniiie ami okkm !, that llie
have I It'ii-oii irltl v renovate.! ami lei'.irnMie
il. It is -.-l :n-i i.i- ninl eoniinoiliinis, ami tin
e.i:o only r.tvnr inein Willi ineir t . 1 1 iiun.-'
.:K-nit ,iii eiiMetiv.il' u invrmmn.iat.
I. in. ,ii Mern-ij upon a iiioiiieiiis imT v. TemiiB
i;i ne pioyiiie.l lor. i iii.ai'.co. Ciaai, cu.
i.ep.' Hi ail tr;.e-. terms in., te.iil.'.
Inl.. ill. 1KVI (li.i.
1 LlilUiT IKHTK
.) lIK-( Vt'OltK'.t AN, l'ropi ietor.
'i in- i '. nu!-', !in e eliai'.i:in' pr.ij , icim - . lm
'".il I ui;cl;l iuiiinaii l Ifiiii l,u.i. to l..'
mill." I Uii'iilVhCllI tiin:il ietof One!' lo ll:'V
lie. ll. t lieiMMllillOtlal-i'.ll, ilt- el'Mo .l.lll
nent .-i; 1.', a' low pni;i'n. Coitie an I Iry n.
luinl -.1 al.l i ti r. anil lim-ies will I"' we i'i .'li
thin ilniiKeilaily. at 14 o'clock no!Mi, lor iic
' Oi', l . V. . li All Mil I'll "lillH lull!" Mil. I; Oil
I. Mill .'l. . in ciy
O IOCS IIO.USE.
t Oil. MAHKKT AND I'llONT .ST'tl.
Tlii.i Untile fionts Hie Steiiniliimt Lainlinir,
jii;i convenient lo tne I!. K. IM iiol. I' lenat
I . - .I t., f :. 1....1 ! .. '
i. i.i .ii int. i mi iiioiiitii ii.i coin ciiieiu v an
1. V. WVUXKIt .
'i'lils lintel Is in tha most cnnvfiii lent part of
hid city I'liint m netweuii jiniket ami
Corner High itml SUto Sts., nearly opposite
K. .1. 11 1.UU.N 1 I'luiii'lolor.
'I'll is Hotel is fiirnl-'.lic;! tlivoiiltoitt with all
liie inintei'ii iniH'ovemi.iti. tlnesls can rely
tin tlm Insl. treatment ami verv low Mils.
Struct 'urn i.h tills Hotel to ami from all
Kill 1 1 Ollil IJitpulil.
. .T.AO:ECS02sr, OHIO.
T. M. HUDSON,
1 lii.s liiitirte Ii.m Iiccm llii;roulily i( novati'ii
ninl lii'iiHtilnlly fit rnislieil. iiavinir xtiiierinr
I'.icilli ies, cveijl.liin-- will lie (lone to make
Kiii Hi i ciiiiuo, lanio.
CHI LLICOTH E, OHIO.
SI. M K.I! K I.I'. 1'roinietni'
I'lils l lolol.it r.-w Icet fiiitn lltu Unllroiiil lo
jim. ninl wlieru all travclcm on all imiiis can
iiil.o ine.'ils, linn Inst lieen Rrently enlnrirvil ami
Jlio!oiilily riipnlriiil, iiaintoil, An., ami is now
In eontileti, onler fur ilio nvciitiiin nf irnesti.
TrniiiM mop tun minutiM lot- meals,
lilt) let ate
('iirnur Sixth ami Walnut Slruels.
K. I. O.VKKS .1. T. KIHIKH. t-roprlnlorf
.T(). MolxrvitK .t J. ll.C'ONN'Ki.i.v, t.'leiks.
TIiIh lionso lm.s been mttlmly Dellttoii hiiiT
lU'iiioueii'ii, anil is in aiiKuspuctu
Ai.l.Tittt r.t'XfiiiKs oi'TiieSkahon. Talile
miruuHHtiil ly iionii in lltu West, Amitluaml
lilinisjiiit. nuciimtiiiiilntlniii tn travelers. Ulvit
n et.ll. DARM CO.. I'roill'ietors,
merlcau Submerged Pump.
"The Best Pump in the Would."
OUR AIJKNT8 report over !K,000 worth of
lirnporty Hnve.l trout I' lro tins year liy tliuno
jnuiipK, ItcliiK Hie iniiHt powerl'iit forno-piinipj
In tiitt wot lil, nn well an Non-Kiikkzino,
Men October niunber, piiife 81K), lao tlio Pre
mium List, pnrollliaortliu Amnriciin Ari Ii'iiI
tiirlst. Thin paper never deceive" Hie fin inei-jt,
Hounollue in Keliniarv niimbor, pn)te45. Trv
one. If Itilon'tiio tliu win k ciitlinnil, xcnil ft
buck nml net your money, its WK W AHK ANT
our imtti )n to ilo all wi claim for tliem on our
Keinl fur cl'.i'iilni's nr ovilerit to the llrlde
ioi t M'fVI'o., No. 55 It amber- Ht..Now York.
Anoi'ilor for nine No. 1 I'liiiipn ueourc- an
oxolimlve town ttKOiiej:. "7-tf,
Vrompt fitientlon given lo all legal Imis'Iiicm
ntrusteil to bin care,
( illlce at liis resilience.
ATTOEKEY A I1 A. V7'
M'ahtiiuii, s o.
ort'ICIi In Secoml Hlorv of Davis' lluilil
In.ir, opposite Vinton County National llanlt.
July at). Itva ly.
Will attcnil prom plly to tiny business given
bis cure ami innnait'eineiit in anv Courts of
Vinton uinl uiljolning' comilius, OKVtuK lit
tlie Court House, up stalls,
A.TTDi,2.T-J2iyr A T LAW
PiiosKciTiNo Attoiinkyop Vinton County.
Will practice In Hons. Vinton ami ailiolnlnir
counties. All lesal liuslness cntriistcil to lii
care promptly aiteinleil to.
R. HIQ0INS & EltO.,
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stones,
MANTMIS. FUnsiTUKK, ie..
IiOOAN, - - - OHIO.
(Jonil Assortment of Warble constantly on
IihiiiI. All kimlHiif C'liMKTKUY WOl'.K ilotie
to older in the llnist stvlu.
J. HILLING II URKT,
an.', dealer la all kinds of
Picture Conl nml Picture Nails.
&hr COPT1XO carefullv done, ami the
- 1 1 , i . i i-r-1, i i-.-iiircs cniareii lo anv size, ami
llnislied In Oil. Wiiter-ciiliiis. or India Ink. or
any other style that may lie desired, at the
il.O liST l ATliS,
be made from scratched and faded Pictures.
I.lll'ge and lltielv linblted I'hnlninin.lw .'in,
rii iiues ol all kinds 1' rained to order, and
n win s, waiTiiine.il to give sililsiaction.
T. HOGG ESS,
TV. ' 1 ,si.'. 'i ;,.-. i i: I
Jaolison C. H., Ohio.
Jfl.'-jV- Can lit nil times be found nt Ills olllc
i'l.l-.ril KXTKACTKD absolutelv witliout
mill, and with perfect safety, Ity the use of
i,.n.uiu.if i.i.i.. ei'.i
Allensville Wonlen Mills
Wk aru prepared to do all kinds of work done
in ujirM class woolen factory, sueli as
CARIJINO, KI'INIXO and WKAVIXt
.Satlfitctlon will lie given to all oiirciislomors,
Jiigncsc market price HAH) for wool.
Dillon, Hcbtom & Co.
.Iiino 5, 1873-3ni.
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad
Great Through Passenger Railway
to all Points West Northwest and
This is the Short Line via Indianapolis.
The Great Tliroiigh Mall nml Hxpross Pns-
scnger l.iue to M. i.ouls. Kansas Citv, St. Jo
seph, Denver, San Francisco, and all 'points 111
.Missouri. Kansas nml ( nlm t in
illiiiumolis. I.afavette. " Tene llititln. Cum
Tile Hltortst and onlv- illt'ci.t fnnln ti T
I... I 'I... k:....i. I.i r. i.. .........
.nun,:.., juitniiuKee, ot. i-aiii, nnu all points
in the Northwest.
Tito Indianapolis, Cincinnati A Lafavcttc
liaili'oiid, witli lis connections, now oll'urs
iaM.'it 1,'ei s more facilities in Tlmuurh c.,ii..ii
I". , t , I" "'Kneel, I roil it, l.urilllglol),
ami sleeping Car Hervico tliiin any other line
moil i.iiit niiiiiii, uiiving me niivaiitagu or
i.oii iv i is is i.ilv. nr. .insen i. i'.,ni- i.. ii...
iiuiiiigii i.iiiiy i ars inini ciiicinnntt to St.
llngton, ( liicago,Onialia,ami nil Intermediate
Points. Ilicselltill to Colonists nml l.'iuiilli,.a
such comforts and accommodations as are
tiiii.iin.'il ny no inner lOIILii.
Through Tickets ami llaggngo Checks to all
TialiiR leave ('Inclniiati at 7:30 a. ni a:0O it,
... mill I , iiAj . ill.
'rickets can lie obtained ut. Vit. 1 Ttn,iw,i.
House, corner Tlilril mid Vine, Pulillc Ijinil
Ing. corner Jlnin and ltlver: nlsn. nt I)..i,..t
li.niiui- i nun nml reiiri streets, t. inciiinatl
lie sure to iititvluisn tii.L.o. vin i.i.H.........
oIIb, Cincinnati Al.al'aycllo Itailroiul.
Master Transportation, Cincinnati.
Master Transportation, Cincinnati. C. K. LORD.
Chief Ticket Clerk, Cincinnati.
JJc ARTHUR HACK LINE.
CllAULES r. DAIlNKTr, Pl'Opi'Il'tOI'
WILL run relriilarly to M' Arthur Station
to meet nil trains.
Hack leaves JIcArtliur Post Orticn at 10
.t'.,M.tr A U lex ..inn. li-..,. . 1 ..... .. . ..
iu. in ii no; uieiinciniiati Kxpresi going cast:
o'clock P. u., to meet the Ht. Louis KxpresiJ
ffil"? wont, at 5 P. X for Fast Line east.
Will meet tlio ParkerMliuig, Marietta anil
Zaloskl Aci'oinoilailun on application in per
son or by hitter. . 1
1 . V . " r .I'l" tTOHII,ltl
umers lore nt the Post Ollloo, MoArlliiir. or
Ilunilii. iintniullv i.llun.l..,! '
Uno4-lTOl. CII AltLKU W. HARNETT.
In OVPrV rniinfv nf nu..h Cl....
Xatlonill Hook. (TIIKI.IVKS and pohtiiaitr
THK PKKHII.KNTH) with fan simile copv ('
i JtcclH, ,, r rmlepcndonee. the Coiistl
t itlon of United Hliilea, ninl Wiistilinfion'.
rainwell Aililrcsii, Willi 10 linn steel p ates.
Kor circulars nml Lum. ..i.l. ......
Wilson Co., f Jtcekiiiin'st. N. Y "
Selected Poetry. "Wants to be an Editor."
The, oili tor sat in bis ninotiiiii ami looked the
ol I tiinu in ills eye.
Then platiciiiK ut t lie frriiiuiiiK younff
liopetul,ail n i ou t ti f u 1 1 y untile l itis reply :
" Is your son a siniill unbonil cilition of Muses
anil Holomoii botlif
Can be compass liU spirit in meekness, ami
tilTitiiKlo a natural out It v
Cnn hi) ii'iivo all liis wroitKS tn the fiiline ninl
carry his heart in bis cheeky
Can In) ilo mi hour's work In a minute, anil
live on a sixpence a weekv
Cn 1 1 bo courteously talk t tan C'U!il,aii.l lirnw-
beat an linpiiileiitiliincef
Can be keep things in appleplo-onler n.'i.l ilo
a llall'-ilo.en ut once?
(.'an be press all tlio springs of knowledge
Willi quick anil reliahle touch?
Anil 1 e sure that lie knows bow niuili to know,
anil knows how not to know loomucliy
Docs ho know bow to stir up bis viitue, anil
put a cbcck-reln on Ills priilvf
( nn l o carrya gentlimim's nianiieis witli ti
Can lie know all, ami do all, ami bu all, with
cbeei fulness, courage and vim?
If so, we pirhnpscnn 'ho ninkiii1 an editor
outen o' It i in . ' "
Tito fanner stood curiously listening, with
wonder his visane o'crsnieiid:
Anil lie said, "Jim, 1 guess we'll be goln', lios
piuoiioiy ouiui ins tieiiit.''
Selected Poetry. "Wants to be an Editor." Family Reading.
Midnight and Noonday.
BY ECCE FRATER.
"How strango many things
appear, as we look back a few
years;" so remarked a parish
minister, one evening as he sat
before the flaming fire, as it
sparkled through the iron
"Yos indeed," remarked i
kind hearted 'little woman
who sat busily sewing be
side the stand, on which
burned a small lamp.
"But what made you use that
remark; husband were you re
ilecting on the . past,? "Yes,
my dear, I was just thinking
that my life had been one of
"Midnight and Noonday "shad
ow and sun shiue, sorrow and
joy, want and plenty, and with
al very varied." "Very true,
such may be said of every one's
life, I presume."
"Not in the sense I can say
it. Evdry one has not passed
through what I have, every one
has not struggled against the
siime disadvantages. That all
men have had their 'up and
downs,' I have no doubt, but
many have had advantage fol
lowing advantage, from earli
est childhood ; kind parents and
eminent helpers, and I cannot
say that any of those advanta
ges were mine.
"Yes, but you must remem
ber, that the best advantage
any one can have,is a Z-WGod,
and an earnest, and moltite
"All that is true, yet we all
need curtain aider and abettors,
in this world, in the shape of
mankind, and when wo do not
havo them, we labor under
many and great embarrass
ments. Wo should not neglect
to trust the kind Father in
Heaven, but it would bo so
much better, for us all if we
had plenty of earthly friends to
help us also."
This conversation composed
the substance of remarks pass
ing between a country parson
and his wife, on a certain win
ter evening not many years
ago ; and shall suttico for our
"I say that ho shall not go
to school to-day. I havo some
thing else for him to do. When
ho gets btarted once, there is
no getting anything out of him.
School is all he thinks about,
and you are inclined to favor
So remarked a guardian of a
poor boy, whom a man of the
world thought too much inclined
- i .. I 1 tm i . , 1
iw uo iu Bcnooi. "liur.. finiii n
ady standing in the ihrf "you
must not prevent tho child from
getting an education."
"I guess one day will not
hurt him much."
"Just one day would not,
but you koep him out of school
lor almost every, fnvilous
"I keep him at homo when I
need him." "You keep him out
of school bajf tlio timo to do
ittle chores' that you could,
do yourself and not- miss,tlie
tuao.' (....rti;; X
"I did not take that boy, to
raiso him up in laziness, and
if I allow you to have your way
and him his, I will spoil the
lad, so I shall. Keep him at
homo to cut wood to-day!" ;
"I hope you will not persist
in keeping Willie out of school,
for tho child told me in tears,
that ho could not keep up with
his class, and stay at home over
half the timo. I found hini cry
ing this morning because1, you
told him he must stay at home
to-day. You will so .dis
courage the .boy ; that . lie
will never bo anything I fear."
While this talk was going
on Willie been at the barn feed
ing, and just now came up an
"I do want to go school, f
when I stay at home, the othdr
boys get ahead of me, and the 1
it is hard work to catch up, an I
I have been put back twics
since I commencedv going, 00
account of being kept at homi
"Do you go out there- ana
handle that ax, and see how
much wood you can chop, or
I'll put you back in a way you
This last remark settled the
whole matter, for Mr. Lorenzo,
the boy's Uncle, was a resolute
and very stubborn man, and his
orders had to be obeyed.
If you could have stolen up
behind Willie, as he tried to
chop wood that morning, you
could have heard him sob, and.
when ho stopped the swing of
the ax, it was only to wipe the
big tears out of his eyes so he
could see where to strike.
Any parent, or guardian,who
prevents those,, .enti:usted,..to
their care from a regular and
prompt attendance at school,
should be held to answer ' be
fore the law, especially in a free
The day wore away, poor
Willie,all the time thinking how
he was losing ground.
The cold-hearted, Mr. Lo
renzo, took his ease, and calm
ed his conscience by telling
Willie that night, that "he was
a whale to cut wood," but the
poor boy went to bed that night
as he had often done before,
with a sad heart. Tired little
form, soon go to sleep, so af
ter the accustomed "Our Fath
er" had baen repeated, with the
"Now I lay mo down to sleep,"
Willie fell asleep to dream
the following singular dream
to be continued.
A young New Yorker, spend
ing a month with his uncle ia
New Jersey, wroto thus to his
mother: "The peach trees hera
arc too slippery forme to climb,
undo won't let mo sail boats in
the milk nails : there's no
bird's nests around that I can
see : a smaller uoy tnan 1 am
. 111 j 1
who plays with me wears a
gold chain, and I want to go
Owing to the increase in the
price of lager-beer in Frank
fort, on-the-Main there has
been a riot of large pro
portions in which sixteen
breweries were turned inside
out, twelve persons killed and
Down with the Rings.
Down with the Monopolies.
Down with tho Salary Grab
bers. Down with Credit Mobiliers.
Up with tho Farmer.
Up with tho Laborer.
Up with the Artisan.
Up with tho Mechanic.
Up with tho People.
The Democratic party is the
political foe of every man who
cannot stand unon his nlat-
form it is the political friend
of ovory man who can adopt it,
Our Platform. The Punishment.
that gallant gentleman and wise
Prince, Edward i, set out for
tho-coiKpaest of the Holy Land
accompanied 1 by : his queen.
Among-the, many knights who
followed the valiant king, was
one named Sir Francis D'Essai,
an'admirer of the beautiful Eva
Clare, a young lady attendant
upon the queen. The fair maid
did not recognize his attentions,
bul bestowed her smile3 upon
Sir JTenry, Courtenay, a young
knight distinguished for his val
or,! and judgment. . D'Essai,
termined to possess the young
lady at air hazards As queen
Eleanora and Eva, with an es
cort commanded by D'Essai,
were proceeding on an pilgrim
age to the Jordan, a band of his
satellites, dressed as Arabs,
suddenly attacked them, and
carried off the maid to the cas
tle of tho Old Man of tho Moun
tain, where D'Essai shortly re
paired. Soon Sir Henry Court
enay heard of the outrage and
comprehended the plot. lie
rescued his lady love, took the
false knight prisoner, and had
him conveyed to Acre for the
punishment ho so richly deserv
ed at the hands of his brother
knights. The particulars of the
awful ceremony of degradation
are thus recorded :
The great Church of Acre
was thrown open, and knights
in brilliant armor, and Templars
and Hospitallers in the h'abilla
ments of their orders, bishops
and priests in the sacred robes,
and vassals in their holliday
array, crowded up the long
aisles, and filled the spacious
choir, as though eager to wit
ncBu Boma ilenclid cvomoniaL
But instead of georgeous deco
rations the wainscot and win
dows were draped in black, dif
fusing a luneral glooin over all;
and the solemn reveberation of
the tolling bell seemed to sound
a requiem over tho 1 grave of
Sir Francis D'Essai had been
tried in a council of his peers,
and found guilty of treason to
religion and knightly devoir,
and this day, the anniversary
of his admission to tho rauk of
knighthood, his companions in
arms, the vassals whom he des
pised, and all those actuated by
curiosity or eumity, were as
sembled to witness his degrada
tion. Eva shuddered at the
terrible doom of her former lover
De Courtenay, with instinctive
delicacy, had obtained permis
sion to absent himself from the
scene on a visit to tho Holy
Sepulchre. As king-of-arms
and first in rank, it was the du
ty of King Edward to preside
over the fearful ceremony,which,
by the true and loyal, was re
garded as more terrible than
At tho first stroke of tho
great bell tho pursuivants, with
Sir Francis for the last time
in his knightly habilliments,
conducted him from the"Cursed
Tower" toward the church. As
they entered the door the dole
ful peal sank in silence, and af
ter one awful moment his fellow
knights, with broken voices,
began to chant the burial serv
An elevated stage, hung with
black, had been erected in the
ccntro of. tho nave, and upon
this tho pusuivants, whoso duty
it was to divest him of every
outward insignia of courage and
truth, placed the culprit in full
view of all the vast concourse.
When tho chanting ceased,
King Edward spoke in a voice
that thrilled to every heart:
"Sir Francis D'Essai 1 thou
didst receive . the, sword of
knightho; : 1 Iroin tho hand of
the good St. Louis, dost stand
bcfbr'e'W ' this -day .'attaint of !
iiWrJ.n, ft"KU A'u:. !l
iiiimiiii -w. viuuj lUJU UUI,
and the lady of thy love. Where
fore thy peers have willed that
(lie order of knighthood, by
which thou hast . received all
the honor ajid worship upon thy
body, be. brought to nought, and
thy state undone, and thou be
driven forth an outcast and dis
honored according to thy . base
deserts." Instantly the brazen
tongue from the belfry ratified
the fiat and announced the hour
At tho word, the squire, with
trembling hand, removed the
henilet, the defense of disloyal
eyes, revealing the pale, and
haggard countenance of tho re
creant knight, and the choir
resumed tho mournful dirge.
Then each pursuivant advanced
in his order to perform his un
welcome duty. One by one the
knightly trappings of D'Essai
were torn from his body, and as
cuirass, greaves, brassarts .and
gauantlets rang upon the pave
ments, the heralds exclaimed,
"Behold the harness of a mis
creant." Trembling and bent beneath
the weight of shame the craven
stood while they smote the gol
den spurs from his heels, and
broke his dishonored sword
above his head, and the terrible
requiem wailed over the perish
ed emblems of his former inno
cence. Tho Grand Master of
Templers then entered upou the
stage, bearing a silver basin fill
ed with tepid water, and the
herald, holding it up, exclaim
ed: "By what name call men
the knight before us ?"
The pursuivants answered,
"tho name which was given
him in Baptism the name con
firmed to him in chivalry is Sir
The heralds again replied:
"Falsehood sits upon his tongue
and rules in his heart; he is a
miscreant, traitor and infidel."
Immediately the Grand Mas
ter, in imitation of baptism,
dashed the water in his face,
saying: "Henceforth be thou
called by thy right name
Then tho heralds rang out a
shrill note upon the trumpets,
expressive of demand: "What
shall bo done with tht false
hearted knave ?"
King Edward, in his majesty
arose, and in a voice agitated
with a sense of the awful pen
alty, replied : "Let him with dis
honor and shame be banished
from the kingdom of Christ ; let
his brethren curse him, and let
not tho angels of God intercede
Immediately each . knight
drew his sword, and presented
its gleaming point against the
uow defenseless DJEssai,crowd
ing him down the steps to the
altar, where the pursuivants
seized him, forced him into his
cofliu, and placed him on the
bier, and the attendant priests
completed the burial service
over his polluted name and
perjured soul. At a sign from
the King, the bearers, took up
the bier, and all the vast con
gregation followed in sad pro
cession to tho city gates, where
they thrust him out a thing ac
cursed, while tho great bell iii
tho lofty tower of tho cathedral
told the talo of infamy in tones
of terriblo significanao : "Gone
gone gone -virtue, faith
and truth 1 ' Lost lost lost
honor, fame and love 1" From
Gunnel's hoary height to Ta-j
bor's sacred top, each hallowed
hill and valo reveberatcd the
awful knell : "Gone and lost
lost and gone 1" and the breeze
that swept the plain of Esknu
lon caught up I lie dismal echo,
and scorned hurrying across tho
Mediteraneau to whisper to the
chivalry of Europo tho dreadful
story of bis. degradation
'" Stung by 'tho -.weigh it li : woe
L1':l.a.4.. Mett upoii hini, the
miserable D'Essai rode and
gazed across the plain! An
arid waste spread out j before
him like the prospect of his own
dreary future,' blackened, and
desolate by the reign pf evil
Life 1 what had it been to
him? A feverish dream, a
burning thirst, a restless, unsat
isfied desire! Virtue honor
truth idle words ; their sol
emn mockery yet rang in his
ears. He ran he flew any
where, , anywhere to flee the
haunting thoughts that Trooped
like fiends upon his track 1 He
neared the banks of the river,
its cooling waters, rolling on in
their eternal channel, promised
to allay his fever and bury his
dishonored name in oblivion.
He plunged in that ancient
rive swept him away, the river
Kishan; and as ho sank to
lise no more, a deep voice ex
claimed: "So perish thine ene
mies, 0 Lord.
Why Clover Improves the Soil
Prof. Voelcker thus explains
the action of clover in increas
ing the fertility of soils : "All
who are practically acquainted
with the subject must have
seen that the best crops of
wheat are produced by being
preceded by crops of clover
growing for seed. I have come
to the conclusion that the very
best preparation, the best ma
nure, is a good crop of clover.
A vast amount of mineral ma
nure is brought within reach ot
the corn crop, which otherwise
would remain in a locked-up
condition in the soil. The
clover plaiits take nitrogen, from
the atmosphere, and manufac
ture it into their own substance,
which, on decomposition of the
clover roots and leaves, produ
ces abundance of amonia. In
reality, the growing of clover is
equivalent, to great extent, in
manuring with Peruvian guano,
and in this paper ot mine I
show that you obtain a larger
quantity of manure than in the
largest dose of Peruvian guano
which a farmer would ever
think of applying. It is only
by carefully investigating sub
jects liko the one under con
sideration that positive proofs
are given, showing the correct
ness of intelligent observers in
Let Them Fight it Out.
In many homes indications
of a storm may be traced for
days previous to its bursting
forth with full force. Mean
while, a stranger might judge
from tho quiet, serious aspect,
and the few measured words of
the belligerents, that they had
recently been . converted and
joined the church. Pent up
fury sometimes make people
freezingly polite and dignified,
who are never so at any other
time. It is never wise for
strangers to interfere in any of
these storms, as they are more
than likely to be the ones who
receive the "ducking " For
when the rafters quake, the
clapboards shake, and tho very
foundation seems to give way
to oaths, threats, twits, flings,
and imprecations, and a good
Samaritan thinks that some
thing must bo done at oncrj to
bring about a reconciliation
the, storm suddenly ceases, and
tho enemies kiss and make up,
and both turn and abuse tho
A glass gold-fish globe,, nil-
ed with water, ict fire to
sleeve ot a lady s dress in
Haven, the other day, by con
eentrating the rays of the sun.
Quito a largo hole, was burned
before tho fire was founc
And tho innocent gold-lisli m
the globe didn't know it (was
warm at all.
Orlon. What Breaks Dowa' Young Men.
; It' a Ci.'nn 1 ? ' . ; '.
notion that liird dudy.tU'XX
unhealthy element of' College
life. But from tables of the
mortality 1 of Harvard Univer
sity, collected by Prof. Pierce
from the last triennial catalogue
it is clearly demonstrated that
tho excess of deaths for the first
ten years after graduation ia
found in that portion of inferior
scholarship. 'Every; one who
has seen the curriculum knows
that where Easchylus and po-
iiuvtit 4J 1 Lil i a uuo,
late hours and rum punches use
up a dozen, and the two little
fingers are 1 heavier than the
loins of Euclid. ' Dissipation is
a - euro .destroyer, and every.,
young man who follows it it is,
as the early flower, exposed to
an untimely frost Those who
have been inveigled into the
path of vice are named legion.
A few hours' sleep each night,
high living, and plenty of
"smashes," make war upon ev
ery function of the body the
brains, the heart, the lungs, the
liver, Sfthe spine, the limbs,
the bones, the flesh, every part
and faculty are overtasked and
weakened by the terrific energy
of passion loosened from re
straint, until, like a dilapidated
mansion, the earthly house of
this tabernacle falls into ruin
ous decay. Fast young men,
right about. Scientific American.
Interesting Discoveries in Egypt.
The new discoveries in
Egypt will add plausibility to
Wendell Phillips' lecture on
the "Lost Arts." It now ap
pears that the smelting of iron
was carried on in Egypt from
the very earliest period. Mr.
Charles Vincent, is an English
scientific journal, sets forth
some new facts in reference to
this subject. In the sepulchres
of Thebes may be found deline
ations of butchers sharpening
their knives on round bars of
iron attached to their aprons.
The blades of the knives are
painted blue, which fact proyes
that they were of steel, for in
the tomb of Ramases HI, this
color is used to indicate ' steel,
bronze being represented by
red. An English gentleman
has recently discovered, near
the Wells of Moses, by the. Red
Sea the remains of iron works
so vast that they must have
employed thousands of work
men. Near the works are to
be found the ruins of a temple
and of a barrack for the sol
diers protecting or keeping in
order the workmen. .These
works are supposed to be - at
least 3,000 years old.
The sudden collapse of the
great Republican financiers,
Jay Cooke & Co., Fisk & Hatch,
Henry Clews & Co., and many
lesser lights of the Republican
system of governmental stock
jobbing, furnishes a stunning
commentary on' Indiana Mor
ton's late speeches, which were
vain-glorious eulogies on the
fictitious enterprise and pros
perity of tne country, illustrated
by those now defunct concerns.
Morton rushed to New York
and tried to patch up the broken
breeching of tho party's finan
cial teams, but it was "no go,"
and all tho leading princes of
shoddy are dethoned ' and flat
on their backs. They have,
too, dragged down many others
with them. --
United States by whom signa
theU'ure is to become a law." ,: ,
-r j '! .,.. '!
Jeffersonian honesty and
rapacity are what tho farmers
of Hennepin county, Minnesota,
think the oihcebolders ought to
have. It is not wonderful.
therefore, that they condemn
tho salary grab, and. declare
that "this condemnation would
not b9 complete did we fail to
include the President of the
Norss is the namo of one of tho
Bharpcra who made tho raid pn the
Bnuk of England sonio months ago.
Novra is the namo of tho sharper
who robbed tho Treasury of Hamil
ton county four years ago. Strang
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