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HcArtiiur Enquirer
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-(Formerly fiaiuls House,)
This House, which Is convenient to tho It. R.
depot, since clmnging proprietors, has be.-n
thiiroiiKlilv renovated and refurnished, and
the present proprietor offers to tiavelers ami
boarders the best accommodations.
tiood Stable on the premises.
JAMES MILI.EIt, - . - Propiiutn,.
CRAKLKS (J. BAIKP, ... Clerk.
House n- wly furuishuil; a a ilist-class ln
ti'l, the llouso st.ii'ils unrivaled. Fine sam
i'le rooms oil tlic il t floor. tiwVi.
1 Vv. .'nltoana lis. Ite :
:)aving Umsi'.I this i 'o'.id, we would info.ui
lio travelinu; puldic :! nlliu s, tli.it the.)
have tlioroiiirldy renov.iteil a.id refurnishivi
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JtMKS HOUKM IN, Pinprletiii'.
This lliiiine, sim 0 i:hnKinj p.njr. -leluis, Inis
been thorouglily renovntcil doiii -iiii to bo. -torn."
1'he present pio.ii'toi oifcis to ir
clois the best .ici'iiiniiio.liitlou in clean a
neat sr. le, at low prices, toon and tr;. H.
Uuod' stabling, and Ikiiok will he well i ir.i
Jor. i;. W, IJAKNKTT'a "Hub line" -Ml' Is t:inu
this House dnilv at 12 uMock noun, foi ih
Itiiilroad. . " 10-cly
Phendekgast fe Jennings, IWs.
'1 Ids House fronts the Steamboat Landing,
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ly nnd richly l'uruishcil for convenience ami
8. I.. MlTCHKLL, ... - tluiK.
This Hotel Is in tho most convenient part of
tho city on Front tit., butwevn Market and
'Corner High and State His., newly opposite
btnui Homo,
This Hotel Is furnished throughout with all
tho modern Improvements. Uuests can rely
on the best treatment and vory low bills.
Hlreet Cars pans this Hotel to and from all
Kail road Dupots,
T. M. HUDSON, Proprietor.
This house has boon thoroughly renovated
and beiiutl fully furnished. Having superior
facilities, everything will be done to iiiiike
guests comfortable.
rlils ! Intel, it few loot from the Railroad De
pot, and whore all ti avelers on all trains can
lako meals, hus just boeu greatly enlarged and
IhuroiKrlily repaired, lutinted, Ac, and is now
In com, dole order for the reception of guests.
Trains stop ten minutes for meals. Terms
Corner Sixth and Walnut Streets,
F. T. OA II US A J. T. FISH EM, Proprietor
J NO. MO I NT Y HI A J. B. COMNI!I.LT, Uoi ks.
'This house has been entirely Heflttod and
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OlHceat his residence.
Fob. 911. 1878.
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OfV( E In Seeimd Story of fnivls' llulld
Ing, opiiosi.u Vinton County National Hunk.
Julj. W. im ly.
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ATTOlltJ Oaiy -A. -X,
Will practice in Ross, Vinton and adjoin Inn
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o'clock, A. M to meet Fast I.luo West; at 18
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une4-ltna. CU A It MO S W. UARNKTT.
Ind., Cin. & Lafayette Railroad
Great Through Passenger Railway
to all Points West, Northwest and
his Is the Short Line via Indianapolis.
. The Grout Through Mall and Kxprosn Pas
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Missouri, Kansas and Coturndo.
The shortest ami only direct route to In.
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Rullroail, with Its conneclion.', now oilers
passengurs mine facilities in Through Coach
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from Cincinnati, having the ailviintnire of
Thmuch Dally Cars fiinn ( Inclnuati to St,
Louis, Kansas city, SU Josoiih, lYonn, llur.
liniiton, Chicago, Omaha, anil all Intoiiuuillale
IKilnts, piesvuting to Colonists and families
such comforts anil accommodations as me
afforded by no other routo.
Through Tlokots and Baggage Chocks to all
Trains leave Cincinnati at :80 a. m., 1:15 p.
m., and 1:MUp. m. I
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House, corner Third and Vine, also, at I input,
corner Plum and Pearl stroetn. Cltirlnnntl,
He sura to purchase tickets via Indlansp.
oils, Cincinnati ft Lafayette I'Nllr'ind,
Uen'l'f'llt'fcUn. ,
Selected Poetry.
The Brook.
"Oh, I am tired!" said the brook.complainlDg,
"I fain would stop a little while to rest;
The clouds -would weary-wore they always
The bird, If she forever built bornest! !
"The stars withdrew from heaven and cease
'their shining,
Tho sun Himself drops down into the west;
t fain would stop," the brook kept on repin
i . ing,
And catch my breath, and be an Instant
"Allilaya volco calls, Follow, dearest, fol
low, j
Anil toiling on, I seek to reach the goal,
Nor pause to list to yonder happy swallow,
Telling in song the secret of his soul."
"O foolish. Brook I" tho wind blew, In reply
ing, '
Am I not always with you on the wing?
Ceuuu your sound mourning, cease your
weary sighing, , , ,
The sun ennio up across the silver dawning,
And hung a golden flame against tho sky;
He dill) led uot to drink tho dews of morning,
And when tho night fell lol Uie brook wai
At rest I at rostl no more of toll unceasing;
No watering of the roots of shrub or tree;
No hoarding from the rain, nor still inoreas
' Ing. ,' v
To lose Itnolf, ijt laiji, withla th soaf v
Orginal Story.
" As you ask me what is my
mind, 1 will reply by revealing
a long fixed impression, the
real secret I have been trying
to make known to you for some
" Before you proceed, let me
inform you that the constable
arrested several boys, down
town, on the charge of pilfer
ing. They had been loafing
around Wilson's grocery for a
long time, and were under the
eye of the clerk, on suspicion,
and yesterday he came up with
them and found several bills on
their persons, stolen from the
"I am sorry to hear of such
I hint's; those boys are ruined
!'"! life. Oh, how their parents
must feel!"
" Yes, and you call me cruel
when I keep Will in of nights,
and make him work ; and if he
had boon let run, he too, would
have been perhaps as bad as
(he boys under arrest."
" No, no, my dear husband,
I never blamed you for keeping
the boy off the streets, and
from loafing about the stores.
I could not expect any good
end for Willie if he followed
such a wicked and idle course,
for boys almost invaribly come
to some bad end who run about
the town after night, and loaf
in stores by day.".
" I knew that you would, by
and by, give me credit for my
course with the lad, aud you
will find out that I am always
about right."
"Again, husband, you know
that our boy never wants to be
found in bad company, nor is
he inclined to lounge around
the shops and stores of tho vil
lage." .
" Yes, I give him sredit for
"But I must return' to the
object I had in view at the com
mencement'of our conversation.
My mind concerning Willio can
be stated thus :
1. That ho is naturally in
clined to piety, always was re
ligiously inclined, and I believe
he knows what it is to bo iu
continual favor with God.
2. lie is a apt scholar, and
Mr. Wood says, will be a fine
literary adept if ho has a
3. He is a natural orator, as
his declarations before the large
crowd at the exhibition evinc
ed." ,
; 4. He loves the Bible and
religious books, beyond all oth
ers.' : , '.,1
5. He says himself that : he
would rather be a minister,
than own all tho world, j
Thus I , approach my , Jong
settled impression, that it is our
duty to assist preparing tho hoy
for the work of the Church."
u You astonish mo wife. I
i- J i ! ii , Mr''-1 ' ' ' '
never : thought ii such: a .thing,
i i Tr ' 1 . 'if -X .
arid besides alllhat,'ir will re
quire more expense ;than I anj
disposed to - waste on other
people's children." (
.' ". You do not: suppose that
you would be-wasting money
in using it for the Lord ? No,
I know that you do not, and it
would be devoted to the glory
of God if expended preparing a
minister for the Church."
" I don't think there . is any
use talking, if this is the
'strange thing,' you had to tell
me, I must confess that it is
passing strange, aud would -so
interefere with my plans that I
cannot entertain the suggestion
for n moment." ' -
" What were, and are your
plans then ; please inform me?
for I have freely expressed my
senfe of duty."
" Well, to be plain, and not
waste precious time, for I must
be going; it is my intention to
pursue the following course
with the boy."
Buying Poultry.
Few housekeepers, and fewer
cooks, are as good judges of the
age of poultry as they ought to
be. We all know when poultry
comes to the table, whether it
is tender or tough ; and there
should be no difficulty of know
ing just as certainly, whether a
chicken, duck, goose or turkey
s old or young, when it is of
fered for sale. Now the follow
ing is offered as a rule by which
poultry, can be safely judged
which if read over" for a few
times, and then laid away for
ready reference when needed,
no person need purchase old,
tough poultry unless from
;Jf a hen's spur is hard, and
the scales on the legs rough,
she is old, whether you see her
head or not but the head will
corroborate your observation.
If the under bill is so stifT that
you canuot bend it down, and
the comb thick and rough,
leave her, no matter how fat
aud plump, for some one less
particular. A young hen has
only the rudiments of spurs;
the scales on the legs are
smooth, glossy and fresh color
ed, whatever tho color may be ;
the claws tender and short, the
nails sharp, the under bill soft,
and the comb thin and smooth.
An old hen turkey has rough
scales on the legs, callosities on
the soles of the feet, and long
strong claws ; a young one is
the reverse of all these marks.
When the feathers are on, the
old turkey cock has a long tuft
or beard, a young one but a
sprouting one ; and when they
are off, the smooth scales on
the legs decide tho point, he
side the difference in size of the
wattles of the neck and in the
clastic shoot of the nose.
Au old goose when alive is
known by tho rough legs, the
strength of the wings, particu
larly at the pinions, the thick
ness and strength of the bill,
and the fineness of the feathers;
and when plucked by the legs,
tho tenderness of the skin un
der the wings, by tho pinions
and the bill and the coarseness
of tho skin.
Ducks aro distinguished by
the samo means, hut there is
this difference that a duck
ling's bill is much larger in pro
portion to the breadth of its
head than the old duck. A
young pigeou is discovered by
its pale colors, smooth scales,
tender collapsed feet, and the
yellow, long down interspersed
among its feat he rB. 1 A pigeon
that can fly has always red
colored legs and no down, and
is then too old for use. '
The present number of Gran
ges in Wisconsin is 220.
Mrs. Bacon's Neighbors.
It was a block of. yellow,
brown houses iu south Boston,
looking as much like a sheet of
gingerbread as anything.
An express wagon had just
backed up to No 21 in that
block, and the driver unloosen
ing ropes here and there, pro
ceeded to unpack tho, luggage.
' "What have we here?" ex
claimed Mrs. Bacon, the down
stairs tenant. A menagerie,
I do believe." Come here John."
There was, indeed, on the
very top of the load, a gray
horse that in the twilight look
ed very - real till one noticed trie
:icitef sfatir whi-cb it'stood. Sat
there was a kennel with a live
terrier's head at the window a
bird cage with its fluttering
tenant, a crib and high chair
besides, suggesting : that the
folks in the other Dart.
might, in the lauguage of . Mrs.
Bacon, "make music."
Now the down-stairs tenants,
Mr. and Mrs. Bacou, were pre
cise orderly people, living like
many other city; people, in' des
ert-island fashion, and only
hoping that everybody else
would mind their own business.
It had been for weeks their
groat comfort that the "other
part" was unoccupied, and now
this load of household goods
brimming over with pets and
their belongings was an unwel
come sight.
There were no young Bacons
thank heaven ! Plants did not
flourish in their shaded window,
nor canary birds splash water
from their tiny baths upon
the clear glass. No dog bark
ed a noisy welcome when his
master returned at night. No
catpurred in its mistress' lap.
the houskeeping of the Bacons
was a fight against dirt, dust,
sunshine and noise.
Somehow pets bring all
"WellJohn," said Mrs. Bacon,
as she turned from the window
and pulled the shade over the
sacred glass, "there's an end to
peace and quiet. We must
just keep tho entry doors lock
ed, and don't you be whistling
or singing round to attract a
child. 'Give them an inch and
they'll take an ell.' If folks
must have rocking-horses and
what goes with them they
ought to move into the country
where they won't be pestering
other people."
But, to the surprise of the Ba
cons, they were not "pestered,"
only by the patter of little feet
overhead, or a woman's voice
singing cradle songs or joining
in her child's laughter. Crying
there was, too, sometimes, but
it was so soon hushed iu moth
erly caresses, that it seemed a
sort of rainbow grievance only.
At night, when the father
returned, there was, indeed,
quite a joyful noise up stairs, at
which times John's face was a
little wistful.
But the new family did not
intrude for ever so small a fa
vor. Mrs. Bacon , took good care
to keep out of sight whenever
tho new tenants were passing
through the entryway. One
small pair of boots had consid
erable traveling to do up and
down the stairs for a stroll up
on tho sidewalk, or to old "Dor
chester Heights'', just beyond,
for fpoils of spring flowers. One
day little boots came back from
this favorite resort, and instead
of climbing up stairs,' as usual,
strayed hesitatingly toward
Mrs. Bacon's kitchen door.'
"Smells the gingerbread I"
soliloquized Mrs. Bacon grimly.
"Glad tho door is locked." She
glanced toward it lo bo sure
Yes, it was locked, though tho
key had lieen transferred to an
other door. But shining through
the keyhole was a very bright
and sweet looking star of an
eye. Only a moment it twink
led, and then there was thrust
in very gently , tho stem of a
dandelion, and the small boots
scampered away up tho stairs.
"Little Mischief 1" exclaimed
Mrs. Bacon, and she would
have pushed the intruding stem
outsidev4)ut her hands were in
the dough, j 'If he wanted a
piece of ginger-bread why did'nt
he say so? Mebbe he was
afraid of me. Cats run like all
possessed when they see me. I
can't have my key holes chok
ed up with dandelion steams
that s so I Soon s I get my
hands out of this, it will walk
into the stove that dandelion
But the dandelion was so
fresh and perfect and brought
right back the ohl childhood
days to Mrs. Bacon so clearly
that she changed her mind.
There was an old horse-radish
bottle on tho pantry shelf,
which, filled with water, receiv
ed tha dandelion. There. rest-
ing in the kitchen window, it
smiled all day.
There was quite a commotion
up stairs that night, and John
and his wife drowsily hearing
it, thanked their stars that they
were not routed by children's
The next day Mrs. Bacon's
watchful oar caught the sound
of "Little Boots" on the stairs,
and again the blue eyes twink
led at the key-hole. This time
the door opened in response.
"Well, child, what is it ?
Want some gingerbread ?"
"Oh, no, thank you dear,"
said the iittle voice a verv
hoarse little voice it was and
the throat was all wrapped in
flannel. "I wanted to know ifi
you liked my fower."
"See !" Mrs. Bacon pointed to
the glorified horse-radish bottle.
"Ally! Ally, child!" cried
the rjnther anxiously. "Come
back, darling, you'll get cold."
"I'll take him up," responded
Mrs. Bacon ; and taking with
unwonted tenderness the three
years' old darling, she landed
him safe up-stairs.
"It's the croup," explained
the mother. "He got cold yes
terday out for dandelions his
favorite flower, ma'am calls
'em preserved sunshine saw
me put up fruit last fall there's
where he got the idea, though
as to telling where he gets all
his ideas that beats me 1 The
doctor says he's that kind of a
child croup is likely to go hard
with scares me to death to
hear that cough."
"Goose oil is good," remarked
Mrs. Bacon. .
"Did you ever try it ?" asked
the new neighbor innocently.
"Me ! No use for it. Got a
bottle though. Have it if you
Alas ! tho doctor's prophecy
was true. The fatal disease de
veloped that very night.
Littlo hoots are still and the
starry eyes shine far off now.
As ho lay iu his beautiful,
last sleep a flower amid the
white llower a woman's brown
hand slippled a few dandelions
tenderly, oh I 60 tenderly, into
the dainty, cold fingers.
"That is right,. Mrs. Bacon,
dear," - said the poor mother.
"'Preserved sunshine 1' That is
what ho is for us."
Tho new tenants have moved
into tho country, and No. 21
4mnmftnr iu i.if '
Mrs. Bacon hopes the land
lord will add to his advertise-
ment, "No objection' to chil-1
Moiiu's'is again tinker
ing with petroleum gas in lieu
of coal gas.
Hickory Bark for Coloring.
Hickory bark will color a
beautiful bright , yellow that
will not fade by use. It will
color cotton and wool. Have
the bark shaved off, and chop
ped in small pieces, and put in
a brass kettle or tin boiler with
soft water enough to cover the
bark, and boil till the strength
is out ; then skin out the chips
and put in Alum. Have it
pounded pretty fine. For a pail
ful of dye I should put in two
good handsful, and wet the
goods in warm water so there
will be8 not dry spots on them ;
wring them as dry as you can,
shake- thenu out ; and put them
in the dye. Have a stick at
hand to push them down and
stir them immediately so they
can have a chance all over alike.
If the color is not deep and
bright enough to raise the goods
out ol the dye, lay them across
a stick over the kettle and put
in another handful of alum.-
Stir it well and dip again. It
will want to be kept in the dye
and over the fire to a scalding
heat about an hour, and keep
stirring and airing so they will
not spot.
The Home Journal thus dis
courses on the etiquette of bow
ing. The difference between
a courteous and a familiar bow
should be remembered by gen
tlemen who wish to make a fa
vorable impression. A lady
dislikes to receive from a man
with whom she has but a slight
acquaintance, a bow, accompan
ied by a broad smile, as though
he was on he tmost familiar
terms with her. It is far better
to err on the other side, and
give one of those stiff ungra
cious bows which some men in
dulge in. Those gentlemen
1 - M i 1 At
wno emue witn tneir eves in-
stead of their mouths, give the
most charming bows. As for
men who bow charmingly at
one time and with excessive
hauteur at another, according
as they feel in & bad or good
humor, they need never be sur
prised if the person thus heated
should cease speaking altogettw
er. A man should always lift his
hat to a lady.
The suspense is over at last
We have now a final summing
up of the achievements of the
Ohio election. The Democrats
elect a Governor,and the Repub
cans the remainder of the State
ticket. Ms. Little, the gentle
man who was marked for de
feat as the candidate for Attorney-General,
is a Republican
politician of cross-roads caliber,
who has a local name and hab
itation in Greene county. He
distinguished himself in the last
General Assembly by engineer
ing a measure known as the
Little Lottery Bill, with a viw
to "making himself stout in
certain newspaper quarters. It
is not to bo presumed at all
that his connection with that
remarkable piece of legislation
had any thing to do with his
Cincinnati Enquirer.
I no 6tate ot education in
France is discouraging. Over
200,000 children, from seven to
thirteen years of age, receive no
instruction whatever. Twenty
three per cent, of fho young
soldiers cannot read or write,
and thirty-four per cent, of the
married men anu women can
not sign their marriage act.
The most ignoraut departments
are Brittany, some of the cen
tral ones, and those adjoining
bpam and tho Mediterranean.
fully two-thirds of tho - patent
mum. ' oes arc residents of tht United
liUg' 1 J.1 1!
An examination of the latest
Published list of those to whom
Canadian patents have been
granted discloses the fact thai
New Haven is trying to find
the names of tho twenty-fivo
gentlemen in that city who vo
ted in favor of the capital
amendment. The tar, ' loath
ers and polo aro all ready for
them. '
Western Points.
Aurora, JLL, is, to have a
$40,000 bridge.
' Prairie fires are at their usual
fall trick in Iowa.
The apple crop is reported a
failure in Indiana.
Potatoes retail at $1.60 a
bushel in Jacksonville, 111.
Onions declined from $1 to
85 cents ono day in Iowa.
During the season Dubuque
has made 7,000,000 brick. '
A new Grange hall has been
dedicated at Janesville, Wis.
Fairbault, Minn.', has com
menced lighting her streets with
The Upper Mississippi pack
ets are retiring into winter
A Fort Wayne, Ind., mer
chant advertises his goods "at
Kenosha, Wis., has organized
a horse-thief detective associa
This year the city taxes ot
Elgin, 111., will be $40,000 more
than last year.
The corn crop of Minnesota
has thus far sustained scarcely
any damage from frost
The population of Minnesota
has increased 45,000 this year
and three months left yet
The salt shipments from Bay
City, Mich., this season amount
to about 475,000 barrels.
Rockport, Ind., young ladies
will defer buying their fall
dresses till the new preacher
comes. .;"
Burlington, Iowa, complains
of a scarcity of dwelling houses
renting for moderate amounts.
Portage county, O., has tour
Granges, one each at Ravenna,
Edinburgh, Randolph, and
Muscatine, Iowa, county Pat
rons of Husbandry had a har
vest feast at Muscatine; Octo
ber 8. v ; N
Rainy weather is sufficient
fescuse for the non-delivery of
daily newspapers by Quincy,
111., carriers
The eighth annual reunion
of the Seventeenth Illinois In
fantry, was held at ; Galva, 111., -on
the 21st of October.
The Des Moines, Iowa, River
is filling up with bass, pike, and
salmon, a result due to the anti
seining law. ' :
Two young men .have struck
a vein of lead of unexampled
richness about two miles from
Dubuque, Iowa. ;
A Van Wert, Ind., boy eject
ed a gartersnake .18 inches in
length, from his stomach, and
feels relieved. ; , ; .
A cheese factory-near Iowa
Falls, Iowa, has averaged 600
pounds of cheese, daily during
the past season.
.There are 180,000 bushels of
wheat in the elevator and 9,000
barrels of flour in the railway
warehouse at Duluth. ,
The Illinois . State Teachers'
Association will hold its annual
meeting at Bloomington, 111., on
tho 29th of December. :
The valuation of Milwaukee
has iuoreasod $2,000,000 dur
ing the past year, while the in
crease of business .done was
$12,000,000. - :
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A laborer in; a paper-mill
near Grand Rapids, Mich., fell
into a vat of lye, and was not
rescued until every partjcle
of skin was eaten from his body.
' ..!'.:;;. ., ,,;
'It is announced that tho
Northern Pacific, Company will
doiothing further toward ex
tending tho road westward until

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