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110' WEDNESDAY, ;
DECESfBER 0, 1873.
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J. W. BOWKN, Editor nd Iroprletr
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.HOTELS, , f
jgOWEU HOUSE,' '
(Formerly Sands House,)
EGBERT BOWEN7 Propribtoo.
This House, which Is convenient to theK. R.
depot, since changing proprietors, has bo in
thoroughly renovated and refurnlslted, and
the present proprietor offers to travelers and
boarders the bent accommodations.
(Jood Stuule on the premises.
Bfegf" TKKMS MOST RKA80NAILK m&9
A TITHOFF HOUSE.
JAMES MILLKR, - ' - Proprietor.
CBARIKSO. BAIBP, ','..$ - '-.r Clark.
House newly furnished; as a flrst-clais ho
tel, the. House stands unrivaled. Fine sAm
ple rooijTB.pp the flrst floor. en4.
jgAUGHMAN HOUSE. "
&. W. Tinkiam and' Mrs. ElizI Hy-
Having lsased this Hotol, we would Inform
the traveling publlo aud others, that tbey
have thoroughly renovated and refurnished
It. It is capacious and commodious, and the
proprietors will endeavor to accommodate all
who may favor them with their patronage.
Lunch served upon a moment's notice. Teams
will be provided for. Tobacco, Cigars, etc.,
kept at all times. Terms moderate. , ,
July 16, 1878-m. ., j , J (
Mo ARTHUR, OHIO, ,
JAMES WORKMAN, Proprietor.
, . ! . s ; . ' . i
This House, since ohanglug proprietors, has
been thoroughly renovated from ''top to bot
tom." The present proprietor offers to trav
slurs the best accommodation in clean and
neat style, at low prices, Come and try It.
Uood stabling, and horses will be well cared
for. C. W. lUiiNKTT'B "Bus line" starts from
this House daily, at II o'clock noon, for the
T3 IGGS HOUSE. ! .1 ' J i r i
'Bekpekasj (fe Jennikos," Pro's.
Com. Vaikit and Fbont St's. 1
This Home fronts the Steamboat landing,
and convenient to the R. It. L)epot. Klegant
ly and richly furnished for convenience and
,..' '3 i " U
i PORTSMOUTH, OHIO. ;
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pEgXIJERGAST JEHNINQS, Pro's.
v msmH: ' - ----
Coruer High and State Bis., nearly opposite
, i gjoiiUMBxre, ohio.
;. t.J,BtflV i i i : 4 'Proprietor.
This Hotel ll fcrnlshed throughout with all
Ilia modern Improvements, Guests can rely
on the bust treatment aud very low bills.
Street Cars pass this Hotel to and from all
- i.l A-' ; it
T. M. H UflSON,
This house ha beeit thoroiiKhly . renovatfd
and beautifully furnished, slaving superior
facilities, everything will be Uou U make
CHILLlCotME, OHIO. 1
U. MERKLE Proprietor.
This Hotel, a few loet from the Railroad De.
pot, and where all travelers on ail trains ean
take meals, has Just been greatly enlarged and
luorouiriuv renaireu. Dai
il, paluton, o., ana is now
i Trains slop ten minutes for meals. Terms
In coinuleto order for the reception of guest,
imouornw, ... r. . jk.A t A.
w Jrjipr sixty nd W!nt) Straol.
F. T. OAKES J. T. FISHER, Proprietors.
JtfQ, MoInttm J, 0. C0KNK.,r, Clerks,
Thli house has been entirely RofltW ni
Jteinoduiedi aud is in mi itusppct a
ALLTHiLcxuaiMOP tbkSiaiom. Table
aiirnassodbv none in the West. Ample and
pleasant accommodations for travelers. - Otve
n nail. OAKK4 CO.. Proprietors.
In every eountv of each Slate, for new
National Book. Itii i.ivia and roarnsiTi
orTiiK raisiD(NT)wlthfaa simile ropy of
we iieuiaranon oi inuepeauence, me uonsii
lutlon of United States, and Washington's
ro.-uweii AUiirass, witu iv one steel piaiee.
Fnr eiruulers and tormsy) aildres Jokesoa
Wum Af.W'liftukiuekiSli. "
"' Mo ARTHUR. OHIO.
Prompt attention given to all legal butincat
ntrntted to hi cure. (, j, ;.;-.
OlUeeathli renldenc. 1 ' n ' i ' "
T . F. ARMSTRONG,
ATTOB1TBY JT 3LA.W
OrtlCE-In Second Story of' PavU' Build
ing, opposite Vinton County Natlonul Uauk.
July So. ltm ly.
.;, j; , MCARTHUR, OHIO.
MTIU attend promptly to any business given
his tare anil management in any Courts of
Vinton and adjoining counties. Ovfiok In
the Court House, up stairs.
r McARTHUR, OHIO. ,. , t
PioaicoTixo Attokmkt or Vinton Cocnty.
. Will practice in Ross, Vinton and adjoining
eountlu. All legal business entrusted to his
care promptly attended to.
R. HIQQmS & BR0.,
if AHDFAOT0BKRS Of
Marble Monuments, Tomb Stones,
XANTLKS, FTJKNITURK, e
Good Assortment of Marblo constantly on
baud. All kinds of CKMKTERY WORK done
to order in the finest atvle.
Q J. 'BILLINGHURST,
ml dealer In all kinds of
ALBUMS, .. ......
p i future Cord and Picture Falls. '
' t COPYINO enrefully done, ami tho
Smallest Clotures enlarged to any siie, and
finished In Oil. Water-colors, or India Ink, or
any other style that may be desired, at the
lowsbt a at as.
Large and finely finished Photographs can
be made from scratched and faded Pictures.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted to give satisfaction.
fl';M - i :i i
f V .'' Jokao O. H., OUo.
t '4 - ..: '
- trV- Can at all times be found at his olllce.
Tti.TH EXTRACTED absolutelv without
pain, and -with perfect safety, by the use of
0A.STHUS HACS LINE.
Chabjjcs , W4 Babneti, Proprietoi'
VT7"lLL run regularly to M' Arthur Station
W to meet all trains.
Hack leaves UnArthur Post Office at 10
o'clock, A. M to meet Fast 1lne wait) at l
si. to meat insuinoinnau express going cam;
at t o'clock r. nr., to meet the St. Louie bxpress
going west, at 6 r. M for Fast Line east.
Will meet the Parkersburg, Marietta and
Zalesk I Accomodation on application In per-
'ttrlfeH at'tha Pont Olllce, MoArthur, or
In one of the best managed
Insurance Companies in Ohio.
'R,ep asjojw as my(No. "il.
Ifflssps promptly adj qatod
yitpout. litigation, j
J "lt0t JONES, Agent,
DININGER'8 OLD LONDON
JJ DOCK GIN. j
" Kttttclallr dealvned for the nan ol the Xttll
asJ iVoJ(, aud the Family, possessing
those intriiule medicinal properties whlun
belong to an Old anil J'urt (Jin.
Indlspenslhle to Females, (looil for Kid
uf Complaint!. A dollclous Tonic Put up
In eases, containing one dusen buttle each,
IliMNiaoaa Co., eetalillihod 1TI8, Mo. It
nearer airees, new i ora ew w-em.
VTT -eep constantly nn hand nl ths of-
ni.mniivw hiiiiiii uiir aiiuni iu nave e
said oe the fcavel..:e used by then.
The City in Spring.
It la not much that makes md glad: '
. I hold more than I evor had, . .
The empty hand may farther reach,
And small, aweot signs all beauty teach.
' I like the city in tho Spring;
It has a hint of everything;
Down in the yard I like to soo
The building of tho singio tree; b -
- The llttlo sparrows on the shod; ,
The scrap of soft sky overhead; '
The cat upon the sunny wall
. . There's so much nuaiJ among them all.
, The dandelion in the cleft '
. A broken pavement may have left, .
. Is like the star that, still and sweet,
bhlnes where the housetops almost moot.
I like a little; all the rest ''
Is somewhere, and our Lord knows best
How the whole robe hath grace for them
Who only touch the garment's bem. -
The City in Spring. Mrs. Whitney's "Other Girls."
Written for THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY.
BY ECCE FRATER.
I can tell you what was the
important topic of our conversa
tion when we were interrupted,"
remarked Mrs. Lorenzo.
"Oh! I guess 1 recollect,"
said the husband. "We were
talking about the propriety of
enlarging our dwelling."
"Oh I no, that was not the
subject of conversation at the
time spoken ofj we were con
lenng relative to the proper
course lor us to pursue concern
ing Willie," said the wife.
'Well. 1 believe tnat was
what we were talking of,' for I
had just suggested my plans,
and I am certain that they are
the best lor all whom it may
concern ; as the Squire to Jen
kins," remarked. Mr. L
"I am more fully convinced
than ever, that it is our duty to
put Willie through school, and
prepare him for usefulness in
the Church," said Mrs. L.
"And I am more powerfully
convinced than ever; that it is
Willie's duty id stay with us
and keep a careful watch about
the stable and chores and pay
us back lor what we expend on
his back, and for his general
comfort," said the husband.
While this conversation was
going forward, Willie had qui
etly listened ; although his book
was open in his hands, and a
volume he loved and prized
very much, it hjeingthe Life of
Franklin, Written by Himself."
It was a noticeable feature of
Willie's conduct, that he invar
iably selected books of narra
tjYps. 884 acpqunt8 of personal
efforts for eminence and use
fulness. From the perusal of
such literature, an ambition and
disposition to emulate the vir
tues and energies of others were
begotten in. tbs twy'fl mind
Turning to Willie Mr. L said.
"Will, don't you think that
you would prefer staying with
me always, and be amply pro
vided fpr, instead qf heiqg dog
ged about like a minister must
be ? for just see, a few weeks
ago, the Methodist circuit rider
had to move 70 miles north, and
they went in wagons, and it
jajqpd from the time they left
here until they reached Col
chester, and Mr. Stutts told me
that he had one of the poorest
and hardest circuits in the con
ference and expected to work
by the day to prevent his fami
ly from starving. So, I don't
think any one should aspire to
the work of tho cEurch.", When
Mr. Lorenzo had finished his
eloquent appoa fijid deprec$tpry
remarks, ho requested thp boy
to state the feelings of his own
heart' "Ilncie," said Will, "I
would, hot flpair'f! to live in the
world and not bo the " means of
doing good. I'd rather bo poor
and travel in tho rain and suf
fer, and bo a minister, than
have everything good and ' rich
in tho world, and bo." ' !
Mr. Lorenzo received poor
comfort from wjt; jjg gqt from
Willio and thus turuod to his
"Sarah. I. telieva that .'y.ou
have the boy p'osted, of else he
has instructed you as to what
you must say. I can't think t)f
complying with your ' wish, iut
I will try and not keep the lad
out of school' here.1..;., .-i,,.; i:
This last - remark madrilio
boy's eyes glisten withladile
when Mrs. Li remarked: 3
"I am truly glad to hear you
say that, Willie shall have 'tBe
privilege of a regular attendance
at sohool here.'- ' : ' ' ''
"I mean," rejoined Mr." L.,
?'that I will ; not keep him fit
home when ' I have liftlo r
4ojyg for hiih.lto di,i.'i;-;l
na-great -trouble with your
conduct toward ' Willie, has
been in keeping him out. of
school when really there was
nothing for hhn to do. .
"If Uncle will permit me tb
attend school regularly, when
I commence going, then 1 can
keep up with my class, and
generally find it easy work, but
when I stay at home so much,
I am always behind, and some
times I am made ashamed of
myself, and tho other boys
laugh at me and call mo tardy."
"If they laugh at you, do you
'thrash the ground with them,'
if you are able, and if they are
too many for you take a club to
them," said Mr. L., greatly agi
"Husband ! husband ! that
would never .do, you should not
advise personal combat; It is
wicked, and beside, a violation
of the regulations of the school."
"I don't mean to have any
body about me that will allow
themselves run over. If those
lads insult our boy, I want him
to resist it like a man," said
Mr. L. .
"But," eaid the wife, "you
would soon have a .warm time
of it in this village, and worse
than all, the teaohing of the Bl
ble would be violated."
"You need not lear any, dear
Auntie," said Willie, "for I read
in the good Book, that if they
smite me on" one cheek, I mast
turn - the . other also ; and
would rather be abused by the
boys, than- violate the teach
ings of the Bible."
Wby, he has commenced to
preach without going to col
lege," said Mr. L.
"I am glad to hear you speak
so nobly, Wijlie a,qd ipy the
Lord help you, ' said Mrs. L.
"There is another reason why
I never quarrel with the boys,"
"What's. that?" said Mr. L,,
"because you. are a coward. .
TO BE CONTINUED.
1. Three things to admire :
Intellectual Power, pignHy,apd
2. Three things to love
Courage, Gentleness, and Af
fection. ' "
3. Three things to hate:
Oruety, Arrogsncp, and Ingrat
4. Three things to delight in
Frankness, Freedom and BcfW
a' i..-.f. .... m- fc.!ij.iA,iuxrt'l -we4
. 5. Three things to wish for:
Health, Friends, and a Cheer
ful Spirit. 1 ;
6. Three things to avoid;
Idleness, Loquacity, and Flip
pant JegtlRSt : .
Threp Mnga to pay for j
Faith,' Peace ''and ' purity of,
ueart, s ........
1 8. Three things to contend
for: Honor, Country, aul
Fnendfl, "-'. .7, -,.,.,;, .
' 9. Tbrco : thing to' govern :
Temper, Tongue, and Conduct
-10. Three things to think
about sv Luc, Death, and Eter
nity. - i.
' .Al!.1'J. S A
t t , .11 .
Cp.'npuny 1nnl to huiui ovor one
tlioimand tlitilr Wlubrntcil N.' J.
Funning Mills nnd lkggcr tlii
An Infidel Overcome.
BY A. M.
i. On Saturday : evening, , some
years ag6,' a young man sat ' in
the.galooji' pf: Lbng.'fsjand
steamboatr; ! He was on his way
to preach . next ,'ctay, ind was
thinking1 tremblingly of the du
ties in which lie was so soon to
be engaged. This was , quite
natural, since he had but re
cently completed th pouyse' in
a thological school, and ; been
licensed j, by . .Presbytery v But
his untried weapons and , un
trusted skill we're to be ' called
into use that ; very night, and
Milt of',. a victory ou his part, of.
which a veteran miffht . be
proud. ' ' ' " 1 " '
When he had been, thinking
a long time, ho observed a com
pany of men a short distance
off, and out of curiosity arose
and joined their -number, . He
found they were all young like
himself, with a single exception
of one sufficiently advanced
in year's to bear the. distinction
of white' hair, who was attack
ins the Bible in a tirado against
its claims, founded on' tho con
tradictions it was alleged to
The novitiate listened a few
minutes,' till his heart burned
within him by what he heard.
But he was enco more filled
with fears. ' A while before, he
had felt apprehensive with re
gard to the morrow; now he
trembled anew, and with per
haps better cause. ' It was as
clear, as could be he ,was called
upon to engage the enemy he
had thus- casually encountered.
Of course it' was equally clear
that this would have to be done
without special preparation,and
in his present surroundings.
While he' was thinking, how
ever, the old man was talking
without interruptionAt length
decision came, and with it cour
age to put it into exercise,
though not until a silent," earn
est prayer for help had ascend
ed on high. A copy of the Bible
carried by the vessel lay on a
table by the speaker's side.
Withhis eye upon this, the
young man addressed him, at
the .first : pause, - with these
words : "My"- friend, there is a
Bible by your side, which I
wish you would take and point
out to us some of these contra
dictions." A quick' start and a
tendency, to talk, faster and
louder than before were the on
ly signs the request had been
heard. But he' who made it
was not to be put off a' second
time,so saying: i'WJiy do you not
open the Bible beside yon and
give us tho evidence of whaj;
you assert?" This time, to his
surprise, lie received in 'reply,
curses uttered aside "( or ,in , an
undertone.: These, however,
only mado him tho ''more reso
lute and persistent, so that - he
kept reiterating his.. command,
in one form and another, until
finally escape being impossible,
tho'volumo .was taken, , and the
process , of, turning,, over ,,. the
leaves begun. ; -j jr. 1
' The Bmooth stone had sped
from the sling ' which' was to
bring the..PJ)tineJq . dust,
plfWcjn,g aver, him, as ho sat
at work,tho young man sawwhat
stirred1 his1' breast as 'might 'a
revelation lrom aoovok r.tho
infidel .had tho ; Bible ( upside
down I What a dosoont from
U10 Hubliuie Ip'JljQjiligulous
wasx herd.! liWhero j woi'e -4 fears
ofthd loarned Infulol hoW? Of
couVso1 ,it whs evident' the ' ' indi-
viuuai couiu not reau. i no at
s 1 . UlA. .1- A
tentionDfi'ilr present-was call:
ctt to'tliis" imlisniitaalol (lid 'ru
inous.fa wlthgijl delay., Moye
was l(Jiie.!;Oui'(Cjiimiioii(. hq
up the -1mfwt!o!-.'irf i-hi JtrmJ
light, bursting upon him with
the; exclamation, "ou are a
fine man to' talk s infidelity, are
you; not? A Arman yio cannot
ejid ! Yofl dare to criticise the
Bible, which you , have never
read, and of which you cannot
read a lino pr word : The re
sult may be imagined better
than it ' cad- be" expressed in
words. .' -The .victory was most
complete, and the defeat abso
lutely overwhelming. The re
spectful attendance of the com
pany gave ' "wapr1 ' to ! derisive
laughter and : mockery at the
infidel's expense which led to
his hasty an ignominious re
treat,; them( an : impression for
good which they.; would never
Children's Story. The Minister and the Marble-
A TRUE INCIDENT.
Many years ago, a certain
minister was going one Sunday
morning from his house to his
school-room. : . He " walked
through a number' of streets,
and as he turned a corner, he
saw, assembled around a pump,
a party of little boys who were
playing at Marbles. .... On seeing
him approach they began to
pick up their marbles and run
away as fast as they could. One
little . fellow ' not having seen
him as - soon as the rest could
not accomplish this so soon,
and before he succeeded in
gathering up his', marbles, the
minister had-closed upon him,
and placed ' his4 hand on his
shoulder. : They were face to
face, the ".minister of , God, and
the poor little ragged boy who
had been caught" in the act of
playing 'marbles on, Sunday
morning. And how did the
minister, deal.-. with the boy?
For this is what I want you to
observe. He might have said
to. the boy: ,'
"What are you doing here?
You are breaking the Sabbath.
Don't you deserve to be pun
ished for breaking the command
of God ?"
But he did nothing of the
kind; he 'simply said:
"Have you found your mar
bles?" ; ' .'.'
"No,'! said the little boy, "I
have not." ' 1 '. ' '''
"Then," Baid the minister, "I
will help you to find them,"
whereupon he knelt down and
helped looked fbr the marbles,
and as he did so, he remarked :
"I liked to play at marbles
when a little boy, very much,
and I think I can beat you."
"But," he added, ."1 never play
ed marbles on Sunday."
Tho little boy's attention was
arrested ; he ' liked his friend's
face, and began to wonder who
ho was. The minister said :
"I am going to A place where
I think -you .would like to be.
Will you come with me ?"
("Where do you live ?"
The ministeritold hira where
the house was, ' ; h ..
"Why, that's the minister's
house' j" ' exclaimed the boy, as
if hoMdid not "sup'poso that a
kind man ; and ; the. minister
could be the same person.
. "Yes," was the reply, "I am
the nnniatpriand jf, you will
come with meXthiuk I can do
you sonkgdli:':' . ' '
: "But my hands - are dirty,
sir, anil I cannot Jgb looking as
-'"Hero is a -pump. . Why not
wash ?" was1 Iho "reply.-'
", lI am so liftlo that I can't
va ah.t ana. pump Nat tho same
time,V(. the, fay, aaid, aad the
mnlstet'VcjQiftedMH o. , ....
. "Tf yPulrWas'h ril pump.":
Ho , at onco . set to work, and
PW.fc .Vl4rJ)lLnPcdi ftn,(!
pu(l wqtv.Mle ( hay
washed hw aud bis face
till they were clean aud bright
'My hands arp wriugingwet,
and I don't ( know how to dry
them." .,,(! ... ...... ,., , . !,.
The .minister pulled out! of
his pocket a clean handkerchief,
and offered it to .the boy, ' who
"But it is clean." . .. : 1
"Yes," was the reply, ;"but it
was made to be soiled." ' '
The' little boy dried his hands
and face with the , handerchief,
and then , accompanied , the
minister lo the door of the
Sunday-school. ' t '
Twenty years after, the min
ister was walking in, tho .street
of a large city, when a (tall gen
tleman tapped--blm":.0xT" the
shoulder, and looking into his
face,' said: '
"You don't remember me ?''
"No,", said the minister, VI
don't." '' ' ' i
"Do you remember twenty
years ago finding a little boy
playing marbles, near a pump ?
Do you remember that boy's
being ' too dirty to go to
school, and your pumping for
him, and your speaking kindly
to him, and taking him to
school?".- - : .
"Oh I"' said the minister,' "I
do remember." '
"Sir," said the gentleman,
"I was that boy. I rose , in
business, and became a leading
man. I have attained a! good
position in society, and on see
ing you tp-day in the street,. I
felt bound to come to you, and
shake your baud, ' and say that
that it is to your kindness, and
consideration : to me, ; a little
marble-player, years "ago', that I
owe under God all that I am,
and hope' to be." . .' . '
, And giving him a ; hearty
shake of the hand, and a "God
bless you," they separated. ,,,,
Commercial Value of Insects.
I. Commerce brings into : the
market almost everything that
has a being in the water, on the
earth, and in the air, from ' the
whale that spouts and foams in
the great deep, to the smallesi
insect that exists in the land.
The importance of insects to
commerce is scarcely ever
treatecfeiof.. Great Britian does
not pay. less than a million oi
dollars annually for the - dried
carcass of a tiny insect, the
cochineal.' Gum shellac, an
other insect produced from In-
da, is of scarcely less pecuniary
value. A million and a half of
human beings derivo their able
support for tho culture and
manufacture of silk, and the
silkworm alone creates an an
nual circulating medium be
tween' one ' hundred and fifty
i 1 1 . ' : ' i . '
and two hundred millions of
dollars. -;IIalf a million of dol
lars is annually spent in Eng
land alono for foreign money
imported into that country each
year... ;lhen tlicro aro the gall-
nuts of commerce, used for dye
ing, and in the manufacture of
Ink, etc., while tho cantharides,
or Spanish fly,' is an ' important
insect to.tho medical practition;
er, 1 In this way wo see the
importance of certain classes of
the insect race, while in anoth;
er View tly? rest . clear tho air
of noxious vapors, and are sev
erally designed . by naturo t for
useful purposes, though.', we. in
our blindness, may not, .under
stand them, j , , , , f
A CBUTiKicATfl of Incorporation of
tho Federal Valley 11. B. was. Med
with tho Secretary of State on . tho
Cth iauL, Capital, stock $300,000.'
Tho roiid id tolo extended., from
Federal Crook, Athens 'county,, to
Maxahulfl', Tcri'yi county',; running
through ,tho ; bounties oP AtUuuH,
Morgan "tin ijl IWjfr -77 t ( (
. GoviiNoif Am,hn wcc'cil(avj)W
fJRniltt'9 of G ivciict county QWo,
a huge hickory broom, no a can
uiiiko a clean Hivccp.
To Manage Cuttings.
In 1 selecting ' a cutting . a
great deal 1 depends upon a
judicious choice', if the' slip is
top .young and full of fresh sap,
it will fade away from too much
evaporation, and if it is . too old
4. e.t hard , and woody,ii
will take a great while to strike
root '! J -i :aI ,'. '. ': .
' You must take a cutting tha
is partly ripened, and is from a
vigorous shooii,, yet! is little
hardened at the base. , ,j ., . .
It is also essential to have a
bud or joint at or neaf the end
of the cuttiagM t all roots
strike from, itg and the nearer it
islto tha 1 base, iVgreiter.your
ohaao of muMAHfl. .
Plant your cuttings ia- com
mon red pots; filled half lull of
rich loam,, and two inches of
sand on the top (scouring sand
will do, but not sea sand), wet
this thoroughly, and put the
cuttings close around the edge
of the, :pot; for if the bud joint
comes in contact with the sur
face of the pot it seems to take
root more quickly. Pull off the
lower leaves before you plant
the cutting. Press the wet
sand tightly around thVtiny
stem, for a great deal r of your
success in raising the' cuttings
depends upon the close contact
of the sand with the stem.
When : the cuttings are firmly
planted, cover them with a glass
stem" if possible, for it "will
greatly promote the growth of
the plants. . : , ;
; Moisture, light and heat are
(he three essentials to plant
life ; .without them no cutting
will start, iv, ,, . . ' :". ,
f Shade ' for two or ..three, days
from sunlight, but t don't let th
sand become dry ; ! th'en'glve all
the sun "you can1 ;cbtain ; keep
up a good supply of. moisture,
andyou can hardly fail to root
most of your cuttings.
, , Cuttings of roses, verbenas,
oleanders, helitropes, etc., etc.,
can also be rooted in smalt vials
filled with warmish water, and
suspended from the window
casement . Select' the cuttings
as described above ; pull off the
lower leaves, and insert the end
for about an inch into the vial
Tie a string about its neck, and
hang in the sun. If a bit of
cotton wool , is ' wrapped about
the cutting where it goes into
the neck of the vial, and it is
kept wet, it ;' prevents th rapid
evaporation of the water. '
When the tiny roots show
themselves about an inch or
more in length, fill up the yial
with a rich, composted 'soil let
it hang for two! or'j three ( days
longer then break off the glass
carefully, without disturbing tho
roots, got the plant !
Managed in , this J'ay . the
roots receive no check, and the
plants will grow,' very vigorous
ously. The, cutting can be taken
from ; the water ; and the 'roots
planted in pots,' but they will
cling closely together,? and are
not ' as naturally : disposed . as
when the I glass is ' broken off,
after the roots are covered with
soil. -'.? !-
If the water evaporate a third
or more in the 'vial, it must be
filled up with.' warmish .water,',
JJ1.1.IL1, . v.
Ak exchange bvs "Tha Demo
cratic ; legislature when it ' meotii,
should hava as its motto, repeal of
objections! lavs, good, irorfc and w
Hpoeiy adjoarument . No hanging
around Coluttbiis ttntll fly-;time;"
that's it '"noWsnownBO'iAtho
LegUlature emsinbgT',ii' ecBHion
until members bate to hcdu for, their
siimmor dothe'ti'-"'' . J )hi) :i);
TtACt Tho shows ai kll Annt
the couutv fairs art alt nniBhed:
the political epeiikiiig lias censed;
and t tho i elections aro . over
peico peace, signs, ,iirougUoiit tho
iHdi ';: v,,t . -m A
nilK8. ,EowiwuM.vjStantox, widow
ef the ex-Secretary joC'.viiK,, dic.d
near llaiU(ll)hUV oiiJlfetU'iti wt. '
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