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VOLUME 1
M' ARTHUR, VINTON, COUNTY, 10, WpNESD AY,' DECEMBER 21, 1813.
NUMBER 50.
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M
ITIIOFF HOUSE.
MAIN STREET,
LANCASTER, OHIO.
JAMES MILLER, - - - Proprietor.
C'UARr.Es 0. IUiiid, - - ' Clerk.
House newly furnished; as a first-class ho.
tel, tbo House stand unrivaled. Fine earn
pie rooms ou the Urst floor. et42.
, jgAUGIIMAN HOUSE.
G. W. Tinkham and Mrs. Eliza Hy
son, Proprietors.
ZALESKI, O'. "
Huvinif leased this Hotel, we would inform
the traveling public ninl otbors, that they
have thoiounly ronovuted and refurnished
it. It is capacious mid commodious, and the
proprietors will endeavor to hcccmmodiito all
who muy favor them witli their patronage.
Lunch served upon a moment's notice. Teams
wi'.l be provided lor. Tobacco, Cigars, etc.,
keiit at ull times. Tonus moderate.
July:l(l, 1873-Uin., .
v. , JJULCERT HOUSE,
. " MoARTHUP., 6HIO.
. JAMES TVOKKMAN, Proprietor.
This Houso, since cliauglng proiirielors, has
been thoroughly renovated from "top to bot
tom." The present proprietor offers U trav
elers the best accommodation iu clean and
, noat style, at low prices. Come and try It.
- Good stabling, and horses will bo well cared
for. 0. W. Babnett'b Willis lino" starts from
" tli) s House dally, at ltt o'clock noon, for the
Ballroad. 16-cly
glGGS HOUSE.. .
Pkendergast & Jennings, Pro's.
Cor. Mabket and Fbont St's.
This Houso fronts tho Steamboat Landing,
and convenient to the R. It. Depot. Elegant
ly and richly furnished for convenience and
comfort.
jyjASSIE HOUSE.
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO.
FEENDERGAST 4 JENNINGS, - Pro's.
8. L. MiTcnBLt, - - Clerk.
This Hotel Is In tho most convenient part of
tho city on Front St., between Market and
Jefferson.
MERICAN HOTEL.
Corner High and Stato Sis., nearly opposite
State Houso,
OOLTJrBTJS, OHIO.
E, J, BLOUNT r i Proprietor.
Tills Hotel Is furnished throughout with all
the modern Improvements, liuusts can rely
on tho best treatment and vory low bills.
Street Cnrs pass this Hotel to and from all
Railroad Douols.
JSHAM HOUSE,
XACICBOlF, OHIO.
T. M. HUDSON, Proprietor.
This house has been thoroughly renovated
and beautifully furnished. Having superior
facilities, everything will bo done to make
guests comfortable.
JQEP0T HOTEL.
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO.
M. MEttKLK - -
Proprietor.
This Hotel, n few loot from tho Railroad Io-
f ot, ami where all travelers on nil trains can
iikomcalH, ImaJuHt boon greatly enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, painted, Ac., and is uow
in complete order for tho reception of guests.
Trains stop tun minutes for meals. Terms
niodoralo. t ..
QEAWFORDHOITSE,
Cornor Sixth and Walnut Streets.
ciasroiiriNrA.T j, .ohjo.
f.J. OAKES J, T. FISHER, Proprietors.
JNQ, IfOlNTYKl A J. B. COMNKLLV, Clei'kS.
This liouso has boon entirely Roflttod and
lloinodoloil, and is In all Respect a ...
FIRST-CLASS HOTKL. , .
Alt THK LUXUBIK8 OP Till SEASON. Tfllllc
nrmusodbv none In tho West. Amnloniid
pleasant accommodations for travelers. Ulvo
m r1 t A Utja Jft- I'll Vn.wlntiu
H. MUM WMUU W VUI . W.'B .unr. 'I
HOTELS.
JgOWEN HOUSE,
" (Formorljr Sands Uotiso,) i
Z ALES XI, OHIO. :
EGBERT BOWEN, Fkoprietok.
This nonso, which Is convenient to tho H. R.
depot, slnco changing proprietors, has boan
thoroiiRhly renovated and rufiirnlshud. nnd
tho present proprietor ofl'ors to travelers and
boaruurs tno bostacoomniodiitlons.
Uood Htahlo on tho premise's. .
ICfT THM MOHT HKASONABLI f
fwol
"TTTI koop'oonstantly on hand at this of
VY flcea supply of ENVKLOl'HH, upon
which a card of any ilesoription will be
printed so low that all may afford to haro
oaru a sue f,nveioiie nsuu uy ineiu.
T
"T-STir
ATTORNEYS.
O,
MOARXIIUB, OHIO. .' j '
Prompt atlcntlon filvon to all logal business
ntrustod to bis euro.
Olllcoat his rosiilenco.
Feb. SO, una. ., '
T) F. ARMSTRONG,
U.
-A.TTODE?,IsrE"2" JLT LAW
( M'AH.THUH.,1 O. j .
OFFICli-I n Second firorv of T)avls' Unlhl-
In
ig, opposite Vinton County National Bank.
July 40,1873 ly.
M. McGILLIVRAY
ATTOBUEYAT 1AW
IIOARTUUH, OHIO. '
Will attend promptly to any huslnosl given
his care and management In unyC'ourtsof
Vinton and ndjoining counties. Officii In
the Court House, up stalr;.- - ; .,
T S. CLAYP00LE,
ATTOEWEYA
LAW
Mo ARTHUR, OHIO.
PnOSECUTINO ATTORNEY OH VINTON COUNTY.
Will practlco in Itoss, Vinton and ndjoining
counties. All legal business entriiKtod to his
caro promptly atteniled to.
MARBLE.
B
R. HIQSfNS & BR0.,
MANUFACTUBKHS OP
Marblo Monuments, Tomb tonec,
MANTLKS. FUltNITUUE, &o.,
ZjOO-A.1V, - - - OHIO.
fiood Assortment of Marbln constantly on
hand. All kinds of CEMETERY WORK done
to order in tlio llncst style.
Photographs.
c.j-
BILLINGIIUEST,
PHOTOGRAPHER,
and doalurin all kiudsot
PICTURES,
ALBUMS,
FRAMES,
' Plctiiro Cord and Picture Nails.
JWCOrYINO cnrofully done, and the
sijuUloHt l'ltures enlarged to any size, and
finished In Oil, Water-colors, or India Ink, or
any other stylo that may ba desired, at tlio
LOWEST RATKH.
Largo and llncly finished Photographs can
bo made from scratched and faded Pictures.
Pictures of all kinds Framed to order, and
all work warranted hi give satisfaction.
10-etf
Dentistry.
S.
T. BOGGESS,
RESIDENT DENTIST,
Jaokson C. H., Ohio.
IIW Can at all times ho found nt bis offlcn.
Eh. 1'H KXTRACTEI) nhsolutelv without
pain, and with perfect safety, by tho use of
LAUGHING UAS. oil)
Insurance.
INSURANCE.
McARTHUR AGENCY
The Home
Of Columbus,
Is one of the best nmnngecl
Insurance Companies in Ohio.
Rates as low as any No. 1.
responsible company.
Losses . promptly adjusted
without litigation, . 1
x: V i II. Cj JONES, Agent.
UNINGER'S OLD LONDON
DOCK GIN.
ctiixj'rntstion, and the Kami I V. iiossnsslnu
i1iru,IMlv ilnalcrnnil ft
thoJ
liAlmVr til im Ithl uiwl l'UM hi..
UtMnih medicinal properties which
I b
My VonplaM. A delicious Tonle. Pu' mi
Ill(lllCllsihlo to Kiuniilio. flnnil Tin. 1-J .
in cases,contniiilng ono dozen hottlu ...i!
and sold ball druggists, frrocors, An. a m'
liiNNimiEitN Co., cHialiishod 1TT8, jko! is
.Hack Line.
o A E T II UR HACK 'LINE.
Charles W. BAaNKtr, Tropriotor
llack leaves MoArthur post Oflloo at 10
o'clock, A. M,, to meet Kast Lino West: at I
M. to meet the Ciiiclnnnt Kxpress tnilnir ot"
at S o'clock P. m., to moot thot LoSs ZZs'.
gohiir west, at 8 P. M for Fast Lino wt.
Will meet tho 1 nrkorsburg, Marietta ana
wnor by Ssr W 00 Wllu 1P"
Ortlors left at'tho Post Oftlco, MoArtUur. or
Eandasnrouiptly atUsudod to. '
una 4-18T8. ClIAULKa W, BABHETT.
1 7 v-
Selected Poetry.
The Widow and the Fatherless.
Forget them not tho lonely heart,1 -Wliie.h
grieves for Joys departed,'
Tin! loving soul whose'light Ill's llcil,
And left her broken-heartoil, ,
Tho child of one, thy hrothor hero,
Translated to a higher sphere.
Forgot thou not, hut to their needs '.
' He thlnonid freely given;
. So will tho Muster smlla on tboo,
Who rules the Lodge in heaven; .
Bo will he, brother, say to thee, .
, "l'liy kinjness all was done to m."
Forget thou not, wlien In thy homo
Is plents's born o'erllowlng, :
Hut bid sweet blossoms In their path'
To richer fruit ho growing. , ."
Bo shall the Master say to thoe.
"Well done, trucJMason j como to mo."
Original Story.
Written for THE CHRISTIAN WITNESS.
MIDNIGHT AND NOONDAY.
BY ECCE FRATER.
CHAPTER XIII.
"There is no use of talking,
or of trying to have things my
own way about that boy, for
see that 'priest and people' are
against me." So said Mr.Loren
zo as he took a seat in his
snug little sitting room a few
evenings after we eloped our last
chapter.
Mrs. L. was ever ready to
take advantage of every ' good
trait in the character of her
husband, and at once observed :
"I think husband that you
should feel grateful for so many
kind friends, who seem desir
ous of your good, and that of
those entrusted to your care."
"I presume," said Mr.L.,"that
I have a peculiar nature, and
that I am a singular man, but
I don't like to give up my
plans."
"Whoever is wise,will change
a poor plan for a rich one," said
Mr. L, "and I am very happy
to believe, that when you dis
cover anything that works best
for all concerned, you are as
ready as any one .to adopt the
same. You cannot i'ail to see
that this interest taken in Wil
lie, is a very great compliment
to us."
"Yes, yes, I reckon so ;" said
the husband. "It speaks well
for our training of the lad, and
louder still for the intelligence
of the family," said Mrs. L.
"Wife, I received a letter to
day from Dr. Smith, of Ilomer
ville, who says that he would
be pleased to have a boy come
and stay with' him, "what do
you say to letting Will go?"
"Will you permit me to read
the letter husband?" said Mrs.
L. She reads aloud :
HOMERVILLE,
HOMERVILLE, June 18, 1854.
Mr. J. Lorenzo, '
Dear Sir : I am informed by
an acquaintance of mine that
you have living with you, a
very sprightly lad, and that he
is anxious to obtain a classical
education, and also that you do
not feel able to give him the
advantages required. You will
therefore excuse mo for the lib
erty I take in thus writing you.
I am trustee of a benevolent
fund especially designed for the
education of smart good boys,
whoso talents and tastes in
cline toward tho ministry.
If I am correctly informed,
the boy you ho;Ve, would meet
the requirement of the bequest,
and if yoa concur, I shall at
once proceed to pay proper and
arnplp, attention to the subject.
Th'o Institute situated at this
Maco would amply meet the,
required preparatory steps, and
the Huron Theological school
would complete tho oourso. I
will agrco to tako the lad into
my own family and duly pro
vide' for his wants, whilo at
tending the Institution hero.
You will excuso mo for this lib
erty, but it became my duty as
an officer of our Board to write
you and others coming under
my observation or information,
touohing this very solemn and
important subject Ploaso bo
so kind as to inform mo, rela
tivo to this matter by return
mail. Yours Truly,
J. C. SMITH.
"What do you say to it, Mr.
Lorenzo?" observed tho I kind
wife. ' . ' ' . . . ' -1
CHAPTER XIV.
."What do I say to it? I
have just tli is to say: if ; Dr.
Smith thinks ho can get; my
boy away from me to , wait; on
i)im, he has missed his mark,
l ean see through the whole
thing. Every body knows that
Wiil is the smartest boy for
work, in this section, becauso I
made him do right, and now
Dr. Smith -wants to get ihim
away , from ; me," and ' Mr. L.
seemed vexed. . ,
"Husband?" said tho wife, k
.aipVafraiiJ you, are ac cusjsg
Smith wrongfully." -
"No, I haint. I know just
what I'm about. I am no
greeny, as they may suppose. I
can see aa far through a mill
stone, as any of them, and it I
wanted that boy educated, I
could do as much for him as
these meddlesome benevolent
societies, and then once more,
we are not dependent upon the
benevolence of other fojks, and
so I will write Dr. Smith, and
politely invite him to mind his
own business."' .
"No, no, Mr. Lorenzo, you
entirely misconstrue this whole
affair. This is only another ev
idence of the esteem and ap
preciation we are held in by
the respectable and pious com
munity. Mr. S. only wrote you a
letter of enquiry and explana-
tion,and had not the least idea
of your being offended, much
less that vou would charge
him with sinister motives."
"Then I shall not reply at
all, and treat his letter with si
lent contempt," replied Mr. L.
"If you have no objections, I
will answer, the letter for you,
declining the offer," said, the
wife.
"Just as you please. If I an
swer, I shall givo him a piece
of my mind. I have made up
my mina to-day to the
effect that I will accept of the
offer made by Elder Walker
send the boy to school here for
awhile, and then put him un
der the parson, and if he can't
make a preacher out of the lad,
no one can."
"With the help of the Lord,
you mean, Mr. Lorenzo."
"Yes, of course ; but I am of
the opinion that the Parson can
do more for the boy, than all
their 'Hum my dido' doings at
Homerville or Huron either,"
remarked the husband.
"Iheivo no doubt,but,Mr.-W. will
do his duty by the boy," said
the wife.
"And then again," remarked
Mr. L; "we can have the boy
at homo to do tho chores, and
not grow up in idleness, nor be
the nigger of some one, no kin
to him. I shall go over and
see the Parson at an early date,
and no thanks to tho oQicious
Trustee of Homerville."
"I fear Mr. L. that you do
not appreciate tho motives bf
Mr. Smith properly," said his
wife.
"I don't want to appreciate a
seliish motive," said tho very
unselfish Mr. L.
Several seasons had now
passed with their varied scenes
and peculiarities. Indeed, a
year, had almost flown by,when
wo again open our our story.
This evening is the 27th of
May, 1855. .The day had been
niversally delightful, and tho
flowers had perfumed tho
spring time air, with the aroma
of elyrian sweetness. The Lo
ronzos were sitting on the front
porch; in conversation touch
ing tho , various topics of tho
day, far a neighbor by ' tho
name of Davis, had callod in
and tho evening was passing by
;
it
pleasantly, when the front'gate
opened hastily, and a person
alked up toward the house
ycry rapidly.
TO BE CONTINUED.
A True Story.
DIGGING THE WELL.
BY AUGUSTA LARNED.
Andrew Ilinman, known to
his neighbors as Handy Andy,
ha'd grown fore-handed by an
infallible recipe hard work,
oconomy, and tho habit of do
ing every himself. There, was
no man in the town who hired
vfeL ai?L as : lJandy
'Andy. He was-born wlih' con
trivance, that first, best gift to
the New Englander, and could
build a barn, or paper a room,
or cook a meal, or whitewash
ceiling, or solder tin-ware as
deftly as if he had served an
apprenticeship to each and all
of these useful trades.
There was no manner of tool
Handy Andy did not possess in
his shop, which was part and
parcel of the old cider-mill ; or
if he had it not in his collec
tion, he could make the thing
itself, or a substitute, from his
unfailing store of gumption.
Andy Hardy's name was per
fectly justified by the facts. He
had a very queer pair of hands,
hairy, brown and wrinkled, and
was marvelous the fine work
they could do, even to putting a
new stick to the family umbrel
la, or mending a crochet-needle.
He had even made a lit
tle coffin for one of his own
children, not to save ex-
I SI St 1 I 1 1
pense, but irom a ieeiing tnat
he could not let indifferent
hands touch the wood that was
to enclose his curly-pated boy,
who had clambered so often
over his knees, and clasped his
neck with a pair of chubby
arms. He shut himself in the
old shop, and tears fell down on
the well-seasoned boards as ho
planed and fashioned the little
casket.
But with all Andy's contriv
ing there was no well on the
place. A shoemaker's family,
says the adage, goes poorly
shod, and a handy man will
sometimes tolerate very unhan
dy things on his premises for a
long course of years. Andy had
got used to seeing his women
folks bring water from the
spring some distance off at the
foot of the hill, and gather their
washing-tluid in a large hogs
head placed at the corner of the
house.
For years Mrs. Ilinman had
talked about having a well dug,
and had expended much
breath and eloquence on the
subject in vaiu, while Andy, in
his spare hours, tinkered away
at something to amuse the chil
dren or please his own fancy.
Andy had promised many times
that he would do the job when
farm work was slack, but the
time never came, owinf;, per
haps, to a deeply-grounded
prejudico in his mind, that what
was good enough for his moth
er, would servo his wife, and a
very stubborn faith in tho pow
ers of endurance possessed by
women folks generally.
But his daughter Polly had
grown to bo a tall, straight,
coaiely girl, with fine grrty eyes
in which the thoughts lay like
agates in a clear brook. Polly
had dovelopod o talont for man'
aging her father, Mrs. Hind'
man did not possess. That ex
ccllent woman had harped bo
long on a few moldercd strings
which Andy found the harping
an1 accompaniment ' to his
thoughts, he. -would have missed
had it ceased altogether."
Polly h ad said in her heart.
there shall be a well dug this
summer. She should recall, al
most as far back as memory
went, tugging buckets of water
up tho hill, and splashing her
miserable little ankles all the
way ; and the exercise was
none the less distasteful now
that she' could carry with a
steady hand.
One day Polly presented her
self before her lather, who sat
on the porch, all embowered in
trumpet-creeper and . bitter
sweet. He was fitting a helve
to a new ax, and a little pile Of
snow-white shavings lay heap
ed - against the rocker of ' his
chair. Just over Polly's shoul
der appeared the florid face
ana curly locks ot a young
"Here is Jonas Strong, fath
er," said the girl. "He has
been locating oil wells down in
Pennsylvania, and thinks he
could show us where to dig for
water near the house."
"So, Jonas," remarked Far
mer Ilinman, sighting along
the ax-helve at the same time,
"you've struck ile."
"No, sir," said Jonas, "but
I've helped other people to do
it. It's a gift."
"Gift ?" repeated Andy,
whittling away; "1 don't be
lieve in gifts, except the gift of
tongues, and the women mo
nopolize that. Now, if it was a
contrivance or invention that
would lead people to discover
what's hid in the bowels of the
'arth "
"This is what he does it
with," interrupted Polly, and
she drew the divining-rod, a
crotched stick of the common
witch-hazel from the fold of her
dress. "Come and see how
Jonas goes to work. You can't
understand the thing, father,
until you watch the process."
"Sho 1" spluttered Andy,
"you can't make me believe in
any such witch work. I'm too
old a bird to bo limed in that
way."
Mrs. Ilinman had listened to
this confab through the slats of
the buttery window. She left
the yellow butter she was
working over into yellow balls,
and came out on to the porch.
"Do humor Jonas, father,"
said she. "What's the damage,
anyhow ? If he's playing off a
trick on us, there won't be no
bones broke."
Andy was himself curious to
see the young man operate, so,
aided and abetted by his better
half, he left the ax-helve and
and the pile of shavings.
"Come now, young man," he
erunted, "let's have a taste of
your conjuring, but I tell you
aforehand I don't believe a word
on't."
Jonas exchanged a furtive
smile with Tolly, and, seizing
the crotched stick by both its
prongs, walked slowly out into
the "grassy yard, and stopped
under a great pear tree.
"This is the place," stamping
the ground with his foot. "The
witch-hazel bough turned,in my
hand. I will put down a stake
here, and any time you choose
to dig I think you will strike
vein of good water.".
"Sho, nonsense," spluttered
Andy, "I could do that trick
myself. It's all moonshine, and
just to prove that it is, I'll be
gin digging there bright and
early to-morrer morning."
"Very well, sir," said Jonas,
"and if you don't strike water
in the course of a day or two
I will agree to pay you lor your
trouble." , 1
"Of course you wouldn't take
pay," said Polly, quickly. 1
" "Of course I would,' return
ed Andy, "and I'll take the
conceit but of him into the bar
gain."'-" '" 'l
"All right, sir," said Jonas
nottled by tho elder man's de
a
rision. "If ' I make a mistake
now, it will be the first time. I
am ready ,to stand to my agree
ment," and he nodded to Polly,
and turned 'on his heel and
walked away; ; . ; . !
The . next morning was one
in a thousand cool, clear,
crystalline, with a sky of une
qualed depth'of splendor, ;and
little breezes idly running their
fingers . through the grass jand
leaves, - and touching all j the
harmonies of the world.
Handy Andy . had a choice
collection of -the worst! old
clotlia ever seen. It was one
of Mrs. Andy's standing griev
ances that father would get'on
some old dud when she wished
him tq tipear resoctable Jle
never parted .voluntarily with
any of his habiliments. Some
times, when he was absent on
a journey, Mrs. Ilinman gave
away a few she hoped he would
not miss, and burnt up others
that were too bad to bestow in
charity, carrying them out to
the purifying and sacrificial
flame with a pair of tongs.
Now the lord and master
praseuted himself in a pair of
trousers he had used to paint
in, and which were plentifully
streaked and spotted with du
el's colors. Ot a pleasant
morning Andy liked to begin
work bright and early, and ; it
secretly did him good to hear
oily go singing round the
house, to smell ; the coffee bub
bling on the kitchen fire and
mingling its fragrance with lilacs
and seringas, and hear the hens
cackling in a business like way
out in the barn. Now as Polly
ripped down the orchard path
to the spring, she took sly
peeps at a picture of a kind
known as tin-type, which J onas
Strong had given her the day
before, and it seemed as though
her heart was full of melody,
which overflowed her lips.
Well-digging seemed to come
by nature to Andy ; before noon
he was up to his head, and had
rigged a pully and bucket, and
Margaret came out to empty
the bucket as it creaked up
over the pit. Overhead in the
pear-tree was a robin's nest.
The fuss had not driven off the
mother-bird. She sat there
evins proceedings and taking
a very intelligent interest in
the matter.
"Any signs of water yet, fath
er.
"No." responded Andy. "I
shall keep on for a spell right
down towards Chany. There'll
be some satisiaction in seeing
what buttresses and supports
the old farm, how the sleepers
are put in. It's curious how
one feels going down into the
insides of the 'arth. I've
thought of all those passages of
Scriptur' where it speaks of life
eternal, and compares . it to
well of living water. And I
expect if I go down deep
enough, to see stars shinning
in tho daytime, It's something
to be sartin the sun don't snnfl
'em out every morning like can
dles in the gold candlesticks
that was set before the ark of
covenant And to see the rob-
. ii it ' 1L
in roostin up mere uu iuv
pear-tree limb, as if she know
ed all about it and give her
consent, is kind of company.
I shan't lose nothing by the
job, for if it fails Jonas Strong
must pay up. I'll let him do
it just to show him he mustn't
try to come, it over folks with
no such hocus pocus. ',
! But what will you give Jo
nas if you succeed," asked Pol
ly: ;. ; . ; ,-. : . vi "
uDunno," responded Andy,
slowly, wiping the brown mold
from his face, "unless I let him
take you." -'
Polly said no more, but the
tin-type seemed to burn in the
depth of her pocket, in sympa
thy with her cheeks. So hey
worked ' on,: ; the hollyhocks
blooming in "variegated ranks, -
and the larkspur, and candy
tuft, and sweet williama spread- ,
ing a perpetual banquet for tho
bees ; ' while Mrs. Ilinman nap
ped out, the pillow-slips ( and
towels , she bad washed, - and
hung them on-the . currant push
es, and a brood of downy' chick
ens peeped in the burdocE All
that day they worked . and ' the
next, and Andy waa'deep in
the well his own hands had
digged, when suddenly ' there '
came a voice from the pit. - .
"That, rascal was jightv;uter
all. There is. water herey It's
rushing in fit to drown me."
And.Andy.: jjq-ambieou; fast;
ap ever ne couia. .- . t
Polly wa,s '-as pleased' as
though they ' had found a dia- '
mond mine under the poarTtree.
"The worst of it is we can't
crow over Jonas," said Andy,
scratching his head ; but I shall
say it was a lucky guess. Won
der what your mother'il do now,
she hain't got the well to; din
on ? Guess my old clothes'll
ketch it worse than ever.")
i
When the well cleared tho
whole family came out to ,taste
of its refreshing draught. -
"It's prime Adam's' !ale,"
said Andy passing the dipper ;
to his wife. "Don't-believe
there's a better well of water in
the town. I never thought be
fore that goodness struck in the
'arth much below my crowing
crops; but the ground's full of
it. You can't dig ":. anywhere
but what you'll . strike some
blessing or nuther. If I should
follow well digging for a living,
believe I should turn 'phlloso- ,i
pher." , ' ; . ri"' -
"I hope you won'rn into
anythingso' shiftless as ttiaf?
observed Mrs, Ilinman, with
proper contempt; "and what
I'm thinking of's whether I
shall have to make lye for
washing, and whether it '.won't
use up a sight of soap."-
In the course of a week An
dy stoned up the well, built a
neat curb, and hung a bucket
ready for use. Polly was only
sorry that the bucket could not
be made moss-covered to order,
like the one in the song. What
sentiment is there about a spick-and-span
new well ?
One day, when the work was
finished, Jonas Strong came
over to inspect it. Polly went
out with him, bare-headed, into
the shady, grassy yard. She
wore a white spencer and a
black bodice, and had put a red
rose in her hair. She stood
close to Jonas under the great
pear-tree, that made a shelter
ing bower with its long arms,
and they peered down together
at the little, cool, clear mirror
below.
"They say truth , lives far
down in the well," Jonas re
marked, as his hand stole out
and clasped his companion's;
"but I can road ' something
sweetef in your eyes, Polly."
They kissed each other, while
the robin looked sedately down
from her nest; and ' that day
ove got into the well along
with truth, and, for aught I
know, has lived there ever
since.
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The Mining Journal recom-' j
mends use of pulverized fuel in j (
he manufacture of iron. It ! j
states that the iron made in !
this manner Mill boar a greater !
tensile strain when reheated ?
and rolled once than that which ?
has been ' reheated and rolled
three times by the ordinary pro
cess. ' , " ; ', " ' ' ' '' ' '
I,
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There is a prospect that tho'
bankruptcy proceedings against
the Louisville, New Albany and
St Louis Air ' Lino Itailiw.
Company will by: compromiser

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