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It wt jroti r 'e.'n in tho ffluamfn,
When e iv m Ittfht to ee
The wee b:i facn o th Urlm,
Th it it gnptlr, cry wn h star I,
An I our crowded nt in
To hold fttiiihrr bird I
Sii little honnio month,
Ah tup I tk' imnkletrt nit,
But to grti'Itf' the hit t1 the notentt.
For mulior nd me were ill I
Oh 1 nrttlc up clueer, tloi.rih.
Lim MiV on the nowy b-ni t,
Whir fit if.''n fountain flotrV
Wheu thy tw wurtn lips ro prtil,
Th rioh mn countth his crc
By the uliinin' kwJ in . Intnl.
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Tho p'lir man uiiieth hi MoMinge
y thi rmji 'o vif!i wt,
Ut tha h"p that glut iu birnlrt' q
iij thu itouiwi o' bftirnice' ft-i't.
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llame to mither anJ me I
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Th;i4ihe thnlovo ye brought wi ye I
Ceald ere the Mn'tflu' the wild wind,
An' rough tho w.irlJ may be
Hut warm the hitine e' tho wee on
In the heart of mither an i me I
[From the Farmers' Chronicle.]
A CURIOUS LOVE—THE MISSING
Drenrj Deccmbor layi, with thair
unow aua ulcct and rum, liavo au in-
fluonco of their own that load.i u to
ward a peculiar enjoy in out that we
fuel at no other time. The dotire to
hear of and nco the outiido world
lenvot us. Books como noaror to us;
thoir companionship U almost liko
that of living pcrsonn; tho sentiment
aud wit nnd liuinor Ktaud proiiniicii t
ly forward; tho words ccm written
iu a bulder hand on eucli a daj than
on one of your oomiuou days.
Wo may not caro to work on those
dreary days. Minnio will lay asido
licr almost nniHlicd uress; Jolin will
postpone his visit to the city, but will
hesitate to touch an implciucut in the
sliup; old Uncle Joe, always busy
making an as handlo or a broom, or
aiondiug a wash tub, cares only to
recline in the rocking-chair in the
oornor, doii u, drcuuiiug, listening,
it may bo musing; Charlio won't whirl
hin top noruicnd hit sjed,but sprawl
upon tho floor, lying upon his back,
framing fairy pictures or reading odd
stories; Addia coils himself, liko a
privileged cat, on tho skirts of his
mother's dress, as alio sits at her
knitting; little Nellie goos to sleep
with her doll in her arms, aud the
cat forgets the hole in the corner to
such au extent that a during little
mouso actually runs across Uucle
Joe's foot, sir. Tho cold seems to
have paralyzed the drsiro to do, and
loft ouly the capacity to enjoy; to
have taken uway all uneasiuess as to
being idle, and left a feeling of gen
eral dou't-carativoness as to rosults.
On such a day wo lovo to gather
about us old letters, to dive in among
their records, to gather up tho threads
of narrative, and to fit the scraps with
what wo know ourselves into an uu.
broken story. A little, is told hero
in a letter from an old man; a littlo
thoro in a nolo from a sprightly
young miss; an explanatory flash
here from a scientific young gent,
lighting tho whole expause for a mo
ment, then leaving nil darker than
before; a sunset-glow at another
point is imparted by tho lottor from
sumo big' hearted man; a stormy
darkness mado to surround nil by
tho letter ot somo disappointed dys
peptin; tho tttory tinted in rainbow
tiuts by somo euthusiastio girl. Put
all these together, and the patch
work story of experieuco and of lifo
is well told.
Style tells so muoh in writing, and
dings so tenaciously to a man, you
need not a'ways look at the signature
to learn whether tho writer be young
or old, boy or girl, woman or man,
student or professor, lawyor or doo
tor, editor or merchant.
Kaeh calling has its pet phrases,
and each individual has his favorite
mode of expression, his ortain words
to use at certain times, his channel
marked nut in which ho sails smooth
ly, out of which ho (founders terri
bly. Letters that you received years
ago the writers of wliich may bo
forgotten projerve the writers' iden
tity, and recall each characteristic.
On these dreamy December days,
we revel among books and old letters
and new ones, too, with an interest
that is something liko that with
which wo listen to a first-class orator:
tlm deeper we go, tho longor we stay
tue jfronger tho chain that binds
us to the ''l(;0 an( "18 "J"118' before
us. Yesteruy I found among ay
old papers, a bundle of letters ro-
cciveu uuriu; a
Unopened were all, acd the ficrots
were all my own. Heio were the
words of friends, spoken two or three .
months ago, still uuspoken tome.
Thoy were from persons in whom I
felt a strong interest, and it was with
a reproachful start that I acknoarU
edgodthut I had forgotton that they
must bt performing their different
parts in life, Instead of resting qui
etly in the cottage home among the
mountains of West Virginia.
The first that was opeued was from
a fairy-like little Miss, the sister of
our nianiao soldier of old, who, when
I last saw Her, was frail and fair, ris
ing with uncertain movements from
the mysterious weakness of a long
term of sickness. (How naturally
we turn first to a woman's band.)
She wrote two months ago from home
in her girlish way: "We are all at
home, and I am e clad, ine uam-
uess is all cone now. Brother is not
iih ns. but then h is well, and you
cannot understand how much thil
menus to us. Tho old house is so
different, so bright, so comfortable.
1 am not afraid now to go into tho
garret or tho cellar, even at mid
night. Six months ago I would not
veuturo alone into cither placo at
midday. 1 was not nfrtfid, but there
was such a fear in my heart, that I
was very weak. I tako delight now
in going into every dark corner; tho
fear is gone and I am strong.
My brother's good friend and old
comrade is very near and dear to mo.
I feel that you know this. I am
blessed iu being loved, and having
my love approved by all who know
aud luvo me. Wo are uot ' engaged'
as the saying is. I am so young you
know, and he says ho has mueli to
accomplish before ho marries. How
foolish men arc, ns if I, as his wife,
couldn't lolp him to accomplish what
he thinks ho must do alone.
Brother is apparently very happy.
That young lady frioud of ours iu
the mountains rcpcc3 him very tauch
f..r saving her life the day of the
storm, you know. Ho loves her, I
know, but will nover tell hor so, lie
is going South in a few weeks."
This was pleasant, and a current of
pleasant thoughts commenced flow,
ing towards "castles in Spain." How
they surged back in confusion, as if
somo Rrim monBtor had plungod
through tho pretty stream, leaving it
disjointed, turbid and iu turmoil, as
I read tho following from tho brotli
"Thero is a darkness worse than
that from w.hich I havo rocoverod.
Friends congratulate ma oa uiy re
covery and my improved health, and,
indeed, I am well; I know it, 1 ftol
it, aud am almost defiant in my new
lho misfortune was a terrible one
I look ubout mo and se my old com
rades wounded. loin with an and
gono, Joe with both legs off at the
knee, Bob blind from the effocts of a
shot, and my brave old commander,
Joo Hooker, paralyzed aud stricken
to the heart, aud I fool about my
head, and know that I was 'wounded'
too, that I lost for a time more than
arm, and leg, and eyes, aud yet I
bvr now no scars. If mon would
ouly look upon the misfortune as au
honorablo wound, I could hour it, but
to call mo 'crazy,' tho sore will nev
"And now thero is another dark
ness enfolding mo a hopeless lovo.
I know nil that is in my way, but 1
lovo and have long loved our vouni:
lady friend of tho mountains. 1
dreamed all through my army lifo of
acquiring honors and then woalth,
ttiut l migiit claim tins beautiful end
as wife. Could there bo a worsa fate
than mino ?
"Wcro it not for tho love of mv
people I have folk my sisters' aud
my mother s sou lianas knotting aud
double-knotting strong cords about
my heart I am wicked enough now,
to mug mysolt irorn tlio grand old
precipice in tho mountains or to dash
over tho fulls below. I will not do
it you need not fear but then I
have an inclination, and that is bad
enough. I am offered a situation in
Florida. I uliall go and try to do as
I should do lovingf but hoping
A lottor from tho father of this
mountain girl, written on tho samo
day but at a placo hundreds of miles
distant, says pleasantly:
"All your friends have left us and
wj aro lonely, my duughtor moro so
tlian mysoll. fclie told me frankly
mat sno loves your young iriend,
whoso history has been such a strange
one, as you told me. I thought at
first that this was mere sympathy for
linn, but 1 lind it is mure. I have
satisfied mysolf that tho young man
loves in roturo,aud I proposo to havo
you, my good old frieud, enoouragc
too young man in doing well that he
may win the girl."
row this was all very moo, but a
lottor fram this hopeless young man,
written four weeks lator, bursts upon
mo in this w!bo:
"Have iust heard nf vnnr unriniia
iiiness 1 feel that I ought to aban
don everything nnd go to you at once.
1 am doing remarkably well. After
writing you last a strango thing hap
pened mo. I overheard a conversa
tion between my sisters. I mado my
route cast tako in the Kanawha Val
ley. 1 discovered that my lovo was
returned. This is all I care for.
Most man in love would desire to oall
tho girl, wite. I do not. I am hap
py in the consciousness of being
loved. I am going to Australia on a
venture that will make or ruin mo."
And all these things were buried
in this package. ' Can you wondor
that the dreary JJecomber day was
pleasant to me. Tlieso flashes re
vealed hidden scenes in the great
drama of life that mado the stago
situations of tho now better under
stood. So is lifo'i story told. Not always
in plain narrative; cot always in what
you see and hear, but sometimes by
the replacing ot broken links or tlio
sudden flashing of light upon dark
ened aud mysterious wsys.
TnK Place to oo into Traimso.
A Wiuona poper says: "Tho ben
eficial and braoiug effect of our Min-
nesota atmosphere is Sometimes quite
ainuiiugly illustrated. A young gen
tleman who ling been here four weeks
from New Vork, has gained eight
pounds in that time. The other day
he weighed oue hundred and thirty
six pounds before dinner, and after
supper on the same aoales, ho reach
en one hundred and forty I That'll
do for two meals.
A bachelor, acoording to the la
test definition, is a man who has lost
the opportunity of making woman
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.
In tho Senate, Mr. Sherman of
Ohio, (K), from tho r iiianee Com
mittee, reported hack to the Home a
bill fixing duties on copper, Ac; al
so, the following resolution, which
oo his motion was laid on the table
to bo called up at an early day.
A'fiiie.i, By Senate that neither
public policy nor the good faith of
the nation will allow redemption of
the !-20 bonds, until tho govern
ment shall perlorra its primary duty
of paying its notrs iu coin, or mak
ing thoul equivalent thcrtto, and
measures should , bo adopted to se
cure resumption of specie paytueut
a; ns early a period as practicable.
Mr. Mierm.'in also reported back
from tho samo Committor) without
ameudmunt the joint resolution in
troduced bv Mr. KdmumU in No
vember, 1807, whioh read as follows:
Joint resolutions pledging the
laith of tlio tinted Mates to the pay
ment of tho public debt in coiu or its
Wheiiia, The puhlio debt was,
except whero specially otherwise or
dered, contracted upon tho faith and
credit of tho Unite i States that the
samo would bo paid or redeemed iu
coin or its equivalent; and '
AVuciuaa, Poubts havo been rais
ed ns to tho duty and propriety of
discharging such debt in com or its
JCiiuheJ, By tlio Senato and House
of Representatives of tho Unitod
States, tio , that tho publio dobt of
tho (anted States, except in eases
wherein the law authorizes the same,
or provision was oxpresaly mado, is
owing iu coin or its onuivalen I, and
tho laith of tho United States is lioro-
by solemnly pledged to its payment
Tho Senate, on motion of Mr. Mor
ton, took up his bill for the resump
tion of specie pnyineut, on whioh ho
spoko at length.
SENATOR MORTON'S SPEECH.
Senator Morton, in tho courso of
an ulaborato speech, in reply to the
argumcut that tho currency is re
dundant, and that wo can not return
to specio payment until contraction
has taken place, said tho otitira bank
circulation before tho war was 8-M2,-OOO.UOU,
and tho specie hold by the
banks 988,000,000, but at tho samo
time gold and silver wuro in cirotla
tion, and it is probable thero were
more than 8150,000,000 in the coun
try besides that held by tho banks.
Then thoro also wuro the issues of
tho local banks, not eurront except
in tho localities whero issuod, whioh
reudorod necessary tho payment of
debts and commercial trausaotions in
bills of exchange nnd promisory
notes, amounting to many hundreds
of millions of dollars annually. This
form of currency is still used, but
not nearly to tho snmo extent,
Greenbacks and National Bank notes
aro now transferred from ono section
to another to the amount of many
hundred millions. Kvery year, he
continued, the uecds of tho country
demaud au increase of currency over
18C0 of at least $150,000,000, nnd
therefore when you ndd to tho actual
currency of lSOO, "viz: about $150,-
000,000, tho amount ot currency now
used iu placo of formor bills of ex-
chaugo and promisory notes, and tho
increased demaud tor other purposes,
it is doubtful whether tho currency
is moro rebundunt now than in 1840,
when tho banks wcro paying spooio;
and if not redundant, contraction is
not a necessary preliminary measure
to a return to specie payment.
Again, said Mr. Morton, it is said
the government cannot roturn to spo
cie payinont until wo have checked
tho flow of gold to Europe, by largo
ly reducing our importation of for
eign goods. This is a clear caso of
puttiug tho discaso for tho reinody.
Gold, like overy commodity, is gov
erned hy tho great commercial law
of demand aud supply. It goes
where it is Deeded, aud loaves tho
eountry whon not in demand. In
this country thero is but oue domand
for gold, which is to pay duties on
imports. In whatever country paper
monoy has been mado a legal tender,
it has universally drivon gold aud
silver from circulation, and in great
part from the country. Thus it is
tliut Canada is flooded with American
silver, and that Amorioan gold has
gone to Europe in a steaJy stream
for five yours. Thus it was that du
ring the French revolution, when
their assignats, a legal tonder liko
our own, drove French gold into all
neighboring countries, so when the
assignats finally collapsed, as thoy
did in a single day, Franco found
herself almost destitute of coiu.
Aud thus it was during the long bus.
peusion of the Bank of England when
the English gold went out, aud was
ouly rooallod by preparations mado
to return to specie payment.
During the first fivo yeajs of tho
decade, ending June '.W, 18iiS, our
gold exports wore e-'01,2G3,:97.
During tho last five years our ex
ports were $413,01)0,000, showing an
inorcase of $152,422,000. Dwriag
the first fivo years our imports of gold
exceed those of the last five years
$19,389,000, which, added to $152,-
422,000, would mako $171,811,000 of
increased gold loss during the last
five years. We can not retain our
gold at homo except by making a
demand for it. If we would reduce
importations of foreign goods, we
must withhold the gold with which
they are purchased, and this we cau
nut do, except by making it more
profitable to keep it at home than to
send it abroad.
Mr. Morton next alluded to the
idea that we can only raiso the valuo
wf our currency by raising that of
our bonds, and to that end we must
pply tho surplus gold into tho
Treasury to the purchase of our
bonds in tho market to he cancelled.
This ho hold to bo a tniseotieeptiou.
lie did hot believe tho cxisteneo of
our bonded debt had anything to do
with tho depreciation of our eurrenry.
He bcliuTod it would be depreciated
if government did uot owe a single
bond, or if our bonds were at par.
Tho currency was depreciated be
o a mo tho reunliHck noto is a prom
no to pay so many dollars on demand
which it docs not pay. The promise
daily broken, and lias long been
dishonored, whilo tho uoto draws no
interest, and government has fixed
no time when it will pay it. Under
the circumstances tho note must be
depreciated. Tho solvency or ulti-
ruato ability of tho promisor to pay
never kept over duo paper at par and
never will. To do that there must
be certainly in tho payment and timo
of payment aud if tho timeofyay
nieut b deferred compensation must
be mado by the paymcut of interest.'
Tho taking of tho gold iu the
Treasury for tho pur-jhsso of
bonds puts tho redemption of
greenbacks out oflh; power of tho
government, and proclaims to the
world that it docs uot intend to re.
turn to specie payments. Tho gold
thus taken would not cuter into cir
culation, but would sink back into an
article of merchandise, to bo gambled
for as it now is in Wall street. Tho
greenback circulation is a part of the
publio debt for the redemption of
whioh tho faith of tho nation is sol
emnly pledged. The redemption of
this pledge is not only demanded by
every principlo of national honor,
but is imperatively demanded by
the iutcrests of tho peoplo collective
ly aud individually, and if the gov
incut woro to take tho only means by
which it cau bo done, aud apply it
to tho purchase of bouds not duo for
many years, it would merit and rc
eeivo tho indignation and contempt
of every honest ninn everywhere.
Mr. Morton onforocd this prosi
tion at length, and then said : "To
tho man who lent his money to the
government to carry on tho war for
the suppression of the rebellion I am
grateful. Whalovcr may havo boon
his motives, ho wss a publio benefac
tor, and cntitlod to tho thanks of tho
nation. To him the govornmont
must keop faith, whatever that faith
may he. But whilo our eroditora
should rccnivo all thoy aro entitled to
In law and equity, it is not had faith
tor improvo the eoudition of the bal
ance of tlio peoplo. Ho then ooin
narwd tlm action of tu aortrv at
Treasury in conduction as tho result
ot a misapprehension of tho causes
which depreciate paper currency ;
and argued that tho legalization of
specific contracts to bo cxeeuted
in coin, would result iu evils and
hardships without end, and could
not appreciate tho valuo of the cur
rency any more than common con
tracts for future dolivcry of gold. He
also controverted the other recom
mendation of the Secretary for fixing
a timo when United States notes
shall cease to le legal tondors, ex
cept as government dues, as au act
of repudiation, which docs not differ
in principal from the proposition of
tho 1 resident to apply the payinont
of tho iutorest to the extinguishment
of tho bonded dobt. Whon tho
greenbacks have been brought to par,
aud the government stands ready to
redeem them, then, and not till then,
can their legal tender character bi
taken away without repudiation.
Alluding to Supreme Courts, if they
huve any doubts on the question
whether greenbacks are legal tonder
they should bo cast in the legislation
of Congress. The Supremo Court
should bo something more than a
rigid expounder of statutes or col
lector of precodents, and should view
such a question as statesmen, as well
as lawyers. Ho had full confidence
in the learning, ability and patriot
ism of that august tribunal, and be
lieved it would not render a decision
until the question has been viowed
in all its bearings and consequences.
To return to speuio payment without
a crash is tho greut desideratum, and
this can only be done by making
tho process gradual. Time is a nec
essary element, and tho first question
to bo considered is tho period wuicu
should bo fixed .by the government
for beginning the redemption of the
ereonback notos ; and in my bill 1
have statod tho 1st of July, 1871.
Fixing a time must be the starting
point of any plan which proposes to
bring about redemption without crash
or disaster. In proposing to give
two years and a half to begin the
ork of redemption, I have several
bjects in view. First, by establish
ing tho period of redemption, a fixed
raluo is given greenback notes. Now
its valuo is fluctuating and sometimes
rarying as much as ten per
cent, in sixty days, and scarcely ever
remaining the same for a week at a
timo. But by fixing a time for its
redemption a certain value had been
given it. . If his note is to be paid in
jold on July 1st, 1S71, its value to
day can be determined by ordinary
rules of disoount, and will readily
improve as tho time for its redomp.
tiou approaches. Othor preparations
being properly ,made, it will be at
par on or before the day fixed for
redemption. By gradual apprecia
tion, by fixing the time for redomp
tiou, ono chiof eloinont of tho value of
all commercial paper is gained, that
ef cortsinly in the time of payment.
Seooud, by fixing the period redemp
tion, the country is notified aud may
be prepared for the change. People
will have it in view in making new
eontrsots aud arrangements in busi
uesk debtors feariug a deoliue iu
prices of property, will hasten to pay
their debts. During this two and
half years, the great body of exist
ing debts among tho peoplo will be
paid. The dobt now contracted, not
falling duo before two years and a
half, is very small, and generally for
real estate, J l great difficulty
generally attending improvement in
tho value of tho currency and the re
sumption of specie payments where
they have becu suspended, is tho re
duction in tho nominal price of prop,
crty and labor which operates injuri
ously on the debtor class. It is true
tb.at as tho purchasing power of the
currency is increased, tho normal
prices are diminished, but this effect
is sometimes counteracted by tho in
crcaso in tho Volumo of tho ourren.'y
Tho inflation of tin currency, eve n
though it bo Composed of gold aud
silver cxeluoively, iueroases tho nom
inal prices of property, of which we
have a notable instance in the history
Spain. When resumption takes place
all gold and silver w II be set frse
and poured iuto the volume of the
currency, thereby iu Hating it to a
considerable extent, boeauso the
whole amount of gold and silver is
very much greater than the whole
amount of greenbacks that will be
presented for redemption. But, as
beforo stated, tho period for redomp
tion is postponod so long that tho
great body of existing debt will bo
paid before it arrives an t the de
lusion in the price of property, which
is likely to bo small, would ailliet but
a very limited class, and scarcely
reach the business of the country. The
time given is so long that it will bo
coine stale in)tho publio mind. All ex.
eitement and panic will pass away,
and tho change como so gradually
that the people will at least have for
gotten whon it arrives.
Third, By fixing tho period of ro
demptioti so far off tho government
will havo timo to collect the amount
of gold necessary.
Mr. Morton explained tho remain
ing portion of his bill. Ho estimates
the gold and silver in tho eoflutry at
$400,000,000 ; tho products of mine
for the year lSC9,at 75 millions, and
after that a hundred mil.iou, per
annum, hut the amount of gold in
tho country is by no moans so impor
tant as may bo supposed. When the
greenbacks began to depreciato in
valuo, our bonds will inevitably ad
vauce along with them. It will be a
very easy matter for tho government
tlion to procure enough gold abroad,
added to that whioh is in tho Treas
ury, to lodeem tho wholo groonbaok
Ho concluded as follows: The cur
reuov is not redundant, as I havo be
fore undertaken to show, aud con
traction should not como this sido of
repudiation, and only by act of re
demption, Tho greenback notes re
deemed may bo canceled, aud tho
eoin paid out for them will tako their
places in tho circulation. Tho our-
roucy will become mixed, but tho
volume will not bo diminished.
Bringing the greenback notes to par
will, in chemical language, so free all
tho gold and silver in tho land, and
pour thorn into the volumo of the
eurrenoy, thus inflating it; but the
inflation will bo logitimato. The
national banking system may bo frco,
limited, or restrained by require
ments of rodeeming their notes in
ooin. Then thero will be oue cur
rency for all the people, and one
man's inoomo will be equal to anoth
er's of like amount. Then our bonds
having kept pace with the apprecia
tion of tlio currency will bo at par.
and thoir disastrous flow to Europe
win oo oueckod. men the govorn
mont can soli 4 per cont. bonds in
the market at par, and with the pro
ceeds pay off the prosout bonds if the
Holders reluse to exehango thorn, and
thus reduoe tho aggrogate interest
on the debt more than $40,000,000
per annum; thou the business of the
country will be upon solid founds
tions and its prosperity enduring.
At the end ot two yesrs, reconstruc
tion will, in all probability, have ta
ken place, tho blessings of peace will
prevail throughout the land, the
prosperity of the South will bo in
great part restored, and cotton,
though nevermore called king, will
play its former part in our foreign
exchanges. After tho ocoan has been
swept by angry tompests that have
engulfed gallant fleets and strewed
tho shore with wrocks and tho bodies
of tbe dead, comes a calm, the moun
tain waves sink to gentle billows, the
fierce calo lulls to a prosperous
breeze, the sun shines forth in splen
dor, and tbe surviving manners, with
joyful hearts, agsiu spread their
satis, resume their eourse, aud speed
away to their destined havon. o
with our country whou peace, recon
struction and resumption haveeomo.
It lias boon swept and rent by civil
war, the land was Btrown with the
deid, and everywhere are visible the
vestiges of the conflict. Hut peace
has come, and with it reconstruction.
The bright sun of prosperity shinos
forth in a clouded sky. Iudustry,
irauo BQu commerce again now in
their aooustomed channels with ac
celerated currents. The tide of em
igration, rising higher and higher,
sweeps soross from the old world.
The wildorueis of tho est yields up
its golden treasures and blossoms as
the rose, and our eountry moves on
gloriously to its great aud final des
tiny. At the conclusion of his speoch,
Hr. Morton moved to refer his bill
to the Fiuanoo Commit'.eo, which wss
One day at a farm-house a wsg
ssw so old gobbler trying to est tbe
strings of souil night caps that lay nn
the grass to bleaoh. "That,'.' said he
"is what I call introducing cotton
into Turkey.' '
Testimony of the Bible on Temperance.
"This onr son is stubborn and re
bellious j ho will not obey our voico
ho is a eluttnn ami .Irm.l.r.l a.. I
all the niej in this city shall stone
him witli stones, and he shall die.
So shall thou put away evil from
among you." Pout, xxi., 20, 21.
"Do uot drink win nnr alroni.
drink, thou nor thy sons with thee,
when ye fo into the tabernacle of the
congregation, loast you die; it shall
so a statute lorevur throughout your
generatiou." Lev. x , 9.
To the mother of Samson ; "Now,
therefore, beware, I pray thes, and
drink not wine uor strong drink."
Judges xiii., 4.
"It is uot foi kings to drink wins,
nor princes strong diink." Prov.
xtii , 4.
"He that loveth wino shall not le
rial.." Prov. xxi., 17.
"Who bath woo? Who hath sor
row ? Who hath wounds witln.nt
came? Who hath redness cf eyes?
m i. . i . r
incy mat tarry long at the wine;
they that iro to seek mixed wiuo."
Prov. xxiii., 29, 30.
"lor thoy cat the bread of wicked
ness, aud drink the wiue of violoucc?"
Prov. iv., 17.
"Priuk water out of thine own
cistern, and runuing waters out of
thine own woll." Prov. v.. 15.
"Look uot upini the wine when it
is reu, when it givcth tho eolor iu tho
cup, when it movoth aright. At tho
last it piteth liko a serpent and sting
eth liko au adder." Prov. xxxiii.,
"For tho drunkard and tho glutton
shall come to poverty." Prov. xx
Wine is a mocker, strong drink
is raging, and whosoever is deceived
thereby is not wise." Prov., xx., 1.
Woo unto thorn that are mighty to
driuk wine, aud men of strength to
mingle strong driuk." Isaiah v., 22
"Tlicv shall not drink win with
song. Strong, drink shall be bitter to
thoiu that driuk it." Isaiah xxiv., U.
"Woe unto thorn that riso ud oarlw
in the morning that they may fol
low strong drill k, that oontinue un
til night, till wiue iuflamu theui."
iiaian v., 11.
"But th o v havo orrod thouch wlnn
and through strong driuk are out of
tue way; mo priost and the prophet
navo errod through strong driuk, tbsy
sre swallowed up of wino; they aro
out of the way through strong driuk ;
they err to vision, thev stumbled la
"lho druuksrds of Ephriem shall
be troddou under feet." Isaiah xx
"Woo to the druukards of
J.phrioiu. Isaiah xxviii., 1.
"Wo will driuk no wiuo; for Jona
hnb tho sou of llachah our fatlmr
commanded us saying, Ye shall drink
uo wiuo, neither ye uor your sous
I' Woo unto him that giveth his
neighbor driuk, that puteth tho
botile to him, aud makest him drunk
en also." Jleb. ii., 15.
"Be uot among wiuo-bibbors, and
among riotous eaters of flash."
Prov. xxiii,, 20.
"For ho"t(John tho Baptist) "shall
driuk neither wiuo nor strong driuk."
"Aud tako hoed to yourselves, lest
at any timo your hearts be over
charged with surfeiting aud druuk-
enoss. Luke xxi., 31.
Taking it Coolly.
Old Squiio Hopkins was a perfect
pioture of meekness and simplicity,
and his stuttering Boomed tho effect
of bashfulness rather than iuhorent
dhysical defect. Oue day a neighbor
came to buy a yoke ot exeu of him.
Itie price was named, and the am.
uials made a satisfactory appearance
"Are they brcachy ?" asked the
"N-n-nover t-t-troubled mo," was
The other paid the prioe and took
tho yoke. In a day or two he oanie
back in a towering passion.
"Confound these critters, Squire
there ain't no fence that will keop
'em I They will break through a
stone wall, or jump over the moon.
What tbe dickens made you tell tue
they wasn't breachy ?"
"I-I didn't say n-n.no s-uoh
"1'es you did ; you said they nev
er troubled you."
"Oh, well noighbor," said tho
Squire, "I d-don't let suoh a th-thing
as that e'er t-t-trouble mo."
The buyer sloped.
Sin Calculated Ahead. Ono
evening a littlo girl of six years
heard her father read an account of
a mechanic whose arm was torn by
machinery. ISO one supposed she
took any notice of it; but when she
went up stairs she began to sob vio
lently. When axkod what was the
matter, she exclaimed, "Oh, desrl
what shall I do if thoy marry me to
a macitiue man ?" Her mother,
scarcely able to repress laughter, re
plied, "Don't cry about that, my
child; perhaps you will never be
married." "Oh. yes, I shall," she
responded,' trying to swallow her
sobs; "they will marry mo to some
body, sod likely as uot he will.be a
macuiue man; and if he breaks his
arm all to pieces, I sha'n't know
uothiug what to do."
Briok Pomoroy sails General tirant
" the smoke sisok," and the New
York World " Belmont's flipfllop." ;
Thank your stars that you were
not of tlie heirs of the late Baron
Rothschild. The legacy dntj amount
ed to 91,000,000.
LOCKE3 & BLTMYEK,
e. kkii . a.uKi. w. a. mr.
2,00 PER AWHUIW 1,1 ADUrlCE.
BOOK AND JOB PMNTINQ
t KU1 HlH'lrTlH
Don Nxntly nn.l rVijmntly.
Taking it Coolly. Business Directory.
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LEE 4 BREWER, .
ATTOltMlYH .AT LAtT.
J S). aiMU'Uf. ATrKSJTHtt 4JIVRS! T
11 all kln.l. of M,Ui. i.i... B..k
ount.r, I'Kii.inn.. O-om-.in sii..ti
.'l.tlf4 lUnk lUuuk nni.n. ti..r-..t n
Ifla.OMo. I InnlliiHII.
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GIBSON 4 PENNINGTON,
ATTOIINHYH AT TAW,
r J- om In riitt futloml Dank F
BLTSMI MUU .
BYERS & PERSONS,
A ttornry'e Ac tt imclrrrii it Tiitw
VMsl tf.tllrftore In Chanrery. i,rel laev
mo K-t(t. Attention sttT'n lu prv.u$
ii aliimi. etttrtr ettte mU'im Aillrcttnnt
I eurmc ,'MiMife, Uilice In f:r t.-t ijt TtehArtfsj
Rioee, urnn.tnio. iwey ijm. iei.
Attorney nt Xjtxtxr
Omnx--('i.raar Msln mat rrry MUMta.
BACHMAN 4 CRAMER,
-iVttortio.VH iv t jLitiTT,
TtIiiNS anS Claims promptly AMlMtM. CB
n.ia ttv.r ltrl & Cu.'S Slur. WMUlnftoa
lrt, Turin, Ohio.
0 EIC liS.MoRTOAdKX, I'OW tRS Of ATTOR
NEY, ., itrompllr nit liftlr miitel t
llnthAr hiilltiuM pmnliilng I 11.9 OIS4- IUul
1 tu un rosanuablo titrins.
OSIo- la Ryan's lllnrh. oppnati MaaibaB
Huns, -a toaevuS fiaar.
Timn, Fab. . isos. rolStv
A-ttornoy ivt IfVW,
NOTARY PUBLIO, REAL ESTATI
OENCRATj INSURANCE! AGENT
Offl lo CutainareiM llnw, oppoalia tba lrat
Tlltln, Ohio, Jun. 1 l(M!8. olJ.
ROY & JONES)
ATTORN EYi AT LAW, ;
Will etteitd pruiBpiljr to ell hut-In! ntretu
d le their re re. jLlel ettenlton given to
home end foreign ro limit torn, tA-itig drio-i-ileni.eoilrotinf
pe ft ad pen.. one tor mldltrt,
wltluwe ftitd orphAne. bod-1 jr.
DR. A. JV. FREYMAN,
nAVINCNOW PERMANENTLY LOCATED
In I'tlNn ioithwi curnsr of Market e4
jvfTVrtnn nrii'U, uiMiite tlm Kplecftl ebutvh.
rtV tlrel tl.nr OH JtirWeou etrt'el. Huh cite end
tiuix'i iu iniTit h lihuml i-itruii-ihie. bit ring th
ftcWftuiftsrc of IU tern. yinre (xprt-iiMi in Keewta
ritutyiveiiie, ftnil iwUij UmiiUr witti iht Itosit.
lien end 4eriiian Udkuakvi. 8(m-uI ettetittna
pftUl Iu d.eMe ut wutiHiii and chiUireiit "J eo-Ju
I'liVaiUlAN AND HUJtOJjON,
Orrni HocutKromv in In, , n1 tlo I r. a.
bamnlnvM, from lu &. a. tu r. a.
Orrin oi, tiiiraol a.ruol, vuU door ! f tUa
M. K. riiitivh.
DR.J. D. 0'CONNER,
HAVIMti IM:itMAftKfULY LOt'ATKD IV
Tlfflu, hne iiuonetl a a ciltloti In Tomb e iilosjk.
immedlMfly uvrr the Pot tort tee. H hoi-., ly
trlct ftttvntton tu hutlnrae, with twenty-four
year riorifiire in the pro.Vte.oa, to merit lib
eral ehAreuf the puhllr pAtrtnAe.
usnoo nouri irum a a. 10 a p, w.
er Hi'itdf uo oue nitle South of Vlftle. nn the)
PUuk Ituftd. Inovjauein.
H. B. MARTIN M. D.
F OHM Kill. V OI MKI.MOhK I.ATB A
Hunrrnn In the nrmv hne nvmieneiitly Inee
ttd lu Tlllln. end hevltitf hrul lUttjfn yuere riperl
enee In the prut tie of Medicine, he hojHte W
merit nnd hurt the publio pntronejre.
I t- omen in Nttioimi HiOl buLlULn;.
All OAlle a tt.' 11 tied to, either el nijititor def.
Aim, KvAinLulug Hurf(eon for I'rntlont.
aprlO-eetf.) If. 11. MARTIN. M. D.
' ROBERT LYSLE & CO "T-
flrnnral Imur.nci Aicnnia, l.lfo. Aocl.iaal
I Ktro, and Marine litiurnnra ilnn oiia ilia null
favoraula t-rm. Ot!to In Hyaii't lllix-k, atff-ottd
flour, oppoilifi tha Miawhan liouta, TidUi, O.
Huf 7. 'S7 1 yr.
VOLMER & KIRCHNER, .
ASJII nKAI.KRS ISJ R8 AnY SI ADR ('LOTH
In.;. Onta Kurulahlug (ion-U, Hals tapa. A..
ComlAUIIy .hnnil. Mruail Clotha, !-
anrm ami Vi-atlm-a, WhlLprtim rtrt, Tuna, U
rartlrular allrntion iilvcu lo I'uitom Work.
All ttrurri will mr-et with prftinpl attrntloa.
ilT- B. We have I lie AgnluiJ for tha heat
wing Mac-hlue uow la uie. noau4t(.
THE TIFFIN WOOLEN KILLS
R. T. SHAWIIA.V, J. A. Mcv'AHtAltD
J. M. NA VI.OR, A. O. SSKATH,
S. O. SN i:ni, U. W. lll'HKIIH.
JOHN 0. GROSS, ln-alWat.
Minufaelurara of Xlmntla, TweeiU. Caaalmeraa
hatiuittta, Clolhi, llltnkt'ii, anil Mocking Vara.
CAM1I 1A1I li'Olt WllOL.
W. C. HEUUES, SeereUry.
Tlffln, April Sth,18B8.
KLINE, LOWE 4 CO.,.
Msnuluclurcrs and Doulara In
SASH. . -Doors,
Blinds, Worked flooring, &o
nASS RAILISJO, MTROtX 0AWIS10 AMIS
MiHililluK of all kluila eutl aiiea euulo M Cr-
r at ahorl aottea auiloa libera! terna. . '
Thoiedeilrtngtobullilvlllde wall to sail
It before purchaaliia; ejaewhera.
J- Allurilera 111 led oa the auorteet nottee.
Shop no Market strea. West of the Caurt
tad oeartaa wooden bridge,
JEWELLEIl, TIFFIN. O-
OrrcRs ros sals)
Stiver ripooae, Furka,
ituttiir Knire, fivkln.
K J", ii Korea, Caetm.
fe.l'?SJ-5..- ae tntde.
Harinir huen reamiatrliateri'1 T am abla ta klva
nay umliriitetlattentiou le my hualaeae. All li-xte
warranted na ripre.onied. Stwra opposite tha
Court lloiiei-, Muid etrcet.
Jul; 4th, twn.ljr. -
No, tu, I- O- o T will t-e ir(i oe ine ..j4 a4
411. rnUe of earn ut-tttrt, AU ike iJaHtswre
flUasl ie l pftSWJUia
y Older ol kC. If.
Ti, O. Jum UIMe, j.