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PUBLISHED EVERT THtjRSDAT
U. O. GOULD.
TERMS Of tUBSCBIPTIONl
Im Adrajtce ".
Jo tunni at an descriptions fanhhetl to
order, and (uannieed to prois satisfactory ss to
Thb Crown Perfumery Company of
London has offered a reward of one hun
dred guineas for the best prize poems by
English, American, or Hindoo authors,
on the subject of the Prince of Wales'
visit to India, to be treated with refer
ence to contrasts of ancient and modern
Leo VII, of Armenia, dispossessed and
dethroned by Russia in 1847, is living in
Milan, with bis wife and six children, in
the bitterest poverty. When driven out
he possessed considerable capital in banks
in England and America, but this was
soon swept away by rash speculation. He
has sold his jewels and other valuables,
and is now without a roof to shelter
Thb surgical examination of the body
of Lexington, the great Kentucky race
horse, revealed a most singular cause for
bis death. That part of the skull under
the left eye, where the trouble of the
horse seemed to be located, was filled
with at least a quart of masticated food.
which hal been forced into the cavity
through an opening in the upper jaw,
ciuaed by the loss of a tooth.
Senator Dawes met with a painful
but not serious accident recently. While
outriding horseback, he dismounted to
let down some bars, when his horse
wheeled about suddenly, kicked him
with both heels violently, and then ran
home. The blows fell on the left leg, and
were so-severe that the Senator was un
able to move from his prostrate position.
After nearly an hour had passed; he
hailed a woaian who was passing at some
distance, and she procured help, and he
was taken to his home. .
A voted New York pickpocket, Jesse
. Allen by name, exemplified the ruling
passion strong in death the other day.
He had robbed a lady on a train of cars
on which he was traveling, and upon ar
riving, at Alliance, in Ohio, stepped oS
the train, it is supposed, to escape arrest.
1 He had only gone one or two steps, how
ever, when he fell dead from apoplexy.
When he was picked up the wallet he had
taken from the woman was found tightly
clutched in his hand. .
The Russian Minister of Education
states that there were, in 1873, 22,635
primary schools, with 833,000 scholars in
that empire, of whom 748,866 were boys,
and only 185,034 girls; by adding the
Sunday schools, the number were in
creased to 22,758 schools, with 942,487
pupils. The total population of the Em
pire being 75,000,000, it appears that
there is only an average of one school for
three thousand two hundred and ninety
four inhabitants, and an average of one
pupil for seventy-nine inhabitants.
A striking instance of the fatal
power of drunkenness to accomplish the
ruin of a once respectable family was
seen at Denbigh, in Wales, the other
day, when JohnSimon.Ihe parish clerk,
was found dead in his chair in the
kitchen. At the time of the inquest the
widow was so drunk that she could not
give her evidence. In their house there
was no bed nor bedclothes, and the par
ents, with their . five children, were
obliged to sleep in one room on rags
stuffed with shavings.
SAsf "writes that there is
lady in New York City who was once en
gaged to be married to John Wilkes
Booth, but broke off the match, and re
quested the return of her letters, which
he refused. Her story goes that she
. never heard directly from him again un
til two years after his reported death,
when a man called at her house at dusk.
She opened the door herself. He handed
her- sealed package and disappeared.
On opening it she discovered her own old
love-letters to Booth, and a line unmis
takably in his hand. It was: "I return
your letters. inside "tbe letter was
piece of a Cuban newspaper. She is
firm disbeliever in his death.
THE PaU MaU Gazelle states that the
local indebtedness of Great Britain
84,000,000 or $420,000,000 in gold. The
total debt of this country, aside from the
National debt, which is $2,200,000,000,
is estimated at $1,100,000,000, a total
$3,300,000,009. The National blessing
Great Britain amounts to about $3,890,
000,000, and the local indebtedness
$420,000,000, making an aggregate
$4,310,000,000. The mother country can
see her offspring and go a billion better.
How would it do for Minister Schenck
and old Dizzy to p'.ay a little game
draw, with the National debts for stakes
Make it a million or no play, game with
out limit, jack pots good, with straights
barred out. We trust and hope our
President will heed the cries of
burdened people and make this sugges
tien part of his foreign policy.
His Majesty, Dom Pedro, of Brazil,
who is coming to visit us next year,
now in the fifty-first year of his
thoughhis white hairand beard make
look much older. In stature he is nearly
six feet two inches, erect as a lance
a little inclined to be portly ; his pres
ence is at onee imposing and command
ing. . He possesses a cultivated mind,
raqtrMtJg nature, liberal and comprehen
sive views, an intimate acquaintance
-with modern science, and a practical
knowledge of five or rix languages ; he
perfectly familiar with every subject
likely to be discussed in cultivated
ciety in any Christian city in the world.
In manner he is earnest, affable and agreea
ble. Dunne a recent prolonged journey
through the province of San Paula
1 e i i ,i
uiuiiy ruuaea w auow any. one
"speechify," on any pretext whatever.
whether on the occasion of his reception,
presentation or departure. This will
a sad blow to municipal raters, should
he adhere to this iron rule during
penod of his stay in the United States.
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L. G. GOULD. Publisher
VOL. IX-NO. l.
Deyoted to tie
Interests of tie Democratic Party, anil tne
Cofledion ef Local and General News.
DECEMBER 2, 1875.
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Annum, in Advance.
WHOLE NUMBER 448.
"MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB."
[AFTER WILLIAM MORRIS.]
Gunhlld of Bathstoad daughter of Gudann,
Kiug Eric's Bonder, of the upland farm
Numbered ten an turners since tbe hawthorn spray
Made white the church-yard on her christ'niDg day.
What time an ight days' Infant to tbe font
They bore her, as was ancient use and wont
Atnong None-folk, who ever nsed to say,
Ili-haps as gossips waited on delay.
Now lithsome, gleeful, fair was she, and tall,
Able to range alone, and loving all
Innoceut pastimes. Most she counted dear,
snow-white lamb, which followed her anear.
to the little lowly cot, where came
I'dIi tbe tendance of an outland dame
lbetnany children of the neighbor farms,
Blithe-voiced, light-footed, bearing on their arms
Their satcbeis Ailed. With these Uunhilda fared,
While after her, cropping the green, unscared
At sound of roice, with recognizing bleats,
Followed the lamb. Then to the oaken Beats,
Filed it with curt'sy, each disclpula
G reeling, as in she went, the Domina.
Short time endured the lamb such loneliness
Waiting without, and presently gan press
His forehead 'gainst the unlatched door, and then
Pushed with impatient foot, and pushed again,
And ere tbe earliest tasks were duly said,
Thrust in a head and neck eogarlanded.
Then with uncertain, pattering steps, began
To tread the floor, at seeing which, there ran
A hall-hushed Utter on from lip to lip
Of all the rosy, tiesh-hued scholarship;
And shy-faced little ones peeped up and caught
Glee from their eiders' eyes and looks distraught.
But when one hoof uplift the lamb and laid
Upon the dunce-stooj, as if he essayed
Thereon to mount and show hia lack of wit,
Yet knew not rightly how to compass it.
Then bubbled up this laughter uo restrained,
And e'en the Domina no longer feigned
The formal sternness which beseemed her rule,
Seeing such unused presence in her school.
Yet bade she put him forth, and bar tbe door
8ecurely, UU at noon the tasks were o'er.
So did the school resume its drowsy bead,
Of numbers droned, and syllables j-read-
But when the hot noon called them out of door, '
Cropping the daisies wss tbe lamb once more,
Who, with brisk bounds, to his dear mistress came,
Much marveled then to see the beast so tame
The rest, and questioned the Domina,
" Why ioveth so the lambkin Uunhilda T"
Whereat the dame, seeking a moral nigh,
Made answer to the eager children's cry :
" Ounhild doth lore the lamb, you know, and hence
You still may bind in hiring confidence
Each gentle animal, if it but ind
U nto its gentleness that you are kind.
And in such wars is given the device
To win once moire the Earthly Paradii
FATHER'S LOVE STORY.
BY GEO GRAPHY.
" Tom is asleep," said his sister. The
boy had been sitting dreamily gazing in
to the fire, his hands clasped behind his
head, but at the sound of her voice, he
answered pleasantly, " Not quite, Ida. I
was iust thinking if such things as we
read of in story books ever happen. Of
course I believe that some do; but I
mean those stories in which a young
man rescues a strange girl from
unheard of danger; they fall in love
with each other on the instant, her father
sets him up in business,-or makes him a
present of a few thousand dollars ; they
get married, and live happily together
All laughed at the picture Tom drew,
and a certain sly look passing between
father and mother did not escape the at
tention of Ida, who defended her favorite
books with all her might. "Of course
thev do." said she: "and I am sure
almost every one will agree with me.
Don't vou lather?"
" I must say, my dear, that I can not
contradict you, and if you would like to
hear a story I will tell you how your
mother and I became acquainted."
" Oh I 1 know well enough now mat
was." said Tom. " You were introduced
bv some friend at a party, perhaps, and
went to see her once a week, all regular
as clock work, until you were married ;
" Now. Tom. that's real mean," broke
in his sister, " to interrupt father in that
way go on, Pa; I'll keep this young
cub from growling," and changing her
seat for one near Tom's she laid her finger
on his lirja.
"Well, my dear, nothing could be
further from the reality than your
brother's supposition. Very few stories
that I have read surpass this in point of
adventure, and certainly none nave Deen
auite as interesting to me. It happened
in this way. You know I formerly trav
eled a great deal on tbe cars between here
and B. Your grandmother was living
then, and I used to run back and forth
quite often. I never troubled my head
much about the girls in those days, and,
although I was in business for myself,
cared little about high hats, canes, or
An exclamation from Tom showed that
he was interested at least, and necessi
tated his sister putting her arm around
his neck to prevent a repetition of the
" One morning.1 started, as usual, for
mother's, securing a good seat in the cars
behind a man wbo was busily employed
in eating peanuts, throwing the shells on
the floor and spitting out of the window.
I opened the morning paper, and was
soon interested in the account of an ac
cident that had happened the day be
fore. The article was a long one. I had
read the paper through, and we had left
the city fifteen or twenty miles behind
us, when a cry from a lady opposite
caused me to look out of the window.
We were about crossing a road and I saw
that a horse attached to a box-wagon was
running away, and coming toward us at
the top of his speed. I also saw that
very pretty young lady held on to
reins as tightly as possible, and exerted
all her strength to stop the animal, who
had got completely beyond her control.
" Wbat induced me to do it, i don't
know ; but, acting on the impulse of the
moment. I sprang up and pulled the con
necting line. Fortunately I was in tbe
last car, and we were not running fast
tbe time. I remember hearing tbe
whistle from the locomotive, signifying
" down brakes," and that one man, who
seemed to divine my intention, tried
stop me. Hurrying to the rear platform
1 took my position on tbe step, and
soon as tbe train slowed up jumped off.
I was none too soon, and just had time
to eaten tne tailboard ol tbe wagon
the horse, more than ever frightened
the sight of the train, tore across
track. It required all my strength
hold on, and, if I had not been quick and
active, J should bave been thrown aside
and killed. However, I managed to
in at last, and taking the reins, would,
in all probability, either have pulled
horse over into tue vehicle or my arms
from the sockets (the last you will agree
with me being the most likely thing
tbe two to happen), wben suddenly
right hand line broke, and, afraid
if I pulled on the other, our unruly steed
might turn and upset us, I was obliged
to throw it down, and think ol some
to stop htm.
" All this time the young lady
not said a word, and sat perfectly
although I could see from the pallor
her face, and a slight trembling of
lips, that she was fully alive to the dan-
;er of our position. 1 Knew that
did 1 must do quicfclv, lor we
nearly been thrown out two or
times, and I had shaken my head
at my fellow sufferer in answer
to her mute appeal for permission
jump. 1 knew that broken limbs would
be the consequence, and resolved to
all in my power to prevent such a cal
amity, beeing no other way l leaned
forward, and, grasping a back-strap, put
a foot on each shaft and in this manner
worked my way on to the horse's back.
A short distance ahead the road took a
sharp turn', and I made up my mind that
tbe horse must be stopped before we
reached it; sol threw my arms around
hia neck with the idea of choking him,
wben tbe whimetree became detatcued
from the shaft. Nothing that I am
aware of is more likely to terrify a horse
than to have something knocking against
his heels, and I found that it required
some skill to keep my seat. One kick
the shafts were demolished and we were
free from the wagon, which ran ahead by
its own velocity, until one of the front
wheels struck a stone, turning tbe car
riage so that it ran into the bushes.
which lined the road, and stopped. A
glance behind showed me all this, and I
was about looking out for my own safety
when the beast stumbled, throwing me
with great violence .over his head. I
know that my temple struck something
pretty hard; I saw several flashes of
light before my eyes, and then all was
The next thine that I ' remember is
that I was lying on a bed in a strange
room, with mother bv my side. I felt
very weak and wondered how I came
there, until I saw the lady whom I had
risked my life to save standing at the
foot of the bedstead. I thought she
seemed very much pleased to see that I
had regained consciousness, and the smile
she gave me made me feel as happy as
one in my condition could.
Tbe doctor told me afterward tbat it
was only " good nursing tbat brought me
through,"for besides having inflammation
of the brain, I had several ugly bruises,
including a sprained ankle, and, if I re
member rightly, two or three broken
ribs. I had been sick live weeks and you
may be sure I was glad when I was
strong enough to walk in the gaiden with
tbe belp ol your mother ana a cane."
" Yes. Ida : it was your mother who
was the cause of my broken ribs, and I
have never regretted it, and would go
through the same thing again if it were
necessary or would do her any good. My
business bad been very mucn negiecteo
during my illness and I found I should
have to commence over again ; but that
did not trouble ne much, for I was
young scarcely twenty-four and your
ma had promised to wait for me until I
was gray it necessary.
" No sir." said mother, who sat on the
other side of the hearth, " not only until
you were gray, but forever."
" True, my'dear, you did ; but we did
not have to wait long, for your father,
after letting me 'go ahead awhile on my
own hook,' as he expressed it, advanced
the necessary funds, and when I would
have paid him back said, ' You risked
your life to save Nettie's; all I have is
hers, and she is yours ; never talk to me
of payment again.'
' So you see, Tom, that mine was not
such a commonplace courtship as you
imagined. But there's tbe supper bell ;
run and get ready. Come, mother."
The Unveiling of the Edgar A. Poe Memorial
The ceremonies attending the unveil
ing and dedication of the monument to
the poet, Edgar Allan Poe, in Westmin
ster church-yard, took place November
17, the exercises preliminary to the un
veiling taking place in the Western Fe
male High School. Before two o'clock.
the hour of commencing, the vast hall of
tbe school was crowded, many being un
able to obtrain seats.
The platform was occupied by invited
guests, nearly all of whom were citizens
of Baltimore, with the exception of Walt.
Whitman, who was the only poet pres
ent. At a quarter past two o clock f rot.
Elliot rose and said that the exercises
would now begin by the singing of the
Pilgrim's Chorus by the Philharmonic
society. The regular order, according
to the programme, was then proceeded
with, as follows:
Historical sketch, by Prof. William
Beading o letters from Longfellow,
Bryant. Holmes, and other poets, in re
ply to invitations to be present, by Miss
bar-all b. Kice.
Music "He Watches Over Israel,"
from " Elijah."
Addresses "The Literarary Charac-
acter of Edgar Allen foe, by f rol. IT
Music " Inflammatus," from " Stabat
Solo, by Miss Ella Gordon.
Personal reminisences of Poe, by J. H.
IS. Latrobe, lsq.
After Mr. Latrobe concluded his per
sonal reminiscences, the assemblage re
paired to the church-yard and streets
adjacent, and then Prof. Elliot unveiled
the monument, placing on it a chaplet
of evergreens. The dirge by Mrs. Fuller-
ton was sung. Mr. Gill, of Boston, re
cited " Annabel Lee," and the proceed
ings were ended.
No accommodations were provided
for representatives of the press, local or
lrom other cities.
Dumas' Power of Adaptation.
Here is a just and vivid picture of the
genius ef the elder Dumas:
That extraordinary talent, that trop
ical genius, powerful, abundant, ardent,
mobile and entirely' physical, did not need
to create a work, it warmed into lile
whatever it encountered. A Protestant
refugee at Rotterdam had published
that city, about the year 170D, three
wretched little volumes of a tolerably
happy invention, but diffuse and vulgar
in style. Dumas made of them the en
tertaining history of the "Trois Meus
quetaires." You might bring him a his
tory of any kind, a subject well or
treated, the astonishing artist would cast
the paste into his oven, whence in a few
minutes it would come forth well cooked
and savory. I think he signed a thou
sand works, dramas, and novels. He has
been accused with having stolen one
ot tlieuj. lbatisnot true. Ihe oven
belonged to him. No matter from
q uarter came the pante, so long as
had not kneaded, retouched, and watched
over it, it had no value. He corrected
the mold, recombined the elements, and
superintended the baking. One of
comedies, the " Demoiselles de St. Cyr,"
which achieved more than a hundred
representations, was, when it fell into
his bands, nothing nore than a little
unformed vaudeville, which its author
sola lor nuy irancs. trie was at once
wit, a poet, a manufacturer, and an
There are one hundred and four Uni
versalis parishes in Massachusetts,
but eleven of them without pastors.
these eleven, it is said, but three can
a tempting salary, and the temptation
not very strong. The ether eight must
be supplied by ministers who are willing
to minister unto and not expect to
ministered to in return.
There are no trees or bushes on these
plains, except along the small and infre
quent creek courses. Looking down
from heights you tra'ce the creeks from
horizon to horizon, not by glistening lines
of water, but merely by zigzag lines of
deeper color; in the summer by lines of
tiviu green ; in tne wiuki uj uucb ui
dark red, pale, yellow and gray. The
bare Cottonwood trees are gray; the
willows, of which there are several varie-
ties growing luxuriantly, are yellow and
i.vw ...n flahir.o-l A little
marsh filled with them, and lying in a
hollow of the plain, makes, on a bright
day, such ablaze of shaded and gradu-
ated color as 1 do-not Know eisewnere.
When above those claret and yellow wil-
low stems rises a copse of leafless cotton-1
.noH. f anft fiimVmw th whitest I
gray ever seen, the combination of color
is at once so dainty and vivid that one is
amazed that such effects can last after day
day. Yet there they stand, all through
January, au inrougn reoruary, a
thmnrrh Mflrth and throncrh Anril. well 1
;t tf.w o ru,nt,,oi i;rhrT ThA,
are the months in which the coloring of
tne plains is at its Dest. vr nen spring
fades the willows, covers the cotton
woods with light green leaves, and turns
the plains to a pale olive green, the
landscape becomes tame in comparison
with its winter hue. I have spent win
ter afternoons on the bluffs to the east of
the town, looking down on the plains
when they were yellow as wheat fields in
August, of as even surface as a close-
shorn Lawn, and with great belts and ir
regular spaces of paler or deeper yellow,
berry-red claret and dark brown. Look
ing at these miles of shaded and blended
colors one finds the worn-out simile of a
carpet almost fresh in his mind, because
so inevitable. Then, when swiftly-mov
ing clouds make a. play of shadows upon
the carpet, it looks more like a sea.
There is a peculiar tint of blue in all
shadows in Colorado. When they are
cast upon snow the effect is indescribably
beautiiul. A fantastic charrot in maza
r blue glides noiselessly by your side
as you drive; a double in ghostly clothes
of blue steel slips on ahead of you as you
walk. These shitting blue shadows on
the yellow plains gives them a wonderful
semblance to the sea under alternating
suniignt ana snauts. -awantic w.y.
A Snake Story.
lancing oi makes, reminas me 01 an
lAnt..AnF mma wuuntlv with A mA
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adventure of mine recently with a nice.
smooth insinuating looking 'chap, of the
common striped kind.
1 was sitting on a little hillock, under
a pine tree, close to the edge of a corn-
held, thinking ot a great many nne
things in general, and of anything but
serpents in particular, when, with a
rustle of tbe grass at my leet, and a glid
ing motion, he stopped within a foot of
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me. Just from habit nothing else i
must own to being a bit startled. It was
perfectly aware of my presence, looked
me quietly in the face, while that forked
little member" shot and gleamed from
its head like phosphorescent light. 1 had
. .r of hrrl frnutR in m v hand, which
ance. He ducked his bead, arched his
body and gave his tail a graceful wave, as
much as to Bay, " I appreciate the
honor," and, greatly to my wonderment,
otmmtii ,U.U6 mm ""s -;
round itwith bislieck, an! pulling at
one end while I held to the other, and
his "continuation" twisting and turning
into graceful figures. He seemed per-
fectlygentle, andinno hurry.
x was thinking what i coma ao next to
amuse my visitor, when tne lucxy
thought of a cornstalk fiddle occurred to
me. I whipped off a stalk, and soon had
a primitive Cremona tuned to corn-pitch,
nis lime snaitesuip watcniiig every move-
nient. i gut up a sucuessiuu ui ouiu mio
considerably like music, and the little
renow actually came up aim utiu iiib
head across my knee. The jig of Devil's
n,, amA n niQa. him mui At
length, as a further experiment, l sprang
to mv feetand clapped my hands, when
he disappeared in a hole at the foot of
the tree quicker than thought, and would
not be coaxed out by any persuasion.
Neither the grass nor cornstalk fiddle
could reassure him. This, you may de
pend on, is a most veiacious narrative.
Pitched Battle Between Rat and a
A friend gave uaan account of a des-
peraws uguv, iucu iw wiwieHBeu,
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between a cotton-mouth, or highland
moccasin snake, about three and a half
feet long, and a large rat. Ihe bgbt had
evidently been going on under the pick
room of a gin-house. In the struggle
the combatants came from beneath the
house. The rat was evidently the assail
ing party, and would rush upon his an
tagonist with the fierceness of a hyena.
The snake would occasionally make its
coil and strike the rat, knocking it about
two feet. Nothing daunted, he would
return to the assault, biting the snake
wherever he could catch hold, and shak
ing him like a terrier killing a rat. At
times the snake would get the rat in its
told, but the little fellow would struggle
out. The snake frequently endeavored
to escape by climbing a cotton stalk, but
the rat would seize him by the tail, tear
ing the flesh away, and finally pulling
him down, though several times the
snake lifted him over a foot from the
ground. They fought in this manner
nvor of laat a Y-iinnrfwl a nil rtfr.v vflrria
across the patch of cotton. At length
tbe snake stretched itselt out, to all ap-
peaxances dead, when the rat took a po-
sition two or three yards on, and quietly
ear rinnn onrl 1 1 - rrH himaulF Iraomnr
r"; 2" t?:?2iZr"CTb"
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no rent v without mv foar firm .trnctr
the snake on the head with a stick,
which killed it. The flesh was almost
entirely torn off for at least a foot np
tail. Shrtveport (La.) Timet.
The Smart Horse that Belonged to
A few days since, Bays the Chritlian
Advocate, as we were leaving our resi
dence a horse belonging to us galloped
up anu caugnt our arm ana maae an at-
titmnt trt mill us in tha rlirantlnn Vi a
wished to iro. He then left, and went off
at quick gait toward a pasture on a farm
about a quarter ot a mile distant, lu a
few minutes he approached us again
making an unusual noise, and seemed by
his actions to desire us to follow him.
Thia we did, and when we reached tbe
pasture, we observed tbe mate of the
norse entangled in a bridge, which had
broken through with him. After we had
extricated his companion from his dan
gerous posit -on, the horse which had
given us noti e of his companion's danger
came up. and rubbed his bead against
us, showing great signs of satisfaction.
This will serve both as an interesting in
cident of animal sagacity and a comic
out 0f the tax on 50,000 gallons of spir
" . , conducted bv able
Mrs. Gertrude Kurtz, of Hamilton'
commited suicide, lately, by cutting her
throat with a razor. She left a husband
and son. No cause is assigned for the
Mrs. Jackson, colored, died at Bel pre,
November 12, aged one hundred and ten
Richard Sutton was recent! v killed
near Campj Lawrence county, by
rK from a wagon and a wheel run-
ning over him.
The making of coke of the Hill coal,
commonly known as the limestone vein
of coal, is creating much excitement in
Vinton Countv. Messrs. Rnnr-mfr. &
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nce. five miles southeast of McArthur,
experimented with the coal a few months
ago by constructing a square oven for
the manufacture of coke, and after the
completion of the process of converting
into mtfi ... tn , -
decided to be of & good quality. The
CO"1 mined by drifting ; the mouth of
the mine is only two hundred yaTds from
the furnace, and the vein of coal is four
and one-half feet thick, and of sufficient
quality to run the coke works for twenty
Mary Bruce, living near Jackson, was
found dead near her residence a few days
ago. tier skull was fractured, and her
person and clothing badly burned. The
house in which she resided was in flames,
and the neighbors were unable to pre
vent its being burned to the ground.
She had been separated from her husband
for some time. The coroner s jury de
cided that she had been murdered, and
an attempt made to burn the body. 'Na
than Louder was suspected of the crime
and put in jaLU
James Powles and Fred. Mastill, while
hunting north of Akron, were shot by
another hunter, who shot at a rabbit,
not einB e men- ne of e men
was suguuy mjureu, me uiua wuigci-
There are forty farmers in the Ohio
House, and seven in the Senate.
Mr. Bannerfriend, a very highly es-
teflmed farmer of Walnut township.Fair-
fi M wa8 found dead in a field
adjoining his residence a few evenings
since. He went out to salt his cattle,
and, not returning, a young boy was
dispatched to ascertain what detained
him. and found him dead in a fence cor
In the United States Court at Cleve
land, in the case of the United States vs
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n:... tL.t.rff. .lltAIAMA DlOnlAP
iireiuw, jmi mura w.v. .v.v..
with others, was indicted on a charge of
conspiracy to defraud the United btates
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counsel on DOtn sines lor tea u,, uu
Yvenueuuo uacgci, "J no
pation, fell from the new Greenlawn
bridee. at Columbus, and was instantly
killerL Gaeger, while out walking, came
to bridge in course of construction
across the Scioto river. Thinking to save
time, he attempted to cross the river by
a wire on the bridge two hundred feet
.. .nd fifty feet above the water. He
h . twenty-five feet hand
Tianrl. when the wire commenced
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cutting his nanus, ue men nougui,
return to the point from which he start-
ed, but was unable to cling to tbe wire.
anfj soon feti upon the rocks DeiOW, aasn-
intr him to nieces.
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John tsoards, tne weu-xnown tjincin-
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ness there over forty years, died a few
Willie Spraull, between six and seven
years of age, was playing in the Sixth
street market house, in Cincinnati, with
several companions, when he was pushed
out of one of the open doors. Just at
this moment a street car happened to be
passing, and the boy was thrown between
the wheels. The rear wheel struck him
between the legs and lacerated the lower
part of the abdomen in a frightful man-
The in uries were fatal.
Ned Daley, a man in middle life, who
lives near Foster's Crossing, was found
in a hut near his own house, recently,
senseless, and with his head terribly cut
and bruised. Daley has lived in that
neighborhood for nearly twenty years,
during which time he has labored on the
railroad. He has a wife and daughter
and ton-in-law, all of whom he has sup
ported. His troubles with the family
have been many, and finally there sprang
up, not long ago, a discussion between
him and his wife as to who owned the
house that sheltered them. This dispute
finally took legal shape, and is even now
in the courts. During the last few days
he has not been allowed entrance into
his own house by his family, and he has
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found on the floor, bleeding and speech-
.1 t. . i , L . r . . c
ry tne annual report ui me ouia-iug
Fund Commissioners to the governor
Ohio it appears that the total receipts
th f d duri the months
the 15th November were $1,407,036; total
I lOO HOT Tl. V...Io
UlSDUrseuieuus, CiOiSUl. Alio uoi".i.
subject to drafts November 15, $1,127,
957, less $2,500 on deposit .in New York
for tne redemption of the loan of 186S
still outstanding, but bearing interest.
Reduction of debt within the last fiscal
year, $38,285, of which all but $5,270
to be credited to the last six months.
The total foreign debt of the State, paya
ble at New York, is $7,948,255 ; domestic
debt, payable at Columbus, $1,665 ; total
funded debt, $7,949,923. Of this $1,473,-
115 will fall due January 1, 1876, but
Commissioners will be able to pay
$868,270, leaving due and unpaid $604,-
881, which, however, it is hoped,
be redeemed by the 1st of April, 1876.
The ioint commission lrom the Meth
odist Protestant Churches, which met
Pittsbug on October 23, had a harmoni
ous session of four dajs, and agreed
a satisfactory basis of union. The Meth
odist Churches (not Episcopal) is
northern part of what was once
Methodist Protestant Church, and
lay representation in all its Conferencei.
Senator Ferry, of Connecticut,
The Wife of Edwin Forrest.
A New York correspondent of the San
Francisco Chronicle describes an interview
with Mrs. Catharine N. Sinclair, who
was the wife of Edwin Forrest. Mrs.
Sinclair, who is now living on Staten Is
land, gave the correspondent the follow
ing account of the results of her long liti
gation in regard to tbe payment of ali
mony out of her claim for a dower in the
estate of Mr. Forrest :
" Our litigation began in 1850. but it
was not until 1852 that I secured a ver
dict against him, granting me a full di
vorce, with three thousand dollars a year
alimony, subsequently raised to four
thousand dollars. During this period he
refused me any support, and when the
verdict was obtained he appealed against
t, withholding tbe alimony and contest
ing its payment at every point and on
every legaL -quibble, through all the
courts up to the Court of Appeals. It was
not until 1862, ten years after the ver
dict, that I secured the final and unani
mous opinion of the Court of Appeals in
my favor. It is a great satisfaction to
me to recall through all this protracted
litigation there was, at no stage ot it, nor
in any court, a single decision adverse to
me. 1 was siiccesstul as well on the minor
issues raised as on the general and final
"Then at the end of the twelve
years of legal contest the alimony that
had been withheld was paid to you in
" Yes. it was finally paid ; but not un
til I had obtained judgment against Mr.
Forrest's sureties and fought them
through all the courts, as I had previous
ly fought Mr. Forrest."
" Did vou ever meet Mr. Forrest, or
have any communication with him after
this litigation T"
" I never saw him afterward, and never
communicated with him. In his will he
utterly ignored me, not even mentioning
" You put in a claim for a dower in his
estate 1 believer'
" Yes, and that was decided in my fa
vor. It is but iust to say that his execu
tors treated me with the greatest respect
and consideration. Of course they could
not admit any claim without the action
of the courts of Philadelphia. But when
the Orphans' Court of Philadelphia,
which had jurisdiction in the matter, de
cided in mv favor, they made no further
" What was Mr. Forrest's estate
"It was worth from $1,200,000 to $1,-
500,000. Some of his properly was in
lands, which could only be disposed of to
advantage by taking time and watching
the opportunities. Instead of dowry, I
compromised with the executors, resign
ing my right ot dower upon tbe payment
to me of an abolute sum. They paid me
ninety thousand dollars in money and
securities. The balance of his estate goes
to the benevolent purposes to which be
devised it." '
It is related of the Emperor Charles
V that being one day engaged in the
chase, he lost himself in a forest. After
long wandering, he came to a solitary
ale house, which he entered. In tbe
house were four men of forbidding
aspect. The Emperor, howeversat down
and refreshed himself. The men pre
tended to sleep; but at length one of
them rose and approached the Empespr,
saying that he dreamt that he had taken
his hat, and took it off his head (the
Emperor's). The second, saying that he
dreamt be had taken his coat, took that
also. The third, on the same pretense,
took his waistcoat; and the fourth,seein
a gold chain about the Emperors neck,
whence bunz his bunting norn, was about
to take that, too, but tl e Emperor said,
btop, my Inend, 1 dare say you cannot
blow the horn ; I will teach you." So,
putting it to his mouth, he blew repeat
edly and loudly. His people, who were
searching for him, heard the sound and
entered the cottage. "Here are tour
fellows," said the Emperor, " who have
dreamt what they please; I must also
dream in my turn." So he sat down
and shut his eyes for a while, when he
started up, saying, " I have dreamt that
1 saw lour thieves banged. Tet those
men be executed immediately." The
miaHter of the inn was compelled to carry
the sentence into execution.
Whitewash for Kitchen Walls.
The first consideration in a cooking
room is cleanliness. Tried by this t.-st,
papered walls are an abomination in such
a place. You cannot darken this room
through part of the day in summer, as
you do others, and, consequently, fly
specks will be numerous. These walls
absorb tbe kitchen odors and steam, and
the smoke rests lovingly upon them. If
creeping things get into a house they are
sure to insinuate themselves into the
paper on the walls. Hard-finished walls
are rtally more cleanly, for they can be
washed: but unless the finishing is bet
ter done Wian in the kitchens we have
seen they soon look dirty, and this is the
next worst thing to being so; for such
finishing soon becomes discolored and
" splotchy." There is nothing that will
corn pare with the old fashioned white
wash ; not color wash, but whitewash,
pure and simple. The color wash may
give the walls a prettier tint, but it must
be put on by a practical hand, whereas
whitewash can be applied by any one.
whenever a dirty spot makes its appear
ance. It is true tbat unpracf.cea hands
do not apply the brush as evenly as could
be wished, but a lew streaks more or less
don't matter when we can all see that
the streaks are white and clean. Scrib-
Harper's Ferry Described.
The scenery of this region in the days
of Washington and Jefferson has been
described by tbe latter, in a passage often
quoted lrom his JNotes on Virginia, writ
ten shortly before the death of Robert
Harper in 1782, and presenting a view
as it shows itself from "Jefferson
Rock," on a hill above the village
Harper's Ferry. " You stand,"
Jefferson, " on a very high point
land ; on your right comes up the Shen
andoah, having ranged along the foot
the mountains a hundred mi let to find
vent ; on your left approaches the Poto
mac, in quest of a passage also. In
moment of their junction they rush
against the mountain, rend
assunder, and pass off to the sea.
scene is worth a voyage across the Atlan
tic Yet there are people who
passed their lives within half a dozen
miles, and have never been to survey
these monuments of a war between rivers
and mountains which must have shaken
the very earth to its center." And'
this fame region, which bears the names
and is inhabited by the kindred of Wash
ington and Jeflerson, a generation
up after their death who had as
concern for the principles of these
men as Jefferson's rustics for the scenery
that thrilled and delighted him. Atlan
Mr. Piggott's Funeral.
The country around the town of
Chuckleton in our State is of limestone
formation. The town stands on a high
hill, at the foot of which there is a won
derful spring, and the belief has always
been that the hill was full of great caves
and fissures, through which the water
made its way to feed the spring. Well,
a year or two ago they organized a ceme
tery company at Cuuckleton, and they
located the graveyard upon the hill, a
short distance back of the town. After
they had deposited several bodies in the
ground, one day somebody discovered a
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vuiuu utiuuug iii me river, it was hauled
out, and it turned out to be the remains
of Mr. Piggott, who was buried in Ihe
cemetery the day before. The coroner
held an inquest, and thev reintorrorl
On the following mornincr. hnwovor
Mr. Pigsott was discovered bumping up
against the warf at the gas works in the
nver. i eopie riegan to be scared, and
there was some talk to the effect that he
had been murdered and couldn't rest
4uicli in ma grave, uut the coroner
was not scared. He impanneled a jury,
held another inquest, collected his fees!
and buried the body. Two days after-
waru some ooys, wnne in swimming,
found a burial casket floating under the
bushes down by the saw mill. Thsv
called for help, and upon examining the
interior they discovered the irrepressible
Mr. Piggott again. This was too much.
Even the minister began to believe in
ghosts, and not a man in town dared to
go out of the house thnf. ni'l,t -I
ut the coroner controlled his emotions
sufficiently to sit on the body, make the
usual charges, and bury Mr. Piggott in
a fresh place in his lot.
The next morning while .Tim rinU,n
was drinking out of the big spring he
saw something push out of the mud at
the bottom of the pool. He turned as
wnite as a sheet as he watched it, and in
a few minutes he saw that it was a coffiu.
It floated out, down the creek into the
river, and then Jim ran to- tell the
coroner, mat official had a jury wait
ing, and he . went for thi mffi n Tt n,o,
old Mr. f iggott, as usual, and they went
though the customary routine with him,
and were about to bury him when his
iamuy came lorward and said they would
prefer to inter him in another place,
being convinced now there must be a
subterranean channel leading from the
cemetery to the spring. The
couldn't object, but after the Piggotts
ticio gvue uo Duiu w tue jury mat people
who would take the bread out of the
mouth of a poor man in that way would
be certain to come to want themselves
some day. He said he could easily have
paid off the mortgage on his house and
lot, his little girl take lessons on the
melodeon besides, if they'd just allowed
Piggott to wobble . around the way he
wanted to. .
There was no more trouble up at the
cemetery after that until they buried Joe
Middles, who used to have the fish-house
over the river at Deacon's. They
entombed the old man on Thursday
night. On Friday morning one of the
Woodruffs was walking down on the
river bank, and he saw a man who looked
very much like Mr. Middles sitting up
in a canoe out in the stream fishing.
He watched the man as he caught two or
three fish, and was just about to conclude
that it was some unknown brother of
Mr. Middles when the fisherman looked
up and said :
"Who are you?" asked Woodruff.
"Who am It Why, Joe Middles, of
course. Who'd you think I was?" re
marked the fi.-herman, as he paddled in
shore with a piece ot board.
"You ain't Joe Middles, for he's dead,
I went to his funeral yesterday. "
"Funeral?" exclaimed the fisherman
as he stepped ashore. "Well, new, by
ucorger mayoetuat explains tbe thing.
1 ve been bothering myself the worst
kind to understand something. .Now.
you know that I remember being at home
in ueu, ana men a went to Bleep some
how, and when I woke up it was dark
as pitch. I gave a kick to kinder stretch
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myselt and knocked the lid on of this
thing here a canoe I thought it was
and then I set up and found myself out
bere in tbe river, l saw on it a plate
with the words ' Joseph Middles, aeed
sixty-four,' and I couldn't imagine how
in thunder that ever got on that lid.
Howsomever I pulled over to the shanty
and got some lines and bait, and floated
out again, thinking while I was here
might as well get a mess of fish before
got home. And so its aoflin after all,
and they burie'd me yesterday. Well,
that beats the very old , now don't
it? 1 in going to row right over to the
house. How it'll skeef the old woman
to see me coming in sate and sound."
Then the resurrected Mr. Middles pad
dled oil. The cemetery company failed
on the following month from inability
to sell the lots. .
Here is a thorough piece of national
Eride: "A true hidalgo would rather
are his clothes torn than mended;"
and here a rap at hypocrisy : " You
steel the pig, and then give away the
pettitoes lor God's sake." " Horse play,
clown's rilav and a Dig's tail will never
make a good arrow," is quaint as any
our own : and Under a bad cloak there
is often a good tippler, reminds us
Cervantes, when gasconading old scape
graces hung about every wine shop. The
following are also very full of dry hu
mor : Have a bill to pay at Easter,
and you'll find lent very short." "
useless as monkey's fat," is an old saying
of the times of Indian discovery. " The
tired ox treads hard," is of Roman
origin. The following is especially
Spanish : ' The smith's dog sleeps at
noise of the hammer, and wakes at
grinding of teeth." "In thinking
love, you begin when you like and leave
off when you can," is an old truth very
happify put. r rosperlty lorgets even
father and mother," is a fact very sternly
put. Good homeiy Spanish selfishness
can otten una a re luge in a proverb such
as: " My life and soul are at your
but not my pack saddle."
" Puuud the garlic, Pedro, while I grate
the cheese ;" " Better be the head of
rat than the tail of a lion;" "I don't
want it, 1 don't want it, but put it
my hood." Here is a hard proverb,
steeped in tbe moroseness of experience,
against borrowing: "He who lends
not, or if he recovers, recovers
not all ; or if all, not the tame, and
tbe same a mortal enemy in additun.
borne ot these proverbs are very pictorial
as one against recklessness, which
thus : " The glassdealer's horses fell
and he fooked on which kicked the hard
est." Many turn on the savings of
tain proverbial types, like " The
tunate tailor of Campillo, who worked
tor notbing and found thread.
A new name for tight boots A
lie attm Sancttat.
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SONNETS FROM ATLANTIC MONTHLY.
O poet of such unique, fantastic rhyme,
lxiver of some strange muse who bound ber hair
With poisonous mvrtles, grown in no Greek air.
But fostered of some feverous Gothic clime;
Dt-generate god. half loathsome, half sublime,
If v wbat fatality wert tnou lea u tare
Thmush haunts that all corruotion's colon wear.
Through pestilent, poisome paths of woe and crime T
For me thy poesy's morbid splendors wake
A thought of how, in close miasmatic gloom,
Deep amid some toad-bauoted, humid brake
That mosses clothe or flexuous fern-leaves plume,
Some rank, red fungus, dappled like a snake.
bpoti tne black dampness wnn its ciammy nnomi
THE PINES AND THE SEA.
Beyond the low marsh meadows and the beach,
C... .. . I. V. k Imnk. nf wi Till T .ImL
The inn? blue level of the ocean shines.
The distant surf with hoarse ami plaining speech
Uut lrom its sandy tamer seems to reaco ;
And wuue tue sun bebinu ine weous aecunes,
Tbe moaning sea with sighing boughs entwines,
And waves and nines make answer, each to each.
O melancholy soul whom, far and near.
In life, laltb, nope, tne same saa unaenone
Pursues from thought to thought thou needs must
An old refrain, too much, too long thine own.
'Tis thy mortality infects thine ear.
'Abe in ou ml ui strain was in tnyseii aionei
Christopher P. Cranch.
ODDS AND ENDS.
A great nature reveals itself less by
its escapes than by its recoveries, as sick
ness shows the native vigor of the consti
tution. An exchange says that, amid the gen
eral reduction of wages in these times,
there is one thing whose wages are not
in the least reduced, and that is sin.
A little two-year-old Clyde girl, wit
nessing a snow storm, ran to her mother,
saying, " Mamma, look out of the win
dow, and see the pop corns falling."
IN one are so lond ot secrets as tnose .
who do not mean to keep them ; such
persons covet secrete as a spendthrift
does money, for the purpose of circula-
Hall's Journal of Health says it isn't
healthy to sleep down stairs. But what
is a man to do who lives in a one-story
house? It is too cold to sleep on the
u Wisdom," quoth the sage, '
" Cometh only with age.' .
' Fool !" quacked a goose,
- "Then 'tis no use!" &rnar.
If vou can give to the fainting soul at
vour door a cud of water from the wellB
of truth, it shall flash back on you the
radiance of Ood. As you save, so shall
you be saver1. - -
The most momentous question a wo
man is ever called upon to decide u
whether the faults of the man she loves
will drag her down, or whether she is
competent to be his earthly redeemer.
Children or persons suffering from
infectious diseases should never be al
lowed to touch or fondle domestic ani
mals, as cats and dogs, as these are fre
quently the means by which contagion
is carried to ethers.
The Arcadian : A writer in AppUUmi
Journal maintains that the kitchen ought
to be placed at the top of the house. We
have no doubt this plan would answer .
admirably for the average New York
boarding house. The food would go
Norristown Herald: It is stated
that apples' are scarce this winter and
onions plenty. But onions are a poor
substitute for apples. A young man go
ing to see his girl would sooner have one
apple than a dozen onions.
Let no young man ever permit it to
enter his mind that economy is mean
ness, or that it is to be despised. It is he
who saves that can afford to give, and
nothing is mean which is honest andoes
to establish one's independence.
" Yes, sir," remarked a sanguine spec
ulator to a capitalist whom he was en
deavoring to captivate for an investment ;
" yes, sir, my project is the weightiest
on record." " No doubt,"drily replied the
moneyed man, " and that's why you'll
find it hard to carry out."
Valuable birds Gold eagles. When
to look lor the music of a hat When the
band buckles to it When a sea captain
is not a captain When he's aboard.
Lying in wait False scales. The man
who could stand almost anything but
sitting down, is new lying off. A pairof
cuffs Two darkeys.
Ann Swain, of San Francisco, has
sued an omnibus company for $299 dam
ages for being left on the sidewalk ' for
one hour or thereabouts," the driver
having failed to answer her hail, there
by suffering great bodily and mental pain
and agony,- and being greatly damaged
Tit s pale while chargers of the sea
Toss bark tbeir luaui-white hair.
Assw.ft they plunge beneath the waves
With mist-robed sea-nympha fair.
Far down in dim-lit coral caves
The mermaids coil and glide.
Or with fish-monsters, filmy-eyed, .
Through walls of water glide.
While whirling up from darkling deeps.
With hurrying leap and reach.
The great ware Tritons dance and dash
' Along the echoing beach.
Walt Whitman was the only poet
that was present at the unveiling of the
monument of Edgar Poe at Baltimore.
And there were any number of so-called
poets within twenty-four hours' ride of
the ceremonies. Envy? Who wouldn't
" rather be a kitten and cry mew, than
one of these same ballad mongers V'
It is remarkable what effect wooden
tooth picks have on some people. We
noticed one young man who went ont
between each act at the opera house a
few evenings since. His fair partner,
toward the close of the entertainment,
asked him what made his tongue so
thiet. " Mus' be ze tooth picks. .P'int
sharper'n sewin' 'chine needle."
Duty and Pleasure.
I utterly repudiate the worldly maxim
of " Duty first and pleasure afterward."
That is a poor school which does not
teach, or a poor scholar who has not
learned, how pleasure is a duty and duty
a pleasure. And so tbe words are one.
For what is dutv? Simply what is due;
and duty done is a debt paid receipted,
canceled and released. We are too apt
in the overflow of life which belongs es
pecially to youth, but lasts, thank God,
sometimes into gray hairs we are too
apt to treat it in another way ; too apt
to dwell upon us hardness, its severe de
mands, its restrictions of liberty. Learn
to look on it, dear children, in tbe truer
light. It is undone dutv that is hard ;
just as a debt owed and paid has in it a
thought ot pleasure and relief, ot free
dom fiom a haunting shadow which
bears down stout hearts with its anxious
load. And in its highest reach your
duty is a debt of honor, of gratitude, of
love, whose payment is all pleasure in
the act of paying, no less- than in the
W. C. Doane,
At the first evening meeting held by
Moody and Sankey in Philadelphia, over
eleven thousand persons were present,
and several thousand more were turned