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Prayer meeting W ednesday evening at 7Ji O'CIOCC Railway Time Tables. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Delaware R. GOING NORTH. -' Kx-ftsraiL - Leave Mnlersbnrg, ZSl A. M. " ' Fredericksburg, 551 " " Apple Creek, car " Orrrffle, " " 7.-0T ' " Marshaliville, 7-J7 " " Akron, Sao " Arr. at Cleveland, 10:10 " Accom'dm 1:191'. M, SOS r ,4SB 537 "9:20 r GOING SOUTH. --- - - -Er. 4 iIan..A'eco'm'tni Tcavctleveland, 3:131'. M. " Akron, 7:20 A.M. 5SJ7 " " ilarshaliville, 5S " 033 " " Orrville, 933 " 6-JA " " Apple Creek, 108 " 7:18 " " Frcilcrick!h'rg,103I " 733 " lira " 8.-01 " R. C. HURD, President. G. A. JONES, Superintendent. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R. JtgyOn and alter June 12th, SW, trains will leave stations daily, cmndays excepted, as fol lows: (Train leaving Chicago at SSES P. 31. leaves daily.) (Trains leaving Pittsburg at S33 P. 31 leaves daily. TRAINS GOING WEST. Exp'ss.- Fjqi'ss. Mall. Exp'ss. Pittsbnrjr,- 12.151.X. 5L53P.X. C45A3C10.:U.V. jtocnesier Salem, S.48 " Allianccj I Canton. M JIassillon, 4.11 ' Orrville, 4.30 " Wooster, 5.0U " liansflcld, 6.13 " (,m(l.) arO.40 " Crestlinc d BncjTUS, 7.20" unia, 8JB" V(Tr,.( al05 " FtWayneJ d040 llvmoutb, 12.40r.5t. Chicago, ZSa t' aao " lijss SM " 10.21 " l.27r.x. 1120 " 10i3 " 0.40 " 11J3 " 7.SI " 12.lSr.JC. 7.41 " 12.40 " ai8 " 1.25 " R43 2.01 " 10.20 " 4JH " 10J0 " 4.40 " 11.03 " 6.001.x. 11.73 " K38 " 9.05 " 135 " 115 too " 2.20 " 2J7 " 3tl5 3J0 " 40 " 5J8 " &30 " BJ0 " 7-T3 " ioa) " 1 2.401.X. 12J0 3.40 " 11J0 do ' .a ' KB 6.20" 60 TRAINS GOING EAST. Exp'ss. Exp'ss. MaiL Exp'ss. 11.20A.X. 0.20P.X. C.101.V. 5.35F.U. Cliica go, llvmouth. lJOr.Jf. 1J50AJI. 8J0 " 9.03 " vtu-nt ar3.15 5.15 " 12.40r.x. 11.10 " 5.45 " 12J5 " 11.20 " a03 " 3.13 " 1J " 10.43 " 3JS0 " 343 " Lima, 4.40 " Bucyrus, 6.15 " Crestline Jr.msficld, 7.16 " Wooster, &23 " Orrville, 42 '" JIassillon, 9.A6 " Canton, 9.19 " Alliance,) Jg 2 Salem, 10.18 " Itochester. 11.13 " 8.20 12.05P.Jr. R.00A.K. 4J0 " 12JU 6.42 " 3.00 " a23" l3 " a57 " 6.45 9J3 " 7.17 " !7S- 7r. " ia3 " aa) " lijo " aw " 11.40 " 9.08 " iosr.x. 10J2 " 3.15 " 113 " 2.01 " 2.2T" i58 " an " 3J0 " SJ55 " 4.23 " Ma Pittsburgh, 12,-iOl.lI. 7.05 " F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Agent. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians. vr. ar. eoss, ar. d., PHYSICTAX AXD SUUGEOX, JIILT.ERS Office First door wet of Cor burg, Ohio. ner formerly occupied by.Mulvane, Eesi dence, second door south of T. 11. RailTs corner. Office days, Wednesday and Satur day afternoons. ltf J. G. BIGIIAM, JL D., rilVSICIAX & SURGEON', MIIXEBSBUIIG. Ohio. Office and Itesidcnce, at South, part of Washington Street ltf J-.TOMEEEXE, 31. D., PIIYSICIAX SURGEON, MILT.ERSBURG, Ohio. Ofllco On Main St 4 doors Fjistof the Bank. Office hours WedneMlays, from 1 lo 5 o'clock P. 31, and on Saturdays from 9 o'clock A. JL, to 3 o'clock P. 31. ltf R. n. VORHES, 31. D., rilYSICIAN & SURGEON, MIIXERSBURG, Ohio. Office with Dr. Pomerene- lmC P, roilEEEXE, AN'D SURGEON", BERLIN", rnTsiciAX OHIO. Dentists. T. L. PIEECE-, PRACTICAL & OPERATIVE DENTIST, UP stairs in Hcraer's Building, opposite the Book Store. All work executed in Jiie best Eossilile manner, and warranted to give the est satislaction. " ltf, TV. E. POIIEROY, JIECIIAXICAL & OPERATIVE DENTIST, Millcrsburg. Ohio. Office Two doors West of Commercial Block. ltf Attorneys. L. R. HOACLAND. II. D. Jt'DOWELL nOAGLAUB & 3IcDOtt"ELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. MILLEKSBURO.O. Office Second floor in 3Iclowell's building, west of the Court House. ltf A. J. BELL, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS promptly made, omce above Store. the Book ltf JOHN" W. VOR1TES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 3IILLEKSBURG, O. Office over the Book store. ltf . Hotels. EMPIRE HOUSE, A. J. UASIl'SON, Proprietor. llttsengers conveyed to and from the Cars, free of charge. S6f General Stage Office. ltf BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END JIAfN STREET, MILLERS liurg, Ohio,a Josi;rn Butler, Proprietor. will be well car nils iiuuw la in tiwi uiucr, uiiu it gutis reu lor. ltf- Miscellaneous. ROBERT LONO.) B. C BROWN. ( (J. CHEREVIIOLXE3. ( . at. itiBau:. LOXG, BROWX & CO., . BANKERS, Millorsburg, Ohio. wtf?s?rpfllcrs in Kxchanirc and Coin. Gilli cessible points. ltf J. & G. ADAMS, BANKERS. Do a ccneral Banking, Discount and Deposit Business, MAKE COLLECTIONS ANI f-ELL KEV- K.NUK STAail-S. OFFICE IS T. B. RAIFPS C0RSER, Miller sit ii ry, Oh to. lyl iiesev nr.R2r.u. t'-D'K'"!I":I1I!E'!' H. & B. IIERZER, Produce anil Commission Merchants, SEAI.EB9 IN Flour, Crain and Mill Stuffs, SALT, FISH, WHITE WATER LIME Ac, And Purchaser of WHEAT, l'.YE, CORN, OATS, WOOI, DRIED FRUIT, BUTTER, EGGS, .10. Millersburg, - - - Ohio Cheap Glassware RETAILING AT WHOLESALE TRICES. MUST BE SOLD ! War in Europe nothing to do nithit. 1m? At the BOOK STOKE. Homes 'A Political and Cnvrv family Journal, Devoted MlLtERSBURGr, HdLMES to the Interests of. Holmes COUNTY, 0., ThUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1870. Comity, anil Local and GencraV Intelligeitce. m. i. THE LOVE KNOT. Tyin her bonnet under her chin. She tied her irolden ruurlaU In : Bui not alone in the silken, snare Bid she catch her lovely floating hair: Tor tying1 her bonnet under her chin. tne tieu a young zaan's Heart srtuijn. They were strolling together op the hill; Where the wind conies blowingmcrry.chill; And it blew the curls a frolicsome rice. All over the happy, peach-colored lace,. Till, scolding and laughing shelled them in, L Under her beautiful, dimpled chin. And it Mew a color bright as the bloom ot the pincieet ruchsu'j tossing plume. All over the cheeks ot the prettjest girl That ever Imprisoned a romping curL Or, in tying her bonnet under her chi, Tied ayonng man's bean -within. Steeperand steeper grew the hill, JXadder, mcTrler, chillier still ' Thelwesiern wind blewiovrn'and played The wildesttrteks with the little maid;, As tying her bonnet under her chin, She tied a young man's heart within. 0, western wind, do yon think it was fair To play such tricks with her floating hair. To gladly, gleefully do your best To blow her against the young man's breast, noeTeneassiaaiyioiaeanrriu,w i And Kisseu ner month ana dimpled chin? O, HIery Vane! you little thought,' An hour ago, when yon besought This country lass to walk with you, After the sun had dried the dew, What perilous danger you'd be in, As she tied her bonnet under her chin. Life and Scenery on the Missouri River. BY JOHN JOURNEYMAN. Ho, for the mountains! The war was over, and with shat tered health I found myself in the citj' of St Louis without home or family ties. I had been working in one of the Government shops until prostrated by illness, which left me too weak and debilitated to under take any exertion, and my physician told me that my only chance for re gaining strength was to get out of the city, get fresh air, change of scene, climate, etc. One evening I sat by the window of my kind Jandladv's .little. parlor; where her motherly hand had ar ranged pillows and footstool for my comfort; and was looking out upon the busy throng passing and repass ing in the hurrying streets, and thinking how impossible it was for me to follow the doctor's advice, when a quick, eager step on the stairs announced the arrival of my landladj"'s son a fine fellow who worked in the same shop where I had been employed. "Hurrah! Uncle John," said he as he he entered, " I'm off for the mountains." Involuntarily I glanced through the open door where his mothcr..wasJaying. the little snowy .cloth on. the little supper table, and saw by the quick look and listening pause, that she overheard his excla mation. I knew how it had been her bugbear this fear that her Charlie "would take it into his head to go off there among the Indians;" so I held up a warning finger. He understood at once, and said no more, until we were seated around the table. Then he, told us how there had been a requisition made by Government for a number of men, supplies, tools, ammunition, etc.,, to be sent npthe Missouri to.establish posts far up in Montana Territory. Some 40 or ejJO steamers had been chartered to take thein uptherc,.and the" were to have $100 per month, and transportation. He said thej proposed to hire none but those who had servedTn the Union army; and he had bee one of the first select ed, and was of course eager to go. His mother could not at first tie rec onciled, but his boyish enthusiasm was irresistible, and she, as well as L, was smiling at his glowing antici pations. " Can't I get a chance in too?" aid I at length. "Why, yes," he replied, "if you were only well enougn; m lact, n you had only been in the shop to day, I have no doubt you 'would have been chosen foreman of the gang. But you are not in earnest, arc vou?' ; Certainly I am. The doctor says I must get away from, here, and how better than at " Uncle bam s ex pense?" 'Very well, then," he answered; " Til speak for you a place to-mor row." The new impulse given me 113' this unexpected prospect, seemed to re new life and ambition. I scarcely thought of the hardships or perils of the" adventure, and mj" place was soon secured and contract made with Government for one year's ser vice at $100 per month, rations and transportation included to and, from the point where my services were re quired. I give these particulars here because T shall have occasion by-and-by to saj- something as to how the bariraiii was fulfilled on their part. Tiic few days before starting were soon over, and I stood on the "levee'' awaiting departure and meanwhile taking a look at the varied and excit ing scene before me. The long line of steamers lying alongthe wharf and out in the channel one behind the other, had large sheets of canvass stretched across their bows, on which were painted, in huge letters, their respective destination and interme diate stopping points; so that any one wishing to go up the river, had, only to cast his eye along the line of vessels to know on which to embark, The "levee" was piled with goods and merchandise of various descrip tion such as Government thought nccessarv for the fitting out of such an expedition, and swarming, with such a motley crowd of, human and four footed animals, as few Atlantic cities could boast of. Loadi of ba conj "barrels of flour, kegs of whisky; bales' of hay; arms of ammunition, machinery -for'mills'to be bnilt along the route, commissary;, and quarter master's stores, etewerebcing taken on board the different vessels while the melodious brarind: of droves of mules, as they were driven oh board,' togetherwith the' usual amount of hallooing, running, gesturing, and swearing, which'are found so neces sary on such occasions', added to the general uproar. Making my way to the boat on which' iwe. were to take passage, Iwent on 'board.- She was a" "stern-wheeler',.'of over 300'tonage capacity with powerful, engine and machinery;"but much too unwieldy for the navigation of-such a stream as the jiissouri, as was afterward learned to our cost. Her cabin accommodations were quite liaitell, and such as they were, i. :. t. . -i . . ' tut; luiiamuuiis, were aimgeiuer imi numerous to make it pleasant for new comers, unless they happened -to be of the same persuasion; their pres ence, however, was not so apparent to me on taking my first surve3", as it afterward became, and I went on deck quite well satisfied with my in spection, and taking a stool, sat down near the rail, to watch the crowd, and also for the coming of Charlie, about whom I began to feel a little anxious, as the time was al ready up, and they were only await ing the arrival of the head pilot, to push oft Presently I saw making toward the steamer, a dray-load of house hold goods, consisting of a barrel or so of flour, some bacon, and bed ding, a "chest" and one or two chairs. with various other commodities, which indicated the Irish character of the' load, and which' was further proved by the appearance of the mistress herself, who was seated in serene contentment upon her treas ures a pleasant and round-faced old lady, short and stout, a white- frilled cap upon her head, and 'ker chief crossed about her shoulders. By her side walked her "liege lord," pipe in mouth and evidently having imbibed a little of the "over- joyful" in honor of the' occasion. He' was stiff-backed from head to hips, in consequence of a former in jury and this peculiarity 'gave an indescribable oddity to his gaitr'and general appearance, as he lunged along, his tall form thrown slightly forward, -and head raised, while the lids worked back and forth over his small eyes in a way which gave any one small chance of observing his features. He evidently meant to take along with him all his earthly possessions, and had commenced un loading them, when the "Mate" a blustering representative of south ern chivalry, strode over the gang plank and demanded what he was about, " Sure, its goin' to Montana I am, in the Governmint service! Pat Cof fee's my name, yer honor." The d 1 it is, eh? Well, don't yon know you can't take along all this trash?" "An' if that's what ye calls my old woman and the like, the Govern mint miy jist do without me, for never a step will I go except they do." "Well, wo can't carry yonr rub bish for nothing, and board her too." 'And who axed yer to, indade," replied Pat, "we're willing to look after ourselves and pay for our rub bish as yer calls it." Finding he could be neither scared nor driven, a bargain was concluded with him, by which they were' to board themselves in consideration of their freight being -taken, and they proceeded to domesticate themselves oh the lower deck back of the engine and between the mules and blacksmith's forge, where a 'wagon body" served for a bed, and the bales of hay and boxes of freight for partitions. As the mate came up stairs,, he remembered with a laugh, that wo men were altogether too scarce in Montana to refuse a good chance of taking one along. Hnwl hvuu au nimh' interested in what was going on, that Charley was forgotten at the time, but just then I saw him hurrying around a cor ner and putting his handkerchief away from his face in a way that made me suspect a recent partin with his mother. As he came in sight of the boat, however, he brightened up and walked rapidly on until he came op posite one of those "saloons," which seem as much a part of the accom paniments of these places as the planks in the platform, or the drays for carrying away freight, and where many a poor degenerate son of Adam spends the last cent of ins hard earned wages, and perhaps loses his life in a drunken brawl, before he has'even looked in the faces of those who have perhaps been awaiting him in his lonely home. But, as I was saying, Charley paused as he came opposite the door of this place, and then drawing his revolver stepped quickly upon the .'threslrrild, and stood with hand up on the latch, leveling it at some un seen object inside,- while almost at the same instant two men came rushing out and made gooiUise of their feet in getting- ovcrWc space between them and the boat. As soon as they were at a safe distance, he slowly stepped backward still holding his revolver irr-position, un til he gained the sidewalk: then closingttie door after him, he came on;atan easy pace over the gang plank and up on deck, to where I was sitting.- As soon as he reached me; I inquired what was, tlie trouble. " VJhy,",aid he, "as I came bjythe landlord' in there had jiwt drawn his revolver, on those1 feUow3? and as, I knew they were ,our men, I thought he had better let them alone;" " yelL, jyii iiad better look out how.you .get into scrapes,"- said I; those larc two of the meanest little rascals-in our company, andyou. may wish you had, left the .landlord to take care of them, before tou' are done, with them," ,Ho made, no re ply) butwlkeHlfXrwhisJlmgaJfye- ly tune, with,nothquglof the cool daring he .had just shown. "All," thought I, fthatts the. stuff of which soldiers and pioneers are made but ifiliat boy rtontt lose his scalp be fore we get back, I'm mistaken, un less he's more prudent; and I began secretly to fear that the promise I had made his mother to look after him would not; be easy of fulfillment-; My reflections were soon inter-r rupted by the arrival of the head pilot a large, raw-boned, eagle-eyed rough specimen of humanity who walked over the plank and took his place.at the wheel, with the air of a man who knows his importance, and expects to be treated accordingly. Immediately after him camethe chief engineer burly, red-faced, and self-important (one could al most smell the brandy when he came in sight); and as he came along side coat over his arm, and, cigar leading the way he caught sight of us on deck, and called out to, the Captain: "Say,, Cap., got any darn ed 'Yankees aboard?" Now, as I have said, the war was just over, the. echo of the last bat tle had scarcely died away,, and the "soreness" was not yet gone from the hearts of either Northerners or Southerners. We knew when he said "Yankees" he meant "Union" men, and the look which passed from one, to the-other, said plainer than words,, that he would be a marked man, and many were the re solves that he should be made to swallow his words before he had done with us. The gang-plank was now drawn up, all hands ordered to their posts, the steam' turned on, and soon the wheel began to revolve, and the steamer after halting at a coal barge and taking on a supply, steered boldly out for the middle channel, and was soon putting the waves be hind her in a way which 'was pleas ant'to behold; and as she sturdily grappled with the current, the cap tain turned to the mate with a shrug of satisfaction. " She rides like a duck," said he; "she'll take us through." A last look at the receding city- was soon taken, as the river swept round in one of the curves by which it winds its way through the "great valley of the Mississippi," now close at the base of the table-land on the one side, then passing gracefully over quite to the cliffs on the other like, some "ball-room beau" who, after paying his compliments to some stately beauty, bows himself politely off,' to give the same hom age to a rival belle. The rich bottom lands which lie along the river first on the one side, and then ion the other are over flowed at the time of great freshets, and were, now almost on a level with the water. They are thickly cover ed with shrubs, a rank undergrowth coming quite to the water s euge, while further back were the large oaks and button wood trees, As I sat watching the swiftly passing banks, and fancying to my self what must have been the scene when all this valley was filled with foaming, roaring torrent; as it must have been, my thoughts were brought back to the present by the steward's call to snpper, and as he led the way, he kindly endeavored to prepare us for the future, by'say- ing that as the boat had on board more passengers than she was in iended to carry, fe"woukt'flnd"Our: selves somewhat crowded. "But," said he, as he ushered ns into a room some 12 by 16 feet in size, most of which was filled by the ta ble, " we will do the best we can for you, gentlemen." Of course, all could not sit down at once, but by filling and refilling the table several times, all were at last served, and we went out again on deck to find ourselves opposite what looked like a swampy bayou or deep curve in the river; but af ter passing quite to the upper side of the opening, the steamer came slowly around and passing over the quiet water above the current, we soon saw bj' the thick, muddy waves, foaming and tossing in our wake, that we had fairly entered the mouth of the Missouri. Here grow in abundance those beautiful willows, which arc so use ful in the making of baby carriages, baskets, and the like, their straight, smooth stems appearing above the surface of the water and closely fringing the banks, some reaching the hight of a small tree, and others with their leaves and branches trail ing on the water. The twilight was now deepening around us, and the shadows fell darkly over the river, while the only sounds. were tho notes of the "frog orchestra" as they tuned up for their evening concert. Or the "buhrr" of the solemn night-hawk, which was the' death-note of the poor fly as he swept down to secure mm for his eveningmcaL . -''Hang tnc, but this looks invit ing!"1 said some one at my'elbow, and Iopked. up at, Charley's dole ful face, from, wmen tne amuiuon seemed suddenly to: have vanished, as he looked vainly around for some cheering featnrc'in the prospect be fore ns. -' u W.hat, homo-sick already? Wjsli you -were sitting at the little table with mother's' kind 'face smiling across at you? Or is there some other cosy 'little room f where there, lias. been, wont to be 'a light in the window .for thee?"' Now, hush up, Uncle John', or I shall get angry;" said he", sittiug down "beside me, wpileJtJie sparkle tnjg.cyesdiiadas;! wished succeeded in bringing Ills spirits up to their usual level. Darkness had now settled over us, shutting out the .somber, view, and we beguiled the time with conversa tion, until the light twinkling through the gloom, and the occa sional neigh of a horse, or lowing of a cow, indicated that we were ap proaching the region of the fanning lands of Missouri. It was now time to think of look ing after our accommodations ,for the night, and we made our way to lie cabin, where.it was fonnd upon investigation that there was justa passenger and a half to each berth or bunk ! but for the sake of a more convenient division we concluded to call it three passengers for two berths, as we thought thetwo halves would prefer taking a turn on the floor as a united whole, rather than to be divided between the berths for the sake of a better bed! Having cast lots for the ocenpa- iion of the bunk, we proceeded to retire in a very systematic manner; for, as the floor space was too narrow tp allow the berths to be reached ex cept over the bodies of those on the floor, the latter were obliged to wait, unless they chose to serve as .foot stools for their more fortunate com panions. All were at last as rest, however, and stillness pervaded the little cabin, broken only by the son orous breathing of the sleepers. The Mothers of Great Men. It appears to be very important to ; success in science that a man should have an able mother. I believe the reason to be, that a child so circum stanced has the' goodf fortune to be delivered from the ordinary narrow ing, partisan influences of home edu cation. Onr race is essentially slav ish; it is the nature of all of us to believe blindly in what we love, rather than in that which wc think most wise. We are indignant when others pry into our idols, and criti cise them with impunity, just as a savage flies to arms when a mission ary picks his fetish to pieces. "Wo men are fnrmore strongly influenced by these feelings than men; they are blinder partisans and more servile followers of custom. -Happy are they whose mothers did not intensi fy their naturally slavish disposi tions in childhood, by the frequent use. of phrases such as, "Do not ask questions about this or that, for, it is wrongto doubt;" but who snowed them,-by practice and teaching, that inquiry may be absolutely free with out being irreverent, that reverence for truth is the parent of free in quiry, and that indifference, or in sincerity in the search after truth is one of the most degrading of sins. It is clear that a child brought up under the influences I have describ ed is far more likely to succeed as a scientific man than one who was reared under the curb of dogmatic authority. Of two men with equal abilities, the one who had a truth loving mother would be the more likely to follow the career of science; while the other, if bred up under ex tremely narrowing circumstances, would become as gifted children in China, nothing better than a student and professor of some dead litera ture. The Bright Side. Dr. Johnson used to say that a habit of looking at the best side of every event, is better than a thous; and pounds a year. Bishop Hall quaintly remarks, " For every bad there might be a worse, and when a man brenks his leg, let him be thank ful that it was not his neck." When Fenelon's library was on fire, " God be praised," he exclaimed, "thaffit was not the dwelling of some poor man." This is the true spirit of cheerfulness and submission one of the most beautiful traits that can possess the human heart. Resolve to see this world on the sunny side, and you have almost won the battle of life at the outset Newspaper Influence. The Rev. Dc Witt Talmadge, in a recent Philadelphia lecture, said of the press: "I now dcclnre that I con sider tho newspapers to be the grand agency uy wnlcli tile gospel is preached, ignorance is cast out, op pression dethroned, crime extirpated tho world raised, heaven rejoiced, and God be glorified. In the clank ing of the printing press, as the sheets fly out, I hear the voice of the Lord Almighty proclaiming to all the dead nations of the earth, 'Lazarus, come forth!' and to the retreating surges of darkness, 'Let thero be light.'" Pretty Women. After all, isthe, world soivery ab surd in its love of pretty women ? Is woman so very ridiculous in her chase, after beauty? A pretty wo man is doing a lyomanls work.in the world, not making -speeches, nor making puddings, but making life sunnier and more beautiful. Man. has forsworn the pursnit of beauty altogether. Does he seek it for him self, he is guessed to be frivolous, he is-,assumcd to be poetic, there are whispers that his mprals are no lietter than they should lie. In a society resolute , to be ugly there is no posti for an Adonis, but that of. a model or a guardsman. But wo man does forr mankind what man has ceased to, do. . jHcr aim from very childhood. is tobe,leautifiil. Eyen .as a'school-girl1 'slie-nof es the progresoflfcWKam''thb'ubppcn- ing color of her hair,, tho growing symmetry of liei arm, thq ripening contour of her cheek. We Watch, with a silent' interest, the mysteri ous' reveries' of 'the maiden; she is dreaming of :i coining .beauty, and panting for the glories of. eighteen. Insensibly, she becomes an -artist, her room 'u Studio, her 'glass an academy. The joy of her toilet is the joy of Raphael pver bis canvas, of tMichacl Angelo before his mar ble. She is creating beauty in the silence and the loneliness of her chamber ; she.grows like any great art-creation, the result of patience, of hope, of a thousand delicate touchings and retouchings. Wo man is never perfect, never complete. A.restless night undoes the beauty of the day; sunshine blurs the evanescent coloring of her cheekj frost nips the tender outlines of her face into sudden harshness. .Care plows its lines across her brow; motherhood .destroys tho .elastic lightness of her formr1 the bloom of her cheek, the quick flash of her eye, fade and vanish as the years go by. Biit woman is still true to her ideal. She won't know when she is beaten, and she .manages to steal fresh victories even in her defeat; -She invents new conceptions of wo manly grace; she rallies at thirty, and fronts us with the beauty of manhood ; she makes a last stand at sixty, with tho beauty of age. She falls, like Ctesar, wrapping her mantle round her "buried in wool en! 'twould a saint provoke!" Death listens pitifully to the longings of ,a life-time, and the wrinkled face smiles back its last cold smiles with something of theprettinessof eigh teen. Safety Petroleum Lamp. A new lamp for burning petroleum has recently been introduced in Germany, which is said to have niany important peculiarities. The essential feature of the lamp con sists in a reservoir of water in the upper portion nearest the flame, so that the body of the oil is'not.ex poscd to the burning wick. The petroleum ,is in a reservoir below, and the pressure of the water forces t, drop by drop, tip through a tube to the wick,- supplying it.exactly in proportion to the rapidity of com bustion. The arrangement of the lamp is such -that, if overturned by any accident, the water overflows the burning wick and puts out the flame immediately. It claimed that when filled with two pounds of petroleum, and- having a wick three fourths of an inch in width, it, will burn from, sixty to eighty hours; consequently, needing to be filled only once, in .from ten to, fourteen days. Another- alleged advantage is that the wick can be turned down very low without emitting' any of that offensive smell which alwaj-s characterizes the ordinary petroleum lamps under similar circumstances. A Murderous Sea Flower. One of the exquisite wonders of the sea is called the opelet, and is about as large as the German aster, looking, indeed, very much like one. Imagine a very large double .aster with ever so many long petals of 'a light green, glossy as satin, "and each one tipped with rose color. These lovely petals do not lie quiet ly in their places, like those lof the aster 111 your garden, but wave about in the water, while the opelet generally clings to a rock. How in nocent and lovely it looks on its rocky bed! Who would suspect that it would eat anything grosser than dew or sunlight? But those beautiful waving arms, as you call them, have other uses besides looking preUy. They have to provide food for a large open mouth which is hidden deep down amongst them so well hidden that one can scarcely find it. Well do fhey perform their duty, for the in stant "a foolish little fish touches one of tho rosy tips, he is struck with poison as fatal to him ns lightning. He immediately becomes numb, and in a moment stops struggling ; and then the other beautiful arms wrap themselves around him, and he is drawn into the huge, greedy mouth, and is seen no more. Then the lovely arms unclose and waye again in the water, looking as innocent and harmless as though they had never touched a fish. The tonnage of American ves sels engaged in the whale-llsheryjs gradually decreasing. Kid gloves, of good, quality, are now sold in Paris for thirty cents and in New York for fifty cents. A Beautiful Love Story. The Count de St Croix, belong ing to one of the noblest and wealth iest families of France, becamq en gaged, after a lung courtship, to ft lady his equal hi position and for tune, and famous for her beauty; Shortly aftcr the hnppj- day was ap pointed which was - to' render two' loving hearts one, the Count was or dered immediately to the siege, of Seliastopool; so he girded on his saber, and at the head of his regi ment marched 011 to the battle-field. During the Count's absence it hap pencil that his beautiful allianccd had the small-pox; and hovering between Hffr and death. She rtvovor- ed, but'found' her bCauiy hopelessly lost The disease had assumed, in her case, the. most virulent charac tcr,ind loft her noConly disfigured. out seameuwnhtl scarri-ont4iiJ- frightful extent that she became hideous to herself, and resolved to pass the remainder of her days in the strictest Hcoluiion. A year passed away, when oiie day the Coutil, immediately on his return to France,- accompanied by his .valet, presented himself at the residence of his betrothed and soli cited an interview. This was re fused. He, fiowcvcr, ivith the per sistence of a lover, pressed the fjuit, and finally the lady made, hcrap pearance, very closely mutlled in a vail. At the sound of her voice the Count rushed forward to embrace her, but, stepping aside,, she trem blingly told him the story of her sorrow; and burst into tears. A heavenly smile broke over the Count's handsome features, as rais ing his hand above, he exclaimed: "It is God's work! I am blind!" It was even so. When gallantly lead ing his regiment to tnc -attack", a cannon ball passed so closely to his eyes that, while it left their expres sion unchanged and his countenance tfnmarkcd, it robbed him forever of sight. It is unnecessary ,to add that their marriage was shortly solemn ized. It is said that at this day niay be often seen at the Emperor's receptions an officer leaning upon the arm of a lady closely vailed, and they seem to be attracted to the spot by their love'of music. Pulpit Eccentricities. Some preachers of the sensational school .'select texts that shall bo re membered for their singularity. Thus in March, 1808, Rev. G. Wl iJondorprejiih.edlr.om the. words. "Aha!, Aha!" On February 3; 1801, from All Saints, Margaret street, London, Dr. Wolf preached from the old wort! "Saul !" (Acts ix. 1.) Rowland Hill once preached from tho words "Old cast clouts and rot ten rags!" (Jer. xxxviii. 2), and on another occasion from the words, "I can do all things," beginning his sermon by a flat denial of the Apos tie's proposition. In the same style was Sterne's exordium, when he preached from the text, "It is better to go to the house of mourning than to the houfc.0 of feasting,"' and ex claimed, "that I deny!" This.se- cured the attention of .his hearers; and, for a like purpose, Cecil' 'com menced a sermon 13" saying, "A man was hanged at Tyburn this morn ing" Whitfield gave out his text,-then paused and shouted "Fire! fire! fire!" as a prelude tp his discourse on eternal punishment. Rowland imitated this, by, crying "Matches! matches!" but he excused himself for what he termed ont-of-thc-waj-texts and out-of-the-way observa tions because, he preached to out-of-the-way sinners. It is said that he called his Whapping hearers wimp- ping sinners. "Hang' the law and the' prophets i" was the mutilated text of a -celebrated Scotch divine, who began his sermon thus: "So says practice; the profession says otherwise.' A Shrewsbury dissentingoninister preached ,a funeral sermon for the Rev. John Angell James, of Birm ingham, from the combined' texts, "A man sent from God, whose name was John. I saw the, Angel, fly in the midst of heaven. James, the servant of God.'' "There is no fool like the fool-hardy," was the text of the Rev. Dr. William, who had a quarrel with a parishioner named Hardy. "Adam, where art thou.'1 was the text of the probation ser mon of Mr. Low, who, with a "Sir. Adam, was a candidate for lecture ship; "Lo, here I am !" was tho re sponsive text of his rival, Mr. Adam. Mr. Joseph, enrato of the Isle of Man, reminded the Lord Lieutenant Butler, Duke of Onnond, of his forgotten promise to assist him with the preferment, by preach ing before him the text, "Yet did not the chief Butler remember Jo seph, but forgat him." .lean Panl RIchter say that concerning nothingdo wecoine more to false conclusions and. make more false, steps than that concerning wi man's cheerfulness. Ah! ho n many of these allcctioiiutu creatures am those who pine, unknown, despond smiling, mid wither jesting: who with bright, joyous eyes, Heo into corner, as if behind a fan, that there (hoy may right ghidly break out into tears which oppress thein; who pay for a day of smilos by a. night of tears just W nn uililHii.'illy trans parent, clear mid iiiistlv.Hn day purely foretells rain. A popular vessel Courtship. Minor Items The little folks. THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. . . - .prcttj-ilfar.fiileito'm()J .' ' A hare with liowny hair, A hurt with all my heart, llutlienrlr'hear.n bear. Ti? plain that no one take a plane Tohavca pairof pear; A rake, thniiKli. often take a raVe Anil (ears away the tares, All rays raise thyme, time raies all; Ana throngh the whole, liole ware,--V writ in writins 'right,',may, write It "wriKht," an.l still lie wronjr, For "write" ami "rile" are neither riglit," Anil ilon't.to write belong:. ,Jleer often hrlngs a, Jiier to man, Conjrhinjr a coffin hrlnjcs Ami too inorh ale will make u ail As well a,s.ome other things. The pel-soil lies who'says'he lies When he i-s not reclining, ' Anil w heii.eonsiimptii e. fulks decline 'They1 all ilivliie iVclininV.1 A itiail ilon't im.itl before a storm;- A UiuU will liou before, it; M'eran not rem tlie rnin at all; ( N'.i earthly iwpr. reiffn o'er it. Thcjilyer ill;. a hile, then dies ; (To ilye iie' always trying, lntil npori'liis'ilyiiiff beil, ' Ilerthjukauonioreof dyeing. , . KgtT Affideya most hard their day, ' ' iV. And CTery kni?ut!shonld pray earn night . JTo Illm who weighs his way. : 'TIS' meet that man 'should mete out' meat To Ited misfortune' son; The, fair should fare on love alone, KNe one ran no! lie won. g iass alasl is sometimes false; of faults a maid Is made; 'ller.waisj Is Ijiit a barren waste 'Thiingli stnj'if she is not staid. The springs .spring forth spring, and shoot, Shoot forward, one audall; Though snnimer knis 'the flowers, ii leaves The learei to fall in fall- ' ; I would a story here .rommenee, Hut joh might Hod it stale; So let' suppose that wc hare reached The tail end of our tale. Antiquity of the Umbrella. Umbrellas are an older invention than some writers would have us suppose. Kven the usually enter tained notion that Jonas Hanway introduced, the umbrella into Eng land in the year 1722, is proved to be, false by evidence that, can be cited. Ben Johnson refers to it by name in a comedy produced in 1616; an so do Beaumont and Fletcher, in ''Rule a Wife and Have a Wife." Swift, in the Tattler of October 17, 1710, says, in "The City Shower," "The tueked-up seamstress walks with hasty Willie streams run down her oiled umbrella's sides." The following couplet also occurs in" a poem written by Gay, in 1712: "IIousewLres underneath th' umbrella's oily shed Safe through the- -wet in clinking pattens ireau.-i It is probable that .Hanway was the first man seen carrying an um brella in, London.- At Persepolis, in Persia, are some sculptures, supposed to be as early as the time of Alexander the Great, and on one of these is represented a chief or king, over whose head some. eirantsarfiJiQlding. an. um: brella. At Takhti-Bostan are other sculptures, one of which is a king witnessing.a bear hunt, attended by an umbrella bearer. Recent discov eries at Jsinevah show that the um brella was in use there, it being common to the-sculpturings, but.al waysi represented open. The same is to be seen upon- the celebrated Hamilton vases preserved in the British Museum.. In many Chinese drawings ladies are attended by servants holding umbrellas over their heads. Loubre who went to Siam as en voy ii-om tlie Jung ot trance, de scribes the use of Umbrellas as be ing governed by curious regulations. Those umbrellas resembling ours arc used principally by the officers of .state; while those several tiers in, height, as if two or more umbrellas were fixed on one stick, are,rescrved for the King, alone. In Ava, a coun try adjacent to Siara, the King de signates himself, among other titles, as "Lord of tlie Ebbing and Flow ing Tide, King of the White Ele phant, and Lord of the Twenty-four Umbrellas." This last title, although ridiculous to us, is supposed to re late lo twenty-four states or prov inces combined under the rule of the King; the umbrella being espe cially a royal emblem in Ava. The umbrella is also the distinguishing sign of sovereignty in Morocco, The French name Parapluie and the German name ItEGENSCiinui, ex press the rain-shielding use, of the invention; but we have no name in English equally as consistent, for "umbrella'' means simply "a little shade." At the -restaurant of u wealthy and jolly old caterer in Hamburgh, Germany, n gonnnand who had not a shilling in his pocket feasted suinptuousU' on nil the delicacies the bill of fare alforded. When he had finished his repast and also drank his bottle of Rndesheimer, he quietly said to the landlord r "I have no money to pay yohr bill, my friend ; but if you will let me do so, I will give you a piece of advice that is worth more than money." The land lord, though taken aback at the cool effrontery of his impecunious guest, laughed and said to him. "Well, sir, if you have no money to pay for what you have eaten and drank, let us have your v.iluable advice." "All right," replied the stranger. "Xow listen i If you should ever bo sent to the penitentiary, and have there to walk on the treadmill, always be shure to choose the left side. You will find it much easier.'' In Washington, when Prince Arthur was there, the English but lers and coachmen, resident in the city, gave a supper to the Prince's servants. One of the, speeches was made by his favorite valet, who was cnllmsmslio in his praise of the United States sis compared to Canada. '''Ow his it," he asked, "thnt 1 englishmen want to nv litiny thing to do with such ablarsted cold place, where the people are French, hand the beer's as weak as water," Holmes Co. Republican, - A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. Dedicated to the interests of the Republican, i'arty, to Holmes County, and to local and gen eral news.. Iniibacb, -White-& Cunningham, XSITOBS AND rBOnUETOBS. OFFICK Commercial Block-, orer Mnrr&ne.' Pry Goods Store Terms of Subscription :' One year (In advance) - r $2,00 Six months - - -1,00 3" o"fc Xr1 nrlny. -TheRrruBLiCiN Job Printing Offlco is one of, the best furnished' country offlcei in tho State. GLEANINGS. Ocean lumber the seaboard. A cobbler has a sole'puspose in li fel, A Philadelphia lady takes care, of , 1,100 flower pots in .and about her. house. , , , "To-night you git or dangle" is ' the notice served on -the thugs of Wyoming.. i - I ' A Providnece Undertaker has" a pleasant habit of sending his card to all the sick persons he can hear of. The most direct way to determine y horse power is to stand behind a Jiorse and tickle'hislegs with'abricr. Kew'Hainpsliire takes the premi um fur early marriages. The census there shows that a. Ja'dy aged thirty ' has a son twenty-eight years old. Prominent women leaders com plain that it is impossible to prevent' 'frec4ovcidcas from obtruding-them selves'in some shape in the suffrage conventions, A Wisconsin census taker has come across an old colored woman, 107 years of age, who declared that she had worn herself out working for the white folks, but hoped by a few years of quiet to "outgrow it." Her youngest child, a girl, is now liv ing, and is fifty-one years of age. A nervous Ohio householder was waked up the other night by an alarm of burglars, got out his gun, fired from the window and ruined a pairof his best trousers that were Happing on a clothesline. That was an economical individu al in the country who, on being questioned as to the remarkable bear ing properties of his grape vine, said he "hadn't teched it since he put the old man under it last spring." A Missouri. offered $75 for the privilege of acting as hangman at :t recent execution. He owed the man a grudge, and wanted to tike this last opportunity of dropping the subject. " Charlie," said grandma, reprov ingly, "your portion will be the burn ing lake at last, if you go on telling so many stories." "Oh, no, grand ma, I couldn't stand it." "But you will be made to stand it;myboy." "Oh, well, grandma, if I can stand it, it's all right A lawyer in Connecticut, not re markable for his cleanliness of per son, appeared at a party with a rose in his button hole. "Where do you suppose it came from?" said he to a brother lawyer who was admiring it. The latter looked up and down the Lentirelenjrthof the. questionerantl with great deliberation responded; " Well, I suppose it grew there." The Mouth of the Mississippi can be opened for $300,000, which is a good mouthfull for any one. George Peabody used to say that he did not attempt to relieve pauperism, but to prevent it. The advice of a Pennsylvania suicide to his brother was : "Willie, lon'tgowith the fellows who have more money to spend than you have." Complaints of the dullness of business are almost always in order. But when a Connecticut man grum bles because of the dullness in "the business of manufacturing coffin trimmings, he runs the thing into the ground. This is capital ale," said an old to per; ''see how long it keeps its head !" "Aye," said a bystander "but con sider how soon it takes away yours." A country deacon went home, one evening, and complained to his wife that he had been abused down at the store shamefully. One of the neighbors, he said, called him a liar. Her eyes flashed with indignation. "Why didn't you tell him to prow it?" she exclaimed. That's the very thing that's the trouble!"' replied the husband; "that's what I did do; I told him to prove it-ami he did prove it." Mrs. Partington has been sick and being inspired expressed her feelings in the following language: "La.me! here I have been suffering the bigamies of death forthree mor tal weeks. First, I was seized with a bleeding phrenology in the left Hampshire of the brain, which was exceeded by a stoppage of the left ventilator of the heart. This gave me an intlamation in the borax, and now Tm sick with the chloroform morbus. There's no blessing like that of health, particularly when you're sick." William Lacy, jr., son of Wil liam Lacy, commercial editorof the Albany Argus, died a few days ago, and a rosT-MOKTUM examination re vealed that a gland or cartilage, the size of a large egg, had been gradu ally forming on the back part of the neck, which, pressing forward to ward the windpipe, at last produced suffocation. His suffering, hfcforo death is said to have been intense. The case is said to have besn re markable, nothing like it ever hay ing been known before to the medi cal profession of Albany. There is no other spoken lan. guage so cheap and expressive by telegraph as the English. So the electric wires are. becoming teachers of our mother tongue in foreign countries. The same amoiiul $X information can be transmittWt iu fewer English words than French,. German, Italian, or any otherfEiro pean language. In Germany, and Holland especialy, it is coming to be a common thing to sec telegrams in English, to save expense and in sure precision.