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County Officials.
CfamonJ'UM Judge, - WtLUAX EX.
PnbaU Judge, - - THOXiS ABMO
.rnifo94ffcry, - (if-.Vxutt
County Clerk, - - - JOKS S- OXK.
Skertf, , - - - -JunsS-McCOXB.
f5or, - - - jQKXrK ILXEWTOX.,
THamrvr. - - jAC03.cnEEErnOLMr8.
JUcorder, - - GEOKCK L. Coot,
CamniuUntn - MxcolFisbzs,
Stumor, - - JosncxSrosierE.
Coroner, t - r - - JIzXBT SHAKUS.
Infirmary Director!, JJonK SRiEr,
County Officials. Church Directory.
County Officials. Church Directory. U. P. CHURCH.
bemeeatii;; o'ciocetx.tc fiabnatn school
at iuf:o'eiocE, A- . 1'raver meeting ruurs
day evenings at; o'clock. .
lS&o'clcyfc. Evening service 7' o'clock.
ln. torrlrn at 11 nWV CiKhiih .K.l
i-rayer meeting every weanesuay evening at
ror service II o'clock, p. jc. Sabbath school
9 o'clock. Evening- service 1 o'clock.
Prayer meeting W ednesday evening at 7Ji
Railway Time Tables.
Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Delaware R.
-' 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 "
1:191'. M,
"9:20 r
--- - - -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.
Exp'ss.- Fjqi'ss. Mall.
12.151.X. 5L53P.X.
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 "
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 "
3J0 "
40 "
5J8 "
&30 "
BJ0 "
7-T3 "
ioa) "
1 2.401.X.
3.40 " 11J0
do '
.a '
Exp'ss. Exp'ss. MaiL Exp'ss.
11.20A.X. 0.20P.X. C.101.V. 5.35F.U.
Cliica go,
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 "
Jr.msficld, 7.16 "
Wooster, &23 "
Orrville, 42 '"
JIassillon, 9.A6 "
Canton, 9.19 "
Alliance,) Jg 2
Salem, 10.18 "
11.13 " 8.20
R.00A.K. 4J0 "
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 "
i58 "
an "
3J0 "
SJ55 "
4.23 "
Pittsburgh, 12,-iOl.lI. 7.05 "
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Agent.
vr. ar. eoss, ar. d.,
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
Ohio. Office and Itesidcnce, at South, part of
Washington Street ltf
J-.TOMEEEXE, 31. D.,
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.,
Ohio. Office with Dr. Pomerene- lmC
P, roilEEEXE,
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,
Millcrsburg. Ohio. Office Two doors West
of Commercial Block. ltf
Office Second floor in 3Iclowell's building,
west of the Court House. ltf
promptly made, omce above
the Book
Office over the Book store. ltf .
A. J. UASIl'SON, Proprietor. llttsengers
conveyed to and from the Cars, free of charge.
S6f General Stage Office. ltf
liurg, Ohio,a Josi;rn Butler, Proprietor.
will be well car
nils iiuuw la in tiwi uiucr, uiiu it gutis
reu lor.
( . at. itiBau:.
wtf?s?rpfllcrs in Kxchanirc and Coin. Gilli
cessible points. ltf
J. & G. ADAMS,
Do a ccneral Banking, Discount and
Deposit Business,
Miller sit ii ry, Oh to.
iiesev nr.R2r.u. t'-D'K'"!I":I1I!E'!'
Produce anil Commission Merchants,
Flour, Crain and Mill Stuffs,
And Purchaser of
Millersburg, - - -
Cheap Glassware
War in Europe nothing to do nithit.
1m? At the BOOK STOKE.
'A Political and
family Journal, Devoted
to the Interests of. Holmes
COUNTY, 0., ThUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1870.
Comity, anil Local and GencraV Intelligeitce.
m. i.
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.
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
'Very well, then," he answered;
" Til speak for you a place to-mor
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
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
" 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
"Well, wo can't carry yonr rub
bish for nothing, and board her
'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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
. . -
.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
The following couplet also occurs
in" a poem written by Gay, in 1712:
"IIousewLres underneath th' umbrella's oily
Safe through the- -wet in clinking pattens
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
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
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-TheRrruBLiCiN Job Printing Offlco is one
of, the best furnished' country offlcei in tho
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
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
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.

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