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Evening service 1i o'cloct Prayer meeting v eonesuay evening at o ClOCK. Railway Time Tables. Railway Time Tables. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Delaware R. R. GOING NORTH. Ex. 4 Mail. Accom'dn. Leave Millersburg, SO: A.M. J:19P.1L " Fredericksburg, 551 " 2.H6 " Apple Creek, 6S1 " S3I " Orrville, 7.-03 " 339 " Marshall vUle, 7:17 " 43S - Akron. 8:10 " 53T Arr. at Cleveland, 10:10 " 930 GOING SOUTH. Er. Mail. Accom'dn. Leave Cleveland, 3:15 P.M. " Akron, 720 A.M. 037 " . MushaUviUe, 8:58 ' 63 " " Orrville, 933 " 651 " " Apple Creek, 10:08 " 7:18 " " Fredericksburg, 10 37 " 735 " Arr.atMillersburg, 11 32 " 8 SI " R. C. HURD, President. G. A. JONES, Superintendent. Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. C3"0n and after June 12th, 1870, trains will ICUtC .MILIUMS ILjlllj , CUUUAJ B vjkicptcu, n. IUI- lows: (Train leaving Chicago at 535 P. leaves daily.) (Trains leaving Pittsburg z:a a ji., leaves uauy. TRAINS GOING WEST. Exp'ss. 12.15A.M. 2.4S " ar3.15 " d 3.2) " 3i5 " 4.11 " 4.39 " B.00 " Exn'65. MaiL Exd'ss. Pittsburg, Koch ester Salem, Alliance,' Canton, Massillon, Orrville, Wooster, Mansfield, . 2.r.K. G.45 A.M. 10.30 S58 " &20 ' itss SJjO 1(LS ' 1.2TP.H. oao " ioja " 0.40 " 11.15 " 7.24 " 12.15F.X. 2J0 " i2 " 37 " 3.15 " iM " 4.20 7.41 " 1S.40 " am MS 10.20 1050 11.05 1.25 " 2.01 " 4X12 " 4.40 " G.00A.X. 5J8 " aao " 650 " 73 " Crestline j flrfi-dfl " d 7.00 " 7.20 " Rl " uucyrus, Lima, FtWayne! 11.29 -6.28 1JDA.M. 9.05 " 10.20 " aitus " dl0.40 " 335 " 1135 " 12.40A.JI. 3.40 1150 1250 " 6.10 " 250P.3C 3.08 " 9JM " 630 " 6.20 " riymouth, 12.40P.M. 3.20 " mica go, TRAINS GOING EAST. T!tt'ss- Erri'- Exd'ss. Chicago, 11.20a.m. 0.20p.m. 6.10a.m. , 533P.M. Plymontli, 150p.m. 150a.m. 950 " 9.05 " 5.15 12.40P.M. 11.10 " 5.45 " aos " 10.45 " 11.15 " 12.03P.M. 1234 " 2.01 " 2.27 " 253 " 3.13 " 350 " 355 " 4.23 " 1255 1130 " Lima, 4.40 " Eucyrus, 6.15 " Crestline SIS" Mansfield, 7.1G " Woostcr, 833 " Orrville, 8.4i " Jilassillon, 9.00 " Canton, 9.19 " ,,,. ar950 " Alliance,! d Saiem, 10.18 " Itochester. 3.15 " 550 " 6.20 " 6.00 A.M. 6.42 ' &25 " 857 " 935 " 957 " 10.43 " 130 " 352 " 4.20 " 430 " 5.00 " 6.23 " 6.45 " 7.17 " 735 " 830 " a40 " 9.08 " 1052 " 1155 " 11JX) " 11.40 " 2.05P.M. 3.15 " 6.02 " Pittsburgh, 1230A.M. 7.05 " F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Agent. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians. J. P03TEREXE, 31. D., nnrcinT t v tu c ttt r Tr r -ttt t rncTurnn J. AAA L'lVAL.l ak, aUUUL.1.AlllJllJtaUaAl UjiVJ, Ohio. Office On Main St., 4 doors East ine uanic umce nours eancsaays, irom 1 to 5 o'clock P. JtL, and on Saturdays from O CiOCE -1- iU-, IQ d OdOC 1'. JU. Ill It. H. VORHES, 31. D., rnrsiciAN & sitkgeox, millersbukg, umo. uiace wiin ur. I'omcrcne. imu. P. P. POMEREXE, PIITSICIAN AND SUBGEOX, BEELIJf, OHIO. ltf W. 3L ROSS, M. D., riTYSICIAK AND SURGEOX, MILLERS huvpy Ohio. Office First door west of Cor ner lonnerlj occupied by Mulrane. Eesl dence, second door south of T. 15. RaitTs corner. Office days, Wednesday and Satur day afternoons. ltf J. G. BIGHAM, M. riiioit.iik.1 au .. nil .... i, .... i.ii, Ohio. Office and Residence, at South part of asnington street. in Physicians. Dentists. V. R. P03IEROY, MECHANICAL & OPEEATIVE DENTIST, Millcrsburg, Ohio. Oflice Two doors West of Commercial Block. ltf T. L. PIERCE, PRACTICAL & OPEEATIVE DENTIST. UP Stairs in lienor's Building, opposite the Book Store. All work executed in the best inssiblc manner, and warranted to give the best satistaction. ltf Attorneys. G. W. EVERETT, ATTOr.SEY AT LAW, MILLEESBUEG, OHIO. 2tf L. R. HOAGLAND. H. D. 31'DOWELL noAGLAJvD & Mcdowell, ATTOEKEYS AT LAW. MILLEItSBURG, O. Office Second floor in McDowell's. building, west of the Court House. ltf JOHN" "(V. VORHES, ATTORNEY. AT LAW, MILLEESBUEG, O. Office overthe Book Store. ltf A. J. BELL, JUSTICE Or THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS promptly made. Office above the Book store. ltf Hotels. EMPIRE HOUSE, A. J. nAMPSON, Proprietor. Passengers conveyed to and from the Cars, free of charge. gyGeneral Stage Office. ltx BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END MAES STREET, MILLERS burg, Ohio, Joseph Bctier, Proprietor. This House is in good order, and its guests will be well cared for. ltf J. B. Kocn. J. II. Koch. J. B. KOCH & SOX, Proprietors of the American Hotel, East Liberty Street, Wootcr, O. ltf Miscellaneous. 'Fehrenoacli & Larimer, I & Co: PURCHASERS OF Wheat, Rye, Corn, Oats, Seeds, Butter, Eggs, Lard, Tallow, Dried Fruits, 4a, Ac DEALERS IN Salt, Fish, Plaster, mile fc Water Lime, WHITE WAREHOUSE, West End Main Street, MILLEESBUEG, O. 2tf ROBERT LONO.j B. C. BROWN. U. CHERRYnOLMES. jW. M. OIISOX. LONG, BROTO & CO., BAXKERS, Mtllersburg, - - - Ohio. JS5"- Dealers in Exchange anil Coin, Bills discounted, and Collections made at all ac cessible points. ltt J. & G. ADAMS, BANK EES. Do aConeral Banking, Discount and Deposit Business, MAKE COLLECTIONS AND SELL REV KNUE STAMl',1. OFFICE IX T. B. RAIFPS CORNER, Millcrsbitry, Ohio. iyi Holmes County Republican. A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to tlie Interests of Holmes County, and Local and General Intelligence. Vol. I. MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, 0., THURSDAY, SEPT. 8, 1870. $0. 3 THE LITTLE HOUSEWIFE. FOE EX. at iy. M. at O little housewife, clean and spruce, Thy use one heart divines; A rosy apple full of juice And polished till It shines ! Atidy, tripping, tender thing, A roe to lazy Utters; A household angel tidying Till all around thee glitters! To see thee in thy loveliness. So prudish and so chaste. No speck upon the cotton dress, Girdling around thy waist; Thy ankle peeping, white as snow. They tucked-up kirtle under; What shining dishes, row on row. Behind thee, stare and wonder. While round thy door the millions call. While the great markets mi, Though public sorrow strike ns all, Singing, thou workest fitill; Yea, all thy care and all thy lot Is ever sweet and willing. To keep one's little household spot As clean as a new shilling. The crimson kitchen firelight dips Thy cheeks until they grow; The white flour mikes thy finger-tip Like rosebuds dropt in snow; When all thy little gentle heart 'Flutters in exultation To compass In an apple tart, Thy noblest aspiration! O housewife, may thy modest worth Keep ever fresh from wrong; Blest be the house and bright the hearth, Thou blessest all day long! And nightly may thy sleep be sound. While o'er thee, softly, stilly, The curtains close like leaves around The hushed heart of the lily. RECONCILED AT LAST. of 9 "I do not wish you to go to Mrs. Leroy's party. She is not a proper person for you to associate with." " I don't care what you wish me to do. I am not to be dictated to like that If I am alive and well, I shall go to Mrs. Leroy's party to morrow night. I shall do as I choose." "You will do as you choose? Yes. But if you do I will never open my bps to you again." With these words the one who had been last speaking took his hat from the sofa where he had flung it, and opening the parlor door walked quietly out The only other occupant of the room now was a young woman with fretful looking black eyes, who, im mediately she was left alone, sat down to the piano and rattled off a brilliant voluntary. Then she suddenly stopped, and reseating herself, faced the crisis she had brought herself to. She tried hard to persuade herself that she had done right She had been married to Edgar Abbenseth now a little more than a year, and the world considered them a very happy mar ried-young couple. Perhaps if the world had overheard all the little conversations which, during the ear past, had taken place in the parlor of the Abbenseths, it would have changed its mind. Etta was what would have been called a girl of spirit She had per fect health, and was naturally wilful and rebellious. When she came to be married, she found it easy en ough to honor and love her husband, but the word "obey" stuck in her throat The coming of a little baby to that modest homestead had not tended in the least to subdue her. In the language of all her friends, she was trie same wild Etta still. Mrs. Leroy was a woman whose house Edgar had been in the habit of visiting before'his'mafriage. She was approaching middle age now, and lived as handsomely as she could on a rather slender income. Her position in society was dubious, and she loved to give late suppers to that class of actors, actresses, newspaper people and artistes, which was by no means of the first grade either in the moral or social world. In fact, she was a Countess of Bless- ington reduced to a limited sphere. To gratify some small pique she cherished against Edgar, she had forced herself upon his wife's ac quaintance, and endeavored to cast the glamor of unesceptionability over the forthcoming entertainment by inviting thither as many spotless and irreproachable ladies as circum stances had made her acquainted with. So she called on Mrs. Ab benseth during Edgar's absence, and Etta, who had seen but little so ciety of late, accepted for herself and husband, too. On that after noon, when Edgar came home to dinner, she had told him about it for the first time, and hence a spicy quarrel, which had terminated as in dicated in the opening words of this little historiette. But, right or not right, Etta was determined to fight the battle out to the last; and having made up her mind to go to Mrs. Leroy's, she had no idea of giving away. The eve ning came; Edgar had not returned; the carriage was at the door; Etta was dressed; the baby was in charge of a good, faithful girl; and Etta resolved that she would drive to the house of an elderly friend, who was one of Edgar's particular aversions, and whom she would get to chapcr one her. She did so, and the evening passed quickly at Mrs. Leroy's, although there were looks and tones there that Etta had scarcely expected to see and hear. When she returned home she left as though she had not come forth as pure as she en tered. Next morning she awoke later than usual, and when she went down stairs to breakfast was surprised to find that Edgar had gone, without having left cither note or message. Then the remembrance of what he had said rushed over her, and she trembled as she thought of the pos sibility of his keeping his vow. When Edgar came home to dinner that afternoon his brow was heavy and he uttered not a word. Oppo site each other husband and wife sat without exchanging a syllable or look. This was the commencement of a long season of silence. Edgar, at least, remained true to his threat, however rashly it had been spoken, Day by day the breach grew wider that separated them. A week month passed, still not one word was interchanged between man and wife. What all but intolerable dis comforts they endured no one but their two selves knew. In after days they often wondered what would have been the sequel had one of them been taken with a serious illness. No such accident as this occurred, however, and the weeks passed into months, and the months into j-ears without the occurrence of a single event calculated to draw these separate lives together. Friends and relatives looked on and wondered how long this kind of thing was going to last The ad vice which they had proffered had been imperatively rejected by-both the alienated parties. The oppor tunities 'for reconcilement which their friends had sought had scorn fully been shunned. And jet each of these unhappy beings, ruthlessly ruining the brightest years of their married life, loved the other,besides being secretly bound' together by a single tie. This was in the form of a child scarcely twelve j-cars old, Revel Ab benseth. Since he was only two years of age, it had been doubtful whether he would live beyond baby hood; and during the hours when father and mother knelt at his bed side, these two estranged hearts felt themselves silently appealed to, by the logic of. the waning life, which each of them had contributed to ward, in the little baby face lieng drooping before them. But the hours had long since passed away, and, contrary to the expectation of all, the child had risen from what seemed to be a bed of death, and grown to be twelve years of age, tall of stature, and of uncommon beau ty. Early in his young life he had begun to notice the dumbness of the one parent in the presence of the other. By unconscious degrees he grew into the knowledge that he must say no word and do no act which would have a tendency to make his parents cease to ignore one another's presence. Without comprehending the estrangement, he felt, with precocious -intuition, that it must continue. Meanwhile, during the years which threw a shadow into all the remainder of their lives, Edgar and Etta watched their child grow with trembling delight, and separately caressed him with alienated hands that gave no token of a wish ever to seek one another more. One August evening, when the first keen earnest of approaching Fall had begun to whisk the prema turely withered leaves away, the house in which the Abbenseths lived was preternaturally quiet. In one of the upper bedrooms was a group of three. For years past wretched husband and wretched wife had occupied separate suits of apartments, and not since the eve ning when Etta had signified her intention to go to Mrs. Leroj-'s had they been brought into such close contact. This is how it happened. Death, which wrongs so many rights and ;ghts so many wrongs in this world was drawing them together now. On the bed, in the early mourn ful twilight of the gloomed cham ber, lay little Kcvcl, his night-gown undone at the throat, his lips parted and slightly gasping, his eyes, as he gazed alternately into the face of his father and mother, glittering with a light that was soon to open upon another world. During the slow wasting away of this darling boy, no one who saw the Abbenseths guessed the amount of anguish they silently endured. With a sensibility-exquisite in one so young, Revel had long refrained from speaking to one about the other. But now, as the subtler sen sibility and the -bolder wisdom which death suggests to the dying came to this child of reconciliation, and, as his last breaths were being drawn, he looked in one quick mo ment, and with grand and beautiful meaning, into the opposed faces above him, and with his last feeble strength drew together, and clasped each in each, the hands that had not met in nearly twelve long years. In the quiet moments that follow ed; before the little hands which had begun their work of reconcilia tion had grown cold, who shall say what memories came thronging around the hearts of the bereft, bidding them live joj-fully with one another the remnant of life remain ing, calling to them, over the rift and ruin of long years to fill them selves with the peace and holiness of love! For some moments both remained thus: Etta with her face buried in her dead boy's breast, Edgar with his hand remaining in the soft clasp in which it had been placed, and his working features bent over her with ixceeding mournfulness. At length he spoke. It was only one word so A of the as the his in ion to no ran the the to ing the the on of "Etta!" She rose, she turned, she flun herself into his open arms, and, the hour that followed, tears were shed and words were spoken that had long been holding themselves in wait in the hiding places of se cret grief. So, with the brief history of the first married years of two wedded lives recited, let us leave his recon ciled husband and wife standing up on the brink of a new, yet shadowed existence, in which the voices of hope and love, growing daily toward perfection, blended with the memory of sad music pealing from beneath a little grave's green grass. A Word to Boys. Come, boys, and listen a few mo ments to your uncle. You have now arrived at an age when -ou must begin to think about doing something for yourselves. The first piece of advice I have for you is to do everything well, which you undertake. There is but little dan ger of your being too particular in this respect. A boy who is careful to draw a straight line on his slate, will be very likely to make straight line through life. There is no position in life in which you will not be called upon to act as exact as possible. Step into a jeweler's shop, and see how careful the work man must be in finishing up the ar ticle he holds in his hands. Visit the shipyard, and the man with the broad-ax must learn to hew on a line, or be dismissed. You think of being a clerk. Well, remember, that a mistake 'there, is little less than a crime. I never saw a man who was very particular about his affairs that was not successful. How exact is a military officer in the command of men. A clumsy sailor will never rise to the command of a ship. But there is one great danger which besets many young men at the present day. It is the disposi tion to avoid all solid improvement, and to take up with subjects which require no thought, and which serves as mere warfare with godli ness. Our portion will be that of the ungodly. As the tree falleth, shall it lie. We shall reap what we have sown. A Word to Boys. A Matrimonial Incident in the Prussian Campaign. The following story is told by a correspondent of the London Daily .ZVeiM: "A young and thriving merchant Saar Louis was to have been married at Saar Louis to a young lady from Schleiz on the 16th of On" that morning came the telegraphic order of mobilization. The train carried off the bridegroom quarter of an hour before that fixed for the marriage. He, like thousands of other men of an equal ly good position in life, took his place as a private in his regiment Fortieth Hohenzollerns and cheerfully arranged with his bride that the marriage should take place soon as his battalion reached Saarbruck. He would then go off to war and she would return, as wife, to her home. The bride came on the day named with her brother to Saarbruck. I had the pleasure of walking up with them the afternoon to watch the battal in" which the bridegroom was appear and pass from the high road into the bivouac field. The bridegroom, who was there in the thick of the helmeted stream, ran from the ranks and kissed his bride with German fervor. The men marching past looked at them with sympathetic admiration, but with sign of wonder, much less of coarse derision. Then the bride on the place he had left, and then went to an officer and begged few hours' leave for her bride groom, that they might be married. The officer, of course, was only too glad to listen to such a request from lips of such an applicant, and escorted the bride to the colonel of regiment from whom leave had be obtained. We saw the bride, with dark eyes more expressive than ever, and a shadow of apprehension over her broad forehead not too German for perfect beauty repeat her request to the colonel, and winning from his lips of discipline gentlest answer. The bride groom was sent off on leave, and marriage was fixed to take place the following day. to to in or Be courteous to all, intimate ith few, and let that few be well tried. Tho grand essential of happi ness in this life is something to hope for, and something to love. -We are but passengers of the Why then should we not make the way as pleasant to each other as possible? Peace and virtue, like the eve ning star and sun, arc never far apart Little graves the footprints of angels. Idleness is the mint where mis chief .is coined. Virtue is like a rich stone, best when plainest set. Envy is the baneful admission self-inferiority. If brooks are, as poet's call them, the most joyous things in na ture, what are they "murmuring" about. be Coincidence of Dates and Events. In 1807 France was at war with Prussia. In 1870, which embraces the same figures reversed, there are again hostilities between them. 1756 there was also war between the same powers, in which France sustained a terrible defeat Just fifty years after that event, 1806, Prussia was humiliated, yea, more than that, almost destroyed by the disastrous double battle of Jena and Auerstadt In commenting up on that event the English historian, Allison, whose sympathies were with Prussia, says : " Such were the dis astrous battles of Jena and Auer stadt, whicli prostrated the strength of the Prussian monarchy, and in one day that which all the might of Russia, Austria and France had been unable to effect in the seven years war, from 1756 to 1763." Curiously enough, sixty years from that time, in 1866, Prussia was raised to the height of power by the extraordin ary results of the battle of Sadowa. In 1805 the Russian power re ceived a crushing defeat in the great battle of Austerlitz, in which three Emperors were present, viz: the Emperors of France, Russia and Austria. The forces of the two were united, but four-fifths of those who participated in the struggle at lAustcrlitz were Russians. A half century passed away, and in 1855 the French and the Russians were contending for supremacy at Sebas topol, under Emperors of the same name as those who'met in 1805. In 1808 the French were at war with the Austrians, and entered Vienna in triumph. In 1859, at the end of a half centennial period, the same countries were engaged in a deadly contest, with even larger numbers in Northern Italy. In 1790 the first Napoleon had seized, as First Council, the supreme authority in France. In 1849, fifty years af ter, the third Napoleon had just been elected President of the same country. at at in, Betting Extraordinary. The New York Star, in an article on betting, relates the following: A distinguished physician was called to attend an inveterate better, who was attacked with a sudden and dangerous illness. After a careful diagnosis, the doctor assured him that his condition was extremely critical, and his chances of recovery very doubtful. Thereat, the patient rallied sufficient strength, and the following colloquy ensued: . "Til bet you a hundred dollars, Doctor that I don't die." " My dear sir, you may not, but I think it proper to advise you that, in my opinion, you will." "Well, Doctor, if I die, will I go to heaven?"' " I hope so, sir." "Will I be an angel?" "Yes, sir." "Will I have wings?" "I presume so, sir." "Well now, Doctor, when you die will you go to heaven and be an angel?" " I trust so, sir." "And will you have wings, too?" "Yes,-1 suppose I will." "Well then, Doctor, I'll bet you a hundred dollars I will outfly you." The man died, but the Doctor, who has not yet taken the bet, is still living. If, as some theorists hold, we take with us into the new world the same propensities which we have in this, we have no doubt that all the betting young Ameri cans, and old too, who read this, will, in due time, be running around make bets on the flying match of our deceased sport whose ruling passion was strong in death. of to ton not He at He up the Cut this out and Keep it. Franklin Dyrc, a highly respect able and intelligent farmer of Gal ena, Kent County, Md., gives the following as a sure cure for the bite a mad dog. As will be seen, he has tested it with the most gratify ing results: Elecampane is a plant well known most persons, and is to be found many of our gardens. Immedi- tely after being bitten, take one and a half ounce of the root of the plant--the green root is perhaps preferable, but the dried will answer and may be found in our drug stores, and was used by me slice bruise, put it into a pint of fresh milk, boil down to a half pint, strain, and when cold drink it, fasting at least six hours afterward. The next morning, fasting, repeat the dose prepared as the last, and this will sufficient. It is recommended that after each dose nothing be eaten for at least six hours. I have a son who was bitten by a mad dog eighteen years ago, and four other children in the neighbor hood were also bitten ; they took the above dose, and nre alive and well to this day. And I have known a number of others who were bitten and applied the same remedy. It is upposed that the root contains n principle whicli, being taken up by the blood in its circulation, coun teracts or neutralizes the deadly ef fects of tho virus of hydrophobia. I feel so much confidence in this simple remedy that I am willing you should give my name in connection with this statement of one ing if or the ery ily to the that it. ies No it at how Genius is the gold in the mine Talent is the miner who brings il forth. an A Virginia Wedding in the Olden Time. From the recollections of an aged inhabitant of this city, who has passed the allotted time of life, we have been favored with the follow ing reminiscence, which may be ta ken as a genergl representation of the festivities at a wedding in our grandfathers' days. Invitation? were freely extended to all friends and acquaintances, and after the marriage took place two entire days were devoted to feasting and dancing. The bridal couple then set out for their own home, attended on horse back by their friends, who, moving in pairs, made a very imposing ap pearance. At the residence of the groom everything is ready, and with espe cial care a bottle of choice liquor, richly decked out with ribbons, has been prepared and placed upon a high post at the front gate of the dwelling. As the cortege come within one mile of the house the master of cer emonies wheels his horse aside and extends an invitation to all the gen tlemen present to join in the race for the bottle, which awaits the win ner, and gives him the enviable priv ilege of drinking the health of the bride on her arrival. The greater portion of the party accept the in vitation thus extended, and start off full speed for the desired goal. The foremost horseman, on arrival the gate, receives from the hands the groom's sister the much de sired prize, amid the huzzas and congratulations of all assembled to welcome the j'oung couple, and when the cavalcade appears, headed the groom and the bride, he rides forward, and as they approach the gate drinks the health of the bride. The huzzas and congratulations now burst out afresh, and amid the best good feeling all around, the la dies are invited in the house, the horses are stabled, and a siege sets to terminate after two days of dancing and feasting, and to leave newly married couple to con tinue life's journey with the most pleasant recollections'. Modern society claims to have brought about an improvement on the above. The appreciation of a friend, is often weighed by the value his bridal gift, and he is lucky be invited to the public church, where the marria'ge ceremony is per formed to the infinite enjoyment jof small boys and a curious crowd of strangers and bare acquaintances. The couple having been pronounced man and wife, hurriedly disappear from view to reappear transformed with marvelous quickness into every day people. The Husband of the Future. The following is from the Charles Courier: "The model husband walks out with his wife on a week day, and is afraid of a milliner's shop. He even has 'change' when asked for it, never- alludes to it afterward. is not above carrying a large bundle or cotton umbrella, or even holding the baby in his lap in an omnibus. He runs on first to knock the door when it is raining. He outside if the cab is full. He goes to bed first in cold weather. gets up in the night to rock the cradle or answer the door bell. He believes in hysterics and is mel ted instantly by a tear. He patches a quarrel with a velvet gown, and drives away the sulks with a trip to Central Park. He never flies out about his buttons, nor brings home friends to supper. His clothes never smell of tobacco. He respects curtains, and never smokes in house. He never invades the kitchcn,and would no more think of blowing np'any of the servants than ordering the dinner. He is inno cent of a latch-key. He lets the family go out of town once every year, while he remains at home with knife and fork, sits on a brown Holland chair, sleeps on a curtain less bed, and has a char-woman to wait on him. He is very easy and affectionate, keeping the wedding anniversary regularly." In all the cities of Europe, sav those of Denmark and Sweden, you buy anything on the street, in the market, the dealers have three prices the highest for Amer icans, the next for the English, and lowest for their own people. SSSXXX07X1Z&C., which ev peruser of greenbacks will read recognize as the signature of General F. E. Spinner well, he's gone fishing along the Upper Po tomac. The brave man wants no charms encourage him to do his duty,and good man scorns all warnings would deter him from fulfilling For one man who sincerely pit our misfortunes, there are hund reds who heartily hate us for-our success. No man has measured the pow of kindness for it is boundless. man has witnessed its death, for is eternal. A Scotchman who had put up an inn was asked in tho morning he slept 'jAli, mon," replied Donald, "nae vera well either, but was mucklc better off than the bugs, forde'la onoo'them closed e'e the hale nicht." Wealth. One great cause of poverty of the present day is, the failure of the people to appreciate small things they see if they cannot save large sums, they will not save- anything. They do not realize how a daily ad dition, be it ever so small, will soon make a large pile; if the young men and young women of to day will only begin, and begin now, to savi a little from their earnings, and plant in the soil of some good savings-bank,andweeklyor monthly add their mite, they will wear happy smile of cpmpetance and inde pendence when they reach middle life. Not only the pile itself will in crease it will also grow. Let clerk and tradesman, laborer and artisan, make now and at once a beginning, Store by some of your youthful force and vigor for future contin gencies. Let parents teach their chil dren to begin early to save. Begin at the fountain head to control the stream of extravagance, and then the work will be easy. To choose between spending and saving is to choose between poverty and riches, Let our youth go on in the habits of extravagance for fifty years to come as they have for twenty years past, and we shall be a nation of beggars with a moneyed aristocracy. Let a generation of such as save in small sums be reared, and we shall be free from want. Do not be ambitious for extravagant fortunes; but seek that which it is the duty of every man to obtain independence and a comfortable home. Wealth and enough is within the reach of all. It is obtainable by one process, and by one only saving. Builder. Secret of Success. A few days since I met a gentle man -the owner of large paper mills. He took me throuh the mills, and showed the great vats of pulp, and the great piles of paper ready for the market, and a world of things which I did not comprehend. After see ing all the machinery, and hearing his praises of his men, and how they sent for United States stocks fifty and a hundred dollars at a time every time he went to the city, I said "Will you please, sir, tell mo the secret of your great success; for you tell meyou began life with nothing." "I don't know as there is any se cret about it When sixteen years old, I went to S to work. I was to receive forty dollars a year and my food no morn no loss. My clothing and all my expences were to come out of the forty dollars. then solemnly promised the Lord that I would give him one-tenth of my wages, and also that I would save another tenth for future capital. This resolution I carried out, and after laying aside one-tenth for the Lord, I had at the end of the year much more than a tenth for myself. then promised the Lord, whether he gave me more or less, I never would give .less, than one-tenth to Him. To this vow I have conscien- tiouslyadhered from that day to this ; and if there be any secret to my suc cess, I attribute it to this. I feel sure I am far richer on my nine tenths, (although I hope I don't now limit my charities to one-tenth) than if I had kept the whole." "How do you account for it?" "In two ways: First, I believe God has blessed me, and made my busi ness to prosper; and secondly, I have learned to be careful and eco nomical, that my nine-tenths go far beyond what the whole would. And believe that any man who will make the trial will find it so." Dr. Todd. Artemus Ward on Reorganization. Artemus Ward, in one of his let ters thus gave his idea of "reorgan ization:" I never attempted to reorganize my wife but once. I shall never at tempt it again. I'd bin to a public dinner, and had allowed myself to be betrayed into drinkin' several people's healths: and wishin' to make 'cm as robust as possible, I continued drinkin' their health until my own was affected. Consequences was, I presented myself at Betsy's bedside late at nite with consider able licker consealed about my per son. I had somehow got perses- shun of a hoss whip on my way home, and rememberin' some cranky obscrvashun of Mrs. Ward's in the mornin', I snapt the whip putty lively, and in a very loud voice I said: "Betsy, you need rcorgani zin'." "I have come Betsy," I con tinued, crackin' the whip over the bed, "I have come to reorganize ou!" I dreamed that nite that some body had laid a hosswhip over me sev'ril conseekotive times ; and when woke up I found she had. I haint drank much of anything since; and if I ever have another reorganizin' job on hand I shall let it out. -We are apt to sec the clouds that hang over us, forgetting the clear, bluo sky beyond them. Many friends are liko the shadow which follows you only while the sun shines. When the Emperor was pass ing through Chalons the soldiers hissed at him, whereupon his Ma jesty turned to the tranquil infant at his side and said: "My son, what geese." "Yes, father," replied tho youth ful bullct-ist; "but is'nt it a pity the Prussians arc picking their feathers?" SOWING AND REAPING. "Andhethatrcapeth receiveth waoa, au gathereth fruit unto life eternal; that both that soweth and be that reapeth may rejoice together." John iv. 36. Why dost thou toil, O man, For earth's deceitful joys ; And seek through all life's narrow span, Ilcr transitory toys? Rise, search thy secret soul; What labor waits thee there, Talnow thyself, the Spirit's power. Invoke wUhearnest prayer. Then lift thine eyes; behold! The fields all whitening stand. The harvest of the Lord awaits. The faithful reaper's hand. And tHragh the sun may glow, With noontide's burning heat. And thou may'st tread the thorny ground, With worn and weary feet. Thy wages arc as sure, As God's unchanging word, That life eternal shaU be given . To those who serve the Lord. jt Antf-when the heavens snail fade, And aU the saints shall stand. Clothed in the Savior's righteousness, With joy at his right hand. If 'mid their crowns of light. Bright stars shall thickly shine. Theirs be the ecstatic songs of praise, The power and glory thine. SOWING AND REAPING. HOW COULD I ? He carried my satchel to school, And me through the drifts carried too; Could I think why he hngged me so close! If I couldn't, how could I? could you? At eve he tied under my chin My hood with its bright ribbons blue; Why he gazed In my face, could I tell? If I couldn't, how could I? could you? lie told me my eyes were so black, The brightest of any he knew; I blushed and looked down, could I help it? If I couldn't, bow could I? could you? He left on my cheek a warm kiss, Then off with the lightning's speed flew; If I could I'd hare scolded and stamps, If I couldn't howcould I? could you? 'Twas long years ago, and since then lie has spoken words loving and true; Ionly leaned close to his breast, For how could I help it? could you? Rules of Health. Some considerate exchange fur nishes the following'Rules of Health for Married Ladies,' which, we hope will be duly appreciated: Get up at three o'clock in the morning, clean out the stoves, sweep the front side walk and scrub the front doorstep, nurse the baby, put the mackerel to soak,build the fires, grind the coffee. get out your husband's things to warm, see the shirt aired, boil the mackerel, settle the coffee, set the table, rouse the house, carry up some hot water for shaving to your husband, and dry the morning paper. By this time yon will have an appe tite for breakfast. Hold .the baby during the meal as you like your breakfast cold. After breakfast, wasirthe" cnslies, nurse the baby, dust everything, wash the windows, wash and dress the baby (that pantry wants clean ing out and scrubbing) nurse the baby, draw the baby in his wagon five or six miles for the benefit of his health; nurse him when you re turn: put on the potatoes and the cabbage(nurse the baby), and the corn, beef(don't forget to nnrsc the baby)and turnips, and (nurse the baby) sweep everything; take up the dinner, fill the castors, change tile table cloth (there, that baby wants nursing). Eat your dinner, call .again and nurse the baby. After dinner, wash the dishes, gather up all the dirty clothes and put them to soak, nurse the baby e-very half hour, receive a dozen calls, interspersed with nursing the baby, drag the baby a mile or two, hurry home, make biscuits, pick up some codfish,cut some dried beef. Catnip tea for baby's internal disar rangement; hold the baby an hour to quiet him, put some alcohol in the metre; baby a specimen of per petual motion; tea ready, take yours cold as usual. After tea, wash up the dishes, put some fish to soak, chop some hash, send for some more sugar, gra cious! how the sugar docs go, and thirteen cents a pound get down the stockings and darn them, keep nursing tho baby wait up till 12 clock nursing the baby, till the husband comes with a double shuf fle on the front steps, a decided dif ficulty in finding the stairway, and determination to sleep in the back ard. Drag him up stairs to bed, then nurse the baby and go to sleep. Women in delicate health will find that the above practice will either kill or cure them. -Of all fields, beneficence yields the greatest harvest. A young gentleman of Buffalo went to serenade his lady-love the other night, and while in the act of singing the first verse of the fine ballad, "I'm dreaming, love, of thee," was suddenly "awakened" by the contents of a tub of cold water from third story window. He didn't continue the song. There is often but a slight sep aration between a woman's love and her hate. Her keen teeth are very near her sweet lips. -Why is.tho way of transgres sion so hard? Because it is so much traveled. If you want your neighbors to know all about you, give a party and don't invite the folks that live next door. Two young ladies of Elyria, O., recently walked nine miles in two hours and forty minutes. -Tho Boston Transcript says the "small women seldom dress well, and the reason is that they im agine themselves as tall as any one else." Twenty thousand women are working on Wisconsin farms. Holmes Co.- Eepuftican, A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. dedicated to the interests of the Republican Party, to Holmes County, and to local and gen eral news. Laubach, White & Cunningham, EDITORS AND rROPRIETOES. OFFICE Commercial Block, over Mulvane's Dry Goods Store. Terms of Subscription: 3ne year (in advance) - - - $2 OO ix months - - - I OO Joto asri2x-tiiis. The KircaucAM Job Printing Office is one of the best furnished country oQlces in the 'tate- BREVITIES. A cuop umner Jlmcetl veal. Noisy infantry Babies in arms. Occular punishment Eye lashes. A fit of passion Getting mar ried. A smart thing A mustard plaster. The children's kingdom Lap land. A band of hope The wedding ring. A light employment; Candle- makin'r. -To an angel What on earth are you doing? To uneasy sleepers Lay down in your beds. How to rise in -the world As cend in a balloon. A hand-to-mouth existence That of a dentist To those who are in pecuniary difficulties Get out. Clap a blister on a poet and it will make him soar. Curious The season's not only alternate, but alter-nater. When a patient begins to feed more, the doctor is feed less. A preventive against freckles Strawberries and cold cream. It generally requires a round sum to make things square. Why is a kiss like a scandal? Because it goes from mouth to mouth. A dress for the concert-room Organdi muslin with Anted flounces. The favorite romance of office- seekers Put yourself in his place. "The looking-glass and I," said ugly Miss Nobbs, "reflect to gether." - Why is a washerwoman like grief? Because she wrings men's bosoms. A matchless melody "Here you are, sir; the last two boxes for a penny." To anglers To properly bring up some fish you should not spare the rod. To be generous, you need not give alone; you may lend alone if you like. Great singers are often in debt; they get into the way of running up high scores. 'fSeaSide Views Thatall visitors are made of money, and proper sub jects for extortion. Why ought crockery to know when it's going to be broken? Be cause it must be a-ware. During peace a regiment is quartered; during wartime it is oc casionally cut to pieces. Certainly, witches have been known to ride on mouses. Hence our word sin-(on)amous. If postage on papers be reduc ed to one cent, there will be two sent where there is one sent now. Experimental philosophy Try ing to borrow an umbrella. Moral philosophy refusing to lend it If a man's wife has a complaint to make, her husband should give her a hearing. If that won't do, give her a pair of them. An Irish editor, speaking of the miseries of Ireland, says: "Her cup of misery has been for ages over flowing, and is not yet fulL" All our experience goes to show that a person who can live in this world without suffering slander,must be too stupid or insignificant to claim attention. Why are the country girl's cheeks like a good calico dress? Because they are warranted to wash and retain their color. An ingenious scheme to get "summer food," is that of an Iowa editor, who offers to send his paper one year to the person who will send to the office the largest watermelon. "Bill Jones," said a bullying ur chin to another lad, "next time I catch you alone I'll flog you like anything. "Well," replied Bill, "I ain't much alone; I commonly have mv legs and fists with me." The story of a woman who has not spoken to her husband for twenty years, which has been going tlie rounds of the press of late, has just received a satisfactory explanation. The woman has not had a husband for twenty years. "Punning," saj-s the quaint Cardan, "is an art of harmonious ingliug upon words, which passing in at the ears and falling upon the diaphragm, excites a titilary motion on those parts; and this being con veyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cook els of the heart" Mademoiselle Paurclla did not ish to play one night, and fcigued ckness. Tho manager sent the physician attached to the theatre to see what was the matter. On his report la belle Paurelle was obliged to appear. During all the play, the pretended sick one was continually uttering little cries as of acute pain. "Poor girl!" said a companion, arc you then suffering so much?' "Oh! I am terribly sick." "What does the doctor say is the matter?" "Here is his report to the mana ger: 'The sickness of Mademoisello Paurelle is an inadmissablehypothe- Oh, how it hurts me."