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Conrrum Pita Judge, - WILLI A IlEID. jrooaie wzge, - - j. iiun iiuv J'roucuUng Attorney. . & F. V00BHE3 Counttl CUrt. - - - JOHS fa-OEB. Skerlf, .... JAMES S. JICCOMS. AudUor, - - Joseph II. Xzwtox. Treaturer, - - 3 ACQS CnEERTHOLMES. Eecordtr, - Geoege U Coot. Cononietunun. Surveyor, - Coronrr, - - rJEC8JS V- '1 J iron KIsnEB. (DAS'L lUCGHJIAS. JOSBCA SFOSAGLE. IlEsr Shaffer. (I.UELLEK ALLISON, r T.' -.-. JJOHK SHlBPi VABHIKOTOSCOTTEX. Church Directory. M. E. CHURCH. . G. A. HUGIIES, rASTOH, SEEVICE EVERY Sabbath it I0!i o'clock, A. 1L, and 7 o'clock, ivil. .raj Meeting Thursday cTenlng.-- wwj ' - 5f' - ST JOHN'S CONGREGATION. n-c-n-u i-k KKRVirrr: nr rev. j. spoerel every Sabbath morning, at 10. o'clock. Sab- bam ocnooi ax v u-ciw. EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH. SERVICES EVEBY OTUEU SABBATlI AF tcrnooo, by Her. Isaac Culler. U. P. CHURCH. BEV. W. M. GIBSOX. TASTOE. HOURS FOE scrrlce at 11 o'clock, X.JC. Sabbath school at 10j: o'clock, A. . Prayer meeting Thurs day evenings at ",f o'clock. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. . o m nor T. 1 n PA STOE. MOE3T. -.t 11 nvlocfc. Sabbath school 15 o'clock. Evening service 6& o'clock rrayer meeting every ednesday evening at "iji O'ClOCJt. DISCIPLE CHURCH. ELDER WM. SHARP, PASTOR. HOURS fcr service 11 o'clock, A.X. Sabbath school 9 o'clock. Evening .service Hi o'clock. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at li O'CIOCK. Railway Time Tables. Railway Time Tables. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Delaware R. R. GOING NORTH. Ex. & Mail. Leave MiUersburz , 5:37 A. M. " Fredericksburg, s Si " " Apple Creek, 6:21 " -OrrVffle, " 11 ' " " -JlarshallTille, 7:17 " " 'Akron, 8:10 " at Cleveland, 10:10 " Accom'dn. mai'.M. -83) " 4:02 " 53J " 30 " GOING SOUTH. Ex. & Mail. Leave Cleveland, . Akron, 730 A. SI. " MarehaUvillc, 833 " OrrviUe, 9 I " Apple Creek, 10.-03 " " Fredericksb7rg,1037 Arr.atMUlcrsburg, 11S2 " Accom'dn 3:15 P.M. 537 " 7ns - 7S5 81 " R. C. HURD, President. G. A. JONES, Superintendent. Pittsburg Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. Bgy-On and after Jnno 12th, 1870, trains will lows: (Train leaving Chicago at 535 P. 31. leaves dally.) (Trains leaving Pittsburg at 335 P. M., leaves daily. TRAINS GOING WEST. Exn'KR. Exn'ss. Mail. ExP'SS Pittsburg, 12.15A.X. i55P.M. C.15 AJI.10JUA.il. ltocnester Salem, 2.43 " Alllance.J'g1! " Canton, &S3 " MassiUon, 4.11 " OrrviUe, 49 " Wooster, 5.00 ' Mansfield, 6.15 Crestline J Bucyrus, 7.! " Lima, &56 FtWaynel .. 11 5J0" 10.21-" 0.50 "1 1035 " 6.40 " 11.15 " 1.27P.M. 2.00 " 2.20 " 237 " 3.15 " 330 " 420 " 538 " Si " 1115P.M. 7.41 " ais " 8.43 " 10.20 " 1030 11.05 " 12.40 " 1.23 " 2.01 " 4.02 " 4.W " G.O0A.H. O50 " 11.29 CSS " 7.33 " uni.v. air. " 10.20 " 3J5 " 11J5 " 12.40A.M. 3.40 " 1130 " 1230 ' 6.10 " 230P.M. 3X8 " 90 " 630 " 6i0 " Plymonth,' 1&40TJI. Chicago, aao 1 TRAINS GOING EAST. Exp'ss. Exp'ss. Mail. Exp'ss. Chicago, llJOAJC 9.2UP.K. 6.10A.M. 5.85P.M. Plymonlh, 130P.M. 130A.M. 930 " 9.03 " "1T ( art.13 " 5.15" 12.40P.M. 11.10 FtWayne! d 120 5.45 155 11.20 " Lima, 4.40" a(C" 3.15" 10" Bncyrns, 0.15" 10.45" 530 " 332" 7LZ' I aro.40 ", 11.15 " 6J0 " 4.S0 Crestline I A u ,0 nr.r.ir. nau.iL la) " Mansfield, 7.16 t42 ' 5.00 " Wooster, &S3 " OrrviUe, &42 " MassiUon, 9.0G " Canton, 8.19 AU1'ln:!l d'ais " Salem, 10.18 " 2.01 2.27 ' 238 ' 3.13 ' 330 ' 335 4.23 ' 8.23 " 837 " 933-" 937 " 10.43 " 11.00 0.23 " fk45 " 7.17 " 733 " aso &40 9.03 11.40 ' Rochester, 6D2 ' 2.03P.M. 1032 " Pittsburgh, 1130a.m. 7.05 ' 3.15 " 1133 " at can B. F. R. MYERS, Gen Ticket Agent. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians. . J. POMEEEKE, 31. D PHTSICIAN & SURGEON, MILLEESBTJRG, Ohio. Omce On Main St, 4 doors East of the Bank. Office hour Wednesdays, from 1 to 5 o'clock P. M and on Saturdays from 9 o'clock A. M, to S o'clock P.M. . Itf IT. H. VOEHES, 31. PHTSICIAN & SURGEON, MILLERSBURG, Ohia Office with Dr. Pomerenc. Im6. P. P. P03LEKENE, PHTSICIAN AND SURGEON, BERLIN, OHIO. Itf TV. 31. BOSS, 3T. D., PIIYSICIAN AND SURGEON. MILLERS burg, Ohio. Ontce First door West of Cor ner formerly occupied by Mulvane. Resi dence, second door south of T. B. RaiflTs comer. Office days, Wednesday and Satur day afternoons. Itf J. G. BIGHA3I, 31. D., PHTSICIAN & SURGEON, MILLERSBURG, Ohio. Office and Residence, at South part of Washington Street. Itf DR. S. WILSON, PHTSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND Residence. West Liberty Street, Wooster, O. All accounts considered due as soon as servi ces are rendered. 3t9 JOE H. TODD, 31. D., PHTSICIAN AND SURGEON, OFFICE COR- nerof Mfti" " T'i'OP ftfi-ntg, ShwiTn, nT Office Days Wednesdays and Saturdays. 7 Dentists. "W. R. P03LEROY, MECHANICAL A OPERATIVE DENTIST, Millersburg, Ohia Office Two doors West of Commercial Block. Itf . T. L. PIERCE, PRACTICAL A OPERATIVE DENTIST, UP Stairs in Herzer's Building, opposite the Book Store. -All work, executed m the best possible manner, and warranted to give the best satisfaction. Itf- Attorneys. G. W. EVERETT, ATTORNET AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, OHIO. 2tf L. B. HOAGLAKD. H. D. M'DOWELL HOAGLAND & 3ICDOWELE, ATTORNETS AT LAW. MILLERSBURG, O. Oflice Second floor in McDowell's building, west of the Court House. Itf JOHJT W. VORHES, ATTORNET AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O. Office over the Book Store. Itf A. J. BELL, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS promptly made. Office above the Book Store. Itf. Hotels. EMPIRE nOUSE, A. J. HAMPSON, Proprietor, rassengcrs conveyed to and from the Cars, free of charge JSyGeneral Stage Office' Itf BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END MAIN STREET. MILLERS- burg, Ohio, Joseph Bctleb, Proprietor. This House is in good order, and its guests win oe wcu careu lor. 111 J. B. Koch. J. U. Kocii. J. B. KOCH & SOJT, Proprietors of the Ameeicax Hotel, East Aiioeny otreet, noosier, v. in Miscellaneous. P. W. BAHL, LAND AGENT AND NOTARY TUBLIC, jrreaoma, w lison iounry, ivansas. 4ti A. JT. SSBPLFM, STUDIO OF PnOTOGMPM Corner of Main and Clay Sire ets, MILLERSBURG, OHIO. My Facilities for Doing Large Work ARE UNSURPASSED. 5S make INDIA IKK ricrUHES a specialty. take the beautiful Berlin and Rem- Call and See Specimens. Fkee. Photos Tinted itf of Holmes A Political and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interests of Molmes County, and local and General Intelligence. YOL. I. MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTYO., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1870. No. 12. UOUNTY EPUBLICiOT. A. S. L0WTHER, MONABLB .' Jackson St, Millersburg, O. Atove JSazicelVs Clothing Store. A 1 work cut raited in his hands, will be i..maaeup mine latest siyie, most aurabii manner, and guarantee! to give entire satis faction in ererr case. Give him a trial. chine, and teep on hand Xeedles, Fixtures and n e are auu afeauk iur lue uuivc icwin; findings; Oil i uy me uoiue or cross. . F. LEETY &, Co., Dealess in Wines, Liquors, &c. Corner of Main it South Clay Eirettt, Millersburg, O. GEORGE SCHNORR, Dealec in Family G-roceries, PItOVISIONS, &c. main street, Millersburg, O. nrxEi-HEZZEE. BALDWIX UEEZEF IT. & E. IIERZEE, Produce and 'Commission Jlcrcliants, DEALEC3 IX Flour, Crain and Mill Stuffs, SALT, FISH, W HITE A WATER LIME At, AndPurthascrof WHEAT, ETE, CORN, OATS, WOOL, DRIED FRUIT, BUTTER, EGGS, AC. Millersburg, Ohio. m H. GAED. Meat Market. I would respectfully announce that I keep constantly on hand a good supply of FresJi Groceries and Pro visions low figures. FRESH MEATS of all kinds be had dally. East Room, Critchfield's Ruilding, opposite the Court House. BOBEBT LOKO, (J. CnEERTnOLMES. iw. C. GID30X. C. EKOW.N. LOXG, BROWX & CO., 11AXKERS, Millersburg, - - - Ohio. E& Dealers in Exchanirc and Coin. BiUs discountedf and Collections made at all ac cessible points. lti Robebt C. Maxwell. Jons T. Maxwell. R.C.& J. T.MAXWELL, RETAILERS OF CLOTHZXTG! CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, HATS, CAPS, TrunkSjYaliseSjotioiis.&fc MAIN STREET, 3VEiXZor-stxiX"S ; OIilOi Utf HOXWOETH'S Millinery and Ladies9 FurnisJiiny Store. CTTJST BECBlv r;D. A specialty in Ladies' White Goods. A fine assortment of the latest style Hats. French Wove Skeleton and Eugene Corsets. Hair Oils and Perfumery a good assortment. A nico selection of Ladies' Collars. Lace, Linens, Ac Also a full sunnlv of Jewclrr. nose. Hair Coils, Hair Nets. Sole acent for the celebrated Clark's Sterling Thread. A spool cabinet givcu with each :pool. A lanrc lot of Japan Switches. Stamped Goods, Braids, Embroidery, Cottons, Silks, Ac, Richardson's Great Work, JlMVJJ Villi U1U illJL3aXi9XJJJJJ. The Old West as it tvas and the New "West as it is. From 1857 to 18G9. AGENTS "WANTED. Circulars sent free Apply to 11 li. W. BLISS & CO Toledo, O. 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"VTOTICE is hereby riven that a petition will nrpspntprl to thfi Boaprl of Commission ers oi iioimes couniy, uuio, at irnrir ietcww session, jv. u ieo. praTing ioriiiuuiicrui-iuii a county road, on the following line, to wit Starting at the State road leading from Millers- saia county road starting at said state road, at the bridge onSapp's run, nearthelands of John McElroy, deceased, and terminating at Harri son's bawMHl, in Monroe township, in said countv of Holmes: said alteration 'to com mence in said county road, on lot number two, of the third Quarter, towndiio number nine. anu range nuinucr suvvn, uciug uiu iuuu ui tieorgc . uni, just souui oi iiic spring run, ruumniracrosssaidcountr road, which romcs down from John C Stewart's land, and thence throuirh the lands of said Uhl. west of sail county road, until it reaches the north part of lot number seven, tuiru quarter oi towusnip number nine and raniro number seven, beinir the lands of Fletcher liollng, in said county of jioimcs; ami tuence turougn sam jioitngs lands, cast of said countvroad; thence through lotnumuereigmoi inc inim quarter, oi town ship number nine, and range number seven beinir the lands of James Steel, deceased, unti it intersects said county road, at or near the barn on the lands of said Steel; and which al teration of said county road is to be located on tne oest ana most uriu-ucuuiu grounu ior road through saidlotsof land aboe mentioned. AIUUU LUIS OlSi. UilV Ul JV.iJ.lOM. 11 w4 LADIES' CORSETS, LADIES' HOOP SKIRTS, LADIES' PANNIERS, Latest styles, and prices to suit, lm3 At the BOK STORE. DEATH OF THE FLOWERS. BY WM. CULLEN BRYANT. The melancholy days-are come, the sadest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows or the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead; , n Thev rustle to the eddying gust, and to the The robin and the wren are flown, and from the shrubs the jay, And from the wood-top calls the crow tfcroni au me gloomy uay. Where are the flowers, the fair young flowers that lately sprang and stood. In brighter light, and softer airs, a beauteous sisterhood? Alas! they all are in their graves: the gentle race of flowers Are lying in their lowly beds, with th-e fair and good of our. ' The rain is falling where they lie; but the cold November rail! '' Calls not from out the gloomy earth the lovely ones again. The wind-flower and the violet, they perished long ago, And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow; But on the hill the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood. And the yellow sun-fiowcr by the brook, in au tumn beauty stood Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men, And the brightness .of their, smile, was gone. And now, when comes the calm mild day, as still such days will come, To call the squirrel and the bee from out their winter home; When the sound of dropping nuts is heard, though all the trees arc still, And twinkle in the smoky light the waters of therilL The South Wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore, And sighs to find them in the wood and by the strcamnomore.s And then I think of one who in her youthful beauty died.. The fair meek blossom that grew up and faded by my side. In the cold moist earth wo laid her, when the forests cast the leaf. And we wept that one so lovely should have life so brief; Tct not unmeet it was that one like that young friend of our. So gentle and so beautiful, should perish with the flowers. THE WHITE LILY. a "Please," said a Tristful voice, "give me a flower. Tom is so fond of'flowers." t Ella Branson -was on licrway to a friend's with a boquet of choice flowers. She stopped, at this ap peal, and looking down saw a little, poorly-clad girl, about twelve years old. ,c And who is Tom? asked Ella touched. "My little brother. He fell and hurt his back, and now he can't move himself; and the doctor says he'll never get well; and he does wish for flowers so." Ella hesitated for a moment, but only for a moment. To take a single flower from her boquet would spoil it, soperfectlyhaditbeen arranged; and it was for a friend, moreover, who was about to be married. - But the pleading face of the child, and the thought of a sick brother, were more than she could bear. She re membered, too, the words of Script ure, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these ye have done it unto me." She select ed the finest flower in the boquet, a large white lily, and gave it to the child. " There," she-said, "put it in wa ter, and it Trill keep ever so long. And here" she added, as the girl with a grateful look, turned to run away, '.'is some thing to buy a few cakes for your brother. Where do you live?" The child told her, adding, " Oh! won't Tom be glad," and then dis appeared. It was not long before the little thing reached her home. It was a close, hot room, at the top of the house, looking into a dirty inclos ure behind. "Is that you, Lizzie?" asked a weak voice. "I'm so glad." The speaker was lyinsr on a. straw bed on the floor, and ho looked'up, smiling into his sister s.face. " bee here, lorn, said the sister, producing the cakes. "These are the very kind you like." But that's not all," she added, triumphantly producing the lily. "Just look at this!" Tom's eyes fairly glistened with delight. In his eagerness he half rose in bed, exclaiming, "Oh, what a beauty. "Where did you get it?" But the exertion was too much for him, and almost as soon as he had grasped the bud, he fell back on his bed. " How pure it looks," he added weakly, after a pause; "It makes me think of the angels. You good, good, Lizzie!" " See, I'll put it in a bottle," said Lizzie, "with some water, and it shall stand on the floor close by you. It 11 last ever so long, now. But why don't you eat your cakes?" lorn shut nis eyes. "I can't Liz zie," he said. "I ain't hungry. You must eat it yourself. I will lie and look at the flower." Lizzie was frightened. Tom must be very bad, she knew, if he could not cat cakes. "Eat a little bit, dear," she begged, "it will make you feel bet ter." " I don't think I shall ever be bet ter," answered Tom. The tears rolled down the sister's face. "Don't talk so, Tom;" she sobbed. "You shan't go. I can't live without you. Who will there be to care for me?" "I've been thinking," said Tom, gravely, "and I think a great deal ly ing here, thatwhenlamgono lather will be different. You know," and here he dropped his voice, and looked carefully . around, as if to see lest any one should be listening, "you know that father drinks; anu that's why he can't afford to send you to school; and wliy lie is so cross; anu why, sometimes, he beats you" " Don't speak or it dear," sobbed the sister. "I wouldn't mind, if it wasn't foryou." " But I do mind it, Lizzie; and it breaks my heart to .lie here and sec it. But, sometimes I think, when I die, father will bo different. He says he loves mo, and it makes hiin good you see. AVhat is it the Bible says? "Through such tribulation" Yes! it is through such tribulation. wo win the crown. What was the verse we learned at school? I keep forgetting, lhc one about bem tired." " Oh, I know," said Lizzie. "Come unto me all that are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest" " Come unto -me," repeated the brother. "He does not deceive, Lizzie. He will give us rest He loves you and me, too, and He will take care of us. He is going to give me rest, up in heaven." But the sister was not to be com forted. Tom was all the world 'to her. To lose him was to lose every thing. The day wore on. 2ight came. Tom lay looking at the lily, and no one knows how many sweet thoughts it suggested to him. Now and then, his sister stopped in her work, and came to -see if he wanted anything. He always thanked her with a sweet smile. " Father is late, to-night," he said at last, when the darkness came, and he sighed. " He will be here soon," said Liz zie, uttering words ot nope, m which she hardly believed herself. "Try to sleep a. little, dear bo Tom, at last fell on into a dose. Ten o clock came, and yet no father. Worn out with fatigue and anxiety, Lizzie crept into bed by her broth er's side, and sank to sleep also. It was nearly midnight when' the father came' in. The noise woke Tom up. He half rose on his el bow, and looked around. At that moment the moon emerged from a cloud, and its light, falling through the window, lit up the sick boy's face with a glory as ot a seraph s. lhe lather started back, sobered at once. It seemed to him as if a halo, direct from heaven, encircled his child's head. "Tather," said Tom, wistfully, looking into his father's face. "She won't have any one but you, when I am'dead, father. Let her so to school again, please; she is so lond ol school " "Oh, my son, my son," inter rupted the penitent father, bursting into sobs, "lou will get well yet" "I will never get well, said Tom. "But don't cry; father. I shall see mother, you know. And by-and-by, we'll meet again. Shan't we? Kiss me, please and then go to bed, or we will wake sisier." The father choked back his sobs, and kissed the boy. "I promise to be kind to Lizzie. She shall go to school. I will never drink another drop. As God is my witness," he added solemnly, "I never will." Tom took his little, thin arm from around his father's neck, where he had put them for the last kiss, and then sank back on his pillow ex hausted. " How sweet the flower looks in the moonlight," thought Tom. "What a happy boy I am to have it! And to have father to promise to be better," he went on, "and to say he 11 love .Lizzie, and that he 11 send her to school " And he forgot himself, in sleep. lhe night passed. Morning dawned. Lizzie woke before the sun rose. Her first thought was of Tom. I've slept all night," she said reproachfully, "and I didn't mean to sleep five minutes. I wonder if Tom wanted me in the night. He must be -better or he'd have called." He icns better. As she leaned over to look at him, Lizzie was startled by the strange, j-et beauti ful look on his face, a look of divine joy as when a martyr has passed through hre into everlasting rest. He would never suffer.more. The lily had done its work. It had sweetened the last hours of the suffering boy, suggesting pure and beautiful thoughts; and when Ella Bronson called early in the morning to see Lizzie, she found it lying on the breast of the dead child, clasped in his two thin waxen hands; and she thought of the lilies of Para dise, and of the saints who held them, and of the words of scripture again, 'Inasmuch as ye have done t unto the least of these, ye have done it unto me." A better work even had been done also. The last words of Tom were never forgotten by his father, who, from that night became a reformed man. .Lizzie went to school, and more than this, never again heard a harsh word at home. Ella and Lizzie became great friends. The former from her su perior position, was able to do much for the latter. It was not a chance, rely on it, that made Ella give away at some sacrifice of the time, that lily. As ye sow, so yc shall reap. I The Printer. The printer is the Adjutant of Thought; and this explains the mys teries of the wonderful word that can kindle a home as no song can that can warm a heart as no hope that word, "we," with a hand-in-hand warmth in it, for the Author and the Printer are Engineers to gether. Engineers indeed! When the little Corsican bombarded Cadiz, at the distance of five miles, it was deemed the very triumph of engin eering. But what is that paltry range to this, whereby they bombard the ages yet to be. There he stands at the case and marshals into line the forces armed for truth, clothed in immortality and English. And what can be more noble than the equipment of thought in sterling Saxon Saxon with the ring of spear or shield therein, and that commissioning it when we are dead to move gradually on to "the fast syllable of recorded time." That it is to win a victory from death, for this has no denying in it. i.he printer is called a laborer. and the oflice he performs is toil. un, it is not worlc, but a sublime right he is performing when he thus "slights" the engine that is to fling a worded truth in a grander curve than missiles ever before described flings it into the bosom of an age unborn. He throws oft' his coat, indeed; but wo wonder the rather, that he does not put his shoes from his feet, for the place whereon he stands is holy ground. A little song was uttered some where long ago; it wandered to the twilight feebler than a star; it died upon the car; but the printer takes it up where it was lying there in the silence like a wounded bird, and he sends it forth from the Ark, that had preserved it, and it flies on into the future with the olive branch of peace; and around the world of mel ody, like the dawning of a spring morning. U. jr. Taylor. Fat and Thin People. Fat and Thin People. HOW FAT PEOPLE MAY GET THEMSELVES. INTO SHIP-SHAPE. Even in Xew England there are great many uncomfortably fat peo ple. I say even in iew England, because it is supposed that Yankees are a gaunt, ghostly folk. But an audience of five hundred, almost anywhere in New England, you'may see a dozen uncomtortabry lat peo ple waddling, wheezy, anti-go-up stairs sort of people. Down Pennsylvania, in an audience of the same size, especially if you are in a country district, the proportion lat ones is very large. .Let me give 3-ou a case a funny case. An .im mensely fat, panting, red-faced wo man came to me with a fat word her mouth, "obesity," and, standing before me, exclaimed: "Doctor, just look at me! Ain't I a sight to behold? This is the torment of my life. I shouldn't weigh more than one hundred and thirty pounds, but I do weigh two hundred and twenty. Now, just think of my carrying that extra ninety pounds whenever I move! What can be done for me? All sum mer long I pant and perspire, and wisn mysen in ureenianu. w nen walk the street, my sister says lookjust like a Berkshire pig. hen I go up stairs in a hurry, I just lose my breath altogether, and plump myself down into a chair, and. gasp it back again. Now what can be done for me, Doctor?" "Has your husband a horse. I already knew he had several. ." Uh, yes; why you know he keeps a stable full." " Do they ever get fat?" " Oh, yes; you know my husband keeps fat horses. I hear about nothing else the year round, bnt "2.40, 2.31f and that "theyare too fat," andthat' "they are out of con dition!" and all the rest- of it; you know the phrases." " When j-our husband s horses get too fat, can he reduce them?' "Oh, yes; very easily." " How does he do it?" " Why, he reduces their food, and gives them more exercise. " Madam, all I have to say is, "go thou and do likewise." "What! starv-ci1 Why, 1 have tried that for months together. What I have eaten wouldn't keep mosquito alive; and I have grown fatter and .fatter all the time." "Madam, you must excuse me, but what you are saying lacks ac curacy, xou eat and dnnic too much, or you would not be in this condition." " Well, how little should I eat?" "I cannot tell you that; but lean say that you should reduce the quantity which you are nqwjcating, and that you should live with very little drink. This will help you much. " To be particular, let me say, go on with just such .food as you like. If you are fond of meat, all the bet ter; increase the proportion of that article a.little. Masticate the lood very thoroughly, so that, yon will not need much drink to swallow it. When you have a desire for drink, content yourself with a single mouthful. In a week or two, you will be surprised to find how the wish for water has disappeared. If you can learn to get on with one tumblerlul ol water, or other drinK per day, this fat, shaky condition will at once begin to disappear. But to speak ol your lood again, reduce the quantity you now cat one-quarter, . and after, say two months, reduce another quarter. This reduction-will probably besuf ficient, if you rigidly observe what have said about drinks. If, in addition to this, 3-011 exer cise yourself into a profuse perspir ation once or twice a day: you will be astonished to find how soon your clothes will be growing loose. Why, madam, there is not a fat person un der fifty years of age in the country, who might not get himself or her self into comfortable proportions in less than half a year." " Doctor, what do you think of Banting's system?" a I think just this. 11 people have no control over their appetites, that system is a good thing, although sure to produce an abnormal condi tion of the tissnes. We cannot use meat above a certain- percentage in our food, without deranging the general health. A feverish, hard pulse, and a certain condition of the stomach and liver wnicn will show itself in a darkening of the com plexion these and other symptoms will show, when we cat more meat than we should, that' the "vital pro cesses are not going on well; and besides, this expedient which Bant ing advises of living on meat, is en tirely unnecessaiy. It is infinitely better to keep up about the usual proportions of meat and vegetable food, and simply reduce the quan tity." But, Doctor, it 1 go into this thing as you advise, it seems to me that I shall hardly be able to keep on mj- feetj I shall be so weak." "Madam, you are entirely 'mista ken. Any person when too fat will only experience a sense of lightness and increasing strength, when ma king a judicious reduction 111 the amount of food and drink. He will breathe better, move quicker, and feel that a great load is being re moved. . For example, a man weighs, say two hundred and fifty pounds, and should weigh, to be active and healthy, one hundred and seventy five pounds. This man is carrying about an extra scvcnty-livc : pounds, interfering with his respiration and activity;, in other words, cutting short the two great conditions of health, viz., respiration and exer cise. Yet that man goes on pulling and blowing until he dies, and dies prematurely, too, for excessive fat is inimical to longevity. Another word or two about drinks. All fat pcoplo arc largo drinkers, and when we remember that about three-fourths of the human body is water, (if you put a human bodk in an oven and make it perfectly dry, it will go down from one hundred and fifty ponuds to about forty pounds) you sec what an intimate relation with this fat condition the large use of drinks may have. And it is not difllcult to learn to get on with but little water. Most people drink many times more than they really need. A man weighing two hundred and fifty, has sixty or sev enty pounds more of water iu his a in in a of in 1 I " a system than it needs. So he must drink but little water and he will soon get on' comfortably, not only without suffering, but with improv ing health. Madam, before you leave, .1 want to say one other thing; you must not sleep too much. Long sleep fattens. Don't go to bed 'very early, but get up early m the morning. Seven hours in the twenty-four, or say six hours for awhile, will do for you. In other words, -maoam, my prescription for 3-ou is, keep your eyes open and your mouth sJtut. HOW Sn.VLE TIHN PEOPLE BECOME PLUMP? But for one fat person there are, especially in New England, a dozen lean ones. Here comes a young woman of twenly-five, who looks as though she were thirty-five, and the prema- turelv old look comes from this clinging of the skin to the bones, See how- hollow lier temples and cheeks are. Casting her ej-es about the office to see that nobody over hears, she says: "Doctor, what can be done lor these d bones? Why, lean hard- I3- make a shadow; and while 1 ought to be plump at twentj-, (which she desires me to understand is her age) here .1 am looking like an old grandmother. Can anything be done for these crow's .feet about my eves, and these scrawny collar bones?" - "Well, this is curious; a woman just the opposite condition has this moment left here, bhe is carrying ninety nounds'too much flesh. That makes her miserable. I have pre scribed for her, and if she follows the prescription, in six months she will losc.her extra pounds.. If 3-ou have no disease, but simply a lack of fat, I am sure I shall be able to prescribe for you, so that the desired twenty-five pounds 6r more will come in about the same length of time." " I am perfectly well, and I am strong, too, Only I am such a skele ton." "Let me question you a little. What time do 3rou go to bed?" " Generally about eleven, or half past eleven." "This must be changed. Instead of going to bed at eleven, or half past eleven, if 3-ou are really in earnest about getting a plump, youthful appearance, you must go to bed at hall-past eight or nine o'clock. With afresh, plump, youth ful personnel, a single hour in any company will gratify you and your friends more than a dozen nights with this fagged and old look. So go to bed at halt-past eight or'nine o'clock, and don't be in a hurry about getting up in the morning. On going to bed and on getting up in the morning, drink as much cold water as 3-011 can swallow. Soon 3-ou.will learn to drink two tumblers ; and some persons may learn to drink still more. Drink all that 3-our stomach will bqar. Spend a good deal of time in the open air, without hard exercise, but exposed to the sun and fresh air. If practicable, ride in a carriage some hours everj day. Eemain out enough to give 3-ou a good appetite, but don't work hard enough to produce excessive perspiration. Eat a great deal of oat-meal porridge, cracked wheat, graham mush, baked sweet apples, roastetl and broiled beel, though the vegetable part is more fat' tening than the animal part. Lie down an hour in the middle of the day, just before you take your dinner, to rest, and, if possible, to take a little nap. Cultivate jollj- people. "Laugh and grow fat" rests upon a sound physi ological basis. A pleasant flow of the social spirit is a great promoter of digestion. There, now go home, keep your skin clean, sleep in a room where the sun shines, keep every thing sweet and clean and fresh about your bed; sleep nine, if pos sible, ten hours in the twenty-four, eat as I have told you, cultivate a jolly spirit, andinsix--inonths-you will be as plump as even your lover could wislryou to be. My prescription lor the lat kw- was, keep your eyes open and your mouth sunt. My prescription for.you is, keep your mouth open and your eyes shut." A Man Kills his Wife and Hides the Body. A most horrible murder, commit ted nine miles south of Lima, Ohio, has just come to light. A man named Andrew Brentlinger murder ed his wife near his house, on last Monday afternoon about 2 o clock, by stabbing her eight times in the breast and four times in the abdo men. He threatened the lives of his children if thc3" informed on him, and by direction of him two of his sons buried the bod3' near the libuse, and th6n, in order to remove all traces of the grave, plowed and harrowed over the spot. 1 esterday his children told some ol their neighbors of the affair, and an examination was immediate' made which revealed the crime in all its horrible nature. Brcntlinger has since confessed and is now confined in the Lima jail. His trial will probabl3' take place at the present term of court. The age of the murderer is 52, that of his victim but 25. This was his second wife. He claims to have murdered her on account of her being too intimate with a neighbor What Makes A Man? What is it that makes a mmi? Can you tell? We can tell 3-011 what does not. Good clothes do not; monc3' docs not; a handsome face does, not; learning docs not. You must have something else to make a man of. Wo have seen a very good description of a man which read thus: "A lic.-iutiful soulj a lovinjc mlml. A helper of the human rai-e. A soul of heauty and or prat-e, 'riiat truly speaks of Gou within, Ami never mates a lcaguo with sin." This is the kind of man worth something in the world. We want a great man3- more such men than wo now have. Will you not strive to be such men? Out iu Galcsburg, Illinois, a 3-omg ladj was approached the other evening in one of the city churches by a sympathizing friend, who asked, "Do you not wish to get religion?" "Yes," sho replied, "but not until the 2nd of January-, I want to go to tho grand ball first." An Old Lady on Base Ball. We were interested in listening to a conversation between an old lady and her little grandson, who were witnessingthe Haymaker-red-stock ing game. It was evidently the'first game of base ball the oldladyJiad ever witnessed, while her grandsdfip a bright lad of seven years, was thoroughly posted in its intricacies. Grandmother appeared to feel a lit tie ashamed about being a spectator to "sicu ioonsnness " as she ire quently stigmatized it, yet sho often applied to the boy lor lnlonnation on the subject, which he gave with professional accuracy, employing terms wnicn were nopeiess jargon to her evidently, for her usual re mark' was, "Well, that may be so, but' I don't know nothin' about it." "He's caught him out!" shouted the boy, clapping his hands excited ly, as the left field took a fh "Caught who out r inquired the old lady, adjusting her spectacles, and scrutinizing the ground closely, "uaugnt llarry Wright out" "Well, what was Harry doin' out there if he didn't want to get caught!1 Why don't he stay in?" "The left field caught him on a Uy, grandma." "Nonsense, Johnny, he couldn t get out on a fly. "He might get out on a horse or a mule, but how could he get out on a fly? You better get out yoursen, Johnny. 1 don t un derstand nothin' 'bout it"' Bully for Allison F' sh6u'ts John ny again, "ile's made a.home run." " Where s his homer vhat's he want to run.home.for? Why don't he stay and play it out while, he's about it r " Look out, now, grandma, George Wrigh is going to, bat?" " who is he going to bat Can t the boys play ball without going to batting each other." "Ha, ha, he's sent a sky-scraper and made his second base. "What's he made it of? He made pooty fast time runnin', but I didn't see him-makin' anything else. Who did he send the sky-scraper to the man m the moonr - " Sent it to the -right field." "Well, Johnny, I'm'glad he didn't send it to the wrong field; but I don't know nothin' 'tall 'bout it." "Well, there, if Andy Leonard hasn t stole a base!" " Stole a base? S'pose he up and stole the'base George Wright jnst made. Well, I've hearn saybase ball was dredful dcmoralizin',and now I know it. They arc constantly runnin' each other, they bat and they bawl, they steal bases, make home runs when they ought to stay and attend to business, and great, big strappin' fellers arc caught out on flies. Come, Johnny, let s go. Nettie's Opinion of Tobacco Smoke. So you like the smell' of a good cigar, do-3-ou? Well, I have heard young ladies say so before, but I al ways thought ll I was m their place I would not tell of it. Whatever you may say, nobody will think you like the nasty, stinking thing for its own sake. Why, it almost strangles me. And after my papa been smoking, I would some times almost rather he would not kiss me. I don't believe he would want to kiss me, if he should smell tobacco smoke in my breath. I am sure he would not call me his rose bud again very soon. I am very certain men don't like tobacco breaths in other people. I wonder if that is reason they don t kiss each other. How do you know they don't like tobacco smoke? Well, I can read some and don't I see "no smoking" up around in ever 'so many places? And when I ask my papa what they did it for, he said because it was not nice to have tobacco smoke from other people's mouths puffed into our laces. My papa'Said that himself. And then on the ferry boat, I see the'men flocking into the ladies cabin, because their own is full of -tobacco smoke. But I don t see any ladies go into the men's cab in to 'get the smell of the smoke. And they don't scent their hand kerchiefs with it nor put it into their' bouquets. I should think if they like it so well, they would have essence of smoke among their co logne bottles. Bah! nobody will make me believe that a clean, sweet young lady cares any thing about the smell of a ci gar, unless their is a man behind it. And the men don't believe it, either. They may not say so, but they keep a thinking, and they think you say it to please them, the egotistical fellows. Perhaps afterward they'll say as my brother Bill said, the next day aftcryou professed to like his cigar smoke. He said it made him think1 of the 3-oung lady that took a few whiffs now and then.when sho was lonely, because it made it smell as though there was a man around. Young People's Helper. Interruptions in Public Worship. A most singular series of inter ruptions in public worship occurred in a church in a neighboring State a few Sabbaths since. Firstthe pas tor, having left something in his study, gave out a hymn which he thought long enough, and went after it. But the hymn was not long enough, and the congregation waited and the organ tooted some little time. The sermon proceeded some ten minutes, when, next, a ladj in the front seats fell screaming in a fit of epilepsy, and stopped ever3'thing. Quiet being restored, the sermon went on, disturbed at intervals b3" the movement of one or two who were in attendance upon the sufferer, when suddenly there was a stir and a shutlling noise from the rear seats, and a lady who had fainted was Jbornc hastily out into the porch. Again the preacher proceeded, anu in a few minutes moro another rus tle was caused by the sudden faint ncss of a third, who did not quite swoon away, and was laid gently down in aback pew. Congregation alist. if A sharp student was called up by the worthy Professor of a celebrated college and asked the question, "Can a man see without eyes?" "Yes, sir," was tho prompt reply. "How, sir," cried the astonished Professor, "can a man see without eyes; pray-, sir, how do 3-011 make that out?" "Ho cau see with one, sir," replied the ready-witted 3'outh, and tho wholo class shouted with delight at the triumph over meta physics. a How Knowledge is Perpetuated. The world is advanced to a high point of attainment in science and art. The progress of invention and improvement has' been, especiallybf late years, prodigiously rapid: and now whether we regard the science of nature or of art . of mind or of . 1 f- . T 1 -' murais,-ui contemplation or 01 prac tice, it must be confessed that we live in a wonderfully improved, pe riod. t, Where is all this knowledge? where does it dwell? It dwells in the minds of the present generation of men. It is,-indeed, , recorded nf books, or embodied in the various works and structures of man. But these are only the manifestations of Knowledge. The books are nothing until the3 are read and understood; and then they are only a sort of short-hand, an outline, which the mind fills up. The thing itself, the science, the art, the skill, are. in the minds of living men; of that gene ration which is now upon the stage. ihat generation will die and pass away. In thirty years all now living will be gone, or retired from the scene, and a new generation will have succeeded. This mighty- pro cess is constantly going on silently, effectually, inevitabby; and all the knowledge,' art, and refinement now in existence, must be either acquir ed b3 those who are coming on the stage, or it perishes with those who are going off, and is lost forever.( ) lhere is no way by which Knowl edge can be handed down but by be ing learned over again-; and of all the science, art, and skill in the world only so much will survive, when those who possess it are gone, as shall be acquired by the succeed ing generation. All the rest must perish. There have been periods in the history of the world when tyranny at home, or invasion from abroad, has so blighted or blasted the con dition of society, that knowledge ha3 perished with one generation faster than it could be learned by another; and whole nations have sunk from a condition of improve ment to one or Ignorance" "ancrTJaF barity; sometimes in a very few years. Edward Everett. The Two Pokers,-A Fable. T was sitting reading one day by my fireside. As it was getting dark, I shut my book and looked at the hre. The black poker and the bright poker were lying side by side in the lender, and by the hre light 1 could see the bright poker reflect ing, angry flashes of indignation on his humble brother. "What are you doing here by the side of me, you smoky, black, in delicate poker Your proper place is down in the ashes there, with your leg under the fire." 'Last time they poked the fire they put me here, sir," said the little black poker. You ve no right to be put here on the andirons. The idea of your coming so near a bright-polished poker like me!" "bir, if 1 am black, it shows 1 am not idle and useless." "But you smell so disagreeably of hre and smoke,! can't bear you near me." The poor little poker mustered up coujage to say: "Sir, if I smell of lire and smoke, it is because, being poker'I do a poker's work; but you sir,are clean and bright because you lie here all day long doing noth ing. Yon, sir, are not a poker, but a dummy." Bravo! little poker, said 1, and as the fire wanted stirring, I took' him up and did it,- and stood him up right in one corner of the fireplace, with his head far above the fine dummy. Before honor is humility. C. A. D. Our Hands. The human.handis'so beautifully formed, it has so fine a sensibility, that sensibility governs its motions so correctly, every enort, 01 tne wiil is answered so instantly, as u tne hand itself were the seat of the will, its actions are so free, so powerful, and yet so delicate, that it seems to possess a quality instinct in itself, and we use it as we draw our breath, unconsciously, and have lost all rec ollection of the feeble and ill-direct ed efforts of its first exercise, by which it has been perfected. In the hands are twenty-nine bones, in the mechanism of which result strengtn, mobility, and elastic-. On the length, strength, free lateral motion, and perfect moblilit3-.of the thumb, depends the whole power of the hand its strength being equal to that of all the fingers. Without the lleshy ball of the thumb, the power of the muscles of the thumb is the dis tinguishing character of the human hand. To Detect the of Handwriting. Attempts have been made to in vent a method for approximately de termining the age 01 any writm Iron inks suffer a change in process of time, and become yellow, the or ganic constituents disappear and the iron becomes more prominent B3- moistemng the writing with weak hydrochloric acid (1 acid, 12 water), the ink is old a faint copy can be obtained, and the newer the writing the plainer will be the C0P3-. In ex periments made by Larre, handwn ting thirty 3-cars old gave scarccl- any impression an authentic docu ment from the 3-ear 17S7 3-iclding mere traces, hoaking tho paper m weak hydrochloric acid gives oppo site results, as handwriting a few months or a few 3-ears old is at once removed by this acid, while old ink has suffered such a chemical change that the acid no longer acts upon it. After the experiment it is well to neutralize the acid by suspendin the paper over a capsule containing sal ammoniac, lhe test appears 10 be only applicable to writing several years out, and is contincd to iron inks. Among the premiums offered at count3' fair in Kentucky is one of 1U lor the neatest patch put on au old garment by an unmarried wo man. The marriage service should be changed to read: "Who dares take this woman?" and the groom shall answer, "I dare." There aro also some occasions,sa3-s the'Revplution, whero it might bo changed to read: "Then tho minister shall sa3", who dares to throw awa3' this woman upon this man?" Holmes Co. Republican, A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. Dedicated to the Interests of the Republican Party, to Holmes County, and to local and gen eral news. Lauhach, White & Cunningham, ............ "irros and proprietors. OFFICE Commercial Block, over Mulrane' Dry Goods Store. JIILLEHSBTTRG, OHIO. Terms of Subscription: One year (in advance) - . cs OD Sixmonths - i'oo ffo'tol'x'iaa.tixLs. ' The Republican Job Printing Office is one of tho best furnished country offices in the State. Brevities. A pair of tights two drunkards. When taken to be well, shaken Paris. The art f.of, .Bookkeeping Don't lend them.' It is not always he who has the most nose knows the most , The favorite novel of office seek ers "Put yourself in His Place." If a man is honest and truthful there is little need of saying much about it. ' Jeff. Davis authorizes a denial that he ,is writing or intends to write a novel. When reporters are short of time. all they have to do is to make a few minutes. There are said to be 6,000,000 dogs in the United States. China claims to have had life in surance companies 3,000 years ago. The Crown Princess of Prussia makes her own bonncta and dresses. How sad she cannot set the fash ions! A "persimmon and saur kraut fes tival" for the benefit of the Xaporte bachelors is to be held soon. Some girls arc like old muskets; they use a good deal of powder, but won't go' off. The summer in England passes quickly, because there is so often an evening mist. . Never wait for a thing to turn up. Go and turn it up yourself. It takes less time and is 'sure to be done. At Wamego, Kansas, is a shanty which bears the sign "Here's where you get a meal like your mother used to give you. ' Steel needles first came- into England from Spain and Germany. They were first manufactured in London by a German in 1565. It is the opinion of the doctor that tlio lawyer-gots hia living- by plunder,while the lawyer knows the doctor gets his by pillage. Mrs. Macready, a lady who has won considerable reputation as a reader, has returned to this country after an absence of ten years. Swell "Waiter, this ah chop's vewydwy!" Waiter "'Kcleed.sir? Perhaps if you were to order some thing to drink with it, sir ." Punch. How to lay off a square acre of ground: Measure 209 feet on each side, and 3-ou will have a square acre within an inch. A little dumb boy, when asked what forgiveness was, wrote upon his slate this beautiful reply "The odor which violets breathe out when trampled upon." Though you tram ple upon them, yet for all this they diffuse a sweet scent around you.. Iowa has ninety counties; only four are Democratic. Three coun ties at the late elections did not poll a Democratic vote. This literary gem was picked up inEvansville the other day; "$75. Ewansville Oct. 12th 1870. Voen Jaehr after Dadt I promist ta pay to the order of the sum of Seven ty Feife Dallars for valgeresieft at af a Presment Law viek intress from Dadt" Mrs. Grosby, of Iowa, is not only wife of a justice of the peace, but herself officiates as constable. It has been decided to build the Union Pacific depots in Omaha,thus making that city the terminus of the road. A Terre Haute-marriage in high life was prevented by the young man's discovering by overhauling a family bible, that his prospective bride was nine3ears older than dear mamma had guaranteed her. The revenue collections for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1869, amounted to $108,560,107, against $U3,027,9SS for the previous year. New York paid the largest amount, An Israelite lady, sitting in the same box at an opera with a physician, was much troubled with ennui, and happened to gape. "Ex cuse me, madame," said the doctor, "I am glad you did not swallow me." "Give yourself no uneasiness," re pled the old lady, "I am a Jewess, and never eat pork." A man in Boston is so short that when he is ill he does'nt know whether he has the headache or corns. Sixt3 members of an educational institute, in Maine, recently spelled caterpillar seventeen different ways. A Question of Law. Would a kid, taking a nap, be indictable un der the statue against kid-napping. John B. Gough tells the follow ing story though the joKe ue at his own expense. Once while on a lecturing tour through England, ho was introduced to a village audience in these terms. 'Ladies and gentlemen, I avc tho 'onor to introduce to you the distin guished lecturer, Mr. John B. Gough, who will haddress us on tuc subject of temperance, lou know that tcmpcrance is luougnt 10 ue rather a dry subject; but to-night as we listen to our friend, the horator hover the hocean, we may 'ope to 'ave the miraclo of Samson repeated, an to be refreshed with water from the jawbone of a hass!" The total value of oysters sold annually in New York market is estimated at $5,000,000, wholesalers' prices. About $4,000,000 of this sum is sold in and consumed in New York and the neighboring cities, and the balance is sent to tho interior. As the price of oysters to tho consumer is at least double that asked by tho wholesalo dealer, there is probably $10,000,000 expen ed annually in Now York and Brook lyn for the juicy bivalves. Father and son A gentleman was chiding his son for staying out lato at nights, or rather early next morn ing, and said, "Why, when I was of your age, my father would not allow me to go out of the house after dark!" "Then you had a deuce of lather, vou had," sneered tho young profligate. Whereupon tho father very rashly vociferated, "I had a confounded sight better one than 3-ou, you young rascal!"