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Common PUasJidoe. - WILLIAM litlD Probate Judge, - - Thomas Arkok. Prosecuting Attorney, - C F. VoOKHES. Counts Clert, - - - JocxS-Ok. fherif, .... J axis S. McCo. .uauor, - - - joszrH h.ewtok. Tfwnwrr, - - Jacob Cheektholmef. Unorder, - - - George L. Cool. Commissioner, Surveyor, - - -Coroner, - Infirmary Directors, (JESSE -A. uiKKi:, J.Jacob Fisher. uias'l Bacghxax. JOSHCA SrOSAGLE. llENET SH AFrEB. (LrELLEM AtLlSO.V, JJOHX SBASr. (WASHiscTosCowry. Church Directory. M. E. CHURCH, - UTTfiTTFK. PASTOR. SERVICE EVERY Sabbath at I0l( o'clock, A. and 1 o'clock, - p. rrayer meeting xnarsaaT evening. M. E. CHURCH, ST. JOHN'S CONGREGATION. nF.RMAX SERVICE BY REV. J. Sl'OEREI. erery Sabbath morning, at 10 o'clock, Sab- EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH. SERVICES EVERT OTHER SABBATH AF ternoon, oy ICT. jsaac i-uucr. U. P. CHURCH, EEV-W. 1L GIBSOK, PASTOR. HOURS FOR Berrieeatux o'cioct, a-x. oaouaLa bcuouj at 10K : o'clock, a. k. Prayer meeting man day evenings at'K o'clock. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. REV. A. S. lllLHOLLAXD, PASTOE-MORN-lnr o'clock, Sabbath school service at 11 1J4 o'clock.- Evening serrice fix o'clock. A-rayermeeimjp every cunesuaj etcuuik yK o-ciocR. DISCIPLE CHURCH, elder wit, siiakp, pastor, norms Sabbath school for serrice 11 o'clock, A. n. "9 o'clock. Evening service IX o'clock Prayer meeting Wednesday evening atTJf O ClOCA. ' Railway Time Tables. Railway Time Tables. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Delaware R. R. GOING NORTH. Leive JUllersborg, 537 A. iL - HolmesTille, 531 " " Fredericksburg, 8:04 " " Apple Creek, 831 " " Orrrille, I! " " ManbalivUle, tat " Akron, 8:10 " Arr. at Cleveland, 10a0 " Accom'dn. 10 P.M. 131 " 1: " 2:18 " 3:18 " 3:1 " C24 " 10:00 " GOING SOUTH. Ex. A Mail. Leave Cleveland, " Akron, 130 A. M. " Harihillrtlle, 838 " Orrvllle, 92S " " Apple Creek. 10:03 " ' Fredericksburg:, 10 31 " " Holmesville, 11 S " Arr.arsiillenbnrg, 11 SS " Accom'dn. 4:15 P.M. B-.18 " i:15 " 7SS0 " 734 " sai " 8 si " 657 " GOING SOUTH. R. C. HURD, President. G. A. JONES, Superintendent. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians. J. POMEREXE, 31. D., .0.r. . ... . rn.tv irrTTmcTiiTnf! Ohio. Office On Main BU, 4 doon East of tne liant. umce noursvteancsaays, irora 1 to 5 o'clock P. M", and on Saturdays from 9 o'clock A. M to 3 o'clock P. M. ltf P. P. TOMEEENE, PHTSICIAN OHIO. ASD SURGEON, BERLIN, ltf TV. 31. ROSS, 31.1)., PHTSICIAJf AND SURGECX. MILLERS bnrg, Ohio. Office First door West of Cor ner formerly occupledf by Malvane. Resi dence, second door south of T. B. Raifs corner. Office days, Wednesday and Satur day afternoons. ltf J. G. 3IGHA3I, 31. D., PHYSICIAN & SURGEON. MILLERSBURG. Ohio. Office and Residence, at South part of Washington street. in DR. S. AYTLSON, -'PHYSICIAN' AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND Residence, West Liberty Street, Woostcr, O. All accounts considered due as soon as servi ces are rendered. 3 to Dentists. TV. R. P03LEROY, MECHANICAL 4. OPERATIVE DENTIST, Millersbsrg, Ohio. Office Two doors West of Commercial Block.' ltf T. L. PIERCE, PRACTICAL & OPERATIVE DENTIST, UP Stairs in Herzer's Building, opposite the Book Store. All work executed in the best possible manner, and warranted to give the bestiatislactlon. ltf Attorneys. JOHX 31. ROBIXSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O. Office with the County Recorder. G. AV. EVERETT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, OHIO. -tf L. R. BOAGLAKD. B. X. -1'DOWELL HOAGLAND & MCDOWELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. MILLERSBURG, O. Office Second Hoor in McDowell's" building, west of the Court House. ltf JOH2T IV. TORnES, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O. Office overthe Book Store. ltf A. J. BELL, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS promptly made, uuico aoovc the Book ltf Attorneys. Hotels. EMPIRE HOUSE, A. J. InAMPSON, Proprietor. Fassengers conveved to and from the Cars, free of charge. ggP-General Stage Office. ltf BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END MAIN STREET. MILLERS bnrg, Ohio, JOSEFH BCTEER, Proprietor. This House is in good order, and its guests will be well cared for. 1 tf J. B. Koch. J. IL Kocn. J. B. KOCH & SON, Proprietors of the American Hotel, East Liberty Street, Wooster, O. , ltf Miscellaneous. Vu P. W. BAHL, LAND AGENT AND NOTARY TUBLIC, . .Fredonia. Wilson County, Kansas. 4tf A. JT. SHEPZJEB, STUDIO OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Corntr of '2Ia(n and Clay Sfre its, MILLERSBURG-, - - OHIO. My Facilities for Doing Large Work ARB UNSpBPASSED. JtSfi make INDIA INK PICTUBES a specialty. VSBm take the beautiful Berlin and Rem brandt Photo. Call and See Specimens. Photos Tinted Free. ltf RETAIL DEALER IN GROCERIES & NOTIONS, lYllllorsburg, Ohio. SAlso agent for the Knickerbocker Life Insurance Company, of New York. ltt BOBZKT LOSQ.I E.C. CBOWX. j ) J. CSEEEVnOLUES. jW. X. GIBSOK. LONG, BROWN & CO., - BANKERS, Mlllersburg, - - - Ohio. Dealers in Exchange and Coin, Bills discounted, and Collections made at all ac u at ltf cessible points. C.F.LEETY, Dealer in Groceries nM Provisions, Wines, Liquors, &c. Corner oJTain t South Clay Streett, stf Mlllersburg, O. GEORGE SCHNORR, IlEALEn IN Family 03-vocei-ies, . PROVISIONS, &c. main street, Mllls'rsburg, O. Holmes Counti A JPolitical and Family Journal, Devoted to the Interests of XEolmcs County, and Iiocal and General Intelligence. Yol. I. MILLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, j0., THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 1870. No. -16 Republican New Fall Goods - E. HEGELSPACH; " Has bought at the best time, a full line of DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS HATS AND CAPS, KNIT GOODS A2TD TAJ1XS, Queensware & Groceries, "Which he offers for , Cash and Trade I AT SMALL PROFITS. Please call and examine. I flatter myself that I can offer yon the cheapest stock of goods erer in UilloKKnr V I also bar as rood a orice for produce, in cash ltf - E. KECELSPACH COKSAD SCHCLEK. Jacob ScncixK. C HEAP ICEI k PROVISION HOC O WELL SELECTED STOCK J, & (!, SOHULER, One door West of Mayer's Store. DEALERS IN Coffee, Provisions, Sugars, Teas, Tobacco, Vigors, apices, uan dies, Fruits, Nuts, Wooden Ware, Fish, Flour. Salt, . Feed, Candles, Car bon Oil, Lamps, &C; &C, The HigMest Market Price paid for all kinds or COUNTRY PRODUCE. Keb.M.'TOtr. C.t J.SCHULEB. PHOTOGRAPHIC! W. J. CODKTSET. J. 31. AFFLETON. Courtney &'Appleton, 'Ixotogr apliers ! 'AZiS take pleasure in saying to the citizens i V- of Holmes and adloinlnsr counties, that vre are still in the Photograph Business, at our old stand, ready to wait on onr old customers ana as many more as wiu iaror us wiin a can. We are making BETTER PICTURES ! 5ow than can be made elsewhere in the county. Onr negatives are retouched by an artistic hand, which cannot be excelled in the county, thus removing freckles, pimples and blotches on the face. We make the beautiful and fashionable REMBRANDT' or Shadow Picture ! Which is so much admired by all. Onr wort Is eieentfd in the hlphretEtTleof the art. Pictures of all sizes made in the best possible manner. Call and examine onr spe cimens. v Old Pictures Copied and Enlarged to Any teetandUoloredin Oil, India Ink or Water Colors. JPictnxre Frames 2 Of all sizes and descriptions,' for sale at small We do not make cheapness a specialty, but we keco a FIRST-CLAS3 GALLERY and make FIRST-CLASS WORK, so you will do well io call before going elsewhere, and we guarantee you will not go away dissatisfied. WE HAKE THE SHADOW PICTURE! A SPECIALTY. 5gyCall and see ns. Room West of Commercial Block, Main St., juuiersunrg, imio. COURTNEY & APPLETOS. M. BIRD & SON, Opposite Commercial Block. THE LARGEST Clothing House I2F MIIIERSBURG. Wit HAVE THE CHEAPEST, . THE BEST, THE LARCEST, STOCK or Gents', Youth's and Boy's CLOTHING, Gents' Puriiishing Goods ! Of Every Description. You will Do Well to Clve Us a Call Before Buying. ltf LADIES' CORSETS, LADIES' HOOP SKIRTS, LADIES' PANNIERS, Latest stTles, and prices' to snlt, lmt At the BOOK STORE. A. D. WORK, MILLERSBURG, OIIIO, TVEALER Tn Wheat anil Rri Tir.1 Cfltp. XJ Pies and Candles." A full assortment of broeenes kept constantlj on band. LUNCHES served at all honrs of the dar. Come and see us. ltf FRENCH'S LITEM & FEED STABLE Clay Street, Immediately North of the Court House. EOEEP.T C JlAIWZLL. JOHN T. MAXWELL. R. C. Sc. J. T. MAXWELL, RETAILERS OF Xloticly-IIVTfvclo CLOTHS 4 UASSIMl'lltJllS, ! uu HATS, O.AJPS, Trunks, ValiseSjNotionSj&c MAIX STJIEET, 3VT1 J 1 eysbtire, lltf Cheap Glassware ! RETAILING AT WHOLESALE PRICES. MUST BE SOLD ! War in Europe nothing to do with it. lma At the BOOK STORE. THE BEST. FIRST -RATE CIGARS! FIVE AND TEN CENTS. Aug. 20, 18TO.-lm2 At the BOOK, STORE- Great Attraction ! NOW IS THE TIME To Save Monay. IVEW GOODS. CHEAP GOODS. STYLISH GOODS. S. MARX & BRO AT THE " TJiiited. States Clothing Store ! Have just received a large stock of rail and "Winter "Which they offer at VERY. LOW PRICES ! JUST TIIE PLACE TO GET (100!) GOODS CHEAP! You trill find a full assortment of Ready-Made Clothing, Hats and Caps, Cents' Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Valises, , Satchels, Umbrellas, &c. Don't forget the place Two Doors West of the 8. MARX &. BRO. Sllllersbnrg, SCDt. 1B70. ltf A. S. L0WTUER, Jackson St., Millersburg, O. Abocc JTaxicflVs Glothiny Store. ALL Trork entrusted in his hand', will lie mudeun in the latent stle, most durable iiiunnur, snu guarRiiieea 10 cue ennresaiis faction in every case. Give him a trial. We arc also a rent for thn Howo Sewinir Ma chine, and keen on hand Needles, Fixtures and rinuinjrq: uu nv tne ijottie or kto. 3tf A. . LOWTIIEH. at is no to it as to an to OLD LETTERS. Don't burn them ; they preach love and wisdom. Of life's purest joys they are part; I read loving memories within them. Deeply traced on the scroll of the heart. Don'thnrn them the past fades too swiftly, O! let those dim treasures remain; Faint records of life's fleeing moments That the heart yearns to scan o'er again. I gaze at the heart's fond confession, And tears blind my eyes as I read; It breathes of fond love but no natter, Some hearts, 'tis ordained are to bleed. Such letters I'll fold uncomplaining. And lock them away from the sight. The bitterness folded forever, Eegrets locked in stillness of night. These lines tonch'd with Time's shrivcll'd. fin ger Arc yellow and dim like dead leaves ; Yet the light of remembrance grows o'er them, Like rays that make golden the sheaves. The letters, though blurred, are not faded, But speak like an old tender strain. That flashes at once, when its music We strive to recall but in vain. Don't burn them they speak mystic wisdom That sermons or love cannot teach. And from the vague twilight of memory. Deep lessons of comfort they preach. They cling to the rocks of existence. Like mosses deep rooted for c"er. Made green with the years that pass o'er them, Though sorrow and rain be there These letters arc links that bind closer The heart to the dead, buried years: Why scatter in dust and in ashes The relics that mera'ry endean? Oar hopes may not flourish like blossoms, Regrets prove that joysmay be vain; But there's truth in these dumb, aged treasures That the heart lores to scan o'er again. From the Atlantic Mouthy. The Ghost in the Captain Brown House. BY H. B. STOWE. " Now, Sam, tell us certain true, is tnere any such things as ghosts? " tie there Ktrostsr' said Sam, im mediately translating into his ver nacular grammar; "wal, now, that are s list the question, ve sec. well, grandma thinks there arc. and Aunt Lois thinks it's all non sense. Why, Aunt Lois don't even believe the stories in Cotton Slath er's Magnolia." "Wantet know.'" said bam, with tone cf slow,- languid meditation. We were sittinir on a bank of the Charles River fishing. The soft melancholy red of evening was fad ing off in streaks on the glassy wa- cr, ana the houses 01 Oldtown were beginning to loom through the gloom, solemn and ghostly. There are times and tones and moods of nature that make all the vulgar, daily real seem shadowy, vague, and upernatural, as if the outlines of this hard material present were fading into the invisible and un known. So Oldtown with its elm trees, its great square white.houses, its meeting house and tavern and blacksmith's shop and mill, which, high noon, 6eem as real and as commonplace as possible, at this hour of the evening were dreamy and solemn. They rose up blurred, indistinct, dark: here and there winking candles sent long lines of light through the shadows, and little- drops of unforeseen ram rippled the" sheeny darkness of the water. " Wal, you see, boys, in them things it's jist as well to mind yer granny. There's a consid'able sight gumption in grandmas. You look at the folks that's alius tellin' you what they don't believe, the3 don't believe this and they don't be lieve that, and what sort o' folks they! Why, like yer Aunt Lois, sort o' stringy and dry. There ain't no 'sorption got out o' not believin' nothin'. " Lord a massy, we don't know nothin' 'bout them things. We hain't been there, and can't say that there ain't no ghosts and sich, can we now?' We agreed to that fact, and sat a little closer to Sam in the gathering loom. uTell us about the Cap'n Brown house, Sam." "Ye didn t never co over to the Cap'n Brown house?' jno, we naunot tnat advantage. "Wal, yer see, Cap'n Brown' he made all' his money to sea, in furrin parts, and then come here to Old town to settle down. " No, there ain't no knowin' 'bout these 'ere old ship-masters, where they is been or what they's been a doin', or how they get their money. Ask me no questions and I'll tell ye lies, is 'bout the best philosophy for them. Wal, it didn't do no good ask Cap'n Brown questions too close, 'cause you didn't git no satis faction. Nobody rightly knew 'bout who his folks was, or where they come from; and cf a body asked him, he used to say that the very fust he know'd 'bout himself he was 3-oung man walkin' the streets in London. " But, yer see, boys, he hed money, md that's about all folks wantcr irfow when a man comes to settle down. And he bought that are place and built that are house. lie built all sea-cap'n fashion, so's to feel much at home as he could. The parlor was like a ship's cabin. The table and chairs was fastened down the floor, and the closets was made with holes to set the castors, and the decanters, and bottles in, jist's they be at sea; and there was stanchions to hold on by; and they say that blowy nights the Cap n used to fire up pretty well with his grog, till he had about all he could cany, and then he'd set and hold on, and hear the wind blow, and kind feel out to sea right there to hum. There wasn't no 3Iis' Cap'n Brown, and there uidn t seem likely to be none. And whether there ever had been one, nobody know'd. He had old black tJmnea nigger woman named Quassia, that did his work. bhe was shaped pretty much like one these ere great crookneck- quashes. She wa'n't no great beauty, I can tell you, and she used wear a gret red turban and a yel ler short gown and red petticoat, and gret string o' gold beads round her neck, and a gret big gold hoops in her ears, made right in the middle of Africa among the heathen there. tor all she was black, she thought a heap o' herself, and was consid'able sort of predominativc over the Cap'n. Lordy massy, boys, it is alius so. Get a man and a woman together, any sort o' woman you're mind to, don t care who it is, and one way or another she gets the rule over mm, ami lie list has to train to her fife. Some does it one way and some does it another; some does it by jawin', and some does it br kissin'. aiitl some does it bv far uity and coutrivancesHmt one wav or another they allerapdocs it. Ola Cap'V BrownaJfcgopditout stocky kind o John Isnli sorto fel- low, and a good judge o sperits. and allers kept the best in them are cubboards o hisn; but, fust and last, things in his house went pretty much as 0111 quassia said. Folks got to kind o respeetin Quassia. She come to meetin' Sun day regular, and sot all fixed up in red and j-aller and green, with glass beads and what not, lookin' for all the world like one o them uglv In dian idols; but she was wal-behaved as any Christian. She was a master hand at cooking. Her bread and biscuits couldn't be beat, and no couldn't her pies, and there wa'n't no such pound-cake as she made no where. Wal, this 'ere story I'm a goin' to tell you was told me by Uintny l-cndleton. There am t more respectable gal, old or j'oung, than Cinthy nowheres. She lives over to Sherburn now, and I hear tell she's sot up a mantv-makin' bis ness, but then she used to do tailor in' in Oldtown. She was a member o' the church, and a good Christian as ever was. Wal, ye see, Quassia she got Cinthy to come up and spend a week to the Cap'n Brown house, a doin' tailorin' and a fixin' over hia close; twas along toward the fusto' March.- Cinthy she sot by the fire in the front parlor with her goose and her press-board and her work, for there wasn't no company callin', and the snow was drifted four feet deep right across the front door; so there wasn t much danger o any body comin' in, and the Cap'n he was a perlite man to wimmen, and Cinthy she liked it jist as well not to have company, cause the Cap n he d make himseii entertainin' tell in on her sea stories and all about his adventures among the Ammon ites, and Perresites, and Jebusites, and all sorts o' heathen people he'd been amoug. ' Wal, that are week there come on the master snow storm. Of all the snow storm that hed ben that are was the beater, and I tell you the wind blew as if twas the last chance it was ever goin' to have. Wal, it's kind o' scary like to be shut up in a lone house with all na- tur a kind o break in out, and goin' on so, and the snow a comin' down so thick ye can't see 'cross the street and the wind a pipin' and a squal- li'n and a rumblin' and a tumblin' fust down thiJ chimney and then down that. I tell you, it sort o' se'ts a feller thinkin' o' the three great things, death, judgment, andetarn- aty; and ldon t care who the lolks is, nor how good they be, there s times when they must be feelin' putty consid'able solemn. ' Wal, Cinthy she said she kind o lelt so along, and she had a sort o queer feelin' come over her as if there was somebody or somethin round the house more'n appeared. She'said she sort o' felt it in the air. but it seemed to her silly, and she tried to get over it. But two or three times, she said, when it got to be dusk, she felt somebody go by her up the stairs. The front entry wan t very light in the daytime, and in the storm, come five o'clock, it was so dark that all you could see was jist a gleam o something, and two or three times when she started to go up stairs she see a soft white suthin' that seemed goin' up before her, and she stopped with her heart a beatin' like a trip-hammer, and she sort o saw it go up and along the entry to the Cap'n's door, and then it seemed to go right through, cause the door didn't open. Wal, Umthy says she to old Quassia, says she, "Is there anybody lives in this house but us? uybody lives here? says Quas sia; 'whatyou mean?' says she. 'Says Cinthy, 'I thought some body went past me on the stairs last night and to-night:' 'Lordy massy, how old Quassia did screech and laugh. 'Good Lord !' says she 'how foolish white folks is! Somebody went past you? Was't the (Japtinr ' No, it wan t the Cap'n, says she; 'it was something soft and white, and moved very still; it was like somethin' in the air,' says she. ihen Uuassia she hawhawed louder. Says she, 'It is hiy-sterikes, Miss Cinthy; that's all it is.' ' W al, Cinthy she was kind o' shamed, but for all that couldn't help herself. Sometimes evenings she'd be a scttin' witlithe Cap'n, and she'd think she'd hear somebody a movin' in his room overhead; and she knowed it wan't Quassia, 'cause Quassia was ironin' in the kitchen. She took, pains once or twice to find out that are. ' Wal, ye see the Cap'n's room was the gret front upper chamber over the parlor, and then right opposite to it was the gret spare chamber where Cinthy slept. It was jist as grand as could be, with a great four post mahogany bedstead and dam ask curtains brought over from England; but it was cold enough to lreeze a white bear solid, the way spare chambers allers is. Then there was the entry between run straight through the house; one side was old Quassia's room, and the other was a sort o' store room, where the Cap'n kept all sorts o' traps. 'W al, (Jmthy she kept a hevin things happen and a seeing things, till she didn't railly kuow what was in it. Once when she come into the parlor jist at sundown she was sure she see a white figure a vanish ing out o' the door that went to wards the side entry. She said it was so dusk that all she could see was jist this white figure, and it jist went out still as a cat as she come Wal, Cinthy didn't like to speak to the Cap'n about it. She was a close woman, putty prudent, Cinthy was. But one night 'bout the middlo o' the week thisere thing kind o' come to a crisis. Cinthy said she'd ben up putty late a scwin' and a finishin' off down in the parlor, and the Cap'n he sot up with her and was consid'able cheerful and entertainin', tellin' her all about things over in the Ber mudys, and oil' to Chiny andJapan, and round the world ginerally. The storm that had ben a blowin' all the week was about as furious as ever, and the Cap'n lie stirred up a mess o' flip and lied it for her hot to go to bed on. He was a good natured crittur, and allers had feelin's for lone women, and 1 spose he knew twas sort o' desolate for Cinthy. Wal, taking the flip so right the last thing afore going to bed, she went right on to sleep as sound a nut, and slept on till -somewhere about morning, when she said some thing waked her broad awake in minute. Her eyes flew wide open like a spring, and the storm had gone down and the moon come out, and there, standing right in th moonlight by her bed, was a woman jist as white as a sheet, with black hair hanging down to her waist, and the .brightest, mournfullest black eyes you ever see. She stood there looking right at Cinthy. and Cinthy minus-mat was what waked her up cause, you know, ef anybody stands and looks steady at folks asleep it is apt to wake cm. Any way, Cinthy said she felt list as el she was turning to stone. She couldn't move nor speak. She lav minute, and then she shut her eyes ana uegun to say her pray-ers; and a minute after she opened 'em and it was gone. ' Cinthy was a sensible gal, and one that allers had her thoughts about her, and she jist got up and put-n shawl round her shoulders and went first and looked at the doors. and they was both on 'em locked jist as she left 'em when she wentto bed. Then she looked under the bed and in the closet, and felt all round the room; where shecouldn see she felt her way, and there wa'n' nothin there. ' Wal, next niornin' Cinthy got up and went home, and she kep' it to herself a good wlule. Finally, one day when she was workin' to our house she. told Hepsy about it, and Hepsy she told me. ' W ell, bam, we said, after a pause. in which we heard only the rustle of leaves and the ticking 01 branches against each other, ' what do you suppose it was f ' W al, there 't is; you know 11st as much about as I do. Hepsy told Cinthy it might a ben a dream; so it might, but Cinthy she was sure it wa'n't a dream, 'cause she remem bers plain hearin' the old clock on the stairs strike' four while she had her eyes open lookin'at the woman; ana men sue only suet em a minit, jist to say 'now 1 lay me, and open ed cm and she was gone. ' V al, Cinthy told Hepsv, and Hepsy she kep' it putty close.. She didn't tell it to nobody except Aunt JsaiiyDickcrson and the Widow Bije Smith and your grandma Badger and the ministers wife, and they ev ery one o 'em 'greed it ought to be kep' close, 'cause it would make talk. Wal, come spring somehow or other it seemed to 'a got all over Oldtown, heard on t to the store and up to the tavern, and Jake Marshall he says to me one day, 'What's this 'ere about the Cap'n's house?' And the Widder Lokershe says to me, 'Tiler's ben a ghost seen in the Cap'n's house ; and I heard on't clear over to Need- ham and Sherburn. Some 'o the women they drew themselves up prettystiff and prop lour Aunt Lois was one on em. 'Ghost,' says she; 'don't tell me! Perhaps it would be best ef 't was a ghost, says she. bhe didn t think there ought to be no sich doin's in nobody's house; and your grandma she shet her up, and told her she didn't oughtertalk so.' 'Talk how? says I, interrupting Sam, with wonder. ' WJiat did Aunt Lois mean? ' Why, you see,' said Sam myste riously, ' there allers is folks in ev ery town that s jist like the bad- ducccs m old times; they won t be lieve in angel nor sperit, no way' you can hx it; and el things ls-seen and done in a house, why, they say it's cause there s some sort o deviltry or trick about it. ' So the story got round that there was a woman kep private in (Jap n Brown's house, and that he brought her from furrin parts; and it growed and growed, till there was all sorts ways 'o tellin on t. ' Some said they'd seen her a set ting at an open winder. Some said that moonlight nights they'd seen her a'walkin' out in the back garden kind o' in and out 'raong the bean poles and squash vines. 'You see it come on spring and summer, and the winders o the Cap'n Brown house stood open, and folks was all a watchin' on 'm day and night. Aunt sally Uickerson told the minister's wife that she'd seen in plain daylight a woman a setting at the chamber winder atween four and five o'clock in the morning jist a setting and a looking out and a doing nothing, like anybody else. She was very white and pale and had black eyes. ' Some said it was a nun the Cap'n had brought away lrom a icoman Catholic convent in Spain, and some said he d got her out o the Inquisi tion. Aunt Sally said .she thought the minister ought to call and inquire hy she didn t come to meeting, and who she was, and all about her; cause, you sec, she said it might be all right enough, if folks only know ed jist how things was, but cf they didn't, why, folks will talk ' Well, did the minister do it? ' What, Parson Lothrop? Wal, no, he didn't. He made a call on the Cap'n in a regular way, and asked arter his health and all his family. But the Cap'n he seemed jist as jolly and chipper as a spring robin, and he giu the minister some o' his old Jamaic3-; and the minister he come away and said ha didn t see nothing; and no he didn't: Folks never docs see nothing when they- ain't looking where 'tis, tact is, Parson Lothrop wa'nt fond of interfering; he was a master hand to slick things over. our grandma she used to mourn about it, cause she said he never gin no pint to the doctrines; but twas all f a piece, lie kind of took every thing the smooth way. 'But your grandma she believed in the ghost, and so did Lady Loth- op. 1 was up to hcrhotisuthc other ay iixiii a door-knob, and says she, Sam, your wife told me a strange story about the Cap'n Brown house." 'cs, ma m, she did, says 1. 'Well, what do you think of it? :iys she. " W al, sometimes 1 think, and turn agin' I don't know,' says I. 'There's inthy she a a member o the church lid a good pious gal,' says I. 'i es, bam, says Lady Lothrop, says she. 'and Sam,' says she, ' it is jist like something that happened once to my- grandmother when she as living in the old Province House in Boston.' Says she, 'these ere things is the mysteries of Prov of as do her till to ho to my idence, and it's jist as well not have 'em too much talked about.' ' 'Jist, so,' says I, 'jist so. That are' wh'a't every' wptrian I've talked with says, and I guess, fust and last I've talked with'twenty, good, safe church-members, and they s every one oi opinion mat this 'ere ought' to be talked about. Why, over the Deacon's t'other night we went it all over as much as two or three hours, and we concluded that the best way was to keep quite still about it, and that's jist what they say over to iNeedham and bherburn. I've been all round hushing this 'ere uo, and I ain't found but a few peopli that hadn't the particulars one way or tne omer. mis 'ere was what says to Lady Lothrop. The fact was, I never did see no report spread so, nor make sich sort of surchings of heart as this 'ere. It railly did beat all, 'cause ef 'twas a ghost, why there was the pint proved, you see. Cinthys a church-member, and she see it, and got right up and sarched the room; but then agin ef 'twas woman, that are was kind of awful it give cause, ye see, for thinking all sorts of things. There was Cap'n Brown, to be sure, he wa'n't a church member, but yet he was as honest and regular a man as any going,, as fur as any on us could see. To be sure, nobody know'd where he come from, but that wa'nt no reason agin him; this ere might a bin a crazy sister or some poor critter he took out of the best of motives, and the Scriptur says, 'Charity hopeth all things.' But then ye see folks will talk, that are's the pester of all these things, and they did some on 'em talk considerable strong about the Cap'n; but somehow or other there didn't nobody come to the pint o' lacing on him down and saying square out, ' (Jap n Brown, have you got a woman in your house, or hain't you, or is it a ghost, or what is it?' Folks somehow never does come to that. Ye see there, was the Cap'n so respectable, a setting up every aunaay tuere in his pew, with his ruffles round his hands, and his red broadcloth cloak and his cocked hat, Why, folks hearts sort o' failed 'em when it come to saying anything right to him. Ihey thought and kind o' whispered round that the minister or the deacons oughter do it; but Lordy massy, ministers I spose has feelings like the rest on us; they don't want to eat all the hard cheeses that nobody else won't eat. Anyhow there wasn't nothing said direct to the Cap'n, and jist for want o' that all the iolks in Oldtown kept a bilin and a bilin like a kettle soap, till it seemed all the time if they d bile over. borne o the wimmen tried to get something out o Qtiassj-. Lordy massy, j-ou might as well a tried to get it out an old Tom-turkey, that'll strut and gobble and quitter and drag his wings pn the ground and at you, but won't say nothing. Quassy she screeched her queer sort i' laugh, and she told em that thev was a making fools o themselves. and that the Cap'n's matters wan't none o their Insness; and that was true enough. As to going into Quassia s room, or into any o the store rooms or closets she kept the keys of, you might as well have gone into a lion's den; she kept all her places locked up tight, and there was no getting at nothing in the Cap'n Brown house, else I believe some o' the wimmen would a sent a sarch warrant. 'Well,' said I, 'what came of it? Didn't anybody ever find out?' Wal, said bam, 'it come to an end sort o', and didn't come to an end. It was jist this 'ere way. You see along m October, jist in the cider-making time, Abel Flint he was took clown with dysentery and died You remember the Flint house; it stood on a little rise o' ground jist looking over towards the Brown house. Wal, there was Aunt Sally Uickerson and the widder Bije bmith, they set up with the corpse. He was laid out in the back cham ber, you see, over the milk-rcomand kitchen; but there was cold victuals and sich in front chamber, where the watchers sot. Wal, now Aunt Sally she told me that between three and four o'clock she heard wheels a rum bling, and she went to the winder and it was clear starlight, and she see a coach come up to the Cap n Brown house, and she see the Cap'n come out bringing a woman all wrapped in a cloak, and old Quassy came after with her arms full of bundles, and he put her into the kerridge and shet her in and it driv off; and she see old Quassy stand looking over the fence arter it. She tried to wake up the widder, but it was towards morning, and the wid der allers was a hard sleeper; so there wan t no witness but her.' ' Well, then it wasn't a ghost,' said 'alter all, and it teas a woman. 'Wal, there it is, you sec. Folks not know that are 3-it, because there it is jist as broad as it is long. .Now look at it. There is Cinthy-, she is a good, pious gal; she locks her chamber doors, both on em, and goes to bed, and wakes up in the night and there is a woman there. She jist shets her c3-es and the wo man is gone. She gits up and looks and both doors is locked jist as she left em. That ere woman want tlesh and blood now, no way, not such flesh and blood as we knows on, but ion they say Cinthy might have dreamed it! Wal, now, look at it tothcr way There is Aunt Sally Dickerson, is a good woman and a church member; wal, she sees a woman iu cloak with all her bundles brought of Captain Brown's house and into a kerridge and driv on, atween three and four o'clock in the morniifg. Wal, that 'ere shows there must a ben a real live woman kept there privately, and so what Cintliy saw wasn't a ghost. 'Wal, now, Umth3- says Aunt bally ight a dreamed it, that she got head so full of stories about the Cap'n Brown house, and watched it she got asleep and hed this 'ere dream; and as there didn't nobody else see it, it might a ben, you now. Aunt Sally's clear she didn't dream, and then again Cinthy's clear e didn t dream; but which on cm as awake or which on cm was lecp is what ain't settled in Old- town yet. An officer on a field day happened be thrown from his horse, and, as lay sprawling on the ground.said a friend who came to his assist ance: 'I thought I had improved in riding, but I find I have fallen off. ABOUT MARRYING. Occasionally young men of good cnaracter indulge ju' gloomydoubt concerning the average American women, but such doubts can easily be traced to disappointed affection, or perhaps it .may be produced by the horrors ot a cheao boardm: house. Marriage is sanctioned bv God and common sense. It is the only means whereby a young man in this age and country can hone to lead a respectable and cleanly life. But there are two classes of persons who are exempt lrom its joys and sorrows. If you, young man. are deaf. dumb, lame, blind and idiotic and 11 your ancestors have been such. or if you are so mean that your life is that of a friendless, snarling cur, and you feel that you could not be anything else, even to your wife. you can stand aside. 11 you, young man, have con ceiveu tnat ambition so common now-a-days, of being a "fast man:' if you have made up your mind to keepa fast horse and a concubine; if your idea ol happiness is to have your hands full of cards and your stomach lull of oysters; if you in short, have made your arrangements to go' straight to perdition, without change 01 cars, you'd better not marry, lou will spend the money that the honorable man lavishes on a home and its "light and life," on paintea creatures who drag your polluted name through every sink in the land; who will display the jew elry and gifts you have bestowed on them, and curse you with a glib, round oath lor a spoony and a tool. You, too economical to marry, will have plenty to spend on long-haired cut-throats, who will leave you at last, it may be, to die wifeless, amid the dust and cobwebs of the Fanny Fern. A TRUTHFUL SKETCH. Let a man fail in business, what a wonderful effect it has on his for mer friends and creditors! Men who have taken him by the arm, laughed and chatted with him by the hour, shrug up their shoulders "and pass him with a chilling 'how do you do? Every trifle of a bill is hunted up and presented that would not have seen da3light for months to come but for the misfortune of the debtor. If it is paid, well and good ; if not, the scowl of the sheriff, perhaps meets him on the corner. A man that never fails, knows but veiy little of human nature. In prosperit3" he sails, along gently wafted by savoring smiles and kind words from everybody-. He prides himself on his good name and. char acter, and makes his boast that lie has not an enemy in "the world. Alas! the change; he looks upon the world in a ditl'erent light when reverses come upon him. He hardry knows how to move or whether to do this thingorthe other for there are spies' about him. and a writ ready for his back. To understand of what kind of stutf the world is i made, a person must be unfortunate and stop pa3-mentonce in a life time. If he has. menus they will make themselves manifest. A failure is a moral seive; it brings out the wheat and shows the chaff. A man thus learns that words and pretended good-will do not constitute real friendship. PROFITABLE BOOK-KEEPING. 1 Who has bought the handsome saddle?' inquired a saddle and har ness maker of his loremau, upon coming into his shop and finding that a very handsome new saddle had disappeared. -'Indeed I cannot tell who-it was and the worst of it is, has not been paid for. I was very busy this morning, when a gentleman came in, asked the price of it, told me to charge it to his account, threw it in to his vehicle, and drove on betorc could ascertain his name. 1 am sure, however, he is one of our cus tomers, for hchas frequently-bought. articles here before. That s rather a puzzling case, really,' said the master scratching his head, 'and some mode must be devised to find out the purchaser and get the pay for the saddle. Ay! have it, John! Charge everyone of our customers, who have, ac counts open, with the saddle; those who didn't get it will, of course, re fuse to pay, and in that way we shall reach the right one. John did as he was ordered. A few "weeks after Christmas bills had been sent out, and the foreman was interrogated as to whether he had succeeded in finding out the pur chaser. ' It is impossible to say, sir,' he answered, 'for about fortyhave paid for it without saying a word. BEECHER'S IDEA OF A BOY. At twelve or fourteen certainly, a boy onght to be able to take care of himselt out ot doors, ueougntto be able to ride a horse, to climb the highest tree, to swim skillfully, to carry a gun satcly and use it aright, to be of such a manly disposition not to provoke attack, or, if wantonly as-sailed, to have such a courageous way of using himself as that the same miscreant will not choose to meddle with him the sec ond time. ZS'imble of hand, quick of foot,-strong of loins, patient of fatigue, loving of action for mere xurv. I his is the boy that the pious mother finds it hard to train hristianly, and when to this out ward freedom is added the self con trol which true religion gives, he will grow up such a man as the State needs as good men honor true women fervently love. a of CONUNDRUMS. Who killed the most poultry? Hamlet's uncle, for lie did murder most foul. Why is coffee like an axe with a dull edge? Because it has to be ground before it is used. Why is a Caterpillar like buck- heat cakes? Because it is the Grub that makes the Butter fly. Why is an egg underdone like an gg overdone? Because it is hardly done. Why is the height of ahorse giv in hands instead of feet? Be cause it is considered handier, ot course. Why is it dangerous to take a nap while the cars are in motion? Be cause the train runs over sleepers. to all 1 of Holmes Co. Republican, A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. Dedicated to tho interests of the Republican Party, to Holmes Comity, and to local and gen eral news. " Lanbach, White & Cunningham, KDITOSS. AND FKOrKIETORS. OFFICE Commercial Block, over lindane's Dry Goods More. MILLEHSBCRG, OIIIO. Terms of Subscription: One Tear fin advance) r r r Six months - - - - l'r r Too rrintlxis. The Republican Job Printing oisro ! of- e best furoislieil corntry offcej in th. Brevities. A-good time-to eat dinner When it lyrearfyT "J - - More people run for -office than reach it. Sickness of the body is often health of the soul. Some rather reflect truth than practice it. To pay great attention to trifles indicates a little mind. Idleness is the rust of the mind, and the blight of genius. He who marries for wealth, sefe his happiness for half price. Pride, perceiving humility honor able,- often borrows her cloak. Harmless mirth is a cordial against consumption of the spirits. A miss is greater than a mile of misters. What is the best corn extractor? A crow. Double you oh man! is woman. Latest Fashion for Evening Cos tume. The Close of da3. The mosquito, as a public singer. draws wellT but never gives satisfac tion. 3Ien are generally like wagons; they rattle prodigiously when there is nothing in them. An Iowa woman advertises for a husband, "Money no object, must be healthy and willing to work." A nervous Iburglar in Michigan was prevented from ransacking a lady's trunk the other night by com ing in contact with an artificial snake. Physicians recommend young la dies to form walking clubs. This is a matter in which steps should be taken. An American traveler savs that when the Rev. Mr. Spurgeon. of London, gets excited he "howls like wilderness' Patrick Kellser has been sentenced at Boston, to two years in the State Prison for an intention to engage in a prize fight. A would-be wit asked his uncle if the tolling of a bell did not put him in mind of his approaching end. "No, sir,' he replied, 'but' the rope puts me in mind of yours.' HOW PINS ARE MADE. It is better than a chapter iu the Arabian Nights to go into a watch. or pin or button factory in these days. Here for instance, is the story how brass wire is turned into pins: Ihe inn machine is one of the" closest approaches that mechanics have made to the dexterity of the human hand. A small "machine about the bight of a ladies' sewing machine, only much strongcr,stands before vou. On tho side at th back, a light, belt descends from a long shaft at the ceiling, that drives all the ma chines, ranged iu rows on the floor. On the left side of our machine, hangs on a small peg a small reel of wire, that has been straightened by running through a small compound system of small rollers. The wire descends, and the end en ters the machine. This is the food consumed by the snappish.voracious little dwarf. He pulls it in and bites it off by the inches, incessantly 140 bites to the minute. Just as he seizes each bite,a saucy little hammer, with a concave face, hits the end of a wire three times, and "upsets" it to a head, while he grips it in a countersunk hole with his teeth. With an outward thrust of his tongue, he then lays the pin sideways in a groove across the rim of a small wheel that slowly revolves just under his nose. By the external .pressure of a stationary.hoop, these pins roll in thrir plncps " "y - ""Tif"l 1111- der two series of small files, three in each. These files grow finer to wards the end of the series. They lie at a slight inclination on the pins, and, by a series of cams, levers and springs, are made to play like light ning. Thus the pins arc dropped in a little shower in a box. Twenty-eight pounds is a 'day's work for one of these jerking little automatons. Two very intelligent machines reject every crooked pin. even the slightest irregularity of form being detected. Another assorts half a dozen lengths in as many boxes,all at once, and unerringly, when a careless op erator has mixed the contents of boxes from various machines. Lastly, a perfect genius of a 111:1 chine hangs the pins by the head.in inclined platform." through a many slots as there arc pins in a row of paper. The slots converge into the exact space spaning t he length of row. L'lulerthcmrunsttie stripor pin paper. A barb like part of the machine catches one pin from each of the slots as it falls, and by one move ment sticks them through the cor rugated ridges in the paper, from which they are to be picked by tajwr lingers in boudoirs, under all sort human circumstances. - - - WATCH KEYS. More injury is done to watches by with an unsuitable key than is gen erally supposed. When not prop erlv fitted it slips on, giving the whole train of wheel work a overv trom recoil: its ettects on the watch is similar to that produced on the wearer, when he sits down 011 a which is about four inches lower than he expected. After a low such shocks, in winding it will be found .slip back occasionally, and unless timely repairs are made it will some time go down with a crack, that will involve an expenso of several dol lars to repair as it should be. A kev. brass, properly fitted, is the best: kev, with sott steel pipe is next best, and a ban! steel kev worst ol" all. The soft kev will not spoil your watch, for if cither give way it will be the key, leaving tne square the watch perfect. Hardenedkeys will not yield to wear, conseqnently the watch must, and if the winding sriuare be spoiled, no poor workman can replace it properly, and a good one only at a considerable expense. Experience will prove keys to be cheaper than winding squares.