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M. E. CHURCH,
6. A. HUGHES, ASTOVVICE
Sabbatli at - o'clock, A. M , and 7 clock,
tyatTrrafer Meeting Thursday evening
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVERY OTHTSR SABBATH, AT
i o'clock A. M. .fraycr Mowing QTery
JToesdaj evonlnr. - Ke. M. P. for"n;.
'tailor . ' (" -
U. P. CHURCH,
RBV. W. K. GIBSOS, PASTOR. HOURS
Serrice at UK o'clock, a.". fealth school
itlUcUt, A. H. l'rarer . Tuure
day evenings ntlX o'clock. .
REV. A. 8.m.nbLLASI, PAfiTORjMORX
- trrf sorrioe at 11 o'clock.' bal.lath school
tsii o'clock. Evening sorrlce i o'clock.
Praver meeting ererj- Wctlnesdaj evening at
THo'dork. - . -- - i
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH
8ESVICES EVERT SABBATH AT 1 O'
aloct, A . bonday Scbool at 9. J. l. Xnn
. CKILXBUCK LODGE I. . O.
PHZH!! Ho. 81,
k Meets everyTueadav
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F.NCSSBAL'M, V.ti. : .
G. Giuei, &'.
Spirt Lodge, No. 126, F. & A. Maont.
Stated Communications June th. July 4th.
Augost 8th, September 5th, October 3d, October
, MUlerburg Chapter, No. 86, R. A. M.
RegolarConvocations Jnnelsth, Julvlltli,
August 15th, September lith, October 10th, No
Tember 7th, Deoember 5th. .
- J. A. ESTILt, H.P.
Railway Time Tables.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R.
TJTN'E 89th, 1873. ,
No. 5. I No. 7. Ho. S.
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4.00 " 6.40 " 0.40 "
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. Ft, Wayne,
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No. 4, No. S, No. tk No. a,
N'gtEx Past Ex PacEx Wail.
Chicago. S.20pm 0.90am 6.30pm 5.15a.m
Plymouth, 1.10a.m li.(Hpm &55 " 9.15 "
Ft, Wayne, 4.01) " i 9.00 - 11.15 " ISJllpm
Lima, . , e.40 " 4.07 1.18a.m S.45 "
Forest, 4 8.1U4? 6J18 . 4J H.
Crestline.nr 10.10 IU0 " 4.05 " C.35 "
Crestline.lT lO.aoajn 6.50 i)a.m
Mansflcld, 11.00 a 7.19 " 4.) " S.40
Orrrille, l.Olpml 9.S0 " 6.37 " I o.lfi "
Alliance, t- 110.55" ai6 "-M1.0U
Rochester, 4.53 " 10.40" 2.41-pm
Pittsburg, .00 H I JSOa.m 11.45 " 4.00"
No, l,J)ily except Monday; Hos. i, 4, . 7,
and 8 Bail except Sunday; Nos. t and 6,.
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F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Pas, Agent.
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Pas, Agent. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
Leave Monnt Vernon,-
l.ll A. M.
7.8(1 " .
' 7.58 "
19 K P.M.
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. 622 " .,
. " uamuter, - . ; i i ;
i Howard, ' J
" Gann, ,
" Black Creek,
- Millersburg, S5M A. MT
" HolmesviUe,--' 638 "
" ' Frederioksbnrg, 5:61 "
r " T Apple CeeJk-. 6K
" Marshallvlile, 7:10 "
' Clinton, 737 "
" Akron, 8SI6 "
" Hudson, 8:47 "
Arr. at Cleveland, 10:23 "
4:05 P. M.
. ; : 8:59 A. M.
'! 10:45 s "
' 11:40 '" -
Marsharlville, 1935 P. M.
Apple Creek, 915 "
Fredericksk'rg, 9:SS " ?
Holmesville, , -
Millersbarn. 335 '
Arr. at Mount Vernon, 7:13
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R. C. RUED
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY. Physicians.
Drs. POMERENE & "WISE,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. MILLERS.
burg, Ohio. Office Hours Wednesdays,
from 1 to 8 o'clock r. v., and on Saturdays
iron o'oioek A. . to 3 o clock r. m. mu
W. C. STOUT, M. .
U ErC5. IV r JCa. DAaillii, ATI. 1m XVyAj.V
tic Pi.v8ici.Ma And Surtreon. Oxford. Holmes
County, Obio. Special atteiicioa ivea to
free. Oflice hours from V A. H. to 3 P. on
Tuesdays tutd batardays. 3Sil3
P. P. POMEREXE, 3L D., '
PHYSICIAN AXD SCEGEON',
OUIO. v J r. .,; - . -: - Uf
- . . W. M. ROSS, M. :
PHTSICIAS AND SURGEON, MILLERS
bnrg, Ohio. Oflice First door west of Cor.
ner formerly occupied bv Mulvane. Resi
dence, second door south of T. B. RailTs
corner. Onice days, Wednesday and Satur
day afternoons. ltf
DR. S. WLLSOX,
PHYSICIAK AND SURGEON, OFFICE AND
Residence, Vest Liberty Street, Wooster, O.
All accounts considered due as 6oon as servi
ces are rendered. , , - St
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J. G. BIGHAM, M.
B tTVCTfil A BV CTTmraTS a7fW 1ITT I rDonr'Tin
ra i oiviAii aw d t uva f in au lie, us i u nu,
Ohio. Omoe and Kattidjica, at South part of
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k G. W. EVERETT,' " 4
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MIXLERSBCBG,
? H. D. McbOArELL,'
ATTORNEY AT LAW. MTLLERSBURQ, O
Office Second floor in McDowell's building
west of the Court House. . ltf
JOHN W. V0RIIE3, . . -
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MILLERSBURG, O.
Omoe over the Book Store. ltf
A. J. BELL,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIONS
promptly made. Oflice above Long, Brown
(Jo-'s Bank. ltf
3. & J. HUSTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. MILLF.EftnrTRH. O.
Collections promptly attended to. Office op-
X. J. DUE It. D. F. F.WIXQ.
, . . DUER&EWIXG,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND NOTARIES
Punllo- omce, t story of Farmer Building,
Millersburg, Ohio. 40v3tf
COURTNEY A APPLETON,
Corner Main A Depot Streets,
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pl M Political ami Family Journal, Devoted, to the Interests of Holmes County, and Local ami General Intelligence.
MlLLERSBUKG, HotiTES COUNTY, .0., THURSDAY, AuiGUST 28.1873. .
3., Tol. IV, No. 2. .
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IY urrOJIEEOT, "
MEcnANICAL OPERATIVE DENTIST,
OSirO in jpgin!M:n iuiKiiDg, inn i
well cifiuung a ture.
T. L. PIERCE,
Conuoereinl Block, OTerSkonv'l
Photography. Dentists. Hotels.
ORRVILLE, d, KORTH OF LL DEPOT,
b. KbJfHAA. nrop r. Train going nona
in too awing 4op trty minaws 4k
breakfatt. The Ilurd Home is fitted np
in nrst-elass style, and t one of tbe best
houses on the P- W C. K. R. Oonntry
people will nn.l it to tnetr interest Ut stop at
A J. IIAJaPSOX. -Pitiirielnr Panscngan
conveyed to and from the Cars, freeof charge,
anr-tieneral .Stare uOice. Ill
WEST END MAIX STREET, MIX.LERS-
biirg. thto. JOUH
This House I. in
:ood order, naa its gnesu
Dlien1 upuwltt riMMigei Depot,
At the junction or the P-, F. W. C. B. R. and
stvle. is now open to the public, and will be
reaily, on the arrival of trains, either day or
STlf E. l)OX ASTER, Proprietor
Photography. Dentists. Hotels. C. D. BEEGLE,
Plain A. Ornamental
Work warrantetl. All order promptly ex
ecuted. Ordeta to be le at J. MI I.V AMI'S
PRO VISIONS, Jke.
:. - AND !.!.'.-
TTTOBXD reppectrally annoance to the citi-
that he is prepared to do all work in his line
Harness j Made. :to Order
n' h thft riirht: tor this count? for the
PONS' ATKNT TUG BL'UKLK, which is su
perior to all others. 1
ajr3one DUt me uesc wummeu caipiu;ju.
E. H. STRUBBE.
Berlin, Aug. 90, 1879. . . ltf
Shreve Tailor-; Sliop.
Bas remOTCHt East of Depot, where he wW
Garments Cheap !
CUT GARMKHTS OK SHORT NOTICbV
Everv article warranted to fit and give en
"W. O. FTi l N
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( ( WnCo.Ohio
Robert C Maxwkll
John T. Mutill
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Before vou buy. go and see what a nice stock
JJJ MM. E lit M. O 1. 1.. um.vv. ' ,,, I
. : r--iv.'(jl -1. . '
- i '-i Sterfvoscopes
Inrl iw MnTinfiiil Ihnt. van rjin to better to
Don't r,Youa,See ?
GROCERIES; r PROYISrON!
1 r Mf?atr,lilaiketj ui
;.;r it. IH'il -tf )!':;
I would respectrullr Announce that I keep
ooostatitly nn liandaYoodcnpplycr " ' - ' '
4 vvisimi t.5. w"
at low figures. FRESH MEATS of all kinds
can ue nail uauy.
AT ALL HOURS. ' .: :
Main Street, opposite tbe Book Store.
Uhi WM. H. GARD
HAVING PURCHASED THE GROCERY
and Provision Store of C. F. Leety, Main
MTeet, and having refitted the rootnlrtqgood
stybnand awkM Jartas w neeteek and is
now iveuaral t leniWi all who stay favor
him tu tneit pttrenage aviHi every tlig in
uis pic Vi srairicii aa I l , 1 I
Canned Fruits, vf igtv
- &c. fte. a5. &c.
AU of wbkh will be sold at the
'. m , a a a
He also keeps the very best brands of
Wines and Liquors,
Snitabl for medicinal purposes, which he will
not e illy the drink. .
Give biia a call when y6n want anything In
1 CHARLES HOSE.
At the old "Heraer Corner."
fillers tor,r. A. lianx. -T ,WX
IIas-DrbMd the- MlllerWinr Mitta d
now in n-evlmes. to accomuotlate all who may
favor hiitt with
The Mill is one of the very best, and noef-
ioa wuj oe sparea upwMue uisufm
Kept SuStantfy Mi "lialih." 1 Hlglfeat' market
price pai:i ior
All Kinds of Grain.
f ,;f- r -"f"
Miirersbnrg.O. - 94tr
j Q r
Idlerslnirg ;. Lime ' Kilfi !
1 MILE BAST OF TOWN,
ON THE MAXWELL FARM. '
THE undersigned would repectfally an
nounce to the public that they have con
stantly nn nana, at their kiln, a superior qual
And are prepared to fill all orders promptly.
In. MCCKER at BURNET.
A. S. LOTVTIIER,
FASHIONABLE TAILOB !
Jackson St, Millersbprg. O.
Above MartDctri Clothing htore.
ALL work entrasted in tiis hands, will be
made up in the latest "Btyle.niogt durable
manner, and guaranteed so ive entire satis
faction in every ciwe. Ofve him a trial.
We are also agent for the Howe Sewing Ma
chine, and keep on hand Needles, Fixtures and
findings; on by tae iwme or nw.
bu j a. a. Lun inLtt.
Ve ltoaiit' mpeatfuny invite ttieattention of
the public t air f . . h -i . , t .
IITraiiaTi ITTRfloTii !i i
e have a ftill snimlv of plants on hand.
Tbotie wishing to purchase plants will do well
to give us a call. We also furnish )ilants and
For the term ol three years, warranting them
to grow, and warranting a good stand for the
0NE DOLLAR PER ROD"!
pie oi iioimes ana xucarawas counties ior
their large patronage, and those wishing to
nave a .
GOOD HEDGE FENCE !
Will do well to give ns the job, as we are ex
perienced in the business of Hedge Growing,
and cso aake Ffaoe It 4nl years niflicient
to turn any block, and on any soil . Parties get
ting 1000 Jlods oi i Ore t :$Q2per
Gilt JU tmtVffiVaOU
We haw remored from Walnntcreek to
Shanesville, Tuscarawas Col, where we willbc
happy to attend to all orders. r , t . n
E. M. TROYER,
'' Shanesville, O.
A1.Perdsv Agents wanted ev
wlw U0 Wt--Wry where. Partwulart free.
a. 11. j;l.aiia. x, iuq at. iouis. jio. sjyi
TvA perday! Agents wanted! Allc
r O lU -si"scs ol WorkiitBr ucople.ot either
vniitt'mar a-iil ntfi:t inairo monHrut flrk sViS lis
in their 9fwrmuinenSb, or all die (inie tlnta at
an-tliiMg else. Particulars fntt.ATklreft Ur
4 . ' .1 ,t i- : i I? y i r.
e vi ; v. w
XSSTAKTAXKOUS Relief and Sound Ke-
X freshing Sleep Guaranteed by using my
It acts instantly, relieving the paroxysm im
mediate! v.and enabling the imtient to lie down
and sleep. I suffereii nm this disease twelve
years, but suffer no more, and work and sleep
as well as any one. y arranteu 10 relieve 111
the worst case, bent bv mail on receiut oi
price. One dollar per box. Auk your druggist
lortU o CHAi B-HCICST,
f3rt)iiaXrejcesf Sid 1 atesrGoo
in the Market
Grand Rush, at Faint Valley.
Zfavinar Imtitrht ont J. B. Phillitrt. werill
h&vti the exclusive trade of this ttlnce, and to
show the people of this and surrounding vicin-
itrinat we are in earnest uu roeaaonisiucss,
we are sellinr our goarib away down at tuelow
posdiuje uving pnaes. a
. s -' - i f -
Hats and Caps,
Hoots and Shoes,
Ready - Made Clothing, fcc.
Prints 10 cii. per yard. u : J".
Itelainea 18ctn. tier ynrA.
res Goods at Bottom Prices.
Klue assortment of White iitKuH.
Bleached MunMn Wet. ier yard.
Men's Cotton Hoe. Cuts. er pair.
Women's liibbed IJosa, 15cts. per pair.
Plow Points kept cnnstantlr on hand.
H ighest market prke paid forcanntry pao
JOHN SPENCER & SOU,
Paint Valley, Ohio. "
THE PLATONIC THEORY.
BY SUE CHESNUTWOOD.
can'elf tp J-oa oi Bif self, and vigoaoug-
ly, and healthiiT, and indnstrlotuly, Tor
I Item SsrwoOsail fota aead. o A
. Thus wmta Max Hufaler to his friend
Win Harmon, in the words of Goetbe
in a letter to his early love, Katbehen
Aa lie sealed the envelope, Hiss Gem-
thrie passed through the room. . Her
straw: "hat was poshed back from her
dark brow. Her lace shawl fell grace
fully from iier shoulders slid she bad a
rel! ef -nosic in her hand: -
. She had evidently just entered the
house, and come to tbe drawing-room
for tbe purpose of trying soma new
music, in case she found the apartment
unoccupied. Such was his very prob
able premise, she had turned, abruptly
and left the room the moment she dis
covered him. He wondered if that girl
iik-ea to teach, and if It was necessary.
It hardly seemed possible (or Jher toilet
Madam .Lagrange s bouse was univer
sally known to be a yery high priced
ne, taking ia that sorff of Jozy orit
eu aristocracy woo spenu tnree seasons
of the year in a fashionable city board
ing house, and tbe fourth at watering
places. Then, too, she must have a fine
apa'rtwant, for;it was directly next to
his, aud the windows were handsomely
draped, as "he had noticed from the
stages Tlfat 'robin 4n -Itself must cost
the girl a- urotur auw. Of course she
could not be 'dependent on her own re
sources. She probably took a few pu-
nHnfntl."n,naavr. I7. t V I J ff
i r j 7 4 at 1 ; f
'iere was mis eooi, ' noncnaiant Mas
Uuliler lazily leaning back in a sleepy
hollo aiul.spsculatinz. on .the. ways
and means of this handsome music
feather, wii&'tiiose- words of -GoeUia's
fresh lrom hia ptu, ; So much for hn
mau consistency! , .. , . ,
But one word of this man. Uine
years ago, In coming of age, be had in
herited a large property. The same
year that gave him a right Over his prop
erty made him a college graduate, thus
giringtim a; right over, bis time, He
deaertilined to devota both Said Wtealth
and said Lime to tbe pursuit of pleasure.
For five years he and this Will Hurston
bad travelled, following every clue that
seemed to lead to enjoyment. "LivirigJ
fmJiiu,S Tallianrjnott: rlir whU
you Hv vbvtirWrrow yoT'le,' HieirH
religion. At tlie end of those five years
coming back to their native land, they
parted.,- .Frojsi that time thir paths la-
verged. One married and settled, the
other settled without marrying; hence
the different raciaUsJ -' The former,
through the influence of a true, noble
wife, had learned to take an earnest
view of life, seeing all Its great and
pure . possibilities, and reg-j-d-ing
woman as tba symbol of
all that -is beautiful ,agJ holyy The
other became a distrustful cynic. He
utterly doubted woman, scarce trusted
an, -and, in Ltet, diduct even, believe
himself, so inconsistent and unreli
able had be found that same self to be,
since each day of his life seemed a di
rect contradiction of every preceding
day.'' He 'had no religious belief; he
"denied everything, and Insisted upon
proof." "That there was a creative
powerTe did not question, but was a"
wont to say that this power spent itself
in that one act creation, since it cast
its creatures adrift, to take care of
themselves, as the mother leaves her
foundling on tht most conTentent door
step.'. Woman he- termed synony mous
with frivolity, and considered their sole
sinif toaPtss,: and i4irt, and : faarry.
Even the most talented ronsecrated her
ability to this same end. So for the
past three years he had foresworn so
ciety, and tle'voted his energies "to his
He had not even heard from bis
former friend far yihr,ifntU a mw clays
previous to the.opealn'g of our story,
when be bad received a letter, a scrap
from whose answer , we have tran
A half an hour later, when the gong
as sounded for dinner, Mar Muhlcr
was still In the sleepy hollow. He had
been lost lir -a -reverie, living over the
past, when Will and he were bosom
friends, and, contrasting the) ')0?t2
picture of present happiness with home,
and wife,and "children", with' his own
aimless existence. As the gong sonn
ded, he looked jincredulousljE. at his
watch, then went np to his room. Just
as he reached his door,' Miss Gunthrie
passed Mdv with Jier vidowed aunt,
the sad little old lady who shared her
room, leaning on her arm. He stood
with bis key ia the lock,' until "they had
passed down stairs. It was the first
time he had turned to took after a wo
man for at least three years. i
Miss Gunthrie looked unusually hand
some in a white grenadine, with a jet
cross diamond stndded at her throat.
He fell to speculating again as to her
possible manner of living, as he entered
his room. Probably rthe old lady was
wealthy, and tbe girl's teaehing.was a
whim. She may liavo imbibed the spir
it of the age, 'and considered it grand
and heroic to have a sphere. .
He was still thinking of her when he
entered tins dining-room, aiiti found his
place next to hers at the table, the gen
tleman who had sat between them hav
ing left for Saratoga.
She seemed by nature reserved, al
most reticent, He had; boarded in the
house six months. She and the sad lit
tle old lady had been there he did not
know how long before him, yet her ac
quaintance with ' every one, as well as
with himself, seemed limited to the
mere conventionalities that etiquette
demanded. Madam Lagrange was the
only one who appeared at all acquaint
ed with them. The fussy Americanized
French woman regarded them with es
pecial favor, , Max Mulder had passed
her a number of times as she was seek
ing admittance at Miss Gnnthrie's door.
That evening as be sat down to din
ner, Miss Gunthrie acknowledged his
immediate neighborhood by a frank
smile and some trivial remark about
"all the world going a-pleasurlng,'
then gave all her attention to her aunt.
Max Mubler ate bis dinner iu silence,
quite ignoring all efforts for conversa
tlon made by the talkative doctor op
posite, who had been in the habit of de
pending on this one who had gone a
pleasuring, and had naturally fallen
back on the man who had bis place.
Tbe doctor was wont to freely discuss
the political, moral, and physical issues
of the hour. Max Muhle was mental
ly occupied with a more difficult theme,
namely, analyzing a smile into its de
ponent part-1ts frankness, its Infinite
suggestiveness, its- touch of sadness at
that word pieuurtijr,aud its rare, nsme-
Le&s charm, of which none of these
bore any past. LtziiKO -- i' .' - . w
He became possessed with a desire to
see It again, and fell to wondering "if
the conceited puppy whose place he
Was occupying had often been favored
with such." Suddenly' those words of
Goethe's that he had just written to
Will. Hurston presented themselves
"for I have no: woman in my head."
He followed it with an answer, accom
panied by a quick, cynical sneer at tbe
equivocation, "It is not a woman, bat a
smile." He never waited for dessert,
so now with this thought he abruptly
lift the table. 1 Miss Gunthrie did not
eat dessert either. He had been accus
tomed to see her pacing up and down
the hall, waiting for her aunt to finish.
A man, especially an unmarried man,
at thirty, always has his habits. One
of Max Mulder's was to sit on the bal
cony after dinner au j read the evening
paper, i Until to-night he bad given no
heed toMissGunthrie's walking; it had
been a part of tbe daily routine.. ; But
now be was fully, (conscious esery time
her light footstep neared the door. :mi'j.
Fiesently a flower girl came up the
steps selling bouquets.- That was an
other of his habits, buying a bouquet
joat at this hour. Flower girl discovered
this, and was always pnnctnal. " To
night be selected a larger one than runi-
al,made np of tuber-roses and helio
tropes. When the girl, .had left, be sat
idling a moment, .then with an odd
smile at himself stepped to the front
door..,,;;.; i; , - --ij i
Miss Gunthrie had but just turned to
repace the hall. - Max- Mubler stood
watching her. Her carriage, the poise
of her head, the very , sweep of her
white dress, '.were characteristio
strength, decision, and grace combined.
When she turned, she saw him, but
still advanced as she had done each
tune. She might have turned aside and
entered the drawing-room from affec
tation', or a fear lest this very eligible
gentleman should think she sought him.
Oddly enough, this Max Mubler, who
had scarcely looked at a woman for
three 'years,' "had begun td: study the
handsome music teacher. Had ' s,ue
turned, she would have disappointed
him. Having no such intention, she
uever thought of being suspected, so
came quite to the door. As she did so,
lie presented the flowers, saying : ,
"These are in a certain sort a sug
gestion of whence they came."
She thanked him, with that rare smile
again. This time it held still another
quality a sudden surprised delight;
part at tbe flowers, part -at the kind
ness. . '! ! '-.i
It was desire to see the smile that had
prompted the act. Max Mubler gener
ally got what he wanted.
" Tou have not been out of town this
season?" he said, by way of leading to
conversation.' " "
No, it was quite Impossible. The
tone told that before that decision of
impossibility had been arrived at, there
had been a bard struggle. .. ' . ',
Some ot her music scholars bad prob
ably remained in the city, and her fool
ish, whim had made her think site must
stay' too; He had taken several rests,
of a week at a time, down at Long
Branch.' It was selfish in her to keep
the old lady, her aunt, in the city all
the long hot summer, just to gratify her
caprice, he thought, glad to find some
thing to cavil at. Xo beauty would
survive close confinement and no pleas
uring. Max Mubler, with all his dis
trust; of woman, had a keen Tove for
a beautiful, face.,. He was wont to say,
sneeringly, that it was woman's best
gift. Now he fell to wondering how
Miss Gunthrie would look ou the bluffs
at Long Branch, with a sea wind flut
tering her graceful robes, and blowing
fresh in her handsome face.: It was
this wondering, together with a certain
contempt for lier supposed selfishness,
that prompted his discourteous remark.
If you would not go away for your
own sake, you should have done so for
your aunt's.""'7' 1 '" r'1 '
The color rushed to her very brow,
then died out, leaving her very pale.
The flush had been 1n answer to "his
tone, the pallor for a sudden fear.' ' "
" You think she is not looking strong?
that sbe is ill ?" .... ,.
He took a selfish delight in watching
her .varying expression, and was about.
to try it further when the old lady
stepped from the dining-room into the
ball. She left him instantly with a lit
tle bow, and went-to meet her. He
watched . her ; draw her band through
her arm, and lead ber toward the stairs;'
then went back to his seat on the bal
cony and his paper.
He did not read, however. The steady
current of his thoughts and the quiet
monotony of his life had been disturb
ed that day by his letter from Will Hurs
ton and the handsome music teacher.
He was watching the passersby, tbe
gay, elegant equipages rolling home
from the park; and the slow plodding
of this world's foot passengers on the
pavement. "The stream of life flows
sluggishly of a September night in the
great city. ' After a While the sound of
voices In the drawing-room window,
directly outside of which he sat, miug-
gled with the sounds upon the pave
ment. It was Mndaui Lagrange talk'
ing to one of her new boarders. He
recognized the voices. It had. grown
quite dark. Over Madison Square the
bright stars were shining, and a pleas
ant breeze was rustling the trees iu the
little park, . He had fallen into a sort of
reverie, ot which the voices were a
part.' Suddenly the half-dreamy mon
otone for such It had grown to him
was broken by a name Miss Gunthrie
The words that followed came so quick
ly and so distinctly, he heard them ere
he was conscious of listening. . ,
"A musio teacher! is it possible?
Certainly not from necessity ?" , .
" Yes, she entirely supports herself
and her. aunt. They have nothing to
depend on, save her efforts."
"Indeed!. Aud she does it so hand
'Well jou see she is a finished musician,
and commands eighty dollars per quar
ter. All her time is occupied. Then
site receives a large salary at Madam
's seminary for instructing tlin en
tire school for one hour; a day iu sing
ing. And besides, she sings at St.
for a salary of one thousand. Yon see
she was highly educated. ' ner hncle
took her when a baby, her parents be
ing dead. I met them in Paris when
he was two year old, and came to this
country with them.1"1 That wras twefftyJ
font years -igo." tSIadarn'' Lagrange
cTH not think it necessary to add thelri
formatlon that sbe "had come over In
capacity of nurse to this same Miss
Gunthrie.) Her uncle was 'one of the
wealthiest men in Chicago. He died
insolvents however, about fbur years
ago. They saved a -few hundreds, and
came here to me. I wanted to help
them by giving them cbeap board, but
Miss Gunthrie. is very proud, and would
not have the slightest reduction. : She
went right to - work, and ability, you
know, always commands its price.'
She bas unusual energy," said the
new boarder, and added, with woman's
usual manner of seeing out of a diffi
culty, "What a pity it is she don't mar
ry! . Sbe is very handsome;"
Madam Lagrange sighed a sigh of
pleasure. Here was a chance to tell a
love story, and if there was one thing
above another madam loved, it was to
recount the' love affairs of ber friends.
"Ah,. weltT.'her aunt told me all
about -that. , . She trn , betrothed, but
when the crash came, with her usual
pride she offered instantly to release the
gentleman. And do you think he was
little enough to accept the release ?''.
" The scoundrel !" said Max Muhler,
between hie teeth. . He did not seem to
know he was listening, j
The loquacious landlady went nn only
having waited for the new boarder's
exclamation of contempt.' - :'v' ' '
" Her aunt told- me,' with tears, that
she did not believe she would ever mar
ry, It had so entirely destroyed her
faith in mau. Why she refused 4 very
good offer only this last week. That is
the reason the gentleman who has been
sitting next to her at table left so sud
denly for Saratoga.'.'
'The presumptuous puppy !" growled
Max Muhler, on the balcony; then ris-;
ing abruptly, he took his bat from the
hat-stand and went out into the park,
with no visible; object- An hour later,
when be came back to the house, this
thought was the result of his solitary
cogitatuu:. "5Ahas no faith in man,
and never intends to marry; I have no
faith in woman,' and never intend to
marry. Why tan not we- two be friends ?1
The next day when he came home to
dinner, he reached tbe front doer just
as Miss Gunthrie and her aunt drove
up in' a pleasant open carriage. The
old lady's face was brighter and hap
pier than ever he bad seen it. and she
came up the steps without waiting for
her niece's assistance. Miss Gunthrie
had stopped to pay the driver, and Max
Muhler put his band in bis pocket and
made a quick move as if to go down tbe
steps; then, with an odd curve to his
cynical lips, offered his arm to the old
lady instead, and escorted her up stairs
to her very door.. It was pretty to see
the look of gratified wonderment on
the wrinkled face at this little act.' On
his way down, he met Miss Gunthrie.
She thanked him, with a slight flush on
her dark cheeks, adding quickly "I
think she looks better" already; ' Don't
your" " ;:!'-. ' : ' "' ' '
His unbelieving face was very much
in earnest. She would hardly have
known this Max Muhler for "the cyni
cal boarder," as she had been wont
mentally to term bim, just as we all
have characteristic appellations for ev
ery one who comes into ourlife, wheth
er we feel any interest in them or not.
He put his hand on ber shoulder to de
tain her. then said : .
"Miss Gunthrie, will you come down
on the balcony a few moments ? I want
to talk with you."
She went at once, with just a savor
of surprise in her manner. When there,
he placed a chair for her, and then
stood beside: her, his hand resting on
the back of said chair, thus by his prox
imity causing her to look up as he talk
ed. Yon would never have suspected
that be thought the dark, npturned face
handsome. There was not the slight
est admiration palpable in his tone; it
was as frank as if he had Treen her
"Miss Gunthrie, yesterday I misjudg
ed you, and wronged you. i Will you
accept my apology ?'',.: , , ,.. . , ,; : . ; , .
She did so,- honestly .acknowledging
thereby, that she knew he Owed Her
such an apology. He looked pleased,
and for a moment was silent, then
said: "''- ' " ' " ' -
"Until last night I always supposed
you wealthy, and thought you taught
merely from a ! whim ; now I know
your whole history." A proud color
flushed her cheeks, yet she did not
seem angry, nor yet; curious as to how
he had learned it. She simply accepted
the fact as he gave it. . "Miss Gunthrie,
I admire you more than- any woman 1"
ever met. I almost believe in you," he
said. The color did not deepen in tbe
least at that, though she looked pleased.
He went on: "Turn about is but fair
play. If it will not bore you unendor-
ably, I will tell you about myself," and
begavoher a brief sketch of his lite,
with his hand still on the back of her
Just as he had finished, the song
sounded. She arose hastily, thanking
bim with a look of pleasure for his un
sought confidence. Again he put his
band detainingly on ber shoulder.
"Miss Gunthrie, you have of late said
that you never intend to marry ?"
She nodded assent. ,
"And I have said the same." She
stood coolly, quietly listening., "Miss
Gunthrie,. are you willing to help me
test the truth of a, Platonic friend
ship?';., ; i.
The voice that replied was half-amus
ed, but wholly frauk. "l am." And
they shook hands over it, then went in
to the house.'. f: -n.n! .:-'ii' '.
A few moments fitter, Madam La
grange and her table full of fashionable
boarders opened their eyes as wide as
was consistent' with good manners, as
Max Muhler, the generally acknowl
edged woman-avoider, courteously es
corted Miss Gunthrle's aunt to the din
ner table. Miss Gunthrie was late; so
late, in fact that she had not finished
her dinner until her aunt was through
her dessert. So she went immediately
to her room with the old lady.
About nine o'clock there was a knock
at her door. She opened it, and a ser
vant handed her a . note. She read It
with an expression half amused, half
please 1. This "cynical boarder" was
certainly a new phase of life. ; ..
There is a pleasant air on the bal
Simply that. Her aunt had retired
She threw a scarf about her shoulders
and went down. ' He was standing In
the front door, evidently waiting for
her. When she joined Wm, he led the
way on fo"the: balcony, .There were a
numDcr mere enjoying tire coo i evening
bree. L He walked -quite pa9t tticm to
tbe further end of tbe balcony, where,
a trifle removed lrom the others, were
two vacant -chairs. - He offered her one,
then sat down directly opposite, to her.
They talked for full two hours. They
had visited the same places in the Old
World, and had read the same books, and
as Max Mahler said, with an odd bit of a
smile, that though they had not known
it, their lives, and their thoughts had
been running in the same channel for
years. Sbe was an earnest, original, in
telligent talker, and where they differed
sustained her arguments with force and
ability.- In conversation her handsome
face was. a study, a sort of perpetual
Surprise in, its many expressions. It
changed with every feeling. Max Muh
ler watched, it with a. new fascination.
The . light from the drawing-room
streamingout upon her; brought her in
to fall relief. - As she talked her hands
lay clasped in herlap. He bod his usual
bouquet, fastened in his 'buttonhole.1
Once when she was speaking -earnestly,,
he took It out and quietly .laid it en the
clasped hsnds. he broke quite off from ,
what she was saying to thank him, her
whole face flashing with that rare smile
again.' She was the first on the balcony
to make the move to go into tke house.
When she had arisen, he said, in his odd,
abrnpt way : , . ; . , i :
"Miss Gunthrie, we are ail creatures
of habit. , Can you not make it a habit
toco me here every evening without be
ing sent for" ' .
She agreed to do'sb,with'alight,mer-
ry laugh, and left him, With her smile,
arid her voice, and her presence haunt
ing him long after she had gone. . He
was the very last to go in. The house
was perfectly still. The lights were all
out, save a dim one in the hall left for
him.' He closed the door, and drew out
his "watch. V It was one o'clock. There
was an odd curve to his proud lips.
"For I have no woman in my head. "The
words flashed across his mind as clear
ly, as sarcastically as if from the lips of
some avenging imp. He met them in a
cool, speculative way," ""Merely a Pla
tonic friendship,"and extinguishing the
light, went np stairs; ' 1 ''.-" " '
After that a fall, a winter, and a
spring went by, and again it was sum
mer. In these many months they had
termed themselves Damon and Pythias,
and David aud Jonathan. ' They had
found infinite companionship and varie
ty In each other's intellect,' and each
strong, selfsustaiued nature had experi
enced a sort of pleasurable excitement
incoming in contact with tbe other.
He, at first, called her Miss Gunthrie,
she, with characteristic frankness, al
ways spoke his name as he had written
it that night when he sent his first note
Max Muhler. These very appella
tions were symbolical of the friendliness
of their relation, and the entire seclus
ion of any stronger sentiment, for if a
woman lores that love instantly creates
a certain reticence or shyness that quite
forbids repeating the Christian name of
the man sbe loves ; and when a man be
comes subject to the same overpowering
passion, his first impulse is to drop tbe
conventional Miss, and make the given
name, in its very utterance, a sort of
perpetual of that love.
At the very beginning they bad each
known - the others history, hence all
chance for misunderstanding had been
done away with. In the true Platonic
spirit they had honestly acknowledged
to liking each other.aud there had been
a wonderful charm in the very ac
knowledgement. For almost a year
they bad spent every evening together.
They had read tbe same books; all their
pleasures had been in common. After
the first ride, Miss Gunthrie never had
the opportunity of taking ber aunt an
other. Max Muhler owned his own
turnout, and it came to the door for the
old lady every pleasant morning, " That
was the only point that-ever -brought
them near a rupture, for Miss Gunthrie
was very proud, as we have said. Max
Mubler carried the day, as he had been
used to doing from his boyhood., She
never went alone on these drives; thus
her aunt, by his request, always took '
some of, the children of the house along
for company. -The rides and the com-'
panionship of the little folks brought np
tbe old lady's healtb,since there Is noth
ing more deleterious to the health than
solitude, and she was forced to be much
alone, ' Miss Gnnthrie's time being so
wholly occupied. "
Once after that they bad been near a
quarrel, when sbe persistently declined
his escort to church of Saturday night
when she went to practices. He had ask
ed her reason, his proud lips curling,
and she had given it with nsual frank-
"To have our friodship lasting, Max
Muhler, it must be beyond the reach of
He had sneered at it,and had only de
sisted when she had promised that in
tbe future she would not come home
alone, but would get the organist, a
kindly old gentleman, to walk to the
door with her. She had proved her wo
man's wisdom by the act,for at first the
boarders wondered, and whispered, and
predicted ; but th clr friendship was so
frank aud open, their companionship
so entirely in the presence of others,
that they had long since given it np.and
accepted the positon as presented.
Over this Max .. Muhler the woman's
Influence , was beginning to tell. He
had always beeu generous and open
handed, but now fresh objects of chari
ty seemed constantly to present them
selves. Where .he bad before passed
with a glance, be now stopped to ques
tion and to help ; and with this closer
association with mankind, caaae a sub
tle and as yet scarce acknowledged faith
in and pity for them.
The sneers grew less frequentytnd his
cynicism yielded to a geniality that was
full of fascination. He grew to noticing
the children, and through the children
their mothers, and little by little learn
ed that there is much that is good, and
true aud beautiful arrayed even iu fash
ionable attire. . So where before be had
only drawn out fear aud distrust by his
own unbelief and sarcastic reserve, he
now became the chief favorite ot the
house, i Men and women honored him,
and were fascinated by his society, and
little children loved him. They had
learned to know the proud, handsome
Miss Gunthrie, too. She had even con
sented to sine for them, and not an eye
ing passed without them sitting for a
portion of It, spell-bound by the won
derful powers of her .beautiful voice.
So the friendship of these two had con
verted the (tiff formality of Madam La
grange's drawing-room into' the freedom
and jdyousness of S" family circle.' ' 1
In alf these months they had not once
been Jarteu,.rXew Max Mubler found
it necessary to go West on business. - It
was a June evening when he told Miss
Gunthrie. " ' ' '-'"."," ,
""She should miss htm, and be utterly
lonely without him, "sbe had said,look
ing frankly into his eyes.- j " --
' "He should not be gone more tbas a
month," he replied, and felt the antici
pated month a thing of indefinite length.
She bade him good-by on , the door
step the next day,' and watched" until
he was out of sight, together "with a
number of the other boarders ;then went
out to her lessoas, with a strange, dull
pain in her heart. , r !
They all missed him, and talked of it
save Miss Gunthrie. That was odd, since
she missed him more than any of the
others. - 'Of course ' they corresponded.
They were very friendly letters,' but
they left each other with a sense of lack
after the reading... In this time Miss
Gunthrle's handsome face grew pale
and she seemed possessed with the de
mon work, for she left herself not one
Before the month had fully pasSed'.he
returned. She was not expecting bim
so came on htm Suddenly in (lie drawing
room, . There had been a sadden - flush
on bis proud face. , He had taken, both
her hands, aud for an insUnt held them
in a close, strong clasp; then she., had
gone up to her room to take off her bon
net, for she had just come In, and there
had been a strange j Sharp pang In her
heart., Whena-' little latter she came
down to dinner, sbe wore the look of
one that had had an inward struggle,
and had been conquered. She was very
pale, and her manner had a certain
coldness in it. ' "' ' "
' From that time, though as formerly
together, there seemed an- insurmoun
table barrier between them.-; Miss Gnn
thrie's handsome face became- habita al
ly pale, and her proud step bad a. cer-H
tain weariness in it.. .The boarders said
to each -other, anxiouely--Ar ghebad
won a place in their hearts "that she
About Max Mubler's cynical mouth
were new' tense lines, and though be
was as kindly as ever, he was' often si
lent and abstracted. '' At length' it be
came known that he was going to Eu
rope, and was to sail in less than a
JSnonth. Jt was iu every mouth, and
the house was full of regret. Miss Gun
thrie alone said nothing. . Early one af
ternoon she had come in from' ber' les
son for that day, for the most of her
pupils were oat of town. - She met Max
Muhler in the hall. He walked directly
to her, and laid his hand on her should-
.. ,,;;: . .' 'Ji ' i-.i.-",.
My buggy wilt be at the door at four
o'clock.' Yoa will ride , with me." It
was a command not a request '
Sbe bowed assent. . Then he went out
upon the balcony, she np to her , room-
Prompt to the very, moment be was
at the door.and sent her word by a ser
vant, ,he came instantly. : He helped
her in, scarce glancing at her. They
rode in perfect silence.! The horses
seemed possessed with, their master's
spirit, and went at desperate speed. He
let them have fall rein,' only guiding
them. They reached the park. He
drove through the principal drives.then
turning aside, sought a mbre'secluded
spot, where they' was a rustic settee;
there be drew rein. - -.'
''The horses are heated ; we will let
them rest," heaid,and sprang outhen
aided her to alight, " 1
He led the horses out of the immediate
way of passers-by, and tied them. She
had sat down on the settee. She' look
ed weary, more as if she had been walk-
ink than riding. He followed, and sat
down beside ber, then looking at ber
for the first time since . they started.
Sow his eyes seemed fascinated, as if
powerless to remove them from her
beautiful face. . She was gazing persis
tently at the ground. - , , . f
The last time that I was going away
you said yoa shonld miss roe; not, you
say nothing!" he exclaimed, in a sort
of angry, hungry way.. . She ; was. still
silent. He went on in a lowt desperate
tone. "That time I came back in a
month; thit time I shall never eome
back." The quiet bands in - her lap
clasped each other; her very lips paled.
Suddenly he bent forward, his face as
pale as hers. "This is the last time I
shall see you alone-1 never could bear
it again. -"Yoa must kiss me.'" J"
He bowed his head, she raised hers,
their lips met. ; ; . v-,-,.--.
One hour later they were still , there,
only the old Platonic theory lay shat
tered at their feet; and the proud. Miss
Gunthrie sat with both, her bands in
Max Mulder's, her beautiful cheeks
brightening as he talked.He was telling
of his letter to Will Hurston that first
day hu had begun to notice her,and add
ed, with anew, deep light in his eyes,
I can even yet say, with Gtcthe, 'I have
no woman)in my keadV "
Well, Max Muhler did go to Europe,
but not that month, and when he went,
he did not go alone.
A Naughty Parrot.
Last winter a Gratiot St-aloou keep
er went to Cincinnati on a visit, and
while seeing the town he came across a
saloon sporting the wickedest old par
rot which ever learned to speak the Eng
lish language. Gratiot street stood by
and heard the parrot "rip and tear" for
a straight hourtnd when he came home
the parrot came with him. All the way
up here the purchase "went for" bag
gagemen and brakemeu, ripping out
oaths which Captain Kidd couldn't have
handled, and the further north he came
the more wicked he- grew. Beaching
Detroit,his eage was hung up In the sa
loon, and "Jack" has been there ever
since, up to Friday. It was a poor day
when he didn't learn some new oath or
slangy expresslou,and finally he became
so that nobody but a hardened villain
could talk with him. He was sold last
Friday for J0, and his owner kept him
about an hour and then sent him as a
present to a minister's wile who had
been attentive to his family during sick
ness. She was very grateful, having
often thought how nice it would be to
have a talking parrot around the house.
Jack" seemed put ont by the change
of owners, and he sat on hta perch all
Friday ulght and refused to say a word.
Saturday morning the minister's wife
started for Pontiac, . and she carried
"Jack's" cage Into her husband's study
that neither might be lonesome. She
had been gone about an hour, and the
Holmes Co. Republican,
Dedicated to the interests of the Republican
Partr. to Holmes Coonrv. and to local and
oral news. - ... n . .
WHrrr v Cunningham. " :"
OFFICE Commercial Block, over Hnlvanet
-ry feoous store. - . r
' MILLERSBURG OHIO. "J
Terms of Subscription: .
One year (its a-lranrer ""-"' ' S 9.00
aut months . . ion
T ob Printiiif;.
'.: ''-' .'-; . ' .- vi .,"' i
..ruBLiLm 4oo ranting omea none
or the Mat furnished eonatry oflice in the
good man was scribbling itway when all
at once the partot shouted.-
The good hub gave a j ump and look
ed out of the window," thinking that a
couple of bad" boys were playing euchre
under his shade trees, He could see no
one, and supposing that he was mistak
en, he seated himself and began to write
again, when tbe parrot shouted
"Xot any gin, thank ye !" - .
TIorriflei,the. clergman looked around.
land saw "Jack", trying to wink at him.
Half doubting' If it was die bird which
had spoken yet determined to And ont,
be inquired: "What!" ' - ''
"Shut "tip, or I'll put a head on ye !";
replied Jack, hanging to the cage with
one claw and shaking his feathers..
Is it possible ?" exclaimed , the good
man drawing nearer to the cage.
"Caampagne Charlie was his name ' .
ChamDax-ae Cbarlie was bis name."
sang Jack,, swinging furiously on his
nirri .1.-11 . v--...
, uiru jitTi alula, jjw uui v. -.w-s .
shouted the minister in an excited -voice.
VI would as. soon harbor a highway-;
man.".. ( . t- -.-'.' -n - . :
Ouse mit him V cried Jack,and then-
he chuckled and crackled as if he was
It is a sin ana a shame that men
have taught an innocent Mid- to use
such language," continued the' man as'
he picked up the cage- - -J i
"Hit him with a eer tumbler." repli
ed the parrot, trying to fasten his claws
into the niiuisterail leg-. ...
"Little did my wife dream what a vi-
per sbe was bringing into the 'house,"'
mnsed the man. "I shall hire some boy'
to carry you away."
Send for the Brack Maria," replied
the bird, and while-hV was being carri
ed : 'Who stole the wheelbarrow." i
T-ae m'utister reached tbe stoop and.
called to a boy who was playing mum-;
blety-peg on the grass: . ; ..,-
"Here, . bub," he said, as tbe boy
came up; "take this bird off somewhere
and give him away,' and I'll give yorf
two shillings." 1 ' '-' i-"-'"'
VM, UXy Up UOWt . . EVWUU a-B, .
J - ' , I .1 T-l-
seeming to know that he was about to
change places again. , t(. .. , . .
"Give bim to any one who will take
him," continued the minister. "I have
received a shock which fairly makes me'
tremble." . ' "" ' ' ' ' "
"'Chuck him under the tablet called
the bird, as he went through the gate,
and when he was nearly a block away,
the minister heard him sing: ,,-.;.;
- We wont ro home till morning
Till ilas light Oodi Appear." . .- ... '
,. -Detroit Free Pra ,
A Long and Desperate Battle
Between a Man and Moccasin.
SUMPTER, S. C., Aug. 2, 1878.
A most exciting battle took place a
few miles from this town a few days"
since between- a well-to-do farmer and
a snake described by the gentleman as
a moccasin, perhaps of the highland
species. The gentleman, who is well
known to me, and for whose accuracy
and' truthfulness I can safely vouch,
was returning home from town with,
his wife and child in a buggy drawn by
two spirited horses, when bis horses
stopped in evident affright at the sight
of a monster shake lying across the
track some distance in front of them.'
Giving the reins to his wife, tbe gentle-'
man left the buggy, and, selecting a
piece of feuce rail,advaneeand struck
the snake a blow, when the rail unfor
tunately broke and left bim defenceless.
The snake "immediately 1 dashed at him
and ran him fiercely, until,' finding he
was about to be. overtaken, the gentle
man made for his- buggy, which ho
barely, reached in tim,the snake spring-,
ing up with great force against the
wheel as he jumped in alongside his
wife. In a moment the gentlemen bad
his buggy whip tn hand, and with the
butt end 'of ft had a desperate fight
with the monster,' which . continued its
determined efforts to effect an entrance
into the buggy. The horses becoming
uneasy, and the wife dreadfully alarm
ed, the linesi in her hands were some
what relaxed, and the team made a spurt
which at once carried the party a hnn-f
dred yards from the scene of conflict.
Looking back and- finding, that his
enemy held the field and showed no dis
position to run. the gentleman again,
left his buggy, and securing a stout and
reliable club, returned and renewed the
fight- As; lie . advanced, - and when
within a few feet, the snake sprdng at
bim with distended jaws, when a well
directed blow laid him on the ground
wherei he was soon dispatched. The
snake was five incites : In diameter and
nearly nine feet long, and although the
dog days are considered as infusing
more than ordinary venom and malig
nity into the serpent tribe, yet this fur-'
nlsbes one of the very few and certain
ly the" most' remarkable instances in
this section of a snake attacking and
engaging in a persistent and continu
ous fight with a man, aad showing no
signs ot retreat, but acting on the of
fensive throughout and fighting to the
A Joke on the Cannibals.
The Cannibals of P. T. Barncm may
be genuine subjects of His Majesty King
Thokambau, of the Cannibal Islands,
and, for all that is known to the con
trary, they may have been fattened and
nutured on roast missionary and sailor
fricist, varied by a change now and
then in the way of a stewed nature vex
since they were old enough for such ra
tions. Far be it from the writer to ex
press the least doubt that the inlmable
Prince ' of Humbugs did not ransom
them from furnishing the solid vtaiid-.
of a feast to a select party of their fel
low cannibals by paying many thousand
dollars for their ransom, as stated daily
in the rinc.under a solid compact that
they should be sent back after a certain
time, and when duly fattened up. AU
that la neither here nor there. But
there was a singular circumstance con
nected with their stay here which, In
a faithful history of current events.
should be recorued. Alter toe crowns
had gone, Into the circus tent on Tues
day, and rat a lew left in the menagerie
two valuable elks got entangled by some
means in the ropes they wore uea wttn,
and before they were discovered, both,
the beasts were nearly strangled; one
of the cannibals happened to see this
precarious state of affairs, jumped np
and shouted to his comrade in the best
of Enlish. "Bill just look at those elks !
Come and help loosen them or they will
die, sure!" BUI obeyed the summons
with alacrity, and after aosne mere
swearing in good English, tbe animal
were reacuea. 'i ue eanni oats are genu
ine specie, of coarse,but hew the deuce
did they ever learn to apeak sweu good
and fluent EngUsh ? intrtaimposia -
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