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'- ' 2 - J0SHCA SrOSAOLE. . . - HEXET SBATriB. ..TrvllfVALLISOlL vr r jnlffitn. - .ioa H. smite. Church Directory. 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. . PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 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 ninctaar. Pastor. Societies. z . CKILXBUCK LODGE I. . O. PHZH!! Ho. 81, k Meets everyTueadav lermisff in tlieirliull Coranereial Block.' - A.G. SI'RAN'KI.E,N. 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. , GOINO WEST. NO. 1 No. 5. I No. 7. Ho. S. Mail. 'I'acEx.N'gtEx C.00a.mi a.l0a.m l.'pm 7.S8 " U0.S3 - S.3 i.40 -.atw - l.lOpml J1 - 7.06 " H.18 " I 6.09 " SU1 " 4.00 " 6.40 " 0.40 " Fast Ex Pittsburx. 1 Rochester, 1.50 All tenon, f i.W Orrrllle. Mansfield Creatline,ar s.ao i rwtline,lt M0 " roreat Lama, . . Ft, Wayne, Plymouth ChVlK. 11JU5 IX, .K 11.15:' 4.15 " 12.17a.rn u .si 2.:tri 9.0U i. - 45 , toOi" ll.5 .sr.p m i.Kjjn1 646'. 6J0 . ! fwio"? " . i 3 J 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,. - - - i F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Pas, Agent. F. R. MYERS, Gen. Ticket Pas, Agent. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R. Going North. Express. Accomino'tn. Leave Monnt Vernon,- l.ll A. M. 7.8(1 " . ' 7.58 " sa " MB " 9.3U " 10.HS " 10.84 " 11:15 1109 19 K P.M. 13:50 " " tia " 9:45 " 3:55 . 622 " ., "7d0 " . " uamuter, - . ; i i ; i Howard, ' J " Danville, " Gann, , " Black Creek, " Killbuck, - Millersburg, S5M A. MT " HolmesviUe,--' 638 " " ' Frederioksbnrg, 5:61 " r " T Apple CeeJk-. 6K vsjrrriiie 6:55 " Marshallvlile, 7:10 " ' Clinton, 737 " " Akron, 8SI6 " " Hudson, 8:47 " Arr. at Cleveland, 10:23 " Goiko South. Accommo'tn. Express. 4:05 P. M. Leave Cleveland, " Hudson,- Akron, i i.. . ; : 8:59 A. M. '! 10:45 s " ' 11:40 '" - 64 C:86 523 Marsharlville, 1935 P. M. urrviue, iz:oo Apple Creek, 915 " Fredericksk'rg, 9:SS " ? Holmesville, , - Millersbarn. 335 ' 7:30 " 7:47 " :7S :18 KiUbnek, . Black Creek,, Danville; 'v- HowanL 4.-05 4:311 53 G.53 6.-it 6.4H Gambier, Arr. at Mount Vernon, 7:13 t'-wimmii a u . :i R. C. RUED G. A. JONES, Superintendent. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 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 t . t ' - 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 Attorneys. ? ; ; r: r 7. k G. W. EVERETT,' " 4 ATTORNEY AT LAW, MIXLERSBCBG, OHIO. t ? 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 Photography. COURTNEY A APPLETON, . PHOTOQ-EAPHEES, Corner Main A Depot Streets, .-1- -. . - IHIrbiArg,i-, Ohio. . t yt 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. . Vol. XXX. 3., Tol. IV, No. 2. . Seri : . T t ; Photography. Dentists. IY urrOJIEEOT, " MEcnANICAL OPERATIVE DENTIST, OSirO in jpgin!M:n iuiKiiDg, inn i well cifiuung a ture. T. L. PIERCE, DENTIST. Conuoereinl Block, OTerSkonv'l Photography. Dentists. Hotels. HLK1) HOUSE, 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 tnu nouse. EMPIRE HOUSE, A J. IIAJaPSOX. -Pitiirielnr Panscngan conveyed to and from the Cars, freeof charge, anr-tieneral .Stare uOice. Ill BUTLER HOUSE, WEST END MAIX STREET, MIX.LERS- biirg. thto. JOUH Bctlkb. Pnwrietor. This House I. in :ood order, naa its gnesu -wiMheweH DoncasterHousv Dlien1 upuwltt riMMigei Depot, ORRVILLE. OHIO. 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 niglit. - 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 GEORGE SCHNORR. DXALIB IM Family Groceries, PRO VISIONS, Jke. MAIN STREET. Miliersburg, O. Carriage Trimming :. - AND !.!.'.- 2LH- StrvibToe; 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. W.'O.' FLIN1T; Bas remOTCHt East of Depot, where he wW make Garments Cheap ! CUT GARMKHTS OK SHORT NOTICbV Everv article warranted to fit and give en tire satisfaction "W. O. FTi l N BUretre, MaytO-tt. ; , i 1 ( ( WnCo.Ohio Robert C Maxwkll John T. Mutill CLOTHZ1TC! .a... ) y fu, ;i''.'- - . CASSIMJSJtES, G8'.Finii5Ml..Ms! Trunk8,Talises,Notions,&c " ' h Si'"-" :' 1 ' MAIN STREE1, MlUerauTf, Ohio, 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. . ' Pictureis, Frames, IoTildings, - i '-i Sterfvoscopes views, &c, Inrl iw MnTinfiiil Ihnt. van rjin to better to Don't r,Youa,See ? GROCERIES; r PROYISrON! AND. : 1 r Mf?atr,lilaiketj ui ;.;r it. IH'il -tf )!':; I would respectrullr Announce that I keep ooostatitly nn liandaYoodcnpplycr " ' - ' ' FresJi iirocelrfek'anaPro- 4 vvisimi t.5. w" at low figures. FRESH MEATS of all kinds can ue nail uauy. WARM MEALS AT ALL HOURS. ' .: : ' v Main Street, opposite tbe Book Store. Uhi WM. H. GARD New Grocery rpROvisiori stoBfi C1MCCES,H0SE 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 coW;;auuiTUuilu Sugar, Syrups, Oranges, Lemons, Canned Fruits, vf igtv Estracts, Raisins, - &c. fte. a5. &c. AU of wbkh will be sold at the '. m , a a a VOTL CASH. 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 nis un. 1 CHARLES HOSE. At the old "Heraer Corner." fillers tor,r. A. lianx. -T ,WX MILLERSBURG MILLS G. FEIIREJiBACII, IIas-DrbMd the- MlllerWinr Mitta d now in n-evlmes. to accomuotlate all who may favor hiitt with CUSTOM WORK 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 i'i-"i Or j Q r Idlerslnirg ;. Lime ' Kilfi ! 1 MILE BAST OF TOWN, ON THE MAXWELL FARM. ' it; THE undersigned would repectfally an nounce to the public that they have con stantly nn nana, at their kiln, a superior qual ity OI 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. OSAGE ORANGE. 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 cultivate HEDGE FENCE For the term ol three years, warranting them to grow, and warranting a good stand for the sum of 0NE DOLLAR PER ROD"! InaBmswiBaBklMnnentSBr 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. Kyi. 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 clas ses. 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 IiistantMeliefor.A8tJwnat 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 DRY GOODS, . s -' - i f - Hats and Caps, Hoots and Shoes, GROCERIES! 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 auce. JOHN SPENCER & SOU, Paint Valley, Ohio. " r m iu THE PLATONIC THEORY. BY SUE CHESNUTWOOD. TbaTrnfepeacefqiTy";s iH'ihatl 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 was Jwa.vofcriBM7yrgtttiand 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 long-negiectea prolession. 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 scribed. 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 somely !" '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 brother. "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 chair. 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 ' MAX MUHLER. 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 gossip." 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 unoccupied moment. 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 was over-worked." 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.- "HeartsTStrtilnpJ-'7; 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 stick. ' 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 laughing heartly. 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 death. WorM.- 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 - tfnsl. ' - " .. - '