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VauiuHt Pteat Juiat. - WlLLIA REED.
prob-tttJudot, - - Thou as armor.
ProttultiKZ Mtonty, - L. E. llOAGLAXn.
County CUrk. - - E. W.TAKETniLL.
SM. -- ----- - James Bctlie.
jmar. ... Josemi II. Newtos.
MtaonUr; - - - V. C.-MCDOWIXL.
- " sVwssot. - - Gottlieb oerirk.
- II. II. ROEIXSOS.
XlOHS II. SXITU.
purveyor, - - -Itifimary
M. E. CHURCH,
O. BADGLEY. "PASTOR, SERVICE EVERY
o.i.i... i. . tni' nti.l.t- A. M snrl? nV.locE.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9JJ o clock. Prayer
.Meeting, Thursday evening an o-ciocx.
EVANG. LUTHERAN CHURCH.
JUK o'clock A- iL Prayer Meeting every
Tuesuay evening, v-v Vfiv ,
P as tor.
inr service at,ll o'clock. -iS"?, ."'i00'
iU i; O'clock. x.ciiujs ki'iw -i :
,jPraMrmeetingeTCr Wednesday ereulna; at
.SifiFclock.. " " '
GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH.
SERVICES EVERY" SABBATH AT 10 O'
clock. A, x. Sunday School at S. J.D.Nun
emacher, r as tor-
Sparta Lodge, No. 126, F. & A. Masons
...... -.,.(-... T..n Afh T 1 1 U- ( h
Ana-ust Sth, September 5th, October 3d, October
x. t. PIERCE, r.ir.
Millertburg Chapter, No. 86, R- A. M.
Regular Convocations .lurie 13th, July lltb,
August 15th, September 12th, October 10th, So
Tnber7th, December n r
Railway Time Tables.
Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago R. R.
DECEMBER 14, 1873.
No.1, No.5, So. 7, So.3.
Fast Ex Mail. PacEx N'irtEx
FiUtbnrg, 2-liajn C00a.m lOJXiajn 2.15pm
Bocbestcr, 7J0 " 11.3) ' SJ5
Alliance, 8.40 11.00 " 2.30pm 6.1S
Orrrtlle. 7.15 " liilpm 4.23 " 7JS0
MansSeld, 9J1 3.10 " U2 " 9,55 "
Crestllne,ar 9J0 " 4J0 " 7.10 " 105 "
Crestline, lv 10.10 " 6.00xm 7.4i I0J5 "
Forest, 1UI " 7.40 " 9.30 " 1139 "
Lima, lxJOpm Si-," lojo " lJRa.m
FL Wayne, 2J5 " 11.40" lJOi-m 3.25"
Plymouth, 5-04 " 2.43pm 4JJ1 " ua "
Chicago. 8.S0 " 7.10 " 7J0 " 9.20 "
So. 4, So. 2, So. 6, fSo.8,
XVtEx FastEx PacExl Mail.
Chicago. 1020pm 90a.m 5.35pmi 5.1 5a. m
riymoath, 2.22a. in 12.10pm 9 JO " 90 "
Ft Wayne, BJO" iXi 11 ja " 12.40pm
Lima, -8X4 " 41 " lSa-m 100 "I
rarest, 9J0 " SJS" 2.45 " 4.20 "
CreUine,ar 1IJ5 ' ttJO " 4.20 " 6.15 "
Crratl lne.lv iLwIm 7.10 " 4J0 " 61Sa.ni
Manslleld, 11JS8 7.37 " 4J7 " 6J0
OrrrUle, ijspm 9js " 6.40 " 9.13 "
-AUiance,. 3.40 " 11.10 " 8.35 " II JO
Bocsester, 6.02" r.. 10.42" 2.10pm
Pittsburg, 7.10 " 220A.m 11.45 " 3J0
So. 1, Dally except Monday; Sos. 2, 4. B, 7,
and 8. Daily except Sunday; Sos. 3 and C,
F. R. MYERS, Gen. Pas. & Ticket Agent.
Atlantic & Great Western
Great Broad-Gauge Route
East and the West.
Winter Arrangement, Nov. 3, 1873.
STATIONS. So. 2. So.,12.
Millersburg . 4.22m '
Akron .-. 8X3 " 7.20 am . . ..
Ravenna. &53 " 8 05 "-
Leavitlsliurg t... 9 J5 " 6 50 "
Greenville 11.23 " 10.111 "
Meadrllle 12J0AH 11.15 "
Cornr,.,... 2.20" 11S2FM
Jamestown 3.20 " il5 "
'Salamanca 4J10 " 2.0 "
HornelUrille ..... 8i " 615"
Corning - ; . (102 " 8 05 "
Elmira 10.51 " S3S "
Blnghampton 1249 pm 10.53"
New York 855" 7.10am
Albany 8X0" a40 ........
Boston vla.Bingh'ton sjjJau 5 40 pm
Boston Tia.Seiv York L2t ' 4 50 "
No. 2, EXPUESS, (Daily, Sunday excepted).
Sleeping Coach from Cinciunati to Sew York .
Passengers can secure berths in this coach
through the train conductor. This train alo
permits a day view on the entire length of the
Susquehanna and Delaware Division of, the
Erie Railway, embracing the most romantic
scenery upon the continent.
No. IS, EXPRESS, Dallv. To this train is
attached a SLEEPING COACn, which runs
through to New York without change. A first
class passenger car is also run through to Sew
York without change, by this train, for the
accommodation or those who do not desire
sleeping coach location. No extra charge. for
seats in this through car.
Forfnrtherinformatlon as to time, fare and
connections, apply to the local agent, asking
for tickets via. the ATLANTIC AND GREAT
WESTERN BROAD GAUGE ROUTE.
No "stop-over" allowed upon local tickets.
Local passengers, must purchase tickets to
their Jlrst stopping place, and may then repur
chase from that point to destination.
W. B. SHATTUC,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent.
CINCINNATI, O. P. D. COOPER, General Superintendant,
Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland, Mt. Vernon & Columbus R. R.
So. 1. No. 3. So.5.
Acc'm. Cin. Ex. Loo Ft
. 12.30 pm
Ml? Vernon, -
Frederickb'g, 58 "
Apple Creek, 6,15 "
Orrrille, C.33 "
Marshalvillo, 7,15 "
Clinton, 7,33 "
New Portage, 7,53
Akron. ' 8,11 "
Hudson, 9.05 "
Cleveland, 10,20 "
4.52 " 11.30 "
5.08 " 12,01pm
5,23 " 1,10 "
5 8 " 25 "
6i05 2.53 "
6,40 " 4.20 .
6,53 " 5.30
7,30 " 6,20 "
So. 10. No. 6. So. 4.
Acc'm. Loc Ft. Clev. Ex. Acc'm
.... 9,25 " 10,04 "
... 10,43 10,21 "
... 11.15 " 10.40 "
... 11 JO " 10 57 "
... 12.4 1pm 11.15 "
MUlersburg, ..... ..
ML Vernon, 03ani
ML Liberty, C.3J "
Condlt, 7,28 "
Sunbury, 7.48 "
Galena, SX0 "
Westerville, 8.45 "
.. . iJM ' 11,3
12,lCp m 7,00
r 23 "
Going South. Going- North.
Clinton. 6.15 pui 7.28 am
Canal Fnlton, 6 30" 7.17"
Millport. 6 43 " 7.01 "
Masslllon, 7.00 " 6.1S "
MASSILLON BRANCH. R. C. HURD, President.
G. A. JONES, Superintendent.
JliOOft MONTH Over Half Prom.
eDJUetht:llliiiriLrtii-li.K. nnnul tn evi.rv
family. A valual.le sainiilr sent on nrelpt of
G. SN'EAl) AIM.,
19m3 41 Sixth St, Pittsburgh, l'a.
2Jorth Pacific Honda.
Call on or add res',
LUTHER S. KAUFMAN, Brokhu,
9C Fourth Avenue,
Mart riTTSBunan, pa .
CTUrrtTTT?C C 6en' 23 cent for the new
SWiiLUJukJIlIriiOseir.adlu&tinir cie-aretle and
ctfar bolder; 3 for M cent. II H UOBEItrs
A Political and Family Journal, Devoted
MlLLERSBURG, HOLMES COUNTY, 0., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1874.
to the Interests of Holmes
County, and JLocal and General Intelligence.
TT-r TIT AT-, QQ
Sorios), Uli. It.lW. JU.
Des. POJIEREXE & WISE,
PIIYSICIAXS AKD SURGEOSB, MI1XES3-
uaig, wmu. vmce uonrs nmnesaays.
-irom i wj o-cioca; r. ana on Batnraayi
from 9 o'clock A. x. to3 o'ctocx T. u. 34 u
W. C. STOUT, JL 1).
ucrnysieian ana surgeon, uxioru, xioimea
County. Ohio. Special attention riven t
Chronic and Female Diseases. Consultation
free, office hours from 9 A. M. to 3 P. at, on
Tuesdays and Saturdays. rams
I. P. P05IEREXE, M. D.,
PIIYSICIAS ASD SURGEOK, BKRIJX,
PIIYSICIAX AND SDKGEOS, OFFICE AND
llesidenee,ivest uoerty Btreet, n oosicr, u.
All aceouuu considered due as soon a servi
ces are rendered.
J. G. BIGHA3I, It. D,
PIIYSICIAS 4 SURGEON, MlLLERSBURG,
Ohio. Onlce and Residence, at sooth panoi
DR. EXOS BABXES.
PHYSiaAK 4 STJRGEOS. OXFORD, OHIO.
A. J. BEX1,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. COLLECTIOXS
promptly made, oacaauoveixmg.lirown
a co-' KanK. in
J. & J. HUSTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG, O.
collections promptly atxenaea so. uace op
posite the First National Bank. 37tr
:. J. DUES.
D. F. EWIXQ.
DUEIt & EWIXG,
ATTORSEYS AT LAW, AXD NOTARIES
i uuiic urace. zu awry oi i armer ssuninx,
aiiuersuurg, unio. vv3ii
G. VT. EVERETT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, MlLLERSBURG,
COURTNEY h. APPLET6H,
Corner Main 4 Depot Streets,
MMersburs, - - Ohio.
VT. R. POMEROV,
MECHANICAL 4 OPERATIVE DENTIST,
Office In xegeispactrs liuiiaiug, over siax
sveii s i.loluinK own:.
T. L. PIERCE,
DENTIST. Commercial Block, over Sheup's
ORRVILLE, O NORTH OF It. R. DEPOT,
n. ur.ll&lA. prop-r. Araio. kuiuk iwnu
in the morning stop thirty minutes for
breakfast. Tbe llurd House is fitted up
in first-class style, and is one of the best
bouses on tbe P- F. W. 4 C R. B. Country
people will find It to their Interest to stop at
-T. HAHrpsoV. Proiirletor. Passena-ers
conveyed to and from the Cars, free of charge.
lUSf-Ccneral Stace Office. ltf
burg. Ohio. JOSXrH isuTltlB, rropnetor.
Will vc well caicu iur.
Don caster House,
Directly opposite Passenger Depot,
. Y O ,-TT T V n II t1
11.1. 1 .uuu, u .. . v. 1
At lhe)anetion of tbe F. W. &CB.B. and
n t a4ai1 n X thanuvif nnmiu
style. Is now open to the public, and will be
37tf A. SCOVILL, Proprietor
James Sktozb, Clerk,
KILLBUCK LODGE, I. O. O. F.,
"tVl'&Aai mxamt TllaUiil V
aermlng; in theirhafl
H.G. White, Stc'y.
Robebt C Maxwell Jobs T. Maxwell.
' Msbii Goods !
MAIN- STREET ,
TVn 1 1 orToxxx-sV, Olxlo.
The First National Bank
- . r-.-i v
ROBERT LONO, President.
B. C. BROWN. Cashier.
Robert I.oko, w. M. Oiasos,
B. C. llBOWX, I8AAO PCI MAM,
J. II. Niwtos, Joan K. Kocu, Jr.,
Dr. Joel Pomrrene.
Discount Notts, Bectite Depot
ties, and Transacts a General
Established in 18S8.
Jte-HstabUshed in 1869.
CG.Hammer & Son
Manufacturer of Fine and Medium Furniture
ofevcry tlcscrintion and price, hand-madeand
superior in styles nnd qualltv than found in
moss or any uuier r uruiiurc tiuuie iui. iius v
pimtorraDhs and Price Lists sent on aDDllca-
tjon.or when In the city don't forget the place
OI UIU 1 1 VI 111 V 11 11 .1 1 , ,J 1 1. V.
SevenOi Avenue, Pittiburgg, Pa, 3t,yl
To all having spare time 14 to lit a day;
something new, pleasant: honorable; large
profits; no risks; home or abroad; day or cran
ing; thousands marlng money.' Panlculati
and samples (really worth 14) mailed free. At
dress F. M. REED, 139 Eighth Street, X. Y.
TTAV1NG PURCHASED THE GROCERY
XX and Provision Store of C. 1. Leety, Main
Street, and having refitted the rooms in good
style, and added largely to the stock, and is
now pro pared to furni.Ii all who mav favor
mm wun meir patronage witn ererytning in
uuimeiM inuc, sucii as
Canned Fruits, Figs,
&c. &c. tVc. Stc
All of which will be sold at the
Lowest Market Price
He also keeps tbe very best brands of
Wines and Liquors
Suitable for medicinal purposes, which he will
not se Uby the drink.
Gire him a call when yon want anything In
At the old "Ilereer Cornei"."
Mlllersburr. O, Aug. 1, 1871. 50tf
Has nnrchaeed the lllllersljure Hills and is
now in readiness to accommodate alt who may
MTOr UUU W1LU
The Mill Is one of tbe very best, and no ef
fort will be spared to please customers.
FLOUR, FEED, &C
Kept constantly on band. Highest market
price pain lor
All Kinds of Grain.
rruiE undersigned will write with neatness,
JL accuracy and dispatch,
Powers of Attorney. Liens, and
Take acknowledgments of the same;
ProtuU 2fota, Drafts and Bills oj
Make out Partial and Final Accounts for Ad
ministrators, Executors and Guardians,
for filing and settling estates in
the Probate Court.
. 3. BBXjXj, Notary Public
Office ever Long.Brown 4 Co's Bank, Millers-
Durg, u javi
J. & a. ADAMS,
Do aCeneral Banking, Discount and
ACENT.S FOR Til K
North Pacific 7-30 Gold Loan,
Tbe most desirable Railroad seourity now on
C. D. BEEGLE,
Plain . Ornamental
Work warranted. All orrters ttroruntlr ex-
ecuted. Orders to be lea at .T. ilDI-VA'NE'S
The Singer Sewing Machine
The Singer Manu
sold, last year, over
than any other com
pany. Sold or cash
or gona promissory
notes, oripn monthly
dles and attachments
kept on hand.
Machines kept at Negelpach's Store.
tm- MlLLERSBURG, O.
LOOK THIS WAY !
n.S JL'ST RECEIVED THE
Sprn til Snncr lilylcs
In his New Room, One Door West of Bird's
Work Warranted to Fit!
And made in the Latest and Most Approved
I am still Agent for the
Singer Sewing Machine !
And keep Needles and Oil, of the best quality,
J9Cali and sec me. 34m3
Main Street, JIiHersburg, 0.
SEEDS AND PLANTS.
C. C. True Cane Coil Cranberry, best sort for
K. upianu, Liowiami. or uurueu, uy man,
prepaid, $1,00 per 100; :.oo per 1,000 . A priced
Cataloa-ae.oftliU anil all Fi-iiltM. flrnamentnl
Trees, Evergreens, nhrubs, IlullK,Roses,PIanls
Ac, and Fresh Flower and Garden S-eeds. the
choicest collection in the country, with all
uuicuwa, nni iraimtgrsui 10 any plain ail
dress. 25 sorts Oi elttiRr rinw.r. n.ntnn Tmn
Fruit, Evergreen, or Herb Seeds, for 11.00, sent
by mall, prepared Wholesate Catalogue to the
Is. M. WATSON. Old Colour Nurnertes and
Seed Warehouse, Plymouth, Mats. Eitabllth-
The pure, tbe bright, the beasUTuI,
That t-tirrcd the heart In jOHth ;
Tbe ImpuUe of ur early prayer.
The drcains of lore and truth;
The longing alter something lot.
The spirits yearning err:
The strijinff for a better life
Thesrthing can never die.
The timid hand stretched forth to aid
A brother in bis need.
The kindly words In griefs dark hour.
That prove a friend indeed;
The plea rormerey toftly breathed.
When justir-e threatens nigh;
The sorrow of a contrite heart--
These things can never die.
Tbe memory ofa claspinghand,
Tbe pressure ofa kiss.
And all the trifles sweet and frail.
Comprised in eirthly bliss,
If, with a Arm, unehangingialtb.
With holy trust and high.
We onward, upward press our wav
These thing can nerer die.
The cruel and the bitter word
That wounded a it rell.
The chilling want of eympathr,
Wef eel but never tell;
The harsh repulse that chills the heart.
Whose hopes were bounding high.
Are in unfading record kept
These things can never die.
Then linger not, fur every hand
Must And some work to do;
Lose .not a chance to waken love,
Beflrnx, and just, and true.
So shall a light that never fades
Beam on thee from on high.
And angel voices say to thee
These things can never die.
LOST IN THE WOODS.
BY JOHN B. HOLMES.
Once upon a time, there lived two
farmers, whose names were, respective
ly, Jlerlvale and Valdimir. Their
farms joined and they had lived side by
side for several years. They had al
ways been Arm friends, except occasion
al miffs, such a; will sometimes come
between the best of friends, as clouds
float between the sun and the earth
Mr. Valdimir had bad a son Claude
and Mr. Merivale a daughter Euth, who
had been playmates from the time they
were old entugh to play together, and
were in their intimacy almost like
brother and sister. Their child love far
eacli other was such that, had they been
older, it would have "meant some
thins.' The girl was two vears older
than the boy, so that she had the ad-
antage in point of age.
Mr. Merivale was quite a prosperous
man as compared with Ills neighbor
Valdimir, who had the misfortune to
be one of the laziest men in all creation
as well as one of the most inveterate
topers. Liquor had a bad effect upon
li is disposition, and he had abused his
wife until she was almost heart-broken,
and wasted to the shadow of her former
elf. But his vengeance seemed to be
especially directed against his son
Claude, who was a child of gentle dis
position," and had experienced a great
deal of sickness from the period of his
nfancy. lie had been beaten and
bruised by his father until he was so
bent and doubled that he was known as
tho little lame boy, and was an object of
pity in the neighborhood.
Mrs. Valdimir tried her best to make
the lift of Claude as happy as possible;
but when a husband comes home drunk
and brutal what can a woman do ?
At these times she would try to pro
tect Claude from his father's cruel
blows, but generally without avail. The
poor boy would watch for the coming
f his father, and when he saw him he
would skulk away out of doors and
:eek refuge under a great elm tree that
stood on the edge of the garden, and
on the line between his father's farm
tnd that of Mr. Merivale.
He would not long be here before lit
tle golden-haired Ruth Merivale would
come and sit by hi3 side and with all
her vocabulary of endearments try to
The time when Ruth had extended
her loving protection over little Claude
as not known, and the children them
selves appeared to have no other idea
than that it had always been so.
So pure and disinterested was this
child-love that It was the talk of the
neighborhood, and blessings were
howered on the head of Ruth Meri
"But alas!" sighed one, "what a ter
rible blow it will be to poor Claude,
when Ruth becomes a young lady and
goes out into the world and sees the
Urst well-formed young men, who will
lay their hearts at her feet. Alack-a-day
for the poor lame boy!"
"Better by far to break it all now,
hen their hearts are young and will
soon heal," said another.
And some well meaning persons act
ually spoke to Mr. Merivale about it.
"1'ooh, pooh!" said Mr. Merivale.
It's only children's notions ; but I con-
less," continued the kind-hearted man,
that it gives me the utmost happiness
to sec in Ruth the evidence of so deep a
regard for the happiness of a poor child
who, besides his mother, seems to have
no practical friends," and Mr. Merivale
put the accent on "practical." "I re
gard child-love the most beautiful love
the universe, because so much
of it as there is, is pure and unscltlsh.
It is confiding, guileless and truthful.
But it must be confessed that it is as
fragile as the dew of a summer morn
ing. It beautifies while it lasts but
leaves no perceptible trace. As a touch
will dismantle a rose of its dew-drop,
t word, or sometimes a look, will
break the gossamer web of child-Iovc.
So, no,'' continued Mr. Merivale, "let
the dear child love the little lame boy
I'd much rather that than that she
were petting cats and dogs!" And so
Mis. Merivale said the same thing; so
there was an end of trying to break up
the happiness of the two children.
The effects of Mr. Valdimir's idleness
and intemperate habits were visible
ibout every nook and corner of his
ome. He had long since exhausted
the natural capabilities of the soil, and
his crops were meagerand shrunken.
The fences were In a tumble-down con
dition, and the buildingx in the last
stages of dilapidation and decay. The
appearances of the farm contrasted
strongly with the thrift and prosperity
that marked every part of Mcrivale's
farm, which was In the highest state of
cultivation, and immensely profitable.
The contrast made the intimacy of the
children all the more noticeable, since
it often happens that prosperity and
poverty do not live in harmony.
It was generally conceded that Val
dluilr was a worthy man when he let
liquor alone. Mrs. Valdimir herself
said that but fur drink her husband was
as kind a man as could be found. When
sober he would make all manner of
promises of reformation, and would
caress little Claude with an over demon
stration of affection In order, If possible
to wipe out the remembrance of past
Claude and Ruth ware together a
great deal of the time which when they
were very young-and as they grew
older were accustomed to wander over
the two farms In search of berries and
flowers. The Valdimir farm was so
much run to waste that berrv bushes
had grown to cover ;a great proportion
of It. It was a wld place and the
swamp was a terror $f the children ex
cept in very bright day3 when the sun
light could penetrate its dark recesses.
It had for years been a practice with
Valdimir when In his hateful moods to
frighten littio Claude into submission
by telling him about horrible monsters
that lived In the swamp, whose special
delight it was to come out and devour
little boys and girls. Ruth Merivale
had never been frightened in this way
by her parents, but she had heard
Claude tell such stories about biggiants
and other monsters that she repeated
them with additions until she herself
believed them, and her young Imagina
tion was a menagerie'of hob-goblin pie.
aires, all having their, real home in the
When seated under the great elm
these stories became a source of won
der to them, and they would pas hours
in telling and listening.
The giant that Mr. Valdimir told
Claude lived in the swamp, grew larger
by continued repetition, and as a giant
could not by any stretch of childish
imagination be supposed to live there
from one year's end to another without
performing some wondcrous exploits,
they stretched their imaginations to
discover in what way he could occupy
One summer morning when Claude
and Ruth were six and eight years old,
they were permitted to go to the rear
of Valdimir place to gather berries.
"Xow," said Mrs. Merivale to Ruth,
"be sure aud not enter the woods, and
come home before night."
They promised to do so, and started
in high glee. Soon they came where
there was an abundance of berries, and
gathered of them as they rambled hith
er and thither, until they reached the
edge of the swamp.
At a little distance in the woods they
saw a tall ash tree about which a wild
rape vine twined until it was. lost
sight of in the foliage.
"Look !" cried Claude, "see that vine ?
It'll bet that Is where the giant climbs
up to his house in the sky !"
"The giant don't live in the sky, he
lives in the woods," answered Ruth.
"But he must have a house," said
Claude, "and the vine goes up to his
house, like the story of the beanstalk
that little Jack planted."
I tell you," said Ruth, "that giants
now don't live on beanstalks, they live
in the woods."
"Then, said Claude, "we won't go in
to the woods, for the big giant might
carry us ofT."
So the children turned Into the half
closed field that lay alongside of the
swamp, and followed the cow paths
that wound among tbe fallen timber
aud the rocks, and now and then turned
aside to pluck the red raspberries that
grew in abundance and were just ripen
ing. The sun was at high noon.
"I'm hungry." said Claude.
"Then we will go home," said Ruth.
They turned and went in the
opposite direction, supposing that it
would lead them home.
They had gone but a little distance
when Claude began to cry, and said,
I'm so tired and hungry!"
"We'll soon be home," said Ruth,
smoothing the boy's hair, and wiping
his berry-stained face. They traveled
on and on among the briers that com
pletely hid them from sight. Directly
they came to a hill. It looked so high
to the tired children. Beftre they
reached the top Claude gave out and
sank crying to the earth. "Don't cry,"
aid Ruth, and she took him in her
arms and carried hivu.
"Now we're most home," said she as
she put him down. She had expected
this was the hill about a quarter of a
mile in the rear of her father's barn.
"I wonder," said she, looking be
wildered, and her eyes filling with
tears, "where papa's barn has gone to
and where's the house and the elm
Then they sat down aud cried, Claude
giving himself up completely to it, and
she trying vainly to control herself.
The sun was getting lower and low-
At length Ruth brightened up. I've
just thought," she cried, "that we must
do like the children in the wood and
eat berries when we are hungry. So
here are some nice ripe berries, and we
will cat them.
Claude seemed to like the idea of be
ing like the children in the wood, and
fell to eating the berries with great rel
ish. The children in the wood were good
children, weren't they r" asked Claude,
"res, they were," answered Ruth.
"Then the big giant that lives in the
woods won't hurt us, will he?"
"Of course not," answered Ruth.
Thus reassured, they went on eating
berries until hunger was In a measure
"I guess this is the way," said Ruth,
and taking Claude by the hand they de
scended the hill and picked their way
through the under growth.
now fust the sun goes down !' said
Claude. "See, now, it is at the tops of
"We'll soon be home If we can find
tho path!" said Ruth.
And so witli feet torn and bleeding,
they tried to find the path.
Pretty soon they came to the creek
that crossed the two farms and ran
away through an almost impenetrable
forest to the mill three or four miles
below, thence to the great river.
"Oh, here's the creek and we'll soon
be home !" cried Ruth, as they started
to follow its banks through the clear
ing, and towards the mill.
We now turn to the homes of the two
children. At about five o'clock Mrs.
Merivale began to look for them homo;
she wondered what was keeping them.
At half past live she went over to Mrs.
Valdimir's, aud the two mothers went
to the hack lnno aud strained their eyes
to the hill a quarter of a mile away,
expecting every moment to see their
little forms cut the clear sky that lay
beyond. At six o'clock thej were sure
something was wrong, aud said sonio
one must go and search for them. Mr.
Merivale was gone to the village, l'e
tcr, the hired man, was not yet in from
wei-k. Where was Mr. Valdimir?
"He's at the Corners."
"Then he won't be home soon."
I'll run for Peter," said Mrs. Meri
"And I'll go to the top of the hill
and try if I can see them coming," said
Mrs. Valdimir, and away hurried the
two mothers as if life depended upon
Mrs. Merivale ran to the field for Pe
ter, but he had gone to the blacksmith
shop to get the plowshare repaired
Away she flew thither.
. The fear that the children would not
be restored to them alive, for a time
made Mrs. Merivale frantic. She re
membered intuitively another occasion
a few years before, when an accident
had nearly robbed her of Ruth. Thanks
to the timely skill of physician the
child was spared to her.
"Peter! Peter!" she cried, as soon as
she came within hearing, "come home
quick, and go and search for Ruth and
Claude. They have not yet returned
from the back fields. I am-afraid they
"What!" cried Ethan Conrad, the
blacksmith, "little Ruth Merivale
"Aye, and poor Claude with her."
The blacksmith flung down his ham
mer and tore off his leather apron.
"You'll need assistance," he cried, and
ran to the middle of the road and roar
ed at the top of his lungs, "Children
A dozen people came nut of their
The Blacksmith roared again, "Ruth
Jlerivale and Claiu'e Valdimir arc
Every body was in the street. The
cry was taken up, and in less than ten
minutesnotfless than a hundred people
were gathered about the blacksmith.
"Where? when?" was aked by
score of voices.
"In the great swamp!"
"We must find them to-night!"' cried
the blacksmith. "Get lanterns and
guns, and. material for a bonfire, and
meet at Mrs. Merivale's In twenty
Directly across the way from the
blacksmith shop was the Death's Head
Tavern the resort of Valdimir on his
sprees. At that very moment he was in
there on a spree. The blacksmith
rushed into the tavern anil cried, "Val
dimir! Valdimir! Your Claude is
lost in the Great Swamp! Come man !"
Valdimir glared at the blacksmith
witli a half-crazed stare, and said : "Is
lost is he ? What business has he to be
lost? Is lost is he? I'll whip the hide
off his body when I got 'ome!" The
blacksmith drew back his powerful arm
to deal him a blow. Somebody caught
his arm and cried, "Hold, Conrad ! you
would not strike a drunken man !"
"He's a brute!" said Conrad.
"True; but your striking him won't
find the poor boy.
"You're right;" said the blacksmith,
Valdimir, cursing at every step, stag
gered to the door and pitched headlong
into the street.
By this time nearly the whole village
were gathered in the street.
Then they sent over to Mrs. Meri-
. Mrs. Valdimir was crying and wring
ing her hands in despair. Mr. Meri
vale had come home and gone to the
fields in search of the children.
Quickly learning all that could be
learned regarding the direction the
children had taken, the searchers with
Ethan Conrad at their head, started for
the back fields and the great swamp.
It was now near sundown and they had
not a moment to lose. They hastaned
to the fields and seon found traces of
the children. They traced them to the
ash tree, and thence to the hill where
they had eaten the berries.
They hallooed lustily for them, but
no answer came.
"If they are in the open field," said
the blacksmith, "they could scarcely
"Possibly not," said another, "they
may be asleep."
"We in nst be thorough in our search,"
said the blacksmith, "we must goacross
the field in rajik. They could not have
crassed the creek."
Placing a man on the bank of the
creek the line of men was extended at
right angles for a distance of at leASt
eighty rods front the creek, or the whole
extent of the clearing. As it was not
quite dark, 'the torches were not yet
needed. At a word they started slowly
across the field, scrambling through the
briars, over recks and through the low,
and wet places. At every fifteen min
utes they halted and called the children
by name. By the time they were across
the field it was nearly dark.
"Light the torches!" cried tlx
blacksmith, "and now fur the great
As they were about entering the
swamp one of the men stationed near
the creek gave a loud hallo.
"Found the children?" was asked in
"Xo; but I've found a handkerchief."
The mother went to the spot and iden
tified It as belonging to Ruth.
"Hooray! Now we'll find them!"
"What if they had fallen into the
creek?" At thought of tins the mothers
were half frantic.
"They did not enter the swamp."
little further careful search
strengthened the probability that they
must have gone down the creek.
It is several hours since the chil
dren left the clearing and we turn to
"I do wish I could find the way,"
said Ruth, for the first time despond
Then Claude began to cry.
That roused Ruth to new energy.
"I'm sure it Isn't far now," she said,
"and we'll hurry on."
"I'm so tired !" said Claude.
"There, there, don't cry, said Ruth,
soothing him, "and I will carry you."
She took him in her arms and stiiggcrcd
"O, there's papa's field, see the
clearing!" and ho hastened to the open
space, which was only where, years be
fore, a shanty had stood, and the woods
had licen cut down. It was overgrown
with briers and they were laden with
berries, it had not been very remotely
a' place for bears that came there to
make their nlghtfeast. And only a lew
months previously a panther had been
On discovering that It was not her
father's field, Ruth's courage gave way.
and she cried as If her heart would
The sight of tho luclous berries that
hung ripe and juicy from the bushes
that had not been disturbed made
Claude think of the children in the
wood again, and he asked, "what did
the ehildren in the wood do when night
"They lay down and and the rob
ins covered them with leaves," said
"But there are no robins here."
"Well, you lie down, here is a nice
mossy place by this bis tiee there now
lie so, and I'll be your robin and cover
you with leaves;" and Ruth gathered
her apron full of dried leaves and put
them over the child.
So worn out was the child that it was
not two minutes before he closed his
eyes saying, "Sweet robin redbreast
sweet robin redbreast," which melted
"Now 1 lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to keep."
"I'll let nun rest and tneu we'll go
home;" said Ruth, as she snuggled
down by his side among the leaves.
1'oor ciiiiu: sue too, tnougnt it was
so nice to lie down on the soft moss af
ter her weary tramp. Mourning arid
sobbing "papa" and "mamma," aba
went to sleep.
Dame Patchen lived in a little hut,
just above the mill heretotore mention
ed, and two or three times a week had
occasion to go to the "Corners" to pur
chase her supply of groceries and pro
visions, which she paid for in well knit
home-made stockings and watm woolen
mittens. The stockings and mittens she
knit were none of your miserable, flim
sy, machine article, that people are
compelled to purchase at a higherprice
than the very best of the good dame's
knitting, and that are a frand upon the
purchaser at any price, and a disgrace
to the boasted superiority of machine
The Dame had been to the "Corners"
on the very day on which the children
were lost and bad started for home
about half an hour before Mrs. Merivale
had aroused the village. It was a won
der they had not met. The reason was
this: Dame Patchen was later than
usual, and instead of returning by the
road, had turned off into Mr.Merivale's
meadow and had ;one across lots strik
ing the path that followed the creek
down to the mill, and that ran directly
through the old clearing of which we
have spoken. When Dame Patchen
reached the clearing it was quite dark.
As she was passing along, she heard a
slight rustle in the bushes. She stopped
and listened. She knew that bears had
frequented the clearing aud that a pan
ther had been killed there a few months
previously. Fear seized upon her and
she looked neither to the right nor to the
left, but walked past as swiftly and
quietly as possible, when, perhaps twen
ty rods from the clearing, she heard a
half human cry, and knowing that the
cry of a panther Is something like that
of a person in distress, she had no
doubt but that she had passed within a
few feet of the animal. Her convictions
were strengthened by hearing guns
away up the river, which she supposed
was fired by parties hunting the pan
Arrived at the mill, she aroused the
workmen, who were whiling away the
time in story-telling.
"Ho! men, a panther!" cried Brin ton,
the foreman. "Let's away for him aud
have soma spor
Ten or fifteen men assembled, each
with a gun charged with ball and buck
"Aye!" cried Dame Patchen, "look
well te your guns, for there is a party
of hunters coming down the creek in
pursuit of him, and they will drive him
With a cheer the party started. Pro
ceeding cautiously through the woods,
and occasionally halting to listen, they
came to the clearing, where Dame
Patchen had heard the sounds, among
the leaves, and the heavy breathing.
"Now boys," said Brinton, "go care
fully, I don't think there is a panther
waiting here to be shot, but there is ev-
dently some kind of an animal, and we
must secure it if possible."
Witli that the party spread out a little
and partly surrounded the clearing.
There was a deep silence. Brinten
stepped forward with his gun ,cocked
ready to fire. "Sh! There is a breath-
"Xcar the big tree."
"Now take good aim."
"O, curse the luck! says Brinton,
; there was a cracking among the
dry branches, as if a large animal
had walked away in something of a
Then there was a report of a gun not
far off, and torches flashing through the
"It Is the hunters!" whispered Brin
ton. "They nave beaten us."
' Sh! Do you sec that?" whispered
one of the men pointing to an object.
There is something.
Brinton looked carefully. "I do
see something crouching to the cartii
I will fire. So saying, he drew his
tin to his shoulder and taking a delib
erate aim as the darkness would per
mit "Mamma!" cried Claude, shouting
from his sleep." "O mamma, come!"
'Great God !" cried Brinton, lowering
his gun, and rushing forward, what
does this mean?"
"Dear Claude don't cry," came from
Ruth, who that moment awoke from her
"Merciful Heavens!" cried one and
all. "nere are Ruth Merivale and
Claude Valdimir. Poor darlings, why
are you here?'
"We got lost," answered Ruth, "and
could not find our way home."
The torches came nearer, and Brinton
and his company, comprehending the
situation sent up a wild hurrah, which
was answered by the approaching party.
The joy of the mothers can be better
imagined than described.
As the company which was now
more than one hundred strong came
up, there was such a scene of rejoicing
as none of that party had ever before
A sort of a stretcher was Improvised
from two slender saplings and some
houghs, and the mothers and their chil
dren were carried home in a triumphant
It was near daylight when they
reached home where they were welcom
ed by hundreds of people who had as
sembled to wclcomo their return if suc
cessful, or te Join In the search If they
had been unsuccessful.
The rejoicing over the finding of the
children made the day virtually a holi
day at the "Corners." The story was
told by everybody to everybody, and
Ruth aud Claude like the heorine and
the hero in the p!ay, were brought out
again and again.
Valdimir had recovered from hi;
drunken spree and behaved most affec
tionately towards the child and then
and there made a resolution to quit
Ruth and Claude are together mere
than ever, and their two lives as they
grow up, are even more romantic than
the episode we have related.
A proof-reader on a Columbus paper
uas ueen sent tv tue iiiuaiiu uayiuui.
In-tents excitement Panic in a cir
'Man is a mystery," said a youn,
lady to her oeau. "Yes, my dear, he
replied, "and a girl is a miss-ery."
Honesty vos bedder as riches, ov you
got em boath.
Here is the newest floral sentiment:
"If yon wish for hearts ease, don't look
"An Albany woman is going tofound
an asylum for cats," and her neighbors
are laying in a stock of remedies for the
curt of cataleptic fits.
"Matrimony," said a modern Bene
dict, the other day, "produces remarka
ble revolutions- Here am I, for In
stance, in ten short months changed
from a sighing lover to a loving sire."
A Green Bay preacher rode 13 miles,
married a couple on the ice, took SO
cents as his fee, and returned home
without losing his bland smile.
A fop, in company, wanting Ins ser
vant, called out, "Where's that block
head of mine?" "On your shoulders,
sir," said a lady.
''I never knew it so difficult to make
collections," said an old merchant, "as
it is now-a-days; I find it almost Im
possible even to collect my thoughts."
"Why do jou use paint?" asked a vi
olinist of his daughter. "For the same
reason that you tie rosin, papa."
"How is that?" "Why, to help me draw
Au Iowa woman poured hot water
down her husband's back to cure the
toothache, and tbe jury held that she
was practicing without a license, and
sent her to jail for six months.
At a "revival" in a Western town
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fully two-thirds are males; which the
women explain by saying that the wo
men are mostly angels already.
"My dear," said an effectionate old
lady to her husband,"w!iat do you wi3h
for your dinner?" "An appetite, good
company, something to eat, and a nap
kin," answered the old man.
Xo one but Brigham Young could
have said that, "if necessary to the
building up of the kingdom, I could bu
ry all my wives withoutasigh ortears."
But then he is getting pretty old, yon
Honorable mention is made of a
Maine servant girl who is now serving
her eighty-second winter under the
same roof. She has washed dishes 89,-
90 times, and comes yet gaily to her
A pious old lady near Athens, Geor
gia, rather surprised a lot of young
folks who had captured her mansion for
party, by furnishing entertainment
in the shape of a sermon of two hours'
length from one of the most solemn of
parsons. It was a surprise party In
When a man goes out after supper to
attend to some very important business
which detains him until after mid
night, it is no reason that his loving
and faithful wife should accuse htm st
playing billiards just because he has
chalk all over his sleeve.
"Why is the noun 6er feminine in
French ?" asked a teacher of his young
lady pupils. "Beer is not French ; it is
English," cried the girls, in chorus.
,'Very well, then; why is biere, which
is the French word for beer that is,
why Is 6eer feminine?" "Because you
men like it so well 1" said the girls, and
the teacher did not pursue the subject
Use time as though you knew the
Value a good conscience more than
When prudence dictates fear, temer
ity is folly.
When avarice rules, humanity Is ab
Winter discovers what summer con
Zeno, of all virtues, made his choice
Distances in Colorado.
:V correspondent in Georgetown, Col
orado, vouches for the truthfulness of
It Is well known that in high alti
tudes, owing to the rarefied air, objects
are visible at a great distance; and
from the city of Denver, the Rocky
Mountains, although some sixteen miles
distant, seem but a very short way off.
An English gentleman, a tourist, came
in on the Kansas i'acinc train one
morning, fresh from the old country,
stopped at the Iutcr-Occan Hotel in
Denver, aud soon made the acquain
tance of two of the "old citizens." The
Britisher was captivated with the ap
pearance of the mountains, and sug-
estedtothe two "old citizens" that,
as the mountain range was such a very
short distance from the city, they should
all take a walk te it, and return in time
for dinner. The two "old citizens"
saw a chance for some fun, and imme
diately consented. The trio started
west, and walked toward the moun
tains for some two hours and a half,
and the mountains seemed as far away
as ever. Tho Englishman was a good
walker, and kept a little in advance ol
his friends. Finally they saw him de
liberately sit down, as he came to a
small Irrigating ditch, perhaps two feet
wide, and begin taking oil' his boots aud
stockings. When they came up to
where ho sitting they asked him, in
some surprise, what he was doing that
for. The Englishman aaid he was go
ing to wade the stream. But tbe "eld
citizens," looking at htm In astonish
ment, asked him why he didn't step
"Step across It!" replied the British
er "step across It ! Xot I. What do I
know abeut distances in your blanted
country I" Editor's Drawer, f kar$kt
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A Deserving Retort.
A youth in love thus addressed his
inamorata: "Loveliest vision, as my
eyes rest upon thy seraph-like form my
soul is filled wilii the scintillating fan
cies of the poet. O! lovely Dido, dost
love the humble suiter that craves the
faintest glimmer from the lnwHiaii
rays ot thy young hearts affection i .01
angel fresh from the burnished streets
of Paradise, clad in the halo of th
queen of night, dost pity the' faithful
Troiluswho stands before thee?" and
gently the maiden answered with a
heavenly sigh, faint as the night wind :
"Go West, young man, and give 115 a
Why Barney was Retained.
A firm dealing largely in coal in one
of our Western cities had hrthfclr ser
vice an Irishman named Barney, due
lay thejiead. ofJ.he.finn, irritated be
yond endurance at one of Barney's
blunder, told him to go to the office and
et his pay, and added, "JTou are so
thickheaded I can't teach you any
"Begora," says Barney, "I larnt wan
thing since I've been wid ye!"
"What's that?" asked his employer.
"That'slvinteen hundred made a ton."
Barney was retained, or, to use- the
phraseology of a Southern gentleman
who has just won the heart and hand of
Xew York's most opulent widows, "he
resumed the primeval condition of UU
former rectitude." Editor's Draxcer, in
Harper's Magazine Jot April
A Ship Attacked by a Whale.
The hart Kate Williams, Captain
Hale, of the regular packet line between.
Boston and Fayal, had a dangerous ad-
entnre with a whale on her last trip
home. About nine o'clock one morn-
ng a seaman aloft cried out that there
was a whale on the port bow, and al
most immediately afterwards the ship
was struck witli a tremendous blow
from beneath near her stern. The cap
tain thought for a moment that it was
ail over with his bark, but fortunately
she righted and as she sailed away, the
whale could le seen swimming abont
and lashing the sea into foam, In evi
dent pain. The quarter deck was cov
ered with pieces of the outer skin of
the monster, and the ship lost a por
tion of her mizzen channels, but the
captain was glad to get off on those
A Tale of Hardship.
Early in the winter two men named
boat to cross Lake Superior from Eagle
River to Isle Roy ale to get employment.
In the afternoon of the day on which
they started a terrific storm broke upon
them, and after three hours of immi
nent peril and suffering, their boat was
dashed upon a rock, and the inmates
thrown helpless in the sea. The two
brothers managed to reach the land,
but their companion was drowned. The
place where they landed was many
miles from human habitations, and
death more horrible than that which
overtook their companion threatened
them. To add to their misery, one of
them was, taken sick, and remained
helpless for twenty-six days. All the
means of sustenance they had was alew
rabbits which tbey managed to. caich,
and such fragments of provisions as
they could gather about old abandoned
camps. After intense suffering for forty-seven
days they found an inhabited
dwelling, where they were properly
Girls Better than Boys.
Hamilton says in Harper's Ba
zar : "There are traits more noticeable
In women than generosity. There are
none, perhaps, more admirable in man.
Yet somestimes one1 is tempted to think
that men are born cruel. What is fox
hunting but cruelty and puerility?
The fox is not eaten, nor worn. He is
not slain witli the least cost to himselfs
but the greatest. Xaturally enough,
the nation that collects its ladles and
gentlemen to amuse themselves by the
hour with the doublings and twlstings
and turnings and tortures of one poor
hunted animal, permits in its schools,
and even defends in its schools, that
horrible system of slavery and brutali
ty called fagging. But, on the other
hand, we who do no fag, we haze. A
boy gees away from home, away from
school, to college.- He is a stranger and
forlorn. The instinct of humanlty.one
would say, would induce his comrades
to treat him with especial courtesy, not
to say kindness. The old students stand
to him in the relation somewhat of
host to guest. They have passed
through the homesick period. They
know the ways and the modes. Alt out
goings aud incomings are familiar to
them. Xaturally they stretch out
friendly hands to the new-cooier. STiey
give him timely succor. They acquaint
him with places aud persons. They
smooth away obstacles, ani relieve bint
from embarrassment till he is wonted,
and can hold his own. Xot at all- On
the contrary, they toss him lit blankets;
tlieyuuck him In ponds; they smoke
him out with tobacco; they flood his
floor; and It is not unknown that with
brute violence they have done hlra to
death. Looking at this, one is tempted
to say that the natural was is a wild
beast, a truly ferocious animal, that
should forever wear a ring in his nose
that the earth may not be tilled with his
violence. Such doings are never found
In a girl's school. Girl's schools, u n
treading close on the heels of the boy .
schools. Their Juniors and Seniors
ring out as sonorlously as any mascu
line classification. Their schools are
naming themselves with the name of
college, and their parchments are as
loyal sheep skin as any ilma water can
show. But one trait of college the girl's
schools have yet failed to emulate, and
that ts hazing. Xo organized planji
yet transpired to harry the soul aud,
embitter the life of the new scholar lit
the girl's school; and to that extent it
must be admitted that woman1 has
shown herself more gencrons than
flere's a chance. Said an old gentle
man to Miss Phoebe Couzins : "I wish
yon would give up this foolish notion of
running about to lecture, and settle'
down, have a husband, and be a good
housekeeper." Miss Coiuins replied:
"Barkis is willing; but where's your