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All business promptly .uttcuded to. In teatifiiiiion of Laud Titles u specialty. W. U. BENNETT, ~ attouney AT LAW, Weston, W. Va. V/ill practice In Lawls anil adjoining coun* tlw, un:l in lUe Court of A, peals mill b*. i". Courts. ~~ n. j. simi'sox, ATTORNEY AT LAW, A.YD COMXmiUXMt OF THE tvuxrr couut, Weston, W. Va. Will pniollct tu tit. Court! of Levru and Ktjoiiit'.ig cunntiei. yulTAll l*iisinessentrus!cd to hiw will t. promptly attended lo. ? ? ? - ? 1 AND HEW KWIU'i'ON, attouney AT LAW, Weston, W. Vtt. Wilt practice Id tlic Circuit anil Counlr Coarts of Leuil and adiaceutcouutiiM., hMU n? ilif Conn of Appeals. I ~~ nTTNUV IMaN'iNON. attouney AT LAW, Weston, W. Va: Vfill practice in Ilia Circuit and County Courw wl Lewis, Upshur, Gilmer, Hruxlou mid Kand'ilph; the Louil of Appeals und U I B. Court*. J. M. U15NNKTT, attorney at law, Weston, W. Va. Will practice hi'tin Circuit and- Count) Ccurts of Lewis mid uiljuitul comities, -iid j CJusrt ui Appeals and U. S. Courts. I TFiLuXMinil'Kbf. ATTOUNEY AT LAW, Weston, W. Va. V%'i!l Practice in the Circuit and County Courts of Lewis and adjacent coon lies, and tiio Court of Appeals and U. S Conrts. I rTouiiT iwoNNlfir, ATTOUJIKY AT LAW, AXD CO MM /.S'A'/f) A'AVi OF TIIE\ COUNTY COUUT, 1 Weston, Vi'. Va. Will Frntticc In tlic Uireiill 'aoil County Conns ol Lewis mid ttdjiicnrtt cnimtiw. ?' W.M K. A IIN 0 l7l attouney AT LAW. Weston, W. Va. Prnctlcrs In tlic Courtl or Lewit nnd n.i Jaavnt counties, and the Courl of Appeal? lad V. S. Courts. . _ ' IU F. PUUINQ. *N 11 UKNNKTT' FLEMING & UKSXKTT, attorneys AT law, Glcnvtlle, W. Va. ; I'raoticc U tiio Circuit mill c1",,l.T Caviis of Gilmer, Calhoun, Uraxton, tltrund Lewis; and in tlie Court of Ap }calsuud Uuiied State* Conns. ; G. .1. AHNOl.D attorney at law, Weston, W. Vtt. Practiccs in the Circuit nnd County Court ol L?wU und HiUoluiug enmities, and iu the Court of Appeal* ?nd United States Courts ^VM. \\\ H it AN SOS, A YTORNKY A T LA IV and NO . TAUY I'l/HIJC, Weston, W. Va. Will practice in the Circuit and County Courts of Lewis mid ndjneeiit counties.? I'romp* and special attention to the tiikinj: of depositions aod other testimony iu nil parts of Lewis county ; anil also to business More the Jiisthw of said enmity. 1,1 NN Si HAMILTON, JTTOItXJ.YSA' UKM. KUTATK AUKXrS,. Gratttsvillfl, W. Vn. Ht. Ilainiilun will |imctUe In the rmrli of Lewis county. - X"TjT*l3KNT,"M""u"r Physician and Surgeon, .* Weston, W. Vu Office* on Bank Alley, oue door from Smith's rtrng storo. % At' calls-"sunlit And doy*-promptly at ceudtd to. ! a. it. SLMl't'ON, M. I) , Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W. Vn. C?n be found at his Drugstore, corner ol Main and Second Stient, or at tils re itleiice ou Jluin Street. All calls- night and duy? promptly attended to W.J. ULAN I), M. I), Physician and Surgeon, Weston, AV. Va. Office ou Main A'ltt'ct.two doors below Hie postollice. All calls promptly attended to M.S. HOLT, M D., Physician and Surgeon, Weston, W.Vo. Office on Main Street, one door below the postoffice. Calls-night und day?prompt' f/ mtendud to __________ T.G. KMISTON, M. U. Physician and Surgeon Weston, W. Va. IPhen not profrfaionally cnpaced, 'can be f ound at his lather's residence, Main .Street. DU. J. \\r. DAJtLINTON, Physician and Surgeon, Stilt Lick, \V. \ra. Tenders his professional sorrlccs to Ih oplu of Salt Lick and vi si ui t y. M. E. WIIKLAN, M. D., * Physidian and Surgeon, Kounokc, W. Vn. All calls, night and day, promptly afen de<,4tj. Local Directory. COUNTY OFFICERS .luiliro Circuit Court?J. BRANSON. Clerk W. G. IIARRRISON. j Pres't County Court?J. I'liTl.HirON. Clerk " ?' WOOFTKR., I'rosccuting Att'y? Sheriff J. G VANBEUNOltt Sup't. Free Schools G. WT. CUOOK County Surveyor 1). 'i'. ^.',,rlCt Cj.;0 "IsUBK; ifV!103llfiC?3CBS3 Court House Dis'riet. G. W turner and l' llargan. ?''C cm tin's Creek District, Win. Ilall nnd-W. V.Wood Ihcker's Creek District. M. JlcWiiorter aud' D. 15. Swislicr. OJliu's Setllmeilt District. S. n.Suiith nnd \V. K. Wilson. Skin Creek District. W.V. Cliideslcr-nnd W .G. MoWuortor HOLDING OF COURTS. CvotuVt Cowrt*. I.owis, 20lb of February and August Gilmer 11 rli of March and 20ili .Sep'. Upshur, 25th Of May nod ah Ucc. I'retton, 22.1 of March 4nd 8i October Handolph. mil cf May and 2i)d Nov. Tucker, 10th of April and Oct. 21. Harbour. April 20 at.il November 2(1. Webster, ltliU of June nnd otli aopt llraxton, ISili March and 18th August Harrison, 30th May and 30ili O"1"11" Calhoun, 21?lll of May and 10th of Oct. Ciovvv'is. I.ewi*.?First Monday in February. Apr,!. June, August, October and December?ibo Juno and October. terms for focal and polico business Giliucr ?Second Monday in February April. Juno, August, Oclobcr aim December. . , Upshur ?Second MonOny m Kbrunrj April, Juno, Aujust, October and 1'eccmber. . T Braxton:?Firat VueeJay in January Mo roil, May, July, September and November. . ? Webster.? I'ourtn Tuesday in Februa ry, April,Mune, August, October and December. , , nlh.mn.-Fourth M?n?loT Jfcbr?a ry, Mircli. Juno, Augurt, Septem ber and November. TQWN officers, JlbiiioT??J. W. oflmclin. ficrvriler?(i. P. Hjtlc. .IfifM-ili??l?l "'"?cf-J.din -hen. 2,1 ISW-A C. link'. 3,7 ll'iml?James Bums. ith If,in/?Joseph A. Watson. ' &,???(.?I. S. Wilkmsuu. soex-asiss. ? p t i M.?Stated commiiiilcitirns ,lay? or?,very niolldl.^ 0,?AIU| l/v p S^lalea communications o! drill be held in Ibeir ltnn.- lnJ""' U?r, sVjD<^h'.a?".n.aoc,e,r.-?aiea 'u. J.SWPWN, Srrrftnry. CHURCHES M E Church, ttev. S. B. Jones, Pos ' * Proii-titnc evcrv Sabbath. -I raver inoetinc Wednesday nijrht. Sunday School _j A. Hume?, Superintendent?every Sun 'ChA, ltev. Georte M. Fl ,?V, Pastor. Service., .wry alternate Sunday. Sabbath Scbuol?? ni "? l|un I uiptftou. Superintciide.it?every Sunday at | ? Catholic Church, Uev J. A. Trncy, Pas tor. Services every first and third ^Jayj nt 7* nini 10 A. M., and i P. 31- aauuaiu Belmil-Jacoh ScliliiM. Whiientat evcrv Siinilav at2 o ehiclc, ? *[? _ ... i St Paul's Church (Bphtcopnl.) Iter. J. II l>o??, lleclor. Divine servlcis every | "iiSd Ml Snmlaysat It A M.iind ? Kl M Sunday School every Sunday Jut l.?>0 i eaei, moirtli, Grayer meeting every Tuei Clinreli. ltev. T. B. Cyrls 'SSS fSSoVXtiVIU -, IpKUit-erery Sunday .1 - Clock,j ?IKKmit Atn DEPARTURE AI OF THE MAILS Clatk.bnrf-.ei.'1-dall)" ewnl Sandays-1 leaves to'?a "t 5:5.". 'Ij0 a. ^r.^atVoS'l'ir'" i?miVm Weston game day at u.ju 1 ? *u ? Glcnvllle?dally M?pt ?aiidays-lc?>ic> Wostoti at 8 A. M. and urrlvwi at .?I M. Itiieklmniicm?ilslly -xe.pl So^^ar rives at Wuton at 11 A, 11., an4iea?w pMHtinl?arrives ? Weston Tiiesdavs na.l ""^ftl^on'-r^ ao.^ys?5 P. il Mondvsata A. M?ae't". Taesdaysalil '''^<r Pat lies liavlnir mall to BO should brlCll to the ofllee Half an hour before the .departureor tlio mails. NA'IUOSaIj BX1IANGB BASK OF WKSTON. Discount Day?Wednesday. S'/toASDUsn,-. ?w nAnaisoN, TacA),UENi a.w??. It. J.MeOANUUSII, l'rts'. JI.W UAltltlSON Vlct-ries't. D. II. DAIHtt, CKililer Hotels. THE WALDO HOUSE IIend of Main Street, Weston, I. C. WALDO Proprietor JfSJF" Sample , rooms and good stabling attached. TERMS MODERATE. Hayden House, Second Street Weston Conveniently located in tiic ccntml |?ot lion of the town. Good rooms good lubie nud excellent slabliig. Chary ex Yen/ .1 JAS.'M. llAi'DEN. Weston, Sept. 11. BAILEY HOUSE, E. M. TUNSTILL, Proprietor, tn <wu. Walker Hotel, SAJl'Jj WALKER, Proprietor. <&u?r.?>y, m. THGSrlAMROCKHOUSE, (ucarly opposite tho Court House,) '/K*/**, -//? ML, ?JAMICS UUltiXS, Propriety Having refitted nud retarnislied this es tablishment, I urn prepnred to oiler thu best of accommodations to the public. Good stabling on the premises. J&- CHARGES VERY MODERATE THE BAR :it my house is nlwuyrstip* plied with pure liquors, nf ull kinds. Couiu n nd sec t??. ' Commercial Hotel, (FORM Kit I, Y HAKTLKTT HOUSE) PKUIIY t\UM?, Proprietor, .I/iii*;t Sired, adjoining Court l/oitbc, CLAHKXJSl'KG, IK. YA. Ftuo Somplo llooms. Telegraph of flc#, excellent Stalling, litis to all Trains. | May 4, 18T8. flCUSEaVILLF, Hltmx. Rushville, Lewis Co., W. Vu. WW. l. WHITE, - Proprietor The undersigned desires to iufoim the public that he has leased the above Hotel, nud has refurnished nnd relit ted the same, lie oilers the brst of accommodations to the .traveling public. Good Stabling nnd ael uu t!i3 ptsnnsos. lb liu m i tas^a'a arrangements for travellers and teamsters. He respectfully invites a call Irom his old friends and travelers. WM, lb WHITE. WEST VA. IJNlVEfRsiY Nine departments of study; text-books I furnished at cost; calendar arranged to suit leathers; expenses for one year from SI 75 I io S200 non-irrtarhn, liberal, thorough. Fall Term begins September 3d, 1970. ^uFor catalogue and other Information, apply io the President, J. ft. Thompson, ?Morpintown, W. Va. D.T. IVETKUSON U R V B V 0 It , Westou, \V. Va. (Couuty Surveyor Lewi* County ) Pcriies desiring my services can address Weston, mil go to any of the ndja eat counties. Terms moderate DR. J. M. LAZIEIt, Resident Dentist, Weston, W. Va. I have permanently located la Weston All work done in a scientific manner, nnd ivarrunted to give satisl action. Prices low ver Lewis' Store. DR. DUNCAN WARD Dentist,' lias permanently located in th (own of Weston. Ho can be found at his uflieo on Main Street, oppoeitu the liernev llonse. Wheat corn, or oats taken at the Weiton ofllcc In excl'imgo for Dental work. ALL WORK "WARRANTED CHAS. J.GOFF Wlioleaulu and lietail Dealer in Foreign ami Domestic Wliiskies, Brandies, Wines, Gins. Alcohol &c, OIBoe aud Wuro-UootiH, No. I, GofFs Block, I'ike Street, CLAllKSUUllG, ??'. YA. JOHN E. IIAVS, ATTORNEY A rjA.W , Glenville, W Va Will practice io the ' u Hi nnd Court* Courts of Gilwrr Hnd Trapping in a Hand-Car. Tt was a winter morning, and very curly. There was just light enough For 0110 standing on the railroad to see the figure of a man, or boy, moving among the trees and hushes a little way from the embankment. Having cleared a spot from snow and sticks, the boy proceeded to drive some small stakes into tho soil, which tho water of the brook tiowing close beside it had kept unfrozen. The stakes were driven so as to form a circle, and the spa ces between them were barely wide enough for a squirrel to miss through; but the mink, for whose capture the.-trap ? was intended, could not have gone through at all, except at one place, where a stake had been left out -purposely. Over this place was suspended a long, heavy stick, supported by a slender prop. Any animal of the size of the mink, in seeking to ob tain the flesh or fish that was plac ed in the centre of the enclosure, would press beneath the log and, in so doing, knock out the prop, when the log would suddenly drop, crushing the intruder beneath it. "Plenty of tracks along the brook, and if I don't have a mink here to-morrow morning, my name ain't John?" He stopped short and held his breath to listen. Through tho still morning air came the steady, grinding hum ami ruttle of a car. It was far off and low, ut first, but rapidly increased until tho echoes caught up the sound and made it more startling. "My gaeious! the.J section-men arc coming back already I" ii.e went up the embankment by a succession of leaps, and stood be side the hand car m which ho had come. It would be the work of a few seconds only to put it off the track; but to get it out of sight he must throw it dowiv the bank, Then, even if it cscaped breakage, how could he get it up again? "I must run for it!" was his conclusion. And lie jumped into the car and seized tho crank that turned tho wheels. lie had great confidence in tho speed of his car; for not only were the wheels larger, but the car was made almost wliully of wood, and so was much lighter than the one behind him. Itis plan was to run ahead to a team-road that crosscd the track, then wound quickly out of view in tho thick bushes, and there to take off his car, and run it out of sight until tho section-men had passed by. TI10 men saw something moving on the track ahead, but there was not vet light enough to mako out with* certainty what it was at that distance, and they turned the cranks of their'*cars with unusual vigor to overtake the trespasser, be it man or beast. There was but a single crank on the fugitive car, and only a boy to work it, while the other had two cranks and a stout man to each. Besides, they had the advantage of the greater momentum of a heavier car on a down-grade, and their iron axles made less fraction tlma wood en ones. Perhaps the reader will ask, why he needed to run away from the section-men in this manner? Late in the autumn, the section master had learned that there was a boy*callcd "John," who was trap ping mink on tho streams along the railroad; and they several times saw him walking over the rails, and ordered him off. There was a law, John knew, against walking on railroad tracks; so, after tho first warning, lie al ways walked outside the rails But this, also, was trespass, and he was then ordered off the road entirely.! ? Perhaps one reason was that the section-master's boy was also try to catch mink, and wanted a mo nopoly on that line. it was tho business of the snc tion-mcn to go over their section of the road before the principal trains, and see that the track was all right. John found out tho time of these trips, and kept up hi^ trapping by keeping out of their sight. But somebody now began to rob his traps, so that he almost dccided to give up tho business. Yet he was sorely in need of clothes and school-books, and ho wanted a watch and other things; but his father was dead and his mother was poor, and, though he did chores for the neigh bors whenever he could, still there was a painful lack of money in the widow's household. John lay awake at night think ing over liis troubles, and it occurr ed to him that if he could only set his traps at a greator distance, they would not he robbed so often. Hut how to attend the trans within the limited time ho had lor such business?that seemed a fatal question. "I'll just build a ear of my own? that's what I'll do!" exclaimed he, one morning, waking from a dream of railroads, mink-traps, and section-men. Then, night after night, he work ed ill the cold barn, by the light of the lantern, with only such tools as his father had left, for he dare not borrow of a neighbor. At last the car was finished, and ?? eye had seen it, save tlu.se. o the cow and two sheep, who had watched him wonderingly between mouthful?, or while they l>cacc"ill} chewed the cud. The burn was only a fen steps from the railroad, and John g?t his ear upon the track without difficulty. , . , , Tt creaked alarmingly as ho set off, but a little lard quieted that. Everything went well tor a few (lavs, and every day he extended his line of traps, and; almost even day lie found a mink m one 01 another of thein. 'l'hc skins brought a good price, and John was laying up money? for' American sable (as the tur of tho mink is called) was very fast. ionuble. . ,. , Wc loft Jolin turning Ins crank dcsparately lo outrun the car o the section-inen. Three miles were, nasscrl, una still he had not guinea in the least upon his pursuers. His arms were aching, and his breath came fast, but there was not a'moment lor ""The axlo of his car began to creak again, but the loud ringing of the iron wheels behind bun, and the frosty echoes from the woods and lull-sides drowned all other sounds in the ears of his pursuers. I But this availed little, for tlicv were now sensibly gaining uuon in spite of all he could do lis car seemed to partake of his excite tnent, and bounded and swayed along the the track ; and 011 round ing ? curve, it fairly leaped from the rail, and came to a halt, pitch ins John out into the snow. lie had been running away on wheels before; there was no way now but to run with his teet, and run lie did. , , When the section-men readied the wrecked car, its owner was out of sight in the woods, rhoj did not think best to pursue him ; but tliev placed his car .011 the track again, and took it into the station, where it was privately exhibited as a wonder for several weeks. . John did not think best to re sume his visits to his traps for some davs; but the men examined (lie track and the traps, and from there mado up their minds who was the owner of the wooden car. One dav the superintendent o the road'was at tho station, and was shown this car, and heard the '7fV at once sent an officer to the school-house for John. . 1 lie ofiend cr ivas brought before him, and was a?kcd about the ear, his trapping, school and family?more questions than he ever had to answer m a school-examination in all his He. lie answered honestly and man fully. but with secret dread and scarcely-hidden terror. lint the questions which troubled him inoro than any "ther were tbo"0 ho asked himself: What if thev should disgrace me and mother by sending me to jail ? and "What would mother do without W Greatly to his relief, lie was dis missed with a reprimand, and the advice: "Never do anything which vou are in doubt of your right to |''?\ few davs later his mother re ceived a letter from a gentleman who was a stranger to her, oflcrin,, to take John as an apprentice in tho machinc-sliop of the railroad coin pany, 011 terms that the widow found very favorable. Tho gentleman proved to bo the superintendent, whoso acquaint ance John had made in such an un pleasant way. Ho had ""j1!1" concerning John, anil bcin? plo.ia cil with his honesty, intelligence, in?enuitv, and his diligence in lmth study and work, kindly cave him an entrance 111 a desirable bu? "'ifv continuing in those virtues, John has recently come to he luni ?clf a siiperinteudeiit over the same road; and the section-men who pursued him so relentlessly are still section-men, and take their orders from John. Farm >'otci. Lime for //?>?.?Uyiug hens need n great deal of lime, in order that their eggs may have tho prop or thickness of shell. Nothing IHitter can he given than raw bones crushed lino. They are of special value on account of the lam matter contained in their cells. Hull Oemti't.?Slack one peck of lime, and while hot and at the thickness of cream, add a pint ol linseed oil and a quarter of a pound of dissolved glue. Let it stand it htilf-dnv bofore using. 1 his, for interior walls is far superior lo simple lime and water. Cw/Viij ir?z.?Grafting wax may be made by melting together four pounds of common rosin, two ixiiinds of beeswax, and one pound of tallow. If His to bo used in tho orchard in cold wenthor, add a quarter of a pound moro of tal low, 0; a little raw linseed oil. # Jiumeil to Death. From llit* 1'rutoo Count} Journal. On the evening of the 9th inst., while Mrs. X:inny Loughrio, of Austin, wife of .1. W. J,oneiric, and daughter ofttarnabas Ball, was preparing supper, by some means licr clothing caught lire, and before the flames were extinguished she received such serious burns that, after suffering tlio most severe pains, she died on Thmsday night, the 15th. Her remains were "in terred in the Shay cemetery on the evening of the 10th, and were fol lowed to their last resting place by a large crowd of people. She was about 28 years of of age, and was married about two months previ ous ?to her death. She leaves a young husband besides many rela tives and friends to mourn her loss. J ICE. The Grafton tingle says: '"Mrs. T.oughridgc went went to the kitchen lire-place to get a brand with which to light another fire. In turning from the lire the skirt of her dress was ignited and when she discovered it she unfortunately ran out of the house towards a creek, some thirty yards distance, but instead of going" into the water returned running into the house. The wind htal by this time fann ed her clothing into one mass of flames. The unfortunate lady caught up her riding skirt and wrapted it around Herself, which only added fuel to the flame. A neighbor hearing her screams rushed in.and smothered the fire with a quilt." [Our correspondent and the Eagle do not agree in the name of the un fortunate woman, which gives us opportunity to urgo correspondents to be very careful in writing nropcr names to see that they arc plainly written and correctly spelt.?Ed] ? Sum ratch Outdone. JIu.NDFORPSVir.i4E, Ky., April 11. ?A few da) s since Thomas Boyd, a clock-tinker, claiming Belfast, Ireland, as his homo, came to this place ami had a notice published in the Ilart county Democrat that he would on Sunday jump ott\ the railroad bridge across Green river, a structure one hundred and twenty five feet high. At ton o'clockpeople began to gather from all points.in the country, and the trains north and south brought from Bowling Green, Cave City, Horse Cave, Ik con Creek and "Upton's hundred's more, to witness the big jump. At 12 o'clock at least one thousand people had collected, eager and anxious to witness the unparalled feat. When the bridge watchman in formed the impatient crowd that tiie railroad company had given orders to stop llovd from jumping, numerous threats were made by the most determined to havo him make the leap whether the railroad company were willing or not, yet none wero bold enough to place him on the hridgo. Dissatisfied the crowd moved a short distance up the river,and made llovd climb a sycamore tree about forty-live feet and jump from that'. This he did with ease and dexterity. The crowd cheered furiously, and became so much the mora anxious to see him make the leap from the bridge. Finally, as a last resort, despatches were sent to the proper railroad authorities in Louisville on the subject, and, in reply, word was received that he could do so under protest and at his own peril. Clothed in black pants and white vest, a tight-fitting scull cap and itiliis stocking feet, he walked out to the middle of the bridge as cool and collected as most .men under ordinary circumstances, and laughed ami joked a few minutes, with the crowd, when he announc ed tlmt he was ready to make the. perilous leap. . The immense gathering of people, so far beneath that they looked like pygmies, was moved by in tense feeling, and became hushed and silent. One, two, thrco, and the daring diver springing head foremost 0110 hundred and twenty feet down into the water below. For a few seconds he was underneath the water, but as soon as he ap peared above the surface, swimming lustlv, a tremendous cheer went up from, both banks of the river, and the canoe that paddled him ashore was met by huudrcds of excited people, and Boyd's cap was tilled to overflow with silver. He is the fame man who jumped oft'Ohio Falls bridge; hut this is at least thirty feet higher, and is decidedly the highest jump and most daring feat of the kind ever performed in America. Saturday lie proposes to jump off the rail road bridge at Howling Green.? Cincinnati Kuquiier. Spare moments are not the gold dust of time. Young wroto a true as well as striking line whonjie said, "Sands make the mountain, and moments make the year." Of all portions of our life, sparo mo ments are the most fruittul of evil. They arc tho gaje f through I which temptation finds Uiel etisiost ' access to tlie garden of the soul. Another Missouri Town That Was Devastated. The rumors of the destruction of; Kicking, Missouri, has been.con firmed. Things there are terrible bevoud description. The storm entered the town at tlio southwest comer, sweeping down everything in its way. The town had seventv-six buihhngs,'i*> eluding stores, mills, dwellings, shops, ifcc., and only two were left untouched. All the rest wcrgj eithor totally destroyed or so badly; wrecked as to be uselesss. m The cyclone sti tick the placejffi 8:15 Sunday evening, and Strang* , to say, only a little child was .kUl5 cd. No * other persons injurc(l> I seriously. The escapes were truVftj miraculous. Mr. Asberry and family, sevcnjin_ number, were carried across a lota a distance of fifty yards, in thai lmii.se,and when the house descend^ ed, the}' all dropped to the groun^ unharmed. r9B The storm lasted fifty seconds and was accompanied by balls of^fira of a white bluish color. Its width was about half a mile, and seemed to ascend and descend in its couko! The distress of the peoplefia great, at least one-third of tho,'..suf ferers losing everything they hadlin the world. They cry for piu! They are now living ofV the'few; who were spared with a little. '1 A Valuable Voting Member. The following complimcritHpsp paid by the Cincinnatti finquir*^ to Hon. Jolir* E. Kenna, offfjusj State: The influence of young nionlinj Congress, if well balanced, isjex^; omnTilicd in the case of Hon. John 12. Kenna, of West Virginia.' Kenna is but thirty-two years of agexinda is serving* his second terin?Hes is discreet, however, bcvondjliisl veais. He rarely uddresseswlnul 'House for the mere matter ofiaita ing his eloquence, but wlieril does address it he comma'ndsTani attentive consideration. Speakeri; Randall, in recognition of InaMsera vices to the party, assigned jhinwog an important position on th?(KmJS merce Committee, and througffihiss exertions and wa tchfulnessgftheg important appropriations for the Ohio River and. its tributaries in West Virginia are incorporated in the River and Harbor Appropri-:: tion Bill, lie is also Chairmanfof tlic^Committce on Enrolled gBillsi Unlike other young members; "he never obtrudes himself unon.the House unless he has something :to say, and when he has, ho says that something well. An Irishman of Montaua was working a placer mrno a few miles from Bear Gulch and visited that place one day to get his tools sharp ened. .lust as he was about to start back some one told him if he would go hoihe by way of Sour Krout Ciulch he would not miss his way. and would save several miles of walking, l'at started out, but after /raveling several miles the sun was almost down and ho had seen vjothing that looked famil iar. At last he made up his mind that he was lost, and, to use his own words, feared he "would be robbed and murthered entirely all alone." While he was in this state of mind lie spied a cinnamon bear on the side of the mountain and was almost ready to fall to the ground with fright. Recovering his self-possession a little ho said: "I thought it wouldn't do to let the bear think 1 was afraid of him and con cluded I might intimidate him by making him think that there were several of mo. So, walking a little faster, I cidled out as loud as iver I could, 'Mike! Oi say, Mike, hould on till I catch up wid ye and the rest of the b'ys.' When the bear heard that ho walked away and said not a word." Lay 1'our Vlans. Ono of the most successful far mers of the country gives this secret of his working: "In winter [ draw a plan for the next year's operations; I spend no time in grog shops, nor in whining about tho business of farming; I read all I can and eudeavor to Belect tho best ideas." Always remember no on? man can debusc vou but you yourself. Slander, satire, falsehood, injustice ?these can never rob you of your manhood. Men may ho about you, they may denounco you, they may cherish suspicions manifold, they may make your failings tho target of their wit or cruelty; never bo alarmed?never swerve an inch from the lino your judgment rnd conscience have marked out for you. They cannot by all their ef forts take away your Knowlcdgo of yourself, the purity of your charac ter and the generosity of your na ture. While those are left you are in point of fact unharmed. In England young gentlemen speak of their father as 'governor,' 'pater,' 'the overseer,' etc. Ilcro we are more, civilized. We Bay Jilad, 'the boss/ 'the old man.' In heath en countries they say 'father ;' but they are behind the age..