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.jt: i V !., ,' i". : .' ' '' tC '-.--. , . . , - - " ' . '- r -a B i. ?! ' imh lefospptrci)fltli to foluirs, Jforcip anb amstk ffefos, liltratoe, ris ano Sciences, ikcauM, . jgrrathtaty glarhtts, pustnunii iu VOLUME XXV. WOODSFIELD. MONROE COUNTY, OHIO. TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1869 NUMBE1U8 8- V! i ?- is . ill .ffi Li it . r4 m 1 ! r. ! !; nil III . M if t 'ill (I 0 n 5 a! fi i- ?H Hoofland's German Bitters TO U ALL ATI BI1M OP HOOFLAND'S GERMAN BITTEES, HOOFLAND'S GERMAN TONIC, Prepared by Dr. C IT. Jackson, Philadelphia. Utr lntrodoeUon into this country bora Germany Ctavndla isai. '.' THEY CURED TOUR - FATHERS AND MOTHEBS, , 7 ."P 7 Tmir children. They ars Urelj dHTaTrmlpi aa from tat many 'EKnSj2"0W I LaaJ i I" th. eountry Jta4 Bitten or I 1 Tonic Tb.y m o Un prepaaJha i La ration, or aarthlnf teoae; bat gwd, bonat, reliable medictaea, The? Xiver Complaint, DYSPEPSIA, ZTeirons Debility, JAXJNDICS, filseases of the Kidneys, ; I ERUPTIOHS OF THE SKIN, Bet fcll Umun artsUe from a DImiw etwet Uw, Stomach, or ( s . - . XMfVRITT Or TBS BLOOD. OmatipAtfoD. PlatnUne, Inward Pile, ' Cath 8tomaeh, Nauaoa. Heart pnra, Diairnat for Food. Falneaa or Weight in the 8 torn oil, Sour Eruotationa, Sink- xr-. ing' or Fluttrin at th - ' Pit of the Stomach, Bvrim talng of tha Head, Harried or Difficult Breathing, Fluttarinc t tha Heart, tf. Choking or 'PfooinBT AASaneationa Wtn la a Ly-VV 7 in ar Poitire, . SIbdiii otavYUion, Dot or Weba befora th Bight, IoU fain in tha Head, Deficiency I . i- of Perspiration, Tallownaaa of th Skin and Eyea, -' fain in tne Biae, ' , , , Back, Chest, Xjimbs, etoM Sudden Plnahaa A? ITmI RnM rfc g in tha Flesh, Constant Imaginings M Xrll and Great Depression of Spirits. di Hum tndicaU dittau IM Liver or Digttn . ? flrfaai, tcmUnti wtik import Meed. : Hoofland's German Bitters Is Sttttralr vegetable, and contain no Jlqaor. It Is a componnd of Fluid Ex tracts. Tha Roots, Herbs, and Bark (rasa srhlcB theae extracts are made raaa wnicn meaeexira are gathered aeaw I 1U tie eedlf xa extracted VI 71 a seleatiflc aaaar tnered ,bbbb. i n (iermany. krlaal Tirtnea Flrom them b rhemlnLThina xtracts are then forwarded to thia teiiirf io ae im expressly lor the euutnfaetnre of these Bitters. There is Be aleoholleeabetance of any kind need In canaponadlng the Bitters, hence it la th nlr Bitters that cam be naed in . cases where alcoholic stimulant avra smat adTisabla, r,'l V.c'.i .-.-v i V - ' Hoofland's German Tonio e e itisafiea e B A rendWi V Bitten, SNA rras Sard Crux Mum, Orant, tU. It it aval ' w (he eesieaueaea setae BiOert, in caate rtn eeele are elrieehe atieiWae if reemrut lm will 6ar i (mi Mat Mete reaxiiMf are entirely different from ' any eftire mdvtrtitedfar Oe care elae diMOJe, aoaxd, ttete eewa eneatvie preparation if awdwinai extracU, eeUle 0e eere are sure deeoeUoM of rum in emae ' arm. fW TONIC ietidtHf n f 0u mod pitm mani and nffrtnbU remedies ever eered le U public Jle aiae ii eeaairtla if a WJrr Im tab iwhxUitM liflimg, ahUttrntutf, mmd medicinal mnlitia ham sisii i a le W tiw fleprettlt eag fcawa DEBILITY. Taert ii M medicine eemt ( JToe-fanfl German Bitttrt er Toate mawenBWfBBj(ff q Debility. 3cy najiart a (one I lJf mand vigor to the whole. etrenothen Irs the appetite. eauM as enjoymmi of themnnmm Jfd enable the eta mach te diaeM , purely the bWai, five a f-sedy Bound, 1 1 meeuutf eemjumon, eradiawe the peiiem ang J ram ue ri isijMrt s Ween (9 Ue thetki, and change the patient from a inert-breathed, emmeiatrd, meeJt, and mniM Invalid, to a full-faced. Html, and rigaroui perton. "Weak and Delicate Children are Made etrong by using the Bitters or Tonic. In tact, tliey are Family Medi cines. They can be administered with ' perfect earety to n child three month Id, the most delicate female, or a bum ef ninety. V rUNJtaMdietarttteeea; ' :..;. . ., : Blood Purifier tmw twain, and will cure all iimuutt retuUinf from badbtood. Keep umtrnmmmmn . bioodpure ; keep your lkrer in order ; krrp t - yemr digettiT oraant on a awai, healthy i I m condition, bp the not of Hum- rtmediu.aaaaWssmaand diuatt will aecraawidyes. The but men in the country recommend them.. If yean of hornet reputation go for oaytaiaf yea mmd try tkeie preparation!. V MOK HOIT. OWX W. WOODWARD, Chief JtuUee of the Supreme Cosrt of Peanayhranla, - PsiLlDSLrsia, March 1, 1661. Jjlad " Boofiand't German BiUort " it not an nte teaiiuf bentrage, but it a food tonic, mtfnl in ditordert of the difottno organs, and of groat benefit in catet of SeetMfy aaa want of nenout acoeai ta fAe lyeteai. ;, tr I oantrulu. P. TB01C HOS. JULES THOH9B02T, ' Jodgs of the Bnpreme Conrt of Praseyrnuiltv PaiLiOBWsu, Atril K, 18M. consider j "Hoofland Carman Bit ,V ters n ealaaMe anaSnae In case Mmmi of attack f Indlgeationaama aaaaor Dyapepala. I ama certify thia from my experience af a'ours, with respect, JAMUS TUO.nPSO!T. PS01C SJCY. JOBIPH H. KUfHARD,D.D, raeter of the Tenth Baptlat Chnrch. Phlladelpnis. Da. Jaossos Diab Bia: J aoee been frttpienthe rtaMttttd to connect my nam otitk reoommrmdmlionl of dijfortnt ktndt of mtdicinei, hut regarding (ha practice me out of my appropriate rphert, 1 ham in all casts do oiumtd; but unth a clear pronf in various innauott, and particularly in my earn family, of the usefulness of Dr. ffoofamiSt German BMere, I depart for onat from my a fan I course, to erprttt my full conviction that for gen. eral debility of the eyetcm and eepeetolly fur Liver Complaint, it la aaaaav saaeaiaafe and valuable reparation. In anae oasts it may Jaa; hut utually, I Ml not, it wM be very eeacaWanWi J to thorn who tufftr dram the about oaaMi. fours, very respectfully. .jr. J. U. XlJAiAU, lighlk, htltm Coatu Ureal CltJTION. - Uoe Hand's German Jttmtdia art counterfeited. The pmuint hare the signature of . Itl. Jackson on the front of the outsidt wrapper of each bottle, and tha MM the articit blown in oath bvUlt All other! art nmnlcrfeU. rte or the Bitters,' (11 00 per bottle ( .Or. af half dozen for (5 OO. priee or the Tonic, fi 60 per bottle t , Or, a half dozen for 7 60. The tdoie Is pot tf i inert bottles. Becolltci that U it Dr. tiooflanfi German Remtut Rot ore ee uniotrtaBy used and to highly recom mended ; and aofmeeamasn-. allow Me Druggist to induct you to lake II Toa!at else that h may say u just as II JJgood, because h maktt a laTprprttJmdulnmmmi on it These Kern. thto will bt sent 6y txprtu to any locality upon eKO' Uonmtto l - PBIXCIPAI. OFFICE, AX THE OEKHLtYH MEDICINE 8T0HE; J,'a.KilASC3 STEeBT.Fkiladetphia. f CHAS. DL EVANS, t Jt . ProprietoiV Pormerly C. M- JACKSON & CO. These Remedies arc for sale by Drug gists, Storekeepers, and Medicine Deal ers crery where. . " " i v Dp not forget t emmim wtU Iht arlidt ye buy, o triitr to ad the genuine. THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY. 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TIN WARE, COPPER WARE, A5D Shset Iron "Ware, Stoves. &c. ' - asaaaaaaaaBt Place of business at th old tUnd, oppsite the Jail. WILLIAM ROSE, HAS lust received, and will sell at reason, able prices, a first class stock of the wares enumerated above. Mr. Rose is a cap. ital workman, and will manufacture for yon any wares desired, not found in his shop. G ve him a call before looking elsewhere. Ue can and will please you. aprt3,'67. WILLIAM ROSE. Professional Cards. Ir. W. T. SIKCXAI1E. TT A IN resumed the practioe of jJLMMicine, tenders his rroies sional services to the citiiens ot Woodsfield and vicinity. (Residence one door North of Driggs Store. WILLIAM WALTOX, Jl, " Physician and Surgeon, (Office on Main treet,) WOOD S F IE L D: OHIO CrVi6, 4. B. KOBRI8....J. B. CBIOGS....C. 0 MSCHEM. Morris, Driggs & Mechem, Attorney, and ounsellort at Law, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. WILL attend to the practioe of Law in Monroe and adjoining Counties. Spe cial attention paid to the collection of doubt ful claims. fiRoom formerly occupied by Amos & Sprigga Bloomer House corner, deol 6mfi. 1. 0. AMOS, 1 J J. P. BPR1GG8, Notary Public. J 1 Pros. Attorney AMOS A SPRIGGS, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, nnd Licensed Claim Agents, WOODSFIELD, OHIO. Office Up stairs in the old Bloomer Houeb. April 26, 1865. JACOIl T. MORRILL, Attorney & Counsellor at Law AND NOT A R Y PUBLIC, Clarington, Monroe, County 0. I TILL promptly and faithfully attend to i V business entrusted to his care. Com promise and amicable adjustment always first sought, and litigation nsed only as the last resort. Oct. 3l.60. Great Battle in Washington! The Capitol in Uuins ! ! THR above ii not true; but it is true that I have bought W. W. Jordan'a .Tin Shop, and am now prepared to furnish everything usually kept in a first class Tin Shop, from a Cooking Stove down to a Tin Whistle. SPOUTING Pot np on short notioe and satisfaction guar anteed. Terms Cash. june23m6. W. M. ALEXANDER. MARBLE WORKS. NICHOLAS HAGOSUEIM Is prepared to furnish MONUMENTS, TOMB STONES, Head-stones, and all articles usually manu factured in first class Marble establishments, at the lowest cash prices. Persons desiring to purchase will find it to their interest to call. Place of business two doors Sonth of Postoffice, Main street, Woods field, Ohio. anl4t. UNION HOUSE, (Southeast of Publio Square,) SDIOX DORR, : : : : Proprietor. HAVING recently taken charge of this Honse, the Proprietor has, refitted and refurnished it throughout in a manner calcu lated to make it one of the most desirable stopping placea in this part of the State. Quests will find the best accommodations at this House, and no pains will be spared to make them comfortable. The Stabile's are commodious, and the trav elers' horses receive the best attention. seplv. THE S'TAR HOTEL, (On the corner East of Main Cross St.) Henry Minstennan, : : : . Proprietor. mHIS House has been thoroughly renovated J and repaired. Having superior faoilities.ev- erythiog will be done to make the guests comfortable. . The table is always snppliei with the best the market affords. Good rooms and clean beds for travelers and regular guests. Good stables are attached to the House. Ev ery effort will be made for the comfort the patrons.' Boarders taken by the day, week, month or year. - . seply. KITTY'S DOUGH-THAI. It was a great, pleasant room, and in (hose days considered a very grand one. Several line pictures hung 7m the ouk paneled wall, and a sweet Madonna and child smiled above the high liiarlile man tel. A l icit Turkey carpet covered the floor, and the elegantly-upholstered fur niture had been imported from Europe. Ou the south side, a small conservatory a rare tiling in that part of the coun try then filled with rure exotics, opened into the room. The possessor of all this comfort sat in his easy chair, in grown and slippers before the blazing fire, but evidently not in a very cheerful frame of mimi. lie gazed sadly and absently into the ruddy flames, sighing occasionally, and pac ing his lingers through his hair. Presently the door opened, and Mar garet, the housekeeper, entered, bear ing a daintv supper on a tray, lie watched her as she drew up the mahog- ony stand and arranged the viands up on it. Alter she had completed the task he said : "Margaret, sit down. I wish to talk to you." 44 Yes sir, said the woman, smoothing out herr black silk apron with both hands. "Ah, Margaret," began the gentleman, somewhat dolefully, "that was a sad piece ' of business for nic that Jacob transacted when he bought that tract of land down the Ohio. I never suspicion 1 ll M. ... . . eu inai ne wouia emigrate, or i never would have dissuaded him. But the trouble is, what am I to do, Margaret, when you are gone. Jacob s place I can easily supply ; but you have always kept everything in such excellent order that 1 am afraid to trust the house to the care of any one else. Can you tell me wnat to uo ( " "Thank you, Colonel Rider, for your nice compliment, but I don't like dirt any better than you. If you d take my advice, sir, j-ou'd go and get married." "Hhv, Margaret, you have told mc yourself that most of the girls don't clean their dough-trays more than once a week, and many not for six. Do you sjipose that I could endure that? I wish ! had married you, Margaret," lie added, sportively. "U, sir, she said, laughing, "I have loved Jacob ever since I can remember; ana men l was married belorc l came here. There's Laurettc Geniu ; she's a likelv, tidy young lady, I guess. Of course, 3011 would not marry poor, sir." "She is irench, and I dislike the French. Can you think of no one else ?" "lhere are some right good house keepers among those not suited to you, sir." "There's Kitty Scbeffcr, she's so pret ty, he said, half to himself, not noti cing her last remark. "O, sir, all she is worth is to do fancy work and read. You'd better see Lau rette. She'd suit A'ou best" "Well, well, I'll see about it, as you say so. . Uut l must see wnat sort 01 a kitchen she keeps. You may go now." lie ate his supper leisurely, thinking of the change that must necessarily take place in his alTairs. Colonel Rider M as an old bachelor, a German, and immensely rich. His fa ther had been a wealthy baron in Ger many, but being a younger son he could not inherit the property. At an early age he was scut to Paris to obtain a mil itary education. "When the great Frenoli revolution broke out he left France and came to New York, where he engaged in the merchantile business, and in a few years amassed a large fortune. G row ing tired of city-life, he went West, and bought a large tract of land on the Mon ongahcla River, in Pennsylvania. Here he built himself an elegant mansion, and furnished it in European style. But, to the envy and chagrin of all the old maids and despite the covetous sighs of anxious mammas and marriageable daughters for miles the country round. Colonel Rider still remained a Ifachelor invincible, too, they began to think. He was an old bachelor, with what some would suppose, rather singular prejudices. He had a great abhorrence of dirt, and a dongh-tray that wasn't scoured as clean as soap and water could make it every baking-day, was his par ticular aversion. He had been so fortu nate as to secure a housekeeper that en tirely suited lum, but alter many years he found himself in an unexpected di lemma. Her husband was about to em igrate to the West, and he would be left with no one to superintend the servants. The fact was horrifying to contemplate, but he determined to do the best he could. We left him at supper. By the time he had finished sipping his wine, he had evidently come to a decision about some thing for he set his glass down with an air of satisfaction, and smiled, half quiz zically, half complacently, to himself. Isext day, early alter dinner, tne groom brought his master s favorite saddle horse, and Colonel Rider moun ted and rode away. Having arrived at the Geniu mansion, he inquired for Lanrette, and found her A 1 IaA. , 1 . vt.-vieie n in uie siuing-rouiu, m u suncu mvi muy dress, with frowsy hair, reading "Thad deus of Warsaw!" So fascinated had she become with the book that she had even neglected her toilet. Upon the Colonel's entrance dewn went the book and up jumped Miss Laurette in a flur ry. "Colonel Rider ! I'm so glad to sec you ! But," she added, somewhat rue fully, "you must excuse my appearance. I have been reading, and forgot to im prove it" "Certamlv, Miss Laurette. Give your self no uneasiness on that account." After a few minutes' indifferent con versation upon the weather, Laurette said: "Pray, sir, let me have your horse sent to the stable, and let us have the pleasure of your company to tea." "Thank you.- I intend only to make you a short call ; but if yon will be so kind as to give trim a 'white dnuK l shall be very miich obliged. The scra pings of the doiigh tray will do very nicely. I hope'it will not be too much trouble." "Oh, no trouble at all. Molly dreans the dough-tray oiice a month, and this is the day, I guess. I will see to it, im mediately. Excuse me, sir." "A very pretty girl, but a decided sloven," he thought, as he roue away about an hour after. "She is her fathers housekeeper, but she can never be mine I believe I'll go and see Kitty, anyway." He was received very cordially by Miss Schelfer, who wondered with in ward delight what made him so sociable. No one was home but Kitty and their one servant, but he didn't care. He could not help admiring her. She was so slight and graceful, her eyes were so bright and black, and her soft, brown, braided hair lay coiled so many times around her pretty head. Then she looked so sweet and lidv in her stulT grown, with the cherry ribbons at her throat that seemed to match so wdl with her cheeks and lips, that he really almost made up hi mind to marry, if he could, whether she kept her dough tray clean or not. "Let me have your horse put up, Col onel Rider," she said, after they hud been chattering pleasantly for an hour or more, "nnd stay to tea. I know that father will be pleased to discuss politics with you." "Thank you, I believe I will. But, Miss Kat." lie added, screwing his courage up to asking the dreaded ques tion, "will you please Jet him have a 'white drink ?' The scrapings of your dough-tray will do." "I can't oblige you in that particular, for our dough-tray is thoroughly clean ed every baking-day; but if flour will answer it is at your service-" "That is all he gets at home," he said smiling. As she left the room he felt confident that before he went home he w.ould ei ther be a very happy or a very unhappj man. "Kitty," he said, "what misfortune do you think has overtaken mc ?" "Nothing very serious, I hope." "1 am about to lose the best house keeper in America. What would you advise nie to do under the circumstan ces?" "I don't know, unless you get a wife ; for then, you know, it isn't probable that she would leave you." "There is only one woman, Kitty, I could marry ; what if she should refuse me?" "You can hope for tha best." "Well, Kitty, will you take pity on an old bachelor, and consent to become his dear little wife ? Don't say no, darling." And he put his arm around her and drew her to him. Miss Kitty blushed and hid her pret ty face on his shoulder for an answer." The ladies were very envious of Mrs. Rider's velvets and laces, and of the broad acres and grand house she was mistress of. But she loved her husband better than she loved his wealth ; and as for Colonel Rider, he often told Kitty it was the best luck that ever happened him when Margaret went away. From the D.iyton Ledger. THE BEAUTIFUL 851 OW. .Last summer we published, the incom parable poem entitled "The Beautiful Snow," which met with such universal favor and has been so eagerly sought for, that every copy of the Ledger containing it has been picked up. Numerous inqui ries have been made for it. which we were unable to fill, and therefore, at the special request of many friends, we re publish the poem. Like '.'The Dying Year," by George D. Prentice, "The Beautiful Snow" will bear reading every month in the year. It has been pro nounced by the London Spectator to be the finest American poem ever written. This opinion, we think, is not far out of 1 the way. The Ledger is giving its read ers some of the best poetry selected and original that has ever been publish ed in this country. Two weeks ago we published the "Address to a Skeleton," a rare gcm.full of sentiment and thought ; and last Sunday, "Out in the Snow," a most meritorious production by oue of our Dayton citiiens. But here is the history of "The Beau tiful Snow," takcu from the Omaha Rc: publican: "How many thousands have let their tears fall over these lines, as their touch ing pathos call into recollection the sad story of other and similar victims to man's wanton cruelty! In point of smooth versification, easy flowing rythm, through which is almost heard the plain tive wail of woman's ruined honor, our knowledge of English literature brings to mind no single poem of such thrilling sentiment as this. "We have lately seen an article float ing the rounds of the press, purporting to give the authorship of this remarka ble, effort; but the writer of the state ment, who indulged his inspiration "among the cool brcczc9 of Lake Erie," seems really to know nothing about its real history. The writer gives Miss Do ra Shaw, an actress, and author of "Out in the Rain," the credit and honor of the poem. This is a mistake. Dora Shaw has written some pleasant lines, but her brain never flashed that sparkling gem, "The Beautiful Snow." "In the early part of the war,onc dark Saturday night in the dead of winter, there died in the Commercial Hospital, in Cincinnati,a young woman over whose head only two and twenty summers had passed. She had once been possessed of an enviable share of beauty, and had been, as she hcrselt says, "flattered and sought lor the charms of the face ;'' but alas ! upon her fair brow had long been written that terrible word prostitute! Once the pride of respectable parentage, her first wrong step was the small be ginning of "the same old story over again," which has been the only life his tory of thousands. Highly educated and accomplished in manners, she might have shone in the best of society. But the evil hour that proved her ruin was the door from childhood, and having spent a young life in disgrace and shame the poor friendless one died ' the melan choly death of a broken-hearted out cast "Among her personal effects was found in manuscript "The Beautiful Snow," which was immediately carried to Enos B. Reed, a gentleman of culture and lit erary tastes, who was at that time editor of the National Union. In the columns of that paper.on the morning of the day following the girl's death, the poeni ap peared in print for the first time, jv hen the paper containing the poem came, out on Sunday morning, the body of the victim had not .yet received burial The attention of Thomas Buchanan Read, one of the first of American pojts, was soon directed to the newly published lines, who was so takcu with their stir ring pathos that he immediately followed the corpse to its final resting-place. "Such are the plain facts concerning her whose "Beautiful Snow" shall long be remembered as one of the brightest gems in American literature." The beautiful Snow. Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, Filling tlio blcy and tho earth below", Over tho housetops, over tho street, Over the heads of the people you moot, Daucinir, Flirting, Skimming ulong; Beautiful snow! it can do nothing wrong; Flying to kiss a fair lady's cheek, Clinging to lips in a frolicsome freak. Beautiful snow from tho hoaven abuvo, .Pure as au angel, gentle as love! Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow, How the flakes frathnr and laugh as they go Whirling about in their maddening fun; It plays in its gleo with every one, Chasing, Laughing, Hurrying by; It lights on the face and it sparkles the eye, And the dogs with a bark and a bound, Snap at the crystals that eddy around Tho town is alive and its heart in a glow, To welcome the coming of beautiful snow! How wiidly the crowd goes swaying along, Hailing eaeh other with humor and song! How the gay sledges liko meteors flash by, Bright for the moment, then lost to the eye Ringing, Swinging, Dancing they go, Over the crust of the beautiful snow; Snow so pure when it fulls from the sky, To be trampled in mud by the crowd rushing by, To be trampled and tracked by thousands of feet, Till it blends with tho filth in tho horrible street Once I was pure as the snow but I fell! Fell like the snow flakes from Heaven to hell; Fell to ho trampled as filth in the street; Fell to be scoffed, to be spit on and beat Pleading, Cursing, Dreading to die, Selling my sdtil to whoever would buy. Dealing in shame for a morsel of bread, Hating tho living and fearing the dead; Merciful God! have I fallen so low? And yet I was once like the beaiitifiil snow. Once I was fair as the beautiful snow, With an eye like its crystal, a heart liko Its glow; Flattered and sought for the charms of uiy fact! Father, Mother, Sister, all, God and myself, I've lost by my fall; The veriest wretch that goes shivering by, Will make a wide swoop lest I wander too nigh; For all that is on or above me, I know, There is nothing that's pure as the beautiful - . SHOW, - - now strango it should bo that tho beautiful snow Should fall on a sinner with nowhere to go! How strange it should be, when the night comes again, If tho snow and tho ice strike my desperate brain, Fainting, Freezing, Dying alone; Too wicked . for prayer, too weak for a moan To be heard in the streets of the crazy town. Gone mad in tha joy of the snow coming down; To be and to die in my terrible woe, With a bed and a shroud of the beautiful snow. Additional Particulars or the Allied Successes lu Paraguay Reports or llloody WorkMinis ter McMahon. Rio Jaxieho, December 24, via Lisbon-, January 15. At last accounts from the seat of war the allies held Villeta and Angostura Many cannon and large stores of ammunition and provisions fell into their hands. The losses of the Paraguayans in killed, and wounded in the recent battle were very heavy. A report from Paraguayan sources claimed that the allied forces lost 6,000 killed and wounded in a battle which took place ou the 5th of December General Argotta was mortally wounded in this fight General McMahon, the American Minister, was in the Paraguayan camp. A good understanding existed between President Lopez and the American Min ister. MuMPnis, January 10. Last night nine of the militia force stationed at Marion, Ark., went to the house of a widow lady, whose name is withheld, and outraged her three daughters. Informa tion was given to Colonel Watson, com manding the militia, who, this afternoon succeeded in arresting all the guilty par ties. The greatest excitement exists at Marion. London, January 15. The treaty be tween the United States and Great Brit ain for the settlement of the Alabama claims has been signed by Mr. Johnson, the American Minister, and Earl Clar endon, the Foreign Secretary, ou the basis of the original protocol. London, Jauuary lf. The final sig ning of the treaty for the settlement of the Alabama claims has elicited favor able comments from nearly all the Lon don papers to-day. Western editors judging froin'an inci dent which occurred upon a recent ex cursion, are regarded as very suspicious characters. A St. Louis humorist states that a girl, upon the approach of the party to her house, called out "Ma take in the clothes, here come the editors." At a debating society in Fincastle, the subject was : "Which is the sweeter pro duction, girls or strawberries ?" After continuing the argument for two nights the meeting finally adjourned', without a conclusion the old ones going for the strawberries, and the young ones for the girls. A German wrote an. obituary ,on the death of his wife, of" which the following is a copy : "If mlpe wife had lived until next Friday she wo'd have been dead shust-two weeks. Nothing is possible with the Almighty. Asdc tree falls 60 must it stand. TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. "Please," sir, will you buy my chest nuts?" "Chestnuts! No!" returned Ralph Moore, looking carelessly down on the upturned face, whose large brown eyes shadowed by tangled curls and flaxen hair, were appealing so pitifully to his own. "What do I want of chestnuts ?" "But please, sir, do buy 'cm," pleaded the little one, reassured by the rough kindness of his tone. "Nobody seems to care for them, and and" She fairly burst into tears, arid Moore, who had been on the point of carelessly brushing past her, stopped instiiictively. "Are you very much in want of the money?"' "Indeed, sir, we are," sobbed the child, "mother scut ine out, and " -; "Nay, little one, don't cry in sdeh a heart-brokeu way," said Ralph, s'modtR ing her hair down with careless gentle ness. "I don't want your chestnuts, but here's a quarter for you if that will do you any good." He did not stay to hear the delight, in coherent thanks the child poured out through a rainbow of smiles and tears, but strode ou his way, muttering be tween his teeth : "That cuts off my supply of cigars for the next twenty-four hours. I don't care, though, for the brown-eyed object really did cry a3 if she hadn't a friend in the world. Hang it ! I wish I was rich enough to help every poor creature out of the slongh of despond." "While Ralph Moore was indulging in these very natural reflections, the dark orbed little damsel whom he had com forted was dashing down the street, with quick, elastic step, utterly regardless of the basket of unsold nuts that still dan gled upon her arm. Down an obscure lane she darted, between tall, ruinous rows of houses, and up a narrow, wood en staircase to a room where a pale, neat looking woman, with large brown eyes like her own, was sewing as busily as if the breath of life depended upon every stitch, and two little ones were playing in the sunshine that temporarily supplied the place of the absent fire. "Mar, back already? Surelj' you have not sold 3-our chestnuts so soon !" "Oh, mother, mother, see !" ejaculated the breathless child. "A gentleman gave me a whole quarter ! Only think, mother, a whole quarter !" If Ralph Moore could only have seen the rapture which his tiny silver gift dif fused around it, in the poor widow's poverty-stricken home, he would have grudged still less the temporary priva tion of cigars to which his generosity had subjected him. Years came and went The little chest nut girl passed as entirely out of Ralph Moore's memory as if her pleading eyes had uevt r touched the soft spot in his heart, but Mary tee, jrtever forgot the stranger who had given her the silver piece. ; The crimson window curtains "tere closely drawn to shut out the storm arid tempest of the bleak December night the hre was glowing cheerily in the well lilled gn t and the dinner-table, all in a glitter with cut glass, rare china and pol ished silver, was only waiting for the presence of Mr. Audley. "What can it be that detains papa?" said Mrs. Audley, a fair, handsome mat ron of about thirty, as she glanced at the dial of a tiny enameled watch. "Six o'clock and he does not make his appear ance." "There's a man with him in the study, mamma come on business," said Rob ert Audley, a pretty boy, clevcu years old, who was reading by the fire. "I'll call him again," said Mrs. Aud ley stepping to the door. But as she opened it, the brilliant gas light fell full on the face of au humble looking man in worn and threadbare gar ments, who was leaving the house, while her husband stood in the doorway of his study, apparently relieved to be rid of his visitor. "Charles" said Mrs. Audley, whose check had paled and flushed, "who is that man and what docs he want ?" "His name is Moore, I Wieve, and he came to see if I would bestow upon him that vacant messengership in the bank." "And will you ?" "I don't know Mary I must think about it." "Charles give him the situation." "Why, my love ?" "Because I ask it of you as a favor, and you have said a thousand times you would never deny me anything. "And I will keep my word, Man," said the lover husband with an affection ate kiss, "I'll write the fellow a note this very evening. I believe I've got his ad dress somewhere about mc." An hour or two later, when Bobbv, and Frank and little Minnie were tucked snugly up in bed in the spacious nursery above-stairs, Mrs. Audley told her hus band why she was interested m the fate of a man whose face she had not seed for twenty years. "That's right, my little wife !" said her husband, folding her fondly to his breast, when the simple tale was concluded, "never forget oue who has been kind to you in the days when you needed kind ness. Ralph Moore was setting the self same night in his poor lodgings, beside his ailing wife's sick lied, when a liveried servant brought a note from that rich and prosperous bank director, Charles Audley. . "Good news, Bertha!" ho exclaimed joyously, as he read the brief words, "we shall not starve Mr. Audley prom ises mc the vacant situation." "You have dropped something from the note, Ralph," said Mrs. Moore,poiut ing to a strip of paper that lay on the floor. Moore stooped to recover the cstray. It was a fifty dollar bill, neatly folded in a piece of paper, on which was written : "In grateful remembrance of the sil ver quarter that a kind, stranger bestow ed on the little chestnut girPtwcntv years ago." Ralph Moore had thrown his morsel of bread on the waters of life, and after many years it had returned to him. 3TThe "fiound Table" has a new pictorial heading, in which appears what Solon Shingle calls '"The gal with the sore eyes" thev figure of justice, with her optics bandaged. , Recipes. Fried Potatoes. There is nothing' so easy to get, andjvet so palatable for breakfast with a thick, tender beefsteak or a mutton-chop fizzing from the grid iron. To fry raw potatoes properly, they should be pared, cut lengthwise mto slices; an eighth of an inch in thick ncss, dropped into a pan over the fire containing " hot beef unppinss turned frequently, nicely browned all over, but never burned. I he addition of a little salt and pepper while in the pan, and a little flour dredged over them, 13 an im provement i. - - . Cold St aw. Cut a cabbage iu half, and with a sharp kuife shave it down very nneiy. Jiaxe a dressing ol one egg, well; beaten, half a gill of vinegar, salt to taste, and a toaspoonfull of butter. Beat the eg? light, add to it the vinegar, ........ ("ii a. . . . . . 0 . salt ana BtrTxer. ' As soon as the--egg thick, take it off the fire, set it away to cool, then pour it over the cabbage, and niix it well together. Some prefer a lit le sugar in the egg nnd vinegar. Clear Arn.E Jelly. Pare and cut up live dozen large, juicy, avrid apples ; put them iii d pen with nS nvirh water as will cover them, boil gently thitil soft, let them cool, then strain them tiirough a jelly bag; put the juice in your, preser ving pan, and to each pint of juice put one pound of fine sugar, and the peel of two lemons, then boil until it is reduced to the stiffness of calve's foot jelly ; skim it well ; add the juice of a lemon. Farmeh's Pudding. Put the volks of four and the whites of two eggs, with quarter of a pound of line sifted sugar, into a basin ; beat them a little together ; add quarter of a pouud of butter melted ; beat tins all together tul it is quite thick Line a dish with light puff-paste, spread ing on it a thick covering of apricot or other preserve ; pour on the above mix ture, and bake it in a moderate oven. "- -n a a 1 ARSXIP BITTERS. liOli SIX parsnips tender ; skin and mash them. Mix them with two eggs well beaten, and two tea spoonfuls of flour. Make up in small cakes, and fry in lard or beef gravy; which should be boiling hot before the cakes are put in. The proper amount ot salt should also be aided for season ing. Excellent Sponge Cke. Take half a pound of sugar, five ounces of flour, six yolks and four white i of eggs ; well beat the yolks and whites separately, then add to the latter the sugar, volks and flour, with the grated peel and juice of half a lemon. Bake iu a quick oven. In answer to a request for a receipt for making chow-chow, a subscriber kindly sends us the following : Four pounds of cabbage cut fine, four pounds of brown sugar, one pound of white mustard seed, some horseradish grated fine, green peppers cut up, a small piece of alum, and a gocd deal of salt. Cover with vinegar. What all Ought. to Know. A kind hearted Correspondent wishes us .to state in our columns that a simple gargle made t'T salt, Vinegar, pepper and warm water, in proportion, to make a pleasant com bination, w ill cure a common sore throat in a Very short time. It only needs thorough application to convince any of its efficacy. 1 ry it when afflicted. jt2?A correspondent of the Stockton (Cal.) Herald, gives, the following recipe for small pox and scarlet (ever, which he claims as a specificfor those terrible dis eases : Sulphate of zinc, one grain ; fox glove, (digitalis,) one grain ; half a tea spoonful of sugar ; mix with two spoon fuls of water. V hen thoroughly mixed, ai'.d four ounces of water. For an adult, a dessert spoonful every hour ; for chil dren, smaller doses, according to age. This remedy, it 13 claimed, will effect a cure in twelve hours. jCSTAccordinir to the Paris corres pondent of the London Queen, the hair is now usually dressed high, and a rich spray of flowers placed across the crown of the head, resting against the coil of plait of hair, which is newer than the chignon. Dark hair is now all the rage, therefore blondes are dyeing their gold en tresses, and those brunettes who late ly bleached their locks arc restoring them to their early honors. jtsrAn economical family moving west, from Youngstown, Ohio.packed au nged grandsire in a latticed box.coveriug him loosely with bedquilts. The dray man hired to convey the "freight" to the depot, thought the package of the box improperly done, and proceeded to mend it with such vigor that the old geutlcinan squealed. jtSTA romantic pair in Pe nnsylvania are blessed with a number of daughters. The eldest daughter was called Caro line, the second Made-line, the third Lva- line, the fourth F.varic-line; when lo! the fifth made her appearance, and no name could be found with the desired termination. Determined, however, to "fight it out on that "line" if it took all summer, the parents at last pounced up on a name, very popular in the neigh borhood, and forthwith tha baby was named Crinoline. BSrSome wag tells a story of an old gentleman whose eight or ten clerks bor ed him constantly with conundrums. Going home one evening, lie was stop ped in front of a closed store by a coun tryman. "Can you tell me, my friend, why this store is closed?" "Go to bla zes with vour conundrums," cried he ; "I've been bored to death with 'em these three weeks." The 27th of December being the Popes fete, his Holiness assisted at the mass at the Vatican, and afterwards received the congratulations of the Sacred College, the diplomatic body, the public function anes ; municipal authorities and the offi cers of the army. i j A little boy, on coming home from church were he had seen a person per forming on an organ, said to his mother "Oh, mamma, I wish you had been at church to-day to see the fun ; a man was pumping music out of an old cupboard !' The Episcopalians in Nebraska have a missionary in every place which hits five hundred inhabitants. ' ' There are now 1668 journals in France. Pans has b'J political journals, and 710 that are not political. 'The President of the Texas constitn- honal convention is naid Mo a d.nv. " L Uj K T Y .'.-st Ct'lfi's-ArPEAL to Spain. "Let 113 have troops." , Strawberries sire deiling id .New .Or leans at one dollar per basket.., .. ; .. Thirteen men have been lynched in In diana during the past six months. ; The Spanish Government is urged to send 10,000 additional troops to Cuba. The daughter of a New York ex-stred contractor wears 300,000 worth of dia monds. ;t"" What wind would a hungry sailor wish for ut sea ? A wind that blows foul thea chops. -. .' ' , - . j 1 Why is a spendthrift's purse. like thunder cloud ? Because it's continuall lightning. Why is a quarrelsome female a good thing te haus over a wclLy'-Bectiuatf sw is wiudlarss. . A Mississippi paper says the crops thai have not failed this season are pumpkins and boy babies. " ' . i j" Wlicn is a lane dangerous to ttalk In? When the hedges arc shootiiig; anil the bulrushes out ; "Sir, you are just like the motions of a dog's tail." "How so?" "Because you are a wa." burin? the year 1868 there were dedi cated in the United States 471 churches, and organized 295. v Why is a married man like a candle ? Because he sometimes goes out at night when he ought not. ' - ' Why docs a sculptor die a hardef death than other men ? Because ' La makes faces aud busts. ' n; . The ollicial vote of Nevada is as fol . lows: Grant, 0,480; Seymour, 5,218. Grant's majority; 1,262. Solomon advises the sluggard to go! to the ant ; but the shiftless Jd our day gen- erally go to their "uncle." . ; ; Thu Masonic Grand Master ot MicbV gan recommends the erection of a tem ple in Detroit, to cost S600.000. . . , ;:. Ex-Aidcruian Ignatius Flynn, of New; York, has received a legacy of 8230,000 ' from a deceased aunt iu Europe. ' ' The Canadians are so burdened with silver coin that they have combined ta export two million dollars' worth. 1 v. However well young ladies inav bif versed in 'grammar, thrjre' are but very, few who can "decline" matrimrjny.,' . . Why is the tolling of a bell liEo thl prayer of a hypocrite? It is a solemn sound upon a thoughtless tongue. "M Count de Lagrange won the' most money on the turf last season of any man in France. - He made $130,000. - Why is a man cleaning out a dirty cellar like one setting a rat trap in it fr He is a baiting (abating) a nuisiince. The editor of the Boston Post says : h'All that is necessary for the enjoyment 01 sausage at breaktast, is confidence. Fate. "Patrick do jou kuow the faiii of the drunkard ?Tf,nle ! don't 1 6tand -on the most beautiful pair you ever see 7 "We know a girl," says some one, "so industrious that when she has nothing else to do she sits and knits her brows.'"1 Prentice says of an editor who said be "smelt a rat," that if he did, and the rat smelt him, the poor rat had the worst olf it . , . . . . . ; The reasou why people go rouud the I.Iqi ii instead Of through, is because they5 are ; afraid of coming out at the little end. ; . .-. '' r. During the past year the citizens of Alton, 111., have built 265 buildiugs, at au average cost of 2,000 each, makirTg" $795,000. ....... ,v A pickpocket's advice,, to a victim r "Henceforth, if you keep. rt-,uir! watch this do : Pocket your watch imd watcl your pocket too.'' - . ' Five young men in Berlin lately -4riod to see whether th'ey i-puld . 0 without sleep for a .week. ,v vf ly,- otte . succeeded, and he lo3t,teuty-fic pounds of fleshj.,. 15V reason ot tncir participation in the Turko-Greek Conference, the European powers will not be held bound to enforce its conclusions. This is the plan agreed Oil. octor.?" .asked a painted young lady of the family , physi ciau. "I can't tell, madam, until vou. uncover your face," was the crushing reA piy. .- : : mm, . , . Stereotyped SrAxisu Announcements. "Another candidate for the .Spanish, throne. "Additional, troops for Cuba ' required." "More disturbances iu the provinces. , ; . . : ; t. Chicago preacher has been pointing out "The Way to-Hell." A wicked ci temporary adds: "Persons desiring tt complete guide to Chicago should pur-' chase the sermon." A jury was kept out thirty-six houu without food or fire at Harrison, Ind last week, ou account of the objtifiacy of one of the jurymen, who would not con-: cur with his colleagues till he was starv ed and frozen into it : A man died in Washington from 'glan ders." He had driven a horse suffering from this disease, and .the physicians,' afV ter a post mortem examination, andtsev eral scientific experiments, have .decided that he caught it from. the horse. . .. , Of. tho 414 primary -rlnucts now re cognized in the solar system, only six! were known prior to 1781, in which year Hcrschel discovered Uranus. Twenty- Whrcc nearly ; one fifth of the whole were discovered 0 American .astrono mers. . . -. , ... An Irishman noticing a. woman pays'ng long the street, si ied two strips depen ding from um'cr the lady's cloak.i Not knowing that these wrc styled "sashes. and"haiiging in heir rigjit place,, Jm;. cxr, ela:med, "Faith, ma'am, your gallusscs are untied." : . ., . In the Ohio House of Representatives,,' on Tuesday, the 12th inst., Mr. Scott, of. Hamilton, mtroducod a resolution to submit to the people of the State, at the next Octoler election. , the question of giving the right of suffrage to women of twenty one years and over. ; ..: . -. . ; , : . A mouse nest, feathered with fonrtcerf, dollars' of greenbacks and : fi actionals, was .found at a store in Green Bay, Wis., f wher'trfpOrt a local paper observes' : -This,, is a strong argument for the resumption of specie payments, as even the lowtr. animals are growing wasteful and,:ex- travagant udCr an inflation of pW : currency. ii I!