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J i j j I i - 6f 1 1 i 1: ma I I 1 f "WTVl. NASH, Editor. "Truth and .1 it t i eo. 1 OO in Advance VOLUME XII. GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1873. MMIiER 29 Oil BANKING. I jv BANK, GALLIPOLIS. EDWARD DELETOMBE, President JOSEPH HUNT, Viea-President JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. Capital Stock, - - $100,000. DIRECTORS: Edward Deletombe, Jno. A. Hamilton, Reuben Aleshire, Jos. Hunt, " John Hutsinpiller, J. S. Blackaller. Buvs Gold. Silver. U. S. Bond. Cou pons, and Government Securities of U kinds. Bank open from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. Mar 7. 1374. fr it fit- 1 i - OHIO VAL.LEY, BANK, 3AXXJI0:LXS, OHIO. r Capital, 100,000 Individual Liability. $800,000. A. ITknking. President. J. T.Hallioat, Vice President. Yf. T. Mistto-v, Cashier. DIRECTORS: A. HamaNO, C. D. Bah.it, W. AUJEMOXG, J. T. Haixidav, Wm. Shobkr. tyBnjgJJold, SilyerjjDoiipons and overnment Bonds at highest TTrtceS Makes collections on all points . and Iuum Drafts on principal Cities in the United States anl Europe tree of tharge to regular Depositors, solicits (eposit of private as well as corporate iTiiids. and allows liberal interest on all monies left on specified time. November 7. 1S74. I M. BKXAN S. G. KELLER, Pres't. Vice Pres't. r. r. poster. Cashier. CENTRE VI LLE National Bank OF THURMAN, OHIO. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $100,000. BANK OP CIRCULATION, Dis count and Exchange. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Good paper purchased. Drafts on New York, Cln- crnhatl and other cities formal.- ? Bankiug hours from lOtS and from l'toS. I fr ' DIRECTORS: ' L-Jil Benmn, S. 0. Keller, Ptrmelia Wood, J. C. Qro, , ' R. P. Porter. ' Sov. 2S, 1874. MEDICAL. JIATHBURN & NORTHUP gPAVING united in the practice of MEDICINE AND SURGERY, ,will attend calls in city or country day -Rathburn's Drug Store. 1875. fim ?or night. J? Office f Dee. 9, W. S. NWTON, H. D., AVING resigned the Post-ofllce, , will devote his whole' time to the practice of JTIedicine and Surgery. " Offlce, adjoining Post-office; residence, on 3d St., two doors above State, GALLIPOLLS, OHIO. July 15, 1875. DENTISTRY! . . DR. J. R. SAFFORD. Ij-Sd sr., ovkr J. H. Weil's Stork. . B. Preserving the Natural Teeth, a specialty. March 19, 1874. ATTORNEYS. 'V' e. w. white. C. M. HOLCOMB, WHITE & HOLCOMB, Attorneys at Law, Special attention given to Collections. OFFICE skar thk Court Housb. 'fy v : E. N. HARPER, Attorney at Law, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. Offie on Seeond street, one door abov vsndea c son. March 14. 1872. 1 it- C. W. BIRD. 'W. R. C. KCKKR. BIRD & ECKER, AUorneys-at-Lftw, aIllpoli, - - - Okio, 1TTILL attend to all business entrusted W to their care in Gallia and adjoin ing counties, also in Mason county, WestVa. Special attention given to Collections, Probate business, etc. Office on Second Street, five doors be low Locust. Nov. 12, 1874. tt - Cincinnati CARRIAGE WORKS. Win. Aufderheide & Co., . PROPRIETORS, . Manufacture for the Trade Carriages, Spring Wagons, Kos. 407 and 409 John St, Ciacin . nati, O. Feb,0,1876.ly. HARDWARE. J, LI. Kerr & Co. " WHOLESALE" dealers' IX .'GENERAL Upper corner Public Square GALLIPOLIS, O. J. M. KERR. J. W. CHKRJNOTOy. January 33, 1874. SADDLES AND SADDLERY. Manufacturer and Dealer, in SADDLES, BRIDLES, i ;Hanies, Collars, ' ! j ' Trsce-Ghaiiis, Curry-Coraes Horse-Brushes, &c. COURT ST., -' - GALLIPOLIS, O. ? tSTRepalrinz promptly attended to, Price to suit the times. jgj July 18,1874. : MILLING. R ALESHIRB & CO., ALUS I. Flour, wheat, ifflll-Ferd, Sec. CASH-ffllMVIifAT, EUREKA I li L M , GALLIPOLIS. OHIO. MARBLE WORKS. MILES & KERR, WABBLE CUTTBHSt AND MANUFACTURERS 0 MONUMENTS, Tomb-Stones, &c. SECOND STREET, ABOVE PUB LIC SQUARE, Gallfpolls, Ohio. WE do erety thing in the line of MarbU Cutting on short notiee, and refer those who desire rferno as to our .kill and ability, to our work. oi. vn. in 1. tf 1875. FALL AND WINTER OF. Millinery and Fancy GOODS. MISS HATTIE A. ANDREWS PUBLIC SQUARE, 3d door from Court street, ualupolis, Ohio. A COMPLETE STOCK OF Millinery Goods, Corsets, Kid Cloves, Dress Trimmings, Cloaks, Furs, Real and Imitation Hair Goods, Chenilles, Embroideries and Laces, Braids, Zephyr Worsteds, Floss and Canvas always on hand. Stamping for Embroidery or Braid ing, and Pinking done to order on short notice. Agent, in Gallipolis, for the sale of E. BUTTERICK A CO.'S PATTERNS OF GARMENTS, and their celebrated SHEARS AND SCISSORS. Miss HATTIE A. ANDREWS, Public Square, 3d door from Court St., Gallipolis, Ohio. MILLHTEHT. WHS. J. HOWELL, DEALER IN MILLINERY GOODS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. tyOrders solicited and prom ply and carefully filled. COURT STREET. Between 2d and 3d, - - Gallipolis, O. May 7th, 1874. MILLINERY IXiss ALICE HILL, Has removed her MILLINERY estab lishment to CREUZET BLOCK, on SECOND STREET, a few doors east of Court, where her friends are Invited to call. October 33, 1874. Dyes! Dyes! Logwood, Madder, Indigo, Cudbear, Blue Vitriol, Alum, Ac. For sale at SANNS DRUG STORE. May 7, 1874. OEXD Mc. to a. P. ROW ELI, t, CO.. New York O lor Prohietof 100 pMre. containing lUtsof aXM newi)ij)rk, Aud estimates .howim cost of GROCERIES, &C. CHARLES SEMON, ' Wholesale and Retail Dealer In fUroeerie, - Confectionariea, Providian, Ae.f COURT ST., BET. SECOND A THIRD, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, Respectfully asks the citizens of Galllpo- lis to call at his estaunsnment ana exam ine Ills stock of : GROCERIES, Consisting of all articles to be found In a FAMILY GROCERY STORE. Mtstoek of CONFECTIONERIES are large and complete ; such as Candies, jCaes, Nuts Frnits, c-J By strict attention to business, selling at sinall profit, I hope to merit a share of public patronage. ; OYSTERS by the can and half can of the best quality, and warranted to be fresh. COUNTRY PRODUCE ot all kinds wanted, for which the highest market price will be paid. C. SEMON. OYSTERS! IRESH OYSTERS Just received, at S. GOET2T: ' CORNER OF GRAPE AND THIRD STREETS. The very best quality of FRESH OYS TERS are received by Mr. Goktz every mnrnii.g. This is the place. S.. GOETZ. Nov. 5, 1874. tf WHOLESALE GROCERS. HEkI(. ALLEHOXG & CO., Wholesale Grocers AND DEALERS IN Produce, Provisions and Liquor, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. Jan. 13, 1871. ly A. R. Clark. A. R. Clark. .. C. A'err. A. B. & A. R. CLARK & CO., (Successor to A. B. CLARK & BRO.,) Wholesale Crocers AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 3ii Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. January 1, 1875. ly BAKERY ' AND Confectionery. B. W. PERSIMGER JT'OULD inform the public that on SPRUCE STREET, Near Mollohan & Gardner's Store, He has opened a room and supplied it. with all that families may need in the line of Bread, Cakes, &c, and fresh at all times. PRICES REASONABLE, and prompt attention given to all orders, and tyGoods delivered at any point in the city. Sept. 2, 1873. ly FURNITURE. JAMKS OATF.WOOD. W. G. FTII.LKR. . WM. 8H0BF.R. J. c. mrrsi.NPiLLKR. T. R. UAYWARD. GATE WOOD, FILLER & CO., MANUFACTURFRS op GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. Jan 20, 1875. Crawford Honse, COR. SIXTH AND WALNUT STREETS, CINCINNATI, FRANK J. OAKES, : : Proprietor July 22. 1875. . Rodney Enterprise I NEW STORE, But an old Merchant. J. L. Williams OFFERS a general stock, such as is adapted to the demands in a conn try store, lie proposes to keep a good assortment and solicits the custom in the section abont RODNEY. He will exchange for country produce at market rates. - , tarConie and see me. Oct, 7.1878. 4 in S9nPr sy At home. Hsmple. wortn 3j i.u t betM sritfsos o., port. lanc llalne. ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE. TS pursuance of an order of the Pro- Jg. lwte twirt or Uailia conuty, Ohio, I will offer for sale, at public auction, on the 2d day of June, 1S70, at 1 o'clock P. M., upon the premises, the following described real estate, situate in Raccoon township, Gallia county, Ohio, to-wit: The north half of the northeast quarter of section No. 34; also the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of sec tion io. ..: also the south, half of the sontheast quarter of section No. 27, be ing the same premises conveyed by Da- vm White to Jacob w lute, by deed dated i.it. ioi? "i .l : l 2,- page 112, Record of Ifc-eds, Gallia conuty, Ohio, except 4 acres, more or lews, conveyed hv Jacob White to D. A, White, by "deed' dated Octoln-r 20, 1374, and recorded in the records of deeds of said county. To be sold subject to the widow's dower therein. Appraised at $3ti00.'Said premises will first lie offered for sale as an entire tract, and if upon failure to -sell the same as such, then the same will be offered iu separate lots or tracts, as follows, to-wit : Lot No. 1, according to a plat made by Wnt. R. White Esq., and filt In the of fice of said Probate Court, containing 52 acres in the middle of said S. E. qiiarter of section 27, and uninctiinliered by dower. Appraised at (1144. Lot No. Son said plat containing 50 acres,, lying partly in tbeS. part of said S. E quarter of said seucion 27, and partly in the N. W. corner of the N. E. quarter of said section Si, and unincum bered by dower. Appraised at $800. Lot No. 3 on said plat, being all of the N. W. yA of N. W. 4' of said section 35, nnd also 11 acres oil' the E. side of said N. E. M of N. E. li of said section 34, except C acre in the N. E. coiner of said N. W. of N. W. of section 35, containing in all 47 35-100 acres, and un incumbered by dower. Appraised at $852. Lots Nos. 4 and 5 on said plat, con taining 50 acres. Iieing all that part of said premises covered by dower. Ap praised at !KH). Terms of Sale One-third in hand, fine-third in one year, and one-third In two year's froinayof Jale. with inter est; payments to be secureiHiy mortgage on the premises sold. C. W. WHITE, Adm'r of Jacob White, dee'd. Bv White A IIolcomb, Att'rs. May 11, 1876. 4 w R. & T. Toole Elixir and Liquid Extract or Beer. Iiiliousness Indigestion arecurel by nsmjr H It Tt Tonic Rlixir and Liquid Extractor Beef. am cured by using R, &. T. Tnnir Klixir and Uiiiid Extract of Beef, wliplher liruiiKlit oq by natural aues or the u ot injurious oi&li- Piles cme. are cnrel by using R. &. T. Tonic Elixir ami Liquid Extract of Herf. are cured by using R, Female Diseases Diseased Liver i 'l,;l.l,-..i,Vn;oo.iao.&. T. Tonic Elixir aud Extract or Ueel (excep. IHrrM.- - are r.nred li nsinir R. Kiilnov Troubles t. Tf Tonic Klixir or in male or female, are cured hv itsinjr R. & T, Tonic Elixir and Liquid Weaknesses Extract of liecf. If yon do not And thi medicine at one drag store, call at anotli.r. and if it in not on Mtle in vour iiaM, have your drucrisit order it. or seud ilirect ton-t. Price, fl.Oll jer liottle. Sent on receipt or price. RICHARDSON & TULLIOSE, Cincinnati, 0. May 4. 1876. OILOGRAPHS. The Newest Thing In Pictures. EVERY SUBSCRIBER to this paper, who will return to the Am. Oilo- grnph Publishing Co. the annexed cer tificate, with 50 cents, will receive by return mail as a sjiecimen a superb Oil ograph of Mary Spencer's exquisite Bower paiuting, "Spkixo Beauties." This picture, measuring 12x10 inches. retails tor s.i.uo, and is a rac-simile of AN OH. PAIXTINU WORTH $150. To also distribute specimens of their more elab orate work, they will forward gratui tously, to every tenth purchaser of the above, whose names will b resistered as received, a magnificent $5 Oilograph, 22x28 inches, entitled 'Bosom Frikxds.' Address AM. OII.OGRAPFI CO., No. 183 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. EgCut out this Certificate. JjEJ riiis Certificate, accompanied by Fif ty Cents, entitles the sender to the $3. OO Oilograph, Spring Beau ties, Advertised by Am. Oilograph Co., 183 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. May 4.1S7G. lm 1776. Agents Wanted. ,'Centenuial Cook Book and General Guide." 400 Pages, bound in Cloth and Gilt. 2,000 Recipes Cookery, Medicine, Farming, Dairy, Events. 1 OO En gravings Centennial Buildings, Old Relics, Park Scenery. Map and Guide for strangers, itest selling book out. Book for everybody. Retails $1.50, sent postpaid on receipt. Send for copy. .1. U. JH YEKS, furnisher, 103 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. May 4, 1876. lm JAS. H. SMITH, CAPT. WM. B. BRTAIt, formerly with A. B. Clark A Bro. Of Newport, Ky. Smith & Bryan, GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS, . AND DEALERS l.V , Green Apples and Fruits generally, SEED OATS, TIMOTnY, CLOVER, xc, &c. tySolieitConsignments of Eggs, Poul try, Hides, Peltry, Butter, Bacon, Potatoes, Apples, Fruit of all kinds, Ac. No. 8 WEST FRONT ST EET, Cincinnati, Ohio. ; references: B. G. Stall A Co., A. B. A A. R. Clark & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Jas. Taylor A Sons, Bankers, Newport, Ky." Capt. Laing Hklliday, Capt. Blagg, Gallipolis, Ohio. f March 10, 1876. Cm Soldiers Pensions Increased, BY RECENT LAW. Advice free. Write J. VANCE LEWIS A CO., May 4, '78. luo.J Washington, D. C. "My Heart was Heavy." "My Heart was Heavy." BY J. G. WHITTIER. BIy heart was heavy, for its trust had - neen . Abused, its kinduess answered with foul wrong.? So turning gloomily from my fellow men. One bummer Sabbath-day I strolled among - The green wounds of the village burial piace. Where, pondering how all human love ami fiate Find oue ad level, and how, soon or Wronged and wrong-doer, each with "meeilened fa. And cold bands folded over a still heart. Pass the green threshold of our com mon -grave. Whither al footsteps tend, wheuee none - depart Awed for myself, and pittying my race. One common sorrow like a mighty wave Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave! An Ohio Gentleman Visits a An Ohio Gentleman Visits a Fashionable Church--His Opinion of the Pew. [From the New York Express.] Some years ago, being in Phila delphia, John Cockerill, of Ohio, re ceived an a introduction to a promi nent divine of that city. The rever end gentleman invited John to at tend his church on a certain Sunday, which invitation was accepted. They entered the sacred edifice to gether, i Jt was one of the first churches of the city, and its mem bers were fashionable and aristo cratic in the extreme. The minister put John in an elaborately furnished pew, well to the front John nestled comfortably down Into one corner of the same, and looked about as inter esting and contented as a toad under a cabbage-leaf. After awhile the owner of the pew arrived, and at once gave signs of in tensedisgust and indignation at the ure8encForidiTlteri(rUer.. He look ed at John, looked at the pew, scowl cd magnificently, and finally, after fumbling through his pockets some time, drew forth a card and wrote on it with a pencil: "This is my seat, sir!" and. with an air of the loftiest contempt, tossed it over to John. The latter took it up, read it with lamb-like meekness peculiar to' him self, and then with most delightful coolness, wrote in reply: "its a devilish good seat! What reitt do you pyf" and tossed the card back to its owner. The lattertook it, looked at it with astonishment a minute or two, aud then a broad grin overspread his countenance. He evidently enjoyed the sublime brass and. coolness of his new ac quaiiilancc, anil when service was over lie approached John, axUogized for his rudeness, invited him to his house, gave him the best he had, and treated Inn: with the utmost respect nnd consideration during his sojourn in the city. A Large Tree. A bare-headed cypress, seen at the present day on the road from Vera f'mz to Mexico, is celebrated for having sheltered the whole army of Fernando Cortez beneath its mighty shade. As its trunk, which is one hundred and seventeen feet in cir cumference, surpasses that of the baobabs, and its growth is slower than theirs, De Candolle supposes this tree may not be less than six thousand years old. Thrice famous for its strange look, its vast size, and its antiquity, the dragonVtree ( Dra caena Draco) of the Canaries is equally so for the stationary condi tion of its growth. In the legends of Teneriffe we are told that this singu lar ,tree was worshipped by the Gauches, its original inhabitants: and it is related that in the fifteenth century mass was celebrated in the interior of its trunk a fact even lately attested by the vestiges which were seen of a little altar. This tree grows so slowly, that after a tolera bly long interval of time it was not possible to verify any change in its circumference. It was actually measured in 1402 by the companions of Bethencourt at the time when they discovered the island that is to say, more than four hundred and sixty years ago and since then it has no way increased in size. Hum boldt, when he ascended the peak of TencnfTe, m 1799, measured this tree a little above the level of the ground, and found it forty-five feet in circumference. A Mountain of Salt. A correspondent of the San Fran cisco Chronicle, writing from Ne vada, describes what he jusJy char acterizes as the most wonderful and extensive formation of salt on the continent. The formation 13 on the Virgin river, and is in fact one of mountains of salt hard rock salt, which is blasted and quarried out, like quarries of granite and marble. Commencing six miles up the Vir gin river these mountains of salt ex tend for thirty or more miles up the Virgin and Muddy rivers. There are openings now made from six to twenty miles np the Virgin river at different places. From six to twelve miies up these openings uncover a species of dark gray salt, ninety-two percent, pure, presenting to the cas ual observer the appearance or com mon gray granite. These openings are all on the east side of the Virgin river, from one fourth to one-half a mile from its banks. At a point twenty miles up the river and on its western side, is a mountain of pure, white crystalized salt, white as the driven snow and transparent almost as glass. The Campbelites, or Disciples, are in danger, of losing their Bethany College, in Western Virginia. There is a mortgage of $50,000 on it, which nobody seems ready to meet The Methodists are said to be ready to buy the property, In case it is offered for sale. Put Ohio in Quarantine. [From the Baltimore Gazette [Ind. Dem.)] When a ship comes into port from a plague or fevcr-taiuted country, the commonest prudence requires that she shall be in quarantine, so as to prevent the scattering of the seeds of contagion among the other shipping, and thence into the populous city. When in a hospital a patient develops septic symptoms piiemia erysipelas. or gangrene they take that patient and put hira in the isolating ward, that he may not communicate his disease to the others. In a lunatic asylum they alwavs separate a raving madman from the others, because the sight of his furor excites the frenzy of the others. One horse with the "epizoo," or one dog with the hydro phobia, endangers the health of all the rest This is, perhaps, a group of un pleasant statements, but they apply to an unpleasant subject Ohio Democrats have the plague, the gan grene, the raving lunacy, the rabies, the epizoo all, of course, in a politi cal and not in a physical sense. In solemn convention they have select ed Georee H. Pendleton, a corrun- tionist, for their presiding . officer; they announced a rag-money plat form; they nominated "Old Bill Al len" as the Presidential candidate. These are all such very bad symp toms that the Democracy of Ohio is past all surgery. We must put them in quarantine, in the isolating ward, and fumigate the place where they held their recent Convention. We say this not in anger or indignation, but in simple regard for the health of the Democracy elsewhere. All the conventions vet to lie held must take care to show that they are not bitten by the Cincinnati hydropho bia. We feci sorry for the deceased Democracy of Ohio. We would gladly help them in their brain sick ness, but we must put them in quar antine as sick, piaguS-StrU'kn, epi: zootic, hydrophobic, howling luna tics, driveling imbeciles, and idiots. The lunatics went back on all that the Democracy has gained in the past three years. The party has won some prestige as thief-lighters, so the Ohio Democrats elect Mr. George H. Pendleton to preside. It has earned some credit for adhesion to measures looking to specie pay ment, so they declare for the rag baby. It lias gaiued some influence by its demand for a higher order of statesmanship, so they nominate Old Bill Allen, who is a "war-horse" anil "Old Roman" of the worst type. No thing cau be done with these people. It is idle to appeal to the knobs on which .they wear their hats. The only tiling to do is to repudiate aud disavow them as Democrats, aud put them in quarantine. Pass around the hat for contributions to purchase disinfectants. A Model Fire Department—How It Worked on a Special Occasion. [From the Philadelphia Bulletin.] It was in a certain suburban town which shall be nameless. The Chief Engineer of the fire department in a neighboring town came over upou a visit to the chief of another depart ment whose name is Jacobs, and it would be a firstrate idea to show the visitor how very efficient Jacobs' fire department is. So Jacobs got an old tar-barrel and set it upon the roof of his stable, and touched it off with a match. When it began to burn pret ty freely he gave the signal for the alarm, remarking at the same time to the visitor: ''You'll see that fire put out in about four seconds by the liovs." They waited four second h for the boys, but they didn't come. They waited fifteen minutes, aud still no body came. Jacobs was furious, and as the barrel was burning very near to the roof, he sent a boy around to the nearest engine-house to ascertain what was the matter. When the boy came back he said the firemen were all out at a picnic excepting the members of the Washy Hose, who had gone over the river to light a couple of roosters. By this time the roof of the barn was on fire, and Jacobs was pretty near crazy. - The visitor wanted to telegraph home for hit department, but Jacobs alleged that he'd let the eternal earth burn to charcoal before he'd conseut to such a thing. Then he sent a man on a fast horse to bring the boys in from that picnic, and by the time they reached the en gine-houses the stable was in ashes, and Peter s stable, next door, had be gun to burn. So when the engines arrived, Jacobs directed them to play upon that and then they got to work; but after pumping for awhile without getting any water, Jacobs was just about losing his senses, when Mr. McAllister came up and mentioned that the Supervisors had let all the water out of the reservoir so as to clean it . Then Jacobs sat down to fan himself, and to try to de cide whether to commit suicide or to leave the country. And the visitor went home with the idea that he hadn't much to learn from Jacobs about extinguishing tires. The Ohio Sabbath-school Union will hold its seventeenth annual Con vention at Dayton in the First Bap tist Church, commencing Tuesday evening, June 6th, and closing Thurs day evening, June 8th. Each Sabbath-school in the State is entitled to representation. ' Chicago Tribune: A West End young man, bewitched by the win some ways and sunny face of a fair female, was about proposing to her, when she said, "You are a splendid fellow. You squeeze and kiss me more'n all my gentleman friends together, "cept Tom Jencks, tho hotel clerk, but he only comes once a For the Gallipolis Journal. Vinton Items. Nothing disturbs the peaceful se renity except the usual busy and bustle of the towa. The warm showers within the past week have produced a glowing effect upon vegetation. The carding and spinning factory of Messrs. Shack A Hamilton is now in operation. We begin to fear our fair little village will not be represented at the Centennial hope it may next time. Mr. M. D. J. Hickerson is the cham pion farmer, having put in over one hundred and fifty acrasor corn this spring. Mr. II. has a good farm and uaderstands the business, but doesn't deal in cattle. The young man who received that big piece of writing from the Sheriff last week, said he would like to hear the author read it, or some other smart man. This is leap year! we say this be cause it seems as though our girls do not know it or these uul! times have a depressing influence upon their spirits, the latter we believe to be the case. Kingdoms have risen and fallen. Mouarchs have ascended the throne. swayed the sceptre over millions of subjects, lain dowu and died, only for others to take their place and carry ton the great struggle for liberty. Thus it became a 'struggle, at Judge Drake's court a short time since; not for liberty; not with the sword that is red with the blood of victims, but wi'h the sword of law and jus tic. The contest whs a long and heated one, and finally terminated in favor of the plaintiff, to the joy and satisfaction of him who quoted and read the most law. HITTIM McGIN A Chalk House in Western Kansas. [From the Hays (Ks.) Sentinel.] One of the curiosities of th try is the vast beds of chalk. is a large house built ofVhalk at Trego, and it surpasses in the building line we have ever seen. The chalk is sawed into bricks smooth aud regular, and the whole structure has a handsome appear ance. Mr. John Henry, the pro prietor, informs us that he had some of the chalk analyzed by a chemist of Chicago, with the following result: 98 per cent pure chalk, 1 per cent was moisture and 1 per cent, was limestone. This for purity far ex ceeds the English chalk, which is now in general use. Mr. Henry in forms us that in his vicinity there is an immense supply of it enough to build a large city. Undoubtedly Western Kansas will become cele brated for its chalk productions. T A Social Philosopher. A large man, who sat on the wharf fishing, recently gave his opinion with regard to the hard times. .He said the trouble was that capital was opposed to laltor, and no matter how anxious a man was to work, capital would make no concessions. He wauled work himself, he said, and I once he thought of giving up, but now his wife was able to take in washing, he would nerer yiold. He intended to say more, bTit l he was obliged to go off to attcnilTVbj match. Norwich Bulletin. r The Bowl That Preached a Sermon. A city boy by the name of Ferdi 11 and, whose parents were very rich, took a long walk into the country. Becoming a little weary, he stopped at a farm-house and bought a large bowl of bread ami milk. He took it under a shady tree and sat down to enjoy the luxury; it was so good. But a little way off stood a poor boy who had also wandered out of the city. He was thin and pale, and he looked hungry; but he had no money, Ferdinand knew right welL At one moment he thought of dividing his bread and milk with the poor boy, as the thought came that it would taste even better than to him. But he smothered his generous impulse, and ate the whole. Oa its being emptied, he saw at the bottom of the bowl a picture in blue which he began study ing a little. Around the picture were some printed words. He read, he blushed, and then, as if suddenly struck with a thought he hastened again to the house, ordered the bowl filled, and went back to the poor boy, to whom he gave t and told him to eat it while resting by the road side. Now for the sermon that proved so effective in its work: "He deserves to suffer hunger who refuses to share with the poor." The Columbus Journal says of the Democratic nominee for Supreme Judge in this State, Hon. Wm. E. Fink, who is a Roman Catholic: We object to voting for him be cause, as a Catholic, he is conscien tiously bound to oppose our views as to secular education. For any office having no connection with the school question we will vote as cheerfully for a Catholic as for a member of any other church. The question of re ligious belief does not disturb us a whit, in itself. We certainly have no war to wage against the Catholic Church. If the Church held the same views we hold as to the school question, there would be no cause to inquire whether Mr. Fink is a Catholic or a Baptist We have the highest respect for the con scientious cenvictions of the Catho lic Church in favor of purely secular education ; but they are not our con victions, and we cannot vote for them. That is alt Douglas Putsam, of Harmer, has offered to subscribe $50,000 to en dow a professorship in Marietta Col lege, provided a equal anieunt shall be raised by others. in His Crop Had Failed. Colonel Finoegan wait a Florida planter, wealthy and hosDitable. To ward the poor he was . lways kind, and even the shiftless he would sot turn coldly away. A man who bad often been the subject of his bounty was named Jake Hartruff. Jake was a squatter in the woods, where he had a log cabin, and a small clear ing. - Lpon this land lid sometimes raised corn, and with his gun he cap tured game. Of the game he ate the ' flesh, and skins he traded for whisky. Long before the winter was over he was sure to be out of corn, iu which emergency he would bring his bag to Colonel for a supply, which was gen erally iiirnisbed. Once upon a time Jake came with his bag very early iu the season in fact winter had just aet Irr. "Why, how's this Jake?" demand ed Finnegan. . "Seems to me you are rather early in your call for corn." . "Well, Colonel, fact is my crop failed this season." "Failed! How is thai? I thought it had been an uncommonly good sea son for corn." "Yaas, I s'pose it has, ColoneL But y'see I forgotjto p'.ant." Threatened Mormon Exodus. A correspondent of the Detroit Free Press visited Brigham. Young, at Salt Lake Citv. in the early payvijL. the present month, to get'a deei:ftor confirmation of the story thatt,h Mormon prophet and hlsxTplIowers are going to leave Utah and si Mexico. Briwhanwsaid .the report i the impcndingjMormqu Exodus was true, rte gave as-a reaaotu.tnaD 5a otv ,...n..li-i .Ti "":.. 1 tircly siibmcrgoH. Saidhe p'riey "It is a welh-known ' factC. LhSsnTVvisihlo onth.t ihf ta- ftv&urh a number of Stream iol considerable volume, LIT p n . S are discharging theifTstera into it "It nas always beeuTCUceded that there was some subterranean outlet through jwhich the surplus waters have been harged. In Ohc past few years waters of tire lake have been g on an average ten inches per year. Now, through my powers of divination, I have discovered that the outlet is being closed up on account of the vast quantities of sodium and chloride gathering at its mouth. Five years at longest will be sufficient to clone it entirely, and then Salt Lake Valley will lie one vast ocean and Salt Lake City a city iu the o"eani The Mormons will not leavpAf present home for a year yet, and lift "V not decided in what part or .uex)W they will establish their monarchical government which they intend shall be independent of Mexico, and the best on the laus of the globe. ,V bye, Urigliam; but you and you ought to have been kicked out of the United States long ago, or made to obey the law which prohibits polyga my. Gazette. A Tender Request. He had gone up to her house with-. her from a shopping excursion the other afternoon. While he was there such a flood of tenderness 'came over him that he impiilsivey dropped oa his knee before her, and giving her a glance that spoke volumes, huskily said: "I can no longer keep my feel ings back. I love you. Ob, will you. T)h, will you Jjo- " " SHAD! Ten cents!" "Tang out the clarion roice of a street vender before the house. She made a clutch for her handkerchief to cover up the emo tion, but she wis too late. The lu dicrotisness of the combined senti ments was ton much for tier intellect, aud she melted into a prolonged Erie. His face flushed SPSrle an instant heWasd laifolliidly pressed to "realize his position. T he shot up on his feet and with a howl of rage departed. Really, ought not more intelligent and more dis- criminating people be employed on fish wagons. Danbttry yew. ' At Alexandria Virginia, stands the old church in which , Washington used to worship. It was begun in 1765, and consecrated in the year 1773. The walls are twenty-two inches in thickness, and the bricks were all brought from England. Two sides of the church are so thickly covered with ivy that the shutters can scarcely be opened, and the ivy are like young trees. An old style chuich yard surrounds it on three sides, the ancient tombstones con taining many qnaiat epitaphs and orthographical puzzles. Within, the pews are very strafght and high, the one occupied by Washington being larger than the others! On one side of the pulpit is a marble tablet sacred to the memory of George Washing ton; on the other side, and exactly similar, is one sacred to the memory of General R. E. Lee, both placed there since the war. The Masonic lodge room in which Washington so many times officiated as Worshipful Master, situated in a street running off from King, is remembered by a person who visited it in 1862, just before the battle of Antietam, is carefully preserved in all its antique habiliments, including the . straight backed chair and gavel used by Washington. "We in favor of the retirement are of the National Bank currency," say the Democrats of this District in convention at Portsmouth. There upon they proceed to select a Nation al Bank President to represent them the Democratic National Conven tion. Gallipolis Journal. Yes, and the man who presided at the Con vention is a stockholder and director of a National Bank. I ronton Bey Met. . The Cleveland Plaindealer (Dem.) is engaged in the pleasant task of publishing extracts from various pa-. pent to show what an ass the party la Ohio bat made of Itself.