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YOLUME ILL GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1876. NUMBER 31 BANKING. BANK, GALLJPOLIS- EDWARD DELETOMBE, President. JOSEPH HUNT, Vice-President. JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. Capital Stock, - - $100,000. DIRECTORS: Edward Dcletombe, Jno. A. Hamilton, Reuben Aleshire, Jos. Hunt, John Hutsinpiller, J. S. Blackaller. Buys Golil, Silver,- U. S. Bonds, Cou pons," and Government Securities of all kinds. Bank open from 0 A. JL to 3 1. M.1 JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. May 7, 1374. OHIO VALLEYi BANK, GAIiMPOLIS, OHIO. CjihIl Capital, 100,000. fmlividuaWiabllity, $800,000. A. IlKNKKa, President. J. T.IIai.lidav, Viee President. W. T. MurroiBi, Cashier. DIRECTORS: A. IJenkin'O, C D. Bailev, A. W. Allkuon'o, J. T. Hallway, Wm. Siiobkr. ESfBuys Gold, Silver, Coupons and Government Bonds at highest prices. Hakes collections on all points and issues Drafts on principal Cities in the United States and Europe tWso of charge to regular Depositors. Solicits deposits of private as well as i-prporate funds, and allows liberal interest on all monies left on specified time. November 7. 1874. J.. M. BEMAN Prcs't. R. P. rORTKlt, S. G. Kfxlku, Vice I'res't. Cashier. CENTREVILLE National Bank OP THURMAN, OHIO. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, 100,000. BANTC OP CIRCULATION, Dis count and Exchange. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Good paper purchased. Drafts on New York, Cin cinnati ami omer cities ior miic. Banking hours from 10 to 12 and from lto3. DIRECTORS: L. 21. Beman, Pcrmclia Wood, K. P. Porter. Nov. 2G, 1874. 5. O. Keller, J. C. Gross, MEDICAL. RATHBURN & NORTHUP STAVING united in the practice of MEDICINE AND SURGERY, will attend calls in city or country day or night. Office Ratiiburjj's Drug Store. Dec. 9, 1875. Gin . W. S. NEWTON, H. D., TTTAVING resigned the Post-ofllee, JX. will devote his whole time to the practice 01 Medicine and Surgery. Office, adjoining Post-office ; residence, on 3d St., two doors auovc suite, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, July 15, 1875. DR. J. R. SAFFORD. Office 2d st., ovkr J. II. Wui'a Stork. p. S. Preserving the Natural Teeth, a specialty. March 19, 1874. ATTORNEYS. C. W. White. C. M. Holcomb. WHITE & HOLCOMB, Attorneys at Law, Special attention given to Collections. OFFICE near the Court Housk. E. N. HARPER, Attorney at Law, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, Pensions obtained and Government Claims nrosecutcd. Office on Second street, one door above vanden & Son. March 14, 1872. C. W. BIRD. W. n. 0. KCKRR. BIRD & ECKER, Altorncys-at-Law, Gallipolis, - - - Ohio tXTILL attend to all business entrusted VY to their care in UalUa and adjoin ing counties, also in Mason county Special attention given to uonections, Prnbatp. 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, &c. Nos. 407 and 409 John St, Cincin nati, O. Feb.po, 187C ly HARDWARE. J. M. Kerr & Co. WHOLESALE DEALERS IX Upper corner Public Square GALLIPOLIS, o. J. M. KKRR. January 22, 1874. J. W. CHERINQTOX. SADDLES AND SADDLERY. Manufacturer and Dealer in SADDLES. BRIDLES Harness, Collars, Trace-Chains, Curry-Coaibs Horse-Brushes, &c. COURT ST., - - GALLIPOLIS, O. dTJtepairing promptly attended to. Prices to suit the tiines.jgj July 18, 1874. MILLING. j a ALESHIRE & CO., DtiLKES IN Flour. Wheat, .TlUI-Pceil, ."fcc. CASH F8j WHEAT fa II It K K A iTl I Ij L , GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. MARBLE WORKS. MILES & KERR, M&ftBIB CUT TEfc$t AND MANUFACTURERS OF M O JVUMEWTS, Tomb-Stones, &c. SECOND STREET, ABOVE PUB LIC SQUARE, finllmAlIa UailipOllS, Ohio. TXTE do everything in the line of Marble T T Cuttine- on short notice, and refer those who desire reference as to our skill and ability, to our work. ijci.vii. inn. 11 187 5. mQ WJNTEB OIH1 Millinery and Fancy GOODS. MISS 1IATTIE A. ANDREWS PUBLIC SQUARE, 3d door from Court street, Uallipoiis, Uluo. A COMPLETE STOCK OF. Millinery Goods, Corsets, Kid Gloves, 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 Piuking done to order on short notice. Asrent. in Gallipolis, for the sale of E. BUTTERICK & CO.'S PATTERNS OF GARMENTS, and their celebrated SHEARS AND SCISSORS. Miss IIATT1E A. ANDREWS, Public Square, :!(l door from Court St., Gallipolis, Ohio. 3VH ILLIUEBY. ill its. J. no WELL, DEALER IN MILLINERY GOODS, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. EffOrders solicited and promply and carefully tilled. COURT STREET, Between 2d and 3d, - - Gallipolis, O. May 7th, 1874. MILLINERY Miss ALICE HILL, Has removed lmr MILLINERY estati- " " CREDZET BLOCK, on SECOND STREET, a few doors east of Court, where her friends are invited to call. October 22, 1874. Dyes! DyosI Logwood, jiauuer, Indigo, Cudbear, Blue Vitriol, Alum, &c For sale at S ANNS' DRUG STOKE May 7,1874. nEVriSSroO.P.ROWELiIj&CO..HeW lore, 0 rnr Pumnhlpt ot 10(1 DAires. containing lists I aooo newspapers, and estimates liowinir cost GROCERIES, &C. CHARLES -SEMON, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Groceries, Confectionnrieg, Provisions, &c, COURT ST., BET. SECOND & THIRD, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, Respectfully asks the citizens of Gallipo- listo call at ins estauusiiim:ui.aiiu exam ine his stock of GROCERIES, Consisting of all articles to be found in a FAMILY GROCERY STORE: My stock of CONFECTIONERIES are large and complete; such as Candies, Calces, Nats, Fruits, &c. By strict attention to business, selling at small profits, I hope to merit a share of public patronage. ; OYSTERS bv the can and half can of the best qualitv, and warranted to be fresh. COUNTRY PRODUCE ot all kinds wanted, for which the highest market price will be paid. C. SEMON. OYSTERS! RES II OYSTERS just re.-eiveil, at S. GOETZ', CORNER OF GRAPE AND THIRD STREETS. The very best quality of FRESH OYS TERS are received by Mr. Goctz every mornitg. This is the place. S. GOETZ. Nov. 5, 1874. tf WHOLESALE GROCERS. HENKIKG, ALLEHOKfl & CO., Wholesale Grocers AND DEALERS IN Produce, Provisions and Liquors, GALLIPOLIS, - - - OHIO. Jan. 13, 187G. ly A. B. Clark. A. Ji. Clark. J. C. Kerr. A. B. &. A. R. CLARK &. CO., (Successors to A. B. CLARK & BRO.,) Wholesale Grocers AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Ho. 39 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. January 1, 1875. ly BAKERY AND Confectionery. W. FEBSSNGER OULD inform the public that on SPRUCE STREET, Near Mollohan & Gardner's Store, He lias 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, uul prompt attention given to all orders, md JSfGoods delivered at any point in the city. fSept.2, 1875. ly FURNITURE. JAMI'.S QATKWOOD. j. c. iitrrsiNriLLKit. T. K. IIAYWAKU. W. O. FULLER. W.W. SlIOUKIt. JATEWOOD, FULLER & CO., MASOFACTOltEUS OP GAIUPQU3, OHIO, Jan 20, 1875. Crawford Honse, COR. SIXTH AND WALNUT STREETS, CINCINNATI. FRANK J. OAKES, : : Proprietor July 22. 1875. Rodney Enterprise I NEW STORE, isut an old Merciiant. J. L. Williams OFFERS a general stock, such as Is adapted to the demands in a coun try store. He proposes to keep a good assortment and solicits the custom in the section about RODNEY. He will exchange for.country produce at market rates. JE"Come and. see me. Oct. 7, 1875. of of CF in COfkPer day hume. Samples wortn JJO. U) WU ji free. smsON & CO., Port. For the Gallipolis Journal. OUR DARLINGS. In one short year we have silently stood, By the dark, cold grave, seen our dar lings laid, And down from the heights of ether blue, Solemnly floats a sweet refrain, For the angel-bauds have welcomed home, Two earth-born spirits unstained and pure, Across the shadowy river's foam, In the beautiful city of rest secure. How quickly round us, darkly o'er us, Was the pall of sorrow thrown, And our heart-beat? makes the chorus Of a melaucliol3' moan. How we mourn them, how we miss thorn, From our broken family band, But our souls shall dwell there with them In that far off, silent land. How often we speak of the ones so dear, Now quietly placed along with the uad. How the ruthless weight ot toil anu care, For them had broken life's golden thread, Solemnly, sweetly, a low, soft strain, Floats from out the radiant west, Ami we know that freed from sorrow and care, Our beloved darlings have found their NAN. VINTON, April 23, 1876. ARE ALL THE CHILDREN IN? The darkness falls, the wind is high. Dense black clouds fill the western sky, The storm will soon begin; The thunders roar, the lightnings flash, I hear the. great round raiiMlropn dash Are all the children in? They're coming softly to my side; Their forms within. my arms I hide, Xo other arms as sure; The storm may rage with fury wild, With trusting faith each little child With mother feels secure. But future days are lira wing near They'll go from this warm shelter here, 'Outin the world's wild din; The rain will.fall, the cold winds blow, I'll sit alone and long to know, Are all the children in? Will they have shelter then secure. Where hearts are waiting strong and sure And love is sure when tried? Or will they tind a broken reed, When strength of heart they so much need, To help them brave the tide? God knows it all; His will is best; I'll shield them now, anil leave tno rest .Sometimes the souls He lovi-s are riven lirliln uiu-t-rl!r'i'"'","i"","r By tempests wild, and thus are ilriven Nearer the better laud. If lie should call me home before The children go, on that blessed shore, Afar from care aim sin; I know that I shall watch and. wait Till He, the Keeper of the Gate, Lets all the children in. THE MISSING BRIDEGROOM. "No; I don't like him." John Hamniersley's fist fell heavi ly upon the table to give emphasis to the hricf sentence, uttered in a loud tone. Margaret, his niece and orphaned charge from childhood, looked up ap pealingly. Then her voice, very sweet and low, made answer: "I love him." "Jlore's the pity," growled her uncle. "Why can't you Jove some one else!" Just a sly smile, with a lurking of fun in it, for an answer to this ques tion. "Here's Will Hall been courting you ever since, yon were a baby; anil Mark Halstead would give his eyes for you; both smart young sailors. No; you must turn up your nose at them and fall in love witii nobody knows who."" "I thought he told yon he was a unior partner in a wholesale house." "Told me! ' was the contemptuous eply; "so he did. And you love him? Now, here you ve lived all your ale on tne sea-coast, amongst strong men, and j'ou set your heart on a pretty curly-headed doll, with hands like a girl's." "He's tall and strong, and manly, too urged Margaret; "lie ilocs not know any thing about a boat or a ship, and his work does not require tarred hands and coarse clothes; but he is not effeminate, uncle." "Humph! Will Hall is a man lit to many a sailor's daughter; mate of a fine vessel, anu making money, n is rough to see him thrown over board for a chap none of us had ever seen six months ago. I wish he had drowned before ho came to Bra sliaw to turn your head." "Uncle, Margaret said, very earn estly, "if Harry Craige had never come to Brashaw, it would have made no difference in my answer to Will Hall. I would not marry hira, if I had never seen Harry." A dark, evil face that had been pressed close to the closed blinds of ttie room wuere mis conversaiiou took place was lifted hero for a mo ment, anu a clencneu list was snaicen in the air. "Bah! If vou had never seen Har ry Craige, you would have married Hall when he asked you six months asro. If vour fine beau was to go homo asain.vou would forget him in six months, and marry Will, like a sensible girl." Margaret's low snoken but sensi ble replj', "Never!" was lost in the snap of the garden gate, suiliteniy closed, and the rap on the cottage door. The listener slunk around the cor ner of the house, and sped away. But the visitor entered the cottage, and greeted uncle and niece. A tall, handsome man, with a very frank ex pression. Though Uncle John growled and fumed, Margaret was the very dar ling of his heart, and he could never seriously oppose anj- wish of hers. So, while the evil-faced man who had listened at the window sued over the fields, Harry Craige pressed his suit till John Hammersley was won to give hisconsent to a marriage that was really'a worldly advantage to his niece. Consent once gained, Harry plead ed hard; for a speedy wedding: So the bans, were published, and the guests invited. Mark. Halstead, a second cousin of Margaret's, and with a disappoint ed henrtv-.consented to be groomsman, bnt Hall kept aloof, though lie met Harry olten, and gave bun a grudg ing civility. The wedding day came, and the cottage, was. decorated for the festivi ties alter, the marriage. Margaret's wedding dress was already donned. The bridewas waiting, but . Harry uul not tome. Mark Halstead, after a whispered consultation with Mr. Hammersley, went to where Harry hatl boarded. Here ho was informed that oa the previous. -evening a note had been handed in for Mr. Craige, and im mediately afterwards he had driven away. 1 hat was all Mark could nnd nut that night. The guests dispersed, Margaret re fusing all companionship but that of her uncle. When they were alone together, she crept into the strong arms that had been her protection nnd shelter from childhood, and lay there, white as the bridal dress she wore, shiver ing and tearless. And looking at her mute misery, John Hammersley restrained the torrent of indignant words trembling upon his tongue. and sootlud her as if she had been an infant "lie is tsickor hurt," the old man said. In his heart he adde,l, "And if the false villain is deceiving my girl, I will shoot him like a dog." But he had no opportunity to keep the un spoken threat. A letter was written to the firm, and one of the senior partners came to Brashaw. It was some comfort to heart-bro ken Margaret to hear of the high es teem in which Harry was held, and sec the evident sorrow of the elderly gentleman who spoke so warmly of his partner. "It is absurd to suppose he has run away," said his partner; "lie is a man of inlluence in business, and his so cial standing is of the best and" here heimed to Margaret "his love was pure, honorable and sincere. I, who lurvnown him from a boy, KnowU.iH hewa33i---iuau--who-ivniilL scorn to play witu any woman a heart." Only a piteous cry of, "Where can he be?" burst from the girl's white lips. "Had ho any enemies herei1 was the next stern question. No one knew of any. Ihe frank, bright nature had won friends all about him. Even Hall had been seen in friendly conversation with the missing man on the day of his disappearance. - Every inquiry resulted m the same disappointment, till the nine lays wonder died out, and the mys tery was unsolved. The faithful heart that loved Har ry kept his image ever closely folded, grieving silently and in solitude, and wearily resuming the routine of life. Every duty oi her humble, quiet life Margaret fulfilled with pa tient care; but her step was slow and weary, her face pale, and her eyes heavy with weeping. But Her uncle, whoioved her fondly, missed her rip pling laugh, hersweet song. And it was a delicate tribute he paid Mar garet's sorrow that he never once hinted to her that there might be some dishonorable explanation of her lover's disappearance. I his idea haunted him. Since the departure of the senior partner of the lir there was no one to speak ot Harry in terms of commendation, and speculations were numerous in the village. A wife secretly hidden away, who threatened exposure, was y, favorite theory. Debt was another. Escape from punishment 'for some crime was a third. But all these theories were kept from Margaret. Winter setin. Hall came often to the cottage. His face was one that could mask an evil heart with an as sumption of rough frankness, and seldom had any one seen it as it re vealed itself when he listened at the cottage window. He had left the vessel, of which he was first mate and part owner, to go upon a long cruise without him, and he employed all his time in a vigorous pursuitof his courtship. As deeply as he could love any one he loved Mar garet; and he felt sure of her favor until Harry Craige came. John Hammersley favored the sailor's suit and after Margaret had given her grief its full sway for three months, she was bidden to "mope" no longer, but cheer up, as there was just as good fiBh in the sea as ever were caught So, with her sorrow as deep as at first, her hearttrue as steel, the girl had to be present when Hall came to the cottage, and listen to his rough wooing. Again and again she refused his presents,, his compliments, his offers to escort her here or there. But the man would not be driven , 1 imAln away. Jincourageu uy wic uu... liking, he persisted, in spue i garet's coolness. It was not in the oirl's nature to be discourteous or unkind, and her gentle manner was accepted as far greater encourage ment than she ever intended it to be. The winter was a long agony to her. Her uncle urged Hall's claims at every available opportunity, and the sailor himself was persistent in his attentions. And while her days were busy, her evenings wearily spent in uncongenial society, Marga ret's nights were restless and memo ry haunted. Where was her lover hidden? Where was the dark story of crime written that carried htm from her? She never doubted him, and she kept his memory bright in her heart. She did not hope ever to meet him on earth again, for she was sure that u he lived he would return to her, bnt no other love should ever obliterate his from herheart. A whole year wore away, and Hall had urged his suit vehemently in the preceeding days, and Margaret real ized with a sad heart, that her steady refusal of his suit was alienating her uncle's affections. He could not un derstand this constancy. Why should Margaret live alone because one man was false or unfortunate? So he urged, as they sat in the par lor of the little cottage, and Margaret listened with drooping head, and hands folded wearily. "I cannot marry, uncle," she said, gently, bnt firmly; "I canurft-fn'rjjet the only man I ever loved.", I . j? The garden gate claugfei siftp crunched the gravel,- ,amC without knocking a man iinaiilJ sailor's dress, bearded and b'ronzei,toodin the doorwaj-. One look, ilrtfl with a cry Margaret sped to .tfoiJc arms of Harry Craige. jiff?. John Himmersley only 3lared, till a cheery voice said: ; "You see Tain a sailor a man af ter your own heart." "Bles3 my eyes! where did you come from?" "Off the Sf a Gull." "Whaling?" "Yes." ' "But what possessed you to go off in that way.' "I will tell you. Sit beside me, Margaret. I was shanghaied. Do you know what that means, my pearl? Your uncle does. I was drugged, carried aboard the Sea Gull, and recovered my senses when we were out of sight of land, bound for a year's whaling cruise." "But who " began John Ham mersley. "William Hall," was the stern an swer, "lie told me, fllargaret, a week before our weddiug-day, of a friend of his, a captain of an East Indian vessel, who hat', some curiosi ties that would please you, an.il rare shawls and fabrics to show me also. I never thought of treachery, and when he sent me a note to meet his friend in the village, I drove over. Half-way on my trip I met Hall, and took him up. We drove to a small tavern, and while we waited I drank a glass of wine with Hall. A numb ness soou seized me, my head grew dizzy, and I knew no more until I awoke on board a whaling vessel in the dress of a common sailor." "The. Scoundrel!" muttered John Ha miners ley. "I raised" a pretty fuss at first," Harry continued, "but it was useless. Nobody believed I could pay the sum I offered if they would carry me to Brashaw, and I concluded I must make the best of the situation. So, Mr. Hammersley, I applied my en ergies to seamanship, and they tell me aboard the Sea Gull that I make a very tidy sailor." ' "You are a brave lad," was the warm reply, "and I'm heartily glad you're back; and I'm heartily glad of another thing and that is, th.it Margaret's true love has unfiled Hall's little game. Old as I am, he had better keep out of reach of my arm!" Apparently the baffled schemer thought so himself, for he was never more seen in Brashaw. Two there, .were who little eared. The two were married a few weeks later, and Uncle John threatened to find a wife himself; but at the last accounts he had Tailed to do so, preferring to wait till Margaret's eldest daughter is old enough to take her mother's place as housekeeper in the cottage They Carried It Too Far. Mr. Bntterwick called in to see me the other day, and in the course of the conversation he said: "I'm going to move. I can't stand those Thompsons next door to me any longer. They're the awfullcst people to borrow things that I ever saw. Uotlec and uutter, aim sugar and Hour I don't mind so much, al though when a woman borrows high priced sugar and Java coffee and sends back sand and chickory, a man naturally feels bilious and mad. But they've borrowed preUy near every thing in the house. First it's one thing then its another, from morning till night, right straight along. Now there s the poker. A poKer is a piece of machinery that you won Id think anybody might go around and buy, or if they couldn't afford it, they might use a icnce nalinsr to shake up the fire. But Mrs. Thompson seems to hanker our po ker. She borrows it iuicen or twen ty times adaj', and last Saturday she sent for it thirty-four times. She pays a boy $2 a week to rnn over and borrow that poker, and she's used it so much that it all bent up like a corkscrew. 'Now, take chairs forinstancc. She asks us to lend h r our chairs three times a day at every meal, and she borrows the rocking chair whenever she wants to put the baby to sleep. A couple of times she sent over for a sofa, and when the boy came back with it he said Mrs. Thompson was mad as thunder, and kept growl ing round the house all day because there were no castors on it. Last Monday she borrowed our wash boiler and we had to put off our washing till Tuesday. She did her preserving in it, and the consequence was all our clothes were, full of preserved peaches. I've got on an under-shirt now that I'm mighty doubtful if I'll erer get off, its stuck to me so tight Every now and then she has com nanv. and then she borrows our hired fflrl and all the parlor furniture; once because I would not carry the piano over for her and take down the chan delier she told onr girl that there were rumors about- town that I was a reformed pirate. 'Perfectly -scandalous ! They think nothing of sending over after a couple oi nedsteads or the entry carpet, and tne other day l horapsnn says to me Bntterwick, docs your pump-log pun up easy' And when I said 1 thought it did, lie said: Well, I would like to borrow it for a few days till I can get one, for mine s alf rotted away. 'The only wonder to me is that he didn't try to borrow the well along with it 'And then on Tuesday Mrs. Thomp son sent that boy over to know if Mrs. Butterwick wouldn't lend her our front door. She said theirs was away being painted and she was afraid the baby would eaten coin, When I asked him what he supposed we were going to do to keep com- fortahle without any Iron tdoor.he said Mrs. Thompson said she reckoned we might taek up a bed-quiltorsqme thing. And when I refused, the boy said Mrs. Thompson told him if I would nt senu over the front door to ask Mrs. Butterwick to lend her a pair of striped stockings and ahorse hair bustle and to borrow the coal scuttle till Monday. 'W hat m the name or Moses she is going to do with a bustle and a coal scuttle I can t conceive. 'But they're the most extraordina ry people! Last Fourth of July the boy came over and told .Mrs. Butter wick that Mrs. Thompson would be much ohlijied if she'd lend her the twins for a few minutes. Said Mrs, Thompson wanted 'em to suck utf a new bottle top, because it made her baby sick to taste fresh indiarubber! Cheeky, wasn't it? But that's her way. She don't mind it any more. 'Why, I've known her to take off our Johnny's pants when he's been playing over there with the children, and send him home bare legged to tell his mother that she borrowed them for a pattern. And on Thomp son's birthday she said her house was so small for a party that if we'd lend her ours we might come late in the evening nnd dance with the company, if we wouldn't let on that we lived there.' 'Yes, sir: I'm going to move. I'd rather live next door to a lunatic asylum and have the maniacs pour ing red hot shot over the fence every hour of the day. Indeed I would.' Exposition Topics. PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 8, 1876. Correspondence Gallipolis Journal. For a day or two hack tlie city has been in the possession of the Knights Templar. They throng about the streets, anu Tvnicncver way ytiiriuuh, your glance is sure to rest on the white plume and regalia of some red cross knight Bands promenade the streets, followed by crowds of ur chins, keepiug step with the music, nml tlu w!in!i fin-lum a. martial as pect which is not lessened h' the clouds of bunting in which it is en veloped. The grand parade which took place on Thursday, was without doubt the finest ever made by the Templars in the present century, nearly ten thousand being counted in the ranks. T1ir.nrilnn TlaV 1V.1S (ronnrallv Oll- - j n served as a public holiday here; but, although the ceremonies were ou a large scale, and more impressive man usual, they did not excite so much imtipn fia they would at another time. The fact is that there is so much go- nr nn here iust now. that no one t.lifnnr f-in nl.aini general attention. and those associations and societies tiiat have fixed on the Centennial riit.vns their lilaco of incetittif this year, have made a mistake if their nhiect in so doinr was to maKe a unnettiitn. It is a case of overload ntr tin- niililie stomach, and if dvs- . .. , pepsia doesn't loiiow lam very mncu niiat.filr.Mi. On Tni'sdnv the Bankers' National Commemoration tooK place, me open Innr l thOlf lllllllllll" OU Hie VjCUlCn uial grounds being the occasion of a innninn of bankers from all portions of the country. The orator of the day was Mr. Klbrldge ueny opaui- ' . . .-. . t i lm.r nf i!n in in. who enitomizeu wie i.iwtnrv nf Hir ancient history of banking in Europe, as well as this country, and especially the progress of the last century. Hereafter the grounds are to be I it, Mm evoninur by the per suasive voice of the Steam Siren, one of the exhibits of the Light House Department It is said to lie merely , signal, uiii ii it uoesu t u.u ,r t7.n imiHt effective means of dis persing a crowd there is no virtue in tortured steam; a hotel gong is an Lilian harp compared with it The famous ii.rupp gun, weigning 81 tons, with its 10-ton carriage, is now beseiging the doors of Machine ry Hall. It took several weeks to land and place it on the lC-whecled fvimtr nf Mm Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and then the bridges had to be strengthened Dciore 11. cuiu. i. -i, t ff, (t.a nrcsent position. Krtipp was obliged to have a special steel car made to transport the mon ster 'to the Paris Exposition in 1867. Amon" theout-oi-aoors leaiure oi the Agricultural Department will be an exhibition ot me western uysMsm trncrntinn. bv surface application of of running water, under the charge of Commissioner JieeKer, ot Colo rado. TvTnnvnf the exhibits of Yictorio, New South Wales and Tasmania, were seriously damaged wnuc en route from nieiDOurne. j.ne capmm of the vessel which brought them tried to scuttle it, but only succeed ed in saturating the iroods with sea- water. The Commissioners of those fn tin trips .are workinsr hard to repair damages, but with only partial sue- cess, as many oi me nncr goous were run no red utterly wormiess. The number of visitors to the grounds has been daily increasing, as was expected, and. yesterday 50, 000 persona deposited their fifty cents nnd passed through the differ ent turnstiles. The number of pay ins entrances so far have been about 400,000, and as a natural consequence Centennial stock is on the rise. Tobegin the description of exhib its I will take a country which I can complete in this letter, and I find such an one ir Queensland. The relative and intrinsic importance of this and the other divisions of Aus tralia, are well shown in their display here, and those who seek for them not expecting to see much will go away most agreeably disappointed. A thousand square feet of wall are devoted to maps and charts of differ ent parts, of the country; the low lands, the hilly districts and the more mountainqits oues, with immense herds of cattle and sheep grazing the bouncing streams, or upon the vast uplatrtls. The prices of the different sections are marked at from one to fivo dollars per aire. Much of the wilder and more romantic scenery is also represented by innumerable photographs. The most prominent exhibit upon the ground space of 4, 000 square feet is a gilded pj-ramid over twenty feet in height, and three feet square at the base, which repre sents the bulk of gold which the Queensland gold mines produced be tween 1808 and 1875. The weight represented by this pile is over 05 tons, and its value only the paltry sum or $:13,000,000. The richness or the Australia Gold ruffs is also well displayed. Copper and tin arc also there in abundance, in pyramids or ingots and in their natural state. Specimen or ehrane and spicitlar iron, and the alloy or iron, and antimony found in various parts of the colon' are also tastefully arranged on all sides. Bituminous coal, one of their chief products is shown in every form, one variety, which when polished looks like rose wood, except in color, its looks is particular! noticeable. Variegated marbles, skulls of anti diluvian mam moths. Angora wool, specialties in sugar and wheat, a collection of na tive hard woods polished, fossililirotis and Volcanic rock specimens, beauti ful butterflies, examples of the thick, evontlbred Gida Jtebusa or Queens land hemp and Kangaroos and Wal labies form the balance of the exhib it of this distant and imperfectly known country. None of the articles arc for sale, but everything is put in its most attractive and practical form to induce immigration, as the people out there seem to think they are lonely sometimes "although their population has increased over 500 per cent since 18(50. The billiard tournament, which has j no. iuJoJr urnr fiimtrl'tltln ffir t.llA large runs and high averages made. Sexton, who took the first prize of $2500, did the most wonderTul play ing, and executed the highest runs ever made in a public match he ran 251 and 287, making an average of GO in the latter game. Joe Dion made an average ot 50, the next high est average recorded. Gamier took the second prize. A Chapter of Early History. Captain Jack Jewett, Robin Mos by.and Ben Bradshaw were travel ing from Virginia to Kcntuekj' on horseback. Captain Jewett was a large, fine looking man, and a fair specimen of the kind of men that gave character to the period that em braces the early history of Ken tucky. As the three rode along their attention was attracted by an gry words from a cabin on the road side. Words were succeeded by blows, and Captain Jewett said: "Let's ride up and see what this fight is about" They galloped up to the cabin, where there were a man and his bet ter half having a "set to," and she was getting the better half of it "Hold my horse," said Jewett, "and I will teach the a lesson he will never forget" At one blow of his fist the man lay prostrate on the floor. The good wife looked at her husband a moment and then at Jewett, and then reach ing back, she caught up a large long haudled frying-pan, and let drive at Jewctt's head. The bottom went out, and the rim went over his head and around his neck, such was the force of the blow. m All efforts failing to get the rcmnanf of the frying-pan from around Jewctt's neck, he had to wear it about five miles on his road, and then a file in the hands of a blacksmith released him. We will not stop to point the moral. Dan ville, Kentucky Advertiser. For the Gallipolis Journal. Voice from Vinton. All well pleased with the nomina tions at Gallipolis. The watchword here is plow. The fill at the end of the bridge is complete. Wheat is ripening fast soon he ready for the sickle. Corn looks quite well, good color. Business in our place quite active, all things considered. The young folks of Wilkesville came down on Saturday on a pic-nic excursion, together with rod and line, attached for fishing. After fishing along the shady banks of Raccoon, and having caught a goodly number of the finny prey, partook of the same then commenced the danca at Wallace Hall, which held on till near the midnight, when all quietly re--tired. They were principally theguest3of Mr. E. T. Holcomb. .Pleasure, in deed, yon are a pleasant theory. Mr. A. James has purchased his mill at Cincinnati; it will he here iu a few days he will then test the vir tues of his new patent wheel. Basket meetingyesterday near the Clark school hou0V in Morgan. Quito a turn -duV to hear Bro3, Willis and Hamilton.