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DEVOTED TO NEWS, P0LI1ICS, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, MANUFA CI URES, AND 1HE GENERAL INIERES1S OF HIGHLAND C0UN1Y. Hillsborough, Highland County, Ohio, Thursday, September 2G, 1878. Whole Ho. 220D. Vol. 42 No. 24. PUBLISHED EYEKY THURSDAY a. Xj. boahdman, EDITOH AND PKOF3IETOB. OmCE Corner of Ma!a uml Short Streets, Op posite Mnsic Hull. REDUCED TEn.US-l!s78: Hail Sutscribers--Po3tage Free Blnpleeopr, one year. S months...... m c months. 4 mouths 3 months . $1 1 Oil 75 W) 40 rTyment Invariably in advene. No piper ient hi mail longer Uian the ume paiu iw. ju extra copy will be sent gratis, ior every elc of 10 subscrioers at the above rales. rThe above rates include poutire prrpaultil thlf office on all papers sent to subscribers outside ol Highland county. Habscrihers who receive their papers W I witk an X marked opposite their name ' I i either on the margin of the paper or on i i i the outside -rapir, will nnders-tand that t the term ol subscription paid for has eipired. 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Cards inserted under this head at the following rates : For 1 inch space, $10 a year ; X inch, fS a year ; inch, 3 a year. rv"Twelve lines of this type make 1 inch. A. HARLlAr., ATTOEITET A.T LA. Office two doors west of Citizens' Bank, up stairs. anplyl H. R. QUUIU, ATTOE1TEYAT IA."W. Office with Matthews & E aggies. jygMf GEOEGE EOfTLIAN, Barter and Hair - Dresser, No. 24 South High Street. iyistf GHILIP HOUSE, (Formerly Elliott House), Q-I2,I:EITFIEXiXD, OHIO. Terms, $1.50 Per Day. ACCOMMODATIONS FIRST-CLASS. NEAREST HOTEL TO RAILROAD, ty Free Hack to and from Ix-not. jy4yl M. B. SKIIViP. Tropr. C. H. Collins, ATTOEITET AT LAV, Officeover Evans & Ferris' Bank, Hillsboro, Ohio. juulS-yl Holmes & Bro. Professional Undertakers AND SOUTH HIGH ST., HILLSBOKO, OHIO, Two doors south of Harsha's Marble Shop. aprify t KIRBY SLOTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Office over Calvert's Store, Smith's Block, Hills boro, O. decl3tf " JOHN T. EIRE, ATTORNEY AT j A W, niLiBono, onio. Office in Smith's New Building, Sd story. au9yl C. C. Hixscn, F.I. D. PHYSICIAN and SURGEON, Smith's New Buildinc, 2d story, over Seybert & Co. 'e Drug Store, niLLSBOBO, OHIO. Office Hoars 8 to 9 A. M., 1 to 2 P. M. and 7 to 8 P. M. fcblyl B. C. RUSS, M. D., Physician. Surgeon nd Acconcheur, HILLSBORO. OHIO. Office Main Street, next door west of Post Office. Residence South High 6u, south of South Street, mylyl J. K, PICRERIXG, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Notary Public and Land Surveyor. Office removed to comer of Main and Hieh streets, over Haynes & Co.'s store. marlStf W. W. SHEPHERD, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, flIIXSBORO, - - OHIO Offiie on Short Street, two doors west of Hich St OFFICE HOURS From 8 to A. M.. 1 to S P. M. 6 to 6 P. M. and all day Saturday. dec2yl A. U. MiTTBSWS. Henbt M. Kouoins. MATTHEWS & HUGGIXS, ATTOBNETS AT LAW, Office comer of High and Short Sts., np sUirs. marCmA Cyrus fiewby, ATIORXEY AT LAW, Office In Smith's Now Building, 2d story, feblyl II EX II Y A. SHEPDERD, A ttornoy n t . vv , HILLSBOHOTJOH, O. C'fflce and residence on Main Street, between flib and East Su eeta, firHt door west of "Han ley House." P. O. Drawer, S3. feb24tf lilt. A. EVAXS, Bitreoou Dentist, Office Comer Main an High Streets, np stairs, over Evans & Ferrhs's Bank. ALL YVOKK. WAR RANTED. February , 1ST1. fehSyl Dr. S. J.SPEES UT ILL now eirr hi entire time to the practice of hie rrofesfion. He h had extensive fxperlpnce and will give special attention to the Treatment of Chronic Dipeafces. Office At the New I-rusrstore, Wain Street, Vtman'p BIck. Residence West Walnut St. near the Public School liouse, Hillsboro, Ohio. jnl8yl Handbills! Handbills! From the smallest "I)odger"to the larpesfPostery neatly prated on short notice. Prices are ver ow from it per 10U0 up. Call at the wplRtf NEWS OFFICE. Esaninaticns cf Teachers. ri-HS Board of Srhool Examiners of Highland M county pive notice, that examinations of Ap plicants for Certificates will take umce in the Hiils boro Union School buiidinc on the first Saturday of everv month, and on the third Saturday of Fehrua ry, March, April, Anjwt, S'ptemNtr and October. The Examination fee prescribed by law i 00 cts Bv order ol the Board. antvl H. 8. DOGOETT. Clerk. SL1DLEY SSALL HOME SCHOOL. The Fonrth Annual Session, with corps )f teach ers nncharced, beu'ins Wednesjlny, J-ept. 11. Ib78. Application tor admission will now be received. TKKMS GREATLY KEDUf ED. For Catalogue address the Principal. E. BAUDER. A.M., jv25in-1 Fenton, Genesee Co., Mich. Bookkeepers, Beporters, 'Operators, Seboolxeacbcxs, At Great IrLorcanUle Collect Keokuk, low. 8. H. PAHVrN. Advertising Asent, No. 1S Vine Street, between Fourth and Fiflth, is Agent for tfie ft.wsinCicsauiaa. The Golden Milestone. BY H. W. LONGFELLOW. Leafless are the trees; their pnrpl L ranches Spread themselves abroad like reefs of ooral. Rising silent In the red sea of the winter sunset. From the hundred chimneys of the vlllapa. Like the Alfred in the Arabian story. Smoky columns Tower aloft Into the air of amber. At the window winks the Dickering fircllrht; Here and there the lamps of evening glimmer. Social wntehr.rcs Answering one another through the darkness. On the hearth lighted loss are glowing, And like Ariel In the cloven pine tree. For its freedom Groans and sighs the air imprisoned In them. By the "reside the old man seated. Seeing ruined cities in ashes. Asking sadly Of the past what it can ne'er restore them. fly the fireside there are youthful dreamers. Building castles fa'r, with stately suilrways, Asking blindly Of the future what it can not give them. By the fireside tragedies arc acted, la whose scenes appear two actors only 'Wife and husband. And above them God, the spectator. By the fireside there is peace and tomfort; Wives and children, wih fair, thoughtful faces, t AYulting, watching for a well-known footstep in the passage. Each man's chimney is his Golden Milestone; Is the central point from which ba measures Every distunes Through the gateways of the world around him. In his farthest wanderings still he sees it, Bears the talking flame, the answering night wind. As ho heard them When he sat with those who wore, but are not. Happy he whom neither wealth nor fashion. Nor the march of the encroaching city, Drives an exile From the earth or his ancestral homestead. vTe may build more splendid habitations, Fill our rooms with paintings and with sculp tures, Bnt we can not Bur with void the old association. To a Kiss. Humid seal of soft affection, Tendcrest pledge of future bliss; Dearest tie of young connection. Love's first snow-drop, virgin kiss; Speaking silence, dumb confession. Passion's birth, and infant play; Dove. ike fondness, chaste concession. Glowing dawn of brighter day. Borrowing joy, adieu's last action. When lingering lips no more must Join; What words can ever speak affection So tliriUinjr, 60 sincere as thine. MY MINISTERING ANGEL. We were all at Long Branch. AH included Tom and his wife, Nettie, and your humble servant, Walter Byrne, Tom's cousin and a wandering waif of a rich man, without occupation, home or family ties. Nettie was Tom's wife's cousin. I had heard it said be fore I went down to Lon? Branch, on Tom's invitation, that Nettie had em phatically declared that she knew she should detest Walter Byrne, for she hated an idle man, she despised a rov ing man, and rich young men were al ways horrid. Being gifted with a moderate amount of selt-conceit, and accustomed to re ceiving rather flattering attentions from the fair sex, I stroked my mus tache and shrugged my shoulders, re solved that Miss Annette llaymond's detestation was a mattet of profound indifference to me. The ffrst time I saw her she was bob bing up and down, holding on to the bathers' rope. Tom was driving me over to his cottage, and pulled up his hordes. "There's Nettie," he said, "in the broad straw hat and scarlet suit. Hal loa, Net!" A pair of saucy black eyes gazed at us, and a piquant, pretty face was visi ble under the straw hat. "Where's Amy?" shouted Tom. "Got a headache." Tom laughed as we drove on. "Amy won't bathe unless I am with her," he said; "she is cine-tenths afraid." While I wa3 in my room, arranging my bachelor belongings, Nettie came across the garden in a crisp, pink mus lin, with her black hair loosely braided and tied with pink ribbons. She was more than pretty then, the most brilli ant brunette beauty, not more than seventeen year3 old, slender, graceful and altogether bewitching. For three weeks we quarreled about ten times a day. Nettie mocked at my lazy speech, taunted my stylish cos tumes, made fun of my neckties and my gloves, and gave me fully to under stand that I was a coxcomb. I bore it nhilnsnnliifiallv. but ia my heart I raged. I was not accustomed to being treated in that style, but Nettie seemed to ignore my bank account entirely. We nearly came to a better under standing once, when Miss Nettie was carried out by the undertow, and might have been drowned if I had not been a powerful fellow and a good swimmer. I brought her home, all limp and sense less, and she was very quiet all day, and almost begged my pardon for all former offenses in her gratitude. But the next day she was worse than ever, and the day after that I left. I wandered about aimlessly to the White Mountains, Niagara, up and down, until October, when a party going to Europe tempted me, and I sailed awav from New York and Net tie. 1 was not m love, our. cenainiy 1 thought more frequently of those saucy black eyes, the sweet rippling voice and beautiful face of Nettie Kaynoi than I had ever before thought of any woman's charms. It would be too long a story to tell all my adventures in the next two years, but it was just so much later In my life when I found myself traveling homeward from Florida, sick and wretched. We had been wrecked off the coast of Florida, and I was ill with fever con tracted in New Orleans, when I was tossed up, high and dry, in a suit of sailor's clothes hurriedly snatched up us my sailor nurse and myself dressed in the confusion, unconsciously appro priating each other's clothes. My watch, purse, papers, were all in my pockets, but in the sailor's coat I found money enough to carry mo home, to such a home as I could command, a room in a boarding house! But I was terribly ill, and every day the prostrating heat was weakening to me. It was like insanity, the longing I had for a breath of Northern air, and so I sped on and on over the iron road, looking more like a walking corpse than a living man. My Journey was nearly accomplished when I sat in the train carrying me from Washington to New York, my List dollar spent, my rough clothes travel-worn and shabby, my life almost gone from me. I don't know exactly when I fainted, but I came to consciousness perceiving a fragrance of cologne water near me, and knowing something was held to my lips. I tasted wine, but I was too weak lo speak. Little cool hands arranged some soft bundle under my head, and then a fan stirred the air around me. I must have slept, and again I awoke. Very near me, on the next seat, i heard a sweet, low voice, saying- "We get off at the next station, and I hate to awaken that poor sailor for my handkerchief. I put it over his bundle for a pillow, and there is another on hi3 forehead." A voice, pettish and familiar, an swered: 'Just like your imprudence! Now that common fellow will have your handkerchief! You are so horribly Impulsive! It is very forward and un maideuly to have been fussing over a strange man, at any rate. You don't know how he may annoy you," Low and sweet, quivering a little, came a voice in answer: Vile will never annoy any one. If ever death was written in a face, I saw it in his face." "It is none of your business." "It is my business. You may scold as you like. If it is unmaidenly to stretch out a hand to a dying man for five minutes, then I shall never meet your ideas of deccrum." And aa if to prove her words, the speaker arose from her seat and leaned over mine. My head was lower than the back of the seat, resting on the window sill, and my feet stretched out to the next space. I kept my eyes closed, and I knew the handkerchief upon my fore head was moistened again with cologne water just as the train stopped. The conductor shouted "Elizabeth," and the ladies behind me gathered up their trp.ps and departed. I could only see linen dusters and brown veib as they walked down be tween the car seat3, but I kept my seat. . Elizabeth had been my own destina tion, for Tom had always a cordial welcome for me, and I longed to die where there was some friendly face in sight. But I kept on to New York, presenting myself to my old laudlady, who had some difficulty in believing in my identity, but being convinced, nursed me as il I had been her own sou. Tom came to see me when my law yer informed him of my return, but the ladies had gone to the Delaware Water Gap for the summer, and I was well pleased. Much of my faith in Amy's friendship had evaporated, and I wanted my shaved head to be cover edmy emaciated face to fill out be fore Nettie saw me again. I had had my taste for salt water amply gratiQed, and rebelled when the doctor ordered a sea voyage to perfect my recovery. But he had his way, and again it was summer before I returned home, and accepted Tom's invitation to his cottage at Long Bcanch. "We have concluded to take a cot tage at Long Branch this summer," he wiote, "and want you to Join us, if possible, in July." How can I describe Nettie Nettie Raymond still after three years of separation? Beautiful as ever, ani rna.ed, accomplished, she was fasci nating to all. But the imp of mischief had not quite deserted her, though she was more dignified. She was not open ly saucy, as she had been, butcojld put stings into quiet, apparently innocent speeches, and I often winced under her satire. For I did love her then. Every hour added to my admiration my affection yet there was never in her manner one atom of encouragement on which to hang a hope. Although I had recoverea my health and strength almost entirely, I was still subject to attacks of headache that prostrated me for hours conscious of nothing but terrible pain. The first one I had at Long Branch came on about three weeks after my arrival, when I had walked too far in the sun. Tom was alone when I stag gered into the house, nearly blind, and he put me down upou a wide lounge in a lower room, darkened the windows and put cold water on my head. "Amy will be here presently." he said; she has gone to ride with Nettle. I'll keep Nettie out of your way, old fellow. She must be rather a torture to a sick man. Vivacity is all very well in its place, but I had as lief shut up a swarm of mosquitoes in a sick room as Nettie." I made no reply, and lay mute and miserable until the carriage drove up. "111? Walter ill?" I heard Amy say in a low voice. "Go in, Nettie, and see if he wants anything." "You can attend to him," said Net tie, coldly. "I have my dress to ar range for the hop." "Nettie!" this in a provoked whisper, "you are not going to let half a million of money" "Ilush!" was the sharp reply. "I wish he was a boggart" "lie would be very much obliged to you." But Amy little dreamed she spoke the truth. Nettie wished I was a beg garl Why? Could it be that rny wealth was the barrier betwee n us, that as a beggar I might have won her love? My heart throbbed heavily as Amy opened the door of tho room where I lay and came softly to my side. "Walter," she whispered, and then stole out again. "He is asleep!" she said, and I heard her go up stairs. But presently there was a soft rustle in the room, and a ray ef sunshine that had crept to a crack in the shutters wa3 shut out. A perfume hovered about uie, though the handker chief was not laiu upon my head, and then a little choking whisper came to my ears. Toor fellow! 1 can never forget he sawed my life once." The sort rustle came nearer, and Net tie was looking down at me, when I onened mv eves. She was startled, but only showed it by a faint flush on eacli fair cheek. Her voice was quiet as sha said: "Can I do anything for you?" "Won't vou Dlease fan me?" I said, after trying to think of an occupation that would keep her near me. Still she fanned in a hasty way and I said: You have not improved since last summer. You made a lan imitate mo gentlest of summer breezes then." "I? I never fanued you neiorei" "Once before." I said, "you fanned me, bathed my forehead, and pillowed my head on this!" and I drew out lrom mv breast rocket a flimsy handkercmei marked "Annette Raymond." But Nettie was only bewildered. I be penile act of nitv and charity I had cherished as a memory almost sacred she had almost forgotten. "You did not recojrnize me." I said, "I am the sailor you thought dying in tho cars last summer." "It cannot be possible!" she cried. "It is truel Nettie," I continued, im Dlorinfflv catchinc her hand as she was going to arise, "why must all your gen tleDess and pity be kept for beggars? Cannot you give one little corner to a rich man who loves you? See how I need you as much as I did last summer. when you thought I was a pauper ana dying. Now my heart is dying for your love, Nettie." She was trembling, blushing, yield ing, and I did not spare my pleading. With all the eloquence at my command I wooed her, and at last the little hand In mine struggled for freedom no long er, and Nettie consented to be my wife, my ministering angel for life! A New Fairy Story. A lazy girl, who liked to live in com 'ort and do nothing, asked her fairy godmother to give her a good genius to do everything for her. Ou the instant the fairy called ten dwarfs, who washed and dressed the little girl, and combed her hair, and fed her, and so on. All was done so niceiy that she was happy, except for tho thought that they would go away. "To prevent that," said the godmother, "I will place them perma nently in your ten pretty little fingers." And tliev are there yet. The Coquito Palm. Iu Chili a sweet syrup, miel de yaim, or palm honey, is prepared by boiling the sap of the jubcea spectabilis to the con sistence of treacle, and it forms a con erable article of trade, being much es teemed for domestic use as sugar, The sap is obtained by the very waste ful method of felling the trees and cutting off the crown of leaves, when it immediately begins to flow, and con tinues to do so for several months, until the tree is exhausted, providing 9 thin slice is shaved off the top every morning, each tree yielding about 90 gallons. The small nuts, which re semble miniature cocoanuts, are used by tho Chilian confectioners in the preparation of sweetmeats, and by the boys as marbles. Effect of Coal Gas on Books. Professor A. II. Church states, in the Chemical News, that the injurious influence of the products of combustion of coal gas upon the leather binding of books is only too well known. Vel lum seems unaffected; morocco suffers least; calf is much injured, and Russia still more so. The disintegration is most rapid with books on the upper shelves of a library, whither the heated products of combustion ascend, and where they are condensed. By com paring specimens of old leather with specimens of new it is quit6 clear that the destructive influence of gas is due mainly to its sulphur. An analysis of the crumbled backs of books from the upper shelves of a public library in a room lighted with coal gas, gave these figures; Free sulphuric acid in decayed leather 6.21 p. c: combined sulphuric acid in decayed leather, 2.21 b. c. ; total, 8.42 p.c. Two Humble Heroes. Fiance reckons two braves more. A fireman at Tarbcs rushed among the blazing ruins of a house to save his Captain and a clergyman, who were buried beneath a flior in endeavoring to rescue the inmate 3. The fireman re mained trying to extricate the Captain, but without avail, till the flesh peeled off his hands and face. He has died from his wounds, Las been buried at the nation's expense, and for a month his name will be read out first on the roll-call of every regiment in the army. Jean Flautier is a pointsman, and a few months ago in endeavoring to close the gates of a crossing, he was struck down by a goods train and his arm am putated. Not a soul was within reach, and, aware that an express train was due, he tied up the bleeding stump and remained at his post of duty till a station-master, informed by the engine driver that some accident had occurred, picked up the arm from the rail and succored the hero. Little Isaac. The tree-frog cannot be called an in sect, a reptile, or one of the winged host; he has four legs, the two foremost short, with claws as sharp as those of a squirrel: the hind legs five inches long, and folding by three joints. His body is about as big as the first joint of a man's thumb. Under his throat is a wind-bag, which assists him in singing the word I-sa-ac all the night. Wher it rains, and is very dark, he sings tiro loudest His voice is not so pleasing as that of the nightingale, but this would be a venial imperfection if he would but keep silence on Saturday night, and not forever prefer I-sa-ac to Abraham and Jacob. He has more elasticity in his Jong legs than any other creatine yet known. By this means he will leap five yards up a tree, fastening himself to it by his forelegs, and in a moment will hop or spring as far from one tree to another. It is from the singing of the tree-frog that the Americans have acquired the name of Little Isaac. Indeed,, like a certain part of them, the creature appears very devout, noisy, arbitiary and phlegmat ic, and associates with none but what gree with him in his ways. More Blackmail. An oldish man, having an apple stand on Woodward avenue, was" ap proached by a hungry-looking lad, who asked: "Say, ain't you goin' to gimme an apple?" "I'll give you to tho Station first!" was the gruff reply. "You declare, war do you? All right, old buckshot! I'll stand right here for the next hour and tell everbody that you spit on your apples and then burnish 'em on your greasy old coat sleeve! We'll see who'll come out ahead in this mad struggle!" The boy did. He got his apple in five seconds. A Boy. One of the best things in the world to be, is a boy. Boys have always been so plenty that they are not half appreciated. A I oy is willing to do any amount of work if it is called play. The feeling of a boy toward pumpkin pie has never been properly considered. A boy furnishes half the entertain ment and takes two-thirds of the scold ing of the family circle. It is impossible to say at what age a boy becomes conscious thai, his trouser legs are too short, and is anxious about the part of his hair. In fact, a boy is a hard subjeci ;0 get moral from. A Setter. A raw boy coming into a printing of fice to learn the business, the fore man asked the question: Have you ever set any? meaning type of course. "Set? reckon I kin; haven't I set all our old hens; and didn't every one on 'em hatch out every egg put under 'em except old speckle, that went off and left her nest consam her old pictur!" "roull do," said the foreman. "I don't want you to set hens, but to set at that stand." " Waal that's quare: you want me to vA at a stand, like them set of fellers piekin' up them little jigamarees, do you! Waal, here goes." John went to work, and learnt h:s "letters'' at the case, until hj could compose and punctuate correctly so that he i now a first-rate setter and pointer. Actresses' Expenses. Eoucicault being interviewed said: I think the ladies are underpaid. A leading actress provides op an average three now dresses for ea:h new plav. If five new plays should be produced in a season she must purchase fifteen new dresses. These on an average cost $125 each, including shoes, stockings and hats. Here is an expense of $1,875, making in a season of thirty-six weeks f 50 a week to be expended out of her salary on dressing alone. The actor requires no such outlay. Therefore, if a leading actor receiver $150 a week he gets half as much again as a leading lady at the same salary. The New York audiences require finer scenery and costumes than the London public are contented with. Mr. Wallack spent 55,000 on the scenery, furniture and costumes of my comedy "Marriage." The profits of the first eight nights re paid the whole of it Persian Stoves. I've just heard of tho queel .'ay the Persians have of keeping themselves warm ia their houses during cold weather. They place in the middle of the room a pan of burning charcoal un der a sort of table or frame which holds up a large wadded quilt that reaches the i'.oor on all sides, like a tent. This must 00k almost like keeping the Dre warm. Then the family sit around the droll stove, with their less and aims under the quilt, and when they wish to go to sleep, they put themselves half under the quilt, and so keei nice and warm until the morning. That's easy enough for I'ersi ns to do, because, as I'm told, they never undress at night, but just roll themselves in coverings and lie down anywhere. 1'erhaps you would not find such ar rangements in your homes quite as comfortable as soft beds and cozy blankets in well warmed rooms. How ever, the Persian winter is not as cold as ours, I suppose. Humility. A certain king would build a cathe dral; and that the credit of it might be all his own, he forbade any from con tributing to its erection in the least de gree. A tablet was placed in the side of the building, and ou it his name was carved, as the builder. But that night he saw, in a dream, an angel, who came flown and erased his name, and the name of a poor widow appeared in its stead. This was three times repeated; when the enraged king summoned the woman before him, and demanded, "What have you been doing, and why have you broken my commandment?" The trembling woman replied, "I love the Lord and longed to do something for his name and for the building of his church. I was forbidden to touch it in any way, so in my poverty I brought a wisp of hay for the horses that drew the stones." And the king saw that he had labored for hi3 own glory, but the widow for the glory of God; and he commanded that her name should be inscribed uoon the tablet Uses of Telegraphic Cables. As soon as cables are laid giving tel egraphic connections between new points, an opportunity is afforded for determining the longitude of the sta tions. This is by far the simplest and most accurate method cf determining longitudes that has ever been invented. All that is necessary is to have correct local time at each station, and to note the time accurately when the signals ire sent. The difference of local times is practically the difference of longi tude. There is a small loss of time in the transmission of the signals, but the error that tin's might occasion is entire ly eliminated by sending signals both ways over the wire, and computing from a pair of signals. The submarine tables wi'.a the West India Islands have been recently employed for this pur pose, and several longitudes of locali ties in Trinidad and Barbadoes ascer tained. The longitude of the stations is thus determined within five yards, equal to the hundredth part of a second of time. My Kingdom in the Clouds. I sat and ?nzed into tho burning; sky Where, like some dying kins', the partinj day. In calm majestic precience of decay. Lighted his pyre, that he a king might die. And I, whose thought npsoars on wider wircrs, 6lnce thy pure soul has breathed into ray life A quickened kinship with divinerthings I builded there, remote from din and strife, A specious solitude, where thou and I Might reign untroubled by the puce of time, low with thy fleetest Wusb. tho cloud would thrill And, like some sweet unmeditated rhymo, Dend with melodious impulse to thy will! And I. strong in thy love, tinquailingly you Id greet the gaze pf dread eternity. kicribner. Barriere. Barrlere, the French dramatist, who died a few weeks ago, once met a pretty actress whose protector had deserted her, and, opening the door of hercoupe, did all that was in hi3 power to console the unhappy woman, who was sobbing in a corner of the seat. But she would not be comforted. "No, no," she cried, "I can never smile again. I must drown myself." "Very well," said Barriere, calmly shutting the door; "we shall meet at the Morgue. Coachman, drivethis lady to the river." And yet Barriere meditated suicide himself once upon a time, had his pis tol loaded, and called in a friend to re ceive his dying wishes. The friend did not attempt to dissuade him, but calmly jotted down his dying wishes; then, while Barriere was writing a fare well letter, took up a pistol and began examining it. It was cocked, and the muzzle was pointing directly at Bar riere. The intended suicide ducked under the table with remarkable agility crying "Look out! The d d thing is loaded! You'll be shooting me the first thing you know." Barriere wa3 once ambushed at a restaurant by a couple of young ac tresses, who wanted two seats for the first night of one of his new pieces, where seats were valuable. A friend who was at a table with him, knowing his weakness in such matters, stepped on his tee as a warning. "Not neces sary," said EMrriere; "I had already stepped on it myself." A poor woman called ou him one day, told her tale of suffering, enlisted his sympathies, and got ten francs from Lim. After she had gone he saw some thing sparkling on the table where she had sat He examined it. "A tear!" lie said, "a real teair! I should have (?iven hei twentv." The Great Seal of the United States. Son after the Declaration of Inde pendence the subject of a seal for the States came up for discussion, and a committee was appointed to prepare a great seal for the young republic, but their device being unsatisfactory another committee was appointed with iike result, and then a third committee, whose report being rejected, the whole matter was referred to Charies Thom son, then Secretary to Congress. From John Adams, then in London, Mr. Thomson received a suggestion which was given him by Sir John Prestwich, a baronet of the West of England, who was an accomplished antiquarian and an ardent friend of the infant republic. His simple and appropriate device wa3 approved and adopted. It consisted of an escutcheon bearing thirteen per pendicular stripes, white and red, on a blue field, displayed on the breast of the American E;igle, whose right talon held an olive branch, hi3 left a bundle of thirteen arrows, and in whose beak was a scroll inscribed with the motto E PluribusUnum. For the crest, over the head of the eagle, which appears above the escutcheon, a golden glory breaking through a cloud, surrounding thirteen white stars in a blue field. On the reverse, a pyramid unfinished. In the zenith an eye in a triangle, sur rounded with rays of light. Over the eye, the words Annuit Coeptis "God has favored tho undertaking." On the base of the pyramid are the numeral Roman letters MDCCLXXVI, and un derneath the motto Noi-us Ovdo Sec'orum "A new series of ages." Benefit of Being Knocked About. It is a good thing for a young man to be "knocked about in the world," al though his soft-hearted parents may not think so. All youths, or if not all, certainly nineteen-twentieths of the sum total, enter life with a surplusage of self-conceit. The sooner they are relieved the better. If, iu measuring themselves with wiser and older men than themselves, they discover that it is unwarranted, and get rid of it grace fully and of their own accord- well and good; if not, it is desirable for theii own sake, that it should be knocked out of them. A boy who is sent to a large school soons finds his level. His will may have been paramount at home; but school boys are democratic in their ideas, and if arrogant, he is sure to be thrashed into a recognition of the golden rule. The world is a great pub lic school, and it soon teaches a new pupil his proper place. If he has the attributes that belong to a leader, he will be installed into the position of the leader, if not, whatever his opinion of his abilities, he will be compelled to fall back in to tho rank and file. If not destined to greatness, the next best thing to which he can aspire is respec tability; but no man can be truly great or truly respectable who is vain, pomp ous, and overbearing. By the time the novice lias found his legitimate social position, be the same high or low, the probability i3 the same disagreeablo traits of character will be softened down and worn away. Most likely the process of abrasion will be rough, but when it is all over, and ho begins to see himself as others see him, and not as seen in the mirror of self-conceit, he will be thankful that he has run the gauntlet, and arrived through by a rough road of knowledge. Upon the whole, whatever loving mothers may think to the contrary, it is a good thing for youths to be knocked about in the world. It makes men of them, fits them for the rough and tum ble life they will have to tike in this world. "Never, no never marry for money," gravely remarked the pastor to the youth. - "Pa," called oat a youngster just then from behind the study door, "what do you marry for, if 'taint for money S2 anyway, and maybe more, if the feller's rich?" IIXL.MiOROVtiII. 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Send the acts, in few words, and we will put them in shape for publication. The writer's real name must be given in all cases, as a guaranty of good faith. The News having a much larger circulation ia Highland county thaR any other paper, and among the best class of readers, is the best advertising medium. Business men wiil please note this fact, and act accordingly. Arrival and Departure of Mails. R. R. mails arrive dnily except Sunday, at 10.15 a. m. and li.50 p. in. Depart daily except Sunday, at 6.25 a. ni. and 2.30 p. m. N. B. Kailroad mails close 30 minutes before departure of trains. Ripley mail, for Newmarket, Sngartrce Ridge, Mourytown, New Corwio, Emerald, Ac, arrives Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7 p. m. De parts .Monday, Wednesday and Vriday at 7 a. m. Eastern mail, for Dallas, P.aiushuro, New Pe tersburg, Greenfield, Painhridge, Paint, Sinking Springs, Marshall. North Union, Carmel, &c, ar rivals Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 7 p. m. Departs same days at 7 a. m. Fayetteville mail, for Nevin, Pricetown, Ilollow tovrn, Buford, Sicily, Ac, arrives Wednesday and Fri'Iav at 5 p. m. Departs same days at 7 a. m. Belfast mail, for Hcrryville, Belfast, May Hill, Lovett's, &c, arrives Tuesday and Friday at 11.30 a. m. Departs same days at 12-30 p. ni. Sabina mail, for Samantha, Highland, Memphis, Sabiua, Ac, arrives Tuesday anil Fridtiy at 5 p. m. Departs Wednesday and Saturday at 7.i'-" a. in. J. BARRERE, P. M. Resumption a Fact! Secretary Sherman has issued the following' circular, to the Treasurers and assistant Treasurers of the U. States, by which it will be Eeen that they wero ordered to commence re deeming greenbacks ia silver coin, on Monday last, lGth inst. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Sept 7, '78. Hon. James Gilfillan, Ireasvrer United States : On and after the lGth day of this month you are authorized, at the Treasury at Washington, and at the several Sub-Treasuries in the Uni ted States, to exchange standard sil ver dollars for United States notes! JOHN SHERMAN, Sec'y. Thus it will be seen that while Mr. Dickey and his party are demanding the repeal of the Resumption act, as being impractiable and unwise, the Secretary of the Treasury has actu ally commenced executing the law, nearly four months in advance of the day named for resumption, January 1st, 1S79. In consequence cf this order of Secretary Sherman, tho premium on gold dropped last week to 3-lGths the lowest point touched since the war, and no doubt this small premi um will entirely disappear as Boon as the government commences re ceiving silver for customs, as there will then be no demand for gold for that purpose. Resumption is therefore practical ly an accomplished fact. Hurrah for Secretary Sherman and honest money .' Southern War Claims. In his speech cn' the Southern war claims delivered in the House on the first day of May, Representa tive Hayes, of Illinois, read the titles of 439 bills introduced in the 45th Congress for the payment of South ern claims, and lie recapitulates as follows : Sum of house bills asking for 810,000 or more. . ..4,925,793 Sum of senate, ditto 821,000 Least sum for bl'ks in bills 4,510,000 Total fcr private bills. . 10,257,793 Total ani't public claims 192,000,000 Grand total ...... 202,257,793 And he clinches these figures with the following utterance from the Mobile (Ala.) Register: "The most unfortunate incident of the late presidential election was tho letter written by Mr. Tilden, a short time before the election, saying he would veto any bill proposing to pay southern war claims." The South is desperately in earnest in having these bills paid, and unless the next House 13 Repub licaD, tlioy will be paid. Adams Co. New Er.i : People who know say that while Dickey was not present at tho Murphy meeting last Saturday his representative was there in tho hands of those who are supposed to be abl-j to do him the most good. Money is alroady being spent in the interest of the "tricky Dickey," who hopes by this means to defeat his poorer competi tor, the people's candidate for Con gress, Hon. Walker W. McKniglit. The Trade Dollar. The Government put on to the people fifty million trade dollars at 100 cents. Now that same Govern ment has issued an edict that they will only receive them back at the rate of 90 cents each. That is a sample of the way the people are swindled by Republican financiering. W. Union Defender. The Defender is either grossly ig norant, or else willfully misrepresents the fact3 as to the trade dollar. The Acting Director of the Mint, who ought to know, says in a letter re cently published, that the trade dol lar was authorized as a convenience for California merchants in the Chi na trade, to beat the Moxicaa dol lar, and was never expected to cir culate at home, as at that time it was worth about 104. And Secreta ry Sherman says : "At no time and on no account I are they been received or paid 01 1 by tho Treasury, and it i3 a cause of regret that so many of our people should have accepted thern at their face value, thus enabling their own ers put to them into circulation at a considerable profit" "As early as August 24, 1876, the department in formed an inquirer that the trade dollar had only a bullion value, and this information has been repeat ed scores of times, and published by the press throughout the country." Will the Defender correct its mis take, or misstatement, whichever it was ? We shall see. Referring to Senator Thurman's change of base on the currency ques tion the Philadelphia Record says-. "If ever a man succeeded in swal lowing himself, that man is Senator Thurman. His adhesion to the soft money theory has not given it any greater hold upon the public belief; but the Thurman of our knowledge and admiration has disappeared from view. It is a sad case. Mr. Thur man's ambition was his undoing; "by this sin fell the angels." -5- A Pestilent Demagogue. Ben Butler professes to be a great friend of "the poor laboring man," but it has just come out that he took 142,0G2 as a fee for professional services in aiding to secure $900, 000 prize money due to Farragut's officers and men in the capture of New Orleans. Ben is also a "bloat ed bondholder," and has written to Secretary Sherman demanding the dismissal of an employee of the de partrrent who, he alleges, has be trayed the secrets of the department by furnishing the fact that Butler is the holder of a large amount of reg istered government bonds. Ben wants the fact concealed while he is playing the greenbacks and working men's role denouncing bondhold ers and cursing capitalists. Let Old Soldiers Read This. Ross County Register: When the O'Connor bill to "reorganize" sol diers' orphans at Xenia was under discussion by the Legislative Com mittee, Dalzell, the Republican mem ber of the Committee, opposed the bill strenuously, and showed the in justice it would work to dead sol diers and their widows and orphans, whereupon one of the Democratic members responded: "Damn the dead soldiers, and damn their wid ows and orphans ; they can't vote in October." And the brutal remark was greeted with a laugh by the oth er Democratic members. And yet they have the cheek to appeal to liv ing soldiers to vote with thern and keep them in power. "Seeing that the atmosphere Is Torty miles (Jeep all around the globe," says Horace ilann, "it is a useless piece of economy to breathe it more than once. If we were obliged to trundle it in wheelbarrows in order to fill our houses, churches, school houses, rail road cars, and steamboats, there might be some excuse for our seeming parsi mony. But as it is we are prodigals of health, of which we have so little, and niggards of air, of which we have so much. "Now go to meeting, dear," said Mrs. 1'., as her boy stood smoothing li is hair, preparatory to going out on Suuilay. A Cshing-Iino hung out of his pocket. He looked down at his new shoes, and a thought of the woods aud fields made him sigh. "Where shall I go?" asked the boy. "GoVveplied she, sublimely, as sh pulled down his trousers behind, "go any where where the gospel is dispensed with.'-' Such liberality is rare. A brown, hard, weather-heaten face may be so full of goodness as to awaken instant and entire confidence hi the beholder; or one bearing every indication of culture and refinement may be so strongly marked with cun ning or passion that we shrink from it with repugnance. Nature gives ns our features, but we stamp tliem with the cheerfulness proceeding from nobleness of purpose, or the discontent arising from unredeemed promises. A blundering compositor, In setting up Uie toast 'AVomau without her, man would bo a sav;ve," got to punc tuation in the wrong place, which made it read: "Woman without her man, would be a savage." k'God Bless our Boarding House1' i3 the latest motto for sale in the shop windows. When this thing gets uown to particulars, let us not forget the pro- ferbial boardine-house butter. . A Dutchman was about to make a journey to his fatherland, and, wishing to say "good-bye" to a friend, extended hi3 hanfl and said: "Veil, oft I don't come back, hullo. Eight of them have united to pur chase the right to shoot over a small suburban farm. On the evening oC tho opening of the season a bappy thought comes into the head of one of the lessees, and he writes seven anony mous letters to his seven partners, urg ing each, as he values the honor of his family and if he would thwart a heart less seducer, to Le at an indicated spot in the Bois next day at 1 p. m. and keep an eye on hi3 wife. Next day he has a pleasant day's shooting ail to himself. On the Hampshire coast of England the wild Sea Kale is made to yield a revenue to the industrious cottagers. The plants are covered in the autumn With sea gravel, or shingle, as it is called, and in March the heads are from six to nine inches in length, fresh and succulent, and said to be far more deli cate than that forced with manure in tha usuai way, which we can readily be.ieve. The matter is attracting con siderable attention on the sea coast, wl:er beach exists above higa water; mark. It is notorious that at certain periods hydrophobia has ravaged entire dis tricts with an almost unaccountable virulence. In the year 1S63 the Regis trar General for England report. d no fewer than thirty-six deaths from thi3 fatal malady. In 1S71 two packs of hounds the Quorn and Albrightou were decimated by the pestilence. There is a mass of evidence to show that, like cholera, or plague, or any other grave disease, hydrophobia re cars at stated intervals. lhe inventor of the telephone la, T is rumored, at work upon a new in stiument. It is a contrivance which can be applied to street organs, hurdy gurdies, German bands, and pianos out of tune. It will collect the sounds and convey them noiselessly away to com mons and other waste places, or out to sea; and there the objectionable music will disperse harmlessly. This is a better idea than the telephone, and as soon as the inventor can get it to work he ought to secure a large sale. Judy. Every year witnesses curions sanci showers in China, when there i3 neith er cloud nor fog in the sky. The sun is sc;ircely visible looking very much as when seen through smoked glass. The sand penetrates houses, reaching ar artments which seem securely closed. It is supposed to bo carried by whirl wi.ids from the great desert of Gobi an-1 the 3torm3 are indicative of a yew of large fertility. A gentleman presents Himself at the bureau of the Exposition, and gays to tha clerk, "I want to exhibit mv wife." "Your wife?" says the stupified clerk; "your wifel Why?" "Because, sir, she is a model woman; one that has never given her" husband cause for jeal ousy; as faithrul and kind as ten old acg Trays." "Sure of it!" "I w;ll swear it, sir." "Then it's you ttat ought to be put on exhibition." "See, Mamma!" exclaimed a littlo one, as Fuss, with arching spine and elevated rudder, strutted around che (a! le; "see, Kitty's eat so much she cau't shut her tail down." Young Folks' Corner. Original or Pt;Iectcd contribntiocs for the "Young Folk's Corner" are solicited from our your.ij read ers, and also from peeb of our cider rt-auers as have not forgotten ll.ut they were once younir peo ple. The answers must aiw ays accompany rn-b-lciis, Enigma:, Charade;, Ac, together wi-h the re .1 name of the writer, not tor pnbiic&iion, hat to ' the nrivute information of the editor. tf POETICAL ENIGMA—No. 1. I am Cflmpo-eU of 10 letters. My 1st is m jump, but not in rnn. My 2d is iu moou, but not in sun, My 3d is in hish, hut not in low. My 4ih is in hiipiuu.-s, but not in woe, My 5rh is in ak, but not iu receive, My tith is in arrive, bnt not in leave, My 7th ia in trouMe, but not in joy. My Sth is in anibnh, but not in decoy, My ft h is iu skunk, but not in 'coon, My I"ih is iu early, but not in soon. My whole's a member of the cott Dragoons. O. POETICAL ENIGMA—No. 2. I am composed of 2"- letters. My 1st is iu town, but not in village. My 2d is in out, but not in piilaue, My ud is in more, but not in never, My 4th is in Nile, but not in river, My .K.tU is iu eif, but not in sin. My Cth is iu eibe, bnt not in tin. My 7th is iu saw, bnt not In match. My Sth is in own, but not iu scratch, My tith is in ijnat, bnt not in fly, My lorhis iuut, hut not iu shy. My 1 lth is in near, but uot in c!cvp-, My 1-tii is iu dumb, but uot in sever, My liiih is in man. hut not in nice. My 14th is iu r.txa, bur not in dice, My IMIi is in numb, but not in dove, My lith is iu ak, but not in love. My 17th is iu pie. but not in wheat. My Wh is iu apph but not in cuear. My IdrU is in tippl-T. bnt not in drink, M y -"th is in tatr ier, but not in sink, My 21st is iu ox. but not in eart. My 2-d is in nor, but nut iu part. My whol- is tue name .f a lady and jrmlemau re.-idiu near Hillsboro, Chio. CC'L'NTKY J. POETICAL ENIGMA—No. 3. I am composed of IT My t-r is in ia;n;i, hut not in wick, Mv 2 i is in river, but not iu creek, Mv 3d i in b'-ll. but c-t in riivj-. My 4th is iu htv, but not in sum;, M v "i h is in churl, bi;t not in clown. My tith is in d'-ir. also iu hound. My Trh is in w ater, also in well. My sth is in scent, t-ut not in smell, My ath is in ju, but not in rr.ir, .y luth is in whisky, but not in mr.ir. My l'.'h is in thumb, b;it uot iu linger, My 12th is in washer, alto iu wringer. My Uth is in run, also in lirirer, My I4ih in iil, but n-t in better. My l'.th is iu bulMoir. hut not in fetter, My l3li is in litrht, but not in dark, M V 1 7th is in sera: eh, i ut r ot in mark, M v whole forms the names of a voim-; lady liv iv.Z near Hiilsboro, aud a youujj gentleman r-sid-iu' n-ar S imantLa. BIIiD. I'alias, O. ENIGMA. I am composed of lo letter?. Mv 1, 2, 7. i? a:i auirpd. My ti.'j, i", 7, most nirds have. My 1, 2, :t, 7, is a vchioe. My 4, ;( is a place where hoirs are k-'pf. My I, 2, 9, 4. h, 7, is a hind ot eoveri:iL'. Achtssot mechanics expresses my t'."t(. fciamauitia, O. N'OV'K'E. ENIGMA. WORD SQUARE. 1. Fri-id. 2, Otie of the U. :i, A sti'im; or estci.sio 4, One who does any:!; l.vniion, i. SHADOW. CONUNDRUMS. i j I t j j Whv is a ror.ch sea like a piece of rontton ? Be- "ehop. see , rough cea Wi a hur?e? W hen it What word mnv be pronounced jUick'r ny aMd- in' one sv'lablc to it ? 'i lick. 'W hafurrnu raiiks hijjhtt in your mark-d T" y Minnesota man askd nn Iowan. "Corn," re- ded the liawkeye; "noUnus ranks above a ker I el." Answers to "Youmr Folks' Corner" of Sept. 19 : To Triangular Word - FAl,T.rT AMM-tNIA LKMIKL THAT ASA KF F To Pott-cal Eui-ma No. J. Isaac Hartman and M iry Hanett. T I'oeiual Enigma No. 2. I 'Uk. y. To Kni'ina No. 1. I emv. To tiob-:ua No. 2. fcalhe M. Cow;i;i Blanche C. Uoads. I riudc One takes the dish rvith Uie c.