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J, gro to rr7o S0P-L Ijargest Stock, to Select From ixx Iilll303o; IMUM Il HII Site gigitlitml glctrs. c; lULIABUKOI GII. OI1SO. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1879. Town and Country. E. L. BOARDMAN, LOCAL EDITOR Frank Hughes was locked up for drunk enness last Saturday aud fined 8.1 :0. The boys were skating on the ponds last Saturday. Webwe neglected to no'ice that Mr. Wm. Barrsre is employed ou the narrow gauge as Express Messenger. Wra. Cooper has yiven up driving the Adams Eiprees wagon, aud his place bus been taken by Arthur Lvie. The Ripley and Georgetown companies, of the 13th Regiment, were in the Grunt procession at Cincinnati, last Thursday. Agent Patterson says that the Adams Express Company, via narrow-gauge, if rioine a first-rate business. "Uncle" Frank Mullenix, of i,crryvi!K was the victim of a surprise party last Friday, and received a number of hue presents. Col. Bowen, of Columbus, the temper ance leotmvr and editor of the New Era, made the News iffice a pleasant call on Monday. Quarterly meeting was held at the M. E. church last Saturday and Sunday, preaching by Kev. L. F. Vancleve, Pre siding Eider. Mrs. Sweaiingen, wife of Jas. Swearin gen, who lives on North West street, died last Monday morning of consumption, after a lingering illness. Hon. J ao. A. Smith and L ine Sloane, E q were the only H.llsboroites in at tendance at the Grant banquet at the Grand Hotel, last Thursday evening. Mr. Aaron Creed, who lives south-east of town, on the Belfast pike, lost a little three-year old girl of diphtheria, last Sun day. Bainbridge Chronicle: "Capt. Andy Barry, of Hillsboro, ia devoting his en gineering abilities to the construction of the Springfield Southern Railroad." Messrs. De Brain, Harman and llarwood, of the 13th Regiment Band, took in the Grant reception at Cincinnati last week, assisting the Georgetown Band, which was n the procession. Sunday was the most disagreeable day we have had this season. The rain pour ed down all day long, freezing as it fell, the wind blew a gale, and people generally were glad to stST at home by the fire. Mrs. Coleman Selph, who lived about five miles north of town, died Jast Monday, of cancer, and was buried in our cemetery to-day (Tuesday). She was born in Marc.:, 1801, and was an old resident. The narrow-gauge engine froze up last Friday night, and the morning trdn did not leave in time Saturday to make con nection with the C. & E. train for Cincin nati. Marshal McConnaughey'a w ife is lying quite ill, and the Marsha! is off duty. His place is filled by Policeman Willett, and Marshal McConnaughey has employed Mr. "VYm. Reeves as night police. Col. E. P. Findley, formerly editor of the Xenia Gazette, has given tip the quill and gone into the lecture held. Cd F. married Miss Nelson, of Xenia, former ly of this city. Mr. Edward Greathouse, aged 19 years, on of Mr. Isaac Greathouse, died at his father's residence, on Beeh street, at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, of consumption. He had been sick several month", and was buried on Monday at New Market. We met Sand. Sh .ok, whose w ife was stole o a f.)W "weeks since, on the street Monday, and asked him if there were any new developments in the case. I!e re plied that we would be obliged to wait un til Court. His w ife has returned to him. Mr. A. Tolliver, teacher of the L esbu'-g colored school, was granted a certificate for six months, at the last meeting of the Board of Examiners, although his name did not appear in the published list. The certificate was not issued until after the list was made out, which caused the omis sion. The Public Examination of the Union Schools lakes place this week. Tney will commence on Wednesday morning and con tinue Thursday and Friday. The schools ..loo. n,i F rirluv. and the next term will commence on Monday, Dec. 19, 179. A. holiday will be given on New Year's day, Jan. 1st, 18S0. Ross County Register: "Highland coun ty will please accept thanks for coming up ro gallantly in behalf of Col. Entrekin. When occasion offers to return the favor. Highland's draft on Ross will be honored." We will cai! on Ross to honor our draft next fall, to the tune of about 300 majori ty for our Congressional candidate. Spencer Penn, who, in company vrnh Jno. Jones, committed the famous Klutz robbery, near Bainbridge last winter, a full account of which was published in the News, was tried and convicted at Chillicotbe last week and sentenced to three years in the Penitentiary. Jones escaped from jail a few months since, and is still at large. The following was sent to the Ross County Register last week by our towns man, Capt. V. E. Evans, just after the election: "Hurrah for the "Iiiiie-Eed Boy of Destiny!" I move that bis election made unanimous. All in favor of the motion say aye. Carried." The Register heads the dispatch, "Great Lacai.-,'. How Good Tbey Feel." Al. Trimble, colored, got into a row the Buckeye saloon Saturday night, and was pitched out on the pavement, where he was gathered iu by the police, or dis orderly conduct. He slipped out of his coat and tried to run away, but was collar ed by special Policeman Reeves and la on his back. Trimble is one of the "best men" in town, but. he is a baby in Reeves' hands. At a regular conclave of Highland dm mandery, No. 31, K. T., for I, c tuK r, the following officers were installed, viz: Sir "Wra. M. Meek, Em. Commander ; Sir Win. E. Evans, Generaalissimo; Sir John Mat thews, Captain-General ; Mr John M. Bar rere, Prelate; Sir Win. Hoyt, Senior War den; Sir Erskine Carson, Junior Warden; Sir O. S. Price, Treasurer ; Sir John Higgins, Recorder; Sir P. II. Work, Stand ard Bearer; Sir Cotton Mather, Sword Bearer; Sir F. J. Picard, Warder; James B. Iiowe, Sentinel; Sir Knight F. Vancleve, R. E G. P. and representing the Grand Commander, officiating. Regu lar meeting seco.ii Tuur-Jay after full moon ia t-CaVJaoutb. Sign the petition for Local Option. Sae your money for the "Loan Exhibi tion.'" Another Supplement this week, filled with nteresting reading matter. Mr V. T. Bowers advertises his holiday goinb in this weeks' Nkws. Call aud see them. The prospects are that we. will have some ensational news next week, in re gard to our beloved narrow-gauge. Dei nis Lynch is home from the Peniten tiary. He got 60 days off his time for ! good oehaviur. Th( Temperance ' boom is toe town talk, i nd there is a strong determination to shi t up the saloons. Me tings will be held at the Temper ance Tdl to-night (Tuesday), and Friday night. Attend them by ull means. Hoin are selling in this city to-day, Tubs lay) at $4 2.1, gross, with a slow marki t. We omit our usual market tables this we. k, there being no material change in prices since last week. It i reported th.it dpt. Geo. Boyce will be Sheriff Long's Deputy. He would make a g od one. Ele: nor Belford, a young girl about 19 years ..Id, formerly of this city, who lived at Mr. C. S. Bell's, died on Monday of last week, at Salina, Mo., of coi. sumption. Barristers Newby and Higgins, who are lodging at Mr. J. C. Gregg's residence dur ing his absence, were serenaded by the colored orchestra Monday night. Tuesday of next week is the sixth anni versary cf the Crusade, which will be ob served by the Temperance Ladies at their Hall. See notice in another column. Reorder J. II. Keech was the 17,819th victim of a surprise party Monday night, on the occasion of his birthday. About 4." persons were present. Kiebards & Bro., the enterprising, go uhead dry goods merchants, are out whh a fl iming new "ad" in t'jiB issue. They cairy a very large stock, and sell low down for cah. " The-e is splendid bkating on Barrere's pond, on Southern Avenue, as we go to press -o-day (Tuesday), but before this item "is read the ducks may be enjoying fine swimming in the pond. An Old Citizen Gone. Mrs Catharine Mullenix, who lived about 2 niiles south of town, wife of Nathan Mullenix, deceased, died last Sunday even ing, of general debility. She was 89 years of age, ai d an old citizen of the county. A Mammoth Tooth. Jno. Nunn wan in town lasfc weekexhib iting a mammoth tooth, w hich he found on Little Ro -k, a branch of Clearcreek, about 4 miles north of town. The tooth weighed 2J pounds, and was six inches long. It is suppored to be a mastodon's tooth. Exhibition Drill. The Scott Dragoons will give an exhi bition drill in their ai.iry at City Hall, next 1 riday evening, to whic tlie cublit are cordially invited. The 13tb Jg tuent l and will furnish the music, and the occas.it n will no doubt be a pleasant one. Exhibition Drill. Dedication of the I. O. O. F. Hall at Baford. Buford. i On Tuesday evening, Dec. 30th, the new Hall o" the I. O. O. F. at Buford, will be dedicated with approoiate ceremonies. A festiva' w ill be held, and an address deliv ered b Rev. W. D. Moore. The public are cordially invited. Santa Claus Operetta. We 1 nderstaad that the Sunday School of the 3ip'ist church, with the isistauo of som others, are preparing to give a tir.md r-anta Claus Operetta in Town Hall, on Monday eVe.;iiug,.Djo. 29th, the object of which is to fi dsn paying for iheii church organ. We hope it will prove a niceess Furtherpaniculurs will be given ext week. Colored Revival. The colored church has been holding a protracted meeting under 'he auspices of Rev. B. M. Carson, if Hillsboro, for the past three or fiur weeks, ::t the school house near the Quaker Meeting House. L'p to last Sunday there had been three conversions, and a number were at the altar, seeking conversion, the subscription for their new church is progressing favorably. OFF FOR COLUMBUS. Murphin Starts for the Penitentiary. To morrow morning, (Wednesday), imon Murphin will start for the Peniten" tiary, the record which respited his sen tence until the second of February, having been changed by agreement of counsel. If the Supreme Court decides against him he wili have served that much of his time, tie wil ..probably get CO days off for good behavi ir, and be released in 10 months. Fair and Festival. The Lad es of the Wtsleyan Methodist S inday School wili holi a Fair and Festl vdat he City II 11, on Christmas Eve. for the purpose of raising funds to pur chase books for their Library. B aoks art much needed, and we hope all who art culled upon for Contributions will assist. Admission 10 cts., for which tickets will lie issued at the door, entitling the holder to one cup coffee, light rolls, &c. Children under K) years, 5 cents. All friends of the scl otd are invited. The Festival will be continued on Sat urday . vening, Dec. 27th, for the benefit f the Church. EGG-STEALING. Bound Over to Court. at d y a boy years lives about 5 miles cast of town, on Fall creek, md a son of Henry Simpson, was up in Police Court last Monday, on charge of stealing eggs, preferred by James Shook who liyes about three miles north of towi, on the Samantha pike. Shook claims that Simpson stole seven dtizen eggs fnm his barn w hile working for him on or ibout the 17th day of last April valued at 1,75. The preliminary exami nation resulted in Simpson being bound over to Court in the sum of $ 50. Temperance Anniversary Day. W. Sir L. The "Jod of December having been set apart as an "Anniversary Day" by the 'Woman's National C. T. U." to be observ ed throughout the L'uited States, the "IlilUhoro Union," with thanksgiving for what God hath already performed, and c:.mi;s prayer for still greater manifesta lions of Ilis power, propose holding after noon and evening services in "Temperance Hall," on Tuesday next, Dec. 23d, begin ning a: 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and 7 in the evening. The-e meetings will be led by some the old Crusaders and veteran Murphies, All ar; most cordially invited. By -rder of the W. C. T. U. MRS. L12ZIJJ BKtVYNi eec'y, TEMPERANCE. THE INTEREST STILL IN THE INTEREST STILL IN CREASING. TWO ABLE ADDRESSES AT CITY HALL, BY COL. BOWEN, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO. a at of The Temperance meeting at City Hall last Sunday afternoon was quite large, in spite of the inclemency of the weather. It wai led by Rev. J. W. Shade, who, in his opening remarks, paid a compliment to the Hillsboro papers, for their firm and outsp iken stand in favor of Temperance. He bilieved the cause owed much of its succefS in our town and county to their in fluence. He was glad to see so large a turn-out on such a disagreeable day, showing the continued interest in the good cause. He then introduced Col. Bowen, of Columbus, editor of the "New Era," the Temperance paper recently started in that city, and which was noticed in our columns a week or two ago. Col. Bowen is a fine lookii g man, apparently about 40 years of age, and he soon proved himself a pleas ing, eloquent and forcible speaker, capa ble of holding the close attention of his audience, and frequently eliciting earnest applause. He commenced by saying he esteemed it a great honor and privilege to be permitted to raise his voice in behalf of Temperance in the town of Hillsboro, which he regarded as almost consecrated ground in the Temperance work. He spoke of the Crusade as a wonderful and noble effort of the Christian women of our town, inspired by divine power, and de signed, he had no doubt, t arouse the men to a sense of duty, and make them ashamed of their indifference to the great evils of intemperance. He declared him self in favor of Moral Suasion, Legal Suasion, and every form of attack upon the power of king Alcohol. He believed it to be the duty of all friends of Temper ance, of w halever name or shade of opinion, to unite at this time in one grand effort to push on the cause. "In union there is strength," and Temperance men and women must cease to differ and divide in regard to the best mode of promoting the success of the cause, aud all work heartily together if they would achieve success. He gave a brief sketch of his personal his tory, suiting that he was the sou of a Baptist minister, who had reared him carefully in religous principles, but unfortunately, ac cording to the custom of the times, kept intoxicating liquors in his house, and uffereu them to nis friends when visiting niin. The speaker learned to driuk occa sionally w hen a boy, and by the time he ii ad grown to manhood was in the habit of drinking whenever he felt like it, believ ing he could stop at any time he chose, and mver dreaming that he would become a slave to the habit. He earnestly warned ihe young men before him, not to fall into tne same fatal error, which well nigb proved his ruin. He couunued to driuk until at Zb he was wuat is called "a moderate uriuker," aud so kept on, autil at 35 he had oeoome. a confirmed drunkard, without iiiouey or friends, and almost hopelessly sunk in shame aud degradation. Provi aeiuiaiiy be was saved, and he attributed his .alvatiou almost directly to the influence of the women's crusade. For the last 3 years lie thanked God he had been a sober man, and earnestly laboring to reciaim ai feliow-meo, who, like himself, had fall en victim to the curse ot intemperance. ,Ie made an eloquent appeal to all pres ent who had not signed ttie pledge, to delay ioiug so no longer, and if there were any ho bad signed aud fallen, he entreated ,'iiem Lot to give up, but to make another effort to stand up in the dignity of mau nood, aud shake off the chains which bound .ue in. At the close of the meetla; it was an" louuced that Col. Boweu would speak again on Monday evening at tne Hall. On Monday night the Hall was filled, md the meeting was organized by appoinl ng Judge V. M. Meek Cuairman, and J. L. Boardman and J. W. Bridwell Secre aries. Col. Bowen then addressed the audience ior about half an hour, making an earnest and eloquent appeal for signers to the lurphy Pledge, and several came forward md signed. He then stated that he would low explain his special mission to Hills- ooro. i'or some lime pasi tne xemper- mce workers of Columbus and the adjoin- ng counties had been considering the ex pediency of calling a Mass State Conven tion of the friends of Temperance, of all he various organizations, to unite in a peti tion to the Legislature for a Local Option Liouor Law. When the letter ot our ownsman, Judge Thompson, appeared in the Cincinnati Gazette of Dec. 4th, they at once endorsed his arguments and his sug gestion for a State Convention on the basis mid down in his letter, and Col. Bowen letermined to come to Hillsboro, and tart the movement here, as being the most ippropriate place, on account ot tne widely known reputation of our town for its advanced Temperance sentiment. Col. Bowen here paid a high compliment to Judge Thompson, for his letter on Local Option, published in our last issue, and said that he believed the Judge must have been divinely inspired to write such a letter and assume the novel, yet Bound legal doctrines laid down in it in regard to the right of woman to a voice in the enforcement of a Local Option Liquor law. He then read the following resolu tions, and moved their adoption : Resolved. Bv the citizens of Hillsboro, representing the Christian aud Temper ance sentiment of all shades, that we heartily indorse the sentiments expressed oy Hon. Judge Thompson in his proposi tion for a Local Option Liquor Law, published in the Cincinnati Gazette ot Dec. 4, 1879, giving woman an equal right with man, either by petition or ballot, for ihe enlorcement ol said law; and Resi lved, I hat we will sign petitions to the General Assembly, asking for such a law; will urge our neighbors to do like wise; will give all possible aid in our power to such a movement, and will sustain tnese principles by voice and vole; aud Resolved, That we call on the people of Ohio, regardless of sect, persuasion, or party, to aid us in securing relief from the encroachments ol tne uquor power upon the moral, educational, political and re ligious institutions of the people. Resolved, That we fully endorse the Mass State Temperance Convention, and pledge Highland County to send a full ilelega ion of her citizens to attend the deliberations of said Convention. Rev.W. J. McSurely, of the Presbyte rian church, seconded the resolutions in few earnest and effective remarks, and was followed by Rev. James Kend all, of the M. E. church, who also heartily endorsed the resolutions, and urged their adoption. The resolutions were then unanimously adopted by a rising vote of the entire au dience. Petitions for the Local Option Liquor law were then circulated among the audi ence, and signed by many, and many oth ers came forward to the Secretaries' tables and signed them. The following is the form of the petition : MEMORIAL TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OHIO. IN FAVOR OF A LOCAL OI'TIOK LIQUOR LAW. The undersigned, citizens of Town hip, County, State of Ohio, over the sge of eighteen vears, would respectfully U....ut.!u Iwrlu ifr tttt lllCIUOl laU&C IUU1 OVJHVl.lilc wtj iui enactment of a Local Orara LicfcroB Law, without a clause allowing the priv ilege of the sale of intoxicating liquors as a beverage on the payment of taxes there for, but with a clause allowing the voice or vote of woman to be equal to that of man on the enforcement of such law, and with such other provisions as may be rec ommended by a Mass State Temperance Convention, assembled at Columbus in the month of January, A. D. 18S0. Col Bowen called upon Judge Thomp son to explain to the audience the precise meaning of the petition, especially as to his proposition to give woman a voice in the enforcement of a Local Option law. Judge Thompson responded, and in a few words very clearly explained, to the satis faction of ail present, that his proposition did not contemplate any movement for "woman suffrage," as commonly under stood, that is, to make woman a voter on all questions, but only to give her a right, either by ballot or petition, as the Legisla ture may direct, to express her wishes, for or against a law to aboli.di the traffic in intoxicating liquors as a beverage the same right as she now has and freely ex ercises, to express her wishes by petition for or against the construction of a turn pike. The Chair announced that 13G names had been signed to the petition. The Murphy Executive Committee were appointed a special committee, to attend to the circulation of the Local Option peti tions in all parts of the county. On motion of Col. Bowen, a vote of thanks was tendered to the press of Hills boro, for its firm stand in favor of Tem perance. Adopted unanimously, by a rising vote. (The .News acknowledges the compliment, and makes its best bow.) The meeting was a very interesting one, and continued to quite a late hour, and adjourned by singing the Doxology, and receiving the benediction, pronounced by Rev. J. W. Weatherby.' Col. Bowen leaves for Columbus this af ternoon, (Tuesday) and will immediately complete the necessary arrangements for holding a State Convention, according to the resolutions adopted. SOCIAL SCRAPS. NOTES, NEWS AND PERSONALS. Misses Josie Moyers and Josie Ban-are are visiting Mrs. T. L. Rogers, at New Vienna. Misses Minnie Cook and Ella Patterson spent Saturday and Sunday at "Green lawn," the guests of Miss Lizzie Nelson. Miss Nannie Mooney, of the Institute, spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at New Market. The Young Ladies' Sewing Society meets to-morrow (Wednesday) afternooni at Mrs. Harry Spargur's, South High street. Mr. James Reece Jr., the Messrs Ogle, and Mr. Grubbs, of the Register office, at Washington C. II., spent Sunday in this city. Miss Nellie Collins, of Southern Avenue, is visiting relatives at Dayton, O. Mr. Ed. Hart, of East Main street, en tertained a number of ladies and gentle men last Thursday evening, with a quiet social dance. There is a great deal of talk about amusements for the holidays, but as yet nothing definite has been decided upon, and unless something is done soon there will be no amusements at all. We will be glad to publish any announcement of so cial events for the holidays, if furnished us. Miss Annie Morrow, of Greenfield, is the guest of her cousin, Miss Minnie Morrow, on North High Street. There will be only one more issue of the NW3 this year, and for next week's paper we would like to publish a complete list of the 'adies or gentlemen who will receive Jsew Year's Calls. There has been some talk of the gentlemen keeping open house and receiving their lady friends, and if this plan is decided upon we will publish a list of the gentlemen who will receive. Announcements should be Bent in not la ter than next Monday noon. We solicit announcements from all the ladies and gentlemen in the city, not wishing to con fine them to any particular "set." The fancy fair and festival of the Young G'rls' Mission Band, held in the basement of the Presbyterian church last Friday evening, was well attended A fine assort ment of fancy articles were on sale, and with the refreshments the entertainment netted 53G.3C, a very good evening's work. Misses Alice Mayo aud Madge Fullerton, who have been visiting Miss Cora Patter son for a few weeks, have returned home. Miss Minnie Cook entertained a number of lady and gentlemen friends Monday evening, with a quiet rticial dance. The Institute closes for the holidays next Friday, and a vacation of two weeks. Most of the ladies will return to their hmes. Mr. Saml. Mason, of St. Joseph, Mo., and his brother, Mr.Wm. Mason, of Maysville, Ky., and Mrs. Rebecca Tedrick, of Galla tin, Mo., are visiting at the residence of their relative, Mr. Jos. Shafer, in Hamer tp. It is nearly fifty years since the Messrs. Mason have seen their sister, who is the mother of Mr. Shafer. The Glee Club was entertained last Thursday evening by Mrs. Yenie Dill. It will meet on Thursday evening of this week, at Mrs. Lon Iiulton's, West Walnut street. Col. Bowen was entertained during his stay here, by Mr. James W. Doggett. He lined with Judge Thompson to-day (Tues day), aud left on the 2 p. m. train for Co lumbus. Mrs. Buckner, of North High street, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Boyer, at Phila delphia, Pa. There will be a private dance in City Hall to-morrow, (Wednesday) evening, otten up by Mr. T. R. Callahan. Mibs E uma D iggett, of EiSt Walnut street, wdl give a party on Thursday even ing, the invitations for wLi.-h are already out. JANUARY COURT. Grand and Petit Juries for the Next Term. The next term of Court convenes on the 6th of January, and Clerk Ilughey has furnished us the names of the Grand and Petit Jurors, which were drawn last week : GRAND JURY. a Samuel T. Evans and Newton Holmes, Liberty township ; W. S. Winegar, W. W. Caldwell, Nelson Squire, Jas Gustin and W.J. Coffee, Madison ; H. F. Tedrick and P. M. Tedrick, Dodson ; James Hart and Mark Dove, Union ; Wm. S. Vance, New market ; Jordan Davis, Fairfield; David Edgington, Concord; J. W. Spargur, Brushcreek. PETIT JURY. J. W. Talterson, A. Manning, John A. Trimble and Jno. Arthur, Jr., Liberty; 11. F. Cox, Whiteoak ; John Armstrong, Concord ; D. C. Johnson, Penn ; J. R. Hughes, Marshall; Sampson Turley, Brush- creek ; Evan Good, Penn; John Dairy tu ple, Jackson ; Wm. W. Gall, Newmarket Mr. Jno. W. llarwood has an advertise ment in this week s JNews. ot his carriage manufactory aud rep.ir shop, on Nmh H gh strtel. Mr. Wm.Muiphv bus retired : ' fiom tie arm. WHISKEY'S WORK. MR. THOS. WILSON ROBBED OF $90 IN THE NOTORIOUS BUCKEYE SALOON. PROBABILITIES THAT THE THIEF WILL GO UNPUNISHED. Mr. Thou. Wilson, who lives about a mile and a half east of town, on the Chil licotbe pike, was robbed of a pocket-book containing about $90, last Thursday night, in the Buckeye saloon, on North High street. Wilson was intoxicated at the time, and the officers think the money was taken from his pocket by some of the loaf ers who usually infest such places. In order that no mistake might be made, a News reporter called at the Buckeye Sat urday morning and had a talk about the matter with the proprietors, J. II. West and Henry McIIugh. They stated that Wilson came into the saloon very drunk, about 6 o'clock in the evening, in company with John McConnaughey, of Newmarket, and exhibitod a purse, which seemed to be filled with money. McConnaughey made him put the purse in his pocket, and he shortly sank down on the floor in a stupor, when McConnaughey and West took him into the back room and sat him down on a chair by the stove. There were seveial parties in the room at the time, whose names we have in our posses sion, and it is tolerably certain that some of them got away with the money. After sitting on the chair some time, Wilson fell on the floor, where he remained until almost 9 o'clock, when he started to leave the place. The proprietors state that tiiey stopped him onhis way out, and asked him if he had his money, when he discovered that the purse and all had been stolen. The proprietors immediately went to Policeman Stevenson and informed him of the matter. He visited the saloon and searched it, but the wallet was not found, and has not turned up. The proprietors of the saloon state posi tively that Wilson did not take a drink there, and blame themselves for allowing him to come in there while intoxicated. Further comment is unnecessary. Our readers have the facts, and can draw their own conclusions, as we have ours. One thing is certain, and'that is, it will be a wholesome lesson to Mr. Wilson, but it has cost him a good round sum to learn it. There are generally a pack of wolves loafing about saloons and doggeries, who are only waiting for an opportunity to' fleece some one, and there are a great many such cases tb at never come to light at all. We hope the officers will succeed in fer reting out the perpetrators of the robbery, and that they will be severely punished. It is difficult, however, to get any reliable evidence, in a case of this kind, as it is hard to find any one who knows, or will admit that he knowB, anything about such matters. The officers say they are pretty well satisfied who got the money, but have not sufficient evidence to warrant their making an arrest. -I LOAN EXHIBITION. A NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE HOLIDAYS, TO PURCHASE AN ORGAN FOR THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Mr. Editor : New Year's week the ladies of the Presbyterian church will have a "Loan Exhibition" at Music Hall, which promises to be the event of the sea son. Many rare articles f interest will be on exhibition, and the admission will be so reasonable, that everybody will go. We hope our friends from the country will come in, as they can spend an hour or two verv profitably and be interested and in structed. There will be refreshments to suit the paiate of all, and during the even ings different entertainments given. It is expected that arrangements will be mde with our railroads so that half-fare trains will be run. As these "Loan Exhibitions" are becoming so popular everywhere, it is hoped that this will be well patronized during the four days and nights that it will be held, for it will be second only to the Grant "boom." S. A meeting to make arrangements was held at the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, and Miss Mame Buck, the Sec retary, has furnished us the following pro gramme : A "Loan Exhibition" will be held by the ladies of the Presbyterian church at Music Hail, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 30th, and continuing for four days and nights An entertainment will be given each even ing. Music will be furnished bv the Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. J. It. Cal luhan. Refreshments of all kinds will be provided. The following Executive Com mittees were appointed : Loan Mr3. Hixson, Mrs. Steel, Mrs, Pugsley. Refreshments Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Carson. On receiving and labeling articles Mrs. Stockton, Miss Kirby. Admission 25 cunts. Children 10 cents The proceeds of the entertainment will go towards purchasing a new organ for the church, and it is indeed a very laud able enterprise. The ladies of the church are doing everything in their power to raise money for that purpose, and we heartily wish them success. The entertain ment will be a novel one for Hillsboro, and under the direction of suck ladies as com pose the above Committees, we can assure the public it will be both interesting and instructive. The Grant Reception U Cincinnati last week was attended by S2 of our citizens, most of whom were dis appointed, and ashamed of the Queen City for not getting up a bigger ''boom The "triumphal arch" must have cost at least sixtv-five ceuts ! Tue M. C. Rail road sold 53 tickets and the Narrow-Gauge 24. HIGHLAND INSTITUTE. SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE FALL TERM. TERM. GRADES OF PUPILS WHO RECEIVED 20 AND UPWARDS. Below we give the grades of the scholars of the Highland Institute for the Fall term who received 90 and upwards, 100 beinj perfect: Seniors Misses A. Ramsay, 100; A Ewing, 100 ;C. Spring, Hi) 3-7 ; M. John son, 99 ; A. Murray, 96 2-7 ; E. Wolff, V. CoviiiL'ton. 95. Juniors Misses N. Mooney, 90 5-7 ; F Johnson, 99$; A. Pugsley, 99$; J. Creightou 99 3-10: E. G. GrandGirard, 97$; M. John son. 9t 1-7:-L. Murray. 94 3-7; M. Brid- well, 94; S. McCrea, 93; M. Janvier, G-ll: E. Goshorn. 901. Sophomores Mis es L. Semple, 97J; L, Nelson. 97: E. Brown. 904. Freshmen Misses N. Weimer, 99J; E Dovle. 9"1: E. Black. 94 2-5; L. Johnson. 93 b-7: J. Zane, 93: N. Collins, 90 5-7. Preparatory Misses L. B. Smith 100; J. Kirkpartrick, 95 5-9; E. McSurely, 94J; M. Roekhold, 93$. Primary Misses N. Spargur, 100; M. Ferris, 100; N. Pugslev, 100; N Trimble, 100; T. Trimble, 100; M. Armstrong, 100; B. Bridwell, 98; F. Mackev, 97; M. Brown, 94$; B. Patterson. 93; G Ken tier, 92 4-5. How can the world know a man has a good thing ii.tlrss he advertises poiwession ot it J CBi J 1H VAVBSB3UM. Home Correspondence. NEW MARKET. Fat hogs are all sold out in our town ship. Mrs. Arnett has been very sick, but is convalescing. Rev. I). Trichler and wife. Rev. J. C. Galbreath and wife, were the quests of Mrs. 1. L. Lemon Friday last. S. A. McConnaughey is one of th) hap piest of men. It is a girl weighing 11 pounds. Mr. Lindsey is adding beauty and com fort to his place by attaching a fine veran da. The teachers' meeting is held at Rev. J. G. Galbreath's residence, on Friday nights. D. Carson was ab.-ent last Thursday at Cincinnati, consequently there was no prayer-meeting that nighk. We atten.led the lecture given by Mr. Lewis Gihler last Sahbath night. A large audience was present, and deep interest was manifested. Mr. John Mahanes has been turning up the sod rapidly the past week. Our school is in a flourishing condition, under the instruction of 14. C. Vance. Miss Oilie Gihler has returned home from the West. There was a social at James Van Win kle's on Saturday night last and a jolly time was had. Dr. H. Whisler is having a green-house constructed, which when completed, will he quite stylish. The boys of our town, and some of the country boys, had an interesting game of ball Saturday. The result was both par ties beat. Mr. John Boroman and sister, of Ham ilton, Butler county, are vUiting friends and relatives in this vicinity. Mr. Horace Kirkpatrick, who has been a regular border at the liarrere Hotel the past monih, left for North Liberty Satur day. The Baptists will give a grand concert at their church on Christmas night. A. C. LEESBURG. At the election held on the Cth inst. the Republicans were ahead of the Demo crats more than 4 to 1 in this township. No other township in the county can say as much. Some one says "the Devil owes Leesburg a grudge and is paying it off in thieves." A Vigilance Committee might be of some service at this time. We feel hopeful that the Local Option Law will soon come to our rescue. Mrs. John Starn died on last Thursday night very suddenly and unexpectedly, ol heart disease. She had been as well as usual, we learn, and it was not known that there was any trouble with her until she had fallen prostrate and lifeless. &REWS. SINKING SPRINGS. Francis Whitten died recently, and was buried in our cemetery. He was from the Soldier's Home at Dayton, and aged 70 years. P. N. Wickerham is absent at the Queen city for winter supplies of merchandise. Hogs (fat and stock) are about all sold at prices ranging from $3 to $4, gross. Elijah Lrum and family have removed to paidingCo. O. Thomas Davis, who moved to Mo., several years since, has returned and lo cated near Galena, O. The latest S. S. sensation, was on the night of the sixth, at the residence of VV. O. Byrd. Nothing of the kind ever consum mated or perpetrated in this staid strong hold of Methodism. A masquerade and grand supper to the gents, who were taken by surprise, bv the enterprise aud gener osity ot our ladies. JUSEPUAW. MOURYTOWN. The election passed off quietlv, in fact we thought it would go by default unli about 11 o'clock, when ihe dry bones ot the Democracy began to shake, aud the way they hustled us was a stn. We thought Ihey were all dead, but 'tis a livelv corpse vet, as the vole shows. Ihe fact is, some of our Republicans never vote unless they are pretty sure lightning is going to strike in tkeir vicinity. I In vote was 9(5 Democratic majority, whicl we charge to Abe Mowrv, as he waked the corpse. Hurrah or our side, anv how. We were pleased to see regiilur trains running on the o: M. Ky. the past week. but fear thev will not Continue unless there i- considerable work done by way of ballast ing and cleaning out ditches. Friend Coyne can come as near running a train on twi streaks of iron rust as anv man I ever saw and we have large faith in hisahility. bi: Ion t like to keep said Iaith on a strain all the time. We in these parts think, if the present management can't put the thin; qnare.v on Us legs, they had better lei somebody have it that can. 'Tis consider able of an elephant, and we seem to be oui of nv. It strikes us if the managers ol the Hillsboro end of the road had been building the Cincinnati Southern, it would have taken them vv'J vears f Farmers busy huking corn, which light. Wheat looking better. Potatoe.- were badly frozen. Hogs about all Sold at from .$3 to $4.50 gross, dumber short. tobacco a good crop, and but little damaged by houseburn or frost. Some body ought to buv tobacco at Mowrytown lhereis money in it. A large crop will go out next spring. 1 lie wrong end ot the nig boom hit our old friend, Lewis McQunty, a short time ago; result, on assignment, m. Kuhl assignee. Mc. has alwavs been a bard working, reliable man, and if his credi tors show him a little mercy, he will come out even. L. i . Ii. BUFORD. Hurrah for old Clay, the banner town hip! She still "holds the fort!" 42 ma jority for Foster in October, and 64 majori tv lor bntrekin in December. Ihe good looking Chairman of the Dem. Cen. Com mittee doubtless thought he was playing nice utile game with his mnubac; campaign But those 13i silent little messages, sen to the 137 Clav Township Democrats didn't result in anything to brag of. was expected that every recipient of one of those little documents would leel highly honored upon receiving a personal appeal from the Central Committee, thai thev would stick their ticket in their vest pockets, and silently slip into Buford and slvly slip their ballots into the ballot-box and quietly return to tneir nomes, am thus steal a march upon the unsuspecting Reoubiicans. who. seeing no slir in the Democraticcamp, would concludethat they were supinely Ivmg upon their oars, careless and unconcerned as if they in tended to let the election goby default, and thus the Republicans would think it nil necefsarv to make anv extra exertion -i e t out their voters. But "the best-lai. nians" of Democratic Commit ees gang .ft agb e," for unfortunately some of these little documents were sent to men who d not always vote the Democratic ticket. an thus the cat was let out of the wallet I hereby creatine a commotion in the Re ..nl.Hi.oi cinin nnd in the language that old wheel-horse of Clay Townshi; Democracy, the patriarch Isaac, "de Col lins gdloped over de township like .rrevhonnd. nostin de 'publicans. Ht better stav at home and tend to his bis ness" Oh ves, friend Ike, that would have been prv nice arrangement for the Democra if 'the " tniblicans" had let them had ull their own wav. but whenever the Democrats have an election Clay Town ship Republicans turn out and help them a little, for thev like to oe neignuoriy Next fall we will help them ein. EN TRY CAN. NEW LEXINGTON. Hog- in this neighborhood are about all sold, at prices ranging from $3.25 to $4.50 gros. ("oal still scarce, but only worth 13 cents. Mr. Thus. Craven has been quite sick for more than a week. M iss Amanda E. Tliornburg, of New Petersburg, returned home last Friday. after a two weeks visit among relatives ibis nlace. Miss Emeline McPhers'on was the gues of Miss Etta Smithson last week. Mr. John Woodmansee was made one the happiest men last Sunday morning week that ever trod the suu. it is bov ! The New Lexington Union School gliding along as smoothly as it always does, under the management of Prof. D. S. Fer guson nnd his assistants. Preparations arc being made to have entertainment at the school-house Christmas eve, by the scholars. Owing to a misunderstanding the Odd Fellows' social wns put off until Saturday evening, Dec. 2ih. Mr. Jos ph Colin paul our town a flying visit l-st week. A stock company has been raised and IsWijht cm of flalcW. put?at Itle. hocest, and have run it from town to the E. R. depot, which is a half mile distant. It works well. We also have one from S. E. Ilixson's harness shop to the livery stable, a distance of about 50 yards. As winter approaches, chickens are dis appearing rapidly from their roosts. Sev eral citizens lost nearly all their chickens. Farmers are busy cribbing corn. Mr. Jas. Bennett has removed bis shoe shop to New Vienna. J. Bryant and J. R. Tate, who were ar rested for stealing hogs, had their trial last Thursday, before Eq. Kelly, and were found not guilty. R. E. PUBLIC. GREENFIELD. a of il Davis Lodge, A. O. L W. No. 65, will elect officers next Friday evening, at their hall, corner of -Main and 5ih streets. Dr. L. B Tyson, of Kenton, O., spen last Saturday and Suuday with friends and relatives at this place. Mr. Sam Caldwell has sufficiently re covered to be able to spend part of his lime in town. The noted singer, Philip Phillips, will give an "Evening of Song" at this place, n the evening of January oth. His repu tation is sufficient to draw a large house. That young gentleman who made off with a pair of boxing gloves, belonging to the Gymnasium, will save trouble and ex posure by returning them. Mr. Robert Lavery, an esteemed resident farmer of Ross county, died at his home last Inursday night, of heart-disease. lie was buried Saturday in the Washington street cemetery. Mr. Slater is now the night-lightning- jerker in the M. & C. office. The former operator, Martin McDermott, is doing day work. Is Wm. Keys, of Bethesda, Ross county, the correspondent for the Chief from that thriving place? stond tip dliam I There is no serious harm being done. About 35 persons from this place attend ed the Grant Reception at Cincinnati last Ihursday. Alter some of them had been in thecity a few hours, they felt like big ger men than drant ever was. Wm. Holmes, a workman emploved a Rucker'8 lime-kiln, was severely burned last Saturday, by a lot of hot coals fallingi n him. He suffered most of his injuries bout the face, shoulder and arms. His shirt was burned from his back. The citizens of Main street are now be ginning to clamor for street lamps. It does seem a little singular that a street which is traveled thrice over what vv ash- ngton street is, does not have this im provement. The remains of Mrs. John Starn, who lied suddenly from heart-disease at her home in Leesburg, last Thursday night, were brought to this place Saturday for interment. She was buried in the Wash ington street cemetery, by the side of her mother. The work of altering the Springfield Southern from a narrow to a standard gauue, was completed to this place last Wednesday night, ihe workmen were allowed a rest until Monday morning, when the work was resumed on the South- ern end, towards Jackson. Mr Charles R. Gerken has superceded Mr. Geo. W. Thurston, as superintendent f the Greenfield coal yard at tne M. S C. depot. Charley says he will make things uiim.andwe rather think he wul. His well-known business qualifications are a -ufficient gaurantee that the coal business will not lag in his hands. The editor of the Chief has positively gotten off a "funny piece." It is so good hat we give it to the world through the News. Here it is: Wonder how many of the V. A. Grant's that were in Cincinnati on the 1 1 th instant. lo see the General, claimed relationship with him." Correct answers to this puzzle are wanted. Prize, a chromo. Mr. Geo. W. Sellers, one of the oldest ind best-known citizens of this place, died at hi- residence on ti ist Main street, on fond.iy eveuing of last week, at 10 o'clock. His remains were buried in the Washing- on street cemetery, Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. He was a man among men, ind as an upright, honest-dealing citizen, as respected by all who knew him. The past two weeks have been noticeable for the way the death list has grown. l'here had been verv few during the sum mer and fall, bnt about the first of this month, the grim m inster commenced his harvest. A singular fact, and one that has been much commented upon is, that the majority of deaths have been caused by heart-disease, there has also Deen con siderable fever, mostly of the malarial type. It is a singular fact, that when the S. J. &. P. narrow-gauge was built, its advo cates were loud in their praises ot the vard-wide gausre, and louder in their con demnation of the compromise gauge, which they characterized as a lraud and a de lusion. Nothing but a narrow-gauge would do. and thev wouldn't have any other, no, not if it was handed them on a silver spoon. All this has changed, lwo years was enough to convince them that ihey were wrong. The following have been elected officers of the Springfield Southern Railroad William X. Whileley, Jerome Fassler, Oliver S. Kelley, H. L. Chapman, Ceorge il. Frev. Amos Whiceley, A. S. Bnshnell, B. II. Warder. The Board organized by electing W. N. Whiteley, President; H. L. Chapman, Vice President ; G. A. Barnes, Secretary; Amos Whitelv, Treasurer. With the exception of Mr. W. W. Bell and Jas. Purcell, it's the same old gang. It's nice hand to draw to if you want to lose. Last Snnday was an excellent day to de termine how many Christian, church-going people there are in this plice and vicinity, and if the turnout at all the church-s can ha taken as a criterion, there are just about enough to save the town, if it wa put to the same test as ancient Sodom During S dnrday night a perfect glaze ot -leet covered the ground, and what made it worse it froze with the slick side np, bich rendered pedestrianism a difficult j .b. Sunday morning a warm rain set in, this, together with the slmdi, made the day jnst about the mot di-agre-able we d ive had for some time. This, therefore, hemanded a considerable amount of faith iu those who atteuded divine services. On Monday morning of l ist week, the -ection men on the Springfield Souiberu roud started out for work, riding on hand-cur. They were also pushing a truck, n which was a carpenter l y the name of Geo Bevington. A few miles out, the uuek escaped from the ctr, aud rau down gmde, stopping at the level. The band--ar came against it with more violence ihan was p:.-ibly necessary, giving ' ternfij buaip. Bevingtou was kuocked backward, falling with his head in the jearmg of the cur. It was badly cut a d nangl (I, (his head, not the gearing), an us noe was also m stled. At last sec Ulits ,e was better, and will be out iu the ..ourse of a week. The only evil we can see resulting from the advent of good times, is the opportu ni.y il oilerH ior those fearful domestic terrors nirprie parties. They are now raging throughout the surrounding coun try, with a violence that is positively alarming. The disease seems to be as con tagious as the mumps or chicken-pox. Pa raded in the columns of the local paper, they appear nice and pleasant enough, but little does the general reader know of the terror and di-may left in the household of it family, who have been the victims oi one these marauding, carpet-destroying, chair-breaking hands of voracious friends;?) It there is any man that can go through a surprise party without saying "cuss words," we want to see him. He is phenomenon. And now, dear reader, never have a surprise party. If you get the least inkling of the fact that you are to be a victim, light out, "vamoose the ranche," and take your family along. GIBSON. DODSONVILLE. of a is an on Bill Lucas met us on the street Wednes day morning smiling, and when near enough he whispered in our ear, "Il'9 boy." James Nolder, our medicine man, has moved bis family to Westboro. Father Pulse has been confined to his room for several days past with Erysipelas, lie is reported improving, however. About 1U0 of the friends of Geo.El!is gave himasurpri.se last Saturday, it be ing Iiis birthday. Ross Wise, met with a serious aeeideirt last Friday, by being fcic!ed by a horse bursting his knee-cap. On Monday night Samuel William-", living "n Thomas Spilker's farm, awi and discovered his house on firt. lie sue- reeded in getting his family and most Ja huiist-old otj- out, but. tins Lnidi-g was an entire loss. No insurance. We are again compelled to chronicle another disgusting drunken row at vieg ner's den. Last Friday evening, a dozen or more met there, and after imbibing freely of the vilest of corn juice, Thomas Stroup and Alex. Starr got into a quarrel in the house, and beer mujja were passed lively, smashing a window and frighten ing the women and children who ran into the street, screaming. We are informed that the nextGrand Jury will be furnished a fine list of names, and will have achange of base from Brushcreek to Dodson town ship. WHITTLE R." SCHOOL REPORT. for the month ending Dec 12, in District No. 2, Dodson tp. : Cl. A- Gusiavus Shafer 79, Walter Barber 73, Stanley .Marsh 78. Hurrv Con rard 70, Charlie C'onrard o.J, Johnson Sirnnp 75, Charlie Lit'le 82, Henry Stroup 81, Ed ward Wnlker Marv Of giu r To, Kmma' Pulse 1.9, Eva Pulse 74", Lulu Marsh 74, George Williams 79, Manasseh Stroup 69. F Class B Gustavns Buller 74, Daniel Shafer 77, George Barber 77, Roller! Fonch 74. Frankie C onrard 80, alter Pulne 81, Turner Strou p 09, Jesse Str-oip bli, Anna Stroup 74. Emma Gegner 68. Electa Pulse 76, Emma Miller 63, Lewis Egelhoff 69. Class C Frankie Barber 82, Charlie Barber 80. Emma Little 80, George Ore baugh 7S, John Heinzelman 03. A. J. OREBAUGH, Teacher. NEW VIENNA. ' : a Ad am Payne is the happy father of another girl. A few more street lamps and our streets will be well lighted. Bennett, the shoemaker, now holds forth in Murphy's harnessshop. A number of our citizens took in the Grant "show" at Cincinnati last week. Mrs. Mttie Skii.nings is reported sick, at her father's. Isdih Hddebraut. The "boom" in the hog trade is not quite as bi as it has been. Very near all tue hogs have been shipped. Mr. Pulse, of Lynchburg, was the guest of C. F Irons on Monday. Mrs. Dr. Wire, of Wilmington, spent part of last week with her sister, Mrs. Dr. C'onard. The Xews of last week was somewhat soiled, from being thrown from the mail car into the mud and water. lir.oev .ngie starts ior the u est in a few days, where he expects to spend some time with friends and relatives. Samuel DeLa, formerly connected with the Register, is now on the editorial staff of the Blanchester Press. School will be suspended from Friday next to Jauuary 5th, a vacation of two weeks. On Friday night some thief entered John Hines' stable, and took h:s horse, saddle, bridle and part of his harness. Miss Frankie Smith has been reemployed as teacher in the Highland Female In stitute at Hillsboro. E. R. Scoville, our night R. R. agent, went to Bellefontaine last Suuday, to attend court. ''Cuig. Nordyke and bis wife will soon go to housekeeping in Mrs. Miller's house, on West strtet. Mr. and Mrs. Maddox, of Eaton, Ohio, have been visiting W. B. Livezey aud lady for ti e past week. Mrs Am a F Brown, teacher in the first intermediate department of our public schools, has .leen quuesick. Mi.-s Bertha Lewis tilleu the vacancy. (.'has. Cox, aa eiuployr e of the M AC. It. K., and formcrh of t nis pi icj, had a nud bdly mashed while coupling cars al Bl I'lcieser l ist week. Weekly changes are in order at the de pot. Win. Townsend has been installed as assistant, Frank Greathouse re:irin to active life on the farm. The latest report from surprise parties by "telegraph" is that there w:;s one given at II. Hiidehrant's on last Thursday, it being his 5olh birthday. The select hop last week was a success. A grand time was had, a good number were in attendance and tripped "the light fantastic" till a bite hour. It is the general opinion that the Regis ter is a thing of the past. No press lias put in an appearance yet and in all proba bility never will. Another paper is rumor ed if the Register does not start. Frank Gordon, one of our town boys, who has been an employee of the M. & C. R. R. for some rime, has accepted a posi lion aa express messenger on the O. i M. road. A new telegraph line will soon be one of the many improvements ol our city. Lie poles were placed along the proposed line last Friday, ready for setting in position to receive the wire. It is known now that if yourg lad go to church, they will have to keep order. One of theui was shown to the door a few nights ago al the M. E. church by the sexton, during praver. The second chapter of the famous horse trial was brought to a close last week,) Lewis gainingthe suit for the second time, but Hilderhrant intends keeping the ball rolling. He will soon open the third chapter in the Supreme Court. Mr. Young, living near Farmer's Station, died on last Frid.n, from the effects ot wound received from a "didn't-know-it was-loaded" pistol, in the hands of thirteen year-old son of Silas Garner. The accident occurred about a year ago. Wonder if tin se preachers w ho proclaim with righteous gusto against sociai dance, ever play croquet, or tell a jovial sto.-y Now it's time iorsomehody to wonder whai church member has been dancing, and what minister of the Gospel has been play ing croquet or telling funny stories. A warrant was sworn out on last Friday, by one Rose Ann Chance, for the arrest ot John Patterson, charging him with intent to commit rape. The warrant was placed in Constable W :ght's hands, who proceed ed to arrest Pat.?rson. The trial will take place some time this week, it the case not compromised. Brok-n glass! Cartwright thrown out, and beer kee thrown i ! On last Thurs day, Marshall Cartwright cante to town, and proceeded to get i n a "high" by tak ing on a lot of "bug juice," and in a little while he wanted everybody to know he could whip anv man of his size. G dug into Rice's saloon, he proceeded to rttie row. Becoming a litl le too noisy, he w put out. Thinking he was handled rather rough ly, he picked up a beer keg which happened to be near, and gave it a gen' t' Ss through one of the windows, lie was arrestetl, but released for want prosecution. TiilX. UNION TP. 8 1 a a A two weeks meetir.g closed at Dunn's Chape! the 2sth of November. A quiet and interesting meeting, but no additions to the church. Quite a lively meeting of the Fmtest ant Methodists at Sharpsville, closed about ihe same time, with some seventeen additions to ihe chureh. Married, on the 3d tilt., by Rev. John Dvis, Mr James F. Brown to Mis- L zz Keilkey. James, in his boyhood days. st"od .he iron hail of Chiekaniauga's hloody field, only to faii in his riper yeai before Cupid's sh ifts. Another Republican triumph! Your correspondent received an invita tion to attend a Grange Supper on the evening of the 6th, given bvihe Sharps- vilie Grange. Wending our wav thither. we found tlieliouse well filled with a pleas ant and sociable audience, and boxes and baskets heaped up wi h the good things the land.' In due time two long tables were arranged, covered with snowy linen, and such a provision of nature', bounties as those tables had to support is not often equaled. Presided over by handsome and smiling ladies, no A't ori ruan couid have helped feeling that it was "good to bt there.' After supper Mr. C. C. Moon, Clinton county, delivered an address, re viewing (he course of ihe Patrons of If us ba' dry, their object and their aims. Alto gether it was a pleasant evening, and those who fancy that Grantierism is dead, could they have witnessed the demolition of the multitude of fowls, the uiatit cakes, the delicious jellies, the tempting pics, and hoHts of ott er things that loaded those ta hies, would have Iven undeceived, for dead men ever eat that way ! It will he remembered that on the Dem ocratic banner last fail, was inscribed. "100 Democratic majority in Union Tp." At our regular election in October, thev concluded to take 4" ff the thinnest end of that, and on Saturday, the 6th, thev concluded to take off 57 more, anil give Col. Kntrekin 2 majority. Now we have a- me first-rate, good, honet Democrats here, and Bro. Henry Kibler proposes them, as soon as we get time, to hold a meeting', and take them into ,f,iil fellow ship in our Republican church. BRUTUS. ke The .Jo ws is On'y per -.- I j y " 4 W O MAIL ROUTES AND TURNPINES, A Card from Hon. John L. Hughes. MARSHALL, Ohio. Dec. 8. 1879. I a a Editor Highland Nkws : We tsk to be heard through yonr valuable paper, that tie public may know the true condi tion of our mail and other facilities in this locality. Mar-hall is some 8 miles southeast of Hillsboro, and nome 9 miles northwest of Sinking Springs, and no post office be. tWeen Marshall atid Hid.-iboro, or between SiLkiLg Springs and M.rshall. Th-j Coun try fro. ii Hillsboro, by way of Marshall, to Sibkinx Springs, in thickly populated, wi.'a a ferti e soil, and from one-haif to two thirds f the mail matter in ail 'his region of coir ir,- has to be taken from four to eight t.-les, by every person who wasts ti he accommodated by mail ard pot,t oCa f.iciliti -s. We nave a post office at Marshall, on the mail route running from Locust Grove, ia Adams county, by Lcvetts, Elmviiie, North Uaiontown. Mar-hail and Carmel, to Rai'isboro, The mail jg carried on horseb,u-k, Fridays and Saturdays, anujrba way th:.s route runs, it misses, and is of very In He yalne to, that thickly settled region 1 ing between Hillsboro and Sink ing Spriugs, by way of Marshall, which latter is on a direct line between the two first-named points, the distance butweea the ssme being some 17 miles. Under the present mail arrangements, from one-half to two-thirds of our mail matter has to be taken or nceived at eith er Hdlsboro or S.nking Spriuga. We can not now mail a letter in Marshall on Mjo day morning for Hillsboro, a distance of 8 miles Wtst, or for Sinking Springs, a distance of 9 miles east, and receive aa answer before two veeki after the mailiv j f We cau get an answer sooner from New York, bo having our maiiiLg done at Hiils boro or Sinking Springs. The route, as now run and carried from Locnst Grove, might be so changed as to stop at Marshall, and let the mad, as ear ned on the route from Locust Gnne to Bdnbridge, via Sinking Springs and C'yn thuina. be so chsnged that it will pas thront;h Carmel, which will only increase the d. stance on said ronte from one to one and a half mihs. and take off some 11 m les of the route, as now csrried from Locust Grove by Marshall, and this changa would g ve Carmel better mail accommo dations tliau are now aff .rded T.j ri-rtiy Ce ii. convenience this sec tion of couu try has b en aud is laboring under, we asked t'o' gress to h-ve a mad ronte established, between II lishoro ai d Sinking .-priu go, by wsy tf Marshall, this n quest vva- gr.uted by the list. oa gress. luj the route was No. it was adw.tired to be iet. and li d- were sent i r. I,, c.iriy the ma !, tint for S'.ma cause? t!.e route Was not let, and we remain in tee s-:i:e d.ieniii.s as he-etofore. ' V. fc s e that, ttie P. O. D-p.it tu.pnt h'ls igun cd-.-tiiti.sed a ronte. No. 21, .".81. f. r .tie ti. i to be enrritd from S i.ltirt springs ly M-rshell to Hil.sboio. We now fe -1 in t;reht hopes this r.uie v.ili be let, a- i il.e in rl carried on this direct lit. a rom F. i-t to '.Vest, as it wdl connect at Hde.b- ro wiih the western mail lines f.oru tiiicoo.a i, rut at Sinki Sprit gs wuh the E si arn mail on ronte No. 21 .'"Jo. from Wavei l . to si k ;ig -"springs. V u B tnis is doi.e our ii. ait f -edme., will be good. 'lher"is T..w an eiT.rt. by petition t i me c .n-i:j lommisA-onera, nnd r tne law pas-ei by our iast Legislature, io have a fr.-e T.onpike made from Ki'Isboro by !art.ii ! to Sinking Sprn g, j;nd a branch tii t'ir::'l. This law. ail-.w in z Turi pii.es to be tn..de by tax on real md p.o'sonal pn.pertj . is a step io the. r'.J.t dir- clion. A' hat d l?cks. if aiiMbii e. cn be remedied by our ie xt Legislature, whicn will con vet e n i. few days, as they Cau anient", ;f ihey fi-i ik proper, any evil tbn is iu the preetit i .w. whiju we thick ortgi t to hi do: e i. a supplementary act, to allow tn; CoU-tv t onoui sioneis to adopt a part or all of a i, su vey had been mude tor thtf linprov -men of anv r..ad. and wheru the petition Asking for sn'd roitd improvem nt failed, if the survey bad been made, eith er iu pc.it or hh whole, the Conno Com missioi , should he authorized to canr-rl any bin d given to them tJ indemnity me coU'-ty f an the exp. nsp and e st of si id survey. T ire s a supplementary act to the ficid I-i.p ovemeiit 1 w, passed ia l77. ( Kline 71, p.-ce 111) aiu.v.ii g this to be d it e, but Said stipidemetita y act only, in . nr opinion, can be arpiied to ti.e law for te improvement of Male. County and l'o'.wis' ip loads, which we term t ho 4 two-it i la v." That law was made to tax only real estate. Lest winters law- taxes both real and personal property, and ah the lit rat dupiieete of the c -unty. We Lave i lwai s been in favor t-.f im provemi iiis. when prudence and just.ca were the featU'es of the law, but nlways have ot p.'Seil au 1 ever exoect to oppose, injustice, in ewry aspect it may come or present i:'e'f. Let our motto be, iittu.trj, prudence, h-ntesiii, and proyrct, in CbUXvii and State. Yours A-c. JOHN L. HUGHES. JOHN L. HUGHES. STRINGTOWN, PAINT TP. ? O'tr seiiool, under the care of Mr. Eu!i;;r .i'ti nv. :s orogre.-.-;:ng tine y. E. ivi . ituin as i- Cincinnati last week, and pu c.i.-rd a new phaiton. Mr. S. iniie! Su issiie m has erected a new hhiexsmi h -hop. ;ga the Red S ar. V, Hie Overman has killed eight hawks within il e last three wetks. Shew your havtk.i iliis way. (J. C. V. New Music. a le Lrtr.y Levgy's It. st so: g a' d choras, 4I-n i fitioj u. to Sea," promises to Lave a gr a: i .. ()f piano p'r-ct s the Celebrat ed d ii ce c?mp ser, U Aixekt. Las a new "I'ifii'c Sep Giii-p." vviucli is so pretty that f- .: ci i, i'np plawj.; it wheu once i Ui y have it.. Tne "Vaii-nt na Waltz" is I'i'itj r tfT.-c Iva p'eca for the piano sparkit.i-g M.i brig'it, yet oi ly of nied'Utn ditS '. 1 . Tae price of each is onlv Zr am a, sent to at:y address, post-paid, on i'ec.'pr of marked pr ce. A idress t'9 publi-h- , J. -flu Church 4 Co., Cifcciu nati. O IIiK-kif-ii'i. triiicit ylrf. Trie Hi-.sT Salve iu the world for Cns, B-uise-. Sores, L i -rrs, Salt liheumi 1 1 ti r, Chaj p. t Ha .d , Cia.b.aiLs, i 'orns. and ail uinds i f Skin Lriiptiot s. This Sa:ve .s ;uar;int.a d to give perfect s.ti.sfaciion vi -very cis", ,,r money refunded. Pi ice "J." cents jur B.iX. For sa.c by S'Vbstt A. -o. ociio L i 81-uM!i 5I;il)iiiii, ot It s.-i :is strine that lay one w.ll srff-r Tom t 1" iii.inv c aastit ut i. n d ibl.u r . in t: s l.i luiit oa by ao impute Suite of tie. hi. od, w eti (ail) t fliiiv li': :ill ar..i J) 1 1. I. H wid re store ii - ect health and pays.ciu or,Ui.a ion. I' i.as proveu itself to he thi besi bio. ,1 pnrilier ev-.r u:sc 'v.-:e I, iHWtUuilV cu.u Scro'c! . S. jh. title disorders, Weast tss of the Kt liievs, uli Nervous d sorucis aLd Di-biht; , It corrects 1'id'LTestioii, etc , rejavera'es the old. exhiieratts the young, md lnv.r ab.v d ives out of the system a 1 ti.e lils laac nuuiau tl-sh IS heir to. A -treiigtii- !. ug c.ndii.i. pleasant to take. Price o- targt quart hottbs 9 .) Full d -ei tlol.s acen: pr-liv en. h I ot L'.e. oclo'J l S SLY. EiYl & CO. Whole-ait a.ei J,tla.i A-eUiS. ro Tii 5 i tn,i sun nl7 rtrs 'iV.iiMi your Liver is Torpid, A: i SiOiuaeu f.-els bil l, Git- Vuur diucg st, for Mauf .r.l's New Pad." takk no ot.ie::. hf.s ii)vetisemt.J mavlvl T": llpi 'lifMpM. to big 1 Be it known to the good people of High land Co, ! hai e, the un 'ers:giod, kei p for sale . our drug store m Ii.i'sbo.o. O. tli.it old f.-tnlih-hed and re!:id :o remedy t ii. 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