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Citi::ns' Naticial Bank
OF HILLSBOROUGH, OHIO.
CAPITAL SI 00,000
DAVID NOBLE, J. C. GRKOO,
WILLIAM SCOTT. ELIAS OVERMAN,
i J. FUUiiLKT, F. I. BUMUA-RHKli,
JOHN L. WEST.
J. 0. GRKiiU. President.
WILLI A M COTT, Vice-President.
C. M. OVKRMAN, Oixhier.
0. S. PRICK, Aiwisiaut Cashier.
Does a General Banking and Exchange
1t giglilaud ctr$.
THURSDAY, DECEf'.SER 16, 1880.
TOWN AND COUNTRY.
TOWN AND COUNTRY. E. L. BOARDMAN,---LOCAL EDITOR.
South High street is to have a plank
Jim. E. Marks. Esq.. ui in GreeoaeUi, on
Tne purchase of Christmas presents is
beginning to be considered.
Miss Sallie Murphy is home from Ma
rietta, to spend the winter.
Mr. Carlisle Barrere, of Chillicothe, was
i i the city again last Suuday.
The Presbyterian Mite Society met last
Friday evening at the Pareouage.
Jacob Shack bought four head of moles
last Saturday for the Cincinnati market.
Oar merchants generally have larger and
njr stocks of holiday goods this year than
Miss Annie Qartrell, of Ashland, Ivy., is
Trailing Mn. O. S. Price, on East Main
Qaarterly meeting was held at the M.
E. church last Saturday and Sunday, Rev.
Van Cleve officiating.
Jacob HLiliard, Esq , of Leesburg, was
in town on Mcnday, and made the News
ffio: a pleasant call.
The indictment against John Link for
manslaughter, for the killing of Taylor
Pavey, has been nollied.
Commencing with the first of the year,
tie Nws will publish each week a list of
all marriage licenses issued.
The cantata "Under the Palms, '" to be
given by the Presbyterian Sunday School
holiday week, is a free exhibition.
Our genial friend, Jacob Hilliard, Esq.
ol Leesturg, was driwn last Monday as a
pett jurior for the next term of Court.
Adam Brandenburg, formerly a barber
at George Hoffman's in this place, will ac
cept our thanks for Bellfontaine papers.
Conductor Scott McClelland and wife, who
have been boarding at the Kramer House,
will change their quarters this week to
the elegant residence of Mrs. J. C.Gregg.
And now Greenfield wants a sew fire.
eDgine, and we tr:;st she will get it. Like
Hilisboro, she needed a first-class CO nfla
gration to frighten her into the expendi
The revival meetings at the A M.
church are still in progress, and np to thi
time 23 conversions have been reported
Hev. A. March, of Georgetown, is assisting
the pastor this week.
Marshal Wilietts says that some of our
ciliaens are alarmed about burglars, but bt
assures us there are none about. Oui
night police are too vigilant for them to
operate very successfully in Hilisboro.
Edward Parker, son of Mr. T. fl Park-,
er, of this township, died last week at Cull
man, Ala, where he had gone for his
iealth. His remains arrived here Sunday,
and the funeral services were held at the
fami'y residence to-day (Tuesday).
Our genial friend, Isma Troth, Esq., of
Lynchburg, has taken to himself a wife
and launched out on the sea of matrimony.
It is rather late in life for him to launch
Lis bark, but we trust it will have smooth
sailing. Miss Sallie Belford is the fortu
Deputy Auditor R. S. Woodrow found a
pocket-book in the Court House hall last
Saturday, containing $97, which proved
to be the property of Mr. Lewis Barnes, of
Union township, who sent his son to town
Monday morning to look it up. Bob had
just been to the Nxws office to advertise
t, and turned it over to the owner without
There .'s a marked difference between the
temoerature tere and at Cincinnati. For
example, last Tbare(3sT morning at 7
o'clock the thermj'oeter nere marked 7
below aero; at Cincim."1"1 8 above a dif
ference of 15 degree. It l 10 be account
ad for partly by our greater e.'-'vation and
partly by the protection afford').? by tfle
high aud compact buildings in the ciiv.
Mr. Chas. Y. Patton, living three miles
northeast of New Boston, will sell horses,
cows, yearling steers, stock hogs, Jackson
wagon and harness, barouche, corn in the
- shock, hay in the mow, 2,000 eet of fencing
lumber, farming utensils, household and
kitchen furniture, &c. at public sale, on
Wednesday, Dec. 22J. Sir. Patton is about
to remove to Kansas, in the vicinity of
A pleasant announcement made by the
Editors of St. Nicholas is that they have
secured for their next number a story of
Indian life by Inshtatheamba (Bright
eyes), the daughter of an Omaha chief,
who has been traveling through the States
during the last two years under the pro
tection of two of her kinsmen, trying to
rouse the conscience of the whites to the
rights of her race.
The Mitchell & Rammelsberg Furni
ture Co, of Cincinnati, have sent us the
Supplement to their Illustrated Catalogue,
Containing many beautiful engravings of
Furniture, with the prices affixed. This
is one of the oldest and largest establish
ments in the country, and parties dealing
with them can rely upon the quality of
their wares being just as represented.
Copies of their Catalogue will be sent by
mail, free, on applicatinn to the G.
Probate Judge Gjrdoer dropped into
the Nswa office this afternoon (Tuesday),
and took a turn at the "case", (not a legal
ease), and stuck type for a few moments
just to see if he had forgotten how it was
done. The Judge, it will be remembered, is
an old newspiper m in. hiring conducted
the Washington C. H. R-gister many years
ago probably during the Herrisin cam
paign. He found that his right hand had
not forgot its cunning, and that w:ta a lit-
- tie praotioe be would make as good a print
eras anybody. The Judge is now opn
for engage Hen's.
The charming little operetta "The Land
of Nod," has proved a popular hit for the
Christmas number of St. Nicholas. It
is easily gotten up, at slight expense, and
proves a delightful entertainment, adapted
to any season of the year.
It is already in active preparation in
many places, and attractive additional
music has been written for three or four of
the recitations, which Scribner & Co. will
send to those desirous of bringing out the
Dr. Gus. Bryan, who for many years has
been engaged in the practice of his pro
fession at Buford, Ohio, is making prepa
rations to return with his family to Bata
via, whereyears ago, under the learned and
genial Dr." Kennedy, he was tanght the
science of medicine, the mysterious work
ings of nature, and the intnoate secrets ot
human mechanism. Dr. Bryan and his
Deonlewillbe a pleasant addition to the
society of Batavia, and we bespeak for
them a cordial welcome. Batavia Lour.
The many friends of Dr. Bryan and
family will regret to lose them from the
society of the pleasant village of Buford,
where they have so long resided. Mr,
Bryan is a gentleman of fine attainments
in his profession, of high moral and social
worth, and will carry with him the best
wishes of all who know him for his future
Trimble's Tandem Trotters.
Col. Jas. Trimble drove his trotters tan
dem last Wednesday, hitched to a single
aleieh. The team worked well, and the
get-up of the entire rig was good.
Mr. James Clark put on more style than
anybody last Wednesday, appearing with
an elegant four-in-hand, hitched to his
beautiful cutter. Mr. Clark has the best
bells in town and his turn-out was a nob
The following postal card explains itself.
It reached us too late to make the neces
sary correction in our last issue :
Editor News: I find I made a mistake
in copying the 3d problem in Saturday's
examinations. I be answer snouia De
5,955.22. instead of $5,700. Please cor
D. S. FERGUSON.
Dec. 6, 1880.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Stephen Worley granted to Miller Worley.
An application filed to probate tha will
of Wm. P. Bernard. Set for hearing Dec.
Three marriage licenses issued for the
week ending Monday ,Dec. 13th.
All the world now looks up to Chicago
as the great western metropolis of Ameri
ca, being far ahead of all competing cities;
but none the less so, in its line, is Electric
Bitters. From their real intrinsic value
they have advanse.l to the front, and are
now far ahead of ail other remedies, posi
tively curing where everything else fails.
To tr them is to be convinced. For sale
by SEYBERT & CO., at fifty cents per
Improvements at the Reading Room.
At the meeting of Council Friday even
ing, the Building Committee was author
ized to purchase new matting for the
Reading Room, which will be done at
once. Mr. Duffey has put a couple of
strips of the old matting on the stairway
of the City Hall, and when the floor of the
Libtary room is carpeted it will again be
pleasant place to go and spend an hour.
Ohio Geological Reports.
Any one having the following volumes
f the Ohio Geological Reports, which
they wish to dispose of, can hear of a per
shaser by applying to this office :
Annual Report of Geological Survey
for 18G9, and same for 1870.
1st and 2d volumes of Geology.
1st volume Paleontology.
A line to the editor, stating price, wil
receive prompt attention!
Death of Mrs. S. R. Brown.
Mrs. Brown, wife of Mr. S. R. Brown,
the well-known stock-raiser, who recently
moved to this city from- Buford, died a:
his residence on East Main street, at 4
o'clock last Sunday morning, of heart dis
ease, after an illness of about two weeks.
She was about 5G years old, and a true
Christian lady. The funeral services were
held at the family residence on Monday
Rev. McSurely officiating, and the re
mains were taken to Buford for interment
The family have the sympathy of the
Attention, Business Men.
As this is the season for making out
bills and statements of account, we call the
attention of business men to the fact that
they can actually make money by having
bills and statements printed. The law
says in substance, that if these are made
out on paper that is printed at the head,
they can be sent through the mail for one
cent, the envelope being unsealed, whereas,
if they are made out on unprinted paper,
they will cost three cents. Thus, by
patronizing the printer, two cents can bt
on every bill or statement sent
h rough the mails, and that will more than
pay the cost of the blanks. Send in yout
irders. Statements, bill heads, and all
kinds of blanks put up in our patent blot
rer pads, or Sterling book covers, without
extra charge, and as cheap as the cheapest.
PENN TOWNSHIP AHEAD.
BIGGEST PIGS OF THE SEASON.
Last week the News published an item
about some large hogs raised by Mr. Wm.
Rr, of this township, which has
brought forth the following from Penn
township, which gives her the lead in hogs.
If any of our farmers can beat this
would like to bear fiTm them.
Penn .Tp., Dec 7th, 1880.
Editor News: I raised" 45 head of
hoes and fattened them, weighing them
on the 6th inst. Their combined weight
was 18,290 pounds, or an average ol
405 4-9 pounds. Suit yourself about what
to do with this. lours,
GRAND AND PETIT JURIES.
FOR THE JANUARY TERM OF
The following is a list of Grand and
Petit Jurors for the Januarv term, which
begins on the 4th inst:
P.C. Landeas, Hamer; Geo. E. Easton,
Brushcreek; M.S. Mc Williams, Madison;
Jas. Elton, Liberty; C. K. Coffin an, New
market; P. W. Pratt, Dodson; Jas. Gilli-
land, Union; J. M. Lemon, Newmarket;
Robt. Hodson, Dodson; A. J, Ballentine,
Washington; David Dutton, Fairfield; M.
T. Nelson, Liberty; R. W. Moberly, Clay;
L. J. Coffinan, Clay; Jacob Burns, Clay.
Marshall Delph, Fairfield; Hamer Mat
thews, Clay; Jacob Hilliard, Fairfield;
Joshua Hatcher, Liberty; J. H.. Gossett,
Salem; Joseph us Bridwell, Fairfield; La
is Fouch, Hamer; Geo. Vanxant, Clay; Jas.
Kilgoure, Liberty; F. I. Bumgarner, Paint;
Jas. Fishback, Madison; A, T. Hirer,
Town and Hilisboro Pot
We shall send bills next week to
all our Town and Hilisboro P. O.
subscribers, for arrearages np to the
1st of January, and for the year 1881
in advance, and hope all will call and
settle promptly, and start the New
Tear square with .the Printer, and
their papers paid for a year in ad
Tance. As an inducement to those
in arrears, all who pay np within 30
days will be charged only the ad
Yanee price, $1.50 a year, fur 1879
and 1880. If more than 2 years in
arrears, our regular published rates
will be charged in all citses.
Remember, that every subscriber
must pay np all arrearages, and for
1881 in advance, in older to be enti
tled to one of oar Premium Books.
Dec 15, 1880.
Our old frieud, Jas. f. Ervin, of Weht
Walnnt street, dropped in on Monday to
renew his subscription to the News, as has
been his regular customevery Deoember,
for 29 years past, ever since, we have pub
lished the paper, and we don't know how
many years before. After giving him his
receipt and chatting awhile, we suggested
that be might get us a new subscriber for
next year, and pay us a dollar more, mak
ing two and a half for the two paper. He
aid ha would try and left, but in less than
15 minutes returned, and handed as the
dollar and the name. You see, reader, how
easy it is done. Moral; "Go thou and do
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Real Estate Transfers
For the week ending Dec. 13, 1880.
G. J. Murphy's adm'r. to Jernsha Ann
Murphy, 53 acres in Dodson tp. $1,060.
Sallie J. Walker to William Spence,
quit claim for 77 38-160 acres in Paint tp.
Hugh Murphy to Wm. C. Vance,
41 32-160 acres in Dodson tp. $1,200.
Elizabeth Smart, Executrix, to Mary
Aultman, lots in Greenfield, $1,000.
Sam'l McCollutn et al. per Sheriff to
Geo. Gough, lot in New Petersburg, $33.50.
Geo. H. Washburn et al. per Sheriff, to
Leesburg Building and Loan Association,
lot in Leesburg, ?j5.
Matilda E- Reed to Isaac Thrasher, 4
acres in Fairfield tp, $100.
Jos. Schwarta to Granville Pegan, 100
acres in Dodson tp., $3,000.
Abram Strain to J. C. Vance, 16980-160
acres in New Market tp., $5,085.75.
J, Hilliard and wife to African M. E.
church of Leesburg, gift.
Absalom and Milton Fixhsr to Mary J.
Miller, 66J acres in Washington tp, $432.
Geo. Ater to Wm. L. and James C.
Williamson, 40 acres in Brushcreek tp.,
J. Hilliard to M. M. Covan, lot in Lees
burg, f 1,500.
J. Milliard to Jv M. (jrimtb, lots in
Absalom Lsiferty to William rergusoo,
1 acres in Salem tp., $500.
A HANDSOME STOCK OF JEWELRY.
Mr. George Stevenson certainly has the
most elegant and carefully selected line of
jewelry ever exhibited in Hilisboro, and a
glance at his show cases is good for sore
eyes. They are filled with the finest
jewelry of every description, prominent
among which are diamonds and other pre
cious stones. His stock includes every
thing in his line from a small breast pin to
an sight day clock, and his display is the
talk of the town. It is just the place to
go for a Christmas present, where you can
get as good bargains as in Cincinnati or
elsewhere. By strict attention to business
George has established himself as the
Duhme ot Hlllshoro, and his stock is a
credit to the town. Don't forget the
place, East Main street, in the room with
Stevenson & Young.
Remaining in Hilisboro Post Office Dec.
Berry Mrs Polly Miller Rhesa
Belts Mis Amanda Miller Mrs S
'Jooper Miss AmericaMerle Clara
Clark Miss E (2) Miller Mrs Victoria
Jarlisle Miss MinnieMcDavid Mrs Hattie
Devit Miss Emma McNeil Mrs M E
lesler Miss Maggie McEy Mrs W K
liuff Miss Cecelia Link Miss Kiltie.
rlough Mrs Elizabeth
Brown J M
McKaney Robt C
Long Jas B
McNeil Wm (2)
Morris Wm & Chas F
McCoppin W C
Morrow M P
hapman F F
Cannon W E
Cox Rev Ben
Miliigan G W
Moore John P
Spiller Lewis C
Wolverton J E (6).
Keys Ira J, W. PATTERSON, P. M.
Local Option Convention.
TO THE TEMPERANCE PEOPLE OF
HILLSBORO, Dec. 13, 1880.
It having been decided, at a meeting
of the Temperance people of Hilisboro snd
vicinity, in favor of Local Option, to hold
a Mass Conventiol " the City Hall, at
Hilisboro, on Saturday, the 1st day of
January, A. I). 1881, at 2 o'clock P. M,
and a Committee having been appointed
to notify the people of the county thereof,
Now, therefore, we, tha undersigned, on
behalf of aaid Gmitte, hereby a
nonnce said meeting, and do most cordial
ly invite ail the Temperance people of the
oounty, who are favorable to Lozal Option,
to be present.
The object frf which aaid Convention
is called is to form a County Temperance
Alliance, to forward the Local Option
movement, and to select delegate to at
tend tbe Stata Mass Temperanoe Conven
tion. to be held at Cdumbaa, on the 12th
and 13th days of January, A. D. 1831.
By order of Committee,
J. L. BoARDMiK, JOS. E. MARKS,
Wanted 33 Bbla. Soap.
Immediately, at tha Hilisboro Woolen
Mills. ELLIFRITZ A SON,
COUNCIL CHAMBER, Dec. 10th, 1880.
Council met pursuant to adjournment,
all present except Councilman Eilifritz.
The Street Committee reported that they
had oontraoted for tha building of a plank
walk on South High street.
The Buildina Committee were authorii
ed to purchase matting for the Reading
An ordioanee was passed authorizing the
Finance Committee to borrow money for
The following bills were presented and
B. F. Beeson. one month's services
Mayor.-.... .. . - $8 83
N. K. Avres. one month's sorvioes as
Clerk. 12 50
M. R. Wilietts, one month's services
as Marshal, - -- 50 00
Ezra Sterenson, one month's servi
ces as Police, 8 00
J. G. Lyle. same, 48 00
B. J. Duffey, one month's services
as Fire Engineer - 50 00
J. B. R we, one month's services as
Stoker, 8 33
Peter G. Thompson, books for Pub
lic Library 11 40
Seybert fc Co., supplies for'fire and
light departments, 7 65
R. 8. Quinn, oil for street lamps,...- 1 88
Jno- Matthews, oil and matches,-... 17 3
Jas. Clark, hauling fire engine to fill
oistern, 1 50
G. W. Barrere, stationery for Mayor, 2 55
John Keckly, repairs for stove and
water pipes 6 35
Nathan Willett, gravel for streets, . 4 40
Isaiah Goings, assisting police, 60
Jos. Williams, burying colt, 25
J. P. Errin and others, street work, 89 05
No other business transacted and Coun
cil adjourned. N. H. AYRES, Clerk.
What the High School Boys and Girls
At one of the general exercises in the
Hilisboro High school last week, the pu
pils were requested to write on a slip of
paper the names of the three books they
had read and admired most, and which
they would rather possess than any other.
The Bible and school text books were ex
cepted from the three, as it was supposed
that many of the pupils would feel it a
duty to name these, and it was desirable
that the selection be made as far as possi
ble from miscellaneous books. A few days
was given for the preparation of the votes,
which on being counted resulted as follows,
proving that the boys and girls read some
thing besides trash, and that they are form
ing a taste for good literature :
Pilgrim's Progress 13 votes.
United States History -
Shakspeare - 8 "
Uncle Tom's Cabin ; -6 "
Paradise Lost 6 '
History.of England - 3 "
St. Elmo 3 "
Tennyson's Poems 3 "
Life of Franklin -. 2 "
Life of Washington 2 "
Life of Webster 2 "
Nick Whiffles 2 "
Longfellow's Poems 2 "
The following received one vote each :
Ivanhoe, Pickwick Papers, John Hali
fax, Life of Henry Clay, Life of Francis
Marion, Life of Mary and Martha Wash
ington, Rollin's History, Children of the
Abbey, Jane Eyre, Lady of the Lake,
Home Scenes, Life of Napoleon, Life of
Lafavette. The Flemmines. Alice Murrav.
The Blind Man's Daughter, Grant's Trav
els Around the World, Tramp Abroad,
Bryant s Poems, Life of iinley, Environs
of Jerusalem, Tom Brown at Rugby,
Thaddeus of Warsaw, Nicholas Nickle
bv, Life of Columbus, What to Eat, and
How to Cook It, Life of Daniel Boone,
Travels of DeGama, Guizot's Histories,
Dickens' Works, Burns' Poems, Little
Wnmen. David CoDoerfield. Woman on
the Frontier, Nasby's Works, Life of Peter
Cartwright, Moore's Poems, History of
trance, Iry, Iry Again, L.ncie loras
Story, The Loyal Path of Life, Dick's
Works, History ol Home, Lon (uixotte,
Youne Marooners, Life of Irving, Among
The Thorns, Almost a Nun, Tempest and
Sunshine, Mary Queen of Scots, Scottish
Chiefs, Prince of House of David.
[Special to the News.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN GREENFIELD.
THE M. E. CHURCH IN RUINS!
LOSS ABOUT $12,000—NO INSURANCE.
ORIGIN OF THE FIRE SUPPOSED
TO BE ACCIDENTAL.
A STEAM FIRE ENGINE NEEDED.
GREENFIELD, O., Dec. 13, 1880.
The large and handsome brick M. E.
church, of this place, was entirely destroy
ed by fire between 5 and 6 o'clock this
morning, Monday, Die. 13. The firs was
first discovered by the night Watchman
seeing smoke issuing from the windows.
most probably originated from the
stoves, after the services the night before,
,nd had smouldered all night. As the
house was olosed up tight tie fire could
not spread much for want of draft, and it
wvs still confined to the floor when first
discovered, bat as soon as ventilation was
given by opening the windows and dojrs,
the flames rapidly climbed to the gallery,
and then up the tall steeple to the vary
top, in a very few minutes. Every effort
was made that possibly could be made to
save the house, but as we have no fire en
gine, all was to no purpose, and the fiue
building, with nearly all its content', wss
destroyed, only the walls being left stand
ing, and they are badly damaged.
The dwellings near tne church were
saved by the persistent efforts of the citi
zens, who fought the fire with desperation.
It is a faot that some of the men's clothing
caught fire from the intense heat while
working on the roof of the pirsjnage, op
posite the church. All the adjoining
buildings were saved without mu :h dam
age, but nothing was saved from the
ohureh bat) thrae c hairs an I a cu of
coal-oil from the north elaji-rojm, and
some ooal in the cillar. Tae church and
Sunday School organs were both destroyed,
the larger one costing $550, several years
a to. Aueffjrt was made to save the in
strument, but it was impjssible to do so,
as the fire spread so rapidly throughout
the whole audience room. The Suuday
School Library, and singing books belong
ing to the ohoir, wore all lost.
The blaze from the tall steeple was
plainly seen at Frankfort, a distance of
ten milep. Farmers living four and five
tni'es out. bit thev ould easily read a
newspap3r by the light.
Tin loss t the oongregatiin and town
is veiy great, ana is aeepiy regretted.
Mei aud women, members of the church,
oou'd be seen staa liog near by, weeping
like children, as they saw the old ohureh
orumbling into ashes, where they had
worshipped for yeirs. Fortunately no one
as hurt during the fire, though on 9 young
man fell from the parsonage roof to the
ground, but was n it hurt much. The
loss on the chirch and oontents is about
12,000. No insirance.
Our citizens will now, we hipa, see the
neoessity of haviua steain)fire engine and
a fire dcpirtmeot to protict propirty from
the devouring element. It is very fortu
nate fiat there was no wind blowing at the
time, or we m g it have had a greater disas
ter to recjrd. As it i", the 1 )ss by this fire
is moie than enoighto have provided the
town with a gxij fire engine, hose and
all neeassary apparatus, aud there is little
doubt that if we had possessed these things
the church might have been saved, with
comparatively slight loss. Let our citizens
and town council take immediate steps to
provide an efficient fire department.
OF AN ABUSED AND INJURED
HAUNTED BY BRIGHT DREAMS OF
CLOSING WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC
PICTURE OF HIS SPOUSE,
WITH FLASHING EYES AND BROOMSTICK
filed a few
the Court of
weeks since in
Common Pleas, a petition for divorce, on
the grounds that her husband has been
guilty of gross neglect of duty, and has
utterly refused and neglected to provide
for her or to furnish her any of the neces
saries of life, and has also been guilty of
extreme cruelty, and has at divers and
sundry times threatened to poison her
and her stock, burn her house, &c, &c.
The couple have been married since 1855,
but have not been living together since
1874. Mr. files an answer to her
petition and denies the charges set forth in
general terms, closing his answer with the
following tonching and pathetic language :
"The defendant states that in addition
to the acts of cruelty enumerated above,
he has been compelled by the cruel treat
ment of the plaintiff to undergo great
mental suffering, especially when com
pelled by her treatment to leave his home
and seek an asylum among strangers.
Asleep or awake, the terrible phantom of
beggary and misery and the loss of the so
ciety of his children would haunt him, when
far away from home and former scenes of
happiness, when sleeping on the bed of
strangers, at times sweet dreams of sun
light, of peace, of the distant home, of
wife and children, would flit across his
mind, but always closing with a struggling
and shifting scene of mental agony ; the
contour of the sharp features, the flashing
eyes and disheveled hair of his Mary Ann,
with the rapidly gyrating broom-stick in
her experienced hand, striking his dream
ing mind with intense photographic exact
ness, inducing violent mental but inef
fectul efforts to escape."
A COUNTY CONVENTION CALLED,
TO MEET AT CITY HALL, HILLSBORO,
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 1881.
The regular Temperance meeting last
Sunday afternoon, was well attended. Mr.
J. M. Boyd presided, and on opening the
meeting announced that it was called for
business, in connection with the subject of
Local Option, and that the first thing in
order would be to take some action on
that Bubject, after which if there was any
time, there would be an opportunity for
Judge Thompson then offered the fol
lowing resolution, which was unanimous
ly adopted :
Resolved. That all the Temperance peo
ple of this county be and tbey are hereby
invited to hold a County Convention in
this Hall, at 2 o'clock P. M. on Saturday,
the 1st day of January, A. u. 1881, for
the nnrpose of forming a County Temper
ance Alliance, and also to choose delegates
to the State Mass Temperance Convention,
called to meet in the city of Columbus, on
the 12th and 13th of January, 1SBI.
Judge Thompson then moved the ap
pointment of the following committee in
accordance with the above resolution:
Resolved. That J. E. Mafk. J.S. Fidler,
Josiah Stevenson, J. B. Roe, A. "Manning,
A. W. Thornburg, M. KWilletU and J.
L. Board man, be and are hereby appointed
a Committee to make suitable arrange
ments for the meeting of said Convention,
and also to take proper steps for the cir
culation of Local Option petitions, and to
invite Mr. Geo. Calderwood, ol Columbus,
to be present at the meeting of said Con
vention and address the people in attend1
The question was taken on the motion,
and the appointment of the gentlemen
named was unanimously confirmed.
On motion of Mr. J. L. Boardman the
editors of all the county papers were re
quested to publish the call for the Coun
ty Convention in their next issue.
There being no other business before the
meeting, the Chair called on Judge Gard
ner, who made a few excellent practical
remarks, more especially directed to the
young men present, urging them to take a
decided position on the side of Temper
once. He said that the question had now
become one of absorbing public interest,
and it must be met and settled, as the
slavery question had been. Mr. Seward
hid said, there was an irrepressible con
flict" between slavery and freedom, and in
like manner there is an irrepressible con
flict between temperance and intemper
ance, and it is one, which will con
tinue te be waged until one or the other
shall triumph. The young men present,
so ne of whom had just become voters,
and the youth who were soon to become
men, would have to take their positions
on one side Or the other, and he begged
them to weigh well their decision. He
hoped they would array themselves on the
side of Temperance, and not fear to let
t:ieir position be known. There were too
many professed friends of Temperance,
who held back and refused to take any de
cided stand for the right. He knew men
who would as soon think of walking into
the fire as of entering a saloon in our town,
but who would visit Cincinnati, and while
there, surrounded by a different moral at
mosphere, would give way to their appe
tiles and indulge in intoxicating liquors,
which they would never think of using at
home. We want Temperance men, who
will be firm and steadfast when exposed to
temptation abroad, as well as at home
men who are willing to make sacrifices o
appetite for the sake of saving their fellow
The Chair then announced that the
meeting next Sunday afternoon would be
led by Mr. A. Manning, and the meeting
A Familiar War Name.
General Henry Halleck was born
Waterville, Oneida county, N. Y- Jan. lb":
1815; graduated at West Point Military
Academy July 1, 1839 ; entered the army
as second lieutenant of engineers; was
charge of fortifications in New York harbor,
where he remained till 1846, In the same
year ho was sent by the government
study the principal military establishments
in Europe. In 1846 he was ordered to Cali
fornia, where he served in various military
and civil capacities, and was also director
general of the New Almaden quicksilver
mines. Entered upon the practice of law
in San Francisco, and was president of
railroad. On the outbreak of the civil war
he was appointed a major general in the
United Btates army, us directed tne mill'
tary operations in the West and took com
mand in the field in the spring and early
summer of 1962. In July, same year,
was called to Washington and appointed
general in-chief of all the armies V the
United States, a position which he held till
March 12, 1864. Halleck then received the
appointment of chief of staff to the army,
which he held till April, 1865, when
was placed in command of the military
li vision of the James, his headquarters be
ing at Richmond. In the following August
he was transferred to the division of the
Pacific, and in March, 1869, to that of the
South, his headquarters being at Louisville.
He published several works upon military
and scientific topics. Died ia Louisville,
Ky, Jan, 9, 13T2.
WEEK OCCUPIED WITH THE
A VERDICT FOR THE DEFENDANT
THE LINK INDICTMENT NOLLIED,
THE LINK INDICTMENT NOLLIED, &c.
From Tuesday afternoon of last week
until Saturday afternoon, the Court was
employed in the case of Wm. P. Htighey
and Elias Overman, Executors of the es
tate of Harvey Murdock, deceased, against
Philip S. Roads, generally known as "Un
cle Philip" Roadi. There were two suits,
one in chancery and one in law. The
chancery suit was for the delivery to Mr.
Roads of a certain note for $700, which the
Executors of Mr. Murdock claimed to have
against him; and the suit at law by the
Executors was to enforce the payment of
the $700 note. The note upon its face
purported to have been executed on the
7th day of March, A. D. 1868. The de
fense was that P. S. Roads never signed
the note; that it was a forgery, and with
out consideration. There was another
defense, in which certain claim of P. S.
Roads against Harvey Murdock's estate,
as evidenced by two aotei, one for $1058
and the other for $34, executed a fewyears
ago, were set up. These claims were ad
milted to be true, and so the question in
the case was narrowed down to the liabili
ty or non-liability of P. S. Roads on the
$700 note of March 7th, 1866.
The plaintiffs were represented by Sloane
& Hough, Gov. Hart and Irwin & Marks,
and the defendants by C. H. Collins, Esq.,
of Collins & Worley, and Hsnry Rhoades,
As we stated last week,"a jury was em
paneled on Tuesday afternoon and the
case was laid over until Wednesday morn
ing, when the trial began.
TESTIMONY FOR PLAINTIFFS.
The testimony on behalf of the plain
tiffs tended to show, that upon his death
bed Harvey Murdock had a conference
with Wm. P. Hughey, whom he had nam
ed as Executor of his will, and in that
conversation he (Murdock,) told Mr. Hugh-
ey about the note, and explained to him
that about the time Uncle Phil, bought
the Lupton farm became to him, borrowed
the money, and said that he had always
intended to do something for him, and if
he would let him have the $600 or
$700 at six per cent, interest, he would at
his death see that he got his money, with
six per cent, interest, and also what was
known as the "Jim" farm, or its equiva
lent; that Murdock, on those conditions,
lent him the money. Murdock was owing
Roads at the time, and was paying 8 per
cent, interest, and Murdock asked Hughey,
"Do you think he would be mean enough
to charge me eifht per cent and only pay
me six per cent ?"
H)iliey and Overman both testified that
they never saw the note until, as Execu
tors, they went to appraise the property of
the deceased, when it was found among
his papers. Hughey also testified, that
when assessing in 18'i6, Murdock told him
that he bad ioaned Phil. Roads some mon
ey. Clarence M. Overman, O. S. Price and
Benj. E. Hopkins (by deposition,) all tes
tified as experts, that the signature on the
note was the genuine signature of P. S.
Roads. Wm. Elliott, Isma Troth, Wm.
Spence and B. C. Hulitt, as well as the
plaintiffs, Hughey and Elias Overman,
from a knowledge of Phil. Roads' hand
writing, also tesified to the same effect.
TESTIMONY FOR DEFENSE.
For the defense, C. S. Bell, Henry
Rhoads, J. S. Black, D. M. Barrett, E. L.
Ferris, Dr. David Noble and J. C. Fergu
son were examined, and all agreed that it
was not tbe genuine signature of P. S.
Roads, though Ferguson said that if it had
been brought to him he wonid not havere
fusedjtotake it,but from seeing thejother sig-
atures he now thought it might not oegeB-
me. Ueo. K. Khoada testinea as to a
conversation with Murdoct, in which
Murdock proclaimed his poverty; Henry
Rhoads also testified as to the cer-
uuistances of Murdock, and that he had
loaned Murdock just before that, $o00.
Spence testified that at that time he also
d loaned MnrdocK tzuu. ir. .mazer
bought the "Jim" farm in 1870 or 181.
A. Mosier testified that in rebruary,
1866, P. L. Roads bought the Lupton farm,
hat it was all paid lor between February
16th and March lOlli. of that year.
The testimony closed on Thursday eve
ning and on Friday morning Gov. Hart
opened the argument on behalf of the plain-
ffs. He was followed by Henry Rhoads,
for the defendant, and at the conclusion
f his speech Court adjourned until Satur-
ay morning, when Ulric Sloane, Esq.,
began the closing argument for the plain
tiff's. He spoke two hours and a half. The
Judge then charged the jury and at 11:45
a. m. they retired. At 2:40 p.m. they re
ported, finding a verdict for the plaintiffs
the $700 note, amounting in all to
$1,320, and for the defendant hie counter
claims, $1,405.39; and on the whole issues
f the case found a balance in favor of the
defendant for the sum of $85.39. This was
a substantial victory for the plaintiffs, and
a verdict that the $700 note was genuine.
Mr. Sloane, for plaintiffs, gave notice of
motion for the apportionment of costs,
and Mr. Collins, for the defendant, gave
notise of a motion for a new trial.
Several motions were then disposed of
by tbe Court.
Mr. Hough brought up the motion filed
by the State for a continuance in the case
of John Link, indicted for the murder of
roy T. Pavey. Upon consultation, and
fir good and satisfactory reasons, the case
was nollied, the evidence being the same as
that in the trial of Link for the murder of
Samuel Pavey, of which he was acquitted.
On Monday the case of "Thompson vs.
Thomoson was heard bv the Court. It is
of no special public interest.
ARCHBISHOP PURCELL'S TROUBLES.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCHES IN THIS
Mr. John B. Mannix, assignee of Arch
bishop Purcell, has filed a supplemental
petition in the Hamilton Court of Com
mon Pleas, for the sale of all the Catholic
church property in the Cincinnati diocese
to pav the Archbishop's debts, amounting
to $4,000,000. In the assignee's first peti
tition only the church property in Cincin
natic and Hamilton county was included
bnt the supplemental petition includes all
the church property in the diocese, which
also takes in the counties of Auglaize,
Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clarke, Clin
ton. Clermont. Darke. Greene. Hardin
Highland, Logan, Mercer, Madison, Mont
gomery, Miami, Pike, Preble, Ross, and
The Catholic church and parsonage
this city, and the church iu Greenfield, are
included in the petition.
"The plaintiff states that it is claimed
that the said real estate was not owned
by John B. Purcell, as his individual es
tate, and was not in law assignable in trust
for the beneht ol his creditors, or .in an;
manner liable to be subjected to the pay
ment of his debts ; but that the same was
and. notwithstanding said assignments
continues to be and is held in trust for ec
clesiastical uses, by the said John li. ru
cell as Archbishop ol the Komsn Cathol
Church for the diocese of Cincinnati, an
"Tbe plaintiff avers that the said clal
is an incumbrance and a cloud upon the
title of the said premises, and renders
imnossible for him to sell the same nntil
it shall have been ascertained and deter
mined bv the judgment of this Court
either that no such trust exists, or th
limits and extent of the same.
"The plaintiff asks that all the property
above described, in addition to tnat men
tioned in his original petition, the Cou
may order all the real estate above de
scribal to fee wld, tree &p4 uaiscttsbed
WEEK'S HAPPENINGS IN THE
INTERESTING EVENTS CHRONICLED BY
NEWS OF THE COUNTY IN A
A small child of Frank Shoemaker was
buried last Sunday.
A. J. Oiebaugh fell and spraiued his
wrist while Bkating.
Jo Shafer, our boss broom maker, is go
ing to Cincinnati to work.
Joshua Shafer has moved into town and
Wm. Hastings will occupy the home place.
The Western District Conference of the
Miami Synod met in the Lutheran church
here last week. Among the visitors were
Revs. W. C. Barnett, Florence, Ky.; I. F.
Shaffer, Xenia; R. F. Delo, Spriogfield; J.
C. Zimmerman, Osborn, J. W. Kalor, Cin
cinnati, and others. The Conference was
greeted with large audiences, and the in
terest was kept np in a high degree until
Next Saturday is stock sale day.
Coal 14 cents per bushel, delivered.
Miss Nellie Robins is sick with fever.
Mr. Z. Colvin has a felon on his right
Mr. Charles Smart left last Saturday,
W. K. Duulap has taken the tuba in the
new Cornet Band.
Thermometer 8 degrees below zero last
Thursday morning, Dec. 9.
Miss Sarah Briggs is sick with fever.
Her mother is Convalescent.
Mr. N. K, Mead, of Wyoming, O., was
ere last week, visiting friends.
Mr. Chas. Gerkin's residence, near the
M. fc C. depot, is advertise)! for sale.
Mr. S. A. Morrison left last Sunday for
Northern Ohio, on a visit to his old home.
The new band have moved their quarte s
to Dr. W. 11. Wilson's Hall, on Washing
Mr. Robert Buck has been employed as
night watchman, and went on duty lat
Monday night week.
A fisticuff fight occurred at the Atlantic
House one night last week, betwten the
bar-tender and a customer.
Mr. A. N. Hurd, agent of the S. S. R. R.
at this place, is engaged in the coal trai'e,
in connection with his office.
The citizens of Gormly Crossing, 4 miles
north of this place, on the S, S. It. R. want
a depot for their accommodation.
The destruction of the M. E. church by
fixe iat Muuday morning, is noticed at
length in a special dispatcu iu another col
umn. Some one entered W. T.Parker's grocery
one night last week, by breaking out u
pane iu the Iront window, and stole a box
Miofl Ida Wadkins, of Greenfield, and
Mr. Wash Hughes, ul South Salem, both
colored, were married last Tuursday eve
ning, at Sooth Salem.
Aud sail another 1 At the Atlantic
House, on lasl l'hursday evening, Midb
Walters, daughter of the landlady, to Air.
Longuecker, of Blauchester, O., liev. A.
U. ie a 11 olhciatiug.
Detective John X. Noriis, of Springfield,
arrested a young mao at Good Hope last
week, and urougut him here, for throwing
an ear ot corn through a paoeoger car win
dow on the S. b. R. K.
The two Gymnasium entertainments, on
last Weduesuay aud Saturday nights, were
completely 8Uccesf ui, aud rt fleeted great
credit ou Doth managers and pel formers.
The public showed weir appreciation ol
the boys' efforts by a liberal patronage, tht
net receipts being $112. JEP.
Frank Noble is selling sewing machines.
Tbe protracted meeting at the M. E,
church closed on Thursday night of lasl
Isma Troth, Esq., and Miss Sallie Bel-
ford were married last Sunday evening,
Rev.Thos. Head officiating. '
Rev. J. M. Walden. of Cincinnati, will
ecture at the M. E. church, next Tuesday
lght, Dec. 21st, on - What to Do with Uur
Boys." As this lecture is for the benefit ol
the church, e hope to see a full house.
dmission 2o cents; children 1U cents.
Mercury 10 degrees below zero on Thurs-
ay morning, utu inst.
Rev. J. H. Davis preached the Thanks-
ving sermon in Marshall, four oinus
and one death in our tp. since my last.
The second M. E. quartclv meeting for
arshall Circuit will be held at Marshall,
aturday and Sunday, Dec. 18:h aud 19th.
Rocky Fork was on a "high" last Sun-
nv week, doing consideraoie aaniage 10
farmers along its banks. Among the princi
pal losers are Geo. w. Miller, .iian
Lucas, James Ritlenhouse and Noah
Hogs nearlv all gone, at prices ranging
from $4 to 4.25.
Mr. Sanford Boatman, of Iowa, is here,
visiting his former home.
Throueh the able su pen n tendency ol
Mr. Feike, we are again enjoying the lux
ury of a regular mail.
Mr. Lewis Whisler. who has been absent
for the oast two vears, paid a visit to his
lends here last weeK.
Rev. J. W. Howe left last Monday, to
be absent some weeks, holding protracted
meetings on Cynthiana circuit.
Mr. John D. VanWinkle has charge of
(hp school in the Kansas district, and if
all renorta are true, has one of the best
schools ever taught in the township.
The dinner to be Riven on Christmas
av at the Prcsbvterian church, promise?
toheafine aflair. Come, with your bas
kets well filled.
Rpv J. G. Galbreath preached at the
PriaahvtRrian church last Sabbath to
,ri ennsTpfratiun. considering me couui-
ii.,n nf the roads. Kevs. Wolf, llollings-
worth and Deputy also held services.
It is reallv amusine to hear the Demo
crats blaming the Cincinnati Enquirer fir
having sold out, ana aenouncing u s
mwr of no conseouence. while but a few
months since thev claimed it to be the
best paper in the West. It the inquirer
wishes to please them it must not give up
that the party is defeated, for at least three
months alter it is known certain.
As Mr. Jacob Brooks, of Sugartree
Ridire. and two other persons, were return
from ihe late stock sale, with
lnmhpr teams, thev were overtaken by th
rain, and when they arrived at tne Draiicu
of Whiteoak.near the residence of William
Gall, thev found it swollen to an unlooked-
for extent, lieing wea acquainwu wjuj
the road, thev attempted a crowing, which
nn.vpH successful to all but Croon, wnose
hnrsi were cauehtin the drifi-wood. and
entangled so that he was obliged to cut
the harness, and in so doing ne ieii irom
Ihownrmn. narrowlV escauine oeine uru u-
ed, a he conld not gwim. ortuuateiy He
caught one of the wagon wheels and clung
to it tor a hour, wnen me water em
down, and he made bin fi; out, and pro
curing help, managatj f.o eave his horses.
He lost about f 4 i money wane in me
water, besides the tonn of harness, etc.
ONE OF THE BOYS.
Dr. McBride has built a new barn.
The sleighing is about done, and the
horses are glad, no doubt.
The "boys" say that Wm. Browning
weighs 200 pounds. It's a boy.
Hoes about all sold, at from $4 to t.50,
and to Greenfield buvers. The "Model
Town" will have to do better, or the former
place will take her trade from this corner.
Owinir to the cold and disagreeable
weather, the Ministerial Association held
at this place week before last was poorly
attended. Rev. Allen Maddox preached
very able sermon on Tuesday morning.
TROTH BELFORD December H, 1880,
Rev. Thoa. Head, at the Lrnctibaag Parsonage,
Mr. lama Truth to X$ &tralk Souoti, bova
Eighty-six Men Blown into Eternity.
A cablegram from Cardiff, Wales, reports a
horribly fatal mine explosion at Fenygraig, a
new colliery In the Rhonda Valley. It la be
lieved thateighty-Mven persons perished. Tha
search i impeded by after damp and debris.
The pit is about a mile from tha scene of the
great explosion in the Dinas colliery of the
aanievaUey, Jantury 18, 1873, when about
sixty psrsona loat tblr lire. Tha dispatch
says: "A terribla state of excitement prevails.
All the pathetio and harrowing scenes insepara
ble from inch accidents prevail. Th shook was
so violent that it was felt for miles around, and
tha damage was so great that the explorers
wer not abls to descend into the mine for some
hours. One shaft is choked. There is not tha
slightest hope of savinj any of tha eighty men
and eighteen horses itiil in th pit. Four men
hav been brought op alive.
Later. It is now ascertained that eighty-six
of th persons who wer In th pit at th tim
of th explosion are dead.
A Maniac's Bloody Work.
Lncius TockaUin, aged twenty-six yean, of
Chester, EL, a few day ainca was pronounced
insane, and was placed in th charge of two
guards at th hotel, from whenc he was to b
taken to th JacksonvHl Asylum on th follow
ing morning. At 8 o'clock in th morning he
called for water to wash himself. On of th
guu-ds brought him torn in a basin, which he
took, and Immediately flung it Into th guard's
bee. He then dashad through on of th
front windows of th room and ran down th
road leading out Into th country, th blood
streaming from his fac and hands from cuts
mid by the broken g'ass. About a quarter of
a mil from town is th house of Thomas Byan,
an old man of sixty-eight years, with whom
lived his widowed daughter, Mrs. Bmith, and
her litU girl of twelve and a boy still younger.
Arrived at this home, Tockstein, who had itrip
d himself naked in the road, rushed wildly in,
and ordered th inmates to kneel down and
pray, saying they had but fifteen minutes to
liv. They all obeyed but th little boy, who
soaped from th house and ran to a neighbor
and gav th alarm. When th friends arrived
at th seen they found Byan and Mrs. Smith
dead, with their ikuUs smashed by an ax, and
th little girl lying htdles on the floor, th
maniae having chopped th child's head off.
Having finished his bloody work at this
place, he seized the bleeding head of th In
nocent child by its long flaxen hair, and wing
ing it at arm's length over his head, he dashed
down th road again. About a quarter of a
mil beyond h stopped at tha hous of Dr.
Gordon. Entering ha found only a servant
giiL E ordered her, a he had th Byan
family, to kneel and pray. The girl acrsamed,
which brought a hired man from th stable,
and Dr. Gordon appearing at th aim tim,
after a flare and desperat struggle, they
overpowered and boand him with a rope.
E was then taken to Chester, his wounds
dresiad, clothing put on him, and placed in
charg of th guards, who took him to Jacksonville.
Death Amid the Flames.
At a fir in th extensiv bucket shops of 3,
Gay, Ciuciunati, th put week, fir nobis
firemen met instant death. William Kelly,
pipeman of th Fours; David Love, pipeman
of th same company; Tom Cooling, a substi
tnt iu th i&me company; Andrew Barrett, a
pipeman of the Sixes, and Edward Parker, a
running member of tha Tens, all met their
death while Wring to mister th flames. They
had gem into a room of th Crown Manufact
uring Company who occupied a portion of the
exteniire building, so is to be ible to reach th
fir within, but they had no sooner taken up their
stand than th flames cut them off in th
rear, leaving no means of escape. Wm. Kellj
had been in the department five years, wu
thirty-eight years old, leaves a wife, five chil
dren and a mother-in-law who were dependent
upon hi. David Lov had served in the de
partment only since November last, was twenty-
seven years old, and leaves a wire and two chil
dren. Thomas Cooling was in the employ ot
th Bell Telephone Company, and when be
met his death, was acting as a substitute for
his father. When young Cooling left home, at
th tap of th bell, his fitter said good-bye te
him, und turning to his wife, said, "I feel that
I will never that boy again." Andrew Bar
rett had been eanneoUd with th department
for three yeaaa, and lea vat a wif and one chiid.
Edward Parker, a ahocmaker by trade,
was a running camber of the Tens.
Ee leaves aa wife and on child.
Assistant Marshal Lewis Wlroy was Injured by
filling through a hatchway, which he miitook
for a stairway. Ha fell a distance of twenty
feet, and was carried out of the building in an
inaeniibl condition.. Captain Higginson of th
Fours, aaid that he wu in tha burning building
of th Crown Company, with the men who af
terward died, and he became to stifled with tha
smoke that h called the others and sought th
platform, and by that route escaped to New
street. Under tha impression that th others
wer not far behind, h watched for them, but
as they failed to appear he began to anticipit
the went. Bemambering an understanding
common among firemen to throw themselves t
th ground when surrounded by fir or amoks.
and follow th line of hot in order to get away,
and also tha understanding the men when M
rpod would grasp th hose-line and allow
themselves to be polled out, he had tbe line ol
th Fours hauled in, but nobody cams In with
it. Than th lis of tha Sixes was pulled In,
bnt nobody cam with that. It then occurred
to thm that th man were certainly lost. From
th Seventh street aid streams war pour4
Into th building and upon th platform, but t
was too lata to sava them.
Ifrsa-TISTHS of tha bruinew portion of Pen-
aacola, Fia., haa been destroyed by fire. Tha
lira originated in a confectionery store, at mid
night, and two of the inmates barely escaped
with their lives. Four blocki were entirely
burned, upon which were nearly all the businesi
houses of the town. Not a newspaper or job
office, drng or stationery store i left The
town had bnt one fire engine, and it was at uie
-hops for repairs. The loss u estimated at
The Davenport Democrat roni-lies for the
following: "A jood woman who is very de
vout ami faithful ia her religions .inties
dissolved a prayer and conference meeting
on the blnBs the otber evening in a -nnj
nobody ever dreamed of. As the people
were relating their experiences, the earnest
lady rose and hewn tellirjg what the Giver
of all pood had done lor ner, tinworuiy ux
she was. Bv and by she said, "I thank the
Lord that 1 have other mercies I can bless
His name lor. He has given me two pood
husbands in the cast lew years, when there
are so many girls who haven't any, and
who need them as bad asl ever am r ine
brethren and sisters looked at each other
in amazement, and there was a nnanimons
raising of handkerchiefs, and heaving as it
convnlsion had seized everybody. Tin
leader pulled ont his watch, sayins, 'Ter-
hans it ia time to d'nw tb is meeting to a
closer and we will consider onrselves dis
missed!" And nobody remained to congra:
date the earnest sister over her blessing
The banks of the rivers, creek3 and
sounds which form the inside ronte between
Charleston and Savannah, and in other
southern localities, are lined with large
ridges of small, bitter oysters, known to
the nwvnln of those sections as "raccoon oys-
tr.r" Thev accnmolate with wonder
ful rapidity, and not unfreqnently form
in th channels whereon the small
steamers plying in those waters get aground.
At low tide the tops ot tnese nages axe uui
of water, and the oysters have taken their
name from the fact that raccoons at such
times come down from the wsod3 to eat
them. They are a wily bivalve, and much
better than a steel-trap for capturing rao-
ons. In rowing from appoo cut, James
Island, opposite Charleston, to r-disto
Island, a distance ot atjont wry miia, a
have seen as many as lour coons upon
whose claws the oysters had lorecloeeo, to
hold firmly nntil the rising tide drowned
Raccoon Oysters. The City of Lima.
A rorresnondeni traveling in Tern says
that Lima has aoout 150,000 inhabitants
and looks like an European city. It
lighted by gas, and has water works, street
cars, hacks and all the modern improve
ments. The stores, nearly all owned by
foreigners, are many of them magnificent.
But the greatest financial depression exists.
The currency Is sufficiently inflated, to suit
the most extravagant greenbacker.
Although a silver producing country, there
is no silver. The metallic currency
nickel, the largest piece being a real, one
f.nth of a dollar, and it is the size of our
five cent nicktl coin. meaio, or uaii
real, (on twentieth of a dollar,) is only
one-third the Bue of the reaL There are
no silver dollars no silver of any denom
ination. It haa all crawled away to hide,
Ttv. tiivi.HA TiVntv of cawr money. The
' , 1 lf
price of paper ia exorbitantly high. They
have Cinciaiuti and Et Louis beer at
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TO BORBOvV M05EY.
Section 1 Be it ordained by the Couni! of th
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N.H. Aims B. F. EEE50N,
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iv.taate In the Town ef HI!Ubroneh, County of
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74. degrees West, to Evacs 6rreet; thence witn
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nomler 475 in Lemon's Addition to the Towa ot
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Evsds Street (otherwise Jonurtfon srr?et aud
said Aliey, to the place of banning. Bern? pt't
of Out Lot number 4', in Paid Towu of HiilM
oogh, aa known and designated on the recorded
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merest at 8 per cent, from December SMh, W.
Saiu Petition alo axks for judgment against th
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181, and, t nat on said day th-a siiriif of uni t
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real estate. fc ZaS,
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