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3327ULg: Store. Citizens' Naticaal Eank OF HILLSBOROUGH, OHIO. CAPITAL SI 00,000 SURPLUS 20,000 Directors. DAVID NOBLE, J. C. GKEOrt, WILLIAM ;oTT. ELIA8 OVERMAN, J J. PUUSLEV, F. I. !U -MUAKShK, Jons L. WKST. Officers. J. C. GREW, President. WILLIAM SCOTT, Vice-President. C. M. OVERMAN, Cashier. O. S. PRICE, Assistant Cashier. Does a Genera! Banking and Exchange Business. iau29yl She yigliluut Tctrs IIUXSBOROVilIi OHIO. THURSDAY, JANUARY 6. 1831. TOWN AND COUNTRY. TOWN AND COUNTRY. E. L. BOARDMAN,---LOCAL EDITOR. Miss Jennie Parker, of Leesburg, waa in the city last Friday. Mr. J. W. Overman, of Kew Holland 0 is visiting relatives in this city. Mis Cora Bell, of this city, received with friends at St. Louis, on ew lear s. The Council say that the scales in front of the Court Houss on High street must be retnoveJ- Mr. Burch Amen and Miss Jenny Barry epent last Sunday at Leesburg, with Miss Laura Hough. Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Newby have gone to housekeeping, at Mrs. Sams' residence, on North street. Miss Emma Doggett, of this city, re ceived on New Year's with Mit-a Cora Wil liaius, of New Vienna. A gentleman named Hill has just put up a large advertising card of the Hillsboro merchants in the Post Office. Postmaster Patterson and his daughters. Misses Mattie and Maggie, spent New Year's with relatives in Cambridge. "Last week was one of the coldest we have ever had in this latitude. The mer cury was below icro five mornings in suc cession. Another snow fell Mouday night and this morning (Tuesday), and from present indications the slcigliing is good for some time yet. Saturday was a booming day for busi ness, and our merchants were well pleased with the way trade opened up for the new vear. -1 The severe cold weather of Thursday froze up the locomotives on both railroads, and the morning trains did not arrive until late in the evening. It was reported on Wednesday of last week that two children had frozen to death the night before, but it fortunately proved to be without foundation. About 40 head of horses changed hands Saturday at the usual range of prices. Murphy Bros., Baldwin Bros, and Stillmaa were the principal buyers. Some of our citizens think they have not been getting full weight from the coal dealers, and Council has passed an ordi nance providing for a city weigher. There has been considerable complaint of coal thieves about the M. & C. depot during this severe weather, and the servi ces of anight watchman have been employ ed. Mr. It. G. Rhoades, whose illness was mentioned last week, is very low, and it is feared he cannot recover. His mother, who was at Paducah, ha3 been telegraphed for. A dog jumped through one of Kibler & Herron's large plate glass doors last week, and they have filled the sash with a sheet of iron, bearing an appropriate inscrip tion. The is some talk of organizing another lodge of Odd Fellows in this city, as the present one is becoming too large. The Order is certainly in a prosperous condi tion. Mr. J. H. Erviu and wifeK of Tuscola, Ills., left lor home last Friday, after a pleasant visit of three weeks to their cousin, Mr. R. S. Evans, of East Walnut street. The Masonic fraternity of this place will hold their annual Reunion Friday evening, Jan. 21st, 1SS1. Owing to lim ited spacethe invitations will be necessari ly limited. A small party of young- gentlemen and ladies were entertained at Mr. James Pat terson's on New Year's eve, who watched the old year out and the new year in. It was an impromptu affair. jfm Evans' horse, which was hitched to a sleigh, ran sway Monday evening, on West Main street, and dumped him out in the snow, but fortunately he waa not in jured. The sleigh was badly demolished. The second "Assembly" did not assem ble last Friday evening as was expected, but was indefinitely postponed on account of the weather. It is probable that the next one will be held nt some private resi dence. Engineer Robt. Duffcy is indeed a faith ful officer. During the cold weather last week he'slept at the engine house, forjfear he conld not hear the bell at his residence on West Walnut street. It would have been a terible time for a fire. The"b'hoys"had an immense time on the streets last Friday evening New Year's eve. After ringing the bells they took a turn around town, firing shooting-crackers, breaking the necks off the &c. The racket kept up until almost day-light. Philip Phillips missed connections and did not arrive to sing last Thursday eve ning. He sent a dispatch to refund the money for tickets purchased, and send all bills to Cincinnati. The News has a few complimcntaries, which we will dispose of at half price, yes, cheaper than that. Mr. Noah Glascock, of Paint township, one of the old pioneers of the county, died on Monday evening at his son-in-law's resi dence, Mr. Win. Patton, of general debili ty and old age. He was 80 years old The funeral will be held at New Boston to morrow (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock A. M. An accident occurred to our power press last Saturday afternoon, as our outside forms were being worked off, which it will require several days to repair, by the "re construction" of the broken parts of the machine. We are under obligations to Messrs. Marshall & Hough, of the Ga zette, for the use of their press, by ""which we were enabled to issue our paier as usual, "on time." CHEAPEST READING EVER OFFERED. FEEED. TWO GOOD NEWSPAPERS ONE YEAR AND TWO PREMIUM BOOKS WORTH $1, ALL FOR $2.40. We call ppecial attention to our club bing arrangement with the Cincinnati Weekly Commercial, (particulars of which will be found in another column.) By this arrangement we are enabled to send the News and the Commercial both one year for only$2.40, in advance, and a valu able Pi-emium Book vrilh each paper. You can take your choice of the 11 different books offered by the publishers of the Commercial, and you also get with the News our valuable premium book, "The Home Guide," both books sent postage free. The Commercial was by all odds the most effective advocate of the election of Gen. Garfield among all the Cincinnati papers, and perhaps did more than any other pa per in the West towards achieving the grand Republican victory in November. It is in every respect a first-class journal, and the Weekly is just the paper for farm ers, who want to keep posted in the news of the day, the markets, political events, &e. &c. Only think of getting two good news- f TT papers your county paper ipr uome News, and a first-class, large Cincinnati Weekly, both for $2.40, with two books worth $ 1.00 thns really giving you both papers for $1.40, or less than the regular price of the News alone. Roll in names and money. Subscriptions to either paper can begin at any time. Address Editoh News, Hillsboro, O. . Jan. 6, 18S1. ' tf The News acknowledges the receipt of Mr. n. L. Brid wells New Year's Card, of his own design and execution.. Like all of his work with the brush it ia novel and handsome. Miss Viola Zink, of Willettsville, who has been spending the holidays with rela tives in town, returned home on New Year's dav. We have been thrown Bo muca behind by the accident to our press, coming in con nection with the New Year's holiday, that we are compelled to leave out some of our correspondence and the Teachers' Exami nation Questions, this week. We hope to oatch up ana be all right again before our nextissua. ' -. ' ; " " I. O. F. Installation. Denutv Grand Master E. A. Mosier. of New Petersburg, installed- the following officers of Lafayette Lodge in this city Monday evening: J. L. West, N. G.; Dr. B. F. Holmes, V. G. ; J. W. Boies, Secretary?- Cel. W. H. Glenn, Presideut; Michael Haller, O. S. Bar Meeting. On "Monday evening last, at the Court House, there waa a Bar meeting held. t which arrangements were made for a Bar banquet, to be held at the Kramer House, on Friday evening next. This will be but the inauguration of a number of banquets in the year to come, and so it was determined to make this one mod est in its pretensions. The other judges of this judicial subdivision, and the pro prietors of the Hillsboro papers are to be invited as guests on this occasion. The Committee of Arrangements have not yet reported the order of proceedings. A Fine Monument. Messrs. Hanlon & Lemon, the marble men, have just turned out one of the finest ecesof work ever done in southern Ohio, which is iu deed a credit to their establish ment. It is an elegant monument, made of blue American marble, for the wife of Mr. John Alexander, of Fincastle, Brown co. We called to examine it on Monday last. The monument is 10J feet high, and is sur mounted by a beautiful urn and plinth. The cap is of the Roman style and of beau tiful design. The lettering aud carving are evidences of the superior workmanship of these gentlemen. The lettering was done by Mr. Lmon, and the carving by Mr. Haalon. The entire monument weighs 12,000 pounds and cost $000. This firm, although comparatively a new ons, is dj ing a large amount of work, and it all gives atisfaction . .. i - . . i Teachers' Certificates. At the meeting of the Board of School Examiners on Saturday, Jan. 1st, 1881, thirty-six applicants were enrolled, and certificates issued as follows: ' - ' Fob Six Months Anna Nesbitt, Lizzie Gibson, Cora Gibson, Jennie Morrow, Marion B. Williams, Frank S. Woodman- sie, Charle3 A. Woodmansie,Chas. A. Wil kin, John 6. Carlisle, James R. Caplinger, H. C. Pearce, Cbaa. E. Shaw, Chan, L. De- bass, Emanuel Roiish, Wm. C. Adams, Ada Sanders, Jennie Knight, S. A. Turner 18. ' For T wf.lveMonths Wm, A. Cumber land, Laura Hudson, Anna Easton, Meita Williams, Lenna Simpson, W.: E. Roush, II am. E. Wilkin, Sampson Reno Jr. 8. ' I certify the above to be Correct," IL S. DOGGETT, Clerk. The Growth of the Farmers' Alliance. This farmers' movement is attracting widespread attention among the farmers both East find West. The publisher of The Western Rural has secured the organi zation of a National Alliance,' which through its Secretary is sending out hun dreds of charters authorizing the organiza tion of local Alliances in all parts of the country. For full particulars about the movement send for free copy of the West ern Rural, Chicago. The Rural is boldly advocating measures Sot the purpose of preventing the adulteration of the food products of our country. This adultera tion is not only fraudulent, but it is threat ening the health of our people, and is de structive to legitimate, production and trade. The Rural" expects to accomplish this together with other reforms, which will be of great benefit to agriculture, through this organized effort. ' , Court. This (Tuesday) morning, at" 10 o'clock, the January Term of Court opened, with Ju Lye Suitl on the bench. On calling the ciyil docket, qaitea number'of" caes ap peared, -a. have been dismisseiLand settled, and a large number are ready for trial, so that there is every prospect, of a consider able reduction of the docket at this term The Grand Jury were charged by the Court at 2 p. ni. The charge waa brief and to the point. One matter to which the Judge called attention seems to us worthy of note, via., the practice of carrying con cealed weapons. This Judge Steel con demned very emphatically,but congratulat ed the jury' upon the fact that there was no case to go before them, so far as he knew, of violence to the person. The Grand J ury retired at 2:40 p. m. The remainder of the week will be de voted to motions, demurrers and the set tlement of law questions generally. Last Saturday afternoon Dan'l Rhoades, one of the alleged Brushcreek barn-burners, who was surrendered by his bail on the 10th sof December ai)d went to jail, got bail in the suiri of $800, Cary A. Eas ter going on his bond. His trial is set for Monday next." ne was in town to-day (Tuesday) busily engaged in preparing for his defense. The trial will probably last two weeks. NEW YEAR'S. A LIST OF THE LADIES WHO RECEIVED. Joutrace anj tie callers were well pleased with The old custom of receiving calls was not very generally observed in Hillsboro last Saturday, only a few of the ladies re ceiving, but those who were at home, gave their gentlemen friends an elegant enter tainment. As it was stock sale day, the gentlemen were unable to call until eve ning, but about six o'clock they started out in sleighs in force, and succeeded in making the rounds before mid-night. The callers were mostly young men, very few of the married gentlemen venturing out. Beginning at the West end, we below give a list of the places visited: Mrs. Jos. H. Richards and daughter, Miss Lizzie, assisted by Miss Jessie Reece, received at the Richards mansion. They received a large number of calls, and the entertainment was indeed an elegant one, The refreshments were served in the li brary, and the table presented a beautiful appearance, the center being ornamented with a pyramid of tropical fruits. The ladies entertained in fine style and we can, assure them their effort were heartily ap preciated by the gentlemen. Mrs. L. B. Boyd and Mrs. Col. Barger nee Miss Sallie Boyd, received at Mr. J. M. Boyd's residence cn West Walnut street. Their refreshments. were served in the par lor, and were of excellent quality. The ladies entertained with their usual ease and their reception. Mrs. Ulric Sloane, Mrs. Cyrus Newby and Miss Jennie Barry, received at Mr. Sloane's residenee. Mrs. Sloane and Mrs. Newby appeared in full evening dress and Miss Barry in an elegant black silk. The refreshments were served in the back par lor and the callers were seated at the table. The bill of fare consisted of quite a varie ty of good things, to which the gentlemen did full justice. Miss Lillie Smith, of East Main street with Miss Annie Pugsley, was at home, and received quite a number of calls. Al though there were no refreshments, the gentlemen were highly entertained at Miss Smith's. Miss Cora Patterson, Miss Lucy Wood row and Miss May Johnson, of Leesburg, were at home at Dr. W. S. Patterson's res idence, and gave their gentlemen friends a cordial welcome. They made it pleasant for all who called, and their card receiver contained as many cards as any of the la dies who received. At Mr. James Patterson's, there was quite a gay party of young ladies, and a number of the gentlemen made it a point to call there last, and spend the remainder of the evening. It had been announced that the ladies would only be at home, but refreshments were served and the enter tainment was a royal one. Mrs. Patter son did the honors of the house in her usu al graceful manner. The young ladies present were Misses Annie, Ella and Lida Patterson, Miss Lizzie Renick, of Circle ville, Miss Lizzie Nelson and Mb Nettie Van Winkle. A number of the callers re mained until near mid-night, and spent a very pleasant evening. Miss Jennie Scott, of West Main street, was at home to her gentlemen friends dur ing the evening, and entertained in her us ual hospitable manner. Owing to the fact that it was not generally known that she was at home, a number of the gentlemen who were out did not call. The above comprises the list of ladies who'received as near, as we have been able tcPkscertain. There may have been other ladies at home, but as it had not been pub licly announced the gentlemen were not aware of it. We are gratified to note that the old custom was not allowed to pass in Hillsboro entirely unobserved, and we trust that on next New Year's the custom of receiving will be general, and the gen tlemen will have an opportunity to meet all of their lady friends. CITY COUNCIL. REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY EVENING. COUNCIL CHAMBER, Jan. 3, 1881. Council met in regular session, all pres ent. . - : The scales situated on North High street were ordered removed. An Ordinance was passed, to regulate the sale of stone coal, all sales to be by weight. An Ordinance was passed, authorizing the Finance Committee to borrow money for corporation purposes. The Light Committee were authorized to have the gas street lamps repaired that need it. - . The following bills were presented and allowed : J. P. Ervin and others for work repair ing streets $48 2j Peter G. Thompson, Books for Pub. Library 18 55 Hillsboro Gas Light Co.gas for streets and Public Building for three months ending Dec. 31st, 1880.... 8G7 90 B. F. Beeson, one month Mayor.... 8 33 N. H. Avres, " " Clerk.. 12 50 M. It. Wilietts," " " Marshal-. 50 00 Ezi a Stevenson," " Police 48 00 J. G. Lyle, " " " 48 00 R. J. Dufi'ey, " Engineer of fiire engine 50 00 J. 15. Rowe, " " Stoker 8 33 R. Dodson.i day's work on street... 63 . No other business transacted.' Council adjourned. N. H. AYRES, Clerk. I Cheap Pianos. " We desire to call the attention of our readers to the Grand Holiday Offer of the Mendelssohn Piano Company, whose ad vertisement appears elsewhere. This Com pany offers an $8j0 Square Grand Piano, 3 stringed 7 J octaves, in a handsome rose wood case, for only $24-5, also many other styles of Pianos and Organs at great bar gains for the Holidays, including sheet music at one-third price. These pianos, including Grand, Square end Upright, made one of the finest dis plays at the Centennial Exhibit ion , and were unanimously recommended for the Diploma of Honor and Medal of Merit. The Mesdelssohs Piano Co. are first to do a general business with the purchaser direct, saving him more Oian oiie-half the price charged by other first-class makers. This saving is made by doing away away with the Agency System, and giving the people the Pianos at Wholesale or Agency prices. We would recommend any of our read ers who have any idea of ever buying a piano or organ, to send for their Illus trated and Descriptive Catalogues, which will be mailed free to all. Delicate Woman. Cares of female weakness, delicate and enfeebled constitution, and those suffering with Stomach, Liver and Kidney com plaints, will find Electric Bitters a speedy and certain cure. The sick and prostrated should rejoice that such a reliable remedy is placed within their reach. Health and happiness will surely follow where Elec tric Bitters are used. For sale by SEY BERT & CO. Price only fifty cents. dec9tmyl8chw MARRIED. BONNER liEUCLER By J. P. Snrbcr, Esq., at his reaideuce in Whiteoak Township, Doc. 25, lssu, Mr Edward Sooner to Misa Mary Bender. TOLL. SMITH At the residence of Abner Sinlih, m-ar Leeaburg, O.. Dec.'SO, 1880, by Rev. J. I. Tajirsrt, Mr. Isaac V. Toll and Misa Lenora Smith. ' ' " [For the News. THE "ASSEMBLY." "OLD MOTHER HUBBARD'S" OPINION. OF IT. EXPRESSED IN BOTH PROSE AND VERSE. SOMETHING FOR SOCIETY PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT. In order to make the following commu nication intelligible, a few words of expla nation may be'necessary. The "Assembly" is a social organization or dancing club, which met for the first time Thanksgiving evening at City Hall. Shortly afterwards Borne of the members of the churches waited on the gentlemen who were instru mental in its organization and requested them to have no more meetings of the "Assembly," as'dancing wa3 against the rules of the church, &c. A second meet ing has not yet been held, but probably will be before the winter is over. Ed. Yoa mnst wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear, I am going to the party, If dear father does not care. My bean is tall and handsome, dearest Charlie la my swell, He Is worshipped by the ladiea, and I am inch a bell. Let poor Robin go to thunder ; I am tired of aoch a bore,' I do not care to see. him, fell him, mother, never more. They call me cruel, mother; yot I dont car wh l they ay, For I'm going with dear Charlie to the Ball Thanksgiving day. Oh, methinka I hear the mnaic of that lovely lovely band, And I'm gliding in the Raqnet, while I press dear Charlie's hand. My blood begins to cnrdle ; "dont you know" t Is navy blue T And I feel so very funny that I don't know what to do. I sleep so very soundly, Ma, that I shall sever wake. If you do not call me early, when you first put on he steak, Eave the aauaage and the coffee steaming by the Utchen Ire, Tet If dear Charlie smells them, Ma, I think I shall expire. So, do wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear, I am going to the party, if dear father doea not care. My bean is tall and baDdaome ; dearest Charlie la my swell ! He truly Is masher ! And you know I am. the belle I They called an extra session not of Congress, however and decided to warn the lambs of the flock that they had gone astray. "You shall have no more of those wicked Assemblies; they are vile means of amusement 1" So they said to one of the chief workers of iniquity. "We will not," he replied; yet, he thought, what harm can there be in a lit tle simple amusement, where nothing more wicked than the waltz and the raquet are indulged in? Yet they had done their duty in warning these wilful children of sin; and what sweeter morsel could just men roll under their tongues than "we will?" "If you make me a promise, dear Madam, I shall be on time, and expect the same of you. If you promise me the hand of your daughter, I will buy my swallow-tail and expect to wear .it at 8 o'clock on such an evening." "But young men are not all like you ; and when under the intoxicating influence of the belles of society, they are fickle fel lows. Have not old men, even, been in fluenced by entreaty, when urged by beau ty? The strongest fort will yield when stormed long enough, you know. And would not Macbeth have thrown away those deadly daggers, and enjoyed a quiet sleep the remainder of the night, if Lady M. had not literally thrust him into Dun can's room ? "Infirm of purpose ! Give nt the dagger 1" She whispered aloud, "you know the rest. And you are also aware that if the Assem bly is given in a private parlor we will have our handsome dresses ruined, then it would not be so 'swell' (e)ither. So if you mean to give something to please every one of us, why, de-ar George, please do not confine ns to a room ten by twelve, but hire the Hall, engage the Royal Orchestra and wax the floor a la mode." Now, dear "Mrs. Grundy," when an in nocent set of boys are thus entreated by your sex, and in . this instance it was sec onded by charms and beauty, how could you have them censured by the pillars of both churches, and not plead for them with your mellow voice ? Can you live at peace with all men and not give the lambs a loop-hole? If so, you are irreligious, and I can thus account for your husband being such a "brick." Don't you know a man always looks to a woman for religion ? Without it she is a monster; she becomes masculine, wants to vote, make speeches, or Btudy medicine. Atthough I cannot boast of as much charity as St. Paul, yet allow dear young people some liberties ; and I have not quite such a "sound of brass," or distinct tinyle of "cymbal" about me as some women, with whom I have the pleasure of meeting, daiu le monde, now and then. I permit my daughters the twelve youngest to attend the Assembly yes, even in the Hall so long as they come home by 9 o'clock ; and no young man has ever yet offered to squeeze their hands. Of the latter liberty I have no fear. The young men of Hillsboro are raised with a higher sense of propriety and morality. You are a good woman, dear Mrs. Grun dy, I really believe, in your heart, but you keep that good so deeply seated that no one ever gets a glimpse at it. And one thing I must openly accuse you of you always mistake the motives of young peo ple. If nfy beautiful daughtt.i may choose to wear tinted kids with 75 buttons, which reach above her dimpled elbows, don't call" it 'agony' and 'style.' Her love ly arms may be cold, for all you kuow. And if I decide to dress my handsome son a la U&rvard, and allow him to put on dog, don't say, if you please, Madam, that he is running through my fortune. Dear boy 1 He will double my goodly inheri tance ere he reaches manhood ; and he will found a family as lasting as the hills. He positively walks these nasty streets with a serenity of conscience promoted by adventitious millions, and these beastly pavements will be honored by the sons of Brutus, when your posterity is biting the dust which the royal children may have inadvertently shaken from their sandals. Or, if my other children grow tired of "the country" (Hillsboro) and ask to spend the long dreary months of wiuter dans la ville de Cincinnati, please don't look askance whenever you meet them at the station on their return. I did send for them to at tend your common Thanksgiving party, and they said: "OA, Bon Dieu Qu'avy vous, dear mamma? We can attend that blasted Assembly only upon one condition that you allow us to make a direct impor tation from 'down town.' These Hillaboro men are so korwid. Indeed I have blushed often ;in introducing such uncultivated, seedy fellows to one of my elegant friends. How shocking it is to be rudely accosted on "Fo'th" by some "country fellow," and be compelled to present him to a swell West End beau ! I passed through the ordea' once, and I thought I should expire." ("ITfloa, Emma!" why dost thou .put me in such a dilemma?) Now I must say good-bye! My unfortu nate young friends, I am very happy to have seen each one of your handsome faces ; yet I hope when I meet you again, it will not be at one of those wicked As semblies. Not that object to such inno cent amusement ; but I dislike so much to have you 'blessed' by your worthy seniors, whose knee joints have become too stiff to appreciate the virtues of a waxed floor. Don't grow angry; and do not, for the world use a big D. 1 That would be awfully awful, and yon would never catch any fish. Bear your disappoint ment like brave little kids, and each one of you shall have a fine box of candy on Christmas morning. OLD MOTHER HUBBARD. Thanks. Will Shade, our Carrier Boy, desires to return his thanks through the columns of the News, for the very liberal patronage he received on New Year's day. Nearly al' our subscribers purchased an Address, and Will is about $20 richer than he was no Saturday morning. . A very acceptable "New Year'g gift" Shooting Affray. Bill Barrere and Sol. Hadsnn, Jr., got into a fuss on the plank walk, on West Main street, last. Saturday evening, for which they were arresied and arraigned in Police Court this morning (Tuesday). A charge of disorderly conduct and using fire-arms inside the Corporation waa pre ferred against Barrere, who pleaded guilty and was fined $3 and costs, amounting to $8. Hudson was also charged with shoot ing in the Corporation, but his examination was continued until Wednesday, at 10 o'clock. Hudson claims that Barrere com menced cursing him without provocation and fired several shots at him, while Bar rere claimed that Sol,fired at him, and showed a small bole in the leg of his trousers, which he claimed was made by Sol's little gnn. - ANOTHER CHANGE OF TIME ON THEM. &C. RAILROAD. Another change of time went iuto ef fect on the M. A C. railroad Monday morning, which is much more convenient for Hillsboro. The morning train now leaves here at 8:10 instead of 7:15, and there is no wait at Blanchester. Passen gers for the east on the morning train con nect with No. 3, at Blanchester, which stops at all stations east of Blanchester. The night train, leaving here at 7:20, now runs only on Wednesday and Saturday eve nings, and makes direct connection at Win chester with the New York Express. Pas engers taking the late train SJ Cincinnati for Hillsboro at 7:20, arrive here at 9:50, but it should be borne in mind that it only runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays. THE NARROW GAUGE. NEW TIME TABLE LAST MONDAY. Superintendent Feikc has issued a new time table, taking effect last Monday. The trains now run as follows: GOING SOUTH. Trains Leave Cin. Exp. Cin. Aco. Hillsboro .....4 30 a m 12 30 p m Danville Pike 4 42 ... 12 42 ... Shackelton'a 4 50 ... 12 50 ... Cochran's 6 01 ... 1 01 ... Straightout. 5 09... 1 09... Coffman's 5 15 1 15 ... Taylorsville... -5 22 ... 1 22 ... Mourytown .5 3G ... . 1 36 ... Arr Sardinia-. ........ 6 00 ... . 2 00 ... Arr Cincinnati 9 10 ... 6 45 ... COMING NORTH. Leave Cincinnati'...- 4 10 p m Leave Sardinia 8 00 a m 7 15 ... Mourytown .8 23 ... 7 40 ... Taylorsville -8 37 ... 7 53 ... Coffman's .........8 44 ... 8 01 ... Straightout 8 50 ... 8 07 ... Cochran's ...8 58 ... 8 15 ... Shackleton'a 9 09 ... 8 26 ... Danville Pike :.9 17 ... 8 34 ... Arr Hillsboro 9 30 .. 8 45 ... Half-past 4 in the morning is a pretty early hour to get np and start on a jour ney, but yoa reach Cincinnati more than 3 hours earlier than by the standard gauge. THE WEEK OF PRAYER. TOPICS FOR EACH EVENING DURING THE WEEK. The week of prayer began last Sunday, and services will be held each evening this week at the Presbyterian church. Below are the topics to be considered : Sabbath, January 2d Prayer for the special presence and power of the Holy Ghost in the churches. - . . . Monday, January 8d Thanksgiving for the mercies of the year, with eoaiession , of sin, and humiliation before God. Tuesday, January 4th The family, Subbath and common schools, seminaries of learning, and all associations designed to promote the intellectual and splritnal good of the youth of our land. Wednesday, January 5th Our country and its rulers, the work of home missions and the extension of the church. Thursday, January 6th The mission work of the church among unevangelixed nations, woman's work for woman among the heathen, and the removal of all obsta cles to the progress of the Gospel over the world. Friday, January 7th The prevalence of righteousness, temperance, peace and religious liberty throughout all nations, Christian work among seamen, and all ef forts to give the world a sound and health ful literature. Saturday, January 8th The Church, its ministry and institutions, revivals of re ligion, and the outpouring of the Spirit upon all tlesh. Sabbath, January 9th The Kingship of Christ. All are invited. W. J. McSURELY, Pastor Posbyterian Church. Local Option. The Local Option Convention, called for last Saturday, at City Hall, failed to mate rialize, only about 15 or 20 persons being present, consequently no business was at tempted, and the meeting did not even or ganize. Mr. Calderwood, of Columbus, who was to have addressnd the Convention, was on hand, but did not speak, and was no doubt much surprised to see such a de cided failure of a Temperance meeting in Hillsboro the far-famed "Cradle of the Crusade." The failure may be attrlbnted, doubtless, chiefly to the cold weather, and also in some degree to the fact that the day was a holiday, and people generally preferred to spend it at home, or in visit ing their neighbors. We hope the friends of Local Option will not be discouraged, but push the work of circulating petitions throughout the County, and return them, filled with names, by the 10th inst. to Jos. E. Marks, Esq., Chairman of Committee, Hillsboro, so that they can be sent to Co lumbus in time for the State Convention of the 12th and 13th. At the regular Sunday afternoon Tempe- erance meeting at City Hall,,Tudge Thomp son offered the following, which was unan imously adopted: Resolved, That any and all male and fe male advocates of the Temperance cause in this county, who can attend the State Temperance Convention at Columbus, on the 12th and 13th January, 1881, be and they are hereby requested to attend such Convention as Delegates, and that they report their names through J. L. Board man, of Hillsboro, Vice-President of the State Temperance Alliance, for Highland county. As the time is short, we advise delegates to report at once to.Rev. L. U. Snead, Co lumbus, O., so aa to secure reduced R, R. fare &o. Local Option. C. & M. RAILROAD. A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE NEWS CALLS ON PRESIDENT BELL, WHO MAKES A CONCISE STATEMENT OF HOW THE WORK IS PROGRESSING, AND EXPLAINS THE TRUE STATE OF AFFAIRS IN BROWN COUNTY. ALL TOWNS ALONG THE LINE WILL BE ABLE TO RAISE THEIR QUOTA. SHALL WE LOSE THE ROAD BY HILLSBORO'S INACTION? Desiring to keep our readers posted as to the progress of the work on the rail road we called on Mr. Bell on his return from the Northern end of the line last Saturday, and asked what progress was be ing made in the work in that direction, and were informed that everything was lovely. He had attended meetings at Milledgeville, Jeffersonville and Mt. Ster ling during the week, and subscriptions were being obtained at each of these places of a very liberal character. At the little station of Milledgeville, the books were opened at the meeting Monday night, and that being an extremely cold night, only a few farmers could be present, yet there was a subscription of $5,000 obtain ed, and they have the best workers there of any place on the line. Mr. J. L. Per- singer is a whole team and a strong friend of the road. Probably the greatest and most important results were obtained at the Mt. Sterling meeting. Here all were in a state of despair ; the friends had lost confidence, and begged to have the sum as signed them reduced. They were inform ed that this could not be done; that they had the wealth, and would enjoy greater advantages from building the road than any other community, and they must do their duty. The meeting was held and re sulted very satisfactorily. After the speeches were made one of the leading citizens, who was previous to the meeting in the deepest of the slough of despond ency, jumped up and proposed to double hie subscription, making it $2,000. To this offer there was a general response of the whole andience, with only a few excep tions, and the exceptions from small sub scribers who had already given all they were able, This change of affairs was so agreeable and unexpected that congratu lations were the order of the day, and all feel that Mt. Sterling will be all right. We asked Mr. Bell if he desired to say anything about the southern end of the line, and he said the prospects there were better than ever before; that a harmonious line had been struck and there was more genuine work being done now in that sec tion than ever before. The line via Eagle creek was the most practicable yet suggest ed, the grade could be kept as low as 50 feet to the mile, with easier curves and less work, fewer bridges, and in every way a preferable line. We called his attention'' to some articles that appeared in the Brown county papers last week, and asked him if he had any reply to make. He promptly answered "No, he had no time to engage in newspaper controversies. He was trying to aid in building the C. & M. Ry., and was only willing to co-operate in that work, but had no time or inclination for any controversy." We asked him if he had held any con versation with the members of the con struction company concerning the proposed changes in Brown county, jnd he replied that he had consulted with them fully in regard to every detail, and his action was fully indorsed and he was told to go ahead. He added that the construction company are getting impatient about the delay; they want all the time possible during this year to build the road in, and wish to close up the subscriptions as much before the time set as possible. We thought our readers would like to have a concise statement from him in re gard to the troubles ia Brown county, and so requested him to Btate what the trouble was. In reply he said that it was simply this; The leaders at Georgetown and Ripley wanted the road to be located via George town. That he was perfectly willing to co-operate in building the road via that village, but reserved to himself the privi lege of assisting in building the the road, if that line should prove to be impractica ble. To this proposition the zealous workers in those villages objected, and refused to do anything unless this was done. In conclusion, we will say to the friends of the route in Hillsboro that less than a month remains for us to raise our quota, and we must be up aud doing. There is danger of the whole enterprise falling through by Hillsboro's inaction. Every other town along the line is actively at work, and there seems to be no doubt but that each eominumty will be able t3 raise tbe amounts prescribed for them. Is Hillsboro the only town on the line that will fall short? We hope not, and we trust that our citizens will give the matter their earnest attention within the next week or two and subscribe the $S ,000 necessary. A committee will be organized in the west ern part of Penn township this week, and Mr. Bell assures us that there will be no trouble in raising the $10,000 required between here and New Vienna. Remem ber, gentlemen, that the time is short, and if we are to secure the road, now is the time for action. The proposition of the con struction company must be accepted by the 3d of February. & to - LATER. There was a very satisfactory meeting of the Railroad Committee and other friends of the enterprise held at the office of the Company last Mon day evening. A report was made by President Bell of the progress of the work elsewhere, and he then called on the Committee for more en ergetic work here. To this there was a prompt and general response, that they were ready and willing to go to work at once. Gov. Hart was then-elected Chair man to serve until the regular Chairman, Mr. Scott, can attend. Meetings are to be held every evening, and sub-committees are to be appointed for each day. Dr. E. Holmes, R. T. Hough and C. H. Collins volunteered to attend a meeting at Jeffersonville this (Tuesday) evening. All frieuds of the road are earnestly in vited to these Committee meetings, at the Company's office, every evening at 7 P. M. A isw days' active work, in the. spirit of this meeting, will secure the road, . President Bell will also attend meetings at Russellville on Wednesday night of this week, and at Aberdeen and Maysville on Thursday night. Benj. Conard, R. S. Qtiinn and A. K. Johnson, were appointed a committee to co-operate with the Penn tp. local commit tee iu raising their quota of stock. County Commissioners. The Commissioners held an adjourned session last Monday, but transacted very little business, with the exception of al lowing bills. The Commissioners of the Air Line Free Turnpike, No. 32, filed their bonds as Commissioners of said road, in the sum of $1,000 each, which were accepted. Mr. George Calderwood, of Colnmbus, addressed a fine Temperance meeting at Lynchburg on Monday night, and will de liver his lecture on "Croakers," to-morrow (Wednesday) evening, at the same place. Admission only 10c. Go and hear him. Highland Co. Medical Society. The 1st annual meeting will be held at City Hall, on Thursday, Jan. 13, com mencing at 10 o'clock A. M. A full at tendance is desired. DR. R. B. GRANGER, Sec'y. Probate Court. CRIMINAL BUSINESS. State vs. Jackson Accord, petit larceny. Plea of guilty, fined $3 and costs, and to stand committed until the same be paid State vs. Jackson Accord, charge of car rying concealed weapons. Continued until Saturday, January 8th. State vs. John Boyd, assault and battery. Plea of guilty, fined $10 and costs. State vs. Geo. E. Richards, assault aud battery, plea of guilty, fined $1 and costs, State vs. A. F. Dickman et al. continued over until the first Monday in February. Seven marriage licenses have been issued since our last report. Commencing with next week, we will publish a list of all li censes issued. THE POOR. A LIBERAL RESPONSE FROM OUR CITIZENS FOR THEIR BELIEF. Thera was a good attendance of our merchants at the meeting at tbe Court House Thursday evening, called to devise some means to furnish relief for the poor of our city. Nearly every business house in the town was represented, and every body manifested a deep interest. Auditor DeBruin was elected Chairman and Dr. H. S. Fullerton Secretary. Short speeches were made by Judge Gardner, H. M. Hug gins, Esq., Uirio Sloane, Esq., Marshal Wilietts and others, and the following commiteea appointed: COMMITTEE TO BOLICIT DONATIONS. Hardin Roads, W. G. Richards, Josiah Stevenson, Lewis Holmes, J. M. Boyd, W. H. Gregg, Mrs. Dumenil, Mrs. Dr. Matthews, Mrs. IL S. Doggett, Mrs. L. B. Boyd, Mrs. V. Dill, Misses M. Barrere, Maggie Patterson and EmmaDoggett DISBURSING COMMITTEE. Dr. H. S. Fullerton, Marshal Wilietts, H. 8. Foraker, Dr. B. F. Holmes, J. Wr. Dogjett, Mrs. Beecher, Mrs. J. C. Gregg, Mrs. U. Sloane, Mrs. Dr. Sams, Mrs. J. W. Patterson, and Mrs. Chas. Oonk. Dr. Fullerton was elected Treasurer. The Committees were made permanent and instructed to co-operate with the var ious religious societies. Messrs. Holmes Bro, offered the use of their store room the Committees, and on Friday the So liciting Committee started out. They were successful beyond all expectation, and the Committee is now in receipt of funds nec essary to relieve all who are suffering. Donation of clothes, flour, bed-clothes, &c, will be received at Holmes' establishment at any time. The Disbursing Committee is actively at work, distributing coal, food, clothing, &c We are gratified to note that the work has been placed in such excellent hands, and Hillsboro deserves credit for the prompt action she has taken. The amounts subscribed will be published at some future time. Among other dona tions, Messrs. Armstrong & Boyd, agents for McClintock & Smith, received a tele gram from them Friday morning, donat ing 100 busheis of coal. ALL AROUND. WEEK'S HAPPENINGS IN THE COUNTY. INTERESTING EVENTS CHRONICLED BY OUR CORRESPONDENTS. NEWS OF THE COUNTY IN A NUT-SHELL. MARSHALL TP. Also, S. Worthington. M. D., of Mays ville, Ky., spent a portion of the holiday week, at the residence of Mr. Eli Tetn plin, near Marshall. Mr. Thomas Templin, of Maysville, Ky., dropped in on his friends last week, giving them, one and all, a most agreeable sur prise. No one is more welcome to Mar shall than he, and we hope to have him with us again at an early date. NEW BOSTON. Cold, colder, coldest. Fine sleighing, and the merry jingle of bells can be heard day and night. Rev. Hill, of the Christian church, will begin a series of meetings here, Jan. 8th. Mr. O. K. Hixson, of Foster's Crossing, Ky., has been visiting his old friends here. Rev.Gregg,of llainsboro Circuit, preach ed a Christmas sermon here the 2(iih. It was well put together. The relatives and friends of Mr. Joel Brown were startled to learu of his death at Athens, where he had been for some time under treatment. He leaves a 'wife and little daughter to mourn his loss. Rather a singular phemomenon occurred on the morning of Dec. 30th. The sun arose, having a very beautiful circle around it. There were two bright spots in the circle, almost as brilliant as the sun itself. The review of tlie fourth quarter at the M. E. Sabbath School took place Dec. 26th. The attendance was very good, and the ex ercises consisted of music (vocal and in strumental) and other appropriate exer cises, which were enjoyed by all present. Daniel F.-Maddox, of Hillsboro, made a good speech. Mattie Bumgarner presided at the organ. K. O. PRICETOWN. Stock of all kinds has suffered consider ably from the extreme cold weather. The Dramatic troup8 is making grand preparations, aud is now at work on the stage. The protracted meeting at the Christian church froze up on Wednesday night of last week. Frost has penetrated into cellars and caves and many potatoes and fruit cans have been frozen. Bob Layman, of the Pennsylvania House, is crowded with boarders. It's a good place to stop. John Colvin has at length caught the bird, and is now nestling ia the old home stead near this place. Happy New Year to all the patrons of the News! Aud now let each subscriber send in one new one. This can and should be done. There was a Sunday School Reunion at the Christian church last Saturday. Will Roush, your old correspondent, read the address. Mercury down to 30 below zero. How is that for cold? C. P. Donohoo, Beunie Faris and some others had their ears frozen, and some fingers and toes ditto. . A discussion between V. B. Custer and J. W. Pulliam on the Resurrection of the Material Body will take place soon. While I still remain ON THE WING. RAINSBORO. Protracted meeting in progress at the M. E. Church. A memorable occasion here on Christ mas day, was a large gathering of friends to celebrate the 70th birthday of Mrs. Phebe Miiburn, taking her by complete surprise. Ninety persons partook of din ner. The Rainsboro Band furnished the music. Mrs. M. is the oldest daughter of the Spargur family living ; 18 sons and daughters in all, and fifteen are still living. No wonder there are so many of them living, and hale, hearty old people. There is not a drunkard among them, and they are a kind-hearted, hospitable, sturdy, honest race, indulging io friendly visits and reunions, instead of family quarrels, Democratic always Democratic to the heart's core; but tolerant and peaceable unto those who differ with them in politics and religion. The Rainsboro Cornet Band held Musical Festival on Christmas eve and Christmas night, for the benefit of the Band. $44 was the net result a great en couragement to the Band boys, and praise worthy in the citizens of Rainsboro and vicinity. Some of the boys are already accomplished players, and the new ones are making rapid progress. At this festival, we noticed a beautiful silk flag, and learn ed that it was the nag presented to the runt iownship delegation at the political meeting addressed by the late Gov. John Brough at Hillsboro, when he was a candi date for Governor, during the war. It is in a good condition still, and highly prized Dy tne patriots of this township, as a trophy, to be cherished with loving care, and it always floats in the front, when the Republican hosts march forth to battle for God, and home, and native land. M. F. B. RUSSELL'S STATION. The Odd Fellows had a big supper last Friday night. Christmas and New Year are over, and every one, so far as we know, enjoyed the holidays. Mr. Bates and family, from near Wil mington, have been visiting friends in this vicinity. Mr. William Boatright and family also gave us a call. They returned to their home near New Vienna, on Sunday. There was a Christmas Dinner and Tree at the residence of 1. W. Uldafcer, and a number present were made to feel glad by receiving some handsome gifts. Our Band boys gave their first Concert to a publio audience last Thursday even ing, 30th inst. lhey were well patroniz ed. The boys are improving quite rapid ly. The yonng ladies of our school called upon their teachers, Messrs. Roush and Strange, Christmas Eve, and gave them a very pleasant surprise. The Band boys also participated, and made moat excellent music. WINCHESTER. Miss Ella Steen and Mr. Wm. Blake were married Dec. 22d. The Winchester Band boys looked gay iu their new uniform Christmas eve. Two Christmas trees at Winchester Christmas eve, and both were a success. Prof. Clark, of the Winchester Normal School, has dismissed his school for the holidays. C. L. Roberts is in Adams county again. visiting friends, after an absence of some time in the West. We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Catharine Blair, after an illness of about 11 days, of pneumonia. John Renoe is back to old Highland again from the West, after an absence of about two years. He has also been in this (Adams) county. Mrs. Amanda Roberts is still very low, with cancer. C. W. B. OHIO STATE NEWS. A Twc-TEAB-OLD child of Edward McElroy, near Unionville, fell into a kettle of boning water and was literally cooked. Jacob Hchttltsl of Wooster. tried to commit suicide by shooting, but the bail glanced off his skull and did no aerious damage. Mahtth PaiTCHARD has been arrested at Ironton charged with the murder of David Speers near Burlington, last falL. Jacob Cokkle. a farmer azed seventy-seven years old living near Cumberland, waa frozen to death while feeding his stock December 30. All the coal miners in Hocking Valley are oa a strike, demanding pay twice a month. It is atated that the operators will not concede to the demand. Misa Ltdia A Hex residm? near Millers- bnrg, attempted suicida by cutting ber throat, and very nearly succeeded. She will bs takan to an msans asylum. Wm. Meteb, son of Jacob Meyer, or w arren, while rabbit hunting, discharged his gun acci dentally, the entire charge lodging in his breast and injuring him fatally. Jacob Fabison. seed about forty-five, living near Dunkirk, was found in hia orchard frozen to death, where it is supposed he was overcoms by the cold and feiL lie leaves a wife and four children. A A HmxLE, a farmer living near Findlay, has applied for a divorce from his wife, Martha, charging her with neglect of duty. The pah have lived together in comparative harmony for over twenty years. At Steubenville, James B. Henry is held in the sum of tooO for trying to kill ona Dr. Bchooley, Christmas Eva. Dr. Schooley is held in the turn of tl.000 for shooting a man named Buckingham. Buckingham will die. O. W. JLkatz, of Eicksville, Defiance County, was stopped by highwaymen, near the depot at Defiance, and at the "point of two revolvers, waa compelled to hand over his money, tilo. Ths highwaymen then let him go his way. Widow Naxci AirrHoirr, living two miles west of W eaten, had her house catch fire Fri day night about nine o'clock, consuming all the contents and burning a son of hers, asont fourteen years old, and a daughter of her sia ter, about twelve years old, to death. Kecehtlt John L. Wood, a wealthy lumber dealer of Cleveland, was waylaid late at night, and robbed of $1,400. Last week JoBephFitzsim mons, a young man of Cincinnati, gave him self up, stating that he committed ths deed, and that his conscience bothered him to such an extent that he wanted to suffer tbe penalty of the law. A xespxctjlblx looking woman about twenty sight years old, stopped at the house of a farmer named Cleveland, near Bronson, and asked to stay all night Her condition elicited the sympathy of the family, and at midnight she gave birth to a boy baby. She was without money, and refused to give any information concerning her history, further than the state ment that she is a married woman (which is doubted), and got off a train going East. J. R. Johxsox, an unmarried man, about twenty-six years of age, was killed while en gaged at work at the United States Boiling Stock Shops at Urbana. With other employes, b was removing several piles of scantling. When commencing on a fresh pile that was ricked in the manner of piling scantling, it be gan to totter, and in ordur to keep it from fall ing Johnson braced himself against the rick, when his feet slipped from under and tha scant ling fell upon him, crashing his head and mashing in his breast. He died in a few min utes after ths accident. :iAx examining Court at Napoleon, in the eass of ex-Governor Scott, charged with shoot ing the young man Drary, has found a verdict of mnrder in the first degree. Scott acknowl edged the commission of the crime readily, but e&id Drnry was belligerent and Uied to prevent him from taking his son Arkie home with him to the hoteL He fired the shot on the impulse of the moment, and Without a thought of ths terrible consequences. His attorney has given the Prosecuting Attorney notice demanding a re-examination hef ore a re-examining Court. At St. Clairsville, George Wier shot and kill ed Sterling Biggs in cold blood. Biggs had turned State s evidence in a burglary case on Wier and a man named Downing, in November, and the trial waa set for December 15, but was continued until the February term of court. Wier, Biggs and several others were standing npon the street in front of Patterson's drug tore, when Wier said, "I may have to go to ths Penitentiary for five years, and that's tin auss of it," pointing to Rigga, and instantly drew a revolver and shot hha down. Isaac A Kubt, of North Liberty, has bean arrested on an affidavit mads by Solomon Smith, charging him with embezzling 46,000. H was brought before ths Mayor and bound over to Court in the sum of 1 1,000. Several years ago twenty farmers of Pike Township formed a Joint Stock Grangers' Association and started a general store in North Liberty, plac ing Ruby m oharge thereof." He failed to make the necessary report to the Association, and turned less money into the treasury than ths large business of the store warranted; conse quently Smith, one of the Directors, had him arrested for embezzlement, as above stated. A raEiOHT train at Tiffin pulled out without orders from ths C. S. A 0. depot when ths passenger mail from the south was already due, and a terrible collision occurred jast outsids ths city limits. Both engines were completely deetroyed, as they, with the baggage car and two freight ears, were burned up. Ths flra man of the passenger engine, Wm. Woodberry, was killed outright; Wm. Caoh, baggage-master, slightly injured; Bob Hayler, engineer, badly bruised about the limbs and hurt inter nally; Express Messenger Elwel, one leg brokea and badly bruised! Dave Stewart, mail agent, arm dislocated; Mrs. Anna Chany, of San. dusky City, was the only passenger injured, re ceiving severs cuts on ths temple. Investiga tion reveals the fact that ths engineer, Cham berlain, on the freight was drunk, and his con ductor was sound asisep, and never knew ths train had pulled out. All mail and sxpresf matter, with the exception of the safs, wej burned. The baggage was saved. f 4 4 "My life'pald a grateful lady, 'had been one of intense suffering aud misry until cured of a dibfig- I ureing scrofulous humor by the Cuticura Reme- j diea." Ask your Druggists about them tf troub led with itching and scalv humors. Catarrh Complete and infallible treatment for $i.Hi. Kk for i-UNRoRD.a Kadiual Cure, each ptickvge of which contaiua one bottle of Radical Ct'KK. oue box'of Catrrhhal Rb"olvent aud one t Imhuovrd Inbai.ro. All for ft. CO. jan7rlchgruD&co. I 5 I COLUMBUS NOTES. It is proposed to have girls emplnred ai pae in the Ohio Lsjialature at its couniig Be Sion. Tss opening of the New Year witnessed scarcely the face of a single ttateaman in till city. A srsoifo effort will donbtless be made ear!; this session of the Legislature to remove tin County seat of Belmont County from St. Clairs yiiie to Esiltire. Tax eoal minri of the Hocking Valley, who recently went on a s-trike, demanding pay iirice a month, have most of them gone to work again. Jcdoi Silas N. Fields was denied payment by the Auditor of Stat of extra pay allowed him as Aaaistant Sergeant-at-arms of the Senate soma years ago. PaTEB Odell, a confidence swindler of con siderabls notoriety, and said to be the inventoi f the game of three-card-monte as it is now played, is in jail on suspicion. Goveskob Fosteb has reappointed C. H. Orosvsnor Trnatee of the Soldiers' and fiai'orj' Orphans' Home, the poaition he resigned while running for Presidential Elector. Tbebe is a collection of specimens of tin various kinds of wood fonnd in Ohio at tbe of fics of the Secretary of the State Board of Ag riculture. About ninety varieties are repre sented. It is reported that one of the attorneys in the Suragne divorce caa is ia C'oliinibna locking after the past history of Kate Cluue Spragne, and endeavoring to find something that may accrue to the bencnt of the Governor in IL pending case. Thb firat Chhxauianever received as a convict at the Ohio Penitentiary was received last week from Butler County, ia the penion of .ay You, ho was aent up for three years, two for arson and one for burglary. Who says John ia not capable of civilization ? The Supreme Court, in the case of the Stite Of Ohio ez-rel H. P. (Jlongh A Co., vs. the Commiaaiouers of Shelby County, allowed an alternative writ of mandamus, compelling de fendants to award contract for building County Court Home at Sidney to the plaintiff. BegrxEss at the capital is beginning. Be sidea the aaaeinbling of ths Lesi.mture and the convening of the SUte Board of Equalization, there will ba mre-tu,?t of the State Board oi Agriculture, the Ohk Shortnorn Breeders' As sociation, Ohio Wtxjl Growers' Association, Ohio Sheep Breeders' A-sociation, the Jersey Cattle Breeders' Association, and the Ohio Swine Breeders' Association. New Yeab's day Captain L. D. Myerit, editor of the Itispatch, as reprooeuted with a goid heaed csue by the emoioves of the papr, aud Mr. William D. BiicLcii, Lniues manager of ths paper, was maiie toe nvriieut of a rearl opera-giaas. Varden Tliuiita.-., of the I'einten- tiary, was aiao surprised with a gold wit.-h and chain from the guards, who were iu turn treated to an oyster aupper. A couple giving the iia:uc of Michael Small and Mrs. Keen were arre.--tt-d on a dispatch from the police of Pittsl.nrg. lira. Keeu said that he waa running awuy from a brutal husband to friends at Cincinnati, and Small was aroiiing Oliil man, coming West to seek emuloTment. and they traveled together. What th'ev are wanted for at Pittsburg is not kaowa, but' they are suspected of souie criuie. A C 8. Abmt officer ia to renort at tlic TT S Barracka, to receive trr.m Ohio the Austrian, Belgian, Springfield aud EnHeld muzzle-loadinir runs drawn from the U. S. Government by Ohio during ths war. Ohio will returu enough of these to give Ber a credit of atom ?.:. f.n at Govermneut hadjnarters. After this is done the Stato will furnish breech-loaders to arm the O. N. G., and have a hu-gc sum to her credit at Washington. Tstebi is to b unite a contest in tha Hor.w for ths position of Mesage C.erk, left vacant by the resignation of Captain C. C. Wheelor, who resigned to take the position of Cerk nf ths Fund Commission. Tlia following are somo f ths names mentioned in connection with ths clerkship: J. P. Smith, of Scioto Couutv; Chas. Kailand, of Richland: Wm. Robinson,' of Car roll; Georgs Moor. of Hardin, Wm. Jackson, D. C. Stewart, J. Mitchell, and Captain W. H. Aonuu, oi f ranjtun. Drufftflata Sn&aL "When we are to recouimeud something to nourish and strengthen tha blood, we always say take Mult Bitters." ' Betit btood purifier we know of." " Rapidly displacing all other -bitterc.' " "For weakne.., nervousness, and the fruits of dissipatioo, nothing like 'Malt Bitters.' " 'Women and children laie them freely." janlylclirn D&co IlllUboro Prices Curreiii. Corrected Weekly by Soott A Roads, Wholesale and Retail Grocers aud Produce Healers. For the Weekending Tdssdat, Jan. . 1k. BUYING PRICES FOR COUNTRY PKOUL'CK, Dealers are paying the following prices for the Variousarticies named: Waeat, ited, busliei,.... Corn, Oata, Timothy Seed, bushel Flax seed Flour, cwt Corn Meal, bushel Potatoes Sweet 1'otatoes, bush Wnite Beans, busliol Dried Apples, Peaches 9oa . 35a 95 3JS .. 3Ua 3J . 2 -i 2 do I l i 37a J 4ia f-o 4oj 4.5 7ua 1 i-ia 1 75 3a .i'.: 4a Green Apples.. ;ioa- 40 r earners, a. a.-a Butter, !Ua KifKs, uoiteQ a Bacou Hams, St..... Sa side a shoulders a Lard ha 17 S 5 9 Hay, ton 8 ooa Q ths Sorghum Molaases, gai ::na Wood, cord, i i;a 3 in) Tallow, ib i 6 Wool, fleece, 3.1a 37 14 tub-washed and picked.. ;i 40 unwashed 2.0 a7 Live chickens, doz 1 .Va 2 i0 Poultry, Dressed Dresseu Chickens dox i -,ta 2 on Tnrlro-g. IS n bA (, r,r.Tnrkaypgr , f)a c Honey. S 1 oa 17 UVJi STOCK. Beeves, cwi, gross 3 5oa 3 un shipping 3 .Ma 1 no Sheep per cwt 3 5ua 4 HO Hoys, cwt gross 4 m.a 4 i block ilogs " 3 76a 4 IX) RETAIL PKICKM OF GROCERIES PKtiUl'c'h. Groceries anil other article retail trom stores the following prices: Sugar, M. 0. tti Sa 9 ' Helloed, L'rus-ied Jfc rowiierc. loa !' Coffee, Hio 15a H " Java : u cj Tea, Imperial, Y. U. aud G. p.... 4. a l no " black f,ia I , ii ' Japan a no Candles, Common a Is " Star .,, Cbese, factory a , Flour, good landly brands, cwt.... a 11 ti " " " lil.l a 5 75 Buckwheat Flour, cwt 4 0oa 5 i) Fish Mackerel, Hv.t, thll :t joa 4 an !; bbl a a i :o Kits S"a do Fish White, 4 bbl a 5 .0 Kits , ) 00 Molasses, N. O " Sor-,'huia .. Golden Syrup Lard Oil - . si a 4a a .. 7..a Coal 'Ml Hominy m Salt, Kanawha and Ohio, bbl Hams, City miarrn-l Clover Seed, liq.-. Saplin? do. . Timothy 3ed, bo. Brooms, .iiiu .. Starch, ai .HI"ZZZ 3 1 ::'. '-". in 1 1 7'. IU ... a The Markets. CCCTKW ATL Fioca Fancy. 15 10fl; family, ri 6o4 Si; spring family, $5 $5 60. Buckwheat iour $3 par l'uO pound sacks. Gain Wbt So. 1 winter nd, 1 ai, and No. i amber SI 02. Small and tmular lota $1. Coin No. 2 mixsd, 46c ; No. 3 yellow. 441y:.; ear corn, 44.46c. Oata No. a mixed, 5 ai3c. Ey No 2, Wic. Barley No. 3 lall. 95c. : spriav, 7'J ;i75c. Hemp Roua Kentucky, t3O.S10O. Moo Common, ft .V4 iu; Bar to choice Ugat and medium weights, $4 2;' 4 ao; aavy packing, 94 d4 SO; batchers' selections, c4 DO. Mess port, S12 75. NEW YORK Flour-Com mon to choice Ohio xlra family, $4 25.6 7ft; Minnesota patent pro good to double-extra, $6 50"3 Grain oat Uueraded winter rod, Jl 10,1 20; No. S Wtntsr rad, II UKtn 14; No, 1 winter red, SI i tl 24; No. 2 white, II V2.H 13. Cora- l o aded, KuTo ; No. 2, 5fr, ...;):.. Oats Mixed stern, 41.944c Mens porit, S1-' Jo. ill! 75. 8T. LOUIS -Flour XX. j:l 60 i 75rrbrl.; XIX, $4 25,14 50; family, 4 SO',-,4 73. W ami No. 2 red fail, 97-9i7c. G-nt-No. 2 mixed. 37 (BS7VJt Oats No. 2, 291, MD' ,e. ilve SI -tJe. Barlsy- Choice to fanev, our. mil 05. Pork New prima mesa, 112 0. Lard, S lac BALTIMORE. Flour Western xtrs,4 5o,ifl; Western family, S5 Vii. Wheat No. 2 Western wtntar Md, II 12? -M is. Cora Wostern mix-d, S84 OjSSc Rye Jl. Nsw mess pork, 113 ). Lard Western tierce, rsnaed, 9i,c PHILADELPHIA. Wheal P je.-ted Wentero, SI 08'; No. 2 winter red, in elerator, I! 13.J Corn Old yellow Wtstern, 54'',e Oats No. 1 whius, 5c; No. 2 mixed, 44';,a45. Uc-f Citv mess, 111 50312 Mess pork, 01,1, 113, and 1 ew, $14 jo. LOUISVILLE Cotton ll5-io. Flour Ultra, S8 25,a3 50; extra family, S3 75 .4 25; A No. 1, -5 5 24; choice fancy, K 23 t6 75. heat Is dull at96ciS$l. Corn No. 2 whit , 46c. : Nn, ! ui'ial, 45c Oata No. 2 white, 3Sc ; .. 2 noxt-d, loc. Eve No. 2, 90' r,e. Hav -Is steady at :4 50 017. Provisions- Meas Poik Is firm at Si:; jnt Prime steam, a"-. B;ilk Mats .'lion Mere, 4-.; clear rib sides, 6?4c ; clear sides, 7c. Hams it:,:ar eured SflOc Host) Are dull aud prices runo from 14 to 14 40. INDIAN APO LIS. Wheat The market is steady: No. 2 red, new, 97,-3:c Corn Is weak at 37 J 87,'iC Oata Are weak; new white, Sl.a.'.j:. LIVE STOCK. CINCINNATL Cattls Prices range about aa follows; Common, 12 25 9?; lair to medium, S3 25 $3 85; good to choice butclurr izra.b a, 4 -4 60; common to fair shippers, 14 &4 75, and go"-t to choice do., 5ia;6; good to choice cows, $3 7"j.t 25; some extra fat dairy cows 54"- 40; nxid to choice hellers, $4 44 50; corumoti to lair oxen, i4, and ood to choice, 14 2.W5: light itockers, Si 5o-3, and feeding steers, S3 2in3 so. llooa re quoted aa follows: Selected butchers ani heavy Ronton ship pers, 14 8tM4 90; fair to iwd packers, S4 35 4 30; lair to goodLijht, 54 3 k,4 55, some litit rao-s, t (4 15; common, S3 85 4 25; stockers. 3 5o,-i3 55; htfht pitra, $3,3 65. 8hkxp Common to fair, S3 25; good to cko.ee, 4 505 5a Lamps, 4,'-,)oo. per pound gross. EAST LIBERTY. PA. Ho-s Yorkers, Si SO J 70; Philadelphia, 54 6oM '..'. ST. LOUIS. Hoes Iliitlniovea, $4 K"4 30; mixed packing greilea, $4 30tk4 50. Beef Caitle Choice native shipping steers, 4 6oe5 15; moiium to fair do., 14, 4 51; feeders, $2 75.3 2j. neep sod l&mbe, X- 75,34. BALTIMORE Beef Cattle Very best cattle, 55 25ra(5 51); drat quality, SI 55 25; me4uiul fradea, S3 50.-44 50; ordinary, Si 50 1.3. Hs 5 SVijJd 50. aneep, S3 5".5'1 25. Lam OS, S4 5o j 25. PHILADELPHIA Bfcf Cattle Prime iraies, 56 25 at6 50; medmra, $4 7." -5 -V); common. Si 5" 621;.. Sheep Prime erases. So 256 o; nieihuai, S6 i:5 50. Kfats Prime grades', So 757; me dium, S6 25; commun, SO. INDIANAPOLIS. Hoga The market la Ural at i 40u4 SO per lift) lbs.