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VOL. 50 NO. 35
( ,'t-V. ' ' ( i .
Writes About Some of the Collinaes
and Others, and Offers Some
JL'atent Adjustable Poetry.
It is strango how varied may be the
effects of tho cycles of time. Whoever
originated the saying that truth is Strang
or than fiction deserves to be set down
as a first-class proverb-maker. The fol
lowing letter has been captured by The
Tramp (which is me), and although it
explains itself I tako tho liberty to pre
face it with a few incidental remarks:
Years ago Mr. C. H. Collins, to whom
Hillsboro owes much for her enviable
reputation as a literary centre, and of
whose literary works this city feels a
justifiable pride, was s practicing lawyer
in Batavia, the capital of our neighbor
ing county of Clermont. Mike Fitch
was a younger Batavian, but not so much
younger but that a warm friendship ex
isted between the two. Then fortune
separated them, and for years they heard
nothing of each other. When Mr. Col
lins was in Pueblo last summer he did
not know that that city contained the
friend of his younger days, but learning
it since his return ho wrote, and tho fol
lowing (as I incidentally remarked awhile
ago) explains itself.
Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 10, 1680.
Hon. Charles H. Collins, Hillsboro:
ity Friend Charley I have received
the notices of "From Highland Hills to
an Emperor's Tomb," and will send to
the publishers for a copy. As the no
tices were mailed at Hillsboro I suppose
you sent them and I want to thank you,
for it will give me unalloyed pleasure to
thus again renew our acquaintance of
more than twenty-five years ago. I re
member then how elegantly and elo
quently you addressed occasional au
diences in Batavia and with what ad
miration I looked up to you and your
brother Will I a student and you a
flourishing lawyer. These long years
must have made some change in you as
they have in me, but if you have kept
your heart as light as I have mine you
are only in years and not in heart-beats.
My wife, were she here, would join me
in kind remembrances to you and Mrs.
Collins. Yours as of old,
M. H. Fitch.
By the way Gen. Fitch is the presi
dent of the Stockholders' National Bank,
of Pueblo, and his career has been rath
er interesting. We can't, of coarse, all
be bankers, but we mustn't blame those
who can. Gen. Fitch was born near
Lexington, Ky., in 1838, and reared near
Cincinnati, receiving the principal part
of his education 'at Parker's Academy,
Clermont county, and at Farmer's Col
lege at College Hill. Before he was out
of his teens, he taught school and studied
law. In 1860 he was admitted to the
bar, and in search of a place where law
yers' shingles wero more scarce than
at Batavia he emigrated to Prescott,
Wis., where he followed his profession
less than a year, when he responded to
Lincoln's call for troops and helped raise
a company in that place, becoming a
Sergeant. When his company was mus
tered into the service it became a port
of the 6th AV. V. I., and he was made
Sergeant-Major, becoming three months,
later its Adjutant, with the rank of
First Lieutenant. In July, 1862, he was
transferred to the 21st W. V. I., becom
ing Adjutant of that regiment, which
was in the Western Army of the Cum
berland. He was rapidly promoted
through the various grades up to Lieutenant-Colonel,
and brevetted Colonel.
He was with his regiment at the battles
of Perryville, Stone River and Ohica
mauga, at the fighting around Chatta
nooga, the siege of Atlanta, and the
March to the Sea. From Savannah,
through the Carolfnaa,,he commanded
three regiments, taking an active part in
the battle of Bentonville. He was mus
tered out in 1865, when he located in
So much for Gen. Fitch's war record.
In 1870 he removed to Colorado for the
benefit of the health of his wife (who
was a Miss Alice Rhodes, of Batavia),
and located at Pueblo. For ten years ha
engaged in the stock business, and since
1870 has been president of the bank
above mentioned. He was four years
Major-Genera in the Colorado "melish."
He is a prominent Mason, having been
Grand Commander of the Grand Com
raandery of that State.
Speaking about the Collinses I am re
minded that there isn't a finer gentle
man "in all the country-side" than jovial
Jim Collins, of the Wren Comedy Com
pany. He is indeod "one of nature's
noblemen," of whose acquaintance any
one might bo proud. Beneath that se
rene, priestly countenance there glows a
social warmth that is hardly discornable
at a casual glance, but it's there just the
samo. Mr. Collins is n native of County
Roscommon, in the Emerald Isle, but
was brought to this county at the age of
threo years, stopping at New Orleans,
where he had relatives. He grew up in
the South and served in the Confederate
army though there isn't a man in the
whole country more loyal to the star
spangled banner to-day than he or more
proud to be called an American. A cap
ital story-teller, a man whose integrity
is proverbial in the theatrical profession,
and a whole-souled fellow, it is not
strange that he has been successful as a
manager, and that as an actor he has
made friends wherever he has been.
One day nigh thirty yean ago
A slender youth leaned on hit hoe
Between the rows of half .grown corn
That glisten'd with the dews of morn.
The birds may aing in the woodland! near,
Where crystal-bright a brook ran clear,
And just beyond, not far away,
Wai the meadow-land with its wealth of hay.
While the roses by the orchard fenoe,
Where the buihea grew ao tall and dense,
Threw a fragrance on the suinmei air,
That reached the lad in the corn-field there.
Though mlits had scarce- as yet begun
To fade 'neath the rsys of the morning bud,
The farmer 007 in a reverie stood ;
His sad face told an unhappy mood,
For 'twas only last night he'd told sweet Nell
Something she knew, Indeed, fall well.
Will he ever forget how her eyes shone bright,
Beneath'tho moon of that summer nlgbt
When, at Gideon Jones's paring bee.
Together they'd strolled 'neath the old oak tree ?
And he'd plucked up courage and aak'd her
If they mightn't be happy together, where
For years long gone their folks had wrought
And be contented with such a lot.
Now Nell hadn't meant her anawered "Nay",
(If we may depend on what novelists say).
Yet that was why, oa that pleasant morn,
torn leaned on his hoe with look forlorn.
There's nothing for me to lire for now,"
He said, as he wiped his sunburned brow.
What matters it that hot tears fell
As he thought again of pretty Nell ?
For his manly heart waa broken, then ;
(Such things bare happen'd with stronger men.)
"Yon shall never see me again," he said,
"And when you hear that I am dead
"You'll remember the night when last we parted
When I waa aad and broken-hearted."
So, after the sun had aunk away
And dim waa the fading light of day,
He slipp'd through the creaking kltohen door,
Where he'd been so happy In years before,
Stopping a moment to east bis eyes
Toward the pantry sbelres with their pumpkin
And through the gate, put the orchard wall
(Where in October the pippins fall)
Then down the road he took bis way,
Nor stopped till the East was growing gray.
the poet soliloquizes :
rre got him rejected and walking well
Away from fr rot-house, home and Nell.
Adown the lane my lad has gone
And the East is gray with coming dawn,
But a dreadful trouble confronts me now
And brings the sweat to my noble brow
The trouble Is : Shall I aend him afar
To gallantly die In a bloody war,
While recklessly leading the gory way
To the cannon's mouth in some famous fray ?
Shall a cruel bullet, its way speed through
His heart, and crimson his coat of blue?
And shall he die where he bravely fell,
His dying words to be of Nell ?
Or, after his coat is ragged and torn,
And his army shoes are badly worn,
And he Is hungry and sick with pain,
Bhall I hare Nell nurse him to life again ?
Or shall I release him from war's alarms
By dying at last in his sweetheart's arms ?
(Of course I can easily fix it in rhyme
To have her arrive In the nick of time.)
Or might be not In lands afar
Win fame and fortune In the war '
And homeward come a General grand '
With gold In pocket and sword in band
To ruin play with the heart of Nell,
And stories "how Sbiloh was lost" to tell
To marry Nell's rival a hateful thing,
Who neither could play or paint or sing?
This is long enough now to bring me pelf j
Sweet reader, Just end it (0 uU yowtelf.
Babies may be given Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup
without the least Injurious effect. It costs 80
No tongue ean tell what torture the sufferer
from dyspepsia endures. Dr. Bull's Baltimore
Ptlla promptly relieve the pain and cure the
Day's Horse Powder has no equal as a
cleanser and Inrigcrator for hogs. Farmers
should use It
Drexsl's Bell Cologne Is without a fault, no
"Where are you going with that win
dow, my good fellow?" "To the pro
cession. I heard that windows were
selling at two dollars a piece."
Read by Mrs. Dr. Helt at the W. C.
T. V. Convention, Entitled "Intern-
Iterance and the Home."
The following exceedingly well-written
essay was rend by Mrs. W. C. Helt,
wife of Rev. Dr. Helt, of the Hillsboro
Female College, before tho County Con
vention of the W. O. T. U., held In this
city lost week. It is deserving of any
one's time and attention, and is a proof
that that lady's literary attainments are
of a very high order :
"Death, the king of terrors, deter
mined to choose a prime minister, and
his palo courtiers, the ghastly train of
diseases, were all summoned to attend,
when each preferred his claim to the
honor of this illustrious otlicc. Fever
urged the numbers ho had destroyed;
Cold palsy set forth his pretensions by
shaking all his limbs ; gout hobbled up
and alleged his great bower in racking
every joint ; and asthma's inability to
speak was a strong though silent, argu
ment in favor of his claim.
In the midst of this contention the
court was disturbed by the noise of
music, dancing, feasting, and revelry;
when immediately entered a person,
with a bold air and a flushed, jovial
countenance. She was attended on one
hand by a troop of bacchanals and on
the other by a train of wanton youths
and damsels, who danced to the softest
of musical instruments. Her name was
intemperance. She waved her hand
and thus addressed the crowd of dis
eases : 'Give way ye sickly band of pre
tenders, nor daro to vie with my super
ior merits in the sen-ice of this monarch 1
Am I not your parent the author of
your being ? Do you not derive your
power of shortening human life from
me ? Who then so fit as myself for this
important office?' The grisly monarch
grinned a smile of approbation, placed
her at his right hand and she imme
diately became his principal favorite
and Prime Minister."
So much has been said and written
on the subject of intemperance that it
is hardly possible to present the ques
tion in a new light; tho liquor econo
mics of the United States and Great
Britain, tho effects of alcoholic liquors
upon the human system, the relations
of intemperanco to pauperism and
crime, and the saddest phase of the sub
ject, intemperance in its relation to tho
home, have been presented to the peo
ple for consideration again and again.
There are some subjects that gain
strength by repetition. If Columbus
had been discouraged at the rejection of
his plans when he presented them to
the various European governments,
what would have been the effect upon
the world? If Garrison, Sumner,
Phillips, and their colleagues had be
come disheartened by the opposition
and persecution, which for years re
warded their conscientious labors in
behalf of an enslaved race, what would
be the condition of the colored man to
day? If Christ should lose faith in
those for whose sake He left His heaven
ly home, and should take from us the
Spirit that has been so often rejected,
what would be our condition ?
A persistency that would not be
denied resulted in the discovery of a
new world; a firm, unfaltering belief
that the truth of the principles which
they advocated would in time be recog
nized by the government of their coun
try, and the cause for which they were
laboring would be triumphant, enabled
the anti-slavery heroes to repeat and
repeat and repeat their "obnoxious sen
timents." God with an infinite love for
His creatures, has been striving with
men for thousands of years, and we are
but just beginning to see the approach
of that time when "every knee shall
bow and every tongue confess that God
is the Lord." That which has happened
in the post as a result of certain causes,
will happen again as a resultof the same
conditions, so let us not be afraid of rep
etition in the great subject of temper
ance, which is of such vital importance
to every human creature on God's foot
stool. I repeat that the question of temper
ance is of vital importance to every
human creature, but why are women so
much more interested in the subject
than others ? Why are the women in all
parts of the world banding themselves
together for tno purpose of fighting to
the death this monster evil ?
It is not because the annual liquor ex
penditure in the United States is $900,
000,000 of dollors; it is not because
"drink" increases the number of pau
pers and criminals and thus adds to the
general expenses of the State ; it is not
because alcohol is an injury to the
stomach of the individual who drinks it,
but it is because intemperance enters
the homes of our land, because it changes
the place that to every truo woman's
heart is the dearest spot on earch, into
an abode of demons; because it robs
wives of their husbands, husbands of
their wives, children of their parents,
and parents of their children. "H
alone by whom the hairs of our head
are all numbered, can count the widows
who are widows because of alcohol ; the
gray hairs that it has made gray ; the
sad hearts that it has crushed with sad
ness ; the ruined families that it has
ruined ; the brilliant minds that it has
quenched; the unfolding promise that
it has cankered ; the bright and happy
boys and girls whom it has blasted into
misery; the young and the gifted whom
it has hurried along into dishonored
and nameless graves.
If the misery and suffering that result
from intemperance came only to the in
dividual who drinks the fatal draught,
the case would be sad enough, but while
the cries of the thousands of ' innocent
victims that king alcohol has slain, are
ringing in our ears, we can not shut our
eyes to the fact that those who suffer
most from this terrible curse are those
who - literally "touch not, taste not,
handle not, the unclean thing."
Says ex-Senator Merrimam, of North
Carolina, "I have never meddled with
liquor; I have never drank it,, have
hardly kept it as a medicine in my fam
ily, and yet it has meddled with me ; it
has made my boy a wanderer, has brok
en my wife s heart. Yes, when I was
thinking of him at home in the house,
be was neing made a drunkard in the
bar-rooms of Raleigh."
Mr. Hill said at a recent meeting : "A
friend of mine, who is a largo ship
owner, lost one of his ships at sea. I
went to sympathize with him, as the
loss amounted to $40,000. When I
spoke of it, he replied, 'Nevermind the
loss: I can bear that, and another $40,
000 to that, and another $40,000 to that,
without feeling it much. But,' open
ing the drawing-room door and pointing
to his wife lying on a sofa helplessly in
toxicated, If I could remedy this, I
would give all I have in the world.' "
Wo do not need to multiply illustra
tions ; we are all too familiar with in
stances of wives broken-hearted because
those who promised to love, honor and
cherish them until death should them
part, have drowned these promises in
the intoxicating cup; of children de
frauded of their birthright because rum
has stolen their fathers from them.
What can be done more than has al
ready been done to check this great
evil? What can we as women do, to
hasten the day when drunkenness shall
bo a thing of the past?
For more years than many of us have
lived, men have been trying in various
ways to chain the monster drink. They
havo said by their actions and by their
words, it is not right to allow this wild
beast to roam at will over our land, so
we will forge for him the strong chain
of license, and With it we will bind him
so securely that he can never escape us.
Wo will teach our children that the bite
of this chained monater 1b fatal, hence
they must never get within his reach ;
we will tell them that tho monster is
securely chained henco he can never
get to them, and if they venture so near
him that ho noisons them with his.
deadly fangs the fault is theirs and not
How many of us would feel safe in
our homes, If we knew the next yard
contained a mad dog or a Bengal tiger?
If our neighbor assured us that there
was no danger as the animal was
chained, should wo not say, "My friend,
thero may bo a flaw in the chain ; it
may break, and even if it does not
break, my child may forget that the dog
is mad ; tho beauty of the tiger may lure
my, boy too near the beast; the only
safety is in killing the animal." My
friends, just as long as liquor is manu
factured you and I are in danger ; it
may and probably will not injure your
body and mine as we shall not be liable
to drink it, but it may like the thief in
the night steal into our homes and take
from us our dearest treasures; children
as dear to parents' hearts as yours are to
you, have been and will again be
counted among its victims ; brothers as
precious to sisters as mine are to me,
have gono down before tho deadly
power of rum. That which is true of
individuals is true of tho nation which
tho individuals constitute, hence I say
the only safety for our homes and for
our country is in killing tho liquor traffic.
When Hercules attempted to slay the
Hydra, he found that in the place of
every head ho .struck off, two new ones
grew, it was not until ho and his ser
vant burned away the heads and buried
the immortal one beneath a huge rock,
that Argos was free. For a number of
years the friends of temperance have
been trying to slay the monster drink,
but they have found, as did Hercules,
that in spite of their efforts, tho heads
have constantly increased. The increase
in the consumption of iiquors in our
country to-aay, is two and one-third
times tho increase of population. When
the Ilerculauean arm of government
shall burn every license, and shall bury
all distilleries and breweries, the immor
tal heads of the liquor traffic, beneath
the huge lock of prohibition, our coun
try will bo free.
On the walls of the White House in
Washington have been hung many por
traits during its hundred years of occu
pancy, but only two of these are women,
Martha Washington and Mrs. Hayes.
Why is the latter thus honored ? Mrs.
Garfield, it is said, could talk to the for
eign ambassadors in their native ton
gues. Mrs. Hayes possessed no such
large attainments, and in personal
beauty many mistresses of the White
House have equalled if not excelled her.
Mrs. Hayes had the courage of her
convictions. She could not seo why the
wine which was wrong in the simple
home in Ohio, was not equally wrong
upon the luxurious table of the chief
magistrate of the nation. She said when
the great honor came to them, she de
termined that in no matter, great or
small, would she swerve from her life
long rule of right. So her portrait hangs
in the White House, and her name is a
help and a blessing throughout America.
There is no influence in this world so
strong as the influence of example. It
is not what we say but what wo do, that
will be remembered by our neighbor.
Mrs. Hayes might have advocated tem
perance with her tongue from the time
she entered the White House until she
left it, and at the same time have
allowed the precedent of custom to
place wine upon her table. Which side
of 'the question would she thus have
most strongly advocated?
Every woman has an influence.
Yours and mine will be felt in a differ
ent circle from that of Mrs. Hayes, but
it is of just as great importance that we
do our little as it was for her to do much.
No woman is so weak, or her sphere so
limited, that she can not exert an in
fluence for good if she has a disposition
so to do. If all women could fully
realize the destructive influence of
drink on the home, they would be more
determined in their efforts to kill this
ravager of home and nation. It is true
we have the W. C. T. U. with its thou
sands of noble, self-sacrificing women,
doing all in their power for "God,
Home and Native Land," but how many
hundreds of thousands of women there
are, who manifest no special interest in
behalf of blighted homes and degraded
humanity. They act upon the principle
that because intemperance has never
affected their homgs directly, they
therefore do not feel called upon to
exert themselves in its overthrow. Oh I
friends, there are multitudes of women
and still greater multitudes of children
in all parts of our land, who have been
robbed by drink of everything dear to
them this side of heaven, and they are
calling upon you to help them. While
our work as women must be indirect,
yet in the end we can accomplish much
toward the final overthrow of this mon
ster evil. "There is only one road of
deliverance," says Bishop Foster, "from
this pestiferous evil. It Is not obscure i
it is the plain, straightforward road of
simple honesty in dealing with a cose of
pronounced crime. The ruraseller is a
criminal pure and simple ; he must be
treated as such in law and administra
tion. The brand of felon must be upon
his brow, and he must be made to take
his place in the felon's dock, and in the
felon's cell."
If, according to the Bishop, there is
only one "road of deliverance," why
should we, the most injured member of
society, quietly foid our aims in indiffer
ence, and passively wait for the accom
Slishment of this much desired end ?
tod helps those who help themselves,
and it is obligatory upon us, not only to
help ourselves, but to help each other.
We possess an influence and power
which ought to be exerted, both pri
vately and publically, for truth, honesty,
and sobriety.
If our country is ever to bo lured back
from the slums of vice and drunkenness ;
if wretched abodes are ever to be trans
formed into homes; if individuals are
ever to be redeemed from a drunkard's
grave, it must be done by the overthrow
of that destroyer whose path is strewn
with wretchedness and death. If this
long prayed-for event is ever accom
plished, it will be largely tho result of
woman's prayers, of woman's words, and
of woman's works. Let us not slacken
in our efforts to redeem tho fallen ; to
check the tide of iniquity and crime,
and to bring about the final overthrow
of this ever increasing evil, because our
work is somewhat limited and indirect.
Just as truly as God heard the cry of
the children of Israel when in bondage,
just f o truly will he hear tho cry for de
liverance from the thousands who are
to-day in a bondage worse than that of
Pharaoh. Who can say that the W. C.
T. U. is not the Moses sent to lead an
enslaved people from bondage to liberty 7
Let us not oe discouraged; victory is
"For right is right, since Ood is God,
And right the day must win ;
To doubt would be disloyalty,
To falter would be sin."
Hood Results in Every Case.
D. A. Bradford, wholesale paper dealer of
Chattanooga, Tenu., writes that he was serious
ly afflicted with a severe cold that settled on
his lungs ; had tried many remedies without
benefit. Being induced to try Or. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, did so and was
entirely cured by nse of a few bottles. Since
which timo he has used it in his family for all
coughs and colds with best results. This is
the experience of thousands whose lives have
beeu saved by this wonderful Discovery.
Trial bottles free at Seybert it Co.'s drug
We Will Tell Ton Something About the
Board of Health.
HiM.snoRO, November !!0.
Editors News-Herald : To decide a
controversy, will you please state the
power (
of tho Board of Health ?
A Reader.
The Board of Health can, in case of
epidemics, or where there is malignant,
infectious or contagious disease, make
any rules, and enforce them, that they
may deem proper for tho welfare of the
community. They have the power to
close the schools, the churches, tho li
brary, or any place where there are pub
lic meetings. They can quarantine any
family where such disease exists, and
not allow anyone to leave the premises.
There is a State law and an ordinance
that makes the penalty on physicians
and others not less than five nor more
than twenty -five dollars for not reporting
these cases to the Board within twelve
hours after coming to their knowledge.
Following is section S137, Peck's Mu
nicipal Corporations:
Penalty for violating order of Board
of Health Whoever violates any pro
vision of this chapter, or any order of
the Board of Health made in pursuance
thereof, or obstructs or interferes with
the execution of any such order, or will
fully and illegally omits to obey any
such order, shall be fined in any sum not
exceeding one hundred dollars, or im
prisoned not exceeding ninety days, or
both ; but no person shall be imprisoned
under this section for the first offense.
The Board has almost unlimited pow
er, and when you hear anyone say that
the Board can not make such an order,
you can refer them to the laws of Ohio.
If any infectious or contagious disease
does visit this city, it is advisable to as
sist the Board, and not abuse them.
They intend to do their duty, and will
try and get tlirough without trouble;
and they can if the physicians and citi
zens will help them.
They should meet with encouragement
and co-operation, and there good endeav
ors should not be condemned and mis
construed. Tho querist seems to fear
they might overstep their bounds, but
such a thing is hardly possible. But it
is evident that the Board does not want
to be trifled with. One of its members
was heard to remark a few days ago that
"those who can sing and won't sing must
be made to sing."
For 20 yeara Henry F. Baloom, of Shirley.
Mass., suUered with rheumatism. He found
no relief till he took Hood's Sarsaparilla.
m a
Denver's Methods.
Tho following is published verbatim
as it appears in the Washington (C. H.)
Regitter, (Dem.) :
As a pure matter of news we publish
the following
Isaac Qlaze, Pl'ff, 1 Before D. L. Tanzey,
va. J. P., Union Tp.,
J. W. Denver, Deft, ) Fayette Co., O.
The plaintiff claims a Judgment against the
defendant for the sum of (71.00 wiih interest
from the 2d day of November, 1886, for work
and labor done and performed by the plaintiff
for the defendant at 2 00 per day, as agreed,
and expenses Insured while so engaged, as fol
lows: To 41 days' work at 9X00 per day ft 82.00
Hire of horse and horse feed a 35.00
Honey paid for expenses a 24.01
Credit by cash 70.OO
Plaintiff claims a judgment for t71.00
with interest from November 2d, 18SS.
Isaac Olaze.
As we have heretofore said, we pub
lish the foregoing as a pure matter of
news, because it will be news tojmost of
the plaintiffs friends and acquaintances
to find out that he has been a-working
and a-laboring. It will surprise them as
much as would a flash of lightning from
a clear sky.
We don't know of what the work and
labor consisted, but that will doubtless
come out at the time of the trial, which
has been set for the 29th day of Decem
ber, and then we shall give full particu
lars. From the fact that the plaintiff
claims interest from the 2d day of No
vember, which was election day, we
have a strong suspicion that it is of a
political nature.
The bill was filed one day last week,
and summons was served upon General
Denver as he was going through on his
way to Washington, 9. 0.
The Democratic central committeand
the General have each employed an at
torney to contest the claim.
Fits-All fits stopped free by Dr. Kline's
Great nerve Bestorer. No Ate after first day's
use. Marvelous cures. Treatise and 92.00
trial bottle free to Fit cases. Bend to Dr.
Kline, 981 Arch street, Philadelphia, Ps.
More About Those Books.
Editor News-Herald : We desire to
correct the statement that appears in
your paper in regard to the arrest of Mr.
Townsend in Hillsboro week before lost.
The facts arc about as follows ; The
company that he represented did sell
out to Hays, our agent, and turned the
stock over to him, and left the books of
the company in its safe in its store-room
at Farmer's Station. Mr. Hays, before
his lease expired, suddenly removed tho
stock from the county, and took the
books with him without the knowledge
or consent of the company.
Ono of the Directors went soon after
to see Mr. Hays, and demanded the
books, bills and papers, when he inform
ed him they were in tho safe at Farmer's
Station. We got the combination from
(him, went back and opened the safe and
found no books.
We came to Hillsboro and as attorneys
for the company made a demand for the
books and bills as the owners, which
was refused. They then, as a compro
misc, asked to take the books and bills
to Wilmington for examination, which
was also refused. They then said they
would do tho best they could to make
an examination without suit, and re
ceived possession of the books and at
tempted, under tho limit imposed, to
make an examination, but found it im
possible. Tho books were then returned
to Mr. I lays attorneys
After the return, and after our pos
session had ceased, acting under tho ad
vice of his ottorneys, Townsend made
tho affidavit in replevin, believing that
the books and bills were tho property of
the company.
On the examination the Justice made
an order for the production of the books,
and rather than make a trip to Wilming
ton after them, he waived further exam
ination and gave bond.
We would further say that his stock in
tho company is only $40. His interest
being so small, the affidavit was made
to protect tho interest of others and in
good faith. Hays $: Swaiu,
Attorneys for the Farmers' and Mechan
ics Union Store Company.
There is more catarrh in this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together, and until the last few
years was supposed to be incurable.
For a great many years doctors pro
nounced it a local disease, and prescribed
local remedies, and by constantly failing
to cure with local treatment pronounced
it incurable. Science has proven catarrh
to be a constitutional disease, and there
fore requires a constitutional treatment.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the
only constitutional cure now on the
market. It is taken internally in doses
from 10 drops to a teaspoonful. It acts
directly upon the blood and mucus sur
faces of the system. They offer one
hundred dollars for any case it fails to
cure. Send for circular and testimonials.
Address, F.-J. CHENEY & Co.,
Toledo, O.
86fSold by druggists, 75 cts. dec
Unclaimed Letters.
List of unclaimed letters remaining in the
Post Office at Hillsboro, O., Dec. 2d, 1880 :
Burneies Deacon Jno Hlckel Jno
Camels James Loyd lira Hollie
unapiin ueo jucyuade jars
Clinton Vangy Pitzer Clara
Campbell Lizzie Stauss I P & Bro
Cailey Mrs Minnie Shepherd Chaa
Fenner Mrs Jas Smith Mrs Jno H
Gibson T Worley Vincent
Hoff Wm Waters Moses
Please say advertised letters in calling for
the above. O. T. Popx, P. M.
"A lady had the flesh eaten off her arm by
scrofula. Could see the sinews working. 'Dr.
Lindsey's Blood Searcher' cured her." J. Bal
aton, Elderton. Pa. dec
November 29th, 1886.
Mr. Samuel TanPelt and wife, of Dunn's
Chapel, visited friends here Saturday and Sun
day. Willie Spruance has accepted a position with
Joseph Gaskill at the Highland House in Hills
boro. Charity Templin completed building a barn
for Alvin Horn, west of Hillsboro, and is now
at home.
The mail carrier on the Locust Grove route
could not make his trip last Tuesday on account
of high water.
The H. O. T. A., which convened at this place
last Saturday waa well attended and an inter
esting meeting was held. The program as
published in the Nkws-Uebald waa carried out.
A vote of thinks was tendered Prof. Cummins,
of Biverside, O., for bis most exoellent address
on "The Teacher's Reward." Those from a dis
tance were well cared for and many more could
have been entertained. The next meeting will
be held at damantha.
November 27th, 1880.
Our sportsmen report game scarce.
A wood chopping at Mrs. Pierson's last Fri
day. Mrs. B. E. Ellis is quite low with malarial
A spelling school at West Point last night,
November 26th.
The bogs of this community are going fast
at 3.65 per hundred.
Several of our citizens attended D. S. Hays'
trial at Hillsboro yesterday.
Mr. John Arment, of 8harpsville, killed the
boss hog weighing net, 890 pounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Buse will occupy the
house vacated by Oscar Fisher soon.
Miss Lucy Sharp has been suffering with a
severe sore throat, but is better at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel 8harp were summoned
to attend the Newman and Shein trial at Wil
mington last Tuesday.
The Methodist Episcopal Church at West
Chapel are talking of having a Christmas tree
either Christmas Eve or Christmas night.
Bucklen's Arnica Halve.
The Best Salve In the world for Outs, Bruises,
Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Bores, Tetter,
Chapped Hands, Chilblains. Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or
no pay required. It Is guaranteed to give en
tire satisfaotisn, or money refunded. Fries
25 eente per box.
FOR SALE BY Seybert 4 Co. septvyl
m i
Ask your grocer for Foerster's city but
ter crackers. They are the best.
November 29th, 1886.
Mr. Frauk Strlder arrived home sick from
Wells ton, last week.
Harry Newbeck, of Cincinnati, ate turkey at
home Thanksgiving.
Mr. James Douglass is now employed as fire
man on the O. S. railroad.
Mr. Frank Baldwin will leave about the first
of the year to make his home in California.
Dr. E. L. McCormick, of Cincinnati, spent
Thanksgiving Day here with his young friends.
Mr. O. J. Baldwin has sold his grocery and
warehouse to Mr. Robert Btrider, his former
The ball given by the Knights of Labor at
Bell's hall on Thanksgiving night, was largely
Rev. G. W. Eelley and family were called to
Cincinnati last Thursday morning to visit Mrs.
Kelley's sick mother.
Mr. Harry Dwyer, of Cliillicothe, came home
to spend Thanksgiving and eat turkey with
his father and mother.
Mr. William Riley, of Chicago, III., and Miss
Kate McWilliams. of this city, were married at
Springfield last Thursday.
Mr. James W. Blain received a dispatch on
last Thursday, announcing the death of his
brother, John Blain, at Cloechester, Illinois.
The members of the M. E. Sundsy School
are makins? Dreoaratlons to srivn thn cantata
entitled "The Night of Glory" on Christmas
Mr. Rutherford Collier, au old and highly
respected citizen living a short distance west
of town, is teported seriously sick from heart
The case of the State of Ohio vs. Joseph
Kevin, for the murder of John Stout, has been
set for hearing on the 13th or December in tho
Ross county courts.
Mr. Samuel Harper, a former business man
of this place, now located in the West, spent
the forepart of last week here, visiting his
brother, Jesse Harper.
Mr. Jacob Ilafler was called by dispatch to
Chilllcothe last week, to attend the funeral of
his father, who was accidentally killed by the
yard engine last Thursday evening.
Everybody was wondering what made John
Qadbury look so pleased last Wednesday even
ing. The secret his leaked out since. He is
pa. He now can whistle with perfect under
standing "It's Nice to be a Father."
Jack Johnson (colored) put up at the cala
boose the greater part of last week. He swal
lowed too much fighting whisky, and wanted to
whip somebody. For his bad conduct he was
run in and kept in for several days.
Mr. CharleB Eckman, in the postal service
on the C. W. & B. railroad, left on last Mon
day for Washington D. 0 to visit his very
sick brother-in-law, Mr. Harry Hamilton, who
is suffering from a severe attack of paralysis.
Ringgold Lodge No. 90, 1. O. O. F elected
officers for the Incoming term last Tuesday
evening. They are as follows : W. J. York,
N. G.; Robert Buck, V. O.; Ed Matthews, P.
S.; A. O. Richards, It. S.; Fay Baldwin, Treas.i
W. H. Anderson, James Lowe, J. M. Elliott,
Trustees ; W. H. Logan, Property Trustee.
Married On last Monday evening, at the
residence of Mr. William Hughey, J. P., Mr.
Charles E. McDevitt, operator at the C, W. A
B. depot in this place, and Mies Flora E.
Whalen, of Loveland, daughter of Conductor
Whalen, on the O., W. & B. The happy couple
are now occupying rooms at the Park Hotel.
Thanksgiving Day was weU observjd here,
the church-going people attending religious
services at the II. E. Church, and scores of
others who are not church-goers, spent the
day tramping over fields and woods hunting,
and yet another class who do not hunt or go to
chnrcb, spent the dav at home or abroad eat
ing turkey.
Mr. George Knox, a young man about
eighteen or nineteen years of age, and a brake
man on the O. S. railroad, waa brought home
last Saturday quite seriously hurt, with one
foot mashed and his face and bead terribly
bruised. He was at work on his train doing
some switching on the south end of the road,
when his foot slipped and he fell between the
care. Two cars and the engine passed over
him as he lay between tho ties.
A young man, son of Mr. James Fish back,
living in the vicinity of New Martinsburg,
Fayette county, was accidentally shot and
killed by his brother on last Wednesday. One
of the boys bad been out hunting and bad re
turned home. He sat down on the woodpile
in the yard to rest, when the older brother
came to bim and asked to see his gun, which
he held under his arm. The brother took hold
of the barrel of the gun and Jerked it towards
bim, when the hammer caught In the other
brother's coat sleeve and discharged the gun,
the whole load striking the unfortunate boy in
the lower part of the bowels, making a fright
ful and fatal wound. He lived but a few hours
after the accident occurred.
Keep your family well supplied with "Sellers'
Cough 8 rup." Use it in time : yon will aveit
bronchial and pulmonary affections. 25 cents,
November 29th, 1886.
O. L. Pensvl was vliitlnf? rMitlvAa In w.f.
boro Sunday.
Chas. L. Pensvl wia vlsltlnc fi-faml. in n.in.
bridge last Snnday.
R. H. Grav made a visit to n-latiraa in K
Petersburg Sunday.
Dr. Ralph Holmes is visltinc friends in r.n.
ton and Steubenville.
Wm. Starns has severed his -nnmetlnn ..
miller of Hardy's mill.
L. Pensvl is nrenarintr to movn intn Ma nn
home to-morrow (Tuesday).
R. 8. Weaver has been reniirino. 1rir1n fai
ths past week or two in the county.
Whitfield Dunn waa emnloved lut ! in
moving a barn for D. A. Terrell at Lexington.
Prof. T. B. Rav was in town last MoniUv
evening, and lectured on the subject of mes
merism. J. F. Lazenbv. of Cuba. O.. vu in lnn thn
forepart of this week, the guest of L. Fensyl
and family.
S. E. Hixson is rushinc the work nn hla nar
residence, as he wishes to get into it in tho
near future.
Mines' Ble Five, it is reported, will iriv. nnr
people another week's entertainment during
the holidays.
Elger Smith, after a week's ramble with
Mines' Big Five in Jackson county, returned
home last Monday.
Prof. D. S. Ferguson lut Friday moved into
the property of Martin Redkey, lately occupied
bv Rev. J. 8. Pumphrey.
L. Pensyl was in Cincinnati lut Monday and
bought a new euglne for his grist and aaw
mills. It is a Lane & Bodhy engine.
HCV. J. S. Pumnhrev hai tranafamul hla
household goods and family into the new resi
dence built by Jacob Hllllard on High street.
The Wilberforoe Comedy Company were
treated with a crowded house lut Saturday
evening. The performance wu highly spoken
ThanksKivine services were held at Um m
E. Church Thursday, Bev. J. 8. Pumnhrev
nreaehinar. Moat all the business nliaca kant
closed doors from 10 a. m. to 8 p. m.
james uutnne ui nougnt the lot and build
ing formerly owned and occupied by Wm. Har
wood u a harness shop on Main street, and it
Is rumored that there is to be a brick business
building upon the site tome time in the future.
The sale of J. D. Wricht. advertiun1 fn th.
26th ulk. wu a buy bid sale, as there wu only
the fencins that wu on hand that wu anM
The machinery wu bought in, u the bids
were so ww, tor 11 wu sucn tnat people did
not want to purchase.
An End to Brae Scraping.
Edward Bhepberd, of Harrisburg, IIL, says 1
"Having received so much benefit from EUa.
trm Bitters, I feel It my duty to let suffering
humanity know it. Have had a running sore
on my leg for eight years ; ay doctors told ass
I would have to have the bone scraped or leg
amputated. I used, instead, three bottle of
Eleotrio Bitters and uvea boxes Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, and ay lag is bow sound and well."
Eleotrio Bitters an sold at fifty cents a bot
tle, and Bucklen's Arnica Salve at Me. per boa

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