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BUSINESS DIKECTORY.
I.AWVHKS. . ; i ' , . .
T. A. PLANTS, Attomey and Councelor
at Law, Pomeroy, O. Office in the Court Home,
a. . acaT. tTiaaaax.
BURNAP k STANBERY, Aitorneye
and Counselor at Uv. Particular attention paid
to the collection of claim. Office on Front Street,
at the head of titramtmat Laodlng, a fow door east
of the "Gib.on Houie," Pomeroy, O. t-3H.-ly.
SIMPSON
Jc LASLEY. Attorneys fe
Coun.eleraat law and general collecting apent.
Counselors
Pomeroy, O
Office In the Court-Mouse, a-iy.
!. !. JiCOa S. 4lliRT.
UANNA k EARHAUT, Attorneys at
Law, Poiaarov, O. All business entrusted to their
ear will receive prompt attention. l-l
THOMAS CARLETON. Attorney and
Counselor at Law. Office, Linn Street, east tide,
two doors above T. J. Smith's Shoe Vtore, opposite
the Remington House. All business entrusted to
kis care will receive prompt attention. 1-34.
e. a. KNOW1.IS. c h. orovsor.
KNOWLE3 fc GROSVENOR, Attor
neys at Law. Athena, Athens County, Ohio, will
aatand th several Courts of Meigs County, on the
' ttl aay of each term. Oco at the Gibson
Boaio." "')
M)TKLS.
DNTfED states hotel. m. a.
Hon, Proprietor; 'formerly occupied by M. A.
Webrter) one Muare belew the Rolllng-Mlll, Pome
roy, O. fly endeavors to accommodate both man
and beast in the beat manner. Mr. Hudson hopes to
receive a constantly Increasing patronage. 8-5-ly.
i)RG?OD,S GKOCKK1KS CLOTHING.
A. L. STANSBURY. Wholesale Grocer,
Rice1 Rulidiag, corner Front ana Race tttreeu,
Middleport, Ohio. Country Merchants and Retail
kirocers are especially requested to call. 30-6m
8AAG FALLER, Clothier, Grocer and
T)rr Good Dealer, first Store above Donnally &
Jenniug, near the Holling-Mill, Pomeroy, O.
Country Merchant are respectfully requested to
eall and examine mv stock of Groceries, as I am
confident I list I cannot be undersold. 1-93
MILLS MACHINES.' .
rOMEUOY ItOlXINO MILL CO.
Keep constantly on hand and manufac
ture to order, all kind and size of flat, round and
square iron of superior quality, which they offer,
wholesale and retail, at current rates. Also,
American and Swede nail rod, steel and iron
plow.wlnga, cast and hear steel, wagon boxes
Kcrap-lrno and kidney ore taken in exchange.
13-lv. L. A. OBTROM.Bupt.
STEAM SAW MILL, Front street, Pom-
eroy. near Karr'a Run. Niol R. Nye, Proprietor,
Lamber sawed toorder on short notice. . Plaaterlng
lath constantly on hand, for sale. 11
JOHN S. DAVIS, has his Planing Ma
chine, on Sugar Run, Pomeroy, In good order, and
constant operation. Flooring, weather-boarding,
,. eke., kept eonatantly on hand, to fill order. 1-10
T. TTT" J It W ELK Y.
PETER LAMBRECHT, Watchmaker &
Dealerln Watches, Clock,' Jewelry and .Fancy
Article, Court treet, below the new Banking
House. Pomeroy. Watches, Clock and Jewelry
carefully repaired on short notice. 1-1
Wj A. AICHER, Watchmaker and Jew
eler, and wholesale and retail dealer in Watches,
Clock, Jewelry and Fancy Goods, Frdnt-st., above
tb Remington House, Pomeroy. Partleularatten-
; tlon paid toropalrlng all article In my line. 1-1
i f BOOTS ASD BHOES. " '
T. WHITESIDE, Manufacturer of BooU
and Shoes, Front Street, three door above Stone
bridge. Th best of work, for Ladle and Gentle
men, made to rder. 1-1
LEATHER DEALERS. . ..
UoQUIGO it SMITH, Leather Dealers
ad Finder, Court street, 3 dnr below the Bank,
and opposite Branch' Store, Pomeroy, 0
MANUFACTURES.
SUGAR-RUN Salt Company. Salttwen-
ty-flve cent per bushel. Office near the Furnace.
1-1 . . .. , O. GRANT, Agent.
POMEROY Salt Company. 6a!t twenty-
llv cents ner bushel. -; ' l-l
DABNEY Salt Company, Coalport. Salt
tweoty-Ovecent per bushel for country trade.
1-1 G. W. COOPER, Secretary.
BLACKSM1THING.
F. E. HUMPHREY, Blaoksmith, in hia
new building, back of the Bank building, Pomeroy.
" 'Job Work of ail kinds, Horae-ahoetng, dr., executed
"vlth neatness and dispatch. 1-1
. PAINTERS GLAZIERS.
LYMAN, Painter and Glazier, back
room ef P. Lambrecht' Jewelry Storo, west side
Court street, Pomeroy, P. - - , 1-1
" . SADDLERY.. ' '' '
' JOHN EISELSTIN, Saddle, Harness and
"Trunk Martnfaetnrer, Front Street, three door be
lew Court, Pomeroy, will execute all work on
trusted t his care with neatnessand dispatch. Sad-
JASES WRlGHT, Saddle and Harness
Maker.: Shop over Black and, Ratbbura' More,
-Rutland, Q. ' ' '''' I .. . , . j-i
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CARRIAGE & WAGON MAKING by
' Jl.Burraia, Front Street, trat corner below tbe
Rolling-Mlll, Pomeroy, O. All articles In hi line
Dt business manufactured at reasonable rate, and
they ara espeeielly recommended for durability.
-5-ly. . ; . .
PETER CROSBIE,.Wgon Maker. Mul-
herry atreet. west ide, three deor Back atreet,
Pomeroy, Ohio. Manufacturer of Wagon, Bug.
glee, Carriage, 4c. , All order filled on short
uib, si'nvii up in ids neatest style. l-ra
.notice. ...... ,1-1
D. a WHALEYs Surgeon ,. Dentist,
Huraraer, Building Snd Story, Rutland street,
S Mtddleort, O. All operation pertaining to the
profession promptly performed. Ladies waited
apon at their residence, if doalred. 11
A WEEKLY JOUItNALi--l3EyOTED TQ POLITICS, LlTEllATUBE,
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i - WE tWO. ! -
' y. Let all your looks be grav e and cold
Orsmlle upon me tlll;
And give your band, or el.e witbold; .
Take leave howe'er you will.
No lingering trace within yourfaee '
- Of love's regard la aeeni .i.....
We two shall never be .
What we once bare been.
, It Is not now a longing day ,
Divides as, nor a year;
Your heart from mine bus turn'd away,
Nor henceforth shed a tear.
The winter snow will come and go,
A nd summor shadows green :
We two ahull never be --.
What we onca have peep., . . i- .-. .
' "-Aliiio Hie bney hoiira triat bring '
Full many a ohanee and change, ,;
... ..jJa eboose eUoaoy Ar 10ua '
Or burst a mountain range;
" The salt tide may yet be dried
- That roll far land between:
We two can never be
' What we oboe have been.
WALTER GRAY'S MEANS-;
"Can't afford it Maria."
"But you might if you would only think
so, Walter." plead the young wife.
"I can't do it," the husband returned,
very emphatically. . "It would cost two or
three dollars at the very lowest, to put up
such a gate, and the old bars will answer
every purpose."
"No, they won't, Walter. The neigh
bors' children very often leave the bars
down, and then stray cattle come into the
garden. We may lose more than the
price of the gate in a half hour, if a cow
should happen to come in wnen J. am
away." . .'
"I should like to know who leaves the
bitrs down," replied Walter, very threat
eningly. "The same children might leave
a gate open."
"Bui we can have a gate made to olose
of its own accord, with a weight or a
spring," suggested the wife. "John
Nilea has had a gate put up in his yard."
"But I ain't John Niles, my dear,"
Waltr wished his wife to remember. ,
"But his family is as large as, yours,
and his weges are not so high." '
"Never mind about that; 1 tell you X
can't afford it at any rale not at present."
And with this, Walter started off for his
work.
Walter Gray was a young man, about
thirty, an indusirious mechanic; had been
married 6ome eight years, and had an in
teresting family., tie meant to provide
well for those who depended upon him,
and in a measure he did so. But there
were many little comforts of which he felt
obliged to deprive them comforts which
at times they really needed, and which, m
the end, inight have proved a source of
saving. And mure, loo; it mignt nave
added to. his own happiness, bad he been
able to grant these little requests. But he
couldn't afford it ai least, so he thought;
and whether he thought so with sound
judgment, the sequel will show. ' ...
The gate winch his witenad been so anx
ious to have put up was needed at the en
trance to the garden, at the back of the
house, where there was only a short pair of
bars. The children often came through
there, and sometimes left the way open
behind them. - In short, there were many
ways in which those bars were apt to be
left down, and Maria Gray bad very often
to leave ber work to drive out the cattle
that got in,,". It was only by extreme
watchfulness on her part the garden was
preserved. She had spoken several times
to ber husband about it, but he felt that
he could not afford it. She must keep her
eyes upon the spot and see that the bars
were kept shut. , , . , ' J
Onlv a few davs after this. Mrs. Gray
asked her husband if he was going to hire
a pew in 'he church for the following year,
and he told ber that he did not think he
should. . . '. '.: .i.
"But you can hire half of one. We
can hive half of Mr. Nile's pew for five
dollars." ; .
"I can't afford it," was Walter's reply.
"I should get no great good from meet
ings, anyway." .. .
"Don't sav so. husband. Suppose eve
rybody should, feel like that. You cer
tainly would not wish to live, and bring!
up your.' children where there -vas no re- j
ligious influence; ana it you reap tbe bene
fit of good Christian institutions, you cer
tainly ought to feel willing to support
them."
"So I would be willing, if I could af
ford it, but I can't."
Mrs. Gray looked . very serious, and
seemed to hesitate, as though there was a
subject on her mind which she felt delicate
about broaching, but it occupied her
thoughts so long she determined to let it
Ottt.". . ,: , .. .... ... ,, .
"Walter," sbe said, a little tremulously,
but still resolutely, "you have ten dollars
a week." ' ' ; -
"Yes." -V---'
"And how much of that does it take to
feed -us.".: . . ,
"I don't know, I'm sure. I only know
that it takes all to feed and clothe us, and
pay up the interest on the house."
"X havn t had a new dress since last fall;
and was reckoning up yesterday how much
we had spent for the children, and I found
it to be only fifteen dollars for the last ten
months. I have worked over some of
cousin John's clothes for Charles, and Lu- J
cinda jumps into Mary's dresses as the
latter outgrows them." . '
, "That's all yert well." replied Walter,
a little testily. "I understand my own 1
business, and I know just what I can sf-1
ford, and what I can't .While I hare the
payments to make on my houe I must
economise1- must tcutwmtie," h repeat
ed, very decidedly' '
"And 1 would have you economize.
returned the wife; '.'but do not forget that
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"I. S(! , i .
all is not economy Which many call so.
I think that to biro, half of John Nile's
pew would be a source pf economy in
comfort and lasting, good.' 1'It would be
five dollars laid out to good advantage
sure to return a heavy interest to its and
our children.;. And I think it might be a
sourqa of great saving, to put up a good
gate at the back"
"StODl" interrupted Walter, with a
nervous motion. "You've said enough
about this.' I know my means.".-,(; , ...
"Let me say one word," urged Maria.
There was an . earnestness ; in her, tone
which caused her husband to stop and Iia-
ten. ' "If yott will give me five, dollars a
weerl will agree to furnish all the provis
ions fcj?.thittOU81dR
and children.. I will do this for one year.
That "vill .leave you three hundred and
sixty dollars with which to clothe your
self and make your payment on the house.
On the house you have only to pay a hun
dred dollars with interest for two years,
which will leave you a hundred and forty-
eight dollars for your clothes and other
expenses,
Walter was upon the point of denying
this result of the case, but he saw upon a
moment's reflection, that, from his wife's
statement, the deduction was correct.
"Youoannbt furnish food,' and clothe
yourself and children, for the sum you
have named," he said.
Thereupon Maria sat down and made
known a few facta to him that had been
hidden within the mysteries of her own
house-keeping. She was notjong in prov
ing to him that during the past year, the
items of expenditure within said limits had
not averaged five dollars per, week, Wal
ter said. "Pooh!" and then he added;
"Nonsense!" and then he left the house.
"There must be some mistake," he
said to himself, after he got away from the
house; and he really believed there was a
mistake. , ;. . ...
"Have a glass of sods, Bill! Come Tom,
have a glass?"
"Don't care if I do," said Tom and
Bin : "
"Have some, Ned?" '
And Ned said yes. So the clerk pre
pared four glasses of soda, for which Wal
ter Grey paid twenty-five cents.
"Let's have a game of 'seven up' for
the oysters," said Bill, after the day's
work was done.
The game was played, and Walter lost,
so he paid a dollar for four oyster sup
pers suppers which none of them needed,
and which did them more hurt tbaii good.
"Have a cigar, Walter?" sail Tom.'-;
Wither said you, ami ia rolurn paid fur
four glasses of ale.
One evening they met, and Ned pro
posed to play for the chowder.
"Come John, won't you come in?" he
said addressing John Niles, who stood by.
"No, guess not," was John's reply.
"You'd better; it's only for the chow
derfor five if you come in." .
"i can t."
"It's ho Use to ask him," spoke Walter
in a rather sarcastic tone. "He don't
spend his money in that way."
"John's face flushed, and his lips trem
bled, but he restrained the biting words
which were struggling upon his tongue,
and he turned and left the shop.
He s a meaD tallow," said Tom, loud
enough for Niles to hear.
"Tight as the bark to a tree, added
Walter, in a rone equally loud.
John Niles heard the remarks, but he
did not come back. v
The four remaining men "tossed up,"
and the lot fell upon Walter, who paid
four shillings for the chowder.
Walter started for home about nine
o'clock, and on his way he was overtaken
by Niles.':.' ; :!; , i;(.
"Walter," said the latter, in a kind but
earnest tone, "I want to speak with you.
lou haye wronged me this evening, and
I wish you to understand me. For the
opinions of Bill Smith and Ned Francis I
care not, but I do not wish you to misap
prehend me. We live too near together,
and 1 would not lose your good opiuion."
"Well, go ahead," returned Walter,
who was one of the best and kindest neigh
bors in the world.
"You said I was mean."
"No, no, 'twas not I who said that.'?
. "Well, you said I was as 'tight as the
bark of a tree.' "
Walter could not deny this 80 John
proceeded.
Ml refused to join you in your little
game, tor tbree reasons, either one of
which should have been sufficient to deter
me. First, 1 have resolved not to engage
in any such games of hazard. ' Second, I
did not want any chowder. And third, I
could; not have afforded to pay for five ex
tra suppers, if the lot had fallen upon me."
"Couldn't have afforded it!" repeated
Walter, with a light tingle of unbelief in
his tone."' " 1 "' '' '
"No," returned the other, "I could not!
I used to be on hand, always, for any such
game, and I thought it would be mean to
refuse, but I have learned better. Let me
tell you how I first came to see the folly
of being afraid to refuse spendidg my
money for nothing; Shall I tell you?"
"Certainly," returned Walter, who al
ready began to see something. ; , , -;
"Well,' pursued Niles, "one noon,!;
I was leaving home, my wife asked me
for a dollar. She wanted it to buy some
cloth with.1 ' I asked her if she could get
along without it.! ; I had only three dollars
with me, and 1 hated to let one of them
fo. bhe said she really needed the cloth,
ut if I had uot 'got any money to Bpare,
Bne couia get along, and l went away.
xnai evening i went into the saloon, and
we Dad a bne social time. It cost me
just one dollar and a half. I paid the
money willingly, without eyen one
thought of obieotion, and then I '
went
home. When I entered the hall. I heard
'my. wife trying to pacify our oldest child
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The little thing had expected a new dress,
which had been promised, her, and she
felt badly because she had iiOt got it.
" 'Wait,' urged m wife, as the child
sobbed in her' disappointment.- Papa
hasn't got the money now) but he'll have
someby-and-by, and you shall have a
pretty dress., Poor papa has to work
bard.'" '. . '-?:. -.
.'The word smote mtf to thd" neart.' I
could not afford a dollar fodiess my little
child, but I could afford a'")' amount for
the useless entertainment of others? , , The
dollar which my needy wi.' could 'not get'
when he asked for it, f i sway almost
twice-fold for nothing.."' ..;-:.' r
a lesson;..:! openoil.mv
vuy j.wMt-
I atlorded my wile the dollar, out 1 could
not afford any more for the beer man. 1
had not dreamed how much I was wast
ing, and when I stopped that leak and al
lowed my funds to now in their proper
channel, I soon found that I could afford
every reasonable comfort my wife and
children needed.- Sol stick to the princi
ple which has proved so beneficial to my
wife and family- Ah what's that?
There's an animal in your garden, Walter."
They had reached the garden fence, and
bv the dim starlight Walter could see a
horned beast trampling among his sweet
corn. The bars had either been left down
or hooked down, and a stray cow had got
in. They drove her out, and then Niles
went home. Walter saw the beast had
done considerable damage, but he was not
angry, for he had something more to think
of. He vent and set down beneath an
apple tree and pondered.
"Bless me, if he hasn't put the case
down about square!" he said to himself at
the end of some minutes of meditation.
"Let me see,".- he pursued "there's
sixty-seven cents for chowder ulty cents
for ale fifty for soda. And that within
the last three day. A dollar and sixty
seven cental Is it possible? Over a
hundred dollars a year! Aud yet I can't
afford two dollars for a gate, nor five dol
lars that my family may have religious in
struction for a year. Walter Gray you
had better turn over a new leaf!"
And Walter Gray did turn over a new
leaf. On the very next day he did two
things, thereby astonishing two parties
He had a new gate made for the entrance
to the garden, and thereby astonished his
wife; and he refused to "toss up" for the
ale, and theieby astonished a crowd of ex
pectant thirsty ones, tor a month he
pursued this course, and by the expira
tion of that time, he could fully appre
ciate the new 'btesstiigs Xbt"arj dawn
ing upon him. He discovered that he
could afford everything which the comfort
of bis lamily demanded; and arriving at
ihis result he had only cut loose from
things which he really could not afford.
It was a wonder to him how he could
have been so foolish. When, at the
end of the year, he had paid his note,
and had ninety-two dollars loft, befell at
first as though there must be some mis
take; but when his wife went over their
household expenditures with him, and
showed him thai all they needed had been
bought and paid for, he saw just how it
was. He saw that for years he bad been
wasting his substance and depriving him
self and loved ones of the comforts they
needed not intentionally, but through
the strange mistake that leads thousands
in the same course. But be did so no
more.
Sometimes, even now, Walter Gray
says "Can't afford it," and says it very
emphatically, too. Bui it is not when
his wife or children ak for comfort and
joy, nor when the needy poor ask for help
aud charity for he can well afford all that;
but it is When the wild speculation,1 or the
loose companion asks him to engage in
some game of hazard which may rob him
self and family of their substance. Then
he says and he repeats it if need be
"CAN'T AFFORD IT!" ' . '
Got the Best el Illm. :
The elder Judge fiurnside presided in
one of the courts of Pennsylvania when tbe
memorable case of Parson vs. Parsons was
on trial. James Petriken, Esq., was one
of the counsel, assisted by James T. Hale,
Esq. Hale was speaking, and having
made a strong point, which the court chal
lenged, he said he could sustain it by cita
tion of cases from the books, but he , had
left them at fais office close by.
"Why did you not bring your books
here?" asked the judge. -
"Became I considered the points so
plain as not to need the support of other
cases, but I will Step over and get the
books." '
As Mr. Hale left the house, the Judge,
in a pet, said: f -
"That man reminds me of a carpenter
who came to work for me, and left all his
tools at home. This court has forgotten
more law than that young man knows."
1 "That," said Mr. Petriken, "is just
what we complain of that your honor hat
forgotten too mack.'" - , ... a - k.
iThe Houstan (Texas) "Telegraph"'
states that the stage drivers and passengers
on the last trip from Velasco, picked up on
the beach several cakes of beeswax, which
are supposed to be portions of a cargo of
beeswax that formed tbe loading ol a ves
sel rvhich foundered in tbe Gulf of Mexico
in 1833, and was designed for the use of
the churohes. in Mexiao. . For many years
similai, waifs have been thrown on the
beach in that section of country.
,,An English aeronaut ascended in
bis balloon from Newcastle, and on his
decent the 'balloon dragged along , the
ground spilling out ballast and causing the '
balloon to shOot up suddenly into the air, I
carrying the aeronaut caught by his feet
l4he ropes, up feet foremost to a hightof
yf feet and dropped to tbe ground, and,
inge to say, hot seriously nurt.
AGHIOULTURE, COMMERCE, AND NEWS.
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- " The Empty Cradle.
Every fold counts a missing lamb, and
there are but few hcuses where there 1ms
been do mourning over a vacant chair.
It is bard to part with the darlings of the
nursery. ' Affection clings to them fondly,
and Is reluctant to loose its hold, but the
all-wise Father deals tenderly with his
children, and removes their treasures to
heaven, that their affections may follow.
Many weeping parents will recognize their
own experience In the following extract
from an exchange: .
, : The death of a little child is to its moth
er's heart like the dew on the plant, from
'vlW-h tift 1is just perished.,; The plant
...1 -t. '., -jsu'd f: reotin ; 1 1
Hh iiit?rntng'4igrrt?''eriorriiber' 1
gathers from the dark sorrow which she
has passed, a fresh brightening of her
hope.
As she bends over the empty cradle,
and fancy brings her sweet infant before
her, a ray of divine light is on the cherub
faoe. It is her son still, but with the seal
of immortality on his brow. She feels
that heaven was the only atmosphere
where her precious flower could unfold
without spot or blemish, and she would
not recall the lost. But the anniversary
of his departure seems to bring his spir
itual presence near her. She indulges in
the tender grief which soothes, like an
opiate in pain, all hard passages and care
in life. The world to her is no longer
filled with human love and hope in future,
so glorious with heavenly love and joy;
she has treasures of happiness which the
worldly, unuhastened heart never con
ceived. The bright, fresh flowers, with
which she has decorated her room, the
apartment where the infant died, are me
mentoes of the far brighter hopes now
dawning on her day-dream. She thinks of
the glory and beauty of the New Jerusalem,
where the little foot never finds a thorn
among the flowers, to render a shoe neces
sary. Nor will a pillow be wanted for the
dear head reposing on the breast ot a kind
Savior. And she knows that her infant
is there in the world of eternal bliss.
She has marked one passage in that
book, to her emphatically the word of life,
now lying closed on the toilet table, which
she daily reads: "Suffer little children to
come unto me, for of such is the kingdom
of heaven."
The Conjurer and the Yankee.
Anderson, the wizzard, met with a Yan
kee who stole a march on him one day,
after the following pattern: Enter Yankee.
"I say! are you Professor Anderson?"
Yes ftir, at your service."
"Well, you are a tarnation smart man,
and I am somethin' at a trick too, kinder
cute, don ye know."
- "Ah, indeed, what tricks are you up
to?" asked the rrolessor amused at tbe
simple fellow.
"Wa'al I can take a red cent aud
change it into a ten dollar gold piece."
"Ah, that is a mere slight of hand trick,
I can do that too."
"No you can't. I'd like to see you
tn."
"Well, hold out your hand with a cent
m it." . , . .
Yankee stretches out his paw with acent
lying m it.
"This is your cent is it, sure?"
"It's nothiu' else."
"Hold on to it tight Presto! change.
Now open your haud.'' ,
Yankee opened his fist, and there was
a gold eagle lying in his palm. r
"Wa'al you did do it. I declare; much
obliged to you," and Jonathan turned to
go out.
"Say," said the professor, "you may
leave my ten dollars."
"Yours? wasn't it my cent and didn't
you turn it into this yaller thing, eh? good
by!" .
And as he left the room he was heard to
say, "I guess there ain't anything green
about this child!"
Going to Hold Over. In view of the
strong probability that the "Black Repub
licans", will elect their candidate for Pres
ident, next fall, the Washington "States,"
the especial organ of Senator Douglas at the
Federal Capital, offers the following rea
sonable suggestion to tbe present heads of
Departments;
"A sentiment is beginning to develops
itself in the slave holding States which, if
we mistake not tbe signs of tbe times, will
soon be heard in Washington, demanding
of Howell Cobb, John B. Floyd, Jacob
Thompson and Joseph Holt, an answer,'
whether they are prepared to surrender the
puree, the sword, and the navy, to Sew
ardism, in case of its consolidation, on the
4th of March, 1861." ....
We aie anxious to know how Messrs.
Cobb, Floyd, Thompson and Holt can help
themselves; or by what process the "slave
holding States" proposes to keep "the
purse, the sword and the navy": in case
tbe people of the United States see fit to
elect William H. Seward President in
I860. Milwaukee Sentinel.
&3T James A. MoCorkle, the cashier of
(he People's Bank at Richmond, Ind , who
absconded in November last and went to
San Antonio, Texas, under the assumed
name of James A. Hall, and was arrested
there, had been acquitted in the Wayne
Circuit Court of the charge of forgery. At
the commencement of the trial a. motion
was made to quash the indictment. Judge
Elliott sustained the motion, and the pris
oner was discharged. ;'''
! JOTTbe area of the proposed new Ter
ritory, or State of Jefferson, is thus calcu
lated: From 37 to 43 degrees north lati
tude 417 miles, f rom 1UZ to liu de
grees west longitude, on tbe south line
329 and one-fifth miles. From 102 to
1 10 degrees on the north line 301 miles
ana a iraction. Area izh.oob square
miles.
T. PLANTS
3TThe Columbiana County Fair is to
b held in New Lisbon, O , on tbe 28th,
29th and 30th inats. The "Buckeye
Stale," at that place, publishes the, fol
lowing letter from "John Stockly and
kumpany" to the managers of the Fair,
notifying tbem of his intention to be there
with his "hole kolleckshun of annimels,"
which we copy, with the expectation of a
"free pass" into John's show if he should
ever chance to visit our place:
To the managers of the fare at New lisbon
gentleman. Dear sur
'fv'Ca,::",iv 8aw yure DU,'y;
(uai"i ":'iha anainuals eau-' .trarvei to your
fare, ile be thar you may bet and i want
you to git up an orful exsitement About
my. sho it ie Not a 1 hoss sho by a long
site, but it jist nox the pins from under
yure belune yure tarnal funny fantastioles
or Eny uther sho on tha Ground my wax
wurks issum Punkins i tell yuand l want
yu to bio it up steps, furyu can do it with
a clere koichuns. my sleepen buty at
trax grate attenshun, drest in the most
latest fashun. When i was in washintun
sity a showen tu the president and tu the
kongress a lady sade tu me I think it
was Misses sickles, she sade tu me, yure
sleepen buty ort to hev Lo necs tha loer
it is the more fashunable she air, and tha
less clos she ware the more fashunsble she
air a hint yu no is enuf for a yanky and
so i drest my sleepen buty accordenly.
i kno yu will be delited with hur, for she
is the delite uv every body, with hur large
hupes, and a holden up hur Clos fur all
the wurld lyke a fashunable live lady a
promenaden Ef yu can get all yure prech
ers tu giv a good notia uv my sho in thar
metin Housis i wil let, them cum rite in
free as the flours uv may. ive a munky
thats kute, and no mistake, and i no it
will make them larf fit tu bust thare sides
to see tha little cuss grin and jump and
squele, when tha give tha nolis tha can
offer to bet hi tbat my sho is no desep
shun, tha can also say thare will be a
swallerin uv the sorde atween times, All
uv yure editurs can cum in Like wise
free as whisky, but understand tha must
bio my wax wurks up hi, with a all fired
big notis in thare papers, tell them tu
btik In tha Kapille Letters strong. and
11 the boys about the offies also. dont
yu let them do like the editurs in pitts
beurg tha snaky . Cusses, they kum in
krowds moren fiftv of em went in fur
uothen, and then charged me for pultin
my sho in thare pesky papers, that warnt
all, tha sade my sho was a humbug and
that i warnt no grate shakes no how, Je
rusalem how i do hate such desepshun.
i mite say that my Kullekshun of live and
stuffed wilde annimels is bigger then it
ever was before in the united states, with
(wo stuffed parcypines and a liveu pole
cat, which has never been shode before
ither luTJrope or amency dont you forgit
to notis . my caf with too heads, and the
wile cat a growlen from mornen tu nite, i
am now a dikerin for a tangaru which
com pie ts the hole kullekshun, tell the edi
turs tu go in strong on my snaiks, which
is now under perfeo subjenshun and good
musik with the fiddle and tamberrene all
tha time.
Notebeny What indusoment wi'.l you
hole out for me to cum an giv me (ha most
kunspikuas plase on the ground, it will be
fur yure advantage to pay me liberal, as
krouds will flok in tu see my wax wurks
Ef you dele on the square with me i will
let all youre managers in free with the
premiers and editurs like wise, an l will
turn all my animals, and my wax wurks,
luse in the ring for the divershun of the
kroud on the last day but Ef you act
snaky an try to ex tor shun i aint in no
how, for if thare is any I thing i despise
on this airth U is cussed desepshun.
i will be thare on Wednesday the boys
can mete me on the wellsville rode, i gen
erally cum in tu town with musik a
playen, tell every body tu keep a sharp
look out fur w hats up.
yu will moreover plese write tu me
immediately to Whelin and derect yure
letter tu.
JOHN STOCKLY
and kumpeny
shoMan.
Notebeny agane ef yure prechers and
editurs and yure managirs will bio my
sleepen buiy up hi, i will stand trete in tu
the burgin, tha can du it on konshuns for
she is the delite uv all ies, i say blow her
up stepe. , J. S. and kumpeny.
.-
Saving Time. A cleigyman, who en
joys the substanli.tl benefits of a fine farm,
was slightly taken down, a few days ago
by bis Irish ploughman, who was bitting
at his plow, in a tobacco field resting his
horse. The reverend gentleman, being a
great economist, said with a serious, look:
, "Patrick, wouldn't it be as well for you
to have a stub scythe here and be hub
bingji few bushes along the fence while
the horse is resting?" .
Patrick, with quite as serious a coun
tenance as hisclergical boss, replied:
" "Faix an' yer jist about right, yer honor;
an' sure wouldn't it be as well to have a
tub ov praties in t.he pulpit, an' when
they're singing, to peel 'era awhile to be
ready for the pot, yer honor?" , ' (
The reverend gentleman was ' rather
taken aback by this bright sally of Pat's,
and left with a hearty laugh. ..-.. ; -i
IffA. ship captain who has just ar
rived at Hull from tlii Black Sea,' sys
that between Sevastopol and Balaklava,
the country presents a most devastated
appearance, diversified only by the mound
raised here and there over some iHiieu
warrior. Balaklava itself be describes as
a vasv uolgotba, where small heaps ot
stone are the only marks of distinction
separating the resting-place of the officer
from that of his subordinate.
81.50 lu advance.'.
to Go., XixTolimliex-w.
WHOLK NUMBER 800
Old Virginia. .
An Illinois Sucker took a great dislike
to a foolish oung Virginian who was a
fellow passenger with him on one of the
Mississippi steamboats. , Tha Virginian "'
was continually combing his hair, brush- .
ing his clothes, or dustiug his boots to
all of which movements the Sucker took
exceptions, as being what hetermed "a
leetle too darned nice, by half." He fi
nally drew up his chair beside the. Virgin
i m and began , . t
"Whar might you bo from, stranger?"
"I am from Virginia, sir," politely an
swered the gent. "' ' ; ;
"From old Yirgmny. I suppose?" says
jh.Sucker,!,,r v,. ; ?i. -j.
.J7CHfV.f14 Virginia," was the reply., v
, "You are pooty high up in the pioturs,
thar; I suppose?"
"I don't know what you mean by that
remark, sir.". .
"Oh, nuthin," says the Sucker, "but
that you are desp'rate rich, and have been
brought up right nice."
"If the information will gratify you, in
any way," says the gent, patronizingly,
smoothing down bis bair, "I belqng to
one of ihe first families."
"Oh, in course," answered the Sucker.
"Well, stranger, bein' as you belong to
the furst, I'll just give you two of the
fattest shoat8 in all Illinois ef you'll only
find me a feller that belongs to one of the
second Virginia families."
"You want to quarrel with me, sir,"
says the Virginian. - .
"No, stranger, not an awra," answered
the Sucker, "but I never seed one of the
second family, and I'd gin suthin' to git a
sight at one of 'em, I know you are one .
of the furst, cause you look just like John
Randolph."
This modified tbe Virginian the hint
of a resemblance to the statesman was
flattering to bis feelings, and he accord- .
ingly acknowledged relationship to the
orator.
"Ha, you know, descended from the
Ingin gal, Pocahontas?',
"You are right, sir," he answered.
"Well, stranger," said tbe Sucker, "do
you know thar is auuther queer thing al
lays puzzles me, and it's this I never
seed a Virginian that didn't claim to be
either descended from an Ingin, John
Randolph, or a nigger." ,
We need not add that the Sucker rolled
off his chair suddenly! They were sepa
rated until the Sucker got ofl at a landing
near his home. As he stepped ashore, ho
caught sight of the Virginian on the up
per deck, and hailed him at once with:
"1 say, old Virginny, remember two
fat shoals for the first feller you find that
belongs to the second Virginia family."
Tub Opinion of America on a Vital
Subject! Show an American any inven
tion, from a political constitution to a pat-
ent rat-trap, and his first impulse will be ,
to search for its defects; his next, to im
prove upon it If, however, he finds it
perfect capable of performing all that is
claimed for it--invaluable, unimprovable
he "acknowledges the corn," adopts the
artiole, whatever it may be; and renders
due honor to the inventor. This trait in
our national character is signally illustra
ted in the bouudless popularity of Pro
fosssor Holloway's remedies in this coun
try. When they were first advertised in
the United States, half the world had al- '
ready approved them. The leading gov
ernments of Europe, publio institutions,
and eminent soientifio men had endorsed
them.' But these credentials were not suf
ficient for "Brother Jonathan," He must
try them in the crucible of experiment.
The results were in the highest degree sat
isfactory. Dyspepsia, bilious complaints,
affections of the bowels, all the painful and
dangerous varieties of internal disease dis
appeared, invariably, under the operation
of the Pills ; while external disorders, and
the effects of external injuries, were rapid
ly and uniformly removed by the applica
tion of the Ointment. This was demons
tration. The national mind was convinced.
Enthusiasm replaced doubt.
We presume that the establishment in -New
York of a central depot for the sale of
his remedies in the United States, has beeu
the means of adding very considerably to
his princely fortune; but if it has been a
pecuniary' benefit to him, it has been, a
benefit which money cannot measure to
thousands of our suffering fellow-citizens.
The Ointment and Pills are now accessi
ble to people of every class, in every part
of the Union, and the amount of good they
have accomplished may be estimated from
the fact, that almost without exception,
the newspapers and other periodicals have .
published statements of cures effected by
their operation, and back the statements
by editorial declarations of their authentic
ity. This is a mass of evidence not to bs .
controverted or shaken. It is a rock of
truth against which the waves of profes
sional prejudice beat in vain. 2f, Y,
Courier.
First Dead-hkad. "Who was the
first man recorded in history who didn't
pay," said the elder Matthews, as he was
handing a theatrical order to a friend.
"Why, really, 1 never gave it a thought,"
replied ihe friend. "Why Joseph, of
course," said Matthews, "did not - his
brothers put him iu the pit Jor nothing?"
,3TSome years ago, we saw a proposa 1
put forth by Barnum, of New York, that
if the money expended for tobacco, in that '
city; was given to him, he would agree to;
supply that city wilh bread!!', Tobacco 1
costing more than bread! Think of it. .
Jt?E. H. Baxter, lately employed as a
job printer in the office of the vMetropol-
itan," at Kansas Uity, has just received'
the intelligence thht he. has fallen heir to
an estate of eighty thousand dollars, iu
ngland. ' V .
"Sr.

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