ri'BLISnED EVERY THURSDAY, BY
XV,' E. & A. XV. BKATTON
At Brattou's Building. Eat of the '
TERMS OF SUHSCIJIPTIOX.
O'jmj year, ,. ' $1 fiO
Eight months, ' 1 OO
Four months, ....... 50
Payment in advance in all eases.
B I. CONSTIrt-E,
. A. CONSTRLE.
Constable and Constable,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
McArthur, - - - - Ohio,
"1171LL attend promptly to ill busino in
V V trusted to llicir euro, in Vinton uinl Ath
ens coun tic-!", or any of the courts of the 7th
Judicial Uit.,'find in llio Circuit coutte of the
V. 8. for the Bonthorn district of Ohio. Claims
apttinftthe Government, pensions, bcm.tvand
buokfsy collected. jnieitf
I. A. MtATTON. Airt'Il. VAY0
BRATTON & MAYO,
ATTORNEYS AT 1AW,
McArthur. Vinton Uountv. Ohio.
TUL attoml to nil lofnl btminciw Intrusted
t io meiroarein vinion.AihorA.Jac la,
1(099, Hocking, and adjoininfrrounlies. Partic
ular attention glvon to the collection of soldiers
claims for pensions, bounties, arrears of nay,
eto., against ihe U 8 or Ohio, including Mor
gan raid ohtims. jnn4
a. W. J. AVOLTZ,
DEALER Irf AND REPAIR! R Of
ibiv TIT A Tflll T.ci nl rrn
McAIUIIUK, - - - Ohio,
Professional. Watches. Millinery.
Fancy Goods, Toys k.
Mrs. Maggie J. Dodge,
IJKSI'i'OTFULLV announroa to the chizons
i or McArtliur and vicinity tLat tho has
jnat oioiiod,a horronidinco
XCRTII STREET, m'aIITIIUR, O.,
A large and well selected slock of
FRENCH nd AMERICAN
HOODS dc. fcc.
TOYS FOR TL'E HOLIDAYS.
of all kinds, all ft which will be sold chimp
J'oroash. nov80 Cra Mrs M J DODGE
Mrn. E. B. Pugh,
ONE door cast of tlio M K C'linrcli. is con
'tantly receiving new addition!! to her large
Having In hor employ a full force of expor
fonccd iraiKtunuo, she is woll prcpursd to
MAKE OLD BONNETS NEW
promptly and neatly. Call and eto hor Mock
and bo convinced. no23-3in
Professional. Watches. Millinery. Bankers.
Kinney, BunUy & Co.,
li A W IK 12 R S ,
JACKSON, C. II, OHIO.
SOLICIT iho Acccnnts of busincsn men and
individuals of Jackson, Vintou. and adjjili
ing counties-- dculm in cxchnime, uiicurront
.nonoy and coin make collections in all parts
of the country, and remit proceeds promplly
on (ho day we got returns. Government ucu
ritiesand rovenue stampi ilway.i on hand and
or rale. tSflntorcsl pild on time deposits.
Stockholders : 11 L Cha( man, l'rosidont; II
8 Bundy, Vice I'rcsidcnt; T W Kinney Cashier;
Wm Kinney; E B LudwickjA a Austin; J I)
Clark; W Burke; I'Lodwick. no30m6
Professional. Watches. Millinery. Bankers. Groceries.
Brof-n, Mackev, and Co.,
2s o. 22 Paint street, Chillicothc, O.
MERCHANTS of MoArtmir and surround
ing country, are respectfully invited to
cull and examine our stock consisiing of every
thing in the giocory line, which we will sell as
low as the lowest and all (roods warranted to bo
just as represented. Before pnrcha-Jng else
where yon will do well to call and see us, as we
will offer you inducements not to be beaien
No2J Paint stret, Chillioothe, 0.1 doir south
of MoKoll's yuotusaro store. do21m3
Professional. Watches. Millinery. Bankers. Groceries. Railroads.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE.
FROM December 3rd 18..S, 1 ruins will
leavo bullous Imir.vd ns follows :
8 25 a m
0 55 a m
1 15 p m
2 J9 p m
3 15 p in
3 23 p in
3 40 p m
3 fi2 p m
4 07 p ni
10 00 p m
11 05 p m
2 22 a m
3 40 a in
4 02 a in
4 14 a in
4 28 a in
4 38 a in
4 51 a in
8 27 a in
7 47 p in
Station. Mail. Xight Ex.
Marrtctta, 6 35 a m 7 00 p ui
Hope Station, 10 2!) a m 10 48 p m
Zaleski. 10 43 am 1104pm
Vinton Furnace, 10 67 a m 11 13 p m
Me Arthur, 1109am 1130pm
S!,l;,.rS,,ce' n m 12 04 a m
Chillicothc, Tlapm 1 27 a m
Loveland, 4 40 p m 4 40 a m
Cincinnati, 650pm 5 45 am
Trains connect at Hamdeo with Mail train,
to and front Portsmouth O. . dec7-65
NOTICK Any person obtaining ten snb
soribera, and sendlin ns the moncv, r.
Tiot.tAM .shall reegive the Vihtos Krconn
oc year graUA-
M'AKTHUU. VINTON COUNTY, OHIO. SlAKCH 8,
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical.
M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical. [Written for the Cincinnati Enquirer. ]
FENIANS GET YOUR RIFLES READY.
Fenians, pet your riflea ready ;
Let your aim be sure ami steady ;
If we would win, we must begin
To j,'ct our men mid rifles ready.
The Saxon foe U proud and stronjj,
But Erin's hopes were never brighter;
By hkvkn ( KSTi iui s of wrong,
We swear as men that wc will rljjhther.
Tin n, Fenian?, get your rifie3 ready.
Let your aim be sure and steady ;
If we would win, we must begin
To get' our men autl rifles ready."
Like men we'll meet an anciont foe
Thu siinliuptt proudly waving o'er us
England's power to overthrow,
And drive the Sasseirteh before lis.
Fenians, get your rifles ready, etc.
The rifle's soaring will freedom bring;
Tyrants never yield to trifles;
So let us try, this present spring.
The virtue of true Fenlaii3 rifles.
Fenians, get your rifles ready, etc.
And should the Sassenach refuse
To ycildthe rights for which wc battle.
The tyrant's blood shall flow profuse
Where riiles ring and cannon rattle.
Fenians, get your rifles ready, etc.
Our country calls; wc must respond;
Curse on the cowards that now falter
While Fenians In the gap beyond
Pcly the dungeon und the halter.
Fenians get your rifles ready, etc.
A Girl that would be Married and
Mr. Watts had hy industry aiid
economy accumulated a large prop
erty. llo was a man of rather su
perior mind and acquirements, but
unfortunately became addicted to
habits of intemperance. Naturally
fond of company, and possessing
superior coversational powers, his
company was much sought and he
became eventually a sot. His wife
was a very feeble woman, without
niuch decision of character; but an
only child was the reverse, illustra
ting one of those f-ingular laws of
nature, that the female ol'tenesttake
after the father in character and per
sonal peculiarities' and tho males
after tho mother.
Msiry was well aware of the con
sequences that would inevitably fol
low her father's course, and had used
every exertion of persuasion and rea
son in her power, to induce him to
alter his habits, but without avail;
his resolutions and promises could
not withstand temptation, and he
pursued his own downward curse,
till the poor girl despaired of reform
and previously realized what the
end must result in.
John Dunn was a young man
from the East, possessed of good cd
ucalion, as all our New England
boys are, and there indomitable in
dustry and perseverance, and was
working on tho farm of a neighbor
by the month.
Mary, on going on some errand
to the next house, met him on the
road with the usual salutation
"Good morning, Mr. Dunn."
"Good morning, Miss Watts. How
is your health?"
"Well, I thank you, but to tell
the truth,s ick at heart."
"Pray, what is the trouble?" said
John, "what can effect you, a cheer
ful, lively girl like you, possessing
evey thing that can make you hap
py?" "On the contrary to make me mis
ernble. I am almost weary of life.
But it is a subject I cannot explain
to you; and yet I have sometimes
thought I might."
"Anything I can do you, Miss
Watts, you may freely command."
"That is promising more than
you would be willing to perform.
Eut to break the ice at once, do
you want a wife?"
"A wife! Well I don't know. Do
you want a husband?"
"Indeed I do, the worst way, I
don't know but you may think me
bold, and deficient in that maiden
ly modesty becoming a woman, but
if you knew my situation, aud the
afllictions under which I suffer, I
think it would bo some excuse for
"Have you thought of the conse
quences?" said John "my situation
I am poor you are rich I am a
stranger and "
"Indeed I have. I am almost
crazy. Let me explain you and
every one else knows the unfortu
nate situation of my father. His
habits are fixed beyond amendment,
and his property is wasteing liko
the dews before the sun. A lot of
iarpies ,axe drinking his very heart's
blood, and ruin and misery are star
ing us in the face. We aro almost
strangers, it is true; but I observed
you closely. Your habits, your in
dustry and the care and prudence
with which you have managed your
employer's business, has always in
"And, yet, my dear young lady,
what can you know of nio to war
rant j'ou in -taking such an impor
It is enough for me that I am sat
islied'with your character'and hab
its your person and manners. I
am a woman and have eyes. We
aro about the same age; so if you
know me and like mo well enough
to take, there' Is my hand!"
''And, my dear Mary, there's
mine with all my heart in it.
Now, when do you desiro it to be
"Now, this minute; give mo your
arm, and wo will go to squire Ben
ton's and have tho bargain finished
at once. I don't want to enter our
house of distress again until I have
ono on whom I win rely, to control
and direct the affairs of my discon
solate home, and to support mo in
my determination to turn over a
new leaf in our domestic aflairs."
"But not in this old hat, and in
my shirt sleeves, Mary?"
"Yes and I in my old bonnet
and dirty apron. If you aro content
let it be done at once. 1 hope you
will think I am not so had pushed
as that comes to; but I want a mas
ter, and am willing to bo mistress.
will then take you home and in
troduce you as my own dear hus
band signed, scaled and delivered.
So be it permitjmejto say, that I
have always admired you from tho
first minute I saw you for your beau
ty and energy, and industry, and
"Now John, if that is sincere, this
is (ho happiest moment of my life,
and I trust our Union will bo long
and happy . I am the only one of
my father hears to; but alas! his res
olutions are liko ropes of sand. I
can manage him on all other sub
jects; you must take charge of his
business, and have solo control;
there will be no difficulty I am
confident of the result."
They were married, and a more
happy match never was consumma
ted. Everything prospered; houses
and bams were repaired, fences and
gates-wore regulated and the exten
sive fields smiled and flourished
like an Eden. Tho unfortunate fath
er in a few days sunk into a drunk
ard's grave. Mary and John raised
a large family, and they still live re
spected and wealthy all from an
energetic'' girl's resolution, fore
thought and courage.
Jeff. Davis' Silver Plate. Ke
ccntly a coffee or tea set, formerly
used by Jeff. Davis, and sold at auc
tion with a quantity of plate, just
previous to the evacuation of the
city by the rebels, war; presented
to President Johnson by a gentle
man of Richmond, who purchased
the article at the auction sale. The
coffee or tea set in question is a
perfect miniature or a facsimile of
a railroad locomotive, with tender
attached. The locomotive boiler
receives tho coffee or tea, makes
and discharges it through a spiggot
a steam whistle indicating when
the coffee or tea is ready.
The boiler of the locomotiv e is
of porcelain, and the figure of a
fireman, of the same material, ap
pears on the locomotive vigorously
ringing the bell, which, we sup
pose, means the breakfast, dinner,
or supper-bell. The tender, which
is an admixture of brass and other
metals, carries sugar, in an elegant
jugar caisson, with goblets of cog
niac, and stunning small cut glasses.
The sides of the tender are embell
ished with racks for cigars.
The most curious contrivance of
all is tho secret music box located
somewhere in the tender, which,
being set, plays eight popular airs,
sufficient in length to entertain a
supper, dinner, or breakfast table.
Tho whole establishment, engine
and tender, sets upon two beautiful
enameled waiters, Upon the sides
of the locomotive, in miniature, is
emblazoned "President Jefferson
Davis" showing that the testi
monial locomotive and tender were
built expressly for his use or plea
sure. Upon tho front, just above
where the cowcatcher ought to lie.
tppears the Confederate national
banner and bottle-flag entwined
with tho national ensign of France.
Brigham Young has purchased
two of the Sandwich Islands, to
which he proposes to remove bag
The Boy Who Went to New York.
A poor orphan boy, some few
years ago, by the namo of John
, went to New York to get a
situation in a store as errand boy,
clcj He was brought up in n coun
try hillage, where his father and
mother died and left him alone in the
woiild, as regards frieiubi and rela
tion. Ho had associated, in his native
village,. with bad boys, because ho
had no one to look after him and
warn him of the consequences; and
had become addicted to smoking,
and to drinking spirtous liquors oc
casionally. But Johny had a strong
md, and was not 60 far initiated
in these bad practices but ho could
brakhimso lfofthem, as every boy
may who will exercise a little firm
nefs and good judgement.
Johny had about in money
and a small bundle of clothe?, with
which he landed on the wharf in
that great city; and he at once went
in search of a bonrding-houso,
which ho found in a remote street,
where ho could board two weeks
for what money ho had.
The next morning he read all the
daily papers, to sco if any one ad
vertised for a boy, and he saw that
a merchant in Brodway wanted ono
and ho called on him at once.
Now, this merchant had had a
great deal of trouble with wicked,
unreliable boys, that ho had employ
ed, who would often slop and drink
beer and other liquors at tho sa
loons when he sent them on errands
an.l in some casc-s they took his
money to pay for them; so ho took
Johny into his office and told him
what bad boys he had employed
that ho required a smart, honest.
Jaxtlful lad, who was addicted to
no had habits liow these evils prao
tices led from bad to worse, in
most cases, and ended in the dis
charge of boys eVeywhere that no
buy could expect to rise in the
world, especially in the great city
of New York, unless he was honest
faithful, and avoided dram-shops,
and other bad places, etc.
"Now," said tho merchant, "I
want to know what your habits are
whether you smoke segars, chew
tobacco, drink liquor, swear, etc."
Johny saw at once (hat "honesty
is tho best policy," and that he had
got. to turn over a new leaf in his.
.Mmluct, if ne was to succeed there
so ho vepiied:
"Yes, sir, it is true, I do smoke
some! .Lies, and l-usel to drink
beer, and sometimes a lit.tlo gin or
brandy when I was at home; but,
sir, I had no father nor mother to
tell mo that such things were
wrong; and' from what you have
said, sir, I see plainly that no lad
who follows such practices ?an suc
ceed in business here; and from
this hour henceforth I will never
smoke another cigar, nor drink
another glass of liquor. Now, sir,
"My lad," replied the merchant,
"I admire your diction tfcltaractcr,
and you shall have the situation on
trial; and remember, if you prove
true and faithful to my interests
you may live to see the day when
you will own as large a storo of
goods as mine, is."
Johny did live up to his word,
and to-day his own namo is over
the same door, as owner of the en
tire establishment; his employer
having died, and left it all to him
in a legacy, as ho was a bachelor
Thus we see, boys, what a little
decision of character may effect,
when a lad has firmness to do right.
The Boy Who Went to New York. Courting in Iowa.
The following circumstance hap
pened in Ceder county, Iowa : A
certain young man being out on a
courting expedition one Sunday
evening, in order to keep his secret
from his young acquaintances, de
termined to he at home bright and
early on Monday morning. Drcs-
'sed in his fine white summer pants,
ana other nixins in proportion, lie
mounted his horse and soon arrived
at the residence of his inamorata,
where he was kindly received, and
the horse properly cared for, being
turned out into the pasture for the
night. The night passed away, and
3 o'clock in tho morning arrived.
Three o'clock was the timo for him
to depart, so that he might arivc nt
homo before his comrades were
stirriug. lie sallied forth to the
pasture to catch his horse ; but here
was the difficulty the grass was
high and loaded with dew. To
venture in with his pantaloons on
would rather take the starch out of
them, and lead to his detection. It
would not do to go in with his
white' unmentionables, fo he quick
ly made his resolve, llo carefully
disrobed himself of his valuable
whites, and placed them in safety
on the fence, whilo ho gave chase
with unscreened petals, through
the wet gras, after his horse. Re
turning to the fence, where he had
safely suspended his lily-white un
mentionable?, oil! inirahle di'dit !
what a sight met his eyes ! The field
into which his horse had turned
was not only a horse pasture, but a
calf pasture too; and the naughty
calves, attracted by tho white (lag
on the fence, had betaken them
selves to it, and, calf-like, had eaten
them up! Only a few well chewed
fragments of this once valuable
portion of the wti'rdrobo remained
only a few threads just suflicient
to indicate what they onca had
been. What a picklo was this for
a nice young man to bo in!
It was now daylight, and the
farmers were up, and our hero far
from homo, with no covering for
his 'traveling apparatus.' It would
not do to go back to tho house of
his lady-love, neither to go to town,
in that plight. There was only one
resource left to him; that was to
secrete himself in the bushes; and
it may bo imagined that his feelings
toward the calf kind were not oil
the most friendly character in con
sequence. But ere long his seclu-1
sion was destined to bo intruded!
upon. By-and-by tho boys who !
had been out to feed (he calves, re-1
turned with tho renin outs of Iho'
identical white garments which had
adorned tho lower limbs of their j
late visitor! They were mangled
and torn to shreds, an inquest, was
immediately held overtheni, Some
awful fate had befallen the man.
The neighbors were, summoned to
search for the mangled corpse, and
the posse, with dogs and arms, sol
out with all speed. Tho pasture was
throughly scoured and then the
adjacent thickets, when, lo! our
hero was driven from his lair by the
keen scent of the' dogs all safe and
oiind, minus therlinen!
. An explanation than ensued, at
tho expense of our hero. But he
was successful in the end, and
married the lady, and is now living
comfortably in ono ot the flourish
ing town of Iowa.
How a Conductor saved a Young
Lady from being Choaked.
Not long since Conductor Caw
ley had the blessed privilege of car
rying out a loving couple, who as
sumed tho position of "Lord Ullin's
Daughter" and her betrothed, so
affectingly described in the Teach
ers' Institute last week; j
One lovely hand was tn teiif d fi'roiil, i
Anil one was round her lover"
Only in this case, instead of one
hand being "stretched for aid," it
was whore tho other was, encircling
his inamoratal. Thev had eviden
tly been up, or at least awake, very I
late the evening before; (he train !
had not reached Early before the
female member of tho firm was
sound asleep nothing to be woiid-i
ercd at, for the position she had as
sumed was in every way favorable
to calm and sweet repose.
The by-sitters were simply amus
ed; but Conductor Cawley, more
experienced, foresaw serious, if not
fatal results. Approaching the
sleeping maiden, he took ono wrist
in his hand, and looking at his
watch with a professional air, after
a few moments addressed the young
"My dear sir, do you not see that
you are killing your lady ."
"What!" exclamed tho youth in
"Don't you see you are killing
that young lady ? Her pulse is on
ly eighteen to the minute now; un
less you let go your hold around
her neck yon will have her choked
to death in ten minutea!"
lie let go. There was some
laughter among tho obsirvers, but ,
GOLD AND SILVER.
Silver ; ml gold are now being j
shipped qiiite extensively tr this
city from Idaho Territory. We re-
ccntly had tho pleasure of looking :
in at Tilton & Go's store, No. 05
Libert- stroet. where there were I
lying on the floor a cart-load of;
bricks, about the shape and sizo of i
ordinary bricks, oi pure Idaho sil-.
ver, except that each brick contain
ed abQut one thousand dollars worth
of gold, a proportion so small as to
only perceptibly tinge the (diver. !
The load of bricks weighed nearly I
a tun, and was worth about ?o0,000. i
From samples of ore. from that'
young territory,- now on exhibition !
at the office of Judge Swift, No. 137 1
Broadway, and scA'eral other places
ADVKUTISIXf;. TEKMS. .
One square, tuu 1!lc, " .... 1 CO
K;ith ariditioi.ul h.ti lit .r, 4
Cards, per vrar, ten linn-. 8 CO
Noticcsof Esr i;t-i At.'mh.lstra- .
tors and Guardl-i:: 2 OO
Attachment notices Ltfcrc J. l . li CO
Local notices, per line lO
Yearly advertisincnts will bo charged
$H) per column, and at porportionnto
rates lor less than a cohium. Payable In
in this city, it wouid seem ihat it
is to be, when devclorel, ono of
our richest Territories, if not the
very richest. We also learn, from
parlies direct from there, that most
extensive tin a;;d quicksilver i:i;::o.i;
have been diojvertd; ami, to tap
tho climax of wealth, a most incon
testable diamond mine has" vr-e;i
struck in the vi inity of ?.;r.rcr
Crock. Some of those atones !.:.. j
1 ...... (1,. 1 :.i !.;.-. ,.l.r l'. n
iilxii 1 euciu I , 3'HU in mil y 'i
ono thousand dollars each. Tho
exact location of the mines is not
now know, as tho discoverer, a Mr.
Wilson, was lost on board tho ilroth
cr Jonathan recently, between San
Francisco and Portland, Oregon.
Wo will post our readers as wp lc-aru .
A Righteous Verdict.
It will bo seen from our. Newport
news column that (ho trial of Cap
tain J. W. iiiiAi), formerly of the
Fifty-fifth Kentucky Volunteers,
charged with preventing legal vo
ters from voting and arresting sev
eral, has been concluded in tho
Cambcll C iivuit Court at Alexan
dria. The jury fixed his fh0 at
00) 2,00!) each indictment.
Captain vv was ;-t the Cold
Spring precinct of Cimbell County
on the day of Iho Co:i'.rtTssio;ial elec
tion i;t Aug"..: !, l.Sf;., i:'i cliarg-i of
a squa 1 of Fodor.d Soldier., and
e'ainied that la-had been .--nt there
by order of (ieneral Pat;i::ti to In
vent disloyal persons Ironi voting,
lie had a !!-;. of all who wheie to
be di.-Ihiiu hi sc-i.
day i:ive-ed : o
wno were leir ti vouvv air.: m. on
rmml lli.-in J". .1- i A li v fx li. 1 tli-.m
attempting to vole the JJcuiveialis
ticket. Jon.v tin c:aa, another
Democrat was not only prevented
from voting, but tied lo a tree in
sight of the polls, where ho remain
ed the greater portion of the day
under the soiVhiiigrays of the sun.
lie was finally released by Captain
Ukrbkrt, ono of General I'almehV'
staff, who being in Newport, and
hearing of the outrage, proceeded
to cold Spring and ordered him to
be untied. Captain J. L. Lois,
also .charged with arresting Demo
crats because thev attempted to
vote, was lined S5O0. Oin. Enq.
.. 4 v- . -
Sirixs. When will signs and
wonders ceare? Not till tho des
troying angel shall clij) short tho
thread of time, and the heavens bo
rolled together as a scroll.
Not a day passes but wo seo
good and bad signs, as the follow-'
ing will idiow:
It is a good sign to sec a man
doing an act of charitv to his fel
It is a bad sign to hear him boast
It is a go'od sign to see an honest
man wearing his old clothes.
It is a bad sign to seo them filling
tho holes in his window.
It is a good sign to see a man
wiping the perspiration from his
It is a bad sign to see him wiping
his chops as he comes from tho
It is a good sign to sco a woman
dress With taste and neatness.
It is a bad sign to see her hus
band sued for her finery.
1 1 i3 a good sign for man to ad
vert iso in a paper.
It is a bad sign to see a sheriff,
advertise for him. ;
It is a good sign to sco a man
sewiing ma eniiiiren lo school.
It is a bad sign to see them edu
cated at evening school, on the
To see a nian blow his nose with
his fingers, and wipe it with his
To see a. man realing homo drunk
and whipod by his wife.
To see a man in company squeez
ing a sore nose,, of a woman pick
ing her chapped lips.
To hear a nun blaspheming, or
a woman gruvibling and scolding.
To hear a printer calling for rr.oro
copy, when the Editor the night
before has been on a bender.
For a man to make love to two
women, and to bo' found out by
To be a candidate for office, and
to be the last in the race.
To be hungry and a thirst and
find the wine out and the cupboard
To owe a note in bank, and not
have the money to pay it.
To hear a woman say no, when
you have popped tho question.
To have a bachelor uncle eye,,
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