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PCBLIStiED EVERY THURSDAY, BY W. E. & A. W. DK ATT ON At Brstton's Building, East of1 the Court-House. TEItMS OF 8l?BSCKiPTIOX. One year, $1 CO Eight months, 1 OO Four months, CO Payment in advance In nil rasps. . CONSTBLI, b. a- conmi. McArthur, O. Athens, o Constable and Constable, - ATIOUNEYS AT LAW, 3IcArthur, - - Ohio, WILL attend promptly to all business In truted to their euro, in Vinton and Ath ens counties, or auy of tlie court of lie Till Judicial dint., and in tlio Circuit couitf of the U. B. for the Southern diMricl of Uiiio. Cluims agninrt tlio (iorcrnmuiit, pensions, bom.ty an;; buck pay ol looted. jun4tf r. A. BBATTON. AKCII. MAYO BRATTON & MAYO, AT T O It X 11 Y S AT LAW, McArthur,' Vinton County, Ohio, WILL attond to all logal buoincna lntruntud to their caieiu Vinton .Athara. Juo l-a-n, -Rosa, 'looking, and adjuiningcounlia. i'nrtlo ular attention g'von to the collection of soldiers claituB for peiiaioua, bountioa, arrears of pay, eta, agaimt the U 8 or Ohio, lududl. g Mor (ran raid claims. jnn4 . V. J. WOLTZ, DEALIR IK AD BF.PA1B' S OF WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL RY, ' '' A N D Musical Instruments, ',' ' IICLBKRT lklLDlNO, JIcAKTIIUK, ... Ohio. 2E17 JIILLINEBY AND Fancy Goods, Toys &c. Mrs. Maggie J. Dodgo, RESl'l'CTi"ULL announces to the citizen of McArlhtir and vicinity ti.ut the lias ju.ib o ported, a her roitidince XCKT1I BTKEET, m'aKTIIUR, 0., A large and well selected stock of BONNETS, HATS.CAFS, FRENCH and AMERICAN ELOWERS, 60HTAGS, NUBIES, HOODS &c. &c. 10Y8 FOR THE HOLIDAYS. of all binds, all oi which will bo sold ch 'op. forcawh. novCO Ora Mrs M J DODGE Kinney, Bundy & Co., 11 X 1 K 1 US,. JACKSON. C. II., OHIO. S OLICirthe accrnnts of business mon and individuals of Jackson. Vinton, and ml win ing counties-- dealers in exchange, tuicurrcnt .nonoy and coin mubo collections In all puri of the country, and remit proceeds prompllj on !io day we got returns. Govoinmeut secu rities and revenue stamps Mwnys on lirmd tind for sale. HTM merest paid on time deposits 6tocwioi.dibs : 11 L Ohni man. 1'rcniduut; II S Bundy, Vico President; T W Kinnoy OV-hier; Wm Kinney; B Ludwk-k; a a Austin; J I) (.'lark; W N Burke; I'Lndwivk. n30m9 Brown, tMackov, and Co., "Wholesale (Jrocers. Xo. 22 Paint street, Chillicothc, O. MERCHANTS of UcArhnr mid surround ing ecuntry, are respectfully invited to cull nnd esaniii.o onr stock coriMsiing of evory tliinn in the grocery lino, which wo will sell us low ns tho luwui-t and all goods warranto J to b. jnxt ss rcprceonfj.l. llei'oro purchasing t!.-o-where ya will do wall to cull ami see un, us wc will i.0'ar you inducements not to bo beaten No 23 l'uint street, Cuillieolhe, 0.1 door nomli of MoKcll's Quetneraro tor. dc21m3 Railroads. M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. FROM December 3rd I8i?5, Traius will Iosts Stations named as follows : GOING EAST. Station. Mail. Kinht Ex. Cincinnati, 9 10 a m 12 33 a iu Chillicotlie, J 00 p in .3 05 a m Hamden, 3 45 p m 0 31 a in Zalcski, 4 IS p m 7 01 a in Marrietta, 8 20 p m 11 10 a m GOING WEST. Stations. Mail. Xiyht Ex. Marrietta, 6 45 a in 7 05 p m Zaleskt, 9 28 a m 11 00 p m llamilen. 1103 am 11 42 i m Chillicothc, 11 53 a m 1 20 a m Cincinnati, 4 5 p m C 00 a ra Trains connect at Ilmndou with Mailtruin, to and from Portsmouth O. decT- C5 goto CLIFTON IIOISE, Corner Sixth and Elm Streets, Cincinnati Ohio. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN THE CITY Terms $2,00 per Day. MN1BD8SES carry al. paigenRors to and yj froui the cars. Tho now dopot of tho Marrietta and Cincinnati Kail road, corner I lum and Pearl streets, is only four squares trom this bause, makinir it convenient for pas sengorstostop ai the Olifton. do2 6m DR. STRICKLAND'S MELLIFLUOUS Cough NO 18 warrantod to tfwtKwn1.""V." T-n0W0JZ ear? Cor0hl'. Colds, Hoarsen., Asthma, Whooping Cough, Chronio Conghs. Consumption, Bronchitis and ('roup. Bring prepared from Honey and Herbs it is healing, softening, and expectorating, an l particular j niubls for all artectlons of tha Throat and Xnngs.-iFoi' sals by all DrngjUts sverywhers. jMMiylSylJM.lV VOL. I. sZ4 mi M'ARTHUK. VINTON (OUNlT. OHIO. M ICH VJ). IS H. 0. -13.- M. & C. R. R., TIME TABLE. Poetical. ONE YEAR AGO. What stars have failed from otir sky ! . What hopes unfolded but to die 1 What dreams so fondly pondered o'er, Forever l08t the hues they wore? How like a death knell, sad and flow. Tolls through the soul, "one year ago!'' Where Is the faeo we loved to preet. The form that graced the llreMde, seat, The pentle smile, the winning wav, That blessed our life-path day by 'day? Where lied those neceiits ntt anil low That thrilled our hearts "one year ago!" Ah, meant Is the fireside chair, The smile that won, no longer there; From clooraiul hall, from Hirch and lawn, The echo of tho voice is gone. Anil we who linger, oidy know How much we lost "oue year ngot" ' Beside her grave the nirirhlc white Keeps silent guard by day and night. Serene, she sleeps, nor heeds the tread Of footsteps o'er her lowly bed ; Her pulseless breast no more innv know The pangs of life, "one year ngof" But why repine ? A few more years, A few more broken sighs and tears, And wc, enlisted with the dead, Shall follow where her steps liavo fled, To that far world rejoicing go To which she passed "one year ago ! " PROPOSAL. BY BAYARD TAYLOR. The violet loves a sunny bank, The cowslip loves the lea; The scarlet creeper loves the elm; Butl love thee. The sunshine kisses mount and vale, The stars thev kiss the sea, The West winds kiss the clover bloom ; But I kiss thee. The oriole weds his mottled mate, The lily's bride o' the bee; Heaven's marriage ring is round the earth, Shall I wed thee? j ANSWER. Thorn is freedom iu tlio wind, A freedom in the sea ; No tyrant love my heart confines, ' I too am free. A stag that fears the hunters power, Would from his footsteps uec; As convict fears his dying hour, Thus 1 fear thee. Till many a sun hath ceased to ehiuc, A careless maid I'll be ; Say. wouldnt thou win this heart of miue ? 'Tis not for thee. ANSWER. Miscellaneous. [From the Cynthiana Fews. [From the Cynthiana Fews. A Capture by General Morgan. Nol'niany months before tho out break of the present war, I noticed in the columns of tho Cynthiana Xews, among tlio distinguished names that graced the national hals of legislation, the name of a young gentleman from one of tho distant States of the West, with whom I had been associated, in earlier days as fellow students, and inmates of the same institution. In his college days he was a youug man of unusually preposses sing arpearance, and consequent ly, a .general favorite among the opposite sex. But no power of facination, emanating from their gentle and winning maneuvers, could succeed in reaching tho im pervious heart of their favorite. On many occasions, when remind ed of his ungallant bearing toward his admirers, he was wont to de clare his purpose of spending Hs dayg in bachelor seclusion, dismem bered from the cares and troubles a wife and family arc sure to entail. But he, like many otherf who have made similar resolutions, pro ved to be nothing more than hu man, and in the gay circles, which the society in Washington City al ways affords, he was destined to meet one that would captivate his heart, and at whose shrine he was a willing and ardent devotee. For this lady, beautiful, attractive and accomplished, had unwittingly won his affections ; and he relinquished his resolution to worm out a lonely and unprofitable existence, determ ined to offer her his hand and heart. But, "it is said, "the course of true love never runs smooth;" an illus tration of which is found in the history and misfortunes of our en amored hero. The excitement at Washington City consequent upon tho with drawal of the Southern States and the resignation of their representa tives in Congress, was at its hight, and in the presence of his stern re sponsibilities, and its overwhelm ing dangers that threatened on ev ery 6ide, a Congressman, intent up on the preservation of his country's peace, found this rather an unfa vorable period to engage his tho'ts and time in the quiet and peaceful services of gentle Cupid. While maturing in his mind a plan for the acification of his country's troub es, and successful in his achieve' j I j i ments, realizing in anticipation the plaudits of his countrymen, and the commendation of her whosd appro bation it was his glory to meet, this young lady, whose father, too, had been a member of Congress, suddenly disappeared from Wash ington City, and repaired to her home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, within the lines of Bragg's army. When the young Congressman became aware .of her departure, without the possibility of reaching her home, which was separated from him by a wall of bayonets, his anxiety and chagrin may wejl be imagined. Despite the obstacles that were between him and the ob ject of his love, he resolved to seek her, even through the dangers .of bloody war, and offer her the heart she had so completely won. How could he succeed in accomplishing his purpose? As the only hope of success he determined to join the the army of the Cumberland, which was then moving in the direction of Murfreosboro, the lady's home, lie solicited and obtained an ap pointment on the staff of one of Kosecrans' Generals. He had been serving in his new position but a short time when the memorable and sanguinary battle of Stone liivcr was fought, the result of which placed the army of the Uni ted States in possession of tho lit tle city of Murfreesboro. His anxiety to capture that place from other than patriotic motives, could only be expressed as he did it when the news reached him of its capture in the most heartv outbursts and exclamations of joy ami nope. Elated with the hope of seeing her whom his soul adored, he has tened to enter the fallen city, to learn the startling fact that Gene al Morgan, without the aid of sword or saber, had carried off tho coveted prize, crushed his hopes, and cap tured the hand and heart of her for whose sake he had mounted the warrior's steed and faced the dan gers of the battle-lield. The reader need hardly be in formed that the young lady who had banished from his mind his old notions of bachelor bliss, and who had now so cruelly disappointed his hopes, was Miss II y, the daughter of tho Hon. Mr. K y, a Congressman from Tennessee, and now the widow of General John Morgan. Before she became the wife of General Morgan, she was ardently attached to the cause Vff Southern independence, and, I have been informed, on one occa sion, presented a beautiful flag to a Tennessee regiment, on which was inscribed the motto "Victory or Death," and accompanied it with an address, during which she pointed and, I have been told by one who witnessed the regiment in a charge that was subsequently made, that, j crying as with one voice, "victory or death f tho regiment, as one man, sprang upon their feet, and, in serried phalanx, and with match less valor, swept over the enemy's breastworks to victory and to glo J. F. L. INDIANA CREEK, KY. A Droll Post-master. In the days of Andrew Jackson, his I'ostmaste-General, Amos Ken dall, wanting to know whereabouts was the source of the Tombigbee river, wrote for the required infor mation to the postmaster of a vil lage on its course. "Sir," wrote the higher officer to the lower; "this department desires to know how far the Tompigbee river runs up. Respectfully, etc." The re ply was brief, and read thus : "Sir, the Tombigbee river doesn't run up at all; it runs down. Very respect fully, etc." The Postmaster-Gen-eral continued the correspondence in this style : "Sir, your appoint ment as postmaster at is re voked. You will turn over the funds, papers, etc., pertaining to your office to your successor. Re spectfully, etc." The droll under 6trapper closed the correspondence with this parting shot: "Sir, the revenues for thisoflice for the quar ter ending September 30th, nave been 95 cents; its expenditures same period, for tallow candles and twine, $1.05. I trust my successor is instructed to adjust the balance due me. Most respectfully." Samuel Coovert, convicted at Lebanon, of the murder of the Roo sa family, will receive his sentence on the 5th of next month. A San Francisco editor says that when he thinks of Ireland's woes, his heart goes "pity Pat." Spelling-Schools. you forgotten them? When from all tho regions about they were gathering to the log school house, with its huge fire-place vaw- ning like the main entrance of Avernus. How the sleigh-bells; big in the middle of the strings, and growing small by degrees and beautifully less, toward tho broad brass buckles, chimed in every direction long before night tlve gathering of the clans. Then carnal one to school, "the Master" give him a capital M, for he is entitled to it Master and all bun dled into one huge, red, double sleigh, strewn with an . abundance ofst.,awr and tucked up like a Christmas pie, with half a score, of bulliid robes. There are half a doen cutters, each with a young man and rnaid en, they two tutd no more. And there ; againN pair of jumpers, niounting a great outlandish-looking bin, heaped up, pressed down. a'nd running overr-Scripturamohs-1 urc miui u Binau collection oi nu manifcycked up $n route from, a dozen homes, and all as merry as kittens in a basket "CT wool. And the bh'ght eyes, ripe red lips that one caught a glimpse of beneath pink-lined, quilted hoods, and the silvery laugh that escaped the mufflers and fur tippets they wore then who does not remember ? Who can ever forget them ? Tho school-house destined to be the arena" of the conflict, had been swept and garnished; boughs of evergreen adorned the' smoked, stained and'battered walls. The pellets of chewed paper have all been swept from tho ceiling, and two pails of water have been bro't from the spring, alid set on a bench in the entry, with an immemorial tin-cup a wise provision, indeed, for Warm is that spelling-room. The big boys have fanned and replenished the lire till' the old chimney fairly jars with the roar ing flames, and the sparks fly out from the top like a furnace, an ori flamne of the battle. Tko twoMnstcrs" are there, the two schools are there, and such a hum, and such a moving to and fro! Will they swarm? Tho ferule comes down upon the desk with emphasis. What the roll of tho drum is to armies, that 'rule' is to the whispering, laughing young company. Tho challengers are on one side of the house, the challenged on tho other. Back seats, middle seats, low front seats, all are filled. Some of tho fathers and grand-fathers, who could, no doubt, upon occa sions, "Shonldor tho crutcn, Ai d show how fields were won;" occupy the bench of honor near the desk. Now the preliminaries ; the best speller on each side chosen. "Mi san Brown,"out comes a round-eyed little creature, blushing like a peo ny. Such a little thing ! "Moses Jones." Out comes Mo ses, an awkward fellow, with a shock of red hair, shockingly har vested, surmounting his broad brow. The girls laugh at him, but what he doesn't know in the Ele mentary isn't worth knowing. "JaneMurry." Out trips Jane, fluttering as a bride, and takes, her place next to the caller. Don't you hear the whispers around the house ? "Why," that's John's sweet heart." John is the leader, and a battle lost wi'.h Jane by his side would be sweeter than a victory won without her. And so they go "calling names," until five or six companions stand forth to do battle, and the contest is fairly begun. Down goes one after another, as words of three syllables are follow ed by those of four, and again by words of similar pronunciation and diverse signification, until Moses and Susan remain. Tne spelling-book has been ex hausted, yet there they stand. Dictionaries are turned over, mem ories are ransacked for . "'Word of length and sound," until, by and by, Moses comes down like a tree, and Susan flatters there still, a little leaf afloat, that the frost and the fall have forgotten. Polysyllables follow, and by and by, Susan hesitates, just a breath or two, and twenty tongues work their way through the labyrinth of letters in a twinkling. Little Su san sinks into the chink left for her in the crowded seat, and there is a lull in the battle. Then they all stand in- solid phalanx by schools, and the struggle is to spell each other down. And down they go like leaves in winter'weathei1, and the victory id declared for our district, and the school dismissed. Then comes the hurrying and bundling, the whispering and glan cing, and pairing off and tumbling in. Thero are hearts that flutter and hearts that ache ; 'mittens' that can not be worn, and hopes that are not returned. There is jing ling among the bells at the door, one after another the sleighs . dash up, receive their nestling freight and are gone. "Our Master" covers the lire and snuffs the candles don't you re member how ho used to pinch the smoking wicks with his forefinger and thumb, and , then thrust each' helples3 luminary head first into. tlio socket? and we wait for him. The bells rang faintly in tho woods, over the hill, and valley. The school-house is dark and ten antless, and we arp alone With the night. - ' .' ; Merry, care free company! Some 'of them are sorrowing some are dead f and all, We' fear, are changed I Spell! Ah ! the "spell" has come over that crowd of dreamers over you, over us. Will it ever bo dis solved? In the "white radiance of B. F. Taylor. Adam's Fall. A favorite temperance lecturer down South used to relate the fol lowing anecdote to illustrate the influenco of a bad examplo in the formation of habits, ruinous in their effect: Adam and Mary, his wife, were very good members of tho church ; good sort of folks any way, quite industrious and thriving in the world. When over the minister called to make Mary a visit, which was often, she contrived to have a glass of good toddy made, and the minister never refused to imbibe. After a while Adam got to fol lowing the ex.ample of tho minister to such an extent that ho became a drunkard drank up everything he had and all ho could get. Mary and Adam became very poor in consequence of his follanng the minister's examplo so closely, but the good minister continued still to get his glass of toddy. One day he called in and told Mary ho was going away for a week should re turn on Friday and handed her a book containing the catechism, and told her when he returned he sho'd expect her to auswer the questions. Mary said yes. and laid away the book carefully. But Mary, like a good many other folks, forgot it until the very Friday tho good min ister was to return. "What shall I do?" said she ; "tho minister is to be here to-day, and I hav'nt looked in tho book he gave me ? How can I answer the questions "I can tell you," said Adam; "give mo a quarter, and let mo go over to Smith's and get some good rum, and you can answer him with a glass of toddy." Mary took the advice, gave Ad am a quarter and a jug, and of! he started. After getting his jug fill ed, and on his way back, Adam concluded to taste the rum. One taste followed another, until he tumbled over a pile of rocks and broke the jug and lost all the rum. Adam managed to stagger home. Soon as lie got into tho house Mary asked very anxiously for the rum. l'oor Adam managed to stammer out that he stumbled over a pile of rocks, and broko the jug, and spill ed the rum. Mary was in a fix Adam drunk the minister coming the rum gone and the questions unlearned. Bnt here comes the minister! It won't do for the man of God to see Adam drunk, so she, for waijt of a better place to hide him, sent him under the bed. By the time he was fairly under, in came the min ister. After sitting a few moments, he asked Mary if she could answer the question, "How did Adam fall?" Mary turned her head first one way and then the other, and finally stammered out: "He fell over a pile of rocks." It was now the ministers turn to look blank, but he ventured anoth er question. "Where did he hide himself after the fall?" Mary looked at the minister, then at the bed, but finally she spoke out with "Under the bed, sir ! There, Ad am, you mav come out ; he' knows all about it," The good minister retired not even waiting for his .glass of toddy. Love ' often lies hid under the breast like a duck's foot, - .. ;.;. " AlVEItTISING 'liiUjii One square, tea lines. . ,.? , . . . $ J ' Each additional iusrfT(;ii, ' Caru, per year, ten line. & CC Notice of Executors. Aduilu Writ- i i. tors and Guardians, .. . . H CC Attanhraent notices before J. J . ' $ CK Local notices, per Hue, ; ... . - (.. Yearly dvertismenU will be cbi3?i $;0 per column, and at porcwior,i9 r-jt for less than a column. Pa'-Hbi.fln rtyance . . Adam's Fall. The Schoolmaster's in the Bed. Tilt ATTin lfl Ana rt vma-mw Jt cidenfs that befell a boaMing' round schoolmaster.". ''.. , x jiuia ui-trii leuguiug ill. A-evti, county, jn this State, and this term, waiboarding round.' .One evening, after school one of rav little schcl-' ars Btepped, up to liie and said ; ' . come homewith me. ' -f . "' ; : "Very well," J feplied,'and forth'-' with set but for mv natron's Iiourp. which' Svad distant some two miles.. Now, be-it'known, James Mrllarry '-for such was his name had two " daughters, -the-' pride and envy ot i girls had gono to a party the other" siae oi tne creeK ; so i. went to bea execrating tho-lucfc which deprived me of seeing them that night. 'Ther night ha.d-well advanced, whfen r,I ' Heard otie 0 the girls come' home,.. and passing , info' " the ; adjoinfng ' room she warmed herself before hearth. It seems the ' old 'gentle -man and lady slept in the same room, which I was not aware Of ouiiic vuuia ffiutu were u ive on tne then. Having warmed herself, she ' turned to leave the room, when the the old man spoke: vjiris, saiu ne, tne. scnooimas- ter's in your bed." "Very well," said Sarah, and pass ing through the room I slept in, ' went, up Riairs. ivaoui an nour had elapsed, when I heard Judy, the other one, come. . She stood at the door a long time, talking with L .at. a ner "sweetheart, then entered soit ly. Disrobing her feet she entered the room where I lay, in her stock ing feet, carefully undressed her self, and coming to the side of the bed, prepared to get in. Now, it happened I lay in the middle, and ' turning back the clothes, she gave me a shake, and said in a suppress ed whisnpr : "Lay over, Sarah." . " I rolled over, and whirmed the' - corner of the pillow in my mouth to keep from laughing. In she ' bounced, but the bed would squeak. The old man heard it and called out: "juuyr "Sirl" was resnnndpd in ft f:iinr. tone from the bed beside me, "The schoolmaster's in that bed!" With one loud yell, and "Oh, heaven !" landed on the floor, and ilea with the rapidity 01 a deer up stairs. She never heard the last of ' it, I can tell you. however,vI was to be disuppintea.-' When we arrived, I, learned Jtfce-t Adam's Fall. The Schoolmaster's in the Bed. The Beauty of Old People. Men and woman make tfieirown beauty or their own ugliness. Sir Edward Bulwcr Tytton speaks in one of his novels of a man -'who was uglier then he had any busi ness to be;" and, if ho could but read it, every human being carries his life in his face, and is good look: ing or tho reverse as that lite has been good ar evil. On our features the fine chisel of thought and emo- tion are eternally at work. Beauty is not the monopoly of blooming young men and of the wrhke and pink maids. ' There is a slow-growing beauty which only - comes - to---, perfection in old age. -Qr.lcc,'"be-" longs to no period of life, and good ness improves tho longer it exists. 't T linvn ennn Kti-nntfr smilfs nn .1 1m ol seventy than I ever saw on a hp . .... - - vx oi seventeen, mere is uie oeauiy of youth, and thero is also the beau-., ty of holiness-r-a beauty much more . seldom met. ; and more frequently found in the arm chair by the lire, with grandchildren around its knee, .1 i .n ai f i rri . - t a man in iim uiiu-iuuiii ui uiu jjiuui- enade. Husband and wife who have fought the world side by side ; who have made common stock of - joy and sorrow, and aged together, are not unfrequently found curiously alike in personal 'appearance and pitch and tone of voice just as twin pebbles on the beach exposed to the same tidal influences, are each others alter ego. He has gain ed a feminine something which brings his manhood into full relief, she has gained a masculine some thing which acts as a foil to her . womanhood. Beast Butler, it is said, present ed Artemus Ward with a splendid gold watch. Artemus m the ful ness of his heart, was about to re- 1 il 1 il as i turn nis tnanKs lor tne magmncent t present, but was prevented by the Beast: "Xo thanks, it cost me noth ing, and I have a barrel of them left. ; , Dickexs says of a tall man : "He was so long in his legs that he look- somebody else."