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UltS, it U Til O. BKATTON,
At Bretton't Bulldingv East of the
.- ' . - Court-IIouse.
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ne year, $150
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. la ,"em In Vinton, Athurs,; Jscl i"0,
-Kin, (forking, and adjoining counties. ' I'ar tic
alar attention g'ven to the collevjlop. of soldiers
j jlaims tor -pension, bounties, arjurs ol pry,
, etc., against U S or Ubiorini.ludi g Slor
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Hack Pay, Homily and Fen-t-
: ; . uion
WILL be collected promptly br
. iDWAKD A. UiUTTON,
, ' , . W'ARTUUR, OHIO.
Alt soldiers.' who a. a liv law. cm liln.l ' to
.'.Back Put,. Jinnnty tint rcmdons. and wld-
' '- s,futheis, mother, brother, and sixers of
oooom:u soiuieiv claims iiu bo prompt I
a. .i 10.
AHOUIlil D HA TO,
II. A: A. Mayo,
ATTt-'KNEYS AT LAW, McARl'HUR, (.,
will attend promptly to til legul butints
entru.it d to iticm.
Ulliua 'a Court Uoumj, Mo-
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J Pentioi.i will be promptly Cull toil. Of
tea ia the Court Hoiivu, M; Arthur, Ohio. All
euldirrswho ar i mil led by law to backpay,
bounty and pensions, iul the cluims of wid
ow!, fathers, muthors, .jrofheia uud tNtors will
. puiijiih tmiildto. juiiUy
J. .I. IclowcU,"
.r A 1'TORStY aT LaW a CLAIM AOENT,
il ill piuciice in Viutou m dndjoiniriff coi.n
titi. AIo, l)ej 1 ly ('ollictor of IiiUmu il Iiov
tirni. (J II: to in l u V iuten Co. liMik. juirJl
Homer t J 0110,
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IX will iiUund pruiii(.tiy l uli b.iiiuon julrun
loJ to JiiA (fji e.
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i -v, STOCK HOLDERS!''
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II. I", Austin. D.V.Kannki.s, bTuo.so,
A. A. At STI.
Bank of Discount iiml licpnsit.
AV ill buy mid nil (.iovei'iinicnt Sccuil
tk'. Itonds Af.
Collections made at the usual rates.
Pi?0 T) UCE DEALER,
Coiner of Front and 21u1isoh Streets,
Portsmouth, Oil io.
CUYtll kinds of (,'oui.fij prodnce.
Z. iiiomn(, -
TOOT AND Slli'iK MAKER, Loaiin Rtrett.one
Xj door Smith i.f Jim. Dodge's Jlillinery Ks
tablishment, McArfh ir, ., nianul'ucluros '.o
order all wck in liislino.
Repairinj; also dono with leutn'ss snd dis
patch. Kutiefaclion guurnntcni id prices
TRACY, 111 WIS" & CO,,
. . 412 Lroadioay, Aew Yoi, '
Dry Goods Jobbers,
SPMXO TRADE...: 1SC7.
WE ieqiiort the special attention of Country
Merchants to tho lurjto and attractive
stock of all (loods in the W lioknale Dry Goods
line, whiuh we aro now I'fferinir at our new
Warehouse, No. 412 Broadway, New York.
Buyers ieiliug the city are tolicited U call
spon as. i
We give particular attention to orders by
mail, which will bi filled at as low prices as
, the bnye was personally plenum. Circulars,
with full particulars, sont on n quest.
Wl call attention to the high reputation our
bouse hu enjoyed for many years, and assure
all who may beal with us'tf fuir and liberal
tnaimnt. TltACY. IRWIN dt CO.,
raait4o8) in Bioadway, N. Y.
Change of Time.
M. & C. It. It., TIME TABLE.
FROM and alter Sunday the lth duy of Dec'
18H4, 1 rains will leave Station named
ft 15 a in .
1 57 p m
3 30 p m
. 3 62 p m
4 16 p m
8 03 p in
12 35 a
5 05 a
G 2S a
0 41 a
7 01 a
10 43 a
6 40 a m
10 10 a m
10 33 a in
10 45 a m
, 12 28 p in
- 5 00 p in
7 05 p
11 06 p
11 31 p
11 4 2 p
1 20 a
5 50 a
'VALLEY -HOUSE, '
I : c i Chillicothej 0.
J. A. Scott, - - - - Proprietor,
; Formerly of UoLir. Housi, Wheeling',' V.
' hvity al.JoLLA.RD, Clerk.
ii Administrator's' Notice.'
rpiIE undersigned has been duly
pointed administrator of the estateof
Oliver Fuller, late of Vinton county. Ohio,
deceased. All persons indebted to the es
tate are requested to makelmraediate pay
ment; and those haviug claims against
same will present them, duly authentica
ted, to the undersigned for allowance.
apUU Admr.of Our fuller, dee'd.
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VOL. 2. v
UfARTHUK; VINTON COUNTY. OHIO. iAIAY 2. 1867.
. Ezcelsior! Excelsior J. '
For Ifenioving Superlluousilair'.
To llie Indie tspivlally. thl invilnihl di
pi I story reoonirrind Imelf M'bein; in ilmoit
indixpctiVible uriiuli to Ismail beauty, ' easily
applied, dom not botn or Injure th ckin, but
ci diietily on thi roots. It is warrnntad to
removo aopoilluon bvir from low foreheads, or
I rum any part of the-body, wmpletely, totally,
and radically extirpating the tainv, leaving tbo
akin x"ft, amooth and natural. 1 hi it hi on
ly article ued by tho t'reovh, and is the only
real effieuial depilatorj in exvMeuco. Price
7iceni per packaire, sent poalpald, to any al
dittt, on ?eript of an order, by
BERGKR, BHUTT8 & CO., 'liemit, ,
roniSly . 235 River at., Troy, N. Y.
Anbnrn, Golden, Flaxen
and Silken Curls,
1)KOIUhU by rue iifeot Prof. LrfcrlRECX
FlilSfcK LK CIIEVEUX. One applica
tion wiirinnud to curl the most etraiptit and
t-aiblioin huir of cither tex Into wuvy ringlet,
or iiuuvy muvlve ourlw. Una been naed by the
fiifhioniibleH of Pi tin end London, with tho
mootgr tiiyln romltn. Uoea no injury to the
hair. Prion hy m iil, aoalcd and poatpuid, II
Dewiipilvo ( 1 rc uh.rH mailed fiee. AddreKR
BMIGEK, SHU ITS A CO., Chemists, No. 25
River St , Troy, R. Y., Solo Agents for the
I'uitcd Sriiici. mur'2ly
Any ono who can Pay
$10, $30, $90, 810 or $50
a ill on Hi,
Can I'uruhuM a
Melodeon, Organ or Piano,
Ly tlii torn.,
I will aoll any of my lur0' and carefully ae
lootnd atock of . ;
ou the folio a iug easy tunii:
Organs niul Mflodcoiis, wortli
SrlODcV lc. nt $10
do do ' from 811)0 to SiOO. 15
rinnoH and ( )rraiiH. won h l'roin s?'20U lo
do do do$;lo(i to?iiii..,. ..")
do do to S Ii0 to 8.11)0.... 110
do do do WOO toWi'HI.... 40
do do do (J00 to $700 50
Ii.y this cyaluin of euy .Monthly PnjnientH,
many po mon who vould find it impowiblo to
py tbo full prieo of tin iiiHlrument ul oueo, are
enabled U puieliave and payl'vr one wilhuU the
For lull puriicuUm. addrcxs
JOHN CHURCH, JR.,
60 West Pourth.al., Cincinnati, 0. .
Wholesale uud Retail Apent for
Thk Knai'.k Goi.u ilLOAL Piano,
SCHBAIDT, ttclmiUT & Co.'s tJlIPEKIOH I'lANOI,
Maon iV IIawlinV C'AniNET Okuans,
BiloNlNOl.K'a (it SI OlIbANH.
And various other good Piuuos, t rgans ind
Thero corurth glad tidings of joy to all,
To joiuig and to old, to groat uud to small;
The beauty whi.h once was so precious and
Is free for all, and all may be fair.
By the use ol
For Improving and Beautifylug the Complex
Tho most valunblo and perfect preparation In
'ns-e, for giving the skin a beautiful pearl like
tiut, tliat Is only lound in yonin. it qnicKiy
removes Tan, freckles, Pimples, Blotches,
Moth Patchos, SiillownesB, Einptions, and ail
impurities of 'lie skin, kindly healing the
unio leaving tho skin whit" and clear as ala
battor. It if the only articlo of the kind used
by the French, an J is considered by the Puris
iun as indispen able to a porfcet toiler. Vp
wards of 80.01 0 bottles wsro sold during the
past ycur, a sullicicns guarunteo of its ctlicacy .
Price only 75 cunts. Sent by mail, post paid,
on rcce.pl of an order, by
P.KR0EU, SI1U n'8 & CO., Chemists,
n.uriily 2S5 River St., Troy. N. Y.
IP YOU WANT GOOD
Or Any Other Kind of Pictures,
C. J. lilLLliXGUURST.
To is tetter prepared than over for Enlarging
Picturos to any i-izo.
Take your old faded, scratched , and defaced
pictures to Mm, and you can have the fincet of
pictures maae irr.m inein.
If yoa want any kind of pictures framed,
large orsmall, be is always propared to do that
kind of work.
It ton want a FINE GOLD KING, or other
JEWELRY, call and tee him
If you duu". want anything, call and aee his
He will always be found at his room during
business hours, "n T. B. Davis' building, up
JL CRISPER COMA,
-i ; '
Obi eh was beautiful and fair,
i With itarrv ejes and radiant hair, '
Whose inrling tendrils soft, entwined,
Enchained the vny heart ind mind.
For Curling the Hair of either Sex into
"Wavy and Glossy Ringlets or Heavy
: Massive Curls.
BY using Ibis article Ladles and Gentlemen
can beautify then selves a thousand fold.
.tin the only article iu the world tnai will carl
sSraight hair, and at the same tim. give it
beautiful,- glossy appearance.- The Ciispor
Coma not only curia the hair, but mvigoratea,
beautifies and cleanses it; is highly and delight
fully perfumed, and W the most complete arti
cle of the kind ever olfered to the American
public The Cnsper Coma will be sent to any
address, sealed and postpaid for $1. '
. Addrtsa'all orders to
W. L CLARK & CO.; Chemists, '
- No. S West Fayette at., Syracuse, N. Y.
Biaraiy - -. . - '
Manhood and youthful vigor
n rgiii4 by HilaUlcf's fairies' Sitka.
[From the Literary Gem.
BLEST FREEDOM'S LAND.
BY A. H. WILL.
TnaJurid sun froi aenith hight f 1?;?
Pour'd on a world of sin and darkness
Its effulgent beams V wtiilo the mind of man,
Obscured by lust and greed of power, t ,
With conquering rule that "might makes
Controlled the nations of the hour !
' -The Grecian Empire proud in its sway
Of liberty and light like the "rosy blush
" of morn," .
Ushered In upon the world the giant ban:-
. ling of Reform, .
Hocked in the cradle of tempestuous wrath,
Of conflicts dire it grow to manhood's
To die, alas ! amid its worshippers . Tho
Its memory bright to future ages still xe
tained, Until, at last, the massive mind of man,
Inquiring, found a land a land of Hope
and Genius bright
Where, born again unto the world, the God
of Liberty forever lives !
A merica ! that "mystic shore," the "prom-1
Wus sought at last by thoso who held the
keys of Light;
And, as the warring elements lashed moun
I'pon the rock-bound shores of dear New
The 'sturdy mariner, with helm aport and
Landed his precious crew on Plymouth Hock.
The morning sun, which through the mist
Beheld a sceno of Christian heroism. The
Worn by diseaso and other Nature's ills
though sorely tried,
Yet fuith implicit still they had in Him
their Pilot Chief:
There, in the forest's depths, they asked, in
' humble, contrilo prayer,
That He would consecrate this land to Free
lie heard their prayers, The seed then
Nurtured by the Waters of Christian Ilope,
Into a life renewed, blossomed and bore fruit
Hope, man's faithful guiding star,
Under the sun of Liberty, bright garlands
The little light thus garnered from afar,
Centered at last in high, ennobling love
A love for those, as yet, unborn the Na
tion's future stay
Prompted the active mind of man
To higher, nobler deeds than e'er before
Graced history's brightest page.
Tho' on our country's escutcheon fair one
dark stain yet remained,
To dim the lustre of renown our noble sires
Old Father Time the leveler of all distinc
tions based on' caste or clau, 1
A Moses found for poor, enslaved, degraded
And the clanking shackles fell from off tho
To be by him, in coming ages, worn
Thus, Liberty and Light, for man's re
Shall Christianize the world and culminate
in heaven !
[From the Literary Gem.
THE FINE ARTS.
" Any one who can learn to write, can
learn to draw ; and, as writing is not taught
to those only who are destined to become
authors, but as forming an essential part of
general education, so is drawing equally im
portant to others besides professional ar
tists." The Fine Arts are so intimately related to
all tho affairs of life, that scarcely anyone
will pretend to deny thoir use, although we
do not all fully appreciate their importance,
else drawing would be taught in all our
It would make this article entirely too
long to point out au he advantag es to be
derived from a knowledge of drawing,
therefore only a few will be attempted.
Besides their real, practical utility, there
is no kind of education that has a greater
influence, in the refinement and elevation,
society, than the study of the tune Arts
and to study them as they ought to be tud-
ied, we must do the work ourselves: for
there is no excellenoo without labor. We
do not expect all to become artists, but do
we hesitate to learn to write because we do
not expect to, become' authors T The Ian
guaga oi design is quite as important
the smatterings of languages, living or dead,
that are thought necessary to polish our
No one should be deterred from attempt
jng to learn the art of drawing, from an idea
that Its lacks the capacity, but let him make
the trial. It require but one step ata time.
Did ever any one refuse to : Icarn to read
because he tad first to. Icarn hie letters ?
As, io other pursuits,' all can, not expect to
bo equally proficient, io, a 11 piay not expect
to become artists : for. work of an artist
requires years of careful toil and study ; but
all may be greatly benefitted by studying
even the first principles of drawing. It
will make them better workmen In any and
every department of labor. . Fine works of
art will bo better appreciated, counterfeit
bank-notes will be less easily . passed ; in
truth, it would be impossible to pass a coun
terfeit note if all were educated in drawing
and the language of design. .
It is nyich more difficult for a good photo
grapher to p!eae a subject who is entirely
ignorant of the principles of art, than one
who has made drawing a part of his educa
tion. They can not see that art Is but a
representation of nature, and that a pioture
is made up of light and shade, and where
they exist in the original, they must of ne
cessity be reproduced in the copy. Of course
it is the province of the artist to properly
arrange and modify his light, so as to pro
duce a good artistio effect Cut the tastes
of the people have been perverted by a set
of charlatans, making milk-and-water pic
tures for a mere song, degrading the art,
and creating dissatisfaction among tho peo
ple. It is true, they charge all their pic
tures are worth, because they are really of
It will be an advantage to artists and to
their patrons to encourage drawing, and a
disadvantage to no one, for the pleasure af
forded wiUwell repay the toil.
Not only is it a beautiful accomplishment,
but a never-failing source of amusement It
trains and edu :ate . the eye and hand to
better execute the will of tlioir possessor,
and gives him a power that lie never bjfore
dreamed of, and opens his eyes to beauties
of nature never before imagined.
Will not our teachers introduco drawing
into their Bchools? If not, let the scholars
do it thjinselves.
"A story told of Giotto, the celebrated
Italian painter, who flourished in the be
ginning of the fourteenth century, may not
hore be inappropriate. 'When Pope Bene
dict IX. sent to Florence for specimens o
tbo skill of the artists of that city, his
messenger came to Giotto and told him of
the Pope's intentions, which were to employ
him in tit. Peter's Church, at Rome, and de
sired him to send some design bv him to bis
holiness, by which he might judge of his
capacity. Giotto, who was a pleasant man,
took a sheet of white paper, and drew, with
one stvoko of his pencil, a circle so exactly
that 'round as Giotto's 0,' became a proverb.
Then presenting it to the gentleman, he told
him that there was a piece of design which
ho might carry to his holiness. The mes
senger replied, 'I ask for a design.' 'Go,
sir 1 said Giotto ; 'I tell you his holiness
asks nothing else of me.' Giotto went to
Home.' 'This artist who stool so high in
his day, whose works are so justly admired,
who rose to the esteem and friendship of
the greatest men of the age in which he
lived, whom Dante and Petrarch were proud
to own as a friend, to whose memory, when
dead, the city of Florence erected a statuo,
was once a poor shepherd boy ; and, while
tending the sheep in the field, developed
the talent that made him what he became,
by drawing his flock in the sand and on flat
[From the Literary Gem.
Mcsic is a science which is peculiarly
agreeable to mankind. It is said to have
"charms to soothe a savage, ', and in ancient
times, it was fabled that certain excellent
musicians drew congregations of wild
beasts to listen to tbem, and even set the
forest trees to dancing. We have wisely
concluded that these are "f acts which are
not true." But it is unmistakably a fact,
that music is very pleasing to the human
race: Hundreds and thousands of men will
spend their lives in earnest labor, for the
purpose of listening to the musical chink of
the golden coin. We have seen the music
loving mechanic, in the absence of a flute,
go to filing a saw. We have lain sleepily in
bed for an hour at a time, (when we ought
to have been up and at work,) listening to
the enchanting music of the crowing chan
ticleers around. We notice that their voic
es vary from a deep "judicial basso,' to
clear, shrill tenor, or soft soap-rain -0 1 And
many a dark night have our delicious
dreams been harmoniously interrupted by
dulcet warblings, reminding us of the sweet
est organ tones, and as we opened our eyes,
we have imagined that we heard the echoes
of an 'angel chorus.' But, alas! it proved
to be only the oleav, piercing melody of the
'skeeter,' and we generally found his bite to
be about as piercing as his song 1 . Rabbits
and donkeys are supposed to have good ears
for music, although, owing to bad colds
their voices are not always in tune. But,
after all has been said, we may conclude
that the musio whioh is most pleasant to
the ear, and which will draw a man from his
occupation the soonest, is the mcsio of the
"Do You Want a Boy, Sir?"
you want & boy, sir?" said
George, a little fellow scarcely
eight years old, to a clerk in a large
office. r : t
"Want a boy? Why, who .wanti
to be engaged!", aeked the) clerk
with a' puzzled glance at the little
applicant. ' - 1 ' ;
i'l do, 6ir," replied George.
"Look ., here," cried -the young
man, speaking to his fellow clerks.
"Here 19 a regular Goliath"! Wants
to b, e porter, I suppose. Look at
him I"' (
The ; 'clerks' "i gathered in great
glee about George, who stood full
ot earnest purpose, therefore quite
unconscious ot any reason why he
should be made an object of sport.
"What can you dor asked one.
fcYou can post books, of course,"
"Carry a bale of goods on your
back, eh?" cried a third.
"Ilush," said tho book-keeper at
the desk, after viewing George
through his spectacles. "Ilufh !
don't make sport of the child ; let
me talk to ium." lhen speaking
to George, he said: "You are too
young to be engaged. Who sent
I came myself, hit. My father
and mother are dead ; my aunt is
poor, and I want to earn something
to help her. Won't you please take
me, sir.' '
Ihe simple story, told in a way 1
showing how earnest the boy was,
not onjy checked the sport of the
clerks, but brought tears to their
eyes. They looked on the delicate
child before them with pity ana
respect, and one of them placing a
smiling on the desk, asked the rest
to follow hia example. They did
so. lie then took the money and
offering it to George, said : "You
are too small to be ot any use here,
my good boy, but take this money,
and when you have grown a bit,
perhaps we may find something for
you to do.' George looked at the
money, without oilenng to touch it.
"Why don t you take the money?'
asked tho clerk.
"Please, sir, I'm not a beggar
boy,' said George; I want to earn
something to help my aunt to keep
me, for she ia very kind.'
"You are a noble little fellow,-
said the senior clerk. "We give
you the money not because we
think you a beggar, but because we
like your spirit. Such a boy as
you will not easily become a beg
gar, lake the money, my boy,and
may God bless you and give you
and your aunt better days?'
I like George's spirit in this af
fair. It was noble and self-reliant
beyond his years. It was the spir
it that makes poor boys grow into
usetul and successful men. It
made George do this, for in after
years that little boy became a no
ble artist whose praise was spoken
by many tongues. All children
should cherish a desire to do what
they can for themselves, and lo
support themselves as early as pos
sible. Thoso who lean on father
and mother for everything will find
it hard work to get along by-and-by,
as they may have to do when
they die. Those who early learn
to rely upon themselves will have
little difficulty in earning their own
living. Learn, therefore, lo help
yourselves, always taking care to
do so under the advice and with
the consent of your good parents
Shooting Affray and the Military
Bill in Florida.
Recently the city of Gainsville
was entertained by a little shoot
ing affair. Captain George Buck
lin was accosted in the morning by
one Baily, who wished to know if
he (Bucklin) pushed two ladies off
the sidewalk the day before f
"No," replied Bucklin.
' . "You are a damn coward," said
"You are a damn fool," replied
Baily then drew a bowie knife
and cut the Captain in the hand,
and snapped his pistol at him twice.
It did not go off. Bucklin then
drew his pistol and shot Baily
twice, once in the breast and once
in the hand ; neither wound fatal.
The Sheriff then arrested both par
ties, and they were both tried at
once, and both acquitted.
Capt. Ames,commanding United
States forces , at this place, then
interfered, and told the Judge that
he could not allow Baily to be ac
quitted ; consequently, he (Baily)
was bailed to appear at the next
term of the Criminal Court.
Stillest streams oft water fairest meadows ;
And the bird that flutters least, U longest on
One square, ten lines,"..".;..".?.... $1 OO
Each additional insertion,'.. '....fi. 40
Cards, per year, ten lines, 8 M
Notices of Executors, Adniinbtra-v
tors and Guardiaiw, t. .2 OO
Attachment notices bei'ore J. P, 2 OO
Local notices, per Hue, . V . IO
Yearly advertisment.iwHI W charged
$7U, per .column, and at porforUonat
rates for less than, a ooluuiu. i'ayable la
advance ,. ; , , , ' v . .
Mrs. Partington and Suffrage.
The conversation had turned up-,
on this popular and absorbing to
pic,excitiug the feelings of the cir
cle with the pro and coii view of it,
when, ' in the midst of a fieice re
mark, as a rejoinder hard as brick
wan trembling into form on- tho oth
er side, Mrs. Partington -raicied her
finger. There, wa . immeda'te sil
ence., .'t-TI-'j liT
. MAs for univesal -suffrages-said
she, with a . smile as lender, as ihe
last beam of expiring day upon a
faded landscape ; f;as tor universal
suffering, I don't .see.: why-ji.hey
should suffer more thaa any other
sex." , t y 1 ,.' :
"Who?" said Dr. Spooner, look
ing over his spectacles. ' .'
"Tho Universalists," said she,
"and certainly there is not half so
much danger if their doctrine is
true; as Tarn sure I hope It is. lor
the sake of many who have nothing
but the goodness ot God to depend
"But," said Dr. Spooner, with an
empasis upon the word as though
he were about to enact it, and butt
his meaning at her; "1 mean tho
universal gilt of suffrage, allow
ing every man to vote, whether
black or white."
She paused like a rill Interrupt,
ed by a leaf, gathering strength by
the interruption, and breaking
"1 don't see," said she, "why they
shouldn't do as they have a mind to;
and if they don't they ought to be
made to by corrosive measures. I
think the gift of suffering belongs
most naturally to the women; but
as for voting that is another mat
There was a dignity in the deliv
ery of this profound opinion that
would have done credit to Judge
Bigelow, and it took the entire
evening to pick the meat of it. Ike
was engaged at hia spelling lesson,
drawing profiles of the crook-nosed
teacher on the margin of his spell
Self-Depexdki;ce. Many an un
wise parent works hard and lives
sparingly all his life for the pur
pose of leaving enough to give his
children a start in the world, as it
is called. Setting a young man
afloat with money left him by his
relatives is like tying a bladder un
der the arms of one who can not
swim ten chances to ono he will
lose his bladders and go to the bot
tom. Teach him to swim, and he
will not need the bladders. , Give,
your children a good education.
See to it that his morals are pure,
his mind cultivated and his whole
nature made subservient to the
laws which govern man, and you
will be of more value than the
wealth of the Indies. You have
given him a start which no misfor
tune can deprive him of. Thaf ear
lier you teach him to depend upon
his own resources and the blessing
of God, the better
A friend gives us the accout of a
most terrible case of the burial
of a handsome young lady at J ack
sonville, Illinois. Some time last
summer, a young lady of seventeen
years of age, sull'ering with tho
tooth-acho, went to bed with a
small phial of chloroform for the
purpose of quieting her teeth. , In,
the morning she was found to all
appearance dead, which was con
firmed by the opinion of several
physicians who were called and
examined her body. She was then
buried. A few days since her re
latives were about to remove from
Jacksonville, having located in
another State, and had the re '
mains of the young lady exhumei',
for the purpose of taking them to
their new home. Curiosity promp
ted them to open, the coffin, when,
they were horror-stricken on find
ing the corpse turned over, both
hands full of hair and her clothing
torn to shreds, revealing the hor
rible truth that the young lady had
been buried alive. The choloro-,
form had placed her in a deep
trance, the awakening from which'
was in her coffin and grave. The'
lady was engaged to be married at.
the time of her suppose death. . A.
more heartsickening sase we never ,
remember to have read or ' heard.'
"None but the brave deserve the
fair." No: audnone but the -brave
can live with some of them. " "
Life is a sleep in which we dream'
most at the commencement and;
close. The middle is too absorbed