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"M OflNfT; .R APEUf ;
.fl k 'EeUto aud Proprietor.
iOnCS & -W. Corner af Main aid
,Ct4gB StiA Oopoiiia Quart liui. ,
.12. a Veak.' w advance.
, f
Orritc One oot xt or Dee Will A Bra.
peavJOyl '
ftdT&frsr PUBLIC,
! umco AleArttiur, uuio.
Will attend promptly to all business eetrniiied
ebisWe'. - ( uovll
c o. claypoolbT
I . ,..'. -
(PRosscirrn:& attorney,)
i : J, MoARTHUR, 0.
Will preloe J y In Von aodedJolningeone
tics, i Basiieewentruaiteio hwcare piompt
l.tteaillo., Office, Court House.
' -i IppoiVk 4. . 'depot. 1
'spjtjirj !PA.iqRranT.. Propriety
4.icry otoe intucneui
' The Hoiee hu uil 'Wg refurnwhed
j ihroaglioul. Moome clean end i-nmfortat'le,
the table np plied with the beet ihe market
fford., nd no pain, ewired to ancomodate
suest. mar. ! '
jetffaf fjOppwite' Court, House
CfilcrA rt hur,cP hi o,
I HATS taken possesion of tlte ahove hotel,
renovated and purely reftinrl-hed ii end
wil be glad (o aerve Ihf .ld cii-ti-mersof Ihe
house, and especially my old friendaof the
dock io Valley alio may be visiting lhl
. point", The Wile will tie lurniahed with Hie
be.tttie murket attorn1, and tare takfn to
' ntake guets pnmmrtahle Good tabling at
inched to the house; Cunrg.es reasonable.
lSiaar m ,
Hard smart. Samuel W. Kilvert,Jr.
' Established 186J
, ' Wholesale Grocers
Prompt Attention given to the
Transfer of PIG IKON and
other Property from and to
i Railroad ,.na uanui.
Jl'oter StreeUbetteetn Faint and. Walnut
mar 111" I
Italian and Vermont Marble
Neatly and promptly exeented.
Hulberry St.,bet'n Second tWate)
Cnillicotlie. Ohio.
' 1 anpeniitend all my own work In peraon.
I exVuteall the finer deai:n. e the lient
TnKterial, and can lot he unneifOld. Peraona
wnnhin any work in my line are Infited to
' eximine work, .took anil pnoea. liefore mak
' inccnutraete.
1 peraonally .upetlntend the careful setting
1 up of atonre and monument bought at ni)
Bv buying at thia ahop you will sere from It
teattperoent. paid to a ate. MaprTS
.Teetliu,Extraoted Without Pain
and with
' ' ' by the'uie of ' 4 "
Caa alway. be funnd at my office. '
tr, 8. T. BOUEb8, Jackson, Ohio.
; Janl7".,
Vim . JMWali WaolOfM Bttilt
. Booksellers, Stationers. Printers,
, I.',:.; . i Wuders,
. ealora lb
Law, Msdioil, Thbouxhcri., School,
' 'li'Wut Fourth Street, Cineinnati.
e0Uloguee. rurniahel gratuiton.ly on
.kSetaaoo and any book aewt by mail, port
' M mm 110 rectut 01 p.u reiKBru price.
God,DirwWs.fJ Chesp,
SVBDd for eastw Be. mm.
VOL. 25-NO. 5.
, : ..!
16, 1874.
in tn ii
WHOLE NO. 1,253
Paint and Second Street,
cniLLicomEy oM
WOULD reaperliullT invite the attenUon
of bayen to hit (took of
OOftmI at wholl.
I. eat other market.
price a low 107
Bar. aa Bale (all line of
Brown fc Bleached Madloi,
Calicoes. Checks, St. Ipes,
ClDKbams, Canton Flan
nels and Jeans.
r ' i , I
White" and Gray Blankets
.. ... .. ..
H la fccilitl. for Imainej. ire nnequalM,
..ntilinar him 10 nrtrr inducement 10 the
trade equal to any ni her hnuae Wri
r t
. v "
Manufacturer of
Oriateat, most fachionaWe and elegi.nl atylea,
Second St., Near Mulberry,
I make it a point to io all mr work of the
bent inmerirtl, and Hland recond to none in
HiiHlilJf flninh or iturhililj. I emploj nn
inlermr workmen, thire are no appienlioe
hnya ahout my e'tahliahment. and I con nnt
tail to please nf perxon ho want" the Ih-m
turnout made in the vniiniry. I refer wiih
iiride to n. cu'.umiera throuahnut Nouluerii
nhio a to the chararier of wmk entiling
Imni my rai'tnrT, and nuarantee en my cue
toman perfect aatiafcthin.
All kinds of Turnouts finished and
ready for sale, or made to Order.
Call and examine my Stock
Repaliing, Repainting Etc.
Will receive prompt attention.
e r" .'' '
I hare conatnntly a stock of
Carriages, Baggies and Expresses,
left with me for sale, repaired and almost
good as newt'ome 01 mem
lujul H"3
awianipii ma
American Institute,
Embroiderine and Plutin? Machines
"I: is ingeninne and will meet the wants
every mm ion in ine iann. '
ExhlliUloaof 1872.
John B. Gavit, H- HMi'y, F A. Barnard,
Hrra j Samuel 1. Tilnmu, Corr.spondlDg
New York. November W. lf7J
This aininle and inaunioi mchine l
useful aa the cewing nim hine, a.vl ifan be
coming pKpuiar with ladira, in the plnrf
eiM nive ntedle work, ile work lieinx niiieh
mure handsome. r quiring n.m h leve time
ami nut iine-tcnlh i-art li e eineone No la
dy'e toilet I. complete without it A machine
with illiietratedfin tilaranil lull instructions
sent nn rei-eiptol 12 or flinched lu silve' plate
for li 7.V .
Addresa, The WeKce Dianniactaring is.
3 limaiiKH) rw l.'ra.
North-east corner or Mnln and Jackson atreeu?
GEO. W. UltLMON, froprletoi
Carrtayei, juuuiu. ixi-rtttet,
a Lao, viaoss tat all navs or wiooa woaa
done to order on short notice.
Painting and Trimming.
ot all kinua eiccuieu lu the neatwi aiiu iuot
artistiu etl.
BbrAtninu 01 an Kind, in my noewuibe
promptly and amM, duue.
ae nwi uoue a. ,uie H-inianuvDi la
aukil to la adtMUutiak uut ui eulia anu e
cu'ediu the uio.l workn auliite maiiuer,
u oeexuellvd in auy renpuct b' HT other
lablmhiuoutiu ih.uoLulry.
Formerly ot tianiden.i
ANNOUNCES to bis friend, in V inton
adjoining counties that be has bought
Hotel formerly Kept by Ohas. Bmiih
Tbree doors west cl Madison, oa
He has refitted it throughout, and is prepared
to entertain the tiereling public at reaaonxhle
ratM. Ian
Oats. Buixusa. , H. H. HorriAia.
Eotahliehed IcM A7,W,61 and tttWeat Fn
Koot of ulenlioD Bridge, CINCINNATI,
i:HA..Bemrt A i o,, Proprietor. Iiailyauo
lino and private a tea efUaf Uibacco. Bum.
neMairi'tly ,-nmmielon. Liberal adancea
made on eooeignmenta. , '.
Agmia, wanted everyh,ere. Buainea. strict.
I legtthnaie.- FarMealars free. . Add res.
0RTfl,8tLoula, Ko 'tSeeair
From Hearth and Home, March 7th.
"I think such action is un
ladylike, unwomanly, and alto
gether -wrong,"' said Airs. El
liott, warmly. "The idea ol
women marching in : bands
through the streets, followed
by a ramble ot rude men and
boys the idea el refined ladies
lorcing their way into 'some
filthy bar-room, full of obscene,
guzzling, ill omened loafers,
and kneflinjt-OnJhe .tobacco
stained floor in audible prayer.
Thee temperance movements
always lend to fanailclbitf,' but
this is a. little , worse than any
thine I have heard of yet.
Most woman nnsex herself and
brave- the most disgusting
phade of publicity! Must the
pearls of religious feeling, even
in the most sacred , lortn of
prayer, be cast belore the
swine that infest these J6w
denhl'1 ' ,
The speaker - was a I young
and very pretty lady, who hud
lived in our town about a year.
Indeed, alio had not been in nr.
ried much longer than that
having come to us as a bride.
She was a fine type of the
New England girl, quite brills
tint and ready in c mversntlon,
verv refilled and high cultured.
a lntle opinionated, but in
tense in her disgust at (lie
pre iiou need phase of "womenV
rights." 'llnnie is woman,s
highest sphere," she was wont
to say, "and 1 litre she can be
the power behind and above
the throne." As we come to
know her well, we found tbut
she possessed a warm heart
and Ulirixlian principle, though
not v,-ry obtrusive in mnile't
initcijhrJ&)metlungjraLJJie coldnessnd repression ot New
Enln-nd society tinctured her
manner, and made her seem a
lit'te formal at'first in1, contrast
Willi our Iree, hearty Western
style. Like too many ot her
Fitters, instead ol gaining h jr
diness Ironi the bleak hills and
chi 1 winds of her early home
she appeared a frail blofRom
b t would ever need the shel
ter of the tenderebt love and
Her husband whb a Western
man. one who had grown up in
our young city. He wp's w!I
connected, ol recognized abili
ty as b lawyer, and with a fu
lure before him of the fairest
promise. It had nccasionilly
bfen whispered that he drank
rather Ireely. but no one' hd
f ver seen him the worse for it.
Hia lovely young wife sepmed
in possess houndlpAR influence
over him, and for the greater
part of the first year of his
marrie'l life he had bepn verv
domestic. But of Itte be spent
his evenings nut more frequent
ly, excusing his absence bv
saving that there wpre parties
that could he seen in the wav
of business better at nicht
than dnring the day. I had my
fears, but the 'wife suspectect
ed nothing.
Two or three of ns were sit
ting socially with oar work in
her pretty parlor one afternoon,
when some remark on tho
strange temperance mnvempnt
that htd. lately bpen developed
led 10 Mrs Elliott's decided ex
pression of opinion with which
I hsve commenced this brief
record ol an experience so dif
ferent (rum my usual qniet
life. .
I will merely say to the read
er that I am a middle aged
widow lady, qnite alone in the
world. . My home is next door
to that oi Mrs. EMiott's, and
from some secret affinity w
had become very intimate.
Years before my natural heart
treasures bad slipped from me,
and I, in my loneliness, fount!
it very easy to love my young
neighbor as a daogMer. Thro?
avejrja 9iiraco'Wsvrart itvand
out of, each others homes with
perfect freedom, and often sat
with our work together.
This afternoon Mrs. : JuCge
Ashman, another ' intimate
Inend, was also with ns. Qer
only immediate response to
Mrs. Elliott's words was A deep
sigh. At last she said:
"The evil grows so desperate
I ean scarcely wonder at any
effort to counteract iV though
I must say with you that I can
scarcely understand this one.
I do not see bow a lady can go
to snch places as you describe.
I suppose, only too truly. Bat
the trouble is. the worst, mis
chief is . not. donV. aiAihege
dens.'. Many of our drinking'
saloons are elegant iiali their
appointments, and .are fre
quented by gentlemen." '
"No matter, answered Mrs.
Elliott, almost hotly; "woman-'
ly delicttoy - forbids t that she
aiiould be at such a place They
are frequented. by roues and
gamblern also, .wlxj.rfiP'er from
the ragged, loafers pnly in be.
Ing better dressed. ,. In each
case she ia liable to iusult, and
to see and, hear things : which,
to a pure,. refined woman, are
worse than blows. Id rather
meet the. coarse brutality of
the .'dens than the contempt
uous leers and mocking smiles
of the gilded ealoons."
'What you say, my dear,
seems perfectly true, and I
have felt so myself.. But oh
what can we dot , what can we
dot Its dreadful to sit with
folded hands, and see the havoo
these places are making."
The pathos and distress in
Mrs. Ashman's voice were too
deep to be caused by merely
general appreciation ol the
evils ot intemperance. I liad
real.lhe j'ecretfliiB.moiher's
trouble in the' flushed and
bloated face of one 6f her sons
Mrs. Elliott looked at her with
a little surprise, and saitf moVe
quietly: iV ..
. agree with you i i a very
great e-vil, perhaps the great
est in our age, hut it is roaq's
work to cope with it publicly
tVoniPiV can help by making
home so attractive that, hns
bands fathers and brothers
will find nothing that .can
tempt them abroad. Thank
Uod, I have never had such
personal experience in this
matter. Mv hnsbf.nd takes
glass of wine when he feels
'ike it. and bo did my father.
There's no more harm in that
than in tha use of tea and cof
"No,r said Mrs. Ashman wilh
another deep sigh, 'I suppose
not, if it would end there."
Again Mrs. Elliott looked at
her a little enriouslv. and
changed the subject The ear
ly shadows of the coming win
ter evening soon alter warned
Mrs. Ashman that he must be
on her way homeward. At
Mrs. Elliott's request I remain
ed for tea.
Her husband came in at the
usual hour. 1 do not wonder
she halt idolized the handsome
dark-eyed man, with. his free
and easy Western bearing, re
fined by Eastern culture (lor
he had completed bis studies
in the East). He certainly
petted her to her hearts con
tent. But to night he seemed
a little preoccupied and excited
Alter the meal was over he im
mediately excused himself.
"Must ynp go out again this
evening. Vinton?" asked bis
wife pleadingly.
. IndeedI Bitflt.Xellle. it's
e euTi tryeekr;ye-kno,w. IflferV
are many lawyers in town, and
1 have much on hand."
I heard! her kiaa him after
(innately at the door as
ttarted and thought it musl.be
a stress oi, oiisiness, mueeu
that would take a man fnm
klsa1'1 would be protection
1 a)firt fyery Ml neit'",!"
1 sat with her till ten o'clock.
We only spoke at Intervalsor
we bad attained that true com.
panionship that does not req
uire constant talking. I saw
a dreamy, far am ay look come
into the young wife's eyes. She
was building bright castles iu
the future, when her prospects
of maternity would be realized
n the supreme joy of mother
ove, and her. borne be com
1 did not offer to stay later
than, ten, for by so doing I
might betray somewhat of the
anxiety and boding of ill that
oppressed m I do not often
have jtjich, feelings,. but am al-
wnys in terror when U.'do. '.or
rouble has soon - followed.
My sitting room was opposite
ber parlor, where I knew she
would watch and wait. Alter
gating the gas 1 did not draw
the ' curtains ,'rbut sat down
with' my knitting where 'she
Could see me,' and so practical-j
y watched And waited with
her. i ' :
iWhen from a city steeple
eleven ' was tolled ' obt,- my
neighbor grew restless. When
with sniemn'measnred stroke
midnight' was announced, I
heard her side door open and
her quick steps on the gravel.
met her at the door.
'Dear Mrs. M ,n she ex
claimed breathlessly, 'how
good of you to be up! I half
believe you have been watch-
ng with me. Vinton has not
come home yet. What does it
mean? He never stayed out so
ate before."
She was shivering as with
cold but it was the chill of fear.
1 put my arms around her and
'Let ns hope for the best, my
dear. Iivou wish, I will come
anrt stay with vou.
'Please do," she half sobbed.
and theri hastened ack. as if
unwilling" to be absent from
her post a moment'.' I was soon
at her side, and wi'h her hand
which trembled 2nil fluttered
ike 8 frightened bird) in'minp,
we eat silently through another
ong hour.
Like a knell, one sounded
from the steeple. Her hand
clnspd convulsively upon mine.
and with an ashen face she
turned an 1 gasped:
"Oh if anything shnold hap
penif I shouldn't see him
'Don't lear that," I said hast-
ilv. "I'm sure you need not.
II he had been injured or sick,
you would have been sent for
long before this."
uWhat, then, can kepp him?"
she asked with a wild question
ing look.
4 Well." I answered evasive
ly. looking away from her.
when lawyers get together
they have a good deal to say,
and time passes more quickly
than they think. They may
have had a -little supper or
something of the kind."
She shook her head decisive
'Nothing of that kind would
keep Vinton from ra, especial,
ly now," the said with empha
Another hoar paRsed. and
she sprang up with such
frightened, hunted look as
hope never to see in her sweet
blue eyes again.
'Come," she said hoarsely,
"we must find him. I shall go
mad if I wait here in oncer
tainty" .
But where shall we go!"
Laskd in dismay.
!"A Ilv where!" she cried des
perately. 'Action must, take
the 'place of thia awful bus-
Pf8" A . -V.C I
I saw that she would go, and
prepared to follow; but before
we; could assume, some, hasty
wraps, the door bell rang.- She
T " Her nusbanfl af nmbled jd,
!andiOTld:Bpw fallen had she
not caught him. : It was a pit
ble sight to see him leaning
upon and clinging to her frail
trembling form, as if she were
a lamp post. As the light
streamed through the dooi,I
caught I glimpse of the glitter
of a policeman's star, and then
heard hia gruff voice:
Glad you're up, madam -He
needs looking after sure
enoupb. If it hadn't been for
me, he might have met a foul
death, for 1 found him in the
gutter this raw night."
True enough, he was reeking
with tha filth nf hali.i, s
besmearing the delicate fabric,
of hi. wife's dress as he clnng
to' her, but that Wi'le woull
soon be in agony over deeper,
and more loathsome stains. '
"It's a rj n IieP hlccongbed
her husband, in tones so differ.
ent trom his usual clear, man
ly voice. It ' was a "'feather
bed" '
"0 Ond! what's the ' matter
with him!" gasped the wife.
Well, ma'im you areinno
rehtsaid the policeman in a
not unkinly tone. 'I'm Forry
fo' you; but do-'you realty
mean to say that you don't
know he's drunk? I'll stay a
bit and help you with him if
you wish."
At the word "drunk" she tot
tered a moment, as if she
would fall, then, by a great ef
fort recovering herself said
No, no; go away; I will
take care of him. Stay; let
me thank you for bringing him
home, hut in the name of mer
cy 'don't tell any one whatyou
have seen."
The man made no promise as
he departed, and I eliut the
door. ' ;
Mrs. M , I am sorry you
are here. V would hide this
from all the world. Would
that I could hide it trom heav
en. But I; know l ean trust
you. What shall I do with
lum?" , . ,
This horrid," unexpected
scene at the door bad found' us
both too, bewildered to act, anr
for a moment iohger we looked
helplessly at each other.
Then her husband muttered.
What's the use ot standing
here?" and he staggered into
the parlor.
Near the door a'ood a dainty
little table with Mrs. Elliott's
bfidal wreath and boquet upon
it, encased in a glass cover
He stumbled against ibis, and
fell with it crashing to the
floor. The warmlh of the
room with the excess of liquor
that he had drank now pro
duced nausea, and, Sickening
to behold, the flowers that had
crowned his bride's brow Were
now fouled literally, even as
his action had stained her fair,
pure name.
ft waa awful it was horri
ble. even to me, beyond the
power of words to exmes to
see that pmnd4 Mined p-entl
man grovelling helplessly like
a vile beast in his own filth, in
that sweet little parlor, that
dainty casket of his priceless
jewel. Put what must it have
bppn to his wie?
She did hot faint, as I feared,
or become hysterical, hot the
anguish of ber look wonld
melt a flintv heart. With clasp
ed hand shn stood above her
hnband till he became some
what qniet, nn a nitvmg angel
might. Oh, the migMv tnnmrh
of love. that she dtd not tOfo
away in disgastl
As soon as she enn'd, she
took hia head in ber lap, and
auld in a low, firm voi"e:
"Vinton, how did it happen!
Tell me all."
"Nothing much has happen
ed," he hiccoughed. "Met some
friends at Harry Hill'a took
little too muchtha08,ll.V,
"Harry H ill's,- Harry Hill's
she muttered, as ;if 'edm& tewr-viSoliritMa
lliHi 1val dawnWfif btwn ber.1 1
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One square,-... -.v.. j)l CO
Each additional uertion-i ' Bit
Cards, per yet-,. iO C(f
Local nofjesf ? er ilae,: r.: ' rti ft
a Yeaxlr- adyrtiMiiiaaUJ10a,0(l
column, and at proportionate rate !
WMSMM. .P1T1D14 In arisanM.
WW: i ne itecord Delnf the, officii?
paper of the town, and having tfc '
UivfstolrenUilon OTanTpanfrin r e
county, offers supertoi iaJucetQacte
to advertisers. - t : ' " -1
I have dwelt too long opotf
these painful scenes, bet the
seem burnt in upon mymetSoV
ry.and my mind will revert try
them, even though to think: of
them is torlora. He.was nof
violent, though somawhat ob
stinate and profane. At last
she got bim to bed, and he felt
into a heavy stapor. As she
returned to me in the dining
room, where there was a fire, 1
aids .'.'; . . ,, .
Ml will tot leave you (
t.5ft.i..ned me by i silent
prenre of my hand, ' aiid we)
sat down 'together as before,
bat with the awfol cerfaiflty of
evil Instead of its expectation
fn the depths of my sonl I
trembled for her. Sbe "rrilght
stand one or two snch shocks,
hot the ' moment sbe lost faith
In her hnsbsnd's wilt of powef
to refrain. from the cause of
his ' 'present : ' condition ebe?
wonld die. Her bold upon
Ufa was too fragile as it was.
She stepped to her busbf nasi
side0 from lime to i time
and then cauie.nand sat
down. Her browa weret
rontracled, hi ' if Jn i deep
thnnghf or the formaiirin of a
pnrpose. Her eves had a filed
Boiemn look that contrasted
strangely with her fair young
face. At last she, asked sud
denv; ,
Where is this Harry HUlaf'
I fotd her.
Mornine cm, nffer a seem-
in pa re We had cleansed and
righted the parlor as well as
we conld. The conk got break
fast as nsnal, and waa told that
ber tTWflfpr ' was sick. I fried
to anf Icipate Mrs Flliott in fb
taining the morning paper
from the newsboy, bnt. she wa
too quick forme. With dilat'
tngeyee she scanned the .cqt
nmm, thePi with . a cry of 0
enish. flronped f be paper
'itV ail here," she .groahedy
and she writhed and wrpnaeief
hands as if in intense, oodii.t
argmsh, , t t!';.'
It was. true ennngh, and with!
an editorial paracrar-n of fiftm
ment ttpon it. A Reporter of
he paper was in the habit of
feeing some of the night guaf
djans of the city for any iterfl
orintereat that came to thei
knowledge. The policeman!
knew that this scandal of Vitt
ton Elliott would be well fain!
for. and be was not tbe man to)
lose, several dollars or any sen
rimenfal grounds. Even tbe)
night editor's sensibilities)
seemed shocked over the ftffal
'or he had yVMttehi
'Things have come io I iii
pass when such men as E1KqH
get down in the streets.
the praying and e'nging wo
men can do us any goodt they
had better come at once. Har
ry Hill's establishment Is onf
of h"i most mischievous places"
in town," etc. . ;
After a few moments shef
again seized the paper.
6'i, leave it alonel" I ctiedsr
" You've had more than you;
can endure now.'' , (
I am" not a child, she an
awered almost fiercely, "t in
tend to know and face lh
worst ol this matter." and with
A white, stern lace she read ev
ery word, and then sat for a fe r
momenta with the old thought:
ful contraction of brow. Sud
denly she started up with a)
look of fixed purpose and ask ed.
"Hot long do you think h
wilt sleep!
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Ohaklesth strawberries
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