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Sa4Vt X.' AfrAar 44Ve
: t t Editor and Proprietor.
JPnOE H. W. Comer of Main and
ogaa fits OoposiU Court House..
OrricK One door wait of Dan Will t Bro,
Oillce McArtliiir. Ohio,
Will attend promptly to all butineM anirnetea
v m oem. - DOTH
Will practice i t vinion and adjoining roan
net. uufi.e.e animated to niniri piotnpt
It attended to. Office in Court Hou.e.
Jen'iu 18721
C, P,j 'CARTWRIGQT. Proprietor
' ii'tery Stallei Attached. "
The Home' haa uet Wi refurniNheri
throughout. - Koomi cleen and comfortable,
the table .npplled with the lt the market
afford., and no pami apared to arrotnodale
umm. man iwm it
Main Street) .Opposite Court House
McArthur, Ohio,
I HAVE taken poielon of the above hotel,
renovated and purl I v refurnished it. and
wil be Hied to terve (he old ciietnmer. ol the
hnue, aud eeoeolnlly mj old friend of the
Hocking Valley alio ronr he tieiiini lhl
j.oint The tiihle ul he lurnlehed wnh the
lieetthe mrket altnrds.and fare taken to
make unmix rmnlortuhle Good etaMing at
tached in the house; Charge reaeoneble.
13mar IS73
Dariistmnri. Samuel W. Kilvert, Jr.
fE.fablliih.d 1862-1
Wholesale Grocers
Prompt Attention riven to tlie
TraiiHl'er of PIG IKON hntl
otlier Property from and to
Railroad and Canal.
Water Street.between Faint and H'afimf
if '
Italian and Vermont Marble
Neatly and promptly executed.
Mulberry St,,bet'n Second &wate)
Cnilllcothe. Ohio.
I mipeni.t-end nil mynwnwnrk In perron
I execute all Ike liner ileeiine. iee the hert
triHterial, and c inthe nnneieold. Pernon.
wiehini any work tr my line are invited to
x-.mine work, stock and pricee, liefore mak
ina cwlracia.
1 personally .iipeilntend thewreftil netting
op of atnna and monument, bought at ni)
Bv buying at thia shop yon will tare from 16
to S per cent, paid to ait nla. S4nir73
fi AT" I
JfV Ml V'tA
Teeth Extracted Without Pais
and with
' .-. by the nee of
Can alweya be found at my office. it
Dr. 8. T. BOuOKStJ, Jaok.on, Ohio.
PoaiuHial WaoLntLi Ao Biraa
Booksellers, Stationers. Primers,
r Bludtrs,
eaiora la
Lad, Medical, Tbeolooior School,
and MuciiLAiiKoos ttvou,
65 Wttt Fourth Street, Cincinnati.
avoatalogiie furnihel graluitoo.ly oa
pplieaaioii a ad any book eenl by mail, poet.
paid oa receipt oipuUiehed price.
$40, $50 $7SAN0 $100.
Good, OurabU and Cheap.
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VOL. 25 NO. 7.
30, 1874.
WTTr.T T? XT a of-
Aib. "Battlt Jlymn ojtht Bepvblic."
The light of Truth Is breaking.
uii uie mounuin top It gleams;
Let it flafh along our valleya,
ltlt vllttprnn om ili..'.ni
Till all our land awaken
111 It8 flliall nl omlrii'n heama.
Our God is marching on. .
Choru.. Glory, glory, hallelujah 1
Glory, glory, hnlleln'
Glory, glory, halleln'
Our God la niarvhin on !
With pttrpoae atronjf and ateadr
in mc prvni dfnuvnn a name,
We rlnf to enve our klnilrttl
r rom a life or woe ami shame,
ml the Jubilee nt fi-Muilum
To the aUvea nflalil nrnnluf.n.
uui uuu io uinruiiinj; on.
... n..j i. . . r
From mornlnjr's enrlv watches.
i in i lie evvung; oi tn aim.
We will never lu nor falter
III the WOrb tie hliva hoiriin
Till the fort have all aurren je'red
Aril) tha vli'tnrv la nrnn.
Our God la marching on. "
We wield no carnal weapon,
Alld WA hurl nn Hpru flu.l
But with words ol love and reason
We are Hire tn u In rh hourf
And peraunde the poor truusxressor
iuiiix-icr me ueiterparu
Our God 1 marching on.
When dawns the day of terror,
Alld theawl'ul triuiiiiet'a unu1
Slii'll waken up the sliM-pers
rrotn oeneatn the qutiking jrrouud
Mny no blood of fallen brothera
Oil Olir BtHI-tli'll mllU he t'i lllllll.
Our God la niarohlnjf on.
Our strength Is In .Tehova,
auu our oause u in 11 Is c re;
With Aliiil)flit.v iirtna to help us,
We have lalth tn ilu huiI iIui-a.
VVhllecoiilldliig In the prmniae
- That our Lmil will auawer nrnver
OurGml a ninrcliinjf on.
I don't say brother Ben's wid
ow wdsn'l good looking for her
age and size. Then, too, she
lad r pretty penny lelt her.
And sho might have married
well it she wanted to change
ler condition, but, j ou see,Mar
garet Ann was a fool she was
a widow of forty to set her cap
for young Sara Spencer, who
was only Iwenty bur. Iflwaa
her brother in-1 iw, and ii Ben
lad said to me, as he did'Ru h
rd alwuvs be kind to Margaret
Ann." I couldn't help seeing
hat. The lactof Ilia maltr if
hat, as a general thing, widows
do make fools of iheimelves ol
ener than girls.
In (his case I admit the age
was (he only obstacle. Sam
was a good young man, aliove
selling himseli to a woman old
enough lo be bis mother, for
her money bags. Sam was a
lerk in I he store. I was poor
Ben's partner. I'd tried U buy
the widow out. Id said over
ndover again, "Margaret Ann,
you have plenty aud to spare,
why not retire?" but you see
he would not. Ben had lelt
lisehare ol the furniture lo Iter,
nd she wouldn't drop it. Al-
er awhile I lound tmttherea.
sou. ii was oatti bpeucer.
That is why ahe liked to sail
bout the 81 ore in her dead
black silk; that is why she
was always finding some ex
cuae lo hand down that pari ol
he stock he had in hand, u.ix
ug everything up anj giving
bitn no end ot trouble.
You see I couldn't help it.
'he concern paid, and widow
Wood owned just as much o it
as I did. ll I said ''Margaret
Ann, go home'' she could have
said, '4 ve a riglt here " That
was it. She never waited bh a
u.-tonier. She never did any
thing but bother and pry . She
bad no children to occupy her,
aud she brought her white poo.
die along with her. 'So lone
some,'' she said she was, in
the big house opposite, and
that was why she had us come
to tea so much of late.
Well, this went on lor nearly
a year. Big eyes at Sam, sweet
smiles, soit speeches! 1 used
lo wonder whether old. Ben
knew bow soou he had been lor
gotten. To be sure, be was
eixiy when he died, a bald
headed, stoop shouldered man
with solemn ways about hi in;
but bhe b.-d been bis wile Tor
twenty-three years- and though
I'm a bachelor I know what ber
feelings ought to be. And Beu
was my brother, too. I hope il
wasn't wicked of me to make
up my mind lo put an end to
her capers, as tar as 3am went,
Anil tell him "wo wanted a
young lady at cashier, and why
nott and if Lilly Ratbboae
could leave Qrigg and Crater,
I'd give ber the place. Sam
was la love with Lilly, I knew
that, but Margaret Ann had
not seen her.
'Margaret Ann." said I, one
day, "we will Lave a new cash
ier to-day. We need one, and
I have engaged one."
"Well" said Margaret Ann
"perahps we do. I hope he's a
nice young man and good look
In jr. Good looks attract cus
'lam glad you coincide with
me," say f, aud laughed to my
fell, fori knew Margaret was
thinkincot -somebody else to
flirt with. But I said nolhing"
It was fun to see her face
change when she saw Lilly be
hind the counter next day.
And she gave il to me in the
private office, I can tell you
She hated females about a
store, and she didn't like Lilly's
looks. I cnuld laugh at her.
however, there I had good
references with Lilly, and ign
ed a written contract with her
for six months. She was to be
cashier, you know as I told yon.
Margaret Ann couldn't help
herself, and I suppose sh knew
it, for she said nothing after
that, and 'Sam and Lillv were
as happy as young birds. I be"
lieve he proposed to her be
hind ray counter, I knew he
did it some there, and I knew
be was accepted.
"Lord bless you,"spys I to
myself, "and help you to build
jour nest. I'm not crusty if I
am a bacliehr."
A tew days after 1 found
Margaret Ann in a towering
rage with h?r lace flaming.
"Richard," says she, "a wo
man is always right about an
other woman. Men admire a
pretty face, ho itiey are always
blinded by it. It was always
so with Mr Wood. He thought
a woman everything that was
splendid until I've proved that
she wasn't by telling him things
Mow I've found out about your
Lilly Rathbone. She's exactly
what 1 thought exactly."
''Weil, what is it)" says I.
uNo better than she should
be'naya Margaret Aim. I saw
l.er kis Sam Spencer behind
h - counter this bleated morn
ing "
"And he didn't want her to,
I eUpose,and halloed for help?'
ay a I.
"You know what men are."
says she, '-ot course he kissed
her back."
"Didn't he kiss her flrt?'
a 8 I. '
"Well, she let him, anyhow,"
Kays she.
"Well,", says I, "1 suppose
you used lo kiss Ben titer you
were engaged if not before!'
"What has that to do with
iif says she. Why they at
least did he propose her com
ing here, Richard?
"No," any 8 I. "but they are
engaged, Margaret Ann."
"Dou't believe it says she.
"It's Uonpel truth," says I.
And then well, I didn't
mind it, it didn't hurt me a bii
bu that woman turned around
and slapped me in the face, she
was bo hopping mad. .
"Such actions in a respecta
ble storel You depraved brutel"
says she, and marched out and
didn't come baik for a week
lor which I was truly thankful
When she did come she was
ail smiles and amiability; and
she talked lo Lilly and smiled
al Sam, and she really did cume
out beautilullj, considering.
Lilly took a great notion to her.
"What a nice, pleasant lady
Mrs Wood is," she said, as we
were folding things up that
night; "and so pretty for ber
age, 1 think she is splendid.
"Uladjta hear it."
"Dear me," she said, with
her head- under the counter.
"Sister in-law, you know,"
tajd, !; "one of the . family it
won't do to praise ber too
Oh, I wasn't thinking of
what yon were saying," said
he. "I'm surprised about my
key. I'm sure I bung It here.
A little brass door key, with a
nick in the handle, and a piece
of pink ribbon tied to it, I
can't think where It is gone."
Well, we both looked every
where. We unrolled packages
and peeped into boxes, and
poked down craoksin the floor.
L Ily went worrying about get
ting a locksmith to fit another
before she could eei in. and
said (hat Rosa was always tired.
; Rosa was her sistter. The
two 'were orphans,' and kept
houb'T'togelher In tm little
room of a respectable tene
ment house, '''k
"Ive always had tea ready
before Rosa got in," said Lilly,
"but to-night she will have to
It's odd how we remember
little things sometimes. Per
haps the girl's pretty puzzled,
face and graceful motions, as
she ran about looking lor the
key, impressed this one upon
my mind. At all events we
did not find the notcted key
tied with a pink ribbon, and
Lilly went home without it. I
told Margaret Ann about it
when I saw her next, and she
inquired very politely of Lilly
as to the end of the affair,
when she next saw ber.. The
key was never found, but Lilly
said she had two made, so that
such a thing could never hap
pen afcain. She could keep
one and Rosa the other.
"And, as I presume it was
loBt here, you must have the
value of it from us," laid Mar
garet Ann. "It's not much but
its just." And that I thought
very kind of the widojy Wood,
cuii8iaeiin5i - -
Well, time passed on, and
one day was about like the oth
er. People began to go to the
country, and trade wa dull.
And Sam (old roe that he and
Lilly were going to be married
noon God willing.
I had just left Sam when
Margaret Ann's colored girl
Mepped acroea the street and
told me her mistress wanted to
eee me.
Of course I went over; and
when I got into the back par
lor I found Margaret Ann
wrapped up in a shawl, hr
eyes red with crying.
"Anything happened?" says
"Yes," said she, ' I'm afraid
ro. Oh, I m no sorrvl"
"Dear m I Do mention the
lacl," says I.
" Veil," says elie, "I can hard
ly bear to do so; but who has
a chance at the safe besides
you and me?"
"Nobody but Lilly Rath
bone," says I.
"You are sure?" says she.
"Why of course," says I.
"Ah, welll" says she, "per
haps there is another way out
of it. May be you" had occa
sion to use that money of mine.
mean the one thousand dol
lar bank note that I put in
there in a red pocket book
last week.' . '
"No," said I. Of course I'd
spoken of it. It was your pri
vate money."
"It's gone, Richard," says
she. "You saw me look in the
safe to day?"
"Yes," said I.
"Well," says she, llit was
gone then. I couldn't bring
myself to speak of it. You
see a girl like that has so
many temptations; going to
marry and all. Richard prom
ise me job wou't bave ber ar
rested, or anything, if it is
"It is noil" I cried. "Besides
it was your money. You would
be the prosecutor to any thief."
Dear me, yes," says she,
"and 111 let her go; but I must
get it back, and she mast leave
he tore," ,, ,;
Bow can 'yoa think so ill
or the girl!" said I "Why
don't you suspect- me. I am
ever to much more of a doubt
ful character than she is."
"You are my brother-in-law,"
said Margaret Ann. "Now,
listen to reason. Come to the
store with me and we'll search.
Il we don't find it, I shall
charge Lilly with the theft to
morrow, and, if she doesn't
confess, get a search warrant
for her rooms. I'll be very
kind, but 1 can't loose a sum
like that."
She cried again. I did reallv
feel that she was in great
trouble. We went to the store
again and' searched the safe.
but the money was all gone.
Margaret Ann had the number
iii her pocket book. It was
easy to indentify. and beside
the poor gi.i wa8 in a 8U8pi.
cious position, audi Bajd jj
she should prove guilty .v
faith in human nature was
'Mine, too," said Margaret
Ann. "I had come to like her
so. And then Door Sam.4
I went home to tea with my
sister in-law, but we had not
appetite, bhe promised
not to come to the store until
the closing hour, and to be
very merciful, and to give the
girl every chance.
And so we parted. I arose
to say good night, and came
around the table to shake
hands with Margaret Ann,
when, being a clumsy old bach
elor, not used to woman's fix
ings, my coat caught in a lit
tie wicker work sewing basket,
on long spider legs, and over
set it. Out tumbled cotton,
buttons and tape, and, I stoop
ed to pick them up, when
among them I saw a key, a
brass door key, with a nick in
H autf w luujt, piooo of pin ft rib
bon lied to the handle. It. was
very little thing, but it made
my blood run cold.
If that was the key Lilly had
lost, what was ii doing there?
didn't dare to look at my sis
ter in law. And I walked the
floor all night; but by morn
ng my mind was made up.
At nine o'clock I met that
boy and girl at the store, and
told them 1 should be gone all
day. In ten minutes more I
stole Lilly's key from under
the counter and went to the
house to her little room, on tin
third floor, and entered u like
thief It was very poor and
very bare, but neat and clean;
and there was a closet in it,
with a few dresses hanging up
on pegs, and a bonnet box on a
shelf. Into this closet I went,
and there I sat down on an old
trunk and waited. I could
her a queer old clock ticking
in the room. I beard it count
the hours ten, eleven, twelve
and I kept saying to myself;
"If you are a wicked suspi
cious old fool, Richard Wood,
Lord forgive you."
But I walled still, and just as
tbe long black hands pointed at
half past one, I heard such a
knock at my door as my sister-in-law
always gave at the office
There was another knock a
pause; and then I heard the
key turn in the lock and saw
the door open and my sister in
law come in. She looked about
her, shut the door re-locked it,
and stole across the room. Then
God forgive the woman; I
suppose she was mad with jeal
ousyshe 1'fted up the mat
tress of her neat little bed in
the corner, and taking a r,ed
pocket book, thrust it under,
palling the quilt well down
about the bed afterward.
"I hardly think you'll marry
Sam Spencer after all, Miss
Lilly," she laid aloud, with a
wicked tosi ol her head. "I
have outwitted yon "
"Not quite," said I , "Marga
ret Ann, there are tiro words to
UwimauerV-. ,.
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I walked out oi the closet
and stood wilh my back to the
outer door. She knew herself
trapped, hut ber wicked tongue
naa its way still. ,
"So you are in the habit of
coming here!" she said. "Nice
young lady certainly."
ul never came here before."
nam i, "and you know it: but
I've been here all day waiting
for you: I saw Lilly's key in
your basket last night, and I
wgan to guess et the truth
Bring me that pocket book."
Margaret Ann did it. She
was as pale as death and al
most as cold. I looked at ber
and felt for her after all. ,
"You are my brother's wid
ow " I said, "and a poor. fooU
lah, jealous creature. I haven't
told you one of , my suspicions
yet, and I never will on two
"Name them,' she said, I can
not help myself."
rr-,,U retire from busN
ness" 1 saia. -
"Glad to do it," said Bn. -"And
you'll give fhat thou
sand dollar bill to Lilly at a
wedding present.
She looked at me and gate a
great gulp.
"Nasty littlecat!'. said she,
"I won't"
But she did, and only 1 ever
knew why the widow Wood
was ao generous to Lilly Rath,
bone on her wedding day, or
why she started for Europe on
on the very next steamer that
sailed from New York and still
remains there.
Cleveland Leader.
Cleveland Leader. Heavy A ward of Damages Under
the Adair Law.
The largest verdict of daraa.
ges ever given in this' county,
under the Adair law, was re
turned yesterday, in the case of
Melissa Sbapfa vs. John Drew
and John . White, tried be
fore Judge Barber in the Supe
rior Court. The plaintiff sued
the above named' defendants
the former of whom is a saloon
keeper, and the la' ter the own
er of the premises, for damages
caused by selling her husband
The amount for which suit
was brought was $5,000. The
petition set forth that op to
1870 her husband, who was a
good mechanic, been able to
earn $18 per week, and gave
her such support as ber condi
tion required, but that since
that time he had been habitu
ally intoxicated, and had been
greatly debilitated both In
mind and body by the same,
and in consequence of the, use
of liquor procured of John
Drew, and drank upon the
premises whe'eeoli. The first
defendant did not appear and
judgment waj therefore ren
e'ered against him by default,
and the trial was therefore con
tested by tbe owner of the
premise. The verdict render
ed was against both defend-
ants,and the judgment amount
ed to $7,500
A band of ladies at Cast
Douglass, Mass., went to a sa
loon keeper in that town and
requested that he close bis sa
loon. Be answered that it was
as honorable a business as the
selling ol groceries. The la
dies then began reading from
the Bible passages relating to
tbe anger of tbe Lord with
drunkenness and those who
sell liquor. Thev bad scarcely
begun reading when the pro
prietor fell to the ground gasp
ing, and in a few moments was
dead. The physician sava it
was apoplexy, but tbe ladies
hold it to be a visitation of the
A Cibcinsati saloomst,
troubled lest an approaching
band of crusadera might ob
sttuct the sidewatk in front of
his establishment called a po
liceman, who found nothing to
remove excepting a lew empty
whisky barrels. ...
One square, $j tjQ
Each addition, .asertlon ... tuf
Cards, per ye io HO
Local notice cr line,.... . . if
Yearly advertisements $100 Wr '
column, and at proportionate rate pel
lesMpace. Payable In advance.
tFThe Eecord being the official
paper of the town, and having tt 0
largest circulation of any paper in tt w
aounty, offers superior inJuceinecta
to advertisers.
From the Ironton Register.
Letting out work to the low "
est bidder was one of the firs!
causes of the labor revolt in.'
England. Low bids made law '
wages. The pay for labor offer
greater margins on which to fig
ure proposals than the material 1
and, we migh,t say,' the profits of '
the contractor. Besides low we .
ges, another result of low bids i
bad work. These two result J
generally run together, but fre
quently it is one or the other. .
The .worthy- way is . to discard-. t
bids and apply to an' hones,t j
competent man to do the work
and take a price that reasonably
compensates all sides. There
more money lost in this country' ,
in low bids than is made. Thsr
loss ceosists in inferior work. ,
which will happen, though the
contractor, is watched like' '
hawk, which is usually the case.
No man has a right to have any 1
tning done, unless he is willing' '
to pay for an honest doing of itr'
1 n in 1 I . .
UjWD'ffee bushes are plen
counties of cVlila.'??!!6!
berries are known to the sot-' ,
tiers as "cat berries," but are
in every respect similar to the? ,
coffee of. commerce. A Colom f
bian consul, who is intimately .
acquainted with the culliva-
lion of coffee in South Amer
icans confident that the shrub ,
is the genuine coffee riant .
r . 1
and capable ot producing unj
der cultivation a superior qual
ity of coffee.
Tuesday morning, says tbo
Pomeroy Telegraph, Robert- .
Uundiff, a boy about sixteenv
years old, working in the Slope
Coal Mine was instantly killed
by a blast in the next room. 1
Several pieces of coal struck;
him, one broke his back, and ''
another bis neck. An older '
brother of the boy was Work
ing with him, and was serious
ly.injured about the head "
John C. Head, candidate for
Marshal in McConnelsville, vot .
ed twice, at the last election. B
voted early as all good men (
should, but later in'tbe day for i
got he had done so and did not
recall the fact until the judges
had deposited his ticket.
In Iowa it has been proposed
to remove curtains, painted :
glass and other means of coo
cealment from the windows of
saloons, making them as pub
lio as dry goods stores.
, -
Talkinq about fanatics, we
are inclined to consider the mar
who thinks it an act of tyranrt
to abridge his right to ruin L'J
neighbors, the most dangerou."
fanatio that lives.
"Killed by a visitation ci
Providence through the med(
um of a horse," was the Coro
ner's verdict in the case of t
Georgia man who wn kicked
to death.'
Recent statistics show that
the value of the books, sold in
the German empire amounts to
only about one half of the tax
upon the consumption of brat -dy.
Th 1 Worcester PresscxhorU
members of Congress to so be-, vr
have as that the country shall '
not with one voice pronounce
them a let of "dead beats."
Thi country, inhabited by tho
buffalo, is 200 by 300 miles in ex
tent and liei between the Arkan
sas and Sooth Platte rivers, Irj ,
both Kansas and Colorado. ;
Thi New York Tribune doe!
not think that the municipal
elections in this State should bl
discouraging to the temper auo
, CoRNicncuT gave lateral
thousand majority to tke organise
ed ignorance of the country.
A msomagot oat of trf
Grten Bay calaboose , by picl; , .
tn lock with a tootb-picfcr, ;

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