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.attorney at law,
tSviirracll4ae vftton and adjoining conn
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It attended to. Office in Court liouao. ;
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HJAETwilGHTi Prdprletor.
livery Stables Attached.
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Att .r, TBAff
' beta ' rerannhed
throughout.' uoom. eleu ud eomforuhlo,
thetatile .up plied with (he ih market
'iforUrud no paio. pared to accomodate
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or the practice or
to which he will dero'e hi. enure attention.
OKKLUK in lie' Hulldinjr up etair.. oppo
lie Vinton County Bank.
LiaTilSnuri. , baniuel W Kilrert, Jr.
t ' (E.tabll.hed 186S-1
Wholesale, Grocers
"' :o:
Prompt Attention (riven to tlie
Transfer of PIO IlCON and
other Property. from and to
(Kallroadaiid Ctlnal.
Water StreeUbetvieeu Taintand Walnut
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Law, Mkuioal, TukoLooicbi., School,
AQ(1 iilHCtLANEUlIt liooKS,
C5 West Fourth Street, Cincinnati.
"Catalogue! fumiilie J gratuitoui-l' on
. epi licaliun hoU any huok vent by mail, yon
je paid no rn-e tpt 01 putilihhvu priue.
nd dealer in ill kinds of
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c.retiiPj done, and the imalleat picture,
enlarged to an; .iae, and
Finished in Oil,
r any other ityle that may be deeired, at the
t-Ir. inely Inkhed Phetegr.pk.
tmu be wade ! eld ud laded, or
cratcked plctaiea.
Plotores of all kiadi framed to
,. .Order,
aid all work Murrauted to kits a(ikotion.
linay una
The Best and Cheapest
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VOL. 2o -NO. 25.
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WHOLE NO. 1.27
A Delayed Letter from Iowa.
A Delayed Letter from Iowa. WINTERSET, Iowa, June 27, '74.
Aa 1 m living m one of the
most beaallfa), productive and
prosperous Ocounties ip, , all
Iow, and jou 1 a ve requested
correspondence lrora 'all parts
of the country, It thought I
would write you and your many
rraders a short account of our
prospects in thesej . parts lof
Iowa, and as I oncevwB a cftN
sen or your county just SO
years ago this spring and
have been living in Iowa over
twenty-three i years; all wy
youthful days 1 have spent in
0hi2 J vaPVnwJtf jears old,
have bd long experience in
plesoresand bardahips'of both
States, and to day I can te'stiiy
to fh6 fact thanhfs is'bne "of
the finest countries in all the
Veatjrji States. We have got
tbeaAi4hrf Umber, rivers, the
hest well and spring water in
the world, with the, healthiest
climate, with scarcely ever any
ague or bilious fevers. The lay
of the country is not entirely
level, but a little rolling or un
dulating atid in many places
along the streams it is rather
blufly, or hilly as we used to
rail it in Ohio. This is called'
the lhree River Country.
Worth River, Middle and South
River and there are ratny
small tributaries which gives
the country a fcreat advantage
in draining off thte surface wa
ter. The hveraee width of the
rtiirie divides is three to six
les and all lay nearly on a
level, which 'makes the country
look very beautiful, and a per
son can see as far as the vision
can reach, and these beautiful
prairies all doUed over with
towns, fanhs. hoii8eK,with many
beautiful dwellings and many
very fine mansion, nice cot
ages and large hartit, and the
Ifj-y .best ol school houses an'd
churches, which is the cause ot
good society, good morals, good
Christian ity and the greatest
prosperity, which makes it the
happiest country that a person
can live in. The society as a
general thing U good, scarcely
any drunkenness, and -our
records of crime are nearly
clear. The country looks as
though it had ,been settled over
filty years, although it is not
thirty yara Binc the first
white man settled here. Win
terset. our county town, is im.
improving rapidly,' and is lo
caled on a beautilul high prni
ne and in the midst ol one ol
the finest prairie-countries I
ever paw, located in'lhe center
of the county, all kinds of mercantile
business is. done there
and nearly every department
of mechanical is carried on in
the place, and Mr. Editor il you
will exchange with the Winter
set Madisonian, a good Repub
lican paper, you will soon be
posted as to the future pros
pects ol this country. The crop
prospects are the best 1 ever
saw at this time ot the year.
The corn is in good stand,
very clean, wheat and oats very
fine, potattes nice, but in
places the bugs are raging and
hav done a great deal ot harm
As there is a very large area
of wheat and oats sown here
this season there will be a great
demand for hands. Pleaee send
hundreds of yoor laboring men
oot here and we will pay (bem
well. We cut all of our grain
and grass with reapers and
mowers and mostly rake our
hay with sulky rakes,, plant
nearly all our corn with two.
horse cultivators. In about fif
teen days we will be in the
midst of harvesting, : at that
lime in looking all over this
country and at one sight you
will see scores of reapers eat
ing down the golden waving
grain, which makes it a most
beautilul sight to. .behold.
mere are an mnua or rtiuers
a .i,. ,t
a. . . at
'the dropper, sell Taker,: 'Srid.
three or four hinds with which
tad hands ride and bind ell
that the machine cuts. We
have had rather a dry season
except one sliort wet spell with
two ot the heaviest ram (alls I
have seen for four yeari.Blnce
theo we have had two. weeks
dry weather, which has given
the farmers a good chance to
plotf.and clean out their corn,
a.nd they have made good use
of the time, according to the
pre8enji prospect they will be
well paid for tbeir labor.
I must close, as you: wish
short articles.
Madison Co; Iowa.
t. S. Through the kindness
of niy friends I am a reader ol
yourmost yaluable paper and
it i very iaiereating to me, as
I once-; lived Jo-jyour county,
then called AtlrrAiB, and it is a
pleasure to see many old fa
miliar? names, but sorry to see
the names of bo many lawless
people selling liqu jr that I was
acquainted with. '
For the Vinton Record.
Country and City Life.
hvod in the country, a" great
deal, and I have lived also in
town; but I love the country
with its green fields and mead
ows, the beautiful flowers and
the little brooks that glide
swifilv on their way, the leafy
trees where the little innocent
binls build their tiny nests, and
in Am urn to gather the golden
fruits and store away for win
ter use. In the winter we al
ways have such pleasant sleigh
rides, and on the long winter
evenings how we 'enjoy our
selves crajking nuts and eat
ing apples, and listening to our
grandmother tell bear qtories
and things that happened
when she" was' voung, wliile in
the city, or-in the village, yob'
have uo such privileges. You
must set evenings n your ele
gant parlors entertaining com
pany, and nothing but pomp
and fashion fills your home.
All the thoughts aud conversa
tion of ladies in the city are
ot the latest styles of dress.
But the farmer's wile does
not trouble herself about the
tashinn so she and her children
are comfortably clothed, her
head is not filled with thoughts
ot what others wear. She
thinks more ot bringing hap
piness to her home and train
ing her children to be careful
and industrious. Therefore I
like the country better than
Antidote for Hydrophobia.
Something ot iMereoi at Ibis
particular lime. At this time,
when the country is filled wiih
mad dogs, the annexed may be
ol interest to many. It is fur
ni.-htdby Mr. Jack Goutding,
who baa had large experience
with dogs, and who has been
bitten by rabid animals no less
than three time', and has been
cured by the Icllowing means:
Alter being bitten take, im
mediately, warm vinecar and
wash the wound well, then drv
it thoroughly, and pour upon
the wound a tew drops of muri
atic acid, which destroys the
poison ot the saliva. Then take
one and a half ounces of ele
campane root, and boil down
to half a pint. Of this decoc
lion take a small quantity ev
ery morning, eating no tood
until afternoon, and then spar
ingly. This treatment should
be kept up one week. ' ,
. The earliest eymptoms of hy
drophobia in a dog is restless
ness and a1, constant : desire to
turn round. The eyes become
bloodshot, countenance anx
ious; see objects in the air, and
frequently snap at imaginary
things; has a depraved appe
tite,' faiai unusual fondness for
his master, and an intense de
sire to lick' bis bands and ' face.
.- t.j r,. :.
IThe sooner such a dog is allied
Time to Plant Seed.
the beuefiiof the inex
perienced we' furnish the fol
lowing information relative to
the correct time for ' planting
seed, and the proper quantity
per acre: ' -V-'' " -
lied Clover. Spring sowing
--March and April; fall Bow
ing September and October.
8 to 10 pounds per sere. ; ' .!
, 7Tf7ioy.--Spring '; sowing,
March and April; fall sowicg
September and .October. , to
i bushel. ;,,;;;:' :
litd Top. Spring 'sowing---April
and May;, fail sowing-
September apd , Octobe. "' i to
1 bushel, . .
Kentucky ISlut QraujL April,
May,7 June and July. f to lf
bushel. 1,
MilleU June. to bushel.
1 Kyi 8pringApnl and
May ialj September and Oo
tober. J to 2 bushels. ' "
Wheat Spring April; fall,
September and October. to
H bushel - v
Corn. April, May and June
4 to 6 quarts. :
Buckwheat July . and Au
gust. buhhel. ' . ' ' .
Sugar Cane. May and June.
2 quarts.
Barley. Spring April and
May; fall August , aud Sep
tember. 2 bushels. . , ,
Oats. April, May and June
2 to 2 bushel.e.
Peas April and May,; 1
to 2 bushels.
Beett. April, May and J une.
4 pounds.
Carrote. April and May. 2
to 3 pounds. - ' 1
Jurmpe. spring sowing-
May;, tall sowing July and
August "1 pound.
White . Beans. May r and
June; 1 bushel. '
. Fotatoet. April and May.
10 i o ii bushels. - ' . '
' Parenipe.-May .''and' June
5 te & pounds.' -'--ftf '
Onions May. 2to3poiinds.
Hungarian Craw. May and
June, i i lo bushel.
Red Pepper in Poultry Raising.
i uo uoi Know it oilier per
sons who raise poultry and pet
birds are as dependent as I am
on red pepper, but I have
found so much benefit from its
use in my poultry yards and
bird cages, that it may not be
amiss to call the attention of
others to its good properties.
I do not speak of the article
that is sold in drug stores (and
sometimes not remarkably
ireuh.) but of the capsicum
that grows in our gardens. 1
have tried ail the different va
rieties, and find that the most
pungent and efficacious is the
small kind usually known by
the name of "Birds' Pepper."
The plent in itself is a beau
tiiul object; it grows about two
feet high, and in autumn its
bright little scarlet berries
look like coral beads peeping
from uader the rich, dark-green
toliage. Indeed, one plant in a
spot lorjis a vry pretty orna
ment for a flower stand. - The
seed possesses a stimulating
and reviving property, and I
find that two or three given to
newly hatched chickens, espe
cially if they are weakly, have
i most happy effect. It a hen
looks feeble after moulting, six
of those berries or pods, giveu
daily in some - corn meal and
sweet milk, improve her won
deriully. Last summer two of my ca
naries begau to droop. Every
day 1 gave ihem each one seed
of ."Birds' Pepper," aud in less
than a week they were quite
well. The same remedy is also
invaluable for mocking birds.
Lizzie in Poultry Bulletin.
font .water hastily - into a
vessel with a narrow neck, and
little -entera; pour gradually,
andn small quantities, and the
vessel is easily filled.1 .Such
was the simile employed by
Quintillian to show thq folly ot
teaching children Q0f much st
Saratoga Letter.
What's in a Name.
Moses Colt Tyler registered
his name yesterdsy in a Sara
toga hotel, when a Brooklyn
man wrote under it: ' .
Tilton Coit Beecher too. '
A. New Porker was intro
duced to a Cleveland1 gentle
man to-day, and not beaiing
bis name distinctly, remarked:
I beg pardon, sir, but I did
not catch your name."
"Bot myxsme isa very
bard oneo catch," replied the
gentleman; "perhaps it is the
harden name you ever heard."
"Uardest name ever heard.
Hi, bet: a bottle 6f wine that
my name is Ilatder.'' repliied
the flew Yorker. .J , ( .
,..A1I. right," said the. Cleve
land ma.n, "my name is, Amasa
J, Stone. Stone; is lard Dough
isn't it, to take -this bottle ol
wlrieP 1 A '
! "Fretly hard nkme," exclaim
ed the New Yorker, "but my
name is Harder Norman B.
Harder and I bet you my
name was Oart'er."
The joke cost Mr. Stone just
San Antonio (Texas) Herald.
A gentleman who has been
recently traveling in the low
er counties, tells us the follow
ing amusing Btory: Lie . was
stopping over night at a house
where the partition walls were
particularly thin. The adjoin-
iug roura was occupied Dy a
mother and her daughter. Af
ter retiring, the mother began
to rebuke the daughter for an
alleged pnrtiality to somebody
named 'John, which. soft Jm
peachment the ' daughtei ' de
nied, vigorously, . ; j '
But," said the mother, "1
saw you kissing him at jh'e
cow pen yesterday morning,
Amanda." . -
'No, ma, he wasn't kissing
"What did ' you have your
bead so clost up to his for, you
decelvin' critter!" '
'Well, you see, ms, I had
been eating pitallas(the fruit
of a speicies of cactus,)' and,
you see, ma, I got some of the
prickles in my lips and and
"And what, you wicked,
wicked critterr I y '
"And I couldn't get them out
myself, you know, and John
pulled them out with his teeth
but he didn't kiss me nary
Thk Miami Union does not
seem to have a high. respect
for our venerable Governor. It
says: "Either the Ohio Pen!
tentiary or he power vested
in (he Governor to pardon its
inmates, ought to be abolished
and that immediately. As this
power is now exercised it is a
gross mockery of Justice and
a shameful disgrace to the
State. We venture to say that
three-fourths ol those now con
fined iu the State prison are
quite as much entitled to the
benefit of Executive clemency
as several who have' lecently
been the subjects of it. After
what he has done we should
not : think Governor Allen
would feel at liberty to refuse
the application of any one In
the institution for a similar favor."
Fayetta Herald.
. Wbxx we were some years
younger in the political news
paper business than we are
now, it used to worry and per
plex us to a very unpleasant
degree to read in our Demo
crat io exchanges misrepresen
tation's and gross slanders op
en the leading men sod princi
ples of our political party; but
as time wears away, we be
come accustomed to this sor'
of Democratic amusement,
and the only effect they have
upon us is to excite our sym
pathy, tor them, and lament
(to depravity ol biuua &tarx
Gallipolis Journal.
GOOD Wheat.
of Ohio
township, had but a few acres
in wheat this year, but what
here was turned out a , large
yield. lie bad three small
pieces. The first in yield was
a tract of If acres, It was'
sowed on the 10th day of Oo
lober, 1873, and St the proper
time harvested. The4 product
was 64 bushels, or over 34
bushels to the acre. It was the
smooth Mediterranean. ' The
second piece was a 2 J acre
tract Booton '- 'wheat. " This
produced 75 bushels over 33
to acre. Both of these tracts
were put in with (he drill. : In
all Mr. Eje'rns had about 8J
seres; irom 'which be will get
not less' than 250 bushels ot
good wheat. Can any one beat
thief ..-i' "" '
Dbink as little as possible in
warm weather. This simple
rule will prevent almost all
discomfort from heat. It is the
stertorous people who go
about puffing and blowing like
steam engines and taking in
about as large an amount of
fuel at every street corner who
complain, probably suffer most
Irom the summer warmth, and
are most liable to be attacked
by summer disorders. Inces
sant thirst is induced partly by
habit, partly by the quantity of
salted food ham mainly
which is used during the warm
weather. Abstain from salt
food; eat fresh meat, fruit and
vegetables, and drink as little
as possible, if you would be
' Horses that are kept in the
stable during' the summer sea
son should Be given daily the
luxury of a roll ron 'thV'earth
Rolling is the means' given 'by
nature for. the animal to rid it
self of vermin and skirt disj
etaes, and It tend9 to make the
animal healthy. Some owners
object to allowing a horse to
roll on the bare earth, because
it gets dirt in the hair and
makes extra work to keep the
animal clean, but the extra
work pays it rightly under
Slightly sarcastic was the
clergyman who paused, and
addressed a man coming into
church after the sermon had
begun, with the remark: "Glad
to see you, sir; come in, always
glad to Bee those here late,
who can't come early." And
decidedly self possessed was
the man thus addressed in the
presence of an astonished con
gregation, as he' responded:
"Thank you; would yon favor
me with the textt
The financial heterodoxy ol
the Pennsylvania Democracy
i more flagrant even than that
of the Illinois article. So lar
irom. favoring inflation, or
greenback paymentOi the five
twenties, it declares .''that a
steady tfiort should be made to
bring the Government notes to
a par with gold and to secure a
return to specie payment at the
O. S.
A bot tound a gold dollar on
an ant hill in the old commis
sary building at Fort Fillmore,
New Mexioo, a short time since.
The following day three dollars
were found in the same place.
They bad evidently been bro't
up by tbs ants. Search: was
made, and a small wooden box,
badly decayed, containing one
bundled end eighty gold dol
lars was found about a foot be
low the surface.'
, Thi champion grasshopper of
I ha season has been seen by
th Oswego Independent. ' It
weighed half an ounce. '
Cusrsa's expedition has die
covered gold in the Black Bills
of .Northern Montana. Good
by, India! "
One square,... ,.k jjji i(l
Eacb Additions wuet ion . . . 50
pAKl, per re . . JO x.
Local notlot, per line, lf
YeArlj ad?krtl5emi)t $100 1)0
column. And at protortionat rats pel
le space. - Parable tn advance.
t7Tho Record being ths o(9ctil
paper of the town, and having tl
Urjrest circulation of any paer a 'tf
county, offers Bunerloi'lnJucunettw"
to ad vert Iae ra. 1
A Maw t man who wai dyin g
arranged 1 his worldly 'stfairj
verycooly. : "As to "fof
al," he said atter everything
else had been settled, "I guess
Sam Hubbard had better Isad
the 1 services.
fluent talker, andr alters lied
tobear him.' 'vbad flealyis
with him,' and allers' found be
set out things just about
they wa." " ' J
t rt' m - t ry
f Ix Is Snnbunce'd 'that Mf
James Gordon "Bennet of t
tieraid has gohejjntq parfr
ship with thej London Tele
graph in order to send Mr.
Henry "rMqStanley o'ApIore
that partirrf. Africa whsra-"tv
ingstone died. Stanley-is., to
take.op the work of the Scotcji
man and to carry it on at the
expense.oi( the llerald- and Tel
egraphV.;:v,U 'r
The Albany Express of re
cent date say i:-"It1 "maybe
notod as an extraordinary
currence that ' no ' lesl than
3,650 tons of steel rails fur th
New Yoik Central tracks arrif
ed here last week Th rail
are manufactured in Wales,asd
are of the Barrow und'Lofl'd
worth brands. ' - ;
Tui editor ot s New'( England
exchange in the exuberance of
his joy, sent us the following
dispatch on the -2d inst.: ,
"A daughter wai wanting,,
At last we have found iter. '
She came Sunday morning,-
A healthy nine-pouuder."
The management of theOoji
tennial Exhibition .is makis
great progress with . its labofs.
It is certain that Jtbe buildsg
will be, ready in time, and thjat
the industries oi foreign conn
trieswill be lullyi represepted.
A OENTLEiii A ,4 a s pre len ti ri g
a lape collar to his kdored1 cm
said carefully: Dof iiot' Jd't
any one else rumple it" "Na,
dear," she replied, "fil tatt)
it off." ' . ' ' "
When a man dies and leaves
a nice young widow with plen
ty of money, and you see . her
walking out with tho' executor
on Sunday afternoon, a chango
s imminent. , . f
An Illinois' editor-return
thanks for a centipede sent
to him from Texas by mail: "It
being," he says, "the first cent
of ai y kind that we've received,
for several weeks.
MotiLToK, Carpenter, -Tilton
& Co., are now all suspected ot
blackmailing. The compos
has become tr foetid that It U
disagreeable looking into it. -
Whix a man saves his cigar
money to buy his wife a new
bonnet snd the children new
shoes, it indicates a spell of
The vintage of California
this season will, it is estimated
amount to 10,000,000 gallons,
against 4,000,000 iu 187S and
2,600,000 la 1872.
Mart legends from differetjt
countries go to show that la.
the . earliest times birds weft
especially regarded . as , th
abodes of departed spirits
Ok last Saturday week, Mr.
Wilkins Arnold, of Ward town-
Ship, Hooking county, commit.
tad suicide by cutting ibis
throat ' -;:
ACkiOAeo paper thinks that
a recent published ballad,, Ob,
speak no more," should have--
been dedicated to Anna Dick-.-insco
, r--r ' -,
. . 4
Wbebx is George Franjfr
Train! Lta ought to be in ifi
Beecher-Tilton scandal. V3e
in, Gecrge, there is room for
one more. , i t' w j
; 1' m ' i ',
"I wotU)5t have left, $
the people kinder eggs'j
on," said a man who wa"4 aVksdl
why he quit his'KaaV.ag Qr,
in a harry, i-''"1 ,i,J ," '. "'"'

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